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The Ubyssey Oct 24, 1974

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Array Taps to flow in Pit 'in matter of weeks
Draught beer will be sold in the
Pit as soon as about $2,000 of
necessary equipment can be installed, SUB building manager
Graeme Vance said Wednesday.
"I hope this will only take a
matter of weeks at the most,"
Vance said after receiving a
Liquor Administration Branch
letter saying draught beer could be
sold in SUB.
AMS secretary Duncan Thomson
predicted the taps could be flowing
"in one week. ,
The Pit has to install taps and
some   sort   of   glass   washing
equipment,    Vance    told    The
"I can't give a real accurate
figure on the cost but it will
probably be somewhere in the
neighborhood of $2,000. The Pit
can't afford to pay for that now, of
course, so I'm going to be asking
the SUB management committee
Friday for an advance," Vance
The draught will be sold in 54-
ounce pitchers for $1.50.
"We're selling the beer by the
pitcher and not by the glass
because we don't want the Pit to
become just a beer parlor with
people swilling glasses all over the
place," Vance said.
"Probably four to six disposable
plastic cups will be issued with
each pitcher and these will reduce
the cost of breakage and theft that
we might receive with glasses,"
Thomson said in an interview.
He said the brewer to supply the
draught will be chosen within three
The liquor board's decision to
allow the sale of draught in SUB
was in response to a Sept. 27
request and ended five years of
trying Vance said.
"I can't really say why the
government came through at this
particular time, but I think it could
be because we've convinced them
of our ability to operate and police
ourselves in an acceptable manner
without requiring outside
assistance," he said.
The sale of draught beer will not
make a great economic difference
to the Pit operation, said Vance.
"That's not the reason why we
want to sell it.
"We just feel we should be able
to provide people with an alternative to what we already sell — an
alternative they could get at many
public drinking places."
The sale of draught beer isn't
expected to increase the Pit's
business much Vance said.
Vol. LVI, No. 19     VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1974
48       228-2301
—marise savaria photo
GETTING INTO IT, Roger Mattiussi looks over a print in SUB art gallery. Part of fine arts department study
collection opened for display Wednesday.
"It's possible it might be very
popular and, if so, we'd have to
consider installing even more
equipment. But that's something
we want to approach very
cautiously as it would entail the
installation of another bar and may
cost as much as $10,000."
"After all, the Pit doesn't make
that much money and it's an expensive place to operate. The
draught will be sold on a breakeven basis like everything else.
We're not in business to make a big
profit," said Vance.
Student help will serve the
draught beer but no Pit staff increase is foreseen, said Thomson.
Residence reps
reject tenant act
Residence students don't want to
be covered by the Landlord and
Tenant Act, a residence
association spokesperson told
Alma Mater Society council
Reading from a letter criticizing
a recent council decision to support
implementation of the act in
residences, Nadine McDonnell
said: "council's intervention was
neither solicited nor appreciated."
"We feel this matter falls in our
jurisdiction," said McDonnell,
Place Vanier residence association
"The landlord and tenant act is
not what we want," she said.
McDonnell said the Act provides no
place for student representation
and "removes authority from
"We want to be able to run these
buildings without owning them,"
she said. "We want a standards
committee to determine who's to
be evicted."
Ubyssey editor Lesley Krueger
pointed out rentalsman Barrie
Clark's action in placing
residences under the act had little
to do with council.
Krueger said Clark's action
came after protests from downtown hotel residents.
"You're under the act whether
you like it or not," Krueger said.
The act protects students by
preventing evictions after 24 hours
notice, she said.
Krueger added the act doesn't
negate student controls over
housing. The act doesn't determine
who is landlord of UBC's
residences, she said.
Science rep Ron Walls asked
McDonnell if McDonnell's
residence association has gone
back to residence students for
"No," said McDonnell. "But 10
per cent of Place Vanier sits on the
residence council."
A meeting to discuss the act will
be held Sunday at Totem Park, she
McDonnell said the act' could
make rent increases possible until
a profit comes from residences.
Council voted to defer any action
about changing the residence
management system until
residence students request action.
Pool liability drops
Pool committee member Doug
Aldridge said Wednesday students
will not be responsible for nearly
$200,000 in architect's fees if the
pool referendum passes.
The referendum, currently
stalled in students' court, asks
students to stop further student
financing of the pool. (See earlier
story page 8).
Aldridge told Alma Mater
Society council that students will
only have to pay for the work done
by the architects.
Aldridge said the total amount
spent so far on the pool is $56,000.
He said this includes $20,000 in
architecture fees for the schematic
drawings already approved by
Split over UBC footballer's future
Two men's athletic committee
members said Wednesday they
will not back a suggestion by the
UBC football coach that the
Thunderbirds withdraw from
Canada West league competition.
Men's athletics director Bus
Phillips and assistant director
Buzz Moore, in separate interviews
Wednesday, promised to investigate coach Frank Smith's
suggestion, while adding they
believe the team shouldn't leave
the league.
The two both said Smith came to
them after the team's 61-0 loss
Friday against University of
Calgary and complained that
Calgary had run up the score
Smith has also been quoted as
saying that UBC cannot compete
with prairie teams during the next
few years.
"Frank got so bloody mad," said
"He was saying we'd be better
off in a league other than the
Canada West, playing against
American regional colleges.
"We didn't approve of his
Moore said UBC had played in a
conference with American teams a
few years ago, but student
pressure convinced committee
officials to join Canada West
University Athletic Association for
"The students asked for
Canadian content. I have to repre
sent the student's view," he said.
Phillips said the university is
currently committed to the
CWUAA and wouldn't withdraw
from the league.
He said he hadn't studied, in
depth, the alternative of playing
American colleges and thus can't
say if competition would cost more
or less than the football program
did this year.
But Moore said playing in an
American conference would
eventually cost as much as or more
than playing in the CWUAA.
Smith, Moore and Phillips all
dismissed the possibility of the
team playing on a local level.
"There's nothing here," said
Moore. "There's only the Junior
Big 4, but even the junior varsity
could win half their games there."
He   said   he   believes   Smith
See page 2: SMITH'S
He said students would have to
pay half of the architects' fees of 8-
1/2 per cent of the total cost of the
project, expected to be 4.5 million
But Blankstein said students
would have to pay the full amount
of nearly $200,000 if they pull out of
the project now. He said a legal
third-party arrangement would
allow someone to sue the AMS if
students pull out.
"Those figures are false, I don't
know who released them,"
Aldridge said in response to
Blankstein's statement about
students' responsibilities for architect fees.
Both administration and council
members have stated that the
administration will not pick up the
bill for financing the pool if
students support the referendum
and stop financing of the pool.
The original agreement called
for students and administration to
each finance one-third of the pool
cost while obtaining another third
from other sources, like the federal
and provincial governments.
Politicians beware
Pick up the scorecards, sharpen the stubby pencils and roll out the
stogies — The Ubyssey is going into the hinterlands looking for politics.
In tomorrow's special issue of the rag, The Ubyssey will present the
first comprehensive, independent look at the state of politics in B.C.
since the NDP took office two years ago.
What has it done? What hasn't it done? And who's trying to do it to the
Everything from the delusions of grandeur of Liberal leader David
Anderson to stories Premier Barrett never told you, all for free at your
local newspile. Page 2
Thursday, October 24, 1974
Smith's anger cited
From page 1
wanted to pick his opposition the
way  Simon  Fraser  University
Moore and Phillips both said
Smith's remarks may have been
caused by feelings of anger and
discouragement after the Calgary
Phillips said the loss contributed
to a great extent to Smith's
Moore said he believes Smith's
anger was prompted by the coach's
feeling that Calgary had purposely
run up the score on the Thunderbirds.
"Frank really thought Calgary
put the boots to them," said Moore,
adding he has been reassured that
that had not been the case.
"Calgary had only 32 men on the
bench   and   they   did   use   their-
second-string quarterback,"  said
"All of a sudden because of one
bad loss Smith was all uptight,"
said Moore.
Smith insisted Wednesday
Calgary made no effort to keep the
score down.
"They did run up the score," he
told The Ubyssey.
Phillips and Moore denied a
Vancouver Sun story which quoted
Phillips as saying the MAC was
considering dropping the football
team from the athletic program
"We have two games to play yet
this year," said Phillips. "When
the season is over MAC will meet
and evaluate the football program
as it does every year."
Moore echoed Phillips'
statement, saying nothing will be
discussed by MAC until after the
season ends Nov. 9.
Phillips denied relations between
MAC and Smith were strained as a
result of the coach's statements.
He praised Smith for the excellent job he was doing and the
progress he was making, adding
that Smith did not take over the
football team until June after
Norm Thomas' sudden departure
to accept an executive position
with a forest products firm.
Phillips said at MAC'S last
meeting committee members
voted to send letters to the
coaching staff expressing their
satisfaction with the coaching staff
and the team's performance.
He said he didn't know what
Smith's plans for next year were.
Moore would only say that Smith
was on a one-year contract-
Smith said his personal future
was up to MAC to discuss after the
football season ends.
Lordie Beerstein of Pango Pango
said today the recent elections for
five Anybody Making Speeches
positions "reaffirmed my faith in
the system".
"Who says democracy can't
work?" he told reporters at a press
conference called to discuss the
acclamation of three members of
his cabinet to their positions.
Over the years that I have been con
ducting darkroom printing sessions,
first in black and white and now in
colour I have stressed to the audi
ences that darkroom work is not
orily a rewarding hobby but is easy
and fun. This three letter word was
used in two of our show slogans:
"Taking Pictures is Half the Fun —
Making Prints is Twice the Fun",
and the current one "Let's Turn out
the Lights and Have Some Fun -
with our Durst Enlarger"
People who are fascinated watching
a print being processed and express
amazement at the equipment used
would do well to compare the first
steps to a photographic process they
themselves may well have done many
times — the projection of a slide or
movie film onto a screen. If you
look at an enlarger, used to produce
■ prints of varying sizes from a negative, it has precisely the same makeup as a projector. A lamp to provide
illumination, condensors to intensify
the light, a carrier to hold the film
in place while enlarging. Projectors
do their work in a horizontal posi
tion, while most enlargers are verti
cal, but the operation is identical.
The farther the projector from the
screen, the larger the projected
The enlarger works in exactly the
same manner, with the image ar
riving at an easel. Instead of being
viewed, the image is burned into a
piece of sensitized paper which then
goes through chemical baths under
'safelight' conditions and after being
dried is a finished print, ready for
your wallet or album. So, even if
you have never seen a darkroom
door from the outside, you have
gone through the fundamental steps
when you showed your slides to
The second 'stumbling block' to
many is the fear of expense involved
with photographic printing. A darkroom need be neither fancy, nor
expensive, the most important factor is that it is functional, having
the necessary equipment to do the
type of work required. Great strides
have been made recently in colour
printing. Trays are no longer re
quired and all processing is done on
a countertop in a small drum that is
rolled back and forth to provide
proper agitation. This system also
eliminates complicated temperature
controls and is most efficient from a
point of time and economy of
Many apartment dwellers have designed portable bench-tops for bathtubs on which to do their work. This
is an ideal situation, being close to
running water, and a room that
requiresa minimum of lightproofing.
Equipment costs can range considerably, depending on your needs
and budget. Good equipment is a
good investment as product quality
will determine the efficiency and
durability of most major items. Photographic printing is a matter of
gaining experience, and the best
equipment will not automatically
improve a mediocre darkroom man.
However, look for an enlarger that
offers lifetime durability and avoid
frills that really give no true assistance to printing. Durst is such an
When selecting darkroom accessories
consider the famous Paterson pro
ducts from Great Britain. They are
the result of design experience and
proving in actual working conditions.
This broad range of darkroom equipment utilizes the advantages of plastics in the production of 'designed
for the user' items.
During the balance of this series I'll
outline the simple stages of producing a print and discuss other
interesting aspects of this fascinating
part of photography. For those
already interested in darkroom work,
Braun has a twin-sided wall chart
detailing and illustrating procedures
for developing film. It's called Mr.
Darkroom's 9-step wall chart, and is
yours for the asking. Please write
direct to them: Braun Electric
Canada Ltd., 3269 American Drive,
Mississauga, Ontario  L4V 1 B9.
This is formal notice of the election of two students to serve on the Board of
Excerpts from the Universities Act (1974) follow:
Section    20.
The board shall he composed of. . .
(e)  Two students elected by and from the Student Association.
(INTERPRETATION: . . . "Student Association" means all
full-time students who are members of the Alma Mater Society or
the graduate student society of a university;)
Senate at its meeting of Wednesday, October 9, 1974 resolved
that for the purpose of this election "full-time" students be
interpreted as undergraduates taking at least twelve units (or the
equivalent) of courses; all doctoral students, and all other
graduate students taking at least six units.
(2) Each member of the board elected under section 20 (e) shall
hold office for one year and thereafter until his successor is
Unless excused by resolution of the board, a member shall be
deemed to have vacated his seat if he does not attend at least half
of the regular meetings of the board in any year.
This notice is a call for nominations from full-time students for TWO of their
representatives to serve on the Board of Governors for a period of ONE YEAR from a
date to be decided by the Lieutenant-Governor.
Each nomination paper must carry:
- -     the name and student number of the nominee;
- the legible signatures and student numbers of seven full-time students
in support of the nomination;
— the signature of the nominee indicating that the nominee has read
Section 23 above and is willing to run for election.
Under present arrangements the Board of Governors holds 10 regular
meetings a year on the first Tuesday of each month (except January
and August). The meetings are held at 2:30 p.m. and usually run to 6:00 p.m.-
or later.
At its meeting of October 9L1974 Senate resolved that candidates limit their campaign
spending to $75.00.
Ballot  boxes  will  be available for voting on Wednesday,  Thursday and  Friday,
December 4, 5 and 6, 1974. Their whereabouts will be announced in The Ubyssey.
Enquiries in  connection  with  this  election  should  be  referred  to the Registrar's
secretary (228-3159)
J. E. A. Parnall,
Registrar. Thursday, October 24, 1974
Page 3
Chemical danger not immediate
No immediate danger exists
from recent high air pollution
levels over Vancouver, medical
dean David Bates said Wednesday.
Bates' comment came in
response to recent reports of high
carbon monoxide levels in the
Bates told The Ubyssey reports
are mainly sensational. "They give
attention to a pollutant which is not
worth the excitement."
"I am critical of the fact that
there is no sampling of other
pollutant levels. There is reason to
believe that nitrous oxide
levels are high," Bates said.
Bates said the lack of a strong
central authority to monitor and
control these pollutants is a major
problem in Vancouver.
To counter this problem he said
he has urged setting up a network
of sampling stations throughout
the city under the supervision of a
central authority.
He said this would look at the
results from all monitored regions
"Monitoring of carbon monoxide
is just beginning and other
pollutants are not being measured
at all."
Bates said other pollutants are
more  dangerous  than  carbon
firm commitment to free enterprise
Basic issue in election of student
voted was whether university woti
youth of our country show their
and the rejection of Bolshevism,
senators in which these citizens
Id remain strong and free or be
—marise savaria photo
controlled by bands of dope-crazed, gun-toting hippies. How did voter
Keith Heydon cast his ballot and why does poll clerk Carol Nygard
approve? We'll never know.
Senators elected for three months
Three student senators elected
Monday will sit only three months
in senate before going through the
whole election process again in
Alma Mater Society secretary
Duncan Thomson said Monday
students will have to elect a full
slate of 17 senators in January, as
the new Universities Act comes in
Results  of  Monday's   election:
Senator at large A, Colm Cole,
374 votes; Nancy Carter, 360 votes;
Senator at large B, Arlene
Francis, 445 votes; Tom Aguni-
ironsi, 232 votes; arts senator,
Doug Mackay, 92 votes; Bruce
Wilson, 50 votes.
The new Universities Act
stipulates the number of senators
should be increased from 12 to 17.
Thompson   said  the  AMS  will
have to run an election for all 17
positions in January. And they
cannot hold an election for only
five positions.
Thomson said he will need more
help from undergraduate societies
at future elections.
He said all the society presidents
knew the elections were coming.
He said it is the responsibility of
the societies to pick up the ballot
boxes and man them.
He said the worst offender is the
Arts Undergraduate Society.
"There will have to be a better
performance next time because
electing more people will present
more difficulties," he said.
Thomson said election results
are subject to a computer recount.
Total number of voters was 790
witr^92 spoiled ballots.
monoxide which is gradually
becomoning less serious.
He said anti-pollution devices,
installed in cars to cut down carbon
monoxide levels, actually produce
the toxic gas nitrogen dioxide.
"High levels of carbon monoxide
are not difficult to ameliorate, but
nitrogen dioxide is hard to control
and an important problem."
One of Bates' proposed air
sampling stations would be located
in the Fraser Valley, 15 to 20 miles
from Vancouver.
This station would tell experts
whether toxic nitrogen- dioxide is
being carried inland by prevailing
winds and affecting valley
This gas has killed lemon trees
and other plants in the Los Angeles
area where it exists in very high
levels, he said. Nitrogen dioxide
becomes lethal to plants when it
reacts with sunlight over
agricultural are£s.
Bates said temperature inversions are another cause of
Vancouver pollution.
"Inversions happen everywhere.
But nobody takes these things into
Bates said no action has been
taken so far to monitor or control
these varying factors which
contribute to Vancouver's "visibly'
growing" air pollution level.
settle at
Notre Dame
NELSON (Staff) — Non-
academic employees at Notre
Dame University have accepted a
one-year contract providing an
over-all 31 per cent salary increase.
Union president Lee Karvonen
said the 37-member union is
"reasonably" happy with the new
contract approved Monday.
The employees have been
threatening strike action since
their last contract expired in June.
Karvonen said the university
administration made a new offer to
the union after settling a wage
dispute with faculty members Oct.
He said the contract accepted by
a 27-2 vote doesn't contain
reclassification and vacation
clauses the union had originally
asked for.
He said the wage increase also
wasn't what union members
wanted at first but "had we stuck it
out (in a strike) we might have lost
what we were striking for." The
See page 8: INCREASES
canned laughter
by alan doree
Palmer, an incredibly ugly person,
suspected warmonger-cum-
. vacuum cleaner salesman and
former Ubyssey editor, was
elected as an arts rep to Alma
Mater Society council Monday.
"One hundred and thirty votes
divided among 120 candidates
made it a rather tight race, but
fortunately 90 runners broke their
legs in a pileup going into the home
stretch," Palmer said.
"I laughed at them," he said.
"The final tally was 5-4, with the
winning vote being cast in overtime on a power play," he said.
Palmer, whose campaign was
conducted in a manner similar to
Napoleon's retreat from Moscow,
has already begun to move and
Tuesday morning was seen 12 feet
away from the chair he had occupied continuously since 1971.
"One of my prime interests is to
provide UBC students with a
campus funeral home service
which is currently lacking. Though
why it's currently lacking I haven't
the slightest idea. It's going to be
called Tombsoc and will be supported with a $5 fee collected from
every student at registration,"
said Palmer.
"I already have the plans for
TombSoc's first project drawn on
my bum in India ink by a friend of
mine who drinks a lot and likes to
fill his shorts with cottage cheese
before putting them on."
Pulling down his pants Palmer
revealed the design for a covered,
indoor, heated graveyard.
"This will make us the envy of
the next Olympic death trials," he
"Of course, it will benefit live
students as well by doubling as a
snack bar and dance hall. Now,
would you like to fondle my buttocks?" heasked grinning with sly
Nanaimo charm as he playfully
nipped my scrotum.
Palmer, a man with a mind of his
own — despite several attempts to
take it away from him — promptly
got involved with another hot issue
Tuesday by firing off a letter of
protest to the League of Nations
regarding the German occupation
of Sudetenland.
He is currently circulating a
petition in campus washrooms
recommending Newfoundland be
admitted to Confederation,
whether it wants to or not.
"I like fish," Planner explained.
Palmer, who was once described
by right-wing agricultural poet
Rompin' Ryon Guedes as, "too
soft on communism, too soft on
fascism, too soft on narcissism and
too soft on Saturday nights," used
to be the classified ads editor for
The Ubyssey.
Current editor, flaxen haired
rosebud Lesley Krueger, said
Palmer was about as useful as an
emery paper dildo. "But I still
think he's cute as a button," she
Prior to a journalistic career
spanning half a century in Spain,
not so Great Britain, Argentina,
India, Italy, France, The Soviet
Union, Israel and Bowen Island
that saw him win the Pulitzer Prize
for libel so often he could keep it
and the Conn Symthe Trophy,
Palmer was a ship's gynaecologist.
He served aboard the Titanic,
Lusitania, Athenia, Andrea Doria,
Queen of Saanich and the USS
Thresher, before being reassigned
to the 100-ton oil barge Unleaded
Queen, later sunk as a breakwater
in Halifax harbor.
"The guys treated me just like
one of the regular crew. They
didn't give me any special treatment just because I was a
gynaecologist. They accepted the
fact that a gynaecologist could do a
man's work," Palmer said,
blushing furiously while lovingly
fingering an old copy of Popular
Gynaecology, a weekly inventory
of smut under the guise of medical
research   and   totally   without
redeeming social value.
Palmer's extensive political
experience includes being a successful mediator in a number of
labor disputes between pregnant
women and their unborn children.
Palmer said the highlight of the
campaign came when he mistook a
corral of ground sloths with
Pugman's warts for an audience of
engineers and said: "Hi, I'm
Vaughn Palmer and there are two
ways I can score with you but I'd
rather get your vote, hyuk, hyuk,
Palmer gave birth to a 10-pound
baby sloth nine days later.
Palmer said the greatest inspiration during the arduous one-
day campaign was Ubyssey humor
columnist Alan "The Ankle"
Doree: "After all most people
dissolve into hysterical laughter as
soon as he walks in the room. His
material is about as funny as the
time I went into hospital to have
my head pumped and they inserted
an IUD by mistake." Page 4
Thursday, October 24, 1974
Dr. Henry Morgentaler has been big news in the letters
column this week following his speech on campus.
Writers first reacted to the issue of abortion itself and
later wrote about the reactions of these first letter writers.
But there's one issue not considered by any of these
scribes during the letter-page debate. And that's the
relationship between the abortion issue and the women's
Or course the fight for abortion reform has for years
occupied the time of some dedicated health professionals.
But during the 60s it gained prominance as one of the
first three demands of the growing women's movements.
These demands were for abortion on demand, equal pay for
equal work and the institution of day care centres.
But the reason for putting forward these three
demands wasn't merely that they were good in themselves.
The consideration was instead a tactical one.
The issues were seen as a useful way to bring the
concept of the liberation of women and society to the
public eye. To put it in newspaper terms, it created a peg to
hang the movement on.
Feminists hoped discussion of these three issues could
branch out into more general understanding of the general
issue of both the liberation of women and society from
stereotyped roles.
Discussion of the question of equality in work would
presumably lead into a discussion of work or class
stereotyping in general.
Talk of day care centres could stimulate discussion of
•family roles and sex stereotyping through the family.
And abortion could lead the way to talk of people in
control of their own bodies and their own lives.
What instead happened was that these pegs used to
hang the movement on quite literally strangled the
They created a splintering of purposes as women
became involved in more and more esoteric fights for each
particular issue.
The equal pay issue went first into the hands of the
liberals, who didn't question the concept of work itself.
Instead they started a fight to make sure every little
girl could one day become president of B.C. Hydro.
That has even deteriorated further into the issue of
whether housewives should get paid. There is no questioning
of the basic concept of the woman as homemaker,
compared to the man as breadwinner. The Status of Women
Council merely fights for equality under the current system.
Then there was the issue of day care. That has
generally been the province of the social democrats, who see
day care as a means to allow the women to enter the job
market. Again, reform rather than change.
Finally, there's abortion. Abortion in this country has
become synonymous with Morgentaler. The issue that,
started out as a means to discussion of women's social roles
has degenerated to the point where it primarily centres
around the defense of one man.
Of course this man has been screwed by the courts
and justice system generally. And through him might
eventually result further liberalization of Canada's abortion
As the achievement of short-term goals, that is
But the point of the issue is not to just liberalize
abortion laws but to instead begin discussion of the way the
current system puts strictures on people down to even the
control of their own bodies and life. That issue has been lost
in the Morgentaler campaign — in fact, even the secondary
issue of abortion is frequently lost in talk of Morgentaler
and nothing but Morgentaler.
So that man is not at issue here. Nor is abortion. What
is at issue is social controls over people's lives.
Please let's remember that in all the talk of
Morgentaler and abortion, of the Status of Women council
and equal pay for equal work, in day care centres.
There's something beyond issues raised to illustrate
the oppression of people in this society. And it's those
central issues which must be discussed.
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In view of the lurid account of the
"tiger cages" on Con Son island
near Saigon in your Tuesday
Ubyssey, let me call the attention
of your readers to a quite different
eyewitness acount by Masen Pirie
in the Sept. 27, 1974 issue of the
National Review.
According to Pirie the cells are
all above ground, well lighted ^nd
ventilated and measure about six
feet wide by 11 feet long by 10 feet
high to a ceiling which consists of
bars and is roofed over to keep out1
the rain. Shackling posts, put in by
the French colonial administration, were removed after the Vietnamese took over. In other words,
the "tiger cages" are not much
different than ordinary prison
The 200,000 political prisoners in
South Vietnam, mentioned in your
article, would represent roughly
one per cent of the population. The
U.S. embassy, after careful investigation, stated that the total
capacity of all prisons in South
Vietnam is 35,000.
That capacity must take care of
all the convicted murderers,
robbers and other common
On a comparable basis, imagine
Greater Vancouver finding prison
space for 10,000 political prisoners.
The statement that 47 per cent of
the world's political prisoners are
in South Vietnam is ridiculous.
What about the many thousands,
perhaps millions, of political
prisoners in the forced labor
camps in the Soviet Union, for
The "tiger cage" story is said to
have begun with a story in the July
17, 1970 (issue) of Life magazine.
(That particular volume of Life
was not on the UBC library shelves
yesterday, so I could not check it.)
From that rather modest
beginning, the "tiger cage" story
has been blown up into the monstrous story you have reported.
I suggest that the bulk of what
you report in your article are
deliberate fabrications by
anonymous friends of the Viet
Cong and of the North Vietnamese
regime and are passed on uncritically to a lot of gullible people.
Stanley Nash,
math department
The U.S. government has a
rather obvious interest in maintaining the current regime in South
Vietnam. Therefore, their reports
and statistics are not likely to be
among the most reliable, to say the
least. Why would they report facts
damaging to a government they
have pledged billions of dollars to
support? Their statistics are in fact
useful only to pass on to a lot of
gullible people and not intended to
represent the truth.
Also remember the National
Review is published by American
conservative William Buckley and
should be read with an eye to the
political bias. But even giving
veracity of reporting in this particular case, the Vietnamese
government would not allow
journalists to view the worst of
their prison system. They would
pick out the best examples and
claim these represented the whole.
So chuck about a ton of salt into
both the figures and the report—
We regard with mixed feelings
your publishing of Patricia
Fleming's letter (Oct. 17) in which
she denounces Dr. Henry
Morgentaler. On the one hand it is
unfortunate that such an
irrational, vicious slur should see
On the other hand, it will have
served its purpose if people are
reminded just how unproductive
and banal hatred really is. To
believe that any Jews survived the
concentration camp experience
through   collaboration   with   the
Nazis rather than through sheer
determination to live is, at best,
astoundingly ignorant and, at
worst, frighteningly evil.
The issue of abortion is complex,
with serious arguments on each
side; to be intelligently resolved, it
must be debated on its merits. In a
university community especially,
it is alarming when one of our
members abandons reasoned
consideration of a problem for ad
hominem frothings.
Josh Kadish
Lisa Maas
Barbara Jaquith
I hope the assholes who pulled all
the ferns out of the woods near
Nitobe Gardens don't make a habit
out of it. For a joke they covered
somebody's car with about 10 or 15
big sword ferns.
When people see things like that,
they're going to ask themselves
why the hell we want to save the
Endowment Lands. There's a lot of
ways to mess up a guy's car
without tearing out a'lot of nice
Gil Raynard
engineering 1
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from all readers.
Letters should be addressed to
the paper care of campus mail or
dropped off at The Ubyssey office,
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OCTOBER 24,1974
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 writer and not of the
AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian
University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly
commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are
located in room 241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial departments, 228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; advertising,
228-3977. Editor: Lesley Krueger
"Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, this is your United Nations
correspondent U Wanna Bet bringing live coverage of UN day here in New
York. We're on the steps of the UN building now watching dignitaries from
around the world puil up in the transportation of their countries. Ralph
Maurer of Germany pulls up in a sidecar attached to a tandem motorcycle
driven by Alan Doree and Big Boyd McConnell. Mark Buckshon, the Israeli
ambassador, is now arriving in a MiG jet flown by Reed Clarke, Marcus
Gee, Richard Yates and Sue Vohanka. Next comes the Irish delegate Jan
O'Brien being carried by thousands of leprechauns including Mike Sasges,
Marise Savaria, Dan Miller and Rob Schretlen. Pulling up the rear is the
man from tulip town, Jake van der Kamp from Holland pulling in the
Hudson in a dike boat piloted by Gary Coull, Lesley Krueger and David
McDonald. Well, that about wraps things up here in New York. Special
thanks to cameraperson Kini McDonald for holding the camera to bring
this exciting and important event to our home. We return you now to local
programming currently in progress." Thursday, October 24,  1974
Page 5
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Howling with frogs in heat
"Gotta pen," I asked a busboy near my
table. "A pin," he replied, "no, I don't have
one, but I'll get a fork; we can smoke some
hash on a fork!" And so the opening night of-
Goose Creek Symphony began.
All the people attending Monday evening's
concert at the Commodore Ballroom were
dressed for the foot stompin', knee slappin'
music of Goose Creek. They were the opposite extreme of the glitter group, wearing
blue jeans, lumber jackets and suspenders.
Some wore hillbilly hats, too. Sod incarnate,
as it were— and the grass was burning.
The centre portion of the Commodore was
devoid of the usual chairs and tables,
revealing a huge dance floor for the patrons
to stomp on.
Shari, Scott and Mock started off the
evening's entertainment. Shari played an
impressive set on her fiddle — like she was
playing at a real country hoedown. But she
did look a little bored, like the lights were on
but no one was home.
Scott played something that looked like a
cross between a lute and a balalaika,
probably a ukelele. He handled his instrument with finesse, and he seemed to be
enjoying  his  part.   Scott   was   the   lead
vocalist. His singing was appropriate with
the music he was playing. And, I suppose not
everyone can sound like a bull frog in heat —
a raspy sort of hee-hawing.
Joe Mock, formerly of Mock Duck, busied
himself with guitar and vocal accompaniment. Nothing exceptional about
his performance — he actually had his back
to the audience most of the evening — but he
was consistent and harmonized with the rest
of the group.
The next "added attraction" before the
main event was Billy Faeir, a soloist on
banjo and vocals. He didn't impress me, nor
did he seem to impress the crowd. No one
danced; no one even watched him play. He
didn't have anything zippy or catchy in his
act to attract attention. And his music, run-
of-the-mill banjoesque, left much to be
Ah, but then the big moment was arriving.
All the hoboes, hillbillies and hee-haws were
gearing up for the main act. They went to
the bar — cheap drinks: a buck a highball —
and loaded their tables with booze; they
rolled more joints.
Everyone was restless as the M.C. said:
"Everyone who wants to hear Goose Creek
Symphony, say 'Shit, yah!'" The crowd
echoed the refrain, but not that enthusiastically.
The five-member group romped onto the
stage — about an hour late, by the way —
and picked up their instruments: fiddles,
banjoes, guitars, clarinets, mandolins,
mikes and took off on their first number.
The dance floor filled completely. The
floor shook as they danced to the down-to-
earth, loamy sounds of Goose Creek.
The music was rich, bassy and "very
forceful. I found myself stompin' the floor in
time with the sounds.
The band played a nice rendition of Janis
Joplin's "Oh, Lord, Won't You Buy Me. . ."
And then the drummer took off on a wild,
expert drum solo, finally joined by the rest
of the band for the finish of the song.
Their performance was marred by some
electronic trouble. The monitor, which they
use to mix sounds and keep different instruments to different volumes, was cantankerous and wouldn't do what the Kelly-
DeYong technician wanted it to.
They played a couple of numbers without
the monitor, but they were half-assed efforts
and it didn't look like the band was really
trying very hard. I guess they couldn't do
anything too daring without the monitor
because they wouldn't be able to hear each
other and cue themselves in.
Finally the monitor started to work and
they swung back into their music. The music
was essentially the same as the numbers
played before the monitor packed in, but
there was one interruption. A colorfully
garbed guy — maybe clown is a better
description — rode across the stage on a
bicycle, then returned riding a unicycle.
(Maybe Billy Faeir should have borrowed
their gag.)
No matter what, the patrons had a great
time listening to Goose Creek Symphony;
they just howled along.
One thing that was noteworthy, in case I
sound too condescending toward the hillbilly
types attending the concert, was the relaxed
atmosphere at the Commodore. For once,
the tension wasn't generated by a lot of
heavy looking greaseballs looking for some
little person to beat up. Sure, there was
tension — anticipation — but it was for the
Goose Creek Symphony closed out on
Tuesday night, but next Thursday night the
Commodore is hosting their second annual
Hallowe'en Hoedown with Redwing, Silver
Spring, Western Union and other bands.
Tickets are $3.50 advance.
Ceremonies constructed in van Itallie drama
Interview is a play with a
message. It is a Brutal portrayal of
the fragmented and alienated
reality of our everyday lives. This
message is drummed into the
audience visually, aurally and
Interview, written by Jean-
Claude van Itallie, directed by Ray
Michal with the assistance of Mary
Lou White, is playing at Citystage
until Nov. 9.
Van Itallie maintains that ". . .
the playwright's work is not so
much to 'write a play' as to 'construct a ceremony' which can be
used by the actors to come together
with the audience. Words are a
part of this ceremony, but not
necessarily the dominant part, as
they are not the dominant part
either in a formal religious
ceremony." With the play Interview, which is the first part of
the trilogy America Hurrah, van
Itallie attempts to explore this
conception of drama.
The play is a kaleidoscope of
human interaction. It opens with a
peculiar modern social encounter
— the employment interview. The
interaction is cold and mechanical.
Van Itallie emphasizes this by
giving the verbal exchanges a
pulse that quickens much like an
engine starting up. Now the play
dissolves and reforms as a gym
class. People are presented as
commodities. Again the play
dissolves and reforms. And so
forth. Short schemes are strung
together as kaleidoscopic images.
Our perspective sweeps over the
various scenes of contemporary
The drama uses various
techniques to engage the audience
in these changing scenes. The
actors address members of the
audience individually. They march
right into the audience to give their
speeches. Dialogue becomes
impersonal commentary, and this
strengthens the illusion that we are
all observers of the play. The
rhythm of the acting seeks to instill
in the audience a sympathetic
rhythm, a participatory rhythm.
With this kind of play it is difficult to achieve success. This is as
much a dance and a chorus as a
play. A wide range of talents is
demanded by this play, but above
all else it requires the skills of
timing and group cohesiveness.
Unfortunately the actors at
Citystage are not always up to
these demands. The theatric spell
is often broken at those crucial
moments when we shift from one
scene to another.
Despite the uneveness there is an
excellence to be found in several of
the scenes. The surgery scene is
handled beautifully. The appointment with the analyst is very
well done. Vignettes like these
leave a lasting impression in the
audience's mind.
The play explores dramatic
possibilities. Although it is not
wholly successful, it is well worth
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Dixieland jazz comes
Dixieland is coming to UBC. This
Saturday at 8 p.m. the Hot Jazz
Society of Vancouver is presenting
TODD ... band leader
an evening of traditional jazz in the
graduate student centre ballroom.
The aim of the society founded 13
months ago is, according to
spokesman Art Katona, "to
promote the revival of live '20s and
'30s jazz in Vancouver."
There will be two bands playing:
the Lions Gate Jazz Band and the
Hot Club.
The Lions Gate Jazz Band
specializes in Dixieland dance
music. They have a wide repertoire ranging from Scott Joplin
ragtime through Jelly Roll Morton,
King Oliver, early Armstrong,
Fats Waller, Ellington and Basie.
They eschew 1940's swing, be-boP
and hypermodern jazz (Coltrane,
Miles Davis).
"Everything that we play is
geared toward dancing as well as
listening," Katona said.
The band consists of Dave Todd,
cornet; Art Katona, trombone;
Jerry Green, clarinet; Don
Ogilvie, guitar; Casey Tolhurst,
upright bass; Mike Cox, banjo and
vocals; and Al Maples, drums.
The Hot Club plays '30s and '40s
French jazz in the vein of Django
Reinhardt and the Quintet of the
Hot Club of France.
Admission for the evening is $1.
The Hot Jazz Society also
presents programs every Friday
night at the Scottish Auditorium.at
1605 W. 12th.
Today—12:30. October 24
Start: SUB Loop
(In front of bank)
School Board Wants Ideas on English
All those adults and organizations with better ideas about English in the schools have their
chance now to tell the Vancouver School Board.
The School Board's Task Force on English has issued an invitation for interested citizens and
organizations to put their ideas down in writing; preferably in less than 500 words.
"Many have had considerable to say about the deficiencies of our students in reading and
writing," said Task Force chairman Mrs. Lannie Slade. "Now, we want to hear of their suggestions in
writing or orally before the Task Force, as to what is the best program for students to meet their
needs in today's world."
The Board established the 20-member Task Force, with broad representation, to obtain an
answer to this question: "Is the present Reading and Writing program properly preparing students for
today's world."
The Task Force is to report its findings to the School Board by this coming January 31st.
The written submissions with observations and ideas, as well as requests to appear before the
Task Force, should be sent to Mrs. Lannie Slade at the Vancouver School Board, 1595 West 10th
Avenue. Page 6
Thursday, October 24, 1974
Hot flashes
Arts deadline
moved back
Arts Access announced
Wednesday that the deadline for
applications to the B.C. Cultural
Fund has been extended to Nov.
The group's executive
committee received the extension
from the provincial government
because the original deadline did
not receive enough publicity.
Groups or individuals applying
for funds should write directly to
the B.C. Cultural Fund, the
parliament building, Victoria.
For more information,
telephone Douglas Dunston or
Dennis Rossner at 687-5122
glasses and bottles in the bar, it
might not hurt to bee-pop at UBC
grad student centre this Saturday.
And maybe you'll find some
grad students and faculty who
were actually around big dance
floors in the 20s.
Dance begins 8:00 p.m.
Tfieo grants
Students interested in pursuing
a theological career are eligible for
fellowships to any accredited
Canadian or American theological
The UBC fellowship committee
is offering several grants to
persons under 31 who are not yet
committed to becoming ordained
Call Diana Cumpton at
228-2721 quickly to arrange a
Nov. 8 interview.
the heresy of witchcraft in an
English department presentation.
Robbins, a medievalist, has
labelled his topic, "Yellow Cross
and Green Fagot" and will talk at
noon today in Buchanan 104.
Want to get pissed and dance
to jazz music at the same time?
If you have a buck and old
rabbit fur coat and can stand the
sound   of   two   jazz   bands   and
Professor Rossell Hope
Robbins of State University of
New York at Albany will speak on
The second meeting of the
ad-hoc committee to restructure
the Alma Mater Society will be
held at noon today in the SUB
council chambers.
AMS vice-president Robbie
Smith said the committee is open
to any student, but especially
those in their first and second
Help wanted
The Ubyssey is doing a great
job covering the campus this year.
But we could be doing better if
we had more staff which is the
subject of this flash.
Even if you're only
half-interested come up and talk
to us anytime in SUB 241-K.
'Tween classes
Slide Show, noon, SUB 205.
Rehearsal,  pianist auditions. Phone
Organizational     meeting,     noon,
Geography 101.
General meeting, noon, SUB 115.
Discussion    of   anarchist    economic
organizations,     noon,     Buchanan
Practice, 7-9 p.m., SUB 207.
"Hsusoc  Beer and skits night," all
pre-med    members   welcome,   7:30
p.m., SUB Ballroom.
Meeting, hayride will be on Friday
evening, noon, SUB Ballroom.
Phil   Thatcher   speaks,   noon,   SUB
Discussion  group, noon, SUB 213.
Film: Something beautiful for God,
7:30     p.m.,     Lutheran     Campus
General meeting, noon, SUB 247.
Weekend  film:   Man  for ail seasons,
centre retreat.
Boogie   to  blind  eye  9   p.m.,   SUB
General   meeting,   noon,  Angus  24
Ken   Hielbert  speaks about  Canada
and   economic   depression,   8  p.m.,
1208 Granville.
Two   one-act  plays, free admission,
1:30     p.m.,     Dorothy     Somerset
Meeting, bring ideas and money,
noon, SUB 105B.
Entry deadlines: volleyball league,
bowling, soccer, curling bonspiel, 4
p.m., War Memorial Gym 202. Also
unit managers meeting, noon, gym
General   meeting,   noon,   IH   upper
Theology vs Autobiography, noon,
Lutheran Campus Centre.
General   meeting  to   discuss  party,
noon, SUB 215.
Jazz  and   booze dancing  party, $1
admission,    8    p.m.,    grad   studies
centre ballroom.
Party for members and some guests,
8:30 p.m., SUB party room.
Film: Man for all seasons, centre.
Take notice that the Student Court
is investigating into the matter
of the wording of the Indoor Pool
Reconsideration Referendum.
Persons desiring to   give evidence
in this matter are directed to the
hearing to be held on
the 24th day of October, 1974
at 12:30 in the Club's Lounge.
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LOST: HIS MARBLES. Dr. Bundolo's
Pandemonium Medicine Show, Mon.,
Oct. 28, 12:30 p.m. SUB Theatre. It's
GOLD TIMEX ELECTRIC lost near main
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Negative Ion Generators and Indoor
Electronic Air Purifiers on campus
and immediate area. Ideal for technical person with background in biology,
chemistry and or with interest in air
pollution. Interested parties send
resume to Montair Enterprises, Box
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French 202). Phone 922-4456 after
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Page 7
As neurotic or castrating
Shrinks stereotype women
in psychiatric terms are considered crazy no matter what they
do," says a leading clinical
psychologist and author.
Dr. Phyllis Chesler said at the
recent opening of a three-day
women's health seminar at McGill
University: "Those who accept the
stereotype of the 'feminine' woman
are called neurotic, and those who
don't are called other names, like
castrating or dyke."
"We live in a male-homosexual
culture," said Chesler, "one in
which men are both worshipped
and dominant.
"Women have low esteem, hate
themselves and are at least as
conformist as men."
Chesler attributed these feelings
to female acceptance of a male-
conceived role — one that portrays
women as compassionate, helpful,
altruistic creatures whose work
need not be rewarded, but whose
failure to produce the expected
(children, a clean house) is
inevitably punished.
"Women are afraid of such
punishment, and this fear leads
them to both greater self-sacrifice
and masochistic feelings," she
Chesler also noted some
significant biases she believes
exist in the male-dominated fields
of psychological and psychiatric
"Experts who are trained to find
insanity tend to find it. No one is
normal according to the experts
and a standard of mental health
therefore does not exist," said
"While everybody is at least
neurotic, according to the experts,
women are crazier," she said.
Chesler, author, of Women and
Madness, also said: "It is the
prevailing belief that for a woman
to be a real woman, she must have
experienced motherhood.".
She said many psychiatrists and
psychologists believe that
lesbianism doesn't exist. The
prevalent notion is "lesbians are
simply women who haven't found
the right man yet," she said.
"It's inconceivable to most male
doctors that a woman could prefer
another woman to a man."
"Women need help, a kind of
help that even the best
psychotherapy can't provide," she
said. "Women need economic help
— in the form of direct wages for
Profs seek 25% wage hike
University of Toronto faculty
association is seeking a 25 per cent
salary increase for next year, say
reliable university sources.
The association represents most
of the 2,500 teaching staff at the
Don Forster, U of T vice-
president and provost, who is also
chairman of the central budget
committee, replied only: "You'll
have to ask the association about
that," when asked to confirm the
Association president Bill Nelson
could not be reached for comment.
Forster did acknowledge,
however, that a ' four-person
committee had been set up to meet
with the association to try and
prepare a joint salary proposal for
U of T president John Evans.
Should the joint proposal fail,
Forster said, separate submissions
will be made.
The current average salary of
the 2,500-member faculty is
$20,000. A 25 per cent cent across
the board increase would therefore
cost the university $12.5 million.
University administrative staff
last summer accepted a $200 inflation compensation.
Student     society     president
Seymour Kanowitch reacted with
anger when told of faculty members' request.
"The cutback is going to affect
the classroom directly," said
Kanowitch. "The student is going
to suffer from this."
Kanowitch claimed that with the
size of the faculty demand
measured against the rate of increase of government funding, the
university would have to alter its
spending priorities.
"We all know where those cutbacks will come from," said
Terming   the   faculty   demand
irresponsible, Kanowitch
declared: "The faculty should
have the good of the university at
Author Silvano Greenspan wrote
his apocalyptic masterpiece,
"Watermillion Chitlins," at the age
of 92 when he was blind, deaf in one
eye, had three legs but was
quadraplegic in two of them,
suffered from muscular dystrophy
and Spleen's syndrome.
Despite these handicaps he
finished the 650-page novel in 17
straight hours of dictating to his
secretary . . . amazing but false.
Elections require staff
UBC registrar's office has hired
extra staff and is spending bundles
of money for elections related to
implementing the new Universities
The office is feeling the effects of
"a mad rush of elections," a
spokesperson for registrar Jack
Parnell said Wednesday. She said
an extra clerk has been hired and
the postage bill for several mail
ballots will be "enormous".
The office is responsible for
administering student, faculty,
alumni and staff elections for
senate and board of governors'
Election date for two faculty
representatives to the board of
governors is Nov. 28.
Nominations for two student representatives to the board close
Nov. 6 and elections will be held
Dec. 4, 5 and 6.
A letter is being sent by the
registrar's office to non-academic
staff asking for nominations for
their single board seat.
Radioactive isotope missing
milligrams of a radioactive isotope
have been stolen from the nuclear
research building at McMaster
The radioactive source, hulium
170, is used for medical research
and diagnostic techniques. When
not being used, it was kept in a
shielded container in an area
clearly, and repetitively, marked
with warning signs as to the nature
of the materials.
Dr. Richard Tomlinson, of the
nuclear physics department, said
the atomic energy control board,
the radiation protection division of
the department of national health
and welfare and the provincial
health ministry have been notified
as well as police.
Hulium occurs naturally in only
a stable form, (hulium 169), and
the radioactive isotope is produced
by irradiating the natural material
in a nuclear reactor. Its half-life is
129 days.
This isotope emits a strong X-ray
and the material is used in small,
portable X-ray units for medical
This metallic material was being
used in research in 1971 for a low
energy power source for space
travel applications.
Tomlinson explained that the
hulium has no monetary value and
was used only for the benefit of
others. He could find no motive for
the theft. He said that there was
absolutely no possibility that the
material was misplaced by a
member of the staff there.
He stressed that the "source"
could not affect people other than
the person carrying the material.
He said that touching it directly
with the skin, such as holding it in a
hand, would cause severe burns.
But he repeatedly emphasized that
there was no danger to the general
population on campus.
October 31st is the deadline to meet
The Vancouver School Board has invited interested citizens and organizations to respond to this
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labor — as well as education, child
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"Ideally there should exist a
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Blankstein on pool
'Ignorant or lying'
An Alma Mater Society grad
representative charged Wednesday that current AMS president
Gordie Blankstein is "either ill-
informed or just plain lying" about
finances for the proposed new
indoor pool.
Dave Fuller, speaking before
about 30 students gathered in home
economics 100 to debate student
funding of the pool, said Blankstein
is using scare tactics to gain
support for the pool.
The debate centred around the
pool referendum, now stalled in
student court. The referendum
asks students to withdraw financial support from the pool which is
currently being jointly funded by
the administration and the AMS.
Fuller said the AMS will not be
accountable for the full $200,000 of
architects' fees for the whole
project if students decide to stop
further involvement in the project.
Students will only be billed for
the amount of work done by the
architect, he said.
Fuller also said he did not like
the manner in which the architect
is being financed.
When.the architect finishes work
on one section of the project, the
pool committee makes a presentation of the architect's work to
council. If council approves the
drawings then the architect is
automatically paid.
Fuller said council should have
to approve the actual expenditures
at the end of each step of the
project, not just the drawings.
Blankstein said the finances of
the pool should not be the key issue
of the referendum debate. He said
the issue should be whether or not
students really want a pool.
"If you want the pool you've got
to pay for it," he said.
But AMS grad rep Stefan
Mochnacki disagreed with
He said Blankstein is trying to
build an empire around SUB,
adding   future   plans   include   a
accuses Blankstein
market place in the vicinity of
Mochnacki also said the pool was
primarily designed by physical
education students and would not
meet the needs of the general
student population.
Both Mochnacki and Fuller said
a cover over Empire Pool could
have been a better deal for
Mochnacki said the pool design
was extravagant and that the pool
drawings look more like a bath
than a swimming pool.
The drawings show a slightly U-
shaped pool with large glass walls.
Along with the pool are also included a sauna bath, a whirlpool
and a health spa.
Mochnacki said he is not opposed
to the pool itself, just student
participation in the financing.
He said the administration
should finance the pool just as
other Canadian university administrations finance all building.
In defence of the pool, Blankstein
said students, not the administration, designed the pool.
He said advertisements were
placed in The Ubyssey when the
functional programming was in
process requesting suggestions
from students on what, the pool
should look like.
Blankstein said he did not think
any one faculty dominated the
design stage.
If the pool is extravagant that is
what the students want, he said.
Blankstein said it would be nice
if the administration would pay for
the pool, but this is impossible
because the administration is
already stretching its budget to
finance several academic
On the charge of empire
building, Blankstein said students
would always have the final
decision on future developments
through the use of referendums.
Hikes 'defensible'
From page 3
amount that could be won in a
strike would be less than the wages
lost while the strike continued, he
Most workers will receive an
across the board wage increase of
$150 a month, boosting the base
rate from $390 a month to $540.
Administration president C. L.
Kaller said Wednesday the
university can find the increases
The university faculty
association has provisionally
accepted a total 23 per cent salary
and benefits increase. Besides a
basic 16.5 per cent increase, adjustments in rates of pay for
service length are five per cent and
pension increases two per cent.
The staff and faculty contracts
have not been ratified by the
university's board of governors.
Women demand paper control
students at McGill University have
submitted a proposal in an attempt
to win the editorship of this year's
arts and science undergraduate
society paper, the Free Press.
They want the papers to be run
exclusively by women.
Laura Benny, a member of the
group, said the paper would not be
a radical feminist paper, but would
deal with women's issues that can't
be treated in depth by other
She also said articles would deal
with issues of general importance
and that material from male
writers would be accepted.
Two other proposals for the Free
Press editorship have been submitted to society president Mark
Chodos. According to Benny, these
two proposals were very sketchy
and "sent by individuals who
wanted to run the paper because
they thought no one else wanted
Chodos has delayed in making a
decision because he hasn't been
able to contact the individuals who
submitted the other two proposals.
"In the interest of fairness these
people should have the opportunity
to elaborate on their proposals."
Benny said the women's group
became convinced that there was
discrimination involved against
them when two of the society
executives asked if the group was
taking Professor Marlene Dixon's
women's liberation course, offered
by the sociology department.
Benny said that although the
idea to run the Free Press was a
class project, the women plan to
control the paper all year even
though Dixon's course only lasts
the first semester.
According to Chodos, the society
would like the Free Press to be "a
society organ and also a free forum
for different student opinion."
On the women's group however,
Chodos said, "I was put off by their
tactics. They seemed to be taking a
very aggressive and offensive
stance. And I don't know if it would
be right to exclude men from
something like the Free Press."
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