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The Ubyssey Feb 10, 1972

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 Sociology profs quit as new hassle looms
Two professors in the
department have announced their
resignations in the last week.
The two, assistant prof Howard
Boughey and prof Milton
Bloombaum, are both members of
the department's sociology
wing — "the weak section of the
department", according to one
sociology grad student.
When asked Wednesday why he
resigned, Bloombaum told The
Ubyssey: "I don't care to
Boughey's reasons for resigning
will appear in the letters section
of Friday's Ubyssey.
The resignations will take
effect at the end of this academic
"This means that seven
sociology profs are leaving for
sure in the next two years," Jim
Bledsoe, anthrosoc graduate
student    association,    said
The others are assistant
sociology profs Ron Silvers and
Matthew Speiers, who were
refused tenure, Dorothy Smith
who is taking leave and J.M. de
Lannoy and Robert Pokrant, who
have not completed their PhD
"Because these people are
leaving, the academic careers of
sociology students have been put
in jeopardy," said Bledsoe, an MA
candidate in sociology.
The Ubyssey has learned that
Bledsoe and prof Michael Ames
almost came to blows at a Jan. 29
department   meeting   at   which
department head Cyril Belshaw
walked out after accusing Bledsoe
of stacking the meeting with four
grad students.
Bledsoe said some grad
students will have to look for new
members for their thesis
committees — each MA student
has three members and each PhD
Student has five.
Some sociology grad students
say they believe this part of the
deparment is falling apart.
"It all started with the
breakdown of trust between
faculty and the head over the
Speier-Silvers tenure dispute," one
grad student told The Ubyssey.
"Somehow there are people
who can't get their butts off dead
centre and say something," said
Now the department appears
to be headed for trouble over a
Canadianization proposal Ames
presented to the department at a
recent meeting.
"Canadianization can mean
different things to different
people," Ames said Wednesday.
Ames told The Ubyssey there
are four issues in his proposal.
"We need to have an increasing
ratio of Canadian graduate
students in the department," he
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He said a greater amount of
Canadian content is. needed in
"It is also necessary to make a
much greater effort to seek out
qualified Canadians for teaching
It is also important, he said, to
get people who have been trained
outside the U.S. or Canada.
"Since every one of our
sociology PhDs was trained in the
States, it might be time to get
people from elsewhere," said
Ames, a Canadian who did his
graduate work in the U.S.
Bledsoe told The Ubyssey that
many students have backed the
faculty and Belshaw in the tenure
dispute but may be turning
against them with Ames'
"It now could become
important if a student is an
American or a Canadian," he said.
Sociology profs will meet
Friday to discuss their situation.
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MORNING MIST, left, shrouds UBC campus after rolling into Point Grey area from
vast Pacific Ocean Tuesday night. Ubyssey photographer Sidney Blowhard caught the fog
in this candid pose with a Nikon F/10089 Mark IV telephoto lens, using fast Ektachrome
and a 1/38.5 shutter speed. Fog picture presents sharp contrast to lunar eclipse, right,
snapped two weeks ago with a unique snake-eye lens that Blowhard developed himself.
He got the earth to stand still as a special favor.
Winner asks for recount
Victorious ombudsperson candidate Tom MacKinnon
said Wednesday he will ask for a recount in an attempt to
remedy what he believes to be a "mistake".
"There must be some mistake. In my opinion the
students were duped," said the third-year law student.
MacKinnon edged Students' Coalition opponent
Cinda Harrison, arts 2, by 200 votes.
Observers attribute his otherwise inexplicable victory
to the high spoilage count. A total of 421 ballots were
spoiled in the ombudsperson race, with 335 in the
vice-presidency vote and 354 in the constitutional change
The other contests saw Til Nawatzki, law 3, lose to
Gordon Blankstein, agriculture 3, in the battle for
vice-president and the constitutional change and fee
referenda fail for lack of a 15 per cent quorum of voters.
Treasurer David Dick and co-ordinator Rick Murray
were both returned to their positions by acclamation.
Nawatzki also expressed dissatisfaction with the
election result, even though he lost.
"You can't win them all," he said.
Asked why he thought the students voted the way
they did, he replied: "They didn't have any taste."
Students soundly defeated the proposal to hike AMS
fees by $5, voting 2,055 to 715 against. Notably, there
were only 37 spoils.
The constitutional change referendum was approved
1,328 to 998, but failed for lack of a quorum — about
4,000 — of voters. The rule applies to all constitutional
Contacted by The Ubyssey, winner Blankstein said:
"The election was very close." Blankstein beat Nawatzki
Letters edition
Today's Ubyssey contains this year's second
bonanza of intergalactic emissions, like from readers.
Letters from the pissed-off, the happy, the unwashed
and even a few neat people are on pages 4, 5 and 8.
On pages 6 and 7 is the second installment of Ian
Wiseman's in-depth look at the Defence Research Board.
And on page 3 is a study of the Angela Davis case the
the campaign for her release from a U.S. jail.
by 119 votes.
"I still plan on doing a detailed survey-study of
intramurals and extramurals on campus, as well as
comparing UBC's program with that of Canadian
universities," he said.
He also said he plans to implement an anti-calendar
which would "tell students the truth about courses and
The Students' Coalition now holds all executive
positions but ombudsperson.
In other election hocus-pocus, nominations for
student senate seats closed Wednesday with two
candidates being elected by acclamation.
Derek Swain, recreation 3, was acclaimed education
senator and Svend Robinson, science 2, took the science
Battling for the commerce and law senate position are
Peter Insley, law 1, Bob Jacobs, law 2 and Thomas
Kennedy, law 1.
Polls for the Wednesday election will be open from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the law and Angus buildings.
Students registered in commerce, law and business
administration are eligible to vote. Page 2
Thursday, February 10, 1972
'Strikes are necessary'
Given the present Canadian economic system,
the right to strike is essential, says UBC commerce
professor Noel Hall.
Hall, negotiator of the air traffic controllers
settlement, spoke Tuesday to 15 persons at an
Experimental College workshop.
"Our system stresses individual initiative, which
I feel is healthy. Strikes represent a group's
self-interest, and should be respected as such," he
Naturally, the public has an interest in these
settlements and exerts an indirect influence. No
agreement can radically oppose public sentiment
and values, said Hall.
"Strike settlements have an inflationary effect.
And they contribute to problems faced by those on
fixed incomes but compulsory arbitration is not the
"Remember,   the  government  has  numerous
means of influencing the economy and controlling
inflation," he said.
Unemployment, income and tariff policies were
cited as alternate methods of tackling the problem.
"Unfortunately, strikes are more obvious to the
public and appear to represent a simplistic cure to
economic ills," said Hall.
In Quebec, hundreds of Canadians were laid off
at the Fiat plant because of large stockpiles of
unsold cars. Yet acres of Japanese and German
products cover Vancouver docks and continue to
enter under a low tariff structure, Hall said.
He said a step toward solution of Canadian
economic problems could lie here.
Acknowledging the adverse effect of strikes on
fixed income groups, Hall stressed the use of tax
and incomes policies to redistribute society's
"One solution might be to make payments to
those on fixed incomes in relation to the cost of
living index."
Caller threatens libraries
A telephoned bomb threat Tuesday afternoon
upset the usual restive calm of the UBC library.
Main and Sedgewick libraries were cleared of all
students for one hour while university police
searched the building. The fine arts library and the
special collections division remained closed for two
Marylyn Dutton, a social service division
librarian, said she received an anonymous phone call
at 4:45 p.m.
She said the caller was male and informed her
there was a bomb on the third floor of the library.
Dutton described the caller as "neither an old
man nor a child but somewhere in between. He
sounded like a student."
"There have been too many of these lately. We
just follow the procedure that has been laid out and
then hope," she said Wednesday.
The procedure consists of a call to the fire
department, sounding the library alarm and a call to
the university patrol who execute "as thorough a
search as time permits," as associate librarian Inglis
Bell put it.
Commenting on the caller's motives, an
investigating patrolman said: "Some are radicals
who hold a grudge against the traffic patrol, the
library, or the administration.
"They may just want to see the fire engines
rush up. They may have nothing to do and a thing
like this raises a great hullabaloo and lots of
Whatjs up, doc?
What are the symptoms of lung
cancer? Lung cancer is nearly
always seen in males over 40, but
its incidence in women is rising, as
is the incidence of women who
have smoked for many years? It is
the commonest fatal cancer in
men: it is unusual to see it in
people who have never smoked, or
in young people.
The first symptom is nearly
always cough. Many victims have
had "smoker's cough", meaning
chronic bronchitis, for years.
Shortness of breath, chest pain
and coughing up blood are often
seen. Other common symptoms
are loss of weight, fever, tiredness
and wheezing. When it invades a
certain nerve, hoarseness is the
How . do you know if you are
going bald? Is there any way to
prevent it? Early baldness (say in
the mid-teens) is frequent and
probably hereditary. You start
losing hair at the temples and at
the top of your head. Baldness
with advancing age is due to
atrophy of the skin, and the
pattern is quite similar.
You need male hormones to go
bald. Eunuchs do not get bald.
The ones in the movies have
shaved heads.
Nothing taken by mouth, or
rubbed on the scalp, or taken into
the body in any way, has any
effect on male pattern baldness.
Some baldness caused by severe
illness or heavy metal poisoning
will reverse itself, but 99.99 per
cent of bald people lose their hair
as part of being male.
Hair reweaving and toupees
provide a thick (if temporary)
cover. The only thing medicine
has to offer in a permanent way is
hair transplants, in which very
small plugs of hair from what
remains are transplanted to the
bald areas. This seems to work
very well, giving the effect of
thinning hair and occasionally a
completely normal head of hair-. It
hurts a little and takes several
months to complete the
How do you know you have an
ulcer? The classic symptom is pain
somewhere between the navel and
ribs, generally in the middle of the
body rather than to one side. It
comes on when the stomach is
empty: in mid-morning, say, and
mid-afternoon, and at bedtime. It
doesn't wake you up at night nor
is it there when you get up. It is
relieved by food, milk, Cream of
Wheat, Turns, antacids, sodium
bicarb and so on — anything that
neutralizes acid. Frequent small
meals tend to keep the pain away.
Aspirins and other headache or
cold remedies make it worse:
smoking, alcohol and spicy foods
may make it worse; emotional
tension or anger may bring on the
Should the ulcer bleed, you
may notice dark or black bowel
movements. Anemia may result,
with pallor and weakness. You
may vomit blood. All this may
happen without any pain.
Ulcers are much more common
in men. Young people get ulcers,
though it is more common to see
them in older people. You need
not be a harried urban executive,
though that certainly helps.
Send questions and letters to
What's Up Doc?, Room 241-K,
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Page 3
Right cause, wrong words
The following is an analysis of
Sallye Davis' Tuesday talk on the
circumstances surrounding her
daughter Angela's arrest and
imprisonment without bail
Sallye Davis is curiously slick
and unconvincing in her speaking
campaign to save her daughter
Angela from the electric chair.
Despite    her    declaration
„ Tuesday  that  she  was speaking
"not as a professional speaker but
as a mother," Ms. Davis was all
Professionally political, she
played on the "motherhood"
sympathies of the 450 people who
packed the SUB auditorium at
"This is a mother's point of
view," she said in a slow,
well-modulated voice. "If I
hesitate... if I get carried
away... it is because I am
She did not hesitate or get.
carried away. She was in control
of her voice, her speech and the
crowd. She handled the
question-answer period with the
polished evasiveness of a Socred
cabinet minister.
It is strange to feel conned by
someone promoting such a solid
political and humanitarian cause.
Without denying the validity of
the cause - the unfair
incarceration of political prisoners
- one may still question the style
of protest.
Why   the   emphasis   on   the
motherhood angle? Angela
herself, as a Marxist, has
renounced the nuclear family and
the exploitation of women as
mothers and wives.
What is the point of rallying
support  in  Vancouver,  Canada?
—kini mcdonald photo
.. unconvincing
Surely the expense of the
year-long speaking tour subtracts
greatly from the funds raised on
college campuses. Students cannot
make the massive donations
needed to finance a top-notch
legal battle.
And the political influence of
Canadians on the United States
can be measured by the Amchitka
The main theme of the lecture
was a rather uninspiring
historiography of Angela's
radicalization and Angela's
The story itself is a vignette of
injustice. It does not need the
dogmatic interpretation it was
Ms. Davis speech complete
with "a mother's point of view"
was in many places almost a
verbatim extract from A Political
Biography written by The
National United Committee to
free Angela Davis.
The tone of the speech and of
A Political Biography is almost
identical to the deification
speeches made by Stalin following
Lenin's death.
Tactically there is nothing
better for stirring up revolution
foment than a martyr. And it
seems the Communist Party is
only too willing to sacrifice
Angela to the revolution. (A good
martyr is more useful than a
strong-minded leader?)
Even if only in the interests of
taste, the "deification" could at
least wait until she is dead.
Ms. Davis, who saw her
daughter on Thursday, said: "In
spite of the dehumanizing
conditions to which she is
subjected, in spite of the
humiliating    circurr tances,
Angela's spirits are still extremely
high. This is because she believes
in the power of the people of the
entire world."
However, she said, her health is
deteriorating rapidly. She has
become short-sighted due to the
size of her cell which does not
permit long-distance focussing,
she has developed varicose veins
for lack of exercise and has lost
20 pounds.
She has been behind bars for
almost 16 months. Ms. Davis said
it is very unlikely, with the trial
about a month off, that Angela
will get bail.
Asked after the meeting is she
ever felt afraid, Ms. Davis (who
has been subjected to two
bombing threats since her tour
began) said: "I don't allow myself
to feel afraid. Angela does not
allow herself to feel afraid. She
believes in the power of the
people. She believes the people
will triumph."
Everyone feels afraid at times.
Especially facing death or the
death of someone special. It is not
a feeling which can be
"permitted" or "denied."
This kind of duckspeak
rhetoric is just as aggravating from
a communist as from a capitalist.
To fall into the political
machinations of a dogmatic left is
as fruitless and dangerous as a
dogmatic right. Neither viewpoint
permits the reality of situation to
influence the thought or action.
The Washington Post
WASHINGTON - Compare the recent
history of two women, only five years
apart in age. One is a convicted murderess,
and the other is in jail waiting to stand trial
for murder. One killed a cop, and the other
is accused of killing a judge.
One is Angela Davis and the other is
Heidi Ann Fletcher, a 22-year-old white
' girl who pleaded guilty in December to 10
counts of first degree murder, armed
robbery, robbery, and illegal possession of
dangerous weapons. But it is unlikely that
Fletcher will spend as much time in jail for
having committed her crime as Davis will
have spent in the tank before she even gets
to trial. The difference, you see, is that
Heidi Fletcher is Miss American Pie.
What did she do? She was the
wheelman in a $7,900 robbery of a savings
and loan association last May. In the course
of her crime, a Washington, D.C. policeman
was murdered.
From here on in, to follow the story
you must remember that Miss American
Pie is the white daughter of the former
white deputy mayor of the District of
Columbia, Thomas W. Fletcher. Mr.
Fletcher is currently the city manager of
San Jose, Calif. He also has enough bread
to hire Edward Bennett Williams. If you
ever kill someone, hire Williams ... if you
can afford it.
Davis' lawyers are now in court asking
that the state pick up the tab for their
indigent client's legal fees. If the judge
rules against her, she will be completely
dependent on whimpy little fundraisers.
Ever since Tom Wolfe put the blast on the
Bernsteins, raising dough for the likes of
Davis has been radical, all right, but not
very chic.
In August of last year Miss American
. Pie was released into the custody of a high
District of Columbia official who is also an
If Davis is acquitted, she may still
have served longer for not killing
that judge than Miss American Pie
will have put in the joint for having
killed her cop . . .
old pal of Heidi's father. The amount of
the bail? None whatsoever. It was merely
stipulated that she should be in by ten and
get a job.
The situation with Davis is somewhat
different. She has been in jail for 15
months. She has repeatedly asked for bail
and just as often she has been turned
down — turned down even by one judge
who said in open court she would be a
good bail risk.
The probation report on her
recommended that she be released on
$100,000 bail, which is a lot tougher to
raise than it is to get home by ten every
night. Even the administrator of Marin
County, Calif., where Davis is alleged to
have committed her crime, has urged she
be bailed. He got so indignant about it he
quit his job, saying, "I must say I am
happy to remove myself from an
establishment of which the judicial branch
has not yet found a way to release Angela
Davis on bail."
What happened next with Miss
American Pie is more wondrous, and it
shows how a good mouthpiece is worth his
money. Eight days before Fletcher turned
22, Williams pleaded her guilty. The reason
is that if he had waited until her birthday
she could not have been sentenced under
the Youth Correction Act.
As a normal murderess, Heidi might
have pulled life or even the electric chair,
but under the Youth Correction Act, she
could be accorded understanding,
sympathy and great leniency. That's what
she got. A maximum sentence of nine years
and the possibility of release at any time
before then. If Davis is acquitted, she may
still have served longer for not killing that
judge than Miss American Pie will have put
in the joint for having killed her cop.
The next astonishing turn in Heidi's
case is that sentence was passed on her the
same day she pleaded guilty. Most unusual.
Ordinarily it takes weeks for probationary
reports and recommendations to the judge.
That's what the prosecution wanted, but if
that advice had been followed the Youth
Correction Act wouldn't have applied.
During Heidi's pre-sentence hearing,
there was much emotion, with the
redoubtable Edward Bennett Williams
explaining to the court that Fletcher was
starved for love, "a young girl ... an
indigent in some of the necessities of life as
any monetarily indigent defendant." What
would Williams have said of Davis'
There was also an expensive shrink to
tell the judge that the Fletchers are "a
family of strangers, unable, for whatever
the dice of fates were, to give her the kind
of life she needed." So it was averred that
this young woman had developed a very
excessive dependence on "a certain type of
parental figure" and that's why she did it.
Imagine the complexes you could think up
for a sensitive black woman like Angela
Davis if you were a clever shrink in a
courtroom. That's what Angela should do.
Plead guilty and cop out on a race
Then she might get the one last
measure of mercy the court showed Heidi
Fletcher. Instead of being sent to the
women's correctional facility at Alderson,
W. Va., which is a lot closer to Washington,
she was sentenced to prison in Los Angeles
because the psychiatrist said it would be
better if Heidi were closer to her family —
and besides, the warden there says, "we
have palm trees all over the place."
Don't be bitter. Lieut. Calley was
convicted of murdering 22 people and he
hasn't gone to jail yet. He's simply under
house arrest. But you must understand.
Davis is both black and red. Calley and
Fletcher worked within the system, the
one obeying army orders and the other
killing for money. Davis did it, if she did it,
for conviction, so bye, bye, Miss American
Pie. Page 4
Thursday, February 10,  1972
on the circus
About the sharpest' comment we've heard in
recent years on the subject of AMS elections has come,
appropriately enough, from students themselves.
In Wednesday's Act II of the annual election
drama, they came with 119 votes of electing candidate
Til Nawatzki, whose campaign consisted of promises
that he would do nothing throughout his entire term of
The fact that Nawatzki polled almost enough
votes to win would be comment enough on this annual
farce and the year-long situation comedy that is the
AMS council.
But the beauty of the whole situation lies in the
realization that Nawatzki didn't go far enough. Because
he limited his non-campaign to promising that he would
do nothing, he was outfoxed by the man who won — a
complete nobody who went one better by saying
absolutely nothing.
Thus Nawatzki was put in the position of being
the candidate who offered the most dynamic program.
He at least would have done something — even if it
would have been nothing. \
Therefore, in the finest tradition of AMS electors,
students sent poor Til packingIbecause he actually
offered a program.
A sideshow of this particular circus was the
performance of ombudsperson-elect Tom MacKinnon,
who upon learning of his victory immediately called for
a recount. It is hoped that, following this, he will take
the confirmed vote result to student court, thus
initiating a legal battle that could drag on through next
winter and prevent him from fulfilling his duties.
Finally, all levity aside, The Ubyssey applauds the
defeat of the proposal to raise AMS fees.
The incoming executive now has a total and
unavoidable responsibility to initiate studies into
reform of the AMS administration. There will be no
excuse for a failure to set these wheels in motion at next
Wednesday's council meeting. — P.K.
More mail
The Ubyssey continues to get more mail than we
can remember receiving ever before.
So here's our second letters edition of the year.
There will be more such editions to come
provided readers keep them cards and letters and
confidential memoranda pouring in.
Letters to a newspaper are important — keep
Strings attached
So the Defence Research Board is
funding research at UBC. Not particularly
We know the U.S. Army is funding
research here, and continental integration
being what it is, the Canadian DRB is
naturally in on the action.
What continued to surprise us, however,
is that there are researchers so self-seeking,
or so deluded, that they are willing to
undertake this research. In this we are
perhaps naive. But we frankly fail to
understand how an individual can do
research which he or she knows will be
applied to the military.
As Ian Wiseman's special reports in
Tuesday's and today's Ubysseys clearly
show, the DRB does not fund research just
to give away free money.
Nor is the DRB interested in "research
for research's sake" or "science for science's
sake". If the DRB is willing to spend money
on studies of ladybugs or B.C. politicians or
apple pie, it's because those subjects fit into
an over-all military plan of strategy and
The DRB's list of priorities is clear, and
there are no bones (so to speak) made about
the fact that the research will be applied to
improving Canada's war machine which,
contrary to popular myth, does exist.
So university researchers don't have a
leg to stand on if they claim that they're
only involved in 'pure' science.
Last year, Canada made more than $400
million in foreign arms sales. And UBC
research played a part in developing that
We can only hope that these UBC
researchers are now a little clearer about
what it is they're contributing to.
Letters Edition
I would like to offer some
comments on Tuesday's Ubyssey.
The front-page editorial
opposing the fee increase was
excellent. Painfully often, The
Ubyssey's    writing    slides    into
name-calling and your arguments
become narrow and
Often you obscure the truth as
much as those you criticize.
"The fee hike we don't need"
was even good reading. You were
responsible and laid out concrete
reasons for defeating the $5 fee
/Wf vmsiY
FEBRUARY 10,1972
Published Tuesdays, 1 hursdays and Fridays throughout the university year
by the Alma Mater Society of the University of B.C. Editorial opinions are
those of the writer and not of the AMS or the university administration.
Member, Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page. Friday, a
weekly commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are located
in room 241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial    departments,    228-2301,
228-2305; advertising, 228-3977.
228-2307;    Page    Friday,    Sports,
Editor: Leslie Plommer
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hike. Unlike the AMS, which
depends on blind faith ("Support
the AMS" - from the ads run in
The Ubyssey) you gave figures to
show an incredible wastage of
present AMS fees.
One trouble with the AMS is
that it does not trust the students
to have sense to govern
themselves. This is partly why the
AMS guards its power and tends
to be secretive.
Simply trusting the clubs and
undergrad societies to know how
to run themselves, and
decentralizing funding is a
practical solution. The clubs and
societies could then function
more on their own and function
Then they would be more
meaningful to the students.
Students could pursue ideas,
prospects, events, groups and
speakers through smaller and
more direct groups. The present
distant and centralized AMS
makes it hard to handle the
diversity of 20,000 students.
My second comment is about
the "Silent partner" article, which
was interesting reading as well. It
would have been good to
introduce the article and possibly
relate it to research being done at
UBC. It certainly would make the
issue a lot more meaningful if we
could relate it to things going on
around us. Thanks for listening.
Craig Woodland,
Science 3
Thanks for your comments.
The second part of the silent
partner series in today's edition
undertakes to examine UBC's
defence research, insofar as that is
possible. (P.S., we hope there are
no mistakes in your letter — the
writing was a little hard to figure
out at times.)
I would like to invite comment
from The Ubyssey or students
who may have had experience
regarding the following:
A few days ago in making
payment by cheque for work
done at an off-campus service
station, I offered my student
number (AMS card) as ID.
According to the manager of
the station, further ID was
unnecessary — if the bill went
unpaid, a call to the university
would ensure retention of my
marks until I paid up. He added
that he has little difficulty in
collecting the overdue debts of
students at UBC because they are
so "anxious" to get their marks.
What I want to know is, was
this guy putting me on, or is the
university actually involved in the
business of guaranteeing payment
of bills by those students using
their AMS number as ID?
Gary Lea,
Arts 5.
The registrar's office states
there is no truth to the claim that
the university co-operates in
withholding marks until students
pay their bills.
It is likely that the station
manager was mainly interested in
intimidating you in order to make
sure you'd pay. If this kind of
thing is a common occurrence,
students should be aware that the ■
local merchants involved are
probably   not   telling  the  truth Thursday, February 10, 1972
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about it; and if other students are
intimidated in this fashion, The
Ubyssey would like to hear about
As one of the non-tenured
members of the UBC faculty (and
just who the others, tenured or
untenured, might be I know not)
who spoke out against the War
Measures Act in my former
capacity as president of SPEC, I
would like to register my surprise
and concern at the spectacle of
that "social democrat" and
department head Walter Young in
this savage attack on a "resident,
radical" (Phil Resnick) in the
Ubyssey, Feb. 4.)
The essence of social
democratic philosophy is tacit
support of expressed political
power; hence Dr. Young's "don't
rock the boat" attitude at the
height of the 1970 FLQ crisis.
Perhaps I can be of some aid to
Dr. Young in his request for
evidence of "a drive to demand
conformity and limit free
speech." Walter Gage, at the close
of the first UBC senate (1970-71)
made the following statement, as
reported by the "house organ",
UBC Reports, Sept. 24, 1970:
"It is not their function
(faculty members' function), in
my personal opinion, to become
involved in so-called relevant
problems... I do not think we
should engage in propaganda in
support of one view or another or
in favor of what should or should
not be done."
One can only remark that such
a statement from a university
head coming out of Germany in
the mid and late 30s would evoke
no surprise from today's students
of history.
If faculty members (those
endowed with such glories as
excessive intelligence) do not
speak out about what they know,
then who should we listen to?
Since little or no criticism is
voiced by members of the UBC
forestry faculty with regard to the
environmentally suicidal activities
of local giants such as MacMillan
Bloedel Ltd. and others, I think it
fair to conclude that a degree of
tacit collusion must exist.
Consider, for example, these
two facts:
1. No member of the UBC
forestry faculty made an
appearance at the public inquiry
held by the B.C. Pollution Control
Branch in September, 1970 for
the purpose of investigating waste
disposal and general practices
adopted by the forest industry of
this province. It may be noted in
passing that a set of inadequate
controls on pulp mills originated
from that event.
2. The forestry faculty js
housed in a structure called the H.
R. MacMillan Building.
As for being "read out of
court" — come on, Dr. Young —
you know better than that!
Robin Harger,
Asst. prof,
could wish such a stupid joke on
so many unsuspecting people.
This could well be attributed as
just another engineers' stunt. I
hope not. In my brief two years
on this campus, I can recall no
such prank with as dangerous
possibilities, although I grant that
many certainly left something to
be desired in the way of taste. But
this just isn't the same thing.
The RCMP have some
information. We could all rest
easier if you're caught. In any
event, please smarten up. This
could have had a very sad ending.
E. G. Kenward,
On Wednesday (Feb. 9) I gave
a hitchhiker a ride from the
vicinity of Forty-first and Marine
Drive to Wesbrook Crescent. He
walked off by mistake with two
mimeographed sociology papers;
they are single copies and are
Will the hitchhiker please call
263-8246   immediately.   Thanks.
M. C. Evans,
As I write this, I still feel
somewhat nauseous. This is as a
result of a cute little prank pulled
by some cretin a couple of hours
ago in an afternoon Math 155
class. The explosion of a tear gas
bomb and the subsequent
evacuation of dozens of blinded,
retching people leaves some points
to ponder. Consider:
a) Persons afflicted with
respiratory ailments could have
been seriously affected; and,
b) There is not one way out
of the civil engineering building
without the use of some stairway.
The panic-ridden stampede could
well have produced a tragedy.
Only a pervert or a dimwit
could have considered such a
stunt. No one in his right mind
who has ever experienced tear gas
What is happening?
Politics on campus has always
been a joke, but the idea of party
politics is well beyond me. In a
large area such as Canada if we are
stuck with parties, let them lie
there. But here, it seems
incredibible that factions should ^
form which aren't even allowed to
be clubs.
In that case, they would at
least consist of student members
from a wide field. But the two
parties that have now put a
stranglehold on elected positions
aren't anything — I have no idea
how one could join them. They
are cliques.
What amazes me most is that
we are now voting slates instead
of individuals. Looking at the
articles submitted to The Ubyssey
by candidates in the AMS
first-slate elections, there are some
incredible statements and
checking the list of winners, my
teeth chatter as I reread these
Chris Harvey,
Arts 3
referendum be held. The
referendum would allow students
to vote whether the paper should
be published:
i) as is, three times a week
ii) two times" a week
iii) once a week
iv) every second week
A referendum will allow the
students to express whether they
believe the quality of the paper is
worth the expenditure of the
money allotted. We believe the
money saved by cutting down the
number of publications could be
better used in the students'
interest. We would like to hear
other   students'   view   on   this.
Thank you for your
co-operation in publishing this
40 signatures:
APSC (9)
Sciences (19)
Education (3)
Arts (4)
Commerce (3)
Agriculture (1)
The following is a copy of a
petition posted in one of the
As we, the undersigned
students, think that The Ubyssey
does not justify the expenditure
of some 40,000 student dollars,
we    propose    that    a    money
'Why did the chicken cross
the road wearing red etc.?9
For the second week in a row, mild-mannered
English grad student David ( "Lance ") Schendlinger
dropped too much acid at the dinner table and
started tripping again on elections.
The following piece is the result.
A record five spoiled ballots marred an
otherwise exciting second-slate election campaign at
Peon U., tht poor people's school.
By election day no regular candidates remained
in the race, so the spoiled ballots must have been
cast by trouble-making radicals trying to make a
mockery of the electoral process, or else someone's
dog got hold of some loose ballots.
The burning issues of the first-slate election,
donut holes, uncomfortable seats in classes,
jaywalking and rotten weather, were not mentioned
this time around. Instead, the candidates decided to
run a campaign based on character assassination,
innuendo, racial slur and slander. Before all
candidates dropped out of the race to preserve what
was left of their reputations, a lively debate ensued.
Miles Septic, Armadillo Student Slate
vice-presidential candidate, fired the first shot by
calling   Wilbur  Flyswat (Government Non-action
Union) an "anarcho-revisionist lackey of state
capitalism, weltering in the spume of oedipal
chauvinism, a wise guy, a politicalhuckster, a shill, a
GNU co-ordinator candidate Cindy Sweatsock
countered, calling Septic a "Comrnie-Oinko-redneck
pervert, a blueblood, a yellowbelly, purple with rage
and greeh with envy, a brown nose, a blackguard
trying to whitewash his guilt-ridden party, a
chameleon willing to adopt every hue of the
political spectrum, a lousy interior decorator, a
name-dropper, an ecological homicide, a fink."
"A whole bunch of dirty crummy creeps," was
the final work on the GNU slate spoken by ASS
treasurer candidate Harold "Bull" Schmidt.
On the GNU side, treasurer candidate Mona
Candystripe summed up the ASS slate as "a whole
bunch of dirty crummy creeps."
Current president Graham Whatnot, when
asked why nobody got any votes, chortled:
"Because no candidates were running, haw haw
haw. Now wait — I've got one for you. Why did the
chicken cross the road wearing red suspenders?"
"Er... A garbage truck?"
"You've been talking to my speech writer."
We have no argument with the
idea of holding a referendum on
The Ubyssey. However, it should
be pointed out that students
spend $36,500 on. the paper,
not $40,000, and that altering the
number of publications per week
would not necessarily affect the
amount of money spent.
For example, it costs us
$36,500 to publish three times a
week, while the cost for
publishing twice a week this year
would have been $35,000.
Furthermore, we wish that if
people object to The Ubyssey on
the basis of "quality" as you put
it, they would enter into a debate
on the paper's contents, instead of
using a smokescreen issue like the
number of publications per week
to hide what really concerns
I   see  from  the  most recent
(Feb. 2) copy of one of the rival
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In Tuesday's Ubyssey, the first
of these two special reports on
university involvement in
Canada's booming war industry
examined generally how the
Defence Research Board operates.
The report stated that:
• Canada is the fifth-largest
arms exporter in the world and
spends more money per capita on
defence projects than the VS.
• The Defence Research
Board, under the jurisdiction of
the department of defence, has
spent about $50 million on
research and contracting in
Canadian universities since 1947,
with the major shares of monies
going to UBC, McGill and the
University of Toronto.
• Under DRB funding,
Canadian universities do the
research spadework on projects
ranging from chemical and
bacteriological weaponry
development to the study of
human psychological and
sociological responses.
• The Defence Research
Board is made up of officials from
government, industries and
universities: They decide what
research is to be done and where
research and contracting monies
are to be spent. Due to the fact
that the major industries involved
are U.S .-based and the fact that
Canada has a Defence (sic)
Production Sharing Agreement
with the U.S., the Canadian war
machine is highly integrated with
U.S. economy, weaponry
development and foreign policy.
• Canadian universities
willingly do almost all of the
research groundwork for the
Canadian war machine, though
they are usually unaware of the
end results of the research they do
for the DRB.
This is the general picture
presented Tuesday in The
Ubyssey. The following article
now proceeds to examine more
specifically the kinds of university
research that interest the DRB,
and summarizes their potential
What does DRB spend its money on? Consider the
following fields of study, some of which appear to be civilian
studies but are not - anything DRB studies is directly connected
to military strategy in which it is doing research this winter:
Chemistry: The main trends of research in this field are
toward fluorine compounds, nitrogen compounds, radiation
chemistry, and the effects of shock waves on various chemicals.
Radiation chemistry is being studied at Memorial University,
University of Alberta and University of Waterloo. Other chemical
studies are scattered around the country.
Entomology: Another area of intrique: what DRB seems to
be looking for here is a better pesticide. New poisons are being
developed and their effects on "insects of military importance"
are being studied. Insects are more valuable as carriers of viruses
than as guinea pigs for the same viruses. New pesticides are being
studied at University of Alberta; control of cluster flies (like
mosquitoes or black flies which operate in clusters and can be
studied in groups) is under study at Western Ontario and McGill.
Bacteriology: We're still in the horrific area of chemical and
biological research. Research projects include a study of bacteria
under physical stress (being carried out at McGill), and
identification studies of virus agents (University of Ottawa).
Human resources: This is an area of fairly general human
studies, psychological and sociological. Among the more
interesting projects are studies pertaining to the leadership
process (Royal Military College), punishment capability
(McMaster), and the effects of rewards on performance
Medicine: DRB does extensive medical research in many
universities, the most notable being York University and the
University of Toronto which is a major recipient of defence
money. The key areas of study are toxicology, radiation effects,
Arctic medicine, underwater medicine, and aviation medicine.
Engineering (structures and materials): This sphere of
research is one of the few areas of applied military research.
Studies are being carried out on ship hulls, airplane metal fatigue,
and various stresses and corrosions of materials.
Engineering (mechanical and electrical): Under this heading
comes the more dramatic research — bombs and rockets. The
defence experts never refer to bombs and rockets, of course,
preferring to use more delicate and precise scientific jargon.
Among the projects: detonation in explosives (Calgary), slurried
explosives (Queen's), response of thin-type shells to dynamic
loading (Calgary), and electromagnetic detonation research
Political Science: Why would a military research agency be
involved in studying political science? It's a necessity the experts
argue, for any nation involved in warfare and weaponry research
to study local and international attitudes and factors involved in
disarmament policies (Queen's); to study the possibility of
continental defence (Laval). One researcher is even studying
people and institutions who do research on research (UBC).
Special Studies: The two big fields of special study in
Canadian defence are lasers (DRB is internationally recognized as
a leader in laser research) and the interrelations of plasma and
fluid dynamics (this has application to space research among
other things). The military possibilities have not yet been fully
explored in these areas, but DRB is confident that it is on
the verge of major breakthroughs in warfare research.
This list (which is not complete; there are too many
projects to list them all) is a good indicator of research policies
within the department of national defence. Chemical and
biological warfare is still a consideration, as is atomic warfare.
New areas of exploration are submarine and Arctic research.
The single biggest field of study is aerospace technology
and aviation. This field, not surprisingly, also pays the highest
dividends: The bulk of the millions that Canada earns through
arms sales comes from the aircraft industry.
DRB is so interested in airplanes and aviators that it
started an institute of aerospace studies at the University of
Toronto back in 1951.
(This brings us to the fact — mentioned in Tuesday's
report — that besides shelling out individual research grants to
universities, DRB also has a history of giving annual grants to
institutes within various Canadian universities.)
DRB gave the U of T Aerospace Studies Institute grants
totalling $2.3 million until 1968 when it phased out direct
The Aerospace Studies Institute is, according to a DRB
spokesman, of general interest to joint NATO defence. The
institute has done joint research with the American space
Another such institute — McGill University's Institute of
Aviation Medicine Research — has been supported (and still is) to
the tune of $50,000 a year by the DRB.
There are other university institutes, though not in the
aerospace field, that have received Defence Research Board grants
during recent years. One of them is the Nuclear Reactor at
McMaster University. DRB gave $50,000 a year until 1968 to
McMaster's nuclear studies program. It was supported heavily
during the 1960s when Canada's defence experts felt it was
suicide not to have personnel trained in the use of nuclear energy.
Another is the Institute of Upper Atmosphere Studies at
the University of Saskatchewan. The studies done by DRB there
(direct support was again phased out in 1968) revolved around
ionized particles in the air that often garble radio transmission.
The defence people were interested in the possibilities of being
able to jam lines of electronic communication.
The final two institutes do research of a more general and
basic nature. The Lady Eaton Laboratories at McGill study
microelectonics and the Universite de Montreal has an Institute
for Mathematical Research. Both institutes have had considerable
financial support from DRB.
All these technical institutes, whether or not they continue
to receive annual DRB grants, still receive a large number of
specific research grants and contracts from the defence research
coffers. This is where up-and-coming defence personnel learn the
tricks of the trade.
Despite this massive industry that DRB has built up around
Canada's booming business in other countries' wars, there are a
few other areas that the defence scientists would like to explore.
Among them:
second of two special reports by ian wiseman of cam Thursday, February 10,  1972
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Sociology: The department of national defence is proud
of what it calls "disciplined mobility" when it was called into
help with domestic problems (troops were mobilized during the
Montreal police strike, during the Quebec crisis last winter, and
during the Kingston Penitentiary riot). DRB is now looking for
universities interested in studying crowd control, group
decision-making, analysis or organizations and control of
dispersed groups.
Systems Analysis: DRB is also interested in initiating
university studies in the mathematics of combat, and in games
theory applicable to military situations.
Environment (political and social): The final area of
interest to defence experts is historical and geographical analysis
of war and war potential. This includes a study of domestic and
international hot-spots; a study of future international alliance
possibilities; a survey of the public's attitude toward the
department of national defence; and studies of riots and
insurgency, and maintenance of law and order.
What happens after the university research project is
completed, after DRB has filed away its new-found information
and the researcher has published his thesis and spent his research
The basic research now has to be applied. The military and
business interests take over at this point; the research investment
is about to pay off in dollars and cents. The war machinery
swings into full gear; the university has served its purpose, now
there's money and power to be gained.
But first, the Defence Research Board may want to do
further applied research to check that the information that it has
paid for is really what it wants. To do this it has to apply the
basic research to the military problems that necessitated the
original study.
Some of the research projects are earmarked for application
before they are finished. The file card on each research project is
coded with a number and a lettering that corresponds to one of
the seven private research establishments that DRB owns. It is at
these establishments that the classified research gets done.
"After all," said a DRB spokesman, "we could never do
classified research at universities. Suppose somebody got blown
up by an explosive?"
Suppose, indeed. Have to keep up the public image.
So- the basic information, gleaned from Canadian
universities, is shipped to one of the research establishments, far
from the attention of the mass media and the people of Canada.
Now the research becomes overtly military: The singular purpose
of these establishments is to convert the basic scientific
information into weaponry and warfare — either for use at home
or for sale to some warring neighbour.
Two of the establishments, one in Dartmouth, N.S. and the
other in Esquimalt, B.C., primarily study naval applications of the
♦university research, in addition to doing research of their own.
Of paramount importance to these institutes are suveillance,
submarine detection, and tracking in undersea warfare.
Two others, in Shirley Bay, Ont., and in Ralston (Suffield),
Alta., receive little or no public attention. There is, as far as the
defence people are concerned, a good reason for this quiet
invisibility: these two research establishments handle the scariest
research in modern day warfare. The scientists there are Canada's
foremost experts in chemical, bilological and nuclear weaponry.
Two of the other three research establishments, at Ottawa
and Downsview (just outside Toronto), study current problems in
the Canadian armed forces. Among the projects being done are
studies of human capabilities and limitations, plus other
behavioral studies.
The final establishment, at Valcartier, Que., again does
marketable research. The scientists there study lasers, armaments,
surveillance equipment, explosives and they do weaponry system
From these seven defence research establishments come the
finished weapons, ready to be mass produced and sold.
At this point, the 2,500 employees of DRB have performed
their functions well: The ultimate decisions involving contracting
(for mass produced weapons) and selling, rest with the actual
board members of the Defence Research Board.
Where does UBC fit in to this picture of Canadian
universities' complicity in continental "defence" research and
In the field of contracting (the term used when DRB wants
a specific design or item produced by some scientist, binding the
scientist to come across with the goods) the work is classified and
the public has no way of knowing what is being produced at UBC
or other Canadian universities.
However, research grants are another matter.
For the current academic year alone, UBC researchers have
DRB grants totalling $243,675.
It is not possible to argue that university members
conducting DRB-funded research are absolved from any blame
for the applications that might be made of their findings, because
although the researchers usually don't know to what specific use
their material will be put, they are aware that anything DRB
studies is directly connected to military strategy.
Furthermore, as the list on this page shows, it is not too
difficult to make some fair predictions about the possible fields
of application of UBC research.
Meanwhile, the war machine's silent partner does its work
willingly and quietly, serving the U.S.-based military-industrial
complex and reaping some of the spoils of war.
And as another Vietnamese peasant bites the dust in the
midst of vegetation ravaged by defoliants, it must be gratifying
for these scientists and the university to reflect that some of the
means for this destruction were created right here at UBC.
UBC (SETS $243,675
Hildebrand, B.P. (3880-06) received
$10,000 to study acoustical
holography for sonar applications.
(Application  to submarine detection.)
Teghtsoonian, E. (7501-12) received "
$8,000 to study carbon-graphite fibre
composites. (Teghtsoonian  is head of
Risebrough, N.R. (7510-68)
received $5,000 to study strengthening
of uranium alloys. (Direct application
to nuclear weaponry.)
Lund, J.A. (7510-69) received
$6,600 to study wrought alloy
products from powders.
Nadeau, J.S. (7565-08) received
$6,000 to study hard ceramic bodies.
(Connected with recent developments
in coating missile warheads and space
capsules with ceramic substances
instead of metal.)
Lee, M. (8865-10) received $5,000
to study the effect of low-calorie diets
on work capacity. (Lee is head of
home economics.)
Roufogalis, B.D. (9370-14) received
$7,200 to study control mechanisms of
acetylcholinesterase.      (Direct
application to known chemical warfare
Watanabe, T. (9511-112) received
$6,000 to study prediction of
geomagnetic micropulsation activities.
(Possible application to explosion
Osborn, T.R. (9511-114) received
$7,500 to study f ree-falli-ng
temperature, salinity, velocity
microstructure instruments.
Clarke, G.K. (9511-121) received
$3,000 to study geomagnetic depth
sounding. (Application to submarine
detection and placing of depth
Basco, N. (9530-112) received
$4,000 to study formation and
reactions of singlet 02, SO, and S2.
Swoveland, C. (9540-36) received
$3,000 to study probabilistic methods
in combinatorial programming.
Barth, R.T. (9701-24) received
$1,500 to study research-on-research
activities. (Now, that has a ring of
George, L.L. (9701-25) received
$4,000 to study statistical analysis of
queuing systems. (Application to
problems of missile targetting.)
Walker, D.C. (1601-23) received
$8,000 to study radiation chemistry by
flash photolonisation. (Application to
study of after-effects of explosions.)
Donaldson, R.W. (2801-26) received
$15,000 to study optimum use of
communication channels for the
transmission of speech and data.
Donaldson, R.W. (2801-30) received
$5,000 to study machine recognition
of human speech. (Application to
military intercepting of messages and
commands and identification of
Young, L. (5501-67) received
$6,000 to study thin film and solid
state devices.
Mitchell, A. (7515-13) received
$8,000 to study electroslag welding of
thick steel plates.
Chaklader, A.CD. (7565-07)
received $11,000 to study deformation
of ceramics and cements under
impulsive loads. (After-effects of
explosive devices.)
Young, W.A. (9310-108) received
$7,300  to study the effect of helium
on the respiratory gas exchange in
humans. (Application to deep-sea
Greenwood, D.D. (9425-22)
received $7,575 to study auditory
masking in relation to critical
bandwidth. (Application to military
Barrie, R. (9510-35) received
$8,000 to study infra-red phenomena
in solids.
Ellis, R.M. (9511-76) received
$4,700 to study crust and mantle
Chase, R.L. (9511-95) received
$7,000 to study bathymetry and
seismic reflection profiling of the
continental slope (Pacific).
Lewis, A.G. (9520-19) received
$3,500 to study sonic layers of
biological origin in the sea. (Possible
application to submarine detection.)
Aubke, F. (9530-94) received
$3,500 to study the synthesis of new
chloryl compounds and investigation
into their physical properties. (Direct
application to chemical warfare.)
Tromans, D. (9535-50) received
$11,000   to    study    stress   corrosion
cracking. (Application to durability of
vehicles: planes, tanks, etc.)
Burling, R.W. (9550-09) received
$20,000 to study low speed fluid
dynamics research. (Application to
Modi, V.J. (9550-38) received
$13,000 to study dynamics of
underwater structures used in
submarine detection.
Slddon, T.E. (9550-48) received
$5,500 to study the development of a
new-type turbulence gauge for use in
water. (For use In submarines and
other navel vessels.)
Parkinson, G.V. (9551-13) received
$7,000 to study steady and non-steady
flow about wings at high incidence.
Modi, V.J. (9551-18) received
$6,000 to study attitude dynamics of
earth-orbiting satellites.
Weinberg, F. (9535-51) received
$7,500 to study solidification of
Brumelle, S.L. (9740-17) received
$3,300 to study bonds and
approximation in multi-server queuing.
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Thursday, February 10, 1972
Letters Edition
From page 5
campus organs (UBC Reports)
that the T/L committee of
App/Sci has done it again. These'
remarkable people, we are told,
have just discovered a whole new
system of instruction, the
pre-packaged course. This
invention used to be called the
text-book, or perhaps the Schaum
Interesting to see it come back
into vogue. The new twist, of
course, is to have each faculty
member (no matter how obscure)
write his own little book rather
than relegating the chore to the
famous men in the field who have
already proven their ability to
keep the facts straight, possibly
because they were often the ones
who had pointed these out in the
first place.
The interview also seems to
reveal that as a result of their now
quite prolonged study of ways
and means of improving the
quality of teaching/teachers, for
teaching/learning, the ultimate
conclusion they now seem to be
striving to reach is to eliminate
formal teaching altogether (rather
a bleak view of progress) together
with the classroom, and replace
teaching by close personal
contact. One feels that they may
thus be on the verge of
rediscovering tutoring, or perhaps
problem-session instruction.
At some slightly earlier point
in their thinking on this, it seemed
that tutoring was rather frowned
on as a possible sign that perhaps
(nothing more definite than
perhaps, of course) anyone caught
so engaged just might be
attempting to make up, in a sort
of moonlighting sense, for the
lack of understanding he had
produced in his formal lecturing.
It is a great relief to know that its
rediscovery by the T/L committee
has again raised this activity to the
level of respectability it has
enjoyed at less pedagogically elite
places such as Cambridge or
But without lectures, the
prescription for close contact
might be a bit difficult to
maintain otherwise, one supposes.
The idea of everyone
proceeding at different
(self-determined) rates through
the feast of knowledge-package
menu until 'mastery' is finally
achieved, has just the faintest
overtones of correspondence
school. Useful indeed, if the press
of events somehow makes it
impossible to actually get out to
the campus, as ex-president
Partridge of Victoria U would
attest. The only problem might be
the degree.
Engineers (though they are
often the last to admit it) are
thought of by industry rather as
technological 'shock troops' to try
and keep industry on schedule,
insofar as that is possible. The
self-timed seven-year 90 per cent
BASc might.be less useful in this
respect than the four-year 75 per
center, or even the two-year 57
per center covering the same
amount of material. The
self-timed degree would also be
self-evaluating: In marks/years our
three candidates get 12.8, 18.7
and 28.5 per cent/year, which
neatly reverses the pecking order,
from a learning-rate and possibly
productivity point of view. The
researcher vs the operator. It
would also be amusing to see the
effect   on   academic   planning's
over-all scheduling computer.
Self-paced packaged
instruction seems to bear all the
hallmarks of the interesting
periodic rediscoveries which are so
much a part of the lexicon of
academic humor. Keep up the
good work, T/L.
Name withheld
Phillip Marlowe, Public
Detective (BA, UBC, 1966) adds a
postcript to his most famous case
— the Slavic Studies Caper.
About 3 a.m. I fell into a fitful
slumber. Fitful because the word
"Peking" kept stirring in some
dark nook or cranny of my mind.
Waking up at noon and reaching
for a cig I caught myself repeating
the work, Peking, Peking. I lit up
and inhaled deeply. Suddenly it
came to me. Of course. University
of Peking. Irina Rebrin's school!
UBC calendars for the past
years, which occupy a place of
honor in my library along with
Ginsburg's "Howl" and the
Tibetan Book of the Dead,
seemed to confirm the result of
my original research on that lady.
"BA-(Peking)" said the calendars,
one after another.
The code employed by the
compilers of those honored tomes
is plain enough. "BA (Toronto)"
means BA from the University of
Toronto; "BA (Chicago)" means
BA from the University of
Chicago. "BA (Peking)" must
mean BA from the University of
Peking. And yet, the little
gnawing doubt that every public
detective worth his false mustache
knows so well would not leave
me. Something was not quite
right. I was stymied. I needed a
fresh approach.
Disguising my voice as that of
J. Edgar Hoover, I called
University Information.
"Irina Rebrin's school? Just a
minute please."
My watch ticked off a minute
and a half. The voice came on the
line once again: "It's Fu-Jen
"That's what I thought!" I
snapped and hung up. Actually I
hadn't thought so at all. In fact I
had never even heard of Fu-Jen
University. It must be in Peking, I
reasoned, unless the compilers of
UBC calendars have been planting
false clues for 10 years just to
mislead me.
That wraps it up, I thought,
but as I went to tuck in that loose
end, I recalled that other loose
ends hung from the case like the
fringe from an Indian-scout
jacket, front and back. Ah, well,
111 get to them eventually.
I have been instructed by the
officers of the Social Services
Employees Union, Local 2, to
thank you for the article
published in The Ubyssey Jan. 26
concerning daycare workers. We
feel that several points should be
clarified, if only in your records as
you may wish to use them at a
later date.
Larisa Tarwick was elected
chairman of Local 2 of the SSEU.
The executive president is John
Sheilds who is the head of the
provincial executive in Victoria. I
am told that Larisa gave you the
information that many daycare
centre employees are earning a
salary that is below the poverty
level as stated by the federal
government. This is correct,
however you printed the
statement that many are earning
less than the minimum wage of
$1.50 per hour.
The SSEU does not require its
members to work a minimum of
40 hours per month. There is a
clause by which a person working
less than 40 hours per month can
be an associate member without
payment of dues.
Once again thank you for your
support. Upon receiving
certification we plan to issue a
press release and will forward it to
Betty Varty,
insecure in the belief that they are
Someone might give a damn
and question or challenge specific
data if it were provided —
heavens, we'd have a shit-disturber
on our hands.
It was with considerable
interest that we noted the
magnitude of support which
Spoiled Ballot received in the
recent AMS elections. He was
only 0.9 per cent behind the
president-elect in the voting. This
shows both spontaneous and
unsolicited support for the
peoples' choice, Spoiled Ballot.
Because of the extent of the
mass movement behind spoiled
ballot,   we   wonder   why   Doug
Aldridge   does   not   abdicate   in
favor of the peoples' choice.
Is this election just another
infringement upon our democratic
rights? Is there no end to the
injustices inflicted upon the
long-suffering student body? Are
we mere peons to be manipulated
by the AMS?
Doug Aldridge, where do your
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In the Tuesday edition of The
Ubyssey, a full-page ad informed
me that I should vote yes for a 56
per cent fee increase. I pay for
this ad. Somehow something
seems wrong!
What right have my elected
representatives to tell me how to
vote? It would be acceptable to
present articles pro one policy if
equal space were provided for the
converse argument. It would be
acceptable if the data were given
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Has the treasurer heard of
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Jocks to get
travel course
Physical education teachers
and enthusiasts interested in
studying in London, Stockholm
and Norway this summer should
enroll in the continuing education
Phys Ed travel course.
The course, costing $800, will
be held from June 29 to August
29. Students will have the last
three weeks free for travel.
Studies will emphasize outdoor
activities, movement education,
games, curriculum development
and methodology.
For further information call
the UBC extension programs
office at 228-2181.
It's Opportunities for Youth
application time again.
Any group with an original
sounding project it might get the
government to subsidize can pick
up application forms in the Alma
Mater Society executive offices in
About 50 lucky groups from
UBC received grants last year and
about VA times that number will
get money this year, according to
the government.
See AMS external affairs
officer Adrian Belshaw for further
Century course
The education department's
Centennial course, British
Columbia — Canada's Pacific
Province, will continue on a free
basis until June 30.
The course consists of five
papers on B.C.'s history,
geography and natural resources.
Tests must be completed and sent
to the department for correction
and grading.
Students who successfully
complete the course are awarded a
certificate and Centennial pin.
To enroll in the course, write
to the education department in
Beacfi boms
If you lived at Long Beach in
recent summers, the West Coast
Habitation Society wants to hear
from you.
The society, a project
sponsored by Local Initiatives to
make proposals to National Parks
'Tween classes
Noon   meeting   at   Bu.   230.   AU   welcome.
Third crossing discussion with Aids.
Harry Rankin and Halford Wilson,
West Van Mayor Art Langley, planning prof Paul Roer and many more,
noon, Ang.  110.
Film Six Chevaux Blues will be shown
at noon in Bu. 100.
Paul Stevens speaks at noon in SUB
Opening  of exhibition,  Backstage,   at
7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Gallery.
General meeting at noon in SUB 213.
Decision-making  meeting   at   noon   in
SUB 212A.
Free  skydiving films in SUB  125, 10
a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free film. Background to Latin America,  at  noon in upper lounge   of International House.
Meeting to discuss  anti-abortion  program   at   noon   in   St.   Mark's   music
General meeting to discuss budget,
coffeehouse and OFY project at noon.
SUB 224. Music, coffee and conversation at 7:30 p.m. in orange room of
New Arts One Bldg.
"a step ahead"
776 Granville 687-2701
Dorothy Smith speaks on Is Sociology
Relevant? at noon in Mildred Brock
Noon   meeting   about   bike   trip   and
oartv in SUB 211.
All welcome to play at noon in SUB
Meeting of Slavonic Studies grad association at noon, Slavonic Studies
reading room.
Important    meeting    to    discuss    the
"state" of the department in Bu. 107
at noon.
Noon meeting at International House.
In   SUB   111   at  noon   Karl   discusses
Christianity with Bill P.  Stevens and
General meeting in Blue Room, Arts
One Bldg. at noon.
Six hours of horror films starting at
7 p.m. in SUB theatre.
Six hours of horror films starting at
7 p.m. in SUB theatre.
Film,   The   Fixer,   will   be   shown   at
Hillel House, 8:30 p.m.
Western Canada Intercollegiate Parachute  competition  at Chilliwack  Airport.
Paris Boutique
Leather Goods
Sale of Dorothy Perkins
English Sweaters
2105 W. 16th Closed Mon.
for more alternative life-style uses
of parks, wants people who have
lived at Long Beach to fill out a
questionnaire or participate in an
Contact is Anne Mills,
987-3804, or write to the society
at 1062 West Georgia, Vancouver.
Crossing politics
The politics and long-term
implications of the Third Crossing
will be discussed today at noon in
Angus 110.
Participants include Aldermen
Harry Rankin and Halford Wilson,
West Van Mayor Art Langley,
Bruce Yorke, chairman of the
Citizens Committee for Public
Transit and professors Paul Roer
of planning and John Gaitanakis
of architecture.
Phoney ads
The Canadian Arthritis and
Rheumatism Society warns people
it is not connected with an
advertisement which invites
people to send $2 donations to
Information Arthritis.
The ads have appeared in
newspapers across the country
and are being investigated by
police and the Better Business
Western Canada Intercollegiate Parachute competition at Chilliwack Airport.   •.
Club racing meeting at noon in SUB
Free environmental film. A Time Of
Man, will be shown in Hebb Theatre
at noon.
Cocktail party for Colombian visitors
at     noon     in     International     House
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Bu. 1221.
Film, Ecology and Indians, will be
shown at Bioscience 2449 (new wing)
at noon.
MP David Anderson speaks on Man
Against Oil Tankers in SUB auditorium at noon.
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MONDAY 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
TUESDAY 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
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p.m.-l:00 a.m. I. House. Tickets
$3,50,   $2.75.   $1.50   (dance   9   p.m.)
Dept. (especially Neil and Brent
and the guy whose name I can
never  remember)—Fish.
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watch in Buchanan Building. Ph.
Karl,   Thurs.   7:00  p.m.   224-9962.
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Youth Hostel. Only $1.50 per night.
Phone  224-3208.
Monday evening (Feb. 7th) Roeth-
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Sedgewick   foyer  Monday   12:30.
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GOOD FOOD IN SUB 207 - 209
every day from 12:00 to 1:30.
A.M.S. International Food Festival
giving away money in Opportunities For Youth. Appointments
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Call Kathi,  939-9805 by Feb.  11.
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Special Classes
Tutoring Service
The UBC Tutoring Centre is open
12:00-2:00 p.m. Weekdays SUB
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every   subject.
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May leads track win
PENNY MAY and UBC track coach Lionel Pugh discuss her winning
style at an international meet.
MONDAY- 8:30- 9:30 p.m.-Gym A      Basketball (Women)
MONDAY- 5:00- 7:00 p.m.-Armouries Tennis (Women)
TUESDAY- 8:30-10:30 p.m.-Gym A      Co-Ed Badminton
WEDNESDAY- 6:30- 8:30 p.m.-Gym A      Co-Ed Volleyball
THURSDAY- 9:00-11:00 p.m.-Armouries Tennis (Women)
Lionel Pugh's UBC track team
used last weekend's University of
Washington invitational indoor
track meet as a warm-up for two
track meets this weekend.
While hardly over-powering the
opposition, the strong UBC team
showed they will be a power to be
reckoned with in this Friday's
WCIAA indoor track meet in
Pentathlete Penny May won
two events, the Shot Put and 60
yd. hurdles with efforts of 43'#"
and 7.9 seconds. She also
completed a UBC sweep of the
women's long jump by finishing
second to North American record
holder Brenda Eisler.
Distance star Ken French won
the two mile event in a personal
best time of 8:54.5.
Another familiar runner, now
with a different name, Mrs.
Thelma Wright (nee Fynn) won
the women's mile finishing just
ahead of third place Cheryl
Spowage, also of UBC.
Other UBC winners included
Patty Loverock in the 60 yd.
sprint, Debbie Brill in the
women's high jump and the
familiar pair of John Hawkins and
Rick Cuttel who tied for second
in the men's high jump at 6'8".
UBC is considered the power
of the WCIAA track world and
Pugh said that he expects to
defeat defending champion
Saskatchewan this Friday in
Saskatoon and still be back in
Vancouver by Saturday night for
the eighth annual Achilles indoor
track meet.
DATES: Begins   Thurs. Feb. 17 - 12:30-2:30
Mon. Feb. 21   -   5:00-7:00
Continues every Mon. & Thurs. for 3 Weeks
ENTRY DEADLINE: Fri. Feb. 11th 4:30 p.m.
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REFEREE gets ready to blow whistle to declare winner as he surveys this entanglement of arms and legs.
Friday, Feb. 11
at 12:30
War Memorial Gym
Free Admission
Brian Fichtcr led Fort Camp to a
24-22 victory over Place Vanier to
take first place in division 3.
In division 2 semi-finals. Place
Vanier beat Pharmacy 37-18, and
the Engineers whipped Kappa
Sigma 33-19. In final action, the
Gears defeated Place Vanier 39-22
to take the title.
In the division 1 semi-finals.
Recreation beat Beta 34-24 and
Fort Camp won over St. Andy
32-16. Recreation now meets
Fort Camp in the division 1 final
to be held Friday noon at the War
Memorial Gym.
HOCKEY playoffs start
tonight at 5:15 p.m.
exec, wanted
Applications are now being
accepted for the following
positions in the Men's Intramural
Executive: Director, Assistant
director, Referee-in-chief,
Assistant referee-in-chief, and
Publicity Director. Written
applications stating position
sought, year, course work, and
qualifications should be directed
to the following before Feb. 18,
Mr. N. Korchinsky,
School of PE and Recreation,
War Memorial Gym,
WRESTLING: Fort Camp tied
with Forestry 23-23 for first
place. Third place went to
defending champs, PE.
Individual results were as
follows: 118, Tony Dlfonzo, PE;
126,  Hugh Mori, Dentistry; 134,
Gordie Yolland, Fort Camp; 142,
George Mapson, Fort Camp; 150,
Phil Rathchyein, Fort Camp; 158,
Don Russell, Foresty; 165, Pat
Henman, PE; 191, Cliff Morton,
Forestry; heavy, Joe Laing,
WRESTLER  is upended and about to hit the canvas during the
intramural wrestling meet last week. Thursday, February 10, 1972
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Hoop replay
noon today
Rugby 'Birds fly south
UBC rugby men leave Friday
for two games in California and
the 'World Cup'.
Coach Donn Spence and 20
players are scheduled for games
Saturday in Los Angeles and
Tuesday in Santa Barbara.
The 'World Cup' match pits a
strong UBC team against a UCLA
Bears side which includes six or
seven commonwealth players and
several speedy football backs.
The Thunderbirds won the cup
last year 17-10. This year, because
of better team play, Coach Spence
rates his 'Birds as stronger.
UBC has averaged a 34-4
for-against record in games this
In the first meeting of the two
clubs, the 'Birds play a second
game Tuesday against the
University of California at Santa
California sides have
consistently outweighed B.C.
teams, especially in the scrums,
where the Canadians give up to 30
pounds per.man.
Spence anticipates similar
opposition on this tour, and
counters with a fast, open style of
The Thunderbirds ability to
dominate the loose play, and
quickly develop scrum and back
rushes will influence both games
Swimmers swamp Alberta
When you can beat the 'team
to beat', you're stroking pretty
well. In this case, it was the UBC
Thunderbirds out-swimming the
highly favored team from the U.
of Alberta.
In a meet held over the
weekend at Percy Norman pool,
the UBC men knocked off the
Albertans 81-66, and the women
beat  them 78-51.
Betty Fulcher won the one and
three metre diving for women and
Bob Menzies took the one and
three metre events in the men's
As usual, the team came up
with many first place finishes. Bill
Mahony, back from the U. of
Michigan, won the 100 and 200
metre breastroke event. Bob
Tollerton took the 100 and 200
metre backstroke.
In the women's events, Jane
Rogers won the 100 and 400
metre freestyle. Arlene Henderson
took the 50 metre freestyle as
well as the 200 metre individual
Backstroker Dianne Rogers
came first in the 100 and 200
metre events, and Rhonda Ross
won the 50 metre butterfly.
Carl Waterer and Aldy
Meinhardt of the men's team
rounded out the 'Bird scoring.
Waterer won the marathon one
mile swim in a time of 17:46.6.
Meinhardt won the 200 metre
butterfly in a very good time of
Last night's basketball game
between the UBC Thunderbirds
and the University of Alberta
Golden Bears was a real treat to
watch. Even more so when one
considers that UBC won 67-62.
The same two teams meet
again today at noon in the game
that will decide the league
champion. Only UBC (10-3) and
Alberta (11-4) have a chance at
winning that title. The game is at
noon in the War Memorial Gym.
Jack Hoy, who has been having
trouble with his shot all year, put
it together last night and scored
22 points, high for the game, in
leading the 'Birds to their second
victory in five games with Alberta
this season.
The 'Birds had to win last
night's game if they wanted to
finish in top spot during league
play. Judging by the outcome it
would be logical to say that they
wanted to finish first, and bring
the WCIAA finals out to the
meet Sunday
The women's gymnastics team
takes on the University of Alberta
in a dual meet Sunday at 3 p.m. at
the War Memorial Gym.
Both teams are rated at the top
of the western intercollegiate
circuit, so the meet should prove
to be good competition.
Last weekend, the women
finished third in a meet with
Eastern Washington (first) and the
University of Washington
—joe martin photo
JIM LUNDRIGAN floats through the air during a free-fall over Abbotsford. Lundrigan will be one of the
competitors during this weekend's skydiving meet.
Men leap from sky Saturday
Men will be jumping from
airplanes this weekend at the
Chilliwack airport.
The UBC skydiving club is
sponsoring the WCIAA
intercollegiate championships and
inviting all western Canadian
universities and colleges and some
from the northwestern United
States. Nearly 150 jumpers are
expected to take part in both
beginners and seniors events.
The seniors are judged on the
closeness they can come to a 10
centimetre diameter disc on a
jump from 3,200 feet, with their
parachutes opening at 2,500 feet.
They have to be within 10 metres
to score.
Beginners don't have to hit the
target. They are judged solely on
their safety performance, canopy
control and landing technique.
The divers will be jumping at
about three minute intervals from
Cessna 180s and 185s onto a six
acre field. They will be judged by
the Canadian Sport Parachute
The competition will begin at
10 a.m. both Saturday and
Sunday, weather permitting, and
continue all day. Plenty of
parking and spectator space is
Alberta came out playing a
zone, the type of defence that has
given UBC trouble all season long.
Last night the 'Birds simply
refused to be flustered and played
a very cool ball game, waiting for
the open shots and making them
with uncanny accuracy.
But it was the UBC defence
that really shone. They played a
tight man-to-man defence and
were incredibly tough under the
boards, especially John Mills and
Peter Herd, as they out-rebounded
the taller Albertans 44 to 21.
UBC needed last night's win as
it leaves them only- two points
behind league-leading Alberta.
The 'Birds have two games in
hand   over   Alberta.
Frank Gnup has called a
football meeting for all those
interested in playing football for
the 'Birds next year and for those
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Jock-filled meeting axes VCC paper's budget
Attempts by Vancouver City
College students to produce a
student newspaper have been
successfully blocked by the.
executive of the Langara campus
student society.
Fred Wilson, a member of The
Tower editorial collective, told
The Ubyssey the part of the
student   society   budget   which
would have given The Tower
$1,200 for the coming term was
thrown out by a narrow vote at a
general meeting.
Wilson said the meeting "was a
farce and barely had a quorum."
"We had 200 people deciding
what 4,000 students will read.
And most of these were jocks. It
wouldn't be unfair to say the
meeting was stacked."
The Tower has been
surrounded by controversy since
early December when the student
society tried to stop it from
printing its last issue.
The page one headline of that
issue read "Impeach Student
The Tower was then turned
out of its office, which has since
been turned into a clubs room. All
of   the   files   and   records  were
either confiscated or padlocked.
At the same time the VCC
student society cut off the
money supply, informing the
printers The Tower could not pay
for any further issues.
Wilson said the reasons council
gave were "the collective had been
using Tower money for personal
long-distance   phone
fares and so on.
calls,   taxi
AMS aims for September food service control
Students could have control of the food
services in SUB as early as next September,
Alma Mater Society president Grant
Burnyeat said Wednesday.
Burnyeat made the statement following
a meeting with the UBC board of governors
held Tuesday night where the AMS
approached the board with a proposal to
acquire control of the SUB operation.
The board said it "would be prepared to
consider the AMS request" if "mutually
satisfactory agreements were reached on a
variety of matters, including cost."
"In essence that means they are
interested, at least in principle, and that's a
very important first step," said Burnyeat.
He said the next step is for a study of
the present food services and of the various
methods by which the AMS could gain
"It could be through any one of a
number of routes. We could lease the
facilities, we could buy them and hire food
services as consultants or a combination of
any number of methods," he said.
"The earliest conceivable date we could
have control is Sept. 1."
"But in light of their drive to
impeach council those reasons
pale considerably," he said.
The group now trying to
publish The Tower is different
from the original collective and
says it believes VCC needs a
channel for legitimate opposition
and dissent.
There is already one newspaper
at VCC, The Savant, which is
produced by the journalism class
and funded entirely by the
administration. Its UBC
equivalent is UBC PReports.
Wilson said another attempt to
have the student council allocate
them some money would be made
at a noon meeting today.
'Women's role secondary in most unions'
Most working women are not in
unions and those who are unionized
generally play a secondary role in the
This was the thesis put forward by
trade unionist Anne Boylan and Jean
Rands, a member of the Working Women's
Association at Tuesday's women's studies
"At the beginning of the trade union
movement women's participation in union
struggles   was   restricted   largly   to   an
"Among the 60 presidents, secretaries
and treasurers of the central labor councils
there are only eight women. Among the 30
presidents, secretaries and treasurers of the
federations and sections, only two are
women. Out of almost 200 business agents,
only five are women."
-from Attitude of Union Workers to
Women in Industry, Status of Women's
auxiliary role," said Boylan who discussed
the situation, past and present, of women
in unions.
"When speaking of the auxiliary role
of women it clearly implies it is a
'secondary position' but then one must see
this role in the historic setting of both the
trade union and women's problems, in
"It should be noted that women
during the early period of the trade union
movement were not a large part of the
labor force," said Boylan.
"Women have certainly not been given
the encouragement to be active members
and leaders in the trade union movement.
"Generally union meetings are
conducted by men, who are usually
articulate and glib. They sit on the stage
looking down on the membership, thereby
setting up a barrier between themselves and
the membership," said Boylan.
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Rands said about 200,000 working
women in B.C. have no union protection.
"About 80 per cent of the women
who work are outrageously underpaid and
powerless to do anything about it," she
Boylan discussed some of the trade
union struggles in which women
Women supported strikes by auto
workers, maritime workers and miners
during the '30s by occupying plants,
supplying literature, food, bedding and
clothing and participating actively on the
picket lines when injunctions were served
against the male workers, said Boylan.
"While this particular auxiliary form
of activity was at times very helpful to the
men in struggle it was unfortunately too
narrow and restrictive."
Women also participated in more
direct struggles such as the Nanaimo
laundry workers strike in 1947 which was
led by 28 women and resulted in the
smashing of the anti-labor law — The
Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration
Act, she said.
"Women in the plywood industry now
have an equal pay for equal work clause in
"I doubt whether union members would
be prepared to go on strike for the
principle of wage parity. A worker will
agree to undertake such an action only
when he thinks it is in his own interest to
do so."
-from Attitude of Union Workers to
Women in Industry, Status of Women's
their agreement but when a married
woman leaves the job and is being replaced,
she must be replaced by either a single
woman or a man.
"An organizing drive among hotel
workers in the '50s was successful and yet
today, statistics show women hotel clerks
have not succeeded in winning equal pay
for equal work," she said.
An excellent example of union
solidarity was the organizing of the
MacMillan and Bloedel plywood office in
Alberni, where the workers were mainly
After going on strike they were
supported on the picket lines by the
International Woodworkers of America and
"In all sectors of employment, the
traditional distinction between so-called
feminine and masculine work tasks is so
firmly established and deeply ingrained
that no one — not even the trade-unions
themselves - feel impelled to re-examine
the question of salary scales based on sex."
—from Attitude of Union Workers to
Women in Industry, Status of Women's
later a mass meeting involving the whole of
the B.C. labor movement helped to win the
strike, said Boylan.
Rands then talked about the
conditions under which non-union
employees work.
"We are completely subject to the
whims of our bosses. Whether we are hired
or fired has little to do with our
"We have no control of our skills. And
our jobs are incredibly boring, mostly
because we have no say over what we do.
"We don't even get to decide what we
wear to work: whether pants, short skirts,
long skirts or hot pants are allowed
depends entirely on the whim of the boss,"
said Rands.
She said wages often have nothing to
do with the job done and the practice of
keeping pay cheques a secret encourages
workers to believe they have a special,
individual, personal relationship with the
"Women accept lousy pay, the office
rules about clothes and a compliment
instead  of a  raise  not  because  we are
Friday, Saturday Feb. 11,12
SUB Theatre
7:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. each Day
Tickets: M.00
With House of Frankenstein,
Island of Lost Souls, Wolfman, etc.
(not Aud. as previously
stupid but because we are powerless and
because we see our failure as individuals.
"The trade union movement does not
even appear as an alternative to most
working women, although it is clear we
would be much better off as union
members," said Rands.
Women have no experience of
collective action, also the original industrial
organization ideal of solidarity of all
working people has been forgotten, she
"Perhaps the most important reason
for the failure of unions to organize
working women is that it would be much
more of a fight than the present unions are
willing to undertake."
Rands said the women's liberation
movement has only supported working
women as an afterthought, solutions
suggested to working women are individual
"Nobody asks why typing should be
low paying, why office workers who can
"Yes, I believe it is very hard for a man,
for one reason or another, to work under
the jurisdiction of a woman. There are
obviously psychological factors involved
—from Attitude of Union Workers to
Women in Industry, Status of Women's
operate many machines, type and take
shorthand are considered unskilled.
"The Working Women's Association's
goal is to convince more and more working
women of the possibility and necessity of
struggle and of basic women's liberation
ideas and to convince women's
liberationists of the necessity of union
organizing — not as an end in itself but as
an essential defence against the arbitrary
power of the employer and as the
beginning of collective action in the area
where we as women have our real collective
strength - at work."


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