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Array Vol. LVII, No. 42
VANCOUVER, B.C.,
THURSDAY,
JANUARY, 22, 1976
,48
228-2301
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—matt king photo
THIS IS THE HOUSE administration president Doug Kenny lives in. Not bad, eh? Big question is: does
Kenny keep the place ship shape with $5,750 in taxpayers' money as a former and current board member
allege? The Ubyssey is trying to find out. (Story, P. 3.)
Socreds half fob program
Careers 76 in limbo
Careers 76, which found jobs for
thousands of UBC students last
summer, has been ordered halted
by labor minister Allan Williams
while the new Social Credit
government decides the fate of the
program.
UBC placement officer Cam
Craik said a representative of the
B.C. labor department came to
UBC Wednesday and told Craik to
no longer accept any applications
for Careers 76 jobs.
Craik said the representative
even confiscated all unused
Careers 76 application forms his
office had.
"He (the labor department representative) said the minister has
issued instructions to ask us to stop
issuing applications because the
minister of labor was going to
assess the total summer job
situation," Craik said.
Deputy labor minister Jim
Matkin and Vern Burkhardt, acting director of the employment
program section which oversees
Careers 76, both refused comment
Wednesday night.
"I'd rather not make any
comment at this point," said
Matkin. "The matter is before the
new administration and minister.
A decision will have to be made by
that administration."
Burkhardt would only say the
new government, like all new
governments, is "re-evaluating all
programs."
Nothing startling, nothing new,"
he said.
Last year, when the program
was known as Careers 75, it paid
for part or all of summer wages for
between 10,000 and 12,000 B.C.
university  and  college  students.
The program has been' in
existence on a smaller scale for
several years but the NDP
government, during its three-year
administration, built the program
up to the level it attained last year.
Meanwhile, Alma Mater Society
council unanimously passed a
motion Wednesday evening urging
Williams not to cut back Careers
76, and even to expand the present
program.
In recent weeks, federal
government cutbacks have
resulted in the elimination of
Opportunities For Youth and the
Company of Young Canadians,
both of which take a heavy strain
off the job market during summer
months by hiring students.
The implications are obvious:
it'll be tougher to get a summer job
this year, and because there will be
much more competition for the
available jobs, employers will be
able to keep student wages close to
the minimum wage level.
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Meet the real UBC breadwinners
Yes, folks, here's how much those profs
Hugh Cairns
Mr. Samuel Lipson
aet paid to show up out here eight months
(political science)
(civil engineering)
a year. Following are some
faculty salaries:
$27,800;          $32,500;
16.91
$36,100;         $41,500;
14.96
their     1974-75    salaries,
salaries and their percentage
their    1975-76
increase.
Dr. Harold Copp
(physiology)
Dr. Arthur Moore
(electrical engineering)
DEANS
$41,400;          $47,300;
14.25
$37,700;          $43,300;
14.85
Dr. David Bates
Dr.Sydney Friedman
(anatomy)
Dr. Francis Murray
(medicine)
$41,100;          $47,000
14.36
(chemical engineering)
$45,600;          $53,100;
16.45
Dr. Robert Harrison
$34,400;          $40,200;
16.86
Albert McClean
(surgery)
Dr. Ronald Shearer
(law)
$42,800;          $49,000;
14.49
(economics)
$39,100;          $44,800;
14.58
Dr. Sydney Israels
(pediatrics)
$31,700           $36,800;
16.09
DEPARTMENT HEADS
$42,200;          $48,200;
14.22
DIRECTORS
-
Donald Bures
Dr. Clement Lear
Robert MacLeod
(mathematics)
(orthodontics)
(architecture)
\
$30,800;          $35,800;
16.23
$29,200;          $34,000;
16.44
$32,000;         $39,100;
22.19
Are they
worth that
much?
By GREGG THOMPSON
Most UBC students live for a
year on less than most professors
on campus get each month. Are
profs worth that much?
The Ubyssey asked a numSer of
students that question Tuesday and
Wednesday. Predictably, the
responses varied widely.
"Don't ask me," said Joe Rea,
science 2, "but I don't think
anybody can justify a 17 or 20 per
cent increase." (UBC profs
last year received a 17 per cent
increase and are reported to be
asking for another 23 per cent
average increase for next year.)
"It depends on other work that
they do, like in labs, but I can't see
it just for teaching," said Rea.
"I've got a couple of profs who are
worth it, but some just don't give a
damn."
"I never knew they made that
much," said Peter Samija, science
2. "I thought they made
somewhere into the $20,000s."
Both Rea and Samija said
salaries of UBC profs should be
released more often.
Facts 'misleading'
Page 2
"I didn't hear anything about it
until today (Tuesday)," said Rea.
The pair reacted strongly to the
suggestion that future fee increases might be adjusted, at least
indirectly, to help pay for the high
annual salaries of UBC profs.
Would they be upset? "Oh yeah,
sure would," came the quick reply.
Samija said he was doubtful that
education minister Pat McGeer
would be interested in restraining
professorial salaries. "He's too
busy with, ICBC (Insurance Corporation of B.C.), screwing us
there too," he said.
Samija and Rea agreed that it
was "totally unfair" that the
university administration had
granted profs an average 17 per
cent increase in salaries over last
year and yet had been reluctant to
give library and clerical workers a
19 per cent increase in December.
"Seventeen per cent to
professors costs a lot more than 19
per cent to these people here," said
Rea, pointing to clerical workers
behind the counter in Sedgewick
library.
"They deserve it," said Douglas
Foster, dentistry 2, when asked his
opinion of professors' salary increases.
He said professors' salaries must
"be comparable to those of doctors
and dentists" and must account for
"the time and cost of going to
school for years."
"My housemate answers
telephones for B.C. Rail and he
gets paid $15,000 a year, so. . . ."
Like Foster, Broadie
Mulholland, science 1, said profs
must "get something for all that
time spent at school." He said that
profs deserve high financial
rewards "so that it (schooling)
doesn't seem like a waste of time
as far as getting jobs goes."
"Most of the profs that I know I
feel are getting paid what they're
worth," said Mulholland.
"Yeah, but it seems like they
(profs) have a bitof a haven here,"
added Kevin Vrais, science 1.
Both Mulholland and Vrais said
they wouldn't object to increases in
tuition fees but added that "it
depends how much they go up."
Kevin Judd and David Booth,
both arts 3, said they would object
to increased tuition fees to partially cover professors' higher
salaries, "especially if it's to pay
Pat McGeer."
They said they thought profs'
salaries "are rather high" but
added the qualifier that "higher
education means higher pay."
"Profs figure, you know, 'we're
See page 2: COPING Hike facts'misleading'
Published figures on salary
increases of UBC faculty members
give "misleading implications,"
UBC's faculty association
president claimed Wednesday.
"The figures which have been
quoted are estimations in the
salary budget," Don McRae said.
"They do not represent the
average wage increase of each
faculty member."
However, an administration
report says most department
heads received increases of between $4,000 and $6,000 this year
and most full professors received
raises averaging about $4,000.
The same report says junior
faculty, assistant professors and
instructors received an average
hike of only $3,000.
The report was not denied by
David Balzarini, chairman of the
faculty association's salary
committee, in a Tuesday Ubyssey
story.
. McRae said he does not think
bargaining relations between
faculty and the administration will
be affected by the sudden focus on
pay hikes.
However, he admitted the attention "may affect public opinion
and  the  amount  of   money   the
'Coping hard enough'
From page 1
the elite, we have this little piece of
paper on the wall';"  said Judd.
"But  $32,000  is  enough  for  two
families."
Wayne Smith, psychology 3,
defended the 17 per cent salary
increases UBC profs gained this
year.
He said that in order for UBC to
remain competitive, professors
must be well paid.
"If we have to pay $33,000 for
good professors, then we have to
pay it," Smith said.
He said he would be willing to
pay higher tuition fees to keep good
profs at UBC but friend Amyra
Carsh,  psychology 3,  disagreed.
"Yes, I'd be upset if fees went
up, she said. "I'm having enough
trouble coping as it is."
Sisters Gail and Leeta Sokalski,
both arts 4, said in the Pit they
thought UBC profs' salaries were
justified. "I don't mind them
getting increases. A lot of them
spend a great deal of time to
publish," said Leeta.
Both said they would not object
to tuition fee increases, adding
"it's time fees went up."
"I haven't had a bad prof yet,"
said Gail.
Psychology student Ann
Chasmar was of quite a different
opinion. "From my experience at
UBC I've had very few good
professors. They're poorly
organized, poor planners and
lethargic," said Chasmar.
Are they worth the money they
receive? "No, not quality wise,"
she said. "Profs are kept on'not on
their teaching qualities, but on the
research they do," she said.
"There are too many profs being
let go because they devote more
time to teaching than research,"
said Chasmar.
What about fee increases? "I'd
really be against them," she said.
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"This would ultimately affect
bargaining." And in light of wage
and price guidelines imposed by
the federal government, "who
couldn't help but have worries,"
McRae said.
Profs this year received an
average increase of 17.3 per cent
and had planned to seek an
average hike of 23 per cent for next
year.
McRae said last year's
philosophy behind wage increases
was to raise the incomes of junior
faculty members and to keep up
with the cost of living.
However, the administration
report states that these same
people received the smallest
average increase in salary.
McRae said the association has
not yet decided what salary increases it will be seeking next
year.
"At the moment, we are working
on what should be an appropriate
salary increase," he said.
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THE       UBYSSEY
Page 3
CDU debates group purposes
A group of UBC students, staff
and faculty members Wednesday
formed an organization whose aim
*   is   to   make   the   university   a
democratic institution.
About 40 people attended the first
meeting of the group, tentatively
known as the Committee for a
Democratic University, and began
to form a statement of purposes
and debated the group's goals.
They were presented with a
proposal for a statement of purpose by founding members Jake
van der Kamp, UBC student body
president, political science prof
Phil Resnick and Ian Mackenzie,
president of the Association of
' University and College Employees, local 1.
The statement of purpose was
debated but not approved by the
people present at the meeting,
which was held in Buchanan 100.
The proposed statement of
purpose calls on committee
members to:
• respect union picket lines and
encourage other students and
faculty and staff members to do
the same;
• "recognize that students,  as
.   young  intellectual workers  in
training, must  come  to  identify
with those who work in society;"
• press for the unionization of
faculty and for a "trade union,
rather than as a corporatist,
ideology within the Faculty
association."
• open all decision-making
bodies at UBC to "significant
numbers" of faculty and students,
including tenure, promotion and
hiring committees;
• and to press for the democratic
election of all key university administrators, including the administration president and
department chairmen.
Committee members debated
whether the committee should
work for goals inside UBC or press
for reforms in all post-secondary
institutions in B.C.
One person sparked the
discussion by saying the statement
should call for the democratization
of all higher education in B.C.
But AUCE member Emerald
Murphy said the committee should
concentrate on UBC. She said
AUCE concentrated first on
organizing itself at UBC before
spreading to other universities.
Murphy said the committee
should be a strong front
representing other campus groups,
such as trade unions and student
groups.
"If we stay in our teeny weeny
little groups, then the administration will win," she said.
But Mackenzie, who co-chaired
the meeting with van der Kamp
and Resnick, said the committee
"cannot be a substitute for existing
organizations.
"Our goals should not be modest
but our expectations should be."
Mackenzie said student and
faculty reaction to the AUCE strike
in December showed the need for a
group to co-ordinate progressives
on campus.
"We're thinking basically about
a nucleus of interested people," he
said. The committee should create
interest among as many people as
possible in issues such as strikes,
he said.
Van der Kamp said "the campus
has become more conservative
over the past few years."
He said the best example of this
trend is the lack of student support
for AUCE.
"TIjere's a whole host of issues in
which the university is involved,"
he said. "There's nothing that's as
hard a political issue as a strike."
Resnick said the strike, the
election of a "right wing" Social
Credit government in B.C. and the
appointment of Pat McGeer as
education minister show that an
effective counter-force on the left
is needed.
The committee decided to meet
next week to draw up a final
statement of purpose and to elect a
steering committee.
The meeting will be held noon
Wednesday in Buchanan 104.
Senate and council
ignore each other
Alma Mater Society council
decided Wednesday not to support
a student senator's request to
extend student senate terms to two
years instead of the current one
year.
However, UBC senate had
decided at a previous meeting to
support the extended terms and
ask the provincial government to
allow them under the Universities
Act.
At a senate meeting Wednesday,
senators decided not to rescind
their earlier motion because of the
AMS decision, but will instead wait
with their own motion until they
have talked to AMS councillors to
clear up the situation.
The confusion is a result of the
recently approved new AMS
constitution — under which student
senate and board members would
be part of a new Student
Representative Assembly, the
political body of the AMS.
AMS councillors, who rejected
the extended terms by a 10 to 8
vote, with four abstentions, had
indicated the longer terms would
be positive for "good" senators,
but useless for senators who would
not provide effective representation.
In a letter circulated at the
senate meeting, AMS secretary
Ellen Paul said student senators
should be elected annually because
the Universities Act has no
provision for recall of elected
senators, and students have no
other way of ensuring their repre
sentatives are accountable to
students.
Student senator Ron Walls told
senate: "The AMS has yo-yoed on
this before. They don't understand
there's a certain immersion time
for us to learn to work here (on
senate)."
Another student senator, Gary
Moore, added that "student
members are under a handicap as
it is. I don't think the AMS fully
appreciates or understands the
workings of this body."
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—doug field photo
surroundings of Alma Mater Society'chambers, women's group expresses
I meets in this room, located on second floor of SUB, and, amongst other
Miracle of democracy works for 8 senators
By HEATHER WALKER
.There's no contest in most of the
elections for student senators
representing individual faculties.
All faculties except agriculture,
law and engineering "elected"
their representatives by acclamation.
Grad student rep Don Poy, one of
the majority elected by acclamation, said he was particularly interested in seeing
student representation on the
promotion and tenure committees.
"In fact, I'm opposed to the idea
of tenure at all. Why should they
have a sinecure?"
Poy said tenure should be
replaced by evaluation of
professors every three or five
years, and they should be rehired
on the basis of these evaluations.
"I think the makeup of the board
of governors should be changed to
include more workers and representatives of the outside community, and the same is true of the
senate," Poy said.
"I think the senate runs the
university," he said.
"The board looks after the
financial end, and may just rubber-
stamp decisions made by senate.
There should be more effective
student and community representation.
"In particular, student representation in faculty meetings must
be increased. That's where a lot of
decisions get off the ground."
Poy, who supported the recent
strike by library and clerical
workers, described students and
faculty who crossed picket lines as
"the worst kind of scabs."
"Some people have to cross
picket lines because they don't
have   any   money   and   have   to
Kenny keeps secret hidden
Does administration president Doug Kenny have
something to hide these days?
Or does he just not want to talk about a little matter
of his allegedly receiving $5,750 to spend this year on
domestic help and gardening at his Point Grey home.
Former board of governors member Svend
Robinson said Monday Kenny, unlike his predecessor
Walter Gage, receives the $5,750 in addition to his
$60,000 salary. Another current board member
confirmed the figure.
Kenny, who chairs UBC senate meetings held
monthly, was buttonholed outside senate chambers
before Wednesday night's meeting by one Ubyssey
reporter.
When the reporter asked for a few minutes of
Kenny's time, the president ducked inside, saying
"I'm sorry, but I've got a meeting and I'm a little late
already."
Once inside the room, he spent a few moments
chatting with other senators before calling the
meeting to order.
After the meeting, another reporter went to ask
Kenny about the $5,750, and finally was able to speak
to him after he rushed downstairs, seemingly in a
hurry to go away.
"Why don't you ask Svend if he really believes the
accuracy of what he's saying?" Kenny asked in
response to a question about whether it was true he
receives close to $6,000 for domestic help and gardening at his home.
When the reporter told Kenny another source had
confirmed the figure, Kenny suggested that source be
asked the same question.
Asked if he didn't want to comment on the
allowance, Kenny responded: "I don't deal in inaccuracies — let's put it that way."
He then walked into his office and quickly shut the
door.
work," he said. "(But) these
people (students) had no excuse at
all. They were told provisions
would be made for them to write
exams later if they refused to cross
the pickets.
"They didn't use enough violence
in response to the violence used
against them (by students who
drove through picket lines at high
speeds and threw bottles at the
strikers). They should consult the
Teamsters for advice on how to run
a strike."
Another senator elected by
acclamation, Robin Ensom,
pharmacy 3, disagreed strongly
with Poy's stand on the strike.
"I still wrote my exams and went
to classes," he said. "I don't think
students should be involved in
labor relations.
"We are not involved as long as
the university continues to run."
"People in pharmacy are not
interested in the politics of the
university or the political functions
of the senate," he said. "They're
more interested in their school
work and in their social lives."
Ensom said he did not think
there was any need for increased
student representation at UBC.
"I think we've reached a pretty
good equilibrium. We should have
some input, but we're not as experienced as faculty members and
don't have enough knowledge."
John Swainson, engineering 3, is
running because "I saw one person
was running, and this (student
senator election) is too important
to make a farce out of, especially
with the changes in the constitution
and the student representative
assembly.
"It's a more relevant position
now as senators will be directly
answerable to the students."
The SRA will take the place of
student council and will be composed of student senators, student
board members and representatives from each undergraduate
society.
Swainson said he was not
necessarily in favor of increased
student representation on decisionmaking bodies at UBC.
"It could be good, but I'm not
sure it would be since we're not
taking advantage of what we have
now.
Gabriel Gedak, dentistry 3, was
uncertain about what his role as a
student senator would be. He was
elected by acclamation.
Gedak said he had thought
students had 50 per cent representation on senate, and when he
was informed this was not the case,
he said "Oh, that just gives us a
small voice.
Current law senator Gordon
Funt said he is interested in the
tenure committee, and wants
senate to re-examine the criteria
for granting tenure.
Funt is being opposed in the
election by William Clarke, law 2.
Bob Salkeld, science 2, said he
would like to see student representation on tenure committees.
Other positions filled by acclamation were arts, held by Bill
Broddy, arts 3; forestry by Hans
Buys, forestry 2; and medicine by
John LeHuguet, medicine 2.
Susan Hoyles and Sandy McFarlane, both forestry 3, are
contesting the forestry position.
Bill Low, engineering 3, is also
contesting the engineering elections. Page 4
THE       UBYSSEY
Thursday, January 22,  1976
Carnae
The Ubyssey has long been known for its ability to
intelligently analyse and present informed opinions about the
important news and issues of the day.
But we've been resting on our laurels too long. Today,
we've decided to turn ourselves from what has already
happened and, with mystical precision, look ahead to predict
the future.
And we haven't limited our scope. Sports, politics and
useless trivia all become defogged in our crystal ball.
Read on to learn that in 1976:
* the New York Yankees will win the world series with
Jim "Catfish" Hunter pitching in and winning three games;
* Montreal Alouettes will win the Grey (ho hum) Cup
but they won't be playing Edmonton. Guess who?
* the World Hockey Association will fold;
* Dallas and Houston will be heading for Super Bowl 11
but since it isn't played until early 1977 we can't tell who
will win (yet);
* the number of hostages at the Olympics will be the
thousands of taxpayers stuck footing the bill for the biggest
Canadian turkey since the Bonaventure.
* Mike Harcourt will be the next mayor of Vancouver
with COPE and the NDP merging to elect three aldermen;
* the winner of the Tory leadership race will be ... ah
shucks who cares anyway;
* Hubert Humphrey will win the Democratic
nomination for president in the greatest U.S. election ever;
* Gerald Ford will accidently edge Ronald Reagan for
the Republican nod;
* Humphrey will win in what promises to be the most
boring election campaign in the last 200 years made even
sicker by the constant hoopla and fanfare about the
bicentenary of history's strangest country;
* Spain will fall to the communists;
* Angola will fall to the Angolans;
* China's chairman Mao will die;
And finally the trivia which is good for space filler:
Svend Robinson, a former board of governors member who
resigned during the AUCE strike, will do well at his new law
firm headed by Thomas Dohm (yes, chairman of the board
Robinson has been criticizing so much) and will eventually
seek the NDP nomination in the Burnaby-Willingdon riding.
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Letters
Music
critic
In her fuzzy and misinformed
article of Jan. 16, "Rocking on
through the ages," Susan Borys
makes a number of contentions I
feel must be argued.
Firstly, how do the Beach Boys
and The Bay City Rollers embody
the revival of "graffiti music?" The
music of the Beach Boys portrays
the Californian dreams of the '60s
with great accuracy, while the
music of the Rollers is typical of
the nouveau English teeny rock of
the 70s. How the author can
mention both the genius of Brian
Wilson and the mindless pap of the
Rollers in one sentence is beyond
me.
Secondly, the Beatles were
hardly "anti-establishment."
People who accept OBE's can
hardly be said to be working
against an established social order, even if they later return it, like
John Lennon did.
Thirdly, The Mothers of Invention were not one of the most
anarchic of the underground
bands. None of their work can
possibly be compared to such
nihilist classics as Sister Ray by
the Velvet Underground, Kick Out
The Jams by the MC5, or The End
by The Doors. The social comment
of Zappa (at least in the '60s) was
certainly not considered
"humorous nonsense" either by
Zappa himself, or by his audience.
Furthermore, Cheech and Chong
represent nothing more than old-
fashioned scatalogical humor
dealing with today's "relevant"
issues.
And the line "let's spend the
night together" in the Stones song
of the same name, was changed
once, and once only. This self-
censorship occurred on the Ed
Sullivan show,  when the Stones
either had to change the wording or
do another song.
However, these errors are rather
trivial in import when compared to
the two major flaws of the piece: l)
that rock music has been influential in liberating sexual roles
and 2) that "male domination of
the rock scene has dwindled over
the years."
About Borys' first contention, it
must be pointed out that Mick
Jagger was nowhere near to being
the first pop performer to display
sexual ambiguity on stage. This
has existed as far back as Elvis
Presley and perhaps even earlier.
Pre-rock singers like Johnny Ray
were very influential in this context. More importantly, as a
Vancouver journalist has written:
"Jagger would never endanger his
success by singing about sleeping
with men, although he has always
carefully' enhanced his act by
leaving the possibility open to
question."
David Bowie is another case in
point. He has always been sure to
cloak homosexual references  (if
indeed any exist in his work) in
very obscure phraseology. He has
now come full circle by dropping
the glam/glitter motifs and by
having a spokeswoman say that
"he has never slept with guys."
This proves conclusively that in
rock, discretion is clearly the
better part of valor.
As a postscript to this "rock has
encouraged sexual liberation" idea
we have the comment of Lou Reed,
"You can't listen to a record and
say, 'Oh, that really turned me on
to gay life, I'm gonna be gay' . . .
it's beyond the control of a straight
person to turn gay at the age he'll
probably be listening to any of this
stuff "
- Borys' argument that "male
domination of the rock scene has
dwindled over the years" is her
most ludicrous one of all. Rock
music is almost an exclusive male
enclave. It has, conversely, a
mostly female audience. How
many men buy Leonard Cohen,
Donny Osmond or Cat Stevens'
records? Or any singles for that
matter?
THE UBYSSEY
THURSDAY, JANUARY 22,1976
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS
or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are located in room
241K of the Student Union Building. Editorial departments,
228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Gary Coull
It can't be Chris Gainor because he's bigger. It can't be Marcus Gee
—he's blond — or Sue Vohanka, because she wouldn't be here by now.
Dave Wilkinson? Naw — no pen in hand. Doug Rushton? Gregg Thompson?
Neither: Smiling, doesn't have an afro or isro. Not Nancy Southam either,
because Nancy walks with more assurance. Bruce? How could it be? Never
seen 'im before. Heather Walker is usually seen with Joe Rubin these days,
so it can't be her. Too dark for Susan Alexander, too light for Matt King.
And it can't be the resourceful Knute Mickleburgh 'cause he's downtown.
'Tain't Ralph Maurer cause he's too short and it isn't Mark Buckshon
because the outlines aren't blurred. Hey, wait a minute. It's . . . Lesley
Krueger.' Who? asked the young staffer. Lesley Krueger, dowager queen
Lesley, greert-red-grey-invisible eminence of The Ubyssey.
Sure, there are a few female
singers, but how many record
producers, musicians, disc
jockeys, or record company
executives are female?
As composer Robert Wyatt's
wife Alfie has pointed out, many
rock stars have achieved their
fame mostly because so many girls
have fancied them. Jagger, Bowie,
Jim Morrison and Cat Stevens are
good examples of this.
One must also bear in mind when
considering Borys' contention, just
how intensely misogynistic rock
music is. The songs of John Lennon, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Becker
and Fagen of Steely Dan, and the
Stones are often sadistically anti-
female. Indeed, The Rolling Stones
have even created a classic trilogy
of misogynist songs; Stupid Girl,
The Last Time and Under My
Thumb.
It is also obvious to the careful
observer that the success of Joplin,
Slick, Tina Turner, Joni Mitchell
and Suzi Quatro is due in large part
to their formidable appeal to men.
Joplin, Turner and Quatro have
usurped traditional male roles with
great success. Suzi Quatro is
merely a plastic parody of the
archetypal male punk rocker.
Joni Mitchell may be seen to be a
greatly more stylized female
version of Leonard Cohen. They
are, as Henry Cow drummer Chris
Cutler has observed one of those
performers "who make people
think they are fulfilling their quota
of feeling." The fundamental
difference between Cohen and
Mitchell is that Cohen's mam
appeal is to a female audience
while Mitchell's is to a male one.
Finally, I would like to say one
cannot treat rock as frivilously as
to merit the dilettantism evidenced
in this article. Rock is as deserving
of serious journalistic consideration as any other  artistic
medium. „    .   „
Kevin Grace,
Woodward library
Freedom
We would like to draw your
attention to some dangerous
precedents which threaten the
religious and political liberty of
some student groups on campus.
The Inter-Varsity Christian
Fellowship is an interdenominational group of approximately 250
members; the UBC-VCF club is
completely self-supporting, despite
the fact that our club is part of an
international movement.
Over the last two years, VCF has
been denied the use of public areas
in the SUB which have in turn been
granted to other groups, and we
have been grossly discriminated
against with respect to office
space. Even though we are the
largest club on campus, we cannot
secure a room in the SUB on a
regular basis which can house the
number of people who attend our
weekly meetings.
These frustrations came to a
head on Jan. 14 when we attended
the Alma Mater Society council
meeting to enter into a rational
dialogue and an honest exchange of
opinion regarding a conference
grant which was denied VCF by the
finance committee on Dec. 17, 1975.
The grounds for refusal stemmed from the fact that it is a policy
that the AMS does not financially
support political or religious
groups. It was drawn to our attention that the AMS does not
support partisan groups, but
rather is interested in supporting
groups which educate the student
body. It is our contention that all
groups on campus have their
partisan basis (including the
AMS).
Therefore, is it up to the AMS to
decide which of the partisan
groups truly offer an "education"
to UBC students? We believe that
the AMS should stop attempting to
See page 7: LETTERS Thursday, January 22,  1976
THE      UBYSSEY
Page 5 Page  6
THE       UBYSSEY
Thursday, January 22,   1976
Stumpers
seek blood
Forestry students are holding a
Red Cross blood donor clinic in
SUB all next week.
The clinic will be open from
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., every day,
in SUB rooms 207/209/211.
A Forestry Undergraduate
Society public relations officer
(What next?), who is helping
organize the drive, said
Wednesday   he   hoped   medicine,
Hot flashes
dentistry and physical education
students, notoriously lily-livered
at the sight of the needle, will
improve their record.
F'r sale
UBC's lost and found is
holding a sale of unclaimed
articles Wednesday.
It will not be held yesterday, as
they had earlier announced.
The sale will be held in SUB
208, starting at 4:30 p.m.
Everything as is, where is and
whoever's it is.
'Tween classes
TODAY
UBC LOST AND FOUND
Open noon to 2:30 p.m. and 4 to 5
p.m., SUB 208'.
DIALOGUE
Dennis Chitty and Clarke Pinnock
on humanism: secular or Christian?,
noon, SUB ballroom.
AGGIES
Aggie pentathlon including egg
throwing, goldfish swallowing {hope
the peurile bastards get mercury
poisoning), bale        throwing,
steeplechase and one other event,
noon, south end SUB plaza.
PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS'
ASSOCIATION
Romuald Lakowski        on
psychophysics and eye diseases,
noon, Ang. 223.
CHARISMATIC
CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Weekly fellowship meeting. All
welcome, 7:30 p.m., Lutheran
Campus Centre lounge.
GAY PEOPLE OF UBC
Special meeting:'       encounter
weekend, noon, SUB 224.
AMS ART GALLERY
Exhibition of paintings by Deborah
Clapton, Les Duplessis and Brian
Scott, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., SUB art
gallery.
CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLUB
First class of 10-week beginner
ballet course. 3:30 to 5 p.m., SUB
auditorium stage.
CINEMAWEST
Production meeting, noon, SUB
clubs room.
PRE-DENTAL SOC
Dental clinic tour, noon, Macdonald
building lounge.
LIBRARY
Cathy Ford reads from her work,
noon,  Sedgewick orientation room.
GOULL AND DISTRICT CATHOLIC
RIVER WIDENERS CLUB
Practice, noon, SUB 247.
CITR RADIO
General meeting. All members must
attend, by order, Richard Saxton,
president, noon, SUB 351, studio B.
LUTHERAN STUDENT MOVEMENT
Ann Mills on communicating our
sexuality — what women have been
learning about themselves, noon,
SUB 213.
Maintain that
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Rendez-vous,    noon,     International
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EL CIRCULO SPANISH CLUB
Party    organization,    noon,    Brock
351A.
THE CENTRE COFFEEHOUSE
Poetry  readings  and  folk  music,  8
p.m.     to     12:30     a.m.,     Lutheran
Campus Centre.
BAHA'I CLUB
Talk    on    meditation,    noon,    Gage
high-rise lounge.
SKI CLUB
Cross-country     and     downhill     ski
films,    noon    to    2:30    p.m.,   SUB
auditorium.
AGGIES '
The   Great   Race from  McMillan to
SUB, noon, McMillan.
SATURDAY
INTRAMURALS
$12   ski   trip. -For  information,  ph.
228-2295   or   go   to   War   Memorial
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BAHA'I CLUB
Open house, 4 p.m., SUB 212.
TUESDAY
CHARISMATIC
CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Prayer and sharing, noon, Lutheran
Campus Centre conference room.
A committee for the discussion
of radical economics will hold a
group discussion at 1:30 p.m.
today in Buchanan 2225.
The group hopes to give people
a view of economics which is not
taught in university economics
courses, all of which are
cheerleading sessions for
capitalism.
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40 — Messages
FARMER'S FROLIC Jan. 24 Sat. 8:30
p.m. upstairs SUB, 2 Bands, $2.00
each at Sub booth, AMS or from
Aggies. Ya'll come now!
LISTEN    TO    THE    CRY    OF    THE
aborted children. Their cry is no.
Their cry is a cry of terror. Heed
their   cry.
A GENERAL GRAD Class Meeting will
be held on Thurs. Feb. 5, 12:30 p.m.
in  SUB Ballroom.
"CONSORT WITH the followers of all
religions in a spirit of friendliness
and fellowship."—Baha'u'llah. Informal discussions on the Baha'i Faith
every Tuesday night at 5606 Presidents'  Row. Phone 224-7257.
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50 — Rentals
ATTRACTIVE SEMINAR ROOMS to rent
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70 — Services
PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL by electrolysis. Kree Method in my home.
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DAYCARE AFTER SCHOOL available
at Queen Mary Elementary just outside  the gates. 224-3921.
20 — Housing
80 — Tutoring
LARGE SLEEPING ROOM three blocks
from campus. Separate entrance.
Non-smoker. Grad preferred. Some
facilities.   224-6090.
HYPNOSIS. Learn the art, private or
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Phone 438-3860, 8-9:30 a.m., 4:30-6:30.
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STUDENT TO SHARE four bedroom
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TUTOR for Physical Chemistry wanted.
Mature student needs coaching to
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SHARE HOUSE with two graduate students. One person required Feh. 1.
Large modern home. Clo~e campus.
Day 228-6194, evenings 263-7175.
BRIGHT, SPACIOUS ROOM, kitchen
privileges, female preferred. 16th
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30 - Jobs
BOGGLED   MINDS   &   WISDOM   HEADS:
Call the Tutorial Center, 228-4557
anytime or see Ian at Speak-Easy,
12:30-2:30 p.m. $1 to register (refundable).
85 — Typing
TEACHERS ALL LEVELS. Foreign and
domestic teachers. Box 1063, Vancouver,   Washington   98660.
WANT MUSIC STUDENT to play piano
at reception. Classical/popular. Ph.
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35 - Lost
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EFFICIENT     ELECTRIC     TYPING, my
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Phone Carol 228-3079 (Math.) or in
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REWARD $50.00. Four rings left Wednesday morning in basement women's
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UBYSSEY
CLASSIFIED
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INFORM rage /
During Aggie week
SUB shooting 'hoax'
Several witnesses and the
campus RCMP have branded
Tuesday's alleged "shooting" in
SUB cafeteria as a "hoax" put on
by a group of students with nothing
better to do.
Cpl. Al Hutchinson of the campus
RCMP said Wednesday the incident wasn't "real" and that
"nothing happened."
Another spokesman from the
RCMP said Tuesday's incident was
"just a farce put on by one of the
faculties."
No one called in to the RCMP,
they said, but one man went to the
police station to report the
"shooting."
Talk around campus Tuesday
alleged the incident was put on by
the Agriculture Undergraduate
Society to publicize Aggie week,
however AUS president Bruce
Rutley vehemently denied
anything to do with planning the
farce.
When asked about it, he replied:
"What shooting?"
"The aggie faculty had nothing
to do with sponsoring any event
like that," he said.
Richard Sloane, aggie 2, was
selling apples at the aggie booth
just outside the south entrance to
the SUB cafeteria when the incident occurred.
"I heard screaming and saw a
chair fall over. Then I saw a body
being carried out to a car outside
the cafeteria," Sloane said. He said
Letters
From page 4
figure out the interests of the
students, and should focus its attention on representing the interests which already exist on
campus.
Over the last several years, the
VCF club has attempted to integrate itself into university life by
supporting those activities (many
of which were supported by the
AMS such as Bread For The World,
Trident, etc.) which we felt would
educate UBC students toward a
Biblical perspective. It is our hope
that our efforts will not be impeded
by a council whose majority is not
sympathetic with our point of view.
We challenge the AMS council to
rescind this discrimination against
political and religious groups. It is
also our hope that councill will
change its restrictive financial
policy with respect to political and
religious groups who have no
financial resources outside of the
university.
We encourage all other groups
which have experienced
frustrations similar to those cited
above to communicate these to the
AMS council in an effort to regain
complete religious and political
freedom on campus.
Signed by 84 students
Strike
I address my remarks to the Jan.
20 letter signed by an Emerald
Murphy.
Your  letter  suggests   that  the
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students were "screwed" by the
administration during the recent
labor dispute on our campus. You
claim that the administration
could well have settled with the
AUCE in August.
I propose to you that the AUCE
could well have put up picket lines
at any time other than during
Christmas exams.
You are aware of the fact that
innocent third parties get hurt in
labor disputes, but what do you do
about it? All you do is say "it is
extremely unfortunate." By
pulling the strike during exams the
AUCE exhibited gross in-
consideration towards the
students, then had the audacity to
expect special consideration from
us.
Let's get our positions straight.
We are not workers receiving a
wage here. We are students paying
tuition fees and passing up wages
in order to attend this place. As
such, we had no obligation of any
kind to heed your picket line.
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he thought someone was being
kidnapped.
Sloane also said he recognized
"one or two of the people carrying
the body as aggies."
One witness who was near the
car when the "body" was carried
out, said he saw a man banging his
hand on the roof of the vehicle
yelling, "get moving, hurry it up."
Dave Wilkinson, arts 3, said he
also saw the 'gunman' run by him,
"supporting something under his
ski jacket."
"There were about 15 people
chasing him. He ran off toward the
new administration building,"
Wilkinson said.
Neither the "gunman," the
motive, nor the "body," have been
found.
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Portuguese poor get shaft
By ART MOSES
Canadian University Press
Moses is a former Ottawa bureau chief for
Canadian University Press. He is currently
visiting Portugal and recently filed tais
report with CUP. The so-called revolution in
Portugal sped up what might be called the
battle of the imperialists in Angola [formerly a Portuguese colony], hence the
cartoon.	
LISBON — Portugal's "doghouse"
dwellers have been hard hit by the drastic
change in political environment here since
Nov. 25.
That day the entire military strength of
the left was crushed, when armed forces
chiefs declared a state of emergency in the
Lisbon region. Commandeering all communications possibilities, they ended a
parajroop rebellion and moved conservative
troops into Lisbon to disarm the local
regiments — who hadn't committed
themselves to the rebellion — but who had,
for months, been aiding Lisbon's poor in
concrete measures to better their lives.
Before Nov. 25, residents of the shanty
towns that ring Portugal's capital city had
been organizing for major changes in their
living conditions.
About one-third of Lisbon's 1,000,000
people are estimated to live in these
makeshift shack neighborhoods, some
without electricity, all without running
water, and all without insulation from the
terrible damp cold that falls on the city
every night during the winter. The locals
calls the dwellings "barracas" (doghouses)
or bairros de lata (tin quarters).
After the fall of fascism in April, 1974,
barraca. inhabitants created "commissaos
de moradores," residents' commissions, to
give direct political expression to their
needs.
The commissions — working with similar
groups in the inner-city — have occupied
thousands of vacant house and other
buildings in the Lisbon region, using them to
house the most needy families from the
barracas and other poor neighborhoods.
Many occupied buildings had been left
vacant by speculator-owners who had been
demanding inflated rents. Others belonged
to rich families who owned houses
elsewhere in Portugal, where they lived only
part of the year.
"We know that for them to have two
houses, other people have none, or must live
in barracas," says the residents' commission newsletter in one well-organized
barraca.
In executing occupations, the support of
the local military regiments was critical.
The now-extinct COPCON — the
operational command and security force —
gathered information on all vacant
buildings suitable for occupation.
When residents commissions planned
occupations, they would usually notify a
military unit — COPCON, the extremely
politicized military police (PM), or the
military academy.
"We would get five or six calls a night
from people making occupations," a now-
demobilized military police sergeant said m
an interview. "The PM's were always used
to defend the people."
Soldiers would often arrive before, during
or after occupations to lend support. They
would let people use military vehicles for
transporting furniture and other equipment.
Legally, only occupations made before
last April were eligible for governmental
recognition. Under a law passed that month
by a government dominated by leftist officers and Communist Party members,
almost all subsequent occupations were
considered illegal unless approved
beforehand by municipal authorities.
Nevertheless, the rate of occupations increased.
The real impetus came last July when the
military leadership adopted a document
called "MFA-POVO" (the alliance of the
Armed Forces Movement with the people).
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The document advocated the devolution of
real political power to residents' commissions, workers' commissions in all workplaces, and democratic plenaries of soldiers
and sailors. The idea was known as "Poder
Popular."
But by the next month the military
leadership had split and more conservative
elements gained power. The demanded the
creation of a new government dominated by
the Socialist and Popular Democratic
parties, both committed to traditional
electoral democracy for Portugal. They
wanted political power vested in a
legislative assembly, not in popular
movements.
Portugal got its new government, openly
hostile to Poder Popular. The only military
element continuing to take the idea
seriously was the increasingly politicized
rank and file.
Soldiers and sailors, supported by
numerous progressive officers, began to
assert themselves actively in the effort to
end exploitation and injustice in Portugal.
Now, with COPCON dissolved, other
progressive regiments demobilized, many
leftist officers imprisoned and democratic
soldiers' assemblies replaced by traditional
military discipline following Nov. 25, the
day, four people died when Republican
National Guards opened fire on demonstrators outside a prison, demanding the
release of military men jailed after Nov.
25.)
Apart from occupations, other measures
to better living conditions are also in
jeopardy.
Some residents' commissions had planned
to construct new houses to replace their
barracas, with the cooperation of Lisbon's
Camara Municipal (municipal government). Financing was to have come from
the residents' nominal rental payments over
20 years, along with a promised government
subsidy.
"They've sent machines to prepare the
land, but they haven't give us title to the
land as they'd promised," said the chairman of the New Portugal Co-operative, the
residents' commission for three barradas
only five minutes walk from one of Lisbon's
most fashionable areas. "Now they may just
build new houses we can't afford".
"The 25th of November stopped all work
on Poder Popular," according to the
chairman, who works as a newspaper truck
driver. "Now the Camara won't listen to
us.
The commissions  formerly  received
It opened a non-profit store selling basic
foodneeds last February, and will soon open
a cafe to fight high prices and profiteering in
similar establishments nearby.
Since April, 1974, it has operated a school
for children who have completed four years
of primary school. Most barraca children
simply stopped formal education at that
point; now they can improve basic skills and
broaden general knowledge at the local
school — staffed entirely by volunteers and
not recognized by the state.
The commission has also constructed a
children's playground and developed a
library.
In September, the residents stopped
paying rent to municipal authorities and
transferred it to the commission for its
projects.
Residents commissions outside the
barracas don't have as much strength or
mass support. Many inner city neighborhoods lack the barracas' class
homogeneity; their issues aren't as clear
cut. Thus, some neighborhoods sport
several competing residents' commissions
aligned to different political groups —
several on the left; one supporting the interests of the middle class.
In the wake of the Nov. 25 disaster, ac-
fight for decent housing has been stopped.
Many fear it will be reversed.
"There are a few occupations still going
on now, but they are very different with the
military backing gone," said a member of a
downtown  Lisbon  residents'  commission.
"There have been no cases of disoc-
cupations yet, but we think in a short time
there will be. We are trying to organize
defense groups to help if the owners try to
take back the houses, but if the government
decides to surround the houses with police,
there isn't much we can do," he said.
(Before Nov. 25 the police — unreconstructed since fascist times — had been
relegated to simple traffic duty. Now they
are flexing their muscles. On New Year's
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sympathetic hearings from both national
and municipal officials on such matters as
electrification, more outdoor water taps
(the barracas' sole source of water),
showers and basic shack repairs. Often
requests would be granted. Now the doors
are closed.
The military engineers regiment brought
equipment to the New Portugal Cooperative
before Nov. 25 to dig a garbage dump. Other
regiments provided trucks for transporting
the barracas' youngsters' football team
outside the city.
Now the military refuses any such
assistance.
Despite the setbacks, the New Portugal
Co-operative is continuing its work.
tivists in the popular movements are reassessing their work. They are trying to
relate more directly to the people's needs,
but, if anything, appear to be exacerbating
sectarian divisions.
One worthwhile project involves the direct
purchase of food from worker-controlled
agricultural estates in southern Portugal.
Residents will buy the food from their
commissions and avoid middlemen's
profits.
But with the Communist Party and the
smaller leftist parties still blaming each
other for the left's weakness on Nov. 25,
Portugal's authorities won't find it hard to
institutionalize the reverses they dealt
Lisbon's poor people that day.
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