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Founded in 1918
Vancouver. Tuesday, November 3,1989
Vol 72. No 17
UBC censors
AMS mail
by Joe Altwasser
Alma Mater Society executives are charging the UBC administration with censorship after
they were refused use of the campus mail service to distribute
pamphlets Wednesday announcing a public meeting on the controversial Hampton Court development.
Hampton Court is the official
name of the UBC Real Estate
Corporation's development at
Westbrook mall and West 16th
The charges erupted after
director of administration Andrew
Hicks and director of external affairs Vanessa Geary attempted to
use the campus mail service—
which serves all university faculties and departments on campus—to distribute a pamphlet
which announced the date, time,
and place ofthe meeting.
"In the past we have done bulk
mail and have never been informed of any policy regarding the
delivery of bulk mail," said Hicks.
"But yesterday UBC campus
mail refused to deliver these notices to the campus community
citing an unwritten policy of mail
of political nature will not be delivered," he said.
Hicks said campus mail delivered mail-outs last year announcing the tuition fee rally downtown,
"which is in my opinion much more
John Howe, the campus mail
room supervisor, agreed the mail
was not delivered because of its
political nature. "The AMS has
been told they are not being censored. It is just a one-time thing
because of the political nature."
The AMS mail-out is not university business, said Howe. "It
looks like a political thing. We only
deal with university business."
"Many people complain about
the stuff that goes through the
mail... We have profs trying to sell
their house and an assortment of
religious and political groups
trying to use the service," said
Hicks understands the administration's policy for refusing
political groups but said, "to refuse
student groups is censorship of
"If it was a barbecue invitation you can be sure there would
have been no problem," said Hicks.
Geary agrees with Hicks assessment and said, "The university feels they are being attacked
on this issue and they have received a lot of criticism because the
process they have undertaken has
ignored so many people, from
building to bulldozing to burning."
"We are only taking this project on because the Board of Governors and UBCREC have neglected
their responsibility and not done
Many people, including faculty, have been in touch with the
AMS to complain about the development and the manner it has
been conducted.
"This is a student issue...the
campus mail is set up for the conducting of campus issues only,"
said Bruce Gellatly, vice president
of administration and finance.
"To the best of my knowledge
the AMS has never used the campus mail service for anything unless it has been held in conjunction
with UBC," said Gellatly.
The AMS has contracted the
Engineers to deliver the pamphlets for the meeting on November 7th.
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Hugging women banned
By Mary Frances Hill
and Karen McCairley
MONTREAL (CUP) — The jazz
pianist sang "Thank heaven for
little girls, they grow up in the most
delightful ways..." while the tune
outside a Montreal restaurant was
"Down with homophobia!"
On October 24th, two women
were kicked out of Upstairs, a
popular restaurant near Concordia
University's downtown campus,
for "persisting in showing affection
in an offensive way," according to
its owner, Chris Gore.
The Concordia students plan
to sue Gore, who evicted the women
for hugging, and take him to the
Quebec Human Rights Commission.
Shira Spector and Jen Dt and
about 10 members of the
Concordia Women's Collective had
gathered for a regular meeting at
the restaurant.
Concordia student Charlene
Nero, a member of the collective
said Spector and Dt had their arms
around each other.
Gore asked the women to leave
the bar.
They shouted back "Homophobic asshole."
"At Upstairs, men don't hug or
hold hands with men; And
women don't hug or hold hands
with women," he told the women.
On Wednesday police cars
lined Bishop Street as more than
fifty women and men chanted "It's
a straight bar after all", "If you're
gay and you know it, kiss your
friend" and shouted "Boycott Upstairs."
Since last Wednesday, members ofthe collective have distributed over 1400 pamphlets outside
Upstairs asking customers and
passers-by to boycott the restaurant.
The women say they have
turned away over 50 potential
customers but Gore said their actions are not hurting him financially.
"It hasn't affected business,"
he said. "But it has bothered me
personally. It's exasperating to
have to rebut comments that I'm
Tve come to accept homosexuality totally in society. It's a way of
life, ifs great, I'm all for it."
"TJpstairs is a haven for people
of all sorts, and we welcome all
types to visit the place as long as
they maintain a certain sense of
decorum," said Gore.
"We don't like to see it disrupted by people who like to cause
a scene and draw attention to
In his three years as the club
owner, Gore said he has asked
people to leave on only two or
three occasions. He has never
asked a straight couple to leave
for openly displaying affection.
"Heterosexuals   can   practically make out (there)
without comment," said Carolyn
Gammon, a member of Concordia's Lesbian Studies Coalition.
"This type of blatant discrimination against any group, be it
racial minorities, gays or lesbians
— we can't let any any individual
instances go by without comment-
Article 10 ofthe Quebec charter forbids discrimination on the
basis of sexual orientation. Section 15 applies this law to small
Homophobia is the irrational
fear and hatred of homosexuals.
Gore said he will not try to stop
the protestors outside his restaurant. "It's their right to do what
they want. They have their right
to free speech and to free expression," he said.
Gore seemed composed during
the demonstration. "Fll just wait
till it blows over," he said. "I've
been through things hke this before, and I know that they just
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November 3,1989 NEWS
Military drops dough into UBC
by Heather McCartney
UBC has accepted about
three quarters of a million dollars
for research from the Department
of National Defense this school
With the additional research
funding, the University of British
Columbia has become one of the
richest institutions in Canada.
Last week UBC was awarded
three ofthe 14 projects in the federal government's Networks of
Centres of Excellence program.
These funds are spread out
among seven different faculties
with the Department of Metals
and Materials Engineering receiving the highest amount.
Ken Epps, a spokesperson for
Project Ploughshares in Ottawa,
criticized the Canadian universities dependence on military funding.
"In 1985 the Department of
National Defense accounted for
14.6% of the total funding for
Canadian universities and that
number has steadily been increasing since then. As of March 31,
1989 defense spending makes up
24.5% of university budgets."
At UBC all military research
is required to be unclassified —
open to public scrutiny. This issue
was won during the 1960's. Consequently, studies done at UBC relate only indirectly to weapons
research — an example being the
Department of Chemistry's study
of diamond-like coatings.
Epps still remains skeptical
about unclassified research. "Research at universities is often
subcontracted. Less documentation is required at this level and
the government is not required to
disclose any information."
"It's difficult to discover anything about military research. It's
very closely guarded," said Epps.
Voted most popular figure by The Ubyssey staff in 1980's.
Debts traded for boonies
An impending teacher shortage for the next five years has
forced B.C. to offer free teacher
The catch? Ten year's work in
B.C.'s remotest regions.
The B.C. government will
spend $3 million this year to payback up to $12,000 of new teachers' student loans, provided they
work in rural and outlying areas
of B.C., many more than 12 hours
drive from Vancouver.
Teachers will still be eligible
for an existing program which forgives any debt over $12,000 for
their first degree or diploma.
A government survey showed
a growing shortage of kindergarten, primary, French immersion,
special education, computer,
math and science teachers.
The survey said the shortage
was particularly acute in rural
and remote school districts. Rural
and remote areas also hire the
most underqualified teachers
with special "letters of permission" from the education ministry.
"Given   projected   teacher
shortages elsewhere in Canada
and other countries, it is critical
that British Columbia attempt
to become self-sufficient in
meeting the current and future
demand for new teachers," B.C.
education minister Tony Brum-
met said.
Brummet said enrollment
in B.C. schools will mean 2,300
new teachers will be needed in
the next five years. To make
matters worse, 3,000 teachers
will retire during that time.
Other teachers may leave to find
better paying jobs elsewhere.
Come vote, win free trip
by Heidi Modro
MONTREAL (CUP) — Voters in
next year's campus elections at
Concordia University could win a
trip to New York or Fort Lauderdale if Robert Douglas has his way.
Douglas, the chief returning
officer for Concordia's student
council said the prize is part of a
voting incentives package he
wants the council to fund.
He said students who go to
candidate debates should get a
chance to win a trip to New York,
and anyone who casts a ballot
should be eligible to win a trip to
Fort Lauderdale Florida.
"Although you can say that a
move like this might sound unethical, something has to be done
at Concordia about getting more
people involved in voting,"
Douglas said.
Concordia has a history of low
voter turnout. Students at last
year's poll stayed away in droves,
with only 1402 students voting out
of a possible 20,000.
Douglas wants at least 15,000
Concordia students to vote this
He hopes the New York trip
will be sponsored by Travel Cuts, a
subsidiary of the Canadian Federation of Students.
The Fort Lauderdale trip will
come out of the $2,000 elections
advertising budget, he said.
"It's a lot more effective to
offer a $400 free trip to Fort Lauderdale to motivate people to vote
than to use that money to buy
more ad space in the newspapers
and put more posters up."
Douglas also wants to host a
huge bash at the campus centre on
the night when the elections results come in.
"Well have everything booze,
beer and even bets on who's going
to win."
Concordia student council
has yet to approve the plan.
External funding in general
has negative effects in determining the direction of academic research, accordingto Mike Wallace,
a political science professor at
"For example, it's difficult to
speak out against clear cut logging
when you are receiving a research
grant from MacMillan Bloedel."
"The research agenda should
never be set politically. Our main
concern must be with academic
freedom. Ideally, we should receive all funds from neutral organizations at arm's length," said
Scientific freedom arises
when merit and policy come from a
jury of peers, according to Wallace.
Almost any other situation may
influence the researcher in a variety of subtle ways.
"We need to diversify our
sources and at the same time be
careful not to prostitute ourselves."
In a report completed last
year Epps ranked Canadian universities according to military
funding. UBC ranked sixth; with
University ofToronto, Queens and
McGill in the top three respectively.
Feds funding
Hanson Centre
by Steve Conrad
Secretary of State Gerry
Weiner presented the University
of British Columbia with a cheque
for $1 million on Thursday afternoon as part of the federal government's $2 million contribution
toward the Rick Hansen National
Fellow program.
The program will promote the
interests of the disabled with a
particular focus on guaranteeing
full access to post-secondary education.
"This program will work to
ensure that people with disabilities, whether they are students,
staff, faculty or visitors, are given
equal opportunity to benefit from
all the university has to offer," sai d
UBC president David Strangway.
"We have known for a long
time that the level of education of
disabled Canadians is considerably inferior to that of non-disabled
Canadians," said Weiner.
"Full citizenship and full participation in the life of our society
is a right belonging to all Canadians."
Rick Hansen, advisor to the
president on disabilities, said, "if
ever there was an environment
that was committed to this area, it
is here at the University of British
Columbia. I think we are taking a
leadership role in the area of disabilities."
Strangway also announced at
the press conference that the UBC
board of governors had appointed
Rick Hansen as the first recipient
of the endowed chair bearing his
"At the last meeting of the
board of governors, the board
approved the creation of the endowment fund for afellowship. I'm
also pleased to say that Rick
Hansen himself will be the first
holder ofthe Rick Hansen national
fellowship," said Strangway.
In this position, Hansen will
be working closely with the proposed Disability Centre scheduled
to open by June and to be fully
operational by September 1991.
The centre will be located in
the Student Services complex to be
constructed adjacent to Brock
"In the interim we will have a
temporary location that will be
highly visible on campus," explained Hansen.
"Our focus, once we do have
an operational background and
credibility, will be to expand to
every post-secondary educational
institution in the country. There
really is nothing like this in this
country and there is very little like
this throughout the world," added
Funding for the $6 million
centre will be provided jointly by
federal, provincial and private
Yo Writers,
The Ubyssey will be
producing a magazine
for the December 1 issue, devoted to features, analysis, etc.
Come into the office,
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Thank you
November 3,1989
Tues. Nov. 7 - Thurs.   Nov. 9
TUES. & WED., NOV. 7&8
Thurs. Nov. 9, 1989, Hillel House
12:30-1:30 PM
By Professor Rene Goldman, UBC Asian Studies
1:30-2:30 PM
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Absent clubs suspended
by Joanne Neilson
and Robin Muehlebach _
The Student Administrative
Commission (SAC) has revoked
booking privileges for four UBC
clubs who failed to use rooms they
had booked and is not accepting
any excuses.
"It has been SAC policy to
suspend clubs automatically if
they miss a room booking without
giving the required cancellation
time, losing their booking privileges for a maximum of two
months," said SAC chair Andrew
"The SUB building is so heavily used (and) the costs involved to
set up the room are wasted if no
one uses the room," said Hicks.
The clubs affected, however,
do not feel this policy is very fair as
the missed bookings were not
simply cases of clubs failing to
show up.
The Amnesty International
Club and the Chinese Collegiate
Society both said the mix-up was a
result of bookings made by their
predecessors last year.
The Personal Computer Club
was not able to use the room they
booked because it was locked, and
so they used another.
The Varsity Christian Fellowship club did not notice that one of
their regular meetings was supposed to be held in an alternate
Gerald Mah, a member ofthe
suspended Chinese Collegiate
Society, said, "there should be a
better suspension system—there
should be a warning before they
impose a two month penalty."
Three of the clubs involved,
Amnesty International, the Chinese Collegiate Society, and the
Personal Computer Club made
unsuccessful appeals to their suspensions last week.
However, Amnesty International succeeded in having their
suspension lifted, halfway
through their two month period,
by a second appeal this week.
Isobel Simpson, the president
of The Amnesty International
Club , was relieved to have their
booking privileges returned.
She said the suspension had
meant a great inconvenience to
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the club would have had more difficulty in their activities, such as
their letter writing campaigns.
Mah, however, said the Chinese Collegiate Society did not
attempt a second appeal. "We're
students and we're too busy for
such bureaucratic procedures," he
Brad Brush, of the Personal
Computer Club, believed the problem was to do with communication. He has concerned that the
club di d not know why their appeal
was rejected.
The Varsity Christian Fellowship was given a two week suspension. In their case, SAC was more
lenient because, according to
Hicks, "the club made an effort to
check, but their's was a communication problem between SAC and
the club."
When Hicks was asked if he
thought these penalties were
rather severe, he said, "it is a free
benefit of being a club that everything in the building (SUB) is for
free—if you screw up you pay the
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Science, to non-scientists,
can be unaccessible.
Science to me is a wee bit mysterious. I got scared away from
science in high school. The
teachers there would do things
like have a Physics 9 test that
had one question in one hour.
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By Jay Ingrain
Most non-scientific types,
like me, like science, but not the
pseudo-mystical trappings that
often go with it. Put in layperson's terms, make it interesting
and informative and you've gotus.
A fun little book which came
out recently helps do just that.
It's called The Science of Every-
day Life and it's written by
scientist-author Jay Ingram. You
may have heard him on his CBC
radio show Quirks and Quarks.
Ingram's book takes a light-
hearted look at the fun kind of
science we can all enjoy. He looks
at the scientific side of many features of human and animal life
in an entertaining and lively
He writes about
human behaviour in
bathrooms and
sparrows who tend to
mate a lot.
Ingram's writing style is
often witty and is always easy to
understand. He writes a science
column for the children's magazine Owl, and is certainly able to
write in an accessible, informal
His topics help add interest
to his writing. He looks at topics
like yawning, the sparrow (a
horny little bird that sleeps
around a lot), the knuckleball,
the evolution of teddy bears and
human behaviour in bathrooms.
Certainly, it isn't quantum
physics, but reading about why
snowflakes aren't exactly alike or
how people recognize faces or
how people manage to get control
of armrests in airplanes is
understandable even by flat
earthers like me.
The Science of Everyday Life
is a little light and unsubstantial
to justify its $20 hardcover price,
though. But its paperback
version would make a neat little
present for someone who'd like to
find out why asparagus makes
some people's urine smell really
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' Sharon Kahn Director, Employment Equity Office
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' Margaret North Senior Instructor, Geography Department
' Valerie Raoul Chair, Women Studies Department
■ Suzanne Young Director, External Affairs, Graduate Student Society
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Starts November 9th
runs for four weeks
(Nov. 9,16,23,30)
meet at Student Health
The following clubs must hand in copies of membership and/or
executive lists and/or constitutions by Friday November 10,
1989 or deconstitution will result. All documents to be
submitted to the SAC secretary SUB rm 252 by 5pm.
Accounting Club
Anthropology/Sociology Undergrad
Architectural Studies Abroad
Artificial intelligence Group
Atmospheric Sciences Club
AMS Boxing Club
Committee for the Defense of Human
Rights in Peru
Ice Hockey Club
IRM Club
Korean Students Association
Marketing Club
Microbiology Club
Music Students Association
Naval/Marine Engineers
PDT Social
Phi Alpha Club
Pulp & Paper Engineering
Robson Dart Club
Rugby Social
17c. Society
Sororities of UBC
Theatre Department Association
Transportation Club
Vegetarian & Animal Rights CLub
Ayn Rand
Computer Science Club
Environmental Interest Group
Geography Students
German Club
Hang Gliding Club
Ismali Students
Kappa Sig Social
Law School Glue Club
Law Soccer Club
Mineral Engineers
Native Indian
Newman Club
Political Science Club
Pottery Club
Psychology Students Associaiton
Scottish Country Dance Club
Skydiving Club
Student Council For Exceptional Children
Students for a Free South Africa
Tae Kwon Do
Waterpolo Club
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THE UBYSSEY/5 Pianist creates poetic landscape
by Roger Kanno
SATURDAY'S performance of
the Vancouver Symphony
Orchestra was a hidden treasure
discovered by only a few fortunate
spectators who made the effort to
attend. The poor attendance may
have been due to the lack of a "big
name' guest soloist such as
Richard Stoltzman or Victoria
Mullova — two who have graced
the stage ofthe Orpheum in
recent weeks.
Vancouver Symphony
Saturday, October 28th
The audience, though small,
was responsive, and the VSO, under the able baton of guest conductor Jahja ling, played with
uncharacteristic enthusiasm. The
star of the night, however, was
guest soloist Stephen Hough who
played the piano with a restrained
passion, bringing an air of dignity
and excitement to the performance.
It began quite ordinarily with
T_cstasy,'a refreshing Canadian
work by young composer Glen
Buhr, formerly a student of UBC.
The 35 year old native of Winnipeg was in the audience to hear
this short but eclectic fanfare.
Then the evening took an unexpected turn. Stephen Hough,
the young, British pianist strode
purposefully onstage and took his
seat as Jahja Ling readied the orchestra. The first notes of Camille
Saint Saens' Piano Concerto No. 5
in F Major leapt into the air and
hung there like mist on an
autumn morning. Hough added
his own sounds from the piano,
which sent the orchestra's notes
tumbling out ofthe air, but
replaced them with an even
sweeter sound. This was going to
be an exciting performance.
The entire concerto was a
contest between Hough and the
orchestra, each continually
outdoing the other's previous
attempts while still complimenting each other. The soft strings of
the andante beautifully accompanied the equally delicate key
strokes of Hough. The finger work
of the young pianist was inspired.
Hough's finger-
danced swiftly
and fluidly over
the keys as if the;
weren't even
making contact.
the evening Jahja
Ling's crisp,
precise conducting kept the
orchestra in line.
He would point
directly to
sections of the
orchestra and
make eye contact,
yet he kept his
relaxed and to the|
point. There was
no question who
was in control.
Symphony No. 8
in G Major, a
lyrical, romantic
piece, capped off a
enjoyable evening
of music. Although the brass
of the final
movement is
raucous and
muffled, the
overall effect of
the symphony is    Attacking hands
relaxing and intellectual. Maestro
Ling's interpretation was confident and succinct, while still
maintaining the romanticism and
deep feeling of the work. The VSO
was up to the task.
The audience was left to
contemplate the beautiful,
pastoral images of Dvorak. It was
a pleasant surprise to have such
an interesting evening of music
from a performance with so little
pre-concert hype.
by Patrisha Edwards
THEY have all sought refuge
in Canada after oppression
forced them from their home
countries. Now they are sharing
their experiences as refugees and
immigrants through a bold new
Headlines Theatre Company
presentation. As 'forum theatre,'
Sanctuary? offers an opportunity
for the audience to become
directly involved with the action
of the play. They are asked to
intervene if they want to change
the action to improve the characters' situation.
Vancouver East Cultural
November 3 and 4
The cast's personal histories
provide the dramatic material for
Sanctuary?. Actor Victor Porter
considers himself to be a member
of a lost generation'—35,000
young Argentinians who've shared
his experiences of being kidnapped and jailed, or worse. He
describes Sanctuary? as a documentary play.
As artistic director David Diamond explains, the presentation
of Sanctuary? as forum theatre'
encourages greater exchange. "It's
not like TV or film where you
might want to yell *No! Stop! Don't
do that!' to a character on a
screen—but you are powerless to
do so. In Sanctuary? the audience
is invited to break through the
barriers, to stop being a spectator
and change the action".
The results are entertaining
and, with the audience's input,
the endings unpredictable and informative. Saeideh Nessar Ali,
once an established psychology
professor who escaped from Iran
adds, "What the audience can
change is their view of refugees. It
is not a matter of asking Canadians to sympathize with us, it is a
matter of accepting us—that we
do contribute to this society."
Sanctuary? completes its
month-long tour of 17 B.C. communities with two performances
at the Vancouver East Cultural
Centre. Tickets can be purchased
at International House on campus
or reserved by calling Vancouver
East Cultural Centre at 254-9578.
Argentine political refugees make w
grace piano.
Ubyssey J
by Michael Gazetas
The following synopsis of
films play at alternative theatres
through the next week. Offered
are a wide variety of complex
philosophical dramas or experiences in romantic escapism. I
recommend that you challenge
your normal patterns of film
watching by seeking out new
cinematic delights, some of
which may be found in the
following films.
Farcical cops
playing this upcoming Monday,
November 6th. Directed by
Charles Chricton, this film
became the model on which all
farcical cops and robbers movies
have been based. Fast and
furious, this is the film to which
such successful industry pictures
as A Fish Called Wanda have
been compared to. Alec Guiness
stars as the timid bank clerk
who devises a plan to make the
perfect robbery.
Ingmar Bergman: Film on
Sexual Tension
On Wednesday the 8th, Ingmar Bergman's From The Life
Of The Marionettes, is being presented by CINEMA 16. The story
is about the physical and sexual
tension underlying a relationship between Peter and Katrina,
a couple who were introduced in
Scenes From a Marriage. Their
story leads to the uncovering of a
motive which propels Peter to
brutally rape and murder a
The Outcast
CINEMA is screening the new
Canadian film, The Top Of His
Head. Please see the review in
today's Ubyssey. The Japanese
Literature on Screen Series,
however, still continues at the
Van East. The Outcast deals
with a young school teacher with
revolutionary ideas and teaching
methods who runs into community opposition as he tries to
teach his students about freedom
and equality. This story is very
reminiscent of Dead Poets'
The second film is one
dealing with Japanese militarism. Half Brothers is a story
about a soldier returning from
World War II who ignores his
son from his second wife because
the children from his first
marriage, who he doted on, were
killed in the war. His second
wife now steps out of her submissive role and tries to assert
herself in defence of her family.
The Outcast is at 7:00pm and
Half Brothers starts at 9:00pm
on Nov. 6-7.
No good sex
The Ridge is presenting a
November 3,1989 Angel of Harlem sings under pain
es hi Sanctuary?
iliti picks
highly rated love story called
The Wash starting Friday the
3rd. Masi and Nobu, an elderly
Japanese couple whose relationship disintegrates from a lack of
sexual intimacy and fighting.
Masi moves out and is courted
by a nurturing widower. The
title reflects her ongoing assumed duty of washing Nobu's
laundry. An interesting point
brought up by the film is how
Nobu is not cast as a villain, but
rather, is trying to regain his
wife's love in spite of wanting to
regain his honour as dictated by
his community.
Peer pressure comedy
presenting Heathers and The
Rainbow till Nonmember 5th.
Heathers is one of the best
commentaries on highschools
and peer pressure since Fast
Times at Ridgemont High. Fast
Times was an off the wall but
fairly straightforward comedy.
Heathers goes beyond the comic
genre into a surreal style which
shocks the audience into
laughing harder at themselves
than a standard hollywoodish
plot could manage. Highly
recommended for the dialogue
and surprises.
The Rainbow is Ken
Russel's adaptation to D.H.
Lawrence's novel. Starting
Monday is the Richard Dreyfuss
comedy Let It Ride and the
Andrew McCarthy flick Weekend at
Bemie's. Showtimes for Heathers and The Rainbow are 7:30
and 9:30.
Satire on Falklands War and
Lastly at PACIFIC CINEMATHEQUE, a wonderful series
titled Sweet Subversion runs
Friday and Saturday. Two very
hard-hitting political satires
takes a look at the governments
of Britain and Argentina during
.he Falkland War. The early
show is The Plowman's Lunch, a
slamming criticism of the
Thatcher government as Britain
fights to win the Falkland's
The late show is the Argentine film, A Funny Dirty Little
War which bites at the government in power who brought the
country into the Malvinas
conflict and lost. Both films
make the statement of how
neither side won, and the
respective populations lost.
On Sunday and Monday, a
science fiction thriller called The
Terminal Man is playing. It
deals with a violent man who is
implanted with a computer chip
to control his emotions. Glen
Gould supplies the soundtrack.
Aficionados of Kubrick's A
Clockwork Orange might want
to check it out. Showtimes for
both shows are 7:30 and 9:30.
by Clare Linthwaite
just wanted to have a nice
.big home, some kids,
and a club." These are the
dreams of Eleanor Fagan, known
to most of us as Billie Holiday, or
"Lady Day." They do not seem so
grandiose from a woman who
performed at Carnegie Hall—but
they remained unfulfilled.
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar &
Arts Club Revue Stage
Until December 2
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar
& Grill is the story of this
persecuted black jazz singer's
life, told through the recreation
of her last public performance.
Gail Nelson undertakes the
tough role of Billie Holiday. Immediately one is inclined to
compare her voice to the voice we
hear on the records Hoiliday left
us with. However, Nelson's voice
has all the power to deliver the
intensity needed for the jazz she
sings. We are soon able to forget
that we are watching an "imitator."
Nelson effortlessly handles
the demands of what is basically
a one-person show. The only
other performer to grace the
stage is Jimmy, Billie's accompanying pianist, played by Danny
Holgate. He has few words
during the ninety minute
performance; notes seem to emit
from the piano by themselves,
evocative ofthe utter loneliness of
Holiday's situation. He cannot
share in her pain, nor can the
Anecdotes told by "Billie" between songs show us the horror of
her life: born into poverty to a
mother just barely in her teens,
raped when she was ten, made a
heroin addict by the man she
loved, persecuted because of her
skin colour.
As cliched as it sounds, it was
the music that kept Holiday
Boyfriend pressured her to the needle
going. And the production of Lady
Day enables us to understand
this. We see the woman begin to
crumple, yet we see her bounce
back by singing such tunes as
"Easy Livin'" and "Taint Nobody's
However, ultimately the
music cannot overcome the tragedy of Holiday's experiences.
There comes a point when Billie
cannot use the music to "bounce
Nelson performs the
metamorphosis from a defiant
woman to a woman destroyed,
brilliantly. Her performance
leaves us with the image of a
broken, dishevelled Lady, barely
mouthing the words to the songs
she once clung to.
Yet, despite Nelson's fine performance, there were few tears in
the audience. It is easy to sympathize, but to empathize is more
difficult. Most of us have never
experienced anything like the
horrific incidents Billie tells us
about. In "Lady Day," we do not
witness these incidents either.
They are not replayed for us as in
a Hollywood film; we are only told
about them. Thus we are always
at somewhat of a distance.
The audience is lucky. The
nature ofthe production allows us
to maintain our detachment. Nevertheless, I, for one, know that it
will not be so easy to plunk on an
old Billie Holiday album. No
longer ignorant of the pain and
injustice that made up her life, I
|will not be able to listen with such
comfortable neutrality.
Canadian forgets Canada in film
by Laura Randell
THE Omnimax theatre has
a spectacular 12,000 watt
sound system and massive screen,
reason enough to see just about
any film there. Premiering on
November 1st, the Omnimax
presents Seasons and The Dream
Is Alive.
Seasons and
The Dream is Alive
Omnimax Theatre
Science World
Opened November 1st
With the use of IMAX film,
Seasons fully explores the
dynamic audio-visual aspects of
the Omnimax theatre, encompassing the audience with Vivaldi's
musical splendour, the Four
The film is a visual adventure
through the seasons. The images
created by the photography are
splendid, drawing you into the
We watch a field of flowers
through their entire growth,
taking only seconds when filmed
with time-lapse photography.
Seasons, through computer
graphics, explains the earth-sun
relationship in an interesting
The narration is a rather ineffective part ofthe film. It is chock
full of cliches and redundant information which the audience
tunes out to concentrate on the
wonders before their eyes.
The film attempts to show the
adaptation of humans and
animals to the various seasons.
Yet, this is really only evident in
winter, when animals take on
camouflaged coats and humans
use their technological inventions
to keep warm. Overall, Seasons is
a wonderfully relaxing film,
offering us a close-up of the
beauty of nature.
The film that follows, The
Dream Is Alive, also done on
IMAX film, has been previously
viewed by vast audiences. Produced by NASA, it is a film about
space. The story takes you
through three shuttle missions
and is filmed by the astronauts
From the initial scene of
American flag-waving spectators,
we know this will be an all-
American film. The Canadian
built shuttle arm, a vital part of
the aircraft and used in a tense
scene to recapture a malfunctioning satellite, is never mentioned.
Bizarre, given the fact that the
producer/director of Seasons and
president of IMAX Film Corporation is a Canadian.
We see how the astronauts
perform daily tasks in weightlessness, eating, drinking, and
What the film lacks, and
Seasons offers, is the ability to
capture and hold the audience's
attention. They spend the entire
film referring to the U.S.'s
discovery missions for the future,
without ever mentioning the
influence of Canada.
The potential for a film about
space is abundant, but not used
very well here. With this type of
advanced film making we expect
innovation. What we are given is
a series of scenes much like those
of the Airplane movies and not
enough ofthe astronauts or space
Canadian shuttle arm had crucial role in space
November 3,1989
The Stones through
a Coleridge haze
by Bryson Young
JESUS, but this place is
HUGE! You forget just how
big it really is...60,000 folks all
stretching and pressing together,
risking almost certain mob panic
at the main gates as we all try to
get through a single doorway—
no frisking, just flash your ticket,
smile, then grope your way to
your seats—is that the stage you
can just see through the haze?
The Rolling Stones
B.C. Place
Big red security guards
prowling around the floor, scowling at strays and asking to see
ticket stubs, or lined up along
the stage front (or should I say
the front of the MOAT that
surrounds the stage) arms
crossed, muscles bulging, just
DARING someone to run to the
front. No one does. From up
here, I can see the whole floor,
everyone sitting in rows, waiting.
The lights go out—there's a
roar of biblical proportions, a
blinding flash of pyrotechnics
and the opening chords of Start
Me Up — Man, the one at the
front must be Mick, manically
jerking back and forth—yeah,
there he is on the video screen—
and Keith, which one is Keith...I
think he's—yeah, he's the one on
the right of Mick. This is great.
Those are the Rolling Stones
down there, the real fuckin'
Rolling Stones—give me the binoculars. Someday, Fm going to
tell my kids about this...
I can't take my eyes off
Jagger—down on the floor everybody's doing the same thing,
staring through their binoculars
saying "thafs Mick Jagger,
man," yeah that's him—look at
the way he moves—Christ
nobody else could fill a space this
large, nobody—I wish I could see
him a little better, see what he's
wearing and all. I hope they play
Satisfaction—I hope they play
Gimme Shelter—this is amazing!" The song ends, Mick greets
the crowd— "What did he say?
Do you hear what he said? I
couldn't make it out...?"
Sympathy for the Devil...
excellent. The stage goes red,
Mick sneers through the song—
What's the name
that tune?
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closest to the real Lucifer 111
ever get, that figure in the white
spotlight down there—what, was
it Altamont where the Hell's Angels killed that guy while the
Stones were playing this tune?
Intense. This is historic, this is
really historic—what a show.
(The chemicals start to take
effect, and I'm back in my
classical history course, listening
to the prof belabour the question
of why the Roman Empire fell,
what is decay, why do things fall
apart just when they seem to be
at their height, at their most
successful—no one can answer
the question it seems—the
metaphors are all refined, the
networks move so smoothly.)
...Hey, fuck, watch the show...!
Down on the floor, nobody
has moved—they're all standing
stock still, staring at the stage
like they're hypnotized. Up here
it's the same. Some old fat guy in
the John Deere baseball hat and
a mustache starts dancing
around on the stairs, all by
himself, yelling at the crowd-—
"Get up and dance—man what
more do you people want? Get up
and dance!" He embarrasses
everyone—we all want him to
fuck off, this ugly, fat forty-five
year old who thinks he's still
eighteen. He finally sits down
when some guy screams at him
he's blocking the fuckin' view.
Midnight Rambler...2000
Light Years From Home... Honky
Tonk Women...and two huge
blow up tarts inflate comically on
either side ofthe stage—Man,
this tune cooks...
(I'm seeing a photograph in
my head...Brian Jones floating
face down in his backyard pool,
pale and dead—it's a green, old
memory. Brian's ghost smiles
down at me from the darkness of
the roof, then he's gone.)
We got our reward... Satisfaction, Ruby Tuesday, all of
it...Jumpin' Jack Flash as an
encore—then they all line up in
the spotlight, all five and take a
bow. (Oh, there's Charlie, I didn't
even notice him before—and Bill
Wyman...) The crowd shows
some excitement—The Rolling
Stones, the real five guys, wow.
What a show. What a great
show. What an INCREDIBLE
Stephen Ouimette confronted by two eggheaded cops in Peter Metther's The Top of his Head
A world out of order
by Tina Hvitsted
* \A/E talk too much,"
V V Goethe once said.
"Don't ask me what this film
is about, you get out of it what
you get out of it," said writer-
director and cinematographer
Peter Mettler of his film The Top
of His Head.
The Top of His Head
Vancouver East Cinema
Opens Friday
His film is not based on
words. There is not one right
interpretation. It goes beyond
rationality and reason into a
surreal world of dreamlike
images, fantasies and happenings. It brings justified insight
and attention to a neglected part
of western civilization—our
inner self. In a world where we,
as human beings, drown in
information and technology, we
have to find a new meaning with
Peter Mettler suggests that we
search for the hidden
resources within ourselves if we
don't want to die as human
One of Canada's finest cine-
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and complex films I have seen
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this year.
Gus Victor, played magnificently by Stephen Ouimette, is
an ambitious young satellite dish
salesman with a prosperous future. Gus meets Lucy and falls in
love with her, but Lucy is different. She does not fit into Gus'
neatly structured and organized
Played by Toronto actress
Christie McFayden, she becomes
Gus' mysterious "beast and
beauty" fiancee. She pretends to
give birth to a monkey whose
head is deformed because of
scientific experiment, in order to
bring attention to the plight of
laboratory animals.
Before the wedding she disappears, and leaves behind a
cryptic note for Gus: "Where east
meets west—lover most solve the
riddle or die."
From that moment on Gus'
entire world starts to fall apart.
The police are chasing Lucy
for "subversive activities," and
suspect Gus of knowing where
she is. It becomes a race between
the police and Gus, as to who
will find Lucy first.
The search for Lucy brings
Gus on a disturbing journey
away from the city and into the
countryside, uniting him with
nature and his inner self.
Through fantasies and dreams
he rediscovers his long forgotten
intuition and senses, and starts
listening to and noticing the
beauty ofthe world that he has
always taken for granted.
The film's plot may be
simple but the content underneath requires a lot from the top
of our heads. The film is in
Mettler's head: "Where east
meets west," where right meets
left side ofthe brain and they
work together, and do not defeat
each other, is where the wholistic
human being is achieved.
The vanished Lucy is the
suppressed creative and intuitive
side of Gus' self; the police are
the overbearing darker forces of
the left side of his brain. Either
Gus finds the neglected Lucy or
Peter Mettler's images flow
together, into each other, finding
as many angles and point of view
as possible. The film is at times a
bit slow, but still manages to engage us in a world where dream
and reality become one and the
Leaving the cinema I felt
that I had watched the beginning
of something new and important
in the media. Not just a trend,
but new ways to approach the
cinematique experience of life.
The Top of His Head is, beyond
anything else, a genius film—a
must see.
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November 3,1989 OPINION
Send the warships home
By Tonya Zadorozny
Once again, a United States
nuclear propelled warship has
docked in ou harbour, refusing to
admit it carries around a hundred
nuclear weapons, and in violation
of the City of Vancouver decreed
nuclear weapons free zone, this is
a recurring incident, the third
time this year that an A-bomb
stacked aircraft carrier has violated our peaceful harbour.
The City of Vancouver has no
jurisdiction over the port, and
until the feds change their position Vancouver is going to continue being host to these Yankee
"guests". But those people most
effected , namely the residents of
this area are not being listened to.
If something goes wrong with
this not very trustworthy ship (It
has suffered inumerable breakdowns and fires in its thirty year
history) a worst case scenerario
could involve the irradiation and
evacuation ofthe Vancouver area.
The likelihood of so great a disaster is not high, but it would come
close to destroying the economics
ofthe province. Forwhatreasonis
the Canadian government subjecting its own citizens to such
The federal government may
consider its greater defense policy
to be of more importance than the
immediacy and locality of this issue, but the opposition to nuclear
bombs in our harbours is also
opposition to nuclear weaponry
and the arms race as a whole.
The federal government has
publicly porclaimed the country
nuclear weapons free, but continues to allow these "friendly" visits
out of fear of repurcussions from
the United States. The Canadian
governments history of external
relations has always been one of
prostration towards its southern
neighbour; always unwilling to
oppose them for any reason. Neither NORAD nor NATO require
that we give shelter to nuclear
capable vessels, and the governments policy of hiding behind the
American navy's policy of not declaring if its ships have nuclear
weapons is toai hypocracy. The
government must extend its policy
statement to cover all facets of
Canada's domain, and should totally ban all nuclear weapons
unconditionally from its domain.
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Three political opinion leaders
By Doug Harris
The efforts of Peter Gzowski
are not enough to maintain a unified Canada argued a recent editorial in The Globe and Mail. Few
Canadians would disagree, but
the fact that the idea was even
raised emphasizes Gzowski's contribution to this country. If common experiences and styles of
thought help to foster a national
identity, then Gzowski's
"Morningside" on CBC radio is
something that many thousands
of Canadians choose to have in
I strongly recommend listening
to any or all ofthe three hour show
but I want to suggest twenty minutes in particular. On Tuesdays at
9:05am, and rebroadcast at
10:05pm, Gzowski brings Stephen
Lewis, Eric Kierans, and Dalton
Camp together by telephone to
discuss current Canadian issues.
These three extremely knowledgeable and well spoken Canadians
with somewhat divergent views of
the country argue and discuss
politics  under  the  guidance  of
Gzowski's charm.
By way of introduction for the
uninitiated listener, here is a brief
background ofthe three guests.
Stephen Lewis represents an
element ofthe Canadian left. As a
member  of the  NDP,  he  was
elected to the Ontario Legislature
in 1963 and became the Provincial
Party leaderin 1970. He remained
leader until 1978. In 1984 Prime
Minister Mulroney appointed him
as Canada's Ambassador to the
United Nations. Lewis' four year
term at the U.N. has been widely
acclaimed as a superb effort in
international politics.
Eric Kierans is the most senior of
the group and he has a full academic, business and political
background. A professor in commerce at McGill from 1953, in
1960 Kierans left the University to
become the President ofthe Montreal Stock Exchange. In 1963 he
was elected to Quebec's National
Assembly and became a cabinet
minister in the Liberal government. In 1968 he was elected to the
House of Commons, but resigned
in 1971 and returned to teach at
McGill. He has remained active as
a political consultant and advisor.
Dalton Camp has been active in
Conservative Party since the early
1960's but he has never been an
elected representative in provincial or federal politics. From 1964-
1969 he was the Party President
and led the movement to remove
John Diefenbaker as leader. Since
then he has served as an advisor, a
strategist, and a consultant to successive PC leaders. He has been
exceedingly influential in the political backrooms and he is now the
Senior Party Advisor to the Cabinet, Privy Council Office.
These three astute political
commentators and Gzowski's
unquestionable charm provide
twenty minutes each week of superb political discussion. I do not
imagine CiTR would object if for a
few minutes each week you left the
FM dial and tuned in to 690 AM.
Do not be surprised if, after listening to "Morningside," you join the
ranks of Peter Gzowski admirers.
GVRD protects our water
by Dave Christie
On October 6,1989 the Ubyssey ran
an article by Tonya Zadorozny thai we
should all be concerned about. The article
addressed logging practices by theGVRDin
our local watersheds. Zadorozny said that
we should be worried about the GVRD
"wrecking our water". What we should really
be worried about is the that the Ubyssey or
any form of media would run an article so full
ol exaggerations and unfounded accusations without first checking it for factual content. The real scare here is that this type of
irresponsible journalism is common in our
media today. Readers are urged to consider
this and to question anything presented to
them by our press. Listed below are some
facts about the GVRD that will hopefully
repair some of the damage caused by
Zadorozn/s article.
First, Zadorozny refered to the
GVRD's management and working plan #4.
She would have us believe that management and working plan #4 is some dark, evil
strategy brewed up by the GVRD and designed to poison residents of the lower
mainland. In fact, the plan has been in place
forsometimeand is revised every 4-5 years,
1989 being one of these times. In this year's
revision the total timber harvest is actually
being decreased. The GVRD is the only
organization in the Vacouver Forest region
which is doing this.
Second, an old growth forest is not ne-
cesarily any "cleaner" than a young forest or
even an open area. Old growth forests have
their own share of "microrganisms,
amoebas" and the like. Zadorozny makes a
comparison with water quality in Sas
katchewan. Readers should take it as an
insult that she thinks we have not noticed the
imense geographical, topographical, and
hydrological differences between Saskatchewan and British Columbia's Lower
Third, there are no "massive clearcuts*
in our watersheds. The average opening
size is only 8.2 ha (hectare) with the largest
being less than 20 ha (1 ha = 2.47 acres).
Typical coastal clearcuts are 50 to 100 ha
with some larger than 200 ha. Since 1961
the GVRD's average annual cut (all watersheds combined) is only 132.2 ha and has
remained relatively constant.
Fourth, the GVRD is not "cutting down
all of the trees". Sixty-two per cent of the
forests are in a reserve protected from logging. Of the other thirty-eight per cent only
6.4% of that has been logged or only 0.2%
per year. At this rate it will take the GVRD
500 years to log this portion of the watershed. That means there will be some very
old trees in the logging areas. A typical
logging rotation for other logging organizations is in the neighborhood of 80 years.
Fifth, the logging was not started "to kill
a few bugs". The Balsam Woolly aphid was
killing trees thus creating a fire hazard.
Dead, dry trees burn much better than live
green trees. A massive fire in one of the watersheds could create incredble problems
for our water quality. Related to this is the
fact that the present road systems in the
watersheds allowed the GVRD to respond
quickly to the seven lightning strikes this
year that could have caused large fires.
If you are still concerned, here is a list of
practices undertaken by the GVRD to ensure our water quality:
- no cross-stream yarding to prevent stream
disturbance and soil erosion.
- small opening sizes (see above).
- metal banding on the butts of old, rotting
cedar trees to minimize shattering when
they are felled. This improves recovery and
reduces the need for slashburning (large
amounts of cedar slash pose a potential fire
hazard that is best eliminated by controled
- there is an education program for all personnel as to the proper conduct while on
watersheds and the proper use of sanitary
- all machine oil and fluid changes are performed in such a way so as that there is none
spilled on the ground.
- roadsides and unstable areas are grass
seeded to prevent erosion.
- and more...
So if all the information presented
above is true then why would Zadorozny
write an article such as she did? Zadorozny
is a representative of the Western Canadian
Wilderness Comittee (WCWC), agroupthat
has a tendancy to use the media to stretch
the truth (or outright ignore it) in an attempt
to manipulate thepublic's opinion. There are
fine, reputable environmental organizations
in B.C. but the WCWC is not one of them.
Instead of criticizing an organization
like the GVRD we should use their exemplary practices as a yardstick for the way
other less responsble organizations are
logging in British Columbia. Let's lay criticism where criticism is due. There are much
better things we can accomplish with our
time and efforts.
November 3,1989
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What the fuck is the appeal of a Stones concert?
The Rolling Stones' tour and their subsequent arrival
in Vancouver made a bigger dent in news coverage
and coffee-break conversation than the recent earthquake in San Francisco. One hundred thousand
people paid around forty bucks each to see "England's
Oldest Hitmakers." No music is that good, especially
when you can turn on a "Classic Rock" station and
hear it for free.
Yeah, yeah, you get to see them. If your seats are
good. What do they do? Well, about the same thing
they do in heavy rotation on Muck Music. No, it's the
event, right? It's just being there. You can tell your
grandkids you saw the Stones live. Let us hope to God
that our grandkids won't give a fuck who the Stones
were or whether you saw them or not. Hopefully,
they'll have their own music, and Classic Rock will
mean about as much to them as The Glenn Miller
Orchestra does to their us. And if they do know who
they are, they'll be disgusted by the band's middle-
aged jerk-off macho posturing, exemplified by the
brutally stupid lyrics in songs like Under My Thumb
and frighteningly dehumanising props, such as the
fabulous inflatable Honky Tonk Women.
Hopefully, this strange and scary cultural necrophilia will die with the cultural dictatorship of the
baby boomers, who put it on the front page of The Sun
two days in a row as the climax of a three-month
coverage glut that should have read "Special Advertising Feature."
Besides, what are you going to tell your
grandkids when they ask, "What did you do at the
concert, grampa/grandma?" If you're like most ofthe
people who attended, you can say "Well kids, I "looked
transfixed.' T stood absolutely still, binoculars glued
to my face."' That's how the good old "Sun" described
people at Wednesday's concert. You know, there are
other species of animals that exhibit those kinds of
behavioural traits. They are called sheep. They are
called cows. Most people consider these animals to be
reeeeaaal stupid. We make jackets out of them.
Is that what rock and roll (rock an' roll? Rock 'n'
roll? Rock? 'N'?) always was? Was it always just a
symptom of most peoples' mindless need to follow?
Who knows? Maybe a coming-together of a community in an industrial strength carnival of wild abandon is a positive thing, but there was no such thing at
B.C. Place, according to most accounts. It sounded
more like a torpid awe-session than a joyous release
of tension. It's really painful to think about. Rock and
roll at its best can grab you by something vital and not
let go for a good three minutes. But most people who
opted to go the Stones concerts didn't even have the
passion to dance to the music. What was the point?
November 3,1989
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FROM: Dr. Chung Wong, Mad Scientist, Tundra Inc.
SUBJECT: Research into interaction of lower lile forms.
The research subjects were; #1, Joe Altwasser (slightly male), #2, Franka
Cordua von Specht (female, very female), and the cat Rick Hiebert (neuter).
The object was to find the preferred location of the cat to subject #1 and #2.
This was complicated by the intrusion of other life forms such as Steve Conrad who
wished to lick #2's toes and Keith Leung. We are not quite sure what Keith wanted.
My assistant, Roger Kanno, was slightly distracted by the need to continue working
on the experiment involving the grafting of Luis Piedmont's head onto the ugly scar
left on Geoff Berner's shoulders after we forgot to feed Dale Fallon for a week. As a
result we did not notice when Joanne Neilson and Heather McCartney burst in and
dragged Dan Andrews away kicking and screaming something about 'No,
NOCOOOIII Not SUB 241K agaiiinnnnnnnn!!!" We decided to drop our current
experiment since the cal had been killed and roasted by #1 and we were bored. On
the way out we threw #2 a stick of lip balm for her feet and went in search of the
mysterious terror of SUB 241k.
The first thing we observed was two entities, Laura ? and Tina ?? attempting
to count the whiskers on Svetozar Kontic's chin. This was difficult since they were
constantly distracted by what Evan Jones and Clare Linthwaite were doing in the
corner. We can not descrbewhat we saw since Patrica Edwards stole our pencils and
rammed them up Micheal Gazetas' nose who responded by folding up Nadene
Rehnby and stuffing her down Mandel Ngan'sthroat. Steve Chien was examining May
Wong's tonsils for signs il Ted Awesome had left any damage.
Mike Laanala was overheard taking to his mother about sex and stated that
whileErnieSeltzermigfrtbeakrauthedidnlhavearingforhim. HaoLiturnedthrough
a billionth of a degree and vanished behind a water molecule. A nasty little bug from
who knows where care scurrying out crooning "Olivia, Olivia." So there!
Joe Altwasser •  Franka Cordua-von Specht
Keith Leung •  Nadene Rehnby • Chung Wong
kittens in head
is not mice
I was recently sent a
Penthouse magazine article, "Shooting Cats", November 1989, exposing U.S.
Army experiments at Louisiana State University
(LSU) in which cats are shot
in the head to study the already known effects of bullet wounds on the brain.
The military vivisectors are
rediscovering the obvious:
the cats will stop breathing.
The U.S. military, through
the U.S. Air Force, funds
part of Max Cynader's scientifically-fallacious, sight-
deprivation experiments on
220 kittens and cats each
year at the Vancouver General Hospital "Eye Care"
Although Penthouse is
not considered a credible
publication in most literary
circles, it is evident that the
journalist and the 18 doctors who deplore the LSU
experiments are knowledgeable about the differences between cats and
people. The anatomical and
biological differences make
both the LSU and UBC cat
experiments worthless.
It is time that UBC vivisectors in their sanctum
sanctorum stop censoring
independent organizations,
such as Lifeforce, from
monitoring research procedures and practises. We are
enclosing 265 more postcards. More than 7,634
people support Lifeforce
and our campaign to stop
the vivisectors' vain attempt to find cures and
treatments for human eye
disorders such as amblyo-
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pia. Will you stop the scientific fraud of blinding kittens and cats?
Peter Hamilton
Director Lifeforce
The last Kurt
letter, for now
In his 'perspective' in
the October 6/89 UBYSSEY
Kurt Preinsperg analyzed
love by the following: "Both
men and women carry inside them a pair of scales on
which they weigh their love
for another person against
the opportunity costs of the
relationship - and the only
real difference between men
and women is how they assess these costs."
That may be the feelings Kurt has about love but
I don't really think anyone
else is that shallow. I doubt
really if Kurt is either. I
think he may have been
reading some paper on utilitarianism just before he
wrote that perspective and
in a 'rage of rationalism'
tried to analyze love into a
constant weighing-out of
pro's and con's.
In some ways I regret
that love is not that rational,
but I think again and realise
that it is because it is so
irrational, unpredictable,
and overwhelming that
makes it interesting.
I don't think love is as
shallow as Kurt makes it out
to be. Ihopeitisn't. Itwould
be less worth while if it was.
You, Kurt, may be an
'entrepreneur of love' constantly weighing the costs
and befefits of a commitment, but the rest of us are
not quite that irrational.
Leo Paquin
Philosophy 3
Thanks a lot
In your Oct.24th issue,
Keith Kennedy quoted me
as saying that the role ofthe
AMS during elections is "to
ensure a fair and just election giving equal representation to all candidates and
issues." In fact, I said that
this is the function of the
Student Administrative
Commission (S.A.C.) NOT
the A.M.S. S.A.C. is the
"civil service of (the Alma
Mater Society)...impartial
and neutral" and A.M.S.
Students' Council is the
students government.
Oddly, this is a distinction
that many students have
not yet been able to make.
Nothing personal,
Keith, I just don't like being
misquoted. And, while I
expect it from The Ubyssey,
I would have thought a
fourth year Arts student
would take the time to proof
his own writing AND get his
facts straight.
Thrasso Petras
Student Administrative
Yah right!
This is in reference to
Anthon Pang's letter in
which he oh-so-eloquently
makes S.A.C. (Student
Administration Commission) out to be a "Society
Against Clubs". (Brilliant.
How long did it take you to
make that one up Anthon?)
It just so happens that a
suspension is not a deconsti-
tution. Suspension only
means that they cannot
book rooms for a set period of
time, nothing else. We are
not   eliminating   clubs   or
taking over their assets (i.e.
"FUNDS"). Further, suspensions can be revoked
upon a satisfactory appeal
from the club's representatives.
The reasons for booking
suspensions are two: first,
when a club books space
(especially during prime
times) and does not bother
to show up as well as not
being courteous enough to
cancel then they are depriving other (more conscientious) clubs of that space;
secondly, it takes the Proctor hours to set up hundreds
of chairs and tables in these
rooms and if the clubs don't
show, it is a waste of the
Proctor's time and student's
As far as AMS elections
coming up, Anthon old
chum, I think you should
know that S.A.C. is a neutral bureaucratic body appointed by a Selections
Committee of Students'
Council. Deal with it.
Thrasso Petras
Student Administrative
We will
run your
letters ...
We just
have a
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We need a petition
The environment is a hot topic
worldwide. Natural resources are
diminishing, rain forests are disappearing, landfills are expanding, and pollution is increasing.
Although these are global problems, we, as individuals, can help
to solve this abuse of our earth. We
must change our lifestyles. We
have become a disposable society.
Yes, plastic is convenient, useful
and inexpensive, but it is not biodegradable, or recyclable.
On campus, almost every food
outlet uses plastic bags, plastic
wrap, plastic plates, plastic
straws, plastic cups, and plastic
cutlery. As an educational institution, U.B.C. should be setting an
example. We must make a commitment to save our environment
and demand the use of only recyclable containers and products.
A petition signed by the students and faculty and sent to the
Director of Food Services would
certainly create public awareness.
Robin Parr
It wasn't me!
I'd like to respond to the recent perspective by Allison Whitlow, which talks about a certain
female AUS "troublemaker" who
is behind the "plot" and supposedly running for the AMS Presidency. If that was referring to
me...not guilty. I had nothing to do
with the petition to oust Johanna.
I was in the hospital recovering
from surgery. Thank you for letting me clear up the facts.
Joanna Harrington
Arts 4
Racism should be
Re: The controversy surrounding
the Hong Kong immigrants.
There are racist attitudes on both
sides that must be dealt with.
Canadians should be helping
these new immigrants adjust to
the Canadian way of life and the
immigrants should make an effort
to socialize with persons of other
races. No country is free from the
menace of racism and there is no
such thing as Utopia, but making
an effort to combat racism makes
all the difference.
L. Cleven
Arts 2
We need a
recycling program
The signs are posted everywhere: "Recycle!" they say. Slogans encouraging action to save
the environment have become a
commonplace appeal. The feature
article in the October 11 issue of
the Ubyssey, "UBC program tackles waste problem", proves that
this university is indeed jumping
on the recycling bandwagon.
Well...GREAT! Its about time.
Student awareness of recyclable
materials such as newspaper,
cans and glass needs to be raised.
But a problem has already
While signs and media trum-
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pet the cause of environmental
conservation and sound the call to
recycle our garbage, the polite
questions of "How?" and "Where?"
strike a dumb note. What good is
a colourful campaign asking students to recycle if they don't know
where to dump their pop cans after
lunch? Seperate and visible disposal containers for paper and
cans at locations where garbage
bins are already in place is one
suggestion. Such an effort, at least
in the area of the Student Union
Building, would be a reasonable
starting point for more comprehensive recycling programs in the
L.E. Mitchell
Arts 4
Keep UBC pretty
Professor Christopher Friedrichs is peeved (The Ubyssey, Oct.
20) by the impending destruction
of the garden northwest of the library. So what if it represents the
best of civilisation? Such excrescences are irrelevant. We can
build a new one—it takes only fifty
years. So what if that is the only
European hornbeam between
here and Stanley Park? Besides,
the replacement is billed as an
aesthetically pleasing piece of
concrete. Neanderthals. I detour
Main Mall to avoid confronting the
issue. I'm so peeved I could puke.
Opposite the McMillan build-
ingis another death notice, for two
fine English oaks—Computer
Research building. Wesbrook and
16th is another place to avoid.
Build anywhere else. On
parking lots, for instance. What's
wrong with the construction of
mega-storey parking garages—at
16th and Blanca, 4th and Blanca,
and 41st and Marine—and free
shuttle buses?
John Worral
Forest Sciences
Having read the article in Oct
24/89 The Ubyssey called "Ethnic
groups demand change", I really
had to put pen to paper. York
University's Osgoode Hall Law
School has been forced to acknowledge sexual discrimination and
make allowances for "equality issues at Osgoode." But they've
been compelled to go further. The
ending of discrimination against
women must be matched by that
redress discrimination against all
other "minority groups". Don't get
me wrong, I recognized discrimination in its coat of many colours,
but I want to insist that the deepest discrimination is against
women. And here is another instance of glossing over this most
persistent insult to the concept of
universal humanity.
If Osgoode hall is to let women
have equality then they must also
admit equal opportunity to all
other disinfranchised peoples.
Once again, women—the largest
minority ever to exist—is being
grouped with the "others" rather
than being addressed frankly and
in a manner that at least has a
hope of redress. Yes, we are part of
the "broader context of equality"—
we are it!
I can see it now, all the shades
of the rainbow dressed in graduation gowns at Osgoode Hall, with
the token women—too! But, I
suspect, that even if every minority in the world is proportionally
represented, women will not—of
course, because they have something else to do.
R. Mcleod
.Arts 4
Ken Armstrong's letter of Oct.
24 (admin, is ignoring us) causd
me to do some wondering of my
own. Why would someone who
was such a strong supporter ofthe
Tim Bird Facility (RecFac), be
worried about the U.B.C. administration placing signs on Mclnnis
field proclaiming it as the future
site of RecFac?
Perhaps my good friend has
seen how upset students have
become and has jumped the political "fast-lane" of opposing RecFac.
Nice feet of clay!
Shane M. Kennedy
Franka is
Congratulations on the fine
article by Franka Cordua-von
Specht, Paradise Lost, and your
accompanying editorial. Your
service in drawing attention to the
scandalous and inhumane situation of these Vietnamese refugees is much appreciated.
Fifty years ago, Canada refused to take in Jewish refugees
from Nazi Germany. The slogan
then was: "None is too many".
Today, we have allegedly a more
generous policy; indeed it is ironic
that, in the same week as the
Federal Government announced
its desire to increase immigration
levels in 1990, the plight of these
unfortunate Vietnamese should
continue to be down-played, and
their possible contribution to
Canada ingored. This would seem
to show that our sympathies are
still lop-sided and anti-Asian. Ten
years after the first Vietnamese
boat people arrived in Vancouver,
we are still only willing to take a
handful more. As you rightly say,
we are allowing ourselves to become accomplices of the government's failure to act.
As a past president of the
Vancouver Refugee Council, I can
tell you that there are now agencies which are lobbying the government to get its priorities right.
We are glad to have your support
in this effort. Keep up the good
John S. Conway
Oooops ....
Aside from the fact that we
mislaid Randy Grahn's
"perspective" and thereby
printed it late, we even
misspelled his name (The
Ubyssey, Oct. 31). Mea culpa
The Ubyssey letters
Well, he reads the paper.
by Mike Laanela
It is not journalistic style to reply to criticism of an article, but
in the case of your letter, President Strangway, concerning my
article on UBC's Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility I feel it is
appropriate. In it you raise a point not dealt with throughly in the
article; the role ofthe President in this program.
While a president cannot reasonably be expected to know
about everything going on in his administration, we can expect
that she or he would be knowledgeable about key areas. Furthermore, the degree of knowledge in specific areas, or lack of knowledge, would be indicative of what areas the president considered
The ecological environment should be one such important
area. As expressed in the article the university should be fufilling
a leadership role in this area. Public concern demands it.
Your letter states I unfairly represented your opinion on
SERF's recycling program. However, your admitted lack of
knowledge about recycling on campus, previous to your reading of
my article, is more concrete a position than could ever be verbalized. By knowing nothing you declare a lack of interest, and
implicitly deny the issue's importance.
Furthermore, the lack of initiative in setting up or even
considering a recycling program by the President's Office only
tightens the noose you have tied for yourself. So your defence that
you   did   not , , know of the
cling Program
cent    Grant
Goods Recy-
run by Vin-
and   there
fore had no views on it does not wash. You should have cared. You
should have found out.
Your closing statement that you would fully endorse
programs that are BOTH environmental sensitive and show cost
savings is a strip-mine of dead-give-aways. What was pointed out
in the article was just that, that you would go no farther. Your
letter clearly backs this up.
This points to a larger issue: the role of our university. My
understanding, and I hope yours, is that universities are supposed to be leaders, providing innovative ideas and solutions for
contemporary problems, reevaluating old procedures and looking
ahead for potential problems.
Considering this, the university adminstration should take
into account the changing attitudes of Canadian and international society toward the ecological environment and our abuse of
it. UBC, under your guidance, could be a leader in this relatively
new and rapidly expanding area.
An inference that I did make in the article was that UBC
should be spending money, or even operating at a loss, on
recycling projects. What a growing number of people are realizing, thanks to the efforts of environmental groups such as the
Green Party, is that protection ofthe environment is going to cost
us money, time and productivity. That economists are still struggling to work this into profit maximization theory should not
prevent UBC from starting.
But under the guidelines of your Mission Statement UBC is
only hoping to become "a world class university". I think we can
do better than that. Status quo thinking has got us where we are
and it is not good enough. Your lack of perception in grasping the
importance of this issue, while blindly continuing forward with an
increasingly dangerous mindframe frightens me. The world is on
a megaproject highway to desolation and all you want is the
driver's seat.
In the future I hope that you can take time out from your busy
schedule courting corporate investment to take a more active
concern in the interests of the university community, and that
when you learn about these issues it won't be from a second hand
source but by your own initiative, motivated by real concern.
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November 3,1989
T-Birds shellac Clansmen
by Franka Cordua-von Specht
With a minute remaining in
the basketball game, and SFU
pressing desperately for points,
UBC's Dave Williscroft, deep in
the SFU court found himself alone
and on the receiving end of a long
pass. He made no mistake smashing the ball through the hoop—a
slam dunk.
It was this display of confidence that was typical of the
Thunderbirds who played with
poise against their distraught
cross-town rivals, who were forced
to play a catch-up game from the
opening whistle.
A loudmouthed crowd of approximately 2,500 watched as the
UBC men's team walked away
with a comfortable 110-91 victory
in the 16th annual Buchanan
Classic held at SFU on Halloween.
The UBC win narrows the margin
of the Classic's record to 9-6-1 in
SFU's favour.
Leading 30-13 midway
through the first half,-the Thunderbirds kept the Clansmen off-
guard with an intense and diverse
attack that successfully penetrated the Clansmen's inexperienced defense. Passes were crisp
and clever. Baskets were plentiful.
But momentum shifted in the
Clansmen's favour late in the first
half. The Thunderbird scoring
touch seemed out of sync while
Clansman Russ Field succeeded
with a string of three-pointers,
helping his team close the gap to
51-39 at halftime.
"We didn't ride them (the
momentum changes) all the way,"
said Clansman Alan Rienstra,
6'8", one of only two seniors on the
SFU team this year.
Though at times the game
unfolded into a free-wheeling,
exciting match, for the most part,
the momentum was broken up by
frequent sharp blasts from the
The whistle-happy referee
also targeted two of UBC's "big
men"—forwards Mike Clarke,
6'8", and Jason Leslie, 6'6"—and
they rested on the bench for most
of the game.
The loss of Clarke and Leslie
could have proven perilous but
didn't because as T-bird captain Al
Lalonde, pointed out, "our bench
played really well."
One such standout, according
to UBC head coach Bruce Enns,
was forward Jeff Strother who
collected 22 points, second only to
J.D. Jackson's 25 points.
Missed opportunites on the
free throw line—SFU's free throw
percentage was 54 percent, UBC's
was 83 percent—as well as turnovers—33—greatly weakened the
SFU attack.
"We didn't protect the ball
very well," said Rienstra, a history
Nearing the final minutes of
play, the game became progressively scrappier as the Clansmen's
frustration mounted. Their aggressive play sent the blue-shirted
T-birds sprawling on the court,
bowled over, and even elbowed.
But Enns did not see the
roughness as bordering on unsportsmanlike, "When a team gets
behind, they take certain measures. They (SFU) weren't trying to
be dirty but were trying to get us to
make mistakes."
The T-birds, however, kept
their calm and walked away with
the Buchanan Cup, winners.
The UBC women's basketball
team, playing for the inaugural
Barb Rae (SFU's current chancellor) Cup, did not fare as well as the
men, losing 80-58 to SFU on Halloween.
T-bird Tessa Valg led the
UBC team with 15 points.
One telling statistic for their
defeat is the field goal percentage—SFU at 64 percent was well
ahead of UBC's 37 percent.
T-Bird guard Brian Tait orchestrates play.
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Friday's Sports
T-bird Hatchings
Nov 4th
Women's and men's crosscountry CIAU championships at Wolfson Fields, 1:30
and 2:00 respectively.
Football vs University of Saskatchewan, Canada West
playoffs on TSN at 12:00p.m.
Men's soccer and women's
soccer vs University of Lethbridge, at OJ Todd Fields,
Rugby vs Meralomas at Connaught Field, 2:30p.m.
Junior varsity men's basketball vs Capilano College
at War Memorial, 3:00p.m.
T-Bird awards
Three Thunderbirds
were selected from the UBC
football team as Canada
West all-stars this week:
running back Jim Stewart,
offensive tackle John Kadla,
tight end Tom Vlasic.
Stewart was also nominated the West's candidate
for the Hee Crighton award,
the most outstanding player
of the nation award.
Former UBC quarterback Jordan Gagner won
the honour in 1987.
Lutheran Campus Centre
(Comer ol Wesbrook and University)
Sponsored by
United Church Campus Ministry
at UBC
St. Anselm's Anglican Church
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The University of British Columbia
Frederic Wood Theatre
• • • presents • • •
She Stoops to Conquer
by Oliver Goldsmith
A Comedy of Exceedingly
Bad Manners
Directed by Kevin Orr
November 15 -25
Special Wednesday
Preview - Nov 15
2 for the price
of 1 Regular Admission
Curtain : 8 pm
Matinees: Friday, Nov. 17
Thursday, Nov. 23  12:30 PM
Box Office •  Frederic Wood
Theatre  •  Room 207
Support Your Campus Theatre
November 3,1989


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