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Array $380 spent on private dinner
AUS executive 'misused f unds'
Arts undergraduate society executive
members face charges of misusing funds, including $380 spent on a private dinner for the
seven-member executive last month.
Documents obtained by The Ubyssey show
proof of allegations from distribution of free
beer at an unlicensed arts function and sponsorship of poorly attended concerts to the
tune of $3,000 to refusal to contribute to
charity during arts week.
But arts representative Bob Staley denied
the charges and said the documents are a
"vicious attack directed at the AUS."
"It's obvious they have got their facts
distorted. If they had put in the amount of
energy they put into complaining and harassing the AUS it would have been a more successful (arts) week."
Staley added the $380 dinner is "an old
AUS tradition" for the seven-member executive.
"It has been a tradition that when the old
executive leaves the new executive holds a
dinner for them. It was for more than seven
The document also shows the AUS gave
away free beer at an unlicensed beer garden
at the expense of society members.
"We did it and we don't feel any remorse
about it. It was just a good event and I don't
think there's anything wrong with that," said
But he agreed as charged, the executive did
not make copies of a new arts constitution
available to members until the day it was
voted on.
"It would have been a disturbance to
students to present them with an incomplete
and unfinished draft of the constitution."
But he added the executive was willing to
discuss the constitution changes with any interested AUS member. "It wasn't a secret attempt to hide something."
Charges that $350 was allocated for
"security" at a dance are also true, said
"But the money wasn't spent. As with
things in arts week we allocated for more
money than we spent to have a margin of error in case of emergency," he said. "The best
example of that was the (dance) hall. We
allocated $1,000 but we only spent $270."
But arts representative Jack Hittrich said
the $350 was not allocated for security at the
Vol. LXII, No.fff tt
Vancouver, B.C. Friday, March 21,1980
Spring fever
strikes Soltis
NOVEL NEW METHOD for transportation from B-lot undergoes
preliminary testing by administration vice-president Irving Fetish. Traffic
office plans to establish Whitewater course for kayaks on main mall
— kevin finnegan photo
should predicted monsoons make annual appearance. Of course, any
vessel wandering outside course will be towed away after three violations, and red lights are expected to be respected.
Burnaby plans useless public forum
The general public will be allowed to comment on the provincial
government's Discovery Parks
scheme for the first time next
month, although the government is
already assuming they will approve
the plan.
Burnaby residents will be invited
to a public hearing April 15 on a
planned research park near the B.C.
Institute of Technology, despite the
fact the government has already
allocated $10 million for the construction of a multi-tenant industrial research facility there.
But Burnaby mayor Dave Mer-
cier said the public hearing can still
affect the fate of the park's zoning
application.  He said the govern-
TA vote closes today
UBC teaching assistants began voting yesterday in their first bid for
union certification amid charges the vote was poorly publicized and the poll
inconveniently located.
One TA, who refused to be identified, said there were few posters on
campus detailing the Buch. 164 location of the poll. "There was a massive
amount of publicity telling you to vote yes, and there were few signs telling
you where the polling station was," said the student.
"The applied sciences are at the other end of campus and those TAs
might have problems finding the place. It's been shown that the professional schools are not for the union."
But at least one TA from the mathematics department said he was happy
with the voting arrangements.
There was a slow but steady turnout yesterday and organizers are hoping
the rest of the 1,000 TAs on campus will vote today.
ment approved the assignment of
the money for the site because Bur-
naby's planning department
assured them the zoning application
would likely pass.
Discovery Parks Inc. has to get
Burnaby council's approval to re-
zone the BCIT site to accommodate
the light industry planned in con-
juction with research at that park.
Mercier said the planning department told the Socred government
six months ago the zoning application would be approved.
"If they hadn't set is aside then
(in this year's budget), they would
have had to delay it a year," said
He said his greatest concern
about the park is the public's possible reaction to it. "I'll be concerned
if anyone over-reacts to the industrial content of the proposed
operation," said Mercier.
He added that the proposed light
industry in the park would be
"nothing of a magniture that would
cause anyone any concern." According to a report presented to Bur
naby council that industry is currently slated to include:
• electronic and electrical products such as transistors, semiconductors, small computers and
compact communication devices;
• optical, fiber optical, and
photographic products and equipment;
• scientific and professional instruments for measurement, data
recording, monitoring, simulation
and evaluation of information;
• laser technology and ulta-
sound products (depending on the
clear definition and assured safety
of such endeavors);
• small scale telecommunications and satellite applications; and
• nuclear physics products
"depending on the clear definition
and assured safety of such proposals."
Mercier said the park will start
productive spin-off industries for
the surrounding municipality. "The
spin-off development is the key to
See page 3: PARK
Spring fever has found the Alma
Mater Society.
Members of the AMS external affairs office and the B.C. Students'
Federation have buried the hatchet
with a new agreement on future cooperation they hope will prevent fiascos such as last week's tuition
hike protest in Victoria.
AMS external affairs coordinator
Al Soltis met with BCSF chair
Malcolm Elliott Thursday to
discuss ways the society and BCSF
can work more closely in the future.
"We're going to work with
BCSF," said Soltis. "We're all going for the same thing. We can use
them and they can use us."
Both Soltis and Elliott said increased cooperation between the
AMS and the federation might be
mutually beneficial.
"We're duplicating a lot of our
work," Elliott said.
Soltis said he and Elliott also discussed the delegation UBC is sending to Victoria next week to voice
concerns about increased tuition
Elliott said he hopes UBC's delegation can complement BCSF's previous efforts. UBC did not send official representation to a BCSF
demonstration in Victoria last week
because Soltis said he did not have
adequate time to prepare for the
"We're UBC and that means we
should be doing stuff with class,"
said Soltis. "We don't want to send
bullshit over (to Victoria)."
Soltis added he is seriously considering a fall referendum to ask
UBC students to join the National
Union of Students or BCSF. Similar referendums in recent years
have failed because they did not
meet quorum.
Soltis said UBC students have a
general misunderstanding of BCSF.
"A lot of people think they're just a
bunch of radical longhairs," he
said. "But they're not a paper giant
or tin gold."
But Elliott said his chief concern
is to fight tuition increases, not
solicit UBC's membership in BCSF.
"The issue is student aid — it's
fucked," he said.
Although UBC has never officially been a member of BCSF it has
sent representatives to many federation conferences. Soltis said communication problems are part of the
reason the AMS has not been well-
informed of BCSF activities in the
He said he hopes to examine
UBC's increased involvement with
BCSF and NUS this summer while
determining student opinion.
"Anyone who wants to can become
involved," said Soltis. "We've got
to have people with \ar\ing opinions."
He said he expects to get some
"flak"   at   next   week's   student
council meeting about the planned
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UBC shyness
big bargain
— kevin finnegan photo
"ONE MORE WHEEL, one more seat and a whole shitload more spokes and I'll really have something here,"
ponders belated inventor on University Boulevard Thursday. Unfortunate physical plant worker neglected to
notice previously invented machine in near background and amazingly fuel-efficient compact behind bush. Excited company in new research park hopes to patent invention.
Kane will gef 'trial by board'
UBC professor Julius Kane's second appeal to the university's
board of governors will be held in a
trial-like atmosphere, a former
board member said Thursday.
"They'll be more like a jury,"
said George Hermanson. "The
whole thing has to be proceeded on
at another level."
Hermanson said the board must
exercise extreme caution in reconsidering the appeal because the
previous decision was overturned
due to a procedure technicality.
The Supreme Court of Canada
reversed the board's decision on
Kane's appeal of a three-month
suspension for alleged improper use
of university facilities. In its decision the court said the board's hearing of the appeal was unfair because
administration president Doug Kenny, who recommended the suspension, was present during the board's
Hermanson said half of the
board members who considered the
orignal Kane appeal are no longer
on the board. But he added the current board should uphold Kane's
suspension. "There was no ambiguity on the evidence that was
presented to the board," he said.
"It's important for the board not to
reverse its decision."
And Hermanson said a decision
by the current board to uphold
Kane's appeal will not necessarily
reflect badly on Kenny's integrity in
suspending the animal resource
ecology professor.
"This board might overrule it,"
Hermanson said. "Personally I
wouldn't see that as a criticism of
his (Kenny's) judgement."
David Roberts, the lawyer who
will represent Kane in his appeal,
refused to comment on any new
evidence he has to give the board.
"To be frank, I'd rather not talk
about it," he said. But he said the
appeal will be taken to the board's
April 8 meeting.
UBC's board of governors is getting a low price for its Rockwoods
Estate because it did not put the
property on the public market, a
North Vancouver real estate agent
charged Thursday.
Getting appraisals on the public
market would have been the "more
realistic way to do it," said Grouse
Realty agent Syd Foster. This approach is the common way to
achieve a good selling price, he added.
Instead, UBC remained secretive
about the deal and when interviewed, major West Vancouver realtors
said they were unaware of the existence of the estate or that it was
being sold.
UBC's current average selling
price for a lot on the estate is
$58,000, although the average price
for waterfront lots is $120,000 and
regular lots $80,000, a Permanent
realtor said Thursday.
Board member George Morfitt
said he did not want to discuss the
transaction. "It's a private matter
of the board of governors. I don't
think it's a public matter. It was
discussed in a private session."
Although West Vancouver
realtors claim that the lots are
underpriced, UBC spokesman Al
Hunter said the board's action is
"The board is not a developer,"
he said. "It has tried for the last
five years to utilize the property and
has decided to sell it."
UBC spokesman Brant Ducey
said in a CBC radio interview
Thursday that original plans for the
property's development were a
good idea in 1959 but with "today's
economic restraints" they are not
UBC has made several offers during the last five years to develop the
site according to deed terms, but a
committee appointed to supervise
the property rejected them.
Development proposals included a
training   facility   for  students,   a
MPs are overworked,
says McGill professor
Canada's House of Commons is
too small and overworked to be an
efficient body, a visiting McGill
political scientist said Thursday.
The concept of proportional
representation to correct the pro-
MALLORY . . . new option
blem is interesting, James Mallory
told 60 people in Buch. 104. But he
added the idea would be difficult to
implement and hard for people to
"Canada   dismisses   it   (propor
tional representation) as a fad,"
said Mallory.
But he added that because there
are no elected Liberal members of
the federal cabinet west of
Manitoba, people might reconsider
the option of proportional
Mallory said many Canadians
still compare proportional representation to the third and fourth
French republics, in which the
reins of government changed hands
every three or four weeks.
The appointment of members at
large to parliament, as recommended in Quebec Liberal leader Claude
Ryan's "beige paper", would present a partial solution to the parliament's current problems, he said.
Mallory said although the House
of Commons currently has no input
or output, turning it "upside down
and inside out" would be entirely
too disruptive and destructive to
allow the body to function as it had
He said any major parliamentary
and representational changes must
be gradual and incremental to
become effective. Mallory jokingly
suggested reduction of the size of
MP's chairs would allow greater
representation in the House.
He said parliament will eventually change with more innovations
such as the broadcast of parliamentary debates, which Mallory said
has improved its members' general
— kevin finnegan photo
"I'VE GOT ITI We'll put a roof over it, say it's sauna equipped, and rent it
to students for a criminally high monthly rate," exclaim housing department officials hopeful for promotion when boss Michael Davis returns from
Japan. But plans were shot down when Davis decided instead to raise
residence rates 300 per cent and turn hole into hotel for visiting profs.
research centre, a playing field and
a conference centre.
UBC has failed to maintain the
buildings on the site and the West
Vancouver municipality has
threatened to demolish some
buildings even after repairs.
As a result, the board had the
property appraised last year and
decided to sell the property to
Cressey Developments Corp. for
approximately $1.1 million, said
Hunter. Last year the property was
appraised at $900,000.
The property committee, appointed by donor Maj.-Gen. Victor
Odium, is not opposed to the sale
but has not said it favors the transaction, said Ducey. Odium once
considered subdividing the property
himself, he added.
In 1959, 4.77 acres of waterfront
property near Whytecliffe Park in
West Vancouver were given to UBC
through a deed of gift by Odium. It
was to be used for "the promotion
of intimate and intensive studies in
the field of fine arts, letters and
world affairs, and for specially approved student activities," according to the document, which also
included a provision for sale.
Proceeds from the land sale will
go towards the university after
payments are made to the Union
Theological College and Vancouver's St. Andrews Wesley
United Church.
UBC wants
lion's share
from BCSF
From page 1
cooperation between UBC and
BCSF. "Some other officers won't
be too appreciative," he said.
Elliott said UBC's membership in
BCSF could add much support to
voicing student concerns because it
is B.C.'s largest post-secondary institution. He said UBC representatives would have equal say in BCSF
policy making.
"If their position is coherently
presented, then the delegates have
the responsibility to evaluate that
position," Elliott said.
Soltis said information provided
by BCSF would be helpful, but added that UBC representation would
have to reflect the fact UBC would
provide BCSF with about half their
budget under current fee guidelines.
Park scheme
From page 1
the whole thing. It should help Burnaby become the technological
research centre for Canada," he
But a Simon Fraser University
research park committee
spokeswoman said the proposal for
the Willingdon (BCIT) site was
unspecific and open-ended. Bobbie
Moyls said the definitions and
guarantees regarding laser and
nuclear production were inadequate
and vague.
She said ;he success of the Burnaby public hearings will set a
precedent for (development of the)
other four research parks in the
province. "If BCIT accepted this
one (park format) then tht others
will too."
But Discovery Parks Inc.
spokesman Don Larsen said Tuesday the hearings were essentially a
formality as part of the rezoning
process and related little to the
situation at UBC of SFU. Page 4
Friday, March 21, 1980
Fink on the finks
Lay for an A. Do you know a professor who has earned that
You don't have to put up with it.
You don't have to pretend to appreciate the sick humor, to enjoy
the thinly veiled suggestions, to
smile when you feel like puking.
As usual, university administrators nation-wide have been
reluctant    to    deal    with    the
widespread problem of sexual
harassment, just as they have been
reluctant to deal with all problems
of   a   sexist   nature   on   campus.
But administrators, and professors seeking sexual favors, can
no longer operate in a sea of oblivion. While university administrators might not understand
the language of harassed female
students, they have shown a mark-
March 21, 1980
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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
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Co-Editors: Heather Conn and Tom Hawthorn
Well Danny, we're heading into the last two weeks ot this NHL (National Horse's Ass League) season
and the scoring race is as tight as ever with Julie Wheelwright (945) and Heather Conn (867) so far in
front that the next closest teammate is in fourth place. Assistant captains Tom Hawthorn (437), Peter
Menyasz (402), Kevin Finnegan (399) and Geof Wheelwright (396) are being challenged by former
bench warmers Verne McDonald (352) and Steve McClure (a healthy and climbing 322). B Team
players like Kerry Regier, Shaffin Sheriff, Doug J. Brown, Glen Downie, Ross Burnett and Jerry Swan
son are too boring to be off any consequence and haven't played enough yet to be tested. Team
Ubyssey does have its strong points though, Danny, especially is in its two rookie lines. Gary
Brookfield (65), Randy Hahn (631 and Keith Baldrey (451 make up the Receding Hairline, and show
much promise for the future. Other rookie Voyageurs, like Nancy Campbell, Dianne Baker and Nancie
Suzuki have yet to prove that their horses' ass material but will have that opportunity next season.
Back to the play. It's Lapointe at the point, to Shun, he shoots, shitl, he misses. But duminitive Danny
Moon (who's actually Gordie Howe's dad) picks up the rebound ... a titallating blast, it RINGS off the
goalpost! Ooooooohl Danny, that's the way the season's been . . . very frustrating.
ed alacrity for responding to the
language of the law. Now, the legal
system has finally stepped in where
administration angels have
previously refused to tread.
The dismissal of University of Ottawa biology professor Rudi
Strickler for making "unwanted
sexual advances" had brought a bit
of reality and justice into the situation. When a board of arbitration
upheld that dismissal, favor-seeking
instructors across Canada suffered
a sharp curtailment of their activities.
A woman member of that board
of arbitration was so intrigued by
the problem she is undertaking a
study of sexual harassment in the
classroom. Norma Bowen said she
feared the actual problem of sexual
harassment "would be lost in the
subsequent dispute between the
professor and the administration"
should a complaint ever be made.
Mind you, UBC's administration
would blithely deny such a problem
exists in this Valhalla on the west
coast. But any woman student
could tell them they are either ignorant or lying.
And woman students should do
just that. Tell the administration the
problem does exist. Tell them the
name of the offending professor.
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Today from 4-6 p.m. the arts
undergraduate society is sponsoring a retirement Wyne and
Cheese Party for Dr. Kaye
Brearley. This event is of special
interest to arts students since
whether they realize it or not Dr.
Brearley has been working many
years on their behalf.
As senior faculty advisor she
has devoted many hours to
smoothing out academic
wrinkles and streamlining administrative processes in the arts
faculty. Outside of the arts faculty she has made notable contributions to the administration
of women's athletics. In short.
Dr. Brearley has done her bit to
improve the lot of students on
this campus. We urge all interested to attend this Friday's party in Buchanan lounge.
AUS executive
This is a brief description of how
to not get involved in one of the
most controversial and strange
phenomenas in our society:
CULTS. The point of this article is
to explain the most simple and uncomplicated method of dealing with
cults: when you meet one or more
friendly, genuine and happy people
who show you an interesting and
entertaining time and invite you to
dinner, don't go. Unfortunately I
Two years later I was kidnapped
and "deprogrammed" and had a
chance   to   do   some   objective
A traveller's $200 a day
guide to American cults
research. One of the acknowledged
authorities in the field, Dr. Hardat
Sukhdeo, said given 10 days of undivided attention a cult can gain effective mind control over anyone.
Incredible notion, eh?
The reason for the recent concern
about cults is they are capable of
doing and have done much harm.
One can argue philisophically, like
Voltaire, that "Liberty of thought
is the freedom of the soul." Or one
can argue the more practical
aspects: many people return from
the experience physically or emotionally scarred. There are
numerous cases of ex-cult members
not being able to cope with their
former job or school. And there is
the considerable anguish caused, on
the part of involved friends or family, who are rejected as being "evil
and satanic".
main target
This is not a doctoral thesis attempting to explicitly describe the
phenomena; that is quite difficult.
A frequently used definition is:
"An elitist, totalitarian society of
obsessively devoted individuals,
subjected to psychologically coercive recruitment and indoctrination
techniques, practising rejection
and/or hatred for the rest of society
(particularly family and friends)."
For two years that was me.
There is considerable grey area in
defining a "cult", but the emphasis
of this article is on the acknowledged groups. The Unification Church
(Moonies), Hare Krishnas,
Children of God, and the Way
Ministry are clearly cults in that
they isolate their membership, exclude non-believers and practice
deceit in their recruitment.
Who Are They Looking For?
Who is it they are likely to
recruit? People like you. The people recruiters usually work for are
20-30 years old, presently single
with some college education and
have a couple of days free.
I had attended two years at UBC
and was travelling through the
states en route to Europe to meet a
friend. I was wandering around
Chinatown, seeing the sights, in San
Francisco, when I bumped into two
women who were also wandering
around Chinatown. They were both
in their late twenties and we talked
about San Francisco and Haight-
Ashbury and chatted generally for
perhaps an hour. It was around six
o'clock. There "happened" to be
an opera-hours dinner in the communal house where they lived (in
Nob Hill) and they invited me over.
At dinner there were about 30 people, more than half cult members I
later understood, and a good time
was had by all. There was lots of
good food, entertainment and a
short talk. Someone described what
this commune, called the Creative
Community Project, was doing for
the Bay Area with organic farming
and free food distribution. There
was also a slide show of the "land":
a beautiful 500 acre farm in the
grape growing hills north of San
This was followed by an incredible invitation: everyone was leaving
tonight for a two day retreat on the
land. It cost, just $25 and the bus
was waiting outside. The enthusiasm and sincerity of the
members was amazing, especially
considering precisely the same procedure happens every evening.
The farm experience was more
like a seemingly spontaneous
workshop. There were talks and
walks and fun and games. Two days
rapidly stretched to a week, by
which time I had made friends with
It took three
months before
I realized I
was a Moonie'
many people already in the cult. I
could still not get a clear description
of the organization but after seven
days I realized there was some
religion involved. One week stretched into three with the same weekly
format and it was at this point I first
heard that some of what we heard
were teachings of a Rev. Moon. I
did not return to San Francisco for
four weeks, and it was all of three
months before I realized I was a fully fledged member of the Unification Church (a Moonie). At this
point I was so accustomed to the
group and my fellow workers that it
hardly mattered.
How Could This Happen?
How do people become "brainwashed"? Where was the evil
genius who was manipulating people like me into this state of highly
increased   suggestibility?   Actually
all my friends and fellow workers
were "true-believers". In most cults
only a small percentage of highly
placed people are corrupt and fully
realize and explain the situation.
The rest of the members are completely sincere in believing they have
found the "truth" and the way to
save the world. They are using the
techniques of mind control unconsciously on each other and
themselves. This includes things like
isolation, peer group pressure,
games, guilt from past life, sleep
deprivation etc. Robert Lifton in
Thought Reform and the
Psychology of Totalism
documents the identical techniques
used by the North Koreans in their
civil war.
While I was in the cult I spent
eight months in the Bay Area
recruiting people and helping them
join. This often included spending
two to four weeks with a new
member as their "spiritual parent"
I then went fundraising for 16 months in the southern states. We worked out of a Ford van in teams of
seven or eight, and averaged
$100-$200 per person per day. In
the two years in the cult I averaged
4-5 hours sleep and contributed
over $80,000 to the organization.
Where Were My Folks?
My friends and family, wrote and
visited but the problem is far outside the normal stream of North
American experience. I retained my
previous sense of humor, I was
lucid and coherent and seemed to
be enjoying myself. I was also completely dedicated to an organization
that was blatantly corrupt and
whose theology culminated in the
military defence of South Korea.
My family had arguments like "If
he thinks he's happy, what right
do we have to impose our lifestyle
on someone else?"; "He's over 21,
he has the right to do what he
likes". Thomas Jefferson was
aware of the problem 200 years ago.
"There can be no freedom of
religion without freedom of mind."
Eventually my family decided I
should have the opportunity to see a
different side of the "Moonies",
and it was obvious that where I was
MOON . . . cult's main man
I did not have the chance. The services of "deprogrammer" Galen
Kelly were obtained to rescue me.
Deprogramming is a very poor
description of what the process is,
which is simply trying to objectively
and unemotionally discuss the cult
phenomena. However, it is more
difficult to talk to a hard-core cult
member than most people.
The controversial part of the process started with a very professional
kidnapping. When I was grabbed I
immediately knew what the intention behind it was, as my father and
brother were present.
We arrived at a motel and I was
told what was to happen. Galen was
going to discuss two things with me:
1) the documented evidence on
mind control, it's historical
precepts and how it works, and, (2)
controversy about the Unification
Church and government documents
and congressional hearings attesting
to its corruption. It is important to
note that our discussion did not
touch upon theological or
philosophic grounds, or beliefs in
general, in fact it seems more
beneficial to discuss psychology
rather than religion when investigating cults.
Public awareness is the most effective weapon against cults. There
are various types of legislation being attempted, but the issues are
very complex and volatile.
It is straight-forward, and in
some ways sad, but the way to
thwart the groups is to simply not
accept this type of dinner invitation.
The author of this Perspectives is
a third year arts student at UBC. He
has asked that his name be
withheld. Friday, March 21, 1980
Page 5
'Unexamined assumption not worth holding9
What should have become clear
from the responses to my recent article is that the surface issue is not
the real issue. What is at issue is our
assumptions about the nature of the
world and how our understandings
are formed by them.
It is clear from both the secular
and the religious respondents that
we hold competing world perspectives. Furthermore, it is the primacy
of these assumptions for our
understanding which has created
the furore. People get upset because
they see their basic assumptions being questioned, yet they are not
aware that this is what is happen
ing. Because of this ongoing debate
I wish to take this opportunity to
address these more primary issues
The responses, both secular and
religious, begin from one of two
different assumptions — the legalist
or the essentialist. In order that we
might be clear about these perspectives, let us first look at their
manifestation within the religious
tradition, and secondly within the
secular tradition.
In the legalist perspective there is
a set of "givens" about God's
truth. These are understood either
literally,    from   the    Bible;    or
authoritatively, as revealed in the
historical teachings of the church.
When a question is raised we seek
the answer, either directly from the
Bible, or through the interpretations given us by the church. The
extreme is proof-texting which
dissolves into literalism without
regard to the context or the
historical circumstances. Not all of
my critics do that. But these are
distinctions of degree, not kind.
In the essentialist perspective the
principle of fixity is carried one step
further. They affirm that the
"givens" are mutable but that the
essential message (kerygma) is not.
A US squandering big bucks
It seems that the arts undergraduate society can't
hold a fair and proper election: the last attempt was
declared illegal by student court, due to serious irregularities (such as trying to elect four reps rather
than the correct three).
What a farce the "election" was too: the president
of the AUS admitted to pulling down certain candidates' legal election posters; people (as I said) were
allowed to vote for four candidates; and five non-arts
students cast illegal ballots in an election that ended
in a tie for third place.
You know, this really isn't too surprising; it looks
as though there is a lot of crap stagnating in Buch.
10?. Just add this election to a long list of arts executive accomplishments:
• giving away free beer at an unlicensed arts bear
garden (which we paid for);
• blowing $700 on a punk concert on Feb. 28 that
only about SO people attended (which we paid for);
» attempting to shove a new (and corrupt) arts
constitution through which was released to the students on the day on which it was to be voted on;
• allocating $330 for "security" to a dance that
had sold two tickets four days prior to the event
(tickets were eventually, being* given away because
they couldn't be sold ... oh, and the band cost
• total so far: more than $3,000 on punk concerts
with low (very) attendance (i.e. 50 people);
• spending several more hundreds of dollars to
fly that plane-with-banner around campus for one
hour to announce an expensive "arts week" that was
at best "noticealjle;"
• spending $380 for an arts executive private dinner at the Harvest Eating House in exclusive North
Vancouver (seven-member exec . . . guess whose
money it is?);
• then saying they "couldn't afford" a charitable
donation during "arts week," etc., etc., etc.
How come we only have $2,500 of the original arts
$9,000 left this year, you ask? You'd have to take a
guess, 'cause there are no minutes of executive meetings available, no budget yet submitted this year, no
strict office hours, no competence, lots of gall, etc.,
Fortunately, there will probably be another arts
election to elect council reps this month, and we
thought that you should bear these facts in mind
when (and if) you vote. ...
Chris Fulker
Alan Postle
Some historic boredom from board
What's  up  with  the  board  of University   of   B.C.,   Vancouver, revegetating the areas surrounding
governors? B.C., V6T 1W5. the cliffs. He indicated that this
Notice that the information was would start within the month and
During the March 4 meeting, one pubiished in the March 12 edition that access paths for the cliffs are
of   the   topics   discussed   was of UBC Reports. being studied.
Discovery Park. Marty Lund and For stu(jents in residences, the The next board meeting is on
some members of the research park residence rates are going up next April 8, which is after the last issue
committee presented a petition to year ^ negotjateci by the various of The Ubyssey. So if you want to
the board requesting the board to: residence committees. Food will go find out what happened, ask (SUB
• hold   public   hearings   on up 23 per cent, 17 per cent for infla- 250 or 228-2050). If you have ques-
Discovery park; tjon ^ rjsjng iah0r costs and the tions we are trying to be in during
• impose   a   moratorium   on resl is to improve the quality of lunch hours.
negotiations until public hearings food   in   Totem   and   Vanier John Pellizzon
have been held; and, residences. The cost for next year Anthony Dickinson
• establish   a   representative will be: student board representatives
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Discovery Park would be fruitless (These rates include food costs Pen names will be used when the
bu that a Mof the conditionstha wh"« applicable). ""ter's real name ". als° 'neluded
but tnat a list ot tne conditions tnat FF for „ur information in the letter or
UBC   is   negotiating   should   be For  students   interested  in  the when vaiid reasons for anonymity
published in UBC Reports. The in- Wreck beach cliff erosion project, are gjven.
formation   should   also   be   made Neville Smith, director of physical Although an effort is made to
available to local newspapers. Also, plant, reported that the cutting of publish   all  letters   received    The
the public is invited to mail any trees near the cliff had gone ahead Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
comments on Discovery Park or as planned after consultations with letters for reasons of brevity, legal-
any other issues to the board. The concerned groups. He also reported j(V  grammar or taste.
address  is:  Board  of Governors, that a start will be made fencing and     _!	
Once one begins to qualify an unchangeable principle, all such principles are open to qualification. The
essentialist seeks to grasp the
essence of religion itself. There is a
fresh understanding which is
faithful to an unchanged essence.
Both positions bring to the present something fixed and settled in
the distant past. This I reject. The
present both informs and
transforms us. In other words, the
issues of the present point us
toward a deeper understanding of
the past and our relation to it. This
is not to say that the answers we
seek lie in the past, but rather, that
the past demonstrates to us potential processes of resolution for present difficulties. Likewise, present
processes of resolution become part
of the repository for the future.
Furthermore, through interaction
in the present with insights from
other disciplines and perspectives
our religious understanding is
In the essentialist perspective, it is
our behaviour which is the "given"
and hence mutable by present
culture but our essence, which is unchanging, is our human nature. Unfortunately this leaves us with a
human nature incapable of
transformation. Furthermore, our
attempts to discover the essence of
human nature can only be achieved
by unnecessarily splitting human
understanding into knowledge (accessible through scientific investigation) and wisdom (sought through
reference to art, literature, music,
religion, and the occult).
Here again, both positions bring
to the present something fixed and
settled in the distant past. Again, I
reject this. Human nature (consciousness) is being transformed in
the present, as it has been in the
past, and as it shall be evermore.
Our understanding of this
necessitates a unity of knowledge
and wisdom. For me, the source of
this unity of understanding rests in
the legitimate hypothesis that meaning assumes (a la H abermas) a
wholeness to reality. Our modern
scientific consciousness precludes
our experience of reality in this
way. We experience reality as
fragments of this whole and thereby
fail to see their relationships, one
with the other.
It is the power of these
unacknowledged assumptions, and
the ways in which they inform our
positions, which has been the subject of the debate in these pages. As
Socrates tells us: "The unexamined
life is not worth living." We hold
that the unexamined assumption is
not worth holding. Here we stand.
We can do no other.
George Hermanson
campus minister and free-lance
W5 apology for racism
doesn 9t swing it at all
I am writing to you on behalf of
the UBC subcommittee of the ad
hoc committee against W5. We
would like to correct certain misper-
ceptions that may have resulted
from your report "W5 apologizes
for racist report" and editorial in
the Tuesday, March 18 issue of The
It is the position of the ad hoc
committee that the W5 "apology"
of March 16 does not constitute a
full apology for the racist content
of their report The Campus Giveaway. W5 has admitted that it was
wrong in using the figure 100,000
foreign students in Canada, and
that this figure included visa students, landed immigrants and
students on special permits. This is
a positive sign but W5 has still not
addressed the major issue — that of
The ad hoc committee believes
that their program not only distorted certain statistics but that it was
also fundamentally racist. Whether
or not this program was deliberately
racist is not the point. By showing
oriental faces whenever the word
"foreigner" was used, the effect of
the W5 program was to suggest that
all Canadians of Asian origin, in
particular Chinese-Canadians, are
foreigners. By extension, the W5
position was that any non-white,
non-Anglo Saxon community in this
country is foreign and should not
enjoy the same rights and privileges, as so-called "Canadians."
In this context, W5's statement
that "it was never our intention in
doing the program to give offence
to any Canadian community: W5
sincerely regrets any offence that
may have been unintentionally given
to the Chinese-Canadian community," does not constitute an
The ad hoc committee's demands
remain: 1) a full public apology
from CTV for the racist content of
their program, and equal time to
repair some of the damage that has
already been done; 2) the establishment of a mechanism to insure that
no broadcaster may air a similar
kind of program, directed against
any ethnic or national group, in the
future; and, 3) the education of the
Canadian people on the contribution of Chinese-Canadians, and
other ethnic groups, towards the
building of this country. W5 has
not "fully" apologized. Its offer to
give the Chinese community "its
fair say" on this issue does not constitute equal time. Therefore, the ad
hoc committee against W5 will continue its activities until all of our demands have been met.
Tim Stanley
UBC subcommittee
ad hoc committee against WS
Library looking for the right formula
Students proved last week that the library is near
and dear to their hearts. Organizers of the library
survey were flabbergasted and delighted by the number
of questionnaires they were able to distribute, particularly to students. In fact, most of the original printing of 7,000 was consumed on Monday, March 10, the
first day of the survey, and a second printing of 5,000,
produced with the cooperation of UBC's copy and
duplicating centre, barely lasted through to Sunday,
March 16.
The large number of questionnaires completed, now
over 5,000, indicates that if was well received and not
too long or difficult to complete — someone even
suggested it become an annual event. Analysis has
begun, but will not be completed until the fall,
especially with the unanticipated large response.
Completed questionnaires continue to come in. If
you still have a blank, it's not too late to join the rush
— complete it and turn it in to any branch of the
library or send it to the address at the end of each questionnaire. The library appreciates the time and effort
spent by so many people in completing the questionnaire. Results will be published in the fall and their influence should be apparent in the library soon
thereafter. For further information, contact me at
Jim Henderson
LIBRARY FORMS . . . playing 20 questions Page 6
Friday, March 21,1980
'Tween classes
Spring bear garden and •ocialm gathering, 7 to 9
p.m., Buch. lounge.
Planning meeting, noon. SUB 115.
Coffee houae, 8 p.m.. Fat Cat't 1375 Robaon St.
Retirement wine and cheeee party for K. Brearley,
4 to 6 p.m., Buch. lounge.
General meeting, noon, SUB 213.
General   meeting,   noon.   International   Houae
Laat general meeting, noon, SUB 215.
Twilight retreat prayer and reflection. 7 p.m., St.
Mark's Collage.
Office and locker applications for summer '80
due, all day, SUB 238.
The Spanish inquiaition and torture with the
comfy chair, 3:38 a.m., Whealhouse dungeon.
Montee hike and prayer, all day, Mt. Seymour —
call 224-3311 for information.
Anglican-United  communion,  noon,   Lutheran
Campus Centra.
Important end of term business meeting, noon,
SUB 130.
Farewell grads potluck dinner, 6:15 p.m., St.
Mark's College.
'   Organizational  meeting  for  next year,   noon,
Buch. 21B.
Vote  on  constitution   changes  and  election,
noon, Chem. 250.
Breakfast, Lutheran Campus Centre, 7:15 a.m.,
Lutheran Campus Centre.
Anglican-United SCM annual business meeting
to elect executive, 7 p.m.,  Lutheran Campus
Live jazz with  Colleen  Sawyer,  8 p.m..
Green park road.
General meeting, noon, SUB 230.
Hot flashes
Come and click,
snap and snoot
Do you want to be kept in the
The Ubyssey needs photographers who will be returning next
year. If you own a camera and are
infinitely more interested in using it
than attending 8:30 a.m. classes,
you should probably be having your
work appear above some of the
more outrageous cutlines in Canada.
The Ubyssey has its own meagre
darkroom facilities, and we are willing to train anyone who is into pictures, failing courses and group
sex. The address is SUB 241k.
Pitman Business College Ltd.
Cnr. Broadway and Granville—738-7848
Start any Monday — Day and Night School
Jazz Singer
6251 Cecil Green Park Road
MARCH 27th-8:00 p.m.-Midnight
Open to 4th year and graduate students
Young Alumni Members Free—Non-Members $1.00
or pick up a free guest pass at the Cecil Green.
APRIL 10 - Guest Speaker KARL ERDMANN
"Hazards of Nuclear Power Compared
to Other Systems"
A client is seeking a summer student to assist the
comptroller in compiling statistical information,
controlling inventories and other accounting
LOCATION: Victoria
SALARY: $1,000.00 per month
Please forward resume, before march 21, 1980, indicating experience and academic background to:
305-645 Fort Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 1G2
Attention: Mr. H.A. Gordon
UBC Invitational
MARCH 22, 1980
Races start 9 a.m.
Many thanks to sponsoring
Labatts Breweries
Vancouver Waterbeds
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ABC Recreation
Village International
C & T Sports Co. Ltd.
Sunrype Products
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UBC Pizza
Applications for
of the following Students' Council Committees:
are now available in the
Room 266 S.U.B.
Application deadline is FRIDAY, 28 MARCH, 3:30 p.m.
Please return forms to Room 266 SUB
Sir Andrew Huxley
Sir Andrew Huxley was winner of the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine in 1963
for his research in nerve conduction, along with Sir Alan Hodgkin and Sir John Eccles. He has been associated throughout his academic life with Cambridge University
and the University of London. For the last 10 years he has been The Royal Society
Research Professor in the Department of Physiology at University College, London,
continuing his research in the contraction mechanism of the muscle. He is not only an
eminent scientist, but also an excellent speaker.
Tuesday, March 25
In Lecture Hall 6, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, at 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 29
In Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, at 8:15 p.m.
(A Vancouver Institute Lecture)
sponsored by
The Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professorship Fund
RATES: Student - 3 lines, 1 day $1?50; additional lines 35c.
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Classified ads are not accepted by telephone and are payable in advance.
Deadline is 11:30 a. m., the aay before publication.
Publications Office, Room 241, S. U. B„ UBC, Van., 8.C V6T 1W5.
5 — Coming Events
Tho Vancouver Institute
Mayo Medical School
Rochester, Minnesota
"The Chemistry
of the Brain"
A physician and researcher at the Mayo
Clinic,   Dr.   Weinshilboum   is   widely
known for his work on the ways in
which    inheritance   affects    Brain
Sat, March 22  —8:15p.m.
Lecture Hall No. 2
Woodward Building
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Black Tusk Sleeping Bags, $18.50; Bauer
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reasonable rent, phone 688-8905, 228-5077,
ask for Lynda White.
$250. Available April or May 1st. 922-7442.
SUBLET WANTED. May 1 to Aug. 31.
Single female, non-smoker needs accom.
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plants, goldfish, etc. while you are away.
Phone or write to Debbi Schug, 202-1150
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Phone: 385-9483.
85 — Typing
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30 — Jobs
JOBS IN ALASKAI Summer/Year-round.
$800-$2,000 monthlyl All fields-parks,
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typing for Manuscripts, Term Papers.
Reasonable (from $.80) Rates (Marpole
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EXPERT TYPIST. Essays, term papers, $.75
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What is Islam?
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WORKING, part time student wishes self
contained lodgings in Kits area. Reasonable
rent. Phone: between 7:00-9:00 p.m., Bev
INCOME TAX:Expert assistance. $8.00 per
basic return. Days/Eves. 731-0241. Mara
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campus. Len, 684-5536.
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HOUSING EXCHANGE wanted by University
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home near U.B.C. in exchange for same
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Ont. N2L 4R9.
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Talking the bus
an adventure
To embark upon a course of adventure is a
risky business nowadays.
Political instability effectively cuts off
much of the world from the intrepid adventurer's travel itinerary. Recent events in
Afghanistan and Iran make it impossible to
take the overland trek from Istanbul to Katmandu. Travel through central America is increasingly dicey as political turmoil builds in
the unstable regimes that have until now
maintained their grip in the subcontinent.
And soon the area around Pittsburgh will
no doubt be added to the list of places to
avoid as the coming dark age creeps towards
Bethlehem Steel, waiting to be born.
Thus we who want to see more of the
world than the four or five walls around us,
feel thwarted as we abandon hopeful plans
to see the world.
But there is no reason to despair. There
lies a whole world out there just waiting to be
explored. A completely different dimension
of enjoyment and pleasure that too many of
us pass over blindly. I refer of course to the
wonderful entity known as the B.C. Hydro
bus system.
Ah yes, the many happy hours that I've
spent on the legendary buses of B.C. Hydro
will remain forever etched in my mind as
some of the most interesting and informative
times I've ever had.
Some will sniff at this point and mutter
dark things about underdeveloped social
lives and the like but we true fans of Mother
Hydro know better. We are the true
believers, the ones who know in our hearts
that B.C. Hydro has your best interests at
heart, even if it means having to pay ever-
increasing fares while service deteriorates
I myself can remember the halycon years
of B.C. Electric, Hydro's privately owned
precursor. Everything was the same except
the name. The same buses, the same routes,
and to a large extent, the same old bunch of
drivers, many of whom were doubtless driving the burghers of Vancouver up and down
and through the town when the city had only
one street.
Some of the drivers haven't really changed
their driving habits since then and late at
night you can often hear some of the more
senior among them calling out the names of
long-forgotten streets in between
reminiscences of The Old Days.
Usually you meet these characters at
about 3 a.m. on the last Granville bus as it
follows another Granville bus back to the
garage at 41st and Oak. Rather than be impolite one feels compelled to listen to the
stories and opinions of these patriarchs of
public transit. And frequently ifs worth it as
new light is shed upon the history of the city
and the state of the world at large.
The danger in doing this is that you may
well become part of that special breed that
have to sit right up at the front and harass the
driver endlessly with stupid questions about
bus timetables and how many axles the new
models have. These people are a serious
nuisance and should not be dismissed as idle
cranks. They can spoil an otherwise enjoyable bus ride.
The serious busman or buswoman does
not let such distractions bother him or her.
Adequately provisioned and in a keen frame
of mind buspeople are well equipped to deal
with the harsh realities of hydro travel.
One should first know where one is going.
Or better still, you can let the transit system
take you where it will. By increasing the random element in your personal travel equation
you will add to the pleasure of your trip. One
resourceful tinned fruit collectors' club in
Burnaby does just this and has not been
heard from for several years.
So stock up before you set out. Take a
map and some bedding (you try sleeping on
those cold benches at the Kootenay loop) as
well as all thle food you can possibly carry on
your back since the serious busperson is well
aware of the near impossibility of finding
anything edible while the bus is moving.
Believe me, ifs been tried, but with sad
results. One group of enterprising buspeople
developed an elaborate system of hand off s
out by the the Burger King on the south
Delta route. Tragedy ensued however when
a side of fries were mistaken for a terrorisf s
projectile and the whole Delta police force
maced the bus and its occupants.
Once ready, the busperson should think of
the first obstacle that he or she will have to
deal with, namely the fare collection box.
Volumes have been written on how to circumvent this most pernicious form of
authority, but all the wisdom of the experts
can be summed up in the phrase "spin your
change and move your ass." The driver must
be made to be thoroughly confused as to exactly how much money one has deposited in
the fare box. And by displaying a firm and
quiet confidence the seasoned busperson
can easily parry the stinging accusations of
ripping off the transit system that the driver
may hurl at him or her.
Once past this hurdle you may want to
recline in one of the comfortable cattle stalls
so thoroughly provided by the faceless
bureaucrats at B.C. Hydro.
Rather than bring your own reading matter
it is advisable instead to peruse the pages of
the Buzzer, the paper that predicted the
Chicago fire 80 years after it happened. Or so
I have been led to believe by one of the senior
editors at that august publication, an old-
style European gentleman who was accidentally shipped to Canada with a cargo of fla
from his native Tyrolia.
Of course whether you read the Buzzer
depends in large part on which route you
have chosen. Those who elect to travel the
scenic Kingsway route will no doubt prefer to
stare vacantly out the window at the used-
car lots and burger joints that litter this surreal landscape. More boring routes such as
41st deserve little attention and should be used only if you have to go from one scenic
district to another.
My personal favorite among the many
splendiferous bus routes offered by B.C.
Hydro is the justly famous Spanish Banks
run; Why this route exists is a mystery. No
one ever uses it except Panamanian tourists
and the relatives of bus drivers. In summer
one an always find the lucky stiff who gets
this plum of routes stretched out on the
beach attended by a coterie of hydro
groupies and other fauning admirers. A far
cry from the parallel hell that is the Broadway
bus at rush hour. A pressing mass of human
flesh and the cries if infants, maniacs, and
Buzzer fans makes this run resemble nothing
so much as he last circle of hell. Only for the
truly adventurous.
Don't worry about transfers. The experienced busperson can easily negotiate this
minor obstacle by convincing the driver he is
a foreign diplomat on a mission of mercy or a
high government official. Mailmen have been
getting away with this one for years.
Complaints about bus travel are many and
varied. Some dislike the constant stopping
and starting while others groan about the infrequent and irregular service that those in
outlying areas especially are well acquainted
with. The loyal busperson, who has probably
spent half of his or her life on the buses, is
not one to gripe though, and remains calm in
the firm conviction that the public transit
system of which he or she comprises the
organic component is the best this side of
Neal, Jack
Heart Beat is like a long home movie. If
you know who the people in the movie are
and why they are doing the things they do,
then it's all great fun as you watch familiar
faces ham it up in front of the camera.
If, on the other hand, you haven't read the
works of Jack Kerouac and don't have the
foggiest notion of who Dean Moriarty is, then
you might be alternately amused and
mystified by the antics of the two beat
generation heroes as they make their way
through the wonderful world of the 1950's.
The Whitmanesque character of Jack
Kerouac is played by John Heard in a
disinterested and aloof manner that suggests
a certain lack of interest in the proceedings
on his part.
Heart Beat
Directed by John Byrum
Capitol 6
Heard acts in a wooden and forced manner
and his performance gives us little insight into the complex character of Kerouac. We see
a side of Kerouac that is lonely and
dispossessed, not the impulsive and reckless
adventurer that we usually associate with the
author of On the Road.
Instead we are treated to visions of
Kerouac and cohort Neal Cassady at home as
they try to figure out their unique menage a
trois with Cassady's wife Carolyn. They
regret their lost youth and attempt to remain
free and mobile in a suburban America that is
about as far from the open road as possible.
Sissy Spacek, as Carolyn, is the star of
Heart Beat since the story is based upon her
autobiography. The story concentrates on
the domestic arrangements the three attempt
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Friday, March 21, 1980 \the road\
ad with
, Carolyn
to establish and these scenes are generally
well done.
It is the repetition of these domestic interludes that slows the film down. Unless
you know about the characters beforehand
ifs difficult to understand what all the fuss is
about, because Cassady and Kerouac seem
so, well, normal.
They carry on in an interesting way, occasionally making great pronouncements about
Art and how the novel's going but we are left
in the dark about their years on the road and
all the experiences that led a person such as
Kerouac to pursue his artistic goal so
Director John Byrum choses a low key
style for this film and while perhaps a valid
choice the slow pacing makes Heart Beat
rather tedious at times.
Even the scenes in the jazz clubs seem
contrived and forced. The world of bebop
and beats is seen in cold retrospect, from the
vantage point of suburbia where calm and
boredom reign supreme. Kerouac and
Cassady are two tired and burned out men
who've exhausted their bodies and their imaginations. There is little left of their former
selves and you begin to wonder why Byrum
focuses on this period instead of on the glory
days immediately after the war when
everything seemed free for the taking.
Byrum has elected to film a careful
character study of three people as they reluctantly approach middle age. This is
understandable since the film is based on
Carolyn's autobiography, but unfortunately
Heart Beat fails for the most part even on this
level and what we are left with is a miidly interesting period piece. If you like Kerouac,
you'll probably enjoy Heart Beat, but don't
expect too much.
Space travel strange
Mother's still raving about her honeymoon
in Niagara Falls. High school friends praise
the tranquility of Tierra del Fuego and plan
ahead for a junket in Katmandu. In today's
get up and go society it seems like everyone
is packing up their tents for an exotic and
usually expensive holiday.
If you're tired of hearing about everybody
else's wonderful trip and wishing you could
explore unspoiled terrain then Cosmos Travel
has just the ticket.
With the recent deregulation in fare
schedules Cosmos now offers students cut
rate trips that are literally out of this world.
The Rigel III package is the lowest priced
tour in the Student Summer 1980 lineup.
Breakfast is included in the three week holiday that features a view apartment, guided
excursions into the steaming local jungles
and even pills to counteract the sudden
changes in air pressure.
Rigellians are a happy primitive people
content to while away their longish days
frolicking near cliff side homes and playing
traditional games with metre length steel
rods. A shy, "umber-flecked race, the inhabitants of this distant funspot will likely
befriend Canadian visitors before inviting
them in for a snort of their local oohna juice.
For sophisticated dining in a relaxed other
world local Altair stands at the top of the
must see list. Most of the items on the gigan
tic menus are unpronouceable but courteous
waiters are always ready to help-in the selection of the fabled mile-high meal. Altair's
restaurants are a sight to see. Even the tallest
basketballer is dwarfed by vaulted en-
tranceways that lead into the cavernous dining area.
Once inside, the eerie background music
may unsettle even the most seasoned
traveller, but a sip on the powerful bluish col-
v "N
ored house special will take the edge off the
jet set jitters. Expect a meal that will be worth
waiting for what often seems like years.
Credit cards are welcome and Canadian
money is accepted at par.
Strange bedfellows are what you'd expect
at most discos these days, but Antares'
nightlife takes the cake. Lights flash on and
off, the floors tilt at weird angles, and a claw
or tentacle is often directed at a well shaped
bottom. The outfits are wild and the sexual
scene has been described more than once as
kinky, offensive or just plain sick.
Antarians' not to be confused with On-
tarians, sleep all day and suck all night. They
can't help it. Be forewarned that a singles
night out might mutate into something
bizarre and that locals do not believe in male
or female distinctions. Bring proof of age.
Visitors travelling light years to Aldeberan
won't be disappointed when they finally arrive. Attendants who help you into a
methane filtration suit don't expect a tip and
will be insulted if one is offered. At the peak
of the tourist season long lineups form very
early in the day at the three volcanic sulphur
baths, so an early start is advisable.
If a three month dust storm crops up, a
common event, then plan on staying indoors
and savoring Aldeberan hospitality at its
finest. A few minutes invested at one of the
many underground bars will pay off in new
found friendships. The locals love to yak
while quaffing the potent pumice liquers and
tell and retell the joke about the Vegan, the
Arcturian and the Deltoid fighting over the
bill. A leave-it-till-tomorrow attitude is pervasive, and on Aldeberan tomorrow is a long
ways off.
Alpha Centauri is a much maligned and
misunderstood retreat. Its reputation as a
cesspool of travelling vacuum hose salesmen
drinking and whoring in the red shift district
is grossly exaggerated. In fact, religious conventions are commonplace, the winding
streets are tidy and well patrolled and families
are welcome.
The winter is exceptionally long and
desolate with termperatures dropping down
to zero degrees Kelvin at night so most Cana-
dians visit during the two week summer
Connecting shuttles to the Del Ray
Transport Centre leave every other year.
The best vacations combine education
with relaxation. On Betelgeuse's sprawling
planetary grid the visitor can learn first hand
how political disputes are ironed out. Ifs not
unusual for a poolside drink to be spilled onto
an unwary lap when tempers flare up over
Federation policies. This often results in painful burns as the spiced coffees are served in
boiling pressure mugs. But most tourists stay
out of arguments by having a hard enough
time just breathing the rarified air. Remember
also that jokes about beetle juice are no
longer considered in good taste.
When in Arcturus do as the Arcturians do
is a cliche as old as the lunar surface and
twice as dusty. Besides, carbon based units
have a rough time keeping up with the antics
of these speedy demons. Combining the
metabolism of a hummingbird and the driving ambition of a particle accelerator, Arcturians don't sit around and complain about
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typical issue will feature articles on little-
known travel experiences, maps, letters from
volunteer correspondents, information on inoculation and quarantinable diseases, and
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for explorers and potential expolorers to find
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Friday, March 21, 1980
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Orchestra vs.
choir in Bach
Bach's Mass in B Minor, performed last weekend by the Cantata Singers, contained some delights, but was marred by some difficulties which could have been
One of the delights was the
choral singing. The Vancouver Cantata Singers are an amateur choir
led by James Fankhauser, and have
a fine local reputation which their
clear diction and good ensemble
maintained, despite some small ensemble problems caused by too fast
pacing in some of the faster sections.
The soloists were illustrations of
extremes, from Bruce Pullan's
superbly controlled tenor to alto
Phyllis Mailing, who should have
been taking lessons from the choral
It was the orchestra that gave the
biggest disappointment. Only the
single bass player seemed to enjoy
his work; the rest might as well
have been postal clerks for all their
enthusiam. That this annoyed conductor Fankhauser was evident in
his eloquent and intense left-hand
gestures demanding attention from
the orchestra, which were studir
ously ignored by the latter.
These are principally members of
the Vancouver Symphony, with a
few UBC professors and freelancers
added, all professionals. The choir
was all amateur, and yet it was resplendent with a vitality and
strength which the highly paid orchestra utterly failed to display.
This is inexcusable. More rehearsal time would have helped
technical flaws like wrong notes,
bad intonation, and so on, but the
complete lack of interest which was
evident on the face of nearly every
instrumentalist cannot be lightly
passed over.
A clarinetist friend said to me
Monday night (in a different context, but still applicable) that he
must have played Beethoven's Seventh Symphony a thousand times
in his life, but he always approaches
it freshly, as if it was the first time
he had seen it. So he is never bored
by the music. The VSO musicians,
by contrast, played as though it
were just another dull job to get
over with, and then go home to
watch Johnny Carson.
The Cantata Singers have given
very successful concerts in the past
with the amateur Vancouver Philharmonic. Perhaps they would do
well to return to them.
Dylan makes commitment to Jesus music
It was a slow train coming, but
Dylan has found Jesus. And here in
Canada Bruce Cockburn is convinced that joy will find a way, and has
made a Christian morality explicit in
his own folk-rooted, jazz-tinged
music. A few years ago, some
would have argued that rock and
the Rock of Ages were poles apart.
But now some highly-respected artists are suggesting otherwise, and
their music is inviting audiences to
make a similar reconsideration.
Quite apart from the critical judgement the listener will make when he
examines the lyrics closely, the
phenomenon itself needs to be put
in some perspective before its
significance can be fully appreciated.
For many fans of contemporary
music, such out-front Christian
commitment comes as a shock.
Politics, science and existential
philosophy have contributed to a
wide-spread agnosticism among
the young, and to many, a
religiously-based moral code is an
archaic oddity. Furthermore, having regarded music primarily as
entertainment, they have neither
expected or demanded a statement.
of faith from musicians. Pop music,
played by the young to the young,
has generally reflected a narrow
self-interest   in   its  themes.   Love
No time for
among stars
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the state of the universe.
They're too busy going places. Life
as we know it, they say, is short so
make the most of it. So don't expect to relax or even sleep on this
holiday where lunchbreaks are
measured in milliseconds.
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any budget and they specialize in
the special needs of distraught
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beam you out this summer on the
holiday of a lifetime.
songs of one type or another comprise the bulk of mainstream pop,
with the occasional song of social
commentary aimed at such large
and easy targets as war, politics
and the materialistic values of the
older generation. Pop has lacked
the will or ability to express any
philosophy or faith other than a
faith in the music itself, and its level
or moral or social awareness has
been frequently parodied by the
motto: Peace, Love and Dope.
Harder-edged rock, as practiced
by The Who and The Rolling
Stones, has expressed a more
biting social criticism. But even
here, despite frequent flashes of wit
and insight, the most potent attacks were not in the lyrics but in
the music itself, and in the performing style. Since the swivelling hips
of Elvis Presley first shocked and offended parents, rockers have conveyed a virtually indiscriminant opposition to current social morality
through their stage manner. And
punk, which combined savagery of
lyric and sound with the dog-collar
approach in fashion, is simply updating that tradition.
But long before punk, or even
rock, was born, folk was the music
of social criticism. And it is out of
the folk tradition that both Dylan
and Cockburn come. They bring
with them a folk music sense of
priorities, which values the sung
word above theatrics and excessive
volume as a means of making a
musical statement.
The folk movement has always
been identified as left of center in
political terms. But few folk artists
become widely heard in the
mainstream of popular music, and
fewer still have ever identified
religion as the source of their social
morality. In doing so, at the risk of
losing a portion of their audience,
Dylan and Cockburn have
demonstrated an honesty and commitment that sets them apart from
most other musicians. They are also
distinct from those few musicians
and public figures who have made
their religious faith public. For
their's is not the emotional Bible-
belt Christianity of country and
western music. Nor is it the
politically prudent righteousness of
Jimmy Carter. The dubious intellectual respectability of these other
forms of faith may well cast a
shadow over the Dylan-Cockburn
conversions in the minds of some
fans and critics, but the strength
and vigor of recent music by both
men has allayed the suspicion of at
least a good percentage of their
record-buying and concert-going
public. If the quality of the music
continues to increase, the newfound faith may well come to be
seen as the committed expression
of two socially-concerned artists,
and as the outgrowth of many years
of sincere and careful searching.
By comparison, the often bally-
hooed relevance of many rock and
punk bands may begin to appear on
the level once attributed to MAD
magazine and Salinger's Catcher in
the Rye — as a young person's
game of 'spot the phoney' in the
adult world. Without denigrating
the importance of this stage in the
development of a personal morality,
the task of suggesting an alternative, a different philosophical
model, requires a different level of
maturity. It is one that most pop
musicians have not and will not
trouble themselves to achieve.
Some will question, with some
justification perhaps, whether this
is part of a musician's responsibili
ty. Other more cynical types will
simply be content as long as there is
money to be made in acting out
their own, and their audience's, inarticulate anger at society. What
the rock press has to ofen ignored
is that the majority of pop music is
pitched at or below the intellectual
and philosophical level of its audience. It is only the rare artists —
Dylan and Cockburn are certainly
two — who challenge their audiences to catch up to them in their
thinking, rather than merely supplying what their fans want.
singer, and takes attendance at a
particular concert, or admiration for
a particular artist as sufficient
demonstration of social concern.
No artist can or should do for his
audience what those individuals
can and should do for themselves.
And, make no mistake, the conversions of Dylan and Cockburn are
as much motivated by the goal of
personal, as social, salvation. But
with a serf-effacement rare in the
music business, these serious and
talented poet-singers are pointing
But the expectations audiences
have of even a rare artist must be
tempered with realism. Dylan's
career, in particular, has testified to
the fact that no artist can be the
social conscience for his generation. It is his role only to express his
own conscience, and perhaps in so
doing to prick the consciences of
others. But neither Dylan or any
other artist can be expected to provide answers, solve social problems, or singlehandely transform
the ideals sung about into social
realities. It is a lazy audience that
shifts the moral burden onto the
beyond their own music to the
source of their strength and energy,
and they are inviting their audiences
to look beyond the music too. For
the music-lover who follows the
rock star in search of spiritual
sustenance can all-too-often burn
out as the stars themselves do —
overstimulated and undernourished. There are sources of moral and
spiritual renewal even deeper and
richer than music. By rooting social
conscience in a religious commitment, Dylan and Cockburn have
demonstrated that they have found
one such source.
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Friday, March 21,1980 \the road\
Boy, have we got a deal for you
Jack was the one that inspired
me. Not Kerouac, but a guy who
picked me up on the Yellowhead
going toward Edmonton in a rundown Volkswagen.
It was a functional car. No back
seat, no heat, no radio. I started
singing Everybody's Talkin' to keep
my mind off the wind and rain coming up through the floor. Singing
aloud is a habit you pick up hitching
that's hard to break.
"Tom Northcott," muttered the
driver. "That asshole."
It turned out Jack had once been
a session guitarist and had also
spent some time touring with
Northcott in some forgotten age. It
was while touring he had gotten into dealing on the road.
Those were the days, he told me,
when dealers worked for their profit. Nowadays it's mules, telephones and teletypes. No one
leaves home or strays too far from
their electronic umbilical cord. Information and instructions come in
and go out and all the real dealing is
done by someone else.
What happened to Jack was he
was told if he took a load of chemical bliss to the next stop on the
tour, he could make a substantial
return for his trouble. It worked so
well he did it again. After three trips
as a mule he quit the tour and went
at it full time.
He described how he would go to
the airline ticket counter and buy
$2,000 or $3,000 worth of tickets at
the beginning of the month. At the
end of the month he would cash in
the ones he hadn't used and start
over again.
"In six months I made over a
quarter of a million," he said. I
pointed out to him the condition of
his car and the fact he'd borrowed
money from me for a cup of coffee.
"Hell, I said I made a quarter of a
million, not that I kept it. I got off
the plane one day after the six months and had just enough to take a
bus back home. I guess there's a lot
of people who owe me a lot of
money, wherever they are.
scoutmasters and deranged drug
The economic principle was the
simplest and oldest of them all. Buy
low, then take the merchandise to a
place where you can sell high. And I
already had a handle on such a
The first stop was Vancouver
where I made some contacts, parked the car in front of a friend's
house and took passage on a ferry
to the Queen Charlottes. I was
three months early for the season,
but I knew a man to whom the
cycles of nature meant nothing.
With  hfm  mushrooms were def-
"The main thing was doing it, not
getting rich. I always wondered if
you went into a bar and ordered
drinks for the house whether everyone would stand up and cheer just
like in the westerns."
"Do they?" I asked.
"They do," Jack said.
Thus it was I embarked on my
own journey through drug darkness
simply out of mistrust of Jack. I
didn't believe people would raise
themselves out of drunken ennui to
cheer a benefactor and I wanted to
find out.
I wasn't ambitious enough to try
the aerial route so I did the next
best thing. In Edmonton I sold the
several white cards of blotter LSD I
had secreted on my person. Rather
than just hitch back to Vancouver
to live off my ill-gotten gains for a
while, I invested in the famous
smuggler's 'invisible' car: a 1967
Chevrolet Bel Air station wagon,
favored    by   suburban   families.
initely a year-round occupation.
I found him in a sort of root cellar
under a fishing lodge in Sandspit,
coffins piled up around him. In the
coffins were thousands of B.C.'s
famous psilocybin mushrooms
growing, growing.
Twenty-eight dollars an ounce in
Sandspit, $250 an ounce in Montreal.
Soon I was back in Vancouver,
planning my itinerary. First up to
the Peace River area with some herbal leaf, mostly just to give me
something to smoke on the road.
Then some more LSD to Edmonton
and Regina. Finally to Montreal and
start a clean trip back to several
creditors who would be waiting
with baited breath and baseball bats
for news of my adventures.
I soon found out why Jack had
bought tickets for everywhere without specific plans. Flexibility is the
key. It was a hitcher in Hope who
told me if I wanted to take grass in
to the northern Interior, I would be
a fool not to take advantage of the
prices in the East Kootenay.
He was right. And in the Peace
River area I was told about an LSD
manufacturer in Prince Rupert who
could do something about my
dwindling supplies which would fill
my orders in Edmonton but leave
Regina dry. As well as making several husky Saskatchewan boys unhappy.
There are very few ways to get to
Montreal without going through
Saskatchewan and almost all of
them involve international borders.
Bad news. So it was back to Prince
Of course, I let it slip to the kitchen chemist (actually he worked
out of the back room of a gas station) what the whole trip was headed for. He reached forward and
gripped my arm.
"Only two short hours away by
ferry I can find you enough mushrooms to fill that goddamn
junkheap to the gunwhales and triple your profit," he hissed. With
some misgivings, I took on a partner.
I shouldn't have worried. These
were already dried, capped and
ready to go where the spare tire
usually does. But we had run into a
cash flow problem. Despite the potential riches we had to our respective names, we were close to being
We left my own mushrooms to
be capped and to provide security
on the future transaction. I didn't
dare go back to Vancouver so it
was another East Kootenay to
Peace River run, with a side trip to
Edmonton to get rid of as much
LSD as possible.
The delay was actually a stroke of
luck. By the time we got back to
Rupert, preparation for the new
season was already under way and
the price of succulent hallucinogenic fungi was dropping fast.
It would soon drop in Montreal as
well. It was time to get on the road
in our musty smelling wagon and
move fast.
Things were finally looking up
when we hit Saskatchewan. We
had just made the residents of Regina ecstatically happy for an average of nine hours each and we felt it
was time for a day or two off.
Our happy cruise around town
lasted about 40 minutes before the
Bel Air gave out a scream like a
skag freak in the twentieth hour of
cold turkey and spilled most of its
transmission all over the legislative
buildings parking lot.
Some very nice fellows in bright
red jackets helped us push the pig
into a parking space and I still think
it was my losing control of my
bowels that hid the overpowering
smell of moldering mushrooms.
While we were negotiating with
our prairie friends for a hideous '55
Ford pickup, one of them slyly mentioned the unusually low prices for
local white lightning: 85 per cent alcohol at $5 a quart, $3 in bulk.
I might have resisted but my
Prince Rupert partner had become
obsessed. "Do you know what I
can get for that in the logging
camps?" he hissed. Never listen to
a snake, or even a man that sounds
like one.
However, as he pointed out, with
have taken place if it weren't for the
all-too-easy availability of hallucinogens in the back, under the seat,
on the dashboard and constantly
soaking through my skin under my
My Prince Rupert partner wasn't
much better. If he had been he probably would have talked me out of
stopping in Toronto to see if the cocaine market was soft enough to
make it worthwhile to score some
for the seller's market on the west
The real idiocy of it is I don't
know anyone in Toronto, save
some half-forgotten relatives. Neither did my partner. Yet fortune
was still smiling on us.
To my somehwat embarrassed
surprise, my 17-year-old cousin was
well in the know. After she'd spent
a while bitching about the heat trying to close down the massage parlor she owned on Yonge Street
Strip, she told us, sure, she could
get us all the snow we wanted. Certainly more than we could come
close to affording.
At last we were drawing close to
the goal, even if we had about
enough money for one greasy
cheeseburger each. After a little
over three months, the ease with
which we distributed our bit of B.C.
among the Quebecois was an anticlimax.
We had barely begun to sample a
bit of Montreal's nightlife, no more
than a few week's worth, when my
Prince Rupert partner remembered.
"For fuck's sake, wake up," he
screamed in my ear one morning
a pickup we could easily carry
everything. If we hurried, we could
make it out to Montreal and be back
before most of the men Were out of
the camps. To our stock of fungi
we added several cases of closely-
packed mason jars.
It was somewhere around this
time that I realized I was undergoing a transformation. I was turning
into a greasy cheeseburger. This
metamorphosis  perhaps wouldn't
NIGHTMARE . . . eight hours in Boondocks, Ont. bus depot
when such an act was utterly evil.
"The camps will be closing up in
five daysl" We still had about 150
quarts of white lightning to get rid
There was only one way to handle the situation. As we drove nonstop at the pickup's steady 55 mph
pace, my cousin's Toronto cocaine
steadily dwindled. We made it to
Vancouver just in time to put my
partner on a plane north. The last of
our ready cash went on 200 lbs.
worth of excess baggage marked
Glass: Fragile.
A month or so later I received
about enough money from Prince
Rupert to ensure the continuing
health of my kneecaps and elbows.
It was good news since my supply
of cocaine bribes had run out.
The pickup brought just enough
money to buy a pound of East
Kootenay homegrown. As I smoked it I considered the ultimate
satisfaction of knowing whether
they really do stand up and cheer
when you order a round for the
Hell, in Montreal, they'll dance
for hours.
Friday, March 21, 1980
Page Friday 5 xmusicx
Highs and lows with VSO
Pinches Zukerman conducted the
Vancouver Symphony on Monday
night in an enjoyable, but seriously
flawed concert.
Zukerman is a violinist, not a conductor, and he should spend less
time being a trendy young leader of
orchestras, and more time playing
his violin. As a violinist he is lively,
energetic, and always fresh and
warm. As a conductor he has little
technical expertise, and simply cannot balance an orchestra to
highlight the fine details that make
the difference between a decent
conductor, like Akiyama, and a
great conductor like Colin Davis.
Monday's program began with a
Vivaldi violin concerto, which
should have been very good, but as
Zukerman both conducted and
played the violin solo, he did not
have adequate control over the
relatively large body of strings in the
concerto, and the ensemble playing
of the VSO suffered enormously.
By contrast, Zukerman's playful
style and the fact that he is well liked personally by most of the orchestra did lend the performance a
life and sparkle which VSO baroque
performances usually lack.
This was followed by Dvorak's
Wind Serenade, a small work for
woodwinds, cello, and bass. It really had no place in a symphony concert; why should sixty musicians be
kept standing in the wings while a
few woodwind players tootle away
on a bit of music that isn't really intrinsically interesting?
It did receive a good performance
though, with all players giving a
good ensemble and smooth, even
tone, with Zukerman encountering
few problems with this simple
The second half of the program
was the Beethoven Fourth Symphony. Here is a work that depends
for success on a light and delicate
humour; Zukerman failed in this.
ZUKERMAN . . • should leave baton at home
His approach was too muscular, in
the manner of the massive Third
and Fifth Symphonies, an approach
entirely inappropriate to this much
gentler work.
This heavy approach led to an
obscuring of all the delightful little details of inner orchestration
that are the foundation of this symphony. The result was an interesting performance, good tunes
and so on, but hardly memorable.
Zukerman, as I said, is a violinist
and not a conductor. Too many
musicians are lured by the attractions of fame to put aside their instruments and conduct instead.
Rostropovich, Fischer-Dieskau, and
a few others come to mind. With
some, like Fischer-Dieskau, it is excusable; his voice is beginning to
age, and he has to make a living.
Zukerman has no excuse. He is a
mediocre conductor, of which there
are hundreds about; but he is a
tremendous violinist, and I hope
that next time he visits this city, it is
as a violinist.
Cockburn finds spirituality
Bruce Cockburn appeared in concert at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
last Friday night, and proved to an
enthusiastic crowd that commitment to Christ and commitment to
good music need not be mutually
Those who may have feared a
sermon between every song, or
ushers asking 'Have you been saved?' before showing them their
seats, soon found themselves put
at ease. Cockburn's personal manner is as gentle and friendly as it has
always been, and he wasn't about
to do a Billy Graham routing on
anyone. Backed by a fine trio of
bass, violin and percussion,
Cockburn let his music demonstrate
the strength of his inspiration. And
demonstrate it did.
The concert opened with one of
Cockburn's polished guitar instrumental, which confirmed his
reputation as one of the finest folk
guitarists in North America. Then,
with his trio behind him, he launched into a succession of recent
songs, including several from his
latest album. Dancing in the
Dragon's Jaws, and others that
have yet to be recorded.
Lyrically, they expressed a deep
sensitivity to the spirit-crushing tensions of modern urban life. The city, says Cockburn, can be a "concrete vortex" that sucks in all our
best energies and gives us back little more than loneliness and
paranoia. Like a scene from The
Warriors, one verse described how
the city after dark "seems to break
down into tribes"; another gave us
a vivid image of "black kids working
out   kung-fu   moves",   convinced
that "if you don't want to be the
horse's hoofprints, you've got to be
the hooves".
Human misery is everywhere
around us, Cockburn shows us,
and only those who turn away can
avoid seeing it and hearing it. "You
hear that sound, it's like hammers,
only small?" he asks in the song Incandescent Blue. "It's what the
people's heads say when they beat
them against the wall." With his excellent instrumental resources,
Cockburn was also able to reflect
the harsh music of the city. The
clanging guitar strings, crashing
drums and symbols and the dark
brooding bass matched the discord
out of which we try to create a
sense of harmony. Most effective
of all, though, was the violin which,
like a buffeted human soul, alternately screamed in frenzy and
whimpered in pain.
But what consistently rescued
Cockburn's vision from becoming
one of total despair was his very
determined and very joyful hope.
Although each new headline convinces him that we are "watching
the fraying rope get closer to breaking", Cockburn affirms that "joy
will find a way". And here again,
Cockburn's faith shows itself to be
no naive or simplistic fundamentalism. He offers no glib answers
and hides in none of the born-again
cliches. "I am a loner," he says in
one of his newest songs, "with a
loner's point of view", and that
point of view doesn't allow him to
slip comfortably into any ready-
made doctrine.
The Christian faith that infuses
each song is as intensely personal
one, one that faces directly the real
conflicts of values that rock the
world daily. The song "I'm a Loner"
brings together for Cockburn visions of Teheran and the woman he
loves, and the disturbing and the
uplifting are recognized as part of
the same anguished reality in which
we live. Here is one Christian who is
not offering himself the simple consolations of personal piety.
And the audience last Friday obviously recognized that integrity,
and respected Cockburn for it.
Through a very full evening, they
listened to his musical statement of
faith; and they responded warmly
to it, bringing him back for two encores before they were ready to
leave. And he, for his part gave
himself without forcing anything on
anyone. As he admitted in one of
his encores No Footprints:
"Through these channels — words
— I want to touch you/Touch you
deep down where you live/Not for
power, but because I love you".
The audience in the Queen E. that
night wanted him to do just that —
and Bruce Cockburn did.
Rioting erupted in the streets of this
tiny island kingdom yesterday.
Sources report that the incumbemt
wimp led his ship unto the rocks,
and in the mutiny and violence that
followed it was every scribe for
After much valiant struggle and
many screamed curses hurled by all
sides, the smoke cleared. Production of the principal product of this
wimpdom, used-to-be (a rare carcinogen and emetic), continued
with only minor interruptions and a
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Friday, March 21, 1980 \film\
The Academy game is back again
That ritualistic guessing game, better known as the Academy Awards,
is upon us again. On Monday, April
14th, over 3,000 members of the
Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts
and Sciences will descend from
chauffeur-driven limousines and
float into the Dorothy Chandler
Pavilion of the Los Angeles Music
Centre to honour the supposed
best of the year 1979.
Over the years, the Oscar has
become the most coveted award in
the film entertainment industry. A
win in one of the major categories
can mean additional millions at the
box-office. For that reason, the major studios spend millions promoting their films and sometimes
go as far as determining the
category a performer will be
nominated in.
In categories where a performer's
position is questionable, promotions can make a big difference. In
1977, it happened with Vanessa
Redgrave for the movie Julia, 20th
Century Fox went out of its way to
ensure that Redgrave would capture the best supporting nomination and not the best actress
nomination so as to ensure that she
would not be competing with Jane
Fonda for the same film.
It's happened again this year with
the Meryl Streep nomination for
Kramer vs. Kramer. Streep was an
obvious female leading performer in
Kramer yet she has been nominated
in the supporting category. There is
no doubt that will mean a certain
win for Streep. If she had been
nominated in the best actress
category, it would have meant a
fierce battle with Sally Field for Norma Rae. Streep will win and co-star
Jane Alexander (a more deserving
contender for Kramer vs. Kramer
considering the category) will lose.
This year, Kramer vs. Kramer
seems to have it made in the Best
Picture category. So far, the film
has captured the New York Circle
of Critics Award, the Los Angeles
Circle of Critics Award and the
Golden Globe Award. Kramer does
not deserve to win, considering
that it is competing with the
monumental Apocalypse Now.
A no-win for Apocalypse Now
seems to more against its director
than for the picture itself. Coppola
is not very well regarded these days
and for that insane reason alone,
Apocalypse Now will suffer. But
there is no doubt that Apocalypse
Now is the film that has the best
chance for knocking Kramer vs.
Kramer from its high pedestal.
Chances are slim for All That
Jazz, Breaking Away and Norma
Rae. The reaction to All That Jazz
has been mixed at best. Instead of
Kramer vs. Kramer, I would like to
see Breaking Away win if
Apocalypse Now doesn't make it.
But the momentum is not with
Breaking Away. Norma Rae can be
struck from the list.
There are three notable
absentees from the best picture
nominations. The most notable is
Woody Allen's Manhattan, proclaimed as a masterpiece by Time
Magazine, among others. The oversight is appalling. The second film
is Milos Foreman's Hair, a better
musical than All That Jazz; a true
celebration that was ignored. Even
Hal Ashby's Being There would
have sufficed. It's been a long time
since I've seen an essentially one-
joke storyline carried off so brilliantly. Alas, one can only hope for the
things that might have been and
Best Picture of the Year:
Prediction: Kramer vs. Kramer.
Preference: Apocalypse Now.
There is little competition for the
Best Actor award. Dustin Hoffman
seems to be the winner for Kramer
vs. Kramer. Peter Sellers gave a
better quality performance in Being
There but it is unlikely that Sellers
will win his second nomination for
Best Actor. Al Pacino (. . . And
Justice for All) will lose his fifth
nomination; so will Roy Scheider
for All That Jazz, his second
nomination and first in this
category; and Jack Lemmon for
The China Syndrome. Lemmon
won in 1973 for Save The Tiger; he
has been nominated five times
The most glaring oversight from
the best actor category is Martin
Sheen for Apocalypse Now. Sheen
is the most deserving of all from
this list. A shame.
Best Performance by an actor in
a Leading Role:
Prediction: Dustin Hoffman
(Kramer vs. Kramer)
Preference: Peter Sellers (Being
Sally Field (Norma Rae) has the
best actress award all wrapped up.
She has walked off with awards
from Cannes, New York, Los
Angeles and the Foreign Press
Association (Golden Globe). Jill
Clayburgh, nominated this year for
Starting Over, should have won last
year  for  An   Unmarried  Woman.
This year, a nomination for Luna
would have been a better choice.
No votes for Jane Fonda (The
China Syndrome), Marsha Mason
(Chapter Two) and Bette Midler
(The Rose).
Best performance by an actress
in a leading role:
Prediction: Sally Field (Norma
Preference: Sally Field (Norma
The supporting actor award is
hard to predict.' Melvyn Douglas
(Being There) and Robert Duvall
(Apocalypse Now) seem to be in
the forefront. Justin Henry
deserves an award for his role in
Kramer vs. Kramer. Mickey Rooney
might win, as this is his fourth
nomination, but I doubt it. Frederic
Forrest (The Rose) will not win.
Ignored: Paul Dooley for Breaking Away.
Best performance by an actor in a
supporting role:
Prediction: Melvyn Douglas (Being There) or Robert Duvall
(Apocalypse Now).
Preference: Justin Henry
(Kramer vs. Kramer) ;r Melvyn
Douglas (Being There!
The best supporting actress
category is the easiest to call. Meryl
Streep might as well start rehearsing her acceptance speech. Barbara
Barrie (Breaking Away), Candice
Bergen (Starting Over) and Mariel
Hemingway (Manhattan) will be
surprises at best. Most sadly of all,
Jane Alexander will not win the
award she deserves.
Best performance by an actress
by an actress in a" supporting role:
Prediction: Meryl Streep (Kramer
vs. Kramer).
Perference: Jane Alexander
(Kramer vs. Kramer).
I predict a win for Steve Tesich
for his extraordinary Breaking Away
script over Robert Alan Arthur and
Bob Fosse, All That Jazz; Valerie
Curtin and Barry Levinson, . . . And
Justice For All; Mike Gray, T.S.
Cook and James Bridges, The
China Syndrome. My preference is
Woody Allen and Marshall
Brickman for their witty Manhattan
script. The category is: Best
Screenplay Written Directly for the
The competition for the Best
Screenplay Based on Another
Medium is between John Milius
and Francis Coppola (Apocalypse
Now) and Robert Benton (Kramer
vs. Kramer). I give the former contenders the edge over Benton;
Francis Veber, Edouard Molinaro,
Marcello Danon and Jean Poiret (La
All That Jazz just razzamatazz
Apocalypse Now: Working against the tide
Cage Aux Folles); Allan Burns (A
Little Romance); and Irving
Ravetch and Harriet Frank, Jr.
(Norma Rae).
Other predictions and
Best Foreign Language Film of
the Year: The Tin Drum (Federal
Republic of Germany). Shared the
Golden Palm with Apocalypse Now
at Cannes.
Best Achievement in
Cinematography: Apocalypse Now,
Vittorio Storaro.
Best Achievement in Costume
Design: Albert Wolsky (All That
Best Achievement in Art Direction: Apocalypse Now, Dean
Tavoularis and Angelo Graham (Art
Direction); George R. Nelson (Set
Best Achievement in Documentary Films: Best Boy (Ira Wohl, producer).
Short Subjects: Paul Robeson:
Tribute to an Artist (Janus Films,
Best Achievement in film editing:
Richard Marks, Walter Murch,
Gerald B. Greenberg and Lisa
Fruchtman (Apocalypse Now).
Could be anybody's bag.
Best Original Score:  Star Trek-
The Motion Picture, Jerry
Best Original Score and Its Adaptation (Or Best Adaptation Score):
All That Jazz, adaptation score by
Ralph Burns.
Best Original Song: The Rainbow
Connection (The Muppet Movie),
music and lyrics by Paul Williams
and Kenny Ascher.
Best Achievement in Sound:
Walter Murch, Mark Berger,
Richard Beggs and Nat Boxer
(Apocalypse Now).
Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Alien or Star Trek — The Motion Picture.
If Apocalypse Now loses Best
Picture, Coppola might find himself
with a Best Director award. The
punches will come from Robert
Benton who has already won the
Director's Guild Award for Kramer
vs. Kramer. I have doubts about
Bob Fosse's chances (All That
Jazz); Peter Yates (Breaking
Away); and Edouard Molinaro (La
Cage Aux Folles).
Woody Allen (Manhattan) and
Hal Ashby (Being There), not to
mention Milos Forman (Hair), were
The following accolades have
already been announced for: Alec
Guiness — honorary award; Ray
Stark — Irving Thalberg award;
Alan Spelt — Sound Effects Editor
(for The Black Stallion); Robert
Benjamin (deceased) — Jean Her-
sholt Humanitarian award; Hal Elias
(Academy tresurer) — special
Dustin Hoffman will be present
this time at the Awards ceremony.
In the past, Hoffman has boycotted
the Academy Awards because he
feels it's not right for actors to compete with each other for diverse
performances. On the recent Gold
Globe awards telecast, Hoffman
said awards are "silly". You can bet
your bottom dollar that he will personally accept the award for Best
Actor this year, make the same
speech and get applause from the
It's always risky business to
predict the Academy Awards. Tht
unforseen Annie Hall sweep in 1978
is a case in point. This year it might
be Kramer vs. Kramer. Or maybe
Apocalypse Now. Or, All That Jazz
Friday, March 21, 1980
Page Friday 7 \drama\
Janus loses the only game in town
The Only Game In Town is a simple play: heroes and villains, winners and losers. The heroes are Joe
and Fran, compulsive gambling
piano player and Las Vegas chorus
girl, searching for love.
The villain is Lockwood, ruthless
immoral businessman and evil
stereotype. He's a winner just as
surely as Joe and Fran are losers.
The Only Game In Town
directed by Mark Acheson
Janus Theatre
Another villain is Frank D. Gilroy,
playwright without imagination.
The above rather uninteresting romantic triangle is so fragile an excuse for a plot it doesn't even last
past intermission and the play ends
up relying on the dubious idea that
Joe and Fran are interesting all by
The heroes are David Ackridge as
Joe and Lisa Troniak as Fran. Playing off each other with the seeming
ease that only comes with hard
work, they work their thin material
into entertaining comedy.
Other heroes are Jack Crowston
as Lockwood, also doing an excellent job on a poorly thought-out
part, and especially Mark Acheson,
the director.
Acheson, recognizing that the
play can only fail as drama, has
concentrated on the slightly black
humor. The superficiality of the
characters and plot is ignored and
made to become the framework it
should be in this comedy of manners.
Others have failed at this apparently simple task. Warren Beatty
and Elizabeth Taylor, back in their
million dollar minimum days, played
The Only Game In Town and managed to drain away all but a vestige
of its humor. Their nauseatingly
soulful  interpretation  of a  flimsy
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the quintessential bombs that nearly destroyed the Hollywood film industry at the turn of the decade.
When Beatty played an elegant
gigolo on a burn-out, Ackridge
plays a romantic flake on the
threshold of maturity. And
Troniak's Fran is sensitive and honest; Taylor's working girl-as-played-
by-rich-Hollywood-star in $2,000
dresses was excruciatingly painful.
Acheson allows his two leads to
freewheel and the result is fast-
paced and funny enough to hide
the total lack of depth.
The themes of this play are that
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is absolutely lousy but ifs all lovers
have: 'the only game in town.'
Again the word dubious comes to
Unfortunately Janus Theatre has
been ignored by the arts establishment and people in charge of the
various levels of government largesse. Having to rely on the community, it has too many people of
large talent doing too many light
comedies like this one. Let's hope it
can get on its feet'and concentrate
on the contemporary North
American drama it has mandated itself to produce.
Pubescent crap
Cute. That's one description that
fits Little Darlings, a new film staring Tatum O'Neal and Kristy
McNichol. Little Darlings is as tired
as a film can be, a sort of Little
Women meets Meatballs-type
lightweight comedy.
Little Darlings
Directed by Ronald Maxwell
Capitol Six
In Little Darlings, Tatum O'Neil
makes an uneasy transition from
the child actress of Paper Moon to
the young adult performer of Little
Darlings. She appears thoroughly
uncomfortable in her role. Her
delivery is contrived, hardly natural.
Every smile from her seems to have
required a maximum of effort and
The story is about two teenagers,
Ferris (Tatum O'Neil) and Angel
(Kristy   McNichol),   at  a   summer
camp. Camp Little Wolf. (Sounds
like Meatballs already.) This is no
ordinary summer camp. Ifs an ALL
GIRLS camp. That, of course,
means snippy dialogue about boys,
sex, and Last Tango in Paris.
Little Darlings' predictable script
has Ferris and Angel coming from
different backgrounds, Ferris being
the rich but lovable coquette and
Angel, the bratty, streetwise but
aimiable youngster.
Needless to say, conflict is inevitable. Their first meeting is a
watered-down, G-rated version of
Warriors. Ifs about as believable as
the rest of the movie.
Guess what? The two get to
share the same corner in their
cabin. But being the mature,
thoughtful young adults that they
are, a truce is called. Again, not for
Ms. Bright (Maggie Blye) is the
teenage model-turned-trouble
maker, i.e., the villain, in this mess.
Life rests on the throw of the die
Since Ferris and Angels are both
virgins (yes, some of them are still
around), Ms. Bright turns their
disposition into a contest. Who will
get in the sack first?
Little Darlings is full of
stereotypes and cliches. Any lesson
to be learned from Little Darlings
can be viewed on Kristy McNichol's
own television show, Family.
With characters like Ms. Bright,
Chubby, Sunshine, and Carrots,
what can you expect? Not much, if
the movie is Little Darlings.
To be fair, there is one good
scene in Little Darlings. Angel, after
having a first sexual experience, is
sullen and reflective, wondering
about her hastiness. This good
scene is not equalled elsewhere in
Little Darlings.
Kristy McNichol, in her first starring role fares better than  Tatum
O'Neal which is not saying too
much since they both get paltry
direction from Ronald Maxwell.
Little Darlings is a well-
intentioned effort. That is the only
nice thing to be said about the film.
Little Darlings is hackneyed, and
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Two of Canada's three professional choirs will give a joint concert
in the Orpheum. The Vancouver
Chamber Choir and the Elmer
Iseler Singers will present a program of wide-ranging music by various composers Friday, March 21 at
8:30 p.m. Tickets and information
at the Vancouver Ticket Centre.
The Buddha Bandits is a performance of poetry and music
about what it means to grow up
along California's Highway 99. The
event takes place in the Vancouver
East Cultural Centre on Sunday,
March 30 at 8 p.m.
Bach's St. Matthew Passion will
be performed with members of the
Vancouver Symphony by the Vancouver Bach Choir. The concert
will take place in the Orpheum at
8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 29.
Tickets at the Ticket Centre or
Eaton's outlets.
Presentation House is currently
running an exhibition concerned
with the art and science of Leonardo da Vinci. Included are lectures
and displays from well-known
groups and speakers. The gallery is
located at 333 Chesterfield, N. Vancouver; phone 986-1351 for details.
Ned and Jack is a warm and
witty play about the relationship between actor John Barrymore and
playwright Edward Sheldon. The
Arts Club Theatre on Seymour St.
is currently showing this play,
which will continue until April 19.
Tickets at the Ticket Centre, or call
the theatre at 687-1644.
Janus Theatre is currently running The Only Game In Town, a
heartwarming and occasionally uproariously funny account of winning and losing. Shows are nightly
at 9 p.m. except Sunday at the theatre, located at 2611 W. 4th Ave.
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'An eating experience not to be under
estimated as one of the best mexican restaurants north of California.' Thats what
it is all about!
(Self Serve
i% S732 University Blvd
^f\   Eat In and Take Out
•f£       OPEN EVERY DAY
4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.    J&-
PHONE: 224-6121 4
4510 VI. 10th Ave.
UBG Garepas
Steak Er Pizza — Lasagna
Spare Ribs — Ravioli
Chicken — Greek Salads
Fast Free Local Delivery
224-4218 - 224-0529
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; Fri.
11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; Sat. 4:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m.;
Sun. 4:00 p.m. 1:00a.m.
2136 Western Parkway
A variety ot great dishes including   Moussaka.    Kalama
Souvtakia. and Greek
Mon- Thurs 4 pm-?:30 am
Fri & Sat 4 pm-3:30 am,
Sunday   4   pm-12   pm,
o,73H113        DOWNTOWN
3611 West Broadway   'y/JjSK?"
PARKING AT REAR       -♦■"-»»»
D.n.na UoiMfe- Full Facilities -
Take Out or Home Delivery
Late delivery call v> hour before closing
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14-50 S.W. Marine Dr.
Luncheon Smorgasbord
Authentic Chinese Cuisine
I     228-9114,
from 4:30 p.m.
J. 10% Discount on all
J cash pick up orders
    2142 Western Parkway
.w-  U.E.L. Vancouver. B.C.
1754 WEST 4TH  732-5313
Open 5 P.M. Every Day
Salad Bar * Caesar Salad
Charb roi led Steaks * Seafood
Licensed Lounge
Free Delivery
Open Daily from 11 a.m.
SUNDAY from 4 p.m.
4450 W. 10th Ave.
224-3434 224-6336
This weekend
Doors open 8 p.m.
1550 Main at Terminal
Friday, March 21, I960
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Records or Cassettes
Records or Cassettes
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Records or Cassettes
002 SECRET Vs — SECRET Vi (12" EP) 3.99
• TOO BAD — DOUG t THE SLUGS (7"-45) 1.79
• WORLD WAR 3 — DOA (7"-45) 1.79
• THE PRISONER — DOA (7"-45) 1.79
• HA-HA I WON — STEVE IVINGS (7"-45) 1.59
• LIES — POINTED STICKS (7"-45) 1.79
•ONUS ROYS (7"-45) 1.79
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Records or Cassettes .
10 PIED WHO . . .
You'd probably expect that the incredible features
offered by the Marantz cassette deck SD800 would
give it a high price tag. Surprise! The price is lower
than any Marantz has ever attached to a cassette
deck before.
• Dolby noise reduction system • Super hard permalloy record playback head • Separate 2-position
bias and EQ switches for normal, cr2 and Fe Cr tape
• Separate left and right record level controls •
Total mechanism shut-off • 3 digit tape counter •
Left and right illuminated Vu meters • Air-cushion
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T 7? /X.C* CX 210 STEREO
Tape transport stability is a vital criterin for high-
fidelity reproduction. The CX210 makes no compromises in this area thanks to a super-stable FG
servo transort motor that keeps wow and flutter to a
minimum from the beginning to the end of every
reel. You'll get optimum performance with a wide
range of tapes with independent bias and EQ selectors that precisely match the decks record/playback
characteristics to those of the tape used. Independent left and right channel record level controls give
you extensive control over recording conditions,
and a built-in Dolby noise reduction system assures
well-defined, hiss-free recordings.
A 800
We employed the most stable type of tape transport in use
today: tbe dual capstan system. This means optimum tape-
to-head contact and minimal wow and flutter. Three heads
are better than two. The A-800 employs TEAC's combined
record/playback element in which both heads (each with its
own gap width) are incorporated in a single housing. The
rewards are realtime monitoring, plus record and playback
quality only possible with a three-head system. Logic-
Controlled Transport with Optional Remote Control. This
not only assures feather-light, positive operation for years of
trouble free use, but also makes it possible to offer an optional remote control unit. Optional dbx interface 3-Position
Bias and Equalization Selectors Peak Level Meters. This
makes it much easier to set accurate recording levels for professional results. Rec Mute. Other Features: • Memory stop
rewind switch automatically stops tape when counter
reaches OCX). * Timer switch lets you make timer activated
Totally technically matched to all
"Blackface" Performance Series systems. Incredibly low 0.07% wow and flutter, excellent signal to noise ratio and ultra low
DUAL 830
Technology, features and specifications to satisfy the most
demanding audiophile. • Direct load and lock system with
automatic head protection • Phase locked-loop DC servomotor with integral grequency generator • True monitor
capability • Electronic fade'edit • Six-way bias/EQ * Sen-
dust head • Full record''playback metal capability • Twin belt
drive system * Equalized led peak-level indicator • Logic-
controlled Intermode switching • Electronic tape-motion
sensor/protector • Two-way memory stop "
line/microphone mixing • headphone level control •
Microphone inputs • Switchable overload protection
(limiter) • Multiplex filter switch • dolby noise reduction •
Four-point tape guidance system • Easy access to tapeheads
for cleaning.
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C3D Cassette Deck
What's gotten into the C3D? A microcomputer chip. A chip
that will prevent you from accidentally misusing the controls, and from stretching or tearing tape. A chip with a
memory for finding a predesignated spot on a cassette. It's
full, solenoid-operated logic control. There's more: Dolby
noise reduction, the C30. What a mind. Three position bias
and EQ • Record mute • Full logic solanold controls • DC
servo motor • 3C-18 khz frequency response • .06% wow
and flutter — for exacting professional quality recordings.
Open until 9 Thursday and Friday


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