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Vol. LXIV, No. 56
Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, March 9,1982
In April 45 women physical
plant workers will face unemployment because of budget cutbacks
but officials claim the layoffs are
based on job classification and the
layoffs have nothing to do with
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workers classified as service worker
ones but avoids layoffs in a
second, male dominated classification. "We've not laid off women
per se; we've laid off service worker
ones," said H.E. Trewin, custodial
section superintendent, Monday. "I
don't look on them as men and
women, I look on them as ones and
twos," he said.
(According to Trewin, service
worker ones have "lighter" duties
while worker twos take on the
"heavier" jobs such as floor waxing, wet mopping, furniture moving
and machinery use.)
Employee relations director Bob
Grant said the job classification,
and not the individuals, are being
cut. "I don't think sex came into
it," he said.
"We don't classify by sex, we
classify by job description. What
we're doing is cutting back on the
lowest classification," he added.
According to Trewin, "these are
two different trades; they are not
the same."
He later added that combining
the two classifications has been
discussed, but "there are certain
tasks that women can't do physically-
"We had to decide how we were
going to meet the (cutbacks)," said
See page 2: POSITIONS
Rallies for
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SHORT-TERM wheelchair rider discovers deceptiveness of "ramp" which seeing students experience movement from class to class from a different
has three inch bump at bottom, causing inconvenience to wild wheelers at perspective. Wheelchair ace racer Rick Hansen (left) offers suggestions on
UBC. Organizers of Monday's wheelchair tour of campus get kick out of   popping wheelies and avoiding potholes, See stories below.
racer wants awareness, nof pity
Rick Hansen — the Wayne Gret-
zky of his sport. The description,
offered by a local radio sports announcer, perhaps best describes
UBC's 24 year old wheelchair
marathon champion.
Hansen who holds a myriad of
wheelchair marathon titles, including last year's national championships in Winnipeg, was the
keynote speaker as exceptional persons week began at UBC.
Speaking to 90 people in the SUB
party room Monday, Hansen told
the audience, "Awareness is one of
the biggest and most important factors in dealing with disability."
Hansen said that every disability
is different and personal, and it is
important for people to understand
Rather than dwell upon his
athletic achievements, Hansen told
the audience about his personal experience in dealing with his disability; being a paraplegic confined to a
Hansen was hitching home from
a fishing trip when, "I caught a ride
with the wrong person." The
pickup truck he was riding in overturned and Hansen suffered a
broken back.
He was 15 at the time. "Before
the accident I was your basic jock,
my entire life was centred around
activity. You can imagine how the
accident shook me."
Hansen said human beings are
notorious for their ability to adapt.
"The easy way is to sit there and
feel sorry for yourself — for me, 1
decided I needed to set goals to
Hansen leads wheel tour
UBC is "sorely lacking ... in its
ability to deal with handicapped
Rick Hansen's point was well
taken. Canada's premier wheelchair
athlete was joined by 15 students
and faculty members who
discovered the frustration of
travelling through campus in a
Although most participants in the
tour were able to walk, they stuck
to their wheelchairs despite the
heavy physical excercise involved in
reaching some buildings, such as
Hansen,   a   physical   education
student at UBC, said some of the
older buildings are almost completely inaccessible to people in
wheelchairs. In many buildings it is
impossible to get off the first floor
in a wheelchair.
After the tour, physical plant
director Neville Smith told The
Ubyssey that facilities for disabled
students are an 'ongoing problems.'
"Handicapped facilities are built
in all major renovations," he said.
"However in some of the older
buildings costs are too high or
renovations are impractical."
The wheelchair tour took place as
part of exceptional persons week.
direct my energy into," he said.
"I'm a stronger individual now
than before because I took those
challenges instead of running away
from them. Look at my face and see
rny smile — don't insult me by feeling pity for me," he said.
Hansen told the audience "If
disabled people are happy and
fulfilled, you should be envious."
Hansen said people have a lot of
strength and ability to cope, but no
one really appreciates this until faced with a personal setback.
Luminaries in attendance at the
speech included administration
president Doug Kenny, who said
"It is appropriate people in university are leading the way in drawing
attention to and doing research on
exceptional children." Kenny added he had been a long time admirer
of Hansen.
Education dean Daniel Birch
echoed similar sentiments.
An interview with Rick Hansen
will appear in Friday's Ubyssey.
"It is important to know how the
public feels about the higher education problem. Their feelings, however, should be influenced by a genuine demonstration of public support for the cause of higher education," said current universities minister Pat McGeer, then a Liberal
MLA, in 1963.
Students, staff and faculty, pro-
vincially and nationwide, have
taken McGeer's advice to heart and
have launched a Canadian Federation of Students sponsored week of
action against cutbacks in education.
Rallies, demonstrations and marches are scheduled this week in colleges and universities from Victoria
to St. John's, Newfoundland.
And more than 1,500 students are
expected to march through downtown Vancouver Friday, protesting
education cutbacks, rising tuition
fees and a lack of accessibility to
post-secondary. education.
Stephen Learey of the UBC-bas-
ed students for accessible education
would not predict how many UBC
students will participate in the
march, but said he was encouraged
by the response to SAE's leafieting
campaign last week.
See page 3: OPEN
Women rally to celebrate freedom, struggle
Women, men and children, carrying
colorful banners and placards, marched
through downtown Vancouver Saturday
to commemorate International Women's
More than 500 demonstrators joined in
the celebration. They chanted "Out of the
kitchen and into the streets, women unite
today!" And they shouted "Women must
decide their fate, not the church and not
the state!"
The march, escorted by 15 police,
assembled in Victory Square, and continued along Georgia and Howe streets to
Robson square.
At Robson square, the back of a pick
up truck was used as a make-shift stage.
Thirty women's groups and other concerned committees displayed their banners
on the old courthouse steps, forming a
multi-colored backdrop.
"This is the fifth annual International
Women's Day celebration in Vancouver,"
said Muggsy Sigu'rgierson, a member of
the International Women's Day committee. "We're here to fight against the oppression of women, to protest the freeze
on women's wages.
"Cutbacks in women's needs are increasing," Sigurgierson said. "This wage
freeze makes the struggle for equal pay for
equal   value   almost   impossible.   It's
necessary for women to work together."
Speaking on behalf of 10,000 women
who work as domestic workers in Canada,
Violeta Ramirez said "We come to
Canada with the hope of earning a decent
living for our families. But we are denied
rights and privileges other Canadian
workers have.
"We work 12 to 14 hours a day, are intimidated and sexually harassed by our
employers," she said "We have begun to
get organized and are part of the nationwide campaign to change working conditions."
Ramirez, who represented the committee for the advancement of the rights of
domestic workers, said, the workers are
very vulnerable. "We will not be taken for
granted. We are good enough to work
here, we are good enough to stay."
The Euphonius women singers provided entertainment between speakers.
Strumming on their guitars and shaking
their tambourines, the singers filled the air
with feminist music and the audience sang
"Enforced heterosexuality is the underpinning of women's oppression," said
Nym Hughes, a spokesperson for the subcommittee of the B.C. federation of
women on lesbian rights. "Lesbians have
been organizing to change that reality.
See page 2: PARITY Page 2
Tuesday, March 9, 1982
Positions cut
From page 1
Trewin. Physical plant's operating
budget was recently reduced by
$990,000. "It was an operational
decision," he said.
Trewin added the worker twos
were kept because their services are
considered more valuable. "We
decided the worker twos, the work
they can do, is the work we want
(The worker one classification is
98 per cent women and the worker
twos are only 11 per cent women.
Both are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees,
local 116.
Physical plant employees are also
divided into staff and hourly
classifications and 80 per cent of the
hourly service worker ones are
women but only 14 per cent of the
worker twos are hourly.
But Trewin denied this fact had
any influence on the cutbacks decision. "They (the worker ones) we
could do without the best," he said.
"It's a position — I never look at
the sex." He added the layoffs
were made by seniority.
Neville Smith, physical plant
director, agreed with Trewin. "We
merely looked at positions, not
whether they were men or women.
The fact that these positions were
occupied by women was not by
plan, it just happened that way."
Parity wanted
From page 1
Pat Davitt, of Vancouver's
Municipal and Regional Employees
Union, spoke about equal pay.
"There are two basic ideas about
equal pay. "Firstly, men and
women working at the same job
should get the same pay. Even reactionaries like Bill Bennett should be
able to grasp this.
She said women and men should
get equal base rates — the same
amount of money when they start
working. "We are not a pack of
raving lunatics; other people in the
world are fighting for the same
The march and rally, however,
were marred by the presence of the
Communist Party of Canada,
Marxist — Leninist. They posed as
the Democratic Women's Union of
Canada. When the march assembled at the foot of Hamilton street,
they pushed and shoved other
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Africans are 'guinea pigs'
Thalidomide, the drug responsible for thousands of deformed
babies in Europe in the early 1960s
is still available in Africa, a
representative of the African
Students' Association said Sunday.
The manufacturers of
thalidomide want to dispose of drug
supplies so they sell it where it is still
on the market, Sanika Chirwa told
10 students in SUB 206.
Chirwa said drug companies are
abusing weak laws in African countries and use Africans as guinea pigs
to test their products.
The drug is often marketed under
trade names including Grippex,
Costergan, Distaval and Valgris, he
African countries are test
laboratories for drugs, jut other
products are tested ther: as well
Chirwa said.
"Only two or three types of inter-
uterine devices are av.ulable in
North America. In Africa," said
Chirwa,' 'at least eight or nine types
are available. The companies are
selling these things because the laws
don't exist to prevent them."
Before a new product is introduced into North America it has been
on the African market for at least
five years, he said.
Chirwa said the problem not only
exists in Africa but throughout the
Third  World.  "These drug com
panies are business houses.
Wherever they find a weak law they
will abuse it."
Referring to the 'battle of the
bottle' incident last year in which
the World Health Organization
restricted advertising and marketing
of baby formula in developing
countries, Chirwa said baby formula has replaced TV and cars as
status symbols as a result of the
"Even though the manufacturers
know of the side effects or ineffectiveness, they continue to promote their products.
"It is now being found that
African women do not fully respond to contraceptive pills. Because
of changes in climate and other en
vironmental factors, the pill is never
absorbed by the body," he said.
"Steroid-containing ointments
are producing blotching effects on
African women. They end up looking like zebras or grow beards."
Chirwa placed the blame on professionals inside and outside the
third world who do not push for
stricter drug regulations.
Arms race
'macho' fault
The arms race is economically
wasteful, humanly disastrous, and
potentially catastrophic, a university of Michigan political science professor said Thursday.
"There is absolutely no doubt
that millions of human beings will
die in the most grotesque way,"
David Singer told 200 people in
Buchanan 106.
Our culture accepts nuclear
weaponry because of its tough,
"macho" connotations, said
"Who wants to be called a
sissy?" he said. "Even if we were
able to bring to trial all those who
are preparing for nuclear war, there
are millions more who would be
delighted to take their place."
Singer cited the United States as a
major offender in the arms race.
"If there ever was a nation that was
dangerously overarmed, it's the
U.S.," he said.
But the Soviet Union is equally to
blame he said. "Soviet foreign
policy shows even less creativity and
imagination than American foreign
Based on president Ronald
Reagan's performance to date,
"there is virtually no way" he will
be re-elected said Singer. "If you
think the Carter administration was
inept and incompetent, you ain't
seen nothing yet."
The current Soviet government is
not likely to stay intact for much
longer either, he added. "The question is, what kind of thugs will
replace Brezhnev?"
The superpowers would slow
down the arms race if sufficient
criticism came from other countries, Singer said. "I think a coalition of allies could bear a considerable amount of pressure on the
Americans and Soviets and get the
ball going," he said.
Singer advocates the use of a ' 'no
first use" declaration, in which
neither side would strike first with
nuclear weapons. This agreement
would be effective, he said, because
"the Soviets and Americans have
adhered to a great many of their
paper committments.
"I'm prepared to go into coalition with the devil to (break out of
the arms race).
"But as a short-term solution,
the U.S., and by extension Canada,
will be more secure when there is
not a single land-based missile in
North America," said Singer.
"There is no reason to think that
Vancouver is in a divine sense likely
to be spared," he added.
— ian timberlaka photo
NEWEST SCULPTURE in aquatic centre, "Man diving off platform," brings wows from team mate below and
capacity crowd gathered to witness CIAU swimming and diving championships last week. Figure inspired UBC
women to second place finish and UBC men to fifth.
Israel week fights image
Shalom, it is Israel week at UBC.
"We're trying to increase
knowledge of Israel culturally,
politically and religiously. We're
trying to show that it is a place
where people live and there is green
grass and children aren't being
blown up 24 hours a day," Israel
week coordinator Howard Dan-
cyger says.
Dancyger    says    the    North
American Jewish Student's Network is trying to fight the image of
Israel traditionally portrayed in the
Monday, the Network presented
a display on Jerusalem — City of
Peace, but the highlight of the
week is supposed to be a speech by
"the most dynamic non-Jewish
Zionist," Reverend John Grauel.
Grauel, who was once a volunteer
galley boy on the Jewish refugee
Thousands of students turn out for nothing
Thousands of UBC students were
forced to participate in an event
Monday, when the arts
undergraduate society declared
Apathy Day.
"It's a dirty piece of fascist
business," Lawrence Kootnikoff
UBC NDP club president and student radical said Monday. "It's
conscripting the masses into participating in something."
Apathy day kicked off arts week
with a resounding thud and if the
rest of the week affects students as
deeply, it will be a resounding success.
"I didn't know such a thing as
apathy day existed," said one student. "Who thought this up?"
"I am ignoring it completely, I
am too busy doing school work,"
said Ron McGillveray, science 3.
"Apathy day shouldn't be given a
second thought."
John Miller, engineering 3, said
he would think about liberating the
engineering undergraduate society
headquarters, the cheeze factory,
from the university administration,
who padlocked the office last week
over the issue of the Red Rag.
Rene Comesotti, AUS '/ice president, said she is dismayed that a
scheduled band did not show up for
a lunch hour engagement in
Buchanan lounge.
"They didn't care," she said.
"We are outraged."
"If I was more involved I would
have   participated,"   said   James
Hollis, Alma Mater society finance
"I don't care," said AMS president Dave Frank. "No comment."
"Apathy day isn't working, I
didn't even know about it," said an
arts 2 student, who declined to be
Peter Goddard arts student coun
cil representative, said apathy day
began because the AUS couldn't afford to do anything. "It costs a lot
of money to book this sunny warm
The Ubyssey attempted to contact more students on the issue of
apathy day, but none were available
for comment.
Gears not cheezed off by padlocks
Administration padlocks continue to keep
engineering students out of their hangout, the
cheeze factory.
But the locks are not seriously altering engineering undergraduate society activities, EUS presidentelect Rich Day said Monday.
"It's no great problem getting things done. We
simply meet in other places," Day said. "It's a
shame because (applied science dean Martin) Wedepohl is saying 'symbolically, you don't have my
"But in a way it's good because everyone's talking about it," he added "It's increased our spirit."
The cheeze factory was locked Feb. 28 wnen
Wedepohl recommended the action to administration president Doug Kenny. Wedepohl was responding to the sexisi: and racist hate literature
printed in this year's Red Rag.
"It's remaining closed until we show some sort of
change in heart — whatever that means," Day said.
He added he plans to discuss the issue with Wedepohl sometime this week.
But Wedepohl said Monday, "It (the cheeze factory) is closed indefinitely. I'm not bargaining with
the EUS."
Meanwhile, an engineering student who condemned the Red Rag in a letter to The Ubyssey said
he is getting support from within the faculty.
"I'm getting a lot of positive response from other
gears," David Janis said Monday. "The students
in my faculty are being dragged through the mud
because of our deplorable image to the public and I
think that's wrong."
Janis said his letter was intended "to get the dean
and the EUS talking together in real terms — not
just playing semantics."
ship the Exodus, later joined the
underground Jewish organization,
the Haganah, prior to the formation of the state.
His speech, When a Dream
Comes True: The State of Israel,
is today at 12:30 in Buch. 203 UBC
is Graul's first stop on a cross-
Canada speaking tour.
Wednesday, the Network plans
Lunch in Israel featuring falafel
and Israeli dancing at 12:30 p.m. in
the SUB party room. There will be a
dance performance followed by
dancing for all.
There will be an Egypt-Israel
peace treaty' dialogue" with Kal
Holsti, UBC political science
department head and Mattitayahu
Mayzel, visitor from Tel Aviv
University's history department on
Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in the upper
lounge of international house.
Open house helps
From page 1
"A lot of people have said
they're interested (in the march),
particularly the arts students because most of their classes are cancelled because of the open house. I
am encouraged," said Learey.
But UBC will be hard pressed to
match the expected turnout at Vancouver Community College's Langara campus. "We're counting on,
hopefully, up to 1,000 people,"
said Dan Cross, vice president external of Langara's student society.
At least 300 people from Simon
Fraser University are expected to attend the march, said Doug Fleming,
SFU external relations officer.
Other events as part of the CFS
week of action include a march on
the legislature by University of Victoria students Thursday. Page 4
Tuesday, March 9, 1982
'Rule' explained
Women cleaned out
International Women's Day was celebrated
in Vancouver last weekend with marches,
music and speeches. There was a strong and
positive feeling of solidarity and support for the
women's movement, but we were cautioned
that sexual discrimination is thriving and rampant.
The cautioners were right. Especially at UBC.
Forty-six physical plant workers have been
canned effective April due to funding cutbacks.
Forty-five of them are women. The administration tells us it's not a case of discrimination.
But women in custodial job ghettoes are being cleaned out.
The administration says the layoff decisions
are based on job classification. It is within these
job classifications that sexism lies.
Physical plant divides its employees into two
similar categories. In the 'light' category there
are 98 per cent women. In the 'heavy' category
there are only 11 per cent women. Work in the
first category entails dusting, dry mopping and
emptying office garbage cans while work in the
second category entails floor waxing, wet mopping, moving furniture and using machinery.
Physical plant has decided the second
category is a priority and therefore all job cuts
took place in the first category. The decision
has nothing to do with individuals, they tell us.
But the decision has everything to do with individuals. The administration says it's mere
coincidence that 45 of 46 people losing their
jobs are women. It's no coincidence.
Women are herded into traditional women's
jobs and men are herded into traditional men's
jobs. And of course the men's jobs are considered more important.
The administrators at UBC probably don't
consciously decide to fire women. They're just
naive victims of socialization which they enforce but don't recognize.
And then there are not so naive victims of
socialization. We're referring to Nathan Divinsky, a UBC professor on Vancouver city council
who uses sexism for political gain. A man who
says unemployed mothers shouldn't leech off
society because they were never asked to uncross their legs is a man desperately and
pathetically trying to gain attention.
It was a bad day all round on Friday. First of all I had to go out in
the rain, and "on my way to the
village I stepped in a puddle. Then
someone handed me a rather cryptic
piece of religious propaganda which
I finally figured out must have
come from that masochistic little
organization Jews for Jesus, an
organization which makes about as
much sense as, let's say, Lutherans
for the Pope.
Then I read Len Hjalmarson's
letter, and noted a misleading paragraph that ought to be clarified because it perpetuates a damaging fallacy about the Jews and the Jewish
Bible. Len made a reference to the
'golden rule' by which the Jewish
Bible — Old Testament — is read as
a kind of prophesy of the New.
Whether this rule is golden or not
remains to be seen. I see it as rather
Then Len refers to the fact that
the moral majority (who don't deserve to be in capitals) uses the Jewish Bible to justify such things as
arms buildup. I'll give him the
benefit of the doubt. He may not
have meant to carry on that great
and comfortable tradition of the
stereotype God of the Jews — a
cross between Zeus and old Father
Time in a bad mood. Does one assume, by the way, that God underwent a personality change between
the testaments?
War and bloodshed appear in the
pages of the Jewish Bible because,
among other things, it is an historical document. War is never held up
as the best alternative, and it may
come as a surprise to some people,
but love for your neighbor appears,
not only as one of the top 10 commandments, but is mentioned
throughout the Bible and the Talmud. Doing unto others as you'd
have them do unto you didn't appear for the first time in the New
Testament. Hillel said it before
Jesus did, and no doubt other people in other lands had also said it.
Joan Betty Stuchner
Main library staff
March 9, 1962
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lan TimbeHake and Pat McLeod were rebelling against Scott MacDonald's habit of sneaking
communist propaganda into the sports section. "The glorious revolutionary men's lacrosse
team?" Bruce Campbell wondered out loud. Chris Wong and Julie Wheelwright
thought the whole debate was tedious and defended the idea of mixing a little politics in with
the sports. "I really liked the feature on the national Albanian ski championships and the pics
of Hoxha waving at crowds of happy but politically correct spectators," said Craig Yuill and
Craig Brooks. Glen Sanford, flushed with the recent publicity in Chatelaine, and Keith Baldrey glowered at the rosy cheeked Red. Eric Eggertson, Mark Attisha and Len Lauk gazed at
MacDonald's collection of revolutionary heroes and sighed. Sean La Fleur and Brian Jones
thought the masthead was getting full and threw themselves off the balcony. Arnold Hed
strom, Muriel Draaisma and Craig Yuill thought they noticed hammer and sickles on the
Thunderbirds' team jackets, but Kevin McGee and Kevin Mullen said it was imaginary.
Divinsky protests article 9s 'biased' portrait
Your review of my gentle speech
to the Progressive Conservative
club painted a biased picture of my
position and I trust you will give me
the opportunity of attempting to bring it into fairer focus.
I have nothing against students or
single parents and I was not ranting, as your picture caption so
gratuitiously suggested. In fact, the
entire issue of single parents arose
in a question from the audience
after I had ended my talk.
My position is that society must
help people who, through circumstances beyond their control,
cannot help themselves. However,
society's resources are limited and
cannot support all the people who
would like to be supported. I am
concerned about the spreading attitude that government should look
after more and more of us because I
believe people must bear the
responsibility for their own actions.
It illustrates the decline in self-
reliance, I reminisced about attitudes  in  society  when   I  was  a
Gear defends Rag
I am writing as a UBC engineering student, in defense of the Red
Rag. Make no mistake, I do not defend its humor, but I do defend its
The Red Rag is not meant to be a humor magazine. It is published
to bring forth vitriolic cries from those who don't or can't see
beyond its jokes. The Red Rag's humor is not merely sexist, racist, or
indecent. It offends everyone. It was meant to.
Our dean, L.M. Wedepohl, recently sent a letter to all engineering
students stating that, among other things, he was deeply ashamed to
be associated with the applied science faculty. Well, I am not. I am
proud to be a UBC engineer.
Proud that, despite carrying the heaviest undergraduate course
load, we have the highest participation in campus events of any
faculty. Proud of our charity work. Proud that we are the envy of
engineering schools across Canada. Proud that ours is the faculty
that can put Volkswagens where angels fear to tread.
Let him have his shame. I have my pride. And to all the Jerry
Falwells among you who cry against the Rag and other forms of
social satire, look beyond the jokes. Look to the reason it is published.
Peter Watson
civil engineering 3
young man in Winnipeg. In those
days, single mothers either got their
parents to support them or gave
their children up for adoption
because there was no expectation
that society should pay. For married people, they often stayed
together, even though the marriages
had deteriorated, because they
could not afford to live separately
and, again, because there was no
expectation that society would support the single parent mother who
had to stay home with the children.
Today, of course, many people
become single parents with the full
expectation that they have a right to
be supported by society.  I am a
great believer in freedom and, I
believe, people should be able to
live their lives in any way they wish:
having children out of wedlock,
breaking up marriages or living in
any lifestyle that seems to please
them. What I do object to is people
exercising this freedom and then expecting society to pay for it. I am
concerned that we are bankrupting
both the system and the spirit of
those who are prepared to work
hard. I closed my answer on this
subject by reminiscing about the old
joke that was current in Winnipeg
that many problems in this area
could have been avoided if people
did not uncross their legs.
Your reviewer, in my opinion,
either misunderstood the entire
thrust of my response or was so sure
that he knew what my feelings were
that he wrote down what he expected me to say and, in doing so,
he gave the impression that I am an
unfeeling, unloving, uncaring, right
wing, vicious villain. In fact, I am
extremely fond of students and I
have great sympathy for people, including unwed mothers and single
parents who find themselves in difficulty.
Nathan Divinsky,
city councilor
Remarks objectify, harm women
I am writing an answer to the
statements of Nathan Divinsky in
Thursday's edition of The Ubyssey,
(March 4th). I work and live in the
university community.
For the past 10 years I have come
to know first hand the struggles
women have had to leave their
"breadwinners" and come out into
the health and safety of their own
homes, with or without their
I have met women who have been
battered, beaten, choked and raped
by the "breadwinner" in the family. I have met women who have
been victims of incest, or stood in
horror to witness incest in the home
they have created with the "breadwinner." I have known women who
have suffered brain damage,
broken jaws, broken arms, broken
ribs and broken health and spirit
because of the abuse meted them by
their "breadwinners," in the name
of the family.
I know many other women who
have been afraid to leave alcoholics,
wife beaters and child-threateners
because their "breadwinner" has
intimidated them so completely,
and because they know that the
Nathan Divinskys of the welfare
system wait for them on the other
When Divinsky's image of a
woman is that of someone "uncrossing her legs" to the male, he is
feeding this campus more Red Rag
pictorials. He objectifies women,
and gives men right to violence
against such subservient and abject
Women have a right to choose in
favor of life. They do so whenever
they bring themselves and their
children out of violence, and
whenever they speak against conservatism, no matter on what campus
or in what community.
Nancy C. Horsman
UEL resident Tuesday, March 9, 1982
Page 5
The iM' religions
I fear that Irene Plette's discourse
on fundamentalism (Perspectives,
Feb. 11) may have tarred Mem-
monites with a brush that belongs
elsewhere. Fundamentalism is a
predominantly 20th century
In no way should it be equated
with the Mennonite faith, a tradition that goes back over 400 years
to the radical reformation. Mennonite faith is one rooted in a way
of life, not a particular set of narrow doctrines. Admittedly, in
North America in the 20th century
some of the more prosperous and
conservative branches of the church
have moved towards a fundamentalist position, but that is not the
direction of the whole church (at
least I hope not). We have a rich
and varied tradition.
Bruce Hiebert
Vancouver School of Theology
THURSDAY, MARCH 11 at 1:30 p.m.
in SUB 205
Come out and vote for next year's team.
and don't forget the LAST great BROOMBALL
game of the year . . .
(no expeirience necessary)
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Thursday, Mar. 11 — 7:00 p.m. $2.
Saturday, Mar. 13 — 7:00 p.m. $2
Special Mat/nee Performance:
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Why are these people on
Canada's most wanted list?
There are jobs in Canada that cannot
be filled because of a shortage of
skilled people. Technology is moving faster
than some industries. And if Canada is to
remain competitive in international markets
we must meet the employment challenges
we face now.
Our hope is in informing young Canadians
about the opportunities in the fields of
skilled trades and the new technologies.
At Employment and Immigration we have
helped hundreds of thousands of young
])eople discover options they never knew
1 hey had.
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education in priority subjects. And virtually
all of the apprentices training in regulated
programs are supported by some form of
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That helps people find the right job, and
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Tuesday, March 9, 1982
Tween Classes
Radical Day — wear something radical, come
and   listen   to   rock   music,   noon,   Buchanan
Meeting, and Barbara Bernhardt speaking on
National Bike Rally taking place in Vancouver in
August, noon. Bio. 2449.
No table this week, noon, SUB foyer.
Visually Impaired Students' Association are having a discussion on different aspects on the visually impaired, 11:30 a.m. to noon, Scarfe 208.
Darlene Harris: Giftedness: Is rt such a gift?,
noon to 1:30 p.m., Scarfe 1005.
Bradford Bentley: The Hearing Impaired and
You, noon to 1:30 p.m., Scarfe 1004.
People First: Among the Counted In, discussion
about mentally handicapped students, noon to
1:30 p.m., Scarfe 209.
Sharon Schniad speaks on Public Policy matters,
11:30 a.m   to noon, Scarfe 1005.
'83 executive formation, everyone interested
welcome, noon, SUB 212.
Rev. John Grauel, will discuss his experiences on
the ship Exodus in 1977 and the Israeli defense
forces. Topic: When a dream comes true the
State of Israel, noon, Buch. 203
Film presentation: Who's in Charge Here Anyway?, documents social and economic effects of
excessive military spending Followed by an im
portant general meeting to start organizing all
the activities planned for this summer, noon,
Angus 421.
Community   dinner bring   food   or   backoff
bucko's, 5:59 p.m., Lutheran Campus Centre.
Eucharist for all God's piglets,  noon,  Lutheran
Campus Centre.
Cheap nutritious lunches, noon to 1 p.m.,
Lutheran Campus Centre
Planning meeting, noon, SUB 237b
Joint dinner/LSM, CCCM, Gay UBC, 6 p.m.,
Lutheran Campus Centre
Second Annual Arts Yacht Races, noon; Bzzr
Garden, 4 p.m., both in Buchanan lounge.
General meeting, executive elections. All mem
bers should attend, noon, SUB 212a.
This month's newsletter with election details is
now available - deadline March 16, Wednesday, Thursday noon, unttl March 16, IRC G30.
Tom Woods speaks about Laurel House and Autism, noon to 1:30 p.m., Scarfe 1005.
Architect Barbara Dalrymple speaks on Designing  a  barrier-free  environment,   noon to   1:30
p.m., Scarfe 209.
The Lovegroves: A special couple and their special children, 11:30 to noon, Scarfe 1029.
Dr. Ron NeufeW: Advocacy: Greet idea but what
does it mean?, 11:30 a.m. to noon, Scarfe 1326.
Lunch in Israel featuring falafel and hamantas-
chen and an Israeli dance performance. Blue and
white clothes should be worn to keep in the Israeli spirit, noon, SUB party room.
Election: Future of CCF, noon, SUB 211.
Cheap nutritious lunches, noon to 1 p.m., Lu
theran Campus Centre.
Discussion meeting number three,  noon,  SUB
Elections for 1982-83 executives. All members
please attend, noon, IRC 1.
BBQ with distinguished members of our faculty
as the chefs, noon, Buchanan courtyard.
Organizational meeting for all students interested
in working in video, 1:30 p.m., SUB 115.
Elections for 1982-83 executive, noon, SUB 204.
A goalball game, everyone welcome to participate, noon to 1:30 p.m.. War Memorial gym.
Or Kal Holsti, UBC political science department
head and Dr Mattityahu Mayzel, Tel Aviv University history department, will speak about the
Egypt Israel peace treaty, noon, upper lounge.
International House.
Cheap nutritious lunches, noon to 1 p.m., Lutheran Campus Centre.
Annual general meeting, noon, SUB 213.
Organizational meeting for the arrival of the In
dent sub at Bangor, Wash, this summer, 8 p.m.,
SUB 215.
Last day for nominations for new executive,
noon, St. Mark's (north of Gage).
Executive elections, noon, SUB 119.
Speaker from Rape Relief. All women welcome,
noon, SUB 125.
Outing to see Charlie Murphy at the Soft Rock
Cafe. More details in SUB 237b or call 228-4638.
Performance is at 8:30 p.m., Soft Rock Cafe,
1925, W. 4th.
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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Official decree
from the arts undergraduate society: arts week '82 is here! Festivities
continue today with radical day.
Noble persons and peasants alike
will wear something radical to
undermine established authority
(Gotcha Dougl). Come and listen to
rock music in the lounge of castle
For ye commandeers of nautical
nausea, the second annual arts
yacht races make history on
Wednesday noon in the courtyard
of   Buchanan,
The Students for Peace and
Mutual Disarmament are giving a
film presentation, Who's in Charge
Here, Anyway? (not directed to
UBC   administrators).   Documents
outlining social and economic side
effects of excess military spending
(no, not the UBC traffic patrol Beer
Fund) will be shown, an important
general meeting will follow, to start
organizing the activities being planned for this summer. All this and
more, brought to you today at
noon, Angus 421.
Referee club meeting. 1:30 p.m., War Memorial
gym 211.
Tower beach suicide run (10 km). It's a killer!,
noon, between SUB and Main library
Corec volleyball, drop in, 7:30 p.m., War Mem
orial gym.
General meeting,  elections for 1982-83 execu
tive, 1:30 p.m., SUB 205.
To celebrate the birth of a new fm radio station
for Vancouver, CITR presents a dance with three
bands: Popular Front, 54/40, and Rhythm Mission. Be there and make it a happening --
they're even door prizes, 8 p.m , SUB ballroom.
Open house: for additional information, talk to
the AUS executive in Buch 107, or phone
228-4403, all day throughout Buchanan.
Rami Raz, director of the Israeli Aliyah centre,
and a panel of students will discuss opportunities
to travel, study and work in Israel, noon, Hillel
House (behind Brock Hall).
Dance, 7 to 12 p.m., SUB party room.
A different talk every hour on the theme that creation "science" is non-science, 11 am. to 5
p.m., Biosci. 2000.
Protest rally, march, student activism, 1 p.m.,
Cheap nutritious lunches, 12 noon to 1 p.m., Lu
theran Campus Centre
UBC vs, SFU soccer game, part of open house
festivities, come out and support UBC against its
archrival SFU, 7 p.m., Thunderbird stadium.
Demonstrations of the latest technology in exercise science, including the latest in knee research, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. War Memorial gym.
English 100, final debate. Let it be resolved that
the study of the liberal arts is a luxury which this
university can no longer afford, 1:30 pm,, Buch.
Final registration for Storm the wall, men and
women, by 3:30 p.m.. War Memorial gym 203.
Excellent film showing of a rare copy of the 1936
Olympics in Berlin, 11 a.m.. War Memorial gym.
Open house is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., War Memorial
Men's Totem tennis championship, all day, armories.
A different talk every hour on the theme of creation "science" is non-science, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
Biosci. 2000.
Theatre production of Picnic on the Battlefield
by Fernanda Arrabal, free admission, 4:30 p.m..
International House.
Poetry reading: by distinguished alumni: Audrey
Thomas, Marya Fiamengo, John Furberg, Robert Bringhurst, Helene Rosenthal, 7:30 to 9:30
p.m., Buch. 202.
Slalom 6, final slalom in UBC series. Everyone
welcome, prizes, party afterward, 9 a.m., B-lot.
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"Jerusalem, City of Peace: A multimedia Presentation" featuring slide
and tape show, posters, and literature.
Tuesday, March 9, 12:30 p.m. Buch. 203
"When a Dream Comes True: The State of Israel". Reverend John
Grauel from New Jersey — one of North America's most dynamic non-
Jewish Zionists. He was a crew member on the ship "Exodus" and fought in
the Haganah (predecessor to the Israel Defence forces).
Wednesday, March 10, 12:30 p.m. SUB Party Room
"Lunch in Israel" featuring Falafel and Israeli Dancing and Hamantaschen.
Blue and white clothes should be worn.
Tuesday, March 11, 12:30 p.m. International House—Upper
"The Camp David Accords: an Academic Perspective"
Dr. K. Holsti, head of the U.B.C. Political Science Department and Dr. M.
Mayzel visiting from Tel Aviv University to the U.B.C. History Dept. will
engage in an academic forum.
Friday, March 12, 12:30 p.m. Hillel House
(behind Brock Hall)
Rami Raz, director of the Israel Aliyah office of Vancouver and a panel of
U.B.C. students will discuss opportunities to work, travel and study in Israel.
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Concerns of the Handicapped
Food Services Advisory
International House Board of Directors
Land Use
Men's Athletic
Safety, Security and Fire Prevention
Student Services
Traffic and Parking
United Way Campaign
Walter Gage Memorial
War Memorial Gymnasium Fund
Women's Athletic
Youth Employment Program
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AMNESTY UBC is holding elections for
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11 at 12:30 in room 119 SUB.
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Page 7
Gee, work with Doug
Contrary to popular belief, you
can do something to change the way
things work on this campus. One
way to do this is to become an active member of a presidential advisory committee. These committees consist of faculty reps, admin
people and students. Usually, if the
student reps have their act together
they become the catalyst for the
Concerned that child care services have had their building condemned by the fire marshall? Put in
your application for the child care
services committee. How about
funding cutbacks at Crane Library
or the non-accessible parts of campus? Concerns of the handicapped
is for you. Hate food services?
Food services advisory. How about
International House board of directors? Land use or safety, security
and fire prevention? Student services? What about those walks in
the rain from B-lot? Traffic and
parking's for you. Men's athletics
and woman's athletics? You don't
have to be a jock to know how to
help guide their programs. Perhaps
the United Way campaign rep?
Can't find a summer job? Work on
the youth employment program.
My favorite is the Walter Gage
memorial fund. They give out
money to student groups with
special projects. Finally, upset that
we're losing our interests over in the
War Memorial gym? Add
something to the War Memorial
gymnasium fund.
You'll probably agree that all of
these are major concerns. You can
make things happen. On the average
these presidential adivsory committees meet once a month for a couple
hours. If you're serious, you'll want
to put in more time than that, but
still, the time commitment is
minimal. Help improve our campus
with your ideas!
Nomination forms can be picked
up from SUB 238. If you have any
questions about this or anything
else, please drop by anytime and see
Cliff Stewart or myself, northwest
corner, second floor of SUB.
Hopefully our doors will always be
open. One final note. The nominations should be in by Wednesday,
March 10 so you have to move fast.
Dave Frsink
AMS president
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Tuesday, March 9, 1982
Women swimmers second
After months of preparation and
three hectic days, the 1982 Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union
swimming and diving championships are history.
A capacity crowd crammed into
UBC's aquatic centre last Thursday
through Saturday to see the cream
of Canadian student swimmers and
The UBC women, who had been
ranked first at the start of the meet,
finished second behind a strong performance by the University of Toronto women's team.
U of T finished ahead of 21 teams
with 323 points followed by UBC
(254), Calgary (231), Dalhousie
(146), and Mount Allison (125).
Team captain Karen Van Sacker,
who swam in her last meet for UBC
was also a strong performer. Van
Sacker placed seventh in the 100m
breaststroke, 10th in the 200m
breaststroke and llth in the 200m
individual medley.
Other strong performances for
UBC came from Cathy De Groot,
fifth in the 800m freestyle and ninth
in the 400m individual medley; Tina
Hoeben, ninth in the 800m
freestyle, and Nancy Brown, ninth
in the 200m freestyle.
The 4x100m freestyle relay had to
be a highlight of the meet for the
UBC women. The UBC women had
to beat Calgary to keep second
place, overall, and Corbella, Austin,   Van  Sacker  and Thomasson
Rhonda Thomasson, a national
team member, led the UBC women
with three wins. Thomasson won
the 50m freestyle Thursday, the
200m freestyle Friday and the 100m
freestyle Saturday.
Kim Austin also gave strong performances for the 'Birds during the
weekend. Austin placed second in
the 200m breaststroke, 200m individual medley and third in the
200m breastroke. UBC's Flavia
Corbella was fifth in the 100m freestyle, seventh in the 50m freestyle
and 10th in the 100m breaststroke.
swam to a first place finish in the
UBC placed fifth overall in the
men's competition. The Calgary
men completely dominated with a
total of 455 points, followed by Toronto  (328),  Laval (200),  Alberta
(164) and UBC (161). Thirteen
other teams rounded off the men's
Calgary's Graham Smith, who
will now retire from competitive
swimming, finished his career in
fine fashion. Smith set new CIAU
records   in   the   100m   and   200m
breaststroke,   and   also   won   the
200m individual medley.
UBC had strong performances
from many swimmers. Team captain Mike Blondal finished second
in the 50m freestyle, fourth in the
100m butterfly, and fifth in the
100m freestyle. Kevin Stapleton
also swam extremely well for the
'Birds, and finished second in the
1,500m freestyle, fourth in the
400m freestyle and fifth in the 200m
Other swimmers who shone for
the 'Birds were Tyler Cant, eighth
in the 100m butterfly and ninth in
the 100m freestyle; Mike Ball, 10th
in the 100m freestyle; Neal Carley,
10th in the 200m backstroke, and
Bruno Malibert, 10th in the 200m
butterfly. Ian Robertson was llth
in the 200m breastroke.
The final race of the meet, the
men's 4x100m freestyle relay, turned out to be the most exciting race
of the weekend. The 'Birds went into the race with the third fastest
qualifying time, behind Calgary and
Cant, Ball, Stapleton and Blondal were the four swimmers who
brought out the smiles and cheers
from the crowd jammed into the
aquatic centre for Saturday night's
finals. The UBC men placed first,
defeating Calgary by .01 seconds to
set a new CIAU record. Cant said
they swam the best race of their
lives and said it was something none
of them will ever forget.
UBC came up against some tough
competition  in  the diving events.
UBC's Nancy Bonham finished
fifth in both the one and three
metre springboards. Kim Cassar-
Torreggiani placed 10th in the one
metre and ninth in the three metre,
while Andrea Bakker placed ninth
in the one metre event. In the men's
competition, UBC's Alan Hay was
10th in the one metre and ninth in
the three metre.
At the closing ceremonies, Kelso
was awarded women's team coach
of the year, while UBC diving
coach Don Lieberman was presented women's team diving coach
of the year. Calgary's Graham
Smith was named outstanding male
swimmer, and teammate Lisa Dixon won top female swimmer
UBC skier ail-American?
The UBC ski team returned from
the town described as "Idaho's best
kept secret," site of last weekend's
National Collegiate Ski Association's national championships, with
a successful finish to a successful
The only Canadian entry among
20 U.S. colleges who gathered at
McCall, Idaho, the UBC men took
the second place alpine trophy while
the women placed fifth in overall
UBC's strongest skier, former
Canadian national team member
John Hilland, completed his 'one
giant slalom win per meet' record
and picked up the men's skimeister.
Top individual prize of the meet,
the skimeister is a total points combination of all events. Hilland also
finished eighth in the slalom and
60th in the cross-country. He was
also named an ail-American.
Dale Stevens, slalom winner at
the regional championships Feb.
27, placed second in the slalom
while Bob Leitch placed 15th in the
giant slalom. At the end of the
meet, UBC had tallied 27 points in
the alpine events, just behind winner Western State College's 30
points. Described by coach Rick
Crowsen as "definitely the best
competition," Western State's
24-person Colorado team came out
on top in both men's and women's
overall standings.
The women's team placed fifth in
overall alpine-Nordic combined
standings. Strongest performance
of the meet was the relay. UBC
placed six out of 10 in the three-person, five kilometre cross-country
event, led by Mia Davis. Davis also
placed 21st  in the cross-country,
followed by Jane Roots and Sally-
Aitken who placed 26th and 29th
Two of UBC's most consistent
performers, Darcy Estabrook —
who was injured in a fall at the regional — and Beth Cosulich, were
unable to attend the championships.
At next season's championships
in New Hampshire, "we can definitely expect to do better, especially
with Bruce back," said Crowsen.
Bruce Hilland, brother of
skimeister winner John, was injured
at the first meet of the season Jan.
The championships represent the
final pick from more than 300
teams from 150 colleges. UBC, with
only 12 team members including
coach and manager, was one of the
smallest entries.
— arnold hedstrom photo
FOR THOSE of you who do not know what is going on, diver goes out onto board, bounces several times, then jumps off. On way down he or she
does roll or spin or both if diver is really, really good. Then a bunch of old
people who used to dive hold up cards with numbers on them.
Bird droppings
The UBC women's waterpolo
team just completed a successful
weekend of competition at the
University of Victoria. The UBC
team, led by Sandi McLuckie,
Carin Holroyd and Debbie
Buchanan, won the UVic invitational championship in an exciting
final match against Prince George.
Buchanan scored the winning
goal in the 9-8 victory for UBC.
Strong defensive performances
from Diane Leggo, Janet Parry and
Lynne Testemal helped seal the victory in the final two minutes. In the
men's competition, UBC finished
For the third straight year,
UBC's top female athlete took top
honors at the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union gymnastic
championships. Patti Sakaki, who
has been UBC's female athlete of
the year the last two years won the
gold medal with a score of 33.10.
The next UBC finisher was Lani
Wong who placed fourth with
In the overall team competition,
host University of Manitoba was
first with 93.61 points while UBC
was second with 92.611. Defending
champion McMaster University was
Track and Field
The University of Alberta nipped
UBC by one point to take the men's
Canada West track title 86-86 on
the weekend in Edmonton, the
UBC women finished third in the
same meet.
The men were led by Warren Lee
who took the 50m hurdles and Dave
Parker who won the pole vault.
Other winners were Jason Gray,
Simon Hoogewer, Ward Francis
and Ian Gillespie who took both the
4 x 400m and 4 x 800m relays in
Canada West record time.
The 4 x 100 team won its race
after a successful protest was lodged against Alberta, who won the
first race. This team consisted of
Lee, Wayne Davis, Bob Dalton and
Vito Radomski.
The only winner for the women
was Tinker Allester in the 300m.
The track and field teams will be
competing in the Canadian college
championships March 12-13 at
Laval University in Quebec.
More space to fill, so more curling. The Thunderbird women's
team is not only the top college
team in Western Canada. It is also
the best women's team in B.C.
At the B.C. Winter games in
Trail, UBC took the gold medal by
defeating Salmon Arm 6-5, Creston
7-5 and Burnaby 5-3.
In the final against Burnaby,
UBC picked up two in the eighth
end and then stole one in each of
the remaining ends for the win.
UBC is coached by Marjorie and
Charles Kerr. The skip is Christa
Barnes and the other members are
Cathy Jansen, Carol Evans, and
Tracy Newlands.
Some members of the UBC soccer team feel The Ubyssey should
only print the scores from games
they win. So no results for Saturday's game.
On Friday night at Thunderbird
stadium the boys from the hill,
Simon Fraser University, will be
taking on UBC for the only time
this season. Kick-off is 7 p.m.
You probably have heard more
about SFU soccer than UBC soccer
but this does not accurately reflect
the difference of skill level between
the teams. It just means SFU pushes
its programs to the downtown
media more.
The rugby 'Birds disastrous;
showing in the McKechnie Cup continued Wednesday when the Van
couver Reps defeated UBC 27-15.
This weekend UBC will be in Victoria to compete in UVic's international invitational tournament.
UBC will play four games in three
days plus the final if they go that
For the first time since 1972 those
evil 'gears are in danger of losing
the overall intramural championship. The Red Rag one week, intramurals the next. Nothing is going
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