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The Ubyssey Feb 12, 1974

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 No more money for UBC
UBC services and programs will
be hurt by the provincial government decision to hold operating
costs at the same level as last year,
deputy president William Armstrong said Monday.
Premier Dave Barrett announced in his new budget Monday
that B.C.'s three universities won't
be getting any more money until
they figure out more efficient ways
to use their current facilities.
This means UBC's grant stays at
$62.7 million which Armstrong said
"is not the amount of money we
(the administration) need to
operate this university the way we
think it should be operated."
Armstrong said he would be
surprised if the tighter financial
situation meant an increase in the
academic fee (now $428) but "we
won't be able to carry all our old
programs; there definitely won't
be any new ones."
"I would be surprised if there is a
fee increase because if there is it
would be discriminating  against
those who are less affluent," Armstrong said.
In a prepared statement, administration president Walter
Gage said the decision that
operating grants for all three
provincial universities will be held
at current levels, will make things
extremely difficult for UBC.
But Gage's statement promised
that the university will also look
into Barrett's recommendation
that the universities! find more
efficient ways of operating and
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better ways of serving the community.
"There is really very little
flexibility in the university's
budget," the Gage statement said.
"About 83 per cent of our operating
budget goes to our faculty and
employed staff in the form of
salaries and wages."
The statement then noted that
spending on salaries will have to be
increased next year because wage
hikes have already been granted to
faculty and staff.
"We shall be giving careful
thought to Premier Barrett's
statements in the legislature,
particularly the views he expressed on the desirability of
finding new ways for universities
to provide service to the people of
In a press conference Monday,
Barrett said "we will not interfere
STATE  OF  SEIGE  in front of SUB  branch of Bank of Montreal
appears to be underway. Actually onlookers were attracted by visit
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from University Endowment Lands fire trucks, answering a false alarm
at the bank Monday afternoon.
in the running of the universities
but if the universities can come to
us within this fiscal year with
programs or imagination to utilize
their facilities more efficiently,
there will be funds."
One way to save funds, Barrett
said would be a quarterly semester
system. He said a recent study
shows increases by 25 per cent of a
university's capacity for students,
while costs increase only 11 per
Barrett also pointed out that
institutions such as the medical
school are closed during a large
portion of the year when they could
be handling more students.
More young people go the
university in the U.S. than in B.C.
— 27 per cent as compared to 12 per
cent — Barrett said.
"If you are wealthy you have got
a better chance of going to
university in this province," he
Barrett's reservations about the
big universities were reflected in
the increase in grants to regional
colleges and other post-secondary
institutions to $41 million from $28
The budget also granted UBC $8
million for capital spending on
building construction and improvements, which, Gage noted, is
$2 million more than last year.
The registrar's office is
withholding information on
nominations for student
representatives to the arts faculty
until next week.
Registrar Jack Parnall said
Monday no announcement of
nominations in the election would
be made until the ballots mailed to
arts students are returned to
registrar's office.
Parnall said 14 to 16 nominations
had been submitted, but refused to
disclose who had been nominated.
"Usually our policy is to try to
inform persons involved in the
election first, so they don't learn
the news second-hand," Parnall
told The Ubyssey, "We've just sent
the letters out to them now."
Parnall said the same practice is
used in conducting faculty and
senate elections, which also use the
mail ballot system.
AMS exec wants UBC to pay hike
The new Alma Mater Society
executive is in favor of a $7 per
student increase in recreational
and athletic funding provided it's
paid for by the university, AMS
treasurer-elect George Mapson
said Monday.
But according to deputy
president Bill Armstrong administration funding doesn't appear likely.
When asked for comment
Monday on the provincial government's budget speech which
proposed no budget increases to
B.C.'s three universities, he said:
"We won't be able to continue all
our old programs and there
definitely won't be any new ones."
Mapson, current AMS secretary,
#said the decision was reached at an
executive meeting Monday in
response to organization from UBC
athletic committees trying to get
increased funding for their
"There are areas where they
(the board of governors) can cut
back and pump money into
athletics," he said, adding that
some of these areas, such as the
ceremonies office, were pointed
out in recent editorials in The
AMS internal affairs officer
Doug Brock said the executive
hasn't considered what to do if the
administration refuses to pay the
$7 per student subsidy.
Mapson said the increased cost
of travel is one of the biggest
reasons for the financial problems.
The UBC board of governors
paid $60,000 to finance extramural
so UBC could join the Canada West
Athletic Association, he said.
"Now we can't afford to send
teams on trips any more, but to
stay in the conference we have to
go on trips," he said.
"If we had to drop out it'd be bad
public relations for the university.
I'd like to see the increase come
from the board."
Nick Korchinski, co-ordinator of
the intramural athletic program,
said the committees investigating
financing will look at AMS funding,
intramural and extramural funding.
Recreation UBC, a program for
any student wishing to use physical
education facilities for a $5 fee per
year, has been asked to take part in
the meetings as well.
The athletic committees are
composed of students, faculty and
alumni with students having the
majority vote, he said.
"It's my feeling — this is my own
personal feeling — that what we
should work toward on this campus
is a recreational program for
people in the university committee."
Agreeing with Korchinski,
Mapson said any funding increase
should include athletic committees, intramurals, Recreation
UBC, clubs, "anything that's
extracurricular on campus."
Men's athletic association head
R. J. Philips said his group is
waiting for a decision from the
university senate which is
reviewing extracurricular activity
on campus.
He said it's possible extra funding may come from the university
or the federal government.
Mapson said: "It's one of the
many studies the senate has done
but so far nothing's been done by
them about the extracurricular
"I don't know if that's going to be
too effective an approach," he
See page 2: STUDENTS
Rec UBC shuffle seen
By JAKE van der KAMP
Recreation UBC director Ed Gautschi will be
deposed as chairman of the program's steering
committee if Alma Mater Society secretary George
Mapson has his way.
Mapson, who is the AMS treasurer-elect, said
Monday he has a majority of student council members and members of the steering committee on his
But Mapson also admitted he and the other student
members of the committee voted Dec. 20 against
reducing the Rec UBC fee for those people joining the
program in the second term.
The decision to retain the fee at its current $5 level
runs counter to a motion passed at an Oct. 24 council
meeting instructing student members of the committee to press for administration funding of the
The steering committee consists of seven students
and three faculty members. Besides Mapson and
Gautschi it also includes AMS vice-president and
president-elect Gordon Blankstein and last year's
AMS president Doug Aldridge.
Rec UBC's budget this year is $20,000; $5,000 of
which is provided by the administration and the rest
by students.
Mapson said he wants to see Gautschi deposed
because he is dissatisfied with the way he is running
the program. Mapson said he wants to see.a student
elected in his place.
Blankstein said he wants Gautschi to go because he
doesn't listen to student members of the committee
and does whatever he pleases.
Gautschi refused to comment on Mapson's remarks
except to say he had heard of no rumours about his
dismissal and was surprised to hear it.
Len Marchant, student supervisor of Rec UBC, told
See page 2: EXTRA Page 2
Tuesday, February 12, 1974
Token vote'
Students vote to retain fee
From page 1
The Ubyssey he thinks Gautschi is being cast
unrealistically as an authoritarian figure because of
student dissatisfaction with the program.
"Gautschi is being made the scapegoat of this
thing," he said. "In actuality he's the most timid
figure you could find."
Marchant said the motion passed by council telling
the student members of the committee to press for
administration funding of the program was never
discussed at any meeting of the committee.
Mapson agreed the committee members are
generally apathetic and said there have been only
three meetings since September.
But he insisted retaining the $5 fee is necessary for
the smooth running of the program.
"Rec UBC was starting new programs such as yoga
and instruction in weight-lifting," he said. "It was a
decision to keep the $5 fee or bring it down to $3 and
not be able to finance the new programs.
Mapson said he has been active in trying to get the
administration funding of Rec UBC but has been told
there is not enough money.
He said the vote to retain the fee was not an important one.
"It was a token vote anyways," he said. "It had to
go to the board of governors and the next meeting of
the board was Jan. 21 so we'd be faced with having to
refund a lot of money."
Gautschi said the major reason behind the vote was
it would be unfair to people who bought their Rec
UBC cards late in December if people who bought
their cards a few days later could pay less.
Gautschi said a claim made by Blankstein Wednesday that students should not pay for Rec UBC
because they have already put $367,000 into the War
Memorial Gym misses the point.
More than 75 per cent of the money for Rec UBC
goes to paying salaries of instructors and supervisory
personnel who stay in the gym longer than they did
when there was no program, he said.
Mayor ducks dick
size query
PACIFICA, Calif. (CUP) — A 17-year-old
California high school woman has been suspended
from school for five days after she interrupted a
program designed to entice contestants into entering
the annual Miss California Pageant.
Zoe Joyner, a student at Pacifica High School, was
among 25 women who listened to speeches from the
current Miss Pacifica, the current Miss California
and Pacifica's mayor Aubrey Lumley, all extolling
the virtues of entering a beauty contest.
Without warning Joyner stood up, looked the mayor
in the eye and announced: "Since the important thing
about a woman is her measurements, how about you
(mayor) telling us the measurements of your penis,
so we'll know if you are worth listening to? "
A startled hush fell across the audience. Joyner
then walked forward and handed the mayor a tape
Asked later to explain her actions, Joyner said: "I
have extremely strong feeling about this. They don't
ask men to line up and compare themselves."
Extra funds for men 'possible'
From page 1
Korchinski said only three
possibilities are open to the
committees investigating funding.
"One of the obvious solutions is
to hold a referendum for an increase in student athletic fees," he
Otherwise the groups could go to
the administration to cover the
costs of the entire program as is
done at Simon Fraser university or
"tackle both students and administration to share the costs,"
Korchinski said.
Both Korchinski and Mapson
agreed women's sports are suffering the most from the shortage
of funds.
Women's athletic committee
director Marilyn Pomfret said the
women's budget is $15,000 or 50 per
cent short of their needed funds for
Out of every $5 athletic fee, 80
cents goes to women's athletics,
she said.
"It's not sufficient but there's no
question of dividing the $5 differently," she said.
"To delete from the men just
puts them in a difficult position."
According to Mapson, the
biggest shortage of funds for
women is in travel expenses.
He said in a team in which men
and women travel together, such
as the swim team, women have
only $2 for meals and would have to
double up in hotel rooms whereas
the men have as much as $6 for
meals and a bed to themselves.
Mapson said in other areas the
women don't need as much money
as the men for their sports.
"Hockey costs a lot more to run
than women's basketball," he said.
"Women's sports just aren't as
expensive to run as football and
"The men's programs, generally
speaking, are of greater volume,"
Korchinski said.
"The women's program has
always been small, up until the last
few years."
"It wasn't $5 that was broken
down into 80 cents and $4.20," he
"It was an evolutionary process
that just happened, by coincidence,
to add up to $5. It could have been
Korchinski said UBC has the
lowest student athletic fee in
Pomfret said the intramural
athletic activities are now funded
by a discretionary grant from the
"I feel it should be either an
activity fee that covers all aspects
of athletic programs or the
students council should put intramurals on a nondiscretionary
grant so they know from year to
year where they stand," she said.
"Every level needs to gain
stability in its funding to do
reasonable planning," she said,
"every levehneeds more."
Korchinski said the university
puts $200,000 into extramural
activities and students put in about
An   AMS   discretionary   grant
Pit sellout bust
After the science graduating class bought out 300 tickets to Saturday's
Pit Cabaret, pub officials reported Monday only about 100 people
showed up.
Last week many students were told no tickets were available because
the science class had purchased them en block.
But a Pit spokesman said that although he didn't know exactly how
many showed up Saturday only 12 cases of beer were sold compared to
usual sales of about 75 cases.
Despite the fact the Pit remained nearly empty Saturday, SUB
building manager Graeme Vance said Monday the block ticket selling
policy would probably continue.
"But they won't be sold in such a large block again," he said. "The
SUB management committee met and decided on a maximum of about
90 to 100 tickets at once."
Vance said the large block ticket sales policy was not made to ensure
sellouts. "We've had two other dances with near sellouts and sales have
been building quite well."
provides $10,000 for intramurals
and the physical education
department provides $10,000, he
"We can run on it now. The
concern that I have for the intramurals is the fact that, if not now,
in the next few years, there's going
to be a financial problem."
Korchinski said AMS treasurer
John Wilson told him that in thr.ee
years the AMS will not be able to
fund intermural activities to the
level it is now because of the fixed
expenses of operating the AMS.
"The AMS will have to go for a
referendum to get more money in
the next few years," he said.
Mapson, a student director of the
intramural program, said the
universities of Alberta and
Saskatchewan provide more than
twice the funds for their intramural programs than does UBC
although the UBC program is
He said the University of Alberta
provides $24,000 for its men's
program and $6,000 for its women's
program; the University of
Saskatchewan provides $26,000 for
its men's program and $7,000 for its
women's program and UBC
provides $8,500 for its men's
program and $1,500 for its women's
"Contrary to popular opinion,
we're not that strapped for funds,"
Mapson said. "We could use
another $10,000."
Mapson said his main concern
was not necessarily intramurals.
"Extramurals provide just as
much good service to students as
intramurals," he said.
"Kids get tired of going to
classes. They want to go watch a
few sports."
Mapson said the meetings
dealing with funding have divided
participants into two committees:
a steerage committee to organize
the drive for funds and a fee
allocation committee.
Of the meetings Korchinski said:
"I hope something positive will
come out of it. I hope there's some
"If, in fact, the group decides the
referendum is the answer, I hope
the group will support a referendum.
"Whatever the group decides, I
hope they will follow through with
it ... in a unified manner."
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Page 3
Elected history head sought
UBC's history department wants
to popularly elect a new department head even though there is no
allowance for democratically
elected heads in current
A source within the department
said Monday there is an ad hoc
committee meeting regularly to
discuss the matter of the headship.
"Each meeting is convened quite
separately from regular departmental meetings," he said. "All
members of the department, including department head
Margaret Ormsby, are aware of
these meetings and most of them
show up."
He said Ormsby, who retires
June 30, did not attend the
The committee has no delegated
authority nor can it make any
official representation for the
department, the source said.
Under current procedure for
selecting a new department head,
administration president Walter
Gage would appoint a selection
committee. The committee consists of arts dean Doug Kenny,
three members of the history
department and two others from
outside the department. Once the
selection committee has made a
choice, it is given to Gage. If Gage
likes the choice, he submits it to the
board of governors for approval.
Both Gage and the board usually
approve the committee's choice. If
not the selection committee must
find another candidate. There is no
procedure for a democratically
elected head.
However, the source said there is
a way to get around the nonexistence of recognized procedure.
"There is an understanding that
department members on the
selection committee are committed to following the request of
the ad hoc committee," he said.
He said all of the three history
department members on the
selection committee have attended
ad hoc committee meetings. He
also said the minutes of these
meetings are given to all members-
But one member, associate
professor Robert Kubicek who is
on the selection committee, denies
the existence of any committee, ad
hoc or otherwise.
"We find a new head through
discussing the matter at informal
faculty gatherings, from having
individuals within the department
write to us and by advertising in
the Association of Universities and
Colleges in Canada bulletin,"
Kubicek said Monday. "Any information you have about the
existence of a committee is
The history department is also
interested in abolishing the idea of
a head and substituting a chairman
whose term would expire after a
certain period.
. "This university cannot go on
much longer with heads,"
assistant history professor Stephen
Straker said Monday. "Very few
universities are running with
heads." Straker declined comment
on the situation in the history
department. "It's a very delicate
issue„" he said. "Nobody's interest
can be served by public
At least one student isn't
satisfied with the current housing
A room in Brock Hall has been
used for several months as living
Quarters free of charge, The
Ubyssey learned Monday.
The freeloader, still unidentified,
apparently stocked Brock 164 with
chairs, a table and a mattress and
changed the lock on the door so no
key owned by physical plant could
open it.
The administration only
discovered what was going on
when Andrew Macauley, science
undergraduate   society   public
But the political science
department will have a rotating
chairman even though there is no
procedure stated in the Universities Act.
Acting head and political science
professor R. S. Milne said Monday
there is a tacit agreement for
rotation of the head about every
four years.
"Headship appointments are
indefinite," he said. "But we've
turned it into a chairmanship."
This is done by the new head
agreeing  to  resign  his  position
after an agreed upon period, he
"The universities act doesn't fit
the situation," he said. "But the
department has adapted to it."
Ministers to look
at nurses problems
—maurice bridge photos
HAPLESS STATUES are wrecked and changed around by
happy-go-lucky students. Both are in Buchanan quadrangle. One was
pushed over and then run over by car. Other, statue of kneeling
worker, had broom and tocque added for right flavor.
SUS finds 'office
relations officer, heard that
someone in the SUS had supposedly acquired a Brock office.
Macauley, who said he had heard
nothing about the office, decided to
investigate. After contacting four
different authorities in the administration he found the office
was not assigned and the janitors
couldn't open it.
He> said he heard about the
supposed SUS office-holder from
the arts  undergraduate  society,
VICTORIA (Staff) - Education
minister Eileen Dailly and health
minister Dennis Cocke will meet
later this month to discuss the
financial problems of B.C. health
A spokesman for the health
department said Monday the
ministers would meet to consider
complaints from students that they
haven't enough time off in the
summer to earn enough money to
live during the school year.
Muriel Uprichard, UBC's nursing school director, wrote the
government in January about
complaints from nursing students
that the new 11-month program
would make it difficult for them to
earn living expenses.
A survey by first-year nursing
students showed about one-third of
the first-year class were "seriously
considering" quitting school for a
year to earn money.
UBC nursing students converted
this year to a new four-year
program, which includes practical
work in the summer. This means
they attend school from the
beginning of September to the end
of July.
The students, backed by
Uprichard, want the government
to extend the student loan period or
else establish government bursaries similar to those given
rehabilitation   medical   students.
One nursing student said in
January those medical students
are eligible for $1,000 per year in
student bursaries established after
a similar change in their program.
The health spokesman said
government officials are aware of
the complaints and will consider
the matter "probably before the
end of the month".
. "We've received complaints
from some health care students at
the B.C. Institute of Technology
that they also don't have enough
time off to earn money," he said.
"This whole question might be
considered as part of the government's plan to revamp the health
care situation in B.C."
He    said    the    government
He said janitors often find
mattresses in out-of-the-way
rooms but said this does not
necessarily mean someone is
sleeping there.
A physical plant spokesman said
he had also heard about the room
and said someone had been sent
down to change the locks.
Physical plant will be investigating the matter further.
SUS president Brian
Kolthammer said he will be asking
the administration for use of the
space as an office as soon as the
whole thing has been cleared up.
which has an office directly next
Deputy administration president
William Armstrong apparently
told Macauley he had heard
nothing about the occupancy of the
But Armstrong said he was not
surprised that someone should be
living in the room since there are
many unoccupied rooms at UBC
and it is impossible to keep track of
them all.
recognizes the need for more
health care workers in the future —
which means enrolment must
increase in schools rather than
The spokesman said the
ministers may also involve labor
minister Bill King in their
discussions. After the ministers
confer a decision will be made on
how the government should
receive input from the affected
students, he said.
still on
Motorcyclists are determined to
stage a Feb. 23 protest demonstration despite a token government move to lower bike insurance
Ben van Drimmelen, forestry 4,
who first planned the demonstration, said Monday the rates are
still too high.
Last week the government put
bikes under 650 cc into lower rate
categories, reducing premiums by
up to 50 per cent in some cases.
Bikes up to 100 cc were reclassified
into moped (motor-assisted)
group, and all others under 650 cc
were dropped one category lower.
Van Drimmelen said he believes
the move was made in response to
a petition presented by the B.C.
Motorcycle Industries Association
charing that insurance companies had given the government
inflated figures regarding the
amount of insurance that bikers
could claim.
"The changes are still not
enough," van Drimmelen said.
"Most guys with big bikes are still
Van Drimmelen said he believes
the motorcycle association views
the changed categories as an
improvement, but is still
dissatisfied with the high insurance rates.
Now, van Drimmelen's main
concern is getting enough publicity
for the protest. Demonstrators
plan to meet around noon Feb. 23 in
front of the legislative buildings in
Victoria and ride for several hours
to indicate their dissatisfaction
with insurance rates.
Van Drimmelen contacted the
Sun and Province Friday to ask for
help with publicity. "They didn't
seem at all enthused," he said.
"I'm going to be out there
anyway — even if I can't get the
message across to all bikers," van
Drimmelen said. "But the protest
wouldn't be too effective if it was
just me out there." Page 4
Tuesday, February 12, 1974
B.C. budget
big trade-off
Premier Dave Barrett's proposed allocations to the three
B.C. universities are an attack on those who have worked so
hard to make the universities, especially UBC, the
institutions they are today.
UBC, concrete on the cliffs by the sea, has been and
remains the playground of the upper middle class from the
Lower Mainland. UBC's values, its means, its ends reflect
this group's ideology. The university is run by this group to
meet the needs of an even richer, and therefore more
powerful, group — the so:called"captains of industry".
By keeping UBC's allocation down, B.C.'s
American-educated premier has attacked this group and the
values it holds true for a university.
Barrett has promised, that if change is effected, a more
generous allocation can be expected in the future. But if
there is no change, there will be no generosity.
Barrett is threatening the administration of the
universities; he is interfering for a good reason. Change is
needed; his pithy allocation is a warning the government
expects change.
The administration will first squirm to make finances
meet, not to make change. The cost to students of ancillary
services such as parking, food and residence rents will
The administration will go on in its usual arrogant way,
continuing to think it is only answerable to the rich and
powerful, not to the students and, indirectly, the people.
Barrett's budget, however, has limited the time the UBC
administration can carry on in its grand ways.
This does not mean he wants a smaller university spread
out around B.C.
The small institutions already exist to fulfil the needs of
those who for different reasons do not wish to enter
university. These community colleges will benefit during the
government's fiscal year — with more money, as Barrett
promises in his budget, they will better be able to establish
. themselves.
Barrett insists the criteria for university change be met
by increasing enrolment. He suggests that UBC formulate a
quarterly semester arrangement. More people could enrol
and use UBC's facilities; increased enrolment — increased
community input — will, however, take more than a single
fiscal year.
Facilities used only by secluded intellectuals,
up-and-coming MA students and the rich during the summer
would be open. A more open university means a bigger
campus with more community involvement.
Community involvement, however, is the phenomenon
UBC heavies — the men Barrett's allocation will hurt — have
over the years stopped at B lanca.
The change the premier is willing to trade off for a bigger
allocation cannot possibly come from the current group of
university administrators; its record is clear.
Institutional change, therefore, must mean a change in
people, a change in ideology.
Barrett's budget then could be of great benefit to UBC -
it could be a catalyst for a change in the type of people and
values which have too long dominated learning on the Point
Grey cliffs.
m umstY
FEBRUARY 12,1974
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 writer 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 offices are
located in room 241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial departments, 228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; advertising,
Co-editors: Vaughn Palmer, Michael Sasges
, The Ubyssey whatevers meet the commerce goons in non-existant
hockey league exhibitionist play 8:30 p.m. today in Gym "E" of the phys
ed complex. Its a four pointer folks, as both teams struggle for that last
playoff spot and try to win this one for their respective new coaches/
generals-manager, whose mothers are on their deathbed and remember, its
the sort of key mid-season clash that neither team dares lose because if
they do . . . well, you get the picture. "The hockey tripe continues," said
Marise Savaria, Doug Rushton, Gary Coull, Ryon "Gootch" Guedes, Jake
van der Kamp, Lesley Krueger, Boyd McConnell, Mark Buckshon, Alan
Doree, Ralph Maurer, Rick Lymer, Tom Barnes, Maurice Bridge, Peter
Leibik, Vaughn Palmer, Michael Sasges, Greg Sasges, Paul Sasges . . . etc.
etc.. . . Well sports fans the exhibitionist season is almost over and the big
question in tonight's matchup between The Ubyssey team and commerce is I
can The Ubyssey put it all together? There's no doubt they will win, but I
can they pile up the impressive tallies they've registered against opponents I
(namely themselves) in other pre-season play? The answer, and all the \
commentators know it, is: no F'ing way. Goodnight and play it clean. J
Items:  Nude man with blue shorts on head seen running across campus; Recall procedures for
student senators announced.
By Alan Doree
Bomarc Man replaces hero
Forget Superman, Batman, Gene Autrey, Lassie
and those other super heroes. Canada finally has a
crimefighter of its own.
No, it's not Guy Lombardo, Clarence Campbell or
Joey Smallwood — it's Bomarc Man!
High atop an abandoned two-storey sausage factory that now houses the Daily Journal of Cement,
Lime and Gravel Processing, an industrial
newspaper for the working man, a pair of eyes looked
down on the metropolis that is Metropolis.
They belong to an arrogant high-handed reporter
named Darius McTomb II.
In reality, however, McTomb is Bomarc Man, a
mild-mannered super hero responsible for crime-
fighting at the federal level of jurisdiction as defined
by the British North America Act and the 1926 International Halibut Fishing Agreement.
He is assisted by trusty sidekicks, Bilingual Boy
and Beaver Girl, responsible for provincial and
municipal crimefighting, respectively.
Suddenly the Bomarc phone lit up, the Bomarc sign
— a broken arrow — appeared in the sky and the
Bomarc toilet overflowed.
"Police Superintendent Elmer Innocence, that
lovable fumbling fool, needs our help again," said
Bomarc man as they rushed to the scene of the crime
on an ex-Regina transit system bus.
"The forces of evil are at work again," said
Superintendent Innocence when they arrived.
"Someone is spreading a vile, filthy rumor that the,
21st century does not belong to Canada."
"This could only be the work of that arch-fiend, Dr.
Bonaventure," gasped Bomarc Man. "This looks like
a job for the department of Indian affairs and northern economic development."
"Therefore, as a federal case, it's your responsibility, Bomarc Man," said Bilingual Boy.
"Au contraire," said Bomarc Man. "I would say we
should turn it over to Beaver Girl, since it's clearly a
provincial matter."
"And I," said the female super hero, "think we
should turn the whole thing over to Sergeant Preston
of the North West Mounted instead and move to the
States where we'd be well paid for doing this kind of
What kind of an asshole has the
Alma Mater Society elected as a
vice-president? Blankstein's
comments on Recreation UBC, if
quoted correctly are quite unbelievable. He claims Ed Gautschi
"has complete control of Rec UBC
and students on the committee
have no power." Yet at a meeting
held in December, Mr. Gautschi
suggested that it might be appropriate to reduce the Rec UBC
fee to $3 for those participating in
the second term only. However, by
unanimous vote, the students and
staff on the committee decided that
the $5 fee should be retained. This
was the second meeting called in
December — the first was cancelled because of a lack of a
How does Blankstein know
whether Gautschi listens to student
reps when he has failed to attend a
Since the AMS adopted the
resolution to work for administration-funding of the Rec
UBC program I have asked student
reps, on several occasions, what
their thoughts were on how we
could accomplish this goal. (I also
support the idea of administration
funding). The response, received
might best be described as
x apathetic.
Hopefully the new AMS members will be successful in obtaining
the funding required to allow
students to utilize the recreational
facilities. Just don't ask Gordon to
take too much of the responsibility!
Len Marchant,
student supervisor, Rec UBC
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers.
Letters should be signed and
Pen names will be used when the
writer's real name is also included
for our information in the letter or
when valid reasons for anonymity
are given.
Although an effort is made to
publish all letters received, The
Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
letters for reasons of brevity
legality, grammar or taste.
Letters should be addressed to
the paper care of campus mail or
dropped off at The Ubyssey office,
SUB 241 K.
We would like to point out
another inequity caused by the
Recreation UBC rip-off. Until Rec
UBC appeared, the Cecil Green
squash court was casually run by
Gerald Porter of the chemistry
department. Members were
required to pay $10 for lifetime
memberships. There was to be no
further charges. Each member
was issued a key and was able to
make reservations by phoning a
Miss Lewis at the War Memorial
gym. This system worked admirably.
With no notice, members
became aware that reservations
would no longer be accepted unless
the member also belonged to Rec
UBC. While a member of the
squash club may still enter the
building with his key, this is of little1*
use without a reservation. The
result: instead of a $10 lifetime
membership we now must pay $5 a
year while enrolled at UBC and $10
a year after we graduate.
For this extra money the squash
court has seen no improvement. As
far as we are aware, no lessons
have been offered by Rec UBC.
Rec UBC is taking our money and
offering nothing in return. We were
induced to'join the club by its low Tuesday, February 12, 1974
Pag* 5
cost; this has been negated by Mr.
Gautschi's    unilateral   action.
Perhaps he would care to explain.
Andy Croll
law 3
Rick Peck
law 3
Worms hurt
While in agreement with
Ruby Nemser's comments about
professor Mike Wallace, I can't
help but feel that a few local worms
will be offended by the suggestion
that he is a member of their
Gary MacKenzie
arts 3
I am thoroughly pissed off. Last
week I went into Brock hall to do a
few hours of studying, and I
couldn't find one carrall that
wasn't somebody's personal little
library. I think that those people
who have taken a very possessive
attitude to what should be for every
students' use, deserve to find their
books in the SUB lost and found.
Hector Humpmore
engineering 2
I am sincerely glad to see Lille
D'Easum is vitally concerned with
the environment. However I think
she missed the main point of Dr.
Pearson's Westwater lecture.
Ocean disposal was presented as
an alternative to various levels of
municipal sewage treatment, not
as a blanket solution to all types of
waste disposal problems. The
suitability of ocean disposal would
be evaluated for a given situation.
As was pointed out, why install
an expensive process to remove
heavy metals from a municipal
sewage if that particular sewage
contributes only five per cent of the
total source of heavy metals to the
local receiving waters? Do you
think the ecology of the receiving
waters is going to be altered by five
per cent more or less heavy
metals. Granted adverse effects
due to localized high concentrations in the vicinity of the
outfall may be avoided by the
removal of that five per cent. This
would be important if the area was
an oyster bed. However under
normal circumstances one would
have to be quite naive to pour
thousands of dollars a day down
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the drain just to protect a small
• bottom area in the vicinity of the
outfall. Money is better spent
removing heavy metals at the
source before they are diluted by
the rest of the municipal environment.
Dr. Pearson's talk concerned the
toxic effects of municipal sewage
in the ocean. When considering
municipal sewage disposal, we
don't have to worry about DDT
accumulation in South Pole
penguins, globs of tar in the mid-
Atlantic, radioactive wastes,
biological warfare agents, etc.
Have you flushed any of these
down your toilet lately. These
situations are of great concern but
not with respect to municipal
sewage disposal.
Rather than emotional arm
waving and sounding the alarm
one should approach matters with
rational, informed and constructive criticism.
Before I put forward my "rather
timid objection" at Dr. Pearson's
lecture, there were about 30
seconds of dead silence. If Lille
was a disturbed as she confesses, I
do not understand why she did not
take that opportunity to ask some
of her questions there, rather than
later in The Ubyssey.
Brian Blackwell
Positions are now open on the
following A.M.S. Committees for
Deadline for applications is
FEBRUARY 20, 1974
All applications should be submitted to the
Executive Secretary, S.U.B. Room 246, or phone
228-3971 for further information.
Take an Interest
The letter from Richard Stewart
in the Feb. 5 Ubyssey raises an
important point in relation to
medical student enrolment. In
Europe (with the exception of
Britain) large numbers of students
are enrolled in first year, but the
examination system is so designed
that only about one-sixth of these
actually graduate as physicians. In
one university in Italy with which I
am familiar, there 3,600 first-year
medical students for an average
graduating class of 300. This
system, as far as I can see, leads to
a tremendous waste of students'
The limitation at UBC is
primarily engendered by the
restricted clinical resources and
the fact that these are not at the
disposal of the university. In the
expectation that the new resources
becoming available through the
British Columbia Medical Centre
will make possible a great expansion of clinical teaching and
providing that synchronous expansion of basic science departments and of the operating budget
of the faculty is assured, we know
that we have at least 160 students
completely acceptable for entry
into medicine at this point of time.
I am sympathetic to the feeling
Mr. Stewart has that the
tremendous constraint on students
from British Columbia becoming
physicians, is such that at the
present time he has less than half
the chance of people of the same
age in other provinces of Canada of
getting into a medical school,
should be removed as soon as
possible. This can only be done if
the faculty of medicine is given the
potential to double in size and
admit 160 students a year. I am
grateful to Mr. Stewart for taking
the time to write his letter on this
David V. Bates
medical dean
What a shame it must to be as
jaded as Bernard Bischhoff.
Perhaps to carry his reasoning
further the best putdown he could
have dealt The Exorcist would
have been to have written no
review at all. The film would not
have benefitted from the publicity
and we readers would not have
been subjected to Bischoff's verbal
I'm afraid the only exorcist for
our amateur Clive Barnes is
Ronald MacDonald.
Peter Buxtton
Inyourown way.
In your own time.
Onyourown terms.
You'll take to the
taste of Players Filter.
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Tuesday, February 12, 1974
The B.C. education department
in conjunction with the federal
government is offering 30 bursaries    worth    $3,000    each    to
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English-speaking students wishing
to continue their studies at a
Canadian Francophone university
next year.
Recipients must agree to act as
a teaching assistant to an English
teacher for six to eight hours per
week, September through May, at
a secondary school near the
chosen university.
Each bursary includes return
air transportation to and from the
Application   forms   and   more
information are available by writing the French Programme Coordinator, Education department,
Victoria, B.C. (V8V 1X4).
All   applications   must   be  received in Victoria'by April 15.
Tween classes
Meeting, noon SUB 215.
General meeting, noon SUB 213.
Meeting, noon SUB 211.
General meeting, noon SUB 205.
Meeting for pray power so you can
turn on with us, noon, conference
room of the Lutheran Campus centre. '
Dr. Somebody Monroe will speak
on preventative medicine for cardiac
disease, noon IRC lecture hall one.
Film on mountain hiking in German, noon IH 402.
Rudy Wiebe of the University of
Alberta's English department will
read his work noon and 7:30 p.m.
in the SUB art gallery.
Phillip Clifton, a Chaldean priest,
will present a display all day in the
SUB art gallery of liturgical appointments used in B.C. over the past
100 years.
Wendy Stevenson of the League for
Socialist Action speaks on the LSA
and the feminist movement, 8 p.m.
1208 Granville.
The youth choir of the Doukhobor
community will take part in a program of poetry and jazz. This choir
is made up of UBC and Simon
Fraser University students. Music
begins at 7:30 p.m. in the SUB art
Rod Booth, a reverend of the
United Church, will speak about the
Middle East situation, 8 p.m. in the
fireside room of the Unitarian
Church, 49th and Oak.
A lecture on the forgotten kingdom,
noon SUB auditorium
Grant Clarke, a communal living
co-ordinator, will speak on emerging
creation, noon Buchanan 216.
UBC chamber players and guests,
noon Music building recital hall.
Meeting, noon SUB 105B.
Slides on Haiti and Jamaica, noon
Buchanan 205.
Come and listen to a tape of crisis
and new youth centre, noon, SUB
Open meeting, noon SUB clubs
Safety film, noon SUB 205.
Meeting of all volunteers, noon SUB
The eastern arctic and the narwhal
is the subject of a lecture by Dr.
Pierre Dow in the series Travels with
Zoologists, noon Bio Sciences 2000..
A disciple's service of love with
Sven Eriksson, noon SUB ballroom.
W. A. B. Douglas of the national
defense department will speak on
the beginnings of Canadian strategic
bombing (1916-1917), noon Buchanan 100. Douglas is the directorate
of history in the department.
Urgent meeting, noon IH television
Faculty recital with Eugene Wilson
on cello and Robert Evans playing
piano, 8 p.m. music building recital
hall. The University Symphony
Orchestra will perform noon in the
recital hall.
Film on Netsilik Eskimo Part II,
noon IRC lecture hall one.
Dr. Somebody Richardson on dental materials, noon dental clinic.
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"Challenges to Halakah:
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—presentation by Rabbi M. Hier
—student-led discussion to follow
Natalie Davis of the University of
California's history department will
speak on symbolic sexual inversion
and political disorder in early
modern Europe, noon Buchanan
General meeting, noon SUB 105B.
Rap session, 8 p.m. arts one blue
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Page 7
Bench vaults
Birds to 2nd
Everybody's heard of the old adage about how basketball games
should be only four minutes long — the last four minutes of a game.
A crowd of 700 to 800 people on Friday and Saturday night came
away from the war memorial gym firm converts of the wisdom in that
saying after watching UBC Thunderbirds win two games from the
University of Calgary by a total of five points.
The two wins, combined with Saskatchewan's two upset victories
over Victoria, gave the Birds sole position of second place.
Both nights the Birds had to come from well behind to catch the
visitors in the late stages of the game, and in both cases it was
somebody who came off the bench cold who gave the Birds the spark
they needed.
On Friday, converted guard Randy Allan replaced forward Darryl
Gjernes and scored 16 points to lead the Birds to a 72-68 victory. The
victory wasn't decided until the Dinos got into foul trouble in the final
minutes as both Brent Farch and league scoring leader Don Lamont
fouled out.
It was free throws that made all the difference, as the Birds, out-
scored from the floor, put up 20 points from the free throw line, compared with only four for Calgary.
On Saturday night the hero for UBC was sophomre guard David
Craig as he scored 12 second half points, including a pair in the hectic
last minute that saw the lead change four times before finally ending in
the Birds' favour.
Coach Skip Morgan whose Dinos are for all intents and purposes out
of the playoff picture — except for a series of games against Victoria
two weeks from now that could decide second place.
Morgan said the losses were a matter of not being able to adjust: to
the refereeing to Craig and to the Birds' 1-2-2 defence, which got
Calgary sufficiently rattled in the second half to allow the hosts to catch
up with them.
"Our mistake was not rotating on Craig," he declared ruefully."
"But I can't tell the team everything — they have to adjust by themselves out there."
Calgary stars Brent Farch and Don Lamont saw limited action
during the contests. Farch wasn't playing simply because "other guys
were playing so well lately," according to Lamont, who has averaged
almost 18 points a game to lead the league in scoring, was coming off an
illness and extended himself too much Friday in scoring 16 points. He
sat out most of the first half Saturday and only managed eight points in
the game.
Meanwhile, in the other dressing room, Birds coach Peter Mullins
was far from satisfied with his team's performance.
"Our shooting was awful. Usually when we shoot bad it's because
we're taking bad shots, but tonight they were taking good shots out there
— they just wouldn't go in. We should have put the game away long
before we did," said Mullins.
Next week the Birds take on the University of Lethbridge, and
sweeping those two games would practically, sew up second spot for
—ken kuramoto photo
BRIAN DEBIASIO scores his second goal of the game on Friday night against the University of Alberta en
route to the Bird's 7-6 triumph. DeBiasio scored two more Saturday including the winner with two seconds
to go as UBC defeated the Bears 4-3.
Trails to X-country Buying
The Varsity
Prospective skiers, when buying
equipment, should go where they
can find the best combination of
value for their money and good
service. Good service requires
responsibility for product defects
and quick good-quality repairs.
For the beginner skier, complete
downhill or cross-country outfits
can be had for reasonable prices.
Downhill equipment is more innovative, technologically complex
and thus more expensive. Crosscountry skiing is rapidly growing
in popularity due, among other
reasons, to better dispersion of
people, no lineups, access to scenic
country and the relative cheapness.
In cross-country a reasonable
package for the beginner, including skis, poles, bindings and
installations, can be bought for as
little as $40. Boots should add
another $25 or so.
Boots, the most important
consideration, should have flexible
soles and good quality leather that
bends comfortably across the top
of your foot when you go up on your
toes to push off. Beginners may
want an above-the-ankle cut for
more support, but Ihe experienced
or athletic types will enjoy a low-
Birds rally
for clutch
The Thunderbirds pulled some
sleight of hand in Edmonton
Friday and Saturday.
They won two hockey games 7-6
and 4-3, taking some pressure off
themselves and putting it on the
University of Alberta Golden
The wins began a four-game
series with the Bears for second
place and the last playoff berth in
Canada West. The Birds, now tied
with Alberta for second, needed
three wins to make the playoffs.
The Birds still must win one of
the two upcoming games Friday
and Saturday, but the pressure is
now on Alberta who must win both
games at the winter sports centre
this week.
Brian DeBiasio scored his
second of the night with two
seconds left Saturday, to give UBC
the win. Chuck Carignan and Rich
Longpre scored the other Bird
DeBiasio notched a pair on
Friday, while Bill Ennos scored a
hat trick and Yoshio Hoshino
added a single marker.
My Witnesses
12:30 P.M. - Tues. Feb. 19 - Buchanan 106
Documentary drama of Munich, Olympics
Terrorist strike, slain athletes, Jesus people march
Forty-five percent of the Engineering Undergraduate voted 83%
in favour of increasing the undergraduate fee to $4/yr. from the
present $3/yr. for the next 4 years.
No, No, Nanette"
Feb. 13 to 16
U.B.C. Old Auditorium
8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $3.00 & $3.50
Feb. 12-8:30 p.m. Feb. 14-12:30 p.m.
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cut for lightness and greater
flexibility. Make sure the heel
stays firm when you go up on your
toes and the foot doesn't wiggle
inside to avoid blisters.
Wood skis are still best in crosscountry, usually ash and beech
laminations, the better ones including hickory along the bottom
and ligna stone edges. The best
skis come from Scandinavia,
where it all started, although some
of the major downhill manufacturers make some good quality
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There are two kinds of bindings:
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is attached on either side of your
boot to some vertical plates which
swing down, catching your sole and
attaching to a claw on the front of
the ski. (You'll figure it out).
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Tuesday, February  12, 1974
Natl relevance sought
3 themes at NUS meet
REGINA (CUP) — Three
themes will dominate the fourth
national conference of the National
Union of Students as the
organization continues to formulate polices applicable to
students on a national level.
Simon Fraser University in
Burnaby will host the conference
scheduled for May 2-5.
The post-secondary education
government and legislation theme
will concentrate on producing
proposals for change in education
legislation NUS members can
work for.
The student financing and
legislation session will examine all
aspects of financing including a
special report on the needs of part-
Recall for Russians,
Yankees —
A student senator threatened
with impeachment said Monday
senator recall procedures are un-
Canadian and only occur in the
Soviet Union.
Arthur Hilliker, who has been
strongly criticized for his conservative behavior by outgoing by
Alma Mater Society president
Brian Loomes, said he believes the
whole idea of his being recalled
"is completely absurd."
Loomes said he was approached
about the possibility of Hilliker's
impeachment after the at-large
senator voted against a senate
motion to allow the arts undergraduate society rather than
the registrar conduct faculty
representative elections.
"Several students approached
me to see how he (Hilliker) could
be removed," he said.
"I think the only time this
(recalling) has happened is in the
Soviet Union," Hilliker said.
When asked about recall
procedures in the United States
Hilliker responded: "if you're a
Yankee, fine. I'm a Canadian. I'm
only aware of the Canadian
Hilliker denied any knowledge of
movements to have him recalled.
However, Loomes said a new
agreement between senate's rules
and order committee and the AMS
providing for recall procedures
resulted from Hilliker's senate
Loomes said he found there was
no recall provision so he approached the senate committee
Feb. 5 to see what could be done.
Currently, a recall election is
called if 10 per cent of the senator's
constituency sign a petition
requesting his or her recall. If the
official looses the election he is
removed from office. If the petition
fails he or she remains in office for
the remainder of the term and is
not subject to further recall
Loomes said the senate committee "tacticly agreed" to recall
provisions but could not formally
approve them since they would
contravene the Universities Act,
which sets a fixed term of three
years for all senators.
However, Loomes said the Act is
already violated partially since
student senators are only elected
for two year terms.
time students. NUS central
committee members hope to
present a proposal for a complete
overhaul of the current methods of.
student financing.
Student financing schemes are
currently the Canada student loan
plan, Canada manpower training
program, provincial bursaries,
loans and scholarships.
The third theme is participation:
making a working national union.
This will include discussing the
nature of internal relations between NUS and members' councils
and organizing NUS at the local
Non-stop working sessions and
committee meetings accented a
NUS central committee meeting in
Regina as delegates sought ways to
strengthen the organization and
make policy committees function
more effectively.
The meetings held Feb. 1-3, dealt
mainly with ways of restructuring
and streamlining the organization,
burdened with an unwieldy
structure built up in the last 1-1/2
Delegates were faced with
reformulating several important
standing committees including
financing post-secondary
education. The people elected to
the committees at the October,
1973, conference in Edmonton
failed to carry out their responsibilities, resulting in a lack of
policy in some areas.
Every standing committee was
reactivated with clearer guidelines
given to the co-ordinators of the
committees. The union's national
office will step up work gathering
information for the newly created
central research files. A deadline
of March 15 was set for completion
of every standing committee's
Quebecois culture may die out
French culture in Quebec is in
danger of dying out, a UBC history
professor said Friday.
In a discussion sponsored by the
Alma Mater Society speakers and
education committee, Charles
Humphries said there are two
reasons why the culture is dying —
rapidly decreasing birthrate and
large numbers of immigrants to
Quebec who speak English rather
than French.
He said the Quebec birthrate
dropped from a high level 200 years
ago to a zero population growth
level in the '60s. In his talk, he also
presented figures which indicated
most immigrants have English as
their first language.
These two factors, Humphries
said, will eventually make French
a minority language even in
Quebec — thus bringing about the
decline of the French culture in
Mike Andruff, commerce 3, has
been elected 1974-75 commerce
undergrad president on a promise
to increase ties with the business
Andruff, who defeated Mel
Reeves, also commerce 3, said his
main object will be to lay the
groundwork for a practicum
program where commerce
students could do apprenticeship in
business before they graduate.
Also elected were Lawrence
Cocke, commerce 3, treasurer;
Peter Bull, commerce, external
affairs and Alma Mater Society
council rep and Don Nilson,
commerce 2, vice-president.
Voter ' turnout was approximately 350 out of 1,300
students elegible, Andruff said.
In the discussion which followed,
several people argued that the
decisive factor in the future of
Quebec is economics rather than
In order to take control of their
destiny, the people of Quebec must
first take over control of their
economy from foreign based
corporations, they argued.
Said one speaker: "Making
language the main issue will help
bring about a reactionary civil war
between English and French
speaking workers."
Another speaker claimed that
when Quebecers control their own
economy they will be in a much
stronger position to preserve their
culture and language.
Credit union to reduce
mortgages by 60 per cent
A proposed credit union for Vancouver could reduce mortgage rate
by up to 60 per cent, an organizer said Monday.
Miles Ruggles of the Committee of Young Canadians said his group
hopes to involve about 60 groups to help in a feasibility study for the
He said the proposed union will be modelled after the Caisse
D'Economie des Travaillerurs Reunis in Quebec. The caisse uses its
members' earnings to finance food, housing and production co-ops.
Ruggles said it would pay more interest than a normal credit union
and could provide low interest loans.
He said the credit union would be based on the co-ops within Vancouver. He said the organizing groups hope to eventually make contact
with trade unions.
Ruggles said the Waterfront Consumers' Co-op, the Fed-Up Co-op,
The Federation of Anti-Poverty groups, the Federation of Learning
Options, the Women's Health Collective and the East End Cultural
Centre are all involved in the organizing effort.
Ruggles said the Quebec union has assets of about $2 million. He
said that because the co-op could provide housing loans interest free,
mortgage prices would drop by about 60 per cent.
The purpose of the co-operative credit union is to ensure that "goods
and services basic to survival... be removed from the speculative
market," Ruggles said. The eventual goal is to set co-operatives in the
production of food, clothing, education and health areas thus
eliminating the production of surplus value for necessities and thereby
lowering prices.
The credit union would be more than a financial institution Ruggles
said. Study groups would be formed in each sector of the credit union to
analyze value, price and profit. They would eventually form credit
committees which would formulate policy on where the credit union
should invest, he said.
In order to begin, however, Ruggles said the organizing group is
looking for a financial analyst, preferably in fourth year commerce.
"The King of Schnorrers"
presentation by
Errol Durbach, Dept. of English
WED., FEB. 13       8:30 P.M.
Thursday, Feb. 14
S.U.B. Auditorium: 12:30,3:30
Totem Park: 7:00, 9:00
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to submit "Application for Graduation" cards (two) to the
Registrar's Office (Mrs. Kent) immediately. This includes
students who are registered in a year not normally considered
to be a graduating year (e.g. Combined B.Sc./M.D. or
B.Com./LL.B.) but who are expecting to complete a degree
programme this Spring.
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application for his degree. The list of candidates for graduation
to be presented to the Faculty and to the Senate for approval
is compiled from these application cards.
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The U.B.C. Grad Class of 1974 is open for applications for
the disbursement of the grad class gift fund.
To be eligible for consideration the applications must be
in some way affiliated with the university community at large.
The Grad Class will not direct any funds to benefit political or
religious organizations or to the furthering of political ends.
Applications must be of one hundred (100) words or less
and contain a brief description of the object, scope and budget
of the proposal. Name, address and phone number must also
be included.
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Class Council - Box 118, SUB - not later than February 18,
1974. At this time applications will be reviewed by the Grad
Council for presentation to the Grad Class.
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