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Vol. LVII, No. 27   VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1975
238-1301
iimpthi^ Turin rii.r ,■ , ... —peter cummings photo
WASTING THEIR TIME waiting in line to get into much-touted bookstore "sale," students Wednesday loiter
in Brock Hall wondering what bargains will be. Answer: mainly dick all as bookstore offers unbelievable
collection of turgid hard cover crap, outdated textbooks and other assorted useless samples.
Universities face size limits
By MARK BUCKSHON
B.C. universities face
enrolment limits or increasingly
crowded classrooms if budget
increases are limited to 15 per cent
next year, two university
presidents said this week.
And The Ubyssey has learned the
controls, announced Friday by
education minister Eileen Dailly ,
will mean UBC will get 10 per cent
less than it wants for operating
expenses next year.
Administration president Doug
Kenny said Wednesday, "staff-
student ratios would be definitely
altered," but refused to be more
specific about effects of the limits
on UBC.
SFU administration president
Pauline Jewett said Tuesday she
believes "they (the controls) will
mean limited enrolment."
"No matter how we do it, if we
keep within federal guidelines, we
cannot have programs that will
allow all the students wanting to
enter university or community
colleges to enter," she said.
Actual budget requests for the
1975-76 academic year are confidential, but are believed to be
about 25 per cent greater than this
year's budget grant to the three
universities of $150.2 million.
UBC board members have said
the controls will mean UBC will get
about 10 per cent less than it needs
but would not give specific figures.
Dailly told reporters in Victoria
that universities should expect to
face the same kinds of limits as
community colleges and, while she
cannot directly control their
budgets, the provincial cabinet and
treasury board won't allow grants
much larger than 15 per cent.
As a result, the B.C. Universities
council, which consolidates budget
requests of the three public
universities and sends them to
Victoria has been forced to redraw
its budget recommendations.
A spokeswoman for the council
said Wednesday the revised
recommendations will be sent to
Victoria Friday or early next
week.
Council chairman William Armstrong has said universities will be
forced to make some cutbacks but
was unavailable for comment-
Wednesday.
Administration president Kenny
declined to make specific comments on the effects of the controls,
saying he is still hopeful the
universities   council   will   recom
mend grants to UBC in excess of
the 15 per cent limit and the
government will go along with the
increased requests.
"I'm prepared to do anything I
can to hold the line against inflation," he said. But Kenny said
the limits would "harm the quality
of education."
When asked for a definition of
"quality of education," Kenny
hesitated and said: "Staff-student
ratios would be definitely altered."
Kenny also said the university
has contingency plans if the controls are imposed, but would not
specify what they are.
He said faculty would not be
fired, because university
procedures restrict that.
He did not make clear whether
this meant more students would be
crowded into existing classrooms.
But Jewett told the Association
of Canadian Community Colleges
Tuesday in Vancouver the controls
"will mean limited enrolment,"
possibly discriminating in favor of
lower-income students at SFU.
"Perhaps we should say we
won't take the skim off the top.
Perhaps we should deliberately
pick those from the more disadvantaged groups in society,"
Jewett said.
Dailly makes
NDU decision
Education minister Eileen Dailly
will announce Friday her final
decision on the future of Notre
Dame University in Nelson.
Reporter Mark Buckshoh here
assesses the possibilities for
NDU's future.
By MARK BUCKSHON
Education minister Eileen Dailly
is expected to announce Friday the
establishment of B.C.'s fourth
public university.
The new university will be unlike
the three existing public universities and, according to at least one
person who knows the details, it
will be unlike any university in
Canada.
The new university will replace
Notre Dame University, which
closes in June, 1976, but will be
more wide-ranging than the
previously announced Kootenay
University Centre.
In preparation for the announcement, Dailly met for about
two hours Wednesday with the B.C.
Universities Council in its Vancouver office. Members had been
hurriedly called together, with less
than 24 hours' notice, from their
homes across B.C.
After   the   meeting,    Dailly
disappeared into council chairman
William Armstrong's office to
phone the presidents of UBC,
Simon Fraser University and the
University of Victoria.
Dailly told the presidents what
shape the new institution will take.
She refused to talk with reporters.
Those she gave the secret to also
would not provide specific details.
But as councillors, researchers,
Dailly and her aides left council
chambers, someone told associate
deputy education minister Andy
Soles: "Before we go ahead with
this fourth university idea. . .."
The rest of his sentence could not
be heard.
Soles had just returned from
NDU in Nelson, where he
negotiated Monday with students,
profs and university officials about
the university's fate.
NDU student society president
Andy Shadrack attended a
negotiating meeting Monday
between Soles and 12 university
representa fives.
He said Wednesday that Soles
presented two alternatives, one
being the University Centre which
would accept third- and fourth-
year students who would take
courses and receive UBC, SFU or
See page 2:  DECENTRALIZED
New library fines
will apply to profs
Both students and profs will get
to see how the other half lives next
January. ~
.. That's when the UBC library
implements new overdue fine
policies, approved by a large
margin at senate's meeting
Wednesday.
Under the new policy, which will
be in effect on a trial basis for one
year, students for the first time
will be able to take out certain
books for an indefinite period, and
profs will for the first time be
subject to library overdue fines.
And these fines will jump to $1 a
day in most cases from 25 cents.
The senate decision, because it
deals with money, must be ratified
by the board of governors at the
latter body's meeting Dec. 2, but
this is expected to be a routine
rubber-stamping.
Under the new overdue fines
regulations, books will be
classified in a new category, indefinite loan, in addition to the ones
currently applied: two-hour, one
day, one week and two week loans.
An indefinite loan book, one
which is not much in demand, can
be kept by a student or prof until
someone else has put in a request
for that particular book. At that
point the borrower has seven days
to return the book to the library
before the $1 per day fine is levied.
And overdue fines for two-week
loans will not be assessed until that
book is requested by someone else.
The new policies apply both to
profs and students, whereas under
the overdue fine system currently
used, only students paid fines and
only profs could keep books out
indefinitely.
And, because the latter could not
be fined, the inducement to return
a book when it was requested by
someone else is only moral
pressure — not too strong in these
amoral times.
Former classics head Malcolm
McGregor welcomed the new
policies at senate. He expressed
satisfaction the same rules were
being applied to both students and
profs.
Under the new regulations, he
said, "faculty would still have the
same right to long-term loans.
Students will also have this right.
"The penalties apply only when
another borrower is inconvenienced," he said.
But the regulations seemed to hit
a sore spot with economics head
Ron Shearer.
"I really must object to the
creation of a category of a loan that
is overdue lending," he said.
Shearer said fines would build up
in some cases before the borrower
knows someone else wants the
book.
However, it was pointed out that
these fines would only be assessed
if a book was overdue anyway.
Lights blamed again
An investigation of an accident
Oct. 29 in which a UBC campus
patrol vehicle struck an arts
student has decided that poor
lighting was to blame.
UBC traffic and security
supervisor Hugh Kelly said
Wednesday, "the man who was
driving the vehicle was in no way
to blame."
He said the driver had no way of
knowing he had struck the student,
Stewart Wright, arts 1.
The accident occurred at 6:45
p.m. on a rainy day in extremely
poor light, Kelly said. The accident
occurred at the corner of the Main
MaD   and   University   Boulevard.
The buses parked at the intersection and light reflecting of
the nearby home economics
building also blinded the driver, he
said.
He said an investigation on the
Oct. 23 incident in which a quasi-
cop refused to take an injured
student who was covered with shit
to the hospital is still going on.
Administration vice-president
refused to comment on the first
report because he said he hadn't
yet read it.
The report on the Oct. 23 incident
was delayed because there are
many individual reports to check
out, Connaghan said. rage z
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Thursday, November 13, 1975
By community college faculty
Cuts could cause strike
Community college budget
restrictions violate terms of a
contract between colleges and
instructors and could lead to a
faculty strike, the president of the
College Faculty Federation said
Wednesday.
Jim Slater said education
minister Eileen Dailly's budget
restrictions, prohibiting sabbatical
leaves and freezing travel budgets,
interfered with the community
college's collective agreement
with the faculty.
He said the faculty would consider other ways of protesting
Dailly's decision to limit college
budgets to a 15 per cent overall
increase before striking.
"It is difficult to say we will go
out on strike," Slater said. But, he
added, "a strike is a possibility."
He said Dailly has told community college faculties to rescind
provisions in their contracts for
sabbaticals and travel.
Negotiating contract provisions
should be dealt with by faculty and
college administration, not by
Dailly, he said.
"I don't see how or why she
(Dailly) can be involved in the
collective bargaining process. We
are surprised the minister has
stepped in like this."
Slater said the quality of
education in B.C.'s community
colleges will be damaged by
Dailly's restrictions.
He said sabbaticals and travel
are essential to keep instructors
from "going stale."
CFF   research  director   Eric
Green has said the federation will
meet with the B.C. Teachers'
Federation, the Confederation of
University Faculty Associations
and labor representatives to talk
about protesting the restrictions.
Community college students,
faculty and administrations are
united in opposing the restrictions,
Slater said.
"I think maybe Mrs. Dailly has
underestimated the support of the
community and students."
Colleges may decide to freeze
enrolment as a protest to Dailly's
budget tightening, he said.
Dailly has said she wants
community colleges to be accessible to all who want to enroll,
even if it means higher
faculty/student ratios.
Decentralized university one option
From page 1
UVic degrees at the Kootenay
centre.
A second option, Soles told the
meeting, is to establish a decentralized university which would
offer upper-level courses on a
province-wide basis.
Shadrack said Soles appeared to
be convinced the second alternative was the best, that "this
institution be made a full public
university."
Soles, buttonholed outside the
council chambers, refused to
comment on the new university
proposal.
A councillor also refused to
provide specific details. But she
said: "I think everyone's going to
be pleased with what comes out
Friday. I really feel good about it."
Would the new institution
provide its own degrees and be
autonomous? "That's not
necessarily going to happen," she
answered.
Would the institution, then,
provide a means to get degrees
from UBC, SFU and UVic? "That's
not necessarily going to happen,"
she repeated.
But Shadrack and newspaper
reports said Soles proposed to the
NDU students and faculty that the
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on Athabasca University in northern Alberta.
Athabasca, located ir suburban
Edmonton, has a small administrative office and provides an
education to rural students, largely
by mail.
It is not listed in any of the
standard information guides on
universities and colleges. The
Edmonton public library, just a
few miles away from the institution, had no information about
"Our campus is where you, our
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The calendar also says courses
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He said Dailly phoned him and
spoke for about three minutes
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But Kenny, when asked if Dailly
was proposing something which
would have to be approved by the
university's board and senate,
answered: "In an ultimate way,
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who would talk were willing to say.
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Four parties want Pt. Grey win
By GREGG THOMPSON
All four major provincial
political parties are fielding
candidates in Point Grey riding in
the Dec. 11 provincial election.
While no nominations have as yet
been of ficially filed, spokesmen for
each of the four parties said
Wednesday they will be sponsoring
candidates in the two-member
riding, which includes the UBC
campus and the University Endowment Lands.
The New Democratic Party had
four persons.seeking that party's
nomination as of Wednesday.
They are: Piers Egerton, court
registrar and legal administrative
officer; former Vancouver
alderman Setty Pendakur; bus
driver Harry Singh, and Hilda
Thomas, member of women's
right's committee.
The NDP nominating meeting is
being held 8 p.m. tonight at St.
Helen's church, 4405 West Eighth.
Human resources minister Norm
Levi will make a major public
announcement at the meeting,
according to a press release issued
by the Vancouver-Point Grey
NDP.
The Social Credit party is running two candidates in the Point
Grey riding, MLAs Pat McGeer
and Garde Gardom.
Gardom and McGeer joined the
Socreds at the end of September,
four months after quitting the
Liberal Parry.
The nomination meeting which
will make their candidacy official
is being held 8 p.m. tonight at
Prince of Wales Secondary School.
The Liberals are holding their
nomination meeting 7:30 p.m.
Monday, at Magee Secondary
School.
Liberal party headquarters
would not disclose the names of
persons seeking the nomination,
saying it was against party policy
to do so.
However, a spokesperson did say
that at least two persons would be
seeking the nomination.
Progressive Conservative party
headquarters Wednesday would
also not reveal who or how many
Student strike
ends in victory
MONTREAL (CUP) - Striking
University of Montreal sociology
students decided Friday to accept
an administration proposal which
met most of their demands,
following a three-month protest
1    concerning teaching methods.
The administration proposed a
pilot project allowing the students
to participate in research projects
chosen by students and promised
to work for more student participation in the university's administration.
University rector Paul Lacoste
, warned the projects will only
supplement present curriculum
and should not be considered an
"open door" or a precedent for
other departments.
"We don't want a chain reaction
of pilot projects,"  Lacoste said.
"No   institution   could   hope   to
■*   function under those conditions."
Trident foe
stopped at
U.S. border
A member of a group-opposed to
construction of the Trident nuclear
submarine base at Bangor, Wash.,
was denied entry into the U.S.
■    Monday.
U.S. immigration officials said
Stewart Eager, a Canadian
citizen, was not allowed through
the Pacific Highway border
crossing near Blaine because they
were not familiar with the group,
the Pacific Life Community, and
refuse to admit any person who
"advocates overthrow of the
government."
But Eager said Wednesday he
told officials, in a 30-minute interview, that the international
group advocates non-violent
protest against the Trident base
and other nuclear technology.
"They asked me if PLC was
affiliated with any left-wing or
communistic groups," said Eager.
He said immigration officials
phoned the district immigration
office in Seattle and then told him
he would need "a signed statement
on PLC stationery listing the aims
and affiliations of the group."
Eager said he was going to
Seattle to have a publicity pamphlet opposing the Trident base
printed and distributed.
The PLC is co-sponsoring, with
the Alma Mater Society, Trident
Concern Week from Nov. 24-28 at
UBC.
Lacoste said the university will
allow students to make up time lost
during the nine-week protest and
will not request an extension of an
injunction barring picketing on
campus provided "there are no
further disruptions of university
life."
The temporary injunction was
granted Nov. 4 after university
administrators petitioned the
Quebec superior court claiming
teachers were unable to teach
because of student demonstrations
and picket lines.
The protests began in September
when sociology students occupied
department offices. They were
joined Oct. 30 by 8,000 students
from other social science faculties.
More than 2,000 other university
of Montreal students from the
colleges of engineering, math and
law joined the strike Nov. 6 and
demonstrated against the injunction.
Lacoste was censured by deans
and staff representatives who
voted Nov. 3 to denounce the injunction against students. It was
the first time faculty members
denied support to their executive
head at U of M.
Polling spots
set for two
referenda
AMS student council Wednesday
voted to accept recommendations
from the elections committee on
the location of polling booths for
the Nov. 17 to 21 AMS referenda on
fee and constitutional changes.
The fee referendum will ask
students to fork out an extra $3.50 a
year to the AMS to cover general
expenses and more support for
campus clubs.
The location of polling booths
next week will be:
• SUB and Sedgewick library
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to
Friday;
• Gage, Totem and Place Vanier
residences from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday;
• Buchanan, main library,
education, civil engineering,
Macmillan, Woodward, 'War
Memorial Gym and Henry Angus
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday
and Friday;
• the Pit from 4 to 10 p.m.
Wednesday;
• electrical engineering and law
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on days as
yet undetermined.
persons were campaigning for the
party's Point Grey nomination.
A party spokesperson said only
that the nominating meeting would
beheld 8p.m. Nov. 20 at Lord Byng
Secondary School.
Nominations for candidates in
the Dec. 11 election close Nove. 25.
The Point Grey riding is
currently held by rookie Socreds
Gardom and McGeer.
It covers all of Point Grey east to
Kitsilano Beach and Collingwood,
south along Collingwood to Sixteenth,  east   along   Sixteenth   to
Granville, south down Granville to
Forty-Ninth, west along Forty-
Ninth to Blenheim, and south along
Blenheim to the Fraser River.
In 1972 the riding contained
47,000 registered voters. In the
August, 1972 election a total of
32,000 voters trekked to the pools to
elect the then Liberal candidates
Gardom and McGeer.
The two Liberals polled approximately 22 per cent of the vote.
The second place Socreds,
George Puil and Ed Sweeney,
gathered 12 per cent.
Tories Marianne Linnell and Ian
Kelsey received 9 per cent of the
ballots, and NDP candidates Hilda
Thomas and Paul Sabatino drew
only 8 per cent of the votes cast.
Voter registration booths for
B.C.'s snap winter election closed
midnight Wednesday.
Some 5,000 persons passed
through voter registration bootBs
in SUB during the past week. The
university location was only one of
approximately 130 registration,
sites located throughout the Lower
Mainland.
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ROLLING UP GRASS for its winter hibernation, physical plant workers tuck sods onto truck before they
are placed in their $2.9 million winter quarters where UBC scientists will study  and look after them. Really.
Literacy problem still unsolved
By SUE VOHANKA
Instead of confronting the
English literacy problem, senate
decided Wednesday to test student
literacy before students come to
UBC rather than after they're
here.
Senators approved, by a narrow
margin, a recommendation from
senate's committee on standards
in English that UBC's English
department administer in May a
diagnostic English exam to grade
12 students planning to enter
university.
However, students can be
exempt from the test if their
English teachers have previously
recommended them as competent
in English.
The committee's report said
"the aim of the test is not to exclude students from the university,
but to determine in advance of
their arrival on campus which of
them need a remedial composition
program."
Currently, students write a
diagnostic exam during their first
week of classes, and students
failing the exam are required to
take a remedial workshop course
which concentrates on teaching the
basic elements of grammar and
written English.
Senate also voted to refer a
motion asking for an investigation
into the desirability and feasibility
of entrance exams at UBC to
senate's   admissions   committee.
Student senator Gordon Funt
said "senate should broaden the
intent of this motion and ask the
admissions committee to undertake an investigation."
Senate eventually directed the
committee to look at the whole
problem of so-called decreasing
standards and discuss various
solutions to the problem.
The question of administering .a
diagnostic English exam to high
school students planning, to enter
UBC drew considerably more
debate than the entrance exam
motion.
The report from the committee
on standards in English said a
rough budget estimate for administering the tests to high school
students would be about $25,000.
Physics prof Maurice Pryce,
who chaired the committee, told
senate that under the current
diagnostic exam procedure "the
essays have to be marked in a very
short time and the remedial
courses have to be arranged in a
very short time."
Economics prof Robert Clark
said he had "apprehensions" about
high school English teachers
whose view of competence in
English might differ from the
university's view and lead to
lenient recommendations.
Arts dean Robert Will said he
also wondered if UBC could trust
the judgment of high school
teachers to recommend competent
students.
Will said that if students are
coming out of high schools with
poor backgrounds in English "the
teachers in high school must be
part of the problem to some extent."
And instead of finding out in
spring that the students who have
been recommended as competent
are   really   incompetent,    the
discovery may not be made until
November or December, he said.
Jonathan Wisenthal, committee
member and English 100 chairman, told senators "the purpose of
this proposal is to put us in touch
with (high school) English
teachers."
"We want to approach them in
the spirit of co-operation," he said.
Wisenthal added, "If the
teachers give us recommendations
for students that end up in our
remedial program we would find
ways to communicate with those
teachers.
"We would make a special point
of attempting to consult with
them."
Wisenthal said the committee
proposal would also "enable us to
do more sorting in May rather than
in September."
Education prof John Dennison
called the proposal "a temporary
solution to a serious problem, and
said UBC would only be shifting
responsibility for screening back to
high schools.
"I don't think this is fair to the
high schools," he said. "The
university eventually has to take
responsibility for its own admissions policies."
English department head Robert
Jordan, also a committee member,
said "this is not a question of invoking the high schools to do the
work of the university but rather a
means of clarifying for them what
the university seeks."
He called the recommendation
"an administrative improvement
on a procedure which has been in
effect for four or five years now." rage -t
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Once upon a time students from all over Canada sat down
at a table and formed the National Union of Students. It was
to be a national organization watching out for student
interests at the federal level.
It's been three years since NUS was formed and in
February UBC students will finally get a chance to say yeah
or nay to" the NUS central committee in Ottawa (and the
proposed buck:a-student levy).
The referendum is long overdue and council now has an
obligation to lead the students in what is an important and
expensive proposition.
If the referendum passes, UBC students will fork over
$20,000 big ones each year to NUS for such activities as a
national policy-making conference decides.
Unfortunately herein lies the problem. Since its inception
NUS has waffled around on all sorts of issues doing research
on loans, fiscal policies between the federal and provincial
government and housing.
But no matter how important these issues seem to student
politicians and NUS hacks, the student population has been
left far behind.
UBC's council should adopt a position on NUS and tell
students that if they support the union's current structure
(essentially a support in principle of national student
unionism) future delegates from this university will take
definite policies to NUS conferences.
Perhaps UBC's politicos can fill a serious leadership void
in NUS. Without some direction, the organization is doomed
to being a vague political body with absolutely no grassroots
support.
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Letters
Annett
okay
In your article on the art gallery
programs committee appearing in
the Nov. 7 issue of The Ubyssey
under the heading 'Art . show
blows $2,700' you allude to me a
statement regarding the
resignation of Margaret Annett.
I would like to clarify that the
actions of the committee are what
were at fault, not the actions of the
committee chair. Someone had to
be responsible for tha actions of the
committee in exceeding their
proposed budgetary allotment, and
in this case, Margaret was the
'sacrificial lamb' by virtue of her
being the chair of the committee.
She took responsibility, but was
necessarily responsible, for the
irregularities. The responsibility is
that of the committee as a whole.
For this reason the committee
asked for and received Margaret's
resignation as chair of the committee.
. Margaret Annett has served the
Alma Mater Society on the art
gallery committee for the past two
years and has been responsible
more than any other person, for the
success of the showings the AMS
has sponsored.
Dave Theessen
internal affairs officer
Nasty
up with your fellows knowing what
condition the newspaper is in the
moment he walks in the door?
What I mean, sir, is that your
paper has always been of
questionable quality; it seems to
me that one must have political
views somewhat to the left of
Joseph Stalin to be a bona fide
member of The Ubyssey. That kind
of atmosphere would not be
pleasant to work in, for anyone who
does not share your political and
/or literary views.
But this is still beside the point,
sir. Your paper is unpleasant to
read. Hell, ask pretty well any
student off the campus. No one
likes being told, day after day, day
after day, that everyone on the
campus is a fool to be here, and
that anyone not sharing your
political views must be an enemy
of the people (recently, it seems
that everyone is included in that
category). Your lack of humor and
compassion is little short of appalling. For a paper that is trying
to be a people's paper, you're sure
not taking those people into consideration.
Therefore, honourable members
of The Ubyssey, I suggest you
clean up your act. I understand
The Ubyssey to be published' for
the students of this university, for
their benefit. I will give you the
benefit of the doubt and say that
you have this idea at heart — but
the way in which you are expressing it is extreme, tasteless,
and  quite  self-defeating.   You're
slashing your own wrists, members of the Ubitchy. In the words of
Bobby Zimmerman, "how does it
feel?"
Hugh Laidlaw
religious studies 4
R
osie
I recently spoke at length with
Martin Bracey, who knows quite a
lot about Rosie Douglas. Bracey, a
communist and a leader in the
Black community, was one of the
students at Sir George Williams
University (including Douglas)
who resisted the racist practices of
the university. Bracey was
recently released from prison after
completing his sentence of over
five years for his resistance.
Wherever Rosie Douglas goes,
he calls upon the Black people of
this country to organize their
movement around supporting him.
Douglas' campaign implies that
you are reactionary if you try to
organize the Black community to
fight back against racist attacks
and if you refuse to participate in
impotent struggles like organizing
the salvation of an individual.
Douglas is making a living from
his participation in the Sir George
Williams resistance. Cheques for
his "defence fund" are made out to
Douglas personally.
Douglas actively campaigned
this summer against the Black
people in Jamestown in Toronto
who were establishing a community  self-defence  organization
Concerning your "editorial" of
Thursday, Nov. 5.
The reason, as I see it, that your
newspaper does not receive any
further replies from the student
body is not due to the superlative
qualities of the material therein
(as your "editorial" so implies);
rather, it is because The Ubyssey
has failed to serve the student body
in an adequate manner.
The Ubyssey has, (to use a verb
Karl would have employed)
alienated the students it is supposed to serve. Despite the
numerous complaints (written or
oral) levied against you by
students of this campus, you have
made little or no effort to truly take
those complaints into consideration.
The only solution you offer is "if
ya don't like it, come on in and do
yer own writin'!" Do you believe
any student would be willing to join
THE UBYSSEY
NOVEMBER 13,1975
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
228-3977. Editor: Gary Coull
"Yaaaaagh!" screamed Chris E. R. Gainor as a huge, hairy arm reached
through the office door. "Oh no," said Sue Vohanka and Marcus Gee, "it
must be the horrible, ugly monster."
"You mean Doug Rushton!" exclaimed Gregg Thomson, Bill Tieleman
and Heather Walker befouling their drawers in fear. "No assholes, it's the
Sasquatch," groaned Matt King and Gary Coull and Tom Barnes.
The monsfer flung open the door to reveal its massive 5'4" frame.
"Ooh Christ, it looks like someone used its face for target practice,"
said Peter Cummings and Mark Lepitre.
"It smells like a SUB milkshake," said Doug Field and Mark Buckshon.
"Hi gang," said Ralph Maurer, finally striding into the office, "what's
up."
(physical attacks Were being made
by the Western Guard, a self-
declared Nazi organization). He
tried his best to disrupt this
organizing, but without success,
spreading the racist rumor that the
organization was a "front for white
folks."
Now there is nothing wrong with
people who support Rosie Douglas
because they have the sentiment to
support anyone who is subject to
repression, but there is something
wrong with an individual who
argues that people should put all
their efforts into saving his skin
when it is a whole community that
must be defended.
Organizing the defence of an
individual is fine as a tactic, but
not as a policy for a whole struggle.
If a person fights for and defends'
his people, then his cause will be
taken up as an illustration and as a
part of their struggle, not as a
struggle in itself.
Besides, the plea that Rosie
Douglas is subject to death upon
deportation is sheer fraud. How
can a person be in any danger from
a state (Dominica) in which his
brother is the finance minister, and
his father is one of the largest
black latifundists in the British
West Indies?
When he was being released
from prison, Douglas submitted
proposals for prison reform and
asked for a job with the solicitor-
general's department. The
solicitor-general said they were
some of the best proposals he had
ever seen! Since when do
revolutionaries have anything but
contempt for the state and the
methods of suppression it uses?
Revolutionaries have only one
attitude toward the state and that
is its overthrow. Douglas falsely
claims to be a revolutionary.
I submit to you that this man
Rosie Douglas is at best a
charlatan, working to oppose the
resistance of the Black community
against racist attacks, and making
a career out of duping honest
people to give him money for his
"defence."
Jennifer Fuller
former AMS internal affairs of ticer
Sports
The Ubyssey sports page needs
to be dramatically altered or else it
needs to be dropped from your
paper's format.
It's surprising to see a
newspaper like The Ubyssey, that
usually takes a leftist stand on an
issue, continue to print sports
articles that rely heavily on <
glorifying athletes and all the
machismo that follows. I'm not
against sport, I'm just against the
way sports is presented in the
media.
My stand comes from my participation on the sports page last
year where I covered football and
hockey. I entered into it thinking
that I would be different; I didn't
want to write the typical sports
article that tells about the superhuman feats of some jock who gets
off on slapping a disc of rubber into
a huge fishnet with a dead piece of
wood.
But the pressure of schoolwork,     *
meeting a  deadline and  getting
something on the page dominated
what little creativeness I had.
In short, it was a hell of a lot
easier to put out the bullshit that
graces out two city daily
newspapers. All it took was to
rearrange cliches.
I find I can live with myself,
though, as I realize the days on the
sports page was the only flaw in
my otherwise flawless character.
We could have put out a good
sports page last year, and indeed
were heading in the right direction
with the series of articles on
spending in university sport.
Things like the imbalance of
distribution of money to men's and
women's activities were being put
in print for the first time.
This year's page seems to be
suffering from a lack of manpower. Some stories are phoned to
the sports reporter by the coach in
question on the Sunday after the
game or event so that something
could appear in Tuesday's page.
That's not reporting. If the .
football coach wants to get advertising for his team, why can't he
pay the $2.50 per square inch rate
that anyone else has to pay? Why
do sporting events deserve all that
free publicity?
I realize that the sports. page
relies heavily on volunteer work. I
was one of those volunteers. But
the way that it is run by the paper
suggests a serious dichotomy in the
paper's political philosophy.
I feel it my duty as a member of
the Queen's loyal opposition to
criticize without actually doing
anything about it. Besides, there's
a thing called passing the year.
Stuart Lyster
arts 3 Thursday, November 13, 1975
THE      UBYSSEY
Page 5
soapbox
Budget protest needed
By JENNIFER FULLER
The following article on the
current education financing
situation in B.C. was adapted for
The Ubyssey by Jennifer Fuller
from articles in the B.C. Students'
Federation newsletter and the
Capilano Courier.
Last Friday, education minister
Eileen Dailly, announced that a 15
per cent limit on budget hikes will
apply to the three universities in
the province; This will have very
serious consequences for students,
faculty and staff.
The same budget limit applies to
the community colleges, except for
the new ones. Less stringent
budget restrictions on the colleges,
in effect for a few months now,
have led to programs being
» eliminated, courses being cut,
instructors being laid off and
students being turned away from
colleges literally by the thousands.
University students, faculty and
staff would be wise to follow the
example of their college counterparts, who are organizing to
■*** fight the budget cuts — the
Universities Council has been
instructed to make cuts in the
universities' 1976-77 budget submissions. Last week, Capilano
College and Vancouver City
College students went on protest
i marches. Further actions will
likely be co-ordinated through the
B.C. Student Federation.
Dailly has attempted to win
public support for her actions by
characterizing the colleges as
spendthrifts in a time of tight
money. "The economic facts of life
show clearly that colleges like
every other segment of our community, must tighten their belts
and live with the amount of money
that is available to them," said
Dailly. She said Friday the
Universities Council has been
informed the universities cannot
expect any special consideration in
¥     times of economic restraint.
But this talk of every "segment
of our community" tightening their
belts, and "economic restraint" is
very misleading, to say the least.
As of March 3, 1975, the NDP
government's budgetary cash
reserve was $143,738,453, ac-
»      cording to the announcement last
49 per cent.
Research by the B.C. Student
Federation shows that the percentage of the provincial budget
allotted for education has
decreased from close to 30 per cent
to about 25 per cent in the past four
years, while the total budget has
been increasing.
The government has committed
$325 million for development of the
northwest, including superport
facilities for Prince Rupert and
extension of the B.C. Railway to
tap new resources. Borrowing
authority of the BCR has been
increased to $650 million from $340
million in 1972. Teck Corporation
was recently granted $5 million for
a copper smelter. The same offer
stands for other companies (e.g.
Noranda, Bethlehem, Granby
consortium and Cominco are interested — Vancouver Sun, Oct.
23).
More mines and a steel mill are
being negotiated with mines
minister Gary Lauk by Kaiser
Resources   (coal)   and   Nippon
Kokan (steel).
Since over half the resource
commodities are exported (mainly
to the U.S., Japan, U.K. and
Europe), jobs created by
development of primary industry
are dependent on booms and busts
of the international market. Those
relatively few jobs created by the
development of primary industry,
are not those which require a great
deal of education. By exporting
resources, this province exports
jobs requiring education.
The provincial government's
spending priorities increase the
lop-sided nature of our economy
(i.e. mainly primary industry and
very little secondary industry)
which makes employment conditions unstable and dependent on
the fluctuations of international
markets.
Taxes and royalties paid to the
government by resource industry
corporations are insignificant
compared to taxes  paid  by  the
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STUDENT PROTEST .
week by finance minister, Dave
Stupich. The government's own
budget for 1975-76 estimates
revenues to increase by 48 per cent
over last year to a total of
$3,223,240,000. Dave Barrett stated
recently that the province's income is "terrific," within 5 per
cent of those projected revenues.
It is not, as Dailly claims, that
there is "no money"; the money is
simply being spent elsewhere on
"other priorities."
The provincial budget for 1975-76
clearly indicates reduced spending
on social services and increased
spending   in   those   areas   which
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. against college cutbacks
facilitate further resource extraction.
Education for example, is
limited this year to 24 per cent over
last year. Health is similarly
restricted to a 26 per cent increase,
while housing and municipal affairs are each confined to 18 per
cent. Compare these figures to the
overall nearly 48 per cent increase
in provincial revenues.
In contrast, the lands, forests
and water resources department
received a 41 per cent increase;
mines and petroleum resources 75
per cent; highways 41 per cent;
and transport and communications
The following is another in a
series of interviews between
Ubyssey columnist F.O'. and UBC
administration president Doug
Kenny.
F.O'.: In your term of office will
we see a decrease in the population
of prisons?
K: Let's back up one point.
University people should never
oversell their capabilities. One of
Socreds spout garbage
By JOHN HAGGARTT
Whenever election time rolls around it
never ceases to amaze me that the Socreds
trot out the same old garbage about the NDP.
For years before the NDP formed the
government the Social Credit screamed incessantly that the Red Horde was waiting just
outside the gates. I have always wondered
why such a gigantic horde wasn't merely able
to just elect themselves into power.
Then in the summer of '72 the slimy reds
finally broke down the barricades and rushed
in with a torrent. The day of doom had finally
arrived. I am sure it came as a shock to some
Socreds uiat they were not rounded up in the
middle of the night and shipped off to work in
the B.C. i oal mines.
Most of us who have spent a little time
ponderinf over the work of the horde and
taking eveiything we were told about them
with a fivre-pound bag of salt have probably
come to the conclusion that rotten red is
really orly slightly pinkish white.
I can hardly think of a policy brought in by
the NDP that one part of the opposition or
another hasn't said that they accept it in
principle but the administratively incapable
socialists have got the details wrong. If I read
Bill Bennett and his gang correctly the
principle issue in this election is the financial
mismanagement of the NDP.
A little investigating seems to indicate that
people who live in glass houses shouldn't
throw rocks.
Remember Norm Levi's $100 million
bugger-up. Remember the oppositions'
gleeful rallying cry that this could never
happen under Social Credit. It was an
example of NDP bungling. They almost had
me convinced. I might have even bought a
ticket to freedom had I not read the provincial
Hansard.
It appears that their mouth was running
faster than their minds. The minister did a
little research into the past and revealed that
over the period from 1966 to 1972 the Socreds
made a regular habit of overruns. In 1970-71
they blew it but good and racked up a $38.9
million overrun which amounted to 36 per
cent of the department's budget.
When you consider that this was in a time
when double-digit inflation was nothing but
the cry doomsdayers and that the Socreds had
nothing but a bare-bones welfare system it
begins to look a lot like the pot calling the
kettle black. At least we know that some
accountant's screw-up on cost estimates
under the NDP go to some truly worthwhile
social programs.
Bennett's newest one is that under his dear
old dad there was more money in B.C.'s bank
account and the government never had to rely
upon it to balance the budget. I am not
challenging his integrity but why does he
insist on telling us such fibs!
Financial releases, approved by all parties
clearly show otherwise. What's going on? I
am beginning to wonder whether they are not
just trying to give us a new variation on the
old Red Scare trick. After all the issue isn't
oppressive state socialism vs. enlightened
free enterprise, it is incompetent big
government vs. the individual. That is always
an issue close to minds and hearts of freedom-
loving democratic peoples.
It is never easy to get information out of
government but when it becomes obvious that
a party is trying to cover up its past and obscure the present, then I say look out. A
government which has no respect for the
minds of the electorate and consciously attempts to gloss over the truth is more of a
threat to democracy than the most bumbling
bureaucrat.
When I think of the Columbia River Treaty,
coverups of Pacific Great Eastern costs and
the flock of opportunists who come out of
hiding around election time, then I start to
wonder whether it is even worth the effort of
marking a ballot.
The NDP may have their share of bumblers
but after three years of keeping tabs on them
I am impressed with their honesty. Barrett
may be an almost despicably cunning
politician but I am convinced he is a leader
that can make honest decisive decisions in
time of crisis, witness the back-to-work order.
The Social Credit can't even give effective
opposition, I would hate to think of how they
would govern. The Socreds didn't get my vote
last time, they won't get it this time.
I can and will Barrett.
the dangers that the university
must avoid at all costs is: leading
society to believe they have
solutions to problems like crime;
that we do have solutions to the
problems of inflation. What we do
have is the research capabilities
for tackling those problems.
F.O'.: Do you expect that
research to decrease prison
population?
K: You're asking me to oversell
the institution in terms of its
capabilities. For example: way
over 50 per cent of the beds in the
mental hospital are for schit-
zophrenics. That's a crying
problem in our society. One fact we
know about schitzophrenia is: we
don't know what causes it. It could
be a whole host of reasons and
there may not be a single reason
for schitzophrenia. This university
does have people tackling that
problem. Whether we will end up
with the breakthrough on that, I
can't promise to anyone. And I
can't promise that there will be
solutions to problems like crime.
F.O'.: Whether solutions are
forthcoming should depend on the
quality of thinkers that you have
working on the problem.
K.: This is why I say it is pivotal
to insure that we've got high
quality faculty.
I plan to draw forceably to the
attention of everyone in the
academy, as I tried to in the
faculty of arts, that some of the
crucial problems in higher
education are in fact the problems
of the society. What are some of
those? After that thinking is done I
plan to push this university in those
directions.
Another problem that the
university has not addressed itself
to sufficiently is trying to reconcile
the obvious need for specializing in
disciplines today. That world out
there is a very specialized world.
So  it's not surprising  that  our
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The Alma Mater Society of the
SECTION 1 University of British Columbia
Name:
The name of the Society is the Alma Mater Society of the
University of British Columbia.
SECTION 2.
Objects:
(a) To promote, direct, and control all student activities of the
University of British Columbia.
(b) To promote and coordinate the efforts and activities of all
student associations of each faculty and school which are
affiliated from time to time with the University of British
Columbia (hereinafter called "The University").
(c) To promote the principle and practise of student
representation at all levels of decision making at "The
University" and on all agencies or other bodies which
deliberate on the affairs of its members.
(d) To advance the cause of higher learning in the Province of
British Columbia.
(e) To promote unity and goodwill amongst its members.
(f) To cause, borrow or secure the payment of money in such
manner as the Society sees fit'and in particular by the issue
of debentures charged upon ali or any part of the Society's
property and to purchase, redeem or pay off securities.
(g) To purchase, acquire, underwrite, hold, pledge, hypothecate,
exchange, sell, deal in and dispose of, shares, stocks, bonds,
debentures and other securities and other evidence of
indebtedness and obligations issued or guaranteed by any
corporation, company, association, partnership, person or
governmental, municipal or public authority.
(h) To acquire to hold real and personal property of every kind
and description including mortgages, agreements for sale,
leases, shares, and securities of all kinds and description for
the purpose of investment and for the purpose of earning
rent and interest.
(i) To erect any buildings or improvements necessary for the
Society's use and occupation.
(j) To borrow, raise and secure the payment of money in such
manner as the Society sees fit and in particular by the issue
of debentures.
SECTION 3.
Office:
The operations of the Society shall be carried on chiefly at
"The University" in the Province of British Columbia.
SECTION 4.
Non Profit Organization:
The Society shall be one which does not contemplate
pecuniary gain or profit to the members thereof, nor the
distribution of gains, profits or dividends to such members,
and no part of the capital, assets or earnings of the Society
shall enure to the benefit of any of its members or any other
private individuals. In the event of dissolution of the Society,
after paying or adequately providing for its debts and
obligations, the Society shall devote any remaining assets to
the carrying out of one or more of the objects of the Society
if feasible, and if not, the Society shall dispose of such
remaining assets of the Society to a Canadian charity or
charities which the Society shall select. This provision shall
be unalterable.
THE NEW CC
BY-LAW 1:
1.
BY-LAWS
INTERPRETATION AND DEFINITIONS
In these by-laws, unless the context otherwise requires,
expressions defined in the Societies Act or any statutory
modification thereof in force at the date at which these
by-laws become binding on the Society, shall have the
meanings so defined, in words importing the singular shall
include the plural, and vice versa, and words importing the
masculine gender shall include the female gender, and words
importing persons shall include bodies corporate.
2. In these by-laws, unless the context otherwise requires,
— Board of Governors - shall mean the board of governors of
The University
— Branch society — shall mean a branch society created in
accordance with the Societies Act
— clear days - shall mean those days in which regular classes
are held at The University
— credit course - shall mean a course offered by The
University which is allotted credits towards a degree of The
University
— code — shall mean the code of the Society which is enforced
from time to time
— constituency - shall mean the student associations and
undergraduate societies of the University of British Columbia
— court — shall mean a student court of the Society
— extraordinary resolution' — shall mean a resolution passed by
a 2/3 majority of such members entitled to vote as are
present in person at a general meeting of which notice
specifying the intention to propose the resolution as an
extraordinary resolution has been given, such majority being
a 2/3 majority
— general office - shall mean the business office of the Society
general manager - shall mean the general manager of the
Society    ■
— graduate studies — shall mean persons enrolled in the Faculty
of Graduate Studies at U.B.C.
— president — shall mean the elected president of the S.R.A.
— resolution — shall mean a simple resolution approved by the
majority of those present entitled to vote
— registration - shall mean the registration number assigned to
the member by The University ^
— school years - shall mean that period of time between the
month of September and March inclusive
— secretary - shall mean the secretary of the S.A.C.
— special resolution — shall mean a resolution passed by a %
majority of such members entitled to vote as are present in
person at a general meeting of which notice specifying the
intention to propose the resolution as an extraordinary
resolution has been given, such majority being a % majority
— senate — shall mean the senate of The University
— S.R.A. — shall mean the student representative assembly
— S.A.C. - shall mean the student administrative commission
— society - shall mean the Alma Mater Society of the
University of British Columbia
— secretary-treasurer — shall mean the secretary-treasurer of
the S.R.A.
— Ubyssey — shall mean the Society publication known as the
Ubyssey
— University - shall mean the University of British Columbia
BY-LAW 2:   MEMBERS
1. The Society shall consist of active members, associate members
and honourary members.
2. The following shall be eligible for membership in their respective
C12SS6S"
(a) ACTIVE MEMBERS
(i) Those persons who are registered as students of the
University and are enrolled in a credit course provided
that such course is given in the Greater Vancouver
Regional District, and
(ii)    Those persons who are registered in graduate studies.
(b) ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
(i)    Those persons who are members of the faculty and
staff of the University, and
(ii)    Those persons who are registered as students of the
University and are enrolled in a credit course provided
that such course is taken outside the Greater Vancouver
Regional District.
(c)    HONOURARY MEMBERS
Those persons who shall be designated as honourary
members by the Society from time to time.
BY-LAW 3:   EXPULSION FROM SOCIETY
A member ceases to be a member upon:
(a) Failing to meet the requirements as set out in By-law 2.
(b) A Special Resolution of S.R.A. acting on a recommendation
of the Court.
BY-LAW 4:    OBLIGATION OF MEMBERS
Every member of the Society shall be subject to all the
duties and obligations which are set forth herein in the
Constitution and By-laws.
BY-LAW 5:    MEETINGS
1. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
(a) The Society shall hold an Annual General Meeting each year,
to be known as the Annual Meeting, on a date during the
first week of March as determined by S.A.C.
(b) The business to be conducted at the Annual Meeting shall be
as follows:
(i) To receive the Financial Statements, including a
Statement of Source and Application of Funds of the
Director, Finance, which statements shall be as of the
31st of December in the school year the meeting is
held.
(ii) To receive the Report and Financial Statements of the
Auditors of the Society.
(iii)   To appoint the Auditors of the Society.
(iv) To receive the Report of the President and the General
Manager with respect to the activities of the Society for
the past school year.
(c) The President, or in his absence, Secretary-Treasurer, shall
preside at the Annual Meeting and at all Special General
Meetings.
2. SPECIAL GENERAL MEETINGS
(a)    Special General Meetings of the Members shall be called at
any time by the President upon:
(i)     a Resolution of S.R.A.;
(ii)    a   Petition    duly    signed    by    500    active    members
evidencing   the   members   registration   number   and
delivered to the General Manager.
3. S.R.A. MEETINGS
(a) S.R.A. shall hold meetings at least twice each month during
the school year. The first meeting to be held within eight (8)
days after the meeting of the Senate, and the second meeting
shall be held two (2) weeks thereafter. The first meeting shall
give priority to the business arising from the meeting of the
Board of Governors, or the Senate, or both;
(b) Special Meetings of the S.R.A. shall be called at any time by:
(i)     a Resolution of S.R.A.;
(ii) a Petition duly signed by ten (10) voting members of
S.R.A. delivered to the Secretary-Treasurer.
4. S.A.C. MEETINGS
(a) S.A.C. shall hold meetings at least once each week during the
school year.
(b) S.A.C. may move in camera by extraordinary resolution.
BY-LAW 6:    NOTICES
1. ANNUAL MEETINGS
(a) JMotice of Annual Meetings shall be given to each member of
the Society by:
(i) posting, at least one week prior to the meeting, a notice
of meeting in each constituency in a conspicuous place,
and at the business office of the General Manager, and
(ii)    publishing in the Ubyssey at least one week prior to the
Annual Meeting a notice of the Annual Meeting.
(b) Notices of the Annual Meetings shall state clearly the date,
place, hour and purpose of the meeting, and shall be signed
by the Secretary.
2. SPECIAL GENERAL MEETINGS
(a) Notice of Special General Meetings shall be given by:
(i) posting, at least three (3) days prior to the meeting
notice of the meeting in each constituency in a
conspicuous place and in the business office of the
General Manager;
(ii) publishing in the Ubyssey at least three (3) days prior
to the Special Meeting a Notice of the Special Meeting.
(b) Notice of Special General Meetings shall state clearly the
date, place, hour and purposes of the meeting and shall be
signed by the Secretary.
3. S.R.A. SPECIAL MEETINGS
(a) Notice of special S.R.A. Meetings shall be posted in the
general office of the Society no more than two (2) clear days
after the receipt of a Petition as set out in By-law 5 (3) (b) ii.
BY-LAW 7.   QUORUM '— " '«~
J.     GENERAL AND SPECIAL GENERAL MEETINGS
(a) A quorum at a General or a Special General Meeting shall be
five (5%) per cent of the active members provided however
only active members at the Point Grey Campus of the
University shall be included in determining the quorum.
2. S.R.A. MEETINGS
(a) A quorum at an S.R.A. Meeting shall be one'-third of its
voting members.
3. S.A.C MEETINGS
(a) A quorum at an S.A.C Meeting shall be seven (7) of its
voting members.
BY-LAW 8:    VOTING
1. GENERAL AND SPECIAL MEETINGS     "
(a) Active members shall be entitled to one vote at any General
or Special Meeting of the Society;
(b) Associate and Honourary Members are not entitled to vote at
any Meetings of the Society but are entitled to take part in
any discussion thereat.
2. S.R.A. MEETINGS
(a) The voting members of S.R.A. shall each have one vote and
the President shall have a second or casting vote in the event
of a tie or to make a two-thirds majority;
(b) A voting member of S.R.A. may allow an alternate in his
place, which alternate shall have the right to vote in the
voting member's place as if he were the S.R.A. Member;
PROVIDED that the alternate has delivered to the Secretary
Treasurer a written notice of substitution authorized by the
voting member appointing the alternate, and by a
constituency executive member other than the proposed
alternate.
3. S.A.C. MEETINGS
(a)    The voting members of S.A.C. shall have one vote.
4. PROXIES
(a)    There shall be no proxies at any meetings of the Society.
BY-LAW 9:   REFERENDUM
1. A Referendum shall be called by the President upon:
(a) a Resolution of S.R.A.;
(b) a Petition duly signed by 500 active members, evidencing the
member's registration number, and delivered to the General
Manager.
2. -   The text of the Referendum shall be drafted to ensure that the
question is capable of being answered "yes or no". If in the
VOTE Nl
to bring the A.M.
Printed below are thi
the nitty-gritty pick u
constitution from the
opinion of S.R.A. a Petition
requirements, S.R.A. shall
the Court to prepare a clear
3. A Referendum shall be pu
(21) days of the passing of
(1) (a) & (b) or within 21 d
suitable text if the referendi
9 (2).
4. A Referendum shall be acte
of the active members vote
support or reject the referee
5. For the purposes of deten
only active members at the
shall be included.
BY4.AW 10:   S.R.A.
t,     PURFOSL
(a)    S.R.A.   shall   be  a   fc
decision making bodit
of Governors, the Sena
be the entity which m
aware   of   the   issue
constituencies and eg
Society al large.
2.     POWERS AM) DUTIES
(a)    S.R.A. shall have the??
(i)    Shall be the offic
-  (ii)    Shall  be  the  Be
purposes of the S
Shall constitute,
S.R.A. a selectio
members of S-tS
be a committee
members • and
representative &.
May remove  an;
resolution of S.F
such special resol
S.A.C. proposed
reasonable notice
Shall receive all ■*■
May by resolutic
any item arising
minutes  which
referred to on tht
May overrule w.
to it by an extrac
extraordinary res
further   consider
same.
(viii) May make such i
considered neee;s!
consistent with fl
May not delegate
may be provid%l
Shall establish tl
approve their mir
(iii)
(iv)
(v)
(vi)
(vii)
(ix)
(x)
A. Teaching ar
B. Student Hoi
C. External   A
liaison with
MEMBERS
(a)    The voting members o!
(0
(ii)
(iii)
the student reps?
the student reprei
the duly electe
constituencies, p
elected in accor<
constituency on «
the student repre.
1) Agriculture
Architectun
Arts j*
Commerce
Dentistry
Educations
Engineering
Forestry
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)   Graduate^.
(b)
<c)
(d)
(e)
10) Home Eco4"
11) Law
12) Library Sci'
13) Medicine
14) Nursing
15) Pharmacy
lb)   Physical Edt
17) Recitation
18) Rehabilitatii
19) Science
20) Social Work
21) The duly *'
granting Fac
The non-voting membe
(i)    the chair person
S.A.C, and
(ii)    such representati
opinion  of S.R.
significant   inter
facilitate the objc
The    constituency .*
representatives as folio
(i)    one representatnri
(ii)    one additional rt
enrolled in the c
basic membership
The constituency mem
Society membership Ii
month   of  December
include those members
The incoming member
the annual meeting or
way of a by-election, :
by-election. INSTITUTION
(b)
V. 17-21
into modern times.
ofor revisions—For all
copy of the complete
M.S. office.
a referendum does not meet these
;solution refer the referendum to
unambiguous question.
the members within twenty-one
esoltuion referred to in By-law 9
if the Court supplying to S.R.A. a
called in accordance with By-law
>on by the Society if 15% or more
two-thirds of those voting either
ig the quorum of a referendum,
t Grey Campus of the University
• for student representation on
-the University such as the Board
id the Constituencies. S.R.A. shall
the representatives of such bodies
oncerning students of various
lv those issues of concern lu the
Mg powers and duties:
)dy representing the Society;
of Directors of the Society ior
ies Act;
he second joint meeting (if Ihe
mmittec which shall appoint the
V said selection committee shall
■ight (8) incoming voting S.K.A.
I    have    no    more    than    one
Aie constituency.
:inbor  of S.A.C. upon j special
provided that at a meeting wher.-
l is proposed that the meinbei ul
e lemoved -hall have been !ii\en
ssofS.A.C.
tee on the agenda of its meetings
of S.A.C. minutes or out of any
ceives and such item shall be
ida as new business.
.arising out of minutes submitted
try resolution or may resubmit by
on any items submitted to it for
by  the  committee  submitting
:r-rules and regulations as may be
ror the Society provided they are
institution and By-laws.
of its powers and duties except as
;..$ft»e By-laws.
Jowing standing committees and
ademic Student Committee and
Access Committee and
Committee   which   shall   be  a
External Student Organizations.
A. shall be:
f^ves of the Board of Governors;
tives of the Senate;
presentatives of the following
ed that such representatives are
: with the constitution of their
fore two (2) weeks from the date
tives of the Senate are elected;
'di.ine
-rvprt'senulives of fuluie degree
;. Colleges, and Schools
S.K A. shall be
A.C and .my olhei nieinbei ol
if University group-, who in Ihr-
)y  special  resolution)  represenr
;mups   wh(»e   presence   might
' S II.A.
: lit-    awarded    a    number'     ul
constituency, ami
■illative for uch ! .000 -.ludfiiis
tuency. in excess ni an jssuneil
.000 sludcnis.
np shall be deieiniim.il fnun the
<isiiisc Irnrci the fi:si dj> ■ ■: ih.-
ri'dialeh preceding jr.J .hall
-iK'd in ti\ liw, lu iJ) ul
■ K V sh.ill J^unii' [heir nfti.e ,n
e ,i rnc'inlv In: been clu led b\
tifii meeting i\>l!i>w.];iii the -i:.l
(iii)
(c)
Id)
OFFICERS
(a) The officers of S.R.A. shall be:
(i)     the President;
(ii)    the Secretary Treasurer:
(iii)  the External Affairs Officer.
(b) ELECTION OF OFFICERS
(i)    The  President, Secretary Treasurer and the External
Affairs   Officer   shall   be   elected   from   the   voting
members of S.R.A. at S.R.A.'s first meeting;
(ii) The past President of S.R.A. shall chair the election
meeting until the election of the first Officer, namely,
the incoming President; and thereafter the incoming
President shall chair the meeting;
The Chairperson of any meeting at which S.R.A.
Officers are elected shall adhere to the following
procedure: •
A. The chair shall declare nominations open for the
position of the Officers of S.R.A. in the order of
President, Secretary Treasurer and External
Affairs Officer.
B. When nominations have been closed for each
office by resolution of the meeting, the election
for that office shall take place by secret ballot.
C. Voting members of S.R.A. may nominate
themselves or uthei voting member- of S.R.A.
prowduig such nominations are seconded and also
prowding such nominations are consented to by
the person being nominated.
1). Each member of S.R.A. shall vote by secret bjllot
for one person only in any one ballot. After
tallying the votes for every name read, the name
with the least number of votes shall be dropped
and the process repeated until one person is
declared elected.
RECALL OF OFFICERS
The Officers of S.R.A. may be recalled upon an
extraordinary resolution of S.R.A., provided that notice of
such motion has been given at the meeting previous to such
proposed recall, which notice has been signed by fifteen 115)
voting members of S.R.A. Immediately following the
removal of an Officer of S.R.A an election of a replacement
shall proceed according lo the By-laws.
DUTIES OF OFFICERS
(i)     The President shall.
A. Chair or delegate at all S.R.A meetings. S.R.A.
may by resolution determine the chair at any time
for any tune.
B. Prepare the agenda for each S.R.A. meeting.
C. Sit as a non-voting member ot S.A.C. or any other
committee of the Society.
(u)    The Secretary 1 leasurer shall:
A. K.eep or cause to be kept and maintained the
minutes of e.Kh S R A. meeting;
B. Keep or cause to be kept and maintained copies of
all letters, written or leceived by S.R.A. and us
committees; »
C. Receive all written submissions to S.R.A.
D. Receive all applications for membership in S.A.C.
E. Approve any expenditures from the
administration budget of the S.R.A.
(iii)   The External Affairs Officer shall:
A. Chair the External Affairs Committee;,
B. Be the liaison with other student organizations.
BY-LAW 11:    S.A.C.
1. PURPOSE
(a)    S.A.C.   shall be responsible for managing the day to day
business of the Society;
2. POWERS AND DUTIES
(a)    S.A.C. shall have the following powers and duties:
(i)     Shall have the full control of all activities of the Society
subject to the By-laws;
(ii)    Shall post copies of all minutes of S.A.C. meetings in
the business office on or before 4:00 p.m. of the day
following each S.A.C. meeting;
(iii)   May make any ruling in connection with the Society
subject to the By-laws, provided however as follows:
A. that no ruling of S.A.C. shall become binding
upon the members of the Society until 24 hours
have elapsed from the required posting of those
minutes resolving the rule, as described in By-law
11 (2)(a)(ii);and
B. that if within the period of the moratorium a
petition of 15 S.R.A. voting members is received
by the chair person of S.A.C. or the President,
then the ruling objected to in the petition shall be
null and void until ratified by extraordinary
resolution of S.R.A.
(iv)   Shall   not   authorize   any   capital   expenditures   over
$2,000.00 for any one item without the prior approval
of S.R.A.
(v)    Shall administer those funds as may from time to lime
be approved and allocated by S.R.A.
(vi)   Shall administer the funds of the club's benefit fund as
described in By-law 24 (6) and establish a policy for its
allocation.
(vii)'May retain, as it may require, any person or persons, in
consultation with the General Manager to aid S.A.C. in
the efficient carrying out of its duties and obligations,
provided that such person or persons are not members
of  S.A.C.   unless   such   S.A.C.   members   have   prior
approval of S.R.A. to be so retained;
(viii) Shall  appoint  any  committees  to  aid S.A.C. in the
efficient   carrying   out   of  its  goals   and   objectives,
provided  however that  S.A.C.  may not appoint any
committee to deal with applications submitted to it by
members of the Society;
(ix)   Shall ensure that the following standing committees are
constituted and have such members as deems necessary:
A.     Elections Committee which shall be responsible
for the fair and efficient execution of all elections
at large, including Senate and Board of Governors
representatives as well as for such other elections
of representatives to University decision-making
bodies as may be requested by constituencies;
The  Special  Events Committee  which shall  be
responsible for organizing events such as speakers
and concerts for the enlightment and enjoyment
of the Society as a whole,
(x)    May make such further rules and regulations within its
power as may be considered necessary for the Society
provided that such rules and regulations are consistent
with the constitution and By-laws
MEMBERS
(a) The voting members of S.A.C. shall be ten (10) active
members appointed in accordance with By-law 10(2) (a) (iii)
and (b).
(b) The non-voting members of S.A.C. shall be:
(i)     The General Manager; and
(ii)    The President; and
(iii)   Three or less persons appointed by S.A.C. provided that
such persons hold those positions in the Society which
the code recommends should be members of S.A.C.
B.
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)
lv)
4.     OFFICERS
(a)    The officers of S.A.C. shall be:
(i)     Director of Finance; and
(ii)   Director of Services.
Election of Officers shall be as follows:
(i)    The Selection Committee as referred to in By-law 10
(2) (a) (iii) shall review all applications from the active
members from which it shall recommend to S.R.A ten
persons to be the members of S.A.C. of which two (2)
shall   be. recommended  as  Director of Finance  and
Director of Services, and the remaining eight (8) shall
be referred to as the Commissioners, provided however
that no person the Selection Committee recommends as
a member of S.A.C. are Officers of S.R.A., nor are
there more than four (4) S.R.A. members, and provided
further    that    the   Selection   Committee   shall   not
recommend any person for an officer of S.A.C. who is a
member of S.R.A.
DUTIES OF OFFICERS
(a)    The Director of Finance shall:
(i) Be responsible for keeping S.A.C. and S.R.A. advised of
the status of the Society's financial accounts;
Prepare the Society's budget each fiscal year in
consultation with S.A.C. and subject to the approval of
S.R.A., which budget shall include an operating margin
of at least five per cent of the discretionary funds of
the Society.
Be responsible for monitoring the financial affairs of
the Society, subsidiary organizations, and informing
delinquent organizations of their obligations and taking
whatever action may be necessary to rectify any
deficits.
Be responsible for all monies received and disbursed by
the Society and shall keep or cause to be kept all hills
receipts and vouchers. '
Approve control reports submitted by anv subsidiary
uiganization of the Society which require'funds from
the   Society  other  than  those  m  the organi?ation*s
accounts with the Society.
The Director of Services shall:
(i) Keep S.A.C. informed as to the use of the student
union building of the Society and the buildings as
specified in By-law 11 (5) tb) (ii).
Represent the Society on the Board of Directors of
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre and any other
committee* which administer buildings or facilities
controlled in whole or in part by the Society and its
subsidiary organisations. The Director of Services may
delegate this duty to other S.A.C. members.
Chair the S.A.C. meeting at which its chair person and
Secretary are elected.
CHAIR PERSON AND SECRETARY
(a)    The members of S.A.C, other than the Director of Finance
and Service, shall amongst themselves elect a chair person
and a Secretary.
The chaii person .shall:
(i)     Chair all S.A.C. meetings;
(ii)   Be the official liaison of S.A.C. with S.R.A.
(iii)   Be the liaison of the Society with the General Manager.
The Secretary shall:
ii)     Be responsible for maintaining and keeping all copies of
letters and other submissions written and received bv
S.A.C. "'
(n). Chair the Flections Committee as described in By-law;
(in)   Receive   all   applications   for   membership   of S.A.C.'
sub-committees,
uvj   Be    responsible   for   ensuring   that   all   subsidiary
organizations of S. A.C. are duly constituted
REMOVAL OF S.A.C. MEMBERS
(a) A member of S.A.C. shall cease to be a member if:
(i)    a member has missed three (3) consecutive meetings or
five (5) non-consecutive  meetings  provided however
such member may  be reinstated by a resolution of
S.R.A., or
(ii)    By special resolution of S.R.A. as described in By-Law
10(2-)(iv).
(b) A person who ceases to be a member of S.A.C. shall not be
entitled to his honorarium following his dismissal.
(b)
(ii)
(iii)
<b)
(c)
7.
BY-LAW 12:    SIGNING OFFICERS
1.
The following persons shall be the signing officers for the Society:
(a) Director of Finance
(b) Director of Services
(c) Chairperson of S.A.C.
(d) Secretary of S.A.C.
Those persons who are designated managers of specific areas under
the General Manager and which areas have specific budgets
approved by S.R.A. shall have signing authority with respect to
their specific areas in accordance with their approved budgets.
All persons who are signing officers as described in By-Law 12(1)
and (2) shall be bonded by a fidelity bond which shall indemnify
the Society to the extent that S.A.C. and the General Manager
deem necessary.
BY-LAW 13:   THE GENERAL MANAGER
BY-LAW 14:    BRANCH SOCIETIES
1. Any Constituency of the A.M.S. may apply to the S.A.C. for
incorporation as a Branch Society of the A.M.S., according to the
provisions of the Societies Act of the University of British
Columbia, Articles 19 and 20, provided that in addition to the
requirements of the Societies Act the signatures of a majority of
the Executive of the Undergraduate Society is affixed to a
statement verifying:
(a)    That a referendum by secret ballot of students in the Faculty
has been held;
That in constituencies whose membership is less than 1,000,
that   25%   of   those   eligible   to   vote   or   150   members,'
whichever is the lesser, have voted in the referendum; that, in
constituencies  with membership over  1,000, that   15% of
those eligible to vote have voted in the referendum.
That 2/3rds of those voting approve the request.
That the results of the referendum have been made public
within the Faculty and in the Ubyssey;
That  ten (10)  days  have elapsed  since the date of first
publication of the results in the Ubyssey, and the Executive,
nor any member of the Executive, has received a petition
signed by 10% of those eligible to vote requesting a recount
of the referendum ballot or reconsideration followed by a
further referendum;
Annexing   a   sample   copy   of   the   ballot   used   in   the
referendum.
2. Members of Branch Societies shall be deemed active members of
the U.B.C. A.M.S. with all benefits implied therein, including the
rights to serve as directors of the A.M.S. on the S.R.A. and the
S.A.C, the right to vote in the General Meetings and Referenda,
and the obligation to abide by the resolutions of the Society.
3. The Ubyssey newspaper shall also be eligible to apply for
incorporation as a Branch Society of the A.M.S., provided that it
is constituted to the satisfaction of the S.A.C. and the S.R.A., as
indicated by extraordinary resolution of both bodies. Successful
incorporation of the Ubyssey as a Branch Society shall not imply
the right of representation on the S.R.A.
4. (a)    Branch     Society    status    may    be    revoked    upon
recommendation of S.A.C, by extraordinary resolution, and
only upon ratification of any such S.A.C. recommendation
by extraordinary resolution of S.R.A.
(b) There shall be a moratorium of not less than three (3) years
before any organization whose Branch Society status has
been revoked according to Section 4 above shall be
reconsidered for Branch Society Status.
(b)
'(c)
(d)
(e)
(0 Page 8
THE      UBYSSEY
Thursday, November 13, 1975
' **" "*, 'X/j$\«\V\ -i -.*•.*«■
History and
the Chinese
So you thought the ancestors
of Chinese Canadians resembled
David Carradine somehow, eh?
The truth, of course, is much
different, as any student of Canadian railway construction knows.
For anybody interested in
early history of Chinese Canadians, two student groups are
sponsoring an audio-visual presentation and discussion called
From Kwangtung to Gum San:
Return to Our Roots. The presentation is at 1 p.m., Saturday, in
the SUB party room.
And women
According to most history
books, women simply did not
exist more than a 100 years ago.
There were only wives, lovers and
shrews.
Hot flashes
Not true, of course. Women
have played a large, if unacknowledged, role in history. Naomi Griffiths, history prof at Carleton
University (named after a non-
female historical figure, of course)
in Ottawa, will speak on the subject noon Friday in Buchanan
100.
Her book, Penelope's Web: Perception of Women in Western
Civilization, is being published by
Oxford University Press in  1976.
Credit union
UBC's credit union is having a
quarterly general meeting, 7:30
p.m. Wednesday in Buchanan 203.
Credit union? What credit
union?
It's well hidden, but yes, there
is an alternative to the horrendous
chartered monster in the basement of SUB that treats people
like  it's  doing  them a favor by
making money off them.
Controls
Highly-paid academics are still
arguing about what kind of effect
Trudeau wage controls and Barrett's back to work bill will have
on real people — workers.
Simon Fraser University's Mike
Lebowitz, and UBC's Stuart
Jamieson, Philip Resnick and Allan Smith will lead a panel discussion 8 p.m. Friday at the grad
student centre garden room.
Ombuddy
New ombudsperson Moe
Sihota is available to students
with complaints by Speakeasy
during lunch hour, and at most
other times in his office, SUB
226. •
He's there to handle your complaints.
Tween classes
TODAY
BALTIC ASSOCIATION
Contemporary      misconceptions
about Baltic states, noon, SUB 213.
XMS FINANCIAL AID COMMITTEE
Questionnaire and  SCUFA  meeting
discussion, 3:30 p.m., SUB 224.
SKI CLUB
Meeting and film, noon, Biol. 2000.
CHINESE
CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Testimonies    by    faculty    members,
noon, SUB 205.
INTEGRITY
Meeting   and   guest   speaker,   noon,
Bu. 232.
MUSIC DEPARTMENT
University    choral    union    concert,
noon, music building recital hall.
SQUARE DANCING
Dancing, noon, SUB 211.
INTER VARSITY
CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
How can  we  plan time more efficiently?, noon, Bu. 100.
FILMSOC
Cin-West  meeting and discussion of
film production, noon, SUB 247.
CHARISMATIC
CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Larry   Hurtado   speaks,   7:30   p.m.,
Lutheran Campus Centre lounge.
ECKANKAR
Introductory,    lecture,    1:30   p.m.,
SUB 215.
FRIDAY
PHOTOSOC
Closing night party, 8:30 p.m., SUB
art gallery.
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Paid less, under represented
Statistics show women faculty shafted
OTTAWA (CUP) — Women
faculty at Canadian universities
are under-represented, paid less
and not promoted at the same rate
as their male colleagues, according to Statistics Canada.
The unsurprising news is contained in a statistical compendium
on women in Canadian universities
released at the recent annual
meeting of the Association of
Universities and Colleges of
Canada.
As students, women are under
represented at all levels of study,
and their numbers decrease as
study levels increase from undergraduate, graduate, to postgraduate levels.
And women students are still
almost under represented in
traditional male-dominated areas
like engineering and commerce,
while programs such as nursing
and household science remain
untouched as female academic
ghettos.
The study shows that between
1971 and 1974 no progress was
made in increasing the proportion
of women faculty. In both years
women represented only 13 per
cent of the total full-time teaching
staff at Canadian universities.
The variations between
male/female ratios in different
programs were extreme, and show
that traditional sex-typing still
continues to be unchanged despite
the recent talk about equality.
In 1974, for example, the
traditional male dominated
engineering faculties remained
just that, with the proportion of
female faculty listed as "nil or
zero."
In the same year, nursing was
still 99 per cent female dominated
while only seven per cent of the
medical school faculty were
female.
And while commerce continued
to have few female teachers (only
4.6 per cent of the total), the
traditional female study areas of
household science, library science,
and social work continued to have
high proportions of female faculty.
80, 49 and 32 per cent respectively.
Taken by program area, the
proportion of women faculty is as
follows for 1974; health professions
and occupations (21.2 per cent);
education (21.1 per cent); fine and
applied arts (18.7 per cent);
humanities and related (16.4 per
cent); agricultural and biological
sciences   (f5.5 per  cent);   social
From page 5
undergraduate program has
become extremely specialized; but
at the same time we've got to make
sure that people are getting a very
good general education. The
academic problem of higher skill is
something I would like to see wide-
ranging debate on within the institution. Every faculty must make
sure that it has examined that
problem.
F.O'.: You have said that one of
your main tasks is to improve the
climate toward higher education,
to promote the true nature of the
university to British Columbians.
What is the true nature of the
university?
K.: I think that the lasting
nature of the university hasn't
changed. It is providing high
quality teaching and scholarship.
The ultimate value of the
university is educating people.
F.O'.: Why has this not been
self-evident to British Columbians?
K.: I would put this in the wider
context of competing social needs.
Education is one of them but there
are other needs. Part of my task is
forcibly drawing to everyone's
attention that in the process of
solving the problems of welfare,
housing, energy and so on we don't
jeopardize the education in our
universities.
Society is addressing itself to
many worthwhile problems in the
setting of priorities. The solutions
to those problems ultimately
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That message has to be continuously pounded at.
One of the traditional tasks of
any university president is to
secure resources so that future
generations do not get low-quality
education.
F.O'.: Is this in danger?
K.: No, no. In any democracy
each element within that
democracy competes on the public
purse. One of the tasks of a
president is to make sure that
everyone, not only the government, but the people at large, fully
understand why the university
should receive adequate funds.
If you look at North America in
general there has been a bit of a
disenchantment with universities.
There was a book called The New
Depression. What that referred to
was: holding the universities
pretty tight on budgets. Certainly
when Sputnik went off there was an
expansion of university resources.
Quite frankly you've got to convince the people today a little
harder than you did 10 years ago.
That's just a hard fact of reality.
F.O'.: Were more funds
available because of the Russian
capability for deployment of
missies from outer-space?
K.: The argument after Sputnik
wasn't totally revolving around
national defence. The argument
was, in general that on all fronts
the Russians had been getting
ahead of us. If we are to compete
as a democratic society, if we want
democratic societies to survive, we
had better have a highly educated
group of citizens.
F.O'.: Is that the answer you're
going to have for Premier Barrett
when he says: Why should I give
you $10 million more?
K.: In part. One defense of the
university is simply if you want our
institutions to compete in this
world and you don't want Canada
sciences and related (10.3 per
cent); mathematics and physical
sciences (3.8 per cent);
engineering and applied sciences
(.7 per cent).
According to Yves Fortin of
Statistics Canada, who presented
the study to the meeting, the
variations in male/female ratios
between different academic
programs is so extreme the
aggregate averages become
useless for purposes of analyzing
pay and promotability rates between the sexes.
In an attempt to make
meaningful comparisons, Fortin
excluded the traditional male and
female dominated areas and
concentrated on statistics relating
to teachers in the education,
humanities and social sciences,
who comprises 50 per cent of the
total full-time teaching staff at
Canadian universities.
Fortin told the AUCC that between 1960 and 1972 the proportion
of women, receiving graduate
degrees in these three areas increased from 19 to 30 per cent of
the total. Yet the percentage of
women faculty in these areas increased only marginally over the
to falter, then you'd better have an
educated group of citizens.
The B.C. population is expanding
rapidly in the 25-35 age groups and
they will have terrific educational
needs. What hasn't been done in
this province is a real manpower
study of the educational needs of
older people. What are the
educational needs of those workers
out there? The university should
see whether it can make a contribution there. The other aspect of
that study is that we try to find out
what the industrial, agricultural,
power and other sectors of society
can offer to the university in terms
of educational opportunities from
which our students could profit.
I could envision, at this
university, a whole host of courses
where students from all of our
faculties could be taking courses in
the wider community. That is one
of the tasks I will be pressing for.
Until this manpower study is
done, most universities won't be
absolutely sure of what the real
educational needs of society are
out there. We all may be, in part,
just making our best intuitive
judgements, and that leaves
something to be desired.
i F.O'.: What do you mean by
"out there"?
K.: Simply the traditional
distinction between town and
gown.
F.O'.: What are the borders of
the university?
K.: I would like to see those
borders, in essence, dissolved by
the kind of study I've mentioned.
F.O'.: So there is no essential
borderline of a university.
K.: No, there shouldn't be
Last: Controversy
social issues
: shifting priorities
; The   psychology   of   the
senile person.
F.O'.
same period — from 13 to 14.7 per
cent.
Those women who did receive
academic appointments were
promoted less frequently than
their male counterparts. An
analysis of teachers who received
doctorates in the same year, 1958,
■ showed that by 1974 70.5 per cent of
the men had achieved the rank of
full professor, compared with 31.2
per cent of the women.
For this same group of
professors, the average salary of
men was $23,350 while women
received $22,350.
Fortin also noted that in 1973-74
the average starting salary for a
man appointed to the rank of full
professor was higher than the
average salary of women who had
five years experience at this rank.
For all ranks, the average male
faculty salary for 1972-73 was
$17,184, compared with $13,886 for
women.
According to the study, out of
2,709 faculty listed in 1974 as
having administrative duties, only
171 were occupied by women
faculty members.
The   statistical   compendium
showed that 1972-73, women
represented 38.3 per cent of the
full-time undergraduate student
population, 25.4 per cent of the'
graduate population, and only 17.2
per cent of the candidates for
doctoral degrees.
Programs in which women
students predominate include
nursing (98.1 per cent); household
science (97.3 per cent); library
science (79 per cent); social work
(70.7 per cent); education (61.8 per
cent); fine and applied arts (61.6
per cent); music (55.6 per cent);
journalism (54.3 per cent); and
pharmacy (53.9 per cent).
Areas in which women students
do not predominate include the
following: medicine (22.4 per cent
women); agriculture (19.3 per
cent); law (18.1 per cent); architecture (13 per cent); commerce (11.9 per cent); dentistry
(8.3 per cent); forestry (3.8 per
cent); and engineering (1.7 per
cent).
Women accounted for 45.7 per
cent of general arts students, but
only 26.1 per cent of those enrolled
in general sciences were women.
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By MARK LEPITRE
The hockey 'Birds are in first
place after winning their first two
games of the season against
Saskatchewan.
The 'Birds are tied with Alberta
in points, but they have had less
goals scored against them, giving
the 'Birds a slight edge.
In the second game on Saturday
afternoon, the 'Birds overran
Saskatchewan 7-0. The first half of
the game was very slow, probably
because both teams were tired
from the game on Friday.
The checking was very tight,
making play sloppy. Going into the
second game, Saskatchewan coach
Frank Smith said his team was
going to play more defensively.
This worked very well at first, both
teams remaining scoreless after
one period.
The second period started off the
same way. Passing was poor and
neither team could sustain an
attack for any period of time. The
'Birds did manage to get some
goals, though. About half way
through the period their play began
to pick up considerably. The score
after the second period was 3-0.
Marty Mathews, Jean Boyd and
Peter Moyls picked up the goals for
UBC.
In the third period, the Huskies'
play deteriorated quickly. With
two players injured, they tired
quickly. To make it worse, they
received a major penalty and had
to play a man short for five
minutes.
In the final period, the 'Birds
capitalized on Saskatchewan
mistakes, scoring four goals. Peter
Moyls and Jean Boyd scored twice
each with Marty Mathews, Bill
Ennos, and Jim Lawrence picking
up singles.
In the Friday game, the two
teams were more evenly matched.
In the first period both teams
kept the play tight. Many passes
were intercepted and the play was
mostly back and forth between the
blue lines.
The hitting was rough on both
sides throughout the game,
causing many minor penalties.
The 'Birds powerplay looked
strong. UBC coach Bob Hindmarch
may be right in saying he has one
of the best teams in the league.
They passed the puck well and
didn't hurry their shots. Instead
they waited until there was a
chance for a clear shot.
The 'Birds started the second
period with a very quick goal.
Brian Cumberbirch got the puck
off the faceoff and walked right by
the Huskie defenders. He cut in
front of the goal and slid the puck
under Doug Spitzig's pad.
As Huskie coach said his team
never recovered from this. The
'Birds dominated the rest of the
game. The Huskies had many
power play opportunities but the
'Birds still controlled the play.
Jean Boyd even got a shorthanded
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Play was much more wide open
as both teams backed off a little.
The score at the end of two periods
was 2-0.
In the third period, the 'Birds
again started off with a fast goal.
Jean Boyd batted in a rebound at 19
seconds.
After this the 'Birds seemed
content to hold off the Huskies for
the rest of the game. Play became
very sloppy and neither team
played well. The Huskies did
manage a goal. At 17:33 John
Rooney beat Ian Wilkie with a high
shot from close in.
In conclusion, the 'Birds looked
good. Coach Hindmarch has said
they will win this year. They will
have to improve somewhat if they
want to beat Alberta this weekend.
Alberta is the defending Canadian
Intercollegiate championship
team, and they defeated Saskatchewan last Sunday.
Coach Hindmarch will have to
clean up his team also. They
received 10 minor penalties in the
first game. Against a better team
this would have caused problems.
Game times for the weekend are
8p.m. Friday and Saturday nights.
—bob tsai photo
UBC CAPTAIN Merv Mosher set to hit while Calgary players attempt to block him. UBC's Charlie Mueler
(8), Tim Frick (5), and Tom Jones (14) look on, ready to dig. UBC won the match three games straight.
Volleyball 'Birds league power
By MARK LEPITRE
The Thunderbird volleyball
team destroyed its opposition in
both of its Canada West matches
over the weekend.
In the two best-of-five game
matches the 'Birds' opposition did
not score enough points to win even
one game, let alone a match.
The Thunderbirds played host to
the University of Calgary
Dinosaurs Saturday and the
University of Lethbridge
Pronghorns on Sunday. They
humiliated both teams so badly
that it is likely neither is looking
forward to a return match.
Both the Dinos and Pronghorns
are very weak. The Pronghorns
are also very inexperienced; their
average age being only about 18
years.
The UBC players on the other
hand, have all had intercollegiate
experience, and some have played
internationally.     The     'Birds'
average age is 22.
In the match against the Dinos,
the 'Birds were superb.
Everything seemed to go right.
The bumps and sets were perfect,
and the spiking was overpowering.
The hundred or so spectators were
given an exhibition of what good
volleyball is all about.
The only unfortunate thing was
the Calgary team was weak.
Because of this there were no long
rallies and almost all the 'Birds'
plays scored.
The Dinos offence was somewhat
less than awesome. Almost all of
their hits were blocked. 'Bird
backrow players had very little to
do.
Scores against the Dinos were 15-
2, 15-0, and 15-4.
Against the Pronghorns the
'Birds were not so dazzling, being
somewhat overconfident. The
Lethbridge team was weaker than
the Dinos but they still managed to
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score more points than did the
Dinos.
The 'Birds' plays did not have
the same precision on Saturday.
The timing was just a little off.
They still managed to hold the
Pronghorns to eight points, winning 15-2, 15-1, and 15-5.
UBC   coach   said   the   'Birds'     •
future looks very good.
"The Calgary team has already
defeated Alberta, the defending
champs. However, the Dinosaurs
are capable of much better play
than they showed here."
The only other team in the league
is Victoria Vikings. The 'Birds
defeated them in the same
resounding fashion a few weeks
ago. As it stands now, the 'Birds
appear to be the powerhouse of the
Canada West league.
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Grid 'Birds blow season ender
By TOM BARNES
The Thunderbird football team
ended this season the same way it
has finished so many before, with a
loss.
UBC fell 31-16 to the University
of Alberta Golden Bears last
Saturday at Thunderbird Stadium.
However, this season was a
season   with   a   vital   difference.
Finishing 6-4, the 'Birds had a
winning season, their best in a
decade.
The 'Birds needed to beat the
Bears to post more wins than a
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UBC'S GORD PENN on one of his many romps of the game which netted him over 1000 yards for the
season. Penn is the first UBC player to ever break the 1000 mark. 'Birds lost the game to Golden Bears 31-16.
Wrestlers start season Friday
A noon dual meet with the
Athletes in Action kicks off the
Thunderbird wrestling season
Friday.
Athletes in Action is an
organization of Christian athletes
that travels throughout Canada
and the United States, meeting
local teams in a variety of sports.
Their wrestling team is made up
of very fine ex-university athletes.
Gene Davis (158 lbs.) and Sam
Hieronymus are two of the best.
Davis is a reigning American
»■ champion and was voted Most
Outstanding Wrestler at last year's
U.S. nationals. Hieronymus took a
third place at the same tourney.
For the 'Birds it will be the
veteran Richey brothers and Kyle
Raymond providing the experience.
Last year George Richey won the
Canada West title in the 190 lbs.
class, the Canadian intercollegiate
title, and the Canadian open title,
not to mention a Canada West judo
crown.
Raymond took the Canada West
i heavyweight title and the
Canadian intercollegiate championship.   Raymond   is   also  a
onetime Canadian Open Greco-
Roman style champion.
Mike Richey won a Canada West
title last year.
Unfortunately for the 'Birds
George Richey is recovering from
a hernia operation and will be out
of action until at least mid-
December.
Two ot the most promising new
UBC wrestlers are Clark Davis and
Barry Lamb. Both are accomplished high school wrestlers
and should adapt well to the
university style.
Thunderbird coach Bob Laycoe
does not expect the 'Birds will get
off to as fast a start as they did last
year, when they set all sorts of
school records. "We are a little
short of experience right now,
especially in the lighter weight
classes, but I would expect us to be
ready to defend our Canada West
title next spring. All we are
needing is a little seasoning," said
Laycoe.
Friday's meet will be the first for
both teams. Last year the Friday
noon timeslot for duel meets
proved popular as attendance grew
with each one. Laycoe has
responded by scheduling four more
such meets over the course of the
season.
Line for Thunderbirds-Athletes
in Action duel meet:
118 lbs — Carney MacArthur
(AIA) vs. Jose Machiel (UBC)
126 lbs. — Pete Noble (AIA) vs.
Barry Lamb (UBC)
134 lbs. — Dan Shermann (AIA)
vs. Eric Kolsrud (UBC)
142lbs. — Tom Tulbert (AIA) vs.
Ira Chidlow (UBC)
150 lbs. — Sarrett Williams
(AIA) vs. Mike Grist (UBC)
158 lbs. — Gene Davis (AIA vs.
Greg Lyon (UBC)
167 lbs. — John Webber (AIA) vs.
Mike Richey (UBC)
177 lbs. — Sam Hieronymus
(AIA) vs. Clark DAvis (UBC)
190 lbs. — Rich Hay (AIA) vs.
Dave Lim (UBC
Hwt. — Bob Walker (AIA) vs.
Kyle Raymond (UBC)
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UBC team ever had in a single
season. But when it came down to
do it, they just couldn't win. Missed
blocks and turnovers at the worst
possible moment succeeded in
stopping the UBC offence where
the Alberta defense couldn't.
Defensively UBC dropped the
Bear quarterback for a loss on the
opening and closing plays of the
game, but couldn't rise to the
occasion in between.
Gary Metz put the 'Birds into a
three point lead with a 31 yard field
goal at 4:26 of the opening quarter.
The Bears then put 24 unanswered points on the board.
Fullback Dalton Smarsh scored
two touchdowns on two yard runs.
Flanker Brian Fryer picked up
another Alberta major with a 31
yard sprint. Joe Poplawski converted each touchdown and added
a 32 yard field goal.
Late in the third quarter it looked
as if UBC might have found the
ingredients to come back. Quarterback Dan Smith mixed the
running of Gord Penn and Mike
MacLeod with passes to Peter
Leier and Evan Jones before
finishing off a 86 yard drive with a
two yard run.
Al Chorney recovered the ensuing onside kick to get the ball
back for UBC. This time Smith
capped the drive with a five yard
touchdown pass to Jones.
Metz converted the first touchdown and the two point attempt on
the second was no good. UBC
trailed 24-16 going into the fourth
quarter.
In the e#d it was literally the way
the ball bounced that ended the
comeback bid of the 'Birds. Late in
the game Smith passed to Leier,
who lugged it 38 yards before being
hit. The ball popped loose and
skittered towards the sideline, then
bounced into the waiting arms of a
Golden Bear.
Fryer turned a six yard pass into
a 69 yard touchdown play for the
Bears to round out the scoring.
To beat the Bears the  'Birds
knew they would have to stop
Smarsh and Fryer. Fryer picked
up 67 yards rushing and 154 yards
receiving for 221 yards. Smarsh
collected 191 yards along the
ground.
Still the 'Birds might have had a
chance if they had been able to
finish things off offensively. They
picked up 143 yards rushing and 276
passing for 419 yards and 25 first
downs, but only 16 points. Two
fumbles, two blocked punts and an
interception were enough to keep
them in the hole.
Alberta ran for 314 yards, and
passed for 169, for 483 yards and 21
first downs in the game.
And thus ended a very fine
season.
The 'Birds went 6-4, put 294
points on the board and were
fighting for the league title until
the second to last game of the year.
But perhaps the record that best
typifies the season for UBC was the
one set by fulback Gord Penn.
Penn ran for 93 yards against
Alberta to up his season total to
1068. He is the only player in UBC
football history to go over the
thousand mark in a single season.
While a tribute to the ability of
Penn, further enhanced by the fact
he missed almost two games with a
knee injury, the record is one that
reflects on a team. Without a line to
open the hole for him, and a good
passing attack to keep some
pressure off, 1,000 would have been
totally unattainable.
In the final WIFL standings the
'Birds moved up but one step from
last season, a deceiving statistic if
there ever was one. In any case
they served fair notice to the other
teams, the public, and themselves
that they will be a force to reckon
with in upcoming seasons.
WIFL Final Standings
Team GP W      L      F     A     Pts
Calgary 8      6   2   245     154     12
Sask       8      5   3   215 ' 167     10   *
Alta        8      4   4   167    161       8
UBC        8       4    4   217     200       8
Man        8      1   7   124    277       2
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THE      UBYSSEY
Thursday, November 13, 1975
February NUS referendum planned
UBC students will be asked in a
referendum next February to
either support or reject the three-
year-old National Union of
Students once and for all.
Alma Mater Society council
voted Wednesday night to hold the
referendum before the last week of
February asking students to pay
an annual NUS fee of $1.
The vote would in effect be
UBC's approval of the national
organization which has come
under   attack   for   its   lobbying
direction inDttawa and its goals as
a' student representative body.
Similar referenda are being held
across Canada this year as NUS
seeks a power base and, if the
referenda pass, a yearly operating
budget of about $180,000.
Ian Boothe of the NUS central
committee spoke to councillors at
the meeting urging them to set a
specific referendum date so NUS
officials could have an idea of when
to plan for the vote.
In an open letter to council
Boothe said "the referendum . . .
represents an attempt by the
delegates and staff of NUS to
narrow the gap between the expectations and activities of NUS by
broadening the financial base.
"These referenda will only be
won with an equally broad base of
support."
Boothe conceded that many objections to NUS were valid, or at
least worth discussing at policymaking conventions.
Arts representative Bruce
Wilson said that while he supported
in  principle  the   concept   of   "a
Budget priorities cause cuts
From page 5
people of B.C. According to the
government's 1975-76 budget, the
portion of revenues paid in personal tax ($1,451,900,000 — income,
sales, property, fuel, and liquor
taxes) is almost twice that paid by
corporations ($830,290,000 —
corporate tax, mining land, and
forestry royalties).
The provincial government's
financial priorities, the development of the infrastructure for
resource extraction and of subsidizing primary industry, are
responsible for post-secondary
cutbacks. Students and teachers
should demand more money from
the government.
Last year, more than 100,000
Quebec students participated in
strike action against their
government's cuts in education —
specifically in loans and bursaries.
And, most important, they were
successful in winning some
significant concessions from the
Quebec government including the
abolition of parents' contribution in,
the calculation of loans and bursaries and other eased restrictions
for student aid.
Out of the experience of this
struggle, many student leaders
realized the need for a permanent
organization  to  defend  students'
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interests. The National Association
of Quebec Students (ANEQ) was
founded on March 22, 1975. ANEQ
pointed to the importance of
organizing in a recent article,
saying: "Without their
organization, students do not exist
as a collective force. It is up to us,
as student representatives, to raise
the level of organization of the
student population."
In B.C., we have the beginnings
of such an organization. The B.C.
Students Federation, formed last
March, has been fighting the
budget cuts to the colleges. But so
far, the BCSF actions on this front
have been limited to a few
representatives going to meet with
and lobby various government
officials.
But lobbying has achieved
nothing. For example, a recent
meeting between education
minister Dailly and BCSF reps
resulted in nothing. Dailly actually
tried to tell the students that the
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budget cuts were imposed so that
the students and their education
would come first!
Perhaps she momentarily forgot
about the thousands of students
turned away from colleges this
year, the bigger classes, cut
courses, insufficient equipment
and supplies, etc.
Student leaders are beginning to
realize the necessity of organizing
large numbers of students ta fight
the budget cuts. The recent
marches and demonstrations were
probably only the beginning in a
series of marches, strikes,
demonstrations, petitions and
other actions all designed to give
the student leaders some
bargaining power when they talk to
government officials.
The upcoming BCSF conference
has as its theme lobbying versus
organizing, a tactical session to
deal with the expected problems in
education in the future.
strong national organization" he
didn't agree with all the NUS
policies.
"But I wouldn't want to see it go
plop just because we don't agree
with the opinions of some individuals at the NUS central
committee."
Wilson called for a "wider
stance" on the question of housing
and a closer look at NUS policy
towards the Canada Student Loan
Program.
Grad studies rep Dave Fuller
asked Booth, if UBC students
rejected NUS would all contact be
lost with the national organization?
Booth said there would still be
some communication, perhaps
through the B.C. Students
Federation.
.Questioned further by Fuller
about the educational decisions
made at the national level which
require a federal student lobby.
Boothe said issues such as the
general Canada Student Loan
ceiling, housing mortgage
guidelines and the Fiscal
Arrangements Act are all dealt
with in Ottawa.
(The Fiscal Arrangements Act is
an agreement between the federal
and provincial governments over
cost sharing, part of which includes federal funding to
education. The Act is currently
under renegotiation.)
Fuller then asked about NUS'
philosophy on how much time to
spend on lobbying with governmental agencies and how much
time to devote to organizing
students. Fuller noted that this
question would be debated up at
the   upcoming   B.C.   Students'
Federation conference later this
month.
The grad studies rep said
significant gains were made by
students in Quebec last year when
100,000 of them went on strike to
protest government policy. He
likened student union power with
that of a union — the bargaining
power is in the ability to strike and
pressure the government.
"They (the Quebec students)
wouldn't have won without the
bargaining power."
Responding to the question on
tactics, Boothe said there was a
divided opinion among NUS
members about the lobbying
versus organizing question.
"Some of them are paranoid of
parachuting in 'heavies' to
organize. It's a hit and miss
proposition," he said. "Until that
perception changes it would likely
be viewed as an institutional
problem."
AMS internal affairs officer
Dave Theessen said the BCSF is
worthy of student support but NUS
is not. Theessen objected to the
amount of time NUS spends
organizing referenda and conducting fundraising activities.
He also said the BCSF, while
largely supported in its formative
days by NUS fieldworkers, should
not be simply another arm of NUS
as he implied it currently is.
Theessen, while admitting it was
"harsh treatment," also urged
that costs for the NUS referendum
be billed to the national
organization.
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