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The Ubyssey Jan 6, 1981

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 Student ad co-
Canadian University Press, representing 64 Canadian colleges and
universities newspapers, has formed a new cooperative organization for
selling national advertising.
Delegates to CUP's 43rd annual conference applauded and sang as a motion was read Jan. 2 declaring the forming of the new organization as
beginning "a new era" in the history of student journalism in Canada.
The move followed a decision by CUP to sever all ties with Youthstream
Canada Ltd., the Toronto-based company which has sold advertising on
behalf of student newspapers for 10 years.
CUP president Mike Balagos was
optimistic about the future of the
new advertising organization. "The
market is there, so all we need is the
circulation. That problem should be
solved; the support among the
membership of CUP of the idea has
been fantastic."
The new advertising organization
will be called Canadian University
Press Media Services and will attempt to take over a market which
grossed Youthstream more than
one million dollars last year.
Bill Tieleman, western representative of the CUP members board,
which administers the contract with
Youthstream, said the switch to a
student-owned and operated
advetising organization will result in
benefits that far outweigh the risks.
"CUP Media Services will be run
democratically with input from student journalists from across
Canada," Tieleman said. "All
revenue realized will benefit
students rather than private interests.
"Besides having the students in
control, their newspapers will have
a consistent financial base. There
won't be the uncertainty of
negotiating with a commercial company that doesn't always agree with
student papers' interests."
Delegates to the CUP conference
which produced the concept,
meeting in Val Morin, P.Q., were
disappointed with the association
between CUP and Youthstream in
the recent past.
"It was a fundamental
philosophical difference," said
Nancy Campbell, president of the
Western Region, Canadian
Univerisity Press and who served on
a commission at the conference
which examined the contract
negotiations CUP carried out with
Youthstream in the past year.
"The company and the member
papers essentially disagreed on the
purposes, principles and goals of a
student newspaper advertising network," said Campbell.
"We saw national advertising as
a service to members of CUP and
the students they represented.
Youthstream saw it as a base for expansion on their own part into the
commercial advertising field."
Members of CUP were frustrated
by the breakdown of negotiations
with Youthstream on three different occasions on the last year,
she said.
See page 2: ADS
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Vol. LXIII, No. 36
Vancouver. B.C. Tuesday, January 6,1981
GRASPING PINCERS of antiquated killer robots futilely reach for new
victims in SUB ballroom Monday. Robots, cryptically named CBCTV, set
up beachhead for campus invasion of mindless sick humor and endless
drivel. Shortly after photo was taken Leonard Nimoy elbowed CBC lackeys
aside for short session of Vulcan mind touch, "Vic Vaseline," pointy-eared
— gord wlsbs photo
pop actor was heard to say. Nimoy's tactless profanity was attributed to
general malaise that spreads across campus upon arrival of tiresome
superstars, Dr. Bundolo and entourage. Bundolo attack is expected to last
well into this term, but no students will be inconvenienced by it. They
never are. See story page three.
TAs one clause short of first contract
Dispute over one contract clause
is moving UBC's Teaching
Assistants Union to organize a
possible strike vote, a union
spokesperson said Monday.
The TAU authorized its executive
to begin strike vote arrangements
Dec. 11 after failure to reach agreement with the administration over
the union's first contract, said Glen
The union wants to settle
amicably but it is running out of
options, according to a TAU press
release Monday. Porter added, "we
may need to exert a little bit of extra
"We want to bring them to the
bargaining table, but I don't know
what it takes to get them to move,
really," he said but he declined to
set a tentative strike date.
The administration walked out of
negotiations after agreement had
been reached on all but one contract clause, he said. The administration refused to discuss the
union security clause although the
union is ready to negotiate the section at any time.
The clause requires new teaching
assistants to join the union unless
they sign a revocation card, in
which case they become exempt.
According   to   Porter   the   ad-
Punk peepers see red
Dancing to punk rock is
dangerous to your looks.
A doctor has determined that
pogoing causes minor internal
bleeding that makes your eyes look
like you've just smoked hashish and
spent two hours watching television
at the bottom of a swimming pool.
The result is painless but
frightening in appearance, according to a report in the Wall Street
Thomas F. Caspari, a Boston
area physician, warns that all that
jumping up and down can cause
"bilateral subconjunctival hemorrhages," or broken blood vessels
under the surface of the eyes. The
symptoms are "striking . . . scary-
looking red eyes."
Dr. Caspari, in a letter published
in the Dec.  11 issue of the New
England Journal of Medicine, says
he found a case of punk eye in a
man of the punk persuasion given
to lengthy periods of pogoing. "He
seemed to like to do it for hours on
end," Dr. Caspari says. "That was
his problem."
Actually, although punk eye
looks a lot worse than your garden-
variety bloodshot, it fortunately (or
maybe unfortunately) doesn't appear disabling enough to threaten
"These eyes look more terrible
than they are," Dr. Caspari says.
Punk eye isn't very painful, and if a
victim can abstain from the pogo
long enough, his eyes will clear up
all by themselves.
Although their expertise seems to
lie   more   in   pharmacy   than   in
medicine, some California punkers
doubt the doctor's analysis. A
woman in San Francisco says pogoing alone won't cause punk eye;
you've got to snort cocaine, too.
"Clearly there are lots of hazards
associated with the punk lifestyle,"
says Brad Lapin, editor of Damage
magazine, a punk publication in
San Francisco. But eye hemorrhages? "I think the doctor was exaggerating," he says.
Lapin says of punk's main
hazards, "You're much more likely
to be hit by a beer bottle or stomped
by stiletto heels," commonly worn
by punk women.
Dr. Caspari, in a word of warning hardly likely to reach its intended audience, says, "Enjoy these activities, but in moderation."
ministration insists the clause contains, "an element of compulsion."
He added the administration has
already agreed to cumpulsory union
membership clause in contract
negotiations in six of eight campus
Porter said the opting-out section
prevents compulsive membership
while the union security clause
enables it to efficiently organize the
scattered and rapidly fluctuating
TA population.
Major concessions made by the
TAU led to the present near-
agreement, he said. The union
dropped clauses concerning sexual
harassment and academic freedom
and accepted the administrations'
multiple wage scale to speed
negotiations, he added.
The latter agreement was a particularly painful concession for the
TAU, because under that section,
undergraduate TA's can receive
$2,400 for the same tasks which pay
PhD candidates more than $5,000,
Porter said.
"It was a difficult decision; it's
official union decision to try to obtain equal work for equal pay."
The administration finally agreed
to allow the TAU to support other
striking unions, and to renew contracts annually rather than bian-
nually, he said.
While the administration is
behaving "tough and cagey", they
are not taking undue advantage of
the fledgling union he said.
"They're trying to keep us to a
minimum, using the strength that
they've got."
"I think they probably think it's
in their best interest to keep a strong
union from developing. We think
we conceded much more than they
did. We expected to get something
in return for our concessions."
Cost up, service p
Bus passes are going to cost more
next month, and students already
unhappy with poor service want to
know why.
According to Craig Brooks,
Alma Mater Society administration
director, bus passes will increase on
Feb. 1 to $22 a month from $18.
Single ride bus fares will be going
up to 60 cents from 50 cents at the
same time.
"Why is it going up when the service is going down?" asked Ann
Gibson, arts 2, while she waited in
Monday's lengthy bus pass line in
SUB. "It's really maddening."
Other students were more resigned to the increase, accepting it as
another in a continuing upward
spiral of prices students on fixed incomes have to contend with. "It's
just one more injustice," said Gibson.
Some students were concerned
that the increased costs of bus travel
to and from university will lead to
the greater use of cars. "Prices
should be left the same so people
won't buy more cars," said Urike
Allesch,     grad     studies     5.
One major change with the
revamped bus pass system is that
students will have to present a
special picture I.D. card when boarding a bus as well as their bus pass.
See page 3: STILL Page 2
Tuesday, January 6, 1981
From page 1
"Every time we came close to
agreement, (Youthstream president) Cam Killoran would see the
network back in his grasp and
would reach for more.
(Youthstream negotiator) Chris Jull
would put together agreements and
Killoran would overrule them,"
said Campbell.
A year ago the Alma Mater
Society, The Ubyssey's publisher,
refused to sign a contract with
Youthstream and CUP which
would have tied each of the
organizations to the others for 10
years. Most large student publishers
also declined to sign up, forcing the
unsuccessful negotiations.
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Page 3
Group plans UEL co-op housing
Two seemingly compatible philosophies — co-operativism and en-
vironmentalism — are heading for a
clash on the University Endowment
A group called the Douglas
House Building Society, represent
ing three separate co-op housing
proposals for the UEL, has applied
for federal funding for a project
that would be built in the 12th and
Blanca area.
According to proponents of the
scheme, housing would be provided
mainly for UBC students, faculty
and staff from a broad range of income groups.
"We don't want to make it a
UBC ghetto, however," said Douglas House chair Joyce Dlggins.
But concerned citizens and en
vironmentalists charge that the project will benefit only a few while encroaching further on the UEL wilderness.
The UEL regional parks committee is in favor of keeping all the endowment lands for park, while the
LONG AND WINDING lineup takes students closer to nirvana as
represented by prestigous status symbol, student bus pass. Students lined
up for up to an hour Monday to buy passes they could have bought in
December. Boredom was relieved by various forms of thumb twiddling,
nose scratching, hugging, kissing, and heavy petting. Enthused students
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expressed wish that long lineups become regular feature, as many new
friendships were forged in the long wait in SUB concourse. Stay tuned in
weeks to come as The Ubyssey investigates pros and cons of long lineups
and muddled bureaucracy in hard-hitting features on Soviet supermarkets
and Paraguyan post office.
'Free press' not in danger; it's gone
Recent shutdowns and takeovers
of Canadian daily newspapers by
their corporate owners have not
suddenly threatened the freedom of
the press because it was already a
questionable proposition, according to a Canadian University Press
CUP, a non-profit cooperative
consisting of 64 college and university newspapers across Canada, says
in a brief to be presented to the
royal commission investigating the
Canadian newspaper industry that
freedom of the press was already
being   eroded   by   the   newspaper
chains' pursuit of profits rather
than information.
The CUP brief, which was
adopted by delegates to CUP's 43rd
annual conference last week in Val
Morin, Quebec, says Canada's
press media is doing a substandard
job in informing Canadians and
lays the blame upon the profit
motive which guides the commercial press.
"The raison d'etre of daily
newspapers is to make money and
at that they have been very successful. Because of their reliance on
commercial advertising for survival,
the major print media in this coun
try are unable, or unwilling,. to
critically evaluate our present
economic system and the role that
individual corporations play within
it. Yet it is this system and these
corporations which greatly shape
our day to day living," the CUP
report states.
The brief also says Canada lacks
any significant investigative reporting because the price of such
stories is too high for publishers.
"A profit-motivated paper and investigative journalism simply don't
The brief calls on the government
to remedy the press situation by en-
Leadership positions open
couraging the publication of alternative newspapers and magazines.
CUP delegates said that the alternative press is faced with high
publishing costs which could be
reduced  through  tax  breaks  and
special postage rates for non-profit
The Kent Commission will be
hearing a brief from The Ubyssey
when it holds hearings in Vancouver on Jan. 19. Anyone interested in providing input for The
Ubyssey's submission is encouraged
to send their views to SUB 241K in
writing or talk to Ubyssey staff
members in the next two weeks.
Douglas House society is after some
of the acreage not included in the
1,100 acres set aside by the Greater
Vancouver Regional District parks
And west-side resident James
McCrum is fearful the project may
benefit real estate speculators in the
long run.
"City council members should be
wary of dealing with these university people," McCrum said.
He cited the example of the UBC
building society, set up by UBC
professor Nathan Divinsky, as an
example of a co-op housing project
gone sour.
"$57,000 per unii was quoted as
the figure for the UBC building society project at 41st and
Mackenzie," claimed McCrum. "A
year later they were selling for
But Diggins and Kitsilano real estate developer Jacques Khouri are
undismayed by these concerns and
are adamant that their proposal is
different from Divinsky's projects.
"There's lots of speculative housing. We're not interested in that,"
said Diggins.
The Blue Heron group, which
would be the first third of the project to be started, is now waiting for
Central Mortgage and Housing
Corporation approval for funding.
UBC roads
not finished
Road construction on the endowment lands, already four months
overdue, won't be completed for at
least another two weeks.
The Ministry of Highways has
promised that all roads at UBC will
be open to traffic within two weeks,
UBC physical plant director Neville
Smith said Monday. Smith said pedestrian and bicycle paths won't be
complete until spring.
Expansion of 16th Avenue and
Marine Drive to four lane highways
was supposed to be completed in
September, but construction has
been continually delayed.
Smith said the delays have hampered the physical plant, which has
been working on roadways inside
the campus.
The physical plant began road
construction at the same time as the
Ministry of Highways, but completed its work one and a half years
ago, said Smith. He said since then
the facilities have not been fully
utilized because of the ministry's
Ministry officials said weather
problems have caused the delay.
Sixteenth Avenue and Marine
Drive are both open, but construction between 16th and Wesbrook
Mall is still going on.
So you want to run the student
government. Well now is your
Last night the student administrative council requested its election
committee to set up dates for Alma
Mater Society executive positions
for  president,  vice-president,  ad
ministration director, finance director and external affairs coordinator.
According to administration director Craig Brooks the deadlines
for candidates, election dates and
advertising strategy will be decided
this week.
Stiff bugs fn program
From page 1
According to Brooks, administration director, students will have to
pay a one-time cost of $2 for the
I.D. cards, which, theoretically at
least, are good forever.
There are still a great many bugs
in the bus pass program. The first
day back to school saw more than
700 students spend a chunk of their
day standing in a bus pass purchasing line. Students inconvenienced
by waits as long as an hour in lines
that extended as far as the south
doors blamed the AMS
None of the students interviewed
were aware that January bus passes
were on sale in December, between
the 12th and the 15th, due to the ineffectiveness of the SUB staff in
getting the word out.
Barry Aubin, the SUB Box Office
coordinator admitted nobody took
the initiative to ensure that students
were aware of the December sale of
the January passes.
Several students complained that
in addition to the interminable
waits they had already spent more
than $5 on buses this month, making the bus passes less economical.
Registrar Ken Young said the
nominations for student board of
governors representatives and senators at large are in. These elections
will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. on Jan. 20, Young said.
Candidates for the two board of
governors positions are Anthony-
Dickinson, Chris Fulker, Janice
Morrison and Chris Niwinski.
For the five student senators-at-
large positions Anat Baron, Mark
Crawford, Chris Fulker, Stephen
Henderson, Ross Mullen, Mahmud
Noormahamed, Mark Thompson
and Doris Wong are in the running.
Only one candidate will be
chosen from each faculty. Advance
polls open on Jan. 19 and will be located at Totem Park, Place Vanier
and Gage Towers from 5 to 7 p.m.
Polling stations on Jan. 20 will
open in SUB, Buchanan, civil engineering building, Cunningham,
Scarfe, Woodward library, Sedgewick library, MacMillan Bloedel
building, the law building, and in
Henry Angus.
Bundolo back
Bundolo is back, this time bringing its bilious brand of humor to the
SUB ballroom.
The CBC comedy show Dr. Bundolo's Pandemonium Medicine Show
taped radio programs in the SUB auditorium for several years before going
on television. It will be taping four shows at UBC this term, Alma Mater
Society administration director Craig Brooks said Monday.
The tapings will be open to students Thursday afternoons on a first
come, first serve basis, Brooks said. The tapings will take place Jan. 8,
Feb. 19, March 5 and March 19 from noon to 2:30 p.m.
"Initially they were planning shows every Thursday," Brooks said.
"Due to complications of the CBC not having enough equipment, they will
be putting out four shows from here."
Brooks said the Bundolo crew would occupy the ballroom four days this
week and three days in each of the other three weeks it will tape at UBC.
Student organizations that use the ballroom will not be inconvienced, he
"They (the CBC) wanted to have the ballroom the first term but there
was no room; we found we could fit them in the second," said Brooks.
"Other rooms have been found for those who usually use the ballroom."
He said the ballroom would accommodate four to five hundred students
for the two hour tapings, which each will produce 15 minutes of air time
The program is broadcast on CBC Sunday nights following the late
local news. Page 4
Tuesday,January 6, 1981
Canadian student journalists have begun one of this country's most ambitious and exciting cooperative ventures with the launching of a new national advertising organization.
The idea that students can democratically run and successfully operate a
million dollar advertising enterprise is important in many ways and will lead
to a stronger student press. That can only be welcomed as corporate press
chains increasingly jeopardize the public's ability to receive information
from a wide variety of sources and perspectives.
Perhaps the prime advantage of the new ad service launched by Canadian University Press' 64 student newspapers is that students, rather than
Toronto advertising business people, will control the agency which places
national advertising in their papers.
That means that student newspapers and their publishers will be receiving all the profits of the business, whereas in the past Youthstream Canada
Ltd. was the hungry intermediary between papers and their advertisers.
In the short run changing over from Youthstream to the new CUP Media
Services may mean a slight shortage of revenue in the transition but it is
easy to see that each individual student newspaper will be significantly better off in the near future, when advertising revenue returns go entirely to
the paper and the papers will control the agency themselves.
This is not to say that CUP will be changing from professional to an
amateur ad agency. While the CUP member papers will elect their own majority r«presentatives to the board of directors, professional advertising
people will run the operation and also be represented on the board. The
hiring of well-known advertising consultant Sidney Roxan to aid CUP in
establishing the new agency is a good indication of the professional quality
that CUP members realize is necessary to make the operation work.
The potential for the advertising cooperative in the future is staggering.
Certainly one area where CUP Media Services could have a beneficial effect is in the development of advertising creatives. With strong backing
from the CUP membership, a higher standard of advertisements could be
encouraged and advertisers could be discouraged form producing the type
of tasteless ads we all too often see.
The advertising agency could also be a major participant in assisting
other cooperative student efforts in the future, such as housing and other
services, if it is successful. The potential for building a strong student
cooperative movement is immense.
The Ubyssey staff look forward to participating in the cooperative
because it will strengthen not only our newspaper and its publishers, the
students of UBC, but also other newspapers across Canada and other
students. Working together will increase our individual and collective
strength and that's what cooperation is all about.
TLCers vs. Stalin-Nazis-KKK-CPC(M-L) axis
The Trotskyist League Club vigorously protests the vile slander
campaign waged against Allen Soroka in The Ubyssey's letters' column. The capitalist press and courts
tried to equate the murdered
Greensboro anti-fascist protesters
with the KKK/Nazi killers, and now
UBC's ivory-tower academics label
self-proclaimed communists "the
same" as fascists. Fraser Easton
(Nov. 28 Ubyssey) even demands
we "wait" until the fascists carry
out their genocidal program in
We have vast political differences
with the Stalin/Enver Hoxha-wor-
shippers   of  the   megalomaniacal
Communist Party of Canada
(Marxist-Leninist) which has a
long, sordid history of sectarianism
and gangsterism. But at least Soroka doesn't call for Ban the Klan
like the B.C. Organization to Fight
Against Racism which deep down
shares Easton's faith in capitalist
"justice." Of course the People's
Energize the AMS now
In the year that I have spent at
UBC I have been continually and
increasingly amazed and disturbed
by the Alma Mater Society — its
declining effectiveness, its continued failure to identify key issues,
its handling of different matters,
and its failure to provide leadership.
I decided to get involved in the
organization and find out first hand
what was really going on. I am a
member of the external affairs committee and I was a delegate to the
Association of Student Councils
conference which was held in October. I have become disillusioned
with the way matters are presently
handled. I don't think that major
decisions should be left up to a
January 6, 1981
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the
AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian
University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in
room 241K of the Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Verne McDonald
Thank you, thank you, I'd like to thank all those little people who made it possible for me to be
hare today. It seems like just yesterday when I was in Val Miron trying to hold down that last frozen
dacquiri, that last test tube baby, that last nuclear disaster. There were six of us, pitted against a
ganaral trend toward degeneration in Canadian student journalism. Bill Tieleman pumped himself full
of amphetamines to overcome his shyness, but no one kissed him at New Year's anyway. Glen Sanford wore his bones to the finger massaging no less than fifty frenzied journalists, some of them Win-
nepegonians. Julie Wheelright gasped when she saw the size of Verne McDonald's bottle, but
recovered to hetp him finish it off and start on the Mazola. Nancy Campbell made a motion toward
Verne's ankle, but could find no seconder. Meanwhile in Toronto Eric Eggertson made his contract for
three spades while Youthstream collapsed. Sue Lemieux tried to use her Ottawa connections to unfreeze my companions' buns, but could make no progress. Gord Wiebe collapsed over a gopher hole
outside of Lethbridge, and Elnora Palmer fell from grace to a residence near UBC. That left only Steve
McClure, Mike Brand, and Lori Thicke to clean up the mess and prepare the vilest rag west of Blanca
for another three months of slanted, propagandistic garbage. Without the help of all these people, and
my sister in Rejkavik, it would not be possible for me to curse vou with yet another staff box.
"privileged elite." I realize that
students' council is elected by a
democratic process, yet aren't
elected representatives supposed to
be responsible to their electorate?
I believe that it is time that someone spoke up for revitalizing the
Alma Mater Society. We need an
AMS which will place its emphasis
on providing services to its
members — the students. I have
heard a lot of talk about student
apathy on campus, yet I think that
it is partly due to the negative feedback and attitude that those who
are interested in getting involved
face. I have personally met many
students who have tried to participate in various ways and who
were "turned off" by what they
saw. It probably would have been
easier for me to just walk away and
forget about the AMS. I still believe
that there is a lot that could be accomplished if interested people
were to join and just "hang in
Receiving a university education
not only entails attending classes. I
believe that both the AMS and the
students will mutually benefit if
there was more student input in the
Don't just bitch about the AMS
— get involved and use your energy
in trying to improve it.
Anat Baron
arts 4
Front Against Racist and Fascist
Violence is just as class-collaborationist. And both groups' fanatical
hatred of the Soviet degenerated
workers state leads them to ignore
the KKK/Nazi/East European fascist linkup.
While CPC(M-L)'s slogan "KKK
and U.S. Imperialism Out of Canada" implies that the KKK's OK in
Greensboro, only the TL has fought
for massive labor/minority actions
to smash the fascists throughout
North America. That was the central point of the TL's Nov. 21 rally
on campus.
As to the hullabaloo over "free
speech" the Trotskyist paper
Socialist Appeal said it well in 1939:
"The workers who spend all their
time and energy in the abstract discussion of the Nazi's 'democratic
rights' — to say nothing of working
themselves into a lather in defence
of these 'rights' — will end their
discussion under a fascist club in a
concentration camp. . . The wailing
and weeping about the Nazi's
'rights' can safely be left to the
prissy Liberals and phoney Democrats. The self-preservation of the
working class demands that it cut
through all abstract chatter and
smash the fascist gangs by decisive
and relentless action."
B. Campbell
Trotskyist League Club
Call any vegetable
I wish to chastise The Ubyssey for its failure to give an account of the
great food services anti-raisin conspiracy. For almost a year now food
service conspirators have been removing raisins from the diet of students in a blatant attempt to reduce student IQs. It is only thus that
students will be conditioned into servile acceptance of meat pies that
aren't fit for a dog's breakfast. And it will not be long before the intelligence of students will be so threatened that UBC will lose its reputation
as a first grade institution.
The conspiracy began last June with the surreptitious removal of raisins from cinnamon buns (that standard student breakfast) and continued in August with the complete removal of raisin pie from the shelves!
And these indiscretions are now being hidden from the KKK in a
typical administrative cover-up. No documents now exist exposing the
conspiracy and a KKK service spokesperson denies any knowledge of
the crime. It won't be long before students are so stupid that they will
take over.
Meanwhile a crusading representative of the Ad Hoc Coalition for
Fruits and Vegetables said that UBC Food Services is obviously in
league with United Fruit and the other KKK multinationals in a fascist
attempt to KKK the solidarity of grape pickers everywhere.
I hope The Ubyssey does not continue its policy of silence which is
tantamount to advocacy of the KKK. I also hope that students will soon
rally together in an attempt to smash this fascist raisin deprivation.
Duke Wayne (no relation)
People's Front Against Raisin Deficient Indolence Tuesday, January 6,1981
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TAs ready to fight Admin
If UBC's teaching assistants and markers
decide to strike, you will be affected. In case
you missed the news, you should know that a
strike became a possibility at a Teaching
Assistants Union meeting held Dec. 11.
At that meeting, the union's membership
voted to reject the university administration's
final contract offer. The bargaining is now
over, in other words, and the fledgling union
must either confront the administration, or
capitulate to it.
At first glance, it might seem that the TAU
should capitulate. For one thing, nobody actually wants a strike. Also, the gap between
the union's proposed contract and the administration's proposed contract seems deceptively small. In the contract talks, the union negotiators took a moderate stance, and
were notably conciliatory in several areas.
For example, when the administration insisted that a controversial ethics clause —
namely, the clause which dealt with sexual
harassment of workers — be withdrawn, it
was. When the bargaining process ended, al-
Union negotiates for
better terms against
austere admin
most every aspect of the proposed settlement
had been agreed upon, including all matters
directly related to wages. Only one clause remained outstanding.
That clause dealt with the method by
which the union would obtain future members. The TAU proposed that it should obtain membership under the 'Carleton Formula,' a formula agreed upon by Carleton University TAs and administration in the Carleton TA union's first contract. The administration's counterproposal was that the union
accept the terms of the type of open shop defined in the B.C. labor code as the minimum
acceptable presence of a certified union in a
place of work. In order to understand why
the latter proposal is tantamount to a demand that the union commit hara kiri, the
two formulas and the TAU's situation must
be examined in greater detail.
Under the Carleton Formula, every newly
employed TA and marker automatically becomes a member of the union. Unlike the
standard closed shop, however, the Carleton
formula allows individuals to subsequently
opt out of the union while still retaining their
jobs. These individuals still pay union dues,
but opting out is not a futile gesture: nonunion TAs are not obliged, for example, to
strike when union TAs do. The labor code's
open shop formula requires the union to detect the presence of each new employee, and
offer her/him the opportunity to join the
union. In order to be functional, the union
must keep its number of members up to an
appropriate level.
It is obvious immediately that the open
shop formula was designed for a mill or factory where the majority of employees work
together. The TAU, which must deal with
small, isolated groups of students, is faced
with an almost impossible situation when it
tries to determine the whereabouts of prospective members. The administration refuses
to provide it with lists of employed TAs and
markers. If the union could clone 10 Sherlock Holmeses to work full time in detecting
employees, or if it could make a deal with the
CIA, it might stand a chance of finding and
signing a meaningful number of members.
Realistically, though, with seasonal employment, constant turnover, and employee isolation to combat, the idea of the TAU becoming an open shop is ridiculous.
If the administration had had no strategy
underlying this offer, it would simply have
been an insult. Of course, however, strategy
must have been involved. Any administration
which wants to remove the complication of a
TA union from its economic plans must realize that the open shop is its ideal proposal.
Moreover, if the same administration wants
to prevent the union from striking for another sort of shop, its ideal strategy is to negotiate in such a membership formula.
Suppose the administration were to refuse
to settle on both wage rate and membership
formula. A TAU strike under these circumstances could never be portrayed as trivial.
But suppose the administration were to grit
its teeth and agree to the union's wage proposal. A striking union could then be very
easily made to look trivial. Everything substantial that it wanted, would be given to it.
The only cost to the union would be that it
would have to agree to go away, to disinte
grate. Since it takes foresight to appreciate
the value of a union after the wages have increased, many would not see the union's dissolution as a major concern.
As it stands at present, one of the TAU's
options is to strike. The other is to pat itself
on the back for winning a wage increase, and
then reconcile itself to the prospect of going
the way of the dodos. Any TAU member interested in his/her own long-term future as a
TA, if he/she has one, or, more importantly,
in the lot of future TAs, must be strongly
tempted to strike. But what would the consequences of a strike be?
Let's blow away one piece of mental fluff
that has been drifting around the university
ever since the TAU first appeared. The idea
of the university replacing large numbers of
TAs with sessional instructors is a chimera.
Most TAs are graduate students. Universities
must support their graduate students; otherwise, ttoey will have none.
A few grad students get grants, but it is to
the university's advantage to make most of
them work for their money. There are available forms of work other than being a TA:
for example, one can be a research assistant.
However, the most practical way of keeping
grad students from becoming the Biafrans of
research is to hire them as TAs. Don't forget
that an enormous amount of useful research
which is done at a university is done by grad
students who, for the most part, get paid no
money for it. A university without graduate
students would be no more than a pretentious
junior college. The only leverage any self-perpetuating university has is to minimize the
amount of money on which its grad students
subsist. Doing away with more than a symbolic number of TA-ships is not an option to
Within the student population, a stike
would have a temporarily deleterious effect
on TAs, markers, and students in courses
which depend on TAs and markers. TAs
are far from wealthy: they can afford little
wage loss. The term is short, and in many
courses a missed lab is expensive. Could a
strike over something so far-fetched as the
future of a union possibly be worthwhile?
I submit that the answer is 'yes'. The
university is bluffing. The strength of its
position when there is no strike is that no
money is at stake. As soon as a strike is effected, however, this strength becomes a
weakness. Once the TAs and markers are on
strike, the administration is disrupting the
life of the university for no other reason than
that it demands an asurance that TAs will
be powerless in future. It has nothing
substantial to lose by capitulating. It is guilty
of the grossest irresponsibility if it allows the
strike to continue for more than a very short
"But why," you ask, "are both parties not
equally guilty? After all, both have insubstantial objectives. Certainly, no one in
the administration is below the poverty line,
but there is an uncomfortable matter of
budget cuts. Isn't your attitude simply based
on the assumption that the welfare of
students is more important than the university's budget problems?"
I wouldn't be ashamed of it if it were. But
it is fallacious to accept UBC's budget as an
act of God. We have all been magnanimous
in the last few years: we've tightened our
belts. The B.C. government has trimmed the
fat out of both its civil service and its educational subsidiary. However, there is not much
fat left. Students are not fat. The university
administration seems to be committed to
passing as much as possible of the government's austerity program on to the students.
While wage-earners are more or less keeping
up with inflation, we are being eaten away by
it. If we believe that what we — not just
students, but all of us — are doing here at
university is worthwhile, then we must insist
that the administration begin to defend us
rather than simply passing the non-buck on
to us. A strong TA union is one mechanism
by which we can make this position clear.
The continued existence of the TAU will be
constructive for the university in general;
therefore, supporting a TAU strike can only
be seen as a constructive act. Let's just hope
that, by some miracle, it turns out not to be
R. Summerbell is a TA union member and
ex-TA and is also the editor of "Gay UBC
news. " Perspectives is a column of analysis
and opinion open to members of the university community.
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Bull Sheet" is full of it
Bull Sheet, a bimonthly underground rag circulated by Agricultural Sciences students is the most
aptly named publication on campus. Unfortunately, it is not merely
six pages of utter nonsense, it is also
openly racist and sexist.
Out of the 30 "jokes" and articles in the latest issue, 15 present
an unnatural view of women as either insatiable sex fiends, playthings, or hypocritical teasers.
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from ali readers.
Especially those who type their
letters, triple-spaced, on a 70 space
typewriter Une, because these are
the people who are most likely to
see their letters printed sometime
before next Durin's Day eve.
Pen names will be used when the
writer's real name is also included
for our information in the letter and
when valid reasons for anonymity
are given.
Although an effort is made to
publish all letters received, The
Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
letters for reasons of brevity, legality and taste.
Neatness counts.
In contrast, the two articles
which comment on men picture
them as beings with no self control,
who need to "score with a girl."
This macho image is reinforced by
two more articles which make fun
of gays.
Editor "S. Megma" reveals his
motives in clear black and white:
"now that I've fucked her into submission, I can get on with the business in hand." On the first page of
Bull Sheet, beneath a drawing of a
snorting bull, he writes:
"Right now we're waiting for the
covey of nubile young first years
that will be appearing at our offices
shortly. I love to see the terror in
their naive eyes when first they
learn that any girl who shows up to
help write the Bull Sheet is never
seen again. Then, as the staff becomes increasingly horny and starts
to strip off their clothes, the girls
gradually become hysterical until
the moment of truth arrives and we
rape them. Afterwards their horribly mutilated corpses are left to reach
just the right stage of decomposition, and then they are devoured by
us and our families at the annual'
Bull Sheet banquet. So to any girls
out there, first year or otherwise,
who would like to cum see what
writing the Bull Sheet is really all
about, cum down and see us sometime. We might even invite you to
dinner. . ."
According to Bull Sheet staffers,
listening to a forthcoming speech by
government agricultural ministers
requires "deep-seated suicidal tendencies or streaks of masochism,"
and they "humorously" suggest
throwing rocks afterwards.
Ordinary happiness is attacked
by these writers (who say they have
to "get drunk and horny enough to
publish another of these filthy, shitty rags") as being too cute for
Racial prejudice is another "ha
ha" of this publication, which calls
the Persians "a remarkable race
with peculiar (sexual) diversions."
They refer to Sig Petersen, deputy
minister of agriculture, as a "faithful Indian sidekick."
Nowhere is critical reading and
thinking more desperately needed
than when we are confronted with
such views by our peers. If we are
ever to improve the lot of our children's children, we'll need better
ideas than these. And nobody will
get them by reading the Bull Sheet.
Name withheld by request
Sticky buns sacrificed
Having beaten the bushes of
this onanistic wonderland for
nigh on 5 years, my jaded eyes
have finally seen that thing
which makes UBC great.
The search is now over! Come
one, come all to see (and even
better to taste) the wondrous
sticky bun (cinnamon bun to
those who have not yet seen the
light or tried to get that yummy
syrup off their digits). Their self-
sacrifice must no longer go
You may well ask what we
lowly humans can do for such a
noble creature as the sticky bun.
Having carefully studied their
long and glorious history, I have
found the answer.
Lip until the time of the industrial revolution (which
translates into "ghastly revolution" in their language), there
were only two species — sticky
and extra-sticky.
With the industrial wastes
spreading through the lakes and
streams, mutations began to appear. Some did not mature
enough (remaining doughy)
while others overmatured
(becoming hard and cracked and
developing hard sugar crystals).
And yet the worst was yet to
come. As the effluent kept
spreading, some of the creatures
could no longer gather sufficient
food and thus could not produce
sugar syrup. To counteract this,
we should immediately establish
projects to use our technology to
raise the sticky buns into a happy morass of bread and sugar.
Of course, as with any
technological solution, this
raises problems. What of the
poor unfortunates who are
genetically deformed? I feel that
we can offer to set up parks to
cater to their needs and shield
them from the prying eyes of
those who would mock them.
They too have their rights!
Unfortunately, since the time
of the industrial revolution, the
pure extra-sticky bun has disappeared. We should create a project to take the recessive extra-
sticky genes from a group of
volunteers and by genetic
engineering recreate this
gloriously gooey creature.
You may ask how we will be
repaid. I do not feel that such
love and kindness need be
repaid. As it turns out, the sticky
buns worship man as a god (for
whatever reason) and find great
honour in sacrificing themselves.
While this may seem barbaric, it
is their way and I (as a believer in
free rights) would be out of place
to interfere.
Long live the sticky bun!
Ted Longstaffe
Chairperson of
The Sticky Bun Glorificaton and
Genetic Purification League. Page 6
Tuesday, January 6, 1981
'Tween classes
Meeting for kayakers interested in gate practices
at Empire pool in spring, noon, SUB 213.
Feast of Epiphany; Ukrainian Christmas dinner,
burning of Christmas tree, and worship, S3, 6
p.m. Lutheran Campus Centre
Roller skating party, tickets available at AMS or
CSA office or door. 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., Rich
mond Stardust.
Fight now;
ignore this
Those goddam environmentalists
and consumer advocates. They're
everywhere. And they'll stop at
nothing to make you aware of your
These dangerous types are attempting to organize right here at
UBC. The B.C. Public Interest
Research Group (PIRG) organizing
committee is meeting at noon
Thursday, in Buch. 104. Then, as
the disease spreads, they'll have a
workshop day on Sunday in SUB
However, the only way to prevent the growth of these unwanted
radicals, who will try to change the
very nature of our sheepishness, is
to ignore them.
Therefore, we refuse to publicize
any of their events.
long xmas
Some people never get enough
of the good things of Christmas.
They never get their fill of turkey
and the warm glow of an alcoholic
cheer with friends and family by the
The Lutheran Student Movement
has an answer to those of you who
want to do it all over again, or were
Professionally Prepared
at THE 500
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General meeting, noon, Buch. 104.
General meeting, SUB 251.
Class registration, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., SUB
Dr. Walter Nassichuk, director. Institute of Sedi-
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the geology of the Canadian Arctic islands, with
emphasis on the Sverdrup Basin and its pe-
Hot flashes
stuck in some forsaken Eastern city
without the cheer of home, like I
On Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 6 p.m., at
the Lutheran Campus Centre, will
be a feast of the Epiphany, a Ukra-
nian Christmas dinner, burning of
the Christmas tree and worship.
The cost is $3 and eveyone is
Straight talk
Since there's nothing silly one
can say about kayakers that hasn't
already been said, this hot flash will
present nothing but the straight
Any kayakers interested in gate
practices at Empire pool this Spring
should attend a meeting today at
noon in SUB 213.
If you fail to do so, you will die.
If you fail to do so, contact the
canoe club.  Seriously.
troteum and base metal resources, 2:30 p.m.,
Geology Sciences Building 330A.
Class registration, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., SUB
Workshop day, 10:30 a.m., SUB 207/209.
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Shoddy," union article biased
The following letter is in response
to an article in the Oct. 30th edition
of The Ubyssey, entitled, "In Eighteen Years Canadian Unions Sent
$400 Million Out of the Country".
The delay in replying is due to taking the time to research and
guarantee the veracity of the facts
of my response, something Gene
Jamieson patently failed to do when
writing his article.
That article consisted of a wide-
ranging attack on international
unions, particularly the United
Steelworkers of America, while at
the same time championing "Canadian", "independent" unions. As a
student currently attending UBC,
and as a former staff worker of the
International Woodworkers of
America, I was appalled at the
quality and content of this article.
Firstly, it was inaccurate as to
much of its important factual content. The article following refutes
most of these.
Secondly, the article displays a
totally unacceptable lack of professionalism on the part of the writer,
whose obvious bias has prevented
him from pursuing even the most
rudimentary research into his topic.
For example, excluding his factual errors, I would suggest that a
responsible reporter would check
his "facts", in this case statistics,
not only with those compiling these
figures, but also with those about
whom these reports are made. Had
Jamieson bothered to contact any
of the Federations of Labor, the
Canadian Labor Congress, or the
Education Departments of any of
the international unions operating
in Canada, he would have found
that everyone of these organizations
opposes the basis upon which Corporation And Labour Unions
Returns Act (CALURA) data is collected. CALURA data does not
cover expenditures in Canada by international unions in all pensions
paid to retired employees and all
research and administrative functions by the international.
Were these real expenditures in
Canada included in CALURA
figures there would be a radical
change in the overall picture, with
nothing like $400 million net dollars
in the last 18 years going south of
the border. With these figures central to his argument, it was shoddy
work indeed for Jamieson not to
have checked them either as to their
origin or as to problems inherent in
their composition.
The third fault of the author is of
a nature of failing to see woods for
trees. Some unions' processes for
the membership to attain or
challenge leadership positions is
more difficult than others. In some
unions rank-and-file membership
monitoring or control of financial
matters within the union is easier
than others. In some unions access
by locals to overall membership
strike funds is easier than in others.
The point to be made is rather
simple, these differences in internal
policy are particular to the unions
themselves, not to their status as
"national" or "international"
unions. In short, the responsiveness
and accountability of union leadership to their members has very little
to do with a union's "nationality".
Fourthly, the article completely
ignores the fact that the largest
union in Canada (CUPE) is wholly
Canadian, and most importantly,
operates within the provincial
Federations of Labor, and the
CLC. The so called "Canadian"
unions mentioned in Jamieson's article are marginal unions, with
marginal influence or power, questionable motives, and appear more
interested in pseudo-nationalistic
red herrings than the settling down
to provide first class contracts and
service for their membership.
Finally, there is a philosophical
question to be asked of Jamieson's
article. Surely we as working people, and/or as students, can see
beyond strictly national interests
and realize that if transnational and
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