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The Ubyssey Sep 19, 1974

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 Ex-president writes profs
End to certification sought
In a last minute attempt to
prevent certification of the Faculty
Association as bargaining agent
for UBC professors, former
association president Milton Moore
has written a 14-page letter asking
members to revoke their memberships.
Entitled Trade Union or
Professional Association, Moore's
letter also includes a ballot asking
association members if they wish
to conduct a mail ballot deciding
the form and scope of collective
Moore, an economics professor,
resigned as association president
May 20, after six weeks in office,
claiming he* had been denied
"freedom of speech" as president.
He was the seconder of the
motion, made by economics prof
Stuart Jamieson last spring, instructing the Faculty Association
executive to seek certification as a
bargaining agent under the Labor
swims to
pool pact
By JAKE van der KAMP
A long-fought battle for a
favorable management agreement
for the proposed campus aquatic
centre has resulted in students
getting most of what they wanted.
Alma Mater Society council gave
final approval Wednesday to the
agreement but only after a heated
three-hour debate.
Several council members
charged that the agreement was
pushed through council and that
pool staff would have no control
over the operations of the pool.
The agreement will now be
turned over to the society's
lawyers for a final reading and will
need approval by the board of
governors before construction
Major points of the agreement:
o Students will get eight hours
swimming time every class day
throughout the year in at least one-
third of the pool. Weekends and
statutory holidays are excluded.
o A pool management committee will be made up of two
students, two members of the
administration, and two members
of the community at large, one
picked by the AMS and one by the
o The administration will fund
all maintenance costs, estimated
at $130,000 per year. Revenue
generated by the pool will go to pay
operational costs, estimated at
$100,000 per year.
0 Surplus revenue after
operation costs are paid will go
half to maintenance and half to the
management committee, to be
used at the committee's discretion.
The main objection to the
agreement came from grad studies
rep Steve Mochnacki and arts rep
Arlene Francis who claimed exclusion of staff from the pool's
management committee would
hurt its operations.
Mochnacki introduced an
amendment calling for the appointment of two additional staff
members to the six-member
committee but his amendment was
defeated after president Gordon
Blankstein cited an obscure
procedure ruling allowing him to
tie the vote.
Following   the   defeat   of   the
amendment   arts   undergraduate
society   president   Stew   Savard
gave notice of motion calling on the
See page 2: PROBLEMS
"I think the basic point is that
Milton would like to restrain
beforehand what we'll be
bargaining about," Jamieson said
in an interview Wednesday.
"We're saying that's up to the
"What the executive has
suggested as possibilities, Milton
has interpreted as a directive on
what we have to bargain about."
Moore charged in his letter the
association executive has assumed
members agree "a bare majority
(50 per cent plus one) is sufficient
to justify the imposition of
collective    bargaining"    upon
members who may be opposed.
More than 900 of UBC's 1,750
professors have already agreed to
the move for certification by
reaffirming their membership in
the association.
Moore also said in his letter the
association should decide before
certification whether it will resort
to a strike.
"Most of this whole discussion
about strikes is irrelevent,"
Jamieson said. "He (Moore) is
raising an issue that's non-issue
really. It's a bit of a red herring."
Moore cited the example of
salary negotiations  by  school
teachers as "especially successful
because the legislative provisions
are exceptionally favorable."
"Why not copy success? Strikes
by the teachers are prohibited," he
Elsewhere in the letter, Moore
claims that salary differentials
among faculty would be eroded
and quotes Jamieson as saying
erosion of differentials is the
standard experience of trade
"I would not accuse Milton of
misquoting me but somewhere or
other he must have missed what I
was talking about," Jamieson said.
Vol. LVI, No. 5        VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1974
48       228-2301
Jamieson cited recent across-
the-board percentage salary increases as an example of widening
"I would argue that in some
faculties they are too wide," he
said. But as for erosion of differentials by collective bargaining,
"it just isn't the case," he added.
In his lettej, Moore said the
reference group chosen by the
salary committee — currently
negotiating for the association —
best serving the objective of higher
salaries is B.C. school teachers
because salary levels and increases at other Canadian
universities were no longer high
enough to serve the purpose.
But the formulae which have
been tolerated for school teachers
would "*be "inpracticable for our
university — or any other that was
not content to lapse into
mediocrity," the letter continues.
English prof Ian Ross, who
preceded Moore as president of the
See page 2:  LETTER
IN THE MOOD for a fall afternoon, music students give lively
performance Wednesday under sunny skies in front of main library.
Musicians, left to right, are Brian Tate, arts 3; Dan LaBlanche, Kim
—marise savaria photo
Elton and Jim Montgomery, all arts 4. Music undergraduate society
has another show scheduled for noon Friday either in front of music
building or in Buchanan courtyard.
Dangerous drug prescribed
A drug proven in six different studies to be
cancer-causing is being prescribed for UBC
students, the director of the student health
service said Wednesday.
The drug, flagyl, is a treatment for
trichomonas vaginitis, a contagious vaginal
However, Dr. Archibald Johnson said in an
interview that there is no great cause for
alarm. He compared the chances of contracting cancer from use of flagyl to the
chances of dying from use of penicillin.
Very few prescriptions are given to UBC
students for flagyl, he said.
Johnson said he has not observed any indication of cancer in UBC patients who have
been administered flagyl.
He also said he isn't aware of any similar
findings by other doctors in Canada.
"People seem to think doctors delight in
giving prescriptions for carcinogenic drugs,"
he said. "A doctor must think there is a good
reason to order the drug or he doesn't order it.
Johnson couldn't comment on the amount of
usage by Canadian  doctors,  but said he
idoubted a story in last Thursday's Ubyssey
saying that American doctors estimate 2.2
million prescriptions are issued yearly in the
United States alone.
Although flagyl is not the only treatment for
trichomonas vaginitis, Johnson said it has
proven itself to be the most effective drug on
the Canadian market.
Referring to a recent book put out by the
American Medical Association, Drug
Evaluation, he said a temporary decrease in
the white blood cell count is the most serious
result of taking flagyl.
Other apparent side effects have been
nauseau, diarrhea and an unpleasant taste in
the mouth. Users are sometimes warned
against drinking alcoholic beverages.
So far, cancer has appeared only in tests on
laboratory animals. Johnson said the test
results are not sufficient reason to believe
that humans will also contract the disease.
The animals are given comparatively large
doses of the drug on a continual basis. Flagyl
for use in humans is prescribed in small doses
on a short-term "basis.
Johnson   said   doctors   in   Canada   will
prescribe flagyl until told to discontinue its
use by the Canadian Health Protection
When a report such as the one on flagyl's
possible carcogenicityis issued by a reliable
authority on drugs, Johnson said the CHPB
begins to examine evidence and makes its
own studies.
Drugs are not released for prescription use
before undergoing strict testing by a high-
level committee, he said. Drugs are tested on
animals for several years before being put on
the market for human use.
Johnson said the CHPB is there for the
protection and benefit of the public and would
not release a drug that it found to be harmful
to human health.
A new arrival on the American market is
tinidazole, used for the same purpose. The
American food and drug administration
advisory committee has labelled it as being
cancer-causing, also as a result of laboratory
tests of female mice.
As yet tinidazole is not available in Canada. Page 2
Thursday, September 19, 1974
Letter dismissed
From page 1
Faculty Association, dismissed
Moore's letter as a hindrance of the
association's move for certification.
"I don't attach too much weight
to this thing professor Moore has
circulated," Ross said Wednesday.
The Moore letter also criticizes
the association executive for its
"haste and refusal to allow time
for deliberation."
"In the April general meeting,
association members had the
opportunity to turn down amendments leading to certification,"
Ross said. "Individual faculty
members have had every opportunity to indicate their
"Milton opposes certification,"
Jamieson said.
"He   would   like   to   confine
bargaining   purely   to   salary
When asked what Moore's
concerns are, Jamieson expressed
"Frankly, I don't know. I would
presume he's worried collective
bargaining would intrude into
university government so as to
erode departmental autonomy.
"I just don't see that happening.
"I would see certification as
enhancing and protecting freedom
of the individual and autonomy of
department," he said. "Collective
bargaining provides a better
guarantee of academic freedom."
Problems created
From page 1
AMS to choose its community
member from pool staff.
Francis said a similar exclusion
of staff from SUB management has
created problems with staff
leaving rather than working in
"What this university has got to
Bookstore owner
lashes publishers
CALGARY (CUP) — Canadians
shouldn't have to pay eight to 20
per cent more for books than
people in the U.S., says George
Parry, owner of a bookstore here.
Parry blames the high-price
situation on the "colonial attitude"
American business has toward
"What often happens," he says,
"is book prices sent from
American publishing houses to
their Canadian branch plants are
immediately jacked up at the
The situation is similar for
textbooks except they are usually
marked up in Canada and the new
price pencilled in, he said.
The Whole Earth Catalogue, for
example, has a $5 tag printed on
the cover but sells for $6.50 in
Canada, wutn two years after it
was declared duty free in a
customs appeal, he said.
He said that book distributors
justify the mark-up by claiming
tariffs and freight rates as the
culprits but he says the booksellers
— not the distributors or publishers
— pay the freight.
David Fallis, another Calgary
bookseller, calls the whole
situation   "obviously   ridiculous."
He says that the ordinary rules of
economics, in the form of tariffs,
should not apply to books.
"Tariffs", he says, "are there to
protect a country's own industry. If
the country is producing socks and
doing well at it and another
country wants to import them
cheaply, a tariff is set to bring
them up to a competitive price. But
in the book industry that doesn't
apply since authors are internationally known," says Fallis.
He feels the current distribution
through Canadian-based subsidiary plants is of little use except
to create jobs for Canadians. But
with prices as they are, Fallis
prefers to buy from a U.S.
wholesaler except in the case of
Canadian publisher's books.
Parry feels the textbook problem
should be another major point of
protest by Canadians. Distribution
for textbooks (which are all duty
free) is hopelessly delayed by the
American agencies in eastern
Canada which tie up sole
distribution rights as well as raise
prices, he said.
But bookseller Carmen Moore is
less willing to blame the high
prices in Canada on the
distributors and publishers.
The price discrepancy is "one of
the many hazards of having a wide
population in a large country," she
She adds that the Canadian
Booksellers Association is gaining
strength and has been able to
pressure distributors into offering
a "more equitable exchange."
Parry feels the association is
pressuring in the right direction.
Although the situation is far from
being resolved it has been getting
better. Mark-ups used to be higher
and some publishers, such as
Collier and Van Nostrand
Reinhold, have now started
printing one price with 'United
States and Canada' on their books.
Parry suggests students
collectively boycott texts which
sell for higher than the U.S. list
TORONTO (CUP) — The Ontario Federation of Students has
requested student representation
on the new Ontario council on
university affairs.
The council will advise the
provincial government on policy
concerning Ontario's university
James Auld, minister of colleges
and universities, is empowered to
appoint students to the council but
has not committed himself.
The federation has nominated
students anyway, choosing people
with long experience in student
affairs and university government.
They are former federation
researcher Paul Axelrod, now a
graduate student at York
University; University of
Toronto's women's studies instructor Ceta Ramalawansingh, a
former student council memher
here; Mike Janigan, University of
learn is that there will be more
problems with staff," she said. "If
we don't include them, they'll get
bitter and it will cost us more
However, council passed an
amendment appointing two staff
members to an adjacent facilities
committee and one staff member
to a pool maintenance review
The adjacent facilities committee will co-ordinate the
operations in the aquatic centre
administration departments such
as housing and food services.
Council members also objected
to being presented with the
agreement during the council
meeting and having no time to read
it over before discussing it.
Mochnacki said approval of the
agreement was being pushed
through council but he failed to
convince council to table
discussion of the agreement.
"You know we have a motion
requiring all pool motions to be
submitted to council in writing
before council meetings," he told
Students want say
Western Ontario student council
president; and Peter O'Malley,
University of Guelph student activist.
The council replaces the old
committee on university affairs,
and was created in response to
recommendations from the
commission on post-secondary
education in Ontario.
The commission report
suggested the council be fairly
autonomous from the government,
but legislators want the new body
to be close to the education
The council will serve as an
advisory body responsible to the
minister and the cabinet. It will
recommend policy on such matters
as eligibility of programs for
funding, total funding
requirements for universities and
the allocation of funds. It will also
hold public meetings and make
annual reports to the legislature.
All Students
The following Senate and
A.M.S. Executive positions are
now vacant:
Section A)   Senate positions are the following:
One Applied Science Senator (2 yr. term)
One Arts Senator (2 yr. term)
One Graduate Studies Senator (2 yr. term)
One Senator at Large with term ending in the spring
of 1975. Will be designated as Senator at Large
One Senator at Large with term ending in October of
1975  and  will be designated Senator at  Large
Section B)    A.M.S. Treasurer
A.M.S. Coordinator
A.M.S. Vice-President
NOMINATIONS for the SENATE POSITIONS section A) will be received
from 12:30 p.m. Sept. 25,1974 until 12:30 p.m. Oct. 16,1974.
NOMINATIONS for the three A.M.S. POSITIONS (Section B) will be
received from 12:30 p.m. Oct. 2,1974 until 12:30 p.m. Oct. 16,1974.
Nomination and eligibility forms can be obtained and shall be returned to
the office of the A.M.S. Executive Secretary, room 246, S.U.B. Election
rules will be available at the above location also.
The elections for all positions will be held on Oct. 23,1974.
A.M.S. Returning Officer.
If You Dig Stereo, READ THIS!
This year as a special offering to U.B.C. enrolled students only, we are going to GIVE AWAY
$500.00 RETAIL VALUE OF COMPONENTS. Every customer with proof of enrollment at
U.B.C, gets entered in a draw which will take place Oct. 19, at the BROADWAY STORE. The
winner will be able to choose from the vast selection of STEREO WEST'S STOCK, exactly
what he or she desires for $500.00.
611 COLUMBIA ST., NEW WESTMINSTER 10581 KING GEORGE HWY., SURREY Thursday, September 19, 1974
Page 3
Opponent to plan says
New profs forced to back union
The Faculty Association is
signing up new members in a way
that forces them to support the
association's union certification
bid, anthropology professor Cyril
Belshaw charged Wednesday.
Belshaw said he has been told
some prospective members have
been denied membership because
they have not wanted to support
Belshaw, former anthrosoc
department head, said the
association is asking for one
signature under three statements:
That the member agrees to a $1
iniation fee;
That he supports the
association's constitution;
And that he supports the
association's certification bid.
Belshaw said this paper is the
only one the new member signs to
join the association and to indicate
support for certification by the
B.C. Labor Relations Board.
He said the association constitution was amended in May to
assert that the association is the
collective bargaining agent for
faculty, but he said there are other
methods of collective bargaining,
such as the existing less formal
If the Faculty Association
proceeds swiftly with the bid,
Belshaw said he may personally
oppose it before the LRB.
He said he may also bring up
the matter at a meeting today of
professors to elect a collective
bargaining committee.
"I certainly will be considering
what steps I can take," he said.
Belshaw said he does not think a
challenge of the signatures would
kill the certification bid since he
doubted whether the LRB would
grant certification without a
certification vote.
However, Belshaw said he thinks
"it would complicate it."
"The major point is that some
individuals may be denied their
right to participate in the affairs of
the Faculty Association," he said.
The association formally applied
for certification Sept. 11.
Faculty association president
Meredith Kimball said the
association's legal advice was that
such an application was necessary
to put forward the strongest cer
tification application to the LRB.
People joining the association
after April 4 had to support the
certification bid to show the LRB
they understood the aims of the
association, she said.
"We felt this was a regrettable
but necessary step," she said.
Although persons excluded from
the association will not be able to
attend meetings discussing
unionization, they are still part of
the bargaining unit, she said.
They will still be able to vote in
any representation vote ordered by
the LRB.
She said Belshaw's statement
that collective bargaining under
the constitution could involve other
means of negotiation is true, but
the association has made clear its
intent to apply for certification.
No matter which way it is
resolved, once the representation
vote is conducted there will be a
neutral application for new
membership, she said.
Deputy president Bill Armstrong
said Wednesday he does not
believe the university will oppose
the bid other than possibly to ask
certain exemptions.
"I wouldn't see any reason why
they would oppose it," he said.
"This is a right of any group to
apply for certification as a
collective bargaining unit."
He said it would be up to the
board of governors, which next
meets Oct. 8, to decide to oppose
the bid.
Loopholes in rights act,
says gov't labor official
—marise savaria photo
WAITING FOR APPROVAL by administration before he can jump
into crowded university area, fake parachutist Mark Buckshon stands
atop SUB.
The new B.C. Human Rights Act
is still full of loopholes, a UBC
gathering was told Wednesday.
Speaking at International House,
Hanna Jensen of the provincial
labor department, outlined the
Human Rights Act and its effects.
"In some ways the act is wide
open," Jensen said. One area not
fully covered is public services,
Jensen said. Access to public
services may be denied if there are
reasonable grounds, she added.
Jensen said that lifestyle and
sexual orientation are not considered reasonable grounds in
denying the use of a public service
or in denying employment.
Jensen said that an employer
may refuse employment to anyone
as long as his grounds are considered reasonable. The act says
unreasonable grounds are sex,
color, creed or country of origin.
"The act is mainly meant to deal
with discrimination," Jensen said.
She said the main areas covered by
the act are employment, access to
public services and accommodation.
As far as accommodation is
concerned, Jensen said coverage
in that area has been extended. A
landlord can no longer refuse
anyone accommodation on the
basis of sex or marital status.
However, landlords may still
discriminate as far as age is
concerned, she said.
"This is to enable the landlord to
restrict his property to those of the
same age, such as older people, so
that they can have a quieter
Jensen said anyone who feels
discriminated against may contact
the branch. If a settlement cannot
be reached, she said, the complaint
would be forwarded to the board of
The board of inquiry is currently
ibeing formed. "It will consist of 15
imen chosen for their expertise in
isome area covered by the law,"
i Jensen said.
She said the board's decision is
not only binding on the individual
but also may bind all affected by
the complaint. "The branch is
empowered to look into any area it
feels discrimination has occurred."
The board would not wait for a
complaint if it felt discrimination
was taking place, she said.
"The board can order employment, payment of lost wages,
costs incurred in taking action,
legal fees and may impose a fine of
up to $5,000 in cases of
discrimination," Jensen said.
Jensen said board meetings will
be closed to the press and public.
She said this guarantees privacy to
the complainant.
UBC doctor opposes
lay acupuncturists
Parachutists balk at wires
UBC skydivers aren't going to make their annual
drop-in near SUB this year because UBC's safety
committee will only allow them to land near a high-
voltage power substation, the club's secretary
treasurer said Wednesday.
Pete McConnell said in an interview the committee
won't allow club members to parachute onto a field
near SUB, as it has done for the past four years.
He said the committee offered his club one alternative location — in the northern part of campus
where high-voltage power lines radiate from the
university's electrical substation.
But John McLean, safety, security and fire
prevention committee chairman, disputed Mc-
Connell's statement.
He said Wednesday that club president Tony
Mercer did not complain about a substation hazard
when Mercer was offered the alternative location at a
Sept. 10 meeting.
The 14-member committee is responsible for
campus safety regulations and has representatives
from the university administration, staff and
The committee said in a Sept. 12 letter to deputy
administration president William White:   ". . .
skydiving into the congested area which was planned,
would be a dangerous operation and should not be
A university administration spokesman said
Wednesday the club's 1973 jump was conducted by an
inexperienced pilot and skydivers landed off target in
bushes and on pavement near a parking lot.
But McConnell said no one has been injured since
the demonstrations, designed to attract new members to the club, were started.
McConnell said he couldn't understand the safety
committee's reasoning.
The power station in the jump location the safety
committee would allow is a "very major hazard", he
McConnell said he has had no difficulty in getting
special approval from the transport ministry — even
though it means several planes heading toward
Vancouver International airport may have to be
"The ministry of transport granted everything we
requested and then some," said McConnell, adding
the ministry responded to the club's application
within three days.
It took about two weeks for the safety committee's
negative response to the club's request.
The head of UBC's anesthesia
department said Wednesday he
would not like to see the licensing
of acupuncturists in Canada.
However, Dr. L. C. Jenkins said
he favors the use of acupuncutre by
trained physicians.
Jenkins said in a recent trip to
China he observed that acupuncture is "done by physicians who
are either Russian trained or
traditional trained."
Jenkins told a pharmacology
seminar that he also favors
limiting the application of
acupuncture to the head and neck
area and that he was impressed
with its possibilities in postoperative pain control.
Jenkins said acupuncture "is
currently running as a tremendous
fad which must be cooled down."
This "emotional thing" is interfering with the proper study of
acupuncture, he said.
Jenkins pointed out that even in
China only 10 to 20 per cent of all
operations are conducted with
He said too little is known about
acupuncture, although it
"warrants continued evaluation."
As well as his own personal
reservations about acupuncture,
Jenkins said he believes the public
might be slow to accept it.
"The pain is not entirely
removed" he said. After personally experiencing acupuncture,
he said that he felt a "deep aching
He also said the aspect of
remaining conscious during the
operation might not appeal to
The patient also requires a
certain amount of stoicism, he
said, in order to take the needles.
Most   of   the   people   in   the
audience flinched when viewing
his series of slides showing a thick,
nine-inch needle being injected into
a girl's arm.
Extra study
at Langara
Langara students and instructors are putting in extra hours
to make up for class time lost in
last week's Vocational Instructors
Association strike, a student
spokesman said Wednesday.
Don Grant, ad-hoc students
council co-president, said that
although morale has not suffered
since classes resumed Tuesday
faculty and students face a heavy
work load.
He said although the students
council had set up "mind pool" and
self-help study groups last week
while less than one-quarter of the
Langara instructors crossed the
VIA picket lines set up on campus
Sept. 10, lost lab time was crucial
for science students.
Scheduling extra lab time during
evenings and Saturdays for the
rest of the semester may be
necessary, Grant said.
VIA members decided to
suspend their strike for binding
arbitration Monday after labor
minister Bill King agreed to appoint an industrial inquiry commission.
They lifted pickets at Langara
briefly Monday to allow students to
attend a rally to decide whether to
support the union or college
Recommendations fo the
commission are not binding on
either party. Page 4
Thursday, September 19, 1974
Waterwing time in council
The. Alma Mater Society student council
once again proved itself a zoo Wednesday,
although this time the kinship was closer to
Marineland than Stanley Park as councillors
flopped about in the pool proposal.
It was a proposal which first of all shouldn't
have come to the final contract approval stage.
Because when the pool referendum was originally
held, only about 2,000 students of the 20,000 on
campus voted for it.
So that's a good argument for abandoning
the proposal right there.
But the proposal wasn't abandoned. Instead
This editorial is addressed to all students
currently living in the coat closets of their
102-year-old Great-aunt Sybil's bungalow.
Dear Students:
Housing head Leslie Rohringer has turned 16
rooms in the Gage residences into offices. To try
to compensate, he has turned 13 guest rooms
elsewhere on campus into residence rooms.
One simple thing emerges here.
If there are 13 rooms available for residents'
use on campus they should be converted anyway.
And the Gage rooms should have stayed in
It must have been obvious as the waiting list
grew over the summer there 3,000 of you looking
for rooms. And so every possible place on campus
should have been prepared.
While it is admirable that the housing
department has converted the 13 rooms, they
should get to work and reconvert the 16 Gage
rooms so they're suitable for use.
Right? (Hey you, behind the greatcoat. . .)
it was butted around the executive off ices.by a
few Students' Coalition hackers behaving ratner
like seals performing with a $2 million ball.
Yes, they took their time. But then
Wednesday council was suddenly presented with a
proposal it was told had to be passed at the risk
of losing possible funds (a maybe hooked onto a
possible if ever there was one.)
Grad student rep Steve Mochnacki put it
rather succinctly. It was railroaded through.
The pool's proponents — AMS president
Gordie Blankstein, former president Dougie
Aldridge and former presidential hopeful Bob
Angus — didn't give council members enough
time to examine the deal in depth.
They weren't given the elementary right to
seek outside legal opinions on a document that
will, after all, tie students into a complicated
long-term commitment.
And some clauses do rankle. One committee
is set up to act as an advisory body to the central
pool committee and includes everyone from the
housing head to the physical plant chief.
Is it necessary? Possibly. But most probably
not. Council members just weren't given time to
find out.
The only thing they could do was to try to
gain a few points by getting staff representation
on key committees. They failed on the main
committee but got the staff onto two minor ones.
They should have achieved more. They
might have done so had discussion been allowed
to continue until the council members who
eventually abstained were allowed to make up
their minds.
One final point. The key representation vote
was lost when Blankstein invoked a little-used
clause of doubtful interpretation to make a tie
and therefore defeat the motion.
In   all,   the   three   head   porpoises  from
Coalitionland hurried their proposal through in a
deliberate attempt to keep students from having a
real say in the proposal.
It's the kind of little league business and
bureaucratic mentality that was once typical of
AMS executive mentality and is unfortunately
becoming so again.
Young up-and-coming executive types hang
around the AMS, hoping to compile
impressive-sounding  resumes
The tactics used Wednesday show the pool
has become yet another item in the dossier.
Important? No.
But it looks nice on an application to
MacMillan Bloedel.
About Ian Metherell's review of
Dr. Bundolo's Pandemonium
Medicine Show in the Sept. 13
Ubyssey . . . Metherell claimed
that most of the "tired" and "worn
out" material was met with little
response from the audience. Of
course the chap is entitled to his
opinion concerning the calibre of
Bundolo's comedy material but,
zounds, from where we sat the
audience reaction to the Bundolo
comedy was little short of rampant, as it has been in so many of
the Bundolo shows in the past.
Of the some 500 people who
jammed the SUB theatre to hear
the show it appears that Metherell
is the only one who didn't find it
funny. Either that or he is hard of
hearing, in which case he might be
Ralph Fengel
Ted Blanchard
This is an open letter to the
authors of the letter printed in The
Ubyssey entitled "Vintage
Protest" and to the sponsors of the
South African wine boycott.
Your letter provides a mildly
liberal criticism of South Africa
which reeks in entirely of the North
American "Walt Disney" attitude
of what goes on in South Africa.
You have not bothered to
question the sources of the facts
you so generously . supplied
regarding South Africa. Maybe, if
you do, you will open your eyes to
what actually goes on there.
The impression I get of your
letter is that you have no intention
of doing so, nor do you want to. I
assume this from your total lack of
interest in questioning Canadian
complicity in the maintenance of
apartheid. Or am I assume you
have not bothered to check into
how much the Canadian government and Canadian banks invest in
South Africa or into the operations
of Canadian companies there?
If you had, you would not be
wasting your time pushing for the
boycott of South African wines and
spirits when you could be pushing
for a boycott of Canadian banks
and companies as well as a lobby
calling for the end of Canadian
government investment in South
I am glad you have pointed out
that "if wine sales drop, African
and colored people will be out of
work. It is true that they will
suffer. . ." and that "the people of
Southern Africa have demonstrated their willingness to suffer
so as to achieve human rights."
I do not dispute this nor do I
doubt this to be the case. I am not
as happy as the South African
government is to see this be the
case. Why do you think apartheid
has existed and developed as it has
in South Africa since 1800?
Your logic of tying together wars
of liberation in Southern Africa and
Sharpville is crap. Wars in
Southern Africa occurred regardless of Sharpville. As far as wars
of liberation in South Africa, there
are none arid have been none since
Sharpville other than the minor
guerrilla movements that have
trickled in from outside South
After Sharpville and the mass
shooting of demonstrators
(protesting    the    shooting    of
demonstrators at Sharpville) in
Capetown and Johannesburg,
there has been no internal war of
liberation in South Africa.
I am not going to waste my time
citing the evils of apartheid. Instead, I will cite the steps
necessary in achieving its end.
First of all, one must realize that
boycotting South African wines
would be a mere scratch on the
finger — nothing else.
The only effective way to put an
end to apartheid would be to put an
end to all foreign development and
investment in South Africa as well
as all foreign aid going to South
Doing this would entail the instituting of revolutionary changes
in industrial-capitalist countries
such as Canada, Britain, France,
the U.S. etc. Perhaps then the
situation in South Africa would
become unbearable enough to
compel the whites as well as
foreign non-white industrialists
and capitalists to leave what is left
for the remaining whites
(Afrikaaners, primarily) and non-
whites to deal with.
It may then be possible that the
remaining whites will be unable to
prevent the non-white rebellion.
Whether the remaining non-whites
will be able to rebuild what is left of
South Africa, after they survive
being massacred in the process of
evicting 2.75 million Afrikaaners
from South Africa, has yet to be
As it is at present, all non-whites
living ui South Africa live there
with the consent of the whites for
the benefit of the whites as long as
the whites feel they need them.
They are deluding themselves to
think otherwise.
The only thing working in their
favor is that the whites are not
unified in dealing with them. As
long as a plight exists between the
Afrikaaners  and   the   industrial-
capitalist groups as to what to do
about the non-whites, there is some
hope for the non-whites to gain
more than they have.
The Afrikaaners want the
removal of all non-whites from
South Africa while the industrial-
capitalists would like to see the
number of non-whites increase so
they can continue to exploit their
labor but with greater returns.
Regardless of which group will
win, the situation of the non-whites
will be much worse than what it is
if they are acted on by either
As for the whites, they have
complete hegemony over South
Africa. The Afrikaaners, being the
most desperate group, will tend to
the most ruthless toward the non-
whites because of their faith that
South Africa is their country and
their faith if ever anyone is going to
take it away from them they will do
it over their dead bodies.
Given the situation, the non-
whites will have no chance but to
rebel and be massacred in the
process of getting rid of, removing,
or even massacring the whites in
South Africa.
The problem is that they will
have to do it within the next 10
If they do not, they will not do it
in my lifetime nor (I will
speculate) will they do it in the 100
years following.
In any case, I wish them luck,
although it is not luck they need.
With this in mind, all I can say is
that your trivial wine boycott will
do them no good.
It will be your actions, rather
than your words, that are directed
toward putting an end to Canadian
and other capitalist investment in
South Africa that will do them
More so, it will be the amount of
dollars, bullets and guns you can
afford to give them that will be of
help when it comes to the bloodbath. Unfortunately, not only will a
bloodbath be unavoidable, it will be
Name witheld so author can
obtain a visa to study in
South Africa
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university yeaf by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the writer and not of the AMS
or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are located in room
241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial departments, 228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; advertising,
228-3977. Editor. Lesley Krueger
Names, names, names. Mike Sasges, Joyce Jackman, Marise Savaria,
Lesley Kreuger, Gary Coull, Doug Rushton, Ryon Guedes, Mark Buckshon,
Jake van der Kamp, Ian Metherell, Ralph Maurer, Alan Doree, Reed Clarke,
Berton Woodward  . . . nothing but names. Thursday, September 19, 1974
Page 5
Education heads for city
UBC's education faculty gained
hundreds of new students and
dozens of new professors this
September but doesn't have any
new classrooms on campus to
accommodate the crowd.
Instead, the new students are
being taught in Vancouver-area
public schools, says education
dean John Andrews.
And he said Tuesday many of the
70 instructors hired are B.C.
teachers taking a year off from
their regular classroom duties.
These are some of the changes
resulting from the NDP government's granting of more than $1
million to the faculty last summer.
The money, which supplements
the faculty's regular budget, will
be used to train new teachers,
filling a demand created by the
government's earlier decision to
lower student-teacher ratios
throughout B.C.
Andrews said so far his faculty is
having no major problems in accommodating the new students and
The changes have "gone very
well," he said.
Andrews said enrolment has
increased by about 15 per cent
from last year, but could not give
more exact figures. According to
last year's enrolment figures, a 15-
per-cent increase would be between 500 and 700 new students.
Labor unrest
to continue
OTTAWA (CUP) — Labor unrest
will likely not slow down in the fall
and winter as crucial contracts
come up for renegotiation and
unions issue warnings of tough
bargaining ahead.
The unrest this year, due largely
to strikes by unions wanting
contracts reopened to provide for
inflation escalatory clauses, has
resulted in 5.2 million days lost to
work stoppages in the first six
months of this year.
The record for days lost to work
stoppages was set in 1972 when 7.8
million days were lost over the 12-
month period.
Some strikes have caused difficulties for the government,
especially strikes by the Vancouver grain handlers and the
Great Lakes ships' officers and
engineers, which has limited vital
shipment of grain.
However, the government faces
tougher times ahead.
One of the current disputes involves Air Canada's 1,200 pilots
whose conciliation proceedings
started last week.
The pilots have already taken out
a $4 million loan to use as a strike
fund but this may have only been a
psychological ploy.
The government will top off a
disastrous labor relations year on
Dec. 31.
On that day contracts end
simultaneously for nearly 100,000
railway workers, 35,000 postal
workers, 1,700 Thunder Bay grain
handlers, 3,300 B.C. longshoremen,
620 Montreal grain handlers and
3,500 St. Lawrence River
The postal employees' situation
will be doubly complex to negotiate
because the Canadian Union of
Postal Workers representing inside workers and the Letter
Carriers' Union representing
mailmen will be negotiating
All the unions whose contracts
expire on Deo. 31 will be taking
tough stances in order to win large
pay increases for their workers.
Postal workers want substantial
pay increases to offset past and
future effects of inflation. The
postal workers will also be fighting
the automation issue and pressing
for better job security.
Railway workers have been
looking for interim wage increases
and are also concerned about
recent inflation.
Many of the students are
enrolled in several off-campus
programs which started this year,
Elementary internship
program — fith year UBC transfer students are taught in a
"special grades 4, 5, 6 laboratory
school manned by outstanding
teachers;" Indian education
program — Indians receive a
teaching certificate after completing a three year course, largely
conducted in centres in north and
central B.C.; Task-oriented
teacher education — students are
taught in Richmond schools and at
UBC without formal  courses;
Education V — students learn in
alternate schools and are taught by
"visiting experts, school personnel
(and) community members."
David Thomas, faculty directory
of field development, said Wednesday his position was created
this month to co-ordinate the new-
programs and increase "field
involvement" of the faculty.
He said several off-campus
programs existed before this year
but "there was no co-ordinated
knowledge" of what was going on.
Thomas said many of the
programs like the Richmond one
are being funded jointly by the
education faculty and the district
He said besides training
education students in the public
schools, he hopes to increase
"professional development" of
public school teachers by
"developing courses related to the
needs of the local area."
But Thomas didn't outline
specific examples of the new
courses being developed.
Andrews said the new instructors are doubling up with
other professors until portable
office units are constructed near
the education building this year.
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SUNDAY, September 22
MONDAY, September 23
8:30 p.m.
Box Office:  FREDERIC WOOD THEATRE  Room 207
Reservations: 228-2678
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Molson Canadian.
Brewed right here in B.C. Page 6
Thursday, September 19, 1974
Oxford seeks
uppity types
If UBC isn't middle class;
enough for you, perhaps you
would be interested in studying at
a university that thrives on
(preferably upper) middle class
For free.
And there are only a couple of
catches. One, you have to be a
man. And not just any man either.
You have to be a Rhodes scholar.
This shouldn't be too difficult
for the Young Man on the Move.
The applicant doesn't even have
to write an examination.
All he has to do is convince the
selection committee he is the best
qlamn ass-kisser, do-gooder, power
Hot flashes
tripper and general all round great
hunk of dominating male flesh
this province has produced lately.
And remember, some of the
rhost boring, famous people in
this country have been Rhodes
So if you want your picture in
the paper (not this paper mind
you) and the undying adoration
of every ambitious parent in the
land, trot on down and see Sholto
Sholto's the provincial
secretary for the Rhodes
scholarship. He's way up on the
18th floor at 505 Burrard.
He's dying to meet you, kid.
Don't    forget    to    call    him
Brando rides
Moody, muttering Marlon
Brando's ride through
revolutionary Mexico has been
pushed ahead a day.
The 1952 film Viva Zapata -
screenplay by John Steinbeck —
will be shown 8:30 p.m. Saturday
at Rio Hall, 3325 Kingsway.
The showing is sponsored by
the Socialist Education
Foundation and NDP Vancouver
area council.
If you can think you can fling
a frisbee better than anyone on
the block, or the city for that
matter,   you   and   your  weapon
'Tween classes
should show up at the Vancouver
open frisbee championship
North American frisbee
champions Ken Westerfield and
Jim Kenner will be on hand to
judge the two-person free-form
Other competitive categories
include distance and accuracy.
Registration begins 11 a.m. at
Kitsilano beach.
Working women unite!
At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the
SUB auditorium, a film on
working women will be shown.
Admission is 25 cents. Following
the film,,, viewers are welcome
to a discussion in room 117.
For further information,
contact Jeanette Auger at
228-2082 or drop in to the
women's office, SUB 230..
■"*"5   *   MONARCH   NOTES
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224-4144      Open 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
General meeting for persons
interested in career in dentistry,
noon, IRC 3.
Organizational meeting, noon SUB
General meeting for students
interested in joining' club or taking
basic scuba course.
Tryouts for team, 4:30 p.m. to
6:30 p.m. in courts at north end of
War Memorial gym.
John Hodges speaks on the meaning
of commitment, noon, SUB
Opening meeting, lecture on NATO
and political and non-military
cooperation, 8:15 p.m., Grosvenor
Instructional     bash,     noon,     SUB
General     meeting    and    elections,
noon, SUB 105B.
Organizational   meeting   and   Bible
study, noon, SUB 213.
Salk  on  entrance to  the Western
College    of    Veterinary    Medicine,
noon, McMillan 166.
Lecture and film, Sai Baba; man of
miracles, 7:30 p.m., IRC 2.
Team        tryouts,        3-5        p.m.,
Thunderbird   winter   sports  centre
squash courts.
First   jump   course   meeting,   noon
SUB 215.
Forum and discussion, Portugal, the
coming explosion, 8 p.m.,
Fishermen's hall, 138 East Cordova.
Lecture, Christianity and the
modern man, noon, SUB ballroom.
General meeting,        noon,
International House 406.
General   meeting,  noon,  SUB  213.
General meeting, noon,
International House lounge.
General meeting, noon, SUB 215.
Demonstration and registration,
noon, SUB ballroom.
At the Commerce, we offer a complete
range of student services, to help you
with your banking needs. Services
that you'll need now, and after
Like savings accounts, to help
your money grow. A variety of loan
programs, including Bankplan and
student loans. Chargex, and more.
Get to know the people at the
Commerce on or near your campus.
Drop in and ask about opening a
savings account with us.
We think you'll find our people
are tops, too.       — ~
First Instalment Is Due On Or Before
Friday, September 20, 1974
Sept. 19-22
Thurs. & Sun 7:00
Fri. & Sat. 7:00,9:30
Please show AMS Card
75c SUB Theatre
RATES:  Campus - 3 lines, 1 dsy $1.00; additional lines 25c.
Commercial — 3 lines, 1 day $1.80; additional lines
40c. Additional days $1.50 & 36c.
Classified ads are not accepted by telephone and are payable in
advance. Deadline is 11:30 a.m., the day before publication.
Publications Office, Room 241, S.U.B., UBC, Van, 8, B.C.
5 — Coming Events
10 —For Sale — Commercial
300 Trade-in Fur Coats $20.00 and up
All sizes: Muskrat, squirrel, mink, Persian lamb,   etc.
On sale one day only. Sat., Sept. 21st
9:00 a.m. — 9:00 p.m.
459 Hamilton St. 681-4840
1V4 blks. N. of Queen Elizabeth Theatre
11 — For Sale — Private
dictionaries, year book, bookcase.
Complete set $350.00. After 6 p.m.,
'71 YAMAHA 360 ENDURO. Excellent
condition, good cheap transportation.
Phone 263-8478 after 5.
RUSSIA CANADA hockey game tickets.
Game: Sept. 23. Phone Colm at 224-
15 —Found
20 — Housing
BASEMENT SLEEPING ROOM, no cooking, electric kettle. 3 share .entrance
& washrm. Close transp. $50. 263-6588.
25 — Instruction
EXPERT ACCORDION lessons on campus, beginner to advanced. Rentals
available. 224-7797 eves.
Gibb, 5192 Dunbar, 263-6934. Also
Do-in Selfs — message and yoga.
GERMAN, FRENCH, help by German
grad.  student. Phone 261-5231.
30 — Jobs
STUDENT FOR LIVE-IN position faculty home, to assist with light housekeeping and to prepare evening meal.
Some child supervision. R & B plus
«50/month. 224-5056 eves.
35 — Lost
crocheting and hook. Am desperate.
Phone 732-7718 after 6 p.m. Lani.
WILL THE PERSON who borrowed the
typist's posture chair from Hillel
House, please return it A.S.A.P. I'm
getting backache.
60 - Rides
Burnaby in time for 9:30 classes. Interested call Roy 433-1177.
65 — Scandals
AM-FM stereo receiver, 2 speakers,
base, cover, cartridge, list $200, your
cost $125. AM-FM digital clock-radio,
$35. 8-digit calculator AC-DC functions (+, —, X, -J-) list $79, your cost
$49. Also Corry, Akai. Sony. Call
325-0366 after 6 p.m.
70 — Services
85 — Typing
EFFICIENT Electric Typing. My home.
Essays, thesis, etc. Neat accurate
work. Reasonable rates. 263-5317.
99 — Miscellaneous Thursday, September 19, 1974
Page 7
Martial arts — it's in the n
• III!
I used to think kung fu, karate
and tae kwon-do were found on a
Chinese menu.
If asked the difference I would
probably have suggested counting
the noodles.
However, when The Ubyssey ran
a photograph Friday of a kung fu
demonstration and incorrectly
labelled it tae kwon-do, I quickly
found out there is a difference.
Kung fu, which can be traced
back 5,000 years in China, is more
closely associated with philosophy
and religion than the other martial
arts, says master Raymond L. Y.
Leung, instructor for the UBC kung
fu club.
"The emphasis is on learning
about oneself, one's weaknesses
and strengths," he says.
"The fighting is something you
learn for the maybe one or two
occasions in your whole life when
you will need it."
The other martial arts stress
fighting more, Leung said.
One blue belt in tae kwon-do,
which is a Korean martial art, told
me it was concerned quite simply
with killing.
Squash starts
Squash coach Bob Schutz will be
holding team tryouts 3 p.m. to 5
p.m. Friday in the winter sports
centre courts.
The UBC team last year easily
won the 12-team Vancouver C-D
League title, playing against such
teams as the Vancouver Lawn
Tennis Club, Jericho Tennis Club
and the Vancouver Racquets Club.
Two Thunderbirds, John
Hungerford and John Dowling, are
rated in the top ten squash players
in B.C.	
In the 1937 Ozark Mountain
Football League final quarterback
Waldo Keel ran 137 quarterback
sneaks to account for the entire
offence of the Altoona Aces, who
played with only six men due to a
bus strike and lost 4-3 to the Sutter's Landing Bulldogs ....
amazing but false.
Ice Cream
Where ?
Kung fu's approach is not
superior to the other martial arts,
just different, says Leung.
The emphasis on internal maintain a continuous circular
strength is reflected in kung fu's pattern. Karate, from Japan, and
soft   flowing   movements   that   tae kwon-do have an external or
hard style, based on a series of
rapid hard blows.
Judo and ju-jitsu are based on a
series of throws using an opponent's momentum, plus various
types of lock holds and a few
karate-like blows.
Unlike the other martial arts
kung fu doesn't use a grading
system of colored belts to mark a
student's progress.
"What you learn is for yourself,
so we have very few tests," Leung
"You prove your ability to
become a master by displaying
your experience and knowledge
over a long period rather than just
during a test."
The fascination with the martial
arts in North America is part of an
over-all curiosity about China
involving things like acupuncture,
Leung said.
He compared it to the craze
about things from India a few
years ago, which saw people
wearing  Nehru jackets and  the
introduction of the sitar into rock
If you want to find out about the
real kung fu, the club office is in
SUB 216. Practice sessions are
Monday and Tuesdays in SUB and
Wednesdays in gym E from 4:30
p.m. to 6:30 p.m.	
grin bin
3209 W. Broadway
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Art Nouveau
Largest Selection
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Photo Blowups
from NegsS Prints
Jokes- Gifts, etc.
MAN IN BLACK is neither doing highland fling nor compromising his
virginity. Exercise is example of ancient art of kung fu, closely
associated with philosophy and religion.
UBC rugby starts
The UBC Thunderbirds rugby
team will kick off the new season
Saturday with a game against the
With a 9-3-1 season last year,
coach Don Spence has every
reason to feel confident of his
team's ability. However, whether
this confidence can be converted
into wins and points remains to be
The Birds will retain two-thirds
of last year's team.
Spence said in an interview he
thinks newcomers should be able to
fill the gap. The only question
mark is whether fullback Mel
Reeves can replace Barry Legh
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