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The Ubyssey Jan 29, 1976

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Array Vote procedure shoddy
Student senate and board of
governors elections exploded into
controversy Wednesday because
election organizers have more
respect for dollars than they do for
Many students balked at voting
when they found out they had to
seal their ballots in an envelope
marked with their name and
student number.
Registrar Jack Parnall, officially running the election, said
Wednesday this procedure was
necessary because his office was
not prepared to spend the money it
would cost to print seven extra
voting lists to supply each polling
The names and numbers on the
envelopes will be checked to make
sure students who voted are full-
time students. The Universities
Act, which governs the elections,
specifies that only full-time
students — those taking 12 units
per year or more — may vote in
elections for board and senate
But Reg Robson, UBC sociology
prof and B.C. Civil Liberties
Association member, says the
registrar should have used  two
envelopes — one unmarked envelope containing the ballot and
one marked envelope containing
the plain envelope with the ballot.
Brent Tynan, Alma Mater
Society returning officer, who in
fact looked after many of the
details of the election, said this
system was not used because it
would also cost too much.
Tynan claimed the cut corners
speed up voting and increase the
number of polls open to students.
But because the registrar's office
must count the ballots, results of
the elections won't be known until
late Thursday.
Tynan also insisted that despite
the envelopes, strict secrecy would
be maintained.
"There is a possibility that in the
minds of some, secrecy in this
election is being circumvented, is
not being maintained.
"But you must remember that
we are in a transition of passing
election duties from the registrar's
office to the AMS. In principle it
(the election procedure) stinks, but
in practice I think it will work."
He explained that after
registrar's office workers have
checked the names on the envelopes against the list of eligible
voters the envelopes are opened
and the ballots are removed. The
enveloped would be destroyed and
different people would actually
count the ballots, he said.
In previous years the registrar
opened only six polling places for
senate and board elections, and
each polling place was equipped
See page 2: MORE
ICBC hikes protested
Students to rally
—doug field photo
LET THE SUNSHINE IN, the architect said, I want everybody to see
all the nice concrete inside good old Sedgewick library. Natural light is
a nice addition to fluorescent fixtures illuminating books and students.
Students at two B.C. universities have begun to
organize against those new Insurance Corp. of B.C.
premium rates that could be increased as much as
250 per cent for some under-25 drivers.
UBC will hold a rally at noon Tuesday in the Instructional Resources Centre at which Dennis Cocke,
an NDP MLA and a former member of the ICBC
board of directors, will speak.
A University of Victoria student is organizing
another form of rate increase protest. Eugene Raponi
is organizing a cavalcade of under-25 motorists and
their cars, all bearing "for sale" signs, to drive to the
legislature building from the UVic campus. The
cavalcade will surround the building while drivers
honk their horns.
The cavalcade will leave the UVic student union
building at 11:30 a.m. Friday. Raponi said Monday
the cavalcade will include at least 100 vehicles.
The UBC rally is sponsored by the committee for a
democratic university.
Another protest rally, scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday
at the Pacific National Exhibition Agrodome, is
Sponsored by a group calling itself the concerned
citizens committee for fair ICBC rates, the B.C.
Federation of Labor and the Vancouver and New
Westminster labor councils.
Representatives from the four parties in the
legislature have been invited.
Students began to react publicly when CKNW open
line host Art Finley and Cocke discussed the plight of
under-25 drivers in a show broadcast Monday.
Most callers were under 25. During the 1-1/2 hour
program, the telephone lines were constantly busy,
Finley said Tuesday in an interview.
Cocke told callers to call Kathleen Ruff, human
rights commission director, asking her to apply age
and sex discrimination sections in the B.C. Bill of
Rights against the increases.
But commission member Bill Black said Wednesday the act's sex discrimination sections don't
appear to cover insurance rates for young drivers.
"Insurance distinctions based on sex are OK in life
insurance, for example. There are separate tables for
men and women," Black, law professor, told The
He said the board is looking into possible action on
age discrimination in the ICBC rates.
"Age discrimination is explicitly covered with
respect to employment, but in the public service
section (which includes insurance) the act only says
there can be none without reasonable cause."
Black also said the act defined "age" as 45 to 65
because people in this age group are discriminated
against in employment.
Because statistics show male drivers under 25 are
involved in more accidents than drivers in any other
age group, ICBC could claim its actimns are within
the provisions of the Human Rights Code, Black said.
Shelagh Day, a commission staff worker, said there
might be a case for age discrimination based on
marital status.
Married males under 25 are charged a lower rate
than single ones.
Cocke, who described the rates as "horrible," said
he couldn't imagine how the premiums for young
drivers were determined.
"They must have picked them (the premiums) out
of the air or got them from Montreal," the former
health minister said in an interview.
Montreal has the highest car insurance rates in
"I've looked at the claims ratio (for young drivers)
and it is much higher (than that for older drivers) but
not to that point," Cocke said.
"They must have taken the rate which claims prior
to now would indicate and almost doubled it."
Cocke reiterated the NDP position that the gasoline
tax should be used to subsidize ICBC.
"We feel the gas tax woufd mean people who drive
more would pay more."
Cocke defended compulsory collision insurance
because it eliminated the need for lawyers to settle
accident claims.
With collision coverage, the Crown corporation will
pay the cost of damage in an accident.
"If you have an accident in a $5,000 car with no
See page 7: COCKE
Taxpayers pay, faculty munch
How would you like to eat a full
course lunch in sumptuous
surroundings, with soup and salad,
for only $2.50?
Well forget it, you can't. Such
privilege is reserved for UBC
faculty at the exclusive Faculty
And what's more, the taxpayers
are subsidizing the cheap meals,
drinks and trappings enjoyed by
the university's well-paid faculty.
Faculty members pay anywhere
from $48 to $154 to belong to the
club, on a scale according to their
salary. A similar downtown outfit,
the University Club, costs $1,000 to
join plus annual dues of $280 to
How can the Faculty Club afford
to charge such low fees and keep
prices down at the same time?
The answer is that the university
administration uses public money
to shoulder the overhead costs
most restaurants and clubs pay
themselves. The university gives
the Faculty Club heat, light, water
and maintenance, all at no charge.
On top of this the university pays
the Faculty Club $15,000 to use the
"social centre," an area reserved
mostly for administration functions.
Svend Robinson, a former
student board of governors
member, said Monday the Faculty
Club "shouldn't be getting
anything from the university."
Robinson said the university
should not subsidize the Faculty
Club because there is no similar
facility for clerical, janitorial or
any other non-academic staff, (not
to mention students) who are
excluded from membership.
He slammed the $15,000 social
centre fee as an unnecessary
subsidy and said he opposed it
when the university budget came
before the board of governors for
"The   direct   cash   subsidy   is
unnecessary and the utilities and
janitors being paid are all the more
reason they (the Faculty Club)
should not be subsidized."
Robinson gave four other
reasons why the club should not be
subsidized by the university:
e the faculty club was a gift from -
a private individual, Leon Koerner, so there is no mortgage to pay
e any faculty member or senior
administration figure can book
space in the club, whether for a
university function or not;
e university functions bring in
revenue from the sale of food and
liquor anyway;
e and the club does not pay any
rent on its land.
Frank Keetley, physical plant
operations and maintenance
superintendent, said Wednesday
the university has no record of how
much it costs to provide the faculty
club with all its utilities.
See page 2: CLUB
—doug field photo
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Thursday,  January  29,   1976
'More lists inefficient'
From page 1
with a voting list. But this year,
after meeting with AMS representatives, Parnall agreed to allow
the AMS to run much of the election itself.
The AMS insisted on having 13
polling places open on election day.
Rather than running another seven
copies of the voting list through the
registrar's office computer,
Parnall and Tynan opted for the
envelope system. Five thousand
envelopes were printed.
It is unknown how many people
voted in the election, but any
unused envelopes (if previous
student elections are anything to
judge by, there should be several
thousand) can be used for future
elections, Tynan said.
"We're offering so many polls
that   it  would  be   inefficient   to
provide lists of 18,000-odd students
and their status to each poll," he
Reaction to the non-secret vote
was especially strong among law
students, where Bill Clarke is
trying to unseat Gordon Funt from
his position as law senator.
Balloting official Al Trann, law 3,
said between 20 and 25 per cent of
law students were spoiling their
ballots or refusing to fill in their
names and student numbers.
Envelopes \vithout names and
student numbers will not be
"Some people are refusing to
vote and if they do vote, they are
refusing to put their names on the
envelope," Trann said. "But later
on, as we explained it, the numbers
of spoiled ballots decreased."
He said about every third law
Club chairman denies
operation gets free ride
From page 1
Keetley said there is no meter on
any of the utilities so nobody takes
account of their costs.
One full time janitor from
physical plant and a gardener from
the botanical gardens are supplied
to the club, Keetley said. Teams of
physical plant workers also do any
maintenance, including painting or
repairing broken windows,
resulting from "regular wear and
Any club in the real world would
pay these costs itself. Physical
plant workers are paid by the
university from public money.
Joost Blom, chairman of the
Faculty Club board of directors,
denied last week the Faculty Club
is getting a free ride from the
He said the university gets
"indirect benefits" in return for
absorbing the club's overhead
costs. He cited the "relatively
small fee ($15,000)" paid by the
university for use of the social
centre as a just return on the
university's investment.
Blom said overhead costs for
"cheap" use of the social centre is
fair trade.
In Tuesday's issue of The
Ubyssey it was incorrectly stated
that senate candidate Bernard
Bischoff is in favor of compulsory
examinations for first and second
year students.
He is opposed to such exams.
The Ubyssey apologizes for any
embarrassment or inconvenience
experienced by Bischoff as a result
of this incorrect statement.
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student questioned the ballot-
signing process.
"This is really bizarre," said one
prospective voter, Sandy Cunningham, law 2. "Where's the
secret ballot?" she asked.
Brian Taylor, law 1, said the
procedure made a mockery of the
balloting process.
Roger McMeans, law 2, called
the voting system "an abusive
Tynan said that in the future, he
will press for some sort of indication on student cards stating
whether or not that student is
eligible to vote in senate and board
There were other minor bugs in
the election: one poll was open only
1-1/2 hours instead of from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m., because of what Tynan
called "a lack of interest in election in phys ed."
The other, of course, is that
students will not know until Friday
who their new student reps are.
He said most of the club's $1
million operating budget is paid by
membership fees and revenue
from food and liquor sales.
"By far the biggest percentage
comes from prices."
Blom refused to give The
Ubyssey a breakdown of the club's
budget but said three times as
much of the budget comes from
revenue than comes from fees.
When asked what the club's costs
are — if utilities, maintenance,
gardening and rent are free —
Blom cited the club's 100-member
staff and food costs. The Faculty
Club's food is ordered wholesale by
the UBC purchasing department,
(whose employees are university-
paid) along with food services
To belong to the Faculty Club one
must be a faculty member for at
least one year. Senior administration personnel, members
of the senate and members of the
board of governors can also join.
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Page 3
Bagman seeking pool funds
Most UBC students are probably
aware of the reason behind the
giant, ugly hole currently being
dug south of SUB — some day it
will be the $4.7 million UBC aquatic
In the largest election turnout in
recent years, students last year
voted to continue contributing $5
each per year until their share of
the bill — $925,000 — is paid.
That works out to just under 20
per cent of the pool's total cost paid
by students. In return, just 14.4 per
cent of pool time (45 section hours
out of the 335 hours the pool's three
sections are available each week)
is available for free student use.
This won't be good news for
students who began paying the $5
fee when it was initiated in 1973
because by the time the pool is
completed (no firm date yet) they
won't have their free admission
ticket — a student card.
In fact, even students who
started paying the fee this year
may never have a free dip — that
mud hole is only stage 1 of the
project and the entire $4.7 million
cost has not yet been raised.
Stage 1 is expected to take 12 to
14 months to complete and the end
result will be the basic frame and
structure and the pool itself. It does
not include electrical and
mechanical systems or pool
decking. The pool will not be
So far, a total of $2.2 million has
been raised toward paying for the
pool. Students (4,100 of them who
voted for it in 1972 and 4,300 who
reaffirmed it last year) will kick in
$925,000. UBC will match that
amount. The provincial government has pledged $333,333.
The majority of the remainder
will hopefully be scraped up during
the current fund-raising project,
which is responsible for the four-
page "newspaper" distributed on
campus Monday.
That campaign hopes to raise
$1.3 million, but only $1.2 million of
it (if it is raised) will ever directly
contribute to the pool's construction.
The remainder ($102,000) is the
budgeted cost of conducting the
campaign and off the top of that
sum comes $17,000 for the head
fund raiser. He is Doug Aldridge,
the same former Alma Mater
Society president who has lobbied
privately and fought publicly for
the pool since it was dreamed up
more than five years ago.
For Aldridge it's a bit of a victory, since he is finally being paid
to do something that has come
naturally for him for the past few
years — fight for the pool.
The 10,000 copies of the pool-plea
paper that appeared Monday cost
only $500. The rest of the $102,000
will be spent cajoling UBC alumni,
—deryl mogg photo
AND WHEN IT'S FINISHED all we'll have is a concrete hole instead of a mud hole. That's because
construction on new covered pool south of SUB is only in first stage. Work on aquatic centre started before
all funds for pool had been raised.
Women's Office eviction mulled
The SUB space demand committee is mulling a plan to move
the Women's Office from its prime
second-floor location in SUB to
make way for office space for the
expanded Alma Mater Society
leadership, a committee member
said Wednesday.
Student senator Bill Broddy said
individual committee members
are considering several different
locations for the office.
But the idea of moving the
Women's Office from its current
SUB 230 location is not exactly
"That's an old AMS idea that's
been kicking around for a long
time," AMS president Jake van
der Kamp said Wednesday.
Even the prospective victims of
the move, the Women's Office
members, don't seem too shocked
at the rumour.
' 'Every year at this time we have
this fight," Women's Office worker
Nicola Sumner said Wednesday. "I
hadn't heard the fight was already
on again this year."
Long-time Women's Office
member Marion Barling agrees
with Sumner. She said the often-
proposed eviction has always been
"a constant threat" hung over the
office by the SUB space demand
Broddy said that though several
committee members, including
himself, are discussing the
proposal on their own, it has never
been discussed as an official
proposal by the committee.
He said the rationale behind the
proposal is that members of the
students' representative assembly
(SRA) will need some work aria
near the AMS offices where they
can be accessible.
(This spring the AMS will adopt
a new constitution which breaks
the current AMS council into two
bodies — the SRA and the Students
Administrative Committee. The
SRA, which will be the main policymaking body, will include all
student board of governors and
senate members as well as
representatives from each of the
undergraduate societies.)
"Not that we're trying to do
anything to the Women's Office,"
he said. "The main concern is work
space for the board and senate
SRA reps."
He said under -the current AMS
set-up only the executive members
have office space in SUB. As a
result, "They're the decision
making body. The other reps are
never around, and they don't have
much input."
He said one aim. of the  new
constitution is to downgrade the
administrative functions of the
AMS — currently handled by the
executive — and emphasizes the
policy-making function,
"If we just say the SRA is a very
powerful body legally, than give
the SAC all the offices . . ."he
said, the SRA would in fact never
become a powerful body because
there would be little accessibility
to the members.
He said the Women's Office is
being considered for use by SRA
because of its proximity to the
AMS offices, not because of its
current tenants.
"The minute you touch the
Women's Office you can be accused of everything in the world.
But the Women's Office doesn't
need to be next to the AMS office."
He suggested a number of
alternative locations being considered for the Women's Office.
One is room 105 in the northeast
corner of SUB behind the cafeteria.
It is currently being used by the
UBC Open House Committee, and
is extremely difficult to find.
Or, Broddy suggested, the
Women's Office could be displaced
to "any one of the smaller meeting
rooms that's a good size for them
— for example, those in the
southeast corner (of the second
faculty, the community and any
large corporation that will listen
into coughing up the rest.
Aldridge Wednesday defended
the $102,000 fund-raising campaign
budget. He pointed out that this
sum is a budgeted amount only
(approved by the UBC board of
governors in October, 1975) and
claimed he has so far kept well
within it and may not use it all up.
He broke it down this way:
• $3,000 to pay for entertainment
("coffee and cookies") for the
various committees that work with
the actual fund raisers;
• $18,000 for printing the slick
brochures, pledge cards and other
publications the prospective
donors will receive;
• $23,000 for equipment in the
fund-raising office (located in the
former Cecil Green Park coach
• $500 for telephone;
• $10,000 to send one or two fund
raisers to 12 B.C. communities and
possibly to Ottawa;
• $10,000 to cover costs of
mailing out 100,000 pleas for
• $1,500 to rent office equipment;
• and, of course, $35,504 to pay
Aldridge, his secretary and
"casual labor."
"So far we are running far below
our (budget) estimates," Aldridge
The campaign is being run in two
stages. First, students, faculty,
alumni and the community are
being approached, all by mail and
direct on-campus appeals with the
last group recipients of a door-
knocking campaign that gets under
way today at noon when student
campaigners are supposed to show
up in the SUB ballroom.
Then, after hopefully racking up
a good pile of money from the
small time contributors, the fund
raisers will approach large corporations.
Students aren't really getting the
worst of the deal — as usual,
taxpayers will be hardest hit.
UBC's $925,000 contribution (plus
an as yet unspecified further
amount, probably as large,
Aldridge said) comes out of the
university's capital fund, which is
taxpayers' money.
The provincial government's
contribution is, of course, tax
money. And Aldridge hopes to hit
taxpayers from B.C. to
Newfoundland with an approach to
the federal government for a
$350,000 grant.
The users committee, which will
divide up the rest of the 246 section
hours the pool is available for (the
UBC administration, which has
also agreed to pay hefty maintenance costs, gets 45 free hours a
week for academic programs) is
made up of only two community
The users committee is also
composed of two students and two
faculty representatives. '
Whether the $1.3 million is raised
or not, Aldridge will be out of a job
when the one-year campaign ends
this October. What then?
"I suppose I'll have to start
looking for another job," he said.
Election of all UBC
positions called for
The new Committee for a
Democratic University has called
in its foundation statement for the
election of all university positions
from the level of department heads
and up.
The statement called for
"election by appropriate constituencies of faculty, students and
staff of all key administrators from
department chairman through
The CDU was established Jan. 21
by members of UBC's faculty, staff
and student body. Its stated aim is
to democratize all levels of the
university community.
The foundation statement was
unanimously endorsed by about 40
people who attended a noon-hour
meeting Wednesday.
Other CDU aims in the statement
• recognition by students that
they belong to and must come to
identify with workers in society;
• the "opening up of the
decision-making process at UBC —
from top to bottom — to faculty,
students and staff and for the inclusion of significant numbers of
students and faculty members of
all ranks in all aspects of departmental and university policy,
including tenure, promotion and
hiring decisions;"
• stopping provincial government attempts to roll back
educational spending or reversing
the very limited reforms of higher
education contained in the
Universities Act;
• and a university serving the
interests of working people rather
than "a technocratic university
serving the corporate elite."
The statement also called on all
committee members to respect
picket lines, an obvious reference
to the recent strike by library and
clerical workers which received
very little support from either
students or faculty members.
Phil Resnick, committee co-
founder and political science
professor, also proposed that the
CDU conduct a study of the power
structure of the university administration.
"It would be very interesting to
study who rules UBC," he said.
The committee also agreed to
organize an Insurance Corporation
of B.C. premium hike protest, noon
Tuesday in the Instructional
Resource Centre, lecture hall 2.
The protest will feature NDP
MLA Dennis Cocke, a former
member of the ICBC board of
directors, and the CDU hopes to get
Pat McGeer to present the Social
Credit side of the argument.
—matt king photo
Van der KAMP, RESNICK, MacKENZIE . . . CDU organizers. Page 4
Thursday,  January  29,   1976
ICBC protest
When no one else will help ya, do it yourself.
It's called mobilization — group action, protest.
And if there was ever a time young people generally
should band together, regardless of political views, it's to
fight the Insurance Corporation of B.C. rate increases.
The so-called under 25 group, the sex-crazed, driving
loonies who allegedly always have accidents, are being asked
to pay several times their current rates under the Social
Credit — "make 'em bleed" — Autoplan formula.
It's discrimination plain and simple. When the private
insurance companies were in B.C. it was understandable — for
them it's money first and people second.
But ICBC is government-owned insurance (so it should
be fair) and what the Socreds say about the "political
independence" of the corporation is hogwash.
It was the Socred cabinet which demanded, for political
reasons, that ICBC recover everything at once. They want to
make the NDP look as bad as they can. Even the actuary who
studied Autoplan for the new government said the Socred
approved rates were higher than necessary.
(An interesting sidelight is that Premier Bill Bennett on
the one face says he is shocked at the under-25 rates while on
the other he leads the cabinet which approved them.)
The point is the Socreds want to run ICBC into the
ground on purpose. They want to prove that 'socialism'
won't work and that government should keep its stinking
nose out of the private business sector.
And to destroy ICBC (and open the floodgates for the
insurance companies) the government is unfairly
discriminating against an entire class of motorists, irrespective
of individual driving records.
Sure, a lousy driver should pay more. And under the
NDP ICBC scheme drivers with a lot of driving offence points
— lousy drivers — did have to pay through the nose for
personal driving insurance. That way people Were treated as
individuals, not statistics. Let's keep the personal approach to
this thing.
Why resort to the private industry r-ip-off system
already? They'll be back soon enough.
Virtually all UBC students who drive cars are in the
discriminated category and since there seems to be no one
willing to fight the case (see page 1) let's do it ourselves.
There's a demonstration Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the
Agrodome and another at UBC next Tuesday noon in IRC 2.
Come out and join the fight.
Even if you don't drive a car come to the rallies. Think
about this issue in the larger sense.
The Socred method of dealing with the ICBC question
showed a callous disregard for the less affluent and a brutal
insensitivity to the needs and interests of the community. It's
been an ugly process, yet this gang of turncoats, used car
salesmen and hardware merchants has been in office for little
more than a month.
Imagine the arrogance and simple-minded policies that
could emerge in the next few years unless this government is
opposed now. The Socred crew needs to be put in its place.
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Next year's ballot?
Last Friday the Social Credit
government announced the new
auto insurance rate. This hike is
about 200-300 per cent or more than
last year's rate for people under 25.
For instance a male under 25
would pay roughly $700 to $1,000 for
insurance coverage he received
last year. This is a large sum of
money out of any student's budget.
After all a student could possibly
make anywhere from $2,000 to
$4,000 for the summer. If we take
the extreme case a student will be
paying about $1,000 for car insurance, approximately $400 to
$600 for tuition and if he lives away
from home it will cost another
$1,000 to $2,000.
Therefore he would have to earn
will over $3,000 just to meet his
expenses and this does not include
his social life. Now you're saying
what has it got to with the
university, it's very simple if they
think they can get away with this
they may possibly start working on
the educational system.
They have already started on the
nursing faculty at the B.C. Institute of Technology and they
could start trimming some corners
at UBC. With this fallen revenue,
UBC will have to increase its
tuition rates and cause more of a
burden on the student's budget.
Also they are thinking of
discontinuing Careers 76 which
helped students to obtain summer
jobs and hence this policy would be
a pain in the posterior for students
who couldn't find a job this summer.
So I urge every student and
anybody which reads this, to write
to the government telling them
that you want them to start moving
in the direction of a government for
the people not gigantic insurance
companies who helped them get
into office.
Note the Social Credit government is also thinking of increasing
the fare on the Hydro buses.
Bill Low
EUS first vice-president
In all the controversy about the
"literacy crisis," nobody seems to
have mentioned that there is a
correlation between language
ability and performance in some
mathematics courses, for
example, Math 221.
As I have taught this course (or
its equivalent) for the past 13
years, you may be interested to
know that the 221 students have
steadily improved during this
period, while the proportion who
are not Canadian has increased. So
I do not believe there is such a
literacy crisis at UBC.
By the way, I hope that in the
future the English department is
more careful about the figures they
release. For example, during the
AUCE strike it was claimed that 98
per cent of the English 100 students
wrote the Christmas exam, while
now they say that seven per cent
did not write it.
Tim Anderson
associate math prof
The UBC film society always
appreciates publicity for its film
shows held regularly on campus
and The Ubyssey issue of Jan. 23 is
the umsn
Published   Tuesdays,  Thursdays  and   Fridays throughout  the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS
or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are located in room
241K  of the Student  Union   Building.  Editorial departments
228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Gary Coull
"Doug Rushton for king!", screamed Gary Coull, Gregg Thompson,
Ralph Maurer, Sue Vohanka, David Wilkinson, Mike Sasges, Heather
Walker, and Susan Alexander. "Ya, let's get this paper moving again,"
yelled Nancy Southam, Doug Field, Deryl Mogg and Matt King. "Boy this
is really autocracy in action," exclaimed Bob Rayfield to Mark Lepitre,
Mark Buckshon and Eric Ivan Berg. Rushton was elected after "secret
ballots" were opened and all those voting for his opposition were executed.
no exception. In particular we
would like to thank Rick Lymer,
former Ubyssey sports editor, for
his letter to this column. Lymer
discusses his difficulties in obtaining a $1 discount on a membership in the Cinema-16 Comedy
Classics Series.
Perhaps by now Lymer has
realized his error and will not hold
any grudges against the club. After
all, Rick, a receipt is not the same
thing as a membership card which
you held, neither does the Alma
Mater Society business office ever
give out refunds, or does it ever
promise to do so.
Possibly if you had shown a little
more desire to get that dollar by
coming to us in September when
you bought it rather than waiting
until January and if you hadn't
barged into the clubroom angrily
demanding your dollar you might
have had a more favorable
As a result you paid $10 instead
of $9 for a pair of membership
passes worth $11. This allows two
people to see 17 Classic Comedy
Films over seven evenings, a price
at which few people complain.
Sorry, Rick, but you'll have to
think of a better story next year.
Bruce Melville
film society chairman Thursday, January 29,  1976
Page 5
On Monday, Jan. 18,1 submitted
a letter to The Ubyssey for
publication. It did not appear in
either Tuesday's edition or
Thursday's edition and I decided
that I would like to know why. In
the ensuing conversation with the
editor of the letters column I
discovered some interesting
things. It seems there is more
criteria by which letters are edited
than those I was aware of.
At the conclusion of the letters
section the following invitation is
often seen:
"The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers. Although an
effort is made to publish all letters
received, The Ubyssey reserves
the right to edit letters for reasons
of brevity, legality, grammar or
I had, of course, been fully aware
of these words of caution before
submitting my letter and in my
interpretation (yes, my interpretation) my letter was neither
too long, illegal in any sense, poor
grammatically or in poor taste.
Apparently The Ubyssey felt
Upon questioning the editor I
discovered further "reasons" why
my letter was not published. First
of all, to be published letters must
be of "interest to the majority of
students." How this is ascertained
before a letter is published is
beyond me. Furthermore, that this
decision should rest on the
shoulders of one person, who, like
anyone else (including me) has
only his own personal university
experience as a basis for judging
what would have majority appeal,
seems a little unfair.
In effect the editor is saying, I
can, if I choose, print whatever I
want as long as I feel it appeals to
the majority. My impression of this
column was that it was free for all
to express their opinions as long as
the letters (and I agree with these
restraints) are not too long, illegal
in any way, poor grammatically or
in poor taste. Surely the press
should be largely impartial to
content beyond that.
Also, that all letters previously
published have been to the interest
of the majority I would seriously
question and I am sure that many
other readers would agree.
To my way of thinking my letter
was relevant to the majority in
more ways than one. It concerned
the situation at line-ups for Sub
theatre on weekends. Whenever a
well-known movie comes to
campus the line-ups are extremely
long and I would venture to say
that the majority of students have
seen and experienced the confusion
that occurs.
Because the line-ups are not
patrolled (and its a shame to think
that they need to be) all kinds of
butting into line, changing lines
and other confusion occurs.
In my letter I spoke of my experience in such a line and indicated the reasons why I felt the
way I did. I cannot see that it
contravened any of the restraints
The Ubyssey imposes on letters.
The editor claimed that he was
not interested in printing "personal revelations." How he interpreted my letter as a revelation
I'll never know and neither will
anyone else since they don't have
the opportunity to even read it for
True, I am a Christian and did
mention the word God once in the
letter and I take the editor's word
for it when he maintains that he.is
not prejudiced towards political
and religious groups. I hope also
the editor and I agree that religious
or political inferences in letters are
not enough grounds to veto them.
My main reason for writing this
letter isnot to accuse the editor for
discrimination against religion.
My purpose is to bring to light
unstated criteria by which letters
are judged — criteria which the
majority of the campus is
Surely, and again I make this
point, there should be freedom of
the press (in this case freedom to
speak to other people through the
press.) The editor claims that
because of the large number of
letters he receives he cannot print
them all.
This is a good point and judging
by the stack he has on his desk, in
one sense it is probably true (how
many others have written
"unacceptable" letters? What
perplexes me is that this is the
same editor who a few short weeks
ago was claiming there was a lack
of letters.
Indeed, he said there were none.
But, to digress a moment, I would
like to suggest to the editor that the
letters section of The Ubyssey is
the most popular section of the rag
in spite of all.
Not necessarily because it is
edited but simply because of its
form — a place where students can
communicate with one another. In
view of recent comments about the
articles in the paper I'm sure that
that suggestion would find some
What I'm getting at is that if any
section need not fear being expanded it is that one. Why then
such a large stack? It could
probably be smaller with no harm.
To get back to the point and to
prevent this letter from being
edited in the name of brevity, I
would ask that the editor respond
to this in The Ubyssey and more
clearly outline his policies for
accepting and not accepting letters. I also challenge the editor to
print my other letter, in spite of it
being outdated, and let the
majority decide for themselves.
Mike Haines
arts 3
Before clarifying our letters
policy generally, we'd like to
respond to a few points in your
second letter.
You were told that at times
during the year The Ubyssey
receives more letters than it can
reasonably publish. In certain
periods the number of ads we have
drops,   meaning   smaller papers.
During these periods all sections
of the paper — news, sports,
tweenclasses and letters — have
less space and one can't be expanded without severely cutting
back another.
Hence when we get too many
letters for the allotted space, we
have to make a choice. In these
situations we try to choose the
letters which will appeal to the
majority of students — admittedly
a subjective decision but one not
always made by a single individual.
Your letter makes an unfair
accusation that one person sits
behind a desk and relishes the
power to act as censor over letters
to the editor. This is not true.
In your particular case, the
letter you refer to [which appears
below] was judged to be less interesting to students than the
others we received as it amounted
i to a personal confession rather
than a relevant comment on SUB
film line-ups.
We've reprinted it below to let
people decide for themselves.
The editor is glad you take his
word for it that there is no religious
or political discrimination about
printing letters.
To be fair, you might have noted
[as was pointed out to you] that in
an issue last week we printed a
letter from a religious group
complaining that they were being
discriminated against.
That should have proved it to you
so you won't have to simply rely on
the editor's word.
As for your suggestion that we
expand the letters column, where
space and good letters permit we
often devote another page to
clearing the backlog. As a general
policy, however, letters are usually
kept on page four so that we have
space for the various other components of the newspaper.
The number of letters we receive
varies throughout the year
depending on issues and time
available for students to write. It
was more than a few weeks ago
[last year in fact] that we had
almost run out of letters but since
the solicitation we've been doing
fine, thanks.
As for our letters policy:
"The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers. An effort is made
to print as many letters received as
possible, however, lack of space
may force the staff to choose some
over others based on those which
they think would be of interest to
the most students. The Ubyssey
reserves the right to edit letters for
reasons of brevity, legality,
grammar or taste. Letters should
be typed and be as concise as
possible. Unsigned letters will not
be printed and a pseudonym will
only be used if the writer can
supply an adequate reason for his
or her desired anonymity." —
Last Friday night Catch 22 was
showing at Sub theatre. It is a
highly rated film and a lot of people
wanted to see it. My girlfriend and
I arrived to find a gargantuan line
shaped like a spiral (if you can
imagine that) winding its way
down to the theatre.
Even with little hope of getting in
we decided to line up and try. When
the ticket office opened and the line
began to move a funny thing
happened. Instead of following the
spiral around, the people in the two
lines merged at the top of the entrance way to the theatre.
This meant that a great many
who had come later and were at the
end of the line were getting in
before a very great many who had
come before them. We were part of
those at the end of the line who
were suddenly going straight down
into the theatre.
What had seemed like an innocent formality had now suddenly
become an extremely difficult
situation for us. Two parts of me
were at war. I knew that it wasn't
fair that we should get in ahead of
all those who had come before us
and that two others should rightly
have our seats, yet, on the other
hand, I just really wanted to see
that show.
The strength of this second
desire surprised even me as I
found myself moving along with
the line and eventually at the final
crucial moment buying tickets. I
was amazed. My own selfishness
had been laid bare before my eyes.
We were some of the last to get in.
To all those who got shafted in
that line and didn't get in for all
their waiting I want to say I'm
sorry. It seems too late in some
ways. It is too late. Two friends of
ours in front of us who wanted to
see that show as much as us
decided to give their two seats to
someone else and left before we got
to the ticket office.
They were the only two. I just
didn't have the strength to do that
there I was part of the mad rush as
the line swept past the ticket booth
into the theatre.
I do have hope however. My hope
lies in God. He is a God who
teaches us to give; teaches us to
love; teaches us unselfishness.
Through his forgiveness in the
death of His son Jesus Christ He
has enabled us to change and keep
changing. I learned a valuable
lesson on Friday night and next
time perhaps I will have the
Mike Haines
arts 3
'ZANU battles racism in Rhodesia9
Michael Mawema, organizing secretary
and member of the central committee of the
Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU)
will speak to a UBC public meeting Friday
noon in the SUB ballroom. ZANU is
currently engaged in an armed struggle for
majority rule now against the racist Smith
regime of Rhodesia.
The meeting is part of a 19-city national
fund raising tour by ZANU. Mawema will
also speak at SFU later Friday and at
Templeton high school 7 p.m. Saturday, as
part of a rally including representatives of
the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), the Pan
Africanist Congress (from South Africa)
and the Hindustani-Ghadar Party (Marxist-
Leninist) — the organization of Indian
Marxist-Leninists abroad.
In an interview conducted with him at the
beginning of the fund raising tour, Mawema
explained the importance of getting
Canadian support for the Zimbabwean
revolution and the contribution they can
make on this fron.
"The people of Zimbabwe will start by
being grateful to the democratic people of
Canada and those who are conscious of the
socialist principle upon which our international solidarity is established ... So
my mission here shall be to give that information, that service as will be able to
create a consciousness of the reality of the
situation, the graveness of the effect of
collusion by imperialist and colonial forces
on the people of Rhodesia.
"We would like the people of Canada to
give to us moral support. It is this spirit of
proletarian internationalism, particularly
for the socialists that gives us courage
whilst our young men and women are
fighting in the countryside; they will know
they have friends and comrades that will
stand and have stood by them ..."
Mawema explained the history of struggle
in Zimbabwe and the establishment of
"The struggle in Zimbabwe has been
going on continuously for nearly a century.
Now Zimbabwe was colonized at the end of
the 19th century and by 1893, the first
rebellion . . was launched by our people
against the British colonial settlers. The war
of liberation has continued since 1893 to the
present ..."
"The present revolutionary movement is
being led by ZANU and starts from the birth
of ZANU ... in the '60's. ZANU came into
being as a continuation . . .of the struggle
that began with the formation of the African
National Congress in the 1950s, and then by a
National Democratic Party in the '60s, by
ZAPU in the '60s, and continues on until now
under the Zimbabwe African National
He noted the successes of ZANU in the
"Early in 1974, ZANU ha3 fielded large
armies, had liberated large parts of Zimbabwe, the northeastern part. Presently,
ZANU controls an area equal to the state of
Mawema went on to explain the response
of the Rhodesian and South African
governments and their foreign backers to
the deterioration of the Smith regime and
the resultant current talks going on between
Smith and Joshua Nkomo with the orchestration of South Africa.
He said that what appears to be "constitutional discussions going on in Rhodesia
is in actual fact the result of imperialist
conspiracies that have been directed
against ZANU."
"Joshua Nkomo is now negotiating with
the Ian Smith government. I think the world
has seen how much not only Rhodesia with
South Africa's support, but also even the
social-imperialist Russia and the
Americans, everybody has made Joshua
Nkomo a hero, a 'reasonable' man, who can
talk sense into the white man and the black
man, a man who can squeeze 'majority rule'
from Ian Smith.
"But as far as ZANU is concerned — it
indeed does not object to negotiations
because it did participate in some
negotiations — but ZANU has taken a
decision and is committed to the liberation
of Zimbabwe by armed struggle and this it
has been able to demonstrate as the only
way, the most correct way ..."
"So therefore at the moment, ZANU is
committed to fighting. ZANU rejects
unequivocally Nkomo's discussions with Ian
Smith. It rejects the entire theory that in
1975, after almost 20 years of negotiations,
(when) Ian Smith continues to say publicly
every day that he is not willing to give
majority rule to Nkomo, that he can spend
his time hobnobbing it with the colonial and
imperialist masters of these people."
Mawema further outlined the role of the
United States and the Soviet Union in his
own country.
"Russian imperialism is seen by its
consistent support for Joshua Nkomo, who is
today the . . . (puppet) . . .of the Russians
and U.S. imperialism .... We have been
informed, and I think it has been authenticated, that it is the Russians who have
continuously financed ZAPU (Nkomo's;
See page 7: RHODESIAN Page 6
Thursday,  January  29,   1976
The Forestry blood drive, on
this week at SUB, is 200 pints
behind last year's pace, and
organizers are blaming vandals.
Because a number of blood
donor posters have been removed
all over campus, the Forestry
Undergraduate Society, the
organizers, fears ' that not
everybody is hearing about the
Hot flashes
Clinic is open until 4:30 p.m.
today, and from 9:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Friday in SUB
A Vanguard Forum discussion
and debate of the Lebanese civil
war will be held 8 p.m. Friday at
1208 Granville Street.
Jerusalem Times editor Joseph
Almaleh and Young Socialist
member Steve Watson are the
The UBC-based Westwater
Foundation will continue to
release its findings on Fraser River
pollution 8 p.m. tonight at the H.
R. MacMillan Planetarium, 1100
Chestnut Street.
Westwater's assistant director
Ken Hall will lecture on the
quality of the water in the Lower
Fraser River, and the sources of
pollution. It is the third in a series
of seven lectures.
Tween classes
Informal    lecture,    women    in   art,
ancient    images,    7:30    p.m.,   SUB
Weekly     fellowship     meeting,     all
welcome,     7:30     p.m.,     Lutheran
campus centre lounge.'
Social     night     with     professional
photographer   as   guest ■ speaker,   8
p.m., SUB 212.
Chuck Connaghan speaks on future
of    labor   in    B.C.,   7:30   p.m.,   St.
Mark's college.
Film,  Miracle in  Korea, noon, SUB
Dave Spence, videotape of interview
with    Leighton   Ford,   noon,   chem
Songs,    informal   concert    by   UBC
songwriters, 8 p.m., SUB art gallery.
A   Hans  Staymer special,  noon,  on
the radio, 650 AM dial.
General meeting, noon, SUB 224.
Meeting, noon, International House
Bible study, noon, SUB 224.
General meeting, noon, SUB 215.
Michael Mawema, organizing
secretary of Zimbabwe African
National Union, speaks, noon, SUB
John Yuille on improving children's
learning, all welcome, noon, Angus
L'Art de Georges Saint-Pierre (de
Quebec) par Jeannette Baillant,
noon, International House 402.
Maintain that
"Just Been Styled
Look" at home
Here's how:
RK Groom & Set.
3644 WEST
4th AVE.
Folk music by Bruce Griffin and
friends, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.,
Lutheran campus centre, Wesbrook
and University Blvd.
Presentation, discussion of events in
Lebanon, 8 p.m., 1208 Granville.
Talk on Baha'i faith, noon, Gage
Leadership   workshop,   registration
$5,  8:30-9 p.m., St. Mark's college.
Party, disco, full facilities, no cover,
"all welcome, 8 p.m., 2280 Wesbrook
Hollyburn    cross-country    ski.  trip,
bus   leaves  SUB   Bank   of   Montreal
■»      7:30 a.m., returns 3:30 p.m. Phone
228-5326 for more info.
Seminar    on    world    hunger,    9:30
a.m.-4     p.m.,     West     Point     Grey
Baptist church.
George & Berny's
2125 W. 10th at Arbutus
Li AD IE S you are invited
to the U.B.C. Engineers DANCE
8 P.M. to 12:30 A.M.
Engineers Undergraduate Society
Invites All Members To
The Last Dance Of The Year
(Free Admission,
Must Present E.U.S.Card)
a CBC production
JAN. 29th
12:30 P.M.
Sat., 11:30 a.m.—CBU 690
Head for the hills
with skis from
Complete Line of All Ski Accessories
Featuring The Top Names in Ski Wear
336 W. Pender St. 681-2004 or 681-8423
Open Friday Nights Till 9:00
RATES:   Campus — 3 lines, 1 day $1.00; additional lines 25c.
Commercial — 3 tines, 1 day $1.80; additional tines
40c. Additional days $1.50 & 35c.
Classified ads are not accepted by telephone and are payable in
advance. Deadline is 11:30 a.m., the day before publication.
Publications Office, Room 241, S.U.B., UBC, Van..8, B.C.
5 — Coming Events
DR.    BUNDOLO    this   Thursday,    29th,
12:30 p.m.  S.U.B.  Theatre. It's free!!
A GENERAL GRAD Class Meeting will
be held on Thurs., Feb. 5, 12:30 p.m.
in SUB Ballroom.
"CONSORT WITH the followers of all
religions in a spirit of friendliness
and fellowship."—Baha'u'llah. Informal discussions on the Baha'i Faith
every Tuesday night at 5606 Presidents' Row. Phone 224-7257.
11 - For Sale - Private
TEAC AN-60 Dolby noise reduction
component. For cassette or reel-to-
reel tape decks. Almost new. $110.
Phone Paul 224-9049 between 6-8
15 — Found
SMALL ELECTRONIC flash on Campus
last Sun.,  10th Jan.  Phone  734-1491.
20 — Housing
FEMALE preferred, non-smoker student required to live in. $75.00 per
month. Room and board plus three
evenings babysitting for two boys
aged 7 and 11. 261-0746 after 5:00
30 - Jobs
EARN $3.00 for a Fast hour in a
Psychology Experiment. Sign up Friday, January 30 at 12:30, Henry Angus Room 13 in Basement.
OFFICE CLERK required part-time,
hours 1-5 p.m., some typing, small
office. Phone 684-1023 between 5-6
p.m. 733-2790 later.
35 - Lost
vicinity of Old Aud. Cafeteria and
Sedgewick.    Please   caU   Susan   224-
FIVE Canadian History library books
from Women's Intramural Office. If
seen please phone     Diane, 228-5326.
40 — Messages
LISTEN    TO    THE    CRY    OF    THE
aborted children. Their cry is no.
Their cry is a cry of terror. Heed
their cry.
LISTEN TO THE CRY of the starving
children. Their cry is, "Release Me".
Their cry is the cry of millions. God
Bless the Pope. They can't.
50 - Rentals
— blackboards and screens. Free use
of projectors. 228-9021.
PROFESSIONAL   Recording   Studio   for
rent. $12/hr. including technician
and tape. For information caU
Richard Saxton or Ralph Bedford at
65 — Scandals
WHY READ "HAMLET" when you can
watch it on film? Olivier's Hamlet on
Friday, Jan. 30 at 12:30 and Tuesday,
Feb. 3 at 12:30; Williamson's Hamlet
on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 2:30 and
Monday, Feb. 2 at 12:30. AU shows
SUB   Auditorium.   75c   per   show.
the Orient Express" this Thurs., 7:00
Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 7:00 & 9:30 in SUB
Aud. 75c. Please bring AMS card &
your friends.
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85 — Typing
home. Essays, thesis, etc. Neat accurate work. Reasonable rates —
1st YEAR STUDENT needs help in
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Anyone knowledgeable in Economics,
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Old papers helpful. Write only F.
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CROSS COUNTRY ski lessons. Tours
to Manning, Baker, Cypress at low
prices. Rental arrangements and
transportation avail. Classes are
small and instructors qualified. Ph.
Nord-Ski  at  228-8602.
SKI WESTLAKE. Lessons, downhill
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INFORM Thursday, January 29,  1976
Page 7
After 22 cars hooked
Vehicle towing denied
Neither the RCMP nor the highways department will admit
having authorized the towing away
of 22 cars from Northwest Marine
Drive Tuesday.
The result is turning out to be a
red tape nightmare for a red jacket
— Engineering Undergraduate
Society president Marty Tupper.
The cars were towed away
Tuesday after no-parking signs
were erected late Monday. All the
cars towed away also bore parking
tickets, placed there by the
campus RCMP.
But Tupper says he parked his
car Monday morning, before the
signs came up, and left the car
Cocke charges Socreds
want private insurance
From page 1
collision coverage, and you -feel
you're at all innocent, you'll go to
court rather than pay the $4,000
damage," he said.
Cocke claimed the new Social
Credit government increased rates
so private insurance companies
could return to B.C.
But ICBC public relations officer
Bev Penhall denied this.
"They can't come back before
1977 because everyone will have
new insurance for the year by
March. But its something the
government will look at in the
months to come."
Penhall said the points system
which operated under the NDP will
In this system, drivers receive
points for traffic infractions. Six or
more points up to 20 points are
squared to arrive at the amount
extra a driver pays for insurance.
"Thrjse people who cause accidents will pay for them," Penhall
said in an interview.
He said high rates for drivers
under 25 are based on the higher
accident rates in that age group.
"Insurance is a pool," he said.
"The many support the misfortunes of the few."
A spokeswoman for the federal
anti-inflation review board's
Vancouver office said the board
had no jurisdiction over the increased until the B.C. government
signs an agreement with the
federal government or establishes
its own anti-inflation board.
"If they do sign an agreement
with the federal government, we
will only be able to intervene if
they give us jurisdiction over their
Crown corporations," the
spokesman said.
Because ICBC is a Crown corporation, it is strictly under
provincial authority he said.
overnight. When he returned late
Tuesday, his car was gone. And he
thinks he's got a case for appealing
the ticket and getting his $33
towing fee returned.
He intends to go to court to avoid
paying the $10 fine that goes with
the parking ticket. But Wid's, the
towing company that hauled his
car off, says to appeal the $33 it
cost to reclaim his car Tupper has
to get a release from whoever it
was that called Wid's to have the
car towed.
There's the rub. Wid's told him
the RCMP ordered the cars towed.
But the RCMP Wednesday refused
to admit, either to Tupper or The
Ubyssey, that it was they who
phoned Wid's. Instead, they
referred inquiries to the B.C.
department of highways, who
-erected the signs so roadside trees
could be pruned.
But a highways department
official said the signs were put up
at short notice at the request of the
RCMP, so road crews could move
in and trim the trees quickly. And
the official denied the suggestion
that highways department had
ordered the tow-away.
'Rhodesian battle rages'
From page 5
organization), that they have told
Nkomo to split from the umbrella
organization     ANC      (African
National Congress).
After he split from the ANC, the
Russians gave him more than
$50,000 to support him in his bid for
Jake takes off
for jaunt
to Ottawa
The federal government claims
this is the year of restraint.
Yet the feds are sending Alma
Mater Society president Jake van
der Kamp on a luxurious, all expenses paid trip to Ottawa to rub
elbows with fellow ethnics.
Van der Kamp, who emigrated
from Holland at age four, will
leave Feb. 13 to attend a three day
meeting of the Ethnic Press
Association to discuss multi-
culturalism in Canada.
"They want people with different
cultural backgrounds to attend,"
van der Kamp said in an interview.
He said he has lived most of his life
in a Dutch immigrant community.
Van der Kamp was offered the
opportunity of the meeting in
Ottawa after attending a meeting
on multi-culturalism in Vancouver.
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recognition by the Ian Smith and
South African governments. So far
as the people of Zimbabwe are
concerned, the continuing support
by the Russians of ZAPU and
Nkomo is an act of aggression to
the people of Zimbabwe, particularly the armed forces of
ZANU . . ."
"U.S. imperialism has not
supported the resolution of the
United Nations to apply sanctions
against Southern Rhodesia. The
U.S. has passed a law to violate
sanctions, to economically support
any illegal regime of Southern
Rhodesia. Currently there are
more than 500 white U.S. Vietnam
veterans fighting with the
Rhodesian army. The U.S. supplies
almost everything that it provided
to its allies in Viet Nam to the
Rhodesian forces."
ZANU is collecting funds on the
tour for rehabilitation, food,
medicine, clothing, legal defence,
education, welfare, and transportation.
giant earth removers sought to
scrape away ever-increasing
Scapa Flows, another 6,000
Yessbyu's perished from a
familiar form of Ecallaw suffocation. Missionaries applauded
vehemently as the Indian River
Citrus Company sank slowly in the
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Thursday, January  29,   1976
U of T picket supported
TORONTO (CUP) — Striking
employees of the University of
Toronto's Student Administrative
Council scored a "victory" when
feminist Germaine Greer refused
to cross workers' picket lines to
attend a scheduled seminar here
The employees, members of
CUPE local 1222, who seek to stop
all SAC-sponsored events, had
asked Greer in a letter not to cross
their picket line.
The letter stressed the union's
efforts to remove the "sexist"
wage differential by which SAC
pays its secretaries, all women,
less than its other employees.
According to union negotiator
John Bennett, the issue of the
secretaries' wage has been the
main reason for the breakdown in
SAC has refused to meet the
union's request for "an average
wage" of $165 per week for all
employees claiming that
"secretaries are not worth that
SAC's final offer for secretaries
was $160 per week and $170 dollars
for other SAC employees.
SAC president Gord Barnes tried
to justify the council's position by
claiming the other jobs involved
"greater responsibility" despite
the present staff's agreement on
the single wage demand.
At a Jan. 21 negotiation, both
parties agreed to a two-wage
system, but remained stalemated
on secretaries' wages.
SAC has also suspended the
wages of the salaried employees of
the Varsity, U of T's student
newspaper. The staff has refused
to publish during the strike in
sympathy with the union's efforts
to stop all SAC services and in
support of the two advertising
office personnel, who are union
members, employed by the varsity.
SAC    communications    com-
United Snakes Air Force C-5A's
airdropped 18 tons of relief spam
on this tiny island kingdom
Wednesday, bringing the first
break in the spamine that has
gripped Pango Pango since
The drop was made after a
special resolution of the United
Matrons established an emergency
Pango Pango Spamine Relief
The only country to vote against
the measure was Grape Britain.
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Open discussion on
abortion at this Friday's
meeting, 12:30 p.m. in
Mildred Brock Lounge.
Louise Whittaker from
the Canadian Association
for the Repeal of the
Abortion Law will speak.
missioner John Tuzyk told a
meeting of the Varsity's board of
directors the wages were
suspended "as a matter of principle" because the editors refused
to publish small ad-free issues,
despite SAC's offer of "extra
funding for that purpose."
The Varsity suggested that the
editors be paid for doing
"research" for the purposes of
"future" Varsities but that too was
rejected by Tuzyk.
Varsity editor Paul MacGrath
said he would resign rather than
publish during the strike.
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