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The Ubyssey Mar 25, 1982

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Array UBC's job-stuirved students strapped
Many students won't pay higher tuition
fees next year — because they can't.
In a Ubyssey random survey of 35 students Wednesday, more than a third said
they will not return to university next year if
they do not find a job in what promises to
be a barren summer for student employment.
Another 40 per cent will rely on either the
student loan program or parental support.
Kevin, education 2, wasn't hopeful about
his job prospects for the summer. "I don't
know, there are no jobs. I'm a Teamster laborer and there's no work, so' I don't
know." He said he'll be unable to return to
UBC if he doesn't find work this summer.
The students interviewed declined to use
their full names.
"Hopefully I'll be working, but whether
I'll make enough to cover university, I
don't know," said Alanna, nursing 2. She
said she will return next year but if she
doesn't get a summer job her options will
include begging or selling her car to finance
her education.
Bill, phys ed 3, quipped he'll "rob a
bank" to finance his education next year.
He said it may be his only option. "I might
find a summer job if I'm lucky," he said.
- "I may not be back if I don't get any
Other students suggested "working Davie," dealing drugs, or living without food
for a year to cover the costs of attending
university next year.
Some students said they can't meet the
costs of a full course load any more. "I'm
only going to go :'.o school part time and get
a part time job (next year)," said Dave,
science 5. He said he will try to get a summer job and if he doesn't find one he won't
go to university at all next year.
"Hi mom, hi dad," is how Brenda, arts
1, expects to.cope with next year's tuition.
She said she will apply for a summer job
with the parks board but, like many students interviewed, expects her parents will
pay for her next year of education.
"I'm going up North," said Andrew,
geology 2. "That's going to pay this year's
tuition. I'm on a loan. I've got to get a job
for next year."
"Hopefully I'll have a summer job and
apply for the absolute maximum of scholar
ships, grants, loans, bursaries, rob a bank,
whatever. I'll lie through my teeth if necessary to get the maximum loan," said Scott,
arts 2.
Craig, arts 2, said he's working, but he's
living at home so the only cost for him next
year will be tuition. He said people should
have to pay for their education, but work
opportunities should be made available.
"There's a lot of jobs that need doing right
now could be done by students and currently aren't being done by anybody."
Ingrid, arts 2, said "Heaven only knows"
how she'll pay for an education next year.
"I've got to work hard for it (university
costs) hopefully this summer, and save like
mad," said Henry, arts 2.
A friend of his commented that the cost
of university and the recent tuition hikes
aren't really "that bad."
But Henry replied, "Granted, that's if
you have the money. If you don't have the
money fifty cents is a lot of bread."
Student j
market dead
Happy job hunting, folks: there
are three times as many students
fighting for half as many jobs as
there were last year.
"Well over 100 students a day are
coming into our office and we're-
concerned because we feel that our
job vacancies have dropped 50 per
cent from last year," Dave Bernard, manager of the campus
Canada employment centre, said
Bernard says the office has found
only 200 to 300 summer job openings for students so far. Last summer the centre found jobs for
almost 2,000 students.
Bernard says the centre has
already handled 800 student job applications since March 1. Last year
there were only 339 applications for
the whole month of March.
"We're getting between ten and
12 vacancies a day but at this time
of the year I would like to'to be up
to 20 or 30 a day in order to meet
the demands of the students at
UBC," Bernard said.
"We're facing a student population that is anxious and becoming
very aware that it's going to be a
tough summer in terms of employment."
Bernard says there would have to
be some major economic changes
for student employment to reach
the level it did last year. And as if
things weren't bad enough, the provincial youth employment program,
which usually hires between 500 and
600 UBC students each year, may
be in danger. That is,.if it still exists,
according to Dick Shirran, director
of student counselling and
"I'm just completely stymied,
apparently they aren't letting any
information out this year," he said.
I have no idea of whether there will
be a program and if there will be a
program how much there will be
around (in terms of jobs).
"Nobody seems to have any
glimmer of whether there's anything in the budget-for it or not."
Shirran says this is the latest an
announcement about the program
has ever been. "I've been in touch
with Victoria daily and they just
don't have a glimmer of what's
happening, so I'm completely in the
dark, which is a depressing t.iought,
isn't it."
AMS president Dave Frank also
feels the financial picture for
students is bleak.
"Things are really tight, especially if you're from out of town. With
all the" costs going up to attend the
university, my real fear is that some
students who have the academic
prerequisites to come to UBC will
not be able to afford it because our
student aid program ■ is inadequate,". Frank said.
He feels this is the worst it has
ever been for UBC students in terms
of paying for their education.
Odd jobs will no longer cover a
person's tuition, Frank added.
"Anyone who can afford to go to
university after painting fences are
mowing lawns is a miracle. They've
formed their own company; they've
drummed up business, anyone who
can do that should be hired on at
Mac Bio (MacMillan Bloedel) as
their president."
EUS executives launch
'autonomy no' crusade
A last minute "no" campaign
against The Ubyssey autonomy referendum is illegal and could result
in the entire referendum results being invalidated by student court.
A series of posters which appeared on campus Tuesday are illegal
under election committee guidelines, said Scott Ando, Alma Mater
Society elections commissioner. No
new posters were to be posted after
4 p.m. Monday, he said Wednesday.
The posters are sponsored by the
NO3 committee, part of the engineering undergraduate society.   .
"They know it's against campaign rules," Ando said. "There is
nothing we can do about it. We
don't have the manpower to take
them all down."
Deputy elections commissioner
Alexis Cherkezoff authorized removal of the bright orange posters
Wednesday morning.
Says the poster: "At present The
Ubyssey is produced from an office
filled with garbage and empty beer
bottles, operates with no clear editorial policy, and, in fact, not one
person on the staff will admit responsibility for the content of the
But the "charges" are ridiculous,
according to one Ubyssey staff
member. "I find it more than ridiculous that the EUS NO3 group can
fault us for beer bottles in the office," Nancy Campbell said. "It's
just a bit much, coming from them.
"Since our editorial policy is determined day to day by the staff,
naturally it changes to reflect the
views of the students on the paper
See page 7: ENGINEER
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BREAKING COLOR barrier, tennis playing student storms "all-white" bastion of sports tog elitism and bashes
a few balls around-on courts beside War Memorial gym. Black-capped underground jock leads rebellion against
preppiness sweeping campuses. "Death to alligator shirts and rugby pants," racquet-wielding revolutionary
shrieks on way to game, set and matching socks.
Planters out of their trees
You work all day running up and
down a hillside planting tree seedlings in a straight line.
At: night, you return to the camp.
Sometimes it consists of comfortable accomodations with a
cookhouse and showers. At other
times, you can be forced to live in
leaky tents and cook your own
If you work for a fair contractor,
you can make a large sum of
money. But if you work for an
unscrupulous employer, you might
end up with hardly any money for
your labors.
Treeplanting, a summer job that,
traditionally employs a large
number of students, can sometimes
be a lucrative occupation, but is it
frequently beset by poor working
and health conditions, a veteran
treeplanter said Wednesday.
Phillip Ditchburn, a treeplanter
the past six years and vice president
of the fledgling Pacific Reforestation Workers' Association, said
some contractors do not supply
eating, cleaning or sleeping facilities
for their employees.
And he said pesticides used on
trees present potential health
hazards to treeplanters.
"Some places will provide a
camp or a place where you can
clean up. Others don't give you
anything," Ditchburn told 50 people in SUB 212.
"There is a lot of pesticides used
on trees. They don't usually go nuts
on it, but they still use it a lot. Last
year in Terrace a fellow got quite
• sick. It was pretty bad and unpleasant. It is pretty well accepted the
pesticides caused it," he said.
Ditchburn said the PRWA is currently trying to compile informa-
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W Mini SERIES Thursday, March 25, 1982
Page 3
B lot faces barn storming
Spurred on by soil science professor Jan de Vries, UBC students
and faculty are saying "nay nay" to
demolition plans for the horse barn
in B lot.
De Vries has started a petition to
save the barn, which was built in
1919. It is one of UBC's oldest
"B lot is a dismal area and I see
(the barn) as one of its only redeeming features," de Vries, a member
of the university land use committee, said Monday. "I have a feeling
that physical plant wants to
demolish it."
The barn was originally used to
house workhorses, but by last
August it was used by the animal
care department. The university in
itiated demolition procedures in
August because the barn did not
meet building code standaids, but
de Vries fought for its survival.
The administration put th; barn's
fate on hold, and in September de
Vries padlocked the doors with his
own lock and chain to protect the
building from vandals.
"They (the administration)
would be happy to see it hit by arson, I'm sure," de Vries said.
Physical plant director Neville
Smith said the barn's future is "in
"The plan had been to have it
demolished because it's not
useable," Smith said. "It doesn't
meet the building code and it
doesn't fit in with other
But he added: I have received no
directive to tear it down. It's just
sitting there and not in the way of
anybody. There's no urgency to it."
He said it is not likely the
building will be upgraded. "My
feeling is that the university can't
afford to maintain old buildings."
De Vries said the building could
be used as storage area and the
parking area for vehicles, and
would not have to meet the building
He said retaining the barn is a
question of financial priority, and
pointed out a brand new paved road
alongside the barn. "(The road)
wasn't necessary," he said.
De Vries said the petilion to save
the barn has met enthusiastic
response and he is hopeful the
structure will survive.
But he said he's worried about
administration action once the
school year closes, noting the administration tore down two solar
houses while students were out for
Christmas break.
GSA autonomy
The move by the graduate student association to acquire
autonomy for the graduate centre is
unjustified and unnecessary, a UBC
student charged Wednesday.
"Student autonomy is a false
issue because we already have control of the grad centre," said
Yvonne Hebert.
Hebert is leading a small group
of grad students who are opposing
the GSA in their drive for
autonomy. She said the main issue
were food service and the fee structure at the grad centre.
"You can handle all these issues
with the structure we have and
without amending the constitution," he said.
"We don't need a new society
doing the same thing as the GSA
(does now)," she added.
But John Davies, chair of the
grad centre's board of directors,
said it is not possible to work under
the present structure. "We're not
really working according to the present constitution," he said Wednesday. "The present constitution does
not work."
Under the current grad centre
constitution, an administration appointed accountant controls the
finances. Davies is proposing that
students fill this position.
"The reason for autonomy is to
give the department representatives
(of grad student faculties; direct
control over the use of their
money," he said.
UBC's administration should not
be alarmed at GSA's move since
they were given ample notice,
Davies said. "They were informed
in November. If they didn't inform
the vice-president, then that's their
Davies doubted the credibility of
Hebert and the other students opposing autonomy. "(Hebert) represents the GSA on the presidential selection committee, but she
hasn't been to a meeting since her
appointment," he said.
"They're not well informed at
the present," he added. "We have
some positive proposals, while they
have not presented any positive proposals."
The vote for student control of
the grad centre takes place March
31 in a special general meeting.
— glen sanford photo
RAVENOUS AUTOS approach unsuspecting barn in B lot Wednesday, frothing at grill in preparation for feast.
As cars crawl ever closer to beloved barn, shrill voices cry out at injustice of tearing down buildings for proliferation of amoeba-like parking lot. See story, above.
No Jews or women allowed say Saudis
UBC has been negotiating with
Saudi Arabia for a student exchange program that might exclude
Jews and women, an administration
spokesperson said Wednesday.
The program is designed io allow
Saudi graduate students and Canadian faculty to study and conduct
Council boycotts Nestles
Nestles infant formula marketing
methods led student council
Wednesday night to institute a total
boycott of the firm's products in
Alma Mater Society operations.
In an almost unanimous vote,
council directed that all Nestles products be removed from AMS areas,
and that student representatives on
the university food services advisory
committee work for a similar
boycott by the university.
Rolf Brulhart, Infant Formula
Action Committee spokesperson,
told council Nestles marketing
strategy is causing disease and death
among third world babies. Illiteracy
and lack of clean water supplies to
mix the formula with lead to the
problems, Brulhart said.
Despite Nestles' Mar. 12 statement that it will follow 1981 world
health organization infant formula
marketing guidelines, INFACT is
continuing the boycott campaign,
Brulhart said
Nestles have broken three similar
agreements before, he said. There is
also wide disagreement on the interpretation of the guidelines by INFACT and Nestles, Brulhart added.
Education representative Jane
Smith opposed the motion. S he said
she was being forced to vote on
"breast feading versus bottle
feeding." Smith said the solution is
to educate people as to the proper
use of the formula, and that the
positive aspects of the formula
should be stressed rather than just
the negative ones.
Home economics representative
Jane Newton was the only other
councilor to oppose the motion.
The graduate student association
recommended a similar boycott to
the graduate students centre Mar.
UBC food services director
Christine Samson said last wsek she
would agree to instituting selective
boycotts for "very good and well
documented reasons."
Nestle's products include
Nescafe, Encore, Tasters Choice,
Nestea, Libby's, and Beech-nut
research in each other's countries.
The talks between the two countries
are in "a very preliminary stage,"
said Martha Hazevoet, secretary to
UBC administration president
Doug Kenny.
Essam Shaikh, Saudi Arabia's
educational mission director, said
in a CBC radio interview March 15
that some said Jews and women
students would not be allowed in
the program for security and
cultural reasons. But women professors would be welcome, he said.
He said "Zionists" would not be
welcome in the country. He said a
Zionist would be considered "a person who is out to destroy Saudi
Arabia, to destroy everything
around it, to make Israel the promised land."
About women, Scheich said:
"Because of the culture in Saudi
Arabia, because of the way women
look at things, we are not interested
in that field for women. We don't
feel we can have them work in the
middle of a construction site," he
The University of Toronto has
already signed a five year contract
with the Saudis, citing the use of
unique Saudi facilities and the need
for financing as primary reasons.
But U of T president James Ham
said any discrimination would be
"just ground for termination of the
agreement." He said every term of
the exchange agreement must conform to the "institutional policies"
of U of T — including its stand
against discrimination.
Offers for the program have also
been made to McGill and Concordia universities and the University
of Guelph.
Concordia rector John O'Brian
issued a statement last week that insisted any deal would have to be
open to participants of any race and
Saudi embassy officials could not
be reached for comment.
McGeer 'welches' on bet
For $300 less in tuition per year,
UBC students can pretend they are
going to Harvard, but most UBC
professors certainly would not like
the idea.
Universities minister Pat McGeer
in a Friday interview with BCTV
talk show host Jack Webster, said if
B.C. university professors accepted
the same wage scale as Harvard professors, students could pay $300 less
in fees per year.
While full Harvard professors are
currently paid more than their B.C.
counterparts, associate and assistant professors are paid several
thousand less per year.
McGeer made a $100 bet in a
February interview with Webster,
that B.C. professors are better paid
"on average" than those at any major U.S. university. Vancouver Sun
education reporter Larry Pynn
subsequently discovered the Harvard statistics.
Although the average Harvard
salary is higher than B.C.'s average,
McGeer paid Pynn only $33.33.
Since only full Harvard professors
are paid more, while associate and
assistants are paid less, only one-
third of the bet should be paid,
McGeer told Webster and Pynn on
the Friday interview.
Webster replayed the original
February interview, where McGeer
made the "on average" salary bet.
McGeer refused once again to pay
Pynn, despite the segment's content.
The minister was in the wrong,
Webster ruled, and he ordered
McGeer to pay the remaining
$66.66. When he refused, Webster
personally paid Pynn the difference.
Pynn said he would donate the
money to the Canadian Federation
of Students.
McGeer also bet $100 to any
reporter who could find a province
that had made larger funding increases to its universities than B.C.
over the past five years, with the exception of Alberta. A special $60
million capital grant to Alberta
universities from that provinces'
Heritage fund counts Alberta out of
the bet, McGeer said.
The second bet has yet to be collected on. Page 4
Thursday, March 25, 1982
Short and curlies
Chuck cut his hair for this interview.
Chuck didn't need a haircut. It was an act of desperation.
After many rejections, over three months of job hunting, Chuck decided
to cater to any possible whim of the potential employer.
With more than 100 applicants for the two positions, the difference between getting hired or not may be as trivial as looking trim and clean cut.
Laurie faced an even greater problem as a woman. Women are the first
to be laid off and the last to be hired in rough economic times. That fact
was reflected in the job she worked at under a federal incentives program
the summer before.
When the firm didn't even apply for the grant because they could not afford the employer contribution, there was no hope of returning to that job.
Chuck and Laurie, like many students, are facing a summer where just
meeting expenses may be difficult. Obtaining enough money to return to
school poses even greater difficulty.
Students will be the last names on the hiring lists at offices and businesses, mills and mines, and in the forests and on the oceans of B.C. this
Each week, because of federal ana provincial economic policy, even
more businesses go bankrupt and more layoffs are announced.
For students, the alternatives are few. The Canada Employment Centre
in Vancouver suggested that students should make their own work. Cut
lawns, paint your neighbor's house, or wash cars.
But the fact remains that in September students will still have to find
money to pay for a 33 per cent increase in tuition, increased rents for residences and off-campus housing, increased costs for food, books and
transportation, and all other costs associated with being a student.
And as the summer wears on, don't expect the federal government to increase grants and loans to students.
For many the only way to return to UBC next year will be to get help
from parents.
UBC will become even more of an institution for those with money.
Will you have the resources to return next year?
Right thinkers like WASPy Watson eloquent
At last! Finally someone who
really has the facts straight has written in to The Ubyssey. We refer to
the fine letter by Mr. Brad Watson.
It's about time that a well-informed
and eloquent condemnation of this
foul rag has surfaced.
Though it strains one's credulity,
the anti-Canadian rabble thai composes possibly the worst student
newspaper in the country, seems to
have supported every subversive
"cause" that viciously threatens, in
fact or in principle, the Canadian
way of life.
This newspaper has been in the
forefront of the battle to resist tuition fee hikes. Why? Because the
staff considers accessibility to a post
secondary education a right. What
nonsense! We agree with Mr. Watson and argue thai if one cannot afford an education, he no! only
should be barred from attending
university, but that he does not even
deserve to attend.
The Ubyssey has been agitating
(in a style too reminiscent of leftist
cliques everywhere) for autonomy.
Why? So that it may continue to
peddle with renewed vigor its
unrealistic, impractical and cost-
inefficient notions of equality of
opportunity. No doubt The
Ubyssey will also take full opportunity to oppose the self-sacrificing
American foreign-aid program in El
Salvador, where even now the
resistance goes on against the red
fanatics who are mad enough to put
"human rights" before the interests
of capital. How idiotic!
But we have a champion. Mr.
Watson is a truly gifted citizen. He
realizes with complete clarity of vision the need for us to adhere to
principles of strict utility. For example, he asks: What does a degree in
philosophy, or any of the
humanities for that matter, contribute to the material well-being of
our culture? The incisive answer he
provides, and to which we heartily
agree, is: nothing at all.
To what may we attribute the insight of this profound mind? Mr.
Watson, an arts student himself,
has probably been exposed to the
fraud of a liberal arts education and
thus is in an intimate position to
know what he is talking about.
Poor Brad! What long years of
useless meandering through ancient
and frivolous texts. Plato's
Republic, Rousseau's The Social
Contract and that abomination Das
Kapital by Dr. K. Marx (the most
evil man in history), have probably
been all shoved down Mr. Watson's
throat. How cruel to be denied the
pleasures of Ayn Rand's original
thought, reverend Jerry Falwell's
transcendent tracts and the
Reader's Digest condensed version
of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations! How bitterly disappointed to
learn about profit maximization,
mortgage foreclosure and baby seal
killing. Nonetheless, with the genius
native to his class (upper-middle, 1
presume?) has leapt beyond all this
useless intellectualizing.
But what about Mr. Waton's
future after so many wasted years?
Don't despair friend, you may yet
save your future: a law degree or an
MBA are still options for you. Our
fondest hopes are with this stalwart
who is unblemished by any
ideological biases. He has managed
to make his voice heard among the
babble of the leftist radicals and
communist sympathizers usually
found on the pages of The Ubyssey.
However, after Mr. Watson's
brilliant analysis perhaps this sad
excuse for a student newspaper will
soon realize that a truly moral (as
trusty Brad implies) policy on admissions is only one which excludes
all but WASPS from this campus.
After all, let us be frank, it was for
those west of Granville and across
the Lion's Gate bridge that this
university was built. Why should
the taxpayer foot the cost for the
education of foreigners, both those
temporarily from abroad and the
pests permanently among us? Why
should WASPs even pay taxes?
User pay is the only tenable position; only those who can afford
education or any other service are
those who have any claim on it.
It is a sad commentary on our
times that so many traitors to their
class are active at The Ubyssey,
subverting the utilitarian principles
which are the only true foundation
of a moral economy.
Logan Hovis
Ernst Hamm
arts 4
G.A. Bernardo
Juan Westaway
arts 3
The  history  honours committee
for the preservation of self-evident
Davis misinformation rectified
Bluegrass in Novi's baroque
In a recent review of the Cecilian Ensemble, I stated that violinist Carlo
Novi plays bluegrass as well as baroque music.
I based this on a memory of a conversation with Novi some time ago in
which we discussed bluegrass; apparently time and suds fogged my memory
to include Novi saying he played it. Upon checking I found this was not the
case, and I would like to apologize for the misinformation I have
However, 1 will stick to my statement in the same review that Novi looks
like he plays bluegrass.
Kerry Regier, Ubyssey staffer
Open letter to Jack Davis, MLA,
North Vancouver-Seymour.
Apparently you are still holding
to the idea that foreign students are
taking the place of Canadians, and
that they are using all of the taxpayers money, as it seems to me
from your recent letter (North
Shore News, Sunday, March 14). I
think you already know what these
Canadian students, for whom you
cry a lot, think of you. They expressed their feelings toward you, in
quite a unique way for that matter,
on Feb. 19, when you came to
Simon Fraser University. But, I
think the public has a right to know
the other side of the story.
There were three main what you
call "facts" in your letter.
• Education is being given to
"well-to-do foreigners." For your
information, Mr. Davis, I would
like to point out, for example, that
there are 930 international students
currently enrolled at SFU, 858 of
them, that is 92.25 per cent come
from underdeveloped and developing countries of Asia, Africa and
Latin America. I don't have to convince you that these people are not
"well-to-do." You already knew it
when you wrote that letter. I just
have to let the public know what
kind of information you have been
giving them.
• That they are getting an education "regardless of . . . where they
come from."
Oh, Mr. Davis, I'd love to hear
you saying that the universities
should consider the origins of the
students. It would help the public
to know you even more! What you
are saying to my knowledge is that
the   students   who   are   currently
enrolled should be kicked out and
the ones from other countries
should come here. That is, for example, Europeans take the place of
Africans or Asians. I hope the
public understands the idea behind
what you are saying.
• That foreign students are taking the place of Canadians in B.C.
Aside from the fact that blaming
international students for inaccessibility to higher education is the
same as blaming blacks and immigrant workers for lack of jobs
(and we both know where these
feelings are coming from, don't
we?), I'd like to let everybody know
that international students fill the
places that are not taken by Canadian students.
To prove my point, I would like
to challenge you to show me one
single case — only one occasion —
in which a Canadian student who
had the academic qualifications to
enter a B.C. university was not able
to do so because there were international students taking all of the
If you can show me such a case, I
will take all of my claims back.
Ahmad Taherian
SFU international club
For some silly reason The
Ubyssey publishes letters from
members of the university community and occasionally from drug-
crazed hippies reliving their student
radical days. We make an effort to
print everything, but racist and sexist slurs or mindless rambles will be
subject to severe editing or will not
be printed.
March 25, 1982
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout
the university year by the Alma Mater Society of the
University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the
staff and not of the AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian University Press. The
Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241k of the Student
Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
The outlook for summer jobs for Ubyssey staffers was bleak. The Vancouver Province
wanted nothing to do with Keith Baldrey, Scott McDonald. Brian Jones. Craig Brooks and
Arnold Hedstrom. "Well fuck those bastards," they all cursed as Glen Sanford bragged out
working all summer at the Sun in the Pacific Pravda Press building. "Let's apply to Maclean's
magazine," suggested Mark Leiren-Young to the horror of the staff. "What?l? Work for a
less prestigious publication?!? Never!" replied Nancy Campbell with defiance. "How about
Mother Jones?" chipped in Chris Wong in a spat of creative genius. Muriel Draaisma grew
bleary eyed at the very thought of it, while Deb Wilson called rent-a-van. "Let's go." said Eric
Eggertson as he flew out the door with Rob Chipman close on his heels. The staff was halfway to San Francisco when they realized not everybody was present. "Where's Shaffin
Shariff?" somebody pondered. Not to worry, we were reassured, he was on his way down to
Hollywood to apply at Tiger Beat. Thursday, March 25,1982
Page 5
Prevent nuclear annihilation — protest to feds
The decision by the Canadian
government to allow the testing of
the Cruise missile on Canadian territory should shock and anger every
peace-loving Canadian. The Cruise
missile is not just another nuclear
weapon. It is an ill-conceived
technological leap which will make
nuclear war inevitable. William
Epstein, disarmament consultant to
the UN secretary-general, called the
Cruise missile "one of the most
dangerous weapons ever conceived
by the mind of man."
There are two reasons why the
deployment of the Cruise  rrissile
will make nuclear war inevitable.
The first is that the Cruise missile is
much smaller (in size, not explosive
power) than other medium or long
range nuclear weapons, and as a
result cannot be detected by satellite
surveillance systems. This means
that verification of nuclear arsenals
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Manners a matter of omission
When the day arrives for the
'Powers That Be' at UBC to ask me
to be the guest speaker at the
graduation ceremony, I will be
ready. They have undoubtedly
heard that I have been preparing a
block-buster of a speech for some
time now, just waiting for the appropriate opportunity to unleash
my wisdom upon the unsuspecting
mortarheads. This speech,
however, is no platitudinous piece
of oratory, but addresses a question
of such magnitude that other vital
issues pale by comparison. What I
will try to impress on the dear,
departing young men and women
far outweighs in importance such
commonplace abstractions as shaping new societies or achieving peace
in our time, responsibilities that are
always thrown at the feet of college
Just what is the issue I'm slowly
working myself into a lather over?
What is at issue here are manners,
and the lack of these in our society.
Now before you all close the paper
and resume taking notes, lend me
your attention for five minutes (the
ol' perfesser certainly won't miss
it). You may have noticed that the
use of manners have been disappearing faster than Gideon Bibles at
a convention of atheists, and it is
entirely possible that you, dear
reader, are guilty of certain infractions. I am talking now not of the
Emily Post "which knife do I butter
the role with" type of pedantry, but
of the oft neglected holding the
door open manoeuvre, or the nearly
extinct "please" and "thank you,"
both of which seem to have found
their way out of most people's
vocabularies. Other examples of
lost or misplaced property abound,
examples of which, if you used
them as a child in the presence of
your mother, brought a stern look
and a searing reprimand; at least in
my house it did. Is all the world
suddenly experiencing a state of
mass amnesia about what mom
taught us?
To be sure, the use of good manners is the hallmark of a civilized
society, and if there ever was a sign
of our regression to a Neanderthal
state, it is our abysmal treatment of
those around us.
What I am suggesting is that most
people appreciate good manners,
and when coupled with your
devastating personal charm you'll
be unstoppable in any social setting.
Why is it then that those whom we
would expect to be pillars of propriety are just half an evolutianary
cycle removed from Piltdown man?
I have two theories, both of which
are slightly misguided, that could
explain the strange case of the missing manners. And with the best interests of humanity at heart, I will
present these rational yet undoubtedly flawed explanations that
could help unravel the mystery.
First, there are those individuals
that are so preoccupied that they
fail to realize that they are committing some flagrant foul against
another person. As punishment for
this relatively innocuous violation, I
award these people a light slap on
the wrists and place the ball he If the
distance to the goal line.
The second type of manners
miser, however, will be dealt with
more harshly. These individuals are
unfailingly remiss in their obligation to show at least a modicum of
concern for the spiritual welfare of
those people with whom they have
momentary contact. In translation,
what I'm really trying to say is that
these jerks have no time for any sort
of polite gesture. The punishment
for this crime against humanity: being forced to hold open the doors at
the main entrance of the Hotel Vancouver for eight consecutive fours.
You may think that this is unnecessarily severe punishment,
especially those of you who have
tried to negotiate the doors H the
Hotel Vancouver. But after eight
hours of this torture, even the most
impenitent of individuals will come
begging to be taught good mariners.
The readers of this piece who
view themselves as amateur
psychologists are probably wondering if there is some deeply ingrained
personality disorder behind all these
omissions of manners. But such is
not the case. I would like to bi: able
to report that a recent breakthrough
has been made by a well financed
research team here at the university
and that progress is being made
towards finding a cure. But unfortunately, finding the cause of bad
manners is not high on the priority
list of psychological researchers, or
even geological researchers for that
But it should be! That is why I'm
currently in the midst of forming
my own research team, which I plan
to call The Manners Omissions
Commission. The mission of the
Manners Omission Commission will
be to carry out vital research
necessary in finding a cure for this
social ill. The research will be carried out this summer on various
beaches and in certain nightclubs
around the city, and as with any
research, funding is necessary. So
the ball is now in your court,
reader, send whatever paltry sum
your budget can handle in care of
the Manners Omission Commission
here at the university. Oh, just one
more thing, don't expect a thank-
you note.
Michael Dennison is an arts 3 student.
Get EX A Ced and
get complaints aired
Are you one of the many students
who has complained about tuition
fee increases, lack of financial aid
and program cutbacks. Now is your
chance to be heard!
The Alma Mater Society external
affairs committee will be meeting
on Thursday, in SUB 115, at noon
to begin a year of action. The committee is responsible for all off-
campus matters that relate to
students, as well as many on-
campus matters. Matters: cutbacks,
tuition fees, financial aid.
The committee theme is accessibility. Funding cutbacks, rising
unemployment, deteriorating student aid, and tuition fee increases
have had a serious impact on accessibility to post-secondary education.
All interested students are
welcome to attend. For further information don't hesitate to call
228-6101 or drop by SUB 262.
Get involved — attend today's
EXAC meeting!
Cynthia Southard
external affirs coordinator
and hence arms control treaties will
become impossible. Once all controls have been removed from the
arms race, it will continue to accelerate unabated towards the
obliteration of our planet.
An even more sinister aspect of
the Cruise missile is that it is designed to be a first strike weapon. In
other words, instead of being used
to deter a nuclear attack, it would
be used to initiate a pre-emptive
nuclear strike. The Pentagon, in its
myopic quest for nuclear superiority, fails to recognize that ihere can
be no such thing as national security
in the advent of a nuclear war.
History has shown that whenever
the Americans develop a new
weapon of mass destruction, the
Soviets soon follow suit. With
respect to the arms race, the Golden
Rule is always fulfilled. Should we
subject the Soviets to the threat
posed by the Cruise missile if we
ourselves do not want to live under
this same threat in the very near
It is discouraging to see Canada
play such an active role in accelerating the arms race, when we
could and should be playing an important positive role in stopping it.
Most Canadians seem to feel far
removed and uninvolved in the
arms race. The announcement of
Cruise missile tests in Alberta forces
every Canadian to make a choice.
Since it will be our government and
thus the Canadian people (you and
I) that will allow these crucial tests
to occur, we as individuals must be
held responsible for the consequences of this horrible weapon.
Either we can remain silent and be
personally responsible for the
deaths of millions, or we can fulfill
our responsibility as decent human
beings and do our bit to stop this
If enough of us as individuals
show our outrage at the testing of
the Cruise missile in Canada, our
government will listen. People in
countries all over this world are
protesting their country's participation in the arms race. We as Canadians must do likewise. Write a letter to the prime minister or external
affairs minister Mark MacGuigan,
House of Commons, Ottawa (no
postage required). Come and tell
Mr. MacGuigan your concerns in
person this Saturday at 2 p.m. in
the Robson square media centre.
And, on Saturday, April 24, join
thousands of other concerned Vancouverites in a Walk for Peace. The
stakes are too high to remain silent.
Only one person can prevent a
nuclear war. You.
Gary Marchant
grad studies
Grads.vote Wednesday
Recently a propaganda leaflet
was sent out to all graduate students
slating a number of lies and
misconceived facts about the proposed amendments to Ihe constitution of the Graduate Student
The letter mentions a new society
being formed. This is not the case,
an amendment to the existing
constitution of the Graduate Centre
is to be made at the annual general
The letter claims that the
Graduate Student Association has
complete autonomous control over
the right to be the representative
body of all graduate students. This
is not true.
Apparently, according to this
piece of garbage, bylaw 12 makes it
impossible to hire responsible and
qualified staff. This would be
rather silly if it was true; in fact it is
just a plain lie. Also stated is that
this 'new' constitution does not
represent the concerns of the GSA.
This should perhaps be rephrased
accordingly: this 'new' constitution
does not reflect the opinions of
three members of the GSA.
The purpose of the amendment
is to give control of the centre to
graduate students. The centre is
presently run as a university
building financed by a $25 subscription fee from 4000 grad students.
This to many graduate students (excluding the gang of three) is not acceptable.
To all graduate students.
If you think the centre is not the
hub of social activities of graduate
students or you are dissatisfied with
the catering service then you should
vote yes for the amendments to
the constitution.
This will enable students to bring
about the changes for the centre to
become more attuned to the needs
of graduate students.
The general meeting is to be held
at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31
in the grad centre. Please attend
and make your voice heard.
Hugh Williams
chemistry grad student
Parasites strike again
Once again the lunatic left, the Trotskyist League, is preparing a
parasitical attack on an important event organized by legitimate
groups on campus and  n the city.
On Saturday, March 27, at noon downtown, a rally will be held
protesting the farcical "elections" in El Salvador. The Trotskyist
League is neither involved in the protest nor invited but have indicated they will attend anyway, potentially disrupting the event.
This action by the Trotskyists is no surprise. Unable to attract people to their own events, they are reduced to leeching on to those
organized by other groups.
The effects of their actions are detrimental. Their posters on campus could easily confuse people into thinking that the protest is
organized by the Trotskyist League, reason enough alone for not attending.
Their presence at the rally, with their usual simple minded slogans
and apologies for the repressive government of the Soviet Union, will
detract from the message: the people at the rally are attempting to get
People genuinely concerned about the struggle in El Salvador for
democracy should come to the rally; Trotskyist sloganeers should
organize their own even.s instead of disrupting those of others.
Bill Tieleman, political science grad studies Page 6
Thursday, March 25, 1982
Twccn Classes
General meeting, noon, SUB 119.
Philip  Yung  speaks on  "is there a  right  and
wrong?" noon, Angus 215.
Also, barbeque, May 1, at Buntzen Lake Tickets
at AMS  box office for $3.50.  Yes,  we are a
legitimate AMS clubl!
Janos   Bak,    history   department,    and   Hank
Rosenthal,    continuing    education,    lead    off
discussion on "Solidarity and the Polish Crisis?'
8 p.m., Buchanan Penthouse.
"Making your Summer count," noon, Hebb 12.
Speed chess tournament, noon, SUB 215.
Everyone is welcome.
Ice skating party, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., TWSC
Main rink. Free admission for members, 75 cents
for non-members. Rentals not included.
Literature table, noon, SUB foyer
Apply for executive positions, noon io 1:30 p.m.,
Monday to Friday, SUB 235. The following are
open: cultural and sports co-ordinator, internal
and external secretary, publications and publicity
Executive elections, noon, SUB 211.
The players will perform scenes from Hamlet, St.
Joan and Waiting For Godot, noon, Buch   104
Meeting to discuss means of stopping fascist
groups from having "literature" tables and to
coin a new word to more aptly describe the
material offered up herein, noon, SUB 166.
Executive elections, noon, SUB 247.
Ray Rahmani, from Alberta Research Council
geological survey, speaks on paleoenvironments
and facies relationships of a tide-dominated delta
in upper Cretaceous Alberta, 3:30 p.m , Geology
No, the dead don't speak. Instead Roger A Sed
jo, director of the Forest Economics and Policy
Program,     Resources     for     the     Future,
| Hot I hshcs |
Trots show
revolting film
Have you ever wondered where
they get the money to print all the
stuff they stick in your face as
you're walking into SUB? Have you
ever wondered how they can afford
to spend all that time debating
miniscule points of history and
philosophy with innocents who
don't know better than to waste
time listening to them? And where
did they get their banner? Yes, it's
yours and ours favorite vanguard
party, the Trotskyists, and their
showing the film Revoluticn or
Death today at noon in SUB 209
and again at 7:30 p.m. in SUB 205.
Rebellion starts
Okay, this one is going to be real
friendly. It has to be, because a few
years now these jokers could be
running this province from the sunny climes of that tourist town
across the Strait. Who knows what
vengeance lurks in their bourgeois
liberal hearts? Moving right along
. . . annual general meeting of the
NDP club today at noon in SUB
Located at the back of the Village
on Campus
Washington, D.C, speaks on "Intensive Forest
Management Options in the Pacific Northwest in
comparison with Opportunities in Other Regions
and Countries," noon, MacMillan 166.
Bible study: Old Testament Apocryph, noon,
Lutheran campus centre.
L. Rosen demonstrates and explains
mathematical card tricks, noon, math 229.
Important general meeting, 1:30 p.m., Angus
321. Topics include elections and overnight trip.
All members please attend. Also, ride on Sunday, meet at SUB at 10 a.m.
Year end wine and cheese party, noon, St.
Mark's music room. All welcome.
Annual general meeting, new constitution and
election of next year's executive, noon, SUB
212. All members please attend.
David Ariel, Consul General of Israel, speaks on
Arab foreign policy and the role of Islam, noon,
Buch. 223.
Important general meeting, noon, SUB 125.
Non-members welcome.
Noon hour performance, "The Man Himself,"
noon, Dorothy Somerset Studio (behind Freddy
Wood theatre!. One performance so far has
received excellent reviews.
Film: "Revolutionor Death!" noon and 7:30
p.m., SUB 209 at noon, SUB 205 at 7:30 p.m.
Party coming up, plan now. Ice picks optional,
meet noon, SUB 241k.
Meeting to discuss new constitution and upcoming elections, 1:30 p.m., SUB 205.
Autonomy referendum, 10a.m. to4p.m., major
General meeting, noon, SUB 216. All generals
please attend. Full armor should be worn, but no
elephants will be permitted
Panel discussion on entrepreneurial women,
noon, Brock hall 302. Free.
Beer garden and geneal meeting, 4:30 p.m.,
SUB 212
Dr. Gordon Tener lectures on Transfer-RN A,
noon, IRC G41.
The Maternal Health Society is sponsoring a
weekend workshop at the Weaver Institute on
Granville Island. Today Claudia Silver Panuthos
speaks on choosing, carrying, having and living
with children. Seperate workshops on Saturday
and Sunday feature psychotherapist Gayle
Peterson and her husband. Dr. Lewis Mehl,
speaking on the interaction of emotions, beliefs
and physiology on birth outcomes. For more information contact Kathy Towne, off: 685-0729,
res: 688-0275, or Laurie Brant, res: 433-5827.
Worship with Rev. Ray Schultz, noon, Lutheran
Campus centre.
Sign-up for those members who are interested in
going to the B.C. Liberal's convention May 28,
29 and 30, noon, SUB 226.
Marxist literature and discussion, noon, SUB
plaza. Come by and sign up for the Anti-
Imperialist contingent!
Bzzr garden and film of 1976 Commonwealth
and 1980 Olympic games, music, 3:30 to 8:30
p.m., SUB 207/209.
Pat Carney, Vancouver Centre MP and deputy
finance critic, speaks, noon, SUB 212
General meeting, 3:30 p.m., SUB way,
southeast corner. Come see what the club's
about and let the president buy you a coffee.
Joined by Students for Peace and Mutual Disarmament, Latin American Solidarity Committee,
Environmental Interest Group, host a bzzr
garden for a better world, 8 p.m., SUB partyroom. Get bombed for p«ace.
Frontier Daze party with live band, 8 p.m., 2270
Wesbrook Mall. Advance ticket sales call
Sports night, 7:30 p.m., Osborned Gym B.
Just another free plug: auditions will be held on
campus today from 11 a.m, to 3 p.m. for Pzazz
Productions presentation of The Pirates of Penzance. For appointment and/or further information call Geoff at 536-3757 or Kristine at
Spring regatta, 10 a.m., Jericho Sailing Centre.
UBC SCC driving club, 9a.m., Westwood racing
circuit. Instructions on fundamentals of high performance driving and course safety, limited to 25
cars. Vehicles registered must pass safety inspection. Register at SUB 218. Also takes place
on Sunday.
Gordon Skilling of the University of Toronto
political economy department speaks on Poland
and the future of Eastern Europe, 8:15 p.m.,
Woodward lecture hall 2.
Post St. Patrick's Day tournament, 9:30 a.m. to
10:30 p.m., Angus 421. Also on Saturday.
Dim sum followed by our patented road trip to
Bellingham, 10:30 a.m. Details and location in
SUB 2373 or phone 228-4638.
Music of Spain: Alan Rinehart on guitar and lute,
Paula Kiffner on cello, Susan Elek on piano, 7:30
p.m., International House.
UBC vs Jericho Old Girls, 10 a.m., Wolfson field
(UBC). Round two in the league cup.
Touring ride, 9 a.m., meet south side of SUB.
Practice, 10 p.m., aquatic centre. See the multi-
talented "Beluga" Brooks in action.
Joel Feinberg, University of Arizona philosophy
professor, speaks on Consent to Exploitation,
noon. Law 176. There will also be a discussion of
this lecture at 3:30 in the Buchanan penthouse.
Punchlines   stand-up   comedy,    noon,    SUB
auditorium. Free.
Planning meeting, noon, SUB 273B.
"The Future," noon, SUB 111.
Canada as a nuclear weapon Free zone day, all
day, SUB foyer. Postr exhibition and official
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Page 7
Engineer 'no' posters illegal
From page 1
that day. And since the entire staff
decides the content of the paper, it
would be difficult for one person to
'admit responsibility.' "
Engineers decided to take the
"no" stand at their Tuesday meeting, according to one executive
One week earlier, the EUS received a presentation on autonomy
from The Ubyssey staff very well,
Ubyssey staff member Keith Baldrey said.
"It was my impression that most
people there (at the meeting) had no
problems with the autonomy proposal," he said.
But while the EUS supported autonomy in principle, they did not
want to endorse The Ubyssey in any
way, shape or form, former EUS
president Lance Balcom said.
Planting trees
good for students
From page 1
tion working conditions, pay rates
and health hazards for use by its
He said the PRWA, formed in
1978, has more than 300 members
at present, but expects membership
to exceed 1,200 this year.
Ditchburn said there are between
2,200 and 2,500 treeplanters in B.C.
and said 20 per cent of those are
students. "Treeplanting is a pretty
good job for students, but if you
haven't got a job by now the
chances of getting one are pretty
dicey," he said.
He criticized the provincial
government's policies on reforestation, and said students should
become more active in creating
more jobs in the treeplanting industry.
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In addition to circulating the NOJ
posters, the EUS published a column by EUS president Rich Day in
this week's NEUSletter which also
contravenes the elections policy,
Ando said.
"I wouldn't think of telling anyone how to vote, of course, but the
official policy of the EUS is a
strong NO3," Day wrote. "Think
for yourself, particularly about the
way the Ubitchee (sic) hacks us at
every opportunity, and consistently
comes out against whatever we happen to be doing."
Although the violations concern
both The Ubyssey and the elections
committee, Ando said he didn't feel
the referendum would be invalidated by the NO3 committee's action.
The referendum continues today
and Friday, with polling stations.
located in SUB, Angus, Woodward
Library, Law, Buchanan, Scarfe,
CEME, Computer Science, Sedgewick, MacMillan and the War
Memorial gym from 10 a.m. to 4
As of Wednesday evening, more
than 1,700 votes were cast.
Cap withdraws from centre
The Downtown Education Centre will continue to operate despite
the pullout by Capilano College.
Other institutions denied plans to
follow Capilano's lead Tuesday,
which assures continuation of the
centre's programs.
The Downtown Education Centre provides business oriented
courses in a location that is close to
the students' workplace. The centre
is operated jointly by a number of
post-secondary institutions from
the Lower Mainland.
"We're here in spades," said
Terry Gordon, B.C. Institute of
Technology assistant manager
"We're here next year and the
year after. Our courses are full," he
Vancouver Community College
gave similar assurances.
But Bill Little, Capilano College
information officer, said the college's program didn't carry its own
"Our courses were meant to be
training for industry and we found
them not cost recoverable," Little
The withdrawal was not associated with education cutbacks, he said.
Gordon said Cailano pulled out
of the centre because of competition and overlap with courses offered by VCC.
The Capilano withdrawal left an
entire floor of the centre unoccupied.
The space will be used for community education or for specific
courses if they are requested, Little
UBC uses the centre as an information office but does not offer
any courses.
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—The Ubyssey Referendum
Polls: Tues., Mar. 23-Fri., Mar.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Computer Science
Sedgewick Library
War Memorial Gym
Woodward Library
Advance Polls: Mon., Mar. 22
5-7 p.m.
Totem Park Common Block
Place Vanier Common Block
Walter H. Gage Common Block
*Poll locations and times are subject to
change due to availability of poll clerks.
Be it resolved that members of the Alma Mater Society of the
University of British Columbia(AMS)approve the formation of
an autonomous society known as The Ubyssey Publications
Society (UPS) with am elected board of directors, with a constitution and by-laws substantially in the form as published in
the AMS paper known as The Ubyssey on March 19, together
with any amendments that may be required by the British Columbia registrar of companies; and
That the AMS rent the current office space occupied by The
Ubyssey and the AMS Publications office in the Student
Union Building of the University of British Columbia,, to the
UPS for one dollar ($1) per year until the AMS' lease on SUB
expires, and transfer all assets in both offices used in the
publication of The Ubyssey to the UPS; and
That the AMS transfer the exclusive right to use the name
"The Ubyssey" to the UPS.
YES    □ NO    D
Be it resolved that two dollars ($2) of the current Alma Mater
Society fee per active member per year (pro-rated for part-
time students) be collected on behalf of The Ubyssey Publications Society, and that the current AMS fee be increased by
two dollars ($2) per active member per year (pro-rated for part-
time students), with such increase to be levied on behalf of the
UPS by the AMS, for a total of four dollars ($4) per active
member per year (pro-rated for part-time students), and that
all such fees received by the AMS on behalf of UPS shall forthwith be paid to the UPS for the publication of an
autonomous student newspaper at the University of British
YES    □ NO    D
Whereas the AMS by-laws currently contain a reference to
The Ubyssey as an AMS publication; and
Whereas if The Ubyssey is published by an autonomous
society (The Ubyssey Publications Society), as set out in the
above referendum question, an obvious inconsistency will exist in AMS by-laws;
Be it resolved that, subject to the passage under AMS bylaws of the above resolution approving the formation of an
autonomous society known as The Ubyssey Publications
Society, AMS by-law 1.2 be amended to change the definition
of "Ubyssey" to read "Ubyssey—shall mean the publication of
The Ubyssey Publications Society known as The Ubyssey."
YES    □ NO    D Page 8
Thursday, March 25,1982
Missing powerful political offering
missing adj. 1. Not present; absent; lacking. 2. Absent: said of one
whose whereabouts or fate in battle
has not been determined.
In 1973 American freelance
writer Charles Horman went missing in Chile, days after a bloody
military coup overthrew president
Salvador Allende's socialist government.
What set Horman's case apart
from the disappearances of thousands of others in the brutal coup
was alleged American complicity in
his death. According to Horman's
father Edmund, Charles had learned about American backing of the
coup and was therefore executed by
the Chilean military with U.S. approval.
The evidence presented by the
film   was   convincing   enough   to
overthrown in coup planned by CIA
Four weeks later Horman was no
longer missing. Horman was dead.
Directed by Costa-Gavras
At the Dunbar/Odeon
Missing is a powerful attempt to
explain what happened to Charles
Horman and to convey the terror
caused by state ordered political
disappearances that remain common today in many Latin American
force the U.S. state department to
issue a three page statement disputing its major points.
But few viewers are likely to be
convinced by U.S. denials of involvement by the end of the film.
Working from the basic facts of
Thomas Hauser's 1978 book The
Execution of Charles Horman, veteran director Costa-Gavras creates
a chilling story of official treachery
and terror.
Although the film is without
doubt one of the most political offerings to be distributed by a major
film company Costa-Gavras is careful not to make an overt political
statement, and instead allows the
story to make its own points.
As a result, Missing wins over audiences that would have reacted
negatively to the dogmatism shown
in his earlier film State of Siege,
which sympathetically fictionalized
the kidnapping and execution of
American police advisor Dan Mitrione by guerrillas in Uruguay.
In Missing Costa-Gavras shows
that he can be political but also tell
a story about the relationships between people in difficult times.
Sissy Spacek is outstanding as Joyce
Horman, fighting with U.S. embassy officials who claim they cannot find Horman, and trying to get
along with Horman's father, a businessman who comes to Chile to help
in the search.
Jack Lemmon, as the father, also
puts in a good performance as the
law abiding Christian Scientist who
disapproves of his son's lifestyle but
ultimately comes to realize his faith
in the system has been sadly misplaced.
The atmosphere ot the film creates a palpable tension in the theatre. Costa-Gavras uses a series of
small vignettes to illustrate the post-
coup mood of repression and fear.
In an early scene, two women are
removed from a bus lineup for apparently no reason as Charlie and a
friend watch apprehensively. A soldier armed with a large bayonet approaches the women and cuts the
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legs of their pants off above the
knees. In Spanish, translated by
Charlie, the soldier says that from
now on women in Chile only wear
image of evil
the film
Later Spacek is trapped away
from home as the evening curfew
begins. She desperately searches for
shelter as gunfire in the distance signals the execution of shoot-on-sight
orders. Finally she hunches inside a
tiny alcove on the street, hiding behind some plants. She is awakened
in the dead of night by a beautiful
white stallion galloping down the
deserted street, pursued by a jeepful
of soldiers firing automatic weapons into the silence. The dreamlike
image of evil colors the film from
then on.
Costa-Gavras uses such imagery
to build suspense in Missing without resorting to gory scenes of murder or torture, although there is no
shortage of bodies in the film. He
also breaks the tension regularly by
returning to the changing relationship between Spacek and Lemmon.
Missing has only a few faults.
One gratuitous scene has Lemmon
addressing political prisoners by
loudspeaker in the national stadium
in an attempt to determine if his son
is there. It borders on the ridiculous
and should have been cut. Costa-
Gavras also has an earthquake hit
while Lemmon is in his hotel room
and for a moment the audience
flashes back to the China Syndrome.
Missing's success, like that of
Warren Beatty's Reds, may open
doors for other filmmakers hoping
to tell the stories of real people involved in political situations, instead of the usual Hollywood dross.
Costa-Gavras has shown, far more
effectively than Beatty, that controversial political movies can be made
for a mass audience without sacrificing either the film's quality or the
story's principles. It's a major
achievement that bodes well for future cinema in the 1980s.
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