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The Ubyssey Nov 16, 1978

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 Volrich and NPA sweep i
The well-greased Non-Partisan
Association machine rolled to
victory Wednesday night, reelecting mayor Jack Volrich and
electing six aldermen to city
council. Vancouver's slide to the
right also saw the virtual
decimation of The Electors Action
Movement, with only Marguerite
Ford, a right-wing TEAM candidate, winning a seat on the 11-
seat council.
But although a predominantly
anti-ward council has been elected,
Vancouverites  also  voted  51   per
cent in favor of a ward system for
electing aldermen.
Volrich handily defeated TEAM
candidate May Brown in his bid to
regain the mayor's chair. Wednesday night, with 128 of 132 polls
reported in, Volrich had polled
43,188 votes  to  Brown's  27,909.
The scene at NPA headquarters
in the Four Seasons Hotel was
The double knit and double-
chinned NPA crowd greeted
Volrich with a roar as he entered
the crowded hall to give his victory
The grease in the mayor's hair
shone with a rare brilliance in the
light of the TV cameras as he strode
to the podium.
Volrich told the well-heeled
crowd that the key to Vancouver's
future is growth and development.
He said that during his previous
term he had tried to keep the city's
spending under control and called
his election a turning point for
"I feel that growth and
development are good for our city
and we should establish a postive
attitude towards growth and
development," he said.
In reference to aldermen sitting
on the previous council he said:
"unfortunately we are being
continued to be held back by people
with a negative attitude."
He made a strong appeal to the
new council to begin work on a
rapid transit system for Vancouver.
"I hope we will be able to stop
spinning our wheels and doing more
meaningless studies."
In spite of a vehement campaign
against a ward system, Volrich
pledged his support in implementing such a system if :he
voters approved it. "If there is a
majority in favor of the ward
system a commission will be set up
to study it. If the voters show they
are in favor I will set up a
mechanism to implement it,"
Volrich said.
See page 2: VOLRICH
Kenny caper
'cuts the cake'
Vol. LXI, No. 26    VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1978
Last week's reappointment of
UBC administration president
Doug Kenny "seemed a little
strange" and sets a dangerous
precedent for power politics,
university sources said Wednesday.
"It was handed down from on
high. They'll have us back to the
1950's before we know where we
are," one source said.
"We need (former student
radical) Stan Persky. Where are
you? We need you," he said.
Kenny's reappointment was
passed hastily at a Nov. 7 board of
governors meeting and was not
included in the meeting's agenda,
another source said. He said board
chairman Ian Greenwood announced at the end of the meeting
that a board review committee had
finished its report and decided to
reappoint Kenny for an extended
three-year term after his five-year
term expires in 1980.
No report was distributed and no
faculty members or students were
consulted on the move.
"It was an unfortunate
procedure that can have a serious
effect on the university," faculty
association president Olav
Slaymaker said Wednesday. "It
weakens the president's position."
Slaymaker said the board showed
"poor style" in violating 20 years
of tradition by not consulting
professors or students about the
"We've written a letter of dismay
and shock to the board of governors," he said, "it could be
demoralizing to the community if
it's not thought to be necessary to
consult them."
He said it is technically possible
for the board of governors to
reappoint a UBC president according to the provincial
Universities Act. He added that he
still objects to this method of
reappointment, although he feels
no sense of opposition to Kenny
Kenny said he did not consider it
appropriate to discuss his reappointment. He said he has a cardinal rule to absent himself from
the board when the  president is
TWO MORE YEARS of "Seiko Jack" Volrich were assured Vancouver
residents as next best thing to Tricky Dicky swept to victory. Lapsing into
Nixonian pose, Volrich promised to bomb Cambodia and mine Hanoi harbor before annexing the Sudetenland. Volrich seemed sure of strong right-
— peter menyasz pioto
wing Civic Non-Partisan Association backing in council, with six NPA candidates likely aldermen as The Ubyssey went to press. The ward sys:em
also appears doomed to defeat with 51 per cent in favor vote and anti-ward
council elected. Watch out!
CUPE coup shocks campus local exec
Members of the UBC local of the
Canadian Union of Public Employees are defying a takeover bid
by the union's national office.
In a surprise move, the national
office removed local 116 president
Ken Andrews and three other local
officials, and replaced them with
regional director Ray Mercer and
national representative Mike
But  Andrews   says   the   local,
NPA leaves TEAM to play solitaire
.■In ariiitym of Ihe civic elections
Ihe C mc Ni»n-Par[isan .-Vsoeiaiion ha< dun. in m\
>ears what ihe Social C. icilu Pany took onl\ thicc
\cai<i io do m [lie provincial le\el — undone die \oicis'
lfltv.ni J turn in 19"2 elections.
T hat * j-> the >ivir \n Phillip1' and I he Elector" Ac-
liou Mo»enicn. decimated ihe NP-\ just ihiee month-.
.ilie> ".he NDP mined nut the Soi.reds.
The leli-liheiai 'I l--\\1"s hilp ol i_u> lull w.i» 'loosened in ll'~4 and 19~h. bin imw l"I  \\1 liu-- been lOiisign-
cd to the electoral wilderness — in a perhaps more permanent manner than the NDP's 1975 loss.
l    Pic comparison is apt when one considers that the
NP\s campaign liieramie was the same coku .is
Socred liieramie.
Bui n-AM linds iuell on the ropes this morning no:
because ii is too lar lefi - but because it has been too
liberal and loo pooil> organized.
I PAM «, js loo libeial because it lei a man like Ju.k
Volrich succeed Phillips as lis mayoiai candidate in
IV6 Vulri.h dearly stood to the iigln. e\en ol ihe
fii/zilv-Jefined 11 -VM of ITft. ,md he made no .-cerei
ol the lJv.i chat he would have ancpicd an M'\
iioinin.i'.iori thai sear it I [-.AM Jidn1: endorse inm
Bv ihe time Volrich lelt  IhAM at the labor dav
See page 12:
representing 1,600 UBC employees,
will defy the order and plan to carry
on as usual.
Neither Kramer or Mercer would
comment Wednesday. Kramer's
secretary read a prepared statement
saying: "We will not go to the press
in this matter as it is an internal
problem and we intend to keep that
Andrews said Wednesday the
union constitutuon gives the
national office the authority to
remove local executives only if
thereis just cause for dismissal, but
added the national office has so far
failed to give one.
The national office said the move
was a result of unspecified
problems with the local, he added.
The two sides met late Wednesday night, but details - were
unavailable at press time.
Andrews said the UBC local had
been withholding a "token"
amount of union dues for about a
year, because of dissatisfaction
with services provided by the
national office.
Andrews, who has also been the
local's business manger for seven
years, said the local helped its
members in grievance cases and
compensation claims, which are
normally handled by the national
union branch.
The local campus office did
much of the servicing because the
work could be done more quickly,
he added.
CUPE is Canada's largest union,
representing mainly blue collar
workers in civic governments and
public institutions.
Andrews said local 116 is a
member of the "western caucus", a
group of self-servicing locals
unhappy  with   national   servicing. Page 2
Thursday, November 16, 1978
Volrich, NPA romp fo civic win       *   *
From page 1
Volrich, who was clearly intoxicated by the euphoria of the
moment or by drinks at the
swinging party high up in the hotel,
told the audience he also intedns to
set up a new government structure
between the school board and city
council. "I think it is important
that we have a new understanding
with the school board," he said,
adding that he would like the
council to have some control over
the school board budget.
Volrich also said he will be
setting up a committee to organize
the city's centennial celebrations in
angers faculty
From page 1
discussed. Kenny denied any
association with the board's review
committee and claimed that he did
not know who the members were.
"I'm not privy to that. I think
it's clearly inappropriate," he said.
Kenny said he was first appointed
by an advisory board committee of
over 20 faculty and board members, alumni and students.
One university source said it
would have showed a little more
concern for faculty and students if
they had been consulted for the
recent reappointment.
"Next time around, will they (the
board) appoint one themselves? If
they have the power to reappoint a
president, do they have the power
to appoint one?"
He said faculty and students
fought a battle in the 60's against
the administration's power politics
and a "creeping tendency" towards
this problem is happening today.
"Here we are in 1978 and it's all
gone down the tube," he said.
Greenwood was not available for
1110 Seymour St.
1986. "Who knows, I may still be
mayor then," he said.
The scene was different at TEAM
headquarters at the Bayshore Inn.
A calm, controlled May Brown told
a subdued group of supporters that
the election marks the rebirth of
TEAM. "I wish him (Volrich) well
the next few years. I think we ran
an excellent campaign. TEAM has
shown that it is a force in the city
and was revitalized in this campaign. You are going to hear a lot
about TEAM in the next few
years," she said.
But the mood amongst her 200
workers was less upbeat and some
were crying. But she also praised
the ward plebiscite results.
"The ward plebiscite results
show that many, many thousands
of peopel want to be involved in
community government, and that's
what TEAM stands for. We will
devote ourselves to positive issues
brought out in the campaign. I've
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worthwhile and we'll be back,"
Brown said.
But in an interview later with The
Ubyssey, Brown took a tougher
stance and betterly attacked the
Committee of Progressive Electors
for their campaign strategy.
She said that because COPE
attacked TEAM and not the NPA
during the campaign, they assured
the election of an NPA council.
"COPE in effect has elected the
NPA tonight. COPE didn't care if
we had a right wing council or not.
COPE has a lot to answer for. "
At press time, all the polls had
not reported in but the winners of
the 10 council seats were clear.
Harry Rankin (COPE), Warnett
Kennedy (NPA), Helen Boyce
(NPA), Michael Harcourt (independent), George Puil (NPA), Bernice
Gerard (NPA), Darlene Marzari
(independent),   Marguerite   Ford
(TEAM), Doug Little (NPA) and
Don Bellamy (NPA) were elected.
Bruce Eriksen narrowly missed obtaining a council seat losing out to
The final results for school board
and park board were not available
at press time but it appears the majority of seats on both boards will
go to NPA candidates.
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STUDENT UNION BUILDING   -    Stuart Clark, Manager 228-9021
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING - George Peirson, Manager 224-1361 Thursday, November 16, 1978
Page 3
Nurses sick of contract delay
UBC's registered nurses are continuing their fight with the university administration about fringe
benefits conditions in their next
contract, after voting 92 per cent in
favor of strike action last week.
"The nurses are all waiting.
They're mad and we think rightly
so,"    Jerry   Miller,    Registered
Nurses'    Association   of   B.C.
spokesman said Wednesday.
"The university is being
unreasonable. They're creating an
unpleasant atmosphere," he said.
Miller said negotiations between
the association and the university
broke down Tuesday after a
previous bargaining session in early
November ended in a heated contract dispute.
"In about late October they gave
us a final offer as a package, a take
it or leave it deal. We withdrew and
took a strike vote Nov. 9."
The nurses demanded a four per
cent wage increase in the second
year. Miller said the association
presented   written   proposals   to
UBC, but the university refused to
discuss them.
The RNA represents 175 nurses
at UBC's extended care hospital,
psychiatric unit and student health
After the nurses withdrew from
negotiations, university negotiators
contacted them and said they wish-
STARTLED CAFETERIA DINERS completely forgot slop on trays when
belly-dancing entertainment began on Friday in SUB food trough. Food
services, in apparent attempt to improve digestability of food without actually altering or improving quality, scheduled performance to stop belly-
—peter menyasz photo
aching from disgruntled students. Rumors that dance was merely publicity
stunt to introduce new food services brand of Turkish delight later proved
to be unfounded.
'SFA' admission standards go at SFU
Tuition isn't the only thing going
up these days, as high school
students hoping to enroll at Simon
Fraser University will soon find out.
Entrance requirements are also
on the rise, according to SFU director of admissions Alan McMillan,
and the new regulations will bring
their standards up to those of UBC
and UVic.
"All   three   (universities)   will
parallel each other," McMillan said
Wednesday, "although there will
still be some difference in the way
they calculate the high school
McMillan said that UBC takes
grade 11 and 12 marks into consideration for admission while SFU
takes the students average from
grade 12 only.
"Actually we experienced a 7.7
per cent increase this fall in enrolment," he said. "It's possible there
may be some impact eventually, but
the main concern here was the
students' general ability to handle
The announcement of higher admission standards Monday night
came as a surprise to some, taking
into consideration the dropping
enrollment in Canadian unversities.
Senate stalls student move
A motion to fill a student vacancy on the UBC
senate nominating committee was stalled by senate at
their meeting Wednesday night.
The motion, by law senator Eric Warren, to appoint
education senator Frank Lee to the committee was
criticized by associate dean of arts John Stager for
being contrary to a motion passed by senate at their
last meeting.
Senate had voted to leave the student position on the
nominating committee vacant due to an apparent lack
of student interest.
The nominating committee is responsible for
nominating senators to sit on all other senate committees.
Senate voted to refer Lee's appointment to the
committee back to the nominating committee for
In    other    senate   business,    the    controversial
mathematics 111 course was finally given senate
The course combines Math 100 with Math 12.
Faculties that require Math 12 for admission will
only give one and one half units of credit for the new
course, and all other faculties will give three units for
the course.
Senate also considered changes in education faculty
admission requirements.
The proposed changes are that students will only be
able to enter third year education if they have 65 per
cent average in their best 24 units of coursework, and
that students will only be able to enter the fifth year
special and secondary education programs if they have
a 65 per cent average in their best 24 units of senior
The proposals were referred to the senate admissions committee for consideration before being
returned to senate for approval.
Questioned on the wisdom of
such a move, McMillan said he
doubted SFU's enrolment would be
McMillan stressed that motivation for the better standards came
from within SFU, and not from the
provincial government or any other
external source.
"We hadn't reviewed admissions
requirements for several years," he
said, "and there was a lot of general
comment on campus that they
should be looked at."
McMillan said the existing SFU
regulations require a C average in
English 12 and two additional grade
12 subjects, plus math 11 and
algebra. By the time the new regulations are fully implemented
students will need a C plus average
for admission, but it is calculated
from all 10 subjects the student
takes in grades 11 and 12.
Another difference between the
two systems, said McMillan, is that
UBC leaves final admission up to
the individual faculty, whereas SFU
has a general admissions procedure
for all undergraduate facilities.
"Undoubtably some students will
still meet UBC's requirements that
won't meet ours, and vice versa,"
said McMillan.
ed to resume contract talks, Miller
These talks ended Tuesday.
"Nothing's changed. Strike
notice has not been served. We're
waiting for a meeting to be set up,"
said Miller.
University spokesman Jim
Banham said Wednesday the
university and the nurses will continue direct negotiations and will
call in a mediator only if no progress is made.
Clark Gilmour of the mediation
services' commission has been appointed as mediator, Miller said.
Banham said wages are not involved in the current negotiations
because the university met the
nurses' wage increase demands.
UBC has agreed to a four per cent
increase in the current year and a six
per cent increase in the following
year for registered nurses' wages, he
The current dispute concerns fringe benefits, according to
He said fringe benefit discrepancies exist between the nurses' current university contract and a
master agreement which applies to
all employees in the health industry
outside UBC.
There are 24 items which give
superior benefits in one contract
but not another, said Banham, and
these points are being examined.
He said the union clarified its
stand on fringe benefits Tuesday in
a meeting with UBC and will
resume discussions in a future
meeting after studying the situation.
"The people in employee relations are very hopeful the problem
will be resolved shortly and a new
contract will be made," he said.
Cap College
halt battle
Capilano College's teaching staff
has called off a threatened strike
that would have cancelled classes
for about 3,000 students after
reaching a tentative contract
agreement with the college ad-
College principal Paul Gallagher
said Wednesday that the details of
the agreement will not be made
public until ratified by the faculty
union and the administration.
"We will now take the tentative
agreements to our constituents for
ratification. And during this period
the details of the contracts can't b<:
let out," said Gallagher.
He said he is hopeful that th<:
ratifications will be reached by
Nov. 21.
Wanda Tilley, spokeswoman for
the college faculty association, said
the contract terms were accepted by
the faculty at a meeting Tuesday
but a formal vote will be held next
She said the terms wers
satisfactory although not quite
what the faculty had wanted.
The main issue of equal pay for
temporary instructors was resolved
within the contract by offering
them regular pay after two full-time
years of teaching.
Until regular pay is introduced
the contract offers a four per cent
increase in the first year.
The contract also calls for the
formation of a union-management
committee to decide which of the
157 temporary positions will
become permanent jobs.
The college council has yet to
approve the offer and getting the
members together could prove
difficult, Tilley said. Page 4
Thursday, November 16, 1978
The reappointment of administration president Doug Kenny
for a further three-year term has incensed almost everyone in
the university community from the president of the faculty
association down to lowly student politicos. A remarkable feat.
Kenny himself is not the issue. There is little doubt that the
faculty would have supported Kenny for another term. The issue
is the high-handed manner in which the board took upon itself
the authority to reappoint the president in contravention of a
time-honored democratic method for approving university
Technically the board was entirely within its rights to grant
Kenny another term without consultation. The provincial
Universities Act gives the board that authority.
But faculty and students have been led to believe during the
past 20 years that they are to consulted in the appointment of
administration personnel.
When Kenny was first appointed over three years ago, he was
chosen by a 24-person selection committee which included
faculty members and students.
The board's decision last week sets a precedent that could
pave the way for further arbitrary appointments in the future.
The whole operation is all the more ham-fisted as there was
little danger of an advisory committee rejecting Kenny's reappointment. It was in the bag.
The extent of the damage done to relations between the administration and the rest of the community is most clearly
demonstrated by the comments of the normally staid faculty
Association president Olav Slaymaker termed the fiasco "an
unfortunate procedure that can have a serious effect on the
university. We've written a letter of dismay and shock to the
board of governors," he said.
The board's actions are also unacceptable in light of the fact
that the university will soon be conducting reviews of two
faculties. If the positions of professors, staff and the faculties
themselvs are to be reviewed, why should the university's administration be above a similar process?
The board's recent actions indicate a style of governing
that merits close examination in the future.
Recently Ubyssey readers may have detected a shift in the
types of issues covered in the pages of this paper. Since the
Pacific Press dispute closed down the Vancouver Sun and Province two weeks ago we have been trying to fill part of the news
vacuum by keeping students informed on some of the major
issues in the Vancouver area.
Last week we offered special features on the Socialist International and the Vancouver city election campaign. Although the
Vancouver Express, the spunky paper which grew out of the
newspaper dispute, has filled the news vacuum well, they do
not publish Thursdays so we have taken that opportunity to
focus on the election results today.
While our off-campus coverage will be increased during the
strike, campus events and issues will of course, remain our top
NOVEMBER 16, 1978
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those-of the staff and not of the
AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian
University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in
room 241K of the Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Mike Bpcking
"Oh no" cried Bill Tieleman as the election streamed into Election Central, that bloodthirsty guttersnipe is going to be re-elected." At this startling revelation Heather Conn and Mike Bocking let out a
spine-tingling primal scream as a startled Tom Hawthorn looked on. So frightened were Kevin Griffin
and Glen Schaefer that they leaped into the outstretched arms of the intrepid Peter Menyasz. "Gad-
zooks" ejaculated Verne McDonald as he hurled an unidentified object at the family duo, Julie and
Geof Wheelwright. Not wanting to be left out of the action Marcus Gee and Chris Gainor hurled
typewriters, copy, and empty beer bottles at the vite voice machine that was spewing out the election
results. When a cool, calm collected Jeff Rankin asked a bemused Steve Howard "What election?" no
one was surprised. Don Maclntyre, Paul Wilson, and Kevin Finnegan completed the scene with the
perceptive observation: "But we thought the football game was tonight."
V 4
AMS rides high horse
As every UBC student knows,
university life is not just studying
and books. There comes a time
during the week when the student
must get away from the monotony
of schoolwork and "blow off some
steam." He or she may prefer the
off campus night life but many
students get involved in campus
organizations such as Intramurals,
VOC, Ski Club, their respective
undergraduate societies, etc.
Unfortunately, the AMS does
not (in any real sense of the word)
lend any moral support to these
organizations. Why doesn't the
AMS executive get off its high
horse and come down to earth.
Heck, I know Paul Sandhu (AMS
president) goes to AUS meetings
but does he ever go to home ec,
nursing or commerce meetings to
show he cares? Or even pretend to
care? Most likely not. The trouble
is the AMS executives are so caught
up in their political rhetoric,
idealisms, pseudo power-tripping
and the prestige they get from
calling president Kenny by his first
name; that they forget the most
important entity in the AMS — the
average student.
I sincerely believe that if the
AMS executive went to some
undergraduate society meetings and
social  functions and got  on  the
good side of some of their more
active and influential members (not
necessarily executives), the fee
referendum would have passed by a
landslide, even with the so-called
EUS block vote. Also it would have
been a very good method of
recruiting members for SRA
committees and it would have given
the AMS some credibility. No
longer would you hear, "Who are
Paul Sandhu, Gary Waters, and
Glenn Wong? Are they people The
Ubyssey makes up?"
It could be that the AMS does
not need a new constitution: All the
AMS needs is a new point of view
from the people who run it. Or
maybe it does need the "Short"
constitution with an executive
chosen at large. An executive who
wants to first bring back school
spirit in the form of attendance at
football games, campus-wide
dances, etc. Then work on getting
people on committees.
Even with the present constitution, it's not too late. With the
upcoming Shrum Bowl, the AMS
can show its leadership in school
spirit, as well as in politics, by
having the entire council out at
Empire Stadium cheering the T-
Birds on (with a little politicking
done discreetly on the side).
It is not that the average students
UBC shafts UEL
Is it "UBC outreach" or "UBC
outrage"? Several years ago UBC
president Douglas Kenny announced that the university was about to
embark upon a program of
reaching out to its community.
Shortly after the Kenny announcement, a proposal for high
rise development on the UEL
precipitated controversy and concern about potential damage to the
UEL environment. The controversy
was sufficently powerful to
motivate the minister of environment to commission a study intended to prepare a conceptual plan for
the future of the UEL.
In flagrant disregard of the study
as well as community sentiment,
UBC began construction of a major
hospital complex. While plans for a
university and industry partnership
in a "discovery park"  are being
worked out, the university consorts
with the endowment lands management to construct a public service
building at Pearkes and Agronomy
All of these university related
developments have proceeded
without impact studies or community consultation. The law does
not require impact studies or community consultation. But would it
have been so difficult (so costly) for
UBC to do more than the law requires? Has the university no moral
responsibility toward residents in
the surrounding community?
If we can't look to our universities to set an example of corporate
responsibility, where can we look?
The UEL Tenants Society wants
clarification; is it "UBC outreach"
or "UBC outrage"?
Sharon DeWreede
are apathetic about the AMS: It is
because these students do not want
anything to do with a bunch of
megalomaniacs. Get out of your
offices AMS Hacks and come down
to earth!!! Get the student to "blow
off some steam" in the form of
good, old-fashioned UBC spirit and
you'll get support for almost
anything you want.
Joe Uyesugi,
EUS president '77-78
Blue flick
not sick
Re: letter from M. Pickelman
("Filmsoc perverts repulse", of the
Nov. 7 issue of The Ubyssey). I can
remember being bored by Woody
Allen's Everything . . . but that,
alas, is no reason for me or anyone
to react in the silly manner that
Pickelman does. Pickelman is a
"morally concerned citizen" —
well, so am I. And I am morally
outraged at Pickleman's call for so-
called decency, and the even more
objectionable call for censorship
(by the projectionists). While the
"puerile minds at impressionable
ages" may be in the gutter,
Pickelman's mind is in the dark
(head firmly entrenched in the
sand, eyes tightly closed).
It is neither sexist nor degrading
(Pickelman says "degradative",
whatever that means) to enjoy the
sight of a nude body of the gender
the viewer is sexually attracted to.
(The trick is to be able to tell the
difference between one's sexual
attraction and the person's worth as
a human being). Much less so is it
degrading if the nude body is used
as a background for a satire on
sexual mores (and other things
sexual) like Everything . . .
Pickelman, no one forces you to
see these movies; so please, stop
being so self-righteous, and stop
shoving your repressive brand of
morality down the throats of
others. We all, even those we regard
as perverts, deserve respect as
human beings.
Eric Warren,
law 3 Thursday, November 16, 1978
Page 5
Letters help political prisoners
Nearly every day of the week we
pick up our newspapers and read of
yet another violation of human
rights. Cambodia, Uganda, the
USSR — the list of countries is long
— the violations ranging from improper, rigged or non-existent
trials, to outright genocide.
Depressing and revolting: the more
one reads, the more disheartened
one becomes.
"What can I do about it?" many
wonder. They stand idle, reasoning
to themselves that, since it seems
impossible to put a complete end to
man's inhumanity to man, they
shall do nothing.
The real tragedy of the situation
is that there is much that can be
done. In fact, in human rights it is a
person's individual actions that
make the difference. One cannot rely on large organizations to do the
work of caring for other people.
h is not true that world leaders,
let alone petty officials, operate in
a vacuum — all respect and fear
publicity. They wish to appear
humane, and therefore when faced
with concrete proof and an individual demand for explanation
and/or action, they often respond.
Amnesty UBC makes available
information on human rights
violators both to members and non-
members. This information comes
from the peace prize winning,
world-wide human rights group,
Amnesty International. But the information is useless unless people
This week Amnesty UBC is again
offering to the students at UBC the
chance to take action for human
rights. Three form letters (on behalf
of prisoners of conscience in the
People's Democratic Republic of
Yemen, Rhodesia, and Syria) will
be available at Amnesty UBC's
booth in the SUB main concourse.
The booth will be open today,
tomorrow, and Wednesday to Friday next week from 12:30 to 1:30
Form letters are better than no
action at all, and in many situations
AI has seen them to have an amazing effect. However, personal letters are more effective. For those
who have the time to spare and wish
to work within Amnesty UBC actively, workshops in personal letter-
writing are given. The next letter-
writing workshop is Wednesday,
November 22 (next week) in SUB
212A. More information about
these and about the form letters is
available at the SUB booth.
I will conclude by giving a quick
review of one situation: that of
forgotten prisoners in the People's
Democratic Republic of Yemen
The PDRY is a small communist
nation on the tip of the large Arabian Peninsula. An underdeveloped
country, this non-oil producing nation has attracted little attention
over the violations of human rights
that have occurred within its
borders. Since the PDRY became
independent (1967), hundreds of
people have disappeared without a
trace. Despite persistent enquiries,
their families have been unable to
find out whether the person in question is dead or is detained in a particular prison.
Bahadin Ahmad Muhammad is
one of those who have disappeared.
Born in 1938, he returned to his
country   in   1967   after   studying
Back to school. Exams. Christmas. More classes, more exams and
graduation. And next...
Right now you are probably thinking about the past several years and
what you have to look forward to after graduation.
While you' re at it, consider the personal growth and satisfactions you
could experience at Procter & Gamble — a leader in the consumer
products industry. We regard training and development as our most
basic responsibility because we promote strictly from within Procter
& Gamble. We know of no way to train people to become managers
other than to have them learn by doing.
Economics, history, psychology — our managers include diverse
backgrounds. More important than your specific field of study are
such basics as intelligence, leadership ability, innovativeness, and a
solid track record of achievement.
On November 20, 1978 at 12:30 p.m., our representatives from the
advertising department will deliver a half-hour presentation on the
success ofone of our major brands. An informal question and answer
discussion will follow.
Location: Room 415, Henry Angus Building.
Later the same day, November 20, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., our
representatives will be available again to discuss informally opportunities in the advertising department, the marketing heart of Procter
& Gamble.
Location: Room 226, Henry Angus Building.
From 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., our representatives will be downtown to
give students a further chance to learn about career opportunities in
the advertising department at Procter & Gamble. Refreshments will
be served.
Location: Aspen Room, Four Seasons Hotel,
Georgia and Howe.
As a first step, we invite you to visit your placement office and obtain
a copy of our literature. Additional information is also available in the
library file in the placement office.
Plan to be at our presentation and our pre-recruiting session — no
appointment necessary, drop in any time.
abroad for several years. During
1968 and 1969 he was subjected to
several short arrests — the reasons
for which were not given — and
held in Al Mansura prison. He is
reported to have been tortured. In
March 1972 Bahadin married. A
week later he answered the door at
his sister's home and never returned. Eighteen others disappeared
that night; no one knows why.
PDRY authorities deny knowledge
of him, yet offered 200 shillings a
month to his family — a sum normally given to relatives of those
judicially executed.
Letters appealing on behalf of
Bahadin and the others are at he
Amnesty booth. Personal appeals
are more than just valiant gestures
— they get results.
Fraser East on
president Amnesty UIIC
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Thursday, November 16, 1978
'Tween classes
General meeting, noon, SUB 224.
Coffee house fo- cjdv women and men,  noon.
SUB 212
Folknite,    8    p.m.,    International    House    coffeepiace.
Trutch   herns*-   cell   meeting,   5:30   p.m.,   SUB
Women's arup-'i , noon. SUB 130
Letters n\jn\'ali'-'i O" oehal' of prisoners o' cons
c:ence. noon    S'JR main concours.
Lecture  on   C^na  atte'  Mao  Tse-tung.   noon
Buch   320
Drfnce cidbs. tj.3d tr   9 r,.rr.     SUB ?"'.
Atier eight gathering, 8 p.m., SUB 20
Fully documented film of Black  Panther leade'
Eld ridge   Cleaver   with   discussion,   7.30   p.m.,
Lutheran Campus Centre.
l y nerdl myelin 4   no in    SUB 21
Panel discussion on Career opportunities in
business, finance, real estate, and insurance,
noon, Buch. 106.
Bible study, noon. SUB 125.
Richard Roydhouse speaks on hazards in dentistry, noon, IRC 1
Practice deDate for University of Victoria tournament, noon. Buch. 204
Tom, Sman speaKS' on Glorifying God noon,
Angus 104
General meeting, noon   SUB 21 £j.
Womens drop-in, noon, SUB 13*'
happv   hour   with   free  admission   tor   members
and a 50 charge for non-members. 4 p.m., Cecil
G'een Pa-
Mandarin ciass, noon, Angus 221
F m     rean rij   uv   ranadiar    pof t   d it    nnvelis
Robert Kroetsch. noon, Buch   204.
General meeting, noon, SUB 212.
UBC   versus   University   of   Alberta.
Physical Education complex.
Practice debate for University of Victoria tourna-
meni, noon, SUB 21!
Sports  nigh:,   7:30  to  9:30  pm.,   TnunderOtrd
Winter Snorts Comoiex gym /■'
Women's droo-m   noon   SUB 13L
ben«ra! meeting   noon. SUb 130
Guest  speaker provincial  ieade-   v'.c  Stephen o
noon, SUB 212
Supper and Ernes: Willy speaks anou> Indiana
and iand, 6 p.m.   Lutheran Campus Ontr.
informal discussions   noon   SUB 113
Student Administrative
Applications will be received for the
position of:
at the A.M.S. Business Office. Rm. 266, S.U.B.
Applications close 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17th. 1978.
Application may be picked up at Rooms 246 & 266 S.U.B.
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and UK for me
If you think it's time to take advantage of the welfare state instead
of bitching about it, then you
should find out how the system
The Vancouver People's Law
School will be holding a three evening course on unemployment insurance Nov. 20 through 22 at the
Riley Park Community Centre, 4660
Ontario St.
Learn    how    to    confuse    in
to travel anywhere from 50 to 100
miles to find work, and how to explain that you're so desperate you
are almost willing to work at a
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To be the first on your block able
to confuse the bureaucracy, pre-
register by dialing 734-1126.
If you think the quasi-cops are a
drag, just be glad you don't live in
Syria, Rhodesia or the People's
Democratic Republic of Yemen
Amnesty UBC is asking students
vestigators, why you should offer    to send  letters to the  leaders of
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these three nations to protest their
violations of human rights.
Form letters will be available from
Amnesty UBC's booth in SUB's
main concourse today and tomorrow from noon until 1:30 p.m.
And if you thought the Turkish
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positively mean.
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Pag« 7
jDream may be future shock)
First in a series on the nuclear industry.
You have probably heard or seen
someone going on at great length as to
why nuclear energy, in all forms, must be
stopped at all costs. And that includes the
"peaceful" nuclear energy. What is all
this racket about, you might well ask?
The process of fission nuclear energy
using radioactive materials is dangerous
from the beginning of the process to the
very end. Prepare yourself, then, for a
simple lesson in physics
Canadian University Press
Most of the common elements we
learned about in school, like lead, copper
and iron, are stable elements and are
responsible for the stability of the planet.
But a few naturally occurring radioactive
elements, like radium and uranium, are
exceptions. These elements are in a fever
of decay as their atoms are giving off part
of their substance in the form of
radioactive particles, until each atom
becomes stable.
Uranium eventually becomes lead but it
is the uranium which is necessary to the
nuclear energy process. Just as its instability is the key to its usefulness in
nuclear energy, its instability is the key to
the many health and environmental
problems it causes.
Uranium is not found by itself but is
mixed in with other elements to form an
ore which is buried under a hard layer of
rock. Uranium does not produce much of
a signal on land but can be detected
through water. Once a potential mine site
has been located further exploratory work
begins. Long shafts, called drill cores, are
dug through the rock to bring up samples
of the ore. The ore's percentage of
uranium is then measured.
During this entire process the uranium
is constantly decaying and giving off
radiation. As the substance is exposed to
the air and water the contamination
spreads, both to the environment and to
Transporting core samples to be tested
represents another safety problem. In
Genelle, B.C. this summer, core samples
were taken, uncovered, from the drill site
and carted away spreading further
Once a uranium mine is in operation
the amount of exposed ore is increased,
thus increasing the amount of contamination. Amidst the radioactive
particles and gases the miners work.
Miners who breathe gas and dust particles
develop lung cancer and other respiratory
The Ontario Royal Commission on the
health and safety of workers in mines at
Elliot Lake, Ontario, operated by
Denison Mines Ltd., said at least 81
miners died of lung cancer. The report,
released in June 1976, showed uranium
miners risk lung cancer at five times the
national average.
In any uranium mining operation, at
least five per cent of the uranium cannot
be removed from the ore and is left at the
site of the mine. Disintegrating uranium
gives off more radioactive substances
such as radon 222 gas and radium 226. In
addition the ore contains 23 radioactive
isotopes, including radon 222 gas which
induces lung cancer and silicon which
induces silicosis. No attempt is made to
recover this ore so most of it is left at the
mine site as tailings. It continues to
disentegrate and give off radiation.
Last December, an eight-hour public
meeting was held in Clearwater, B.C., to
allay public fears about a proposed open-
'Dream'of nuclear energy
maybe radiation nightmare
pit uranium mine that would be located at
Birch Island in the North Thompson
River, just outside of Clearwater and 120
kilometers north of Kamloops.
Denison Mines Ltd., who were to
operate the mine said the volume of
tailings for the Birch Island mine would
occupy 43 acres, 20 feet deep, of the
valley floor. Moreover Denison suggested
building a "swimming pool" lined with
15 ml plastic stapled with 2-by-4's.
Plastic, unfortunately, breaks down
under radiation.
Five hundred yards from this proposed
tailing pond sits the Birch Island
elementary school.
A   uranium   mine   also    poses    en-
safety, and environmental standards
concerning uranium mills and mines are
under federal jurisdiction and, according
to environmentalists, are not very well
The province of B.C. has no
regulations of its own and it is dubious
then, as in the case of Saskatchewan, of
proposing legislation that is not its
constitutional right. Instead, the matter
of protecting humans and the environment is left up to the consciences of
individual mining companies.
The process of milling uranium is a
combination of physical and chemical
steps. The ore is ground fairly fine, acids
and other chemicals are added, and the
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vironmental problems. Plant life and river
systems surrounding the mine are not able
to withstand the effects of even low-level
radiation. An Ontario environment report
on the lake and river system near Elliot
Lake found that there are no fish living in
the entire 55-mile downstream stretch of
the Serpent River. Indians have been
warned not to drink from the mouth of
the river, and the drinking water of
Serpent River, a community of 300, has
radiation levels two and three times above
accepted limits.
Worse, many of the families in the
Elliot Lake area live in houses that
contain abnormally high levels of radon
gas. As radon decays, its products tend to
deposit along the throat tract and in the
lungs causing cancer. The federal
government has said it has no funds to
repair this situation.
The  regulations  enforcing  health,
uranium dissolves. The uranium is then
leached out of the solution and, in its
concentrated form, becomes a yellow
cake which is packaged in drums and
sold. Throughout the refining process,
and particularly in the yellow cake stage,
workers are handling a dangerously
radioactive material. .
The fuel for nuclear power plants, the
so-called peaceful energy generators, is
uranium. Naturally-occurring uranium
constist of two isotopes — 99.3 per cent
U-238 and 0.7 per cent U-235. U-235 is
fissile, meaning that an atom can be split
in two, yielding heat, neutrons, and waste
fission products.
When uranium is arranged in a certain
geometry, and surrounded with water, the
rate of fissioning increases. The aim is to
produce enough heat in sufficient concentration so that it can be economically
used to produce electricity.
The heat is removed by liquid heavy
water flowing over the fuel. This heavy
water coolant passes through boilers,
transferring the heat to ordinary water to
produce steam. The cooled heavy water is
then pumped through the reactor again in
a closed loop. The steam from the boilers
is used to drive a turbine generator set in
the same manner as in a coal or oil-fired
To boil water and produce steam
requires a temperature of 212 degrees F.
Bombarding neutrons within a reactor
core to produce steam requires 5,000
degrees F. Thus, water must be used to
cool things down and the cooling water,
by being passed over the fuel, becomes
Much of this now heated and
radioactive-water is allowed to be released
into surrounding wa:er systems,
destroying the balance of nature. It is like
using a chain saw to cut butter.
Some of the neutrons produced are
absorbed in the U-235 and promote more
fissions which keep the chain reaction
going. Some neutrons are absorbed to
produce actinides — materials with
radioactive properties and varying half-
Which brings us to the most horrific
aspect of the problem. Nuclear reactors
produce waste products that are
radioactive for varying lengths of time.
While they are radioactive, they are
The measuring of the process by which
an element gives off radioactive particles
until it becomes stable gives us the term
"half-life". For example, Strontium 90,
one of the waste products, has a half-life
of 28 years, so that, at the end of 28 years,
it has given off half its radioactivity, and,
at the end of another 28 years, it has lost
half of what remained, or a quarter of its
original activity, and so on until it
becomes stable.
During the reactor process, U-238
(which you will recall is the larger portion
of naturally-occurring uranium) absorbs
neutrons   and   becomes   plutonium-239.
Plutonium-239. It has a half-life of
24,400 years so it will be giving off
radiation 100,000 years from now. It is
the deadliest substance known to man. A
teacup full of plutonium oxide dust,
properly distributed, could kill the entire
population of the earth. Its strength is
considerably reduced in water, but still
remains hazardous.
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reactors available in the world and most ==
of them were designed on the assumption 55
that   the   waste   products    would   be EE
reprocessed to recover the plutonium and HE
any uranium not used the first time. One EE
reactor,   the   fast-breeder   (FBR),   even EE
converts   U-238   to   plutonium.    Other EE
reactors use uranium enriched in U-235, SE
the fissile isotope. EE
The   CANDU   reactor   (Canadian jEJ
Deuterium   Uranium),    Canada's   con- ==
tribution   to   nuclear   proliferation,   is EE
designed to use natural uranium, passing EE
it through the reactor core just once but 55
getting the maximum amount of energy 55
by designing the core to absorb the fewest 55
possible neutrons. 5E
Heavy   water,   instead   of   ordinary EE
water, is used as moderator and coolant =5
because it absorbs fewer neutrons. But, 55
because  it  uses  natural  uranium,   the ==
CANDU produces as waste all the U-238 =
which is now plutonium. ===
But,   on  the   other   hand,   the   fuel ==
discharged   from   a   light-water   reactor ==
(LWR),   which   uses   enriched   U-235, {=
contains an equal amount of plutonium* ==
because light water encourages neutron SEE
absorption of U-238. 5=
Ordinary water (H20) has a mass of two 55
hydrogen while heavy water (H30) has a 55
mass of three hydrogen. 55
In addition, it is becoming popular to ==
recycle or reprocess the plutonium which =
means that  this   highly  radioactive =5
material must be temporarily stored until =
it cools down and then run through the =="
reactor again. 55
See page 9: RADIOACTIVITY = Page 8
Thursday, November 16,  197
Lead in soil can tripple
Traces of lead and low concentrations of copper in B.C. soil can
combine to cause multiple sclerosis,
a UBC professor said Wednesday.
Harry Warren told 20 people in
the Hennings building that the
study of trace metals shows
residents stand a chance of contracting MS when there is a high soil
level of lead in relation to copper.
Warren said MS is caused by the
breakdown of copper in the human
body. Studies have shown areas
with many incidences of MS also
have high lead to copper soil ratios,
he added.
In Trail, lead concentrations are up
to 10 times as high as copper, the
geological sciences professor said.
He said MS can take effect between one and 17 years after it has
been contracted.
MS can hit people almost overnight in some cases, said Warren.
"Sometimes you can wake up in
the morning and you can be stone
blind," he said.
Warren said his involvement with
the study stems from his personal
contact with MS.
"I had a few friends who died of
multiple sclerosis.
Lead concentrations are
unhealthy throughout North
America, Warren said.
The average dust level in North
America contains 20 parts per
million of lead, while Vancouver
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It is important to study dust
because the human body absorbs up
to 40 per cent of what it inhales in
breathing, he added.
To determine the dust level in
trail, Warren took samples from
vacuum cleaners and found they
contained 1,440 parts per million
lead, over seven times the world
average, he said.
He said studies have also been
conducted to determine the existence of certain cancer-causing
trace elements in the human body.
The most important studies took
place between 1950 and 1965 using
stomach cancer patients in Britain.
They discovered at least 750 people
died from stomach cancer, resulting
from copper/zinc imbalances in the
body, he added.
Medical people and geologists did
not originally study soil content for
trace metals when studying human
disease, but looked at trace
elements in vegetation, said Warren.
He said they soon discovered it
was also necessary to look at soil,
because vegetation absorbed the
soil it grew in.
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Page 9
Radioactivity fears contaminate nuclear projects
From page 7
Although reprocessing will
eliminate some of the problem of
handling radioactive material for
thousands of years, the temporary
storage is an open invitation for
some of it to go missing or, as they
say in the industry — MUF
(material unaccounted for).
The reason some of the
plutonium might go MUF is
because plutonium is now the
preferred substance for making
atomic bombs. The costly and
complex enrichment required for
U-235 is not necessary and
plutonium is produced as a byproduct in every nuclear plant.
One and a half ounces of
plutonium-239 contains the explosive power of one thousand tons
of TNT, and 10-12 pounds is
enough to make a crude bomb,
enough to demolish a city. Some
experts guess that at least 100,000
people, possibly a million, have the
knowledge to create a bomb.
The waste products of nuclear
reactors cannot be safely disposed
of short of rocketing them to the
sun, which is risky because of
possible rocket failure. Instead, the
wastes can only be "managed".
And managing the wastes means
that no human or mechanical error
can take place without wreaking
havoc with the environment.
The length of time needed to
manage these waste products is far
beyond the scope of our lifetimes,
so we are committing future
generations to managing our
wastes. As Sir Eric Ashby, chair of
the British government committee
for management of high-level
wastes said, "We are committing
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future generations to a problem
which we don't know how to
Atomic Energy of Canada
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incorporated  without  benefit   of
parliamentary sanction in February
1952, has suggested that Canadian
nuclear wastes be temporarily
stored in water-filled spent fuel
bays at the reactor site for up to ten
years until the initial short-lived
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Then the wastes will be moved to
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Thursday, November 16, 1978
Pucksters lose two
The UBC Thunderbirds' two-
game undefeated record was quickly evened at 2-2 by the powerful
University of Alberta Golden
Bears, who were the ungracious
visitors to the winter sports centre
on the weekend.
Alberta, last year's champion of
the Canada West Universities
Athletic Association, dumped the
'Birds 4-1 Friday and 7-1 Saturday.
The Bears carried the play to
UBC Friday, mounting a 4-0 lead
which they held late in the final
period. The 'Birds finally cracked
the score sheet in the dying
moments with a powerplay goal.
To call Saturday's contest a rematch would be improper. The
same teams met, but it was no
match. The Albertans dominated
throughout, using tenacious
forechecking to pin UBC in its own
end time and again. When the home
side did manage to escape its own
third of the rink and venture into
the oppontent's territory, they were
bounced by a rugged defence and
aggressive backcheckers.
Chickens with their heads cut off
would best represent the inconsis
tent and scrambling play of the
'Birds. Despite being badly
outclassed, the home side refrained from lying down and playing
dead. UBC plays hard-hitting
hockey at both ends of the rink and
hustles to make up for its inexperience.
Particularly inpressive for UBC
was the performance of 'Bird netminder   Ron   Patterson.   Even
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though seven shots eluded the
goaltender, he sparkled in the nets
and kept the Thunderbirds from
humiliation. Red-hot Ron leads his
team in the newly-introduced three-
star selections, in which three 'Bird
standouts are picked after each
home game.
But one would be hard-pressed to
find three UBC all-starts Saturday
night. If forced to add two others,
the names of Ross Cory and Terry
Shykora would come to mind.
Defenceman Cory scored the lone
UBC goal in the first period, but it
was a case of too little, too late,
since by that time the Bears had
built up a three-goal cushion.
Cory's blast from the point found
its way past Alberta goaltender
Nick Sanza during the dying
seconds of a Thunderbird
Shykora, another defenceman,
but up a good effort in front of the
goal. He and Cory add some respec-
tibility to the inexperienced
Sporadic efforts from a few
'Birds were not nearly enough to
stop the Golden Bears. Alberta was
led by the three-goal performance
of left-winger Chris Helland.
Helland stands 5'8" in skates, but
skating ability and smooth puck-
handling made him the most feared
visitor Saturday.
Other Alberta goal scorers include Greg Skoreyko, who opened
the scoring on a first-period
powerplay. Dave Breakwell popped
in two first-period goals and Dave
Hindmarch closed the scoring halfway through the final frame.
Alberta held period leads of 4-1,
6-1, 7-1, but the game was over in
the first period.
The hockey dynasty at the
University of Alberta will be a long
time in crumbling, judging by their
play on the weekend.
For UBC coach Bert Halliwell
and the troops it's back to the proverbial drawing board, where he
hopes to discover the secrets of survival in the strong Canada West
UBC hits the road for games in
Saskatoon Friday and Saturday
with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.
UBC tops nation
in field hockey
Which UBC team has two sets of
twins, a goalie with a seven-game
shutout string, a national university
championshiip and currently leads
it league?
This, of course, is the field
hockey team. But there the guessing
ends, because one near-certainty is
that UBC will win.
During a Vancouver Woman's
field Hockey Assoication game
Saturday at Balaclava Park, coach
Gail Wilson alternately shouted instructions to her charges and lambasted your agent about the paucity
of publicity.
UBC beat the Doves 2-0.
Wilson insists her players have
worked hard but have been ignored.
"That wouldn't happen to the
boys' football team," she charged.
On Nov. 5 the team won the
Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic
Union championships in Toronto,
they were not scored upon during
round-robin play.
Against the University of Toronto in the final, Joan Carrothers
scored seven minutes into the game.
The Thunderettes, checking tightly,
then stymied Toronto's attack and
held on for the win.
Lesley Williams scored in the first
half Saturday and Dana Sinclair
tallied in the second in a lacklustre
match against a weak Dove side.
"After Toronto, we had problems getting up for this one," said
For goalie Janice Connell the
shutout was her seventh straight.
She last allowed a goal in UBC's 3-1
win over the University of Victoria
in the Canada West final.
Wilson said Connell has been
playing extremely well, but has been
helped by a strong defence which
has kept opponents out of'the scoring circle.
The next victim will likely be
Simon Fraser University, in a game
at 1 p.m. Saturday at Trafalagar
Jock Shorts
The UBC fencers thrust themselves into competition this
weekend in Seattle in the University
of Washington open tourney. Last
weekend in the Fran Wetterberg
tournament in Edmonton, five
UBC athletes finished well. Craig
Bow sby was fifth in the men's foil,
Jane Milton finished fourth and
Alice Mew was sixth in the women's
foil and Marianne Mortensen also
finished in the top ten. Jurek
Kaminski advanced to the quarterfinals in the men's sabre.
*     *     *
In Victoria over the weekend the
basketball 'Birds lost their first two
Canada West league games to the
host Vikings, losing 89-78 Friday
and 86-67 Saturday. John Doughty
was the UBC's high scorer, netting
20 points Friday and 15 the next
night. This weekend UBC travels
over the'mountains to challenge the
University of Calgary Dinosaurs.
The UBC swim team, rebuilding
under new coach Jack Kelso,
competed at the Husky Relays in
Seattle on the weekend, the
women's team placing second,
behind the University of
Washington, and the men finishing
fourth. On Nov. 25 the University
of Alberta hosts UBC in a dual
*    *   *
The UBC wrestling team hosts
the University of Alberta Friday at
7&30 p.m. in the War Memorial
Gym, then starts tangling right
there again the next day at 10 a.m.
in the all-day, 16th Annual UBC
Freestyle Wrestling classic.
The UBC basketball team takes
off in search of easier competition
this weekend, . when they visit
Calgary for a pair of games with the
Dinos. Last weekend in Victoria the
Thunderettes succumbed to the
Canada West University Athletic
Association defending champion
Vikings 81-47, 65-50.
*    *    *
The Canadian cross country
championships will be held
Saturday morning at Brockton in
Stanley Park.
Auditions for the Theatre Department's
Production of
to be presented
January, 10 -20th
REQUIRED: 1 Woman to play "MOUTH"
in NOT I
Auditions to be held on
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22nd (1:30 - 3:30)
THURSDAY, Nov. 23rd (3:30 - 5:30)
FRIDAY, Nov. 24th (7-8)
in Room 112 ot the Frederic Wood Theatre Building
Scipt Material available in Room 207 Fr. WOOD THEATRE lursday, November 16, 1978
Page 11
Grid 'Birds win West
The UBC Thunderbird football
un overcame a 15-10 halftime
ficit to defeat the Sir Wilfrid
airier Golden Hawks 25-16 in the
estern Bowl Friday night at
npire Stadium.
"We realized at half time that the
me was there for the taking,"
id 'Bird head coach Frank Smith
iday. "All we had to do was settle
iwn, show some composure and
out and win the thing."
Which is exactly what the 'Birds
d, combining an excellent
fensive effort with a balanced
shing and passing attack. At one
d of the field UBC virtually shut
it Laurier's potent wishbone
fence, while star running back
3rd Penn led the 'Birds to 399
rds of offence.
In the most incredible game of
s five years with the 'Birds, Penn
rried the ball 25 times for 145
irds, caught four passes, scored
SMITH ... led squad
two touchdowns, including the
game winner, and recovered a
punt fumbled by Laurier back
Daniel Kirby.
"That fumble recovery by Gord
Penn really hurt us," said Laurier
coach Tuffy Knight. "It was
definitely the turning point of the
For Penn and the 'Birds it was
their second appearance in the
national collegiate semi-final. Two
years ago the University of Western
Ontario Mustangs waxed the
Thunderbirds 30-8 after Penn was
injured on the first play of the
game. The Mustangs went on to
win the College Bowl.
This year Penn has been plagued
with a continuous stream of injuries. First his ribs, then his
tailbone and, finally, late in the
season both of his knees were injured. Even though he reinjured his
left knee in the first half of Friday's
game, Penn finished in top form.
"It was a do or die situation for
Gord," said coach Smith. "His
knee was injured and sore but he
played the second half and we won.
In fact there were a lot of injuries,
probably due to the turf or the
game's intensity."
Both teams normally piay on
natural turf while Empire Stadium
has harder, artificial turf.
Smith also gave UBC's defence
"The defence had a great game,"
said Smith. "We let them move the
ball between the 25-yard lines but
kept them from breaking it open
for the touchdown."
Smith said the key to the Laurier
offence is to keep their wishbone
offence from breaking one of their
—peter menyasz photo
PENN AGAIN was story Friday as ailing running back caught four passes, recovered a Laurier fumble and got
two TD's. It was memorable for Penn, who racked up 145 yards on ground, in contrast to national semis against
Western Ontario two years ago, in which he was injured on first play. UBC pits well-balanced offence against that
of worthy opponent, Queen's, Saturday in Toronto.
backs into the open. If you contain
them they can't get the long run for
the points.
"In all their games this year they
managed to run for touchdowns,
but it didn't happen tonight. It
became a big factor late in the
game. They were asking themselves
Birds face Gaels in final
When the football 'Birds step on-
the turf at Toronto's Varsity
idium Saturday, in their first visit
the College Bowl, they will face a
vastating team: the Queen's
)lden Gaels.
The win over Sir Wilfred Laurier
ty seem like a mere tune-up after
ngling with the many-sided
teen's attack. Unlike Laurier,
lich generally shuns the pass in
v'or of repeated sweeps around
; ends, the Gaels' Jim Rutka
icked up 284 yards through pass-
l in last week's win over St. Fran-
Queen's and UBC collide at 10
n. Saturday. The scene will be
vered live by CBC radio and
Despite close marking by the
X-Men, receiver Bob O'Dougherty
caught one pass for a major and
kept in the clear for much of the
32-10 mauling at the Atlantic Bowl
in Halifax.
Complementing the aerial blitz
was a ground game which rolled up
165 yards, 99 through the bull
strength of Dave Marinucci. The
Gael's average offensive play was
7.7 yards, the offensive line sending
the X-Men reeling.
St. Francis led 7-0 on an early
score which followed the Gaels'
Tom Macartney's fumble of a St.
Francis punt. But Macartney saved
face when he plunged for three
yards for an unconverted major
later in the first quarter.
But a field goal at the end of the
first frame was the last tally for the
X-Men. The tide turned as
Marinucci stormed stormed in for a
touchdown, after a Rutka pass-
and-run play to Tony Manastersky
which covered 74 yards.
After the X-Men conceded a
single, O'Dougherty snagged an
end-zone pass for a touchdown and
rob Miller scored on another Rutka
St. Francis conceded another
single and Blaine Shore finished the
scoring with a field goal.
But if Queen's wins this year,
next year they will be the team to
beat, because almost the whole
lineup is returning.
'Why isn't it happening?' "
Laurier's famous wishbone offence, which uses speedy halfback
Phil Colwell and all-star fullback
Jim Reid, seemed unstoppable in
the first-half, rushing for 216 yards
to UBC's 109.
But the second half belonged to
Penn and the Thunderbirds.
Metz kicked his first punt of the
second half to the Laurier 42-yard
line where Penn recovered a Golden
Hawk fumble to start a nine-play
touchdown drive for the go ahead
touchdown. On the final play of the
series Penn scampered nine yards
through an enormous hole opened
in the Laurier defence by the 'Bird
A few plays later Laurier again
fumbled this time during a Leeming
hand-off to Colwell and 'Bird middle linebacker Kevin Konar
recovered to set up the 'Bird's final
touchdown drive. Six plays later
Penn dragged three Laurier tacklers
to the 1-yard line to enable Dave
Negrin to run through right tackle
for six points.
Metz made the convert but missed a later field goal attempt and the
resulting single finished UBC's
scoring. Laurier later got a single.
The 'Birds rushed for 240 yards and
passed for 159 yards for an icredible
399-yard total. Laurier had 396
yards, gaining 72 yards in the air
and 324 yards on the ground.
Injuries proved costly for the
'Birds. Penn, Chorney, Dave
Singh, and John Mackay were all
injured in the hard hitting contest.
Mackay and Singh will probably be
out of Saturday's lineup as well as
previously injured Dave and
Richard Negrin, while Chorney is a
doubtful starter. Penn might play.
CHORNEY ... pro material?
'Birds down Valley Reps 25-7
in McKechnie Rugby match
—peter menyasz photo
IRESISTABLE FORCE grabs ball-carrier Phil Colwell of Laurier in national football semi-final Friday at Empire
tadium. 'Bird defence came up strong, disdaining number-one rating of Golden Hawks. Two Laurier fumbles in
jcond half bounced to the 'Birds, who stormed back from low side of 15-10 half-time score to win 25-16. Catch
ational final at 10 a.m. Saturday on CBC television and radio.
Fraser Valley Reps missed a
penalty goal on the first play and it
was all downhill from there as the
UBC rugby team won the
McKechnie Cup first-round match
25-7 Sunday at Queen's Park before
several hundred fans.
The Thunderbirds were offside
on the first ruck following the
kickoff, then gave up a try when
Valley captured a UBC lineout near
the goal line. But after that the
'Birds' made few mistakes as they
ripped apart the Reps' defence.
Preston Wiley took the ball from
scrum and broke seven metres for
UBC's first try at the 10-minute
mark. Wiley later added penalty
goals from seven and 25 meters
before UBC's Henry Edwards added a try after the 'Birds' forwards
overpowered the Valley scrum to
win   possession.   Just   before   the
half, a Valey penalty goal made the
score 14-7.
UBC dominated the second half
as the Reps' offence broke down,
and several times UBC defenders
snatched errant Valley passes. Dave
Whyte kicked a penalty goal from
20 metres before Rob Greig made a
pair of tries to finish the scoring.
On his first try Greig retrieved a
Valley clearing kick and took it to
the 20-metre line himself, breaking
through most of the Rep players
and finally taking the aerial route
across the line after being hit two
metres out.
The hard hitting game produced
several injuries, including UBC's
Rob Millard, who was kicked in the
On Saturday the Moore Mug is
on the line when the Thunderbirds
take on the UBC Old Boys at
Thunderbird Stadium at 2:30 p.m. Page  12
Thursday, November 16, 197
TEAM terminates in Vancouver election
From page 1
weekend and was embraced by the
NPA, he had split TEAM three
Now there is only one TEAM
member on council — Marguerite
Ford — and only a handful of
TEAM members on the school
board and park board, where until
now TEAM has held sway.
TEAM'S mayoral candidate May
Brown, who under normal conditions would be a very attractive candidate, went down in flames saying
TEAM has been "revitalized."
Whether she knows it or not, that
statement isn't true.
TEAM ran a very weak slate for
council, park board and school
board. The campaign was short and
disorganized. For instance, her
policy on TEAM'S downtown
stadium proposal was poorly
presented to the voters.
These — plus the advantages
which come with incumbency working for Volrich — did Brown in.
Volrich, in the current fashion of
the day, promised to cut taxes and
bureaucracy. But this was an illusory, impossible promise, and it
likely wasn't a factor in the voters'
choice of Volrich.
The NPA took three incumbents
and added two former TEAMmates
(Volrich and Aid. Don Bellamy)
plus former city clerk Doug Little
and former alderman and mayoral
candidate Helen Boyce to take over
council. TEAM's weak, incumbent-
light slate did the rest.
In opposition are Ford, left-wing;
former TEAMies Michael Harcourt
and Darlene Marzari and Harry
Rankin of the Committee of Progressive Electors.
COPE has also benefitted from
TEAM's decay. Although it appears COPE again failed to elect
anyone beside Rankin, other COPE
candidates, notably Bruce Eriksen,
came closer than ever before to
entering council.
TEAM browns out
Lady luck
craps out
for Home Ec
Life is no longer a cabaret for the
Home Economics undergraduate
An early morning theft from a
locked storage room near the SUB
ballroom has left the society with a
$400 bill.
Society spokeswoman Michele
Yorsh said a race horse wheel, a
Crown and Anchor green mat and
an Under and Over 7 mat were
discovered missing Wednesday.
The gambling equipment was
rented from Ace Novelty of Vancouver.
Anyone with information is asked to call 228-4651.
Early returns showed COPE getting more seats in. council, school
board and park board, but west-
side votes dashed COPE's hopes.
Civic politics is becoming polarized as a result of TEAM's collapse.
If TEAM falls apart and/or merges
with COPE, polarization will be
The 51.65 — 48.35 per cent split
in favor of a ward system allows the
right-wing council to stall in that
question and shows how much
voters are split.
TEAM, the reform group of the
early 1970s, tried to stand in the
middle of the ward question as it
did in many other issues.
It's an old but true saying that
when one stands in the middle of
the road, one is likely to get hit
from both sides. That't what happened to TEAM last night.
Volrich pushed a weak TEAM to
the left when he departed, ensuring
a right-wing council. We can expect
stalling on wards, elimination of the
equal opportunity program in city
hall, a cut in business taxes ar
more fighting with neighbc
municipalities as a result.
The story of the future may re
with TEAM, as it has for today ar
the past. TEAM may rise from tl
ashes as the NPA has just done, ar
allow the NPA to benefit as TEAI
fights with a resurgent COPE f(
left and centre votes.
If TEAM survives, the touj
sledding we're in for over the ne
two years will be extended to foi
or even six years.
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