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 the Ubyssey
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, Tuesday; October 3,1989
Vol 72, No 8
SAC still to decide quorum for SRC
by Steve Conrad
Although preliminary results
indicate the NO side outvoted the
YES side by a 2612 to 1766 margin
in last week's Student Recreation
Facility referendum, it has not yet
been determined whether the NO
side reached quorum.
The Registrar's office has
been unable to provide accurate
estimates of student enrollment
for the last week due to computer
difficulties, explains director of
administration Andrew Hicks. In
addition, the elections commission
has yet to decide on which figure to
base the calculation of quorum—
the total enrollment has fluctuated over the course ofthe five day
A NO decision will be validated only if its vote total achieves
10% ofthe registered day students
on campus.
According to the Registrar
last night, those opposed to the
planned Student Recreation Facility fell a mere 90 votes short ofthe
2702 needed to defeat the proposal.
The Registrar estimated total
student numbers to be 27,021 Friday afternoon, but this figure in-
Svend salutes Al
by Mark Nielsen
Even in a world of overwhelming
injustice, one person can still help
free a political prisoner, Svend
Robinson told about 50 people at
an Amnesty International meeting yesterday at UBC.
"I know it makes a difference
because I've had the privilege of
being able to travel myself to many
ofthe countries in which there are
prisoners of conscience," said
In Chile, Robinson visited an
imprisoned student leader who
had been been tortured, arrested,
released and re-arrested, and
would have been put to death if not
for letters from Amnesty International.
The NDP MP, who was a
member of the human rights organization while a student at
UBC, was helping to launch Amnesty International Week on campus.
Robinson also congratulated
the UBC club on a two year effort
which helped lead to the release of
Basile Legba, who was suspected
of being a communist, from a
prison in Benin, West Africa.
"It's the scrutiny of the outside world. It's the awareness that
someone gives a damn, and is
prepared to take the time that
makes the difference," he said.
Robinson reminded his audience that human rights are
abused close to home as well as far
away. Amnesty was there when
four Innu people in Labrador,
fighting to stop low-level military
flights over their homeland, were
jailed after blocking a Canadian
Forces runway in Goose Bay.
"There as well, Amnesty International has looked at the imprisonment of native elders—im
prisoned why? Because they're
seeking to defend their lives and
their livelihoods, and their nation."
"That's the reality, so we have
to be prepared to clean up our own
back yard as well."
Robinson said the work of
Amnesty International helped
prevent the re-introduction of
capital punishment in Canada.
He drew applause when he
said the death penalty will probably not become an issue again
because it couldn't be pushed
through even a conservative-
dominated parliament.
Robinson also lambasted the
Chinese government after more
than 1,000 students were massacred in Tiananmen Square
while protesting for democracy.
"The founding ideals [of the
People's Republic] have been distorted in that wave of violence,
brutality and bloodshed, both in
Tiananmen Square and afterwards," he said.
Although Amnesty International organizations have no direct influence on issues within
their respective nations, Robinson
said the Canadian groups are still
important to him as an MP.
"These are global questions
and I'm a citizen of the world as
well, and I'm concerned about
what's going on in other countries,
and what Amnesty has been doing
is really important there."
Other events related to AI
Week include letter writing at
lunch hour on Monday and Tuesday in SUB main concourse, and
talks on human rights in Guatemala on Wednesday, and on Canada's new refugee law on Thursday, both will take place in SUB
205 at noon.
eluded approximately 624 students taking only night classes
who are not supposed to be used in
calculating quorum.
Preliminary results also show
there were 27 spoiled ballots and
31 irregularities.
Andrew Hicks said he felt it
was unfortunate the outcome was
so close.
Warren Whyte, who had
waged his own NO campaign,
called Warren Against the Recreation Facility, said,"It's too bad
more people didn't get out and
vote. But the ratio of YES votes to
NO votes shows that those who
took the time to look into the issue
found something seriously wrong
with the SRC."
Joanna Harrington, representative for Students for the
Negation of Outrageous Taxation
(SNOT) said, "This vote is a clear
indication of what students want
and I think it's high time the AMS
started listening."
Board of Governors student
representative Tim Bird, a YES
campaigner, noted that quorum is
intended as a means of preventing
students from being subjected to
non-representative decisions.
"No doubt there is a specific
group of students feeling they've
been robbed of something they
worked hard to stop, but if things
had gone the other way the same
feelings would have existed on the
other side," he said.
The election results do not
become official until they are ratified at next Wednesday's council
meeting, and the SAC elections
committee devises some formula
for determining quorum.
Students have until this Friday to protest any percieved irregularities in the referendum.
Pro-democracy activists fast in camp at Main Street station.
Chinese build tent city
Buses which unloaded Arts 20 runners.
by Carol Hui
Some feasted while others
The Chinese community in
Vancouver was divided on the
40th anniversary of the People's
Republic of China, October 1.
There were those who fasted
in memory of the students who
died in the Tiananmen Square
massacre on June 3, and those who
believed the the celebration
should go ahead.
The Vancouver Society in
Support of Democratic Movement
(VSSDM) organized a 25 hour
program consisting of symposiums on democracy, the singing of
Chinese songs about courage and
hope, and skits satirizing the
Communist Party.
"We, migrants in Vancouver,
Canada and international supporters of human rights, dedicate
wreaths, and fast today to express
our deepest grief," said VSSDM
chair Raymond Chan in the opening elegy.
A tent city at Main and Terminal was constructed for fasters
and supporters staying over
night. At its peak, there were 506-
supporters at the demonstration.
Less than 300 metres away, at
the Hong Kong Garden Restaurant, the Chinese Benevolent Association (CBA) organized a dinner banquet, inviting a Chinese
Communist Party representative
to celebrate the Chinese national
day.Earlier on Saturday, the Chinese Cultural Centre sponsored
dragon and lion dances as well as
martial art demonstrations.
"There are a few people who
are resorting to unwarranted protest and unjust attack," said Bill
Yee, president of the CBA in his
opening speech. "Their actions
have caused disharmony and friction. A divided Chinese community is not beneficial to Canadian
He commended the Chinese
government from delivering
China from "semi-colonialism"
and industrializing, educating
and improving the lives of the
Chinese people.
At the VSSDM's memorial
service Chan spoke about the
importance of democracy and outlined the mandates set out in a
Paris conference for a democratic
China. He did not mention the
actions of the CBA in his speech.
UBC faculty, students and
alumni were present at both
When asked about his feelings about the celebration of the
Chinese national day, a first year
science student at the CBA banquet said, "Our master told us to be
here, we have no choice." Then he
was asked what .ie would do if
given the choice. The student
replied,"No comment."
Professor Ping Mah of the
Statistics Department participated in the fast.
"They (the CBA) are businessmen supporting the government
for practical reasons. If they wish
to celebrate the government then
they should do it as individuals,"
said Mah. "Any organization celebrating should not bear the name
Chinese, for they no longer represent us."
NDP MLA Emery Barnes was
present at both events. He expressed concern about the split in
the Chinese community and volunteered to mediate between the
two groups.
"I don't want to take sides but
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October 3,1989 NEWS
Turner urges students to be tolerant
by Joe Altwasser
and Catherine Lu
Students must "get informed"
and use their "brains" to participate in the democratic workings of
the country, said John Turner in
what may have been his last
speech on campus as head of the
federal Liberal party.
"Our system doesn't work on
automatic pilot," said Turner at
SUB Auditorium, in a speech yesterday sponsored by the Arts
Undergraduate Society.
The former PM, currently
Quadra's MP, commented on is
sues as diverse as the recent and
impending VIA Rail cuts, the environment, and the need for more
female MPs in Parliament.
He also expressed a special
concern about the divisive sentiments across the country in recent
"When 36 per cent of B.C.
doesn't give a damn if Quebec
stays in the Confederation, we
have a problem," he said.
"Forty per cent of Quebecers
have voted for a party that isn't
playing around...they want independence," Turner remarked.
Turner urged Canadians to
Profs seek dwarfs
by Monika Delmos
and Laura Hanson
Recent research by two UBC
professors supports a theory
which states 95% of the universe
may consist of "missing mass,"
implying what is known to exist
may only compose 5% of the universe's mass.
UBC astronomy professors
Dr.Harvey Richer and Dr. Gregory
Fahlman are currently actively
searching for the answer to the
missing mass problem. In the past
ten years, substellar objects
known as "Brown Dwarfs" have
been hypothesized strongly by
astronomers as a solution to this
A star is a ball of hydrogen
and helium gas which is self-luminous and of great mass. Brown
Dwarfs, however, are not luminous thus making it invisible to
even the highest powered telescope.
"A Brown Dwarf is just a star
that never made it," says Richer.
"It's mass was so low—about 10%
the mass of the sun—that even
when it contracted down, it never
got hot enough to make nuclear
reactions go in the centre."
From their studies of visible
stars similar to Brown Dwarfs,
Fahlman and Richer have reasoned—by assuming continuity of
the mass-luminosity ratios—that
a large number of Brown Dwarfs
do exist.
Although Brown Dwarfs are
visibly insignifican,t their discovery would aid in our understand
ing of star formation. They would
also be instrumental in estimating
an age for the universe.
"They (Fahlman and Richer)
are using a remarkably powerful
technique," says Dr. Gordon
Walker, a fellow colleague. "I
think they are getting tantaliz-
ingly close."
The most recent research
done by Fahlman and Richer took
place in Chile. Use of a Hawaiian
observatory has also helped them
to comprise data concerning
Brown Dwarfs.
In this decade, much research
has gone toward the area of missing mass. The two UBC astronomers are currently in the forefront
of this expedition.
With time allotted to them on
a US owned space telescope,
Richer and Fahlman speculate the
arrival of an explanation regarding the missing mass problem in
the upcoming year. Use of this
telescope was delayed by the Challenger accident in 1986.
"It's a telescope that's going to
revolutionize astronomy—probably to the same extent that Galileo's first telescope did," says
The space telescope is able to
get above the earth's atmosphere
and should establish more definite
Students interested in obtaining more information regarding
Brown Dwarfs and Missing Mass
are recommended to go see Plan-
etQuest, a new presentation at the
Vancouver Planetarium. The
show starts October 7.
remain tolerant. In an impassioned voice, he re-iterated his
support for the Meech Lake Accord, saying the death of Meech
Lake would also mean the demise
of many western Canadian goals.
"I believe in an elected senate
and native rights...but we won't
get it unless Quebec is brought
into the Confederation," he said.
The objections to the "distinct
society" clause meant solely for
Quebec in the accord are misguided, said Turner. Special deals
were made to get B.C. and Newfoundland into the Confederation,
he added.
The leader ofthe Liberal party
also delivered another stinging
attack on Free Trade, emphasizing
the distinctiveness of Canadian
society from American society.
Canada did not have a revolution in its history; rather the nation
was formed through consensus
building, he said.
Also, Americans have prided
themselves on an individualism
which permeates the whole culture, whereas, according to Turner,
Canadians have preferred to curb
their individual freedoms for
peace, order, and good government.
Turner also extolled the tradition of parliamentary government in Canada, noting that the
pressures of the daily reckoning
in the House of Commons, if applied in the United States, would
have ensured a quicker termination of the Vietnam war.
Turner urged students to
continue to build on Canada's
tradition, as an "outward-looking nation," of fostering more
"civil discourse" to solve problems
in the international arena.
"Stand up for your rights," he
UBC profs expect better luck finding Brown Dwarfs in the galaxy after opening the observatory roof
Hansen breaks new ground
"fund sourcing" for disability-related projects, as well as supporting the exchange of information
between different programs.
The federal government, the
provincial government and the
private sector are each expected
to donate $2 million.
Hansen stresses that the
centre will not take money away
from any existing university programs.
"We're accessing new money.
If we do our job right, we'll be
bringing new money and resources onto campus," he told
The centre is still in the early
planning stages, and is not scheduled to open until next spring and
will not become fully operational
until September 1991.
It is hoped the centre will
serve as a model for similar facilities at other universities across
the country.
by Steve Conrad
Rick Hansen unveiled plans
for the proposed Ability Facilitation Centre at last Wednesday's
AMS Council meeting.
In a 20 minute speech,
Hansen explained the centre's
mission to foster an environment
which addresses the concerns of
disabled people on all levels.
Hansen, currently advisor on
disability in President Strangway's office, hopes the centre will
deal with the needs of those who
have sensory and learning disabilities as well as those of the
mobility impaired.
Hansen said the disabled are
underrepresented at UBC. He
noted that in an population the
size ofthe UBC student body there
would ordinarily be 3800 people
suffering from one form of disability or another. However, there are
only 125 reporting disabled students on UBC campus.
"Perhaps this is because we're
not providing adequate services or
because   we're   not  getting   the
message out as to what services are
available," explained Hansen.
Hansen says the president's
office has been very supportive of
the centre, and great strides have
been made on campus in recent
years. However, he sees much still
to be done to create a barrier-free
The centre will concentrate on
four main areas of concern: access,
services, advocacy and research.
The service aspect of the model
will assist disabled students in
attending university and will attempt to ease the transition to
campus life through orientation
and counselling programs.
Advocacy will include lobbying
on behalf of disabled students as
well as helping to foster a more
enlightened view of the disabled.
In the area of access, the centre
will aid in the more efficient design
of new barrier-free structures and
in organizing the renovation of
existing facilities in order to make
them more readily accessible to the
disabled. The     research
wing of the project will assist in
"I would be so proud if we
started something innovative
here at UBC,"
Anthony Shieh runs in Arts 20 Relay
"The Competition" is not all it is cracked up to be
by Christina Park
The Competition is no
longer in competition.
Lack of financial support
has forced the the UBC athletic and intramural departments sports paper to halt
production this year.
According to Intramurals
associate director Joan Webster The Competition hasn't
been published this year because "we had terminated our
dealings with our previous
marketing  firm  because   of
business differences."
She added that there are no
longer any advertising revenues to support the paper.
The future of the paper is
somewhat uncertain at present, but Webster and athletic
information coordinator Don
Wells are now negotiating with
a different marketing firm in
order to obtain ad revenue.
If an agreement can be
reached and enough ads can be
sold, then the sports paper
could be out in six to eight
weeks, said Webster.
October 3,1989
The Competition was
founded and first published
in 1986.
The purpose ofthe paper
was to inform students of upcoming athletic events, tabulate results and cover UBC
athletics and intramurals.
"The Competition was
originally started in order to
accomodate the voluminous
sports material at UBC that
The Ubyssey often could not
cover in the sports section."
said Webster.
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You snooze you lose
by Dale Fallon
A number of students ar- ipset
with workings oi the intently
closed AMS Used Bookstore.
Students who came to retrieve their books last Friday were
surprised to find the operation had
closed the day before.
Although Thursday's closure
was well publicized, many were
shocked that they would not see
their books again until next fall,
when the texts would be for sale
again on a clearance table.
Said one disgruntled student,
"You show up one day late and it's
like you're donating a $40 algebra
But AMS vice-president Sarah
Mair felt the bookstore had done
enough to let people know its regulations, and that many of the dismayed students were "just disor
Other students were angry
when their books were apparently
misplaced or stolen.
The AMS takes no responsibility for texts which disappear
while in their store, afactthatmay
have been overlooked by those who
didn't read the contract they
signed early last month.
Mair was upset that allegations
of incompetence were levelled at
her office's program, though no
one spoke to her directly about it.
"I hear about these problems,"
she said. "But nobody's even left a
note on my door. What am I supposed to do?"
She added that there will be a
last chance to retrieve books, provided the proper form is brought to
her before the university removes
the books this week.
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The transformation of the
Soviet Union into an imperialist
power and the American promotion of the idea that Marxism had
failed, accounted for the euphoria
of the sixties, according to Allen
Soroka, member of the Marxist-
Leninist group.
"(Capitalists) deny the place
and role of the working class in
history, and negate class struggle
as the determining factor of the
development and progress of
human society," he said on Wednesday in a lecture sponsored by
the Marxist-Leninist Group held
at UBC.
Both the US and the post-Stalinist Soviet Union are colonialist
in nature Soroka argued.
Since the Second World War
they (the Soviet Union and the
U.S.) have been struggling to control national liberation movements in the Third World for their
own ends he added.
"U.S. imperialism set in motion   its   propaganda   weapons
against the Soviet Union and
other socialist countries of Europe
and Asia," Soroka said.
Khruschev's seizure of power
in the USSR also worked to the
benefit of the capitalists, according to Soroka.
"The Soviet Union became another player at the colonial empire
roulette wheel," he said. "The
Khruschevites had as their objective the destruction ofthe dictatorship ofthe proletariat, the restoration of capitalism and the transformation ofthe Soviet Union into an
imperialist power."
These factors led to a feeling
in the West that Marxism had
proven to be unsuccessful according to Soroka.
"The U.S. tried to popularize
the idea that U.S. imperialism was
a great thing...they felt that they
had buried Marxism."
Future meetings in the series
will address such topics as the relationship between politics and
culture, youth revolts of the sixties, and Mao Zedong thought.
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October 3,1989 POLICE BRIEFS
At 1:45 am of Saturday September 23rd a second year arts
student was arrested by campus
Parking and Security, when he
was found damaging a newly
planted tree in front ofthe chemistry building. The tree is valued
between $150 and $200.
At around 12:30 of Sunday
September 24 a third year arts
student, majoring in law, was
apprehended by Parking and Security. He was observed smashing
windows to the greenhouses and
found in possession of a vehicle
side mirror. There was also another male person involved who
fled from the scene and has not
been identified. Cost of the damaged windows is $150.
At 1:45 am the same Sunday
morning three UBC students apprehended a fourth year engineering student, when he was seen
kicking and damaging the door
window to the Computer Sciences
building. The students prevented
the suspect from doing further
damage and kept him in their
custody until the police arrived.
The window cost $185.
All three students had been
drinking and two ofthe three were
lodged in police cells until sober.
All matters have been forwarded
to the Crown. A cost of 14 hours at
double time is also required for a
labourer to replace the windows.
RCMP are also investigating
alleged assaults that occurred
during a fight outside Sherwood
Lett House, after the Place Vanier
Dance ended around 1:00 am Saturday September 23rd.
Police responded around
10:50 pm on Monday September
25th to Phi Delta Theta fraternity
regarding noise complaints during
their frosh night.
The RCMP are presently investigating three B&E's that have
occurred in the past week.
Sometime between 4:00 pm
Saturday September 23rd to 10:30
September 24th someone
smashed a window on the south
lower side of the War Memorial
Gym and stole a Technics cassette
deck, a JVC amplifier and a. JVC
Also sometime between 5:00
pm Friday September 22nd to 8:00
am Monday September 25th room
165 ofthe Department of Slavonic
Studies in the Buchanan Building
"E", a suspect entered through an
unsecured window and stole a
Northwest Telecom beige phone
and damaged the phone connector. Approximate value ofthe loss
is $150 also during this time about
$500 worth of Grower's Cider,
Kokanee and Canadian beer was
stolen from the fridge of the "A"
annex ofthe Buchanan Building.
The suspect left a note saying
"THX Artsies" on the fridge door.
On Thursday September
21st, around 1:00 pm a male person, of Richmond, was arrested by
a security officer at the T-Bird
Shop for stealing a chocolate bar,
valued at 90 cents. The investigation has been forwarded to the
crown. This is the second incident
of shoplifting that has occurred at
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Dry white focus
by Elizabeth Nunoda
A Dry White Season, the latest feature film release
about the struggle against
Apartheid in South Africa, is
promising and engaging in its
initial scenes, but, overall, not as
moving as it should be.
One ofthe flaws is its
failure, early on, to consistently
present a main protagonist
whom the viewer can care about.
Some scenes are contrived and
unconvincing as well.
This movie marks the
feature film debut of Euzhan
Paley, a black, female director
from the West Indies.
The film tells the story of
two South African families
during the Soweto Uprising of
1976: the Afrikaner du Toits and
the black Ngubenes.
The initial portrayal of the
Ngubene family as one that
struggles daily against the injustice ofthe Apartheid system is
involving, but quickly abandoned.
A Dry White Season
Opened September 22
Capitol 6
Schoolteacher Ben du Toit's
(Donald Sutherland) moral conscience and awareness are awakened when his gardener, Gordon
Ngubene (Winston Ntshona), and
the man's son are punished by
police. When Ben begins his own
investigation, the film shifts its
focus from the Ngubenes to the
du Toits. At this point, one's
empathy and involvement
remain with Gordon, and
genuine interest in Ben's
story gradually fizzles
during the remainder ofthe film.
The punishment Gordon
and his son
receive serves
more as a
catalyst for the
awakening of
Ben's awareness
than as a state
ment about
of Apartheid. The black population also tends to be portrayed in
a distant manner, and en masse,
rather than as individuals trying
to cope in their own ways.
Also, Ben's sudden change of
attitude is not justified, especially when his life and those of
his wife and children are
threatened because of the
decisions he makes. We are not
shown what it is that makes him
more capable of realizing the
truth, and being driven to act
upon it, than virtually any other
Afrikaner in the story.
A Dry White Season does
present some of the ambiguities
of the Apartheid system. Black
policemen help beat and torture
protestors and prisoners, and a
few Afrikaners participate in the
struggle for justice. However, we
are also presented with black
characters who possess the
purest of hearts, and white police
officials who blindly hate all
blacks. In particular, the white
police captain, Stolz (Jurgen
Prochnow), is a one-dimensional
villain, and quickly becomes
tiresome to watch.
Stereotypical characters only
help to further distance a non-
South African audience from an
already distant situation.
Despite flaws, there are
some compelling and subtle
performances by black South
African actors and actresses.
Zakes Mokae brings a ring of
truth to his role as Stanley, a
local taxi driver aiding Ben in his
Native white South African
actress, Janet Suzman, is compelling as Ben's wife, Susan.
She represents those whites
who are unwilling to resist
the system, and viewers
dislike her for having
such a selfish, survival
attitude. However, she
still comes across as a
valid character.
Marlon Brando, in his
first film role in nine
years, adds welcome
comic relief in his role as
civil rights lawyer, Ian
McKenzie. Unfortunately,
his part is much smaller than
the film's P.R. people would
like us to believe.
A Dry White Season is not
as gripping and powerful as it
could be. Instead, the viewer's
response is merely lukewarm
because the film's energy is not
focused. The full story of black
South Africa still needs to be told
in the cinema, and it will
probably take a black South
African filmmaker to tell it well.
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The Prisoner of St. Petersburg is a different kind
of film—not euphemistically bad,
or boring—just different. But
what could anyone expect when
the original screenplay was set
in Melbourne, Australia, and the
film ended up getting shot in
West Berlin?
The Prisoner of St. Petersburg
Van East
Ian Pringle, the Australian
director of Prisoner, said the decision had little to do with
artistic zeal. He was in Berlin at
the time, and the West German
government agreed to co-produce
the project.
The Prisoner of St. Petersburg is the story of a young man
who is in the middle of West Berlin, but finds himself a prisoner
of the spirits of Dostoevsky,
Pushkin, Gogol and the city they
haunted—now Leningrad, then
St. Petersburg.
But in spite of all the readily
available political messages
about Marxism, the free market,
and a divided Germany which
the location screams, not one
word of it can be heard on the
soundtrack. And only the most
travelled of viewers will recognize East Berlin's swelling
broadcast tower lurking in the
background, or be able to pick
out "the" wall from countless
The politics aren't screaming
because, as Pringle said in an interview Saturday, it's the characters who create the politics—not
the location.
And so we have a nameless
hero who is prone to seizures of
one kind or another and speaks
Russian to a city of Germans. He
meets two women, agoraphobic
Elena, who he calls Sonja, and
Johanna, a mascara'd Mary
Tyler Moore on quaaludes. They
both try to help him escape from
his mysterious prison.
Complex as the plot may
sound, it is not a hard movie to
follow ifyou are willing to let
yourself go, and fall into a semiconscious state of complete acceptance. The movie eventually
releases its strangle-hold on the
senses. And while you may shake
your head at the end, you know
something has happened
inside—even ifyou don't know
exactly what.
The film's intensity seems to
be directly related to the man
who called the shots, although
Pringle discounts "auteur" theory
and maintains the project was
the sum total of everyone
involved. If that is the case, then
the crew could have levelled the
Berlin Wall with eye contact
alone: Mr. Pringle could stare
down the grim reaper.
While the comparisons to
Bergman are easy to make, (the
film was shot in black and white
with as much attention paid to
light as a Lindquist or Fischer—
Bergman's cinematographers),
Pringle has a sense of humour
which penetrates even the bleakest of tenements. "Don't forget to
turn off the light," says a
drunken Johanna to the man
lying unconscious on the floor of
her apartment.
But not even Pringle himself
knows where to place his peculiar
view. "I don't know what I am,"
he says over a cup of coffee in his
the non-descript room at the
Hotel Vancouver. And while the
papers on the bed are arranged
with an almost mechanical
pattern, Pringle says he is
becoming more and more interested in the darker, subterranean
elements of life. "It's only from
that area do you get an accurate
perception of everyday life."
Not that the underside of reality is more truthful, he added,
but you get a reflection of the
mundane from a different angle
which makes it look new.
Entering the world of film
production with the humble
training of an avid television
watcher, Pringle decided one day
that he wanted to make films—
and did.
The only things you need to
make a film, according to Pringle,
is money and conviction in what
you want to say. "You are communicating a perception of the
world you want to commit to
film—the other things will follow.
But the choreography of how to
move people through a scene, and
the sense of rhythm is much
more touch and feel. " You can
learn as you go, he says, but a
large part of it is instinctive, "like
any other natural ability."
The Prisoner of St. Petersburg was shot in nineteen days
for under $320,000 U.S.—
definitely not your average
budget or shooting schedule for a
35mm feature film. And because
ofthe low budget, the film has
already made its money back
even though the gutless North
American distributors have shyed
away completely. The film has
been picked up in Japan, different parts of Europe, and, not
surprisingly, Scandinavia.
Jesus film questions religion
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by Sylvie Peltier
Jesus of Montreal is not a
film about Jesus, says
Johanne-Marie Tremblay, who
plays Constance in the film and
is here to promote the film
during the Vancouver International Film Festival.
Jesus of Montreal
"The Passion Play takes only
20 minutes ofthe film," she said
in an interview last Friday. "The
movie is really about the actors
(ofthe passion play)."
"When the movie received
the (ecumenical) prize, I was
afraid at first, because I thought
that people might think it was a
boring movie."
Far from boring, Jesus of
Montreal transports the audience from hilarity to tears and
back in its depiction of the life of
a group of actors who put
together a passion play under
the direction of Daniel (Lothaire
Bluteau), who also plays Jesus.
Daniel's charisma, the resistance and censoring the play
faces, and Daniel's outrage
toward the callous exploitaion of
his fellow actors, all parallel as
portrayed in the passion play
within the film.
The fact that Jesus of Montreal received the ecumenical
prize at the last Cannes Film
Festival is surprising, however,
given that the film could be
perceived as anti-clerical. It is
the church that wants to repress
the popular passion play put
together by the actors.
Adding to the possible anti-
church sentiment ofthe film is
Constance, a single mother with
a heart overflowing with generosity and love, and who is
basically the film's "saint", is
having an affiar with the
wavering priest who com-
misioned the play.
As Tremblay explains, Constance has no problem with the
affair because "as far as Constance would see it, you fall in
love—you don't really choose.
Love is just another simple
emotion." Her lover, however,
does feel at odds between his
oath made as a priest
and his private life—one
ofthe many contradictions that are part of life.
Like an onion that
can be peeled endlessly,
only to reveal another
onion, Jesus of Montreal
does not stop here. Its
commentary on life and
the contradictions that
are an integral part of it
are also revealed in De-
nys Arcand's direction.
Arcand uses the camera
to expose the media's
manipulation ofthe audience, while simultaneously using the same
tricks himself.
Jesus of Montreal
has been likened to an
homage to actors and the
lives they lead. Because
actors are at the core of
the advertising industry,
they are faced with difficult choices daily.
"They want to be
pure and they just start to be
taken by the system," says
Tremblay. "Sometimes a friend
will tell how he just did a commercial for the army, and he
hates the army. But he needed
the money, so what could he do?"
"So, I have to be vigilant and
ask myself if I really need to do
it, if I need the money and everything," Tremblay explains.
In this respect, Jesus of
Montreal is about the choices we
all make in the way we live our
lives, and the consequences these
choices have on the people
around us and society in general.
Johanne Marie Tremblay with Lothaire
Bluteau in Jesus of Montreal
Buttholes - ontologically speaking
by Noah Quastel
For writing to be understood,
it requires a communal
frame of reference; if the writer
utilizes a cultural reference, the
reader must know or be within it
to properly understand that
reference. That is why I am not
going to say much about the
Butthole Surfers gig Sunday. If
you've seen them before you
understand. If you haven't, well
then you would not understand.
The Butthole Surfers
Club Soda
For instance, would a discussion of how a Charlie's Angels rerun had been spliced on top of a
government syphilis film to show
a scene whereby Farrah Fawcett
is getting checked for that most
vilest venereal disease, with lots
of pictures of male genitalia deformed by infection—would that
help you understand what they
are like in concert? Or would you
be constructing an illusory conception of the meaning?
The Buttholes enjoy experimenting with different electricity
mechanisms, feedback operations, fuzz boxes, delay and distortion peddles—all at the same
time on high volume. On a
number of occasions the singer
sang through a loudspeaker into
a microphone. Now visualize a lot
of smoke being pumped out, and
pictures by Mondrian and
mushroom clouds being projected
upon one another.
But what does their music
sound like? Like dinosaurs
stomping on the graves of
dinosaurs, like climbing down
the stairs into hell, like that bad
acid trip you always wished
you'd had, just to brag about, like
what you really really hope could
be a band that would offend
parents that hoped that The
Rolling Stones would offend their
Ifyou like the Butthole
Surfers, check them out, but if
you don't, you'll probably figure
that high is just a headache. Ot
you'll be pissed off that they play
for only an hour, and give the
finger to the audience every time
they leave the stage.
Take note that the Students' Court is convening to
determine whether the "Dukes Cookie Petition" is a valid
petition as contemplated in Bylaw 4( 1) ofthe Alma Mater
Society, given the inherent factual problems in the
question posed.
The first hearing is to be held on the 3rd day of October,
1989, in SUB Room 206.
Persons desiring to make submissions on this matter are
directed to give notice to the Clerk ofthe Court through
the Ombudsoffice (228-4846), SUB 100A, before
commencement of the hearing.
Jessica Mathers
Clerk of the Court
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JL before the film. "The
first half hour is boring,
you will see. But after it
gets interesting...you will
find it worth seeing.
"In addition to what he
said," says the promoter, "I must
warn you that in the first fifteen
minutes we've had people walk
out—but be patient—it's modernist, but you'll like it."
The Cannibals
Pacific Cinematheque
October 6
understatements. This music
drama done in opera bored the
hell out of me in the first hour
with its poetic but extremely
obtrusive narrator who seemed
to challenge our intelligence by
continuously reiterating a
visually blatant plot.
But our initial critique has
its bottom quickly pulled under
by the end of the film which
leaves us in a state of shock.
We are mesmerized and left
in heavy thought.
Set in the 19th Century, we
are first presented with the bourgeoisie arriving individually in
anachronistic Rolls Royce's to a
dinner gathering held in the
mansion of the esteemed Viscount. A few shots are taken of a
seemingly 20th Century crowd
standing behind the ropes in
front ofthe mansion. They clap
at the arrivees like the crowd one
might find in front of the
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Inside the camera and music
loses us in the euphoria of the
luxury. A beautiful woman is distressed by the Viscount's air of
despair, and frustrated by his secrecy of it. He sings with the
voice of human suffering. We
know from the program that he
wears artificial arms and legs.
Marguerite claims her love for
him but the Viscount responds in
enigmatic phrases. She is in love
with the appearance of who he is
and not the virtues of his human
being, he says. She is adamant,
and promises the Viscount if he
were but a head and heart in a
corpse, she would still love him.
In the meantime, Don Juan
(familiar isn't he?) known in literature for manifesting social injustices through his lack of morality is plotting to kill the
Viscount, his "rival" in love.
Well the moment comes—we
are shocked. The moral of the
beauty and the beast is turned
against us as we ourselves
believe all this time that we are
ahead of Marguerite's naivete.
We gag when the Viscount pulls
a cord and his legs and arms
falls off. What's worse are the
acid scars found on his body.
Marguerite flees the room and
the Viscount hurls himself into
the flames. As individuals we
also lose our sympathy for the
Viscount when we see the reality
and in our hearts, we leave. Don
Juan rushes in and finds the Viscount singing to him as he is
roasting. This hits a chord in
The next morning, the inlaws presume it is the Viscount's
breakfast roasted in the fireplace
and eat it along with fine wines
and cheeses—but they dislike
the taste. Panic develops in the
garden when Marguerite is
found dead lying next to a dying
Don Juan who reveals the whole
story of this triple suicide.
"We ate him, we ate him and
we didn't even enjoy it," sing the
in-laws. We must die with our
sister claims a brother. The
others agree until a brother
familiar with law has the notion
that they are the rightful heirs to
the Viscount's multi-millions.
Quickly, they rejoice. The lawyer
is transformed on film to a pig
and the brothers chew on him.
They walk out, and the gardener
and other help, who also grow
big teeth, chew. The priest looks
once but turns back toward the
two bodies of selfishness that lie
side by side beneath him. He
prays. However, in his second
glance he has big teeth. When he
leaves, the two bodies of selfishness are resurrected and also
partake in the chewing. This
chewing is intended to be visual
effect of spiritual symbolism as
the director chose to avoid actual
The pig who is actually
enjoying all of it eventually
breaks free and dances. The
others dance with, and eventually encircle, the pig. The
symbolism is heavy and reminiscent of George Orwell's Animal
We feel we know, and yet
cannot identify, the pig.
We leave the theatre. We
realize the brazen quality ofthe
first hour was necessary to feel
the impact and understand the
complexity ofthe remainder. We
watch each face in the street and
one word enters our head:
"Cannibals." And we realize one
thing. In spirit we are the
The film is directed by 81
year old Manoel de Oliveira of
Portugal who based his script on
a writer he knew as a child
whose writings were never
published because ofthe environment he lived in.
We're still singing the same tune.
But now we're performing on a bigger stage.
Ernst & Young
For 125 years, Clarkson Gordon in Canada.
October 3,1989 , - <♦,*>-,.a-a* "SPORTS
UBC Rugby team in action against Scots.
Unearthing unheralded Rugby team
by Michael Booth
Near dusk you may see them,
practicing in relative obscurity on
the Wolfson fields on the southernmost edge of campus. Perhaps
UBC's best kept athletic secret,
they are the UBC Thunderbird
rugby team—a squad that has
earned a reputation as one of the
best university sides in the world.
Although they attract little
attention here, they draw accolades for their skills and ability
wherever they travel around the
The 'Birds field as many
teams as possible, and there are
currently four squads practicing
with others planned as new players join the team. Despite the success ofthe squad, they are perhaps
the only varsity sport that does not
cut players; everybody gets a
chance to play.
At present, the T-Birds have
their two best teams competing in
Vancouver senior men's first division but merge the two for competition against other Union rep
sides when competing for the
McKechnie Cup, the symbol of
rugby supremacy in B.C.
Other competition for the
team comes in the form of "World
Cup" matches against Californian
teams vying for a trophy donated
by the now defunct Vancouver
World newspaper.
The team also participates in
the annual Canada West tournament each March against the
other university teams from Calgary, Alberta, Victoria, and, this
year, past eastern champion York.
The UBC's strongest competition usually comes from U Vic, a
team that is considered to be on
par with the 'Birds.
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UBC head coach Barry Legh. "We
can compete with any student side
in the world."
This fact was ably demonstrated last month when the T-
Birds defeated defending English
champion Durham University 24-
16 despite playing without four
starters who were in Toronto as
part of Canada's national team.
The depth ofthe T-Bird's side
is constantly tested, by the loss of
players to the Canadian national
teams. Nine T-Birds are currently
competing with the nationals.
David Speirs, Pierre Duey, John
Graf, and Scott Stewart all play for
the national senior team while
Jim Yeganegi, Dave Dungate,
Mike Hartley, Ian Cooper, Dan
Cvitanovitch suit up for Canada's
under 23 team.
Last spring UBC travelled to
Australia to play a series of games
against Australian universities.
Though such top Aussie schools as
Queensland, and Sydney have few
students on their teams, the rugby
'Birds beat Queensland and outplayed Sydney before going down,
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Birds won the McKechnie Cup and
followed it up with a decisive 33-0
win over eastern Ontario for the
national championship.
Legh said there is a lot of
rugby interest at eastern schools
where 17 universities field teams.
Unfortunately, the abilities of
those teams are not of the same
calibre as the teams on the west
"A strong English influence is
part of the eastern weakness,"
Legh said. "It's not a progressive
style of play. In the west we tend
to pattern our rugby after Australia and New Zealand."
At present the team is planning a 1991 trip to southern Europe for games against universities in Spain, France, Italy, and
possibly Rumania.
Legh believes that touring
offers more to the team members
than just a free road trip to a foreign country.
"Touring is not just playing,
it's representing UBC and gaining
a life experience of other cultures
and languages," he said.
The next big test for the teams
comes against the University of
Victoria on October 24 at Wolfson
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The abundant media coverage ofthe Tiananmen
incident and its aftermath is deceptive: Despite all
the interviews, analyses, official statements from the
Chinese government and the student movement
leaders, how much do we know, and can we trust it?
The media have quoted from many China specialists, as well as "Chinese" students, officials, scholars,
and ordinary people. Yet, in their quest for "Chinese"
opinions, the media have not always taken the time
to clarify the background of those interviewed. As a
result, many statements on the situation in the
People's Republic of China have been made by Hong
Kong, Taiwan, and overseas Chinese, many of whom
have a vested interest in the overthrow ofthe current
government in China.
This, however, was not the students' intention,
nor did it motivate them to demonstrate. The student
movement was not fundamentally anti-communist;
it was only critical of government corruption. It was
also mainly an intellectual movement, as evidenced
by the large numbers of students who led the demands for free speech and other human rights.
Despite the ambiguities surrounding the Tiananmen incident, one thing is certain: people did die.
And it is this fact that has been exploited by right
wing speakers to support their condemnation of communism overtly.
The media's denunciation has been more subtle
but with the same result—a blurring of the initial
goals ofthe Chinese students.
Though these speakers claim solidarity with the
students, they are only justifying the accusations of
treason made by the Chinese government against the
student movement. The portrayal of the students as
anti-communist helped the Chinese government
legitimize their actions.
This distorted interpretation from the right ofthe
recent events in China is a menace to the cause ofthe
student movement. Sadly, what was a legitimate
concern for a quarter of the human race has been
turned into another act in the never-ending play of
ideological battles, all with the help ofthe illustrious
The media should be more responsible.
October 3,1989
The Ubyssey is published Tuesdays and Fridays
throughout the academic year by the Alma Mater Society
of the University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions
are those of the staff and not necessarily those of the
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Association. The Ubyssey is a member of Canadian
University Press. The editorial office is Rm. 241k ofthe
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Joe Altwasser was not a hero."You forgot us, take this," taunted
Martin Chester, Rob Reid, Kevin Harris and Ed Koo, as they
stabbed Joe in the...with a sharp tongue. "You were stupid," commented Ted Aussem as did EfGe and Carol Hui. "Laura J. May—
there's a J in my name," blasted the old hack. "Don't worry Joe I still
love you," said editorial candidate Rick Hiebert.'See, I'm not dead,"
Keith Leung said as he hung Joe by his hair and spun him around.
"We have last names," chanted Nadene Rehnby on behalf of herself
Lisa Doyle, Kirsten Evenden, and David Van de Wetering. "You're
gonna get a disease if you don't take back what you wrote,"
threatened Michael Booth and Steve Conrad as they cornered Joe
at his desk. Joe began to shrink. Michael Laanela and Chung Wong,
however, did not tolerate the libelous statements he wrote of them.
"The court of law will not deal with this injustice fairly," they said
as they cut him into little pieces. Ernie Stelzer, however, managed
to stick an oversized sausage into Joe's mouth before the cutting
took place. Katherine Monk also managed to place several biological specimens up Joe's nose. Laura Hanson who originally took the
blame for Joe's flaws had no mercy for his corpse. Ian Wallace stole
it and Joe will no longer be found again. "So where are you now,"
jested Hao Li paying his last respects at the wake. Dan Andrews
laughed, "Hah, look who's the fool now?" Franka Cordua-von Specht
accidently registered the name Joe Altswiner at the funeral home.
To make things worse, Greg Davis shot out the JOE from the
tombstone with his gun as he spoke before it. Yuki remained
courageous as she stood above the swine beneath.
But Joe became a hero for the Marxist-Lenninist group as
Gabriella King in gratitude to the late editor submitted his press
card photo for their new poster. "Joe was once an editor and The
Ubyssey stands firmly behind these actions," typed Victor Chew
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David Loh, Noah Quastel, Sylvie Peltier, Alexandra Johnson
(maker of press cards), Corrine Bjorge, Paul Dayson, Monika
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now, before lack of public
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A misnomer, the Rhododendron Nursery is a garden blend of local and exotic
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Letters of this nature do not often come by the
desks of The Ubyssey staff
but this is one that I am
The Ubyssey welcomes letters on any Issue. Letters must be typed and are not to exceed 300 words in length. Content
which is judged to be libelous, homophobic, sexist, racist or factually Incorrect will not be published. Please be concise.
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pleased to write. Without
exception this year, the
quality of this newspaper
has gone above any expectations I ever had. Issues are
covered fairly (meaning
more than one viewpoint is
expressed) and everyone is
given the opportunity to
speak their due. I believe we
should all count ourselves
lucky to have a responsible
group of individuals, who
put in many long hours,
behind the desks of The
On the issue of
censorship in our newspaper, well that is problem
that will have to be dealt
with by the Publications
Committee, a body which is
established for just such an
issue. The only comment I
will make on the matter is
that I believe no opinion
should ever be blocked, either from our airwaves, our
papers or our individual
voices. However, I believe
all parties concerned had
ample opportunity to express their viewpoints on
the subject in the weeks and
months that proceeded the
referendum. Itis time to put
that discussion into action
by going to the polls and
casting your vote. No further comment, by the Ubyssey or any other publication,
will change anyone's mind
at this point.
So I encourage all
students, regardless of
whether they agree with
The Ubyssey or not, to come
by their office up on the second floor of SUB and see
exactly what goes down. It
sure can be an eye opener.
But remember boys and
girls, take everything you
read, see and hear with a
grain of salt. Nobody's opinion is better than your own!
Johanna Wickie
AUS President
Sociology 3rd Year
Bolshevism is
I would like to comment
on Hai V. Le's almost excellent critque of communisim/
socialism, (The Ubyssey,
Sep. 22) because there is one
small point that needs correction. That point is the
statement that "...communism works fine in theory,
but in real life [doesn't]...."
This statement is a
example of the common fallacy that theory has nothing
to do with practice.
How can Mr. Le say
that a political system that
can only be practised by
suppressing the "...yearning
for justice, and freedom
[that] is part of human
beings..." is one that even
has the potential to work
and achieve happiness.
An absolutely necessary characteristic of a good
(true) theory is that it is
consistent with the facts of
reality, and, therfore, can
work in reality. The fact
that communism/socialism
has never worked and cannot work in practice is proof
that it is rotten to the core in
theory and must be abandoned.
Keith Lockitch
Science 2
Odd letter defies description
After being hustled
through the scrub brush by
guerrillas, I was prepared
for the worst. Well, the
worst came. I was whipped
with greasy suspenders,
lewdly touched with a (cold!)
machete, force-fed jeep fuel,
andinterrogatedin Spanish
through a bullhorn. Then I
tried the old "Sprechen Sie
Deutsch?" trick to lick the
language barrier, and they
leapt back in suprise. "Spre-
cheni bee bee deutschiola?"
one of them grunted incredulously. The entire
band became quite excited
at this point, and began
babbling and pointing hysterically at the distant
Malpoo-rama swamp. They
seemed content with my
comment, and so they untied me with a shove said,
"So you did know where the
rebels were going to stage
their ambush, eh? American dog! You will die tomorrow by my undisinfected
"You speak English!" I
exclaimed, "but...but why
didn't you interrogate me in
"Pffaaahhh!" came the
reponse, more of a burp than
a reply. "You Americans are
weak. You yield easily like
old women. No fun for my
men. So we speak in the
language of our fathers."
Realizing the man's low
IQ, I vied to become his intellectual master by
pshycinghim out with some
word puzzles. "Pffaaahhh!"
came the response to how
many socks you would have
to pull from your sock
drawer to get a matching
pair. He slugged me and I
fell, face first, into the mud.
Brian Rowley
Dietetics 2
Write to The Ubyssey today. Express
your opinions. Make
me feel loved and
needed by giving me
lots to do. By the
way, please be brief
Af f e c tion a tely
Yours, The Ubyssey
Letters Co-ordinator.
October 3, 1989 OJHED
Is the AMS too big
for its britches?
This past year has demonstrated not only the incompetence
of the current AMS executive
(Duke's Cookies and RecFac) but
also a need for areview ofthe AMS
government structure and mandate. The AMS is too big, too much
involved with making money, too
powerful and not enough under
the control of the student body.
For exmaple, a few innocent
and not so innocent beer drinkers
have in the past been lured into
attending the annual AMS general meetings with offers of free
beer. Presumably, this was done to
reach quorum and to get endorsement of whatever the executive
put before them. In order to get a
fair representation of the student
body as a whole, perhaps next year
the AMS could hand out free textbooks, free tickets for sports and
cultural events and free condoms.
Here's a more blatant example ofthe AMS' lack of concern
for students. Recently, I went to
the office of the student Senators
and Governors, located in SUB, to
file something. Although I have
been elected by the Law students
to represent their academic affairs
on Senate as senator, I was told by
Andrews Hicks (an AMS Director)
that I no longer have access to the
Senators' office and should arrange for office space elsewhere.
The reason given for limiting access was that things had gone
missing from the office. I still don't
know if the AMS doesn't trust
senators or if this is another ploy to
lobby support for Rec Fac (i .e. forcing the need for "more" office
space") or if there is some valid
reason for the policy. Meanwhile,
most Senators have been left without office space in which to carry
out one of the most important
student government functions,
namely the function of representing students on academic matters.
The AMS should perhaps be
restricted to co-ordinating clubs
and services. With tuition fees rising as rapidly as they are and AMS
fees rising even more rapidly,
(over 30 per cent last year), students should look into freezing
AMS fees for at least ten years
while reviewing and limiting the
mandate ofthe AMS in general. In
order to prevent spending of many
students' hard earned money by a
bunch of people (some of whom are
not full time students) who want to
expand their business experience
at the cost of others, this review is
urgently needed.
Cos Van Wermeskerken
Law Senator
Law 3
Animals suffer in a
UBC Auschwitz
Phasing out the use of "animal models" from the research
system would not result in any
adverse effects on human health
as alleged by Stanley Coren
("Researcher's technique defended", The Ubyssey, Sept. 6). In
fact, taking formerly healthy animals and attempting to turn them
into models of human maladies
gives irrelevant, fallacious results
which can actually harm people.
Mr. Coren refers to the benefits
derived "from the direct extrapolation from animal research", but he
gives no examples of those benefits. He also ignores the deleterious results which include unnecessary surgery, increased intragenic illness caused by drugs
whose effects did not show up in
other species, and increased incidence of cancers.
Most developments in medicine have originated from clinical
observations rather than experiments with animals. The actual
human problem is not being studied in the "animal models" and
methodologies tested respond differently between and within various species.
A properly informed society
will not condone an attempt to
acquire knowledge for the sake of
knowledge at the cost of moral
progress and inhumanity to sentient beings. UBC researchers
perform Nazi-like vivisection in
mini-Auschwitzs at UBC, St.
Paul's, Shaughnessy, and Vancouver General Hospital. The crimes
against life include burning,
blinding, poisoning, mutilating
and crippling innocent animals.
These helpless creatures are under the tyranny of a multi-billion
dollar vivisection industry which
includes animal suppliers, cage
and equipment manufacturers,
pet-food companies, publishers of
journals, and other powerful
vested interests which perpetuate
the myth that vivisection is necessary to human health.
Max Cynader's sight-deprivation experiments must stop. He
must not be allowed to continue to
subject hundreds of kittens and
cats to two years of i solation, brain
damage, eye removal, eyelid suturing and total blindness.
Although Dr. Cynader discusses only ambloyopia in general
in his protocols, Mr. Coren is correct when he explains that there
are several types of amblyopias;
this is yet another reason why it is
impossible to duplicate the various amblyopias in different animal models. Further, experimental cures and treatments will obviously respond differently in animal species.
The expert ophthalmologist,
Dr. Nedim Buyukmihci, at the
prestigious University of California Davis School of Veterinary
Medicine, opposes the experiments. He states, "Cats simply are
not appropriate 'models' for humans anatomically or physiologically; the cat 'model' cannot predict what changes may occur in
humans when vision is deprived."
Any "similarities" between
animal and human visual systems
cannot be used to justify, on either
moral or scientific grounds, the
intentional blinding of sentient
beings. The present treatments
and cures for human eye disorders
have led and continue to lead to
the most important information
on vision in humans.
Lifeforce is attempting to help
develop a more humane, scientifically valid research system. We
believe that society does not need
to choose between people or animals because both the cats and the
children can be saved.
For a better research system.
Peter Hamilton
Lifeforce Founder
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Brayshaw is a brat
Upon picking up my copy of
Tuesday's Ubyssey, I flipped to the
letters page. Amongst the informative letters I usually find in this
section, I also found one of the
stupidest letters your paper has
ever published. I'm referring to
Chris Brayshaw's "Tories are
amusing critters." This may come
as a surprise to you Chris, but
there are Tories out here on campus. (As an aside, there are more
members in the PC club than there
are in the NDP club. Take a bite of
that and chew on it for a while.)
What I found most surprising was
that Chris is an Arts Student. As
a fellow Arts student, I consider
myself a member of a faculty
which teaches students how to
critically attack a problem or concept. Mr. Brayshaw does not utilise an ability to think critically
when he demonstrates his narrow
minded, self righteous attitude to
politics. University is supposed to
be a forum for the exchange of
ideas; it is not supposed to be a
forum for thi s sort of petty belittle-
ment. I expect the next time Mr.
Brayshaw takes an issue to heart
the right wing will not be calling
him mindless; but, rather listening to his concerns, considering
them, then refuting them. Unfortunately, what politics is all about.
I hope sometime you will accept
that; because we Tories will always welcome the chance to debate our parties policies. Do you
have that maturity?
Ken Armstrong
Arts 3
"We're warm &
cuddly!" writes
SAC guy
I found it ■ em i \ amusing that
i'he Ubyssey perceives the Student Administrative Commission
(SAC) as a threat to Western
democracy (editorial, Sept. 26).
Let me assure you that the function of SAC in elections and referendums of the AMS is not to im
pose any kind of martial law or
censorship or to use the media as a
tool of any sort, but rather to en
sure a fair and just election giving
equal representation to all candidates and issues. It's a novel idea.
You might consider it.
With regards to hemlock,
"...what we ought to consider is not
so much what people in general
will say about us but how we stand
with the expert in right and
wrong, the one authority who represents the actual truth...we
should not consider popular opinion in questions of what is right
and honourable and good, or the
opposite. Of course one might object 'All the same, the people have
the power to put us to death.'"
(Socrates, from Plato's The Last
Days of Socrates).
This passage illustrates that
The Ubyssey has absolutely no
business drawing any comparisons between themselves and Socrates. Socrates was a martyr. He
accepted his fate willingly because
he knew that escaping would be
"(destroying) the Laws" and
constitution of Athens. It would
have set a precedent for all people
who thought they were right in
escaping, thus each time further
diminishing the authority and
value of the law and constitution.
Socrates had respect for the laws
of the state, something that The
Ubyssey rarely displays.
When you have a problem,
rather than arriving at Council's
doorstep to propose a change that
evryone can agree with, you consistently chip away at the foundation of the AMS (which consists of
all students on campus). No one
has served you any hemlock. To
the contrary, howver, it is
Stduent's Council and SAC who
can take a page form antiquity and
point a bloody finger at you and
gasp "...et tu Ubyssey?"
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Birds win Bowl
by Martin Chester
Both the UBC Thunderbirds
men's and women's soccer teams
prevailed at the Diachem Bowl,
defeating the SFU Clansmen and
the University of Western Washington Vikings, respectively, without so much as giving up a goal
between them.
The Diachem Bowl, played
last Wednesday at T-Bird Stadium, began with an entertaining
women's game which the T-Birds
won 2-0.
Playing aggressively from the
opening whistle, the T-Birds were
rewarded with early chances as
both forward Colleen Kosh—later
deemed Most Valuable Player of
the game—and midfielder Mitch
Ring missed the net on close-in
Their efforts paid off near the
end of the first half when forward
Zoe Adrian finished a nice run into
the penalty area and put a low shot
past the Viking's goalkeeper,
Michelle Kennedy.
Adrian had been struggling
up to this point. Caught offside a
couple of times and looking a little
out of place on the field, she settled
down after her goal, and was a
The T-bird's scored again
within the next five minutes. After the Vikings' defence mishandled a T-bird free kick, the ball
came loose to forward Kirsten
Kotval who made no mistake with
her shot and put the 'Birds up by
The Vikings played most of
the first half without sensation
Tami McDaniel who went down
with aleginjury early in the game.
When she returned late in the half,
she turned the game around,
dominating the left side in the
closing minutes of the half and
teaming up with forward Suzanne
Hall for several runs. But the T-
Birds'  strong   defence,   led   by
sweeper Brenda Brock, could not
be beaten.
In the second half the Vikings'
defence tightened their ranks
considerably and UBC forwards
had fewer chances until Ring took
control of the Bird's attack.
Ring set up several chances
and along with the speedy
midfielder Sheila Samtany controlled the midfield for most ofthe
Neither team scored in a well-
played second half, but not for a
lack of opportunities. The Vikings'
best chances came from the foot of
McDaniel who took a couple shots
from the edge ofthe penalty area.
After being given a nice ball that
left her alone twenty yards out,
she slipped one shot under UBC
goalkeeper Teresa Willman—-just
wide of the net.
The men's game which followed the women's was, by comparison, disappointing, though
the T-Birds triumphed 3-0 over
the Clansmen.
UBC came out quickly and
had several good chances against a
poor SFU defence.
The T-Bird defender Gary
Kern had the best early chance,
but put the ball over the net from a
UBC corner kick.
The Clansmen played a physical game and seemed to take particular aim at UBC's striker Neil
Wilkinson who spent more time
picking himself up off the ground
than playing the game. Wilkinson
was guaranteed a good physical
challenge every time he touched
the ball.
UBC opened the scoring in the
34th minute with rookie striker
Rob Reed's first goal as a T-Bird.
After a long run from the midfield
to find himself alone in the penalty
area, Reed hit a nice ball over
SFU's keeper Rober Zambrano.
In the second half the play
UBC MVP Rob Reed battles for ball in Diachem Bowl '89.
slowed down considerably.
After T-Bird midfielder Ron
Village and defender Alex Percy
teamed up for a sloppy goal in the
1 Ith minute ofthe second half, the
game was interupted by a series of
yellow card cautions. In the span
of five minutes four yellow cards
were given, three to the Clansmen
and one to UBC's Gary Kern for
deliberately handling the ball.
The Birds finished the scoring
in the 75th minute when Village
converted a cross from defender
Mike Mosher. T-Bird pressure did
not die until the game was over.
UBC's Reed was honored as
Most Valuable Player, but honorable mention must be given to
Village, involved in two goals and
always in the play before he was
taken out late in the game.
But winning the Diachem
Bowl was costly for the Birds who
lost midfielder Steve Burns for
four weeks with a knee ligament
injury that which occurred late in
the game.
by Chung Wong
An early goal scored by the
University of Alberta's prolific
forward Diana Kondrosky proved
to be a frustrating one for the UBC
women's varsity soccer team, playing last Friday at UBC.
The score remained unchanged despite repeated threats
upon U of A goalkeeper Cathy
Macdonald, who made 11 saves—
including a couple of close range
shots—for the shutout.
In the first half, the UBC defence was flawless, keeping the
ball to the outside which left goalkeeper Teresa Willman few—if
any—difficult shots to handle.
Right defense Andrea Neil consistently drove hard to intercept air-
balls and passes, and stabilized
the defence with tempo control
and strategic forward passes.
Forward Kirsten Kotval and
midfielder Terri Newell threatened often and forced Alberta into
double coverage, exhausting the
Alberta offence.
Yet the team failed to live up
to any strategy. Short passes were
slick and clean, displaying individual talent on the team. But
there was little use ofthe forward
alleys and almost no successful
outside and cross passing.
In the second half Andrea Neil
was strategically switched from
right defense to left forward and
threatened whenever she received
the ball.
The play, however, remained
localized in the right field, as if the
left was a blind spot. The right
offense began to lack aggression
and remained uninspired as players could be seen hesitating or
backing away from the play. But a
general lack of communication
accounted for a muddled disconnected offense.
Final hopes to tie the game
were dashed when UBC failed to
connect on several last minute
corner kicks
Footbirds trample Bisons
UBC quarterback evades tackle.
X-country racers hit the hills
by Myron Neville
In a tough competition that
included the likes of Commonwealth steeple-chase gold medalist Graeme Fell, the UBC varsity
cross-country team had a strong
showing in their season opener at
the Simon Fraser University Invitational in Coquitlam's Mundy
Park last weekend.
The UBC athletes—unaided
by some of their top runners who
were unable to attend—did not
win the overall competition, but
did show medal potential for the
national finals later this year.
UBC cross country head coach
Marek Jedrejek was pleased with
his teams' performances. The
women's team finished strongly in
second, scoring 65 points while the
men's team placed fourth overall
with 125 points.
Unlike in other years, the
level of competition was higher
because the meet included com
petitors from a variety of conferences—Pac 10 (Pacific Athletic
Conference), NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics), and CIAU (Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union).
The open women's race was
hotly contested over a 5km distance of packed ground and bark
mulch with a healthly sprinkling
of hills. The field of racers got off to
a quick start with Washington
state runners showing they meant
Seattle Pacific's running ace
Moe Bente (18:55) pulled off an
Though still early in the season, the UBC women showed confidence and experience.
New team member Meghan
O'Brian (19:50) went out strongly
and it wasn't until late in the race
that team mate Teresa
Rind( 19:36) was able to catch her.
Following closely were Lisa Par-
ish(20:40), Karen Reader(20:40),
Frederique Smidt(20:50), Brenda
Blue(21:15), and Jennifer
Mawby(22:00). The women's performance was good enough for a
second place finish.
Over eighty runners charged
into the forests of Mundy Park
hoping to win the open men's race.
Though UBC's Allan Klas-
sen(25:59) soon took the initiative
placing himself near the front of
the pack, his early speed took its
toll when, nearing the end of the
8km distance, teammate Larry
Nightingale(26:37) was able to
pull away.
Working their way through
the pack other UBC athletes made
the most of their chances. Running
well, Mike Moon(27:03), Martin
Pardoe(27:ll),and Wayne Phipps
(28:21) rounded off UBC's top finishers.
But it was the University of
Washington's Allan Hjort who
mastered the field with a credible
time of 24:58 for the win.
by Michael Booth
The UBC Thunderbird football team climbed back into the
Canada West playoff picture last
Saturday with a convincing 46-8
thrashing of the University of
Manitoba Bisons at T-Bird Stadium.
The Thunderbirds were sharp
on both sides ofthe ball as the much
maligned defence came up with a
strong game, intercepting six
Manitoba passes and recovering
two fumbles to limit the Bisons to
369 yards in total offense.
The T-Bird offense struck
early and struck often against the
Bisons, racking up a school record
610 yards. The 'Birds aerial attack
alone accounted for 425 yards, two
yards shy of the team record.
The UBC quarterbacks spread
the ball around and no less than
five members ofthe receiving corps
hauled in three or more passes.
Doug Lynch lead the attack by
completing 18 of 29 attempts for
303 yards and three touchdowns.
UBC head coach Frank Smith
said after the game that the 'Birds
went to the air to counter "Manitoba's inside blitzes and stunts
which makes it difficult to run
inside against them."
Smith was pleased with his
team's performance and pointed
out that every player on the team
managed to get into the game,
some for the first time this year.
The T-Bird win, coupled with
Alberta's 40-20 shellacking of defending Vanier Cup champion
Calgary Dinosaurs, moved the
'Birds into a three way tie for second place with the Alberta schools,
all with 3-2 records.
The team has a more difficult
task this weekend, taking on the
Canada West leader University of
Saskatchewan Huskies. The following weekend they journey to
Edmonton to play the surprisingly
tough Golden Bears before returning home to face the University of
Calgary Dinosaurs at Thunderbird Stadium on October 28th.
Soccer 'Birds roll along
The UBC men's soccer team
extended its unbeaten record to 4-
0 with a pair of shutout victories at
home on the weekend. Friday
night the 'Birds downed Alberta 3-
0 before dumping Saskatchewan
by an identical three nil score the
following night. Striker Rob Reed
led the T-Birds with a pair of goals.
In women's action, the UBC
squad was tripped up by Alberta 1-
0 on Friday before rebounding
with a solid 8-0 thrashing of Sas
katchewan the next day. Forward
Mitch Ring paced UBC with three
goals in Saturday's game.
Field hockey 'Birds capture bronze
The UBC women's field
hockey squad recorded a 1-1-2
record to place third in the Canada
West tournament held in Calgary
on the weekend. The University of
Victoria won the tourney with a 3-
0-1 record while the University of
Calgary finished second at 2-1-1.
October 3,1989


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