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Blaspheming since 1918    Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, April 3, 1991
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April 3, 1991 I • ' "" •    "news ". 7. ""'
Women's Studies major now offered at UBC
by Nadene Rehnby
The newly created majors
programme in Women's Studies
will be a step towards ending 20
years oflimbo according to women's
studies coordinating committee
chair Tannis MacBeth Williams.
"In the early 70s UBC was
really at the forefront," MacBeth
Williams said. "UBC was one of
the first post-secondary institutions to develop scholarly offering
in women's studies.
"Since then, most other major
universities have developed ways
to concentrate studies in Women's
Studies. By 1990, UBC was really
far behind. It had no way in which
students could concentrate in
women's studies."
According to the curriculum
proposal approved by the faculty
of Arts, the Women's Studies major, which will beginin September,
answers the increasing awareness
and demand for education in
Women's Studies.
"UBC students and faculty
members have demonstrated
steady interest in Women's Studies over .the past 20 years," the
document stated.
"The administration has indicated a commitment to support
measures aimed at improving the
climate for women at UBC. A fully
developed Women's Studies
programme, associated with the
proposed Centre for Research in
Women's Studies and Gender Relations, will be instrumental in
raising awareness of pervasive
gender bias and seeking ways to
correct it. It will be of value to men
as well as women."
Consisting of core courses in
Women's Studies and a number of
other courses from various Arts
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B-Lot parking rates to rise
by Mark Nielsen
It will cost 25 cents an hour to
park in B-lot next year, but parking manager David Miller said the
maximum charge per day will
translate into a break for students.
Instead of rising to a full two
dollars, based on the eight hour
day adopted for the past year's
pricing schedule, the maximum
charge will be limited to $1.50.
Students currently pay 15
cents per hour and no more than
one dollar per day regardless of
how long their car stays in B-lot.
"So based on an eight hour
day, there is a break in there,"
Miller said.
Miller said the increase was
made to help finance parking's five
year plan to make up for space lost
as the university looks to campus
parking lots for new building sites.
"By the end of the plan, we
hope to have the same amount of
parking for students, faculty and
staff that we have now," he said.
Construction of a new parkade
will begin this summer and more
parking facilities are in the works,
according to Miller.
The hourly rates were introduced at the start ofthe 1990-91
winter term, replacing a flat fee of
25 cents per day. Parking attendants also replaced coin operated
Miller said there has not been
a noticeable change in the number
of students using B-lot since the
new rates were put into effect and
generally there has not been much
of a reaction.
"We've had a lot of positive
comments about the presence of
the attendants," he said.
"Vandalism has gone down
like you wouldn't believe— there
used to be a lot even during the
daytime. And a lot of female students expressed much appreciation for the attendants being there.
It's a big empty space."
departments, the programme will
be one of only a few cross-discipline majors at UBC.
The coordinating committee
created the majors programme
instead of a new department to
prevent ghettoization, which
MacBeth Williams said was one of
the main criticisms feminist
scholars had with some other
The goal i s to provide an interdisciplinary approach, as well as
to integrate feminist perspectives
into traditional disciplines,
MacBeth Williams said.
Majors are required to take a
second year introductory course,
which will act as a prerequisite for
upper level studies. In third and
fourth years, students will be required to take three required
courses, complimented by a selection of women's centered courses
in several other departments. Students are encouraged to do a double
Most of the core courses will
also be open to all students who
have satisfied the prerequisite,
MacBeth Williams said.
The committee also plans to
offer an introduction to gender relations course for students outside
the majors programme in the future. "The proposed course is intended to meet the widely expressed need to educate both men
and women about gender-related
issues," MacBeth Williams said.
Tanis Price, a third year Arts
student at UBC, said the
programme is exactly what she
has been hoping for. "I was going to
try to focus on women's studies in
psychology an d sociology," she said.
Price now hopes to graduate in the
Women's Studies programme.
While excited by the creation
of the programme, she feels the
university as a whole is not as
dedicated as it should be. Price
credits the creation of the
programme to the individuals who
worked hard to make it a reality.
While the demand for
Women's Studies courses at UBC
has always been strong, MacBeth
Williams said she is uncertain
what the demands for the majors
programme are going to be.
There will not be a cap on the
number of students entering the
programme in 1991-92. MacBeth
Williams said two sections of the
prerequisite to the programme will
be available in September, and that
there is also a section being offered
in the summer session.
MacBeth Williams said the
proposed Centre for Research in
Women's Students and Gender
Relations, which is now awaiting
Senate approval, will eventually
offer master and doctoral degrees
in Women's Studies.
She said the mandate of the
proposed centre is directed at the
research and graduate level, but
said the centre is also likely to
facilitate the undergraduate
"The centre will hopefully become the place to which the university, the community, and other
universities will turn to for information on women's studies."
MacBeth Williams said students requiringinformation should
call any ofthe programme's advisors: Dawn Currie (Anthropology/
Sociology), Paul Krause (History),
Rose Marie San Juan (Fine Arts)
and Aruna Srivastava (English),
all of whom can be reached through
the Faculty of Arts.
Outlines of the course offerings are also available outside of
the office of the director of the
Women's Studies programme
(Kenny 2019), as well as the Arts
Faculty advisors office, the Office
for Women's Students, and the
Women's Centre in SUB.
UBC Theatre and
Film lack women
by Cheryl Niamath
Women are underrepresented
in UBC's Department of Theatre
and Film, in terms of both the ratio
of women to men on the faculty
and staff, and the number of major
roles for women in main stage
Only five ofthe 22 faculty and
staff are women, according to a
department list. There are no
women teaching film, and none of
the women in the department have
tenure. The only female faculty
member teaches costume design, a
traditionally female occupation in
the theatre.
Most women interviewed were
unwilling to give their real names,
for fear of reprisals from within
the department.
With so few women in the
faculty and staff, female theatre
students lack role models. "Walking down the halls you don't see
any women teaching [and] you
draw your own conclusions, either
overtly or covertly," said a design
Women in the theatre department want to see more women
on the faculty and staff, but not at
the expense of academic excellence.
"It is very important to have balance within any faculty, but not to
accept people with lower credentials just because they are female,"
said a staff member.
A fourth year acting student
said, "It's nc good to be hiring
women just for the sake of hiring
women, putting gender over excellence."
Deb Pickman, a fourth year
theatre student, is concerned about
the representation of women in
the department's productions.
"Women's theatre deserves special
attention because it's been neglected for so long...You're seeing
guys cutting their teeth on roles
like Hamlet," but women do not
have the same opportunities.
One reason for the lack of
major women's roles in main stage
plays is that the theatre department produces many classic plays,
and "classic pieces exclude women
from big roles."
In order for women to move
forward in the world, "we need to
surround ourselves with new
myths...We can either be the hero
in our own life or the wife of the
hero," said Pickman. This will
involve women taking a more important role in theatre.
The department "should be
looking for plays that represent
women in a better light, and have
roles for women," said fourth year
acting student Renee Iaci. Plays
such as Carol Churchill's Top Girls
(Produced at Dorothy Sommerset
studio this year) should be produced on the main stage.
"Instead of just one token play,
we should be doing contemporary
plays with better roles for women,"
Iaci said.
April 3,1991
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Student life: Apathy
isn't the problem
MONTREAL (CUP) — Students
aren't involved in university decision-making, but the problem has
nothing to do with apathy.
That's what some Concordia
University students recently told
a group of 30 faculty and administrators meeting to discuss "How
Are Students Treated."
James Brown, an executive of
Concordia's student council, said
students lose interest because they
feel powerless in the university's
decision-making process.
"The voice of students expressing themselves is limited,"
said Brown. "It's lost in the bureaucratic morass. Students need
to feel that they're part of the
decision-making process, and not
merely subjected to it."
Charlene Nero, of the
university's Women's Collective,
said "activists who speak out are
lesbians and the average student
never speaks out.
"We're dismissed because
we're the lunatic fringe — everyone else is dismissed because
they're apathetic."
Nero pointed out that attend-
ing meetings is part of an
administrator's job.
"But for us, our job is going to
school. When we take time out to
go to meetings, that's what we're
doing in our spare time. Not only
are we not making money, but
we're infringing on our ability to
make money elsewhere."
Katherine Kruse, an executive ofthe commerce students association, said "enigmatic" ad
ministrative titles and positions
cloud students' understanding of
who does what.
"I wonder how many commerce students know who the
Dean of Commerce is," asked
She suggested that administrators and university officials
"become identifiable and walk into
classrooms. That way the dean is
not this holy God up there who no
one can touch."
Kruse said commerce students she polled complained that
the administration's office hours
are not compatible with their own
and that professors are not usually
available when they are needed
most—such as during the examination period.
Students are viewed as rude
when confused or ignorant ofthe
jargon used by certain departments, she added.
Ombudsperson Suzanne
Belson, the only non-student on
the panel, suggested administrators keep strict office hours because "many students walk in to
find no one there."
Belson also questioned what
happens to faculty members who
miss deadlines such as submitting
final marks as opposed to students
who miss assignment deadlines.
"Administrators always say
that students shouldn't leave
things till the last minute." But
surely everyone knows that everybody does it. That's why the
post office stays open till midnight on April 30 (for tax returns)."
Lounge losses no
cause for
by Yggy King
Although the Fireside Lounge
and the Garden Room lost over
$15,000 under student management last term, the situation is
not as bleak as it seems.
The food and beverage facilities in the Grad Centre were taken
over from University Food Services by the Graduate Student
Society in September, 1990 to
provide better service by and for
student's. The future of the student-run operation currently
hangs in the balance, awaiting
UBC vice-president K.D.
Srivastava's approval of a new
business plan.
High startup costs and the
inevitable confusion associated
with starting a new venture of
this scale led the operation deep
into the red for the first few months
of its existence. Losses topped
$15,000 for the period of September to December, with an additional $3000 loss in January and
$800 in February.
GSS house director David
Tripp said that while there is cause
for concern, there is no need for
outright panic. Losses have declined from month to month and
preliminary figures for March indicate that the operation broke
even, while at the same time enjoying revenues up $10,000 from
last year.
While the losses are obviously
undesirable, Tripp said it is impossible to draw conclusions about
overall feasibility until data are
available for at least a full year of
The situation is currently under review, as the House Committee prepares a business plan for
the coming year. A preliminary
version of the business plan was
presented at the GSS meeting of
March 21.
The plan focuses on dealing
with the current shortfall and
making provisions for breaking
even in the future. These goals
will be achieved by re-evaluating
the running ofthe lounges in line
with what has been learned over
past months. This will include
assigning staffing levels as efficiently as possible, maintaining
an appropriate level of summer
operation, adequate promotion of
services and events, and modest
price increases.
In addition to a diverse menu,
The Fireside Lounge offers a
number of special events featuring local musicians and theatre,
in addition to regular Monday
night movies.
A negative decision from
Srivastava could end all this and
return the Grad Centre to the sterility of a Food Services cafeteria.
Tripp feels this will not happen:
"we've obviously got a lot of work
to do, [but] we deserve the shot."
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Institute focuses on environment
UBC founds new Sustainable Development Research Institute
by Mark Nielsen
Aresearch institute dedicated
to approaching the dilemma of
maintaining both a healthy environment and a viable economy
has been launched at UBC.
The Sustainable Development Research Institute gained
backing of both the UBC Senate
and the Board of Governors last
month, and will move into the
Geography building by the start
of next term.
The Institute is intended to
coordinate the range of expertise
needed to address questions and
raise the funds for carrying out
related research projects, according to SDRI director Olav
"People have worked on similar projects in the past, but this
will provide a focus for research in
the future," he said.
Despite a history of problems
convincing Senate and BoG to back
such interdisciplinary programs,
Slaymaker said it took a relatively
quick 18 months to get approval.
However, Slaymaker said
that UBC would be an ideal location for such an institution because of the province's resource-
based economy.
Approximately 80 professors
from various facilities, schools and
departments will be working in
such problem areas as waste
management, environmental
health, resource management,
global environmental change and
As well, a think tank, made
up of various scholars, will be
formed to provide the intellectual
focus of the Institute.
The World Council on Economic Development defines sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of
the present without compromising
the ability of future generations
to meet their own needs."
The Institute has been given
an initial life of five years, during
which the first three will be devoted solely to research.
The Institute must also prove
its utility during those first three
years, however, because it will be
subject to a review after that time.
The review panel will decide
if the Institute should continue
either exclusively with research,
develop research programs along
with the research activities or terminate the scheme at the end of
five years.
Taking a bite out
of "The Cheeze"
by Michael Booth
A proposed Cheeze Factory
renovation plan put forward by
the dean of Applied Science has
raised the ire ofboth the Engineering Undergraduate Society and
The groups are at odds with
the dean over a plan to reduce the
EUS space to roughly one quarter
of its current size.
EUS president Adam La Rusic
sees the proposal as a part of a
larger plan to control the EUS.
"We feel that any such move
by the dean would be solely for the
purpose of suppressing engineering spirit and to drag us inexorably into that cesspool of apathy
which infests the rest of this campus."
Applied Science dean Axel
Meisen said the plan was drawn
up last summer to make the Cheeze
Factory "more functional and more
usable by engineering students and
Meisen said that nothing had
been decidedyet but the issue "will
be reraised and reconsidered at a
future date."
Meisen said part ofthe reason
for the proposed changes was that
"the present state of disrepair to
the Cheeze Factory is not satisfactory to either students or the
La Rusic, however, said that
the current state of the Cheeze
Factory is due to the fact that the
administration refused to collect
fees for the EUS as part of the
punishment for last year's
"Usually the Cheeze is in a
much better state of repair but this
year's financial hardships have
unfortunately made it impossible
for us to maintain the repair ofthe
Cheeze as we would like it," La
Rusic said.
"Meisen is perfectly aware of
the financial difficulties we had
this year and thus he shouldn't be
surprised at the Cheeze Factory's
less than satisfactory appearance."
Bill Adams, a professional
engineer, said that he and his colleagues are disturbed by trends
that have emerged during Meisen's
tenure as dean of Applied Science.
"During the time that Meisen
has been the dean of Applied Science there has been a continual
erosion of engineers' social and extra-curricular activities," Adams
"I think that the engineering
profession in general and the
alumni association are concerned
about thetrendbecausetheywould
like to see the engineering faculty
produce more well-rounded individuals."
Ted Bell, an engineering
graduate student said that the
Cheeze Factory renovations are
part of an increased emphasis on
academics by the faculty of Applied Science.
"What they have done is put a
higher emphasis on academics,
which is fine and is desirable, but
that can't come at the expense of
producing well-rounded engineers
through other actavities,"Bell said.
"By carving up the Cheeze,
the proposed plan will decentralize
the engineers andlimittheir ability
to organize effectively. By doing
this, the faculty runs the risk of
losing all the good things the engineers do. Things like charitable
drives, the Rights and Freedoms
Forums, dances, etcetera."
Meisen dismissed the assertion that there is an increased
emphasis on academics as "nonsense" and said that the faculty of
Applied Science is "very interested
in ensuring that students have a
well rounded education while at
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Noon hour forum confronts prejudices around AIDS
by Paul Dayson
Attributingthe spread ofAIDS
to minority groups is like attributing the bubonic plague in fourteenth
century Europe to Jews and
Witches, according to AMS antidiscrimination coordinator Nikola
Marin's comments came at a
poorly attended forum on "AIDS
and Prejudice" took place at noon
last Wednesday in the SUB conversation pit.
About 20 people listened as six
people voiced their opinions, and
read from journals, about the AIDS
epidemic.   -
Marin, who facilitated the
discussion, said prejudice has a lot
to do with the number of deaths as
a result of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
"AIDS is a racist, sexist and
classistissue,"Marin said, "and the
number of reported cases (of AIDS)
is doubling every 24 months."
The process of attributing
blame is the root of much of this
prejudice according to Marin, indicating that "homosexuals, hemophiliacs, Haitians and hookers"
have all been blamed for the spread
ofthe disease.
"Certain groups have been ste-
reotypedasbeingpromiscuous," she
said. This attributes the disease to
people by who they are and not by
their actions.
"No one would consider saying
"lung cancer is god's wrath on
smokers," Marin said, as a comparison to allegations leveled at
homosexuals and other groups.
Marin raised the example of a
Florida family with three children
with AIDS. Their house mysteriously burned down.
"Here's the American family.
and kicked out of their town," she
Second year Arts student
Juliane Okot said, "If you're going
to discriminate there are lots of
diseases that can kill you."
Yet spokespeople for various
churches and other groups have
continued to link AIDS to divine
retribution or natural selection.
said, "One ofthe posters for today's
forum had "AIDS is god's punishment on gay people' written on it" to
point out the prejudice existing at
Yet AIDS is more devastating
to some groups more than others.
"There is a poster from Grand
Fury, a New York group associated
with ACT-UP (an AIDS activist
group) that says: "Women don't get
AIDS - they just die from it."
"AIDS does not have the same
symptoms inmenaswomen,"Marin
said, "and the Center for Disease
Control does notrecognize the need
to expand the definition."
Because of this women are not
diagnosed as having AIDS and are
ineligible for treatment. "Women
can get AIDS just like men can get
The economically disadvantaged also suffer because of alack of
or poor medical coverage that prevents them from gaining treatment
for the HIV virus.
"AIDS is the biggest killer of
black women in New York city,"
Marin said.
Commentingon the attendance
at the forum Marin said, "It's too
bad that it's been so apathetic."
April 3,1991
Women engineers
form "fraternity"
by Johan Thornton
Female engineers will no
longer be in the minority in at least
one UBC engineering club—the
Women's Engineering Club. Members hope it will become the first
chapter of a North American-wide
engineering sorority or "women's
Founding member Evie
Wehrhahn said, "Our main goal is
to encourage women to participate
in engineering activities. Another
aspect is camaraderie. It's great
being surrounded by men all day,
but if s also nice to be with other
female engineers once in a while.
"There is a professional organization called WISE (Women in
Science and Engineering), but
nothing at the university level,"
she added. "A sorority is a convenient mechanism to form auniver-
sity association throughout
Canada and the US."
Nora Britney and Christa
Cormack, co-presidents of the
newly-constituted AMS club, are
investigating how to form a new
sorority, or women's fraternity as
they prefer to call it.
"This will be the first women's
engineering fraternity in North
America," Britney said. "There are
18 chapters of the men's engineering fraternity, but none for
Britney and Cormack ex
plained they would not join UBC's
sorority association, the Pan-Hellenic Society, because each sorority is limited to 40 members.
Cormack said, "There are 267
female engineers at UBC—and we
want all of them to join. We don't
want to be elitist."
The club currently has 20
members and a membership fee of
one dollar.
"Our purpose is to promote
social, professional and sports activities for female engineers,"
Britney said. "We have already
put together a nEUSlettre [produced by women only], and put on
a skit in the [Engineering Undergraduate Society] Talent Night. In
September we plan to host a wine
and cheese party with female
professional engineers from the
faculty and industry as guest
Men in engineering are also
enthusiastic about the idea of a
women's engineering fraternity.
"This is a great idea," said the
men's engineering fraternity
president Rob McKay. "In the past
we've tried to involve female engineers in the frat in various ways,
but unfortunately we couldn't
make them full members. This new
club is perfect. Fll support anything that will encourage more
women to get involved in engineering activities."
Im m        m The Manulife Ride for Heart, a 50 km bicycle ride
■■■l|f that starts and finishes at UBC, takes place on April
■ ■%•*•§ 28. To register, call The Ride Line at 736-RIDE (736-
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EUS Talent and Awards Nlte last Thursday.
Geese infringe on birds' abodes
by Jennifer Milligan
Geese are kicking native birds
out of their homes.
An increased population of
geese has been forced to take over
the habitat of native birds due to
the building of golf courses, parking lot development and protection of nest sites, said UBC zoologist Jamie Smith. Smith and other
biologists said the geese are not
responsible for the problem—
people are.
"They are a signal of what may
take place," Smith said. He added
golf courses and parking lots developments drive native birds out
but are a preferred habitat of geese.
The definite green, nurtrified grass
and well-tendedlandkeepthe geese
hanging aroundin numbers as great
as the 9000 currently in the Fraser
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a biologist at Canadian Wildlife
McKelvey, however, does not
believe the native bird population
is threatened by population of
geese. The other birds have different habits than the geese, he said.
"It is more of a social issue than a
biological one," he added.
Gary Kaiser, a biologist at
Canadian Wildlife Services, said
the geese are urban-agricultural
birds that are better able to adapt
to their environment than are other
native birds.
The problem, Kaiser said, is
that geese are staying while other
birds are not, and that their population is growing because of a decrease in their hunting season
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species they came in contact with,
Kaiser added.
"A possible solution is to distribute the geese population, which
would require a lot of time and
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April 3,1991 FEATURE
Sounds of silence: The war which hasn't ended
by Lucho van Isschot
What will be the legacy of the
war in the Gulf?
To be certain, the war will
have had a serious impact upon
the stability ofthe Gulf region and,
indeed, the stability of the entire
Middle East.
While Israeli leaders sit down
alongside American and Arab
leaders to negotiate a resolution to
an age-old dilemma, the voices of
ordinary Arabs and Israelis may
go unheard.
For many people in Vancouver
and others attending UBC, the war
in the Persian Gulf has not yet
ended. For many people, especially
those of Arab, Middle Eastern and
Jewish descent, the sounds of
bombs and gunshots continue to
Their voices must not go unheard.
"All of my family are in Iraq,
in South Baghdad, and we have
received no news," said Vancouver
resident Riadh Muslih, adding, "I
am still angry. The fighting may
be over but the tragedy continues
to unfold."
The distance which separates
Muslih from his family is wide,
indeed, because there are still no
open lines of communication coming out of Iraq. Trying to overcome
the impact of the war. He said,
"The human tragedy is incredible,
I still don't feel a sense of relief."
U.S. president George Bush
heralded the war in the Persian
Gulf as, "The war against the most
ancient enemy of the human spirit:
Hannah Kassis pointed out
that the purpose ofthe war in the
Gulf kept shifting. It was unclear
to Kassis whether the purpose of
the war was to "liberate Kuwait,"
to "rid the region of Saddam
Hussein," or, rather, something
According to Kassis, America's
so-called "just war" in the Gulf
soon began to take on religious
significance. Kassis, who teaches
Religious Studies at UBC, warned
that the war against Iraq could
also be seen as "an assault by the
West against Islam and the Third
Kassis said that Muslims may
liken the war in the Gulf to a
"crusade;" to a war waged by the
"Christian" west against Islam.
"In a sense, these feelings are
justified," said Kassis, remembering how the west allowed sanctions to run their course in South
Africa and Rhodesia, "but was not
willing to let sanctions work in the
case of Iraq." .
"My entire family is in Iraq...and we
have received no news," Riald Muslih
this obstacle, a group of Iraqi-Canadian families are in the process
of setting up an information network, said Muslih. This would require sending someone to Iraq to
lookforand sendbackinformation.
Riadh Muslih is an organizing
member of Save the Children of
the Gulf, an ad hoc group of concerned individuals which was
formed in the second week of the
war to raise relief funds for the
Red Cross and Red Crescent.
Muslih expressed his grave
concern that the general public
may have already forgotten about
Speaking candidly, Kassis
said, "The whole idea of the war
itself moved me to tears, not so
much because it was a war in the
Middle East, but because it represented a total failure of all that I
hold to be of value in our lives.
"I have no sympathy whatsoever for the Iraqi regime, or for
that matter, any ofthe tyrannical
regimes in the Middle East," said
Kassis, who then added, "Tyranny
and war degrade and dehumanize,
and no matter what is said in their
defense, both remain without merit
or justification."
Moez Bouraoi, of UBC's Muslim Students' Association felt angry at the outbreak of war; angry
at both sides of the conflict. Like
Kassis, he also criticized Saddam
Hussein, and said, "I was very angry at Saddam. He didn't believe
that the line was real and it is not
he that will suffer for his actions."
"I was totally disgusted by the
whole spectacle," said Hadani,
singer, writer and UBC student of
Arab descent. "Watching T.V. became a horrific experience, really
malignant. The experience tormented me at a level much deeper
than the rational level," she said.
Bouraoi echoe d thi s sentiment
when he said, The media emphasizes the issues the government
wants it to emphasize and overlooks those the government wants
it to overlook."
Bouraoi has accused the Canadian media of, "manipulating
its own people."
"I didn't pay a lot of attention
to the news when the war broke
out," said a cynical Bouraoi. He
explained that, because of the
media's treatment of the war,
"people will eventually forget about
Hadani felt especially alienated by the way in which Canadian society reacted to the war.
She felt alienated both by those
who supported the war andby those
who opposed it. She felt racism
directed at her, even from within
the peace movement.
"I have never really felt totally at home in Canada, and when
the war began I felt very confused,"
said Hadani. She mused, "I was
overcome by a sense of'Who am I?'
I have a Canadian passport. But
what does it really mean to be
"I despaired trying to make
sense ofthe war through rhetoric,
speech-making, demonstrations
and rational, political expression.
After spending several weeks embroiled in the peace movement, I
had to stop talking about it," she
Discouraged by the politics of
the peace movement, and outraged
by the politics of the Canadian
government, she translated her
feelings into poems. "What
emerged in my poetry, from this
sense of desperation, was the image of a lost child, an image everyone can relate to," she said.
"Everyone wants to ride on a
white donkey through the gates of
Jerusalem and be proclaimed
lis live in a more violent reality.
"We do not believe in
peace at the expense of our survival," said Saposnik.
Saposnik wholly rejects the
way in which the Palestinian issue
has been linked to the war in the
Gulfby Saddam Hussein Saposnik
was especially critical Oi Palestin-
"The war has galvanized the Jewish
community," Abby Fitch
Messiah," said visiting speaker,
Dan Schueftan, describing the "futility" of peace initiatives in the
Middle East.
Schueftan presented the keynote address during Israel weekin
late February. During Israel Week,
as the last shots were being fired,
many Jewish students took the
opportunity to voice their feelings
about the war in the Gulf.
"I don't rejoice anybody dying
but Ihave a stronger reaction when
it is people in a country which I
have an attachment to." said Abby
Fitch, of UBC's Hillel House.
On January 20, Vancouver's
Jewish community held a "Community Solidarity Meeting" at the
Schara Tzedeck Synagogue. More
than 1000 people were in attendance.
"The reaction has been very
strong. The war has galvanized
the Jewish community," said Fitch.
Fitch, among other persons of
Jewish descent, discussed their
impressions of Canadian reactions
to the war. Bruce Saposnik, who
grew up in Israel said, "I identify
with causes of the left but in this
war I have never felt more alienated by the left."
Involved with Shalom
Achshev (Peace Now), Israel's most
prominent peace movement,
Saposnik has chosen to ally himself with "peaceniks" from both
Israel and Canada.
"A large percentage of
peaceniks from North America
would call themselves pacifists, but
very few in Israel would say that
violence is never necessary," said
Saposnik, pointing out that Israe-
ian leaders, who "made a mistake"
by supporting Hussein.
"As one who supports peace
talks and the ultimate creation of
a Palestinian state, I oppose this
linkage," Saposnik asserted.
On behalf of its 200 members,
Hillel House program director Eyal
Lichtman said, "It upsets us when
there are links made between the
war and the Palestinian issue."
Feelings of outrage, alienation
and sheer helplessness have been
aroused amongst many of UBC's
Jewish students.
"Everyone would prefer to be
in Israel than here," said Lichtman,
to which Saposnik added, "I was
preparing to go to Israel when the
bombing started."
Now that the bombing has
ended, these bitter feelings linger
on. "The war may be over but the
situation isn't," concluded Abby
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Creative Writing to hire
Native writer for summer
by Raul Peschiera
During the summer, when
most students have deserted the
UBC campus, the Department of
Creative Writing will come alive.
Daniel David Moses will head a
six-week introductory creative
writing course in the second term
of this year's summer session.
Moses is a UBC graduate
with an MFA in Creative Writing
and has published one play, Coyote City, and two books of poetry,
Delicate Bodies and The White
Line. Moses is a Delaware and
was born on the Six Nations Reserve in Southern Ontario.
Apart from being an author,
Moses is also founder ofthe Committee to Re-Establish the Trickster and is a director ofthe Association for Native Development in
the Performing and Visual Arts.
Ethel Gardner, assistant director of First Nations House of
Learning said, "The entire creative writing faculty came to the
House of Learning and asked how
they could encourage First Nations students to the enroll in their
After some discussion, they
proposed the creation of a creative
writing course specifically aimed
at Native students. UBC, how
ever, frowns on courses that only
cater to one group of people and
turned down the proposition.
Though Native professors
teach in other faculties, Moses
will be the first Native person to
teach in the Department of Creative Writing. Summer students
will be fortunate to have a nationally acclaimed writer as their
To launch the course, the department will host a one- day First
Nations Creative Writing Festival
during the summer. A variety of
Native writers, including Moses,
will read from their works.
Dennis Ackland-Snow. Proctor of the Student Union Building for many
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Ontario government slow on anonymous HIV testing
by Karen Hill
TORONTO (CUP) — AIDS activists are still waiting for anonymous HIV testing centres, even
though they were supposed to open
December of last year.
Then health minister Elinor
Caplan said in May, 1990 that
several regional testing centres
were to open for a trial period by
December. However, with the
change of government, the plan
was shelved and activists are
awaiting word from NDP health
minister Evelyn Gigantes about
her plans.
Gigantes is expected to make
an announcement sometime in
April about the implementation
of a new testing policy for the
province. Currently, once a person
tests positive for HIV—the virus
thought to lead to AIDS — their
name must be reported to regional
health authorities.
This deters many people from
taking the test say AIDS activists, and anonymous testing must
be available so that more people
can be diagnosed and treated. In
Canada to date there have been
4,332 cases of AIDS diagnosed and
2,538 of these people have died,
according to the Ontario Ministry
of Health. The ministry estimates
the number of people infected with
the human immunodeficiency virus at 50,000, while cautioning
that the figure is difficult to assess.
AIDS activist Dr. Philip
Berger said he isn't expecting
much from Gigantes' upcoming
"It is going to be a non-announcement. In October, 1990
Gigantes said she supported
anonymous testing. We've heard
nothing else."
Glen Brown of AIDS Action
Now said he is more optimistic
about the upcoming plan under
the NDP.
"We are under the impression that they are moving on it.
Caplan had given several new sites
to do anonymous testing on a trial
basis only. What we might see is
something better than what we'd
see under Caplan."
Brown said centres wouldn't
be very expensive to set up and
administer. "They don't have to
be that extensive. You need to
have staff to counsel before and
after the test. Other than that,
there's not a lot of rigamarole to
go with it."
While clinics and individual
doctors are legally bound to report the names of patients who
test positive for HIV, some simply
ignore the legislation.
Berger does not report the
names of his patients who test
positive for the virus. "I strongly
support anonymous testing."
"There is a strong need because the people with the strongest chance of HIV are the least
likely to be tested because of their
fear [of reprisals]", he said.
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union strives for
by Sherryl Yeager
VICTORIA(CUP)—Strength and
tenacity are two of the inherent
traits of traditional native culture.
The University of Victoria's
Native Students Union (NSU) has
incorporated these traits into the
recent restructuring of its constitution and focus.
"What we're doing is not
radically new, if s just alittle late,"
said Bill White, president of the
NSU. He described the process as
a "re-tribalization."
Native people who survived
social and legislative oppression
from 1890 to 1951, which Chief
Dan George called "the cold winter," did so by retaining their cultural and traditional ways, said
"We were supposed to die out
by 1890. We did not and suffered
institutional attacks until 1951.
"Traditional values and philosophies allowed the people to
endure," said White.
"The point here is that the old
people have endured much more
during their time than we ever
will. Taking that experience into
context is slowly working its way
Part of this traditional culture
is an emphasis on what is best for
the group, rather than the individual. Emphasizing the positive
lessons gained from every experience is another important factor,
he said.
This is why the NSU is shifting its focus towards more collective decision making through an
expanded executive, he said.
It is also the basis for the
emphasis on helping its approximately 70 members retain their
culture within the university system.
"What we're working towards
is that process where we can leave
here with our sense of values intact," said Kim Recalma- Clutesi,
an NSU executive.
"One of the major things we
face is not the university itself, itis
the value structure we must work
within. If we are good students
here, we no longer belong or fit in
our own community.
"Here we are taught to criticize, to be competitive, to look out
for ourselves at all costs. Those are
not the values we live with in our
communities," she said.
"We need to be here to learn
skills, but we need to be incredibly
careful not to take the extra baggage home with us. We can not
assume our knowledge is more
important than the experience of
our own people."
There are 20 different aboriginal groups represented in the
NSU, from Metis, Tsimshian,
Kuagilth, Nuu-chah-nulth to Coast
Salish. While this seems diverse,
White and Recalma-Clutesi stress
cultural ties are stronger than several small angry groups.
Natives have contact with the
common traditional threads found
in song and dance, contact with
the old people, and language, all of
which reinforce tribal values, said
Recalma- Clutesi.
These values include respect
for the old people, respect for other
individuals, cooperation, sharing,
and responsibility to the group.
The shift towards cultural
values does not mean members of
the NSU have abandoned political
activism, she said.
Many native students are politically active within their own
communities, rather than on campus.
"Political activism must have
its root in our own communities, so
we can be accountable to our own
"I think the NSU has done
more to change (UVic)
administration's attitude in the
last two years than before.
"Itis important to work within
the system to improve the university for native students but it is up
to us as well."
One ofthe ways native people
can return to retaining the traditional in a contemporary setting is
through renewed respect between
the sexes, said White.
"With acculturation and anger
came the loss ofthe feminist voice
within the community. The power
of the women and that balance
between men and women must be
Recalma-Clutesi said operating within a traditional framework
allows the group to internally police itself, because everyone's feelings must be taken into account.
"It is a departure from those
who find it easier to whine, protest,
call everything racist carte
blanche," said White.
This departure echoes tradition.
White said the elders feel "if
you are angry, abusive, mouthy,
and whine, then you are not a good
person for our people. We can't
count on you to help us think
straight." Recalma-Clutesi agreed.
"What you do when you think
like that is you block the path of
"This kind of thinking has
made the land claims and questions
hard to deal with in the past years,
because it has kept us single
The present generation of
native students is only the second
one exposed to the university experience.
"The people from each of our
communities see our trip here as
temporary. We are expected to
return, and what we gain here is to
help out when we get back," said
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GST prevents libraries from
obtaining new books, magazines
by Rick Hiebert
not be able to get some new books
or magazines at your campus library—not because your library
doesn't want them, but because
the federal Goods and Services Tax
has made them impossible to get.
Since the tax was launched in
January, foreign suppliers and
publishers of books and magazines
have begun to refuse to send their
materials to Canadians who want
to order them because ofthe hassle
of paying or collecting the GST in
order to get them through custom s.
Libraries at Canadian colleges
and universities are being
broadsided by the effects of the
new tax, according to Ernie Ingles,
director of the University of
Alberta's libraries and president
of the Canadian Library Association.
"There seems to be a systematic censorship creeping in because
ofthe GST. There are vendors that
are refusing to do business in
Canada because of the inconvenience and red tape that the GST
is demanding of them," Ingles said.
"It's not overt government
censorship, but if s censorship in
that it will become harder or impossible to get books or magazines
because of where they come from."
The GST for imported publications can be collected in two
ways—either the supplier of the
books pays the GST in advance of
the shipment or the receiver ofthe
material pays the GST themselves
at the customs office.
The latter can be problematic
for a library. For example, the
University of British Columbia library system is paying the GST on
its imports twice—once to the foreign publishers who charge it on
invoices and once to UBC's customs
broker, who has to pay the GST
before material is let into Canada.
They're currently appealing to
Revenue Canada to fix this mistake.
"Unfortunately, most of these
subscriptions were prepaid for,
before the imposition of the GST,
so we're paying GST on something
that we've already bought. It
boggles the mind," said Nadine
Baldwin ofthe UBC Library serials division.
Jean-Pierre Roy, public relations official for Revenue Canada,
saidthetaxationauthorityis doing
its best to ensure that any problems
in the collection of the GST are
fixed. Yet, although the federal
government has just made yoghurt
importable without paying GST at
the border, foreign publishers
aren't going to get any breaks.
"To say that U.S. or foreign
publishers should get a deal on
GST collection or procedure would
be really unfair to Canadian publishers," Roy said. "What Revenue
Canada does is administer the
GST. Any problems as far as the
original legislation itself is a Department of Finance issue."
Libraries are beginning to get
letters from American and European publishers and suppliers
telling them not to send orders
anymore because ofthe GST.
The British distributor May
and May Limited wrote to the UBC
Library, after twenty years of
sending material to the campus,
that it "can no longer accept orders
from libraries in Canada."
"We are sorry to have to take
this step but we are sure you will
understand that it arises directly
from the actions of your own gov-
ernment," the distributors wrote.
AU.S. supplier of Slavic books
wrote the University of Alberta
library that Canada was "the only
country in the world (so far as we
are aware) that requires the sender
to pay tax to send books into a
Ingles said the GST was
causing publishers, who traditionally have low profit margins and
depend on volume sales to survive,
to decide that sales to Canada are
not worth the added cost, red tape
and bureaucracy.
He added that libraries are
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also concerned about the cut that
the GST has caused in library purchasing budgets.
"We are supposed to get information for students and scholars," said Gayle Garlock of the
University of Toronto library ordering department, "The government is only handicapping the
Canadian post-secondary education system through restricting
access to knowledge by this tax."
Garlock added that although
the UofT libraries are prepaying
the GST on their orders, it has
encountered delays in getting
material across the border. Also,
publishers are beginning to refuse
to send material to them.
"We've gotten some letters, but
we anticipate a lot more coming
in," he said. "Some are polite and
some are much less polite."
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Photographs clockwise :
Jean Chretien - Don Mah
Jenny Jack speaking about the atrocity at Oka - Don Mah
Wreck art in Wreck Beach - Mike Coury
Oh ...Yebo!! - Paul Thomson
Traditions being passed down from one generation to the
next at Keremeos Pow-Wow - David Loh Swee Tatt
Forcible removal of squatter by ERT- Rebecca Bishop
Storm The Wall - John Manis
In pillory to decry the actions ofthe Chinese Government
to charge students of June 4 massacre - David Loh
Keremeos children on a break from dances - David Loh
An eagle in captivity - Don Mah
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outside Lower Mainland
UFO's gave Vander Zap political advice
High flying
Tourist photo captures UFO above Fantasy Gardens on its way to rendezvous with Vander Zap.
By Slim Jaywalker
Staff Reporter
An ongoing investigation by The Provincial Enquirer
has revealed that alien spacecraft regularly landed at
Premier Bill Vander Zap's Fantasy Gardens complex in
Richmond and held secret talks with the Premier.
The aliens said they were Romulans from the Andromeda galaxy and they would visit thePremier "at
least once a month," according to an unnamed source at
Fantasy Gardens.
The source said the aliens were attracted to Richmond
because of its abundance of golf courses (golf balls are
an essential part of their diet) and because they like to
freak out air traffic controllers by buzzing the tower at
nearby Vancouver International Airport.
Vander Zap met the Romulans by chance in a Burger
King drive-thru lane in early 1983, just after his unsuccessful run for the Mayor's chair in the 1982
Vancouver civic elections. The aliens told Vander Zap
where he had gone wrong and offered to help him in
future political campaigns.
To make their future meetings more discreet, Vander
Zap decided to build Fantasy Gardens—replete with a
homing beacon for the aliens built into the windmill.
Imageplayedakeyrolein the 1986 provincial election
campaign and Vander Zap was thought to be an optimist
for answering reporters questions with the single word
'Taaantastic." In fact, Vander Zap was using the English
derivative of the Rom ulan word for "what do you think,
Sadly for Vander Zap, things went downhill when he
started to ignore the aliens advice. By the time he
realized his error and tried to make up with the Romulans,
it was too late. The aliens' had found a new diversion to
which they devoted countless hours—trying to pick
winning numbers in Lotto 6-49.
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Good Mourning
Ill's an evening of hot licks for Surreyites as Me-
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8 pm, fights in the parking lot 7:30. For reservations in
intensive care, call Vancouver General at 555-0666.
TONIGHT'S TV PICK: You gotta like the Canucks
on TV tonight on TSN (CH. 23, 8:30 pm). They're
playing the Toronto Maple Laughs in a struggle for world
supremacy. Yawn. *
Or maybe you're into Scungethorpe Revisited, the
multigazillion part British miniseries on PBS about a
family of Welsh coal miners who are attempting to drink
themselves to death. Move thecoat hanger on your toaster
so you can pick up channel 9 at 9:30 pm.
Peet Manhandlebridge moonlights on The Peter
Manhandlebridge Show at 3 am on channel 12. Lots of
interviewees talking about The Helsinki formula	
TODAY IN HISTORY: In April 1950, the big story in The
Provincial Enquirer was an expose of a "RED CELL" at the
University of British Columbia.
We fingered Pierre "Red" Burpin as the leader of the
commies at UBC. Editor of THE UBYSSEY, he was raising
suspicion by reprinting the entire works of Trotsky in the paper.
"It's part of our mandate to serve the basic interests of the
students," Red said.
We promised a report on UBYSSEY reporter Jean "Dick"
Turnip's foreign jaunt to interview Fidel Castro, but we never
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UBC president Dr. Rabid
Strangelove, who is coming
under fire for his plans to sell
students to Japan, is 66.6.
Provincial Enquirer editorial
page editor Karen Swill is 53.
That pesky enemy of goodness everywhere, Lucifer, is
2,453,897 today.
Hot MC Dead Robingstun is
93 today and still as spry as ever
following his hip replacement.
Exactly 2 years ago today was
the last time The Provincial
Enquirer had a sharp front page
colour photo.
Today is the 13th anniversary
of a landmark in Vancouver
history—the last time I had hair
on the top of my head.
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Rich need more money
Wednesday, April 3,1991
By Ig Noranus
Staff Reporter	
The wealthy are simply not disgustingly wealthy enough, according
to a prominent rich rights activist.
Mrs. Lucinda T. Snozzwanger, of
the Snozzwanger Sausage Empire,
was spokesperson for a group of 300
wealthy persons who took part in a
spontaneous limousine parade and
wealth flaunt as part of "Rich Rights
Week" celebrations in Vancouver.
"What with the social programs of
the left-wing liberals, and this silly
recession, it's getting so one can net
only three or four million a day," Mrs.
Snozzwanger said. 'This is entirely
Mrs. Snozzwanger heads Rich
People Everywhere, a highly profitable organization devoted to cutting
social services, fostering corporate
raiding, and nurturing free trade. Her
organization plans "Buy-ins" in Ottawa,
Toronto, Winnipeg, and Moose Jaw.
In other areas of the province, premier Bill Vander Zap took an F-18
flight across the north-west regions
of BC, paying for the ride out of his
"I Own BC" budget The Premier
took special care to buzz disputed
Gitksan Wet'suwet'en tribal lands.
"I haven't done anything wrong.
I'm simply a very wealthy man, trying to show the world my plight, and
gain support for the cause: The mass
accumulation of money for a few
hundred people in this province."
A massive bitch-in for the rich is
scheduled later in the week at
MacMillan Bloedel headquarters,
with a special fly-past and salute by
Robin Leach.
Point Grey
Animal Kingdom
New UBC Theme Park will include Animal Land where your children can frolic with wild
untamed carnivorous animals. UBC President Diamond Dave said having the public
meet the wild animals will be a big saving on food costs for the beasts.
UBC becomes Theme Park
By Mickey Mouse
Staff Reporter	
Free ride scholarship has taken
on a whole new meaning at the
University of British Columbia.
The entire campus, including
Pacific Spirit Park, is going to be
turned into an amusement park.
And the B.C. government's
"Superhost" program will be a required course for all students hoping to graduate from UBC.
"It's part of our ongoing plan to
make the campus more accessible
to the community and more profitable for us," said UBC president
David Strangway at a noon-hour
press conference yesterday.
"Besides what else are we going to
do with all those little maggots (students) anyway. About the only education they'll get is down on Wreck
Beach, learning how to roll joints."
Like Disney World in Florida, the
campus will be divided into various
- The engineering and science
buildings will become
Tomorrowland: rides will include
"Intergalatic Xenophobia" where
earthlings can blast away at space
aliens of all shapes and sizes.
- The forestry, geography and geology buildings will become
Frontierland, where visitors can find
out why earthlings will blast away
space aliens of all shapes and sizes in
the future—namely that earth will
no longer be worth fighting over.
- The arts, commerce and education buildings will become Never-
fucking-ever-land where a miniature
world of peace, love and harmony
will be erected.
- Main Library will become the
enchanted castle, the centre-piece of
Fantasyland, where students will actually go to snooze and learn important things like how to open a beer
bottle with your eye-socket, have
library-sex, and fill out UIC forms.
- Sedgewick's "Aloha Deck" will
become a freak-show, the SUB will
be nuked, the Pit will be nuked
twice, the Cyclotron will be turned
into a nuclear-powered merry-go-
round, and War Memorial, the
Aquatic Centre and Osborne Gym
will sort of be forgotten.
"Those white people are even
crazier than I thought," said
Musqueam hereditary-chief William Screwed-By-The-Govern-
ment-Again. "Now I know why
their legal system doesn't make
any sense."
And AMS president Barf
Simpson (copyright 1991) said
"Don't look at me. This is what
you get for electing a cartoon character."
BC's Bible-Belt Bullies
Batter Bill
On Sunday, a crowd of cross
Cranbrook Christians corralled the
previously popular and plucky Premier andproceeded to poke and prod
him profusely. They were furious at
his failure to forestall the Fantasy
Gardens finacial fiasco. "A bunch of
bad Britiss Columbians don't ruin
the barrel, but oh!" vented a vindictive Vander Zap. RCMP reluctantly
rounded up the reprehensible rapscallions.
Skytrain Hires Psychic
B.C. Transit Officials have hired a
psychic to assist in predicting the
times and locations of future Skytrain
breakdowns, transit spokesperson
Joseph Blow announced yesterday.
Madame Angelique O'Hastings will
be working closely with Skytrain
operators to pinpoint breakdowns
before they occur, enabling technicians to avert problems "or at least
be on the scene to fix things up."
Madame O'Hastings, a Riverview
native, was employed in a previous
life by Napoleon Bonaparte, but was
laid off after Waterloo. "He just
didn't seem to need my services
anymore," she said. Madame
O'Hastings, suitably attired in ablue
and red tailored suit with matching
hat and shoes, spoke to a number of
Skytrain cars at Broadway Station
yesterday afternoon, and later read
Metrotown Station's tarot cards.
When asked what she foresaw, Madame O'Hastings was cryptic.
"Snow. Snow and rush hour. It isn't
quite clear to me yet."
The New McCarthyism
The real reason that Premier Vander
Zap was forced to resign is because
he was previously a communist,
said Social Credit MLA Grace
McCarthy at a press conference
yesterday. "When we found out
about his previous party membership, we had to kick him out,"
McCarthy explained. When pressed
for details, McCarthy admitted, "he
was never actually a communist,
but he did take communion once.
That's close enough, isn't it?"
Does Canadian beer
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Do you pick your
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Cyclists a subtle swerve
The coming of spring means different
things to Lower Mainlanders, but to a
growing number of drivers it means the
return of those pesky bicyclists.
These grimy two-wheeled eco-fas-
cists are nuisances not only on the
roads, but they' ve also ruined many a
commuter's day by changing their
smelly clothes at the office.
Lately my mailbag has been over-
beast found
in cyclotron
By Keith Brazier
Staff Reporter
A two-headed, dragon-like horny
beast was found trapped inside the
cyclotron at the University of British
Columbia early Monday morning.
Physicists believe that B.C. Premier Bill Blunder Zalm and UBC
President David Strangle-Way were
accidently trapped and zapped in the
cyclotron during a Passover Friday
tour of the university grounds following an announcement that UBC
would become an amusement park
and brewery.
A press conference was called after
many failed attempts by TRIUMPH
technicians to dislodge the hulking
mutant beast.
"Our new hindquarters will be
here," seethed one of the horny
beast's heads who prefers to be
known as Strangone. "It will be just
delicious as soon as we crank the
heat up a few thousand degrees
"We'll also have to build a commemorative worship altar..." agreed
the other amazing head known as
Vander Beast /'...that converts into a
snack bar and student Bar-B-Que..."
Photos of the beast are currently
unavailable due to flame and heat
damage to photography equipment.
flowing with complaints from those
of you who are tired of always being
expected to watch out for these
pipsqueaks concerned only about
where their next slurpee is coming
"When I'm stuck in traffic trying to
get home, it really pisses me off to
have one of those cretins pass by,"
writes E.P. in North Vancouver.
"What ever happened to that path
along the sea wall?"
It's true, more and more bikes are
invading the streets, and we have our
friends at City Hall to thank for this
fiasco. Your intrepid reporter has
learned of the pro-bike lobbying by a
certain alderperson known for his taste
in those skimpy black shorts!
It's time motorists reclaim the
streets that our tax dollars pay for—
buses are fine for poor people, but
that's about all the clutter we want.
Barky is sick
Critically ill Pit Bull barfs up socks of Whalley burn-out
(which would make anyone sick).
All it will take are a few subtle, well-
directed swerves to make everyone's
commute a little easier.
Keep me informed of any of your
ongoing efforts to stem this trend
towards utter confusion on Our roads.
If we don't do something now, more
than just a few of us will be comparing Vancouver to "world class" cities
like Beijing and Jakarta.
for new liver
By Oblivious Snot
Surrey Bureau
A perky little pup is whimpering
for your help.
Barky, an eight month old Pit Bull
puppy, needs a new liver.
Barky's owner, Surrey woman
Donna Ratbag, says the little fella is
in danger of losing his life as a result
of an infection he picked up after
disembowelling an alcoholic mailman.
"One day he was ripping off legs,
the next, he was lying on his little
binkie," Ratbag said, accidentally
violating the Provincial Enquirer rule
against using more than one syllable
in words in a quote.
"I tossed him a couple of Whalley
bus loop burnouts, but he just whimpered. I don't know what to do."
Barky's master, 8-year-old Volare
Ratbag, said "I wanna look at Barky
kill again. I bought him a chew cat,
but he just ripped off its tail. Barky is
Angus McHaggis of the Surrey
SPCA said they were trying to help.
"We're looking for spare parts for
the wee bugger, but it's kinda hard.
We be needin' help."
Readers with extra pet livers can
call the Provincial Enquirer Pup Parts
Hot Line at 555-0354.
A war only an Elvis impersonator could stop
always a volatile mixture of right-
wing politics and high-performance
vehicles, has dropped into the depths
of chaos.
For years, "Honest" Ed McKitka
ruled through a tenuous alliance between used-car salesmen and a wing
of militant monster-truck fanatics.
But in a municipality where auto-
parts are gold, the monster-truckers
broke away and, in a surprise dawn
attack, secured all but one of the massive Scott Road salvage complexes.
of East Vancouver hotel-owners.
A "green-line" separating the two
sides was put in place, and is policed
by a group of well-meaning but ineffective West End liberals. The rocket
attacks have continued daily, especially around "Felix Salvage"— the
last remaining auto wrecker held by
the regime.
And in a combat situation, peasants
and reporters alike, must put up with
rnany hardships. They say truth is the first
casualty of war, room service is next
As I sat in my hotel room overlooking the King Qeorge Highway,
watching the denizens rip off yet another car stereo, I realized I had one of
two options. Either die of thirst or
make a beer run.
Any whereelse, this wouldnothave
been a problem. But this is Surrey on
a Saturday night To reach the liquor
store, I would have to run a gauntlet of
teenaged drunks, buskers playing
country music on ukeleles, and roving packs of Brownies—known to
kill for loose change.
But first I would have to cross the
Rockets bursting overhead, I made
a dash for the curbside. Then, believing the coast was clear, I stepped out
onto the road. I was met, however, by
the glare of high beams and the staccato of machine gun fire. The gravel-
truck drivers were in a hostile mood.
Only a split second from certain
death, I dove out of the way. I was
alive, but had bruised my fingy. I
didn't move for an hour. Then a hand
reached down and grabbed my arm.
"Don't worry son, you'll be okay,"
a voice said.
I looked up to see what looked like
an Elvis impersonator.
"You're lucky to be alive though.
Most don' t make it past the front desk,
especially without tipping."
Suddenly I noticed the absence of
explosions, gun-fire, squealing tires
and heavy metal music. "Is it over?" I
"You bet," said Elvis.
How was peace restored? I learned
later that Elvis impersonators, regarded with almost religious awe
throughout Surrey's fractured society, had mediated a peace settlement
between the warring factions.
As I looked up at the neon flamingo
flickering in the dawn sky, I began to
sing softly—"you ain't nothin' but a
hound dog." r
The Provincial f*f<urer
Wednesday, April 3,1991
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A Seven-Eleven Newspaper, published at the whim of Horrific Press in that building you see on the bus with the naked people out-front.
B.C. good
These are troubled times for B.C., with
a recession, a decline in the logging
industry and the resignation of former
Premier Bill Vander Zalm. But thank goodness
for spring and thank goodness we live in the
West, where the climate is mild and flowers are
in bloom.
Only a week ago,
our fellow Canadi- our fellow Canadians... in Toronto ans (and we use that
woke up to a snow
term loosely because
B.C. is a distinct society and the break-
mmimmmmmmWknmM»»»»WmWm up of the federation
is imminent) in Toronto woke up to a snow
A recent survey found that nearly one in three
Canadians would rather live in B.C. than anywhere else in Canada if they had their choice.
Another recent survey supported our claim as
one of the most desirable places to live while
three out of four citizens of the world said they
would rather live in Vancouver than anyplace
else, vaulting us to a world class standing. And
no wonder. With the cherry blossoms in bloom
(but only on the West Side of the Vancouver)
and the rains of spring cleansing our pristine
and unique province, we should take pride in
the magnificent beauty that surrounds us.
Sure, there's famine in Ethiopia and India
and Pakistan are on a path toward nuclear war,
but don't let the naysayers spoil your day.
In these trying times we should try to remember those immortal words, spoken by an immortal British Columbian: This land is our land, this
land is our land from the Rocky Mountains to
Vancouver Island, from Fort Nelson to the
Strait of Georgia, this land was made for you
and me.
War is bad
War is not a good thing.
It's a really, really bad thing. War is not very
nice at all.
People die in wars. Things blow up. War
usually involves destruction, devastation, and
These are not peaceful, happy or productive
It might be a good idea if there weren't any
more wars, ever.
Although, sometimes they can be justified a
little bit.
But in general, war is not a good thing,
Fighting fungal
I am shocked and appalled at how little is
done to prevent fungal toenail-rot. It is high
time that a comprehensive education and prevention program be funded by the provincial
government in order to prevent the dementia-
inducing effects of this horrendous disease.
Few people are aware that once the fungus has
been contracted, it can spread to the brain in
literally minutes, causing excessive pomposity,
delusions of grandeur and ego haemorrhage.
Few are also aware that many of our very own
high-ranking public officials suffer from this
devastating disease.
Lillian Vander Zap
Bill is a great guy
We are shocked and appalled at the media
conspiracy to attack our fine Premier, Bill
Vander Zalm. He's really a lovely man and we
hate to see him resign because of the irresponsible coverage that appears in papers like the
Provincial. Furthermore, we will burn any publications that have anything negative to say
about this fine man.
Stu Pid
N.O. Brain
Dear sir,
I'm shocked and appalled that as a highly
trained CF-18 pilot I had only a few chances to
do my job in the Middle East. After years of
anticipation I was a tad miffed that during the
conflict I only had the opportunity to kill so few
Iraqis. They say that the truth is the first casualty
in war but in this case I think we can safely say
that it was the Iraqis. Hoooeeeyy boy we really
kicked their ass. I'm proud to have served my
country in such fine fashion.
Crispin "Biggies" Biggs
Satan defended
I was shocked and appalled after thinking
about your editorial attempting to attack the
provincial government and our leader Bill
Vander Zap ("How Come You Never See the
Prince of Darkness and Bill Vander Zap at the
Same Time?" Feb. 23).
After having the editorial reac to me, I must
ask—don't you owe Satan an apology for associating him with Mr. Vander Zap? Unless you
apologize, I shall stop stealing The Provincial
Enquirer from my neighbour's doorstep.
Anton LaVey
Young Satanists of UBC
Fun with styrofoam
You know that packing material made out of
styrofoam? The kind that looks like popcorn
and feels really neat when you squish it between
your fingers? I like to collect until I get a lot of
it, stick as much of it as I can up my nose and
then make the rest of it into crowns and necklaces for the neighbourhood kids. Then we
spray-paint them different colours and use them
in neighbourhood plays. And when we're done
playing, we just throw them away into Burrard
Inlet so the ducks can play with them and slick
them up their nostrils too.
David Strangway
Equal time for men!
I am shocked and appalled that your newspaper, while printing the ads of female exotic
dancers doesn't allow male exotic dancers to
strut their stuff. Don't men have the right to be
treated like slabs of meat too?
Peter Kornnuts
Don't forget our
phone number
We're Shocked & Appalled. We appreciate
all the free advertising we've been getting in the
letters section of the Provincial, but could you
please include our phone number in the future?
Jonathan Shocked,
Gregory Appalled
Shocked & Appalled,
Letters will not be considered/or publication
if they cause our letters editor to break out
laughing. The editor reserves the right to edit
your letter to make you look stupider than you
actually are. ProVineial
April 3,1991
Page 6
Peter Pan: Editor
By Tee Vee Toobhed
Sports Reporter
It's going to be an exciting time for television
viewers over the next few weeks! In a surprise
move, the producers of Twin Peaks announced
that Gary (Peter Horton) from thirtysomething
would become a regular on their show.
One of the show's producers David Lynch
said, "I'm a big fan of thirtysomething and
when Gary died, I just knew I had to have him
on my show. In fact I may even use him in my
next movie instead of Kyle."
Lynch also hinted that he might move location shooting for Twin Peaks from Washington
to British Columbia. He stated the reason as
being an attempt to emulate the impressive
production values and atmosphere that
MacGyver achieves by filming in Vancouver.
"If I can get Twin Peaks to look half as good
as MacGyver I'll be happy, besides the coffee
and donuts are cheaper in Vancouver."
In the event that Twin Peaks is not renewed
for next season, Lynch isn't worried. "I have a
verbal agreement with the producer of
thirtysomething, Ed Zwick." If Twin Peaks is
notrenewed, Zwick has agreed to allow most of
the cast members of Twin Peaks to make guest
appearances on thirtysomething in dream sequences that will be directed by Lynch.
However, Lynch has not given up on Twin
Peaks just yet "I have a plan to improve the
ratings that can't fail," he stated. That plan will
feature professional wrestlers, puppets, and a
guest appearance by MC Hammer in upcoming
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Dyke daughter deadly deviant
Dear Katty,
Recently some of of my daughter's
activities have caused me some sleepless nights. After being awakened, yet
again, on a Saturday morning by the
departing roar of a motorcycle driven
by a rather large leather-clad woman
by the name of "Thumper," Betty, my
daughter, (names have been changed
to protect the innocent) informed me
that she would like to be called "Bete."
She also mentioned she wanted a motorcycle licence. She has recently
started wearingaleatherjacketand has
also cut her hah-very short I think it is
very unattractive and unf erninine. The
posters of Madonna and Harley
Davidson motorcycles on her wall have
also caused concern within the household. We are a good Christian family
and want to support her, but we are at
a loss as to what we can do. How can
we help our daughter?
Disturbed and concerned.
Dear Disturbed,
As you are from a Christian background, I could recommend a local
support group called The Missionary
Position for Proper Upright Sexual
Orientation. It sounds like your
daughter just needs a degree of aversion therapy to cure her obviously
unholy and unsavoury desires. As a
concerned mother I would ask myself what exactly I had done wrong
to raise a child of such abhorrent
proclivities. The sanest solution to
your problem is to have your daughter shot at dawn by afew stout Surrey
men so that her disgusting ideology
does not contaminate the rest of the
Dear Katty,
Of late I have noticed that some of
my so-called friends have stopped
dropping around or even calling me.
Initially I thought I had done some
thing to offend them but the other
day I overheard my neighbours discussing my new lover in the most
unflattering of terms. They even went
so far as to say that she smelled and
that the sanitation department should
be called in to neutralize her offensive odour. I was outraged! How
could people be so heartless and
prejudicial? Since I came across her,
my life has been filled with many
new, exciting experiences. I have,
for the first time, heard the call of the
wild. I have tried to integrate my
friends into our romance but they all
recoil at the invitation. I even tried
taking her around to their houses, to
force them to recognise her as an
important addition to my life. Of
course, getting the bloated, rotting
carcass of a Kenyan Wildebeest into
a Festiva was not easy but with the
aid of my trusty Husqvarna I managed it.
Am I wrong to want to introduce
my new paramour to my friends? I
don' t want to have to choose between
her and them. Please help me. Our
time together is rapidly deteriorating.
Yours in Desecration,
British Properties, West Van.
Dear Desecration,
It's so nice to hear from someone
so obviously in love. It makes such a
nice change from dealing with the
problems of the sexually
dysfunctional and perverts. Bestial
necrophilia is a much maligned form
of behaviour and as you so eloquently
say, a source of great joy, comfort
and solace for many people. It is
misunderstood by those people who
are too frightened to explore the realm
of inter-species romances. Don't let
these puritanical prudes put you off!
You must follow your heart. Your
true friends will come around eventually and you can ignore those rank
Philistines who cannot appreciate the
high nature of your emotions. But
bodies, as you no doubt know, do
have a distinct perfume and in the
summertime, around bar-b-que season, some of your neighbours may
have a legitimate complaint. If you
intend to preserve this relationship,
or others in the future you should
invest in a walk-in freezer. While it
may be a little less animated, not
only will this keep your love alive.but
it will also keep the flies down. SCORES
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April 3,1991
Page 7
Browning joins Canucks
By Jim Nasium
Sports Reporter
The Vancouver Canucks unveiled
their secret weapon for the upcoming
playoff series with the Los Angeles
Kings—three time world figure skating champion Kurt Browning.
Seeking to become Canada's an
swer to Bo Jackson by excelling in
two sports, Browning signed with the
Canucks last month and has been
working out with their IHL farm team
in Milwaukee since returning from
the world figure skating championships. Browning practised with the
Canucks for the first time yesterday.
"Kurt has always done well in the
artistic categories in Figure skating
and Arthur [Canucks chairman Griffin] thought he would be able add
some much needed creativity to our
offence," said Canucks superboss Pat
Browning impressed his new
Beaten again
Canuck goaltender Troy Gambler doesa somersault as
the puck bounces out of the net following yet another
Kurt Browning goal in practice yesterday.
teammates in practice with his dazzling array of moves.
"He come in on basketass
[defenceman JirkeLummy] and all of
a sudden he does one of them triple-
axle-toe-loop things in mid air. S ucked
him right out of his shorts," said
Canuck captain Trevor Lindros.
"When he did a high speed spin in
the slot I had no idea where the puck
was going to come from," said
goaltender Troy Gambler, who was
victimized for seven Browning goals
in the one hour practice. "The skates
he wears are kinda weird and when
he's skating, he puts his whole butt
into it which looks pretty funny. He
can play though."
For his part, Browning is trying to
adjust to playing as part of a team
instead of as a one man show.
"After doi ig the Diet Coke ad I
realized that athletes make a lot of
money in other sports so I got an
agent and told him to get me on the
gravy train," Browning said. "The
biggest challenge for me right now is
to play as pan of a team and not to let
my winning attitude be affected by
the Canucks' losing tradition."
Wheelwalker's return
will sell a lot of books
Last week the Canucks made the playoffs
when Geoff Courtnall scored in overtime to
ensure Vancouver's inclusion in the NHL's annual post-season party.
I was given a pair of tickets to the game by my
editor and, after scalping them for a considerable sum, I retired to my den to watch the
climactic battle in the Smythe turtle derby on my
satellite-fed T.V.
The game was a little slow in the early going
so I started channel hopping and found a sports-
cast from somewhere in the Excited States announcing that former B.C. Lion running back
Cleatus Emmett Wheelwalker was coming out
of retirement.
The news brought back a flood of memories
from the time I helped write Wheelwalker's
autobiography (Random House, $29.95).
Wheelwalker was one of the greatest athletes to
ever play in the CFL and it was a shock to see his
career in the NFL end so abruptly in that tragic
collision between his motorcycle and a freight
train (chapter 7). Wheelwalker's incredible
shiftiness was unmatched on the gridiron and
brought about favourable comparisons to hockey
great Wayne Gutsky, who I also wrote a book
about (Doubleday, $19.95).
Even   though   Gutsky's   book   outsold
Wheelwalker's, I still have a special spot in my bank
account for old number 13. Wheelwalker was the
last of a breed, the athlete who was willing to
abandon his lucrative U.S. college career in order to
make his living in dollars that came across the table
instead of under it (chapter 5).
In fact, while working on my latest book about
Canadian curling great Butts Whossit (McGraw
Hill, $24.95), I was struck by the similarities between college football kick-backs and the money
breweries pay top Eskimo bowlers to have the
curlers wear their brand's logo on their curling
sweaters during televised bonspeils (or whatever
they are called).
I hope Wheelwalker does well in his comeback
and Butts and I will be rooting for him while we are
signing copies ofthe book at Duffy's bookstore (on
Kingsway) this Thursday between 12 and 3 p.m.
you attend a sporting event at B.C.
Place Stadium this summer you will
have more to choose from than the
usual beer or cider. Stadium management has announced that they have
added highballs such as screwdrivers, rye and cokes, and scotch and
sodas to their menu. Management
was quick to add that quality would
not be compromised by the changes,
saying that drinks would be watery,
warm and overpriced—just like the
beer and cider.
nadian Professional Golf Association
announced that starting in 1992, all
CPGA tour events would be played
on Lower Mainland golf courses.Tour
officials said that the Vancouver area
has one of the heaviest concentrations of golf courses in the world and
that the CPGA would use that as a
means to cut down on travel costs.
Tour events will rotate between Richmond, Delta, Vancouver, Surrey and
WRESTLING: The Surrey High
School Wrestling Association has
adopted a new way to settle ties in
wrestling matches. Bowing to public
pressure, Surrey wrestlers will now
settle disputes with acage match. The
SHSWA will follow WWF rules for
cage matches and will supply biased
TITLE: North Surrey Senior Secondary is this year's high school
monster truck champions. North Surrey edged out teams from throughout
the B.C. interior at the provincial
championships held last weekend at
B.C. Place Stadium. The North Surrey team won despite a lack of financial support from the Surrey school
district. Instead, all funding for the
team was raised by students selling
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Group Bookings
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Once upon a Very Late Night
by Cheryl Niamath
One afternoon, Rebecca Bishop and
Michael Booth were walking through
the woods when they came across
Matthew Johnson wandering aimlessly.
"I've lost Don Mah," he said.
"Will you help me find him?"
"Well askEla3ineGriffith,"said
Rebecca, and they went on their way.
The elves David Loh and Tamara
Shand followed silently, lurking in
the underbrush.
Soon they all came to the gingerbread house where Yukie Kura-
hashi lived, and found Martin Chester in a candy cane cage out back.
Kathryn Weiler found a key for the
cage while Yggy King nibbled on the
house. Nadene Rehnby tried out a
spell she foundin Yukie's Magic Book
which turned John Newlans into a
toad (whom Sophia Harris promptly
kissed, breaking the spell and creating Johanna Wickie).
"We're forgetting Don," whined
M.Maenling, so they plodded on. All
of a sudden Franka Cordua Von
Specht popped out of a puff of smoke,
bringing Nicole Sandinsky with her.
"Whateveryou do, don't ask Paul
Thompson," they warned, waving
their magic wands and transforming
them selves into Lucho Van Isschott.
Knightess in Shining Armour
Sam Green swooshed by on her
handsome steed David Papineau.
"I'm off to rescue Paul Dayson from
the evil wizard Raul Peschiera!" she
"What about Don?" said the
Other Matthew (Martin). "And
Ela3ine!" said Holly Longdale. Carol
Hui pulled a poison apple from her
pocket andofferedit to ColinMaycock
who wisely refused, passing it on to
George Oliver who only ate the green
Theyoungdragon Mark Nielsen
crawled out of his cave to see where
all the noise was coming from, and
singed the fuzz-balls off Effie Pow's
sweater. Paul Abbott crept out from
under his toadstool and granted Leah
Postman three wishes. "I'll have
Lydia Cheng, Quinn Harris and a
purple duck," she said.
"What about Don?" asked Carla
Maftechuck. "And Ela3ine!" said
Fiona Buss. Victor Chew Wong's
pocket watch struck midnight,
Stefania Shortt turned into a pumpkin and Gwen Parker raced home,
leaving a glass slipper for Willem
Mass to ponder. Graham Cameron's
foot was too big, and David Chivo's
foot was too small, so Christina Chen
suggested just making a keychain,
which Matt Clark immediately
"I think we're forgetting the
whole point of this outting," said
Chung Wong. "Think of Don," said
Liz Stephanson. "AndEla3ine," said
Mike Coury.
Wicked witch Brenda Wong flew
over the group on her broomstick,
faithful black cat Eric Seselja in tow,
picking up Roger Kanns and Niko
Flem mi ng and taki ng them hom e for
dinner. "Take Evie Wehrhahn instead," shouted Sharon Lindores.
"She's sweeter." But the witch was
gone and so were Ted Wright and
GregDavis, who were snatched away
by goblins when no one was looking.
Out ofthe mist walked Ela3ine
Griffith, carrying Andrew Epsteinin
a basket full of golden eggs. "Where's
Don?" asked Christa Greentree, by
this time quite frantic. "The Very
Evil and Nasty Troll Wayne King
has him," said Ela3ine.
Rob Koo nominated Coreena
McBurnie to kill the Troll, but John
Manis wondered how politically correct that would be. "Why don't we
just ask nicely?" said Cheryl
Finally Laurie Newell took
matters into her own hands and
snuck under the Troll's bridge, rescuing Don while Rob Reid and Jason
Robertson distracted the Troll by
tossing Mike Roman back and forth.
"Well, what do we do now?"
asked JohanThornton. "I don't know
about the rest of you," said Warren
Whyte, "but I've had enough." "How
about The End?" said Ian Birtles.
"The End it is," said Helen Wil-
The llbyssmals in action on a Very Late Night
All staffers: come to The
Ubyssey Banquet April 12
at St. Mark's College.
Phone The Ubyssey for
more details.
Come and
write for The
starting the
first week of
"ALL TIME, GOOD TIME FAIR" presents a "SALUTE TO MUSIC" in 1991 (Aug. 16 ■ Sept. 2)
The P.N.E. is about to begin its annual recruitment drive for Fairtime employees. The
job opportunities are vast and varied, including ticket sellers, patrol, hosts/hostesses,
waiters/waitresses, ground maintenance, pet and poultry, tour train conductors/
drivers and many more. There are over 1,500 positions waiting to be filled, ranging
from $7.06 to $10.16 /hour.
If you would like to join in the fun, please apply in person at our JOB FAIR, where a
listing of positions together with pay rates will be available:
Thursday, May 9,1991 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, May 10,1991 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 11,1991 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
April 3,1991 V#tftfG    VtStQMS    PHQTQGR8PHV    PROJECT
Young Vision is a completely
new program to The Ubyssey, and
as far as we know, completely new
to any student newspaper in
Canada. The purpose is to put
cameras into the hands of children,
so that we may get their perspective of the world.
Less than two weeks ago, The
Ubyssey photography department
gave point-and-shoot cameras to
six children from the Jericho Hill
School for the Deaf. They were
then told to take pictures of
whatever pleased them, and they
did just that. What you see on this
page is an accumulation of their
Special thanks go to Konica
Canada for donating six EFP-20
cameras. As well, The Ubyssey
photography department is indebted to the staff and students of
the Jericho Hill School for the Deaf.
With their devotion, time and energy, Young Visions has been made
possible. These six young photographers have every reason to be
Photo Coordinator: Don Mah
Contributors: Rebecca Bishop,
Effie Pow, Chung Wong, Paul
Thomson, David Loh.
Photo by Melanie Jaggers, Age 10
Photo by Gordon Gill, Age 8
Photo by Neil Holulx>ck, Age 9
Cameras for young Visions
supplied ty IQpnica Canada.
Photo by Sharon Lee, Age 8
Photo by Glen Parrish, Age 11
Photo by Debbie Han, Age 11
April 3,1991
Carlos Galindo: Musical scientist
by Fiona Buss
Carlos Galindo is a Phd
candidate in animal
ecology at UBC, with
a special interest in conservation. In Mexico, he collected
data on mice for his thesis,
but his scientific interests
include all mammals with a
special interest in deer. As a
hobby he plays with the
Vancouver-based band
Ancient Cultures.
Playing Latin American
music is a diversion, a source
of inspiration and the "cheapest ticket back home." Home
for Carlos is Mexico. Growing
up in Mexico City, he lived
north ofthe South American
political upheavals of that
time, but not too far north to
be touched by its music as it
drifted northward for safety.
Folk music became
popular in Chile and Argentina in the 1960s, with
musicians like Violeta Parra
and Victor Jara, in Chile, and
Atahualpa Yupanqui in Argentina.
At that time those countries
had left-leaning governments. In
Argentina the president, Salvador
Allende, supported popular culture
and singer Victor Jara was a
minister of culture. The Chilean
copper mines, which supported the
economy, were nationalized by
Allende and were then taken over
by the United States. Allende was
eventually assassinated.
In 1973, Augusto Pinochet
was able to claim power with a
military coup. There were strong
consequences for folk musicians
because ofthe 'subversive' political
messages their songs contained.
Jara had his hands cut off before
he was killed. Other musicians
took heed from his gruesome fate
and either stayed away from their
home countries or got away
quickly. Many went to Mexico and
played their music in exile.
Carlos heard this music in
penas, centres for Latin American
folk music. We can find
recordings of Violeta Parra or
Victor Jara in the Wilson
Recording Library.
The band is strongly
influenced in terms of instru
ments and musical background of
folk music, he says, but is better
described as "the new Chilean
song" or "the new Cuban song,"
or, more broadly, "the new Latin
American song."
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Ancient Cultures celebrates
and remembers Latin American
culture. Carlos feels they are
ambassadors for Latin America
because of this.
When they play for English-
speaking audiences, their
musical choices are influenced
by language barriers. They
choose songs for that express
messages non-verbally.
Things have changed in
South American countries, and
folk musicians can return quite
safely. Like everywhere else,
however, North American
culture has been strongly
influential. The radio plays rock
and roll. Folk music is only
heard through the universities
or in penas.
Carlos wants to work in
ecological conservation and play
music in these countries. After
graduation he may just do that.
In 1980, he came to UBC to
do his MSc and returned after
three years to do his Phd.
According to Carlos, UBC has
"one ofthe best ecological
resource units there is," even
though there has been no
increase in funding for conservation.
To him Vancouver is a small
town, but he is impressed with
the heterogeneity of people and
their diverse cultural backgrounds. Yet he feels it is
dangerous when the diversity is
undermined by racism and
cultural richness is ignored.
Ancient Cultures will be
back at La Quena on April 27
and will perform at the
Children's Festival at Vanier
Park in May. They are working
on a CD scheduled for release in
September to coincide with a
possible concert at the Playhouse Theatre.
Revolution in
Pango Pango
Maximum of Pango Pango declared
yesterday that the little villagers
were no longer allowed to live in
the Yoghurt Factory. This outraged
all the villagers (who don't like
being oppressed) so much that they
all went to Axiom's castle and
hanged him. Not satisfied, they
went to the Diamond Emperor
Spherical and demanded that he
collect their taxes next year. He
refused, upon which he was burned
in effigy. The little villagers went
on to the recently ousted Chief-
Master-of-All-That-Is, Venn Diagram, and spat in his face. In their
final strategic move, the little villagers took control of the entire
island and plan to rule it forever
from their command post in the reacquired Yoghurt Factory.
April 3,1991 THEMIS
Long live Pasolini, long live revolutionary art
by Harold Gravelsins
Theatre is not the way to
make your millions.
Alternative theatre
people know this better than
most. The smaller your audience,
the more you need non-economic
aspirations to keep you going.
Some of these aspirations
might be reknown (if not in the
mainstream then at least among
the alternative crowd), the desire
for personal expression, the
quest for authenticity, the urge
to communicate some sort of
truth, and the desire for social
Speaking in Tongues
Vancouver Little Theatre
Until April 20
Pink Ink's latest show leaves
me wondering how long this
theatre group can hold out solely
on the basis of idealistic zeal. I
saw Speaking in Tongues last
Saturday in an audience of about
a dozen people. With attendance
limited to these numbers, the
current production will result in
a lot of red ink.
Speaking in Tongues deals
with the final days of Italian
film-maker Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Pasolini used the cinema to
criticize/offend the establishment
and to vindicate the proletariat.
To ensure that his politics were
understood, he wrote in a
newspaper column that Italy in
the 1970s was running on a
course parallel to the rise of
fascism 40 years earlier.
If a tragic fate is assumed to
be one measure of an artist's
authenticity in exposing and
confronting the untruths and
injustices of his or her society,
then Pasolini's stature should be
immense. Pink Ink's reason for
staging the play seems to be to
pay homage to the sacrifice made
by Pasolini on behalf of progressive art and politics.
The script offers us glimpses
of Pasolini directing his last film,
partying, hanging out with
friends, sparring with a petty
bureaucrat, and being a respectful son. All of this takes place as
the clock runs out on his life.
For a play on the artist as
revolutionary, there is surprisingly little "political" content.
The most engaging political
dialogue in the play transpires
when a student accuses Pasolini
of abandoning concern for the
proletariat. Even here, we get
little more than dogma and a
sterile notion of political correctness.
Vital questions on Pasolini's
art and politics concern what led
up to his break with conventional
artistic purposes and techniques.
All this must be taken for
granted or ignored in a script
that focuses on Pasolini's final
hours. His conflict with other
artists and their political choices
would also be more interesting
than his falling into disfavour
with aesthetic and political
Pink Ink shows Pasolini's
voice being extinguished as a
result of his private sexual
passions rather than as the
outcome of his artistic or political
dissent. We see him dying at the
hands of a psychopathic male
The play insinuates that the
state had an interest in silencing
a loud critic. The point is trivial.
The Pasolini of Speaking in
Tongues preempts the possibility
of artistic/political martyrdom by
inviting the pathetic and
senseless manner in which he
met his demise.
In putting on this play, Pink
Ink will have made a considerable
sacrifice in box office receipts not
for any higher purpose but simply
because this is the wrong script
with which to honour the proletarian artist's struggle. What is
needed is a script that makes the
most of Pasolini's life rather than
his death.
For everyone's sake, I hope
Pink Ink's next offering has more
mass appeal.
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Passolini (Russell J. Roberts, left) and his passion (Todd Dulmage). Pink ink shows the
filmmaker dying for sex, not art or politics.
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by Eli J. Martin
Kevin Drager's
untitled show is
a collection of
fifteen colossal canvases.
All the paintings represent
the emotions and ideas of
the artist that he attempts
to resolve in visual expression. Often the result is a
work of confusion.
Kevin Drager
AMS Art Gallery
until April 5
For Drager, confusion
on the canvas is a valid
product of a painting
process which involves
disorder. "I want my art to
move people, to create a
utopia of love and also a
world of hate, confusion;
why not?'
For the observer, these
huge paintings, in bright
colours wrought with
power, are intimidating.
"Feel fear, interest, whatever; go
with it. I want these images to
imprint on your brain and affect
your thoughts."
Drager's intensity is such
that the painting becomes an
integral part of his life. He
claims that like a dream of
prophecy, one of his paintings
predicted true events.
Many ofthe titles would
seem to have social, political and
religious implications but
the artist claims that he is
not passing judgment. The
Taxman features a four-
foot long ambiguous figure
on a flat green background. Drager calls the
figure an alien—alone,
outcast and a parasite.
Two other works which
represent Jesus Christ
hang near a corner and on
an opposite wall respectively. The latter is
untitled despite its obvious
Christ image.
Denying the conventional aesthetics and
indulging in the process of
creation, Drager takes
risks with his compositions. He was visited by a
professor when other
students complained that
his studio space was too
messy to bear. Drager
replied that the mess is
where his art comes from.
Drager creates iconic
figures which tap into a
collective unconcious. The cavelike images "date back to
primitive and barbaric tendencies" which all of us share and
can be reminded of.
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April 3,1991 You become
the trickster
"I also sought out
stories from my life,
my imagination and
my history that contained an element of
the universal."
—author Lee Maracle
by Effie Pow
Lee Maracle's new book,
Sojourner's Truth,
fictionalizes what is
very real. Some readers may
wonder how some stories that
sound so autobiographical can be
fiction. Understanding the
Maracle's stories means you
become the trickster.
Sojourner's Truth
& Other Stories
Lee Maracle
Press Gang Publishers
Some ofthe stories may be
puzzling to readers used to
European traditions of writing.
Maracle's writing does not
conform to typical short story
structures: plot, single metaphor,
and conclusion.
Maracle's themes are also
distinct; she writes about
external and internal racism,
memory, strength, and desire.
Her characters Bertha,
Maggie, and Charlie (also titles
of stories) are Natives affected by
European systems. Bertha is an
old woman working in a cannery
who sees her alcoholic life repeat
itself in a young co-worker and
remorses the loss of her Native
roots. Maggie and Charlie are
young Natives whose lives are
shortened because they do not
adapt to the Roman Catholic
education system imposed on
In the touching story called
Yin Chin, Maracle writes about
racial alienation and her own
internalized racism. She
describes her memory as a child
watching out for 'Chinamen' on
Powell Street who steal kids and
wonders how many grandparents
teach their grandchildren to fear
old Chinese men.
The title story, Sojourner's
Truth, is told from the perspective of a dead man who has just
left his miserable life on Earth.
The man learns that heaven is
the sky, and in heaven, one can
only look at life through the
honest eyes ofthe soul: "I yearn
for the agony of guilt to absolve
me. I fall over in a foolish
prostrate position of remorse, but
guilt does not come."
Concentrated with physical
description and personal qualities, Sojourner's Truth and the
12 other short stories, successfully draw the reader in as
Maracle promises.
Unforgettable Speech
fey Chung Wong
A second in time—that's all
it took.
like previous years, almost
every Oscar speech this year was
not unique. Steven Okazaki's
address for Best Documentary
Short (Days of Waiting) was no
exception. That is, until his last
Just one word—his final
one—calls for a complete
re-examination of his whole
Okazaki arrives on stage
like the other
plastic knights:
in a tuxedo and
coated in gel.
His manner
and speech
shows immense respect for his
family, his crew and especially,
his audience; he smiles humbly
all the time. But when his speech
nears its end, his breathing
increases rapidly and his head
becomes more weighted toward
the ground.
He pays tribute to a Japanese colleague who "devoted her
entire life fighting one
thing...racism." In a flash of a
second Okazaki's smile turns to
desperation as he utters the last
word facing the ground. Immediately after, he clutches his Oscar
and runs off the stage.
Had Okazaki said something
against the grain? One could feel
the audience cringe in unison—
we are not racists. And they had
support; everyone was famous.
That leaves an eternal
question. If racism exists, then
who are the racists?
Historically, we know one
thing clearly: it will be up to the
whites in power to decide
whether or not such a question
be asked, let alone answered.
Let us not fool ourselves;
people of colour have never been
the ultimate decision-makers in
white-controlled societies.
This is the situation of
Asians and First Nations People
in Canada. Today, it is more
acceptable to
shout about
against Jews
and Blacks;
whites have
seen the Holocaust, the KKK and
apartheid and from these
horrors, they were finally
convinced something was wrong.
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convince them of racism against
other races? The enslavement of
Chinese coolies, the Japanese
internment camp and rock
throwing at Mohawks—not even
these are enough for one simple
reason. The culprits are in our
own society.
Okazaki should be commended for his bravery at the
Academy Awards. Speaking
directly to a predominantly
white audience who controls his
vocation, the producer was
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Land claims
Re:Destroying Ancient Culture "Remarkably Civilized"
I find your concept of rights
flawed. You state that rights, like
all moral concepts, are "human
conventions designed for the purpose of regulating social life."
There are rights that arise
from the social contract; however,
there also exist rights that are
independent of human conventions, They are moral rights.
Although you find no conventional right exists to support
native landclaims there isamoral
right. Natives, like other individuals, have the moral right to
determine their own future. They
have been alienated from this
right. The right of self determination places a duty of non-interference on the part of non-
natives. It also gives rise to the
means of securing this right.
You do not address the basic
right of self determination.
Rather you rely upon promoting
the greatest happiness for the
greatest number.
In your scheme rights exist
only when the right promotes "our
mutual well-being" or the "overall well-being."
Who constitutes "our?" How
much of society is "overall?" How
is "well being" calculated? Is there
a "well being meter?" Do you have
to ask every individual if their
well being has been increased or
decreased and add the pluses and
You fear native claims for
political soveriegnty could aggravate other conflicts in the
Canadian state. A right to political sovereignty exists independent of other conflicts. The impetus a native claim generates
for similar claims from other
groups does not alter the validity
of that claim.
Granting native stewardship
of land would set a valuable global example, not an unfortunate
one. It would show the global
village that Canada has the moral
conviction to admit thier mistakes
and redress the injustice. You try
to obscure the issue of injustice
by asking how far back must we
go (50 years? 100 years?) to establish a valid claim and by questioning the genetic purity of natives.
Putting this attempt aside,
it is obvious that the natives occupied portions of this land and
had established a distinct culture. We displaced them from
their land and destroyed their
way oflife. This is the issue, not
how far back we should go to
establish a valid claim or genetic
purity of natives.
It is interesting that you dismiss the historical claim for the
transfer of land yet you find history a convenient foundation for
maintaining the status quo.
You assert the global situation now is not analogous to the
situation in the past. However,
you fail to realize when non-natives took over North America
the native population was uprooted and alienated from their
life style, this has not changed
and will not change if we are to
follow your morality.
Regardless of historical
similarities and differences, you
believe the take-over of North
America was justified because it
produced more good than harm.
If it could be demonstrated that a
foreign power's take-over of North
America today produced more
good than harm it would be morally rightinyour scheme. Further,
North Americans, specifically
you, would have ne claim to political soveriegnty. Remember the
"overall well being" is increased.
The major theme of your ar
ticle is based on ensuring "our mutual well being." Destroying a
people's way oflife and preventing
them from controlling their future
has clearly made "a terribly good
life for most," including you, in
The conquest of North America
alienated the natives' "basic rights
and opportunites for a good life."
Land claims are an attempt to rectify this injustice.
A reasonable morality, Mr.
Preinsperg, does not justify oppressing a cultural group for the
benefit of a conquering majority.
As my grade four teacher told me,
"do unto others as you would have
them do unto you."
Sean White
No pretentious degree
Don't fuck with
the language
With regard to your Women's
Issue (March 8,1991), I was disappointed to see all words with the
letters MAN and MEN altered to
(supposedly) reflect a feminist
stance. I am a feminist. I have
nothing but praise for the efforts
by feminists, over the years, to
make language female-inclusive:
replacing the word "policeman"
with police officer; "chairman,"
with chair or chairperson; "man"
(when referring to men and women)
with people; and so on. Women
need to be included in their own
language, a language which has
helped to keep them excluded and
oppressed. However, there i s nothing inherently filthy or obnoxious
about the the words "man" and
"men." Nor, I might emphasize,
are those combinations of letters
to be avoided either. In your cartoon on page 7, the artist would
seem to find the use of the word
"MANdate" sexist. In MANy cases,
those three letters do not represent a reference to the male ofthe
human species at all. In the case of
the word "mandate," MAN refers
to the Latin word manus (i.e.,
"hand"). Similarly it is pointless to
change the word MANocottie to
PERSONcotti since the use of letters M-A-N indicates the use ofthe
hand in the making of that pasta.
I could go on, but it seems
MANifestly unncessary.
Please stop trivializing the
women's movement and feminism
by resorting to these petty assaults,
borne of ignorance, on inoffensive
language. There are many instances where language should be
altered in order to include and
recognize women, so let's concentrate upon truly sexist and
exlusionary language (as well as
Janet Purkis
Faculty of Education Staff
Jorj is a hero,
Congratulations to Jorj
McWhinnie. He deserves respect
for his willingness to actually speak
out and take a stand on issues that
concern UBC students, as his letter in the Ubyssey (March 1 - Isn't
this redundant?) indicates.
"year of failedreferendums, wasted
student money, and a student's
council that won't take a stand on
anything?" No, damn it! Hasn't
UBC had enough complacent student politicians.
Yes, I think UBC has had more
than its share. But don't blame
the student politicians - blame
yourselves. Yes you and you and
you. Get off your ass and exercise
yourrighttovote. Votesomeonein
who will actually work hard.
The choice is yours: vote...or
don't complain.
Chris Eisner
Candidate for Arts AMS Rep
WomEn mad about
WomYn's issue
Thank you, womyn of the
Ubyssey, for censoring us out of
the Ubyssey Women's Issue. We
compiled the Stats on WOMEN,
not Wimmin, and added to it our
own feelings on why so few women
enter dentistry and architecture
in favor of anthropology and art
history. But somehow this perspective got left out. I guess you
thought that some women's opinions are not as valid or suitable for
print as others. Are only Womyn
free to write without censorship?
And then there's something
we heard that one of the editors
said on another issue: "We don't do
this (The Ubyssey) for the students,
we do it for ourselves." Great attitude for anewspaper editor to have.
You make it hard for us to resist
stockpiling and burning every issue that comes out. (And we're
both Ubyssey staffers.)
Evie Wehrhahn
Chem Eng 4
Christa Greentree
Mech Eng 2
Think for yourself,
I do not embarrass easily.
However I was recently asked by a
prominent downtown executive if
that "horrible student newspaper"
is still being published at UBC. I
said "What???" The person went
on to discuss our campus newspaper, The Ubyssey. After listening
to the comments, I was embar-
rassedbecause I realized that what
was said was absolutely true. The
paper is a piece of shit.
Now some of you might think
I am being overly judgemental.
But think about it. What is a campus newspaper supposed to be? It
is supposed to represent the views
and opinions ofthe students ofthe
whole university~not a group of
narrow-monded, egotistical,
homophobic pinheads. Where are
articles that are of interest to all
students such as:
1. unopinionated stories about a
diverse range of campus activities
and events;
2. discussions with unique and
interesting students and professors; and
3. what students can do to make
university life easier?
If the Engineers' Undergraduate Society can get "banned"
by virtue of their record of publications, how can we justify a
campus-wide newspaper that on
its front page uses the words
"...cock, fxck, and cxnt?" (March
19,1991). (Yes, Ihave taken these
words out of context, but the point
is still valid). Further, some cartoons that appear next to the editorial column in the paper tend to
be quite amusing. However, in the
same issue, we see our university
president, Dr. Strangway, portrayed as a fascist pig. When was
the plagiarism? How can we expect him to listen to the students
views on such issues as tuition
increases or cutting down trees on
campus when he can open The
Ubyssey and see himself portrayed
in such a derogatory and hate-
inducing way?
I recognize and support the
freedom of speech. I object, however, to contributing part of my
AMS fees, to the type of newspaper that we receive twice a week.
This is not a responsible, univer-
sity-concious newspaper. It is a
disgrace. I would not even line my
pet bird's cage with it.
Trevor Hughes
Commerce 4
April 3,1991 Blah, blah, blah...     Women don't have
I decided to write this.
Between the lines you can sometimes read, but not here.
Some feel that clothing can go out
of style.
These seats are boring.
Bags and knapsacks can go on
desks, under seats, on seats, or
beside seats.
Black shoes are connected to black
pants by black socks.
Not everyone here is paying attention to the teacher.
Guess who got his hair cut?
This ceiling contains many holes.
Some books contain many words.
Shiny objects can be quite reflective.
Commas can be used for many
different purposes.
Coffee cups can also hold tea.
Some students always sit in the
same seat.
Butter and margarine look similar.
I am losing weight.
Windows, though clear, distort the
A. Koestler may be famous, as her
or his name is written on the
Colour has a U in it.
I am constantly amazed by airplanes.
This is the most I have written in
an English 201 class all year.
I have no money in the left front
pocket of my jeans.
Essays may be typed or written.
When posters are ripped down
staples sometimes remain in the
Usually seconds pass much faster
than minutes.
Dave Waterfall says I should send
this to The Ubyssey.
I have breathed much oxygen.
Gord Withers
Arts 2
How do you make
a headline for this
without making it
longer than the
letter? You don't
Regarding Keith Lockitch's
letter in the March 12th issue of
The Ubyssey: Um...I hate you.
Jonathan Orr
President ofthe Hate Filled
Intellectuals Club
Arts 4
One is not amused
In both substance and form
your little tabloid never ceases to
amuse and entertain. Recent issues contain glaring errors in the
use of language, and the March
15th issue is no exception. At one
point, the Supreme Court of
Canadais reduced to the "supreme
court of Canada." In another article, we learn that the grad students "had went" so far as to discuss a certain issue. These examples are mildly amusing, but
your pathetic lack of basic language skills was most hilariously
evidenced a few weeks ago in a
sublimely ironic editorial defending the decision to reprint a controversial safe sex article for the
Muse. You wax eloquent on the
virtues of free speech and the need
to allow fledgling journalists to
hone their editorial skills by
choosing the content of The
Ubyssey unimpeded by outside
influence. You rail against those
who have "the gaul" to think otherwise. "THE GAUL?!"My friend,
in my opinion your career in journalism is stillborn. Perhaps you
should leave the really big issues
to others and return to primary
school for remedial language
courses. Sadly, it appears that the
educational system has failedyou.
Best of luck in the future.
Derek Jonson
Law 1
to be alone
I was very impressed by the
extensive article on sexual assault
by Nadene Rehnby "No Longer Silenced..." She discusses what
women can dofor themselves when
faced in a helpless situation such
as rape. Exposing the rapist
through excellent organizations
like VRR and WAVAW emphasizes
the notion that the victim is never
alone. I understand that fear and
alienation because a couple of years
ago, I was raped by a man I had
been seeing for a couple of weeks.
Not only did that crisis shatter my
naive outlook on men as being our
"protectors", but I was also appalled by how extremely ignorant
people were about rape. One friend
told me that it was not rape because he was my boyfriend. "Besides," she said, "what were you
doingin his apartment alone? You
basically asked for it." Through
private counselling, I found that
the above notions were false. Rape
does not have to occur in a dark
alley by a complete stranger. In
fact, rape can happen to anyone at
anytime, and, even more frightening, a rapist can be your boyfriend, co-worker, best friend,
family relative, and even your
husband. The ignorance lies in the
misconception of what the term
"rape" really means. Rape is forc-
iblymakingsomeonehave sexwith
you through verbal and/or physical
violence. Any time (including
during sex) the woman says "no!"
or "stop!" or attempts to physically push him away, and she is
ignored, this is rape. Rehnby writes
that "Eighty-five per cent of men
who rape insist that what they did
was not rape. And men continue to
believe that we wanted it or that
we asked for it." Of course they
don't call itrape! Why should these
men—who are usually our acquaintances—be coined with such
an ugly and hideous term as "rapist"? Because it is an ugly and
hideous act that is punishable by
One of the first reactions a
rape victim feels afterwards is
alienation. For those of you who
are suffering, let me tell you that
you are definitely not alone. Clinics and organizations in Vancouver
like VRR and WAVAW will support
you and inform you of what you
can do. Seeing a counsellor makes
a world of a difference because it
will help lessen the pain by talking
to someone who understands. It is
never too late to find help because
nobody needs to go through this
English 3
Dik Miller talks
about BoG
Good news (for the politically
correct of you, anyway)! The UBC
Administration (read: Dr.
Strangway) has no intention of
doing anything about the "Gay
Men's Guide to Safe Sex" that appeared in The Ubyssey the other
week, and has caused so much controversy and argument in the rest
ofthe country. It would only further
inflame the issue, he said. That
was about the most exciting thing
to come up at the Board of Governors meeting held last Thursday
(March 21).
Some other things that did
follow. Parking rates will be going
up again, to $.25/hr in B-lot, and
proportionally as much elsewhere.
Don't bitch too much, though. If s
still ahelluvalot cheaper than U of
T. On a better note, rates in residence will, on average, be going up
at rates far less than inflation (1 to
2%, for the most part), except in
Acadia Park, where increases will
be much larger (around 10%). And
the news is that the only new student housing on campus soon will
be the Ritsumeikan? UBC House
construction, to be completed in
the next year and a bit, which will
house only 200 students (100 from
UBC and 100 from Japan). The
further 850 needed should appear
sometime before the turn of the
century (whichisn't all thatfar off,
Margaret North, an instructor in Geography, made a last
minute attempt to convince the
Board to save the three trees that
will be destroyed by the construction ofthe First Nations House of
Learning. They, and four others
that will be moved, are part of an
active teaching aboretorium, and
are rare specimens not native to
the area. Despite her valiant attempt, it's unlikely that anything
can be changed. The FNHL is part
ofthe $46 million in construction
currently underway or soon to be
at UBC.
UBC is a step closer to having
a University-sponsored ombudsoffice, just like almost every other
university in the country. There is
now also a Sustainable Development Research Institute established on campus, to look at environmental issues in a global context. Planning for library expansion is underway. Look for a new
online catalogue in the next couple
of years. And C. Lynn Smith is the
new Dean of Law, completing a
multi-year replacement of many
deans and department heads, including those of Science, Arts,
Medicine, about half of the Arts
departments, and Botany.
Fascinating (No really, they
were. No BS) presentations by Dr.
Smith from the new National
Centre of Excellence Biotechnology Lab, Dr. Grace from English,
Dr. Brimacombe from the Advanced Materials Research Centre, Dr. Slaymaker from the above
mentioned Sustainable Development Institute, Mr. Murray from
University-industry liason, and Dr.
Bresler from Health Sciences were
given. If you want to know more
come and ask us.
"Us" are Wendy King and
Derek Miller, student Board of
Governors reps. You elected us is
February. (Remember?). Drop by
and see us in SUB 262, or give us a
call at 822-6101 (don't you hate
those new numbers?). We can help
you out with University issues of
all kinds, and besides, we're lonely
and we like visitors.
Derek Miller
BoG Rep
Dear Janet
An open letter to Janet Kinsey:
1 agree with some points in
your Perspective article (The
Ubyssey March 27), but there are
a few with which I don't. You said
that you found some of the comments in the women's issue offensive, and that the concept of a
"wimmin's" issue got your back up.
I admit that a few of the articles
were irrelevant to me personally,
some of the ideas challenged my
own, and I felt that more could be
said in places, but I think there is
still a need for a women's (and a
homosexuals') issue. Rather than
"(separating) women's life experiences from men's" and so "(perpetuating) pre-existing conflicts,"
these issues remind us that there
is still discrimination, misunderstanding, and a need to reexamine
our basic values.
How basic? Let's take one of
the natures of the beast—the
separation of people, in our psychology, into 'us' and 'them'. One of
the foundations of the low social
position o f women is the traditional
identification by men of themselves
as the 'one', or 'our' side (team,
tribe, nation...), and ofthe women
as the 'other', the opposing side. If
we continue to talk only about equal
payfor equal work and so forth, we
are trying to treat the symptoms
without looking at the causes.
I couldn't agree more about
the underwire bras ("if you don't
like it, don't wear!"), and the need
for women and men to overcome
their trepidation in speaking out
in class, and that man-bashing is
no more enlightened than women
bashing. But feminism is not man-
bashing, and vice versa. You asked
us feminists to let you know if you
pissed us off: for my part no. Your
article did get me thinking harder
about my own point of vie w, though,
which is exactly what I hope the
special issues if The Ubyssey will
continue to do for me.
Yvette Taillefer
Fermat's last
People writing letters to the
Ubyssey are making them shorter
and shorter. I have discovered a
truly marvellous proof to this
theorem; however, this letter is too
short to contain it.
Johan Thornton
Engineering 0
In the most recent issue ofthe
Resident, UBC's family housing
community paper, an article appeared urging that residents of
family housing report those
neighbours whom they believe to
be the negligent parents of latchkey kids to the Ministry of Social
Services and Housing. I have heard
a lot of talk in response to this
article and I must say I am also
quite disappointed. As I understand it, the job responsibilities of
the authors of this article are to
identify the needed programs of
this community and initiate them.
They seem to have accurately
identified the problem of insufficient child-care facilities, but instead of establishing some sort of
community solution, they have
encouraged the sort of neighbourly
relations that seem to have been
current under the Ceaucescu regime in Romania.
Surely they could have been a
little more creative in their response than that. A community
barter-system sitting-service
might have been set up, some sort
of block parent program, or even
some small diversion ofthe funds
from their, admittedly, vitally important story and crafts programs
could have been arragned.
I am most perplexed by the
thought that this incident might
reflect the general attitude of
housingtoward the tenants. I don't
defend parental negligence, but if
childcare here is so obviously deficient, shouldn't efforts be made
to stem the cause of this sort of
behaviour rather than
criminalizing the parents and
traumatizing the families that are
obviously already under significant
duress. I hope that the housing
office will examine this situation
before the lives of any children,
parents and neighbours are
plunged into the kind of disrup-
tiveness that would follow from
the recommendations of this questionable article.
Allan J. Johnstone
Theft is theft, for
all that
Open letter to my sister and
brother "British Columbians" of
non-native ancestry:
It's wrong of us to use our law
to legitimate the theft of others'
land. Ever since we were old
enough to read history books, we've
known that this was native land.
Those of us who "own" land
knew when we "bought" or inherited is that it was hot. Do not hide
behind the excuse that the land
you "own" did not have a native
hut on it: the natives used the land
for their supply of food and other
We must take responsiblity
for our actions and learn our lessons. Stand up! Demand the government return native land. We
must do this to maintain our integrity as human beings. In the
long run, we and especially our
children will be better off because
the natives will share their land.
The current landlords do not
share the land, instead they individually profit from it. Many pillage it.
The only justification for theft
is if the thieves share more. But
our immigration policy prevents
billions of poor people from sharing
this land. The natives had no such
racist immigration policy: the)'
shared their land or we pilfered it.
John Lipscomb
MBA 1.5
THEU8YSS€Y- /21 That was the year
that was
It was a time of turmoil, where the nation
fought wars, on foreign soil and at home. It was
a time when the old and young joined hands and
marched, rallied, camped out for peace while
Scud missiles rocketed into our living rooms,
and "smart bombs" devastated a country on the
other side ofthe globe.
It was a year when First nations people stood
up for their rights, in courts (where one judge
ruled that there is no law but that ofthe crown),
and on tribal lands. With guns and blockades, or
with words, they struggled, and continue to
struggle, for recognition, and respect.
It was a time where the front pages of the
newspapers showed men in full battle gear,
armed with sub-machine guns let loose in the
streets—not in a war zone, but in Vancouver.
These 'troops' stormed a house full of unarmed
activists for housing rights.
A new tax was placed on the shoulders ofthe
populace; the GST. It was fought all the way by
the ancient ones in the senate—a true display of
fine politicking, with a world record filibuster,
shouting and tantrum throwing, and chaos in
the parliament halls. Our prime minister used
his divine rights to get special permission from
her majesty to abuse the constitution to pack the
At UBC, it was a time where students were
told that they have the privilege of paying ten
percent a year more for school over the next
three years by a man who will be around for at
least six more. While the entire country took a
rest to observe national holidays, UBC stayed
open. The students of Vanier displayed their
talents for communication, causing a national
stir with misogynist 'invitations' for women to
get sexually harassed and assaulted.
Our "Love Doctor" Kurt spewed forth drivel,
teaching us how to "Bag a babe." He has come
and gone, hopefully forever.
Our premier has been accused by a person he
appointed that he has lied and taken kickbacks,
and can't be trusted. The Hughes report told us
Mr. Vander Zalm played a "primary and dominant role in the sale of Fantasy Gardens"—a
piece of property he claimed he had no control
over. But more than that, he had used his position as premier to influence another land deal in
order to ensure the Fantasy Gardens sale, the
report said. The premier had an "apparently
sincere belief that no conflict existed so long as
the public did not find out," Hughes continued.
It has been a time where we have seen
Ontario become an NDP province, politicians
showered with macaroni as a condemnation for
starving Canada's students, and the leader of
the Liberal party bestowed with waffles for his
political positions on major issues.
It was a time where police have beaten and
killed, and abused their authority, and received
a slap on the wrist for it.
It has been a time where women have been
granted a reprieve form people trying to control
their bodies—bill C-43 is dead.
It has been a year of love and sadness,
triumph and defeat, hope and sorrow.
Photo credit:
Front page photo of men's traditional dance at the
Mission International Pow-wow by Don Mah
Ride gone,
problem not
It is great that for the
past two years the engineers
have not had a semi-clad
woman on a horse during
their Godiva Ride. However
I am not sure if they are
doing this because they all
realize that the ride is sexist.
The fact that the EUS
still sellsthebadge indicates
that there are still some
problems. Lady Godiva was
a religous woman who protested a high-tax law for
ethical reasons. The only
reason she rode naked on a
horse one day is because her
husband told her that he
would lower the taxes unless she did. Lady Godiva
was not an exhibitionist. The
Lady Godiva Ride is not
about nudist rights. It is
about sexism. It would be
great if the engineers would
tell the EUS to stop selling
the Lady Godiva Badge. I
support freedom of speech
but it is important to remember that you can't have
freedom without responsibility.
It is hard to believe that
in 1991 many people cannot
recognize sexism when it is
staring them in the face. It is
hard to believe that many
people do not understand
that sexism leads to attitudes which encourage violence towards women. For
every sexist act, for every
sexist joke, for every sex
object that is expressed and
goes unchallenged, we turn
our backs an d run away from
the Montreal women engineers who were murdered
and all the countless women
who have suffered and are
suffering from male violence.
The famous novelist Virginia
Woolf wrote metaphorically
about challenging old
hypocrises that are traditionally sexist in her work
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Three Guineas:
Take this guinea and
with it burn the college to
the ground. Set fire to old
hypocrisies...And let the
daughters of educated men
dance around the fire and
heap armful upon armful of
deadleaves upon the flames.
And let their mothers lean
from the upper windows and
cry, "Let itblaze! Let it blaze!
For we have done with this
W. Collins
Music 4
I am not white. I may be
male. I am of questionable
sexual preference. I am weak
and sickly. I am fairly stupid. I am lazy. I hate my life.
I'm not sure who I am and
I'm really embarrassed
about it.
This letter is in reply to
the views espoused by Keith
Lockitch and his group of
Objectionable Objectivists or
whatever the hell they call
themselves. My, what interesting ideas you have,
dear Mr. Lockitch. An they
are so white, er right. Of
course affirmative action and
feminism are merely expressions of the great hatred that ungrateful women
and minorities feel toward
upper class white men. And
those evil environmentalists! Imagine, trying to save
the natural world around us.
the nerve of them! Who
needs trees and clean water?
Hey, big business can pump
out oxygen and bottle water
much faster than inefficient
Mother Nature. And peace?
What a concept! Gets in the
way of proving our red-
blooded-macho-male-bonding-killing kinda stuff,
doesn't it?
My heart truly bleeds
for you Mr. Lockitch. Imagine, the poor industrialists
of the world having to subsist with only five cars, six
mansions, and two yachts!
If only I could take some of
the burden for you. All these
awful activists standing in
the way of progress. So what
exactly does your ideal life
look like, Mr. Lockitch? You
come home from a quick little
battle, wade through the
toxic waste to the front door,
come in and give your coat
and hat to the house slave,
and then, hey! there's the
wife, fresh from washing the
dishes in her high heels and
pearls. What a rosy picture.
And all of it ruined by these
damn hate-mongers! If it
wasn't for those bloody
feminists why that little
woman would still be at
home. And those stupid civil
rights leaders lost you all
that cheap labour. No chance
of killing a few people you
don't know and have no
reason to hate because ofthe
peaceniks and you can't toss
your styrofoam cup on the
grass because of the environmentalists. What next,
the gun control freaks won't
let you shoot who you like
when you like?
Why don't you openyour
eyes, Mr. Lockitch, and see
what's going on around you?
Racism and sexism are not
figments of our imagination,
nor are they expressions of
hatred or jealousy, and it is
ludicrous to think that they
are. If you think that want-
ingtohaveaclean, safe world
stands in the way of progress,
then you have a remarkably
limited vision ofthe future.
And your assertion that you
are discriminated against
because of your "superior"
qualifications so that minority quotas can be fulfilled
is asinine. Why do you think
you have those "superior"
qualifications? Because you
are somehow inherently
more intelligent and harder
working than minorities,
women, and lower class
people? Has it ever occurred
to you that you get much
greater opportunities than
most others? Pardon me for
not being too sympathetic to
the privileged. You are not
considered a racist, elitist,
snob for being a white, heterosexual, hardworking
male, Mr. Lockitch. You are
a bigot because you are a
narrow-minded, selfish,
egoist, who can't see beyond
his own limited world. What
exactly doesittake to become
an Objectivist? Is the frontal lobotomy a prerequisite,
or merely a happy bonus?
Please write again Mr.
Lockitch, and all other disciples of Ayn Rand. It is so
nice to hear from those who
are still trapped inside
Darwin's waiting room.
Pablo Bose, president,
UBC Students
"Send Keith Lockitch
and the Objectivists
into Space with
John Denver" Fund
Does the damn
ride exist
or not?
So last Tuesday it happened
agai n. The Godiva ri de. Four
days after the first rights
and freedoms forum. It
seems the engineers can express their rights and freedoms as few others can.
The freedom to drive
around Main Mall drunk.
The free dom to parade about
chanting and yelling. The
freedom to threaten bystanders. The freedom to
videotape bystander who
didn't get out ofthe way. The
freedom to burn books in
front of the library.
The right to be losers.
Vett Lloyd
Graduate Studies
ed note: This year there were two
fully-clothed engineers on a horse,
one male and one female. Books
were burned in front of the library
to protest censorship.
April 3, 1991 lillll
Lose Trew, not
Every year it is a pleasure to
read the Women's Day edition of
your newspaper. That and the issue produced by Gays and Lesbian s are probably the only two issues
which annually make the trip
home to be read thoroughly and
The March 8 edition of the
paper alerted me to a crisis which
is occurring on campus. I refer to
the article on page 4 discussing the
cuts to one-to-one counselling services at the Office for Women
Students. I am very concerned
about the effect that this cut will
haveon the women attending UBC.
As the article reveals, Trew is
confused about what it means to
"take an activist role." To be an
activist is to promote empowerment and strongly reflect the needs
and the concerns ofthe group one
is representing. That the Office for
Women Students plays an active
role in empowering and working
for the rights of women is patently
obvious as one walks through the
door. Resources that are unavailable in the library or anywhere
else on campus, are readily and
easily available here.
As a student in the Counselli ng
Psychology department, I know
that group counselling is a useful
approach for education, consciousness raising, and support,
but for particular issues women
need one-to-one counselling. In my
own case, I approached the Office
for Women Students in order to
work through the grief over the
death of my father last year. Because ofthe particular relationship
I had with my father, I knew that
a group approach would not be
suitable and I could not afford the
expense of seeking a therapist outside ofthe university. For women
who have particular problems, one-
to-one couselling is appropriate.
Groups provide aninexpensive and
inappropriate alternative.
Currently, women students
are restricted to a maximum ofthe
one appointment every two weeks.
In September, these appointments
may be further cut back. As a
counselling consumer I know that
seeing a counsellor less than once
a week is difficult for a woman in
crisis. To see a counsellor only once
a month would virtually eliminate
any growth as a result of one-to-
one sessions. If Trew wants to make
the couselling services at the Office
of Women Students useless, she
has chosen the right road.
As to Trew's views on organizational development, they are
clearly outmoded. I have spent the
past decade working in private
business as aboard member and a
developer. Successful businesses
have learned to incorporate a less
hierarchical model. Such models
encourage the input of workers
and the consumers ofthe services.
Trew's hierarchical model has been
replaced by collective and co-operative models, many of which
arose from the women's movement.
Instead of weakening the Office
for Women Students by imposing
outmoded directives from the top,
Trew has the opportunity to make
a good service better. Instead of
fighting those who have worked at
the Office for years, a good administrator wouldlisten andlearn
from their experience.
Trew's mandate seems to
centre on activating the rapid decline and eventual demise of the
Office for Women Students. If
Trew's desire were really "to create amore welcomingenvironment
for women," she would be requesting more counsellors to
shorten the waiting list for one-to-
one couselling. She would be
working with the consumers and
workers at the Office for Women
April 3,1991
Students to build on the strength
ofthe services provided rather than
cutting them back and imposing
her own political agenda on this
important service.
For this woman student, I
would rather lose Trew than the
Office for Women Students.
R. Elaine Young
MA Candidate
Counselling Psychology
Israel not bad
In a second foray, hapless
Rafeh Hulays complains he has
been "offended" and suffered an
"assassination attempt" on his
(ahem) "character." He still obscures and omits facts proving
Israel's 1967 war defensive.
Hulays neglects that after May
14 Nasser increased his divisions
in Sinai from 2 to 7, going on the
offensive. He omits Rabin's statement this was a "casus belli" to
make it appear Rabin said the reverse, and says nothing of Nasser's
blockade of Eilat.
Regarding Begin's 1982
speech, Hulays omits words to
misrepresent Begin's intentions.
Begin said it was a "war of self-
defence" after making ironic comments about Nasser's troop movements, but Hulays snips only one
paragraph from a long address to
Israeli military cadets; the words
"do not prove" are clearly ironic.
Since UN peacekeepingforces
were Nasser's guarantee against
attack by Israel, and only barrier
to attacking Israel, when he ordered the UN out his intentions
were clear. Egypt, Syria, Jordan,
Iraq outnumbered Israel in firepower 3 to 1. Nasser told fellow
Arabs (May 26), "Once we were
fully prepared we could ask the
UNEF toleave. Andis exactly what
happened." Despite Hulays' denial,
all Arab speeches quoted came from
May 14 - June 5. The Arabs never
rescinded their 1948 "state of war"
with Israel, and never ceased declaring Israel's right to exist "an
act of aggression."
Hulays' "good source," LBJ's
"Vantage Point," contradicts him
on p. 290: "After May 14, the Arabs
began to act in ways inconsistent
with preserving peace. On that date
Nasser mobilized his armedforces."
(Call number E 846 J58 1971)
Again Hulays is caught with his
pants down.
Why does Hulays apologize for
the Arab definition of "traitor?"
One man who made peace with
Israel in 1979, Egypt's Anwar
Sadat, was called "traitor"
throughout the Arab world, and
suffered assassination for it—the
real kind, not Hulays' imaginary
type. Lecturing we should "understand" Arabs (but not Israelis),
Hulays needs to take his own advice. After splicing and misrepresenting documentary sources, his
boastings about "research" and
"learning" are revealed as hot air.
Christian Champion
Lannirig's back
Mark Roberts airs false statements about the Middle East. He
admits that Menachem Begin said
that the Six-Day War "was a war of
self-defence," after noting, as no
one disputed, that Israel decided
to attack Egypt. Roberts derides
Begin's words as "bizarre non-se-
quitur" and then ascribes to Begin
a view he never held, viz. that self-
defence covers just "any" action.
Begin's logic and morals are
better than Roberts thinks. Edward Luttwack and Dan Horowitz
describe the "basic asymmetry in
the structure of forces: the Egyptians could deploy ... their large
army of long-term regulars on the
Israeli border and keep it there;
the Isrealis could only counter.. by
mobilizing reserve formations, and
reservists could not be kept in
uniform very long .. Egypt could
therefore stay on the defensive
while Israel wouldhave to attack..."
(The Isreali Army, p.212).
The key concepts are "basic
asymmetry" and "would have to
attack." As Roberts sets up a straw
man, he ignores both concepts.
Vastly outnumbered by three Arab
armies and geographically surrounded, Israel (a country smaller
than Vancouver Island) could not
stay forever on the defensive and
wait for an Arab attack. To rectify
thatasymmetry, Israel wouldhave
to strike first—no choice. Professor
Michael Walzer of Harvard writes,
"The Iraeli first strike is, I think, a
clear case of legitimate anticipation" (Just and Unjust Wars, p.85).
Roberts omits the real reason
Egypt moved arms into the Sinai:
in mid-May, the Soviets spread
lies of an impending Israeli attack
on Syria (Walzer, p.82, confirmed
by Roberts' very own source, presi
dent Lyndon Johnson in The Vantage Point, p.289).
Greg Lanning
School of Criminology, SFU
The last letter
recieved this year
On March 20, Counter Attack-
UBC held its first event to show
the consequence of drinking and
driving: a simulated motor vehicle
accident in which a drunk driver
crashes into a car, killing a passenger and seriously injuring the
other driver. Judging from the
crowd's reactions and the responses of the local media, it made
many people affirm or reaffirm
their commitment to driving only
when sober. The success in achieving this objective is due in large
part to the assistance ofthe following: the fire department; St. John's
ambulance (for their help in the
make-up); the RCMP; the coroner;
and the many actors who gave
startlingly realistic performances.
But now is not the time to sit
back, reflect, and forget about intoxicated driving. Consider these
1. In BC, $130 million is spent
yearly.and forget about legal and
insurance costs resulting from
impaired driving accidents.
2. Drinking and driving is the
direct cause of 5700 accidents and
212 deaths in BC per annum.
You can help lower these statistics by doing the following:
1. Volunteer to be a designated driver.
2. Make preparations to get
home before you go out drinking
(for example, have a friend pick up
or call a cab).
3. Make others aware of the
consequences of driving while under the influence of alchohol (or
4. Get involved and join
Counter Attack-UBC. Since the
CounterAttack programme
started in 1977, the number of
people stopped for impaired driving has dropped by half (20 per
cent to 10 per cent).
5. Don't get into a car with a
driver who been drinking or taking drugs
Please don'ttake chances with
your life or the lives of others.
Judy Quan
Who is the better
Letter to my French-speaking
Quebecois   friend,   Monsieur
Francois Richmond.
Dear future Non-Canadian,
Your letter is the most patently
offensive string of lies and unfounded criticism which I have read
in a long time, and when I say that
I am a regular reader of the
Ubyssey you will perhaps realize
just how heinous that makes your
contribution. You wrote, in "Vive
le Quebec libre" (The Ubyssey,
March 12), that "English-speaking
Canadians don'treally give adamn
for this country." Exactly how can
you back up such a wildly improbable claim? Do you feel that by
running back to Quebec with your
tail between your legs and then
shutting the door on the rest of thi s
country, that you separatism-
minded Quebecers are showing
loyalty to Canada? And then you
claim that all English-speaking
Canadians are confused as to the
meaning of "protecting" Canada,
whereas you (naturally gifted)
French speakers have the answer.
You assert that the only way WE
can think of to support this country is through military means, and
that we are either "too stupid [or
too apathetic] to notice" that
"Canadais [...] being absorbed with
ever-increasing rapidity by the giant amoeba on our southern border." I can't honestly believe that
an educated adult could possibly
accept any of this as truth. To be
honest. Mr. Richmond, it's more
amusing than upsetting. Why do
you feel such an urge to insult all
English speakers in this country?
And how is our country being "absorbed"? In what way? If you spent
less time calling us all stupid, and
more time explaining your bizarre
allegations, your letter wouldhave
been, perhaps, at least intriguing.
As it is, it is far too offensive to be
even interesting.
Your answer to the problem of
national identity facing Canada
today, Mr. Richmond, seems to involve abdicating this country in
favour of an even smaller one, one
with less power on the world scene.
Do you actually think that, if this
"giant amoeba" scenario you introduce is true, that the U.S. will
leave Quebec alone after digesting
the rest of Canada? Sure. And I bet
they'll let you keep your quaint
language and customs, too, after
they absorb you next...
I can only answer your curious
generalization about the intelligence of English speakers with a
generalization of my own: I am
quite sure that not all French Canadians are as tunnel-visioned as
you apparently are.
English-speaking Canadians
are not all stupid, Mr. Richmond,
and we do care about what happens to this country. On the other
hand, Francois, it appears that you
don't understand this, and al so that
you only care about your own
province. Well, that's fine.
Good riddance and good luck.
Jason Ford
Science 2
Imposter Grad
students criticize
I would like to respond on
Margaretta Hoek's comments in
the March 15 Ubyssey article
entitiled "EUS Forum Finishes".
The article states:
"Hoek made it clear, however,
how difficult it is to discipline a
group when established judicial
procedures are designed to handle
I came across the same problem in the 1930's and early 1940s
with certain groups in my own
(requested psuedonym)
It is becoming increasingly clear that we cannot depend on our politicians
and business leaders to provide solutions to the problems which threaten
our continued survival. Our ideas are based on false premises which have
never been questioned. In the result, we are beginning to experience
personal distress as well as global disturbance. We must change our
thinking patterns before it is too late.
As Sir Francis Bacon, the 16th century statesman and philosopher once
wrote: "Knowledge is Power." This 11 part, multi-projector programme
provides the viewer with the means by which this knowledge may be
acquired and applied to the relief of our personal estate, to the estate of
Mankind and to the profound relief of our planet.
The visual effects are accompanied by the inspiring music of the classical
masters, our Cosmic Legacy. The music of the Pythagorean Spheres fills us
with a sense of joy and wonderment; it electrifies our consciousness and
acts as a catalyst in rediscovering what has sadly been missing from our
A moving experience in itself, PYTHAGOREAN FIGURES & THE FOUR
FACES OF GOD is a personal exploration into the Lost Wisdom. This
Prisca Sapienta, once possessed by the ancients, Homo Sapiens, is now lost
from the sight of modern man. In this large screen presentation in
surround sound, the participant takes a personal voyage through Time,
Space and Consciousness.
* Pythagoras - A Guided Tour Of His School
* His Magnum Opus - The Summary Of The Great Work
* The Five Perfect Solids - Models of Nature: Man & Universe
* Harmony Of The Spheres - The Cosmic Music Of Creation
* Arcane Science - Study Of Natural Laws & Their Operation
* Henneries - Life In Perspective The Traditional Way
* Alchemy - The Process Of Transformation In Consciousness
* The Mystical Qabalah - The Wisdom Of The Ancients
* The Sacred Tarot - Revelations Of Self & Nature's Laws
* Rosicnician Philosophy - Doctrine Of Personal Enlightenment
* The Invisible School - Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen
* Plato & Aristotle - Transmitters Of The Ageless Wisdom
* Plato's Account Of Atlantis - Roadmap Of Man & Cosmos
* Sir Francis Bacon - Philosopher, Playwright, Poet & Prince
* Sir Issac Newton - The Last Magus
* The Bible - A Universe Of Arcane Science
* How This Knowledge Can Benefit Man & The Planet
7:00 pm -10:00 pm FRIDAY 24th MAY
10:00 am- 7:00 pm OR      SATURDAY 25th MAY
10:00 am- 730 pm SUNDAY 26th MAY
7:00 pm -10:00 pm
10:00 am- 7:00 pm
10:00 am- 7:30 pm
Advance tickets available at all TICKETMASTER locations or call 280-4444. Informational leaflets available at Phoenix Metaphysical Books and at
the Vancouver Planetarium. Early registration is recommended as seating is limited. The H.R. MacMillan Planetarium is located at 1100 Chestnut
Street in scenic Vanier Park. Refreshments provided and luncheons are available in the Planetarium restaurant. Ample free parking.
April 3,1991


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