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^Vol. LXIII, No. 28
Vancouver, B.C. Friday, November 14,1980
— Hz popa photo
TITAN POOPER-SCOOPER moves in to extract giant stools of diarrhetic dogs running wild on campus.
Machines picks up dachshund do-do, shepherd shit, poodle poo-poo, collie crap, doberman droppings, beagle
bowel movments, greyhound guano and English terrier excrement, proving conclusively that Ubyssey is not alone
in regularly producing scoops.
Program cut ignores gears
Although engineering students
are overwhelmingly against the
idea, the faculty of applied science
will continue with its plan to
shorten the current degree program
to four years from five.
According to engineering undergraduate society vice-president Rob
Pearce, 76.5 per cent of the engin-
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Where can you get a fuzzy brown
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No, the University of Lethbridge is
close but it's no cigar. It's not even
much of a university.
The lowest price amber liquid in
Canada can be found at The Ubyssey. Yes, that's right, the vilest rag
imaginable is also where you can get
barley sandwiches for the lowest
price imaginable. Free.
You heard us — free. Today at
noon get up to SUB 241k and find
out what a pit can really be like. Do
we relate, Jake? Are we getting
through, Sue?
We've never lied to you and been
wrong before, have we?
This chance may never come
again. Don't waste it. Get up to that
place we call white fluorescent hell
and have one on us.
eering students who answered a recent questionnaire were against the
The students felt that a "lessening of degree quality would result
from the switch to a four year program," Pearce said. Student comments said, in effect, that a decrease
in the quantity of the program
would result in a corresponding decrease in quality — in this case, 20
per cent.
Applied sciences dean Martin
Wedepohl said Thursday he was
aware of student opposition to the
plan, but "the initiative is a faculty
one." The faculty of applied science approved in principle: the concept of a four-year program at its
Oct. 15 meeting.
"Right now it (the four-year program) will go ahead whether we like
it or not because we don't have a
big enough voice with the faculty,"
Pearce said Thursday.
The engineering survey included
11 questions, as well as information
about the proposed program and
the reasons behind its creation.
The reasons are "hard to
define," said Pearce. "The rest of
Canada, except one other university, is on a four-year program," he
said, "there's a feeling that we can
do it here too."
But most engineering students
feel the main reason is economic
pressure — that it costs less to send
an engineer to university for four
years instead of five, he said.
And although some students feel
it is true, applied sciences dean Neil
Risebrough has denied that the decision is related to the proposed
four-year engineering programs at
the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University.
Some students feel the other universities' plans may also be behind
Wedepohl's bid to expand the UBC
engineering faculty.
The four-year program effectively drops the first year of science,
but still maintains it as an option.
The option may be used more often
than anticipated, since 56.5 per cent
of the engineering students felt that
the new proposed first year was too
difficult, Pearce said.
Student comments in general said
that the first year of engineering is
already difficult, even after one
year of science to get in the swing of
university and studying, he said.
"If we go to a four-year program, we'll have to improve our
contact with high schools and let
the students know about the one-
year option," Pearce said.
One aspect of the program the
engineers did support was the reduction in required humanities
credits to nine from the current 12
to 15 units.
The engineering program is slated
to begin by 1983.
'UBC a good
deal — Kenny
Next year's 13 per cent tuition fee
increase will not necessarily drive
students away from UBC, administration president Doug Kenny said
Kenny said he would be "very
cautious" before assuming the increase will reduce enrolment at
"It's certainly the policy of this
university that anyone who can
meet the academic requirements
should not be deprived of a higher
education for financial reasons,"
he said.
Student aid and bursaries make it
possible for all potential students to
attend UBC, he claimed, and added
that despite fee increases, attending
UBC is still a "good deal."
UBC's board of governors passed
the 13 per cent fee increase last
week in the face of student protest.
Although several students told the
board fee increases are grossly unfair at a time when students are suffering severe financial hardships
and a 1,500-name anti-fee hike petition was presented, the board did
not make a single alteration to the
proposed increase.
But Kenny said the board seriously considered students' views in
making its decision.
"Certainly the board considered
the student presentation at the
meeting. The board simply felt that
in weighing everything in balance it
should uphold the indexing policies
it set," he said.
(The board adopted a policy that
students should pay not less than 10
per cent of the university's operating budget last year.)
"We didn't arrive at the decision
easily," said Kenny. "It was painful
for all board members."
"It wasn't by any means a quick
decision," he added.
Student board representative
John Pellizon agreed the board was
not quick in reaching its decision.
He said board spent two hours debating the issue, which is the longest
he has ever seen the board spend on
any single issue.
But Pellizon also said he was disgusted by the fact most board members seemed to have their minds
made up before the meeting, and
spent time on the issue simply out
of politeness.
Kenny claimed the board has always had a history of responding to
student concerns. He said this is
characterized by the fact UBC has
doubled student aid in the last five
years, and UBC students still pay
one of the lowest percentages of
university operating budgets in the
"It may look as though the board
doesn't (consider student concerns)
but history doesn't agree with
that," he said.
Library plans
shy from public
More than $43 million will be
spent on improving UBC's library
system but the average student will
have no opportunity to speak out
on the plans.
Two proposals for new construction to meet the library's space
needs for the next 20 years have
been selected by the president's
committee on library space requirements.
"I think if we held a public meeting now, nobody would come because we've asked so many people
about the proposal," graduate
studies dean Peter Larkin said
Thursday. Larkin is also the chair
of the committee.
Some attempt at a public meeting
may be held after a decision has
been made, UBC spokesperson Jim
Banham said Thursday. The meeting would probably outline the dilemma the library faces and the details of the solution, he said.
The dilemma the library is facing
is simple — it is rapidly running out
of room. According to the committee's report released this fall, by
1988 all branches except the law library will be full, and the law library
will reach its capacity in 1991.
"Libraries are growing at a fantastic rate," Larkin said. "If we're
going to continue to be the major
resource library in B.C., we're going to have to expand."
The library project is being treated separately from other capital
programs, says Jim Kennedy, UBC
university services vice-president.
While most projects benefit the immediate UBC community, the library is a resource centre for B.C.
and Canada, and is the second largest in the country, he said.
Kennedy said he feels that students have already had sufficient input into the proposal via the committees that must be consulted: the
president's committee on land use,
the senate committee on academic
building needs, the library space requirements committee, the traffic
committee, and the board of governors.
But UBC's two student board
members were not notified of meetings about the library, even though
they were sitting on the library committee.
Two proposals, titled A and B,
were presented to the board of governors at their Nov. 4 meeting, and
will be forwarded on to other committees for further study. Each will
cost in excess of $43 million.
Proposal A is favored by the library committee, Larkin said. It concentrates on centralization of library services.
Plans include construction of two
new wings on either side of the Ladner clock tower linking the Main
and Sedgewick libraries, as well as
the demolition and reconstruction
of most of the existing Main library.
Proposal B concentrates on decentralization of library services.
It also involves demolition and
reconstruction of most of Main library, as well as construction of a
science library behind the biological
sciences building (and not on the
site of the present bookstore as stated in UBC Reports).
Both plans would retain the external central, stone-faced section
of Main library as a "heritage structure." But the north and south
wings of the library, as well as the
east side stack area, would be demolished and replaced by six
storeys of flexible and adaptable
Although only one proposal is
likely to be selected by the board of
governors, Larkin said both the A
and B options will probably be
needed in the long run.
While no one interviewed was
willing to comment on completion
dates for various stages of the proposal, final recommendations (including detailed plans) should be
submitted to the board of governors
by Feb. 3, 1981.
Financing will be sought from the
provincial and federal governments, Kennedy said. Page 2 THE    UBYSSEY Friday, November 14, 1980
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Nader to spark UBC researchers
Remember that sleek car you bought that
polluted the air, broke down on a regular basis, and was promoted through misleading
Social critic Ralph Nader, who has made a
career out of not forgetting such problems,
will be speaking at UBC next week and organizers are hopeful some of his audience will
be stirred to join the fight.
Mike Satterfield of UBC's Environmental
Interest Group said on Thursday one of the
main reasons Nader will be speaking is in
order to generate interest in Public Interest
Research Groups in B.C.
"The basic intent is to start a PIRG here at
UBC," he said. "It's to see if there's enough
interest on a much more local scale."
The EIG is co-sponsoring the event along
with the AMS speaker's forum and Simon
University's PIRG. Because the speech is to
organize support for PIRG Nader has waived
his usual $3,COO speaker's fee and will only be
taking receipts from the gate.
"He was willing to speak here," Satterfield
said. "He just didn't want a deficit generated
because he's up here for a reason."
Although in the United States PIRG is a
huge organization with a budget of more
than $1,000,000, Canadian affiliates are generally independent of the American organization.
Though American PIRG affiliates are able
to generate revenue through their central organization, a UBC affiliate would have to
look after its own finances. According to Sat
terfield possible revenue sources would include government aid, private donations, and
possibly the Alma Mater Society. Satterfield
was doubtful there would be much support
from the AMS executive in the near future.
"Under the present climate there would
probably be limited support from AMS
hacks," he said.
Nader first made headlines in 1965 with his
book, Unsafe at Any Speed, that attacked
the auto industry for producing unsafe vehicles. Since then he has been an active advocate for consumer protection laws, pollution
control, advertising credibility, and politico-
economic change.
Nader will be speaking next Friday at 3:30
in the SUB ballroom.
NADER . . . raiding UBC soon
—atuart davia photo
VICTIMS OF KRAZY glue abuse lie in contorted convulsions, regretting day they permanently fused limbs
together with nefarious adhesive. Now they wriggle in oneness for life in Krazy Glue Hollow Home, located in
sleepy Kelowna. Doomed to boring existence, their only relief comes from occasional snort of sticky stuff supplied
by staff.
Huge fee hikes dangerous
Special to The Ubyssey
Government shortsightedness
and mismanagement are posing a
serious threat to the post-secondary
education system in B.C., the Capilano College ad hoc committee
against tuition increases charged
Students at this North Vancouver
college have organized to fight a
proposed 83 per cent tuition hike as
well as a $700,000 funding cutback
slated for next year.
"The government and the college
board have ample financial information available to them, but they do
not have information regarding the
'human impact factor' as we call
it," said ad hoc committee member
Stephen Howard.
"They don't know what effect
radical and drastic tuition fee increases will be having on people in
the education system."
At a special meeting of 200 people, the committee reiterated its demands, including:
• that an accessibility study be
undertaken by the provincial Social
Credit government;
• an independent committee, including staff, faculty and student
representatives, be established to in
vestigate the administration and
management of Capilano College;
• the provincial government
provide sufficient funds to allow
the college to offer services comparable to other B.C. community colleges.
Howard, who is also a member of
the student society executive, said
what is facing B.C. students is "a
lessening commitment of the provincial government to fund the education system that is so necessary to
"Capilano College isn't the only
campus that is going to be affected
by these dramatic tuition fee increases and cutbacks," said Catherine Ludgate, B.C. Students Federation representative and committee member.
While Capilano College may be
"the guinea pig in all this," the
same problems will eventually strike
all colleges across B.C., she said.
Capilano is the only one of seven
Lower Mainland colleges facing a
government-initiated formula funding proposal.
The Capilano College faculty association, local four of the Association of University and College Employees, the National Union of Stu
dents and BCSF spoke out in favor
of the students' actions and supported the committee's demands.
AUCE representative Virginia
Gibberd read a motion of support
passed at a recent executive meeting
which said the union publicly supports the ad hoc committee and
would work with them to apply
pressure where necessary to fight
tuition increases and funding cutbacks.
Faculty association representative
Gary Siegrist also offered public
support for the committe, saying
the association's executive had
passed a general resolution to support the student society's campaign.
College employees were told this
week by principal Paul Gallagher
that cuts will be made to faculty and
staff salaries as a result of the
$700,000 cutback.
One-third of the students at Capilano signed a petition, circulated
by the committee for only two days,
rejecting the new fee formula which
would lead to the 83 per cent increase.
The ad hoc committee is considering holding protest marches and
mass lobbies against the fee hikes
and cutbacks.
Award terms
bother senate
An attempt to define discrimination policies for student awards
sparked controversy in senate
Wednesday evening.
The committee on student awards
presented several recommendations
to senate, but the committee's
recommendation on setting award
conditions particularly bothered
several senators.
The committee asked senate to
approve the following statement:
"In British Columbia, human
rights legislation does not rule out
affirmative action in regard to
university awards. Nevertheless, the
senate may decline awards to be adjudicated by the university, which
contain criteria that are contrary to
the interests of the university as an
academic institution. Normally,
this would include criteria such as
color, creed, national origin, race
and sex."
John McWilliams, who presented
the report, said the statement is intended to allow senate to decline
discriminatory awards, yet make
room for awards which will benefit
minority    disadvantaged    groups
such as native Indians.
But senators objected to the wording.
"It's a misguided attempt to say
something which is not said,"
claimed one senator. He said the
statement fails to encourage affirmative action awards.
After lengthy discussion, senate
referred the motion back to the
awards committee for further work.
McWilliams pointed out the issue
was tricky because several student
awards are left in wills which
stipulate the specific conditions.
He said senate should eventually
reach some sort of definite polity on
the issue because of the great deal
of time senate spendss discussing
awards made to the university.
In other business, senate was informed UBC's continuing education program is rapidly growing.
Senate was told total participation
in continuing education programs
was about 95,000.
Chemicals kill
The chemical industry is responsible
for the cancer deaths of many people because of conspiracy, distortion and manipulation of information about its products, according
to a medical expert.
"There are a substantial number
of executives in industry who
should be accused of manslaughter," Dr. Samuel Epstein, author of
The Politics of Cancer, told students at the University of Waterloo.
Epstein criticized the chemical industry for downplaying the health
risk posed by carcinogens in the environment and said it has also been
reluctant to accept its share of the
blame for the growth of cancer.
For example, he said, Monsanto,
a giant corporation which produces
plastic bottles for Coca-Cola, put
its bottle on the market before carcinogenicity tests were completed.
The bottles were subsequently
found to be highly carcinogenic, releasing 15 to 20 parts per billion of
vinyl nitrate into the soft drink.
Epstein, a professor at the University of Illinois, said the chemical
industry regularly suppresses such
information which proves the cancer-causing effects of industrial
"Obviously they're not going to
present data which will undermine
the marketability of their product."
Epstein said the cancer mortality
rate will increase as the level of production of synthetic chemicals increases. The most affected people,
he said, are those who work in the
chemical industry and those who
live in the immediate vicinity, al
though no one is exempt from the
This fact should be of particular
concern to residents of Alberta,
said Epstein, since the province is
on the verge of becoming the greatest petrochemical centre in the
If Alberta is to prevent itself from
becoming another Louisiana, the
chief petrochemical area in the U.S.
where the mortality rate has risen
dramatically in the past few years,
the government must act quickly.
Epstein said Alberta must ensure
that effective safety measures are
introduced into the designs of planned industrial complexes.
Cost estimates for cleaning up the
workplace have been so distorted
that it seems to be fiscal suicide,
said Epstein. However, he said,
these estimates ignore the costs incurred if the cleanup is not done
($35 billion a year is spent on cancer
treatment in the U.S.). Industrial
efficiency and stimulation of new
industry are two economic advantages also ignored by the chemical
industry, according to Epstein.
The fastest growing industry in
the U.S. today is involved with developing pollution cleanup hardware, he said.
Epstein also said the role of
smoking in the development of lung
cancer has been "massively exaggerated by industry to divert attention."
Twenty thousand people who
have never smoked die each year in
the U.S. from lung cancer. The
mortality rate for non-smokers,
said Epstein, has doubled since
1959. Page 4
Friday, November 14, 1980
We can cope
Tomorrow those of us who live in Vancouver will have the opportunity to vote in the civic election.
We wonder how many of us will.
After all, Happy Jack Volrich will majestically stride back into
power, won't he? Wait, all of you; he won't, not necessarily.
The agreement anong citizens of this fair burg is that the at-large
system of electing a city council is a load of antiquated dung. The
majority of voters have said they want a ward system so they could
have an electoral process they understand and have some influence over.
Volrich has expressed nothing but fear and loathing for the ward
system ever since that vote took place. Though all of Vancouver
and most of its media avoid saying he's a damn liar, he has certainly made a name for himself as a two-faced hypocrite.
His sudden differences of opinion with himself don't stop with
his betrayal of voters over the ward system. He has shown himself
to be a man without convictions or loyalty to his constituents whatsoever, changing his party, his principles and his positions the way
other people change dollar bills for bus fare.
The Non-Partisan (sic) Association alderpersons who are accomplices to his crimes conspire to make him look good by ranging
from the looney to the ludicrous. Together with Volrich they are an
assault on everything that thoughtful people consider valuable and
desirable. They have slashed almost every municipal program that
helped the people of this city. Only the Committee of Progressive
Electors has remained steady in their support of the idea of a livable
community dedicated to citizens rather than developers.
We don't have to have Volrich and the NPA govern us again.
Not in our own city, not with the government that is closest to us.
Though Mike Harcourt, and Harry Rankin of COPE, have displayed
with their votes for the absurd poster bylaw that they still have difficulty understanding the city they live in, they are clearly better
choices than a mayor who can't keep track of time without the occasional 'gift' from visitors to the city or a council without human
^thoughts, on  tuition  inci£.a.i£.i. fxom  the. uoclxA oj gouzznors:
What's a million,
right pal?
I thought It waa
I navar thought
about It at all
November 14, 1980
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Society of tha University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS or
the university administration. Member, Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page
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Editor: Verne McDonald
Steve Palmar, Sandy Filippelli and Shaffin Sheriff aat back contentedly, reeding their nomea in the paper over and over again. "If Gail S. was here, she could
join the fun," said Julie Wheelwright as she deftly laid out a page. Steve McClure sat amid his circle of devotees, fanatics like Lori Thicke, Evan Mclntyre and
Jennifer Ryan. "Yea," he said, "Gerre G. should have stuck with ua." Chartee Campbell and Kerry Regier split e bottle of Boujelais es they typed their reviews
of the latest fab concert. "Whatever happened to Nancy T. anyway? asked Eric Eggertaon while clicking away at a vision of unearty delight. "Went away to
Greg Fjetland for all I know," Liz Pope sighed and directed the masseur a little lower. Verne McDonald comforted Bill Tieleman as the old Dutchman handed in
another brilliant piece of analysis with team in hia eyes. "Chria S. should nave had this story. This one's for him," said the usually crusty news editor. Glen Sanford lifted hia head out of the hallucinogen trough. "I seem to remember someone nemed Janet M." he said to Nancy Campbell. "Or waa it Marguerite L.?"
Everyone wished that Heesock C. would pick up his press card and Stuart Davis was seen weeping in the jecuzzi over the loss of Mark L.H.Y. and Len McK.
Geof Wheelwright and Smilin' Dave Balderatone stepped out of the orgy room, dispelling the pall of loneliness and ending the masthead.
Women's fed battles violence
"I've been banned from some prisons,
beaten up, attacked . . . all because I'm
speaking up. I couldrt 't believe the extent to
which people will exploit and humiliate each
An angry member of Women Against
Prisons speaks out against B.C.'s prison
system and its treatment of women.
"It's a vicious little life you lead when
you're a prostitute. All the time you're in
danger. The cops are trying to set you up.
Anything can happen to you. "
A former heroin addict and Vancouver
prostitute describes a woman's life on the
"We should be looking at raising kids in
communal   homes,    in    the   community.
"IPs a vicious life you
lead when you're a
prostitute. All the time
you're in danger."
They're our children. Children belong here.
They're people. They're part of our movement. "
A concerned member of the Lesbian and
Feminist Mothers Political Action Group
discusses the need for collective and co-
These are just a few of the issues covered in
open workshops at the B.C. federation of
women's seventh annual convention held last
weekend at Trout Lake Community Centre.
One hundred and seventy women, representing forty-three groups from across the province met for four days to learn more about
matters affecting women:
• women's health hazards, violence
against women and nuclear proliferation;
• welfare rights, wages for housework,
organizing paid women workers; mothers
and children, native women's rights;
• prisons, prostitution;
• political strategies, organizing around
lesbian issues, and confrontation tactics.
The convention was aimed at bringing
member groups together to share their
thoughts, political views and provides an opportunity to seek support and learn more
about the women's movement, as a BCFW
member, the UBC women's committee sent
two delegates with ten observers who attended workshops with local groups such as Rape
Relief, Women in Focus, (Vancouver Status
of Women,) Vancouver Women's Health
Collective and Press Gang.
Much of the convention dealt with plans to
re-structure the federation to maximize communication between member groups and
develop a format for strong, united political
Motions were passed in plenary sessions to
give unanimous support to women whose
rights are now being blatantly denied within
our legal system.
For example, the federation voted to do
picketing and support members of the Canadian Association of Industrial, Mechanical
and Allied Workers (CAIMAW) who have
been on strike in Burnaby since June 1980
over the issue of equal pay for work of equal
Seven women in the data processing plant
division at the truck firm Canadian Kenworth are asking for wage parity with the
workers in the plant, most of whom are men.
The data processors earn $1.26/hour less
than the plant workers and yet are required
to have more education.
Women at the convention pledged support
for Maliseet Indian Sandra Lovelace of New
Brunswick in her attempts to regain her
native status and rights after marrying a non-
Indian in 1970. After failing to win back her
rights before the courts, she appealed to the
United Nations where her cause will soon be
Barb Kobierski, a representative of the Indian Homemakers' Assoc, of B.C., gave a
special presentation voicing concern over the
lack of native women's rights. As a wife of a
non-Indian, she advocated revisions to the
Indian Act to prevent such women from losing their status if they marry a non-native.
Kobierski demanded more recognition of
native rights within the patriation of the constitution. She said B.C. never mentioned
native people in its constitutional paper and
there is little mention of Indians in the Canadian constitution.
In addition, a legal adviser has announced
that Britain has no responsibilities to
Canada's native peoples and all demands for
protection of rights should be directed to the
Canadian government.
Meanwhile, as an organization with 92
clubs in B.C. found mostly on Indian
reserves, the Homemakers' Assoc, is struggling to improve native housing and living conditions.
(f reestyleT)
In other business, the federation gave support to three women who were fired from the
Quebec company Pratt and Whitney after an
RCMP agent visited the company and inquired about the women's political and union
activities. The women are seeking to reverse
the company's decision and have lodged a
complaint with the Quebec human rights
BCFW has demanded the women's immediate rehiring with full compensation.
Convention-goers also voted to boycott
South African liquor and wines and condemn
the nations's apartheid regime. A resolution
was passed demanding an end to nuclear proliferation within B.C. and Canada in support
of the development of renewable energy
Heather Conn was co-editor of The
Ubyssey last year. Now desperately attempting to be an arts 4 student, she can nevertheless still write, proving education can't
destroy everything. Freestyle is a column for
staff of The Ubyssey with something special
to say. Friday, November 14, 1980
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'Jobless not enthused'
In response to the article "Jobless are victims of neglect" in The
Ubyssey Nov. 6, I suggest it be renamed "Jobless lack enthusiasm."
Summer income does affect a
person's ability to return to school,
but even more so is that person's
real determination to return. If you
really want that degree, you should
be prepared to make sacrifices.
I suggest that most of the 16.5 per
cent of the students who didn't get
a job didn't try very hard. They
should take a lesser paying job for
the summer or work up north and
work part time during the school
For example, the Deli and sports
shop have part time openings as
well as many restaurants, etc. Food
services, the libraries, the pool and
gyms and various departments always have part time work.
I have worked up to 20 hours per
week during the school year, to continue education, at jobs which included cleaning dishes, selling pants
and loading trucks. Students whose
parents are in the over $40,000
bracket are fortunate indeed, but
their parents got there through hard
work and perseverence.
It is not too early to start lining
up good summer jobs now and part
time jobs for next winter.
(Name withheld by request)
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers.
Especially those who type their
letters, triple-spaced, on a 70 space
typewriter Une, because these are
the people who are most likely to
see their letters printed sometime
before next Durin's Day eve.
Pen names will be used when the
writer's real name is also included
for our information in the letter and
when valid reasons for anonymity
are given.
Although an effort is made to
publish all letters received, The
Ubyssey reserves the ri(»ht to edit
letters for reasons of brevity, legality and taste.
Neatness counts.
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'Warning: don't move into res
We're mad as hell and we're not
going to take it anymore. What
now, you ask? Well, let me give you
a warning. If you're looking for a
convenient place to live on campus,
with all the comforts (or at least
some) of home, then don't move into a UBC residence.
The residents of Hamber House
Place Vanier, are hoping that the
physical plant department will fix
our showers by Christmas time, but
realize that April 30 is probably a
more realistic goal.
What's the big fuss? To start with
this year, things were normal: on
third floor, the first shower didn't
work and the drain was slow in thee
second. Two showers for 22 people,
probably 80 per cent having 8:30
Then we were treated to waiting
in line for one shower, because the
other two had only hot water. The
one shower and tub became so
filthy and clogged with hair that it
was nauseating.
Physical plant finally came to fix
the showers last week. Well, they
fixed them all right, now two
showers have only cold water and
we are trying to make do with one
shower again.
Not only that, but the plumbing
is backwards too. You know how
you usually get scalded if some
dummy at home flushes the toilet
while you're in the shower? Well,
we got cold water. To top it all off,
there's hot water in the drinking
Do physical plant and housing
think the women in residence are so
over-sexed that we need a cold
shower every morning? Is the
biology department doing a study
on athlete's foot with us as subjects?
Please — take away the ratty
warn carpet in our tiny lounge, take
away one of the two desserts a day
we're allowed, take away our 10
rolls of toilet paper a week, but
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Friday, November 14, 1980
The Thunderbird hockey team
will be out to get revenge when they
meet the University of Alberta in
games to be played today and Saturday.
Last weekend in Edmonton the
Bears downed the 'Birds by scores
of 7-2 and 6-3. The UBC scorers on
Friday night were Jim Allison and
Rob Jones while on Saturday night
Jim McLaughlin, Bill Hollowaty
and Allison replied for the 'Birds.
Game time for both games is 8
p.m. at the Winter Sports Centre.
team. Their matches take place this
Saturday, Nov. 15 in gym A of Unit
two in the Osborne Centre.
•     •     *
The men's basketball team is off
for Victoria this weekend where
they hope to rebound from last Saturday's loss to Simon Fraser.
The 'Birdmen will be participating in UVic's Tip-Off tournament.
The junior hoopmen are also in action this weekend. On Friday night
they travel to Capilano College and
on Saturday afternoon they tangle
with Malaspina College in War
Memorial gym. Game time on Saturday is 4 p.m.
Also in action this Saturday will
be the men's swimming team. They
host the University of Puget Sound
at 2 p.m. at the Aquatic Centre.
»     *      *
When Whistler Mountain's ski
season begins Nov. 27 there will be
double the capacity for skiers, according to a UBC ski club executive.
"They have opened the whole
north face with three triple chairs,"
says Kevin Smith, UBC ski club social coordinator. "Blackcomb, a
mountain next door to Whistler,
has also been opened up."
Smith said Mount Baker has al
ready opened to skiers, while
Whistler now has snow to the mid-
According to Smith, UBC's ski
club is having a record year, with
350 members currently signed up to
take advantage of the club's ski
cabin facilities at Whistler.
Ski club membership costs $25
and gives members merchandise
discounts, ski lesson packages and
cheaper rates for use of the Whistler
cabin. The ski club is also planning
two ski trips for the Christmas holidays, one to Mount Bachelor in
Oregon, and another to Snowbird
in Utah.        •      •      *
The Ubyssey's burgeoning sports
department will be holding regular
meetings each Thursday at noon,
starting next week. All sports
writers and anyone interested in
covering UBC sports events or taking sports photos should attend.
For further information call sports
editor Jo-Anne Falkiner or associate sports editor Scott McDonald at
228-2307 Mondays, Wednesdays or
Thursdays at noon or drop in the
office, room 241k in SUB.
The Thunderettes women's basketball team open their Canada
West season when they host the
University of Lethbridge this Friday
and Saturday in War Memorial
gym. Game time is 6:45 on each
*      *      *
Also opening up their season at
home this weekend is the wrestling
Student Representatives to serve on the Board of
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This notice is a call for nominations for full-time students to run for
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SENATE - SEVENTEEN students (five
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Nominations must be in the hands of the Registrar no later
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Page 7
City hall showdown for voters
Saturday's civic election
involves student issues
Despite an age-old belief that you
"can't fight city hall," every two
years Vancouverites are given a
chance to do just that and this year they
have more to fight for than ever before.
The city is in the throes of a desperate
housing shortage, plans for rapid transit
are moving even slower than the current
outdated bus system and Vancouver city
council is becoming more and more
unresponsive to the social needs of its
citizens. Although the general failure of
local politicians to heavily woo the student vote would have you believe otherwise, lack of quick solutions to these
serious problems presents grave
consequences for all post-secondary
The city's housing shortage not only
causes fewer out-of-town students to attend UBC, Simon Fraser University or
any of the various local colleges, but the
lack of action to solve that shortage
threatens accessibility to education as
much as any tuition fee increase.
Last week, two single mothers demonstrated outside city hall to protest the
discrimination they face in their search
for  decent,   affordable  housing.   But
MAY BROWN . . . 1978 loser to Volrich
those women could have just as easily
been students, who also face the random
and arbitrary discrimination of city
landlords. A petition was presented to
mayor Jack Volrich and housing
minister Jim Chabot asking for legislation to end the discrimination.
No action has yet come from the
provincial government and it would be
wildly optimistic to expect a city government that abolished its own equal opportunities office to consider eliminating
discrimination for renters.
Single parents, people on limited incomes (such as students) and the retired
all face the discrimination brought on by
the housing shortage, yet the current
government at city hall does nothing to
stop it. The ruling Non-Partisan
Association on council answers charges
of unresponsiveness to housing needs by
constantly bleating statistics that indicate "single detached housing production in Vancouver equals production in
Halifax, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Regina,
Calgary and Edmonton combined."
Even ignoring the fact that most single
parents, students and pensioners cannot
afford single detached housing, the
NPA's gloating also does not take into
account the lack of a housing shortage
as serious as Vancouver's in any of the
cities mentioned.
RANKIN . . . COPE votecopper
he NPA record also spells doom
for students in the rapid transit
arena. After students have found
their astronomically expensive hole in
the ground somewhere on the outskirts
of town, they are currently faced with a
totally inadequate and increasingly expensive transit system to carry them to
And the Greater Vancouver Regional
District, of which Vancouver city council is a member, is planning bus fare
hikes for January — although the extent
of those increases are currently
Meanwhile, mayor Volrich (also head
of the Urban Transit Authority) and his
NPA council are moving at a snail's
pace in developing a light rapid transit
scheme to augment the expensive and inadequate bus system. The regional
district had produced a report outlining
possible conventional LRT routes and
stations throughout the city, but now
Vancouver city council and the UTA are
examining alternative transit proposals
including a downtown "people mover"
and an Ontario-built elevated transit system.
The people mover would be a $60 million jewel in the planned Transpo '86 exhibition but the Ontario transit system
is totally untested on the scale Vancouver is considering using it for.
It seems ironic that while council is
willing to spend $60 million on a people
mover and kick in $8 million for a trade
and convention centre (as well as picking
up a hefty operating deficit), it has ruthlessly refused grants to housing registries, women's groups and other social
service areas.
The Kitsilano Neighborhood House's
housing registry was denied civic funding, despite an outstanding record in finding accommodation for students and
others on the west side of Vancouver.
And the Vancouver Status of Women
was turned away from the city's coffers
in their request to establish a women's
ombudservice when they were wrongly
quoted as stridently supporting the hiring of gay teachers in public schools and
when Aid. Bernice Gerard decided the
group should be punished for supporting women's rights to obtain therapeutic
And council did not stop there.
When the city's gay community asked
council for a simple recognition of their
celebration of a Gay Unity week, they
were turned down by liberals like Marguerite Ford who said it "was not an appropriate subject for a civic proclamation" and bullies like George Puil who
said recognizing the event would be
"tantamount to advocating their lifestyle."
HARCOURT . . . lacks depth
The effect of Saturday's election on
students does not stop at city council.
The Vancouver parks board controls the
area below UBC's cliffs and has to approve any plans for the controversial
modification of Wreck beach. The
board approved current Swan Wooster
engineering plans for cliff renovation at
their meeting two weeks ago.
The board also works with the GVRD
in helping create the proposed
1,500-acre park on the University Endowment Lands. Plans for the park are
currently awaiting approval from the
provincial government.
he main players in controlling all
these issues right now are six
NPA councillors, an NPA-
backed mayor in addition to an NPA-
controlled parks and school board. Volrich is fighting a tough mayoral battle
against independent challenger Aid.
Mike Harcourt, who supports increased
low-cost housing and an immediate start
on conventional rapid transit.
Although Harcourt's proposals feel
good, they lack depth and clarity. He
claims to support lower and middle-income groups, yet refused to support a
huge coalition of such groups fighting
for the right to poster on city telephone
poles. The groups say the current city
hall "no-postering" bylaw discriminates
against alternative religious, cultural
and political groups that do not have the
money for conventional publicity.
However, Harcourt's voting record
indicates that he has indeed done more
to secure living space and improved
quality of life than anybody else vying
for the mayor's spot.
Harcourt's counterpart in the aldermanic parks board and school board
race is the Committee of Progressive
Electors, a party led by long-time council member Harry Rankin. COPE has
constantly blasted the city for its failure
to act on social issues and although it
has failed to gain large electoral support
its protests have on occasion forced city
hall to act responsibly.
COPE is also the only party that
seems to have directed a concerted effort
at interesting the university population
in the election. The Electors' Action
Movement has sent some of its candidates out to UBC, but they spoke more
of restoring civic democracy and treading "the middle-line" than providing
social services and housing.
Students have a big stake in the outcome of Saturday's election. If most of
the incumbent are re-elected many students will not be around two years from
now to have a second chance at electing
a decent council.
Geof Wheelwright is a Ubyssey staffer
and hardened observer of Vancouver city council. He covers city hall for the
Vancouver Courier but saves his diatribes for us. Page 8
Friday, November 14,1980
'Tween classes
Marxist literature and discussion, 11:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m., SUB main concourse.
Reunion, noon. International House.
Business meeting, noon, SUB 115.
Russian conversation practice, noon, Buch.
Supermouth debators vs. Gay People of UBC:
Gay people should be allowed to teach in the
public school system, noon, SUB auditorium.
Bibte study, noon, Lutheran Campus Centre.
Women's Health Collective presents historical
and practical information on birth control, noon,
TGIF sports, 2:40 p.m., meet at Lutheran Campus Centre.
TGIF happy hour, 4 p.m., Lutheran Campus
Bill Tieleman, former CUP national bureau chief,
speaks on investigative journalism, 4:30 p.m.,
Simon Fraser University Peak office.
Beer and pizza night, 6 p.m., SUB party room.
Dr. Nathanson, ax-abortionist from New York,
speaks on why he quit, 8 p.m., Robson Square
media centre.
Dr. Nathanson speaks, 8 p.m. Carson Graham
secondary school,
Martha and tha Muffina, Toronto's artsy pop
band, performs, 8 p.m., SUB ballroom. Tickets
(7 AMS members, S7.50 others.
General meeting, noon, SUB 21S.
Award winning film on South Africa: White
Laager, noon, Buch. 206.
Lynn Dekerf speaks on the blind in school and
society, noon, Scarfe 1006.
Videotape recording of Mother Teresa of Calcutta during 1976 Habitat conference, noon. Library
Processing 308.
Guest speakers discusses understanding wind
and directions of sailing, everybody welcome,
noon. SUB 111.
Professor   Michael   Marrus,   University   of
This does not
compute at all
Does the current boom in technology compute?
Paul Gilmore, a UBC computer
science professor, will tell all when
he speaks on Where are Computers
Going? Saturday at 8:15 p.m. in lecture hall 2 of Woodward IRC. The
talk is sponsored by the Vancouver
Investigate it
If Woodward and Bernstein
mean more to you than department
stores and symphony orchestras,
this may be of interest.
A seminar on investigative journalism will be given by Bill Tieleman, former Canadian University
Press national bureau chief, current
Ubyssey news editor and freelance
journalist, today at 4:30 p.m. The
hardest part of the seminar is getting there though. It will take place
in the offices of The Peak, Simon
Fraser University's student newspaper, way out in Burnaby.
Mound them
In the research funding war, it's
bureaucrat versus scientist.
Gordon Baskerville, assistant
deputy minister of New Brunswick's department of natural resources, is a scientist who took the
plunge and became one of the
dreaded bureaucrats. He will speak
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Supermouth is shooting off
This time the debating society
takes on the gay people of UBC on
the topic of allowing gays to teach
in the public school system. The
verbal volleys take place at noon today in the SUB auditorium.
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A freebie two-night course put
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answer questions on the Guaranteed Available Income for Need Act,
which sets out the kinds of service
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What comes from Toronto, is hot
and rising fast?
Musical muffins. Martha and the
Muffins to be precise, the latest
craze in TO (as we smug westerners
laughingly call it). The oh-so-trendy
popsters play in the SUB ballroom
at 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7 for
UBC students, $7.50 for others and
available at the SUB box office.
Toronto's history department, speaks on The
Holocaust in France: Assessing Responsibility,
noon, Buch. 100.
Marrus speaka on How Oppresaion Works:
France's Administrstion and the Jews,
1940-1944, 3:30 p.m., Buch. penthouae.
Dinner and discussion with Dr. Percivil Smith,
student health servicea, on sexuality, 6 p.m..
Lutheran Campus Centre.
Gonzelo Martin, CUSO field representative for
Latin America, will diacuss problems in Latin
American development, 7:30 p.m.. International
Houae upper lounge.
Quaker worship, noon, SUB 117.
Potluck   dinner  followed   by   discussion,   5:30
p.m., Lutheran Campus Centre.
Liquidity   trap,   staff,   students   and   faculty
welcome, 8 p.m., SUB 211.
Special activity meeting, noon, Buch. 206.
Film: Footprints of the Buddha, noon, SUB 108.
Speaker seriea — exploring the nature of evil:
Dan Overmyer, Aaian studies, speaka on Struggle and Hope: The Nature of Evil in Chineee
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Creationism rears its ugly head
Armed with fervor and determination, fundamentalists are
assaulting the ranks of evolutionism, the Darwinian concept that
explains the development of
species, including man, over time.
In the U.S. at least, the fundamentalist movement is reaching proportions that could hold widespread
ramifications for scientific and
educational communities: some
American states now require
educators to teach creationism
side-by-side with evolutionism in
natural sciences classes.
Creationism did not subside completely with Darwin's on the Origin
of Species, but it was dealt a heavy
blow. In the last decade, however,
the creationist cause has gained
new momentum, as evolutionists
seek to explain gaps in fossil
records that creationists find so
Today, fundamentalists are not
just "creationists", which could
very well be a contradiction in
terms. Scientific creationists are
men and women within the scientific field who reject the "theory" of
evolution and fossil dating
methods. Yet it is difficult to
understand how these creationists,
who work with scientific principles,
can reject paleontological evidence.
Scientific creationists do not accept that species change and
develop over time through natural
selection. Scientific creationists
prefer to believe that a supernatural
entity, a creator or God designed
species in their current form with a
specific blueprint. Certain biological
similarities between species are
best explained, they claim, by
believing that a creator used a common plan to create all species but
just arranged the parts a little differently.
Scientific creationists have also
revived the theory of catastrophism
to account for gaps in the fossil
record, citing floods and natural
disasters as being caused by the
creator to make way for "new"
Dr. Richard Bliss of the Institute
for Creation Research exemplifies
the scientific creationist. Bliss
believes that life was created in different forms with a specific design.
ICR is a powerful organization that
has  had,   and  is  having,   a  con
siderable influence in the California
educational system. The ICR and
other such organizations advocate
the use of science textbooks with a
creationist slant in schools.
The concern is not so much that
creationism will be taught in
schools as it is what part creationism will play in the curriculum.
As things are shaping up right now,
it seems that creationism may soon
be sharing equal time with evolutionism in science textbooks.
In the last hundred years, there
has been a division of religion and
scientific inquiry. The current fundamentalist fervor threatens to fuse
the two with unwelcome results.
Fundamentalist thought and
religion are based on faith. Science,
ultimately, is not. Clearly, creationist thought does not belong in
biology textbooks: the very nature
of creationism separates it from the
empirical quality of scientific inquiry.
Fundamentalists are quick to advocate that creationism be included
in science textbooks and taught in
classes. What they are evasive
about is how literally the Book of
Genesis should be interpreted. The
six-day, six-thousand years ago version of creation is insufficient and
inadequate. William Jennings
Bryan tried to argue that version of
creation literally during the famous
Scopes monkey trial of 1925. John
Scopes, a high school teacher, was
put on trial for reading a chapter
from Charles Darwin's On the
Origin of Species and teaching
evolution. Clarence Darrow, who
defended Scopes, successfully illustrated that Bryan's argument for
literal translation of the Book of
Genesis was illogical.
The six-day account of creation,
based on the man-made, 24-hour
time-scale has been largely abandoned in favor of six "cosmic"
days, although no one will dare
venture to define those "cosmic"
Another question that creationists have not addressed is
whether or not other religions'
models should also be used to
teach creation. Creationists are
concerned with only one model: the
Book of Genesis. But what about
other religions; definitions of creation? Are those to be ignored in our
predominantly   Christian    society?
The failure to consider different
definitions and versions of creation
raises the possibility of strong
ethnocentric tendencies being
fostered in school curriculum.
Most anthropologists will admit
that the fossil record, vital to evolutionism, is woefully incomplete.
Ancestral origins of man have been
traced to a creature named
Ramapithecus which roamed the
earth about 12-14 million years ago.
It is debatable whether or not
Australopithecines, which lived
about five million years ago, are
next in the line of human ancestors.
Evidence suggests that the
Australopithecine line did not survive and the physical characteristics
of Homo Habilis, who once coexisted with Australopithecus,
suggest that the later hominid is
more likely to be a forerunner of
man. With an increased cranial
capacity and fully bipedal locomotion, Homo Erectus, who lived approximately 2 million years ago, is
considered a human ancestor.
Homo Erectus gave way to the
human race as it classified today,
under the term Homo Sapiens.
When talking about human
evolution, one should not forget
that humans developed not only
physically, but also culturally into
more complex beings. The changing environment and man's gradual
ability to manipulate that environment through the use of fire and
tools contributed to a change in
diet and social organization.
A significant — and unexplained
— gap exists between the existence
of Ramapithecus and the appearance of Australopithecus and
Homo Habilis. How to explain the
gap is just one of the many important puzzels that plague anthropologists today; they are hoping that clues will surface with
future fossil discoveries.
"One of the things that creationists criticise evolutionists for is
that we have a very imperfect
understanding of what's going on,"
says Richard Matson, associate
professor in the Department of An-
throplogy at UBC.
"Over the last 20 years, ideas
about evolution on the molecular
level and the origin of life have all
changed, drastically."
That, essentially, is the main differences between evolutionists and
CHARLES DARWIN . . . started it all
creationists. While evolutionists are
willing to adjust and clarify their
theories as more discoveries are
made, creationists are adamantly
resistant of aspects of change.
Is evolution to be taken as theory
or fact?
"Evolution is that species change
and develop over time. If evolution
is just that, we can accept that as a
fact. It seems to me that (evolution)
is so definite, that it's very difficult
to disagree biological things
change," says Matson.
"Now there are all other kinds of
ideas about evolution; the origins of
life in general and everything from
the origins of life to mechanisms involved."
Some of these ideas are inadvertently fueling the creationist
challenge. Niles Eldredge and
Stephen Jay Gould have advocated
the theory of "punctuated
equilibrium," or structural evolution, which proposes that evolution
progresses in leaps and bounds,
and not in gradual stages. This, say
Eldredge and Gould, would explain
gaps in the fossil record. Creationists are interpreting Eldredge
and Gould's theory as evidence for
catastrophism, although its authors
have never done so.
"We know that evolution can occur in a short period of time. Under
extreme selective pressures, you
can get major differences to occur.
But we knew that anyway," Mat-
son says.
"The question (then) becomes
whether big evolutionary steps occur during these periods of very
rapid change or whether those are
unusual and that in usual situations, you have much more ongoing, gradual changes in evolution."
Matson points out that while
Eldredge and Gould's theory is a
"hot topic," it "doesn't seem to be
an idea that's at all popular among
people who are studying
mechanisms of on-going biology."
As for finding common ground
between evolutionists and creationists, Matson says "you can say
that there was a good lord who set
the watch ticking (so that) the
observations of any observer would
be interpreted as a matter of luck
and chance."
. . evolution a big laugh
The current tide of creationism
does not pose a threat to the scientific community — yet. But Matson
voices concern about the future: "If
it continues to grow, as it has over
the past 10 years, then it may be a
real threat. And, of course, if it influences levels of funding and so
on, I think it will have deleterious effects."
Matson sums up what troubles
fundamentalist creationists the
most. What "it comes down to,"
he says, "is the worrisome idea that
we are subject in fact to the laws of
nature and by implication,
therefore, there isn't a lord who has
a special interest in us alone."
The basic thrust of creationist
concern has changed very little
since Darwin's time. The idea that
humans are not unique and may not
have a pre-defined place in the
cosmos still causes heightened concern. As Thomas S. Kuhn notes in
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, evolutionist theories had
been set forth before Darwin, but
this time, there was a major difference.
"The Origin of Species recognized no goal set either by God or
nature. Instead, natural selection,
operating in the given environment
and with the actual organisms
presently at hand, was responsible
for the gradual but steady
emergence of more elaborate, further articulated, and vastly more
specilized organisms. Even such
marvelously adapted organs as the
eye and hand of man — organs
whose design had previously provided powerful arguments for the
existence of a supreme artificier and
an advanced plan — were products
of a process that moved steadily
from primitive beginings but
toward no goal. The belief that
natural selection, resulting from
mere competition between
organisms for survival, could have
produced man together with the
higher animals and plants was the
most difficult and disturbing aspect
of Darwin's theory. What could
'evolution,' 'development,' and
'progress' mean in the absence of a
specified goal?"
What indeed.
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Friday, November 14, 1980 music
Art Ensemble: we re the innovators
Last Sunday at the Queen
Elizabeth Playhouse the Art Ensemble of Chicago opened the second
annual Vancouver Creative Music
Festival. The Art Ensemble is one of
the better known groups in contemporary music, having gained the
acclaim of improvisational music
listeners all over Europe and North
America and having received
numerous awards for their recordings, most notably the 1978
release Nice Guys. Lester Bowie
agreed to speak with Page Friday
staffer Steve Palmer between
sets. The talk was confused but colorful; Roscoe Mitchell blowing loud
sax and Malachi Favors tuning his
bass in the background, Don Moye
and Joseph Jarman intermittently
dropping amused comments over
their African robed shoulders.
Lester Bowie: The interviewer?
You got a reason?
Don Moye: Sit down. You got five
minutes. We got a timer.
Page Friday: Do you work for—
LB: A living? Yeah.
PF: No. Do you work exclusively
for ECM Records?
LB: Exclusively? No we don't
work exclusively for ECM. We have
recorded on ECM . . . two albums
— three albums actually — another
will be released shortly.
PF: Do you mind if I just look at
some notes?
LB: No, go ahead. Knock
yourself out.
Joseph Jarman: O.K. You got
four minutes left.
PF: Are you together permanently or do you guys play around?
LB: No, we're a permanent band
but we have different projects on
the side. Basically this group has
been together for 16 years.
JJ: Where's the timer?
Oh-2; 18.
PF: 2:18 left? I had four minutes
just a second ago I
(Laughter from Bowie and Jarman).
PF: How did you get involved
with ECM in the first place?
LB: They asked us if we'd like to
make a recording and the conditions were right so we did. They're
a very reasonable record company .
. . very nice—nice relationship.
PF: Do you feel your following is
increasing with respect to record
sales and concert audiences?
LB: Yeah, our audience has been
steadily increasing over the years
but it's been a slow sort of thing.
PF: Do you think it's the people
who usually listen to popular music
swinging towards jazz?
LB: Yeah, well we're getting a little more exposure, you know, it's
like a snowball that rolls down a hill.
Friends tell friends and they tell
friends. A lot of the pop crowd is
starved for some real music. I
mean, a lot of them come over to
us. A lot of old jazz fans too.
PF: Do you play in Chicago a lot
or are you in New York most of the
LB: Well, we don't play anyplace
a lot — except the world. We play a
lot of places.
PF: Do you think New York is still
the centre of jazz or are things shifting — all the European stuff for instance?
LB: Well, I mean, the States is
the centre of the music — the
United States period. Now, where
is the centre of what is happening
at any particular given moment
fluctuates. New York is a financial
centre so therefore you have a lot of
things New York is the centre of.
As far as the mainstream of jazz . ..
European things have nothing to do
with so called jazz anyway ... as
far as some of the things coming
out of Europe are just copies of
things other musicians have been
playing for years.
PF: You think the European
musicians are just copies?
LB: Well as far as having any sort
of influence on the music — you
say jazz, great black music as we
say — as far as having any sort of
influence on the direction of a
higher level of that music, no. I
mean, you know that — you don't
have to ask me!
PF: About ten years ago Miles
was considered a pioneer in great
black music — jazz — whatever you
want to call it. Do you think there's
anyone doing something really
original today — besides
LB: A lot of people are doing
things original. A lot of people that
have been associated with us. This
goes back a long time. You say
Miles was pioneering ten years ago.
I already told you we been together
sixteen years so he couldn't have
been pioneering too much. We
were way ahead of whatever he
was doing then. But, yeah, there's
a lot of people: Anthony Braxton,
groups like Air and ah . . .
Moye: Sun Ra.
LB: Yeah, Sun Ra.
DM: Cecil Taylor.
LB: Yeah, Cecil Taylor. Most of
these pioneers have been saying
their things over the last twenty
PF: It's hard for me to try and explain your music to others. Do you
feel like trying to describe it at all?
LB: There's no way you can
describe it. Just get them to come
and listen and then get them to
describe it. All we say is that it's
music that attempts to stimulate
PF: You play mainly acoustic instruments. Do you have any dislike
of electric instruments?
LB: Nothing other than the
limitations. They're very limited.
PF: In what way?
LB: You hear that electric bass
there? (Points to Malachi Favours
tuning his electric) That's it. It's the
only sound it can play: electric bass
- that's it.
PF: You don't think guys like
Jaco Pastorius —
LB: Can Jaco Pastorius make
that sound like anything other than
electric bass? He's got to amp it
doesn't he? I don't care how well he
can play it, when you hear it what
does it sound like? (laughs) Fender
Bass, that's whatl Well, you can
hear him play something on the
saxophone (points to Jarman war-
BOWIE . . . outspoken
ming up) and unless you saw him
you wouldn't know what it was.
PF: Do you find that you gear
you music to the audience? For instance, would you play differently
for a European audience than for a
New York audience?
LB: Basically no. We play for
ourselves first and hopefully, if we
feel good about it, that feeling will
be communicated to our audience.
I mean, we'd play the same thing in
a nursery school.
PF: Is the Association for the Advancement of Creative Music still
on the go?
LB: Yeah, it's on the go in
Chicago. We still do some work for
PF: So you're still based in
LB: Well, the group is kind of
based there. We live in different
places — I live in New York.
PF: What do you think of
schools that profess to teach jazz?
Berklee, for instance.
LB: I think they're nice. They
provide employment for the faculty
members and they give some sort
of stimulation to the youth.
Whether or not they have anything
to do with jazz is questionable. I'm
glad they got 'em but, I mean, I
don't know of any great "school"
musicians. I don't know how effective they are. I don't know of any
Charlie Parkers coming out of
Berklee. No Coltranes or . . .
DM: Duke Ellingtons (loud
LB: None of these guys seem to
be appearing. Even the Art Ensemble guys ... I haven't seen any
AACM people coming out of these
schools, I haven't seen any of these
pioneers. So they're effectively exposing the music but as far as turning out the musicians, I don't
PF: But is there a difference between the kind of schooling the
AACM provides and Berklee?
LB: Yes — a lot of difference:
Berklee has a fucking fifteen hundred million dollar budget and the
AACM doesn't have nothing.
J J: Five minutes up . . . five
minutes up . . .
LB: Five minutes — that's it!
Concert has it all — frying pans, bike horns
On Sunday, November 7, the
equipment for the Art Ensemble of
Chicago's two concerts that evening cluttered the stage of the Queen
Elizabeth Playhouse. A splendid array of acoustic instruments ranged
from a group of flutes, clarinets,
chimes, saxophones and a marimba
on the front right stage to a group
of picollos, gongs, woodblocks,
cymbals, claypots and saxophones
on the front left. There were also
two drum sets and other percussion
instruments packed at the rear of
the stage.
The metal frames which housed
all the percussives even contained
two inverted frying pans and the
rear sprocket of a motorcycle
suspended from a wire.
Fragrant incense wafted through
the air. The full colors of the woodwinds, gongs and cymbals shone
when the house lights dimmed and
the stage lights brightened to illuminate the arresting Art Ensemble.
Three of the members, Joseph
Jarman, Malachi Favors Maghostus
and Famoudou Don Moye, wore
colorful African costumes and their
faces were splashed with tribal
paint patterns.
Lester Bowie and Roscoe Mitchell looked fairly drab in comparison; both wore simple jeans
and shirts with Bowie sporting a lab
The aural part of the show began
when Bowie repeated several low
Friday, November 14, 1980
blatting noises on his trumpet. He
was joined gradually by the other
musicians with a gentle wash of
percussive sounds which evolved
into a rhythmic jazz-fusion song
when Maghostus played electric
bass guitar and Jarman and Mitchell switched from percussion to
sax leads.
Visually, the show continued to
deliver with the scowling face of
Maghostus shaking intermittently
and the limber body movsments of
both Mitchell and Jarman.
These two reedsmen deftly ran
through their range of instruments
switching among them with deceptive ease. Mitchell continued to play
his tenor sax while occasionally
reaching over with his right hand to
squeeze a bike horn or bash a cymbal. He frequently swung his body
backward and forward when charged by an improvised sax solo.
Jarman was adept at grasping
(and blowing) one of eight whistles
that hung around his neck or
wheeling around to blast a conch
shell, hit a marimba or tap a bell to
punctuate his wide ranging solos
on saxes, flutes and clarinets.
The element of bizarre wit was
never far away during the! concert;
in holding a saxophone sideways
from his shoulders during a solo,
squeaking through a slice whistle or
whirling tow corrugated plastic
tubes over his head at once, Jarman contributed to the living
museum of sounds and sights that
is the Art Ensemble.
The performance was full of
varied and eclectic ideas. Some
portions sounded more like a
humorously chaotic amphetamine-
propelled cluster of solos than what
is commonly recognized as jazz.
Other parts resembled serene and
exotic journeys to distant lands.
The song which followed the first
jazz-fusion number, for example,
became a vivid soundscape solely
through the use of daring and imaginative percussion and the occa-
sional obscure muttering
Maghostus supplied through a
small magaphone.
At this point, you needed only to
close your eyes to complete the illusion that you were in some African
village rather than in downtown
Every member of the Ensemble
had ample opportunity to display
great feats of musicianship in the
later part of the show. Moye moved
from some excellent jazz drumming
with formidable cymbal work to
beat the skins and rap the sides of
some African drums before returning to kit drums.
Maghostus moved from electric
bass guitar to a table instrument
that sounded like a sitar and then
on to an acoustic bass as the show
Jarman produced a dazzling
series of sax solos and a very
thoughtful alto flute lead while Mitchell worked among his woodwinds, woodblocks and xylophone.
Mitchell's most impressive play
ing was an apparently simple but
technically difficult single note
evenly sustained from a soprano
saxophone for well over a minute.
He used the exceedingly demanding and potentially dangerous circle breathing technique to do this.
Although Bowie switched solely
between trumpet and bass drum,
and then only rarely, his talent was
affirmed through his trumpet playing. Exceptional in its range and
feeling, Bowie's tone resembled
anything from Louis Armstrong to
free jazz style instrumentation. At
times he appeared to croon or
whimper through his horn while t
other times he would brace his feet
well clear of the microphones and
blare out some very loud notes. He
produced some tasteful sounds by
using a trumpet mute from time to
Maybe the lack of time limited
the selection of instruments given
that the concert was barely over
an hour long.
Despite the brevity of the set and
the lack of an encore — the five
men would not return even to a
thunderous standing ovation with
hollers and cheers — the Art
Ensemble (just one of the featured
bands in the Second Annual Vancouver Creative Music Festival
which continues this weekend)
delivered what the audience had
come to see: a deftly rendered and
wittily varied sampling of musical
influences the Ensemble calls
"Great black music — Ancient to
the future."
ART ENSEMBLE . . . music for everybody
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Justice, morality and capital punishment
There are only three ways of getting into the liquor supply room of
the Empire Hotel. You either go
through the window, the door, or
the wall.
Last summer Joe Vigfusson
knocked the window clean out with
a good kick of his work boots, and
before anybody in the hotel caught
on to the fact, grabbed a case of
whiskey and threw it in his truck.
By the time the RCMP made their
call to his shack he'd hidden the
case somewhere. For the rest of
June there was a great big uproar.
Some folks were sure the whiskey
was buried a couple of feet deep in
Joe's field. Others were willing to
lay down money (Ed Lansky offered
five dollars) that it was under the
floorboards. I kind of doubted that
one — been done before. Still
others said he sold it, even claimed
they'd bought some. But when it
came down to it no one could come
up with even an empty bottle. Joe's
that way. You watch him drive
along in his beat-up Ford pickup,
and you're sure you haven't taken
your eyes off him for more than a
second or two, but he's snuck off
somewhere and you can't find him
at all.
So it didn't surprise me (or
anyone else for that matter) when
Joe slipped into the liquor
storeroom and took another case
just after Remembrance Day. The
hotel manager said afterwards that
he'd turned around to sign
something or other, and when he
turned back a case of hooch was
missing. The window had steel bars
on it by then.
They say necessity's the mother
of invention, but I wouldn't say Joe
was so bad off he couldn't have just
gone in the front door and bought a
bottle. Or a whole case for that
This time the manager got pretty
mad about the whole thing. He
went down to the RCMP detachment and demanded an investigation. He put up a sign warning
about trespassing. He even wrote
a letter to the editor of the Free
Press about justice, morality, and
capital punishment. That really impressed folks. I don't think he
meant the bit about hanging, he
just wanted to get Joe so scared
he'd never show up in the Empire
again. Then after the investigation
didn't turn up anything he offered a
five hundred dollar reward for "information leading to the arrest and
conviction of the perpetrator of the
crimes occuring on the nights of
June 7th and November 12th on the
premises of the Empire Hotel." A
few people tried to claim the
reward, but aside from saying they
knew Joe had done it, they weren't
much help. Joe was too smart to
get caught, though I half expected
him   to  turn   himself   in  for  the
All the excitement died down
eventually, and when Joe
Vigfusson showed up in his red
flannel shirt on New Year's Eve,
they served him a free drink along
with everyone else in the Empire
that night. I guess the manager felt
he was pretty safe from Joe, what
with a new self-closing, self-locking
gadget on the door to the liquor
room. That room was just as safe as
any place in town. The manager got
so sure of himself he even showed
Joe the door, showed him how it
slammed shut the instant you let go
of it and how a spring clicked the
lock into place. Then he showed
Joe the only key to the lock, tied to
his belt by a thick leather thong.
Joe laughed a friendly sort of laugh
and just scratched his white stubble.
I hate to think of the hotel
manager's language when he found
the hole punched in his wall the
next morning. Those walls just
weren't built to last. About a two-
by-three-foot hole had been knocked through the wall and another
case of whiskey was missing.
You might be wondering why the
hotel didn't just stop stocking their
whiskey by the case, but in a town
like this, with the air base so close,
they must go through half a case in
a really good week. Another man
might have just chalked up the
missing cases to operating expenses, fixed the hole, and kicked
Joe out of his hotel for good. Not
this manager.
After the usual investigation he
got a crew in from the city to put
bars on the walls, ceiling, and door
of the room. So he could trace his
whiskey he had the bottles of each
new case painted yellow. Then he
marched out to Joe's farm and had
a talk with him out on the front
step. No one was close enough to
hear them, but people who just
happened to be passing by said the
manager was getting pretty wild,
waving his arms in the air and pointing his finger at Joe's nose.
The manager never seemed
himself after that. He kept leaving
the lobby to go check the liquor
supply room. Sometimes four or
five times while you were sitting
having a meal. Word got around
that he'd taken to biting his fingernails. I snuck a glance one day and
sure if his nails weren't pared down
to the pink.
What I still couldn't figure out
was what Joe was doing with all
that whiskey. I could see taking a
case. Twenty-four bottles, that
would last a good while. Say a nip
with breakfast, a snort after lunch,
and a couple of drinks after dinner.
Maybe a bottle a week for twenty-
four weeks and Joe would be set
for another case. June to
November was about right. But
how did Joe finish off a case in between Remembrance Day and New
Year's Eve? I don't think anyone's
ever seen Joe drunk in all the time
he's lived here, so I don't think he
was drinking it all himself.
Nothing much happened for the
longest time after that. There was
the odd fight on Saturday night, a
house burnt down across the high
school. Folks stopped talking about
the whiskey and started talking
about baseball instead. There were
rumours of an election, and talk of
closing down the air base. Pretty
soon everyone had forgotten about
the whole thing. Even the manager
was looking a bit better. He stopped checking the liquor room so
often and his nails were starting to
grow back. He even said he might
take a little vacation before the
summer rush. Down to Minnesota,
or something like that.
The poor hotel manager left town
right after the last case of whiskey
disappeared from the storerom.
He'd taken to sitting outside on
sunny days, and one day he gave
the biggest howl when he woke up
and found his key was gone. Seems
the leather thong had been cut clear
through. Had to be a pretty sharp
knife to do that. Like the one Joe
carries on his belt.
The manager didn't get hysterical
or anything. We were all standing
there watching him (we'd heard
him yell and came running). He just
pulled the key out of the self-
closing, self-locking door and walked out. Next thing we heard the
desk clerk was the acting manager
of the Empire. The manager was
gone, I guess to Minnesota.
That's about all there is to it.
There was no investigation, no
sign, no letter to the editor. They
took the bars off the walls, though
the left them on the back window. I
saw Joe drive by just this afternoon. He makes a special trip into
town once a month to pick up his
bottle of whiskey at the Empire. On
the house, of course.
Roeg excels
in sexy epic
The first shots in Nicholas Roeg's
Bad Timing/A Sensual Obsession
are of erotic art, batiks that set the
mood for this intimate, abstract
film. Like Bernardo Bertolucci's La
Luna, Bad Timing is a trying film,
often testing the viewer's patience
with langourous scenes that seem
to lead nowhere. But like La Luna,
Bad Timing is not without its rewarding moments, most notably in
Theresa Russell's excellent performance.
A story of tortured, tempestuous
love. Bad Timing takes place in the
cradle   of   Freudian   psychology,
Bad Timing/A Sensual Obsession
Directed by Nicholas Roeg
Playing at the Bay
Vienna. There, in a hospital. Dr.
Alex Linden (Art Garfunkel), an
American psychoanalyst, is nervously awaiting the fate of his lover
Milena (Theresa Russell) who has
overdosed on alcohol and drugs.
It is about 2a.m. a police inspector (Harvey Keitel) is questioning
Alex, clearly suspicious that Alex is
in some way responsible for
Milena's suicide attempt.
Through flashbacks. Bad Timing
alternates from scenes in the
hospital to Alex's recollections,
reconstructing Alex and Milena's
lives in fractured, abrupt sequences
that echo the nature of their
unstable relationship.
At first, it is Milena who appears
responsible for their problems. As
seen through Alex's eyes, Milena is
a flirt. She leaves her middle-aged
Czech husband (Denholm Elliot),
has several brief affairs, and is unfaithful to Alex. When confronted
by Alex, she denies her involvement
with other men, defending her independence with a fierce, almost
incomprehensible valor. But as the
film progresses, there is a shift in
our perception of Milena and
especially Alex. Milena is no more
at fault than Alex, who is intensely
jealous, often without reason.
As a lecturer at the University of
Vienna, Alex is calm and assured,
displaying a thorough knowledge
and understanding of Freudian
theory. In private, however, he is
introverted and has a repressed sexual psyche.
When Milena threatens to kill
herself, Alex does not take her
suicide threat seriously. Having
treated her more as a case patient
than an equal partner, he thinks he
knows her better than she knows
herself. He rejects her appeal for a
reconciliation, and fails to realize
the extent of her depression.
Bad Timing is about misguided
and mismatched lovers who can
neither live with nor without one
another. Alex is a private and
reserved individual, while Milena is
an extrovert who enjoys life to the
fullest but is unwilling to make a
permanent commitment — he
wants to get married, but she
doesn't. They are lovers out of sexual necessity, each temporarily filling a void in the other's life.
Bad Timing is arguably director
Nicholas Roeg's most complete and
best work to date. The visual
elegance of The Man who Fell to
Earth and the personal tensions of
Don't Look Now are present in this
rich, complex work which goes far
beyond Roeg's earlier pictures.
With Bad Timing, Roeg has taken a
definite turn in his career.
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Friday, November 14,1980 media]
Video artists languish in obscurity
The world premiere of Texas:
The Third Coast took place in Vancouver on Nov. 6. This video documentary by Emmy award winners
Alan and Susan Raymond was not
held in a plush ballroom at the Hyatt
regency. Nor was it held in the
humble confines of the Robson Media Centre but in the backroom and
coffee lounge of the Video Inn, a
appearance was financed by the
Canada Council and the Department of External Affairs. Texas:
The Third Coast was shown as one
in a week-long series of all their major works.
The series included An American
Family which is a 12-hcur film documenting the breakdcwn of the
William C. Loud family. Margaret
Mead called that effort "as significant as the invention of the novel"
PANHANDLING STUDIO . . . seeks neon sign.
storefront under a seedy hotel at
Powell and Gore.
Alan and Susan Raymond are not
failed artists. They were invited to
appear at the Video Inn and their
and the Raymonds appeared on the
cover of Newsweek because of it.
Police Tapes, their most acclaimed work, was shown as well. This
documentary about a police pre
cinct in the South Bronx has received four major broadcasting awards
including an Emmy. It has been acquired for the permanent collection
of the Museum of Modern Art and
was the first independently produced documentary to be aired in its
entirety on commercial network
Addressing the 40 people attending the premiere Susan Raymond
said, "I was tired of jumping out of
helicopters, talking to psychotic 13
year olds and following police
through dark alleyways. In Texas:
The Third Coast my assignment
was to find the best bar in
Houston." The show was financed
by the Dallas PBS station after the
New York station with which they
are normally associated denied
them funding. Raymond added that
"the people in Dallas will finance
anything that puts down Los Angeles or Houston."
The show is a semi-satirical look
at the mushrooming city of Houston which will be the third largest
city in America by the end of the
1980s. It explores the blessings and
problems of growth (mostly problems) and documents the freewheeling character of the people of
the city. The documentary is not so
much a story as a collage of the
people and situations that make up
The Raymonds interview policemen about "the highest use in the
nation of deadly force by law enforcement officers," and explore an
incident where a cop shot a man
18 times because he thought the
guy had a gun.
They talk to irate transit supervisors and riders about the constipated bus system.
They talk to an oilman with a
horn on his car that plays 200 tunes.
He says, "money growsh on treesh
in Houshton. If you cain't make it in
Houshton you cain't make it any-
VIDEO INN . . . hosts Emmy winners' premiere
They visit an adult apartment
complex. "It's not that I don't like
children. I just like people my own
age." He waves his arm past a
dozen sunbathing females. "Cain't
you see how much fun we have?"
They talk to CBers about moro-
phobia — the fear of fear. CBers
contact each other when they are in
distress, rating the degree of their
problem on a scale from 10 (minor)
to one (acute). In one such incident
a female voice comes over the radio.
"It's morophobia. I can't stand
these expressways!"
"What are the symptoms?"
"Right now it's just a lump in the
throat. I guess it's about a seven."
"Don't worry now, just take it
slow and easy."
"Oh nol" she screams. "I've gotta merge!"
And of course they visited "the
best bar in Houston." They asked
one lady what she liked about cowboys.
"Wayelll ... I like thayer hats
. . . and thayer jeans . . . and
thayer. ..."
It should be acknowledged that
the show was not the finished pro
duct but the video equivalent of a
workprint — the rough copy of the
final draft. But the lack of credits
and the color and lip sync problems
that a draft allows did not detract
from the show itself. The final product will be aired on PBS in February or March.
While the Raymonds have now
left Vancouver the Video Inn is still
around and worth exploring. One
hopes that the Raymonds appearance there will bring this unique institution some of the attention that
it deserves.
Established in 1973 as a nonprofit society the Video Inn has
editing and viewing facilities available to individuals and non-profit
groups as well as cameras for the
use of their member-directors. They
have a large tape library and they
publish a newspaper that reports on
both the local and international
video scene. And of course they bring artists like the Raymonds to
If you are seriously interested in
video as an artistic medium then
you should drop by their storefront
at 261 Powell.
That hand that casually brushes
against your thigh, the dirty jokes
you know were intended only for
you. No it's not your imagination,
it's sexual harassment.
It's Not Your Imagination is also
the title of a film, recently produced
by Women In Focus with a now defunct federal work program.
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Women. It is the first Canadian-
made film on the subject of sexual
harassment, and is distributed by
Women In Focus.
It is a film everyone will find
worth seeing. Sexual harassment of
Canadian working women is an extremely pervasive but largely ignored feature of their lives. In a recent
B.C. Federation of Labor survey 90
per cent of the respondents said
they had experienced sexual
Education alone won't stop sexual harassment but it is important in
opening the public's eyes to this
ever-growing problem. This film includes a series of interviews with
working women who describe their
own experiences of sexual harassment.
These women voiced the frustration and humiliation they felt with
their situation and male co-workers.
One woman described how her
boss, after working hours took her
into his office and molested her.
Another described her experiences
working in a Credit Union and being
told to "get her tits" out of the way.
Another, while bending over a filing
cabinet felt a male hand slide between her thighs.
The interviews took place in the
victims' homes or offices, places
that seem familiar to us. The situations they described are also all too
familiar. The filmmakers appeal to
our common experience, drawing
us into the victim's situation, while
not losing sight of their message.
The film was made on a small
budget by people who often had little experience with film, according
to Women In Focus' Susan Moore.
But director Marion Barling and the
other women who worked to produce this film have made a very effective, powerful statement about
the common oppression women
The film's score. Working Woman's Pride, is a powerful statement in itself. Sung by local Vancouver musicians Diane Levings
and Janet Snell, it captures the
mixture of anger and pride that
most working women experience at
their jobs, "that we do not
choose." But women in the typing
pools, fish packing plants and restaurants, carry the load, "solid and
strong;" in Levings' words, it's a
working woman's pride.
But the film suffers in its need for
better technical quality. The sound
is sometimes rough and the lighting
less than perfect. However this is
probably a reflection of the economic circumstances of the film's
Its message is clear; sexual harassment is a serious problem and it
is time for women to begin to talk
about it. It is also time that men became more aware of the pressures
they exert on their female co-workers. Sexual harassment is still not
included in the Human Rights Code
and women who leave their jobs because of sexual abuse are not entitled to Workers' Compensation or
Unemployment Insurance.
It's Not Your Imagination is an
important step towards forcing the
government to deal with this problem and educating the public. One
woman in Imagination advises
other women who have experienced harassment to stand up and
scream; "if we scream loud enough
it's got to stop."
For more information about view-
ings of the film contact Susan
Moore of Women In Focus at
872-2250 Suite No. 6, 45 Kingsway.
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Page Friday 5 music
Dixon and friends
strut their stuff
It's been five years since Willy
Dixon appeared in Vancouver but
he brought everything he needed
back with him on Saturday night.
He's lost a leg since he was last
here but returned with his bass and
put on a crisp show before an audience enthusiastic in spirit if disappointing in size. It's a shame that a
man who has had so much influence on musicians like Eric Clapton
jnd the Rolling Stones can only put
600 people in the Commodore.
The broad-bellied gentleman
shuffled on to the stage and sang
the songs he wrote that others have
made famous — Hoochie Coochie
Man, Seventh Son, Little Red
Rooster. . . There were so many of
them it didn't matter that he got
away without playing Spoonful or
Back Door Man.
He played some fine new songs,
too, with a more political flavor
than "Got a little red rooster/Too
lazy to crow for day." There was a
powerful song called It Don't Make
Sense, We Can't Make Peace and
another about religion a la Jimmy
Jones called The Pie in the Sky
When You Die (It might be a lie).
Willy Dixon was content to be
only a vocalist until well into the second set. Then he introduced "One
of the finest guitarists in North America, Jerry DeWitt." (I think he
meant Doucette.) Either way, the
interlude provided by Jerry's guitar
gave Willy a chance to shuffle backstage and bring out his famous
acoustic bass. He slapped and
plucked it in his own unique undaunted style.
There were two other Dixons on
stage, Freddie on electric bass and
Arthur on piano. They are part of
the well-disciplined and balanced
band that is much more than a musical backdrop for Willy Dixon's
One might not have noticed his
disability. He stood for the entire
three hour show relieved only by a
20 minute break. Dixon rolled on his
heels, clapped his hands, pointed
his finger and smiled at every opportunity — a broad smile set off by
his single gold tooth.
Let's hope that Vancouver will
show as good a face to Willy Dixon
the next time he comes to town by
giving him the sold out house he
WILLY DIXON . . . he's got a leg to stand on.
The Marrid Man
Being slow to wake.
His hand upon
The world doth quake.
And all around
The peaceful sphere.
With sleeping tones
The time draws near.
Oozing quickens
His selfish eyes;
His shaking hand
Steadies his rise.
Like a mountain
He smashes the air;
Straightening fast
His nostrils flare,
Till taunt and tall
His figure looms
Above the earth
His shade consumes.
All fowl fall as
His reign begins,
The fish of the sea
Weep in their fins.
All that creepeth
Upon the earth
Returns to dust
The warmth they nurse.
And sweet, sweet silence
The world receives —
The Marrid Man
At last can breathe.
Ifoung artist with aHg talent.
How far will he go?
It's only a year since art school, but Paul is already
being talked about as a name to watch.
It's heady stuff. With all the adulation, Paul is neglecting
his work.
Parties and late hours provide easy distractions.
So does too much drinking.
Paul is abusing his health, misusing beverage alcohol
and hurting his future. Unless he changes, his talent could
be harmed beyond repair.
Without it, he won't go anywhere.
Very far
It's only a year since art school, but Paul is already
being talked about as a name to watch.
Paul's excited, but he has things in perspective.
He enjoys a drink when the time is right, with friends
and with moderation. But he knows nothing can take the
place of hard work to build his reputation.
Gifts like Paul's are fragile and worth protecting.
Because Paul understands, he'll go far.
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Friday, November 14, 1980 \ drama
Prehistoric play a modern success
A carnival scene marked by a curtain bearing the words "News
Events of the World," a woolly
mammoth and a pet dinosaur, a
great looming mass of prehistoric
ice, Noah's Ark at Atlantic City,
New Jersey, a devastating war and
a reconciliation. These are some of
the sights in Thornton Wilder's
play. The Skin of Our Teeth.
The play is a visually spectacular
comedy of serious intent. Director
Arne Zaslove and the students of
the theatre department deserve resounding applause for their inspiring creative efforts. They have turned an interesting script into a lively,
colorful performance. There is
nothing on stage that does not fascinate the eye. The props are magnificent and the actors fairly bounce
through their roles. The show is
well-coordinated, technically fascinating and extremely entertaining. This time Freddy Wood has hit
it right on the nose with a creative
bang. You will leave the theatre
feeling like you have witnessed a
The Skin of Our Teeth
Directed by Arne Zaslove
Freddy Wood Theatre
As for the play, it premiered in
1942 at a time when people, having
survived the Depression by the skin
of their teeth, were once again faced with uncertainty. As Wilder
says, it is a play that awakens one's
emotions especially "under conditions of crisis." A performance in
Germany soon after the war, when
the country was in ruins, created a
phenomenal impact upon a people
who were struggling to piece together their shattered country.
The play is set in a theatre in New
York where a stage company is performing a post-Depression account
of man's perserverance and survival
in the face of his own moral shortcomings and the vicious, ambivalent force of Mother Nature. It features a double time sequence, encompassing both the prehistoric
age and modern times, that is
meant to illuminate the universal
struggles of humanity.
The first act opens with the
master of ceremonies announcing
the "News Events of the World"
before taking the audience directly
into the New Jersey home of Mr.
George Antrobus, inventor of the
wheel. We are simultaneously immersed in a typical American suburban environment and in the prehistoric home of the first family of
Adam and Eve.
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knit nucleus, a microcosm of the
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forces of the outside world. In their
case, they have sheltered themselves against the advancing ice
age which threatens to kill all life
standing in its way.
Mr. Antrobus, father of man and
inventor of the wheel, nhe alphabet
and the multiplication table, brings
home with him the starving masses
including various figures from antiquity who were the forerunners of
our modern ethical system: Moses,
Homer, the nine Muses;, Adam and
Eve Antrobus, their son Cain (later
to be known as Henry) and their
daughter Gladys. Hoping to survive
the bitter cold they all crowd
around the Antrobus' fire, the flame
of hope and survival that will ultimately pull them through the crisis.
"Pass up your chairs, everybody.
Save the human race," Sabina, the
housemaid, says to the audience.
Despite the serious intent of the
play, the performance is also humorous and lighthearted. The Antrobus' pet dinosaur huddles on stage
across from the woolly mammoth
that is warming its behind by the
fire. It is a typical day in which the
children anxiously wait for their
father to come home from work.
Yet the scene at the end of the first
act, when everyone huddles around
the fire, is a haunting vision of the
souls of man begging for life to
carry on.
The scene changes to Atlantic City, New Jersey where the now
President Antrobus is to speak before the Ancient and Honorable
Order of Mammals, Subdivision
Humans. His word for the future is
"enjoy yourselves" while Mrs. Antrobus, every inch a mammal, says
"Save the family. It's held together
for 5,000 years."
When Sabina, the newly-pronounced Miss Atlantic City 1942,
tries, in an hilarious scene, to interfere with the Antrobus' marriage,
she is thwarted by the arrival of
Noah's Ark which has come to rescue those humans worth saving.
The storm signal reads four black
discs or the end of the world and all
the drunken hedonists on stage will
be left to drown in the rising flood
"Start a new world. Begin
again," says the ominous Fortune
Teller to Mr. Antrobus. As for the
lost souls, she says, "You've had
your chance. You've had your day.
You've failed. You've lost." Whereas the first act dealt with natural
disaster, the second reveals a corrupt social order that will be purged
by the storm.
In the third act we see that man's
capacity for self-destruction is an
BARKER . . . sells old chestnut
even greater threat to life than external forces. The visual effects of
this scene are astounding; the
whole town has been levelled in an
apocalyptic nightmare. The act features the inevitable conflict between Antrobus, the staunch advocate of order, and his irrational son,
Henry, the heroic soldier who has
become the family's greatest enemy. Henry rebels against the ideals
of men like his father who stand in
the way of his freedom.
The final message of the play is
contained in Antrobus' reply to
Henry, "How can you make a world
for people to live in, unless you've
first put order in yourself?" Antrobus is faced with the task of rebuilding, the "chance to build new
worlds," with the "memory of our
mistakes to warn us." Gladys' baby
becomes a beacon of hope for the
generations to come.
The play ends on a heavily didactic note. At this point. Wilder
seems to have gotten a little too intense in his message; but in times
of crisis such a theme would be an
inspiration to the survivors.
This is a play to be seen, not read
or heard about. Although it sounds
heavy, it's really an entertaining and
often amusing show. The actors
frequently step out of their roles
and directly address the audience.
At one point, the actor playing the
backside of the woolly mammoth
even pokes his head out from beneath the shag. Go see the show
for yourself.
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Page Friday 7 music
Numan masters music
If you missed the Gary Numan
concert on Sunday you missed one
of the best rock stage shows of the
The concert opened with Gary
Myreck and the Figures, a new
American group whose work hasn't
been released in Canada yet.
The Figures, who are overly in
love with their bass and drums, set
the audience up perfectly for Gary
Numan who is absolute master of
his music.
The lights go down. Fog creeps
from the sides of the stage. A huge,
T-shaped bank of red lights begins
to flash. And Gary Numan, wearing
a black spacesuit, high boots and
red belts, appears, sauntering
through the artificial mist. Just like
the cover of his record album! He
stops centre stage and begins "This
Wreckage". The man is an actor.
After this first number Numan
continued with more material from
his newest album, Telekon. For the
third number he sat on the floor in a
red spotlight to play a small
Numan didn't perform his best
known hit "Cars" until about half
way through the show and then it
was a shortened version. During
the long instrumental part of
"Cars" Numan lounged against a
speaker and drank coke.
At one point Numan disappeared
while the band did instrumentals.
He reappeared on a platform above
the band wearing a white spacesuit.
He finished that number, climbed
down a ladder, disappeared and
reappeared a few minutes later
wearing a red spacesuit.
When he sang "Are Friends Electric"  Numan was joined by two
black remote control boxes that
whirled through the mist, and
seemed to dance with each other
and Numan.
For his first encore Numan rode
out from under the band's podium,
followed by generous amounts of
mist and blue and yellow light, in a
little black car. Riding about in this
car Numan sang "Down in the
Park". Surprisingly, he did two encores. After the last encore he actually smiled I And waved at the audience. This was quite a change for
the petulant Numan because
throughout the concert his face
was a cold, pale mask, moving his
lips only to say thank you and
Numan has a sinuous way of
moving and a physical grace which
is a joy to watch and the finishing
touch to his sexy, cold,
technological, robot-man image.
Choir warms up to the task
After the singers warmed to their
task, last Friday's Vancouver
Chamber Choir concert was indeed
an exciting one. Unfortunately the
choir didn't get warm until after the
I must say here that events conspired against them. They were
sadly under-rehearsed for much of
the program, in large measure
through no fault of their own. The
opening work on the program, for
example, was Jannequin's La
Guerre, and as I understand it, they
did not receive the music until the
Tuesday prior to the concert.
The program, entitled Singers'
Choice, embodied the singers own
choices of what they most enjoyed
singing. A fine idea, but perhaps
this may have contributed to the
problem. Such a program necessarily consists of many very short
works, and despite conductor Jon
Washburn's attempt to alleviate the
monotony with his remarks between works, it was boring.
The first two-thirds of the program consisted of madrigals by various Renaissance composers, and
their performances were most notable in their uniform lacklustre quality.
When this was dispensed with,
the choir moved on to Brahms' German Folksongs, and in contrast
with the earlier music astonished
everyone. Suddenly the passionless
approach was replaced by a fiery
toughness that set the audience on
the edge of its seats.
Gone was the phraseless,
rhythmless sogginess of the madrigals. For the Brahms, and then for
the Reincarnations by Samuel Barber and three traditional songs arranged by John Rutter, the Chamber Choir obtained a vital rhythmic
snap and strength that was nowhere in evidence before.
And it was not just that they were
under-rehearsed. For an encore,
they performed a Morley madrigal
again. The second time they retained the energy of the later music,
and the madrigal Fire, fire, my
heart, lived up to its name.
At the evening's end there were a
lot of smiling faces.
Incidentally, the performance
was held in Ryerson United
Church. This is a fine venue for the
Chamber Choir, with good acoustics; the drawback is the church
pews. This may be preferable,
though to their principle hall this
year, the Orpheum. After all, this is
a Chamber Choir, and not the Bach
Choir, and while they can fill the
small church to capacity, they sang
to an almost empty Orpheum.
Perhaps the Chamber Choir
should consider the Playhouse or
some other theatre more suitable to
the musical size of the ensemble.
De Danaan no mean pickers
Let us now sing the praises of
Irish music.
Few musical traditions can equal
the depth of feeling that is the special preserve of Irish folk music.
Why this is so remains a mystery,
one that is perhaps best left unexamined. Suffice it to say the ancient
jigs and reels of Ireland have survived remarkably well in this era of
electronic disco horror.
Irish folksters De Danaan blessed
the Vancouver East Cultural Centre
with their presence Monday night,
and after a rather slow start soon
showed that they were truly legitimate heirs to the great line of Irish
Frankie Gavin was amazing on
the fiddle, never repeating himself,
wringing every imaginable note
from his beautiful-toned instrument. He held the band together
and provided witty introductions
for each song. At one point he
related how the next tune was
about St. Jude, the patron saint of
hopeless cases, and the audience
prepared itself for a melancholy lament. Instead we got a tongue-in-
cheek version of Hey Jude that had
everybody howling with laughter.
Lennon and McCartney never had it
so good.
Jackie Daly, on accordion, was
equally adept and sounded like a
miniature orchestra at times. Daly
maintained a low profile throughout
the concert but carried more than
his share of the musical load. A
strange sight to see was a banjo, an
instrument not normally associated
with the Emerald Isle. But banjoist
Charlie Piggot acquitted himself
well and it seemed that the North
American banjo must really have
sprung from the soil of Eire itself.
But the standout of the evening
was vocalist Christy Leary. Such a
voice one encounters only rarely.
For a few moments during a solo
number there was nothing else in
the world except her voice. Oh
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Friday, November 14,1980 \film
Couples cliched
and hackneyed
If you don't mind a contrived,
predictable plot and wooden acting
in a film that pretends to be reflecting the "new morality" but is really
an old-fashioned movie at heart,
then Loving Couples is for you.
Loving Couples
Playing at the Capitol 6
Directed by Jack Smight
The movie's plot is so predictable
that it's possible to make a pretty
good guess about the ending less
than five minutes into the show.
Shirley MacLaine as Evelyn
Lucas and James Coburn as Walter
Kirby, her husband, are couple
number one. Both are doctors. Evelyn is unhappy with their marriage
because — as we later learn — Walter is not impetuous enough and so
the fire has gone out of their relationship.
Enter Stephen Collins as the almost-too-handsome Greg Plunkett.
While driving his convertible sports
car through the countryside he
spots Evelyn riding through the
countryside on horseback. He continues to eye her as he drives past
and — surprise — his car goes off
the road.
Evelyn gallops to his side to give
him some medical assistance.
When she unbuckles his pants to
inspect the damage he opens his
big blue eyes and says, "lady, I was
just in a car accident."
A couple of days later Greg is on
horseback himself, trying to woo
Evelyn. Once again she gallops over
to rescue him; this time after his
horse dumps him. Love — or rather
lust — blooms.
The husband finds out when
Greg's live-in lover (played by Susan Sarandon) tells him what she
has discovered while spying on
Greg. Susan and Walter do exactly
what we expect them to do in that
situation: they have an affair of
their own.
The two adulterous couples contrive excuses to get away for the
weekend but — surprise! — they
both end up at the same hotel.
After the predictable confrontation
Walter moves in with Greg's girl
friend Stephanie, and Greg moves
in with Evelyn.
This arrangement turns out to be
less than ideal. Walter spends too
much time trying to advance his career while Stephanie a "weather
girl" for the local TV station isn't
ambitious enough. Greg doesn't
share Evelyn's intellectual interests — and he finds it hard to say
no to other women.
Sally Kellerman's sultry performance as the desperately frustrated
Mrs. Liggett who easily seduces
Greg, her real estate agent, is the
one bright spot in the movie. While
not entirely believable, hier characterization of a neurotic woman with
the hots for Greg is nonetheless humorous, and even human.
The acting is otherwise flat and
unnatural. The actors seem unable
to express any identifiable emotions
and spend a lot of time smiling
when the script clearly calls for
some other emotion. This problem
likely has much to do with the direction of Jack Smight.
James Coburn looks too phoney
to be believable at the best of times,
but with a different director Shirley
MacLaine would likely have improved her performance.
Her acting is more than adequate, but she is capable of much
better work. Stephen Collins is unconvincing and plays the role of a
young stud without enthusiasm.
Susan Saradon has a certain
amount of magnetism but brings little to her performance.
Loving Couples does have its
funny moments — like when the
cops discover Walter spying on his
own house and Greg is seen talking
to a dress rack where the persistent
Mrs. Liggett is hiding. But even the
laughs aren't enough to save this
Loving Couples is somewhat unusual for its type of movie in that
Evelyn is a liberated woman. She is
a doctor, keeps her maiden name
and believes she can take a younger
lover if she pleases. The movie has
plenty of the required
"cheesecake," but there is also
some "beefcake" to even things
The film tries to have a modern
outlook (after all, don't the couples
enjoy guilt-free extramarital sex?)
but in reality it is a hackneyed story
reflecting the traditional values of
love, marriage and monogamy.
We've seen it all before.
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Now we play tough. Starting today we've hired a fat hired gun to break into student's homes and threaten
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We hove ways of making you write
because some more meaty issues are going to be thrashed out. Look out —
Today's Debate: 12:30 in SUB Auditorium: D.S. vs. Gay People of UBC on
"Gay people be allowed to teach in the public school system"
Mon., Nov. 17, 12:30 in SUB Aud: D.S. vs Gears on
"Engineers are barbarians"
Tues., Nov. 18, 12:30 in SUB 207/209: D.S. vs Tories on
"Western Separatism is a significant movement"
Wed., Nov. 19, 12:30 in SUB Aud: D.S. vs Grits on
"There should be no barriers to the free movement of people between provinces"
Thurs., Nov. 20, in SUB Aud: D.S. vs International Students on
"Whether there should be differential fees for foreign students"
Fri., Nov. 21,12:30 in SUB Aud: D.S. vs Bruce Armstrong and Craig Brooks, who will
be defending their proposed SUEl renovation plans. (Tentative)
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Friday, November 14,1980
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My Turn takes
wrong turn
It's My Turn, the new Jill Clay-
burgh-Michael Douglas film, promises much, and at times comes
close to delivering, but the movie is
more likely to disappoint than satisfy its audiences.
It's My Turn
Directed by Claudia Weill
Playing at the Odeon
Clayburgh and Douglas, both
fine performers in their own right,
together are magnetic, dynamic —
in a word, captivating. But in this,
their first collaboration, they have
been saddled with an uneven script
that seems to want to take us
somewhere, but never quite manages it.
Perhaps we expect too much
from Clayburgh and Douglas, both
of whom have come to be associated with progressive, significant
films. Jill Clayburgh is best known
for her role in An Unmarried Woman, and Michael Douglas has
been on both sides of the camera
with The China Syndrome and One
Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
It's My Turn has a number of
false starts, when it appears to be
approaching some sort of social
commentary, but these are followed by rapid shifts of direction that
are totally illogical and reveal director Claudia Weill's desire to
make a non-controversial film.
The plot of the movie is a simple
one. Clayburgh, in a standout per-
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Life is fine for Kate — except her
live-in lover (played by Charles Gro-
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her, and a student named Cooper-
man (Daniel Stern) wants to become famous by beating her to the
resolution of an unsolved mathematical problem.
When she reluctantly goes to
New York to attend her father's
wedding, Kate falls for his new
wife's son, Ben Lewin (Michael
Ben is a has been ballplayer, a
one-time outfielder who "ruined
Reggie Jackson's home run in Detroit." He gives speeches to father-
son breakfasts for $200 a crack now
his baseball income has dried up.
The film has many bright moments in spite of problems with the
timid script. Clayburgh's skill as a
comedian has been ignored in most
of her movies, but in It's My Turn
she displays a surprising flair for
in addition to the outstanding
performances of Clayburgh and
Douglas, Charles Grodin gives an
interesting interpretation of Homer,
Kate's lover, a self-centred architect.
But not even the film's humor
and virtuoso performances by the
principal actors can rescue this
movie from where a weak script has
condemned it.
November 18, 1980
7:30 p.m.
Upper Lounge,
International House
Gonzalo Martin
CUSO Field Staff Representa
tive for Latin America, along
with representatives from
CASA, will discuss problems in
Latin American development.
Film: El Salvador:
Revolution or Death
Further Information:
Our own AMS presents Martha
and the Muffins in concert just for
you in SUB Sunday, Nov. 16 at
8:30 p.m. Get your tickets while
they're still available at the AMS
box office in SUB.
On the other side of music,
Jean-Marie Straub's film of The
Life of Bach will be shown at the
Centennial Museum and Planetarium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov.
14, and on Saturday and Sunday
the 15th and 16th. The film uses
musicians to play the principal characters, and stars Gustav Leon-
hardt as Bach. The Chronicle of
Anna Magdalena Bach is based
upon Johann Sebastian's second
wife's diary, and upon Bach's music itself.
Straub says about his film: "The
point of departure for our Chronicle
of Anna Magdalena Bach was the
idea of a film in which music would
be used — not as accompaniment,
nor as commentary — but as raw
material. . ."
Other musical events about include guitarist Ed Patterson, who
will be playing at John Barley's in
Gastown from Nov. 17 to 22.
Playing at the Soft Rock Cafe
on Monday, Nov. 17, the featured
band is The Blue Boys, from
The Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation is an energetic modern ballet troupe from New York, and will
be dancing for the first time in Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth
Theatre at 8 p.m. on Friday and
Sunday, Nov. 14 and 16. Tickets at
VTC outlets.
Antique mirrors, oak church
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and classical music are inside El
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W. 4th. Operated by the man who
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November 17
8:00 p.m.
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play about the author of Jane Eyre.
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Rock   Against   Authorityl   A
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7:30 p.m. at the Arcadian Hall at
6th and Main, this Sunday, Nov.
16. Music will erupt from such authorities on the subject as Tin
Twist, DOA, Illegal Youth, and
others. Advance ticets are to be
had at Ernie's Hot Wax, Friends,
Quintessence, Octopus Books and
Spartacus Books.
Vancouver dance enthusiasts will
be pleased to attend the inaugural
performance of Pacific Motion
Company at the UBC Museum of
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