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The Ubyssey Oct 17, 1974

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By JAKE van der KAMP
UBC residences are now
covered by the Landlord
and Tenant Act, provincial
rentalsman Barrie Clark
announced Wednesday.
Clark told The Ubyssey
he will disregard a section
in the Landlord and
Tenant Act which exempts
from the act accommodation considered
licensed under common
Residences fall in this category
because there are rules restricting
students accepted for accommodation, he said.
Clark said he decided to claim
jurisdiction over all rental accommodation in B.C. after consultation with his lawyers.
He said his  decision  will   be
changed only if it is challenged and
overruled in court.
The decision followed protests
from tenants of downtown hotels
where rents were raised above the
eight per cent rental increase limit
after landlords decided they were
exempted from the act under the
licensed accommodation  section.
Bruce Eriksen of the Downtown
East Side Residents Association
charged Oct. 10 that rents in some
east side hotels were being raised
by as much as 130 per cent.
Pickets also appeared Saturday
in front of Clark's office at 525
Seymour charging that he was
seeking a substantial increase in
the eight per cent limit.
Housing director Leslie
Rohringer refused to comment on
Clark's decision.
He said he will wait for an announcement from Clark and said
any comment would be useless
"because you people (The
Ubyssey) put in whatever you want
Alma Mater Society president
Gordon Blankstein said he would
have favored direct negotiation as
a   means   of   working   out   an
agreement with the administration
on rules in residence.
Blankstein said he does not
oppose any provisions of the act
but said he fears the administration may now take a hardline "landlord" attitude towards
students in residence.
"I hope it doesn't happen but it
could," he said.
Student housing committee
chairman Stefan Mochnacki said
Clark's decision "opens new opportunities for students to shape
their own lives in residence."
Mochnacki said the committee
Vol. LVI, No. 16       VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1974
48       228-2301
INDIAN SUMMER  isn't supposed to last long enough to interfere
with mid-term exams and essays. But this year's belated summer has
—marise savaria photo
meant that very little studying is being done during the day while
students congregate on SUB grass for lunch or just to idle the time.
Appointees to become students
Most of the newly appointed
members of the B.C. Universities
Council said Wednesday they are
eager to learn about the new job
and bring their own expertise to
council business.
The members were chosen at a
cabinet meeting last Thursday
after nominations were solicited by
education minister Eileen Dailly
from the UBC Alumni Association;
the Canadian Labor Congress and
other interested groups.
Most appointees contacted by
The Ubyssey Wednesday said they
are unsure of their new duties and
don't want to express ideas until
the first council meeting held is
held in two or three weeks.
The council, set up under the new
Universities Act proclaimed by
the government last summer,
coordinates university develop
ment in B.C. and acts as an intermediary between the provincial
government and the three public
Appointees were chosen to
represent different geographical
areas and occupational groups.
Bob Schlosser, secretary-
treasurer of the IWA Western
Canada regional council said:
"Labor should have some involvement in education.
"I think everyone should improve education and get the best
education they can. The door
should be open to lower income
people," he said.
Schlosser said he won't express
concrete ideas until on the job and
until he knows more about the
council and the act. "This is
something that's going to be
educational for me," he said.
Alex Hart, senior vice-president
of the Canadian National Railway,
said he will bring useful business
skills and experiences to the
"What I bring to this matter is
business judgment and knowledge
of cost-effectiveness," he said.
The council is responsible for
approving and recommending
university budgets to the
provincial government.
Hart said he doesn't know much
about universities, the job or the
people he will work with.
"My knowledge of universities is
that I've gone to university," he
Rita MacDonald, a member of
the provincial royal commission on
family and childrens law, said she
wants to bring a woman's
viewpoint to the council.
"The Status of Women Council
might have some interesting things
to say  about universities,"   she
She said she wants to talk to
community and university representatives in the weeks ahead. "I
want to meet with people who are
more familiar with university
structures and methods than
Bernard Gilley said in Victoria
he was probably chosen because of
his experience as superintendent of
education for the Northwest
Territories. Hesaidhe couldn't say
much about his attitudes to B.C.
education because he has been
"out of touch" in the north for
about 10 years.
Frank    Walden,    a    former
president     of     UBC     Alumni
Association,   said  he   thinks   the
council's long  range  planning
See page 8: DROP
will continue discussions on
residence rules with students
living in residence and will report
back to AMS council in compliance
with directives given by council
Oct. 3.
He said students in residence will
be asked what kind of residence
management agreement they
The Landlord and Tenant Act
will not restrict negotiation with
the university on this issue, he
Students council acted to seek
implementation of the act in
residences after five students were
evicted from their rooms in Gage
Towers Sept. 13 after guests at
their party allegedly threw beer
bottles over a balcony.
The students charged they had
done their best to control the
behavior of their guests and said
they were evicted after an improper hearing.
An agreement between
Rohringer and Blankstein on rules
for evicting students in residence
was rejected by council Oct. 3 after
council members decided approval
might compromise their attempts
to implement the Landlord and
Tenant Act in residence.
The agreement called for 30 days
See page 2: ACT
Alma Mater Society council
Wednesday blasted through its
budget in nothing short of record
time with budget approval coming
after only 1-1/2 hours of debate.
Council passed the $175,020
discretionary budget with no
important amendments.
Budget highlights include:
• Grants to undergraduate
societies totalling $10,725, with a
basic $300 grant to each society and
30 cents each for the first 1,000
students and 15 cents each for
every student thereafter.
• $73,450 in administration costs.
• and a $36,662 grant allowing
The Ubyssey to publish three times
Council also voted to censure
AMS president Gordie Blankstein
during the meeting.
The motion, from arts undergraduate society rep Gerald
deMontigny, censured Blankstein
for allocating $200 in AMS funds for
use in administering the Careers
'74 plan.
The government-sponsored plan
paid students for work at the
. university during the summer.
Blankstein had earlier assured
council the program was not
connected to the AMS.
Grad rep Stefan Mocknachi said
that is the grant had nothing to do
with the AMS then council should
not be expected to ratify $200 in
expenditures for the grant.
. Council agreed and voted to take
the $200 away from Careers '74 and
giving it to conference grants.
During the evening council also
ratified four students court
The three reps nominated by the
law students association were Rob
McDermid, law 3, Ian Aikenhead,
law 3, and Hermen Skidmann, law
3. All were ratified by council.
Grad rep Dave Fuller,
nominated by council was also
Blankstein said after
the meeting he does not like the
choice but can do nothing about it
since council had chosen Fuller.
AMS vice-president Rob Smith
said also he is concerned about a
conflict of interest in Fuller's case.
Court will meet to consider the
proposed  pool  referendum.   And
See page 2: POOL Page 2
Thursday, October 17, 1974
In silencing radicals
S. uses 'show trials'
WINNIPEG (CUP) — The power
structure of America which is
intent on maintaining the U.S.
status quo has gone to extremes in
its attempts to muffle dissent.
Rather than dispatching an
assassin to kill radical leaders,
they have, through illegitimate use
of the courts, sought to eliminate
radical movements.
These charges were part of a
sometimes scathing presentation
by radical American lawyer
William Kunstler speaking
recently at the University of
Kunstler has defended such
figures as black activist Angela
Davis, the Chicago Seven, Daniel
Berrigan and most recently the
participants of the occupation of
Wounded Knee.
Kunstler perceives the purpose
of these "show trials" to be
threefold: to imprison leaders, to
terrorize followers and to solidify
public opinion behind power
structures by legitimizing them
through the courts. '
Drawing a parallel between
modern day activists  and Jesus
Act rights outlined
From page 1
notice to tenants except on second
offense in which case a  24-hour
notice could be given.
It stipulated that evicted
students could appeal to students
court and that only committees of
students in residence could
recommend eviction.
The Landlord and Tenant Act
proclaimed Oct. 1, provides that:
• the landlord must post a copy
of the act or a summary which he
has written and is approved by the
rentalsman in the premises for the
use of all tenants;
c the landlord may not
discontinue services which he
normally provides;
e the rentalsman may order
tenants out,on short notice if they
are disturbing other tenants or
causing   extraordinary   damage;
e rent may not be increased
during the first year or tenancy
and three months notice of an
increase is required after the year
has expired;
e services which are provided by
landlords are paid for through rent
and discontinuing of such a service
is a rent increase:
d the landlord may increase rent
if the premises rented are occupied
by more people than was agreed on
at the time of renting.
o the landlord is responsible for
maintaining the premises in good
repair and decoration;
o the rentalsman may order
tenants to pay rent to him to be
used for payment of services if the
landlord has failed to provide the
LONDON (CUPI) — An over-
whelming 71 per cent of Britons do
not believe in God.
A poll of 1,093 persons was
conducted by the opinion research
centre for a religious program
aired by the British Broadcasting
It was described as the first
major survey of religious beliefs of
Britons since 1963 and shows the
numbers of disbelievers has risen
by nine per cent in the 11 year
Christ, Kunstler suggested there
has been little change in the legal
system in 20 centuries. Courts are
still using trumped-up charges,
false evidence and perjuring
witnesses, he said.
Deceit and perjury are the
modus operandi of a corrupt and
decadent power structure, he said,
citing presidential examples from
Eisenhower through Gerald Ford.
Kunstler suggested his most
recent clients, the American Indian Movement (AIM), faced court
charges because they challenged
the status quo.
Their acquittal was due to the
prosecution's false case. The
prosecution had tampered with
witnesses and refused to allow the
jury to define the case, Kunstler
said. This would have forced
another trial tying up the defendents even longer without convicting them of anything.
Kunstler said he was deeply
moved by his association with
AIM. He saw a nation robbed of its
pride and the spiritualism of its
ancestors rise up at Wounded Knee
"with a willingness to die for a
The lawyer then referred
his audience to the words of a
Sioux holy man, Black Elk, who
had witnessed the massacre at
Wounded Knee in 1890. These
words, he said, are still the rule for
the Indian and possibly all men.
The court victory, Kunstler
thinks, has produced a glimmer of
hope for AIM and all people of
principle. This victory is still the
exception, according to Kunstler.
"I did not know how much was
ended. When I look back from the
hill of my old age I can still see
butchered women and children
lying heaped and scattered all
along the crooked gulch as plain as
when I saw them with eyes still
young. And I can see something
else died there in the bloody mud
and was buried in the blizzard. A
people's dream died there. It was a
beautiful dream . . . the nations
hope is broken and scattered.
There is no centre any longer and
the sacred tree is dead."
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From page 1
Smith said Fuller's avowed support for the referendum violated
the requirement of neutrality
needed to be a court member and
stand judgement on the issue.
During the budget debate,
council tabled discussion on the
$500 special events allocation.
Council decided to postpone
further consideration until special
events head James Conrad makes
a detailed budget presentation to
Council members also moved to
Students find spy bug in lab
WATERLOO (CUP) — Students
in the optometry school at the
University of Waterloo have found
that one of their lab rooms was
being bugged.
They discovered a microphone
and transmitter in the guise of a
photographic flashgun hidden in a
piece of machinery.
One student talked into the
microphone saying "this is a pretty
dirty thing to do, we should take
them home."
A few moments later a graduate
teaching assistant arrived and
removed the bug. When confronted
by the students he told them he
wanted "unbiased comments".
Students have also heard
broadcast voices of their
classmates   coming   from   the
teaching assistant's office. The
same teaching assistant was later
seen removing a second
microphone from another lab
Hugh McDonald, the^ teaching
assistant involved, said he had
built and installed the microphone
himself. He said he was just testing
them out and that he and another
assistant would occasionally turn
on the combined tape recorder-
receiver to hear how students were
Dr. Edward Fisher, optometry
school director said, "we are
trying everything we can to help
the students."
.   "The demonstrator probably
placed the microphone there so
that if a problem came up in a lab,
he could get there as soon as
possible. I've received no complaints from students about this.
They are free to come and talk to
me about anything.
"We have a good relationship
with our students," he said.
table   discussion  on  campus   intramurals.
Several members expressed
concern that womans' participation in the intramural
program is not increasing but
budgetary allocations instead
continue to favor men.
at the
Dr. Bina Sobhadas Nelson
To register call:
-Vernon Seott, U.P.I.
7 ~J    71     r
75c I
| Oct. 17-20
Thurs. and Sun. 7:00 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Please  show AMS card.
A subfilmsoc presentation
Arts Elections For
A.M.S. Reps Postponed
To Monday, Oct. 21
10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
YEAR. 1975.
A representative from the women's
office.is being sent to Ottawa for an
exchange of information between
women's groups of Canada.
The women's office rep would like
to hear from the women of UBC as
to what ideas and resources they
have for International Women's
Year on this campus.
A meeting is being held on Thursday, 17th Oct at 4:00 p.m. in the
women's office, SUB 230. Please
bring your ideas.
All welcome. TODAY.
hear    BERNICE GERARD   on
7:30 P.M., THURS., OCT. 17
Bernice is an aldermanic candidate in
the upcoming civic election
Sponsor: Charismatic Christian Fellowship
(Community organizer amongst the poor)
OCTOBER 17 -12:30 -SUB 212
OCTOBER 18 -12:30 - Lutheran Campus Centre
Only 2 days to go
This year as a special offering to U.B.C. enrolled students only, we are going to GIVE AWAY
$500.00 RETAIL VALUE OF COMPONENTS. Every customer with proof of enrollment at
U.B.C, gets entered in a draw which will take place OCTOBER 19 at the BROADWAY
STORE. The winner will be able to choose from the vast selection of STEREO WEST'S
STOCK, exactly what he or she desires for $500.00.
611 COLUMBIA ST., NEW WESTMINSTER 10581 KING GEORGE HWY., SURREY Thursday, October 17, 1974
Page 3
Acclamations cancel elections
Democracy puts three in AMS
Byelections for three Alma
Mater Society executive positions
won't be held Oct. 23 as planned —
when nominations closed Thursday
the three positions had been filled
by acclamation.
The new treasurer is Dave
Thiessen, commerce 3; new vice-
president is Robbie Smith, civil
engineering 4; and Ron Dumont,
arts 3; is the new coordinator.
Both Smith and Dumont have
been filling in for positions vacated
earlier when their predecessors
Thiessen takes over from acting
treasurer Pemme Muir Cunliffe
who had been in office since late
summer when treasurer George
Mapson quit his post for a job at
Malaspina College.
Thiessen said Wednesday he
decided to run for the position after
being asked to by Cunliffe, even
though he said he wished she had
stayed on.
"Considering she only had two
weeks to work on the budget and
considering she didn't get a
summer salary like Mapson did,
she did a bang up job," Thiessen
Thiessen said the only major
plans he has for his stay in office
are to try to clean up the financial
mess overbudgeting clubs and
undergraduate societies have left
behind them in past years.
He said he will stipulate that
each club-must present a financial
statement of its assets and debts
when it reconstitutes next year.
Legal advice
for students
now in SUB
Do you have troubles with the
police, your landlord, a neighbor,
the bookstore, or anyone else
trying to drag you into court?
If so the new Vancouver Community Legal Assistance Society
office in SUB 234 could help you.
Two law students will be in the
office noon to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays,
to give legal advice.
Third-year law student Susan
Daniells, one of the volunteers,
said Wednesday the size of the staff
would increase or decrease according to demand.
Daniells said the clinic's main
purpose is to steer people through
hassles plaguing those unfamiliar
with the legal system.
Everything from complicated
bureaucratic paper work to that
haircut necessary for court appearance is handled by the clinic,
she said.
Daniells said the clinic staff is
unable to appear in court on behalf
of the client. If anyone does need a
free lawyer either B.C. Legal Aid
or one of the four Vancouver
Community Legal Assistance
Society lawyers will handle the
court procedures, she said.
Although the clinic is good experience for the law students who
run it, Daniells said they are also
genuinely interested in helping
She said they want to demystify
the legal system for the clients and
remove some of the remoteness of
the process for those involved.
Daniells said examples of cases
handled include divorces, small
claims, dope charges, unemployment insurance appeals and
test cases on the Landlord and
Tenants Act.
All of the advice given by the
clinic staff is checked by lawyers,
she said.
Daniells said the clinic is open to
anyone. She said there are already
12 other Vancouver Community
Legal clinics around Vancouver.
. Smith replaces Doug Brock who
resigned Sept. 17 because" he said
he wanted to pass some courses
instead of "hanging around" the
AMS executive.
Smith said Wednesday his main
objective as vice-president will be
to make the AMS less "top heavy"
and try to build a foundation of
student input into the society.
"Most of the action seems to be
initiated from the top and go
down," Smith said. "It should be
from the students."
When asked how he will go about
enlisting student input, Smith said
he wasn't too sure but said he
hoped the AMS ad hoc restructuring committee will be a good
Scheduled to meet today noon in
council chambers,
Smith said the committee will
formulate plans to make the AMS
more relevant to students and
present them to council.
Dumont said Wednesday he
plans to work for a completely new
SUB management policy.
He said he hopes to put a few
more students on the management
committee to "solicit student
opinions on what they think is
wrong with the building (SUB) and
what we can do to improve it."
Dumont, who replaced former
coordinator Lynn Orstad who quit
because she didn't obtain enough
credits last year, said he will work
for policy change this year and
leave implementation of new
policy up to next year's coordinator.
Cunliffe had said earlier she
wouldn't remain as treasurer
because she considers the AMS
council "unimportant."
Instead she said she will continue
her nursing courses this year and
"find out what it's like to be a
Her last act as treasurer was in
piloting the budget through council
Wednesday in one of the shortest
debates recorded recently.
After the debate council
unanimously passed a motion
thanking  her  for   her  work   in
August and September in drawing
up the budget.
Council also agreed to pay her
for two weeks work done during the
summer following the resignation
of former treasurer George
Mapson, elected last year to
serve for this academic year,
worked for most of the summer on
AMS business before leaving to
take a $17,000-a-year student affairs coordinator position- at
Malaspina College in Nanaimo.
Mapson was paid $2,000 for his
summer AMS work. But council
reassigned about $350 of the money
— representing two weeks' salary
— to Cunliffe for her work on the
TOYS FOR BIG LITTLE BOYS are available for fun in physics
building as research associates Tim Higgs, left, and Marko Valic can
attest.   They  are   playing   with   nuclear  magnetic  resonance pulse
—marise savaria photo
spectrometer which is currently on sale in Bay toy department for
$150,000 plus tax. Gizmos are recommended for children over 25 with
a physics Phd. and a high intelligence quotient.
Peak publishes today, future unknown
Simon Fraser University's
student newspaper, the Peak, will
publish a 12-page paper today but
Peak editor Ian Caddell still
doesn't know if the paper will
continue to publish on a regular
SFU students council voted
Tuesday to give the paper $500
which together with $300 in advertising revenue permitted
publication this week.
However, council still hasn't
settled the controversy created
when it declared invalid an
agreement reached during the
summer between the paper's staff,
SFU administration and the
summer students council.
That agreement allowed a
$23,000 debt incurred by the Peak
over the last few years to be
handled by the SFU administration
and the Bank of Nova Scotia. In
return, the Peak must publish an
administration public relations
insertonce a month.
Council was also upset because
the paper   has  not  presented  a
financial statement since early
April and does not currently have a
board of directors.
Caddell said Wednesday both
problems will probably be rectified
this week. "We've presented this
week. "We've presented council
with a financial statement from
our auditor," he said.
However, the $300 audit is not a
legal audit. "But council has
agreed that if a legal audit is
required, it will pay the necessary
$700 in fees," Caddell said.
Since the Peak has now
published two consecutive issues,
Caddell said the legal
requirements for advertising
board of director's elections has
now been met. The board will be
elected Friday, he said.
Caddell said most council
members appear to be happy with
the arrangement. "Hopefully they
will reconsider their decision to
discontinue the Peak."
Caddell also said the paper has
managed to hire two regular part
time student typesetters to work in
the Peak's typesetting shop.
Caddell said he hopes the Peak
will have "some solvency, some
consistency" following next
Tuesday's council meeting and will
be able to attract more full time
"Who wants to put out a paper
that may not be around next
week," he said.
"We'll just have to keep putting
out a paper until we run out of
Arts bull flings today
The arts undergraduate society
will hold an all-candidates meeting
at noon today in Buch. 104 to introduce students running for Alma
Mater Society arts reps.
The six arts students running for
the two available positions will be
on hand to answer questions and to
give their opinions on what the
AUS should be doing.
Students seeking the posts are
Nancy Carter, arts 4; Stew Savard,
arts 2;  Vaughn Palmer, arts 4;
Bruce Wilson, arts 3; Bill Brody,
arts 3; and Dean Neumann, arts 1.
The election will be held on
Monday between 10 a.m. and 4
Students should note the
preferential ballot system will be
Ballots should have three choices
marked in order of preference.
Ballots with only one choice will be
acceptable but ones with only two
crosses will be invalidated. Page 4
Thursday, October 17, 1974
Kangaroos out of luck
Provincial rentalsman Barrie Clark
has changed his mind and decided to
claim jurisdiction over UBC's
What that means is that students
living in residence finally have a
complete written document of their
rights and obligations.
It means that no director of
housing or kangaroo court can order
students evicted on 24 hours' notice
unless they bring their case before
And most important of all it
means that the power housing
director Leslie Rohringer currently
yields will be limited.
But implementation of the act is
still only one step on the* road to
effective student control of the
The act stipulates what the
relations between landlord and
tenants are to be but has nothing to
say on what functions of the
landlord students can take on.
Residence committees demanding
greater student say in evictions, in
rental increases and in rules of
conduct can still do their work.
It may be an uphill battle but it
will be worth it. Residences are not
subsidized through administration
funds. Students who live in them,
and conventions held during the
summer, pay the entire cost of the
buildings and their operation.
Tch, tch, tch
About the only item Alma
Mater Society president "Gordie
Blankstein didn't list on his summer
activities report to council was how
many times he kissed his Mommy
good   bye.
To put it briefly, Gordie handed
the council a list of fluff, which
essentially said he taJked to a lot of
So why should an administration
which isn't kicking in the bucks
dictate how those bucks will be
What it's going to take is pressure.
It took pressure from tenants in
downtown hotels to make Barrie
Clark change his mind and pressure
people but didn't accomplish one
hell of a lot. Otherwise he would
have been able to answer councillors'
questions intelligently rather than
saying, "Well, gee, I can't quite
remember the name."
Tch, tch Gordie. Nasty, nasty.
Must be a better boy or gett'ums
from students will make the
administration change its mind.
But at least the Landlord and
Tenant Act is finally going to be
enforced and the process toward
student control is on its way.
Thanks Barrie, you're a real pal.
And this time we mean it.
On Thursday noon, following the
special Alma Mater Society
council meeting, several
engineers, including myself, made
a mistake.
Throughout our engineering,
tanking has become commonplace,
and is taken as a source of general
amusement. Our mistake was in
not realizing others do not see
tanking in the same way.
We attempted to tank Stefan
Mochnacki because of his actions
against the pool. We believed it
might be humorous "that he might
not be able to swim, thus not
wanting the pool.
Stefan and about five of his
friends preferred fighting to the
point of bloodshed rather than
getting him wet. It must be
stressed on our part it was all in
I personally regret the mistake.
Rick Longton
metallurgy 3
In last week's Friday issue of
The Ubyssey there was a slur
against the engineering faculty
made by an applied science
student. Let the point be made that
applied science does not refer to
engineers alone but also nursing
and architecture.
There is no breakaway group in
engineering trying to undermine
the society. Any engineer making
an accusation would have the guts
to sign as an engineer and not as an
applied science student.
Don Brynildsen
Once upon a time I was an undergraduate engineer (B. Eng.
McGill, 1968). In those days the
New Left was on the rise, the
university was becoming more
politically aware, and students in
general were starting to ask
questions about why things were
the way they were.
However, opposed to these quite
obviously inane developments on
campus, we had a group of
engineers for the preservation of
the faith.
This group, of which I hate to
admit I was a member, was af
fectionately referred to as 'The
Jock-Strap Brigade', and we used
to jump up and down and shout and
scream whenever someone from
the New Left tried to speak.
And, of course, we always had
answers for what they had to say,
we simply called them (expletive
deleted) assholes and left it at that.
However, unless you are or have
been an undergraduate engineer,
you probably have no idea of how
hard they have to study and what a
bummer it is to live in such a
cloistered, monastic world so
isolated from the rest of the
It is a tough way to go through
your years at university when boy
meets girl and all sorts of other
'neat things' happen.
So there is a hell of an identity
crisis associated with being an
undergraduate engineer that has
classically been solved with a
Macho, non-thinking, self-assured,
self-confident stereotype, who is
the keeper of the faith and
preserver of the good.
It is sad that this has to happen at
all and sadder that it is still happening today.
When I heard that the engineers
on campus has reacted to someone
who was proposing something they
didn't like, my first reaction was to
write a scathing, condemning
But as I wrote I remembered
those good old days in the 'Jock-
Strap Brigade' and what a bummer it was coming to grips with
life, living and the pursuit of
happiness as an undergraduate
Don Guadagni
med 2
After reading the article on Dr.
Henry Morgentaler's talk, I was
left wondering how anyone with
such a simplistic view could be
taken as a reputable speaker.
The question of whether abortion
should be legalized is nothing
compared to the problems in
drafting the laws for its
legalization. I will give three of the
most obvious problems.
First, you must determine the
latest time in the pregnancy at
which an abortion can be granted.
In later stages the fetus may be
able to develop in an incubator. To
"dispose" of it is obviously murder, but to leave it living is to risk
producing a deformed individual
because it has not had the opportunity to develop naturally.
Secondly, it must be decided how
much say the father has in the
Of course our more fanatic
liberationists will tell us they have
no say whatsover, but take this
case: A couple have been married
for several years without being
able to produce children. Finally,
the woman becomes pregnant, but
decides she doesn't want the child
while the man does. What do they
do? The child belongs to both of
Thirdly, there is the question of
the grounds for abortion. If it can
be shown that the unborn child is
mongoloid, the mother should be
able to get an abortion. What
happens in a couple of years when
the sex of the fetus can be determined?
If Jones wants a boy but she gets
a girl, should she be able to get an
abortion on these grounds and start
all over?
I'm sorry I can only ask these
questions and not answer them, for
myself, let alone for our whole
country, but at least it shows the
depth and complexity of the
Most thinking people agree that
a single woman, six-weeks
pregnant, who can't raise a child
should be able to get an abortion.
But I don't think that even the most
fanatic women's liberationist
would want abortion on demand in
light of the complexities of the
Bruce Woodburn
The Ubyssey blows it again.
It was only a couple of weeks ago
that The Ubyssey did a scandalous
job on reporting on Mordecai-
Richler's speech by flagrantly
misquoting and misconstruing
everything he said. Courageously
undaunted, The Ubyssey, in the
last issue, carried on to give Dr.
Henry Morgentaler the same ill-
fated treatment.
Although the text of Morgentaler's speech was portrayed more
accurately, it all went out the
window when your reporter, in the
name of sheer sensationism, chose
to bold type: " 'Every sperm cell
ejaculated by a man is a
potential life,' he said, 'so every
many masturbating or having sex
is committing genocide.' "
Sensational as it was, it happened
to be the opposite to what he
meant. The quote was not part of
his speech, but rather in answer to
a question. Morgentaler was attempting to illustrate the
irrationality of the question by
extending it to its irrational consequence.
Anyone missing Morgentaler
and turning to your apper for an
accurate report (naive?) would
need only get as far as your bold
type quote to get a complete
misunderstanding-. Having read
the bold type first, as most do, the
whole article (if anyone chose to
read further) takes a debased
With such shoddy reporting
seeming to be the rule, I do not see
how The Ubyssey can be expected
to be read with any credence.
Ken Webber
arts 2
This letter concerns the full page
coverage devoted to Dr. Henry
Morgentaler on Friday.
The federal government is
inadvertently allowing it's abortion laws to be corrupted by some
of the medical profession, which, in
fact, results in abortion on
"Moneytaller" states that
Roman Catholics are his greatest
opponents. Yet, at the same time,
he states that 75 per cent of his
patients were Catholics. It is also
interesting to note that the
majority of the Pierre Trudeau
cabinet is Catholic and that it was
they who enacted legislation to
permit legal abortion, but under
strict medical criteria.
Moneytaller committed a crime;
he broke the law of this land, and it
is justice that he be prosecuted and
suffer the consequences.
It is also interesting to note that
Dr. Heather Morris, who is of the
same ethnic background as
Moneytaller, considers abortion to
be murder and she is a qualified
gynecologist certified by the Royal
College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Canada.
As Linda Hossie mentioned in
her report, Moneytaller spent the
war in Auschwitz and Dachau.
Surely Moneytaller witnessed the
most abominable racial extermination in the history of
mankind. For a man who personally observed mass extermination of the Jewish people, it
seems somewhat incongruous that
75 per cent of his illegal abortions
were performed on Catholics. The
logical question surrounding this
entire issue is how and why
Moneytaller evaded genocide in
Nazi Germany; and it is well
established that Nazi Germany
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was a great protagonist of selective abortion.
Therefore, not only must
Moneytaller be prosecuted under
the law of this land but his
citizenship should be rescinded and
he should be deported to the United
Arab Republic for his extermination of Catholics.
Perhaps he will meet up with
Borman in the Middle-East; and if
he is really lucky, he may find
Adolph and they can reminisce
about racial extermination,
abortion, and how Moneytaller
evaded the gas ovens of Dachau
and Auschwitz.
Patricia Fleming
pre-med 2
This is a second fake letter,
following hard on the heels of a
letter I didn't write you folks last
In that fake letter, which you
people wrote so accommodatingly
when I didn't come through, like
this one, you or I referred to a Miss
Pat Arnold as a "sow."
In fact, she isn't a sow but a very
lovely woman, and I would like to
withdraw the allegation, which you
have to admit I didn't make in the
first place.
I would also like to apologize to
the famile nee Arnold, whatever
their married name might be.
Allan Fotheringham
Ubyssey columnist
To Joanne Gilbert, re review of
film, El Tope in Page Friday.
Your "critique" was no more
than an outburst of emotion. In
attempting to expose Jadorowski,
the director, as an indulgent artist
you degenerated into showing-off
your own perversions. Why do you
say Jadorowski was "identifying
with his shit?"
Jadorowski himself was the
actor who played El Topo (The
Mole), a man who has been to the
pit of despair and corruption but
was able to raise himself to see a
bit of the light on the surface. El
Topo was the  hope amidst the
darkness in the film, showing that
there was a way to live a more
truthful life.
You claimed to miss any
parallels to Biblical passages but
there were definite  connections.
Possibly the most important
being the progression from the
beginning of the film where El
Topo claiming he is God, and
castrates the General through the.
middle section in which he must
destroy all his gods (the Masters);
to the last section where he lives
simply and decently as nothing but
a man.
Jadorowski chose to emphasize
from Genesis the desire man had to
be like God; from the prophets, he
emphasized their denunciation of
idol worship and from the New
Testament he emphasized man's
humaness: that is, that man is
man and not God and that only be
being truly human can man
become closer to God.
The film was complex and much
more so that I attempt to explain,
but it is not obscure; if you admit
that you don't understand the film,
you should have seen it three or
four times and if you still can't
make sense of it, don't review it!
El Topo wasn't disgusting, but
your review was because it
was blind. Incompetent reviews
only pave the way for incompetent
and superficial films.
Douglas Todd
arts 2
Entomologists might be interested in knowing that I have just
discovered a previously unstudied
member of a very rare species,
and it exists right here on campus.
I'm not sure of the name of this
creature, but I've run across its
type before.
Characteristically they display
the brain of a retarded dew worm,
the personality of a slick cockroach
and the attitude of a starving
turkey buzzard; in this case the
turkey buzzard is feeding
voraciously on the misfortune of
students who bought the wrong
books for certain courses more
than 10 days ago.
Have you guessed who the absolute little insect is yet? If you still
don't see who I mean let me give a
further hint. It assumes the form of
a (choke) human being every day
and squirms around the bookstore
looking for poor unfortunate
students to shaft.
I think he is a member of the
genus manager maggot, and don't
ask him for any special consideration, for — as he will repeat
with that sour breath in your face,
over and over, "a rule is a rule".
How did I become aware of his
actual insecthood? Well, he got me
so angry he wouldn't even let me
apply the actual price of the book I
didn't need ($1.95) toward the book
I did need ($3.95) that I ripped off
his necktie knowing how good he
would look to certain students if he
was hanging by his balls above that
big old desk of his.
I got as far as yanking off his
tweeds and his little panties, and
that's when I made my discovery.
There, before my very eyes, all
furry legged and shivering in
absolute fear, stood a creature not
hung like any normal man, no
sirree — but he sported the hugest
set of cockroach genitalia that I
have ever laid eyes on. Naturally I
dropped  everything and  went
directly to Duthie's, where I got the
book I needed and 10 cases of
"Raid for crawling insects".
Not only that, but the bookstore
lost a possible $2 in the till.
However, I'm sure the students
will make up all such losses in the
long run.
arts 2
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers.
Though an effort is made to
print all letters received, The
Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
for clarity, legality, brevity and
Big Macs at Ohio U
— Ronald McDonald's plans to
take over the world are moving
ahead at full steam.
McDonald's recently opened
their largest new facility in the
student union building at Ohio
State University.
If the students there desert the
college cafeteria and dormitory
meals for a steady diet of Big
Macs, the "experiment" will expand to other universities and
public and private edifices.
McDonald's       director       of
operations, Clift Gamache, says
the company has also opened ~3
facility at one other school, the
University of Cincinnati.
They've also experimented with
temporary facilities at the civic
zoo in Toronto, a portable tent at
the Ohio State Fair and even on
regularly scheduled flights of
commercial airlines — coffee, tea,
or a Big Mac?
The Ohio State McDonald's is the
company's largest, seating up to
600hamburger addicts at one time.
The Fairweather Canadian.
Molson Canadian.
Brewed right here in B.C. Page 6
Thursday, October 17, 1974
Hot flashes
Group meets
to change AMS
Besides sidestepping important
issues like the poo) referendum
and the possible censure of
current Alma Mater Society
president Gordon Blankstein, last
Thursday's fucked-up council
meeting also forced1 cancellation
of the AMS ad-hoc restructuring
Although some student's
notion of AMS restructuring may
be to give certain council
members a one-way ticket to East
Buttock, Nfld. and rent their
offices out to the UBC toe jam
club, any opinions on the matter,
including the above, are relevant.
The committee masts today at
noon in the council chambers.
Car rally
The UBC sports car club is
sponsoring the annual Totem rally
Sunday. The one-day event is part
of the Fraser Valley championship
It is the last event of the 1974
series and will be an even test of
Phil   Thatcher   speaks,   noon,   SUB
Discussion group, noon, SUB 213.
Combination    meeting   with    VCF,
noon, SUB 207-209.
General meeting, noon, geog. 101.
Dr.   D.   J.   Yeo  to   discuss   faculty
.admissions, noon IRC 3.
Somebody     speaks     on     the
Philippines, noon, SUB 212.
Weekly    meeting,    discussion     of
terrorism, noon, Buch. 1210.
Meeting   to   discuss   hayride   plans,
noon, SUB ballroom or party room.
Practice,   7:30   p.m., gym  E winter
sports centre.
Practice, 7 p.m., SUB 207.
Combination meeting with Chinese
Christian    fellowship,    noon,    SUB
Bernice   Gerard   speaks    on   social
action, 7:30 p.m., Lutheran campus
Benni     Aflalow     on     the    Maalot
project, noon, Hillel House.
Poetry    readings    by    Jean    Pierre
Teboul, noon, 0-t lounoe.
Bum's    ball    dance   for   gears   and
guests, 8:'30 p.m., SUB ballroom.
Hans-Karl Piltz viola recital, noon,
music building, 113.
Organizational   meeting for persons
interested   in   forming  club,   noon,
SUB 211.
Club    party,    8    p.m.,    SUB    clubs
Practice, 10:30 a.m., sym E, winter
sports centre.
Sunshyne plays in the Pit again but
this   time   you   gotta   pay,   tickets
from AMS office in SUB.
novice crews driving anc.
navigational abilities over 180
miles of smooth Fraser Valley
Pre-registration closed Oct. 11
but you may still register late
Sunday at 7:30 a.m. at the
Woodward's gas bar in Guildford
centre, Surrey.
The first car will be off the line
at 9:01 a.m. with the first car due
to finish at 4 p.m.
For more information, contact
rally master Ken Bergen at
Info swap
The women's office is sending
a representative to Ottawa for an
exchange of information amongst
Canadian women's groups.
Exchanging information is no
fun at all if there isn't any info to
pass around. Accordingly, the
women's office is asking UBC
women to come to the office and
be listened to.
The office is especially
interested in hearing any ideas
women may have on what they
can do for international women's
year at UBC.
Practice, 10:30 a.m., SUB 207.
Annual rice bowl game with CSA,
p.m., Eric Hamber high school.
Ears will be waiting for you at
4 p.m. today at the women's
office, SUB 230.
Heavies here
Two of the highest and most
respected living teachers of
Buddhism visit Vancouver this
month beginning today with the
Gyalwa Karmapa.
Karmapa, whose position and
influence among Buddhists are
comparable only to the Dalai
Lama, will be in Vancouver until
Oct. 24.
Highlight of the visit will be
the famous ceremony of the Vajra
Corwn of the Black Hat.
Karmapa holds a tradition of
wisdom and spiritual development
2,500 years old. He is claimed to
be in his 16th incarnation.
Also in Vancouver this months
is the venerable Kalu Rinpoche.
Rinpoche visited Vancouver in
1972 when he established the
Tibetan Dharma centre. He will be
teaching at the centre during his
The centre is located at 725
West 14th.
Worship service, 10:30 a.m.,
Lutheran campus centre; also film,
Sexuality and Communication, 7:30
p.m. at the centre.
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Page 7
Thunderbirds narrow the gap
If you had never seen a UBC
Thunderbird football game before
you might have called last
Saturday's loss to the University of
Saskatchewan a bad game.
But considering the 'Birds lost
63-0 to the same team only five
weeks earlier, the final score of 22-
11 is a good indication of how much
the team has improved.
Saskatchewan dominated the
first half of the game under the
strength of quarterback Barrie
Fraser's 15 pass completions for
188 yards. UBC's defence was
generally porous and the offence
had trouble moving the ball
against a tight Saskatchewan
UBC opened the scoring at 9:05
of the first quarter with a 23 yard
field goal by Gary Metz.  Then
Fraser and co. went to work and
piled up 22 unanswered points in
the second quarter with two touchdown passes, an eight yard run and
a single point.
Going into the dressing room at
halftime it looked as if the game
was going to be a repeat of the
earlier 63-0 rout.
But in the second half UBC got
their ground game going with the
McLeod brothers, Marsh and
Mike, providing the punch.
The defence played a fine second
half holding the powerful
Saskatchewan offence scoreless.
The defensive secondary showed a
considerable improvement over
the first half by allowing the
Huskies only six complete passes.
UBC showed considerable poise
in scoring their only touchdown. It
started with a quarterback sack by
UBC defensive end Henry Booy
which jarred the ball loose. UBC
recovered the fumble and marched
43 yards in seven plays for the
The scoring play came with UBC
gambling on a  third down  and
seven situation and Dan Smith
hitting Marshal McLeod on a fifteen yard pass and run play.
Digby Leigh got the two-point
conversion when Smith fumbled
the snap on the extra-point attempt
and found Leigh alone in the end-
UBC lost place-kicker and wide
receiver Gary Metz for the season
with a shoulder separation and
tackle Dean Stubbs and halfback
Brad Craig for one game with knee
Indian field fouls
mar UBC hockey win
UBC defeated India 4-0 in first
division field hockey Saturday at
Chris Spencer field. The game was
lively but marred by poor sportsmanship on India's side.
UBC fielded a light, fast-moving
side against the heavier but more
experienced Indian team.
However, UBC moved in front with
two goals in the first half.
In second half action, the Indian
team became frustrated and
tackled with swinging sticks —
opening a nasty wound on UBC left
winger Kim Maltman's knee.
UBC's forward play was excellent during the second half.
They continually moved the ball
upfield on the offensive. The forwards were fed good ball by the
half backs and avoided late, stick-
swing tackles by India.
UBC fullbacks broke up most of
India's sporadic attacks. They
were hard pressed at times
because some of the UBC forwards
failed to backcheck.
UBC centre forward Glenn
Tailing scored two goals during the
game, one in each half. Tailing was
foiled by India's goalie on
numerous breakaways after
beating their defence. The other
goals were scored by Dave
In the waning minutes of the
game, several members of India
took to swearing vociferously at
UBC players — and the referee.
Prior to this behavior by India,
one player attacked the referee for
ejecting —an Indian player for
slashing. The Indian started
"shouting at referee Glen Mc-
Cannell and then shoved his hand
at McCannell's throat.
Although the scene was charged
with tension and could have
erupted in fisticuffs, McCannell
calmed everyone down and ejected
the Indian player. The player will
be suspended for a couple of games
for his conduct on the field.
In second division field hockey,
UBC defeated West Van 3-0.
—peter cummings photo
PETITE CHEERLEADERS of the type to be expected at today's Tea Cup game liven up proceedings at last
year's titanic struggle between nurses and home eccers. Nurses, who won 6-0 in 1973, will defend crown at
noon in Thunderbird Stadium.
UBC jumpers best in world
According to UBC track and field
coach Lionel Pugh, UBC is the best
high-jumping university in the
To support his statement Pugh
said of five Canadians to have
jumped over seven feet, four are
from UBC. Two of these, Rick
Cuttell and Dean Bauck, are back
in UBC training under the
supervision of Pugh.
These two were featured in the
Canadian team that went on a
European tour this summer.
These jumpers will be the stars
of the UBC men's track and field
team together with a very strong
4x400 metres relay team. Featured
on this relay team will be 1971 Pan-
American games 1,500 metres
silver medallist Bill Smart,
veteran Lee Southern, Ron Hurley
and Frank Marlatt.
These men will be competing
together with a women's team that
has never been beaten in Western
Canada university championships.
On the women's team will be two
Canadian European tour team
sprinters, Tinker Robinson and
Ann Mackie. They will be joined by
yet another sprinter Jean Sparling,
who is also a hurdler.
These stars, together with over
50 other athletes that make up the
large UBC team, have already
started their training even though
their season will not get under way
for another three months.
However, this does not mean that
the team will not be active in
competition. In fact they will have
to face a very heavy cross-country
schedule for the next few weeks.
The cross-country team will be
going to Seattle this weekend for
the Fort Casey invitational race.
This is closely followed by- the B.C.
championships, Oct. 26. Next on
their schedule will be the Canada
West championships Nov. 2, and
the winning team here will go to
the National Championships Nov. 9
at Guelph, Ont. To round off their
season will be the Pacific Northwest championships Nov. 23.
The cross-country season will be
followed by the indoor season
which  goes  from December  till
March. The main event will be the
Canada West university indoor
track meet, Feb. 23.
The team will then go on to the
outdoor season which goes well
into the summer. This year the
team is planning to go on a self-
financed tour to Hawaii in March.
' When asked to comment on the
chances of UBC athletes qualifying
for the Olympic team, Pugh said,
"I would be very surprised if half a
dozen or so UBC athletes don't get
on the team."
Recreation U.B.C.
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Dance Instruction Offered
Darjces of the Balkans and Near East
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1974 - 12:30 NOON
To  elect four  members at  large  for the   Recreation
U.B.C. Steering Committee.
Four Persons are required for
each of the following committees:
a) Traffic and Parking
b) Food Services
c) Bookstore
Submit letter of application stating year, faculty, and
qualifications by Friday, Oct. 31, 1974, to Duncan
Thomson, A.M.S. Secretary, SUB 250. Page 8
Thursday, October 17, 1974
Good response from B.C. natives
Indian teacher program
A teacher-training program for
native Indians instituted by UBC
this fall has been received enthusiastically by B.C.'s native
Indians, an education faculty
spokesman said Wednesday.
Art More, associate education
professor and head of the program,
said the program will meet a real
need in the Indian community.
"There is a serious shortage of
well-trained native Indian teachers
in the province" he said. "At
present there is a 90 per cent dropout rate of Indian students between
grades one and 12.
"And the students that remain in
school are generally two or three
years behind."
More, who cited cultural differences an Indian faces in a white
school as the reason for this poor
performance says that the problem
would be reduced with more Indian
"However, because so few finish
high school and because of cultural
differences encountered at the
university, there are only 26 Indian
teachers in B.C. out of a teaching
staff of 23,000."
The program is different from
traditional training programs in
that the students will spend the
first two years of the four year
course at off-campus centres.
'Drop ivory tower'
From page 1
function will be more difficult than
its annual budgeting duties.
Ho said he is concerned about
things like "whether we can afford
duplication of effort" in the three
universities. "How many law
schools do you need in B.C.?" he
Betty McClurg said she will use
her council appointment to work to
"open doors" of the universities to
people, outside.
"I want to bring the universities
out of their ivory tower into the
real world."
McClurg was NDP education
policy committee chairman last
year and earlier served on the
Surrey school board.
"I would like to bring universities into everyday life as most
people don't relate to them. The
average person doesn't relate to
UBC," she said.
She said she would like to change
the direction of financial appropriations to the universities but
wouldn't comment on details until
the council has its first meeting.
Ron Harding said in an interview
from Silverton, B.C. he was
probably appointed to give representation to people living near
Notre Dame university at Nelson.
Harding said he would oppose
proposals to turn Notre Dame into
a community college or non-degree
affiliate of UBC or Simon Fraser
"I'm all in favor of keeping
Notre Dame a degree-granting
provincial university in the area.
This is one of the things that we can
retain," he said.
Other council members appointed are:
. Donald MacLaurin, of
Saanich, former vice-president of
the University of Victoria.
• Frances Forrest-Richards, a
psychiatrist in Victoria.
a Dorothy Fraser, freelance
writer and lecturer at Okanagan
MacLaurin, Schlosser, Forrest-
Richards and Fraser are appointed
for one-year terms. Two-year
appointments are: McClurg, Hart,
MacDonald and Gilly. Walden and
Harding will serve for three years.
Council chairman William Armstrong said Wednesday the appointees will make a "very
workable group."
"There are some good people
there," he said.
"It's a broadly based council. It
gives a nice broad representation
and good idea input," he said.
Uof T profs balk at
more student reps
The centres will be closer to their
homes, easing the problems of
transition. Much of this time will
be spent in actual classroom
situations with periodic breaks for
short intensive courses with
university or Indian resource
The third year will be spent at
UBC or at a community college
after which students will receive a
standard teaching certificate.
There are four of these centres —
in Terrace, Williams Lake,
Kamloops, and North Vancouver.
Each centre has about 15 students
with a team leader who has been a
teacher and who has worked with
Indian communities. However,
only one of these leaders is Indian.
The program is funded by a
$150,000 grant from the provincial
"We couldn't get anywhere with
IRA flubs
flight plan
Irish Republican Army flew its
second-ever bombing mission
recently and the incident deserves
a prominent place in the history of
air warfare.
The mission was flown by four
IRA gunmen, who hijacked a small
plane in the Republic of Ireland.
They ordered the pilot to fly to
Ulster, but when they became
airborne they lost their way, first
ordering the pilot to the right, then
to the left.
When they finally found the
border, they tossed out a small,
home-made bomb from the cockpit, only to have it land on the wing
of the plane.
Fortunately for all concerned, it
bounced off without exploding and
landed in a field — also without
exploding. At that point the
hijackers panicked and ordered
the pilot to set the plane down in a
pasture. When they'd safely landed, the gunmen beat tracks for
the woods, never to be seen again.
TORONTO (CUP) - Teaching
staff at the University of Toronto
are trqing to stop further student
representation on the university's
governing council.
A petition signed by 100 faculty
members calls for a special
meeting of the arts and science
faculty council to vote on a motion
to "oppose any increase in the
present ratio of student faculty
representation on the governing
The council consists of eight
students and 12 faculty members.
It is currently reviewing the
University of Toronto Act and has
received 26 briefs from on and off
ca nus groups, most of them
supt "ting student parity on the
The petition, initiated by
political economy head Harry
Eastmen, stipulates that the
signees want a clear majority of
faculty members to student
members on council.
Eastman admitted he knows of
no other special meetings of
faculty council which can meet
only when 100 of its 1300 members
request a meeting.
He said the council itself has met
only twice in the last four years.
The faculty council includes 50
students and campaigns in the past
to increase the representation have
The U of T alumni association
and teaching staff in the faculty of
social work support parity on the
governing council.
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the Socreds," More said. "They
wouldn't even read our reports.
But the NDP have been very
More emphasized that Indians
have been involved in all aspects of
the planning of the program. The
committee of seven had four Indians, and the committee was
never split on an issue along white-
Indian lines, he said.
When asked whether the
philosophy of the program is to
integrate students into white man's
society, More said he wants Indians to have "the best of both
"We are trying to provide the
students with skills and knowledge
for integration in the best sense of
the word," he said.
More also said that he has
received requests from several
other groups who want training
centres set up in their areas.
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In response to demand, three more sections will be
added to the Writing Improvement Course currently
offered by the Centre for Continuing Education.
Each section will meet one evening a week for six
sessions, beginning next Tuesday, October 22.
Preregistration for the course is necessary.
This course is intended to provide individual
assistance with essential composition skills. For more
information about the course or registration, please
call Education Extension, Centre for Continuing
Education, University of British Columbia. Telephone
228-2181, local 220.
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School Board Wants Ideass on English
All those adults and organizations with better ideas about English in the schools have their
chance now to tell the Vancouver School Board.
The School Board's Task Force on English has issued an invitation for interested citizens and
organizations to put their ideas down in writing; preferably in less than 500 words.
"Many have had considerable to say about the deficiencies of our students in reading and
writing," said Task Force chairman Mrs. Lannie Slade. "Now, we want to hear of their suggestions in
writing or orally before the Task Force, as to what is the best program for students to meet their
needs in today's world."
The Board established the 20-member Task Force, with broad representation, to obtain an
answer to this question: "Is the present Reading and Writing program properly preparing students for
today's world."
The Task Force is to report its findings to the School Board by this coming January 31st.
The written submissions with observations and ideas, as well as requests to appear before the
Task Force, should be sent to Mrs. Lannie Slade at the Vancouver School Board, 1595 West 10th


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