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Array FINAL EDITION
VOL. LXV, No. 48 Page 2
THE    UBYSSEY
Thursday, March 31,1983
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THE    UBYSSEY
Page 3
UPPORT
Is it a
man's
right to
ignore
a child's
future?
D,
Bv ARNOLD HEDSTROM
avid sat on the floor with
John and Melissa in front of Fisher-
Price Air Terminal One. A fuel
wagon pulled up to refuel the jet liner
full of peculiar people in an imaginary land.
Lots of other kids tugged the
strings of helium filled balloons which
floated along the apartment party
room's roof, or ran around happily
communicating in a language only the
kids themselves understood.
Kathy dashed around the room
stopping occasionally to talk to the
other mothers and the two fathers
who'd come with their own kids to
her son David's second birthday party.
David's father Brian wasn't there.
Two years and two months ago,
Kathy came home from the obstetrician to find Brian moving furniture
out of their apartment.
"1 said, "What are you doing?" He
didn't answer and that was it. As he
left, I complained about a really bad
hip because of the pregnancy so he
kindly brought back a chair and foot
stool," Kathy said last fall, 18 months after Brian cut out.
"It is supposed to get easier every
time you talk about it and it doesn't.
It really doesn't. It hurts an awful lot.
And it hurts a lot because . . . not so
much for me. It hurts because I was
deserted. It hurts because of what he
is doing and it hurts because he is doing it not only against me but against
somebody whom I really love an awful
lot, my baby, and it is his baby too. It
hurts."
Since that day she has unsuccessfully tried to gain financial support and custody of David.
The greatest hindrances have been
institutions and agencies, the people
who work for them, and people in
general. Everyone is telling Kathy not
to fight a provincial statute which
says Kathy is not a legal mother.
Brian and Kathy lived together 20
months before Brian left. Up until
that time they attended pre-natal
classes together and although Brian
didn't want a baby out of wedlock, he
cared and provided for Kathy. There
was always the understanding they
would get married in the future, says
Kathy.
When Brian abandoned Kathy, she
moved back in with her legal husband, who she's been separated from
for almost two and a half years.
"I begged Steve to let me stay until
after the baby was born. I didn't
know how I was going to manage
anything," she says.
Left seven months pregnant and
with nowhere to go, she had little
choice. Kathy's own parents had died
when she was young.
"It's dumb. It's ridiculous. I can't
even describe my feeling as far as
what the law says. How can they say
I'm not a mother? That statement is
absurd. I gave birth. How can I not
be a mother? But under the law,
under the Child Paternity and Support Act, it says because I'm living
with my legal husband I am not a
mother. It doesn't say I'm an unwed
mother. It says I'm not a mother. It's
1    really dumb."
Kathy's lawyers agree the Act's
definition of "mother" is ridiculous.
An MLA whom Kathy consulted after
she lost a family court decision sympathized. The family court judge said
no other choice was available but to
decide against Kathy because the legal
precedent resides in a higher court.
Kathy appealed the decision.
As David plays with his friends on
his second birthday, he is naturally
oblivious to the way people have
already affected his life.
He has a lot to smile about.
Because Kathy's husband Peter lets
"It's dumb.
It's ridiculous.
How can the
Law say I'm
not a mother?"
them stay in his North Vancouver
apartment, he has some toys and
good food, and a mother who is at
home because she doesn't have to
work or go on welfare to survive.
But what is at stake, if in the end
the courts rule against Kathy, is
David's future. If the courts decide
that Kathy isn't a mother, Brian
escapes paying support which, according to the Act, is set at a standard
which the child would have enjoyed if
the child was born in wedlock. Brian
is an engineer earning about $3,000 a
month excluding consulting income.
Kathy is a university graduate in
biology.
Brian told Kathy he would pay
$400 for six months but he sent only
one payment. "A social worker talked to Brian and said he was going to
pay me $200 a month. The social
worker came back to me and said
'Boy is he generous. Two hundred
dollars a month.' I couldn't believe it.
That doesn't even pay for half of
baby sitting costs. And clothes. This
thing here (a pair of bib pants) costs
$20.
"I think David deserves a lot
because he is a wonderful little boy. I
don't think he should be held back
because of his father. Isn't that
right?" she says turning to David.
David smiles warmly.
Kathy won an appeal at the next
level of court. Now she is waiting for
the final word from the B.C. Court of
Appeal on a request from Brian's
lawyer. Kathy has no idea when the
courts will make a final decision.
B.
Jut she's fought it this far
despite everyone — social workers,
friends, ministers, psychiatrists and
women's centre advisors — telling her
to give up. Kathy's goal is to set a
precedent for other mothers and
children. Everyone tells her to be
more independent when ultimately
hat would mean loneliness.
"I think people should be dependent on one another," says Kathy.
"People in this society say, 'I don't
want to get too personal. I don't want
to get involved. I don't want to em-
barass you.' I don't think this is a
good way of being.
"If you don't have a mother or
father or sisters, ... she pauses, "I
was seeing a therapist after I got out
of the psychiatric unit. At the time I
needed people to complement me or
tell me how good a job I was doing.
The therapist said to me, 'You know,
I can spend all our time and tell you
how good this is or that is,' At the
time I didn't react. But later I realized
she was putting me down. I felt afterwards as though I shouldn't be asking
for anything."
Kathy has become an angry social
critic of a society that is impersonal.
"People have to care about others.
If you don't care about others, then
nobody is going to care about you.
Other people are in the same situation
and other people have cried as much
as I've cried," she says.
Ne
lext March David will undoubtedly be quite talkative at his
third birthday party. He still won't
have much of an idea about the
events surrounding his life. But as he
gets older a view of society and life
forms — as it has for us all. Page 4
THE    UBYSSEY
Thursday, March 31,1983
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THE UBYSSEY
March 31, 1983
The Ubyssey is published Tuesday and Friday through
the university year by the Alma Mater Society of the
University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the
staff and are not necessarily those of the AMS or the
university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in SUB 241k, with
the advertising office in SUB 266. Editorial department
228-2301; Advertising 228-3977.
Big Dorothy Brooks was sobbing quietly. "I just want to go to the printers, I just want to go
to the printers," he cried, while a whimpering Toto Sharriff whined and licked his massive
fingers.
Big Dorothy had known happier times, when he was at the printers and surrounded by his
friends and old parents (Chris Gainor, Bill Tieleman and Steve McClure) and constant companion Toto Shariff. And after that big windstorm had blown them both into Ubysseyvrlle,
where the lovable little munchkins (Robert Beynon, Jack Tieleman, Donna Sanford, Neil
Lucerne, Cary Rodin, Patti Flather, Lisa Morry) sang him songs and pointed him down the
yellow brick road to the printers, he thought he would never get back.
And now things looked even worse. He was being held prisoner in the wicked witch of the
left Brian Jones' office. Drinking his ever-present root beer between sobs, getting his fingers
licked by Toto Shariff, he saw no way out.
Suddenly, Toto Shariff yelped (he did that a lot). Big Dorothy Brooks looked up and out
the window. Surprisel Three friends! The ones he had met on the way herel The ones he had
conned into joining him on the way to the printers)
There was Sarah Cox, the scarecrow who had no brains. And Muriel Draaisma, the
heartless tin woman. And Chris Wong, the cowardly lion. The three of them had been
swayed by Big Dorothy's tales of fun, happiness, and good times — all of which were to be
found at the printer's, or so they thought.
They were also looking for the skills theylacked — and there were many — and they were
sure they would get them from the wizard editor of the printers, Arnold Hedstrom. But to get
to him, they had to rescue Big Dorothy Brooks, because he alone knew the way there. So
they plotted. And plotted, and then had a meeting. And then they formed a committee. And
issued a report. And finally they were ready.
They would dress as one of the staffers who guarded wicked witch Jones' office. Then
they would bust in, and with the help of several others, drag him away.
Quickly, they went into action. They cleverly disguised themselves as Steve Wisenthal,
Charles Campbell and Pat MacLeod. Dressed like them, they had no trouble gaining access to
the evil Jones' office.
All was quiet. Perfect. They spied Big Dorothy sitting in the corner with Toto Shariff asleep
in his massive lap. Taking care not to awaken Jones, who had fallen asleep reading a book
entitled El Salvador, Nukes and the Working Class: How It All Fits Together, the tiptoed
towards Big Dorothy Brooks.
Suddely, his beeper went off... ."Big Dorothy Brooks.. .crrrrrk... .phone the printers.. ..crrr-
rrk..." All hell broke loose. The evil Jones snapped awake, while his real staffers, Kelley Jo
Burke, Doug Schmidt and Victor Wong rushed in an subdued them all.
"You and you're bleeping bleeper," shouted Chris Wong, who suddely realized he was
cowardly and apologized immediately.
"Shut up, all of you or I'll cut six paragraphs off you all," shouted Jones, brandishing a
style guide menacingly.
By now. Big Dorothy Brooks had had enough. The others could see it coming, the ground
shook, it became very hot and tense and a strange wind blew through the room. Then it happened — Big Dorothy Brooks lost his temper.
He threw his root beer at Jones in disgust, and started shouting. But a strange thing happened.   The  witch  Jones  started  fading   away.   "You're  editing  me,   you're  editing
me. .eeeeeeeeeee " In a few seconds, Brian Jones, the wicked witch of the Left, was
gone. History.
Thinking fast, our heroes grabbed Jones' em ruler — the symbol of his power ~ to take to
the Wizard. They dashed out and down the yellow brick road. Hardly pausing on the way except once, to talk to an old woman who said her name was Julie Wheelwright and claimed
she had been to the printers. "Don't go there, you'll be sorry," she said and then disappeared. The others just laughed.
They ran faster, and faster. Finally the big neon sign of the printers outer office was in
sight. They dashed to the gates, opened them and were suddely met by the imposing
presence of Doug Fraser, and Len Whitehead the gatekeepers. "What do you want here?"
they thundered at them, twirling their exacto knives around in their fingers.
"We want to see the Wizard Arnold," Big Dorothy Brooks thundered back at them, strumming the em ruler he had taken from Jones. The others cowered. They couldn't shout that
loud! "This is one skill we're going to have to acquirel" whispered Muriel to Sarah, who nodded in agreement.
Finally, they were let in, and taken to the Wizard Arnold's office. Big Dorothy spoke first. "I
want to go to the printers!" he shouted.
The Wizard sneered, and hooted at him.
"We want to learn skills and things and go to the printers and have fun and..." the other
three chimed in together.
"Stop write there!" screamed the Wizard, and glowered at them through his dark glasses
which he always wore on special occassions. "What makes you think the printers is fun?"
"That's what Big Dorothy Brooks said — and —"
"Well it's not. So get that idea out of your heads. But as for skills, maybe I can do
something."
and with that, the Wizard Arnold gave Sarah her very own typewriter. Muriel got a heart
and an Oxford dictionary. The Wizard snatched the em ruler from Big Dorothy's huge hands
and gave it to Chris. Steve Wisenthal passed out styleguides.
"You now have skills, at least as much as anyone ever had at the printers," said the
Wizard.
"But we still want to get to the blasted prtntersl!" roared Big Dorothy Brooks,
"Oh very well, go already," sighed the Wizard Arnold, looking very tired. "Just get into
that balloon over there and wait."
The obeyed him, and suddenly a burst of white appeared, and there in golden glory stood
the good little witch of the Right, Glen Sanford.
He started giggling uncontrollably. "All of you just close your eyes and giggle after me,
'there's no place like the printers, there's no place like the printers'."
They followed his advice. Nothing happened. They tried again. Still nothing. What was
wrong?
The good little witch of the Right was perplexed. Suddenly he got an idea. "Throw out
your excess baggage. That always works in the movies."
The ones in the balloon looked at each other. Three of them got the same idea at once.
They hoisted Big Dorothy Brooks into the air and dumped him over the side. Instantly the
balloon began to rise, propelled by large amounts of hot air.
"And here, take this little fur ball with you!" they shouted down to Big Dorothy Brooks and
flung Toto Shariff out of the balloon.
The remaining three looked at each other. Smiles spread over their faces. They now had
skills, or so they thought. And they were on their way to the printers, a place they knew so little about. But they were happy.
They knew it would be a long voyage. But they didn't know it would be an even longer trip
coming back.
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THE    UBYSSEY
Page 5
Reflections of far away activism
A,
By GLEN SANFORD
Canadian University Press
Jmost a year ago and thousands of
miles away, cops wielded truncheons herded
Brenda Cote and 200 other students into the
pre-dawn New Brunswick snow. It was 4
a.m. Easter Sunday, and Canada's most
dramatic student protest in a decade — a
week-long occupation of the Universite de
Moncton administration building — came to
an abrupt end.
Two months later, Cote was elected to
chair the new and improved national student
organization, the fledgling Canadian Federation of Students. The new federation was
designed to combine Canada's fractured student movements into one coherent entity. It
was designed to offer services ranging from
the organization of protest rallies to the sale
of cheap flights by Canadian University
Travel Services.
Cote was Canada's leading student activist. At the time, it seemed quite natural she
should lead CFS through its most important
year.
Now she's sitting on a sunny Vancouver
porch, a couple of days after the federation
got creamed by students at the University of
Toronto and the University of Victoria who
voted not to join the federation. The week
before, students at Saint Mary's University—
the first to join CFS — also became the first
to pull out.
It's a warm, west coast day — a perfect
chance to relax after a week playing politics
on the road, a perfect time to forget for a
moment she's the leader of an aimless organi-
tion with an uncertain future.
But another damned reporter from the student press is there, poking with questions
about the fate of the federation and asking
her to describe a year of frustration as a stifled leader in the student movement.
"I wouldn't have gone for CFS chair if I
had known the year would have been like
this," she says. "I had such high hopes when
I started. Now I'm just so cynical."
Cote was elected on the activist ticket. She
was president of the Moncton student society
and played a large role in organizing the occupation," which was an angry response to
proposed 25 per cent tuition increases. The
board of governors refused to hear
arguments, so frustrated students barricaded
themselves in the administration building.
They held regular press conferences and
organized their own classes. For a week the
students captured national media attention,
and then the cops broke through the barricades.
Twenty-eight people were arrested while
others, including Cote, were permanently expelled. The fee increase was reduced to 12.5
per cent.
With the anniversary of the occupation
fast approaching, and only two months left
in her term as CFS chair, Cote looks troubled. She smiles sadly and says: "April 3 to me
is going to be quite a gloomy day because all
I'll think about is what happened — and how
it was never followed up. I was sure this year
we could have mobilized people and all that
stuff, but that never happened. Now the occupation was a year ago. After a year people
start forgetting unless something happens to
remind them.
"I thought the occupation was supposed to
be a leading point in organizing direct actions
on campuses across the country. But even the
most progressive people freak out on Moncton. CFS made no attempt to recommend
that kind of action."
In fact, CFS has tried to stifle discussion of
the Moncton occupation. At its August
meeting, the federation's central committee
passed a motion that Cote could not speak
publicly about the occupation. Cote has ignored the motion, but it typifies the alienation between her and other leaders of the
federation. Cote is uncomfortable as the
francophone, female grass-roots style activist
at the helm of a mostly anglophone, top-
heavy organization dominated by male
moderates.
And that alienation became startling clear
at November's national conference in Victoria, where CFS delegates voted against
donating $500 toward legal fees incurred by
Moncton students because of the occupation.
"I think when I ran that my conception of
CFS was totally false. I thought that with my
feelings and experience there was potential
for me to share my knowledge and help
mobilize people. But now I see you can't
work from the top down. If you want to be a
true activist you shouldn't be in any structure. You should work in the grass roots.
"Instead, I had to put my militant interests
aside and play chair for a year."
And during that year, Cote has watched
students' councils across the country swing to
the right. "CFS right now has lost all its activists. They're with the unemployed.
"If the student population is becoming
more middle class, then getting organized
doesn't matter to them. These people will
always have education because they're the
ones that can afford it.
"If people are waiting for the effects of
cutbacks to happen they're blind — or
bourgeois."
Cote says if CFS is to survive and remain
politically relevant, it must become high-
profile. "People want to turn CFS into a lobbying organization and are hoping to get a
high profile through that. Lobbying is important but you've got to go further." She sighs
and suddenly looks tired.
"When you're always talking in another
language . . ." she pauses. "I don't know,
it's hard to explain. I just don't want CFS to
become a friggin' bureaucratic organization."
She insists there is still hope for CFS. She
says the organization must become more
vocal and outspoken if it is to capture the imagination and support of students. She admits the federation is currently bogged down
by internal debates over structure and has
isolated itself from students. And despite a
frustrating year at the top of such an
organization, Cote's eyes still sparkle when
she talks about Moncton.
She has been permanently expelled from
the university, some of her friends now have
criminal records, and Moncton students have
just elected a right-wing executive for their
student council — including the education
minister's son. But while the council takes a
right-wing line, other students have started
organizing an anniversary march to celebrate
last year's occupation.
"I'd do it again any time," Cote says.
"I'll do it again."
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of offensive material.
In an opinion poll conducted by
the ad-hoc committee for bookstore
accountability, the majority of people who defended the selling of pornography cited this argument as the
reason it should be sold.
An educational pamphlet
distributed by the committee
counters the censorship argument
by arguing-the bookstore already
has selection criteria. These criteria
do not reflect the ethics of a university community which opposes the
degradation of any group of people, it says.
Pornography readers will not be
hurt by a lack of pornography, but
women are hurt by public acceptance of the violent and degrading
images in pornography, says committee member Josephine Evans.
"Research shows that as the rape
and abuse of women becomes more
common in magazines and film, it
becomes more acceptable in
reality," the pamphlet says.
UBC law professor Bill Black
says printing something which incites people to break the law is illegal. "But does violent pornography lead to actual violence in
society?," he asks.
Black leans back in his black
bucket chair and calmly swings his
legs onto desk. If studies prove pornography incites violence against
women, the content of pornography can be controlled, says
Black, who teaches a course on the
Canadian Charter of Rights.
Measures to control violence and
misrepresentation are part of the
Canadian legal system, he says.
"You never could say anything
you wanted to. You can't shout fire
in a crowded theatre and you cannot libel someone in the press."
Pornography has not been denounced by the Canadian legal
system because research linking it to
violence is inconclusive and contradictory, Black says.
Studies from other countries are
difficult to compare to the Canadian situation, he adds.
"The only thing we have to go on
is what is happening in the U.S.
And the courts there have had a
very difficult time determining if
pornography will lead to violence."
Evans, who has worked in a rape
relief centre, disagrees with Black's
conclusions. Research has indicated
pornography can result in violent
crimes, says Evans.
"As Nicholas Grolt (a researcher)
shows, rapists enact fantasies,"
Evans says. "They are no different
from any other guys except 'they
have oversubscribed to a masculine
identity,' " she quotes.
This masculine identify is found
even in soft core pornography, says
Evans.
The report Pornography, Sexual
Callousness, and the Trivialization
of Rape concludes: "Under controlled experimental conditions,
massive exposure to pornography
resulted in a loss of compassion
toward women as rape victims and
toward women in general."
Studies on the effects of pornography only show general trends,
says Evans. "What isn't specific is
taking Playboy and Penthouse and
relating it to one rapist's action."
She denies contradictory research
exists. "If people say research
shows porn helps society, I ask
what research?"
Evans differentiates between
erotica and pornography. "Erotic
freedom is beneficial to everyone.
It's the lying and the violent aspects
of pornography we're complaing
about," she says.
A process by which women can
sue pornography publishers for
misrepresenting them should be
developed, Evans says.
But Black says this is unlikely.
"Courts don't want to deny people
the right to criticize other people,"
he says.
People's rights to criticize and oppose are not being censored, says
Evans. "I lived in Franco's Spain
for five years and I know what censorship is — I'm all for freedom of
the press," she says.
"If the freedom of press section
(of the charters) is to protect truth
and therefore people, and the whole
problem with porn is it's filled with
dangerous lies." Page 6
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Cutbacks, voting,
resignations, aid
highlight 1982-83
By CRAIG BROOKS
Students came to UBC in
September to discover their ever efficient university administration
had run a $6.4 million surplus the
previous fiscal year, after cutting
more than $7 million from the
already lean budget.
To drown student sorrows away,
the ever-concerned Alma Mater
Society had created a new drinking
lounge in the old art gallery. It took
another five months and $60,000
before a replacement gallery was
built.
While the students were away,
student council played. For the second year in a row, the AMS administration director resigned. The
AMS reported a "deficit" of
$25,000 for the previous year, while
showing a book profit of $11,000.
But the RCMP had been watching
over the situation by monitoring
SUB's bulletin boards, looking for
"direct action." Not to be outdone,
the AMS had created "SUB cops,"
complete with brown shirts to
police the students' building.
To help fix financial problems,
council changed the Pit draft to the
fiscally cheaper Old Fort —
unleashing a protest and letters to
The Ubyssey.
And it was discovered that the
engineering undergraduate society
was $42,000 in the red.
SEPTEMBER
September dawned with a dismal
housing situation, to the surprise of
no-one. But the recession had a
benefit to students, as rents dropped and more houses opened up
basement suites.
More women were assaulted in the
University Endowment Lands, until
a child noticed a person matching a
RCMP poster sketch. A suspect was
quickly arrested and subsequently
convicted."
UBC's nine per cent faculty wage
settlement was sent to compensation stabilization commissioner Ed
Peck. It would take seven months,
several arbitrators and numerous
harsh words and telephone calls,
before the faculty finally agreed to
a rolled-back six per cent increase,
with an additional half a per cent
starting Jan. 1.
A new walking campus concept
was introduced, where violators of
the sacred "core campus" would be
immediately fined or towed. Only
time will tell if the concept introduced 10 years ago is finally enforced, or if cars will follow their
own rules once again.
The AMS introduced its (infamous) $20 fee referendum proposal and to send it off with a bang,
the university waste disposal facility
blew up after an explosive liquid,
apparently nitroglycerine, was placed in the furnace.
The first of a series of film society
scandals rocked campus, as AMS
finance director James Hollis charged filmsoc executive deliberately
tried to scuttle free film showings in
the Pit. The charge brought a
lengthy exchange of letters to The
Ubyssey.
And to report on the whole mess,
students had one less paper per
week, as The Ubyssey was forced to
cancel its Thursday edition, due to
an anticipated 40 per cent drop in
advertising sales.
Enrolment restrictions, due to
budget and faculty shortfalls, hit
home as third and fourth year computer science majors were denied
access to already full courses, while
cockroaches thrived in Acadia
park.
Funding cuts raised its ugly head
again, as the provincial government
announced $12 million would be cut
from B.C. university's budgets,
half-way through the fiscal year.
UBC's share was $7.2 million.
In the fundamentalist sense,
UBC's Marantha Christian Club
and Nick Pappis started an eternity
long campaign to tell UBC students
about the Satanic powers of rock
and roll. But this still does not ex-
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plain why the name of the president
of UBC Maranathas is Darwin.
Universities' minister Pat
McGeer, also a UBC neurology
professor, had his political leave of
absence extended, against the vocal
wishes of student council. People
said it was a conflict of interest for
McGeer to ask people responsible
to him to approve the extension.
The Ubyssey's editorial support of
the extension was later rescinded.
And Fred was born.
Students needing aid were left
hanging for almost two months,
after the provincial government student aid program was $8.7 million
oversubscribed. The government
eventually found he money in late
October from "consolidated
deficit" after discussing implementing
a cross-the-board percentage cuts.
But health science students were
not so lucky. The government
refused to find another $500,000 for
the health bursary fund, part of the
health ministry, to aid B.C. health
students who must work or intern
almost 12 months a year. Despite a
provincial ombudsoffice investigation and student lobby, health
minister James Neilson would not
change his mind.
And Kenny left on a two week
trip to China, tagging along with
the Men's basketball team. He
didn't measure up.
OCTOBER
October was Great Trek month.
The event was eventually to be
renamed by future AMS president
and Trek organiser Mitch Hetman
as "The Great Flop," after less
than 200 students, one driving an
orange Mercedes convertible,
"paraded" from downtown Vancouver to UBC.
The Trek, meant to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary
of the student-initiated drive to
build UBC on the Point Grey campus, suffered from a sense of purpose. Many wanted it to be
political, in light of funding cutbacks, while others wanted it to be
commemorative. In the end, one-fifth
of the number who marched in 1922
made the 1982 Trek.
UBC and Simon Fraser University both donated staff to Team
UBC, Socred front organization to
help instill "confidence" in the
future of B.C.'s Fred Latremouille
cedures.
Neil Risebrough was appointed
vice provost of student affairs, the
person responsible for student-
administration relations. He was
selected to suffer the fate of having
his name misspelt in The Ubyssey
numerous times after a year long
search failed to find qualified candidates. Among Risebrough's first
priorities was to institute a committee for formal sexual grievance procedures.
A by-election to fill the AMS administration director position met
with AMS types Scott Ando and
Alan Pinkney running in a head-on-
head, fraternities vs. engineers battle. The elections was subsequently
invalidated, after Ando, the
original victor, was convicted in
student court of severe irregularities.
The Ubyssey predicted George
Pedersen was a leading contender to
become UBC president. Pedersen's
appointment, heralded by students,
staff, administrators and faculty
was announced in mid November.
SFU students voted to join the
fledgling Canadian Federation of
Students, a national service and
political group for Canadian post-
secondary students. University of
Victoria students voted in March
not to join the federation. UBC remains a prospective member until it
runs a referendum on the $7.50 annual fee.
The administration delayed it's
decision on making cuts in response
until wage settlements were
finalized. A hiring and capital
freeze and the remains of the
previous year's surplus prevented
any further cuts.
But the Great Trek week did have
one success, as more than 1,400
students participated in the Arts '20
relay race. The Ubyssey was unsuccessful in defending its men's independent title. The "Great Flop"
week more than $5,000 additional
in deficit.
The Association of University
and College Employees accepted an
eight and five per cent settlement
over two years.
And, as usual, the crazies came
out for Hallowe'en, as the AMS
called the vote on increasing student
fees $20.	
NOVEMBER	
November heralded a five per
cent tuition fee increase without any
student opposition.  Even student
board representatives supported the
increase, since a five per cent increase in student aid was included.
"I think five per cent is great,"
said Dave Frank at the time.
The board developed a leak, as
university plans to take control of
the University Endowment Lands
were released. "We feel that we
should have long-term control of
the land," said board property
committee chair David McLean.
The move has been opposed by
UEL residents and environmental
groups, and is currently at whatever
stages these sort of things get to
when a stalemate is at hand.
In one of the highest voter turnouts in history, UBC students approved adding $20 to their student
fees. The levy, effective this upcoming September, includes $15 for
capital projects, including daycare,
student housing SUB renovations
and athletic facilities, a $3 increase
to $5 per year for intramurals, and
$2 in AMS general operating fees
for student council, The Ubyssey,
and soon.
And Ubyssey reporter Lori
Banham wrote the annual Ubyssey
fake story, exposing an alleged
herpes outbreak in the aquatic
centre. The storm of letters to the
paper reflected strong pro and con
opinions about the annual hoax.
Universities minister Pat McGeer
said at the annual Socred convention he would look into making student association fee levies voluntary. McGeer said he would bring
the matter up with cabinet "next
week," but after the convention
changed his timetable to "next
year." McGeer is currently reviewing changes to the university act,
which may include such a change.
Also at the Socred convention,
MLA Jack Davis once again in-
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Ultravox — April 5 — War Memorial Gym
Joffrey Ballet — April 6 — Queen E
Bob Seger - SOLD OUT
Tina Turner — April 8 & 9 — Commodore
Connie Kaldor — April 10 — Queen E Playhouse
Chris De Burgh — April 11 — Queen E
Red Rider — April 19 — Commodore
The Kinks — April 22 — Coliseum
Lou Rawls — May 3-14 — International Plaza
Bruce Cockburn — May 27 — Queen E
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Sports wraps it u^for another year
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By HARRY HERTSCHEG
The future looks bright for coach
Jack Moores and his UBC
Thunderbirds ice hockey team.
Summer will see Moores trying to
recruit players to a team which is
improving rapidly and is only losing
two players through graduation —
forward Tom Ouchi and defender
Drew Hunt.
"We'll be out looking for players
to fill some of the spots, which
aren't too many," says Moores.
"So we can be a bit more selective.
We're constantly on the lookout for
players that might be better than the
ones we already have."
The Moores' recruitment method
is simple and straight forward. "We
explain what kind of program we
have and just kind of be honest with
them and we don't promise them
anything," he says.
Although CIAU recruiting rules
state that a university hockey coach
can only recruit within the home
province, it is considered legitimate
to recruit players from outside the
province if they have already contacted the University for registration information. Several players
from all over Canada will make up
a form letter to send to every
university to see what offers they
get, predicts Moores.
However, B.C. players are encouraged to stay and play in the
province. "We stress that there are
B.C. government athletic scholar
ships," he says. "Since the player
has to be a resident of B.C., there's
an advantage for B.C. boys remaining here, which is possibly one of
the reasons why it was instituted."
Nineteen UBC hockey players get
$1,000 scholarships through the
fund each year.
American colleges pose a problem because they have "very
thorough recruiting throughout
B.C." and they offer total athletic
scholarships up to $40,000 for a
four year program. This hampers
UBC's recruitment because their
two junior players (B.C. Junior
League) are eligible for those
scholarships and the majority of the
better ones go south, Moores says.
That is why Moores has to look
mainly to the better calibre tier one
junior clubs (Western Hockey
League) as a source of recruitment.
"A lot of people were under the
misconception that the American
colleges are stronger than the Canadian," Moores says. "It's basically
there because of the amount of
publicity and promotion they give
their sports. Here, sports is kept
very low key. But we proved that we
were able to beat them and that's
one thing that I feel very proud
about."
Moore's first two seasons have
shown steady improvement in the
team, although sometimes the pace
seems a bit slow.
"I would like to show that we are
progressing as a team, but whether
we have more wins next year than
we did this year depends on how
those other teams recruit and how
strong we become. We should be
able to be much more competitive
sooner next year than Christmas."
By PETER BERLIN
Women athletes at UBC often
don't receive as much attention as
their male counterparts. But that
doesn't mean it's easier for their
teams to win championships. This
year UBC women's teams have won
two national championships — as
many as the men.
The first national champions of
the year was the women's field
hockey team who beat the footballers to it by two weeks when they
clinched the Canadian Interuniversity title in early November. They
finished the season with a 25-0 won-
lost record including six wins in the
final tournament in Calgary. There
they defeated the University of
Toronto Blues 3-1 in the final.
Although they only had two
players, Dana Sinclair and Jean
Mustard, selected to the Canadian
all-star team, the UBC team
dominated their opposition all
season and in the final tournament
outscored their opponents 15-3. It's
a team with great strength in depth.
The other champions, the gymnasts, clinched their championship
earlier this month at York University. Headed by Patti Sakaki who
won the individual overall title yet
again, the team edged Alberta by
99.42 to 98.11.
Again UBC had a solid team performance to thank for the win with
four other athletes finishing in the
top eleven.
Women's teams also distinguished themselves in several other
sports. The volleyball team finished
third in, the CIAU championships
held in the War Memorial gym.
They showed their fighting
character there by coming from two
games behind to defeat Laval in the
third place play-off.
The women's basketball season
was also a success. They didn't win
any national championships, and
they didn't even come close to winning the Canada West regional
group, but they did win. Only a
couple of times, true, but that was
enough to turn the tide for a team
that has been, by a long way, the
least successful team at UBC over
the last few years. With players like
Colette Pilloud, Nadine Fedorak
and Delia Douglas just at the start
of their university athletic careers,
the prospects (and scope) for further improvement from Jack Pon-
trer's team is high.
Another winner was the women's
squash team, led by Michelle
Williams, who won the B.C. inter-
college tournament at UBC earlier
this month.
The women's curlers took the
Canada West title but there is no
national universities final in that
sport.
Other exploits have been of a
lower profile but worthy
nonetheless. The women's hockey
and soccer teams play in Vancouver
leagues and don't have the university status that their male equivalents
have'and the glamorous trips to far
off places like Edmonton and
Saskatoon the males enjoy. But
they have had fairly successful
seasons and continue to progress.
There have also been several
notable individual successes. The
sculler Lisa Roy has represented
Canada in rowing.
It may be that none of these
sports have the crowd appeal of
football or hockey, and that the
competitors are never going to be
drafted by any pro leagues. But all
the same the UBC women athletes
have shown that they too can compete with the very best in Canada
and that in general their program is
on the up and up.
Weekend yields Pandora's
box for Burnaby Lakers
Gauntlet for titles dents year
It was a weekend of mixed results
at Burnaby Lake for UBC rowers
but two crews skimmed to victory
against tough opposition.
The lightweights won their fours
and eights races at Saturday's UBC
Spring Invitational Regatta, and
took first in the junior varsity
event. The men's and women's varsity eights both lost to University of
Victoria team one.
The junior varsity women were
the only UBC crew to notch a win
Saturday on the Burnaby Lake
course. The Viking men won the
varsity eights event, over 2,000
metres, with the UBC boat, which is
actually a combined UBC/Van-
couver Rowing Club crew, four
seconds behind. The UVic women's
varsity eight, who are the four-time
defending national champs, won
their race.
The Thunderbird women had
recently defeated UVic in rough
water at the Elk Lake Regatta on
Vancouver Island.
The UBC rowing team travels to
California this weekend for the annual San Diego Crew Classic, and
for the men's lightweight crew, it's
a chance to bring home the gold for
a third straight year.
At this weekend's competition in
San Diego, the 'Bird 155-pounders
will be hoping to repeat their winning efforts there of the last two
years. Lightweight coach Norm
Yates says Saturday's ten-second
win over arch-rival Oregon State in
the lightweight eights race was a
good tune-up for San Diego,
because "they'll be gunning for us
down there. We're the team to
beat."
By PETER BERLIN
The year ends as it began, in the
middle of highly successful seasons;
in pursuit of more national titles.
By the time the first Ubyssey hit
the floor back in September, the
football team was already 3-0 and
heading for the Canadian Intervar-
sity Athletic Union crown. Not only
did they win the national title, they
went on to take the Shrum bowl
against Simon Fraser.
Along the way they were hailed
as the greatest Canadian University
team of all time. Certainly pro
scouts seemed to agree, because in
February an unprecedented ten
'Birds were drafted into the Canadian Football League, including the
first four choices.
Of course there were knocks
against the team. They lost 24-3
against Eastern Washington
University (who?). But apart from
that they were terrifyingly efficient.
The offensive lead by Glenn
Steele   received first rate support
from running back Kent Bowling
and various Deslaureirs brothers
who set all sorts of offensive and
rushing records.
Apart from the footballers, the
fall session was a little flat. The
soccer 11 never really turned into a
team, but then they weren't helped
by psychopathic opposition and the
officiating of failed ice hockey
referees.
The hockey and basketballers
started well against exotic, oriental
opposition, but nobody seriously
believed they would be in the
same class as the top Canadian
teams in their CIAU divisions. And
so it proved with Saskatchewan in
hockey and Victoria in basketball
emerging from the west to take the
national titles.
The high spot of this year was,
without a shadow of doubt, the
thrilling win by the UBC
volleyballers in front of a screaming
home crowd at the War Memorial
gym. Their progress to the national
title didn't have the same inexorable
quality that the football teams did.
Although the volleyball team
didn't win the Canada West Points
crown everyone knew it didn't matter because they had an automatic
final berth as hosts. They lost to
Manitoba in the qualifying rounds
but they had beaten them before
and nobody who saw the final can
imagine that it was any fluke.
Apart from the volleyballers,
Martin Gleave the wrestler and the
UBC middle distance track relay
team made waves. Gleave won his
second CIAU gold and the runners
broke the Canadian national 800
metres relay record. The bulk of the
track season is yet to come.
The rowers who hope to hold onto their CIAU lightweight title are
just stroking up for their season.
And as students head off for the
joys of all those summer jobs that
await them the UBC cricket team
will be holding its team trials.
And you thought nothing ever
happened during the summer. Page 10
THE    UBYSSEY
Thursday, March 31, 1983
Shrum bowled to victory
From page 7
unanimous support to ask the
government to charge foreign
students higher tuition fees.
McGeer said it was a matter for
each university to decide, not the
provincial government.
UBC faculty members attended a
"defense opportunity seminar" at
Vancouver's Robson Square, hosted
by the U.S. defense department. A
Ubyssey reporter was assaulted outside the seminar, leading to an
assault conviction for business person Donald Cameron.
As the highlight of the UBC
social season, UBC decimated SFU
19-8, in the rainy Shrum Bowl.
Administration vice-president
and bursar William White started a
rush of university deans and administrators to resign or retire by
June 30, the day before George
Pedersen becomes UBC president.
The teaching assistants union
took a strike vote, but settled for six
per cent before taking any action.
To prevent walking, students actually got an increase in bus service
to campus with the introduction of
the King Edward bus route. Other
routes were cut.
Not to be out done by the Socreds,
the NDP passed a number of education resolutions at their convention,
including reaffirming party policy
to work towards the abolishment of
tuition fees.
November closed on a sad note,
as Zhong Tai Zhang, a visiting professor of chemistry from China,
was killed in a bicycle-car accident
at Wesbrook and University
boulevard.
DECEMBER
While the AMS sat and twiddled
its thumb over university act
changes, UBC's senate created a
committee to study changes to the
act. The AMS subsequently passed
a motion asking that student
representation on university not be
changed.
Carcinogenic asbestos was
discovered in the Pit, and quickly
removed. UBC occupational and
environmental committee chair Dr.
Eric Jeffries called it "the most
dangerous of asbestos fibres in
terms of causing cancer."
AMS general manager Charles
Redden reassured concerned patrons
that the asbestos had not started to
peel in any great quantities, so they
should not be concerned.
JANUARY
A group of candidates, most of
them active members of the campus
Progressive Conservative club
dominated at-large senate elections,
and Dave Frank and Margaret Copping won student board seats.
The AMS-filmsoc controvery
flaired up again, as filmsoc blamed
a 50 per cent film price admission
increase on a $5,000 AMS
auditorium use levy.
And those fancy new food service
cash registers cost $60,000.
Applied Sciences dean Martin
Wedepohl introduced his four year
revised engineering program to the
senate ciriculum committee, only to
have it defeated. An appeal to the
full senate was tabled, and the program was returned to the ciriculum
committee. Out of the committee
with revisions, past senate, the proposal hit the board, who returned it
to senate. Senate has since returned
the program, unchanged, back to
the board, who will decide at its
April meeting what to do.
Psi-Upsilon fraternity fledges
started a campus controvery, after
dancing with an inflatable black
female doll on the Pit dance floor,
stuffing a plastic hose into it.
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Page 11
Plutonium link in Peril
By BRIAN JONES
Even after years of antinuclear
activism, the connection between
nuclear energy and nuclear arms is
still ignored or minimized.
The anti-nuclear power and anti-
nuclear weapons movements have
remained essentially separate,
although the close relationship between the two aspects of atomic
technology has often been pointed
out.
Nuclear Peril: The Politics of
Proliferation
By Ed Markey, with Douglas
Waller
183 pages
Nuclear Peril is a much needed
attempt to bring the issues together.
The book examines nuclear power
and the role it plays in the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Ed
Markey, a Democratic member of
Congress, graphically depicts the
American government's role in
spreading nuclear weapons
capability. By supplying other
countries with sophisticated nuclear
energy technology, the U.S. has at
the same time enabled those countries to produce nuclear bombs.
Markey argues that people have
to acknowledge the importance of
this connection. "There must be a
recognition that any form of
nuclear fission, be it controlled in a
civilian reactor or uncontrolled in a
nuclear explosion, poses unacceptable danger," he writes.
"The disarmament movement
must now realize that at the source
of the problem with nuclear bombs
is nuclear power. Likewise, the anti-
nuclear (energy) movement must
now realize that the ultimate problem with nuclear power is nuclear
bombs, be they stockpiled by the
weapons states or proliferated
among the nonweapons states."
Nuclear Peril concentrates on the
American government's support for
India's nuclear energy program,
despite ample evidence that India is
using American-supplied materials
for military purposes.
Markey was heavily involved in a
congressional attempt to block the
shipping of 38 tons of uranium to
India in 1980. His description of the
inner workings and machinations
of American government shows
(probably   unintentionally)   the
hypocrisy and dishonesty of politicians who claim to be against the
spread of nuclear weapons.
Markey outlines, in sometimes
overly minute detail, the opposition
lobbying and debate that occurred
before the uranium was finally sent
to India.
It is at this point that Markey
commits two major errors. He
overemphasizes his own involvement to the point where the reader
often things it is a study in self-
congratulation. Then Markey does
not analyze his thesis beyond a
superficial level. Having ascertained
that nuclear power gives rise to
nuclear weapons, he fails to go one
step further and examine the causes
of nuclear power. He charges that
nuclear power plants are bombmak-
ing factories, but does not analyze
or criticize a society that wants, or
heeds, those factories. As with the
anti-nuclear energy and weapons
movements, Nuclear Peril lacks a
comprehensive view of society, and
of the hierarchical structures that
allow the nuclear indistry to thrive.
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Depeche Mode's debut album,
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Clarke.
Depeche Mode's Tuesday concert
at the Commodore gave evidence
they are changing the focus of their
music. No longer content to be a
dance band in the Human League
vein, they have ventured into jazz
and even synthetic reggae. But
while their attempts to diversify
style are admirable, the result is
often very confused.
Under the new leadership of Martin Gore, the band's influences have
widened. Gore's writing shows a
much more perceptive attitude than
Clarke's did.
My Secret Garden opened the
show to some interesting synthesizer rifts that got the crowd
aroused. They slowed down the
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version of Leave In Silence, from
their new album, A Broken Frame.
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line-up changes in the band have
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their pace, much less change it.
Shades of Life, who opened for
Depche Mode, were exactly that-
shades of life, with very little left to
sustain interest. Their sounds are
well-layered and interesting individually, but as a whole they came
across hollow and lifeless.
But near the end of their set, they
offered new hope with Observation,
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Thursday, March 31,1983
'Know nothing' student society president elected
From page 10
The provincial government announced it was undertaking a
review of the current student grant
program possibly leading to an all
loan system.
FEBRUARY
As the winter skies darkened,
Mitch Hetman became president of
the AMS, despite being open that
he "knew nothing" about
Canada's second largest student
society.
AMS delays once again caused a
student AMS levy on summer
students to be put off for at least
one more year. The process had
started in 1980.
The firing of six AMS games
rooms employees came under attack as the general manager declined
comment on "personnel matters."
AMS president Dave Frank alleged
illegal betting operations, while
some of the six denied any involvement.
In a victory for cyclists, four people were arrested for stealing
$40,000 worth of bikes from campus.
And Doug Kenny announced to
senate that university funding next
year would probably be frozen at
current levels. The federal government later announced an 8.4 per cent
increase in federal education and
health transfer payments, but the
province said it would still only offer a zero per cent increase,.
"The provincial government has
never accepted that (those
payments) are earmarked," deputy
university minister Robert Stewart
said. "They will be distributed ac
cording to the priorities of the province."
. And George Pedersen got
$500,000 worth of renovation to his
future campus castle. An informal,
unscientific Ubyssey poll showed
more than three-quarters of UBC
students were opposed to the costs.
MARCH
In March, UBC found an alleged
Nazi war criminal in its midst.
Botany instructor Jacob Luitjens, was alleged by famed Nazi
hunter Simon Wiesenthal to have
been a Dutch Nazi colaborator who
was tried in absentia in 1948.
UBC faculty member-to-be Jerzy
Wiatr soon took the faculty
spotlight away from Luitjens.
Wiatr, a influential advisor to the
current Polish regime, has been
hired to teach two introductory
political science courses at UBC this
summer. Petitions and class
boycotts are planned.
The Queen visits campus. Need
more be said?
Scandal once again hit filmsoc, as
internal club strife split the club.
The chair, a non student, was forced to resign, and the club executive
came under fire for making sexist
comments and for being cliquish.
This academic year has been one
of the toughest yet in terms of provincial funding, and the problems
will only get worse with the zero per
cent increase projected for next
year. The situation brought Kenny
and UBC president-designate
George Pedersen to actively
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SUMMER
And then they decided to revise
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thought so hard they couldn't
remember what it was they recommended or why they recommended
it even though their recommendations were very damaging to student
interests.
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On July 1, George Pedersen, a
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reigns from Doug Kenny, who will
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Explosion survives confusion, and
I, KERRY REGIER
Despite confusion, contradiction,
and inadequacy in the face of gigantic subject, John Pfeiffer's book,
The Creative Explosion performs a
very important task. It illuminates
the fact that art arose not out of
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According   to   Pfeiffer,   global
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necessitated more effective handling of information and more certain
methods of preserving information
among primitive societies.
Pfeiffer paints a picture of rigidly
ordered ritual-centred societies
employing cave paintings, burial
routines, dances, songs, stories and
carvings which serve as more than
mere decoration:
"New developments were needed
in the art of remembering or
mnemonics, ways of imprinting far
larger quantities of information,
and the cave art was part of
ceremonies which accomplished
precisely that."
Pfeiffer points out that even today the aborigines of Australia use
body paint, carved spearthrowers,
rock paintings, and spoken narrative mythologies as maps to find
water in the desert.
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village and its inhabitants and
begins to question his firm.
Sub-plots tie the movie together.
The most important one is between
Lancaster and Riegert. In the beginning Lancaster appears as just an
eccentric who spends all his time
looking at the stars, but Forsyth brings him to Scotland where he
decides against that site for the
refinery, but decided instead to set
up an observatory.
Another sub-plot is between
Mclntyre's assistant and a
laboratory aide. Mclntyre's assis
tant falls in love with the aide who
may just be a mermaid.
To contrast the well balanced
plot is impecable acting. Riegert is
up for every scene, funny or
serious. He provides a flair that lets
the audience see into the young oil
man. Lancaster is equally competent in the role of the eccentric
president. The supporting cast was
more delightful than ever expected
with accents, expressions, and mannerisms that put the viewer on the
Scottish coast.
All this is brought to the
forefront by the comedy, not the
type that causes a roaring laugh,
but a deep satisfying chuckle. The
constant wit and charm of the cast
keep the humour going through the
entire movie which helps reflect the
serious side of the movie, the environmental issue. It demonstrates
how easily the beauty of nature and
people can be ruined by 'progress'.
Complimenting the script and
scenery is the soundtrack done by
the versatile Mark Knoplfler.
Knopfler of Dire Straits fame eases
the audience delicately from scene
change to mood change and back
again.
The Creative Explosion is
directed not at specialists in the
field or even people with a general
knowledge, but to a public largely
unaware of the process of the rise of
human culture.
Thus the weight of Pfeiffer's
book rests not on his cognecy as a
writer, for the heavily illustrated
book is meandering and often
fatuous, but in the huge and
fascinating wealth of facts which
are adequately explained by his
hypothesis.
The point he makes is that
primitive art was not an end in
itself, and was in no way comparable to modern museum art as
when Levi-Strauss compares West
Coast Native art to that of Picasso.
Modern art is an expression of individual awareness, of the separation of self from others like the self.
Primitive art is incomprehensible
from this viewpoint, and as Pfeiffer
argues is purely an expression of
unity with custom.
The way a spear was once carved
is the way it must always be carved,
or the art of spear carving is lost
along with other primitive practices. Page 14
THE    UBYSSEY
Thursday, r\
Comedy Scorsese's
lowly King
By SHAFFIN SHARIFF
J5omething >s wrong in the movies, and
you don't need schlock male melodramas like
Table for Five or Man, Woman, and Child to
indicate that. It's bad enough that films like
Richard Attenborough's Gandhi and Sidney
Lumet's The Verdict get applause and are
nominated for an obscene number of
academy awards, including best picture. It
may seem inevitable, though, that bad films
and bad filmmakers receive accolades; just
look at the Chariots of Fire win as best film
last year.
But, even usually intelligent directors like
Martin Scorsese and Bertrand Tavernier are
becoming annoying and tedious. Movies like
the Verdict, which has nothing to say, are
dismissable. But so are the recent Scorsese
and Tavernier films.
Nc
lo one should have to sit through the
crap Scorsese's King of Comedy throws at
you. The movie is a set-up for Scorsese and «
screenwriter Paul Zimmerman to indulge
themselves in a movie that is on par with the
offensive nature of the leading character,
Rupert Pupkin.
From the moment Robert De Niro appears
on the screen, you know Scorsese means
Rupert Pupkin to be symbolic — someone on
the level of Eliot's J. Alfred Prufrock. In
Eliot's piece, the question was: "Do I dare"
In Scorsese' modern version, the question
has been answered with a vengeance. Pupkin
dares and does everything he wants to.
Scorsese sets up the character to be a fall guy
— a would-be stand-up comic who wants to
become an overnight star on late night television.
When Pupkin is not rehearsing in front of
cut out cardboard figures of Liza Minnelli
and TV host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis), he
stands outside Langford's studio, seeking
autographs. He takes great pride in his large
collection, which includes Marilyn Monroe's
print. He has even a page for himself for the
most inscrutable signature to prove his
stature when he becomes a sensation.
Every move Rupert makes is designed to
make him famous. Fame is his one and only
ambition — there is no other driving force
behind him. When he imagines himself with
Langord, he makes exagerated gestures that
resemble TV sitcom carricatures. He personifies the impression one gets of personalities who appear on talk shows and are
all smiles for 60 or 90 minutes.
When Langford doesn't offer Pupkin a
spot on his show, Pupkin, aided by a dopey
young socialite (Sandra Bernhard), kidnaps
him. The ransom: a ten-minute monologue
on Langford's show, in return for the star.
The accomplice, Masha, adores Langord,
but her only reason for kidnapping him is to
have sex with him. She's a would-be groupie
to Pupkin's stand-up comic. And both are
deemed children of the television age.
Scorsese follows Pupkin's progress with
amusement, and for a while, the audience
may think Pupkin's fantasies about being on
Langford's show are just that — dreams. But
Scorsese takes his character seriously, as if
Pupkin's ambitious drive were all one needs
to make the American dream come alive in
these times.
Pupkin appears on camera looking as
smart-alecky and as stupid as the young comedians who get a shot on Johnny Carson's
Tonight Show. (Langford is modelled on
Carson, and even has a sidekick, Ed Herlihy,
who looks and acts like Ed McMahon.)
Pupkin's on-screen personality is the same as
his off-screen persona, but Langford is different. There is a contrast set up between the
hard-bitten Langford and Pupkin, who is
cocky and obnoxious.
Scorsese may be saying that personalities
like Langford are a dying breed, and that the
new crop of fame-seekers are jerks. But why
make a film about a jerk if the audience can't
understand him? The lines Zimmerman has
given the Pupkin character lines that are right
out of television; Pupkin speaks of appearing;
on Langord's show "as the finale of my
life." But Pupkin isn't an identifiable
creature of the television age; he's more like a
sales person who dons polyester and peddles
kitchen gadets across the country.
"Every king needs a queen," Pupkin tells
Rita, (Diahnne Abbott), a woman he hasn't
met since high school. "I need you to be
mine." Both Rita and Masha go along
Pupkin, though Rita sees through him. And
because Masha needs him to kidnap
Langford, she is content to hurl abuses at
him: "You're dumb, you know that?" She is
right, of course, and her words parallel Jodie
Foster's conversation with De Niro in
Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976): "I don't know
who's weirder, you or me." The difference
between weird and dumb is the difference
between Taxi Driver and King of Comedy.
There's nothing about Pupkin — or De
Niro's performance — that pulls you in and
make you examine what he or Scorsese are
saying. Why sit in a theatre for two hours to
hear someone tell you that contemporary
culture, exemplified by television, is fucked?
You can see the Merv Griffin show for seven
minutes and understand the same thing.
Scorsese's statement is as tiresome and as
unoriginal as TV writers who, year after year,
wonder why the audience isn't watching a
particular show or why it keeps watching
another one.
The difference between
weird and dumb is the
difference between
Taxi Driver
and King of Comedy
Scorsese's premise is misguided from the
beginning. Having Rupert Pupkin at the centre of a movie doesn't help matters any. If
Scorsese thinks the audience will appreciate
him using shots that look like outtakes, as
TV movies do, he is wrong. Even visually, the
movie is distancing: Langford's office is full
of neo-art deco designs. The King of Comedy
is an unexhiliratingly cynical and as empty as
its leading character. It's something you
don't expect from Scorsese.
•oup de Torchon (Clean Slate) has more
going for it, but it isn't a better movie. Set in
1938, just before WW II, in a French-
occupied African town, Bertrand Tavernier's
film examines an ineffective police officer's
increasingly existential awareness.
Lucien Cordier (Philippe Noiret) is a police
chief, but the title doesn't mean much. Lucien has absolutely no real authority over
anyone, including the pimps who populate
the town or his wife, who keeps a lover in the
house. His one passion is a mistress, Rose
(Isabelle Huppert), who has an unhappy relationship with her own husband. It's not so
much that Lucien and Rose belong to each
other; it's just that they're the biggest fools in
town.
Lucien puts on a dumb demeanor, but
there is an ambivalence about him. He cleverly uses other people's words and twists them
around without their awareness. When
another police chief tells him to take appropriate measures against the abusive pimps
— "to hit them back twice as hard" — Lucien symstematically kills people who are
seen as essentially evil and corrupt. One is
never quite sure about the motives and the
impulses that lie behind him.
The Frenchman whom Lucien kills are all
morally corrupt, although they see
themselves as Christian. "Niggers have no
soul, an officer tells Lucien, and is promptly
marked for extinction. The revenge fantasy is
NOIRET .
full of primal sequences that have Lucien
starring at black children.
But as the murders increase (no one
suspects Lucien, who says, "Doing nothing is
my job, I'm paid for it), the moral boundaries quickly blur. No longer are the whites
the sole people to be targeted.
"God created murder out of kindness," he
tells a young school teacher (Irene Skobline),
who is the film's one moral pillar of
goodness. "I've been dead for such a long
time." Travernier's film is essentially a
modern morality take in which no one can
make distinctions between what is good and
what is evil. The dry, arid landscape
resembles images from early existentialist works, including Andre Gide's The Im-
moralist and Kaiser's From Morn to Midnight.
The dilemma that a character like Lucien
undergoes is apparent from the moment Lucien commits his first murder. What is irritating about Travernier's treatment is his
insistence on driving the point home with
endless scenes that all reveal the same problem. One expected more from Tavernier,
who proved himself a deft filmmaker with
The Clockmaker (1974), also with Noiret.
Coup de Torchon, like The King of Comedy, aches to make relevant statements. And
like The King of Comedy, it doesn't need to
make them. All Scorsese and Tavernier's
films end up confirming is that redundancy is
rampant on both sides of the Atlantic.
Book brings back memories
By BRIAN JONES
|jl Salvador has disappeared from the
front pages of North American newspapers.
Since the elections last March, the issue of
the Salvadoran civil war has slipped quietly
out of the public's view. But the original problems remain, and although other issues now
come and go in the news, the long and intense
struggle of the Salvadoran citizens continues.
El Salvador:
The Face of Revolution
by Robert Armstrong
and Janet Shenk
South End Press, 283 pages, $7.50
In El Salvador: The Face of Revolution,
Robert Armstrong and Janet Shenk analyze
the historical causes of Salvadoran resistance
movements and that resistance is still strong
today. The Face of Revolution puts the
Salvadoran civil war in context by revealing
in detail the sources of the longstanding conflict.
Armstrong and Shenk relate the often cited
statistics used to express the reality of El
Salvador: two per cent of the population controls 60 per cent of the land. Illiteracy affects
42.9 per cent of the population; 45 per cent
of the population has no regular supply of
drinking water; eight per cent of the population receives 50 per cent of the national income; unemployment and underemployment
in the rural areas is a permanent 45 per cent.
But after that initial summary of
Salvadoran   conditions,   Armstrong   and
Shenk critically examine the oligarchical
social that system since 1821, has been
responsible for perpetuating the atrocious
conditions.
They describe the land systemof large plantations employing poorly paid peasant labor,
controlled by a few enormously wealthy
families through their profits from coffee,
sugar, and cotton. They elaborate on the
history of these powerful groups and how
they use the government and armed forces to
maintain their hold on the country's
resources.
The Face of Revolution also conveys the
role of the American government, industrial
development, and the rise of popular opposition organizations, and by so doing clarifies
events in present-day El Salvador.
The Face of Revolution stresses the importance of the 1932 insurrection as a major
event in El Salvador's history. That rebellion,
and the ensuing repression in which president
Hernandez Martinez' government killed
30,000, set the tone for Salvadoran society's
next 50 years. Since then the country has
been ruled by a succession of generals and
military governments who pandered to the
needs of the landed oligarchy and the
demands of American government and corporations (such as Texas Instruments, Sears
Roebuck, Standard Oil, Westinghouse, Proctor and'Gamble, and even Macdonalds.)
But the people of El Salvador never forgot
the cruelty and repression of the 1932
rebellion, and by the late '60s and early '70s a
new phenomena was entering the political
scene — the "popular organizations."
These organizations were the result of the
need of the people to take action to defend
their own interests against a cruel,
unrepresentative government. Students, factory workers, agricultural laborers, religious
groups, and peasants unified in coordinated
bodies to effectively pressure for more
change.
Armstrong and Shenk disprove many
misconceptions about the Salvadoran opposition that have been created by the
American government and press. Their
peaceful opposition activities — rallies,
demonstrations, civil disobedience, leaflet-
ting — were met with harsh government reaction. Hundreds of people were killed while
expressing their desire for change.
The Face of Revolution clearly shows that
the government's violent reaction pushed
thousands of people to question the methods
they were using and the effect they were having, and to turn to violence as the only way to
bring about meaningful change.
The book culminates with a discussion of
the foundation and activities of the
FDR/FMLN (Democratic Revolutionary
Front and Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front.)
The Face of Revolution is a clear and
cohesive study of the turmoil in El Salvador.
Armstrong and Shenk have written it
knowledgably (they are both staff members
of the North American Congress on Latin
America) and intelligently. They write from
an obvious bias, but it is a bias that needs to
be expressed more often. irch31,1983
THE    UBYSSEY
Page 15
tee chief gets even
i       Liberals
I    full of Grits
By KEITH BALDREY
I hey've governed Canada for 61
years since the turn of the century.
They're despised by most Western
Canadians, and their provincial
party counterparts have
deteriorated into oblivion.
The phenomenon of the Liberals'
political power has always been a
favorite subject of Canadian
political commentators, but until
Christina McCall-Newman's Grits:
An Intimate Portrait of the Liberal
party, no one had put together an
extensive, detailed examination of
Canada's governing institution.
Grits: An Intimate Portrait
of the Liberal Party
By Christian McCall-Newman
MacMillan of Canada
Drawing on her background as a
veteran Ottawa correspondent for
Maclean's, Saturday Night and the
Globe and Mail, McCall-Newman
spent the past six years interviewing
the people who run the Liberal party, from Pierre Trudeau on down to
the lowliest riding association executive.
The result is an ambitious review
of the Liberal party's ups and
downs and political machine from
1957-1979. It begins with conservative John Diefenbaker's election
victory and ends with Joe Clark's
short-lived success.
In between are portrayals of personalities and power brokers, as
well as a healthy dose of personal
and political gossip. The book
revolves around the five men who,
more than anyone, have dominated
and shaped the Liberal party the
past 25 years: Keith Davey, Jim
Coutts, Michael Pitfield, Marc
Lalonde and Pierre Trudeau.
McCall-Newman is at her best
when she presents an incisive portrait of the powerful (the chapter on
Jim Coutts is particularly good) and
when she examines the rise of the
Prime Minister's Office to perhaps
the most powerful branch of the
government.
Her book invites an immediate
comparison to Theodore H. Whites
excellent The Making of the President, 1960, but the major difference
between the two is the emotional
ties to the subjects in the books.
While White moralizes and
unabashedly admits his fervent admiration for the Kennedys, McCall-
Newman is more restrained — not
totally — in her personal comments
and feelings about the Liberals. But
perhaps that is one of the book's
weaknesses: she offers little
criticism, or in-depth analysis of the
Liberal party's frequent abuses.
Wallflower dance company
offers powerful experience
By SARAH COX
VV atching a performance by
the Wallflower Order dance collective is a powerful, graceful, and
political experience.
The all-women collective combines dance, theatre, song, martial
arts, and humor into vivid skits
about everything from immigration
to the necessity of women's involvement in armed struggle for revolution in the Third World.
"Immigration" is a moving portrayal of the alienation felt by a
Russian woman who immigrates to
the new world.
The piece begins with five women
helping each other move heavy
loads. They strain to gracefully lift,
the bundles in a cohesive unit as
Celtic harp music plays in the
background. As time progresses,
the music speeds up and changes into faster, modern music. The
women's movements are fast and
jerky as they become modern factory workers, alienated from each
other by technology and mass production.
Suddenly, the music stops and a
solo performer recites a letter to her
mother in Russia.
Life in the new world is hard, she
says. It isn't the rewarding experience she was promised.
Wallflower Order manages to
show the injustice of the political
system created by imperialism and a
class society, by focusing on one
woman's disillusionment.
Each skit is a feminist anslysis of
self and society and each succeeds
in igniting an empathetic spark in
the audience.
Mothers conveys the special bonding of mothers and daughters
through nostalgic glimpses of what
it is like to be a young girl growing
up in a sexist society.
It brings back memories of trying
to hang upside down on monkey
bars without letting your underwear
show, and suppressed desires.to be
"un-ladylike" and   play   baseball.
This piece uses costumes and effective acting — they are combined
with dance and songs into a visual
and emotional journey about the
confusion girls experience when
they are thrust into stereotyped
roles.
Hey Canto is a piece about
women becoming involved in armed
struggle. One woman holds a dead
baby, swaying to a song about the
horror of war.
The mother scoops dirt over the
body. She bends down and suddenly pulls a gun out of the grave,
ready to express her grief by joining
the struggle for revolution.
"What I see I have never seen.
What I have felt and what I feel will
give birth to the moment," sing the
women.
The overwhelming success of the
performance is its focus on social
issues of concern to everyone. The
dynamic combination of art and
politics is an expression of women's
power to change what still so
urgently needs changing.
One woman awkwardly pulls on
a badly-fitting dress as she prepares
herself for a junior high schoolk
dance during the '60s. She tugs on a1
pair of stockings and then rips them
off in frustration, licking her
fingers and furiously smoothing the
hair on her legs.
Corsage offers alternative approach
By CHRIS WONG
_|_n a recent CITR interview, Corsage leader Phil Smith explained why the
local alternative band has made such infrequent live appearances. "We'd
be dead, we'd just die," he said in reference to the energy needed during
their live performances.
Smith and the band demonstrated their energetic and original approach
to music during a concert Tuesday at the Luv-a-Fair. It featured an expanded 10 member line-up.
Most of the band displayed their energy not through physical actions on
stage, but merely through inspired and competent playing. Smith directed
his energy towards both the physical and musical aspects.
Smith is just plain weird. He writhes around on stage like a man possessed, growling and screaming into the mocrophone like an exorcist.
His stage attire is also not of the conventional. At various points in the
concert, he donned dark, ominous glasses, a shirt that read "Kill A Commie For Mommie," and a clown's wig. Halloween came early.
Vocally, Smith relys on a strange combination of Alice Cooper and John
Cale stylings. His sound is dark, twisted. Heavy metal delivery mixed with
guerilla vocal nuances, a usually unheard-of combination.
Oh yeah, there was a band behind Smith. It was made up of an all-star
group of Vancouver's alternative musicians.
Bill Napier-Hemy, formally of the Pointed Sticks, drove the band with
his scratching and clawing on the guitar. Chris Taylor's exciting work on the
drums makes one wonder why he wastes times with the voids known as The
Payolas.
Ron Allen on bass, Rodney Graham on keyboards and guitar, Tony
Baloney on rhythm guitar, and Chris Grove on tenor sax completed the
band which has rhythmic and harmonic opeal. Their sound is loose and
natural, but they do not stiffle improvisa. mal urges.
As Smith strangled the microphone and made love to the stage, the band
plowed on oblivious to their crazed leaders. The vocalists added the appropriate doo-wahs on tunes such as The Shame I Feel and Love Goes on
without You.
But the best song of the evening was one inspired by diplomats such as
Ronald Reagan called Grecian Formula. "We need leaders," was the chant
Smith screamed to the crowd, atypical of the usual Luv-a-Fair crowd.
Corsage is only one of the musical projects in which Smith is involved.
Smith is a member of the growing community of local musicians who
engage in musical practices which aim to abstain from commercality and
banality.
Besides Corsage, Smith is a major contributor to the Wasted Lives, Jim-
bo and the Lizard Kings, and Blanche Whitman. All four alternative
groups are featured on an album which constitutes the first release for Zulu
records, the modestly titled Phil Smith Album.
Whitman showed she is a competent singer on her own as she stepped
forward in the middle of Corsage's intense set to make her own musical
statement. She was slightly nervous and her voice was a bit hollow, but
following Phil Smith is no easy task.
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THE    UBYSSEY
Thursday, March 31,1983
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this Illustrious newspaper should now bo coming olaar to you.
Today we wHI dtoeuss s yssr on Tr» Ubymy. Thto was Wy lint ysar on Tha
Ubyssay and an axparianaa not to ba aaslly forgotten.
No one really seam* to know why they joined the ataff of this paper.
A prima requirement. In the words of a former staffer, to peraerverance, not at all
that easy when you think about it.
However, there to e lot to be teamed from working on a student newspaper.
Priorities can change dramatically, attitudes era eertam to be revised, alcohol
tolerance levels severty strained and perhaps even typing skMs enhanced.
A severe humbling pertaining to one's writing skills may also be symptomatic.
After tha first shocks of getting to know the ataff and experiencing a night et the
printer'. If oMowed by breakfast and elaeees. maybe), you might realty begin to feel
Nke you belong. Just maybe. If this happens, speaking from experience, the bast
thing to do to run rapidly and Immediately away.
WONG, COX, DRAAISMA . . . three angelic bozos
Three become silly after stooges flop
By ANNA BANANA
Ubyssey Appointments Editor
Chanting "The best government
is no government!", hordes of
drooling Ubyssey staffers threw shit
into the wind last week and elected
next year's editorial collective.
After a week of frenzied
balloting, followed by an all-out
campaign (after polling booths had
closed), three sacrificial lambs were
chosen to head the flock of Ubyssey
sheep.
The lucky ducks are young, naive
and young. Behind their backs they
are known as Muriel Draaisma,
Chris Wong and Sarah Cox but to
their faces they are called Moral
Dogma Is Wrong Pair of Socks.
The three of them bring vast
amounts of inexperience to the job
and are quick to point out they
possess even fewer technical skills
than this year's collective. They are
all well-respected for their unfailing
bullish arrogance.
Although they frequently crow
about the same things the same
way, they each took different roads
to the top of the Ubyssey heap.
Draaisma, an East End defector
who is frequently heard to chant
"Prepare to die" and "Expect no
mercy" in a low growl, seems
perfectly suited for Ubyssey production nights. But a closer exmina-
tion reveals an occasional cow-like
blankness that some people take for
tenderness.
Draaisma has worked on the
paper for two years, during which
time her mother logged 46 phone
calls to the office. "Isn't there any
way you can keep Muriel there
longer?" she kept asking on behalf
of their Zen-Catholo-Anarchist
family cell.
Chris Wong, who also comes
from the East End but wears a
t-shirt proclaiming, "Kiss me I'm
from Shaughnessy," is another arrogant youngster who cheerfully
admits he knows little about putting
out a newspaper, and even less
about putting out The Ubyssey.
Wong's writing skills are derived
solely from his incredibly dramatic
performance as Vista editor this
year, but he calmly defended
himself, saying, "I'm the only candidate with a car."
Unlike the other two candidates,
Sarah Cox is not a by-product of
local mismanagement but one of
foreign intervention. She's from
Toronto.
She has frequently held staffers
spellbound with her heart-
wrenching tale of How I Became a
Radical. Detained by police when
she was seven for throwing fire
crackers at tanks on Halloween
night during the October Crisis, she
brings to the collective unique antisocial attitudes.
Speaking of anti-social attitudes,
this year's collective, upon being
revived after hearing the results of
the disastrous election blamed the
catastrophe on this year's "preppy
invasion."
"Cox went to Queen's, for god's
sake! QUEEN'S!! The preppie
arm-pit of Canada!! Draaisma went
to that snobby private Notre Dame!
And Wong keeps denying he's from
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Shaughnessy! I mean, how
trendy!" fumed Brian Jones, this
year's collective member.
Craig Brooks, another current
collective member, was less
diplomatic. "Burp!" he said.
And Shaffin Shariff, the third
head of this year's monster, stared
poetically at the wall and kept
mumbling "The horror! The horror!"
And as the repulsed staff stared in
repulsion, this year's collective
slowly turned into next year's collective, and soon no one in the office could tell the difference between the two.
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Page 17
Tired old Clyde a triumfant magnate
By SEAN LAFLEUR
and MILES BLENCOWE
In a giant concrete hall about 20 meters
below the fir-needled UBC ground south of
sixteenth avenue, lives a tired old magnet
named Clyde.
Clyde is part of the magnetic guiding system for a
beam of high energy particles at Triumf, the Tri-
University Meson Facility run by UBC, the Universities of Victoria and Alberta, and Simon Fraser
University.
Clyde steers protons around a corner 24 hours a
day, seven days a week — protons the Triumf
cyclotron accelerates up to three-quarters of the
speed of light.
But until February, even with the particle beam
running full time, Triumf was not able to meet all the
demands on its services. Although the main use of
high energy particles is for pure research in nuclear
physics and chemistry, Triumf also produces mildly
radioactive varieties of common pharmaceuticals used in medical research and other applied programs.
And whenever the beam was turned off for experimental improvements many of these applied
science programs needing a regular supply of the
energetic particles suffered.
To remedy the problem, a new, baby cyclotron
was constructed and commissioned in February solely to produce radioisotopes for the applied programs.
But while the new cyclotron may not have been
built to relieve Clyde from job-related stress, it may
well have been built to promote perhaps Triumf's
youngest and most exciting applied research spinoff
— the PET scanner.
Built at Triumf during the last eighteen months
under the direction of Alan Pate, the PET scanner,
{Positron Emission Tomography) is a revolutionary
device which provides seven simultaneous sliced pictures of the brain's workings.
A positron is antimatter: an anti-electron. Each
patient to undergo a scan receives a small injection of
a positron rich substance, such as mildly radio-active
water or sugar.
When a positron emitted in the brain encounters
an electron, the two particles annihilate each other
and give off a distinctive kind of radiation which is
detected in the donut-shaped PET scanner around the
reclined patient's head. From the information provided by the detection of such radiation, a computer
then forms a picture of the brain.
Many different processes in the brain may be
observed by using diffeent radiopharmaceutical
substances. For example, with positron-emitting
oxygen-15 gas, it is possible to see how hard the
brain is working.
The scanner could lead to breakthroughs in the
diagnosis and research of Parkinson's disease,
schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy.
But what makes the PET scanner unique is its
ability to obtain images of the brain in action (rathr
than post mortem) with the only discomfort to the
patient arising from the prick of the injection.
Average patient radiaton is of the same order as that
obtained by someone sleeping with a partner in a
brick house.
While the PEt scanner can produce detailed
"slices" of the functioning brain, more traditional
devices, like the x-ray scanner, are only able to give
pictures of solid matter such as bones and tumours.
Also, health hazards involved with the older methods
of scanning are usually far greater.
There are now PET scanners at four Canadian
university hospitals, but the UBC machine is superior
in accuracy and speed. The radiopharmaceuticals required are synthesised directly at Triumf and much
of the necessary technical expertise comes from
various departments on campus.
"What makes all this possible is the presence of a
large number of University scientists, the hospital,
and the extremely sophisticated expertise of Triumf.
Nowhere else in the world does this happy combination exist," according to Pate.
To overcome one of the major problems, the very
short active life of the radiopharmaceuticals, a
method to transport the mildly radioactive compounds from Triumf to the Health Sciences Center
Hospital's Acute Care Unit within a few minutes had
to be developed.
To solve this problem, a special underground
pneumatic pipeline was built between Triumf and
the hospital.
Now, as soon as the radiopharmaceuticals are
made at Triumf they are put into containers called
"rabbits." The pneumatic tube sucks the rabbits at
high speeds through the 2.4 kilometers from Triumf
to the hospital in about two minutes.
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FINISH
•- TfiuAAn -
Fuck it
Our last editorial of the year usually describes the problems
students have encountered over the past year and how
students have generally ignored them. But we have always
ended on a promising note.
Well fuck it, not this year.
There is nothing promising about students' prospects this
time around. So keep your heads buried in the sand.
THE UBYSSEY
From page 4
Sound
Prompters
Mind Overdub
Film Editing
Lisa Lois
Scott McDonald
Kevin Finnegan
Ikki Yappi
Nancy Campbell
Eric Eggertson
Julie Wheelwright
Glen Sanford
Alan Mains
Glen Schaeffer
Jane Bartlett
Music Critic Kerry Regier
Film crew in Kansas City, Kansas
Alan Millen
Diana Livingstone
John Mann
Mike Grey
Naomi Scott
Film crew in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada
Bev Olds
' Peter Prongos
Mike Marshell
Rene Soleman
Film crew in the Alberta
Jennifer Hyndman MIA
(missing in action)
Timothy Foyle
Dan Treisman
Angie Gerst
Bernadette Gonzales
Adapted from a novel reviewed by
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Anna Movat
Scott Pitterdroid
Raymond Lee
Greg Fjetland
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I'm so fffffffrustrated
My previous attempts to raise the
issue this letter addresses have been
frustrated by the fact that whenever
I show up for the regularly scheduled Wednesday The Ubyssey staff
meeting, I learn it has been
postponed or cancelled. Thus in my
(limited) experience, the open and
democratic direction for which the
paper vaunts itself, while impressive, is of limited usefulness.
My concern is The Ubyssey's explicit policy of editing contributed
letters for clarity, taste, grammar
and style. I realize the freedom-of-
expression issue doesn't elicit much
fervor any more, since lately only
vile pornographers and misogynists
appeal to it. Nevertheless, people
should be bothered about letters being altered to conform to the
Ubyssey staffers' notions of taste
and clarity, and not only because it
misrepresents authors.
In my (again, limited) experience,
alterations are gross, heavy-
handed. The tissue is left in tatters
when The Ubyssey swipes at'it to
smooth out a ruffle (this sentence
superfluous so may not reach you,
readers). Meanings are distorted
and grammar deranged by
The Ubyssey's irrepressible fond
ness for changing singulars to
plurals.
In addition to intentional alterations, The Ubyssey's sloppiness invariably results in omitted words
and other random glitches.
Our open and democratic campus
rag might like to know about it you
think you can handle the raw, un-
sanitized version of readers' comments. Their number may be
228-2301.
Uriel Wittenberg
unclassified
Presumption inaccurate
Paul Walton's commentary on
freedom in a democratic society
(Pretence revealed, March 15) includes a presumption that the five
persons accused of several criminal
acts are in fact guilty as charged.
This is an ironic presumption on
Walton's part since the presumption of innocence is fundamental to
our concept of justice.
However tempting it may be to
catalogue proven acts of terrorism
or to speculate on the potential for
such acts, one should keep in mind
that the right of accused persons to
not be labelled guilty until so determined by a court of law is based not
only on an ideal of justice but also
on many instances where state action has resulted in the mistaken incarceration of many alleged
criminals.
I would direct Walton to Brandon and Davies' Wrongful Imprisonment: Mistaken Convictions
and Their Consequences (1973) for
hundreds of cases in the United
States and Britain where a finding
of guilty was subsequently reversed.
The importance of protecting the
presumption of innocence also
bears on editorial decisions to
publish written submissions. I suggest, therefore, that future correspondence concerning such
serious matters as a criminal prosecution should be edited to prevent
an allegation of actual guilt being
published before a finding of guilt
or innocence has been reached in
law.
Brian Burtch
grad studies Thursday, March 31, 1983
THE    UBYSSEY
Page 19
Controversy rages over summer appointment
In response to the current controversy over the hiring of Jerzy
Wiatr to teach in the 1983 summer
session, I would like to express my
concern regarding the issues at
stake. It seems that the purpose of
academic change and, indeed, the
basic principles of a university are
being ignored in favour of concentrating on an aspect, not relevant to
his being hired, of Wiatr's personal
affairs for promoting the opponents' own political interests.
This is at the expense of the
academic world as a whole. I
respect that local interest groups
have considerable concern, and op
pose, the apparent political views of
Wiatr, however they seem to be
mixing apples with oranges.
The decision to hire Wiatr is based on academic criteria and
qualifications, and on his ability to
fulfill the needs of the two courses
involved, as he apparently
demonstrated in his 1981 visit.
Wiatr is a known scholar with a
good reputation, and his lecturing
offers students a rare opportunity
of gaining greater insight and
valuable material.
Eastman's call, as reported in the
Vancouver Sun, for a reversal of
the decision, and if that fails, for a
boycott of his classes, is totally illogical and contrary to the concept
of free exchange and debate which
is so highly valued.
If Wiatr were to be refused his
position, then what would result?
Quite conceivably, every professor,
instructor, or T.A. from outside
Canada would have to be similarity
barred.
Fortunately, this has not happened, despite the inevitability that, for
each view that could be held by any
one of these people, there are
groups and individuals who strongly disagree and perhaps feel
threatened. By refusing Wiatr's ap-
Petition meets approval
pointment, based on other than
academic grounds, a dangerous and
reprehensible precedent would be
set.
True, the opposition to the decision is fully entitled to express its
views, but these are not to be confused with the situation in the context of education. By refusing
others the access to information,
and the right to exposure to varying
ideas and analyses, those opposing
are themselves contradicting the
very principles' that they claim to
uphold.
They would be much better
directed if they considered the
possibility of engaging Wiatr in
debate and letting others in turn
make their own evaluation. Cer- •
tainly, the greater an individual's '
insight  into  any given  issue,  or
situation, the more valuable is that
individual's evaluation.
As a student of political science, I
look forward to attending Wiatr's
classes, and do not hesitate to support Elkins' original decision, and
his reaffirmation of that decision. It
is not, as Eastman says, "a tacit approval by the (political science)
department and the university of
the person's (Wiatr's) views," but
an acknowledgement and recognition of and adherance to, the fundamental principles of the university.
K. Collins
international relations 3
I am pleased to report that the
Amnesty International petition,
which calls for a universal amnesty
of all prisoners of conscience, has
now been endorsed not only by the
faculty association as reported in
last Tuesday's letter, but also by
Mitch Hetman, president of the
AMS, Horacio de la Cueva, president of the TA Union, the AMS
council, and various different clubs
on campus. To date over 1200
faculty, staff, and students have added their names.
r
Incongruent impressions
The Mary Daly talk described by your reporter ('Lesbian power
frees women,' March 22) was not the one my husband and I attended.
Did the reporter attend? Who wrote that utterly misleading
headline?
Is the word lesbian intended to titillate Ubyssey readers who were
not fortunate enough to be present at a most interesting campus
event? Interesting, among other things, for its use of language, by
way of contrast with your own.
From what I, as a teacher, know of UBC students, you can safely
aspire to a higher level of journalism. We will all comprehend it.
B. Heldt
Slavonic studies faculty
Prisoners of conscience are those
imprisoned anywhere in the world
for their political or religious
beliefs, ethnic origin, language or
sex, provided they have never used
or advocated violence.
This is a significant contribution
by the UBC community to the
observance of basic human rights
throughout the world. On behalf of
prisoners of conscience everywhere,
my sincere thanks to all those who
have signed thus far.
The petition continues to be
available for those individuals or
organizations who wish to endorse
it until next October, when it will be
sent to the president of the United
Nations general assembly and all
heads of state. Please write to
Amnesty International, Box 24
SUB, UBC, V6T 1W5, or drop by
our office (SUB 230D) weekdays at
noon.
Stephen Fetter
AI—UBC president
Waitr unwanted in poli sci land
Prof. Elkins,
poli sci's acting head,
I am writing to protest in the
strongest terms possible the appointment of prof. Jerzy Wiatr to a
teaching position in the department
this summer.
As a key advisor to the military
regime of General Wojciech
Jaruzelski, professor Wiatr's
presence here in a faculty position
can only be seen as a legitimization
of the current Polish government.
Given the banning of the independent trade union Solidarnosc, the
imposition of martial law and the
current show trails of union activists and others in Poland, prof.
Wiatr's appointment is intolerable.
I am extremely disappointed that
the department, which surely supports the concept of academic
freedom which is necessary in any
institute of higher learning, would
hire someone who is a part of a
government which is ruthlessly
stamping out any vestige of
academic freedom in Poland. Prof.
Wiatr's presence makes a mockery
Change of pace
Sometimes I charge off to left
field, get lost among weeds, and
find the wall with my head. That
wall is hard.
Over the weekend, I read Ordeal
by Linda Lovelace. When I had
finished the book, I was ashamed.
Nothing hurts as much as sheer ignorance.
That porno does not hurt anyone
is an illusion. An illusion too many
believe out of peer acceptance, as I
once did.
Sometimes it is necessary to question yourself and your peers.
Jim Davies
science 1
of the university's adherence to
such academic principles.
In no way can it be said that UBC
is giving prof. Wiatr the academic
principles.
In no way can it be said that UBC
is giving prof. Wiatr the academic
freedom to espouse his views. His
right to such privileges, freely
granted to academics whatever their
personal views, clearly ended when
he became part of the Polish state
apparatus.
Finally,   I   find   it   difficult   to
believe that prof. Wiatr was the only qualified academic available to
teach this summer. His appointment must be seen as political, not
an employment market, decision.
I earnestly urge you and your colleagues in the department to reconsider this unfortunate appointment.
As a graduate student in the department I find it extremely unfortunate
that the appointment was made in
the first place.
Bill Tieleman
grad studies
Irrespressable kids
While rarely agreeing with editorial opinion in this paper, I have often
found the opinions expressed entertaining. Your recent article (Queenie
Blues, March 25) however was out of line. Why does the editorial staff of
this paper persist in running down all established ideals? You seem to suffer
from an adolescent pre-occupation with rebellion.
Further, your articles are often based on half-truths, misconceptions and
outright lies. The fact that women's dorms in Totem Park didn't fill this
year can no more be blamed on the Queen than the previous year's surplus
of female applicants which caused the quota of female rooms to rise.
In one sentence you claim it cost $500,000 to prepare B.C. Place for
opening ceremonies, yet in the next sentence you admit no figures have
been released. The credit or the blame for expenditure on B.C. Place
should go to the government of the day — not the Queen. To attempt to
hold the head of state accountable for the actions of the provincial
government demonstrates your ignorance.
This article exemplifies the kind of shoddy journalism which is all too
typical of what you print. Your editorials on world events are ridden with
naivety. Support for the radical view is given without even an attempt to explain or understand more moderate positions.
Your reports on student news are based upon a paranoia of government
and the real world in general. You paint a picture of students being under
constant seige in order to inflame opinion.
A campus paper should be balanced and thought provoking. Instead the
Ubyssey gives us the kind of slanted drivel usually restricted to the gutter
press.
Sincerely,
David Osselton
First year Engineering
And to all a good night
As the school year draws near to
the end I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the international students at UBC. Yes
whether from the U.S.A. or the
U.K., Europe, Asia, Africa, South
America, the far east, or down
under, thanks.
In the daily routine of studies you
have made life bearable with your
smiles, your wonderful accents, and
great characters. Good luck in your
future endeavours in Canada and
back home, wherever.
Gerry Davidson
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* I see no discrimination'
Re: The Ubyssey article, Lesbian
Power Frees Women, March 22,
and additional remarks. I do not
buy pornography, and stopped being a paperfucker, a long time ago.
Never saw the logic in sexual
discrimination nor in wage
discrimination. As for sexual
harassment, well, some men are
born arse first. I treat women as the
equals that they are, not purely for
feminism, but also for male liberation.
Having accomplished this breaking out of machismo, I find that the
woman is going to get up and go out
the door with her girlfriend. In doing so, finally breaks from my male
influence. I'm sorry I'm male if it
upsets you that much, but I am not
about to change my sex. Now, if she
goes over there, I have a good feeling who is left over here. Finally
coming this far just to change my
sexuality is not my idea of equality.
After all, when the women are playing with each other, what the men
are to do seems to be of little consideration. Apparently men can get
by with an old sock.
As anyone can see, sensitivity is
clearly lacking in a lump of clay.
Eve, on the other hand, came from
a rib. Meaning that since women
are generally warm, Adam was not
a reptile. But somehow misconceptions arise, like men are single
handedly responsible for venereal
disease. Or a man cannot say "I
love you," to a woman without
having an erection. That since men
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Some Kurt thoughts on the real outside world
By KURT PREINSPERGER
The die is now cast for both winners and losers. When Canadian
universities disgorge over a hundred
thousand graduates next month,
each available job will have been
courted by loads of resumes. Some
brilliant students and other not-so
brilliant ones with personal connections are the winners, perhaps finding the taste of success the sweeter
for the frustrations of others.
Those others, who have struggled
for an education and must now ask
for government handouts, will
often be overwhelmed by negative
emotions: self-doubt, depression,
resentment. To deny so many
young people a chance to apply
their education, making them feel
like failures, is a disgrace for society
and uprooting for many individuals.
Political pressure is therefore
mounting to create jobs, any kind
of jobs, at all costs. Schemes
abound to stimulate the private sector, to forge ahead with industrial
mega-projects, to expand the
military, to subsidize exports to
poor countries, to retrain workers
for computerized workplaces, to
boost consumer spending, in short:
to whip our economy back into
healthy growth.
perspectives
"Healthy growth" — it is no surprise that most students, in their
plight, become eager parrots of this
slogan. A few of us, however, may
feel a deep dilemma.
On the one hand, we too want
jobs to apply our skills and await
the end of the recession; but on the
other we realize that an economic
system whose health requires
ceaseless growth must spell disaster
in the long run. It will multiply
polluting factories and other environmental threats and worsen the
ills of mass society like urban
sprawl and lonely crowds.
After many decades of economic
growth, it would be time now that
we reaped the promised benefits.
Instead we seem locked in an ugly,
ever more competitive scramble for
some niche in society.
While yesterday's economic
policies were perhaps once appropriate, we have long since passed the point on the growth path
where more of the same could promise a better future. Renewed
growth, when it comes, will offer
temporary job openings (till the
next recession a year or two later),
but it will also quicken the spiral of
joyless work and pointless consumption. Do we really want more
man-made superfluities at the expense of our natural environment?
Yet for the individual who wants
to survive — what choice is there
but to push for economic growth in
the hope of getting a job?
There is at least one choice: some
of us can simply give up the idea of
joining the workforce and become
bums. We should accept government support without guilt and
devote ourselves to a life of creative
leisure.
We need not feel like parasites.
First of all, the amount of work
that really needs to be done to provide for everyone's creature com-
iTake action against Wiatr appointment'
I would like, by way of argument, to add my voice to the chorus
of those which oppose the temporary appointment of prof. Jerzy
Wiatr.
Let me begin with a comment
upon Brad Munt's letter (Wiatr
cool, March 25). Munt argues thus:
"To deny Jerzy Wiatr employment
because of his political beliefs
would . . . not only be in violation
of accepted academic freedoms, it
would also run contrary to the intentions outlined in the constitution" of UBC.
Though well meant, this argument is unfortunately misguided.
Opposition to Wiatr's appointment
has arisen not so much because of
his political beliefs as because of his
political actions.
Wiatr, as director of the Party Institute of Marxist-Leninism — the
official idealogical watchdog in
Poland — is, at the very least, indirectly responsible for the severe
curbing of academic freedom for
students and professors alike.
The question Munt fails to ask is,
should we grant certain freedoms to
one who himself denies those very
freedoms to others? I say, no:
Wiatr's appointment ought to be
rescinded.
We should not, however, restrict
Wiatr's right to the free expression
of his beliefs, whatever they be. To
invite him here to give a public lecture, for instance, would be another
matter.
Which brings me to my second
point.   According   to   professors
Jean LaPonce and David Elkins
(Wiatr class boycott organized, 25
March), Wiatre is "an excellent
academic." Why, then, have they
asked him here to teach only introductory courses?
Surely a professor of such merit
should teach at least one higher
level course or graduate seminar, in
which he would have the fullest opportunity to share his learning with
advanced students.
Why, too, have nine of 11 professors of political science refused
•public comment on Wiatr's appointment? It seems strange to me
that experts on political matters
should keep from us what should be
their clear and informed opinions
on the dispute.
A third and final point. In an article of 24 March in The Vancouver
Sun, Elkins is quoted as saying, "I
see no reason to reverse the decision. If it becomes clear that his
(Wiatr's) presence here will result in
some violence ... I might, but I
don't think that's likely."
No one has ever spoken of opposing with violence the appointment. The Polish community in
Vancouver (and those connected
with it) has no history of violence in
any such matters.
Its continuing support for the
ideals of Solidarity, for example,
shows instead its dedication to
peaceful means for bringing about
social, political, and other change.
Elkin's uncalled-for statement is
simply an attempt to deflect the
heat now growing around him.
To conclude, I urge all interested
members of our academic community to act in some way, perhaps
to follow those measures recommended  by  The  UBC  Solidarity
study group ('Polish prof must go,'
25 Mar ). I have already signed the
group's petition.
Iain Higgins
Graduate Studies
forts can be done by less than half
of the present workforce. In our
society today, most jobs which people get paid for are essentially unproductive, frivolous or downright
destructive.
Second, the rising level of
automation has made jobs both
scarcer and capital-intensive. To
create a job for an unemployed person costs more than paying him or
her a modest living allowance.
Creating needless jobs, just to keep
people employed, is only an expensive form of welfare.
Third, we can argue that a living
allowance is just a small compensation that the technocrats pay us for
degrading the environment in which
we all must live. They have led us
into a technological nightmare,
making life ever more hectic, complex and unfree. The least they owe
us is the means to survival.
Why then do most people want
to work? Very few derive intrinsic
satisfaction from it. Most work for
the money to pay for their accumulated consumer junk. Others,
who are imbued with the work
ethic, fail to see that work has
become unnecessary for a large part
of the population. Many of course
would go raving mad without
regular work to kill their time.
The biggest problem is that so
many people depend on work for
their self-esteem, largely because of
the contempt in which welfare bums
are held: Choosing not to work remains an ingrained taboo, even
though work has become a scarce
and unfairly distributed commodity-
Perhaps we need to promote the
opposite extreme and say: "If you
work 40 hours a week, you are not
only a fool who works for other
people's welfare, but also a thief
who steals other people's work."
People who lust for the status
symbols of affluence can slave away
in offices and factories. But those
of us who prefer a frugal life should
receive a living allowance without
having to join the workforce. Fortunately, this living allowance more
or less exists in Canada right now.
It is not considered an honorable
option by promoters of economic
growth. But honorable or not: how
to be a happy bum, able to spend
time creatively and content to make
do with little money, is a skill with a
promising future.
Kurt Preinsperger is a graduating
arts student
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6. Special Resolution by Council**
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ALL GRADUA TE STUDENTS PLEASE A TTEND
"Notice is given that the following proposed amendments to the bylaws of the Society will be considered by Special Resolution at
the Annual General Meeting, April 13, 1983.
Add:
1.0 (t)      "AMS" Iftans the Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia.
5.2 (a)      Add: (iv)Vhe representatives of the Society to the students council of AMS. Submitted by Francisco Cabanas and Rana
Sodhi.
3.3 (al      (iiil Mail to Councillors.
4.6 Change to read: A quorum for a referendum is ten percent (10%) of the ordinary members of the Society.
4.7 Change to read: Notwithstanding Bylaw 4.6, quorum shall be deemed to be fulfilled for the purposes of a particular:
(a) ordinary   resolution   if   the   number   of   votes   cast   in   favour   is   at   least   fifty   percent   (50%)   of   the
quorum requirement.
(b) Special   Resolution   if   the   number   of   votes   cast   in   favour   is   at   least   fifty   percent   (50%)   of   the
quorum requirement.
5.2 Delete: But a Councillor shall be reimbursed for all expenses necessarily and reasonably incurred by him while engaged
in the affairs of the Society.
5.3 (e)      Change to read: The term of office for a departmental representative shall not exceed one year, subjec to re-election.
5.3 (f)      Change to read: A departmental representative may be removed by a Special Resolution of a general meeting of the
department of which adequate notice has been given to all ordinary members of the department.
5.5 (c)      Change to read: Quorum shall be (those present/one-third) of the voting Councillors then holding office, but in no case
less than eleven Councillors.
5.5 (e)      Delete: . .; the President shall make every effort to enable the attendance and participation of members.
5.5 (g)      Change: President to read Secretary.
5.5 (g)      (i) Delete: at his discretion, or. . .
7.0 Delete entirely.
9.0 Delete entirely.
10.1 Insert Following: "(a)": (b) the duties, powers and specified functions of standing committees, and . . .
10.3 Change to read: Notice of proposed amendments or additions to the Policy Manual shall be posted in the Centre and
mailed to each voting Councillor at least fifteen (15) days before they may be considered.
10.6 Delete: Council may, however, make a temporary amendment to any particular policy or procedure for a period not to
exceed thirty (30) days.
And, remember all other sections accordingly.
Submitted by Paula Brook and John Davies.
An open meeting is called for Thursday, April 7, at 5:00 p.m. in the Graduate Student Centre to achieve consensus on these proposed amendments.
"Any Directors who have not submitted a new affadavit of election on the new approved form are to be removed from Office.
GSS is incorp. as the "THEA KOERNER HOUSE - GRADUATE STUDENT CENTRE. Page 22
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and then in the western press: Syria
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Lebanese; assaults by the PLO on
women and children in northern
Israel. Just prefabricated Zionist,
propaganda to justify the brutalities
of Israel in the Middle East.
Mark mentioned "that when
Israelis entered Lebanon the local
population greeted them as
saviours." Funny. Before the
Israelis could enter Lebanon, they
completely destroyed five refugee
camps and large parts of the major
cities in Southern Lebanon.
They killed about 10,000 people
(only?) according to the Israeli army officer Yehuda Levi who lectured here on UBC campus a few
months ago. Tens of thousands of
men were immediately sent to
detention camps.
What Mark saw on his TV was a
bunch of Haddad's men, a tiny
margin of army rebels who
associated themselves with Israel a
few years ago. Also, he saw some
demonstrations led by women only
— men being in detention —
against the invasion in the cities of
Tyre and Sidon.
According to Mark, someone
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Israeli atrocities is either a "self-
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that Israel is a democracy.
A democracy where Sharon is
found guilty in the Sabra-Shatila
massacre and yet is allowed to stay
in the cabinet (without portfolio?);
a democracy where Arab lands are
confiscated and used to build new
settlements for Jewish immigrants,
even in the occupied West Bank,
the Gaza strip, the Golan heights,
or in Southern Lebanon; and a
democracy where civilian Arabs
are attacked and killed by Israeli
forces, as happened in Kofr Qassim
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1976 (where the Arabs killed were
of Israeli citizenship).
Mark wonders why the anti-
Begin (?) Chris Iverson recalls old
facts and overlooks such fresh
events in Afghanistan and Eastern
Europe. Probably he, who "obviously has very strong opinions,"
expects people to forget the past of
Begin and to forget what sufferings
his Irgun gangs inflicted on the
defenceless Palestinians before,
during, and after 1948.
Abdullah Shabab
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AMS falls to catch dance fever
As a member of three AMS
clubs, I frequently enjoy the use of
the SUB ballroom and partyroom.
In the last few months the enjoyment has often been rudely marred.
Several times a week I arrive to
find that my club's booking has
been bumped to a room that cannot
suit our needs — and worse, the
bumping shows lack of sense,
courtesy, and good priorities.
Instructors are forced to search
the halls for a room to hold their
class, as each week they are shuffled
around. Drinkers spill beer on an
excellent dance floor while dancers
suffer the plastic of room 207/209.
A dozen students dance in a closet
while a crowd of non-students have
a party on what we rightfully consider to be our dance floor.
I hear rumour that the ballroom
will get new lighting to allow exams
and more conferences there. This
means selling out our inadequate
recreation resources to non-
students. I'm disgusted.
Timothy Bull
dance club
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Government slow on aid program
By MURIEL DRAAISMA
Student aid offices may be overwhelmed
this summer by a flurry of applications if the
B.C. government does not decide soon on
proposed changes to its financial aid program, a UBC awards officer said Wednesday.
Dan Worsley said he is worried the bulk of
applications for student aid will arrive at one
time during the summer because the
guidebook and application forms are still not
printed.
"The problem is that if we don't get the
forms out soon, we will receive the completed
applications in a concentrated mass, and that
would put undue stress on our staff. It would
be extremely difficult to assess the applications in time," he said.
But Donna Morgan, Canadian Federation
of Students B.C. chair, said the provincial
government  will  probably  use  last  year's
forms and will decrease the total amount
available or convert all money into loans.
"I can't see them printing all that stuff by
the end of this term. It's too late. They're going to have to use last year's forms to implement the changes and students will suffer
long waits," Morgan said.
Student aid offices will have difficulty
assessing the applications because they are
short staffed and the number of students applying will definitely increase, she added.
The federal government is meeting with
provincial officials of Canada's student loan
program this week in Ottawa to discuss raising the student allowance from $56.25 to
$100 per week. If the provincial government
accepts the proposal, the current loan limit of
$1,800 will increase to $3,200.
But the provinces have the power to decide
how the money will be allocated. And accor
ding to University of Victoria's director of
financial aid Nels Granewall, B.C. has indicated it will give out fewer grant dollars to
students.
"The provincial government has considered going to an all loan program. But the
longer it delays, the more impossible it will be
to shift from the current program to an all
loan one," Granewall said.
"Given that we are this far into March, the
possibility is pretty remote," he added.
The provincial government is also considering indexing student aid to academic
standing. But financial officers charge the
plan is impossible to administer and inequitable.
"I think it's detestable. There's no scheme
to do it equitably because of different standards in faculties. Some good students will be
deprived of aid because there's not enough
money to go around. Educationally, it's not
justifiable," Granewall said.
Worsley said student aid offices would
have to calculate averages for up to 7,000
grant recipients, and that will cause enormous problems.
Another possibility the federal government
is debating is the extension of interest-free
status. The proposed legislation would allow
banks to ask Ottawa for an extension of a
student's interest-free payment for an additional 12 months if need is demonstrated.
The federal government currently pays interest for six months after a student has
finished school. The plan will allow students
more time to find a job to pay off the loan.
CFS is pressuring the provincial government to announce its decision regarding student aid. Officials have indicated an announcement will be made next week.
Student input threatened
By CHARLES CAMPBELL
Proposed changes to the Universities Act threaten
student input into university affairs.
B.C's three university presidents have all suggested
"student association" be replaced with the word
"students" throughout the Act.
Lisa Hebert, Alma Mater Society external affairs coordinator, said the change would pave the way for
voluntary student fees. Universities could also interfere in the election of students to the boards' of
governers and senates, she said.
Hebert said it is highly speculative to assume those
objectives or results, but nobody has provided any
other plausible reasons for the change.
Hebert pointed out that universities minister Pat
McGeer has supported the concept of voluntary student society fees.
Donna Morgan, Canadian Federation of Students
B.C. chair said such a change may lead to the erosion
of student representation. It would make it possible
for the administration to meddle in the selection of student senate and board representatives, she said.
Elkins defends
Morgan said McGeer sees no value in student
representation. "The kind of student representation he
likes is the kind where they don't complain."
Future UBC president George Pedersen said he
could not remember the specifics of his proposals
because they were hammered out a year ago, but he
denied any attempt to undermine student representation.
UBC president Doug Kenny refused to comment on
the proposals.
While McGeer's executive assistant Jim Bennet said
only minor changes to the universities act are being
considered immediately, universities ministry director
of programs Dean Goard said anything is possible.
"They could embark on major changes.
Everything's up in the air with the current government.
All bets are off," Gourd said.
"I'm not allowed to say what's in proposed legislation. I can't really give you answers to the questions I
do know the answers to and I obviously can't answer
ones I don't know about," he said.
's appointment
-cary rodin photo
"CRUCIFY HIM, crucify him," yelled throng of angry students accusing
unlucky martyr, who claimed to possess Gospel truth, of having an incurable case of political incorrectness. Cross mob of students nailed him
on several counts of poor ideology, hammering home their point by throwing The Book at him. Despite ribbing, student rose three days later.
By PATTI FLATHER
The acting head of UBC's
political science department says
"political matters are not of direct
interest to the university."
And that's why David Elkins
defends the appointment of Jerzy
Wiatr, a Polish professor closely
linked with his country's repressive
regime, to teach at UBC this summer.
Despite increasing evidence that
Wiatr is an active participant in
Polish policy-making, UBC's administration has not changed its
decision to hire him this summer to
teach political science 201, foreign
governments, and political science
Senate representation questioned
By CHARLES CAMPBELL
The presidents of B.C.'s three
universities have questioned the
amount of faculty and student
representation on university senates
in a list of proposed changes to the
universities act.
Alma Mater Society external affairs officer Lisa Hebert said that
by questioning the ratio that limits
administration representation the
presidents have invited the minister
of universities to reduce the percentage of faculty and student
representation.
UBC president-designate and
current Simon Fraser University
president George Pedersen said he
didn't see anything wrong with the
current ratio of one student and two
faculty for every administration
representative. He said he didn't
remember the details of his year-old
recommendations.
"The ratio is as good as any I can
think of. There may be a problem
with the size of senate at UBC, I
don't know about that, but it's
worked at SFU," he said.
Pedersen said there is no reason
to   add   administration   represen
tatives to the SFU senate and
therefore no reason to worry about
proportionate increases in the
number of faculty or students.
UBC faculty association president Jonathan Wisenthal said maintaining the current ratios is extreme
ly important. "I think the present
composition works fairly well."
Concern about the size of senate
is legitimate, but it will only become
a problem if (adminstrators) are added indiscriminately, Wisenthal
said.
202, introduction to political
thought.
Wiatr is listed as a Polish United
Worker's party activist and a
member of the preparatory commission for the ninth general party
congress, according to the book
Who's Who in Poland. Both these
activities link him closely with the
state.
And Wiatr's position as director
of the Institute for the Fundamental
Problems of Marxism-Leninism
links him directly to government
policies, according to a UBC professor.
Slavonic studies head Bogdan
Czaykowski said the institute provides theoretical and ideological
justification for the policies of the
communist party. "It is not an
academic institution at all,"
Czaykowski said.
But Elkins insists Wiatr is a
leading academic. He also says
"Most of the people here (at UBC)
know Wiatr personally because he
worked here two years ago." That
was before the independent trade
union Solidarity was outlawed.
Political science professor Jean
Students caught in ACT with leaflets
N
By MURIEL DRAAISMA
In a bid to make education an issue in the next provincial election, UBC students distributed more than
8,000 pamphlets to Vancouver homes over the last
two weeks.
The door-to-door campaign, which was a part of
the Canadian Federation of Students week of
mobilization March 21-25, drew a positive response
from the community, said anti-cutbacks team
organizer Lisa Hebert.
About 120 students from all faculties participated in the campaign. They handed out leaflets
detailing the value of education and urging the public
to write MLAs about inadequate funding of post-
secondary institutions.
The campaign was an attempt to make the public
aware of the "crippling" effects of cutbacks on the
post-secondary system, said Hebert.
ACT is urging the NDP to draw up a comprehensive policy on education and to oppose the current
cutbacks so the government wilt see education as a
priority, Hebert said.
The campaign will continue until the rest of the
pamphlets are distributed, she added.
Meanwhile, across the country, students occupied,
protested and lobbied politicians.
In Newfoundland, 2,500 Memorial university
students crammed into a crowded gymnasium to protest education cutbacks while about 100 University of
Toronto students camped overnight in the university
library March 23 and marched on the administration
building March 25.
And in B.C., Kwantlen college students held a
small protest outside education minister Bill Vander
Zalm's office. In Victoria, 120 students marched on
the legislative builings, where CFS-Pacific chair Donna Morgan condemned the government.
Laponce, who says he knows Wiatr
"very well" and has been quoted in
Wiatr's works, said the Polish professor is one of the best known
academics in the eastern countries.
But several UBC students are
fighting Wiatr's appointment.
Graduate student Bill Tieleman, a
member of the Solidarity study
group, says a petition campaign aimed at reversing the appointment has
attracted 100 signatures.
Tieleman said the study group
will set up informational pickets
outside Wiatr's classes if he arrives,
but will not disrupt the actual lectures.
Oops! Oops!
In an article last Friday titled
UBC Tories Go Bah, Bah
Mulroney, we extensively quoted
Steve Sorko, a Peter Blaikie youth
organizer.
Sorko said Simon Fraser students
support John Crosbie, not Brian
Mulroney. He also did not say that
most UBC club executives support
Mulroney, it was another club
member.
To add insult to injury we also
quoted him as saying certain people, including "past president" Pat
Gordon, support Clark. Again,
another club member made the
comment. Also, Pat Gordon has
never been a UBC Tory club executive member.
We apologize to Steve Sordo for
any problems we may have caused
him.
COVER
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learned his craft in Seattle. He later
moved to the Vancouver Island
village of Opitsalt. The design
depicts the transformation of a
supernatural white wolf into a killer
whale. Page 26
THE    UBYSSEY
By CHRIS WONG
Before I start this wonderful and wacky list of
all those great cultural events that all you
preps are anxious to see, let me say one thing:
"I'm so glad we've had this time together, just
to have a laugh and sing a song, seems we
just get started and before you know it,
comes the time we have to say so long," so
long you all — its been a slice, sob, sob, I'll
have visions of the mighty Vista in my dreams,
I am emotionally attached to 7 universe
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Brian and The Liars: Mar. 31-Apr. 2, Darby
D. Dawes. Brian Guns: jazz photo, call
687-1354, Arts Club Granville Island Lounge.
Masterpiece Music: music of Beethoven,
Apr. 3, 2:30 and 8 p.m., Vancouver East
Cultural Centre, 254-9578.
Powell River Academy Singers: world
reknown vocal group, Apr. 6, 1:15 p.m., Or-
pheum Theatre.
Roy Bailey: anti-nuke folk singer, Apr. 4, 8
p.m., Vancouver East Cultural Centre.
Spent Youth:  rockabily  —  benefit dance,
Apr. 2, 8:30 p.m.. Oddfellows Hall, tickets $5
advance, $6 at door.
The Villains: Vancouver's ska masters, Apr.
7, Vancouver Rowing Club, Stanley Park,
tickets $8.
Woody  Herman:  a jazz  great,  a  star,  a
legend, you name it, he's it, Apr. 2, Commodore Ballroom, VTC/CBO.
B.B.   King:   blues.   Mar.   31,   Commodore,
VTC/CBO.
Ultravox: one more time with everybody's
favourite word: EURO-DISCOITES OF THE
WORLD, UNITE, Apr. 5, War Memorial Gym,
AMS box office.
Tower Of Power: funk masters, Apr. 6-16,
Plaza Lounge, International Plaza Hotel.
HoVL£6
Ridge Theatre (16th and Arbutus, 738-5112)
Mar. 31: Casablanca. 7:30 p.m.; The
Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, 9:30 p.m.
Apr. 1-3: Star Wars. 7 p.m.; The Empire
Strikes Back, 9:15 p.m. Apr. 4-5:15th International Tournees Of Animation. 9:30
p.m.; 16th Festival, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 6-7: The
Conformist, 7:30 p.m.; Death In Venice,
9:30 p.m. Apr. 8-10: My Dinner With Andre, 7:30 p.m.; Mephisto, 9:30 p.m.
Vancouver East Cinema (7th and Commercial, 253-5455) Mar. 31: Cool Hand Luke,
7:30 p.m.; Harper, 9:45 p.m. Apr. 1-3:
Rockers, 7 p.m.; Reggae Sunsplash, 8:50
p.m.; Babylon. 10:50 p.m. Apr. 4-5: The
Toy. 7:30 p.m.; Small Change. 9:15 p.m.
Apr. 6-7: The Tin Drum, 7:30 p.m.; The
Marriage of Maria Braun, 10 p.m. Apr. 8:
Gone with the Wind, 7:30 p.m.
Savoy Cinema (Main and 7th, 872-2124)
Mar. 31: Heavy Metal. 7:30 p.m.; Wizards,
9:15 p.m. Apr. 1-3: The Man From Snowy
River. 7:30 p.m.; Storm Boy, 9:30 p.m. Apr.
4-5: The Secret of Nimh, 7:30 p.m.; Time
Bandits, 9:15 p.m. Apr. 6-7: Night Shift.
7:30 p.m.; A Midsummer Night's Comedy,
9:30 p.m. Apr. 8-10: A Hard Day's Night.
7:30 p.m.; Yellow Submarine. 9:15 p.m.
Pacific Cinemetheque (1155 W. Georgia,
732-6119) Mar. 31: Bad Timing: A Sensual
Obsession, 8 p.m.
Romantic Comedy: Bernie Gatorade's play
has "nothing romantic or funny about it,"
says little S.S., but go see it anyways, you
preps, Art Club Granville Island, Mon.-Fri.
8:30 p.m.. Sat. 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.. Wed. 5:30
p.m., must close Apr. 9 (that's what they said
about Caligula).
Badazjazz: eight unreal jazz female vocalists
featuring Kate, Colleen and others. Arts Club
Revue Theatre,   Granville  Island,   Mon.-Fri.
8:30 p.m.. Sat. 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Nurse Jane Goes To Hawaii: and all of us
on the Vista staff whole-heartedly hope she
stays there, to any dissenters, F.O.A.D., Arts
Club Seymour, Mon.-Fri. 8:30 p.m.. Sat. 6:30
and 9:30 p.m.,   Thurs.   5:30 p.m.,   phone
687-1644 for info on all all three above.
Dry Rot: if the title is any reflection of the
play, well, don't go breaking your piggy banks
over this, but on second thought, I hear the
lights   catch   on   fire,   Q.E.   Playhouse,
Mon.-Sat. 8 p.m.. Sat. 2:30 p.m. matinee.
Dylan Thomas Bach: Bob, Johann Sebastian, and Danny would be proud of this play
honoring such great names, Vancouver East
Cultural Centre, Thurs.-Fri. 8 p.m.. Sat. 6 and
9 p.m., 687-1818, end Sat.
Alone: line up, crowds are flocking to this.
Waterfront Theatre, 8:30 p.m., 685-6217.
Bedroom Farce: by Banal Bonehead, oops,
je m'excuse, Alan Ayckbourn,  Studio 58,
Thurs.-Sat.. 8 p.m.. 324-5227.
Thursday, March 31,1983
TREES . . . contributing to the end
-cary roam pnoto
AMS Gallery: lots of great exhibits coming
up in the new student art gallery, Art Education Printing Show, Mar. 28-Apr. 1, Bachelor
of Fine Arts Graduate Show, Apr. 4-15,
Gallery in SUB.
Unit/Pitt Gallery: open house installation,
Mar. 28-Apr. 9, 163 W. Pender.
Literary Storefront: second annual festival
of sound poetry with some extremely hip
poets, Apr. 6, 8 p.m., 314 W. Cordova.
By CRAIG BROOKS
TODAY
AMS INTEGRITY IN ACTION CLUB
Meeting, the aquarian conspiracy, guest speaker
Ken Walters, noon. Buch. B315.
SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY
Sigma   Chi   Derby   day,   2-6:30   p.m.,   8:12
p.m. /dance.
Bookstore at 2 p.m. for men's bed race, 5725
Agronomy at 2 p.m. for pyramid building.
MOTORCYCLE CLUB
T-shirt silk-screening with new logo, bring own
shirt, light or dark, noon, SUB 211.
AQUA SOCIETY
General meeting and elections, noon, SUB 212.
ASIAN CENTRE
Religions   of   Asia,    noon,    Asian    Centre
auditorium.
NEWMAN CATHOLIC CLUB
Closing wine and cheese party, proceeded by
mass, noon, St. Mark's College music room.
Come one, come all to bid farewell.
EDUCATORS FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT
Prof   Maurice   Levi,   UBC   Commerce 'dept.,
speaks on Economics and Arms, noon. Computer Science 200.
INSTITUTE OF ASIAN RESEARCH
Film: Way of Ancestors,  noon, Asian centre
auditorium.
DELTA KAPPA EPSILON FRATERNITY
End of classes party, 8 p.m., Deke house.
BAHA'I CLUB
General meeting, everybody welcome to open
discussion on the Baha'i faith, 1-2 p.m., SUB
212A.
SATURDAY
CHESS CLUB
B.C. Easter open. $8 club members, $15 non-
members, $2 first time players. Prizes. Registration 9:30 a.m., round I 11 a.m., round 2 4 p.m.
SUB 207/209. Continues to Saturday: Round 3
10:X a.m., round 4 3:30 p.m., Sunday: Round
five, 10:30 a.m., round 6 a.s.a.p.
SUNDAY
MARANATHA CHRISTIAN CLUB
Praise,   worship   and   teaching,    everyone
welcome, 7 p.m., SUB 125.
UNDERWATER HOCKEY
Practice, 10 p.m., Aquatic centre.
TUESDAY
FAMILY HOUSING FILM SERIES
Mystery film, TBA, 6:30 p.m., SUB auditorium.
CANADA EMPLOYMENT CENTRE
FOR STUDENTS
Centre opens. Free, fast and efficient referral and
placement services to both employers and
students (their wording), 302-2092 West Broadway, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS
General meeting, 12-1 p.m., Lutheran Campus
Centre conference room.
WEDNESDAY
GRADUATE STUDENT SOCIETY
Executive officers and AMS council representation elections to the graduate student society
council, through Friday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,
Grad centre front entrance. Also Wednesday
3:30-7:30 p.m.
GRADUATE STUDENT CENTRE/UBC
CHAPLAINS/UNITED NATIONS
ASSOCIATION OF VANCOUVER
Debate:   Ethical  reflections on  the economics
crisis, panelists including Bishop Remy de Roo,
co-author of Reflections on Economic Crisis, 12
p.m., Graduate student centre ballroom.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
FAMILY HOUSING FILM SERIES
Mystery movie, TBA, 3 p.m., SUB auditorium.
$1.50.
CRICKET TEAM
First practise and tryouts, 1 p.m., Spencer field
(next to sports medicine clinic). Call Ian Tate
278-6366 for more info.
TUESDAY, APRIL 12
DEPARTMENT OF ASIAN STUDIES
Professor M. H. Fisher, Western Washington
University, on British Indirect Rule in India,
1764-1858, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Asian Centre 604.
I have no mouth, and I must scream
... to tell all those students who
thought they could escape this place in
May, and now find themselves having
to make up some stupid credit. On
Thursday, April 7, students returning to
spring or summer session courses can
get (freel but nothing's really free) advice and counselling (you'd have to for
this place). Students can also register at
this time. That's April 7, from 6 to 8
p.m., at International house.
•
Not all sports die over the summer.
The UBC cricket team's first practise
and team tryout will be Saturday, April
9 at 1 p.m. on Spencer field (near the
sports medicine clinic).
So all of you who know about bowling, wickets, outs, bats, and that other
baseball type stuff think about going.
Now if it wasn't such a boring sport
to watch.
UBC may have another championship
team after Saturday's B.C. Rugby
Union final game.
UBC is taking on the Vancouver Reps
for the McKechnie Cup at 2:30 p.m. at
Thunderbird stadium. We are 26-1-1 on
the year, so it's in the bag.
The only problem is that is what they
said about the Shrum bowl.
So take a break from studying, or
reading the newspaper, and watch the
'Birds ring out 1983 in style. (Is this
good enough Steve?)
Sunrise was beautiful this morning.
We know because we were still putting out this paper at that time. In fact,
after we finished production, we all
went out for breakfast and then came
back to the printers to watch the
presses roll out our final edition.
We need to fill this space, so let's give
you some facts. That nifty red color is
called "Air Canada" Red, since it is the
same one used by the airline and by The
Vancouver Sun. The pink effect is
created by a 10 per cent screen of the
color, while the grey on the Scum is actually a 20 per cent black screen.
The Native Indian art on the front
page of the real Ubyssey is a combina-
tionof Air Canada Red, regular black
and 30 per cent black screen. It is
created by a process called manual color separation — or, in other words, lots
of knife work.
The Ubyssey staff would like to thank
all those hard working people at College
printers who worked inumerable hours
of overtime to get this final edition out:
Earl Lowrey, Len Whitehead, Doug
Fraser, Vic Naples, Wayne Elliott, only
to name a few.
Thanks guys.
THE CLASSIFIEDS,
RATES: AMS Card Holders — 3 lines, 1 day $2.50; additional lines, 60c Commercial — 3 lines,
1 day $4.20; additional lins, 63c Additional days, $3.80 and 58c
Classified ads are payable in advance. Deadline is 10:30 a.m. the day before publication.
Publications, Room266, S.U.B., UBC, Van., B.C. V6T2A5
Charge Phone Orders over $5.00. Call 228-3977.
5 — Coming Events
25 — Instruction
60-7??????
ATTENTION Chinese Female Students:
Share your experiences and your insights
by participating in a doctoral study on the
value changes Chinese women undergo
when emigrating from Hong Kong to
Canada. Please contact Chris Lee at
879-3124.
TO INTRODUCE you to Excelsior's
internationally famous Dim Sum. Weekend
special $1.50 per serving. 1 serving free with
minimum $4.50 order and this ad offer expires Apr. 30/83. 4544 W. 10th Ave., Vancouver, B.C. (opposite Safeway).
11 — For Sale — Private
FOR SALE: 79 Cimatti Moped with helmet
and gas can; safety tested August. $275.
Phone Mike 228-2535 or 732-0728.
HOW TO PASS THE
ENGLISH
COMPOSITION
EXAM
Attend an afternoon seminar
especially designed for English 100
students and learn all the skills and
techniques necessary to pass. Full
notes provided. Preregistration, by
April 2 is essential due to
limited enrollment.
1:00-5:00 p.m. Monday, April 4, 1983
SUB 213, fee $35.00. Contact: L.A.
Johansson, B.A. (Hons.) Res: 732-1593.
Bus:434-4515.
SAN FRANCISCO: need extra passengers
for trip to San Francisco to help pay gas.
Large station wagon. Leave from Vancouver Apr. 16. Please contact Steven
Marazzi btw. 5 & 10 p.m. 261-1862.
65 — Scandals
SUKI & LORNNA'S open house. Gage
Lowrise 114, April 27th. All friends and par-
tiers invited. BYOB. All day long.
70 — Services
20 — Housing
30 - Jobs
SUBLET: May 1-Aug. 31. Walk to UBC in 5
minutesl 2 br. partly furnished suite, pool,
Jacuzzi, sauna, coin laundry, secure parking. $635/mo., util. incl. Phone Ron at
228-9102.
LARGE 1  br. furn. apt. 5 appl. May-Aug.
1260 W. 10th. $400-negotiable. 733-6904.
GAY 32 will share furn. apt.
(near Alma) with n/s, n/d, student
$125/mo. Box 46364, Stn. G. Vancouver.
ROOM AND BOARD available May 1/83,
S. Granville area. Near bus. Ph. 266-6327.
SUMMER SUBLET: Gorgeous new 2 bdrm.
bsmt. suite 3 blks to UBC. $500/mo. May
1-Aug. 31. Call Janet/Sue, 228-9487.
HOUSING WANTED for 2 females
from univ. who are working in Vancouver.
May 1-Aug. 31st. If you have a place to
sublet please contact Renee at 731-7251.
UBC GATES. 4 bdrm. Ivg. rm. dining rm. large kitchen, 3-pce. bath avail. May
1 to Aug. 31 or longer. $845/mo. 4487 West
16th. Eves. 228-9175.
SUMMER HOLIDAY HOUSE Exchange;
College instructor living in rural setting outside Kamloops would like to exchange
houses. Consider quiet locations, U.B.C.
West or North Vancouver preferred. 3-4
weeks, July 15 - Aug. 15. Phone 573-3047
eves, or write Peter Peters, Dept. of
Economics, Cariboo College, Box 3010.
Kamloops, B.C. V2C 5J6
COCKTAIL WAITRESSES needed for
Thurs., Fri., and Sat. nights 10 pm - 2 a.m.
$4.00 per hr. & tips. Application forms
available at Marco Polo 682-2875.
FINANCE YOUR TUITION. Ideal opportunity for female student seeking part-time
employment. Pleasant respectable young
gent, 41 years requires escort for dining,
movies or possible short trips while in the
lower mainland. Generous remuneration.
Box 250, Room 266, SUB.
SUMMER JOBS part-time or full-time.
Call btw. 2 & 4 Mon.-Fri. 526-9326.
VANCOUVER Tour Guiding. 100% practical-
20 hrs. classroom, 22 hrs. field. $275/3 wks.
6 evenings/3 Saturdays. Starts April
11th/83. Referral service available. Call Salty McBride 669-0900, ext. 251.
85 — Typing
35 - Lost
LOST: One D.G. Anchor Pin, with guard.
Reward. If found phone Katherine
263-9079.
40 — Messages
25 — Instruction
LEARN TO SAIL: Beginners Course or
Basic coastal cruising. 30 ft. cruiser/racer.
Hands on experience. Registering NOW
Feb. Mar. Apr. classes. Don't be left on the
beach. C.Y.A. Certificate 734-1675 after 7.
Sailcraft Ltd.
ANDREW ARTHUR in 3rd Yr. Biochem.
Where Are You? Mike, Brian & Sue are
looking. Call Sue, 872-2900.
TO THE GRADUATES: Your link with the
Star and Crescent is not broken as soon as
you leave your college hall. Scholong. B.C.
'83.
TO MY LITTLE MAGYAR PRINCESS: Happiness is loving my Booshkinl Love the
Prince of Whytecliffe.
UBC Men's Novice Rowing Crew. Best
of luck on your exams.
COMPULSIVE EATERSI Tired of the pain
of this way of life? Me too. Let's get
together and help each other. Phone
681-0772. Michele.
ESSAYS, theses, reports, letters, resumes,
Bilingual, Word Processor, Clemy,
266-6641.
WILL DO FMT & regular typing — lots
of experience with macros (thesis, special
symbols) also have IBM Selectric. Will do
any kind of typing work on campus, excellent service, good rates. Erin. 228-9392
after 5:30 p.m.
NEW TO AREA. Adina Typing Service.
Student discounts. 4326 West 10th. Phone
222-2122.
TYPEWRITING: Minimal notice required.
UBC location. 24 hour phone-in, 224-6518.
EXPERT TYPING essays, term
papers, factums, letters, manuscripts,
resumes, theses. IBM Selectric II.
Reasonable rates. Rose, 731-9857.
U-WRITE WE TYPE 736-1208.
Word Processing Specialists for Theses,
Term Papers, equation typing. Rate $12 on
correspondence. Days, Evenings,
Weekends.
TYPING. Experienced $1.10/pg. for term
papers, theses, etc. Call Gordon 873-8032
after 10 a.m. Visa/MC accepted.
MICOM WORD PROCESSING: Thesis,
term papers, equation typing. Rate $10 an
hour. Jeeva, 876-5333.
90-WANTED
CLASSICAL    RECORDS    WANTED:    In
exc. cond. for taping. Will pay $2 per LP to
borrow records. Call Pat 228-2273 or Heidi
224-6526. Thursday, March 31,1983
THE    UBYSSEY
Page 27
Ex-defense genius urges freeze
By DOUG SCHMIDT
Daniel Ellsberg is sitting in the War
Memorial gym's makeshift reception room,
focusing his attention on half a dozen
newspapers that will become a significant
part of his speech to about 1,800 people.
Minutes later, Ellsberg advances to the
podium, newspapers in his hand. He is
greeted with a hush.
His presentation includes a discussion of
recent statements regarding nuclear war and
disarmament. And as a former Pentagon official who worked on military scenarios and
strategies, he provides an insider's look into
the workings of the American external
defense plannings.
"US. would
initiate
nuclear war"
"How many of you here know that NATO
planning has always been based on the
assumption that in facing any major Soviet
non-nuclear attack, the U.S. would initiate
nuclear war?"
Only a few hands go up.
He continues: "Our leaders are not only
threatening the use of nuclear weapons, but
they are also actively testing and deploying
first-strike weapons and drawing up plans for
their use.
"You are in NATO. You should know of
the nature of these plans. You have the right,
the capability and the obligation to question
these current policies to which Canada is asked to assent," Ellsberg says, leaning back to
punctuate the significance of his statement.
The audience has little reason to doubt
what they have just heard. As a Pentagon
specialist during four U.S. presidents' administrations, Daniel Ellsberg was a top
defense analyst with the highest security
clearance available, and a consultant to the
state and defense departments and the White
House.
Ellsberg threw his career away when he
released to the public the top-secret study he
helped write on the Vietnam War, the Pentagon Papers. A man Henry Kissinger once
spoke of as a ' 'genius'', by 1971 had become,
in Kissinger's own words, "the most
dangerous man in America." After keeping a
low profile in the '70s, Ellsberg is once again
in the limelight.
Ken Hancock, of the Ontario-based Cruise
Missile Conversion Project, has summarized
what makes Ellsberg so unique in the nuclear
disarmament movement: "Very seldom does
someone who is so close to ruling circles as
Daniel Ellsberg was, defect. So seldom do we
get a glimpse into the thinking that goes on in
these circles, and to what is actually talked
about and planned in these circles."
Ellsberg tells the audience of the time in
1960 when he was working at the Rand Corporation as an evaluator of weapons systems.
An Air Force plan had reached his desk after
reductions."
Ellsberg says the Soviets have never
been given the chance to prove their sincerity
about arms reductions. He advocates a freeze
of nuclear weapons at current levels.
"I don't believe the Soviets will get that
chance until we have a new president in the
United States," he says, "but we must delay
on these other actions until that time."
ELLSBERG
'most dangerous man   in   America"
ian timberlake photo
being approved by the long chain of Pentagon systems' commanders. Project Turnaround called for the use of 10,000 Atlas
rocket engines, which would be turned on
simultaneously in the event of a Soviet
nuclear attack, briefly stopping the earth's
rotation so the Soviet missiles would overshoot their intended targets.
It is stories like this that the audience
hears. But aside from such humourous anecdotes, Ellsberg's message is a sober one.
"I'm not here to bring good news — the
situation is that much more urgent," he says.
"The new generation of first-strike
weapons which are about to be deployed
(such as Cruise and Pershing II missiles) are
weapons against arms control. There is currently no way in which their numbers could
be verified using present technology. If we do
not stop the testing and the deployment of
these systems now, we have taken away the
'window of opportunity' to negotiate arms
The Reagan administration does not want
a nuclear war, Ellsberg believes, but wants to
be able to threaten a nuclear war in a wide
variety of circumstances.
Ellsberg then discloses another little
known fact: every president since the first
atomic bomb was dropped in 1945 has had
the occasion to consider the imminent use of
nuclear weapons during his term of office.
"We have used nuclear weapons, in the
precise way a gun is used when you point it at
someone's head in a direct confrontation,
whether or not the trigger is pulled," he says.
Even more frightening is that the
threats to use nuclear weapons have been
perceived by the presidents as being successful. But threatening first use of nuclear
weapons today could fail as a policy, at a
time when a rough parity in strategic arsenals
exists between the superpowers.
Ellsberg compares Reagan's emphasis on a
"window   of  vulnerability"   in   the   U.S.
strategic nuclear arsenal with the talk in the
'50s of a "bomber gap" and in the early '60s
of a "missile gap", both of which were
known at the time to be non-existent. He accuses the Reagan administration of
misleading the public in the area of defense
spending.
"Reagan has not spent a dime on reducing
the American 'window of vulnerability', but
instead is focusing on increasing the size of
Russia's window.
"Our policy seems to be we increase our
security. Worse, when both sides have more
vulnerable weapons, each side is under
pressure to use them in a crisis situation —
'use them before you lose them'."
Ellsberg has an excellent rapport with the
audience.
He asks if they understand a concept which
he is discussing. He interrupts his train of
thought to address a question which has been
thrown out from someone in the crowd.
He looks at a copy of the Seattle Times and
stops at a front-page picture of
demonstrators sitting on the railway tracks to
block the "white train," a slow-moving
guarded train heading for the Trident submarine base and allegedly loaded with
nuclear warheads. Ellsberg is particularly interested because he has come to symbolize
civil disobedience in the disarmament movement.
"Reagan
administration
misleads public"
Towards the end of his speech, Daniel
Ellsberg recounts an episode which occurred
at one of his more recent appearances in
court after he had attempted to block the
supply train to the Rocky Flats nuclear
weapons factory in Colorado.
"The judge asked me why I lay down on
the tracks, the trains always get through
anyway. I told him that was true but those
trains would not get through anymore
without arrests, not invisibly anymore, not
with the appearance of consent, not without
anybody seeming to question them.
He adds: "There should have been Germans on the tracks at Aushwitz, even if they
would have been killed..." The audience is
silent. "...And there should be people on
those tracks from now on."
The audience cheers.
"Rocky Flats is the Auschwitz of our
time."
Nicaraguan revolution thrives despite threats
The faith and determination of
the Nicaraguan people in their
revolution means they are going to
fight to keep it, a B.C. teacher said
Friday.
"It makes me angry Nicaraguans
have to work so hard to show what
they're doing is right," said Linda
Shuto, who with 18 other B.C.
teachers, participated in a work
study tour of Nicaragua in 1982.
Shute told people in SUB 209
that during the Nicaraguan
teachers' federation-sponsored
tour, a nation wide state of
emergency existed but the people
"overwhelmingly" supported the
measure.
Shuto met a 12-year-old girl who
could completely take apart and
reassemble a gun and talked to an
18 year old who told her outside invaders would not take back the
country from the Sandinistas before
they'd killed everyone.
Shuto showed slides of some
changes   instituted   by   the   new
Nicaraguan government — a dairy
nationalized and formed into a
worker controlled plant and a
prison farm where inmates work
without guards or arms to control
them.
Since the revolution the death
penalty has been abolished and
many imprisoned Somoza guards
have been freed.
"You really question if that kind
of humanity is ever seen in our
country," Shuto said.
But despite improvements in
education and advances for
women's' rights, Nicaragua is still
poor, she says. Most people are
without running water or electricity
and many go hungry, she said.
In Nicaragua the government is
supportive of education, Shuto
said.
Tuition is the equivalent of $6 per
year for the country's 25,000
university students, she said. Under
the Sandinistas the literacy rate has
creased from 55 per cent to 88 per
cent.
But her slides showed1 classrooms
with only bare essentials.
For women the revolution has
meant rights to education, to work
and to their children, Shuto said.
(Under Samoza, children were the
property of fathers:)
The Sandinistas overthrew dictator Anastasio Somoza's regime in
1979 — 40,000 people died in the
process.
Today the country is under threat
from former Somosa national
guardsmen, being trained and
equipped in Honduras.
Unemployed trek to legislature
There is a sign that the spirit of the "dirty thirties" is
returning to B.C.
Unemployed women and men will march to the
legislature buildings in Victoria early next month to demand "meaningful employment and living wages."
The Trek is being organized by the B.C. Coalition for
the Unemployed.
The coalition is based on Vancouver Island and
draws many of its members from unemployed people
there as well as in the lower mainland and the rest of
the province, BCCU spokesperson Chuck Gauthier
said Wednesday.
They will be marching in support of a five point program involving public works and other projects to
remove unemployment from B.C., he said. "It will be
very symbolic."
Most of the marchers will be leaving Nanaimo on
April 4 and will arrive in Victoria for a rally on April 9.
"We expect approximately 200 people," said
Gauthier.
Some of the people on the Trek have already left for
Victoria. Marchers from Campbell River left on
Wednesday and Port Alberni marchers will leave on
Friday, said Gauthier. "
Also on the ninth, the Vancouver and District
Labour Council Unemployment Action Centre will be
holding a support rally at Oppenheimer park, said
spokesperson Randy McLeod.
"Optimistically, we would like to see 1,000 people at
the noon rally," he said.
"We've asked speakers from each political party to
come and talk," he added. Page 28
THE    UBYSSEY
Thursday, March 31,1983
Best Selection
Best Prices
MG32
Personal Sportster cassette player
incorporates AM/FM radio for
listening versatility. Features: mute
switch, lightweight stereophones,
auto-stop, locking FF/REW,
separate tone, volume & balance
controls and mode selector.
ught
GF7C
Compact, fashionable AM/FM cassette recorder features: 2-way
4-speaker system, metal tape capability, Auto Program Locate, one-
touch recording and auto-stop.
$
219.
OS?
RC/1
M
.*«««»•*"*
MG8
Personal Sportster cassette play offers
unusual value and performance. Feature:
cue & review, auto-stop, lightweight
stereophones, separate right & left
volume control and locking FF/REW.
$
48
music/box
COMPLETE
WITH KSP
SOUND
PARTNER
STEREOPHONES.
• Automatic Fine Tuning
• Automatic Colour Control
• Automatic Fleshtone Correction
$347
RC/1
PORTABLE PACKAGE
Compact, ultra-light portable stereophone cassette
player features End of play Auto-stop and Metal tape
capability.
$139*
The SelectaVision VGP150 portable VCR features 3-way
power capability, high speed scanning forwards & back
and multi-function remote control. PFP 600 AC
adapter/charger adapts the 150 to AC house current or
recharges its built-in battery. The CC012 Video Camera
features 6:1 zoom, macro-focus and B&VV electronic
viewfinder.
Complete
Package
REMEMBER! IF IT'S ON
SALE ANYWHERE, IT'S
ON SALE AT A & B
SOUND.

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