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Education increase insufficient
The 5.8 per cent increase in funding for B.C.'s post-secondary institutions announced in yesterday's
provincial budget is not enough to
improve the province's crippled
education system, some critics say.
"When you take into account the
general living cost which is at least
four per cent, and after you've paid
for faculty and staff salaries, there
will not be enough money left to increase the teaching and services that
the universities provide," said UBC
economics professor Gideon
Three hundred and twelve million
dollars in base operating funding
will be allocated to B.C.'s colleges
and universities for 1987-88, an increase of $38.4 million over last
year's figure of $296.6 million.
An additional $27 million will go
to special advanced education initiatives, which will be determined
in consultation with college and
university heads.
B.C.'s post-secondary institutions have not kept pace with other
Canadian colleges and universities
because of restraint measures imposed over the last four years.
Marg Fartaczek, chair of The
Canadian Federation of Students
Pacific   Region,   criticized   the
budget for not providing colleges
and universities with enough funds
to allow for long-term planning.
"It's a step in the right direction
but it's a small one — more money
should go into base funding to
allow the institutions to plan in a rational manner," she said.
Fartaczek also said the budget's
51 per cent increase in student aid is
nowhere near the amount needed to
improve financial assistance for
students in B.C., and is concerned
that the funds may not go to help
students in need.
"B.C. would have to spend $60
million more to bring the student
aid program up to something comparable to the national level," Fartaczek said, noting that the Alberta
government has provided $110
million to student aid, and Saskatchewan, $33 million.
The NDP critic of Advanced
Education and Job Training said:
"there's nothing in the budget for
students." Criticizing the 87-88 student aid program, Darlene Marzari
said that only $2 million of the $8
million allocated for student aid will
go towards loans and grants. The
other $6 million is for what the
government calls "job opportunities," she said.
Byron Hender, UBC's director of
awards and financial services, said
"we must be enthusiastic about the
increase."  And  Rosenbluth  said,
Taxes raised and lowered
By midnight tonight:
• The provincial sales tax will be
reduced to six per cent from the current rate of seven per cent
• The sales tax will no longer apply to restaurant meals
• Knitting yarns- and natural
fibres will be exempt from sales tax
• As of April 1, 1987, provincial
tax on leaded fuel will increase by
two cents a litre.
• Provincial tax on gasoline mixed with ethanol will be set at two
cents below the appropriate
gasoline tax rate to promote cleaner
fuel use and to assist Peace River
grain fanners in finding a new and
stable market.
• Welfare rates will increase by
10 per cent
• Daycare funding will increase
30 per cent to help single parents
return to the workplace
• Renegotiation of the government contract with physicians to bring fees in line with rest of Canada
• A $5 user fee for visits to the
chiropractor and physiotherapist
• Senior citizens will pay a 75 per
cent dispensary fee (up to $125).
Low income seniors will receive a
$125 supplement
• Transit authority will be
transferred to the local level on
April 1, 1988 to increase efficiency
• An increase in personal income
• Eliminate hospital user fees in
order to receive Federal Established
Programs Financing funds
• Two million in funding provided specifically to encourage alternatives to abortion
• Expenditures on silviculture
will increase by $28 million
• A 15.5 per cent increase in funding to the Ministry of Forests and
Lands bringing the total to $530
• Three hundred thousand
dollars for start-up costs for the
Pacific Institute of Tourism
• Funding for the disabled is up
15 per cent to $147.7 million
"51 per cent of nothing is better
than a kick in the pants."
Just how much in operating
funds UBC will receive will not be
known until Tuesday when vice-
president of finance Bruce Gellatly
and college and university heads
meet with the Minister of Advanced
Education and Job Training, Stan
Gellatly said it is too early to tell
what the budget will mean in terms
of improving the university's
overall operations, but noted the
budget could place restrictions on
how money is spent.
Last year, the ministry allocated
specific funds to targeted areas such
as faculty merit increases which
restricted the university's input on
where the money was spent.
Calling the budget "upbeat",
Gellatly said he does not think UBC
will be forced to make cutbacks
next year because of the increase.
"It will redress some of the
distress we've suffered in the past,"
he said.
Also announced in yesterday's
budget was $80.7 million for Job
Trac — a student employment initiative — which is double the
amount allocated last year. $10
million of the funds will go to
Challenge '87, a student summer
employment program.
Vol. LXIX, No. 46
Vancouver, B.C. Friday, March 20,1987
Harassment report drafted
—dan andrewa photo
COUNTLESS STORM THE Wall teams struggled valiantly in the face of a
seemingly insurmountable challenge this week.
Recommendations on bringing
sexual harassment procedures to
UBC will likely be in UBC president
David Strangway's hands in a few
That's the word Thursday from
Jean Elder, one of four members of
the controversial presidential ad
hoc committee on sexual harassment which Strangway appointed
last summer.
"It (the report) is in its final version. We're now doing the punctuation, making minor corrections in
the text?' Eilder said in a telephone
Elder, an associate history professor, said she doesn't know what
Strangway will do with the report.
She expects he will circulate it to interested parties, and she hopes procedures will be implemented as soon
as possible.
Strangway was out of town
Thursday, but said earlier that he
probably would publish draft procedures before implementing them.
The university committee, which
came under fire for its lack of student or staff representation, recommends in its report:
• the appointment of both a
female and a male sexual harassment officer to handle complaints;
• an advocacy role for the sexual harassment officers in relation
to the complainant;
• the establishment of an office
where complaints can be made.
Elder said the report does not offer a specific office location, but
"we want to have it in a place where
someone might be going on other
Briefs and presentations to the
committee convinced members, she
said, that sexual harassment officers cannot be neutral and should
act as a "kind of counselling
friend" to the complainant.
The definition of sexual harassment in the report includes conduct
intending to or having the effect of
creating an intimidating, hostile, or
offensive environment. Elder said
most of the definition deals with a
power relationship where one person in a more powerful position has
the ability to implicitly or explicitly
promise rewards, threaten reprisals
or deny opportunities depending on
the sexual compliance of a person
with less power.
The report does not recommend
disciplinary action. The University
Act assigns that responsibility to the
president, but Elder said the faculty
association and UBC unions have
disciplinary action written into their
collective agreements.
It's not clear whether a presidential committee or another body
would discipline students found
guilty of sexual harassment.
Members of the sexual harassment committee also included UBC
associate vice president Bertie
McLean,  associate law  professor
Lynn Smith, and associate
physiology professor Nadine
An earlier presidential committee
disbanded in protest after the administration narrowed its terms of
reference to cover only harassment
of students by students.
Clinic underused
A student-run sexual harassment
clinic established this term has been
underused so far, clinic coordinators say.
But they add that women have
been approaching clinic volunteers
informally outside clinic hours with
sexual harassment complaints, and
that the clinic is still new.
"I guess coming to the clinic is
too big a step," said Christina
Davidson, law 3.
She said two people have talked
to her outside the clinic about their
experiences, and she helped one
woman write a letter of response.
Megan Ellis, law 3, added that
the clinic has received some complaints, and that the longer it exists
the more people will know about it.
The students established the
clinic, in the Alma Mater Society
Women's   Centre,   SUB   230,   to
record complaints and direct complainants to appropriate services.
The clinic is open Tuesdays from
2-4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 3-5
p.m., and people can phone in at
Ellis said to encourage people to
talk about sexual harassment,
volunteers plan to hold discussions
in various UBC departments. A
trial discussion will be held March
27 in the Asian studies department,
organized by Asian studies graduate
Marcia Ellis.
And the Graduate Studies Society is sponsoring a sexual harassment
discussion next Wednesday at
noon. Along with representatives of
the UBC clinic, the author of the
B.C. Public Interest Research
Group survey at Simon Fraser
University and a member of an SFU
ad hoc committee on the issue will
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Friday, March 20,1987
Government discriminates against arts
The federal government should
stop discriminating against research
in the social sciences and
humanities, recommends an all-
party Parliamentary committee.
In a concise report released
March 12, the Standing Committee
on Finance and Economic Affairs
recommends that the Mulroney
government amend the Income Tax
Act so that the social sciences and
humanities are no longer excluded
in the Act's definition of scientific
research and experimental development.
Further, the committee recommends that private donations to the
Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council, made under the
federal government's matching
grants scheme, be eligible for the
same tax credit allowances provided
for donations to other research
The recommendations have important ramifications for SSHRC,
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If the committee's recommendations are approved, SSHRC has
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government-set goals for private
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"Obviously we're very pleased
with this," said SSHRC official Jeffrey Holmes. "We've been working
on this for some time, and we're
glad to see that they (the committee)
see   that   all   councils   should   be
treated equally."
Exclusion in the Income Tax Act
has demoralized social scientists,
who are convinced corporate sponsorships will be virtually impossible
to attract without the allure of
lucrative tax credits. "We are
literary people, not scientific. No
corporation would be interested in
us," said Carleton University
French professor Eldon Kaye, currently under contract to SSHRC.
However, Standing Committee
Chair Don Blenkarn said committee
members identified sufficient areas
of research, "especially in the communications industry", to make the
"We had many members on the
committee who were well aware of
the issues," Blenkarn said, noting
the lobby by the social science
research community was "well-
"People take chances, play hunches, but always believe that the
creative use of intelligence will produce something worthwhile," the
committee's report reads.
"Broadening the scope of research
to include the social sciences and
humanities may increase the payoff
to research and development."
SSHRC officials say the recommendation is deserved, and may
help win more financial support for
the social sciences. Statistics obtained from SSHRC indicate that for
this academic year, the SSHRC
budget of $70 million accounts for
only 12 per cent of the total for the
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Sikh chair gains
federal funding
The federal government has
agreed to match 300,000 dollars
raised by local Sikh groups to
enable UBC to set up a chair in Sikh
history and Punjabi language and
The 600,000 dollars, partially
raised by Sikh organizations and
partially donated by the federal
government, will pay for a professor and any associated costs of
teaching the Punjabi language and
Sikh history.
Dean of Arts Robert Will said "I
don't know the annual drawing on
the fund but you usually need a
million dollars to set up a chair."
A trust has been set up for the
chair and the University will attempt to build it up to over a
million dollars so that the interest
will pay for the professor and
teaching costs without having to
decrease the capital.
Will said, "We hope to get the
Punjabi language program going in
September, but it is a short period
of time and there are not many programs in this area."
He said "We have not succeeded
yet, but in time we will find someone."
They Arts faculty is looking for
the best person available but it is
late in the year to ask someone to
leave one job for another since most
positions for next September have
already been filled, said Will.
Will has received a letter congratulating the University for setting up the chair, but, he said, "We
don't expect much fanfare."
The chair will be, "unique in
Canada and relatively unique in the
United States," Will said. UBC
already has one of the largest
departments of Hindu Language in
North America.
The chair is the culmination of
years of hard work by members of
the Sikh community. Palbhinder
Sandhu, president of the UBC Sikh
Students Club said the club was set
up in 1986, but many Sikh students
had been working to raise money
for the chair as early as 1984.
Sandhu said the chair will "be
beneficial to the Sikh community
and all Canadians."
The Sikh Students Club has a
scholarship for Sikh students, in
any faculty, to complement the
Will said, "The objective of the
chair is not achieved if it does not
attract other students into Sikh
Even though Sikh organizations
contributed to the chair, they will
have very little say in what is taught
by the professor who fills the chair.
Will said, "the university never
accepts funds with any conditions
attached and we maintain full
The Sikh groups will have some
input into the chair through an
adivisory council which will be set
up to make suggestions to the Sikh
Studies department.
UBC THUNDERBIRDS NOVICE wall stormers grunt and groan in vain shortly before abandoning one member
on the wrong side of the wall.
Clubs demand more Ubyssey coverage
Claiming The Ubyssey does not
adequately represent what happens
on campus, disgruntled AMS club
and society members are circulating
a petition demanding that the paper
give their activities more coverage.
"I don't want to rule the paper,
but I would like a section dedicated
to the clubs specifically," said Win-
fred van der Sand, president of the
UBC sailing club.
An increase in club and society
news would make the paper more
popular with UBC students, he
The petition asks that one page
per issue be set aside for "articles
written either by members of the
club or society or the staff of The
Ubyssey about events and activities
of the various clubs and societies of
the AMS."
Van der Sand said he wants to see
club events covered as news stories.
Rick Hansen rolls into B.C. today
At 2 p.m. today Rick Hansen and
the Man in Motion World Tour will
roll into B.C.
One of Hansen's coordinators,
Joan Williams, said, "I think he
misses everything in B.C. and he is
glad to be back in his home province."
If Hansen keeps up his 30 to 35
mile per day speed, he will arrive in
Vancouver on May 21 or 22.
Since leaving Oakridge Centre on
March 21, 1985, Hansen has
covered 23,169 miles and raised
7.58 million dollars for spinal cord
research. Hansen set out to raise 10
million dollars.
Half of the interest from the trust
is to be spent on spinal cord
research and the other half will be
spent on wheel chair sports.
Only the interest from the fund
will be spent to ensure that money
will be available every year until
spinal cord research is successful,
and a cure is discovered.
"Rick has no future commitments and just wants to finish
the tour and get home," said
Hansen is going through weather
which is, "cold but pretty good and
not a lot of snow," Williams said.
Safeway stores and Esso service
stations are selling yellow ribbons
with a message to Rick on them for
a dollar. Proceeds from the sale of
the ribbons to line Hansen's route
will go to the Man in Motion Tour.
Williams said the ribbons, inspired by the song Tie a Yellow Ribbon Around the Old Oak Tree, can
be, "tied around schools, trees,
chimneys and anything else."
Williams hopes the ribbons will
line Hansen's 1732 mile route
through B.C.
He will go through Prince
George, Quesnel, Vernon, Cranbrook, Kelowna, Penticton,
Chilliwack, and then along
Highway 7A to Vancouver, and
"We're having a regatta with
SFU - it would certainly be nice to
see that covered, like a sports event
would be," he said.
Response to the petition, which
^as been circulated mostly through
the   clubs,    has   been    "really
positive," said van der Sand.
Ubyssey co-editor Michael
Groberman said he doesn't
"perceive a problem" with the
paper's coverage of clubs and
societies. •
"The petition indicates a valid
student concern but we have to be
sensitive to the needs of the entire
student population, not just one
group," said Groberman.
"As an understaffed volunteer
organisation we are often unable to
cover all the important campus
events," he said. "There are indeed
some newsworthy club events which
were not covered this year, but that
was for lack of staff, not desire,"
he said.
Another co-editor, Evelyn Jacob,
sid the paper could not afford a full
page every week for clubs.
"To devote an entire page to club
activities would take space from
other issues that ineterest
students," she said. "There are a
lot of groups there that would like
coverage and we can't please•
Several   students   interviewed
around SUB Thursday afternoon,
thought major club events should
be covered but seemed generally
uninterested in reading about club
and society activities on a semi-
weekly basis.
Dominic Kelly, pharmacy 4, said
he thought clubs were already well
serviced by the 'tween classes'.
"What would you do(with a
clubs page)?" he asked. "It would
be like a social page."
"Once or twice it would be okay
(to cover clubs)," he said. "Maybe
for major events."
Evan Williams, physical eduac-
tion 3, also said club activities
aren't of general interest, "unless
they happen to be putting on an
event that's really exciting."
"As far as the clubs are concerned the people that are involved are
into their own kind of thing," he
Clubs coverage is of interest
"mainly to people who are in the
clubs," agreed Sheila Wildeman,
arts 1. She said she preferred to
read stories with more "universal
But Tamsin Lundell, unclassified
5, thought there was a place in the
paper for club news. "I don't personally have an interest in those
things but I think it's a good thing
to cover," she said.
Lyell logging endangers lives
The contrast is effective — a
kayak barely ripples the water on a
lake cradled by virgin stands of old
growth rain forest; but on the east
side of Lyell Island in the Queen
Charlotte Islands the land is denuded of its trees leaving ugly scars.
Biologist John Broadhead, in a
talk to about forty people in the
Law building yesterday, stressed the
importance of preserving the stunning beauty that remains in what
scientists refer to as the "Canadian
"This archipelago contains 1600
km of coastline and a diversity of
habitat found in few other places in
North America. It exhibits large
numbers of unique species of plant
and animal life," said Broadhead.
These species are now in iminent
danger due to increased logging on
the island.
He said, "up to one and a half
years ago Frank Bevin, logging contractor for Western Forest Products, confined his activities to the
northern side of Lyell island leaving
the rest relatively intact.
But Bevin now seeks to extend
logging across the line environmentalists had drawn around the
pristine areas of the archipelago,
said Broadhead.
"Logging has a profound effect on
the wilderness," he said, and as an
example pointed to "the deterioration of the salmon habitat or the
outright destruction of it."
The issue of logging Lyell Island
has been intensely debated because
it involves so many interest groups
such as environmentalists, loggers,
labor groups, politicians and the
Haida Indians, said Broadhead.
Concerning the land claim issue
Broadhead   said,   "news   reports
have generally neglected the most
endangered species of all — the
Haida Indians."
The Haida, he said, consider the
fate of South Moresby to be integrally bound with the fate of their
"The degradation of the forest
constitutes the elimination of their
culture — cultural genocide, said
In recognition of the importance
of the land to the Haida, part of
South Moresby was declared a
World Heritage Site by the United
Broadhead said ' 'the Haida have
resolved that the logging that has
begun will be stopped."
But he said "nothing can be done
(to stop the logging) until the province resolves to protect the area
and this is not forthcoming immediately." Page 4
Friday, March 20,1987
Election promises come and election promises go, and although
premier Bill Vander Zalm's budget seems a progressive move away
from the tight-fisted Bill Bennett era, it comes as too little, too late
for many students in B.C.
Yesterday's budget provided $26.9 million for student aid — a 51
per cent increase on the face of it, but after four years of Social
Credit restraint measures it doesn't amount to much.
The NDP post-secondary education critic Darlene Marzari has
pointed out that only $2 million of the promised $8 million for student aid will go to loans and grants, and it is not clear who will
Minister of finance Mel Couvelier has stated in his budget that
"able" students wanting a post-secondary education "should not
have to overcome major financial barriers," but he did not give
specifics on whether needy students and students from outside the
lower mainland would be helped.
We're concerned because last year, the only students qualifying
for bursaries were students who graduated in the top thirty per
cent — not really a bursary but a scholarship by another name —
and nothing was done to improve accessibility for the majority of
students in B.C.
B.C. has the worst student aid program in Canada. The government increase is already too late for many UBC students who look
forward to starting their careers $20,000 in debt.
Triumf. Last year The Ubyssey ran a graphic about a nuclear explosion of U-235 here. B.C. Tel had an exchange jammed because
people did not understand Triumf and what it did. They thought
the cartoon was real.
In reality Triumf (Tri-University Meson Facility) performs subatomic research with pions, mesons, and pi-mesons. It also produces rare isotopes for use in radioactive tagging mainly for
medical tests in Vancouver hospitals.
But Triumf is getting old. The once world class facility is losing
ground. The federal government appears reluctant to tie itself to
funding. This reluctance is understandable as improving Triumf
would cost $480 million plus a NRC annual grant of $80 million, and
would mean the end of Ontario's domination of federal science
spending. However, this project would create 400 full-time jobs,
500 construction jobs and gain for UBC the prestige which goes
with having world-class research facilities.
As Erich Vogt, a Triumf director, said in The Vancouver Sun "It
would be the centrepiece of the province's new high-technology
The enemy is us
The recent TV series AMERIKA
(Soviet takeover) should make
every Canadian think.
A takeover in Canada would be
easier compared to the United
States of America because of our
lack of nationalism. Canadian
educators, for decades, have been
teaching the young nationalism is
something abhorrent.
Furthermore, we will have no invasion. Our takeover will come
from within — largely due to our
greedy and irresponsible politicians
in their desire for more voting
Over the years our federal
governments invited a multicultural
society into our nation. These people are encouraged, not to
assimilate — instead individual
ethnic blocks are formed. Each
power block works for its own
group. There is no working for the
well being of the country as a
whole. Amerika was split into many
territories and eventually this too
will happen in Canada.
A sage philosopher once said,
"We have seen the enemy and it is
J. McNeill
March 20, 1987
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"Captain's Log Stardate 1.17 a.m. After doing battle with our archenemies, the deviant CUPpons,
we are beaming down to explore the planet Ruskin," said the four captains, Michael Groberman, David
Ferman, Evelyn Jacob and Svetozar Kontic. "Warp Drive, Mr. Beveridge." Ensign Ross Mclaren lets
out the parking brake, Laura Busheikin shifts the clutch into second {over Dan "Scotty" Andrew's
"Me engines can't take any more of this captain!") and The Ubyssey flies off towards the new planet.
Patti Flather mans (okay, persons) the controls as the exploration team transports down to the new
planet. Days pass. A second team transports down led by Dr. Malcolm "Bones" Pearson and the impassive Vulcan Rick. They find the first team, Satlen Black, Anya White, Francoise Goor, Maria
Keating, Tim McGrady, Scot McDonald and Tony Robers dead, sacrifices to the need for "Bones" to
say the line he says in every show, (all together Star Trek fans) "He's dead, Jim." (Or "They're dead,
EvDavidSvetMikey." Whatever.)
The four captains and "Bones" turned to Rick and his magic Tricord for guidance. Quoth Rick "I
think it would be quite logical to seek our enemies in that house with the flashing neon sign reading
'Secret Hideout of Space Villains' over it."
The Ubysseyites broke in, grease pencils set on stun. Inside lurked Chew Wong, Corinne Bjorge,
Jeffrey Swartz and Jennifer Lyall, the new "space villain" collective. Immediately, a omelet pizza attacked the explorers, and they were killed! (Whaddaya mean I can't kill off the heroes? The new collective promised to feed me to tribbles if I didn't. Evidently you've never tried an omelet pizza either..."
REAL Women everywhere
Since newspaper etiquette allows
a rebuttal to be rebutted, I am entitled to respond to statements
made by Donna Stewart and June
Lythgoe in the March 6 Ubyssey article, "REAL Women claim equality from kitchen."
First of all, Donna is quoted as
saying, "We know the statistics and
Agatha is out of touch with
reality," in response to my perception of women's equality.
The wage gap that Donna refers
to, that women working full time
jobs earn 64 cents to every dollar
earned by a man, is caused for the
most part by factors other than
discrimination. It is caused by the
differences in men and women in
educational training. Despite the
fact that women have made many
advances, they still obtain fewer advanced degrees than men and acquire them in fields with less earning potential. Also, women average
a shorter work week — 35.7 hours
for women to 44 hours for men.
Besides, women are eleven times
more likely to leave the workforce
before retirement than men.
Also, women are more willing to
trade off higher paying jobs for
other benefits, i.e. greater flexibility
in entering and exiting from the
workforce, and the advantages of
indoor work.
Most important of all — Marital
Status — is the most important
reason why there is a male/female
income differential. According to
figures compiled by StatsCan from
survey data under a contract with
Vancouver-based Fraser Institute, a
comparison of incomes of never-
married men and women reveals
that salaries of never-married people are the same, regardless of sex.
The best way to assist women to
obtain higher-paying jobs is to upgrade their skills and training. As
women enter the job market, they
will be moving up to take advantage
of the higher-paid jobs, and as a
result, the ratio of women's wages
to men's will be narrowed. This in
the long run will have the most permanent and far-reaching effect in
narrowing the wage gap.
As for June Lythgoe's statement
that "REAL Women's solution
(for women going back into the
home) will lock women right back
into traditional roles . . . ." is
totally   unsubstantiated.    REAL
Women has no policy advocating
women's place as in the home.
REAL Women wants women to be
able to have choices.
We want the government to make
it possible for women to have career
choices between remaining at home
as full-time homemakers and working outside the home. At present,
government policies are directed to
supporting only the option of
women working outside the home.
I trust this will help clarify some
misconceptions regarding REAL
Women's aims, and perhaps serve
as a suggestion that Donna and
June themselves may need to get in
touch with reality before making
the kind of statements they do.
(Mrs.) Agatha Ratzlaff
Clearbrook, B.C.
Feminists are real too
I regret that you chose to describe
R.E.A.L. Women of Canada as
REAL Women in a March 6 article
(p. 8). What does that make the rest
of us? Unreal?
I regret also that two important
facts were somehow re-arranged:
One half of Canadian women
with children under three are now in
the paid workforce. Sixteen per cent
of two parent families in Canada
are able to subsist on one earned income without serious financial
Please correct these errors lest
readers think I have not done my
Finally, 1 regret that I labelled
R.E.A.L. women as "rich or financially comfortable". I should have
said, "They are in stable marriages
with stable incomes." Some of
these women, for various reasons,
make great financial sacrifices to
continue working in the home
rather than in the paid workforce.
Feminists have been trying for
years to have the value of that unpaid work recognized by the
Canada Pension Plan.
Donna Stewart
Children's garden a great project
As pleased as I was to see a story
about the Scarfe Children's Garden
(Children's garden for adult., too,
March 17/87) I was incensed to
read the comments by Gail Bryn-
Jones and Brian Roach. Any person
who has ventured into the Scarfe
Building since school returned in
January could not help but see the
signs asking for help with donations, auction items and a pre-
practicum book sale; all designed to
raise money for the Garden.
Granted these two particular people were away on practicum for the
month of February, but when they
returned to campus on March 2,
they had to notice the signs asking
for physical labour help and also
the actual beginning building stages
that occurred on the weekend.
Gary Pennington and others talked to a number of classes about the
Garden; bulletin boards both in the
main corridor of Scarfe and in the
Curriculum Laboratory were
devoted to items concerning the
Garden. A great number of people
did turn out to make the project a
success. It was indeed the work of
many, not just a few. However toe
many hid behind a thin veil of excuses such as "1 didn't hear about
the project" or "I've got too much
work to do". A major time commitment was never asked for; only
an hour or two, or whatever one
could spare.
As for me, I was glad I had the
opportunity to participate in such a
great community project and it is
truly sad that so many others
choose not to.
Todd Mundle
Library Assistant
Curriculum Laboratory
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"Unprofessional" arts graduates go places too
About to graduate from UBC
this spring with an Arts degree, I
was somewhat irritated upon
reading Mary Desbrisay's comments in the Ubyssey's "Engineering's Cool" article last week.
(March 6). I am curious to know
just what she meant when she said
that "people in arts sell themselves
short." Short of what? Perhaps k is
you, Mary, that is selling such people short.
Like many graduating students of
this university, I am well aware of
the difficulties of finding a job, but
I am not discouraged because I am
not graduating as a "professional."
I hate to answer a question with
another question, but I must ask
you — what kind of job can't you
get with an Arts degree? In your
estimation, did the president of the
Vancouver Stock Exchange sell
himself short by obtaining a
Bachelor of Arts?
Although arts graduates may not
be labelled professionals, consider
the functions and positions of "art-
sies" in society. In addition to
holding    managerial   and    ad
ministrative positions in large corporations, many arts grads go on to
own their own businesses or to run
for public office. Every textbook
which has assisted you in your pursuit of professionalism was edited
by an artsie. Moreover, someone
with an arts background taught you
how to read these textbooks. Radio
and television productions and personalities are pervaded with people
possessing Arts degrees.
I ask you Mary, do you know
what constitutes an Arts degree?
Arts students do not paint pretty
pictures and weave decorative
baskets for four years, get a degree
and then "that's all they do." What
do you think they do, curl up and
die because they aren't professionals?
Open a book Mary, read the
newspaper, turn on the television,
and then ask yourself again just
what one can do with an Arts
Kern Elmore
Arts 4
Only God can explain existence   p?
This letter is in response to Ob-
jectivist Stephen Weaver's March'
10 letter Non-existent or potential
being has no rights.
Existence exists. Hooray - finally
atheists recognize the ned for a
worldview that presupposes an absolute. Perhaps this will bring them
closer to recognizing the need for a
worldview that presupposes The
Existence exists. Ought it to exist? I agree that it ought to, but note
that this normative assertion does
not rationally follow from the
positive axiom 'existence exists".
An "is" does not yield an "ought".
For an Objectivist to arrive at his
foundational right (the right to
life), he must make a subjective
evaluation of the essence of life. He
decides that life, at least post-natal
life, is good. Another beautiful
truth imported from Theism.
Existence exists. Is everything
equally real? Is it not then equally
valuable? What is value? If there is
no personal God who creates meaningful and purposefully, we are left
with the universe only. This impersonal existence is considered by
some (e.g. Pantheists) as entirely
spiritual and by others (e.g. Objec-
tivists) as entirely material. Either
monism, whether or not it begins
with an absolute assertion, is incapable of distinguishing, identifying, or understanding existence.
For example, if Mother Theresa
and Hitler are simply manifestations of the impersonal evolution of
matter, or energy, or essence, what
shall distinguish them? Objectivism, an atheism, is in the final
analysis as relativist philosophy.
Then if we are but atoms, and
knives but atoms, and graves but
atoms, why not abort? Whoop de la
la. And why not murder generally?
The theoretical abolition of God
leads to the abolition of Humanity.
Ask Nietzsche.
May I suggest the one fundamental alternative in the universe: God
or the rejection of God which leaves
us with a monistic worldview within
which the hope for meaning
crumbles until nothing meaningful
can be asserted. God or nothing.
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account for the distinctions between   ■ ing, God". (Genesis 1:1).
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truth and falsehood, reality and
nonreality that we think through to
know existence, to understand ex-
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Friday, March 20,1987
Violent video games bring beast in youth
I'm here to talk about video
games - specifically the popular
Renegade game, although there are
many others much the same. In
Renegade, the player is a lone
fighter who must kick the shit out
of a series of streeet gangs: first, a
subway gang; second, a motorcycle
gang; next, a gang of women with
chains and clubs; then a gang of
blacks with knives, and so on. . .
When one connects there is a grisly
crunching sound, and when one
finishes a man or woman off (usually accomplished by battering him or
her repeatedly while he or she is
down) he or she screams
This game is one of the most
popular in the UBC arcade and
causes most people to giggle and
even cackle and snarl, especially
when it comes to beating on the
women - people seem to take a
perverse pleasure in the sexual
equality of the game.
As with most of these "games",
the motto is Beat (or Shoot) The
Piss Out Of Anything That Either
Moves Or Doesn't Move. It's alive
-kill it! It's dead - kill it again to
make sure!
One may argue that it is better to
have violent acts committed in the
simulated world of video than on
the streets; but it would be even better to have no violence at all. Some
claim that violent urges can be
satisfied by these games, but, on the
contrary the nature of these games
is such that it is not possible to win
of the many different means we use
to bring out the beast in our youth:
the Transformers, an animated
robotic army of death-defying
killers, entertain our young ones
before they eat the cow or pig they
have just stroked on their friendly
entirely - the level of difficulty
gradually increases until one is
defeated, usually resulting in
frustration and the desire for
revenge (often manifested in
physical attacks on the machines
The games, then, are actually a
source of violence rather than a way
of satisfying violent urges. I am not
claiming that all video games are
dangerous, but violent games
should be taken off the market and
destroyed. Many involve encounters with aliens; the player
usually extends his hand to the
stranger, but there is always a gun
in it. As for the hand-eye coordination improvement argument: better
to bounce balls.
It should be noted that violent
video games are only one example
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field-trip to the farm; the comic
books (comic: "of comedy" -
Webster's) are full of great strapping young men such as Conan the
Barbarian who slaughters with
either a sword or his bare hands,
before having his way with some
swooning half-naked wench.
Our children are swamped with
this garbage, and now more than
ever, because we have the means to
mass produce it, to send it to all the
corners of the earth. Soon we'll
have all the 'primitives' not only on
their knees before our self-created
God - who must be wishing He
hadn't created such a bunch of
snivelling sycophants (or
bootlickers if you prefer) - but we'll
have their children armed to the
teeth and drowned in Sylvester
Stallone's bodily waste.
Our society is committing a terrible crime against all children, as
well as adults. To those responsible:
if you worship God, I hope that He
exists - because only He really
knows how to punish . . . but then
again, that is how our society and
its God has brought me up to think,
isn't it. Punishment won't accomplish anything; we must learn
to think, and we must create an environment for our young ones (and
old ones) which makes thinking
possible. A first step might be the
removal of Renegade. Can I do it?
Oh no, there I go again . . (AR-
RGHH!) . . .
Martin Dawes
music 3
P.S. A second step might be the
removal of this God idea - to contradict Nietzsche in the words of
Star Trek's Bones: "He's not quite
dead, Jim -(but I'm a doctor, not a
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Artists turn warehouse to auction
They may have been evicted from
their own warehouse studios, but
last Saturday many of Vancouver's
leading artists converged on a
former warehouse turned gallery
for a day-long benefit auction to
assist their cause.
Celebrity auctioneers, among
them James Barber, Ferron,
Ramona Beauchamp and Hugh
Pickett, pawned off works by over
50 Vancouver artists, including
Toni Onley, Bill Reid, Lori
Goldberg, David Anfield, Mandad,
and Haruko Okano.
The fundraiser, held at the Jacqueline M Gallery on Beatty St.,
raised money for Artists for
Qeative Environments (ACE), a
new organization formed to lobby
for better working and living conditions for the city's most creative
ACE was established last fall
after a now infamous expulsion of
visual artists and musicians from
the warehouse at 339 Railway
Street. Bordered on the north by
the railroad tracks which edge along
the harbour front, and on the south
by the run-down Powell Street strip
known as Japantown, The Railway
Street warehouses are not exactly
prime pieces of real estate. They
have often sat vacant.
According to ACE member Brian
Lynch, the buildings have become
attractive to artists over the past
few years because of the nature of
their interior space. "Visual artists
require good light and big open
spaces to do their work," says
Lynch, a photographer who works
out of a Gastown area warehouse.
Yet problems have arisen because
artists have chosen to live in
warehouse spaces which are often
not zoned for residential use and do
not meet city housing safety standards. The result has been a
dramatic history of artists masking
their activities from city inspectors.
"You lie to him or you don't let
him in," is how Lynch typifies artist's attitudes.
Conflicts between artists and inspectors, exacerbated because of
Expo related housing problems,
reached a head last September with
the eviction at 339 Railway, which
was followed by expulsions at 343
Railway, 560 Cambie, and
Lynch argues that it was City
Hall and not artists who altered the
rules of the game, resulting in last
fall's unprecedented events. "The
coincidental parallel with our situation and the political pressure on
City Hall to do something about illegal suites left artists stuck in the
However, ACE is quick to commend the city for the quiet progress
made over the past six months. Sensitive to the needs of performing artists as well as painters and
sculptors, ACE has been pressing
for a preferred zoning regulation
which would accomodate both live-
in studios and time-share rehearsal
ACE plans to use the proceeds of
last weekend's benefit to increase
their public profile. "We need a
storefront so that people can drop
by," says ACE founding member
Liz Gilbert, an arts administrator.
"But our main objective is to bring
the community together, and let
people know what we are doing."
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Cerovsek UBC recital salutes two musical masters
"I don't believe in talent," Harry
Adaskin says quietly, relaxing with his wife
Frances amid vast bookcases and a stunning
collection of modern paintings. "We all
have the potential — it is simply an
awareness that has to be dragged out."
with Harry and Frances Adaskin
presiding at a benefit concert
featuring Corey Cerovsek
UBC Recital Hall
Harry is an accomplished violinist, his
wife an accomplished pianist. They moved
to Vancouver in 1946 when Harry was appointed the first department head of UBC's
new music department. Prior to that, in
Toronto, Harry had been a founding
member of one of the first Canadian
chamber groups to gain international
recognition, the Hartt House Quartett. He
was also a radio and television music commentator.
Looking back on their colourful careers
as professional musicians, Harry, 84, and
Frances agree on one thing: music is a life's
study, really a process of patient spiritual
growth, a discovery from within whose
culmination is musicianship.
The story of Harry's personal quest for
this discovery (detailed in his very readable
autobiography, A Fiddler's World, and its
sequel A Fiddler's Choice consists of a
series of pivotal experiences over his seventy
years as a violinist.
One of the earliest incidents he
remembers of this nature was a violin lesson
from a French violinist. Harry had to begin
a piece which opened with a violin playing a
solitary long note before the accompanie-
ment joined in. The teacher cut him off
even before the piano entered and told him
bluntly that the note he'd played hadn't
meant anything. Taken aback Harry asked
how he could make it meaningful. He was
told, "il faut chercher": you must search.
For the first time he began to realize that to
strive for musicality was to strive from
within; that to be a musician one needed
great patience, finding personal means for
spiritual growth.
"Technical skill is comparatively easy to
acquire," Harry adds. "To be an artist you
need to be- aware of something more —
that's the stumbling block. Technical
brilliance is simply not enough." He illustrates this with a revealing experience he
i( Technical skill is comparatively easy to acquire.
To be an artist you need to
be aware of something
had as one of the judges in a large
American violin competition- "We had
fifty-four technically brilliant performers,"
he says, "and none were musicians. The
judges refused to award a first prize."
"There will never be many," his wife
Frances adds, "because it is so hard to draw
it out from the blood, so to speak."
The Adaskins' approach to life echoes
their approach to music. They have a comfortable awareness of art. Their home is
simply furnished, spacious and airy, with a
large grand piano on one side of the living
room, and plenty of room for the plants,
art works and books that make it a place
for reflection /
Though Harry protests he knows little
about "art", he displays a keen eye for
painting, and over the years has put
together a superb collection of original
Canadian work. He pauses before each
with the practiced pleasure of the con-
The Adaskins have a care-free relaxation
that is very refreshing. This and their lively
humour seems to have served them well in
the cut-throat competition of the musical
world. Successes have come more as
delightful surprises than as exepcted
rewards; their responses remain joyfully
bereft of egotism.
By the time they were established musicians in their fifties, and living in Vancouver, the Adaskins decided it was "about
time" they played a recital in New York.
The New York critics have a reputation for
being the very worst — not afraid to be
brutal, or to damn with cynical understatement. For this reason, Harry explains, it
was important not to give such a recital too
early. But finally they wanted to see what
was the worst that could be thrown at them.
' 7 suddenly realized I'd lost
the nervous energy I needed
to play."
As it happened, "the worst" was worth
waiting for. Both the New York Times and
the Herald Tribune paid tribute to their
"fine unanimity of spirit", "skill and
understanding", and gave perhaps the
sweetest praise: "Mr. Adaskin and his wife
played everything beautifully." Later
tributes to their skill were to include
honourary degrees from UBC and
Dalhousie University, and finally the Order
of Canada in 1974 and 1976.
As a result of their New York performance, Frances was offered a prestigious
position as an accompanist in New York,
but she refused. "I wasn't sure I wanted to
do nothing but play for young musicians
on-the-make," she says.
Harry is a born raconteur, and both in
person and in his writing maintains an easy
candour and humourous flair. Some of his
most interesting anecdotes concern the
great musicians and artists he and his wife
have known personally_, among them Ravel,
Copland, Stravinsky, Fritz Kreisler, Isaac
Stern, Emily Carr, and Lawren Harris.
Once, during an Adaskin performance of
one- of Copland's works, the composer
himself was in the audience and came
backstage to speak with Harry and Frances.
Harry remembers Copland referring to one
particularly tricky bit of interpretive timing:
"I bared my soul at that spot, and I always
hoped no one would notice it — but you
did." It is a moment Harry cherishes.
At 86, Harry Adaskin remains articulate,
an appealing personality with a sparkling
wit, shared by his wife. He set aside his
violin at seventy-seven after seventy years
of playing. Doing nothing by halves, he put
his violin away for good; and sold it. "I
suddenly realized I'd lost the nervous
energy I needed to play." Few would have
been able fo bow out so gracefully.
The Adaskins will preside at a concert being held in their honour at the UBC Recital
Hall (tonight at 8 p.m.), a fund-raising effort for a new string scholarship established
in their names. The young violinist Corey
Cerovsek will perofrm for the event, a
meaningful contrast.
Whatever spiritual awareness as a musician has meant to Harry, he has embraced
it, fulfilled it, and finally set it gently aside.
For Corey, the task still awaits, and the
musical world hovers greedily to see
whether that bud of "something more"
grows to greatness; whether he has the
perception and endurance to emerge from
within. Page 8
Friday, March 20,1987
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an inspired Richard
Direction clicks
In the theatrical world one often
hears talk of the "Director's
vision", but unfortunately one less
often sees evidence of such a thing.
Competent directors produce shows
that display mere competence,
whimsical directors produce shows
that display whims, correct directors produce shows that display correctness.
Richard II
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jerry Turner
Angus Bowmer Theatre
Ashland, Oregon
until September 4
And one occasionally finds visionary directors with splendid visions of everything except the play
that they are directing. A vision is
no good if it deforms rather than informs a play.
The Ashland Festival's Richard
II, then, appears to be a precious
rarity: it clearly exhibits the unity
and power conferred by a director
who possesses an enlightened and
accurate vision. Director Jerry
Turner's innovations with
Shakespeare's text are minimal but
profound, and bring the production
closer to the essence of the play,
rather than farther away from it.
The production begins and ends
with a chilling, ritualistic dance of
death. Cloaked figures gesture and
twist across the stage, grasping and
pulling at each other. Beneath a
hood a skull leers at the other
dancers, and at the audience. The
dance heightens our sense that the
play is about one man's death
throes, about the desperate and
spirited dance that Richard performs in the face of his depositions
and death.
The play proper then begins not
at the beginning, with Richard
reigning glorious at the height of his
power, but with one of Richard's
monologues, lifted from the end of
the play. Richard, stripped of his
crown, his rich robes, and his glory,
huddles on the floor of his prison
cell, soliloquizing on such matters
as life, death, and time. With the
lines, "Thus play I in one person
many people,/And none contented;
sometimes am I King", Richard
rises, is enrobed and crowned by attendants, and becomes King. The
whole play, then, up until the last
scene, is presented as a flashback,
the memory of a deposed king.
This  twist  of perspective suits.
Richard's tale. We see Richard's
story interpreted by his imagination
(for memory is a function of im
agination). This is appropriate since
he conducted his kingship according to the dictates of his imagination rather than those of political
Richard's imagination is intensely
theatrical and poetic. In the words
of Walter Pater, Shakespeare's
Richard is "an exquisite poet if he is
nothing else . . . able to see all
things poetically, to give a poetic
turn to his conduct of them." By
attributing all of Shakespeare's
poetic vision to Richard's memory,
Turner simply draws attention to
Richard's poetic imagination.
Much of the tension — and thus
the interest — of the play emanates
from the conflict the audience feels
between condemning Richard as a
poor King, out of touch with reality, and applauding him as heroic in
his ideals, his magnificent speeches,
and in the dazzling splendor with
which he falls from power.
Richard's failure as a king, and his
success as a poetic, mythic hero,
both spring from his insistence on
living in his imagination. Turner's
situation of the play within
Richard's imagination is thus consistent with the dynamics of the
Of course it takes more than
theoretically sound directorial decisions to make a great production,
and Ashland's Richard II has all the
elements of good theatre. The acting is uniformally excellent. In particular, Rex Rabold as Richard offers an inspired performance, and
Dan Kroner as John of Gaunt gives
a riveting performance in his deathbed scene.
Perhaps the greatest quality
shared by all of the actors is the attention they give to speaking their
lines well. This is no small feat with
Shakespeare's language. The actors
preserve the cadences and poetry of
the words, yet they never — and
this is a tricky balance — lose their
character and emotional integrity in
their enunciation.
The production uses only One set,
which is simple, with a fairy-tale
like tower, and a high platform
across the back of the stage, which
creates a second level. This upper
level is used sparingly and effectively to create added drama in crucial
scenes. A backdrop shows a circular
map of England around which
revolves a bronze sun which rises
and sets as Richard's fortunes rise
and fall. Such symbolism is perhaps
a bit heavy-handed, but luckily not
very distracting.
Indeed lack of distraction seems
to be a guiding principle for this
production. The blocking is so
perfect that it is indiscernible; the
costumes fulfill their function effectively and do no more; the lighting
manipulates moods and focus profoundly but unobtrusively; the set
and props are simple. All the
elements add rather than distract
from the first class performance of
the actors, who, with their native
talents augmented by fine directing,
truly do justice to Shakespeare's
DiLORETO, MEYER . . . controlled anarchy
Painful laughter
The Hostage, Irish playwright
Brendan Behan's last play, is a funny and entertaining comedy that
looks at the struggle of ordinary
people to enjoy their lives amidst
Ireland's religious and political turmoil.
The Hostage
By Brendan Behan
Directed by Michael Kevin
Angus Bowmer Theatre
Ashland, Oregon
until July 12, then
September 13 - October 29
The play is set in I960, in a
Dublin boarding house called "The
Hole". Pat, an ex-I.R.A. member,
and his common-law wife, Meg
Dillon, run the house. They are
landlords to a fantastic group of
characters: Monsewer, a crazy but
harmless Irishman who was Pat's
commander in the Easter Rebellion;
Rio Rita, a transvestite; her "john"
for the evening, Princess Grace; a
Russian sailor; Mulleady, a good
Christian with one hand on the bible and another on Miss Gilchrist, a
sex-starved evangelist; Teresa, the
maid, recently discharged from the
convent; an I.R7A. officer, and his
aid Feargus O'Conner, and their
hostage, a kidnapped British
soldier, Leslie Williams.
Add to this four musicians, The,
Scruffy Lumpers, and one receives1
an idea of the controlled anarchy in
Behan's three hour, three act play.
Act one introduces the characters.
Much beer is consumed, and songs
sung as boarders drift into their
rooms with Pat chasing after his
rent money. Monsewer enters and
plays awful bagpipes. The audience is introduced to the fact that
an 18 year old I.R.A. member is
sentenced to hang in Belfast the
next day.
Act two develops the plot. The
I.R.A. kidnaps a British soldier,
Leslie, and brings him to The Hole,
an I.R.A. safe house. Leslie, in
turn, falls in love with Teresa, and
the boarders shower Leslie with
kindness, much to the inept I.R.A.
officer's dismay.
The action peaks in act three.
Meg rails against the world's injustice and Pat tries unsuccessfully to convince Leslie and himself
that Leslie will not die if the I.R.A.
prisoner is hanged in Belfast. Leslie
asks Teresa to save him, and
Teresa's conscience is torn between
her love for Leslie and her hatred of
informers. The act, and play, end in
Leslie's death.
Behan's comic edge is not lost,
however. Some of the play's best
songs are in act three. Included are
"We're queer because we're here,"
"Don't muck it up, Kruschev,"
and an audience sing-along of
When Irish Eyes are Smiling.
The comic nature of The Hostage
is deliberate. Behan throws important ideas at the audience while they
are entertained. As Behan is quoted
in the program:
"... the music hall is the thing to
aim for, I've always thought. T.S.
Eliot wasn't far wrong when he said
that the main problem of the
dramatist today was to keep his audience amused; and that while they
were laughing their heads off, you
could be up to any bloody thing
behind their backs; and it was what
you were doing behind their bloody
backs that made your play great."
Behan uses song, and jokes to insinuate his anti-war, and anti-
religious message into his
audience's mind.
It is the actors, though, that carry
the day, and what a performance
they give. The play is always entertaining, always interesting, and
always funny.
Penny Metropulos as Meg
Dillon, and Douglas Markkanen as
Pat give outstanding performances.
Both actors sing and dance well, but
it is Metropulos's spirited and sorrowful song at the beginning of act
three that steals the show.
Her inspiration springs, it seems,
from the well of hardship common
to Irish women, and her voice
touches the audience's souls.
Her role and Markkanen's role,
A theatre festival from out of nowhere
It is an established American
tourist centre where last year oyer
300,000 people came to witness
spectacle, fantasy, enormous
creativity . . . and they didn't see
Mickey Mouse.
The theatre festival that receives
the second largest attendance of all
non-profit repertory theatres in the
United States is in Ashland,
Oregon, population 15,000, in the
middle of nowhere. Ashland is 350
miles from Portland, 350 miles
from San Francisco, and over 600
miles from Vancouver. And this
festival, in its 52nd season, is not
only a destination for theatre enthusiasts but, according to associate
director Pat Patton, "a destination
theatre for actors."
Last summer, a full page article
in Time magazine called the festival
"a giant hidden treasure."
This season, which runs from
February to October, will present
eleven plays, in three theatres, for a
total of 681 performances. Richard
II, Brendan Behan's The Hostage,
Alan Ayckbourn's Taking Steps,
and Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops
to Conquer opened at the two indoor theatres last month. Plays still
to come include A Midsummer's
Night's Dream and Macbeth, which
will open on the outdoor
Elizabethan stage in June, the
South African play "Master
Harold" . . . and the boys, which
opens next week, and Sam
Shepard's Curse of the Starving
Class, which opens at the end of
UBC's department of continuing
education will lead a group to
Ashland for the fifteenth consecutive year. Says trip organizer
Ethel Barton, "The plays are absolutely first class."
The original idea to take a group
to Canada's Stratford Festival pro
ved impossible because of cost. So
they go to Oregon. "It's much
cheaper to go there," says Barton,
"and we can stay at the Southern
Oregon State College for $100 for a
week, including breakfast."
Indeed the city, which has grown
up with its festival, offers accommodations on campgrounds, a
youth hostel, a wide range of
hotels, the college (which was there
before the festival), and British
style bed and breakfasts. With the
festival lasting eight months, tourist
season almost never ends.
In 1934, an English prof at the
See page 11: AN AGRESSIVE
Purposeless fluff
excellent as they are, do not overshadow the rest of the cast.
Demetra Pittman as Miss Gilchrist,
plays the sterotypical sex-starved
Christian spinster perfectly. Pitt-
man rises to the occasion when
needed, but does not overact her
part, even when drunk.
Brad Moniz, as Mulleady, has the
funniest role of the show. After
spending most of the play as an uptight, sin-conscious, sexually
frustrated Christian fundamentalist, he appears in act three wearing lime green bell bottom pants, a
chain link belt, and a lime green
flower patterned shirt open to the
waist. Moniz then proceeds to
dance with the gay entourage to
"We're here because we're queer",
a song that has the audience convulsed in laughter.
The two youngsters of the play,
Ursula Meyer as Teresa, and Dante
DiLoreto, as Leslie, act well. Both
manage to capture a youthful air,
and add an air. of innocence to their
characters; innocents in a world of
sin and deprivation.
Last, but not least, the band
should be mentioned. The Snuffy
Lumpers play well and add the air
of festivity that surrounds The
that he should be congratulated.
Somehow director Michael Kevin
manages to control the play's anarchy and make it presentable. For
that he should be contratulated.
The scenic designer, as well,
should be noted. William
Bloodgood has constructed a three
storey masterpiece, including living
room and three bedrooms visible to
the audience.
One criticism is that Teresa's and
Leslie's relationship develops in a
contradiction. At first both are
madly in love, then it seems sex is
the basis of their relationship, two
orphans combatting a world of
loneliness; then it seems like true
love again. Director Kevin should
certainly have clarified what appears to be a solid, sincere relationship amidst a sea of confusion.
However, that is a minor flaw,
compared to the overall quality of
the show. Ashland's production of
The Hostage is a tour de force, indeed; a funny, and enjoyable,
quality production.
Ashland has taken a typically
long, tedious, dramatically insubstantial Restoration comedy and
lifted it to a height of light entertainment, with cartoon sets, bright,
puffy costumes, and delightfully
overblown performances.
Richard L. Hay's backdrop is a
brightly coloured mural depicting
three houses and a blue, sunny sky.
The house fronts pop out from the
mural, and move forward to form
the walls of the tavern, then the sitting room. Pieces of the stage rise
up and descend, and a large concrete ornamental garden fountain
rises from the stage for the climactic
garden scene.
She Stoops to Conquer
By Oliver Goldsmith
Directed by Walter Schoen
Angus Bowmer Theatre
Ashland, Oregon
until October 31
The story is classic Restoration
farce. It is set, in the homes of the
idle rich, and gently mocks the airs
and status-consciousness of the upper class — the group for whom
these plays were originally
Young Marlow travels to the
country, to the estate of his father's
friend Hardcastle, where he is to
meet and wed Hardcastle's
daughter Kate. On his way to the
house, Young Marlow visits a
tavern where Hardcastle's
mischievous stepson, Tony Lumpkin, explains the Hardcastle estate
is quite some distance off, but that
he might stay the night at a nearby
inn ... and he sends Young Marlow
SICULAR . . . filling the stage with the child's joy
to the Hardcastle estate.
Young Marlow treats Hardcastle,
whom he believes to be an innkeeper, with disdain, and chases
his daughter Kate, whom he
believes to be a barmaid. Hardcastle is aghast at the rude behavior of
his friend's son.
The real keys to this successful
show are the performances.
William McKereghan's Hardcastle
is all hot air and bombast, his
disbelief of Young Marlow's
behaviour clearly evident in his contorted face.
Caren Graham is excellent as his
gossiping, nervous,  frazzled wife
Stealing this show, and filling the
stage with the child's joy in
misbehavior, is Robert Sicular's
over-grown little boy, Tony Lumpkin. The audience shares his
delight as confusion, born of his insolence, mounts.
Hay's set and Jeannie Davidson's
stuffy; ornate period clothes create
the cartoon effect director Walter
Schoen is pursuing.
And the over-dramatics, the big,
■full-body reactions, clear, unsubtle
facial expressions, and distinctive
walks point to a director's careful
Alan Ayckbourn goes to an awful
lot of trouble to think up zany antics for his boring characters to get
involved in so that one riotous
climax of confusion will ensue.
In the case of Taking Steps, well-
performed by the Oregon
Shakespeare Festival, he comes up
with an original bit of business:
steps. We know he's proud of his
clever concept, cause he put it in the
The set is a three storey house in
England, all rendered on one level.
That is, the furniture for the three
rooms is all set up on the stage,
joined by a level series of step-sized
bits of carpet, upon which the actors "step", as if actually climbing
stairs. The spiral staircase, joining
the bedroom level to the attic, is
suggested by wedge shaped pieces
of carpet on the floor, set around a
tall pole which runs from floor to
ceiling. The audience, situated
above and around the stage on
risers, can see the "steps" clearly.
Damn it's clever. Damn. . .
Oh, the plot, Yes, of course.
There's a plot too. It's about this
woman, Elizabeth, who wants to
leave her husband,  Roland,  and
Taking Steps
By Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Pat Patton
Black Swan Theatre
Ashland, Oregon
until June 27, then
September 2 - October 30
leaves a good-bye note, and decides
to come back, but Roland has read
the note and, depressed, decides to
sleep in the attic where Elizabeth's
brother's girlfriend is hiding, and
Roland's lawyer sleeps in the
masterbedroom, and Elizabeth
comes back and sleeps with him, instead of her husband, and the nervous lawyer believes her to be the
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MICHAEL KEVIN, ALPER . . . damn, it's clever Page 10
Eerie Chameleons
It's just coincidence,
Well you can talk that way
But I have to say
I don't believe in it.
The Chameleons
With the drivel of contemporary music sticking its head deep into our,
pocketbooks and our minds, it's nice to know there are some things you can1
still count on.
The Town Pump came alive last Friday as a sold out crowd experienced
some of the best music around. The
Chameleons, a four piece band out of
Manchester, displayed their artistic
sound to an appreciative audience, some
The Chameleons,
with The Mighty Lemon Drops,
A Merry Cow, and Pure Joy
The Town Pump
March 13
of which had been waiting years to see
this rich band make their debut in this
country. They deliver some of the most
classically textured songs coming our
way, but until recently have enjoyed only limited success in North America.
Their style is acoustic, sometimes
dreamy and always original, although
they have been compared to Echo and
the Bunnymen and The Cure, of which
they are neither.
Mark Burgess sjngs, writes, and plays
bass guitar for the band, and is a driving
force behind their live performances.
Together with Reggie Smith on electric
and acoustic guitars, Dave Fielding on
guitar and strings, and John Lever on
drums, their interpretive lyrics and
sometimes eerie tones may be more comparable to earlier progressive music coming out of England, if a comparison is
needed at all.
The band broke into the recording
scene in mid 1982, and their debut
album, Script of the Bridge, was released in 1983. The tracks soared in and out
of melody and pace,  scratching rock
sounds combining with ethereal pauses.
It was neither dark nor light, but an intricate exploration into the existence of
both. It was followed up with What
Does Anything Mean? Basically in 1985,
and the newest release Strange Times.
Finally, it seems the band is getting the
backing and airplay it deserves.
Clearly, the vocals of Burgess carried
the crowd into The Chameleons' world.
The band was really tight (which was my
one worry when entering the venue,
since the style of this music can easily be
overly distorted), filled with an expression that provided a nice contrast to the
subdued personalities of their opening
band, The Mighty Lemon Drops.
The Drops were intense, although
they occasionally bordered on the sullen,
looking like they really were wondering
why they were there, but gave powerful
renditions of All the Way and Hypnotized, to a pleased audience. If this is an indication of their stamina, they'll be
around for a long time.
The two opening acts, Merry Cow,
and Pure Joy, both got the crowd warmed up, but it was Pure Joy that garnered
the most reactions from the audience,
delivering a powerful and sincere show
to the early comers (see interview,
The party lasted long into the morning, the audience especially appreciated
hearing a lot of the material from the
Chameleons' first album, although they
hesitated to play their current hit Tears,
which a lot of the audience was waiting
for. Nonetheless, The Chameleons
delivered an entranced evening of emotionally power-packed rock.
Puget sound makes inlets
Seattle's Pure Joy, which opened
for The Chameleons show Friday
night, is a young band looking forward to a bright future in the music
business. Relaxed and tight, they
gave the audience what they were
looking for, and received a great
reception from new listeners on
what was their "first international
PURE JOY ALIVE. . .looking for a record deal.
Tin Men's Cadillac-solid fins a-gleaming   '(??©rv'ew
C7^ O        with Pure Joy,
There are three outstanding
elements in Tin Men: Richard
Dreyfuss, Roland Gift, and the era,
1962. Certainly Barbara Hershey
(of Hannah and Her Sisters) and
Danny DeVito turn in no little
dramatic effort, but it is those first
three that save this tale of feuding
aluminum siding salesman from being a forgettable comedy.
Tin Men
Written   and   directed   by   Barry
Capitol 6, Richport
At first Tin Men threatens to be
nothing but escalating violence
passing for humour. Wham! See
Tilly (DeVito) hit Babowski's
(Dreyfuss) new Cadillac with his
own new Caddy! See each scream
and threaten to get even on the
other. What fun, what action. But a
fight between two tin hustlers is
hardly writer Barry (Diner) Levin-
son's point.
What this movie really delivers
best is a vision and sound of 1962.
Sights like a parking lot lined with
shiny Cadillacs, identical fins
a-gleaming. Bouncing, infectious
sounds like "La Bamba" by Richie
Valens, or the irresistable lament of
the bar-room singer played by
Roland Gift. A performer and
backbeat that media exposure has
fixed in the eighties, appearing in a
1962 bar, can hook a teenaged
viewer right into the movie.
Then Babowski comes dancing
through the smoke in his-seersucker
suit, his rhythym perfect to Gift's
song. Women are succumbing to
the smooth charm that has sold him
so much siding when — a-ha! — he
sights Tilly and they charge out into
the street, threatening each other
Both DeVito and ah, especially
Dreyfuss, are superbly cast into
their responses. In fact, the entire
picture has acquired a retrospective
glow of good production values and
professional acting. Barbara Her-
shey's unsure, newly-independent
wife is a solid if not understated
Unfortunately for the audience,
Tin Men fades in the end. It's too
bad that all of its accomplished feel
brings a well-developed plot up to a
such an unexceptional ending. It's
as if Tin Men was intended to be the
first of several parts, but the author
lost interest towards the end. Instead of forming a coherent thesis,
Tin Men remains a lively collection
of well-crafted scenes.
Maybe this reviewer has been
brainwashed by academe, but dammit, what's the point of Tin Men? It
could be argued that Tin Men merely presents an evocation of the early
sixties without dictating a deeper
meaning. Compared to a lot of cur-
.rent movies, this should be enough.
Critically speaking, the Cadillac-
solid body of Tin Men is more
.substantial in look and feel than a
Chevette full of cute eighties
comedy-adventures. Tin Men is
built solid and runs smooth, but
please Mr. Author, won't you give
that Caddy some destination?
with Pure Joy,
a rising Seattle band,
who performed at
The Town Pump
March 13
Rusty     Willoughby,      Jim
ing for three bands in a new venue
out of town, but feel the show went
very   well.   Most   of   the   crowd
agreed.  The band says that they
have always received good reviews
wherever they have played, and are
thankful for the increased support
the community has given them.
However, they have yet to sign on
with a label, which is one of their
primary goals at the moment, in
order to be able to continue making
The Chameleons themselves went
backstage after Pure Joy's show to
congratulate them on their sound.
What Pure Joy hope to see now is
some real change in the flavour of
college music in the area. "The college scene changed after REM, and
The college scene changed after R.EM.'
Honeycutt, Randy Willoughby and
Lisa King formed the band a little
over a year ago with a desire to, as a
team, combine various rhythms
they were being exposed to and put
together a fresh sound that stayed
true to an alternative mood while
still being able to attract a varied
With determination to get a
record deal, the band members took.
out a loan and compiled a four song
E.P. (self-titled). Songs such as The
Attempt (inspired by a suicide
note), Courage,, and Ocean, combine a heavy beat with echoing
vocals, and the band says they have
been influenced by such groups as
The Chameleons, The Jam, XTC,
and early Genesis.
They expressed some fear open-
hopefully the alternative scene will
grow into something really substantial at such places as The U. of
Washington and universities up
here," lead singer Rusty
Willoughby says.
Their debut album has had considerable airplay on local stations
and have collected a loyal following. Overall, they work well on
stage together, opening recently for
such other groups as The
Pretenders and Billy Bragg.' They
are especially impressed with Vancouver audiences and hope to get
back up here again soon.
The band, voted Best Unsigned
Band in CMJ Seattle's 1986 poll,
claim Oral Roberts has told them
that if they don't get a record deal
within a year that they will die. Friday, March 20, 1987
Page 11
An aggressive pursuit of first class talent
McNALLY. . .would do on soap
From page 8
teachers college got a city grant of
$400 to stage two Shakespearean
plays, for three performances each,
over the Fourth of July weekend.
The prof, Angus Bowmer, remained artistic director of the festival for
35 years, turning it over to current
artistic director Jerry Turner 16
years ago.
Patton attributes part of the
festival's success to its approach to
the   classics.   He   describes   the
Oregon Shakespeare Festival as "a
classic theatre, literary theatre,
playwright's theatre. We devote a
lot of energy to what the playwright
had in mind." He says that does not
mean their productions are staid, or
unimaginative. "The last Julius
Caesar was set in a third world
country, with Uzzi machine guns
and sunglasses."
Ashland has become important in
the development of American
theatre. It holds auditions across
the country, including at a number
of graduate drama programs, and it
invites the artistic directors of other
companies to come to Ashland to
audition the company.
Patton says the festival "tries to
stay aggressive" in its acquisition of
talent. "One of the things we try to
do as a means of adding to the
strong professional basis of the
company" is to audition at theatre
school, "to get good, strong, committed people."
One of those committed people is
Joe McNally, a 27-year-old college
actor who Patton auditioned at the
University of Washington, in Seattle, two years ago. He's pleased to
be in Ashland. "It has a great
reputation on the west coast. I feel
very lucky to be here." McNally
considers Ashland a good, respectable professional start, and a place
to be seen by other directors. "Just
like it attracts thousands of people
from Seattle and L.A., it also attracts directors."
He's in two shows currently run-
\ning, Richard II and The Hostage.
The summer shows, performed on
the outdoor Elizabethan stage, have
not yet been cast. He hopes to be in
one. That would mean he would
have no more than two consecutive
days off in the ten months he lives
in Ashland. Fortunately, he likes
"I love to go hiking and go biking, going up the mountains
skiing," he says. His friends are the
festival people, and people from the
He finds the people who live in
Ashland friendly and supportive.
"People say 'I saw your show last
year.' They welcome you and want
to get to know you. People feel
comfortable coming up to,  and
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talking to, actors."
Before coming to Ashland, still a
student at the University of
Washington, McNally performed at
a Shakespeare Festival in Idaho. "I
enjoyed it a lot," he says. "The
crowd is a little different from the
audiences here."
In Idaho, he says, plays are performed outdoors, the audience sitting on the lawn. "They're very
much a participatory audience,"
says McNally, "They bring their
dinner, and candles*/ grapes, and
wine. You get immediate
He feels fortunate to have
Ashland on his resume when he
heads to New York. He considers
going to New York another way of
getting seen. "I don't have the
money to fly around and audition,
but if I'm in New York, I can audi
tion for theatres around the country." He says that casting directors
from across the United States audition actors in New York.
New York also offers something
Ashland, and the stage in general,
does not: lots of money. "I'd very
much like to do film, t.v., soaps,
commercials. I think I have high artistic goals, but I still need to live."
He says he understands it is possible to do a soap during the day, and
the stage at night.
McNally may be gone after only
two seasons. Patton, who came to
Ashland as a young actor in 1964,
doesn't intend to leave, but will
continue to cast young actors, and
maintain the high quality of theatre
in Ashland. Both represent an increasing influence which a theatre
festival from out of nowhere is having on American theatre.
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Bit of British fluff a
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From page 9
ghost of a prostitute who was killed
in the house years before, and it's
just a rollicking good time, as you
can well imagine.
And those stairs are so clever.
Damn, they're clever. Really. . .
Richard L. Hay's set is excellent,
works well, looks beautiful, and
uses the stairs effectively. He's
clever too.
Linda Alper is a very funny
Elizabeth. She is a very intense,
serious dancer, played with an air
of Carol Burnett's silent screen actress character Nora Desmond. She
dances about the house, showing
off her limited talent, appearing
quite mad.
Philip Davidson is constantly
befuddled, furrowing his large
brow as Elizabeth's rejected husband   Roland.    His   character   is
reminiscent of James Mason's Dr.
Watson. He reads his wife's departure note, questions its authenticity,
and whether it is a joke by
Elizabeth, then decides, with a concerned, serious expression, "It
can't be a joke, cause she's got no
sense of humour."
Torrey Hanson, as Tristram, the
very nervous, tense, young solicitor
bumps and crashes into things and
people all the time as he moves
awkwardly about the set. Hanson
orchestrates his movement
Director Pat Patton has left a flat
play flat. His set is uncreative, the
movement and timing typical of t.v.
situation comedies. But then the
choice of doing this play in the first
place might have been to give the
Ashland season one bit of dumb,
current, fluff. If this was the intent,
Patton has been wildly successful.
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travel all over Britain. A 15-day pass
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Going YourWay!
If you are in third or fourth year and you're looking
for a career in the business world, come see us. We're
Chartered Accountants from downtown firms who will be
on campus March 26 to talk about career possibilities in
one of the most stable professions — chartered
There are jobs available in chartered accountancy for
non-Commerce grads from all disciplines. Chartered
Accountants come from all backgrounds, bringing new
skills and diversity to this growing dynamic profession.
Chartered Accountants set the standard for
accounting and auditing in Canada and, because of their
education and training, are in demand by business around
the world.
Here is an opportunity to talk to CAs on an informal
basis and explore opportunities. You may be an ideal
candidate for Canada's fastest-growing profession.
You're invited to:
Salon B
UBC Faculty Club
Thursday, March 26
5-7 p.m.
For more information contact Eileen Pearkes
at 681-3264, The Institute of Chartered
Accountants of British Columbia.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants
of British Columbia Friday, March 20,1987
Page 13
Four headed monster rears ugly
Victor (Chew) Wong Likes:
Sweet tarts, Bino's patty melts, the
Bros. Karamazov, his arches, pussy
willows. Dislikes: Poor officiating.
College Pro Painters, College
before 11 p.m. Favorite film:
Hoosiers. Favorite author: E.B.
White, Proust, The Bobby Knight
Story. Favorite music: Blood,
Sweat and Tears, Kool and the
Gang, Run D.M.C. Sign: Maximum
vertical clearance 7'.
Jennifer Lyall Likes: Scandinavia, fish, farmers, any combination of the three, AMS dirty laundry, bald Thai monks. Dislikes:
Windsurfing. Favorite film: All Ingmar Bergman. Favorite author:
Bertrand Russell, Stephen King.
Favorite music: Swedish yodeling.
Sign: Pisces.
kinko's business day starts early
and ends late so we're here when
you need us most—before an early
morning class or business
appointment, after an evening
meeting or seminar, and even on
Saturdays and Sundays.
Come by and see us. No
"Closed, Come By Again" signs
when you have a job for kinko's.
5706 University Bl\d.
MTH 8-9 F 8-6 Sat 10-6 Sun 11-6
Jeffrey Swartz Likes: the proletariat, Barcelona, post modernism!?), Toni Onley, Macs.
Dislikes: the bourgeoise, Minsk, the
Dark Ages — anything pre-
Raphaelite, 7-eleven. Favorite film:
all Margaret Von Trotta, Fantasia,
One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing.
Favorite author: Kafka, the guy
who does Nancy. Favorite music:
Vivaldi, George Gershwin, Sha Na
Na. Sign: Slippery When Wet.
Corinne Bjorge Likes: Canadian. Dislikes: engines less than 450
c.c, four people who she aims to
root out of The Ubyssey. Favorite
film: Absence of Malice, All the
President's Men, Salvador, Citizen
Kane, Easy Rider. Favorite author:
Doug Collins, Les Bewley, Yevgeny
Yevtushenko. Favorite music:
elevator, dentist .office. Sign: You
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Friday, March 20,1987
tween dosses
Car rally and pub nite, 6:00 p.m., Lot B1 SUB
Sports night - floor hockey, bring a friend, $1,
6:30-8:00 p.m., Osborne Gym F.
"The Color Purple", 9:30 p.m., SUB
Auditorium. Also, Heartbreak Ridge, with Clint
Eastwood, 7:00 p.m., SUB auditorium.
General meeting, new and exciting things planned for April and summer-to-come! SUB 215.
Bzzr garden, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Buch lounge.
University singer*, James Fankhauser, director,
free, noon, UBC School of Musicflecital Hall.
Seminar: The "I" In the Triangle: Create a
positive future, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.. Trout Lake
Community Centre, 3350 Victoria Drive.
University singers - James Fankhauser, director,
Repeat of Mar. 20 concert, free, UBC School of
Music Recital Hall.
Walt Disney's "Song of the South," children
-$1.50, adults, $2, SUB auditorium.
Social jam with battle of the bands - bring equipment, 4:00 p.m. midnight, SUB 207/09.
Worship service, 12:00 p.m., 2490 W. 2nd. Ave.
"The Good Life", 7:30 p.m., Lutheran Campus
Communion service, 10:00 a.m., Lutheran Campus Centre.
"The Color Purple/' 9:30 p.m., SUB auditorium.
Also, Heartbreak Ridge, starring Clint Eastwood,
7:00 p.m., SUB auditorium.
Walt  Disney's "Song of the South",  children
-$1.50, adults, $2, 2:00 p.m., SUB Auditorium.
Meditation and instruction, all welcome,
3:30-4:30 p.m.. Graduate Centre Penthouse.
International Film Night: Canadian W.O. Mitchell
Classic, Who has Seen the Wind, 7:30 p.m.,
Gate 4, International house, free, students and
faculty, members of the community, all
Free noon-hour films: Han Geul (Korean
language), The Ancient Korean Art of Printing,
Koryo Celadon (pottery), noon, Seminar room
604, Asian Centre.
Video night - Kiss of the Spider women and the
Misfits, 7:30 p.m., Grad Centre - Fireside
Marilyn Monroe in "Bus Stop," 7:00 and 9:30
p.m., SUB auditorium.
Meditation    and    Instruction,    all    welcome,
8:30-9:30 a.m., Graduate Centre Penthouse.
UBC Opera Theatre - French Tickner, director
-The Rake's Progress by Igor Stravinsky, general
admission, $10 students/seniors, $5. 8:00 p.m.,
UBC Old Auditorium.
"My Fair Lady," starring Rex Harrison, and
Audrey Hepburn, 5:00 and 8:00 p.m., SUB
Meeting for anyone interested in hosting or
organizing events for the Japan Exchange
Students this summer, noon, SUB 249G.
Featuring Traditional Greek and Italian Cuisine
Large Selection of Pizzas
4510 W.lOth Ave.
228-9512 or 228-9513
Try Candia Tavema's carefully prepared Greek dishes, from such
standards as Mousaka, souvlakias grilled carefully to your tastes,
Greek Salads smothered with Feta Cheeses, to specially prepared
Kalamaria brought to your table piping hot and delicious. Sample the
large selection of Greek and Italian appetizers: Kotosoupa, Tzanziki,
Homus, Italian Salad rich with Mozarella. Candia Style sauces
prepared for the Lasagna, Spaghetti and Tortellini are great
favourites, as are the wide varieties of pizzas. The chef lovingly
creates daily specials such as spinach pizza and BBQ Chicken for
your appreciation. A friendly staff member welcomes each customer
at the door and insures that a visit at Candia Taverna is a memorable
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Charge Phone Orders Over $10.00 — Call 228-3977
30 - JOBS
AN EVENING OF transformational entertainment with ROBERT ANTON WILSON.
The New Inquisition: A skeptical look at
skepticism, 8:00 p.m., Fri., Mar. 20 at the
New York Threatre, 639 Commercial Drive.
Tickets $6/5 at the door.
Seminar: "The I in The Triangle," Mar. 21,
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Trout Lake Community
Centre, 3350 Victoria Dr. at 17th, $35. Call
Information Presentations
12:30 p.m.
Henry Angus 213
College Pro Painters
March 23-27
Tues.. Mar. 24: Oscar Romero
commemoration and vigil for peace.
12:30 p.m., Main Library.
Wed., Mar. 25: El Salvador -
Speakers and Film, 12:30 p.m., SUB
Thurs., Mar. 26: The Guatemala!,
Holocaust — Speakers and Film,
12:30 p.m., SUB 111 (rear of
For info 681-9756 or 263-5692
United Church Campus Ministry
Free Public Lecture
Saturday, March 21
(Cecil and Ida Green Lecture)
Prof. George Bain,
School of Industrial and
Business Studies,
Warwick University
Lecture Hall 2,
UBC Woodward Building
at 8:15 p.m.
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30 - JOBS	
WE ARE LOOKING for enthusiastic
people (female preferred) for full-time summer employment at University Golf Club.
Successful applicants will enjoy working
with the public in roles traditionally held by
males. Golf background helps but not mandatory; . Send brief outline of qualifications
to: Jim McLaughlin, Golf Professional,
P.O. Box 46138, Station G, Vancouver,
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We are looking for people who can work
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Page 15
Unions here to stay
Although the future of unions
may seem bleak, they will continue
to be important institutional and
political structures in western society said an industrial relations professor Tuesday.
George Bain, speaking in Angus
104, said, "Trade unions are the offspring of the capitalist system,
and, as long as capitalism exists, so
will unions".
Bain said unions in Western
societies will not wither away, adding that recent trends in legislation
as well as increased union flexibility
may even enhance the opportunities
to organize.
New social, political and
economic conditions along with the
resilient character of unions does
indicate, however, that numerous
changes are in store for the labor
movement, he said.
Bain said the labor movement is
undergoing a difficult period of adjustment. High unemployment
levels, low inflation rates, increasing employer resistance, as well as a
wave of conservative governments
a robbery
The extermination of the Jews in
World War II was nothing but a
vast business enterprise by the Nazi
regime, said a survivor of
Auschwitz, Monday.
"It was not so much ideology, it
was plain robbery," Said Dr.
Rudolf Vrba, professor of pharmacology at UBC and author of the
book Escape from Auschwitz. Vrba
spoke to a group of 60 professors
and students in the Buchanan Pen-
He said Hitler was in need of
money to buy, among other things,
more metal for his war economy.
Money, in particular pounds and
dollars and gold teeth, was taken
from victims to buy materials in
countries where the German mark
was not accepted, said Vrba.
"The confiscated property
became a vital aspect of the German
war economy," he said.
Residents of occupied territories
were bribed with Jewish possessions
to collaborate with the Nazis, said
Vrba. These collaborators would
take over tasks performed by German soldiers who were needed
urgently at the western front for the
upcoming allied offensive, he said.
Vrba said all the clothes, spectacles and other articles belonging
to victims were carefully collected
and sent to the Western area of Germany, to be used by Germans.
"Even shirts were classified by
quality," he said.
These gifts to wives and children
would enhance the morale of their
soldiers on the eastern front, said
He said the area of eastern
Europe, where most concentration
camps were located was a bottleneck for trains supplying the
eastern front.
Still millions of Jews were moved
through this small corridor, said
"Behind this irrational situation
there was rational reasoning," he
said. "The reason behind it was the
need for money," said Vrba.
Vrba said Jews were chosen for
anihilation because they had no
common leadership and would offer the least resistance.
Although a survivor of the
holocaust himself, Vrba said, "to
blame the sons for the sins of the
fathers is absolutely nonsense," but
warns "those who are trying to hide
the past are leaving the door open
for the future."
have stunted, and in some cases,
reversed patterns of union growth
he said.
But Bain said the recent decline in
union density reflects changes in
social parameters which have continually shaped the structure and
character of unions since their inception during the industrial revolution, rather than the actual decline
of unions.
Bain said unions have not only
been able to spread from skilled to
unskilled workers but also from the
public to the private sector as a
response to changing
socioeconomic realities.
He said it is reasonable to suspect
that the recent developments in the
labor movements may ultimately
lead to unions spilling over into
other areas of the work force.
Bain will be speaking on industrial relations this Saturday in
IRC 2 at 8:15 p.m.
n to th» object of HitjtMr Eaucatkm:
-To form ttMmmtt), logjtfKora. «nd Judgt* on whom public praptwity wai Individual htppkMtt*
ar* «o much to depend;
-To htwnonia snd promote *• interest* of agriculture, manufacture** and commerce, and by
weS-mformed view* ot pubKc economy to ohf» a free ecope to the public iodoatty;
To develop th* «a*or*H» faeuWaa of our youth, er^oe-f^mlBdt, cultiv»n»*eir morels end hw»
into tham tha precepts of virtue and order;
—To enlehtan tham with natthematfeal and physical «wtk«, which •*Jvmc«ttw»rt» end mirwjar to
the health, thesubjiMence. and the comfort* of human Me. and finally;
-To form them to habit* of reflection and correct action rendering tham examplet of virtus to
other* and of happine** with themaahra*.
-Thomas Jefferson
Upon the founding ot the University of Virginia.
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It's time YOU came out to party!!
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Friday, March 20,1987
Death penalty debated
If Canada had the death penalty
when mass murderer Clifford Olson
was convicted he should have been
hanged as an irredeemable
"sociopath", his defense lawyer
said after a debate on capital
punishement, Thursday in SUB
Lawyer Robert Shantz said that
Olson "had a right to the best
defence that could be provided,"
and that he didn't mind defending
Olson because he did not hold
strong beliefs on capital punishment at the time.
Shantz argued in favor of
Canada reinstating the death penalty with Fred Boimaruk of Citizens
United for Safety and Justice. Opposed to capital punishment were
lawyer H.A.D. Oliver and John
Dickson, president of the B.C. Civil
Liberties Union.
Shantz said that in 1962, the last
year the death penalty was carried
out in Canada, there were 265
murders in Canada, 1.7 per every
100,000 in population, while in 1982
there were 670 murders, 2.72 per
every 100,000.
Shantz said serial killing has increased dramatically since World
Warr II. "This phenomenon of
murder by stranger, the sociopath
or serial killer, grips all of Western
civilation in unknowing fear. Our
society, today, is not equipped to
deal with such a problem."
"I agree with the opponents of
capital punishment in their sympathies that a man's life cannot be
retrieved if he is mistakenly hung,"
said Shantz, "but we cannot ignore
the burden each of us bears for our
brother's sin."
Shantz proposed that convicted
murderers who are "sociopaths" be
executed. "A good working definition of a sociopath is an individual
who has no conscience, no empathy
and no ability to deal compassionately with his fellow man. He
has no remorse, no ability to feel
guilt. . ."
"These individuals cannot be
redeemed, retrained or made part
of the common man. They present a
real risk to society. They are the
ones who can and do escape. When
they escape, they do kill."
Shantz added that it would be
economical to put to death those
sociopaths who cannot be reformed
and merely use up taxpayer's
H.A.D. Oliver responded: "I appeal to you today as the voice of
civilization and reason." He said
Shantz's civilization and reason."
He said Shantz's citation of the 32.5
per cent rise in the murder rate
meant less in the light of the 35 per
cent increase in population over the
same period.
"I have the strongest objection
on moral and religious grounds to
the killing of man by man and that
includes judicial murders by society," said Oliver.
"If I could be persuaded that
there was any deterrent value to the
death penalty whatsoever, I might
be persuaded to go along with the
mouthings of Mr. Bill Down, MP (a
staunch supporter of the death
penalty), that great proponent of
the forces of reaction who seeks to
drag us back into the 19th
Oliver said the death penalty had
been "studied to death" and that a
British study in the '40's found the
abolition of the death penalty caused no change or decrease in a nation's murder rate. Capital punishment would not stop crimes of passion, Psychopaths, "by definition
impervious to punishment" and the
professional killer, who weighs his
chance of getting caught before accepting a "contract".
Fred Boimaruk, arguing in favor
of the death penalty said the issue
has become "a national agony" for
"Murder in all categories has increased because the potential killer
has witnessed the weakening of our
punishment system," he said. "I
am convinced that capital punishment is sometimes necessary and a
deterrent under certain circumstances." He added that a recent Angus Reid poll had overwhelmingly supported a return to
capital punishment in Canada.
John Dickson, of the B.C. Civil
Liberties Union, said the Canadian
Association of Chiefs of Police had
passed a resolution stating that
capital punishment is not a
deterent. He brought up the example of the war time internment of
Japanese: "We were wrong then
and we're on the way to being
wrong now."
The public, is succumbing to a
kind of "righteous indignation," he
said. "As a society, we should
replace violence with civility."
Amnesty International sponsored
the debate.
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