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Array Socreds economics condemned
By PATTI FLATHER
A group of UBC economists have
released four new papers criticising
provincial government economic
policies as wasteful and poorly
planned.
The B.C. Economic Policy Institute released reports Wednesday
attacking high tech policies, Expo
86 financing, the Cheekeye-
Dunsmuir   hydro   project,   and
government emphasis on business
compared to society.
Provincial high tech policies will
fall through because B.C. is competing with Third World countries
such as the Philipines where wages
for low skill jobs are one-tenth what
they are in B.C., according to a
report by David Donaldson and Ja-
queline Maund.
"We need to concentrate on the
things we're good at. Our comparative advantage is in highly skilled people," Donaldson said Thursday. The report urges greater emphasis on universities and technical
schools educating the workforce
and on aiding innovative Canadian
firms.
"What he (universities minister
Pat McGeer) is trying to do is lower
wages to make B.C. more attrac-
Vol. LXVII, No. 10
Vancouver, B.C. Friday, October 12,1984
2301/
— rory a. photo
FUTURE UBC PHYSICS PROFESSOR studies computer verificaton of warp speed theory she has just concocted. "Einstein had a really juvenile brain," she comments. She adds that her warp formula has capability to
propel objects forward or backward along space-time continuum. "All I have to do is fit it into a police box, and
then I'll be in business, as soon as mummy finishes fixing my teddy," she sighs.
fails to vote on CFS
The Alma Mater Society council
failed to reach quorum at a special
open meeting on joining the Canadian Federation of Students.
Due to its lack of quorum, council passed a motion making the
Wednesday meeting strictly informational.
Council voted to hold the special
meeting at its Oct. 3 meeting so it
could make an educated decision on
whether to support joining CFS, a
national student organization, in
the November UBC referendum.
Council felt it had a "moral responsibility to take a stand and
show leadership," AMS president
Margaret Copping said. She added
council's vote will not decide the
referendum results whichever way it
votes.
CFS Pacific Region chair Tami
Roberts, CFS staff person Donna
Morgan and an Okanagan college
representative told council UBC
would benefit from joining CFS.
But AMS external affairs coordinator Nancy Bradshaw said council should not vote on joining CFS
and make a decision for students.
She said, "Membership is not a
black and white issue."
The vote on a CFS stance will be
held at student council's Oct. 17
meeting.
tive," said Donaldson, adding the
government is talking about the
need for union free zones where
high tech is based.
"I think high tech policy is part
of a whole view of the government
that inequality is good for growth,"
he said. Donaldson added increasing inequality is not necessary for
increasing employment. Unemployment has been caused by the recession but made worse by government
restraint policies, he said.
"We think part of the problem
with Socred policies is they favour
some   people   over   others.   They
don't pay enough attention to the
poor in general."
Another study prepared by
Margaret Slade, Charles Blackorby,
and Glen Donaldson predicts Expo
86 will lose more then $500 million
and drain revenue from traditional
Bi.C. tourist areas.
The study calculates the fair will
make a $31 million profit in 1986
but costs of building the site and
taking it down will cause a net $558
million loss.
The study acknowledges Expo's
positive effects on the economy but
argues there are better, alternative
projects. "Any fiscal policy which
yields a positive rate of return (such
as reforestation or salmon enhancement) is preferred to any fiscal
policy (such as Expo) which has a
negative rate of return," the report
says.
Fifteen of the last 18 world fairs
have lost money, the study said,
and Expo 86 shows little hope of being different.
The B.C. Economic Policy Institute, composed of nine professors and formed last November,
is independent of the university administration.
Harassment
action to come
By ROBERT BEYNON
A committee which investigated
sexual harassment grievance procedures at other universities will
complete a report soon, but there
will be more delays before UBC will
organize its own procedure.
June Lythgoe, chair of the advisory committee on sexual harassment and women's office director,
said Thursday due process must be
followed, including consultation
with all major campus groups,
before the administration can set a
sexual harassment policy.
"We have to develop a policy that
particularly guarantees harassed
people are protected, and that also
protects those people who will not
harass other members of the campus community," Lythgoe said.
At some universities professors
are afraid to close their doors when
they are with a student for fear of
being accused of sexual harassment,
she said, adding that kind of situation is undesirable.
An acceptable policy might address exploitation and abuse, she
said, rather than explicitly dealing
with sexual harassment.
Lythgoe added she thinks some
policy is necessary and she hopes
the administration will set up a
presidential committee to examine
the harassment procedures other
universities have developed.
This committee should have the
power to make recommendations to
the president, she said.
Neil Risebrough, associate vice
president student affairs and committee organizer, said once he finishes writing the investigating committee's report he will discuss the
report with different campus
groups.
Risebrough said he did not know
if the president will strike a committee to examine harassment.
He added the committee, which
stopped meeting this spring, was organized on his own initiative because many other Canadian universities were setting up grievance procedures for sexual harassment
cases.
But he added organizing a policy,
particularly at UBC, is very complex because the innocent must be
protected. And consensus must be
reached among administration,
staff, faculty and students.
The University of Western Ontario, which recently implemented a
sexual harassment procedure,
worked two years on it, Risebrough
said, adding it may take even longer
at UBC.
And the university may choose
not to implement any changes, he
said.
Lynn Smith, committee member
and UBC law professor, said establishing procedures should be a priority. "There can be real anguish
involved for those who are harassed," she said.
She added it is very unfortunate
UBC has no procedure now.
(CUP) — The student council at the
Mirianopoiis College voted unanimously last week to set up ic#sor
feoaid to monitor the student newspaper's editorial content.
tie action came six days after Marianopolis administrators seized
afi copies of The Paper, objecting to the front page story about Pope
John Paul II. The majority of the college's staff are nuns.
tlie story said in part: "As a comfy, well-fed clergyman, the Pope
is singularly unqualified to comment on unemployment, marriage or
drugs."
A longer article on the page was complimentary to the pontiff.
Tom Nowers, Marianopolis coordinator of student services, told
the student council before they approved the censor board that "the
comment on the front page was an attack on a special interest group.
"I would identify with their chagrin," Nowers said.
Nowers also attacked Paper editor Jennifer Lonergan, saying she
"made a series of bad editorial decisions."
Lonergan said the entire staff of The Paper supports her,
The "editorial board" — Nowers' name for the censor board —
will include four Paper staff members, one member of student council, Nowers and one member of faculty.
Nowers said the board would "provide the newspaper with a
framework within which it can .work." •   *■
Nowers also wants to supervise The Paper by having a code of ethics and "some editorial guidelines."   , . *- X '
Explaining the student services' action, Lonergan said, "they have
to do something to appease the nuns."   ■
MDs mad over billing numbers
By VICTOR WONG
New provincial regulations
restricting doctors' billing numbers
have UBC interns and medical
students steaming.
The new regulations mean new
physicians may wait seven months
for a billing number and many will
not be allowed to work on the
Lower Mainland. Without a billing
number physicians cannot collect
medicare payments.
The health ministry policy introduced last year requires physicians to gain approval from a
medical committee in the area
where they want to work before
they receive a billing number.
Without a billing number physicians cannot collect medicare payments. The process can take up to
seven months. And many new physicians will not be allowed to work
on the Lower Mainland.
Interns' Association spokesperson Derek Smith said the association is trying to negotiate with the
ministry on the regulation. "But the
government doesn't seem to be interested in negotiation," he said.
"All the medical students I've
seen are upset. If they're not upset,
they should be upset."
Smith said the association is not
ruling out legal action against the
province. He said the regulation
should have entered the legislature
as a separate act, rather than being
initiated within the ministry.
He added the regulation may
violate the Canadian charter of
rights and freedoms by restricting
the rights of people to work
anywhere in Canada.
UBC medicine dean William
Webber said many students are
worried. "The specialty trainees are
especially concerned," he said,
"because it may not be possible for
them to practice in Vancouver. In
fact, they might have to practice in
some areas other than B.C."
Webber added the regulation will
make it difficult for the medical
school to bring in faculty from outside B.C. He said these faculty need
a medical practice to make a living
and must also apply for a billing
number.
"What we are trying to do is to
alleviate the overconcentration of
physicians in the metropolitan
areas," ministry spokesperson Ian
Smith said. "We feel a doctor who
wants to practice in B.C. has to
fulfill other requirements besides
simply having a degree."
According to the regulation, a
physician who wants to practice in a
certain locale and collect medicare
must first obtain approval from a
local medical committee backed by
the community hospital.
The committee's recommendations are referred to a provincial-
level committee, which approves
billing numbers.
The process can take up to seven
months, "but there's no reason why
anyone can't start the process before they finish their internship,"
Smith said.
Smith said the new regulation did
not mean the government was trying to limit the number of doctors
in B.C. Page 2
THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, October 12,1984
Newfie students form new
•  ii
WOLFVILLE, N.S. (CUP) —
Newfoundland students want to
band together to fight the slipping
quality of education and rising rate
of youth unemployment in the province.
Ed Byrne, Memorial University
student council president, said students want to form their own provincial organization and have already set up a tentative February
date for the founding conference.
"Too often students just get together when there is a crisis. A provincial organization will get students together in one place, one
force."
At least 15 post-secondary institutions, including Memorial, Gren-
fell College, and The Fisheries ana
Trades Colleges, are expected to attend the conference.
The organization will target
problems of unemployment, of
which Newfoundland's is the highest in Canada, and will lobby the
provincial and federal governments
to improve the quality of education.
Byrne said he hopes to get a secretary of state grant to cover some of
the conference's costs.
"Through constant lobbying —
instead of a one-shot deal — we will
be able to improve our education
system," Byrne added.
Byrne said the idea of forming a
Newfoundland student union has
been "kicking around" for about
five years. British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia already have
provincial student organizations.
Ontario grads turned away
TORONTO (CUP) — Ontario
universities turned away hundreds
of qualified high school graduates
last fall, a recent study by the Council of Ontario Universities has revealed.
The $25,000 survey shows at least
580 qualified grade 13 students were
denied a place at an Ontario university.
The survey clearly illustrates that
Ontario has an accessibility problem, the council's executive director
Ed Monahan says.
Last September Trent, Brock and
York    universities   restricted   the
numbers of first year students accepted for the first time. More than
1,400 grade 13 students with the
qualifying 60 per cent average were
turned away from York because the
university said it could not cope
with the upsurge in enrolment.
Ontario education minister Bette
Stephenson asked the universities
for proof students were being turned away, and now the COU says
they have it.
"The survey does seem to suggest
that the system is very close to capacity," said William Sayers, COU
communications   director.
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THE    UBYSSEY
Page 3
Peace comes here
By PETER PRONGOS
A major international conference
on the dangers of nuclear war is being held at UBC next weekend.
Nuclear War: The Search for
Solutions, runs from Oct. 19 to 21
and aims to provide current information on the state of the nuclear
arms race, said organizer Dianne
DeMille. The public forum will culminate in discussions of practical
steps Canadian individuals and the
Canadian government can take to
promote arms control and disarmament, she said.
The conference will suggest "specific solutions to specific problems,
with input from some of the most
respected researchers in this field,"
DeMille said.
Speakers from Europe, the Soviet
Union, the U.S. and Canada will attend, DeMille said. Speaker Richard Turco is a co-author of papers
on the prospect of a "nuclear
winter" after a nuclear war, which
appeared in Science and Scientific
American, she added.
And retired admiral Robert Fall
is a former chair of the North At
lantic Treaty Organization military
committee who is now opposed to
NATO's policy of first use of nuclear weapons.
DeMille said the conference,
which is sponsored by UBC, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Science for Peace, and teachers'
groups, will explore specific topics.
She said the Soviet view, verification, "star wars weapons, and
Canada's role in the search for
peace will be some of the topics examined Friday and Saturday, with
room for public participation.
Action-oriented workshops will
occur Sunday, focusing on the role
of the media, strategies for the Canadian peace movement, and promoting an East-West dialogue, DeMille said. And at 2 p.m. Sunday an
all-party discussion on disarmament
will take place to which all party
leaders have been invited.
On Saturday evening a Vancouver Institute lecture will feature the
Harvard school of public health
dean speaking on the human costs
of the arms race. The conference is
being held in IRC.
Police/gays liaise
Mutual understanding and respect now characterize relations between Vancouver's gay community
and Vancouver police, Malcolm
Crane told 20 people in SUB 215
Thursday.
Crane said this harmonious state
is due to the new Vancouver
Police/Gay Liaison committee.
Crane said the Vancouver Police/-
Gay Liaison committee was organized in response to past incidents of
police brutality and discrimination
against gays. The committee operates as a forum for complaints and
compliments between the gay community and Vancouver police.
He said, "The committee is incident-oriented rather than issue-oriented." Both sides, Crane added,
"can now understand the motiva
tions    behind    each     other's
behavior."
He said the committee has been
enormously successful improving
relations between the Vancouver
gay community and Vancouver police.
Compared to other Canadian
cities, particularly Calgary, Vancouver's police-gay relations are the
best in Canada, he said.
Crane said he hoped other Canadian centres will notice the successful work of the Vancouver Police/-
Gay Liaison.
The speech was sponsored by the
UBC Gay/Lesbian club.
The next Vancouver Police/Gay
Liaison Committee meetings will be
Wednesday, Oct. 31 at the Public
Safety Building, 312 Main St.
Student returns
OTTAWA (CUP) — A Carleton
University graduate student is back
at school after spending over two
years in a Pakistani prison and
credits the work of Canadian students for his release.
Tariq Ahsan returned to Carleton
after a harrowing ordeal that
brought him close to death. During
his imprisonment, Carleton students lobbied Canadian and Pakistani officials for his release.
"It gives me a lot of faith in humanity," he said. "It shows that
the concern for the violation of human rights is very much there.
"I felt very deeply touched by
what the Carleton community was
doing to procure my release."
Ahsan is now finishing his Ph.D
in political science. He left the program in 1979 for health reasons and
returned to his native Pakistan.
When he regained his health, he
took a university teaching job in his
home country.
On Nov. 4, 1981 one of his colleagues was caught distributing a
pamphlet entitled "Democratic
Pakistan" and Ahsan was summoned to the police station.
For the next week, he was mentally tortured and not allowed to
sleep. For the next year, Ahsan was
dragged to the military court every
two weeks. Each time he was given
a two-week extension in prison,
handcuffed and shoved back in his
cell.
The government laid charges of
distributing and publishing seditious materials against him in 1983.
After a lengthy trial, he was found
guilty, sentenced to two years in
prison and fined $1,000 Canadian.
Ahsan was relegated to C-class
prisoner status, meaning he spent
his time in a small dark cell where
"sanitary conditions were extremely
primitive."
Through friends and letters, he
learned that Canadian students
were applying political pressure to
secure his release. He says this
knowledge helped to make the ordeal easier to endure.
Ahsan also learned the real reason for his imprisonment. Shortly
before his arrest, a group of teachers, including himself, staged a nation-wide protest against the laws
imposed in universities.
"Most of my colleagues think
this was the reason," he said, "and
I think they are right."
Upon his release in January —
two months into his two-year sen-
— kevin hall photo
WH ADDAYA MEAN I'm not old enough for UBC? Streamlining kids early is a great idea and Daddy tells me they
have a great Commerce program here. I want to market the revolutionary new diaper I've designed for 'shtick that
won't shtay' — with a flush system. We could discuss the concept over lunch . . . but would you order me a high
chair?
tence — Ahsan found it hard to believe he was free. "I had mentally
prepared myself for completing the
whole sentence," he said.
"When I got out of prison, the
first thing I wanted to do was to go
somewhere in an open field and just
have the sensation of walking along
as I liked."
Homecoming Week arrives
in extravagant flash
Bookstore finally pays up
The Alma Mater Society used
bookstore started returning books
to students Tuesday and money on
Wednesday, a day later than advertised.
The AMS bookstore originally
told people who gave it books they
would have their books or money
returned in September.
Glenna Chestnutt, AMS director
of administration and bookstore
organizer, said any students who
wanted their money on Tuesday
when it was supposed to have been
available will have it mailed to
them.
Chestnutt said the AMS had
workers working overtime for
weeks to complete the paperwork
which showed who was owed what.
"Several irate people phoned us
(about the delay)," Chestnutt said,
"but the majority were really
understanding."
She added she felt the bookstore
was a success despite its problem
and the AMS will organize another
one next year.
"But we're going to find a different way (to do it next year)," she
said.
The bookstore accepted 9000
books, she said, and sold 6000.
Our Old Alma Mater Society has
organized a weeklong extravaganza
with the hope of teaching us our
heritage.
AMS president Margaret Copping said Homecoming Week,
which starts Monday, was organized to remind students and alumni
how they have strongly influenced
the development of UBC.
The AMS wants to remind
students they prompted the
development of UBC's present
Point Grey location with the 1922
Great Trek Copping said, adding
the AMS wants to remind students
student fees paid for many campus
buildings, including War Memorial
gym and Aquatic Centre.
"We're communicating with
students," Copping said. She added
the AMS is also trying to generate
interest among UBC alumni so they
will support the university in these
economically difficult times.
"I think the university can use a
lot more public support," Copping
said.
Glenna Chestnutt, AMS director
of administration and Homecoming Week organizer, said the Homecoming Week committee is funding
the event with a $500 grant from the
AMS, $2000 in other grants and
with sales of a booklet on the AMS'
history.
The week will include displays, a
farewell to former chancellor J. V.
Clyne at the Pit Thursday night, the
Arts '20 relay Thursday, a supper
Thursday, and a dance Friday.
Copping said she did not know
why the name was chosen. Page 4
THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, October 12, 1984
Work harder
A university committee investigating procedures for dealing with
sexual harassment complaints recently ended.
The committee is now drawing up a report from its findings on
established sexual harassment procedures in other Canadian
universities.
It took the committee six months just to collect information on
the ways other universities have tactfully dealt with this problem.
The work must not end here. It took the University of Western
Ontario two years to set up its program. Simon Fraser University
already has a procedure. The University of Victoria is in the last
stages of approving its policy.
The University of Toronto has had a comprehensive system for
many years and can be sued if this help is not available to students.
The importance of continuing work to ensure that an avenue is
readily available to all those sexually harrassed at UBC cannot be
over emphasized.
Sexual harrassment is a complicated and touchy issue. Not only
does it mean physical attacks — it includes verbal jabs such as
jokes, comments, and even threats.
It involves relationships between everyone — deans, professors,
students, staff, regardless of sex, age, or race.
At present the formation of a confidential and practical procedure may not seem urgent. But the need for a place where people can turn to for help of this nature cannot be measured until the
essential service is established.
Seemingly endless negotiations between faculty, unions and
student groups will have to take place so that an acceptable system
is set up.
The time and effort of those involved will not go unnoticed
however, if even one first year female student, for example, knows
what she can do if harassment takes place.
It is imperative and will be comforting to see a permanent procedure established so that UBC can be a safe place for all.
Meares decision-making process analyzed
By RICK KLEIN
The dispute over the fate of
Meares Island, a battle between loggers and conservationists, has taken
an ominous turn.
A recent headline in the Vancouver Province points to the willingness of some local residents to
take matters into their own hands.
a long and often torturous decisionmaking process. If this process was
impartial and addressed the
legitimate concerns of all parties involved, then the above-mentioned
threats are no more than the actions
of an embittered minority.
If, however, the decision making
process was in some way biased and
weighed   against   those   seeking
The island is crown land and its use
is controlled by the B.C. Forest Service which granted cutting rights to
Macmillan-Bloedel in the 1960's.
The recent government decision
to allow logging on parts of Meares
Island was the culmination of a
three-year decision making process.
The government acted on the
recommendations of the Forest Service which proposed adopting a
multiple-use strategy for the island.
Multiple-use is an attempt to accommodate all resource users
within a given area. It allows for the
protection of recreational, aesthetic
and wildlife values where they are
seen to be important and conversely
allows for logging to take place in
areas of high timber value.
In effect it amounts to a compromise.
( f reestyle)
The Forest Service, in developing
a plan for Meares, invited all parties
to participate in the process. For instance, Macmillan-Bloedel was asked to identify areas of high timber
value. The Clayoquot indian band
was asked to identify sites of native
significance, and the friends of
Clayoquot sound were asked to
identify areas of high aesthetic and
conservation potential.
The Forest Service took this information as the basis for a cost-
benefit analysis to determine the
best overall strategy for Meares.
Cost-benefit analysis is an attempt
to quantify all values in economic
terms.
It is an open question whether an
agency in charge of the sale of
crown timber, and composed largely of industrial foresters is capable
See page 8: Environmentalists
Letters
Become 'aware' next Wednesday
A letter was received by
Macmillan-Bloedel threatening that
standing timber on the Island would
be spiked with nails. This would
make logging dangerous, and ruin
the commerical value of the timber.
Other residents talk of blocking
logging equipment.
The extremism of these actions
does not represent the feelings of
the majority of local residents. But
it points to an issue of broader
public concern.
The recent decision to log parts
of Meares Island was the product of
preservation of Meares Island then
the threat of radical action appears
to be the result of a legitimate
frustration.
When people's concerns are not
adequately addressed within the
legal system, they can be expected
to seek satisfaction outside of it.
Meares Island, located in Nuu-
chah-nulth Indian territory, is
situated by the village of Tofino,
near Pacific Rim national park. The
island is the visual backdrop of the
village and remains one of the last
unlogged landscapes in the area.
THE UBYSSEY
October 12. 1984
The Ubyssey is published Tuesday and Fridays throughout the
academic year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of British
Columbia. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and are not
necessarily those of the university administration or the AMS.
Member Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey's editorial office is
SUB 241k. Editorial department, 228-2301/2305. Advertising
228-3977/3978.
It was Charlie Fidelman who drove Debbie Lo and Deirdre Moore insane with help from Dennis Lum,
Dean Doucette and Sarah Mtltin. Chris Wong and Patti Flather thought this was great and Victor Wong
agreed. Unfortunately Robert Beyman and Rory Allen were not impressed, but Peter Prongos, Sarah
Chesterman and Gigi sent for the men in white coats anyway. Lisa Hebert, Brent Ledger and Charles
Campbell just sat and laughed hysterically.
October 17 is Awareness Day. Do
you have any questions for the
Alma Mater Society?
Your undergraduate representative^) will be there along with the
executive of AMS. Come and tell us
what you think we should be doing!
Forty-six dollars of your fees are
collected by the AMS. Are you happy with how your student society
operates?
This is your chance to have some
direct input into the affairs of the
AMS.
Senators — Having trouble during registration? There is a senate
committee with student reps looking for ways to improve it. Find out
what your senators do!
Board of governors — Who
votes on whether tuition fees go up?
Who can lobby for the continuation
of a program that may be cut?
This summer your student reps to
the board lobbied to allow students
who began a program to continue
it, even if no more students could
enrol in that particular program.
Undergrad reps to the AMS —
You should have one who votes on
student council.
President — The head of the
AMS. Anything about the AMS
you may want to know is pretty fair
game.
Director of finance — Anything
regarding the AMS finances concerns him. The AMS budget, the
Pit, or any information on budgeting for a club or undergrad society
is relevant to his office.
Director of administration —
She will be there along with her
committee. She looks after SUB,
she is organizing the student directory, Homecoming '84 and the
AMS used bookstore.
Vice President — He knows the
code and bylaws of the AMS. He is
also the chair of the AMS budget
committee.
Coordinator of external affairs
— That's me. I am chair of an open
committee that is designed to deal
with student concerns and those of
the university and community. I
also have worked with the Canadian
Federation of Students and can answer any questions about the upcoming referendum. Suggestions
for next year's Job Link should
come to me.
We really hope that you come out
and talk to us; we want your suggestions!
Nancy Bradshaw
coordinator of external affairs
Please ffl out my form
For the past three weeks we have been circulating a questionnaire
on the quality of education at UBC and related issues (it was
distributed under the name of Students Against the Budget, a name
we have since changed to Students fcr a Democratic University). The
pupose of the questionnaire is to identify some of the main concerns
of students, after which we will call a public meeting (Oct. 25) and
decide what further steps should be taken.
While the response has been good up to now, we would like to ask
all students who have hot yet done so, to fill out the questionnaire
and either send it through the campus mail (in your department) or
drop it off directly to SUB, Box 85. We have set Oct. 19 as the final
day for collation purposes. The more questionnaires that are filled
out, the more effective our voice will be.
BUI Colter
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Puppet-ness thrives
By SARAH CHESTERMAN
The Vancouver East Cultural Centre seems to attract an eclectic array of theatrical events, and this
week is no exception.
Until Oct. 13, an imaginative puppet show based on
J.R. Tolkein's The Hobbit is being presented there by
Montreal's award-winning Theatre Sans Fil (Theatre
Without strings).
The Hobbit
Theatre Sans Fil Montreal
Vancouver East Cultural Centre
The magic of The Hobbit combined with the magic
of puppets sounds like a child's delight. The puppets
themselves are delightful whether you're five or 55, but
the characterization lacks lustre and drags the show to
a boring finale.
These puppets are operated, as the company name
suggests, not with strings, but on giant rods. The five
master puppeteers, in black robes and hoods, bring the
creatures to life with an incredible swooping rapidity.
However, they fail to give the puppets personalities of
their own.
The puppets are ingenious: from tiny hero-hobbit
Bilbo Baggins and the trolls, to the spiders and elves he
encounters on his fantasy adventure.
Minimalist Adams comes to town
By CHARLIE FIDELMAN
The theatre was buzzing with voices, creaking
chairs, and the occasional cough. As people settled into their seats a general feeling of expectancy generated
excitement into the atmosphere as The Vancouver New
Music Society presents guest artists such as, composer
and conductor John Adams, vocalist Jay Clayton, and
composer Ingram Marshall.
Sounds Sensational
Conducted by John Adams
At the Vancouver East Cultural Centre
Adams, composer-in-residence with the San Francisco Symphony, is internationally known for his
music. Adams is typed as a second generation
minimalist whose music really moves. Time Magazine
billed him as the fastest-rising minimalist and potentially the most influential.
Minimalism is characterized by limited harmonies,
hypnotic repetitions, and a steady beat. The music is
accessible perhaps because many artists demystified
the minimalist mystery in music and performance
pieces: the movie Koyaanisqutsi with musical score by
Philip Glass, performance artist Laurie Anderson, and
experimental musician Brian Eno, to name a few.
Adams conducted works by Steve Reich, Ingram
Marshall as well as his own Shaker Loops and Light
Over Water. The Shaker part of the title refers to the
Shakers who inspired the piece. Shakers apparently
shake themselves into a fervor and frenzy during
religious ceremonies. The 'loops' are melodic material
assigned to the seven instruments, each of a different
length and which, when heard together, result in a constantly shifting play among the parts.
For some listeners lost in the continuous music part
three provided visual relief. The third part takes on
speed until it culminates in a wild push-pull section
that is the emotional high point.
Light Over Water did not provide the same intensity
or visual respite. Originally, it was a collaboration
which choreographer Lucinda Childs but the part performed used a multi-channel tape as a base and had
live synthesizer music on top of it. Repetetive music
can be very dull — this piece lacked the vitality of
Shakers Loop to the point of boredom.
Ingram Marshall's Fog Tropes, composed by using
fog horns an other sea sounds electronically
manipulated, was then performed to the accompaniment of live horns. It brought visions of wet days
shrouded in fog. The fog horns seemed to be conversing with the brass horns.
The fourth piece conducted by Adams was Music
for Mallet Instruments, Voice and Organ by Steve
Reich. This piece uses the process of augmentation
which creates the sense of slowing down the musical
motion.
The concert ended but the general air of expectancy
remained. The audience was promised a reception
after the show with wine and cheese. The reception
was done in any fashion other than minimalist, there
were too many varieties of cheeses, crackers, wine, and
fruit for that label.
The tall wizard Gandalf with his cascading white
beard, the grotesque trolls with their glowing eyes, and
the ball of elastic energy that is Gollum, are
remarkable artistic creations. •
Most stunning of all is the huge flying dragon, who
slowly unfolds his multi-colored wings, rises to an
enormous height, and flies toward the audience with
outstretched wings. The effect is beautiful.
The problem is the puppets do not come alive or
become characters we can love, and towards the end
one's attention wanders. The slight restlessness of the
audience — many of them children — testified to this.
One difficulty is the size of the puppets which are
obviously difficult to manoeuvre and do not transcend
their papier-mache puppet-ness. And the stereophonic
pre-recorded sound — admittedly very good for its
eerie quality — means the voices do not synchronize
with the puppets' actions.
An extravagant, colorful set would excuse the puppets their lack of character and provide visual relief,
but only a bare black stage is the backdrop.
Despite these lapses, the show is worthwhile due to
its uniqueness. After the show, as an added bonus,
puppeters Anne-Marie Blais, Raymond Carpentier,
Raynald Michaud, Jacques Trudeau and Andre Viers
invite everyone on stage to examine the puppets. This
alone is worth the admission price.
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Love, not sex, bad in Another Country
By BRENT LEDGER
Though compared to the BBC's
version of Brideshead Revisited,
Another Country has about as
much in common with that lyrical
hymn to eccentricity and elegance in
thirties Oxford as does Das Kapital
with the more charming novels of
Jane Austen.
Another Country
By Julian Mitchell
At the Bay Theatre
Both films centre on a love affair
between two young men at an elite
British public school or university.
The similarities end there.
Brideshead offers dazzling surfaces and sonorous narration. Its
camera hovers over elegant student
dinner parties, eccentric young
lords, and'lunches al fresco with
strawberries and champagne.
Another Country explores the
social, sexual, and political
dynamics behind the facade. It attempts to explain why a member of
Britain's privileged elite, Guy Bennett (loosely modeled on the British
spy Guy Burgess), should wish to
betray that elite, and should wish,
in the words of the film, "to kick it
in the teeth".
Playwright-screenwriter Julian
Mitchell's contention is that Bennett betrayed his country because
his country betrayed him — it
denied him his proper place in the
social-political structure.
In Another Country the stand-in
for that structure is a British public
school. There the elites train their
young to assume their proper place
in society. Boys dress and drill as
mock soldiers. They are politicians
as they scramble desperately for
position in closed societies and
school governing bodies, and older
boys order younger boys about with
a lack of irony that betrays the
serious intent of the game.
Our hero plays the game with the
best of them and, despite his
rebellious pose, expects his reward.
After ten years of slogging it out in
prep and public schools, Bennett
regards his election to the school's
creme de la creme, the "gods"
(presumably modeled on Cambridge's "apostles") as only his
due. His nomination is nixed,
however, by his open declaration of
love for another man.
It  is  clearly  gay  love  —  and
not gay sex — that is perceived as
the danger here. Homoeroticism
premeates the atmosphere of the
all-male school, and its sexual expression is frequent if crude.
Everybody does it but a strict code
governs the activity.
Discretion is the order of the day.
When a nosy master discovers two
boys indulging, what might have
been farce turns to tragedy, and one
of the boys hangs himself.
Discussing the matter later the
school prefects decide that the problem lay with the master: he was
not an "old boy", he didn't know .
the code. Had he been he would
have known enough not to go nosing around the school changing
rooms, because "everyone knows
what goes on there".
Homosex is all right if it stays in
the shadows; it cannot, however, be
allowed to graduate into love. Guy
has apparently "done il" with the
majority of his colleagues, but none
of them are prepared to abandon
the comforts of marriage and a firm
place in1 society for a full-time walk
on the wild side. Adolescent fumbl-
ings in the dark do not preclude
one's eventual evolution into a
pillar of family and upper crust
society. Guy's open declaration of
love for young James Harcourt
does. He "will never love women",
he's not just going through a phase,
and so on this account he is an
enemy of his own kind.
In this film, love outside the normal channels unravels the political
fabric. As an aged Bennett remarks,
reviewing   his   life   in   his   dingy
Moscow apartment (he defected in
1955): "Treason or loyalty, it's all
relative"; what's important is
"treason to what, loyalty to
whom".
Bennett's sentiments, and those
of the film, are remarkably similar
to those of another famous
homosexual, E. M. Forster. The
latter, when asked which he would
sooner betray, his country, or a
friend, he replied that he hoped he
would have the courage lo betray
his country before a friend.
Aptly enough for a film about
love rather than sex, the "love
scenes" are few in number and
remarkably inexplicit. They consist
of an intense but awkward conversation across a restaurant table and
a prolonged hug by moonlight in an
open row boat. One has to laugh.
when the Sun's Peter Wilson — indulging in a bit of gratuitous gay-
baiting — describes the film as a
"soft-hug porn tour". Were this a
straight movie it would be
distributed by Walt Disney.
Fortunately, however, these
scenes are anything but devoid of
erotic tension. Thanks largely to the
acting skill of the principals —
notably Rupert Everett as Guy —
they carry a genuine erotic charge,
and induce a welcome sense of relief
in any viewer who has suffered
through the tepid embraces of
Michael Ontkean and Harry
Hamlin in Making Love or the
joyless fucking in Ernesto.
The film is a joy to watch
throughout. The acting is on the
standard   British   model:   subtle,
restrained, with no false moves on
anyone's part. The cinematography
captures the beauty of the public
school while at the same time evoking the darker motivations of its inhabitants. The dark, rich tones of
burnished mahogany and old stone
predominate while shadows often
obscure all but the troubled faces of
the film's protagonists.
Director Marek Kanievska
handles his material with efficiency
and restraint, never idly milking a
scene for more than it's worth. First
love is conveyed by a quick exchange of glances, society's implacable hatred of homosexuals by
a reaction shot of two of its young
victims caught in the act.
Few films are both intellectually
and visually elegant. Another
Country is one of them.
By CHARLES CAMPBELL
Who did it?
Was it the Baroness, obsessed
with preserving her supply of stubby worms with which she catches
the diamond fish?
Or was it the butler, Cadbury,
desperately trying to advance his
dream of a career in the high stakes
world of dog food marketing?
Perhaps the rapacious and
beautiful Eunice Bacon is the
murderer. She is trying to prevent
photos of herself naked with
another woman and a menagerie of
farm animals from being published
in Rustler, a cattle porn magazine.
Play turns audience into detectives
Then again, Eunice's husband
Aldous Bacon (then is silent as in
high-brow) might be the culprit. Or
it could be the rosy cheeked Biff
McCall, ace vibrator repairman.
Three things are certain. T.
Frognall Dibdin, novelty inventor
to the world, is dead. The audience,
obsessed with sex the night of this
review is culpable. And the play,
currently at City Stage, is Suspect.
Suspect by name that is, not by
nature.
Dibdin, you see, has invited five
people to his home for an evening
of practical jokes. The water pistol-
bearing Dibdin wants to see how far
on
his guests will go for money.
The last joke appears to be
Dibdin, though. He tells the five
that they stand to inherit a fortune
when he dies. That happens quickly as one suspect goes the distance
to ensure his inheritance.
But what of this audience culpability? That's where the play becomes
truly diabolical.
The play begins with the audience
selecting objects that will become
clues from a black box as they are
invited to "participate in murder."
Eventually the spectators will have
an opportunity to solve the crime.
In between,  the audience pro
vides situations, occupations,
props, the means of the killing, and
unknown to itself, the murderer.
The mystery that remains
unresolved is how the actors weave
the scripted elements of the play
together with improvisation so
seamlessly, especially because they
are forced to bring so many
disparate elements together in a
satisfying conclusion. There are
weak moments, but they are sparse
and disappear in all the belly
laughs.
Colin Mochrie's performance as
Dibdin, and later as a hard-boiled
dick who really doesn't know who
the murderer is, anchors the production.
There were no weak links though,
and both Wayne Yorke as Cadbury
and Jill Daum Jr. as Eunice provide
moments of small genius.
Suspect
at City Stage
Both the piano accompaniment
and the chessboard set served the
production. And Richard Side, on
piano, was suitably Vincent Price in
his other role as the audience's
guide to the proceedings.
Most of the performers are
veterans   of   the   Vancouver
Theatresports League, the group
that has regularly packed City Stage
for its midnight improvistation contests over the last five years.
The group is, of course, behind
this production as well — the idea
growing out of a Theatresports
Hamlet. Said producer James
McLarty: "That got us wondering,
what other literary styles could
combine with improv? Well, the obvious wrong answer was the murder
mystery with its careful plotting and
rigid structure ... it couldn't
possibly work."
The reasoning is, well, suspect,
and the audience, the play and
murder itself are all better for it.
Socreds savagely satirized in Expose '84
By LISA HEBERT
Expose '84 attempts a political
approach to musical theatre. While
the content may not match the
potential, you will certainly find an
enjoyable evening of light humor
at the Firehall Theatre.
Expose '84
At the Firehall Theatre
Graffitied alterations on an
Expo '84 logo give the play its
name, and provide a pattern for its
humor: puns, snappy lines and a
generous sprinkling of song. We
follow the ventures of central
character Go-West-Young-Man as
he encounters Bilious Rennet and
the Razor Institute, among other
things.
But do not be scared off by the
political nature of the title, the
social criticism is only pun deep.   *
Firehall Theatre establishes
political, expectations of Expose
'84, claiming the musical "says 'no
thanks!' to recent restraint
measures enacted by the B.C. provincial government." Perhaps this
angle is merely to sell the $20 tickets
to political faithfuls helping the
show get off the ground.
Expose is neither educational nor
politically enlightening. Yet Art
Kube, leader of the B.C. Federation
of Labour and co-chair of Solidarity, said he enjoyed the musical
because it is important for people to
laugh at what we so often take
seriously.
There is a broad-based appeal in
this approach. Even though Expose
can be seen to trivialize the events,
it is pleasant to see the jokes and
catchy tunes spread as quickly as a
good grin. The rather naive experience of a man who tries to find
a job in world of restraint takes on
new validity in the milieu of entertainment.
Expose does more than focus on
the "Socrets" in its criticism.
Playwright Robert Youngquist indulges in commie^baiting in a
vignette with a Soviet comman-
dante, and civil servant-bashing in a
piece at the U.I.C. office. In particular, these two stereotypic scenes
contribute to the musical's liberal
analysis.
Several priceless lines such as the
claim we have "the best government the lowest bidder can offer,"
deserve credit.
Some songs are cleverly constructed leaving the audience smiling after the show. Bilious Rennet's
secretary Beatrice Bile teaches the
main character how to "Swing to
the Right," and "No No No Yes
Yes No," shows him how to
become proficient at filling out
U.I.C. forms. Suzanne Ristic sings
a witty number as she, the Kung-Fu
instructor,   chops   out   the   anti-
labour legislation in B.C.
There are only three actors in Expose, and they change roles to portray a dozen characters. Boyd Norman is slick in his performance of
Rennet, and actress Ristic shows us
a crafty bag lady.
Like the depth of political
criticism, the acting is at times
uneven. The believability of the
characters is also inconsistent. And
if Brian Linds, playing Go West,
could have hit the high notes in the
final number, the piece would have
been much more enjoyable.
Following the recent success
of Headlines Theatre's Under the
Gun, a play about the nuclear situation, Expos '84 represents a new
trend in political theatre. The
potential of introducing social comment into this medium of musical
theatre is a welcome addition to the
Vancouver scene, and hopefully we
will see more in the years to come.
While Expose '84 has its
drawbacks in presentation and content, it shouldn't be missed as an
evening of entertainment and
satirical humour.
B\ DENNIS LUM
Not much inno\ation is seen in A
Soldier's Story, but it is seen clearly
that stagcplay has influence on its
present tormat. Jewison, restricted
to working Willi a small budget of
$6 million, still manages to bring
together a wealth of film texture
and talent. It is also a compelling
story mainly through the high
degree of development for its central characters rather than for its
over-publicized emphasis of plot
and mystery. Music is an important
element in this feature — the
backwaters blues, lively and catchy,
create the mood for the picture.
In Tynin, 1944, a small and wiry
but thoroughly drunk black master
sargeant stumbles out of Big Mary's
Golden Slipper Saloon into the
town's warn evening streets just
miles from his military base. He
staggers uncontrollably into some
of the town's civilian occupants
who are mostly white. As the
veteran Sergeant Waters takes each
painstaking step towards home, we
can feel the resentment and hostility
generated by his presence from
those on the same street with him.
Before he is over the small bridge
that leads to the base, Waters is
shot dead. A- suggestion that the
Question of prejudice addressed in Jewison's new film
Klu Klux Klan might be responsible
soon proves to be a red herrihg
because the two bullets found in
Waters' body are from army
pistols.
A Soldier's Story
Directed by Norman Jewison
At the Varsity Theatre
A Harvard trained officer from
Washington is sent to investigate
the murder. Captain Davenport, as
it turns out, is also black; and the
region has never had a black officer
before. His job begins with interviews and he finds the composite of
Sgt. Waters' character very puzzling.
Sgt. Waters was a veteran of the
First World War and is widely
respected for his proper and
disciplined treatment of his men.
However, he was both loved and
hated by the men. In the frequent
flashbacks to the pieces of this tale,
Adolph Caesar gives an outstanding
performance in his portrayal of the
murdered Sgt. Waters. His is the
most difficult and complex part to
play; Sgt. Waters was a man struggling to fit where he didn't quite
belong. He was a pained man, anxious to set an example for his race,
but in the process he also alienated
himself from his heritage.
The story is based on Charles
Fuller's 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winning
play. It works on two levels Of
analysis on the topic of prejudice:
the relationship of Sgt. Waters to
his men, and the investigating
officer Davenport's overview and
judgement of the whole matter. At
each of these levels, there are relevant observations being made, but
the conclusion made in the film
does not gel them together.
Davenport has just as much to
prove as Waters did against the
racial backdrop of a southern state
but he does not solve his problem
the way Waters did. In Davenport's
analysis he questions the right of
one to judge others and to executive
those judgements. On Waters
level, it is a question of why one
must behave with expected patterns, especially in the pattern of
racial archetype exhibited by some
of his own men.
So he blames a white lieutenant:
"It's your fault. You made me
black. I'm sick of it"; and at
another time, he' tells the very
likeable black Private C. J. Memphis, "You're the Monkey King,
the Yessir boss-boy, scrapin' and
smilin'.   I   don't   want   our   race
cheated by fools like you." Waters
is very much ashamed of his own
race at times but realizes that he
himself is no more different. He is
very insecure despite the unfaltering
image he presents.
This is a story of one's prejudice
against one's own kind in reaction
to the prejudice that affects oneself
in general.
There are many cast members
from the original stage production
including Adolph Caesar. Howard
E. Rollins, from 1982's Ragtime,
plays the part of the young Capt.
Davenport.
A Soldier's Story is thought pro
voking with just the right balance of
fun to make it enjoyable. It is also a
much better picture than "Lords of
Discipline" which is another recent
film about prejudice in a military
academy.
Production quality is good and
quite typical of Norman Jewison.
Because of the staginess in some sequences (it is, after all, based on a
play) careful use of lighting and
cinematography adds more to the
movie. The enhanced Dolby sound
reproduction at the Varsity is particularly good. Music is a source of
humour in this film as well as a
mood setter. A Soldier's Story is a
well-made and polished production.
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Environmentalists unhappy
From page 4
of performing a fair cost — benefit
analysis. For instance, how will
aesthetic concerns be weighed
against the value of standing
timber?
But the problem goes deeper. If
one is in favor of preserving Meares
Island as a wilderness park it makes
no sense to identify areas of low,
medium, or high conservation
potential. To a conservationist the
island as a whole has high park potential, to talk of anything less is inviting logging.
Here lies the heart of the problem. A wilderness proposal is incompatible with logging in any
form. And with the adoption of a
cost-benefit framework some form
of logging was a foregone conclusion on Meares.
It seems then, that given the decision making model employed by the-
Forest   Service,   a  park  proposal
stood little chance of success.
This is not to say that multiple-
use, and the compromise it entails,
is not a valuable method of conflict
resolution. Yet its use across the
board will ensure that no new
wilderness areas are created in
British Columbia.
Cost-benefit analysis involves
decision making according to the~
economics of the marketplace, and
confuses solving the problem with
finding the solution to it. In the give
and take of a multiple use solution,
the compromise arrived at is probably satisfactory to none of the
parties involved.
Both the environmental and logging interests see the final plan as being worse than some other alternative, and they are both probably
right. The only consolation is that
for either party it could be worse.
But as political theorist Joseph
Tussman wrote, "if compromise is
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good."
Obviously compromise has its
place, but it can often lead to the
elimination of those qualities of
daring, imagination and simplicity
that lead to real solutions. In the
case of Meares Island what is needed are those same qualities of daring and imagination to place the
village of Tofino and the long-term
value of a park proposal above the
short-term demands of the
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Rick Klein is a writer concerned
that democracy in environmental
decisions is being bypassed. Freestyle is a column open to Ubyssey
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THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, October 12, 1984
TODAY
CHINESE STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION
Squash/racquet ball — all members welcome, 8:45
p.m. to 10:15 p.m., Winter Sports Centre.
INTRAMURALS
Bookstore 3 on 3 basketball tourney registration
ends, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., War Memorial gym 203.
LE CLUB FRANCAIS
Conversation    meeting,    noon,    International
House.
NEWMAN CATHOLIC CLUB
Soup kitchen — cup of soup 35 cents, all friends
welcome, noon, St. Mark's College basement.
INTRAMURALS
French open tennis tourney, registration ends, 9
a.m. to 3 p.m., War Memorial gym 203.
EAST INDIAN STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION
Games night, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Games room,
SUB.
INTRAMURALS
Run the united way, weekly Friday noon run, $1
donation made to United Way campaign, 12:35'
p.m., SUB race centre.
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FOR YOUR GOOD TIMES
DINNER DELIVERED?
Call Candia Taverna
Traditional Greco-Roman Cuisine
4510 West 10th Avenue
Open Sunday through Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Friday and Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
For reservations and delivery: 228-9612 - 228-9513
Try Candia Taverna's carefully prepared Greek dishes, from such standards
as .Mousaka, Souvlakias grilled carefully to your tastes, Greek Salads
smothered with Feta Cheeses, to specially prepared Kalamaria brought to
your table piping hot and delicious. Sample the large selection of Greek and
Italian appetizers: Kotosoupa, Tzanziki, Homus, Italian Salad rich with Moz-
zarella. Candia Style sauces prepared for the Lasagna, Spaghetti and
Tortellini are great favourites, as are the wide varieties of pizzas. The chef
lovingly creates daily specials such as spinach pizza and BBQ Chicken for
your appreciation. A friendly staff member welcomes each customer at the
door and insures that a visit at Candia Taverna is a memorable one. And to
the delight of the customers, each Friday and Saturday evening dancers
perform their Dance Oriental.
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INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
Folk night, with Nickelsilver — old time and
British Isles string band music, fully licensed,
cost $1.50, 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.. International
House.
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GRADUATE STUDENT SOCIETY
Present dancing, everyone welcome, 8 p.m. to 1
a.m., Grad centre ballroom.
GAYS AND LESBIANS OF UBC
General meeting to discuss constitution, noon,
SUB 215.
INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS
Information interviews for available internships in
public relations, ESL teaching, research, writing,
computer programming, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily,
Brock Hall.
YES COMMITTEE ON CFS REFERENDUM
Meeting of committee, noon, SUB 213.
AMS ART GALLERY
Ceramics art show by Bill Gibbons, 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. daily, AMS Art Gallery, SUB.
SATURDAY
INTRAMURALS
Grand Prix cycle, free, 10 a.m., SUB race centre.
UBC WATER POLO CLUB
Practice, 5 p.m., Aquatic centre.
SUNDAY
LUTHERAN CAMPUS CENTRE
Evening prayer, 7 p.m., Mondragon: A paradigm
for co-operative living, with Dr. Paul Richter,
7:30 p.m., Lutheran Campus Centre.
ORIENTEERING UBC
Orienteering event at University Hill secondary
school, beginners welcome, 10 a.m., University
Hill secondary school.
MARANATHA CHRISTIAN CLUB
Sunday praise and worship, 10 a.m., SUB 212.
UBC WATER POLO CLUB
Practice especially for beginners, 5 p.m.,
Aquatic Centre.
MONDAY
GRADUATE STUDENTS' SOCIETY
Svend Robinson, MP for Burnaby, speaking on
student politics, noon, Garden room, Grad student centre.
UNDERCOVER UBC
Final photo session, last chance to play in game
one, new members welcome, bring $1 photo fee,
noon, SUB 119.
AMS ART GALLERY
Ceramics art show by Bill Gibbons, 10 a.m. to 4
p.m., Art Gallery in SUB.
TUESDAY
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS
Open  sharing  meeting,   newcomers  welcome,
noon, conference room, Lutheran Campus Centre.
HEWITT BOSTOCK MEMORIAL LECTURE
Architecture tecture by Selwyn Goldsmith, consultant on housing for the disabled, U.K. department of the environment, The Barrier-Free
Movement: The Obstacles to Implementation,
noon, Laserre 102.
PRE-MED SOCIETY
Lecture on emergency medicine by Or. Shubert
(emergency department UBC), noon, Woodward 1.
AMS ART GALLERY
Ceramics art show by Bill Gibbons, 10 a.m. to 4
p.m., Art Gallery SUB.
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Classified ads are payable in advance. Deadline is 10:30 a.m. the day before publication.
Publications, Room 266, S.U.B., UBC, Van., B.C. V6T2A5
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Charge Phone Orders over $10.00. Call228-3977
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COMING EVENTS
Eleven Leading Scientists;
Debate on film
CREATION OR
EVOLUTION
FREE
Sat., October 13, 1984
2 shows: 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Cinema
Robson Square Media Centre
800 Robson Street
Enq. 733-5991
A   Centre   for   French-
Speaking British
Columbians
and all interested in Franco-Columbian life
in the Vancouver region. Proposed for the
City of Vancouver and the Lower
Mainland, a centre for education and
cultural activity — open to everyone.
Speakers include M.M. Yves Bajard and
V. Ligeon.
Meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 16
12:30 p.m. Scarfe 1227
THE VANCOUVER INSTITUTE
Free Public Lecture
Dr. A.R. Dobell, president,
Institute for Research on
Public Policy
ECONOMICS AND
POLITICS IN
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward
Building, Saturday, Oct. 13
at 8:15 p.m.
11 - FOR SALE - Private
MUST SELL! Twin bed/headboard, stereo
cab., davenport couch, desk, legal file cab.,
tv stand, B&W TV for parts, folding chairs.
Great for students. 684-8070 eves.,
wkends.
FOR SALE: Brand new bianchi 3, 21" with
accessories. Bought $550. Will sell for $400.
263-8281 or 682-5431. (Leave message for
Mandy.)
ONE-WAY TICKET Vancouver to London,
England. Male for Nov. 2nd. $350.00.
921-7508.
CANDY APPLE REDI 81 Honda Passport.
Great shape. Great mileage. $800 261-2392
SINGLE BED, handmade pine frame. $45.
Takes long (80 in.) mattress. Peter,
732-0371 or 731-7255.
ITS A BEATERI Girls 19 inch bicycle one
gear. Great for the between classes trek.
$25 228-0885 after 7 p.m.
JVC SA-3 MINISPEAKERS, for your
Walkman or Ghetto Blaster as new for $75.
Kelly 224-0563 evenings.
HALLOWEEN COSTUMES - local,theatre
group closed down. Sacrificed at $&-$10
max. Must sell 224-9700, 224-9869,
224-9706. Now!!!
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FOR SALE - Private
GETAWAY VAN! 77 Ford nicely camperized
well equiped, good cond. Leaving country.
No reas. offer refused. 684-4000 after 7
p.m.
WANTED TO BUY!! Old records: scratched
or unscratched. Call Al before 9 a.m. or
Sat. all day 228-0995.
MUST SELL: Suzuki 50 motorcycle, 1 Vi yrs.
old, 8,100 km, $1.20 fill up. Great cond!
$400O.B.O. 731-6604.
"FUZZ BUSTER" for sale. Top-line Cobra,
like Escort. Dash visor mount. Ph.
921-9118. Mon-Fri. 9-10 pm
ONE-WAY TICKET Vancouver to Toronto
Male, Dec, $150 734-1125.
15 - FOUND
FOUND: Men's digital watch during registration wk. around War M. Gym. Identify
at registrar's office.
20 - HOUSING
HOW ABOUT SHARED OWNERSHIP IN
A HOME? Look into owning a home with a
friend or friends. Contact me for how it
works; I have prepared very workable
details - better than renting. Good choice of
2 to 5 br. homes. Elizabeth Hopkins
943-5955 Block Brothers Realty 943-7441.
AVAILABLE NOW OR NOV. 1 1 Bedroon
in shared house just outside gates. Call
266-0769, Shannon.
25 - INSTRUCTION	
LSAT, GMAT, MCAT preparation. Call
National Testing 738-4618. Please leave
message on tape if manager is counselling.
30 - JOBS
HELP WANTED. P/T caring for one-yr-old
in Kits home. Flexible day-time hrs. 3-4
times/wk. Prefer female 20-40. 733-6810.
35 - LOST
LOST. Gold Seiko ladies watch between
MacMillan Bldg. & Sub on Oct. 9 Contact
Kim 922-1951.
SHOW SOME HONESTY. Lost white, nylon
& cotton Anba-made jacket at Forestry
undercut dance. Reward. 224-0120 aft. 6 or
208 Brock Hall.
40 - MESSAGES
UBC GRAD Gordon Gram would like to
hear from anyone who has recently been in
Cuba. 524-6025.
WANTED: Author seeking people whose
parents are divorced to interview for forthcoming book. Must be 12 years or older.
Interviews confidential. Write Box 978 Station F, Toronto, N4Y 2N9.
FEMALE BLOOD DONORS
You are at greater risk of developing
IRON DEFICIENCY.
If you do not exerecise regularly, you can
get your iron status monitored for FREE at
the B.C. Sports Medicine Clinic. Please
call Lynne at 228-4600 or 228-4045
(messages! for more info.
ALPHA PHI loves our pledges — all the best
you guys!!!
ALPH  DELTS AND ALPHA  PHIS do as
the Romans do at U.B.C.
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MODE COLLEGE of Hairdressing Et Barber
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80 - TUTORING
NEED HELP with English or a review of
high school math? Experienced tutor
available 733-3135.
85 - TYPING
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factums, letters, manuscripts, resumes,
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ExUhik
Director's choice: Mixed media exhibit
selected by retiring Vancouver Art Director
Luke Rombout, until Oct. 28, Vancouver Art
Gallery, 750 Hornby St., 682-5621.
Jiri Kolar — Poetry of Vision, Poetry of Silence: Collages by internationally-known
Czech artist, until Oct. 21, Vancouver Art
Gallery.
Brancusi — The Sculptor as Photographer: 50 silver prints by this great figure in the
development of modern art, until Oct. 21,
Vancouver Art Gallery.
Bob Steele, So Far. . .: Retrospective of this
important Vancouver photographer and
drawer, Sept. 19-Oct. 21, Burnaby Art
Gallery. 6344 Gilpin St., 291-9441.
The Clifford E. Lee Collection of Inuit Wall-
Hangings, until Oct. 13, UBC Fine Arts
Gallery. 228-2759.
Three decades of ceramics made in the
David Lambert studio, Cartwright street
Gallery, Granville Isle.
Art Talk-Gail Scott: "Ideology, Feminism
and Language," Oct. 15 Contemporary Art
Gallery, 555 Hamilton St.
Rock and Roll/Neil Wedman: Original
musical ambience employed using taped
tracks enhance the atmosphere to these
peculiar artworks handing in the space. Opens
Tues. Oct. 2, until Oct. 27. Contemporary Art
Gallery, 555 Hamilton St., 687-1345.
Margaret Randall/Photographs from
Nicaragua: An exhibition of 62 black and
white photographs documenting life in
Nicaragua from 1979 to 1983. Shows persona!
life amongst an atmosphere of political strife.
Showing until Nov. 4, Presentation House,
333C Chesterfield Ave., N. Van. 986-1351.
Bill Bissett/Fires in the Tempul: B.C.
Federation of Writers is sponsoring a poetry
reading to celebrate Bisset's Retrospective Exhibition, Oct. 31, 8:00 p.m., Vancouver Art
Gallery, fourth floor. $3.00 admission.
David Lambert/Vancouver's First Potter:
Exhibition of ceramics including mass produced pots as well as-one-of-a-kind pieces and
prints. Showing until Nov. 3, Cartwright St.
Gallery, 1411 Cartwright St., Granville Island.
Studio Pottery: Where Is It Going?: A
series of three lectures focusing on contemporary studio potteries around the world.
Vancouver studios, Oct. 9, Oriental studios,
Oct. 16, European Studios, Oct. 23. All at
Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Rm.
230. Fee $2.00 per lecture.
Vancouver Sketch Club: A popular juried
exhibition containing new works. Oct. 9-20.
Park Royal, South Mall. Vancouver Art
Gallery: Exhibition tours available to public
10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tues. to Fri. Admission $2.00, free on Tues.
Carnegie Centre (401 Main Street,
665-2220): Brush paintings by Johnny Chong
and his son, John-Boy. Both artists will
demonstrate their technique on rice paper.
Oct. 7-19, 7:30 p.m.
Chinese Cultural Centre (50 E. Pender St.,
687-0729): Exhibition of Chinese-Canadian
Visual Art, featuring works of more than 30
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artists. Some items will be on sale to raise
money for the completion of the centre's
Multipurpose Hall. Excellent chance to pick
up trimmings for your domicile. Oct. 28 opening.
Presentation House (333 Chesterfield Ave.,
N. Van., 986-1351): "Deliberations: arranged
images in photography" with 31 pieces by
various North American artists. You won't
find anything like these on our news pages.
Oct. 11-Nov. 4, 7:30-10:00 p.m.
Surrey Art Gallery (13750-88th Ave., Surrey, 596-1515): Painting, sculpture, and collage works by Patricia Kushner. Most works
are inspired by views and impressions of
various cities. Walk through to the sound of
original music by Hildegaard Westerkarnp.
Oct. 4-28, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Vancouver East Cultural Centre (1395
Venables St., 254-9578): "Movimento con
Rubato", paintings in mixed media by Jean
Higinbotham. See what one woman can do
with ink, oilsticks, acrylics, and pastels. Sept.
16-Oct. 20, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Centre Cultural Colombien (795 W. 16th
Ave., 874-9105): Paintings by Pamela Holl
Hunt, who approaches her work with francophone symbolism. Her exhibit opens Oct.
11 at 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 16: Oberhausen Tournee II, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 17: Sade, or the 120 Days of Sodom,
7:30 p.m.
Cinema 16 (SUB auditorium, 228-3698) Oct.
15: Gaslight, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
SUBFilms (SUB auditorium, 228-3697) Oct.
12-14: The Right Stuff, 8 p.m. Oct.  18-21:
Local Hero.
Vancouver East Cinema (7th and Commercial, 253-5455) Oct. 12: An American in Paris,
7:30 p.m.; Singing in the Rain, 9:35 p.m. Oct.
13: Diner, 7:30 p.m.; Famme, 9:30 p.m. Oct.
14: Gone With The Wind, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15:
Night of the Iguana, 7:15 p.m.; The Sandpiper, 9:30 p.m. Oct. 16: Blow Up, 7:30 p.m.;
Zabriskie Point, 9:30 p.m. Oct. 17: Julius Caesar, 7:15 p.m.; Romeo and Juliet, 9:25 p.m.
Oct. 18: The Philadelphia Story, 7:30 p.m.;
North By Northwest, 9:25 p.m.
Haze
Campus Sounds
Benefit Concert featuring: Alexandra
Browning, Soprano, Paul Douglas, flute, Eric
Wilson, cello, accompanied on piano by:
Phillip Tillotson and Gaye Alcock, Oct. 16,
8:00 p.m. Recital Hall, Music Building.
Clubbing Around Town
Banda   Dahki:   Brazilian   music,   Oct.   5-6,
Waves:   boogie,  rock,  comedy,  jazz,  Oct.
12-13.  The Classical Joint, 231  Carrall St.,
689-0667.
Vancouver New Music 1984-85 season's
opening concert under guest composer John
Patrick Webb: noon-hour organ recital series!, Oct. 17, 12:10 .m., Christ Church Cathedral.
Vancouver Chamber Ensemble: with Elizabeth Volpe on harp, Oct. 21, 8 p.m., Ryerson
Church, 2195 W. 45th.
An Evening of Jewish Music: bring the
whole family, bring the kids, music on Jewish
themes, Oct. 21, 8 p.m., Vancouver Academy of Music, 1270 Chesnut.
Public Image Limited/D.O.A.: what a mix,
Johnny Rotten and Joey Shithead, Oct. 14,
War Memorial Gym, tickets at AMS Box Office.
Masterpiece Music: performing works by
Haydn and Schubert, Oct. 14, 2:30 and 8 p.m.
PANGO PANGO (UNS) — Daily Blah reporter Paira Muffins has
been indentified by blorg police as a
carrier of tweens, a strange disease
which has plagued this paradise for
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Pacific Cinematheque (1155 W. Georgia,
732-6119) Oct. 12: Highlights of the history of
Animation, 7:30 p.m.; Cartoon Concerts:
Oct. 13, Charles Samu, infamous animation
person, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 15: Oberhausen Tournee I — Films by
and about Women, 7:30 p.m.
Dancemakers — A Cause For Special
Celebration: James Kudelka and Karen
Jamieson Rimmer choreographers, under the
artistic direction of Carol Anderson and
Patricia Fraser. Known for its inventive and
broad range of repertoire, "dynamic and high-
energy dancing". Oct. 26 Er 27 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are $7 students, Vancouver East
Cultural centre.
Fortier Danse Creation: the terror of Quebec modern dance with his eight member
company, a new wave choreographer, Oct.
12-13, 8 p.m., SFU Theatre, 291-3516.
Toronto Dance Theatre: dynamic modern
dance company, Oct. 16-18, Vancouver East
Cultural Centre, 1895 Venables, 254-9578.
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THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, October 12, 1984
Algonquin College rag shut down by council
OTTAWA (CUP) — Determined
to keep the presses rolling, the staff
of Algonquin College's student
newspaper, Impact, are fighting the
student council's decision to shut
down the weekly publication.
About three editors and 15
reporters plan to publish the paper
as regularly as possible with advertising revenue and donations. They
have gathered nearly 1,400
signatures on a petition demanding
the paper's control be returned to
the staff and that the four paid staff
members fired be reinstated.
The Algonquin student council
executive changed the locks on the
Impact office doors Oct. 1 and
posted a sign on the door which said
the Impact had been "officially
shut down."
Conflict between the newspaper
staff and the council has been brewing since the summer, when the
council   executive   dissolved   the
newspaper's board of directors,
repealed the staff's constitution and
hired a communications manager.
"The council executive has no
concept of freedom of the press and
what's just and decent in this
world," said Impact editor Andy
Kolasinski.
Council members say "gross insubordination," the paper's alleged
poor quality and refusal to comply
with "directives" issued by the
council's communications
manager, Jean-Paul Murray, prompted the executive to close the
newspaper. The executive members
were elected on a platform of increasing communication with the
college's 9,000 full-time students.
The directives, set by the executive and begrudgingly agreed to
by Impact's editor, include weekly
profiles of student leaders, a "good
news" column, photo funnies,
crossword puzzles and columns on
careers, garage mechanic tips and
answering students' personal problems.
"Council doesn't want to publish
a newspaper at Algonquin, it wants
to publish mush," said Canadian
University Press president Andre
Picard. "Their new mandate calls
for no accountability on the part of
the council at all. That's no way to
improve communications, that's a
way of stifling debate and
democracy."
Sylvain Rocque, Algonquin student vice-president finance, said the
council plans to start publishing its
own version of the Impact in
November with a new staff willing
to fulfill its demands. He added
former staff members are free to
reapply for editorial positions.
Rocque, along with student president Daniel Carriere and student
vice-president Richard Lanoue,
decided at an informal meeting to
fire Impact's paid staff and change
the locks on the door. They informed the communications manager of
their decision in the college's corridor.
Carriere and Lanoue refused to
return calls to their offices. Rocque
claimed the executive has the power
to make such decisions and that the
firings complied with the Employment Standards Act.
Rocque denied the council's decision usurped the staff's democracy
and infringes on Algonquin's
freedom of the press.
"The newspaper is owned by the
student union and we should have
full say over its operations," Rocque said. "I don't think a
newspaper needs to run
democratically.
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