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The Ubyssey Jan 30, 1975

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Array Med school worst in Canada
The UBC medical school's
clinical facilities are operating
under "the worst possible conditions in Canada," medical school
dean Dr. David Bates said Wednesday.
"We need immediate action to
improve these facilities," Bates
said in an interview. "They're
facing a desperate situation"
The medical school will lose its
official accreditation unless
teaching facilities in Vancouver
hospitals are upgraded, Bates said.
In a report prepared for the B.C.
Medical Centre, which coordinates all public health
facilities in B.C., Bates says
UBC medical school would have to
cut admissions in half starting in
September 1976 unless work is
started on improvements to
existing facilities by this September.
The only alternative, according
to the report, would be to cut admissions to the medical school in
half from the current level of 80
students per year to 40.
The report comes in the wake of
the action of the Royal College of
Physicians and Surgeons of
Canada to give the medical school
a tentative two-year approval of its
programs instead of the regular
five-year approval
The report says the college will
withdraw its approval of the UBC
medical school unless facilities are
If the college withdraws approval of the UBC medical school,
its graduates would be unable to
become        candidates for
examination licenced to practice in
SKELETON FRAME of Asian Studies Centre may be the only part
of the«project completed after March when organizers arranging
financial backing say money will run out and the project will have
to be halted. Organizers need $1.6 million more and are meeting
—marise savaria photo
external affairs department officials soon to ask them to increase
the department's grant to the project. If the department agrees,
project organizers say they will ask the B.C. government to increase
its grant.
Major study of student aid underway
A federal-provincial task force
examining the entire student
financial aid system in Canada has
quietly been operating since last
summer, it was disclosed Wednesday.
The task force meets in closed
session, makes no public releases
and includes no direct student representation.
The task force was set up in June
by the national Council of
Education Ministers and the
student educational support
branch of the federal Secretary of
State's department.
The B.C. member of the task
force, Dean Clarke, coordinator of
student services for the provincial
education department, told The
Ubyssey from Victoria Wednesday
he could not release information on
what has been discussed by the
committee without authorization
from task force leaders.
Task force co-chairman G. M.
Davies of the Manitoba government's department of university
and college affairs could not be
reached for comment Wednesday.
However, Clarke said he was
quite willing to discuss the task
force in general terms.
He said the task force was set up
to answer the question "what is an
ideal national student support
program?" Members are considering the Canada Student Loan
program and all other benefits
students do or could receive, he
"We're really looking at it (the
complete aid program) independently of anything that has
been done before," he said.
The task force is expected to
draft a report at an April meeting,
although its work might extend
beyond then if it is incomplete, he
Clarke said he was unsure of the
exact reason why student input
was not solicited for the task force.
But, he pledged he would bring up
the question when the task force
meets Feb. 13 in Ottawa.
"I can put it in the minutes and
see what they (other task force
members) say," he said. "I'd be
glad to do it. . .1 think that's a fair
Documents obtained by
Canadian University Press, which
broke the story from Ottawa
earlier in the day, quote CEM
secretary-general Maurice Richer
as rejecting student representation
on the CEM task force.
In a reply to Bob Buckingham of
the National Union of Students,
Richer wrote: "Council policy
precludes representation on our
committees by professional or
other interest groups.
"I can assure you, however, that
provincial authorities are giving,
very careful consideration to the
students' concerns and this in turn
is reflected in the deliberations of
the council."
Buckingham had written Richer
Dec. 4, six months after the task
force was set up, stating that NUS
"has learned that the Council of
Education Ministers is considering
proposing changes in the existing
federal plans for student
assistance." He had requested
students be represented in the
Richer advised that students in
those provinces where "input has
not been arranged" might obtain
representation by addressing their
education minister.
Clarke told The Ubyssey there is
currently no formal procedure for
student input in B.C. because the
student aid committee of the
department, which included
students, has been disbanded.
The department plans to set up a
student services committee, which
would include students, to cover a
wide range of student problems
including financial aid.
Clarke said he has an open invitation to "my good student
council friends" to call him
anytime about student concerns
but "I never get any calls."
However, he admitted students
weren't aware of the task force,
saying he was speakining in more
general terms.
Clarke said part of the problem
the task force must wrestle with is
regional disparities. As an
See page 7: REGIONAL
medical specialties.
The Association of Medical
Colleges of Canada, the authority
which issues medical degrees,
would likely withdraw approval of
the UBC medical school if the
Royal College withdrew its appro.-1.
"There wouldn't be any point in
training in a place where the
diploma isn't accredited," he said.
But while many medical schools
have been placed on probation,
Bates said that no school has ever
lost its accreditation.
The med school dean said he
must give a report to both bodies in
two years detailing the improvements which have been made
See page 2: NO
Dailly plans
English curriculum in B.C.'s
school system will be the subject of
a major evaluation next fall,
education minister Eileen Dailly
said Wednesday.
The study will try to discover
how much validity there is to
recent claims that students
arriving at B.C. universities are
deficient in basic reading, writing
and spelling skills.
The announcement follows
recent disclosures that up to 40 per
cent of first-year students at UBC,
the University of Victoria and the
College of New Caledonia in Prince
George are incapable of passing a
simple examination of English
Dailly has said she will not have
any reaction to the disclosures
"until figures are produced" but
admitted Wednesday that there
are some weaknesses in basic
reading and writing skills.
However, Dailly said the
problem is not serious and added
that the current curriculum was
drawn up in the days of the Social
Credit administration.
Dailly said a committee has been
working for several months
developing a methodology and
procedure for the evaluation.
The results of the evaluation will
be used to decide on any changes in
the curriculum if the study finds
any weaknesses in the current
system, Dailly said.
Dailly also claimed she is taking
other steps to combat the literacy
problem and cited recent meetings
with the education deans and
English department heads of
B.C.'s three public universities to
discuss English curriculum at all
levels as an example.
Will res exec sponsor trip?
The Place Vanier executive council will have to
decide whether it is sponsoring a student ski trip
before food services will consider supplying food for
the annual journey.
The residence students were supplied with food for
their last two trips, but refused food for this trip.
Food services director Robert Bailey said there is
no change in policy as reported in Tuesday's
Ubyssey. But executive meeting must determine
whether or not the ski trip is being sponsored by the
Place Vanier executive, he said.
He said if the ski trip is not executive-sponsored,
then food services could not justify subsidizing the
food for the students.
He said board rates paid by the students take into
account the "missed-meal factor." Residence rates
paid by students include budgetary provisions for
missed meals, he said. To give the skiing students
food would throw the budget out of whack.
Asked if getting the food depends on the outcome of
the meeting, Bailey would not comment.
Rick Thompson, Cariboo House residence
association president, said the handbook given to all
residence students states "bag lunches are available
for field trips, noon-hour lectures, or other university-
sponsored functions."
However, Bailey said the meeting will determine
whether this is a university-sponsored function or not.
Thompson, science 4, said he's sure the meeting
will decide the trip is a university-sponsored function.
He said students have paid for meals three times a
day, seven days a week and there is no reason why
they should not be able to get that food. Page 2
Thursday, January 30, 1975
Commercials so often start off
with the key question: Feeling
restless, lonely, or just plain
useless? Why not become a
volunteer worker?
But in this case it isn't just an
appeal to use the best laundry
detergent or toilet bowl cleaner.
It is a universal appeal that
should touch anybody with an hour
or two to spare each week. The
common misconception is that
volunteer work should be limited to
the so-called bored housewife but
in fact volunteers serve an important function in our society by
helping the community with such
services that otherwise we could
not afford.
There must be somebody to be a
companion to the handicapped, the
aged, parentless children. There
must be people to do tedious
clerical work or those to hand out
brochures, information,. a smile.
But volunteering is not all giving,
one receives as much or more. It is
a great way to lessen loneliness or
to achieve personal satisfaction. It
is also a change from the lectures,
books, studying and especially the
booze routine that students fall
Volunteers need not have a great
deal of related experience, just
enthusiasm. One becomes a good
volunteer by volunteering and by
sustaining a genuine interest.
Types of volunteer work can
include working directly with a
specific program or group, or on a
social contact basis with such
people as the mentally retarded,
senior citizens, children, etc.
So if you are interested, drop by
our office and we will put you in
touch with agencies or groups who
need volunteers.
No more applications
res deposit removal
Housing head Les Rohringer denied Wednesday that removal of the
$25 application deposit will lead to a flood of applications for next year's
campus housing.
In past years the $25, deposited with housing applications, was
returned only if the student moved into a room, was refused a room, or
did not attend the university.
Brian Dougherty, commerce 3, charged Tuesday in a letter to the
editor that with the removal of the deposit "even those only remotely
considering residence living will apply."
Rohringer said the Aug. 1 deadline for first term rental payments
would prevent this from happening.
He said the deposit was originally instituted because some applicants
were not serious.
But the term fee used to be paid on arrival, Rohringer said. Now
students pay by Aug. 1.
He said he didn't think the deposit was as valid as it was because the
Aug. 1 deadline produced the same effect.
Rohringer also cited administrative reasons for doing away with the
- deposit.
He said the unnecessary paper work and refunding of cheques will be
Rohringer said the decision to abolish the deposit had nothing to do
with the Landlord and Tenant Act.
He said the campus does not come under the Landlord and Tenant Act
but even if it did the act permits collection of up to one month's deposit
before a tenant takes a room.
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The pair immediately denied any
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sources, however, said their futile
and halfhearted attempt at concealing the festering relationship
had probably carried over into
their birth control technique of
tightening a tourniquet of an apron
string at a supposedly opportune
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-YEAR	 Thursday, January 30, 1975
Page 3
Dull architect wins in grey law building
Sore-eyed law students are
making a plaintiff's case about the
design of their new library.
Since the library's opening two
weeks ago, law students have
complained about the building
which they have waited so long to
move into.
Students and staff say they are
disturbed by the new library's
"functional" esthetics. They say
that the building is sterile and
The law students held a protest
meeting Tuesday to discuss the
new library.
"The walls and ceiling are
concrete grey and the floor is
carpeted in gray with bookshelves
to match," said Gillian Andrew,
law student association vice-
president. "The main study area
has no windows.
"In short the place is dull,
utilitarian and oppressive. When
the architect called for a total
absence of structural color, he got
Color, or the lack of it, has been
the major complaint against the
new library, but it is not the only
Currently, there are no carrells,
lockers, food facilities or drinking
The elevators are noisy and the
building is hot and stuffy because
air conditioning to counteract the
heating system will not be ready
until April when the whole complex
is completed.
New rules have accompanied the
new location. Eating and drinking
are now prohibited in the library. Hut 25 it is not a very practical
"This is a librarian's dream," one "
Andrews   said.   "But   when   the The law  students'   association
nearest eating places are SUB or has asked for room in a basement
the temporary common room in storeroom  to house its  canteen
which has been losing money since
moving from the old law building
to Hut 25.
It is the only successful student-
run food service on campus and the
RE-EDUCATION WALL . . . looms over law students in new building.
LSA doesn't want to see it go under
because of its current out-of-the-
way location.
However a recent vote of the
library committee turned down the
LSA's request seven votes to two.
Law students have two reps on the
library committee.
"A library is particularly important to us because much of our
work involves case studies and
research which can only be done
there," Andrews said.
"Many reference texts can't be
taken out. I have talked to the dean
and his attitude is that patience is a
virtue, one which students don't
have enough of.
"But that is unfair when you
consider that for most of us this
will involve a sixth of our schooling
"This three-storey basement is
the latest in a plan to build a
Maginot line clear across campus," an anonymous law student
said. "We have Sedgewick library,
the Buchanan tower, and now
Law librarian Tom Shorthouse
said the library committee is
concerned with the situation.
"Last week we struck a subcommittee to investigate
decoration," he said Wednesday.
"One proposal has been to commission local artists to paint large
wall hangings."
Shorthouse said students should
direct their energies toward
changing plans which will see their
cafeteria and lounge areas
similarly designed.
Senate vote 'violates' rights code
The balloting procedure for the
1975 senate election has been accused of violating the Human
Rights Code.
In a letter to the registrar,
Darlene Harris, grad studies 7,
says she refuses to vote because of
the inclusion of irrelevant material
and the "insulting organization" of
the candidate vitae.
Harris accuses the university of
relying on "outmoded and unacceptable customs of the past."
Referring to the inclusion of information concerning female
candidate's marital status, maiden
names   and   information   on   all
candidates concerning spouses and
number of children and
"achievements," Harris asks if it
could not possibly influence her
opinion of the suitability of the
A spokesman for the registrar
said Wednesday such information
is included at the discretion of the
No UBC medical facilities
improved in recent years
From page 1
to the medical school facilities. If
either group finds the improvements unsatisfactory, then
they will send out an inspection
team to render a decision on
whether or not the med school's
creditation will be renewed.
The report was very well
received, Bates said. He is confident that the medical centre will
act quickly to improve the
facilities at the medical school.
He said every major medical
school in Canada, except for
UBC's, has undergone improvements in the last few years.
None of UBC's medical facilities
has been upgraded in recent years,
Bates said. "In fact, Shaughnessy
is worse."
The college stipulated that a
student could not receive credit for
any more than three months spent
in Shaughnessy in each rotation of
"The physical facilities in other
cities are much better," he said.
Bates stated that a cut in the
medical school's enrolment would
be considered as only a "last
resort," which he sees as an
unlikely event. "I am reasonably
sure short-term improvements can
be made."
"Neither St. Paul's nor Vancouver General hospital has additional facilities for third-year
programs," he said.
Specific proposals for new
facilities will be submitted to the
medical centre within 45 days, the
medical school dean said.
Bates is "optimistic" that new
facilities will be in operation by
this coming September. He said
that major improvements are
already being made to facilities at
St. Paul's hospital. He estimated
that $1-1/2 million would have to be
spent between now and September
in order to make the necessary
Bates spoke to medical students
at a meeting Wednesday to brief
them about the problems
plagueing the medical school.
UBC medical students spend the
first 1-1/2 years taking courses at
UBC. The next 2-1/2 years are
spent primarily in teaching
facilities set up in Vancouver
General Hospital, St. Paul's
Hospital and Shaughnessy
Lhe students work in teaching
wards and in special teaching and
referral facilities set up in the
various hospitals.
It is these teaching and referral
facilities which have been
described by the college as "totally
Teaching facilities are included
in the proposed 1,100 bed hospital
and headquarters for the medical
centre. The facility, which will be
built on the grounds of the
Shaughnessy Hospital, is not
scheduled to be completed until
1980.   Until  the  new   facility   is
completed, the medical school
faces a lack of facilities.
The Shaughnessy Hospital, and
much of the Vancouver General
Hospital, contain long-term
chronically ill patients.
The students are thus restricted
in their exposure to certain aspects
of medical care, including surgery
and emergency care.
candidate. She said a copy of past
information papers are included
with the notice of nomination to
indicate the format usually used.
The Universities Act states that
candidates be asked to forward to
the registrar "information
respecting his degrees, the dates
thereof, his occupation, offices
held by him at the university or in
any other organization, his other
professional or business interests
and his publications."
Women are not asked to state
their marital status, neither are
they asked to give their maiden
names. The candidate knows that
what he submits will be printed
and any information other than
that required is entirely up to him,
the spokesman said.
Senatorial candidate Beverly
Field said Wednesday she does not
feel her rights have been infringed
"I included my maiden name
because there are people who knew
me before I was married who
might not recognize my married
name," she said.
Field said she mentioned
children to show that she has
"some knowledge of young
people," and her husband's
degrees because she believes "a
person's marital partner reflects
the person to some degree."
"Anything available should be
printed and if the voter doesn't
want to consider it, that is up to
him," she said.
The Human Rights Code
specifies no person shall be
discriminated against on the basis
of race, religion, sex or age.
It is currently administered by
Kathleen Ruff, whose Victoria
office has assumed an unofficial
ombudsman role for self-declared
It currently has mainly advisory
TV viewers no dummies
New community-oriented public
television stations would treat its
viewers as active, intelligent
designers of their environment
instead of passive consumers, a
B.C. broadcaster said Wednesday.
Bill Nemtin told an International
House audience that people now
have a chance to redress the
materialistic indoctrination of
commercial media by producing
their own local programs with the
support of the Association for
Public Broadcasting in B.C.
Nemtin said proposed community television programming
would challenge the intelligence of
the viewer and attack the creed of
"unecological consumption"
fostered by the established networks.
"If we treat people as intelligent
active   individuals   instead   of
passive ones, they will criticize
things and become aware of issues
that affect them," Nemtin said.
Commercial television is so
tuned to entertainment and the
international angle in their
programming that it has become
detached from the people they
serve, Nemtin said.
"People often hear about a riot in
Belfast before they hear a highway
is going through their backyard."
Nemtin said many problems face
the Association for Public
Broadcasting in B.C. and other
groups seeking to establish local
and non-commercial television
He said cable stations have been
too commercially oriented to
develop their potential as community programming outlets, and
Canadian Radio and Television
Commission   rulings   have   been
inadequate in reversing this trend.
Nemtin referred to a CRTC
ruling that cable stations must use
some of their immense profits to
air community produced
"How much money that would be
spent was left up to the philanthropic inclinations of the cable
operators," he said.
Nemtin also said the cost of
setting up an independent
television station, which he said is
about $10 million has discouraged
groups who want to establish a
people-oriented station with no
commercials for income.
But Nemtin said new advances in
simple inexpensive media
technology have made prospects
better for community television
Channel 10 in Vancouver is an
example of this new media accessibility, Nemtin said. Pago 4
Thursday, January 30, 1975
The question is why?
The question isn't Why Not? It's
What's the purpose behind an
International Women's Year
The United Nations says it's to
draw attention to the plight of
women in the world today, from
Somaliland to Burke County, Iowa.
So the Somaliland government
publishes a few newspaper ads and
the Burke County Sheriff's office
hires a woman deputy.
International Women's Year is
just the worst example of tokenism
anyone seeking to deliberately
insult women could devise.
It gives governments a chance to
pour a few million into useless
projects like women's pavilions and
step back saying, Yup, we're liberal.
But it seems they don't really have
to make more than cosmetic
changes to look good — which is
the way most gpvernments in the
world want it.
And the concept, even when used        So the  real   issue here
by women's groups who are taking   slogan      Prime      Minister
the money and running, is part of   Trudeau   et   Corp.   have  g
the  doctrine of separateness which
is leading to situations such as the
one    where     women     at    McGill
University are resurrecting their old
women's union. Ridiculous.
One   thing   we   don't   need   is
women introspectively dealing with   ^
the problems one faces as a woman   >
in isolation from the rest of society
and one's own role in that society.
That attitude siphons energy off
from real struggles — for
unionization, for more equitable
trade relationships between
countries, for national economic
control and so on.
That of course is what our
Liberal government and the
comparable governments of other
countries want. That, and to look
good at the same time by putting
forward the tokenism of a Women's
isn't the    year, as women Liberal MPs would
Pierre    have it. It's the year itself,
iven   the        Why?
It is difficult to respond to Bryan
Fairlie's spirited attack on me,
since it is based on claims I never
made and views I don't hold.
While your reporter's condensed
account of his long interview with
me did not reproduce with the
fidelity of a tape recorder every
nuance and qualification of our
conversation, it was a reasonably
accurate account, and I think most
readers would have recognized
that your reporter was
interested not in my personal
knowledge of grammar but in my
reaction to the results of the
composition test administered
recently in English 100.
That newsworthy event was the
occasion for the interview with me,
and from there I went on to say
how very difficult — and yet how
very essential — it is to teach effective, precise use of the written
Besides mistaking the subject of
the article, Fairlie leapt to the
conclusion that I place all the
blame for the decline in literacy on
the high school teachers.
To prevent misunderstanding on
this sensitive issue, I would like to
state my views in my own words.
Unfortunately your headline did
give the impression that I consider
high school teachers the villains in
the case. But the headline aside,
my view, which was clearly implied if not explicitly reproduced in
the article itself, is that we are all
at fault, at all levels of education.
We have been too casual for too
long about teaching precision and
sensitivity in the use of language.
It is no wonder that high school
teachers have become increasingly lax on this score in
recent years, since their own
university training in the analysis
and use of language was very
likely not as rigorous as it should
have been.
We are now doing our best to
correct this imbalance. In fact we
are leaning over backward and
teaching — in special composition
sections and next year in basic
composition workshops — what
most of us regard as remedial, pre-
university English. We hope that in
time this emphasis on fundamentals will be, felt in the
We at the university can hardly
afford to blame high school
teachers for lacking the training
we failed to give them.
But that is only one of the
problems they face.
Their curriculum guidelines
from the provincial department of
education offer very little encouragement, let alone directives,
for the teaching of the fundamentals of language usage. The
emphasis in the most recent
curriculum revision is along the
lines of modish American theories
of education which are -already
falling out of fashion below the
Teachers are advised, for
example, to find other, more
gratifying activities for students
who have difficulty with writing.
Thus the skills of "non-verbal"
expression — film making, for
example — are encouraged
as part of the curriculum in
English. Students who may
rightfully receive high grades in
such "non-verbal" English are
likely to be shocked by the
demands the university places
upon them. And as a result their
teachers will be caught in the
middle, blamed for a situation
which is only partly their fault.
Then their is the terrible
problem of numbers.
The high school teacher is
responsible for as many as 200
students, whose cultural
backgrounds and intellectual gifts
may vary enormously. The difficulties of teaching English
composition under such circumstances are immense, given
the very personal nature of such
teaching and the need to work
painstakingly with individuals as
well as to teach general principles
of the structure and logic of
My point, whether Fairlie wishes
to see it or not, is a fundamentally
humanistic one.
The quality of our language
directly affects the quality of our
life, and illiteracy is a feature of
barbarism. In political terms this
means that those who master
language hold power. In our
democracy we are committed to
the principle that the power of
language should be the possession
not merely of a narrow elite but of
the general citizenry.
Fairlie seems to hold a contrary
view, insisting as he does that
children "internalize" grammar
by the age of eight, after which
time their linguistic skills,
presumably, either cannot or
should not be affected by
Needless to say, English 100 and
our public schools as well have
always been based on different
assumptions. It is probably true
that a fortunate few "internalize"
a good understanding of standard
English by the age of eight, and no
doubt those few would need less
training in language than the rest
of us.
But to me, and to most of my
colleagues in the English department, the results of the recent
composition test dramatize what
we have known for some time, that
there is work to be done — by all of
us, at all levels of education.
Robert M. Jordan
head, English department
JANUARY 30,1975
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 writer 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,
Editor: Lesley Krueger
Four thousand screaming mad, red-jacketed escapees from a local
lunatic asylum threw the library pond into Ubyssey editor Lesley
Krueger while staffers Gary Coull and Doug Rushton threw paper clips
and whoopee cushions at the grumbling horde today. Berton Woodward
and Reed Clark helped out with volleys of Sheila Bannerman and Marcus
Gee as Chris Gainor and Barry Jensen heaped armfuls of Debbie Barron
and Alan Doree onto the surging, pulsating mass of idiocy. Marise
Savaria gasped in horror as she hid behind the trembling bodies of Greg
Strong and Michael Macleod.
Aggies deny
This is in reference to your article, "Authors of left-wing Red
Rag a mystery," which appeared
on the front page of Tuesday's
Ubyssey, accusing the agriculture
undergraduate society of being
number one on the list for the
publication of the alleged Red Rag.
In spite of the "required" slush
acquired by Farmer's Frolic last
Saturday, the AGUS did not
provide any funds or have anything
to do with that publication.
I'm quite sure that the EUS
themselves did not write or publish
the Red Rag as pointed out by the
spelling mistakes. Even though the
gears are a bunch of dinks, they
can spell their own president's
I have no comment on the content of the Rag except for the poor
quality of cartoons and lack of
sexist jokes.
Brian McBride
agriculture undergraduate society
There was nothing different from
the ordinary days at the cafeteria
of Place Vanier when I got there
last night, except for some pieces
of tartan on the walls.
I was surprised at a sudden
sound of instruments when a band
of girls with bagpipes and drums
marched into the cafeteria gaily
playing a traditional Scottish tune.
The girls got the attention of all
the students who were at supper.
They stopped marching at a corner
of the cafeteria, and played
another tune.
Then, two of the girls left their
bagpipes on the floor and began
dancing to the melody played by
the rest of the band. Everybody
seemed to forget eating at that
moment. The band marched out
almost in the same way they
marched in. They went out to
They stayed for about a quarter
of an hour. They said nothing about
the performance. They just left
behind something strange which I
could hardly describe. Although I
enjoyed them, to tell the truth, I
was really upset by the sight. My
mind was thrown into confusion.
"What is this?"
"What are they?"
"What have they come for?"
"What makes them do that?"
Somebody told me that it was the
birthday of Robert Burns, a
Scottish poet in the 18th century.
"Okay, I now understand for what
they were playing." However . . .
Perhaps none of the girls of the
band has been to Scotland. None of
them is familiar with the 18th
century poetry. And how many of
the students in the cafeteria know
the Scottish poet? A university
cafeteria, a melting pot (or a
garbage can) of races.
The sound of the bagpipes is
funny. The melody is typically
Scottish. Dancing is also doubtlessly their dancing. However, in
the congregation of the mixed
people, they were welcomed. They
made us happier. At that moment,
surely the performance was not
merely theirs but also ours.
Do you have your horn? Do you
have your sitar? Do you have your
fiddle? If everybody begins
playing his/her own instrument at
a corner of a cafeteria, then this
country, which has long been
struggling for her identity, will
have her own culture, and ba a
good country.
Tadatoshi Hosoi
history grad student
I would like to make a formal
apology to the Alma Mater Society
council members, engineering
undergraduate society council
members and other students who
wanted me to run for AMS
I was willing to sacrifice a year
of my studies but I am not willing
to sacrifice my integrity to become
a politician.
Rick Longton
Lord, Gordie
I wish Gordon Blankstein,
esteemed president of the Alma
Mater Society, would take scrub
brush and bucket in hand — or put
them in the hands of his fans — and
erase all the blasphemous slogans
he and his fans have decorated the
campus with.
If he can't manage to remove the
paint, maybe he can make some
token gesture, as GORD, like
putting up a new balcony above the
entrance to the Bank of Montreal,
to appease us.
The man (dare I use the term?)
is a great con artist, a great B.A.
artist, but a terrible president.
(I wonder if he's considered
running for the position of the
premier of B.C. He's definitely the
stuff and nonsense politicians are
made of.) J.Ames
artel Thursday, January 30, 1975
Page 5
Grad class
Referring to items in the Jan. 28
issue of The Ubyssey by Ron Walls,
science and Frank Tichler, arts,
we, the undersigned wish to clear
up a few misunderstandings
regarding the faculty of
education's grad class.
1. Education is the second
largest faculty on campus, second
only to arts according to figures
published in last Thursday's
Ubyssey. We also have an
organized undergraduate society,
which proves large faculties can
have organized undergraduate
2. We have called general
assemblies of grads in education.
These assemblies have been attended by members of the
education grad class.
3. The rebate received from the
grad council will not be used to
finance our graduation dance.
Members of the graduating class
attending will finance the dance.
4. Education students do not
have a composite "hanging in
empty hallways." For that matter
our hallways are filled with
material relevent to the teaching
5. The education grad class
council has never bought rings or
pins from this rebate for themselves.
6. Suggestions received by the
council for the spending of our
rebate are as follows:
a. a gift to the curriculum
library to purchase up-to-date
and alternate textbooks that
the library does not currently
have in stock
b. a gift to the variety telethon
for the  mentally  retarded,
which by the way has been
organized by the education
undergraduate society.
7. Last year's rebate was given
to the curriculum library to purchase a new typewriter for student
use.   The   equipment   in    the
curriculum   library   is   used   by
students  from  other  faculties
besides education.
May we also remind Wall and
Tichler that (art rep) Nancy
Carter's original motion, each
faculty would be allowed a $2
rebate plus a composite if they so
desired, was not passed.
The revised motion was, there
will be a $3 rebate and no composite extra. This means a saving
of $1 to $2 per student. May we add
that undergraduate clubs in the
various faculties were included in
the motion so that arts and science
students could get a slice of their
rebate if they so desire. This
allowed your "unorganized"
faculties to get a portion of the
4We would say thank you for any
criticism we have earned, but we
do not believe such courtesy is due
for your blatant accusation about
"the greed of certain  clutching
faculties." ¥      „...
Joan Stiles
Marilyne Penner
Angela Unreadable
In my years of attendance at
UBC, I have been continually and
increasingly disturbed by the Alma
Mater Society — its declining effectiveness, its continued failure
to identify key issues and its failure
to provide leadership.
I have sat idly by for long enough
CAUT lifts censure,
fund for U Vic profs
Special to The Ubyssey
The Canadian Association of
, University Teachers' censure of
the University of Victoria will
probably be lifted in May, according to a joint announcement
made by UVic's new president,
Howard Petch, and CAUT
president Richard Spencer.
The agreement settles a dispute
» which arose during a contract
renewal controversy in 1970. It
included a trust fund to be
established by CAUT to "assist
those individuals whose academic
careers may have been damaged."
S. J. Cunliffe, chairman of U
Vic's board of governors said U Vic
* would contribute $12,400 to the
fund. Spencer said CAUT has
agreed to make an additional
payment of $2,600 so that the funds
are sufficient to insure sustained
academic research.
The university was censured in
» 1971 after three professors whose
tenure was not renewed appealed
to CAUT.
Petch said that he had placed the
CAUT censure high on his agenda
of things to be done following his
appointment. He had told The
Martlet, U Vic's student
*" newspaper in December that he
wanted a solution to censure within
six weeks of his Jan. 1 official
The recommendation still must
be taken, to the CAUT council.
Spencer said he will take the
recommendation to the May
meeting of the council.
Jim Stevens, chairman of
CAUT's academic freedom and
tenure committee, and executive
secretary Donald Savage have
indicated their support for the
The trust fund will be administered by Stevens, Charles
Tolman, president of the U Vic
faculty association, the U Vic'
administration    and    CAUT's
executive secretary. It will be used
to provide study leave support or
other financial assistance to the
three faculty members.
Petch said steps have already
been taken to alter the procedures
governing renewal and granting of
tenure so that problems similar to
those which led to the dispute
cannot occur in the future.
Feb. 1-7:00 p.m.
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Where ?
and I feel it is time someone spoke
out to revitalize the AMS.
We have had "Human" government, we have had "Coalition"
governments, we have had "Action" slates and now we have a
"Unity" slate. Where are we
Where is the leadership of
yesteryear? Where are the people
with the vision and dedication who
earned the respect of our grandfathers and who capture our
imagination still?
Election time is here again. Are
we going to sit by and watch the
same old saga unfold? No! it is
time we took action!
Let us look to a new style. Bring
back the old style. Civilize the AMS
— rediscover meaningful student
Geoff Bevan-Pritchard
civils 4
Is that a promise or a threat?—
Have men made a significant
contribution to the growth of
Western civilization? The answer
is a very decisive "yes," men have
played their part. One need only
pause a moment to recall great
male figures: Washington Irving,
Wayne Newton, Hugh Hefner,
Chubby Checker ... the list goes
on and on!
Unfortunately, male genius is
only too often forgotten.
That's why we ask that everyone
join with us in observing the International Men's Minute at noon
on March 1 (to coincide with Jim
Nabors' birthday).
At that time you may wish to
pause and reflect on our male
heritage. We also suggest that all
men withhold their masculine little
favors for that minute to demonstrate that we refuse to be taken
for granted.
No longer will we tolerate being
treated like unthinking sex objects.
We want to say "no!" and mean it
and stop without embarrassment
when we deign to do it.
Don't ask why not, say why
should we!
George Abbott
arts 4
Rick Corrigan
The cure
I see in this morning's issue of
The Ubyssey that the medical
school here in Canada is running
into just a wee bit of difficulty with
overcrowding, so I thought I'd
offer   some   unsolicited   folksy
wisdom, this week for a greatly
reduced price.
Now I think that one point the_
medical school directors will have
to consider that when you put a
greater number of young nippers
into med school, as we veterans
call it, you're going to get a greater
number of doctors out.
Heavens to Betsy, but that's a
dangerous thing to do. It means
that this will mean there will be a
smaller number of patients to each
doctor and I for one find patients
are getting fewer and fewer all the
That would be disastrous. Why,
there would be a doctor boom
followed by severe doctor unemployment, which would undoubtedly result in a compounded
instance of emotional upset among
the medical men of your fair
country, with attendant cases of
shingles, gonorrhea and at least
five inoperable brain tumors per
Sick doctors would mean a sick
country. So I prescribe a limitation
in the number of doctors in the
school, for the good of the health of
those valiant men in the white
coats, the doctors of your nation.
Thank you,
Marcus Welby, M.D.
c.c Owen Marshall, attorney-at-
*-. je*.
Something Io"cheers"abouf:
Now the glorious beer of Copenhagen is brewed right here in Canada.
It comes to you fresh from the brewery. So it tastes even better than ever.
And Carlsberg is sold at regular prices.
So let's hear it, Carlsberg lovers. "One, two, three \.. Cheers!" Page 6
Thursday, January 30,  1975
Hot flashes
Roman art
"Taste, tradition, technology:
Roman architecture in its
formative stages" will be J. Ward
Perkins' topic in a lecture
Monday at noon in Buchanan
Perkins is a former director of
the British Academy in Rome.
Ink blots
Ink paintings done in China
by fine arts grad Helen Griffin
will go on display for three days
beginning Sunday in the
conference room of the centre
for continuing education.
Griffin has travelled
extensively in the People's
Republic and her work has also
been shown in the National
Museum in Taipei, Formosa.
Her paintings will be displayed
Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m., Monday, 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, 11
a.m. to 8 p.m.
Why not?
International Women's Year
rolls merrily along and next week
it will be to the tune of a
Canadian composer.
Vancouver symphony
orchestra conductor Kazuyoshi
Akiyama  brings the orchestra to
the War Memorial gym next
Thursday at 12:45 p.m.
Opening work on the program
will be by well known Canadian
composer Jean Coulthard.
Coulthard's composition is called
Canada Mosaic, Suite for
Robert Silverman from the
UBC music department will be
guest pianist and will perform
Chopin's piano concerto number
two in F minor, opus 36.
Akiyama has dedicated his
concert to women as part of
International Women's Year.
Now, why not?
Memo to all boring political
hacks drooling over upcoming
Alma Mater Society elections:
Deadline for your blathering
statements is Monday noon.
Any candidate's statements
that arrive after that deadline
will be turned over to PReports
or given to Alan Doree to work
into a humor column.
Brain storm
The anatomy        of
consciousness: mind and brain,
will be the topic of a lecture
Monday by Robert Ornstein,
research .psychologist at the
Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric
Institute in San Francisco.
Ornstein, author of The
Psychology of Consciousness,
uses Sufi stories, Zen koans and
Yoga material to illustrate the
findings of his physiological
research on human consciousness.
Material from Ornstein's latest
book, The Nature of Human
Consciousness will be
incorporated into his lecture at 8
p.m. in IRC 2.
Zero population growth, in
which the making of babies is
discouraged in order to keep the
population at a more or less
constant level, is apparently
being fought in the Soviet Union.
And Helen Desfosses, from
the Russian research centre at
Harvard University, will be on
campus Tuesday to give a lecture
on how the battle goes.
Desfosses speaks at noon in
Bu. 100.
'Tween classes
Meeting for those interested in
going to Parksville Research
Advance, noon, SUB 237.
Meeting for all members for
demonstration on impression
technique by Dr. W. Wood, noon,
JBM Lounge.
Rep  reports, elect department rep,
noon,   Philosophy Common  Room,
Film: Everybody's Prejudiced,
noon, Hillel House.
Informational meeting on
post-graduate programs, honours
program and employment for grads,
12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Angus 104.
Thena Ayres speaks on the issue of
Equality, noon, SUB party room.
General meeting, noon, second
floor International House.
Practice, 7 p.m., SUB 207.
Informal evening with singer Joan
Jacobs, 7:30 p.m., Lutheran
campus centre.
Discussion   group,   noon, SUB  115.
General      meeting,     noon,     upper
lounge International House.
General   meeting,  noon,  SUB   117.
Film,    Grapes   of   Wrath,   8   p.m.,
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Special program on the Stampeders
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General meeting, noon, SUB 105B.
C.   A.   Harward   to   speak   on   the
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Angus 412.
Terry   Shepard   on   the   sound   of
light, noon, SUB 207-209.
Against Eastern Washington State
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Medical careers conference on
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99 — Miscellaneous Thursday, January 30, 1975
Pag* 7
Two Ontario universities
could be broke by 1977
OTTAWA (CUP) — The administration of the University of
Guelph and McMaster University
say they will cover financial
deficits by using existing reserves
next year, but after that they're out
of money.
The financial plight of Ontario
Universities comes as a result of
the decision by the Ontario
government to increase basic
income unit per student by 7.4 per
cent for the academic year 1975-76.
This increase is substantially less
than the 16.4 per cent the universities said they needed to cover
inflation, and comes after several
years of less-than-inflation increases.
The less than expected increase
"came as a complete shock" to
Guelph president W. W. Winegard,
who is also chairman of the council
on Ontario universities (COU).
The council had met with the
government prior to the announcement of the 7.4 per cent
increase and expected that the
government would not go below the
10 per cent figure.
Winegard told a press conference held after the announcement that the problem was
not that ministry of colleges and
universities officials misunderstood the financial needs of the
universities. Winegard said the
problem seemed to be getting
information to the Ontario cabinet,
which makes the decisions.
"They just couldn't have known
the situation," he said. The effect
of the small increase will be to
"destroy much of what has been
built up over the last decade in the
system," Winegard said.
So cutting costs while trying to
maintain present academic
programs "as best we can,"
becomes the number one priority
at Guelph.
Winegard said this will mean no
money for new staff, restricting
enrolment increases, maintaining
the program mix at its current
level, no budget increases for
equipment and supplies even to
meet inflation, and the existing
support staff having to service new
buildings as well as the present
Winegard says the universities
must increase their efforts in
confronting the government with
the issue. He said that the decision
of the cabinet to reduce their
support is a political one, and one
which should be met with efforts by
the universities to counter their
failing public image.
But Winegard's response to
questions showed that he was not
calling for a particularly high-
profile public campaign.
Asked if he thought a province-
wide closing of all Ontario
universities for one day would
demonstrate the problem to the
public, he said he thought it would
do more harm than good. He expressed more interest in "meeting
with MPP's" and mounting a more
Regional disparity
issue in loan talks
From page 1
example, he compared Ontario, a
"have" province, where students
might only have to borrow $800 for
university and living costs and
receive the rest in grants, with
"have-not" Nova Scotia where
students might have to borrow
$1,400 to make up the difference.
"It's not equal opportunity," he
said. "Of course, whether it's
possible to have a uniform
(national) program or not is a
moot question."
Clarke said he believes the
possibility of providing free tuition
to students has come up in task
force discussion but not in any
systematic way.
The task force must also consider whether student aid should
all come from Ottawa, should go
the provinces per capita grants, or
should involve some combination.
Clarke discounted a report that
Quebec has dropped out of the task
force. He said there was "some
last minute reason", such as
ilness, why Quebec's representative did not attend a November
task force meeting.
"I'm telling you; Quebec — if
there's a meeting, they'll be
there," he said. "They're always
where the action is."
The total cost of the task force,
according to CUP information, is
$9,000 and is shared by the CEM
and the federal government.
According to a "draft mandate"
obtained by CUP and believed to
have been incorporated into a
letter of agreement between CEM
and Secretary of State Hugh
Faulkner, the task force's terms of
reference, in order of priority are:
• To give immediate consideration to those changes
necessary in existing federal plans
for student assistance in order to
bring them into line with existing
needs and educational patterns,
including such problems as aid to
part-time students, varying concepts of need (i.e. married
students in debt). Problems for
lower socio-economic groups, age
of majority and parental
responsibility   and   repayment
patterns,   including   concepts   of
• To establish with federal
representatives the probable time
frame within which the various
changes identified can be made,
and to set in motion specific steps
in those areas which can be rapidly
• To study possibilities of
coordinating and/or rationalizing
the variety of existing federal
student support patterns i.e.
Canada Student Loan Plan,
Manpower Training Allowances,
OTA, Canada Assistance Plan.
• To study and report on other
proposals for student assistance
which might ultimately replace or
substantially modify exixting
orthodox 'lobby style' campaign.
Meanwhile, McMaster
University faces the same
problem. Administration president
A. N. Bourns says the university
will sustain a possible $4.1-million
operating deficit this year which
will be met using reserves accumulated in earlier years.
If the financial strain continues,
he warned McMaster could go
bankrupt "in terms of quality"
because it would have to operate in
an inflationary environment with
no increase in available funds.
To slow down the drain on
reserves, McMaster is attempting
to cut $3 million from this year's
budget and more massive cutbacks
next year, according to administration vice-president D. M.
Budgets to be affected include no
increases in supplies and equipment budgets, despite inflation; a
rejection of the bid being made by
support staff for parity with
medical workers; increases in
teaching salaries which will be less
than those offered outside the
university; no net increases in
teaching staff; and an increased
workload for faculty as a result of
an increase in the student-teacher
Bourns also added "if we can
maintain a reasonable atmosphere
of teaching and research we will
keep our best faculty.
"Meanwhile, the McMaster
faculty association is reported to
be planning to unionize, and some
faculty are reported to be seriously
considering a faculty strike should
working conditions and salaries
deteriorate badly."
Observers in some quarters
indicates, however, that the
financial crunch on universities
may be lessened next year after
the provincial election. According
to speculation, the cutbacks to the
universities are intended only to
reduce the overall provincial
deficit during the election year in
Ontario, and that the government
will pay off-university bank loans
after the election.
Jarnes Auld, Ontario minister of
colleges and universities denies
that this year's squeeze on the
universities is an electoral
manoeuvre. He says the universities are unlikely to experience
financial difficulties in the coming
year and has stated that the
government will not pay off any
operating deficits encountered in
the system.
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In memos on Knight firing
Fleming sees no contradiction
VICTORIA (Staff) — A spate of
memos which the Vancouver Sun
claims appears to. contradict
statements by education minister
Eileen Dailly on the firing of
research director Stanley Knight
are not contradictory at all, according to Dailly's assistant Jack
The Sun says it obtained memos
showing Knight was responsible
for directing implementation of
research proposals contained in
the provincial government's white
Dailly had said earlier in Prince
George that Knight wasn't hired
to implement policy, but only
research it.
And Fleming said in an interview
Wednesday memos reproduced in
the Sun don't contradict Dailly's
"I don't see any basic contradiction in the statements," he
said. "The minister's statement
But Fleming said he wouldn't
comment on the terms of Knight's
employment until Knight is able to
launch an appeal against his
Knight was dismissed from his
six-month probationary period
Jan. 14. Knight said at the time his
dismissal came because of intra-
department struggles between
conservative civil servants and
Knight and his faction, who were
working to promote implementation of white paper
The memos obtained by the Sun,
dated May 13, 1974 and Dec. 18,
1974, show Knight was hired "to be
responsible for the over-all administration and direction of
major studies" on topics discussed
in the white paper.
The Jan. 13 memo, which
summarizes a high-level education
department meeting, states in
"It is not the intention of the
department to develop a research
and development section which
does esoteric or unrelated
"Further it is not the intention of
the department to develop a
research and development section
which acts only as a service
agency in terms of the established
section of the department."
The memo says the division,
which later came under Knight's
control, should develop "with the
department and the school
system" the "research and
development tasks coming out of
the white paper."
The department should also
work to develop "field-initiated
projects which will be funded by
the department with the intention
of generating innovation and
educational programs which will
assist with the implementation of
the mandate of the white paper in
the field."
The job description advertised
when a search for a research head
was in progress, showed the head
was to "direct major studies,"
maintain community participation
and recommend implementation of
policy changes.
Further memos printed in the
Sun outline more specifically the
areas Knight was hired to study
and make recommendations to the
minister about.
None however say Knight was
responsible for direct implementation of the white paper.
Canadian culture please
OTTAWA (CUP) — Every Canadian high school
student should have the right and the opportunity to
learn about their country's culture and literature,
including the history of Canadian working people and
their trade unions, says Joe Morris, president of the
1.9-million member Canadian Labor Congress.
Morris said the CLC supports the joint statement
made at Trent University by a number of
organizations calling for universal access by
secondary students to Canadian culture, but added
that the statement is silent about one of the most
important gaps in the curriculum of Canadian high
schools, namely the "immense contributions made
by Canadian workers to our society."
"Most history books make little or no reference to
this vital subject," he said. "This is difficult to understand since today's strong and prosperous Canada
owes its very existence to its workers.
"Without the sacrifices, hard work and skill of its
people, Canada would still be little more than a frozen
wilderness. And without the trade unions established
by these same people, most Canadians would not be
able to enjoy one of the highest standards of living in
the world.
"And yet students who will soon enter the labor
market know little or nothing about their rights as
employees, about the trade unions many of them will
join, or about the role these unions have played in
securing them a better, more dignified life.
Morris said the lack of courses on Canadian
literature and culture in most English Canadian high
schools is a "national disgrace."
"Such courses are generally available only to
children whose parents can afford to pay for a
university education," he said. "Children from lower
income families, who studies often end in high school
are thus denied the right of access to their country's
cultural heritage.
"This is not only unfair but detrimental to our
growth as a nation, and it is high time that steps be
taken to rectify this gap in Canada's educational
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And in an interview in Prince
George last weekend, Dailly said.
the "basic conflict" between her
senior advisors and Knight was
that Knight felt he had "a mandate
to enact the white paper."
Dailly was unavailable for
comment Wednesday, but Fleming
said she will stand by her previous
"I see no basic contradiction,"
he said.
Novelists can fulfill
'wasteland' of life
Games novelists play enable us
to rehearse the right life, Tony
Tanner, a fellow at Cambridge
University said Wednesday.
Contemporary life is a
wasteland, governed by an elite,
where things are more important
than people and the games people
play have replaced reality, Tanner
Novelists can counter this with
games of their own like abandoning traditional definitions of
plot and narrative, he said.
The apparent chaos which
results reflects and enables us to
recognize the similar chaos
existing in the modern world,
Tanner said.
Once we see this we no longer
accept the way we live uncritically
and can look for a way out, Tanner
said in a lecture entitled games
American writers play.
He was discussing Willie
Master's Lonesome Wife by
William Cass, Chimera by John
Barth and Gravity's Rainbow by
Thomas Pynchon.
The novels he considered present
a confusing picture of changes
within one work, such as the use of
styles representing several different genres, changes in tense and
changing the narrator, he said.
"You have to work hard to read
these books," Tanner said. "They
present the same problems of
interpretation that the modern
world does.
"You have to decide how much is
real and how much is a game. This
prompts the reader to make the
same decision in real life."
This is hard to do because the
real  world  presents   such, an
overwhelming amount of information to process, there is so
much to read and change is accelerating at such a rapid pace we
have too much data and not enough
interpretation of its meaning, he
Tanner said the three novels in
question fail to achieve a climax in
the sense of the traditional novel.
The questions and conflicts they
create remain unresolved and
their characters still searching for
their personal denouement, he
The reader has to search for his
own explanation which rehearses
him for explaining the every day
events around him, he said. These
events are as confusing as those in
fiction, but like those, seem connected.
This understanding will
hopefully lead to a better life, he
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