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Vol. LXII, No. 51
Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, February 12,1980
- mike mong photo
GYMNAST QUICKLY PUTS head back onto shoulders after dangerous backflip on balance beam separated
head from trunk during meet in Spokane, Saturday. Actually Michelle Sirett remained "together" and caught
judges' eye, though gymnast was heard muttering extracurricular activities are dangerous. Ubyssey staff sympathizes.
Students get
II in Gage
UBC will finally get a polling station in the Feb. 18 federal election
but some student residents and area
candidates charge the single poll at
Gage Towers will be inconvenient
and are unhappy with the decision.
The station will be located in the
Gage Isobel Maclnnis lounge and
residents from Totem Park, Place
Vanier, Gage and the theology
residences will be eligible to vote
there, said Isadore Pelman, assistant returning officer for Vancouver Quadra, Monday.
"This is a change. They (the
students) were to go to University
Hill Secondary but that's been
wiped out," said Pelman.
But Liberal candidate Peter
Pearse said he is not satisfied with
the decision and added it is too late
for any action to be taken now.
"It's not as much as we had
hoped but it's better than nothing.
If we asked for a revision of that
decision it would only cause confusion," said Pearse.
He added the reasons head returning officer Harold Morris gave for
not establishing a poll at Totem and
Vanier were weak.
"I don't find the reasons terribly
convincing. I strongly regret he
didn't see fit to put on more than
one polling station."
Morris said the returning office
lacked the personnel to tend the stations and was worried about the
security of the ballot boxes, said
NDP candidate Alan Bush said
he is dissapointed in the decision
but added the poll in Gage will be
far more accessible than the
previous location. "I'm a little
disappointed, but having one is better, than having none at all."
But Doug Morrison, campaign
manager for Conservative candidate Bill Clarke, said the decision
was reached by all three parties
at a meeting with Morris Saturday
"It was a recommendation made
by all three parties. The reason
there's one polling station is
because of the numbers of students
See page 3: GAGE
Bryant 'could
inspire gays'
Anita Bryant could wind up eating her words and spitting out orange juice.
Instead of helping to condemn
homosexuals and lesbians, the anti-
gay activist's enthusiasm and fervor
could be an inspiring force for today's gay rights movement, says the
Gay People of UBC president.
"We could learn a lot from all
the Anita Bryants of the world,"
said Tim Stevenson Monday.
"They believe in what they're doing
and believe it so strongly nothing
will deter them. The time, money,
energy spent on unansweringly
fighting for what they believe in —
we must admire them for that."
By contrast, many gays "dabble,
fritter and complain" in mediocrity
instead of openly pressing for recognition and equal rights, Stevenson told a luncheon gathering at the
faculty club. Gays must identify
their priorities to bring about much-
needed liberation, he added.
"We don't have an excuse to
keep our lives damaged and keep
You need a scorecard to fell 'em apart
If you've seen one all-candidates meeting,
you've seen them all.
A voter who survives more than one
meeting is a die-hard masochist, especially if
the meetings are based on specific issues.
I attended two such meetings over the past
weekend. The Alma Mater Society hosted an
all-candidates meeting Friday to focus on stu-
dent issues, and Sunday Vancouver's Chinese
Benevolent Association sponsored a meeting
to discuss the W5 Campus Giveaway program, multiculturalism, Quebec separation
and Canada's immigration policies.
An undecided voter would have had to be
incredibly naive to expect a revelation of the
ultimate candidate. Cynical or not, it's safe
to say that no politician will alienate large
portions of the voting population by taking
an unpopular stand on any specific issue.
"I think the W5 program was absolutely
correct. Chinese and foreign students are taking educational opportunities away from
Canadians. Canada shouldn't accept any
more   immigrants   from   ethnic   minority
groups. And to hell with Quebec — they're
just a bunch of foreigners, too."
There might be some local political
hopefuls who think that way, but they
wouldn't dare say it in front of a crowd of
more than 200 Chinese-Canadians in the
Marco Polo restaurant Sunday.
The CTV network and W5's producers
were the association's main targets. Angry
Chinese-Canadians ringed the room with
signs charging the Campus Giveaway program was racist. And all the political hacks
present took turns kicking the cat.
The speeches were drawn-out and disjointed, with a translation into Chinese after
each few sentences, but all the candidates
managed to take their shots at the CTV program.
Vancouver Centre Tory candidate Pat
Carney projected the most emotional appeal.
"I feel very close to the Chinese community
because I was born in Shanghai," she said.
"The distortion and bias in the W5 program
distresses me very much."
Vancouver East Liberal candidate Art Lee
launched an equally emotional but seemingly
dispassionate plea, talking about his great
grandfather. "He helped build the Canadian
Pacific Railway. It (the railway) was built on
the backs of many of those Chinese
Lee's scathing attack on W5's Campus
Giveaway program was dulled by his dispassionate tone, but characterized the reactions
of many Chinese Canadians. "They're in fact
telling me I'm a second-class citizen in this
country," he said.
Several of the candidates distinguished
themselves with their inept answers. David
Kilbey, the Vancouver East Tory candidate
and running a distant third if the polls are
any indication, gave a lacklustre performance
that dispersed a good portion of the audience.
Kilbey-was ill-prepared for the W5 question and the best response he could muster
was "That show I did not see but I read the
reviews and it appalls me." And he compared the lawsuit against CTV by five University
of Toronto students to the current lawsuit
against Ford Motor Corporation over deaths
in a Pinto accident.
All the candidates made statements on
Canada's immigration policies, none daring
enough to advocate an open-door policy, but
all in favor of more flexible immigration
See page 3: CANADIANS
being victims of society. It is up to
us to meet the challenge. We, gays,
are the only ones to do it —
straights won't do it for us."
Stevenson told 50 listeners that
gays must use "unshameable commitment" to further gay rights and
their work must have permanent results. "We have the strength and
ability to change the opinion of the
church, state and university."
Stevenson said the state has served to make gays outcasts, foreigners
and aliens. At the same lime,
liberals who initially support gay
recognition, urge patience and
moderate pursuit for change do little to diminish the gays' struggle
against pain and injury, he added.
See page 3: WE
'Women should
fight in U.S. war'
U.S. women will have an opportunity to go to war.
U.S. president Jimmy Carter's
announcement of legislation requiring women to register for a possible
draft might put women within the
bounds of conscription. But opponents of the legislation say they
doubt the U.S. congress will pass
the bill.
And women's groups in the U.S.
are unsure that the legislation is
really a step forward for women's
equality. "One never knows what
the real motives are," Kay Keskin-
en, a spokeswoman for the National Organization of Women,
said Monday.
Keskinen said her organization
opposes registration and the draft
in principle. "But if men are going
to be drafted, women should be
drafted too," she said.
Keskinen said she finds it interesting Carter introduced men's and
women's registration as two separate pieces of legislation, and added
he is likely worried about the passage of the men's.
"I feel women have an equal responsibility in fighting wars," said
Keskinen. She said women would
finally be able to overcome the inequity of special rights for veterans
in getting educations and employment.
And women at UBC with U.S.
See page 2: DRAFT Page 2
Tuesday, February 12,1980
Draft chills women
From page 1
citizenship aren't ready to go back
and join the armed forces if a draft
is imposed.
"I came up here 10 years ago in
the earlier draft-dodging days,"
says first-year arts student Kate McCandless. "I wouldn't register."
McCandless says she is outside the
18- to 29-year-old limitation Carter
suggested for the first registration
but adds she is determined not to be
And she is suspicious of Carter's
reassurances women registered and
drafted would not have to fill positions that might put them in danger.
'Tthink it's pretty strange," McCandless says. "That way women
can do the chores to free more male
bodies to go to war."
McCandless says she is unsure
Canada will be able to take as liberal a stand on U.S. draft evaders as
during the Vietnam war. "I think
it's a different ball game this time,"
she says. "It was easy for Canada to
be noble about Vietnam."
Brenda Smith, a first-year science
student at UBC, says she agrees
with Carter's policy to keep women
off the front lines in a war situation. "I can see women going, but
not in the sense of right on the
front," she says.
Smith says Carter has no choice
but to enter men's and women's
registration as separate legislation
because arguing over the women's
part might inhibit a rapid call to
arms. "He (Carter) doesn't know
what could happen an hour from
now. He doesn't have a choice right
Smith has little sympathy for
U.S. students who might want to
evade the draft by coming to Canada. "If they haven't come up by
now," Smith says, "they shouldn't
be allowed in.
"I don't agree with mass immigration," she says, but adds that as
an immigrant herself she might not
be in the best position to judge.
Will she go if drafted? "I'm considering changing citizenship,"
Smith says. "I see nothing wrong
with registration, but when it comes
down to the draft, that's another
"I would be switching (citizenship) right away if it came to that."
S.U.S. Fee Levy Referendum
Poll: Hebb Theatre
9:30 — 3:30
All students who expect to graduate this Spring are requested to submit "Application for Graduation" cards (two)
to the Registrar's Office (Mrs. Kent.) by Friday, February 15,
1980. This includes students who are registered in a year not
normally considered to be a graduating year (e.g. combined
B.Com/LLB.) but who are expecting to complete a degree
programme this Spring.
PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of the student to make
application for his/her degree. The list of
candidates for graduation to be presented to
the Faculty and to the Senate for approval is
compiled from these application cards.
hair studio inc.
5784 University (next to Bank of Commerce)
master charge
Big or
Small Jobs'
2060 W. 10th,
Eve. and Holidays 732-9898
Also Garages. Basements. Yards
Get your free coffee and donuts
at the AMS
Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 12:30
in SUB 205
Come see your AMS in Action. This is the first such
meeting under the new by-laws so come out and help
the AMS get started on the right track.
Glenn Wong
Outgoing Secretary-Treasurer
for first 100 people only or while supplies last.
Personnel from the Ministry
of Labour will be on
campus at: U.B.C, Room
214, Brock Hall on:
14, 1980
(8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.)
to accept applications for
summer employment with the
provincial government under
the Provincial Youth Employment Program.
Province off Ministry of
British Columbia Labour
Page 3
Fraser muddies Liberals' record
It is too late to stop west coast oil
tanker traffic and Liberal leader
Pierre Trudeau is to blame, Conservative environment minister
John Fraser said Monday.
"Trudeau made a decision not to
cooperate with the Americans and
that guaranteed the Alaska pipeline
and west coast tanker traffic, Fraser
told 50 people in SUB 207.
Fraser said he had always been
opposed to the tanker route but added New Democratic leader Ed
Broadbent's call to stop the route
is "like King Canute trying to stop
the tide coming in."
Fraser,  who  doubles  as  post
master-general in the Tory cabinet,
also blamed the turmoil in the post,
office on the former Liberal
"Relations had been strained under the previous Liberal government to the point where the unions
had no confidence in the government," said Fraser.
"If we are going to do anything
with the post office the question of
morale must be addressed," Fraser
said. "We can't expect people to
work if they're the butt of every
joke in the country."
The post office will become a
crown corporation if the Conservatives are re-elected, Fraser added.
No loan lolly for
married student
REGINA (CUP) — A student
who charges he was denied a student loan because he is married has
taken his case to the Saskatchewan
human rights commission.
Gerry Clark, a University of Regina psychology major, says an
education department employee
told him he probably would have
received a student loan if he was
single or lived with a woman — but
not if he was married.
Clark phoned the education minister's office to find out why he was
denied the loan. "Someone there
told me 'things are tough all over.
We can't help you' and hung up.
What is particularly frustrating is
that they didn't tell me the appeals
procedure (for rejected loans) as
they should have."
Clark came to Saskatchewan
three years ago from Ontario. At
that time, he applied to the Saskatchewan government for a student
loan but was refused because he was
still considered an Ontario resident.
Ontario gave him a loan, but he was
single then.
Clark returned to university in
January, after taking last semester
off to get married. He applied again
to Ontario for a student loan but
this time was told he was a Saskatchewan resident since he had married a Saskatchewan woman. "The
runaround has begun," he said.
Clark immediately filled out the
Saskatchewan student aid forms
and quickly received the reply —
the combined incomes of his wife
($7,200) and himself ($2,400) was
too high for loan eligibility.
"They told me if I was single and
earning $2,400 there would be no
trouble getting the loan," he said.
Clark then telephoned the human
rights commission and lodged a
complaint. He has not yet filed an
appeal pending the outcome of the
current investigation. (Even if the
commission decides Clark is a victim of discrimination, he will still
have to file an appeal.)
Clark has since learned the education minister's office has passed
the case on to federal authorities.
'We must examine
our sexual nature'
From page 1
In religious circles, the Christian
church has tried to justify its discrimination and hatred against gays
and has toyed with their lives, said
Stevenson. But he praised UBC's
co-operative Christian campus ministry for its financial support of the
Gage poll 'poor
From page 1
voting there, there could only be
one poll."
But some students are not happy
with the location of the poll
because it is inconvenient.
"It's not as handy as it would be
(if there were a poll in Vanier). I
have classes all day. But it's better
than it would be," said second year
biology student and Vanier resident, Cheryl Buf.
Rhino candidate John Eh MacDonald said the poll in Gage may
disenfranchise some students.
"I think it's once again an example of the establishment trying to
disenfranchise those with new
ideas. I believe Bill Clarke is scared
I'm going to take votes from him on
this campus so he's trying to keep
the student vote out of the pool,"
said MacDonald.
It was not feasible to establish
two polls on campus, said a senior
officer at Elections Canada. She
said there are 1,828 registered voters
at UBC and in the university en -
dowment lands.
university's first-ever gay week.
George Hermanson, ministry
chaplain and the luncheon's guest
speaker, formally presented Stevenson with a cheque from the ministry
and announced his support for gay
"I hope all of us will learn and
discover how we act out our own
sexuality," he said. "It is this issue
that this week addresses . . . what
does it mean to have intimate relationships, to act out what is given to
"Here we are all in the same
boat. The issues that face you, face
us. You (gays) have the courage to
bring out and address the issues of
human nature and sexual nature."
Gays are "pioneers in the struggle" against a society which still
considers it legitimate to ridicule
homosexuals and lesbians through
movies, television and jokes, Hermanson said. "You (gays) have all
suffered in school the prejudice and
ridicule our society permits. I didn't
realize how imbedded it is."
"Straight society" has rejected
gays and is still fearful of them but
people's consciousness are being
transformed, said Hermanson.
Some still cannot apply the term
marriage to a gay relationship and
an ethic of fidelity is needed to give
gays rights to form relationships
that have permanence, he added.
"This week can aid us in a transformation of society," he said.
"We'll move to a more human
society, not where it matters if
you're gay but where the issue will
be the quality of our lives."
Fraser said special circumstances
led him to vote in the House of
Commons to end a legal strike by
the Canadian Union of Postal
Workers in October 1978. In response to a question from the audience Fraser said there was "general
public antagonism" to a postal
strike while a federal election was a
"It was special legislation under
specific circumstances and I remain
in favor of CUPW having the right
to strike," Fraser said.
And Fraser told the crowd a reelected Tory government would increase Canada's contribution to the
North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
"It's absolute madness for Canada to pretend it can enjoy the
benefits of an alliance without contributing to that alliance," Fraser
said while attacking the Liberal's
record on defence.
"Trudeau is not the least interested in having a strong military
force," he said, and added the opposition leader "betrayed his trust
as a member of the privy council"
for attacking the Tory
government's handling of the Iranian situation even though he knew
of the six American hostages hidden
by the Canadian ambassador.
FRASER . . . tankers to stay
"■?■• * na.  ; -~s««s   ,
— ed o'brien photo
STUDENT IS BURIED in newsprint as predictions of earthquake in Sedgewick library come true. Quake
measured .007 on Hector scale and forced mass evacuation of classes Sunday. Library crew was forced to conduct massive clean-up Monday as Quotations From Chairman Rene was located in the midst of Marx's Critical
History of Baroque Underwear.
'Canadians energy pigs'—Carney
From page 1
The UBC all-candidates meeting
was equally void of fireworks. The
only action came from a charge by
Carney of patronage in PetroCan
by Trudeau's Liberal government.
Vancouver-Centre Liberal candidate Art Phillips denied the
charge, and Carney threatened to
"name names."
And there were occasionally
humorous incidents. Alma Mater
Society representative Valgeet Johl,
who was the meeting's moderator,
momentarily forgot Quadra candidate Al Soroka's party affiliation.
"Marxist-Leninist," said Soroka.
' 'Marxist-Leninist.''
And Quadra Rhino candidate
Verne John Eh? McDonald got
laughter and applause from the audience as every native son should
do. "Each student should be given
a direct grant of $400 per month,"
McDonald said. "Only those who
really want an education will take
such a low-paying job."
The rest of the candidates relentlessly plowed through their parties'
lines on students, energy and foreign affairs.
It wasn't a good day for the Conservatives. Bill "Invisible Man"
Clarke, the Vancouver Quadra
Tory incumbent, stood for his introduction to a chorus of booing
from the audience that drowned out
the white-jacketed Young Tory
cheerleaders sitting in the first row.
He didn't look cheerful throughout the meeting, muddling through
questions on PetroCan and the Tories' mortgage deductibility program. "You're not always going to
be students and you will want to
buy a house," Clarke said in defence of mortgage deductibility.
"And if you're a renter — and I
suppose most students are these
days. . ."
And it's not hard to understand
Pat Carney's temper flare. The audience wasn't exactly easy on her,
and much of the heckling flew her
way. "We are, in this country, energy pigs," Carney said.
"Speak for yourself," a heckler
And when Carney left the platform to conduct a private interview,
one student said, "I'm sorry Pat
Carney left. She enjoys these student meetings so much."
Quadra Liberal candidate Peter
Pearse had a hard time with a question on UBC's 58-acre research
park. "I cannot politicize that issue
and take a party line on it," Pearse
said. "I'm a member of the board
of governors (of UBC) and I'm
critical of other board members
who politicize board matters."
Even Centre NDP candidate Ron
Johnson had difficulty with a ques
tion on the Saskatchewan NDP's
four tuition fee hikes in the last four
years. "I don't know the answer to
that question," he said.
All the candidates expressed concern about the Canada Student
Loan Plan and its eligibility requirements. Only a few went beyond
sympathy and a desire to increase
student loan limits.
Quadra NDP candidate Alan
Bush said his party is in favor of including students on the federal-provincial task force on student aid established by Joe Clark's government. "Students should be included
on that task force because they
know more than the politicians on
that subject," he said.
And Workers' Communist Party
candidate Paul Tetrault, running in
the Vancouver East riding, said his
party supports the National Union
of Students' policy to freeze tuition
The meeting ended and there was
only one major lesson to learn.
Whether by chance or intent, the
Conservatives had been sitting to
the right of the stage; the NDP were
positioned on the left along with the
two Communist candidates; and the
Liberals sat pretty much in the middle. The other candidates were
sprinkled among the main parties.
Maybe that's not much of a revelation either. Page 4
Tuesday, February 12, 1980
February 12,1960
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the university year by the Alma Mater
Society of the University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS or
the university administration. Member, Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page
Friday, a weekly commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241K of the
Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
Co-Editors: Heather Conn and Tom Hawthorn
Neurotic self-concern ran rampant in the orifice of the usually circumspect and self-possessed Ubyssey. "I can't stop thinking about being a thinking being,"
Steve McClure was heard to say. The angst ridden cries of Tom Hawthorn and Glen Sanford filled the air with loathsome self-pity and Gary Brookfiefd just had
to admit that being thinking about thinking white not being thinking couldn't possibly be as bad as not being. Julie Wheelwright thoughts (or so she thought)
that thinking was surely better than being but not worse than not thinking about being thinking about a thinking being in the lobby of the Austin Hotel. So
there. Peter Menyasz and Heather Conn were thinking about worrying about Kevin Finnegan's wake being cancelled due to thinking, thus indicating brain
wave activity. Geof Wheelwright, Erica Leiren and Michele Lawford thought thinking was okay as long as it was done in the privacy of Your Own Home. Ed
O'Brien was, is, and will be. But not thinking.
Exam engrams
Winter kills.
Just when you thought you'd gotten past Christmas and had
started to look forward to spring and the chirping daffodils gambolling merrily twixt the bunches of purple and magenta sage there
suddenly appear grim notices of exams.
Exams. The thought brings forth cries of horror and regret from
students whose lives have been spent in an orgy of youthful
dissipation. Your karma's due, says the big registrar in the sky, and
come April you're gonna pay.
So now at the time of year when the happy multitudes are
celebrating groundhog day the poor student has to forsake these
less lofty pursuits and instead hit the books in the never-ending
masochistic search for knowledge and self-awareness.
It's a time of year when we all start to wonder what we're doing
here and why we subject ourselves to all the pain and misery of
study. Gray days when the fog and mist in the air reflect the mood
of the campus and its students hunched over medieval rabbit-
hunting guides somewhere deep in the stacks of the Main library.
But not to worry. Spring will soon be here (yes, really) and all
this illusory exam fever will be past. Unless you're worried about
next year.
Poll comes to UBC
And the wise men from the great eastern land spoke unto the
head returning officer, "Establish polls for the masses."
And it was done. And it was a good and meet and right thing to
do, except the masses did not want to walk three kilometres to the
The politicians saw this was a meet and right complaint and the
student vote was a good and right thing to have, so they spoke unto Morris, "Thou shalt try to establish twin polls on campus."
But it was not to be.
On Feb. 18 residents of Totem and Vanier will still have to
trudge, with the likelihood of fighting a stinging cold downpour to
vote at Gage Towers.
It's not a happy ending.
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We're all insane, fat cows
I appreciate your sentiments regarding dying young (dying period)
but in answer to your question
"How much longer are we going to
take this bullshit?" may I ask in return, how much longer are we going
to produce this bullshit? That's
right! We are all guilty (even you
and me!) of contributing to the current state of the world. You seem to
believe that it is all THEIR fault —
the politicians. It is them, the
faceless, mindless imperialist madmen who rule the world versus US,
the "ordinary people" who wish
only to be left alone, to go on
leading our 'ordinary' lives.
The way I see it, it is precisely
that — our conception of 'ordinary'
— that produces all this insanity. I
agree, what is happening 'out there'
is Insanity but look around you at
the Insanity of your 'ordinary' lifestyle. We expect and demand sooo
much, a new jogging suit, a car, a
trip to Guatemala, a university education, an industrial research
park, cream with our coffee, etc.
Why? What gives us that right?
Why should we live like mini-kings
Creams, screams rule
Several weeks ago during the cold
spell which dropped temperatures
well below normal, I was at UBC on
some research business. I must say I
am a stranger to these parts, and
consequently had some difficulty
finding my destination, but with the
help of two students, I reached the
Main library in a matter of minutes.
What occurred outside the library is
the reason I am writing you, and
what appeared to me the oddest
spectacle I have seen in some time
may of course be a common occurrence at UBC.
I was standing on the front steps
of the library, and before entering,
I heard loud shrieks and chants,
and so I looked in the direction
from where the great din was coming. I saw approaching what seemed
to be an army of men all wearing
red jackets, and I assumed they
were students, for some were wearing knapsacks, others were carrying
briefcases. As this mob of red jackets approached the pond in front of
the library, I noticed in the midst of
them a metal affair, and upon
closer inspection, I saw to my surprise they were carrying a large,
metal cage, and what is more, there
was a man inside.
When this gang of men neared
the pond, which, due to the cold
weather was frozen still, a crowd
gathered and appeared to enjoy this
odd occasion. After setting their
captor on the ground, who incidentally was covered in shaving
cream, the men in red jackets began
breaking the ice, while others climbed onto the fountain and began laying charges against their cream-covered captor.
After the men cut a hole in the
ice, they drew their captor from his
cage, stripped him, and, with no little ceremony, threw him into the icy
waters of the pond. The crowd applauded, the captor fled, and I hurried inside.
As I am a stranger to UBC and
do not understand the nature of
such incidents and of course have
no right in degrading or indeed applauding such actions I do not comprehend, I wish only to say that I
am further puzzled and confused as
to what really goes on west of Blanca street.
David Fremdchen
and queens when three-quarters of
humanity are paupers?
You are right about both sides
wanting oil. Sure they do. And
why? So we can continue to spend,
consume and waste it according to
the style we've become accustomed
to. It is not nationalism but our distorted priorities that lie at the heart
of all the bullshit.
The passivity and apathy running
rampant in our society is understandable. Like contented cows,
chewing our cuds, we're too fat and
lazy to heed our own danger signs.
And too blind to see that every
ounce of affluence (and we're
drowning in it) adds up eventually
to suicide. Of course we're all sympathetic to the other side of the
tracks but who wants to get personally involved?
Your final sentence states, "Instead of trying to develop rational
alternative methods of keeping industrial society going our shortsighted leaders are leading us to Armageddon." Don't you see? It is
OUR industrial society, this one
right here at UBC, that is leading us
straight to Armageddon. So hold
on, here we go. . . .!
Alicia Priest
anthropology 3
We drank it but
who paid for it?
I understand that the arts bear
garden was cancelled last Friday because the liquor licence was revoked. Nevertheless, an impromptu
party was held in Buch. 102 using
the beer which presumably had
been bought for the bear garden.
The question concerning me is: who
paid for that beer?
Jeremy Webber
political science 4
POPULAR MECHANIX . . . "morally depraved quasi-messiahs"
Decadence destroys souls
We are writing to express our intense disgust at the intensely disgusting spectacle which we had the
intense misfortune of witnessing
Thursday, Feb. 7 at 12:30 p.m. in
front of the Buchanan building. It
was disgusting. Strolling along in
our intense innocence along Main
Mall on our way to our weekly inspection of the rose gardens, our
senses were accosted and assaulted
by a disgusting scene.
Before the doorways of that venerable old monument to the principles of intense intellectual and cultural enrichment, were situated a
throng of dazed and disgusting disciples of "rock and roll," obviously under the influence of drugs.
These vomit-provoking specimens of decadent society were
standing enraptured by three morally depraved, intellectually deficient, and intensely disgusting quasi-
messiahs viciously pounding what
have been termed musical instruments.
Our concern is not with the obvious physical damage to the ears,
but rather with the less easily detectable, but far more insidious harm to
the souls of these easily deluded
young people. This long established
and respected institution is charged
with the responsibility of maintaining the strict moral fibre of our so
ciety. Yet increasingly it has failed
in ways to [sic] numerous to recount.
Those who found themselves
within range of the vibrations of
this mesmeristic display of devil
worship could not but feel the shaking of their moral foundations.
Even such bastions of eminent irre-
proachability as ourselves were affected.
Our heretofore exemplary relationship of the platonic kind quickly degenerated over the weekend to
the realm of the physical. Whereas
previously we had been content to
sit together quietly contemplating
high art and philosophy, following
our "Thursday experience" we
found ourselves compelled to partake of more Dionysian activities.
Fortunately, after our wasted
weekend at the Luv-A-Fair new
wave establishment, we have regained firm control of our baser natures and are even more intensely
determined to uphold the values of
Appollonian [sic] society. We still
hope that organizer Bob Staley's
soul may be saved, but the gods
(metaphorically speaking) will not
forget the havoc his actions have
wreaked on the souls of others.
Arlene Churchill and Dan Foster
4th year grammarians Tuesday, February 12,1980
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Were you wondering how the
newly-elected student representatives fared at the Feb. 5 board of
governors meeting?
You may notice some machinery
starting work on the Point Grey
cliffs. The board has approved the
construction of a fence at the cliff
tops, the removal of overhanging
trees, the seeding of slopes and the
upgrading of access routes as part
of phase I. So look out for fences!
This means that you will only be
able to get to the beach at certain
access points (if you don't climb the
fences). There will probably be
signs asking you not to step on seeded areas and there could be men and
machines watching you as they
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public works funds. This does not
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letter to the senate admissions committee was defeated because most
of the board believed that a referral
would give credence to the letter.
What happened to Discovery
Very simply, there was no further
progress   reported.   There  was  a
space for its discussion on the agenda, but there were no documents so
it was not discussed.
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made by any candidate accepting an
admission offer and the deposit will
be applied against tuition fees. This
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from stopping other students enrolling in these limited space programs.
If you have any questions about
the board write us a note and put it
in one of our mailboxes in SUB.
John Pellizzon
Anthony Dickinson
student board members
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Riding profile
For candidates running in one
of the most unstable ridings in
Canada, the would-be MPs of
Vancouver East have little important to say on the many issues that
affect students.
Liberal candidate Art Lee is
challenging NDP incumbent
Margret Mitchell in his attempt to
reclaim the traditionally solid
NDP riding. But neither Lee, Mitchell nor Conservative David
Kilby have a good grasp of student concerns.
House of Commons committee
Lee found the issue more difficult and admitted that the
Liberals had no party policy on
sexual orientation. During a brief
coffee stop after mainstreeting on
Hastings, he said he was opposed
to further improvement of gay
"Generally I am against it,"
says Lee. He explained that
although he had gay friends, he
could not support pro-gay legislation   because   it   would   force
she called for affordable day-care,
improved language programs, increased availability of abortions,
and an expanded family life
education program.
Mitchell said although the
Tories have made similar promises, she said they have failed to
implement them and have conducted unnecessary studies.
But Lee was uncomfortable
with the women's rights question
and said that although he supported social orientation programs for women, he felt the best
Although Kilby said he had not
seen the program, he agreed that it
was "disgustingly irresponsible
reporting." He said the incident is
an example of a large corporation
exploiting Canadians and compared it to the death of several
people in a Ford (Pinto) car fire
allegedly caused by faulty construction.
"It's a good example of when
big media outlets begin hurting individual Canadians."
Lee has also been coralling the
New Democrat Mitchell
sexual orientation rights
in federal human
rights legislation'
In,recent interviews all three
major candidates were ignorant of
the Canada Student Loan Program and had to have the issues
explained to them. Mitchell says
she agrees with student organization recommendations that
parent's income should not be a
factor in determining the amount
of money students receive.
"I think it should be independent of parents. Students are
adults," says Mitchell.
She says an NDP government
.vould increase the money
available for student loans and
would make more funds available
for adult education courses. "The
principle we have is that education
should be accessible to everyone."
But Lee says the plan is adequate. He claims that using parental income as a basis for granting
loans is necessary. "I think it
should be. Our parents through
our tax system still heavily subsidize (education)."
He says a Liberal government
would re-examine the amount of
loans awarded, but would move to
spend more federal money on
upgrading applied skills instead of
university academics. "We need a
lot more people like millwrights,
we import a lot from the U.S."
Lee suggests that workers interested in upgrading their skills
should be allowed to collect
unemployment insurance to
finance their education. And Tory
Kilby agrees with Lee about the
student loan program and supports Lee's views about increased
skilled laborers.
"I wouldn't like to give a grant
or a loan to the son of Mr. MacMillan or Mr. Bloedel," says
Kilby. He says there are few problems with university accessibility
and adds that governments place
too much emphasis on universities.
"If a kid wants to go to university, you can go."
The candidates had an equally
difficult time in dealing with the
issue of gay rights legislation, not
as volatile an issue here as in
neighboring Vancouver Centre. In
a rushed interview at her Hastings
and Penticton constituency office,
Mitchell said the NDP supported
an entrenchment of sexual orientation rights in federal human
rights legislation, and added that
she had raised the issue at several
employers to hire people they felt
"uncomfortable" working with.
Lee, who calls himself a
religious person, says many
religions have rules that can cause
them difficulties in dealing with
gays and added that he would not
force them to face those problems.
And Kilby says gay rights are
not an issue in the campaign. "I
have quite a few gay friends. They
say the politicization of their
gayness is bullshit."
Kilby, a 36-year-old writer who
ran for the Tories in Vancouver
South in the 1979 provincial campaign, claims he knows many gay
architects, lawyers, and doctors
who don't feel that eliminating
gay discrimination in the job
market is important.
In a telephone interview from
his home, Kilby said he would only fight against inquiries on sexual
preference if they appeared on job
applications. "It's not going to
appear on job applications and it
really isn't an issue," he said.
"They should keep their
business in their bedrooms. If a
person wants to advertise their
gayness, then a person should be
able to advertise their dislike of
All major candidates claim they
will do something to improve the
Status of Women in Canada, but
Mitchell is the most vocal proponent of women's rights. She said
federal child-care, adult education, affirmative action programs
and counselling and training programs are all inadequate and must
be improved.
Mitchell charged that recent
unemployment insurance cutbacks have hit them hardest. And
way for women to improve their
position in the work force was
through practical experience.
"You've just got to send them
into the workforce and let them
go. The best place to do it (acquire
work skills) is right in the plant."
He says businesses should be
given tax credit incentives to hire
women and students and said
elimination of wage differences
based on sex should begin in
Kilby agrees, but says that he
thinks women will achieve wage
parity without government legislation. Kilby quickly falls back on
measures recently introduced by
secretary of state David MacDonald when explaining his policy
towards women's rights.
He says the Tory plan to introduce a spouse's tax allowance
will greatly increase financial
equality for women who choose to
work in their homes.
But most issues are ignored as
all candidates stumble over
themselves in a desperate attempt
to woo Vancouver East's large
"ethnic" vote. With the ability to
virtually ensure a candidates'
defeat, the Chinese community is
by far the largest, and the^one
receiving the most attention.
Many Chinese students are
upset about a CTV episode of W5
titled The Campus Giveaway,
which they charge is racist and
discriminatory against Chinese
people. Lee says the program was
. misleading false and "a bunch of
He agrees the program was
racist and adds that the producers
deliberately presented Canadian
oriental students as foreign
students because they were easy to
minority vote by mainstreeting in
the Chinese and Italian communities, hoping to bring out the
minority support that was largely
responsible for his upset 1974 victory. At an outing on Saturday
Lee took time to pass out
literature to everyone — including
NDP campaign workers and small
Response from the general
public was mixed, with passersby
shouting comments like: "Why
the hell can't they get a new
leader?" and "It's Trudeau, he's
full of shit." NDP campaign
workers at the Mitchell office
(located across the street from
Lee's headquarters) became
visibly angry when Lee's campaigners began passing out
Liberal pamphlets in front of the
NDP office.
"That's pretty desparate," said
one NDP worker.
But Lee supporters seemed
hopeful and said they feel he is
running a close race with Mitchell
and can win by picking up disenchanted Tory votes.
In the May 22 election, Mitchell
took the seat by 1,175 votes over
Lee, with the Tory candidate more
than 7,000 votes away from victory.
Mitchell said she had thought
the race was going to be close, but
she said recent NDP polls indicate
that she is considerably ahead in
popular support.
Kilby sounds like a man who
does not expect to win, nor even
do particularly well. "If I don't
win this time, I'll jun next time,"
he says doggedly.
Kilby said the lack of proper
enumeration in the election increase his vote because many tran
sient voters will be disenfranchised. "Vancouver East is highly
transient and Conservatives
aren't," he said.
Workers Communist Party candidate Paul Tetrault is one candidate not particularly worried
about winning. He and a group of
about 20 supporters marched on
Hastings Saturday as Lee was
mainstreeting, and demanded the
boycott of London Drugs and the
release of jailed postal union
leader Jean-Claude Parrot. "Free
Parrot, jail Trudeau," they
The Lee party workers quickly
hid in stores as the group passed
by, to avoid a confrontation.
Despite his visible presence on
Saturday, Petrault is not expected
to make any electoral gains,
although his party hopes to use
the campaign to bring some of
their issues to Vancouver East.
But Petrault, communist candidate Fred Wilson, Marxist-
Leninist candidate Chaouac Fer-
ran and Rhino Randy Little may
prove to be "the spoilers" in this
close riding.
If Lee can maintain the support
he held in the last election and
pick up some of the 5,304 disenchanted Tory votes he claims are
there, he has a good chance to
beat Mitchell. Mitchell is banking
on her advantage as an incumbent
and the support of the Chinese
community to put her in the winner's circle.
Both Lee and Mitchell are running on their records as MPs and
Lee is telling voters if they want to
get money from a new Liberal
government it would be a good
idea to elect him. Mitchell maintains that she has been a better
MP, running two constituency office to Lee's one and actively
tackling local problems on
parliamentary committees.
This is a riding to watch and
may be more interesting than the
much-touted "bell-weather" Vancouver Centre seat.
Vancouver East is the first of
The Ubyssey's series of riding profiles. Ubyssey election coverage
continues in Thursday's and Friday's issues with profiles on the
extremely tight Vancouver Centre
race, Vancouver Quadra with its
large UBC vote, Burnaby and
Vancouver Kingsway.
The national network of Canadian University Press has provided a region by region look at the
campaign, including those all-
important swing ridings to watch
for on election night. And a
special feature will take a look at
the issues and party platforms you
won't see discussed in the dailies
or on television.
Find out what's really happening on the election scene. And
watch for up-to-the-hour coverage
the day after the polling day
before in the Feb. 19 Ubyssey.
'Employers should not be
forced to hire gays who
make them uncomfortable'
Liberal Art Lee Tuesday, February 12,1980
Page 7
Media and the election
GampaigQliLg for the television cameras
for Canadian University Press
If the political process is being reshaped before our eyes and election
campaigns are becoming dominated by
the media, then the media is itself being
dominated by an intruding force: television.
For the estimated 150 reporters and
TV technicians flying coast to coast on
the campaigns of the three major party
leaders, the tab is over half a million
dollars for air and bus travel alone.
Though print reporters are in the majority, their access to the pulse of the
campaign is ebbing amid the steady encroachment of television.
The ubiquitous, steamroller camera
crews and photographers that trample
through crowded rallies and dog politicians through winding corridors, are at
times more of a spectacle than the
political events they try to cover. Indeed,
the distractions of the television drama
being played out on every campaign swing can obscure the raison d'etre of elections, and the issues that supposedly
guide them.
Television lends itself to baby-kissing
scenes and pictures of adoring crowds;
catchy one-liners and smooth sounding
slogans often make the evening news.
This is not to say that TV journalists ignore issues of substance in their reports,
but one wonders what viewers really retain — is it the expressions and walking
styles of the leaders, or the actual reportage accompanying the pictures?
Brian Hemming, who ran for the
Liberals in Halifax in May, has remarked that on being complimented for
television appearances by voters, he
would ask them if they could recall what
he had actually said on the screen. Most
were unable to even remember the subject on which he had spoken, said Flem-
ming. But they repeated their earnest
compliments nonetheless.
For newspaper reporters, the emphasis on television is a recurring theme.
When Ed Broadbent boarded an
elevator on his way to the Board of
Picture backdrops become
precious news seconds
Trade in Halifax last month, a campaign
aide played traffic director to the media:
"This elevator (Broadbent's) for TV
crews; room for one more camera over
here. . ." So while the leader's elevator
was reserved for the network cameras,
lowly print reporters had to wait for the
next car up.
If the aide's priorities were sensible in
terms of getting good pictures of his
leader, the cameras-first, reporters-
second segregation was symbolic.
At times, the degree of cooperation
between TV reporters and campaign
organizers is astonishing. After giving
his luncheon speech, Broadbent left
Halifax at mid-afternoon to fly to
Sydney. But TV journalists covering the
speech were hard pressed to finish reporting and editing their stories in time to
catch the NDP campaign plane for the
flight to Cape Breton.
So campaign organizers made arrangements for TV reporters to stay
behind and finish their stories in time for
suppertime newscasts — no problem.
The NDP people simply sent their
chartered DC-9 back to Halifax — empty — to pick up the stragglers, and they
rejoined the campaign that night.
Another example: When prime
minister Joe Clark spoke in Port
Hawkesbury last month, campaign
organizers made arrangements for
vehicles to stand by to take exposed TV
film to Sydney — courtesy of the Tories.
When Broadbent walked through
Scotia Square on his way to the Board of
Trade, he took time out to shake hands
with noontime shoppers. And when he
ventured into a cafeteria to greet
customers, he was trailed by an invading
horde of about two dozen
photographers and cameramen. Amid
blazing floodlights, blitzing flashes,
whirring cameras and wildly protruding
boom  microphones,  the  NDP  leader
casually asked diners if the "price was
right" for their meals.
For the media, the scene was just
another in a long line of daily photo-
opportunities — the stuff of 30-second
clips for the evening news and wire service photographs. For the voters trapped
in the cafeteria, however, the scene was
alternately thrilling, boring, fraudulent
or terrifying.
The spectacle of the camera mob
pressing through the crowded cafeteria,
dodging obstacles of tables, chairs, and
people, alerted customers of what was to
come. As heads turned, some smiled
broadly on recognizing the NDP leader.
A few sighed, "it's only Broadbent."
Three diners at a table bolted out with a
brisk "no comment" before the lights,
cameras and leader could focus on them.
But Broadbent was in his element, and
obviously relaxed. When he happened
upon a French-speaking woman from
Quebec, he tried out his heavily accented
French. For the French-language TV
crews, this was a surprise that caught
them unprepared — but it was a chance
not to be missed. The opportunities for
good French-language conversations to
go with the pictures are few and far between on campaign forays into English
Canada, especially with the anglophone
Broadbent. So she was brought back to
Broadbent several minutes later to stage
a repeat of their original encounter. As
the Radio-Canada crew scrambled into
position, Broadbent gamely allowed to
his new friend, "Vous avez Radio-
Canada over there, oui!" But his bilingual remark was lost in a technicl foul-
up, and the event went unrecorded. One
could almost hear a Hollywood director
yelling through a megaphone.
Broadbent's combined French-
English slip up is understandable, and
symbolic of the duplication by dual
French and English radio and TV
coverage. Much of what is said by Clark
or Liberal leader Pierre Trudeau is
repeated in French for the benefit of
French radio and television audiences.
This is done at the request of francophone journalists, even though they
understood perfectly what has just been
said in English. The repeat performances, while affecting spontaneity, are;
nothing other than a second take for
French TV. "Take 2," says the imaginary . director through his
In the here-there-everywhere style of
the leadership campaigns, Trudeau was
the only one to stay overnight in
Halifax, or to address an audience other
than businessmen. Clark was in the city
for only eight hours, and Broadbent six
hours, before flying out again. Trudeau
stayed about 36 hours, and spoke at an
old fashioned political rally to party supporters in Sackville — one of the few so
far in the campaign.
If Broadbent's little stroll through
Scotia Square stirred a commotion,
Clark's walk from the legislature to his
hotel room the week before was almost
perilous for the photo-opportunity
flock, whose dedication in the line of duty knows no bounds. Some of the more
determined camera crews challenged
Barrington Street drivers with some deft
jaywalking, all toward getting better
shots of Clark and Elmer MacKay walking purposefully to the Chateau Halifax.'
Innocent bystanders seemed a touch
startled by the zealous cluster, especially
when the prime minister of Canada —
suddenly visible at the centre of the
crush — would dart toward them, shake
hands and give a quick "Hi!"
All in a flash. Just as quickly, the PM
and his media entourage were gone,
mysteriously engaged, somehow, in a
matter of national importance: the
democratic process we call election campaigns.
But what did the leaders say in their
The Joe, Pierre and
Ed Comedy Hour
Yes kids, it's time for those three wacky guys, Pierre, Joe and Ed, and
their never ending cavalcade of chills and spills. In this year's episode,
Joe has left Maureen for Pat Carney, a shrill-voiced siren from
Shanghai, while Ed proves what kind of "with it" guy he really is by having an affair with a lobster in some secluded Nova Scotia outport. Pierre
has threatened to leave the House, but rediscovers his lust for Joe and
Ed in a New York disco and once again the three prove to be the oddest
bed-fellows in television-land. It makes for an alienated spectacle that's
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There's plenty of excitement as the three race across the country
against the clock and themselves. See Joe score some dope with burnt
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democracy with grade school kids from Pointe-aux-Pics, Quebec. See
Pierre give up his gunslinger stance for a starring role in The Invisible
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Joe Clark   as himself
Ed Broadbent  as himself
The June Taylor Dancers as RCMP security
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Gays battle 'chillingly naive' prejudice
I can hear the question you've been asking
yourself ever since you found out there was
to be a gay week on campus this year.
"Why on earth," the question goes, "have
a week celebrating somebody's sex life? Why
can't these people keep their sex lives to
themselves like everyone else?" If you personally haven't been puzzling this one over, I
can almost guarantee you that you know someone who has. An important question to
answer, then.
Many people misunderstand the motiva-
tion of people who call themselves "gay."
For example, in correspondence addressed to
me, Leslie G. Young, minister responsible for
the Alberta human rights commission, makes
it clear he believes that people who refer to
themselves as gay are guilty of "publicly
flaunting their sexual conduct." Similarly, it
is common for the literature of certain
evangelical groups to lump the ways of living
of many different sorts of gays together as
one "sexual lifestyle," implying that we refer
to ourselves as gay because gay sex is the
focal point of our lives, our great obsession.
Both these attitudes are chillingly naive
and yet superficially seem reasonable, and
are hence widely-held. It is certainly true that
it has become important for gays to be defined by their sexual orientation. It is not
true, however, that gays have taken on that
definition for display purposes, or out of a
foolish pride in the only factor distinguishing
them from everyone else.
One major motive for calling ourselves gay
people, in fact, is self-defence, our only
possible strategy for self-defence. In this
respect, gay people define themselves by their
sexuality for the same reasons as blacks
define themselves by skin pigmentation.
Which consenting adult one has sex with
and what the color of one's skin is are matters which should not be of public concern,
and yet, of course, they are. Prejudice exists.
It has its foundations in the categories or
labels we all impose on one another, and
arises when we cease to be able to see the arbitrariness of our classification system. If
society is determined to label someone a nigger, the other characteristics of that individual become unimportant.
Louis Armstrong and Booker T.
Washington had to go to the back of the bus
just like all the other black people. Someone
society singles out as "queer" or
"perverted" is in a similar situation. It makes
no difference that he/she defines him/herself
otherwise any more than it makes a difference that he/she is, for example, a good
JULY 2 - AUGUST 15, 1980
The University of Calgary has chosen Guatemala, "Land of
the Eternal Spring," as the location for its eighth annual
Latin American Summer School.
Based in Guatemala City, a temperate metropolitan center
1600 metres above sea level, the summer study courses include field trips to Mayan ruins, colonial cities, Indian and
Caribbean villages, and the beaches and plantations of the
coastal lowlands.
A perspective on development and modernization in contemporary Latin America is provided by the day-to-day exposure to life in Guatemala City, an urban center of one
million inhabitants.
Educational Foundations 519/573; Intercultural Basis of
Education (519) and Contemporary Systems of Education
in Latin America (573); Geography 372; Central America;
the Land and the People Sociology 371/403; The Family
(371); and Roles of Women — A Comparative Societal
Approach (403); Latin American Studies 400; Interdisciplinary Field Study.
Educational Foundations 673: Studies in Educational Change
in Non-Western Societies.
If the above courses do not meet your academic requirements
please contact Dr. J. Jacob, Educational Foundations, The
University of Calgary, 284-5679 regarding other possible arrangements.
Spring/Summer Sessions
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doctor, or a respected leader of the community. To those prejudiced against homosexuals, the label "homosexual" supercedes
all other possible classifications and considerations. If a man is homosexual, he's bad.
Bang, goes the cell door.
Obviously the only alternatives available
for people in such situations are to conceal
the characteristic which others attach undue
importance to, or attempt to defuse the label,
to attack the prejudice. There's a popular
misconception these days that racial
minorities cannot conceal themselves, while
gays, by contrast, can. This ingenuous notion
can only be entertained by people who forget
that racial minorities for decades hid as much
as possible — by staying in ghettos, by being
inconspicuous, by "staying in their place."
A look at a 1964 World Book encyclopedia
will show the curious just how well-hidden
American blacks were at that time. Much
more was lost in this hiding than was gained.
Largely, the expense of the hiding strategy
for blacks was poverty. When the situation
became intolerable, blacks took up the alternate strategy, and have been resisting prejudice on the basis of skin color ever since.
Gay people have the dubious advantage
over blacks that instead of having to hide in a
given geographic area, they can hide
anywhere. Nevertheless, since what they are
hiding is such an important part of adult
human life — not just the sex life, if any, but
the entirety of the sexuality, which includes
who one is in love with and who one is disposed to love, the subject matter, in
heterosexual contexts, of things broadcasted,
depicted, displayed, announced, televised via
satellite, preached, counselled, advertised,
and distributed — the act of hiding is no
minor feat. And the closer a gay person
comes to living a life that provides emotional
, fulfilment, the less hidden he or she becomes,
The things most strongly proscribed from a
Richard Summerbell is a member of the
Gay People of UBC. Perspectives is open to
all members of the university community.
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Free Films. SUB Auditorium 12:30. A series of short
documentary films focussing on the personal experience of young gays. Two films, "Jenny" and
"Brad" won the major documentary award of the
Australian Film Institute in 1978. The third film, "A Son
of the Family" is the story of a young man coming out
to his family.
Gay Week 1980
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Tuesday, February 12,1980
'Tween classes
General meeting, noon, Buch. 312.
WAVAW  workshop on pornography,  noon,
SU8 212.
Bibls discussion, noon, St. Mark's college.
General meeting, noon, SUB 113.
Meeting, noon, SUB 115.
Special meeting, members only, noon, SUB 117.
General   meeting,   reservations   for   mid-term
break, noon, SUB 207.
Food end health talk by I. Desai. 7:30 p.m., International House.
Panel discussion, noon, Buch. 218.
Film, War Game, a disturbing prophecy of W.W.
Three, by Peter Watkins, noon. Law 101.
General meeting, noon, SUB 207.
Film, Celebration in Fresh Powder, noon, SUB
General meeting, noon, SUB 211.
Special presentation on Spatsizi and Stikine regions, noon, Chem. 250.
Film, We Will Not Be Beaten, noon. Law 101.
Al candidates meeting for Vancouver Quadra,
noon, SUB party room.
General meeting, noon, SUB 119.
Underwater archeology lecture and film, 7:30
p.m., IRC 3.
Open introductory lecture, noon and 8 p.m.,
Angus 308.
Talk and slide show on China by Ray Downey,
noon. SUB 207.
Dr. Richard Koch speaking on mental retardation
and the femMy, noon, IRC 3.
Barbeque duck lunch, noon, SUB lounge.
Rape relief and film discussion, noon, SUB 205.
General meeting, pick up maps, noon, IRC 1.
Celebration of the Chinese New Year with snack
bar specialties, 1 p.m., auditorium snack bar.
George Mallone on love and sexuality, noon,
Chem. 250.
General meeting, noon, SUB 230.
Evening of relaxing live music, 8 p.m. to midnight, Cecil Green Park.
Italian luncheon, 11:30 a.m., SUB cafeteria.
Hot flashes
Notice: groupie
need not apply
Interested in the great night life at
UBC? You can meet real live rock
and roll stars, puke with the punks
and make important decisions.
The AMS concerts welcomes applications for membership for the
1980/1981 year and those who have
a genuine, not fake, interest, in the
music industry are welcomed. No
experience is necessary but your
slavish devotion to the cause is a
must. Applicants to report to 246
SUB or phone concerts 228-5336.
Free eggs roll
You can almost smell the egg
rolls, the hot spices waft upward
and your stomach growls demanding satisfaction. In celebration of
the year of the monkey, the auditorium snack bar will offer free egg
rolls with all dinners $1.50 or more
today through Friday between 11
a.m. and 2 p.m. Free Chinese tea
and fortune cookies will be given to
all customers.
And as an added attraction, demonstrations of Kung Fu and a Lion
Dance will be presented Thursday
at 1 p.m.
So drop by the munchie palace in
the basement of the old auditorium
and save. You'll need it for next
month's rent.
War it here
There is no happy ending to the
possibility of a nuclear war. The following film was made to make the
person on the street stop and think
about the possibility of a holocaust
in the future.
The law students' association is
presenting a Peter Watkin's film,
The War Game, today at noon in
the law buildings room 101 and 102.
The film, an Oscar winner of 1966,
examines the effects of a nuclear
bomb that misses its military target
and destroys a civilian centre in
England. I don't want to give away
any more of the plot so go and see
it yourself.
Tues. Feb. 12th
Falafel Lunch
Students for Soviet
Jewry meeting
12:30 Hillel House
Wed. Feb. 13th
Shefa Vegetarian Lunch
Free for all 1st year students
12:30 Hillel House
Thurs. Feb. 14th
Hebrew Classes
12:30 Hillel House
Sat. Feb. 16th
Havdalah and Rosh Hodesh
ph. 224-4748
12:30 p.m. Recital Hall
Martin Hackleman, French Horn
Anthony Elliot, Cello
music of: Weisgarber
Thursday 12:30 p.m. and Friday 8:00 p.m. Old Auditorium
Douglas Talney, Director
music of: Sibelius, Wagner and Chopin
Valentine's Day party, 8 p.m., Cecil Green Parte.
General meeting, 3:30 p.m., SUB 280.
Anti-nuke event, noon, SUB concourse.
Kate Millet speaks on women and violence, 8
p.m., IRC 2.
Skating party, 7:15 p.m., Thunderbird skating
Film, Monkey King, 2:30 p.m.. SUB auditorium.
Chinese New Yesr dinner and disco, 6:30 p.m.,
Peninsule restaurant.
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66 — Scandals
EROTICISM. Una Wertmuller's SWEPT
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Thursday, Sunday 7:00p.m.; Friday, Saturday 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
DR. PAUL BURNS (Arts I) 40th Birthday
Party reminder: Don't forget the CAKEI
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IF YOU WANT informal photographs taken
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Homosexuality is not a sin
From page 9
concealed gay person's life are having a lover, since love relationships
tend to be rather obvious and are
confused with friendships only by
terminally naive observers, plus the
ability to speak honestly about
one's relationships, the ability to artistically express love, and the ability to combat anti-gay prejudice
head on by speaking about gay peo-
pie. The expense of hiding for gay
people is degradation: having to
sneak, having to lie, having to find
each other in the worst areas under
the worst circumstances, and even,
sometimes, having to betray.
Laughing at an anti-gay joke is betrayal.
Given the choice between the
above situation and identifying ourselves as gay so that we can begin to
change the misbegotten attitudes of
the anti-gays, it is obvious (now)
that we have only one choice. It was
only our nervousness about identifying ourselves with our sexuality,
our incapability of thinking to do
so, that delayed the beginning of
gay liberation until the 1860s.
It is odd to be placed in the position of having to identify with a sexual orientation in a society which
likes to impose a hush on matters
sexual, but it must be done. Popular ignorance about human sexuality has been the main instrument of
our persecution for far too long.
Besides, the paradox that we're emphasizing our sexuality in order to
make our sexuality less important
to everyone else is fascinating to
contemplate. As long as there are
people out there who believe homosexuality is contagious, and that
gays are out to infect their children
(restated: the heterosexual earth is
flat and gays are trying to sail
humanity off the edge); none of us
is safe.
When you get right down to it, is
someone who tells you that she/he
is gay saying any more about
her/his sex life than someone who
tells you that she/he is married? After all, even in the age of Hefner
there are certain assumptions which
can be made about the sex lives of
married people. Particularly if they
have kids. Now that's what I call
"flaunting sexual conduct."
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diversity in its midst perhaps all of
us can forget what we are labelled
and take on an attitude best
expressed by one of my professors:
"Call me anything you want,"
he's been known to say, "—just
don't call me late for dinner!"
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Tuesday, February 12,1980
UBC again powerful in volleyball
— kevin finnegan photo
FORCES OF GOOD, in dark uniforms, do valiant battle with menacing forces of evil, also in dark uniforms, in
women's field hockey match between UBC and Simon Fraser Saturday. Race for ball between UBC forward and
SFU goalie, representing final all-out struggle before Armageddon, ended in tie, as did game. So much for symbolism.
Field hockey women tie SFU
The UBC women's field hockey
team tied Simon Fraser University
1-1 in a Vancouver Women's Field
Hockey League game at Trafalgar
field Saturday. Despite the poor
field conditions the teams played an
aggressive game, with SFU
dominating much of the first half
and UBC the second.
Both goals came in the first half,
with Kathy Lynch finally scoring
for Simon Fraser after the Clan had
several good scoring chances.
Arlynn Copithorne replied minutes
later for UBC.
The tie put UBC in fourth place
in the league, where the top four
teams make the playoffs.
The Thunderbird rugby team was
rocked 33-15 by the James Bay side
on the island Saturday. UBC led
15-7 at the half but James Bay kept
the ball in their scrum most of the
second half and rolled over the
UBC pack to score 26 unanswered
Graham Taylor scored 14 points
for UBC on three penalty goals and
a convert. Don Halliday scored
UBC's lone try when he blocked a
James Bay kick.
The 'Birds will meet Rowing
Club Thursday night under the
lights at Thunderbird stadium
before leaving for a California tour.
Game time Thursday is 8 p.m., and
admission is free to students.
Men's soccer
UBC 1 Whitecap reserves 4
Women's basketball
UBC 40 Calgary 67
Men's basketball -
UBC 64 Calgary 77
Men's ice hockey
UBC 4 Saskatchewan 11
Women's gymnastics
Spokane 129.10
EWU 122.5
Oregon 119.2
UBC 104.75
Women's basketball
UBC 45 Calgary 72
Men's basketball
UBC 78 Calgary 75
Men's ice hockey
UBC 5 Saskatchewan 3
Women's field hockey
UBC 1 Simon Fraser 1
JVs 0 Doves 4
Men's rugby
UBC 19 James Bay 33
Men's soccer
UBC 2 Eldorado 2
Women's soccer
UBC 2 Poco 2
Women's ice hockey
UBC 2 Newton 4
Two Canada West championships will take place on the UBC
campus this weekend, in curling
and in swimming and diving.
The curling meet starts Thursday
with draws at 3 and 7:30 p.m. and
continues Friday and Saturday with
draws at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. A
tiebreaker will be held Saturday at 7
p.m. if necessary. The action takes
place at the winter sports centre.
The Canada West swimming and
diving championships run Thursday
through Saturday at the aquatic
centre. The heats Thursday start at
1 p.m. with the finals at 7 p.m.,
while Friday and Saturday swimming events start at 11:15 a.m. with
the finals at 3 p.m. Men's and
women's one metre diving starts at
8:45 p.m. Friday with the finals at 3
p.m., while the three metre event
goes at the same time Saturday.
And if that isn't enough activity
for you, the Stephen Lazar
memorial fencing tournament runs
Saturday and Sunday in gyms A
and B on the south campus. The
fencing starts Saturday at 11:30
a.m. while the finals start Sunday at
1:15 p.m.
And for all three of you who
aren't hung over in the early morning, the women's field hockey team
plays North Van at 11 a.m. Saturday on Spencer field on the south
campus, while the women's soccer
team plays Sunday at 10 a.m. on
Maclnnes field.
UBC might have two teams in the
Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic
Union national volleyball championships this year.
The Thunderettes have all but
clinched one of the two playoff
spots open to Canada West teams,
but the Thunderbirds proved last
weekend they are also in the running.
The men's team won the UBC invitational tourney on the weekend,
defeating defending B.C. senior
champions B.C. Olympics 15-11,
15-10 in the finals to capture the title. The Thunderbirds were without
standouts Gary Warner and Rob
Brett, but coach Keith Gallicano
said UBC received outstanding performances from backups Ron
Mutch and Graham McMynn in the
The 'Birds are currently tied for
second in Canada West standings
with the final tourney scheduled for
Calgary on Feb. 22-23, where they
must finish ahead of the University
of Alberta to qualify for the nationals. Canada West will have two
entrants because Saskatchewan
qualifies automatically as host.
Meanwhile the Thunderettes finished third in the women's division
of the UBC tourney after making it
to the semi-finals without losing a
game. University of Washington
defeated UBC 15-12, 11-15, 15-13
but lost in the finals to Chimos of
The Thunderettes would have to
lose all their matches in the final
Canada West tournament to not
qualify for the nationals, but could
finish first by defeating Saskatchewan. The Thunderettes have lost to
the Huskies four times this season.
"I think we can beat them," said
coach Sandy Silver. "The team is
ready to beat Saskatchewan physically. Mentally, it's a matter of
them believing they can do it," she
The Thunderettes suffered on the
weekend from the flu which struck
three starters, but Silver singled out
Chris Trainor and Maryanne Branson as having outstanding games to
fill the holes.
The Thunderettes will travel to
Victoria this weekend to play in the
second round of the B.C. championships. Silver said the tournament is for game experience only
because the Canadian club championship, which the B.C. champion will attend, is held during
April exams.
Mullins' 'Birds
rock Cowtown
Steer-rustling used to be Calgary's favorite pastime. Now it's
One thousand cowboys gathered
in University of Calgary's gym this
weekend to watch UBC Thunderbirds battle home-town Dinosaurs
for a spot in the upcoming Canada
West basketball playoffs.
In Calgary the 'Birds split a pair
of hard-fought games with the
Dinos to leave the teams tied for second place behind the University of
Victoria. Only the top two teams
will make the playoffs.
UBC's Saturday night 78-75 victory over Calgary was the result of
strong team play, said UBC coach
Peter Mullins. "As a unit we play
extremely well together. People
help each other out. That's our real
strength," he said.
The 'Birds showed this strength
on offence Saturday by moving the
ball well together and freeing one
another for outside shots and several uncontested lay-ins. "If we all
move the ball well and if all the
Men's basketball standings
GP W L Pts
Victoria Vikings 14 14 0 28
UBC'Birds 14     8     6     16
Calgary D'saurs 14 8 6 16
Alberta Bears 14 7 7 14
L'bridge P'horns 14 5 9 10
Sask. Huskies     14     0   14      0
Women's basketball standings
GP W L Pts
Victoria Vikettes 16 16 0 32
Calgary Dinnies 16 12 4 24
Alberta Pandas   16 10 6 20
L'bridge P'horns 16 5 11 10
Sask. Huskiettes 16 5 11 10
UBCTh'ettes      16 0 16 0
players move well together, we all
get good shots both inside and
out," said Mullins. Every 'Bird on
the floor scored and UBC had an
impressive 67 per cent shooting average to top Calgary's 49 per cent.
On defence the 'Birds helped one
another out and their full-court
press produced numerous quick
steals on which they were able to
capitalize. UBC's Brad Findlay,
who caused the majority of Calgary's   turnovers   said,   "Calgary
breaks easily under pressure. By
pressing them the whole game we
were able to get a lot of steals."
UBC did just that and led 48-39 at
the half.
But it was the 'Birds who suffered a momentary break in team
cohesion when the revitalized Dinos
took a one point lead four minutes
into the second half. UBC regained
composure just in time to emerge
victorious from the game's nip and
tuck second half.
Friday's game produced less
satisfying results. UBC's speed advantage was countered by Calgary's
equally impressive height advantage. With three of Calgary's starters
between 6'7" and 6'10" the smaller
UBC team had its work cut out in
rebounding. Friday night the 'Birds
shot a low 42 per cent from the
floor and provided the Dinos with
enough defensive boards to win
77-64 despite Calgary's own low 44
per cent shooting average.
Friday the 'Birds' lack of outside
scoring allowed Calgary to drop off
on defence and tie up the 'Birds' inside game. UBC's biggest man,
6'5" Bob Forsyth, said he found
some difficulty getting the ball inside the key Friday night.
But Saturday's improved outside
shooting loosened Calgary's tight
inside defence and allowed him to
net 12 points in the first half. Although Forsyth fouled out at the
start of the second, his teammates
made up the difference together.
Findlay voiced the team's opinion, "I think it was a real team effort. I hope we can play that well
next weekend against Edmonton."
Mullins is confident they will.
High scorers Friday for UBC
were John Doughty with 14 points,
and John Stark and Brad Findlay
with 13 and 12 respectively. Karl
Tilleman led the Dinos with 20
points and Romel Raffin added 16.
Saturday's game produced the
same top scorers for UBC with
Doughty scoring 15 points while
Stark and Findlay each added 14.
Steve Aktin led Calgary with 24
The basketball teams host the
University of Alberta this weekend
in War Memorial Gym. Game times
Friday and Saturday evening are
6:45 p.m. for the women and 8:30
p.m. for the men.


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