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The Ubyssey Oct 10, 1990

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Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, October 10, 1990
Vol 73, No 11
Gallery Lounge painting removed
by Mark Nielsen
A Vancouver artist is upset
with the Alma Mater Society after
it failed to consult her before it
removed one of her paintings from
The Gallery Lounge last week.
Heather Ward said she would
have been willing to let the painting be moved to another part ofthe
lounge, as were two others, but
was never asked for a suggestion.
"The only thing I know is that
they said it was objectionable,
which is pretty mild to me, or at
least not strong enough to remove
a painting from the walls," Ward
The person responsible for
organizing the month long exhibits, Pit Pub and Gallery Lounge
supervisor Michael Vautour, also
objected to the removal.
"It is art, and who is it to say
what is suitable and what is not
suitable," Vautour said. "There was
nothing rude, crude or obscene
about what was taken down."
The painting, entitled "I do,"
depicts a nude woman in a box
with her head resting on one knee.
Ward said she understood
someone objected that the woman
was sitting, with one knee up and
the other leg down, instead of with
her legs crossed and referred to it
as a "crotch shot." Ward contended,
however, that there was very little
detail of that area.
"I was more concerned about
the arms and the head. The crotch
was very vague and black," she said.
The painting was one of seven
paintings in a nine painting series
entitled "Body Language," and was
put on display at The Gallery
Lounge at the start of the month.
Three days later "I do" was
removed and two others, also
nudes, were relocated so that they
faced away from the lounge entrance.
AMS food and beverage manager Kate Gibson, who gives final
authorization for paintings to be
shown in the lounge, was on holiday and could not be reached for
Furthermore, assistant food
and beverage manager Tom
Coleman refused to comment; AMS
business manager Charles Redden
said he had no knowledge of the
incident and AMS director of administration Roma Gopaul Singh
did not return messages.
Ward added that before any of
the paintings were placed in the
lounge, some slides of her work
were presented to Gibson for approval.
"That painting (the one that
was removed) was not among those
in the slides, but it was basically
the same as those," Ward said.
In the seven years that she
has been a painter, Ward said her
paintings have never generated
such controversy.
"Before this, I never couldhave
considered that someone would
think that my work was offensive.
(Removing the paintings) sounds
pretty juvenile to me," she said.
Vautour, meanwhile, said the
painting played an important role
in the overall show, and its re-
moval reduced the exhibit "to just a
bunch of paintings side-by-side."
Vautour was also upset by the
lack of consultation from the AMS,
and said that he hopes to see the
painting back in place before the
show ends.
Students uninformed
on referendum issues
by Nadene Rehnby
"What referendum?" many
UBC students are asking.
According to an informal
poll conducted by The Ubyssey,
students either do not know a
referendum is being held, or
feel they do not have enough
information to make an informed decision.
"I have no idea what the
referendum is about," said
Vanessa Gray, a second year
arts student.
"I haven't thought about
it," said Azar Peyvandi, another
UBC student. "I don't really
know what it's about."
The three part referendum
asks for students to approve a
$5 AMS fee increase, the introduction of an extended health
care plan, and the re-allocation
of SUB concourse space to include a disgruntled service organization.
The referenda have been
plagued with problems. Council executive held an emergency
meeting last Wednesday to
consider calling off the referendum, as hone of the three
referendum questions had fulfilled requirements laid out in
AMS code and bylaws.
Council instead decided to
suspended three separate re
quirements of code and bylaws
in order to go ahead with the
$6,000 referendum.
Problems have also occurred
in presentinginformation to students;
Only 5,000 of 28,000 pamphlets outlining the health plan
had been distributed when elections commissioner Neville
Hamilton declared the pamphlets biased and prohibited
their distribution during voting.
Another 10,000 pamphlets now
are being reprinted, said vice
president Johanna Wickie.
Only 300 posters regarding
the $5 fee increase and 500
posters on the GDC question have
been printed. Neither campaigns
have asked for support through
advertisements in The Ubyssey.
"I'm annoyed," said Wendy
Collins, a fourth year music student. "I don't understand why
I'm voting on the concourse
Collins also said the health
plan was not clear in that it purported a monthly fee of $3.09 and
not the $37.08 yearly fee required
by the plan.
Graham Peterson, a third
year science student, had heard
only of the health plan referendum. "The other two don't ring a
bell," he said.
Some students said they
were simply not interested and
did not intend to vote. "I don't
really care," said Ray Jang, a
first year science student. Other
students said they were "too
busy," or thought the AMS was
"a waste of time."
"I wasn't really planning
on (voting)," said Andrew More,
a third year international relations student. "But I guess I
The first day of voting resulted in an estimated turnout
of 670 voters. If turnout continues at this rate, it is unlikely
quorum will be reached by the
end of the week.
UBC has one of the highest
quorum requirements of any
Canadian university, requiring
that an estimated 2,800 students vote in favour of a referendum question.
AMS vice-president
Johanna Wickie said a failure
to meet quorum "will have
wasted time and money, and
we still won't know what students want."
"If students chose no, that's
fine," said Wickie. "But vote no,
don't just let the referendum
fail by not reaching quorum."
A referendum question to
reduce quorum held last January failed when it did not reach
VCC strike ends
by Martin Chester
Vancouver Community College is finally operating normally
after labour disturbances disrupted classes for the past month.
A strike bv the Vancouver
Municipal Elmployees Union,
which represents the college's
support staff, has temporarily
ended, pending a vote on a tentative agreement by both the union
membership and the College
VCC Students' Union external affairs coordinator P.J.
Harston said "Its not quite over
yet— the (VMEU) union still has
to have its membership ratify the
The Students' Union will release a statement on the agreement after the VMEU vote on
Thursday. Harston said the content of the reaction will "depend
on how much the union has had to
move." A favourable result for the
union will be well received by the
student body, he said.
VMEU president Michael
Carney said "I doubt (the membership) will be entirely happy
about it, but I think it is a very
good settlement."
Carney said the union would
not release the content of the
settlement package until after the
union membership had a chance
to look at it at their Thursday
afternoon meeting.
"Looking at other settlements
around the province,"he said, "this
is one of the best packages that
has come down in years."
Carney said that the stalemate which had existed in the
negotiations since late August was
broken by the college.
"I think there was desire on
both sides to reach a settlement."
he said. "There was movement on
the part ofthe college. Essentially,
they blinked first."
VCC president Paul Gallagher
said it was work from both sides
which produced a tentative settlement. "We got an agreement; it's
the way it works" he said when
asked how the agreement was
"There has been a tentative
agreement reached and the college
is operating as usual," Gallagher
Harston said the strike has
had a positive effect on the student
body because many students are
getting involved.
"A lot of students are asking
to get involved with the student
union of (The Canadian Federation
of Students)," he said. "This is
directly a result ofthe strike.
"The strike has helped make
post-secondary education an issue
for the next (provincial) election,"
Harston said. Ithasbroughtissues
such as under-funding to the forefront of people's minds, he said.
However, he said classes wi;I
be extended two weeks into
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October 10, 1990 Understanding needed in land claims
by Laurie Newell
In a volatile atmosphere, natives and non-natives debated issues related to native land claims
and self-government during the
taping ofthe CBC Forum entitled
Native Rights, Native Wrongs.
Shouts of "Oka terrorist" and
"Redneck" were interspersed between the taped segments of the
television program, which host
Kevin Evans described as more of
a "general venting" than a detailed
Members of the audience and
the seven-member panel brought
together for the program expressed
anger and frustration both at the
fact that it took violence at Oka to
bring native issues onto the
government's agenda, and at each
other's views on the issues discussed. Many people described the
current unsettled situation as a
"crossroads" and a "dangerous
time" in the history of Canada.
A commercial fisher in the
audience said he felt "threatened" by the possibility of government-native negotiations
which would allocate more fish
to the native food fishery, and
fewer to the commercial fishery.
He feared his livelihood was "up
for grabs."
Another audience member
voiced the still prevalent stereotype that there is "no incentive for natives to work", as the
government continually "throws
money at them." Panel member
Perry Nyce, vice president ofthe
Nisga'a Tribal Council, replied
that it is big business and not
natives who primarily benefit
from government policies. The
Nisga'a are from the Nass Valley
in Northern B.C.
One native woman said she
simply wanted native people to
have the right to maintain custody of their own children.
The forum brought into clear
focus the diverse interests and
opinions of some of the thirty
Attack prompts
safety program
by Heidi Modro
MONTREAL (CUP) — Officials at
l'Universite de Montreal, where
14 women were murdered last
December, are beefing up security
following an attack on a female
engineering student two weeks
The university plans to increase security patrols and install
extra lights in dark areas after a
20-year-old woman was struck six
times on the back oi the neaa witn
a rock and kicked during an early-
morning attack Sept. 21.
Montreal police say they have
no clues in the case, although they
know the assailant was male.
The woman, whose name
hasn't been released, was walking
on an abandoned wooded path
leading to the engineering school
and a few other campus buildings
when the attack took place, said
Raymond Carbonneau, a
Universite de Montreal official.
She suffered a concussion and
was taken to a nearby hospital, he
said. She is now recovering at
"Violence against womenis an
increasing problem in this society,"
Carbonneau said. "We have to take
measures on our own campus to
increase safety by encouraging
prevention and adding extra security measures."
Carbonneau said students and
administrators at first feared that
the student was attacked because
she was a female engineering
"A lot of people were immediately afraid that it was some kind
of a copy cat action or chain reac
tion as a result ofthe massacre,"
he said. "But then an investigation showed that there was no
way an assailant could have
known that the women was an
engineering student."
Police officer Gilles Morand
said that with the help of the
university, the police department
is tryi ng to i nform stu dents about
preventive measures they can
take. But, he said, they are trying to keep media coverage to a
"We're afraid it may give
some criminals an incentive to
repeat such an action," he said.
"There's always a risk of starting
a chain reaction of violence."
In addition to the
university's new security measures, the Ecole Polytechnique—
the engineering school where last
December's murders occurred—
has also recently received
$300,000 from the education
ministry to increase safety
within its grounds.
Bernard Levy, spokesperson
for the school, said it plans to
install a television monitoring
system and restrict access after
hours. It will also introduce an
intercom system that would ensure better communication in the
event of an emergency.
Levy said the ministry was
acting on the recommendations
of a security report that was
drawn up by an engineering
school committee in 1988.
"We don't know whether the
ministry decided to give us the
money because of whathappened
last December," he said.o a
native nations located in B.C. One
Gitksan-Wet'su'weten man implied
that his nation wan ted complete sovereignty from Canada. In contrast,
Nyce described the Nisga'a Tribal
Council as wanting to negotiate into
Tom Siddon, federal Minister of
Indian and Northern Affairs spoke
diplomatically of "certainty, dignity,
respect, prosperity" for everyone in
Canada. He spoke little of concrete
change, but did imply that it may
soon be time to dismantle the Department of Indian Affairs.
Siddon did admit, however, that
his title implies "a degree of conflict
of interest" because he must manage
the land in the interests ofthe Natives
and in the economic interests ofthe
Federal Government.
Some non-Natives expressed
fears of losing property or rights if
Nati ve groups are given the land and
self-government thatthey want. Bill
Wilson, chair of the First Nations
Congress, explained "we know what
it's like to suffer; we're not going to
im pose [suffering] on other people."
Wendy Grant, a Musqueam
Chief and the only woman on the
panel, emphasized that the unjust
taking of native lands is an injustice which according to Canadian
law itself must be taken care of.
Paul Tennant, a panel member and an associate professor of
Political Science at UBC, said that
most misunderstandings and fears
between natives and non-natives
are based on "simple ignorance."
He emphasizedthe needto re write
the history that is taught to ensure
more thorough and accurate representation of history from a native
After two hours of debate, one
woman concluded that nothing had
been accomplished during the debate.
Other opinions were mixed.
Ann Thomson, a Vancouver
woman, thought the forum was set
up to be confrontational, which
impeded laying the groundwork
for necessary negotiations.
Ken Dennis, a Shuswap man,
said that having both extreme and
moderate, educated and ignorant
views represented showed "how far
natives and non-natives have to go
in buildingarelationship" and emphasized that "time is running out
for Canada".
Dale Edwards, a non-native
woman, said it is "our responsibility as non-Natives to educate ourselves," and to increase education
in the community in order to "dispel myths and stereotypes" about
native people.
Edwards is helpingto organize
a meeting of non-native people
interested in forming a native support group. The first meeting will
be held on Monday, November 26
at the Vancouver East Cultural
Centre, at 7:30 PM, where Don
Ryan, ofthe Gitksan-Wet'su'weten
nation will be speaking.
Part two of Native Rights,
Native Wrongs will be aired on
CBC television at 9PM Saturday,
October 13.
Legal aid clinic offers help on campus
by Paul Abbott
Students in the need of cheap
legal aid can turn to the Law Students Legal Aid Program (LSLAP)
who offer a clinic on campus.
LSLAP is operated by the
Greater Vancouver Law Student's
Legal Advice Society, a non-profit
organization of law student
volunteers. Each year an average
of 150 students and 50 lawyers
volunteer their time to give free
advice to Greater Vancouver
"We open about 5,000 files per
year" said supervising lawyer
Brian Higgins. "Out of those
5,000,200 are from UBC. One of
the concerns of the LSLAP is
that we're not seeing a lot of
students. We are better known
in the community than we are on
our own campus."
In addition, the program
gives law students training in
practical legal skills as a
supplement to their formal academic learning, as well as the
opportunity to apply those skills
under supervision in a real-life
The law students can give advice on most legal problems, including landlord/tenant disputes, small
claims, family law, wills, employer/
employee relations, uncontested divorces, Unemployment Insurance
claims, Workers' Compensation
Board and Welfare claim disputes,
motor vehicle claims, and other areas of law.
The program provides free legal
advice to those who cannot afford a
lawyer. People on social assistance
or those receiving a retirement pension qualify also.
"As far as students are con
cerned," Higgins said, "we know
that some students come from a
rich background, but as far as we're
concerned a student, per se, is poor
and we help them."
The program is completely organized and run by a staff of volunteer students, and the quality of
tho advice given is good.
"They're getting no (course)
credits for this," Higgins said, "it's
to their credit (asindividuals). They
are generally high-calibre people."
Higgins' role as legal supervisor (he is a qualified lawyer with
seven years experience in private
practice) is "to supervise the legal
aspects of each and every file to
ensure the accuracy ofthe quality
ofthe legal advice given."
"We win about 75% of our cases
in small claims"he said, adding "in
criminal matters our success rate
isn't as high, but our successful
results are high."
The LSLAP operates 18 clinics throughout greater Vancouver,
with one right here on campus at
SUB 214 and 215, from 12:30 until
2:00 PM every Tuesday. They also
have an office in room 156 of the
Law Building, open weekdays.
October 10,1990
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PAMYAT: the memories of nationalism, anti-
semitism are being reborn in Russia
The massive social, political and economic upheaval which has
shaken the Soviet Union has been accompanied by ultranational-
ism, chauvinism and racism.
by David Chivo
UBC political science professor Paul
Marantz said the collapse of communism
and the deteriorating economy creates a
dangerous situation in the Soviet Union.
"Russians are looking for someone to
blame for their country's problems and Jews
have historically been a convenient scapegoat," saidMarantz. "Nationalistgroupshave,
at the same time, used their new political
freedoms to arouse populist anti-Semitism."
Most prominent amongst these "nativ-
ist" movements in Russia is the group called
Pamyat. Paymat blames "aggressive Zionism and Talmudic atheism" for the Bolshevik
atrocities under Lenin and Stalin.
Pamyat, literally meaning memory or
nostalgia, formed in January 1989. In its
manefesto, Pamyat says in that Jews "tortured and robbed...the People of our Fatherland."
Among other things, Pamyat's manifesto states: "We demand...an end to the sale
of raw materials to the world-wide Zionist
financial oligarchy.
"Decent people cannot have any compromise whatever with the Zionist state, founded
and supported on the basis ofthe doctrines of
Jewish fascism.
"We regard all cases of separatism and
enmity between nationalities in our country
as dirty Zionist-Masonic provocation, and
demand the disclosure of the real names of
the instigators and their punishment.
"Our people are capable of dealing with
their wealth. We demand the cessation ofthe
robbery ofthe country by concessions of land
to the Zionist-Masonic capital.
"During the Zionist genocide in our
country more people were killed than in all
the wars fought by humanity.
The manifesto ends with this
devastatingly anti-Semitic conclusion:
"WE REMEMBER — our strength is in
our unity. We shall not sell our birthright for
a mess of potage to the Zionist curse. There
are no forces in the world which could break
the spine of this reptile other than our Spirit,
our Unity."
In an article in Radio Free Europe's
Report ofthe USSR, University of Western
Ontario professor Pospielovsky said the
emergence of groups like Pamyat "arise out
ofthe collapse of Marxist internationalism."
"(Pamyat) is a spectrum of all shades of
nationalism," Pospielovsky said. "In its
statements can be found all
the best characteristics of
the Russian national traditions as well as ugly radicalism, pogromism, and
Of course, organized
racism is no stranger to virtually any country—the Ku
Klux Klan in the southern
United States and on the
Canadian Prairies for example—but there is discerning  evidence  that   	
Pamyat could gain widespread support in the future, mirroring the
rise of Nazism in inter-war Germany.
American Sovietologist Shlapentokh
states in an essay that, "the Pamyat organization, with its brutish hatred of Jews...has
become as serious political force ready to
demonstrate its genuine strength" in this era
of Glasnost freedoms.
Pamyat catalyzes the anti-Semitic sentiment by connecting Jewish participation,
from Marx to Trotsky, to the savage post-
revolutionary Soviet history.
"Lenin's statement that the 'Bolsheviks
have conquered Russia' [is] an indication
that Lenin saw Russia as an enemy territory
and ap enemy nation," said Posielovsky. "On
a more primitive level, however, it is easy to
combine Lenin's concept of conquest with the
abundance of 'foreign names' among the
Furthermore, the New York Times wrote,
"some Russian nationalists, in fact, are inclined to exonerate Stalin on the fantastic
grounds that he was manipulated by the
Jews around him."
Pamyat's does not only base its support
on populist sentiment but, disturbingly , on
Russian intellectuals and politicians as well.
Seventy-four Russian writers for example, signed and published a declaration
stating, "It is precisely Zionism that is responsible for many things, including Jewish
Organised racism is no stranger to virtually
any country — the Ku Klux Klan in the
southern United States and on the
Canadian prairies for example — but there
is discerning evidence that Pamyat could
gain widespread support on the future,
mirroring the rise of Nazism in inter-war
pogroms and for cutting off dry branches of
their own people in Auschwitz and Dachau."
In essence, they are claiming that the Jews
instigated attempts of self-annihilation.
Furthermore, Rasputin, aRussian writer
recently appointed to the Congress ofPeople's
Deputies, publicly blamed the Jews for the
advent of Soviet Communism.
"I think today the Jews here should feel
responsible for the sin of having carried out
the Revolution and the shape that it took,"
said Rasputin. "They should feel responsible
for the terror. For the terror that existed
during the Revolution and especially after
the Revolution. They played a large role, and
their guilt is great. Both for the killing of God
and for that."
Rasputin condemns the Jews for destroying the divine and connects this to the
obliteration ofthe Russian society.
"In this country those are the Jewish
sins, because many Jewish leaders took part
in the terror, in the repression ofthe kulaks,
of the peasants, and so on. The ideology
(Marxist communism) was produced by the
Pamyat activities are more than just
rhetoric, they are expressed in actions as
well. Russian Jews have been verbally abused
and beaten- Furthermore, Pamyat members
disrupted a 1989 Writers Club meeting, assaulting club members and threatening that
"next time we'll come with submachine guns." The Writers
Club is an organization of Russian journalists and authors—
including some Jews.
"There is no denying," said
Pospielovsky, "that Pamyat
contains dangerous seeds of
racism and violence and the
potential for becoming a neo-
Nazi totalitarian alternative to
the disintegrating totalitarianism ofthe Marxist system."
  Pamyat   represents   a
genuine risk to Soviet Jewry;
the impact of this organization also depicts
an ominous future for the country in terms of
conflicting national groups. Fearing a bloodbath, 100,000 Jews left the USSR last year
and about 150,000 will leave this year.
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leave, and to persecuted minorities in the
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Vander Zalm throws
students out of
VANCOUVER (CUP) — B.C. Premier Bill Vander Zalm called in
RCMP constables to have 28 students thrown out ofhis office October 2.
The students staged the sit-in
to protect lagging contract talks
between Vancouver Community
College and its 450 support staff,
who have been on strike since Sept.
24. About 20,000 students attend
the college, which has three campuses.
No charges have been laid
against the students.
Vander Zalm said he had no
choice but to have the "boisterous"
protestors ejected from his Richmond office.
"Those that were left were
doing things like climbing out the
window, climbing on the roof, un
plugging the fax and foolingaround
with the telephones and what have
you," Vander Zalm said. "It was
such that we couldn't tolerate it."
But students vowed to continue their protests until the strike
is over.
"We're trying to put pressure
on the provincial government to
either stepin and help negotiations
or to release funding so that the
union can have a fair contract,"
said student P J. Harston, who was
involved in the sit-in.
Contract talks have been adjourned indefinitely and there is
no sign of an end in the strike.
The college is offering the
union an eight per cent wage increase in each of two years, but
strikers want a 10.5 per cent hike
over the same period.
Convention fever hits youth
of major political parties
Convention fever has struck
the youth ofthe four major political parties, and their UBC club
affiliates are right in the heat of
the action.
Two weeks ago, the BC Young
Liberals and the Young Conservatives held conventions at
Victoria and Whistler respectively.
At the Young Liberals convention, former UBC Thunderbird
football player Bruce Young was
elected president by acclamation.
Young, a fourth year political
science student, said
his goal is to increase the party's
presence on college campuses and
in the activities ofthe provincial
Young said the UBC club is
one of the largest in the province
and boasts a membership of
around 100 students this year.
Meanwhile at Whistler, 50
delegates (including 10 from UBC)
took part in the Young Progres
sive Conservative's convention.
Colin Metcalfe, an employee at
the British Consulate in
Vancouver, was elected president.
UBC club president Ron
vander Ende said the UBC group
is "almost entirely focused on federal politics, even with the seemingly imminent demise of Bill
Vander Zalm. Most people are just
interested in the federal scene."
Vander Ende said that most
ofthe discussion at the conference
concerning campus political clubs
was centred on apathy and keeping people interested.
"It's tough because every year
the experienced people move on
and the challenge is to keep the
interested people in the organization so they can take over in a
couple of years," he said.
The Young Socreds held their
annual conference last spring but
UBC club president Mina Leekha
said the club will be active during
the upcoming party convention
this weekend at the Vancouver
Trade and Convention Centre.
"We have about 35 people
from UBC (attending the conference) ranging from volunteer to
delegate status," Leekha said. "On
Thursday morning we host a
Young Social Credit breakfast
with the premier and on Friday
night we are sponsoring a dance."
Leekha said the UBC club
currently boasts a membership of
98 and has been very active this
The BC Young New Democrats will be holding their annual
convention November 2-4 at New
Westminster's Douglas College.
UBC club president Mark
Keister said the club has 60 members so far but has been limited in
its activities.
"We have not been very active
so far but we plan to be if and
when an election is called," Keister
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Abortion clinics are becoming saviours
for Canadian women
by Deanne Fisher
TORONTO (CUP) — They were once the
feminist alternative to the sterility of a
hospital: a woman knew that when she
walked through the door of one of Canada's
few abortion clinics, no one's disapproving
eyes would damn her for what she was.
Today, abortion clinics are
getting ready to take up the slack
for the increasing numbers of doctors in hospitals across the country who are closing their doors to
Canadian women.
In short, Tfou ain't seen nothing yet,' is what opponents of Bill
C-43—a bill that will put abortion
back into the criminal code—are
predicting when and if it becomes
Already, at least 50 doctors
across the country are saying no to
women. The new law will leave
doctors vulnerable to harassment
in the form of legal prosecution by
anti-choice activists. They don't
want the headaches or the publicity.
The law would demand that
abortions be performed only when
the physical or mental health of
the woman is in danger. Advocates
of choice—and many doctors—say
the only reason a woman should
need is that she does not want to
have a child.
The bill itself is buried somewhere in the Senate chambers,
smothered in the media by the
GST, procedural filibustering and
the accelerated appointments of
new Tory senators. If Senate votes
on the bill, observers expect it to
In the meantime, abortion
clinics are taking on a new role for
Canadian women. Once considered
the alternative to a hospital abor
tion—a privilege for those who can
afford the extra charge and a trip
to the nearest big city—abortion
clinics may be the only service
women can continue to depend on.
The results of an informal poll
among doctors conducted by the
Canadian Medical Association
showed a "substantial reduction in
the numbers of physicians who will
provide services" should Bill C-43
The CMA warned the government that doctors wouldjump ship,
says CMA official Doug Geekie.
Women from smaller cities and
towns are already being forced to
travel long distances.
But the major exodus has yet
to come, says Geekie. When the
bill is passed and the first charges
are laid against a doctor for performing an abortion, doctors will
stop in droves.
Pregnancy counsellors are on
their guards, waiting to receive
word that the doctors they rely on
for abortions are stopping the
practice. About the only thing they
don't worry about are the clinics.
"Clinic physicians tend to be
more political. They're doing it out
ofa sense of duty to women. They're
not likely to quit," says Jane
Holmes, executive co-ordinator of
the Canadian Abortion Rights Action League.
Clinics have long been preferred by the pro-choice movement
but not by provincial governm ents.
With the exception of Quebec, no
provincial medical plan fu] ly funds
abortions in clinics.
Some provinces pay the
doctor's fee but operating a clinic
takes staff, equipment and a
building. Those costs are incorporated into a fee for abortions which
start at about $200 and rise with
the duration ofthe pregnancy.
Not only is the cost prohibitive but clinics are few and far
between, concentrated in
Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.
"It's difficult for a lot of women to
come to a clinic. They need to travel
and they don't like to announce to
their bosses and teachers that they
— Noabortionsareperformedin
Prince Edward Island;
— The Nova Scotia government
has passed anti-clinic legislation;
Dr. Henry Morgentaler has opened
a clinic in Halifax and is challenging the legislation;
— There are no clinics in New
Brunswick and only four hospitals
perform abortions;
— Quebec has a network of clinics funded by the government;
— The doctor's fees in Ontario's
four abortion clinics — all in
Toronto are paid by the government but operating costs are paid
by patients;
Access to abortion is limited to
In short, 'You ain't seen nothing yet,' is
what opponents of Bill C-43—a bill that
will put abortion back into the criminal
code—are predicting when and if it
becomes law.
need the day off to go into the city
to have an abortion," says Cherie
MacDonald, a spokesperson from
the Ontario Coalition for Abortion
The coalition is hoping
Ontario's new NDP government
will follow through on its commitment to women's issues by funding
clinics outside Toronto. They also
hope the attorney general's government will ignore the abortion
law by rejecting charges against
doctors as frivolous.
But some provinces don'teven
have groups formed to lobby for
abortion clinics let alone a decidedly pro-choice government:
— Only one doctor, nearing retirement, performs abort: ons in
the city of Winnipeg in Manitoba
where there is one Morgentaler
clinic; 90 per cent of Winnipeg
abortions are performed in one
hospital which is already cutting
The Saskatchewan government funds only "medically necessary" abortions; hospitals serve
local women only; doctors must
give women "a reasonable understanding ofthe state of fetal development" before performing an
— Alberta requires the opinion
of two doctors; there are no clinics
but Morgental er would like to open
one in Edmonton where women
are being turned away because of
overcrowding; many Albertan
women head to the United States
for abortions;
— B.C.'s abortion clinics are partially funded by the government,
as in Ontario.
Clinics don't have to be a financial burden to provincial governments, according to lobbyists.
Henry Morgentaler pioneered
a method that requires only local
anesthetic as opposed to general
aesthetic delivered by most hospitals. "A small town can still have a
clinic," says MacDonald. "They can
be set up easily and are very cost
The CMA's Geekie says the
clinic doctors, because of their specialized practice, have become
"experts" at performing abortions
compared to hospitals.
The outcomes of the Senate
debate over Bill C-43 could range
from the highly unlikely defeating
of the bill to death on the order
paper because of procedural stalling. Justice Minister Kim
Campbell, who expressed qualms
about the bill when doctors began
to withdraw services, could refuse
to proclaim it law even if the Senate passes it.
The CMA expects the Senate
to begin dealing with Bill C-43 by
about the middle of October.
Perhaps not coincidentally,
pro-choice groups are planning a
national day of action for October
13, their last chance in a campaign
that has been overshadowed by
Meech Lake and the GST. Even
the day the House of Commons
voted on Bill C-43, Mikhail
Gorbachev's visit stole the show.
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THE UBYSSEY/7 Canada's Native policy threatens its economy
by Jeff Harrington
HALIFAX (CUP) — Canada is
jeopardizing its economic future
by denying its aboriginal people
their rights, says an expert in
international law.
"The rest of the world is all
too well aware that half of Canada
is a large mineral-filled territory
with an indigenous majority," said
Russel Barsh, a native studies
professor at the University of
Barsh, international legal
advisor to the Micmac Grand
Council, said a world-wide consensus is emerging that indigenous peoples have a right to
"internal autonomy, use of their
land, and effective representation
in national decisions that affect
their lives."
That amount of native self-
determination would be hard to
swallow for the Mulroney government, which denied the Micmacs a seat at first ministers'
conferences on aboriginal rights.
"The federal government feels
it has no legal responsibility to
consult with any First Nation in
any decision it makes," said Mary
Ellen Turpel, an associate law
professor at Dalhousie University.
But Barsh says the government will have to change its atti-
tude or itmay ha veto kiss Canada's
future prosperity goodbye.
"Canada, and Quebec for that
matter, with all its national aspirations, look to that territory as
the source of their economic future," Barsh said.
He said that if Canada can
come to a political accommodation
with its indigenous people then it
may have access to those resources.
If not, it may be up the creek.
He points a recently-reviewed
convention adopted by the International Labor Organization gives
natives control of their social, cultural and economic affairs, including land use. The agreement, al
ready ratified by Norway and
Mexico, will go into force next September.
The federal government has
been silent about the existence of
the convention and fought "tooth
and nail" to kill it, said Barsh.
"Since 1945, Canada has been
a leading advocate of the rule of
law in international relations. If it
starts saying Thooey to you' as
soon as there is an unfavorable
decision, it will lose credibility and
credit-worthiness (among international bankers)," said Barsh.
Native land claims are based
on the assertion that natives never
gave up title to their ancient lands.
The claims cover much of the
Joseph Marshall, a Micmac in
his second year at Dalhousie Law
School, said the original territory
of the Micmacs included the Atlantic provinces, part ofthe Gaspe
peninsula in Quebec and islands
such as St. Pierre and Miquelon,
now claimed by France. Much of
Quebec and Canada's North is also
territory claimed by natives.
Meanwhile, the United Nations' Human Rights Committee
has agreed to rule next summer on
a complaint filed in 1986 by the
Grand Micmac Council.
The Micmacs argue that they
were recognized as a historically
distinct nation when they signed a
treaty with the British in 1752,
before provincial governments and
Parliament even existed.
As a result, they have a right
to direct representation in any
negotiation that might change
their constitutional status, such
as the first ministers' conferences,
they say.
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he doesn't think the complaint
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death at
by Liz Langlois
festive spiritof St. FrancisXavier's
annual homecoming parade came
to an abrupt end September 29
when a visiting student was
crushed to death under the rear
wheels ofa flatbed trailer.
University College of Cape
Breton student Larry Sampson,
20, had been riding on a float in the
parade, held every year before St.
F.X.'s homecoming football game.
There are conflicting accounts of
how Sampson got under the trailer
that carried the float.
RCMP Constable Reg Lagace,
who was nearby when the accident
occurred, said one version had
Sampson getting off the float with
other students. For some reason,
he tried to get back on the float, but
lost his footing and fell to the
In another version, Sampson
lost his balance and fell off the
Although he didn't know
whether the incident was alcohol-
related, Student Services director
Jim McMullin said high alcohol
consumption on the campus concerns him.
"With the amount of out-of-
control drinking on campus, this
was probably just an accident
waiting to happen," said McMullin.
Constable Lagace said
Sampson's blood-alcohol level
would "most likely" be released
through a public inquiry. Crown
Prosecutor Rod Chisholm said he
is certain an inquiry will be held,
but could not say when.
St. F.X. president David
Lawless called the accident a
"fluke" that was "not foreseeable
or preventable."
No standard safety regulations exist for the types of floats
that may be entered in the parade,
or the number of people allowed on
each float.
"All the best procedures were
in place" for the parade, said
Alumni Affairs director Brian
MacDonald. MacDonald said
drivers drove slowly during the
entire parade.
Minutes after the accident,
officials cancelled the football
game, which had already begun.
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T-Birds collar Huskies
In a textbook case of pass interference,
Saskatchewan defensive back Dan Dewar puts a
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by Wayne King
The UBC Thunderbird football team moved one step closer to
a return trip to the Western Bowl
with a come from behind win over
the University of Saskatchewan.
The unranked T-Birds upset
the third ranked Huskies by coming back from a 11-6 half-time
deficit to down the dogs 19-12. It
was UBC's first victory in their
last six meetings with the Huskies—a streak that includes last
season's Western Bowl loss in
UBC scored first after an impressive opening drive stalled on
the Saskatchewan 18 yard line.
Place-kicker Roger Hennig kicked
a 25 yard field goal to give the T-
Birds a quick 3-0 lead.
The Huskies took over the lead
late in the second quarter on an 80
yard punt return for a touchdown
by Errol Brown. It was Brown's
conference leading third punt return for a touchdown this season.
The punt return would be the
only touchdown the Huskies would
record on an afternoon that saw
the UBC defence stand its ground
and hold the Huskies to one field
goal and two singles with only 237
yards in total offense.
The T-Bird defense has played
an intregal part in all UBC victories to date and Saturday's game
was no exception. The defensive
squad kept UBC in the game until
the offense got on track and scored
the points needed to win.
"Our defense really played a
strong game for us today," said
UBC head coach Frank Smith. "We
did a good job of getting upfield
and put a lot of pressure on them."
The UBC front seven played a
strong game and were in the face of
Husky quarterback David Earl for
most of the afternoon. Outside
linebackers Troy Van Vliet and
Cal Duncan recorded one quarterback sack each, while defensive
ends Doug Shorman and Scott
MacDonald combined for UBC's
third sack which stalled a Husky
comeback bid.
The multi -talented Hennigled
all T-Bird tacklers with nine tackles and six assists while fellow
cornerback Mark Nelson brought
down six ball carriers.
UBC rookie defensive back
Leigh King, who replaced starting
safety Travis Wolsey after he injured a leg in the fourth quarter,
snuffed out Saskatchewan's hopes
for a comeback with a key interception late in the fourth quarter.
Hennig led all UBC scorers
with 13 points on four field goals
and a convert. Hennig now leads
the Canada West conference in
scoring with 44 points.
"Roger deserves a lot of credit,"
said Smith. "Our specialty teams
have played very well all season."
Late in the fourth quarter,
UBC quarterback Vince Danielsen
connected with receiver Mark
Nowotny on a crucial second and
twenty play that brought the ball
to the Husky 10 yard line.
Danielsen then scrambled nine
yards and on the next play, plunged
into the endzone on a quarterback
sneak for the winning touchdown.
Danielsen spread the offense
around evenly, connecting with five
different receivers and finishing
the day with 16 completions on 31
attempts for 171 yards.
"Our passing game is a read-
type offense and the coverage determines which of our receivers
will receive the pass," said Smith.
"That's one of the reasons why we
have four receivers at the top ofthe
The win improves UBC's
record to 3-2 and places them in a
tie for the second and final play-off
spot with Saskatchewan, just 2
points behind league leading University of Calgary Dinosaurs.
Although the Thunderbirds
have a break i n their Canada West
schedule, they will not spend it
resting. The team will travel to
San Fransisco to play Menlo College on October 13.
Menlo is an NCAA division III
school that plays an independent
schedule which includes several
division II teams.
"Menlo is 4-1 on the season
and two of those wins were over
division II schools so this is anything but a holiday for us," said
Smith. "We just have to take things
one game at a time and keep improving everytime out."
The 1990 season appears as
though it's going to go down to the
wire. Unless UBC is upset by fourth
place Alberta or fifth place
Manitoba, the T-Birds' final home
game on November 3 against
Calgary will determine whether or
not they will return to the Western
The T-Birds next home game
is on October 20 when they host
the Alberta Golden Bears. Kick-off
is at 7:30 pm at Thunderbird Stadium and admission is free to all
UBC students.
T-Birds run wild
by John Newlands
The conditions were excellent
at the Pacific Northwest Cross
Country Championships, held on
the Osborne Fields at UBC this
past weekend.
The UBC teams hosted the
meet and faired well on the course
that will be used for the Canada
West Cross Country meet on October 27th.
The UBC women's team is
poised for a great season as five
runners placed in the top ten on
the 4 kilometre course. For the
second meet in as many weeks,
UBC's Meghan O'Brien placed
second with a time of 14 minutes,
9 seconds. However she was once
again edged out by a runner from
the Richmond Kajaks. This week
it was Li z Jones who won in a time
of 13:40. Placing third was UBC's
Karen Reader at 14:30. Rounding
out those in the top 10 from UBC
were sixth Fredrique Schmidt
(15:16); eighth Susan Chalmers
(15:26); and ninth Marcie Good
The UBC women placed second in the team competition with
11 points, edged out by 1 point by
the Richmond Kajaks.
The men's team had a tougher
time on the 10km course but they
showed definite improvement over
last week's performance. UBC won
the team competition with 34
points, handily defeating the University of Victoria in second with
64. Next weekend, however, UBC
will travel to Victoria where UVic
will have home course advantage
and more of its top runners competing.
The men's race was won by
Warren Barker from the
Nor Westers in a time of 13:41. In
second place was David McGivern
from the Vancouver Olympic Club
with a clocking of 31:44. Placing
third was UBC's Doug Consiglio at
31:57. Consiglio showed a marked
improvement from last week as he
ran a very aggressive race, throw-
ingin some impressive surges that
dropped the whole fieldfor a while.
Also in the top ten from UBC
were Al Klassen in fourth (32:27)
and Jeff Archibald in eighth
Head Coach Marek
Jedrenyjek was pleased with his
runners and said "this was a excellent tune-up for the Canada
West meet and the level of fitness
for the whole team keeps getting
Jedrejek is hopeful that both
the men's and women's teams will
make it out of the Canada West
conference and qualify for national
It's only illegal if you get caught department: UBC defensive back Roger Hennig gets up
close and personal with Saskatchewan's Celvin Sander. There was no flag on the play.
Pack of runners in men's 10km event at Pacific Northwest Cross Country Championships,     john manis photo
October 10, 1990 $mm$
Riding rough shod over their opponents
V* Birds soar to the gold
by Gwen Parker
The UBC Women's Volleyball
team left a trail of devastated teams
in Washington en route to winning
the University of Puget Sound Invitational tournament.
The 'Birds can be proud of a
record which includes no games
lost over the entire weekend. After
defeating Central Washington in
an exhibition match in three
straight games, they went on to
the Puget Sound tournament and
emerged with the gold medal.
After finishing in first place
finish in pool play, UBC went on to
pummel their cross town rivals
from Simon Fraser University 15-
9, 15-6. In the double knockout
play-offs, Western Washington and
Central Washington also fell victim to the "Birds.
Evidently two defeatsin three
days was not enough as Central
Washington came back for more in
the finals only to be knocked off a
third time — 15-5, 16-14 — in the
gold medal match.
Coach Donna Baydock sai d the
results indicate that strong play
was demonstrated by each member
ofthe team.
Sonya Wachowski, a fourth
year veteran and right side player,
and middleblocker Sarah
Cepeliauskas were both selected as
tournament all-stars.
Wachowski led the team inkills
over the weekend with 40 successful attacks, and Cepeliauskas defensively dominated the net with
15 stuff blocks (blocks which lead to
a point or sideout).
UBC setter Kyla Lee made a
strong impression on the coaches at
the tournament and was voted the
tournament's Most Valuable
Kyla is a third year player with
the 'Birds who moved into an empty
starting slot last September and
has captained the team's offence
ever since.
Now thatthe basics are coming
together and the team has gained
some competitive experience,
Baydock is focussing on some finer
points of UBC's game.
Ice 'Birds second,
end Alberta OT jinx
by Michael Booth
For the third straight year the
UBC Thunderbirds hockey team
finished in the top three at the
Canadian Airlines' Cup tournament in Calgary.
The tournament features
teams from all eight Canada West
conference schools and the T-Birds,
who finished first in 1988 and third
lastyear when the tournament was
still called the Empress Cup, placed
second in this year's event after
losing 4-3 to the University of
Calgary in the title game.
The T-Birds got off to a slow
start when they lost their first game
5-2 to the University of
Saskatchewan Huskies. They
bounced back quickly, however,
hammering the University of
Lethbridge Pronghorns 10-0 and
downing the University of Alberta
Golden Bears 5-4 in overtime.
The win over Alberta marked
the T-Birds' first win over the
Golden Bears in more than a year
and advanced the T-Birds into the
final game against the home town
"We finally got the overtime
monkey off our back against
Alberta," said UBC head coach
Terry O'Malley. "We played five
overtime gamesagainstAlbertalast
year and we lost four and tied one."
T-Bird captain Grant Delcourt,
fresh from a try-out with the
Vancouver Canucks, led all UBC
scorers with seven goals and two
assists. Delcourt and goaltender
Ray Woodley were both named to
the tournament's all-star team.
The tournament was the first
opportunity for the T-Birds to play
against Canada West opposition and
O'Malley was pleased with what he
"We had a tough opening game
and then the team came together,"
O'Malley said. "It was our first real
competition and the team responded
well. It's really an outstanding tournament with all eight schools getting together for the weekend.
"It's always a very, very close
league but it appears to be closer
than usual. The two bottom placed
teams at the tournament (Manitoba
and Saskatchewan) both beat the
two teams who played for first place,"
he said.
The T-Birds received some bad
news when it was learned that fifth
year centre Jay Barberie suffered a
broken wrist and will be lost until
In other hockey action, the UBC
Junior Varsity team travelled to the
interior to compete in the Cariboo
Cup tournament against Peace-
Cariboo Junior Hockey League
UBC went undefeated in the
tournament, defeating the Prince
George Spruce Kings 6-5 in overtime and the Quesnel Millionaires
11-0 before downing Prince George
9-5 in the title game.
The Thunderbirds open their
season on October 19 and 20 with a
pair of home games against the •
University of Regina Cougars. First
league action of the season for the
Junior Varsity team comes this Friday and Saturday at the Winter
Sports Centre.
When the team reaches a
consistent level of play and
avoids giving up several points
at a time, they will regularly
the enjoy success of last
Canada West, conference
play will introduce UBC to
better defence, faster offense,
tougher serves, and more
mental control than the 'Birds
have seen yet this season. If
their present pattern of improvement continues, UBC
will rise to the occasion.
Their first opportunity
will be on November 2nd and
3rd at 8:00 at War Memorial
Gymnasium against the University of Calgary Dinosaurs.
UBC runner hits her stride
Sam LeRiche takes a futile swing at the ball as it enters the UBC goal
while UVic's Melaina Gaiga (8) looks on. UVic won 3-0.
Thunderbird crew prepares to meet
UVic, SFU in False Creek Regatta
by Quinn Harris
Blending youth and experience, the UBC Thunderbirds rowing team is preparing for its first
competition of the year.
This Saturday at False Creek,
the UBC crews will take on opponents from all over the region, including squads from Simor. Fraser
University, schools in Washington
state, and their perennial rivals,
the University of Victoria.
UBC coach Tori Young feels
that this year's team is a promising blend of new talent and experience.
"We know we have some
promising new athletes, and this
meet will certainly be testing
ground for a crew that's put in
some long traininghours," she said.
UBC'sbiggestcompetition will
be the UVic crews. Having the
training centre for the Canadian
National Men's Rowing Team usu
ally attracts some excellent rowers
to the Victoria Campus.
UBC rowing team president
and crew-member, Cedric Bergers,
said the attention the Victoria
crews receive could be an advantage for the UBC team.
"Being the underdog, I think
we feel less pressure and can more
easily perform to our potential,"he
The most recent competition
for the UBC rowing team was in
August's Royal Canadian Hedley
Regatta in St. Catherines, Ontario.
The teams competed against
formidable eastern Canadian and
American crews, but managed to
come back with one first and one
second place finish in the women's
lightweight category.
Hours of hard work go into
each competition and many would
consider the team's training
schedule to be gruelling. Five to
seven days a week, at five in the
morning, rowers travel to Burnaby
Lake and practice for two hours.
Crew members also train with
weights three times a week and
work out with rowing machines
four days a week.
This weekend, the T-Bird crew
is hoping their long hours training
and a supportive home crowd will
help them leave their rivals in their
Saturday's races, which include two member, four member
and eight member crews, will be
run on a 3000 metre course in
False Creek. Races will start at
9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 near Science World and finish near the
Burrard street bridge.
Unlike the common 2000
metre races in which competitors
race directly against each other,
Saturday's races will be staggered
and crews will be racing the clock.
Women's  Volleyball
Men's   Hockey                                                          STANDINGS
at   University  of  Puget   Sound
at  Canadian Airlines  Cup  in  Calgary
UBC  defeated   Puget   Sound   16-14,    15-11
UBC                       2                            Saskatchewan   5
ubc                 io                  Lethbridge     o                    Men's   Soccer
UBC  defeated   Seattle-Pacific   15-13,    1S-9
UBC                       5                            AlLerta               4    (OT)                                                                              V        L        T
W         L
A         P
UBC  defeated  Air   Force   Academy   15-4,    15-7
-   champ ions r.ip   game   -                                         UBC                                                      3        0        1
UBC                       3                            Calgary             4                               Victoria                                        3         0         1
UBC  defeated  Western   Washington   15-12,    15-9
Alberta                                           2         0        0
112      2
—  championship  match  —
Saskatchewan                              C         2        0
UBC  defeated   Central   Washington   15-5,    16-14
Lethbridge                                   C         4         0
Women's   Field  Hockey
Women's   Field
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at   Eric   Hamber  Field
W         L         T
W        L
8         0
UBC                       0                            _tam.tob*           0                               0BC                                                      4         0        0
4         2
Calgary             1                            Alberta             0                               Alberta                                           2         0        0
2         2
Calgary             34                          Alberta                29
Victoria           2                            Manitoba           1                               Calgary                                           C         2        0
DBC                       2                            Alberta             0                               Saskatchewan                              C         2         0
1         5
1         7
Men's   and Women's   Soccer
Victoria          5                            Calgary             0                               Lethbridge                                   C         2        0
Manitoba          0                            Calgary             0
— no games   scheduled—
Victoria           4                            Alberta             1
Games   this   weekend   at   O.J.    Todd   Fields:
UBC                       2                            C»lg*ry             0
Friday,   Oct.   12  va  Saskatchewan,   4:0C  pm.
Manitoba           1                            Alberta             0
Saturday Oct.    13   va   Alberta,    2:00   pm .
Victori*         3                         OBC                     0
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Pursuant to Bylaw 4, the following three referenda will
be held together Tuesday, October 9th through Friday,
October 12th:
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by Paul Abbott
ALL students at one time
or another find themselves questioning the value ofthe
time spentlabouringhere, existing
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The Physiology of Ice Hockey:
a testing and Training Manual
by Ted Rhodes and Pete Twist
It is then indeed an inspiration to be able to point to some
concrete realization ofthe motives
which bring us here in the first
"The Physiology of Ice
Hockey", subtitled "a testing and
training manual" is such a project.
The book, co-authored by Ted
Rhodes Ph.D in Exercise Physiology, and Pete Twist MA in Physical Education, is the result of five
years of research begun by Twist
while studying at McMaster University andcompleted here at UBC.
Twist, a former varsity hockey
player both at McMaster and at
UBC, started the project as a term
assignment for a Phys-Ed course
and gradually developed it into a
comprehensive manual with
Rhodes' help.
Twist said it is "an academic
undertaking, through which we
aim to bridge the gap from the
scientific journals and research
information to the laymen coaches
and athletes who can benefit from
it, and for undergrad students
seeking a background in exercise
The manual covers aerobics,
strength, flexibility and agility
training and testing in general,
and applies them specifically to
hockey. Most of the information
has been compiled from other
manuals, but a significant portion
of it is the author's application of
general principals of physiology
specifically to hockey, and as such
it is unique.
The nature of the manual is
such that much of it is pertinent to
other sports of similar nature, such
as basketball, soccer and lacrosse.
The manual is at present being used by the Vancouver
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expressed by other professional,
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Chaos breaks loose at the
Back Alley Theatre
by Yggy King
WE are all familiar with the
idea of musicians jamming on stage—each performer
improvises rhythm and tune on
the spur of the moment, building
on and complementing the performances of the others. The overall
effect is to create a spontaneous,
dynamic musical experience which
is never the same way twice.
Alocal improvisational theatre
company is providing a theatrical
equivalent ofthe musical jam session.
Back Alley Theatre
The Back Alley Theatre in
downtown Vancouver (north and
east of Thurlow and Robson) is the
frequent scene of hilarious theatrical bedlam that totally disregards
all the rules of thespian conventionality.
The demand for audience
participation became obvious at
last Thursday's "Times of Your
Life" show, when everyone was
asked to introduce themselves—
simultaneously and at the top of
their lungs!
Each skit used a different improvisational model to provide a
basic framework for the action. In
the "paper chase," random sentences were first written on scraps
of paper and scattered across the
stage, to be picked up and read
whenever a player found themselves at a loss for words.
Imagine the question "what
have you done with my GI Joe
lunchbox?"in the mi ddle of a tearful
Thanksgiving dinner spent remembering deceased parents.
During a hilarious "word endowment" sequence, an actor tried
to guess the word "imperialistic"
as he made sandwiches during
frequent interruptions from a gun-
slinging, flag-waving "Amerkun"
who kept claiming the household
in the name ofthe U S of A.
Other forms included more
traditional elements, such as
Shakespearean farces and musical misadventures.
The highlight ofthe evening,
and the namesake ofthe show, was
the in-depth expose ofthe life and
times of a poor, unsuspecting
member ofthe audience.
Following a deep discussion
between the victim and the players during intermission, we
learned (in graphic and exaggerated detail), of her trials and
tribulations in med school and
misfortunes behind the wheel
during a driving test.
You really had to be there to
appreciate it—suffice it to say that
the sight of someone lying on the
floor twitching as they give their
impression of a "large tissue with
multiple circumscribed lesions" is
not one soon forgotten.
The majority of performances
are the head to head comedy contests of the Theatresports league,
an international organisation devoted to semi-competitive improvisational theatre.
Each skit is done by two teams
and is judged in the manner of
high diving, with judges (selected
from the audience) giving a rating
between 1 and 10. The atmosphere,
however, is less like the calm concentration of a diving event and
more like a boisterous pool-side
The Theatresports concept
was started in Calgary in 1979 as
a workshop and teaching tool for
actor development.
It was first given public exposure after the regular shows at
the Calgary City Stage theatre,
with aspiring comic performers
giving a midnight show. These
performances met with great success and the idea rapidly spread.
There are currently
Theatresports groups in venues
as far-flung as England and Australia. Vancouver was one of the
first sites, Theatresports having
started here about 10 years ago.
The local group employs about
20 players, roughly half of whom
have professional theatre training,
including several alumni of the
UBC theatre program. The
Vancouver players are currently
the defending world Theatresports
Late night presentations at
the Arts Club Revue Theatre on
Granville Island may appeal to
those who like a cabaret atmosphere, where the humour can get
a little more risque. Also check out
cheap shows at Monday's "Rookie
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Sex represses in Paris
Behind bushes, a man
massages the breast ofa naive
writer of erotica who yearns to
Within earshot, her husband plays classical guitar in
ironic synchronization.
It is Paris, 1931.
Henry and June
Royal Centre
Just Opened
The film—based on Anais
Nin's (Maria de Medeiros) diary-account of her 1931 love
affairs with Henry (Fred Ward)
and his bisexual wife June
(Uma Thurman)—is perhaps
the first since 197 I's Last Tango
In Paris that uses profound
sexual metaphors expounding
themes of alienation and repression.
Henry is a great writer who
"will never be published," according to an associate. "He
writes about fucking."
Anais, hopelessly hooked
onto the intrigue of her bisexuality, wants a lesbian experience.
June says, "I don't want to
be worshipped, I want to be
As June places her body on
top of Anais, she tells the delicate Parisian, "You're so small
I could break you."
"You don't love me," declares June. "You just want
experience and empowerment!"
June creates tension within
Anais and Henry. The film explodes when her unpredictable
character adds a strong sense
of sobriety, shattering this sensually erotic dream-film.
Henry and June makes one
big point: The art world—in
particular print—is sexually
The movie includes a clip
from Louis Bunel's notorious
1928 movie Un Chien Andalou,
a surrealistic film in the vein of
David Lynch that taps the repressed subconscious of middle-
class society.
When an elderly man sees
ants crawling in and out of a
human hand followed by h ands
touching clothed breasts, he
decries in the theatre, "C'est
But Anais, who comprehends Bunel's surreal portrayal
of sexual repression, responds:
"Fuck you, Jack!"
No doubt, there will be protesters yelling for the banning
of this film—it has sex. And not
only that—it has explicit sex.
Director Philip Kaufman
(Unbearable Lightness of Be-
controversial mainstream
films, such as Wild At Heart,
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife
and Her Lover and so forth. A
new rating NC-17 (Not for children 17 and under) was created in the U.S. just for this
film. It has yet to be classified
in Canada.
But one critic said "if killing 1000 human beings in a
movie like Total Recall is not
considered obscene, why then
should explicit sexual matter
be considered obscene?"
Phillippe Rousselot (The Bear)
displays innovative techniques
that create intense impressions
of eroticism but avoid sleazy
Though it misses the mark
repeatedly in its first hour with
cliche shots, poor acting and
banal dialogue, it rejuvenates
in the last 80 minutes with profound symbols. This persistence
of symbols is the film's strength.
Take the reappearing eccentric who parodies extreme
"I like him," Henry says.
"He understands people."
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October 10,1990 AMS Gallery honours
photographic artists
by Christina Chen
TO Ian Hall, photo
graphic art is composed
of a trinity of basic elements:
pattern, reflection of people's
attitude, and mystification of
deserted places and objects.
Ian Hall and Istvan Pinter
AMS Art Gallery
Opens October 15
To Istvan
Pinter, it is
whatever strikes
him as interesting.
What do
these two artists
have in common?
Not much, except
they are both
"insular" individuals who are
putting together
an AMS exhibition starting on
October 15 in the
AMS Art Gallery
in the SUB building.
Hall's interest in photography stems from his attraction in
architecture: the visual power of
space and light. While studying
urban geography at UBC, he
joined Photosoc and became
hooked on the camera.
This twenty-five-year-old
artist is fascinated and amused
by the natural processes of
growth and decay.
"Growth (is) not just natural
growth, but man-made growth as
well," Hall said. When he sees an
old architectural structure, he
examines three things: how the
space appeals to the eyes; what
the structure is; and what it
could be.
Viewing from Hall's camera
eye, an old structure is two
things. First it is a creation ofa
certain state of mind at a point
in time. As the natural decaying
process takes place, it too reflects
the way people change. It is also
a "physical pattern representing
an attitude."
Hall does much of his work
on the waterfront. His reasoning
for this choice is that we do not
really like the waterfront
because we think it is ugly and
isolated. But eighty years ago it
was completely different—it
symbolized prosperity, life, and
growth. All that space was
different. The fact that it is now
neglected is an indication of our
shift in attitude.
By visiting strange places in
the deadness of early morning,
Hall captures, with his ultra-
high-speed film, a mood created
by mysterious lightings and
emptiness. He gives a form a
new evaluation. For example,
parts of granary towers, when
shot from a certain angle, can
resemble a Greek temple.
"I like to go to places and see
them in a multiplicity of ways,"
he said. If we open our eyes,
detach ourselves from reality, we
can actually see the beauty of
objects in pure architectural
terms. The present is the future's
past; what's beautiful now will be
Hall thus uses his camera to
capture the past's beauty from
the present's ugliness.
Pinter, unlike Hall, creates
feelings by flirting with the
placement of subjects with angle
ofthe camera, and the composition ofthe photo. Much ofhis
work is on people and
scenery, but he is
unrestricted in
choosing his subject,
which is whatever
intensely captures his
Playi ng with
rich, warm colours,
too, gives Jointer a
good kick. Royal blue
sky that fa.des into a
stark blackness is not
an unusual phertom-
7~Z        enon in his coloured
t ■ shots. Neither is an
* * overwhelming mass
of dazzling white snow with a
tiny, delapidated, wooden house
halfway down the picture a
surprise to him. Vast stretches of
space and bold colours are two of
his trademarks.
What is the satisfaction of
being a photographer? "The
process of developing the film and
the appearance of images bring
me the greatest rewards," Pinter
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Enough is enough
by Dania Sheldon
Freedom of speech. One ofthe
many english phrases worn out to
threadbare impotency and mean-
inglessness. Yet I know this will be
used as a (pathetic) thrust against
the issue I wish to address: The
Forestry Department's titillating
truck, ■ from which is advertised
the annual "Undercut Dance", and
on which is painted (amongst other
delicate slogans), "NO FAT
Not a new event, certainly,
and I've read letters in protest and
(regrettably) in defense of this disgusting phrase last year. But I
refuse to simply scowl and walk
past it this time. ENOUGH!
What the hell is taking place
in our reputedly "civilized society",
that leads people to sanction this
overt attack upon the human body,
and emotional well-being? I'm including both
sexes at this
point, because the
perverse distortion of values that
denigrates, punishes, ostracizes and destroys individuals on the basis of physical
"fatness" attacks men as well as
women. Yet, fortunately for the
male populace, the repercussions
have been neither as widespread
nor as long-enduring as for women.
Don't any of you who support
the Forestry students' slogan dare
to pass it off as "just a joke" or
"ham-less". Bullshit. To anyone
whohasbeen subjected to this kind
of attitude, or has watched another suffer, in terror of being
judged as physically unacceptable,
there is no humour — only incredible pain.
For eight years, I've had
anorexia. Most people know what
that means now—even the media
has deemed it (and a related problem, bulimia) to be sufficiently interesting for public consumption.
In fact, there has been a miniature
flood of T.V. programs, newspaper
blurbs, magazine features and
statistics in the past three or so
years, drawing attention to this
spectrum of problems.
That would be fine, maybe
even helpful, were it not for the
totally conflicting information
more covertly conveyed by the rest
of the media and advertising
sphere. There is a disgusting hypocrisy in the combination of this
focus on "eating disorders" and the
continually projected ideal of the
"perfect" (i.e. significantly underweight) body.
"A New You in just 2 weeks!",
"Lose weight and look great!",
"Look good in that new swimsuit!
Lose 10 lbs in 3 weeks and watch
the heads turn", etc. Combined
with the emaciated, flat-chested,
aenemic models/actresses/musical
performers, such imperatives reinforce and perpetuate that twi sted
set of principles that spews forth
such venom as "NO FAT CHICKS".
"But, eating disorders are
mental illnesses, aren't they?" say
some people. Thanks to the usual
superficial and sensationalistic
treatment of this topic, television
and magazines have again succeeded in making everyone an expert on anorexia and bulimia
(which are in themselves only
general terms for a variety of
problems and behaviours). Programs on Karen Carpenter depict
a talented woman pushing her
perfectionism too far; dramas about
bulimics feed an uninformed
public's desire for horror by depicting binges and purges with a
voyeurism that turns suffering
individuals into depersonalized
Well, no one I've met with
these problems is a freak — we're
victims of the attitudes that see
nothing unacceptable in advertising a function
with the phrase
Don't try to
throw textbook
analyses at me — I don't come
from "bad home", I've never been
abused or assaulted, and Fm no
more of a compulsive or perfectionist than the next student who
procrastinates until the night before to write an essay. My problem
started when, after three years of
being harassed and ostracized for
my physical appearance, I decided
to lose fifteen "extra pounds".
Eight years (and three-and-a-
half months in hospital) later, Fm
finally almost healthy again. But
every single day I see women on
this campus — two, three, four
— who are starving themselves,
too. Bulimia is much less visually
obvious, so I have no idea how
many at UBC suffer from that.
And of course, UBC is only one
relatively small arbitrary place to
You don't have to have a "di-
agnosable" problem to be suffering,
either — fad diets that put people
on the weight loss/gain yo-yo are
dangerous stresses on the entire
body. The "I'm u nhappy -1 hate the
way I look . nothing looks good on
me - I've got to lose some weight"
conversations women carry on inside themselves and with others
reveal an obsession with weight
that can make every day a battle
with guilt and self-hatred.
Stop and take a look at what
an innocent slogan can reveal about
significant social attitudes. Ask a
woman you know how she'd really
feel if someone hoisted that set of
standards on her. And ask her if
she feels there is any escape, except
through resigned conformity. I
think there is. But not while "NO
FAT CHICKS" remains within the
parameters of acceptable public
communications. What kind of
communication is that?
Ultra-sound stand
I read in The Vancouver Sun
on Wednesday that women's
groups are upset about an ultrasound technique that determines
the sex of a child, prior to birth.
They claim that when the parents,
epecially those of certain ethnic
origins, discover that the child is a
female, they decide to abort the
child. I agree with their anger, as
this is senseless murder. I wonder,
however, if these are the same
women's groups who insist that
the mother should have the sole
right to decide whether her unborn
child is allowed to live. Is it that
unborn girls are human, but un
born boys, the mentally and physically challenged, or the unplanned
or untimely are not? Ho w can these
people judge others for deciding
which child they want or do not
want when they do the same things
themselves? These people must
realize sometime that they have
been misled. Those who are truly
concerned about equality for
women must let their own oppression open their eyes to others'
oppression. Yes, in the past (and
by some today) women were judged
as inferior and were not recognized by the law as people. May
this situation open all of our eyes
to those in similar distress today.
Duane Hendricks
Bio-Resource Engineering 3
October 10,1990 LETTEB$/Of>INION
Representation sucks
by Sophia Harris
It's getting absolutely ridiculous. It's gettingtothe point where
students should take to the streets
and protest. "And why?" you may
ask. Because no one seems to represent us anymore.
First, let's talk about the AMS.
37 year old AMS President Kurt
Preinsburg wrote love letters for
freshmen in the Province Newspaper. Thus, at least 500, and possibly more, UBC students want to
recall him.
But let's not stop now. The
AMS is actually distributing a petition in order to remove one of
their own AMS members, Director
of Finance John Lipscomb, from
office. AMS members are complaining that,
among other
"asked to be
paid an extra
$2000," attempted to cancel the AMS barbecue on environmental grounds,
and, goodness gracious, "thinks
that he's above people or
On top of this, no one in the
AMS actually seems to like the
AMS. Laura Myers disliked the
UBC Students' Society so much
that she quit her job as Programs
Director. In the Ubyssey
(Sept.25'90), Myers said, "There
are a lot of problems with my position and the AMS. Why would
students support Students' Council, they're pathetic. Everyone on
council has their own personal
agendas and social activities do
not fit in with them." In the same
article, AMS Vice President,
Johanna Wickie, agreed with her.
And who can forget Lipscomb's
letter in the Ubyssey (Sept.21'90)
in which he wrote, "The political
side ofthe AMS is so screwed up
that I am thinking of quitting."
Lipscomb seems to enjoy
dominating the letters section of
the Ubyssey. In the Sept.28'90
edition, he wrote in claiming, "I
believe that the AMS is about to
waste up to $6000 of your money
by holding a referendum at the
wrong time." In another letter in
the same paper, he wrote, "Many
people throughout the AMS pressure me to approve things that
have not been approved by either
Budget Committee or Students'
Council. I have refused their request. Many of them would like to
see me go."
Lipscomb also asked students
to help him create a grass roots
organization in the 'Between
Classes' section of the Sept.21'90
Well, what does this all mean?
I think it means what Lipscomb
actually said in the Sept.25'90
edition ofthe Ubyssey, "The AMS
is no longer representative of the
student body." Instead, they all
seem to be attacking each other;
threatening to quit (or actually
quitting); or doing things that make
people want to recall them from
And then there's the BoG. Yes,
we finally got
woman, Bar-
b a r a
Cr om pton,
onto the UBC
Board of Governors. But Crompton thinks sexist
discrimination should be ignored
and any woman can succeed in the
work force if she really commits
herself (Ubyssey,Sept.28'90).
Thus, will Crompton be supportive
of women's issues on campus and
push for more female faculty at
UBC? And does she understand
the pressures and problems women
face today because sexism still
lurks at this university?
In addition, Crompton is a
fitness expert and a big business
woman. Therefore, whose side will
she be on when UBC attempts to
hike tuition fees? Is Crompton
going to sympathize with the poor
student, and help us win issues
like more government funding,
smaller classes, and fewer students
being turned away? The fact the
Socred Government appointed her
might help you in coming up with
the answers to these questions.
Now why do I feel as though
no one really represents the students at UBC? I mean, who is
dealing with the important issues
on campus? And why does it look
as though no one really has the
students' best interests at heart?
Well, if you're as frustrated
with the UBC bureaucracy as I
am, I suggest we should take to the
streets and revolt or something.
We pay these people out of our own
pockets, you know.
Grow up, Geers!
In the Sept. 18th issue of The
Ubyssey, there was an article
titled "A day in the life...", written
by AMS Finance Coordinator,
John Lipscomb. The first topic
dealt with reps ofthe Engineering
Undergraduate Society, who came
to him asking for a loan. Not only
do they already owe about $20,000,
but they wanted the money to go
towards the purchase of Lady
Godiva patches which would be
sewn onto their red jackets. Apparently, the EUS isn't serious
about stopping its Lady Godiva
ride - whether they actually display a nude woman riding around
on horseback or sport images of
this on their jackets is really one
and the same: they are both acts
of sexism and disrespect. Thankfully, John refused to authorize
the loan unless the engineers got
approval from the Hate Hurts
Committee. As a student paying
AMS fees, I can say that he acted
in my best interest, which is more
than I can say for any ofthe other
Further in the letter, John
described an incident where several engineers seemed to have
stolen furniture from the new
lounge of SUB 2nd floor - well, he
found the furniture in the Engineering Cheese Factory with approximately 60 engineers on and
around it. Enough evidence for
me! He asked the 'geers to return
the furniture an d a few hours later
saw that the furniture had been
returned, but with some broken
legs. Are the engineers (the ones
who pull these stunts, that is)
ever going to grow up? Pranks
and jokes are fine, but not when it
means destroying things and
causing waste of natural resources
and energy. I certainly hope that
costs for repairing the damage
come out ofthe engineers' pockets
and not mine. I won't be surprised,
though, if repair money comes out
of an AMS account; it'll simply be
another example of how the student union fails to represent me.
Sabrina Hong
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10. AMS president Kurt Preinsperg. We can trust Kurt
because he will always speak for students, even though
students don't agree with wha't he is saying.
9. The AMS executive. We can trust the steering ofthe
AMS to them because they want us to know what's going
on so badly that they are so busy pointing fingers at each
other they forgot to inform students about a referendum
that is going on.
8. The UBC Board of Governors. We can trust them
because these government appointed business people
who answer to nobody are aware of what students really
want and will pass a $40 fee hike for athletic facilities
that students have already voted down.
7. AMS Students' Council. We can trust them because
these student elected political hacks who answer to
nobody are also aware of what students really want and
they endorsed the athletic facility fee hike that students
voted down last year.
6. BC premier Bill Vander Zalm. We can trust Bill
because he will always tell us the truth. He does not own
Fantasy Gardens. Then he sells the playground, with
BC's red carpet thrown in, and he did own it.
5. Quebec premier Robert Bourassa. We can trust
Robert because all he wants is to maintain a peaceful
society, even if it means turning the Armed Forces
against its citizenry every 20 years or so.
4. The Liberal senators. We can trust this elite to give
a sober second thought to legislation, even though their
intentions are steeped in the heady brew of party politics
rather than genuine concern for popular opinion.
3. Prime minister Brian Mulroney. We can trust Brian
because he has a mandate from the electorate. He
realises he is bound to do the people's will, regardless of
how unpopular his government's policies are. Therefore,
he will enlarge an antiquated and undemocratic institution, to defend his personal flavour of democracy.
2. George Bush. Because he really runs the country.
Because the rhetoric of God is good for all money-
worshipping people and the American way is also the
Canadian way (their acid rain is our acid rain, our water
is their water, and the trees and the resources...)
1. How many of us can think of all the other leaders
who deserve our trust, because facing the facts its
evident that they have earned the respect we show them.
the Ubyssey
October 10, 1990
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BOOM!BOOM!BOOM! It knocked menacingly at the doors of
SUH. "It sure is a dark and stormy night," exclaimed Niko Fleming, who was
edited down to a comma by Martin Chester. A rustler's moon shone eerily on
Laurie Newell, who told Ernie Stcltzer to sec who was knocking so loudly.
BOOM!BOOM!BOOM! Ernie never returned. Colin Muycock,
yukie Kurahashi, und Yggy King reluctantly were "volunteered"by Nadene
Rehnby to investigate.
AAAAAAIIIIGGGGHHHH!! John Manis, Hon Mah, and Chung
Wong were so severely frightened by the noise that they locked themselves
in the darkroom. Being an editor, Kcbccca Bishop sent Gwen Parker and
Duvid Chivo to report on the story. Matthew Johnson and Paul Dayson ran
to peer over the ledge and see what transpired.
Blood spewed everywhere! Bones crunched. Matthew Fainted.
I'nul had to hold him by his ankles to keep him from falling over the ledge.
"Go open the door and let the thing in," said Elaine Griffith. "Do it yourself!"
replied Michael Booth, Christina Chen, and Wayne King.
BOOM!BOOM!BOOM! "Ill do it!" cried Mark Neilson bravely.
"Fine with us," was Mike Roman and Paul Abbott's reply. "Isn't anyone
go ing to try and stop me?" asked Mark. "Nah,"said John Newlans and Quinn
Harris-Mark cautiously slithered up to the door. Oh so cautiously he opened
the door a crack, but it tore the door open and ran crazily through SUB's
halls. It wus the Headless phone list, come to kill them all! Will our heroes
Rebecca Bishop   •   Michael Booth   *   Martin Chester  •   Paul Dayson
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Yep, Sufc«-
Kurt's proposal
I have carefully pondered all of the materials
which you recently published
concerning the Kurt
Preinsperg affair. The open
responses of students have
especially moved me to express my own view about
our—in my opinion, misunderstood—AMS president.
Behind the seemingly
blase, confident, and to-the-
point style of "31 Hints to
Get You off to a Better Start
With a Woman of Your
Choice", hides Kurt's real
character—that of a lonely
man who has often been
disappointed in his search
for love and intimacy. The
text is bitterly ironic. It
would be foolish to believe
that Jonathan Swift's A
Modest Proposal was intended as a serious plan to
eliminate poverty in 17th
century Ireland; likewise, it
is foolish to believe that
Kurt's attempt to reduce
social and sexual behaviour
to a set of dehumanizing
rules is entirely serious. Of
course, there are always a
few gullible people who give
their credibility to the surface, rather than to the
meaning, a mistake which
often leads to their own embarrassment—or worse—to
the harm ofthe poor author!
Preinsperg's publication offers a seemingly easy
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solution to the problems of
the lonely man who is longing to make a meaningful
contact with a woman who
can give him the love that he
needs. It is sometimes deceptively comfortable for a
man to imagine that all of
his difficulties are caused by
his own deficiencies combined with the strict and
cruel standards that he, in
his perceptions, must meet
to be considered a potential
lover by a woman he desires.
First he may tell himself that
he is not handsome enough,
intelligent enough, or nice
enough; then, in his
thoughts, he may progress
to accepting himself as he is,
but to perceiving others as
being overly strict, cruel and
demanding. These thoughts
can chase each other in a
painful cycle, the solution to
which appears to be a change
of face: "I will be more polite,
I will develop a better physique, I will be more successful. In turn, that will
give ME the power to be intolerant and cruel." Such an
improvement plan is merely
a form of revenge. Itleadsto
hidden resentments directed
at the opposite sex, resentments which cause more
hurt and isolation, which, in
turn, reinforce the frustration and feelings of inferiority. Resentment can persist
into relationships, causing
them to fail miserably.
Kurt's guide, ironically, offers the shallow improve
ment plan as a means to end
one's loneliness quickly,
easily and painlessly. Ifin-
terpretedcorrectly, the guide
can promote better understanding between the sexes,
by exposing frustrations that
are common to all.
A greater understanding between men and
women, and among individuals, can be reached,
perhaps, if we realize that
the grinding stone of pain is
common to both men and
women, and is, by inductive
reasoning, the burden of
nearly every individual in
our society. The individual's
struggle for acceptance by,
and control of, his or her
environmentisuniversal. It
is temptingfor one to become
obsessed with one's own
emotions. On the other hand,
the awareness that others
experience similar feelings
helps eliminate pain, resentment and revanchism,
if not on a large scale, then
atleastin close interpersonal
In light of a better understanding of some of the
motivations which probably
prompted Kurt to publish his
guide, he should be com-
mendedfor his sincere effort,
not condemned for it. The
question of whether or not
he is guilty of having abused
his position of AMS president, I cannot answer.
However, president or not,
he is entitled to his own interpretation of his environ
ment and the privilege of
expressing his view, just like
any other student. A
president's competence
should not be measured by
the degree of correlation
between his or her opinions
and the opinions ofthe majority, but by his or her abi lity
to accomplish presidential
Kaz Kylheku
Computer Science 2
Blind support
should not
be given
Enough is Enough.
Far too much money and
blind support has been given
to Daycare at UBC. When
only 1.1% of UBC students
make use of the Daycare
centres, it's ludicrous that
Daycare has received so
many millions of dollars from
AMS student fees and the
UBC Administration over
the past few years. It's time
to spend student money on
services that ALL students
can use. We need a recreation facility more than
money pits like daycare.
Chris Bendl
Science 4
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The Ubyssey office
October 10, 1990 LETTERS/OPINION
Kurt Preinsperg: victim or attacker?
Writing in defence of Kurt
Perinsperg, Antonia Rosario claims
that Kurt was misunderstood, and
that he is really a good and wonderful person who has been maligned
unfairly. Rosario completely misses
the lessons that are to be learned
from the Preinsperg affair.
First, many of us on campus do
understand Kurt. We have understood him for a long time. (We have
been reading him for a long time.)
Kurt has written on many topics,
but there is a common theme running through everything he has
On one level, one might perceive the theme as a rather thinly
veiled sexual self-advertisement.
For example, consider some synopses of Kurt's letters:
1. Kurt has attended a course
in women's studies. In a flash of
deep insight, he came to realize the
women are real people too. Women
should come and see him.
2. Kurt believes that UBC is a
wonderful place where an intelligent, sensitive, skilled person (like
himself) can have a multiplicity of
grateful partners. Enjoy!
3. Kurt, being a thoughtful and
very philosophical kind of guy, has
carefully considered the AIDS crisis. He pi ans to wear a condom from
now on, and wants his partners to
be careful top.
4. Kurt is AMS President, and
a very powerful and attractive individual capable of attracting groupies. Kurt has important responsibilities, however, and restrains
himself admirably.
The sexuality is surprisingly
overt, and is certainly a recurrent
theme. But Kurt has written on
other topics besides sex. For example, several years ago he got
himself all worked up over faculty-
children tuition rebates. Presenting himself as the crusader for
equality and against "elitism,"Kurt
offered to slay the dragon of semi-
senile, sleazy, incompetent faculty
greed—a white knight in shining
armor, his powerful lance always
ready for action.
There is a deeper thread than
sex running through all this. I'm
not sure exactly what it is, so what
follows is personal speculation, not
professional evaluation. The theme,
in my view, is "Kurt the powerful,
the experienced, the wise, the just,
(and hence) the attractive." Almost
every letter Kurt has ever written
betrays a deep need to place himself, via
turely ejaculating undergraduate
males? I'm a thoughtful, sensitive,
philosophical, sexy guy who enjcys
the finer things in life, thinks wcmen
are real people, and who also happens
to be a potent force in AMS politics! I
always wear a concern, and I have a
really nice smile.
Contact K.P. at SUB
his credentials,
h i s
Kurt may be talk i ng about one
thing, but if you listen carefully,
he's saying something quite different. Like a guy trying to fake his
way through a credit check at the
loan office.
Much of what passes for introductory male-female di alogue is this
thinly disguised "credit checK." exercise.
   T   h   e
ture of
the dia-
tude, his sensitivity, his sexual
openness, on a higher ground than
his fellow men.
Unwittingly, Kurt has cast
himself as the ultimate sexist. Not
because he writes about sex, repeatedly, without style, originality
or insight. But because he has, obviously, oh so obviously, boughtinto
the ultimate sexist trap. Men, to
succeed with women, believe they
have to sell themselves. They have
to do something to place themselves
above other men. Kurt obviously
believes, very deeply, that in order
to succeed with women, he needs
his rich variety of advertising techniques. Looking past the surface
structure of Kurt's letters, one repeatedly visualizes an ad in the
"personal" section ofthe Vancouver
Attention UBC female students
only.Tired of silly, puerile, prema-
logue varies widely, but the deep
structure involves recurring questions. Men ask "Is she cute enough?"
and "Am I convincing her I am a
good enough catch?" Women ask "Is
he a good catch?" and "Am I looking
good?" With these fundamental
questions underlying the exercise,
the woman's role tends to be the
passive one. Any attempt to steer a
discussion to matters of interest to
the woman i s met wi! th strong resistance by the man who feels compelled to keep listing his achievements and validating himself.
Women are often portrayed as victims in this exercise. But men are
also victims, trained from birth to
strive for domination in every situation, but trained also to never be
satisfied they have achieved it. Kurt
is certainly not alone. He simply
represents a very visible expression of a very powerful behavioral
need. Many of the men (myself in
cluded?) writing to condemn Kurt
shoul d consi der the possibility that
they too were engaging in complex
exercises in self-aggrandizement.
I feel sorry lor Kurt. I have for
a long time. He claims to be here as
a graduate student pursuing a degree i n Philosophy. But his attempts
to express philosophical analysis,
in the pages of The Ubyssey, betray,
through their faulty premises,
faulty logic, and psychic distress, a
mind which may have nothing to
offer Philosophy. (I hope Kurt invites me to his thesis defence. I
wouldn't want to miss it for anything.) He clings to his life as a
perpetual student, determined to
wring from it the last drop of self-
validation. One only hopes that he
ultimately come 3 to believe in himself.
I feel even sorrier for the state
of student politics at this university. It is clearly politics by default.
A great university deserves better.
At one time or another, We men
all catch ourselves acting like
Kurt—doing a number on our
brothers. We often engage in elaborate mental gymnastics to avoid
admitting our true motivations to
ourselves. Women who observe us
in th."s highly stylized struggle for
domi nation may assume thay have
everj- right to feelings of superiority and disgust. But they shoud
remember, every time they run a
"credit check" on a guy, that they
are vi ctims in thi s system as well as
observers, and that they may be
helping perpetuate it as well.
It can be a vicious dance, but it
takes two to tango.
James H. Steiger, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
?? of the Week
In the interests of stimulating debate on campus, The
Ubyssey is introducing a new
feature to these pages.
This week sees the continuation of a series of questions designed to elicit your
responses. The staff of The
Ubyssey will select letters
that reflect a cross-section of
the views presented.
Standard Ubyssey letters
policy — type-written, under
300 words, no racist, sexist,
or homophobic con tent—will
Please submit your contribution to our office (SUB
241K)by 4:00 p.m. on Friday,
October 12. The selected answers will be printed in the
followingTuesday's edition of
The Ubyssey.
So as to promote further
discussion on the topic, and
in order to give additional
time for people to think about
this complex issue, we are
extending last week's question:
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Bookstore refusal
of returns
by Niko Fleming
A legal consultant thinks the
UBC Bookstore's limited return
policy may be illegal.
Anthony Baker bought a book
for a research project on October 1.
Two days later Bookstore staff
would not allow him to return the
book because it was past the
deadline for course book returns.
Baker said he did not see the sign
informing customers ofthe return
policy, and should have been allowed to return the book.
Baker saidhe researched case
law regarding returned merchandise, and found that staff should
point out signs about returns.
"Tell ers are never pointing thi s
out to anyone," he said. "Students
have a right to return textbooks if
the sign is not pointed out to them."
Debbie Har vie, director ofthe
Bookstore, eventually acceptedthe
book back to "maintain future service," Baker said.
Assistant     director     Don
Donovan said the Bookstore is re-
viewingthe policy andmay change
The Bookstore used to accept
returns up to ten days after purchase, but texts are being purchased earlier now. "Since Telereg
came in, more and more students
are purchasing their textbooks
from the middle of August,"
Donovan said. This caused problems when students changed their
courses andneeded to return books.
The new policy allows students
a week after the deadli ne for course
changes (September 21) to return
books. "We try to come up with a
policy that is as fair to as many
people as possible," he said.
As for the problem of texts
being bought after the deadline,
Donovan said "obviously, a case
like that tends to fall through the
Baker said he is considering
writing a research paper about the
legality of return policies.
HAM laws changing
by Mike Roman
After years of discussion, the
federal government has made it
easier to become an Amateur Radio Operator or "HAM."
John Coulthard, a volunteer
licensing examiner for the Department of communication, said
"traditionally, HAMs built their
own equipment," and then tested
it by trying to contact distant
"HAMs were required to understand both basic electrical
theory and radio regulations,"
Coulthard said, to prevent chaos
on the airwaves. HAM operators
also had to be proficient at the
morse code.
Today, HAM operators can
communicate via satellite, send
computer and television signals
to each other, and tap into the
telephone network to make long
distance and cellular-like calls.
However, just as the technology is becoming exciting, the
hobby is in danger of dying out.
Most HAM operators are middle
age or elderly men with technical
Si nee the government cannot
justify reserving significant por
tions of the electromagnetic spectrum for these select few, it is trying to encourage more people from
different backgrounds to become
HAM operators.
On October 1, 1990, the government eased the requirements to
become a HAM operator.
The government realized that
the previous requirements were
more daunting than necessary.
Changes in both the technology and
the hobby made many of the pre-
viousrequirements less important.
Most HAM operators no longer
build their own equipment and
many do not use the morse code
that they struggled to learn.
According to Coulthard, under
the new legislation morse code
proficiency is required only for the
more advanced classes of amateur
li cence. Furthermore, the basic level
electrical theory exam has been
eased considerably.
UBC students interested in
becoming a HAM operator can
contact the UBC Amateur Radio
club in room 358 ofthe Brock Hall
Annex. The club plans to offer a
licensing exam preparation course
at the end of October.
October 10, 1990


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