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 McGeer letter hits Kenny
Education minister Pat McGeer
has said tuition fee increases for
UBC students could be prevented if
the university administration
changes  its  budgetary  methods.
In a letter to administration
president Doug Kenny, McGeer
also indicated he does not approve
of the $2,400 salary increase given
to Kenny and his four vice-
presidents this year.
McGeer's letter, delivered to The
Ubyssey Thursday by his son Rick,
is a response to a letter from
Kenny opposing tuition fee increases and urging an adequate
budget increase for UBC next year.
McGeer suggested the administration change its budgetary
methods by moving the start of the
faculty contract year from July 1
to April 1. Because the government
gives-UBC its operating budget
April l, it would then have enough
funds to pay salaries without
falling short during the April to
July period, he indicates.
McGeer said: ". . .it is the ex
pectation of the government and
the department that each
university will adjust its budgeting
procedure to coincide with the
government's fiscal year."
He goes on to say "the purpose is
to avoid any contractual arrangements being made which assume
an increase in the flow of operating
Then, in capital letters, he said:
'By following this procedure there
should be no difficulty in holding
student fees at their present level."
"I would consider a fee increase
unfortunate and I would urge you
and   your   board   to    take    all
Vol. LIX, No. 29 VANCOUVER, B.C., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1976    <■#!£»4S    228-2301
SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME, Arthur Erickson's convention
centre will be centrepiece of $100 million, 3,000-unit luxury
condominium/townhouse/convention   centre  slated  for  University
Endowment Lands. Plan is part of Socred government's promise to
make use of UEL, whose natural trees, bush and swampland render
it useless. Poor people will not be welcome in development.
Board opinion split on tuition hikes
Members of the UBC board of
governors are divided about-
whether tuition fees should increase next year.
Board chairman Thomas Dohm
said Thursday no board members
favor a tuition fee increase — but
two board members said they do.
And Dohm criticized The
Ubyssey for making an issue of
tuition fee increases. "You people
spoil our leverage in dealing with
the government," he said.
Board members Gideon
Rosenbluth and George Morfitt
said Thursday they favor tuition
fee increases
Fees should be raised and the
university's student aid program
improved so students from lower
income groups wouldn't be affected by an increase, Rosenbluth
'Fees are now unreasonably low
because of the inflation factor," he
He said that because tuition fees
have not increased in 12 years the
effect of inflation has been to
reduce the actual cost to students.
A $150 to $200 fee increase would
not hurt that much to most
students, Rosenbluth said.
Rosenbluth also said he favors
higher tuition fees for foreign
"'I don't see why we should
subsidize foreigners," he said.
Morfitt also said he feels some
tuition fee increase is necessary.
He said Thursday he believes
there should be a gradual increase
in fees.
Morfitt said he wants to see what
the national trend in tuition fee
increases is before making any
specific decisions.
Morfitt said in general principle
he is against disproportionate
tuition fees for foreign students.
The board of governors has the
final power to decide if fees will be
increased and by how much.
Board members Pat Chubb,
George  Hermanson  and   Basil
Peters all said Thursday they were
against any tuition fee increases.
But Peters said he believes
tuition fee increases are inevitable
next year.
"I'm against any tuition fee
increase but on the board I think
the best thing I can do is to fight for
minimal increases," Peters said.
"There seem to be indications
that we won't be getting nearly as
much money from the government
as we would like," he said.
However Dohm said he believed
tuition fees won'tbe increased next
Board members Ian Greenwood,
Sadie Boyles and William Webber
See page 2: BoG
measures possible to prevent one,"
he added.
The$7.5 million special grant the
government gave universities last
year — UBC received $4.5 million
— will not be renewed, McGeer
said. The grant was given to the
universities so they could pay
faculty salaries not accounted for
in their operating budgets.
McGeer said the grant was given
to the universities on the condition
that in the future "they would
always know the size of the
government grant in advance of
contractual settlements with their
faculty and staff."
But UBC bursar William White
said Tuesday that without the $4.5
million grant next year, UBC will
face serious constraints. "Dr.
Kenny will have to look to other
sources of revenue," he said.
McGeer also said: "That
compensation received by senior
administrative officials in all our
universities is higher than that
received by the premier, the
membersof the cabinet, and senior
provincial civil servants."
'Indeed, this pattern applies
right down to the level of some
school superintendents."
The board was recently
criticized for approving a $2,400
increase in administration salaries
this year, at a time of restraint in
university spending.
"I know that all those associated
with our universities will recognize
the necessity of showing restraint
in view of the difficult economic
circumstances of the province,"
McGeer's letter concluded.
A sampling of education students
interviewed Thursday said they
aren't satisfied with the training
they receive to teach English.
Students were asked to comment
on their courses after some
teachers surveyed in a report to
the provincial education department expressed dissatisfaction
with their university training.
The report also found that grade
8 and 12 students had problems
with sentence structure, sentence
clarity, punctuation and paragraph development, and urged
teachers to spend more time teaching those points.
But it seems that UBC's teacher
training program isn't stressing
these points.
"People are expected to know
basic grammar when they
graduate from high school," said
Karen Bourassa, secondary
education 5. "There is no review in
university. A teacher ends up
having to re-learn 75 per cent of
what they have to teach students.
"Methods courses dwell on how
to teach, not what. They assume
by the time you reach fourth or
fifth year, you're supposed to know
what to teach.
.      See page 2: BASICS
$ 1 OO million development plan set for UEL
The Social Credit government will build a
$100 million convention centre and luxury
housing development on the University
Endowment Lands, The Ubyssey has
A source in the provincial environment
ministry said the government will commission Vancouver architect Arthur
Erickson to design high and low rise housing
for about 3,000 people on natural forest south
of West Sixteenth. The provincial govern-'
ment-owned B.C. Development Corporation
will develop the project.
"They're hiring Erickson to make sure
the development blends in with the natural
environment of the UEL," the source said.
The convention centre will have capacity
for 5,000, a 23-storey hotel with revolving
restaurant and underground parking for
1,500 cars on the area just south of the
housing development and adjacent to Southwest Marine.
A shopping centre will also be constructed
to service the new housing development.
Two department stores, a supermarket, 25
specialty stores and a theatre will be included.
The government made the decision on the
recommendation of a secret task force set
up during the summer which submitted its
report Monday. The cabinet must overturn
an order-in-council establishing the UEL
area as a park in order to hake way for the
The source estimated construction of the
project will begin next September and will
be finished by fall of 1980.
To accommodate the development an
extensive roads construction and expansion
will be undertaken, King Edward will be
extended to Wesbrook and widened to four
lanes through the UEL.
Tentative plans for the housing part of the
development are for three 19-storey apartment buildings with about 230 one and two
bedroom units. The rest of the 500-acre
University Village will be taken up by low
rise condominium and town houses.
The high rise suites will rent for $700 to
$1,000 and sell for an average of $120,000.
UBC faculty will get first choice of the 600
low-rise units, the source indicated, and
administration officials may get options on
a few single-family units on a special cul-de-
sac near the university.
A portion of the low-rise housing will be
allocated to middle-income seniors, the
source said. "The government wants to
make sure this is an integrated development
for all ages."
But there will be no subsidized government housing in the project.
"Everyone has to pull their own weight."
The source said UBC professor and poet
George Woodcock has. offered to create
names for the streets in the development in
return for a suite in the senior's complex.
Education minister Pat McGeer, MLA for
Point Grey, is said to be a driving force
behind the development and has pushed for
See page 2: UEL Page  2
Friday, November 26, 1976
UEL plan wins praise
From page 1
the convention centre to named after former
B.C. Hydro chairman Gordon Shrum.
RCMP Sgt. Al Hutchinson, a known expert
on vandalism, has been commissioned to
prepare a study on security for the housing
project. Access to the project will probably
be limited to residents by security checkpoints at all the roads leading into the
project, on the model of Daon Development's Woodcroft development in North
An informal poll conducted by the secret
task force on the UEL showed most UBC
faculty want the government to build a
private school on the UEL for the children.
So  the  government   will   build   Gaglardi
College,   an   elementary   and   secondary
school, on Camosun Bog.
'    UBC  administration  president  Doug
Kenny said of the proposed development:
Tt sounds like a very nice idea to me.
Margaret and I are looking forward to a
townhouse with a view of the mountains."
Malcolm   McGregor,   UBC   head   of
ceremonies, said he approves of the idea but
is disappointed that Woodcock, and not he,
will name the streets.
"The project's outline bears a strong
resemblance to Thebes at the time of the
Peloponnesian   wars  and   Hellenic  street
names would have been most appropriate."
Political science professor Phil Resnick
said the decision shows the Social Credit
government is dedicated to protecting the
vested interests of an economic elite.
English head Robert Jordan said the
project is long overdue. "We've had campus
developments like this in the States for
Soil science professor Jan de Vries is
organizing a campaign against the
development. He said he will lie in front of
the bulldozers if necessary to protect the
UEL ecological reserve. He has asked that
people interested in joining the campaign
contact him at 228-2121.
... to name streets
From page 1
"There is no course at UBC that
teaches grammar, as far as I
She added most of the English
courses she has taken were
romantic poetry or novel courses.
"I think there should be a whole
restructuring on the part of the
English department and the
education department. They
should offer fundamental basic
courses for English teachers along
with required literature courses."
Other students said individual
professors, rather than the
university or the education faculty,
are responsible for the unsatisfactory training.
"Course content is dependent on
the individual instructor," said
Jane Creelman, elementary
education 5. "I'm satisfied with
mine, but I know a lot of my friends
aren't. It's hard to generalize."
Marian Craig, elementary
education:?, said: "I feel I could be
Basics needed    BoG members differ on fees
learning more. A lot of the time
they're just wasting our time."
"I've always been good in
grammar, but this year especially,
I feel I haven't gained much."
Craig said she thinks course effectiveness depends on individual
'Tvehadnothing in the practical
background," said Wendy Evans,
secondary education 5. "I've taken
English courses that aren't within
the faculty of education.
"My methods courses aren't
very helpful," she said. "I learn
far more from my sponsor
Les White, secondary education
6, said he was satisfied with the
course he had taken.
"I took an advance composition
course," he said. "You have to be
fairly competent in grammar to
get through it.
"'I think after 10 minutes of
study, I could teach grammar."
But he did say that basic grammar
courses could be an asset.
From page 1
directed inquiries about tuition fee
increases to Dohm. Other board
members could not be contacted
for comment.
Dohm charged that publicity
about the tuition fee increase
question was hurting the board's
negotiating position with the
' ■ You people spoil our leverage in
dealing with the government,"
Dohm told a Ubyssey reporter.
Hermanson said he was against
a proposal to increase tuition fees
for foreign students to a higher
rate than that paid by students
from B.C.
T think those are regressive
steps. I'm completely opposed to
that," he said.
Both Pefers and Chubb said they
were against a system of
disproportionate tuition fees for
foreign students.
Rosenbluth   said   it   was   a
fallacious argument that low
tuition fees enable people from low
income groups to attend university. He said it is the loss of a year's
income that convinces people from
low income groups not to get post-
secondary education.
Student aid should be increased
for lower income students so they
have equal opportunity to attend
university Rosenbluth said.
Rosenbluth said the fact that
UBC students are still driving their
cars despite insurance increases is
proof they can afford a tuition
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THE FINEST FOR LESS' Friday, November 26, 1976
Page 3
Ont* students hit by fee hikes
TORONTO (CUP) — Ontario
college and university students
face tuition fee increases of 30 and
17 per cent next year, the
provincial government announced
Harry Parrott, colleges and
universities minister, also announced operating grant increases
for each type of institution of only
8.7 per cent and eight per cent.
Community college students will
pay an additional $75, pushing fees
to $325 from $250. University
students face an increase of about
$100, pushing their tuition fees to
about $700.
The provincial government
cannot order the fee increase, but
by cutting back on operating grant
increases, institutions will be
forced to levy fee increases in
order to meet costs.
Parrott said the funding
program is designed to make
students pay a larger share of
education costs. "The increased
costs faced by universities and
colleges should be borne in part by
the students who use them and in
part by the taxpayer," he said.
Parrott also announced increases in the budget of the Ontario
student assistance program to $74
million from $61 million next year.
However, students must still take
out a $7,000 loan before receiving
provincial grants, he said.
Parrott said higher tuition fees
will be taken into account when
students apply for financial
assistance. "As in the past,
students who can't pay their full
share of education costs may apply
for financial assistance from
OSAP," he said.
Ontario's 22 colleges will receive
a total of $250 million in operating
grants, up from '$230 million, while
universities will receive $713
million, up from projected expenditures this year of $651 million
at the province's 15 publicly funded
universities and other post-
secondary institutions.
Next year's increases are down
from this year's operating grant
increase of 14.4 per cent, and follow
a trend set by the provincial
government in recent years of
steadily decreasing post-
secondary operating grant increases.
For the 1975-76 academic year,
funding for universities and
colleges increased 16.9 per cent, a
drop from the 19.6  increase the
previous year.
According to Parrott's figures,
university students will pay 15 per
cent of their education costs while
college students will assume 13 per
cent after the increases are in
The Ontario Federation of
Students called an emergency
session of its member campuses
for Sunday to decide strategy for
dealing with the tuition hike.
The four-year-old federation has
concentrated on opposing tuition
fee hikes and improving student
aid policies since it was formed in
When university fees were increased $100 at that time, the
federation organized a tuition fee
boycott. The boycott was followed
by a four-year freeze on tuition
Loan backlog
due to red tape
Most students will have to wait at
least two months from the time
they submit student loan requests
until the time they receive loans.
UBC financial awards officer
Byron Hender said Thursday.
Hender said the delays are
caused by slow processing at UBC
and at the Victoria awards office.
But Hender said the delay
depends upon when the application
was sent in. The earliest date for
the applications was July 1 and the
deadline for first term requests
was Oct. 8. He said many of the
forms came in as late as Oct. 5.
To date, Hender's office has
processed 6,200 B.C. applications
and about 500 for out of province
student loans, "mostly from Ontario."
"Most of the loans should be
cleared by November's end," he
Hender estimates the total
amount of money to be allocated
this year will match last year's $10
Of this figure, $6 million is for
loans and about $3.5 million is for
non repayable grants.
Hender said about 7,000 UBC
students share in the financial aid,
and women's awards would be
slightly higher because their need
is traditionally greater due to their
lower income.
Two people currently process the
loans at UBC. But during the
summer during the application
crunch, eight staff members
handled the forms, Hender said.
"Because of budget constraints,
we can't afford  more  than two
people to work on the applications.
It is also the reason for the backlog ■
of work," Hender said.
Pam Sherwood who works out of
Speakeasy in conjunction with the
awards office to offer advice to
troubled student loan applicants,
said Thursday that since Nov. 1 she
has assisted 30 students with loan
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SFU divided on Winegard proposal
Canadian University Press
Simon Fraser University faculty
members are divided about
whether SFU should accept the
Winegard report on post-secondary
education in non-metropolitan
areas — but many are interested in
helping set up a university in the
They want more time to consider
the proposal, and assurances of
adequate funds for a further study
of the report and funds for any
programs the university  sets up.
The report, submitted in September, calls for the establishment
of a multi-campus post-secondary
institution in the Interior administered by SFU. The SFU
administration has until the end of
the year to accept or reject the
report. If SFU rejects it, the institution will be set up independently.
Several faculty members were in
favor of accepting a recommendation from the SFU senate committee on academic planning,
which reads:
'SFU is willing to accept the
responsibility of offering
university programs in non-
metropolitan areas and is
prepared to appoint a director and
appropriate staff to develop
specific plans by December, 1977,
provided that funds for such
development will be made
available by the provincial
"Any programs implemented by
SFU would require prior approval
AIB haunts AUCE talks
After two days of mediated talks, UBC's administration still refuses to directly discuss wage
proposals with the library and clerical workers'
union, a union spokeswoman said Thursday.
Association of University and College Employees
spokeswoman Jean Lawrence said the administration negotiators won't discuss wage increase
proposals in excess of Anti-Inflation Board guidelines.
Provincial mediator Jock Waterston began
mediating the contract talks Tuesday, after three
months of negotiations. The administration has offered the union a six per cent wage increase, the
maximum increase permitted by AIB guidelines.
Lawrence said no agreement has been reached
about grievance procedures and employee definition.
She said the union wants to resolve the way workers
are rehired on the basis of their seniority.
Lawrence said temporary employees are treated
differently than part-time and full-time employees.
"We want everyone to be thrown into the same
barrel," she said.
Lawrence said the next meeting with the mediator
will be Dec. 7, four days after an AIB hearing in
Ottawa when an AIB case worker will present
AUCE's 1975-76 contract to the board.
The AIB will then decide whether to roll back any of
the 19 per cent wage increase AUCE gained in last
year's contract.
"The decision of the AIB will affect our thinking
one way or another," Lawrence said. But she said the
union's wage proposals were based upon the union's
"We don't think we should be paid less than others
doing jobs of the same value," Lawrence said. The
union is seeking wage parity for grade 1 assistant
technicians with campus workers of the same
category in the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
"We're interested in finding out why the university
thinks we're worth less," Lawrence said. AUCE
claims the administration discriminates against the
union in wage payments because more than 90 per
cent of union members are women.
by the senate and the board of
governors together with assurance
of an appropriate level of funding."
The committee report said this
proposal "accepts the commitment in principle but introduces a clear opportunity for
SFU to terminate its involvement
after the senate and the board of
governors review detailed plan-,
ning proposals rather than
adhering to consideration of the
proposals of the Winegard report."
Interdisciplinary studies dean
Robert Brown said the university
should opt for this motion in order
to gain needed information.
"The question is very difficult to
consider because we don't have all
the variables before us," he said.
Education professor Sandy
Dawson said that "half our
operations (those of the education
department) are already in the
Interior and if we lose control of
that we are wiping out half our
And, he said, the government
intends to establish an institution
in the Interior regardless of SFU's
He said this might sound like a
negative argument, but the
Winegard proposal "offers an
opportunity to do some very
creative things."
Faculty association president
Cliff Lloyd said an arts faculty
meeting Wednesday indicated arts
faculty members conditionally
favored accepting the report.
"The overwhelming majority of
arts faculty are interested in being
involved provided the new
university is separate from us and
that all work is done on a contractual basis," he said.
Kenji Okuda, economics
professor  and  chairman  of  the
senate budget committee, said the
government should be forced to
assess4he full cost of an Interior
program before work begins.
"All indications are that the
budget will force us to spread our
already limited resources," he
said. Okuda said he favors the
academic planning committee's
proposal, which rejects the
position that SFU should assume
direction of the new university
operation, but offers assistance in
setting up the Interior university.
In addition, he questioned the
role of the Notre Dame University
faculty if the campus forms part of
the multi-campus university.
SFU administration president
Pauline Jewett said the legal rights
of the remaining NDU faculty are
not entirely clear. The NDU
faculty association says they have
exclusive successor rights to any
institution to be founded on the
NDU site as stipulated in their
Biology professor David Baillie
said he has taught in the Interior
and found it "quite harmful to me
in my research career."
He said people in the Interior
generally favor the Winegard
report "provided it (the new
university) is going to be
autonomous; eventually they
would prefer their own university."
Jewett said she was concerned
that the government provide
guarantees of sufficient funding
before the university embarks on
any course of action.
"My own feeling is that we
wouldn't dream of getting upper
level courses under way without
financial guarantees on explicit
level (of funding) and an indication
from the NDP." Page 4
Friday, November 26,  1976
A letter front Pat McGeer
In a letter to administration
president Doug Kenny, education
minister Pat McGeer says he is
sincere about trying to hold down
tuition fees.
The letter only confirms
suspicions that the Social Credit
government will force the university
to increase fees by severely limiting
its funds in April.
McGeer starts the letter — a
response to a letter from Kenny
opposing tuition increases — by
saying that the university, not the
government, decides whether tuition
fees will go up.
But in fact the government makes
the decision because it is the
government that holds the purse
If the government hands a
shoestring allotment to UBC, the
university has two alternatives: it can
increase tuition or severely cutback
courses and let the quality of
education drop.
But the meat of the letter comes
further down when McGeer suggests
that student fees need not increase if
the university just adjusts its fiscal
year a bit.
Here's how it works. One of the
university's largest, expenditures is
faculty salaries. Now, the faculty
association's contract year runs from
July 1 to June 30 every year.
On the other hand, the
university's fiscal year begins April 1
and ends March 30. So when UBC
signs an agreement with its faculty it
only pays them for the last nine
months of its fiscal year — from July
1 to April 1.
Because of the discrepancy
between the fiscal year and the
contract year the university has
always had to pay the faculty for the
first nine months of their contract
year from one budget, and for the
remaining three months ^ from
And in the past it has always had
the bucks to do so. But with the
Socreds in power it can't count on
getting a budget big enough to cover
the three month shortfall and so last
year UBC needed a $4.5 million
infusion of funds to live up to its
agreement with the faculty.
This year the university won't get
that special grant.
McGeer wants UBC to rearrange
the fiscal year to eliminate this
perennial shortfall. But it won't
work. Profs start work in July to
prepare for the coming year, so that
is the logical time to start a contract
So what McGeer is telling the
university in this letter is to hold the
line on faculty and staff wage
No tuition fees?
Sounds familiar   jn a rage over parking at Gage
NDP education critic Dennis Cocke's remarks
Wednesday about tuition fees should be taken with a grain of
Arguing in favor of eliminating tuition fees, Cocke said:
"I believe in education as a right, including post-secondary
education. Anybody who has a yearning for higher education
should have access to it. A tuition fee increase runs counter
to this argument."
Sensible enough. So sensible, in fact, that the.provincial
NDP party adopted it as standing policy — in 1965.
Some of us will recall that in the interval between 1965
and now, the NDP were actually in power, for three years.
Tuition fees were not eliminated, or even cut. In fact, shortly
before the NDP lost the December election, Eileen Dailly was
making the kind of education cutback noises Pat McGeer is
now making much more loudly.
A sound policy, Dennis. But we've heard it before.
Dailly's problem was that she did not carry out NDP policies
as minister. Do something to indicate to us that you would
be any better.
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Here are today's classified ads. Merrilee Robson wants to spend a guilt free,
intimate evening with David Morton, Greg Strong, Robert Jordan, Verne
McDonald, Steve Howard, Gray Kyles, Judith Ince and Shane McCune.
Bring your own whips; rubber boots required. George Baugh wants to do
heavy SM trip on Eva Flynn, Richard Currie, Matt King, Deryl Mogg, Bruce
Baugh, Dave Fraser and Will Wheeler, while Marcus Gee watches. Sue
Vohanka and Ralph Maurer want to share cold winter nights with
well-hung moose. No freaks or hippies. Mike Bocking and Charlie Micallef
seek open-minded person of either sex for anything. Jan Nicol would like
to meet an uninhibited Heather Walker, Doug Field, Jon Stewart, Greg
Steer, Dave Wilkinson, Bill Tieleman, or Kathy Ford. And Vicki Booth
wondered who the hell this Arnie Banham guy is.
I'm pissed off! I've just had my
car towed away by the traffic and
security department for the second
time. I've had to pay $38 in
penalties just for the "privilege" of
occasionally parking my car
within a reasonable distance of my
I live in Gage Towers and I have
a B Lot sticker which entitles me to
park in SUB lot overnight. But at
the crack of dawn, the boys in blue
swoop down and seize my car and
demand ransom payments.
It isn't so much the fact that
they've nailed me for violating the
rules and regulations; it's the way
they add insult to injury by taking
a totally insensitive attitude
toward the whole issue.
The members of the president's
advisory committee on traffic and
parking just shuffle uncomfortably
in their seats each time the issue is
presented to them. Dave Hannah,
the acting superintendent of traffic
and security just hands me a copy
of the rules and regulations and
tells me to obey them.
None of them is willing to
recognize that Gage residents
actually LIVE on campus while
faculty and staff, who get first
priority in everything, are mere
daytime visitors.
They make us carry our
groceries across  the campus of
else ticket us for parking near our
homes to unload them. They don't
seem to care that our cars are
smashed and vandalized in B lot at
Who the hell is running this show,
Dave Climans
Stamp out killer minks
I wish to complain about the
atrocious conditions under which
the minks of this campus are being
The administration of the
university, in a general atmosphere of budgetary restraint,
has not seen fit to provide adequate
monies for the proper care and
feeding of the animals. Consequently these wretched
creatures have been forced to
scavenge for their existence. I
have sighted these packs of half-
crazed killer minks on a number of
occasions recently but the most
frightening experience occurred
last Tuesday evening.
Selective morality
The latest Chinese nuclear explosion was accepted at UBC with a
lack of reaction and protest which is difficult to explain. Suddenly, all
the normally dedicated activists, like the "non-violent" Pacific Life
Community, lost their tongues . . . and remain silent.
There are, however, some questions for which I cannot find rational
answers. We have heard much about the possible danger from the
Trident base to the environment and people of Canada. American and
Canadian protestors twice smashed into the base in a "non-violent"
demonstration . . . prompted (we are told) by their fear of environmental radiation poisoning, and a sincere commitment to halting
the spread of nuclear weapons.
Now, suddenly, these people and their supporters have lost both
their zeal and their fear of radiation. Strange, is it not?
I was always under the impression that Chinese and Russian
radiation is as radioactive as American. Perhaps I'm wrong ... or
maybe it is just another question of selective morality?
V. Brandwajn
graduate student, electrical engineering
I was returning to my
automobile after having
celebrated the reopening of the Pit
with some friends when I was
accosted by a half-starved mink
foaming at the mouth and sitting
on the roof of my car. Closer
examination revealed a pack of the
little beggars peering out with
their beady little eyes from underneath my car. They obviously
intended to make me their main
course. Luckily I had retained my
copy of the favorite campus rag
and bolstered by a sufficient
quantity of bottled courage from
the Pit, I was able to rout the little
If this intolerable situation is not
corrected immediately then I fear
further attacks will be
unavoidable. In closing I urge all
students who have sighted this
pack of killer minks to express
their outrage at this situation. Only
effective student opposition can
save these animals and make the
campus a safe place once again.
Vern Gentry
electrical engineering
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from all readers.
Letters should be signed and
Letters should be addressed to
the paper care of campus mail or
dropped off at The Ubyssey office,
SUB 241-K. Friday, November 26, 1976
Page 5
On tuition, jobs and cutbacks
BCSF plans major campaigns
Canadian University Press
Delegates to the three-day B.C.
Students' Federation conference
in North Vancouver left Sunday
with plans for major campaigns in
the coming months.
In the weekend workshops at
Capilano College, 36 delegates
from 13 institutions developed
strategy to organize students and
pressure the government in three
major areas: student summer
unemployment, anticipated tuition
fee increases for universities and
possibly colleges and the lack of
rights of vocational students.
Debate about the need for such
campaigns was sparse, probably
because of increased awareness
about tuition, cutbacks and
unemployment after National
Student Day activities 10 days
Vocational students had little
problem recognizing that they lag
far behind university and college
students in basic rights. Few have
proper representation on student
councils and others have to rely on
the good will of their administrators for student fee
The tuition campaign will begin
with a petition letter, similar to the
letter campaign recently run by
UBC's Alma Mater Society. About
6,000 students signed the letter,
which urges education minister
Pat McGeer not to increase tuition
Delegates split
Delegates were split over
whether the campaign should
attack fee increases or tuition fees
The BCSF has consistently
argued that tuition fees represent a
barrier to post-secondary
education by keeping low income
people from attending colleges and
especially universities.
Capilano College delegate
Gilbert Tessier said: "We should
aim for the removal of tuition fees,
instead of expending our energies
in keeping increases low."
But other delegates countered
that the federation could not ignore
impending increases. The campaign was amended to include both
"We're going to look silly with an
abolish tuition' campaign after all
the campaigns in B.C. recently
have been against the increases,"
UBC delegate Paul Sandhu said.
"Let's get on with this battle. It's
all part of the same war."
Delegates agreed to amend the
campaign to include both the long
term goal of removing tuition fees,
and the short term goal of stopping
increases. "The reasoning behind
keeping the fees low and
eliminating them completely is the
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one delegate summed up.
The tuition letters will be
presented to McGeer when the
BCSF executive and student
council representatives meet with
him Dec. 13.
Delegates took a small step
towards dealing with the question
of taxation.
Simon Fraser University
delegate Patrick Palmer said
there are problems with singling
out tuition increases in isolation
from the tax structure.
"The money for tuition will have
to come from somewhere," he
said. "With the present system, it
certainly won't come from those
who can afford to pay."
But a motion "recognizing the
need for a truly progressive tax
system" was replaced with one
recognizing that "inequities" in
the tax system exist, because
delegates couldn't come up with a
satisfactory definition of "truly
(Progressive taxation is based
on the ability to pay — those-who
earn more also pay more — like
Tax systems
graduated income tax. The opposite is "regressive" taxation
whereby a tax is the same for
everyone regardless of how much
they earn and can afford. Any fixed
fee, such as sales tax and tuition
fees is regressive because they are
more of a burden for poorer
The motion called for the
recognition of tax inequalities to be
included in any federation submissions to the government.
The federation also scheduled a
campaign to deal with student
summer   employment,   geared
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mainly at convincing the
provincial government "to
continue and expand their student
employment program."
"We have information that indicates the provincial government
has no plans to continue the
'careers' program," outgoing
chairwoman Lake Sagaris told the
conference. By now, she said,
planning for the programs would
normally be well under way.
Under the careers' program, the
government provides funds for
organizations and business to hire
students. In the past three summers, about 12,000 students a year
have been hired through the
program, Sagaris said.
A province-wide student employment survey, modelled after a
survey conducted by Carleton
University's student union last
summer, is planned for January.
Individual councils will administer
Ihe survey on their campus with
BCSF staffers collecting the
'We need that information when
dealing with the government,"
Sagaris said. "Reliable figures just
aren't available. It obviously isn't
in the government's interests to
gather statistics when unemployment is high."
The Carleton survey found that
first year students, women, and
students from low income families
consistently had to look longer for
jobs, earned significantly lower
wages and found work for shorter
and students from wealthier
families. Most students got jobs
through personal or family connections.
Grievance list
The vocational campaign will be
centred around a long list of
grievances for vocational students,
most of whom take courses less
than a year in length and who are
largely unorganized.
A vocational committee struck
at the conference plans province-
wide -distribution of a leaflet
outlining the grievances and a
letter petitioning the government
to make changes.
An attempt by the UBC
delegation to have the BCSF work
for bus passes for post-secondary
students was rejected by the
Delegates spoke strongly against
the "special interests" motion.
BCSF spokeswoman Debra
Lewis said: "It will only make us
look like spoiled students. If we're
going to worry about bus fares, we
should consider everyone who
can't afford it."
Delegates endorsed a National
Union of Students position calling
for a public inquiry and debate on
post-secondary education.
"The federal government wants
to play a stronger role in
education," eaid Ross Powell,
BCSF's liaison with NUS. "The
unanswered question is: 'what
direction will they take
education?' "
The federal government has
agreed to the inquiry but won't
reschedule the Fiscal
Arrangement Act negotiations to
wait for the results.
The act is the cost-sharing
agreement between the federal
and provincial governments
governing education, health and
welfare, and is being renegotiated.
NUS has repeatedly been denied
access to the negotiations.
The federation plans a $32,000
budget for next year, but un-
collectable fees from poor member
unions combined with the recent
defeat of the UBC membership
referendum will produce a $7,000
deficit, according to outgoing
treasurer Moe Sihota. Sihota
recommended appeals for grants
from various institutions, including UBC.
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Art thrives at V.E.C.C.
In a city like Vancouver, the
growth in the number of theatres
leads to a heightened sense of place
and it is a sign of a stimulating
intellectual environment as more
people become involved and interested in their culture.
Within the last few years,
several new theatres have been
established in this city: the York
Theatre, the City Stage in 1972, the
shortrved Volkstheatre in 1975 and
the highly successful Vancouver
East Cultural Centre in 1973.
The V.E.C.C. is housed in a lilac
stucco building with stained glass
windows and interrupted pyramid
roofing. It has become a thriving
station for the performing arts.
This curious building on four lots
at the juncture of Victoria and
Venables Streets and across from
St. Francis elementary school has'
its own curious legacy. It began as
a Methodist church in 1909 and
reputedly is still haunted by the
ghost of one stubborn congrega-
tioner. It finally closed in 1969 as
the religious nature of the neighborhood changed from English
Protestants to immigrant Italian
and Portuguese Catholics.
Intercity services ran the
building for several years as a
'free university" with a library
and rental space for community
groups until the municipal
Government closed down their
The theatre began in late 1972
when the present V.E.C.C. director
Christopher Wootten and a
photographer Murray Skuce approached the Metropolitan Council
of the United Church with a
proposal to use their church as a
Wootten had managed two dance
companies in New York and on his
return to Vancouver decided to
ameliorate the city's shortage of
performing space by creating a
new sophisticated theatre in the
small and intimate space of the
The council granted him a three
year rent free lease providing that
he pay the annual $6,000 property
tax and insurance fees.
And in 1973, Wootten and Skuce
worked under LIP, municipal and
provincial grants to convert the old
Grandview United Church into
theatrical space.
A $126,000 renovation restored
the wails and flooring while the
plumbing, wiring and acoustics
were improved. The red stained
glass windows of the church were
replaced, a stage succeeded the
altar and the building was
The V.E.C.C. was organized as a
non profit society with a six
member Board of Directors including alderwoman Darlene
Marzari and local playwright
Jeremy Long.
But the actual operation of the
theatre, the co-ordination of
events, administration, technical
direction and publicity is presently
conducted by a six person team
managed by Wootten.
The theatre facilities now consist
of a small open stage surrounded
by a semi-circle of 300 seats on the
main floor and the three sided
VANCOUVER EAST CULTURAL CENTRE ... at one time a church
—deryl mogg photos
Two small actor dressing rooms
and a tiny kitchenette are just
offstage. These rooms are
currently being remodelled to
provide the actors with
There is a small adjacent lounge
which in conjunction with the City
Artists Gallery exhibits work by
local artists.
As part of a further renovation in
1976, a basement has been dug
under the building, eventually to be
used as a practice room for the
Tamahnous Theatre ensemble
which has since become the
resident company of the V.E.C.C.
The programming for the Centre
is about 40 weeks of theatre,
(Tuesday through Saturday with a
run of three weeks for most plays),
four weeks of dance each season,
50 different concerts and an international film series every
The Centre presents Sunday
afternoon entertainment for
children,   a   Midsummer   Crafts
VECC . .. where pews once stood
Fair and a Christmas Market.
Weekday school matinees are also
held for eight neighborhood
The V.E.C.C. rents the performing space at a minimum of $50
against 20% of the gross box office
receipt to a maximum of $150 at
each performance. This low rental
pricing is part of the Centre's
philosophy that by keeping their
prices lower, they can open the
theatre to many different performing groups and still make
these performances accessible to
anyone in Vancouver.
The Centre's current operating
budget is projected at $208,000 of
which $101,000 is box office income
and the remainder supplied by
grants, $38,500 from the City of
Vancouver, $44,500 from the B.C.
Arts Board, $13,425 from the
Canada Council and $10,000 from
artistic foundations and private
corporations within the city.
Not content with their present
successes, the V.E.C.C. set aside
$33,550 of their budget for two very
exciting projects. One project was
the staging of Michel Tremblay's
Hosanna which brought the entire
castanddirectorsfrom Toronto for
an acclaimed four week run. The
other project was the Centre's
contracting of a play to be written
by a local playwright. This play
will be based on the life of the 19th
century B.C. politician Amor de
cosmos, and it is now at the New
Play Centre for workshopping,
final redrafting and rehearsal.
The final plan for the Centre is to
get government aid in buying the
building at an estimated $210,000
from the Metropolitan Council of
the United Church.
Having lots of fun in the country
It's sunny occasionally here in
Vancouver, even in winter. And
now when you feel like getting
outside on a sunny day, you won't
have to put off your trip until the
next weekend.
The Mountaineers, a group from
Seattle, and their Vancouver
counterpart, Mountaincraft, have
brought out a new guide to short
walks in and around Vancouver.
109 Walks in B.C.'s Lower
by Mary and David Macaree
published by the Mountaineers
192 pages, $7.50 paperback
The Mountaineers are well
known for their trail guide series
but they have always devoted
themselves to books for serious
hikers and climbers.
This book, 109 Walks in B.C.'s
Lower Mainland, is aimed at those
whose busy schedules or physical
condition would not allow them to
participate in the strenuous hikes
usually described in the Mountaineers' books.
Most of the trails mentioned in
the book take about two hours to
complete, although some can take
as long as five hours. The area you
are expected to cover in this time
varies with the difficulty of the
The first walk listed in the book
is a walking tour of UBC, including
such stops of interest as the Nitobe
Gardens and the Museum of anthropology.
A few other walks are equally as
close and familiar: Spanish Banks,
Jericho Beach, the University
Endowment Lands. All the trails in
the Endowment Lands are named
and clearly marked, which is
useful because many of these trails
can be easily missed in aimless
A short drive will bring you to the
trails in Burnaby and the many
possibilities of the North Shore,
such as Whyte Island, Cypress
Falls and Hollyburn Lakes.
The area covered in 109 Walks
ranges as far north as Pemberton
and as far east as Hope.
109 Walks in B.C.'s Lower
Mainland has numerous inspiring
photographs, clearly drawn maps
and written descriptions of the
location, interesting aspects of
each walk and difficulties.
Most of the trips mentioned in
the book are listed as "good all
year" so you can start exploring
right after your last exam and by
summer you might be ready for the
rest of the Mountaineers' books.
LYNN PARK ... a winter walk
Page Friday, 2
UBYSSEY entertainment
Warhol battered by press
Andy Warhol, culture hero of pop art, held
a press conference Tuesday at the Ace
Gallery which is currently showing his
American Indian Series until Dec. 31.
The Wild Warhol of the 1960s is no more.
The moment he entered the gallery it was
apparent that the legendary, outrageous
behavior associated with this maker of
Brillo Boxes and Campbell Soup Cans, and
films like Empire and Fuck exists now only
as a legend. It is no longer relevant to
Warhol's current persona.
The metallic, dyed silver hair and the
anemic skin remain the same, although
Warhol's "face is thinner and more ascetic
looking than before. His eyes still retain the
hypnotic quality of the past, but shyness
rather than defiance emanates from behind
his hornrimmed glasses.
Always a slight man, Warhol's physical
fragility now suggests psychic
vulnerability. Warhol stood surrounded by
reporters like some timid and defenceless
deer hedged in by merciless hunters.
The contradiction between the myth of
Warhol's arrogant posturing and the reality
of his painful humility was startling. His
newly acquired passivity is as shocking to
one anticipating  Warhol-as-freak  as  his
ANDY WARHOL . .. "nothing is more bourgeois than to be afraid to look bourgeois"
audacious, often offensive behavior must
have been in press conferences of the 1960s.
Warhol's behavior has radically changed
but the result is the same: as powerfully as
in the past, Warhol's unexpected behavior
jolts the press and public out of their
Warhol seemed ill at ease answering
questions from the press, nervously toying
with the sleeve of his duffle coat as he
replied in a barely audible voice. Warhol's
whispered answers and his Buddha-like
impassivity demanded attention and
Warhol declined to speculate on the
significance of his recent works being shown
at the Ace Gallery, preferring only to
comment that the subject of the 13 works is a
friend of his, "a very nice guy from Dakota"
who is also a leader of the American Indian
Warhol suggested that he sign posters
advertising his show, so that each member
of the press could have a souvenir of the
afternoon. For the rest of the 20 minutes
Warhol was at the Ace, he busied himself
autographing the posters, pausing occasionally to doodle on the back of the odd
one. He most frequently chose to draw the
infamous Campbell Soup Can which
established his reputation as the definitive
pop artist a decade ago.
The reason for Warhol's metamorphosis
from the dynamo whose sexual intrigues
both scandalized and fascinated a prurient
public in the sixties, to the super-sensitive,
reticent artist of the seventies, is open to
The dramatic transformation is perhaps
related to his close brush with death in 1968
when Valerie Solanis, an actress in one of
his films, I, a Man, shot and critically
wounded Warhol.
After recovering from his injuries Warhol
said, "Since I was shot, everything is such a
dream to me." On Tuesday, it was this
image of an other-worldly, spiritually
oriented person that Warhol projected, a
complete reversal of his raunchy, ear-
thbound persona of the 1960s.
Elecause Warhol has always perceived the
"cool" role and played it accordingly, with a
mastery any actor could have envied, the
cynical observer at Tuesday's press conference would likely suspect that Warhol-
the-mystic is merely another role this
enigmatic man has adopted in order to stay
in step with the times.
■While the campy decadent image of the
1960s was appropriate to that stormy and
rebellious era, the passive role is what the
avant-garde of the 1970s, with its more
spiritual concerns, demands.
Whether this new mysticism is simply
another persona Warhol has adopted in
order to protect his real identity from the
prying eyes of the press, or whether it is a
sincere reflection of some profound spiritual
change, is of course impossible to determine
in a brief press conference.
Warhol himself once commented on the
ambiguity of his personality, saying, "I'm
trying to figure out whether I should pretend
to be real or fake it."
Although Warhol is not the outrageous
living art form he once was, an artist he
remains. Using the combined processes of
silk screen and painting, Warhol has
produced six portraits of an American Indian.
Although each work is based on the same
silk-screened photographic likeness, Warhol
alters the feeling evoked by each canvas by
painting over each 'photograph', varying
the colors and amounts of paint used.
In contrast to his earlier portrait series
such as those of Marilyn Monroe and
Elizabeth Taylor, where he wanted to make
the artist as anonymous and remote as
possible (he didn't call his studio 'The
Factory' for nothing), these recent works
clearly betray the artist's presence in the
unconcealed brush strokes used to lay on
thick layers of paint.
The fact that Warhol is no longer using the
mechanical process of silk-screening exclusively, but has returned to the use of the
paint and brush, which forces the artist into
a more intimate relationship with the
canvas, reflects a change in Warhol's artistic concerns. His work is now less slickly
commercial and more expressive than
Warhol's drawings are more satisfying
than his painted works, however. Each of
the seven drawings offers a different perspective on the man who is ultimately
represented in the painted works. These
magnificent drawings powerfully convey a
sense of the subject's dignity, but at the
same time exhibit a linear, decorative
Whatever he may be as a person, mystic
or masquerade, Warhol's integrity as a
superb artist cannot be challenged.
Martinu treat at VSO concert
Perhaps the most musically satisfying
concert so far this season greeted the ears of
those VSO concert-goers lucky enough to be
there. This satisfying musicality could not
have been more appropriate: the Monday
night performance of the fifth trio of VSO
Main Series Concerts fell on St. Caecilia's
Day. St. Caecilia is the patron saint of
Simon Streatfeild, the associate conductor, first guided the orchestra through
Dvorak's Symphonic Variations, Op. 78.
Dvorak is akin to Tchaikovsky in at least
one aspect: he is a gifted melodist, but not so
gifted a structuralist. Nevertheless, Op.
78 is one of his more solid works, its most
obvious affront possibly being the excessively long Coda. This is characteristic of
Dvorak, though, and the spontaneity of the
music has great appeal.
This was a lovely performance with obvious concern for detail and the essential
Czech spirit of the work. Though the piece
was not whipped into as much of a frenzy at
the end as certain others might have done,
the attention given to these musical details
and coherence along the way more than
compensated for this.
Bohuslav Martinu, whose Piano Concerto
No. 2 was next on the program, is one of the
most affable, warmhearted composers of
this century. To hear a work by him on a
VSO program was a pleasant surprise.
Unfortunately, the second Piano Concerto,
•though structurally sound enough, is un-
memorable melodically. One is hard
pressed to recall any musical ideas from the
piece once it is over.
The pianist, Rudolf Firkusny, cares very
much for the piece. He is as technically sure
a pianist as can be found and he appeared to
be in fine fettle Monday night. The orchestral players lent themselves to an accompaniment which framed Firkusny's
admirable performance quite appropriately. Vancouver was fortunate to
hear it so sensitively and capably rendered.
After the intermission (the highlight of
VSO concerts for many), a performance of
Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments gave the orchestra's "jewel-in-
the-rough" wind section its chance to shine.
This is not an outlandishly difficult piece
technically, though it is tricky rhythmically.
.Any discrepancies in intonation are immediately apparent and balance is critical.
An exemplary performance could be
described as hard and glittering.
And it was. After beginning with a few
slightly tottery bars, the players steadied to
produce some of the finest wind ensemble
playing heard for a long time in Vancouver.
The brass was harsh when loud, and Mr.
First Oboe might be cautioned to modify his
tone slightly when he has a subordinate line,
but in sum, this was superb playing indeed.
The concert concluded with a sparkling,
enthusiastic performance of Dmitri
Shostakovich's Symphony No. 9. Hayd-
nesque humor pervades the fast movements
and the buf foonerisms of the first and third
movements were most appealing, as they
were never overdone. The meditative
second and fourth movements with their
long woodwind solos were exceptionally well
rendered.Ronald de Kant (clarinet),
Kathleen Rudolph (piccolo) and Chris
Millard (bassoon) each displayed amazing
control in their treacherously extended
solos. Lively tempos and tight playing saw
the symphony to a crisp* finish and the
performers to.some well-deserved curtain
Not a great many curtain calls, however,
as this was not a concert designed to
thunderously overwhelm.. It was an in.
teresting program of a less-frequently
heard, yet thoroughly pleasant repertoire
and it was extremely well played.
Fairness would seem to dictate a compromise and this concert went a long way
toward proving that orchestral concerts
(anywhere — not just in Vancouver) need
not be<oexclusively comprised of the music
of Richard Strauss, Brahms, Respighi et al,
to be thoroughly enjoyable.
Friday, November 26, 1976
Page Friday, 3 movies
Carrie is a scary screamer
SISSY SPACEK . . . victim of mother's knife attack
Brian DePalma has constructed
a near perfect movie in Carrie. The
particularly significant thing is
that he accomplishes this by being
almost uniformly bad.
By the time the picture was half
over, I was convinced that it
belonged at some all night drive-in,
as the third or fourth feature.
Every cliche of modern horror
movies had been dragged out and
beaten to death.
Directed by Brian DePalma
Denman Place
Carrie is a timid, insecure child.
Her mother is a nasty religious
fanatic who locks her in closets and
makes her hate herself.
Everyone hates Carrie. The girls
at school make fun of her and are
cruel to her because she's different. And so she is.
There's something strange about
Carrie. She can make things move
with her mind, and she's not telling
anybody. You just know she's
going to get back at everyone.
Are you scared? Or, more likely,
asleep? If you were watching
DePalma at work right now, you'd
be laughing. He paints his
characters not with a wide brush,
but with a roller. Scenes are played
so broadly that they come across
like skits from the Carol Burnett
I hooted, jeered, and sneered
watching this movie develop. And
Shi tale repugnant
The Man Who Skied Down
Everest is a documentary about
the 1970 ascent of Mt. Everest by
Japanese skier Yuichira Muira
and his large team of climbers and
his subsequent ski-fall down a
portion of the mountain.
The original film was made in
Japan but for some reason it was
never released anywhere else.
Canadian producer Budge
Crawley, who is becoming known
as a film scavenger, purchased the
movie and all unused footage.
With a team of editors and a new
screenplay written by his wife, he
restructured the picture into a 90-
minute   Canadian   documentary.
The Man Who Skied Down Everest
Produced by Crawley Films
Park    and    West    Van    Odeon
It was a stiff, however, until it
won the Academy Award. Now it
has an American distributor and is
getting playdates across Canada
and the United States.
In many ways the film is enjoyable. The photography and
natural locations are breathtaking
and many of the details and ad
ventures of the climb are very
exciting to watch. The narration,
by veteran Canadian actor
Douglas Rain, is often useful
though it tends to get a little
bogged down at times due to the
dime-store philosophy espoused by
skier Muira in his diary.
But there is a pall hanging over
the story that makes Muira's
achievement less than admirable.
About halfway through the picture
six Sherpa climbers are killed in an
The skier writes that he is
saddened by this tragedy, for him
there can no longer be a happy
ending. Yet he trudges on up the
This is followed by a telling and
offensive sequence in which the
leaders of the expedition convince
the remaining Sherpas to stay on
with them. They ape in fact asking
these men to risk their lives for one
man's ego trip.
At this point a problem arises
with the film. Crawley and his
associates could have created an
important examination of personal
ambition and motivation and the
moral issues involved.
They could have attempted to
explain why this man believed that
his mission to ski down 8,000 feet of
mountain for two minutes was
worth the deaths of six people and
the suffering of many more.
But instead they treat the subject
with the kind of naive "because it's
there" philosophies often found in
juvenile real-life adventure books.
So despite all the excitement and
visual beauty and the technical
expertise involved in its making
The Man Who Skied Down Everest
is unsatisfying. It offers a hero and
an outlook that are repugnant.
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I, like everyone else, was perfectly
manipulated by the director.
At first you laugh at what seem
to be obvious mistakes by director
and cast. Then DePalma takes you
further down the garden path by
blatantly playing for laughs. But at
the end of the path he gets you
firmly by the throat.
The incredible impact of the end
of this movie is made possible by
lulling the audience into a complacency and belief that they're not
really going to see anything scary.
Piper Laurie evokes nothing but
amused disbelief with her portrayal of Carrie's fanatic, sexually-
repressed mother. She borrows her
style in this movie from the Harvey
Korman school of Ham acting.
William Katt rivals her for
cardboard character of the year
award by playing a golden-haired
school sports star. Stereotypes,
cliches, heavy-handed symbolism
— they're all there in generous
amounts, turning the movie into an
excellent parody of the modern
horror show style.
Then, just when you're gathering
up your coat and umbrella, convinced that you've seen a comedy
masquerading as a horror movie,
DePalma, as the proverb has it,
scares the living shit out of you.
He gives you a terror and
adrenalin rush such as I've never
experienced in my long experience
of falling asleep at horror shows.
The whole movie was made for
that moment and it has the
necessary impact to carry it all.
DePalma finally delivers, to leave
you shaking as you go out the door.
If you like satire and light
comedy, you'll like Carrie. And if
you like to be scared, you'll love it.
tiny island republic was rocked
this week by the opening of a
pangographic film entitled "Last
Tango in Pango Pango," starring
Maulin' Hando and Mariaz Wider.
Set in the steamy jungles of the
tropics, this torrid tale of sweaty-
palmed love and libidinal liberty
has aroused the ire (and somnolent
sex drive) of Reichbureaucracy
censor   Puce   Malvillian.
Rumor has it that the floppy-
eared man who visually assaulted
lovely starlet Mariaz Wider by
exhibiting the sparse attire and
miniscule equipment concealed
beneath his plastic raincoat, was
none other than Reichminister of
Truth Rat McSneer. Ms. Wider
said she found the experience
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Friday, November 26, 1976 boohsl
Levesque gains power
Peter Desbarats must swear
under his breath each time he
glances at the dustjacket of Rene.
There, centred on the back, is a
quote from the text:
"The idea of Rene Levesque
negotiating the future of Canada
with Pierre Trudeau is too far in
the future to be anything but wildly
speculative — but how potent that
prospect is!"
Rene: A Canadian in Search of a
Peter Desbarats.
McClelland and Stewart.
$10, 223 pages.
When Desbarats wrote those
words last July, in his introduction
to the book, he knew that the
release of the book would coincide
neatly with the Christmas book
rush, and perhaps with a provincial election in Quebec.
He had no idea, of course, that by
the time his book hit the stands the
quote so prominently displayed
would appear so foolish.
It would be a pity if that quote
dissuaded the public fom reading
Rene. As a detailed political
biography of Levesque, and a
fascinating account of his relations
with Trudeau and the federal
Liberals from Quebec, it is all the
more relevant now that Levesque
is the premier of Quebec.
Desbarats' prose is neither lyric
nor academic. It is fluid, readable
journalese — just what one would
expect from someone who spent 11
years writing about Quebec in
sundry newspapers and magazines
across Canada.
Nevertheless, the book is more
than an annotated collection of
interviews with Levesque and
clippings from Le Devoir;
Desbarats makes frequent use of
The first chapter, for example, is
a reconstruction of an informal
meeting in Gerard Pelletier's
Westmount home. Present were
Pelletier, then editor of La Presse,
.Andre Laurendau, editor of Le
Devoir, labor leader Jean Mar-
chand, law professor Pierre
Trudeau, and Quebec Natural
Resources      Minister       Rene
Levesque, the only one of the group
holding high political office.
Their meeting broke up when the
oneof five FLQ bombs planted that
evening exploded near Pelletier's
From this opening, Desbarats
moves to a well paced summary of
the political actions and intrigues
of Quebec in the 1960s, concentrating on Levesque's career in
the Liberal cabinet of Premier
Jean Lesage.
As with any worthwhile book of
this genre, the most interesting
sections are the personal exchanges and private asides
emerging from conflicts between
politicians. In 1962, following
Levesque's successful bid to
nationalize Quebec Hydro,
Levesque and Trudeau discussed
nationalization one evening at Jean
Marchand's apartment.  Trudeau
sniffed that nationalization was
merely bread and cirnuses for
voters who were starting to look
critically at the Lesage government.
"Levesque had exploded. He had
told Trudeau that his ironic,
Socratic pose was nothing but a
joke. Trudeau had retorted that it
was impossible to have a serious
discussion with a small-fry party
Levesque would later describe
Trudeau as having "a natural-born
talent for getting slapped in the
Dasbarats is constantly mining
political speeches and private
discussions for his account for the
rise of nationalism in Quebec, and
he frequently strikes rich veins of
irony. Did Jean Drapeau, in 1959,
really rail against the neo-colonial
economy of Quebec, warning that,
'We are tending more and more to
become a proletarian people?" Did
Trudeau write in 1956 that, "Self-
government is an admirable aim,
of course, provided a people really
intend to govern themselves?"
Even more revealing are the
quotations from increasingly shrill
editorials in the English-language
Montreal press, as Levesque and
the separatists gained popularity.
One week prior to the 1970
provincial election, an editorial in
the Montreal Star warned against
''the propensity of Quebec leader,
throughout history, toward
authoritarianism and dictatorship."
Desbarats, like so many English-
language journalists in Quebec, is
drawn to Levesque's personality
but distrusts his mastery of
economics. There are several
references in Rene to Levesque's
"political journalist's skimpy
familiarity with economics and
government finance."
But the point is also made — and
forcefully — that Levesque proved
himself a fast learner in the
treacherous school of politics in
An appendix to Rene is an interview with Levesque which
Desbarats wrote for the Canadian
Magazine in 1969, in which they
discussed what Quebec would be
like in 1977, following an election
victory by the P.Q.
Desbarats was paid for the article, but it was never published.
On the advice of the editors of the
Montreal Gazette, The Canadian
shelved the interview on the
grounds that it lent unjustifiable
credibility to Quebec's separation
and would create needless division
in Canada.
Rohmer treats mind- body
this mundane level is to do a great
disservice to the author and to the
by Richard Rohmer
McClelland and Stewart
240 pages, $9.95 hardcover
The most fascinating book you
could read this year would be
Separation, the latest opus of
Richard Rohmer.
It is ostensibly a book which
presents a series of hypothetical
problems that lead to a drastic
solution; the separation of Quebec	
from Canada. "To read it only on       To discover  the  great   theme
contained in the book (it wouldn't
be exaggerating to say almost
hidden), one must shed the husk of
somewhat incompetent prose to
reach the sweet kernels of understanding.
For what Separation is really
about is a problem which affects
>> y everybody, but one which most
people would like to forget about.
Separation is a radically new
treatment of the mind-body dichotomy.
This is not immediately apparent
after a first reading but this book is
an extremely complex work which
demands more than one reading.
Another thing which makes the
book hard to comprehend is the
particularly misleading advertising campaign which the book
has been put through. The ad men
. semi-moronic        have overemphasized the merely
representational, political aspects
of the book to thegreat confusion of
many who believe that Separation
is just a silly book about nonexistent political problems in
Canada, written by a semi-moronic, retired air force general from
Southern Ontario.
Separation is much more than
Dealing with the mind-body
problem in allegorical terms
(English Canada of course represents the mind; Quebec a vivacious
body), Rohmer sets the
philosophical crowd on their
collective heads.
It is his contention that, contrary
to Plato, the body existed before
the mind and may well exist after
the mind dies. In terms of the
allegory this is seen to be true.
Every school kid knows that New
France was founded before the
English settlements in Canada.
After separation Quebec might
also stand a better chance of
continued existence than a fractured and divisive Canada.
In a moving and poignant scene
Rohmer caps his theory with these
. . .she tightened her grip on his
testicles, pulled down.and with her
right hand brought the switchblade
in a slicing motion through the top
of the scrotum cleanly severing the
testicles from his humping body.
Rohmer has deliberately included contradictions in this scene.
He says that it is the body which
has been wounded but what he
means is that the mind is an incompetent judge of its own functions. Another complication, the
reasons for which may seem obscure, is that the two people involved in the scene are neither
Canadian nor Quebecois but are in
reality an Arab and a Palestinian.
Separation is not for those people
who want to turn their minds off
and "have a good read." To make
sense of this book one must be
prepared to undergo the most
fantastic, mental gymnastics.
It is heartening to find that at
least one Canadian writer is
writing not for the moment or for
mere gain but in search of more
lasting truths which will be
remembered long after both
Canada and Quebec, and even
Richard Rohmer,  are forgotten.
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Stanley and Roy booze up
Stanley Burke and Roy Peterson
are back with another tale from the
Swamp, that mythical land of
beavers and frogs that keeps
sounding suspiciously like Canada.
It's ostensibly a children's book,
with big print, wonderful
illustrations by Roy Peterson, and
a text that any 10 year old or first
year university student could read.
Blood, Sweat, and Bears
by    Stanley    Burke    and    Roy
J. J. Douglas, $5.95
It's also got 50 pages retailing at
$5.95, which means it's not going to
be bought by 10 year olds or
university students. It's Christmas
time, as it usually is when Burke
and Peterson release their fables,
and time to catch the gift market.
But, as can be expected when a
journalist known internationally
and an award-winning cartoonist
get together, the result is not all
child's play.
Burke lines up and gets some
shots away at hockey in general,
big business hockey in particular,
and the Canadian way of life.
Though on the whole Burke
succeeds with his satire, as well as
writing an enjoyable children's
book, there still remains a
schizophrenic quality that harms
the thrust at both levels.
It is difficult to review because of
this indecision on whether it is
indeed aimed at children, or their
elders who would appreciate the
I   was   able   to   interview   the
authors shortly before publication
of the book, meaning to clear up
some of the problems that I had in
discerning the purpose of the book.
I cleared most of it up, but my
notes from that evening are
scribbled and beer-smeared, so I
can only give you an approximation of what was said,
along with some help from
Peterson, who maintained the
highest level of sobriety.
It turns out that Burke is, indeed,
concerned with the serious aspects
of what he has written. "Everyone
on earth laughs at themselves, the
English, the French, the Scottish
. . . Canadians take themselves too
seriously. I'm hoping that books
like this will help Canadians laugh
at themselves."
"Canadians see themselves as
sensible people. Of course, we
must bemore sensible than anyone
else, right? Yet we proudly say
that one of the most violent sports
on earth is our national sport."
Burke's main criticism of
hockey, however, is its sellout to
"the megabuck society," both in
terms of what it's done to the sport
and what it implies about Canadian
But can such a slender volume of
whimsical humor bear the weight
of such concepts? Of course not.
But it hints at them sufficiently to
provide it with some depth beyond
Burke's light humor.
And regardless of the schizophrenia resulting from a serious
journalist writing humor for
children, the whole thing could be
carried effortlessly by Peterson's
drawings, for which he should
receive an award for beaver
caricature of the year.
In the end, it's all rather trivial.
After a last attempt at saying some
profound thing about the book at
the interview, Peterson stopped us
and said, "look, we've written a
nice little book that's rather funny
and we think your kid'll love it,
and it'll be just great for stuffing
stockings with, all right?"
All right. After that we talked
about the emerging consciousness
of mankind in our era and who was
going to win the Stanley Cup this
winter. How long can a 50-page
book about beavers and frogs
playing for the Swamp Cup keep
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Cottage houses horror
Night Must Fall is a thriller, Tuesday
night's premiere audience gasped aloud at
the climactic point of this 1930's murder
drama. The nervous laughter and looming
hushes suggest this Studio 58 student
production is a more than adequately
executed piece of theatre.
Night Must Fall
by Emlyn Williams
Starring Heidi Archibald and John Bryden
Directed by Antony Holland
Until December  9 at Studio 58,  Langara
The murderer, Dan, is like the boy next
door. He is blonde and taunting, a boyish
ladies' man. But underneath all his wit and
personality he's a psychopathic killer.
Mrs. Bramson, his next victim, is a selfish
hypocritical old invalid. She constantly
badgers her quiet but observant niece,
Olivia, and her two maids, the simple
minded Dora and the stick-thin, quick and
snappy Mrs. Terence.
The action of the play takes place in Mrs.
Bramson's sitting room in Essex, England.
The inhabitants' seemingly uneventful life is
disturbed by Dora's pregnancy and Dan, the
father, is called to the house by Mrs.
Bramson whose intention is to have the two
righteously married.
Instead Dan interests her. He moves into
the bungalow  and   events   proceed   from
there. A murder has been committed in the
village and it is not long before the audience
discovers that Dan is the murderer and
nervously awaits the murder of his next
victim. The plot becomes apparent soon
enough, but it is the development of the
characters Olivia and Dan that proves intriguing.
Olivia watches with progressive interest
and subsequent horror as Dan makes his
moves. His true identity is revealed to the
audience at the same time.
Heidi Archibald as the unassuming victim
Mrs. Bramson, Marianne Gregor as the
placidly observant Olivia and Jon Bryden as
the killer Dan, display in-depth and sincere
developments of character much to be
commended in this student production. The
ever present comic relief balances the build
of tension. Credit is especially due to John J.
Moffat as the overwhelmingly polite English
gent who's walked upon and shook out like a
rug throughout the course of the show. Also
worth mentioning is Earl Klein who brings a
polished and sophisticated Inspector Belsize
to life.
Drew Borland's set once again suitably
enhances the play and characters. It is a
comfortably shoddy country cottage with
warming fireside and floral decor.
■Antony Holland has a fine student cast to
work with (he is double casting and will
alternate the cast throughout the run of the
show) and has directed them in a most
pleasing performance of Night Must Fall.
HEIDI ARCHIBALD . . . principal figure in murder thriller
Hosanna ends this Sunday at the
Vancouver East Cultural Centre.
Showtimes are 8:30 each night with
a matinee Saturday at 2:30.
Tickets are $3.50 or whatever you
can afford on Saturday.
Sunday afternoon is the Vancouver Youth Orchestra at 2:00. On
Monday, An Infinity Studio
presents Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum,
Buddhist films of Karma Dundrup
Chimpel (Byron Black) and Lama
Thinly Drubpa. Show is at 8:00,
tickets $2.00.
In a more serious setting is a film
and lecture Mayan Cult and
Shamanism by Georges Payashe
and Claudine Viallon. There are
three films. One, called Brujo,
deals with the medicine of the
Mayans   including   the   use   of
natural hallucinogens. Another,
Quintajimultic, is about a five-day
carnival for the new year, and
lastly, Via Dolorosa about a mass
procession illustrating the passions
of Christ. The Christmas Market is
open starting Dec. 3 continuing
until the 19th, Info at 254-9578.
Jingle Bell Jungle conceived by
Evelyn Roth and Sharon Halfnight
is at the Burnaby Art Gallery. It
features a 40-foot Santa suitable for
climbing, a musical staircase by
Helen May, banners, sculptures
and workshops. On Saturday and
Sunday are music workshops at
2:30 for people, bells, and chimes.
Sharon Halfnight will be showing
slides and examples of her work
decorating the hangars at Habitat
Forum using a variety of
techniques   including   batik   and
applique on Wednesday night at
7:30. Everything is free, but bring
yer own bell!
Chile Show, an attempt to
publicize the invasion of human
rights by the military junta after
the coup in '73, is free for the
viewing Dec. 1, 2, 4 at 8:00. The
show will consist of harrowing
moments, humor, absurdity,
poetry and Chilean folk music.
Mars finishes with a great implosion this Sunday. You can see
this history-making event at the
planetarium. At the Centennial
Museum is Native B.C. Art. In the
auditorium is a Festival of
Kwakiutl Films.
Shawn Phillips and Michael
Palmer are at the Old Roller Rink
until Nov. 28. Sonny Terry and
Brownie McGee show up through
Dec. 3-6. For info and reservations
cafl 986-1331.
The Cecellian Ensemble returns
to Christ Church Cathedral at 8:30
tonight. Their show is called La
Guerre des Buffons and the special
guest is David Skulski who plays
baroque oboe. More info at 224-
If you happen to be at the Vancouver Public Library this Sunday
at 2:30 you can hear B.C. poets
Daphne Marlatt, Carole Itter and
Edwin Varney. If you want to stay
home, listen to CFRO-FM 102.7
because the readings will be
carried live . . . besides you can
listen to Pajama Party at 1:00.
At Rohans on West 4th this
evening is Berrycup with old rock
'n' roll, blues and boogie. Be there
or be square!
The Fine Arts Gallery here on
campus in the bowels of the main
library is presenting Eduoardo
Paolozzi, British sculptor.
The Heritage Crafts Guild is
presenting a Christmas Crafts Fair
from Dec. 3-8 at the Peter Pan
Ballroom, 1636 West Broadway 11-9
daily. There'll be a wide selection
of top quality, reasonably priced
crafts along with live folk and jazz
music in the evenings. Donation at
the door for the Christmas Cheer
Launie Wong-Mitchel exhibits
color prints using the ciba-chrome
process at the Helen Pitt Gallery,
IK? W. Pender. The show is entitled
Woman by Woman and is her first
major show since her graduation
from the VSA in 1971. Preview is
Nov. 29 at 8:00, exhibit is Nov. 30-
Dec. 1.
The Sofia, a new restaurant
featuring international folk-
dancing and cuisine is having a
special on North America. Tonight
at 9:30 is bluegrass music with
Casual Acquaintances Orchestra
and John Malone calling. Saturday
they re featuring swing and jazz by
the Lunatic Fringe alongside
Hannah the belly dancer from San
If you'd like to see something in
Vista, perhaps something you
think we have missed, then find a
crayon and write a note. We'll find
someone who can read and maybe
it'll get in the column.
Friday, November 26, 1976
Page Friday, 7 Page  14
Friday, November 26, 1976
Why did violence break out at
a peaceful demonstration in.
Soweto, South Africa about the
use of the Afrikaans language in
the schools? The demonstration
led to a widespread outbreaks of
violence across the country.
Sikose Nji, a 21-year-old
student from Soweto, and John
Makatini, African National
Congress representative to the
United Nations, will try to explain
the confrontation at a speech
Tuesday at 8 p.m., in the
Christmas Seal auditorium at
Tenth and Willow.
The Scientific Pollution and
Environment Control Society has
received a federal grant to
continue with the second phase of
It's Our Community - Your
Environment Program.
The $30,600 grant will provide
salaries for six people to continue
taking the Save the Fraser River
Hot flashes
slideshow into Lower Mainland
schools and exhibit an educational
display in shopping malls and
other public places for the next
30 weeks.
Brochures and posters will be
produced and distributed with the
aim of educating Lower Mainland
residents about effects of urban
growth on the environment of the
Fraser delta.
The SPEC display will be in the
Scarfe lounge today, for the last
The display has been in SUB
for two weeks, but during that
period the donations can and two
enlarged color photos were stolen.
SPEC would appreciate return of
the items, because it doesn't have
a large operating budget.
Three films on the life and
culture of Mayan Indians will be
shown at the Vancouver East
Cultural Centre Tuesday and
The     films     are     Brujo,
'Tween classes
Free   guitar   lessons,   5:30  to   8:30
p.m., SUB 216.
Bob  Williams,  former  NDP cabinet
minister,  speaks, noon,  Angus 106.
General   meeting,   7:45   p.m.,   SUB
General      meeting,      noon,
International House Lounge.
Folk song group, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.,
SUB 213.
General meeting, noon, SUB 215.
Forum   on  CLC  Manifesto,   8  p.m.,
1208 Granville.
Aristophanes comedy Eccleslazusae,
8 p.m., Bu. penthouse.
Ball hockey, bring stick and student
card, 2 p.m., winter sports centre,
gym E.
Speaker H. W. Janson on the role of
chance In artistic creation, 8:15
p.m., I RC 2.
Film, Song of a Fisherman, 50 cents
admission, 2:30 p.m., SUB
ballroom. Sports night for members
only, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., winter
sports centre, gym A.
Bowling practice, 9 a.m.,
Brentwood Lanes.
Drama  lecture, 5:30 p.m., Bu. 222.
An exhibition of photographs,
sculptures and modular paintings,
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., until Dec.
10, AMS art gallery.
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address is 1895 Venables.
Say, 'uncle'
The Vancouver Resources
Board needs volunteers. The
volunteers are needed not to stuff
envelopes, but to go out to
families to work as 'aunts,'
'uncles,' farnily visitors, tutors,
and drivers.
All volunteers should be
prepared to commit themselves
for a year, and will receive
training for their work and
payment of expenses. Anyone
interested in helping people cope
with the hard world out there
should call Jean Nicholls of the
VRB at 733-8111.
What a steel
Crazy dancing fools will be
welcome at an international dance
organized by International House
Trinidad Supertones Steelband
will be making music and tickets
can be bought at IH or at the
Prof. H.W. Janson
Institute of Fine Arts
New York University
One of the world's foremost
living art historians and
author of the textbook
History ol Art, used all over
the world.
Sat, Nov. 27,8:15 p.m.
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CLASSIFIED Friday, November 26, 1976
Page 15
T'Birds bury down under side
The Australian universities all-
star basketball team were no
match for the UBC Thunderbirds
as they were trounced 84-60
Tuesday night in War Memorial
The Aussies were dominated
throughout the game by the much
bigger Birds. The outcome was
never in any doubt from the
opening tip off. The 'Birds' led by
their 611"' centre Mike McKay and
6 '9" forward Jan Bohn consistently
outboarded their Australian op-
posites, who were both 6')".
The Birds collectively pulled
down 46 boards, 35 of them at the
defensive end of the court to the
Aussies 35. McKay pulled down
nine and Bohn came up with eight
rebounds while Australian Colin
Varian got seven.
In the points department, Bill
Berzins led the 'Birds with 15
points on seven field goals and one
free throw, shooting an even 50
percent  in both.   McKay  got   12
points, 10 of them in the second
half, and Bruce Wright came up
with 11.
For  the   Australians,   David
Stillman from La Trobe University
Rasslers even record at 7-7-?
The Thunderbird wrestling team
evened its season record at 1-1-1
when they split two contests with
the Washington State University
Cougars in dual meet action Nov.
The first match was conducted
under American collegiate rules
and the Cougars won 24-15. The
second match was held under
Olympic freestyle rules and UBC
came away with a 26-16 victory in
that one.
Peter Farklas (134 pounds), Ira
Chitlow (142), Lee Blanchard
(158), Mike Grist (167), Craig
Delehunt (190) and George Richey
(heavyweight), all won their
matches for the 'Birds.
On Saturday the 'Birds travelled
to Coeur D'Alene, Idaho to participate in the North Idaho College
Tourney. George Richey led the
way for UBC by taking first place
in the 200-pound weight class.
Delehunt (180) and Mike Richey
(168), both captured seconds. Rob
UBC women rowers
start first season
UBC's women's rowing team
took part in its maiden outing
Saturday in a regatta in Seattle,
but with modest results.
Eleven members of the two--
month-old crew made the journey
to the annual Green Lake Fall
Regatta where they entered the
novice four and novice eight events
against a number of collegiate
crews from Oregon, Washington
and B.C.
Rowing in the four were Leslie
Cbugh, Sandra Harper, Nancy
Hunter and Sheila Root. Joining
Harper and Root in the eight were
Susan Baiton, Janice Swan, Star
Mahara, Val Cooper, Susan
Zygmunt and Jennifer Thomsen.
Both boats were coxed by Jill
1110 Seymour St.
Stirk, a former coxswain with the
men's crew.
Although the Thunderettes'
placings were quite modest in both
events coach Glenn Battersby was
far from dissatisfied, feeling that
great improvement can be expected from such an inexperienced
group.    .
The team is still looking for new
members and can be contacted
through the athletic office in War
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Jones (135) picked up a fourth.
Led by the veteran George
Richey, his brother Mike and the
returning Delehunt, the 'Birds are
once .again very strong in the
heavyweight classes. But the
difference is the maturity and
depth that has been gained in the
lighter classes.
The 'Birds next action will be
2:30 p.m. today in War Memorial
Gym, when they take on the
Central Washington State squad.
Central Washington is a perennial
power that UBC has met in each of
the last two seasons. Each team
has won once.
shot a high 60 percent for 13 points.
Chris Lane got 12 points, all of
them on field goals.
The Australian team had only
one day to recover from a 24-hour
flight, this may account for their
poor shooting accuracy — they
only shot 36 per cent. They attempted 80 field goals and sunk 29.
The 'Birds did somewhat better
coming up with the same number
of attempts for 37 baskets a fairly
consistent 46 per cent.
"I think this has been a very
valuable first game for our tour.
Your style of play is somewhat
different than ours and we took
some time to adjust," Australian
coach David Major said after the
At half time the 'Birds had a
commanding 41-25 lead. But the
Australians in the second half were
only outscored by eight points, 43-
35, in the second half.
"Tn Australia basketball is still
very much a recreational sport,"
Major said. "Most of our courts are
still outdoors. But the Australian
national team did show a great
deal of improvement at the last
Olympics. Our university players
do not even play in a league against
each other. They all play local
men's league teams."
About half of the Australian
players are from two universities
in the Adelaide region and play on
the Southern Australian State
team. On this year's tour are six
returnees from previous
Australian all star teams.
Tuesday's game was the
Aussie's only appearance on the
west coast. They left Wednesday
for Dalhousie University in
Next in UBC's league schedule
they play the Lethbridge
Pronghorns. Last weekend in Lethbridge the Pronghorns split a pair
of games with the Calgary
Dinosaurs, losing 81-65 and winning 85-77. In the 'Birds' season
opener against Calgary they went
down to defeat twice by three and
12-point margins.
The games are 8:30 p.m. Friday
and Saturday in War Memorial
Gym. Page 16
Friday, November 26, 1976
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