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The Ubyssey Mar 23, 1979

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Array Strike supporters busted
Canadian University Press
A spontaneous demonstration of
support for striking clerical workers
at Simon Fraser University ended
abruptly Thursday with the unexpected arrest of 18 people.
The 18, mostly students, were
charged with obstructing a police
officer in his line of duty and then
released on notice to appear in
The 18 were part of a much larger
group which blocked the entrance
to the university after listening to
John Fryer, general secretary of the
B.C. Government Employees
Union, say the SFU administration
would not give in to union demands
as long as people were permitted to
j cross the picket line.
RCMP staff sergeant Paul Starek
called the constantly moving picket
line a "mob." "We can't allow
mob rule to take over," he added.
More than 30 police officers
arrived at the picket line. Their first
tactic was to photograph the group
and hope they would disperse,
Starek said.
Traffic was not allowed to enter
the university for several hours as
the police photographed the group.
Starek said arresting the students
would   only   turn    them    into
"heroes," but then an hour later
traffic came up the hill again and
Starek said there had been a change
in tactics.
The first student was arrested
soon after he refused to follow
orders to clear the way for a car
police were escorting through the
Then officers began to drive a
wedge in the blockade, forcing
picketers off the road and onto the
traffic island of the intersection.
Several students were pulled onto
the ground, handcuffed and
scraped along the road. Some
students who offered no resistance
were also pushed to the ground and
dragged to a waiting police van.
At least two of the arrested were
teaching assistants and one was an
executive member of the teaching
support staff union.
SFU administration president
George Pedersen was unaware of
the events at the picket line and had
to be briefed by a reporter who
called for his reaction.
The rally was accompanied by 90
professors who cancelled classes to
demonstrate their displeasure with
the administration's handling of the
The rally was held in support of
the Association of College and
University Employees local 2,
which has been on strike since
March 8.
About 125 people walked in a
large circle at the only entrance to
the university before the arrests
were made, chanting: "They say
cutback, we say fight back" and
"Hey, hey what do you say, no cars
cross today."
About 800 students attended a
rally Wednesday sponsored by
LEARN (Leave Education Alone
Right Now), a group which supports the administration's position
in the  labor  dispute.
Vol. LXI, No. 65
UBC seeks to
sneak in fees
STUDENTS RESISTING ARREST on picket line at Simon Fraser
University are handcuffed and taken away by police Thursday as dispute
escalates into confrontation between supporters of Association of
University and College Employees and university. Eighteen people were
arrested by 30-member RCMP squad after picket line protestors refused
to stop blocking traffic to SFU at corner of Gaglardi Way and Curtis.
They were later released on notice to appear in court.
AMS gets Short end ef election
A student politics analysis.
The student representative assembly has a
new president, senator-at-large Brian Short.
In a three-horse contest Thursday night
Short defeated arts representative Bob Staley
by a vote of 25 to 13 in the final showdown.
Senator-at-large Geoff Smith was eliminated
on the first ballot after he received only four
Elections of the new student representative
assembly executive comprised the first three
hours of what turned out to be a five-hour
Glenn Wong, student board of governors
representative, defeated science representative Craig Brooks and education senator
Frank Lee for the position of secretary-
treasurer, grabbing 28 votes on the final
ballot to runner-up Brooks' 10.
The race for the position of external affairs officer was the closest one of the
evening, with outgoing president Valgeet
Johl edging out senator-at-large Chris
Niwinski by a 21 to 18 margin.
The new executive will not differ  substantially from its predecessor,  with  Johl
simply changing positions and Short and
Wong, two of the major shakers at every
SRA meeting, stepping into more official
positions of power.
As the new president, Short boasts impressive student-politico credits. The
president of the engineering undergraduate
society, senator-at-large, and would-be
constitution changer, stated openly on
numerous occasions his desire for the
president's position, and his choice seemed
to be a popular one.
At the end of his first evening behind the
gavel, a motion was made commending him
for his conduct which passed unanimously
and to great applause. When last seen, he
was being carried unceremoniously to the
nearest aquatic facility.
Johl's credentials as new external affairs
officer are equally substantial.
As arts undergraduate society president,
president of SRA, external affairs committee
member, she has done almost everything in
the few years she has been at UBC. Johl
vowed to keep up the strong work done by
Andrew, and in a confidential interview
admitted she is still a teenager.
Rounding out the new triumvirate, Glenn
Wong boasts perhaps the most influential
past distinctions. Outgoing AMS finance
director, current student board representative, and would-be superjock, Wong flashed
a boyish grin and said: "What's with you
guys, would I ever lie to you?"
During the marathon election session the
pre-election speeches of every candidate in
every race were virtually identical. They all
said they have extensive experience in student
politics, and spouted the same opinions
which presidential candidate Bob Staley
referred to as "motherhood issues." Staley
then proceeded to parrot the very same
Comments such as, "We've got to get
back to the grassroots and encourage more
undergraduate society involvement," and
"the student administration committee has
been greatly misunderstood in the past year,
we've got to re-establish SRA's relation with
them," were some of the typical statements.
UBC students will face a tuition
fee hike next fall, but will only be
informed of the increase after
nothing can be done or said about
it, an Alma Mater Society official
charged Thursday.
"It's a lot easier to make the announcement when students are not
on campus," Kate Andrew,
outgoing AMS external affairs
officer, said Thursday.
"From indications I've received,
the administration is aiming for a
five to 10 per cent increase,"
Andrew said, "but my estimate is
seven to eight per cent."
Valgeet Johl, newly-elected AMS
external affairs officer, said administration president Doug Kenny
told her at Monday night's Alumni
Association dinner that a fee increase was upcoming.
"I went up to him afterward and
asked him if the tuition fee increase
would be between five and 10 per
cent, and he as much as said
'yes,' " Johl said.
Andrew said the administration
is fully aware the announcement
will not be made until after The
Ubyssey stops publishing, and
when students will not be able to
voice their opinions on the hike.
She   added   she   is   disappointed
See page 9: UBC
/ ^
Question: What could
motivate members of B.C.'s
four normally fractious political
parties to unite in a common
Answer: A chance to rid the
provincial legislature of Social
Credit Point Grey MLAs Garde
Gardom and Pat McGeer.
That's the situation developing in normally staid Point Grey
aa the nomination fight of the
year shapes up to be a vicious
brawl w^th ^ McGeer, Gardom
and supporters taking on the
Socred, Liberal, Conservative
and even NDP coalition behind
Diane Hartwick and an as yet
unchosen running mate.
Hartwick, who began her
campaign to challenge McGeer
and Gardom for one of the
riding's two Socred nominations
some nine months ago, has sold
several hundred memberships to
supporters from all four parties
anxious to see the two former
Liberal MLAs run out of office.
^ See page 9: HARTWICK  J Page 2
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Pag* 3
Fight for rights kills law committee
Fighting for women's rights has
cost the women's committee of the
law students' association their
In a meeting Thursday, the LSA
executive defeated a motion to
constitute a women's committee by
a vote of 5 to 3 with two abstentions. As a result, the women's
committee will not be budgeted by
the LSA.
As the women's committee is not
a standing committee of the LSA, it
must be reconstituted each year.
"The motion passed unanimously last year," law student
Joanne Ranson said Thursday. She
added that the motion was defeated
because the executive felt the
women's committee is a political
interest group.
"They feel that we are using the
colors of the LSA to promote
political issues."
Ranson said she thought
executive members are disturbed by
women's committee members' reactions to sexism.
"We were commended on our
women's auxiliary programs, and if
we kept ourselves to those
programs, there wouldn't be any
The executive complained the
women's committee was discriminatory in restricting its actions
to women's issues,  thus  limiting
hit fees
say cutback, we say fight back"
chanted about 3,000 Nova
Scotia students as they marched
to the provincial legislature
Wednesday to protest recent
government funding decisions.
"Freeze the fees," angry
students told Conservative
premier John Buchanan, as he
attempted to rationalize his
government's grant increase of
only 5.5 per cent for the province's post-secondary institutions.
Nova Scotia universities have
predicted tuition hikes of $150 to
$200 and cutbacks in services as
a result of the low grant.
"Our government has a concern for the quality of education," Buchanan told the
students. "We will be very
distressed if the institutions increase fees over the cost of living."
But he could not explain why
his government is spending less
on education than its federal
grant for that purpose. Normally, the grant only covers about
half of provincial spending.
When told that the government of New Brunswick and
Prince Edward Island announced grant increases of 8.6 and 8.8
per cent, the premier said Nova
Scotia spends $30 million more
on education than New
Brunswick. He later told the
crowd that Nova Scotia has 90
per cent more students than New
Buchanan also told the
students he knows
"responsible" students would
like to earn their tuition this
summer. "The province will
gear up its student employment
program," he said.
But B. J. Arsenault, chairman
of the student union of Nova
Scotia, said that "to offset the
L See page 7: DON'T
men's participation in the committee.
"They have a basic misunderstanding that men can't be interested in women's issues," said
Ranson. "They couldn't understand what the need for a
women's committee was. It was
only in 1972 that women gained
access to the (law building) coffee
room, and that was only after the
administration intervened."
First-year representative Gary
Cohen voted in favor of the motion
and said he was disappointed with
the result of the vote.
"I asked them (the executive) to
give me reasons why I shouldn't
resign," said Cohen Thursday. "I
felt that they were acting excessively
He added he would probably
retain his position, if only to
provide the LSA executive with a
Law society ombudsman John
Green said he was surprised at the
result of the vote, even though he
voted against it.
"The (women's) committee is
seen as focused strictly at
feminists' women's issues, and if
you are not of that particular
persuasion, there is nothing in that
committee for you," he said.
He   added   that   it   would   be
basically the same situation if the
LSA were to fund an NDP club, as
that would not be of any service to
many law students.
"There wouldn't be anything in
it for them because they don't share
those views."
LSA internal vice-president Jan
Bryant said although she voted in
favor of the motion last year, she
abstained from voting because she
doesn't agree with the aims and
objectives outlined in the motion.
She said she had participated in
hammering out a set of aims and
objectives for the establishment of
the women's committee, but added
the current motion did not include
"A women's committee should
represent the bulk of women in the
school," said Bryant. "I object to
their stance on the Lady Godiva
She said the vote defeating the
constitution of the women's
committee was not a rejection of
the committee, but a rejection of
their goals.
"People wanted more time to
talk about the policy. Everybody
felt pressured into saying 'yes' or
'no.' "
See page 7: REDNECKS
— ross burnett photo
Liberals are dividing Canada, Tory says
The federal Liberal government
is antagonizing federal-provincial
relations and dividing the country
with misguided language policies,.
Progressive Conservative MP David
Crombie charged Tuesday.
Crombie, former mayor of
Toronto and MP for Toronto-
Rosedale, told 120 people in the law
building that Canadians cannot afford the luxury of re-electing a
Liberal government.
"Obviously I think they should
be turfed out of office," he said.
"Mr. Trudeau is a person who
understands political power by try
ing to create confrontation and
divide people."
Crombie said that rather than
continually fight with the provinces
for more power, the federal government should be working on a more
cooperative level, creating new institutions to ensure better communication between the two levels
of government.
"We have to move towards more
shared powers," he said. "We're
better off to move into the field of
concurrent jurisdiction."
Areas such as education, which
are now under exclusively federal or
provincial   jurisdiction   would   be
handled better on a cooperative
level, said Crombie.
He said the Liberals, unlike the
Conservatives, want to keep
language rights under federal
jurisdiction. "The Liberal policy
states that language rights should be
entrenched in the Canadian constitution, thereby placing the
federal government in a position of
direct responsibility for applying
these rights."
Conservative policy would allow
the provinces to entrench their
language rights in the constitution,
but would not make it mandatory,
said   Crombie.    Language   rights
'Yes, we have no prisoners'
The Colombian government has
denied charges of mass arrests and
torture in a recent letter to the UBC
chapter of Amnesty International.
Benjamin Lopez Ramirez,
secretary general to the Colombian
president, states in a letter that
Amnesty's claims of mass arrests
are greatly exaggerated.
Ramirez also denies charges of
widespread torture conducted by
Colombian police. He states in the
letter that a private doctors' commission investigates allegations of
torture and so far has found no
evidence of any violations.
Amnesty chapter spokesman
Fraser Easton said Thursday the
commission of doctors is actually
an arm of the justice ministry and
the government demanded the
resignation of the commission's
director after it found evidence of
torture in the cases of 34 imprisoned students.
Easton said the 'Colombian's letter is the first response the club has
had in its letter campaign aimed at
forcing national governments to
release their "prisoners of conscience."
Amnesty's original letter protested arrests based on manufactured charges, he said. Colombia
said a massive theft of government
arms during the New Year holidays
led to arrests, but those arrests were
unrelated to any reported crime,
Easton said.
Ramirez states in the letter only
"a few" persons were arrested. One
of them has been released, another
has confessd to his crimes, and the
rest are awaiting trial pending further investigation, the letter states.
Easton said he is pleased to
receive a response from the Colombian government, but added there is
further work to be done.
"We're happy about the release
of one person, if in fact he has been
released. Therefore, this needs to be
confirmed with the Ottawa office of
Amnesty International before we
take any further action."
should not be an exclusively federal
jurisdiction, he said.
"For 100 years the federal
government has had the power over
language rights and has failed to exercise that power properly because
of regional differences."
He said he favored the denationalization of the Liberal's new
oil corporation PetroCanada,
because it could be operated more
efficiently in private hands.
"The only way to pursue nationalistic goals is not necessarily to
have it state-owned," he said.
The entire issue of Petrocan has
been overblown by the Liberal
government to distract voters from
a totally inadequate Liberal energy
policy, Crombie claimed.
Crombie was hesitant in replying
whether or not the Conservatives
would negotiate with the Parti
Quebecois after a successful Quebec
"I want to be very careful about
that," he said. "I got into a lot of
trouble . . . once."
Crombie said he favored indefinite retention of the monarchy.
"I'm a monarchist. I like traditions and I don't think you should,
throw them out when there's no
particular reason.
"I look upon the monarchy as a
little gold ball in a silver box. It
represents the tradition of the
Canadian people and you can't get
to it, no matter how many governments are voted out of office." Page 4
Friday, March 23, 1979
No show and tell
It'll probably arrive with your marks in
the mail. Or maybe if you're lucky you'll
hear about it on the radio.
But you  sure won't  see    it    here.
Tuition fees will probably be raised
this spring or summer by the board of
governors, after most people have left
campus. But because they're so sensitive about bad press and ornery
students (and since education minister
Pat McGeer doesn't even think students
deserve to have input into education)
you're not going to have a chance to
make your opinion known.
By the time you find out how much
more you'll be paying next year, you'll
be too concerned with your work to
care. That's part of the plan.
And when there are no students on
campus, nor a student newspaper to
raise hell, nor student politicos to even
get slightly perturbed, the board will
come out looking like roses, while smelling like something totally different.
And even if most of us can afford to
come back and face another year of
equipment and staff cutbacks, there will
be many more students discovering that
those few extra bucks will severely limit
their ability to gain higher education.
In B.C., and particularly at UBC,
education is becoming a privilege, not a
right. Increased tuition fees are pricing
some segments of society right out the
post-secondary picture.
"But that's tough, right. I mean, I can
afford to come back. It's no skin off of
my nose. I'm alright Jack. It's a system
based on genetics."
The way things are going, the administration will soon be checking financial holdings and pedigrees before admitting first year students.
But even though the board of governors and administration president Doug
Kenny do not have the guts to announce
the expected hikes and deal properly
with student feelings, a fee hike will
have several other serious implications
for UBC and its students.
Fewer people of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds will be able to
make it past the gates at Blanca. And
that'll mean a loss for those people who
are able to get past.
A university stockpiled with students
who all have the same values, the same
backgrounds and the same goals is
hardly what one would call an institute
dedicated to the exchange of ideas and
the development of new ones.
It would be as sterile as West Point
Grey in the winter: lots to see, but
nothing of substance.
Trudeau affair an orgy of inanity
My thanks to the Liberal party of
B.C. and (I assume) the UBC
Liberals for inviting me to my first
orgy, with all those sweating,
gasping people pressed up against
each other.
I refer, of course, to the debacle
farcically billed as a talk by prime
minister Pierre Eliott Trudeau. In
reality, it was another royal commission struck by the Liberal
government to test the tolerance
level of university students because
if they could tolerate the conditions
in the SUB ballroom that day they
could certainly tolerate another
term of office for Mr. Trudeau.
Problem is, if we can tolerate
that much suffering coupled with
inanity, maybe we could even
tolerate you know Who as PM.
Therefore, the whole purpose of the
gathering was to perhaps pick the
collective brain of this university
for heckles to use in the House of
Commons because there were some
beautiful lines offered up.
People have actually said that the
students of UBC owe Mr. Trudeau
an apology. Bullcookies! It's the
Liberal organizers of the farce that
owe him an apology for creating the
situation. Sure he was greeted with
boos, barbs and heckles but what
does he (or rather they) expect when
people   stand   for   over   an   hour
waiting to get in and then get
crammed into the ballroom in a
scene reminiscent of the pictures
I've seen of the Japanese subways
where they hire people to cram
other people into the cars.
Even if I had wanted to applaud,
I couldn't, for fear that such
movements would get me arrested
for committing lewd acts in a public
I had heard that the Liberals had
to twist Trudeau's arm to get him to
come to UBC (and now they'll have
to do worse to bring him back) and
from what I could see (which
wasn't much) all the affair really
was was a media event to get exposure for Phillips, Gibson and
other political hacks.
Notice the TV coverage and the
large body of reporters viewing a
platform of Liberal candidates and
the front row Liberal supporters
who got seats before we even knew
they existed. But the plan backfired
because even though Trudeau
usually handles question and answer periods well, he was faced with
too hostile a crowd.
Sure he was heckled and booed
but certainly not as much as the
Alma Mater Society president and
the Liberal hack that preceded him;
they were lambs to the slaughter as
we had to vent our anger and
frustration on someone or
And frankly, I feel Trudeau
handled himself well in accordance
to the situation. Let's face it, he's a
politician in the parliamentary
system so he's used to jeers and
heckles and he gives as well as he
receives (as our friend "the creep"
knows). Yelling "Margaret" is a bit
below the belt but Trudeau showed
restraint and class. At least he
didn't "fuddle-duddle" us.
So  I  give him   credit   for  his
handling of the situation (which
was preventable, but I offer no
apologies). He did impress me,
though not enough to get my vote. I
was warned beforehand to expect to
be overwhelmed but I never expected it would be from the smell.
William Low
arts 2
Palace guard is irritating
To all those who were kept out of
the Trudeau meeting last Thursday:
The man at the door who decided
who could enter and who couldn't
was a Liberal party supporter/member who, I suppose,
was acting in his party's best interests. He tried to physically
prevent me from entering, but when
I refused to submit and said, "this
is a public meeting, I am a student
of this university," he let go of my
As he authoritatively forbade
you to enter this hall which you
actually have an interest in, you
may have asked yourself why he
was behaving as he did. Fire
regulations? No. He let in several
reporters and friends of reporters
after me (and as far as I know,
Rights conquer all apathy
I was sorry to read on your front
page Tuesday about The Ubyssey
staff, not being able to come to any
decisions on what to do about
apathy, and generally not caring
much. . ."
During recent months, I have
been impressed by the fact that
quite a number of people on
campus care sufficiently about
fundamental human rights — the
main issue not only of "modern
We're mad as hell!
We are writing to protest the
unruly actions of certain members
of the Gage Towers community and
their effect on other, more hardworking members.
On the night of March 19, near
midnight, a disgusting display of
hooliganism occurred on the
twelfth floor. Members of quads A
and B engaged in a raucous water-
fight that continued into the early
morning. Innocent members of D
and C quads were both kept awake
by the noise and subjected to the
unpleasant atmosphere of a
drenched and dirty ghetto the
morning after. It took the actions
of a house advisor to quell the
battle. We hope no more of such
juvenile displays take place.
quad C south 12
Gage Towers
living" but of living anywhere any
time — to make fine contributions
to The Ubyssey about the work of
Amnesty International and similar
organizations campaigning for
human rights.
Those contributors have done a
good job and you have done a good
job in publishing their articles and
letters. I am sure there are many
people on campus who appreciate,
admire and share this concern, the
growth of which should surely be
borne in mind as well as what you
call "general apathy." How general
is "general?" Punk and Godiva
were no doubt news; so is such an
authentic hero as Anatoly Sharansky. Thank you!
Michael Futrell
Slavonic studies professor
reporters are as flammable as
anyone else).
He never said that was why he
was keeping people out, in fact he
never gave any reason at all — a
point that you and I missed. He
merely assumed authority.
The room was already crowded
to the point that fire regulations
were a rather academic point.
Was it a conspiracy to only let in
favorable press? I don't think so. I
think the answer is both simpler
and sadder. The fact is that you and
I really don't count or mean
anything to these people. They had
their crowd and a few more or less
really didn't matter. I heard two TV
personnel talking outside. "There's
people all over upstairs, you're
gonna have to kick a few over."
You and I are a crowd, faces behind
the national news to the politician
and the people who record their
words and movements.
As I left the meeting, I asked the
man at the door who he thought he
was keeping people out, and he
said, "you're just damn lucky you
weren't arrested." Words to
remember when you're all alone in
the polling booth.
I apologize to him now for the
verbal abuse which I threw at him.
I'm not proud of it. But as the song
goes dear Liberal, "if you don't
underestimate me, I won't underestimate you."
Steve Rive
science 2
MARCH 23, 1979
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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
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Editor: Mike Bocking
Spring* ah, spring, when Kevin McGee's thoughts turn to whatever it is that old men think about
while everyone else is having a good time. The returning fire of the sun king. Matt, raised sympathetic
flames in the hearts of every young person and Peter Menyasz as well. Gray Kyles and Larry Green
gathered primroses to adorn the curly locks of Greg Strong while he stood at the centre of a ring of
happy dancers, Dave Williams, Geoffrey Jones and the mysterious K. Sturmanis. The strange poofta
rites were suddenly disrupted by gamboling satyrs Geof Wheelwright and Bill Tieleman, spreading evil
seed of lust. Tim Langmead and Ross Burnett leered at the innocent Vicki Booth and Julie
Wheelwright with fertile thoughts springing up in their minds. "Come live with me and be my news
guru," sang Tom Hawthorn to Heather Conn. Wendy Hunt, Ingrid Matson and Mary-Ann Brunoro
strove to defend their maiden virtue against the insatiable Doug Todd. Verne McDonald hid his face in
shame at the sight of such lasciviousness. "Doesn't anybody just screw anymore?" "Hell, no," said
Kevin Finnegan. "But they still play football, no matter what the season." He was right. Sunday at 1
p.m. in the field behind SUB. Friday, March 23, 1979
Page 5
'Just wallowing in self-Pityf
Where the hell is that goddamn
waiter? I haven't seen him in must
be damn near ten minutes. Fuck it.
I'll go find one.
"Hey, can you bring me a high-
"Where are you sitting?"
"Never mind. Just get a high-
test, I'll give you the token here."
"Sorry. Point out your table, and
I'll take it there."
"Christ, what do you have to do
to get a beer around here?"
This waiter's a real asshole.
"Okay, then, forget it." He disappears into the crowd.
The trouble with the above
dialogue is that I am the waiter, not
the customer. I work on the floor of
the Pit two nights a week in an attempt to get the rent check in before
my landlady calls the police.
I do not get free tokens. The only
free beer I get is one or two after
work to wash the taste of sweat and
sour smoke out of my mouth.
Unlike other jobs serving people at
near minumum wage, I get no tips.
There are other unfavorable comparisons between my job and that
of any other beer waiter in this city.
Rather than simply fill my tray
with glasses of draught and maybe
the  occasional  bottle,   I  have  to
memorize up to 15 different brand
names to be delivered in varying
amounts to the right people.
I can't sip on a brew during my
break to calm my nerves after some
drunk has puked on my leg.
And the people I serve will go to
almost any length to display the
kind of immaturity that would get
them flung out on their ear from a
commercial establishment.
Me, I have to be lenient because
the Pit is not a commercial
establishment. University students
seem to believe that childishness is
the perogative of anyone who has
been legally declared an adult.
I'm not talking about the majority here. Most students go to the Pit
to have a few beers, get a little loose
and meet their friends and colleagues in a convivial situation. But
the majority has to put up with
some very strange children.
The childishness of the Pit rat can
take many forms. The most common is drinking like a 16-year-old
presented with his first case of Blue.
The ensuing drunken idiocy causes
the rest.
There are the inconsiderate ones
who become so inebriated that they
are road-blocks. They stand in the
narrowest aisles between the tables
talking for long periods with their
friends while other customes stumble over and around them.
I might have to use that aisle 20
or 30 times in an hour, usually carrying a full tray of beer. Not only
do the "road-blocks" slow me
down so that everyone gets worse
service, but they are often responsible for spilled trays so that everyone
pays higher prices to make up for
the spillage.
There are the glazed-eyed
vegetables who stare straight ahead
every time I ask them if they want
to replace their empty glass with a
full one, then scream at me when I
don't bother to come back for a few
minutes, like the customer in the
dialogue above.
And there are those who bring to
mind Alice's comment while she
was wandering through
Wonderland: "He would have been
a terribly ugly child, but I think he
makes a rather nice pig."
These are the ones who tear the
plastic cups into small pieces, pour
their popcorn or beer nuts onto the
tablecloths (if you only knew what
foul things those cloths have been
permeated with), and who get their
infantile jollies by throwing, spitting or vomiting their beer at each
There are others who make not
only my life miserable, but impose
their foolishness on every other person in the Pit.
These are the singers who scream
obscene songs as loud as they can.
Obscenity isn't so bad; imposing it
on others is. And adding to a noise
level that already rivals a Kiss concert at the Coliseum is nothing short
of criminal.
I am not attacking the principle
of having fun. But having it at
others' expense shows lack of
respect for your fellows that can only lead to friction and hassles.
It also leads to bad service (when
I finally get sick of serving assholes)
and to such things as the Pit being
closed down, which has happened
As well, these people are
defeating their own purposes. They
profess to go to the Pit to meet people, but what will your new acqain-
tances think of you if you are
behaving like a deranged child? Nor
are many romances built on a first
meeting where one of the parties is
so drunk he couldn't put a pen in an
If your prof just told you you're
going to fail or you've finally completed that massive paper and need
to let off steam, go down to the liquor store and buy a couple of cases
of beer. It's much cheaper, even if
you include the bus fare.
Then go to some private place
and get as drunk as you want, sing
as loud as you want, and puke any
place you like. Every person who
goes to the Pit to have a few beer
and a bit of a good time will thank
you for your absence.
Verne McDonald is Ubyssey's
wired editor and has been a Pit
employee for two years.
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Grab your bucks while you can
Last week an overwhelming 70
per cent of student/Alma Mater
Society voters chose to give the
AMS a "shot in the arm." That
"shot" is the $1.50 to the AMS
operations and $1.50 to the AMS
intramurals program.
As one who has watched the
inflation-effects erode and reduce
AMS services  over the last  few
years, the latest medication has
come with a sigh of relief. That
sigh is also accompanied by a
thanks to the 4,700 plus students
that voted, to the many hardworking individuals in the intramurals program, and as well to the
people who took the time to put
together such a successful
There is, however, another half
to this referendum, the spending of
the money. A lot of ideas have been
brought up as to how the additional
funds should be spent. A buck and
a half is guaranteed to the continuance and expansion of the
intramurals program. But what of
the other $35,000?
While about 4,700 AMS members decided to give the society
more money, how many will decide
how it is spent? If you took the time
to vote, doesn't it make sense to
take the time to decide how money
should be allocated? If you took the
time and effort to get concerned
about how the AMS spends the
money it has now, keep up the drive
and keep on talking/com^
plaining/suggesting. Talk to your
undergraduate society, your
Student Representative Assembly
reps, your AMS executives, but
don't talk to yourself. It's your
AMS and your money! Get out and
make sure promises are kept and
your voice heard.
Glenn Wong
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To apply.
Application forms are available at banks,
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Social Insurance card; c.) Medical Plan
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Mothers or guardians applying for
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Distribution of these shares by
B.C.R.I.C. will begin immediately after
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The person making application has
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the shares.
Additional shares.
If you qualify for free shares, you have
the option of purchasing up to 5,000
additional shares at a price substantially
below their underlying value. This price
will be specified on your application form.
No individual or corporation may own
more than 1 % of the voting shares of
B.C.R.I.C. (although pension funds may
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pension funds, however, are not allowed
to participate in the intial share issue.
Can I sell later?
Yes. Stock market trading in shares is
expected to commence shortly after the
distribution date. At this point, a "market
value" will be established. However, it is
hoped that most British Columbians will
not only retain, but enlarge, their share
holdings. In this way, they will participate
directly in the continued expansion of
our resource industries, while ensuring
that control of these industries remains
in B.C.
Other questions?
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offer—or about B.C.R.I.C.—contact:
B.C. Government Public Information. In
Vancouver, phone 873-3455. In Victoria,
phone 387-6121.
In other areas, information is available
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British Columbia Friday, March 23,  1979
Page 7
Anxious rumors discounted
The UBC faculty of education is
not planning to lengthen its fifth
year education program but has
instituted two new entrance
requirements, Gail Spitler,
associate director of undergraduate
studies, said March 13.
Spitler denied speculation that
the faculty intended to extend its
current one-year graduate teaching
program to two years.
"Any overhaul of this program
(graduate) is four or five years
down the road," she said.
Education associate dean Naomi
Hersom said March 15 rumors of a
two-year graduate education
program occur every year.
"A large number of graduates
plan to attend fifth year education.
I think the rumor is partly due to
apprehension on their part and that
other universities, the University of
Alberta for one, have two-year
programs for graduates."
Spitler said the faculty is currently concentrating on extending
the elementary program from four
to five years and give course credit
for practicums. She said two years
is the soonest any such changes
could take place.
"It's a very packed four years.
There is little or no flexibility in the
program as it is now," she said.
"You've chosen two areas of
specialization and there is no time
or room for other choices. There
would be a chance for some more
electives, not a lot, but some."
Hefsom said she agreed five years
'Rednecks hurt'
From page 3
Bryant said she is surprised the
motion did not pass.
LSA president Randy Walker
said both parties in the dispute tend
to overreact.
Walker, as chairman of the
meeting, could not vote on the
motion unless there was a tied vote,
and refused to comment on how he
would have voted.
Walker wanted to have discussion on the motion and the in
camera vote, women's committee
member Shona Moore, said Thursday. The former LSA secretary said
Walker had made his negative view
on the women's committee quite
clear in previous discussions.
Both Green and Bryant said the
motion could be reintroduced in an
amended form, at a future date. If
the amendments meet with general
approval, the women's committee
can still be constituted.
Green also said the committee
could still obtain LSA funding on a
project-by-project basis.
"The redneck contingent will
vote against it no matter what it
says," said Cohen.
Ranson said the committee will
continue to operate even though a
budget and the LSA name will no
longer be available. She said they
might try holding a general
referendum among law students,
asking them to direct the LSA
executive to pass a motion striking
a women's committee.
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would create a more equitable program allowing students to take the
usual 15 units per year rather than
18. The extra year would give
students more time to study and
reflect on their course material and
fit together the practical and
theoretical work, she said.
"The five-year program would
bring us into line with the degree
programs at Simon Fraser
University which awards a general
studies degree and UVic which has
one year of pre-study before its
B.ed. program. However the SFU
program allows its students to teach
before graduation," said Hersom.
A statement of relevant experience and a grade average of 65
per cent are new requirements, but
these will not apply to students
already in the program, said
But academic performance is still
the decisive factor in the selection
of students, she added.
"People have the right to explore
different occupations and more
jobs for B.ed. students are opening
up    in    administration,    adult
education and recreation, areas
which do not relate directly to
public school teaching."
Next fall the faculty will not
reject students on the basis of their
official statement of relevant experience, said Hersom. The
statement will be used for information only and, depending
upon the results, might be used as a
more reliable criterion in the future,
she said.
Sixty-five per cent is the new
grade average required to transfer
into the education faculty or to
advance within it from second to
third year, and fourth to fifth
years, said Hersom. She said she
foresees no problems with the new
requirement and added the grade
average will be implemented in
steps during a four-year period so
future applicants will have enough
time to prepare themselves.
A 65 per cent average is already
required of graduates wishing to
enter the fifth-year program.
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Spitler said students in the program
should face the same criteria as the
ones transferring in.
Hersom said she sees an optimistic career outlook for
education students, but added
students must be able and willing to
move to rural or remote areas.
'Don't kill education'
From page 3
pending tuition hikes, a student has
to work seven weeks at minimum
wage — without spending any
Chants of "bullshit, bullshit"
followed most of Buchanan's
Arsenault said, "We're here
because education is a right. If they
want   to  change  education,   they
should change it properly, not by
killing it."
Bill White, president of the
Dalhousie Association of Graduate
Students, told the students they
must oppose the government's proposed introduction of differential
fees for international students.
"The fees can only be termed
racist," he said. "International
students have a hard enough time
already. There will be interprovin-
cial fees next."
Mike Lynk from Dalhousie said
the Canadian government is not
economically but politically
bankrupt. "They're politically
bankrupt and they're saying your
future is not their concern."
Following the march, National
Union of Students fieldworker
Gene Long said the protest restored
students' faith in students' commitment to their future and their
rights. They realize how hard
they're getting stepped on."
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Nukes as 'gods' hit
Nuclear weapons are idols which
mock the dignity of humanity, Trident protester Jeff Boerger said
Boerger, a "Biblical pacifist,"
told 50 people in the SUB
auditorium nuclear weapons are
false gods we have come to trust for
"Our nuclear weapons are clearly
not for defense, but we worship at
the shrine of death," he said.
Boerger, currently a member of
the Coalition for World Disarmament, said Canada and the United
States have enough nuclear material
to kill the world's population 12
times over.
Our current society is similar to
Nazi Germany because we believe
what our government is telling us
about nuclear weapons, he added.
"We first believe the lie that there
is a just use for a nuclear weapon."
United States is obsessed with
having    first   strike   capabilities
'Clinics need bylaw withdrawal'
The provincial government's
compulsory heroin addiction
treatment program could suffer
serious setbacks if a proposed
change in Vancouver's zoning
bylaw is approved, Bert Hoskin,
chairman of the B.C. Alcohol and
Drug Commission said Thursday.
"If the proposal passes, we'll
have to try to function from our
existing facilities, and they are too
small for the new program," said
The proposal to amend the
zoning bylaw would change alcohol
and drug-related facilities from
outright to conditional use.
Outright use rates alcohol and drug
treatment centres in the same
category as doctors' offices and
clinics. Conditional use means that
before a new centre is established,
local residents will have to be informed and a public hearing held.
Hoskin said it is likely new
centres will not be established if
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drug has an undesireable side effect from its undesirable side effects,
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the public, because most people
fear centres will become meeting
places for drug addicts.
"There is an unreasonable and
unnecessary fear of these kinds of
people (drug users)," he said.
Vancouver city council alderman
Darlene Marzari said Thursday the
proposed changes would allow
citizens to voice their opinions
about the establishment of alcohol
or drug treatment clinics in their
"Right now, council's hands are
tied," she said.
Bert Hoskin said the proposed
changes might have been prompted
because of objections raised after
an attempt to establish a drug
treatment clinic at 4740 Main St.
One of the objections, he said,
was that the clinic site was close to a
"Yet from 1967 to 1972 we had a
clinic only a half block away from
an elementary school on Arbutus
St., and there was no trouble during
that time."
Marzari warned that city council
might decide to ban the clinics altogether from certain areas.
Hoskin said he did not think the
proposed zoning changes are a
deliberate ploy by city council to
hinder the government's heroin
treatment program.
"It's no dire plot," he said.
But it is discrimination, he added. "We've been operating these
clinics since 1954 and we've never
had a major incident. "Surely we
have demonstrated we are
Vancouver city council moved
Tuesday that the zoning bylaw proposal be sent to a public hearing
held within a month.
"I hope that people who are
positive as well as negative appear
at this hearing," Hoskin said.
Marzari said the purpose of the
public hearing is to give people
access to the issue.
against other countries in nuclear
warfare, said Boerger.
"We have never been interested
in the United States (and Canada),
in defending ourselves by nuclear
weapons. We as a people have
become callous of heart. We have
forgotten the intrinsic dignity of the
human person."
Boerger said the Trident submarine base located in Bangor,
Washington will be the centre of the
first strike attack.
"One Trident submarine has the
capacity to destroy 408 cities. That
(power) is equal to 2,040
Hiroshimas, and there will be 30
submarines," he said.
"What this constitutes is a breach
of international law and a crime
against humanity and God."
Boerger said many people erroneously believe that nuclear
weapons will never be used.
"Can we build and build and
stock pile and stock pile and never
use those nuclear weapons? We're
refusing to believe that we could
ever release those weapons."
Our governments know about the
problems nuclear weapons create
but ignore them, said Boerger.
"Unless we succeed in destroying
this system we can't overcome the
contradiction of good ideas and evil
Boerger said hope still exists in
averting nuclear holocaust through
public protest.
"The real issue facing us is
Closer identification with the victims of nuclear holocausts is
another method which might stop
future disasters, said Boerger.
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UBC left in dark
From page 1
Kenny has not kept his promise to
inform students of the fee hike
before the end of the year.
"It's a matter of trust and sincerity," said Andrew. She also said
she honestly believes Kenny has
been sincere in his promise, but is
not able to fulfill it.
"Technically, they're (Kenny and
the board of governors) fulfilling
their commitment, but we know
and they know it's not quite what
we had in mind."
Glenn Wong, student board of
governors representative, said
Thursday he had discussed the
possibility of a fee increase with
Bruce Armstrong, the other student
board representative.
"Bruce Armstrong told me he
could live with an eight per cent
increase and he told Kenny that."
Kenny said Thursday the board
of governors will discuss the fee
hike question at the April 3
"If the board makes a decision,
students will be informed," said
Kenny. But he added he is unsure
exactly how students will be told.
Kenny said he does not want to
speculate on the possibility of the
board approving a tuition fee increase.
Board of governors chairman Ian
Geenwood confirmed Kenny's
statement that the matter of a fee
increase will come up at the next
"We'll try to make a decision
while students are on campus," he
Proposal defeated
A proposal to stiffen English
proficiency requirements for first-
year students was narrowly
defeated by a vote of 30 to 24 at
Wednesday's UBC senate meeting.
The proposal, had it been accepted, would have become effective in September 1980. High
school graduates applying to UBC
would only have been admitted if
their standing in English 12 was C
plus or better.
Those with at least a 3.0 grade
point average on a 10-course
calculation from grade 11 and 12
were to have been admitted if their
English 12 standing was C or better.
Those with a 3.5 average would
have been admitted if their English
12 grade was a pass.
Education professor John Den
nison said Wednesday if the
proposal had been in effect this
year, 215 first-year students, eight
per cent of the total first-year
enrolment, would have been
Dennison said he had spoken to
high school English teachers, and
said they were concerned teachers
would arbitrarily raise marks if the
new restrictions were adopted.
UBC admissions committee
chairman Cy Finnegan said
Wednesday he recognized the proposal's weaknesses, but said it was
the best thing the committee could
come up with, given the provincial
government's unwillingness to
allow province-wide English
placement examinations.
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Hartwick hopes to hoist out McGeer
From page 1
The main issue uniting opposition to Gardom and McGeer has
been the Socred government's
decision last summer to remove 100
acres of the university endowment
lands from the Frank Buck
Memorial Park, breaking a
campaign promise that all the UEL
be declared park.
Since then the two MLAs have
apparently infuriated Point Grey
residents both inside and out of the
party by refusing to put the land
back in the park or explain the
But the long-standing rumor that
McGeer is behind an industrial
research park plan for the UBC
campus — and possible expansion
of the park into the UEL land
exempted from the park — has
park supporters up in arms at the
thought of seeing the cabinet
minister getting a second term in
office to complete his pet project.
So they aim to cure the problem
by denying McGeer and Gardom
Socred nominations, leaving them
politically out in the cold.
To ensure that both are knocked
out, Hartwick and her election
committee are actively searching
for a second challenger for the
remaining nomination. According
to inside sources several prominent
Point Grey Liberals have been
approached for the spot.
Frank Low-Beer, the Liberal
challenger to Tory Bill Clarke in the
federal Vancouver Quadra riding in
the 1974 election, has considered
the proposition and turned it down,
sources say. Another "big name"
Liberal is currently mulling the
offer over.
Hartwick won't name names but
admits that if the right candidate
can be found a dual nomination
challenge will be fought.
Hartwick, who has made
preservation of the UEL as park her
main campaign platform, is
stepping up the Socred membership
drive at UBC, gaining permission to
set up a party table in the SUB mall
next week.
McGeer and Gardom have only
recently reacted to the nomination
threat, opening a constituency
office in the riding after getting by
without one for three years. And
with the nomination meeting yet to
be called, they have some breathing
space to work with.
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'Tween classes
Executive appointments, noon, SUB 235.
Reunion, midi, la Maison Internationale.,
Election nominations, noon, SUB 208.
Meeting, noon, SUB 111.
Lecture on mufti-culturalism, noon, Buch. 2224.
Banquet, 8 p.m.. Copper Kettle Restaurant.
Elections, noon, SUB 21.1.
Acadian wine and cheese evening, 8:30 p.m.. International House.
An evening in the Phillipines, 8 p.m.. International House.
Co-ed floor hockey, 7 p.m., Thunderbird Sports
Gym night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Thunderbird Sports
Axis mime theatre presents B.C.  Days, noon,
Dorothy Somerset theatre.
Potluck dinner, 6 p.m., Lutheran CampusCentre.
Meeting, noon, SUB 211.
Hot flashes
Vive f'Acacfie
If you're feeling cosmopolitan
and a little bit hungry then drop
in to a wine and cheese party
tonight at International House.
It's IH's Acadian evening and
features the talents of New
Brunswick folksinger Roseline
Blanchard along with some vintage wine and very cheesy comestibles.
The cost is $1 for students
and $2 for non-members and it
all starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
If the Atlantic singsongs
aren't enough for you, then
perhaps some southern sunshine culture will satisfy you
with IH's Evening in the Philippines Saturday night.
Saturday's festivities will
feature food, dance, music, and
a lot of Philippino atmosphere.
The food is reasonably priced
and the admission is free, so
you haven't got much to lose by
joining in on the food orgy and
It starts at 8 p.m. at International House and everyone is
If you're the type who worries
about not being able to see the
trees because of the forest, or
more likely an industrial
research park, this meeting is
for you.
The university endowment
lands   regional   park   committee,
dedicated to the preservation of the
UEL as a complete park, is
holding its sixth annual meeting
on April 3 at 8 p.m. at the Dunbar
Community Centre, West 33rd
and Dunbar.
Main topic of discussion will
be the Socred government's
deletion of 100 acres of
parkland from the UEL, which
many believe will go for an industrial research park.
Acts fo grind
UBC theatre students will present a series of one-act plays in
the Frederic Wood Theatre next
week at no cost to you, the student.
The Great Fury of Philip Hotz
and Audience will be presented
at 8 p.m. every night from
Wednesday 'til Saturday with a
matinee presentation on Thursday at noon.
Body therapy
Those of you who complain
about all talk and no action will
finally get a chance to enjoy the
UBC's theatre students' association is bringing the Axis Mime
Theatre to the Dorothy Somerset
Studio, where they will present
B.C. Days.
These body language experts will
be showing their stuff on Monday
at noon. Anyone wishing to see the
flying hands, legs, feet, arms,
heads and torsos will be charged $1
at the door.
ubc bookstore
on the campus
Elections, noon, SUB 205.
Two one act plays — The Great Fury of Philip
Hotz and Audience playing until Saturday, 8
p.m., Freddy Wood Theatre.
Prayer breakfast, 7:15 a.m., Lutheran Campus
Slide show and discussion on world symposium
on humanity, noon and 2 p.m., SUB 205.
Film:  Gay USA:  The Politics of Celebration,
noon, SUB 212 and 8 p.m., SUB 207.
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Join us for a
Thursday, March 29, at 7:15 a.m.
at the
Phone: Geoff 266-7607
gay spring disco!
grad centre ballroom; full facilities;    8:30    p.m.-1:00   a.m.;    $2
Students; $2.50 Visitors.
15 — Found
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Centre. Call 738-6642 with description
to claim.
20 — Housing
The Vancouver Institute
Free Public Lecture
Noted British author
and publisher
A former Member of the British Parliament and distinguished writer, Mr.
Nicholson is currently editing the letters of
Virginia Woolf.
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre
 at 8:15 p.m.
SINGLES, Doubles, available now. 2280
Wesbrook. Phone 224-9679 after 5
Ask for Greg or Mike.
Male and female SINGLE VACANCIES
in Total Park, Place Vanier and Gage.
Also low rise vacancies. Contact the
Student Housing Office in (he Ponderosa. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. or phone 228-2811.
30 — Jobs
International House
Tonight   —    Friday,   March   23:
"Acadian Evening"
7:30 p.m.
Wine and Cheese followed by a French Canadian
show featuring Roseline Blanchard with songs
from Acadia and Quebec. Roseline performed at
Super-Franco-Fete and Multiculturism Festival in
Ottawa. $2 non-member. $1 Students.
Saturday, March 24: "An Evening in the
Philippines, 8 p.m.
Food, music, dancing of the Philippines — Free
admission. Full facilities.
Friday,    March    30:    Phoenix
Jazzers, 9 p.m.
Perform   till   1   a.m.   Full   facilities.   $2   non-
members, SI members I.H.
For more info call 228-5021
STUDENTS: Interested in earning rm
extra income in your leisure time?
A business of your own? Perhaps an
extra $150, $500, even $1000 per
month. For interview, phone 530-7867
No information over the 'phone. So
EXOTIC JOBS! Lake Taboe, Cal. ilittle
exp. Fantastic tips pay $1700-$4000.
Summer 35,000 people heeded in
casinos, restaurants, ranches, cruisers, river rafts. Send $3 95 for infj
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JOBS M/F. Siilboats! Cruise ships! No
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Complete professional coverage at
very reasonable rates. Call for consultation at your convenience.
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excellent rates. Yvonne Patrick Steno
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rates.  266-5053.
TYPIST. Reports, essays, term papers,
etc. Also transcribes standard cassette tapes. Reasonable. June
682-4870   after  6:00   p.m.
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REWARD: For return of 2 binders of
law notes lost at main library. Phone
Tony 261-8697.
50 — Rentals
SUBLET one bdrm. apt. 1 May to 1
Sept. Fully furnished. UBC gates.
$262 per month. Call after 6:00 p.m.
DON'T FORGET. Larry Norman Band
Friday, April 6th. Queen E. Theatre.
Tickets at VTC. The Rock and Religion fusion!
Calender of events. Tel: 689-3098.
Dances every Friday and Saturday ii
Vancouver's finest ballrooms.
11 — For Sale — Private
prices for ice skates, hockey, soccer,
jogging and racquet sports equipment. 733-1612. 3615 West Broadway,
Vancouver, B.C.
TYPING. Essays, theses, manuscripts,
including technical, equatlonal, reports, letters, resumes Fast, accurate.   Bilingual.  Clemy 324-9414.
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call Cindy, 733-8394.
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March-1  April.   872-7384  or  228-6775.
99 — Miscellaneous
Rent   cabin   day/week   732-0174   eres.
GAY SPRING comes Friday, April 6
at the Grad Centre Ballroom. See you
there. GAY/UBC.
AFRICA  —  Overland  expeditions London/Nairobi      13     weeks.     London/
Johannesburg 16 weeks.
KENYA SAFARIS—2 and 3 weeks.
EUROPE — Camping and hotel tours
from 4 days to 9 weeks.
For      brochures      contact      TRACKS
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East,  Toronto,  Ont.  M4P 1B9.
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224-9112 or 224-5858
THE DANCE with a difference! —
Gay Spring Disco — Friday, April 6,
Gratl Centre Ballroom, 8:30 p.m.-
1:00 a.m. Full facilities. $2.00. Students,   $2.50 visitors.
The Planning Student's Ass'n. (PSA) conducted a referendum in August, 1978, regarding passage of its Constitution. The Constitution stipulates that "PSA fees shall be
$10 per year". This amount shall be levied
against all PSA members in the 1979-1980
academic year. For further information
please contact:
RAY OHRNER, President
Planning Student's Ass'n.
Telephone: 4409  INTFR-RA11 * Life on the Athens Express
Whoosh, whoosh, screech . . .
thump! We've landed at Gatwick
and the journey has begun. Where
do we go from here, how do we get
there, how much is it going to cost
and how will we pay for it?
These were just some of the
thoughts running through my mind
as I touched down at London's
Gatwick airport in the summer of
'76 to begin a two-month train tour
of Great Britain and Europe. My
friend Keith and I had shunned the
idea of buying the highly touted
Eurail pass in favor of a relatively
unknown quantity called the Inter-
Rail pass, which was to give us train
travel in more countries at the same
cost (as the Eurail pass).
Unfortunately, to get the Inter-
Rail pass you had to buy it immediately in the first European
station you planned to use it, rather
than purchasing it beforehand.
We decided to make our first
attempt to attain the pass while in a
railway station in Southampton on
a Sunday. I walked into the poorly
lit continental travel office in the
nearly empty terminal and yelled,
"Hello, anybody awake in here?"
Almost immediately a flustered
British Rail travel agent appeared
behind the counter and said to me,
"What do you mean by that?" I
quickly mumbled something about
the day of the week and the
earliness of the hour and my own
speculations as to British railway
travel office hours, but this obviously did not impress the incensed
railway official.
"Get out you, I don't like the
tone of your voice," he said.
I quickly left the travel office
leaving my friends to inquire about
Inter-Rail as I contemplated this
strange British tactic to sell railway
I found out later that the man
was not in any position to sell us the
passes anyway, so the injury to my
personal dignity was unnecessary.
We finally hit pay dirt in the
Charing Cross railway station in
London, where we were told the
pass would guarantee us half-price
train fares in the country of purchase and unlimited train travel
thereafter.   So   $120   and   several
minutes later we had our passes and
were ready to head for what the
British call "the continent."
A week or so later when we hit
the French port of Calais we
discovered what Marx had meant
when he outlined the "class
system" in Europe; it could be well
applied to trains. The Calais train
was new, sleek and nicely appointed
but was segregated into a plush
"first class" section and a very
functional "deuxieme" section.
The first class section was air
conditioned, almost empty and
filled with soft, velvety high-backed
seats. Fat French businessmen sat
quietly in the dim glow of their
personal reading lights purusing the
latest copy of Le Monde, while
back in the real world in second
class my friends and I were
struggling to find sleeping space in
the luggage racks.
This sort of segregation carried
over into the French subways too,
one second-class car would be a
classically jammed subway sardine
box, while the first-class car next to
it sported a few wealthy personnes
who were slumming it in the
subway for the afternoon.
One could tell from people's behavior on and around trains that
France was also the first home of
rugged individualism and dogged
determination. One particularly
revealing incident occurred at the
Gare du Nord, Paris' northern
station, when passengers lined up to
catch taxis outside the train station.
One individual in a particular hurry
burst through the lineup and ran
inside the taxicab pulling up to the
pickup point while a crowd of
angry Parisians screamed and
yelled for him to get back in the
line. The man responded by quickly
pumping the cabbie's hand with a
10-franc note and left the station
Besides riots at cab stands,
European train stations can be the
scenes of all kinds of other action
too. While looking around the
station my friend Keith, a confirmed unilingual Canadian, was
approached by an old man who
asked him (in French) what he was
looking for.
Ever   the   suspicious    North
American, Keith replied "No" and
left the old man scratching his head
and mumbling about "les
Americains stupides."
The most exciting event to
happen on a train itself occurred
later that month on what might
have been called the Athens Exp-
press. After about two weeks of
rain in the south of France and
Switzerland, we travelled up to Belgium in search of sunshine.
We found the sun, but the
weather wasn't much warmer than
Vancouver in February, so we
decided to head for the warmth of
Greek sunshine.
We boarded a train in Brussels
that would take us to Vienna and
then on to Athens. On the way we
stopped in the town of Frankfurt,
where an urge to eat struck us both,
so we headed out of the train
station-to see where we could satiate
ourselves during our one-hour stop.
We passed a couple of small
delicatessen restaurants in the train
station, which Keith wouldn't
chance because he couldn't read
what was on the menu and always
ended up ordering the only thing he
could  read:   spaghetti   bolognese.
As Keith turned up his nose at the
spaghetti, we walked outside into
the rain and found ourselves in
front of an old gothic German
church when a paper cup clearly
marked "McDonald's" floated by
in a ditch in front of the church.
There was no holding Keith back
now. Within minutes we were in the:
Frankfurt McDonald's restaurant
eating Viertel-Pfunders and Appel
pei with good German bier. That
was one of Keith's few breaks from
spaghetti on the whole trip. The
only time he got adventurous in
ordering his food was in Dusseldorf, when he received a pizza with
a fried egg on top of it for his
But, I digress. Back on the
Athens Express we found ourselves
trying to get some sleep in the small
train compartments with four new
friends from Holland. The seats
folded down but only held four
people, so Keith and I slept on the
train floor.
We were awakened by our six
a.m.  arrival  in  Vienna  and  im-
mediately set about trying to find a
place to stay. As they say in the
book, there was no room at the inn,
so we decided to head for Athens
that night.
Still unsure of European travel
agents after our experience in
Southampton, we approached the
information desk in the Vienna
terminal. The man said our train to
Athens would leave at 10:30 that
night and arrive in Athens at noon
the next day. This seemed like a bit
of a long ride but we decided to
brave it.
We got on the train and took up
our sleeping positions on the floor
and immediately fell into a deep
sleep. Then, suddenly what seemed
like minutes later all the lights were
flipped on and the train screeched
to a halt and we found ourselves
staring into the somber, grey faces
of uniformed Yugoslavian immigration officers, their red-starred
shoulders snapping to mind all the
horror stories we had been told in
B.C. about the evils of socialism
and communism.
However, the border crossing
was quite disappointing and
proceeded quickly. When we woke
up the next morning we were in the
northern Yugoslavian town of
Zagreb where-we were to change
trains. Zagreb was a nice enough
place, but we were becoming rather
concerned that we were still so far
away from Athens, which we were
supposed to reach by noon.
The train we moved to was
packed with old Yugoslav women
in black shawls, old men listening
to loud tape-recorded mouzukis
and an offensive variety of smells.
To top it all off, we couldn't find a
single seat on the whole train and
found ourselves sitting on our
backpacks outside the train
washroom between the cars. We
were further disheartened when we
noticed we were on a steam
powered train which was stopping
every half hour at every small
Yugoslav town in northern Yugoslavia.
By this time it was 10:30 and
Keith and I were beginning to
harbor serious doubts as to whether
or not we would reach the legendary city of Athens by noon, so we
asked one of the few people we
knew who spoke English when we
were to arrive. She confirmed that
we were to indeed arrive at noon,
but it was noon the next day! This
was the final straw and Keith and I
resolved to leave this caravan of
madness at the next major town.
The first big city we reached was
the town of Belgrade, the capital
city of Yugoslavia, where we found
it almost impossible to get by in
English. More and more people
approached us in Serbian, a
language neither of us was familiar
After a few hours of futile attempts to find accommodation or
reasonably priced transport we
decided to leave the city. We
returned to the train station and
soon found a train which said it was
leaving for Salzburg, but seemed to
be rather behind schedule.
We put our backpacks in the
train and I stepped out to look at
the timetable with the departure
times on it. All my clothes and
belongings were in the train with
Keith while I carried his passport in
my money belt. Ordinarily this
would not have seemed important,
but as I looked at the timetable I
saw my train pulling away out of
the corner of my eye.
Immediately I raced down the
platform to the terminal, all the
while thinking what would happen
if Keith were to reach the Yugoslav
border with no passport and what I
would do without my clothes. I
blazed past an array of startled
military officials and grabbed on
the caboose, to provide a photo
finish ending to our stay in Yugoslavia.
After the Yugoslavia fiasco, we
slept the whole way to Salzburg, in
total a 13-hour trip, waking only
once to cross the border.
The Inter-Rail passes were very
handy and provided us with a place
to sleep every night and guaranteed
us transport, but they were only
good for one month, and the
country of purchase only offered
half fares. Our solution was to buy
our second passes in the tiny
country of Luxembourg, a country
you might miss if you blinked.
Needless to say, we didn't have to
pay many fares.
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Friday, March 23, 1979 HA\A/AII* Overnight on Mt. Haleakala
The Hawaiian Islands are not well known
for their campgrounds although there are a
few very beautiful sites. The campgrounds
offer some temporary sanctuary from the
noisy discotheques and resorts which litter
the island shores.
On my third trip to the Hawaiian Islands, I
was determined to spend at least two days in
a natural setting where the scenery was spectacular, and the land relatively unspoiled.
And where there were as few people as possible.
I decided to spend two days on Mount
Haleakala, a large dormant volcanoe in central Maui, at Haleakala National Park, one
of two places on the island which allowed
overnight camping.
Haleakala is rich in association. At ten
thousand feet it's one of the highest
volcanoes in the islands and in it grows some
of the rarest plants in the world. At
Haleakala, the House of Sun, the demi-god
Maui snared the sun's rays and forced it to
travel more slowly across the sky. And it was
on the black lava rock on the east of the
crater that astronauts trained for lunar
One night in a bar I met three other Canadian students and we decided to make the trip
together. But even before we left, we had to
make arrangements with the National Parks
service of Hawaii. Typically, they were better
organized than their Canadian counterparts, '
but infinitely more bureaucratic.
We were charged a three dollar entrance
fee and issued special camp permits. We were
not allowed to start fires and it was clear
there would be ranger supervision within the
It seemed artificial to me because
everything was so well organized. I was
afraid that this experience would not be the
legitimate encounter with nature that I had
However I forgot all that when we left our
car early the next morning and started hiking
the trail that wound down the side of the
crater wall and well inside the Koolau Gap
where the first campsite lay. The carefully
graded incline was full of switchbacks. It was
prepared for the rangers' horses rather than
the speed and co-ordination of walking feet.
Two thousand feet beneath us, we could
see pieces of the beautiful Leleiwi Overlook
as it appeared and then vanished into the mist
rising from the valley. We could see this
green edge on the rocky surface below where
grass was growing under the water run-off of
the crater wall. With the mist around us and
the moss green grass below us, it looked as
though we were headed for Shangri-La. It
was mystical.
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It took us about three hours to make the
three mile descent. When we arrived at the
bottom, we were walking in thick alpine
grasses which reached to our knees. Slowly as
the mist cleared, we could see the dim
outlines of cinder cones and small peaks in
other areas of the crater. Distances were
completely deceiving.
We heard a horse's hooves. Then a ranger
on horseback appeared.
He was dressed in green army fatigues and
wore an infantry cap. He had a small pistol
strapped to the belt under his fur jacket. He
asked to see our permit. We were surprised,
but I immediately complied and produced a
wrinkled document from the bottom of my
knapsack. This satisfied him and he may
have smiled. He reported the message over
his walkie-talkie, then quickly rode off.
We walked another mile until we got to
Holua Cabin. It was whitewashed and the
grass around it, even though we hadn't
rented the cabin, had been cut. We tried the
door. It should have been locked, yet by
luck, it opened easily.
I watched out of the window to see if the
ranger would return. He didn't. We moved
inside and put our packs on the beds. It was
afternoon and clear.
The Holua Cabin was situated just where
the grass met the rocks and gravel of the
crater. Surprisingly enough there was a great
deal of life around us. Birds, field mice and
goats kept their distance and roamed the hills
and mounds near the crater wall. Apparently
the goats had been introduced to the island
by Europeans years earlier and they now bred
on the mountainside.
Everything in the crater was too large for
us. The ridges dwarfed us and then there was
the crater wall itself, a huge barrier to our
It was four o'clock when we returned to
our cabin and the shadows fell quickly. In on
hour there was an incredible sunset that
spread across the rim of the crater and then it
was completely dark.
We tried to make as much noise as possible
inside our warm cabin. The complete utter
blackness outside was oppressive so we sang
and drank wine and played cards with a
flashlight until that failed.
I peered out the door. Then I stepped outside and stood close to the cabin, the only
familiar object in all the blackness in the huge
basin of the crater. There was far too much
space. It was like being in a wind. It was not
like being in a wind. The air seemed completely still around my face and fingers.
I went back to the cabin. Without light, we
fell asleep at nine o'clock. I was restless that
night and slept by the door. I woke at midnight and stepped outside again.
Now the sky was full of stars. More than I
could count. And more than I had ever seen
in one sky. It was a half moon that night. It
had risen and I was completely amazed.
There were stars twinkling at the rim of the
crater, my skin reflecting white in their light.
The moon had risen. It was sliced half and
the bottom half was travelling across the sky
like a boat.
The scene was unbearably beautiful. I had
to leave. I was afraid of all the space. The
space needed some gigantic presence to fill it.
A large and magnigicent voice that might
reach out to the crater walls and touch every
rock and fill this gap.
I went back into the cabin and closed the
door. I looked out the window and then I fell
asleep. The next morning my friends were
feeling miserable. It was cold and there was
rain outside. They just wanted to leave the
crater as quickly as possible. I split my food
with them and while they started walking
home, I went further into the crater.
Secretly I was glad. I had this strange feeling that the crater was now mine and that
something had passed between myself and
the mountain. I walked for several hours. At
one point I got lost and suddenly realized
that I could not relate any of the features of
my map with what I saw. Perspective and
proportions v/ere completely destoyed.
Fortunately I found some of my tracks I
had made earlier and I was able to follow
them back to the cabin. The sun was out and
I lay down in the grass around the cabin and
slept. Then I left the meadow. But instead of
walking back on the horse track, I climbed
directly up the wall of the crater. I was out.
Friday, March 23, 1979
Page Friday, 3 HOLLAND
The idea of a holiday for some
people is lying on the beach for
fourteen days, but if you're looking
for a place where you can immerse
yourself in culture and history, you
might try Holland.
In this low lying country, where
half the land is below sea level,
you'll find: out of the way towns
where the residents still dress according to the old folklore customs,
big cities where you an see the
original works of Rembrandt and
Van Gogh, and people, lots of people.
speak and understand some
Dutch food is reputed to be plain,
but hearty. Dinner usually consists
of meat, potatoes and a vegetable.
Lunch and breakfast are often different types of bread served with a
variety of meats and cheeses.
A popular snack, equivalent to
the North American hamburgers
and hotdogs, is potato or meat
croquettes served on bread or a roll.
If you're looking for something
more exotic you'll find Holland has
many Indonesian restaurants which
serve curry and other spiced dishes.
Holland is one of the world's
most densely populated countries,
and it is a small country. You can
drive across it in an afternoon. If
you do so, you're likely to come
upon a town or city almost every
ten minutes and between the towns
-you'll see Holland is a fiat land
where lush green fields are dotted
with windmills. Windmills, dikes
and sand dunes are a necessary part
of Holland's landscape. The Dutch
people have always been concerned
with keeping the water out of their
formerly marshy land.
But an abundance of water has
also given Holland a charming, unique character. Each of Holland's
three largest cities, Rotterdam,
The Hague, and Amsterdam, have
formed their own uses for the
waterways. Rotterdam has taken
advantage of its oceanside location
by becoming the world's largest
port. The Hague, in contrast, has
turned its beaches into a lively
seaside resort. And Amsterdam, the
nation's capital, has miles of interconnecting canals and rivers which
allow visitors to tour the city by
Amsterdam has traditionally
been Holland's favorite city with
visitors. Its attractions run from its
over fifty museums to its famous
Red Light district. It is essentially a
commercial city with bright lights
and a bustling atmosphere. But
Amsterdam has the added charm of
over one thousand bridges and
stately buildings known for their
17th and 18th century architecture.
The best time to visit Amsterdam
and the rest of Holland, is from the
beginning of April to the end of
September. During this time the
climate is warm, and generally sunny. July and August are actually the
warmest months, and the time when
most Dutch people take their
Also enjoyable in Amsterdam
during the summer months, are the
many sidewalk cafes. The service is
usually good and most waiters, or
people  in  Holland generally,  can
Amsterdam is also the place to go
for lively, and sometimes risque,
evening entertainment. The Red
Light district, with its titillating attractions, is worth an evenings
stroll. But most popular are the intimate bars, cabarets and
nightclubs. Many nightclubs serve
dinner, and have dancing afterwards and a floorshow. The old
sailor quarters in Zeedijk are frequented by those who enjoy raunchy entertainment. Generally the
bars are open until one in the morning, and the nightclubs until four
a.m. There are many discotheques
as well, particularly in The Hague.
Overall, the Dutch people support a permissive lifestyle. This
seems to be due to their strong
belief in freedom of thought and action. One instance of this is the
Netherlands Ballet Company which
now puts on several shows in the
nude, with the performers dancing
among the audience. Frank T.V.
programs on abortion, and the legal
recognition of homosexual
organizations are also common.
The Dutch people's belief in
freedom of expression extends to
politics. In the 1973 National election twenty-one parties contested
for the vote, including such parties
as "The Dynamic Conservatives,"
the "Freedom for all Women
Party", and the "Party of the Ordinary Man."
In the 1977 election there was
some attempt to reduce the number
of parties, but still five or six parties
vied for National leadership. Each
sector of the Dutch population
believes in making their voice
This trait is also apparent in the
behaviour of students and the rest
of Holland's youth. Protests are
common and students are usually
well-informed about social issues.
The youth give the same strong support to pop festivals and pop
groups and their albums.
While Amsterdam is a favorite city with students, The Hague and
Scheveningen are the places manv
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people go for their holidays. The
main attraction is the beaches, but
the area also has several established
fishing villages which are known for
their herring.
Scheveningen is primarily a
seaside resort with plenty of
restaurants, and entertainment including a couple of recently opened
casinos. Stretching out from the
Scheveningen beaches into the sea is
a 1,200 ft. pier. Always busy in
summer, the pier ends in four circular buildings which house a sun
terrace, 140 ft. high observation
tower, restaurant, amusement centre, a children's play area and an
underwater panorama.
The Hague, almost next door to
Scheveningen, is the centre for
Holland's royal family: the ever
popular Queen Juliana and Prince
Bernhardt. The Hague is also the
seat of government, parliament and
many foreign corporations. Like
Amsterdam, The Hague is rich with
museums and 17th century architecture.
Accommodations in The Hague,
as well as in Amsterdam, and Rotterdam, range from plush hotels to
free youth hostels. As a rule it is unnecessary to seek out the best hotels
because medium priced accommodations are usually spotlessly
clean and give cheerful service. The
Dutch people have developed a
reputation for their friendliness and
A 'must see' while staying in The
Hague or Scheveningen is
Holland's fascinating miniature city
Madurodam. Spread over one acre,
Madurodam is a synthesis of many
Dutch cities. It is scaled at one
quarter of life size, and its
burgomaster or mayor is Princess
Beatrix. While walking through this
miniature city, your eye may travel
from the harbour with its
lighthouse, quayside cranes, and
ferries, to the airport with its planes
ready for take off, and back to the
Peace Palace where the Queen's
golden coach is rolling up to the entrance.
Everything works. Cars and
buses stream along a four lane
highway, passenger and freight
trains circulate on close schedules,
merry go rounds and ferris wheels
revolve in an amusement park,
windmills turn, barges move along
the canals, and music emanates
from the church or opera house.
Then towards dusk the lights
come on inside the homes and offices    of    Madurodam.    The
multiple uses for Holland's w;
lighthouse beacon begins to turn,
warning lights flash from the lofty
radio tower, street lights are illuminated, and floodlights reveal
the medieval lines of the castle.
All of Madurodam is precisely
detailed, and nearly all of the
buildings are models of existing
ones. Whenever there are plans for
a new building complex in Holland
the model is reproduced in
King Farouk, Rita Hayworth, the
Aga Khan and company once ruled
a kingdom-by-the-sea known as the
Riviera. At the grand hotels of Nice
such as the Carleton and Negresco,
the guest book read like a global
who's who. George Sanders could
be     found    strolling    on     Le
Promenade des Anglais and the
young Jacques Cousteau dived in
the waters off Ste. Tropez trying
out the first aqualung as he pursued
a myriad of marine life.
Sanders and Farouk are no
longer with us. Cousteau won't
touch the Riviera's questionable
waters with a barge pole and the
Aga Khan has sailed off to a better
and more exclusive world.
Gothic hordes disguised as the
French working class descend on
the beaches each summer, making
the seashore from Toulon to San
Remo the greatest concentration of
oiled flesh anywhere. Even the
venerable Cannes film festival has
devolved into a business meeting
cum wet T-shirt contest.
But following the Aga Khan and
his entourage in their search for
another Shangri-la, we can trace the
wake of his ship across the Mediterranean, bypassing sinister Corsica
and dropping anchor off the
northeast coast of Sardinia, a place
of scrubby, rugged headlands and
clear, emerald-green seas from
which it takes its name, la Costa
Esmerelda or Emerald Coast.
Back in the sixties, the Khan
could see trouble coming for the
idle rich in the form of Club Med
and the package holiday based on
double occupancy.  He'd had ex-
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Friday, March 23, 1979 AUSTRALIA: Aussk Roads
hat is the best way to travel in
ind? Well, for students on a
et cycling would be ideal,
isands of miles of cycle paths
;ross Holland making it possi-
) see all parts of the country by
It is a small country so you
t have to cycle far, and it is a
and so you won't have to pedal
ig hills. And in Holland; CUTS
irrently offering open return
ts to Amsterdam for $360.
With a helpful push from the
stewardess I found myself stranded
in Australia. Return tickets are so
expensive. So this was my first taste
of Australia. I pulled my tongue off
the hot tarmac at the base of the
stairs and looked back up at the
smiling stewardess. She had seemed
so amiable sitting next to me, at my
request. The first takeoff in an
airplane can be so traumatic.
I continued to look up at her
smiling gums while fumbling
through my pack to find an eight-
ounce bottle of champagne I'd
bought on the plane to hurl back at
her. I got my hand stuck in the
zipper, collapsed to my knees in
frustration and then picked up my
pack to limp through customs.
The customs officer was efficient. My pack was dismantled,
the tubes of the rack were probed
and peered at and he leafed through
my small collection of paperbacks.
I stared up at the quick hyper
flashes of neon tubes above me. I
glanced back in time to see him
reach for the last article needing his
stamp of approval, Alvin Toffler's
Future Shock. My stash was hidden
between pages 237 and 238.
He picked it up, smiled at me and
said, "I've read this! Incredible
book." Right, incredible. I gently
tugged it from his hand, mentioned
something about Toffler being my
uncle's brother's cousin and
casually tossed it in with all my
other stuff.
I safely made it to the door and
turned just in time to see a flood of
paraplegics fumbling through
customs, just back from a special
two-day healing flight to the
Filipino metaphysical healers. All
better now, feeling great, so joyous
that knees were bending backwards. Get me a taxi!
I rode to the Royal Exchange
Pub, right on the Brisbane River.
It's a beautiful old building, built
up on piles like most of the
buildings, houses too. Protection
against floods and white ants.
I was to meet Neil here, a friend
from New Zealand. I walked in and
picked out a good table by the
window. I looked out, saw the
airport and realized that the taxi
driver had ripped me off. The pub
was on the same side of the river as
the airport, and we had actually
crossed it, twice. Oh well, I know
what's going on, I've been there,
over to the other side and back.
Brisbane is a very nice town.
Warm to hot all year, lots of hills
and trees of an exotic nature and
that kind of thing. The Gold Coast
is a string of white surfing beaches
north of Brisbane.
There are several small fishing
villages along the coastline with
names like Maroochidore, Mooloo-
laba and Nanoose. All very quiet
and slow. Everything shuts down at
noon while the hottest part of the
day goes by.
This is in early June, winter, so
I'm heading for the tropics, which
is about 200 miles north. The land
is" low and rolling with sugar cane.
There are villages here and there
that have just enough business to
keep the palm trees trimmed and
their fire engine clean. It's a very
cut-off area. Across the horizon at
night huge fires light the sky as the
sugar cane is burned off.
Sitting on the side of the road,
chewing on some cane with a car
coming by every 10 or 15 minutes, it
can be a long wait. But then your
next ride can take you a couple of
hundred miles.
Townsville and Cairns are both
beautiful little cities far north up
the coast. Fine looking big old
wood buildings, palm trees, and
azure ocean. Interesting coffee
shops and wine bars on the street.
now it hasn't rained in five months.
When the rain does come, there will
be sail boat races between two of
the small towns out here; the whole
basin will be flooded.
I hitched a ride with an old
couple from Melbourne; people
from these, parts tended to be
suspicious of strangers and seldom
gave them rides.
I was dropped off at an intersection between two distant towns
with ant hills spotting the land all
around me. Here I sat for two days,
watching no more than a dozen cars
go by and semi-trailers towing three
or four trailers. They would kick up
dust for 30 miles down the road
until they disappeared in another
line of green across the horizon.
OAl the Idle Rich
:nce in earlier years as a middle-
:rn nobleman who'd been too
essful within the British horse-
lg establishment,
aving been jilted from the
ar derbies for the cardinal sin of
ing everyone, he moved his
ts out of Britain and into the
ich camp. Again the Khan was
g threatened by another mob of
1 sports, this time threatening
)ersonal 'douceur de vie.' Once
e he packed up his tent and split
the night.
he Khan had prudently sunk a
e chunk of his horse-racing
une into the development of a
ig of tiny fishing villages along
20-mile coast, transforming
n into a necklace of luxury villas
sale and lease. Let the masses
Mir le Cote D'Azure, for the
gdom Khan had been
bushed far from the madding
he coast is centred around the
it harbor of Porto Cervo. With
500 concrete berths it is more
iniscent of a U-boat base than a
nor for pleasure craft. Above
harbor one can get a coffee or
cream for five bucks a shot,
vided the waiter deems you
thy of service and survey the
lings and goings of floating
ices in the port below. An
ling can be had down at' the
al disco, a reconstructed
lieval fort called Castel Garcia,
but be prepared to blow a couple of
hundred dollars on an evening's
Failing that, there are always the
beaches scattered with Botticelli
replicas in bikini bottoms and
beach jewelry, chatting incessantly
with their chaperones about
everything from St. Laurent's
prospective fall collection to Fer-
ruchi's latest blue jeans.
They always have a weather eye
on the horizon for the arrival of the
Mercedes-Benz flagship, the Khan
returning from the races at Long-
champs, or perhaps just a 30-foot
Italian speed boat to come
thumping around the point like a
motorized Gucci shoe and take
them for a ride.
For the average student who
wants to spend the summer
holidays in a milieu of total venality
and elitism, the Costa Esmerelda is
your cup of tea.
Get a great tan and well-developed inferiority complex as you
are snubbed and harassed as a
social upstart. Blow all your
holiday savings in two or three days
rubbing shoulders with glittering
foreigners as friendly and accessible
as the U.S. treasury. Whatever you
do, don't miss the annual harvest of
petrodollars as they are stacked up
in bushel baskets by the humble
peasantry of Porto Cervo.
For water sports, swim out and
meet the girls sunbathing on the
prow of a motor cruiser. Be hailed
by the jovial first mate as he levels a
Baretta at your bobbing head and
commands you to 'fuck off in
perfect Italian. He won't know you
from Bader or Meinhof.
Better still, as you swizzle your
double-digit scotch in the bar, why
not consider packing up and trying
another part of Sardinia such as
Cagliari in the south or Olbia, a few
miles to the east. With the vault of
the Costa Esmerelda slammed
firmly behind you, take part in the
warm circus which typifies most of
the Mediterranean during the
I was in Cairns for three weeks,
staying in a big house with no
electricity or hot water. The landlord charged a nominal $20 a
We all took showers in the campground across the street and washed
our clothes. It was a good setup. I
had heard about the place from a
guy called Preacher. He had just
gotten out of jail after two months
for smoking the prize marijuana
exhibit at a police station open
house. Now he handed out stolen
chocolate bars on street corners and
picked up babies and kissed them
while their horrified mothers
looked on.
Inland toward Mt. Isa is a desert
of tall brown grass. The road
stretches straight for miles and at
the end is a long green Une in the
horizon. The line is a thick forest
100 yards deep following a river
which is dry to the bed. The wet
season starts in October,  though
Eventually I was taken back the
way I had come by a guy who
stopped to give me water.
My destination now was back to
Brisbane. From Townsville the
road was familiar to me. I stood on
the road for no more than an hour
before getting a ride going all the
way to Sydney. Brisbane no longer
seemed the place to go and I had
planned on going to Sydney
As soon as we passed from
Queensland to New South Wales,
the grass was greener, there were
more and bigger trees and more
people on the road. We drove for
100 miles on a road that seemed to
be the same five miles repeating
itself. After a very heavy rain fall,
the first I had seen, in over two
months, the road came down to the
coastline. Pineapple farms lined the
road and palrn trees leaned out over
the sandy beaches.
Turn to PF6
Friday, March 23,  1979
Page Friday, 5 MUNICH Beer Style
The strongest person on earth is
not Vasiley Alexeyev. That honor
has to go to some barmaid in one of
Munich's many beerhalls. The sight
of one of these sturdy women
hefting five one-litre steins in each
of their massive hands puts the
ruggedest lumberjack to shame. Yet
these women serve hundreds of
litres each day and the wonder of it
is that their fingers aren't torn off.
Munich is undoubtedly most
famous for its beerhalls, so before I
describe Munich's other attractions, here's a lowdown on
what you can expect. The most
famous of them all is the legendary
Hofbrauhaus. It's worth going
there for an afternoon beer, but
unless you enjoy drinking with
other tourists there are better places
to go if you want to meet the
A word of warning — if you
want to buy a Hofbrauhaus stein
for a souvenir, buy it elsewhere.
Munich is loaded with shops selling
a variety of steins, so shop around
From PF 5
We were getting into a heavily
populated area now, stretching all
the way to Sydney and beyond,
making one huge cosmopolitan
Sydney is a fast city where
everything is open 24 hours. Taxis
and police cars fill the streets and
billboards light the sky at night.
My first four nights were spent at
the YMCA. Innocent cockroaches
exploded on the bare light bulb at
the touch of my hand on the switch.
They spluttered down from the
ceiling at night and roamed the
floor looking for anything edible.
Rain came down in torrents every
few days, bouncing six inches up
off the pavement and leaving
everything looking brilliant and
clear in the bright sunlight.
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Through Hyde Park eucalyptus
trees with flowering buds 13 inches
wide wound a path to the Sydney
opera house. The opera house
stands high in the distance and then
monumental when you get up
beside it. It looks out over the
harbor to the north shore. To the
east is Kings Cross, where action
starts at midnight in small clubs
lining the main street above the
crowded sidewalk. Bands play until
four in the morning before giving
the street a rest of five hours until
the head shops, bookstores and
second-hand clothing stores take
Further east skirting the city lie
crowded white beaches and their
curtain of shark nets lying 200
yards out.
Sydney eventually closed in on
me and I decided to leave. I was
tired of sitting on the road hitchhiking by then and tired of trying to
outdo the story I'd told the last guy
who had picked me up.
I still miss the Foster's lager
and do not, under any circumstances, buy your stein from
the beerhall itself. They are
horrendously overpriced. Should
you attempt to steal one, good luck,
a one-litre stein is not the easiest
thing to camouflage.
My favorite establishment was
the largest beerhall in Munich, the
Mathauser Bierstadt. Located one
block from the main train station, it
offers a variety of entertainment
and a wide range of cheap German
pub cuisine.
There is one strange aspect of
German beerhalls that the male
drinker should be prepared for.
There are elderly matrons seated
beside the urinals in the
washrooms. Not to panic, you
aren't in the wrong room — they're
only there to hand out clean towels.
Still on the subject of beer, an
absolute must is the free tour of the
local Lowenbrau brewery. Having
already toured the Guinness,
Heineken, Carlsberg and Tuborg
breweries before arriving in Germany, I can safely say that the
Lowenbrau tour was the best. Great
food and all the beer you can drink
— within reason.
But save the brewery tour until
after you've seen Dachau. You'll
need it. A 15-minute combined
subway and train ride from
downtown Munich will get you
there and the thought that the
infamous concentration camp
could exist so near to Germany's
friendliest city boggles the mind.
The day I visited the camp the
sky was ominously overcast.
Standing in the deserted centre of
the camp, one couldn't help but
imagine how it looked filled with
the victims of humanity's cruelest
The buildings are filled with
blown-up photographs detailing the
atrocities committed by the Nazis
and the memory of some of the
pictures will never leave me.
Seeing the gas chambers was the
most powerful psychic blow of all.
How many people died here? The
thought made me crave for the
sanctity of a beerhall.
Having drowned our depression,
I set out for the Munich museum
of science. Quite simply, it is the
most intellectually stimulating place
I have ever been. To give the
museum its due appreciation would
have required a week which we did
not have. Every principle of science
was carefully laid out with a simple
description of its mechanics and an
appropriate model to demonstrate
it. The museum had everything:
antique cars and even World War
fighter planes.
The   city   of   Munich   has   a
fascinating layout. Modern ur
derground shopping malls and th
omnipresent McDonald's frar
chises are contrasted by ancier
statues and medieval architectun
The city has a clock where
parade of mechanical statue
dressed in peasant garb turns ot
every half hour. And the famou
statue of a young boy urinating o
the head of an enraged old man i
very popular with visting amateu
photographers. Munich ha
something for everybody's tastes
When it comes to going,
VIA makes your travel dollars
go a lot further.
A great way to go. For heading home, or holiday
travel, think VIA. The train means hassle-free
travel with time to enjoy the scenery. Room to
stretch out, or roam
around. Visit the
snack bar, meet
friendly people.
Pick a saving. VIA's Fare
For All Plan gives you a
lot for your travel dollar.
Plan your trip to qualify
for a Round-Trip Excursion Fare and cut the cost
of the return portion by
two-thirds. Group Fares
are a good thing, too.
Two people or more
travelling together qualify as a group and you
can save from 15% to 40%
off regular fares, depending on the size of the
Go exploring. A
just the ticket. Passes are
available for 15, 22 or 30 days
and enable you to travel
anywhere VIA trains
go as often as you want
within the time limit.
As with all special fares, some restrictions may apply, but you'll find it's easy to take advantage
of VIA's Fare For All Plan. Just give us a call at VIA, or contact a Travel Agent. Making tracks with
us is a pretty good deal, all round.
Be good to yourself, take the train,
Page Friday, 6
Friday, March 23, 1979 LAS VEGAStAn intellectual's Guide
The bleached blonde cocktail
waitress in the red velour bunny
costume seemed to know me from
"Say — you're a salesman,
"No. Sorry."
"You sell tires, don't you? In
Akron, Ohio?" She stabbed my
chest with a false fingernail. Her
Las Vegas Loves You button was
"No. I'm a student from Vancouver, B.C."
"Oh . . . too bad." She cracked
her gum and turned, uh, tail. Too
bad? What did the Suntours people
say about humoring waitresses in
airport bars? I seemed to have done
something wrong there. Hmmm,
nothing. In fact, it didn't tell me
anything important about what to
do in Las Vegas. Just how to drink
and gamble. Nothing about important events, sites of historical
and/or cultural significance.
Nothing about the institutions, the
history, indeed the intrinsic raisons
d'etre (ahem) which truly make a
civilization what it is. So, thought I,
what an ideal task, to be the
premier cataloguer; to present the
first intellectual's guide to Las
"Ergo," I said to my fifth rum
and coke in the airport bar (that's
what I said, "ergo," and it cleared
the place), "/ shall set out to find
them. Right after I find my
Something one must immediately
face up to is that Las Vegas is
drowning, absolutely drowning in a
sea of complimentary alcohol. Free
drinks at the airport, free drinks in
the casinos (or, as pluralized in Oxford's, casini). I see the
phenomenon as a manifestation of
guilt over the lack of rainfall there.
One simply has to accept the fact
that one must drink. Take a deep
breath and jump in.
It's a short swim down Las Vegas
Boulevard from the airport "to the
Strip. This area is the very lifeblood
of the community, its cultural
nexus, the pulsing hub from which
all events radiate.
It's also repulsively ugly. Neon
marquees the size of hotels, hotels
the size of mountains and in the
distance, mountains the size of
small marquees. To a British
Columbian, ludicrously small.
They should get rid of them entirely.
Our hotel was Caesar's Palace,
an imposingly neo-classical, quasi-
interhationalist, pseudo-bauhaus
style edifice thoughtfully finished in
chartreuse and black. With pink
Greek statues. This festive gambling look is a common characteristic of the hotels on the Strip, all
of them uneasy architectural
collaborations between Mies Van
der Rohe and Frederick's of
The brochure told me these
places were "the greatest Cultural
and Entertainment Centres in the
World." What~rnanner of culture,
you ask? Well, rest assured you'd
spend a long time, waiting for
Godot 'round these parts. Las
Vegas flaunts kitsch like New York
flaunts Broadway. At the Sands,
Lenny and His Disco Chimps. At
the MGM Grand, actors in
Frankenstein suits dancing to
Macho Man. Entertaining,
possibly. Highbrow, no.
I found myself sitting again at a
quiet bar, pondering the existentialism of it all, the tragedy, the
expense, my expenses.
"Hey fella, why don't you come
sit with me over here. . ." She was
WINE, WOMEN, AND SONG ... top Shakespeare in Las Vegas.
beautiful, well-dressed and alone. I
was wearing my best Cowichan
sweater and a prominently-
displayed copy of Joyce's
Dubliners. I knew there were closet
intellectuals in this town!
"Hello. I'm. . ."
"Skip that, honey. Sit right
here." It must have been the Joyce
that caught her eye, I made a
mental note. She was filing her
"First off, I'm . . . say, don't I
know you from somewhere?" she
"Yes — I mean, no. . . well, you
never know."
"You're the tire salesman. From
Akron, Ohio."
"No, the student. From Vancouver, B.C."
"That's up near Bangor, ain't
"Uh, yes."
"Student, huh? Well honey,
that's a shame. Bye now."
A shame? I looked at my
brochure again. Maybe I'd laid it
on a bit too thick with the
Cowichan sweater. I decided I
needed a change of pace. I stopped
drinking and rented a car.
It's about three beers' drive from
the strip to the Hoover dam. Being
so close to town, I surmise it started
its life as a Travelodge Motel. One
day the management realized their
pool problems were insurmountable, filled up the windows with concrete and charged
everyone $1.50 to see it. Why else
would anyone put a dam in a
desert, much less truck in water to
stick behind it? At any rate, an
intellectually rewarding sight. A
kind of Mount Rushmore South;
crass sensationalism in the grand
American manner. A great place to
try out your new mantra.
On the way home from the dam I
gamboled in the desert (God forgive
me for that pun, please). Stopping
later at a gas station, I was warned
that "whateverya do, don't go into
the desert. Those reattlesnakes'll et
ya this time o'year." I turned in the
car on the spot and started drinking
By the third day I was exhausted.
I'd searched the city high and low.
Clearly Las Vegas was no place for
intellectuals. There was only one
last, drastic thing to do. I strode up
to the casino cashier, gritted my
teeth, and smacked down a $10 bill.
"Give me a roll of quarters.
"That's Canadian money."
"Oh. Dimes, then."
And here I finally found my
niche, in the soothing solace of the
slot machines. Like the Delphic
Oracles, one must interpret their
cryptic messages, that incessant,
rhythmic roll of oranges, cherries
and watermelons. Ah, the subtlety
of the triple bar; the sublime
satisfaction of the standing sevens.
The almost poetic tragedy of
dropping $60 in 45 minutes. I
decided to try blackjack instead.
Gambling tables fill the lobbies
of each huge hotel like tiny golfing
greens where the only thing golfed
is greenbacks. Blackjack tables line
the outside, roulette wheels are on
the end, crap and baccarat tables in
the middle. The more money you
have, the further in you venture. I
stayed at the edge of things.
Blackjack seems to be the only
game in which one can win
modestly over a long period of
time, or at least lose with dignity.
Being an intellectual I of course had
a distinct advantage. After
calculating the odds and racking up
five or six thousand dollars I
shrewdly decided to call it quits.
Feeling effusive, I tipped the dealer
a dollar. Always best to keep them
"There's rue for you," I said,
chuckling sagely.
"Oh, Shakespeare," the drink
girl squealed. "You quoted
"No, Dostoievsky. But you're
"Say, I know you. Aren't you
from Akron, Ohio?"
"Yes. I sell tires there."
"Right. Remember me?" She
batted, her eyelids, Vegas-style.
"No. And frankly, I don't give a
damn." It didn't come out quite
right, but I forged ahead. "Let's go
catch a show. How about Charo's
Great Tortillas I Have Known?"
"Soundspeachy." We faded, of
course, into the desert sunset.
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Page Friday, 7 STAY HOME
Well, now you know where to go,
and where not to go, during your
summer holidays. But what if you
happen to be one of those people
who cannot afford to travel this
And what do you do if the
thought of being surrounded by
people speaking a foreign language
leaves you whimpering and shuddering? And if waking up in a
strange place gives you endless
chains of sleepless nights, what can
be done?
Put simply, don't go.
Nonrunning has become so
popular that a book has even been
written about it, pionting to the
famous people that practice the art
of nonrunning. There are millions
of poor or paranoid people who are
living examples of the art of non-
So now that you have decided to
stay at home, or if you don't have
any choice, perhaps you wonder
what you can do with ,all that spare
There are some rather obvious
things that can be done, and some
that require a little creativity on the
part of the nontraveller. These suggestions are not meant to be a
definitive view of what you can do,
but only a jumping-off point (we'll
discuss that term later) from which
you can expand.
The most obvious possibility is to
hibernate throughout the summer.
After all, can millions of bears be
wrong? But bears only hibernate
during the winter, you say? Well,
you are absolutely right, and if you
had the I.Q. of a bear, you would
probably pick the wrong season,
too. Hibernation has a lot of
positive points: you will be completely rested when the fall comes, it
will not cost you a penny, and it is
extremely easy.
Maybe   hibernation   is   not   for,
you. It does not get you a tan for
one thing, putting you at an obvious   disadvantage   when   your
friends who have travelled return.
There are nontravelling activities
that get you into the fresh air and
sunshine. For instance, you can
play a little game with your
neighbors. You can call it Keeping
Up with the Joneses. If none of
your neighbors are Joneses, you can
still play the game. Just pretend
that one of them is a Jones.
There are infinite variations of
the game, but one of my personal
favorites is the Lawn Con. All you
need to do is count every blade of
grass on your property. Then you
count every blade of grass on your
neighbor's lawns. If you have more
grass than they do, you have won
and the game is over. If you have
less grass, you get a friend to bring
you some seed, and you plant
enough to put you ahead.
If you are a mathematician, you
may be tempted to count the blades
in a small area and then
mathematically determine the
overall number. But resist the temp
tation. You are missing the spirit of
the thing.
Another good nontravelling gimmick is to explore your house and
surrounding property. This can be
very exciting. You can try different
variations of this as well, such as
doing it on your hands and knees
(watch out for doggy logs), or with
your eyes completely covered
(assures battle scars).
If weather is a problem, and you
are forced to stay indoors, the
possibilities are endless.
You can play millions of games
of casino-style solitaire and work
out the odds for or against the
You can watch Mary Tyler
Moore  reruns  on  television  until
you know the words by heart, like a
Rocky Horror groupie.
If these suggestions leave you
cold, just remember that if your
mattress is stuffed with straw instead of money, and the only offer
you have for a summer job is cutting someone's lawn once a week at
$1.50 per hour, you may not have
much choice.
But do not feel disadvantaged.
If you worry about not having
anything exciting to talk about next
fall when all of your buddies return
from exciting, exotic places, you
can still be part of the group. Just
take notes while you watch Horst
Koehler's travel show, and during
wildlife programs on television.
They will give you a wealth of infor
mation that will impress your
And remember that you will be in
good company.
There are plenty of nontravellers
in the world. In fact, they probably
have an overwhelming majority.
And finally, if you have no
money to travel, and no desire to
nontravel, there are always bridges
and tall buildings to use for sans-
parachute skydiving.
But don't do it.
Even Mary Tyler Moore is better
than that. Become a seasoned non-
traveller. Maybe you can write a
book on nontravelling. If it makes
money, you might become one of
the privileged few who can afford
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Friday, March 23, 1979 HITCHHIKING:The University of the Road
You 've been standing by the side
f the road for seven hours one
undred and forty-two miles from
he nearest hamlet, surrounded by
ever-ending forests of jack pine,
then 'some ill-thinking individual in
camper tries to pick you off with
is side mirror just for sport. In-
tead of throwing rocks, flashing
he finger or screaming curses, you
urn your head and once again
'rink in the desolate beauty around
You 've arrived.
Hitchhiking is often classified as
cheap way to travel, but that isn't
he half of it. If cheap trips are all
millionaires and middle class,
tramps, transvestites and truckers
are only a few. For the most part, it
will be people like yourself, sharing
a little bit of their life with a total
stranger who has suddenly become
a good friend.
Hitchers everywhere agree
Canada is one of the best places to
hitch. People are usually friendly,
the scenery is usually beautiful, and
the cops aren't too bad. We have an
added advantage because it costs us
nothing to get there.
travelling salesmen. They are
friendly, helpful, a great source of
meals, and talkative. I was offered a
job by one on my last trip across,
and I still haven't figured out why I
turned it down.
'ou want, study like hell in Com-
nerce for five years, do gopher
vork in The Bay organization for
wenty years, and if you're lucky
'ou'll have made so much money
'ou won't notice the cost of traveling. Hitchhiking is not so much a
vay to move from place to place as
t is a state of mind.
Veteran hitchers tend to be quiet
)ut self-confident. Patience and self
:ontrol built up over long periods
)f immobility somewhere in Nor-
hern Ontario are tempered with the
cnowledge that there are no
eported cases of hitchers dying of
)ld age by the side of the road. Just
is a half-day of great trips does not
riean you might not spend the rest
>f the day right where you were
dropped off, neither does a sixteen
tour booking in a ringside seat wat-
:hing the paint fade on a highway
iign mean that the next car might
lot pick you up and take you seven-
:y miles to where a friend waits anxiously. Or that the driver might not
become a future anxious friend.
I have often thought that if Doug
Kenny was really serious about
education, he'd start a Unversity of
the Road. Sociology, philosophy,
history, economics . . . you'll learn
more of these in a month on the
road than in four years at UBC. In
addition, you'll pick up the essential points of more practical subjects such as home economics,
wilderness survival, car mechanics
and that old favorite, how-to-get-
Hitchers learn the immense size
of the world but come to appreciate
their own importance. They live on
their own, and are dependent on the
goodwill of others. The message of
the road cannot be summed
mathematically on a blackboard,
but can be imperfectly described: be
patient, breathe deeply, think clearly, listen well. A hitchhiker's goal is
not a place with a name so much as
a peace of mind that does not exist
between Buchanan and B lot.
This doesn't mean, of course,
that you aren't going any place. We
all have constraints of time and
money, but these parameters are
only challenges to your ingenuity.
You may be heading to your sister's
place in Montreal for a well deserved meal and shower, but if you can
spare the time and change why not
take this old Saskatchewan farmer
up on his offer of a place for the
night in return for a bit of work the
next day? You'll end up with new
friends, great memories, and a hell
of a lot better idea of how to repair
a silo than any Aggie at UBC.
There are two ways to spend your
time on the road: with company,
and alone. You'll get plenty of opportunity to do both.
People are what you rely on:
deviates      and      dilettantes,
The first guideline to hitching is
only common sense. Treat the other
people on the road as you would
like them to treat you. If there is a
line-up, go to the back. If someone
is desperate for food, lend him
something. Speak kindly, and don't
take affronts personally. The other
fellow may have been there for a
long, long time.
The next guideline, also common
sense, is treat the police with
courtesy. We all know they're the
running dog lackeys of the capitalist
oppressors, but they can make life
very difficult. Most of them are
really human beings, and will help
you out if you're in trouble. I've
gotten rides, shelter and money
from cops in Canada, who have
seen many hitchers before and
many of whom have been on the
road themselves.
'I'm harmless' is the art of getting
picked up. Believe it or not, long
hair doesn't matter too much any
more. Look honest, trustworthy,
interesting and witty. Smile. Dammit, smile even if you've been standing outside Corner Brook for six
hours in the freezing rain and you
have lost all feeling below your
shoulders. Stand where you can be
seen and find a spot where a car can
safely slow down and pull off.
Make it easy and attractive for a
driver to pick you up.
It should be mentioned paran-
thetically that a problem arises here
with women, who do not want to
look too attractive. I went for advice to an old lady friend who fled
the terrors of a Point Grey
household at the age of nineteen
and hitched through eastern
Canada for three months.
"Rely on instinct," was her advice. "You have to refuse a ride if
you feel uneasy about it." She had
no problems and only praise for
most of those who picked her up.
They were all concerned about her
hitching alone, and took excellent
care of her. Dress conservatively, be
firm but polite. It helps if you're
weird and carry a viola.
Travelling in pairs is accepted,
but don't try larger groups unless
you own controlling interest in the
Greyhound Corporation. A
male/female pairing appears to be
the best, while lots of people will
not pick up two women hitching
together. Then again, lots will.
Who picks up hitchhikers? All
sorts, actually, but in Canada it is
usually a middle-aged man alone in
a fairly new car. Thank God for
Where to go? My first recommendation for those who have
never left Vancouver is B.C. See the
Kootenays and the Cariboo. Travel
through Rogers Pass on a clear
summer evening with the sun going
down. Watch the trains roll through
Yahk. Freak out when the driver
suddenly realizes he has very little
gas as he starts up the Skyway on
the Salmo-Creston. I know one
fellow who hitched the 300 miles of
dirt road between Williams Lake
and Bella Coola.
Line-ups are common when the
cities are several hundred miles
apart, and are omni-present between May and August when school
is out. Wait your turn and carry a
selection of good books. As a result
of these line-ups, signs in Canada
usually dispense with destination
names and try the humour approach instead. If all else fails, try
one that says "Please!"
Whatever happens, don't
despair. You never know what will
happen next.
I was waiting in Brooks for five
hours once and had gone 90 miles
all day. By 9 p.m. I had finally
worked my way up to first in line
when some mutated kumquat was
dropped off up the road and started
hitching in front of me.
These things aren't worth arguing
about, so I was resigned to a long
cold night in southern Alberta. The
guy behind me gave up and started
walking back up the road toward
Calgary. After passing the invader,
my friend starts hitching in front of
him. Suddenly, I'm third again.
Would you believe it, however, if
I said that the very next car picked
up the first fellow, who pointed out
that I had been waiting for five
And would you believe that
driver swung past the newcomer
and stopped for me? And would
you believe that after I told him I
was going to Ottawa, he said,
"Great, let's go. I'm going to
Sydney, Nova Scotia ..."
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Friday, March 23,  1979 v/,
I/Urn feature!
Success seesaws at movie box office
Politicians and economists have
been telling us in recent years that
we are experiencing a serious
economic recession. Everytime we
by a pound of ground beef that
becomes a little more obvious.
Businessmen are complaining
that they're losing money and major industries are in decline. Things
just generally look bad for the
But there is one industry that
always does well when everything
else is in collapse. It's the one that
provides escape, in nice two-hour
chunks, from the rather depressing
facts of life we're all having to face.
The motion picture industry
thrives when others suffer.
Hollywood enjoyed some of its best
years during the Depression of the
1930s when people flocked to their
neighbourhood cinemas to escape
into a much more pleasant dreamworld for awhile.
History as we've been told, does
have a tendency to repeat itself and
as the current depression becomes
more severe the filmmakers make
more money.
In 1978 the motion picture industry grossed a record $2.9 billion,
which is a $600,000,000 increase
over the previous record set in 1977.
And things look to continue. The
January 3 issue of the entertainment industry trade paper Variety
carried the banner headline "Into
the Show Biz Gold Rush of '79!"
predicting an even better year to
Gold rush
The overwhelming success of the
movies in recent years has been a
rather abrupt turnabout. At the
beginning of this decade virtually all
of the seven major studios were experiencing severe losses and more
than one was faced with bankruptcy.
Studios such as MGM and Columbia were selling off their vast
acreage of backlots to real estate interests in an attempt to remain solvent. Film production was reduced
and producers tried to hit the
market with the right kinds of films
that would sell.
In 1972 Paramount and the ailing
20th Century Fox hit paydirt with
The Godfather and Poseidon
Adventure respectively but for the
rest it was a pretty slim year.
Each year there was one or two
big hits while everything else did
marginally well or lost money. The
studios began to concentrate on
distribution leaving the production
end of the industry to independent
It was these independents who
took the chances and more than a
few lost their shirts along with their
But when Jaws grossed
$102,650,000 in rentals in 1975 it
was the beginning of a return to
healthy times for the industry.
Although it far outpaced any other
film there were 13 more which made
more than $10,000,000 and 58
which made at least $4,000,000.
Since then things have been looking up for producers, distributors
and exhibitors.
In 1978, 27 movies grossed rentals exceeding $10,000,000 while 64
earned more than $4,000,000. But
what is most signifiant is that the
money was spread around a little
more evenly this year. That means
that more independent producers
enjoyed healthy returns which also
means they will be encouraged to
continue producing.
As in the 1930s comedies, fantasies and musicals are what's most
appealing to people when the times
are tough. Five of the top ten were
comedies, two were science fiction
flicks, two were adventure stories
and one, the biggest hit of the year
was a musical.
Randall Kleiser's Grease was
released in North America in June
and in six months it accrued rentals
totalling $83,091,000. That is
enough to make it the fourth most
successful film of all time.
Producer Robert Stigwood seems
to have a midas touch in the entertainment industry. He started out
managing acts such as the Cream
and Bee Gees then created his own
record company, RSO, and recently
entered      film      production.
Besides producing the most successful film of the year in Grease,
Stigwood also released the soundtrack album which went on to
become the fourth best selling
album of the year.
Midas touch
The top-selling album of the year
was the Saturday Night Fever
soundtrack which is also on RSO
records. And of course that film
was the third most successful film
of 1977 at $71,000,000. Stigwooc
also hit big in 1975 with his first
film Tommy which took in
$16,000,000 in rentals and also
featured a successful soundtrack
album. Even his monstrous Sgt.
Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
broke even at the box office and
made money on the soundtrack.
Stigwood's recent success far
outstrips that of any other one producer but in achieving it he has
done a disservice to the movies.
Both Grease and Sgt. Peppers are
nothing but feature length advertisements for the albums. The fact
that Grease went on to make
millions doesn't mean it was a good
movie, but it does indicate that
Stigwood is a shrewd and
calculating businessman.
The biggest sham of a hit like
Grease is that people really think
they made it the hit. Don't be fooled. Stigwood was so secure in his
ability to make us want his product
that he hired unheard of newcomers
to direct Saturday Night Fever,
Grease and Sgt. Peppers.
He didn't care how well made the
pictures were. He knew that with
the right stars, the soundtrack
albums and total saturation of the
other media (magazines, tv, radio,
tee-shirts, books, posters, games,
etc.) he could draw us into the
theatres and record stores. And un
even superstars Caan and Fonda fail to bring in the bucks.
fortunately he was right. Now we
can only shudder in anticipation of
what he may have in store for us
Although Grease was the big hit
of 1978 there were many other films
which did remarkably well. Close
Encounters of the Third Kind was
reissued and brought in
$54,000,000, bringing its total take
since 1977 to $77,000,000. The surprise hit of the year was National
Lampoon's Animal House, a low-
budget comedy which grossed
$52,368,000 in rentals. Jaws 2 made
$49,299,000 proving that   sequels
can be successful while Heaven Can
Wait earned $42,517,000.
The Goodbye Girl benefitted
from Richard Dreyfuss' Oscar to
the tune of $41,000,000. Star Wars
was re-released in the summer of
1978 and did another $38,000,000 in
business bringing its total rentals to
$164,765,000, which is of course the
all-time record.
More money
Burt Reynolds continues to be big
box office as his Hooper brought in
$31,500,000. Foul Play generated
$25,065,000 and was closely followed by the 10th most successful film
of the year Revenge of the Pink
Panther with $25,000,000.
The success of that last film
guarantees the Pink Panther series
as the most successful in film
history. The five films starring
Peter Sellers have earned a total of
In many years films outside of the
top ten turned out to be money
losers but with all the money that
was being spent at the box-office
last year many more were successful.
Films such as An Unmarried
Woman, the Cheap Detective, The
End, House Calls, Julia, Coma,
The Turning Point, Up In Smoke,
and the Guantlet all made well over
$10,000,000, guaranteeing profits
for their producers.
As in any year there are those
films that were expected to do well
but for some reason just didn't
click. Alan J. Pakula's Comes A
Horseman made only $3,000,000
despite featuring Jane Fonda and
James Caan.
Robert Altman's A Wedding
earned a slow $3,600,000 while
other big releases like The Big
Sleep, Gray Lady Down, FM and
Paradise Alley downed.
Such failures only prove that it is
still difficult to predict what the
public will respond to. While that
may be disappointing to producers
it is good news for the film public.
Because the producers are to a
degree unaware of what's going to
be popular some experiment in an
attempt to find the next big trend.
That's all that allows some of the
finer movies to get made each year.
Some go on to become hits while
others may die but at least they get
made in between the Greases and
Star Wars.
As was mentioned earlier the industry watchers are predicting an
even better year in 1979. With such
huge successes as Superman, Every
Which Way But Loose, Midnight
Express, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Wiz currently racking up millions it would appear that
they are right.
It would also appear that the
public's mood hasn't changed that
much, the same kind of movies are
enjoying success this year.
There is however, one thing to
remember as we watch Hollywood
grow richer and fatter. When television came out in the 1950s the
movie industry was almost
destroyed because millions stayed
home to watch tv for free. Theatres
turned into drugstores overnight.
In the next few years pay television, video cassettes and the large
screen betamax are going to become
mass market items. What will happen ir o the large audience the
movi,i are currently attracting? Is it
possible that for Hollywood history
may repeat itself once too often?
REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHERS . . . Sellers' series most financially successful in film history.
Friday, March 23, 1979
Page Friday, 11 No room for
'ivimps'in Warriors
Imagine New York City under
the control of street punks. This is
the theme of Warriors; a film that
delves into what would happen if a
city was taken over by street gangs.
The Warriors
Directed by Walter Hill
Capitol 6
Although the premise of the
movie is interesting, the director
Walter Hill loses his grasp of the
concept and soon sacrifices his
theme for violence of the most
vicarious kind. For example, when
the Warriors' leader decides to
avoid a confrontation and use
diplomacy, one of his cohorts
responds "We're acting like faggots. Let's waste them." Those who
choose not to fight in the Warriors
are labelled "wimps."
If Hill had used this scene only
once he could have effectively given
us insight into the characters and
the   psychology   of   the   gang.
However, these scenes become too
common. What results is the loss of
all character. Everyone seems to be
a neanderthal man because of mental attributes being subservient to
physical ones.
The most memorable line said by
a character in The Warriors is "I'm
gonna shove this bat up your ass
and turn you into a popsicle."
Besides the under-developed
characters there is also an abundance of cliches just like the
showdown in a western with the
good-guys and the bad-guys.
Everything is so bloody predictable.
Instead of the line "draw," it is
"Warriors come out to play."
When the Warriors' leader,
Michael Beck, gives his girlfriend,
Deborah Van Valkenburgh, some
flowers, he gives them to her as if it
was a funeral rather than a meaningful relationship. There is no
evidence of a romantic link between
the two characters.
Hill tries a Westside story
romance as a digression from the
THE WARRIORS .. . . mechanized relationships and vicarious violence.
violence, but instead he stereotypes
the girl 'who falls in love with the
hero' and doesn't explain why she's
so lovey-dovey toward him. The
relationship is so mechanized.
And that is precisely the fault of
the Warriors. There are no emotions. There are no strong character
relationships. There is only
The Warriors completely ignores
the "what-if" premise of a gang-
takeover. Instead The Warriors is a
film that centers only on violence
and sterotypes.
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anniversaries if they were
married to each other.
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Warning:  Some suggestive scenes.
— B.C. Director.
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Friday, March 23,  1979 Agatha's disappearance a real mystery
What Pauline Kael wrote in The
<ew Yorker last month about The
jreat Train Robbery that you feel
ike a person of taste and compli-
nent yourself just for sitting there
n the theatre, can also be said for
There seems to be a trend to
:ostume-plot pictures right now,
vhat with Robbery and Agatha and
vlurder by Decree and they all help
nake the genre enjoyable again.
\gatha isn't a stunner, but it's an
mtertaining and handsome reverie
ibout mystery writer Agatha
Christie's celebrated 1926 disappearance.
starring Vanessa Redgrave and
Dustin Hoffman
Directed by Michael Apted
At the Capitol 6
The film isn't overly challenging
ind it doesn't pretend to be deep.
But neither does it make you feel
ike an idiot for watching it and it
las a centre of tension and visuality
hat is pretty effective overall.
The idea of the film itself, taken
Tom Kathleen Tynan's fiction and
Aritten here with Arthur Hopcraft
ibout what Christie might have
seen doing while nobody could find
ler, is just this side of the fences
)ecause it rattles skeletons that are
better left in peace. Christie did not
discuss those twelve days of her life
in her autobiography or with
anyone, and it seems natural under
the circumstances that she wouldn't
want to. Her marriage was forcibly
over, she felt alone and miserable,
and so she vanished later to return
and face the world.
It falls to Vanessa Redgrave to
give the core of credibility to the
undertaking. She portrays Agatha
with a downy quiet passion that
cuts right through, as a woman who
even at her lowest still has the instincts and prolific ideas of a real
writer. Redgrave, the great translucent dewey portrait-etcher of the
screen, has done bravura
outrageous like Mary Queen of
Scots and Isadora Duncan, and
smaller key roles in The Seven-Per-
Cent Solution and Julia where her
sensitivity and presence dwarfed
everythingaround her. Here she ex
pands somewhat on her last role as
Julia as she dominates the whole
movement of the film playing a
cerebral and shy woman. This unique beauty has her detractors on
and off the screen, but for the rest
of us she is still compulsive viewing.
You hardly know she's acting.
Dustin Hoffman plays a hot-shot
American reporter who goes to find
her and becomes her suitor and his
clever, eyes-narrowed performance
is a put-on. He plays Wally Stanton
as a kind of sartorial self-conscious
Carl Bernstein whom he played in
All The President's Men.
But despite the sideways irony of
his performance, there's a tensile
strength in his scenes as he single-
handedly prevents the picture from
turning to mush. Sometimes you
wonder why he's there at all, he's
just too wise and too short for
But it seems right somehow in the
long run. Their chemistry is gently
witty and when they dance together
and look so mismatched no one
could want to change it to any other
Timothy Dalton, the husband
Redgrave tried to blow up in Mary
Queen of Scots, plays her husband
the Colonel, the man whose name
Christie bore for the rest of her
career even after they divorced. His
resemblance to Laurence Olivier in
the 1930s is striking, only without
Olivier's early raw and embarrassed
eyes. There's a good performance
too by Helen Morse, as a hotel companion whose role vanishes by the
Michael Apted directs in a
steady, airy tone and while the film
avoids externals and tends to get
wrapped up in its own removed
world, what is shown, is cleanly and
meaningfully done.
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Seahorse is act of keyhole voyeurism
The Seahorse, presented at the
Dorothy Somerset Studio this past
weekend was a lively experience in
keyhole voyeurism. The play relies
on character for action and tension
and the audience is thrust towards
the actors to witness every wince.
Bill Murdoch, a graduate theatre
student at UBC, says he chose to
direct the Seahorse for exactly these
reasons. He adds that he feels
academic theatre often loses itself
in ideas and neglects characterization, a basic theatrical tool. In the
process the audience is shortchanged.
"Two people and how they work
things out together present a
stronger image to the audience than
just ideas about men can."
The Seahorse by Edward J.
Moore is a game of emotional hide
and seek. Set in a rundown
dockside bar, the Seahorse, Moore
examines the intertwining lives of
Gertrude Blum, the proprietress,
and Harry Bales, a sailor.
Experience has taught Gertrude
that respect is earned through brute
strength. She has cultivated a tough
and unappealing exterior to protect
She feels that the only man who
ever loved her was her father.
Beaten by her husband, abused by
other men, she cannot give or
accept love. Gertrude rejects Harry
and his professions of love as
sentimental slop.
Harry is a more tenuously drawn
character because his reactions are
not explicitly due to cause and
effect. But outside forces direct his
actions as well. Harry feels he has
to measure up to the image his
friends project on him as living off
Gertrude and not with her.
Harry is easygoing to the point of
timidity. Yet he is resilient and
compassionate   in   the   face   of
Gertrude's hostile domination.
Harry dreams of a family and his
own boat. From his sincere love
springs the determination to drag
Gertrude out of her sordid past into
a brighter future.
The desire to live burns in
Gertrude and Harry and draws
them together. It finds an outlet in
playfulness and sexual enjoyment.
Yet it is not a guarantee that they
will overcome the obstacles which
confront them.
Moore clearly defines the
motivations of his characters even
though the characters act unpredictably at times. The danger
arises that the actors will believe all
the work has been done and will not
bridge the gap between visible
action and invisible emotion.
Through insight and interpretation
the actor breathes life into a
character and elevates it above the
status of a marionette subject to
either author or director.
Danielle Dunn and John Carroll,
both semi-professional actors, have
not succumbed to this temptation,
however. They exhibited great
concentration and were equal to the
demands of the roles. A palpitating
inner core united the kaleidoscope
of contradictory emotions and
reactions to form a believable
The director is most effective
when least apparent and Murdoch
has crafted a fine production which
moves quickly and smoothly with a
mind of its own.
"I've tried imposing my will on
people before but that doesn't work
at all. You have to have everything
planned and then be prepared to
throw everything out the window
when someone comes up with
something completely different.
You have to work with people
trying to guide them to a unified
whole and incorporating new ideas
into that whole.
"It's like riding a tiger and
pulling an ear to get it .to go in one
direction or another," said
Everything was made as real as
possible. Murdoch said he toned
down some of the dramatic parts of
the script for a less highly charged,
more naturalistic effect.
Much of the set was designed to
this end also. The bar itself looked
real enough to go up to and order a
drink. The bar room was the same
size as the stage area and the
audience was seated where the other
three walls would be. This seating
plan brought the actors and
audience close together and created
a feeling of intimacy which is
impossible to duplicate in larger
theatres and which served this play
very well.
The stage was also slightly longer
than wide, which is unusual. This
created an effective moment near
the end of the play when Harry is
on the verge of going out the door'
for good. As he looks back at
Gertrude behind the bar it seems
that the distance is too great for
them to cross again.
Murdoch said the shape of the
stage originally came from the
image of the bar as Gertrude's
grave: long, dark and narrow with
the audience peering down into it.
However    this    effect    was    not
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In his last UBC production
Murdoch wanted to exploit the
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that he could direct on a professional level in a competent manner,
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Friday, March 23,  1979 \ poetry i
Multifarious night comes to crazy end
Warren Tallman appeared on
stage at the Italian Cultural Centre
at almost exactly 8:30 Friday night
to open the second evening of the
Writing in Our Time poetry series.
It was a welcome change from
the haphazard organization that
dominated the first reading in
February. Tallman recounted the
previous night's writers' discussion
with flowery language that
sometimes lapsed into melodic
The Scandia affair was an
exercise in frustration. The stage
atmosphere where the scheduled
writers sat under glaring spotlights
and glass-eyed TV lenses seemed at
best, tense and uncomfortable.
Added to this was Lawrence Ferlinghetti's refusal to sit under the
smoldering lights to discuss poetics.
His stance was quickly
challenged by Brian Fawcett and
Robert Kroetsch, who both reprimanded Ferlinghetti for not being
up there with them. However,
Collen Thibaudeau was not about
to go with the flow and sympathized with Lawrence's reluctance to share their discomfort on
A long and rather tiresome discussion ensued between the writers
and their audience concerning the
state of poetry today. Near the end
of the evening, Kroetsch who was
noticeably withered by the relentless lights, asked in a plaintive
voice, "Where is the nearest bar?"
I'm quite sure that almost everyone
was ready for it by then.
After Tallman finished the introduction on Friday night, Robert
Kroetsch took command of the
stage. Kroetsch has such a strong
stage presence and delivery that
within minutes he had the audience
eating out of his hand. Opening his
reading with poems from The Seed
Catalogue, Kroetsch launched into
a solid half-hour of humorous and
entertaining verse. The seed poems
dealt with the various techniques
for growing of fruits and vegetables
with unusual endings such as: "but
how do you grow a lover?; a
memory?; a poet?"
Working unswervingly in a
humorous vein, Kroetsch moved
into The Sad Phonecian, a poem
based on the alphabet. The poem
played with words as phonetic units
with outrageous results.
In another poem we heard about
a photographer from Saskatoon,
"who takes those sterling pictures
of the wind." Kroetsch kept his
material light throughout and
seemed to enjoy himself as much as
the audience did his performance.
Brian Fawcett, a local poet, was
the next man up. As much as
Kroetsch was light, Fawcett was
heavy. In a brief introduction to his
reading Fawcett explained that he
did not think that the poetry series
should be a celebration of what
happened in the '60s and ended by
dedicating his own poems to the
Either because he had had a
previous conflict with the Vancouver Poetry Centre, with
Tallman himself, or even the intimidating size of the audience,
there was something that made
Fawcett nervous. Sitting near the
front I later asked a friend who was
sitting near the back about this and
he was genuinely surprised by my
Fawcett opened with a highway
poem which contained some razor-
edged imagery of modern
technology killing the land. In a
slight change of pace the next poem
about Cranbrook had a pristine and
delicate quality in describing the
flowers and bullfrogs inhabiting an
Okanagan lakeshore. These images
however were juxtaposed with
images of orchards rented to
tourists to park their mobile homes
and buying fruit imported from
Before moving into a poem called
The Hand Fawcett related how he
discovered an article describing the
killing of 20-30 million Africans in
the Belgian Congo from 1890 to
1910. One could sense a feeling of
oppressive heaviness descend like a
black cloud upon the hall. It was
becoming clear that Fawcett had no
intention of breaking his serious
tone or giving his audience something to laugh at.
However, right after the poem
was finished, Fawcett provided us
with a humorous break by a poem
about a trucking firm called
Aggressive Transport, an appropriately named outfit that
routinely terrorized small cars on
the Trans-Canada Highway.
But just as quickly as everyone
was lifted up down came the heavy
hand of doom as Fawcett finished
with yet another cutting vision of
the mechanical world that we are
succumbing to.
Born in the Virgin Islands in 1919
and raised in New York, Ferlinghetti was one of the seminal figures
of the beat scene in the United
States in the 1950s and early '60s.
Among his many accomplishments
he opened up the now legendary
City Lights Bookstore in San
Francisco when he moved there in
With an ease of manner that
comes only after a lifetime of
readings, Ferlinghetti stepped up to
the microphone and launched into a
lyric song/chant; one line over and
over again, his voice quavering and
wavering, producing a pleasant
hypnotic trance that reached to the
back of the hall.
Reading from earlier works,
including Cooney Island of the
Mind, Ferlinghetti wove imagery
where anarchists and American
eagles were all somehow living
together in America, the promised
I'm waiting for the American
eagle to really spread its wings
straighten up and really fly
I'm waiting for the wars that will
make it a safe place for anarchists
Certainly one of the most
powerful poems of the entire
evening was Rough Song of
Animals Dying which starts:
In a dream within a dream I
dreamt a dream
of the reality of existence
inside the ultimate computer
Following up with more poems
from his latest book, Northwest
Ecolog, the poet made clear his
deep concern for our dying earth.
In a poem written in the Greenpeace Dreambook in 1977 aboard
the James Bay, Ferlinghetti writes
of the plight of the last great whales
running from the mega-arsenal of
modern technology:
And the blue-eyed whales
exhausted and running
but still
singing to each other. . .
There was a standing ovation as
Ferlinghetti bowed graciously, a
bemused grin lighting his face. He
was one of the series' big guns and
he had certainly delivered the
Collen Thibaudeau read next.
And although she was not a
celebrity of the same calibre of Ferlinghetti, she has a well-known
husband, James Reaney, three
times winner of the Governor-General's Award in literature.
Unfortunately for Thibaudeau,
the crowd by this time was showing
signs of poetry fatigue and started
an exodus that would continue
throughout her reading. Matters
would have been helped if she had a
strong voice, but she doesn't and
this only further increased the
restlessness of the dwindling
Thibaudeau realized the situation
and engaged her listeners with a
sound poem that called for the
audience to imitate tin scraping,
canaries singing and men grumbling. This got everyone's spirits
up. But there were a few over-
zealous participants who began to
improvise and extend their canary
calls until the resulting cacophony
sounded more like a mental institute revolt than a harmonious
chorus that it was intended to be.
Thibaudeau closed with some
landscape poetry inspired by her
travels in Canada. They might have
had a better reception at another
time and another place. By now
most people were either leaving or
falling asleep.
As if to emphasize the incongruities of the evening the new
wave band, Private School provided a high-volume musical finale.
of reading.
Some celebrities were noted
boogeying their buns off to the
tight and raunchy sound belted out
by the five-member band. At one
— graeme foster photo
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stage to do some vocal harmonizing. It was a crazy end to a
multifarious night.
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Left to right; top row — Kirk Wirsig, John Woudzia; second row — Peter Menyasz,
David Williams, Kerry Regier, Greg Strong (with cane), Ingrid Matson, Steve
Simkin; third row — Bob Bakshi, Tony Montague, Larry Green, Doug Todd, Julie
Wheelwright; sitting — Wendy Hunt, Paul Hodgins, Mary-Ann Brunoro; missing —
Gray Kyles, Holly Nathan, Graeme Foster. Photo by class clown Matt King.
Menyasz the wazz wins
Ubyssey Appointments Editor
Peter Menyasz was elected Page
Friday editor in a unanimous 25-
vote decision cast Tuesday by 24
Ubyssey staff members. Menyasz's
leap to power was the archetypal
Cinderella story where an unknown
rookie reporter rose to fame and
editorship within six short months.
"And it got pretty hard, stuffing
in all those ballots at the last
minute," said Menyasz although he
denied rumors that the election had
had a rigged outcome because he
was the only candidate.
"I was simply the best man
running," he said. "Right?"
Former Ubyssey news editor Bill
Tieleman was also quick to reject
any claims of election scandal.
"No, it's just that Pete's so efficient. What a guy! I'm sure he
was just trying to help out with the
elections and all, filling in for
missing voters and that sort of
thing," said Tieleman, still limping
from Friday's game of stick quiz
with Menyasz.
Menyasz who initially joined The
Ubyssey as a photographer, quickly
became a reviewer, news reporter,
editorializer, feature and sports
writer all at the same time and even
in the same issue. He said his
election success was a result of his
natural lifestyle.
"Right," said Menyasz, "I eat
right, sometimes I sleep right
through the weekend. I have disco
fever too, right? And I like punk
rock. You might say I live
Mike Bocking, outgoing editor of
The Ubyssey expressed some fears
over Menyasz's election. "He's
certainly no malingerer," said
Bocking who was sporting a patch
over one eye, a victim to one of his
own office brawls.
"But I wouldn't be surprised if
Peter makes the whole principle of
a staff downright obsolete. He's
already doing everything now. We
might as well rename the paper."
Heather Conn, recently elected
co-editor of The Ubyssey, played
down Menyasz's efficiency. "I
think Pete's curly hair, good iooks
and natural charm won him the
votes," she said.
However her partner Tom Hawthorn violently disagreed and
allegedly brought  a  phone  book
down  on   her  head.   "NO!"   he
"It was clearly a case of age
before beauty, Heather. The wazz
was older than anybody else."
The 27-year-old Menyasz wasted
little time after his election before
he telegraphed the good news to his
parents, immigrant Hungarian
grain growers living on a remote
farming commune in central B.C.
Mama Menyasz who was later
contacted by The Ubyssey was glad
that her son had finally made it.
"He was a good boy," she said.
"He used to come whenever I called
him although even when he was
three and four he used to dance to
all the Buddy Holly tunes he heard
on the hi-fi in our living room."
Retiring PF editor Greg Strong
who had been increasingly mistaken
for Menyasz, was seen in the office,
destroying all the poofta files and
taking down the glossy pictures of
himself which he had stapled to the
walls earlier this year. Later he
acknowledged the Hungarian
"Well, mom always liked you
best," he said.
— matt king photo
pointy head with a bright
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Friday, March 23,  1979 Ivistal
Several plays are opening around
awn this weekend. Samuel
teckett's tragi-comedy Endgame
tarts Sat., March 24 at Spratt's
u-k, 1036 Richards St. Monday-
aturday, 8 p.m.; tickets are $4,
'riday and Saturday $5.
The North Vancouver Com-
lunity Players present The Lion in
Vinter, James Goldman's histori-
al play about intrigue in the court
if Henry II of England, at Presen-
ation House Studio Theatre, 209
V. 4th St., North Vancouver. Per-
ormances will run March 23 and
4, 28-31, 8:30 p.m. Tickets $3.
The ever-popular rock musical
iodspell, based on the Gospel
ccording to St. Matthew, starts
-larch 24 at Studio 58, 100 W. 49th
Vve., Tuesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.
Tickets $3.
Gossip, a who-done-it by Cana-
lian playwright George Walker,
vill be playing at the Arts Club
Theatre, 1181 Seymour St., starting
this Thursday, March 29. Monday-
Friday, 8:30 p.m., Saturday 7 and
10 p.m.; tickets are $5.75, Friday
and Saturday $7.
On March 23 and 24, the Prism
Dance Theatre will perform new
and old works, including the
premiere of Poseidon by Chalmers
Award winner Judy Jarvis at the
Playhouse. Tickets $4.50 and
The Immram Dance Theatre, a
contemporary dance group, is a
B.C.-based .and non-profit
organization whose goals are the
promotion of contemporary dance
through community education,
training and performances. The
group will perform March 29, 8:30
p.m. at the Centennial Theatre, 123
E. 23rd, North Vancouver. Tickets
The 1978 Berlin Film Festival
continues at the Pacific Cinematheque, Robson Square Theatre:
The Main Actor, March 23, 9:15
p.m.   and   March   24,   7   p.m.;
Student Administrative
Applications will be received for
the positions of:
Director of Services
Director of Finance
Commissioners of S.A.C. (8)
at the A.M.S. Business Office,
Room 266, S.U.B.
Applications and further information may be
obtained at S.U.B. Rooms 246 and 266.
Pam Rosengren
AMS Sec./Treas.
228-2050 SUB 250
Do You Have
Office Skills?
If you have good typing or office
experience and live in the Richmond, S. Vancouver area, we have
temporary assignments available
for the months of April to
Call now for appointment to
register. Ask for Diane or Cathie
uality Personnel Ltd.
Parkside 4800
Number Three Road
Richmond, B.C.
There will be two one-act plays
presented at the Freddy Wood
Theatre at UBC on Wednesday,
March 28-Saturday March 31.
The Great Fury of Philip Hotz
directed by Kico Gonzalez and
written by Swiss playwright Max
Frisch is a comedy about man's
inability to escape the inevitable.
Audience directed by Beryl Baylis
and written by Czechoslovakia
playwright Vaclav Havel is about a
confrontation in a brewery where
the head maltster is making a young
playwright an incredible offer.
Showtimes are at 8 p.m. There
will also be a matinee performance
on Thursday, March 29 at 12:30.
Admission is free.
B.F.A. graduates are holding an
exhibition April 9-20, 10:30-3:30, in
the SUB Art Gallery. Coffee will be
served on the opening night
There will be a wide open
exhibition at Robson Square,
August 1-22 celebrating the Year of
imagination counts
the Child. Every conceivable type
of art is eligible for the three cash
prizes of $200 each. The idea is to
connect the two themes of World
Citizenship and the International
Year of the Child. Last day for
receipt of entries is June 30, 1979 at
3765 West 3rd Ave. Imagination
will count more than talent and the
contest is open to all ages.
How in the world
you drink Kahlua?
Brown Cow
Kahlua and Milk
Ihe International liqueur.
Friday, March 23, 1979
Page Friday. 17 YOU CANT MAT
Vteaouid better
The 699.95 Marantz 1515 System
features value as it's key feature. The
chain of reproduction begins with the
Shure M70B Magnetic cartridge
mounted in the Marantz 6025 belt
drive semi-automatic turntable. This
combination gives outstanding pick
ud of all frequencies and the lowering
of distortion by 30% through tone arm
design tracking error. This clean quiet
signal is sent to the Marantz 1515
Receiver — 15 watts of linear, reliable,
low distortion performance. With exceptional 50 db stereo quieting and
precise dual meter tuning the 1515's
FM section is typically Marantz. The
"value engineered" Ultralinear 175
speakers featuring a 12" full size air
suspension design. The Ultralinear
175 is a three way no frills — all sound
engineered system which should be
heard today.
The 899.95 Marantz 1530 system is a
natural step up from the 699.95
Marantz 1515. The Marantz 1530 gives
30 watts per channel (double the
power!) and a wide range control —
especially useful in adjusting vocal
performance to suit listeners tastes.
Plus the Marantz 6025 now uses an
M954ED by Shure — only the V15
Type III outperforms this outstanding
cartridge. All this is heard through a
pair of "value engineered"Ultralinear
210 Speakers.
Graphic Equalizer
The SEA-20G has seven frequency "tone-zone" controls, one per one and
half octave. Each control, in turn, covers the 60, 150, 400, 1k, 2.4k, 6k or
15kHz tone zone. Tonal combinations are as many as 62.748,5171. An
S.E.A. Defeat, S.A.E. Record Tape monitor and input Attenuator
(OdB—6dB) are also provided. _
We've provided all the features you demand. Including a Dolby* Noise Reduction System to deliver outstanding
signal-to-noise ratio performance. A
record/playback head that's made from
super-hard permalloy material; the same
material we use in the very best Marantz Cassette Deck to ensure low phase
distortion and up to 10 times more life than an ordinary magnetic head. The
DC Motor Transport System assures rock-stable tape speed and low wow
and flutter. _
MODEL 1810
The A-103 was designed with the same
philosophy and advanced technology
developed for more expensive models.
For example, its transport mechanism is
the same type as that employed on the
A-303. It also incorporates an FG servo-
controlled DC motor for superior stability
and accuracy. The Dolby noise reduction
system featured on the A-103 is behind its
component-level sound, found on few
other decks in this price range.
19209 CHIC - CHIC
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