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Array UBC women second class
By GARY COULL
A presidential committee
studying the status of women at
UBC has confirmed the findings of
a report from the women's action
group earlier this year — that
women are second class citizens at
UBC.
The report released Thursday
says the committee found the
university reflects various biases
and attitudes of the larger community towards hiring women.
The committee agrees with two
conclusions of the action group
report — written by Shelagh Day, a
former arts one instructor: sex-
typed female job categories have
lower salaries within the university than sex-typed male
categories and in proportion to
their number women occupy few
supervisory and administrative
positions.
"The committee found the
system used by the university for
assigning certain pay scales to
certain job categories is consistent
with community practices (which
the report says discriminates
against women)."
In other words UBC job policy is
biased.
Yet the report appears to contradict itself when in a section
entitled "Overview", it explains
"...that The University of British
Columbia does not discriminate in
any policies which it has articulated but that its practises...
are at times discriminatory to
women."
The committee was formed Jan.
30 by administration president
Walter Gage after the action group
report charged women occupy
lower job ranks and are paid less
than men at UBC.
The administration appears to
have accepted these findings and
indicates it will act on them
someday.
"The committee recommendation will be implemented
when the university has the
financial competence to do so,"
Gage said in a prepared statement.
It did not elaborate.
On their view of discrimination
and jobs the report says: "Since
the best paying jobs tend to be
stereotyped male, women must
challenge these assumptions and
the university must make clear in
its advertising that all jobs are
open to both men and women."
Among the committee's
recommendations are:
* the university play a leadership role in the community to
campaign against
discrimination and to work actively  to   ensure   policies   and
practice at UBC erase any hint of
discrimitory practises which exist
in society at large.
* in all sections of the university
community men and women have
equal opportunities for employment and advancement.
* an open policy be adopted by
the university on matters affecting
employment and their welfare.
* a ombudsperson be established
to resolve grievances.
* that a study be conducted to
determine fairer wage scales with
regard to mental and physical
effort, and clerical as compared
with technical skills.
* the university recognize the
need for child care facilities and
work in co-operation with the
government to encourage them to
WE UBYSSEY
Vol. LV., No. 26
VANCOUVER, B.C., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1973
48      228-2301
provide necessary facilities for
families living and working close
to UBC.
* the university urge the
provincial government to modify
the Factories Act (which outlines
which jobs women can't have
because of a so-called feminine
physical inferiority) to prevent
employers from being forced to
discriminate against women.
Much of the report deals with
confirming or refuting the action
group's statistical information
about women's place in the
university job structure.
They agree women, whether
unionized or not, earn an average
of $1,744 less than men per year.
(This figure includes professional
and supervisory staff.)
However other action group
claims are challenged by the
report for the inaccuracy because
"of the apparent inclusion of
salaries of part-time persons."
"However data on full-time staff
does show relatively more women
are to be found in the lower pay
categories," the report says.
See page 2: REPORT
IS ABORTION FOR ME? Terry Anderson ponders this question, hoping to find the
answer in the ceiling. The two women on either side of him, though, are not so
uncertain. Bernice Gerard, holding glasses, says it's wrong for any woman to get an
—marise savaria photo
abortion, while Correen Douglas says any woman should have the right to one
whenever she wants to. Robert Makaroff, convicted abortionist, also expressed his
views on the subject.
Right to abortion or right to life ?
By DRU SPENCER
Convicted abortionist Dr. Robert
Makaroff said Thursday he admires the
women's liberation movement because its
members force society — especially men —
to look at how men have kept women in
slavery.
Makaroff was participating in a spirited
panel discussion and debate with Vancouver
obstetrician Dr. Jon Schonblom, Rev.
Bernice Gerard and others on the morality
of abortion.
Makaroff had his licence to practice
medicine suspended in 1970 and later served
two months in Oakalla prison farm.
Makaroff stated his support for women to
have the right of abortion on demand.
He said, "I resent the term demand but I
respect a woman's reasons and rights for
abortion.
"My arrest in 1970 was not because my
performing abortions was not medically
sound but because abortions are unethical
from the medical point of view," he said.
Schonblom stated his anti-abortion stance
saying: "I have never believed in abortion
not only because of my institution but
because I have moral and personal reasons
and quite frankly hang-ups about abortion."
Gerard said, "I am a firm believer in the
right of life guaranteed before birth and
after birth.
"The arguments of convenience appall
me. People who hand me economic reasons
why it would be better to kill a fetus than to
give society the burden of caring for the
child disgust me, and I abhor that reason the
most.
"So I am standing for the right of the
unborn child," she said.
Coreen Douglas, abortion action group
representative disagreed and demanded
abortion laws be deleted from Canada's
criminal code.
She said, "I am pro women's right to
choice and for women to have the fundamental right to control their bodies."
She cited examples of "the unjust abortion
laws" not only towards women but also their
doctors.
Douglas then cited the case of Montreal
abortionist Dr. Henry Morgentaler as an
example.
Morgentaler is facing 13 charges related
to illegally performing abortion. If convicted he faces possible life imprisonment.
Third member on the panel professor of
Christian ethics professor Terry Anderson
said: "Life is a question of trust and we
must take life seriously.
"Sometimes killing the fetus is right but
the burden of proof rests on the killing not on
life. The mother should have the choice of
controlling her body but she should involve
others in her decision. The father, society
and somehow the unknown fetus should be
included on the decision.
"I would like to see the abortion law
written out of the criminal code and discuss
the moral issue," he said.
Makaroff replied, "the issue is reverence
for life. Women don't regard abortion lightly
so they spend a lot of time thinking about the
moral issues. They are faced with a
dilemma and society claims to have
reverence for life!
"The real question is society is afraid to
look at its institutions with reverence. In the
animal kingdom man is the worst example
of having" this reverence for life.
"The effects of poverty and deprivation
produces human beings who are deformed
and I find this nauseous.
Hollerday
On Tuesday our horde of faithful subscribers will be denied the intellectual
sustenance they crave because The Ubyssey
will not be publishing.
However, the crusaders of contemporary
journalism will be back Thursday to
gladden your hearts and satisfy the
academic gnawings of your soul.
Scoops galore are promised, biting
editorials, detailed coverage and countless
typographical erros.
"Society's whole approach to sex is
hypocritical," he said.
"Sex is damn good fun, whether you see it
that way or not, you act that way. Sexuality
starts at birth and sex doesn't happen just
because you have a certificate on the wall.
"The morality that says sex is immoral is
bullshit. A society without sex is an,
unhealthy society.
"Society asks women to bear its hypocricy
for abortions and women must go through
nightmares because of this constant
hypocricy.
"This is an unfair burden. Abortion is not
a good thing but it is the only reasonable
alternative," he said.
Schonblom voiced his opposition. "As a
doctor and as a man I am against abortion,"
he said. "If one of my patients came to me
requesting an abortion I couldn't legally
kick them out of my office but I would refer
them to another doctor.
"I believe in freedom of people being able
to make their own wrong decisions, and I
absolutely appall abortions!" he said.
Schonblom then read a list of facts and
figures about the fatality and serious
complications that occur from illegal
abortions.
Douglas angrily disagreed.
See page 2: EARLY Page  2
THE       UBYSSEY
Friday, November 9,  1973
Collective says
ii
Report unimpressive"
From page 1
Initial reaction to the report
from the tri-partite women's
collective was dismay.
"I'm not very impressed," Terri
McNeney said Thursday. However
she refused to say more about the
report until other women's groups
could meet to discuss the
recommendations.
"It's ambiguous," said Jeanette
Auger, another member of the
collective. "They say in there that
discrimination is caused by a lack
of communication yet they don't
even tell us the report is coming
out.
"That appears to be a statement
that they don't want us," she said.
Auger was commenting after she
tried to obtain a copy of the report.
She said she was told by Gage's
secretary the report was not for
distribution.
Committee members were
Marjorie Smith of the centre for
continuing  education,  dean  of
women Joyce Searcy, Joseph
Sallos, a chemistry electrical
technician, Eileen Nesbitt administrative assistant to the
education dean, Knute Buttedahl,
committee chairman and associate
director of the centre for continuing education, Joyce Harries,
Alvin Fowler and Wes Clark.
The committee held 31 meetings
during its eight-month existence
between February and October,
forming various sub-committees to
analyse current job structures and
to verify data of the action group
report.
The committee did not invite
individual briefs ("its function
(was not) to include the settling of
individual grievances") but instead invited so-called
"representative individuals" to
their in-camera meetings.
A confidential memo was sent to
all department heads of non
academic   staff  in   an   effort   to
'Early abortion
safer than baby'
From page 1
"Abortion done in the early months of pregnancy is safer than
carrying a baby," she said. "Complications arise because women have
to wait for abortions and go through bureaucratic red tape. Doctors
should be trained to do abortions."
Anderson said he believed in freedom of choice on the matter but with
discretion.
"Society promotes calousness and insensitivity to taking life," he
said.
Replying to Makaroff he said he felt Makaroff's use of reverence too
strong.
He said, "I would like to see a push for concern and consideration for
what is going on."
Makaroff said, "while we are figuring out the morals and considerations people's lives and relationships are threatened.
"I find it bitter to think that society destroys itself with this crap about
sex being immoral.
"Sex to me is joyous and society should have the intelligence to accept
this. Don't let society tell you what is right and wrong figure that out for
yourselves," he said.
Gerard set the crowd to booing and hissing with her remarks.
"Abortion doesn't cure people from getting pregnant — far from it.
Once abortion is legal people forget the contraceptive," Gerard said.
When faced with the question of whether or not contraceptives are a
form of killing Gerard didn't comment.
"I further think that our society would turn into killers and death
selectors," she said.
Gerard, not married, was asked if she became pregnant would she
have the child.
She replied she would have the baby with joy.
determine   the   views   of   those
responsible for hiring at UBC.
Of the 60 who returned
questionnaires, 42 per cent said
they preferred women for certain
jobs such as secretarial and
clerical positions because little
training was required and
"repetitious work (is) more
suitable for women." Another
reason was higher salaries meant
men would apply. Yet most heads
stated, according to the report,"
there should be no division on the
basis of sex.
When asked if salaries had any
bearing on theeir preference, 75
per cent answered no comment.
The questionnaires were signed
with the assurance individual
results would remain confidential.
When the question was reversed,
38 per cent said they did not
discriminate against men for
certain jobs compared with 33 per
cent who said they did.
Men were preferred over women
for stores, shipping rooms — where
lifting and heavy equipment is
involved — managerial positions
and senior office administration
positions because men are
stronger to cope with jobs involving physical strength and
more self-reliant over extended
periods of time.
As for senior administrative
positions the frequent reply was
men have a lower turnover rate
making them more desirable
employees in key positions where
continuity is essential.
Sixty per cent of responses said
men and women doing the same
quality and amount of work should
receive the same salary as opposed
to only three per cent no. However
27 per cent said the question was
not applicable.
Information officer Jim Banham
said Thursday three of the
recommendations — ensuring all
advertising literature and hiring
practices make it clear women are
wanted in all occupations and
professions, no gender stipulation
in ads other than those inherent in
the job definition, and all display
advertising for employment
specify it's open to men and women
— had already been implemented
by the university.
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THE       UBYSSEY
Page 3
Prof lashes out at despotism
By MARK BUCKSHON
Watergate, McCarthyism,
Hitler's concentration camps, and
theie relationship to what he called
the greatest threat to mankind's
freedom: "oriental despotism,"
were discussed by conservative
professor Karl Wittfogel in a
campus speech Thursday.
Wittfogel, professor emeritus
from Washington State University,
said the threat came from a form
of government and society common to Russia, China and former
American Indian civilizations.
He said oriental despotism is
based on dependence of societies
on irrigation systems which
required control by what he called
a "despotic bureaucracy."
To him "despotic bureaucracies"
'are similar to governments
in     communist   nations.
But, he said, in response to a
question about the Watergate
scandal, "all the forms of modern
government are forms of attempts
to control bureaucracy. We have
these fights now in the USA over
what seems to be an over-assertive
centre," he said.
"There are underground
struggles between the president's
cabinet and members of the
republican party."
However, he said, unlike communist nations America has
"proper limitations of power and
times of service" which prevent
the occurrence of true despotism.
He said Karl Marx discussed
theories or oriental despotism but
those parts of Marx which said
Russia and China were doomed to
permanent despotism "are certainly not on the modern Soviet
reading lists."
He said, Marx claimed the
"Asiatic world" had two major
characteristics. One Marxist
claim, he said, was oriental
societies were based on public
works and irrigation systems.
Wittfogel said Marx also
believed oriental societies were
characterized by a "dispersed
character of the masses."
"This dispersed character is
closely linked to Marx's concept of
alienation of the individual man
from the entirety of his fellow
men," he said.
He said Marx distinguished
Russia from China in that Russia
AMS court
needs
justices
The Alma Mater Society student
court will meet Nov. 22 for a
hearing on the Georgia Straight
issue, but the court still needs three
more justices.
The student court is supposed to
have seven members, three of
whom must be law students.
The court currently consists of
chief justice Hamar Foster, judge
Brian Longpre and alternate judge
Rick Peck, all law students.
The positions of all three were
approved at Wednesday night's
council meeting as was that of
court clerk Bill Awmack who is a
non-voting member of court.
The other two vacancies result
from the resignation of AMS
agriculture representative Teri
Reynolds and AMS treasurer John
Wilson from the court. Reynolds
and Wilson both said at council
they felt it was a conflict of interests for them to remain on the
court since it is the AMS which is
being taken to court.
The B.C. Civil Liberties
Association is taking the AMS to
court to challenge AMS authority
in banning distribution of free
Georgia Straight issues on campus.
only had some qualities of
despotism but China was totally
despotic.
However Wittfogel said "I'm of
course using my own words but
this is what Marx meant."
He frequently emphasized his
being placed in three different
German concentration camps
during World War II and was
visibly perturbed about a question
in an interview after the meeting
about his possible involvement in
the post-war McCarthy hearings.
Wittfogel said, "some people say
I'm facsist."
However, he said, he could not
understand why his opponents felt
that way.
He said, he did speak in the
hearings but "I said the man I was
asked about was not a communist
but he had Russian tendencies."
Wittfogel said, "I was new to the
country" when he spoke at  the
hearings.
He said he protested later
against "witch-hunting" and
joined what he said was an Anti-
McCarthy group; "the committee
for cultural freedom."
"I can't understand why you
would ask me such a question"
(about the McCarthy involvement)
he said. "I gave up my career in
Germany to fight Hitler when
everyone else was taking him for
granted. I came back to Germany
after Hitler came to power to fight
him and I was thrown into a concentration camp," he said.
Wittfogel will speak again in an
informal discussion session Friday
at 3:30 p.m. in Geography 200.
UNIVERSITY LIFE MEANS WAITING in numerous lines,
beginning at those ridiculous registration days pile-ups and only
ending with a diploma clutched in one's hot little hand. In between
there are minor ones  like this  line at the SUB downstairs bank
—peter cummings photo
(notice how we very carefully refrain from naming said bank,) or
others in the cafeteria at lunch. One consolation — bookstore
line-ups are a thing of the past.
Bank admits line-ups as bitches grow
ByPATKANOPSKI
The SUB branch of the Bank of
Montreal is aware of the long lineups bank manager Gerry Freeman
said in an interview today.
However, waiting in line Russ
Berger, education 4 said: "I wish I
didn't have to use this bank. It's so
impersonal — so many rows of
people make you feel like a line of
sheep. I don't expect a song and
dance. It's just the long wait and
waste of time."
"I don't like standing in line for a
half hour when I have an exam in
ten minutes," said Jill Wemp, arts
2. "I didn't realize there would be
such long line-ups when I put my
money in at the beginning of the
year.
Colin Miles, a former UBC
student said: "I'm closing my
account here and one of the
reasons is the long line-ups. Last
week it took me forty minutes to
cash a cheque and thirty minutes
the week before."
"There are usually three wickets
open with nine people at each," he
said.
However, Freeman indicated
changes are coming, "I hope the
single line teller system and the
terminal computer can solve these
problems," said Freeman.
Talks started in September to
initiate the new system, said
Freeman. According to bank
procedure, the initial visit from the
bank's premise department has
been made and and two proposals
have been submitted to the
department in efforts to solve the
congestion.
The first proposal suggests
stanchions and rope be used to
form  s-line queues which would
begin at one of the  bank's  entrances.
The second proposal, very
similar, suggests an up-side down-t
formation.
Students
for
party
A UBC student has been convicted and fined $200 in provincial
court for permitting drunkeness to
take place in a campus fraternity
house in June.
Brian Stablyk a fifth year unclassified student was fined the
maximum for the offense which
comes under section 79 of the B.C.
Liquor Act.
Sgt. Stan Nowicki of the UBC
RCMP branch told the Ubyssey the
charge arose from an incident
June 9 when Kappa Sigma frat
house was rented to a secondary
school post grad party and RCMP
received a complaint about
rowdiness on the premises.
Nowicki said the man convicted
was responsible for renting the
premises.
When asked if drunkeness in any
house was against the law Nowicki
said it is but the RCMP does
nothing unless there is also a great
deal of rowdiness.
"We're not going to start raiding
private homes," he said. "But you
can't let all hell break loose."
Both these formations would
allow a single line of customers to
feed into the string of tellers one at
a time as one of the wickets are
free.
This would avoid the formation
of long queues behind persons who
are engaged in several transactions at one time, said
Freeman.
"The single line teller system
has been used in two other Banks of
Montreal. Both of these banks were
rectangular and had one entrance," said Freeman.
This bank is different, it has two
entrances and is long and narrow.
In addition we worried about
students reaction to another lineup. In each of the two banks the
new system has met with mixed
reactions, said Freeman.
Karen Shelrud, education 2,said
she had seen this system work. "It
is confusing if you have never seen
it before but it is faster."
The computer will remove a lot
of wasted time looking up balances
on customers' accounts, said
Freeman. The terminal computer
will be hooked into the main
computing system and will be able
to show the customers balance at
an instant by punching the
customer's code number.
We have no definite date for
starting the computer however, the
administration branch will start
first, he said.
The line-ups in front of the
wickets are longest before long
weekends, on the fifteenth and last
day of each month between 11:30
a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and on the half
hour, said Freeman. In an effort to
relieve the situation at these times
all possible tellers are gut on
wickets at peak periods.
"Line-ups are really bad at
lunch," said Shelrud.
Tellers' lunches are staggered
between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to ease
this problem, said Freeman. We
cannot adjust the hours more
because they would be too close to
breakfast or interfere with
balancing cash at 2:30 p.m., he
said.
P. Jena, a member of the physics
faculty said, "they should hire
more people."
The average teller at SUB
branch has three to four banking
months experience, said Freeman.
The demand for experienced
tellers is very high in Vancouver
but they are very rare.
Part time staff hired during peak
periods is experienced for the most
part but wish to work only part
time usually due to family or
children, said Freeman.
To devote more time to the
customers the enteries of the day
which are usally posted to their
accounts the same day in most
banks is done at night in order to
make more tellers available to
customers, said Freeman.
Business hours are extended to
4:30 p.m. to cope with the high
volume of people, he said.
There are times when, it is impossible to escape line-ups such as
in September when students are
opening accounts. This September
alone 2,600 new accounts were
opened said Freeman. An ad is run
every spring in The Ubyssey
asking students to leave their
accounts open to avoid such lineups in September. Page 4
THE       UBYSSEY
Friday, November 9,  1973
Spectacle
Alma Mater Society council meetings can be^ sorry
spectacles.
The debate over AMS treasurer John Wilson's budget
Wednesday was a classical animal zoo — it was enough to
make any self-respecting newspaper-person quit the trade
and take up full-time drinking.
During the debate, undergraduate society
representatives were reduced to arguing about $20
allotments for their organizations in a $760,000 budget.
That squabble, more than any other event in council
chambers this year, underlines the need for a
reorganization of the AMS.
Discontent with the services the AMS provides is
increasing; frustration with the small budget is rising; and
meanwhile the administration tangle on SUB's second
floor gobbles up more and more discretionary money.
As the AMS exists now, it is a solid argument for a
fee increase.
The AMS, however, has three choices if it wants to
avoid a fee increase; one obviously is to let matters stand
as they are — continuing to watch smart young people
haggle — about a lousy $20 every fall at budget time; the
other two would mean radical change.
The first alternative, which seems to make sense on
the surface, is generating other sources of revenue.
This capitalist ploy has been around a long time, but
has been refined to an art by some recent AMS hacks,
namely former president Doug Aldridge, two past
co-ordinators, Rick Murray and Bob Angus, and current
vice-president Gordon Blankstein.
They're men on the rise — they have their SUB
development committee. While all their schemes are far
from envisioned, they see an AMS bureaucratic empire
which would make money from a number of operations —
a student-owned food services, an indoor swimming pool,
a special events concert business, SUB convention
business, a theatre and an underground shopping complex.
A holding company, Thunderbird Enterprises, has already
been formed which would buy and lease anything from
typesetting equipment to land.
While some of the ideas like concert program do have
merit, not because they would make money, but because
they would provide a cultural service, no student society
should take that direction.
Quite simply, every "enterprise" the AMS starts only
increases already-skyrocketing administrative costs, which
students would have to pay for twice — by paying to
belong to the AMS and to use the "services" each new
endeavor would, in theory, provide.
The other alternative, which some arts undergraduate
society representatives and AMS president Brian Loomes
appear to be discussing, is to tear the organization apart.
They would divest the AMS of every expenditure not
a direct service to students.
The AMS would become a co-ordinator of campus
activities as it was before setting itself up in SUB and
would no longer compete with the university
administration on an empire-building basis.
If the AMS were to take this route, its first small
step would be to rid itself of the $1.4 million SUB debt.
The AMS would have to turn the grey fortress back to the
administration.
This would free the AMS from the $270,000 annual
payments for the building and students from the $15
building fee.
The society would then divest itself of the
administrative responsibility for various clubs,
undergraduate groups and publications — The Ubyssey
would incorporate as a publishing company
This would save at least 65 per cent of the $77,000
current administrative cost — by treasurer Wilson's own
calculations.
Getting rid of other superflous expenditures and
assets like the $40,000 Brock art collection, the society
could survive on a $5 student fee, which with current
enrolment means a total revenue of $90,000.
To back up this operation, to establish a
co-ordinator's office, the AMS would still have its more
than $300,000 in cash reserves.
Both these alternatives are not something the AMS
should jump into right away.
But students and councillors have shown they want a
change.
Aldridge and company already have their SUB
development committee; perhaps Loomes and gang should
get going with their own group — a SUB de-development
committee.
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Letters
Pox on Knox
The Nov. 6 letter of Paul Knox
took up the ban of the free
distribution of the Georgia Straight
in response to my letter on behalf
of the young Socialists regarding
this issue. Yet it did everything
except speak of the issues involved
in this action. Instead we were
treated to a response full of false
statements and red-baiting attacks.
Knox falsely stated that by the
Young Socialists condemning the
ban we were "arguing in favor of
the right to litter the campus with
advertising flyers". This is simply
not the case. My letter, to which
Knox has responded, stated quite
clearly that it is essential that the
Straight "be allowed to present its
views in the most free and open
atmosphere and that students
should decide if there is to be any
restriction on its distribution".
This is the issue, and not the "right
to litter the campus" as Knox
would like to attribute to us.
Likewise, saying that we would
favor "first the Georgia Straight,
then the Western News, and then
the Safeway flyers..." is another
diversion from the real question.'
What we are dealing with is one
instance where the free
distribution of a particular
newspaper has been banned, and
«not the right or principle of advertising flyers to be handed out.
Knox's allegation that the Young
Socialists is a group which "splits
and disrupts" groups and gets its
"orders from back east" is a
complete slander (sic) and a
needless red-herring in this
discussion. Unfortunately, Knox
provides us with no examples to
refer to. Accusations like these are
frequently used by people who
refuse to take up the political
issues involved in debates. The
administration has echoed false
statements like Knox's many times
in the past in attempts to discredit
political groups.
Finally, halfway through his
letter, Knox comes to his real point
regarding the ban. In his opinion
the "criterion by which the AMS
action should be judged is not that
of 'free speech' but that of
'freedom to litter'." Then, by his
logic wouldn't it be correct to ban
the distribution of The Ubyssey,
since it, like the Straight, is a
potential "litter" hazard? Even
after a cursory examination,
Knox's argument just does not
stand up.
Then after all this he has the gall
to say that students "have not
shown that they want to read any
more copies of the Straight than
were being bought before the free
distribution began". First of all,
the free distribution that Knox
talks of never occurred because it
was blocked by the AMS. Secondly,
when have, students made such a
decision regarding the Straight?
We have not.
The fact remains that the ban of
the Straight was not a student
decision. And even if there were a
"campus-wide referendum" on
this question, which Knox refers to,
we would still argue against the
ban, because it represents a
dangerous precedent which leaves
open the possibility of further
undemocratic moves against
political viewpoints, and jeopardizes the democratic rights of
students on UBC.
What is involved in this
discussion? Is it simply that of
"freedom to litter" vs "free
speech" as Knox contends, or is it
much more serious? As we stated
in our original letter: "In our
opinion, the move by the AMS to
ban the free distribution of the
Straight was undemocratic
because students had no part in
making the decision which limited
the free and open discussion of all
viewpoints on the campus." This is
the issue which must be addressed.
Stuart Russell
Young Socialists
Incident
In regard to the Kappa Sigma
incident in an intramurals hockey
match, I feel that one thing is
definitely required.
In the first instance, the player
named as Ray Pucinen (Rai
Pussinen) was not Rai. That
player, one Bill Morrison, is not
even a student at UBC, but in order
to   play   he   used   Rai's   name.
However, the primary purpose is
to clear Rai's name above all else.
This is both im portant to the integrity of the fraternity and more
importantly, to Rai.
I feel, as president of this
fraternity, that it was our decision
to allow an unregistered friend to
play for us and ultimately we must
therefore be prepared to uphold the
responsibilities and to suffer any
consequences of Bill's misbehavior.
Please accept my apologies to
referee Heslop for our friend's
conduct, whatever his provocations might have been.
Please also note this correction.
It is, perhaps, of a rather mundane
order, but surely does reflect upon
the accuracy of intramurals' information ... we were not playing
Alpha Delta Pi, we were playing
Psi Upsilon.
In future, before anything goes
into print, I recommend that it
would be more constructive to
consult both sides and get a clear
perspective and all the facts. There
might even be some kind of an
apology in order from referee
Heslop.
Jon Loptson
grand master
Hostility
As a Canadian citizen and an ex-
member of police forces in three
different countries (not the RCMP)
I take exception to your description
of the RCMP officers who drive an
unmarked police vehicle, on
campus.
Your remarks are both insolent
and slanderous (sic) and serve no
other purpose than to create
hostility.
Michael L. Wood
instructional media centre
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NOVEMBER 9, 1973
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Lick my stamp
Philately is the collection and study of postage
stamps, stamped envelopes and revenue stamps.
Last weekend the International Northwest
Postage Stamp Exposition was held in the B.C.
Building on the PNE grounds.
Billed as the largest and most exciting
philatelic event in the Pacific Northwest, this
first Canadian showing attracted dealers from
B.C., Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. As
an added service, the philatelic division of the
Canadian Post Office set up a market selling
recent and past commemoratives and special
issues.
The exposition was not primarily a competitive exhibition. It was more an open market,
with dealers showing unusual and unique or
examples of a particular area of collecting
stamps. One dealer only collected stamps with
pictures of Queen Elizabeth^ Another dealer
specialized in American plate blocks, that is, the
corner four of a block of stamps. Stamps shown
ranged in value from a penny each to $25,000 for
an 1851 Canadian twelve penny black with a
classic coronation head of Queen Victoria.
Sceptics of stamp collecting claim a stamp
worth thousands of dollars still wouldn't get a
letter across town but officials at the post office
said that as long as the stamp covers the current
postage rate, it was still valid.
F.E. Eaton, of Vancouver Stamp Auctions,
considers the best steel engraved stamps the
equivalent of Goya's or Rembrandt's etchings.
Besides investment and monetary value, the
best stamps have an aesthetic value. "The
classic 1837 Queen Victoria coronation head
compares with Nefertiti," he said. "But it's also
a fun stamp, a stamp to enjoy, to fondle, as you
would fine jade." The small black stamp,
carefully centered on a sheet of graph paper,
was kept in a suitcase-sized glass case near the
coffee urn.
The Canadian post office only sells stamps at
face value, a practise which dealers are quick to
take advantage of. American dealers were
selling a "hot item from Canada", a $1 stamp
with a picture of Vancouver for $20. Apparently
the post office is reluctant to admit to inaccuracies, misprints or different types of paper in
their stamps. A pair of 15c Mountie stamps,
unperforated, was $700; a pair of 6c stamps was
$225. The post office still makes a profit though.
What's a stamp exposition like? There were
twenty-four booths around the wall (twenty-five
but Woodwards couldn't make it) with green
sateen covered plywood tables. It was bloody hot
under the floodlights and draughtsmen lamps.
Each table had clear plastic blotters holding sets
of colored stamps. Small brown boxes held the
cheap packets of stamps, 5c and up.
What kind of people are at a stamp exposition?
A retired doctor who thought Arabic stamps
were good only for wallpapering outhouses. An
Oregon man with a grey halo of hair who was
incredibly enthusiastic about the red Maltese
cancellation marks of 1843. Chubby middleaged
people with thick eyeglasses and loud shirts./
Serious young men peeling stamps out of approval books with tweezers. Kids towing their
mothers. About three thousand people attended
the three day exposition.
Not quite as exciting as billed, the exposition
did open thousands of little colored windows into
deep vistas of space and time and exotic landscapes. The whole idea of communication and
information could be seen in piles of stamps.
The International Northwest Postage Stamp
Exposition   is  planned  as   an   annual   event.
Sponsored by the members of the American
Stamp Dealers Association, it is open to general
and professional philatelists.        _,    „..
Geoff Hancock
PF Stamp Critic
Writers
KNOCK . . .   KNOCK . . .    KNOCK . . .    hey,
man,   what   are   you   doing   in   that  John . .
man? . . . listen, I gotta go, what're you doin' in
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"Writing poetry??!! Haw, haw. That's rich.
Writing poetry in the John. Hey listen, why don't
you write the great Canadian novel in the John?
We can wait.
Page Friday will be running a literary and arts
issue for which we will accept poems, short
stories, segments of novels, photographs,
drawings and such. Bring it all to SUB 241.
As a token to bilingualism and biculturalism
we will accept submissions in both French and
English. Yes, we'll take French drawings,
(dressing?)
Deadline for submissions is Dec. 15. Don't be
shy. This is your little chance to suffer big.
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Diana Ross (theonly super from the Supremes
assembly-line) is definitely an established soul
sister superstar. She is most definitely Billie
Holiday and she does sing the blues in ye olde
SUB CINE's next featured extravaganza, LADY
SINGS THE BLUES. As a petite point of, she
manages to sing the blues rather well, in fact,
better than advertised, in fact (letting it all
hang) the sexy Miss Ross manages to sing no
less than magnificently thru the pseudo
documentary flicker.
Now "magnificent" is a laundered adjective
we are only allowed to let loose once a term thru
the teeth of our typers, hence it may only partially describe Miss Ross's singing but not the
entire acting performance. The outstanding
acting comes from her supporting lead, the jazz
pianist cum hand-holder. Aside from such it sags
into the decline-and-fall (tragic trio: sex, drugs
and too much speed, she was a fast lady), of an
authentic blue nightingale named Bilhe Holiday
(in the Ella Fitzgerald soul trad bag). But LADY
SINGS THE BLUES is, despite the trite sobline,
a fine musical performance, and should leastways be heard if not seen this weekend at SUB
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THE       UBYSSEY
Friday, November 9,  1973 Drama
Fool's gold
On Friday Nov. 2 I went to see the UBC Theatre
department's production of Ben Jonson's The Alchemist.
I arrived five minutes late and perhaps that explains my
feeling of displacment, of being at the wrong place at
the wrong time, during the rest of the play.
The basic underlying plot of the thing is simple
although its details become immeasureably complex. It
concerns a servant, Jeremy, who falls in with some bad
company while his master, Lovewit is away. The bad
company consists of Subtle, an alchemist, and Doll
Common, a whore (don't laugh, you will find that all of
Jonson's characters have names of the same irritating
transparency). Jeremy, better known as Face and his
two rascally companions use Love-wit's house as the
scene for their dastardly deeds. Alchemy, of course
synonymous with charlatanry — the alchemist searched
for the mysterious "elixir" or "philosopher's stone"
which could, among other things, turn base metals into
gold. The obvious irony of course is that it is precisely
through his alchemy that Subtle does turn base metals
into gold — but not in the manner intended. Subtle extorts large sums of money from his various clients on the
pretext of eventually supplying them with the promised
elixir — in addition to practising a little free-lance
astrology and pop-psychology on the side. Of course he
never delivers and all his clients (a lawyer's clerk, a
druggist, an aging knight, two humorless Dutch
puritans, a naive country yokel, etc.) are left victims of
their own lust and greed — or so Johnson would have us
believe.
The play began at full throttle and never let up for a
moment — either in volume, pacing, or anything else.
Director John Brockington's attitude towards the play
seems to be that of a frenzied chef who is determined
that his dinner will succeed at all costs. Everything is
overdone. The actors were evidentally encouraged to
blast their lines at one another, to perform as many
gymnastics as possible, to eschew quietness and subtlety
like the plague, to milk every pun for its last drop of
facile humor and to be as overbearing and obvious as
possible. This is not to say that the acting was bad; in its
own way it was admirable.
John Brighton gave a very efficient performance as
Subtle, the alchemist. Wayne Robson's portrayal of
Face was — how shall we say it — extremely competent.
Marigold Semple displayed great verve in her portrayal
of Doll Common. And Michael Puttonen's simulation of
pure idiocy in the character of Abel Drugger amounted
to pure genius — judging from the audience reaction.
Lee Taylor's portrayal of the lecherous old knight Sir
Epicure Mammon, was suitably lecherous.
And lest we forget, a few words about sets, lighting,
costumes etc. I thought the sets were very nice. And the
costumes were nice, too. So was the rest of the whole
schlamassle. So what?
At the first intermission I gathered by buffeted senses
together and made my way out into the lobby. The
audience was almost as unbearable as the play. As I
jostled in among the crowd of people a well-manicured
woman leaned over a few shoulders and whispered to
someone with discreet charm; "Well what a surprise to
see you here. Have you recovered from the opera yet?" I
winced. Out in the lobby I spied a group of my bearded
intellectual friends, literary aesthetes and defunct PF
reviewers — all of them looking like budding young Ken
Tynans. I'm a novice at this game and I thought I should
have a little help in assessing the production. They
seemed to be discussing the play. So I sauntered over
and muscled in on the conversation. They were
discussing the play, all right. The topic of conversation
swung from Lee Taylor's boots to a nasty little tidbit of
gossip about one of the actors and then came round to
Marigold Semple's breasts where it hovered like a moth.
I excused myself, ordered a cup of coke which turned out
to be brown foam — and made it back to my seat in time
lor the second installment.
The same old routine was still going on: Subtle and
Face were fleecing their patients; the puns flew fast and
free, interspersed with pratfalls and extravagant
gestures.
What I objected to in this whole business was not the
laughter and joy abounding but the source of the
laughter. The play consisted of stock figures, age-old, as
old as the Middle Comedy of Menander — the sly and
cunning servant (why not the sly and cunning master?)
the stupid country wench; the lisping queer; the
lecherous old man, the destructive whore.
Now of course, Brockington is not to blame for this;
Jonson was firmly within a classical tradition. What is
objectionable is that Brockington, rather than exploiting
the nuances, the shadings of Jonson's characters, on the
contrary exploits the most blatant elements of
caricature. Rather than downplaying the stereotypes,
Brockington heightens them. Particularly irritating in
this respect are the roles Fisk, Taylor, Semple and
Thomas are made to play.
Now of course, one could argue that this type of approach is the only one that would make the play work at
all. If that is true, so much the worse for the play. What
is objectionable is not the humour, but the kind of
humour produced. One could say here what Shaw said of
Wilde's plays: this is laughter without compassion. Here
one does not laugh with people; one laughs at people.
One could answer that I'm missing the point: that all
dramatic art and especially comedy of this sort depends
on heightening, and exaggeration, of caricature. But I
am not denying this. I'm trying to draw a distinction
Wayne Robson and Marigold Semple roughing it.
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between a type of caricature that induces empathy in the
viewer, and one which only causes us to snicker — as
children snicker at a cripple.
Brockington's production, I think, specializes in the
latter. I do not think the play's characters need to be
treated in this fashion, Jonson has been short-changed.
If there is a choice between developing a subtle satirical
point or a cheap laugh, Brockington lunges for the cheap
laugh. The production's trademark is crudity.
I should mention that this opinion of mine seems to be
a minority report. A large percentage of the audience
seemed to think the play was hilarious — the greatest
thing to come along since Rock Hudson-Doris Day
comedies. A person sitting two seats over from me
either: was giggling throughout the entire performance
or had a bad case of the hiccups. With every new pun,
gusts of laughter erupted from various points throughout
the audience like gastric explosions. I think I laughed
twice myself, once when one of the actors accidentally
lost his wig.
But the play did generate some humour. Sun critic
Christopher Dafoe seemed to find the production a work
of comic brilliance — pure gold. Now that's funny.
Bernard Bischoff
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Sensuality UBC
A rather innovative dance school is
opening next Tuesday, November 13, at
7:00 p.m. in the SUB Party Room (The
old Pit).
Margie Gillis and Susan Munro are
offering students, both male and female,
—greg osadchuk photos
Susan Munro . . . from Modern Dance.
the opportunity to learn the techniques of
Modern Dance.
Modern Dance is similar to Ballet,
though the actions involved in it are
not as demanding — in fact, they allow
for more freedom of movement.
The classes run for an hour and a half:
The first half of the lessons are devoted to
teaching the student exercises which, in
the latter half of the lesson, form the
actual dances. These exercises are
similar to having a person learn some
words. The dancer uses the exercises to
form routines which have meaning — be
it emotional, spiritual, or whatever. It is
analogous to a person using words to
form sentences which have meanings
dependent upon the arrangement of the
words in each sentence.
Modern Dance originated back in the
Roaring Twenties. The style of dancing
related to the Charleston and such. The
style of dancing was created by Martha
Graham, and it is supposed to be sensual,
even sexual, in its manifestation. As one
of the two instructors, Margie Gillis, puts
it: "It is a way to express yourself
through dancing." In other words, it is a
different medium from those of, say, a
writer or a painter.
The Modern Dance lessons' seem to be
a fine opportunity for anybody who enjoys self-expression. The cost of $1.50 for
an hour and a half instruction is a real
bargain compared with the exorbitant
prices charged by downtown outfits.
Also, the two teachers have excellant
qualifications.
Margie Gillis has performed with
numerous dance troupes in Montreal and
most recently she performed in
"Shango", an experimental dance
troupe. ("Shango" means 'movement in
any direction'.)
Susan also comes from Montreal. She
has performed in a wide variety of
Montreal dance troupes as well as going
on a tour with Lionel Kilner's Contemporary Dance troupe. On that tour,
Susan did seventy performances in three
months!
The Modern Dance lessons sound
fascinating and, for a buck and a half, it
would appear to be a great opportunity to
see what it's all about. Tuesday,
November 13, SUB Party Room at 7:00
P.M. Or. if you want more information,
phone 682-0296 before noon or after nine
at night.'
Boyd McConnell
Friday, November 9,  1973
THE       UBYSSEY
Page Friday, 3 Bob Hadley:
a musician
his music
If you've ever walked through the main foyer of SUB
at noon hour, you will probably have noticed, seated on a
metal stool with his back to the art gallery, a man who
play's guitar. He sings very rarely and then in a mellow
hushed drone; usually he simply uses the instrument,
creating a sort of shimmering effect with his very fast
linger-picking. He has a multitude of styles, switching
from a severe Bach-like composition that moves like an
arithmetical progression to a loose, elusive bottleneck
blues and then to a simple folk ballad and back again.
Unlike almost any other guitarist, (or any performer for
that matter) who has played in SUB, he is remarkably
effective in gathering around him, day after day, a group
of people who will stop, and listen to him play. Sometimes
they listen for hours. He says nothing; never looks up
from his hunched concentration over the guitar, and
ignores everyone, including his audience. He has his
guitar case open in front of him but not for people to throw
coins in — placed against it is a sign that says: IF YOU
ENJOY THIS MUSIC, YOU WOULD PROBABLY ENJOY MY ALBUM, and neatly stacked beside the sign, is a
small pile of albums. Every now and then, someone will
walk up, and buy one. After two or three hours, he packs
up his albums and guitar, and leaves. His name is Bob
Hadley.
Hadley is interesting for a number of reasons. First
and foremost, he is an excellent guitarist — at least in the
opinion of this observer, and a great many competent
critics. But in a sense, this is more than just a critical
opinion. Even those who are hostile to the kind of music he
plays admit his craftsmanship, his sensitivity, and above
all, his ability to create haunting, and perhaps, insidious,
mazes of sound.
But secondly, Hadley is one of the few musicians,
anywhere in Canada, who recorded an album that is not
recorded by the giant American recording studios. This
means he has recorded with a small, locally-based firm,
and directed the production and distribution of his own
album. This sounds good, but for Hadley, it has not been
easy. If you go to any of the big record stores downtown,
you won't be able to buy his album. You won't hear it on
most radio stations. The music critics on the downtown
papers have never heard his name or his music. If the
music industry mandarins have their way, nor will
anyone else. P.F. talked to Bob Hadley on Tuesday to try
to discover something of the trials and struggles of an
artist who decides to go it alone. Here is an excerpt from
that interview:
P.F. When did you first start playing guitar?
H. I started playing about eleven years ago. I was just
a seventeen-year-old kid then, still in high school.
P.F. What have been the major influences on your
playing?
II. Well, I can list some names: John Fahey, Leo
Kottke, Doc Watson, Mississippi John Hurt — and I
suppose, even Pete Seeger. I learned the basics of guitar-
playing from an instruction album that Seeger put out
called, if I remember correctly, "How to Play Folk
Guitar".
P.F. Did you ever have any formal musical training?
H. Not really. I just taught myself; learning slowly bit
by bit. When I first came to Vancouver, I took guitar
Bob Hadley as artist and agent. If somebody listens, will anybody care?
marise savaria photo
lessons for a few months. But it didn't amount to much.
P.F. Have you studied music theory? Do you read
music?
H.No, not at all. I rely on memory.
P.F. Who was your biggest influence?
H. Probably John Fahey. Fahey in many ways, was
responsible for developing the type of blues guitar that I
play. But it's important to remember that Fahey, himself,
is simply a sort of culmination of a lot of diverse influences. He brought a new kind of guitar-playing that
hadn't been heard before. Fahey himself was following in
the footsteps of people like Mississippi John Hurt, Watson,
and the other old blues masters.
P.F. Like Fahey, you play a lot of bottle-neck blues?
H. Well, that was around before Fahey, but he
developed it and in a sense brought it to the attention of a
lot of people. It grew out of the old blues tradition. A sound
very similar to it was developed by the country dobro
players you used to find in the deep south. A dobro is a
simple steel-bodied guitar. According to Fahey, he was
also influenced a great deal by Hawaiian guitar.
The principle behind bottle-neck is quite simple. You
use a piece of glass tube and place it against the string to
get a continuous sliding scale rather than discrete notes.
P.F. What kind of instrument do you use?
H. A steel six-string Gurian. The same kind as Fahey
uses.
P.F. Many of the old blues men (for example,
Leadbelly) used a 12-string.
H. That's right. It has a much lusher sound, but it's
less clear.
P.F. You say you were very much influenced by Leo
Kottke?
H. That's right. He plays a kind of guitar similar to
Fahey's and has stuff on the Tacoma label, the same
company that Fahey records for. He lived in Falls
Church, Virginia, which was my home town. Kottke went
to the same high school as I did, and I heard him play —
actually only once or twice, but he left a fantastic impression on me. I suppose he was my strongest inspiration
in the beginning. I liked his very fast, finger-picking
sound. When I heard him play I was bowled over, it felt as
if someone had plugged into the pleasure spot in the centre
of my brain. I envied him for being able to produce
something that beautiful. I said to myself: I've got to be
able to do that. Kottke was older than I was, though, and
left before I ever met him. I didn't have him around to
learn from.
P.F. You've got a wide-ranging loose sort of repertoire. You play old traditional blues, adaptations from
Appalachan ballads and folk-songs, and also classical
pieces.
H. Well, I don't pretend to be a classical guitarist. I
play some Bach, a few of his early compositions for lute,
and a few things from Beethoven. The other classical
composer I play is myself. And, of course, I play Fahey
and Kottke, whom I consider classics. I think of this as a
new kind of music in the tradition of classical guitar.
P.F. How do you compare your kind of music to that of
the orthodox practitioners: the Segovias, the Julian
Breams?
H. I don't. There are large differences in our styles of
playing. Their left hand has a lot more freedom. They tend
to develop the mathematical possibilities more. But that's
also its weakness; a lot of their music comes out sounding
just like finger exercises. We've tried to change that.
We've tried to inject a dynamism, a life force, back into
the music.
P.F. You play a great many of your own compositions?
H. That's right. On my album, almost all the pieces —
all except three — are my own compositions.
P.F. In your compositions, in many ways, you seem to
be breaking out of the Fahey-Kottke mould. Some of these
pieces have a sort of austere simplicity you don't achieve
elsewhere. What sources do you reach back to, in your
compositions?
H. It's difficult to say. I've been influenced in a
subliminal way, by almost everything I hear. I suppose I
could say that in my general approach, my method of
proceeding, I've been influenced a little by Ravi Shankar.
P.F. Can you describe the actual method of composition? The way one invents a different melody, the way
one puts a song together, gets the parts into a whole?
H. My method of composition is strictly improvisation. I try out various combinations, experiment
for hours, until something interesting emerges. I try to
follow it through. Later on, I remember the interesting
parts and try to fit them into a piece.
P.F. You were doing other things before. For a while
you were a student out here. When and why did you decide
to play seriously. When did the switch come from a hobby
to a way of life?
H. I first began playing seriously about three years
ago. I would practice three to four hours a day. About
that time I began experimenting around with new chords
and new melodies. For a while I dabbled in other stringed
instruments. I considered playing banjo.
P.F. When did you commit yourself to playing full
time, and decide to put out an album, that sort of thing?
H. Well, I decided on it last spring, thinking of how I
could make a living when I got out of school.
P.F. You're one of the few musicians we know of, who
aren't recording under the big-name labels. Your album
was recorded by a small, local company. This isn't very
common at all, is it?
H. I think there are a few other people in Vancouver
who've done the same thing. But very few.
P.F. Did you try to record with one of the big companies?
FI. Yes, I did send off some audition tapes to
Vanguard, Columbia, and Tacoma, which were the only
ones where I thought I might stand a chance. They
weren't interested. They felt the music was for too
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THE       UBYSSEY
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Raven Records
na. Tacoma is Fahey's label, and I think he
ppart of the company. Maybe he didn't like the
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;'s right. I did the recording in July, at the Can-
is down on West Sixth, which is locally owned. I
st two hours, one afternoon, in the recording
± I had to rent, and did the whole record in one
handled the rest of it. For a price, they will
; record, send the tape off,  and print the
cost me $450 for 100 albums,
his includes packaging, etc.?
that just covers the actual cost of the record. I
r the album covers myself, by hand. My friend,
■"', composed a drawing for the cover. If you
e'album, you'll see that it's taped on. I did that,
le.
hy can't your record be bought at any of the
s downtown?
y wouldn't stock it. I approached Kelly's and
iat the price was too high. They say they won't
d unless they make more than $2 profit on each
oached A&B Sound, and they said they refuse
cord unless it has a major backing. It's being
few stores. It's sold at Rohan's, The Co-op
downtown, and the SUB bookstore,
^hat about the Thunderbird Shop?
^ot interested in selling at that place. They
nsible for driving the crafts people out of SUB.
lents should boycott the place; maybe we could
i change their stand.
How   many   records   have   you   sold   now
. in its second printing. I've sold almost 230
1 told. I didn't make any profit, at all, on the
ng. Maybe I'll be able to make a small amount
out of the second printing,
ou've tried to sell some by yourself. You play
ponies of the album with you, if people are in-
i buying it. Has this method been very suc-
■ been able to sell about 150 that way.
Jow that your album's been reasonably suc-
nsidering the obstacles, are the big companies
ny interest?
;11, Can-Base has said they're interested in
e now. And Epic, a Los Angeles-based firm,
me. But they're out of the question.
Vhy?
11, to put it bluntly, Epic wanted me to com-
; the compositions. In other words, they wanted
"#y tne music, to use more repetitive themes,
ight it would sell better,
ifou said you play almost all your own com-
on the album, is that correct?
st of them are. All except the last three on Side
?est Time and Come All Ye Fair and Tender
re traditional tunes, and the other is an excerpt
hoven. All the other compositions are mine,
low did you choose the titles?
imoly listened to them and tried to name each
whatever mood or situation it seemed to
. The first piece an the album is a take-off on a
nposition called The Last Steam Engine Train.
deceptive in that it starts off the same way, but
nto something  radically  different  after  the
3tes. So I called it The Wreck of the Last Steam
■ain. Most of the other compositions are simply
ersonal meditation in music. I can't and don't
ay very much about them.
Pore's only one piece that has vocals,
ars right — Harvest Time. It's an old traditional
ballad, and I decided to write a few lyrics for it, which I
sing on the record.
P.F. Are you giving any concerts? Do you ever play at
any coffeehouses, clubs?
H. I've played at the Egress. I used to play at the
Classical Joint. Other than that, I haven't received too
much exposure. I did two T.V. programs for Channel 10 in
North Vancouver, and Bob Ness had me on his show on
CKLG-FM. I think they're playing parts of the album on
'LG-FM and maybe on CHQM. But most of the stations
aren't interested in handling the record — they don't like
playing a record that hasn't been backed by the big
companies.
P.F. Are you giving any scheduled concerts out at
UBC?
H. No. I wrote a letter to the Special Events committee to see if I could rent a place for a concert. They
didn't respond so I haven't asked again. I'll be giving a
concert on Nov. 15 at noon hour in the SFU Theatre. Of
course, admission is free.
P.F. Do you plan to produce another album?
JI. Eventually.
P.F. What direction would you say your music is
taking now?
JI. It's an open future. I would say that my music is
becoming more complicated, more complex, more subtle.
I hope so, anyway.
Bernard Bischoff
This obscure recording will
probably not sell widely — and this
is unfortunate because it is one of the
minor classics produced this year.
The album is very simple in format:
ten guitar solos, on one of which he
accompanies himself with voice.
The reason this album deserves
attention is simply that Hadley is
one of the best guitarists playing
anywhere within hearing distance
and perhaps anywhere in North
America.
His particular style is multi-
layered in its complexity. Hadley
has absorbed a wide diversity of
traditions and styles. Undoubtedly
the major influence on Hadley's
formative years was the playing of
John Fahey; and this influence is
still evident in Hadley's own style.
Fahey himself has become a near-
legend in many parts of the States
for his magical ability with the
guitar and he has a small but
dedicated- group of followers on
campuses. Fahey composed a
sophisticated blues idiom derived
from the old blues masters such as
John Hurt, Robert Johnson, Huddie
Ledbetter, and others and blended it
with certain techniques of classical
guitar. He specialized in a type of
bottleneck blues but his sources
came from nearly everywhere;
early New Orleans blues; Appalachian folk; classical lute and
guitar techniques; flamenco; sitar,
bluegrass — there are probably
some I've forgotton. Fahey's impact
on other guitarists is incalculable.
What is impressive about Hadley
is that one feels he is one of the few
who has equalled and perhaps even
surpassed the master. One has only
to listen to Hadley's album and
compare with Fahey's latest
production After the Ball to realize
that here is some serious competition.
Hadley has a bewildering series of
moves at his command: he switches
readily from a swift, effervescent
finger-picking to a driving bottleneck near-scream, then changes as
rapidly again to a severe classical
lucidity.
Hadley composes almost all his
own material. The album begins
with The Wreck of the Last Steam
Engine Train, a deft and cunning
parody of one Fahey's own compositions. The opening is peculiarly
memorable; Hadley almost
manages to make the instrument
speak words. In the middle of the cut
he executes one of his sudden
changes. The second selection Day
after Pay Day is^a moody pure folk
piece based on an old composition by
Hurt, and this is followed by Come
all Ye Fair and Tender Maidens, a
careful, sensitive rendering of a
traditional ballad. The fourth
selection is. the chorale from
Beethoven's Ninth Symphoney
which Hadley delivers with impressive technical finesse. Side One
concludes with Harvest Time, an
old, old melody to which Hadley has
added some lyrics. They are not
first-class poetry but by fusing them
with the music, Hadley brings a
dense, cream-thick richness to the
whole.
The second side consists completely of Hadley compositions.
They cover a wide range: in Blackberry Picking, he creates a
glistening field of sound which is one
of the high-points of the album; in
Sue he distills a slow, rocking, liquid
melody, reminiscent of an old
Provencal love song. Summer and
Fall exhibits his skill at the bottleneck glide that he does so often and
so well. One of the most beautiful
compositions on the album is The
First Snowfall, one feels it could
have been written by an old
meistersinger. Hadley's presentation of it is consummate. He
blends the sounds together slowly
like soft colours; every note, every
pause, every space of silence between the notes fits in to build a
mysterious, melodic unity. Hadley
concludes with a driving, high-
contrast piece called Reflections on
English Bay. It is difficult to write
about this album, as it is always
difficult to translate into words the
effect of fine music. One usually
ends up sounding verbose or
descends into purple prose. All you
can do is listen to the music. Hadley
is a master guitarist because, unlike
many classical virtuosos, he excells
not only in technique, but in the
emotive force and elan he brings to
his music.
Bernard Bischoff
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Friday,  November 9,  1973
THE       UBYSSEY
Page Friday, 5 Books
The ruling class
{Canada] Ltd.: The Political Economy of
Dependence ed, Robert M. Laxer, McClelland
and Stewart Ltd. Toronto. 1973. $3.95.
In an influential and widely discussed book,
Lament for a Nation, published in 1965, George
Grant surveyed the recent history of Canada and
assessed the possibilities for genuine Canadian
independence. The failure of the Progressive
Conservative party under Diefenbaker to unlock
the Canadian state from the embrace of the
American ruling class led Grant to doubt the
possibility of ever attaining Canadian independence. The historic mission of the Liberal
party from 1937 to 1957, he argued, was to deliver
cheerfully the Canadian economy to the
American empire. If the Conservatives, under a
leader who, in some measure, remained outside
the Canadian ruling class failed to lead an
escape, no one could. Canadians could not expect
their indigeneous capitalists to lead a successful
nationalist movement. Because of the role of
Canadian capitalists as intermediaries between
American capital and Canadian resources, for
them to adopt a genuine nationalist stance was to
will their own extinction. Grant argued that the
only remaining possibility for the survival of an
independent Canada lay in the marriage of
nationalism  with  socialism.
The contributors to [Canada] Ltd. continue the
debate initiated by Grant. Their essays
originated in a lecture series organized in
Toronto by the Ontario Waffle Movement for an
Independent Socialist Canada earlier this year.
The contributors include Jim Laxer, Mel
Watkins, and Tom Naylor. Many of the
remaining essays are not all that important to
the central debate but are interesting in themselves. John Hutcheson, in two separate pieces,
adds to the increasingly critical view of John
Porter's The Vertical Mosaic (see Gurstein,
"Towards the nationalization of Canadian
sociology", Journal of Canadian Studies August
1972) and reiterates the importance of a dynamic
and historical conception of social class as an
indispensable tool for the social analysis of
Canadian society. Christina Hill examines the
history of women in the Canadian economy.
Robin Mathews notes, in "Canadian Culture and
the Liberal Ideology", the connection between
Liberal ideology and imperialism as it effects
Canadian culture.
But the real weight of the collection rests on
the essays of Naylor, Laxer, and Watkins.
Naylor's contribution, "The History of Domestic
and Foreign Capital in Canada" elaborates on a
previous article in Capitalism and the National
Question in Canada in which he emphasizes the
important distinction in understanding Canadian
political economy between mercantile capital,
which has been largely domestic, and industrial
capital which has been primarily of foreign
origin.
With Naylor's thesis in hand both Watkins and
Laxer examine the changes in the Canadian
economy since Grant despaired of the possibility
of an independent Canada in 1965. Two excellent
essays, which comprise the core of the book,
"Canadian Manufacturing and U.S. Trade
Policy" by Mel Watkins, analyze the chain of
consequences created by American domination
of the economy. Watkins summarizes their basic
position:
"At the root of our problem lies foreign
ownership. In the resource industries, it means
the export of staples in unprocessed form and
the   outward   drain    of    surplus.    In    the
manufacturing industries, it means a truncated, branch-plant structure with a high
propensity to import parts and a demonstrated
incapacity to export finished products, or even
to hold the Canadian market without tariff
protection. The combination is deadly. The
government speaks one day of a "resources
policy", the next day of an "industrial
strategy". The proper antidote is a new
national policy that combines both, and that
would mean, particularly in the resource
sector, a much smaller role for the multinational corporation, down tp its complete
elimination, and a much expanded role for the
public ownership and operation of resource
firms." (p. 115).
Within this economic framework new
developments have occurred.The United States,
faced by growing inter-imperialist competition
and the formation of economic blocs within the
capitalist world (the expanded Common market
is the best example), is trying to correct severe
balance of payments problems. American
corporations, which initially invested in
Canadian branch plants in the manufacturing
sector, have increasingly shut down their
Canadian plants and shifted capital either back
to the States or into resource-extractive enterprises in Canada. From 1965 on, the
manufacturing sector in Canada has approached
stagnation. The spectre of de-industrialization is
haunting Canada. Increasingly the Canadian
economy depends for employment, not on
manufacturing, but on capital-intensive
resource industries and on service industries.
Since any economy depends on the wealth
generated by productive labour, the distorted
Canadian economy causes chronically high
unemployment, as is only too evident in the last
several years. Thus Canada's dependent
economic status has direct social consequences.
The implications of this tendency of the
Canadian economy for "international" trade
unions in Canada are immense. (See John Lang,
"The million dollar question: the CLC and
Canadian unions" This Magazine August 1973)
American labour leaders, who generally support
Nixon's economic policies, do so in direct opposition to the interests of their Canadian
members. Canadian workers pay dues to support
an American labour leadership which advocates
policies leading to the abolition of jobs in
Canada. This open clash between the interests of
Canadian workers and those of international
unions provides a powerful stimulus for a
Canadian union movement. And since the
leadership of the N.D.P. interlocks with the
Canadian leadership of international unions, the
N.D.P. cannot lead any movement for basic
change in the existing union structure. It follows
that a new socialist party with links to independent unions must be established. But both
Laxer and Watkins are clear in their insistence
that such a new party must not duplicate the
theoretical confusion of the N.D.P. on the
national question nor its naive view of the state
in capitalist society. Recent events in Chile
underline the necessity for this fundamental
reassessment.
Obviously an independent union movement
and a new socialist party stand small in the
shadow of the American empire, the indigenous
ruling class, and the international trade union
leadership. TCanada] Ltd. provides the
beginnings of a social analysis to guide the future
growth of such an independence movement.
Bruce Ralston
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THE       UBYSSEY
Friday, November 9, 1973 Humani Humanity
In solidarity. . .
/ met Bolivar one morning
In Madrid at the entrance of the fifth regiment,
I said, Father, are you or are you not, or who are
you?
And he said,  looking at the  barracfes on the
mountain:
"I awake each one hundred years when the
people wake up.."
Pablo Neruda
South America's first liberator, Simon
Bolivar, has gone back to sleep. South America's
greatest poet, Pablo Neruda, is dead.
His visionary poem has been washed off the
many walls on which it was written with bold
strokes after Dr. Allende embarked on his
peaceful road to socialism. By now, Chile and its
wails are white and clean again. Books,
posters and newspapers were publicly burned.
The murals and wall paintings had to disappear.
Yet, suppression of left culture and freedom of
press is one attempt to put people back to sleep;
imprisonment, torture and murder are three
others.
There exists no doubt as to the nature of the
military junta's efforts to put the masses back
into that slumber of submission, resignation and
servility which is so crucial to the well-being of
Chile's small bourgeoisie and so profitable for
the ITTs of the world.
Whether thousands or "only" hundreds of
people had to die is a lamentable question of the
past; but how many more are going to pay with
their lives for being born into the wrong class is a
problem concerning here and now, you and me.
During the coup in Santiago, three persons were
turned away from the Canadian embassy five
minutes after curfew. They were shot in the
streets. Seventeen persons inside the embassy
received tourist visas and now are in and around
Montreal, under the condition to be absolutely
silent. About 500 Chilean refugees in foreign
embassies who requested asylum in Canada
(which has not yet been granted) face deportation, possibly execution, and they are at our
mercy.
Because all this might well be in conformity
with U.S. foreign policy, but not with any form of
humanitarian thinking, about 150 persons went
down to the court-house Nov. 3 to demonstrate to
the Canadian government their solidarity with
the people of Chile. It was hardly an impressive
demonstration. Vancouver's left failed to unite
on this international day of protest behind this
humanitarian cause.
The four groups that did unite, overcoming
their ideological differences were the Chilean
Solidarity Committee, the New Democratic
Party area-council, Spartacus, the Canadian
committee for justice to Latin American
political Prisoners and the Young Socialists.
There were also some neutrals and at least
four Chileans. One of them was quite moved
when he asked me in broken English, pointing to
my camera, whether I could send him a picture
of this manifestation of solidarity with the
problems of his people. The small colorful
procession that was soon formed and marched
down Robson, meant obviously more to him than
it did to the crowds of shoppers who didn't quite
know whether they should shake their heads at
the Hare-Krishna or at those "freaks" who
obstructed the traffic so pointlessly.
The march came to a halt outside the immigration office where a resolution was read out,
urging external affairs minister Mitchell Sharp
and immigration minister Robert Andras to act
quickly and generously. The very new and cold
building towered in silence above the demands
made.
UBC student Ana Maria Quiroz from Chile told
the small assembly about the latest political and
economic repressions in her country.
There   is   strict   censorship   of   all   media.
Thousands of exiles from other Latin
American dictatorships who fled to New Chile
have now become targets for special
prosecution. In foreign embassies about 1,000
persons await in vain safe conduct out of Chile.
Six thousand suspected leftists were sent to
detention centres. The contracts of 48 professors
at Austral University were cancelled. In the
economy, price hikes vary from 200 to 1,800 per
cent in essential products. The daily provision of
half a litre milk to all children has been
abolished. In the meantime Chile is open again to
foreign investment.
Paul Sterchi
Books
. . .Of desperation
Emergency Poems by Nicanor Parra. A New
Directions Paperback, #333, $2.75.	
Nicanor Parra's new book of anti-poems (in
English translation: Emergency Poems) not
only depicts the harsh realities of life in Latin
America, but after the bloody and ferocious
crack-down of the military Junta in Chile has
become a prophetic book. No one knows what
happened to Senor Parra after the killing of
democracy in Chile. His nephew, talented folksinger Angel Parra's life is in jeopardy — like
many other artists'. But if Nicanor Parra, the
anti-poet and Professor of Theoretical Physics at
the University of Chile, whom Pablo Neruda
considered "one of the great names in the
literature of Spanish language", is still alive, his
books are not — his poems were burnt and
destroyed by the fascist Junta.
Of course, they did not have any choice! To let
Parra's anti-poems circulate would be for the
Junta to dig its own grave. In his Manifesto, he
declared, straight and direct:
Against cafe poetry we set
The poetry of the open air
Against drawing room poetry —
The poetry of the public square
The poetry of social protest.
But Parra was also aware that "the poetry was
a disaster" when "second-hand surrealism,
third-hand decadence, adjective poetry, nasal
and guttural poetry, poetry copied from books
...   poetry   of   the  endless   circle"   reigned
supreme  in  the literary   scene.   In  violent
reaction to this stale and dead intellectual
gymnastics, his poetry is refreshingly honest,
non-decorative, unlyrical, non-symbolist,
direct and taut. He rejected rhetoric for savage
wit, tense and audacious use of phrases and
idioms      and      relentless      attacks      on
hyprocisy of the bourgeois. His poems are as
committed as molotov cocktails. How do you
think the Junta would tolerate him when his
savage lashes make them always face the
mirror without anything on?
If you want to get to the heaven
• Of the little bourgeois, you must go
By the road of Art for Art's sake
And swallow a lot of saliva:
The apprenticeship is almost interminable.
His most recent poems are deadly in their
insistent probing. His  humor is dark  and
pointed, his anger has the terrifying quality of
a tense silence before the storm, his language
tighter and drier,  and  the  statements  undeniably political. No wonder he published a
book   jointly   with   Pablo   Neruda   —   a
fascinating book in which Parra  dfscussed
Neruda's writing. Against "the poetry of the
petty gods, the sacred cow, the angry bull",
Parra put forward this message, "The lights
. of poetry belong to everyone. Poetry takes
care of us all."
Parra obviously is not alone. Something has
changed clearly in recent Latin American
poetry. A new stark language, fantastic use of a
ruthless metaphor, unadorned and non-
ornamental use of everyday, speech — all this
comes to mind. As Parra has seen it, "Modern
man has fallen into a trap: he .has only seven
roads left and none of them leads to Rome." That
is why, even though he is doubtful, Parra knows,
"The poet's duty is this: To improve on the blank
page." Improvement or not, Parra at least never
tried to give us a distorted view of the world we
live in, rather tried desperately "to learn speak
correctly". Emergency Poems is a witness of
that desperate honest attempt.
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Page Friday, 7 Drama
Star gazing theatre over reaches
Suddenly I learned something about
science-fiction in theatre!
Science-fiction, or speculative fiction,
as purists would have it, is said to be the
one literature that really cares about the
future of the human race and tries to
explore the implications and developments of the present. Wednesday
evening, Company I, a theatrical troupe
from Victoria, tried in an interesting,
innovative, but uneven manner to explore the strange worlds of sci-fi.
Interesting and innovative was the use
of song, dance, mime, sound and lights.
The ensemble carefully controlled the
effects with flashlights, megaphones,
percussive instruments and costume.
The seven short sci-fi pieces covered a
great range of orthodox subjects: mind
transformation, alien "bird' women",
alter-egos, a voyage to the dangerous
The Last American Hero; directed by
Lamont Johnson, starring Jeff Bridges,
Valerie Perrine and Geraldine Fitzgerald.	
As we all must know by now, there are
two kinds of American heroes. Most of
the ones running around loose these days
are the creations of big business and the
media and the whole political system
that has come to be known as Amerika.
But there was a time when heroes were
renegades, poor boys that bucked the
odds for the glory of winning and not just
for the spoils.
In The Last American Hero, Elroy
"Junior" Jackson is the son of a convicted hillbilly bootlegger; he's a racing
car freak and a star on the make.
Because of the folksy homilies drilled
into him by his father, he instinctively
decides to make it on his own, without
selling his soul to the captains of industry. As he moves up through the
racing hierarchy from demolition derbies to stock car races, the main events-
star planet, Sor^l, a man who could live
forever, and the consequences for Earth
after the war of the galaxies.
These themes were treated in a
sombre, stark manner, except for
Gloria's voyage to the dangerous star
planet, Sorel, which was a humorous
comment on man's exploration of a
planet with "minimal gravitational pull"
and "sensuous spatial distortions".
The actors performed in the center of a
circle, with the rest of the troupe
operating lights, singing, chanting and
making sound effects out of the darkness.
The effect at times was quite chilling,
and in the most successful pieces approached the proportions of nightmare. I
especially liked the story of Kren, the
Bird-Woman, "whose head with the
quick darting gestures of a bird and alien
eyes" caused the disappearance of a
dozen people.
But the second half of the program
really needed a kick in the ass to get
moving. The whole premise of Company
I is to find the appropriate artistic means
to express an idea. Their treatment of the
subject of aliens became a bit tedious for
me, though I admired their intentions.
The man who would live forever was
awkwardly handled. With only one actor
in the circle, he needs to act in an
emotive manner so the audience can feel
the strangulation of time and his tragedy.
His performance was quite emotionless.
The same reasons explain the poor effect
of the alien shape searching around the
universe. The role required a superb
dancer and an absolute mastery of
technique to pull the idea together. It
didn't happen.
But Company I is a good ensemble
group. They are trying very hard to put
together  exciting,   spontaneous  and
unusual entertainment. They are continually training under their present
artistic director, Carl Hare, and when a
sketch came together, it was most effective. The sketches which failed didn't
fail for lack of trying, but because the
content, the story, wasn't equal to the
energy which they were putting into it.
Company I, by the way, is supposed to
take audience suggestions quite
seriously, and pride themselves on being
able to improvise any idea.
Company I will present a special im-
provisational show for children on
Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. Admission 25
cents for children, 75 cents for adults.
Their two week run continues Nov. 7-
10, Nov. 14-17, at 8:30 p.m. in the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 1895
Venables St.
Geoff Hancock
Movies
America, Amerika
and the big money, he seems to be succeeding in that intent. But at the end of
the film, although he's just won his first
major race, he has had to do it with the
help of the pros. When you're driving
someone else's car, being a renegade
isn't heroic — it's "insubordination". The
victory flush fades into the realization
that Junior Jackson is about to become,
in spite of himself, the new "Amerikan"
hero.
Now showing at the Orpheum downtown, The Last American Hero is a
tremendously exciting and beautifully
controlled film. The main thematic
conflict (the strange, slick, fashionable
world of big money racing working
against the countrified stand-on-your-
own-principles morality of Junior and his
family,) is drawn clearly, but the filmmakers avoid facile black-white contrasts. There are good and bad aspects to
either side, and the only real test is
success on the track.
Large sections of the film are given
over to footage of actual races, with
close-ups of the individual drivers cut in
to build up the tension of the competition.
No matter how much you may abhor the
whole machismatic drag-racing mythos,
these portions of the movie will have you
on the edge of your seat. Through quick
and clever editing, and not incidentally
some fine acting, enormous amounts of
emotional energy are caught and held at
the breaking point, until relief arrives in
the form of either victory or defeat.
This is not simply a car-buff's movie,
although it could probably be enjoyed on
that level alone. Jeff Bridges is
tremendous as Junior Jackson, Drag-
Racer, but he is also dead-on in his more
sensitive scenes, including those with his
mother (Geraldine Fitzgerald) and a
track groupie named Marg (Valerie
Perrine). These and other smaller parts
are all played with absolute naturalism;
the film is crowded with funny, tragic
small-time people.
The people he meets on the circuit are
far too complex to be dealt with in terms
of his father's hillbilly philosophy, and as
he moves back and forth between the two
spheres, he tries to compromise between
them. Compromise is a kind of defeat,
but Junior's final shout to his pit crew
puts the lie to any romantic notions that
he will regret his sell-out. "Hey . . . Hey,
we won!"; he seems to convince himself
at the same time.
There are obvious modern political
overtones in this notion of "winning, no
matter how you play the game", and
there's an interesting example of another
such game in the short that precedes the
movie. For unintentional irony, and a bit
of black comedy too, arrive in time to see
the National Film Board's film on the
voyage of the Manhattan.
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Hot flashes
Remember
when
Traditional Remembrance Day
ceremonies will take place in War
Memorial gymnasium on Sunday.
Representatives of 11 UBC and
Canadian armed forces groups
will pay tribute to Canada's war
dead by placing wreaths at the
foot of the memorial wall.
The ceremony begins at 10:45
a.m. and the innovation will be
given by the Rev. Neil Kelly of
St. Mark's College.
Waffle, waffle
The Vancouver branch of the
revolutionary Marxist group is
sponsoring   a   public   forum   on
"workers control" at the Sparta-
cus book store, 130 West
Hastings, third floor, Thursday,
at 8:00 p.m. Former Waffle
leader Steve Penner will be the
speaker.
The rev
Alma Mater Society speakers
and education committee and the
academic activities club will
sponsor a symposium on the
political economy and stage of
revolution in Canada.
Speakers Hardial Bains,
chairman of the Communist
Party of Canada (Marxist-
Leninist), and Leo Johnson,
leftist history professor of
Waterloo university, will speak at
two   meetings   Nov.   15  and   16,
p.rrf.    in   SUB
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Jim Strathdee concert, 8:00 p.m.,
Shaughnessy United Church.
LUTHERAN CAMPUS CENTRE
Wayne   Saffin   on   "what   does  the
spirit   say   to  the  churches?"   7:30
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Wayne Saffin on "worship as a
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Wayne Saffin on "the holy spirit,"
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CAMPUS CRUSADE
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Friday, November 9, 1973
Toronto conference scarred
Left in-fighting disrupts women's meeting
TORONTO (CUP) — A concoction of Marxist hairsplitting,
rhetoric and frustration scarred
the women's conference held
recently in Toronto.
Quite a few of the participating
women of all ages and
backgrounds became alienated as
certain political groups
manipulated the conference and
turned discussion sessions into hot-
tempered debates on the necessity
of linking feminism to socialism.
Booing and hissing was common.
The three Trotskyist groups
present — Young Socialist/League
for Socialist Action, the
Revolutionary Marxist Group and
the Spartacist League from the
USA — provoked a general fray
with ideological fists flying and
angry processions to the
microphone.
Although each of these promotes
different interpretations of the
particulars of the proleterian
revolution, they all place the
women's liberation movement in
the broader context of class
struggle.  They contend that  the
feminist movement will not be
viable within a capitalist society
which thrives on keeping some
groups subjugated. In their
analysis, the powers to be overthrown are the capitalist institutions which keep both men and
women entrenched in alienating
labor.
Much opposition was directed at
the Sparaticists, who tried to
dominate several sessions. They
believed that there were "important differences" between
feminism and socialism.
Feminism leads to an alliance with
the bourgeoise, they claimed,
whereas socialism leads to a union
with the working class, the
ultimate holders of social power.
However, at least two other
discernible groups opposed these
Trotskyist perspectives.
The moderate reformist group
called for change through the
legislation within the social
system.
The Resurgent Feminists, a
radical lesbian group, espoused the
position that women must struggle
for a completely female society.
Even Dri Henry Morgentaler, the
symbol of the pro-legalization of
abortion group, was not exempt
from their wrath. "Men
everywhere at all times are the
enemy. All males thrive on the
oppression of women."
As well as neglecting "to forget
individual differences and struggle
for agreed-upon issues" as one
speaker had instructed the participants, the conference was also
characterized by a certain "flea
market" atmosphere. The almost
evangelical fervor of political
organizations to grab more
members ('application forms are
available at the back of the room,
sisters') was strikingly evident as
tables piled with literature and
buttons choked the hallways.
Despite its lack of energetic
decision making, the conference
did manage to pass several
resolutions which will be submitted
to its sponsor, the Ontario
Federation of Students (OFS).
However, if last year repeats itself,
, OFS will accept the list and then
quietly file it away in its do-nothing
cabinet.
The conference endorsed the
right of all to free and easy access
to contraception information and
devices regardless of age or
marital status. It also called for the
immediate repeal of all abortion
laws.
The conference supported the
disemination of information on
human sexuality in high schools
and proposed that women's study
courses be established in all
secondary and post-secondary
institutions.
It demanded that OFS also take a
public stand in favor of the
struggle for gay rights.
The conference, hosted by the
University of Toronto's student
council, included workshops on
such feminist issues as women in
politics, human sexuality and
women's study courses.
Men were excluded from the
conference for the alleged reason
that their presence would inhibit
women from speaking out.
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Ontario staff organize
LONDON (CUP) — Delegates
from university staff associations
met recently at the University of
Western Ontario to form an Ontario union of staff associations.
The union hopes to become a
strong voice for the separate staff
associations. "Divided we fall,"
said one delegate, a little
ominously.
The new union intends to push for
standardization of wages, job
descriptions and fringe benefits at
various universities. Delegates
expressed optimism it could
become an effective bargaining
power against university administrations.
The provincial union will be able
to study the moves of the government and make appropriate
suggestions.
It will also serve as a clearing
house for information on conditions
at other universities and assist in
establishing new staff
associations.
Those at the conference agreed
staff at all universities have been
neglected in university decisions
and have little bargaining power.
Staff members resented that
they more than anyone else were
affected by cutbacks when
enrolment dropped last year.
However, several delegates
doubted the effectiveness of the
proposed union.
Money was the big problem
because staff would have to pay for
the union out of their own pockets
but the unanimous vote in favor of
forming the union seems to signify
the need outweighs the cost.
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THE      UBYSSEY
Page  15
George to peddle world
-marise savaria photo
GEORGE LINDLEY is on his way around the world by peddle
power. He's in town for a week, looking for cheap transportation to
his   next destination,  somewhere  in  the  Pacific.
Lett footballers win
Sherwood Lett House wrapped
up the Place Vanier football
championship with a 12-0 victory
over third place Robson House
Sunday.
The washout over Robson was
the seventh consecutive victory for
Lett in this, their umpteenth
straight unbeaten season. No one
was available who could
remember the last time this local
powerhouse was defeated.
Quarterback Bruce "Al" Bynoe
threw touchdown passes of 60 and
85 yards to wide receivers Frank
Czernecki and Vince Everett to
count Lett's two scores.
Dorothy Mawdsley House, a
women's residence, was awarded
second place because they had the
best performance  against  the
champs and scored the most points
against them. Their 13-12 loss to
Lett marked not only the closest
anyone came to defeating the
champs but was also the first time
touchdowns were scored against
them.
By RICK LYMER
What do you say to a man who
plans to cycle around the world on
a 10 speed?
George Lindley, from Kokomo,
Indiana, has already come 3,500
miles on his round-the-world
junket. He will be in town for the
next week, looking for transportation on a ship for himself and
his bike to Hawaii or failing this, to
New Zealand or Australia.
Starting out at about 11 p.m. and
cycling to dusk, Lindley averages
35-40 miles on what he estimates to
be two dollars a day. He relies on
various cycling clubs he has
contacted to supply room and
board which he said would
otherwise be a large expense,
To finance himself, he sold his
house in Kokomo. He is not supported by any manufacturing
company or' paper although he
writes articles for Bike World,
Wilderness Camping, the Sierra
Club and other magazines to
promote the sport of biking.
Lindley is using a six year old
Peugeot PX-10 racing 10 speed. It
is presently priced at $350 in
Canada although he bought it for
$300 in the States. He carries a
down sleeping bag, a cook stove,
some emergency food, and a
change of clothes. He uses ordinary blue jean and corduroy
pants with chamois sewed in the
crotch to prevent chapping and
friction. While he prefers to peddle
in shorts, the cold weather has
forced him to wear pants. For
footwear, he uafts running shoes,
although at present he is using a
pair of curling shoes.
The idea to travel around the
world by bike first took root about
six years ago. Concerned with the
social pressures brought on
America by overpopulation he
considered emigrating to Australia
to escape the rat race. However,
after talking to Americans who had
returned from Australia he
decided against it. Instead, he's
going to cycle to Australia and then
to   continue   around   the   world.
The actual planning of the trip
took place over one and a half
years. It involved factors such as
wind direction, which road route is
best, contacts and countless other
trivia which is necessary for the
success of the journey.
Lindley said he was willing to
talk at high schools or to clubs
about his trip and experiences he's
had so far. To contact him write to
George W. Lindley, China Creek
Track, c/o Bas Lycett, Track
Manager, or to George Lindley,
General Delivery, Vancouver or
else call 874-8513.
Sports flashes
Hockey
Coach Bob Hindmarch said
Friday night's hockey game
against the University of Alberta
Golden Bears last year's winner in
standings, is going to be tougher
than last week's match.
"They're well coached and
probably not much different from
Jast year," said Hindmarch. "But
we're healthy and ready to go."
The game and a non-league
contest Saturday both start at 8
p.m. at the Winter Sports Centre.
Football
The UBC Thunderbird football
team, which consists of this year's
survivors, is playing the Univer
sity of Saskatchewan Huskies in
Saskatoon Saturday.
Those on the injured, cut, lame
and critical list in Westbrook include quarterback Jim Tarves,
flanker Bill Baker, end Dean
Stubbs, defensive halfbacks Ten
Hon Choo and Sal Giacomazza,
back-up quarterback Bob Spindor,
offensive halfback Vince Busto and
guard Frank Leong.
Basketball
The UBC Thunderbirds
basketball team will get their first
real test of the exhibition season
when they play the Victoria
Scorpions this Friday and
Saturday night at 8:30 in the War
Memorial gym.
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THE       UBYSSEY
Friday, November 9, 1973
Council wins
Rec UBC gives in
Recreation UBC director Ed
Gautschi has bowed to an Alma
Mater Society demand and agreed
to let the society council appoint all
student members on the Rec UBC
steering committee.
Council made the request at its
Oct. 24 meeting when it also attached the rider that all society
appointees to the nin-person
committee support the position
that the administration should
absorb the cost of Rec UBC.
Currently students must pay $5
to use any of the gym, circuit or
track facilities supplied by Rec
UBC.
Gautschi had earlier refused to
say whether he would accept the
AMS conditions but in a letter to
AMS president Brian Loomes
Thursday he set the reappointment
of men's and women's intramural
reps George Mapson and Heather
Mitton as his only condition.
Loomes said Thursday there
probably won't be any council
objection to appointing Mapson
and Mitton since the essential AMS
demands have been met.
Len Marchent, head supervisor
of the committee, told the council
meeting which made the request
that he and Gautschi personally
don't care who pays for the
program, as long as someone does
since in their opinion it is valuable.
At that time Marchent defended
the success of Rec UBC which he
said had attracted 2,300 members
but at the same time admitted
many had expressed their
discontent with the program and
no figures were available on how
many stayed away because of the
$5 fee.
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announcement.
Loomes said students interested
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himself or Mapson, who is also
AMS secretary.
No control, no bucks
GUELPH (CUP) — Controversy over the control of Guelph's
university centre erupted as a result of the student council's disclosure
that student money for the building would be withdrawn unless students
had a substantial control over the operation of the centre.
Students' money will provide $2.5 million of the $6.7 million
building. The money, collected in the form of a $10 per semester fee, has
been collected from students since a referendum approved a student
union building in 1966.
The original nature of the building was later changed and this was
approved in 1968. But in 1971 the administration decided to take almost
three floors of the six floor building. The students contend that their
approval was never asked for.
The most recent announcement came during a meeting of a
presidential committee set up to constitute a permanent governing
board for the centre. Members of the committee are picked by the
president, ostensibly with the prior suggestion of the various user
groups.
A statement released by the executive of the students' council says
that unless the building is controlled by its user groups and not by the
president of the university or the board of governors, the students will
withdraw their money from the project. The council also decided to hold
a referendum on the use of the student money this session.
Administration spokespersons on the presidential committee
argued, since the board of governors is legally responsible for the
building, that it should exercise final control.
One person in the administration said that control should be left in
"stable areas" and that students were playing games with the building.
"If they don't like what's going on, they should take their marbles and
go home," he exclaimed.
A motion to be proposed at the next meeting of the presidential
committee states that the university administration should be treated
as one user group among others. Control should not be vested in the
president or board of governors.
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