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Vol. LV., No. 12,
UNLOADING GEORGIA STRAIGHTS, workers prepare to place
downtown-based privately-owned paper in SUB. Papers were removed
from SUB by Alma Mater Society officials and Ubyssey staffers.
Straight owner Dan McLeod (centre, with back to camera) threw a
—peter cummings photo
temper tantrum and his papers in SUB foyer after taking them from
AMS co-ordinator's office in second floor of SUB where they had
been placed.
13.000 seized in confrontation
Straights hit campus
Georgia Straight owner Dan
McLeod carried the first of 13,000
copies of his paper into SUB
Thursday afternoon.
Then the race began.
Members of the Alma Mater
Society student council, some
Ubyssey staffers and other concerned students followed three
Straight employees around UBC
picking up the papers as soon as
they were dropped.
The reason is the AMS constitution currently bars free
distribution of unauthorized
publications on campus. The
Straight, in an attempt to increase
readership, planned to distribute
13,000 free copies of the paper in a
special University Edition.
Papers picked up In SUB were
carried to the AMS executive offices.
Confusion soon arose as to whose
side who was on.
When students brought the
papers to the AMS offices, McLeod
was there to receive them. Not
knowing who he was the students
gave him the papers which
promptly found their way back
down to the SUB lobby.
McLeod charged the consfication
was reminiscent of Nazi book-
burning in the Second World War.
"The whole thing smacks of
facism," he remarked.
McLeod said they would be
consulting civil liberties lawyers to
see if the confiscation is illegal.
Meanwhile AMS treasurer John
Wilson said he was not concerned
about possible legal action by the
"Our lawyers have said there's
no problem with our removing
papers from SUB since the
building's our property and we can
get them for trespassing," he said.
"With the pther locations we
have to go to the administration."
Wilson met with deputy
president Bill White later Thur
sday. However neither party would
comment on the meeting.
Papers were also dropped and
removed from the Buchanan and
Angus buildings, the graduate
student centre, Sedgewick Library
and several other locations.
The special Straight issue, different to those sold elsewhere in
Vancouver Thursday, was
distributed at UBC unfolded, with a
black and white front page of
similar design to The Ubyssey.
(Regular issues of the Straight
have a colored cover with large
photographs or art work
Badass Horatio, a feature editor
with the Straight, remarked that
his paper was acting simply to
reach a larger audience.
"There's absolutely no reason
we can't co-operate," he said.
"There's room for two newspapers
at UBC."
UBC student publications
manager John Dufort argued
Wednesday the Straight is a
privately owned commercial
"Policy in the past has been to
discourage private interests from
using the campus to monetarily
enrich their operations," he said.
"Free distribution of the Straight
on campus could take away 30 to 50
per cent of The Ubyssey's local
advertising amounting to from
$10,000 to $18,000 in lost revenue
per year."
McLeod said the Straight would
be distributed Friday to Simon
Fraser University, Douglas
College, Vancouver City College
and the British Columbia Institute
of Technology.
However, Dawn Hasset, the B.C,
representative to the National
Union of Students, said she expects
Straight papers will be confiscated
from other colleges and universities.
"We've called student
associations at every institution
around Vancouver and they all say
they support our stand 100 per
Mark Haynes, SFU student
society president, said Thursday
his society had the power to
restrict distribution of the Straight
at SFU.
"We'll confiscate the papers and
bill them (the Straight) for their
retail price," he said.
Haynes said his society had "a
little back book" on the Straight
from a previous legal problem. He
refused to elaborate.
One of the men distributing
Straights spoke to students
following his truck around to
confiscate the papers.
"I'm happy. I'm getting paid for
this work and you're not."
No Chile support
from AMS council
Alma Mater Society student
council, in refusing to support a
Chile rally next Friday, has shown
a lack of political concern locally,
nationally and internationally, Bill
Moen, arts undergraduate society
president said Thursday.
Council tabled a support motion
at Wednesday's council meeting.
Moen said this action showed
their lack of responsibility to UBC
The rally is being supported by
the Vancouver NDP area council.
Three speakers are scheduled
for the meeting: area council
representative Brian Campbell,
George Johnston, president of the
B.C. Federation of Labor and
Heather Dashner, a translator in
Salvadore Allende's socialist
Topics to be discussed are to
protest Canada's recognition of the
new Chilean military junta, free all
political prisoners and send no
Canadian aid to the military junta.
Council also approved the film
society's proposal to show horror
and freaky movies every second
weekend Friday and Saturday
nights at midnight to 2:00 a.m.
The proposal required that the
societies be responsible for
ushering people out of SUB after
the features. The society is
presently working on its  special
program to show the films in the
A health food store has been
proposed for SUB 207-209.
AMS has been asked to subsidise
the store with $3,000 to buy
equipment and purchase a sink for
health requirements.
Council will decide next week on
the proposal. Page 2
Friday, October 5, 1973
Pit patrons not only
drinkers hopping
British Columbia beer drinkers and Pit patrons
at UBC are not the only Canadians hopping over
increasing beer prices.
Five-per-cent increases are expected shortly in
Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes.
The B.C. liquor control board raised the price of a
case of beer to $3 last week from $2.84.
The Alma Mater Society was forced to raise the
price of beer in the Pit to 40 cents a bottle from 35
cents a bottle because of the beer increase, coupled
with increases in labor costs.
Instead of Pit tokens being sold at three for $1, the
tokens now are being sold five for $2.
The society  now pays  its  Pit staff  the  B.C.
minimum wage of $2 while cashiers and doormen
make a maximum of $2.50.
But the breweries are also worried about rising
labor costs as well as the rise in the price of barley
and packaging.
The Toronto Globe and Mail quotes a brewery
executive as saying the "fantastic squeeze from
inflationary pressures" is the cause of the B.C. increase and projected increases in the price of the
beer in other provinces.
Other brewery executives have complained the
price brewers such as Molson and Labatt receive for
their beer has not increased for many years, in some
cases, for more than two decades.
Embassy locked to refugees
thousands of workers and supporters of the deposed Allende
government in Chile are being
rounded up, the Canadian
government has "locked its doors"
at its Santiago embassy to political
refugees, a member of an activist
group said Wednesday.
Tim Draimin, a member of the
Latin American working group,
said at least three of the 250 to 300
persons refused asylum at the
embassy have been killed.
Draimin told a Waffle education
committee the Canadian government currently harbors about 20
Latin Americans in the embassy.
The Mexican, Argentine and
Panama embassies harbor hundreds.
The refugees are Chilean leftists
fleeing government repression
after the Sept. 11 coup which
changed the country overnight to a
military regime from a socialist
Draimin said he learned from a
Canadian external affairs
department official that the
government has accepted only two
applicants to emigrate to Canada.
Draimin said the official said the
government is not prepared to
offer asylum to "freeloaders".
Draimin also said the United
Nations has asked Canada to
shelter any person the UN. refers
to the Canadian ambassador in
However, he said he has learned
the ambassador "hemmed and
hawwed and demanded to know
who they were" when the U.N.
asked, the ambassador to put up 200
The ambassador eventually
refused the refugees asylum.
Draimin, at the end of his talk
read a resolution to external affairs minister Mitchell Sharp.
The group unanimously approved the resolution which called
for the government to open the
country to political refugees as it
did during the 1956 Hungarian
revolution   and   after   Idi   Amin
barred East Indians from Uganda
and to start an airlift operation out
of Chile for refugees.
Er, ah, urn
gee, oops?
To everyone, including UBC
board of governors members, who
are wondering when that $5 million
in construction we reported on in
Thursday's paper is going to
Forget it.
However, if you journey to the
east a few miles, they will soon be
turning the sod for said construction.
You see, it was Simon Fraser
University, not UBC that was
granted the gym and library extensions.
Us screw up9
Consumers confront Safeway
days after the Alberta Supreme
Court dropped monopoly charges
against the largest food-retailing
chain in western Canada some
Edmonton consumers decided to
confront Safeway stores themselves.
The boycott has been called to
protest Safeway's handling of
boycotted products as well as to
protest Safeway's control of the
food retailing industry.
Safeway has refused to cooperate with nation-wide boycotts
of table grapes and lettuce from
the U.S., Kraft products, Dare
products, and all products from
South Africa, Angola and
U.S. farmworkers have called
for the boycott of table grapes and
lettuce from the U.S. where the
United Farm Workers, a union of
migrant workers in southern
California, is using the grape and
lettuce boycott as a tool in their
contract negotiations with farm
The Kraft boycott has been
called by Canada's National Farm
Union in an effort to pressure Kraft
which controls more than 80 per
cent of Canada's cheese industry,
to agree to collective bargaining
with farmers. The Dare cookie
boycott is designed to help workers
who have been on strike for more
than a year at Dare's factory in
Kitchener, Ontario.
The boycott of all products from
South Africa, Angola and
Mozambique has been called for by
numerous groups throughout
North America to help bring
pressure on the right wing
governments controlling those
Hey you, you with the
stars in your eyes
Hey, you in the blue cardigan. Got any problems?
We realize you're probably up to your ass in work, attending
dreadfully convoluted lectures on radioactivity in residence
washrooms, tutorials in osmosis, and labs where you have to use all that
frighteningly technical electronic equipment.
But if your plans to save — or destroy — the world are falling on
deaf faculty ears, if your anti-matter gun didn't turn out exactly the way
you planned it would, or if you just want someone to talk to, chances are
a friendly chat with the science undergraduate society will do you a
world of good.
Appearing en masse 12:30 Thursday in SUB 105B the SUS has much
to offer the up-and-coming technocrat, including a place to air
grievances, a chance to get to know people if you've been so involved in
your biology lab you're beginning to carry on conversations with the
paramoecia, and the safety one usually finds in numbers.
Remember, birds of a sweater should stick together.
Safeway is one of the largest
purchasers of all these products
and refuses to replace them on its
shelves with non-boycotted
Safeway also has owned a virtual
monopoly in western Canada in the
food-retailing industry and has
been charged with monopoly
practices in Edmonton and
Calgary for the period of 1965-1972.
As a compromise between the
Albertan prosecutors and Safeway,
the monopoly charges were
dropped and Safeway promised to
obey the court orders. The court
orders prevented Safeway from
continuing its "market-
saturation" advertising and
prohibited it from making leases
that prevent competitors from
opening stores in Safeway's
Under the terms of the court
order, Safeway will not be able to
expand any of its grocery stores in
Calgary or Edmonton for 3-1/2
years and during that time, can
open only one new store in each
The boycott committee points
out, however, that Safeway still
remains without any competition
in the two cities — even from all
the competitors combined.
Economics professor Charles
Nunn at the University of Alberta
called "naive" any assumption
that the court order would lead to
any competition in the food industry in Alberta.
The boycott committee plans to
picket Safeway on a hit and run
basis. So far the impact of the
boycott has been considerably*
greater than the impact of the
court. Twenty per cent of the cars
entering Safeway parking lots
have turned back when informed of
the boycott.
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Page 3
Students meet on Bremer plans
By JAKE van der KAMP
A convention of B.C. university
students to form a common brief to
John Bremer's task force on post-
secondary education came to some
agreements but no definite
proposals last Saturday at UBC.
The convention, sponsored by the
graduate students association,
consisted of representatives from
the Alma Mater Society, the GSA,
Simon Fraser University, Notre
Dame University, the women's
action group and the Association of
University and College Employees.
Bremer was also invited but in a
letter to the GSA said he had no
comments to make until the task
force had completed the initial
phase of its work sometime later
this year.
He also asked the GSA not to hold
a convention until that time.
AMS external affairs officer
Bonnie Long, a member of the
student task force, was present.
However, she left at the request of
the delegates because they felt her
presence might hamper the
GSA co-ordinator Lid Kellas said
she was not satisfied with the
proposals Bremer has so far made.
"Bremer initially hoped to have
an amended Universities Act
ready for presentation to the
provincial legislature this fall, but
he is now aiming for the fall of
1974," she said.
"Bremer's own thoughts, which
he is careful to explain, are not
necessarily what the task force will
arrive at."
The government must be
assured universities will wisely
spend the money allocated to them
but the universities must have
some measure of academic
freedom, Kellas said.
"Bremer sees the solution to this
problem in the creation or
strengthening of a body between
government and the universities. "This inter-body as he
puts it would be a group of seven or
so people with university (administration) presidents as ex-
office members.
Senates are currently unwieldly
and have an unclear task as far as
Bremer is concerned, Kellas said.
"Bremer feels students should
be given only token representation
on senates and no representation
on boards of governors because of
their short tenure as members of
the university community," she
"Bremer wants student input
only as a sort of 'mini-senate'
where questions of curriculum and
tenure could be discussed."
Kellas called this a classic
manouevre whereby students
would only be able to deal with
small grievances, but would have
no say on the broad goals of the
university or of society.
"Bremer also does not want to
see the university staff on
governing bodies," she said.
' 'When it was pointed out that the
university would fall apart without
the labor of the staff, Bremer
declared that he found the
argument 'unconvincing'."
Representatives of the women's
action group said their experience
with Bremer had been unimpressive.
"He has already contradicted
himself on . his stand about
representation of women on
university  governing   bodies,"
group spokeswoman Mary Kasper
"His own ideas do not bear much
relation to the ideal of improving
the position of women in the
"The women's group was told by
Bremer to go to the educational
resources institute at UBC for help
in preparing a brief. Upon arriving
at the institute they were told that
Bremer sent people there to get
them off his back," she said.
It was recommended they attempt to get the BCASU to send
delegates to a future convention.
COLORFUL, BRIGHT PIT waits for installation of air conditioning
controls and patrons in its new location in SUB basement. Installation
of controls was stalled by strike of international union against four
international companies. Company has formed a fifth company which
—peter cummings photo
will install the equipment. John Wilson, Alma Mater society treasurer,
says the Pit will be open in November, not in September as originally
Elusive quorum haunts MUS
The music undergraduate
society failed to get a quorum
Thursday in its attempt to write a
new constitution realigning
distribution of power on their MUS
Only 70 students attended a
general meeting when a quorum of
100 was needed.
The MUS council wants a new
constitution to replace the present
one written in March, 1972, which
they   maintain   is   not   specific
How do you castrate flies?
Genetic mutations may one day be the answer to
pest control.
In a lecture Wednesday, Malcolm Fritz-Earl of
UBC's Zoology department reported his success in
experimentally breeding fruit flies and other insects.
Through the rearrangement of their chromosomes,
they can be made partially sterile or no longer the
carriers of contagious diseases such as malaria, he
"If we could replace an entire bug population with
hybrids, we could effectively control population
growth," Fitz-Earl said.
"In the Okanagan valley, numbers of certain
damaging insects could be reduced to an acceptable
Reduced, not eliminated?
Said Fitz-Earl: "It is undesirable to eradicate a
species entirely because it plays an important role in
the food chain."
Blackflies and yes, even mosquitoes are necessary
as food for other species.
The breeding techniques could also be used in the
purification of a strain that has become immune to a
pesticide. By chromosome rearrangement, the insects can be made susceptible once again.
Some of the mutants that Fitz-Earl has produced
can be affected by temperature changes. The insects
are exposed to extreme temperatures early in their
A later temperature change, such as the heat of
summer will paralyze and kill the adults. Candidates
for this treatment are a genus of wasps, the onion root
fly and the common house fly.
By replacing the normal population in spring with
the mutants prepared in the lab, the population in
summer would be greatly decreased.
Several techniques have been used to combat
insect pests in the past. Insecticides, introduction of
natural enemies and bacterial and viral pathogens
have been tried.
Since 1930, sterilization by various means —
chemicals, radiation — has been in use. However,
sterilization techniques are costly and not a hundred
per cent effective.
"Our aim is not to control, but development of
general techniques that could later be used in the
control of agricultural pests and insects such as the
tse-tse fly," Fritz-Earl said.
enough in its distribution of power.
They want to set up a council
with less people but which better
spreads the power and encompasses more student matters.
There are currently 10 members
on the council — four executive
members, two members-at-large
(all elected), and four appointed as
chairmen of student committees.
Anyone may volunteer for these
At the same time, they hope to
improve communication between
faculty and students. According to
MUS secretary-treasurer Helen
Cruikshank, rumors are prevalent
but are never substantiated nor
She said it is next to impossible
to meet with department head D.
M. McCorkle.
One student sits on every
departmental committee, but not
on the sub-committees which are
responsible for tenure and admission standards. One student
also attends faculty meetings.
Cruikshank said they have not
yet gained the support of first year
students. Also, due to the nature of
their studies, music students tend
to ignore departmental problems
— as long as they can practise,
they are satisfied, she said.
She pointed out students
unhappy about the lack of
portunity to give recitals,
recital hall is completely booked
and most students do not have the
chance to perform as often as they
Cruikshank said the MUS council
wants to investigate the possibility
of becoming a more established
body. One thing they are interested
in is handling their own book
needs, rather than depending on
the book-store.
Cruikshank said she is going to
speak to John Wilson, Alma Mater
Society treasurer, about what she
feels in the unrealistic quorum.
There are only 300 students in the
music department.
This means one-third of the
students are needed to establish a
quorum, as opposed to the AMS
constitution quorum requirement
of 20 per cent. The present MUS
constitution specifies 100 as the
She also blamed the poor turnout
on the fact that it was the beginning of the long weekend, and that
many students have rehearsals at
lunch time.
The MUS will hold another
general meeting next week in an
attempt to gain a quorum. Page 4
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Beach ball
On one side are the players from Swan Wooster. On the other side
are members from the community, citizens from the committee for
the preservation of wreck beach, save the beach committee or the
free beach defense fund.
Swan Wooster throws the ball across Towers Beach. The ball is
their plan to fill in 3100 feet of beach area around the Point Grey
Swan Wooster's ball is sand and gravel fill on the beach to a
height exceeding high tide elevation. As a measure to prevent
erosion, the plan is dubious. As a means to destroying a natural area,
it is a certainty.
The ball sails through the air, towards the citizens groups. UBC
tries to intercept the ball, but not very vigorously.
Now the community has the ball. They want no part of it. Playing
with swan Wooster's ball is a losing proposition. Quickly the ball
rockets back from where it came.
UBC strains a little to get the ball this time as well. But only a
little. Getting into the game when the ball is going back to Swan
Wooster is not what they have in mind.
So on the game goes. But why?
UBC has to protect a player of theirs. He is the Museum of Man,
to be built overlooking "one of the most impressive sites in Vancouver", along the Point Grey cliffs.
The museum represents a $2.5 million investment on the part of
the federal government. Furthermore, it is to house more than $10
million worth of anthropological art work.
UBC is intent on keeping this monument on university grounds.
Rumblings have been made that it should be moved downtown, and
completely avoid the erosion problem. But such talk is anathema to
the administration.
If UBC loudly endorses the Swan Wooster plan, is it not possible
that the federal government might thick twice about its investment?
Or apply some pressure perhaps that the site be changed — perhaps
to downtown Vancouver.
Yet if things continue on as planned, the Swan Wooster plan is
the only concrete step being taken to prevent erosion of the cliffs.
Studies say that the site is safe, but UBC can never be too sure.
If UBC catches Swan Wooster's ball, it may jeopardize their
funding. But if UBC catches the other team's pitch, they might see
their museum slide into the sea. i
The straight dope on
the Straight dopes
Why don't we like the Georgia Straight?
I suppose at least some people are
wondering why the Georgia Straight's
attempts to distribute free on the UBC
campus were halted by the Alma Mater
Society Thursday.
We'll try to explain it as best we can.
First forget Straight owner Don
McLeod's standard crap about censorship —
the AMS is perfectly willing to let the
Straight distribute on campus as long as they
charge the standard downtown price.
But what the AMS won't do (and what
we support them in) is let them make a
quick buck exploiting students.
How could the Straight make money
distributing free when they weren't making
it selling it at 25 cents a copy.
Capitalism, old friend, something Dan
McLeod knows a lot about.
As almost everyone knows, newspapers
make most their money through advertising.
It's the same for the Vancouver Sun, the
Province, The Ubyssey and the Georgia
And by distributing free to UBC's
20,000 students plus roughly 16,000
students at other lower mainland colleges
and universities McLeod was increasing
six-fold the potential audience of his paper.
Any newspaper publisher who can go to
his advertisers and honestly make that claim
is going to get one whopping increase in
purchased space. So much in fact that he'll
be able to give away 2/3 of his press run and
still make a profit.
So much for Dan McLeod's great service
to the students of UBC.
Now keep in mind that there is only so
much advertising around in the big pool and
if somebody gets a bunch somebody else
loses a bunch.
There is an even more limited youth
advertising market, something both the
Straight and The Ubyssey compete for.
Why shouldn't the Straight be able to
use this current plot to grab a share of that
Because quite simply again, they make
money on it and we don't
The Ubyssey is a campus service
published by the Alma Mater Society.
Students pay $34 in AMS fees and an
additional  $428  in university fees.
The Ubyssey loses money every year
and has to be subsidized by a chunk of
student fees.
If the Straight gets our advertising then
we'll lose a lot more money (60 per cent of
our budget is advertising) so you'd have to
subsidize The Ubyssey more or the service
would be cut.
Yet a Wednesday opinion poll indicated
students would prefer us to be maintained at
three times a week.
Also the Straight would make a profit
off this scheme. They are a salary-paying
capitalist enterprise. The Ubyssey is
produced entirely by.volunteer help as a
service for the students of UBC.
That's why we think McLeod shouldn't
be allowed to use the privilege of
distributing out here to pick your pocket.
And get rid of the notion that this is a
simple confrontation between the UBC
Alma Mater Society and the Georgia
The AMS has the backing of every other
Lower Mainland student union and it is
expected to gain the same support from the
B.C. Association of Student Unions and the
National Union of Students.
Every campus has a student subsidized
newspaper which would be ruined by
anyone trying the Straight's tactics.
Dan McLeod will probably start a
campaign to paint the AMS as the 1970's
answer to Tom Campbell.
Ironically his tactics and his whole
paper are hopelessly mired in the petty
confrontation of the previous decade.
Jake van der Kamp, I hope does
not represent the best of the attributes of reporting which your
newspaper abides by.
Their (sic) is no such person as a
co-chairman of the Gage residence
association or anyone called Patte
Pachet. Their (sic) is a liaison
commitee (sic) for the Gage
complex which is the representative for the students on policy
effecting them in Gage. Patte has
another name similar to Pachet
but then I suppose what was most
important to Jake was quantity
and a hot front page story.
Besides spelling error (sic) and
gross exageration (sic) and
misrespentation (sic) of positions
and that flair to be red hot of the
press, buddling (sic) and full of
controversy there was nothing
wrong with the article.
I do hope that those self-
righteous souls who scream the
collapse of the system because of a
little human kindness to those
deserving and dedicated people
when the opportunity come (sic)
never themself (sic) park in
fauclty (sic) parking spaces, use
their position or charisma to win
them favourable treatment.
If it is a question of principle,
whether anyone should receive
preferential treatment, ever the
idealist must scream in angry
(sic). But the realistic (sic) must
recognize that life may  at  time
(sic)   make equality  unkind and
Are we all brothers, then let the
Scarfe (sic) receive the winds of
fortune when they blow. If island,
let us shoot the M.F.'ers.
Let he who is without error be the
first to throw the stone.
gage student
As the number of 'sics' in your
letter indicates, there were many
spelling errors in the version we,
received. You should be careful
about where you toss that first
The name  misspellings  in  the
story occurred during the printing
stages of the paper and were not
the reporter's fault — they were
the copy editor's fault.—Eds.
I have recently paid my third
annual $26 fee to the graduate
student association. For the three-
year total of $78 I have only the
knowledge that I have subsidized
an elitist organization which I can
not support in principle but am
forced to join. The GSA offers little
more than the opportunity to walk
OCTOBER 5, 1973
Published    Tuesdays,   Thursdays   and   Fridays   throughout   the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the writer and not of the AMS
or the  university  administration.   Member,  Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and  review. The  Ubyssey's editorial offices are located in room
241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial  departments, 228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; advertising,
Co-editors: Vaughn Palmer, Michael Sasges
Mike Sasges and Vaughn Palmer refused to comment. Gary Coull was
adamant, Lesley Kruger was curt, and Mark Buckshon sealed his typewriter
with epoxy glue. Laureen Gunning, Jake van der Kamp, and Dru Spencer
shoved copy paper into Allan Doree's mouth. Linda Hossie, Jean Clarke,
Tom Barnes and Peter Leibeck blamed the whole thing on Ken Dodd, who
says he wasn't there, while Rick Lymer and Don Hubbert sat crying in the
chapel. » Friday, October 5,  1973
Page 5
to   the   farthest   corner   of   the
campus and view our beautiful gift
— a mortgage of $500,000 and a
grossly underused building.
In a statement from the GSA
executive they reveal that the
present fee does not even pay the
interest, much less the principle of
the $500,000 mortgage. To solve
this problem they mention that an
increase in the fee seems almost
In a token manner the GSA
executive have admitted that
perhaps the $60 we now pay in
GSA, Alma Mater Society and pool
fees is a bit much but is necessary
for student unity.
Hearing that some grad students
were considering secession from
the AMS, they quickly published a
statement asserting that we are
students first and grad students
second. Next came the referendum
— should we succeed or not?
I guess it never occurred to the
GSA executive that dropping out of
the SSC-GSA is more like what
many of us had in mind.
In a comparison of what we get
from the GSA versus the AMS, the
former looks very bad. I personally
use SUB and some of the athletic
I do not use the grad student
Paying an AMS fee would be fair.
The present situation is absurd
and alternatives abound. The grad
students do not need their own
private building to operate from.
The present GSC could be given
back to whoever owns it or taken
over by the AMS and operated in in
number of ways:
* It could be an exclusive club
for anyone who wants to join and
pay the fee. This should satisfy the
elitist types who use it now.
* It could be a second SUB and
used by all students
* etc., etc., etc.
Come on GSA, pull your heads
out. At least be aware of the issues.
Dale Gregerson
grad   studies
farmer arrested and tortured by
Ubetchan dictator Molo Bom-
basta's thoughtless police.
The misunderstanding that
developed was apparently based
on several forestry students
believing the sign meant I was
giving imported cigars away free
of charge.
Sligo Thonthwark,
arts 3
The students' union and the
Carillon at the University of
Regina is preparing to co-ordinate,
initially a fund in support of
democracy in Chile.
No conditions will be placed on
this money which will be channelled to the forces in Chile which
actively oppose the fascist junta.
We urge all unions and papers to
organize support for people of
Chile. The students' union has
arranged for a bank account for
the funds. Official receipts will be
forwarded to all supporters.
We will keep in touch on
Doug McCorquodale
the Carillon
Bill Wells
student union
I'm writing just to clear up a few\
misunderstandings caused by my
appearance on campus yesterday.
As some of you may have
noticed, there was a rather
distinguished-looking intellectual
sitting in the SUB mall under a red-
and white sign that said "Free
Bjorn Bjornsen".
The intellectual was myself, and
the sign was intended to publicize
the particular cause I have
recently espoused.
As you know Bjorn Bjornsen is
the Norwegian Marxist  chicken-
An open letter to the women's
action group:
Really, when will you women's
action types stop being silly.
Has it ever occurred to you that
perhaps more people would consider your point of view seriously if
you tried being more reasonable?
It seems to me that you persistently see all kinds of oppression ,
and malice where there was none
intended. Are you that hard up for
publicity that you need to write
letters like 'Censure' (Ubyssey,
Oct. 2) attacking one of the few
sources of color left on this sterile
campus, which you describe as
being 'so fraught with sexism'.
You sure have a lot of nerve,
Marion, to decry sexism and then,
after your name, put 'women's
action group'. How much more
sexist can you get!
Have you ever investigated the
possibility that maybe some of the
'anti-woman' feelings you complain of are inferred by you, rather
than implied by someone else, and
that your apparent feelings of
frustration are not necessarily
caused by what you first think they
It seems to me that there are a
few things you need badly. One of
which is the ability to laugh a little.
Yaroslav Shumuk
engineering 2
Lefties 2
Many people at this university
are (hopefully) concerned about
various forms of discrimination
against oppressed minority groups
(women, gays, the poor).
After enduring almost four
weeks of daily discomfort due to a
supposedly long outmoded
prejudice against one of the most
ancient minorities (research indicates that the social preference
for dextrality originated in the
Bronze Age), I can only conclude
that more controversial groups
have little hope when even the
existence of left-handed people is
While many studies have yielded
contradictory results, it seems
reasonable to conclude that at least
five to 10 per cent of the population
of a civilized nation such as
Canada, can be expected to be
completely sinistral.
Quite possibly as much of a third
of the population has had sinistral
tendencies only to be suppressed.
Expecting a modest six per cent
of students to sinistral, it would
seem only humane to install at
least a couple of left-handed desks
in most classrooms.
Amazingly this simple, and
surely not unreasonably expensive
course of action has apparently
never occurred to the appropriate
section of the administration
Instead the left-handed student is
condemned to spending all his
hours hunched over a right-handed
This may not seem a burning
issue, however, an administration
unwilling to make such a trivial
expense on behalf of equal rights
for left-handed students can
scarcely be expected to make an
ideological committment to the
liberation of the truly oppressed.
Ann Fischer
science 3
As a graduate in philosophy,
may I make the following observations for the information and
benefit of anyone contemplating or
now taking a philosophy course at
UBC or Simon Fraser University.
While it is in no way publicized or
indicated to those students approaching the department or its
courses both these departments
deal almost exclusively in what is
termed linguistic analysis.
And they embrace the school of
thought known as the British
analytic tradition.
This school deals with the
philosophy of language in almost
every course, irrespective of the
overt subject matter, because it is
held that there are few
philosophical problems and that
those that arise are seen to be due
to improper use of language or
logic. (You will observe the logic
courses, mandatory for major
In a sense this philosophy is
basically semantics, and perhaps
there is good work being done in
this field. However, it is already
being done in the department of
linguistics, which is the proper
For a most revealing study of
linguistic analysis as philosophy,
the student must obtain and read
the excellent a Words and Things
by Ernest Gellner. (Penguin
books, 1959).
In it Gellner points out that the
entire subject is much ado about
nothing; indeed Bertrand Russell
described the school as 'intellectually arid', writing books
which, H.G. Wells was to claim
'nobody could possibly read'.
There is a reason behind the
prominence of this philosophy at
Canadian universities. First, since
such subjects as life, death and
being are simply not discussed, the
professor does not have to deal
with intellects conceivably more
incisive or agile than his, since he
can always fall back on the
method, which is semantic nitpicking.
An example: The student may
ask, being a bright-eyed and
bushy-tailed freshman, the
question (philosophically
speaking) 'What is death?'.
Wherein the professor replies that
'is' asserts existence, whereas
'death' does the opposite. Such out
of hand dismissal is an insult to
anyone's intelligence, but is the
typical device wed to sidestep the
great traditional themes.
This school of thought has been
in existence for over 50 years, yet
its innocent originator, Wittgenstein, himself concluded his
work with the statement that
..."whereof we do not know,
thereof we should not speak". And
yet his disciples seek to rejuvenate
his corpse. The movement is so
devoid of import that it has not
produced a philosopher of any
repute within its duration; (are
Austin, Frege, Quine, etc.
household words?). This is the true
monument to its failure; which has
been no failure at all.
You see, if you go along with the
game, the rewards can be
fascinating. There is no need to be
an intellectual, contemporary, or
interesting. The method assures
mature thought. The completely
esoteric logical notation in the
books and articles gives the impression of science and
mathematical precision, assuring
that no rank amateur will
penetrate the cloisters.
To further ensure your identity,
be an Englishman, hire only
London people, and hold sberry
and recorder seminars regularly.
This way life in the colonies is a
little more bearable, especially
since a professor can expect a
stipend in excess of $25,000 for
eight months work.
All this would be amusing were it
not so precisely the situation.
People wonder why Eastern
philosophy is in vogue, when in
Western universities this
outrageous mutual admiration
society dominates and denigrates
the finest philosophical tradition of
them all. Did you ever hear of
Nietzsche, Schopenauer, Sartre or
Camus? Heidegger, Husserls,
Perls, Santayana? You will see no
courses in these departments
concerning the works of these men.
The four top men in philosophy at
both UBC and SFU are graduates
of London or Oxford. Is this
patronage? I think so; especially
since I have had senior students at
both universities assert tr.r*t
preference is thus extended to
fellow countrymen and believers.
The budgets of these departments exceeds half a million
dollars a year of public money. I
am suggesting that there is a
continuing violation of both the
public and academic trust happening here, a perverse charade
with imported talent yet.
The culture is alive with
awareness and aggressive young
curiosity — ours is an age of
vibrant inquiry. Let us study the
past masters of western and
eastern culture together; then onto
courses such as consciousness,
identity, futurology, existence,
evolution. I for one am sick of
being the mediocre Canadian
supporting bwana.
Contact the philosophy students
union or phone me at 732-5437. Give
us your support.
Get an education or a job, but at
least ask yourself what you are
doing and trust your own mind.
After all:
"One generation of idiots is
—Oliver Wendell Holmes
Dwight Jones
Sar cdsm
it. a humor column
UBETCHA (UNS) — Visitors to this
capital city will doubtless be startled by
an unusual, if not peculiar, sculpture
looming over the city's teeming business
The 30-foot foot tall marble sculpture,
originally constructed to honor the
Empress Victoria during Ubetcha's long
period of British colonization, was first
reported dominating the capital's skyline
— dwarfing even the presidential
bungalow — on Sept. 3. Subsequent investigation revealed the Empress' head
had been removed and replaced with a
large sphere of elephant dung roughly
molded to represent the features of Molo
Bombasta, the republic's newly-elected
The statue incident is indicative of the
many radical changes in political doctrines and attitudes made in Ubetcha
since Bombasta's incredible rise to
power five weeks ago.
Bombasta, an ex-septic tank inspector
and avowed admirer of Wendell Wilkie,
led an elite corps of sixteen snipers and a
bunny-rabbit in the Aug. 2 overthrow of
the corrupt Dietrich del Lumbago dic
tatorship and the subsequent setting-up
of a proletarian republic with himself as
king. In a remarkably quick half-hour
coup, the Bombastards succeeded in
paralyzing communications, subduing
the infamous, knife-throwing Lumbago
praetoriatand enjoying a quick lunch of
swiss steak and potato salad in the U.S.
embassy executive washroom. Although
British and German news sources report
the massacre of more than 200 innocent
bystanders, the republic's national newsmagazine Ubetcha Life listed a twisted
Daisy air-rifle and a hernia as the only
casualties apparently suffered when a
Bombastard officer mistook a full-grown
male gorilla for the French ambassador.
Holding his first news conference the
following morning, Bombasta announced
an earth-shaking foreign policy which
included the severing of diplomatic
relations with Nova Scotia, declaration of
war against Lebanon, confiscation of all
foreign-owned property in Ubetcha, the
laying of formal claim to half the city of
Milwaukee, and the declaration of the
new republic's status as a great power.
Visibly annoyed when members of the
press giggled and threw change, Bombasta angrily withdrew and refused to
issue any further statements except
those cleared by his newly-appointed
information minister 'Pookie the Bunny',
the rabbit commando who supervised
liaison in the August coup. Pookie told
reporters Bombasta's inspiration for the
appointment came from watching old
Ubetchanese-dubbed reruns of Mister
Viewed as "a rather cruel joke" by
arch-conservatives, denounced as "an
insufferable boor" by religious leaders
(gorilla worship is the national religion)
and described as "a chance of a lifetime"
by Trotskyists, Bombasta has succeeded,
where his predecessor failed, in
alienating every political faction in the
Bombasta's notoriety among the
country's intellectuals is not undeserved.
Last week, the capital city's only public
library, including a priceless near-
complete edition of the Golden Book
Encyclopedia, was ransacked by police
officials on the grounds Ubetcha was
suffering from a papier mache shortage.
The hand-picked Ubetcha cabinet,
consisting of his original 17 guerilla
followers and an ITT executive1; has
nevertheless dazzled all Ubetchans with
startling new domestic policies.
Harshest criticism has been directed
toward Bombasta's recent decision to
disenfranchise and deport Ubetchans of
Scandinavian descent.
Government sources indicate the
decision was reached after several
arrests of large bands of Norwegian and
Swedish terrorists plotting to assassinate
Bombasta with a large frozen Cornish
game hen.
But Associated Press sources reveal
Bombasta's feud with the Scandinavians
dates back to Aug. 23 when he was denied
use of the local Sons of Norway convention hall for his inaugural ball.
But the most prominent developm.ent
has been the formation of a comprehensive medical program declaring
cholera a national sport, and most important, a proposed plan to instruct
school children to wash their hands
before they go to the bathroom rather
than after, which is the conventional
Pookie the Bunny, speaking before a
parent-teacher organizational meeting
on this proposal, quoted Bombasta as
saying "an ounce of prevention be worth
a pound of poo-poo, yes, no, ha-ha." Page 6
Friday, October 5,  1973
Boycott — of mice and lions
from The Varsity
Major outbursts of violence on
United Farmworker picket lines in
California have led UFW
organizers to call off the strike and
to send 570 farmworkers to 63
North American cities to
spearhead a renewed grape and
lettuce boycott against supermarket chains.
Since the UFW struck July 29,
1973, two union members have
been murdered, nine others injured in bursts of gunfire, and
hundreds beaten and hospitalized.
Inequities in the administration of
the law have been common. Over
5,000 workers were arrested for
breaking an injuction restricting
the use of a bull horn to one hour a
day, and allowing only one picket
every 100 feet.
In Fresno County, while 800
farmworkers and clergymen were
being held in jail on $1550 bail, a
grower who tried to run over some
picketers with a truck was freed on
his own recognizance.
The district attorney in Kern
County reduced charges against
Teamster strike-breakers varying
from a felony — assault with a
deadly weapon, to a misdemeanor
— disturbing the peace.
Thirty-one UFW members
recently arrived in Toronto, including noted boycott leaders
Marshall and Jessica Ganz, and
were welcomed by over 100 people
at the Bathurst Street, United
Church. UFW organizer, Lupe
G'amboa, sent ahead a month ago
to prepare for the farmworkers'
arrival, asked for support from the
Toronto community.
Ganz met with student council
members and U of T students to
begin an information campaign
and boycott committee on the
Ganz explained that strikes
began when grape growers signed
"sweetheart contracts" with the
Teamsters.  The  UFW   had held
three year contracts with growers,
won after a lengthy boycott.
These "sweetheart contracts
effeictively exclude the UFW from
bargaining procedures. UFW
organizers claim these "back door
deals" deny farm workers their
choice of union by election, and
bring back the hated labor-
contractor system of hiring, in
which a middle man take a 10-20
per 'cent cut from the workers'
wages. They would also result in
lower wages for farmworkers, the
UFW argues, remove pesticide
protection previously won by the
UFW, and destroy the workers'
medical plan.
Other benefits won by the UFW
in their contracts include a child
labor ban, rest breaks, a limit on
hours of work, toilet and cool
drinking water in the fields,
protective garments, seniority and
job security, and the right to have
an elected ranch committee enforce the contracts.
"We have fought for these basic
necessities, and we are in danger
of losing them," continued Jessica
"People have suffered long
enough. People have sacrificed
long enough. And the people will
get the contracts," she said.
In a special Farmworkers' Issue
of the International Teamster's
Magazine, (March 1973) the
Teamsters claim they can better
represent the farmworkers than
the "activist troublemakers (who
are) confusing the buying public by
promoting boycotts union-grown
and harvested crops". These activists are using the farmworkers
as pawns, claim the Teamsters,
because only the Teamsters with
their greater power, strength and
status can win these rights for the
Incidentally, this same issue also
features a letter to Frank Fitz-
simmons, general president of the
Teamsters, from Richard Nixon,
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"following their conscience and
supporting our men in Vietnam
and our Nation's committment."
Another interesting political
connection of the Teamsters is
discussed in a Los Angeles Times
article, (June 1, 1973) entitled
Nixon, the Teamsters and the
Mafia, which revealed that 40 days
of FBI wiretapping exposed a
Mafia plan to use $8 million in
Teamster welfare funds.
AFL-CIO president George
Meany in an August news conference described the action of the
Teamsters as being "just about the
worst thing that has happened in
my lifetime from a trade union
point of view." The AFL-CIO has
pledged $1.6 million to the UFW in
their present fight, in addition to
$2.5 million which was given in the
first five years of the struggle.
Since the three years of successful union contracts between
the UFW and the growers ran out
last July, the seesaw for new
contracts has swung between the
UFW and the Teamsters.
The Teamsters signed contracts
Aug. 9 with 30 Delano area
growers, through agent James
The Delano growers control 40
per cent of the entire grape harvest. The following day, Cesar
Chavez walked out of the Teamsters' Western Conference
negotiating session, declaring that
since the Teamsters had already
signed contracts with the growers
the teamsters were not in a
position to negotiate with the UFW
grape harvesters.
The same day William Grami,
Director of Organizing for the
Western Conference, immediately
repudiated the Teamster contracts, saying Smith had acted
contrary to directives from
headquarters.. Einar Mohn,
Director of the Western Conference, and Frank Fitzsimmons,
also declared their opposition to
these  contracts   in   a   statement
from Washington, D.C. The
growers, however, are still trying
to hold the Teamsters to their
contracts, because of their interest
in breaking the UFW.
The UGW is also seeking to
represent lettuce workers who
have been threatened by Teamster
takeover. Nearly 200 lettuce
contracts were signed in July 1970,
between the Teamsters and lettuce
growers in California's Salinas,
Santa Maria, and Imperial
Valleys. However, Teamster Einar
Mohn announced in a Los Angeles
Times interview in April, "I do
believe it will be a couple of years
before farmworkers will be able to
take any real part in membership
Lettuce workers now fear exclusion from all decision making
under the Teamsters. Consequently, Chavez led about 6,000
workers in a strike in Salinas
Valley on August 24, 1970. As a
result, three lettuce growers in
Salinas D'Arrigo Brothers, Fresh-
pict   (Purex),   and   Interharvest
(United Fruit) cancelled their
Teamsters contracts, held elections for their workers, and signed
new contracts with the UFW. The
failure of the growers to uphold
these led to the continuation of the
present lettuce boycott.
A major issue is the lack of legal
protection for American
agricultural workers. Marc
Zwelling, author of The
Strikebreakers explained that this
is not only an American problem
since farmworkers are not covered
in Canadian labour legislation.
Sugar beet farmers in Alberta
have encountered difficulties attempting to unionize. In fact, the
definition of farmworker is often
stretched to deny workers
collective bargaining rights.
One such example occurred in
Ontario in 1969 where Cedarvale
Nursery Workers tried to organize
a union. Michael J. Riley, administrator of Local 183, Laborers
International Union, reported that
40 or 50 workers were affected.
Focus: Watergate
NEW YORK (CUP-LNS) — The National Lawyers Guild, an
organization of lawyers and legal workers, has prepared a people's
lawsuit to set aside the results of the 1972 U.S. election.
Explaining that the "lawsuit provides an excellent opportunity to
bring the causes and effects of the whole Watergate affair into focus,"
the guild has based the case on the charge that the 1972 election was
"fraudulent, unlawful and unconstitutional".
The case details crimes including obstruction of justice, perjury,
violation of civil rights and explains that "the purpose and effect of
these activities was to destroy the possibility of free and open elections".
According to the guild, local Committees to Set Aside the 1972
Election have already been set up. The local groups will co-ordinate
such things as teach-ins on wages, inflation, profits and Watergate.
They will also campaign to force local governments to become plaintiffs
in the suit.
Any person or organization can become a plaintiff in the case "since
it was all of us who were deprived of the ability to make a real choice
based on the truth". The guild hopes that through the lawsuit they will
be able to involve thousands of people in political activity.
The Government
of Canada
Careers for Graduates
General Administration
Personnel Administration
Financial Administration
Foreign Service
Annual Qualifying Examinations:
Candidates for Administration must
write the General Intelligence Test
on Wednesday, October 17, at 7:00 pm.
Candidates for Foreign Service must
write both the General Intelligence
Test on October 17, and the Foreign
Services Objective Test and Essay
on Thursday, October 18, at 7:00 pm.
Pre-registration Essential
Applicants must contact their
Placement Office by October 12.  Opera
National Chinese Opera
When you get right down to it, Western actors are
incapable of doing anything other than talking. A few
hours of dialogue interspersed with a bit of movement
is discussed as "drama of significance." Our serious
theatre is so sociology-psychology-philosophy centered
that it begins to acquire, as Ionesco claims, all the
charms of a night school course.
Not so with the Chinese Theatre. When they first
appeared in Paris in 1955, the reviewers called it
"stupifying perfection," and "the finest spectacle in
the world," and "one of the most perfect forms of
theatre anywhere." This is a theatre in which the
stress is upon spectacle, often to the detriment of
On Friday October 5 and Sunday October 7, at 8:30
p.m. in the Queen Elizabeth theatre, David Y. H. Lui
presents the 80 member troupe of the National Chinese
Opera Theatre. These performers, selected from
Taiwan's seven permanent professional companies,
will present all the different styles and aspects of the
unique Chinese Opera: drama, singing, dancing,
pantomime, acrobatics and clowning.
There will be a narrator in English to explain the
meanings of movements and symbols.
The visual impact of the Chinese Opera draws
power from the startling contrast between the bright
and gorgeous silk costumes of the actors and a bare
stage on which a few pieces of furniture stand as
symbols. A chair may stand for a mountain or a
judge's court. The actor mounts the chair and steps
down the other side to show he has crossed a mountain.
A horse is represented by a whip with coloured
tassels. When the whip is thrown to the stage, it means
the horse is let loose to graze. An actor holding an oar is
aboard a ship, and an actor standing between two
yellow flags is riding a chariot.
One of the Chinese Theatre's oldest arts is
traditional face-painting, in a dazzling range of colours
and fantastic geometric patterns. The actors must not
deviate from tradition in any manner, for each pattern
and colour, which take as long as four hours to apply,
has a symbolic meaning. Like our own circus clowns,
the actor's soul is written on his face. A white face is
treacherous, a red face is loyal, virtuous and kind
characters, have a blue face.
The Chinese actor is a dancer, singer, speaking
actor and above all, an acrobat. Their virtuosity,
displayed in great leaps, back turns, and flips through
a maze of whirling bodies and banners, is one of the
aspects of Chinese theatre which has attracted the
most attention in the West. It was felt in early China
that dialogue was insufficient to arouse the interest of
the audience, so songs were introduced. Later even the
songs no longer satisfied the audience so the dance was
developed, and this is the source of the Chinese
Theatre. The acrobatics are a late innovation, involving long spears and big swords.
These seemingly dangerous stunts, requiring
precise timing, must be performed in accord with the
music, an essential part of the performance. The
clanging gongs, rattling drums, piercing violin and
falsetto soprano voice of the singing actor regulate the
martial arts into choreography, and control the atmosphere of the play.
The pheasant feathers, up to seven feet long, on the
helmet of the actor indicates he is robber chieftain or a
general. A special method of dancing with feathers
developed: a large circular motion with the head
means anger or determination, and holding the feather
tips between the teeth indicates a bold plan.
Watch the actors climb invisible stairs, ride invisible horses on slippery streets, or laugh twenty
different ways. An actor with a banner walking in a
circle means an army of twenty thousand men marching a long distance. With the proper execution, an
actor herding an imaginary group of chickens into a
pen can cause the involved audience to actually believe
they hear the cackling.
This appeal to the senses is not just for amusement.
The fundamental concept of Chinese drama is to expand the meaning of life through thought and reflection, which is why so many actions are symbolic and so
few properties are real. The moral, based on Con-
fucious, is important and prominent, embodying love,
loyalty and peace.
The artists of the National Chinese Opera Theatre
have spent many years mastering the many skills for
this art form. Do yourself a favour. Don't miss it. You
may agree with Antonin Artaud that our theatre "is a
theatre of idiots, grammarians, grocers and madmen,
i.e. Occidentals."
Half price for UBC students on Friday, Oct. 5, 8:30
p.m. in the expensive seats.
Knockout performance
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon
Marigolds; directed by Paul Newman, starring Joanne
Woodward, Nell Potts and Roberta Wallach; at the
Odeon Downtown.
re-evaluation of the tired old American Dream
Prior to Love Story, the Herman Hesse revival and
J.L. Seagull, the word poignant had, I think, an entirely
different meaning. It wasn't confined to book-jacket
blurbs; it didn't mean mawkish sentimentality, and it
didn't carry with it the seeds of some new pop religion.
It meant touching, perhaps, but in a pointed sort of
way; maybe it even implied pricking one into thinking.
Moon Marigolds is poignant in that other sense of the
word. It avoids the maudlin completely (although
there are a couple of near misses) through both its
realism and its sense of the fine line between comedy
and horror.
Joanne Woodward is Beatrice, widowed mother of
two, who bitches, blunders and tears her way through
her bleak "half-life". (The film was made in one of
those anonymous American cities, the kind that have a
wrong side of the tracks in which a person can get lost
for a lifetime. Things generally don't grow very well
there, birds don't sing, the houses don't have much
paint.) When she was in high school, the other kids
called her "Betty the Loon"; in middleage she's still
playing the class clown.
Tough, frowsy and funny, "a real kick in the ass":
Woodward practically turns the picture into a one-
woman show. She is so good that she forces a small re-
evaluation of the tired old American Dream. While she
is a stumbling example of every way in which that
vision has turned sour, she has so much strength, and
so much implicit unreasoning faith in her crackpot
schemes to better her lot, that the original humanity of
that Dream shines through. The secret sex goddess in
the mirror is mistaken, understandably, for a whore in
public, but the goddess is there, somewhere.
Roberta Wallach, who plays the elder daughter
Ruth, makes a great 14-year-old Ail-American gum-
cracking cheerleader, and Nell Potts (the Newmans'
real-life daughter) does a fine job as the younger
daughter Matilda, a shy intellectual who is really too
good to be true. Newman is a quiet director, no tricks,
very realistic and straightforward; he doesn't call
attention to himself at all except for an unnerving habit
of lingering on his daughter's eyes, which are exact
replicas of his own.
But more about Woodward: in her tiniest
movement, tossing a cigarette butt or flicking a wrist,
or in her most theatrical gestures, she completely
dominates the film, even when she's not on screen. It's
a knockout performance, beautifully balanced and
supported; an ultimately optimistic movie that makes
Gordon Montador
upright and mischievous character
Malcolm McDowell
Runs Out of Luck
O' Lucky Man is so much like Clockwork Orange that
it verges on outright plagarism. So blatant is it I can
only surmise that it was done deliberately. In other
words, the director, Lindsay Anderson, wanted to
answer Kubrick's film. A very poor response it is at
that. The film is a confusing, at times incomprehensible, boring, bullshit hodgepodge.
Malcolm McDowell is the greedy Mick. He is a super-
salesman for Imperial coffee. He wants to be a success! Off he goes armed with his coffee beans. He runs
into corrupted bullies in the police force and is kidnapped by nasties in the army. He is tortured. He
escapes. Then, beaten and depressed from his ordeal,
he encounters a church in early morn. Though
somehow reminiscent of an Alpine cigarette commercial it is an uplifting experience for him. He's off to
London again, hitching. He's picked up by a doctor who
wants to experiment on him. Always the capitalist,
McDowell signs away rights to body and soul for 150
pounds. However, he discovers/in a scene that reduced
me to pit nausea, that the experiments are a bit more
than he bargained for. He escapes again. A band of
musicians help him. With them is Patricia. Through
her Mick meets her insane father, who is a wealthy
industrialist. Success at last, until McDowell is framed
and imprisoned, punished because he is so stupid as to
get caught. Out of the penal system he's reformed;
he'll help the poor. But the poor reject him. He applies
for a job in a movie. The director (played by Anderson
himself) singles him out from the line-up and tells him
to stop trying to be a success and just be.
Anderson uses sensation scenes, not for their ideas
but for their effects. The useless whipping in court, the
sucking in church, the mutation in the hospital. His
film has no warmth. The characters have cold and
unresponsive relationships. There is no growth. McDowell goes through a number of incredible experiences remaining markedly unchanged. Then
suddenly after prison, he is a reformed man, a man
capable of comprehending his soul, capable of smiling.
And what a smile! For in spite of his so-called
enlightenment McDowell still comes across as sadistic
and insensitive. Although this is not Anderson's intention, for unlike Kubrick, he feels that man does have
a soul, there is nothing else to conclude from the film.
It lacks humaneness, and compassion. And yet out of
this wasteland we are to believe in McDowell's
spiritual awakening. No way!
The only good thing about O Lucky   Man is Allen
Price's soundtrack.    Yet one can't help   feeling he
should have saved his talent for a better vehicle.
Joanne Gilbert
Page Friday, 2
Friday, October 5,  1973 '
On Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29 a group
of young people travelling under the name of Shaping
performed an evening of insipid music and inept
sacred dance movements, backed by one baffling
Super-8 film, in the Queen Elizabeth Playhouse.
Shaping, from Los Angeles, was brought to Vancouver by the Institute for the Development of the
Harmonious Human Being, an institution working with
basic Sufic concepts developed for twentieth century
man. In Vancouver, this sponsor group is known as
Sufism is an aesthetic minority of Islam, with a
saintly hierarchy and a need to clothe philosophical
intent in earthly language. Today about 3 per cent of
Moslems are Sufis, who are divided into uncounted
orders and fraternities. Many of these orders are
comprised of fakirs or dervishes (from the Persian
darwish or mendicant), some of whom howl, bark or
whirl to induce the ecstasy in which they believe thev
know God. But Shaping was not a manifestation of
a deep religious experience. This spiritually-oriented
concert was banal and second-rate. Though the
musicians were competent, they could not reach the
energy level required to express their own spirituality,
as does The Mahavishnu Orchestra. Instead, they
relied on a medley of styles, from mechanical rock and
roll, to Nancy Sinatra pap, to Oral Roberts crap.
The insipid lyrics of the unmemorable songs were
equally irritating. "Change your life today/cause
there's somethin' more" and "Close your eyes/Open
your eyes/Life is sleeping/in simple disguise" are two
uninspired samples.
There was an absurd little film. "Not a film in the
normal sense," warned the commentator, "Not just an
entertainment." Loaded with slow motion trickery,
backed by Shaping's funeral music, some creepy guy
went through a series of actions, passing death and
other grotesques, finally to become a little child and
literally see the light. A big sun blossomed in his head.
The idea is plausible in philosophical terms. The
pure light of the sun has always symbolized truth in the
Parsee religion, Persians who followed Zoroaster six
centuries before Christ. Zoroaster (also the name of
the group's drummer) was opposed to the idea of the
deity appearing in human form. The trouble is, most
Parsees live in Bombay, India, where they have no
missionary zeal. They content themselves feeding
their corpses to the vultures on the Towers of Silence
instead of making insignificant home movies.
The dancing was so incredibly bad that no amount
of fantasy could find any merit in couples' ankle-
wobbling, stuttering and boring gestures.
Shakti considers their task to be the preparation of
mankind for the awakening of Spiritual realization.
They claim "by the end of 1975 there will be terrible
disasters to the Spiritual Life of Man. . .the Spirit
cannot survive the disasters. . .until mankind has
resumed a course of world-sanity and peaceful harmony with nature."
With mediocre music and mushy metaphysics, it
will be a while before Shaping reaches that Great
Jukebox in the Sky.
Geoff Hancock
Rock n' Schlock
Rolling Goats
Goat's Head Soup isn't going to make you forget the
genius of Let it Bleed.
There are no Gimmie Shelter's nor Midnight
Rambler's on this album.
On the other hand Goat's Head Soup is reminiscent
of other lightweight stones albums such as Between
the Buttons: nothing spectacular but well-produced,
tight and easy to listen to.
The album avoids the gross over-production of
Exiles on Main Street where a wash of horns, bass and
guitar obscured Mick Jagger's voice.
For a group that has a reputation as shitkickers the
stones have fewer collective balls then any rock group
excepting perhaps Fanny.
Most people remember how they changed the lyrics
of Let's Spend the Night Together to Let's Spend Some
Time Together in order to make it big on the Ed
Sullivan show.
(At about the same time Dylan refused to go on the
Sullivan show because they demanded he sing Blowing
in the Wind instead of the satiric John Birch Society
When they were an established group they again
gave in and allowed London Records to print a plain
white cover on Beggar's Banquet instead of the
proposed dirty bathroom wall.
On Goat's Head Soup they gave into Atlantic
records and changed the title of Starfucker to Star
"We didn't change the lyrics, only the title, says
That's probably only because they weren't asked to.
Despite Goat's Head Soup, the Stones are still the
greatest rock and roll band in the world as their next
tour will again prove.
But in these days of Bette Midler and David Bowie it
would probably be more relevant to be the greatest
boogie-woogie band in the world.
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Page Friday, 3 Selling "total freedom"
The Better Business Bureau had this to say
about The Church of Scientology: "The Church
of Scientology was founded in 1952 by L. Ron
Hubbard, a former science fiction writer. He has
since sold out his interest in the "Church" and
lives on a yacht (The Sea Org) in the
"Many newspaper and magazine articles have
been critical of their methods and the amounts of
money involved in the organization. It can cost
thousands of dollars to reach'clear'( the ultimate
goal of a person involved in Scientology where
one is said to have total freedom)." Also, banks
and loan agencies have reported people seeking
loans up to $5,000 to invest in Scientology."
A week ago Wednesday I attended a "free"
lecture on Scientology and Dianetics at their
regional office at 33rd and Main.
The meeting was scheduled for 7:30 p.m. but, I
arrived around six. As I walked into the
establishment a guy informed me that the girl
beside him had just passed her communications
course, and he started to clap. (He did the same
thing five times while I was there, so the girl was
applauded for her success as many times.) A
receptionist asked me what I wanted and then
told me to sign in. I recorded my name and the
time of my arrival. (Paradoxically, their goal
for patrons is "total, freedom".) While I was
waiting someone asked me if I had read L. Ron
Hubbard's Dianetics. I said that I hadn't but I did
have the book.
The walls inside are plastered with posters of
Hubbard, the founder, and they urge the reader
to buy some of his books. (He has published 40
titles). There is even an advertisement offering
people a "full colour poster of Ron", for only
After five minutes of absorbing all the posters
I was ushered into a cozy little office to talk with
a member of the staff. She was fairly attractive
and always had a coy little grin on her face. I
asked her questions concerning the aims of
Scientology and what benefits I could realize
from it. Her answer, which is typical of the way
all the employees answered questions, was
"What does it mean to you?"
I asked her if Scientology had done anything to
her. She said it made her smarter, more intelligent, and she didn't feel pain. She said if she
was punched in the face she would feel the pain
when she was hit but not after than instant. I
asked her what she would feel if she broke her
leg. "It would hurt when I broke it but, not afterwards," she answered.
I asked her what the "Church's" stand was on
some major issues:
Homosexuality — "We had some gays come in
and we even helped some of them." Helped them
to become heterosexual? "Yes."
Drugs — "We don't believe a person needs drugs
or alcohol." (They all appeared to smoke
After 40 minutes of questions, and no real
answers, I was asked if I would like to talk with
someone else. I moved over to another part of the
office and started to talk with a guy. He answered the questions with the same Socratese as
the girl had, but he seemed to be more clever —
or, at least he had a better vocabulary.
We debated for a while until I reminded him I
would be late for the lecture. That didn't matter
to him, I was the only one there! He started
As it turned out, I was sitting beside the
"lecture hall". It consisted of three rows of three
chairs with a blackboard at the front.
The fellow I was talking with started the
lecture by defining Scientology: "Latin, Scio,
knowing, plus Greek, Logos, study: Knowing
how to know"; and Dianetics: "Greek;
dianoetikos, through mind, through thought." He
than went on to show me what "you" are. On the
blackboard he wrote: Spirit-Mind-Body. He said
"you" are the "spirit" and the "mind" is the
bridge of the spirit to the body. This definition
moved me to ask him about the creation of "you"
and its mortality. "You will find out about the
creation" was his answer.
He went on to explain the "Cycle of action",
which may have meant to explain how "you"
happens. He said the classical idea of the cycle
is: Creation-Survival-Destruction. I told him
that seems to be true. Glaring at me he said,
"This is not a truth. This is." Creation-creation
... until either there is "no creation" or there is a
His mundane example was that of a person
constantly creating a "good leg" until he gets hit*
by a truck, which is a "counter creation against
a good creation". He went on to illustrate that
the "counter-creation" has to be removed before
a person can experience a good leg. In other
words, the bad leg blocks any effect of good leg
creation. The lecturer said a person has to
realize this and "get it out." (The "Church's"
reasoning always alluded to some basic
Freudian theories: The 'good leg-bad leg'
example of "creations" and "counter creations"
seems analogous with the Freudian concept of
traumatic experiences and the need for their
removal through psychoanalysis. The lecturer
said Freud was onto the right idea, but he went
off track by basing everything on sex.)
After the lecturer finished illustrating the
theory of creations etc., two more people came to
the lecture. A man and a woman in their late
thirties were escorted by two employees to two of
the nine seats. And, curiously enough, all of the
other employees began to congregate around the
lecture area. The lecturer began his talk all over
again. It must have been well rehearsed because
he said the same things exactly as he had said
them the first time — even using the same jokes.
Every time the lecturer told a joke he would
follow it with a chuckle. The employees, on cue,
would start to laugh and, in turn, the two new
prospects joined in.
After getting through the last bit about
creation, the lecturer began his sales pitch. He
asked the two newcomers whether or not they
had ever felt like saying something to someone,
sometime, but couldn't. He clarified his point by
asking them if some big guy ever moved them to
say something to his face but they were too
afraid to. Of course, they agreed. He started to
tell them about the "Church's" "Communications" course. He told them that it was
the first course most people take and it would
enable them to express themselves through
communication. The two prospects were totally
overwhelmed with everything they had heard
and they were whisked off to take an aptitude
and intelligence test.
Being a sceptical university student I must
have been considered some sort of gadfly
because they separated me from the other two.
During his second lecture I was repeatedly
asking the lecturer questions. He never really
answered them and, in case the questions raised
any doubts in the newcomers minds, he put down
the idea of university in front of them. He related
a story of a professor (In South Africa) telling
him to learn what he had taught him for the
exam and, after that, to forget about it. By using
this example, the lecturer implied that all
university professors have the same philosophy
about education.
They made one final attempt to induce me to
sign up for a communications course. The lecturer passed me off to another girl who asked me
how I felt about taking the course. Was I ready
for Scientology? She asked me if I had any
problems communicating. I went on at some
length explaining to her how I thought I could
communicate fairly well. She interrupted me in
the middle of a sentence and said gravely, "You
know, communications is a two-way thing and it
involves being able to listen to data without
making any rash judgement on it." This comment raised my ire somewhat and I began to ask
her how I could listen when I was responding to
her questions. This debate went on until a rather
big employee came over and towering above me
told me what was wrong with people like me.
"You people are all the same: All words, no
action. All these people talk about pollution but
nobody gets out and does anything about it."
I asked him if he was implying that I should
"get off my ass?" He said I should perhaps as a
bold attempt to intimidate me into signing up for
a communications course. I stood up and informed him I was "Off my ass." and that I was
going to act. I walked out the door.
'Actions may speak louder than words': true.
But, "The pen is mightier than the sword."
Essentially "The Church of Scientology"
appeals to people who are in need of some help,
be it spiritual, moral, or whatever. They draw
the person into their office and expound the infinite possibilities a person has. They awe the
relatively naive person with esoteric phenomena
by putting it in their own terms.
Basically, what Scientology offers is an
ideology no different from those that religions
offer except, it costs more money than what
people would put in a collection plate at a church.
Scientology seems to deify its founder, L. Ron
Hubbard, but, in reality it makes the patron feel
he has god-like qualities.
There was an article in one of the local dailies
some time ago. It was an article by a person in
England who put down their organization and
ended up with threats on his life and his phone
If the "Church's" activities here are unethical,
but legal, there is nothing much one can do except know how they operate.
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Page  11
—marlse savaria photo
CONTINUING SEDGEWICK LIBRARY SAGA, a physical plant worker calmly chews up cement hoping to
find a solution to one of the many problems plaguing structure since last spring. Perhaps root rot will solve
drainage problems creating runnels for all the water new seeping into Sedgewick.
Food monopoly challenged
— In an effort to fight what they
see as unjustified price increases,
Brock University students are
boycotting Saga food services and
patronizing their own student coop.
i But the co-op's only aim is to hurt
Saga business in the cafeteria.
Students hope to pressure the
company into recognizing the
students' demands and to bargain
in good faith in the future.
Jack Macdonald, Saga food
services campus director, claims
the average summer price increase is only 9.2 per cent and is
Members of the Chineses Underground Chiropractor Revenge
Squad made their presence known
in the Swiss Embassy Tuesday.
The CUCRS' leader, Renaldo
Gojones, a moody, myopic
Castroite, told reporters his
anemic pet tapeworm had escaped
protective custody and might very
well have a hitherto unknown
.venereal disease.
*" "He hasn't had his shots yet,"
said Cojones.
Renaldo Cojones has found his pet
^The former Chinese Un-
Cfergrouncl Chiropractor Revenge
Squad said at a press conference
today he and Amos, his tapeworm,
had kissed, made up, and been
married by a local magistrate.
Amos had earlier been reported
missing when he and Cojones, a
moody, myopic Castroite, had a
0 "This time it's for keeps," Amos
fold newsmen.
"reasonable". However, this is an
aggregate figure and a number of
the increases affecting popular
items — such as milk — have been
considerably higher, ranging up to
37 per cent.
There are also rumors Saga
would cut out unlimited second
helpings in a residence cafeteria,
part of its original agreement. It
has already cut out the promised
Saturday night steak dinners,
claiming they were too expensive.
The student council, passed
three resolutions Sept. 17 aimed at
stopping the Saga rip-offs: Saga
must honor their food contract in
residence, prices must be rolled
back to April 30 levels unless Saga
can justify these increases by
opening their books and a food
committee of proportionate
numbers of students, faculty and
staff must be established to watch
Saga's actions in future.
Saga's method of introducing the
food price increases had been to
gradually raise prices over the
summer when there were few
people around to criticize the
policy — a tactic probably familiar
to UBC students.
When Saga refused to open their
books, saying they were in
California (Saga is an American
based company) plans for a
boycott were put into effect.
On Sept. 27, the co-op was set up
in the main cafeteria. Coffee, milk
and toast were sold for ten cents,
orange juice and donuts for five.
Students were urged to bring their
own lunches.
The first day was successful and
on Sept. 28 it was expanded to full
lunches: a sandwich, cheese and
an apple for 30 cents.
The co-op, although successful,
is not going to be a permanent
alternate service but will be
phased out when Saga meets
student demands.
When Saga came to Brock last
year all the equipment needed was
supplied to them. But even with
space supplied and no debt to pay
off, Saga claims they aren't
making enough money without the
Students however will no longer
tolerate low quality and shrinking
quantities of food.
Why do students at other
Classics shownf
This fall a series of popular films sponsored by Cinema West will be
shown in SUB.
Classics like Bonnie and Clyde, Help, and Ntght of;fhe Living Dead
will be featured as midnight specials in the StfB auditorium at a cost of
75 cents. The dates are as follows: Oct. 12 and 13 Bonnie and Clyde, Nov.
9 and 10 Help and Nov. 23 and 24 Night of the Living Dead";
Either Gimme Shelter or the Pink Floyd Concert in Rome, which
was film3d at the Coloseum may be shown Oct. 26 and 27.
Cinema West is also presenting Polanski's Macbeth Thursday, Nov.
1 and Friday, Nov. 2 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the old auditorium.
For those that may be interested, the students for the legalization of
marijuana (SLM) are sponsoring a film on Thursday, Oct. 18 and
Friday, Oct. 19 in the old auditorium. Reefer Madness is one of those old
sermons warning against the grave dangers of smoking marijuana.
There will be two shows nightly, at 7 and 7:30. The cost is 75 cents.
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Ho hum reaction
on grad fee poll
Friday, October 5,  1973
By JAKE van der KAMP
Grad students have failed in
their fight to win clear of paying
Alma Mater Society fees but many
feel this was to be expected.
In the referendum, 52 per cent of
the students voting wanted to
exempt the grad student
association from paying the $15
AMS building fee. But because
4,100 students were needed to vote
and only 1,700 actually did vote the
results were declared invalid.
"The GSA executive will form a
policy on what to do as a result of
the vote in their next meeting,"
said association co-ordinator Lid
Kellas said she was surprised so
many students voted not to exempt
graduate students from the fee.
Another grad student, Tom
Edwards, grad studies 9 said the
results were what he expected.
"I'm not surprised that an ac
tivity requiring action on the part
of the students was not supported,"
he said.
"Naturally someone who's busy
and has a great deal of work to do
won't be to bothered about this
issue if it's of no great concern to
him or her.
"It's unfair to many, grad
students, though, to ask them to
pay both for AMS services and the
graduate student centre,
especially those who are married
and have children. They rarely use
the facilities yet are asked to pay
the equivalent of the faculty club
fees," he said.
Edwards said he wanted grad
students to have the free choice of
joining the AMS and the GSA.
"I'm confident that if we did
have the free choice most students
would opt to remain in the AMS,"
he said.
Edwards admitted if many grad
students decided not to pay for the
centre the whole financial
arrangement for paying its
mortgage would fall to pieces.
"I'm in favour of opening the
centre to all students," he said.
"We seem to be living by this
Victorian concept that grad
students wearing tweeds and
smoking a pipe stroll lazily around
campus while their immeasurable
juniors, the undergraduates, rush
back and forth wearing their
beanie caps."
"But in reality, as everyone can
see, there is very little difference."
"We could also possibly unload
the centre on some other group or
go into receivership," he said.
"In any case it's ridiculous that
the money we pay hardly covers
the interest on the mortgage."
However, Edwards said he was
too busy to spend much time
looking into possible
Open to all UBC Grads	
A Career in
The Foreign
As a respected member of the world community,
Canada considers it in her national interest to
engage in a broad range of international activites.
These include diplomatic relations, trade activities,
immigration services and the dissemination of
information about Canada. If you want to find out
more about the Foreign Service and other Public
Service careers come to the Public Service
Commission's Briefing Session to be held at:
Hall 2 Instructional Resources Centre
at UBC
October 10,1973, at 7:00 PM
This year the annual University Recruiting written
examinations for the Public Service will be held on
October 17th and 18th. Candidates interested in the
Foreign Service must appear both nights. If you are
unable to attend the Briefing Session, telephone the
Regional Educational Liaison Officer of the Public
Service Commission of Canada at 666-1307 for more
This Competition is open to both men
and women.
Public Service
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Thursday, Oct. 11
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Hot flashes
Tories talk
The 1974 federal election
campaign  has  apparently  begun.
If you're wondered whether all
Tory MP's are cast in the same
scintilating image as Bob "I do so
have a dry wit" Stanfield you'll
get a chance to see next Thursday
when Tory MP's Terry O'Connor
and "Gentleman" George Hees
t   descend on campus.
The two Ontario MP's will join
Vancouver Quadra MP "Smiling"
Bill Clarke in addressing the
Progressive Conservative Club
Thursday noon in SUB club's
The Volunteer Bureau of
Greater Vancouver, a United Way
Service, is currently recruiting
volunteers for many important
community projects.
Students, faculty and staff who
can give a few hours each week to
helping others on an individual
basis can perform various jobs
ranging from tutors, readers,
drivers and general help to
, musicians, visitors, actors and
The House, a drug treatment
centre; the New School, a creative
learning program and the G. F.
Strong Rehabilitation Centre are
only a few projects that require
If you are interested in
volunteering any time call the
bureau at 731-6168 or the
f Burnaby Volunteer Bureau
524-3181, or Contact Speakeasy
in SUB.
Issues to be considered are the
educational system before and
after integration, the effect of the
matriarchal society on native
Indian culture and a general
discussion of the women's
liberation movement and its
influence on native women and
their lives.
The office is committed to
providing information for
low-income bracket women in the
community as well as functioning
as a campus organization.
Any information regarding
their programs can be obtained
from their office in SUB 230.
There is also a small library
available to the general public
containing books and magazines
pertinent to women. Taped
lectures of accreditated Women's
Studies courses given last year are
also available.
The Society for the
Preservation of the Unilateral
Germanaic Dipthong will hold its
inaugural meeting noon Friday in
Buch. 269.
Sponsored by professor
Malcome MacGregarious, the club
will examine the relationship
between the unilateral dipthong
(Germanaic), Archimedes'
principle, the golden age of
Greece ' and Bat Masterson.
Members are welcome.
SUS heavies
Nominations are open for three
science undergraduate society
executive positions for the Oct.
17 SUS elections.
Nominations for the positions
close Oct. 11.
Nomination forms are available
at the SUS office.
Forms should be returned to
box 178, care of the AMS?
Alt, master
Two undergraduate students
are needed to serve on the
president's permanent committee
for the Master Teachers award
Nominations to AMS secretary
George Mapson close Oct. 17.
'Tween classes
A two-part discussion on topics
relating to the contemporary
situation for native Indian women
be sponsored by the Women's
office 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 9
and 16th in the SUB ballroom.
Lunch   meeting, noon grad student
Meeting to arrange rides to Comox
meet noon SUB 216G.
General meeting noon SUB 115.
General meeting noon  International
House lounge.
Meeting   for   all   interested   in
cheerleading noon SUB 111.
"Where Mao goes wrong —a Marxist
view" 8 p.m. 1208 Granville.
General   meeting   noon  SUB   105B.
All gay persons welcome.
Living Waters retreat leaves campus
Lutheran centre 6 p.m.
Practice,     10:30    a.m.-12:30     p.m.
SUB 207-209.
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Four FREE SELF HELP workshops to
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Four one hour sessions on Developing More
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Eight one hour sessions to Improve Your Essay
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A workshop designed to assist you in Finding
and Getting the Job You Want.
Six one hour sessions to discuss attitudes
towards Ourselves and Others in Relationship
to University Achievement.
These free programs are designed to help students develop skills.
All workshops commence the week of October 15th. Sign up now
since limited enrollment.
Sponsored by the Office of Student Services in co-operation with the Dean
of Women's Office and the Faculty of Commerce.
Worship   10:30   a.m.   UST   Chapel,
Library Bid.
Worship, 10 a.m., Lutheran Campus
Eliminations for U. of Wash, regatta
9 a.m. Kitsilano Yacht Club, foot of
Weekly prayer and share time noon
green room, Lutheran campus
centre. All welcome.
Gerald Porter speaking on
Chemistry of the Sun noon
Hennings 200.
Free Film Series on Eastern Civilization noon SUB auditorium.
RATES: Campus - 3 lines, 1 day $1.00; additional lines, 25c;
Commercial - 3 lines, 1 day $1.50; additional lines 35c;
additional days $1.25 & 30c.
Classified ads are not accepted by telephone and are payable in
advance. Deadline is 11:30 a.m., the day before publication.
Publications Office, Room 241 S.U.B., UBC, Van. 8, B.C.
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sociologists. Pre-screening procedure will be used. Deadline
for submitting U.C.P.A. application form Oct. 19/73. Further
information tit your Student
Placement Centre Competition
74-4330. This competition is open
to men ana' women.
AM-FM Stereo receiver. 2 speakers, turntable, base, cover and
cartridge, list $200. Your cost
$125. 2-year parts guarantee.
Call   325-0366   for   savings.	
duction of "No, No. Nanette",
October 13th, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
in SUB Auditorium and October
14th,   7-11  p.m.   in  the  Ballroom.
Special Erenit
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from A.M.S.  office.  gr
Civilization. Every Wm. noon,
12:45 - 1:15. , SUB Auditorium.
Starts  'Wed.,   10th  Oct.	
vate eye, investigates the Bun-
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9, 12:30 in SUR Theatre. Dr.
Bundolo's Pandemonium Medicine   Show —  It's  Free ! ! !
Foreign Service! Come to Public-
Service Commission's Briefing
Session: Hall 2, Instructional
Resources Centre at UBC. Oct.
10, 1973 at 7:00 p.m.	
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THUNDERBIRDS ARE SHOWN  here at a practise session as they
prepare to meet the high-flying University of Saskatchewan Huskies.
We hope that they wil
—marise savaria photos
be in better form at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Should jock bucks be limited
At present, the university is spending about
$150,000 on athletics each year. This does not
include the price of the facilities, equipment,
and coaching.
This is not to say there is waste or a glut of
money laying around.
Indeed, most programs would claim they
are cramped and under financed. The
problem is to determine whether the money
may be justifiably spent. Perhaps it is time to
re-examine the limits sports should grow to.
The Olympics is a good example of un
controlled athletic growth. The ultimate aim
of the event seems to perpetuate the myth of
bigger, better, best.
This is not to imply that the UBC athletic
program is heading in the same direction.
This is written to ask if the program is doing
more than turning out a product which has a
high capitalinput and low return. It has long
been argued that you can't put a price on
knowledge, but is there one on the training of
a sports entertainer?
The reward of sport is usually by the in
dividual and comes unpriced by him or her.
Should it go unpriced by all is the question.
The answer so far has been yes.
Traditionally, the athlete has been revered
for his prowess. Their ability has been the
subject for the daydreams of the race
throughout history. Their ability has always
given out a message of refusing to give in to
limitations. Yet are the steriods, the drugs,
the chemistry race of the large nations to
produce the best pill-poppers the final goal of
bodes ill
Things bode ill for the UBC
football team Saturday.
The University of Saskatchewan
Huskies are unbeaten this year.
Their quarterback, Dave Pickett,
has demolished every defence so
far this season. In the first two»
games of the Huskies season he has
completed 44 of 64 passes for 514
yards and four touchdowns. His
average completion is an excellent
68.7 per cent. Pickett has been
called the best quarterback in the
western league by Manitoba coach
Gary Naylor.
Against this is pitted an offence
that has scored 29 points in regular
season play. If you must ask the
comparison, Saskatchewan has
scored 75 during the same time.
The statistics are with the Huskies
to win in a walk.
With the 'Birds starting quarterback Jim Tarves injured, and
Bob Spindor taking his place, the
offense should look different this
Saturday. Perhaps the change in
form will upset whatever plans the
Huskies are making defensively. It
should be interesting to compare
the performances of the two UBC
The 'Bird defense will have its
work cut out for it. Even the move
of Don Cameron to defensive back-
field may not deter Pickett from
continuing his aerial bombardment. Sal Giacommazza and
Ten Hon Choo, who are tied for the
league lead in interceptions will no
doubt have the opportunity to go
into the lead.
Saturday's game will be a high*
scoring affair in any event. If the
°Birds can pull it off, they'll earn
every minute of it in sweat and
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Page 15
DESPITE REC UBC some students still like sport for fun. Here non-card holders gather for half a football game
-marise savaria photo
Campus star is born
as dental hygiene
beats farm club
You've heard of George Reed? Leon McQuay? Johnny Rodgers?
Forget them all, Linda Senetza has arrived.
Senetza scored two touchdowns for Dental Hygiene Thursday as
they beat the B.C. Lions' UBC farm team 26-0 behind SUB.
During an in-depth interview with the Ubyssey sports department's
color crew, Senetza attributed her blinding speed and great moves to
the toothpaste she uses after breakfast.
The all-star halfback, known as "Boom" to her teammates for the
* way she hits the line, said her success is due to something different she's
doing this year.
"I'm reading the Ubyssey sports page more," she said, "their
expert analysis of the game has really helped me."
Senetza is currently playing out her option with Dental Hygiene and
plans to jump to the NFL next season.
Senetza would like to help Dental Hygiene make the WFC playoffs
before leaving. She also has a chance to win the coveted Rick Lymer
award for the best woman halfback under 5'6" in the CFL.
Field hockey
gears up
The local women's field hockey
league is gearing for its season
opener at Trafalgar Park, 23rd and
Trafalgar, on Oct. 13.
The league plays every Saturday
afternoon, with the Junior Varsity
game starting at 1 p.m. and the
Varsity game at 2:30 p.m.
Food from local beaches
There are many ways to harness
nature and today the topic of
gathering food along Vancouver
beaches will be dealt with.
Rather than a wasteland, a
beach harbors hundreds of
nutritional items overlooked by the
untrained eye. Driftwood is an
excellent   food   source   with   an
1) The Matani of West Africa
played a rugby game using a
human head for a ball.
2) Ed Lamy broad jumped 25
feet, seven inches on ice.
3) J.M.   Barnett  of   Australia
^jumped the rope 11,810 times.
Sports comments
(1). What kind of bush league operation is going on when a football
team travels and plays on the same day?
This kind of stupidity leads to fatigued athletes and that in turn
leads to injuries. Let's see something done about this.
(2.) I wonder what would happen if a bunch of non-Rec UBC types
brought their own basketballs and used the gym? Interesting.
(3). Look for the Huskies to win by three touchdowns Saturday.
(4). Big deal, the Canucks are seven and one. I don't see any points
in the standings. Choke time is still to come.
(5). With all the copy we now have it's inevitable that some stories
get left out or cut down. We're sorry about that rjut we'd rather have too
much than too little.
(6). Got a nice letter from the cricket team thanking us for the type
of coverage we gave them. What the hell, guys. Cricket hasn't been
covered for 20 years. What do you expect? A whole page? Thanks for
thinking of us, anyway, Brinsley.
(7). I hate to say it but some of the jocks on the campus are being
discriminated against. Namely Americans and transfer students. More
on that later.
(8). Why the hell should I have to leave my wallet with the Rec UBC
types when checking our equipment? What's wrong with an AMS or Rec
enchanting taste not unlike a used
charcoal briquet. Smaller driftwood pieces are a delicacy and can
be harvested and stored without
special equipment or license. Stroll
down the beach stooping to pick up
the wood and then place it in a
paper bag.
Ocean rocks are frequently
covered with mussels and barnacles. To take advantage of these
tasty marine creatures, pry off as
many as possible, during low tide,
with a chisel. Not only are they
good, but 5,000 mussels have the
same protein value as two strips of
fried bacon.
Dune grass is sweet and savory.
Its vitamin C content surpasses
that of a spruce twig. It is chewed
in the same manner as commercial
gum. However, dune grass is
poisonous and if swallowed it is
inevitably fatal.
Seagull feathers are often strewn
all over a beach. They are totally
useless as a food source.
It is apparent that survival on a
beach is a simple task. All that is
necessary is a knowledge of what
nature has to offer
Cricketer blasts sports desk
fer lack ef cricket coverage
Dear Don:
m Inasmuch as I have been unable to speak to you, either
personally or on the phone, (Rick Lymer may have informed you that I called in to see you without success on
both Monday, Oct. 1 and Tuesday, Oct. 2, I am addressing
this letter so you may be aware of the current feelings of the
cricketing fraternity of UBC.
I am quite aware of the film used by Steve on Saturday
night, Sept. 30 was ruined, and consequently you were
unable   to   run   any   team   or   presentation-of-trophy
g^iotographs, as promised, in The Ubyssey of Oct. 2. This
situation has been explained to the team members, some of
whom came from out of town specifically because of the
promises, made by you, with regards to coverage of the
awards banquet for the varsity cricket team.
As you may well expect, many of our players are annoyed that no official explanation or apology for the
shortcoming in question has been afforded, nor was any
mention of the article submitted to you on Sept. 19 and
which should have appeared in your Oct. 2 issue of The
#fbyssey;. in keeping with our original request (which incidentally, you verbally agreed to).
In view of the foregoing facts, Don, the cricket players
of the varsity team, (I include myself in that number), feel
that they have been the victims of some practical joke. This
hurts us deeply, especially when one considers the fact that
the cricket team has just recorded a winning season, unlike
many other varsity teams Which get sports coverage for
even their worst performances. (Proof: the performance of
the football team in The Ubyssey Oct. 2).
Is it enough, or even fair, to devote a mere twelve lines,
two inches in width, to a team of students who have brought
a certain amount of glory on the sports field to the
university body as a whole? The answer, one would suggest,
is guite obvious, especially since The Ubyssey is nonfunctional during the months when cricket is played.
In my position as vice-captain of the UBC cricket team,
I am simply asking that my long overdue article of Sept. 19
be published as soon as possible, in its entirety. Perhaps
your next issue (Oct. 4) would be the opportune occasion to
do so. In fact, considering the disappointment already
experienced (late arrival by up to 60 minutes of the
photographer, spoiled photographs, no real cricket report
in The Ubyssey) by me and the whole cricket team, Rick
Lymer's statement "we'll see what we can do" and "if we
have space...", are insufficient and unsatisfactory to me.
and the entire team.
As a matter of fact, you probably wish to reassert your
good intentions by closing my article (of Sept. 19) with the
following list of varsity team members for 1973, in lieu of a
team photograph which, understandably, will not be forthcoming.
UBC varsity team members 1973: Trevor Arnold
(capt.), Peter McDonald, Chris Seecharan, Peter Eglin,
Derek Holdsworth, Tim Yeoman, Al Abclulla, Jerry
Fields, Richard Oakley, Edward Mararaj, Robert Myall,
David Schofield, Steven Pocock, Phil Perry, Terry Hooper,
John Allen, Ted Shipman, and Brinsley Stewart.
In closing, may I say, Don, that I leave this matter in
your hands, secure in the knowledge that it will be speedily
resolved and in the best interests of everyone concerned.
My thanks to you on behalf of the cricketing fraternity
at UBC.
Brinsley Stewart, vice-captain, UBC varsity cricket
team. Page  16
Friday, October 5, 1973
Feds took while natives gave
though the federal government
finances most aspects of their
lives, native people have already
paid for these services. They paid
with the loss of their lands and the
destruction of their culture and
political system, says Art Manuel,
president of the Native Youth
Association (NYA).
In return for what native people
have paid, only a few services are
offered. Manuel says business
interests, not native people, benefit
most from government financing
of native affairs.
Wayne Stonchild, representing
the Native Youth Movement of
Saskatchewan, said government
guidelines promote spending which
does not improve the socioeconomic or political conditions on
the reserves. The government
would "rather see our people on
welfare than holding jobs," he
The occupation of the Department of Indian Affairs offices in
Ottawa last August was designed
to focus public attention on the
struggles of native people and the
inadequacy of government
financial aid, Manuel said. In
particular, Manuel, who was one of
the organizers of the occupation,
wants to bring the James Bay
project, the denial of treaty rights
and Indian land claims to the
public's attention.
The James Bay Project is a
Quebec government-backed,
privately-financed power project,
which includes the damming and
diverting of a number of rivers
flowing into James Bay, being built
in northwestern Quebec. Cree
Indians in that area claim their
homes and lands will be flooded
and the balance of nature will be
upset, resulting in a serious loss of
their hunting livlihood and social
structures. As well they claim they
still have legal right to much of the
Manuel says it is hard for the
area's Crees to understand the
power project and the government
has done little to take the Indians'
culture and life-style into serious
consideration. As the native people
see the danger of the project, they
are resorting to sabotaging
equipment. Manuel says the
sabotage will become much more
militant and organized.
Indians in British Columbia and
the North-West Territories, as well-
as Quebec, are trying to establish
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They want it to be firmly but that which has been their home
established that the treaties were   for centuries.
improperly signed in the first place
and have not been lived up to by the
white man. To the native people,
Indian   spokesmen   claim   the
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Straight on campus. Straight owner Dan McLeod increased his press run
and changed his normal front page to cover campus and please
something they didn't understand, documents made public recently
North-West Territories Indians suggest the federal cabinet con-
have persuaded the court to freeze siders the B.C. Indians' land
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