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The Ubyssey Oct 30, 1975

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Array College students to strike
Students at the Langara campus
of Vancouver Community College
will be asked today to join students
at two other community colleges in
a one-day strike Tuesday to protest
"inadequate" provincial funding.
VCC student council voted
Wednesday to ask Langara
students in a general meeting
today to support the strike at
Capilano College and the Vancouver Vocational Institute.
"We'll urge the students to walk
out." VCC council member
Brendan Boyle said Wednesday.
But he said many students will not
support the walkout because
they're basically apathetic, "they
just want to get through classes."
The WI students plan to march
Tuesday from WI to VCC administration headquarters in the
Royal Bank tower at Burrard and
Hastings. WI is controlled by the
VCC administration.
"What we hope to do is to point
out the contradictions in NDP
education policy," Capilano
College student union president
Bill Bell said in an interview
He said the strike is not intended
to be a disruptive action but is
intended to make the community
conscious of the problems facing
B.C.'s community colleges.
The education department had
promised that the college would
have a "status quo budget" for
1975-76, but "we didn't even get a
status quo budget," said Bell.
Although the college's budget
rose this year by 23 per cent, he
said inflation and rising wages
meant that courses had to be cut
back instead of increased.
"We turned away 1,000 students
this fall," he said. "This college as
Testing . . .
A UBC microbiology grad
student testing SUB cafeteria food
for contamination is changing test
Mark Muller said Wednesday the
changes come as a result of
"gentle criticism" he received
from the provinciaT health
authorities of his methods.
He said he is going to modify his
methods in order to maintain
"I don't want anybody
questioning my integrity." Muller
Muller said the new approach
would not invalidate tests on
samples already taken from SUB
Along with Susan Aikman of the
Boundary health unit, Muller took
food samples from the SUB snack
bar Monday.
Results of those tests are expected in a few days, he said.
a   learning   institution   is   going
The walkouts come amid a
controversy over rising salaries
paid to community college administrators at a time when inflation is forcing up college costs.
Bell said 200 to 300 Capilano
students are currently involved in
organizing Tuesday's strike. There
are approximately 3,000 students
at the college.
Capilano College students will
man information tooths in North
Shore shopping centres and
distribute leaflets to motorists at
the entrance to the Lions' Gate and
Second Narrows bridges.
Students will then march on the
North Vancouver and West Vancouver school board headquarters.
The two school boards provide part
of the college's operating funds.
The demonstration will end that
evening when students will present
a petition to a meeting of Capilano
College Council.
But it is still not known whether
college faculty will support the
Vocational Instructors
Association president  Betsy  Mc-
Vol LVII, No. 22       VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1975
FROM ANY ANGLE, the weather is the shits. Ubyssey photographer Matt King decided the best way to
take rainy day shot Wednesday was to find dry spot and wait for inspiration. Buchanan tower, lofty
recluse of artsy fartsy profs, was high and dry, unlike environment through which those down below have
to struggle.
Quasi cops don't take no shit
A UBC quasi-cop refused Oct.
23 to take an injured student to the
hospital in his van because the
student was dirty, according to a
St. John's ambulance first aid
A traffic and security patrolman
QUASI-COP. . . here's a nice one
was called to Thunderbird Stadium
after agriculture student Augustin
Piedrahita was injured in the
chariot race, the half-time show for
the T-cup football game.
But according to agriculture
undergraduate society
spokespersons and St. John's attendant Danny Wilkinson, the
unidentified patrolman refused to
take Piedrahita to Wesbrook
hospital because the injured
student was "covered in shit."
"He didn't want to mess up the
back of his car," said Wilkinson
Wednesday. Wilkinson was a
member of the St. John's group at
the T-cup game.
UBC vice-president Chuck
Connaghan, who is responsible for
traffic and security, said Wednesday he had not heard of the
incident but is beginning an investigation of the charges immediately
"I would like a copy of the letter
(sent by the agriculture undergraduate society to traffic
supervisor J.H. Kelly), and I will
be investigating the matter,"
Connaghan said.
"I'll begin asking questions right
Kelly said only that he is investigating the matter.
"There are two sides to every
case," he said. "I'm not in a
position to say exactly what
happened until I've finished my
Kelly said he is getting
statements from St. John's ambulance and the UBC fire department, who took Piedrahita to
health services after the traffic
and security patrolman refused to.
He would not identify the
patrolman involved in the incident.
Describing Piedrahita's injury,
Wilkinson said he fell on his left
knee during the chariot race and
afterwards was unable to use that
"It was possibly strained
ligaments and maybe cartilege
problems," Wilkinson said.
"We couldn't take him to
Wesbrook ourselves because we're
not allowed to transport people
outside the grounds," Wilkinson
Piedrahita suffered torn
ligaments in his knee.
He said Wednesday he waited
about 15 minutes for the patrolman
to come, and after the aptrolman
refused to transport him to
hospital, another five to 10 minutes
for a fire truck.
He said he had been sprinkled in
pig shit during the race. "I was
smelling but you could live with
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Donald said Wednesday the VIA
did not discuss the strike at a
general meeting Wednesday
because they had not been asked to
join it.
But she did not rule out the
possibility of instructors joining
the strikes.
She said two VIA representatives
will meet with education minister
Eileen Dailly in Victoria Friday
when Dailly is expected to announce to college administrators
guidelines for community college
budgets for 1976-77.
McDonald said the VIA will
submit a brief on community
college financing to the education
department after Dailly reveals
her financing proposals.
Dailly will also meet Nov. 7 with
student representatives from
Lower Mainland community
Alma Mater Society council
members sat for a record five
hours Wednesday discussing bylaws of the proposed new constitution.
The first eight by-laws were
given approval in principle but
only after council members made
several criticisms and suggestions
for change.
The new constitution will come to
council for final approval next
week and if it passes will go to
referendum Nov. 19.
Purpose of the new constitution
is the decentralization of power to
undergraduate societies and a
splitting of the housekeeping and
political function of the AMS.
At the meeting council members
discussed the sections of the
constitution dealing with the
framework of the new form of
student government — a committee of 10 to manage the
society's assets and a larger body
to discuss more political matters.
Under the proposed set-up
council members would be elected
by the undergraduate societies or
win their positions by being elected
to theboardof governors or senate.
There would be no direct elections
at large for AMS positions.
Several Council members objected to this feature of the constitution but council voted to go
along with it after vice-president
Dave Van Blarcom said it would
assure responsibility rather than
the reverse.
He said if some council members
are elected at large they may
disregard the wishes of the rest of
council because they hold their
mandate from the general electorate.
Under the current set-up only the
seven member executive is elected
at large. The other council
members are elected by their
undergraduate societies.
Council also indicated it would
like to see the title of president
dropped from the new constitution.
The chairperson at meetings of
the student representative
assembly, the larger political
body, should be termed speaker or
something else to indicate the post
is a relatively powerless one,
comparable to governor-general,
council members said.
In other business council approved the expenditure of $11,000
for site clearing of the new pool.
Treasurer Dave Coulson reported
that construction bids for the first
stage of pool are near the expected
figure of $2.3 million. Page 2
Thursday, October 30, 1975
Dailly and
Stupich to
talk bucks
Education minister Eileen Dailly
will talk with finance minister
Dave Stupich soon to find how
wage and price controls will affect
university budgets, a spokesman
for her office said Wednesday.
The spokesman couldn't say
when the talk will take place, but
suggested it could happen at a
cabinet meeting today.
Universities council chairman
William Armstrong has said the
controls mean budgets of B.C.'s
three public universities will have
to be revised by "several millions
of dollars." The council submitted
budget recommendations to
Victoria Oct. 15, shortly before the
controls went into effect.  .
Armstrong has implied the
universities budgetted for wage
increases higher than 10 per cent,
and the budgets will be reduced by
the amount saved in wages.
He said this money probably
would not be freed for other
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studies fate of tree cut down to'
make way for new $4.7 million
wading pool.
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Page 3
Paper planned for colleges
A new monthly news magazine
with emphasis on community
college students has been proposed
for the Vancouver area.
But at an exploratory meeting
Oct. 16 at Douglas College in New
Westminster, concern was expressed that such a paper might
seriously interfere with existing
and potential newspapers at individual campuses.
Despite the lukewarm reaction
to the paper, Terry Glavin,
Douglas college journalism
student and one of the principles
behind the plan, said Wednesday
student councils at several colleges
were being asked to donate money
to get it off the ground.
Glavin said that when the paper
starts publishing, 6,000 copies will
be distributed at Vancouver City
College's two campuses. Douglas
College, Capilano College, B.C.
Institute of Technology and the
B.C. Vocational School.
The paper needs S2.800 to
produce the first two issues, he
said, but he expects it to become
self-sufficient after that.
He said copies would eventually
be distributed to other B.C.
regional colleges and even the
university campuses if the
university papers agree to
distribute them.
"It's not just a college
newspaper, but a young people's
newspaper." he said. "That's
something we couldn't stress
He said the paper would also
appeal to high school students and
"people on the street." Claire
Culhane. active in the prisoners'
right movement. International
Socialist Kevin Annett and Jim
Douglass, a member of the Pacific
Life Community, an anti-nuclear
warfare group, have all expressed
interest in working with the paper,
he said.
. He said he thinks the paper
would probably be run by an
editorial board including editors of
student papers at the different
community colleges and a
representative     of     Canadian
PEI student
boycott ends,
workers talk
Classes have resumed at the
university of Prince Edward
Island for the first time since Oct.
23 when students began a boycott
to support striking maintenance
The students voted to return to
their classes after negotiations
between the workers and the
university administration
The strike which began Oct. 17
was called after the university
refused to grant wage increases of
$1.25 an hour to members of the
workers union. This would have
raised the lowest salary to $7,500.
The strikers, most of whom earn
$4,700 a year, have since reduced
their wage proposals.
On Oct. 27 about 350 students
marched on the offices of Premier
Alex Campbell but he refused to
intervene in the strike.
University president Ronald
Baker, claimed student fees would
have to be raised to meet the
strikers' demands.
Many classes were in the midst
of mid-term exams, but students
continued the boycott and marched
on the picket line in support of the
striking electrical workers, carpenters, truck drivers and
Students voted Sunday to continue the boycott which began after
a referendum last week where
students decided to stage a two-day
walkout in support of the strike.
University Press, the organization
of Canadian student newspapers
which has a university news service.
Although the need for a communications link between community colleges, many of which
have no newspaper. was
recognized at the Oct. 16 meeting,
some people predicted the
newspaper would cut into advertising revenue of existing
papers and reduce efforts aimed at
starting new ones.
The idea originated with two
Douglas College journalism
students dissatisfied with the
administration-run paper at their
campus. Bill Hogg and Glavin told
representatives from two colleges
they hope to get initial funding
from the several colleges and
vocational schools in the Vancouver area.
Students at most other institutions are unorganized, said
Glavin, mainly because they lack a
"They think their problems are
isolated ones because they haven't
heard from other colleges, and
therefore are less inclined to
become politically involved in
matters affecting their education."
"We had a grand total of 45
people voting in Douglas College
elections last year," added Hogg.
"But at BCIT, where they have a
paper, 300 people turned out for a
Glavin said he recognized the
fact that advertisers would be
more inclined to advertise once to
reach a large audience at all institutions than to place a number of
separate ads in the smaller
campus papers. The people
planning the new paper want to
avoid this, he said.
"Campus papers are a priority.
We have to avoid hurting them at
all costs, even if it means folding or
not distributing on some campuses."
Hogg suggested refusing to
accept accounts from current
advertisers and some kind of profit
sharing scheme with the existing
papers or the student unions of ail
Cam Beck, a CUP volunteer
worker, warned that while a paper
of this type might help students
learn what is happening at other
campuses, it would also work
against the establishment of new
papers where there now are none.
"If students already have a
paper, no matter how little control
or input they have, they'll be less
likely to start their own."
A simple news exchange among
papers started at each campus
would be as useful, he said.
"That's something they don't
have with an administrative paper
or with a journalism paper printed
by the administration. And it's
something they won't have with a
paper of this type."
Hogg and Glavin said they appreciated the problem of this
trade-off, and said they would
actively encourage the founding of
new papers while putting out their
Although Hogg and Glavin said
they want the initial capital investment and two months of
operating expenses paid for by
contributions from college student
unions, they don't want to be "too
closely tied to the colleges."
They envisage distribution of the
paper beyond the campuses, in
high schools and in the community.
"It's primarily a young people's
paper and not all young people are
in colleges. Many are, though, and
that is quite probably the direction
it will tend to take," Glavin said.
The proposed format is a 24-page
monthly review, with about one
third consisting of literary and
creative writing. The remainder
would be split between campus
news and forum submissions from
various organized groups of young
"It's   an   alternative   to   the
university edition of the Georgia
Straight," Hogg said.
Glavin claimed there would be
no partisan politics in the editorial
"We'll take submissions from
any young people's organizations.
We want to avoid censoring
However, he predicted that
"most of the submissions will have
a socialist tendency, since most
organized young people are on the
left. But that doesn't mean we'd
exclude the Young Liberals or the
Young Conservatives."
The paper will cover news from
individual campuses as well as
provincial education policy affecting all students.
"For instance," said Glavin,
"people at many colleges were not
aware that government cutbacks
have affected more than just their
Glavin hopes to join CUP, which
provides a news service linking
post-secondary students across
Canada, and Earth News Service,
an alternate, ecology-minded
network based in California.
Only the managing editor will
receive a salary, said Glavin. He
said this salary would be about $400
a month.
While Hogg and Glavin want to
avoid becoming a "house organ"
for various student unions, they
claim to be in favour of decisions
being made by a board of "contributing editors" which would
consist of student paper editors
and continually contributing
writers. The precise method of
is (electing these people or of
replacing the editors (two of which
would be Hogg and Glavin) was not
Glenn MacKenzie of the Douglas
College   executive   said   he   had
expected the paper to. be accountable to the institutions that
financed it, and thus would have to
do a lot more thinking about the
idea. Hogg and Glavin hope to
finalize their proposal and have a
meeting with all the student union
executives within a month.
They plan to consult a lawyer to
draft a possible agreement for
student councils.
Although neither of them expected any substantial profits "for
a long time," they recognized that
student unions contributing
financing would want guarantees
that "we won't become another
Georgia Straight."
The Straight was criticized for
money-hungry tactics when it
started in 1973 free distribution on
the UBC campus, hoping to cut into
the advertising market of the
student-controlled paper. The
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THERE NOW, diligent student thinks. This fits here, and that fits there and there doesn't fit this and that
doesn't fit there. At least he has solitude in Sedgewick, apparently the only one concerned about theses,
there's, here's and there's for mid-terms and assorted other useful items a student is supposed to think
about, according to the university administration.
Pinball whizzes bend law
Pinball wizards who spend
hours and small fortunes operating
pinball machines in the northwest
corner of SUB are breaking the law
-  at least in theory.
But a spokesman for the company which supplies the machines
to the university said Weflnesday
that students need have no fear of
Wayne Maxwell, Vancouver
branch manager of Southern Music
Limited said Tuesday that
although pinball machines are
illegal, a federal moratorium
issued last year urges that no
prosecutions be entered against
pinball machine operators.
Maxwell said the moratorium
follows years of 'blind-eye'
recognition of the game.
"It's just like underage kids in
pool halls. By law they are not
allowed to enter but as long as
there's no trouble the law is not
enforced,"   Maxwell said.
Pinball machines are technically
illegal because at one time they
dispensed cash rewards, Maxwell
"Initially the legislation came
out against pinball machines
because they were basically slot
machines. This was in the early
'50s sometime," he said.
But when free games were
substituted for cash prizes,
Maxwell said, enforcement of the
law slackened.
Pinball   machines   are   illegal
under section 122(b) of the
Criminal Code of Canada.
But legislation which is before
the House of Commons now will
change that.
"It's all wrapped up in the
amendments to the Criminal Code
now before Parliament," Maxwell
"It's in the same package as the
amendments to capital punishment and so on.
"Actually the amendments were
brought down a year ago but the
July election postponed their
passage. It's taken them this long
to get around to it again." he said.
Pinball machines are also
subject to municipal by-laws and
up until a year ago the machines
were illegal in Vancouver, Maxwell said.
"Pinball was against the law in
Vancouver because it was seen as
a game of chance.
"But a group at the University of
Calgary showed that it was a game
of skill and that contributed to the
easing of the Vancouver by-law."
Maxwell said.
Being exempt from that by-law,
LIBC has had pinball machines for
about four years, according to SUB
building manager Graeme Vance.
"Those machines have been
around a long time and nobody has
said anything about them.
"Certainly the officials know
that they're there," he said.
Village RCMP said last week an
investigation into pinball
operations on the UBC campus
would result only from specific
complaints about  the  machines.
Stink nixes cop's aid
From page 1
"He (the quasi-cop) couldn't
take me because I smelled too bad
and he had to work in that car," he
He said the firemen weren't too
pleased about his smell either.
"They weren't too pleased about
the smell but they took me down,"
he said.
Piedrahita   said   he   had   no
problem receiving treatment once
he got to Wesbrook.
"They even let me shower."
Hilda  Lobb,  spokeswoman   for
the first aid team, said St. John's
ambulances are not allowed to
operate in competition with the
government ambulance service.
The St. John's ambulance at the
game was operated as a mobile
first aid clinic and was not allowed
to carry an injured person out of
the stadium, she said.
"We put padding between
Piedrahita's knees, and he could
sit up quite comfortably," said
Wilkinson. "There were a couple of
students willing to go with him."
. "There was no problem taking
him in the van," he said. Page 4
Thursday, October 30, 1975
Lesson in
Let's say, for the sake of argument, that there are roughly
22,000 students at this here university.
They do lots of different things: belong to. clubs, drink
beer, eat food services food, walk in the rain, write essays, do
exams and vote in elections.
What . . . what was that last one slipped in with all the
That's when you throw in your two cents about who
should be running what at UBC and what the important
issues of the day are.
Elections are only meaningful if people take an interest.
Look at the statistics:
• Friday's Alma Mater Society by-election attracted
1,290 people out of the masses mentioned above;
• Last year the AMS election turnout was 2,500 or so;
• Last spring elections of student representatives to the
senate shrank to under 100 voters with one candidate
winning 10 to 8 (he obviously had 10 friends who liked him
and eight who didn't);
• Last year, however, the pool referendum had a voter
turnout of 6,048 to support building the covered bathtub.
That last statistic is living proof that UBC is NOT
apathetic. Unmotivated, bored and out of touch, perhaps,
but not apathetic.
Student politicians, backed by an aware student body,
can affect changes in the quality of education at UBC. It's a
question of getting the priorities in the right order, isn't it?
Miracle revealed Racism
A miracle has occurred.
Food services head Robert Bailey has come up with
an idea that is not only edible, but digestible.
No, Bob, you're not dreaming, it's just that The
Ubyssey believes in giving credit where credit is due. . . in
this case, the submarine sandwiches that recently appeared
in the SUB cafeteria.
They are good.
They are created by someone with imagination and a
grasp of some simple concepts, like taste.
And it couldn't have been a fluke, because Ubyssey
staffers have sampled one or two every day with no loss of
life (or stomach contents).
Now look, Bob, you've proven that food services can
do something right, deliciously right, even. You deserve
Any chance you can carry this standard of excellence
to the rest of the operation?
RATBURGERS, SNAKES ... can it change?
OCTOBER   30,  1975
Published   Tuesdays,   Thursdays   and   Fridays  throughout   the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the writer and not of the
AMS   or   the   university   administration.    Member,   Canadian
University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly
commentary  and   review.  The  Ubyssey's  editorial  offices  are
located in room 241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial departments, 228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; Advertising
228-3977. Editor: Gary Coull
Well, we've filled our annual quota of niceness. Back to the old grind.
Jackie Landry will be surprised to learn that she is the first new staffer to
get her name at the top of the masthead tHe first tioic-she worked Qn the
paper. Len MacKave and Gregg Thompson* «fere golh^rb star in a spaghetti
kung fu eastern, scripted by Doug Rushton and MarkBuckshon, who had
nothing to do with the script, but executive producers ("we can turn out
1,500 a week on our ultra-modern production line,") Heather Walker,
Marcus Gee and George Baugh nixed the idea. "Jesus, Ralph Maurer, that's
the worst pun I've ever heard," said Chris Gainor, author of the weekly
column Gainor's Groaners.
"Dear editor, I wish to make a complaint," said Doug Field. "I wanna
know, why every time I'm mentioned, I'm in the same sentence as those
other photographers Matt King and Peter Cummings." "Listen, Field, don't
be ridiculous," said Gary Coull. "This is a democracy. Nobody ever decides
these things autocratically, the staff votes on them. On the other hand, I
think whoever is writing the masthead is right in lumping all you guys
together without consulting the staff." --vvs-"'■
I was amused during the recent
English 100 controversy when the
word "racist" was being kicked
back and forth between opponents
like a football at the World Cup
matches. I am not saying that the
word was being abused, but that
the word could have been more
properly applied to everyone in the
English department and to
everyone else in Canada who
thinks that immigrants should
drop their native tongues and learn
English instead.
Why are immigrants being lured
to Canada? We are being brought
to Canada for one reason only and
that is to speed up economic expansion in this country. Why is it
necessary to bring immigrants
here to do that?
Because, in Canada, economic
growth can take place at a much
faster rate than the natural
population increase will allow.
-You bring us here to increase the
real estate speculators' profits; to
sell more cars; to aid in industrial
expansion, i.e. to cut the trees
faster and to siphon the petroleum
out of the ground at a more
profitable rate of speed; to accelerate the gross national product
or, to put the preceding sentences
in plain English, to make more
profits faster.
We don't mind you exploiting our
bodies for financial gains, but why
do you have to double the insult by
exploiting our minds as well. I, of
course, am referring to this
business of forcing English down
our throats, and that is nothing
more than cultural imperialism.
(Please excuse my grammar, I
was forced to learn it in the Vancouver school system.)
What should be done to cure this
injustice of English language
imperialism? Simple. There are at
least a dozen ethnic groups in this
city that are numerous enough to
have their children educated in
their own native languages, and to
have their own cultural heritage
promoted. This would take place in
the existing schools — don't forget
we pay just as much in taxes as
anyone else does. Of course,
English could be taught as a
second language. So why don't we
do it?
I'm sure the government in
Ottawa would support such a
move; after all, they are only interested in the taxes they collect
from us and in supplying more
bodies to the business interests of
this   country.   The   real   estate
speculators would do anything for
us. I'm sure the Canadian Pacific
Railway would support us; after
all, who built the railway for them?
Whose labor built and ran the fish
canneries? Whose labor built up
the giant forest companies? The
construction companies?
Who bent their backs breaking
the Prairie sod? Was it Englishmen that did all these wonderful
things; if not, why all this English
language and cultural imperialism9
Why are people, whose
languages were developed and
cultivated thousands of years
before the English was, being
denied the right to educate their
children in those languages? Why
instead is the language of a small
minority of people in this country
being promoted so? And most
important of all, why doesn't the
human rights department take
steps to preserve immigrants
native language and culture instead of displaying all of their
hypocritical ads in newspapers and
on the sides of buses?
Of course the answers to these
questions are quite simple. There
are three groups of people that
have an overwhelming interest in
English language imperialism in
this country:
1. The schoolteachers of the
nation — Without us immigrants,
half of the schoolteachers would be
out of a job. No wonder they
pretend to love us.
2. University professors — don't
forget that this university has
doubled in size in the last 10 years
and that this doubling was
primarily due to the enrolment of
immigrants lured here by an administration whose main interest
is in the physical growth of the
Noticed all the fresh gray
cement towering above you lately?
Just think of how many professors
have gotten jobs out here in the last
10 years and just think of how
many of them would be out of a job,
if, instead of mouthing the same
tired old liberal rhetoric, they
actually delivered justice, freedom
and human rights to the oppressed
immigrant and allowed us an
education in our own language.
3. This last group is very large
and very powerful. It includes the
people in the first gwo groups: All
the racists of Canada.
Jemele Kattua
While it is true some groups of
immigrants in the past have been,
as you say, lured here to be exploited, it is incorrect to stretch
this into a  broad  generalization
about all those who come from
foreign countries.
On the contrary, most immigrants are not "brought" here
like a strange human commodity,
but they want to come to Canada.
There are many reasons why
someone would want to leave their
homeland and come here — this
country's rather high standard of
living for one thing.
Once arriving in Canada, immigrants should be entitled to
some facilities to educate their
children in their native language
and culture. But surely English
must be taught to fluency if they
are to grow up and live in Canada,
the majority of which is English-
If the situation was reversed,
would you like a Canadian going to
your homeland and demanding
preferential treatment just
because he or she was an immigrant? Unless the Canadian
tried to blend in with that particular country's culture, the
native-speaking people would be
justified in screaming "North
American   imperialism."   -   Staff.
The Chinese Modern Drama
Club apologizes to all members of
the Chinese Varsity Club and the
Chinese Student Association clubs
for any misunderstandings caused
by the posters advertising a dance
to beheld on Oct. 31. This dance is
NOT sponsored by the CVC or the
CSA but solely by the CMDC.
The purpose of the posters was to
extend a sincere invitation to all
the members of the CVC and CSA
clubs to our Halloween dance at the
grad centre, and not to mislead
anyone on the sponsorship of the
Jackson Wong
president, C.M.D.C.
Just two items on the agenda.
1. Dear Mike Milko (Ubyssey
letter Thursday, Oct. 24).
What factor can be credited for
the result of your unique ability of
attaining complete ignorance?
Hereditary or environmental?
2. Ubyssey (Friday, Oct. 24).
Your excellent coverage of the
annual T-Cup game should not go
unnoticed. Well done. Keep up the
outstanding journalism.
Gavin Proudfoot
engineering 2
Letters should be addressed to
the paper care of campus mail or
dropped off at The Ubyssey office,
SUB 241-K. Thursday, October 30, 1975
Page 5
Quebec students seek rights
Canadian University Press
There is probably no place in this country
where student rights are more abused than
in Quebec.
With a six-year absence of a united
province-wide student association the
department of education has become increasingly authoritarian and oppressive
while bent on a policy that conflicts with
even the most fundamental of student interests.
However, it is not all gloom and doom for
the students of Quebec. For the first time
since the collapse of the "Union General des
Etudiants" in 1969, post-secondary students
have succeeded in establishing a long
overdue provincial association. The new
association, "L'Association Nationale des
Etudiants du Quebec" (ANEQ) is a solid
and potent organization dedicated to
defending student interests, a principle that
will undoubtedly lead to turbulent confrontation with the provincial government.
Although still in its building stages, ANEQ
now enjoys a mounting popularity that has
been steadily growing since it was formed
last March, a day now designated as the
Fete Nationale des Etudiants du Quebec. To
date 39 of the province's 54 CEGEPs and
several universities have joined ANEQ. The
remaining non-members have practically
all expressed support and interest in the
association and many are expected to join in
the coming months. The Sir George day
students association is currently looking
into membership.
The formation of ANEQ was the result of
practical necessity rather than of idealist
goals. For the past several years Quebec
students hve been confronted with a barrage
of regressive governmental policies.
Examples are the 1972 Nouveau Regime
Pedagogigue designed to tighten control
over the CEGEPs; the 1973 reclassification
of teachers to lower salaries; last year's
attempt to severely cut back and delay loans
and bursaries; and the underhanded attempt to save money through indirectly
decreasing enrolment by requiring students
entering post-secondary institutions to
submit to the controversial Test Aptitudes
Etudes Universitaires.
Furthermore it appears the worst is yet to
come with the recently released Nadeau
Report which recommends revamping the
entire educational system to better suit the
needs of industry.
Until last year student associations of
CEGEPs and universities defended their
rights independently with only semi-
successful results. However, last year's
opposition to education ministry's plans to
implement the university entrance aptitude
tests and concern over the loans and bursaries situation grew to such proportions
that student leaders started meeting to
discuss joint protest action.
The success of the mutual co-operation
was that 52 CEGEPs and over 100,000
students directly or indirectly participated
in strike action and at least temporary
victories were won on all fronts.
It was at this time that students began to
realize the importance' of solidarity in their
battle against the department of education.
Thus, at a conference held in Shawinigan on
Nov. 7, 1974, the 24 students' associations
present unanimously recognized the need to
build an organization which would unite
students and promote their interest on a
provincial scale. This set in motion the
building process that eventually led to the
founding congress of ANEQ. K
Though still young, ANEQ has already
instituted a number of useful programs and
projects. To ensure that students across the
province remain conscious of issues at stake
(the association is publishing its own
newspaper called Le Journal de la Majorite.
It will soon be bilingual and plans call for
simultaneous distribution to all member
CGEPs and universities.  Another project
faced 48 per cent unemployment. ANEQ
plans to use these figures in their demands
for better student financial aid programs.
ANEQ's decision-making process and
work is undertaken by four bodies. First is
the national congress which meets three
times a year to ratify major policies and is
composed of three delegates from each
member association. Second are the
regional councils which are established in
the different regions and deal with local
organization. Third is the central council
composed of the delegates from the regional
councils and is responsible for directing
ANEQ as outlined by the national congress.
Finally there is the executive council
composed of five people elected from the
central councils. Their duties lie mainly in
administrative functions. In addition ANEQ
has two offices which are kept staffed, one in
Quebec City and the other in the McGill
student union building on McTavish Street.
was the student journalist conference that
ANEQ helped to facilitate this past summer.
This was the first time in many years that
journalists from French student
newspapers had met to discuss mutual
problems. It appears that the results of the
conference will greatly aid the disorganized
student press that has plagued many areas
of the French sector.
One project that ANEQ has undertaken
was last summer's survey of the employment situation for Quebec students. The
results revealed startling discrepancies
between government claims and what the
survey found. The findings indicated that
student summer unemployment was as high
as 20 per cent.
Unemployment in some outlying regions
reached 35 per cent, while female students
The organizational base of ANEQ is in its
regional councils and in this way the
association hopes to remain highly
decentralized. There are seven regions in
Quebec, four of them in predominantly rural
areas, with Quebec City being another,
while the Island of Montreal is divided to
provide the remaining two.
One interesting aspect of ANEQ's regional
structure is that, where possible, it has
maintained a good mixture of French and
English students as well as a balance between CEGEPs and universities in any one
This was done to protect against one of the
government's favorite strategies of divide
and conquer by splitting the solidarity of
student protest.
This tactic has been attempted time and
again,as the government has tried to implement new policies, first in the French
sector and then, perhaps a year later, in the
English sector.
This has also been done, for example, by
introducing cutbacks in financial grants to
only a few institutions in any given year.
ANEQ has not overlooked the existence of
other provincial student associations and
the National Union of Students. Initially,
ANEQ eagerly proposed a formal unity of
the Canadian and Quebec student
Unfortunately, due to a number of unforeseen problems, this did not come about
and relations with NUS are currently shaky.
Relations between ANEQ and NUS
deteriorated after the cancellation of a
conference last summer that was supposed
to establish an official link between the two
associations and promote joint programs.
Apparently NUS decided to postpone the
meeting indefinitely just two weeks before it
was scheduled and only after ANEQ, which
was to host the meeting, had spent a great
deal of time and energy preparing for it.
Needless to say, NUS' action completely
surprised ANEQ because of months of enthusiastic negotiation by both parties went
into organizing the conference.
To make matters worse, NUS' letter of
'explanation was so vague and ambiguous
that it could have easily been interpreted as
a political way of saying that it wanted
nothing more to do with ANEQ.
The letter was signed by NUS, the Atlantic
Federation of Students, the Ontario
Federation of Students, and Canadian
University Press which became involved to
help communication by providing translations.
NUS' explanation of the postponement is
that conditions within the Canadian student
movement do not allow for such a conference to take place at this time.
Elaboration on this seems to indicate that
NUS is unsure of its role as a national union
and is having problems with internal policy
and organization.
At the same time, in a letter to the B.C.
Students' Federation, ANEQ describes NUS
as lacking the force of a national union and
suggests that some provincial associations
may be undermining its leadership.
NUS believes its predicament is not fully
understood by ANEQ. It intends to rectify
the conditions that made the conference
impossible by re-evaluating its role as a
national union and making the necessary
Also, its plans to improve and rebuild its
relation with ANEQ until such time that the
postponed conference can be held. Meanwhile, ANEQ has limited official comment
on the situation to "surprising and puzzling"
and intends to take the matter up at the next
national congress to be held this weekend.
Although there may be temporary difficulties between ANEQ and the Canadian
See page 7: SEPARATISM Page 6
Thursday, October 30, 1975
Stale hams
Ever seen a grown man make
an absolute idiot of himself?
Four of them are going to do
just that at noon today in Law
Former classics head Malcolm
McGregor and Tony Gargrave,
former NDP mayoral candidate
for Vancouver, will try to
convince Leon Getz, chairman of
the law reform commission of
B.C.   and   law   prof  John Smith,
Hot flashes
that    a    wheelbarrow    is    more
useful than the queen.
Law dean John McLean will
be the judge of the so-called Last
Biannual Monty Python
Memorial Not Trule Excellent
But More Fun Than Eating a
Stale Ham on Rye Alone Law
Faculty Debate.
Photosoc is inviting club
members to submit photos for
the annual fall photo exhibition,
Nov. 10 to 14.
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Deadline for entries is Nov. 8.
Details are posted in the club
Photosoc is looking for
members. Anybody can join by
coming up to SUB 245.
Liberal senator Ray Perrault is
speaking on Trudeau's wage
controls noon Friday in Angus
Perrault is a former federal
M.P. He was given a senate seat
in October, 1973 after losing his
seat in the 1972 election.
'Tween classes
Second  World  War naval and  micro
battles, noon, SUB 216.
Paul   Popov   on   Christianity   in   the
USSR,        7:30        p.m.,    ,  Lutheran
Campus Centre lounge.
George     Malone    on    the    spirit    of
!ove, noon, Bu.  100.
Robert Steele on the sacred and
profane in art, noon, SUB 212.
Jamieson, Even, Kesselman and
Heher debate Trudeau wage con-
trois,  1  to 2:30 p.m.,  Bu. 202.
Yoga, 2 to 3:30 p.m.; dance, 3:30
to  5:30 p.m., SUB party room.
Clinic tour, 12:45 p.m., 2732 W.
Used equipment buy and sell, all
dav,  SUB  211-213.
CMHC flunky Polly Hill on playgrounds, noon, education 204.
Cathy Ford and Peg McKinlay read
poetry, noon, SUB art gallery.
Film,   Road  to  Armageddon,  noon,
SUB  207-209.
Special  meeting  to  discuss relationship   with   AMS,   8   p.m.,   SUB   212.
Meeting   and  possible  film   preview,
noon, SUB   247.
Meeting, noon, SUB 212A.
Meeting,   noon,   SUB   231  studio  B
{next to studio A, klutz).
Election    of    officers,    noon,    SUB
Meeting, noon, SUB 211.
Guest   speaker   from   Laurel  House,
noon,  I RC 3.
Hallowe'en    dance,    9    p.m.    to    1
a.m., grad student centre.
Harold    Rogers   on   becoming   what
you are, noon, SUB auditorium.
Black     community     leader     Martin
Bracey     on     resistance     to    federal
immigration      policies,     noon,     Bu.
Masquerade party (admission, 50
cents), 7:30 p.m., St. Phillip's
Anglican, 27th and Dunbar.
Ray Perrault on Trudeau's wage
controls, noon, Angus 104.
Panel discussion with postal workers,  8 p.m.,  1208 Granville.
Meeting      and      medieval
.   1:30  p.m.,  SUB  207-209.
Prayer and sharing, noon, Lutheran
Campus   Centre   conference   room.
Kurt     Diemburger     mountaineering,
show,   7:30   p.m.,   I RC  2.
Group   meditation,  noon,   IRC  6-65.
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by order of Council, October 15, 1975
that the nominations for the Presidential  Advisory  Committee  were opened as of
October 16, 1975 and closed at 1:00 p.m. October 23, 1975.
All students registered in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and all students
registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies affiliated with Agricultural Sciences are
eligible to sit on this committee.
Elections will be held today October 30, 1975 and polls are
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INFORM Thursday, October 30, 1975
Page 7
'Separatism not issue'
From page 5
student movement, it is in no way
related to the association's stand
on Quebec separatism.
In fact, the association has no
official stand on separatism,
claiming that it is not a student
On the separatist question,
ANEQ has been careful not to
alienate any of its anglophone
students. Many French student
leaders in the organization are of
the opinion* that Quebec deserves
special recognition as a nation
within a nation and beyond that do
not favor separatism.
To further disclaim any fears the
association may become a tool of
the separatist movement, they
point to the fact that it was ANEQ
which was eager to unite with the
Canadian student movement and
that its English sector plays a vital
role in the organization.
The bigges.t challenge that faces
ANEQ is the current academic
year which could well result in a
showdown between government
repression and student solidarity.
Indications are that the government will have no qualms about
forcing a showdown.
The Nadeau report that was just
released suggests sweeping
changes in the educational system.
Unfortunately it boils down to a
nice neat package of everything
that students have been fighting
for the past few years.
Worse still is the possibility that
the department of education may
actually try to implement it.
Added to this is the fact that the
government is still thinking of
ways to cut down expenditures in
education while CEGEP
professors are already planning
massive strike action for later in
the year.
Another alarming detail is the
recent appointment of Jerome
Choquette as education minister.
For those of you who don't
remember, he used to be the
justice minister — yes, the same
man who endorsed the use of the
War Measures Act in October of
1970 that virtually put Quebec
under military siege.
Promoter says rock stars
indulge in silly whims
Cellar Door Productions, the
promoters who handle many big
name rock acts, say that some of
the big name stars write nearly
impossible clauses into their
performance contracts.
Take Elton John, for example.
When Elton is scheduled to do a
show, his contract requires that the
promoters see to it that a hot sit-
down meal for at least 20 persons is
served back-stage, featuring a full
menu drawn up personally bv
Elton also requests large bags of
Taco ehips and a quart of
guacamole. eight bottles of-French
and German champagne, with the
brand and years absolutely
specified, fresh vegetables and
fruit for 20 and a case of Heineken
The Grateful Dead are no easier
to please. They usually demand
iand get) 60 quarts of milk, six
cases of Heineken beer, and
steak,   lobster  and   vegetarian
meals to feed as many as 30 people.
The Average White Band  is a
little easier — their only request is
"no fried chicken."
John Mayal, however, asks for
nothing else. Mayall always
request fried chicken, particularly
from Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Cellar Door reports it did turn
down one request from an
unidentified big name rock group
that absolutely demanded six
That demand was vetoed. Cellar
Door says, because the group has
only five members.
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Quick to learn the art of
cultivating student paranoia, he
lost no time in appointing one of the
most unpopular people as his right-
hand man.
All of these events point to what
will undoubtedly be a very hectic
and most likely a militant year for
The only good thing that can be
said about the coming year is that
it is generally felt that the more the
government attacks student rights
the stronger ANEQ will grow.
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-second for second the funniest short ever made!-
-a Lenny Bruce routine in animated cartoon.
In an isolated surreal pocket of World War I, the British
send Alan Bates into a highly unlikely, tiny French town to
discover a bomb. The townspeople have fled and the inmates
of the local asylum have taken their place. The resulting interaction gives us some of the most enchanting sequences on
film. When the reality of the retiming armies breaks the bubble
and the inmates have returned to the asylum, we can really
share Bates' confusion about which people are realty insane.
In our opinion, KING OF HEARTS is a rare treat; funny and sad
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Thursday, October 30, 1975
By federal student loan heavies
NUS cold-shouldered
OTTAWA (CUP) — The National
Union of Students had no impact on
the Canada student loans plenary
group when it met in Ottawa last
The plenary group, a high-
powered federal-provincial body,
which meets in closed session to
determine student loan policies
nationally, flatly rejected a
request by NUS to include student
representatives on the group.
NUS staff members met with
group secretary Claude Passy
immediately following the final
session and were informed their
request had been rejected by the
provincial student aid officers at
the meeting.
Passy, according to those staff
members, expressed concern that
NUS was not representative
because all students are not
members, and feared including
students in student aid decisionmaking would require letting in
other "outsiders."
NUS wrote to Passy as early as
last November to request student
representation on the plenary
group and an opportunity to address the members directly to
state their case.
The plenary meets only once a
year and Passy assured NUS
earlier this month their request
and any accompanying brief would
be dealt with at last week's
He also said NUS would be asked
to attend "to respond to questions
raised by members," if there were
any questions.
Plenary chairman David Levin,
of the department of finance's
federal-provincial relations
division, has said he opposes
student representation, and called
NUS's   request   "inappropriate."
Allowing NUS to present its case
(o the group would create "a bad
precedent" and "would really foul
up the discussions of the plenary,"
he said.
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By the final morning of the
sessions no questions had apparently arisen and NUS staff
members sat outside the conference room awaiting the call that
never came.
They carried a statement
arguing in favour of NUS participation on the plenary group
endorsed by 48 student
organizations but the meeting
ended without it being distributed.
Other than the negative decision,
on student representation, no information was  released  about
other matters dealt with by the
Last year it recommended the
loan ceiling be increased from
$1,400 to $1,800 per student per
year, a decision which NUS and
other student organizations condemned because it allows the
provinces to decrease the amount
of aid given as a grant.
The plenary releases no information to the public and meets
in closed session. Its decisions
become policy after ratification by
the federal finance minister.
As if the news isn't bad enough
these days, a survey of leading
scientists has come up with 13
different predictions on how the
planet earth could one day be
Science Digest magazine, which
conducted the survey, reports that
an identical survey in 1968 came up
with only five different forecasts
on how doomsday will occur.
The most prevalent theories
from the scientific community
involve disasters from space.
One forecast - known as the "red
sun theory" - predicts that the sun
will begin to cool, and then it will
turn reddish in color and begin to
expand. This changing sun. the
theory predicts, will expand outward, consuming the tiny earth in
a fiery death.
Another popular prediction is the
asteroid collision theory: As
recently as 1968, the asteroid
known as Icarus sped within 4
million miles of the earth at 66,000
miles an hour. Many astronomers
believe that a disastrous collision
one day is inevitable.
And then there's the "black
hole" theory. Black holes are
dense, gigantic, but invisible
concentrationf of matter that
literally suck up other matter.
Scientists warn that a black hole,
since it is invisible, could be
streaking at us right now but that
we can't see it. Some believe that
eventually, a black hole will impact the earth, crushing the entire
planet the size of a basketball.
Other predictions not mentioned
in 1968 are.the human-mad ones.
Some scientists warn of aerosal
sprays depleting the ozone layer
and allowing radiation to wipe out
all life. Others talked of "monster
microbes," the development by
biologists of exotic new organisms.
These "monster microbes," they
say. could escape from a laboratory and attack every living thing
on earth.
And finally, says Science Digest,
there are nuclear weapons and
other weapons of war.
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