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The Ubyssey Nov 25, 1975

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Array AMS has new constitution
Students have approved a new
constitution for the Alma Mater
Society, but at the same time
rejected a fee increase.
But students who helped reject
the fee increase in last week's two
referenda may be surprised to
know they may have to face it all
over again within a year.
That's because under the new
constitution, only five per cent of
the student body constitutes a
quorum in fee matters; under the
present constitution, 20 per cent of
the student body had to vote on the
fee increase before any vote result
could count.
An overwhelming 76 per cent of
3,784 voters approved the new
constitution in the week-long vote.
But the fee referendum lost on
two counts; not enough students to
constitute a quorum voted, and the
ones that did voted only 54 per cent
in favor, when a two-thirds
majority was needed.
The new constitution takes effect
as soon as it is filed with the
registrar of societies in Victoria, as
required by the Societies Act of
B.C. According to two AMS
executive  members,  that  will
V j|. LVII, No. 32      VANCOUVER, B.C., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1975
48     228-2301
—doug field photo
THERE AIN'T NO WATER to keep four mermaids (or whatever one calls flat, apparently female bodies,
with deformed legs and arms which end in one-fingered hands) wet in the dried out Grad Centre pool.
probably happen toward the end of
the spring term.
The constitution abolishes the
present, single-body form of
student government and replaces
it with two separate bodies. One
consists of student members of the
board of governors and senate and
representatives from each undergraduate society.
They will make policy decisions
and appoint members to a second,
much smaller body, responsible
for day-to-day administration of
student society affairs.
The $3.50 fee increase was
needed to offset enormous increases in administrative costs of
the AMS, and a fee increase of
some sort is needed to prevent the
AMS from being threatened with
bankruptcy  within   three   years,
AMS treasurer Dave Coulson
warned before the referendum.
And AMS vice-president Dave
Van Blarcom, architect of the
constitution, hinted last week that
students may be asked in the
spring about the fee referendum
after the new constitution comes
into effect.
Under the old constitution, 20 per
cent of students, about 4,600 — had
to vote two-thirds in favor of a fee
motion for it to pass. But under the
new constitution, only 650 students
voting two-thirds in favor can pass
a fee motion.
Returning officer Brent Tynan
said Monday students will face
another fee increase proposal in
the future.
"It will be necessary later this
See page 12: FEE
Capilano students
sue college brass
Lawyers for Capilano College
student union will file a suit today
asking for an injunction against the
college council's decision to make
student fees voluntary.
Bill Bell, Cap College student
president, said Vancouver lawyer
Leo McGrady will file the suit, on
behalf of the student union alleging
that the college administration is
violating an "implied" contract
between the school and the student
union by not collecting fees from
every student.
"They are violating an implied
contract, based on precedent, and
based on what was written in the
Cap College calendar (of courses);
because they began collecting the
fees on Nov. 15 (before the college
council decision), and because of
the fact it came in the middle of the
fiscal year," Bell said Monday.
Meanwhile, a compromise
reached Saturday between
students,  council chairman Jim
McDonald and principal Peter
Spratt, fell apart before the end of
the first day of registration,
After a meeting between a
handful of council members and
student and administration reps, it
was decided that students not
wishing to pay student fees could
fill out a waiver form when
But Spratt dropped the waiver
forms about noon Monday after
registrar David Allen complained
about them.
Spratt said Allan complained the
forms led to "administrative
difficulties" because "students
were just dropping their
registration off."
However, he would not elaborate
on what the "administrative difficulties" were. And Spratt ducked
the suggestion that the waiver
form was dropped because
students were not filling them out.
See page 2:    CAP
BCSF demands new
gov't education post
Students' Federation demanded
here Monday that the provincial
government establish a new
cabinet portfolio to deal exclusively with post-secondary
At the end of a four-day conference in Kamloops BCSF
delegates mandated its executive
to prepare a brief detailing a
proposal for the new portfolio.
Delegates said a post-secondary
education ministry is needed
because education minister Eileen
Dailly is overburdened and cannot
give enough attention to higher
UBC conference delegate Tim
Humphries said the current post-
secondary division is inadequate
because it vies with six other
divisions for Dailly's attention.
"The government does not have
a clear, concise concept of post-
secondary education because there
is not enough time for adequate
research and input from students
and faculty," Humphries said.
Humphries cited the recently
imposed 15 per cent college budget
ceiling and the "NDU (Notre
Dame University) fiasco" as hasty
decisions which could have been
better considered by an independent ministry.
Humphries said the new
ministry could be established when
the new Colleges Act — expected
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Doors close on deans' mystery meeting
Administration president Doug Kenny
met again Monday with his mysterious
committee of deans to decide how impending budget restrictions will affect
campus programs.
None of several deans interviewed before
the meeting would disclose its agenda.
Kenny also denied that special meetings
were being held to discuss the budget
problem, until he was told The Ubyssey had
learned the meeting's purpose from
registrar Jack Parnall.
' The committee of deans was again
deciding UBC's future, as always in secret.
Parnall was the meeting's unofficial
recording secretary.
Also in attendance were the deans of
UBC's 12 faculties, dean of women Margaret
Fulton and several of Kenny's four vice-
presidents. Continuing education director
Walter Hardwick was also invited.
"I've got to get in there," Kenny said
before the meeting, outside the Faculty
Club's social suite, where tea and cookies
were served while decisions were made.
"We discuss all sorts of things informally," he said.
Kenny denied extra meetings were being
held to discuss the budget problem, created
by education minister Eileen Dailly's recent
announcement that university budgets will
be restricted to 15 per cent increases next
year — 10 per cent less than the university
He backtracked when he found about
ParaaU's remarks, and said extra meetings
are held when business requires.
Parnall said earlier Monday the committee, met Nov, 17 to find "what the
problems are for next year in terms of
budget increases."
The business wasn't finished then, he said,
so ihe committee met again Monday.
"It has no formal status," Parnall said.
"It's strictly a body for the president to
keep the deans informed," he said.
The committee has existed — in one form
or another — for dozens of years and
operated under several previous presidents.
But commerce dean Noel Hall said.it "is a
much more active committee than in the
Hall said, "I just don't know" the agenda
and claimed the committee is used by
Kenny for "consultation and advice."
Joseph Gardner, dean of the forestry
faculty, also wasn't about to tell what goes
on in the meetings.
"It's not my meeting," he said. "It's
called by the president"
"Put yourself in my position. I'm going to
a meeting — I'm not going to get news to
tefl."    ..
Icy stares greeted The Ubyssey's reporter
as he watched the deans and high-level
administration officials file into the room.
Strange reactions occurred days before,
when the story was investigated for the first
time. A routine call to the president's office
to find  out when the  next meeting  is
See page 8:   DEANS Page 2
Tuesday,  November 25,   1975
Cap council condemned
From page 1
"It was definitely not a situation
of withdrawing it to to — we
brought the measure in to help the
next spring — is introduced by the
provincial government.
This would be an ideal time for
the education department to
amalgamate colleges, univer-
sitiesand vocational schools under
a separate ministry, Humphries
In other business at the first
annual conference of the seven-
month old federation, delegates
passed unanimously a motion to
condemn the Capilano college
council for making student activity
fees voluntary.
The BCSF decided college administrations should be forced to
coDect activity fees for student
The Capilano student union has
claimed the unprecedented move
by the college council was intended
Salary review results
not until next year
The findings of a presidential
committee set up to review the
salaries of a.ll full-time women
faculty at UBC will not be known
until the new year, committee co-
chairperson Jim Richards said
Richards, a food science prof,
said the first phase of the salary
review ended Friday.
* The first step involved collecting
written statements from wbmeri
faculty complaining of salary
discrepancies between themselves
and equally qualified male faculty
members, Richards said.
The' committee earlier sent
letters to each full-time woman
faculty member, asking them to
name a male peer with whom their
salaries will be compared.
The head of each woman's administrative unit was also contacted and asked to name a male
peer for women participating in
the review.
Richards said data has been sent
to the office of academic planning
for analysis, and findings will be
returned to the committee for
presentation to administration
president Doug Kenny.
If analysis shows discrepancies
in salaries, the committee will
further investigate individual
Kenny has set aside $100,000 in
the university budget to raise individual women's salaries if the
committee finds cases where
women are paid less than equally
qualified men.
Richards said the committee's
investigation has been "well
received," but could not say how
many of UBC's 280 full-time
women faculty have responded to
the probe.
Buchanan tower will get a new
glass wind tunnel to prevent further destruction of the main doors,
a physical plant spokesman said
Doors at the entrances to the
tower have been broken several
times by strong winds catching the
open doors and slamming them
"It was a design error, but one
that was not easy to forecast," said
F.A. Keetley, superintendent of
operations and maintenance.
Keetley said new doors of lesser
height will br built and will open
more easily than the old doors.
"The way it is now, if a strong-
wind is whistling through that area
it will either rip the door off or
slam it shut," he said.
He added that cracked windows
in the building are probably due to
sunlight or the heating systems
rather than to high winds.
to destroy the union. The BCSF
denounced the intent of the college
council and voted each member
institution should send a telegram,
of support to the Capilano student
Capilano delegate Mark Jarvis
said the college council decided, to
make the fee voluntary because
the student union was "getting out
of hand."
So they dragged up this antiquated section of the Public
Schools Act," he said.
Jarvis said a clause should be
added to the proposed Colleges Act
to force college administrations to
collect mandatory student activity
The BCSF delegates from 15 B.C.
post-secondary institutions
decided only students shouls be
able to decide to abolish fee
collections ' 'either by referenda or
during general meetings."
The BCSF also voted to
"organize large numbers of
students to give students'
representatives bargaining
strength" in the BCSF's struggle to
have the education department lift
college and university budget
The BCSF has called on Dailly to
life the ceilings which it claims will
harm the quality of education in
Delegates at the conference also
ratified a constitution for the BCSF
which will see the organization
incorporated under the B.C.
Anti-Cutbacks Committee
The AMS Students' Council has established an
Anti-Cutbacks Committee to investigate the effect of
the Educational cutbacks on students at this University.
Any UBC student wishing to sit on this committee is
asked to please contact:
Ellen Paul AMS Secretary
SUB Rm. 250 or at 228-2050
The Faculty of Education in Cooperation with
the Dean of Women's Office and the
Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation,
Present A Film Series for Internationa! Women's Year
The films will be shown from 12:30
Building on the following dates:
■1:30 in Room 100, Scarfe
Tues. November 25    Working Mothers Films
Mothers are People — A widow tells of her need to
work and the problems she encounters in trying to care
for her 2 children.
Would I Ever Like to Work — Welfare mother with 7
children talks about her life, her frustrations, her dreams
of working.
Tiger on a Tight Leash — Cathy the mother of 2
children, a university head in a Maritime City discusses
her role as mother and as career woman.
Tues. December 2
Makeout — Told from a woman's point of view, a film of
a girl and boy making out in the back seat of a car.
How Far Do You Have to Go? — Asks the question how
much must a female worker compromise herself to get
or keep a job.
Tues. January 13
Anything You Want to Be — Humourously depicts the
conflicts and absurdities that beset a high school girl. In
her bid for class president, she finds herself running for
secretary; in her desire to become a doctor, she leaves
the guidance office convinced to be a nurse — and so on.
Ways of Seeing — In this film the art critic John Berger
considers the ways men have seen women and how this
influences the way women see themselves. Is there really
much difference between the judgment of Paris and a
Miss World Contest? How do traditional European Oil
paintings of nudes compare with the present day images
of advertisement?
Tues. January 20
Like the Trees — A Metis woman traces her ancestral
roots. She discusses her experiences working and living
in white society.
Our Dear Sisters — A native American performer and
film maker speaks of how she spends her time and what
she sees.
Everyone Welcome - ADMISSION FREE
Some diamonds
were born
to be
a cut above
and Ben Moss
has them
Ice Cream
Where ? Tuesday,  November 25,   1975
Page 3
Ombudsman kept from office
Student problem-solver Moe
Sihota is having problems of his
own these days.
And he isn't getting very far.
•   Sihota, the Alma Mater Society
ombudsperson, is having trouble
getting access to his own office,
SUB 100A.
Sihota said Monday the problem
began the day after his election
when he attempted to move into
the Room — and was told by
Speakeasy co-ordinator Orest
Kernycky the room was allocated
to the student information and
crisis centre.
Sihota said he believed the story
and remained in his secluded office
on the second floor of SUB until
AMS president Jake van der Kamp
and co-ordinator Nadine McDonnell told him the main floor
office was his.
Sihota then confronted
Speakeasy — but was told their
volunteers would discuss the
possibility of letting him use the
office a couple of hours a day even
though they had been allocated the
Sihota said he was later told
Speakeasy wouldn't let him use the
space as it was too critical to give
up.     _      ,
Kernycky said Monday the SUB
management committee had
allocated the space to Speakeasy in
A report prepared by the staff
of the student-run off-campus
. housing office for administration
vice-president Erich Vogt calls for
"the establishment of a permanent, year-round off-campus
housing office" at UBC.
The housing office closed Friday
and will  not  reopen  unless  the
report   is   accepted   and   im-
■»    plemented.
The report, which was submitted
to Vogt Thursday, recommends
• the office be open to UBC
faculty and staff as well as
• it provide a registry for people
who have special difficulties finding accommodation, such as
handicapped people and single
• the service continue to operate
. from its present location in  the
north end of SUB, with the addition
•    of a wall to make it quieter and
more private;
• instead of posting listings on
bulletin boards, the new file them
in a "key-sort system." This
system allows the operator to pick
cards      fitting      the      user's
- specifications within seconds,
whereas now students must spend
much time searching through the
posted listings.
So far, no one has looked at it.
"We won't know if its accepted
before Vogt gets back to his office," office staff member Jeff
,    Hoskins, said Thursday.
Vogt returned to Vancouver
Thursday from Japan, but is not
expected back in his office until
Temporary housing head
Michael Davis received a copy of
the report Wednesday, but has not
yet read it.
He has no plans to provide any
continuation of off-campus listings
after the service ends. Last year
the housing office continued to post
listings on a bulletin board after
the service closed, Hoskins said.
"I don't know if the administration will accept the whole
report," Hoskins said. "But I think
something will come of it.
See page 12: HOUSING
April and that AMS council
minutes of Aug. 28 would verify his
And he said the whole problem is
a case of misinformation.
Sihota wasn't pleased and took
his case to the SUB management
"I had been trying to co-operate
and they (Speakeasy) didn't give
in at all so I went to the SUB
management committee," he said.
"I felt I'd done more than my
The committee met Monday and
listened to both sides present their
Sihota said he should be
allocated the office because the
ombudsperson office must be
accessible to be effective.
"I've talked to students all over
campus and they think it is not
accessible on the second floor of
SUB. They feel apprehensive about
going up there," he said.
He said the office is traditionally
on the main floor of SUB, and when
it isn't there students figure there
is no ombudsperson.
"I campaigned on the platform
that I wanted to get something
done, and how can I do this if I
don't have an accessible office?"
Sihota added that he wants to
reverse the image created by the
two previous ombudspersons who
accomplished nothing.
"To   publicize,   I   must   know
where I am going to be, and right,
now I don't," he said.
And Sihota said he deserves the
office more than Speakeasy
because "they haven't co-operated
up to this point."
Co-ordinator McDonnell admitted Monday she and van der
Kamp hadn't investigated the
records thoroughly enough before
informing Sihota of his rights.
She said council will try to reach
a compromise.
Kernycky said both the ombudsperson and Speakeasy serve
students, and said he hopes the
compromise will favor students'.
In the meantime, students who
want the ombudsperson  to  help
with their problems will f ind him fit-
^SUB226: "•:
HOW BIG IS THE TRIDENT SUB? Too big for this photo, where
sticks of dynamite representing the nuclear ship fill the field. If the
—doug field photo
sticks were real, the Trident blast would be much bigger, unless the
project is stopped by protests such as Trident Week.
BCSF meeting like a bridge club
The B.C. students' federation
met for its first annual conference
last weekend in Kamloops.
R,eporter Marcus Gee visited the
conference and offers his opinions
below on the status of the fledgling
student group.
All evidence is that the radical
student movement in Canada (yes
there once was such a thing) has
gone down the tube.
The B.C. Students Federation
annual meeting in Kamloops this
weekend did nothing to change that
The conference more closely
resembled a tea party or bridge
club meeting than a meeting of
supposedly progressive student
The infant federation's lack of
direction was glaringly obvious at
the four-day meeting.
There was a clear rift between
ultraconservative B.C. interior
reps and the more radical Lower
Mainland college and university
Most of the small college types
think the seven-month-old BCSF
should stay away from political
pressure to achieve their
educational aims — which are
pretty vague in the first place.
But some delegates from the
Lower Mainland think the BCSF
should organize the province's
students for militant action.
Despite these fundamental
differences only two hours of a
four-day meeting were devoted to
discussion of where the federation
should be going.
The BCSF, as its name implies,
should unite students on common
Yet up to now they have operated
as an island, futilely lobbying the
education department for reforms.
Most delegates reject the idea
that the BCSF should play the
traditional role of uniting students
into a force for social change.
Most are timid about having the
federation become a progressive
force, claiming the organization
should restrict itself to protecting
student interests.
Vancouver Community College
delegate Gordon Bell claimed at
the Kamloops meeting that the
BCSF should "further and protect
the interests of students and
guarantee the quality of their
Richard McBride of Fraser
Valley College said the BCSF
"exists solely to advance student
McBride said modern students
do not have the ability to change
society so they should not try.
"The only thing the student
moves is his body in dance. Movers
and shakers happen after they
The conservative faction in the
BCSF is epitomized by Cariboo
College student president Hap
Watson, who hosted the conference.
Watson, whose plan to offer a
dating service to conference
delegates was abandoned after
pressure from the BCSF executive,
first moved a motion to condemn
the Capilano College administrative council for recently
making Capilano student activity
fees voluntary.
Watson then threatened to withdraw support for the motion when
he realized he was supporting the
"radical" Capilano student union,
which opposes the college council's
But there are some BCSFers who
see a wider role for the student
Jane Nicholls of VCC said the
BCSF must organize "mass action" if the federation is to be effective.
"We've got to get away from the
tactics of lobbying the government. If they (the provincial
government) are faced with large
numbers of students organizing we
will have the best chance of having
them change things," she said.
Until now the BCSF has tried to
influence education department
decision-making mainly by sending long briefs to government
officials and meeting with various
authorities to present the BCSF's
But there is little evidence this
tactic has worked.
The BCSF wants student representation on education department
policy-making committees — but
its only success so far has been to
get two BCSF reps on a student aid
appeals committee, which has
little to do with setting policy.
Since education minister Eileen
Dailly announced university and
college budget restrictions the
BCSF has met with Dailly and
made clear its opposition to the
. But Dailly has shown she will not
respond to input until large scale
protests are launched — witness
Dailly's recent moves on the future
of Notre Dame University, which
came only after students and
faculty at the Nelson campus
united to loudly protest her lack of
Simon Fraser University
delegate Jim Ham said the BCSF's
lobbying has been useless.
"Going to the government hat in
hand, begging for change has
shown to be quite unsuccessful.
"We should not be a lobbying
organization but we should be
interested in militant activities to
defend students' rights in
education. The only approach is to
go to the government with
strength," Ham said.
It is astounding that both
radicals and conservatives in the
BCSF see the organization solely
as an interest group for students.
After one day at the conference I
was already sick of hearing the
woes of the oppressed student.
Crying the student blues is not
going to help anyone. To be effective the BCSF must organize
students against rip-offs in all
sectors of society.
The BCSF has the potential to be
a strong voice in this province in all
matters including education. But
first it must get out of its narrow-
minded rut. Page 4
Tuesday,  November  25,   1975
Cheers 9 boos
This is a cheers and boos editorial.
First the cheers.
Congratulations to all those who voted in the Alma Mater
Society constitution referendum last week and passed a new
set of rules for all of us to play under.
While the rules themselves won't guarantee change at least
it's a step in the right direction. Maybe next time there's a
vote, the society will be more appealing to students and
people won't say: "AMS? Oh, I gave at thexjffice."
As for the fees, well maybe it wasn't sold very well. But
that AMS executive is a determined crew so don't be
surprised to find yourselves voting again in the spring when,
under the new rules, the necessary quorum is reduced.
Now the boos.
A hearty boo to you administration vice-president Chuck
Connaghan for taking so bloody long in the investigation into
the Quasi Cop Scandal at the T-Cup game Oct. 23.
That was when the quasi allegedly refused to take an
injured student to hospital claiming he (the hurtee) was
covered in smelly stuff.
Although the incident happened a month ago, Connaghan
has only just appointed a special committee to look into the
incident, a move which has apparently ruffled a few quasi
feathers. This committee will also investigate a UBC student's
claim that he was hit in a crosswalk by a patrol wagon.
The whole thing is an attempt to buy more time hoping
the student outrage will die down and we'll all forget about it
over Christmas.
Don't worry, Chuck. We'll be waiting for you in January.
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Hi! I am what you are referring
to as a "vendor." Actually I prefer
the term craftsman in that I
support myself through making
and selling crafts (retail).
Unfortunately, as an individual
(without the weight of a company
to press for my interests). I have
found the Vancouver crafts market
exclusive and prohibiting. That is
up to now, excepting the UBC
student body's interest in letting
craftspeople pursue the mode of
sustenance they have found most
meaningful and in affording the
availability of "middlemanless"
handicrafted goods at accordingly
lower prices on campus.
Here are a few points that I'd like
to make given the news that our
ouster is being designed in the insensitive and business as usual
fashion (as I noted at last week's
council meeting):
• a reasonable amount of time
for the tabling of students and
craftspeoples' views is not appearing. In fact, when asked
Nadine McDonnell, the Alma
Mater Society co-ordinator, said
next Wednesday evening (during
the regularly rushed agenda of the
council) and that a vote would then
establish policy, after which no
consideration would follow.
The only reference to this matter
made last week was simply to
inform council of the vote next
week and that the spur-of-the-
moment, band-wagon concensus
was that council ought to take the
"hard-line" attitude. (They
seemed unwilling to devote a few
minutes to engineering a simple
control apparatus for craftspeople.
Such as is common on nearly every
campus on this continent.
• if competition with the store
downstairs is the sole factor in our
ouster why not suggest that they
operate a table or two on the main
concourse of SUB or use the prime
market space now containing the
travel agency and put that office
downstairs. But don't allow an
unprecedented de facto monopoly
in this abundant market (30,000)
simply on the grounds that a store
is complaining of competition —
the mainstay of our economic
• let three or four true craftspeople have the benefit of the
university's wisdom in keeping the
last traces of arts and crafts in an
already   too-commercialized
Christmas market or is this merely
a nostalgic notion of yesteryear?
• at any rate, let us sell the stock
we prepared for this season in
anticipation of the previous policy.
I, for one, cannot sell elsewhere
directly to the public and made my
stock for you.
Jim Ince
There is a petition forming at the
tables of the craftspeople. Please
sign if you care.
We are writing this letter in
protest against the letter written
by Jennifer Fuller in the Nov. 13
Ubyssey. It was a letter about
Rosie Douglas, a militant leader in
the black community in Toronto
who is presently under deportation
order of the federal government.
He was in Vancouver last we.ek as
part of a series of speaking
engagements organized to protest
the Canadian government's racist
immigration laws and to defend
Douglas's right to stay in the
In her letter Fuller, unable or
unwilling to honestly put forward
her political differences, resorted
to indefensible slander of Douglas.
In the interests of clarity it would
have been better for Fuller to state
her own affiliation with the
Communist Party of Canada
(Marxist-Leninist) (CPC-ML).
Rosie Douglas, while not a
member of any political party, has
been working closely with a
number of groups such as the
League for Socialist Action and the
Revolutionary Marxist Group
around the issue of defense of the
black community against racism.
The CPC-ML vehemently
disagrees with the politics of these
groups.     Fuller     takes     this
disagreement as her starting point
and proceeds to slander Douglas
with the old tactic of "guilt by
She uses this same tactic in order
to maintain that any defense of
Douglas against this deportation
order is unnecessary. Fuller stated
that Douglas can be in no danger if
forced to return to his native
Dominica because his brother is a
finance minister and father a large
landowner. His family has interest
in the Dominican government,
therefore, according to Fuller,
Douglas has as well.
The truth is that Douglas' book
about Dominica "Chains or
Change" has been banned by the
Dominican government. Last year
that government passed repressive
legislation stating that no one could
be charged for killing a known
subversive. A subversive, as
defined by the Dominican
government, is one who disagrees
with the government.
Thus, Douglas, an outspoken
critic of the Dominican government and the author of a banned
book, is in grave danger if deported
back to Dominica.
According to Fuller, Douglas
says it is reactionary to organize
blacks to defend themselves
against racist attacks. Let's look at
some facts.
Rosie Douglas has been an active
leader and builder of the Black
Workers Alliance (BWA) in
Toronto. The BWA is involved in
organizing Toronto's black community around a number of issues
including: opposition to the
government's racist green paper
on immigration; in defense of 1,500
Haitians deported from Montreal;
in defense of blacks who are
political prisoners of the Canadian
government, such as Martin
Bracey  (the  same  Bracey  that
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The sportsies are sick of togetherness. So are the photogs. So are the
autocrats. So, you takes your chances today, kids.
For a few moments, blondies Marcus Gee, Mark Lepitre and Carl
Vesterback outnumbered the rest of us. And curly darks Gregg Thompson
and Mark Buckshon were clearly outnumbered. Mediocre browns Doug
Rushton, Ken Dodd, Len MacKave, Chris Gainor and Ken Dodd were the
order of the day, though. Short darks Ralph Maurer and Gary Coull looked
smug, but were broke at the going rates. And Paisley Woodward, Anne
Wallace, Doug Field, Sue Vohanka and Phil Smith all lined up at the barber
Fuller refers to in her tirade
against Douglas) and the defense
of Douglas himself.
Last May when Michael Habib, a
15-year-old high school student was
murdered in Toronto by a white
racist, the BWA helped to organize
demonstrations and rallies of
Fuller talks about "impotent
struggles like organizing the
salvation of an individual." The
Canadian government, in a consciously racist move, is trying to
deport a leading figure in the black
community. The government, like
Fuller, does not like Douglas'
politics. The defense of Douglas
against these attacks is a vital part
of the defense of the whole of the
black and immigrant community
against all such attacks by the
After branding him "a risk to
national security," solicitor-
general Warren Allmand offered
Douglas a position in his department. - Douglas refused all such
Fuller said that "revolutionaries
have only one attitude toward the
state and that is its overthrow." If
Fuller knew anything at all about
the state she would know that all
over the world capitalist governments try to buy off militants who
oppose them by co-opting them into
cushy jobs.
The rulers find this tactic easier
than murdering black leaders as
they did with Martin Luther King
and Malcolm X when they refused
to be bought off.
Fuller admits that her letter to
The Ubyssey was based on hearsay. She claims that she relies for
"facts" on Martin Bracey, who is
also a member of the BWA. Bracey
has political differences with
Douglas, but does not allow these
differences to stop him from
working with Douglas in the BWA
toward common goals.
Fuller's slanderous denunciation
of Douglas is no substitute for. a
serious political debate. Only
through such honest discussion can
the unity of the forces allied
against racism be maintained.
If Fuller was really concerned
that Douglas was "at best a
charlatan" why didn't she attend
any of his meetings in Vancouver
during his three speaking tours this
Why didn't she confront him with
the "truth" about himself
publicly? Why wait until two days
after he has left and then write a
slanderous letter to The Ubyssey.
It is clear to us that it is not the
politics or actions of Rosie Douglas
that are suspect, but rather, it is
the politics of Jennifer Fuller that
are in question. By attacking
Douglas and by arguing against his
defense, Fuller stands in the camp
of the Canadian government
against all blacks and immigrants
in the face of racist immigration
Bonnie Geddes
UBC young socialists
R. Taillor
George Little
Tom Flynn
John Heenson
G. Brown
Jesse Brewer
English TA
I am not impressed with the poor
job the English 100 TA's are doing!
I am surprised with the ignorance
and small vocabularly displayed.
Being corrected for using incorrect
punctuation will floor anyone.
Attention D.B., the word etcetera
. is pronounced etcetera not er-
cetera.    ,
Ed Dryhurst
arts 1
At the Nov. 12 meeting of senate,
a letter was presented by the
students' council which read as
"At the Nov. 5 meeting of the
Alma Mater Society, the following
motion was passed by the students'
council: 'That whereas the
proposed entrance examinations
for UBC is in violation of the
concept of universal accessibility
to the university by the public that
the AMS oppose the senate
proposal to institute entrance
examinations at UBC and urge the
senate to reject the proposal.' It is
hoped that senators will consider
this matter seriously."
First of all, the motion presented
in senate was not to institute entrance examinations, but only to
examine the feasibility and
desirability of them. Secondly, the
quality of grammar used in the
letter merely accentuates the need
for such an investigation.
' Thank you, AMS, for making the
decision easier.
Carol Goulet
Janet Ryan
student senators
Letters should be addressed to
the paper care of campus mail or
dropped off at The Ubyssey office,
SUB 241-K. Tuesday, November 25,  1975
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Student unions
must organize
UBC students will be asked
later this year to support the
National Union of Students and
the B.C. Students Federation. For
these groups to be effective they
must have a definite direction.
What follows is one opinion.
Much of the current storm of controversy
and discussion about the B.C. Students'
Federation (BCSF), and its relationship
with the National Union of Students
(NUS), originates from a basic
contraditiction in both organizations. Both
BCSF and NUS have chosen to concentrate
their time and energies on lobbying the
provincial and federal governments, in
Victoria, and in Ottawa.
They have done this, however, over the
opposition of a few intelligent delegates to
their conferences who have wished that both
organizations would delegate their time
towards basic, and fundamental,,
organization and mobilization at the
grassroot level of the student movement.
It is an axiom of politics that a small
group of individuals lobbying a government
will get exactly nowhere and will accomplish exactly nothing without first
having gone out and won the support of the
people it (supposedly) represents. This is
not the same thing as winning a few
referendums, here and there, across the
country, getting fee levies, nor is it the same
as sending well intentioned and perfectly
legible motions to the various students'
councils for ratification.
Pretty offices
In many cases, as at UBC, the student
council is generally as representative of the
students' demands as is president Doug
Kenny of the UBC administration.
Both NUS and BCSF should get out of their
pretty little offices and conference rooms
and bring the issues to the students.
If the students believe that these issues
are important they will provide the support
needed to command respect and attention in
both Victoria and Ottawa when the time for
lobbying actually comes. If the BCSF and
NUS cannot come up with sufficient student
.support, then perhaps they have been
concentrating their efforts in the wrong
direction, and should re-evaluate their
policies and aims so as to more exactly
represent the fundamental concerns of the
student bodies.
For example, I don't believe for one
minute that most students give a hoot in hell
about deductions for text books, nor are they
overly concerned about minor increases in
tuition fees. Most students would prefer not
to pay an increase but I suspect it would be
difficult to arouse to anger many students on
this issue unless the increase was unjustifiable in terms of inflation and improved services, or in terms of a reduction
in the quality of education.
We picked up a curious book last week. It
told about an artist named Fireface and his
struggle to de-toxify himself. The book was
neatly printed in red ink. It had a
moderately good binding which was only
partially destroyed by what appeared to be
tractor tread running from the left side of
page 98 to the right side of page 99.
The front and back covers were torn off
and several pages were missing from the
front. The first three pages appeared to
have been burned away, the fourth one was
chewed off. There was a card which had
been used as a bookmark in the last chapter.
It read: Muck Bakery and Hoist. Home of
the rancid piano. Biloxi Mississippi. The
dedication page, if it had one, was missing.
On page five, the first surviving page, the
In the west, governments and post-
secondary institutions have resisted increased fee levies on the pretext that lower
fees make post-secondary education more
accessible to the ordinary, or working class,
This" nice, friendly, comfortable idea,
which means that the ordinary working
person is being continually required to increase the subsidization of students, a group
of people far more representative of the
professional and upper classes than of the
ordinary citizen working on a payroll for
wage labor, has been supported by NUS and
BCSF ever since they were established.
than concentrating their outrage at the
specific causes of these cutbacks, the
complete refusal by university and college
administrations to respond to community
needs in many, many areas. The only
weapon the public has to force the post-
secondary institutions to listen to the public
is their budgets, when the institutions won't
listen, the government must force them to
listen, and act.
Unfortunately, the government cannot
specify which areas of spending are to be
reduced, and the administrations are just as
resistant to public needs as they always
have been, so it is more than likely that the
This unproven concept has meant that
thousands, indeed millions of dollars have
been spent by all levels of government on
maintaining a post-secondary system of
education that does next to nothing to enable
the ordinary working class family to send its
children further than grade 12, in fact, this
open door policy is neither good in economic
terms, in terms of the allocation of human
resources, nor is it good social policy,
having never been proven to do anything
except maintain the status quo in society.
If universal accessability is a worthy goal
of the government, and of the student
organizations BCSF and NUS, it would be
far wiser to abandon this liberal stance and
to organize public opinion around the concept of direct government assistance to
those unable to attend university because of
genuine financial constraints. Let's lobby
for expanded education spending, but not
just to maintain artificially low tuition fees
which benefit only those who would normally attend even if fees were higher.
Increases should also be made in the
amount of money available for grants and
bursaries to single parent families trying to
upgrade their skills and qualification, to the
children of poor and working class families
attemptint to expand their opportunities in a
society that restricts them in every other
possible way. This will give these people a
measure of equality of opportunity with the
sons and daughters of the privileged elite.
The same kind of illogical thinking exists
in relationship to the announced provincial
government cutbacks in post-secondary
educational spending. The BCSF as well as
the student council here at UBC, are fighting
unilaterally the so-called cutbacks, rather
reader is instructed that the first step to
health is to develop a strong hatred for cigs.
The smoker is destroying himself. This act
is to be interpreted as masochism, and even
cowardly slowmotion suicide.
A drawing of a hand came up off one of the
pages with its finger pointing directly out at
the reader. Repeat after me "nicotine is the
dumbest drug I do."
Tobacco companies spray a chemical on
the tobacco to make it burn evenly (fast)
and draw easily. (So we don't have to walk
around with collapsed lungs from drawing
on too-tight weeds.)
The book accuses the tobacco companies
of murder. The poison that is sprayed on the
tobacco sticks to your lungs and kills you
after a while; but that is not the kind of
murder the book is talking about. It is
suggested that the chemical additives are
more addictive than the tobacco itself, that
the company knows about the addictive
nature of the additive, and that the whole
purpose of adding the additive is not for the
comfort of our lungs (the company doesn't
care about our lungs) it is so the company
can make more money. The faster that
tobacco burns the sooner another one gets
purchased and lit.
It is claimed that the maker of cigs
murders a percentage of his addictees by
cutbacks will take place in those very areas
the people of the province would like to see
The cutbacks will affect the women's
studies programs, first, because they are
the most recently established programs at
most colleges and universities. At one
college this program was eliminated entirely. Daycare plans will have to be
abandoned as unfeasable because of
financial constraints, despite the growth in
the number of single parent families attending the universities and colleges.
At UBC, the off campus housing listing
service, is the first victim, a service which
helped thousands of students find housing
this fall during the worst housing crisis
Vancouver has ever seen.
We are not likely to see, however, the
elimination of any of the four new vice-
presidential posts at UBC, even though only
one of their salaries would have been
necessary to keep the off-campus housing
service operable for an entire year.
Not only will the cutbacks affect services
and whole programs but they will be used by
the administration as an excuse to eliminate
many of the graduate student teaching
positions. Class sizes in the junior levels will
rise almost overnight, and the students who
can least afford to lose these positions will
be thrown out into the streets unable
because of financial restrictions, to complete their degrees.
burning them to death. How? The same stuff
that makes tobacco burn fast and smell
rotten, also keeps it from going out if it is left
on the edge of the ashtray or on the bed
table. Without this additive the cig would
burn itself out before it caught the whole
house on fire. Without this chemical a lot of
smokers and non-smokers who are dead and
maimed would be alive and well.
So somebody coming home from a hard
day's drinking or working runs the risk of
having himself and his family murdered by
chance, by the sprayer of poison in the
cigarette factory.
The book tells of a bizarre incident which
took place in a scullery in Norfolk, Va. A guy
with a burnt-off face jumped into the
machine that peels potatoes for the navy
base and liquidated himself. He left a note
that was written in a demented hand. "I
burned up my babies because I forgot to
stub out my weed before I passed out."
A prominent religious person connected
with Navy Relief who pursued the tragedy
was labelled a "bleeding heart" in an off the
record comment made by the quality
control foreman on the graveyard shift at
the Smoke Shop. "It's a calculated risk. I'll
tell ya he's a damn site safer smoking than
he is driving on the freeway."
See page 9
It will leave scot-free those wealthy
dilitante children of the professional and
upper classes untouched and able to
dominate more and more the universities of
the future.
These cuts will also mean that professors
stuck in the lower ranks will have to be
fired. These people are mostly women and
Canadians restricted from advancement by
a university dominated by foreign (for that
read American and British) male senior
staff who have consciously resisted their
rise to their proper places in the university.
UBC has responded slowly to the changes
in society which are now demanding that
university either shape up or lose some of its
public support. The public demands that
more mature students be able to attend and
win a post-secondary education, it demands
that single parents be given an equal opportunity with the children of the wealthy
elite, it demands that women be advanced
upwards in recognition of the inalienable
rights of women in the community as a
whole, and that women be given at least an
equal chance at senior positions in the
Up until now all the cutbacks have ever
done is to give the administrations the
perfect opportunity to ignore the pressing
needs of society, while at the same time,
reinforcing their positions.
Perhaps next year we will have eight
Vice-Presidents instead of only (?) four. The
administrations of UBC and of the other
post-secondary institutions should be forced
by the student movement to recognize the
needs of modern society and to come out of
their incestuous and unproductive games on
the top floor of the ivory tower. The BCSF,
NUS, and the students' councils should
organize grassroots opposition to the
specific application of the budget cuts, by
spelling out specific areas where the cuts
will affect the quality of education.
They should organize the students to
protest, en masse, to protest against the
firing of women and Canadian professors.
They should harness the anger of the
students who will suddenly find himself or
herself stuck in programs which are suddenly cancelled, or in class which are
suddenly expanded to outrageous sizes, as in
women's studies programs, or in English
100. They should be prodding students to
raise hell when a proposed daycare centre is
cancelled for lack of funds, they should not
allow the administrations to think that they
have been fooled by the tears of administrators.
Let's get the university community to
wake up to the Trident in our midst, the
refusal by this community to become aware
of the real needs of society.
Yes, we need to lobby the government for
changes in legislation affecting tuition fees
and student aid, or for expansion of the
monetary allocation to post-secondary
education, but I believe that far more
students would be willing to support this
lobby if BOTH the BCSF and NUS get off
their elitest asses and came down (?) to the
people. By doing so they will raise the value
of our voice in Victoria and Ottawa, by
proving that they have got the support of
students, and will have raised their value in
the eyes of students by actually accomplishing something real, the education
of students.
I say vote YES to a referendum to increase the student fee to a dollar a year for
NUS, a dollar for BCSF. But then, all of us
involved in council, BCSF and NUS, must
make our organizations provide the kind of
leadership we demand of them, instead of
the current boot-licking in Victoria and
Wilson is an arts faculty representative on
the Alma Mater Society student council and
treasurer of the arts undergraduate society. Page 6
Tuesday,  November 25,  1975
Albert Einstein as
We are all aware of Albert Einstein as the
formulator of the theory of relativity. But
we are generally uninformed as to his
thinking in other spheres. In the following
article he relates in an encapsulated yet
lucid manner his ideas on socialism.
This article originally appeared in May,
1949 as an introduction to the first issue of
the socialist magazine Monthly Review.
Although it is now 26 years old, this essay
remains as relevant and pressing as it was
when it first appeared.
Is it advisable for one who is not an expert
on economic and social issues to express
views on the subject of socialism? I believe
for a number of reasons that it is.
Let us first consider the question from the
point of view of scientific knowledge.
It might appear that there are no essential
methodological differences between
astronomy and economics: scientists in both
fields attempt to discover laws of general
acceptability for a circumscribed group of
phenomena in order to make the interconnection of these phenomena as clearly
understandable as possible.
But in reality such methodological differences do exist. The discovery of general
laws in the field of economics is made difficult by the circumstance that observed
economic phenomena are often affected by
many factors which are very hard to -
evaluate separately.
In addition, the experience which has
accumulated since the beginning of the so-
called civilized period of human history has
— as is-well known — been largely influenced and limited by causes which are by
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Thursday, November 27, 1975
Old Auditorium
12:40-1:40 P.M.
Franz Joseph Haydn:   "Emperor" Quartet
Jean Francaix: String Quartet (1934)
Franz Schubert: Quartet No. 14 in D Minor
"Death and the Maiden"
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Musicians will appreciate the fine
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no means exclusively economic in nature.
For example, most of the major states of
history owed their existence to conquest.
The conquering peoples established
themselves, legally and economically, as
the privileged class of the conquered
country. They seized for themselves a
monopoly of the land ownership and appointed a priesthood from among their own
ranks. The priests, in control of education,
made the class division of society into a
permanent institution and created a system
of values by which the people were thenceforth, to a large extent unconsciously,
guided in their social behavior.
But historic tradition is, so to speak, of
yesterday; nowhere have we really overcome what Thorstein Veblen called "the
predatory phase" of human development.
The observable economic facts belong to
that phase and even such laws as we can
derive from them are not applicable to other
Socialism advan€es
Since the real purpose of socialism is
precisely to overcome and advance beyond
the predatory phase of human development,
economic science in its present state can
throw little light on the socialist society of
the future.
Second, socialism is directed toward a
social-ethical end. Science, however, cannot
create ends and, even less, instill them in
human beings; science, at most, can supply
the means by which to attain certain ends.
But the ends themselves are conceived by
personalities with lofty ethical ideas and —
if these ends are not stillborn, but vital and
vigorous — areadopted and carried forward
by those many human beings who, half
unconsciously, determine the slow evolution
of society.
For these reasons, we should be on our
guard not to overestimate science and
scientific methods when it is a question of
human problems; and we should not assume
that experts are the only ones who have a
right to express themselves on questions
affecting the organization of society.
Innumerable voices have been asserting
for some time now that human society is
passing through a crisis, that its stability
has been gravely shattered.
It is characteristic of such a situation that
individuals feel indifferent or even hostile
toward the group, small or large, to which
they belong.
In order to illustrate my meaning, let me
record here a personal experience. I
recently discussed with an intelligent and
well-disposed man the threat of another
war, which in my opinion would seriously
endanger the existence of mankind, and
remarked   that   only   a   supranational
so good
so many
organization would offer protection from
that danger.
Thereupon my visitor, very calmly and
cooly, said to me: "Why are you so deeplv-
opposed to the disappearance of the human
I am sure that as little as a century ago no
one would have so lightly made a statement
of this kind. It is the statement of a man who
has striven in vain to attain an equilibrium
within himself and has more or less lost
hope of succeeding.
It is the expression of a painful solitude
and isolation from which so many people are
suffering in these days. What is the cause?
Is there a way out?
It is easy to raise such questions, but
difficult to answer them with any degree of
assurance. I must try, however, as best I
can, although I am very conscious of the fact
that our feelings and strivings are often
contradictory and obscure and that they
cannot be expressed in easy and simple
Man is, at one and the same time, a
solitary being and a social being.
As a solitary being, he attempts to protect-*
his own existence and that of those who are
closest to him, to satisfy his personal
desires, and to develop his innate abilities.
As a social being, he seeks to gain the
recognition " and affection of his fellow
human beings, to share in their pleasures, to
comfort them in their sorrows, and to improve their conditions of life.
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u: Why socialism?
Only the existence of these varied,
frequently conflicting, strivings accounts
for the special character of man, and their
"^jecific combination determines the extent
to which an individual can achieve an inner
equilibrium and can contribute to the well-
being of society.
It is quite possible that the relative
strength of these two drives is, in the main,
tixed by inheritance. But the personality
that finally emerges is largely formed by
Jrie environment in which a man happens to
find himself during his development, by the
structure of the society in which he grows
up, by the tradition of that society, and by its
appraisal of particular types of behavior.
Society €hanges
The abstract concept "society" means to
the individual human being the sum total of
his direct and indirect relations to his
contemporaries and to all the people of
aarlier generations. The individual is able to
think, feel, strive, and work by himself; but
!?e depends so much upon society in his
physical, intellectual and emotional
existence that it is impossible to think of
him, or to understand him, outside the
framework of society. It is "society" which
provides man with food, clothing, a home,
the tools of work, language, the forms of
thought, and most of the content of thought;
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and the accomplishments of the many
millions past and present who are all hidden
behind the small word "society."
It is evident, therefore, that the dependence of the individual upon society is a fact
of nature which cannot be abolished — just
as in the case of ants and bees.
However, while the whole life process of
ants and bees is fixed down to the smallest
detail by rigid, hereditary instincts, the
social pattern and interrelationships of
human beings are very variable and
susceptible to change. Memory, the
capacity to make new combinations, the gift
of oral communication have made possible
developments among human beings which
are not dictated by biological necessities.
Such developments manifest themselves
in traditions, institutions, and
organizations; in literature; in scientific
and engineering accomplishments; in works
of art. This explains how it happens that, in
a certain sense, man can influence his life
through his own conduct, and that in this
process conscious thinking and wanting can
play a part.
Man acquires at birth, through heredity, a
biological constitution which we must
consider fixed and unalterable, including
the natural urges which are characteristic
of the human species. In addition, during his
lifetime, he acquires a cultural constitution
which he adopts from society through
communication and through many other
types of influences.
It is this cultural constitution which, with
the passage of time, is subject to change and
which determines to a very large extent the
relationship between the individual and
Not condemned
Modern anthropology has taught us,
through comparative investigation of so-
called primitive cultures, that the social
behavior of human beings may differ
greatly, depending upon prevailing cultural
patterns and the types of organization which
predominate in society. It is on this that
those who are striving to improve the lot of
many may ground their hopes: human
beings are not condemned, because of their
biological constitution, to annihilate each
other or to be at the mercy of a cruel, self-
inflicted fate.
If we ask ourselves how the structure of
society and the cultural attitude of man
should be changed in order to make human
life as satisfying as possible, we should
constantly be conscious of the fact that there
are certain conditions which we are unable
to modify. As mentioned before, the
biological nature of man is, for all practical
purposes, not subject to change.
Furthermore, technological and
demographic developments of the last few
centuries have created conditions which are
here to stay. In relatively densely settled
populations with the goods which are indispensable to their continued existence, an
extreme division of labor and a highly-
centralized productive apparatus are absolutely necessary.
The time — which, looking back, seems so
idyllic — is gone forever when individuals or
relatively small groups could be completely
self-sufficient. It is only a slight
exaggeration to say that mankind constitutes even now a planetary community of
production and consumption.
Crisis' essence
I have now reached the point where I may
indicate briefly what to me constitutes the
essence of the crisis of our time.
It concerns the relationship of the individual to society. The individual has
become more conscious than ever of his
dependence upon society.
But he does not experience this dependence as a positive asset, as an organic tie,
as a protective force, but rather as a threat
to his natural rights, or even to his economic
existence. Moreover, his position in society
is such that the egotistical drives of his
make-up are constantly being accentuated,
while his social drives, which are by nature
weaker, progressively deteriorate. All
human beings, whatever their position in
society, are suffering from this process of
Unknowingly prisoners of their own
egotism, they feel insecure, lonely, and
deprived of the naive,  simple,  and un
sophisticated enjoyment of life. Man can
find meaning in life, short and perilous as it
is, only through devoting himself to society.
The economic anarchy of capitalist
society as it exists today is, in my opinion,
the real source of the evil. We see before us a
huge community of producers the members
of which are unceasingly striving to deprive
each other of the fruits of their collective
labor — not by force, but on the whole in
faithful compliance with legally established
rules. In this respect, the entire productive
capacity that is needed for producing
consumer goods as well as additional capital
goods — may legally be, and for the most
part are, the private property of individuals.
long and bitter political struggles, have
succeeded in securing a somewhat improved form of the "free labor contract" for
certain categories of workers.
But taken as a whole, the present day
economy does not differ much from "pure"
Production is carried on for profit, not for
There is no provision that all those able
and willing to work will always be in a
position to find eriiployment; an "army of
unemployed" almost always exists. The
worker is constantly in fear of losing his job.
Since unemployed and poorly paid
workers do not provide a profitable market,
"This crippling of individuals I
consider the worst evil of capitalism.
Our whole educational system suffers
from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the
student, who is trained to worship
acquisitive success as preparation for
his future career."
For the sake of simplicity, in the
discussion that follows I shall call
"workers" all those who do not share in the
ownership of the means of production —
although this does not quite correspond to
the customary use of the term.
The owner of the means of production is in
a position to purchase the labor power of the
worker. By using the means of production,
the E worker produces new goods which
become the property of the capitalist.
The essential point about this process is
the relation between what the worker
produces and what he is paid, both
measured in terms of real value. Insofar as
the labor contract is "free," what the
worker receives is determined not by the
real value of the goods he produces, but by
his minimum needs and by the capitalists'
requirements for labor power in relation to
the number of workers competing for jobs.
It is important to understand that even in
theory the payment of the worker is not
determined by the value of his product.
Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands, partly because of
competition among the capitalists, and
partly because technological development
and the increasing division of labor encourage the formation of larger units of
production at the expense of the smaller
The result of these developments is an
oligarchy of private capital the enormous
power of which cannot be effectively
checked even by a democratically organized
political society. This is true since the
members of legislative bodies are selected
by political parties, largely financed or
otherwise influenced by private capitalists
who, for all practical purposes, separate the
electorate from the legislature. The consequence is that the representatives of the
people do not in fact sufficiently protect the
interests of the underprivileged sections of
the populations.
Moreover, under existing conditions,
private capitalists inevitably control,
directly or indirectly, the main sources of
information (press, radio, education). It is
thus extremely difficult, and indeed in most
cases quite impossible, for the individual
citizen to come to objective conclusions and
to make intelligent use of his political rights.
The situation prevailing in an economy
based on the private ownership of capital is
thus characterized by two main principles:
first, means of production (capital) are
privately owned and the owners dispose of
them as they see fit; second, the labor
contract is free.
Of course, there is no such thing as a pure
capitalist society in this sense. In particular,
it should be noted that the workers, through
the production of consumers' goods is
restricted, and great hardship is the consequence. Technological progress
frequently results in more unemployment
rather than in an easing of the burden of
work for all.
The profit motive, in conjunction with
competition among capitalists, is responsible for an instability in the accumulation
and utilization of capital which leads to
increasingly severe depressions. Unlimited
competition leads to a huge waste of labor,
and to that crippling of the social consciousness of individuals which I mentioned
This crippling of individuals I consider the
worst evil of capitalism.
Our whole educational system suffers
from this evil. An exaggerated competitive
attitude is inculcated into the student, who is
trained to worship acquisitive success as a
preparation for his future career.
I am convinced there is only one way to
eliminate these grave evils, namely through
the establishment of a socialist economy,
accompanied by an educational system
which would be oriented toward social
In such an economy, the means of
production are owned by society itself and
are utilized in a planned fashion. A planned
economy, which adjusts production to the
needs of the community, would distribute
the work to be done among all those able to
work and would guarantee a livelihood to
every man, woman and child. The education
of the individual, in addition to promoting
his own innate abilities, would attempt to
develop in him a sense of responsibility for
his fellow men in place of the glorification of
power and success in our present society.
Nevertheless, it is necessary to remember
that a planned economy is not yet socialism.
Economy planned
A planned economy as such may be accompanied by the complete enslavement of
the individual. The achievement of
socialism requires the solution of some
extremely difficult socio-political problems:
how is it possible, in view of the far-reaching
centralization of political and economic
power, to prevent bureaucracy from
becoming all-powerful and overweening?
How can the rights of the individual be
protected and therewith a democratic
counterweight to the power of bureaucracy
be assured?
Clarity about the aims and problems of
socialism is of greatest significance in our
age of transition. Since, under present
circumstances, free and unhindered
discussion of these problems has come
under a powerful taboo, I consider the
foundation of this magazine to be an important public service. Page 8
Tuesday,  November 25,   1975
Deans cloister
From page 1
scheduled  brought  Kenny   immediately to the phone.
Kenny then, as on Monday,
refused to give any specific information about the committee
He said the committee discusses
"basic policy issues" — "those
things which concern all the
It existed Under Walter Gage and
previous presidents, but under
Gage apparently didn't have as
major a role in the decisionmaking process as under Kenny.
About the only person willing to
be candid was Parnall.
"All the vice-presidents go," he
said. "And all the deans. Dr.
Hardwick (continuing education
director) — he's also there."
1 Parnall said other officials are
occasionally .invited when special
problems come up.
He said the committee is
meeting more frequently now than
in the past, but said the increased
activity doesn't necessarily
represent a different policy toward
the committee by Kenny.
"It just happens to have more to
do now," he said.
Parnall said the committee is
"only advisory" but sometimes
oneor another dean is "asked to do
Parnall compiles a list of the
matters discussed for the deans to
keep in their locked drawers.
But what were they deciding
Monday night?
Kenny has said the budget
restrictions could affect
"classroom student-teacher
ratios" but has refused to make
any other statements.
The committee discussed that,
but its decisions are secret.
The students will find out next
year — when they face crowded
classes, or limited enrolment or
other results of Monday's faculty
club meeting.
Ask for
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The Judaic Study Program at U.B.C.
Thursday, Nov. 27 - 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
— Gauriel Strassman,
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— Lunch available
Saturday Evening, Nov. 29 - Film "The Fixer'
- Full refreshments available
All events will take place at Hillel
which is located directly behind Brock Hall
This Notice is a call for Nominations for Student Representatives to serve on the Board of Governors and the Senate of
the University of British Columbia.
A. 2 students to serve on the Board of Governors
B. 5 students from the student body at large to serve on
C. 1 student from each faculty to serve on Senate
AH 'full-time' students are eligible to participate, i.e.
(i) all students taking at least 12 units of course-work in a study program of
15-18 units or at least four-fifths of a prescribed study program, exclusive of
those registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies,
(ii)  all 'on campus' doctoral students,
(iii) all other students registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies taking at least
6 units of course-work.
Nominations must be in the hands of the Registrar
no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday,
December 19, 1975
Nomination forms and full details of these elections may be
obtained from the A.M.S. office or from the Registrar's
Secretary. Tuesday,  November 25,   1975
Page 9
From page 5
The author of the volume which
for lack of any title at all we will
call recipies and ravings from the
holocaust, describes his efforts to
withdraw from his habitual
He explains that as an artist and
splasher of paint he felt that it was
his responsibility to eat, drink, and
inhale the same substances that his
people eat, drink, and inhale.
Whereby and therefore he will see
with the proper distortion of his
time; that he might depict more
accurately that which they perceive to be true of themselves,
their objects and their situations.
Was he an aesthete of great
prominence and was his work of
great importance because of his
high moral commitment to artistic
enterprise such that he would
sacrifice himself and his own living
cells for the sake of truth and
No, (he tells us) the bastards will
only pay when they see themselves. If I had my way I'd make
everything up, but I can't squeeze
any jingle out of them when I do
that. They are a clever bunch of
devils. They can tell when I've
marched out of the universe. They.
tie up their purses when they look
at my stuff and say "Horse cock,
garbage can lids being bounced
together, rat popp" and other such
exclamations. But when I do a face
that has a fire on it, they eat it up.
* * *
We do not know whether or not
this book is an autobiography, to
know that we would have to find
out the author's name. (If any
reader has stumbled across this
volume in his studies we would be
happy to receive such information.
1110 Seymour St.
If any reader has seen a painting of
a guy with his face on fire we would
appreciate being informed as to
the name of the artist so we can
give him his due credit).
The second chapter is called:
Coming Down One. In these pages
fire face tells of his first day of cold
turkey. He's off alcohol, nicotine
and various legit and illegit drugs.
All he is going to do on this day is
breathe, do yoga, drink lukewarm
water from a wooden bowl, and
piss off the porch. When he starts
to get freaky, he's going to talk into
his tape recorder.
That is what he WAS going to do.
It didn't work out that way; Some
people with a lot of tobacco came to
the door and took him to the pub at
At the pub a guy came up to him
and said "I bet you don't
remember me. He was wrong. Fire
Face said I never forget a face that
owes me $200. The guy cleared his
account pleasantly, saying he had
looked all ofer town etc. Everyone
had an excellent time, except for
the author who:
imbibed: 12 glasses of beer,
three jiggers irish whiskey.
inhaled: 37 cigs 1 cigar (legit),
an indeterminable amount of doom
tar (illegit)
ate: 1 fourth of a pizza, 1 gloppity
glop burger, l small bag beer nuts.
He did manage to piss off the
porch though, as a warning to any
creatures that might be lying about
that this is a person who does a
great amount of poison indeed and
if you don't want any trouble you
won't return to this place you will
return to where you came from.
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Tuesday,  November 25,   1975
The Alma Mater Society
anti-cutbacks committee needs
new members.
The committee has been set up
to investigate the effects dn UBC
students of the provincial
education department's recent 15
per cent cutback on UBC's
Interested students should see
AMS secretary Ellen Paul in SUB
250, or phone 228-2050.
Margaret Randall, author of
the book Cuban Women Now will
speak Wednesday on the role of
women in Cuba today.
Randall has travelled
extensively in Chile, Peru,
Venezuela, Mexico and Viet Nam
to     participate    in    conferences
Hot flashes
concerning women, workers and
Since 1969 Randall has worked
in Cuba. She has written several
books concerning women and has
been involved in the mass
organizations of Cuban society,
including the Cuban Federation of
She will speak at noon
Wednesday in SUB 205.
Remember the postal strike?
There'll be a mass rally Friday
to support the posties.
Speakers at the rally will
include Peter Whitaker, president
of the Vancouver local of the
Canadian Union of Postal
Workers, and John MacMillan,
national organization director for
the Canadian Union of Public
A representative from the B.C.
Federation of Labor will also
The rally, sponsored by CUPW,
will be at 8 p.m. Friday at John
Oliver high school, 530 East
Down with wage controls.
That's the message Hardial
Bains, chairman of the
Communist Party of Canada
(Marxist-Leninist), will deliver on
Wednesday as part of the AMS
speakers' committee election
Bains and members of the B.C.
committee of the COC(M-L) will
speak at noon Wednesday in SUB
Simon Fraser University poet
George Bowering will give a
poetry reading noon Wednesday
in the SUB art gallery. It is
another in the continuing series of
noon-hour poetry readings at UBC
this year.
'Tween classes
Meeting, noon, SUB 230.
General meeting, noon, SUB 117.
Talk on hypothermia, noon, Angus
Supper   and-, singing   with retarded
children,  6  p.m.,  Lutheran campus
General meeting, 7 p.m.,
International House.
Yoga   classes,    2-3:30   p.m.,   dance
classes,  3:30-5:30  p.m., SUB  party
Dr.   Q.   Cowan   speaks   on   plastic
surgery, noon, IRC 1.
Transcendental meditation program,
free   introductory   lecture,   8  p.m.,
Bu. 232.
General  meeting, films, noon, SUB
party room.
Practice,    new   members   welcome,
4:30-6:30  p.m., SUB  ballroom and
party room.
Eucharist, 8 p.m., Lutheran campus
Meeting, noon, SUB 125.
SFU   prof  George   Bowering   reads
poetry, noon, SUB art gallery.
Film, The Ascent of Man, noon,
SUB auditorium.
CPC(M-L) chairman Hardial Bains
speaks on B.C. election fraud and
against wage controls, noon, SUB
Dance class, 7:30-9:30 p;m., Armories 208.
Transcendental meditation program,
free introductory lecture, noon, Bu.
General meeting and slide show,
noon, Angus 104.
Free concert, Purcell string quartet,
noon, old auditorium.
General meeting, noon, SUB 212.
General meeting, discussion of coming events,  new  members welcome,
noon, SUB 213.
Maurice Pope on finding the keys of
history, noon, Bu. 102.
Discussion group, tigers fang, noon,
SUB 115.
VCF   staffer   Stacey  Woods  speaks
on   nature   of   the   Christian   faith,
noon, Bu. 100.
Meeting,    interested   students   welcome, 3 p.m., SUB 260.
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transportation. Cost of cross country
course, $58.50. For lessons and bus
transportation. Both courses commence Jan. 10th & llth. For further
details contact C.Y.H.A., 1406 West
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75. If Jeanie liked 'em, you'll love
'em. Friday nite — SUB Ballroom.
Don't miss Chilliwack!
"THE WORLD is one country and
Mankind its citizens". Baha'u'llah informal discussions on the Baha'i
Faith every Tuesday night at 5606
President's   Row.   Phone   224-7257.
FREESEE: Thursday, November 2>,
Purcell String Quartet, Free Concert,
Old Auditorium, 12:40-1:40 p.m.
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DUE TO THE POSTAL STRIKE applications for the Jan. 10, 1976 Dental
Aptitude Test are to be submitted
to Room 205, Student Services by
Dec. 9, 1975. Further info, contact
Lydia   Prange   228-4957.
50 — Rentals
— blackboards and screens. Free use
of projectors. 228-5021.
70 — Services
DAYCARE SPOT on Campus available
from Dec. 15 to Jan. 23. Three to
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INFORM Tuesday, November 25, 1975
Page 11
Hockey 'Birds split two on road
The Thunderbird hockey team is
in third place after play this
weekend. The 'Birds were in
Calgary for their first road games
of the season and split two games
with the Dinosaurs.
In the first game Thursday, the
'Birds were outskated by the
Dinos, and lost 4-3.
Hindmarch said the team's play
is suffering because the 'Birds
have not lived up to pre-season
"When a team is under pressure
to play well, they try too hard," he
One bright spot was Bill Ennos.
Ennos has been scoring a lot of
goals this year and kept it up
against Calgary by scoring twice.
Keith Tindle got the other UBC
In the second game, the 'Birds
overcame the difficulties they have
been having with their power play,
and won 5-4.
In previous games their power
—bobtsai photo
UNIDENTIFIED UBC PLAYER takes ball in line-out in game played this Saturday against the Old Boys of
Vancouver Rugby Union. 'Birds took the game 17-6.
Thunderettes tromp Dinettes
The Thunderette basketball
team returned to normal Friday
and Saturday, sweeping two games
from the University of Calgary
Dinettes 97-55 and 85-63. The wins
, evened their conference record at
It's hard to say whether the
Thunderettes are great or whether
the Dinette defence is bad. There
seemed to be elements of both, and
one fed from the other. The poor
defence gave UBC a quick lead and
some confidence, which sharpened
their attack and further
demoralized Calgary.
Coach Sue Evans was pleased
with the effort of her team. The
score continued to mount with the
subs in, and, in fact, there was
• little difference in performance
between the two strings.
The UBC defence looked good
and the rebounding was strong.
Rose Sebellin and Nora Ballantyne
are picking up where they left off
last year. Another strong
- rebounder is Judi Kent, an
aggressive player defensively and
Kent also did a lot of scoring.
Friday she led the team with 24
points. Saturday she netted 15. The
leading scorer for UBC Saturday
was Deretta Smith with 18.
The Thunderbirds split their two
games, with Calgary losing Friday
82-74 and winning Saturday 78-69.
The Friday game was a sad
display of 'Bird mistakes. The
shooting was bad, the passing was
bad, the defence was bad;
everything was bad.
Well, Calgary did have
something to do with it. Their
defence was extremely aggressive,
forcing the 'Birds to make bad
passes and shoot under pressure.
The trend continued in the first
half of Saturday's game. The
'Birds trailed 34-25 after 20 minutes
of play.
In the second half, they turned
their fortunes around. Rebounds
were snagged, passes clicked and
shots went in. A 20-point second
half performance by Ralph Turner
helped put the Thunderbirds in
front to stay.
"It's possible that Turner might
make the starting five again," said
coach Peter Mullins. Turner was a
first-string player last year but has
been on the bench so far this
season. Certainly h i s clutch
shooting performance,  in  this
game and others, isn't going to
hurt his chances.
But Jan Bohn, who replaced
Turner in the starting five this
year, also played well Saturday,
getting 16 points and dominating
under the boards.
UBC faces Victoria in Victoria
next weekend. The men will need
all the consistency they can muster
against last year's league
champions. The Vikings have the
same team this season.
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play has been weak at the best of
times. But on Friday, they scored
three power play goals.
Hindmarch said the difference
was in the team's attitude. "I told
them to go out and have fun, to
loosen up," he said. It worked. The
'Birds' skating was much improved and plays seemed to click.
The play was much better than in
the previous game and the spectators enjoyed it more.
Bill Ennos again scored two for
UBC, while John Jordan, Steve
Davies, and Marty Mathews got
Hindmarch had only one goalie
for this series. Ian Wilkie, who
played with the Los Angeles
Sharks of the WHA two years ago,
didn't make the trip. It was left to
Ron Lefebvre to handle the nets.
He played excellently in both
Next weekend the 'Birds play
three games. Friday and Saturday
they are in Saskatchewan for what
should be two easy games. The
Huskies are 0-7 for the season and
have lost twice to the 'Birds
Sunday UBC takes on Calgary in
Calgary. It will be a tough game,
and the 'Birds will be tired after
playing the Huskies.
These will be the 'Birds' last
games until January. The layoff is
bound to hurt, but Hindmarch dqes^
have the addition of two players ter"
look forward to. Brian Penrose will
be back from an injury, and an
unknown player will be stepping in.
Hindmarch won't give his name,
but says he has played
professionally and for Canada's
national team.
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Tuesday,  November 25,   1975
Most students pay fee
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student union, but had to withdraw
it because of administrative difficulties," he said.
Bell said between 80 and 85 per
cent of students were paying
student   fees   while   the   waiver
forms were being used, but that
number dropped to about 50 per
cent when students no longer had
to request exemption from the
student fees.
However, he estimated about 60
per   cent   of   600   students   who
Fee vote next ?
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year or early next year to have
another referendum on the fee
increase," he said. "It's not a dead
And AMS president Jake van der
Kamp also said Monday another
used by
100 daily
"Vogt has shown interest in it in
the past."
Hoskins said he doesn't know if
the budgetary cutbacks imposed
by the provincial government will
affect the proposal.
The service is still being used by
approximately 100 people a day, he
The report stresses the
university's responsibility to
provide an off-campus housing
It examines the possibility of
construction of more residences or
self-contained housing units by the
university, but concludes that the
cost of such construction would be
It concludes that providing
funding for an off-campus housing
service is the most practical way
for the university to meet its
responsibility in providing housing
for students.
The report states that 13,000
students used the service from
July to September, 1975.
From July to October they
received a total of 4,340 listings and
4,545 inquiries.
About 9,669 people have looked at
the listings without making
inquiries, for a total usage of
fee referendum is necessary
because the AMS is operating on a
deficit of about $45,000 this year.
Van Blarcom also said Monday
some sort of constitution
referendum will be necessary next
February to "tidy up unclear
wording" in the just-approved
He said he will be going over the
constitution with AMS lawyers
during December to decide what
those changes would be.
Because the constitution was
prepared "at a hectic pace," he
says, "there are bugs that you
don't anticipate" in it.
This referendum will probably
be held concurrently with
referenda on the National Union of
Students and B.C. Students'
Federation fee levies, which are
expected next year.
Rick Murray, a student member
of the board of governors who
organized some eleventh-hour
opposition to the referendum, said
Monday he does not intend to
challenge the constitution.
"I have no reason to do so," he
"There's some pretty gritty
problems with it. Many clauses in
the new constitution are very
difficult to work with, but I don't
intend to challenge the constitution," he said.
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registered on the first day of
registration paid the voluntary
student fees, and added that
students support a mandatory
student fee.
Bell also said the student union
executive had attempted to get
NDP-MLA Colin Gabelmann and
education minister Eileen Dailly to
intervene on behalf of students.
But, according to Bell, a
spokesperson for Gabelmann's
office told the students Gabelmann
and Dailly "refused to take action
because of the election and they
were scared of charges of interfering."
The problems for the students
arose Nov. 18 when the college
council unilaterally decided to
make Cap College student fees
voluntary, rather than mandatory
as they had been.
Bell and others at the time
charged the council with "union-
busting" the student union, which
had been highly critical of the
council's behaviour in response to
Dailly's decision to limit college
budget hikes to .5 per cent.
Membership of the Cap College
local of the Association of
University and College Employees, and of the College Faculty
Association, a certified union, have
voted their support of the students
and criticized the decision to make
the fee voluntary.
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