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Array UBC Archives Seridl
Vol. LXIX, No. 19
Vancouver, B.C Thursday. November 13,1986
Student pushes to "bar" McGeer
Pat McGeer may be down but that
is not stopping one UBC graduate
student from kicking him.
Stephen Clark, a first year
graduate student in Chemistry, has
issued a petition demanding McGeer
be removed from his position at
UBC and "barred from ever working at the university again."
While the petition states McGeer's
position in government was a "good
reason for his remaining on   staff,
his employment by this university is
no longer justifiable" now that he
has lost his government post.
McGeer, a doctor of neurology,
was Liberal and Social Credit MLA
in Point Grey for the last 24 years in
which time he held numerous portfolios including Ministry of Universities, Ministry of Science and
Technology and Ministry of International Trade. He lost his seat to
Darlene Marzari of the NDP last
Clark's petition accuses McGeer
of "damaging education in B.C. and
attacking UBC through his "own actions" and "through his complicity
with his peers" in the Bennett
When asked to give examples of
damage McGeer was responsible for,
Clark said, "You can make a complete list, but it's not worth
enumerating them. Damage to
education includes eliminating
grants for students. Damage to UBC
in particular would be lowering the
operating budget."
Clark said he thinks the university
should try "to get help where it
can," and "it was a worthwhile
thing to keep him on (staff)-"
"He could have been a worthwhile representative of this university, but I don't think he was," said
Clark also disagreed with keeping
McGeer, a tenured professor, on at
UBC for his academic work.
Student response to the petition
has so far been "pretty good," said
Clark. Faculty however, has given
"no support" saying the petition
goes against academic freedom.
Faculty Association president Bar-
rie Morrison said, "We (the faculty)
would feel obliged to protect his
tenure as he hasn't protected ours."
Clark admitted attempting to bar
a tenured professor from UBC "sets
a bad precedent," but said his petition was "still worth making the
"This may have no concrete
results. But 1 hope people realize
they can have power. Even though
we are academics we don't have to
be wimps. If nothing else perhaps it
will send a signal to the new government irr Victoria that we'd like to see
some changes," he said.
McGeer was out of the country
Wednesday and unavailable for
UBC shares guilt
JAMES FANKHAUSER, LIKELY thinking that he is lucky that he doesn't have to cunduct "Disco Duck'
leads the Vancouver Cantata Singers in a choral production.
as he
An Anglican priest who believes
divestment will bring the Apartheid
regime to its knees says UBC and
premier Bill Vander Zalm are acting
irresponsibly by continuing business
with South Africa.
Reverend Thomas Anthony, a
UBC graduate and chair of the U.S.
Interface Centre for Corporate
Responsibility, told 30 students in
SUB Auditorium Wednesday he is
embarassed to be associated with a
university that refuses to free itself
from the racist regime.
"At this point we (UBC) can't
plead ignorance because the facts are
there," said Anthony.
The Board of Governors voted in
October to sell its shares of two
Canadian companies operating in
South Africa which failed to comply
with the 1975 Canadian Code of
Conduct, but UBC continues to hold
investments in at least  five other
Quality of research eroding, scientists say
OTTAWA (CUP) — The federal
government's commitment to funding quality research is eroding,
warn scientists and research groups.
The National Research Council
has been told to cut $20 million
from its budget, and find another
$74 million during the next five
years as part of Canada's $800
million share of the American space
station project.
NRC president Larkin Kerwin
said an many as 200 scientists could
lose their jobs, while some NRC
departments and facilities will be
either shut down or sold.
Kerwin, calling the government
decision "regrettable", said council
administrators have tried to
minimize losses. "We have looked
carefully at all our programs and
have had to take some very difficult
decisions," Kerwin said.
The NRC cutback follows a decision this winter to freeze guaranteed
funding to the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council and
the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council, which fund most
research on Canadian campuses. As
well, the government last year cut
50 per cent of the budget of the
Science Council of Canada, a policy
and advisory body.
Science and Technology minister
Frank Oberle, who has been attacked almost daily in the House of
Commons by opposition critics,
staunchly defends the government's
move to reduce the federal deficit,
and said reported damage to Canadian research is exaggerated.
"There will be no layoffs and no
pink slips (at the NRC)," said
Oberle, even though senior NRC
officials say layoffs are inevitable.
Langara to vote on newspaper funding
Langara students will vote Nov.
21-22 to establish a $1.75 per student
levy to support their student
newspaper, the Gleaner.
"We need this referendum to pass
in order to survive. If we don't get
the money it's all over," said
Gleaner staff member Jeff Barker.
The newspaper, which competes
with the Langara journalism program paper, the Voice, was started
in the Fall of 1985 when the 6,000
member student union received a
$6,000 grant from the federal
secretary of state for the international year of youth.
Last year the Gleaner was produced nine times at a cost of $7,500. The
student union provided the additional $1,500. This year seven issues
have been put out for $6,300 provid
ed by the student union.
But student union spokesperson
Philip Link said the paper needs
another $8,000 to put out another
seven or eight issues next term.
"The secretary of state will not
provide the Gleaner with a grant this
year. It has enough funding to exist
until January 1. The Student Union
just doesn't have the money to support the paper. It is not a question of
any anti-paper sentiments," he said.
Link said the student union
budget for 1986-87 totals only
$240,000. He said expenditures like
the paper would leave the union
nearly $30,000 in debt.
"If the referendum succeeds it will
give the paper about $21,000,
enough for the whole of next year."
The referendum became necessary
after   a   general   meeting   of  the
students union did not provide the
required votes needed to approve a
student fee increase. The vote ended
in a 50-50 split while three-quarters
of those at the meeting had to vote
yes in order for the fee increase to
Barker said the Gleaner is up
against incredible odds but if the
Langara students pull it off they will
have an incredible paper.
"We're facing a generally
apathetic student body and trying to
turn them into a more caring group.
We're raising taxes when the current
trend is against it. And we're asking
for suport of a social service when
the current trend is user pay
privatization," he said.
Barker said if the Gleaner gets the
levy it will become a completely
autonomous paper.
And even if layoffs are avoided,
they say, research will suffer
because of insufficient funding for
equipment, supplies and support
"Of what I can see, budgets are
dropping, and support is disappearing," said NRC physicist Zbigniew
Basinski, a member of the Order of
Canada who studies metal strength
and fatigue.
"Funding restraint (is making)
my research impossible," he said.
"From our point of view, the
really terrible thing is that morale is
going below sea level," he said.
Mosur Sundaresan, chair of
Carleton University's physics
department, said scientists outside
the NRC also have reason to lose
heart. "Although we have not been
directly affected, we are very concerned about the future," he said.
"We are not convinced the
government are very concerned
about the future. We are not convinced the government should be
puting so much money into the
space station project on such a
long-term basis," said Sundaresan.
The Canadian Association . of
University Teachers is not opposed
to Canadian participation in the
space venture, but CAUT president
Allan Sharp said the cut "is another
wrong step to take."
"Canada provides too little
money for research in Canada. Mr.
Oberle seems to be of the view that
science policy in Canada can be improved without new funds," said
South African-linked companies.
Anthony also criticized UBC's student society for not removing South
African linked Carling O'Keefe
and Rothmans products from SUB.
"When the issue of Apartheid is
clearly defined in federal policy, and
documented in the United Nations
and human rights organizations, the
only options for it (the student society) is to contribute to economic
change." "To do otherwise is to
share in the guilt of Apartheid," he
Anthony called Vander Zalm's
plan to sell pre-fabricated housing to
the South-African government an
"unrealistic dream".
Despite calls for sanctions,
Vander Zalm has said he will pursue
any deal which would help B.C.
"He (Vander Zalm) admits he
knows nothing about what's happening in South Africa and yet he
makes a proposal which flies in the
face of the recommendations of the
Eminent Persons and the Canadian
government," said Anthony, noting
that 99 per cent of blacks are forbidden to own land and would not be in
the position to purchase homes.
Anthony visited South Africa in
1975 on a fact-finding tour where he
met Steven Biko, the leader of the
Black Consciousness Movement of
the 60's which preceeded the Soweto
"He (Biko) was arrested and tortured and killed by the police," said
He said union leaders and the
clergy have also been jailed, tortured
and murdered.
"The pattern is clear." The world
has discovered that South Africa is a
big lie and it has had enough."
Anthony, who was jailed in South
Africa in 1980 along with 53 Church
leaders including Bishop Desmond
Tutu, said despite numerous attempts in the last decade to bring
about peaceful change in the strife-
torn nation, Canada and the U.S.
have insisted greater investment will
provide better jobs for blacks.
"The result has been the
opposite," said Anthony.
"Genocide is on the rise, blacks are
deliberately isolated in Soweto and
townships, and the labor market is
tightly controlled.
He said many universities and corporations such as IBM, GM, and
Honeywell have taken strong action
against the government by severing
ties with South Africa along with
Canada's five major banks.
"Most of the world is saying we
won't tolerate Apartheid. Why, in
1986 should the Board of Governors
and the .student society be unprepared to align themselves with the
forces of peaceful change?" Page 2
Thursday, November 13,1986
Supremacist declines debate invitation
CALGARY (CUP) — The leader
of a white supremacist group has
declined an invitation to speak at
the University of Calgary, but
debate on whether to bar racists
from speaking on campus persists.
The   student   council's   external
On November 7, The Ubyssey incorrectly reported that student council voted not to sever business ties
with Carling O'Keefe and Rothmans
products because of their South
American connections. The story
should have read because of their
South African connections.
In the same story, council member
Phil Hall said the debate centres on
who the AMS chooses to do business
with, not Phil Ross. In a story entitled "Shamir's Temperament
Threatens Peace," the visiting professor who spoke was Michael
Keren, not Michael Cohen.
commission invited Alberta Aryan
Nations leader Terry Long to address a university-sponsored week
focusing on the neo-Nazi group.
Following national media attention,
a motion to rescind the invitation
failed, even though Long said he
would not show up.
Long gave external commissioner
Mike Beaton two reasons for
"First, it was because we
wouldn't pay him $50 for gas,"
Beaton said. "Second, he felt that
the media hype had made an intellectual discussion with the
students impossible."
But some council members and
other students say giving a forum to
Long and others like him would only "validate" their views.
"Racism should not be open for
debate," said Naomi Linklater, one
of a group of students circulating a
petition to force a referendum to
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The referendum question would
ask if the council should invite
speakers who "promote hatred
against people on the basis of race
and religion."
"We don't oppose free speech,"
said   referendum   supporter  Steve
Lamont. "We oppose giving a
forum for racists to speak on campus."
But one council executive called
the petition "a nice idea directed in
the wrong way."
"Our whole point in letting him
(Long)   come  was   to   show   that
racism is wrong," said vice-
president external Don Kozak. "If
you allow freedom of speech to be
limited, you lose out on a lot of
other things."
He said he favoured the referendum "to get it over with, but it
would be a waste of time."
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Page 3
Protestors find permanent base
After two years of living in teepees
and boats, the Nanoose Conversion
Campaign has found a permanent
home base for its protests against the
presence of U.S. nuclear armed warships and submarines in Nanoose
On Nov. 11, campaign members
announced the new NCC headquarters will be a house on the Vancouver Island Highway near
Nanoose Bay, about 25 kilometres
north of Nanaimo.
Until now the campaign has been
organized out of an office in
Nanaimo. NCC members have held
a continuous vigil at Nanoose Bay
for almost two years, living first in
teepees on the beach and since their
eviction last July on a 50 foot junk in
the bay.
"Now we can combine the office
and the vigil site (together in
Nanoose)," said campaign organizer
Laurie McBride. "I think it will
make us more effective as a group."
McBride   said   the   new   head-
Animals tortured
welfare organizations across the
country have begun a boycott of
Gillette products to protest the
"cruel and unnecessary" research
practiced on animals in the company's laboratories.
The boycott call comes in the
wake of testimony from Leslie
Fain, an animal science technician
who worked in a Maryland Gillette
laboratory from 1984 to 1986. Fain
secretly videotaped abuses made in
the laboratory while she was there.
"I was completely shocked by
how unscientific and inhumane the
people who worked at Gillette
were," she said.
"I saw technicians carrying rabbits by the ears (and) kicking rabbits that were struggling. They
laughed as animals screeched in
pain," she said.
Fain said when she was asked to
euthanize some rats, another
technician told her "to 'kill them by
hitting them over the head with a
rod.' He said injecting them was
too much trouble, 'so now we just
hit them.'
"Once I came across a rabbit
with peeling, blistering skin lying in
agony in his cage, unable to walk.
And I overheard two lab technicians complaining that all the test
substances they'd been getting lately were boring," Fain said.
"They said they wanted
something more exciting, like carbonic acid," she said.
According to Cynthia Drummond, co-ordinating director of the
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, "none of the tests
Gillette is doing are required in
either Canada or the U.S."
"It seems to be out of habit," she
Gillette still performs the Draize
tests, which Drummond said "involves putting the substance in one
eye of an albino rabbit to see how it
will react."
Public outcry during the 1970's
forced the Revlon cosmetics company to discontinue Draize testing
in favour of more humane types of
tests, Drummond said.
"They responded with new
developments," she said, whereas,
"Gillette is lying about their testing
and trying to cover it up."
Dennis Murphy, quality services
manager of Gillette Canada Ltd. in
Montreal, denied the company uses
the Draize test.
"The company vigorously denies
any charges of animal abuse," he
Gillette also denies using the
LD-50 test, whereby concentrated
chemicals are applies to an animal's
shaved skin, until it peels or
Alternately, animal are force-fed
the substance until they die. Fain's
video shows Silkience shampoo and
Right Guard deodorant being used.
The LD-50 is also referred to as
"the death test".
Gillette claims it has not used the
LD-50 test since 1977, although a
leaked confidential memo written in
1985 states two members of the
company's Animal Care Committee
"again raised the issue of modifying
internal documentation ... to
eliminate any references to the use
of the term LD-50.
"This issue relates to the correspondence with which the company is corresponding to animal
rights activists saying that Gillette
no longer employs the use of the
subject test," the memo said.
Gillette also claims it has reduced
the number of animals it uses in
research, although statistics from
the U.S. Department of agriculture
show the reverse is true. The company claims about 35 per cent fewer
animals were used in 1982 than in
1976, though government figures
show the total number of animals
used in research about 119 per cent
from   1977 to 1984.
Gillette has also promised to find
new types of testing, although the
company only spend about $1,000
in 1985 to research alternate testing.
Organizations supporting the
boycott are the SPCA, the Humane
Society, Ark II and other animal
welfare groups.
Gillette products include
toothbrushes, deodorants, razors,
shaving cream, hair products, Liquid Paper corrector and school
quarters will help establish the group
as a permanent pan of the community and make it more acceptable
to the local people, some of whom
were alienated by the presence of the
NCC members are concerned antisubmarine weapons tested at the
Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental testing Range, which is
comprised of a base in Nanoose and
a 130 square kilometre mud-
bottomed trough in the Georgia
Strait, could lead to the development
of U.S. first-strike strategy.
The U.S. submarines that come
into Nanoose are "designed to sneak
up on missile-carrying Soviet subs
and destroy them," said McBride,
adding, "those (Soviet submarines)
are what could get :he U.S." should
the USSR be destroyed by a U.S.
nuclear attack.
CFMER testing  'is part of a first
strike build up by the U.S.," she
Because submarines entering
Nanoose Bay are nuclear powered
they present an environmental risk
as well as promoting the nuclear
arms race, according to the NCC.
The reactors running the submarines are slightly less than one
tenth the size of the Chernobyl reactor, and are fueled by uranium that
is 30 times more enriched than that
in a civilian reactor, according to activist Patty Willis, who is worried
about the possibility of a nuclear accident .
Willis said the danger is compounded by the presence of nuclear
weapons aboard the submarines:
"You're driving around with not only a very powerful nuclear reactor
but also an arsenal of nuclear
weapons attached to it."
McBride says the biggest success
of the campaign to date is the increase in public awareness.
"We've got the people talking
about the environmental risks — it
has really stirred the community
up," she said. "The authorities
mostly ignore us but they have had a
flood of letters from across the
The community has also been stirred up by recent NCC civil disobedience actions. This summer eight
women were arrested for holding a
symbolic picnic on restricted territory, and the USS Bremerton was
effectively hampered by protestors
armed with rope and bleach bottles.
"We've thrown a wrench into the
U.S. navy's testing and forced a couple of boats to leave early," said
McBride. "We will do more civil
disobedience actions this year than
in the past."
DINOSAUR HERE STOPS Thunderbird from scoring, but the University of Calgary team couldn't stop the
U.B.C. Thunderb rds from winning the Canada West football title by posting a 49-3 victory at Thunderbird
Stadium, Friday.
Liberals realize education problem
Burnaby, B.C. (CUP) — A member
of parliament in the Liberal party's
task force on education recently
said the group will recommend increasing federal transfer payment
for education and enforcing their
use for educational purposes.
William Rompkey, (Grand Falls-
White Bay) made the statement during the task force's information
gathering visit to Simon Fraser
University in late October.
Council member resigns
member of Langara college's student council executive has resigned,
citing B.C.'s all-loan student aid
program as a major reason behind
his decision.
"I'm only in second year and I
have racked up a massive debt in
student loans," said John
Custodio, who served as council
treasurer and representative to the
provincial executive of the Canadian Federation of Students.
"I want to finish my degree, but I
simply can't afford to do that in
this     province,      with      this
government," he said.
"I'm moving to Ontario, probably, but any province is better
than B.C. as far as getting a decent
education goes," said Custiodio,
who was student council chair last
B.C. is the only province in
Canada with an all-loan student aid
program, with students graduating
from UBC carrying an average debt
load of $15,000.
The province spends an average
of $66 per student for financial aid,
compared to a national average of
"What we are hearing is confirmation of a crisis in post-secondary
education," said Rompkey, who
was accompanied by MP Rosalind
de Corneille (Eglinton-Lawrence).
The task force's findings will be
presented to the Liberal caucus in
time for the party's national convention Nov. 26-3(1, in Ottawa.
Rompkey cited spending and
policy coordination as two problem
Although educaiion is a provincial matter, Rompkey said the
federal government's 60 per cent
contribution of total post-
secondary dollars calls for a greater
federal involvement in policy.
In a submission to the task force,
Simon Fraser student council president Robert Clift called for a
method of tied funding so that
monies earmarked for post-
secondary education "acutally get
Clift also addressed the summer
employment progams, which he
said were drastically cut over last
SFU Women's Studies co-ordinator Mary Lynn Stewart told the
task force there is a problem of
perception   of   women   in   post-
secondary education.
Although there has been an
overall increase in numbers of
women in post-secondary education, their studies are still concentrated in traditionally female areas
such as nursing and the arts,
Stewart said.
Stewart called for the collection
of statistics outlining areas of study
and in relation to gender.
Stewart's presentation also addressed women as part-time
students. Since women are often
forced into part-time studies, access
to financial aid is limited, Stewart
said. In addition, lower wages upon
graduation mean a maore difficult
'pay-back', she added.
Joke disqualifies joker
MONTREAL (CUP) — A practical joke played on students two
years ago has cost Concordia
University student Robert Johnston
a job on the student council.
The hiring committee of Concordia's student council discovered
that while at Vanier College,
Johnston allegedly took part in the
lacing of a batch of brownies with
$34 worth of laxatives.
A background check also determined that Johnson was involved in
the organizing of a beer bash where
one student fell out of a window.
The brownies were given to unsuspecting students in the college
Johnston   admitted   knowing
about the laced brownies, but
denied having made or distributed
them. He also said that the only
problem with his beer bashes was
that he was overzealous and let too
many people in.
Concordia student councillor
Bettina Rosenberg said that when
Johnson was nominated, no one
was aware of his college history and
it was only during a reference check
that the information surfaced.
After a 20-minute closed session
debate, student councillors told
Johnston they had decided to
withdraw his nomination.
Johnston said he is considering
legal action against the board for
defamation of character. Page 4
Thursday, November 13, 1986
After long and involved debate the Tory government in Ottawa
passed legislation earlier this year to divest Canadian capital from
South Africa. The policy, not just a guideline for Canadian business,
demands the private sector follow the government's lead in
withdrawing its business interests from South Africa.
The policy is not unique to Canada. It has become the policy of
most Commonwealth countries and the United States. It is a fair
policy, a just policy and the best way the world can demonstrate
disgust with the South African government's racist Apartheid
The divestment tactic is not open to debate. It is the policy the
legitimate opposition forces in South Africa have been calling for
over the past several decades.
How is it, then, that Premier Bill Vander Zalm feels he has the right
to go against the policy set forth by Ottawa in working towards improved trade with South Africa? Where does he perceive his mandate? What possible support has his decision got in the province?
The premier justifies his position on trading with South Africa by
arguing the building materials B.C. will provide will go to "help" the
black population. He says sanctions hurt them.
Vander Zalm's ideas are naive and racist, not to mention extremely
paternalistic. How can Mr. Vander Zalm, a man who openly admits
he doesn't know much about South Africa, competently assess
what is best for the black population?
The unemployment and unrest caused by sanctions are nothing
compared to the state murders, poverty, injustices and hopelessness
blacks now face in South Africa.
Mr. Vander Zalm and other populists in North America who only
pay lip service to the nastiness of Apartheid for political gain should
watch what they say now about Apartheid.
One day the blacks will win and remember who helped and
hindered them in their quest for justice.
Idiocy "shocks and appalls"AMS staffer
If Peter Von Maydell is "irritated" by your editorial ("Commerce student reacts to 'lessons'
editorial," 28 Oct.), I am — in the
best journalistic tradition —
"shocked and appalled" at his letter. Not merely because it contains
so much balderdash (this is, after
all, the Ubyssey), but because much
of that balderdash is so insidiously
inhumane and pernicious.
First of all, consider the elementary stuff. To accuse President Jimmy Carter of "sinking detente"
because of his "petty complaining
about human rights" is almost too
silly to comment on. As most
children who successfully completed the "current events" part of
grade three during the Carter years
know, he did more to foster detente
than any president before or since.
(And by your logic, Peter, Ronald
Reagan — who is notorious for going out of his way to support
regimes with horrible records of
human rights abuses — should be
just the best of buddies with the
Russians, right?)
Moving right along, let's jump to
Grade Six. That's where we learn
about political parties. And
parliamentary democracy. (Can
you say par-la-men-try, Peter? Sure
you can . . .) And that a vote for the
NDP is not quite a vote for the
revolution. It is astonishing that a
university student actually believes
that all of those who voted NDP
"don't like our system, or significant components of it." Excuse me,
but a great many people voted NDP
because they wanted to vote against
a party that seemed bent on
dismantling our educational system
— and there were those who voted
NDP because they supported
democratic principles in the face of
increasing Socred autocracy.
And anyone whose awareness of
society extends to the high school
level, realizes that we are already
very socialistic — ever hear about
medicare? Welfare? State-
supported education (like UBC for
example)? Government regulation
of the grosser unfairness in the
marketplace? And if it seems there
are more "dissidents" here than in
Russia, maybe, Peter, just maybe,
it has the teensie weensiest to do
with the fact that over here we don't
beat or lock them up . . .
Which leads to the most grievous
fault of your letter, namely, your
espousal of the view that human
rights abuses are none of our
business. Never mind the idiotic
prattle about "happiness" and how
Watson uses terror in Iceland
The false vigilance displayed by
Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd
Society in its destruction of private
property in Iceland is both intolerable and morally bankrupt. No
free society should support an
organization which has the main
objective of forcing the laws of
sovereign governments to change at
their whims, as the result of
sabotage, intimidation, and the
manipulation of the media.
The sinking of the two whaling
ships and the immobilization of the
plant is intolerable simply because it
is an act of terrorism. Terrorism is
the pursuit of a political objective
by the means of terror or fright.
With a full half of their whaling
fleet at the bottom of the sea, I'm
sure   the   people   of   Iceland   are
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frightened. In response to allegations of terrorism, Watson said,
"Terrorism doesn't mean much."
Obviously not to him. Even the protest group Greenpeace, which
shares Watson's concern for
whales, calls the act terrorism. Watson calls his Society a "policing
organization." Who sanctioned this
police force? The people of
Iceland? Certainly not. The United
Nations? No. The people of
Canada? Not yet. The only ones to
sanction this band of environmental
vigilantes were the members of the
Society themselves. The use of force
in the destruction of private property, besides contravening the U.N.
Declaration of the Rights of Man
(so much for Watson's claim that
he's upholding international law), is
not the duty of a private police, and
therefore is terrorism.
I call Watson's actions morally
bankrupt for they are based on
hypocrisy and a reversal of value.
Watson's defence is that whales are
"sensitive, social" animals, and are
therefore qualified to occupy a
special place in the great chain of
being. Iceland was founded by
whalers, and whaling still plays a
significant role in the national
economy. Did Watson think ofthe
sensitive and social people of
Iceland who depend on the profits
of whaling to live? With this
destruction, over two years of profit, valued at over five million
dollars, is lost. Watson is proud of
this. What about the sensitive and
social cattle that members of the
Society eat? What about the sensitive and social salmon that are
caught each day? Does this sound
silly? Why? "Sensitivity and
sociability" are Watson's moral
foundations for saving the whales.
The Society's failure to include
all animals in their plight (not just
the cute big ones like whales and
seals, but cattle, fish, and insects
which die daily) illustrates the false
pretenses under which they operate.
The only fair action now would be
for Watson to give two of his ships
to the whalers of Iceland in compensation for the ones he and his
friends sank. The hypocrisy combined with acts of terrorism (for it
can be nothing else) forces the Sea
Shepherd Society to fall on the
same sword as all others who initiate the use of violence and piracy
against peaceful people, businesses,
and nations.
Jeff Friesen
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to gauge it (lots of people are less
than happy, here and everywhere —
always have been, always will be).
We're talking about real misery,
Peter. Genuine human suffering.
Like, there's a difference, eh?
However, to understand this fully, you actually have to be a bit
grown-up. You have to understand,
first of all, that there's a close relation between the way individual
people treat each other, and the way
nations treat each other. If you saw
someone getting badly beaten,
would you do nothing, because
"it's no concern of yours"? I don't
mean step in the middle of it — that
would be as foolhardy as Canada
invading Russia. I'd like to assume
you would do something, but I'm
not at all sure. The reason you
should, by the way, has less to do
with high minded morality and
"conscience," than with the com-
monsense principles which underlie
all of basic human decency: because
you'd want someone else to if you
were in that position. But the real
danger in your views lies in the fact
that it was precisely this attitude of
pointedly looking the other way, on
the part of both the German people
and the other nations of the world,
that let Hitler proceed with his
"Final Solution." Capeesh?
In this context, your overwhelming ignorance of the NDP, and your
"worship" of capitalism — in its
pure  form,  one  of the  most  in
humane systems ever devised —
cannot merely be ascribed to
youthful naivete and egregious bad
taste. You see, for years people
have been telling me that the difference between Socreds and
NDPers is that those who don't give
a damn about anyone but
themselves vote Socred, and those
who do vote NDP. For years I've
rejected this view, partly because it
seems too simplistic, and partly
because I have been unwilling to accept its implication regarding the
lack of human values on the part of
the B.C. electorate. But if Mr. Von
Maydell's mush-brained missive is
typical of what passes for "thinking" among Socreds, I'm not so
sure . . .
David Ingham
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for the Non Partisan Association (NPA) as school trustee
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same question!
Graeme Waymark
Past NPA School Trustee
November 13, 1986
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McGeer deserves our thanks; Socreds
I would like at this time to
recognize the contribution that Dr.
Pat McGeer has made over the past
25 years — especially those contributions to post-secondary education, science and high-technology.
During his years in government
and opposition, Pat McGeer was at
the forefront in advocating the
development of these areas. In the
1960's he was mocked for his
'futuristic' visions of economic and
technical development — but it is
his critics who must now humble
themselves as these views become a
reality and we painfully discover
that resource extraction is not
Much of what B.C. has accomplished is owed to the determination, leadership and foresight
of individuals such as Pat McGeer.
It has been a common tendancy
among students to casually state
that they are glad that Dr. McGeer
is gone — that he never did
anything. Such sentiments are sad
and are grossly unfair.
Dr. McGeer's many accomplishments came through fervent activity conducted in situations
that did not grab headlines. If
anything it is perhaps ironic that his
downfall came about because he
failed in the most identifiable of a
politicians duties — selling himself
to the electorate. Unfortunately,
such self-promotion was never the
style of Dr. McGeer.
In this regards it is unfortunate
how many students perceive Dr.
McGeer when relatively few really
know him, let alone begin to be
familiar with the role that he had
played in government. It is unfortunate that because of caucus and
cabinet edict few students know the
extent to which Dr. McGeer fought
for education during the restraint
The influence lhat Dr. McGeer
had within the Sot red caucus is lost
to all but those f;w who were involved. Given this, his presence for
the universities and sciences will be
sorely missed.
Both the voter; of Point Grey
and the people of British Columbia
have lost a great asset. But this is
not to say that UE.C has to. At our
campus we have an individual who
has the accumulated experience of
25 years as an MLA — the last 11 of
which were spent in cabinet. Dr.
McGeer has invaluable insight both
into the working:, of government
and to the issues that concern us
most at UBC. I would hope that
this expertise and advise will be
drawn upon by the UBC community.
In my opinion it is sad that the
province has lost the services of
such a valuable man. Let us not
worsen the mistake by failing to
recognize the tremendous contribution that Dr. McGeer has made and
the contributions that he has yet to
make. With this I thank Dr.
McGeer — hopefully we have not
heard the last of him.
John Landis,
president UBC young socreds
Remembrance Day
marks collective failure
Each November 11 the ceremony
is performed, and the annual ad-
solution of our guilt is carried out.
We gather at the cenotaph, or
around the television and wait for
the minute of silence to end. Row
upon row of white-haired men fill
our screens, medals shining from
the yearly polish, standing in silent
vigil to fallen comrades with old
limbs chilled by 41 minutes since
Each year they carry out their
most painful duty, carrying the
weight of our guilt and apathy,
remembering so that we might
There was a phrase, spoken now
with sarcasm and bitterness, which
once held a promise for our future.
They called it the Post-War Dream
— a new world built on the ashes of
the Second World War. They
dreamed of a world where all nations lived as one, where no one suffered, where the poor and hungry
were cared for and where war was a
museum article and a page in a dusty history book. They dreamed of
peace and security for those they
left behind, and so they went forth
and were killed.
And what foolish Candidean op-
Bill errs
I sincerely hope Premier Vander
Zalm's policy to increase trade with
South Africa is motivated only by
ignorance. To say, "Well, we don't
want to put blacks out of work"
demonstrates his total ignorance as
to the depth of the struggle.
Moreover, if Vander Zalm thinks
his policy is part of a fresh start, let
me remind him that it is exactly this
attitude that has allowed apartheid
to exist for all these years.
He should also be reminded that
the imposition of sanctions has
come as a last resort. They are not
simply an ill conceived idea that
countries are trying to see if they
work. But if sanctions are to work it
is generally agreed they must be applied universally and quickly so as
to bring about the greatest pressure
for the least pain.
The majority of South Africans
have chosen to suffer for freedom
and equality rather than to work as
slaves in a jail called apartheid. A
man who claims to have survived on
tulip bulbs while hiding from the
Nazis should not question their
choice — he should honor it.
M. G. Watson
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timist dares stand up now and say
we have such a world? Who
declared their naivity by believing
the dream has come true? Each
November morning is colder than
the last and still we forget our
crime. We, the people of 1986, have
betrayed the sacrifice of the dead of
the Second World War. We have
betrayed the dream.
But fear not for your conscience.
We have only to make the effort to
keep our mouths shut for one
minute each year and our guilt shall
be absolved. The ceremony of
hypocrisy is carried out for our
benefit each November.
Reagan absolves himself and his
nation, with one finger on the button and the other hand laying the
wreath, as he did on the tombs of
the Nazis. Each year the familiar
songs are sung behind the glinting
bayonets of the honor guard while
the unknown soldier turns in his
grave. The voice sings We'll Meet
Again, and I wonder, what shall we
say on that day?
How shall we excuse our betrayal
then? On what battlefield of our
own making shall we come face to
face with those whose memories
and dreams we let rot, while we
destroyed this world?
Next year we shall gather once
again at the cenotaph, lest we forget
. . . and because we always have.
John Hudson
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Thursday, November 13, 1986
What really happened at Reykjavik summit?
What really happened at the
Reykjavik summit meeting?
At this point it is too soon to say,
but clearly the planned "working
meeting" to prepare for a full scale
summit in Washington somehow
changed, at the last minute, into a
full summit with all of the major
issues on the table. This meeting
ended in failure, and no date has
been set for another meeting.
There is more to this than is indicated by Mr. Regan's statement
that "though we put on the table
the most far-reaching arms control
proposal in history, the General
Secretary rejected it." If the proposal was so important, why did
they rush into discussing it at the
highest level with little or no advance preparation? When one examines the proposals a bit more
carefully, it becomes clear that little
was offered that the Soviets had not
already firmly rejected. Why then
did they choose to jeopardize the
prospect of a real summit meeting
to put these ideas forward yet
One explanation is that Mr.
Reagan's advisors expected the
summit to fail and decided that less
fanfare accompanying it would
mean less political fallout for Mr.
Reagan. Another is that Mr. Gorbachev wanted to make Mr. Reagan
appear intransigent on arms control
in advance of the upcoming congressional elections.
Or perhaps each of the leaders
really believed that the relatively
minor new concessions that he had
to offer, combined with his own
formidable diplomatic abilities,
would be enough to win the other
over to his position. Motives on
both sides are unclear, and little is
to be gained from speculating about
them. What is important now is to
analyze the substance of the proposals and consider the possibilities
for future progress.
The two sides agreed in principle
to eliminate all intermediate-range
forces (INFs) from Europe, leaving
100 such warheads on each side, to
be deployed by the Soviets in Asia
and by the U.S. in North America.
They also agreed in principle to
gradually reduce the number and
yield of nuclear test explosions and
to move towards a total test ban,
although the details of this agreement are not specified and were
probably not decided.
They agreed to reduce the
number of strategic warheads and
launchers by 50 per cent within 5
years, and Mr. Reagan proposed
that during the next five years all re
maining strategic offensive weapons
would be eliminated. But Star
Wars, as before, proved to be the
sticking point.
What exactly the Soviets would
be willing to agree to in this area is
unclear, but the two sides discussed
an agreement not to withdraw from
the Antiballistic Missile Treaty,
which prohibits Star Wars-type
systems, for 10 years (the treaty
stipulates that either party may
withdraw at any time upon 6 months notice). But Mr. Reagan stated
afterwards that agreeing to such a
provision is something that "we
could not and will not do."
So what exactly was accomplished? The INF agreement gets past
the major sticking point in earlier
discussions of this issue, that Soviet
SS-20 forces in Asia are mobile and
could be moved to Europe fairly
quickly, by placing stringent limits
on the number deployed there.
Mr. Reagan offered to meet the
Soviets halfway on the test issue,
but would not agree to a total ban.
Both of these could be implemented
without an agreement on Star
It had appeared earlier that Mr.
Gorbachev was willing to agree to
an INF deal without reaching agreement on Star Wars, but now appeals to wish to tie that whole
package together.
This agreement-in-principle contains major Soviet concessions, and
perhaps he is unwilling to play this
card — leaving very few inhis hand
— while still so far from achieving
his main goal of preventing a new
defensive arms race.
With modernization of French
and British forces planned, it is difficult to see what, if anything, the
Soviets would gain from this deal,
so it may be that these concessions
were made solely to encourage flexibility on Star Wars.
But what of the proposed 50 per
cent cut in — or perhaps total
elimination of — strategic offensive
systems? Is this "the most far-
reaching arms control proposal in
history" of which Mr. Reagan
spoke? Yes and no. this is certainly
what he was referring to; that it is
indeed what he characterized it as is
Grandiose schemes for complete
disarmament have a long history,
and Mr. Gorbachev had himself
proposed such a plan not long ago.
Are these proposals meaningful, or
discussing them fruitful? This
writer does not think so. As I wrote,
when Mr. Gorbachev makes such a
proposal, the leaders would be better off discussing concrete, realistic
H E    EAT E
If a 50 per cent cut can indeed be
implemented, why then not 100 per
cent? Why not indeed, or why not
30, 75 or 46'/i per cent? This is absurd, fairy tale stuff. All are equally
unacheiveable, and all would be
equally ineffective in reducing the
risk of nuclear war.
invite hair-trigger crisis responses
that increase the probability of accidental nuclear war.
"Deep cuts" will not prevent
What is needed is agreements that
will slow the development of such
weapons: firstly a total ban on test
explosions, and secondly, a ban on
While both sides have approximate parity in the overall strength
of their arsenals, these are far from
symmetrical in the types of weapons
present and the number of each. So
who destroys what when?
Negotiators would spend years
deciding, and meanwhile the
development of new types of
weapons would continue apace.
It is the type, not the number, of
weapons that is the issue, destabilizing new systems are being
developed that make the other
sides' deterrent vulnerable and so
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flight-testing of delivery vehicles.
These measures would be easy to
implement and verify. "Deep cuts"
are neither.
At any rate, it is insane to believe
that the Soviets will give up all, or
half, or any of their offensive
weapons when faced with the
deployment of a space-based defensive shield. Without efforts to overcome it, such a shield might be
reasonalby effective, which is why
the Soviets can not be expected to
not take coutermeasures, the most
obvious and important of which is
to increase the number of missiles it
must shoot down.
Star Wars can never work
because the countermeasures are inevitably cheaper and more effective
than the shield itself, but the Soviets
can not forgo attempts to overcome
it, so Star Wars is incompatible
with effective arms control.
Did Mr. Gorbachev realy turn
down "the most far-reaching arms
control proposal in history"? Not
really. Mr Reagan had no intention
of compromising on Star Wars,
which, is the key to reaching an
agreement on offensive arms which
is basically meaningless anyway.
This is not the stuff of which
history is made.
Like all great dramas this play
contains elements of both comedy
and tragedy. But the men who
wrote the script have left the world
wondering whether they came to
Reykjavik to make history and failed, or only to chase will-o-the-wisps
through the long Arctic night.
Jim Christian is a graduate student
who hopes things will be different
after 1988.
lukon Jack never said much but,
when he did, he had something
to say. He was, in his way, very
particular on matters of taste.
"Southern things have their place"
he would say "and that place is
not here!'
I guess what he meant was that
light and airy and sweet things are fine
and good, if that's what you like,
but that here in the North a thing must
be more substantial. Finely crafted,
smooth and sturdy. It must be something you can put your hands around.
Yukon Jack did not believe in
comfort for comfort's sake, he saw no
point to it. But he did appreciate the
finer things. Another paradox.
m Eincn sheep or c^jmiaiDuons.
Ontario M8Z5P1 Thursday, November 13,1986
Page 7
Curtis book centers on sensational
A frightened 18 year old Nova Seo-
tian, Bruce Curtis was told by a
police detective, "We have ways of
making you talk." A Southam news
story about the arrest states, "Police, for
Teasons unknown, prevented Curtis
from contacting Canadian consular officials after his arrest."
In his recent book on Bruce Curtis, No
Easy Answers, Toronto journalist David
Hayes concludes Curtis' current
disrespect for police, given his past experience with them, "reveals a streak of
arrogance and contempt for authority."
This conclusion, like most of the conelu-
year of imprisonment.
interview for the book, now in his fifth
sions in this book, is an inexplicable
distortion of the evidence provided.
In the summer of 1982, Bruce Curtis,
having just graduated from a Nova
Scotia high school, visited his school
friend Seott Franz at his home in New
Jersey, At the end of the week they were
involved in the shooting deaths of Scott
Franz' mother and stepfather.
Franz pleaded self-defense to the
shooting of his stepfather, Curtis claimed he shot Franz' mother by accident.
Two weeks before the trials, the prosecution struck a plea bargain with
Franz, convincing him to plead guilty to
murder and testify against Curtis, receiving a reduced sentence in return.
There was no conclusive evidence
produced at Curtis' trial. Franz'
testimony was damaging, but his
credibility was limited and his
statements were vague and often
contradictory. Much of the trial
dealt with the death of Franz' stepfather upstairs (Franz had not
witnessed the shooting of his
mother), a crime with which Curtis
was not charged. The judge made
many questionable decisions in admitting prosecution evidence, decisions which have been the grounds
for subsequent appeals. Curtis was
found guilty of aggravated
manslaughter and sentenced to 20
years in prison, ten before parole.
He is currently in his fifth year of
An analysis of what went on in
the courtroom — including some
background on the participants, is
certainly worthy of a book. This is
not that book. Hayes has approached an interesting story of a possible
miscarriage of justice, and does not
spend enough time analyzing what
should be the focal point of his investigation: the trial. He does conclude that a miscarriage occurred,
but he sets this conclusion afloat on
such a vast sea of irrelevant, often
sensational detail, he casts doubt on
the conclusion.
Two and a half pages chronicle
the life of Bruce Curtis' father,
"Jim Curtis, the eldest child of
Harold and Jennie Curtis, was born
in 1929 and grew up in Canning, a
farming community near the towns
Satire chews politics
Bedfellow by CJ. Masson. is ihe kind oi dcl'l
political satire oui insane Canadian politics has
been begging for.
The author, a civil sen an > using a pi-eudonym,
certainly doesn't take federal politics seriously, imagining a buffoon Prime Minister at the head of a
cabinet of imbeciles.
By C.J. Masson
Published by Balmuir
Masson makes the Popular Reform party government sufficiently different from the current incumbents in Ottawa so that anyone with a good
sense of humour can get at least a few smiles out of
Bedfellows — even though the Prime Minister is
Irish from Quebec, with a beautiful wife who considers getting involved in politics and the government just happens to have the biggest majority in
Canadian history...
The readers are introduced lo the Prime
Minister, Mr. William Waverly Dolittle. Dolittlc
believes in government by photo opportunity and
prefers the missionary position because it would be
unseemly for Canadians to know thai his wife got
on top.
Dolittle, ever mindful of the necessity of popular
support, decides that it would be good for the polls
if his wife Bliss had a child on Christmas Day, ad
monishing her "Remember, this is your Prime
Minister speaking...Oh. and it musi be a boy."
I!\er intcni on injuring that his wife appears radiant, Dolittle set1- up a system of back-up \vi\es.
Doliille describes cabinet meetings as "awtnlK
boring" and wonders what lie would do if he didn't
have his trustworthy cabinet minister for Inter
governmental Affairs-Defence-Justice and Consumer Protection-Solicitor General Arnold "Hatchet" Mann right beside him to explain everything.
Mann is a great character, my favourite in the
book. He lias a refreshing philosophy in politics:
upon assuming office, political promises can be
divided into two categories: those that can be
broken without political repercussions, and those
that have to be broken more carefully.
Mann is the only cabinet minister that Dolittlc
trusts, so when various cabinet ministers succumb
to various scandals, Mann winds up holding most
of the cabinet portfolios. Mann puts his own personal stamp on the ministries, turning his Defence
department office into a bunker and ordering an army raid on a television station to recover the tapes
of an embarrasing cabinet interview.
There are many other little jewels of characterization and political satire that Masson ladles around
the book like Dolittle's wife Bliss and her plastic
surgery and how Dolittle gave her and her friends
the Senate to "play with".
Dare I say that we have a new political satirist in
our land? If C.J. Masson continues to produce
work like this, we may soon mention him in the
same breath as Stephen Leacock. One word lo the
publisher, however, the price (soft covers, $12.95)
could well be cut in at least half, if they expect
students to buy this book.
of Brantford and Paris in
southwestern Ontario."
As a researcher, Hayes is excellent. He interviewed over a hundred people. But research, without
proper synthesis, is nothing more
than a redamentary skill. It is not
If Hayes has substituted volume
No Easy Answers:
The Trial and Conviction of Bruce
By David Hayes
Published by Viking
for thought, he has also substituted
sensationalism for objectivity. In
drawing a picture of Bruce Curtis,
Hayes seems drawn to the sensational, if unimportant, and even
embellishes, where the spirit moves
him. After quoting a passage from
Curtis' personal diary, Hayes explains: "These were lines from Curtis' favourite poem, Edgar Allan
Poe's Alone. There was something
of Poe in Curtis: a romantic
temperment, an attraction to fantasy and mysterious, dream-like,
macabre forces . . . As J.R. Hammond noted in An Edgar Allan Poe
Companion, 'Poe saw himself as a
coldly anaylytic reasoner . . .'
Alone, written when (Poe) was only
twenty, expressed feelings of alienation and an awareness of the
strengths and weaknesses of his
character that together conspired to
for a person 'demon' ".
Hayes' knowledge of Poe might
have impressed his journalism prof
at Ryerson, but here it is sensational
and irresponsible. The leap, "There
was something of Poe in Curtis," is
Hayes includes the fact that at ten
years old, Curtis told people he was
an atheist. Hayes asserts that as a
high school student, Curtis read
"dark, prophetic literature . . . difficult novels like those of Kafka,
Joyce, Dostoevsky . . ." It is certainly odd that Hayes would allow
his own literary prejudices to cloud
his assessment of Bruce Curtis.
Hayes' reason for choosing to
publish the entire contents of Curtis' personal diary is unclear,
although the sensational nature of
the contents appears reason
enough. In researching her article
for Reader's Digest, Jan Tyrwhitt
enlisted the opinion of a
psychiatrist who concluded the
diary "was not untypical of the
privately expressed concerns and
fantasies   of   normal,   intelligent
In order to make parts of the book
flow like a novel, Hayes inserts little
details which appear to be fictional,
and which detract from the book's
credibility. Curtis' lawyer, Michael
Schottland, has just completed his
first interview with his client. Hayes
writes: "Sitting in his office, Schottland leaned back in his chair and
rolled a pen thoughtfully between
his fingertips."
Hayes' affinity for dramatics also
weakens his argument, as he leaves
his point in a flourish of pointless
prose: "Both weapons were capable
of being fired, as was demonstrated
on at least one occasion: Monday,
July 5, 1982, the day after Independence Day, a national holiday
once celebrated by the firing of
guns in the streets before the practice was symbolically replaced by
organized fireworks displays."
, Hayes' epilogue is a study in con-
tridiction. He states he has found a
"dark and perverse side of Bruce
Curtis". He has "never heard an
entirely satisfying explanation for
the behaviour of the two boys after
the shootings."
Then, he gives the trail a one page
analysis (lip-service to the sub-title),
and concludes that Curtis experienced a miscarriage of justice.
But Hayes is just getting started.
Hayes launches into a description
of the "law and order" nature of
the New Jersey justice system, as if
to excuse the conviction. He adds
that no one, in fact, knows what
really happened.
"Neither the legal system, nor the
media, nor the most sincere of
family members and friends will
ever know precisely what happened
. . . No one knows except Bruce
Curtis and Scott Franz, and
perhaps the truth has eluded even
them." Displaying his keen sense of
reason, Hayes does not even attempt to explain this bizarre assertion.
At the end, Hayes asserts, "The
only theory I have not altered since
my early exploration of this case is
that Curtis and Franz may have
been like two chemicals in separate
bottles, each inert until combined to
form an unstable third element. If
this is correct, I doubt that either
boy could have been conscious of
This final assertion says, in effect, "I am certain that maybe . . .
If this is true, no one's ever heard of
it because I just made it up." It is a
vague, self-negating statement that
makes a mockery of the amount of
research that has gone into this
Bruce Curtis, is vindicated, but
mainly insulted, in this focusless
rambling by David Hayes.
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SCOTT FRANZ HOME in Mew Jersey, where the shootings occurred. Page 8
Thursday, November 13, 1986
Page 9
Bob Gelckrf gossips
Bob Geldof opens and concludes
his autobiography, Is That It? with
scenes from the July 1985 Live Aid
concerts. It is no coincidence that
Geldof has chosen the concerts to
frame his life story, for Live Aid,
Band Aid and African famine relief
have framed his life.
The organization of Band Aid
and subsequent Live Aid concerts is
the best part of this. book. The
casualness with which Geldof "rang
Sting" or "rang Simon LeBon" to
ask for their services for Band Aid
amazes the reader: he knows Sting's
phone number. The excitement of
gathering the elite of British rock
music together in a recording studio
seems lost on Geldof.
Boy George didn't show up with
the rest of Culture Club for the
"Do They Know It's Christmas?"
recording session. ; Geldof got'
George's phone number in New
York: "What the fuck are you doing in New York?...There's a Concorde leaving at 9 a.m. Get up and
Live Aid arrangements were not
so casual. There were endless arrangements and group politics.
Geldof hoped to talk Pete
Townshend into a Who reunion.
"Look, it's no good. I'll do it but
Roger will only do it if Kenny
doesn't play. But John won't do it
if Kenny doesn't play...He says it's
because of what Roger has said
about Kenny in the past. John says
Roger can never forgive Kenny for
not being Keith."
After Paul McCartney agreed to
play "Let It Be" for the British
finale, rumours ran about the
possibility of ah on-stage reunion
with Ringo and George with Julian
Lennon thrown in. SucH rumours
were put to rest as Geldof called
George Harrison and asked him to
play on Let It Be: George said,
"Paul didn't ask me to play on it
ten years ago, so why does he want
me now?"
- Live Aid was a stunning success,
raising tens of millions of dollars
for famine relief in Ethiopia. And
Bob Geldof tells us all about that
famine relief, and where it went,
and the conditions of the people of
Ethiopia, and the government
politicking that prevented the aid
from being used to the best advantage for the starving. Here, at the
end of the book, Geldof s attention
to detail is no longer interesting; it
is veryi very boring. The reader is
no longer being entertained or
enlightened.   We   are   being   in
structed by Geldof who no longer
narrates, but preaches:
"Aid is given in direct proportion
to how friendly a government is
towards the donor. It is used as a
threat, blackmail, and a carrot.
This is wrong. If you can help, do
so and give graciously without conditions. This is not naive, it is
humane. Aid by and large benefits
the donor country as much as the
Is That It?
By Bob Geldof
Published by Viking
Geldof has an amazing memory
for detail, and the stories he recounts from his childhood in
Dublin and school days at
Blackrock College are captivating
with their honesty and humour.
His Spanish teacher once made
the mistake of telling the class
about his holiday in Seville, where
the oranges were "as big as footballs." Geldof would never let him
forget the ridiculous embellishment:
"Sir, how big were the oranges?"
"Right, Geldof, out!"
After failing his graduation ex?
ams, Geldof left Ireland, directionless and searching. He spent
time in Spain teaching English, then
to England where he worked in a
abattoir. In the early seventies he
was off to Canada, where he just
kept moving ^est. until,he arriyjedin
Vancouver;-^'" • ■■■■■>;d   '""§'   -•■
"Vancouver was a beautiful city,
set between' the Rocky Mountains
and the .Pacific Ocean." That
Geldof lived in Vancouver is not in
doubt, but his sloppiness with
details give one pause. "We found
an apartment of our own at Burnaby on the road out to Grouse
Such detail is what makes the rest
of the book so credible and entertaining, so it is distressing to think
that other details are equally cock
eyed, "We said (at the border crossing) we were going to Point Roberts
for the day, and drove straight to
Geldof worked as a rock critic,
for the Georgia Straight. The office
was in Gastown, "Gastown was on
the railhead at the end ofthe Canadian Pacific by the edge of the river
where gigantic rafts of logs came
downstream from the forests."
Back in Ireland, Geldof and his
friends formed a rock group called
the Boomtown Rats. Their rise
from obscurity to Top of the Pops
was amazingly fast, and Geldof was
started into the career for which he
is best knb'wn: rock star.
Bob Geldof, perhaps to his own
surprise, has had a fascinating life,
and that is the story that is so enjoyable. His life's experiences, and
the story he tells of them are vibrant
and exciting: losing his virginity at
the age of thirteen to a thirty-year
old neighbour, a televised argument
with Vidal Sassoon ("I asked...
whether he didn't think he was
rather overpaid for being a
'barber'"), the transvestite he picked up in a bar in Singapore, the guy
who got his penis cut off by a
jealous girlfriend (they sewed it
back on) and the meeting with
Prince Charles and Prince William
(Geldof to William: "Shut up, you
horrible boy."):
Geldof's explanation of the problems of third world aid politics is
educational, but lectures do not
belong in this personal story. Still,
it must be noted that without
Ethiopia on his mindj Geldof might
very well have not written this
Thankfully, the sermon is not
, overly. Ipng, and, perhaps sensing
the slowness of the end, Geldof (or
maybe his publisher) bounces back
to a Live Aid anecdote to close the
book. It is the anecdote From which
Geldof has taken the title for his
book, Is That It?
Bill Graham, the concert pro^
moter for the Philadelphia Live Aid
concert walks out onto the empty
stage after the concert is over and
the stadium has emptied. A group
of kids remain just in front of the
"Hey you, Bill Graham...Is that
This is a frank, funny and intensely personal account of a
remarkable man's life and it is truly
a joy to read. It is unfortunate that
the author felt such an intense need
to justify that life in this book.
Les Grands Ballets
The first event in this year's
Dance Alive series was a very mixed
repertoire of works performed by
Montreal's Les Grands Ballets
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
November 6, 7, 8, 1986
The first piece was the third act
of the ballet Raymonda, a piece of
classical ballet choreography which
dates from the late 1800's, and exemplifies Petipa's approach to
dance. It was choreographed as a
series of set pieces including a czardas, a pas de deux, a pas de trois,
and a grand pas classique. It is a
showpiece which displayed the
technique and virtuosity of the performers.
The costuming and arrangement
of the dancers create pleasing visual
patterns, and reinforce the impression of a larger than life event.
The effect was marred by dancers
who had trouble meeting the
technical demands of the
choreography. Jumps and pirouet- \
tes were sometimes finished sloppily, and there were a few instances
when one performer was slightly
out of tempo with the others.
Paradisum, choreographed in
1983 by James Kudelka, one of
Canada's    best    known    dancer-
choreographers, is an introspective
and powerful work exploring the
subject of death.
The work is not static; it moves
and flows constantly, following an
insistent and powerful score.
Dancers flow continuously in and
out of groups, creating a series of
visual images which melt into one
The final piece, Carmina Burana,
was set to choral music, and is
described   by   its   composer   as   a
"scenic cantata". An entire choir is
onstage with the dancers, competing with the complex stage set
and with the dancers for the audience's attention.
The songs vary widely in content.
The first, Fortuna, empress of the
World, performed in quasi-
medieval costume and in front of a
huge, revolving wheel of fortune,
gives way to lighter vignettes on spring time, love, and the pleasures of
the tavern.
The tavern song about a swan
roasting on a spit met with special
response. The swan, carried on by
two monkish figures, seemed to
writhe on its spit like some kind of
ghastly crucified figure. However,
the strength of these moments was
marred by the lack of a unifying
link between the vignettes.
This general lack of cohesiveness
marked the program as a whole.
The works varied too widely in both
scope and content.
JACQUES DRAPEAU...and members of the company.
Cantata singers prove their worth
Earle Birney's play The Damnation of Vancouver has never been
seen on stage here since its inaugural performance in the Frederic
Wood Theatre in 1952. It is a play
asking, in essence, why, if at all,
Vancouver should be saved.
A Cantata for Vancouver
The Vancouver Cantata Singers
UBC Museum of Anthropology
November 9
A trial of modern society's
culture, the play hs clearly been
controversial. A proposal to perform it at Expo resulted in a recommendation for the main character
to be totally deleted from the script.
: The wording of the title is daunting
in itself.
Yet this play forms the basis for
the text of A Cantata for Vancouver, a stunning new work written by local composer Peter Berring
for the Vancouver Cantata Singers,
an award-winning choral group of
exceptional quality, who performed
it last Sunday in the Museum of Anthropology.
In the play is the speech of an Indian visionary, an ancient Salish
chief through whose wisdom and
serenity we see the native people's
view of white society, and their own
society. Berring. chose this particular passage for the text of his
Cantata. The poetry itself has simple, moving veracity, and Berring
included, I think rightly, a reading
of each passage before performance
of the music to give the audience a
feel for the poetic flow. But his own
splendid musical interpretation ad
ded another dimension, the intensity of lyrical harmony, to Birney's
Berring is a skilled composer. He
has taken words of emotion and
spun them into the handsome
finesse of his lyric lines; he has
taken these melodies and crafted
them into great harmonic sculpture.
The choir, under James
Fankhauser, at its fourth performance, is clearly comfortable with
the rather difficult work, and sang
The Vancouver Cantata Singers
proved their worth in the first half
of the concert,-singing a varied collection of songs, hymns and
spirituals that displayed a strong
sound, perfect intonation and
rhythmic precision, and amazing
dynamic range.
They sang the delicate "Chanson" by Orlando di Lasso, "full of
weariness  and a martyr's pain",
with ah ethereal lightness, especially
in the fine clear sopranos; in
Willan's "Motet", they fell to barely audible pianos, and broke out into intense fortes.
They are a beautifully controlled
group, with a textured and sensitve
sound, yet enough vocal power to
submerge the audience totally.
The choir's quality made the
Cantata shine. Sitting among the
stark totem poles of the Anthropology museum, we were
treated to a passionate call to the
earth and challenged to face the results of our own destructive forces.
Sung by the Vancouver Cantata
Singers, Earle Birney's words still
speak, and they are still controversial.
The Vancouver Cantata Singers
will perform passages from
Shakespeare on November 29 at the
Richmond Gateway Theatre, and
November 30 at the Arts Club
Granville Island.
Jonathan Richman and the
Cultch, ahh what a beautiful pair
they make . . .
The Vancouver East Cultural
Centre was filled with people who
speak with their hands a lot, who
have children with names like Diva.
And Jonathan is nothing if not the
quintessential child. In fact, Diva is
a real, young audience member and
now one of Richman's "biggest'1
Diva: "Where is he?"
Mother: "He's behind the curtain doing yoga."
Diva: "What's he doing?"
Mother: "He's stretching."
Diva: "Why?"
Mother: "Because he's short
honey. He's just a little guy and he
wants to stretch."
Diva: "Like me?"
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Mother: "Well not like you but
he's a little guy and he's cute like
With his striped t-shirt and tight
faded Wranglers with holes starting
in the appropriate places Jonathan
Richman is one performer everyone
would dearly love to take home.
Jonathan Richman and his
Modern Lovers (a band that gets
smaller every time it comes to town)
are rock's last bastion of sentimentality. Their aim is to please and
nothing else.
The music is simple and the setup as complicated as a child's love
of "chocolate malts", just
Jonathan and Brandon on elec^
trifled hollow body guitars and
John on drum. That's drum, not
drums. It is surf music in rawest
form, or as J.R. calls it, beach
music, in the tradition of campfires
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and Louie Louie.
Monday" night J.R. was hopping
from the start, kicking the floor like
some  possessed   Jewish   flamenco
Jonathan Richman
The Vancouver East
Cultural Centre
November 10
dancer, staring seductively into
glowing audience faces, and singing
in that ridiculous nasal voice.
Jonathan's pipes are unique to
music. Imagine a punch drunk New
York coke addict with a terminal
chest cold and you come close.
Singing is not the word, and as far
as his range is concerned — well
what  kind of range can  a nose
Combine this voice, a mobile
stage persona and an attitude that
mocks anything cynical or even
serious and you're in for songs like
Vincent Van Gogh, "He loved color and he let it show, (backup) The
baddest painter since Jan
After two songs Jonathan explained that he didn't want to give a
concert but a rock and roll dance,
and that the Cultch and made space
available for dancing. "But seeing
as we are about 50 times quieter
than any other rock and roll band,
nobody believes me."
One of the greatest delights offered by this mirthful performer is
the mad juxtaposition of his infantile lyrics and his body language.
Few things are as funny as hearing
Jonathan Richman" sing,  "I have
come out to play, I ride my bike by
the root beer stand, Purple squirt
gun in my hand," as he shakes a la
young Elvis Presley.
Two criticisms. First, Jonathan
only plays one character, the wide
eyed child. I love songs about Double Chocolate Malts, Chewing Gum
Wrappers, Harpo Marx's harp
playing, and the pitfalls involved in
buying Levi's. Yet when he sings
Neighbors, a comment on marriage, trust and fooling around, the
gee whiz stuff doesn't make it.
Second, the show was too short.
Eleven bucks for 90 minutes. Come
on Jonathan.
But songs about UFOs flying
over your home town, "UFO man
hit a cactus, Must of been flyin' upside down for practice," easily
make you forgive any cynical problems you may have with Jonathan.
Another Shithead in B.C. wants
to help the Blacks in South Africa,
but not selling them lumber. Joey
Shithead of D.O.A. fame will perform at the Commodore Ballroom
Friday to raise funds for South
African relief programs, with Artists Against Apartheid.
Artists Against Apartheid
D.O.A., 54-40, et al
Commodore Ballroom
tomorrow night
The concert will feature D.O.A.,
54-40, Death Sentence, Randy
Bachman and Denise McCann and
is expected to sell out. Bands were
approached by promoter Duane
O'Kane because of their political
"They were all very enthusiastic
about the idea" said O'Kane, who
organized the successful West Coast
Musicians Aid for Africa concert
and album last year.
Mayoral candidate Harry
Rankin, and . Vancouver Centre
MLA Emery Barnes will speak at
the concert. "In light of Bill Vander
Zalm's recent actions, the atmosphere will be electric" said
O'Kane. Vander Zalm's presence
hasn't been confirmed.
All the bands, the promotion, the
Commodore, -the, .equipment, .ami
' the posters have been donated.- ■ .->.
The event is expected to raise
$5000. All proceeds will go to Oxfam projects in South Africa.
"We sponsor a wide variety of
programs for community health
'•care, women, youth, and education," said John Graham, Coo.r-
* dinator of Oxfam B.C
"An example of one program is
our funding for mobile health
clinics for people who are injured in
street fights," said Graham. This
service is badly needed because
many people leave injuries untreated rather than go to state run
clinics and risk being arrested.
The Commodore will hold 800
people. "They're going to be steaming," said Graham.
Tickets are $8 at VTC, CBO,
Zulu, Odyssey and $9 at the door.
Carling O'Keefe products will riot
be sold.
JOHNATHAN RICHMAN...striped t-shirt and tight faded Wranglers.
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Thursday, November 13,1986
Learn how to relate from Val
One of the opening video-
animation scenes sums it up: you
try to stand on the edge of a table
and you end up falling on your
head. Touchstone Theatre's Life
Skills is an exceptionally
humorous look at the state of
human inter-relationship in today's
Life Skills
By David King
Directed by John Cooper
Firehall Theatre
Until November 29
Life Skills, written by David
King, stars both King and Nicola
Cavendish who manage to play a
variety of interesting characters. In
between the video scenes in which
we see Hugh, the bland, emotionless talk-show host interviews:
Val, the spacey, self-help therapist
who is conducting* an interrelationship course called Life
Skills, we have a series of skits that
illustrate some of the everyday personal problems that Val's course is
supposed to help us deal with.
These skits range from the farcical
Keeping Your Cool, in which a man
loses both his car and his cool, and
Saving Lives, in which a husband
wrestles with his wife to keep her
from feeding the soap-opera addiction, to the more darkly comic
Climbing The Social Ladder, where
an aristocrat is afraid to stand alone
at an opera without her hired
gigolo, or Saying Goodbye For
Good, where an unassertive man is
unable to leave his calculatingly
dominating lover.
"It's all about connecting," Val
says about her Life Skills course at
the beginning of the interview, and,
indeed, the audience is made to
connect the topics of discussion in
the interview with each of the
following skits. Within each skit, it
is made clear that the ability to connect with your fellow person is a
CAVENDISH AND KING...breaking the habit.
necessary, but often lacking, life
During the course of the interview, it is the connection between
Val and Hugh that is most interesting. We have the bland, down-
to-earth humorless Hugh: "Would
you like a drink of water now?"
versus the bizarre Val and the flaunting of her airy philosophy: "You
can't force spontaneity, can you?"
As the interview progesses, we see
Val's metamorphosis from the interviewee to the interviewer, and
then the gradual revelation of her
own insecurities and inabilities.
Hugh, as well, changes through his
connection with Val, as he becomes
a more open and lively character.
The traditionally affirmative
comic conclusion is established in
the final two skits, Talking To
Strangers, in which we see two •
characters finally forming an intimacy and connection, though
brief, and Where To Look When
You're Dancing, as Hugh and Val
take the stage and make a literal
connection in their embrasure.
The acting throughout is superb.
Nicola Cavendish is exceptional;
her portrayal of a young child in
Talking To Children is perfect,
down to her innane repitition of the
name "Carrie Fisher" and her
pointed observations on sexuality:
"I know what a penis is for, besides
to pee with." She can play the far-
Thurs. to Sat., Nov. 13-15, 20-22
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—a full length improvisation, music by Tom
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cical role of a crime boss figure, or
reveal the subtle insecurities of Val
or the aristocrat at the opera.
David King is somewhat less convincing as some of his male roles
tend to blend into each other,
becoming only slight variations on a
character notably Saying Goodbye
For Good, Saving Lives, and Standing Tall. However, both actors
show their full range of abilities in
Talking To Strangers. Cavendish
plays the reticent, but yielding,
American visitor with deftness and
subtlety, and King gives a beautifully round portrayal of a convalescent
A simple stage, consisting of piping and platforms, provides all that
is needed for the multiple scene
changes, which use few props for
effect: a fire hydrant, a Venetian
blind, a kitchen table, etc. During
scene changes, the audience is entertained by the interview on television, though sometimes the Val and
Hugh show drags on too long, and
the audience becomes restless.
Life Skills effectively and
humorously plays with our contemporary fixation with self-
development and life-skills type
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Once again this year we have an unusual selection
of books in our sale, including:
- publishers' specicilly-priced and remaindered boeks
-■  a large selection of books for children
- "hurts" from some of the linest publishers
- -   UBC Library discards: books and records at bargain prices
-  salt-priced textbooks
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Vancouver has a free Arts Hotline where a
living human being, not a recording, answers
all your questions about entertainment. Call
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday:
Many theatre tickets can be purchased for
half-price on the day of the performance at
Front Row Centre (1025 Robson, 683-2017).
The Diary of Anne Frank, a moving
tribute to a courageous woman who wrote
one of the most gripping accounts of the Nazi
reign of terror, at the Vancouver Playhouse
(Hamilton and Dunsmuir, 873-331), Monday
to Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturday matinee at
2:30 p.m., until Nov. 1-29.
Life Skills, a new comedy by David King
which stars David and the incredibly popular,
multi-talented playwright, actress, television
star, UBC graduate who is no stranger to the
pages of this vile rag, Nicola (Nicky to her
friends) Cavendish, in what is certain to be a
very fine, memorable production, at the
Firehall Theatre (280 East Cordova,
687-8737), Tuesday to Sunday at 8 p.m., except Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.,
Tuesdays 2 for 1, Nov. 6-29.
The Farm Show, by Toronto's most progressive, interesting theatre company.
Theatre Passe Murialle, has no story or plot,
simply a series of recitations skits and songs
as actors dramatize discoveries made on a
farm in Ontario, at Catherine Caines' new
theatre school, Presentation Houae (333
Chesterfield, North Van, 986-1351), Tuesday
to Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m. and 9
p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m., 2 for 1
Wednesdays, November 5-22, preview Nov. 4
at 8 p.m.
Tha Crucible, the oldest modern play ever
written, by Arthur Miller, is the long version of
the Exorcist but without head rotation, appears to indicate a new progressive edge in
Freddy Wood's seasons, at the Frederic
Wood Theatre (on campus, across from the
Faculty Club, 228-2678), Monday to Saturday
at 8 p.m., Nov. 8, 12-22.
Main Street Players, a brand new professional theatre company will present five new
works, with an emphasis on B.C. playwrights,
at Vancouver Little Theatre (in the basement of Heritage Hall, Main and 15th,
876-4165) at 8 p.m. November 13-15, 20-22
and 27-29.
Everyman in the '80a, a lively update of
the medieval classic by a brand new profes-
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18 Wheels, a musical by John Gray (who
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Thursday, November 13, 1986
Birds lose
The Thunderbird women's
volleyball team opened their
Canada West season on the wrong
note suffering a crushing blow from
the UVic Vikettes on the island this
"They are just too over-powering
for us at this time," UBC coach
Donna Baydock said.
Playing on both Friday and
Saturday nights, the 'Birds were
easily defeated in their first match
by scores of 4-15, 2-15, and 3-15.
Saturday night's contest was onesided as well, with scores of 4-15,
3-15, and 5-15. Leading the effort
for UBC was middle blocker Trina
Hewlett with 11 kills, 4 stuff blocks,
and 20 digs (diving recoveries of the
Four-year veteran Rhonda Sampson also put on a strong performance with 16 kills and 17 digs.
Vikettes Jackie Graham and Laura
Melville lead the UVic offense with
24 and 18 kills, respectively.
With a total returning squad and
two of their players being members
of the Junior National Team, UVic
is especially strong this year, and
Baydock predicts that they will be
top contenders for the CIAU title.
"They've got the power, the setting, the strength, and the experience," she said.
The 'Birds, on the other hand,
have four players out of high school
this year, and are short on experience. The majority of their
practice time so far this year has
been spent on perfecting basic
skills, rather than working on team
strategy and set attack plays.
"We will be competitive after
Christmas, though," said Baydock.
Up until now, the squad has been
missing 6'1" power hitter Sheila
Jones from their line up. Jones has
been out with a badly sprained
She is expected to play this
weekend, when the 'Birds take on
University of Alberta on Friday,
and the University of Saskatchewan
on Saturday, at 6:30 p.m. in War
Memorial Gym.
UBC swimmers
bow to Huskies
The UBC swimmers faced some
of their toughest competition of the
upcoming season at the University
of Washington Huskies' relay meet
this past Friday, and came up short-
The host Huskies, an NCAA
division one team, overwhelmed all
challengers, with Washington State
taking second for women (120 to
82) and UVic taking second in the
men's division (118 to 86). The
Thunderbird women tied for fourth
while the men placed fifth.
Despite the poor placings, the
'Birds had many outstanding individual performances. The women
had eight swims under the Canadian Inter-University Athletic
Union qualifying times, but, since it
was a relay rather than dual meet
format, the times remain unofficial.
Highlighting the women's perfor
mances were Angie Haveman (50
free), Alison Gilbert (100 free) and
Stephanie Brown (100 back).
Fine men's performances were
turned in by Geoff Donnely (100
back, 100 free, 500 free) and Steve
Nordstrom (100 back).
"We were not prepared to swim
that fast this early in the season,"
said coach Jack Kelso.
"The team is doing a lot of
distance training at this point of the
season, and consequently they were
all very tired coming into the relay
meet," he said.
The swimbirds' next competition
is this Saturday at the UBC Aquatic
Centre. The women will dual the
University of Toronto for the first
time outside the national championships. The men will host UVic. Diving will also be featured in the
women's program.
HAPPY THUNDERBIRDS CARRY coach Frank Smith, and the Hardy Cup, off the field after defeating University of Calgary Dinosaurs 49 to 3 on Friday at Thunderbird Stadium.
Hoopsters take roller-coaster ride
The UBC men's basketball team
experienced an up and down week
in exhibition play dropping two
games to SFU over the weekend in
the annual Buchanan Classic and
Hockey women continue fight
MONTREAL (CUP) — Funding
for women's ice hockey at McGill
University was eliminated completely last spring, but those involved are determined not to let the
issue go without a fight.
McGill became the first Canadian
university to have a women's
hockey team in 1984.
Harry Zarins, intercollegiate
sport coordinator, brought the motion to cut the team before the
Athletics Council last spring, and
The women's team would have
required a substantially increased
budget this year, according to
Zarins, because equipment needed
to be updated.
Last year, the team received
$5,530 while their male counterparts received $40,686, both from
total budgets of $51,210 for
women's sports and 5116,685 for
Zarins also said that the participation has been too low recently
because high schools and CEGEPs
arc cutting back on their women's
"They mentioned there were problems with participation," said
coach   Dominique   Boivin,   "but   I
was never, never told it was a question of cutting the team altogether.
"They didn't ask me about the
problems of recruiting or publicizing the team," she said. "We
always live on nothing and we could
have lived another year with that
equipment. Many women have their
own gear anyway."
Team member Johanne
Robichaud said using declining participation in collegiate leagues is a
false    argument.    "High    schools
never have women's teams, and
CEGEP teams are rare. But
women's hockey is growing
rapidly," she said.
The Quebec Federation of
Hockey said the number of
registered women's hockey teams
jumped last year from nine to 29.
"It was a dollar and cents decision," said Robert Dubeau, director of athletics. "The men's
volleyball team (with about the
same budget) was also cut."
defeated Sung Kyung Kwan University of Korea on Tuesday.
On Friday night in SFU's West
Gym UBC lost 102-82 to a
powerhouse Clansmen squad.
Paul Johansson led all scorers
with 30 points while rookie standout Al Lalonde also added 18 for
the 'Birds. Mark Staley netted 23
points for SFU.
The Clansmen's full court
pressure held UBC to a feeble field
goal percentage of 34 percent.
The following evening in War
Memorial Gym SFU downed the
'Birds 99-82.'
Paul   Johansson   racked   up   a
game high 38 points for UBC while
Mark Staley replied with 35 points
for the Clan.
UBC handled the Clansmen
pressure better than the previous
night and played even ball for much
of the game. The 'Birds closed the
SFU lead to as few as seven points
with five minutes left in the game,
but a slap-happy UBC defence led
the lopsided Clan win.
On Tuesday night the Thunderbirds routed Sung Kyung Kwan
University of Korea 109-79.
Eric Kristiansen paced the 'Birds
with 17 points while Paul Johanson
added 16.
Water polo 'Birds smoked
Despite a dazzling display in nets
by Chris Kellman UBC men's water
polo team lost their season opener
six to two to the University of
Washington Huskies on Saturday.
The next day the women's squad
made it a weekend of double-
disaster at the UBC Aquatic Centre
as they were sunk nine to four by
the University of Victoria.
Right from the start of
Saturday's game the Huskies set
siege to the UBC goal but Kellman
was equal to almost all their efforts.
Even so he let in two goals in each
of the first two periods.
Mark Whorrall pulled one back
for the 'Birds before half-time and
in the third period they began to
shake off their early season rust and
applied more pressure to the
visitors' goal while only conceding
one more themselves.
Greg Lee scored the 'Birds second goal in the last period but the
Huskies finished off winning six to
On Sunday Harriet Demchuk and
Cherly Douglas each scored twice
but UBC lost nine to four after four
periods to UVic in their first game
of the season. Apart from the two
goal-scorers, Claudia Lie shone in
defeat for UBC.
Big Game
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by play action from the
C.I.A.U. football semi-finals
between UBC and Bishops at 9
p.m. (pst) on Saturday morning.
The wild and crazy hardcore
gang from the almighty 'R will
be broadcasting live from the
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at 8:30 p.m. on CITR-UBC
Radio (fm 102, cable 100). Thursday, November 13, 1986
Page 13
Judicial system unbalanced
One of the "demands" by
Quebec is that the law be amended
to give Quebec the right to name it's
judges to the Supreme Court of
According to the Supreme Court
Act, Quebec is the only region in
Canada that is entitled by law to
have "at least three judges" on the
panel of the Supreme Court. No
other province in Canada has a
legal right to have a judge on the
Today, Quebec has three judges
on the Court, Ontario has three, the
four western provinces have only
two and the four Atlantic provinces
have only one judge on the Court,
while five provinces, Nova Scotia,
Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan and
Alberta have no representation at
This clearly constitutes
discrimination in the composition
of the Supreme Court of Canada.
I sent a submission to the Prime
Minister and the Premiers of the
nine provinces that the law be
amended to give each province of
Canada the right to have one judge
on the Supreme Court.
The law students at UBC have
known of this discrimination
against   the  western  and   Atlantic
provinces but have never raised
their voices to have this discrimination eliminated. If the law students
will provide me with an address I
will send them a copy of my submission.
After which 1 challenge them to
take a public position on whether
they will support an amendment to
the Supreme Court Act which will
give each province the right to have
a judge on the Court, or whether
they will continue, by their silence,
to support the discrimination in law
against the governments and people
of the western and Atlantic provinces.
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Come   to   an   organizational   meeting   in   the
Ubyssey office I241K SUBI today at 12:30 p.m.
"Professionalism of dentistry"  by Dr.  Norris,
noon. Woodward 5.
Floor hockey, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Osborne Gym F.
Broombal, 4:30-6 p.m., winter sports centre rink 2.
Weekly meeting, noon. Woodward 4.
Paul Woerhle speaks on human sexuality, noon,
Scarfe 210.
Speaker series -^ "The role of the Vancouver
Lesbian Connection," noon, SUB 211.
Video presentation: Introduction to Objectivism,
noon, Angus 310.
"You'll Wish You Hadn't," 8:30 p.m.. The Pit.
General meeting, noon, Chem 250.
Free lunch if you beat director at ping-pong, 12-2
p.m., Hillel House.
Video and speaker about Big Mountain, Arizone,
noon, SUB plaza north.
Canadian music festival — faculty composers
concert — works by Berry, Wilson, Chatman,
Hannan and Douglas, noon, music recital hall.
University choral union, 8 p.m., music recital hall.
Rod Hanyes speaks on humaruights in Indonesia
and East Timor, noon, Buch B214.
Jazz one and two, 8:30-10 a.m.; Dancercise,
12:30-1:30 p.m.; Tap,  1:30-3 p.m. All classes
SUB Plaza South, Jazz one and two, SUB Party-
Seminar-Careers  Day  (Sponsored  by   EISA),
12:30-2:30 p.m., SUB 207, 209.
Combined meeting of Apple people and Commodore users, noon-2:30 p.m., Buch B319.
Bible Study and Fellowship, 7 p.m., 1868 Knox
Special event,  'Stress management',  refreshments will be served, noon-2 p.m.. Wood 1.
Babette Deggan will speak about Summer
language and painting workshops in France,
noon, International House.
Come socialize, noon. International House.
Isabel McDonald speaks and shows slides on a
nurses' tour of Nicaragua, noon. Woodward IRC 1
Socialize, noon. International House.
Babette Seggan speaks on summer language
and painting workshops in France, noon. International House.
Canadian Music Festival — work by alumni composers — Stephen and Eugene Wilson, noon,
music recital hall.
University choral union, 8 p.m., music recital hall.
Ballet ll/lll, 8:30-10 a.m., SUB partyroom.
"Growing up in the Nuclear Age", by Annette,
Bain, noon, SUB 205.
Bzzr garden, 4-8 p.m., SUB 207/209.
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CITR—UBC Radio (fm 102, cable
100) will be broadcasting the
C.I.A.U. national semi-final football game between the UBC
Thunderbirds and Bishops Gaiters
on Saturday November 15.
The winner will advance to the
Vanier Cup championship game to
be played in Toronto.
Game time is 9 a.m. (PST) with a
pre-game show at 8:30 a.m. (PST).
The broadcast will be live from
Lennoxville, Quebec. For more information contact CITR program
co-ordinator, Phil Menger.
Student Representatives to serve on the Board of
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This notice is a call for nominations for full-time students to
run for election for the following positions:
SENATE-SEVENTEEN students (five at-large
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Nominations must be in the hands of the Registrar no later
than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 5, 1986.
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General meeting and bzzr garden, 4:30 p.m.,
SUB 215.
General meeting, noon-1:20 p.m., SUB 207.
Intercollegiate tournament, all dav, UBC tennis
UBC versus University of Alberta, women at 6:30
p.m., men at 8 p.m., War Memorial gym.
Thunderbird football against Bishop's in national
semi-finat, pregame show at 8:30 a.m., FM 102,
cable 100.
Versus   Lethbridge   Pronghorns,   7:30   p. m.,
Thunderbird arena.
Versus University of Saskatchewan, women at
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Versus Kats, 2:30 p.m., Thunderbird Stadium.
Intercollegiate tournament, all day, UBC tennis
Women meet University of Regina, 2 p.m., War
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Women meet University of Toronto, men meet
Uninversity of Victoria,  2 p.m.,   UBC Aquatic
Communion service, 10 a.m., Lutheran campus
Versus    Lethbridge    Pronghorns,    2    p.m.,
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Intercollegiate tournament, all day, UBC tennis
Bake  sale,   11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,  SUB  concourse.
Letter writing group —all welcome, 4:30 p.m.,
Jazz II, 8:30-10 a.m.; Beginners Jazz, noon; Jazz
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SUB partyroom except Ballet ll/lll in SUB plaza
Study and  discussion  group,   noon,   Lutheran
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Nicol Williamson in Hamlet, 7 and 9:30 p.m.,
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Art show — printmakers, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., SUB
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UBYSSEY! Thursday, November 13,1986
Page 15
Don't simplify terrorism
I would like to add some information to the letter of Scot
McDonald ("Allies must cooperate
with U.S.," Ubyssey Oct. 24). Scot
builds up a theory based on the fact
that France has been rocked by terrorists because it refused to let the
Americans fly over it to go to
First, the simplification 'terrorism = Lybia' is ridiculous.
Some Americans learned it painfully. Bombing can come from
separatist Armenians against
Turkish interests, from far left
groups like "Direct Action" in
franee, "Red Army Faction" in
Germany or "Red Brigades" in
Italy, or from any extremist group
that wants to be heard.
Since Franco's death, Spain has
been troubled by separatist Basques. A few years ago, the Versailles castel was bombed by some
separatists from Brittany. So what?
The Swedish prime minister Olaf
Palme was certainly not killed by
Libyan soldiers!
It is very difficult to judge what is
going on in Europe from the other
end of the planet. Terrorism is not
only a concept to manipulate, and
people should be careful before
proclaiming their opinions about
things they just don't suspect.
Native people don't bomb Vancouver, and Nicaraguans don't
come either. Terrorism really means
to terrorize, and I can tell you the
ambiance was not very relaxed in
France when the American raid oc-
This was after a series of bombings in Paris (three in Feb, 86 and
two in Dec. 85). I don't mean one
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has to be weak to tace the terrorism, but that the awareness of
what is going on is essential.
In the last bombings, like in
February, they were supposed to
have been made to pressure the
government to negotiate the exchange of three people (most
notably Ibrahim Abdallah, presumed leader of the Lebanese Armed
Revolution Factions) jailed in
France for French hostages in
France has links with Lebanon
through common history. So, a lot
of things happening in Lebanon affects some people in France.
I don't really agree with the idea
Scot has about the motivations of
the Americans. Why do they have
bases overseas? Because they need
those bases for their own protection. Even if they could carry out
raids anywhere without needing
overseas bases, the would certainly
stay in Europe. Not to protect it —
they don't care — but because the
larger their zone of influence, the
safer they are.
Reagan is not really a boy scout.
He only wants the U.S. to be
powerful and safe. Nothing else. He
doesn't look to human rights except
in Russia, and cares about
miserable people only when it is
really necessary, when the U.S.
faces the possibility to loose Philippines for example. Ch. Graffeville
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Thursday, November 13,1986
'Birds dethrone Dinos
The trumpets blare, cheerleaders
swish pom-poms in the bitter cold,
and rowdy students bellow obscenely into a night cut open by the glare
of stadium lights.
It is 1986 but the cheap nostalgia
tries to drag us into some long lost
era. The event is the Canada West
University Athletic Union football
final. The scene is Thunderbird
Stadium as the UBC football team
demolishes the Calgary Dinosaurs
49-3 on Friday night before a near
capacity crowd of about 3,000 people.
With the win UBC dethroned the
defending Canadian Inter-
University Athletic Union champion Dinosaurs and claimed the
Hardy Cup as Canada West champions for the first time since 1982.
The 'Birds, ranked number one
in the nation, play in the Central
Bowl next Saturday in Lennoxville,
Quebec against the hometown fifth
ranked Bishop's Gaiters. The
Gaitors advanced by crushing
Carlton 38-19 Saturday, on the
strength of a 485 yard passing performance by quarterback Tom Harris.
The winner of the match will go
on to the Vanier Cup Canadian
College Football Championship
game in Toronto against the winner
of the Atlantic Bowl between the
number seven ranked University of
Western Ontario Mustangs and the
number three ranked Acadia Axemen.
Friday's game was exasperatingly
dull as the fans were treated to a
UBC symposium on scoring.
At 11:04 of the opening quarter
UBC quarterback Jordan Gagner
hit receiver Mike Bellefontaine with
a 41 yard touchdown strike down
the middle to make the score eight
to nothing following an earlier
single by kicker Carey Bymoen.
The score became 15 to zero after
a 62 yard punt return by running
back Matt Pearce only 26 seconds
into the second quarter.
Running back Terry Cochrane
scored the first of his three
touchdowns in spectacular fashion
at 5:07 of the second quarter to
make the score 22-0 with the conversion .
Cochrane took a short screen
pass from Gagner on the left side of
the field, cut into the middle, where
he broke four tackles, then ran
across to the right side and into the
end zone.
The game was effectively over by
half-time as the pathetic Calgary
side could only muster one point on
a missed field goal.
The Dinosaurs were equally inept
in the second half looking like a
team that had lost its desire to win.
Gagner, who left the game in the
third quarter, had a spectacular
outing completing 14 of 25 passes
for .281 yeards and two
touchdowns. Cochrane rushed 19
times for a total of 133 yards on the
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The feeling was peer pressure.
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