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| Vol. LVI, No. 22,       VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1974
Art worth $33,000 gone
About 18 paintings worth $33,000 collection,
are missing from the Brock Hall     No one really seems to know,
collection. And no one knows if insurance
Or,  eight  paintings  worth  an has been collected for however
unknown amount of money  are many paintings have been stolen.
missing   from   the   Brock   Hall      Members of the two committees
dealing with the collection had
different stories to tell in separate
interviews Wednesday.
"The collection started out with
51 paintings," said Lynn Orstad, a
Brock Hall committee member.
"We've got 33 now.
"Eight paintings are known to be
stolen," she said. "Ten more are
missing — nobody knows if they're
stolen or if they're in offices on
Alice Rich, Alma Mater Society
art gallery program committee
chairwoman, said "there have
been paintings stolen in the past.
"But it's really very difficult to
say," she said. "A purchase was
made last year and there may have
been a few others.
"But there aren't any records,"
said Rich. She said there is no
complete list of what is supposed to
be in the collection as few records
have been kept since 1970.
Orstad said the Brock collection
was begun in 1958 and was
originally a travelling collection.
"It was a really active collection
for a while," said Rich.
BuKthe Brock Hall committee
fell apart around 1969, said Orstad.
No one seems to have kept track
of the collection since then.
"It's incredible that this
collection should have fallen by the
wayside," said Orstad.
"The thing is totally confusing,"
said Rich.
Orstad said the collection was
appraised at about $44,000, but the
appraisal was made years ago and
the value of paintings has increased since that time. '
Rich said Wiley Thorn from the
Vancouver art gallery will
evaluate the collection for insurance purposes.
The collection has been plagued
by damages as well as thefts.
"The damage people have done
to some of the paintings is
amazing," said Lynn Orstad.
Orstad said one A. Y. Jackson
painting had been slit all around
the frame in an effort to remove
the canvas.
When    the    collection    was
displayed in SUB art gallery
earlier this fall, somebody signed
"Rembrandt" in ink on one of the
She said a collage made partially
of paper had some of the paper
ripped off, and another painting
had what looked like a tomato
rubbed into it.
Rich said a restoration expert
will restore the entire collection
free of charge.
Orstad and Rich agree security
is a major problem in maintaining
the collection.
When the collection was
displayed in SUB the gallery
committee wanted a two week
guard, Orstad said. "There were
nothing but hassles from the very
beginning," she said. _
"There's supposed to be security
on the collection," said Rich.
Orstad said the gallery committee had asked to take the SUB
gallery key off the master.
"Locks should have been
changed two years ago," she said.
"As it is the gallery is now open to
anyone who has a master or illegal
Orstad, elected AMS coordinator
in March, said AMS president
Gordie Blankstein lost three
master keys over the summer.
"We've gone to management and
they're changing the locks now,"
said Rich.
The collection is currently stored
in a vault, said Orstad. She said
one work from the collection
displayed near the council
chambers on SUB's second floor
has been returned to the vault to
protect it from possible theft.
Rich said she was told only two
vault keys existed. But she said she
has found four keys to exist.
"If I know of four keys, there
may be 25," said Rich.
Grad centre ousts
South African wine
—manse savaria pnoio
NOT-SO-GREAT PUMPKIN experiences wrath of resident humor columnist Alan Doree, arts 4. All by way
of reminding readers that Hallowe'en is nigh, so watch for LSD and razors in apples and don't let strange men
into your house (they may be Thought Police).
The graduate student centre and
the faculty club will no longer stock
South African wine, spokesmen
said Wednesday.
The B.C. Liquor Administration
Board recently said no more of the
wines will be ordered in protest
against what B.C. attorney-general
Alex  Macdonald called  South
"abhorrent"    racial
still be ordered
on an  individual
Strange law theft probed by Arcies
UBC RCMP began a belated
investigation Wednesday into last
weekend's mysterious theft of
nearly $900 from the Law Students'
Association food storeroom.
In addition an "inordinate
amount" of coffee was consumed
last weekend during what "would
look to me like an inside job", LSA
food committee member Kevin
O'Neil said in an interview.
The theft was only reported to
the RCMP Wednesday because of a
communications mix-up between
LSA treasurer Dave Patterson and
Joyce Smith, an employee of the
alternate food service.
O'Neill said he suspects someone
found a key to the room which he
lost a few weeks ago. He said the
only persons supposed to have keys
to the room are himself, Smith and
another committee member Bob
Worthington. Patterson has to get
someone to open the door for him.
O'Neill said the room where the
stolen $887 was kept "is the safest
place in the law building" even
though the money itself was left in
an unlocked drawer.
"It would look to me like an
inside job. However, all of us have
been working there (in the room)
dealing with vast sums of money
for more than a year now," said
The service sells coffee and other
food items in the law building
common room.
O'Neill said the committee found
Wednesday coffee as well as cash
is missing but said he doesn't think
the drink was stolen.
"It just may be that an inordinate amount of coffee was drunk
last weekend," he said, noting the
committee had run out of coffee
supplies a day earlier than usual.
O'Neill said committee members
are investigating the coffee
disappearance but won't know if it
was stolen for at least a week until
sales receipts are checked.
O'Neill said Petterson usually
picks up a money bag containing
weekly food receipts and deposits
the cash in a bank Fridays.
Last weekend Patterson decided
to leave the routine deposit until
Worthington locked the
storeroom Friday after noticing
the cash was still in the drawer.
Sunday, Smith went to work and
found the money bag missing. But
she didn't think anything was
wrong, since she thought Patterson
had taken the bag to the bank
Tuesday, Patterson found a
moneybag containing this week's
receipts thinking it was the bag he
had left last Friday. O'Neill said
Patterson thought nothing that the
bag contained only about $400
rather than the normal take of
$700-$800 since he though business
was bad. He deposited the money
as usual.
Patterson, Worthington and
Smith got together Wednesday and
discovered the money Patterson
had deposited was not the same
cash left in the room last Friday.
O'Neill said the committee will
try to recover the loss from profits
made between now and April. He
said charges won't be laid against
the thief if the money is returned.
The wine can
from  the LAB
order basis.
However, grad centre manager
Edmund Vlaskaty said the centres
stocks have dried up and no more
will be ordered.
Ed Puis, associate manager of
the faculty club said the club still
has South African wine in stock but
no more will be ordered when
supplies run out.
Kathryn Anderson,
spokeswoman for the South
African Action Coalition, credited
work by the coalition for the
government's decision.
She said in an interview Wednesday she hopes the withdrawal
will be effected by other provincial
governments across Canada,
finally leading to a total boycott
across the country.
Coalition members are drawn
from organizations including
OXFAM, Canadian University
Students Overseas and various
church groups. At UBC the
coalition recieved support from the
Cooperative Christian Movement,
which has picketted the grad
centre and Faculty club demanding the withdrawal of South
African wines. Page 2
Thursday, October 31,  1974
EXAMS ARE NEARING and workload is getting heavy so Bill Berzins science 1, spends some time playing
quarters on mathematical game of skill and chance. Meanwhile slimey Alma Mater Society executive types
and Mafia pinball machine manufacturers are counting the loot Berzins is providing them.
JFK's dope dealer spills weed beans
magazine catering to marijuana
lovers carries an interview in its
latest issue with a man who claims
to have supplied John Kennedy
with the nefarious weed during
JFK's white house days.
The magazine is called High
Times and in four issues a year it
publishes some of the million
stories of marijuana lovers and
their   mind-blowing  experiences.
The interview with JFK's dealer
— or at least with someone who
claims to have supplied Kennedy
with marijuana while he was in the
White House.
The dealer, who is never identified, claims he met Kennedy at
Harvard in the early '50s, after
which he went to Cuba to work.
After the Castro government took
over, the dealer was supposedly
called in to see Kennedy about
The conversation turned to dope,
the alleged dealer claims, and he
recommended it to help ease
Kennedy's back pains.
A few weeks later, the story
goes, Kennedy called the man up
through an aide and asked to see
"those memos we discussed." The
message was correctly interpreted, and "memos" of
"Panama Red" were prepai for
courier delivery to the White House
on several different occasions
during Kennedy's term.
Council checklist
In  the tradition of keeping
students aware of
David Fuller
grad school
what their elected
reps are and are not up to, The
Stefan Mochnacki
grad school
Ubyssey presents an attendance scorecard for Alma
Dave Plackett
grad school
Mater Society council reps.
Parker MacCarthy
law    ,
Ken Olson
Gordie Blankstein
Jennifer Fuller
Rob Smith
vice president
Ron Walls
Joan Mitchell
internal affairs
Gary Moore
external affairs
Dave Theessen
Gerald de Montigny
Dune Thomson
John Hutchinson
Ron Dumont
Bill Magee
Sheila Mussendon
Rob Anderson
Ed Leflufy
Don Brynildsen
Nancy Carter
Marg McEwen
home ec
Vaughn Palmer
Wendy Sinclair
library school
Arlene Francis
Joylene Campbell
library school
Peter Bull
Rosemary Coyle
library school
Johande Rooy
Don Gualagni
Peter Affleck
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Page 3
Facts lacking but res guesses not
Three student residence leaders
voiced misgivings about the implementation of the Landlord and
Tenant   Act   in   UBC   housing
But Totem Park president
Adriana Ferreira admitted "we
are lacking facts" about real effects of act implementation.
Ferreira, Brian Dougherty, and
Nadine McDonnell cited the
possible rent raises, "less lenient"
living conditions and the possible
location of housing control to an
off-campus location as the main
reasons for their opposition to the
"We could get screwed really
good," said Dougherty, the liaison
committee chairman for Gage
The act could interfere with the
residences   being   subsidized   by
conventions during the summer,
said Dougherty.
"They could raise the rent to the
point where they're making a
Dougherty said some of the
disadvantages of the act discussed
by the committee include higher
administration costs, the loss of
house advisors and recreation
facilities, and a stricter policy
regarding noise and damages.
Place Vanier student president
McDonnell said implementation
could move the' final decisionmaking powers downtown.
"We would like more input into
the management of housing, "but I
don't see anything in the act that
would do us that much good,"
McDonnell said.
"The act is an unknown quantity
in a number of respects. Until it's
WHICH SIDE IS UP in Nitobe Garden? Pretty picture was snapped
Wednesday during bright break  in clouds. Well guessed which way
—marise savaria photo
gravity goes? If you said upwards please ask the person next to you to
pat your back.
Gribbit or grabbit it's all Dutch to us
Male frogs don't just go "gribbit".
They go "gribbit" when they're
keeping other males away.
But they go "grabbit", or
something like that, when they're
after nookie.
These are the findings of zoology
grad student Carl Whitney who for
two years spent nights in the bog,
armed with tape recorder and
flashlight, studying the various
calls made by the Pacific tree frog.
Whitney's nights in the swamps
weren't in vain. He found that frogs
have separate calls for fending off
other males and for attracting
The characteristic "gribbit"
sound that a frog uses 99 per cent of
the time is a territorial call,
Whitney says.
If another frog comes within two
feet the defending frog makes a
different sound. If this does not
drive away the invader they begin
fighting, each trying to deflate the
vocal sac of the other.
When a female lrog is around,
male frogs compete with each
other for attention using another
call, says Whitney. The frog that
croaks longest and most
energetically eventually attracts
the female to his pad.
Whitney, who did his research in
the University Endowment Lands
and the UBC research forest near
Haney, is modest about his
"What I learned is of no practical
significance," he says. "I did it to
satisfy my own curiosity about
what was going on at night."
Whitney, who has been interviewed elsewhere about his
work, is reluctant to talk about it
further. "I feel that I have done my
'duty in informing the public," he
There are also more pressing
things. He is .currently engaged in
the study of various songs used by
the varied thrush and the rufus-
sided towhee.
challenged in the courts, we're sort
of in limbo."
Provincial rentalsman Barrie
Clark said in a Ubyssey interview
UBC residences are now covered
by the act.
"The Ubyssey has created a
climate for change" said Mc-
Donnel who said she hopes
students will get more input into
housing management.
"We would like to have a
stronger voice in matters of who
gets into residence and stronger
discipline from students."
Totem Park president Ferreira
said she is uncommitted about the
act, but said the "understanding"
between the residences and the
RCMP could break down under the
She said the RCMP generally
leaves the residences alone as long
as everything stays under control.
poopooed in
pool debate
Indoor pool opponent Stefan
Mochnacki said Wednesday he
regrets that pool proponents have
injected "personalities" into the
pool debate.
Mochnacki said he has heard
proponents of continued student
funding of the proposed indoor pool
express fear that the debate would
descend to a personal level.
Now the pool proponents have
themselves descended to such a
level, he said.
Pool committee member Bob
Angus Monday charged that
Mochnacki's ad-hoc pool committee is out to smear the Alma
Mater Society executive and the
pool committee in order to smear
the pool by implication.
Angus termed Mochnacki "right
out to lunch" with some of his
Angus also said the ad-hoc
committee is afraid to bring the
pool debate before a large turnout
of AMS council because ad-hoc
committee members know they
would be defeated on a vote.
He claimed that when there is a
small number of AMS councillors
present Mochnacki knows he has a
possibility of rallying his hard-core
support to defeat the executive.
"I very much regret that they're
going to personalities," Mochnacki
said. "The debate should be on the
issues, not the personalities."
Mochnacki denied that the ad-
hoc committee only wants council
votes when turnout is small. "The
executive has had its biggest
defeats when it's had its biggest
turnouts," he said.
"But I don't want to make that
an issue. That's not what this
debate is about."
canned laughter
by alan doree
Marmot Truedough, Minister of Oral
Hygiene and wife of Prime Minister T. S.
Eliot Trudeau, was admitted to Amazing
Grace Hospital in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
for a cartilage operation on her left ego.
Mrs. Truedough, Your Majesty to her
friends and Bubbles to business associates,
suffered the injury when she fell off her
horse Bacon when it blew a hoof at 90 m.p.h.
during the running of the first-ever
Greenland Derby.
"The Derby is actually a steeplechase, but
there aren't any steeples in Greenland so we
went after some Kawasaki tree seals instead," she said.
"There's no cause for alarm," said hubby
T. S. "After all, the horse wasn't seriously
hurt and should be back in plenty of time for
the playoffs."
He then returned to discussions with
Greenland's agriculture minister, Reverend
Billy Graham, who accused Canada of
dumping on Greenland markets when
Eugene Whelan was pushed out of a
Canadian Forces aircraft over the icy
In a live, televised interview direct from
the Mayo Clinic's cartilage bank, where her
cheque bounced, Mrs. Trudeau told
reporters she hoped to be in shape for the
campaign season of '78 and perhaps
duplicate her feat of the '74 season when she
won the Most Valuable Player award in a
poll of sportswriters, all of whom owed
money to her husband.
"I'm not ashamed of the social stigma
attached to my condition, after all, every
Canadian woman, and those in Western
Canada, too, has the right to be listed as a
doubtful starter.
"It would be different if everyone knew I
came back from France with VD," she
added, sucking a reporter's notebook
"I smuggled 58 pounds of it through
customs in a pair of disposable, easy to
wash, K-Tel hollow plastic nipples. It has a
street value equivalent to 300 boxcars of flax
— the VD, that is, not the nipples. The
nipples,   20   carats   each,   aren't   worth
anything until they're cut and polished."
The interview was broadcast nationally on
a W5 special, Pumpkin Parade: A monthly
review of plant worship and the silly things
people say.
"I can't continue to be just the Prime
Minister's wife. I want to be more, I want to
be his manager, they make more. I can't^go
on being the wife of a title, I want to be the
wife of a man, that's why I'm divorcing T. S.
and eloping with Joey Smallwood, that little
codfish cutie bundle of fun.
"I hear he likes to do it with cold rice in a
bathtub full of live herring while his dog
Slobber, a Wehrmacht Spaniel with
Himalayan overdrive, is made to watch and
draw pictures for show and leer at
obedience school.
"I could be a useful person if given my
freedom, I've already become the chairwoman for the Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Wheat and the Prevent the Slow
'But Terrible Spread of Smegma Fund.
"I also plan to open a ski school for dead
people on Mt. Whistler and publish Canada's
first newspaper for dogs.
"I'm also struggling against a lot of silly
resistance to establish a major port in
"When I finally discover the true me, as
opposed to the false me, which is talking to
you right now, and find the real meaning of
life which should come after another four
hairspray treatments, I will finally be able
to do silly things on my own without the
RCMP's help.
"Honestly, those security men are always
underfoot like those two kids of mine, Just
Tim and the one with the Commie name.
"They don't seem to realize I'm just
trying to satisfy myself after leading a
frustrated life, I've got this big hole to fill.
The doctor says it's two inches behind my
left ear. My gynecologist has a different
opinion." i  n c
Thursday,  October 31,   1974
Legalize heroin, cut crime
The RCMP drug squad is causing Vancouver's
crime rate to soar.
What — the fearless, we-always-get-our-man
crusaders for justice combining wits with the
shiftless criminal element?
Well, not exactly.
But thanks to the joint actions of the Arcies
and the city police drug boys, our streets are
getting increasingly freer of that white powder —
But unfortunately we're not losing the
How does this mean our crime rates rise?
Look at it this way:
Heroin addicts are sick people. They are
physically addicted to that squeeze of a needle
just as a hardcore smoker is hooked to his deep,
ugly drag on a morning cigarette.
Virtually nothing you do can break the habit.
Yell, swear or threaten all you want but a hard
core addict won't listen. And it's not because
they don't want to. They can't. They need their
vice desperately.
Heroin addicts can use anywhere from an
average two caps a day to upward of 10.
While Vancouver has probably more heroin
going through it than any other city in North
America, the cost per cap is still expensive.
The price per cap ranges anywhere from $25
to $40 depending on supply, and the time from
the last major pushers bust.
The prices jump up and down but seldom
exceeds the $40 maximum despite the efforts of
both RCMP and city police drug squads to smash
the pushing trade in Vancouver.
The "heat" placed on the drug trafficking
trade has never been that great because it's always
been the addicts or punk pushers who end up in
the slammer. The big boys who really control the
supply have never been hit. As a result, the stuff
kept coming in and the prices remained somewhat
But now, with the recent major arrests and
seizures by the RCMP, the city police and the
new provincial crime unit on organized crime the
big men are being hit and large quantities of
heroin are being seized.
The seizures how involve hundreds of
thousands of dollars and the guys being arrested
are kingpins of international drug rings.
Society applauds these actions by the police,
thinking that we are finally getting to the root of
the heroin problem which has corrupted so many
But nothing could be farther from the truth.
With the recent arrests and drug grabs, the
price of heroin on city streets will likely soar well
above the formerly remote plateau price of $50.
Now, without the big*guys to order more and
fill the gap the chances are a real shortage will hit
the drug outlets of the city. A shortage means one
thing for sure — cap prices will skyrocket.
That means that addicts who have no choice
but to use heroin will have to do anything to
meet the street price just in order to live. Whether
it's $50 or $100 a cap, they'll have to rob, cheat,
steal or kill to get the cash for their necessary
Vancouver's current crime rate is composed
of many drug-oriented offences linked to an
addict's desperation.
Now, with the current busts and the inflated
heroin prices, there will be more. And our crime
rate will continue to soar as drug squads make
more busts which force heroin prices even higher.
Who can blame the addicts? It's like ordering
people to suddenly not have a disease. Can you
imagine anything more ludicrous than a
government passing legislation forbidding cancer?
There is only one solution — legalize heroin,
eliminate the black market and isolate the
addicts. Require them to be registered and give
them all the junk they need.
To prevent addicts from flocking into a
legalized area, such a project must be taken at
least on a national and preferably on a North
American scale.
Slowly the diseased people will die away but
at least in some sort of miserable peace. Society
will no longer have to carry the burden of the
addiction through illegal and often injurious
crimes committed in the pursuit of heroin.
Eliminating the black market will also put a
big dent into organized crime in North America
and all its offshoot operations.
Sure there are many problems to be
overcome in legalizing heroin — not the least of
which is convincing the conservative public to go
along with such a radical move.
But .the path is clear. The police and their
apparent heroics in wiping out the drug element
must be counterbalanced with progressive reforms
in the handling of addicts. In the end, heroin
must be legalized to save the addicts and society.
fess up
As student members of the user's
committee our role was to supply
input for the design and function of
the new aquatic facility. It has
been brought to our attention that
the general student population has
been grossly misinformed as to the
representation of the members of
the committee.
In the Oct. 24 edition (sic) of The
Ubyssey, Stefan Mochnacki stated
"that the pool was primarily
designed by physical education
students." It is this statement that
we would like to clarify.
If Mochnacki were to research
the backgrounds of the people
involved he would find that this
committee was composed of a
cross section of interests. Represented on this committee were the
interests of the students, community and administration
(faculty). Of the students represented, not one person was enrolled
in the faculty of "physical
education or recreation" but
rather, the faculties of arts,
science, education and architecture.
It is also at this time we would
like to inform the students that the
statement quoted by Mochnacki
that, "the pool would not meet the
needs of the general student
population" is false.
It is a multi-purpose recreational
Incorporated into the design are
features which satisfy all student
needs; these include recreation
(leisure), education (credit and
non credit courses and rehab
medicine) and competitive (intramurals).
The complex was also not
designed as a "health spa".
Saunas, whirlpool and steam room
were added to increase student
David Fuller in his ignorance
stated "a cover over Empire Pool
could have been a better deal for
the students." If he had investigated the matter more closely
Fuller would realize that to cover
Empire Pool is not economically
feasible. The reasons being:
a) building code regulations —
we would have had to
upgrade War Memorial Gym
and enlarge the changing
b) extensive renovations.would
have to be done on the
existing fixture of Empire
c) the cost of covering the 10-
metre tower.
The cost of the above three items
would build a new facility.
With the referendum passed in
1972 to build an aquatic facility,
further delay of its construction is
to the financial detriment of the
students of this campus.
Pat Gilmore
education 5
Joe Gluska
education 5
Ken Blankstein
science 3
The library needs 10 copies of the
Sept. 10,1974 issue of The Ubyssey.
If any readers still have copies of
this issue we would be pleased to
hear from them. Contact me either
by phoning 2304 or dropping the
paper off for me at the librarian's
office in the Main Library.
Thank you very much,
Graham Elliston
bibliography division
I am truly amazed at the gross
hypocrisy of the provincial
government in banning South
African products from liquor
On the same day of this announcement, by the Attorney-
General, the South African
delegate to the U.N. informed the
General Assembly that his
government was going to "do
everything to move away from
discrimination based on race and
However the provincial
government has chosen to protest
the policies of South Africa.
But has the Attorney-General
ever been to South Africa? Does he
really know what the situation is in
that country or does he only know
the biased information supplied to
him by the Southern Africa Action
I would like to know why the
Attorney-General hasn't acted to
"signal other countries to reverse
their disastrous policies".
Why does the LCB purchase
French products when France
explodes nuclear weapons in the
atmosphere? The LCB buys
products from Chile; does the
tyrannical regime which governs
that country appeal to our Attorney-General? There is so much
injustice and oppression in the
world, why did the B.C. government single out South Africa?
The Attorney-General has now
committed himself; unless he
changes his decision about South
African wines, he must ban the
products of every unjust or oppressive nation in the world.
Finally, before attempting to
influence the internal policies of
any more countries, the Attorney-
General had better question the
idea that what is good for B.C. is
good for the rest of the world.
Thomas Manson
political science 3
If the School Board wants ideas
on English, I suggest it begin with
the grammar of the chairman of its
Task Force, Lannie Slade, who, if
quoted correctly in The Ubyssey,
had at least four errors in her
request for help.
The quote was: "Many have had
considerable to say about the
defiencies (sic) of our students in
reading and writing. Now, we want
to hear of their suggestions in
writing or orally before the Task
Force, as to what is the best
program for students to meet their
needs in today's world."
Does Slade not know that 'many'
is an adjective, and cannot, by
itself, be the subject of a sentence?
Also ditto ditto 'considerable'
which, therefore, cannot be the
object of a sentence. How can one
hear 'oF suggestions orally? One
hears them, or one does not hear
them. And if 'suggestions' is the
subject of the sentence, why do the
suggestions themselves have
'needs in today's world'? No
wonder English in Vancouver is in
such a dangerous condition. Any
day now we should be prepared to
hear of its decease.
Joan Mason Hurley
grad student, creative writing
Plastic beer
In reference to the story on
draught beer in the Pit:
I think that the use of plastic
cups for drinking beer ("four to six
cups with each pitcher") is an
example of blatant misuse of our
non-renewable natural resources.
If dishwashers are to be installed
anyway for the pitchers, then why
not use regular beer glasses.
The fact that "... we don't
want the Pit to become just a beer
parlor with people swilling glasses
all over the place. . . " is a poor
excuse for raping our environment. Why not use the pitchers and regular beer glasses?
Of course we could all simply
drink beer out of the pitchers.
Bruce Patterson
science 3
After four years of expanding my
horizons or whatever, I am suddenly seized by doubts as to the
intelligence level of my peers. Case
in point:
While quietly absorbed in
reading in the little known Music
Library, my limited attention span
was interrupted by a large and
energetic canine who proceeded to
jump all over me. I politely smiled
at the owner, growled at the mutt
and doggedly returned to serious
But, to no avail. My attention
was firmly arrested by the sound,
sight and smell of said dog aiming
an amber colored nuisance at the
library floor. Did I neglect to say
the floor was carpeted?
The owner tittered and protested
that "Trina" had never done it
inside before. Trina was severely
reprimanded by having her nose
rubbed in it but it should have been
the nose of Trina's owner.
After all, dogs are not educated.
Jacquelyn Wilson
English 4
OCTOBER 31, 1974
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McDonald and Marise Savaria fainted. "Don't try an* help'em," I said to
Boyd McConnell, Alan "Fuck Off" Doree, Doug Rushton and Berton
Woodward as they went to pour cold water on their faces. "Go over and
stand against that wall," I said to Mark Buckshon, Lesley "Coyote"
Krueger, Gary Coull, Nancy Southam, Sheila Bannerman, Paul Dunning
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Page 5
Happy Hallowe'en
Women as healers
This article is excerpted from
Witches, Midwives and Nurses by
Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre
English [Glass Mountain Pamphlets], and is available from New
Hogtown Press, Toronto.
Witches lived and were burned
long before the development of
modern medical technology. The
great majority of them were lay
healers serving the peasant
population, and their suppression
marks one of the opening struggles
in the history of man's suppression
of women as healers.
The other side of the suppression
of witches as healers was the
creation of a new male medical
profession, under the protection
and patronage of the ruling
The age of witch hunting
spanned more than four centuries
(from the fourteenth to the
seventeenth century) in its sweep
from Germany to England. It was
born in feudalism and lasted —
gaining in virulence — well into the
'age of reason'. The witch craze
took different forms at different
times and places, but never lost its
essential character: that of a
ruling class campaign of terror
directed against the female
peasant population. Witches represented a religious, political and
sexual threat to Protestant and
Catholic churches alike, as well as
to the state.
Two of the most common
theories of the witch hunts are
basically medical interpretations,
attributing the witch craze to
unexplainable outbreaks of mass
hysteria. One version has it that
the peasantry went mad. According to this, the witch craze was
an epidemic of mass hatred and
panic cast in images of a blood-
lusty peasant mob bearing flaming
torches. Another psychiatric interpretation holds that the witches
themselves were insane.
But, in fact, the craze was
neither a lynching party nor a
mass suicide by hysterical women.
Rather, it followed well-ordered
procedures. The witch hunts were
well organized campaigns,
initiated, financed and executed by
church and state.
Commonly, the accused was
stripped naked and shaved of all
her body hair, then subjected to
thumbscrews and the rack, spikes
and bone-crushing "boots",
starvation and beatings. The point
is obvious: The witch craze did not
arise spontaneously in the
peasantry. It was a calculated
ruling class campaign of
The most fantastic accusation of
all was that witches helped and
heeled those who had no doctors
and hospitals, and who were bitterly afflicted with poverty and
disease. The church told these
sufferers that their torment was a
mark of sin.
But the gout and apoplexy of the
rich got plenty of attention. Kings
and nobles had their court
physicians who were men,
sometimes even priests. The real
issue was control: male upper
class healing under the gaze of the
church was acceptable, female
healing as part of a peasant subculture was not.
The wise woman, or witch, had a
host of remedies which had been
tested in years of use. Many of the
herbal remedies developed by
witches still have their place in
modern pharmacology. They had
painkillers, digestive aids and antiinflammatory agents.
The witch-healer's methods were
as great a threat (to the Catholic
church, if not the Protestant) as
her results, for the witch was an
empiricist: She relied on her
senses rather than on faith or
doctrine, she believed in trial and
error, cause and effect. Her attitude was not religiously passive,
but actively inquiring. She trusted
herability to find ways to deal with
disease, pregnancy and childbirth
— whether through medications or
charms. In short, her magic was
the science of her time.
In the U.S. the male takeover of
healing roles started later than in
England or France, but ultimately
went much further. There is
probably no industrialized country
with a lower percentage of women
doctors than the U.S. today.
England has 24 per cent; Russia
has 75 per cent; the U.S. has only
seven per cent.
By the turn of the century,
medicine here was closed to all but
a tiny minority of necessarily
tough and well-heeled women.
What was left was nursing, and this
was in no way a substitute for the
autonomous roles women had
enjoyed as midwives and general
In 1800 the U.S. was ripe for the
development of a full-fledged
"medical profession". The
majority of practitioners constituted a,nyone who could
demonstrate healing skills.
But a growing number of formally trained doctors began to
take great pains in distinguishing
themselves from the host of lay
The most important real
distinction was that the formally
trained, or "regular" doctors as
they called themselves, were male,
usually middle class, and almost
always more expensive than the
lay competition.
The "regulars" were taught to
treat most ills by "heroic"
measures: massive bleeding, huge
doses of laxatives, calomel (a
laxative containing mercury) and
later, opium. (The European
medical profession had little better
to offer at this time either). There
is no doubt that these "cures" were
often either fatal or more injurious
than the original disease.
The lay practitioners were undoubtedly safer and more effective
than the "regulars". They
preferred mild herbal
medications, dietary changes and
handholding to heroic interventions. Maybe they didn't
know any more than the
"regulars", but they were less
likely to do the patient harm.
All that was left to drive out the
last holdout of the old people's
medicine — the midwives. In 1910,
about 50 per cent of babies were
delivered by midwives — most
were blacks or working class
immigrants. Potential profits for
"professional" obstetricians were
going down the drain.
Publicly, however, the obstetricians launched their attacks
on midwives in the name of science'
and reform. Midwives were
ridiculed as "hopelessly dirty,
ignorant and incompetent."
A truly public-spirited obstetrical profession would have
been to make the appropriate
preventive techniques known and
available to the mass of midwives.
This is in fact what happened in
England, Germany and most other
European nations: Midwifery was
upgraded through training to
become an established, independent occupation.
But the American obstetricians
had no real commitment to improved obstetrical care. In fact, a
study by a Johns Hopkins professor
in 1912 indicated that most
American doctors were less
competent than the midwives.
Under intense pressure from the
medical profession, state after
state passed laws outlawing midwifery and restricting the practice
of obstetrics to doctors. For poor
and working class women, this
actually meant worse — or no —
obstetrical care. For the new, male
medical profession, the ban on
midwives meant one less source of
competition. Women had been
routed from their last foothold as
independent practitioners.
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Thursday, October 31,   1974
"One Pulitzer Prize winning author
recently referred to Time magazine as
the single greatest manipulator of
public opinion in the 20th century."
A battle is currently raging in Canada
Time and Reader's Digest. B<
Canadian University Press and a sto
magazine which would g
Time tries to manipulat
One Pulitzer Prize winning author
recently referred to Time magazine as the
single greatest manipulator of public
opinion in the 20th century.
Founder Henry Luce agreed. He once said
he saw it as Time's responsibility to "extend
upon the world the full impact of our influence for such purposes as we see fit by
such means as we see fit."
Luce died in 1967, but his opinions live on
through the current directors.
And lately they have seen fit to use Time's
influence to prevent Canadian government
legislation from defining Time and confrere
Reader's Digest from being classified as
non-Canadian publications and taxed accordingly.
The fuss was started by a brief reference
in the throne speech to the government's
commitment to help the Canadian
periodical industry. This might mean
removing tax exemptions from Time and
the Digest that allow Canadian businesses to
advertise in the two magazines and write off
the expenses against their taxes.
The exemption is allowed for Canadian
magazines, but Time and the Digest were
the only American magazines given this tax
status when the government brought down
its legislation in the 60s.
What this means to Time is a loss of
revenue from Canadian advertisers who
would move their accounts to someplace
still allowed the tax break.
Time Canada is the biggest of Time's
international editions, selling over 500,000'
copies per week — an increase of over 100
per cent since the late 50s.
Time's 1972 advertising revenue was
almost $8 million. No anti-dumping laws
apply to periodicals, which means Time can
import much of its copy cheaply from its
parent company.
In fact, while Time spent over $1 million
last year producing five pages per week for
its Canadian section, it spent only $250,000
filling the other 70 pages a week.
Officials at MacLeans magazine call this
figure "peanuts" when compared to what it
would cost a Canadian magazine to produce
local copy for those 70 pages.
Time also receives benefits other than
taxes or copy dumping. In a brief to cabinet,
the magazine says that if it were to leave the
country, the Post Office would lose $700,000
yearly in second class mailings. But the
Canadian Periodical Association has
pointed out Time's spending on second class
mail actually amounted to a postal subsidy
of almost $3 million in 1971.
Faced with losing all this, the reaction
from Time was understandably fast as the
magazine and its friends began almost
immediately to lobby the government
against the possible legislation. The effect of
the lobby was obvious to Time's 511,000
Canadian readers in the Oct. 14 edition, as
Time Canada's president Stephen LaRue
called on his subscribers for support in an
open letter.
"Since 1943 when the Canada section was
introduced, Time magazine has become an
integral part of the national scene", la Rue
says of the magazines four or five page
concession to Canadian tax concessions.
If the government doesn't back down on
its tax changes, LaRue threatens Time
readers with cutting out the meager
Canadian news section, firing its Canadian
staff and raising subscription rates for a
magazine carrying only editorial and advertising content from the U.S.
The Oct. 14 issue also carried a cover
story on the Canada-Russia hockey series
and more colour pictures than the Canadian
section has ever seen. This might be an
indication of what Time considers the price
of its Canadian readers.
Time and its friends are lobbying the
government professionally and with some
success, which is not surprising. The
magazine has been fighting off government
attacks for a long time and it has learned its
lessons well.
The Readers Digest does not have as
much to worry about as Time since their
Canadian edition is already more than 30
per cent Canadian owned and published in
both official languages.
In 1956 the federal government first put a
tax on Canadian advertising dollars going to
foreign publications. The tax was 20 per
cent, and the $250,000 it cost Time did not
make the magazine or its publisher very
But John Diefenbaker, after being elected
in 1957, rescued the magazine by dropping
the tax from his 1958 budget. The magazine
was most complimentary to the "chief" but
the personal intervention of U.S. President
Dwight Eisenhower was probably even
more influential in changing the tax laws.
' 'What are we doing to our. Time magazine
up there?" asked Eisenhower (a close
friend of the then editor-in-chief Henry
Luce) of Diefenbaker.
But the Prime Minister was also catching
flak at home from businessmen. Maclean-
Hunter Publications had got wind of the fact
that the American publisher, McGraw-Hill,
was planning to print Canadian editions of
its business publications to compete with
such Maclean-Hunter papers as the
Financial Post.
As lobbying pressures mounted to prevent
an influx of American magazines dumping
their editorial content -in "Canadian
editions", Diefenbaker was forced to take
Action in this case, as with so many other
government cases meant a Royal Commission. So the commission headed by
Senator Gratton O'Leary was set up to
"enquire into and make recommendations
concerning the conditions of and prospects
for Canadian magazines and periodicals."
The O'Leary report was brought down in
1961. One of its recommendations to save the
Canadian periodicals was the removal of tax
exemptions on ads in American magazines.
While Maclean-Hunter, with an eye to the
$9 million in advertising going to the Time
and the Digest was delighted, Time was not.
If the report became legislation Time would
effectively be priced out of the Canadian
Pressure from the American government,
in the form of threats to cancel manufacturing contracts, ensured that Diefenbaker
did nothing while Time took out Canadian
citizenship. When the O'Leary report appeared, Time packed off 91 filing cabinets
from New York to Montreal and hastily
created the Time Canada Editorial Bureau.
Printing was moved to Montreal from
Chicago and the Canadian Affairs section
was renamed "Canada".
The Conservative government was
already backtracking on its policy with
Diefenbaker saying Time and the Digest,
"established themselves in this country in
good faith." Then the Conservatives were
defeated and handed the whole problem
over to Lester Pearson and his Liberals.
The Jack Kennedy government was quick
to say Time and the Digest were untouchables.
If the message was not clear enough,
personal communications between Kennedy
and Pearson and American Auto Pact
threats were enough to make sure the
Liberals exempted the two magazines from
their legislation.
O'Leary told the Senate in 1965 the
exemptions were pressure from an
American hand. "I don't think there's a
shadow of doubt about it," he said, "if there
was ever a more illogical, more inconsistent
law ever passed by a Parliament I don't
know where or when it was." •
But statements by then minister of
finance Walter Gordon, proved that while
O'Leary was right about American influence he was wrong about logic and
"The U.S. state department went into
action," Gordon said in a 1969 speech. "Its
representatives urged on behelf of the whole
U.S. administration that nothing should be
done that would in any way upset the late
Henry Luce, the proprietor of Time.
"It was submitted that Mr. Luce had great
power in the United States through his
magazines Time, Life and Fortune, and if he
were irritated the results could be most
damaging both to Canada and to the U.S.
"The Canadian government concluded,
quite rightly in my opinion, that there was
considerable validity to these assertions
respecting the influence of Mr. Luce and,
accordingly the Canadian edition of Time,
magazine was exempted," he said.
"I was aware, of the power and influence
of Mr. Luce and of the difficulties in getting
the U.S. Congress to approve the automobile
deal," Gordon says in his memoirs.
In spite of the logic of the move, Gordon
said in his book A Choice for Canada, that
guiding the bill through the house and explaining it to the Liberal caucus was "one of
the most unpalatable jobs I had to do during
my period in government."
During the ratification debate in 1965
O'Leary angrily told the Senate, "if this
house votes for this legislation, it will be
voting for the proposition that Washington
has a right to interfere in a matter of purely
Canadian concern, and voting a possible
death sentence on Canadian periodical
press, with all this can entail for our future
voyage through history."
Some of the government agreed with his
sentiments. During the vote in Commons 31
Liberals were absent, refusing to support
the vote.
But the biggest of all to Time's Canadian
citizenship and profits was still to come in
the form of senator Keith Davey's Royal
Commission on the Mass Media, in 1969.
Time was not overly concerned by the
commission. LaRue candidly said being a
foreign publication was not a hindrance.
"There is no flack at all from the advertising agencies," he said, "In fact our
being American seems to attract them. The
agencies dislike the nationalism furor that
went on at the time of the (O'Leary) Royal
• . • whi
Three weeks have now passed since it
publishers announced that Saturday Nig?
Magazine would be "suspended ir
definitely" and still no one has come fort
with the $400,000 needed to resume printing
So what does it matter to us that anothe
Canadian magazine is ready to bite th
dust? Magazine publishing is a roug
business; magazines collapse all the tinu
It matters because this death is just on
more step in the erosion of our nation:
culture. It matters because Americar
owned magazines are dominating ou
national mind, choking off the lifeblood c
legitimate Canadian magazines.
Besides being our oldest magazine
Saturday Night is a truly Canadia
Since its beginning in 1887 Saturday Nigt
has moved with its readership from vagu
continentalism to tough, intelliger
nationalism rarely seen in Canadia
During these transition years Saturda
Night became the national weekly magazin
publishing many noted Canadian writer
including Stephen Leacock and poet Ai
chibald Lampman.
The current editor, Robert Fulford, too
over the magazine in 1968 and since then h
has continued Saturday Night's traditions Thursday, October 31,  1974
Page 7
fer tax concessions to advertisers in
w is a backgrounder from
about Saturday Night, a Canadian
n from Time's demise.
"MacLean's magazine is already
planning to go weekly with a staff of 60
to replace Time magazine."
i gov't on tax question
One reason LaRue may not have been
mcerned was that more people were
ipporting Time now than had been before
e O'Leary Commission.
"Toyd Chalmers, the president of
acLean-Hunter, had told the earlier
•mmission "quite frankly, the parasitical
laracter of these publications suggests
iat they are not particularly entitled to
'mpathetic or generous treatment."
MacLeans, the flagship of the MacLean-
unter empire, lost $3 million in advertising
om U.S.-controlled companies after it lead
e fight against Time and Readers Digest.
But if MacLeans had not got the message
e two American magazines now had a
irrot as well as a stick. A Magazine Ad-
jrtising Bureau (now the Magazine
ssociation of Canada) had been formed by
me, the Digest and several Canadian
agazines, including MacLeans.
The Bureau equalized the ads slightly
chough Time and the Digest still received
fer 50 per cent of the money. For this the
/o magazines paid half of the bureau's
lis, spread some of their ads around by
ing package deals and advertised their
vn magazines heavily in the Canadian
agazines, this bought their support.
R. A. McEachern, Maclean-Hunter's
msumer magazines executive vice-
esident told the Davey Commission that it
>uld be "unrealistic" to remove the
emptions and that their competitive
esence was far from intolerable. "We ask
- nothing," he said.
All Canadian-owned members of the
agazine Advertising Bureau shared the
3Ughts of the MacLean-Hunter, according
the Davey Commission. The commission
is told if Time and the Digest became too
pensive many advertisers would stop
vertising in all magazines, including
inadian ones.
^ime, the Readers Digest, MacLean-
mter and Steve Crosbie of the Magazine
1 Bureau argued the same way before the
mmittee. They said the money going into
3 two magazines would not go into
inadian publications, but would drift away
;o television and other media.
Ihe Davey Commission heard all their
guments but was not convinced. The
mmission concluded, "the O'Leary
commendations were sound when they
:re made, and the intent behind them is
und today." Davey himself wanted
exemptions cut immediately, while other
commission members wanted them phased
out over five years.
But following the paths of most royal
commissions, Davey's mass media commission was promptly shelved and forgotten
after publication. Davey, a Liberal
organizer and the man who engineered the
party's successful 1974 election campaign,
was not so easily forgotten.
Nor were Hugh Faulkner or other
members of Trudeau's cabinet, who wanted
a slightly more nationalistic slant on
cultural, if not economic, affairs. The result
was the brief section from the Throne
Speech calling for support of Canadian
publications and the start of a new campaign by Time.
But this time things are not going so well
for Time. MacLean-Hunter, now smelling
not only Time's profits but government aid
as well, has decided to oppose Time again.
In fact MacLeans magazine is already
planning to go weekly with a staff of 60 to
replace Time magazine.
Editor Peter Newman is even reported to
havemade tentative staffing arrangements
in case the government ends the tax
MacLean's publisher, Lloyd Hodgkinson
is more cautions than Newman, perhaps
remembering the $3 million lost in the early
"MacLean's is seriously looking at the
possibility of starting a news magazine," he
said "There's no question about that and
certainly the government knows that. But I
really don't want it to be contingent on the
other thing (the tax change)."
Even the U.S. government seems less
willing to protect Time, the darlipg of their
state department. Time Canada has always
pushed the American state department line,
including its disapproval of the controversial sale of Canadian locomotives to
Cuba. While state department officials in
Washington admit they are "just sitting
back and watching," embassy officials in
Ottawa claim to be even less interested.
"It's the kind of thing we don't comment
on. It's an internal Canadian affair," said
one official.
The reason this has suddenly become an
internal Canadian issue is Time Canada's
fear that American pressure on their behalf
might backfire.
Time is "aware that an angry U.S. in
tervention would seal the issue," according
to one U.S. government source.
"The U.S. government is also aware that
it would be counter-productive in an ear of
heigh tend nationalism".
Davey says he only knows what the
American government is doing from
reading newspapers.
"But it's a very expensive and powerful
lobby running around on Parliament Hill,
though I don't know if they'll be as successful as they were,"he says. I would think
the government should be encouraged by
the public response they have been getting
supporting removing the exemptions."
B a Canadian Saturday Night totters
inctjon as a national outlet for Canadian
Despite Kulford's efforts Saturday Night's
sadership dropped by 31 per cenl between
169 and 1973 resulting in a 21 per cent drop
i advertising revenue. The magazine was
sing $10,000 an issue and something had lo
& done.
I*ast spring. Edgar Cowan, one of the
roducers of CITY-TV in Toronto,
illaborated with Fultord in an attempt to
tract new readers Together they designed
new format for Ihe magazine with a stylish
modern U^'OLtt.
The magazine's content was also
^vitalized and expanded to cover travel,
ction and economics, as well as new sec-
ons titled "Lifestyles" and "Diversions".
So the stage was set. Saturday Night
■came a modern, nationalistic magazine
ith a rich tradition and a new format. Yet
still loses money.
In a prepared statement issued on
itarday Night's suspension of publication
tard chairman Edgar Cowan said:
"The company is seriously under-
ipitalized and unable to compete in a
arket dominated by Canadian editions of
rierican magazines."
Cowan was obviously referring to Time
anada who, along with Reader's Digest,
m'ifJiYinfi   h'ii
take over one half of magazine advertising
revenue off the Canadian market.
In a telephone interview with The
Ubyssey. Saturday Night editor Robert
Fulford discussed how Time hah dominated
the magazine market in Canada.
"In the '50s Time was Canada's leading
publication in sales In the '60s Time was
again the leading magazine and now in the
'70s Time is still the leading magazine in the
"This, a magazine owned in the United
States, can't he a permanent part of
fVinyitisiri '■ubiishin0.. T'nit
been here for too long."
"You have to remember that Time are
visitors here and visitors must be very
careful about what they say. They have no
guts because they are on foreign soil. Time
Canada have never had any viewpoint 8h the
Canadian issues they report."
The special tax position of Time and
Reader's Digest is a subject now under
consideration by the federal cabinet which
is pondering whether to end the controversial tax exemptions.
This issue has produced the first split in
Prime Minister Trudeau's new cabinet with
the more nationalistic ministers backing
secretary of state Hugh Faulkner in his bid
to end the exemptions.
Last week Edgar Cowan approached
Faulkner with a plan to save Saturday Night
hut was flatly rejected
Editor Fulford said the government
doesn't want to help Saturday Night because
ihe Liberals believe the state should not
finance magazines and because it may set a
precedent for other publishers to demand
similar funding.
There Ls little doubt that quick action by
the government lo end the special tax
exemptions lo advertisers in Time and
Header's Digest would help revive Saturday
Night. Fulford said he thinks that such a
move would encourage investors to back his
"If the magazine had five per cent of Time
Canada's monthly advertising revenue, it
might not be in a financial bind," he said.
Times ad revenue increased from
$5,963,831 to $6,844,526 in the first nine
months of 1974, making it the biggest money
maker on the Canadian periodical scene.
In any case the cabinet seems in no hurry
to crack down on the two American
publications merely to aid one faltering
Canadian magazine.
This hesitancy may have been caused in
part by the threat of Time Canada editor
Steve LaRue that the magazine will stop
publishing if the government takes away tax
concessions to advertisers
If Hugh Faulkner and nur jellyfish cabinet
finally do take action there is no question
thai the millions of dollars of advertising len
behind by Time will seek new outlets in
Canadian magazines. With more advertising to go around these magazines are
bound to benefit.
Time's departure would also clear the
way for a new leap forward in our magazine
industry as people begin to discover the high
quality Canadian publications already on
But judging by the current delay it will
probably be too late for Saturday Night.
As Time roUs on and our ministers delay,
Fulford and company have worked out a
new plan for the magazine in a last ditch
effort to attract investors and advertisers.
The magazine will be published 10 times a
year instead of 12 and each issue will include
color photography and greater emphasis on
Fulford says the new Saturday Night will
be a "very impressive package".
But if Saturday Night dies what will take
its place? Where will Canada's writers go to
put their views into print? Of course these
writers will find other outlets for their work
but it may be a long time before there is
another truly national outlet. Page 8
Thursday,  October 31,   1974
Nixon not
nixed yet
— A group of about 150 Califor-
nians, headed by former state
department officer Bayeux Baker,
is forging a drive to bring Richard
Nixon back into politics as the
leader of a third political party in
Baker, a San Francisco investor,
calls his group the "Seventy Sixin'
with Nixon Committee."
The group has placed classified
ads in some California newspapers
that read, "to honor the former
president on the 200th birthday of
the republic, let's turn loose the
bull moose."
The reference to "Bull Moose",
of course, is an allusion to Teddy
Roosevelt's third party drive in
1912, known as the progressive
"Bull Moose" ticket.
Baker acknowledges that the
constitution would appear to forbid
Nixon from holding the president's
office more than twice, but he
argues that since Nixon never
finished his second term, he may
get around the constitution.
Baker says he hasn't discussed
his plans directly with Nixon, but
has been inclose contact with those
around'Nixon. He also says he's
closely associated with Rabbi
Baruch Korff's National Committee for Fairness to the
He says the "Seventy Sixin' with
Nixon Committee" will sponsor a
bicentennial celebration on July 4,
1976, "to honor Mr. Nixon and
serve as a vehicle for him to reply
to his critics."
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Page 9
Waffle leader denied job
TORONTO (CUP) — Jim Laxer,
a leader of the Waffle movement
and a teacher of political economy
at York University, was recently
refused a position in the University
of Toronto's sociology department.
Laxer, who is well known for his
left wing, nationalist politics and
was one of the founders of the New
Democratic Party's Waffle faction
— which last year split from the
party — applied last year for a
teaching position.
A former student member of the
sociology department's staffing
selection committee, which
recommends staffing decisions to
the department chairman,
maintained Laxer was not hired
because of "pressure from the
Laxer said he was informed by a
member of the hiring committee
that the body recommended to
department chairman Irving
Zeitlin that he be hired.
"The decision obviously was
taken further on up," Laxer said.
Zeitlin, however, denied that his
advisory staffing selection committee recommended he hire
Zeitlin said there were "no
political considerations" in
Laxer's rejection.
Laxer said the department never
officially informed him of the
rejection, nor of why he was
The University of Toronto
sociology department has been
under fire since August when it
hired no Canadians to fill eight
teaching positions.
Piss on you
SAN FRANCISCO (CUP-CPS) — Thick skin is a psychological
requirement for workers in the San Francisco mail room of the
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Every day the ACLU mail clerks face a mountain of hate mail. Every
day, the mail clerks tear open envelopes full of excretement, shreds of
toilet paper and scrawled notes like: "Piss on you bunch of communists."
The letter writers, many of them obsessed with human waste, have
found a hundred different ways to express their displeasure with the
ACLU. The mail clerks in return, dutifully classify all hate mail in one
of the following categories.
ANAL: "Trustyou all fall in the toilet. Advise so I can pull the chain."
"Shit on you—in hard lumps." "Take this idea and all your other stupid
ones and stuff them up your rear end."
ANTI-COMMUNIST: "Are you paid off by Ellsburg or the Reds?"
"Why don't you hippies join the communist party and leave the country
alone. Amen."
Revenue Canada
To meet its requirements for professionals, our Department has developed a one
yeartraining programfor university graduates.
Through appropriate courses given at our
training centre in Ottawa, alternating with
on-the-job training sessions in our district
offices throughout Canada, we intend to
graduate qualified taxation officers, especially in the Audit, Verification and Collections areas.
We invite you to come and meet our
recruiting teams for interviews from Nov. 11.
For more information, contact your university
placement office.
| OCT. 29 - NOV. 9
—marise savaria photo
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN? No, it's an up-to-date picture of new $4 million museum of anthropology being
built on northern edge of campus to house UBC's 10,000-piece collection of Northwest Coast Indian Art
together with other ancient tribal art. Despite construction strikes and whatnot, completion date is set for
next April. 	
tiny island kingdom was touched
by grapeness Wednesday as
pedant cum sportsman, Mai cum
MacBegger, strolled through the
puce palace.
MacBegger, who pre-dates
Methuselah and dates island lovely
Golly Haze, appeared to make
good a wager on the island's touted
cricket match. He lost when Golly
pulled the legs off his pet
crasshopper, Aristotle Plato Hank
Aaron Smith.
Call 688-7274        ^
And tell Garry you want |
to book a "GOOD" band I
Room 108—12 Water St.
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Thursday,  October 31,   1974
Poof heavies
debate issue
Yet another debate on the pros
and cons of the proposed new
indoor pool is planned for noon
today in the SUB auditorium.
The debate, organized by the
Alma Mater Society speakers
committee, will cover issues
involved in the coming
referendum asking students if
they favor cutting off student
funding for the structure.
Well-known Canadian geologist
Kenneth North will speak to the
Vancouver Institute Saturday on
Canada's gas and oil resources.
The lecture will be held in
lecture hall two in the
Instructional Resources Centre at
8:15 p.m. Admission is free.
Bedpost sex
Does your husband lose his
flavor by the bedpost overnight?
Is your wife beginning to look
like a bedpost?
Does your fiance(e) fuck like a
Then maybe you should talk to
the gentle folks at the psychiatry
department's centre for marriage
and family treatment.
The centre offers premarital
counselling to couples thinking of
taking The Big Step and marital
"Journey into Personhood", lecture
and  discussion  with Phil Thatcher,
noon, SUB 212A.
Free one-act plays — This Property
is   Condemned,  The Stronger,  The
Victims     of     Amnesia     —    noon,
Dorothy Somerset Studio.
Mr.  Street  speaks noon, SUB 205.
Get-together, noon, SUB ballroom.
Music      and     song     with      Gary
Thomson,     7:30     p.m.,     Lutheran
campus centre.
Dr. Jim   Harrison  discusses general
dentistry, noon, IRC 3.
Weekly     meeting,     discussion     of
anarchist    economic    organization,
noon, Buch. 1210.
Practice,   7:30   p.m.,  Winter Sports
Centre, gym E.
Meeting,     slide     show,     noon,
geography 101.
Pool debate, noon, SUB auditorium.
What's     happening     in      Ethiopia
today?,     discussion    with     Robert
Thompson and Ronald Allen, noon,
education 201.
General   meeting, women welcome,
guest speaker Warren Hague, noon,
SUB 105B.
General    meeting,    upper    lounge,
noon, International House.
General meeting, noon, SUB 215.
Theology      as      autobiography,
discussion    group,    noon    Lutheran
campus centre.
Election    of   officers,    noon,   SUB
Auditions for one-act plays, Freddy
Wood Theatre.
Clayton speaks, Evy dances,
pot-luck supper, 5 p.m., Lutheran
campus centre.
Weekly fellowship, conference
room, noon, Lutheran campus
Hot flashes
counselling to those who,
according to a release, "would like
to enhance their marriages, reduce
conflict or evaluate their
commitment to remain married."
Couples interested in either
service should contact Dr. Richard
Stuart (mornings at 228-6638) or
Dr. Peter McLean (228-2018).
. If you were employed as a
clerical or non-professional library
staff person for the administration
this summer, they have some
money waiting for you.
And since they're not telling
you, the Association o.f University
and College Employees, local one,
which signed its first agreement
with UBC Oct. 1, is.
Among the settlement terms
are improved holiday benefits and
provisions for retroactive pay for
both full and part-time staff who
were working for the university
between April 1 and Oct. 1.
Anyone who was working
during that period, whether or not
he or she is currently employed, is
entitled to make application for
additional holiday pay and salary
owning them.
Applications should be made at
the personnel department in the
old administration building.
Two well-known English
baroque artists will give a
lecture-recital on vocal and
instrumental ornamentation in the
early baroque Friday in the music
building recital hall at 3:30 p.m.
Tenor Nigel Rogers, and
harpsichordist Colin Tinely are
specialists in the baroque music
field and have performed, widely
in Europe. They are best-known
here for their many baroque
China show
A piece of China is on display
at the Vancouver Centennial
The museum is hosting a
Chinese art exhibition which will
remain here until Dec. 1 and will
not be shown anywhere else in
North America.
Four museum galleries are
filled with paintings, ceramics,
paper cuts, and embroideries from
the province of Kiangsu, China.
More than 18,000 people have
visited the exhibition since Oct. 8,
breaking all records at the
Admission is $1.50 for
JMoon rock
There's a piece of the moon at
the Planetarium.
The fragment of rock was
brought back from the moon by
Apollo II astronauts Neil
Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin in
1969. It is on loan from the U.S.
government and can be seen in the
foyer of the Centennial Museum
and Planetarium in Vanier Park,
A series of tests has revealed
the presence of various earthling
minerals in the rock, which is the
first moon sample to be released
for public display.
VOC sale
Looking for cheap outdoor
equipment to use for the coming
The Varsity Outdoors Club is
sponsoring a sale all day today
in SUB 212 for bargains on equipment and clothing for climbing,
skiing and camping.
If you want to sell old skis,
boots or packs you don't want,
bring them to the VOC clubroom
in SUB basement by today.
|Special Discounts for U.B.C. students!
63 books of
wall coverings
to choose from
10% off list.
Saxony Plush
Reg. $110.00
4429 WEST 10th
The Bookstore will be
closed for renovations
Friday Nov. 1/74
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
PART TIME 299-9508.
Host a Foreign Student
The UBC Centre for Continuing
Education is offering intensive language
programs for International students.
For periods from six weeks to six
months starting January 27, 1975.
Write or phone:
Language Programs
Centre for Continuing Education
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver V6T 1W5
... looking for a job with
a difference?
You are invited to arrange interviews on
November 7th and 8th for permanent
employment as Field Engineers in the
petroleum exploration areas of Canada.
Check with your Student Placement Centre
for full details.
RATES:   Campus — 3 lines, 1 day $1.00; additional lines 25c.
Commercial — 3 lines, 1 day $1.80; additional fines
40c. Additional days $1.50 & 35c.
Classified ads are not accepted by telephone and are payable in
advance. Deadline is 11:30 a.m„ the day before publication.
Publications Off hie. Room 241, S.U.B., UBC, Van. 8, B.C.
5 — Coming Events
10 —For Sale — Commercial
11 - For Sale - Private
2 GEORGE HARRISON tickets; best of
fer. Phone Steve, 224-9630 after 5:30.
Martin  after  6   :30.   980-4152.
ROSSIGNOL ST-6S0 SKIS — New unmounted 200 cm. $75 or best offer.
15 —Found
20 — Housing
HOUSE PARENTS—Challenging and rewarding opportunity for young to
middle-aged couple as house parents
for group care home. As part of the
staff team the house parents are
expected to provide warm & considerate child care for up to five children in Agency home. Qualifications,
preferably with child care experience
energy & maturity. Husband may
hold outside employment. Apply in
writing to: Personnel Services, 2006
W.  10th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.
LOST—1 pr. wire glasses in brown case
hitching home via Marine to 49th.
Phone 266-0051.
BLACK PHYSICS type hard cover note
book near dentistry parking lot 16
Oct.   Phone. 228-3422,  224-1409.
50 — Rentals
60 - Rides
65 — Scandab
discounts. Restaurants, niteclubs, pizzas, etc. Reg. $6.95, now $1.50. Hurry!
Limited offer. Co-op Bookstore, SUB
Bsmt.   8:304:30.
85 — Typing
EFFICIENT Electric Typing. My home.
Essays, Thesis, etc. Neat accurate
work.   Reasonable rates.  263-5317.
90 - Wanted
NOW GIRLS interested in starting ping
pong team please phone Lisa at Dene
House  224-9007.
99 — Miscellaneous
ENGLISH GIRL—23, would like to exchange letters with M/F from Van.
area.   261-5260. Thursday, October 31,  1974
Page 11
University expansion blasted
Scotia royal commission has
sharply criticized the"~mindless
fashion in which many universities
have been growing.
The report which covers a wide
range of problems in provincial-
municipal relations and public
services argues that universities
have  moved  away   from   their
proper function in a search for
larger enrolments and more
The overselling of education in
the 1960s, led by the Economic
Council of Canada, was based on
what the commission calls
"overstated and damaging
arguments" which emphasized the
amount  of  money a   university
degree would be worth to a person.
"By passively responding to
higher and higher enrolment
projections... without considering
whether vastly increased numbers
of university educated people are
needed, whether there are jobs for
them or whether all of the
prospective students want or can
benefit    from     a     university
Big names, minor works
The big names are all here but
not their big works. This makes the
fine arts study collection a middle
of the road grouping but
nonetheless a good show. The
exhibit, which runs until Friday in
the SUB art gallery, contains
contemporary graphics prints.
Not to be confused with cheap
reproductions, the prints have
been acquired by the fine arts
department through grants from
the Koerner Foundation, the
Merrill Foundation and various
other private donors.
Among the prints are works by
internationally known artists such
as Andy Warhol, Joan Miro, Roy
Lichtenstein, Picasso, Frank
Stella, Jasper Johns and Claus
Oldenburg — the majority completed during a five-year period
between 1968 to 1972.
Enjoyment and identification
with this art form comes easier
than let's say painting, partially
due to ones' previous exposure to
the artists' name, style or the
content of the pictures themselves.
The large Mao Tse-tung is easily
identified as Andy Warhol's
because of its similarity to his
Marilyns, and Richard Hamilton's
Kent State is an embodiment of one
of the most publicized and tragic
incidents of this decade. The
success of these pictures can be
attributed to their familiarity and
their pop treatment.
This prior knowledge comes
from recognition of events and
people through the mass communication channels such as
television, newspapers and
magazines. It is these channels
which directly influence the
This is evident in the prints
where photographic reproduction
methods have been used to 'lift'
images straight from the television
screen, the newspaper page or the
magazine page. It is the breaking
down of the fine art print into a
multiplicable and saleable commodity. Bedroom posters are fine
The graphics along the gallery's
west wall deal with 'now'
problems, our reality, a common
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Make your own with our
special variety of cheeses
and cold meats — add
tomatoes, peppers,
pickles. . .
base experience and visual images
that we are familiar with. News is
nothing without the mass media,
and printmaking lends itself well to
multiple reproduction and their
union is natural, right and
Of the prints in the show which
operate on a more placid level are
the friendly and serene pictures of
magic realism. Realist images are
generally concerned with objective
portrayal but magic realism is
subjective portrayal with an undertow of genuine love for the
subject. Ken Danby's The Skates, a
21-color   screen   print   clearly
speaks of nostalgia and fond
memories. The subtle coloring in
Christopher Pratt's Good Friday
captures the air exquisitely and
without frills.
The only ^complaint I have of the
show are the rather BLAH
minimalist prints on the east wall
of the gallery. Even though the
colors are brilliant they come off
insipid and quite lifeless,"lacking
any potential energy. The rest are
members of a potpourri of high
class, but not outstanding pieces of
work, their common denominator
being technical exactness and
education, the universities have
abandoned one of their primary
The commission, headed by
Dalhousie University economist
John Graham, also blames society
as a whole for part of the universities problems because of its
"misplaced preoccupation with
academic credentials."
Even though a student's studies
might be totally unrelated to the
job he was seeking, employers look
on university degrees as the only
acceptable form of credentials.
As a result, students are going to
university not so much for a higher
education as for "the certificates
that would make them employable."
A better alternative for young
people looking for credentials, the
commission suggests, might in
many cases be other post-
secondary institutions or even on-
the-job training.
"The function of the universities
is, or should be, primarily to
provide an opportunity for higher
intellectual study to those both able
to pursue and interested in pursuing it, and, in some instances, to
prepare people for the intellectually demanding
The arguments of the 1960s that
society benefits in economic terms
for the universities have also been
shown to be extravagant, says the
If society is not reaping
tremendous benefits from those
universities, the commission asks,
why should it subsidize them so
The people who benefit most in
money terms from a university
education are the graduates
themselves. Since they get the
rewards, the commission argues,
they should pay a heftier share of
the cost.
Graham and his colleagues
coupled that suggestion with a
strong recommendation for
generous student assistance in
both grants and interest-free loans.
That, they say, would keep
universities from being restricted
to an economic elite.
opLll ttie worlds a stage ...on CBCcI^adio
Here's your very own theatre, peopled by a cast of
thousands, created by Canadian and international playwrights,
and portrayed by Canada's leading actors. Lend us your ears.
Rekindle your imagination. Hear the best radio drama in North
America, every week, on CBC.
This is your playgoers' diary for November:
November 2
The Universal Justice
by Nina Klaiman
November 9
The Carrying Man
by Neil Munro
November 16
by Diane Giguere
dramatized by George Robertson
November 23
Yes Is For A Very Young Man
by Gertrude Stein
dramatized by Peter Brockington
November 30
The Year Of The Lord
by Christina Rossetti
dramatized by John Reeves
November 3
Charlie Is My Darling
by Barry Pavitt
November 10
by Menzies McKillop
November 17
by Chris Wiggins
November 24
The Sound of the Planet
by Anne Leaton
November 5
Women in the Attic,
by ACTRA Award-winning
playwright Len Peterson.
November 12
All Soul's Night
by Joseph Tomelty
November 26
Snapshot-The Third Drunk
by Donald Cameron
CBU 690
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