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Array Rally set to fight increases
The Alma Mater Society is
planning a 1960s-like extravaganza
for its March 1 rally against tuition
fee increases.
Students will gather on Main
Mall above Sedgewick library to
listen to a rock band and watch
guerrilla theatre, then move
behind a brass band to the faculty
Sixty people turned up at the first
organizing meeting Monday for the
The organizers hired four full-
time staff to promote the rally and
set up committees to arrange
publicity, finances and speakers.
The student representative assembly voted Thursday to spend as
much as $10,000 to promote the
rally. It will precede a board of
governors meeting the same day to
decide the level of next year's
tuition fees.
Administration president Doug
Kenny has said tuition fees at UBC
will increase 25 per cent next year
for most students and as much as
40 per cent for students in
professional faculties.
The four full-time staff to
organize the rally are Randy
Trinkle, Barbara Jackson, Edith
MacKay and student senator Pam
Willis. They will be paid $650 each.
Students at Monday's organizing
meeting decided the purpose of the
rally must be to fight tuition fee
increases and education cutbacks.
They also decided to demand the
government increase funding for
post-secondary education.
"I don't see this as a problem of
just higher tuition fees," Dave
Chapman, grad student and
teaching assistant, said. "This is a
problem of education financing."
"It's impossible to deal with
tuition fees increases out of context," said Lake Sagaris, B.C.
Students' Federation spokeswoman. "Tuition fee increases are
a problem because they will limit
access to education," she said.
"We're going to bust our asses
and make sure this rally really
works," student senator Pam
Willis said.
The organizers will distribute
posters and pamphlets on campus,
she said. Campus unions and
faculty will be contacted and informed about the rally, she added,
and newspapers, and radio and
television stations will be asked to
cover the protest.
The rally organizers will print
lapel buttons and supply materials
for students to paint placards for
the rally, Willis said.
"Maybe we'll have an evening of
placard-making," she said.
"We want to bus people in from
Langara and Simon Fraser
University," Willis said. "The
rally doesn't just concern UBC
students. Many students are now
going to colleges because fees are
She said if tuition fees increase
at UBC, even more people will be
unable to attend UBC.
Willis added the rally will also
focus on other financial problems
of students. She said students
living in residence must pay large
rent   increases   and   that   less
See page 2:  '60s-STYLE
Vol. LIX, No. 49       VANCOUVER, B.C., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1977
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COUPLE SHARE VALENTINES basking in the sun outside SUB
Monday, oblivious to pressures of student life and impending
midterms.  Spring-like  scene  was  repeated  all
students   followed   Germaine   Greer's   advice.
Ontario literacy test 'too tough'
OTTAWA (CUP) — After taking an
English literacy test similar to one given to
first-year university students, 30 University
of Western Ontario professors concluded it
was too difficult.
Forty-six per cent of the 6,000 first-year
students who took a similar test last fall
under the auspices of the Council of Ontario
Universities failed the test.
But many of the professors, who along
with high school English teachers, local
school trustees, Toronto Globe and Mail
reporters and editors, volunteered to take
the test recently, argued that it was no
measure of literacy.
According to one professor, "when I saw
the results of the test given to the freshmen
students, I was shocked that literacy
standards have declined so much. But when
I saw the type of questions that are supposed
to measure literacy, I changed my mind. I
don't think this type of multiple-choice test
really tells you anything."
Ross Traub, an education professor who
helped decide what questions would be on
the test, said it was not meant to establish
the extent of student literacy.
"It tells you very little directly but if a
student did well, he is likely to be a better
reader and a better speller," he said.
The high school teachers averaged 76.1
per cent in their scores, the newspaper
people 78.3 per cent, the trustees 61.4 per
cent and the professors 71.6 per cent.
Many complained the instructions were
too complicated and said they did not have
enough time to finish the 30-minute test.
Collin Isaacs, a COU research assistant
analyzing the students' test results, said he
thought there should be more time for the
But he said the test was still in the ex-
BCSF to lead
March 10 rally
The B.C. Students' Federation will lead a
secondary and post-secondary student class
boycott March 10 to protest education
cutbacks and tuition fee increases.
The federation is also proposing a rally
the same day at Queen Elizabeth plaza to
protest what it says is ah inadequate in-
. crease in the provincial government's post-
secondary education budget this year.
"Accessibility to post-secondary
education is already limited and increased
tuition fees will only worsen the situation,"
BCSF treasurer Pam Willis said Monday.
"Increased tuition fees are part of a
larger problem, which is education cutbacks," she said.
Willis said representatives from UBC,
Simon Fraser University, Langara,
Capilano and Douglas colleges, Vancouver
Vocational Institute and, the BCSF will
speak to high school and post-secondary
students and teachers to organize the
High school students who want to get
higher education will be affected by cutbacks, Willis said. "We're aiming at the
Grade 10, 11 and 12 group," she said.
"Some people say,   'Increase  financial
Seepage 2:  BCSF
Board ignores
dean's pleas,
passes report
The UBC board of governors has endorsed
a senate report on building priorities which
came under fire from the education faculty
because of the low priority given to that
faculty's expansion.
Student board member Moe Sihota said
Monday the board voted to endorse the
report and pass it to the universities council
despite a plea from education dean John
Andrews to raise his faculty's priority.
"It was not changed at all," Sihota said of
the report. Andrews opposed the report
when it was presented to senate because
education, which had been top priority in a
previous report, was now ranked eighth.
The faculty spent a great deal of time and
money planning expansion of the faculty's
building space.
Universities Council chairman William
Armstrong said last week the council had
received the board's recommendation and
was beginning work on a five-year building
plan for B.C.'s three universities.
According to new financial arrangements
legislated last year by the Socred government, the council must make recommendations to the education minister and the
provincial treasury board before universities can borrow money to finance
university construction.
Armstrong said the five-year plan would
take several months of work by the council
before it can be passed on to the education
At the Jan. 19 senate meeting at which the
building report was introduced, Andrews
See page 3: BOG
— matt king photo
over campus as
perimental stages, and that "we are moving
into this type of testing in Ontario in a big
way and it is necessary to proceed with
He also said he is wary of coming to ;a
conclusion on the basis of just a multiple-
choice test.
When the rests of the test were released
last fall several educational experts were
decrying what they called falling student
Literacy tests have been administered in
various forms in many provinces in the last-
. few years, with results similar to the Ontario test, at a time when financial cutbacks
are made to post-secondary education
budgets while enrolment is increasing.
Many student groups have expressed
suspicions about such tests which they say
could be used to screen applicants and limit
enrolment. Page 2
Tuesday, February 15, 1977
BCSF leads March 10 rally
From page 1 person is forced into borrowing a
aid,' but I see it (by itself) as an lot of money to put himself through
oppressive band-aid solution," a   post-secondary   education,   it
Willis said. could well be a deterrent," she
"Money   is  a   deterrent.   If  a said.
*60s-style rally set
From page 1
teaching assistants may be hired
next year.
Willis said staff on campus next
year may get low wage settlements
because of the low operating
budget of the university.
The provincial government's
budget allocation to the universities fell $10 million short of the
allocation recommended by the
Universities Council.
Chapman said he is trying to
organize teaching assistants  for
the   rally   in   order   to   oppose
education cutbacks.
"A tot of teaching is done by TAs
at the university," he said. "If a lot
of TAs are cut back in total number
there will be a decrease in teaching
effectiveness," he said.
UBC president Doug Kenny has
said tution fees will increase next
year by from 25 to 40 per cent. And
the provincial government
allocation to the universities this
year is $10 million short of the
amount requested by the
Universities Council.
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University research Jin trouble7
Research at B.C.'s three
universities is in trouble because of
lack of funds, according to a report
presented this month to the
provincial government.
The report says research funding
has dropped below acceptable
levels and recommends the
provincial government put $3.27
million into university research in
The report was prepared for
education minister Pat McGeer
and economic developminister Don
Phillips   by   Montreal   professor
Roger Gaudry. Gaudry is
president of the International
Association of Universities and a
founder of the Science Council of
The report specifically
recommends that research money
should not come from the general
operating grants of the universities.
But education minister Pat
McGeer said recently research
money will have to come out of the
operating budgets because the
government does not have any
extra money.
McGeer said the Universities
Council must decide whether or not
to put aside ftioney for research
from the universities' operating
The Universities Council serves
as an intermediary between the
universities and the government. It
receives proposed budgets from
the universities, and makes a
recommendation to the provincial
government of how much money it
thinks they will need in the next
The  council  then  divides   the
provincial grant between the
This year, the provincial grant
fell short of the council's $10
million recommendation.
Council chairman William Armstrong says the universities will
barely be able to maintain their
present standards next year
because the universities grant was
too small.
"It's obvious the council has the
power to hold back money for
research if we wanted to do so,"
Armstrong said. "But since the
grant to the universities was small,
I doubt we'll hold back anything at
These two statements mean that
university research will not
receive any increase in funds this
year, at least not on a provincial
The report says university
research funding which comes
primarily from federal government bodies, has decreased in
actual dollar value over the last
five years. Funding reached its
optimum amount in 1969-70, the
report says.
See page 8: LACK
Faculty yawns
at McGeer letter
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Education minister Pat
McGeer's statement that UBC
should hold its professors to salary
increases well below Anti-Inflation
Board guidelines has met with
little concern from UBC's faculty
female roles
Most psychiatrists are sexist
because they expect their women
patients to fit into female role
stereotypes, a Vancouver psychiatric nurse said Monday.
Fran Phillips told 30 people in
SUB psychiatrists have forced
some women into mental institutions because the women did
not conform to the traditional
female role.
"To become normal, a patient is
expected to conform by wearing a
blue dress with a pink rose, then
suddenly she's OK," said Phillips.
Phillips is one of the organizers
of the Mental Patients'
Association, a program that
provides an alternative to
professional psychiatric treatment.
The association is made up of ex-
mental patients who live in seven
halfway houses in Vancouver.
. Members are allowed to decide on
their lifestyle, and decisions in the
houses are made democratically.
Phillips said most psychiatrists
dispense drugs too freely.
"Psychiatrists tend to tranquillize
women and automatically write
out prescriptions," she said.
An enormous number of women
pop valium pills for no medical
reason, and psychiatrists
prescribe the pill not just for
mental patients but for anyone who
gets upset, she said.
"Valium is great for the drug
companies. However, there's no
research presently being done to
look into the addictive qualities of
the drug."
There is often little interaction
between psychiatrists and patients
once a person is committed to a
mental institution, Phillips said.
Often patients only see their
psychiatrist for a few minutes a
"There is very little communication between patients and
the people who have the power to
keep them there," she said.
The Mental Patients' Association
offers a form of treatment which is
especially valuable for women,
Phillips said.
"MPA creates a vehicle by
which women can readily express
themselves in a very equal way
with men. They are given an opportunity to get together and
discuss personal psychiatric
problems." ••-•
"This is not news to the faculty
association," president Leslie
Crouch said Monday. "No matter
what the AIB approves that doesn't
mean the funding agency has to
supply that amount. The funding
agency in this case is the government."
In a letter to Universities Council
chairman William Armstrong,
McGeer said the council had
assumed in a budget proposal the
government could provide funds
for average salary increases of
eight per cent.
"This is considerably beyond the
means of the province," he said.
"It should be made clear that funds
cannot necessarily be found for
achieving maximum increases
allowable under AIB guidelines."
Crouch    said     the     faculty
association   is   waiting   for   the
council to divide the universities -
budget   among   the   three   B.C.
"Political statements have been
made by both sides," he said. "We
(the association) are not commenting until we see the figures."
The Universities Council has not
yet decided how much ol the $184.5
million allotted to universities will
go to UBC.
Faculty association vice-
president Richard Roydhouse said
Monday the faculty association has
not started discussing 1977-78
salaries with the University.
"We are still involved with the
preliminaries," he said. "It's hard
to comment, because we don't
know how much the university has
been allocated."
— matt king photo
ishment. The Lethe,
NEW DRINK, to be introduced to barflies at AMS' mercifully unpopular drinking establ
is unveiled Monday at secret bartenders' school on UBC campus. Bartender apprentices, however, insist they
are  researchers  investigating cryogenic  bioinorganic oxygen   binding. We know better.
Fears based on hysteria — lawyer
Law students' concern about the
lack of articling positions in B.C. is
founded on hysteria, a Manitoba
law professor said Saturday.
Jack London, law professor at
the University of Manitoba and a
representative of the Manitoba law
society, told 60 students at a
conference in the law building that
all UofM law grads get articling
This year, about 100 UBC law
students will be seeking articling
positions, an apprenticeship of one
year with a firm before being
called to the bar. It is predicted
that many students will not find
UBC law dean Ken Lysyk said a
major reason for the lack of articling positions is poor communication between Vancouver
law firms and law students.
"I have stated publicly that if the
law profession was prepared to
furnish information about the
profession to the students beforehand, there would be no crisis
BoG passes building report
From page 1
called it "irrational" and "unacceptable."
Sources on the board told The
Ubyssey the board passed the
report after a brief debate at its
Feb. 1 meeting in closed session.
Andrews spoke to the board at the
meeting after administration
president Doug Kenny previewed
Andrews' arguments. Andrews
was asked a few questions after his
presentation, and the report was
approved soon afterward.
In order, the top priorities in the
report are new facilities for home
economics, rehabilitation
medicine, psychology, chemistry,
food science, animal science,
education and soil science.. >..
In a Ubyssey story Friday about
council recommendations for new
buildings, a computer typesetting
error erased two lines from a
sentence which quoted Armstrong
as saying that $1 million was
recommended for the new covered
pool behind SUB, about $2.5 million
was recommended for the
proposed library processing centre
in C-lot.
The story erroneously said the
council recommended $1 million
for the processing centre to the
education department.
Sihota said the funding, if approved, means the UBC pool is
.completely funded. "They got it.
The pool's finished," Sihota said,
adding that pool fund raiser Doug
Aldridge should be "happy and out
of a job."
Aldridge, who was hired by the
administration to raise funds for
the pool, was unavailable for
comment Monday.
The council rejected a UBC
request that funds be allocated to
the Asian Centre, on which construction ceased in 1975 with the
building only half completed.
Head librarian Basil Stuart-
Stubbs said Monday the construction of the processing centre,
if approved, will free space in the
main library to allow two years'
worth of expansion.
And one of the organizers of the
conference on articling, Jim
Burns, law 2, said the poor turnout
to the conference will worsen
relations between the law community and students. The
organizers expected 730 students at
the conference.
Because of the poor turnout,
"members of the governing body
of the law society are now convinced that the articling shortage
is a short-term problem and law
students in Vancouver are no
worse off than any other place,"
Burns said.
"It looks like we're on our own
"The absence of students was
understandable because we are all
very cynical about the situation. It
was still embarrassing."
Bill Wilson, bar admission head
in Washington, says the state
probably has a worse employment
problem than B.C.
"We're graduating about 1,200
law students a year. We just can't
place that many lawyers. Even
established lawyers with the
highest credentials are looking for
work," Wilson said.
"As it is, we have a good many
lawyers in Washington who
shouldn't be there; they have np
business being;lawyers." y, Page 4
Tuesday, February 15, 1977
Scoop the fearless newshound has surfaced again because
he needs your help.
Scoop will award a year's free subscription to The
Ubyssey and a case of beer to the person who submits the
best anti-tuition increase song to The Ubyssey.
The rules are simple. The reason the song must be written,
and then sung by all of us, are not.
First the rules. Deadline for entries is Feb. 22. Just pick
any old, favorite, familiar tune, dream up your own words,
and bring or send a copy to The Ubyssey, SUB 241K (that's
the northeast corner of SUB's second floor).
Now the reasons.
On March 10, the same day the board of governors will
meet to decide the fate of tuition, fee increases at UBC, the
Alma Mater Society and the B.C. Students Federation will
rally to oppose any kind of increase in tuition fees.
The AMS and the BCSF have taken the stand that any
increase in tuition fees is too much. The principle behind that
stand is that post-secondary education should be accessible to
everyone who wants to take advantage of it.
All the barriers in the way of accessibility — and tuition
fees are one of the barriers — should be opposed so that all
the people who want to can attend universities, colleges or
technical schools.
The issue at hand is tuition fees. On March 10, if
administration president Doug Kenny and education minister
Pat McGeer have their way, UBC's board of governors will
increase tuition fees 25 per cent.
That affects each and every one of us. Both because it will
cost us more money if it happens, and because it will prevent
many good people from, even thinking seriously about
attending UBC — people we should meet and talk to, people
who can benefit the university.
If students are to convince the board and the government
that they're serious about opposing tuition fees, we've got to
oppose the increases, the idea of increases, before they are
actually announced. Because once they're announced, it's too
A rally is the best and most visible way of showin g that
opposition. And a good rousing song is a sure fire way of
ensuring that people have something to do at that rally.
So show up. First to The Ubyssey office with your entry,
id even more importantly, on March 10.
FEBRUARY 15, 1977
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS
or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241K of the
Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301;
Advertising, 228-3977.
Co-Editors: Sue Vohanka, Ralph Maurer
Anne Cormack stumbled into the office one day to find the staff
gathered anxiously around the door of the burro. "What's going on? she
enquired with prurient interest. "Heather Walker's barricaded herself in the
burro and won't come out," replied Marcus Gee, who was wondering how he
would pry Walker's research from her. "Well, how the fuck are we going to
get her out? demanded Sue Vohanka and Kathy Ford. Dave Hancock and
Ralph Maurer looked anxiously at the door. "What's the matter? asked Paul
Wilson. "They don't want to get caught in the act, Paul Wilson," answered
Chris Gainor with a twinkle in his eye. Charlie Micallef looked up with a
sudden smile. "What act? he asked. "Can I join In? Matt King and Rob Little
snickered. "No," they said. "Only Scoop the Fearless Newshound knows
what's going on." The pup reporter jumped on the table, wagging his tail.
"Woof," he explained. "She's reading Socred reports and she's come down
with an acute case of political jargonitis."
Greer lecture praised, criticized
A few comments on the Germaine Greer presentation, Women
and Fertility.
Firstly, congratulations to the
women's centre for organizing the
appearance of a speaker who attracted so many people of both
sexes to come together and consider where women's liberation is
Greer did have points worth
making. We westerners are ethnocentric and narrow in our attitudes
toward sexuality.
Most of us need to hear that
heterosexual intercourse acts out
impregnation, while at the same
time its participants feel that
pregnancy would be a distrous
outcome of love-making.
Women are encouraged to (and
have been willing to)  take high
risks with their health in order to
avoid this disaster. For those in the
audience who have been trusting
that their intra-uterine devices and
pills are safe methods of birth
control, Greer's speech was
probably an eye opener.
Greer's idealization of a more
generalized and less genitally
focused sexuality was worthwhile.
Her point that cheap, non-punitive
abortions must be provided in
clinics for all women who want
them, and her point that both sexes
should be able to control their
fertility are well taken.
Now for some criticisms. I understand Greer's central theme to
be "we should all expect and
demand nothing less than ecstacy "
— that sounds right on.
'Greer advice distressing9
I am greatly distressed that
Germaine Greer should be giving
so many female students such
impractical advice.
Greer advocates coitus interruptus and relative abstinence
as a method of birth control. A
woman who doesn't want to get
pregnant should not rely on coitus
interruptus (withdrawal, or "being
careful") as a birth control
It has a failure rate of 20 to 30
pregnancies per 100 women, each
year. In other words, if you happen
to like making love and use this
method, in one year you have a 30
per cent chance of getting
The risks of the birth control pill
should be kept in perspective. The
complications of pregnancy and
childbirth cause the death of about
23 out of 100,000 pregnant women.
The pill causes the death of about
1.5 women out of 100,000 pill users.
Thus the use of the pill for one
year, involves about one-fifteenth
the risk of one pregnancy.
The risks of other widely used
drugs should be compared with the
Penicillin i§ often a life-saving
antibiotic, but it is also a deadly
poison for people who are allergic
to it. Cancer-producing pesticides
and food additives contaminate our
food. What about the millions who
smoke cigarettes?
Just driving in a car is five times
more dangerous than taking the
pill. In one year, two million North
Americans are injured in
automobile accidents — 60,000
were killed. There are a multitude
of risks we take everyday which
are considerably more dangerous
than the pill.
I agree that a perfect method of
birth control does not exist, but the
pill and the intra-uterine device
are infinitely more desirable than
an unwanted pregnancy and the
use of abortion as a birth control
method. I sincerely hope that no
one takes Greer's comments
totally seriously.
Maureen Peters
nursing 3
Backward act
Germaine Greer's speech last
Wednesday only demonstrates how
far this woman has detached
herself from the realities of our
Supporting abstinence and coitus
interruptus as "feminist approved" methods of birth control is
both a backward and irresponsible
Withdrawal is the least effective
of all birth control methods,
resulting in an average of 25
pregnancies for 100 women in a
one-year period.
While abstinence may be effective, it is a denial of human .
nature and love. Both methods are
totally unacceptable to the
majority of adults who wish to plan
their families responsibly.
Perhaps Greer could validly
criticize our society's emphasis on
the woman's responsibility for
preventing pregnancy, but her
alternative suggestions are both
impractical and devoid of emotion.
Bill Holder
arts 3
However, achievement of ecstacy in my life will involve a lot
more than using a disposable
diaphragm with non-smelling jelly
and seeing sexual fulfillment in
less rigid terms.
Yet, these are the only specific
ways that Greer pointed out that
my life and those of numerous
other diaphragm users could come
closer to ecstacy.
Her whole focus was on things
physical and private. She didn't
talk much about the politics of
changing health treatment,
education, the family and the
economic system which creates an
unhealthy world and anxious individuals.
For example, how do we get
those abortion clinics? Why are
third world citizens victims of
experimentations with fertility?
How can people who worry about
the availability of jobs, and of an
education, be "ecstatic" in any
Greer used the sadomasochistic
paradigm to explain present
heterosexual relations. She could
have expanded the illustration of
this paradigm to wider social
concerns such as rape, and the
unquestioned dominance relations
operating in the family, the schools
and in work situations.
I don't doubt that Greer has the
knowledge to begin an analysis of
who "we" (the people who are fed
.up) are, who we must demand
ecstasy from, and how we are to
demand it. I realize she wasn't
attempting to talk about a total
revolution when she chose the topic
of fertility.
She could, though, have at least
alluded to the fact that she was
talking about details in the very
large picture of needed social
In dealing with more general
topics, Greer couldn't have as
easily applied her attitude that
social change is a matter of
organic growth. She would have
had to state that distasteful people
must unite and define their
demands and their strategy.
I feel that she doesn't want to
identify herself politically, and she
knows that most audience members today aren't eager to commit
themselves to politics either..
Right now, Greer can sell her
speaking ability (which is considerable) by remaining simply a
women's liberationist. I hope that
soon audiences will demand more
analysis from "leaders" as
celebrated as Greer.
Christine McLeod
home economics 3
HWCOCK/UBVSSEY Tuesday, February 15, 1977
Page 5
Cyclist urges bike path action
It's me again, the cyclist who
came into your office the other
week whining about my bent rims.
I warped them by piling into a
four-inch curb in the dark after
Bob Murdoch, University Endowment Lands manager, made his
first modifications to the
University Boulevard cycle path.
First — I hate to say it — shape
upyouturkey bike riders. Murdoch
is hardly blameless in this bike
path bizarreness, but we have to
remember that he started on this
because of complaints about ill-
mannered and illegal turkey bikers
threatening the welfare of school
children and other pedestrians.
Second, shape up Ubyssey
Maybe I missed a story, but I had
to go around to see RCMP Corp.
Dave Patterson myself to correct
your apparent mistakes in an
article quoting him last week and
the unclarity in your map last
Sadly, the truth is just as bad for
cyclists as your story indicates.
What the map fails to portray is
that University is completely
closed, both sidewalk and roadway
from the light at Acadia to the
point at Toronto where pedestrians
must cross to the north sidewalk.
I can comprehend the rationale
for closing the sidewalk, however
badly it was done, but the
reasoning behind closing the
roadway to cyclists is somewhat
This obscurity is made even
murkier by the impression Patterson left me with — that UEL
maintenance was responsible for
the roadway closing — and the
conflicting statement from Murdoch that the RCMP were
responsible for the closure.
I suspect that both of them agree
that bicycles are dangerous on the
road at that point and both realize
that cyclists will not easily be
forced of fa road they consider best
for their travels.
Murdoch and Patterson are
infrequent bike riders and are a
little puzzled at the use of the road
since they would personally feel
unsafe there.
Experienced cyclists must make
their own feelings known and offer
expertise to police and maintenance staff of face unusual route
patterns, non-standard signing,
uneven enforcement of laws and
oppressive restrictions on their
freedom of movement as legally
defined vehicles.
Unless cyclists speak up as individuals or in an organized
pressure group, they will
mistakenly be identified as "the
most dangerous vehicle on the
The most dangerous vehicle is, of
I am
Photographer biased, unfair
Re: Province photographer John
Dennis ton's experiences at the
Germaine Greer lecture last
I would 1 i k e to s ay that Den-
niston's comments and photograph
presented an unfair and biased
view of the audience and of Greer.
The dean of women, in introducing Greer, asked
specifically that photographers
take all their pictures during the
Silence stops for silliness
Since Germaine Greer's speech
last week I have found myself
unable to remain silent any longer
about several injustices of which I
have been actuely aware for years.
Of course I am referring to the
blatantly male-oriented uses of the
root word "son" in places where
"daughter" or simply "child"
could be used.
For example, the word "person"
should more fairly be "perchild"
hence giving rise to other equally
just words and phrases such as
"chairperchild," "first perchild
singular" and "parchild" of a
Perchildly, I also believe that the
main reachild that this practice
has gone on for so long is that too
many people have been ignoring its
obvious sexist connotations.
There is a leschild in all of this.
Consider it carried to its logical
"Woman" should really be
"woperson," hence "woperchild."
So, we could speak of a committee
electing a woperchild as chairperchild. We could enforce this
throughout all four seachilds of the
year and charge anyone who
contravenes it with treachild.
In closing, I feel that such a
move could perchildify the raichild
d'etre of the woperchild's
movement and undermine its
value to each and every one of us.
medicine 2
first few minutes of the talk so as to
cause as little interruption as
As Greer stood up to talk,
Denniston and several other
photographers then proceeded to
take pictures for a full 15 minutes
with Denniston being the most
insistent, obvious and noisy (sorry
John, but your camera is noisy. . .)
of the lot.
Denniston certainly made it hard
for the audience in the first few
rows to concentrate on Greer, and
his single published photo was a
poor and unflattering picture of the
very "alive" and striking woman
we listened to Wednesday evening
— a disappointing result for so
much lengthy angling and
posturing for innumerable shots.
If Denniston is so inept at
photography and is then able to
complain, publicly and pettily, of
an audience's irritation, it would
be appreciated that the Province
hire, in future, a more competent
and courteous photographer.
Karen Uidall-Ekman
science 4
course, the automobile complete
with motorist.
This is a hard truth for those of
us who own and drive, but the car,
not the bike, is the killer.
The UBC RCMP detachment
confirms the dangerous habits of
the most numerous classification
of road users in their use of radar
to ticket motorists on University.
Perhaps cyclists need not be
forced off the road with the false
argument that they are dangerous
if the stretch from Acadia to
Toronto were not posted at an
unjustified 35 miles per hour.
Unjustified? Certainly. If
motorists are limited to 35 along
the straight stretch of University
where there are no cross streets
involving turning vehicles or
pedestrian movement, why is the
Toronto intersection subject to
motorists moving at this same high
Perhaps this is one reason
pedestrians are loath to cross the
roadway at this point.
A careful and unobtrusive use of
handheld radar might reveal that
motorists speed up as the limit
changes in a residential area and
make a second automatic increase
when they leave that area, making
things worse for those charged
with enforcing safe motorist
An inspection on foot and a
search through my photographs
shows a distinct vertical curve
which combines with the horizontal
curve to contribute to motorist
visibility problems.
Drivers entering University
from Toronto can be observed
pulling forward at this intersection
in attempts to see traffic well
enough to avoid being hit by
relatively high speed vehicles.
Some doubt exists that this
section of road meets modern
standards of design for 35 m.p.h.
use since the signs would have
been installed quite some time ago.
Shifting sign location in an effort
to cut down motorist speed at this
point would make life marginally
easier for apartment dwellers,
might eliminate part of the hazard
for motorists turning at Toronto
and would undoubtedly make for
safer pedestrian crossing at
Toronto and at the Acadia
pedestrian light.
Removal and installation of
speed signs is easy enough and
UEL maintenance is empowered to
do so.
Perhaps a second sign warning
motorists of changes might be
installed as a matter of courtesy.
These steps would reduce the
hazard to cyclists who wish to use
the road at this point to a level
equivalent with the 30 m.p.h.
section and there would be no need
to attempt an unpopular restriction
of cyclist's rights.
What do you think, Murdoch,
Patterson and all you disorganized
and silent cyclists? Organize and
speak up now — before this costs
you money.
Tayler is an ardent cyclist and
research worker for Project Life-
cycle, a project funded federally
for six months which acts as a
lobby group for cyclists in the
Vancouver area.
New cycle pat It
'barely usable'
These comments about the
University Boulevard cycle path
are on behalf of the Vancouver
Bicycle Club.
The old route from Acadia to
Wesbrook required that westbound
cyclists cross University at some
point and either use the sidewalks
or share the narrow pavement.
The new route from Acadia to
Wesbrook is less direct and more
complex. Whether it is safer is
Both   routes   indicate   inap--
propriate    thinking     by     the
Corp. Dave Patterson is wrong.
The new route is "out of the way,"
the new plan did not give cyclists
"every consideration" and the new
path is not "the best route
possible." What rubbish.
When the route was changed,
warning and directional signs were
absent or inadequate.
Scores of bicycles were
damaged, some seriously, when
cyclists encountered the new curbs
on the sidewalks on the old route,
usually at night.
I urge those who suffered
damage to obtain compensation
from those responsible, if
necessary in small claims court.
The number of accidents prove
that the design was negligent.
Such hazardous tinkering should
not go unrewarded. If something
like this had been done to motorists
or pedestrians, you can bet that
someone's job would be on the line.
Any fines issued for use of the old
route should be challenged.
The Motor Vehicle Act says that
cyclists must use bike paths if they
are adjacent and useable. This rule
needs to be deleted, as it is being
used to discourage cycling by
forcing cyclists off the roads onto
dangerous and inadequate cow
In this specific case, the new bike
route, while barely usable, is
certainly not adjacent.
Also, I will point out that there is
no law against riding on the grass
between Acadia and Wesbrook.
If, while cycling, you are stopped
for a traffic violation, do not
present your car driver's licence
for identification.
This is not required by law for
cyclists, and the consequences for
doing so are that you will receive
demerit points and possibly an
annual penalty premium.
There is considerable doubt
about the legality of confiscating a
bicycle for a minor traffic
violation. Certainly motorists are
not treated that way.
An examination of the bike route
from Blanca to Acadia reveals
serious flaws.
The routing of westbound
cyclists from side to side of the
road, and the use of" a sidewalk,
create confusion in everyone's
mind as to the proper, consistent
disposition of bicycles.
The cycle path is uncomfortably
bumpy, and has lumps high enough
to make a bicycle leave the ground.
It is not wide enough for two-way
use and westbound cyclists are
blinded by car lights at night.
One can compare the facilities
provided for the resource wasting,
pollution spewing automobile with
facilities provided for the efficient,
health-benefiting bicycle.
Why are things made difficult for
the cyclist?
So more people use cars. How
many people are afraid to use
bicycles? Do you find swimmers in
shark-infested waters? Does the
fact that a lot of people do
something justify it?
Does the fact that cyclists are
presently a minority justify their
treatment as second-rate citizens?
From this perspective, it seems
to me that this bike route is the
work of fools.
The solution is simple. Widen
University by three feet in each
direction to provide pavement
space for cyclists. Page 6
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'Birds split games with Alberta
The UBC Thunderbird basketball team is still tied with the
University of Victoria Vikings for
second place in the Canada West
basketball league.
The 'Birds split their two game
series with the University of
Alberta Golden Bears losing
Friday 83-77, then defeating the
Bears Saturday 90-83.
The 'Birds led Friday night's
game at half time 40-38. But in the
first 10 minutes of the second half
UBC could not control the Bear
offense. Alberta ran up a 25-point
lead in less than 10 minutes.
UBC centre Mike McKay was put
into the game with nine minutes
remaining and sparked a"
comeback by sinking seven of nine
field goals. But in the last minute
the Bears foiled UBC's try for the
The victory clinched first place
for Alberta and one of the two
playoff spots. Still at stake in the
Canada West conference is the
second playoff spot, which will go
to either UBC or Victoria. It will be
decided next weekend when the
teams meet in Victoria.
UBC overcame a 47-41 deficit at
half time to take the second game
of the series from Alberta. The
'Birds knew they needed the win to
keep their playoff hopes alive as
Hockey 'Birds second
beat huskies twice
A pair of weekend victories,
coupled with a pair of losses by the
University of Calgary, gave the
UBC Thunderbird hockey team
second place in the Canada West
hockey league.
The line of Bill Ennos, Jim Stuart
and Marty Matthews connected for
five goals Saturday, to lead the
'Birds to a 7-3 romp over the
University of Saskatchewan
Huskies in Saskatoon.
Grant Cumberbirch scored the
other two goals playing on a
makeshift line with Dan Lucas and
Peter Moyls.
UBC coach Bert Halliwell was
forced to juggle his lines because of
the suspension of forward Tom
In the 'Birds 4-2 win Friday,
Matthews scored twice, while Rob
Hesketh and John Jordan each
added singles.
UBC players Doug Tottenham
and Wayne Gilbert said 'Bird
netminder Ron Lefebvre was the
difference in Friday's contest.
"He was nearly unbeatable,"
said Gilbert.
The win qualifies UBC for a best-
of-three playoff, March 4-6 against
the Golden Bears in Edmonton.
This weekend the league-leading
Golden Bears visit the winter
sports centre. The Bears have
defeated the 'Birds in six previous
meetings this season.
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they had seen the University of
Calgary Dinos down Victoria 75-60
in a nationally televised game,
Saturday afternoon.
McKay again came off the UBC
bench to lead the 'Birds with 22
points. With McKay back in the
lineup the 'Birds have some of
their rebounding advantage back.
UBC guardDavid Craig added 21
points. Craig shot consistently and
helped the 'Birds move the ball
against the Bear's full court press.
Something they failed to do the
previous night.
Bear forward Doug Baker led
Alberta with 28 points. Baker is the
leader of the league scoring race
averaging 25 points per game. In
their last meeting Jan. 7-8 Baker
bombed the 'Birds both nights
scoring a total of 80 points.
Forward Pat Rooney had
another good game scoring 21
"UBC is a totally different team
on their home court. They have
much more confidence and poise,"
said Bear coach Garry Smith.
"They are very hard to beat in
their own gym."
Smith did not rate UBC's
chances in the playoffs against his
Bears very highly.
"You don't see many second-
place teams going on to the
national championship in this
league, especially not with the
home court advantage going to the
first-place team," said Smith
Last year UBC lost in two
straight games to the league
winners the Calgary Dinos. But
two years ago
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Tuesday, February 15, 1977
Lack of funds thwarts research
From page 3
Although universities now
receive more funds than they did in
1970, the value of the funds is less,
it says.
And the shortage of funds means
research will gradually dwindle
away, and it will be extremely
difficult to revive research later.
"In effect, not only are ongoing
projects and research teams affected deleteriously, but also
potential research activities of
value to this province cannot be
initiated. There is a real danger of
falling below a basic level of
research activity in certain areas,
and of a failure to provide for the
future highly skilled manpower
needs of the province.
"Something must be done to
remedy the situation before it is too
late. University research activity
is not something that can be turned
on and off at will."
If research teams are allowed to
disintegrate, the report says, it
may take years to rebuild them.
The report recommends the
provincial government fund
research on an interim basis until
federal government research
funding is improved.
Provincial support would start at
$3.27 million and increase over a
five-year period to $5.45 million.
The report also recommends the
establishment of a body to approve
research projects and decide on
the amount of funding they would
The committee would be part of
the Universities Council, and
would include university and
government members.
It also recommends a science
advisory board and a science
secretariat, which would advise
the cabinet on possible research
projects and provide the public
with information about research.
The report says research at
B.C.'s universities has suffered
both tangibly and intangibly from
the shortage of research funds.
Intangible effects include the
loss of potential projects which
never get started, and the loss of
researchers and graduate students
who chose not to come to B.C.
because of insufficient guarantee
their work can be supported.
The number of Ph.D. students
enrolled at UBC has dropped from
1,025 in 1970-71 to 764 in 1975-76,
Gaudry says.
Tangible effects include" dropped
projects. Soil science has dropped
a project on land reclamation, and
animal science one in the uses of
animal wastes, he says.
Richard Spratley, director of
research at UBC, said Monday the
report should have emphasized the
importance of government involvement in university research
on a permanent basis rather than a
temporary one.
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