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Array For II Council, Act
Changes mulled
By MARK BUCKSHON
The appointments of four B.C. Universities
Council members have been rescinded as education
minister Pat McGeer contemplates changes to B.C.'s
post-secondary education system.
Only one replacement, Burnaby physician Dr. John
Playfair, has been appointed to fill the spaces made
by a Tuesday cabinet order-in-council.
The members, whose one-year terms had expired
in October, but who stayed in office because of a
Universities Act provision, earlier received letters
from McGeer dated Jan. 30 thanking them for their
service and saying:
"I am contemplating changes in the structure of
the Universities Council and am not making any
reappointments or new appointments at this time."
Contacted by telephone in Winnipeg, council
chairman William Armstrong said Wednesday hehas
not talked with McGeer about changes in the structure of the council.
But Armstrong said McGeer plans to introduce
"some kind of college legislation within the next few
months" and said as a result the Universities Act
may be amended.
The Universities Act specifies the Universities
Council, which coordinates activities between the
three public universities and divides budgetary
grants among them, should have 10 members, appointed by the cabinet, who do not represent students,
faculty or university administrations. Members
whose terms have ended stay on until their appointments are rescinded or they are reappointed.
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UBbChlMllY LAWS not withstanding, I he Ubyssey is publishing this rescinded were Bob Schlosser, an omciai ot tne
picture to prove that paper's office is not the only place occupied by Western Canadian region of the International
perverts acting out their fantasies before mirror. But, perhaps.... Woodworkers   of   America,   Frances   Forrest-
Richards, a psychiatrist in Victoria, Donald
MacLaurin, former vice-president of the University
of Victoria and Dorothy Fraser, a writer of un
published books on education and music teacher from
Osoyoos.
Playfair, who has a private general practice in
Burnaby, said he was contacted by McGeer about two
weeks ago and offered the job.
"I think he may have felt I would be very interested
in university worries and university progress,"
Playfair said.
Playfair said he is interested in "university efficiency" but declined to elaborate on how he would
like things changed.
He also declined comment on the role he believes
students should play in the university, saying he
would need time to study the university system.
"I'd have to really get my background information
I'll have access to," he said.
But he said: "I'm never for the status quo."
Schlosser said he was surprised by the rescinding
order, since new council members haven't been
appointed to fill the spaces.
He said he wrote to McGeer after receiving the Jan.
30 letter, telling the minister "I don't feel my appointment is up until a new appointment is made," as
specified by the Universities Act. But Schlosser said
he did not attempt to attend council meetings after
, receiving the letter.
Schlosser said he hopes McGeer will appoint
another representative of organized labor to replace
him.
"I just quite frankly feel someone from organized
labor should be represented on the Universities
Countil," Schlosser said. "That's my only main
concern."
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THE UBYSSEY
Vol. LVII, No. 58
VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1976
228-2301
Terms weren't up
BCIT firings 'break rules'
By MARK BUCKSHON
Education minister Pat
McGeer's firing of three B.C. Institute of Technology board
members raises serious questions
about how he is exercising his
power, UBC professor Phil Resnick said Wednesday.
And two of the fired board
members told a UBC audience of
how their attempts to bring
openness and fairness to the institution were thwarted by other,
conservative board members,
BCIT principal Gordon Thom and
ultimately the provincial education
department.
Greta Nelson and Vera Rosenbluth told the Committee for a
Democratic University how a peek
by Thom through the windows of a
Kerrisdale home in October led to
a terse phone call from McGeer's
executive assistant in January.
They and third member Carolyn
Gibbons, were told then their
services would no longer be
required at BCIT, even though
their terms of appointment set by
the NDP government still had
several months to go.
Resnick pointed out that the
Social Credit government broke
"the rules of the game" in firing
the board members before their
terms had expired.
"By the Liberal rules of the
game, people appointed for fixed
terms are allowed to serve out
their terms," Resnick said.
Resnick said that in the last
weeks of the previous Socred
government,. the cabinet rushed
through appointments to the UBC
board of governors which the NDP
administration did not rescind on
taking power.
But Resnick said the Socred
action at BCIT, and similar action
against some members of the
Northwest Community College
Council at Terrace, are even more
serious because they demonstrate
government's general philosophy
of   "getting   back   to   the   very
technical and capitalist definitions
of the university."
He suggested similar dramatic
action could be taken at UBC and
other colleges if the supposedly
autonomous boards and councils
chose to disagree with the
government.
Nelson and Rosenbluth said they
agreed entirely with Resnick's
interpretation of their firings, then
described what happened when the
three board members held a
"social        gathering" with
representatives of the BCIT staff
society.
Nelson said the meeting at
Gibbons' home resulted from a
split between the majority of the 15
board members who wanted
closed, isolated meetings and
"those of us who wanted to keep an
open BCIT community — to take
decision-making to the faculty and
staff directly."
She said they fought against
Thorn's desire to be the sole
communication between the board
and institution, and Thorn's control
of meeting minutes and information flow.
"We were being given edited
information," she said.
In order to foster communication, the three members set
a social meeting with representatives of the institute's teaching
and some of its non-teaching staff.
"And the principal of BCIT just
happened to see us, while driving
east when going west to his home in
Point Grey."
In an interview, Nelson said
Thom claimed he was in the area of
Gibbons' home because he was
picking up some children for
hockey practice. In any case, she
said, Thom quickly went to a
notary public to attest to what he
had seen and began arranging a
censure motion with the other
board members.
The three were told at the next
heated  meeting   that   the   board.
must act in a unified manner and
they had violated an unwritten rule
in   meeting   separately  with   the
staff society.
(Nelson admitted the three did
not inform other board members
about the meeting, because "they
would not be interested in attending," but claimed nothing
confidential was leaked to the staff
representatives.)
"How isolated must the board
be," she asked. "We thought the
board must not be isolated at all. It
had a duty to know what is happening."
Nelson said former education
minister Eileen Dailly took no
action on the censure motion when
it was sent to her in Victoria, but
McGeer didn't waste time in
kicking   the   three   out   and   ap-
Seepage 2: BCIT
BALLROOM DANCERS have discovered new form of self expression
combining . . . oh, never mind. Unique encounter took place in
broad daylight Tuesday on second floor of SUB.
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Squabble splits CITR hacks
By CHRIS GAINOR
A struggle over the musical
direction of campus radio station
CITR will boil down next week to
whether CITR members want
current president Richard Saxton
to serve a second term.
Saxton will be challenged in the
March 11 election by musical
director Mark Forrest, who hinted
in an interview Wednesday he
would like to see CITR take a more
progressive musical direction.
But a source inside CITR told
The Ubyssey many members are
unhappy over the way Saxton has
run the station.
"Saxton has made the station his
station," the source said Wednesday. "Anything of any consequence that goes on in the station
gets his name on it."
He said Saxton has insisted that
CITR follow a commercial AM
format and has clashed with the
station's musical department over
the musical direction of CITR.
"He's a slick, gladhanded p.r.
(public relations) man who has
poor musical taste," he said. "The
club has remained a vehicle for
those who like to listen to their own
voice."
The source said Saxton's
bungling of the club's finances
nearly forced the club off the air
last fall.
"He had all summer to raise
money and he got zilch."
CITR received a $4,425 grant
from the Alma Mater Society last
fall after AMS general manager
Bern Grady forced CITR to end an
arrangement with a fund-raising
company that he said used
"questionable methods" to raise
money. ,
Saxton also serves as the
station's sports director and does
play-by-play on CITR for UBC's
Thunderbird hockey team. He also
is the hockey team's public
relations director.
He does a regular musical
program and a top-10 countdown
similar to those on AM top-10
stations.
The source blamed Saxton for
starting the "notorious loaded
campaign" which has brought the
station more ridicule than good
publicity.
Forrest said his candidacy
"doesn't have anything to do with
personality clashes.
"Saxton has done a lot for the
station but it is time to take it in a
new direction.
"We're duplicating a lot of
what's going on downtown. We
should provide an alternative,"
Forrest said.
He said he is in favor of more
collective decision-making in the
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THE       UBYSSEY
Thursday, March 4, 1976
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station,  but  refused  to   go  into
specifics on what changes would be
made if he is elected.
Forrest described UBC students
as "an intellectual community"
and said the station's present
format underrates their intelligence.
"We don't have to import 29
stoned jocks who talk about T. S.
Eliot but we do have to pass along
knowledge to the university
community," he said.
When asked Wednesday why he
is running for a second term,
Saxton said: "I have worked hard
this year trying to get FM cable
and I would like to be rewarded by
running an FM cable station.
"Next year we may try to go FM
on the air," Saxton added.
Saxton denied that there is a
clash over musical format and
defended the station's current
format.
He said the Canadian Radio
Television Commission will decide
by the end of the month on CITR's
application to broadcast on FM
UBC union bows
to wage controls
UBC's operating engineers voted
Wednesday to accept an 8.1 per
cent wage increase in a one-year
contract.
The 24 members of the International Union of Operating
Engineers local 822, had initially
asked for a 27 per cent wage hike
over one year.
Union spokesman Bill Kadey
said Wednesday the union accepted the administration offer
because of federal wage controls.
Members voted 13-9 in favor of
accepting the offer at a meeting.
"Certainly, 24 guys are not going
to take on the federal and
provincial governments," Kadey
said.
Under the terms of the previous
contract, which expired Dec. 31,
union members earned between
$7.54 and $10.35 per hour.
NELSON ... not supported
BCIT firings
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pointing replacements with close
links to business interests.
She and Rosenbluth admitted
that most people at BCIT were in
favour of their censure and the
Socred government's decision.
Nelson said other board members representing students, faculty
and staff supported the censure
because they believed in the need
for the board to act as a unified
body. (The three fired members
represented the outside community.)
And student criticism, she said,
was restricted to less-than-serious
criticism by the Link, student
newspaper at BCIT, of the institution's "Peeking Thom."
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The new contract will provide
between $8.31 and $11 per hour,
Kadey said.
He said the contract does not
provide any new major fringe
benefits.
Representatives of the administration and the union will
meet again Monday to discuss a
new in-service training program,
Kadey said.
The operating engineers work in
UBC's power plant.
cable through Premier Cablevision
Ltd.
At hearings this week there were
no challenges to CITR's application or questions from CRTC
memberSj he said.
There is a good chance the application will be granted because
CITR will carry no commercials,
Saxton said. He added the CRTC
has rejected similar applications
because the station has wanted to
carry commercials.
CITR will raise funds from
"inside the university community"
before looking for money outside,
he said, adding the AMS, the UBC
administration and alumni
association, will be approached for
money.
He refused to say what methods
the station is using to raise funds,
but said a budget will be prepared
in two weeks, after he receives an
engineering report on the cost of
installing FM cable facilities.
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Tuesday's open part of the board
of governors' meeting, which
finished in record time, was
remarkable mainly because of
what wasn't discussed.
The board took only 20 minutes to
rubber stamp a stack of minor
money matters, course changes
and assorted other trivia. But
neither the UBC off-campus
housing office nor a senate
recommendation to establish a
committee examining tenure were
discussed.
Later, in the closed part of the
meeting, the board members
established » committee t&
examine current tuition fee
structureandrates, and report its
findings alii recommendations in a
month.
Acting housing director Michael
Davis was supposed to have
presented an operating budget for
UBC's housing department to the
board at either the Feb. 3 or
Tuesday board meeting.
But Erich Vogt, administration
vice-president responsible for
housing, said Wednesday there
was a "misunderstanding" about
Ubyssey
apology
demanded
By MARCUS GEE
After three votes and vigorous
debate Wednesday Alma Mater
Society council defeated a motion
to shut down The Ubyssey unless
editor Gary Coull apologized for a
recent editorial.
The motion, moved by Bob
Tomich, AMS finance committee
member, and Phil Johnson,
agriculture undergraduate society
rep, would have frozen The
Ubyssey's accounts pending a
public retraction by Coull of
comments critical of the AMS in a
March 2 editorial.
The AMS publishes The Ubyssey
and provides about one-fifth of the
paper's budget.
After the council meeting, Coull
termed the attempted budget
freeze "irresponsible."
"The whole idea of the council
debating such a dumb proposal in
the first place proves the silly
nature of the debate in council and
the import of the editorial.
"The council can best be
characterized as a bunch of
snivelling toadies who have
nothing better to do than threaten a
fine student newspaper on its press
night witlt a phoney budget
freeze."
Council ratified the original
motion to freeze The Ubyssey
budget while approving minutes of
the AMS finance committee.
But the budget freeze, one of
three anti-Ubyssey motions which
finance committee passed this
week, was finally defeated after a
motion to reconsider it.
The other two anti-Ubyssey
morions were:
0 that the AMS hold an auction of
Ubyssey typewriters, to be held
noon, Wednesday, in the conversation pit, to help draw people
to the (AMS) general meeting;
• to "double freeze" the budget
of The Ubyssey until such time that
some "relevant campus information" is printed.
Council defeated both motions
but Coull denounced their intent.
"It is the height of irresponsibility
and it better not happen again."
"As for the typewriters, if they
can find one that works they can
have it."
Several council members spoke
strongly against the budget freeze
motion after it passed on first
reading.
AMS vice-president Dave Van
Blarcom opposed the motion
because, he said, The Ubyssey is
close to the end of its publishing
year and freezing its budget would
See page 8   CENSURE
the housing budget, and that "we
have not discussed next year's
budget, and until we do this, I
cannot say how much will be
allotted to housing."
Housing office staffer Lake
Sagaris said the delay in the
decision is bad news for the
housing office. She said it
jeopardizes the chances of getting
money to operate the service next
summer. And she said she doesn't
even know what Davis' recommendations to the board will be.
"(The delay) probably means
Michael Davis is welching on his
promise" that he would ask for
money for at least one full-time
staffer to run the office this
summer and fall, Sagaris said.
The housing office staff, on the
other hand, have asked Vogt to
recommend setting aside about
$50,000 for a year-round housing
office staffed by five people.
It operated with five staffers last
year, she said, and money came,
via the Universities Council and
the UBC administration, from the
provincial government jobs
program, Careers 75.
Senate, at its Feb. 18 meeting,
recommended that the board
establish an ad hoc committee to
investigate UBC tenure procedures, but this won't come before
the board until its April meeting.
Bill White, secretary to the
board, said Wednesday the last
date any material can be included
in the board's agenda is two weeks
before the meeting.
"The reason for this is that the
material has to be reviewed and
studied by the administration.
Also, the board members like to
have the material the weekend
before the meeting, so that they
have time to read and learn it."
Board clerk Nina Robinson
confirmed the senate motion would
be on the agenda for the April
meeting.
The board study looking at
tuition fees will be headed by
administration president Doug
Kenny, and will report its
recommendations to the board in
April, But board member Rick
Murray Wednesday ruled out the
possibility that the committee's
recommendations, which could
include higher tuition fees, will be
put into effect next September.
SOCCER FIENDS out chasing leather on field east of SUB Tuesday
were   undaunted   by   lack   of   lines   on   ground.   Partially   frozen.
—douf fMd photo
snow-covered   pitch   made   for some particularly   nasty  mudholes,
which, when combined with snow up jock, made going  rough.
Res rents to rise, controls won't apply
Students in residences will face
increases of 14.1 to 16.5 per cent,
acting housing head Mike Davis
said Wednesday.
Davis said rates for rooms would
increase by 16.5 per cent, but the
increase for room and board will
be 14.1 per cent because residence
food price hikes are proposed at
11.4 per cent.
And even though the increases
exceed the federal wage and price
control guidelines, a spokeswoman
for the Vancouver branch of the
anti-inflation board said Wednesday the board could not roll
back the hikes.
"The joint residence committee
approved the increases at our last
meeting yesterday (Tuesday),"
Davis said.
Next year's daily rates at Gage
residences will be $3.53-, up from
$3.03.
At Totem and Vanier, students
will pay $3.20 for a single room and
$2.% for a double, plus $2.88 for
food.
Total daily cost for room and
board will be $6.08 and $5.84.
So next year it will cost $770 a
year to live in Gage, $1,330 for a
single room at Totem or Vanier or
$1,277 for a double room.
Davis said the committee will
present the figures to the
president's office for approval
later this week, and they will then
be brought to the April meeting of
the board of governors for final
approval.
The committee consists of one
Appointed council to run AMS
By GREGG THOMPSON
UBC students get a new
student government on March 15.
Did you know that?
It's called the Student
Representative Assembly and it
replaces the current Alma Mater
Society Council as the body which
looks out for student interests on
campus.
Like the old AMS executive, the
new SRA has a small executive
body which will hold effective
power. It's called the Student
Administrative Commission, or
SAC. What is it all about?
Basically, SAC will be involved
in the day-to-day operation of the
student society.
It will be responsible for roughly
the same thing as the previous
AMS executive was responsible
for: finances, booking SUB,
determining who uses student
facilities and under what conditions and the disbursement of
funds to various campus clubs.
This will leave the parent body,
the SRA, to work on long-range
student aims and policies and to
concentrate on examining the
decision-making bodies at UBC,
the senate and board of governors.
The 10 positions on SAC are
appointed by an SRA selection
committee. That way, the SRA has
a certain degree of control over its
executive.
(The SRA is composed of elected
representatives from undergraduate societies, plus elected
student reps to the board of
governors and senate.)
The 10 SAC positions are composed of one director of finance,
one director of services and eight
commissioners.
If you hadn't guessed, the
director of finance is in charge of
those funds over and above tuition
fees provided by students at the
beginning of each year. That sum
under the old AMS amounted to
about $9 per student per year.
As defined under the new constitution, the SAC director of
finance shall:
• Be responsible for keeping
SRA and SAC advised of the status
of the Society's financial accounts;
• Prepare the Society's budget
subject to the approval of SRA;
• Be responsible for all monies
received and disbursed by the AMS
and shall keep all bills, receipts
and vouchers.
In other words, this person has
the bucks and resulting power.
The Director of services is
responsible for the operation of
SUB and other student-run
buildings on campus such as
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre.
The eight commissioners have
no specific appointed duties. It is
likely that they will assume duties,
such as chairing committees, as
the situation arises. Call them
functionaries.
SAC will meet once a week as did
the previous AMS executive.
A quorum of seven will be
required before any commission
business can be passed.
At general meetings of the SRA
and SAC, SAC members will have
one vote.
The SRA will make their choices
for the 10 SAC positions by March
15, 1976.
student from each residence,
Davis, food services head Robert
Bailey and Suzanne Nilles,
business manager for the department of residences.
Davis said he did not anticipate
any difficulty in having the increases approved.
UBC's single-student residences
are not cofeted by the 10.6
provincial rent ceiling because
they are classified as licensed
accommodation — ac
commodation with definite
restrictions on the rental period.
The Landlord and Tenant Act
covers only tenant accommodation.
And the spokeswoman for the
Vancouver branch of the federal
anti-inflation board said the board
can't roll back the proposed rent
hikes.
"The anti-inflation board has
delegated its responsibility for rent
increases to the provinces," she
said.
But students living in UBC's
family housing units get off much
more lightly than undergraduate
students living in the single-
student residences.
Students living in Acadia Park
will face a 10.6 per cent increase.
Acadia Park, the family housing
unit at UBC, consists of a high-rise
apartment and two and three-
bedroom townhouse clusters.
Acadia Park and Camp come
under the Landlord and Tenant Act
because they provide year-round
accommodation.
"I don't think they should be
included in the act because they
are running at a loss, have to be
stfcsidized, and are non-profit,"
Davis said.
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THE       UBYSSEY
Thursday, March 4, 1976
Mood music maestro
The year in review, part 2 - the mood.
Every once in a while a
nattily-dressed administration type
will bump into a Ubyssey staff
member and strike up a
conversation. Inevitably, the admin
figure will pause, look puzzled, then
as THE question: "What are the
students thinking about thesedays?
What's the mood?"
Ah, the mood.
Given that there are 23,000
different minds out here, give or
take a few, it's not easy to overlook
the individual and generalize a set
of attitudes for the entire student
body.
It's a complex question but one
worth mulling over in the waning
days of the school year.
To define the student mood
means isolating particular actions
which seem to characterize the
general feelings of a student
majority.
This year there have been several
incidents which help reveal where
students are and, at the risk of
starting up old wars, they will be
mentioned again.
Perhaps the g rea test
manifestation, of the student mood
was the general campus population's
perception of the library and
clerical workers' Christmas strike.
The Association of University
and College Employees picket lines
went up just before exam time and
were almost totally ignored by
students and faculty.
The underlying reason for
ignoring the strike, judging from the
letters received by The Ubyssey in
January, was that most students felt
they had a right to an
uninterrupted education.
Education was sacredt something
like the changing of the seasons —
it can't be disrupted by mortal
man. The letters ran almost 10-to-1
in favor of the "untouchable"
theory.
What this reaction seems to say
about the majority mood is a
concern more for each person's
vested interests and less on the
larger, less tangible social issues at
hand.
-In some people the attitude is
nothing less than selfish. In others
it's simply a desire to turn away
and not get involved with things
that   don't   affect  them   personally.
This goes a long way to
explaining why it's so difficult to
get a good turnout for student
elections and to generate significant
interest in issues such as teaching
evaluation, tenure or student
unionism.
Students seemingly would rather
spend their free time on leisure
activities — the Pit seems to have
no problem drawing a full house,
modern dance classes report record
numbers   and    now   the    kung   fu
groups   are   so   full   they   have   to
practice in the hall.
Now make no mistake — The
Ubyssey isn't opposed to fun. We're
all for a good time (if you know of
a good orgy let us kn§w).
The point is to involve yourself
in any number of things without
ignoring less exciting issues which
are germane to the type of
education we receive. -
Yet this seems to be what most
people are doing. Ignoring the larger
issues and aims.
Why?
There are probably many reasons
which contribute.
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In the late 1960s when the
Vietnam war and nuclear armament
were creating a boon for the U.S.
(and Canadian) economy, things
looked pretty rosy.
If you were an engineer or a
science major it was all you could
do to pass exams after being wined
and dined by corporation reps who
swarmed onto campuses all over
North America.
When the economy was going
good, jobs were plentiful and it
almost seemed your education, even
in the arts, could actually make you
someone's employee.
It was an affluent time and with
it evolved certain attitudes — desire
for travel, interest in developing and
fighting for new ideas and a general
concern not so much for individual
problems as for society's lot.
Now things aren't so good. There
isn't any great war to keep industry
busy and with the emerging
economic power of the Third World
(plus the business acumen of Middle
East types) good old North America
is no longer the Nirvana for
graduating students.
It's tough. Jobs aren't that easy
to come by so if you decide to
spend four years at university you
want to make the best of it.
But what this has crystallized
into is a more cautious conservative
student body — not so eager to
rock the boat and become involved
in the philosophical issues.
In a sense, it's over-reaction. The
establishment media and critics
from the business community now
find it fashionable to constantly
blame the working person for the
depressed economy.
And so students chastize the
AUCE workers as "selfish" and
"greedy" because they want a
reclassification of wage scales.
(Only because of an obstinant
administration did they have to
strike.)
Nobody is saying you shouldn't
come to university and work hard.
But when you do, don't closet
yourself in by academic work to
the point where you can't see the
world around you.
Letters
Mangans
'naive'
In their letter of March 2 Michael
and Louise Mangan show that their
ability to analyze a political
situation does not improve in going
from B.C. to Europe.
They appear to have approached
the complex and multidimensional
arena of European politics with a
naivety that can only be explained
by their spending too much time
wallowing in the simplistically
packaged policies of successive
B.C. governments.
How they came to the conclusion
that Europe provides many
examples of the failure of the
socialist system, I find hard to
imagine; perhaps it was because
they spent too much time, complete with their maple leaf-decked
orange backpacks, reading the
Daily Express and Le Figaro
rather than talking to the people
and finding out the true situation.
In fact Europe affords many
examples of not only economically
efficient (dare I say successful?)
but also visibly humanitarian
states run by social democratic or
left wing governments.
The most obvious of these are to
be found in Sandinavia where
Denmark, Sweden and Norway
have, for many years, prospered
under socialist control with a
noticeable reduction of the social
malaises so prevalent before the
war.
Communist senators are found
on the socialist government of
Finland which has elevated itself
from the war-torn country of 1945
to the relatively affluent society of
today.
Changing the geographic
location, Yugoslavia has come
from a different political extreme
to a socialist state successfully
absorbed into the world capitalist
system.
A less extreme example, which
to a certain extent mirrors the
situation in B.C., is West Germany.
In the late '60s the government
changed from the corrupt (i.e. the
Lockheed scandal) right wing
leadership of Strauss and the likes
to the Social Democrats of Brandt.
Slowly the governmental policy
became more outward looking (to
Russia and East Germany), more
realistic and the economy began to
boom; this has continued to the
present day through the leadership
of Schmitt.
The above mentioned countries
are all run on accepted western
democratic lines with no "in-
dividiaul liberty strangled by the
tyranny of bureaucracy" and
certainly no evidence of "the
economic ruin which must be the
destiny of the socialist states."
A   socialist   system   of   course
involves a larger bureaucracy to
run its affairs but this does not
necessarily equate with inefficiency; in all these countries it
means a greater control on the
workings of government.
The trend toward increasing left-
wing control and efficiency is seen
in Italy which at the, next election
will increase its number of communist   senators   (despite   the
THE UBYSSEY
THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1976
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS
or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are located in room
241K of the Student Union Building. Editorial departments
228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Gary Coull
A favorite books masthead. Doug Rushton read all the Ayn Rand
books, twice, before growing his hair long and joining a radical student
paper out on Point Grey. Hmm, hmm. Gary Coull doesn't read, but was
quoted liberally in today's Rubyssey. Ralph Maurer, fresh from reading
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, picked up a copy of Descartes' work
on dualism. Chris Gainor read How to Cheat at Volleyball. Sue Vohanka
enjoyed I'm OK, You're OK. Marcus Gee is really into I'm OK, You're
Fucked. Meanwhile, Mark Buckshon read I'm Fucked, You People Are
All ... for the nth time. Heather Walker and Dave Wilkinson shared a
book with lots of pictures and big printing. Gregg Thompson seemed to
be reading a physics text, but actually had a Maclean's tucked inside.
Doug Field, the commerce student, reads bank books. Deryl Mogg
enjoyed How to Pick Up Girls, and hasn't asked for his money back yet.
Nancy Southam reads the Province.
Central Intelligence Agency) and
so, thankful, extend to a rational'
level the corporate efficiency
which has been shown by the
communists at the municipal level
in such cities as Bologna.
One can only hope that this trend
will continue in Greece, Spain, and
Portugal (as it appears to be
doing) to give stability after the
rigors of totalitarian rule.
It is patently clear that the
Mangans have based their
misguided opinion solely on a very
poor and superficial analysis of the
political situation in Great Britain.
The economic problems of Britain
are indeed enormous but their
origins are far more complex than
simply socialist directed economic
ruin.
They are locked, perhaps
irretrievably, in a broad historical
perspective of economic and social
change. The semi-socialist stance
that Britain is taking at the
moment is a result of these
problems, not the cause of them.
A facetious statement ot the type
"Europe is a great place to visit
but. . ." can only be replied to by
an equally facetious — Europe can
do without you!
Andrew Hamilton
Jean-Pierre Schoch
grad studies Thursday, March 4, 1976
THE       UBYSSEY
Page 5
soapbox
Unions attacked—is it fair?
By IAN MULGREW
The series of recent strikes
across the country has drawn a
bitter response from many people.
The December Association of
University and College Employees
strike at UBC drew irate students
to throw water and shout obscenities at strikers walking the
picket lines.
More recently, the teachers'
strike in Toronto resulted in a
similar display of bitterness.
The following article looks at
what unions are all about, and why
they were originally formed, in an
attempt to see why unions today
are so often attacked with bitterness.
It is reprinted from Excalibur,
the student paper at York
University in Toronto.
"Do your parents work? No,
they're teachers."
That slogan, emblazoned on the
T-shirt of a Toronto high school
student, recently appeared in a
front-page photograph in the Globe
and Mail.
It expresses some of the bitterness and ill will directed at
Toronto high school teachers
during and in the aftermath of
their two-month strike.
Public reaction to that strike has
been the focus of a growing
resentment in Canada of strikes in
particular and of unions in general.
Recently, we have witnessed the
postal service disrupted to the
point where many small
businessmen were forced into
bankruptcy. We have seen major
construction projects grind to a
halt. We have seen industry, trade
and the economy seriously hampered by work stoppages.
And now we are faced with the
prospect of a wide range of white-
collar professionals banding
together into unions. University
professors, doctors — what next?
Unions have been around since
the middle ages, when tradesmen
got together to form guilds in order
to set professional standards for
themselves.
It was not until the industrial
revolution, however, that unions in
a more or less modern form appeared. Workers felt they could
receive fairer treatment from their
managers if they presented a
united front. Collective bargaining
was born.
Originally, unions in Canada
were intended to protect workers
from wage cuts and to provide
them with job security. Today,
many people see unions as unruly
mobs out to rifle the company for
all they can get.
Organized labor has been
present in Canada since the early
1800s. However, it was not until
1872 that Canadian unions started
to pressure management for better
conditions: the Toronto Printers
Union waged a campaign to gain a
nine-hour work day and a 54-hour
work week. (Today the postal
union wants a 37-hour work week.)
The strike that erupted in 1872
had at least one major consequence — it led to a
strengthening of ties between
different unions, resulting in the
formation of the Toronto Trades
Assembly in 1873. Out of this activity, the Canadian Labor
Congress was born.
Today, one-third of the Canadian
work force is unionized. The CLC
has 2,500,000 members. But, while
unions undoubtedly serve many
interests of their members, do they
also serve the larger interests of
Canadian society?
Lynn Taylor, an officer of the
CLC, denies that unions have
faults.
"I don't see any drawbacks to
unions," she says, "but, then,
that's a biased opinion. I do,
however, see all of the benefits that
a union offers. The biggest by far is
collective bargaining. This allows
for a written contract and
eliminates any argument that
could arise. The worker is no
longer dependent on the whims of
management for raises and
benefits.
"A union also allows for a fair
agreement. With the written
contract the company cannot
renege on its promises and a fair
bargain is always found."
Unions have other benefits for
the worker. They eliminate
favoritism and enforce the
seniority system. .
Taylor adds: "Merit is often
brought out as a reason against
unionizing, but how do you
measure merit? What yardstick do
you use?
"For example, a man has been
at his post for 10 years; another
man has been at his post for two
years. The man who has been there
for two years . has a better
education because he is from a
better family and had a better
opportunity — should he be
promoted before the 10-year man?
The 10-year man given the same
training and opportunity would be
just as good. Who gets the job?
They both have to buy groceries at
the same store."
Strikes seem to be the worst
aspect of unions. No one seems to
like them. The worker forfeits his
or her pay cheque, the consumer
his or her goods.
"Unions do not want strikes,"
says Taylor. "A union only goes out
on strike after all other methods
have been exhausted."
A big misconception on the part
iof the public, according to Taylor,
is that unions and the higher wages
they demand and receive are
major causes of inflation.
"It's not wages that cause inflation," she says. "It's prices. If
Bill C-73 is passed as it stands then
we will follow the path that Britain
did. It is imperative that we add
clauses which will put a ceiling on
profits.
"It's not that workers are
against companies making profits,
but simply that these profits should
not be made at the expense of the
worker."
Security seems to be the major
benefit of the union.
However, what about people who
do not want to be members of the
union? Can workers be forced to
join unions? This would be a direct
infringement upon the rights of the
individual.
Most union members agree that
the worker should have the right to
be outside the union if he or she so
wishes, but must pay union dues.
Since the union is bargaining for
member and non-member workers
See page 7: STRIKES
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TORONTO TEACHERS ... on picket line
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THE       UBYSSEY
Thursday, March 4, 1976
Third
World
Films on the third world will
be shown today and tomorrow in
SUB.
Today's film. Ways of Seeing,
examines the phenomenon of
publicity as our culture's
"education." The film explores
how publicity-oriented mass
media grossly distorts our view
and understanding of other
cultures.
On Friday, A Trade Union of
the Third World suggests a
possible solution to the growing
poverty and rising political
tension in the Third World: an
organization of poor countries to
Hot flashes
collectively battle for an improved
economic position and more
bargaining power.
The films will be shown free at
noon in SUB auditorium.
Angola
Tony Thomas is the latest in a
series of speakers purporting to
have the "inside dope" on the
Angola war.
Whatever Thomas says, it
won't be the lies Associated-
Press, United Press Internationa^
and Reuter, the big wire services
have been feeding North-
American readers and television
viewers.; ;
His talk is being sponsored by.
the Young Socialists, and will be.
held noon Thursday in SUB
207-209.
Debate
Should Canadians be allowed
to earn more than $25,000 a year?
The answer is academic to 95
per cent of Canadians, but the
English department thinks the
point is worth debating.
In the English 100 debating
competition finals. Daphne
Gray-Grant and Bruce Thorsen
will try and convince Brent Tynan
and John Cemparetri that $25,000
a year is quite enough.
.. The Vancouver Sun, few of
whose employees get anywhere
near $25,000 a year, will give $50
to the winning team.
It happens noon Thursday in
Buchanan 214.
'Tween classes
TODAY
CtNEMA WEST
Coup, 1 p.m. SUB 247.
SPEAKEASY
Meeting  for  Speakeasy  volunteers,
noon, SUB 105B.
CHINESE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
Chinese   instrumental   group,   7:30
p.m., International House.
LIBRARY
Ken    Fernstrom    reads    from    his
work,     noon,    Sedgewick    library
orientation room (lower level).
YOUNG SOCIALISTS
Tony Thomas on Angola civil war,
noon, SUB 207-209.
INTER VARSITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Paul    Stevens    on    Christ's   work,
noon, Chem 250.
GAY PEOPLE OF UBC
Hiking    trip    and    social    evening,
noon, SUB 224.
PRE-DENTAL SOC
Dr.   Bob  Sproule  on  orthodontics,
noon, IRC 1,
FRIDAY
BAHA'I CLUB
Talk on sexual equality, noon, Gage
182.
SKYDIVING
General   meeting,   noon,  SUB  215.
THE CENTRE COFFEEHOUSE
Talk   ensemble   Eagle   Beaver   and
Open  House night,  8:30  p.m. to 1
a.m.,     Lutheran     campus    centre.
Admission, $1.
SUNDAY
MUSIC DEPARTMENT
Graduation recital of pianist Harald
Krebs, 3:30 p.m., music building
recital hall.
MONDAY
STUDENTS' INTERNATIONAL
MEDITATION SOCIETY
Special        advanced        meditation
meeting   for   all   meditators,  noon,
IRCG42.
WOMEN'S RALLY FOR ACTION
Demonstration at Vancouver court
house, 12 noon (not 12:30 p.m.) to
2 p.m. For more information, see
UBC Women's Office in SUB 230,
or phone 228-2082 or 228-6228.
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GROUP
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2. U.B.C. Day Care Council
3. Walter Gage Student Aid Fund
4. Ag, U.S., Eng. U.S., For. U.S.
5. School of Phys. Ed. Undergrad Society
6. U.B.C. Rowing Team
7. Education Faculty
8. Commerce and Business Administration
9. U.B.C. Rugby Team
10. Phrateres Convention '76
PROJECT
Operating Expenses and
Community Resource FHe
Pentacare and
Playground expansion
Fairview Grove
Reflecting Pond
Whirlpool Facilities
Aquatic Centre
New Racing Shell
B.C.M.R.I.
Bus. Admin.
Simulation
Tour to Japan
AMOUNT
$2,000.00
$6,000.00
$1,000.00
$5,000.00
$5,000.00
$2,900.00
$5,000.00
$   500.00
$6,000.00
$   500.00
Money will be distributed according to a preferential baflot to be held at a General Grad Class
Meeting, Thursday, March 4th, T976, Buchanan 106 at 1:30 p.m. The Grad Class '76 has
approximately $15,000.00 to distribute to these projects. It is the responsibility of the Grad Class to
vote on allocation of funds.
Results of the
PHARMACY UNDERGRADUATE SOCIETY
FEE REFERENDUM:
To levy a one dollar ($1) graduation fee:
Pro 175
Against   26
To levy a two dollar ($2) undergraduate activity fee:
Pro 170
 Against   25	
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Deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 8, 1976.
Please make applications and direct queries to:
N. N. Korchinsky,
Intramural Co-ordinator,
Room 208F,
War Memorial Gymnasium.
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SUB' Aud. Please bring AMS card,
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THE       UBYSSEY
Page 7
'Strikes not wanted'
From page 5
alike and since non-union workers
are going to receive the benefits of
the contract, they should pay dues.
The various teachers' unions
have come under attack from
almost all quarters of society
recently. Many people think
teachers should not be unionized.
But Jack Hutton, communications director for the
teachers' union offers this
argument.
"In 1932 my father was a principal in North Bay and he felt that
he had enough money to marry my
mother, who was also a teacher.
But in 1933, the government
decided in a cost-cutting program
that each teacher should lose
between $100 and $200 in salary.
"In the 1940s my father was
asked for his opinion. He gave it
and was subsequently picked up by
a political party and used in some
of its literature. My father was
asked to resign. He had been a
principal for 15 years and just like
that he was dropped. This is why
we needed a union.
"As a union, teachers have
security. They no longer are
dependent   on   the   whims   and
Rent hikes less at
opinions of their employers."
Unions are set up today as
collective bargaining units. As
such, they can enter into
bargaining with the employer on
behalf of the workers. Under labor
relations laws, employers are
required to negotiate with unions in
"good faith."
The central objective most
unions aim for is providing their
members with adequate benefits to
ensure a satisfying, secure life.
Some typical union demands are
provision of health benefits, the
establishment of pension plans, the
elimination of wage disparities.
These demands appear fair and
just. One asks, then, why people
are so up in arms about the whole
idea of organized labor. Perhaps
the answer lies in the image of
unions which has been painted in
recent years.
Taylor claims that "for years,
people have been told by the mass
media that unions are these
horrible creatures that are the
cause of all social evils."
Unions have certainly received
their share of bad press. When one
picks up the paper or listens to
radio news, it sounds almost like a
return to the red scare of the early
1950s — except now the ranting
concerns unionists rather than
communists.
In the eyes of editorials, pundits
and, inevitably, their audience, a
dread disease — galloping
unionism — is corrupting the land.
How much truth is there in this
view? What, if anything, has
happened to the fine ideals which
attended the birth of the modern
workers' union — equality of opportunity, excellence of craft, a
good wage, a decent life?
If these ideals are dead, who is to
blame? How can they be revived?
We are facing these questions
now.
AFGHAN
HOUSE
SSS-83H
From page 3
Davis added that money to
balance the Acadia Park budget
comes from the accumulated
family housing surplus. The surplus he said, has been accumulated
over the years from family housing
revenues.
He also said there is a distinct
division between budgets for the
single student residences'— Gage,
Vanier and Totem — and the
family housing residences.
The family housing surplus, for
example, can be used only by
Acadia Camp and "Acadia Park
residences for three purposes.
These are for Acadia Camp
restorations, as a contingency fund
for emergencies in the two
residences, and to develop a fund
for future family residences.
Before this year, the accumulated surplus was $189,000,
Davis said. But $55,000 of that must
go to pay for Acadia Camp
restorations for 1975-76.
He said the profit made from
Acadia Camp will then be added to
the surplus.
Acadia Camp, a collection of
leftover Second World War army
huts occupied by graduate
students, will only have a five per
cent rent increase.
' 'There is no mortgage to pay off
on those buildings (at Acadia
Camp) so the increases are low,"
Davis said.
An additional $59,000 will be
removed from the accumulated
surplus to balance Acadia Park's
budget for 1976-77, said Davis. He
said after the budget is balanced
there   will   be   about   $100,000
remaining in the surplus.
And he said increases for the
single-student residences were
based on wages, utilities, repairs
and non-operating expenses.
Non-operating expenses include
mortgage and debt payments and
the residence share of the administrative costs of the housing
office, Davis said.
He added that housing expects to
make $381,000 from summer
conventions in the residences, and
apply that to operating costs.
In addition, the board of
governors will allow a deficit of
$57,000 this year, which will be paid
by the board if necessary. This
allowable deficit, he added, can be
applied only to costs of the single-
student residences.
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THE       UBYSSEY
Thursday, March 4, 1976
McGeer's plans unknown
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JEWETT . .. 'not first class'
Law schools 'deficient'
There's lots of room for improvement in Canada's law
schools, Simon Fraser University
president Pauline Jewett said
Tuesday.
Jewett, who was speaking to
UBC law students, said there is "no
first class, thoroughly developed
law school in Canada." She said
more emphasis should be placed on
"a Canadian identity" in Canada's
law schools.
"The study of law in this country
should emphasize more Canadian
content, and it should be presented
in relation to the social and
political traditions here."
"There have been no scholarly
works written on the law in
Canada, and neither has there been
any biographies written about the
distinguished supreme court
judges we have had," Jewett said.
She suggested several topics
Canadian law books could
examine: the Canadian supreme
court as an institution, race
relations and native rights.
The reason for the deficiency in
Canadian content, Jewett said, is
"we are placing too much stress on
the study of law rather than seeing
it in relation to its environment in
its total social context."
She also complained of a lack of
encouragement given to Canadian
students to study law at the
graduate level.
"Of   the   63   students    who
graduated in law last year at UBC,
only three of them went on to
graduate study work," Jewett
said.
From page 1
He said the council should
represent different segments of
society, including labor.
Schlosser said he acted as a
contact. with the faculty
association at Notre Dame
University in Nelson, which has
been fighting proposals to phase
out the institution.
He said he tried to help the
unionized faculty association
members "any time they contacted me with problems they
faced."
"They felt at least a contact
existed."
Forrest-Richards declined to
discuss her accomplishments on
the council. "I'm not prepared to
make any public statement," she
said. "Even though I've finished
my term, I don't think it would be
proper for me to make a
statement."
Censure eyed
From page 3
cause   the   newspaper   severe
financial difficulty.
Van Blarcom suggested council
substitute a motion to censure The
Ubyssey for the March 2 editorial.
"We can dump on The Ubyssey
any time and we will have plenty of
time to do that next year."
In other business council voted to
spend $190 to publicize referenda
March 15 to 17 to decide whether
UBC students will pay fees to the
National Union of Students and the
B.C. Student Federation.
Forrest-Richards pointed out
The Ubyssey had earlier asked for
the replacement of all four
councillors because of their insistence on closed council meetings
and asked why the newspaper
would question the rescinding
order-in-council.
Fraser and MacLaurin could not
be reached for comment.
The four were appointed for a
one-year term when the council
went into business in October, 1974.
Four other councillors were chosen
to serve two years and two were
given three-year terms. The six
councillors whose terms still apply
remain on the council.
Armstrong at first referred The
Ubyssey to McGeer for an explanation of the possible
restructuring of the council.
Armstrong said he. understands
McGeer   will   make   additional
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but said he does not know what the
minister's exact plans are.
But Armstrong said McGeer
may amend the Universities Act —
and the structure of the Universities Council — as part of the
publishing of "some kind of
colleges act."
The activities of the council,
always clouded by the fact they are
closed to the public, and the closed-
mouth nature of its members, have
principally been in areas of
allocating the millions of dollars of
provincial grants each year to
UBC, Simon Fraser University and
the University of Victoria.
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