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^ Vol. IjglC No. 61 VANCOUVER, B.C., TUESDAY, AAARCH 13, 1979 °^^»48    228-2301
'Errant' club
gets SACked
WHAT MAKES JUST as much noise as a B.C. Federation of Labor rally,
but with only a tenth of the crowd size? The Vancouver Symphony, of
course. The orchestra was swelled to 250 by the addition of the Vancouver
Bach Choir (see tonsil-displaying singers in background). Combined forces
—kerry regisr photo
practised Beethoven's Missa Solemnis to an Orpheum Theatre Saturday
empty but for photog equipped with earplugs. Orchestra played well,
however, and Beethoven did not roll over.
Judge finds uranium mining a hot issue
provincial court judge in Rossland
gave three Genelle men an absolute
discharge Friday after finding them
guilty of obstructing a highway in a
protest against uranium exploration.
In handing down his decision,
Judge Bruce Josephson said that
according to the law he had to find
the three men guilty. But he added
that he had a high regard for their
integrity and motivation.
Judge Josephson said evidence in
the case clearly indicated that pro
vincial and federal legislation
governing uranium mining and
exploration was "woefully
inadequate to the point of being
The evidence brought forward at
the trial showed the existing
regulations to be inadequate in protecting the public, said the judge,
and the exploration crew chiefs
seemed unaware of the health
hazards of radiation to themselves,
their crews and the community.
Judge Josephson said he hopes
the provincial inquiry into uranium
Brain drain damages
Canadian research
OTTAWA (CUP) — Canada is
losing long-established scientists
and not gaining new ones in many
areas because of poor research
funding and lack of employment
opportunities, says a prominent
Canadian scientist.
John Kucharczyk, of the
Canadian Federation of Biological
Sciences, says the natural sciences
are losing graduate students and
that many researchers are being
lured to better prospects in the
United States due to eight years of
research underfunding.
In the U.S., he says, the average
researchers funded by the National
Science Foundation can employ 1.5
technicians. In Canada, researchers
funded by the comparable body
have only enough money to employ
one technician at half-time.
Similarly, the average research
grant given by the National Institute of Health in the U.S. is
$56,000, when calculated on the
same basis as Canadian grants. The
average grant from Canada's
Medical Research Council is less
than half that amount — $21,054.
The Canadian Medical Association Journal has estimated Canada
has lost 400 established biomedical
researchers since 1970, Kucharczyk
"Canadian researchers are either
moving south or strongly considering it. The temptation is exceedingly strong right now."
And, although the government
will need thousands of new
researchers to meet its research
goals, it is actually losing graduate
students in the natural sciences,
says Kucharczyk.
The Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairmen
recently predicted that since the
number of graduate students and
the number of doctorates awarded
in chemistry have both dropped
steadily since 1972, there will be a
shortage of researchers in chemistry
in three to four years, he says.
And the Biological Council of
Canada recently reported that the
number of doctorates awarded in
the physical and applied sciences
have dropped 45 per cent since
See page 8: RESEARCH
mining, which began in Vancouver
last week, will help solve problems
in regulating the industry.
The three men — Herb McGregor, Eric Taylor and Brent Lee
— were charged with obstructing a
highway July 10 after a half-day
confrontation with representatives
of Manny Consultants, the mining
exploration company working in
the Genelle area.
The confrontation was one of
several that summer at a barricade
erected by residents in an attempt to
halt uranium exploration.
In his decision, the judge said the
president of Manny Consultants
had been warned in 1977 that he
was drilling and blasting close to
the Genelle community's water
supply, and that he had deliberately
deceived the court when he said he
was unaware of the fact until last
July's confrontation.
During the trial, which lasted two
days last October and one day in
January, defence lawyers for the
three men argued that Manny
Consultants was committing a
common nuisance by endangering
the health, safety and comfort of
the community by exposing it to the
hazards of radiation.
Judge Josephson ruled that the
nuisance law pertains to present
danger, and not to the potential
danger arising from extended
radiation exposure. He added,
however, that he was impressed by
the qualifications and testimonies
of defence witnesses who cited
evidence of the increased risk to
health from exposure to low levels
of radiation.
One witness, Dr. Bob Woolard
of the B.C. medical association
environmental health committee,
listed cancer and genetic damage as
two delayed-effect diseases linked
See page 2: JUDGE
A UBC political club got its
wrists slapped Monday by the
student administrative commission
and have had their table-booking
privileges taken.away for violating
a SUB building policy.
SAC decided Monday to prohibit
the Norman Bethune club from
using their table in the SUB foyer as
a disciplinary action after the club's
meeting last Monday.
The club had requested the rental
of the conversation pit in SUB for
an open meeting about the Chinese
invasion of Vietnam but were
turned down by SAC as it was
against the AMS' building policy.
"We had no idea that it would be
denied," said club representative
Dave Fuller.
The club then reorganized their
meeting and decided to have it in
front of their table in SUB, said
"We had our club table and we
thought we'd have our meeting
there. As far as handing out leaflets
went we were extremely polite," he
A crowd of about 75 people
gathered in front of the.table and
halfway through the meeting a
member of SAC demanded that the
club stop passing out leaflets and
adjourn the meeting, said Fuller.
"We thought that this move was
high-handed," he said.
SAC then requested that representatives from the club attend the
next commission meeting.
After much discussion SAC
carried the motion, "be it resolved
that the table booking privileges of
the Norman Bethune club be
suspended until March 18."
SAC secretary Sally Thorne, who
voted against the motion, said the
move to take disciplinary action
against the club is a move to show
the commission's power and is not
in the best interests of the students.
"It seems to me the SAC is
saying, 'how dare you hold a forum
when we said that you couldn't,' "
said Thorne.
Fuller accused SAC of being discriminatory in its disciplinary
"I know plenty of instances
where there are rule breakings, like
the engineers throwing people into
the pond. People are offended by
that but they're not hauled up onto
the carpet," said Fuller.
SAC member Marlea Haugen
said SUB is not the place for soap
box speeches. "We'd have complete and utter chaos if every group
were allowed to violate this rule,"
she said.
Fuller said the club was told by
SAC that they did not want a
See page 2: SAC
Lonely hacks sing the blues
As the clock slowly ticked toward the magic hour
of one o'clock the anxious crowd of six at the Alma
Mater Society annual general meeting Monday
waited with bated breath.
Then suddenly, nothing happened! There was no
AMS president, no external affairs officer, no
finance director and no quorum. But the hearty
troop, chaired by SRA secretary-treasurer Pam
Rosengren, waded through the business of approving
the AMS auditor-general's report, the president and
general manager's reports and the society's expenditure budget.
Student senator Dave Coulsen, one of the many
students who took time out from their busy schedule
to come to the meeting, said it was easier to get
people out for a general meeting when the AMS
hired a band for it.
He said the last time he could remember having the
2,300 person quoarum necessary for an AMS general
meeting was in 1976 when the AMS hired the rock
band Trooper to play to attract students.
Coulsen said although the meetings have recently
had poor turnouts, they are important to allow
students accessibility to the AMS.
"Since access is so heavily denied on this campus
at least students can get some from their own
society," said Coulsen.
Monday's meeting came after an unsuccessful
attempt last week failed because of lack of quorum.
This Monday's gathering was empowered to-approve
the auditor-general's report, the president and
general manager's reports and the AMS expenditure
Coulsen said the lack of attendance was probably
due to poor advertising by the AMS.
Bruce Armstrong, student board of governors representative, who did not attend the meeting, said
hiring a band for the general meeting would
probably get more people to attend.
Armstrong said the 1976 meeting that Trooper
played at also gave away a trip to London, England
to attract an audience,
He said the AMS spent more than $3,500 on
publicizing the 1976 meeting. Page 2
Tuesday, March 13, 1979
SAC oppresses
freedom of speech
From page 1
"Hyde Park" atmosphere in the
building, referring to London's
famous bastion of public debates.
"But people, (who attended the
event) said that they thought
regardless of whether or not they
agreed with the politics they
thought it was a good idea," Fuller
No students outside of SAC have
complained about the event, said
But commission member Steve
Jung said that he had heard
complaints from students who had
termed the event "disgusting."
SAC was given notice of the
club's intent to use the SUB foyer
as their meeting place and the commission members had had time to
respond as the event was advertised
in The Ubyssey, said Fuller.
"We'd advertised in The Ubyssey
so SAC knew about it."
"It is a discriminatory action if
the motion is passed. I think it's
like using a hammer to kill a fly,"
said Fuller.
Jung said that he feels that it is
not the duty of SAC members to
scan The Ubyssey for club events.
"We can't see any reasonable
cause for all the fuss that SAC is
making. If they can see that we're
going to break a rule they could tell
us," said Fuller.
Thorne said that the building
policy should be more flexible in
such an instance.
"I don't see our building policy
as the Ten Commandments, it's
just a policy," she said.
Judge refuses fo
burn protesters
From page 1
with low-dose radiation from
A government study has already
found dangerous levels of radiation
in a number of homes in the area.
The judge said that no one could
question the credibility or integrity
of the three men and added that he
did not regard their offence as
serious. He quoted chief justice
Friednan of the Manitoba court of
appeal as saying that a free society
places responsibility on its citizens
and   that   civil   disobedience   has
proved a benefit to society in the
past. It must be peaceful, however,
and the instigator must pay the
penalty, Friednan has said.
Defence lawyer Leo McGrady
said that he was pleased with the
absolute discharge, but was disappointed with the guilty verdict.
Pango Pango(UNS)—At a meeting
held Monday, the silly audacious
chickens decided to cancel freedom
of speech. Expecting nothing but
silence after the proclamation, they
were surprised when no one took
them seriously.
Are you considering a teaching career?
Attend the informational meeting
1:00 P.M
The Directors of UBC's Elementary and Secondary teacher education
programs will be present to answer your questions on:
— job opportunities in teaching
— one year programs for graduates of other faculties
— entrance requirements
Graduate Student Centre
at 12:30 p.m.
in the Ballroom at the Centre
The Board of Directors will recommend to the membership
constitutional changes in accordance with the new Societies
Act of British Columbia.
Constitutional amendments and the Financial Statement for
1978 are available in the Centre office.
Discussion: Associate Membership to the University Staff.
NOMINATIONS are now being accepted for four positions on
the Board of Directors of the Graduate Student Centre.
Nomination forms are available at the Centre office, until
Tuesday, March 20, 1979, at 4:30 p.m.
Representatives of Inuit, Dene and Yukon
Indians to speak on their concept of nation and
native rights, with response by
Gregory Baum and Terry Anderson.
Thursday, March 15, at 12:30 in SUB 125
We major in taste.
Our brewmastdr's finest achievement Tuesday, March 13, 1979
Pag* 3
Socred spending policy attacked
Government considers highways
a greater priority than education,
an NDP MP said Friday.
"Their idea of providing better
access to universities is putting
better blacktop in," said New
Westminster MP Stu Leggatt.
He added that although the
government needs more money to
properly finance education, they
are not using the proper approach.
"You don't get the money by
giving away shares," said Leggatt.
He also told 30 people in SUB
207 that he is disappointed by the
tremendous lack of sympathy in
Canada for individual rights.
"There's a feeling that we don't do
those kinds of things (discrimination) in Canada," said Leggatt.
. He said the RCMP participates in
activities such as burning barns to
prevent political meetings and
issuing false communiques during
elections, activities that would
cause a great public outcry in the
U.S. The Canadian people are not
outraged because of their respect
for the RCMP, he said.
"The RCMP is an institution in
Canada, like the queen and like
He said the RCMP is convinced
they can go to excess because their
hearts are pure.
Leggatt also said he has serious
doubts about the bill the federal
government is currently pushing
through parliament which would
allow the federal government to call
provincial referenda. The bill is designed, he said, to ensure that the
Quebec referendum on separation
is conducted fairly. If the federal
government feels the question
asked in the Quebec referendum is
unfair, they could "call another
referendum, said Leggatt.
But the bill would give the
government more sweeping powers
concerning referenda, he said. "It
allows the government to go to the
people on any issue dealing with the
Leggatt added that having the
referendum   option  would   be   a
powerful political weapon. "The
guy who has the question controls
the answer, and it is so easy to use
the question dishonestly. Referendum democracy does not protect
the rights of the minority."
He said the present system of
government is more fair and allows
the people to express their views on
government policy every four years
by throwing them out.
Leggatt said he would support a
minority Progressive Conservative
government after the next federal
election if they promised not to
stifle PetroCan and if they kept
Sinclair Stevens out of the cabinet.
Leggatt has switched from
federal to provincial politics and
ONE TRACK MIND is not the case with this gear as he studies a solar-
powered choo-choo constructed by electrical engineers and displayed at
the Engineers' Ball last Saturday night at PNE's Food Building. Ball at-
—mike mong photo
tracted 600 couples and display attracted second place in contest. Model
will be installed as transportation system from B lot as soon as medicine
faculty perfects experiment to clone miniature students.
'Unions challenge freedom of press'
There can be no freedom of the
press if unions do not allow
newspapers to publish, Lord Lloyd
of Hampstead told a Vancouver
Institute audience Saturday.
"The most solidly entrenched
principle of freedom of the press is
lost if you don't have newspapers,"
said Hampstead, who has been
involved as a barrister in the United
Kingdom in numerous court cases
dealing with newspapers.
"The press is under great financial stress. It is overmanned
and, except in the view of those
who work on it, overpaid.
Newspapers must have propietors
who can make them financially
viable," he said in the instructional
resources centre.
Hampstead said the financial
crisis is having tremendous impact
in Great Britain, where three of the
six national weeklies and six of the
seven national dailies are running in
"Newspapers are disappearing
and it is virtually impossible for a
new newspaper worthy of the name
to be launched. (What are appearing) are tabloids of the lowest
order, who provide once a week a
nude pinup in full color."
Hampstead attacked unions for
insisting on a closed shop in the
production of newspapers.
"In my view, the union's view is
very much nonsense. Journalism is
not an industry like any other. If a
journalist won't write, the public
loses the right to read," he said.
"There have been cases where
papers have been halted from
accepting a column from a nonprofessional writer because he was
not in the union. When he tried to
join, he was refused because he was
not a professional writer," said
Hampstead also cited the case of
The London Times, which has been
suspended from publication since
last November by an industrial
dispute, as an example of infringement on the freedom of the
Hampstead also criticized the
poor legal restraints on libel, saying
there was a growing tendency to
suspect anyone with a good name
of living behind a veil of hypocrisy.
He dismissed the present pressure in
Britain to relax the existing libel
laws, saying that "the people involved in defaming people would
like to do it more often."
Hampstead said Britain's official
secrets act was "deserving of
serious criticism" because it makes
any non-authorized circulation of
an official document a crime. He
cited a "preposterous" case where
the offices of the Railway Gazette
were raided because it had official
documents "relating to the closing
of branch lines."
In response to a question from
the audience, Hampstead said he
saw "nothing sacrosanct about a
journalist's sources."
"I see no particular reason why
the press should be given immunity," he said.
Hampstead was also asked
whether cartoonists should be used
for libel.
"Courts recognize cartoons contain an element of license. In
England, politicians, suing in
political actions, have no chance of
convincing the jury of
OTTAWA (CUP) — Thousands of Ontario
students still have not received student aid money
because of a four-month backlog of loan appeals
created by a computer foul-up last fall.
Bill Clarkson, student aid director for the Ontario
ministry of universities and colleges, said Monday,
"there were three or four thousand students" appealing decisions made by awards committees which
still have not had their cases processed. He expected
"almost all" of the backlog would be cleared up
before the academic year.
Computer malfunctions, incorrect computer programs and a lack of information about and
preparations for changes in the Ontario student aid
program last summer and fall resulted in a massive
LEGGATT. . .hits Socred hordes
will be an NDP candidate for Co-
quitlam-Moody in the next provincial   election.
Student loans-don't open 'til summer
breakdown of the system according to Ryerson Polytechnic Institute awards officer Dave Butler. As a
result, 16,000 students were left without loans or
grants by November.
Some students who were unable to find alternative
sources of money were forced to drop out of school,
according to the Ontario Federation of Students.
At the height of the breakdown, the Association of
Student Awards Officers in Ontario sent a letter to
universities and colleges minister Bette Stephenson
blaming her department for "the sorry state of
The OSAP program, the letter said, "has been
fraught with so many delays, programming failures,
See page 8: STUDENTS
at SFU
Some faculty members and
students at Simon Fraser
University joined striking
clerical workers on the picket
line Monday morning.
The Association of University
and College Employees local 2
decided at a membership
meeting Sunday to ask for
faculty and student support for
the general strike, union
coordinator Joan Wood said
"We decided on a policy
asking all members of the
university community to honor
the picket line," said Wood.
When the local members first
called a general strike Thursday,
they decided not to ask students
to honor the picket line.
As a result of the request,
there were perhaps 100 people
on the picket line Monday
morning, including students and
faculty members, she added.
"We realize we're not going
to get 7,000 students on the line,
but we want to educate people to
not cross the line," said Wood.
She added that if students ^uid
faculty are not made aware of
the reasons for the strike they
cannot be expected to respect the
picket line. But when they are
made aware, many decide not to
cross the line, Wood said.
"We are getting a terrific response," she said, adding that
union members were heartened
by the faculty and students'
SFU's student politicians have
decided not to encourage
students to honor the picket line,
SFU student society president
Jim Young said Monday.
"The student society decided
on Friday that students should
cross, the line," he said.
He added that the decision
would probably be reassessed at
the next student society meeting,
but he said he feels there will be
no change in policy as a result of
the reassessment.
The SFU administration is
examining alternatives in the
dispute, SFU labor relations
director Tom King said.
"Before too long, there
should be talks."
King said the teaching assistants' union, who are presently
negotiating their first contract,
voted to honor the picket line.
He said he was not sure what
effect this would have on the
TAs continuing their tutorials.
There have been no negotiations in the dispute since Feb. 15
and no date has been set for the
resumption of talks. Page 4
Tuesday, March 13, 1979
SAC wields poultry power
What's faster than a drugged turtle,
more powerful than a dead horse and
able to leap tiny Alma Mater Society
loopholes with a single motion?
Why UBC's student administrative
commission, of course.
SAC's recent actions prove its
members ignore student interests and
are nothing more than a cackle of incompetent, pseudo-politicking peacock
strutters. And what's more, they're
chicken shits.
SAC passed a motion Monday to prohibit UBC's Norman Bethune club from
its table booking privileges in SUB. It
aiso chastised the group for distributing
pamphlets to students as thafs a
definite no-no in SAC bureacratic
books. But who's SAC to regulate every
petty and pendantic aspect of student
SAC's policy is prevention, not promotion.
SAC thinks it is perfectly justified in
using "high-handed, discriminator/'
acts to hit student groups with definite
political stands like the Norman Bethune
club. But SAC never criticizes the
juvenile, rule-breaking pranks of the
engineers, because they're supposedly
keeping up student spirit.
SAC recently had the pompous
audacity to stab its superior body, the
student representative assembly, in the
back over its anti-tuition fee campaign.
The commission, perched on its clearly
political and out-of-line chicken coop,
passed a motion to prevent distribution
of Freeze the Fees buttons at Open
House and display of anti-tuition fee increase banners in SUB. They used the
excuse that button distribution was
But SRA had already formally announced its stand on the issue and as its
own appointed body, SAC was expected to support their view. Instead,
the commission defied SRA in all its
glorious   paltry,   poultry   colors.
With lobotomized zeroes like SAC
commissioners "protecting" student interests, who needs the RCMP to step in?
They've got their own farm team right
Win with AMS fees
Make the rich pay
What gives, campus cowboys? I
normally drive a Toyota with an E
lot parking sticker on it, but for a
period of two weeks I have been
driving my parents' Lincoln
Continental. Needless to say, it
doesn't have a sticker on it. I
parked it in E lot, the administration building faculty and
staff parking lot and at the meters
north of SUB. Not once in a period
of eight days did I receive a ticket.
And cars surrounding me had been
This is discriminatory ticketing.
A violation is a violation, be it on a
"failing Ford Falcon" or
"luxurious   Lincoln."   Obviously,
campus cowboys, you thought the
car couldn't be a student's; it must
have been a bigwig's on campus.
The discrimination was favorable
to me under the circumstances, but
it's the principle of the action which
bothers me.
Oh, by the way, when I was
parked near the administration
building, I was trying to locate a
Canada Student Loan application.
You can bet that if my loan is
approved, I'll be seriously considering putting the funds towards
my own "hot rod Lincoln." Just
think of the money I'll save in
traffic tickets.
Kathy Santini
social work 3
Gears mock
A deplorable lack of respect for
Christ and all he stands for has
been demonstrated recently by the
mock crucifixion staged by some
engineering undergraduate society
This cannot be viewed as a mere
prank or a "means of letting off
steam" but rather is an example of
extremely poor taste and an insult
to Christians. Though they might
not see this from our point of view,
these engineers should at least
respect the central position the
crucifixion holds in Christian
teaching. Certainly the significance
of their act could not have escaped
them and one must therefore
conclude that this was intended tc
be a caricature of Christ's suffering.
In future, hopefully these persons will consider well the consequences of their actions before
deciding to carry out acts of this
sort. Of course amusement has its
place but its limits should be
determined by common sense and
regard for the sensibilities of
W. Caljouw, grad studies
R. Craigen, sciences 2
E. Randlesome, sciences 1
C. WiUings, sciences 1
Help! Your Alma Mater Society
is sinking in front of you. There has
not been an increase in the AMS fee
since the late 1940s, and due to inflationary pressures, the student
services the AMS provides have
been gradually cut.
In this fee referendum, $1.50 of
the $3 will go to the intramurals
sports program. I feel an important
misconception which surfaced in
the previous fee referendum should
be cleared up; intramurals does not
refer to the varsity university sports
teams like the Thunderbirds.
Intramurals is a sports program
in which any student can participate, where proficiency, needed
in varsity teams, is not required.
Last year approximately 5,000
students from the frat/sorority
houses, Gage residence,
engineering, only to name a few,
participated in intramurals. Surely
intramurals deserves at least $1.50 a
year, while students last year passed
a referendum to give UBC's varsity
teams $7 a year. It is impossible for
the AMS to take money from the
extramural referendum, since it was
explicitly passed for only the
university teams — blame yourselves for the inadequate intramurals funding — not the AMS.
Most universities in Canada subsidize their clubs, undergraduate
societies and general student activities and events. Your AMS has
not been able to do this beyond a
token amount, due to inflationary
budget cutbacks.
In the past, AMS employees
organized concerts, speakers, etc.
Due to budget cutbacks such staff
time is now impossible to finance.
The AMS now relies on a full-time
student to head the programs committee.
If we had had a full-time employee organizing events, there
probably would not have been the
recent trouble of lack of knowledge
about liquor regulations at
punk/rock concerts. The AMS
would like to hire an event
organizer and bring more non-
academic events to UBC for
students to enjoy.
I urge students to vote any time
until Friday, and give a YES vote to
your AMS. To those who participated in the intramurals sports
program and any student who is a
member of a club — vote; your
numbers will easily pass the
referendum. We need a 2/3 yes vote
and must also reach quorum.
Craig Brooks
science SRA rep
Mad punks
Thanks a lot. A lot of intelligent
people out here.
Joey Shithead
Randy Rampage
D.O.A. band members
Vive la revolution
In the name of the Students'
Democratic Revolutionary
Movement, the Neo-Fascist
Organization for Control of
Human Sloth, the Liberals against
Everything, and the wazzes that are
six weeks late on their essays, I
demand, in response to an unprecedented show of solidarity on
the part of the oppressed students
on this campus, who are underfinanced, undertaught, exposed to
sexist demonstrations and always
late for class, that the running dog
MARCH  13,  1979
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the
AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian
University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in
room 241K of the Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301: Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Mike Bocking
"Hey, is that Guy Lafleur on the other team?" shuddered Tom Hawthorn. "I can't see anything
through this goalie's mask." "No, this is only floor hockey," said Julie Wheelwright. "You must have
gotten hit by the tennis ball one too many times. You're seeing stars." "Stick it in your ear!" yelled
Mike Mong to no one in particular, but McGeer was nowhere to be seen. Mike Bocking liberally
distributed body checks in the corners, but soon found that behavior to be socially unacceptable.
Kevin Finnegan was a good sport about the whole thing, as much as his Irish temperament would
allow. Rpss"Big Bird" Burnett plodded quickly along the floor and generally handled himself, and the
ball, well. Geof Wheelwright bounced around the room, emulating the tennis ball, scoring often (in the
net) in the process. "Where's the net? Which end of the stick do I hold?" asked Peter Menyasz as he
wiped out the substitutes' bench. Heather Conn had been put on waivers for ignoring curfew regulations, so she slept out the game at home. All bruises'aside, Ubyssey staffers meet in immortal combat
in the floor hockey gym one more time this Friday at 2 p.m.
lackey of the imperialist warmongers, administration president
Doug Kenny, submit to the clearly
defined and democratically decided
wishes of the great unwashed
masses and declare, with the full
backing of the petty bourgeois
board of governors, that this
university will cease to operate as
long as the sun continues to shine.
Long live the sun! Death to the
people's oppressor, algae of the ear
Kevin Finnegan
arts 8
It's a start
Judy, your reply was more
favorable than I ever could have
imagined. I thought you might
dismiss my letter as an example of a
first-year arts prank. I realize I am
not dealing with the average run-of-
the-mill romantic; one has to be a
true romantic to reply in the
fashion you did.
In arranging our rendezvous, you
can contact me at 228-8704. I
realize a few of The Ubyssey's more
prankful readers might be tempted
to phone out of curiosity but I
doubt it; when it comes to romance,
it seems university students are
quite grown-up.
I am looking forward to your call
Miss Carrington, and I hope we can
get together some time later this
week and resurrect what is left of
UBC romance.
Randy Lane. Tuesday, March 13, 1979
Page 5
Make poor pay, says McGeer
You can tell something's brewing when it's election
Popular rumor has it that B.C. premier Bill Bennett and
his car-dealer hordes are virtually at the starting'gate for a
provincial election battle.
The signs are obvious: he's given out millions on trips
throughout B.C., we've all been sold part of our province
and former human resources minister Bill Vander Zalm has
been demoted.
But what is most disturbing is that while all these
"gifts" are being handed-out helter skelter in true Socred
style, students are finding that once again the darker end of
the stick is being handed to them.
The great tuition confrontation is shaping up once
There's going to be another tuition increase, you can bet
on it.
not his responsibility and, besides, "nobody forces students
to attend the institutional level."
The message is clear: if you can't afford your tuition
fees, give up your AMS card.
It's true, McGeer's not responsible for tuition fees. Only
a board of governors can raise fees. But they are not in the
habit of doing so unless they face severe staff and equipment
cutbacks. They'll usually only raise fees if their government
grant is too small.
And who controls the amount of that grant?
None other than McGeer and his band of merry
lieutenants, that's who.
Trouble is that the Socreds will probably only bump fees
up by 10 to 15 per cent. And that's fairly damn reasonable in
this age of inflation, right?
Sure it's reasonable if you can afford it. But if you
can't, and if people from your socio-economic background
have traditionally found it difficult to enter UBC, then the
hike will be a major hindrance to the university's accessibility.
"Will  the  real  college tuition-paying  parent please
stand up?"
The problem is that it's going to be hard, in this election •
year, to pin the Socreds down. Not only do they refuse to
take the blame for an increase in fees, but the Kelowna Kon-
nection will probably wait until summer before announcing a
This year, though, they do not even have the guts to take
the rap.
Education minister Pat McGeer says tuition rates are
All university presidents, including UBC's Doug Kenny,
Simon Fraser's George Pederson and Victoria's Howard
Petch, admit that quality education is suffering because there
are not enough government funds being made available to
maintain strong post-secondary institutions in B.C.
And so, when McGeer says not to blame him, do so.
And when election time finally rolls around, voice your
disapproval even if you don't accept any of the political parties.
Tom Hawthorn is one of The Ubyssey's city editors.
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Will Clan get revenge?
'fr «?S&*
—peter menyasz photo
"PLEASE REPLACE DIVOTS" reads tiny sign on ball, giving cause for thought to Thunderbird soccer player during Saturday's action. Pegasus gave 'Birds further cause for thought,
dumping them 2-1. Next week UBC takes on strike-bound soccer team from across town at
Thunderbird Stadium.
'Bird droppings
Physical education won the men's intramural Nitobe basketball classic with a 41-33
victory over Totem last Thursday. In the
women's final, the rowing team beat physical
education 33-31.
In the super-league hockey final, Commerce bombed Engineering 5-0. After a
scoreless first period, Commerce scored three
goals in the second and two more in the third
for the title.
The co-rec football finals will be held
Friday at noon on Maclnnes field.
Eliminations continue tomorrow at noon.
The intramurals banquet will be on March
20 at the grad student centre, with the social
starting at 5 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the
disco at 9. Tickets are $8 and are available
from room 210 of the gym.
* *      *
Both the men's and women's big block
banquets will be held this week in the faculty
club. The women's event on Wednesday
starts at 5:30 p.m. with 35 athletes receiving
big blocks. Athlete of the year and team of
the year awards will also be given.
The men's banquet on Thursday starts at
7:30 p.m. with 59 athletes receiving varsity
letters. Former football player and politician
and itinerant soccer salesman Herb Capozzi
will be the guest speaker. The Bobby Gaul
Trophy will be presented to the top jock of
the year.
* *      *
The UBC tennis teams will host two
tournaments within the next week in the
armouries. Friday evening and Saturday the
women's team will host the University of
Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran
University in a tri-meet. The UBC Indoor
Invitational will run next week from Monday
to Saturday with top men and women from
B.C. and Washington competing.
The Thunderette field hockey team finally
managed to play a game this term after
finding a field dry enough to use, and
defeated the Mohawks 2-0 in a Vancouver
Field Hockey League match. This Saturday
they take on the Meralomas at 1 p.m. on
Trafalgar field.
* *      *
The Thunderette soccer team lost 1-0 to
Edmonds last weekend in league action. Next
Sunday, they will meet Blue Mountain at 10
a.m. at Brookmere Park in the last game
before the playoffs start.
* »      *
The Thunderette ice hockey team has one
game remaining in the tier two playoffs of
the Lower Mainland Girls' Ice Hockey
League after bombing Burnaby "B" 8-1 last
Sunday. The Thunderettes got three goals
from Anne Stevens, two from Barb Bradbury, and singles from Brenda Donas,
Heather Lacey and Darcy Lazzarine in the
rout. Diane Abbott had four assists.
Next Sunday at 4:45 p.m. at Thunderbird
Winter Sports Centre the women will play
Newton in their final match.
Another feat of the traditional UBC-SFU
rivalry will be rejoined when the two universities meet on the soccer field this Saturday at
2 p.m. in Thunderbird Stadium.
UBC's soccer 'Birds lost Sunday by a 2-1
score to the Pegasus team from North Vancouver in a warm-up for the SFU game. The
'Birds were outplayed positionally and had
some difficulty making their passes click, but
managed to stay in the game.
Pegasus jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first
half and managed to hang on to it until well
into the second half. With only 10 minutes to
go in the game, UBC's Marty Stein scored on
a cross from Kelly McKnight, but the 'Birds
were unable to get the tying marker before
time expired.
"This game was good for us today," UBC
soccer coach Joe Johnson said Sunday. "I
really wanted the game to try out some positions."
He added that he felt the UBC squad had
performed very well considering their last
game was three months ago. All of the team's
scheduled games since then have been
cancelled because of the weather and condition of the fields, he said.
"I was glad for the game to end," said
Johnson, as the Pegasus players were tackling very hard and the UBC team cannot afford any injuries if they expect to win against
the SFU Clansmen.
The game against SFU will mark the first
time the two clubs have met in five years as
the teams play in different leagues. UBC
plays in a league with the Whitecaps reserves,
the Seattle Sounders reserves, the University
of Victoria, and the under-21 B.C. Selects.
SFU plays in a small college league in the
United States.
"They finished fifth in their league championships," said Johnson. "It'll be a hard-
fought, good soccer game."
He added that one of the sad things on the
UBC campus is the students' lack of
awareness of soccer.
"SFU has done a good job of publicizing
their product," he said.
The UBC squad will play on more game
before their meeting with the Clansmen.
They meet the Vancouver Whitecaps reserves
in Empire Stadium tonight at 7 p.m.
Go get tof
, Once a year, approximately 15,000 Scandinavian men, women and children congregate in Sweden for a five day orienteering meet, the O-Ringen, making' it the
largest single sporting event in the world.
This sport exists in B.C. on a smaller
scale but it may become just as popular here
given the number of hikers, climbers,
bikers, skiers and runners that enjoy the
outdoors in B.C.
Put simply, orienteering combines crosscountry running with map and compass
skills to produce a challenging "thinking
man's sport."
She leaped across the stream in three
bounds, going up to her knees in water each
time her feet came down. Now, she
thought, uphill for 50 metres to the trail on
the ridge and along the trail to the path
junction. She scrambled up the slope to the
crest of the ridge. Yes, here's the trail right
where it should be. She turned left and
picked up speed, the running being easier.
When she had gone two hundred metres
with no sign of a junction she knew she had
gone wrong somewhere. "DammitI" she
cried aloud. Shehad turned the wrong way
upon reaching the trail. Quickly she retraced her steps to the point where she'd joined
the trail and continued on. The trail junction came into view and she spotted the flag
beside the trail. Trying to forget her mistake
she punched her control card and quietly
took a compass bearing to the next control.
That gives you an idea of what orienteering is like. Each competitor is given a detailed map of the area of the day's meet. Starting at two minute intervals each runner
must find his way to a number of checkpoints in order, but the route that a person
takes from one to another is tip to him. This
"IF THATS SOUTH and the stands are on my left, then our goal line
must be . . .in the other direction," muses Robin Russell as
Meralomas close in during rugby action at Thunderbird Stadium last
Saturday. 'Birds knock
now head to California ssday, March 13, 1979
Page 7
ly lost
c ihe mind work comes into plj>. An
■ei must decide whidi route is best
ii: to follow the trails the long was
I; ro yo m Might through the hush on
pass hearing; to navigate using ihe
ir lines oi to use a combination of all
mans, orienteering is the ultimate
It demands, good physical health a^
s y clear mind lo concentrate on
up a route and following it. Bur don't
i s..(irc >ou, for orienteering is one of
t sport■> in which ilicnnn-compcliuvc
:hi alongside the serious exports. \t
riciiiecrnig meet, held m local Imesis
ks, there are categories foi ciei v kind
tuipant. At least thiec course le\el»
■uall> offered: novice, intermediate
sauced. Also, not everyone treats the
is a seiious, timed race. Many people
i heir courses as a short hike and
.\s can liu\e a pleasant outing in ihe
. Half the fun of orienteering lies in
eial atmosphere at an event. Mo-.t
is enjoy comparing route choices
hey wail Tor others on their course ui
Newcomers are often ain.i/ed io
ones of what sonic people will do to
■in one control to another,
thaicier pace one enjoys orienteering
*•, u person to get into the outdoors
the same time learn the skills ol map
unpass. This ha» great ialuc a> moie
ioi e people venture into wildcrneso
on think orienteering is for you then
to un event soon. There is one on
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—peter menyasz photo
F 'Lomas to win Vancouver Rugby Union,
wo matches and tournament.
Foil fanciers
finish first
in tourney
Surviving an epee-ic struggle, UBC's
fencers fared well in the finals of the B.C.
fencing championships Sunday.
Although UBC did not have entries in
every event of the meet held in UBC's
physical education centre, those competing
placed well up in the standings.
Frances Sloan of the UBC team finished
first in the senior women's foil, with Jane
Milton and Marianne Mortensen, also of
UBC, finishing in third and fourth place
In the senior men's sabre competition,
Patrick Tam of UBC narrowly lost to Matt
Fischer-Credo of the Vancouver Blades Club
in the final. Another UBC fencer, Rob
Margolis, finished third in the event.
The UBC team competed in only one other
event, the senior men's foil. Jim Perkins of
the Vancouver Blades won the event, with
Patrick Tam of UBC finishing in third place.
The next event in which UBC fencers will
be participating is the western championships
to be held in Winnipeg.
Participation in the regional championships is determined by how a fencer finished
in the provincial event and by the fencer's
financial condition, said Patrick Tam of the
UBC fencing squad Sunday.
"Half of the expenses for the trip to the
regional championships are paid by the
fencer," Tam said.
He added that equal sharing of expenses
was a better deal than having to pay the full
cost, but that the expense involved might prevent some people from participating.
UBC rowers
sweep past
The UBC men's and women's rowing
crews successfully opened the spring racing
season at Elk Lake Sunday. Showing strongly against eight other clubs universities, the
UBC women made a clean sweep of all the
women's sweep oar events. The women
received little competition as they doubled up
for both first and second in most races. The
winning UBC elite women's eight was stroked by Sandra Harper, a third year
The men's crew won both the heavyweight
and lightweight elite eights but did not show
as well in other men's events. This somewhat
poorer than usual showing can partly be attributed to a much improved University of
Victoria crew led by former UBC head coach
Al Morrow.
In the men's lightweight UBC continued
their strong domination of this event with a
win over Brentwood, the only other boat
entered, by 37 seconds. In a race that was
over as soon as it had begun the UBC crew,
stroked by Peter Hamilton, clocked in at
In the heavyweight eight UBC's varsity
eight was up against the UBC lightweight
crew and the Vancouver Rowing Club's elite
eight, with whom UBC will be combining in
April. After their combined success in Egypt
last December this UBC-VRC pooling of
talent is to form a large portion of the Canadian rowing contingent for the Pan American
Games to be held in Puerto Rico in late June.
The UBC women now gear up for a dual
meet against the University of Victoria next
weekend and both men's and women's crews
are preparing for the UBC Spring Regatta at
Burnaby Lake in two weeks time.
This regatta is Western Canada's largest,
last year there were over 500 competitors and •
this year crews are expected from as far away
as Calgary and Oregon. The regatta also
serves as a dual meet between UBC and
Oregon State University.
—peter menyasz photo
UNDERARM PROTECTION saves life of lucky fencer in B.C. fencing championships last
weekend at physical education complex. Opponent wasn't so fortunate when deadly foil
went right through bim, but was awarded posthumous win as judges disqualified assailant for
using illegal 20-foot weapon.
'Birds try, win league
The UBC rugby team clinched first place in
the Vancouver Rugby Union standings with a
17-6 win over Meralomas Saturday before
200 fans at Thunderbird Stadium.
The 'Lomas scored all their points early on
two penalty goals by Ron Whyte before UBC
tied the score on a try by John Olesen and a
convert by Rob Greig. Greig, who did all the
place-kicking for the Thunderbirds, hit on a
35 metre penalty goal at the 30 minute mark
to give UBC a 9-6 half-time lead.
The 'Birds pulled away in the second half
with early tries by Olesen and Graham
Taylor. Greig missed both converts and a
later penalty attempt.
Both the referee and the players complained about the heat at field level toward the end
of the game, a somewhat unusual occurance
for March.
UBC was without the services of three
starters for the game as Preston Wiley, Gary
Hirayama and Bill Collins were all
recuperating from injuries. Doug Tate, Ian
Leach and Mike Gianacopoulos moved up
from the second team and played well.
The second team finished its league
schedule undefeated after winning their last
league game Saturday 18-0 over Ex-
Britannia. John Fitzpatrick and Ray Brend-
zy scored tries while Don Halliday kicked two
conversions and two penalty goals.
The Thunderbirds leave this week for
California, where they will play games with
Stanford University and the University of
California at Berkeley before competing in
the Monterey tournament. The winner of this
tournament is usually considered the top side
in North America.
Upon their return home the Thunderbirds
will meet Santa Barbara on March 30 and
then play the last round of the McKechnie
Cup on April 1 with a match against the VRU
reps. The 'Birds are assured of at least a tie
for the cup with previous wins over the Fraser
Valley and Vancouver Island.
After breaking for exams the Thunderbirds will play two international matches in
early May. On May 4 they will meet the Northern California reps, while on May 10 UBC
will host famed Bridgend from Wales.
Bridgend, which is celebrating its 100th year
as a rugby club, has on its roster Welsh internationals Steve Fenwick and J. P. R.
How to write a rugby story
(Typical scene: Thunderbird rugby
locker room after team has defeated East
End Kumquats in Vancouver Rugby Union
game umpteen to nought. Reporter enters.)
— Hi, Kevin. How's your sister?
— Alright, I guess. Listen about that try
you scored. . .
— Ya, ya. When's she coming home
from Oregon? She still hasn't written me.
— Yeah, she doesn't even write home for
money any more. Just phones collect.
— Hey, are you coming to California
with us? I hear The Ubyssey is going to pay
your plane fare.
— Ha! Dream on. Listen, about that
penalty goal you missed from 10 metres
out, directly in front of the posts. . .
(Suddenly a beer appears in front of
reporter.) The name's Carson, that's C-A-
R-S-O-N. Spell it right, Finnegan.
— Thanks. (To first player) What the
hell was that for? All I remember that he
did was drop the ball with an almost certain
try coming. . .
— The beer is to ensure you forget about
— Oh. (Reporter thinks for minute.)
About that penalty goal you missed. . .
— Bloody blackmail. Graham, bring this
guy another beer.
— Thanks. That really was a lovely try
you scored.
(Coach Donn Spence enters.)
— Hey coach, you have 30 seconds to
think up something incredibly clever for me
to use in the lede. You're in first place in
the league, haven't lost a game in months,
and I can't think of anything else to
write. . .
— We should have won by another four
tries. That ref was calling penalty goals
wide from midfield and. . .
(A child's voice interrupts.) Daddy, can
we go to the beer-up?
— Robin, come on over and tell me how
you got into four fist fights, three pushing
matches and a heated discussion with the
dog that ran across the field in the second
— Here's a beer. What fights?
— Okay. That would have been a nice
try, if you'd scored instead of tripping over
the 18-metre line.
— Hey, Finnegan! How's your sister? Page 8
Tuesday, March 13, 19
Carleton's admin faces new union
TAs' late blitz heads union drive
Cinema West
OTTAWA (CUP) — • A last-
minute blitz by the committee
organizing a union for Carleton's
teaching assistants has collected the
estimated 350 signed union cards required to hold a certification vote.
Committee member Tony Giles
said about 50 cards were collected
in the last few weeks to get the required number of teaching
assistants signed up.
The unionization drive, organized by the Canadian Union of Public
Employees in September, had until
March 7 to meet the requirement,
established by the Ontario Labour
Giles said he hoped a vote can be
scheduled for late March, before
students start studying for final exams.
However, before a vote can take
place the Ontario Labour Relations
must still verify all the union cards.
The organizing committee has
been estimating a total of 1,000
teaching assistants at the university
Research in trouble
From page 1
1972, with similar reductions in the
number    taking    post-doctoral
Students lose
faith in loans
From page 3
inexcusable backlogs, policy
changes and so forth, that awards
officers generally lost all faith and
are discouraged to the point of no
longer believing what we are doing
is even worth the effort."
Butler said he did not think there
would be as many problems
plaguing OSAP next year, noting
that the 1979-80 students' awards
policy manual had already gone to
the printers.
Last year's manual was not
completed until more than eight
months after its May deadline.
"In the life sciences, the same
trend is evident — but the reduction
is less marked at 27 per cent.
"Why would you spend three or
four years taking a doctorate in
physiology when in all likelihood
you won't get a job at the end?
You'd go into medicine instead."
According to James MacAulay
of the Science Council of Canada,
the situation varies from discipline
to discipline and from institution to
But he agreed that faculties with
good employment prospects are
turning away students, while the
enrolment in the natural sciences
has been affected by students' perception that there are few opportunities for research at the end
of a degree.
In engineering, for instance, he
said most of the doctorate candidates are international students
because Canadians see no job
opportunities from the degree.
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since the administration won't
release the exact figures. If there are
more than a thousand teaching
assistants at Carleton, the bid to
hold the vote will be turned down,
said Giles.
A similar unionization drive by
UBC TAs will begin in September.
At least 45 per cent of UBC's more
than 1,000 estimated TAs must sign
certification cards before the
Association of Teaching Assistants
can apply to form a union local.
As at Carleton, an accurate count
of UBC TAs is impossible because
the administration and some
departments refuse to release the
UBC's TAs will also be asked to
form a CUPE local.
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Tories go for 79 in '79
Albertans were given an extra special
present for Valentine's Day this year.
Premier Peter Lougheed called a provincial
election on the anniversary of the previous
election call in 1975.
According to one source in the legislature,
Lougheed's plan for calling the election was
known as one of "the worst-kept secrets in
the House." The local Edmonton media,
sensing an announcement, had been
hounding Lougheed ever since he returned
from the First Minister's conference in
Ottawa, but it was not until a hastily-called
news conference on the morning of the 14th
that their expectations were met.
of The Meliorist
As expected, Lougheed used the excuse
of greater provincial rights as the lynch pin
of his campaign. He told reporters he is
asking Albertans for a show of support for
the province's stand against the federal
government. The province's voters will
decide Wednesday if the PCs deserve this
The Tories are planning to run on Loug-
heed's smooth, dapper image, which hasn't
been tarnished much in the media even
though almost his entire cabinet resigned last
summer. The Tories have also decided to use
the Heritage Savings and Trust Fund to buoy
up their myth of a wealthy Alberta, which
owes it all to Tory management.
While preaching restraint and the need for
"fiscal management" of the fund has been
the Tories' favorite pitch for the last four
years, various Albertans have suffered
cutbacks and an inflation rate equal to the
rest of the country. The Tories have used the
funds predominantly to buy up the oil industry and those business sectors of the
province that promise healthy returns on
In a not too surprising pre-election move
in February, the Tories offered to wipe out
the 4ebt incurred by Alberta's three major
municipalities — Edmonton, Calgary and
Lethbridge. This debt was part of the cities'
major   complaint   against   the   provincial
Edmonton Journal has applauded the NDP's
level-headed election strategies and has given
them its holy blessing as possibly smashing
the Socred hold as official opposition in the
The NDP have had only one member in
the House for the last 10 years, party leader
Grant Notley. This time around, they are
expected to get five or six seats and hope to
give the Tories a good "run for their money"
in at least 12 or IS ridings. Those ridings are
situated mainly in working class sections of
Edmonton and in the farming communities
surrounding Edmonton and in northern
TORY LOGO . . . they're so confident of victory, they do not use the party name in ads
coming out two weeks before the election
and playing Santa Claus. There is a lot of
cynicism about Lougheed's giveaways. It's
not working out like they hoped it would, it's
a bit too obvious as a gimmick." This attitude has been reflected in most editorial
comments in the Alberta media.
While the Tories have come up with the
unofficial slogan "79 in '79," meaning they
want all 79 seats in the legislature making the
province virtually a corporate one-party
state, the real slogans will centre around pro-
government's debt-sharing agreement with
the municipalities.
But, one source in the legislature suggests
Lougheed's pre-election giveaways might
not quite work out as he had planned.
"If they had done this six months ago,
then they might have been better off than
vincial-federal relations.
The Tories are asking to be re-elected to
defend provincial rights, especially those
regarding resources. They are trying to avoid
raising issues relating to Albertans. But while
both "79 in '79" and the continuing feud
between Ottawa and Loughheed are smoke
screen issues, the opposition parties and
other Albertans are raising the real issues this
election will be fought over.
- The Socreds have promised to eliminate all
provincial income tax for Albertans, using
the Heritage Savings fund to supplement the
provincial coffers. The almost non-existent
provincial Liberal party will be fighting
Lougheed's anti-Ottawa tirades. Neither is
expected to win..
The Liberals have not won a seat in the
legislature for over a decade. The Socreds
were in power as the government for 35
years, but were decimated by the Tories in
the 1971 election. They currently have four
seats in the house and are weak.
If the Tories' "79 in '79" is a smokescreen, the Socred's election campaign of
being "the next government" is a pipe
dream. The real focus of this election is not
the Tories, who will more than likely come
out with at least the same seats they now have
(69), nor the Socreds. It is the NDP.
While the NDP across Canada has lost two
provincial governments, it has maintained
control of Saskatchewan, which was a crucial
boost not just in that province alone. It gave
the added enthusiasm needed for the NDP in
Alberta to launch its campaign against the
Tories. While not laying claim to pipe
dreams like the Socreds, the NDP has the
only real chance to become the next opposition in the Tory-dominated legislature.
With this in mind, the NDP has been
spending the last year gearing up for the provincial election. Even the usually pro-Tory
"We're the party that's hot in northern
Alberta," Edmonton NDP organizer
Winston Gereluk said. "In the '75 election,
we lost in these ridings by as little as 65 votes
in some places. In all of them we ran a strong
second and that is without the radio and TV
ads the party is using this election."
The media has treated this election as ho-
hum, but they are clamoring to follow Notley
across the province. The NDP chartered a
six-seater plane for Notley, but the media response to the tour forced them to charter a
12-seater to accommodate reporters.
The slogan of their campaign ads is "Send
them a message," and the "them" is the
Lougheed camp. Their radio ads call on Albertans not to get caught up in Lougheed's
"red herring" feud of Alberta versus Ottawa, and outline the NDP's election issues,
issues they feel really affect Albertans. These
• Albertans have the highest housing costs
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o there have been four years of attrition
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Pag* 11
^DP plays spoiler in Alberta vote
From page 9
d cutbacks in social services and
st-secondary education;
• poor land-use policy;
• the Tories' four years of anti-
>or policies; and,
• the controversial use of the
sritage fund to buy up "the oil
mpanies    and    other     Tory
AFL political education committee.
But labor will also be taking out
their own newspaper ads and they
have already produced a pamphlet
independent of the NDP for Alberta distribution.
The cover shows a chicken and
the headline reads: "If you were a
chicken would you vote for Colonel
Playing Santa Claus has not
helped Peter Lougheed.
There is a lot of cynicism
about the giveaways.
Dvinces   at   the   expense   of
But even with increasing usage of
: media, the NDP is just breaking
o   the   field   the   Tories   have
minated  since  Lougheed  took
sr the party in  1968. And the
des will be spending 10 times as
ich money on slick promotion,
newhere between $750,000 to $1
But what the media has under-
tyed, and could be crucial in this
ction, is the fact the Alberta
deration of Labor and its
:mber unions have come out in
1 support of the NDP.
At a recent press conference,
7L president Harry Kostiuk
nounced a plan to mobilize "all
r resources behind the NDP."
Kostiuk said labor plans to put
:ir money into this election by
iking "substantial financial con-
butions" to the NDP and getting
ions to make donations to the
Why has labor come out so
strongly against the Tories?
Gereluk says the reason is the
Tories' last four years of direct
confrontation with unions in the
province, and in particular their
introduction of Bill 41 and Section
Bill 41 limits strikes and
collective bargaining in the public
sector and does not allow for new
unions to form in the public sector.
Section 163 is a special act that
allows cabinet to order public
sector workers back to work if they
go on strike. It was used in the fall
to force striking teachers in Edmonton back to work.
And labor intends to remind the
Tories of their refusals to listen to
labor and their attempts to smash
it. They point to it not allowing the
Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers
to organize at Syncrude, and its
failing to resolve the two-year
lockout/strike at the Parkland
Nursing home (owned by Dr.
Allard of Allarco Industries, a very
powerful Tory backer).
That might explain why Lougheed began his electioneering
"smiles and chuckles" campaign in
Vegreville — a strong centre of
NDP support and a weak link for
the Tories. It might also explain
why the Tories are running Bill
Mack, the business agent for the
Edmonton's   bus   drivers   union
against NDP candidate Haddie
Jahner, president of the Parkland
strikers sub-local.
"The unions are just beginning
to do the kind of backing that
corporations have been doing for
political parties for years," Gereluk
This election could produce a
strong opposition in the Tory
House on the hill, not in numbers
but in unification with a socialist
opposition against the corporate
Tories. The real issues in this election are going to be raised,
regardless of Lougheed's charisma
and smiles.
How the media decides to cover it
will count somewhat in the final
outcome. Already the newspapers
have begun editorializing about a
"humdrum" election, but the Edmonton Journal already has called
for a strong vote for the Tories
while begrudgingly saying there
should be opposition in the House.
University of Alberta political
science professor Larry Pratt says
the media will play a decisive role
by either taking a critical stance or
just playing along with Lougheed's
image politics. He criticized the
Journal's editorial for being just
the kind of media coverage that
avoids valid criticism of the Tories.
"That editorial is the kind of
thing you run the day before the
voting, not the day the election is
called," he said.
The Edmonton Sun, a right-wing
paper published by the Toronto
Sun, has taken a critical stand and
called for a strong opposition to
avoid Lougheed's attempt to make
Alberta into a one-party state. The
Calgary Herald and The Albertan
have not yet had any editorial
comment on the election.
As for the electronic media, they
have been giving more time to the
opposition parties, especially the
NDP, in newscasts than the Tories.
The question facing Alberta
voters come voting day will be
whether they are willing to be
placated by the Tories' last-minute
million-dollar giveaways or if they
will take a good hard look at the
Tories' restraint policies of the last
four years.
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a shoo-in
Under the veneer of wealth and
power in Alberta, lies the ugly scar
of cutbacks, soaring inflation and
hardship for working people. And
as the election progresses this could
turn oiit to be far from the "ho-
hum" election predicted by media
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