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The Ubyssey Feb 16, 1978

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 'Open university' planned
An open university — a system
whereby people can obtain
university degrees without attending a formal university — will
become a reality in the near future
for B.C., education minister Pat
McGeer   announced   Wednesday.
Speaking at a press conference
at the university faculty club,
McGeer said the education
ministry has signed a letter of
agreement with the Open
University of Britain whereby the
two bodies will co-operate.
The letter says a more formal
Correspondence degree program
contractual agreement will be
signed between the institutions
covering specific details of the
McGeer said the open university
would utilize a variety of methods,
including telephone seminars,
correspondence and television, to
teach courses.
He said the education ministry
currently has an application in the
Canadian Radio Television and
Telecommunications Commission
to set up the television part of the
Senate does
a shuffle act
The university senate rejected Wednesday a recommendation from the
student representative assembly to hold new student board of governors
and senators-at-large elections.
The assembly voted Tuesday to ask senate to hold new elections
because of irregularities in the voting procedure in the Jan. 18 election for
student board and senate members.
The senate voted instead to strike a committee to examine the
irregularities and to decide if a new election is warranted.
The controversy centres on evidence of improper voting procedures at
the polling station in the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building.
Engineering students are alleged
to have signed voting sheets giving
their votes away by proxy to other
The election committee was also
empowered at Wednesday's senate
meeting to take action on its findings.
If it finds there were
irregularities it can instruct
registrar Jack Parnall to hold new
Senator Ron Shearer spoke in
favor of referring the matter to a
committee rather than accept the
SRA's decision.
"The decision to overturn an
election should be made only on the
basis of a thorough formal investigation," he said.
"I gather from the senator
(student senator Eric Warren) on
the investigation committee that
the investigation was very informal. The overturning of an
election is a very serious
Although administration
president Doug Kenny did not
indicate opposition to the proposal
to refer the matter to a committee,
he told senate that immediate
action on the controversy was
Law professor Charles Bourne
said the basis for overturning the
election does not seem firm.
But student senator Ron Joseph
said he was approached by a
student who admitted being involved in the scandal.
"He admitted he had signed a
sheet giving his vote away by
Senate's decision to refer the
scandal to a committee is the fifth
time the issue has been shuffled off
to another body.
The controversy first arose when
students wrote letters to registrar
Jack Parnall, who is responsible
under the Universities Act for
running the elections, complaining
there were voting improprieties.
The registrar referred the
matter to the Alma Mater Society
which referred the matter to the
senate implementation committee
of the Universities Act. This
committee then passed the matter
back to the SRA to declare whether
the election should be overturned.
On Tuesday the SRA voted to ask
the senate to hold new elections.
But now the senate has referred
the matter to a committee.
The board elections were won by
See page 2: INDECISION
program such that it will reach all
parts of B.C. with television. But
only five per cent of instruction
would be by television.
Perry said the university is
designed to complement the
existing university system rather
than provide an alternative.
"It could be summed up as a
university of a second chance,"
Perry said.
"Access has got to be made easy,
which means that you have to
abandon any entrance
requirement. You've got to take
education to him (someone who
might not ordinarily be able to
attend university) in the home
because he has got a full-time
occupation or she has a family to
look after."
Perry said the average time
taken by students; in Britain to
complete an Open University
degree is six years. But there are
no restrictions on the amount of
time taken.
McGeer said in the letter of
agreement: "This letter of interest
is signed by us (McGeer and Open
University vice-chancellor Sir
Walter Perry) on behalf of our
respective institutions to give force
to our hope and interest that we
shall implement a program of
inter-institutional    co-operation."
"We understand that, in due
course, the ministry's interest in
such co-operation may be expressed through an open learning
institute or similar body set up by
the ministry."
McGeer hinted at the possibility
of the program during a day-long
conference in Victoria Friday. He
said that he was studying a
program similar to the British
program, which offers a university
education by correspondence."
He could not say Wednesday how
much the program will cost, but
said it will be included in the
ministry's budget estimate, to be
brought before the legislature in
McGeer said the education
ministry will rely heavily on the
British Open University at first.
"In the initial phases of this
agreement the benefits will be oneway in the sense that we will rely
heavily on the expertise of the
Open University," he said.
"But in the long run we expect to
be able to marshal the very best of
our academic capabilities in this
province to reciprocate by developing ourselves course material
that we would consider to be of
sufficient calibre to be utilized by
"We would be able to offer
academics from this province as
resource people for the British
Open University."
McGeer said a senior member of
the British institute will come to
B.C. to assist with the implementation of the program which could
start as early as this fall.
But McGeer's earlier proposals
for teaching students by television
See page 2: McGEER
WOODEN PEOPLE commonly found on UBC campus at mid-term
time fascinate Sarah Marshall, who is obviously not old enough to
comprehend fixed-smiles of students begging prof to let them off
—edmond o'brien photo
for week-long funeral of favorite aunt who died in Aspen.
Actually happy carvings by B.C. Indians are on display at UBC
Museum of Anthropology on Marine Drive atop Towers Beach.
Why should we fund bookstore?—hacks
Student politicians Wednesday condemned
an administration proposal to use profits
from the bookstore to pay for a new $3 million
"All in all, it's an outrageous proposal,"
Dave Van Blarcom, president's bookstore
committee member, said Wednesday.
The bookstore makes profits of about
$100,000 a year and this profit comes out of the
students' pockets, Van Blarcom said.
"Why can't they turn book sale surplus
back to students through cheaper textbooks?" he asked. "They're (the bookstore)
trying to commit us to higher textbook prices.
We're paying more for our books than other
students and books are overpriced."
To finance the bookstore, the administration is seeking an order-in-council, a
cabinet order that will allow the university to
take out a long-term loan of about $2.5 million.
Bookstore profits will be used to pay back
the loan and the loan will be recovered by
operating revenue, said Erich Vogt, vice-
president of faculty and student affairs.
But making the bookstore a profit-making
venture hurts students, said Van Blarcom.
He said that students have already helped
subsidize campus sports facilities and added
he would "certainly draw the line at students
financing a new bookstore."
Van Blarcom said the bookstore should not
commit itself to 10 years of high book prices to
repay the loan.
"It's one more example of cutbacks and
tuition increases."
Van Blarcom said he is not convinced a new
bookstore is necessary.
There may be alternatives to the proposed
method of financing the bookstore, he said.
The repayment time for the loan could be
extended or the amounts of payments increased, he added. He said a long-term
financing method such as floating a debenture could pay for the bookstore.
Van Blarcom added the bookstore could be
integrated into a new home economics
building. Or it could be included in the same
financial deal as the home economics
building, he said.
See page 7: STUDENTS Page 2
Thursday, February 16, 1978
Night visit
McGeer plan announced
Inhabitants of this tiny island
kingdom were astonished by the
revelation that highly acclaimed
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had illegally signed papers
authorizing a vasectomy for primo
ministre Jock Demacho.
From page 1
drew   criticism   from   UBC   administration   president   Doug
"To develop (new) programs is
very, very expensive," he said
Wednesday afternoon.
"The costs probably, if one had
to develop those, would be the
same as a regular university."
McGeer had said Friday the
costs of delivery of the program to
the home are about half of regular
delivery costs in a university
But Kenny responded that the
problem of developing programs
with Canadian content that fit into
the present education system could
make the proposal financially
"You have to reckon that against
student enrolment at our three
public universities which will cost
probably more than $200 million
for this year," McGeer said.
Indecision strikes at
UBC senators again
From page 1
Paul Sandhu and Basil Peters.
Senators-at-large elected were
Dave Coulson, Don Gillespie, Chris
Niwinski, Lome Rogers and Karim
Arts senator and AMS secretary-
treasurer Arnold Hedstrom said he
favored overturning the election on
the evidence AMS president De-
Marco presented at an emergency
meeting Jan. 31.
"The people involved should
have resigned," he said.
"I'm very disappointed that the
people involved didn't do this. Let's
face it, we're not going to get
people to come out in the open and
risk personal abuse and being
raked over the coals.
"There should be a new election."
Law representative Dave Van
Blarcom agreed.
"We have the confidential
evidence sufficient to make our
own decision," he said.
"We should be sure about the
evidence," Warren said. "We'll
look more honorable if we have
sufficient evidence.
"Technically we only have the
power to recommend."
Some representatives said they
resented what they called senate's
"buckpassing" in returning the
matter to the assembly.
But most people agreed the assembly should be responsible for
its actions.
"We've always resented the administration intruding on what we
call our own affairs," graduate
studies representative Don
Meakins said.
"Finally something like this has
happened and we want them
(senate) to investigate for us."
The motion, put forward by arts
representative Sheila Lidwill and
Van Blarcom, was originally in
three parts. It called for a new
election, to be conducted by mail-in
ballot with only candidates from
the original election eligible for the
new one.
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Kenny said earlier the open
university program degrees might
cause difficulties for students
wanting to transfer to, or take
graduate studies at, universities
that would not accept the
correspondence degree.
"There could be problems of
transferring from one area to
another and there could be
problems going on to graduate
studies in other areas of North
America," Kenny said.
McGeer said the program, which
will be open to all, unlike the
British system, has nothing to do
with the campus but more to do
with the geography of the province.
"There are people in B.C. who
for social, psychological or
geographical reasons have not
attended university," he said.
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Program ———-—
Thursday, February 23
12:45 to 2:00 p.m.
WAR MEMORIAL GYM FREE Thursday, February 16, 1978
Page 3
Gay newspaper
states its case
after RCMP raid
Canadian University Press
education reporter
"What does happen some times in the gay
community is there are loving relationships
between older men and younger boys. And
we shouldn't deplore those automatically
and unthinkingly. Let's take a look at what
actually happens."
The speaker is Gerald Hannon, a member
of the collective which publishes Body
Politic, a Toronto-based gay rights
And his attempt in the paper's December-
January issue to describe what happens in
those relationships in an article called Men
Loving Boys Loving Men, has resulted in a
police raid on the newspaper's offices and
obscenity charges against himself, two
other collective members and Pink Triangle
Press, which publishes Body Politic. The
trial has been set for June 26.
During the Dec. 30 raid, police seized 12
cartons of material, including the
newspaper's subscription        lists,
manuscripts, letters to the editor, and advertising and business records. Collective
members say the police raid, ostensibly to
gather evidence for obscenity charges, was
actually intended to close down the
"The decision to run the article was not
taken lightly nor without debate in the
collective," says a lengthy preface to
Hannon's article.
"We have had it on hand, typeset and laid
out, for nearly six months, but we have
hesitated, sensitive to the feeling that 'the
climate was not right' after the anti-gay
media barrage which followed Emanuel
Jaques' death in August."
Jaques was a Toronto shoeshine boy
murdered and left in a plastic bag on the
roof of a Yonge Street body rub parlor after
a homosexual encounter with two men.
But, as Hannon said in a recent intervew,
"if we were going to wait for the time until
this issue could be discussed without any
flack at all, we may as well have filed it
away for good."
Five years ago, Hannon wrote one of his
first articles for Body Politic, called Of Men
and Little Boys. Although Toronto dailies
editorialized against the article and the
Globe and Mail urged that criminal charges
be laid, no action was taken.
"That article was much shorter, much
less specific," says Hannon. "But also, both
the paper and the movement were much
smaller then and not as much of a threat.
There was no need to slap it down.
"Now, they feel threatened by the
strength which the gay movement has
gathered. They claim that what the gay
movement really wants is their kids. I think
the article probably did provide them with
an opportunity they were waiting for."
Ed Jackson, another member of the
newspaper collective, adds: "This attack on
children is the very basis of the problem. All
the time, this is how they attack us."
Jackson points to the media coverage
anti-gay crusader Anita Bryant has drawn
since she began the Save Our Children
campaign in Dade County, Fla.
"Constantly, the papers in Dade County
would dredge up these stories, sometimes as
old as two years, about a boy scout leader
diddling a little boy. They were always
treated sensationally. It was all sort of
jammed together.
"We felt we had to begin to educate gay
people about some of these mysteries.
Pedophelia is one of them, it's one aspect of
it. If we are going to be accused of being
child molesters, we should know something
about people who actually are involved with
children in some way."
Hannon and Jackson say they do not
understand the hysterical people who attempt to brand all gay people as potential
child molesters and who want to keep them
away from all contact with children.
Nor will they accept the liberal view that
homosexuality is natural enough that gay
people should have some rights, but not
natural enough that those rights should
include teaching children in the schools.
"The fear is that you take someone who
isn't gay and hasn't the slightest desire to
be, you coerce them and manipulate them
into being a homosexual. That probably is
impossible. But even if it were possible it
must be put in context, which is that almost
all homosexuals come out of families where
they were manipulated and coerced into
being heterosexuals."
But do Hannon and Jackson think there is
a rational concern behind the complaints by
people who object to gay people teaching
their children? When and how is it decided
whether a kid is going to be homosexual or
"Well, when did you decide?" asked
Hannon. "You can answer that as easily as I
can. If you looked back, would you say it was
the little boy next door? Or your older
brother when he gave you a bath?"
Jackson adds: "It can't be attributed to
any sexual thing. The thing is there hasn't
been that much scientific study on sexual
orientation. And the studies tend to make an
assumption that one is right and one is
wrong and the studies focus on what went
"Some studies have determined that
sexual orientation is already determined by
age four, I think they're more valid than
"There's this tremendously ambiguous
period where you're quivering on the brink;
if there's a strong influence you'll go one
way or the other. And you're constantly reinforced with heterosexuality, of course.
People are coerced into being heterosexual
if anything."
Hannon's article, and the way he
described relationships between men and
boys in it has drawn a variety of critical
responses, not only from morally outraged
newspaper columnists and editorial writers.
Many feminists complain that the article,
by taking a sympathetic approach to relationships between men and boys, attempts
to provide ammuniton for the National Gay
Rights Coalition stand that age of consent
laws should be abolished — a stand which
many feminists oppose.
"Certain elements within the feminist
community were upset by the article," says
"We haven't held a dialogue with them. I
think it's probably going to come; it just
hasn't come yet. I understand their opposition is based in a belief that it is impossible to have a non-coercive relationship between an older person and a
younger person."
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Jackson adds: "I don't see why abolition
rf age of consent laws would protect women
from rape."
He says that although age laws should be
abolished, there should be laws applying to
force in relations between people.
Hannon doesn't agree with another
criticism of his article: that it looks only at
positive, non-coercive relationships between
men and boys.
He says that to examine coercive relationships would be "like discussing
heterosexual relationships and discussing
rape. I don't want to look at those ones —
they're appalling to me. I want to look at the
ones that haven't been discussed."
Jackson says that criticism of the article
will spur discussion rather than division.
"Those are all things that we have to
discuss. We know the article has got people
But Hannori and Jackson admit that
discussion of the article has been superceded by the obscenity charges and the
police raid. Discussion for the time being is
focusing on the newspaper's right to print
the article rather than the content of the
article or the topics it dealt with.
"Freedom of the press is the major issue
at the moment," says Jackson.
The most violent, hysterical responses to
the article and the newspaper have appeared in the pages of Toronto newspapers.
Toronto Sun columnist Claire Hoy was the
first to publicly condemn the article.
tion from the provincial human rights
But a similar recommendation from the
Ontario human rights commission for inclusion of sexual orientation in that
province's code is expected to be defeated,
and Hannon and Jackson say they expect
the government to use the Body Politic controversy as an excuse.
"We know the government doesn't want
sexual orientation in the human rights code.
Now it looks like they'll try and pin the Body
Politic as the scapegoat when the motion is
But Hannon and Jackson add that an
appeal fund launched to defray the
newspaper's legal costs is gaining considerable support, and that many people are
realizing that the police raid— which seized
the newspaper's subscription lists among
other documents — and subsequent charges
are directed not only at the articles itself but
at the Body Politic's continued existence
and at gay people generally.
He notes that there has been no mention in
the media linking the timing of the raid and
charges with the effort in several provinces
to have people protected in human rights
codes against discrimination on grounds of
sexual orientation.
In December, Quebec's national assembly
agreed to include sexual orientation in its
human rights charter after a recommenda-
Hannon says that although the loss of
material taken during the police raid has
made the business operations of the paper
"very difficult," the newspaper will continue publishing.
The latest issue since the December-
January issue which contained Hannon's
article appeared on the newsstands in early
And Hannon maintains the position he
took at a Jan. 5 press conference held
shortly  after  charges   were  laid.
"As a journalist, I investigated the lives of
three men involved in affectional and sexual
relationships with boys. I spoke to the men,
to some of the boys, and to a heterosexual
married man who was involved in a
pedophilic relationship during his youth. . . .
"Pedophilia is a taboo topic. And I suppose that one can be expected to be pilloried
for opening discussion on the topic. But I
insist without reservation on my right to
discuss the topic. Such an investigation
should be considered an important contribution to our knowledge of the lives of
some of our fellow human beings.
"That it has instead been the occasion for
criminal charges against myself and others
on this paper is testimony to the fact that
such a discussion is worth further investigation — a task I would encourage
other journalists to pursue; an investigation
I would have continued myself had I not
been silenced.
"If these charges, and any subsequent
trial, do nothing more than demystify the
topic of pedophilia and make it one that
responsible men and women can discuss
without fear, the article in question will
have served the purpose for which it was
designed." Page 4
Thursday, February 16, 1978
The books don't balance
The UBC administration's bookstore game
appears to be drawing to
its 'logical' conclusion, if
you'll excuse the term.
A proposal is coming
forward to build a shiny
new bookstore to replace
the current crowded facility. Who's going to pick up
the tab? You guessed it.
The bookstore has
recently ended up each
year with a $100,000 profit,  which has been stashed
away in a fund for some
nebulous use. It was indicated that it would be used
for a new store. Now the
proposal is almost fact.
The Ubyssey has opposed this practice, and still
does for good reasons.
The administration has
explained that these surpluses do not come out of
profits made from selling us
those expensive books —
they say books don't generate  profits—but from  pro-
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fits   made   from  selling stationery items.
This is a convenient and
deceptive argument. If the
bookstore is making profits
off stationery, book prices
should be lowered to allow
the bookstore to operate
on a break-even basis. The
savings might be small on a
book-by-book basis, but we
need every bit of relief we
can get.
As was detailed recently
in The Ubyssey, book prices are grossly inflated by
unfortunate practices on
the part of publishers and
Most books must be purchased in the fall or at the
beginning of the spring
term, when students are
burdened with tuition payments, among other things.
Students are unhappy
with high book prices.
The reason the administration is engaging in this
practice is because provincial governments, especially
the current one, do not
like   to   pay   for   relatively
frivolous structures  such  as
Students have paid for
many buildings around campus — a practice almost
unheard of elsewhere. With
tuition     up,    book    prices
skyrocketing and inflation
pushing up living costs, the
last thing we need is to
pay the bill for yet another
building. We're subsidizing
enough government cheapness as it is.
Life is unfair
The UBC senate has decided to delay setting straight
the status of our senate and board reps, ignoring a
student representative assembly decision which a senate
committee asked for a mere week ago.
We must now await the recommendation of a senate
committee on whether we will have another election, as
the SRA recommended. If the senate shuffle continues
this way, we will be filling out our ballots about the
same time as our Christmas cards.
This is a farce. The status of our representatives
shouldn't be left to the pushmi-pullyu of senate. Some
important decisions will be made soon, and we shouldn't
be unrepresented so some profs can have something to
gossip about over Faculty Club martinis.
An unfortunate part of this debacle was the vote by
some student senators to support this stupid motion —
which runs contrary to the SRA decision.
This action obviously reflects the personal axes those
alleged student senators have to grind, and is a blow to
the concept of unified stands by students.
Administration president Doug Kenny, who said he
wanted the matter cleared up as quickly as possible,
appeared once again to be more on the students' side
than our representatives. But these are strange times.
FEBRUARY 16, 1978
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the university year by the Alma Mater
Society of the University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS or the
university administration. Member, Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a
weekly commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241K of the Student Union
Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Chris Gainor
It was a sad day at The Ubyssey office. Tiny Tom Hawthorn was with us no more. Every time the staffers
looked at his spindly typewriter lying In the corner they sighed and hastily wiped their eyes lest someone see
them. Chris Gainor wandered mournfully around the office, regretting sitting on the tyke and causing his
Insides to pop. Mike Bocking wiped his nose surreptitiously on a grubby handkerchief. "He'll never know the
joys of SRA meetings," he sobbed. Bill Tieleman missed having someone skinnier than he to pick on and
Kathy Ford yearned for the days- when she bullied the cub reporter only to be the object of the unseemly
Imprecations he hurled back. Heather Conn ducked as she remembered how the playful lad had heaved
telephone books over her head. Ralph Maurer missed having someone shorter than himself and Verne
McDonald missed his favorite telephone book target. Ed O'Brien sang gloomy dirges and Matt King recalled
the days when the shaggy-haired reporter tied up the telephone for hours. Marcus Gee counted the days
when the  byline junkie would  come back and wreak revenge for this.
A gift to help fellow students
As the graduating class of 1978,
we shall leave a gift to this
Graduating classes in past years
have, in their wisdom, chosen to
leave various gifts, ranging from
perhaps a fountain to a cairn
constructed to adorn our campus.
We owe much not only to the
faculty and staff of UBC, but,
importantly, to each other — to all
those fellow students who have
helped one another at some time in
the past few years. More
frequently than many of us would
care to admit openly — we as
students have experienced
frustration, discouragement,
loneliness, lack of self-confidence
— difficulties  where  a   little
I should like to take this opportunity to thank all those people
for their kind assistance offered to
me after my accident on the
morning of Thursday Feb. 2 on
Southwest Marine Drive.
For those who put in the call for
the ambulance, police, etc., I
would like to express my deepest
appreciation for their prompt
Once again thank you very much
for all your help and kindness.
Amin Hirji
science 4
assistance rendered at the right
time might have reduced the intensity of a personal problem.
Speakeasy provides this vital
Besides the bus schedules, the
array of pamphlets covering a
range of student interests and the
bulletin board with its various
notices, Speakeasy offers a
number of services, one being
information: what to do, where to
go, whom to call — whether you've
just been ripped off on an el cheapo
calculator that self-destructs the
day after its warranty expires; or
you've just run out of bucks, and
the landlord's breathing down your
neck, or whatever. The Speakeasy
volunteers do try darn hard to help
you right then and there—or, if
they can't, to send you to somebody
who can.
But Speakeasy means more than
just information. Apparently, not
long ago, a woman struggled
across campus into Speakeasy. She
was upset. Understandably. She
had just been raped.
The student volunteers are
trained in counselling without a
heavy "you-should-try-thfs" attitude. But effective crisis-
counselling requires privacy.
When the only private space
available is a cramped niche
where other volunteers must
continually interrupt to get at
information   in   there,   effective
crisis-handling becomes a
That's more or less the situation
at Speakeasy right now. And in the
last three months of 1977, they
recorded over 4,000 requests for
Today noon in Angus 110, the
grad class of 1978 is meeting to
decide on a graduation gift. At that
meeting, one proposal will involve
expanding the area of Speakeasy
so its services may be more effectively carried out.
I am not a Speakeasy volunteer.
But I don't need to be to see that
this grad gift — to help student-to-
student help — is one of the best
gifts we could possibly leave future
generations of students here. If you
aren't convinced, drop by
Speakeasy for a few minutes some
lunch hour, and convince yourself.
Barry Wong
science 4
Letters should be signed and
Pen names will be used when the
writer's real name is also included
for our information in the letter or
when valid reasons for anonymity
are given.
Although an effort is made to
publish all letters received, The
Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
letters for reasons of brevity,
legality, grammar or taste.
Hard price to pay
The article written by the unhappy commerce student (Feb. 2)
entitled Bookstore is inefficient, sparked my interest in that I, too,
feel that our friendly neighborhood bookstore is making a killing off
the campus crowds.
I purchased a book a month or so ago for an English 318 and was
ioaked $6.50 for it (they only had hardcover editions). Fortunately
for some people in my class, the bookstore ran out of copies (is this
a usual occurrence?).
The students then had only to pop outside the gates to Duthie
Books on West 10th to find the same book (with soft cover) for $1.75;
almost 75 per cent less than copies sold through the bookstore. Our
little non-profit bookstore looks like it's not trying too hard to give
students a break financially.
Unfortunately, nothing's going to change unless a lot of unhappy
people out there get their buns in gear and start protesting such
blatant inefficiency.
Pat Harrison
agriculture 2
P.S. I would also like to make it known that the small insensate
faction of aggies, who perpetuate the aggie reputation through
various inane stunts and displays, are not representative of the
majority of students enrolled in agriculture. Unfortunately, it is
k usually these asses who get front-page coverage.
Rep leads double life
For almost one year I have sat on
the student representative assembly. In this time I have spoken
out on many issues. However, I
have never been quoted in The
At the Feb. 8 meeting I said
things that apparently your
reporter thought were worthy of
publication. Therefore I was
quoted in your article under the
name of Bruce Armstrong.
Bruce Armstrong is the senator-
elect for science, who is currently
sitting as a proxy for Glenn
Driscoll. Although I respect and
admire Bruce, I resent being
quoted under his name, especially
with the science undergraduate
society elections so close.
I tell you, I don't get no respect!
Brian Knight
SRA science rep Thursday, February 16, 1978
Page 5
An eccky Edmonton experience
It takes time to assimilate things like
political conferences. You can't scream in
on a jet fueled with Canadian Club after
three days of surreal, drug-crazed boredom
in the ice palace of the sub-Eskimos in
Edmonton and rap out an authoritative,
concise piece (you got 17 inches, said the
editor) with a tight lead and cuttable bottom, all wrapped up with 'he said' every
three sentences to establish your
unquestioned journalistic objectivity.
First, some time is needed for the venom
that has been raging in your brain to subside. Relaxing exercises are needed, and to
hell with deadlines. After a day of hanging
around a high school eyeing 16-year-olds,
and a quiet evening spent with some
cocaine, Colombian and Beethoven's Ninth
making the speakers vibrate and walk on
their corners all around the room during the
bass parts, things become clearer, even if
your hands still shake so much that you type
gibberish whenever you rest your fingers on
the keys.
Try as you might, you can never return to
sanity, not after being convinced that
Canada's best and brightest are as unhinged
as a bat forced to roost on a roof of nails.
Things began to disintegrate about 20
minutes after getting off the plane in the oil
capital of the land of blue-eyed Arabs. The
clear, wide prairie of snow was as calming
and tranquillizing as a big white line of snow
of another kind. My country, warm or cold, I
say, and I think that there's a twisted desire
in Canadians that can only be satisfied by a
landscape of bland white.
Then, after transferring my serenity from
the unornamented prairie to an equally
neutral hotel room, the delicate ice-crystal
reality began to crack.
The first bad news was that most of the
delegates from Vancouver had thought that
someone else was bringing the stimulants,
and our evening mellowing was hampered
by the man from the Other Press quietly
moaning into his little vial of Colombian. His
moaning grew louder when the first Alberta
paper arrived, making another round
The Albertans were a male and two
females, the male wearing a torn black tee-
shirt, air force fatigues and sunglasses at
might. The females wore mostly make-up,
tweed, and boots. "We're out to fuck
everybody up, but we'll probably just get
drunk instead," they said.
When they bury the rotted bones of the
Edmonton conference in the Kootenays next
August they should put that on the tomb-
Another humor column from CUP and
Onan editor Verne McDonald, who has just
survived a weekend of tough sledding at an
Edmonton CUP conference. Freestyle is a
column of opinion, analysis and humor
written by Ubyssey staffers.
stone. After the delegation from Punk came
the People's Republic of Blue Denim, the
ghost of Mao riding on their collective back
like some ideological monkey. The masses
would not be leaving behind any of their
opiates this weekend.
The thin basis of agreement was obvious;
mind-numbing substances were needed in
large quantities to make the whole thing
bearable. When things began to go dry on
the first night, and the only Edmontonian
present gave us the wrong directions to the
liquor store, bits of animal began to rise to
the surface in everyone.
The growling began when the conference
had to start without quorum, the punks
being in their hotel room vomiting and
trying to scrape together for an emergency
bottle of room service whiskey. Hung-over
bleary bureau chiefs staggered in off eight
a.m. buses to give rambling, incoherent
reports and first-time delegates stared
stonily ahead of them, amazed that 60
people travelled such a distance for cerebral
At lunch, people began eating their meat
with their hands.
In an emergency meeting after lunch, the
Marijuana Caucus and Co-operative was
formed, and a motion of unfortunate illegal
procurement was passed along with an un
intelligible protest against the inconvenience caused by the cruel and
unusual customs of the host country.
Contact was made in record time and the
caucus grew quickly. As the main meetings
bogged down in lengthy debates over no-
smoking motions, back rooms began to fill
with multi-colored clouds and business
began in earnest.
A major breakthrough came at three
every afternoon when the Room at the Top
(RATT) opened on the 7th floor, an omen
which was agreed to be lucky by all concerned. At 7 p.m. there was a lull while
evening conferences of all delegates were
begun, but everyone took the time to relax
and read until the liquor run arrived with
bottomless bottles of Dogini.
Behind this smoothly running machine,
the rest of the conference was a chaotic
background of irritation and animosity
caused by the surly delegates having gotten
less than two hours of heavily drugged sleep
each night after stomping a house apart
until six in the morning.
The plenary began with the by now
traditional passing of the half-empty bottles
from the night before as terminally wasted
delegates tried to focus on the chrome and
plastic wood gleam of the conference room.
In spite of the technological overkill of the
room, with private lamps, remote-control
microphones, voting machines and little red
lights that tell you when the whole room is
listening to you make rude comments about
the woman asking a question of the chairman, the animal element took control near
the beginning.
After the first night, the punks hadn't
shown up, except for the male, Duke Slit,
who showed up for a party halfway through
and left when everyone stomped the floor so
hard in drunken frustration that they
bounced the record off the turntable and
popped a couple of furnace pipes out.
Duke and the females all showed up at the
last, only to hand their proxy over to a
bourbon-drinking, bubble-gum chewing
man from The Gauntlet of Calgary, when
things started to get ugly over a motion on
whether to skip lunch or not.
Voices droned over the PA system amid
squeals of feedback and doors slamming as
people left in disgust to find some mean,
totally debilitating drug to match their
The B.C. contingent began to wear the
others down at this point, having concentrated on expansion of supplies as well as
keeping up superior consumption. The
Marijuana Caucus and Co-operative began
to increase its power as the only .delegates
still able to sit through the hours of boredom
were those too wrecked to move.
By three in the afternoon, reality had
crumbled away entirely as the only
delegates still capable of waving their arms
and getting the floor were raving drunk.
In my notes at this point I find a scribbled
note to the chairman to find a "dwarf from
the Tong with a meat cleaver to get that
bastard hogging the Donini at Mike 27."
At last the emergency supplies ran out,
but the battle had been won. The snarls were
replaced by glassy stares and major conflict
was avoided. Ennui pervaded everyone,
right down to the Vietnam veteran with the
three-foot cannon lens on his camera who
took closeups of nostril hairs all day and
raged against the dullness of it all in the
early afternoon.
The whole thing began falling apart when
one woman, presenting proposal after
proposal and seeing them all passed without
a glimmer of comprehension from anyone
there, began cursing and nearly weeping,
trying to provoke someone into questioning
her motions.
It was downhill after that. Nervous and
embarrassed, people started passing
motions faster and faster. The conference
voted to print an article on pederasty in all
western Canadian student newspapers and
send a letter to the government asking it to
abolish the post office.
I asked one person in the bar where we
fueled for the flight back to tell me what he
thought of the conference. "Not too bad," he
said. "We got a lot done."
Gear's statements beyond all logic
I am outraged at the letter written by Gilbert Raynard
which appeared in the Feb. 3 issue. Raynard exhibited the
faulty logic and lade of perspective that plagues too many
people today.
As an apprentice mathematician, my outrage compels
me to speak out in the hope that if anyone sees the errors
of Raynard's logic, the world will be better off.
The letter starts by contending that "a current
ideological bandwagon: economic sanctions and arms
embargoes ... and censorship by the world press" leads
to "idolization and support of black guerrillas, whose
every action should repulse the civilized mind."
What about the repressive actions of the Vorster
regime, which actions includes the murder of students by
the "security forces" and execution by hunger strike?
Aren't these actions repulsive or is it just that Raynard
does not possess a "civilized mind?"
Paragraph four contains two contentious statements.
The first is that, "within the foreseeable future, no
military force unleashed by blade-ruled countries could
ever hope to overthrow South Africa." This statement
would be true if one qualifies it with the additional clause,
provided things remain as they are now. For South Africa
to conduct a war it requires the support and participation
of its citizens; if a portion of its non-white population withdraws its support of and participation in the workings of
the economy, then that economy will not be able to wage a
Further on in that same paragraph, it is asserted that
Afrikaners have a right to the land that "they have
inhabited for centuries." One must however realize that
apartheid applies to the "coloreds" also. These people are
Asians and tend to be more recent immigrants than the
It is as though Raynard would sanction discrimination
against those Canadians who are neither English or
French, but had the bad luck to come to Canada after it
had been stolen from the Indians. I am a first-generation
Canadian whose parents came from Italy, and if he thinks
I am not worthy of equality before the law, then I guess
we'll have to step outside and discuss this point further.
All this is disturbing, but the comments made in
paragraph nine blew me away. As a mam 100 tutorialist, I
am familiar with the arithmetic deficiencies of students
today, but hare is a person unfamiliar with what has been
described as one of mankind's greatest intuitive leaps
forward; the concept of zero and its properties.
Half of nothing is still nothing, as a result half of nothing
is not less than nothing. So tell me then, if sanctions take
away from the ability of the Vorster regime to provide
health care or substandard education, how will that
worsen the lot of those who have no health care or worsen
their standard of education.
Paragraph 10 shows to all the world (or those UBC
students that read) the historical ignorance of M.
Raynard. I quote, "secondly, it is apparent to me that a
growth of liberalism, such as has been experienced in
Northern Europe and North America in the last quarter
century, occurs only in times of prosperity. If we wish to
encourage liberal thinking among South Africans, I
suggest that we dispense with economic sanctions which
can.only reduce this prosperity."
Mark DeFazio is a graduate student in mat}iematics.
Perspectives is open to all members of the UBC community. New articles are needed.
To this I say, what about Portugal in 1974? How does this
fit his thesis? If he responds by saying that Portugal is not
in northern Europe, I swear I am going to puke. Furthermore, the prosperity demonstrated by Nazi Germany
did not lead to liberalization, but instead to the death of
more than six million Jews and millions of Russians and
millions of other peoples as well.
Finally in his second last paragraph be gets to the crux
of his concerns. He is worried that "in a world of... increasing polarization between communist and capitalist
alliances, we would do well to harbor our allies, especially
. .. South Africa."
My reaction to this is that if capitalism means
preserving the economic well being of and hence
preserving apartheid in South Africa, then I would rather
be a communist.
In 1953 a book was published by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
entitled Player Piano. In this book the engineers' dream is
brought to its ultimate conclusion. The world is run by the
engineers who read the instrument dials of the machines
that run the world's industries; thus freeing everyone else
of the awful burden of work. However this in turn makes
the engineers the ruling elite and everyone else is just a
If Gilbert Raynard is typical of engineers, then this book
should be made mandatory reading for ail engineers,
■>rist one must
every year of their life, so they can reo
engineer is to be a scientist, and to be * ■■■
think clearly and reason in a correct :u
Any effort less than perfect is bound tof
later. To neglect a cause is to "y
Remember Isaac Newton, "for every v
equal and opposite reaction."
:« up sooner or
:t an effect.
* :, tisere is an
J Page 6
Thursday, February 16, 1978
'Tween classes
Veterinary    lecturer,    noon,    MacMillan 158.
Every     Tuesday     and     Thursday,
4:30   to   6   p.m.,    Room   25,   War
Memorial Gym.
High   tea   with   the   Queen,   noon,
SUB 211.
Important   general   meeting,   noon,
SUB  B studio.
"Students      In      mission,"      noon,
Chem  250.
JMicMerm break,
fweens in today
Monday and Tuesday is the
mid-term break, so don't forget
to get your 'Tween Classes and
Hot Flashes for Tuesday and
Wednesday in today, before
1:30 p.m. There will be a
Ubyssey Friday, then none until
the following Thursday.
Club  meeting,  noon,  Buto  910.
Sexuality and class struggle, noon,
SUB  212.
Student financial assistance and
counselling, 1 p.m., Speakeasy
desk, SUB.
Film, Facts of Faith, noon, SUB
Slide show and talk on the history of Vancouver's Chinese Canadian community, noon, Buch.
General meeting, 1:30 p.m., SUB
Income tax training lesson, noon,
SUB  125.
Art exhibit: "Collage — An exhibition of 15 UBC studio artists,"
10:30 to 4:30 p.m., SUB art
General   meeting,   noon,   SUB  212.
Poetry readings, 8 p.m., 1208
Granville Street.
Hugo Blanco speaks on political
repression In Latin America, noon,
SUB auditorium.
General   meeting,  noon,  SUB  215.
Arts    bear    garden,   4   to   8   p.m.,
Buch. lounge.
La conversation Informale en fran
cals, mldl, La Malson Internationale.
"Space Odyssey," a disco dance,
9 p.m. to 1 a.m., UBC grad
Ski trip to Whistler for club
members, non-skiers welcome, 9
a.m., lobby of International Plaza
Hotel,  North Vancouver.
Big or Small Jobs
Nominations for the positions of President, Vice-
President, Member-at-large and Secretary are being
accepted from
Feb. 14-28
Nomination forms can be picked up at Room 208 of I
Memorial Gym. Elections will be held at a General!
Meeting on
March 9, 1978
Acadia Park Preschool
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre
UBC Daycare Council
Arts Undergrad Soc.
Rehabilitation Medicine
Speakeasy Campus Info & Crisis Center
Law Students Legal Advice Program
Grad Student Centre
Forestry Undergrad
Forestry Undergrad
Money will be distributed according to a ballot to
Darkroom Timer $     60.00
Four Typewriters $   500.00
I ndoor and Outdoor $1,550.00
equipment for children
Illuminated "Upcoming      $2,000.00
Events" Board
Gym Equipment $5,000.00
of all kinds
Renovations to $3,000.00
Buchanan Lounge
Wheelchair Accessibility      $1,500.00
Redesign and Upgrading      $1,650.00
Operating Grant $2,500.00
Reel to reel $1,800.00
type machine
Film Projector $   500.00
Transport and $1,250.00
installation of 80 ft.
Habitat Totem Pole
Pictorial Display $   700.00
be held at a
Today, February 16, 1978
Angus 110 at 12:30
It is the responsibility of the Grad Class to vote on allocation of funds.
Did you know that your class is giving a gift to
Did you know that you have a say in what that gift
will be?
SPEAKEASY, a student volunteer service organization, is applying for these funds to upgrade its
present SUB operating space into an informal,
functional, and attractive Campus Information and
Crisis Centre to serve ALL students.
Plese come and SUPPORT SPEAKEASY with your
vote TODAY - THURSDAY, FEB. 16 - 12:30 in
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Page 7
Eagleson says at UBC
WHA collapse would help the Canucks
If Alan Eagleson is right, the
imminent death of the World
Hockey Association will be the best
thing that could happen to the
Vancouver Canucks.
Not only will the end of the WHA
create a huge pool of available
hockey talent but relatively nearby
Edmonton could have a National
Hockey League franchise,   NHL
Player's Association president
Eagleson said in a brief interview
after a speech at UBC Tuesday.
"If a party to a player contracts
defaults, and that's what would
probably happen, the player
becomes a free agent," he said.
The best thing to do, he said,
would be to relocate the weakest
NHL franchises — notably
Cleveland and Colorado — in the
strongest WHA towns — New
England, Winnipeg or Edmonton.
"You could make money in
Edmonton," he said. "They have a
good rent deal. I think they pay
only $2,800 a night. You could
break even with 9,000 people. If I
were the owners of the Colorado
Rockies I would move into Edmonton." Most NHL cities need
attendance of about 12,000 per
game to break even.
Students will not subsidize
proposed bookstore, admin says
From page 1
"It is very distressing that the
idea will go ahead if it will be
totally funded by students,"
student board of governors representative Paul Sandhu said.
"Hedgecock (bookstore director
John) will have to prove beyond a
reasonable doubt that the price of
textbooks will not be subsidizing
the cost of building a new
bookstore or there is no way I can
go along with the proposal."
He said Hedgecock and Vogt
would like to see the bookstore
proposal go to the board of
governors by April 1. But Sandhu
said they should approach student
groups and exhaust all channels of
discussion first.
Vogt and Hedgecock said they
agreed fully with this policy.
The students will not finance the
new bookstore, claimed Vogt. At
present, the bookstore sells text
books at a loss. It is the supplies
and miscellaneous items which
pay for the textbooks.
Students are not the main consumers of stationery and supplies,
he said, because the university
departments buy more of these
materials than students.
Hedgecock said a new bookstore
is a necessity.
"We outgrew the bookstore 15
years ago. We have the smallest
bookstore relative to the number of
students than any other university
in Canada."
Vogt said he agrees
wholeheartedly with the proposal
and thinks the new bookstore will
be a larger and more efficient
The present bookstore is old and
not in appropriate condition, he
The administration is considering an area reasonably accessible to students for the new
bookstore site, said Vogt. A
possible site across from the
empire pool is being discussed, he
Hedgecock said students would
"quite definitely not" pay for the
new bookstore. Increasing the
prices to pay for the building is no
solution, he added.
"It should be possible to pay for
it (the bookstore) over the next 20
years, like a mortgage."
At an SRA meeting Tuesday
night, SRA was asked to appoint
student members for the
president's bookstore committee.
The appointees are student administrative commission chairman Paul Sekhon, student services
director Dave Jiles and Van
The committee oversees
bookstore policy and makes
recommendations on what it thinks
the bookstore director should be
True, he said, not a single WHA
franchise will be in the black this
year, but their stronger cities
won't be losing anywhere near the
$2 million some NHL teams will
And despite the higher salaries
(the average WHA salary is 60 per
cent of the average NHL salary of
$90,000), an NHL team could make
money in some WHA towns
because the higher quality of
hockey would attract more fans,
Eagleson said.
He ajso said the average hockey
player's salary will tumble upon
demise of the NHL's rival league.
"There will always be the big
money for the good players but the
fringe players, instead of getting
$50,000 will be offered $25,000.
"We'll be going right back to 1967
but I don't think that's a bad thing.
When you look at the economic
climate, it's understandable."
Earlier, Eagleson told an attentive audience of about 100 in the
law building that he will recommend today that Canada take part
in the world hockey championships
in Prague this spring, and said
most NHL players would go along
with the helmet rule.
He indicated that NHL players
recently decided they did not want
to participate in the series because
of the refereeing. He said Canada's
victory in the 1976 Canada Cup was
a great achievement because the
team won with dignity and
"winning with dignity is very
difficult to do under international
rules." He called European
referees "inept."
But he said some problems were
cleared up during his recent visit to
Europe to speak with international
hockey officials and at today's
meeting to discuss Canada's
participation he will recommend
that Canada enter the Prague
"It will again be a second or
third team but if we temper some
of the emotions there will be some
surprises," he said. Canada would
probably finish third or fourth, he
If Canada participates, there
could be another Canada Cup
series in 1979 or 1980, he said, but
the Canada Cup concept would be
jeopardized if Canada chooses to
stay away from Prague.
Artsies vote in
new president,
four SRA reps
The arts undergraduate society
elected a new president and four
student representative assembly
members Wednesday, with 213 arts
students voting.
Valgeet Johl, arts 1; is the new
AUS president, defeating Ron
Bowles, arts 1; 107 to 82.
The new assembly representatives are: Paul Latham, arts 3; 118
votes, Bruce Ross, arts 3; 126, Suk
Sihota, arts 1; 148 and Kathleen
Zimmerman, arts 2; 127.
Other members of the new
executive, returned by acclamation are: vice-president Brian
Gray, arts 3; secretary Shameen
Shiuji, arts 1; and treasurer Frank
Holler, arts 2.
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Thursday, February 16, 1978
Julius Schmid
would like to give you some straight talk
about condoms, rubbers, sheaths, safes,
French letters, storkstoppers
All of the above are other names for
prophylactics. One of the oldest and most
effective means of birth control known
and the most popular form used by males.
Apart from birth control, use of the
prophylactic is the only method
officially recognized
and accepted as an aid
in the prevention
of transmission of
venereal disease.
Skin prophylactics
made from the membranes of lambs were
introduced in England as early
as the eighteenth century. Colloquially known
as "armour"; used by Cassanova, and mentioned in classic literature by Richard Boswell
in his "London Journal" (where we read of his
misfortune from not using one), they continue to
be used and increase in popularity
to this very day.
Because they
are made from natural
membranes, "skins"
are just about the best
conductors of body
warmth money can
buy and therefore
their effect on sensation and feeling is almost
Rubber Prophylactics
The development of
the latex rubber
process in the twentieth
century made it possible to produce strong
rubber prophylactics
of exquisite thinness,
with an elastic ring at
^g^  the open end to keep
the prophylactic
from slipping off
the erect penis. Now these
latex rubber prophylactics
are available in a variety
of shapes and
colours, either plain-ended, or
tipped with a "teat" or "reservoir
end" to receive and hold
ejaculated semen.
And thanks to modern
chemistry, several new non-    i
reactive lubricants have been 6
developed so that prophylactics are available
in either non-lubricated or lubricated forms.
The lubricated form is generally regarded as
providing improved sensitivity, as is, incidentally, the NuFonr^1 Sensi-Shape. For your
added convenience, all prophylactics are
pre-rolled and ready-to-use.
Some Helpful Hints
The effectiveness of a prophylactic,
whether for birth control or to help prevent
venereal disease, is dependent in large
measure upon the way in
which it is used and disposed
of. Here are a few simple
suggestions that you may
find helpful.
First of all,
there's the matter
of packaging.
Skin prophylactics are now packaged premoistened in sealed
aluminum foil pouches to keep them
fresh, dependable and ready for
use. Latex rubber prophylactics are
usually packaged in sealed
plasticized paper pouches or
aluminum foil.
All of these prophylactics, at
least those marketed by reputable
firms, are tested electronically
and by other methods to make
sure they are free of defects.
Prophylactics are handled very
carefully during the packaging
operation to make sure they are
not damaged in any way.
Prophylactic Shapes
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Plain end
Si/ 4|L :
Reservoir end
Sensi-Shape Ribbed
Storage and Handling
It is equally important that you store and
handle them carefully after you buy them,
if you expect best results and dependability.
For example, don't carry them around in
your wallet in your back pocket and sit on them
from time to time. This can damage them
and make them worthless. Next is the matter
of opening the package. It's best to tear the
paper or foil along one edge so that the simple
act of tearing doesn't cause a pinhole. And
of course, one should be particularly careful of
sharp fingernails whenever handling the
Putting Them On
The condom, or prophylactic, should be put
on before there is any contact between the
penis and the vaginal area. This is important,
as it is possible for small amounts of semen
to escape from the penis even before orgasm.
Unroll the prophylactic gently onto the
erect penis, leaving about a half of an inch projecting beyond the tip of the penis to receive
the male fluid (semen). This is more easily
judged with those prophylactics that have a
reservoir end. The space left at the end or
the reservoir, should be squeezed while unrolling, so that air is not trapped in the closed end.
As mentioned earlier, you may wish to
apply a suitable lubricant either to the vaginal
entrance or to the outside surface of the
prophylactic, or both, to make entry easier and
to lessen any risk of the prophylactic tearing.
TkkingThem Off
When sexual relations are
completed, withdraw the penis while
the erection is still present, holding the rim of the prophylactic until
withdrawal is complete, so as to
stop any escape of semen from the
prophylactic as well as to stop it
from slipping off. Remove the prophylactic and, as an added precaution, use
soap and water to wash the hands, penis and
surrounding area and also the vaginal area
to help destroy any traces of sperm or germs.
And now for a commercial.
As you've read this far you're probably
asking yourself who makes the most popular
brands of prophylactics in Canada?
The answer to that is Julius Schmid. And
we'd like to take this opportunity to introduce
you to six of the best brands of prophylactics
that money can buy. They're all made by
Julius Schmid. They're all electronically tested
to assure dependability and quality. And you
can only buy them in drug stores.
KAlVOL^ Regular (Non-Lubricated)
& Sensitol (Lubricated). A tissue thin rubber
sheath of amazing strength. Smooth as silk, light as
gossamer, almost imperceptible in use. Rolled,
FO U R EX "Non-Slip " S&ns-distinctly
different from rubber, these natural membranes from
the lamb are specially processed to retain their
fine natural texture, softness and durability. Lubricated and rolled for added convenience.
*D\   I L-l l\ Sensi-Shape (Lubricated)
& Regular (Non-Lubricated). The popular priced,
high quality reservoir end rubber prophylactic.
Rolled, ready-to-use.
PimOllll Sensi-Shape (Lubricated)
& Sensi-Shape (Non-Lubricated). The "better
for both" new, scientifically developed shape that
provides greater sensitivity and more feeling for
both partners. Comes in "passionate pink." Rolled,
C^Bwl III Gently ribbed and sensi-shaped
to provide "extra pleasure for both partners."
Sensitol Lubricated for added sensitivity. Also in
"passionate pink." Rolled, ready-to-use.
I  IwO wWI Reservoir end prophylactics in an
assortment of colours. Sensitol lubricated for
added sensitivity. Rolled, ready-to-use.
We wrote the book on prophylactics.
If you would like to read it and get some
free samples of what we've been
talking about, fill in the coupon below and
we'll send you everything in "a genuine
plain brown envelope."
32 Bermondsey Road
Tbronto, Ontario M4B1Z6


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