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Array Student debt-load to increase
By ARNOLD HEDSTROM
With poor job prospects and
generally tight money, students may
soon face even more distressing
financial news.
Both federal and provincial
governments are considering
changes to student aid programs
which will make the slogan "Drown
in Debt," graffitied outside UBC's
awards office understated.
Provincially—rumors  and  signs
are the Socred government will offer only loan money instead of nonrepayable grants. The province also
may tie student aid to academic
standing.
Related stories page 3
Federally—the Canadian Federation of Students says March's
Liberal throne speech will include
legislation to increase loan money
available by $56 to $100 per week
per student.
The provincial government is formulating next year's aid policy
now, according to Canadian
Federation of Students—Pacific
deputy chair Stephen Learey.
Learey said his worst fear is that
instead of offering more money for
students, the province will cut
grants and pass only increased
federal loan money on to students.
Ideally federal loans will increase
total money available when added
to grants, said Learey, "But
government, in times of restraint,
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— craig brooks photo
MAKING MOUNTAINS OUT of molehills, UBC geological engineers model display for 64th annual engineering ball Saturday towers over other displays. Georox display, along with civil's Yellow Brick Road trip through
Oz, bio-resources Silent Running dome, and numerous others graced weekend ball in Thunderbird Sport centre.
New organization ready to ACT
By MURIEL DRAAISMA
As part of the Canadian Federation of Students' province-wide
campaign to protest the proposed
freeze on funds, UBC is organizing
an anti-cutbacks team (ACT).
UBC is one of the last campuses
to organize against cutbacks and
must begin planning immediately to
combine efforts with CFS and other
student groups in the Lower
Mainland area, said Lisa Hebert,
team organizer and newly elected-
Alma Mater Society external affairs
Budget cutters silent
By SARAH COX
UBC administrators are keeping
quiet about their plans to cut
$700,000 from the UBC budget.
"A plan has been developed but
the board of governors hasn't approved it yet," said vice president
academic Michael Shaw. "I really
can't discuss it with you."
Vice  president  bursar  William
/   Rag rests   A
It's deadline time for summer jobs at Pacific Press, and
The Ubyssey staff has been
busy preparing applications.
Since we all expect to be called
in for interviews later this
week, your beloved rag will not
publish this Friday. (Wouldn't
you just love to see The
Ubyssey take over the Sun?)
See you next Tuesday.
White said he was not in a position
to discuss the details of the plan.
"It's hardly proper to discuss it
with the public before the board
meeting on April 7," he said.
"The cuts will be dealt with in terms
of preserving what we have."
The $700,000 shortfall was first
announced in senate Jan. 19.
Student board of governors
representative Dave Frank was less
secretive about the cuts. He said
UBC president Doug Kenny announced where the cuts would be
made in the last board meeting.
"Kenny said they would be able
to deal with the cuts by not replacing people retiring or leaving
departments in the next two months," he said.
But Frank was skeptical about
the  administration's  solution  for
the cuts. "When I sat down after
the meeting I calculated that at least
See page 2: USE
coordinator.
The team will organize a
"neighborhood drop" March 13 to
19. Students will distribute pamphlets in the city detailing the value
and importance of post-secondary
education, and will plan a local
media event on March 23 to correspond with the CFS national day of
protest.
"We have to get the message out
that education is a long term job
creation program. If you start cutting back in times of restraint, you
might not be able to build it up
later," she said.
The government and UBC's administration call the freeze a "zero
per cent increase," but it will actually mean a decrease because
B.C.'s current inflation rate will not
be taken into consideration. Hebert
said the freeze may cause some
departments and courses to be axed, and a decrease in accessibility.
If the community realizes the
value of education, the provincial
government will have difficulty
withholding funds from post-
secondary institutions, said Hebert.
The anti-cutbacks team will hold
its first meeting on Wednesday,
Feb. 16 at 12:30 in SUB 213 to
discuss education issues, organizing, lobbying and general strategy.
look better handing out loans."
Learey said a decision has to be
made  this  month  so  application
forms   and   information   booklets
can be printed.
"There's no input from students
on the decision and even ministry
officials are unaware of what will
happen," charged Learey.
Learey said a provincial loan program   may   cost   the   government
more in the long run becuase interest   rates  must   be  paid  while
See page 2: MORE
Gear proposal
BY CHRIS WONG
Applied science dean Martin
Wedepohl may finally be getting his
controversial four year engineering
program after months of negotiation, revision and compromise.
The proposal goes before senate
on Wednesday for the second time.
It was brought before senate at their
last meeting Jan. 19 when it was
referred back to the senate curriculum committee for further consideration.
Senate curriculum chair James
Richards said Monday the proposal
was revised and vastly improved.
The curriculum committee "is
coming forward with a positive
recommendation," said Richards.
At the January senate meeting
the curriculum committee recommended the proposal not be passed
because of difficulties with the first
year of the program, and expressed
concern that the program did not
have enough electives.
Last minute changes to the program were distributed at the
meeting which improved on these
areas and prompted a motion to
table the proposal.
The curriculum committee examined these changes, which were
presented from the applied science
faculty, and added their own revisions.
"(The curriculum committee's
revisions) aren't radically different
from the revisions that were circulated from senate," Richards
said. "At least one of the options
has some additional humanities
courses."
If passed, the proposal will allow
students with high grades to enter
directly into the engineering program without taking a year of
general science.
But even if it is passed at senate
Wednesday the program may not be
implemented for another year
because of logistics problems, applied science dean Martin
Wedepohl said recently.
"It's hard to gaze into a crystal
ball, but (the proposal) is coming
with a broad base of support from
the curriculum committee," said
Richards.
Vandals hit centre
By SARAH COX
The UBC women's centre was
vandalized last weekend, but' the
RCMP probably won't investigate.
"The proctor said it wasn't
serious enough to call the RCMP,"
said women's centre member
Mary Ann Lee, who discovered
Saturday night the centre had been
vandalized.
"There was a jar of Mello Roast
someone had dumped all over the
floor," she said. "They had taken
leaflets and scattered them. But the
worst part of it was that they ripped
the handle off the phone."
The centre has a policy of keeping the door unlocked as often as
possible, said Lee.
"I was really angry about the
damage," she said. "I felt like someone had vandalized my place."
"It's shocking to know there's so
much unsolicited hate," said
Christina Willings. "Wrecking the
phone could be seen as paralyzing
us, cutting off communication. If
someone wants you to shut up it's
the obvious thing to do."
The women's centre will probably not decide to lock its doors
more frequently, said Willings.
"There's no point in making the office less accessible to people who
want to use it."
Head proctor Roy Harding said it
was the Alma Mater Society's decision to notify the RCMP, and he
had not yet notified the AMS of the
incident.
"It wasn't a break-in, just vandalism. Normally, the door's left
open," he said.
A similar incident at the University of Saskatchewan women's centre occurred last month.
Damage included anti-women
graffiti on the walls, file paper
thrown on the floor, destruction of
photos of centre members and urine
on tables. A copy of the Red Eye,
the engineering students society
newspaper, was left on the couch.
"Fuck me, I love it," was scrawled
on the chest of a daycare doll left lying on the floor. Saskatoon police
say the incident is still under investigation.
Youth to defuse Cruise
Spontaneous demonstrations erupted across Canada only days
after an umbrella weapons testing agreement that may allow the
testing of Cruise missiles in Alberta was signed with the United
States.
Protest actions recently took place in Edmonton, Toronto and
Montreal, and on Saturday, Vancouver will have a chance to voice
its opinion.
A group calling itself Youth Against the Cruise has organized a:
gathering for 12 noon at Robson Square. Organizer Gene Long emphasized it will not simply be a mass rally and media event, but a participatory one.
"There will be street theatre, local musicians, graffitti, and 'surprise guests'," he said.
Saturday has been dubbed Cruise Disagreement Day, said Long,
and the focus will be on young people.
"We want to bring out young people, who have a need but no
forum to express themselves on the nuclear issue and who should be
taking an initiative on the Cruise missile debate," Long said.
If it rains' Saturday, there will be a signing of an Umbrella
Weapons Testing Disagreement.
V. Page 2
THE    UBYSSEY
Tuesday, February 15,1983
More attacks on accessibility
From page 1
students finish their education and
find employment.
Stopping grants is just one attack
on accessibility. Learey also said the
province may make academic standing a qualification for receiving
Use shoehorn
From page 1
130 people would have to retire in
the next two months. That seems a
little weird."
Kenny should have explained his
statements more clearly, said
Frank. "He said due to normal attrition they'd be able to cover cuts
without lowering the quality of
education."
Arts dean Robert Will refused to
comment on the cuts. He said he
did not think students should know
where the cuts will be made before
the plan is approved by the board of
governors.
"No, no, no," he said. "Why
would I tell you? Every year we do
things differently. The whole thing
is very complex. We just have to
shoehorn ourselves in.
"There may be a little pain," he
said. "But it's not necessarily a
crisis situation."
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loans.
"McGeer has wanted to do this
for a year. There were rumors that
this would happen.
"Student aid may depend on how
professors mark."
Learey said the ministry in proposing academic qualifications is ignoring that various systems of
marking and different standards
throughout the province will promote discrimination against low income students. The wealthy can
always attend, he said.
The federal government's expected loan program changes drew
mixed reaction from CFS national
lobbiests. In Ottawa, Diane Flaherty, CFS executive officer, said a rejected CFS proposal to institute a
$250 million bursary program was a
bitter but not surprising disappointment.
What students are expected to get
when the governor-general reads
the Throne speech in March is loan
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Henrik Ibsen's Classic
HEDDA GABLER
Directed by
BERYL BAYLIS
(MFA Thesis Production)
FEBRUARY 22-26
8:00 p.m.
Preview February 21
{2 for 1)
Tickets: $5.00
Students & Snrs.: $3.00
Box Office: Room 207,
Frederic Wood Theatre
DOROTHY SOMERSET
STUDIO
University of British
Columbia
eligibility for part-time students and
debt cancelation for graduates who
can't repay loans in addition to increased loan levels.
The federal loan money is dependent on provincial governments increasing or maintaining their funding levels, Flaherty said.
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and HOUSE DIRECTOR.
Any student registered in the Faculty of Graduate
Studies are eligible.
Nominations close on Tuesday, February 22/83. Elections are scheduled at the Graduate Student Centre for
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extravaganza with Jefl Hyslop, Trooper, Jane
Mortitee. Shari Ulrich. Almeta Speaks, Paul
Horn, Ruth Nichol, Rene and Natalie Simard.
Al Simmons, Valri Bromfield and child
prodigies extraordinaire. Corey and
Katja Cerovsek.
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THE    UBYSSEY
Page 3
ID AND UNEMPLOYMEN
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Small town jobless
take it all in stride
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By BOB COX
Canadian University Press
One of the innumerable
sociological studies on the difference between big city dwellers
and small town inhabitants once
revealed that people actually walk
more slowly in small towns.
Urbanites were clocked at three
times the speed of their country
cousins as they went about their
pedestrian pursuits.
The significance of this is for you
to decide, but when looking for a
way to describe how the recession is
affecting a small town in Western
Ontario, the study comes to mind.
Small towns take things in stride.
Goderich, Ont. is hurting in the
recession of the eighties, but
because life moves more slowly in
this burgh of 8,000 on the shores of
Lake Huron, its effects are less
perceptible even if deeply felt.
Around the poker table on
Christmas Eve sits a typical group
of peers, those who have chosen to
stay in the area of their birth.
Sucking on beers and other mind
pollutants are four employed people and three recipients of government assistance, better known as
pogey.
The four employed command
wages of five to six dollars an hour
as they put their high school educations to work in occupations ranging from mechanic to truck stop
waitress. They're the lucky ones.
Across the table, so drunk that he
doesn't realize he has won every
hand for the last hour, sits Brian.
His search for a permanent
labourer's job has taken him
through machine shops, to scrap
yards to iron foundries. After each
stint — if he's lucky — he becomes
eligible for UIC.
Then it's another stretch under
his father's roof — five years in the
labour force and he has never had a
permanent job.
At the other end of the table,
watching their money a little more
closely since they have yet to get
their first pogey cheque this winter,
sit two brothers. They're back from
Boisvin.
They view the university student,
the outsider, as the lucky s.o.b., the
eternal student who has never had
to suffer the seemingly endless cycle
of work and pogey, yet.
As the local radio station plays
A Blue Christmas for the fifth
time in as many hours, one young
lady slurs, "Why the hell do they
keep telling us to be blue? All I ever
hear about at work is 'no bonus this
year' or 'not many presents this
year.' Dammit, why can't people be
happy?"
The question remains
unanswered.
Pierre Trudeau is fond of blaming Canada's recession on the rest
of the world, tacitly admittng to the
branch plant nature of our
economy. The prime minister's
name is a mild curse in Goderich,
associated with inaction, aloofness
and insensitivity.
Last October, his boy in finance,
Marc Lalonde, announced a billion-
dollar plan to get Canadians back
to work. About $100 million of that
amount came from Canada's
foreign aid budget. The union
leaders who talked about shifting
unemployment through such a
scheme were talking about places
like Goderich.
They make graders in Goderich
which get sold to places like Turkey
and Nigeria. If the federal govern-
Student   aid:   a   question   of   hanging   on.
ment cuts its foreign aid, these
countries buy fewer graders from
Canada, or none at all.
The grader factory in Goderich
announced hiring its thousandth
employee about four years ago, and
fired him three weeks later. Since
then, the stream of lay-offs has
been slow but steady.
Now   fewer   than   100   people
No answer for child care
ST. JOHN'S (CUP) — Twenty-
two year old Ann is in her second
year at Newfoundland's Memorial
University.
Tuition fees, book, daycare and
babysitting costs are too much for
her budget. So Ann applied for a
student loan. And Ann ran into
what she considers to be an
unrealistic regulation.
"Single parents aren't considered
single parents unless they live away
from home," said Ann. "They're
just classified as single students."
"But you can't afford to move
away from your home unless you
get your student loan, but you
don't qualify for a student loan
(which includes benefits for single
parents) unless you move away
from home."
Catch-22.
Ann said that even including
benefits for single parents, student
Workers not classless
Preliminary figures for 1982 from Statistics Canada show Canadian
university enrolment is up 2 per cent from 1981, while community college
enrolment is up 8.5 per cent.
Overall enrolment at UBC in both day and evening courses is up 2.5 per
cent.
Medicine had the greatest increase in enrolment at 8 per cent.
Most of the increased enrolment can be attributed to a 6.7 per cent increase in the science faculty and a 6.1 per cent increase in the arts faculty.
Engineering also had a large increase in enrolment, 7.5 per cent.
Large decreases in enrolment occurred in home economics (11 per cent)
and education (8.8 per cent).
Enrolment is post graduate programs is up 6.1 per cent), while
undergraduate programs were up considerably less at 1.9 per cent. Dale
MacCrostie, of the UBC institutional analysis and planning department attributes the increased enrolment to the depressed economy. Unemployed
people often return to school she says.
Don McGillivray, a Southam News financial columnist, said at a Canadian University Press December conference that unemployment leads to increased enrolment. "People don't have a long shelf life. Whatever skills
they have deteriorate in storage. If someone has been unemployed for four
years, they'll find it harder and harder to work," he said.
The government may be using the universities as a "kind of dumping
ground for the unemployed," keeping young people off the unemployment
rolls, he added.
UBC registrar Ken Young said the larger community college enrolment
increase was because colleges have more career-related programs.
aid only covers necessities.
The Newfoundland student aid
department says a single parent
"must maintain a home for herself
and her child." If she is classified as
a single student, she can apply for
the usual benefits but not for
childcare expenses.
"I don't drink or smoke. I'm only trying to survive on what I
have," Ann said.
All Ann gets from the
university's student affairs division
is sympathy.
"Single parents are always in dire
straits. I don't think they have ever
been given enough money to live
on," said a student affairs representative.
The regulation doesn't apply to
married students, who are considered independent whether they
have their own home or not, which
is a clear double standard said student society president Ed Buckingham.
Student aid is run by the provincial government. This year the
university wasn't consulted when
changes were made to aid regulations which affected single-parents.
In Canada's most economically
depressed province, all Ann can
look forward to is despair. But she
hasn't given up yet.
Ann plans to fight the unfair and
discriminatory ^regulations which
affect single-parents.
"I can't be the only one in this
situation. I'm not leaving it at this.
"Somebody has to do something. If
I have to, I'll go straight to premier
Peckford."
punch in at Champion Graders.
Production has shifted to the
warmer climes and lower overhead
of the U.S. The Canadian government isn't giving away as many
graders as it used to.
The town's new shopping mall,
which once threatened to suck the
centre of commerce to the outskirts
of the town, now languishes half-
used, a tribute to a generation of
planners who thought Goderich
would grow.
A few years ago, the provincial
government tested municipal areas
for structural soundness. The
Goderich arena was condemned
and had to be replaced. A winter
went by without an arena before
reconstruction.
The next year, the province tested
municipal grandstands for structural soundness. The Goderich
grandstand was condemned and
had to be replaced. A summer passed with no harness racing.
Aid falls short
of program
demands
BY STEPHEN WISENTHAL
While 383 students got work
study program employment this
year, many more could have used
the jobs.
"I would guess that at least 100
more students wanted to work and
would have qualified. Maybe the
number is much higher than that, I
don't know," awards office director Byron Hender said Monday.
But Hender doesn't expect funding for the program to decrease
next year. "I can't see a substantial
cut in the program and I hope (funding for the program) won't be
cut," he said.
Hender said he expects applications to be up 30 per cent next year.
"We'll be doing really well if we
hold our own."
In light of similar or decreased
funding and considerably increased
demand for the work study program, academic standards for
eligibility may have to be imposed,
he said. "I understand that they are
looking at that option for next
year."
Because of differing grades in
faculties, "if there is an academic
requirement we're going to have to
work out application (of the standard) in different areas," Hender
said.
But academic standing as a basis
for work study is unfair, said
former student board member Dave
Dale Thursday.
Poorer students from out of town
who are living on their own and
dealing with other problems need
the money more, Dale said.
The pressures of changing to
university life, and their need for
money may keep their grades down,
he added.
Dale and Alma Mater Society
vice president Cliff Stewart proposed additional university work study
funding before the board of governors when a $7 million surplus was
discovered last spring. "Stewart
and I wanted students to share the
money," said Dale.
"The Board was very impressed
with (work study) and went for it,"
he said.
"This year, Byron Hender
recommended that the (work study)
program should be continued and I
think there was a sentiment that it
should be," Dale said.
Placements down
Recent years have not been good
for student summer employment.
In 1982, almost 10 per cent of
students looking for summer jobs
didn't find one. It will be worse this
year.
And Canada Employment Centres will provide little relief for job-
seeking students.
Last year total number of CEC
placements dropped 20 per cent,
UBC CEC temporary manager Pat
Hagerman said Monday. She added
the number of companies recruiting
on campus is down 65 per cent from
last year so far.
In an effort to help B.C. students
find jobs, 46 CEC's will be set up
across the province, said the UBC
CEC.
The federal government will also
provide about $150 million to fund
the   Summer   Canada   employ
ment program, Hagerman said.
The Summer Canada projects are
specifically designed to employ
students, and one of every five applications receives funding, the
CEC said. Each project must be
sponsored by an organization acceptable to the federal government.
The B.C. government has not yet
announced funding for summer student employment.
The poor employment situation
will create even further problems
for students planning to return to
school in September. A recent UBC
student counselling and resources
centre survey concluded, "Distributions of 1982 student savings from
summer employment indicate that
very few students save sufficient
summer earnings to finance their
education." Page 4
THE    UBYSSEY
J2, Tuesday, February 15,1983
Blossoming
It's an early spring. Last week the crocuses near the Buchanan building
buret through the soil and are now on the verge of full blossom.
It's an early spring for what promises to be a long summer for students.
The employment situation looks grim. If the economy improves, the first
to be hired back will be those layed off last year — not students. Federal
employment programs will amount to welfare, not enough to go to school
with.
The financially devastated provincial government (except for B.C. Place
and Whistler resort) hasn't given any indication they'll create jobs for
students.
Many students will spend most of the summer dreaming on the beaches.
Dreaming about whether they'll have enough money to go back to school.
Right now it looks like the province will not increase funds for aid.
The choice for students as they dream away the summer will be deciding
whether it is worth piling up a huge debt in loans for an education that
through continual cutbacks is declining in value.
The federal government will probably increase money. But once again,
the choice—debt or not attending.
In fact the only good news about student's economic plight is that most
of the really adverse programs have yet to be proclaimed by government.
Students should take direct and decisive action to influence McGeer and
Vander Zalm to drop the shortsighted and discriminatory plan to stop
grants and tie aid to marks.
The feds should be lobbied for student jobs.
What students need now more than ever is for protest, like the crocuses,
to blossom and grow before government leaches all nutrients out of the
garden of education.
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Letters
Dear departed explains parasitic misconception
I was going to reply to Paul
Yaskowich's AMS democracy questioned Feb. 11 letter in the Ubyssey
with a simple piss off and die letter,
but I am mellowing in my old age so
I'll answer the letter seriously.
There is a disturbing misconception on the campus that the AMS is
some separate evil parasite entity
hovering above doing everything it
can to devour students. It is obvious
that you share this opinion in your
fourth year here as I did in my first
when I still thought the Ubyssey
was gospel.
However, the AMS is no more
and no less than all the students on
campus. It is a collection of over
25,000 people, all of whom are active members, vote and can be
elected to the student's council,
which is the board of the students'
AMS society. It is the students who
run their society, not vice versa.
So when AMS screws up it's
1/25,000th your fault and believe
me, despite working 40 hours a
week for our AMS trying to prevent
mistakes, it still makes a quite a'
few. Our AMS, our student body, is
so huge it can't help but blow it
once in a while. I hope you can live
with your share of the guilt.
When the students for an accessible education held their forum, that
was really part of the AMS there.
The rally that followed consisted of
1000 or l/25th of the AMS. Since
the AMS council is elected by the
students, if they make a bad decision it is not only their fault, but the
student's fault for electing them.
As for being a resume padder,
surely there are easier titles than
AMS President or Vice President to
get around here, whose jobs don't
involve a lot of work and don't
automatically mean getting constantly crapped on by fellow
students. Titles such as arts president, which Yascowich was a year
ago. (My aplogies to Eva Busza
who actually worked at being arts
president this year.)
If you think back to over a year
ago I seem to remember during an
election campaign that I made it
quite clear that confrontationalist
politics was near the end of my list
of ways to play politics (but still on
the list). I also seem to remember
being elected.
We've got a pretty damn good
AMS around here, all 25,000 of us
— even Yascowich. I feel the purpose of its elected council is to support all the different AMS activities
and all its different opinions. That's
why I defend CITR's type of music,
the NDP, Social Credit and Gay
UBC clubs all having offices in SUB
(despite the hassles my fraternity
gives me about it), the Trots
pushing their 'truth' and about a
dozen clubs each with a different
religious faith or denomination.
Personally I may not believe or
agree with any of these AMS activities but I do support our entire
AMS with all its activities, political
or otherwise.
So Paul, get fired up. Get your
correct version of students elected,
and organize those 'unpeaceable
non-negotiations' with the govern
ment. When you see something you
don't like don't just write letters
about it, try to change it. That's
what your AMS is all about and you
are a part of if.
Dave Frank
departed AMS president
Sexist tradition rationalized
A long time ago, in a country far
away, a woman accepted a
challenge. She accepted the
challenge because she wanted to
release the town of Coventry from
its servitude. The challenge from
her husband, Leofric, was to
"Mount your horse naked and ride
through the market place of the
town, from one side right to the
other, while the people are congregated, and when you return you
shall claim what you desire."
Lady Godiva rode through the
town, without loss of honor,
without loss of virtue, without
shame and succeeded in freeing
Coventry from its burdensome
taxes.
The challenge itself is a most
unusual one for any time or period,
except maybe for ancient Rome. An
egotistic woman would have refused   the   challenge   and   Coventry
would still have its servitude to bear
and there would have been no ride.
But Lady Godiva did ride and the
townpeople of Coventry have expressed their gratitude ever since.
Due to the British influence during the early years of the university,
Lady Godiva and her horse rode into the engineering faculty one day,
where they have a remained since.
This is evident by the UBC
engineer's crest and the annual
enactment of the ride. So, what was
just an English folk tradition has
also    become    a    time-honoured
engineering one.
To call the Lady Godiva tradition
sexism, is to take away what the fair
woman did for Coventry. But, that
is probably not the intent of people
calling the enactment sexist. What
they are more likely to be against is
the group of people who are doing
the enactment. This crusade against
these people is no better than those
who advocate homophobia.
Jim Davies
science 1
Bomb the bums now!
In tune with God's intentions
While reading last Friday's Ubyssey we became intrigued with an article entitled Church Acceptance
Slow, As Gays Find God. What interested us were
several statements to the effect of "homosexuality is
not a sin", "the Bible does not explicitly forbid
homosexuality", and "God blesses certain people with
a homosexual orientation".
These apparently bible endorsed statements surpos-
ed us, so we decided to find out what exactly the bible
says on these subjects. The answer we found paints a
much different picture than the article describes.
In the Old Testament book of Leviticus God says:
"You (men) shall not lie with a male as with a woman;
it is an abomination." And: "If a man lies with a male
as with a woman, both of them have committed an
abomination; they shall be put to death, their blood is
upon them."
God is clearly saying that homosexuality is an enormous sin — an abomination, and he is explicitly forbidding its practice.
In the New Testament God further reveals his
disgust with homosexuality. Paul's letter to the
Romans states: "For this reason God gave them up to
dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged
natural relations for unnatural, and men likewise gave
up natural relations with women and were consumed
with passion for one another, men committing
shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error."
God doesn't approve of homosexuality any more
than he approves of any other sin. In fact all sin is intolerable to a holy God. to imply otherwise is
misleading at best.
Jesus reminds us in the gospel of Mark that "From
the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and
female'. For this reason a man shall leave his father
and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two of
them shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two
but one flesh. What therefore God has joined
together, let not man put asunder."
The natural plan God intended for us has always
been the male-female relationship. The truth of the
matter is that God has blessed us with marriage, not
"homosexual orientations".
The subject of Christianity may indeed be discussed
a lot by the gays, as one person is the articles stated.
But the problem is just that — it is only discussed, not
practiced.
Christianity is not a crutch by which we legitimatize
our own sins. It is not a set of dead rules. It is coming
into a loving relationship with the living God. God's
free gift to us is eternal life — given to those who truly
repent and turn from their sins to God through faith in
Jesus Christ.
Dan Snyder
mech 4
Lynn Snyder
commerce 3
I encourage all UBC students to
attend the Alma Mater Society annual general meeting Wednesday at
12 p.m. in SUB 206.
The AMS apparently doesn't
want to let students know this
meeting is even happening, with
their non-existent advertising. They
are content to sit back and ram the
required business through with their
few friends around.
UBC students should take direct
action and put a stop to this annual
carnage.   Everyone  is  entitled  to
so I say, show up and vote
what   you   are   unhappy
vote —
against
about.
$50,000 profit from the Pit! vote
against the audit! Not satisfied with
AMS bureaucracy! Vote against the
general manager's report! Not
satisifed with James Hollis! Vote
against anything he wants!
The time for direct action against
the AMS has come. Tomorrow, 12
p.m., SUB 206.
Karl Marcks
unclassified
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THE UBYSSEY
February 15, 1983
The Ubyssey is published Tuesday and Friday through
the university year by the Alma Mater Society of the
University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the
staff and are not necessarily those of the AMS or the
university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in SUB 241k, with
the advertising office in SUB 266. Editorial department
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The lights were dimmed, the curtain was raised, and the players entered the stage. The
premiere performance of The Ubyssev Spontaneous Music ensemble was about to begin.
But alas, something was amiss. Shaffin Shariff directed the haggard bunch of hacks yelling
out stage directions, while Chris Wong and Peter Berlin reminded him this was music, not the
aesthetic celluloid. Patti Flather, Doug Schmidt, and Nils Zimmerman remained oblivious to
the commotion and grabbed their programmable synthesizers. Brian Jones rose from the
dead, the only true musician in the lot. Mark Attisha, Victor Wong and Harry Hertsheg asked
whether Brian was ever in a group called the Stones (or was it the pebbles?! Stephen Wisenthal, Cary Rodin, and Sarah Cox looked somehow out of place behind the Ethiopian timbales
and cowbells. Alison Hoens, Arnold Hedstrom, and Anna Mouat looked even sillier blowing
the daylights out of slide trombones. Bill Tieleman demanded to know what the confusion
was all about and quietly took his place in the tuba section, unaware that Craig Brooks, Paul
Weetman, and Naomi Scott had beat him to it. Lisa Morry, Monte Stewart, and Jennifer Far-
ni whistled. Moral Dogma denounced the whole affair as sacriligious and the whole fiasco
died a silent death.  . Tuesday, February 15,1983
THE    UBYSSEY
Page 5
Cruelest blow low
By BRIAN BYRNES
Early Saturday morning I went
for a run down by Jericho beach. It
was a feeble attempt to try and
forget those usual February blues.
My girlfriend had run off with a
hockey player from Nanaimo, my
professors told me I'd better consider teaching rather than practicing, and my financial situation was
exemplified by the postal employee
who lent me the extra four cents to
perspectives
buy a stamp to appeal my student
loan. Unfortunately the only thing I
successfully forgot on my run was
proper breathing.
I'm sure someone once said that
February was the cruelest month. It
may have been Joe Clark now that I
think of it. I believe it's quite
significant that it's the hardest
month to spell. February is when
you know that there are only a couple of months left till spring but the
knowledge makes it so much harder
to wait.
February is when you realize
you'd better apply for summer
employment or you'll be applying
for unemployment insurance compensation. It's daily trips to the student employment office, searching,
for someone willing to pay twelve
Letters
Forget?
Everytime I have picked up a
Ubyssey in the past few weeks, I
have seen an article or letter in
reference to the Psi Upsilon pledges
and their pledge night.
I can't help but find it amusing at
how unrighteous and disgusted people have become. I am not denying
that it wasn't a disgusting act nor
would I have enjoyed seeing it, but I
do not believe that the involved
pledges sat down and plotted to
create an act of sexism and racism.
As stated, they were very intoxicated and I am sure that there is
something in everyone's past that
they would rather forget as they had
no intention of doing it.
I am not insensitive towards the
views of the women on campus, as
being one myself. I would have
found it a vulgar display, but as
enough has been said about it, why
don't we just let it die a quiet death.
Come on ladies, your good intentions could be directed towards real
racism and sexism, not towards the
immature actions of a few members
of this campus or fraternity.
Shannon Scott
science 2
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February is also when you realize
that if you fail English 100 again
you might start believing it's your
second language. This is the month
to search frantically for the number
of that reliable essay service.
February is also I.C.B.C. time
and it's fortunate in my case that I
need to bicycle to get into shape for
spring anyhow. And of course
February means income tax, when
we all contribute generously to the
feds. It's filing time for those lucky
individuals expecting a refund. For
me, it's a good time to change my
address.
February is also when First
Choice finally comes on the air but
you can't even afford the telephone
bill so forget the cable. And
February is Valentines, with cute
little hearts and cuddly bunnies. (I
wonder if an exploding valentine
sent to Nanaimo could be blamed
on Direct Action?)
But there is one good thing about
February. This is the worst it can
get (things always improve when
you rediscover prayer).
So here is myudvice for surviving
the cruelest month. Take heart,
take another hug, take another
beer, and keep on running. 'Cause
spring is only a short jog away.
Brian Byrnes contributes to The
Ubyssey as a staff member from
time to time, but has not shown up
recently except to submit this
Perspectives piece. Perspectives is a
column open to the university
community. Regular Ubyssey staffers get to rant in the Freestyle column.
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Tuesday, February 15,1983
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Where Valentine's Day lasts all week long.
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University of B.C. Tuesday, February 15,1983
THE    UBYSSEY
Page 7
AMS screws up on new art gallery
By PAUL WEETMAN
"We over-estimated. Pure and
simple. We screwed up," Alma
Mater Society president Dave
Frank said Monday.
Frank was commenting on the
$20,000 difference between the
price actually paid for the new SUB
art gallery and council's original
projection when the idea was proposed last summer.
Council members had estimated
the cost of a new gallery to be approximately $25,000. The actual
cost has now been estimated at approximately $45,000, AMS general
manager Charles Redden said Monday.
"We guessed between ten to forty percent too low, depending on
how you want to estimate," Frank
said. "We were working on the ab
solute minimum it would cost. We
could have hired an architect to give
us a better estimate, but that would
have cost us about $2,000."
The estimates on the revenue
from the drinking lounge created
from the old gallery were
under-estimated, so the lounge will
pay for both itself and the new
gallery in five years, Frank added.
The old SUB art gallery was converted to a lounge last summer to
take advantage of potential revenue
that could be generated from campus conference delegates. Because
of the lounge's success, student
council decided in June to make the
change permanent.
The news of the cost over-run has
brought some criticism upon council, especially as the decision to
create a new gallery was made during the summer months.
It's a small world
By CRAIG BROOKS
The solution to the world's
economic problems is to make
everything smaller, an academic
from Canada's smallest province
said Saturday.
"Society should broaden the factors it takes into consideration
when it makes economic
decisions," Peter Meincke told 250
people in IRC 2.
"The circle of solutions should
be widened. We need to look for
new fundamental solutions," said
Meincke, president of the University of Prince Edward Island.
"We should restore the balance
on the small end of the spectrum,"
Meincke said. "It can do as much
to get us out of our current
economic difficulty as anything
else."
Multi-national corporations
create problems with the theory, he
said. Multi-nationals can relocate to
where environmental controls and
wages are more favorable to their
interests. "That is the key problem
I have with multi-nationals," he
said.
One solution is to take a "closed
system" approach to natural
resource and waste use, he said.
"Waste is a resource in the wrong
place. We must think more in terms
of system closure."
Meincke said a West German law
that made factories pipe discharge
upstream from intake point was a
true example of "feedback".
Smaller scale decision making is
more efficient, said Meincke, citing
a United States department of
agriculture study which showed
one-person fully-mechanised farms
are more efficient than large farms.
But the answer to the technology
question is not through government, but through private research
and development programs, he
said.
Faculty talk on and on
After almost a year of negotiations, the UBC faculty association
and the university are less than one
per cent apart in their 1982-83 contract negotiations.
Compensation Stabilization
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"Nothing can be reported,"
faculty association president
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"It would be much better if a settlement was reached before March 31
(when the UBC fiscal year ends)."
Faculty association executive officer Andrew Brockett said they
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disagreed with the change, partly
because of the showing time we lost
in the changeover, and I went to
council to oppose it, along with a
few others, but we had difficulty
getting support."
Student senator Lisa Hebert
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decision on the fate of the gallery
until the new school year, but it was
defeated.
"Some people thought we were
railroading the plan, but really we
decided to make the change then so
that the new gallery could be finish
ed before the start of the new
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was not finished in time for the start
of the school year because one of
the contractors went broke, Frank
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The new gallery includes a new
air-conditioning system to protect
the more than $400,000 of AMS
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Tuesday, R
Tamahnous' Garage
sells more than junk
By BRIAN JONES
Junk is everywhere. On tables.
Under tables. Stacked against walls.
The interior of the garage is brimming over in stark contrast to the
tidy and rather empty surroundings
of a typical suburban
neighborhood. The house is a shiny!
pink, and the grass is freshly cut
right down to the little stone wall
that borders the sidewalk. It could
be any neighborhood, in any city.
Garage Sale
By Tamahnous Theatre
At the Vancouver East Cultural
Centre until March 5
But the serenity does not last
long. Five minutes into Act I of
Garage Sale, the quiet Saturday
morning in mid-June becomes a
flurry of activity. Shouts, stomps
and curses emanate from offstage,
somewhere in the bowels of this
suburban household.
The sudden change is a disquieting shock to Bill Boyce (played
brilliantly by Morris Panych), a
young, somewhat disoriented man
who has happened upon the scene
after yet another sleepless night of
wandering about in what he is certain is his old neighborhood. His
mental instability is quickly made
apparent, as is his state of general
confusion.
At first, Bill's gruff yet lovable
mannerisms make him appear out
of place as he tries amiably to strike
a conversation with Phil Grady
(Raimund Stamm), a frenzied man
trying to  get  his  wife and two.
teenage children ready for the day's
garage sale.
As quickly as the audience gets to
know and love the paranoid and insecure Bill, they just as quickly
become aware of the Grady
family's own insecurities. As the
other characters develop, one sees
that they are in their own ways just
as hungup and "crazy" as poor Bill
thinks he is.
But it takes longer to develop an
affection for the Grady family.
One's initial tendency is to write
them off as yet another loony
middle-class suburban family enduring typical problems that plague
such families from Peoria to Surrey. This early conception of the
Grady family allows for much of
the humor in Garage Sale, as
Bill and the Gradys mingle.
Phil Grady has precipitated his
family's crisis — he has quit "the
company" and wants to strike out
anew by moving to the desert.
"Wouldn't that be thrilling," he
tells his daughter Pam (Kim
Forkin), "living off the sand?"
As Bill and Phil talk and get to
know each other, even to the point
of confiding very personal feelings,
it becomes apparent how similar
they really are, despite their differing situations. Bill is alone and lost
— quite literally, and at times quite
hysterically. Phil may be comfortable in suburbia with his wife, two
kids, company job and (by the
looks of the garage) two cars, but
he still has many of Bill's doubts
and problems.
Unlike Bill, however, the Gradys
survive their tribulations relatively
intact. Husband and wife come to
an understanding. Girl teenager
decides not to marry her boyfriend
after all. Boy teenager sees the error
of his stupid ways and goes with the
rest of the family to apologize for
vandalizing their neighbor's garage
door. This happiness-in-the end
tone of the second act slows the
pace from the incredibly funny first
act, and the second half of the play
sometimes gets bogged down in
soppy moralizing and soul-
searching, most of which is out of
step with the rest of the play and the
characters that have been so well
developed.
But overall David King's play is
an enjoyable, not-so-subtle put-
down of the alienation inherent in
suburban life. It also re-evaluates
just who the "crazies" are in
modern consumer society. Bill
Boyce may be different, but he has
a canny insight and ingrained
kindliness about him. The Gradys
are also likeable, but it is all too obvious that their environment is
destroying them.
In the last scene, Edna Grady
(Sue Astley) puts a blanket over Bill
as he dozes off on a cot, and tells
him they will be right back. "I'll be
right here," he replies. And he will.
Bill the person will leave the
Gradys, but Bill the insecure,
alienated, lonely soul will stay
behind under the surface of the
Grady's existence — until the next
garage sale.
Fassbinder's Voss doesn't
measure up to standards
By BILL TIELEMAN
When the faded German movie
star Veronika Voss sings Memories
Are Made of This, in English,
towards the end of a thoroughly
surreal film, it's clear the demented
hand of Rainer Werner Fassbinder
is tying up a multitude of loose ends
as only he could.
Veronika Voss
Directed   by    Rainer   Werner
Fassbinder
Opening Friday at the Fine Arts
Veronika Voss is many things: a
morality play with a Christ-like central figure (the film was titled The
Passion of Veronika Voss in Germany), an analogy dealing with the
corruption that Fassbinder believed
marked the post-war rise, of German capitalism, the final chapter in
a trilogy which included the director's two most commercially successful films (The Marriage of
Maria Braun and Lola), a thriller
which pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock's films (Fassbinder, like the
master shows up for a cameo appearance), a slashing attack on
Hollywood's "dream factories,"
where memories are made, and a
German version of the 1950 classic
Sunset Boulevard.
Needless to say the confusing
symbolism here is not on the level
of an E.T., nor is it entirely successful. The 105 minute black and
white film pushes too hard and
never matches the quality of Maria
Braun or Lola. But Fassbinder's efforts here are still admirable, as his
failures are far more fascinating
than the pap American dream factories still mass produce.
Set in Munich in 1955, the film's
focus is Veronika Voss, a German
star during the war years who has
disappeared  from the screen but
still feels herself too famous to be
comfortable in public. A chance
meeting brings her in contact with
Robert Krohn, a rather dull and
bored sportswriter who becomes
obsessed with the legendary
woman.
Voss literally steals Krohn away
in front of his live-in lover for a
night in her deserted mansion. The
nights ends when she experiences
withdrawal pains caused by her
morphine addiction. Krohn returns
her to a mysterious woman's
medical clinic and is told to leave
her alone.
Like any good hero in a Hitchcock film, Krohn finds it's too
late for that, so he enlists the help
of his lover, Henriette, who puts up
with his obsession with bitter but
touching amusement to find out exactly what is going on in Dr. Katz'
clinic. And, still following the
master's style, Kroh's investigation
leads to Henriette'« murder and
Voss' suicide at the hands of the
cunning villian.
The film's surreal quality comes
through in many ways: the soft
focus camera work, the extensive
use of shadows that also marked
Lola, the American country music
which incongruously plays constantly in the shocking white clinic
(hearing Johnny Horton's Battle of
New Orleans as Voss writhes in.
agony  is  typical  of  Fassbinder's
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with Astley and Forkin
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FASSBINDER, ZECH
filming Voss
By ANNA MOUAT
Les Ballet Trockadero gave a one
night performance at the Queen
Elizabeth theatre Feb. 7th. It was
an entertaining evening of satire,
spoof and slapstick.
The "Trocks," who comprise a
dance company from New York,
are master artists of burlesque
ballet. Bottom's solo in A Midsummer Night's Dream — the first to be
choreographed for a man on pointe
— and Maurice Bejart's adage
duets for men seem commonplace
beside this all male, satirical dance
company.
Each dancer embraces in his
repetoire the traditional males roles
together with impressive impersonations of the female dancer.
They counter the myth that male
dancers, being narrow of hip and
short on hamstring, cannot achieve
a ballerina's flexibility. Tamara
Boumdiyeva (or was it Ludmilla
Beaulemova?) hit a number of admirable split penches.
The company performed three
familiar works, Les Sylphides, Spring Waters and the Dying Swan.
Zamarina Zamarkova gave a
memorable inerpretation of "the
terminal fowl." A graceful composure and fluid arm flutters mingled with truly unballetic, convulsive
spasms and jerks as the swan sank
to her demise.
Two new works received their
premiere, I Wanted to Dance with
You at the Cafe of Experience, the
only modern work on the programme, and Pharaoh's Daughter.
I Wanted to Dance with You was
set to a 1920's German song in a
Tango tempo, reminiscent of the
Marlene Detrich movie era.
Ludmilla Beaulemova, rejected
by one of Those Who Didn't Want
to Dance, did a hilarious sequence
of modern dance rolls interspersing
each with an ungainly extension of
her legs in second position.
Pharaoh's Daughter, a work
which began in the British Museum,
1923, and moved to Thebes, 3023
BC, completed the program.
Tamara Boudiyeva, that Stalingrad
Spitfire, was exhultant as Princess
Aspica with nifty arabesques, sharp
fouettes and a dazzling smile.
What seems to work best for this
'company is its commentary on the
traditional conventions and cliches
of ballet where seriousness is the
joke. The exaggerated hook of the
pointed foot on the end of a perfect
arabesque penche, the unlikely lift
of the ballerina, her torso half falling down the back of her stalwart
partner — all this was good dance
humour.
But all too often the dancer's
movements became camp, excessively cute, or just technically
poor. A dancer performing badly is
only funny if he or she also dances
at a capable technical level. It often
seemed that the dancers were only
striving for the technical level
necessary to get a laugh. There is little humour in poor quality.
Altogether, Les Ballet
Trockadero presented an entertaining evening, but it could have been
an excellent one if the company had
explored its dance styles with a little
more wit and polish. iruary 15,1983
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Chilly Scenes offers
heels over head time
By SHAFFIN SHARIFF
These are post Woodstock
children, the men and women of
Joan Micklin Silver's Chilly Scenes
of Winter. In a world that no longer
gives them a sense of ordained purpose and order, the progeny have
come to rely on each other. As with
the characters of post Hiroshima
and Auschwitz literature, they place
a tremendous burden on personal
relationships — they expect affairs
to be all-encompassing. And when
things don't quite work out, they
try to hang to one another anyway.
But the Chilly Scenes of Winter
offer few avenues of escape.
Chilly Scenes of Winter
Starring John Heard and
Mary Beth Hurt
Directed by Joan Micklin Silver
Opening Friday at the Ridge
The insightful and excellent Chilly Scenes of Winter is the revised
version of Silver's 1979 film, Head
Over Heels. The story is essentially
the same, although some of Mary
Beth Hurt's scenes seem to have
been cut and the film has a new
ending.
Charles (John Heard) is a single
civil servant who falls in love with
Laura (Mary Beth Hurt), a file clerk
in another office. She agrees to go
out with him — and the two end up
at her apartment the same night,
although nothing happens. Noticing her sparsley decorated suite, he
says, "I thought this might be your
minimalist period."
Freeman
By CHRIS WONG
Music can have an awesome effect on the human mind. A listener
is either lulled into the surreal state
of semi-consciousness known as
boredom, or is capitvated and overcome by soothing melodies and
rhythms.
The latter condition sounds exciting and idealistic — to think that
in today's commercial, sterilized
music, there are actually musicians
playing with soul and sensitivity.
And to think that people can actually be moved and affected by
music. Absurd, absolutely
ludicrous.
In his performance at the Commodore ballroom Feb. 3, Chico
Freeman and his quintet proved the
cynics wrong.
Freeman combined the elements
worthy of an expert musician: intelligence and competence coupled
with sensitivity and wit. The result
was without a doubt the best jazz
concert to be heard in Vancouver in
months.
Observing one's physical reactions is usually the prime test to
measure how successful particular
music is as a medium of communication. Freeman's brand of
music had a mesmerizing effect. His
original tune E.S. was a prime example.
On this tune he played a rarely
heard instrument, the bass flute. He
was equally competent on the
soprano and tenor saxophones, and
on a conventional flute.
On stage Freeman took the
chameleon's role. He could be subtle and lyrical. But at the other ex-
tremen, he was thrashing and honking his way to a wild frenzy.
His diverse style results from his
varied musical background. From
his father Von, who is also an accomplished horn player, he acquired the essentials and roots of
jazz.   With   the   Chicago   based
It is, for the last thing Laura is
ready for is a long lasting commitment. She moves in with him, but
holds back. While he wants to
marry her, she resists. When Laura
finally goes back to her husband —
"Ox," as Charles like to call him —
he cannot handle it.
Charles and Laura's relationship
is told in flashbacks, with Charles
as the narrative's focus. The breakup and its aftermath are to be expected. After all, this is an age in
which relationships cannot last, as
Annie Hall (1977) testified. And in
its message, Chilly Scenes of Winter
offers more than a passing nod to
Woody Allen's film.
Charles, who is the film's leading
character, speaks to the camera.
But the film isn't from his point of
view; there is no subjective camera.
Rather, our interest in and identification with Charles springs from
Silver's bittersweet sympathy for
him.
Silver understands that in an impersonal world that plunges its inhabitants headlong into each other
and then tears them apart, the only
recourse for Charles and Laura is a
personal one — although Laura
doesn't realize it.
Charles has found his own way to
deal with the world — his wit and
language which he shares with his
friend Sam (Peter Riegert) and
Laura, and us. Heard's frequently
ascerbic delivery prefigures his alter
ego as John Cutter in Ivan Passer's
Cutter's Way (1981). Talking about
his mother, who keeps attempting
suicide by taking laxatives and
dousing herself with water in her
bathtub, he says, "She just decided
to go nuts because it's easier that
way."
It is not that Charles himself is
going mad, but the possibility lurks
in the background if Laura doesn't
come back to him. And there is
more than good reason to anticipate
his breakdown — a history of
madness and suicides exists in
Charles' family.
Heard's performance is a bravura
act; he has continual gleam in his
eye, and it seems to hide a cynical,
slightly arrogant, and totally
knowledgeable persona. Heard may
be one of the few actors who can get
away with the kind of performance
he gives. You don't feel for a second that there is any emptiness
behind his playful stare. When he is
about to call Laura after a year's
separation, he pauses for a splitsec-
ond, looks up, and offers a small
smile: "Don't worry," he addresses
the audience, "I'm not going to beg
her."
Charles' self-reflective nature
seems to be built in — it's a defense
mechanism. He hits upon a central
paradox about Laura — "Why
would you want to live with someone who loves you less than someone who loves you more?" he
asks her — but she has no answer.
The film doesn't make any
judgements against Laura. Chilly
Scenes of Winter is too smart a
movie to make you react against
any of the characters. They all have
commercial bonds
Association for the Advancement
of Creative Musicians, Freeman acquired a sense of provocative
musical directions.
What made his concert so lively
and appealing was diversity. The
band fulfilled its tasks: members
complimented him, were prominent
when called upon to solo.
Trumpeter Wallace Roney was a
pleasant surprise as he supplied
some inventive sounds alongisde
Freeman. Physically, Roney is frail
and anything but overbearing. But
his music, by contrast, is bright and
lively. Roney used an echo device
which made his sound even more
dramatic.
Pianist    Kenny   Barron    was
especially outstanding. Many audience members were probably attracted to the concert by Barron
and bassist Cecil McBee's names
alone. McBee, however, could not
play the concert and was replaced
by Chuck Metcalfe.
Metcalfe's performance was the
concert's only negative part.
Though he is obviously a competent
musician, he simply did not know
Freeman's complicated and confusing music. At times his rhythm was
embarassingly unconnected with
the other musicians.
Freeman remained oblivious to
the few mistakes as did the rest of
the sparse audience. He merely continued his challenging and thought
provoking musical explorations.
; EGGS &-I J
HURT, HEARD . . . and heartbreaking
their strengths and weaknesses, and
they're all different.
Like the character of Charles, the
film itself is self-reflective. Micklin
may be somewhat of a minimalist
stylist herself; she doesn't play up
any of the usual symbols that could
have been exploited in the film's
wintry setting. Although the film's
new ending — more definitive than
before — still doesn't work, the rest
of the movie does. Head Over Heels
was one of 1979's few pleasures.
Chilly Scenes of Winter, its revised
version, is something close to a
discovery.
SANFORD, HUNT .
discuss death deals
Feydeau French farce
frolics furiously with fleas
FREEMAN
at Commodore
By LISA MORRY
Oozing innuendo, dripping desire
and exuding humor, Georges
Feydeau's A Flea in Her Ear is the
excellent play currently bouncing
across the stage at Studio 58. The
play takes place in the plush '50s atmosphere of a Chandebise home in
Paris and at the Hotel Coq d'Or,
well known for its "discrete"
reputation.
A Flea in Her Ear
By Georges Feydeau
Directed by Barbara Russell
At Studio 58, Langara Campus,
until February 26.
Though the characters are extremely stereotypical—they include
an oversexed maid pinching any
convenient bottom in sight, her husband, a proper English butler who
butler how believes he has painful
ovaries, a seemingly innocent
nephew with a barely decipherable
speech impediment, an easy going
promiscuous doctor, a violent, fiery
jealous husband, and many other
types — there is such a riotous mixture that the effect is outrageous
and convincing.
Action starts as Madame
Raymonde Chandebise, who
suspects her husband of infidelity,
schemes with a friend to trap him in
a compromising position. Madame
Chandebise cannot bear the
thought of her husband's possible
unfaithfulness.   It  interferes  with
her own plans for an affair which
she cannot possible carry on with
her husband's agent, Romain
Tournel, while He is "involved"
elsewhere. An interesting twist of
the old double standard.
The pace of the play heightens in
the Act II — the hotel turns out to
be a popular place indeed. The
nephew, Camille Chandebise, and
Dr. Finache both frequent this
reputable establishment, which
happens to be stock full of its own
loony assortment.
The plot becomes increasingly
more convoluted and twisted back
at the Chandebise establishment
where Lucienne's husband
discovers the letter in his wife's
handwriting and runs off to the
hotel with murderous glare in his
eyes.
Eventually all the characters clutter up the hotel and race about
avoiding or chasing each other. The
big surprise and greatest confusion,
results from a case of lookalikes
and mistaken identity.
The Studio 58 production kept
the audience gigling uncontrolably
when the third act moved back to
the Chandebise home, and nearly
all is sorted out.
A Flea in Her Ear is definitely
worth seing. The acting without exception is superb and the music,
lighting,   costumes   and   setting
i perfectly compliment the action.
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Tuesday, February 15,1983
Language dominates play
By SUSAN SKILTON
The lack of stage directions in
Harold Pinter's play Betrayal forces
great responsibility upon the director and actors. Pinter's concern for
the power of language can be
enhanced or obscured, depending
on the ingenuity and understanding
of a particular production.
The play has no real plot, no
Betrayal
By Harold Pinter
Directed by Micki Maunseli
At the Arts Club on Seymour
Until Feb. 19
beginning or end. It progresses, for
the most part, backward in time to
offer glimpses of the lives of Jerry,
Robert, and Emma. Robert and
Emma are husband and wife, Emma and Jerry are lovers, and Robert
and Jerry are good friends as well as
colleagues in the publishing
business.
The friendship between the two
men is as strong and problematic as
the relationship each has with Emma. As Robert sarcastically states
Frances recounts tragedy
By MARK ATTISHA
Oh, how the gods do fall!
The film Frances is an honest-to-
god tragedy that traces the life of
Frances Farmer, a former
Hollywood starlet. It is an extremely powerful film that boasts brilliant
performances by Jessica Lange as
the irrepressible Frances and Kim
Stanley as her tyrannical mother,
Lillian. Unfortunately, the film
lacks continuity, and its tone is far
too oppressive.
Frances
Starring Jessica Lange
Directed by Graeme Clifford
Playing at the Varsity
Frances begins her career in Seattle by winning an essay contest in
which she denies God. Her mother
seizes the opportunity to grab some
publicity for herself by decrying her
daughter an atheist. Frances later
wins a trip to Russia and her mother
dramatically protests her daughter's
trip before photographers. Frances
becomes unwittingly identified with
communists.
After an unsuccessful attempt to
break into New York theatre, she
heads for Hollywood where she
becomes an instant yet resentful
success. She refuses to be turned into a sex symbol and pawn of movie
politics. While posing for publicity
shots, she asks, "But what has this
got to do with acting?"
Frances continues to get into
trouble in Hollywood and becomes
the darling of the scandal sheets and
gossip columns. Her trip to New
York to star in Golden Boy, a play
by lover Clifford Odets proves
frustrating. Odets merely uses her
for publicity.
Back in Hollywood, Frances
assaults a make-up woman and is
sent to prison. Her mother rescues
her — only to relinquish Frances to
a mental institution when the ac-
Loose ends untied
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brilliant lunacy) and the bizarre
secondary characters.
Gunther Kaufman once again
plays a black American GI, who is
Dr. Katz' drug dealing partner, in a
rather overt comment on
degenerate U.S. domination over
Germany in the post-war period.
An elderly Jewish couple, survivors
of the Treblinka concentration
camp, are overwhelmingly sweet
but say the Germans can never be
forgiven, not after what they've
done. Kroh's lover Henriette watches silently as Voss kisses her and
tells her she intends to take Robert
home and sleep with him.
Despite an ambitious screenplay
working at several different levels
and some fine acting — including
Krohn's quintessentially stereotyped "stupid" German, as played
by Hilmar Thate, and Cornelia
Froboess' painfully trapped
Henriette — the film's loose ends
need more than an old song to come
together.
Veronika Voss as a character is
never allowed to develop or show
why she has become such a pathetic
creature. Kroh's obsession with her
is unbelievable and remains starkly
symbolic of Germany's fatal obsession with Hitler, and its fatalistic
acceptance of American domination in the following years.
"My work is not cynical; it is
realistic," Fassbinder said before
his drug-speeded death at 36 last
year. "Pessimistic. Life is
pessimistic in the end because we
die,   and   pessimistic   in   between
because of the corruption in our!
daily lives."
Veronika Voss is far from
realistic in any traditional sense but
its pessimism is truly sprawling. Only the murdered Henriette emerges
with any sense of decency. Germany, whether it is represented by
the stupidity of Krohn, the
morphine-addicted Voss, whose
drug lust seems a commentary on
German attitude of consumerism-
at-any-cost, or the corruption of
Dr. Katz, collaborating with
American capital, is a thoroughly
odious place in Fassbinder's eyes.
Fassbinder fans can still wait the
future debut of two more of the
director's films in Vancouver. The
Stationmaster's Wife, a 1977 film
for German television, has recently
opened in Toronto. His last work,
Querelle, starring Brad Davis and
Jeanne Moreau, has not yet been
released.
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tress announces that she will never
return to Hollywood.
What follows is a series of
tedious anticlimaxes in which
Frances escapes from the institution, is captured and returned,
freed and returned again. Her will is
eventually broken. Gang raped by
local soldiers, drugged beyond
reason and denied essential rights,
Frances undergoes a lobotomy performed by a visiting neurologist
who inserts an ice-pick in one of her
eyes and scrambles her right front
lobe.
Years later she appears on the TV
show This Is Your Life but she in
no longer the fiery Frances Farmer
of earlier years.
Director Graeme Clifford should
have compromised chronological
order for a more measured plot.
The action is often sporadic. If Clifford was audacious enough to invent a fictional journalist lover
(Sam Shepard) to narrate the film,
he might have streamlined the
storyline to enhance continuity.
Frances' tragic flaw, if it can be
called that, was her inability to properly assess her situation. This was
largely due to her upbringing by
mother Lillian. Was Frances really
mad? Probably. Her madness was
due to the period's ambivalence,
her unwillingness to fulfill a
Hollywood ideal and her inability
to compromise.
CORRECTION
In a recent issue of this newspaper Beverley
Luetchford was listed as winner of the second
Ford Mustang in the TransCanada Telephone
System's Hello Again Sweepstakes.
The winner's name should read Renzo Purchio
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after learning of Jerry's affair with
Emma, "I've always liked Jerry. To
be honest, I've always liked him
rather more than I've liked you.
Maybe I should have had an affair
with him myself."
All three characters play with
power and possession. Their tentative attitude towards life is
reflected in their flat, nonsensical
dialogue. Apt at talking in circles,
all three avoid direct confrontations.
In the Arts Club theatre production of Betrayal, directed by Micki
Maunseli, a bold attempt to remain
true to the play's substance and at
the same time enhance this with
visual metaphors is undermined by
inefficient acting and perhaps
overzealous interpretation of the
script.
True to the title, the play's
language betrays the characters,
and the actors must be able to feel
confident and comfortable while
playing parts which require little
depth. The three actors in this production have not responded to
this challenge.
The fine line between expressing
and hiding the characters' emotions
is not as clear as it should be.
But the scene changes help the
audience follow and understand the
play. Maunseli incorporates slide
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nounce the set to the audience. The
use of large letters and abbreviations (LVNG. ROOM), for example
atop photographs of exteriors of
buildings serves to accentuate the
play's reductive nature.
Such treatment by the director
helps focus attention on the basic
nature of the play. But this is unfortunately thwarted by the confused
messages sent by the actors. We
wonder if they are nervous actors or
nervous actors portraying nervous
characters.
Maunseli takes a bold step in
departing from the script by introducing apples as a prop into
almost every scene. And the themes
of possession and power come
across well. When one character has
control, he or she also has control
of the territory. These themes are
less clear when the apples are introduced (for eating, throwing,
stuffing into the mouth or another).
Although this prop adequately
helps to express power, it contradicts Pinter's refusal to symbolize. This symbol is repeated so
often that the audience can't help
but wonder what Adam and Eve
have to do with it all, and begin
perhaps to draw conclusions based
on the ideas of a director as opposed to a playwright. In this production, Pinter's simplicity is hard to
find.
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PETERBOROUGH (CUP)—In
January David Melvill had to make
one of the toughest decisions of his
life.
Would he go into the South
African army, as he was being instructed, or leave the country to
continue his university education
and risk never returning to the land
he grew up in?
The dilemma had plagued this
white South African for several
years. At 17 the vast majority of his
friends went into the army as they
left high school. He chose the uncommon route of going to university first and postponing his mandatory service in the army. Now the
dilemma had caught up to him.
"My friends said look what
South Africa has given you; an
education, a home. Now it's time to
repay. My answer was my education was based on the colour of my
skin, and I felt I owed nothing to
the country because of what they've
installed in me through that experience."
These questions never arose in his
friends' minds, David says. "For
people who've been brought up in
the same way as me it's so easy to be
completely and utterly unaware. If I
was talking like this to a white
South African their mouth would
be dropping open."
Why did David Melvill find a
dilemma where his friends found
none? He pinpoints one event as being crucial. "My uncle was a
member of the Christian Institute,
and he and other outspoken Christian leaders were banned along with
the organization in 1977." His uncle had spoken openly against
South Africa's apartheid policies
and it made civil life for him very
difficult;   eventually   he   left   the
country. police state system. It opened my
"Nobody in white South Africa eyes," said Melvill.
normally goes through that harass- His friends who went voluntarily
ment and is fully exposed to the into the army — and David says the
vast majority from a "fairly liberal
English school" chose to serve —
spent two years doing basic training. Now they can be called up for
three months service in any year,
for an indefinite period of time.
"So my friends now are going to.
university and they have to spend
three months each summer on the
Namibian-Angolan border," where
South Africa wages a war to keep
its mineral rich neo-colony,
Namibia, firmly under its control.
David's brother volunteered to
go into the police force because it
involved easier training than the army. His service now involves five-
month long postings around the
country.
Last December, as David was
mulling over whether to obey the
army's order to report for service in
January, his brother was posted to
a police station in a very "upper-
class" suburb on the northern edge
of Johannesburg. "The station had
a whole lot of people detained as
'terrorists,' " David says.
"Students who we knew, black
trade unionists, members of Ox-
fam.
His brother's job was to check on
these prisoners. He reported to
David all the black people had been
tortured and the white students
were mentally broken. "That tore
my brother apart, and it put the
cherry on the top as to my
decision," says David.
In January he left South Africa
and went to Britain to stay with his
uncle and investigate the
possibilities for further study.
Even as he left, David was not
sure if he had made the right decision. His family was tied down and
did not have the option of leaving
with him.
He says of his parents, "They
fight the South African government
in their own small way. They're certainly anti the system, but they've
got to live with it because it's their
future, so they can only fight within
the system."
Ultimately David didn't feel he
could do very much to change white
attitudes from within the system.
"They'd have no room for
somebody like me. As far as they
are concerned they are completely
in the right — the threat isn't the
blacks, it's the communists. The
ideology is that it's a war against
communism. For you to point out,
isn't there more to black resistance
than that, isn't it a liberation struggle — they have no concept of
that."
After going to Britain and then
coming to Canada to study at Trent
University this year, David is convinced he did the right thing.
"You don't realize how indoctrinated you are from within the
system. I talk about my dilemma
when I was in South Africa, now
I'm 100 per cent sure I made the
right decision. You realize how
limited the scope of South African -
politics is. It's the most freewheeling experience to see things from
the outside.
"I'm a South African. Period.
But there's no way I could live
within the system as it stands today.
"The potential for South Africa
in the future is unbelievable, it's
just waiting to be used. I'd love to
»be a part of that future. But until
there's at least some move towards
liberation for the black people, I
don't think I could live in the
system.
"Ultimately, I'm waiting to go
back. But I'm prepared to wait."
Film fails to realize full political implications
By BRIAN JONES
Indonesia, 1965. Jakarta. Guy
Hamilton, an Australian journalist,
is on his first assignment as a
foreign correspondent. He is eager
to succeed, and naively thinks he
perceives and understands what is
happening around him.
The man is an alien in this land.
He passes in wonder through a
shantytown slum. He and the people there look differently, speak differently, live differently. Yet he is
supposed to send news to the world
of this strange land.
The Year of Living Dangerously
Directed by Peter Weir
Opening Friday at Denman Place
The fast pace of Hamilton's new
job leaves him confused and
frustrated. His editor calls his first
story "travelogue." Unlike the
other Western correspondents,
Hamilton has no contacts, and is
helplessly lost until he befriends Billy Kwan, a photographer short on
physical stature but brimming with
wisdom.
Alone among the many journalists, Billy Kwan understands Indonesia and its people. He
associates with but privately disdains the foreign journalists who
only want to file their stories and
don't really care what is in them.
Billy, as he is called by everyone,
thinks Guy Hamilton is different,
and decides to help him. He attempts to make him understand the
social situation in the country, and
the poverty of the people. He tries
to make him care.
The walls of Billy's apartment axe
covered with his photographs,
mostly of people and faces. When
Hamilton compliments him on
them, Billy replies "I don't care
about the photographs. I care about
their content."
This theme underlies The Year of
Living Dangerously. What is more
important — the story or its subject? The film is a stinging indictment of the Western commercial
press, which sees only what it wants
to see and quotes only who it wants
to quote, usually "official
sources."
Hamilton comes close to Billy's
ideal, but never really grasps it. He
is still too ingrained to go after the
big story, the big events which he
fails to realize bring pain, suffering
and death to thousands of people.
But he and and the other journalists
don't see the people and events as
being real. They are words on a
page. Headlines.
Hamilton gets the big stories he
wants. It is only after his friend Billy dies in defence of the people and
resistance against president Sukarno that he begins to understand.
But here, at the end, the film lapses.
Instead of staying in Indonesia to
write caring, truthful stories,
Hamilton chooses to leave for
Europe with his lover, an attache at
the British embassy. It is as if Billy's
wisdom and concern have brushed
past unheeded. Hamilton leaves Indonesia to its turmoil.
Director Weir's method is
unclear and somewhat disappointing. He seems to be saying that
journalists should be sympathetic to
oppressed people, rather than coldly "factual." Yet when Guy
Hamilton becomes sympathetic, he
leaves. Why? Is he powerless to do
or write anything about the situation? Is he powerless against the
commercial media juggernaut? Or
has his love simply overridden his
concern?
The Year of Living Dangerously
is still a very good film. It's theme is
pertinent and current. Mel Gibson
gives a good performance as Guy
Hamilton, and Linda Hunt (playing
a man) is outstanding as Billy
Kwan. The film could have been
great, but is marred (as are so many
films) by a useless, needless and
totally   painful   (to   the   viewer)
romance.
It seems almost no film can be
made these days without a beautiful
woman falling in love with a handsome white boy. The romance
trivializes both the journalists' lack
of ethics and the Indonesian
peoples' suffering.
The film could have also been
better if it included some
background. It contains some particularly spectacular scenes of
demonstrations, but fails to
elaborate on the cause of the people's dissesion. The viewer knows
something is wrong, but is never ex
actly sure what it is. The film's impact would be far greater with more
information about Sukarno, the
communist opposition, the alleged
attempted coup, the American involvement and the subsequent
slaughter of 500,000 people. Very
little of this comes through in the
film.
Quasi-radical demonstration escape
hatch for minority's endless night
By BRENT LEDGER
It's standard knowledge in a liberal
society that gays are an oppressed
minority. But people — even gay
people — tend to forget the extent
and the reality of that oppression.
Track II, which played during Gay
and Lesbian week Feb. 3, will remind you.
The film documents both the
growth of Toronto's politicized gay
community and the police force's attempt to crush that community.
It begins by illustrating the Toronto
police force's tendency to perceive
the gay community as a criminal element. The police call part of the
downtown strip populated by gay
hustlers Track II and this term serves
as the film's title. Community leader
George Hislop reveals to the police
Track II and the gay community are
the same.
This belief led to the infamous
bathhouse raids of Feb. 5,1981. On
that date, after six months of planning, and at a cost of a quarter of a
million dollars, the police raided four
gay bathhouses. Two hundred and
eighty-six men were arrested and
charged with being found in a common bawdy house, while $35,000
worth of property was destroyed.
The crown has spent over $3 million
on legal fees but to date almost none
of the men arrested have been convicted.
Various people politely suggested
the operation's scale and tactics were
inappropriate, given the trivial
nature of the alleged offense. Toronto gays felt the attack was outright
harrassment, and the following night
they took to the streets. Three thousand angry gays and lesbians marched to Queen's Park, and nearly tore
down the legislature's door.
They demanded a public inquiry.
The police commissioners, having
decided in advance to deny the request — responded with a collective
sneer.
Their faces formed an image of
power at its ugliest. Images like this
give the film its value and offset its all
too obvious defects.
Technically, the film is hardly
revolutionary. A lot of intercut interviews, a couple of ineptly staged re-
enactments, a bit of documentary
footage — nothing to stimulate the
audience much.
But even worse, for many people
— assiduous readers of the gay
press, or even perhaps regular
Globe and Mail readers — much of
the information in the film will be
old.
What the film does provide,
however, is an emotional foundation
for one's intellectual convictions. In
other words, it produces an emotional, gut reaction.
It's one thing to know 3,000 gays
and lesbians marched on Queen's
Park. It's another to see it and to
begin to experience it viscerally. The
mixture of anger, ebullience and joy
on the marhers' faces is not easily
captured in words.
Other equally potent images appear in the film. George Hislop's
presentation of his supportive lover;
Ron Shearer, after his concession of
defeat in the 1980 municipal elec- >
tion; ex-mayor John Sewell's surprise expression at the gratitude of
Toronto gays for his support; and
Margaret Atwood's pointed naivete
and her fierce statement that no one
"who lives in a society that calls itself
democratic should have to suffer in- '^
situtionalized contempt."
These images are Track II's true
legacy. They expose the invalidity of
the film's sombre theme song,
"There's no escape from this endless
night." Carole Pope sings it with ~-».
conviction, but by the end of the
film, one knows that it isn't true.       . Page 12
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Disabled prove talent in sportsfest
It's a rare occurance these days to see people really giving of themselves.
Saturday, at the Thunderbird Sports complex, 35 disabled youths were
paired up with able bodied athletes to participate in Sportsfest '83. The
event was organized and presented by students of Rehabilitation Medicine.
The aim of Sportsfest was to provide an opportunity for the disabled to
participate in fun activities with able bodied athletes and to introduce or
reinforce to disabled youth their potential for involvement in sports.
The sports, including volleyball, basketball, broomball and tennis were
organized to facilitate the handicapped — presenting a different perspective on the sport for able bodied partners. The emphasis was on cooperation, m    ; <     *
In addition, several new Sports were demonstrated by members of B.C.
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Phoenix Jazzers: dixieland,  Feb.   15,  Hot
Jazz.
Roy Reynolds Quartet: dixieland, Feb. 19,
Hot Jazz.
Carae Sneddon: cool jazz, Feb. 23, Hot Jazz.
Trama: rock, to Feb. 19, Gators.
Kick-Axe: rock, Feb. 21-26, Gators.
David Raven and The Escorts: rock, Feb.
15-19, Town Pump.
B-Sldes:   reggae-rock,   Feb.   23-26,   Town
Pump.
Flexhauser: rock, Feb. 16, Soft Rock Cafe.
Scissors: rock sock hop, Feb. 18, Soft Rock
Cafe.
John Fahey, folk, Feb. 20, Soft Rock Cafe.
Ferron: folk, Feb. 24, Soft Rock Cafe.
Masterpiece   Music:   Mozart,   Ravel  and
Brahms, Feb. 20, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Vancouver
East Cultural Centre, 254-9578.
Redrum/Nash Metropolitan: new music,
Feb. 21, John Barley's, 23 W. Cordova.
Joe Williams: jazz vocals, to Feb. 26, Plazazz
Lounge, 687-1818.
John Prine/Steve Goodman: cynical folk,
Feb. 16, Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Iggy Pop/D.O.A.: suicide music, Feb. 16-17,
Commodore Ballroom, VTC/CBO.
Nicolette   Larson:   west   coast   laid   back
sounds,   Feb.   22,   Commodore   Ballroom,
VTC/CBO.
Baroque Music for Viola da gamba: your
usual, Feb. 23, noon, recital hall.
UBC Chamber Strings: your usual again,
Feb. 24, noon, recital hall.
Romantic Comedy: stars Jackson Davies of
Talking Dirty fame. Arts Club Granville Island,
687-1644. Mon.-Fri. 8:30 p.m.; Sat. 6:30 and
9:30 p.m.; Weds. 5:30 p.m.
Betrayal: Harold Pinter's love triangle. Arts
Club   Seymour,   687-1644.   Mon.-Fri.   8:30
p.m.; Sat. 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.; Thurs. 5:30
p.m.
The Tempest: star Canadian mega-famous
personality Gordon Pinsent. Queen Elizabeth
Playhouse, 687-1818. Mon.-Sat. 8 p.m.. Sat.
2:30 p.m.
The Boys In The Band: "Genesis Players
make it a pleasure to join the Boys In The
Band,"  says  Shaffin.  Waterfront Theatre,
929-2476. 8:30 p.m.
Garage Sale: a suburban comedy by David
King.   Vancouver   East   Cultural   Centre,
254-9578. Mon.-Sat. 8:30 p.m.
Rocky Horror Picture Show: Vancouver
Musical Theatre presents two performances
of this cult classic Feb. 18 at 8:30 and 11:30
p.m. Tickets CBO/VTC, phone 687-4444 for
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732-61191 Feb. 16: The Organizer, 8 p.m.
Feb. 18: Point Blank. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Feb. 19-20: The Rite, no time listed: The
Empty Space and The Beggar's Opera,
9:15 p.m. Feb. 23: China Is Near. 8 p.m.
Feb. 24-25: Madchen in Uniform. 7:30
p.m.: Olivia, 9:30 p.m.
Ridge Theatre (16th and Arbutus, 738-6311)
Kenneth Anger: The Magick Lantern Cycle. 7:30 p.m.: Stan Brakhage: A
Retrospective. 9:45 p.m. Feb. 16-17: Distant Thunder. 7:30 p.m.: Two Daughters,
9:30 p.m. Feb. 19: The Land Is Our Culture:
Wlndwalker. 2 p.m. Feb. 18-24: Chilly
Scenes of Winter. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Savoy Cinema (7th and Main, 872-21241
Feb. 15: Sorcerer, 7:30 p.m.: Don't Look
Now. 9:45 p.m. Feb. 16-17: The Howling,
7:30 p.m.: The Thing, 9:30 p.m. Feb. 21-22:
Union City, 7:30 p.m.: Eraserhead, 9:15
p.m. Feb. 23-24: Christianne F.. 7:30 p.m.:
Ticket To Heaven, 9:40 p.m.
Vancouver East Cinema (7th and Commercial. 253-6456) Feb. 15: Kramer vs.
Kramer, 7:30 p.m.: Ordinary People. 9:30
p.m. Feb. 16-17: A Street Car Named
Desire, 7:30 p.m.: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof,
9:50 p.m. Feb. 18-20: Women In Love, 7:30
p.m.: Last Tango in Paris. 9:50 p.m. Feb.
21-22: Key Largo, 7:30 p.m.: To Have and
Have Not. 9:25 p.m. Feb. 23-24: Dr.
Strangelove. or How I Learned to Stop
Worrying and Love the Bomb, 7:30 p.m.:
Lolita, 9:15 p.m.
Tuesday, February 15,1983
St. Helen's Art Club Exhibition: landscapes, seascapes, and other exciting topics,
Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88th Avenue,
596-7461.
David Watmough: literary reading, Feb. 16,
7:30 p.m.. West Point Grey Library, 4480 W..
10th.
Louis Falco Dance Company: featuring two
exciting   works:   "Black   and   Blue"   and
"Escargot".   Feb.   25-26,   8   p.m..   Queen
Elizabeth Theatre. VTC/CBO.
TODAY
PRE-MED SOCIETY
Dr. Petar Grantham, department of family practice, speaks on family medicine, noon, IRC 1.
AMS ART GALLERY COMMITTEE
Open general meeting to discuss policies and
goals for the new art gallery, 11:30 a.m., SUB
260.
SPEAKEASY
Recruiting drive for our typing file, 9:30
a.m.-7:30 p.m., Speakeaay, SUB concourse.
WORLD UNIVERSITY SERVICES
OF CANADA
General meeting, noon, Buch. A204.
DEBATINO SOCIETY
General meeting to decide which four debaters
go to McGoun Cup in Edmonton, March 5,
noon, SUB 215.
BAHA'I CLUB
General meeting, everyone welcome to open
discussion on the Baha'i faith, 1-2:30 p.m., SUB
207.
INSTITUTE OF ASIAN RESEARCH
Film, Four Families, noon, Asian centre
auditorium.
NEWMAN CLUB
Tuesday's terrific taster: Soup lunch, noon, St.
Mark's lunchroom.
EDUCATORS FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT
Edith Adamson, peace tax fund, noon. Computer Science 200.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS
General meeting, 11:30-noon, Lutheran Campus
centre conference room.
ENVIRONMENTAL INTEREST GROUP
Recycling committee, noon, SUB 213.
CUSO - UBC
Making money — investigating economics and
labour: the multinational and J. Doe, 7:30 p.m..
International House upper lounge. Part of
development education series exploring international development issues.
COOPERATIVE CHRISTIAN CAMPUS
MINISTRY
Eucharist with aquatic symbolism, George Hermanson presiding, 12 noon, (12 p.m.) Lutheran
Campus centre.
ZOOLOGY CLUB
General meeting, t-shirt sales, noon. Bio. Sci.
5458.
STUDENT LIBERALS
General meeting for those interested in working
at, or attending, or have ideas for, the reform
seminar, noon, SUB 206.
PRACTICAL WRITING SEMINAR
William Young, chief forester B.C. ministry of
forests on Report Writing, everyone welcome,
noon. Computer Science 201.
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WEDNESDAY
STUDENTS FOR PEACE AND MUTUAL
DISARMAMENT
Opposing War: The Peace Movement in the '60s
and '80s, noon, SUB 212. A talk by science for
peace president George Spiegelman.
ANARCHIST CLUB
Literature table, noon, SUB.
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
Rim:  South Africa  —  The White Laager, 8
p.m., International House Gate 4.
CUSO - UBC
Session: Health and Health care in Mozambique,
noon, IRC 4. Dr. George Puvey, CUSO physician
in Mozambique speaks.
COOPERATIVE CHRISTIAN CAMPUS
MINISTRY
Community dinner, followed by Ash Wednesday
service, 6 and 7:30 p.m. respectively, Lutheran
Campus ministry.
SKYDIVING CLUB
Meeting on learning how to skydive, noon, SUB
216G.
GAYS AND LESBIANS OF UBC
Weekly gallery gathering,  4:30 p.m.,   Gallery
lounge.
UBC NDP
Information table, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., SUB
concourse.
STUDENTS AGAINST IMPERIALIST
WAR PREPARATIONS
Charles Boytan, speaking on Dangers of War and
War Preparations, noon, Buch. A203. Boylan is
spokesperson for People's Front.
POLITICAL SCIENCE STUDENTS
ASSOCIATION
Grad   class   and   executive   meeting,   noon,
Buchanan penthouse.
SPEAKEASY/STUDENT HEALTH
SERVICES
Immunization info and update — eapecially for
travel, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Speakeaay, SUB
concourse. Also on Friday.
CAMPUS PRO-LIFE
Bag luck lunch and discussion groups, noon,
SUB 206.
ANTI-CUTBACKS TEAM (ACT)
The  first  meeting  of  students to  deal with
deteriorating education funding, noon, SUB 213.
All concerned students welcomel
THURSDAY
MEN'S BASKETBALL
Vs.  Calgary Dinosaurs featuring Carl "Green
Light" Tillman, Canada's top scorer, 8:30 p.m.,
War Memorial gym.
SWIMMING AND DIVING TEAMS
Canada West championship all day.  Aquatic
centre.
THE UBYSSEY
All day staff meeting and pot-luck lunch, 10 a.m.
Onwards, SUB 241k. Bring your constitutions
and other info for revised structure proposal.
PRE-DENTAL SOCIETY
No lecture today, mid-term break.
BAHA'I CLUB
General meeting, everyone welcome to open
discussion on the Baha'i faith, 1-2:30 p.m., SUB
212A.
CITR BASKETBALL BROADCAST
Broadcasting Thunderbird basketball game vs.
Calgary Dinosaurs, 8:36 p.m., 102 FM.
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Classes cancelled, holiday.
ISMAIL! STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
Ski trip to Whistler, leaving Drake at 6 p.m. Continues to Friday.
GAYS AND LESBIANS OF UBC
Meeting to top all meetings, noon. Brock hall
304.
FRIDAY
BC PIRG
Pre-conference briefing for students interested in
the Action Now conference on urban transit,
11:30 a.m., SFU TC 313. Phone 291-4360 for
more info.
SWIMMING AND DIVING TEAMS
Canada West Championship, all day, aquatic
centre.
MEN'S ICE HOCKEY
Vs. second ranked Saskatchewan Huskies, 8
p.m., Thunderbird arena.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Vs. fifth ranked Calgary Dinosaurs, 8:X p.m..
War Memorial gym.
THE UBYSSEY
Holiday, today's paper nuked.
SATURDAY
BC PIRG
Action Now conference on transit service, local
control, and taxation. Open to UBC, SFU, UVic
students,   1-4  p.m.,   Indian  centre,   1607   E.
Hastings.
CITR RADIO BROADCAST
Play by play of T'bird hockey game vs. defending
conference champion Saskatchewan Huskies on
102 FM. 7:50 p.m., Thunderbird arena.
CHINESE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
CSA tennis tournament,  registration deadline
Wed., Feb. 16, 1:30p.m„ 6:30p.m., Armouries.
SWIMMING AND DIVING CLUBS
Canada   West   championship,   all   day,   UBC
aquatic centre.
MEN'S BASKETBALL
Vs.   Lethbridge  Pronghorns,  8:30  p.m.,   War
Memorial gym.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Vs. Lethbridge Lady Pronghorns, 6:45 p.m.. War
Memorial gym.
MEN'S ICE HOCKEY
Vs. second ranked Saskatchewan Huskies, 8
p.m., Thunderbird arena.
SUNDAY
CYCUNG CLUB
Ride, non-members welcome, 9 a.m., meet bet-
wean SUB and aquatic centre.
UNDERWATER HOCKEY
Practice, TO p.m., aquatic centre.
Game vs. SFU, 5 p.m., SFU pool. Meet at 4
p.m., at UBC aquatic centre.
TUESDAY, FEB. 22
FAMILY HOUSING FILM SERIES
The Osmonds The Great Brain, 6:30 p.m, SUB
auditorium. $1.50.
BAHA'I CLUB
General meeting, everyone welcome to open
discussion on the Baha'i faith, 1-2:30 p.m., SUB
207.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23
EDUCATORS FOR NUCLEAR
DISARMAMENT
Informal meeting with Russian academics on
mutual peace issues, 1:30 p.m., Lutheran Campus centre.
SPEC
Farmland panel, 7 p.m., 2150 Maple St. Gary
Runka, landsense Vancouver, Raj Chouhan,
IFU, and Dr. C. Clarke, Agriculture commission
with Evelyn Feller moderating.
THURSDAY, FEB. 24
INSTITUTE OF ASIAN RESEARCH
Film: Sons of Haji Omar, noon, Asian centre
auditorium.
GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Sedimentotogy of the Lower Cretaceous Gates
and Moosebar Formations, NE B.C., noon, Geo.
Sci. 330A. S. Carmichael, UBC speaks.
EAST INDIAN STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
General meeting, noon, SUB 211.
ISMAILI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
Discussion by Arwaiz Nazerali on fundamen-
talsof Religion, noon, Buch. 216.
FIRST YEAR STUDENTS COMMITTEE
General meeting, noon, Buch. B224.
PRE-DENTAL SOCIETY
Lecture on Orthodontics by Dr. C. Lear, noon,
IRC 1.
There are very few purely ceremonial
events happening in February. Valentines day pays tribute to love; Heart
month pays attention to hearts. But
what is it that has no content, no purpose, no quorum, and no effect, and
that happens this month — in fact, this
very week?
The annual general meeting of
the Alma Mater Society, of course. This
formal event is fraught with meaning
and possibilities, and not much else.
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THE   UBYSSEY
Page 15
'Birds easy for hunting Vikings
By MONTE STEWART
Last Friday, 'Birds was a fitting title for the men's basketball
team: the University of Victoria
Vikings were the hunters and the
Thunderbirds were the prey.
The 1981-82 Canadian champions snuffed out the 'Birds 73-53
before   approximately   300   spectators at War Memorial gym.
At the outset of the contest, it
was hard to tell exactly which team
was the hunter and which was the
game. The 'Birds started off respectably, forcing the Vikes to shoot
very poorly from long range.
However, after Vikings' guard
Eli Pasquale entered the game,
there was no doubt whatsoever that
the 'Birds would get roasted. The
speedy guard for Victoria single
handedly controlled the tempo of
the game. Pasquale brought the ball
up the court with ease virtually
c
SPORTS
J
every time he handled it. He set
up, and participated in, a number
of excellent scoring plays from his
point guard position at the top of
the key.
The Thunderbirds could do
nothing to control the full-court
press which the Vikings employed
through most of the game. The
'Birds were very sloppy bringing the
ball up the court and the Vikes forced a number of errant passes and
turnovers.
After starting poorly, the former
national champs regained top form
and, subsequently, made the Birds
look bad.
The 'Birds did not really help
their own cause. Defensively, they
played reasonably well. However,
offensively, the 'Birds lost all their
"Thunder". They were not aggressive underneath the basket and
they chose to shoot from outside
when they had the opportunity to
head to the hoop. The 'Birds just
could not score.
Bruce Holmes, the 'Birds'
leading scorer in the regular season
with 87 points, scored eight points-
all of which came in the first half.
The 'Birds' second leading scorer,
Mark Marter, tallied just four
points. Jamie Boyle led the 'Birds
attack with a mere 10 points.
Kelly Dukeshire paced Victoria
with 16 points. Meanwhile, Gerld
Kazanowski just missed reaching
the 1000 career point plateau by
scoring 10 points to bring his total
to 999.
UBC coach Bob Molinski was
unavailable for comment after the
game.
The 'Birds regular season record
is now 1-5 with just four games remaining.
Despite the loss, the 'Birds still
have a chance to make the Canada
West play-offs. Four teams qualify
for post season play. The 'Birds'
record is now 1-5, just one half
game behind Lethbridge and
Saskatchewan who are tied for
fourth place.
UBC meets the University of
Calgary this Thursday at War
Memorial Gym at 8:30 p.m. CITR
(FM 101.9, cable 100) will broadcast the game live, beginning at
8:25.
The 'Birds close out their 1982-83
home schedule on Saturday at 8:30
p.m. against Lethbridge.
Playoff fades for
ice hockey 'Birds
n.J.d. photo
UBC THUNDERBIRD Lloyd Scrubb provides home fans with rare moment of excitement in Saturday's defeat
at hands of Victoria. It was painful moment for floored Viking. He was so comprehensively deeked that his
jockstrap parted company with the rest of his body. The offending protective underwear pinged up into
bleachers where both UBC fans fought for the valuable souvenir. "I like my guy to feel loose," said Victoria
coach. "But this is ridiculous."
Spikers smash all opposition
By PETER BERLIN
The UBC women's volleyball
team won all five of their games at
the Canada West tournament in
Victoria at the weekend. This was
the fourth of five tournaments and
it was the first time that UBC has
recorded a 100 per cent score. They
strengthened their second place
position and whittled down
Calgary's substantial lead.
"The highlight was when we beat
Surfs up for rugby
The UBC rugby team will be
spending their reading break in
California. They are travelling
down to play four games in the
West Coast University league, what
used to be called the World Championship in the days before Califor-
nians discovered the rest of the
world.
The first fixture is against the
University of California at Santa
Barbara on Saturday, then they
play the Tri-County allstars of Los
Angeles on Monday, Berkley on
Wednesday and wind up what is
bound to have been a successful
tour against Stanford at Palo Alto
on Saturday the 27th.
The rugby Birds have an incredibly boring unbeaten record so
far (won 17 tied 1). But as coach
Donn Spence points our "We'll
probably be outweighed 20 to JO
pounds per man because many
football players there play rugby in
the off season." We at the sports
desk hope that the Californians
remember that it is the off-season.
Calgary," said coach Sandy Silver.
"It was a real psychological boost
for us. The team played really
well."
After opening with a triumph
over the number one team UBC
went on to beat their two closest
rivals, Alberta 15-1, 15-12 and 15-9
and Victoria, also in three games,
15-12, 15-13 and 15-10.
Silver was particularly pleased
with the play of second year Alana
Kurz. "She had an outstanding
weekend, gave us really strong
defensive play and blocking in the
forecourt."
UBC also received "very steady
performances" from setters Kelly
Meechan and Erminia Russo, a
rookie, said Silver. "Tara Senft
gave a very strong performance."
The hosts Victoria finished second with a 4-1 record which leaves
them just one point behind UBC
going into the last tournament in
Calgary in two weeks time.
Although only the first two teams
will qualify for the playoffs Silver is
very confident that her team can
withstand the Victoria challenge.
"The way the team is playing its
doubtful that Victoria will catch
us," she said.
"The team is about where I'd
hoped we would be at this stage,"
said Silver, half of whose squad are
rookies. "I'm very optimistic for
the playoffs."
Silver said that she believed the
UBC team had a very good chance
of progressing beyond the Canada
West playoffs onto the national
finals.
The Canadian Interuniversity
Athletic Union rankings, published
on Monday, certainly bear out
Silver's belief that her team is improving. They have moved up from
fifth to fourth. One place behind
western rivals Calgary and one
place above Victoria.
By HARRY HERTSCHEG
Another home schedule comes to
a close for UBC's Thunderbirds
men's hockey this weekend as they
host the conference-leading Saskatchewan Huskies in a pair of league
games at the Thunderbird Arena.
The Thunderbirds mustered a
split with the defending Canada
West champion Huskies in past
weekend hockey action in Saskatoon. It's a respectable feat considering the Dave King coached
Saskatchewan team is ranked third
in the nation behind number one-
ranked Toronto Blues and number
two Moncton Blue Eagles, who beat
the Huskies in last year's national
final. King who also coached this
year's Team Junior Canada to a
bronze medal finish at the world
championships, has been approached to coach NHL's Minnesota
North Stars, and has been appointed to co-coach Canada's 1984
Olympic team.
'Birds   centre   Greg    Cockrill
( "Bird droppings)
CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
The UBC Thunderbird football team was the best in Canada last season.
Accordingly, they have some of the best collegiate players in the nation.
That fact will be proved later today when the Canadian Football League
announce their 1983 draft choices.
No less than five Thunderbirds are expected to be picked in the first
round. All Canada middle linebacker, Mike Emery, should be one of the
first players chosen.
Defensive end Jason Riley and offensive linemen Jerry Dobrovolny,
George Piva, and Peter VanDen Bos are also expected to go early.
The only negative aspect of being selected early is that the lowest teams in
the standings get first pick. The Montreal Concordes have first pick and it
appears that either Emery or Riley could get the nod to help a Montreal
defence which does not have a strong pass rush or a solid linebacking corps.
Therefore, it is not unreasonable to assume that a number of ex-
Thunderbirds could move from the collegiate champs to the CFL chumps
next season.
B.C. SPORTS AWARDS
UBC was honored twice Saturday night at Sport B.C.'s annual awards
dinner. Running back Glenn Steele of the Thunderbirds football team was
voted the outstanding university athlete and the Birds which went
undefeated against all Canadian opposition last season, won the B.C. team
of the year award.
The awards were decided by B.C. sports journalists in a vote conducted
by Sport BC.
Rick Hansen who won nine gold medals at the Pan American Wheelchair
Games in Halifax topped the voting in the disabled category. Seventy-one-
year-old blind runner Ivy Granstrom of Vancouver, who holds several
world age-class records, won the master athlete award.
scored two goals and assisted on the
game winner by left winger Grant
Harris at 1:35 of the third period as
UBC defeated Saskatchewan 3-2 on
Saturday.
Cockrill and Harris are tied with
left winger Jim Allison for the
team's leading regular season
goalgetter at 10 apiece. Cockrill is
the leading scorer with 21 points,
and also leads the overall team
point parade with 14 goals and 22
assists for 36 points. However,
Allison has the most goals with 16.
Allison's overall total of 25 points
gives the four year veteran a career
total of 51 goals, 75 points for 129
points — 13th on the all-time
Thunderbirds point club.
On Friday night, Cockrill and
centre Dave Brownlie scored in a
6-2 T-Birds loss to the Huskies.
In other Canada West weekend
hockey action, Calgary Dinosaurs
travelled to Edmonton to sweep the
slumping Alberta Golden Bears 9-2
Friday and 2-1 Saturday. Another
Dinosaurs sweep over the Golden
Bears next weekend in Calgary
would put them tied with the Bears
for second place and the final playoff spot with only two more games
to play. The losses dropped the
previously seventh ranked Alberta
down to tenth in the nation.
Although it's still mathematically
possibled for the 'Birds to finish in
a three-way tie for second place, the
play-off berth would probably go to
Calgary because they'd have the
better won-loss record in games
against both Alberta and UBC.
Following this coming weekend's
home finale with Saskatchewan,
UBC travels to Edmonton to close
out their season with Alberta.
This weekend, game times are 8
p.m. for both Friday and
Saturday's games at the Thunderbird Arena. CITR radio (FM 101.9
on air, 100.1 on cable) will close out
its most extensive live play-by-play
broadcast season ever with Saturday night's game. The game will
mark the fifteenth UBC varsity
sports broadcast of the season (8
football games, 3 basektball and 4
hockey games).
CANADA WEST STANDINGS
Team
W   L   F    A
P
Saskatchewan Huskies
13      7    «4    So
26
Alberta Golden Bears
11      9    87    80
22
Calgary Dinosaurs
9    11    72    87
18
UBC Thunderbirds
7    13    70 100
14 Page 16
THE    UBYSSEY
Tuesday, February 15,1983
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