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 Bv ARNOLD HEDSTROM
and NANCY CAMPBELL
Normally reconsidered or tabled student
council motions are not news. But two motions at Wednesday's council meeting,
despite their inconclusive results, are worthy
of examination because they reflect council's
growing disregard of volunteer service
organizations.
Both filmsoc and The Ubyssey were forced
to defend their right to function as semi-
autonomous service organizations. For
filmsoc it was an attempt to protect their student customers from the fiscally minded
council. For The Ubyssey, it was a matter of
preserving their national advertising to provide a viable newspaper for students.
The filmsoc controversy is part of an ongoing problem which began in July when council approved the Alma Mater Society budget.
In that budget was a 50 per cent increase in
SUB film ticket prices, to $1.50 from $1.
The hike was an attempt to boost the AMS
profit on SUBfilms to $9,000 . At that time
filmsoc faced the options of either agreeing
to the budget, or keeping ticket prices at $1
and foregoing a sizeable chunk of the profits
normally used for filmsoc activities.
However, a third option is available,
filmsoc can return to the $1 SUBfilm price
and maintain its current $9,000 profit for
club purposes if council is willing to forego
the present fifty-fifty split, in favor of a 75-25
split for filmsoc.
Is the problem the ticket cost or the per
cent split? Dusan Milatovic, filmsoc chair,
couldn't answer that question. "Our idea is a
simple one. The issue is to save students
money?' he said.
But to external affairs co-ordinator James
Hollis, the issue is money — the AMS*
money. "The issue here is precisely money,"
he said. "I am rather upset that y u're coming to council today to complain about a
budget your society drew up."
But to others the issue is not money, or a
percentage split, but rather the AMS'
philosophy towards clubs providing a service
with volunteer labor.
"If we had known it
would have been
controversial, we
would have
consulted the paper"
LOFTUS
"The question is, do you want tne filmsoc
members to work just as hard for less money,
or do you want to see the AMS get $6,000
less?" asked Robert Cameron, Graduate Student Association representative.
(If, as the filmsoc petition for referendum
asks, the ticket cost returned to $1 and the
club's profit remained at $9,000, the AMS
profit would drop to $3,000.)
Or maybe, as GSA representative John
Davies suggests, the problem lies in inadequate funding of the AMS.
"The basic problem is that the $10.50
AMS fee is too low to sustain the society's ac
tivities. As a result, it takes money from
many areas, some like the Pit with paid
employees, but others like the voluntary
labors of filmsoc," he said.
"There's a basic difference in philosophy
— filmsoc believes we are providing a service
to students, the AMS believes it is letting us
use the SUB auditorium."
Behind the two motions affecting The
Ubyssey, there is also a philosophical difference.
Council, without any warning in the agenda or consultation with The Ubyssey staff,
decided to reduce the newspaper's national
advertising lineage to 4,000 lines a week form
the current unlimited amount and refused to
sign a damage bond with their printers.
"We never thought it would be controversial," said AMS finance director Jane Loftus. "If we had known, we would have consulted the paper."
But how can the AMS know if a decision is
controversial without first consulting the
group concerned?
Ubyssey spokesperson Julie Wheelwright
citicized Loftus: "The issue is not whether
the AMS can make that decision. They can,
under the present constitution. But what is at
stake is the basic philosophy that decisions
concerning a student group, such as The
Ubyssey, are being made with no regard at all
to the individuals intimately associated with
their group."
The national advertising motion was
reconsidered and tabled, when council
members who originally voted in favour at
the motion said they had been misled thinking the ad reduction was simply a housekeeping motion.
Asked arts representative Mike McKinley,
amold hedetrom photo
"Why not get The Ubyssey staff in here to
give us their side of the story?"
That is what the Ubyssey staff wanted to
know. "The Ubyssey is a group of volunteers
— some of us work up to 70 hours a week
providing what we think is a valuable student
service," said Wheelwright.
"The staff is intimately involved in the
newspaper. We have a greater continuity
than council, and we know what is best for
the Ubyssey. To go ahead and make decisions about the paper, without consulting us
about them in advance — even deceiving us
about their didcussion — is wrong."
According to Wheelwright, the staff was
deceived about both motions. The Ubyssey
damage bond was listed in the council agenda
as 'UBC performance bond,' with no supporting comments or motions.
The decision on the advertising lineage was
listed as CUP Media Services Contract
amendment. One staff member was told that
the discussion would concern a contract
amendment sought last spring when the contract was signed and approved by the advertising cooperative.
Instead, the damage bond was a request
from College Printers management for the
AMS to guarantee a $1,000 bond in case of
damage by Ubyssey staffers.
New managers sought the bond because
three years ago the staff had slightly damaged
a room put aside for their use at the printers.
(No comment had been made at that time.)
At first council approached the decision
lightheartedly. "Will the money come out of
the staff honorarium?" joked administration
director Bill Maschlecko.
After The Ubyssey reporter covering the
meeting told council the current management
group was requesting the bond and refusal
to pay might lead to termination of the
Ubyssey's contract with College Printers, the
council took a more belligerent attitude.
"We spend over $150,000 a year at College
and they want us to pay a $1,000 bond?
That's ridiculous." declared Hollis.
Said student board member Chris Niwinski: "I think it's ridiculous for council to
post a bond for the actions of a few individuals."
But arts representative Peter Goddard
disagreed. "It looks like the management is
trying to kick The Ubyssey out and I suggest
we sign the letter."
However, council defeated the motion to
sign a letter of guarantee for the bond.
When the advertising contract discussion
arose Loftus and AMS general manager
Charles Redden addressed the issue.
"CUP Media Services doesn't state a maximum amount of ads, only a minimum," said
Loftus. "With the current contract they
could send us an unlimited amount of ads, at
the expense of the publications manager
salary."
But that is not an accurate reflection of the
situation, according to The Ubyssey.
"There's no question' of us getting an
unlimited amount of ads," said
Wheelwright. "Right now we're getting
about 5,000 lines, or roughly four and a half
pages, of national ads a week.
"If we find that we're getting too many
ads, Campus Plus adjusts the volume. Campus Plus is not some monster organization, it
is owned by us and we're not going to screw
ourselves.
"The national ads are not squeezing out
the local ads and thus the publication
manager's commission. The ads are there to
help us put out papers and provide a student
service."
Asked if The Ubyssey should have been informed of the issue before the council
meeting, Redden replied, "You're getting
your information now."
Loftus also told council members there
were enough local ads to fill the paper and
Don't inform in
advance: "You're
getting your
information now"
keep it at 37 per cent ad content. "We like
the local ads because they pay more."
Wheelwright said this was not true,
without national ads the eight page Oct. 6
issue would have run below 37 per cent.
"Just because the motion was tabled
doesn't mean the problem is going to go
away," Wheelwright said. "Council came
very close to making a decision that would
have a devasting effect on the paper and its
volunteers. It's something they seem to be
doing a lot of lately — take filmsoc for example."
See page 2: STUDENTS
THE UBYSSEY
Vol. LXIV, No. 12
Vancouver, B.C. Friday, October 9,1981
228-2301 Page 2
THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, October 9, 1981
Students should
have more say
From page 1
Filmsoc is determined to reduce
the SUBfilms price, even by refren-
dum. Council decided to defer the
ticket price and filmsoc budget
back to the budget committee
review.
But the problem is not the ticket
price. The problem, as several
council members have suggested is
whether the AMS can expect to
make a profit from volunteers committed to providing a service.
The problem is whether the AMS
has the right to decide the fate of
volunteer service organizations with
little information, too much misinformation and no consultation.
It is a problem that must be solved, before all the volunteer service
organizations like filmsoc, The
Ubyssey, the women's committee,
Speakeasy, CITR and many others
are jeopardized by similar
thoughtless and inconsistent decisions.
"I seem to perceive an ethical
problem on the part of council,"
said library representative Jean
Lawrence. "The money is coming
out of students' pockets.
"Students should have a right to
decide where it goes." As should,
perhaps, groups affected.
-Qir^C
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LOVE Friday, October 9, 1981
THE    UBYSSEY
Page 3
HAGYARD ... a perfect Parker
Parker, a
devastating
wit
a caustic
pen
— craig yuill photos
By EVE WIGOD
"Are you Dorothy Parker?" a woman at a
party asked her.
"Yes, do you mind?" she shot back.
Some people did mind; particularly those
who were victims of her caustic pen.
Dorothy Parker's wit is what charcterizes
and nourishes her verses, stories and reviews.
Dagger-sharp, concise, at once sad and funny, she presents human foibles in all their
droll pathos. Wrote Somerset Maugham:
'Perhaps what gives her writing that peculiar
tang is her gift for seeing something to laugh
at in the bittersweet tragedies of the human
animal."
For three generations, beginning in the early 1920's, Dorothy Parker kept her literary
peers entertained by her dry, cynical approach to life. Although she was both a
short-story writer and a critic, she is best
known today for her light verse, a curious
blend .of the cynical and the sentimental.
Take, for example, this anecdote: seated at
a table during a dinner-party, Maugham asked Parker to compose a poem for him. A
scrap of paper was produced, and she began:
'Higgledy Piggledy, my white hem/She lays
eggs for gentlemen.'
'Yes, I've always liked those lines,'
Maugham said.
She quickly added: 'You cannot persuade
her with gun or lariat/To come across for the
proletariat.'
Then there was the time when, during a
word game, Dorothy Parker was asked to
form a sentence using the word
'horticulture.' Her prompt reply was: 'You
can lead a horticulture, but you can't make
her think.'
Judging from these examples, one might
be led to believe the woman was downright
jolly. The truth is, however, her wit first
RAZORS
give you pain
developed as a defensive weapon in a trying,
victimized childhood. Her mother, who probably would have been the child's only
source of affection, died soon after Dorothy
was born. Her father, a household tyrant,
remarried. His second wife proved to be the
archetypal stepmother of whom classic fairytales are made.
When reflecting on her early years, Parker
said she was 'a plain, disagreeable child with
stringy hair and a yen to write poetry.' A|>-
parently, she used her acerbic tongue both to
fend off the wicked stepmother and to survive in Manhattan's Blessed Sacrament convent, a school she fervently hated.
As one of the school's less cooperative
students, she was expelled from Blessed
Sacrament, and enrolled in an exclusive girls'
school, where she received a thorough education, and, for the first time in her life, much
individual attention.
A year after she graduated, Dorothy took
a job with Vogue magazine, at $10 a week.
She wrote captions for photographs, and
seized the opportunity to exercise her wi-y
humour. Her first caption, under a set of
photos displaying underwear, read 'Brevity is
the soul of Lingerie, as the Petticoat said to
the Chemise.'
Needless to say, Dorothy's sacrilegious attitude toward fashion did much to curtail her
job at Vogue. She was transferred to a
stylish, satirical literary magazine called
Vanity Fair, where she replaced P. G.
Wodehouse as drama reviewer.
Among her well-remembered lines as
drama critic are: 'She (Katharine Hepburn)
ran the emotional gamut from A to B'; and,
in a one-line dismissal of a play called The
House Beautiful: 'The House Beautiful is the
play lousy.'
Dorothy Parker's reputation for light verse
is based on four books of poetry: 'Enough
Rope' (1926), 'Sunset Gun' (1928), 'Death
and Taxes' (1931), and 'Not so Deep as a
Well' (1936). As the titles suggest, Parker's
sense of humour often leans toward the morbid. She wrote her way through two marriages and a whole string of unsuccessful love
affairs. A perfectionist, she was perpetually
dissatisfied with her work, and no less disappointed in her personal life.
Unable to give the love she never received
while growing up, she became depressed and
bitter, turning to alcoholism and hea\y
smoking. On at least three separate occasions, she attempted suicide. The following
poem, entitled 'Coda', is taken from 'Sunset
Gun':
Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren 't lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.
It is no wonder her friend George Oppenheimer called her "a masochist whose
passion for unhappiness knew no bounds."
Inevitably, her trenchant style found its way
BITTERNESS ■ ■  ■   her   own    betrayal
into poems about disappointments in love.
Hence this brief 'Comment' from 'Enough
Rope': 'Oh, life is a glorious cycle of
song./medley of extemporanea;/and love is a
thing that can never go wrong;/and I am
Marie of Roumania.'
Of Dorothy Parker's short stories, Big
Blonde, Soldiers of the Republic and Arrangement in Black and White are among the
most well-known. In Big Blonde, the story of
Hazel Morse, Parker tells of her own
alcoholic depression, ill-fated loves, and attempted suicides.
Soldiers of the Republic, which describes
an encounter with six weary soldiers on their
way back to war, is Dorothy Parker at her
most serious and compassionate. Arrangement in Black and White lashes out at the
hypocrisy of professedly open-minded whites
in their attitudes toward black people. Many
of her stories deal with the middle and upper
class pretensions. They are critical, true-to-
life portrayals of human weakness.
Although her works continue to be read
with enthusiasm, Parker was never able to see
them in a favourable light. She was constantly comparing her writing with that of Edna
St. Vincent Millay and Hemingway. In the
words of Arthur Kinney, one of her
biographers, 'her bitterness was over her own
self-betrayal.'
In 1967, Dorothy Parker died at the age of
73. Her body was found in a Manhattan
hotel room amidst empty bottles and
cigarette butts. The years before her death
were lonely and unproductive. At heart a
profoundly sad woman, she had tried to live
off wit alone. And yet the spirit which sustained her, as it appears in her writing, is
deeply admired. At her funeral, Lillian
Hellman told the mourning crowd: 'She was
part of nothing and nobody except herself
... it was this independence of mind and
spirit that was her true distinction.'
Hagyard sets dreary day on fire
By EVE WIGOD
The set: A dreary afternoon in the penthouse of the Buchanan building. Outside, it rains inexorably. Some people wait
in anticipation. Others draw up blueprints
for arks.
Enter, a fiery comic performer, with an
aura of red, curly hair, an abundance of
make-up, long eyelashes and spike heels.
Witness some forty people awake from
their soporific state.
She starts right in with her show. From
the moment of her entrance, she is not
Abby Hagyard, simply an actress, but
the bitter, hilarious, irresistable Dorothy
Parker — the Dorothy Parker whom she
will portray next week at the Waterfront
Theatre, in a one-woman show — Praising with Faint Damns.
The show, written and acted by
Hagyard, consists of a lively monologue,
in which she quotes from Parker's poetry,
paraphrases several of her short stories,
and quips to invisible antagonists.
As if reflecting dolefully on her past,
Hagyard-turned-Parker muses: 'I always
fell in love with the same man . . . Fortunately, his name changed to make
things interesting.' At another point, she
exclaims indignantly: 'I'll have you know
that I'm the toast of two continents:
Greenland and Australia."
In this very brief sampler of her forthcoming production, Hagyard showed
the UBC audience that she is able to capture both the humour and tragedy which
was Dorothy Parker's life. For, as
Hagyard later explained in an interview,
Parker saw these aspects ? inextricably
linked.
Although little is known about the
'real' Dorothy Parker — that is, the
woman without her mask of wit and sarcasm — Hagyard zeros in on several facets
of her personality as the world knew
them. Her nastiness, for instance: 'To me,
Edith looks like something that would eat
her young.' Or her promiscuity:
'Gentlemen, we better order some more
food. One more drink and I'll be under
the host.'
The audience, having shed every trace
of its rainy-Vancouver malaise, was
galvanized into a round of questions after
Hagyard's performance. Someone asked
what sparked her interest in Dorothy
Parker. Hagyard said a friend had sent
her one of Parker's poems, 'One Perfect
Rose.' Effortlessly slipping into her
Parker personage, she quoted: 'Why is it
no one ever sent me yet/One perfect
limousine, do you suppose?/Ah no, it's
always just my luck to get/One perfect
rose.'
Hagyard says she can relate to these
sentiments: "When I got that poem I said
'Oh, hello, and who are you?' " When
asked how hard it was to assume Parker's
role, she said simply, "Real easy."
She says that actors often choose
parts which coincide with their own
characteristics: "You draw heavily on
those aspects of your personality and
sublimate the others." Describing the
felicitous similarity between her personality and Parker's "I'm a comedic performer ... I write . . . (laughing) I have
absolutely no luck with men either."
When someone asked the thought-
provoking question 'what Dorothy Parker
would be like if she were alive today,'
Hagyard, in true Parkeresque style, shot
back 'She'd be five-foot seven with red
hair, false eyelashes . . . direct, enthusiastic, articulate.'
But her real opinion was that there
simply would not be a Dorothy Parker today. In a society where the conversational
output is 'Wow . . .' and 'What's your
sign?', a wit of Parker's calibre would
probably not thrive: "Probably she would
be working for New York Tel."
Hagyard says is Fran Leibowitz (author
of a clever, successful book called
'Metropolitan  Life')  is  the  closest  to
Dorothy Parker today, but there is a
'studiedness' in her work which is not evident in Parker's — despite the fact that
Parker said writing was 'like pulling
teeth.'
Someone asked why Parker never attempted a novel: "I don't think she had
the stick-to-itiveness," Hagyard said.
Was Dorothy Parker popular? Did she
go to many parties? Did people enjoy her
company? There is, Hagyard said a
popular, mistaken belief that Parker was a
sullen recluse; in fact, one of her contemporaries remarked she was "about as
much fun at a party as a single ice skate."
Not true, insisted Hagyard. Nobody liked
leaving a room she was in.
Parker definitely stood out in a crowd,
in more ways than one: 'She lived in a
rooming house, had a job, smoked
cigarettes . . . drank a great deal, caroused a great deal. . .'These were activities
simply not engaged in by the women of
her day. 'Young ladies,' said Hagyard,
mostly sat around the house and 'waited
for Mr. Right.'
Was Dorothy Parker a feminist, then?
'She was a career woman who maintained
her femininity,' remarked Hagyard. 'I like
to think of her not as a feminist, but as an
equalist.' Page 4
THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, October 9,1981
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Despite bitter Thursday rain, more than 850 students ran in the annual Arts '20 relay, Canada's largest single intramural event.
A record 108 teams crossed the finish line. It is the first time more
than 100 teams have entered the 62-year-old race, which is run from
Vancouver General Hospital to the Great Trek cairn on Main Mall.
Medicine Il-d barely came out on top, defeating second place Phi
Delta Theta in a split second finish. Their times were 31:15.1 and
31:16.9. The engineers took third with 32:44.3.
"I think it's the best run we've ever had. It was the most efficiently
run, with the largest number of people and the least number of problems," said intramurals director Nestor Korchinsky.
Last year's race was marred by the kidnapping of a member of the
medicine team, which was in first place at the time.
"It was good to see medicine come back after last year's kidnapping," said intramural referee director Larry Woods. He added,
"The top few teams are perennial favorites."
He called the race a success. "And the rain didn't dampen spirits
at all."
Forestry 1 was the first women's team to cross the line, clocking
35:16.2. Altogether there were 14 divisions.
Korchinsky thanked the Alma Mater Society for donating $1,000
to the run. He also thanked the alumni association, the Nike sports
equipment company, the ham radio society, the dozen police escorts
and physical plant.
"There are more people this year because taking part in this event
is like taking part in history. After all, it's 62 years old," Korchinsky
said. "I hope next year more people use the challenge board to get
even more people involved. Everyone who participates wins in some
way."
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THE    UBYSSEY
Page 5
HOUSTON
no cowboy boots with tutus
Houston Ballet
dazzles with
old and new
By LAWRENCE PANYCH
Last February when the Houston
Ballet was scheduled to perform in
Vancouver for the first time and
present the classical work, Giselle,
there were many who found it difficult to supress the mental image of
long-legged ballerinas flapping
about in tutus, stetsons and cowboy
boots.
A few seasons of the TV serial
Dallas was enough to color.the image of anything from Texas, even
ballet.
But when the company arrived
here it was a different story. Audiences saw one of America's top
ranked ballet companies, complete
with orchestra, presenting an impressive   interpretation   of   the
famous Giselle. The dancers' skill
and the company's high artistic
quality was evident from the first
night. The Houston Ballet blends
careful British training with the vitality of American dance.
Next week, following on the success of their first visit here, the
Houston Ballet returns to Vancouver. It will be bringing Peer Gynt, a
ballet recently added to the repertory. The ballet is based on the
Ibsen play by the same name and is
set to the music of Grieg.
Ibsen's Peer Gynt is a reckless
young man whose cruelty to others
leads him from tragedy to tragedy
until he finds the woman he deserted in his youth. The ballet's attempt
to deal with the popular theme of
the search for identity gives it a dramatic appeal which is especially
timely in the '80s.
Even though the Houston Ballet
can trace its roots back some 26
years it is primarily its meteoric rise
in the past few years which has
brought it to prominence. The undisputed factor in this rise is the
company's artistic director, Ben
Stevenson.
Stevenson sees himself as a
teacher. Certainly his stamp on the
company was evident in the Giselle
presented here last year.
Stevenson's role as teacher has
taken him to many different companies in the West. Indeed he was
the first American dancer-teacher-
choreographer invited to the People's Republic of China to teach at
the Peking and Shanghai dance
academies.
Stevenson has been interested in
China for several years. He will be
taking the Houston Ballet there in
1982.
"I found the atmosphere for
teaching very different from England or here," he said in a recent interview. "The students don't have
cars. They don't go to discos, they
don't sit in front of color TV or
smoke pot. There's a certain innocence. The students are exceedingly
disciplined and very giving. They
take dance seriously."
Stevenson has given two of his
own ballets to the students at the
Peking academy. He has also raised
money for scholarships to send Chinese dance students to the U.S. to
study.
In order to survive, the Houston
Ballet cannot simply sit at home as
a New York company might be able
to. They have a very rigorous touring schedule which takes them all
over the U.S. and into Canada.
They are touring in Washington
state and will stay briefly in Seattle
before their Oct. 15-17 visit at the
Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
STUDENTS . . . too disco oriented to enjoy ballet
Ex-Stones fans wet, unforgiving
By ERICA LEIREN
"Rumour is a pipe
Blown by surmises, jealousies,
conjectures
And of so easy and so plain a stop
That the blunt-monster with
uncounted heads,
The still-discordant wavering
multitude
Can play upon it. "
—Shakespeare
A little rumor is a dangerous
thing. Alexander Pope might have
said something to that effect if he
had to wait overnight outside of a
Vancouver ticket office in the cold
and wet last week, as did several
hundred Rolling Stones fans hopeful of securing tickets for the band's
second Seattle date.
A little rumor is an especially
dangerous thing when you happen
to be the benevolent big sister of a
hardened 13-year-old Stone fan
who thinks Mick's rubber lips are
the best thing since raw Pillsbury
chocolate chip cookie dough.
This little sister had been glued to
the radio for the past two days trying to win tickets from a local radio
station and pestering the DJs with
questions about a possible second
concert date at the Kingdome. At
about 11 p.m. that evening, she
bounded up the stairs proclaiming:
"There's going to be a second concert;  it's been confirmed!"
"But I've got classes tomorrow,
and homework, and a piece to write
up for The Ubyssey, and it's 11
p.m. I was just going to bed."
"P-L-E-A-S-E! This may be the
last chance I ever get to see them.
Mick's not going to be able to tour
much longer — he's 38 you know."
Could you refuse a plea like that?
In her youthful eyes the venerable
Jagger was rapidly approaching
senility, and she was desperate to
catch him in the flesh before he toppled over the edge.
So at midnight we found ourselves fifty-first in a lineup outside
the office. It was a well-behaved
crowd that grew in size as the night
progressed, finally winding its way
around the corner, down Richards,
and into the big underground parking lot.
Everyone was nicely settled for
the night; there was even one guy
with a hammock stretched between
two trees.
People had radios and tape players going through much of the
night, blaring Stones music that
echoed surrealistically through the
parking lot's cement innards. Mick
entreated those who kept vigil Let's
Spend The Night Together.
Questions about anyone hearing
if tickets were going to be on sale,
and how many, and what kind flew
up and down the line. No one was
really sure what was happening, but
they were going to hang on to their
places until they found out.
As the night progressed people on
motorcycles, in cars, and on foot
stopped to ask what all the excitement was about. They were told
that it was the Stones: "We're lin
ing up for the second concert; it's
been confirmed."
The certainty of tickets for sale,
and of our getting one, seemed to
increase in the telling. The more
people who thought it was true, the
more true it would be — right?
At about 3 a.m. it started to rain.
I'm not talking Scotch mist, I'm
talking RAIN, the kind even your
sadistic grade 10 phys ed teacher
wouldn't force you to run in. Al-
Desperate to
catch Jagger
before he
toppled
most everyone took cover, in whatever doorways, overhangs, and
stairwells they could find, while a
few well-prepared souls stayed in
line and shot up umbrellas and pulled tarps over their heads. Eventually even they sought cover.
It seemed understood that everyone would go back to their old
places in line when the storm let up.
They didn't. And neither did the
rumors being bandied about. By
about 4 a.m. we were sure that there
were tickets for sale, and we would
get some. After all, didn't all the
hours we'd spent out here stand testimony to that?
I was huddled under the overhang of a bank building, studying
my calculus (intent upon putting
this sleepless night to some use) and
nursing a bruised tailbone when this
crazy guy from New Zealand came
up and started talking to me.
Impressed by the fact that I had
zeroed in on his New Zealand and
not Australian accent (must be
some deep-seated Kiwi identity crisis — after all, the only thing anyone knows about them is that they
export weird green-brown fruit and
the New Wave stylings of a band
called Split Enz), he told me he had
been phoning a local radio station
all night with bogus reports of 2,000
crazed Stones fans waiting in line in
the pouring rain.
He hoped this would force the
box office to open earlier. He'd also
threatened the DJ with blowing up
the radio station unless he played
some tunes by Split Enz.
His calls resulted in one cut by
the Stones played over the air, and
the DJ's announcement that 1,947
fans were waiting in line for tickets.
More fat for the fire.
At 6:30 a.m. some kind of lemming-like telepathic instinct surged
through the masses, and everyone
ran for the lineup. A bunch of us
waited in line under a large blue
square of plastic, with rain trickling
down our sleeves, and periodic flappings of the tarp to get some air circulating.
At 8 a.m. the office opened their
doors, and the news came there
were no single tickets travelled
quickly down the lineup. The only
ones available were bus touir concert
tickets at $79 a crack.
Vancouver didn't get any single
tickets for the second show; Seattle
organizers apparently feared a mass
lineup and camp-out of Vancouver
fans looking for good seats.
The office was damned 1 sky that
the 400 some odd fans (clutching
$20 bills hopefully in their hot little
fists) who had their hopes dashed
outside their doors were too tired
and wet to do anything really
violent.
As it was, the few people who
originally wanted bus tickets
bought them, some hustled to their
banks to try and raise the difference
between a single and a bus ticket,
and the rest (the majority) squelched home soggy and disappointed.
As for this reporter, my tail bone
felt more bruised than ever after a
night spent on cold, wet cement. I
didn't have a ticket, and neither did
my little sister. Somewhere along
the line I'd lost an expensive textbook that I'd been studying from
during that interminable night, and
on Thursday sat through my lectures like one of the zombies from
Night of the Living Dead.
That's the last time I ever line up
on the strength of a second-hand
rumor.
What's that you say? St. John's
been resurrected and the Beatles are
having a reunion?
Well, maybe. . . . Page 6
THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, October 9,1981
HOT NEWS THAT FITS
r
Mind power comes
out of the dark
to solicit bucks
While an appointed coordinating
committee will meet next week to
plan UBC's Mindpower campaign,
some student representatives say
they are no longer in the dark about
its purposes.
Mindpower is an American based
publicity campaign which promotes
post-secondary education; it is a
campaign to which the UBC administration has contributed
$1,500.
James Hollis, Alma Mater Society external affairs officer said
Wednesday that his previous comments on the issue were taken out of
context, and "should be disregarded."
"I talked to (administration
spokesperson) Jim Banham about
the campaign at the board meeting
last night, and it looked completely
legitimate. It is a welcome step," he
added.
But Banham charged Hollis'
comments to The Ubyssey (Oct. 6)
about the apparent secrecy of the
campaign were invalid.
"To characterize Mindpower as a
'mysterious' campaign is quite unwarranted in my opinion. Hollis is
making a judgement about
something he knows nothing
about."
But B.C. students federation
spokesperson Rhonda Lavinge said
she was sceptical about the campaign's benefits.
"I'm wondering whether Mindpower is just a public awareness
campaign or a campaign to raise
funds for post-secondary institutions," she said Wednesday.
"From the American example,
the implication is that Mindpower
will lobby the private sector for
funds. And this raises the issue of
corporate funding; our position is
that is a university begins to allocate
funds, directly from corporations,
then corporations will begin to dictate education politicies," she added.
Chile terror formalized
by paper monument
By BRIAN JONES
Chile's new constitution has institutionalized terror in that country, a human rights activist charged
Thursday.
The new constitution allows
Augusto Pinochet, Chilian president and dictator, and the secret
police to detain anyone for 20 days
without having to. inform anyone,
Cecilia Gomez of the association of
political prisoners in Chile told 50
people in Buchanan 204.
Speaking through an interpreter,
she said it is a false constitution
because it was adopted through a
rigged referendum. "The new constitution is going to make the struggle for human rights more difficult,
but many groups will continue to
fight for the restoration of
democracy in Chile," Gomez said.
Arbitrary detentions by the
Chilean regime are intended to
frighten people from opposing injustice and demanding human
rights, she said.
Gomez's group, which works for
the defense of human rights, is considered illegal by the junta. The
group is a grassroots organization,
made up of people who are directly
afected by arbitrary imprisonments
— most relatives of political
prisoners, Gomez said.
Since September 1980, 17
members of the association have
been caught and tortured by the
secret police, said Gomez. She added that she was caught and tortured for five days without ever being charged.
"Chilean prisons have sections
set aside for political prisoners,"
Gomez said. "Relatives have asked
authorities for reasons for the
political prisoners' isolation, but
have never received an answer."
Actions undertaken by the
United Nations are important, but
are not enough to solve human
rights problems in Chile, Gomez
said. With the election of Ronald
Reagan, Pinochet feels more secure
and now violates more human
rights, she claimed.
Gomez said the Canadian
government has "excellent relations" with the Pinochet regime.
300 vote in advance
for AMS vice prez
Students are well on the way to
replacing resigned Alma Mater
Society vice president Peter Mitchell.
More than 300 students voted in
advance polls Thursday night, elections committee chair Alexis Cher-
kezoff said Thursday. Students cast
145 votes at Totem Park, 125 at
Place Vanier and 33 at Walter
Gage, she said.
The byelection became necessary
when Mitchell was not readmitted
to UBC this year for academic reasons.
Today is the last day of voting,
with polls open in most major campus buildings from 9 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Polls in Scarfe and the graduate centre have been cancelled as
poll clerks are unavailable, Cherke-
zoff said. Results should be known
by 7 p.m., she added.
Candidate profiles and platforms
appeared on page three of Thursday's Ubyssey.
Fees may rise 15 per cent
By NANCY CAMPBELL
Tuition fees will increase next
year by approximately 15 per cent
and student board of governors
member Chris Niwinski told council Wednesday night he is pleased by
the amount.
"I think the 15 per cent is
reasonable, given the. faculty settlement," Niwinski said. (UBC faculty recently received a 21 per cent increase in salaries, contributing to an
expected budget shortfall of $8.5
million this year.)
"We are pleased with it because it
is the minimum amount that fees
could be raised by under board
policy," he said. Niwinski told
council the current board policy
says that tuition fees must contribute to at least 10 per cent of
UBC's operating budget.
Niwinski cautioned council that
the 15 per cent figure was "just a
ballpark amount," but said he was
confident the board's final decision
would not be too different from the
current estimate.
» » *
A "real progressive" move by
UBC's board of governors is the recent 16 per cent increase to the
university's student aid fund, board
member Anthony Dickinson told
council.
"The $240,000 increase is a real
progressive move which is a bit late
this year but which should have a
big impact next year," Dickinson
said.
Dickinson also mentioned that
the fate of the armouries has now
been determined with the completion of the five year plan — it
will be demolished to make way for
a fine arts gallery.
• » *
Nominations to several presidential committees were not closed at
Wednesday's council meeting after
it was discovered advertisements for
the openings were not advertised in
The Ubyssey as mandated at the
Sept. 23 council meeting.
Council Briefs
Nominations for places on the
president's childcare, land use,
youth employment program and
food services committees will close
at the next council meeting, providing the positions have been
advertised.
* » *
Council granted the Student In
ternational Law Society $500
towards attending an International
Law Society Conference in Ottawa
from Oct. 29 to 31.
SILS president Paul Wilson said
the trip would cost about $1,700,
with $300 in funds gained from the
society's surplus last year, and more
money anticipated after SILS holds
a 'Beer-up' later this year.
"I think it's a worthwhile
cause," said finance director Jane
Loftus.
But she pointed out that the grant
will preclude the Law Students'
Association from seeking any more
money from the AMS constituency
aid fund.
('Bird droppings )
The UBC soccer team will be
hosting the University of Calgary
today at Wolfson field. Kickoff is
at 3 p.m. The 'Birds are in first
place in the Canada West Soccer
league with a 3-0 record and are
ranked fourth in the country. UBC
beat Calgary 3-1 last weekend in
Calgary.
* *     •
The UBC invitational hockey
tournament continues tonight and
through the weekend at Thunderbird winter sports centre. UBC is
competing against the University of
Calgary and the University of Regina. Game times tonight and on
Saturday are at 8 p.m. with the final
on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
* *     •
The football team will be hosting
the University of Saskatchewan this
Saturday at 2 p.m. in Thunderbird
stadium. UBC is currently tied for
first place in the Western Inter
collegiate Football League with the
University of Alberta.
UBC is ranked fifth in the country. The 'Birds' record is 3-1 and
the loss came in the first game of
the season at Saskatoon. Since then
Saskatchewan has not won a game.
•     •     •
Amid immense applause in the
SUB lounge Nestor Korchinsky presented The Ubyssey runners with
the first place trophies for winning
the very difficult independent division of the Arts '20 race. This is no
bull, you can ask Nestor yourself.
We backed up our words and won.
Come up to room 241k in the SUB
and look at our trophies. We beat
the men's field lacrosse team by six
seconds to win 400 cool ones for
our beer fund.
We won the independent division; unfortunately we may not be
able to defend it next year because
The Ubyssey isn't an independent
newspaper.
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JEWISH-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE SERIES
An invitation from the campus chaplains to get better acquainted
and informed through the discussion of some common issues.
A series of five weekly dinner meetings (minimal charge for meals).
October 15 through November 12.
All meetings at HILLEL HOUSE (behind Brock Hall across from
SUB).
First session: Thursday, October 15, 4:30 p.m.
"Prophecy and Law: The Ethical Tradition"
Presenters: Dan Siegal, Jewish Chaplain and George Hermanson,
Cooperative Christian Campus Ministry.
HUSKY OIL
WILL BE
ON CAMPUS
November 9
We currently have positions available for summer and
permanent employment in the following disciplines:
Permanent
Summer
• Engineering
• Engineering
Civil
Civil
Mechanical
Mechanical
Electrical
Electrical
Chemical
Chemical
Please check with the placement office on campus for
further details.
Husky
where jobs become careers Friday, October 9,1981
THE    UBYSSEY
Page 7
Wolitzer probes
female dilemma
without mush
By JULIE WHEELWRIGHT
Honesty seems to be a quality
lacking in most modern novels
about women trying to cope with
the pressures of family, husband,
and career.
, Hilma Wolitzer has managed to
explore this dilemma without
meandering into the realm of self-
indulgence. In her third and most
recent novel she explores the recent
widowhood of a dance-school instructor without stooping to tug
coyly at our heartstrings with conventional plot or sentimentality.
Hearts
By Hilma Wolitzer
324 pp. Toronto:
A McGraw Hill Book, $16.64
Wolitzer's novel follows Linda
Reismann and her sullen thirteen
year old stepdaughter on their
journey across the United States in
search of Robin's mother. The
journey is a symbolic road back to
normalcy for the two females whose
lives are wrenched by the sudden
death of Robin's father and the end
of Linda's six week marriage.
Linda and Robin pack Wright's
ashes in the trunk of their beat up
Maverick and leave New Jersey for
California. As the journey unfolds
Linda's problems become clear and
force her to make many difficult
decisions.
But Wolitzer does not create a
stylized character responding in
Harlequin romance style fashion to
a difficult situation. For example a
hitchhiker, Wolfie, who joins the
two, becomes Linda's lover but is
not the rescuer because she rejects
his offer to join them.
Neither is Robin a cute thirteen
year old. She is a pain in the neck
like most children that age. At the
journey's start Robin harbors a
deep resentment for Linda, a fantasy about plunging a fork into her
mother's neck when she does find
her, a cache of marijuana and a
festering home-made tatoo.
Wolitzer uses first person for
both Linda and Robin who spend
much of their time cursing one
another. The rift is finally broken
later on in the journey but the battle
creates many hilarious scenes.
One night Robin accuses Linda
of "talking and talking at me, like a
. . . like a machine. You sound like
you're always saying proverbs or
something."
The two continue their fight the
next day on the road each seeing
how long they can keep up their
silence. They stop at a Howard
Johnsons for lunch and an elderly
couple comes to sit with them and
Conductor artistically void
By KERRY REGIER
Nothing new happened at this
week's Main Series concert of the
Vancouver Symphony. The same
fine orchestra played the best they
could under unimaginative, pedestrian conducting.
It made little difference that the
conductor was not the orchestra's
usual Akiyama, but guest John Nelson.
The two program highlights
might have been Richard Strauss'
Transfigured Night and the First
Symphony of Brahms, both very
passionate works. Sadly, Nelson's
view of these works was typical of
nearly all modern performances —
cold, intellectual, metronomic, and
boring.
In particular Nelson's view of the
Brahms was an example of conducting that developed from the ideas of
Felix Weingartner in the 20th century. Weingartner believed there
was one ideal tempo for any movement, with as little variation as
possible.
Part of the idea was that when a
tempo change was needed for expression, the return to the steady
original tempo would form a solid
ground on which the listener could
depend.
Weingartner's performances
stuck largely to this maxim, but he
used opportunities to pause or to
accelerate frequently, and wasn't
afraid to strongly accentuate
rhythm to make an exciting performance.
Arthur Rubinstein once said that
what audiences wanted from music
was great moments, and Weingartner was aware of this. So too was
Wilhelm Furtwangler, perhaps the
greatest conductor of this century,
and a great exponent of living and
feeling the music from moment to
moment.
Furtwangler ignored what is now
called the "long line" of the music,
a mythical artistic totality in which
the sum of the work is admired dispassionately, at a distance, by a
cold intellect concerned more with
geometrical proportion than with
feeling and caring for the music.
What Furtwangler constantly
performed music as if for the first
time, fresh and new. This was every
performer's standard until the early
'50s, always living in the moment,
adjusting rhythm, tempo and dynamics to suit the music.
There are at least three different,
easily available recordings of Furtwangler leading Brahms' First, and
they are all utterly different, and
overwhelmingly exciting.
Nelson's performance of the
Brahms contrasted sharply with this
Dionysian power.
Conductors like Nelson have
enough control of the orchestra to
make those opening moments of the
Brahms crack with the precision of
a marching giant, but what is it that
lends them to perform music as if
they were metronomic machines?
mistakes them for deaf mutes.
"Linda thought: This is the worst
thing I've ever done . . . Her face
flamed. She could barely chew her
sandwich . . . they told about their
daughter, who was a librarian and
raised basenji puppies, a rare breed
that was barkless. After she said
this, the woman looked dismayed."
The conflict is set against a
background of cheap hotels, franchise restaurants, and the discomfort that comes from weeks of
travel. Nothing feels familiar except
the Maverick and the tension between its passengers.
When Robin and Linda finally
come to know and even appreciate
one another, Robin becomes
curious about her step-mother's
past. This probing from the
unrelenting Robin casts Linda back
to her own empty childhood with a
brutalized mother and horrific
father.
But she does not dwell on her
problems or her past. She faces
them and consequently finds her
real   strength.   This   is   a   very
refreshing view of women, a contrast to the weeping widow who can
only find solace in another man or
the memory of her dead husband.
She must cross picket lines of
pro-lifers to get into the abortion
clinic. Once inside she is guided to
an operating room, given a sedative
and then a firebomber attacks the
building. She flees, with the fetus
still intact.
Without making any kind of
political comment, Wolitzer
describes Linda's reaction to the incident as simply: "Why can't they
leave me alone?"
The story does not end with a
'happy ending' but it does leave its
readers with a sense of optimism.
Robin's mother does not want her
and Linda, the baby to be, and the
green Maverick to make it safely to
Los Angeles.
The novel is recommended
reading for those who are not too
cynical to appreciate ordinary
characters who exceed themselves in
extraordinary situations.
Cookbook saves day for non-gourmets
By MARGARET COPPING
It should be apparent to most students by their second month in the
term whether they can cook. For
those who are managing or have a
cooking roommate, they could probably do without Jacqueline Wood
and Joelyn Scott's new cookbook.
The Campus Survival Cookbook
Number Two
By Jacqueline Wood and
Joelyn Scott
$8.50 in softcover
Gage Publishing Ltd., Toronto
The Campus Survival Cookbook
is subtitled How to cook real food
with not enough money and too little time. This isn't entirely accurate,
as there simply aren't shortcuts for
quality cooking, and all food costs
too much anyway. Instead, the emphasis is on real food, food you eat
— not improbable masterpieces or
magazine casseroles.
This book is a fantastic
"how-to" — not just how to cook,
but how to set up a kitchen, how to
shop, how to clean up, how to
freeze food so it's actually reusable,
and how to impress a Sunday
brunch date.
The authors assume the reader
knows nothing and suffers from
acute fear of food, very gently introducing them to basic food handling techniques that cookbooks
usually take for granted. (If you
don't know how to chop an onion
painlessly, this feat may be worth
the price of the book alone). They
also discuss a little nutrition and
some food economy, but without
moralizing.
The recipes are varied — lots of
ethnic input, lots of meatless
recipes. They are organized in menu
form, four weeks worth, and techniques are taught as you go. The
menus are all for two, but there are
party recipes and a do-it-your-self
fast-food section.
Unfortunately, there is no crisis
counselling for under- or over-done
food, emergency substitutions, or
scorched food — or, for that mat
ter, scorched fingers. The only related section is one called "Shit, I
forgot to thaw the meat," which
has some truly great recipes for frozen meat, but even this information
is inadequately indexed.
The book is also very American.
Some of the produce names and
brand names are total mysteries for
Canadians, and the authors keep
specifying Kraft products (which I
kindly ascribe to rampantly misplaced patriotism, rather than poor
taste).  There  is  no  mention  of
metric measurement, although in a
cookbook of this kind, it doesn't
seem important. Metric does not
matter to an onion.
Anyway, I don't think I'll use it
much. I think I'll give it to someone
who can't cook. Page 8
THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, October 9,1981
John Sayles
Making it on his first attempt
By SHAFFIN SHARIFF
It is virtually unheard of for a director to
make it on his own with a first attempt. Yet
John Sayles has done that with Return of the
Secaucus Seven, a film he wrote, directed and
edited on a budget of $60,000.
Return of the Secaucus Seven is a critical
hit, and is currently being nationally
distributed. The film opens at the Ridge in
mid-November, after Fassbinder's Lili
Marleen.
Before Secaucus Seven, Sayles' reputation
was staked mainly in the literary field. His
short story, 2-80, Nebraska, appeared in The
Atlantic and won an O. Henry Award. His
first novel, Pride of the Bimbos, was published concurrently. Union Dues, a second ef
fort, was nominated for a National Book
A ward and the National Critic's circle award.
Sayles had also written or re-writ ten
Alligator, and The Howling.
Recently, Sayles was in town to promote
his film, and he talked with The Ubyssey
about the making of Return of Secaucus
Seven, which completed shooting in 25 days.
"It is very difficult to get someone to ask
you to direct something," he says. "I could
tell that I wasn't going to have $40,000 at the
same place at the same time. So I decided to
talk to a friend who ran a summer theatre
that I'd acted in New Hampshire."
With help from friend (and co-producer of
Secaucus Seven) Jeffrey Nelson, Sayles put
together the budget — $60,000 — and found
Zappa still sparks
By EVAN McINTYRE
Frank Zappa is the sort of musician you
either loathe or love.
He came to the Coliseum Concert Bowl
last Saturday night with seven sidemen, filling the most unacoustic building in the lower
mainland with his barbed-wire satire and
lingering electric guitar notes.
Some fans, sprawling against the stage barriers, were so enlivened by his mere stage entrance that he refused to play for them until
they got back to their seats and "saved all
that for "saved all that for RED Speed-
wagon."
Throughout the concert this zeal was
repeated with shouts and whistles each time a
stage hand gave Zappa his electric guitar to
ZAPPA
in younger days
begin another emotional solo.
If Zappa's talent wowed the audience, they
were further delighted by his seven
meticulously-rehearsed sidemen.
Two back-up guitarists, two keyboard
players, an electric bass player, persuccionist
and drummer flew along Zappa's demanding
scores without once stumbling over the
characteristically tricky shifts in time
signature and rhythm.
Many of the musicians sang backing vocals
as well. Ray White and Bob Martin were in
charge of the difficult lines while Tommy
Mars, Steve Vai and Ed Mann supplied a
periodic grunt, chant or high-pitched croon
during the more humourous songs.
After Black Napkins and an excerpt from
Montana, Zappa sang about the planet
Together ("We're dumb all over, yes we are
. . ."). He then mocked the American
religious establishment with lines like "Our
God says this is the way, it says 'Burn and
Destroy' " sung to churning, even danceable
rhythms beneath a cartoon, projected on the
screen above the stage, showing glowing
dollar sign flanked by stained glass windows.
Zappa also took pot-shots at American involvement in the arms race and the sense of
helplessness it creates, with lines like "As we
end another broadcast day, just remember
that there's a big difference between kneeling
down and bending over."
The satiric accompaniments to Zappa's
mock-sermons, when organ music from Bob
Martin swelled and percussionist Ed Mann
tinkled bells and chimes, were as comical as
■ they were musically immaculate.
But the religious establishment and other
aspects of our North American lifestyle were
not the only targets for Zappa's barbs. During Broken Hearts are For Assholes, Zappa
pointed a long index finger to the people on
the Coliseum floor to the verse "You're an
asshole, you're an asshole, that's right!"
The show took a symphonic turn when
Zappa returned for the first encore and led
his sidemen into Strictly Genteel. During this
piece it was curious to see a serious backing
hand, contrasted with their flippancy showed
earlier. Now their eyes honed in on Zappa,
conducting to the audience with his back.
Even the busy percussionist darted looks between rows of bells, cymballs and woodblocks
for direction.
Zappa premiered two new songs for the second encore, one witty, upbeat, number with
Zappa's uniquely sinister guitar tone. Lyrics
included warnings like: "cars could crash all
over the place due to people driving around
in Hawaiian shirts."
Running longer than his last tour's concert
the show was balanced and brilliantly executed.
A maturing Zappa, greying at the
sideburns but still as bilious as ever, worked
well on his own electric guitar solos and as
conductor of his backing band. Before the
two-hour concert was over, Zappa alternately teased and entranced an audience that had
come knowing he wouldn't let them down.
a location in New Hampshire. Return of the
Secaucus Seven is set in Secaucus, New
Jersey.
"We knew that we were getting a location
that was very beautiful. I went back to Santa
Barbara where I lived and wrote another
movie. I'd been on movie sets and realized
what cost money. We weren't going to use
anyone in a union, including screen actors,"
says Sayles.
"And another thing that cost money was
just time. What took up time was camera
movement of any kind where you had to set
up tracks or dollys. I decided that I wasn't
going to have that much camera movement,
so the film couldn't be an action feature.
"I started to think of actors who were very
good but weren't in any guilds yet. I came up
with a bunch of actors I knew or knew of,"
he says. Indeed, most of the actors on
Seacacus had never had any feature film experience before.
The film's lack of camera movement was a
potential problem for Sayles. He had yet to
write the shooting script for the film, but
realized the limitations of the budget and
time. "Some people talk about editing in the
camera. I had to edit in the script because I
didn't have a lot of film stock," he says.
"So I said, 'I'm going to write a movie
where everyone's around thirty. It's going to
be a conversational movie, and it could get
very static' I had to have a movie with
enough plot or subplots to it so that I could
cut; always cut away and have a reason for
cutting away to another bunch of people
talking, as in films like Nashville or those
"I had to set the
film in contemporary
times so the actors
could wear
their own clothes
in the movie"
World War II films where there is a unit of
buddies and you cut away to one during
training and another getting bumped off by
the enemy whenever the action gets still.
"I knew I had to set the film in contemporary times so that the actors could bring
their own clothes and wear their own clothes
in the movie. So I wrote the movie in a couple
of weeks. We started talking about cost factors. We saw that there was no way we could
make it in 35mm. We had to make it in
16mm," he says.
"I was very lucky in that I was able to find
a crew that had shot in 16mm before, though
mostly commercials and industrials, and were
willing to work for half — or less than half —
for what they usually get for a month's work
in order to do a feature. The technicians had
to accept that it wasn't going to look as good
as it could be. So there isn't a lot of artfully
done lighting and artfully done camera composition. Often we just had to line up people
in front of something pretty or something not
so pretty so that you forget what's behind
them and that there is no depth of field."
Sayles did not, however, compromise on
the film's sound quality because "I think
SAY
you'll notice that the real tipoff of a low-
budget independant feature is the sound," he
says.
"There is no dubbed sound in the entire
movie," he adds, "which is very rare in any
kind of feature movie. New Hampshire is
very beautiful in the summer, an idyllic sort
of place, and it should sound like that. And
that is where our time went — in getting the
sound."
The focus of Secaucus Seven is on the
characters. "Any kind of filmmaking is setting priorities," Says Sayles, "even when you
have a big budget (which we didn't) and our
priorities were that we believed in these people and got to know them."
The film's plot traces anti-war activists
who got to know each other after their arrest
on the way to Washington, D.C. from
Secaucus, New Jersey. They spend a night in
jail together but keep in touch after their
separations. Secaucus Seven reunites these
characters for a three-day weekend.
SECAI Friday, October 9,1981
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LES . . . success as director with first attempt
"I want the film to be an experience of
spending that three-day weekend with those
people. They're turning thirty, and that adds
a little pressure to it. There is no statement
about a generation in that everything is left
open-ended," he says. "Some of them are
having much more of a dramatic weekend
than others."
Surprisingly, the cast and crew did not run
into any overriding tension that usually
plagues film features of any kind, big-budget
or small independant films. "The community
spirit of the movie worked behind the scenes
too," says Sayles. "Not grumbling about doing extra time, those kinds of things. There
wasn't a schism between the actors and the
crew. The actors were helping the technicians
lug the cables, and the technicians were interested in the story and made comments
about it and expressed their feelings."
Though shooting for Secaucus Seven was
completed within a month, the experience
was unusual because the cast and crew work
ed practically night and day. "There is a bar
scene in the movie that took us 26 hours to
shoot because we only had the bar for one
day and night," Sayles says. "We went in
there at 9 o'clock in the morning and came
out at 11 o'clock the next morning. It doesn't
really look that bad on the screen. Whenever
people look tired in the film, they really are
tired."
"It took me a long time to cut Secaucus
Seven," he says, "because I needed an extra
$20,000 in order to afford the editing
machine and laboratory work. So I wrote
The Howling (which was released earlier this
year). I was lucky. I thought I was going to
have to put the film on the shelf for a while."
"I didn't have any idea how to work the
editing machine. It was a six plate Moviola. I
worked on the film for three weeks before I
knew what two buttons on the machine were
for.
"I feel that editing is the completion of
writing,"   says   Sayles,   aware  that   most
writers have absolutely no control over the
shooting script, much less the editing process
"If you don't edit the film, you haven't really lived it. So I did the editing.
A typical Hollywood film has a film ratio
of about 15 to 1 or 20 to 1, while "a
documentary can be 100 to 1," he says. "I
knew of places in Poland or India where they
don't have much film stock so they have to
shoot four to one and rehearse a lot before
shooting. I knew that we had a situation
where we were going to have most of the actors present all the time (for rehersal)."
"The choice was in the best take, not
where to cut. It was a rotten way to make a
movie," says Sayles, despite the fact that
Secaucus Seven has launched him as a major
new film-maker.
Distribution is guaranteed for major films
but for small independant features like
Heartland or Secaucus Seven, it can be a problem. Luckily for Sayles, his film won acclaim at the Filmex festival inLos Angeles
and at the new directors' festival at the
Museum of Modern Art in New York.
"There are so few American independent
features and so few of them get distributed.
What happens is that a studio will take a
chance on a small film, throw it out in Los
Angeles and New York for a couple of
weeks, and if it doesn't take off there, that's
it," says Sayles.
Specialty film offered what Sayles considered the best offer for Seacacus Seven.
There was a commitment to run the film in
ten major centres, not just New York and
Los Angeles. "Our best runs have been in
places like Seattle, Boston and Washington,
D.C, which is not where major distributors
like Paramount and Fox generally look to for
how a film's going to do. They think Los
Angeles and New York are the only two
places on earth."
A film is a risky enterprise. Even big-
budget spectaculars are no guarantee for
box-office success. Investors are particularly
wary of low-budget, special interest films
that don't have any schlock appeal. Enterprises like Roger Corman's New World films,
for which Sayles wrote Piranha and Battle
Beyond.
The Stars, are a rarity. American Astral
Films is another unique outfit for independant features.
"Most people who work on films don't
have a lot of money," says Sayles, "The people who put money into movies are
businessmen. And if you can get 22 per cent
by putting your money in a market fund, and
just letting it sit there, not risking it at all,
why put it in a movie where you could get
totally wiped out? Especially if it's a low-
budget movie, about a subject matter that
some people are going to resist and which has
no realistic potential of making millions of
dollars."
The opposite can happen too, as it did in
Canada, where a glut of investment money
went for third-rate features that turned out to
be critical successes and box-office failures.
"I know, up here, there is the matter of the
government going half-way with their programme to try to develop a Canadian film industry. As a result, film production just fell
off very rapidly because the investors got
wise. There weren't a lot of people who were
interested in film," says Sayles.
Most were "businessmen who didn't care.
They wanted a film and have a budget to play
with. A lot of films got made that way that
employed Canadian actors and technicians,
but which didn't have a lot of characters.
There were attempts to make international
films without any real feelings.
"Even people who make exploitation films
have some kind of feelings towards their products . . . and these people didn't have any
feelings," says Sayles. "No desire even to be
gross. For a while, the best films that came
out of Canada were those of David
Cronenberg's which are really gross, but at
least there is some passionate feelings about
them rather than things like Bear Island,
which are just deals.
Commenting on the Canadian tax structure, designed to promote activity in the
Canadian film industry, Sayles says: "Any
kind of tax law or investment law is not for
the small firm. It's for the superstructures
where they can see the money and take interest and taxes out accordingly."
"Secacus was basically an audition piece
for me," says Sayles. "I wanted to make a
feature. I was willing to take the best ten
minutes of the film if the rest didn't turn out
and go to a studio and say, 'Here's ten
minutes of a feature I'd like to direct some
time."
The success of Return of the Secaucus
Seven has given Sayles the opportunity to
direct his next feature, Lianna, which has a
tentative Oct. 19 shooting date. In addition,
Sayles is writing the script for Blood of the
Lamb for Allan Ladd's company, which he'll
also direct, after Lianna is completed.
From cars to courts
Lichtenstein succeeds
ICUS . . . low budget film a critical success
By WENDY CUMMING
From the Jaguar to private tennis courts,
to pop art, Michael Blackwood's documentary, Lichtenstein is successful.
Blackwood's film personalizes the success
of artist Roy Lichtenstein, an American
abstractionist painter who specializes in
unpersonalized subjects.
Lichtenstein
By Michael Blackwood
Emily Carr College of Art
and Design
Portrayed as "an expanse of time and
space," Lichtenstein paints an advertising-
style face in his studio. He swivels the painting every which way, to obtain that perfect
impersonal touch.
With their immense dimensions, Lichtens-
tein's paintings do command space. Their
subjects are typically American: comic strip
characters, the nostalgic '20s and simple
household objects.
Throughout the film, Lichtenstein,
himself, uncovers the intent and nature of his
work. His stereotyped subjects, such as an
embracing couple, a crying girl or a war hero
are not straightforward. Through changes in
scale, color and line, we see Lichtenstein's
images transcend their subject matter.
Lichtenstein's patience and perfection as
an artist are apparent as he relates these
detailed changes in Look Mickey, one of his
earlier paintings. After sketching and painting the cartoon (originally from a gum wrapper), Lichtenstein blew it up on a slide projector and reassembled its structure. With a
mirror he reversed the images to detect his
mistakes.
Look Mickey, like most of Lichtenstein's
paintings, is technically detailed. He juxtaposes thick-thin lines, solid color against
dots and irregular shapes against geometric
rectangles.
Although the infamous dots are filled in by
his assistants, Lichtenstein does everything
else by hand. Surprisingly, his final subjects
are stark and commercial. In Aloha, for example, he explains the sensual Hawaiian
woman is so mechanized that she is no longer
erotic.
The film suggests that Lichtenstein's art is
more than simply modern or pop. Influenced
by masters such as Matisse, Picasso and
Mondrian, Lichtenstein begins with the
original then rearranges and inserts new
elements. "It's the position of the line, not its
character that's important. Again this obsession with the impersonal.
The film also reviews Lichtenstein's Going
Abstract, a series of three consecutive paintings in which a woman's face is abstracted
progressively into geometric lines. The progression is false, Lichtenstein claims. All
three stages are equally realistic. Only the
viewer's sense of validity changes. Ironically,
he adds, all three paintings are undisputably
abstract. From the start, the woman is stripped of all character.
Blackwood's film does develop the notion
of space and time in Lichtenstein's work.
Fundamentally, though, he portrays the artist as an individual: his painting methods,
his esthetic ambitions and his lifestyle.
Whether in his mansion in New York or at
an opening in London, Lichtenstein speaks
unpretentiously. He demystifies his art. Indeed, Lichtenstein's style is more comprehensible when we watch him paint rather
than scratching our heads over his gargan-
tuanesque paintings in a museum.
Lichtenstein is equally frank regarding the
future of pop art. "Like abstract-
expressionism it will run its time," he says.
Clearly, even avant-garde soon becomes
passe. Page 10
THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, October 9, 1981
Wasted effort
Student council seems to have a mistaken
idea about its function as a governing body.
Though it is in awe of the Alma Mater Society executive, which has taken over the
council's constitutional role of setting policy,
it is only too glad to interfere with AMS
organizations that have been quite competently handling their own affairs for years.
Innocently misled by finance director Jane
Loftus, they were persuaded to vote a reduction in national advertising in The Ubyssey
which could be considered a breach of contract by Campus Plus, the agency which supplies those ads. This putting into jeopardy
$20,000 a year or more in revenue for the
AMS was delayed by surprised reporter from
The Ubyssey who convinced a wide spectrum of student representatives the motion
should be reconsidered and tabled, which it
was only a moment before the meeting adjourned.
Left on the list of business passed was a
motion which could be considered a breach
of contract by College Printers, the people
who we work with eight hours every press
night to ensure the newspaper is printed and
available to students. College, in its contract,
asked for a letter guaranteeing up to $1,000
for damages should The Ubyssey staff take
pickaxes to the presses.
Somehow council was persuaded to
believe this meant an actual expenditure
(which it is not) and voted to refuse to pay
the sum they were not asked for. Silly as this
sounds, it could mean the newspaper may
soon have to cease publishing for lack of a
printing plant.
We're not alone in suffering from a council
and executive who want to use their ignorance as a benign excuse for uninformed,
heavy-handed decisions. The AMS film
society and music society this year, and
women's committee last year, have all found
themselves having to explain to council in
single syllable words why a particular arbitrary decision could be damaging or simply
destructive.       •*
The first step is for council to inform, if not
consult, subsidiary societies and organizations before it makes more and more decisions about internal issues it knows less and
less about. If this is too much to ask then
everyone, from the engineering
undergraduate society to Speakeasy, is in
danger of wasting their thousands of
volunteer workdays on organizations they
don't have a say in.
Letters
Environmental concerns week coming up
Next week is Canada Environment Week — the 11th one to be exact. Formed by an act of parliament
in 1970, Canada Environment
Week was designed to fill the need
in Canada for public attention on
environment and environmental
issues.
A nation wide event, running
from Sunday Oct. 11 to Sunday
Oct. 18, 1981, it consists of regional
meetings in all of the provinces.
Throughout the week, a vast range
of environmental issues will be
covered in conferences, plenary sessions, workshops, multimedia and
social events and rallys. It is an important event and people from all
over the province will be there contributing their knowledge and expertise toward an expanded public
awareness of our environment and
the resolution of difficulties
associated with its protection.
Here are some of the highlights:
Kicking things off on Sunday, Oct.
11, from 1 to 4 p.m., is the Children's Environmental Fair, an
information package for kids. It
takes place at the Society for Pollution and Environmental Control
Energy Centre, 2150 Maple Street,
Vancouver. Then, that same evening at the Robson Square Theatre,
the Open Conference on B.C.'s environment  features  Paul Watson,
Oct, 13: organize
As a result of our campus-wide
appeal for students to express an
opinion on the question of university funding and tuition fee indexing policy, roughly 40 students
showed up at our forum in the party
room of SOB. During the session,
students expressed their views of the
trends in academic funding and the
implications of government policies
both on a personal level and in general for specific faculties and the
university.
More importantly, the assembly
of students, which included representatives from applied sciences,
agriculture, commerce, science and
arts faculties, formulated a program to promote a wider base of
support   for  our  student-oriented
concerns. The first step in this direction is a meeting scheduled for
next Tuesday, Oct. 13 in SUB 125
(hidden in the cafeteria) where the
formulation of a possible committee organized under the auspices of
the AMS will be formed and during
which we hope to plan a strategy for
the next board of governors meeting when they decide on the tuition
fee increase for 1982-83.
We would be grateful if you
could attend this meeting; students
will be able to express an opinion on
this important matter of concern. I
hope to see you then. Thank you.
Paul A. Yaskowich
student committee on funding
and tuition fee policy
Bob Hunter, Jay Lewis and Arnie
Tomlinson in a conference with the
theme, "Key issues of environmental concern to British Columbians."
Many other important events will
also be taking place throughout the
week: various workshops on such
topics as,  native people and en-
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers.
If your letter is not published
right away, it may be because it
wasn't typed, triple-spaced, on a 70
space line. Typewriters are available
in The Ubyssey office for this purpose.
Pen names will be used when the
writer's real name is also included in
the letter for our information only,
and when valid reasons for
anonymity are given.
Although an effort is made to
publish all letters received, The
Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
letters for reasons of brevity, legality and taste.
Neatness counts.
vironment, fisheries and environment, nuclear pollution, Hat Creek
and B.C. Hydro, as well as a course
on alternative technology, a video
review of B.C. environmental "hot
spots" and more.
On Saturday, Oct. 17 at 8 a.m.
the ENGO (Environmental Non-
Governmental Organizations) Conference will begin. It will include an
update on issues facing residents
throughout the province as well as
action plans and needs. This con
ference ends Sunday, Oct. 18 at
noon, ending the week's scheduled
events.
So there you have it folks! The
llth annual Canada Environment
Week — a chance to contribute, to
inform, be informed and a chance
to enjoy. Brochures and further information are available through the
SPEC Energy Centre, 2150 Maple
Street; phone 736-7732.
Michael Petersen
Environmental Interest Group
Speakeasy speaks out
An open letter to the people who
stole the Speakeasy sign:
Speakeasy is the crisis and information center on campus. We are
totally staffed by volunteers —
students who feel a commitment to
help other students. We operate a
drop-in center and two telephone
lines. Our statistics show that one
student in three will use our services
this year — that's more than 8,000
students!
Unfortunately,   we   can't   help
people if they can't find us. The
sign you stole is our only method of
identifying ourselves to students
looking for our help.
We can't operate effectively
without the sign, and we can't afford to replace it. Please give us a
break, and give it back. Thanks in
advance.
Mary McCullum
Ann Pederson
Heather Roberston,
and 60 other upset Speakeasy
volunteers.
Liar responds to leader
THE UBYSSEY
October 9, 1961
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout
the university year by the Alma Mater Society of the
University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the
staff and not of the AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian University Press. The
Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241k of the Student
Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
Coming in first every time was getting boring, but even cynical hack* like Varna McDonald
and Kevin McGee took notice when The Ubyaeey team took first place in itt division in the
Arts '20 race. Losing lanky ringer Eric Eggertson made no difference; Glan Sanford could
more than fill in on tha steep hiss after hypnotizing himself into believing he was a motorcycle
capable of carrying even Brian Jones or Julia Wheelwright. Arnold Hedstrom and Craig
Brooks performed valiantly, riding through their lags of the relay in a Valiant kwrtjy owned by
Gena Long and Debbie Wilson. Scott McDonald gave credit for the victory to the Vancouver
transit system, plus the sedsn chair supplied by Muriel Draaisma, Erica Leiren, Kathy Collins
and Ere Wigod. As Pat McLeod gave his best, Lawrance was Panyching, Margaret was Copping and Wendy was Cumming (sorry about that). Evan Mclntyre asked Craig Yuill why Shaffin Shariff didn't run, except at the mouth. Nancy Campbell's Cortina was proclaimed teem
star after finishing every leg in record time. Everybody, winners or losers, should come Tuesday to the staff meeting at noon. This is an emergency.
Not wishing to become the leader of a cult for burned out public relations officers, I couldn't reply to Jim
Banham's letter of Oct. 1. But Karen McLeod, who
wrote 'A leading st speaks' in Thursday's
edition of The Ubyssey, you deserve an answer.
First, let's clear up your .misconceptions about
Canadian University Press c nferences. The money
for the four (not two) CUP confrences The Ubyssey
attends each year have been an item in the publications
budget for the 20 or more years The Ubyssey has been
a member of that organization.
The $2,500 the newspaper receives this year for conference expenses represents a cutback from last year
and will force the staff to hold bake sales or apply for
alternate funding in order to maintain its representation at CUP conferences.
I hate to break it to a student who has only been here
a month, but The Ubyssey was indeed pressured, cajoled, threatened and pleaded with over the past two
years to go to the Alma Mater Society leadership conference so the silly thing would get some publicity. Ask
any member of the AMS executive, or better yet
former conference organizer Doris Wong, about the
letters to the newspaper, continual visits and lobbying
by hacks, denouncements of the boycott, and all the
rest that led to the Ubyssey's reluctant application.
The staff only wish the conference committee's two
hour exhalation of hot air had borne the sweet fruit of
rejection. Then the committee wouldn't have been entirely wasting so much time and would have saved us
from wasting even more.
The amazing and totally unfounded statement that
The Ubyssey  'begged'  to go is an insult to the
newspaper staffs intelligence, and worse, its taste.
The Ubyssey delegates to the question and answer
Gong Show were chosen by the staff several days
before the '6 p.m. on Saturday night' when you claim
they were chosen. The AMS people involved were informed of the delegates' identities; why those people
did not take notice of this before the conference and
later tried to make last minute changes is something
you and I, Karen, will never know.
My account of what was said in the sessions is backed up in my article with quotes and paraphrases of actual statements. I was taking notes as well as reading
my history text, you see, and when I wasn't the other
reporter was.
It would be easier to comment on how we differ on
what happened, Karen, if you'd provided some similar
evidence in your letter. It is remarkable how so few of
the participants found any time to take notes at this
wonderful event where they learned so much.
As for my pissing in the ditch, I was inebriated when
I got off the bus, not when I got on. You could have at
least gotten that?right.
I've spoken to others who were at the conference, all
of whom disagreed with my article. All of them also
acknowledged that though I was selective with my
material, I wrote nothing that was untrue.
Perhaps, Karen, it would be kindest to say we're
both liars.
Verne McDonald
endless studies Friday, October 9,1981
THE    UBYSSEY
Page 11
Searching for
a quiet drink
Whatever happened to students
enjoying themselves without
help from Captain Video?
By VERNE McDONALD
It was a question that faces many a UBC
student: Where can I sit down and have a
quiet drink?
This time the problem was not papers, examinations or library overload, but a touch
of future shock. I had gone to a presentation
by Omni magazine where a beautiful and
perceptive audio-visual show by a master
propagandist had attempted to convince me
that technology was incapable of generating
inhumane values among humans; people
could only blame themselves if the development of napalm bombs or nuclear weapons
led to their eventual use.
line to the door of the Pit would not be too
long and there was a jug of amber at the end
of it.
I should have known something was wrong
when I found almost no lineup. Since the day
the Pit opened its doors endless lineups have
testified to the inadequacy of a 300-odd seat
pub for 23,000 students on a campus kilometres from the nearest commercial bar. And
this was Friday night. What could drive so
many thirsty students away?
With so many seats taken out to accommodate games, food bars with recycled cafeteria droppings and mirrored stool bars,
there were only two-thirds the number of
r
freestyle
Being lied to makes me laugh. Watching
hundreds of people pay money to be lied to
while they take careful notes makes me seek
quiet places to thoughtfully consume more or
less mildly alcoholic beverages.
I set off first to the Lethe, currently in its
annual temporary transformation into the art
gallery lounge. I had been talking to some
friends there for an hour or two before
showtime and I looked forward to some
more conversation.
My way through the art gallery door was
barred by a large, handsome man with heavy-
lidded eyes who lounged in a tilted chair, riffling bills between his knuckles. "It's a dollar
to get in," he said.
"Oh," I said, remembering the new Alma
Mater Society policy of whenever possible
charging students to get into the bars that
their fees subsidize the overhead of. Then I
remembered something and turned back.
"Isn't there no cover charge if you've been in
before 8 p.m.?"
"That's right."
"No problem, then. I was in here for more
than an hour tonight. Would you like me to
find my friends to testify?"
The doorman declined. "I don't remember
you. Pay a dollar or go."
I soon found that I could appeal to no
other authority, not even the lounge employees who had served me before. There
were no stubs, no stamps, no system at all except the doorman's memory.
Perhaps, I suggested as I resigned myself to
leaving, perhaps if the AMS was going to do
so questionable a thing as penalize patrons
who arrive after an arbitrary hour, perhaps
then they could have a stamp system rather
than relying on the seemingly selective memory of a single person.
"And perhaps I could break your skull,"
the doorman answered.
I reviewed my words, trying to remember if
any had been threatening or obscene. If anything, they had been more careful and polite
than the reconstruction above. I walked
away, assuming the incident to be just another example of the new social centre policy
of trying to imitate the decor of commercial
bars and charging close to commercial prices,
but not taking the trouble of maintaining the
levels of service and courtesy found in commercial establishments.
My visions of tequila and Ameretto chasers
faded and I was back to that question: Where
can a student sit down and have a beer? It
was Friday night, but with excellent luck the
people the Pit held in the 1970s. Yet the staff
was even busier than when I slung jugs
around the time that decade ended.
Harried waiters shouted out orders and
jabbed randomly at a computer register as a
bartender tried to keep up while furiously
making change and cursing the draft system
which was behaving poorly as usual. As if the
computer register and exact change system
weren't slowing things down enough, a student supervisor stood behind the bar wearing
a gold chain around his neck which I took to
signify his office.
He languidly examined computer slips before tearing them in half. His only effort to
help was to give sharp admonitions to waiters
who had made procedural mistakes in their
bills in their hurry to get the exact amount into the register.
The lone bartender had to fend for herself
without his gracious help. It was a while before my patience was rewarded.
"Gee," I said while she pulled the tap, "I
remember when a person could just walk up
to the counter and order a jug of beer."
She laughed and handed me my beer, putting on a mock little girl voice. "Gosh,
mister, you must be old." A momentary difficulty with the computer and a gruff inter-
uption from the supervisor kept my change
back for a minute or two.
"Thank God we got rid of that inefficient
token system, eh," I said but she no longer
had time to listen. I turned and surveyed the
Pit. I had my beverage, now the place to sit
and quietly sip it.
To my surprise there wasn't any, despite
the smaller crowd than in days gone by. The
sparseness of humanity was thrown into
relief by harsh glarelights that illuminated
every inch of the hideous black rubber floor
and dysentery yellow pillars. But the tables
had left with the seats to make room for stool
bars, which everyone, including me, avoided.
I finally found a place in front of a video
game that invited me to destroy alien invaders in space. Every so often it would flash
a 'hall of fame* which recorded the scores
and pseudonyms of people who had been
most successful at staring into a screen. Most
of them had chosen to use the name 'god*
with a number after it. Memories were still
fresh of Omni and its vision of humans
melding perfectly with machines, and I called
the waiter over.
"Where's the on-off button?" I asked.
He looked at me as if I had three heads.
"What?"
"The power switch. Doesn't this thing
have one?"
He began to catch rny drift. "It gets the
power straight from the plug. You don't have
to turn it on, just put money in and the game
starts. But this one's a ripoff. The others
aren't bad. Try it, maybe you'll like it, but I
say it's a ripoff.
Refusing to accept defeat, I tried again to
communicate. "There's no way to turn it
off?"
The waiter drew back. "Well, I guess if
you pulled the plug." He shrugged, puzzled,
then walked away. I began to feel like a bit
player in a Kafkaesque science fiction short
story and looked around to get my bearings.
There weren't any I recognized. The
regulars, who had come and left while staying
constant in numbers over eight years, who
put together hockey pools or played backgammon, who studied or argued the validity
of the modern university education, were
gone.
Gone was the mathematics professor who
would always stop by after classes ended and,
no matter whether surrounded by complete
quiet or the brouhaha of a class finished with
an exam on a Friday, would drink three
Lowenbrau, no less and no more, while
doodling geometric diagrams and theorems
on a notepad.
Gone was just about everybody older than
19 years and two weeks.
In their place was a group of what might
have been students. The best dressed were at
the stool bar by the door, flaunting their
denial of rumors of students' lack of income
while ensuring they could see as well as be
seen. ^
At the bars against the walls and around
the circle of the central pit sat the stag line,
leering men with twitching neck muscles.
They ogled women primped with makeup
thicker than embalmers use and who dressed,
in the old 1970s singles' bar parlance, 'to the
tits.' Only the intent players of the coin
games were oblivious to the adolescent, out
of date parody of a search for Mr. and Ms.
Goodbar.
Where the Pit had once been now stood a
glittering mirrored cross between electric
video Disneyland and a cheap pickup bar
somewhere in rural Saskatchewan. If Tor
Svanoe had walked in, he surely would have
died of a heart attack.
Who is Tor Svanoe? It is an honest
pleasure for me to tell you that Tor is the
gentlemanly and husky Swede who managed
the Pit from the time it opened to 1978, when
he resigned. During the four years he ran the
place he steadily increased revenues while
striving to keep prices at no more than two-
thirds the price in commercial pubs.
It was Tor who first hired me to fling the
foamy stuff. "The main thing," he told me,
"is t'students get their beer and everybody
haf a good time singing and talking."
Tor Svanoe's idea of a straightforward student pub ran into trouble in 1976. Campus
RCMP, unable to cope with a sudden rash of
vandalism and latching onto the Pit as a
scapegoat, hinted to the AMS they could ask
for a review of the license if there weren't
better supervision of people in and coming
out of the Pit and beer gardens. '    •
Even the RCMP were surprised that October when the AMS panicked and shut the Pit
down. After lying down for the police to run
over them, the AMS then asked them for a
second set of tire marks by imposing an unnecessarily complex set of stringent regulations. Most were counter-productive and all
were costly.
Tor sighed and raised the prices as little as
possible. But though they had closed the Pit
during one of its busiest months, the AMS
still wanted revenues to increase.
After giving it a go for six months. Tor left
his legacy of the legendary stockpile he
ordered a few weeks before a beer strike-
lockout and which carried the Pit through
almost all of the three months the dispute
lasted.
Before Svanoe resigned three years ago
beer was 75 cents. In the liquor store it was
$5.40 a case; that's gone up 33 per cent (not
including the extra deposit) since then. Beer
in the Pit has gone up 67 per cent.
But substantial change isn't best expressed
in statistics. The real difference between the
Pit now and what it was two years ago is a
question of quality.
The $70,000 decor and sound system spent
to justify rising prices and profits remind me
of a Dolly Parton quote: "You wouldn't
believe the amount of money it took to make
this wig look cheap."
The sound system competes much harder
than the old juke box but it has yet to defeat
the worst acoustics outside of Granville Mall
at rush hour. Piercing screams must be used
tp be heard by your neighbor; the continuous
yelling through raw throats renders the music
as inaudible as ever and eventually kills the
conversation which is the heart and soul of
any good place to drink.
As soon as the jug was gone, so was I. I
went up to the art gallery and gave the doorman a dollar. He folded it into the bills clenched between his knuckles. "Now I recognize
you," he said.
I went in and found my friends at the table
where my cigarettes were still lying. I was going to tell them what a shame it was students
no longer had a place anywhere on campus to
just sit, have a drink and talk, when the band
I'd paid for started up.
Courtesy of the AMS.
Verne McDonald has had strange experiences in the Pit since the year it opened
but is sadly seeking a quiet off campus bar.
Freestyle is a column of opinion for members
of The Ubyssey staff and does not reflect attitudes or opinions of the newspaper. Page 12
THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, October 9,1981
Twee ii Classes
TODAY
INTRAMURALS
Turkey trot, 3 and 5 km, men and women noon,
between SUB and main library. Win a turkey.
Final registration for women's superstars.
Referee sign-up for hockey, basketball and inner
tube  water,   everyone  welcome,   noon.   War
Memorial gym 203.
SLAVONIC STUDIES
General meeting. Christopher Harman speaks on
A Marxist perspective on the crisis in Eastern
Europe, 12 noon, Buch. 106.
WOMEN'S CENTRE
Welfare rights coalition workshop, noon, SUB
130.
U8C HOCKEY INVITATIONAL
TOURNAMENT
Round robin, 8 p.m., winter sports centre.
UBC SOCCER THUNDERBIRDS
Meeting, 3 p.m., Wotfson field, UBC.
LE CLUB FRANCAIS
Meeting, noon. International House lounge.
LUTHERAN STUDENT MOVEMENT
TGIF happy hour, 4:30 p.m., Lutheran campus
centre.
CVC
Dance-fest. First dance of the year, 8 p.m. to
midnight, SUB party room.
SATURDAY
UBC SKI CLUB
Dance with Montego Shine, 7 p.m., SUB ballroom.
BIKE CLUB
Fun ride to Fraser delta, 9 a.m., front of SUB.
CHESS CLUB
B.C. open chess tournament and B.C. junior
chess championship final, Saturday, Sunday and
Monday from 9 a.m. onward, Henry Angus 425
and 421.
EIG
Environmental media show, meet the environmental interest group, 8 p.m., SUB 207/209.
CSA
Bring your own badminton racquets and birdies
if possible, 7:30 p.m. Osborne centre gym A and
B.
UBC FOOTBALL
Game, 2 p.m., Thunderbird stadium.
UBC VOLLEYBALL
Boys' junior high invitational tournament, all day
Saturday and Sunday, War Memorial gym.
LE CLUB FRANCAIS
Excursions a Hoiybum, 9:30 p.m., render-vous
SUB Roundrebout.
SUNDAY
AQUASOC
Co-rec underwater hockey,  all students welcome, 10 p.m., UBC aquatic centre.
UBC SPORTS CAR CLUB
Big slalom, first in winter novice series, any
driver with car can try their skills, B-lot.
UBC HOCKEY INVITATIONAL
HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
Championship  final,   1:30 p.m.,   winter sports
centre.
ROCKERS CO-OP
Open jam session for musicians, bring your instruments, 1:30 p.m. SUB 207/209.
MONDAY
WINDSURFING
General meeting for novice training organization,
noon, SUB 212.
TUESDAY
BIKE CLUB
Organizational meeting, noon. Biology 2449.
PRE-MED
Dr. R. Hill speaks on pediatrics, new members
accepted, noon, IRC 1.
AMNESTY UBC
Information and form letters booth during prisoners of conscience week, noon, SUB lobby.
UBC JAPAN CLUB
Food experiences, noon, SUB 212.
.INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
Film series: New Zealand, noon and 7:30 p.m..
International House 400.
Films on Italy postponed. -
EIG
Recycling committee  meeting;  plans to turn
waste into resource at UBC, noon, SUB 215.
Environment   week   displays  and   information
table, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., SUB.
LAW STUDENTS LEGAL AID PROGRAM
Free legal assistance given by law students,
noon to 2:30 p.m., SUB 111. If we can't help, we
will refer you to who can.
B.C. PIRG
Steering committee meeting, noon, SUB  115.
All welcome.
CHARISMATIC CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Meeting with charismatic Catholic group, noon,
St. Marks.
COLLEGIATE ADVENTISTS
Group discussion on First Corinthians, noon,
SUB 213.
UBC SPORTS CAR CLUB
General meeting, non-members welcome, film, 7
p.m., SUB 119.
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WEDNESDAY
CAMPUS PRO-LIFE
Walter Szetela, coalition for life in B.C., noon,
SUB 119.
CCCM
Group potluck and Women in Theology part 2, 6
p.m., Lutheran campus centre.
CHESS CLUB
Analysis of current world championship games
from the Karpov-Korchnoy match, 7:30 p.m.,
Scarfe 204.
INTRAMURALS
Women's superstar competition, 8:30 p.m., Osborne gym E.
Final registration for outdoor adventure horseback riding trip (intermediate and advanced),
1:30 p.m.. War Memorial gym 203.
VARSITY OUTDOOR CLUB
General meeting and slide show, noon, Chem.
250.
Trip meetings in clubroom, noon.
THURSDAY
ASTRONOMY CLUB
General meeting, all welcome, 5:30 p.m.,
Geophys. 120.
CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST
Abiding in Christ, noon, SUB 111.
CHESS CLUB
General meeting, noon, SUB 213.
ENVIRONMENTAL INTEREST GROUP
Film, speakers and discussion on Hat Creek project and B.C. Hydro, noon, SUB 125.
INTRAMURALS
Final registration for men's totem tennis tournament round 1, 1:30 p.m.. War Memorial gym
203.
Organizational meeting for horseback riding trip,
noon, WM gym 211.
ISMAILI STUDENTS
Dr.^Hassam on Myth and Reality, noon (we
guess, they didn't say on the form), SUB 119.
LSM
Prophesy and law, The Ethical Tradition, discussion and dinner sponsored by campus chaplains, 4:30 p.m., HHIel House (behind Brock
Hall).
MUSSOC
Large mass meeting, discuss organization of
South Pacific production, noon, Mussoc clubroom in old auditorium by ladies' washroom.
ONGOING
CO-OP ED INTERNSHIPS
Senior arts students apply now for student related, non-paid work experience before graduation. Brock Hall 213.
TWEEN CLASSES
Free form filling seminar on how to follow instructions for the large number of clubs still
screwing up, any time, SUB 241k.
Vote for vice
end*foday
Do you care who spends your
money and expresses your opinion
to higher ups?
No, we aren't talking about the
premier, or even Pierre Trudeau,
but the Alma Mater Society vice
president.
A by-election to fill a three month
term of office is being held today
from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in major
campus buildings. A validated AMS
card must be presented in-person
to vote.
Complete profiles of the three
candidates was published on page 3
of Thursday's Ubyssey.
Vote early, vote often.
Stop the prowl
The Ubyssey is going on holiday
and is stopping publication.
But only for next Tuesday. You
see, Monday is a holiday, so all
classes are cancelled. Since some
Ubyssey staffers don't go to
classes, we figure we are missing
out on something; so the paper is
also taking a holiday.
The regular publication schedule
will resume Thursday, if student
council hasn't taken over the paper
in the meantime, voided our printing contract, or cancelled all our
national advertising revenue.
Bike bask
Long to see the world? Budget
restrictions getting you down? The
UBC bike club has just the ticket for
you.
This Saturday a squad of intrepid
cyclists will be embarking on a
scenic cruise to the Fraser delta.
Whereabouts on the delta they
didn't say. Starting time is 9 a.m. in
front of SUB.
B-fef blues
Purge those I hate B-lot blues.
The UBC sports car club will be
staging a slalom event there this
Sunday at 10 a.m. It's the first in
the winter novice series, conjuring
up delightful visions of TR-6's on
skis.
Fantasize about driving like Gilles
Villeneuve while contemplating
weekday reality. Vroom, vroom.
Avtisffc help
This one is serious, folks.
The Pacific Association for
Autistic Citizens is asking for
volunteers to work on a one-to-one
basis with autistic children. Orientation will be provided, so if you are
interested, phone 327-4581 and ask
for Susan.
Ski dancing
Practice those apres-ski moves.
The UBC ski club is having a
dance this Saturday in the SUB
ballroom. The bank is Montego
Shine, and tickets are available in
SUB 210. The action starts at 7
p.m. (are they serious?).
Recycle f Ms
Shit, this is going to be wordy.
The Recycling Committee of the
UBC environmental interest group
will be having a meeting this Tuesday at noon in SUB 215. The
discussion will be based on the idea
of turning waste into a resource at
UBC.
Free gold
Fy, wouldn't that be something. And believe us,
pal, our staff would be the first
in line to pick up that gratis
glittery stuff.
But they'll just have to be
content with serving our 15
gigantic, creative burgers,
super salads and other tasties.
Open 7 days a week,
11:30 a.m. till like late.
2966 West 4th Avenue. And
remember all burgers less than
$500 an ounce.
LATE PAYMENT
OF FEES
A late payment fee of $40.00 additional to all other fees will be
assessed if payment of the first installment is not made on or
before September 25. Refund of this fee will be considered
only on the basis of a medical certificate covering illness or on
evidence of domestic affliction. If fees are not paid in full by
October 9,1981, registration will be cancelled and the student
concerned excluded from classes.
If a student whose registration has been cancelled for nonpayment of fees applies for reinstatement and the application
is approved by the Registrar, the student will be required to
pay a reinstatement fee of $40.00, the late fee of $40.00 and
all other outstanding fees before being permitted to resume
classes or re-register in a subsequent session.
THE CLASStFEEDS
RATES: Campus - 3 Ikies, 1 dey 11.10; addtttorwl HnM, 38c.
Commercial — 3 lines, 1 day (3.30; additional lines 60c. Additional days 13.00 and 46c.
Classified ads are not accepted ty telephone and are payable in advance.
Deadline is 11:00 a.m. dm day before publication.
Publications Office, Room 241, S.U.B., UBC, Van., B.C.   V6T2AS.
5 — Coming Events
Improve Your Study
Habits Through
SELF HYPNOSIS
FEE: $40 for any 4 of 5
Ph.D GUIDED
Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30 p.m.
STARTING
Oct. 13, 20 or 27th
Blue Room, Arts 1 Bldg.
U.B.C. Campus
10 — For Sale — Commercial
COMMUNITY SPORTS; A store packed
with ski wear, soccer boots, hockey equipment racquets of all kinds, jogging shoes
and dozens of other sports items at
reasonable prices, (including adult small
hockey jerseys for ladies hockey teams at
$10.95). 3615 W. Broadway
REASONABLY PRICED older furniture &
desks at Townhouse Antiques, 3928 Main.
Student discount with A.M.S. card.
11 — For Sale — Private
MEN'S % length pigskin coat, $150; tan colour down jacket, $100; Eskimo sweater,
$50; new Fischer racing cut skis, $200.
Open to offers. Mike, 688-6495.
70 — Services
MODE COLLEGE of barbering and hair-
styling. Student hairstyle — $8, haircut —
$3.50. 601 West Broadway, 874-0633.
80 — Tutoring
85 — Typing
-\t ^*."*«, *,
20 — Housing
The Vancouver Institute
Free public lecture
PROF. FRENCH TICKNER
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC UBC
THE OPERA, AN EXOTICK
AND IRRATIONAL
ENTERTAINMENT
Prof. Tickner is a member of the
Board of Directors for the Canadian
Opera Company and the National
Opera Assoc, and is Artistic Director
of the City Opera of Vancouver.
LECTURE HALL 2,
WOODWARD BUILDING.
OCT. 10th at 8:15 p.m.
VENEZUELAN GIRL wishes to improve
English by sharing her apartment. Non-
smoker, responsible girl. $200/mo.
294-2742.
30 — Jobs
RECORDS & TAPES: Rhodes on Broadway
looking for part-time or full-time help in its
Record Er Tape Dept. A good knowledge of
classical music is essential. Phone Nicholas,
733-2215, Rhodes, 1905 West Broadway.
BASKIN ROBBINS ice cream, 4065 Cambie at 25th requires counter worker/supervisor, 3-4 shifts evenings and weekends
only. Call 872-3715, Mrs. Shecter.
INTERVIEWERS REQUIRED for Canadian
Consumer Research firm. Good hourly
wage. Mostly evening and weekend work.
Project begins October 19th and runs two
weeks. Phone 271-5053 for more information.
EXPERT TYPING: essays, term papers,
factums, letters, manuscripts, resumes,
theses. IBM Selectric II. Reasonable rates.
Rose 731-9857.
TYPING: $1 per page. Legible copy. Fast,
accurate, experienced typist with IBM
Selectric. Gordon, 873-8032 (after 10a.m.).
ESSAYS. THESES. MANUSCRIPTS, including technical, equational, reports, letters, resumes. Bilingual. Clemy, 266-6641.
TYPING SERVICE for theses, correspondence, etc. Any field. French also available.
IBM Selectric. Call 736-4042.
PROFESSIONAL court recorder guarantees
fast, accutate typing. Essays, theses,
manuscripts, letters, resumes. Phone
Carol, 987-6527.
WRITER'S CRAMP? Yours truly secretarial
services ltd. types up a storm a day so you
can sleep at night. Dependable service,
reasonable rates. Professional results. Call
Kathy (yours truly) today. 873-5678.
TYPING Special Student Rates. Firtness of
Cameron Public Stenographers, 5670 Yew
Street. Phone 266-6814.
FREE FILM OF
Mother
Theresa
"SOMETHING
BEAUTIFUL
FOR GOD"
Thurs., Oct. 15. 7:30 p.m.
LUTHERAN CAMPUS
CENTRE
36 — Lost
40 — Messages
90 - Wanted
LOST — A metallic blue motorcycle helmet
SUB-tumaround Monday, Oct. 5. Please
call Ed, 733-8963, thanks.
LADIES WATCH - Gold colour, between
MacDonald and UBC, October 7th. Phone
731-8696 after 8:30 p.m.
40 — Messages
PRACTICAL acupuncture moxibustion
home study course. P.O. Box 36676, Vancouver, B.C. V6M 4G9.
OUS — flanum uf uui Uealh an» gieatfy
exaggerated - EUS
ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION: Donors are
urgently required for the successful continuation of this program. Substantial
renumeration offered. Call Dr. G. W. Kom,
876-9288, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
99 — Miscellaneous
WANTED TO RENT - place to park and live
in trailer. Phone 687-5917.
ROLLING STONES tickets for sale. Second
show. Not with bus tour. CaH 736-3908, or
731-6900.
TOASTMISTRESS: Gain experience in public speaking. For more information call
437-8494. Friday, October 9,1981
THE    UBYSSEY
Page 13
vista
The closest thing to good punk-
music in this town can be had Friday and Saturday Oct. 9 and 10.
Look, down in the street, zestier
than the Stones, uglier than the
Ramones, able to leap varied music
styles in a single song.
Yes it is the Subhumans. You can
catch them at the Smilin' Buddha at
109 East Hastings at 8 p.m. They've
got this prominent play because
they had the best poster. Imagination pays.
UBC's Fine Arts Gallery, which
can be found in the basement of
Main library with a little searching,
is going exotic.
This month they will be presenting a collection of paintings from
Imperial and Princely India. On
loan from the National Gallery in
Ottawa, the Indian miniature paintings can be seen Tuesday through
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
As long as you're feeling culturally
attuned to Asia, drop in to the Orpheum where Teiko Maehashi, a
Japanese violinist considered to be
the brightest jewel since Itzhak
Perlman, will be performing
Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 in
D Major, Opus 6. She will be performing on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2:30
p.m. Monday Oct. 19 at 8:30 p.m.
and Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at all Vancouver Ticket Centre outlets.
If you are biased against
Paganini, love Mozart, enjoy music
with historical value, or any one of
the above, the Vancouver Society
for Early Music has a fix for you.
On Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 8:30
p.m., Malcolm Bilson, a native of
Los Angeles, will be giving an all-
Mozart concert on the fortepiano.
The following Sunday, Oct. 25,
Bilson will add Hayden to his
repetory, but will be playing his
music on a reproduction of
Mozart's personal fortepiano, just
to confuse your loyalties.
Tickets are available at The
Magic Flute, Sikora's Classical
Records, the Arts Club Theatre and
(you guessed it) the Vancouver
Ticket Centre Outlets.
If you've been really sharp and
already read page five of this
dynamic newspaper, you'll know
that the Houston Ballet will be
presenting that dusty but ethereal
classic, Giselle, as well as a new full-
length work, Peter Gynt, at the
Queen Elizabeth Theatre from Oct.
15 to 17. Coming from the rich state
of Texas, this exciting company has
a big enough budget to wow you
with beautiful sets and costumes,
not to mention a high standard of
dance. Tickets are available at all
Vancouver Ticket Centre outlets.
Gorilla
wrestling
Yfes, it's a very popular sport
in the small emerging
African nation of Heywhats-
happeninman? But you won't
find it at P. J. Burger & Sons.
Nope. Just 15 incredible
burgers; huge salads; chicken
and other great sniff.
Open 7 days a week from
11:30 a.m. till really late.
Furs optional.
What do we discuss in these f Men you ask? Why all kinds of tMngs. For example we chatter about
such topics a* tha surprise Ubyssey victory In Thursday'* Ana 'JO raoe. It caught you by surprise didn't it?
Wa are stW coming down from the high, The adrenalin la stW running and Nestor Korchinsky is IMd in
'disbelief. Less than 10 minutes behind the winning lime and fkst place Mi the man's independent! A team
will not be entered next year as ouriwst three turn died of heart attacks in shock. At this time wa would
like to dare EVERYONE to a race. That's right, a race, winner get ten cases of bear. We reserve the right
to limit the race to putting out a newspaper, at lean until nan year's Arts '20. You see how much fun
working tar The Ubyssey is, el the story, aH the Nee looking pfsat-of-paris caims and t-shirt's you get
when yao win an event. Just show up to SUB 241k snd we'H make you into a star runner, reporter. Today the Arts *20, torrkwow the Arts boat races.
EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITIES
Nesbitt Thomson Bongard Investment
Dealer, now interviewing applicants for
sub-agents to market Canadian Savings
Bonds.
Excellent opportunity to earn extra income and gain valuable experience.
Please call E. E. Sande,
683-1181
UBC INTRAMURALS
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE
HORSEBACK
RIDING
(For Intermediate & Advanced Riders)
AT BUNTZEN LAKE
SAT., OCT. 17
Register by Wed., Ocf. 14 at
Room 203, War Memorial Gym
Organizational Meeting on Thurs., Oct. 15
CONSIDER
FORDING
COAL
At the forefront of the
Canadian coal industry
stands Fording. A leader in
Canada's coal mining and international trade scenes, Fording
operates one of the country's
largest metallurgical coal mines,
in southeastern B.C.
Dramatic new coal projects in Alberta,
coupled with the demands of this large and
vibrant company, create continuing career
opportunities for the capable and ambitious.
Currently Fording has positions available for
graduates and summer students in the areas of
engineering (mineral processing, chemical, civil,
geological, mechanical, metallurgical), computing
science, geology, geography and forestry. As well, there
are positions for B.Comm. students with a major in industrial
relations.
Please check with your Canada Employment Centre on campus
for detailed information on these and other positions. We will be
recruiting on your campus this fal I.
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THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, October 9, 1981
DIDO HAND TRIO
$3.00 Cover Charge
Lunch • Dinner
EXPRESS CAFE
731-0019
2281 West Broadway
LIPPY SAYS:
"A man's a poor
sport when it
comes to pleasing
another man's
chicken."
HONG KONG
CHINESE FOOD
(Self Serye
Restaurant)
,% 5732 3.
& UNIVERSITY BLVD.^
tft Eat In and Take Out $;
** OPEN EVERY DAY ^
4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.    t"^
PHONE: 224-6121 jh
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LIPPY SAYS:
"Never lose faith . .
God will provide
chicken ..."
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The LOTUS GARDENS
5:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
455 ABBOTT AT PENDER      VANCOUVER   (604) 685-5346
WHITE TOWER PIZZA &
SPAGHETTI HOUSE LTD.
KITS • OUNBAR ■ *T. GREY
A variety of great dishes including    Moussaka.     Kalaman,
Souvlakia, and Greek
salads
Mon Thurs 4 pm-2.30 am
Fn & Sat 4 pm-3 30 am
Sunday    4    pm-12 - pm
738*9520
or 738 1113      | 9?W1TC>wr*
3611 West Broadway ■ «* ,^25,,0,■
PARKING AT REAR «■»-»•»» '
Dinma Loun|^ ■ Full Facilities -
take Out or Home Delivery
Late delivery can '/? hour oefore closing.
We, the management of Van-
couver's first Vietnam
Restaurant
MY TAN
on
BROADWAY
would like to inform our
faithful clientele that, at present, we have just one
restaurant. Our former location on West Broadway at
MacDonald has been moved
to 1481 West Broadway at
Granville (Telephone
738-9512), next door to the
Royal Bank.
By the way, we still
feature the Reasonably-
Priced Menu that has been
popular for the last ten years
in addition to our Daily
Specials and Full Facilities
at this new location at Broadway and Granville.
WE HOPE TO SEE
YOU SOONI
NOW, A NEW
BURGER THAT'S
MORE RURGER
THAN
RUN
Introducing the new hamburger from the DAIRY QUEEN
BRAZIER store. In a new "six to a pound" size that really
gives you some meat for your money, instead of a banquet of
bun.
You see, while other burger chains
get as many as ten hamburgers from a
pound of beef, we get only six. And
that gives you "more burger than
bun." A burger that's tender,
deliciously-cooked. Every time. The
new burger from DAIRY QUEEN
BRAZIER.
2601 W. Broadway
Dairij
Queen
brazier
BOOGIE ON THE BIGGEST
The Forest Grove Donee Palace
FULLY
LICENSED
WITH 10,000 SQ. FT. OF DANCE FLOOR - THE LARGEST IN
THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
FOOD SERVICES
Tavern — Lounge — Gambling — Restaurant    AVAILABLE
'Lowest Happy Hour Prices
Fri. & Sat. 7-9
Sun. 5-9
•Lowest Happy Hour Prices
Fri. & Sat. 7-9
Sun. 5-9
3 DAY4 PLAY OCT. 9-10-11
THE REFLECTORS - NEW MOON RISING
BARKING GUITAR & THE SHARX
$2.50 per night or $5.00 for all 3 nights
OCT. 31 ROCKIE VASELINO SHOW
(just 5 miles South of Biaine)  TAKE EXIT 270 OFF 1-5, HEAD WEST2 MILES AND LISTEN FOR THE ROCK
The Sundance Pub
Vancouver
Take Victoria
Ferry Exit
'A SUBURBAN HIDEAWAY4
Tsawwassen Motel'
"SUNDANCE PUB"
•**.*•.* Friday, October 9,1981
THE    UBYSSEY
Page 15
RED LEAF
Luncheon Smorgasbord
Authentic Chinese Cuisine
228-9114
10% DISCOUNT ON
PICK-UP ORDERS
LICENSED PREMISE
Mon.-Fri. 11-30-t-OD p.m.
CLOSED SATURDAYS
Sunday* and Holidays
4:00 p.m.-t-OO p.m.
2142 Waatarn Parkway
U.E.L Vancouver. B.C.
(Oppostta Chavron Station)
UBO Gampas
ubc     Pizxa
'Pizza
Steak & Pizza — Lasagna
Spare Ribs — Ravioli
Chicken — Greek Salads
Souvlaki
Fast Free Local Delivery
224-4218 - 224-0529
Hours Mon Tim.;, II ,tl! .1 " ? 00 p -i'. Fr
11 JO d n. 3 00 |) iv S.i; 1 OH o "i 3 00 , ■•
Sm   4 00 () i"    I 00 .i ...
2136 Western Parkway
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Traditional
Greco-Roman Cuisine
7 Days a Week: 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
Fri. and Sat.: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
FREE fast delivery!
228-9513
4610 West 10th Ave.
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HG
GEORGIA
HOTEL
Proudly Presents
GEORGIA EXECUTIVE
HAIRSTYLISTS
Under New Management
For Appointment Call
801 W.Georgia 681-5615
Lower Level
11 a.m.-1 a.m.
Monday to Saturday
 4-11 Sunday	
i
•  Salad Bar   •  Ribs   •  Loung.
Spinach Pia   •  Mouaaka   •  Lamb
•  Prims Rib   •  Plzia
Licensed Lounge
PIZZA
Free Delivery
Open Daily from 11 a.m
SUNDAY from 4 p.m.
4450 W   10th Ave.
224-3434 224-6336
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THE
GALLERY LOUNGE
proudly presents!
"DON PR0FILIS"
— Rock Review of the 60's —
Oct. 7 - Oct. 10 Wed-Sat: 8:30 - Midnight
Also Appearing At The Piano
Mon Oct. 5
"i ues Oct. 6
Peter Chabanowich
S.U.B. Main Floor
CITR-UBC RADIO
AND THE PIT
seconds out it's round
one. Two new bands
come out fighting in the
"HOT
AIR
SHOW"
Live Bands
THE IMPOSTERS
and more!
The Cheapest Free
Entertainment in Town
P.S. BRING YOUR BEST JOKE1
Mon., Oct. 5, 9:00 p.m.!
No Cover
a«« r* ,, 0.      Friendly Neighbourhood      _
313 Carrall St. Puyb Reservations:
Gastown
Now Appearing
669-9745
HOT ROCKS
October 9-10
Games — Food
Free Admission to All Students
This Week
"RICHIE
WALKER"
FRASER ARMS
1450S.W. MariheDr.
ROTIMAN DELI
CARIBBEAN FOODS
Roti— Curry Chicken —Beef—
Stew—Poulourri Rice TV' Peas
Take Out— Catering — Delivery
Tel: 876-5066
Open Tuesday through
Sunday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
922 Kingsway - Opp. ICBC
•life (Etieatrire (Mfteae 3nn
A (Traditional EnqliBli Kcstmirant
4686 Dunbar at 30th 224-2521
3 COURSE LUNCH SPECIAL      3.16
DINNER SPECIALS from 4.96
^  ^ Plus complete Menu Selection
ot Salad, Sandwich and
House Specialties
\
*Open:  11:30    Midnight
Monday thru Saturday
FNJOY ENGLISH PUB-STYLE
FOOD IN AN AUTHENTIC SETTING
Fully Licanssd Premises
Make "The Cheese" Vour Local
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KTiT7:
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mini in \
Great Sandwiches,
Fabulous Desserts,
Cappuccinos,
Espressos
Licensed Premises
The GALLERY LOUNGE
proudly presents!
HELD
from
San
Francisco
Oct. 14-17
OVER!!
Wed.-Sat.
8:30-
Midnight
Oct. 21-24
ALSO APPEARING:
"Peter Chabanowich"
at the piano
Mon & Tues 9:00 - Midnight
S1 at the door Qct.   13.   19  & 20
Student Union Big - main Floor
AND
AMS
TICKET
OFFICE
AMS PRESENTS
UPCOMING EVENTS
Clubs: U.B.C. Ski Dance
— Sat., Oct. 10.
Undercut, Blue Northern
- Sat., Oct. 17
A.M.S. Concerts:
Kim Carnes — Oct. 8.
The Villains — Oct. 9.
Monty Python — Oct. 29.
C.B.O. CONCERTS:
Octoberfest - Oct. 15, Oct. 16.
Pageant Ball - Oct. 25.
Canadians for Democracy in Chile — Oct. 25.
Marti Balin - Oct. 27.
LG73 - Oct. 31.
Imperials — Nov. 19.
Buy your tickets at
the AMS Box Office Page 16
THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, October 9, 1981
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