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The Ubyssey Sep 30, 1976

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 Student pres resigns post
Dave Van Blarcom resigned as
student president Wednesday night
after the student representative
assembly voted against setting up
a women's committee and office to
replace the one it got rid of during
the summer.
Van Blarcom announced his
resignation immediately after the
vote result, and then stalked out of
the council chambers. Arts
representative Pam Willis, who
like Van Blarcom had supported
establishment of the committee,
also resigned.
But after the meeting Van
Blarcom admitted he had planned
to resign from council that
Van Blarcom said he will run for
senate, so he would have had to
resign before his term as president
expired anyway.
"I had time to do the job which
thepresident is supposed to do — to
co-ordinate and administer the
affairs of the SRA," he explained.
"But I was also called upon to show
leadership and initiative for the
SRA and that's not what the
president is supposed to do."
He will continue as an arts rep on
council. "I'll continue to show that
leadership as an assembly
member," Van Blarcom said.
Although the anti-women's
committee vote did not precipitate
his sudden resignation, Van
Blarcom said it and similar attitudes shown by this year's
council were contributing factors.
"Usually, when something like
this happens I try to shrug it off,
and start again, like I did when this
women's office thing was voted out
last summer.
"But not this — I'm pretty boken
up right now.
"Any president, rightly or
wrongly, is identified with the
actions of that body (the SRA)," he
said. "If I thought that by
remaining on as president I could
.Vol. LIX, No. 8
improve the sense of social
responsibility of the Alma Mater
Society then I would stay on.
"I've tried to do that in the past
when votes have gone against me
and I've done my best to change
these attitudes as president. And
yet those attitudes obviously still
The vote that^sparked the
resignations of Van Blarcom and
Willis was on whether the AMS
should establish a women's
committee to co-ordinate actions of
different campus women's groups
and offer women a place on
campus to drop in and meet other
women — for help or company.
The motion was defeated 13-9.
The point of view expressed by
those voting against the motion
was best expressed by engineering
student senator Keith Gagne.
"If you talk about offering
services to women, three quarters
to 99 per cent don't even want to be
associated with this group," he
"Basically I can't support you
because you don't offer any service. If you can get more women
supporting your cause than the
engineers can get support for their
causes then I will support you."
He also said later the women who
had done much of the work towards
setting up the women's committee
"are representing women, but they
don't have a mandate. If they went
out and said okay, all you women
get together and elect us, I'd
support them. As it is, they're just
a cliquey little group."
Lynn Fels, one of the women
supporting the motion, disputed
Gagne's claim that they were a
She said women in the group had
contacted most campus women's
groups, including the women's
office, the nursing undergraduate
society president, a law faculty
women's committee and a committee of "mature" women
students — women coming back to
university after spending many
years in the community.
UBC mourns
Gnup death
THE GNUPPER ... campus character
Kenny craps on cutbacks
KELOWNA — UBC administration president Doug
Kenny warned Rotarians here
Tuesday that further operating
budget cutbacks could do "serious
damage" ro academic programs.
He also said education minister
Pat McGeer's proposed new
emphasis on job-oriented
programs at the expense of arts
and sciences programs "would be
a serious, even disastrous
"In financial terms, effective
support   for  the  university   is
down," said Kenny. "As we all
know, the state'of the economy is
not as good as we'd like.
"As a consequence of this — at
least I hope this is the reason — the
fiscal support given the universities was lower than what was
Kenny, told the lunchtime crowd
that reduced financial outlays for
B.C.'s universities have meant that
UBC has been forced to cut
operating budgets of faculties and
other units by $1.8 million this
English better?
English 100 students are more competent writers this year, the
English 100 course chairman said Wednesday.
"Our general impression in English 100 is that the writing is better
this year than in previous years," said Jonathan Wisenthal.
Wisenthal said he believes the improvement in students' writing
skills is due in part to the amount of publicity given to the teaching of
English in the last few years.
He said students beginning first year are more aware of the standard of writing expected of them at UBC and are taking steps to be
sure they can meet that standard.
But Wisenthal said there are still more English 100 students who
could benefit from the university's remedial English workshops than
could get into the program.
"We never have enough places to put in all those (English 100)
students who would benefit by the remedial program," said Wisenthal.
The number of students who can enroll in the remedial workshops is
limited by the amount of money the UBC administration budgets for
the program each year, he said.
Wisenthal said there are about 180 students in the program's intensive composition workshop and 350 more in the standard remedial
workshop. He said there are about 3,600 students enrolled in English
100 this year.
"This was difficult academic
surgery and it hurt. We have
survived it and are still strong, but
another such operation could do
serious damage to the academic
enterprise," Kenny said.
"At this point, next year looks as
though it could be worse. Here is
one reason: a part of the increased
grants last year was $7.5 million
voted to the universities by special
warrant. This money was granted
to meet carry-over salary and
wage commitments — continuing
"However, if this money does not
become a continuing part of the
university's operating grant base
— and there are indications that it
may not — UBC will start the fiscal
year next April with what amounts
to a debt of $4.5 million.
"Any increase we receive next
year, therefore, will be effectively
reduced at the start by $4.5 million.
"A 10 per cent increase, for
example, would actually be only a
six per cent increase, which would
not be nearly enough to meet the
increased costs brought on by
inflation, academic development,
and contractual salary and wage
commitments under collective
bargaining. This would be a very
serious situation," he said.
Kenny repeated earlier
statements that is is against tuition
fee increases, but if increases are
necessary, he will try and keep
them as low as possible.
"Just a week or two ago our own
minister of education was quoted
as saying that higher education
See page 2: KENNY
~ A memorial tribute to Frank
Gnup, popular coach of the UBC
Thunderbirds football team for 18
years, will beheld 3:30 p.m. Friday
in the War Memorial Gym.
The former coach, affectionately
known as "The Gnupper" died
suddenly Monday of a heart attack
in his Vancouver home. He was 59.
The gravelly-voiced, cigar
smoking Gnup coached the 'Birds
from 1955 to 1973. He remained at
UBC teaching physical education,
however, and continued to endear
himself to students in the
classroom as he had done on the
Gnup's character, appearance
and philosophy made him an institution on campus almost from
the time he arrived in 1955 at the
request of Gordon Shrum.
His coaching record at UBC was
a disappointing 52 wins, 98 losses
and 7 ties, but Gnup still led the
Thunderbirds to three Western
Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic
Association championships, and
was highly regarded as a coach
and athlete by his colleagues.
But those who knew him will
remember the man himself rather
than his record.
Gnup came from the steel
mining town of Aliquippa, Pa.,
where he learned to play football
on shale fields, often playing
barefoot. Known for his toughness
and strength, he was known then as
the Aliquippa Assassin.
Later he attended Manhattan
College in New York, from which
he graduated with a B.Sc. in
physical education.
He played football while at
Manhattan as quarterback, at
centre, and on the line. He once
played an entire game with a
broken arm. In 1939 he was given
all-American honourable mention.
At   the  time  he  also   played
professionally under an assumed
After serving in the U.S. air force
and signal corps in the Second
World War, he was drafted by the
Buffalo Bills, but went instead to
play with the old Hamilton Wildcats from 1946 to 1949.
He then played for the Toronto
Argonauts for two seasons and was
coaching junior teams and working
in a Hamilton steel mill when
Shrum lured him here in 1955.
His Frank Gnup Annual Pigskin
Awards Banquet was for many the
highlight of the football season. At
this yearly event, Gnup handed out
special awards inspired by some of
the worst plays the team had made
during the season.
Most famous of these awards
was the perennial "Gnup Cup,"
which was an appropriately
mounted gold-painted jock cup.
Others included a football with
handles for one player who had
made four fumbles in one game,
and a pair of ballet slippers for
another who was particularly awkward one game.
His hilarious banquets made
some people wonder if he could
really be serious about football.
But-a former assistant coach
noted that Gnup never ate before a
"He worked hard at everything
he did, from making trophies to
planning his football program,"
said Nestor Korchinsky, who is still
with UBC's phys ed department.
All those who knew him
remember Gnup for his warmth
and concern for everyone. He
literally put several students
through school, giving them food
and money when they needed it. He
even had a special fund to provide
for such students."
He was a warm and open person,
and his office was usually filled
with students.
FRANK GNUP ... counselled students Page 2
Thursday, September 30, 1976
Kenny against job trend
in provincial education
From page 1
policy in this province would move:
towards greater emphasis on job-
training with less emphasis on —
and presumably less support for —
the arts and pure sciences. Such a
policy, if contemplated, would be a
serious, even disastrous mistake.
"I urge you to consider very
thoughtfully the implications such
a policy would have for the future
quality of life in this province,"
Kenny said.
He warned that the current trend
towards job-oriented education
could lead our society to become a
technocracy. "The dangers of that
trend have already become apparent south of the border," said
Kenny's prepared speech also
contained a sharp attack on the
recommendations of the Winegard
commission on post secondary
education in non-metropolitcan
He repeated criticisms of the
report he initially made during a
UBC senate meeting two weeks
The report, which calls for a
four-campus institution in the
interior under the wing of Simon
Fraser University which would
become independent in 1990,
makes "simplistic and
unrealistic" recommendations, he
Repeating earlier statements
that the recommendations greatly
underestimate the costs of the
proposed institution, Kenny said
capital costs of the institution
would be $14 to $16 million, not $8.5
million as Winegard has
The campuses would need at
least three times the number of
faculty called for in the Winegard
report in order to provide a good
selection of quality courses, said
'Tn sum, I do not believe that the
report offers an economically
Letter drive begins
The student representative
assembly voted Wednesday to
organize a campus-wide letter
campaign to protest tuition fee
The letter, addressed to
education minister Pat McGeer,
asks McGeer to "ensure that the
university is given a satisfactory
increase in operating funds for the
coming year."
Unless the university is given a
satisfactory increase, the letter
continues, it will be forced to increase tuition fees next year.
Council voted that letters be
inserted in one issue of The
Ubyssey and also distributed to
classes, and to provide postage
paid envelopes to mail the letters
to Victoria.
Council also voted to invite
Simon Fraser University, Notre
Dame University and the
University of Victoria to participate in the letter campaign and
to send copies of the letter to local
In   other   motions  relating   to
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tuition fees council decided that the
principal objective of the National
Student Day program on Nov. 9
should be to inform students about
tuition fee increases.
And the Alma Mater Society will
hoold a special meeting on
National Student Day to discuss
tuition fee increases, AMS
president Dave Van Blarcom said.
Van Blarcom said the letter
campaign will be "only the opening
salvo" in council's actions against
tuition fee increases.
If necessary, he said, the AMS
will launch "another Great Trek"
to protest increases.
feasible method for offering high
quality programs, even in the
limited number of fields
Kenny suggested a number of
university centres under the wings
of B.C.'s three public universities
be established around the
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Bicycle & Hockey Specialists"
Saturday, October 2nd
8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
SUB Ballroom and Party Room
TICKETS: $2.00 single
$3.00 couple
Available SUB Main Floor
and Room 762 Chem Bldg.
Advance Tickets Only!
(Ji couple must present valid A.M.S. card)
Apple bee
Big Blue
Place for Pants
The Rev. Richard Wurmbrand, a Romanian Lutheran minister who was
held as a prisoner by the communists for 14 years will be speaking at
U.B.C. next Tuesday, October 5th. Following the Communist seizure of
Romania in 1945, Wurmbrand began an "underground" ministry. Arrested
in 1948 he was committed to prison where he spent three years in solitary
confinement in an underground dungeon and 5 years in "mass" cells during
which time he was subjected to medieval tortures coupled with
sophisticated 20th Century brain-washing and other pain-inducing
techniques. His wife, Sabina, also underwent three years imprisonment,
serving as a slave laborer on the never-completed Danube canaL
Wurmbrand was released from prison in 1957 but was later sentenced to
further imprisonment when he refused to renounce his beliefs. In 1965 he
was "ransomed" out of Romania by Christian friends in Norway who paid,
$10,000 for his release. Now resident in the U.S.A. Wurmbrand is still
supportive of underground church activities in Communist countries, and is
general-director of the organization, Jesus to the Communist World, Inc. In
August 1967 he appeared before the U.S. House Committee on
Un-American Activities and produced evidence of the continued
persecution and loss of individual freedom in Communist-dominated
In addressing audiences throughout the world Wurmbrand has shown
from his-experiences that love and faith can triumph over anger, hate and
fear; Discussion will follow Wurmbrand's lecture. Meeting and hearing
Richard Wurmbrand is an unforgettable experience!
12:30 p.m.
Party Room, S.U.B.
Tuesday, October 5 Thursday, September 30, 1976
Page 3
'Violence key to S.A. power'
Blacks will gain majority rule in
Rhodesia only by violence and
political pressure, a leading black
critic of racism in southern Africa
said Wiednesday.
Zayed Gamiet, president of the
Southern Africa Action Coalition,
said the plan devised by U.S.
secretary of state Henry Kissinger
to transfer political power to
Rhodesia's black majority is
designed   to   protect   Western
economic interests in southern
"Kissinger is not there to bring
liberation to those suffering in
South Africa," Gamiet said.
"Kissinger's role in Rhodesia is to
devise a solution to preserve the
present economic system under a
non-white government."
Gamiet, who used to live in South
Africa, told about 20 people in SUB
Kissinger's mission  to  southern
Africa came as a result of the riots
in Soweto, South Africa which
sparked a rash of racial violence
that has left about 400 dead since
the riots began in June.
U.S. president Gerald Ford
decided he had to protect western
economic interests threatened by
the violence so he sent Kissinger to
the area, Gamiet said.
"President Ford, as a
representative   of   Western   im
perialism, had to adopt a new
attitude towards South Africa," he
Gamiet said race segregation in
South Africa is doomed because
blacks there will no longer tolerate
the South African government's
apartheid policy.
He said the government of South
Africa invited Kissinger to the
country to help prevent South
Africa from becoming a
"revolutionary hotbed."
The current unrest in southern
Africa is a result of the collapse of
the Portuguese colonial regimes in
Angola and Mozambique, Gamiet
After the Portuguese left, Angola
and Mozambique leftist governments came to power, inspiring
blacks in South Africa to revolt.
The defeat of the South African
army fighting in the Angolan civil
war also bolstered the spirits of
South African blacks, he added.
"A net began to tighten around
the forces of white domination."
But it was the continued use of
Afrikaans, "the language of oppression," to teach black students
which sparked the Soweto riots and
the resulting violent repression
tactics used by the South African
government against the demonstrators.
Gamiet said Canada plays a role
in South Africa because major
Canadian corporations such as
Massey-Ferguson and Alcan have
assets there.
Gamiet, whose speech was
sponsored by the UBC Young
Socialists, moved to Vancouver
from South Africa in 1967 and now
practices law here.
SUB vendor vote
slated for Friday
WRECK BEACH ... dwellings carefully hidden
—deryl mogg photo
Students will vote Friday on
whether vendors should be allowed
to sell their wares on the main
concourse of SUB.
The Alma Mater Society voted
last November to oust all vendors
from the SUB concourse because
some AMS members said:
• they blocked pedestrian traffic
in SUB;
• they constituted a fire hazard;
• they took business away from
the AMS co-op bookstore;
• dissatisfied customers were
directing their hostility towards
the AMS;
• the vendors were not students
but outside commercial interests
• the vendors were not paying
any kind of rental fee.
Lacey Freeman, who makes and
sells jewellery for a living, said the
dismissal of the vendors was unfair. "It is my only source of income and my business has been cut
by one-third by this move," he
He said he would be willing to
pay rent but he was unaware of the
fire regulations. "I'd be willing to
police the area myself, though, if
that's what they want."
"If dissatisfied customers are
complaining to the AMS about us
then I'd be happy to sell all my
goods with a written guarantee,"
said Freeman.
There have been charges some of
the vendors sell goods produced by
large city stores. Freeman
suggested a screening process to
prevent such people from selling
on campus.
He said the biggest advantage of
allowing the vendors back would
ibe the savings they could offer the
Beach people enjoy idyllic setting
Though the authorities don't recognize the
fact, there are people bypassing the housing
shortage by living in the idyllic setting of
Wreck Beach, down the cliffs from campus.
The number of people living on the beach is
unknown, however, because it is illegal to live
None of its inhabitants want to be identified
— or even admit they are more than just
regular visitors.
On Tuesday, during a visit to the beach, The,
Ubyssey talked with a man, who refused to
give his name, who said he has lived on the
beach for two months.
He refused to say that anyone but himself is
living there, but did mention a small, ever-
changing community which dissolves in late
fall and reappears in the first warmth of
He said the population has thinned lately,
but it is safe to say he is not the only occupant.
The beach is not inhabited by "riff raff," he
said, and added he doesn't know of any
students living on the beach. Those who live
there have jobs or independent sources of
income, he said.
"There's an airline stewardess who comes
here to camp on her time off, and an art critic
from the Toronto Star who comes out for a
-few weeks at a time," he said.
"When some bum comes here and tries to
rip off or bother people, I tell him to get the
hell out, or at least away from me."
He said he lives on the beach because he
likes it, not because he can't afford accommodation somewhere else.
"I sometimes spend more living down here
than I would anywhere else," he said. "I've
gone through over $1,000 in a couple of weeks
— but I was supporting 10 people at the time."
He said there were periods during the
summer when there were more than 40
campers on the beach, most of them transients.
The only problem with living on the beach is
the police, he said.
"They come down here and walk all the
way around to Spanish Banks quite often. But
they'll never find my tent, and to them I'm
just another guy taking a walk on the beach,"
he said.
"Oh sure, some of them know I camp here
— but they can't prove it."
A spokesman for the RCMP's university
detachment said Tuesday the beach was
patrolled last week and there was no one
living there "unless they're holed up in the
So the unidentified man who lives on the
beach doesn't worry too much about the
Instead, he said, he has a net and takes an
occasional salmon or smelt from the strait
and eats them with some wine while watching
the sun set over the Pacific.
"I came down that cliff one day," he said.
"I took one look and said there ain't no way
I'm going to leave here."
Graham Vance, SUB manager,
said the term "crafts people" does
not apply to many of the vendors
since they simply resell goods that
they purchased elsewhere. "But
there are some legitimate craftspeople involved and maybe they
should be supported," he said.
Vance said the co-op bookstore
received more business during the
second term last year but would
not say whether this could be
linked to the removal of the vendors.
The referendum requires a 15
per cent voter turnout and at least
two-thirds must vote in favor
before it can pass.
Labor talks
at SFU
begin again
Negotiations will -resume at
Simon Fraser University Saturday
between the striking 71-member
International Union of Operating
Engineers, local 882, and the SFU
The resumed talks will take
place as the strike enters its fourth
Union business manager BUI
Kadey said Wednesday that the
union will continue its offer to
reduce its contract demands to
hourly wage parity with UBC
tradesmen on a 35-hour week.
The union official said SFU
engineers currently get almost $2
per hour less than their counterparts at UBC.
Kadey said the union originally
asked for parity with UBC workers
on a 37-hour work week, but
reduced this demand to a 35-hour
week when it was indicated that
SFU might agree to the deal.
But the offer from the university
administration never
materialized, said Kadey, so the
union went on strike Sept. 8.
Kadey said the SFU administration originally offered the
union a 10.8 per cent increase. He
said the parity with UBC on a 35-
hour work week would amount to
an 18 per cent increase.
"We want the same hourly wage
as a UBC carpenter," Kadey said.
The striking SFU workers include    carpenters,     painters,
machinists and electricians.
All unions at SFU, including the
650-member Association of
University and College Employees, have honored picket lines.
Faculty and students have
continued to hold classes during
the strike, but factions of students
have demonstrated their support
for the picketing workers. Page 4
Thursday, September 30, 1976
Why have a vote on this?
UBC student leaders, incompetent
organizers that they are, have enough
trouble getting people out to vote at
important elections and
referenda. They're going to have to
give away door prizes to get anyone
Friday's     vendors'
That one, for the approximately
23,000 of you who don't really care,
allows us to vote on whether or not
vendors can return to SUB.
They've   been   there   for   years.
Then, last spring, the Alma Mater
Society's co-op bookstore, in SUB
basement, snivelled to the AMS
council that the vendors were taking
business away from them.
(The   co-op   bookstore,   by   the
way, peddles books only on the side,
despite its name; its primary line of
business, taking up most of the front
of the store, is artsy-craftsy
knicknacks. That's where the
vendors were hurting it — they were
selling better, cheaper.)
So AMS council tacked on a
couple of other convenient excuses
— fire regulations, vendors aren't
students, vendors disrupt pedestrian
traffic, blah blah blah — and kicked
them out.
The vendors, who never were
really obnoxious to anyone but the
bookstore, decided council was out
of touch with students and decided
to circulate a petition which would
force the question to go to everyone.
The petition, which needed only 500
signatures, bagged 1,500.
Council should have realized then
that a mistake had been made and
should have overturned its decision.
But oh no. They had to put us
through the misery of a totally
unnecessary referendum on this
insignificant little question.
The referendum needs (assuming
there are 23,000 eligible students) at
least 3,450 people voting two thirds
in favor of letting vendors back into
SUB. There's virtually no chance of
getting that sort of turnout, but the
AMS doesn't care. They will
probably let the issue die right there.
Here's a suggestion to council: if
the referendum doesn't get the
required number of voters but those
who do vote do in favor of the
vendors (even if by 50 per cent plus
one) then council should place the
vendors question on the agenda of
its next meeting and deal with it.
Sometimes when I am back on
campus I pick up a copy of your
paper. The one I have here is of.
Sept. 17 and I was interested to
read the articles on UBC history. I
think it is most important for
providing a sense of perspective.
On PF 3 your article deals with
names of buildings. I attended the
opening of the George Curtis law
complex. However, one day, Curtis
confided to his wife that he would
like his name on an unsculptored
rock placed on the site of his first
office on campus.
This the early graduates — those
who spent at least one year on the
old Fairview campus — have done.
The area is named Fairview Grove
and will have very shortly a
weatherproof kiosk containing
photos —including the one on your
PF 3 — and a brief UBC history.
As you noted, buildings are not
always named after dead persons,
nor after faculty (Vanier
I agree that it would appear that
Leonard Klinck's memory has
been slighted, so I thought I shoul<
clear the matter up. President
Klinck, as you know, was the first
dean of agriculture, succeeding to
the presidency on the prematurely
tragic death of Frank Wesbrook
(UBC's first administration
While he was in office and at
various times since, attempts were
made by the authorities to name a
building after him; the large
forestry - agricultural place is the
latest example. Phyllis Ross, the
first woman chancellor, has been
so honored, as have Margaret
MacKenzie, wife of president-
emeritus Norman MacKenzie, and
Aldyen Hamber, wife of another
noted chancellor,  Eric  Hamber.
My husband, the late chief
justice Sherwood Lett was also
honored in this way, to his great
embarrassment. He did write —
with the help of myself and the late
Ed Mulhern and Harry Logan —
the first Alma Mater Society
constitution. However, he was an
active lawyer and judge and never
on the faculty. He also served in
and survived two wars, ending
with the rank of Brigadier, M.C.,
D.S.O. and C.B.E.
This letter was written for your
information and also for your
Evelyn Story Lett
Ahem 1
The article on the Charles Crane
Memorial Library for the blind
was generally well-received here
at Crane except for a few very
important inaccuracies, which I
would like to correct.
1. The $5.00 interlibrary loan fee
aoes not ap-)ly to those public
libraries which are members of the
British Columbia Library
Federation or to any public schools
or colleges herein B.C., thanks to a
grant from the department of
education, Victoria, which covers
those fees for this year.
2. Referring to myself, "He and
four volunteer book readers ...
read books ..."In fact, I do not
read onto tape but spend my full
time on technical work. Crane has
a crew of 40 dedicated volunteers
and three professional readers.
3. The  library   does  not  need
more readers at this time; rather,
we need more up-to-date recording
studios and more technicians.
4. The third paragraph of the
sub-article entitled Blind Library
Cramped should read "Library
assistant Valerie Hunt" not
"Assistant secretary Nancy
Eric Ellington
technician, Crane Library
Ahem 2
With much grief we bring to your
attention an editing mistake in
Friday's Ubyssey. It seems a
picture of our boat race team
appeared on its cover. This is
excusable since The Ubyssey (as
everyone knows) prints only that
which is informative, truthful and
of socially redeeming value.
However, you connotea our boat
race team as being comprised of
engineers! This in inhuman and
unpardonable (slander, rape,
bloody murder!). Life has been
misery lately!
We feel a retraction of this
libelous statemeHt is in order.
J. Cookman
D. Balmos
R. Woodside
T. Toes
P.S. We're pissed off.
We wish to bring to the attention
of the patrons of UBC the recent
surfacing of a rather salacious
underground publication. We
refer, of course, to that "popular"
pulp periodical, the Plank.
After  reviewing   this   year's
SEPTEMBER 30, 1976
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 offices are located in room
241K of the Student Union Building. Editorial departments,
228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; Advertising, 228-3977.
Co-Editors: Sue Vohanka, Ralph Maurer
As the fog rolled into the Ubyssey office Doug Rushton, who wasn't
there, began to panic. The curses flying between Ralph Maurer and Sue
Vohanka were muffled by the damp greyness which crept over Marcus Gee,
Chris Gainor, Heather Walker and Bill Tielman. Burce Constantineau, Gord
Robertson and Deb van der Gracht screeched as their typewriters rusted in
mid-sentence. Deryl Moog noticed the fog, but kept snapping picture
anyway. Verne McDonald, Lawrle McMahen, Ted Davis and Doug
McMullin sat grinning in the sudden dark and Ian Currie and Steve Howard
giggled to think that all this fog could come from the heads of two
edition we feel that the time has
come to give vent to our indignation. In spite of the inclusion
of some rather spicy details on the
Royal Commission on Forest
Resources, the majority of the text
was devoted to vehement attacks
on engineering students. Such an
onslaught of abuse directed at the
members of our' superlative
faculty is both unprincipled and
In addition, such activities do
little to promote or enhance the
academic environment of this
Keeping this in mind we would
like to say that should the rabble
concerned with this year's effort
decide to put out another edition
next year, it would be looked upon
favorably if they would see fit to
follow the first law of journalism:
namely, keep it clean, boys.
Robin Gill
engineering 2
Joe Noyesugi
engineering 3
Shaun Lahay
engineering 2
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers.
Letters should be signed and
Pen names will be used when the
writer's real name is also included
for our information in the letter or
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, grammar or taste.
Letters should be addressed to
the paper care of campus mail or
dropped off at The Ubyssey office,
SUB 241-K. Thursday, September 30, 1976
Page 5
Something's happening here
• • • but nobody seems to care what it is
When? Why? How Much? Who
Decides? Who cares?
When?: Almost certainly next
Why: The university gets almost
all its funds for operating expenses
from two sources: the provincial
government operating grant and
student fees. This year the
provincial government didn't give
UBC anywhere near what was
requested. As a result all the
budgets within the university had
to be cut back. This is common
knowledge, but where does the
push to raise student fees come
Basil Peters, student beard of governors
member, says tuition tees will probably
rise $200 this year — unless we
start doing something now
Kenny is not simply keeping quiet;
he does not know.) The amounts of
the increases have not been
Just for argument's sake, consider a few facts. In the 1950s UBC
It doesn't require a degree in
economics to figure out, once you
realize that over 80% of all the
operating expenses of the
university are wages, and the
largest portion of this is paid to
faculty. That's right, the
professors who teach your classes
are the ones who are pushing to
increase your fees. Not the administration and not the minister
of education (yet).
Granted, if you want a good
university you have to be able to
attract, and keep, the best
professors. Many of UBC's best are
taking appointments elsewhere,
primarily because UBC is having
difficulty paying competitive
wages. Most people agree the
professors deserve a yearly increase, but should the students pay
for it?
This is a question of philosophy.
Some people argue that the
students should pay all the costs of
their education because government subsidized education subsidizes the children of the "upper
socio-economic strata and ensures
them a place in that segment of
society. This makes the rich richer
and the poor poorer.
Others feel that if fees go up then
a university education is made
even less accessible to students
from lower income families or who
can't find high-paying summer
How much: This, of course, is the
vital question. Right now, nobody
knows. (Despite what may have
been inferred in what you've read,
administration president Doug
students paid up to approximately
25 per cent of the university
operating costs. We now pay about
10 percent.
Fees have not increased at UBC
for roughly a decade. At the same
time the real value of our dollar
has decreased (recently the rate of
inflation has been about 10 per
cent). So each year we've had an
effective reduction in fees.
To speculate on how much more
we could conceivably have to pay
we have to consider the provincial
government's $7.5 million special
grant to the three universities this
year. UBC got about $4.5 million.
At the time this money was given it
was emphasized that it was a one
time only, special arrangement to
meet salary commitments.
That's great, but UBC doesn't
have any one-time only salary
commitments. All the people on
campus who are paid salaries will
be expecting an increase next
year, not a decrease.
If the ' provincial government
doesn't somehow include the $4.5
million in the grant to UBC next
year, where will the money come
from? To get $4.5 million from
about 23,000 students, each student
would have to pay about $200 more.
Who decides?: The decision on
the amount of the fee increases will
be made by the UBC board of
governors. But there is a Catch-22
situation associated with the
The Universities Council decides
on how much of the total provincial
government grant is given to each
of the three universities. If one
university increased their fees
would they receive less of the
provincial government operating
Again nobody seems to know.
Fee increases are a political
question. At the university level
the board and administration are
caught between the students and
the people on campus who receive
salaries. So far on campus the push
has been one-sided — raise fees.
At the provincial government
level the education department is
caught between the disgruntled
taxpayers and those who are
sympathetic to subsidized post-
secondary education. The forces
acting at the government level are
not easily resolved.
But it is fairly obvious that the
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average taxpayer is less willing to
have his tax dollar spent on
university education. This is due to
an overall degradation of the
public image of the university.
Who cares?: The profs say raise
fees. The taxpayers aren't sure if
university education is cost effective. The president says no fee
increase. Nobody knows what
McGeer thinks. What about the
students and student- representatives?
A recent Ubyssey article quoting
student opinions on fee increases
indicates students think increases
are inevitable and they aren't too
At the end of the summer there
was   a   special   weekend-long
seminar for members of the UBC
student representative assembly.
Fee increases were discussed. The
consensus was that we have been
getting a reasonably good deal.
About half the people there didn't
seem to care much.
There was a time not that long
ago when hundreds and hundreds
of UBC students trekked all the
way down to the Bayshore Inn to
protest student fees. The only way
this could happen today is if trips to
Hawaii and kegs of beer were
given away.
If you care, write a letter to the
Ubyssey, get ahold of your SRA
rep, go to the SRA meetings (7 p.m.
on alternating Wednesdays). Do
The Ubyssey invites rebuttals to
Peters' opinion piece; those
considered worth publishing will
be run on this page, our regular
opinion page.
This page, incidentally, doesn't
have a name yet. The Ubyssey also
welcomes suggestions.
Auditions    Oct 2 & 3
12-6 p.m. UBC Old Aud.
for more info
come by the
MUSSOC office
SUB 218
BE     ALLOWED     IN     SUB.     POLLS    WILL    BE
General Poll
in the following buildings or areas
Polls will be open between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m.
—Gage Residences
—Vanier Residences
—Totem Park Residences
Between 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Chief Electoral Officer Page 6
Thursday, September 30, 1976
Marie Birney
reads today
Earle Birney will be reading
selections of his poetry today at
noon in Buchanan 106.
Birney's works are widely
known. His poem David is perhaps
the most famous poem ever
written by a British Columbian.
He has won numerous awards,
including the Leacock Medal for
Humor for his novel Turvey.
Birney, 72, was a UBC
professor for many years and was
the first head of the creative
writing program.
It's time again for you to
bleed, and you could win booze
or food.
The annual Red Cross blood
drive is back once again.
Hot flashes
This year the Red Cross has a
great need for blood.
The blood drive begins Monday
and continues until Oct. 8. Times
are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily in SUB
207,209,211 and 215.
TAs, please        Welfare
The club operates on a
non-profit basis and offers its
members recreational skiing and
social events at a reasonable price.
For further information call
There is a meeting for grad
teaching assistants only at noon
today in the committee room of
the Graduate Student Centre.
The meeting will discuss pay
for graduate TA-ships.
Another topic of discussion
will be a proposal to form an
organization to represent grad
Ski bums
The Pacific Ski Club is holding
a "blast-off" dance Friday at the
graduate student centre.
Admission is $2 for members and
$3 for non-members.
The Vancouver People's Law
School is offering a free course
about welfare rights. Topics will
include eligibility, basic rates,
special needs and appeal
The course will be held Oct. 12
- 14 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at
Vancouver Technical School,
2600 East Broadway. To
pre-register call 681-7532.
'Tween classes
discuss    cabin,    noon,
Meeting   to
Chem 150.
Iranian-dance workshop, 2:30 p.m.,
SUB ballroom.
Organizational meeting, noon, SUB
UBC   psychology   professor Gordie
Neufleld, noon, Chem 250.
General meeting, noon, SUB 247.
Practice, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., winter
sports centre.
Meeting   for   people   who   want   to
play    for   the    team,    noon,    War
Memorial Gym.
Meet chaplain Bernice Gerard, 7:30
p.m., Lutheran campus centre.
Square dance lessons, noon to 2:30
p.m., SUB 212.
Organizational meeting, noon, SUB
Party and elections, noon, SUB 213.
Speech       about       admissions      to
dentistry, noon, IRC 1.
Film, Queen of the Dark Chamber,
noon, SUB 205.
General meeting, noon, Bu. 204.
Organizational       meeting,       noon,
graduate   centre,   committee  room.
Introductory    lecture,    7:30    p.m.,
SUB 215.
General meeting, noon, SUB 119.
Practice, 5 to 7 p.m., Place Vanier
General       meeting,       noon,      Old
Meeting   for   weekend   trip,   noon,
SUB 213.
International      students     program
committee      executive      elections,
noon,    International    House   room
Joggers three  mile run, noon, War
Memorial Gym field.
Men's       and       women's       hockey
registration,    all    day,    Intramurals
General meeting, noon, SUB 215.
Classical   Hindustani   vocal   recital,
noon, music building, recital hall.
General  meeting,  noon,  Angus 24.
Organizational meeting, noon, SUB
French practice, noon, International
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5 — Coming Events
RUMMAGE SALE. Saturday, Oct. 2,
University Hill United Church, University Boulevard and Toronto Road.
10:30  a.m.-l:00 p.m.
ROCK WITH KWAK, Friday, October
1. 8:30-1:00. Totem Park. $1.50 with
res   card,   $2.50   without.
10 — For Sale — Commercial
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PAIR Imura wooden skis with cable
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after   8:00.
LIKE NEW. Engineering jacket with
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EARN $25 for 24 hours lying In a dark
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Page 7
Differential fees attacked
students and the president of the
Nova Scotia College of Art and
Design (NSCAD) have changed
their minds about differential fees
for international students.
Last March students called for a
reduced fee for Canadian students
but college president Gary Kennedy said he wouldn't consider it.
Early this month Kennedy announced he wanted to double fees
for international students to $1,560 *
in January. Now student leaders
say they will fight any differential
fee proposal.
Fine arts representative Don
Soucy said Monday that "Unless
you equate creativity with wealth"
the fee increase will "set very
strict limitations on the type of
people who will be able to con
tribute to the Halifax art community."
He said: "It is necessary for a
flourishing art community to have
different geographical and cultural
Kennedy said he thinks the fee
hike is justified because the large
number of Americans who attend
the college do so to get a cheap
He said there is no problem for
third world and other international
students whose fees would also
Student president Brian Perkins
said Kennedy's assertions are
"based on half-truths, total
misinformation and illogic. The
administration has made absolutely no attempt to solicit
student opinion on the matter."
Kennedy claimed: "Student fee
income has not been increasing at
the same rate as has the cost of
operating the college, or at the
same rate of increase as other
revenues... the added income from
increased fees to out-of-country
students is substantial."
Students have backed their stand
by pointing to a recent decision by
the University of Manitoba senate
to reject differential fees. They add
that decisions to hike fees for internationals in Ontario this year
and Alberta next year have been
initiated by governments.
Housing looks good
If you're still looking for a place
to live on campus pickings are slim
but if you're looking off campus
you can afford to be choosy.
Gage Towers has been filled,
while Place Vanier offers only a
few doubles for women and no
rooms for men. Totem Park has 14
double rooms and 19 singles for
women, but men's accommodation
has dwindled to two single rooms.
Waiting lists for Place Vanier and
Totem Park are no longer being
Some rooms are offered to male
applicants by the Phi Kappa
Sigma, Phi Epselom and Kappa
Sigma fraternities but others are
The off-campus opportunities
are better, with about 50 listings
daily coming into the off-campus
housing office in SUB. House suites
and shared accommodation
listings are highest while student
inquiries are decreasing.
"We are not busy, we get approximately thirty-five to forty
inquiries per day," said Dave
Johnson, UBC's off-campus
housing co-ordinator.
The off-campus housing service
offers many available places and
people have been quite choosy. But
the service does not deal with
apartment blocks. "If you want an
apartment then drive around
looking for apartments advertising
vacancies," advises Johnson.
On-campus housing information
is found in the administration
building's residence office, and off-
campus information is at the off-
campus housing desk in SUB.
There are still a few spots available for faculty, staff
and graduate students who wish to participate in this
year's volleyball competition. Information and
registration of teams can be made by contacting Mr.
Frank Maurer, Hut B-8, Room 100F, Phone
will be accepted at the A.M.S. Business Office, S.U.B.,
during business office hours.
No   applications  will   be  accepted  after  4:00   p.m.,
Friday, October 1, 1976.
Dick Byl,
Selection Committee Chairman
9 P.
TUESDAY - FRIDAY  . 8 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. NIGHTLY
SATURDAYS    7 p.m. -12:30 a.m. NIGHTLY
HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY 8 - 9:00 p.m.
FAMILY HOUR SATURDAY     7 - 8:00 p.m.
'The Little Bank That's Always Open!'
At U.B.C.
We are pleased to announce the placement of
an "fNSTABANK" cash dispenser at our
Student Union Building Branch. You may
now withdraw cash from your chequing
account on a 24-hour-a-day basis. There will
be no additional charge for use of the
dispenser and the CampusBank card is free!
With CampusBank
you can ...
• withdraw     cash     from     your
personal chequing account
• avoid line ups
• make deposits
have 24 hour a day
week service
— 7 day a
obtain up to $25 cash a day
to use
Insert your card
(face up), with the
magnetic stripe on the
right hand side.
Punch in your
four digit pergonal identification
code. (If you make
a mistake, press
CLEAR key and
start again. After
three incorrect
tries, Instabank
will keep your
card as a security
:m Page 8
Thursday, September 30, 1976
f «pH«no College cutbacks
1,700 students lose courses
About 1,700 students could not
enrol in courses they wanted at
Capilano College this term, faculty
association vice-president Bob
Bagshaw said Wednesday.
Because of a severe cutback in
provincial government funding the
college has. had to significantly
reduce the number of course
sections it offers.
"We've had no attention on the
part of the government," said
Bagshaw. There seems to be a
willingness and a desire to let this
college go down the drain."
The college lost 44 sections this
term, bringing the total number of
courses cut to 99 in the last two
"To maintain the status quo
from last year, we needed a 15 per
cent   increase   of   funds,"   said
Bagshaw. The college got 8.5 per
cent this year.
But last year the college offered
55 less course sections than it felt
were needed, Bagshaw said.
"We have one of the highest
enrolment demands and we are the
only college being cut down on
Committees 'just a token gesture'
One of the members of a committee to improve the status of
women at UBC said Wednesday the
committee is a token gesture by
the university administration.
Francis Wasserlein, one of eight
members of a union-staff committee set up during the summer,
said "studies of this sort seem to be
going on all the time."
But Wasserlein said she hopes
the committee will be able to
improve the status of women at
"My feeling is that it's just
another attempt by the administration to at least appear to
be doing something about the
situation of women employed at
the university," she said.
But administration vice-
president Erich Vogt denied
Monday the committees were set
up as a token gesture to UBC
women. He said everyone connected with the committees had
taken their work very seriously.
He warned the problems of
women would not be over when the
committees finish their work.
"There is a danger in thinking
the problem is finished when the
committees work is finished. It is a
long range problem of attitudes in
our society today," said Vogt.
The objective of the union-staff
committee is to study hiring and
promotion practices  for  women
Rag office reopened
after occupation
' weekend occupation by staff of the
student newspaper at the
University of Waterloo of the
newspaper's offices has spurred a
reversal of student council efforts
to shut the paper down.
At a special meeting after the
occupation, the university's
students' federation overturned a
decision by the federation
executive to suspend publication of
The Chevron pending an investigation of the paper's internal
The federation executive had
changed locks on Chevron office
doors and called campus security
to guard the office.
But one Chevron staff member
managed to enter the locked offices to pick up personal
belongings.'Once inside, he refused
to leave, and was soon joined by
additional Chevron staff members.
The federation executive told the,
special meeting it decided to close
the newspaper office because of
rumors that editor Adrian Rodway
quit after "political pressure"
from other staff members.
Federation president Shane
Roberts said he was concerned
that members of the Anti-
Imperialist Alliance, a campus
political group, were taking over
the paper.
Rodway said he had been
pressured, but denounced the
federation executive's action in
closing the office and added that he
planned to continue working on
The Chevron.
Representatives of both
Canadian University Press and the
Ontario Federation of Students
attended the special meeting and
opposed^ the attempt to close
Chevron offices.
After rejecting the decision, the
federation set up a committee to
investigate the problems between
the federation and the paper.
library and clerical workers at the
university, Wasserlein said, but
the committee has yet to start
Association of University and
College Employees member
Fairleigh Funston said Wednesday
the library and clerical workers
union elected four members three
weeks ago to sit on the committee
but the union is still awaiting action by the administration.
The administration must add
four "professional supervisory"
women to complete the committee.
But the union-staff committee is
only one of four set up by UBC
administration president Doug
Kenny to improve the status of
Six months ago Kenny
established a deans committee to
study academic and post-
univeristy opportunities for
After a preliminary look at the
reports they reveal no major
problems with the status of women
at UBC, Vogt said.
There are "only a few smaller
Freaks debut on film
SAN FRANCISCO (ENS-CUP)—The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers,
those dope-smoking underground comics characters, will finally find
their way onto the silver screen.
Producers Paul Badu and Richard Dupell say they will begin filming
the Freak Brothers in Gone with the Weed early next year.
The story will involve the brothers' efforts to remain high, while
avoiding the ever-present Norbert the Nark. The feature-length film is
tentatively set for release next fall.
The Freak Brothers film will feature live actors, rather than
animation. And the actors will be selected through a unique casting
contest to raise money for the National Organization for the Reform of
Marijuana Laws.
An Oct. 21 benefit in San Fransisco will feature a Fabulous Furry Freak
Brothers Look-Alike Contest, with winners invited to make a screen test
for the film's lead roles.
items that will have to be looked
at," he said.
But Vogt declined to comment
about what the "smaller items"
are until the administration fully
evaluates the reports.
The deans committee was asked
to make plans to help women
graduates get jobs in their area of
study, an examination of courses
taking into account the role of
women, and a dscription of current
and guture plans to advise both
male and female students about
graduate study in areas of study
currently dominated by one sex.
Vogt said the administration
hopes to make recommendations
based on the deans reports by early
Another one of Kenny's moves to
improve the status of women was
to ask student services to compile a
30 page booklet telling female
students that faculties
traditionally dominated by men
are open to women.
Student services director
Alexander Shirran said Wednesday a female graduate from
every faculty with an enrolment of
less than 25 per cent was asked to
write an explanation of why she
chose that faculty.
Shirran said 30,000 of the
booklets will be printed and
distributed to high schools
throughout B.C.
The fourth women's committee
finished its work in July..
The women's salary equalization
committee recommended the
university spend about $50,000 to
bring the salaries of 29 women
professors up to the level of their
male peers.
courses offered," he said. A two
year electronics program has been
cut, although 25 career programs
are still offered.
"Wecan'toffer evening sections,
they're almost wiped out."
Total enrolment is close to 3,000,
down 300 from last year. Bagshaw
estimates enrolment would have
been more than 4,000, had the
college been able to finance the
sections which were cut.
The provincial government has
granted Douglas College $80,000 to
accommodate increased
enrolment but Capilano College
has been ignored, he said.
Bagshaw and his faculty
negotiation team are also
dissatisfied with the lack of
pressure upon the government by
the Capilano college countil to
increase funding.
The college council consists of
six trustees elected to council in
West Vancouver, North Vancouver
and Squamish, and six political
appointees from the department of
Five full-time faculty members
have been laid off as a result of this
fall's cutbacks, while the college
faces further cuts in the spring.
Faculty members are
dissatisfied, but "We aren't in the
mood to strike at all, we won't
retaliate like that, we want to
teach," Bagshaw said. He also
dismissed a work to rule campaign. "You don't work to rule to
have an institution survive."
Many student's plans have been
disrupted by the budget cut.
"Students who eventually want to
transfer to UBC come here and
find that, for example, they can get
math, chemistry and English, but
physics is full. He cannot get credit
for first year."
Lab fees have been increased
and classrooms are fuller,
Bagshaw said. The college can no
longer afford to buy films, and
present storage of films is very
low. "It's precarious whether
we're a viable unit now," he said.
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