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THE
fSEY
STUDENT READS IN local newsrag that, due to its unique delta geography, Vancouver has
begun to suddenly develop pools of quicksand everywhere. Realizing she is trapped — the
— rory alien photo
sensation seeking Ubyssey photographer refused to help her out — student tries to lighten
her last moments, by reading Mary Worth, before she sinks forever from view. . .
AIDS victims refused by dental clinic
By TRISH WEBB
Dentists and healthcare workers
at UBC's dental clinic should be
better trained to treat patients who'
have AIDS, said and AIDS Vancouver official Tuesday.
"Dentists have (o be trained in
procedures for treating AIDS sufferers and should employ these
techniques with all of their
patients," said Bob Tivey.
The high-risk dental clinic at
UBC's Health Sciences Centre will
not treat AIDS patients except in
the case of an emergency.
Tivey said AIDS patients are
becoming silent about their condition because they are afraid they
will be turned away from dental offices and clinics in B.C.
"This is becoming an impossible
situation because no one is taking
responsibility for the situation,"
said Tivey.
"Right now there are 170 AIDS
cases in B.C. For each one of these
people who has the disease, ten
more are showing minor symptoms.
We have no idea how many more
are Carrying We virus and don't
know it," he said.
John Dixon, president of the
B.C. Civil Liberties Association,
said he is shocked that a clinic set
up to deal with infectious diseases
at UBC will not treat AIDS patients.
"The College of Dental Surgeons
must take a leadership role in dealing with this situation," said Dixon.
We're not expecting professional
heroism but' we must not tolerate
professional cowardice," he said.
Both Tivey and Dixon are calling
on the College to establish safety
procedures that would apply to all
patients, and would require all dentists to accept AIDS patients.
College Registrar Roy Thordar-
son called UBC's refusal to treat
AIDS patients "apalling", and
criticized the dental clinic for the
message they are giving their
"graduates. •
In an interview with the Vancouver Sun, however, the president
of the College, Serve Vanry, sympathized with dentist's concerns
over treating AIDS patients.
"You have to realize we do deal
with blood — there is often
bleeding from the gums when we
work — and therefore we are
vulnerable," Vanry said.
But Tivey said the problem will
not be resolved unless the College
takes immediate action.
"We'll have 1,000 cases of AIDS
in B.C. by 1990," said Tivey. "It's
a crisis situation that requires
leadership for anybody who might
be in contact with anyone who
might have the disease or carry the
virus," he said.
SFU Socred club vows legal action
By RON STEWART
Simon Fraser University's Young
Socreds are taking their student
society to court over an anti-Socred
campaign which is supported by
student fees, said the club's president.
"All the paperwork is done, our
lawyer says we could be in court as
early as Thursday," said Mike
Sporer in an interview Tuesday.
But student society president
Robert Clift disagrees.
"I don't know what their lawyers
say, but our's say there's no way the
case will come up Thursday."
The Young Socreds are seeking a
court injunction to stop the student
Peace groups develop case against Canada
By JAMES YOUNG
Canadian University Press
Two national peace groups are
developing a legal case to charge the
federal government with complicity
in American nuclear war-fighting
strategy.
At a recent conference in Victoria, B.C., both Lawyers for
Social Responsibility and the World
Federalists of Canada agreed to be
lead plaintiffs in the case and plan
to gather evidence for it over the
next six months.
"We think we have a good
chance of winning," said Fred
Knelman, a former Concordia
University professor who presented
research on Canada's role in U.S.
nuclear strategy.
"We could have as many as two
or three million people represented
— all the nuclear weapons free
zones in Canada, some of the major
unions, the major churches, and
native people's organizations are
flocking to be co-plaintiffs on the
issue," said Knelman. While
previous   cases   challenging   the
legality of nuclear weapons
themselves have failed, Knelman
said the new case could be based on
"intent" law, and examine
American nuclear war fighting
policies.
Similar cases currently underway
in Britain and the Netherlands are
challenging acceptance of cruise
missiles and participation in the
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
on the basis that American policy
has moved beyond the nuclear
stand-off known as "deterrence" to
plans to fight and win a nuclear
war.
"In numerous ways, Canada is
now in complicity with the
American nuclear war-fighting
strategies," said Knelman, citing
245 classified Canada-U.S. military
agreements and 84 Canadian
military installations integrated
with American nuclear policy.
"The opportunity exists for us to
be one of the major obstacles to the
fulfillment of a global strategy
which   will   inevitably   lead   to   a
nuclear Armageddon," he said.
Knelman said some of the ways
which Canada participates in
American strategy are cruise missile
testing, uranium exports, the
manufacture of MX missile components, and anti-submarine warfare testing.
"The cruise missile has a clear
first use function — it means you
commit a nuclear lobotomy on the
body politic by knocking out command, control, communication and
intelligence centers," he said, arguing there is no defensive or deterrent use for the weapons.
With regard to uranium mining,
Knelman said Canada violates its
own treaties of 1955 and 1980,
which state no Canadian uranium
will ever be diverted into U.S.
weapons.
"It turns out there isn't a nuclear
weapon in the U.S. arsenal that
doesn't have Canadian uranium in
it," he said. "And there is probably
a bulk of weapons in the British and
French arsenal now that have Canadian uranium in them," he added.
society's "defeat the Socreds' campaign which is paid for by $3,550 in
student fees. Advertisements which
have been running on local radio
stations criticize the Social Credit
party's education policies, and urge
voters to support a party that supports education.
Clift says the Socred club has no
legal case because the ads do not
support a political party.
But Sporer said the case is uncovering more partisanship. He
claimed the student society has sent
money to the Pacific Group — a
left-wing think-tank — and Operation Solidarity, a coalition of B.C.
trade unions which financially
backed the 1983 Solidarity movement.
"Art   these   student   services?"
asked Sporer.
Clift, however, said the student
society is acting within its rights.
"We're like a mini-government.
Our fees are more like taxes," he
said.
Sporer said the Socred club plans
to challenge the student society's
constitution. "The constitution
states that student fees must be used
for student services to benefit
students," said Sporer.
"A student society bylaw says the
society will not discriminate, and by
using money this way they are
discriminating against those
students who do not support the
campaign," he added.
But Clift says the Socreds are
grasping at straws.
Poll predicts NDP win
If SUB was the entire province,
B.C. would be about to elect an
NDP majority government, according to a poll taken by the Ubyssey
Tuesday.
The poll, conducted in the SUB
concourse, found of 242 people
polled, 73 (30.2 per cent) planned to
vote for the NDP, 49 (20.3 per cent)
for the Social Credit Party, and 31
(12.9 per cent) said they would vote
Liberal.
A large number of voters were
undecided, 61 (25.3 per cent).
Twenty-one people (8.7 per cent)
would not disclose their choice.
If the votes of the undecided and
those unwilling to state their
preference are proportionally subtracted from the total number of
people polled, the NDP vote
reaches 40.5 per cent of UBC
voters. The Socreds would attract
27.2 per cent and the Liberals
would receive 17.2 per cent of the
vote. The remaining vote would be
split among the Tories and minor
parties.
The above percentages are
roughly similar to the vote division
of the 1972 provincial election,
which resulted in an NDP majority
government. Page 2
THE    UBYSSEY
Wednesday, October 15,1986
Quebec students to strike
MONTREAL (CUP) —
Quebec's largest student organization is calling for an unlimited strike
at the end of the month to force the
provincial government to listen to
their demands.
More than 40 CEGEP and
university student councils across
Quebec decided during a recent
meeting of l'Association Nationale
des Etudiantes due Quebec to
pressure the Liberals to maintain
the existing freeze on tuition fees.
Delegates also pledged to lobby
for a better loans and bursaries
system, and to maintain free
CEGEP education.
"Students must state their positions now," said Jean-Pierre Paquet, ANEQ secretary general,
"before the government's commission on education makes its recommendations.
"If we adopt a wait-and-see attitude and they go ahead with the
cuts, it will be too late," he said.
At least 11 councils have so far
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call dd the strike if a minimum of
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"We do not go into Ahi/
unlimited strike ffrest>oftsiblyy*^said
Paquet. "For two.mpaths we have
demanded .thafthe Liberal government negotiate witli us on the question of loans and bursaries.
"We have asked them by phone,
in person and in press conferences.
But as in the past, they are refusing
to negotiate," he said.
The decision to strike, made by a
coalition of three student lobby
groups, underlines the need for
reform in the Quebec educational
system and represents a landmark
in Quebec history.
It is the first time since 1984 that
ANEQ has reached common
ground with FAECQ, a coalition of
10 CEGEP groups, and RAEU, a
coalition of five university groups.
"It is important that a united
group  comes  out  of this,"  said
Nicolas Plourde of FAECQ. "It is
the only way the government will
listen to our demands.
"We'll try hard to make compromises without giving up our
principles," he said.
Chilean grassroots grow
By JOHN GUSHUE
Canadian University Press
OTTAWA (CUP) — Democratic
reform in Chile may seem inevitable
abroad, but the situation for
Chileans is much more delicate, according to a Canadian journalist
working in the strife-torn South
American country.
"It's said people outside Chile
know more about what's going on
there than Chileans themselves,"
says Lake Sagaris, a Santiago-based
correspondent for the Times of
London, the Globe and Mail, and
CBC Radio's Sunday Morning.
"There is a growing unity among
the grassroots level in Chile," said
Sagaris. "But the military government is still in power, and holding
firmly onto it."
Sagaris has returned to Canada
for an 11 -city tour to promote a
new book, Exile Home, a collection
of verse about her early years in
Chile.
Sagaris left Canada for Chile in
1981, eight years after a brutal
military coup brought Augusto
Pinochet lo power. Sagaris, who
had fallen in love with and was lo
marry a Chilean, found herself
caught in an uncomfortable and
challenging environment.
"The book is about the day-today struggle to survive in a country
where the economy is falling
apart," she said.
As a student in Canada, Sagaris
was politically active in a number of
organizations, including the
defunct National Union of
Students. While being aware of the
changing politics in Chile, Sagaris
detaches herself from the opposition movement.
"Opposition journalists in Chile
are part of that, publishing bulletins
and so on. We (outside journalists)
don't participate in the opposition
movement, but we do cover what's
going on," she said.
Sagaris says the Chilean student
movement is one of the most influential in the country. She said the
Federation of Chilean Students —
the FECH — has historically acted
as a "barometer of change in the
country" through its own political
changes.
Although the FECH was
destroyed after the military coup,
students managed to rebuild the
movement in dramatic defiance of
the Pinochet government.
"The government even set up its
own organization to co-opt and redirect student energies," Sagaris
said. "But the rebuilding of the
FECH, not only physically but
psychologically, was an important
victory."
She said anti-government slates
have won power in not only the
FECH, but also most local elections.
Increased international opposition to Pinochet rule is spurring on
internal dissent, said Sagaris.
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Your professional fire fighter studies
and works hard and long to train
himself in the many skills needed to
protect you from disaster by fire. He
takes pride in doing a tough, dangerous
job well, safeguarding the community.
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Our university's professional fire fighters are asking for a reasonable rate of pay,
one that will meet today's economic needs. He's asking both for himself and for the
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THE    UBYSSEY
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NDP program gives hope to youth
By SVETOZAR KONTIC
The New Democratic Party's
proposed Youth Guarantee Act
may offer some much-needed
solace to B.C.'s youth worried
about their educational and
employment prospects.
The Act is designed to provide
people between the ages of 18 and
24 with several options for the
future. They will be guaranteed two
years of either education, work or
job-related training under the program.
According to NDP labour critic
Colin Gableman, the concept is not
new. "The program is a combination of a number of things. Right
wingers say people should serve in
the military for several years.
Young people would be working in
Liberals predict victory
By GEOFF CASTLE
Although they may be classed as
underdogs, the Point Grey Liberal
candidates are optimistic about
their chances of winning the upcoming provincial election.
"It will be tough but we're going
to win," said Tom Brown, who is
running with Doreen Braverman in
the Point Grey riding. Running
for political office for the first time,
Brown sees education as the major
issue in the campaign.
"We must make sure that there is
a change in priority of government
spending," he said in an interview
Friday.
Brown says his Social Credit opponents in Point Grey are partly
responsible for the decline of education in B.C.
"Pat McGeer is worn out. . .he
has a lot to do with the education
crisis. And Kim Campbell, she's as
guilty as McGeer," he said.
Brown said UBC is in danger of
becoming a "second-rate" university.
Fifty professors left UBC for
other universities last year, and the
average salary dropped from the second to the seventeenth highest
among post-secondary institutions
in Canada.
Last year, the average salary at
UBC was $49,000, compared with
$57,000 at the University of Toronto, and $55,000 at the University of
Alberta. Brown said extra funding
for education would come from
scrapping Socred mega-projects
like the Site-C Dam.
Braverman thinks a third party in
B.C. is important.
"I'm getting a good response
from the public," said Braverman.
A successful local businesswoman,
Braverman served a term as president of the B.C. Liberal Party and
was national Liberal convention co-
chair in 1975. She is seeking election
for the first time.
"The number one issue in this
campaign is education," said
Braverman.
She said she would like to see a
situation in B.C. where tuition fees
are eventually eliminated. She admits however, this could not
become a reality overnight — funding would come from increased
provincial financial aid and from
the private sector.
Braverman and Brown are also
concerned about the state of the
B.C. economy.
Braverman proposes bringing
together a consortium of business
leaders, government and academics
to create a long-range business plan
for B.C.
"There is room for a lot of new
ideas," said Braverman.
On the issue of job creation,
Brown advocates a system of short
term tax breaks to foster development of small business.
the parks under our system getting
some job experience," he says.
Current B.C. unemployment
rates for 18 to 24 year-olds are
around 24 per cent, more than double the rate for people over 25.
"A major part of our campaign
is young people," says Gableman.
"This province is going to pay a
heavy price because a whole generation of people in their 20s don't
have proper work experience.
They are undertrained and
undereducated."
Gableman said the program will
not solve the problems of B.C.'s
youth overnight. "It is an optional
program, something you can do if
you choose. It would take about six
to eight months of planning and
cost about $150 million dollars.
"The money would come from
what the government spends to pay
for welfare or to put people in jail.
Our young people are presently not
adding value to our society," said
Gableman.
The Act was introduced in the
legislature last Spring as a private
member's bill but died on the order
paper.
Social Credit Labour minister
Terry Segarty was unavailable for
comment, and his government has
not issued public stance on the issue
of youth unemployment to date.
NDP youth and human resources
critic Emery Barnes said the Social
THE FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE U.B.C. Halitosis Society explain
their reasons for forming the new club. Their President, center, says
— rory alien photo
"Halitosis shouldn't be such a debilating disease. We shouldn't hide it —
the issue of Haliphobia deserves to be aired. . ."
Student protestors set sail against warships
By JAMES YOUNG
CANADIAN UNIVERSITY PRESS
Students from Langara campus
and UBC were aboard the 16 boats
and 70 protestors demonstrating
against the arrival of a U.S. aircraft
carrier and three escort ships believed to be carrying nuclear weapons
into Vancouver harbor Oct. 12.
About 15 students from
Langara's Peace and Disarmament
Committee chartered a 12-metre
sailboat with the financial aid of
student council arid met the
320-metre USS Ranger, shortly
after dawn.
Carrying banners from Langara's
and the University of Victoria's
Stop the Warships club, the
students greeted the American ships
with shouts of "U.S.S. Ranger go
home". Then they called
"Remember New Zealand", referring to that country's policy of refusing nuclear weapons carrying ships
entry into its harbors.
After the  Ranger dropped an
chor, the protestor successfully
prevented U.S. sailors from leaving
the aircraft carrier for more than an
hour. After the protest, Langara
student Brian Salmi, arts 2, said
"We have to clean up our own
backyard of nuclear weapons and
serve as an inspiration to the peace
movement around the world to do
the same."
Salmi said the Ranger has 85 attack aircraft equipped with nuclear
missiles and depth charges. The
escort ships carry Tomahawk cruise
missiles, each with 10 to 15 times
the destructive power of the
Hiroshima bomb, he said.
More than 70 warships have
visited Vancouver since the beginning of the year — dramatic increase
over previous years — which Salmi
attributes to the 1983 U.S. naval
policy of forward deployment.
"It is as if the U.S. is establishing
a forward base here and are hoping
Canadians are not going to say
anything," he said.
"The human race is standing on
the brink of oblivion and we are going to have to take some very
serious steps back from that edge if
we are going to make it," he said.
Noting that the banning of
nuclear weapons-carrying warships
was the culmination of a ten year
campaign in New Zealand, Salmi
said, "It is going to be a long process, but there is no doubt in my
mind that the people of Vancouver
will take up this case and will demand that we become nuclear
weapons free."
Laurentian expands
SUDBURY (CUP) — Canadian
students wishing to study in France
will soon be able to attend a
Laurentian University campus in
Nice.
The campus, which will be term-
porarily housed in an old fortress in
Villefranche on the Mediterranean
coast, has yet to be approved by the
university senate.
University president John Daniel,
who said there is "strong support"
in senate for the plan, hopes
students from across the country
will enrol for courses at the campus.
"It's my hope to have (at least)
one student from every university,
from St. John's and Victoria, and
over time faculty from the
country," said Daniel.
Instruction at the new campus
will be limited to the humanities,
emphasizing languages and
philosophy. Credits earned there
can likely be applied to further
studies in Canada.
Cost for the one-year program
has tentatively been set at $5,600
per student, which includes accommodation, transportation and tuition, according to Sam Blyth of
Blyth and Company Travel, the
firm handling arrangements for
Laurentian.
Credit government has not put
much thought into social service
programs such as the NDP's youth
plan. "Social service programs are
not as cost ineffective as one might
be led to believe. The Socreds say
we can't afford these expenditures
but they are not 100 per cent
costly."
"The program will pay for itself.
It will stimulate the economy
because the wages are taxable and
young people will be buying. The
economy will benefit directly. It is
subsidized investment into the
future," said Barnes.
Barnes said the program was proposed by NDP leader Bob Skelly to
give young people options as they
leave the public school system. The
range of the program has not been
fully established, but it would likely
include work programs in
reforestation, silviculture and
various municipal projects.
"There are about 60,000 people
that would be affected by the program. These youth have a lack of
experience and are not considered
for employment. The market
doesn't have a place for them so we
have to create one.
Young Socred
reconsiders
By PETER MacDOUGALL
The president of UBC's Young
Socreds said if approached he will
reconsider debating the UBC NDP
on election issues.
CITR's offer earlier of air time
for a debate between the Social
Credit and NDP clubs, shortly after
the election was called, was refused
by Young Socreds president John
Landis. He said he was busy
organizing Premier Bill Vander
Zalm's visit and was also occupied
with studies.
Now Landis says he has more
time and would consider a debate if
approached.
Landis disputed recent accusations that the Socred party has been
suppressing debate by putting a gag
order on candidates. He said that
advice from party headquarters
urged those candidates inexperienced in debate to avoid such a forum.
"It's absurd to think that a gag
would be put on people like Brian
Smith, Grace McCarthy or Bud
Smith," he said.
Landis said Vander Zalm is a
strong leader and is campaigning on
those qualities. "B.C. needs a
strong leader to be effective in dealing with the federal government and
with issues like the threatened U.S.
tariff on B.C. lumber," he said.
"Bob Skelly can't provide that
kind of leadership, he gets nervous
in front of a television camera and
is overshadowed by fellow candidates like Emery Barnes and Mike
Harcourt," said Landis.
He said there are many problems
in the education system, "but people have to understand that we have
just come through a major recession. There are going to be rough
times and everybody has to pay for
it."
Student debts are a major problem but the loan remission programme offers some relief, Landis
said.
"I don't support the grant program because I believe in the
work ethic; that you have to earn
something to deserve it." He said
the remission program conforms
to this ethic as it offers students
relief upon graduation.
Landis added Russ Fraser, post-
secondary education minister, "put
his foot in it" when he said that
"poor people should' put off their
education until they could afford
it." Landis said he disagreed with
that statement and said it did not
represent Fraser's views on education. Page 4
THE    UBYSSEY
Wednesday, October 15, 1986
Expoor
The summer employees of Expo Corporation will receive no final
bonus and must return their uniforms. Their $4 to $6 an hour jobs
ended with a party where they paid for their own hot dogs.
The $9 per hour employees of the Canada Pavilion ate a four-
course meal in their pavilion, received gifts of umbrellas and
cassette tapes, kept their Alfred Sung designer uniforms and will
receive their $1000 bonuses within one month.
The question of Expo Corporation saving money is an unacceptable argument.
Expo Corporation will have a deficit of over $400 million. Ten
million dollars one way or the other makes little difference with a
debt that size.
Expo spared no expense in presenting glitz and spectacle. But it
built into its hiring structure massive employee turnover. At such
low wages, with no incentive to finish, many left their Expo jobs at
the end of August.
With this, Expo Corporation chair Jimmy Pattison saved little
money. But he did introduce into B.C. one of the fiscal rewards of
the recession.
Pattison showed that B.C. will work for low wages. The more
low wage jobs created, and fewer higher wage jobs, the more inclined the population will be to accept the new reality of higher corporate profits as a means of fighting out way out of recession.
Expo paid half what Canada Pavilion paid, and Expo treated its
employees as expendable. Expo was fully staffed to the end just like
Canada Pavilion. But it spent much less. It took its employee
uniforms back on principle: employees work for set wages.
Pattison has helped B.C. workers, especially its youngest
workers, to expect less.
One wonders if Pattison is to spearhead the premier's idea for
free enterprise sweatshops on the Lower Mainland.
Canada Pavilion employees are happy. Expo employees are
upset. Bui check those ballot sheets — they'll lell you who was
right.
TV election coverage ignores journalist ethics
A major television station in this
province is unwittingly posing a
question which is central to the election: "What is professional journalism?"
I am enraged by what I see as irresponsible reporting. On the evening of Tuesday, October the 8th, we
were offered two characteristic examples:
(1) Mr Vander Zalm is covered
intervening in the forestry strike: we
are shown Jack Munro ranting at
him for turning the negotiations into a political forum. Mr. Munro is
shown ranting and raving, but the
evidence for Mr. Munro's claim is
completely ignored. Mr. Vander
Zalm brought a Social Credit party
official into the negotiations with
him — a violation of decorum in
critical labour negotiations. Other
major media in the province
covered this evidence: CBC radio
and television, and the Vancouver
Sun, but this television station
chose to ignore it. They televise ranting instead of evidence, anger, instead of the reasons for anger.
(2) The Bob Skelly nervousness
issue. We are told at the outset of
the report that Mr. Skelly is looking
nervous. Then we are shown a cut
of Mr. Skelly interviewed about his
proposed solution to the. forestry
strike. Obviously the audience will
tend to look for nervousness in his
manner, instead of listening to his
proposal, because we are told — in
advance — that he is looking nervous. Then, immediately after the
cut of Mr. Skelly, we go to the
reporter who makes no comment
about his suggestion for the labour
dispute, criticizing it or otherwise
New Delhi causes Punjab problem
Recent articles in The Ubyssey
(September 9, Oct.) have commented on the situation in India,
especially in Punjab. In these articles a very false and dangerous
thesis has been promoted — that
the problems in India stem from
communal divisions between Hindus and Sikhs (especially from Sikh
extremists).
This is not the case. Com-
munalism is the policy of the Indian
government. The Indian government uses communalism and fascist
terror to divide the Indian people
and to suppress them.
The problem in India is economic
and political. The people of the
Punjab and elsewhere have raised
economic and political demands,
and the Indian government has
responded with bayonets and guns.
Just as the racist regime of South
Africa has apartheid as its policy
and fascist terror as its method of
rule, the Indian government has
communalism as its policy and
fascist terror as its method of rule.
People of all religious
backgrounds denounced the communal carnage which took place in
Delhi in 1984. This atrocity was carried out by the Indian government,
through its Congress and party of-
THE UBYSSEY
October 15, 1986
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throughout the academic year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and are not necessarily those
of the administration or the AMS. Member Canadian
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While Ron Stewart chased Trish Webb, around the layout sheets ArchBishop Michael Groberman
flirted with the left as Evelyn Jacob looked for Adam and not finding him had to settle on Rich Hiebert
to do the Tweens while Svetozar Kontic moped because Mr. October had failed him and Geoff Castle
dreamed of a liberal landslide as Ross McLaren broke into The Ubyssey enclave but James Young said
nothing special as they even let Corinne Bjorge in but in the end everyone was happy because David
Ferman was still smiling.
ficials, who organized and directed
the attacks.
The mass media in Canada has
been promoting the big lie that
Sikh-Hindu and /or Hindu/Moslem strife is the real problem in India in order to white wash
the responsibility of the Indian
government for the communal
violence, and to stereotype the East
Indian community as "religious
fanatics, extremists" etc. Responsible student journalists should not
parrot such communal propoganda
and racist slanders.
On Sunday, Oct. 12, Hardial
Bains will be speaking in Vancouver
on the topic "Oppose the Fascism
and Communalism of the Indian
Government." All members of the
university community are invited to
attend.
Hardial Bains graduated from
UBC in the 1960s and was active in
founding the Internationalists at
UBC. He is the first secretary of the
Central Committee of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist
Leninist) and a leading member of
the East Indian community in
Canada. He has published a
number of books and articles on the
crisis in India and the present situation in the Punjab, and is eminently
qualified to speak on the current
situation in India. The meeting is on
Sunday Oct: 12 at 5880 Main St. at
4 p.m.
Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell
History 3
but instead we are told only that he
looked nervous. Later in the same
report they include another press interview where they choose again to
cover the issue of nervousness instead of Skelly's commentaries on
the substantive issues.
We are told that Bob Skelly is
nervous and insecure. Indeed, we
have even been treated to a televised
interview with a psychologist,
where we are told that Mr. Skelly's
condition is perfectly normal, and,
at the journalist's request, the
psychologist gives him some advice
for help with his public speaking.
The audience is not permitted to
judge the facts, using their own
common sense to decide on Mr.
Skelly's nervousness. Instead they
are told. Over and over. Over and
over. We shouldn't be fooled into
believing that they are covering the
issue of leadership. They're creating
it.   They're   not   covering   facts,
they're synthesizing an argument.
Report the facts! Surely after
years of reporting the news they
should know this, "the oath of
journalism". Far too often they fail
to report the evidence to the audience. Instead of allowing the audience to think, the policy makers
of this television station choose to
focus on sensational and irrelevant
emotion, evoking a response instead of provoking thought. Surely
they must recognize the responsibility they have to a vulnerable
public who rely upon media integrity.
To my mind journalists who
report opinions as evidence commit
a moral crime: The abuse of
tremendous power.
Duncan Kennedy
biopsychology alumnus
Tourists resist stereotyping
In reply to Mark Leiren-Young's
"freestyle" in the Oct. 30 Ubyssey
(American tourists continue to
fascinate), I feel the compelling
need to say that I've rarely had the
displeasure of reading such anecdotal rubbish.
The article is chock-full of
marvelous descriptions of Leiren-
Young's encounters with American
tourists. According to his
refreshingly unbiased views they are
loud, they never attempt to speak
the native language of their hosts,
they litter, make noise during plays,
raise anti-Soviet children, and don't
appreciate the dignity of our currency.
To indict the entire population of
the world's (excluding Canada)
most ethnically diverse nation on
the evidence of limited personal
observation is to do a great disservice to the cause of fairmindedness.
If I had written an article touting
all American tourists as friendly
and wonderful, I would hope that
someone would point out to me the
foolhardiness of my generalization.
I'm sure those reading this letter
will agree, having lived in a city with
a large American tourist draw for
the last six months, that they are,
like any group of people, comprised
of an endless variety of personalities, outlooks, and approaches. Therefore simple
treatises, based on even simpler
research methods, don't do the subject any justice whatsoever.
Dan Tamir
Biology 3
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Grad student argues educated benefit society
Should capable graduate students
have an assured and decent
minimum of financial support?
UBC's president David Strangway,
when asked this question at a recent
Graduate Society meeting, said no.
Given strained resources, the
university faces a dilemma: either
students get admitted to graduate
studies only if they can be adequately supported, or more students than
can be adequately supported get admitted. The second — and
preferable — alternative provides
more people with a chance for an
advanced education. The best
graduate students will earn
fellowships, and the rest will scrape
by on teaching assistantships, student loans, part-time earnings, savings or parental help.
I think that many features of this
apparently sensible policy are so
bad that we should look for a better
alternative. Although graduate student poverty is nothing new, it is a
crushing experience to have to bury
the dream of an advanced education because of grinding poverty.
Seeing a thesis project through to
completion is nearly always fraught
with agonies and setbacks, but how
can one research a thesis when one's
mind is on worries about food and
shelter?
While scarce fellowships provide
a modest livelihood, TAships and
partial TAships — once you deduct
tuition — are a pittance. Because
'graduate student poverty is endemic
at UBC, many excellent students go
elsewhere or opt out of graduate
studies, while their spaces are often
filled by mediocre students with
money.
Departments, in deciding whom
to recommend for fellowships,
seldom face an easy choice between
brillh.t and mediocre candidates.
When, among graduate students of
similar calibre, some suddenly
become the haves and others the
have-nots, the stage is set for sharp
divisions and ugly feelings within
the graduate student body.
Existing levels of competition for
support spur some students on to
extraordinary efforts, but they also
turn many into narrowly focused
research animals, sap graduate life
of joy, and give departments a
vicious weapon to stifle criticism.
Graduate students often become
bootlickers rather than critics of incompetent professors and departmental inertia. Where there are only
two or three fellowships for a dozen
needy graduate students, one had
better ingratiate oneself with as
many professors as possible.
Although major improvements in
funding will have to come from
government rather than from a
redistribution within the university,
I am always amazed at how out of
touch most well-to-do academics
seem with the situation of graduate
students. Strange that this university should want to raise the average
faculty salary of $50,000 while
refusing to support its destitute
graduate students more generously.
What amazes me most, however, is
how unsympathetic a graduate student with money often becomes
toward impoverished fellow
students. "After all," one hears,
"being a graduate student is a
privilege and not a right."
It is true, graduate students enjoy
an immensely privileged education.
But surely access to graduate education is a right for everyone who
qualifies on academic grounds.
Surely we have a right as graduate
students to see financial support
allocated on the basis of
transparently fair principles rather
than luck and favoritism.
I want to suggest, as an alternative to President Strangeway's
policy, that all graduate students
who meet a clearly predefined standard of satisfactory progress should
get subsistence level support. Since
making graduate life less poverty-
stricken may lead to a glut of applicants, the number of spaces in
graduate school should be predefin1
ed as a matter of openly stated and
socially justified policy.
If the choice is between relatively
lax admission standards with inadequate financial support or tougher
admission standards with adequate
support, I find the second alternative • less repugnant because at
least it selects the most academically
qualified candidates without forcing anyone to abandon their thesis
work midway because of poverty. A
university administration which is
convinced of the benefits of such a
policy may eventually help convince
governments too.
Let me, briefly, broach some
social cost-benefit considerations. I
often hear the argument that, since
there is no market for graduates in
many fields, it is not in society's interest to support such studies. This
argument rests on a narrow view of
society's interests. The attitude that
everyone's social contribution
should consist in marketable products or services is no way to run a
good society. The quality and quantity of advanced education today,
especially in the humanities, fine
arts and social sciences, will shape
our future leaders and conditions
for civilized living. Unless educated
people can raise the level of our
culture, tawdry commercialism will
continue to reign supreme and sink
us into ever deeper injustices,
crime, urban and environmental
decay, alienation and needless
unhappiness.
Lack of adequate graduate student support is a striking example
of our society frustrating the
achievement of constructive life
goals. Does it make sense that many
graduate students should have to
risk the deadly distraction of a
part-time job, when they are
already working and when the labor
market is glutted with the
unemployed, many of whom are
neither inclined nor qualified to
study? Does it make sense that
graduate students should worry
about food in a country where three
per cent of the population produce
a huge food surplus and many people are up to their ears in consumer
goods?
I ask those people in control of
society's wealth: if their children
COME and MEET
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Speaking in support of Prov. Liberal candidates in Vancouver Point Grey
DOREEN BRAVERMAN and Dr. TOM BROWN
where?
•  STUDENT UNION BUILDING AUDITORIUM
when?
•  NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17th
SUBJECT?
"WHY THE ISSUE IS
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were struggling for a graduate
education, would they want to have
financial support withheld from
them. If not, then for them to
withhold such support from us is
not morrally defensible. Graduate
work should not be hampered by
worries .about bare economic survival.
Kurt Preinsperg
external affairs officer
graduate student society
CAN A FREE
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A symposium on
RELIGION and ECONOMICS
Dr. Majid Rahnema
Dimensions of Poverty
Monday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Buchanan A203
Models of Development
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 12:30 p.m., Buchanan A205
Ms. Delores Huerta
New Models of Cooperation
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., Buchanan A203
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 12:30 p.m., Buchanan A205
Mr. Arnold Saltzman
Making Efficiency and Empathy Allies
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m. dinner meeting,
Hillel House (Phone 224-4748 for reservations)
Social Work vs. Business Administration
Thursday, Oct. 30, 12:30 p.m. Buchanan A205
Watch this space for details on lab/workshops
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UBC CHAPLAINS and
FINN-EST INSTITUTE
STUDENT COUNSELLING
& RESOURCES CENTRE
presents
A SERIES OF FREE WORKSHOPS
PROCRASTINATION WORKSHOP:
BEYOND TIME MANAGEMENT
The primary goals of this workshop are to examine the
internal and external factors influencing procrastination
and help you to develop a plan of action to overcome
this self-defeating behaviour.
Three consecutive Fridays starting Oct. 17 —
12:30-1:20 p.m.
COPING WITH PRESSURE:
A STRESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
The workshop goals are to help you identify and
appraise external and internal stresses, experience some
creative stress reduction methods and formulate a tentative plan and action steps to prevent or alleviate
stress.
Three consecutive Mondays starting Nov. 10 —
12:30-1:20 p.m.
STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOP
A series of four 1 hour sessions covering time management,  taking good lecture notes,  reading tests and
reference materials and preparing for exams.
Four consecutive Wednesdays starting Oct. 15 —
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CAREER PLANNING - PHASE I
This introductory workshop will explore your goals,
interests and abilities as they pertain to your future
career choices. The format includes lecturettes and
small group discussion.
Three consecutive Thursdays starting Oct. 23 —
12:30-2:20 p.m.
CAREER EXPLORATIONS
A series of three 1 Vi hour sessions assessing interests,
values, abilities and goals in ascertaining career choice.
Format:   lecture,   self-assessment   and   small   group
discussion.
Three consecutive Tuesdays starting Oct. 21  —
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Wednesday, October 19,1986
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WEDNESDAY
UBC DANCE CLUB
Practice wnion, noon. Ballroom or party room.
UBC SKI CLUB
Broomball gama, 4:45 p.m.-6:16 p.m.. Winter
Sports Centre, room 2.
ISMAILI STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION
Tutorial*, 5:30 p.m.. Brock Hall.
UBC NEW DEMOCRATS
Speaker: Bob Skelly, noon-1:30p.m., SUB Aud.
UBC SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Recital by Eric Wilson, cello; Thelma Wilson,
piano, noon. Music Bldg., Recital Hall.
UBC PERSONAL COMPUTER CLUB
Amiga members meeting, noon, Buch. B319.
ISMAILI STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION
Floor hockey,  4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.,  Osborne
Gym F.
CHINESE VARSITY CLUB
Aerobic classes, 6 p.m.-6 p.m., SUB Ballroom.
Accepting tutors and typists for reglsteriee,
M-F. 9:30 e.m.-9:30 p.m.. Speakeaay. SUB Rm.
100.
UBC PERSONAL COMPUTER CLUB
Atari users general meeting, 4:30 p.m., SUB
212A.
HILLEL HOUSE
Dinner, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Hillel House.
HILLEL HOUSE
Lunch, 12 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Hillel House.
UBYSSEY
General meeting for staffers, nnon, SUB 241k.
JAPAN EXCHANGE CLUB
Getteral meeting, noon    1:30 p.m., SUB 211.
MARANATHA CHRISTIAN CLUB
Bible s:u(ty fellowship, 7 p.m., 1868 Know Rd.
THURSDAY
LE CLUB FRANCAIS
Conversational   meeting,    noon.    International
House, Main Lounge.
THE INTEGRITY IN ACTION CLUB
Lecture: "The Power of Integrity in Living", by
; -Dale Maranda, noon-1:30 p.m., Buch. B225.
PRE DENTAL CLUB
Lt. Coi. Gray speaking on Dental Officers Train-
ing Program, noon. Wood. 5.
UBC SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Contemporary   Players,   noon.   Music   Bldg.,
Recital Hall.
ROCK FOR BRAINS
A benefit concert, featuring D.O.A., Rockin'
Fookt, and Kay Change, to raiee money for Student Education, 8:30 p.m., the Commodore.
INTER-VARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Guest speaker Cathy Nicholl, noon, Chem. 250.
UBC FILM SOCIETY
'The Gods Must Be Crazy", Th.. Fri.. Sat..
Sun., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., SUB Aud.
UBC DEBATING SOCIETY
General meeting, noon, Buch. B320.
INSTITUTE OF ASIAN RESEARCH
Seminar: 'Towards a Social Revolution in a Sri
Lankan Village", by B. M. Morrison, 4:30 p.m.,
Asian Centre Rm. 004.
NATIVE INDIAN STUDENT UNION
Cempeign speeches, noon, Nisu Lounge, 6375
Bio. Sc. Rd.
NATIVE INDIAN STUDENT UNION
Election, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Nisu Hut, 6375
Bio. Sc. Rd.
HILLEL HOUSE
Lunch, 12:00-2:00 p.m., Hillel House.
EAST INDIAN STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION
Generet meeting, noon, Scarfe 208.
VARSITY OUTDOOR CLUB
Lecture and map compass use in the mountains,
7:00 p.m., Scarfs 209.
THUNDERBIRD VOLLEYBALL
Exhibition game vs.  Portland State University,
6:00 p.m., War Memorial Gym.
FRIDAY
UBC STUDENTS FOR PEACE
AND DISARMAMENT
Film:  Paul  Newman in  "A Step Away from
War", noon, SUB 206.
UBC PERSONAL COMPUTER CLUB
Sports in the Gym night. Come and participate,
bring along one doller, 5:30 p.m., Osborne Gym
A.
NATIVE INDIAN STUDENT UNION
Election,   8:30-4:30.   NISU/NITEP   Hut,   6375
Biological Sciences Rd., behind Scarfe.
PRE-MEDICAL SOCIETY
Badminton  and  pizza   night,  5:30-7:X p.m.,
Osborne Gym A.
CHINESE VARISTY CLUB
Gym night, 9:30-11:30 p.m., Osborne Gym.
THE UBYSSEY
Recruitment bzzr event featuring No Fun, the of
ficial talk-rock duo of Expo '86 — Come on kids,
write Wee us, 3:30-7:30 p.m., SUB 241k.
LE CLUB FRANCAIS
■ Conversational   meeting,   noon,
Houee, Main Lounge.
cafe
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MODERN STRUCTURAL MATERIALS
Wednesday, October 15      In Room 1202, CEME Building, at 12:30 p.m.
TECHNOLOGICAL OLYMPICS
Thursday, October 16 In Lecture Hall 6, Instructional Resources Centre, at 1:30 p.m.
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Page 7
CBC corrals comedians
ty-fi&t
BY MICHAEL GROBERMAN
Comedy College hopes to become
a regular fixture both at UBC and
at the CBC. The prospective new
radio series records its pilot episode
tomorrow at noon in the SUB
auditorium.
Comedy College
CBC Radio pilot
SUB auditorium
tomorrow, noon
Co-writer and co-producer Jeffrey Groberman, some relation,
describes the show as "in a sense a
talent search, and a bit like professional wrestling."
Groberman explains that in the
first part of the forty minute show,
host Professor Phil (Phil" Savath)
introduces a "crash course in comedy."
"He hauls people out of the audience," says Groberman, "and
teaches them how to deliver some
lines."
What ensues depends on the
nature of the volunteer: "If they're
good, Phil lets them go with it,"
says Groberman.
After some less than introverted
audience member has, humiliated
himself on stage, Professor Phil
tells the audience they have passed
the comedy course, and are now
qualified to judge comedy. Groberman calls this the "elaborate warm-
up."
Phil then introduces part two in
which the audience judges three
professional comedians.
"By shouts of abuse, and
cheers," explains Groberman, "the
audience delegates the performer to
one of three zones: weird, gross, or
funny."
Tomorrow's comedians are:
Steve Ivings, an impersonator who
is well-known to the Punchlines
crowd; Roger Fredericks, who vow
ed the Canada Pavilion crowds with
his song, "If I were a Flintstone,
yabba dabba dabba dabba dabba
dabba dabba do;" and Ryan Styles,
a popular member of the Flying
Club's Second City troupe.
The winner will compete against
two new challengers in the next
episode. If there is a next episode.
But Groberman has visions which
go beyond being picked up by the
local CBC. "What we are hoping is
that this serves as the pilot for a national show, based at UBC, that
would travel across Canada to find
the funniest Canadian."
Groberman has experienced the
birth of a CBC series before. In
1970 he and his Comedy College
collaborator Colin Yardley
premiered Dr. Bundolo's PariT
domonium Medicine Show in the
UBC Music Recital hall. The first
show had an audience of twenty,
"with 15 relatives."
On Monday, October 20 at 7:30
p.m. you may have your last
chance before the election to
question candidates from Point
Grey about their concerns and opinions.
Candidates will  meet at West
Point Grey United Church (8th Ave.
and Tolmie St.) and the event is
sponsored by the Outreach Committee of the congregation.
Professor Ken Carty of the UBC
political science dept., will chair the
meeting.
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THE    UBYSSEY
Wednesday, October 15, 1986
Norman intercepts Bear offence
By SVETOZAR KONTIC
The UBC Thunderbird Football
team continued to roll along and
easily disposed the University of
Alberta Golden Bears 35 to seven
on Saturday in Edmonton.
The 'Birds were led by corner-
back Mark Norman who had three
interceptions in the game. He
returned two of the interceptions
for touchdowns of 90 and 62 yards.
Not surprisingly, Norman leads the
Western Intercollegiate Football
league in interceptions.
The win brought UBC's record
within the WIFL to a perfect six
wins and no losses. Due to
Calgary's 22-18 loss to Manitoba
over the weekend, UBC has a two
game lead over the Dinosaurs with
only two games remaining in the
— rory alien photo
BOSS 'BIRD IS unaware of beast Bear ready to pounce and maul him. 'Birds still managed to win as they beat
the beastly bums into the dirt 35-7.
Big bowl decides nothing
By PATRICIA DUNN
Nothing was decided in the
fourth annual Diachem Bowl battled out Wednesday night between
the SFU Clansmen and the UBC
soccer team at Thunderbird
stadium. The score ended in a 0-0
tie.
The T-'Birds, defending Canadian University champions and currently No. 1 ranked in the nation,
had gone into the match undefeated
rolling over all five of their previous
challengers this season.
The Clansmen entered the bout
vaunting a seven-game winning
streak capping an impressive eight
and two season record, earning
them a respectable 5th place ranking in the tough National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
UBC head coach Dick Mosher
said, "In the first half we played as
strongly as we have all year. We
created five or six good scoring opportunities but unfortunately we
weren't able to convert any into
goals."
"One of these days we'll start
clicking and get a rash of goals. We
certainly carried the play. Defensively the entire team played well.
We limited them to two shots on
goal — we had ten on them," said
Mosher.
Unfortunately those ten shots
were fired against goal-thwarting
Rob Merkl, goaltender for the
Clansmen. For his efforts against
the UBC offence Merkl was voted
MVP ofthe match.
Mosher said he has no less enthusiasm for the T-'Birds, however.
"One of the pleasing points of
the game was that with the number
of injuries we have, the depth of
our players still kept us right in it.
We played without leading scorer
Mike Allina, plus Kevin Riley and
Joe Pecht."
The Diachem series is now tied at
1-1-1. UBC was victorious in the
first bowl with a 1-0 score in 1983
against their same-city foes. There
was no game in '84 and SFU won
three to one in 1985.
Despite their frustrations in this
year's edition of the Bowl, the
'Birds have maintained their No. 1
ranking, and are looking towards a
repeat Canadian championship.
"Until somebody beats us, we're
there," said Mosher.
(     SPORTS    )
West Vancouver wins
By DIANE LISTER
Experience   helped   West   Vancouver High School to victory as
they won the 24 team UBC Girl's
High   School   Volleyball  Tourna
ment on the weekend.
Placing first out of six teams in
their pool, the team advanced to the
quarter finals; crushing Prince
George Senior Secondary, and then
battling College Heights Cougars to
earn a berth in the finals.
The deciding match pitted West
Vancouver against Paul Kane High
School of St. Albert, who are four-
time Northern Alberta high school
champions, and are ranked number
two in their province. However,
nerves can even affect provincial
champions, and West Vancouver
took advantage smashing their way
through the Alberta team's shakey
defence to take the first game 15-6.
Paul Kane came to life and showed their true colours in the second
game. With a strong offence and a
defence that scarcely let a ball drop
on their court, they defeated West
Vancouver 15-7.
The third and deciding game of
the   match   and   tournament   was
played solidly by both teams,
however West Vancouver gradually
inched ahead of Paul Kane, winning by a score of 15-8 to take the
match, and the tournament trophy.
Third place finishers in the tournament were the College Heights
Cougars, followed by Pleasant
Valley High School of Armstrong.
Middle blocker Kristine Fiala of
West Vancouver High School was
selected MVP of the tournament.
The tournament is an annual
event hosted by the women's varsity
squad, in order to fund special
training camps and by extra equipment for the team.
The competition also provides an
opportunity for potential varsity
members still in high school to see
the campus and view athletic
facilities at UBC.
This year, the fourteen member
women's team, coached by previous
U of Manitoba coach Donna
Baydock, has four rookies out of
high schooj.
The squad opens their exhibition
season tomorrow at 6 p.m. when
they battle Portland State University in War Memorial Gym.
regular season.
The 'Birds opened the scoring
with the first of Norman's
touchdowns as he raced 90 yards
down the field.
But the 'Bears retaliated quickly
as Jeff Funtasz, playing his first
game after coming back from an injury made a one yard plunge for the
score. Funtasz was the games
leading rusher with a total of 91
yards on the ground.
Just as the Bears were savouring
the tie, Norman intercepted Alberta
quarterback Kevin Molehak once
again, rushing 62 yards for a
touchdown.
The 'Birds went into the half
leading 21 to seven, after quarterback Jordan Gagner hit receiver
Terry Ainge with a 29 yard
touchdown pass.
In the third quarter, Bill Barber
intercepted Molehak once again.
Molehak threw a total of four in
terceptions on the night.
Gagner then threw an 18 yard
pass to tight end Rob Ros. Backup
quarterback Eric Putoto hit Tom
Munro with a 37 yard touchdown
pass to close out scoring.
Gagner had another successful
day throwing, amassing a total of
110 yards and completing 10 of 18
passes. His counterpart Molehak
had a miserable day completing only 5 of 13 for a paltry 72 yards.
The 'Birds next game is this
weekend in Calgary. If the 'Birds
win or tie they will clinch first place
and home field advantage in the
playoffs.
FOOTBALL STANDINGS
Team
W    L    T      Pts
UBC
6    0    0        12
Calgary
4    2    0          8
Manitoba
2    4    0          4
Alberta
14    0          2
Saskatchewan
14    0          2
Soccer men leave
praries burning
Despite losing three players to the
national soccer tournament, the
UBC soccer team continued to win
in the prairies this weekend.
In their first game on Friday, the
'Birds defeated the Lethbridge Pronghorns three to nothing. Ken
Mullaney, Andrew Mardon and
Byron Gay ford scored for UBC.
Brian Peterson recorded the
shutout in goal for UBC stopping a
total of seven shots. He was replacing absent all-star goalie Brian Kennedy who was playing with Vancouver Croatia in the nationals over
the weekend.
UBC head coach Dick Mosher
said the 'Birds had created a lot of
offensive chances.
"We didn't capitalize on every
chance we got but it was our best
weekend by far for creating offence. We also scored all our goals
from the field which was a nice
change," he said.
UBC had been scoring most of its
goals on set plays in previous
games, showing a definate mastery
of the concept.
On Saturday the 'Birds defeated
Calgary two to one in Calgary
under almost perfect weather conditions.
Ken Mullaney scored 37 minutes
into the game and Kevin Reilly
scored at the 52 minute mark.
The 'Birds remain undefeated
and are currently four points ahead
of second place Victoria.
If UBC gets three out of four
points this weekend, the team will
have clinched its third consecutive
Canada West title.
The goal Calgary scored was the
first allowed by UBC in seven
games.
SOCCER STANDINGS
Team                      W    L    T
Pts
UBC                          7    0    0
14
Victoria                    5    2    0
10
Calgary                      3    3    1
7
Alberta                    2    3    1
5
Lethbridge               2    5    0
4
Saskatchewan       0    6    0
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