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t was driving home one night after
\ studying out at CBC. I saw a hitchhiker near the LBC chapel and stopped to pick her up. She got in the back seal
of ni> car and handed me a piece of paper
with her iiame and address on it and explicit
instructions not to turn around and look at
I took her to Ihe address on the paper and
when I turned around Io tell her we were at
her home, she was gone. I went up to the
house and a woman answered the door. 1
walked inside and on the mantle above the
fireplace was a picture of the hitchiker I had
picked up i (old the woman 1 had jusl
given ihe voung woman a ride. She then
told me that her daughter had died several
years ago in a tar accident at the same spot I
had picked her up.
Now her ghost wanders around the I BC
Sounds like fiction doesn't it? Perhaps it
is. But why would somebody willingly risk
their reputation for the sake of a sensational storv? Why would the> tell someone
that (his happened to them? And wh>
would it "happen" to enough people to
come to the attention of leading mediums
and ghost researchers. I picked the stor> up
from a friend of a friend. That's how most
people pick up stories like this. This one's
been told man) times, and I'm certain I've
seen it in print before. But it's onl> one of a
number of Vancouver "true" ghost stories.
<■-■»*. here's also the ghosts of the
•*»W Gastown wax museum. A long time
ago the wax museum used to be a
slaughter-house, at least according to Sion
l)a\ies. high priest of the Aradia witch's
coven. About ten years ago he convinced
the management to allow him to hold a
seance there. He had felt "good vibes" and
wanted  to  attempt  it.  Since seances had
of SBattcoti-uer
been held at places such as Madame
Tussau's wax museum in England and the
people had never staved the night, the
seance was considered a fairl> major event.
It seems Davies managed to raise two
ghosts that night. One was the ghost of a
New Westminster woman who had taken
the eld trail to Gastown only lo find that
she had been betrayed bv her lover. In a fit
of depression, the woman committed
suicide. The other was the ghost of a voung
sailor who had been murdered and rolled
for cash. "I summoned up two spirits and
thev came," said Davies, "there are plenty
of ghosts in V ancouver.
"Occultists come from all over North
America to visit the slaughterhouse that is
now the wax museum, lots of vibes there
... A bit scary too."
There's also another ghost lurking in the
Gastown area. The building that houses
Maxine's Restaurant also seems to have a
bit of mystique surrounding it. The ghost
on their menu.
"At one time this building used to be a
brothel and there were supposedly a few
people killed in this place back then," a
Maxine's employee said. "The ghost is supposed to be a woman and one time about a
year ago when two of the people I had been
working with were both downstairs they
heard a noise like the sound of high heels
clicking on the main floor. They ran
upstairs to see what was happening, and no
one was there . . . and that's quite common.
"It's the basement that's the weirdest
part, though. There are all sorts of drafts
and doors closing for no reason. There are
lots of cold drafts that shouldn't he coming
from anywhere. And animals don't like
coming in the building. Apparently a
hooker was hung here, and another one was
i\ eaving the city for a moment, there's
•»^ also the classic storv of Vici'-ria's
April Ghosl. Sometime in Ihe
1930''., Doris Gavlin separated from her
husband. Ihe two used to meet every Sunday afternoon at Ihe Oak Bay Beach Hotel
and then they'd walk lo their homes, culling across the Beach Drive golf course.'
One of those walks was her last. Apparently her husband had begged her to
return to him and she refused. He killed
her. the next day her body was found . . .
someone saw her hand sticking up out of
Ihe ground.
Since then people keep claiming to see
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fashioned clothes, but when people get
closer to her they're usually overcome bv a
terrible sense of dread. Then she vanishes.
People who claim to have seen her in the
evening say she is dressed in a long white
gown and usually has her arms outstretched
as if she were pleading. And often, jusl
before thev see her, they experience a slight
Ruth Perschau, president of the united
psychic society, said she knows there are
ghosts in Vancouver. "I myself have seen
ghosts. I can tell you those things exist and
they come up when you think the least of it.
Usually   they   are earthbounu  spirit;,  who
don't even know that they've passed over."
Perschau, who is also a medium and a
doctor of metaphysics, said she has been to
at least ten places in Vancouver over the last
ten years to investigate ghostly appearances. She said most people don't like
to talk about having ghosts in their homes
because of the stigma attached to it. She
said she was once approached by members
of an institution to investigate ghostly
goings-on but the administration wouldn't
hear of it and she refused to do her work in
"These things are absolutely possible.
It's the job ot a medium lo find out whv
they (the ghosts) are still hanging around
and to convince them that thev have to go
"Vou have to talk to the earthbound
spirit and make clear that he or she is not
alive anymore and that they have to go on
and find peace in Ihe light. They have to
find the light."
The only truly mischievious ghosts
Perschau encounters are poltergeists.
"Poltergeists always have to do with
children or vouth in the home. Poltergeist
activity consists of moving objects, pictures
in be hung off the w "
trough the air . . . tl .
mischievious. I think poltergeist activity is
the result of earthbound mischievious
Most parapsychology researchers argue
that poltergeists can be explained away as
the result of psychic powers on the part of
either Ihe part or the child. But Perschau
disputes this.
"It is too much to be just being done by a
telekinetic energy field. I have seen spirits
and to me it's very clear. Scientists are still
looking for answers, but it's so simple.
Because if you can see, you know. And if
you know, there's no question about it
anymore. But you can't prove it."
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Vol. LXIV, No. 20
Vancouver, B.C. Friday, October 30, 1981
228-2301 Page 2
Friday, October 30, 1981
Support Canada Career Week: Nov. 2-8
"If you are one of U.B.C/s top
M.B.A. or B.Sc. graduates,
Gulf Canada would like to talk to you.
John Lynch
Director, Human Resources Gulf Canada Resources Inc.
Gulf Canada has a number of fast track opportunities for business and
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We're an aggressive company managed by Canadians and looking for
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Iln the next five years Gulf
Canada will be investing over
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in marketing. Gulf's growth will
create a lot of opportunities for
ambitious women and men all
across Canada.
2 Gulf has been divided into
three companies so you are
not starting at the base of a gigantic corporate pyramid. The three
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Limited, the overall planning entity (ii) Gulf Canada Resources
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energy sources and (iii) Gulf
Canada Products Company, which
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Gulf's restructuring of its com-
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pany to provide more opportunity
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4 Intelligence and drive are
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We  are  looking  for  the  next
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Quite candidly, we are aiming for
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Drive, ambition and leadership
qualities count as well.
5 "Diversity" describes opportunities for Gulf's future - and
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its eggs in one basket. And there is
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you as a result of Gulf's dividing
itself into three companies.
6 Gulf's Management team, from
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and on across the board, is Canadian through and through. (There
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If you would like to find where
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Gulf Canada
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401 9th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2H7
or call collect (403) 233-5314
GULF CANADA LIMITED Friday, October 30, 1981
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Last Saturday morning, I had the rare privilege of dining with a ghost.
Over coffee and croissants, I interviewed Dr. Basil Blankwell, a visiting
professor from Britain, about his remarkable mode of existence.
There is nothing striking about Dr. Blankwell when you first meet him —
except for his deep, aristocratic British accent, and the fact that he is
distinctly invisible.
I answered the doorbell to find a hat, some six feet off the ground, an
umbrella, shut and standing on its point, and a muffler, which seemed to
be unknotting itself. "Sorry I'm late," intoned a low, apologetic voice. "I
didn't realize the time. I'm afraid I'm often rather absent."
"Oh no, don't worry," I muttered through a haze of stupefaction.
"Come in, come in."
The umbrella came to rest just inside the door, while the hat and muffler
floated down the passageway with me to the breakfast nook. After we were
seated, I began:
"Have you always been a ghost?" I asked a bit fearfully.
"No. I became a ghost when I was 27. Though I sometimes wish I had
been a ghost as a child. It would have made me quite popular, I'm sure. I
would have had no trouble scoring goals in rugby, and I would never have
had to be 'it' in hide and seek.
"As it happened, I was very unathletic. In fact, I wasn't much interested
in sports at all. I read, most of the time. Books on history, philosophy,
mythology, astronomy, chemistry ... or spent the time on my principal
hobby back then — translating my mathematics textbooks into Old
"And what happened when you were 27? Why did this extraordinary
change take place?" His affable manner had already begun to put me at
"Well, I was a graduate student in philosophy at Cambridge that year. I
was working on my PhD thesis, which concerned Berkeley's theory of im-
materialism. That thesis was my whole existence. When I slept, I dreamed
about it. When I was shopping, I came home to find I had bought only
broccoli, mountains of it. When I took the train, I invariably missed my
stop. I spent whole days on trains, not knowing or caring where I was going."
He paused to sip his coffee. His mug rose to eye level, tilted, and placidly
resumed its spot on the table. All was silent for a moment.
"Then one day —" I started. "One day," continued Dr. Blankwell, "I
woke up to find my head was missing."
I gasped. "Just your head?"
"Quite so, quite so. It seemed at first to be in its usual place on my
pillow. But when I went into the lavatory to shave, there it was! Gone!" He
paused, seeming to reflect. "I never liked shaving anyway. Thought it was
a damned nuisance. Still, for a while, I missed my good old head. And it
was strange not being able to stroke my beard while I read Kant or
His croissant was beginning to wane. "Each day, a little more of me
disappeared, until on the 17th morning, I was completely gone."
I shut my mandible, which had been drooping indecorously, and leaned
forward intently. "But how did you feel about the whole affair?"
"I was annoyed. It was a terrible bother explaining to everyone what had
happened, when I scarcely knew myself. But eventually, I started to actually enjoy the novelty of it."
"What were people's reactions?"
"My wife didn't notice until I brought it to her attention. Since she
didn't seem to think anything was amiss, I broached the subject at supper
one evening. I said 'My dear, do you notice anything unusual about me?'
She peered at me, but her eyesight is very poor. 'Why no, Basil? she said. 'I
don't see anything.'
'Nothing at all?'
'And you don't find that unusual?'
She stopped to consider. 'Yes, perhaps . . . You used to have a beard,
did you not?'
I nodded. 'That is very true,my dear. I used also tohavea head, a torso,
and number of limbs.'
'Why so you did!' she said in a sudden burst of recollection mixed with
merriment. 'No wonder our bed seemed more spacious lately! I say, have
you fed the dog his supper?'
To others, however, I seemed conspicuous in my very absence. Perfectly
understandable, I dare say. After all, imagine yourself shopping in the
supermarket: you have never seen a ghost before, and have never believed
they could exist. Suddenly you spot a shopping cart, rolling jauntily down
the aisle on its own accord."
A knife dove for the butter, and a spoon for the marmalade.
"What's more, imagine your surprise when a jar of pickles leaps from
the shelf into the cart. Imagine other products rotating slowly in the air,
almost as if an invisible person were reading their labels to discover their ingredients."
"I can imagine peoples' surprise. I still haven't gotten over mine," I
said. "Tell me, are you always completely invisible?"
"Practically always. My tonsils show up in photographs occasionally.
Once in a while my appendix does the same. That's all."
"And what are the advantages of your condition?"
"Well, there are potentially thousands of advantages, but I happen to be
a very honest ghost. I simply choose to use my ghosthood for trivial but
useful things; butting into line-ups, leaving restaurants which, after seating
myself, I realize are too expensive, seating myself on the stage when there
are no more seats at the opera."
"Do you sneak into theatres without paying?" I asked, delighted with
the idea.
Dr. Blankwell, however, was taken aback. I could tell by the sudden,
sharp movement of his spoon. "Heavens, no!" cried he. "That is against
my ethics altogether! No good can come to those who are dishonest, even if
no one finds out."
"Oh. Yes, of course ... I find it very admirable that you have not
changed your morality, even in the face of what must be an awful temptation."
"Not at all," said Dr. Black well. A pipe, matches, and tobacco seemed
suddenly to materialize. Mesmerized, I watched the bobbing pipe undergo
the lighting ritual.
"Surely there must be some disadvantage of being a ghost?" I asked.
"It's frightfully dangerous sometimes," he admitted. "I have to stay out
of the way of people wielding scissors or breadknives. Pope says in The
Rape of the Lock that 'airy substance soon unites again,' but I fear this
may not be true. After all, was his an empirical observation? I think not."
"Have you had any close calls?" I couldn't keep my eyes off the pipe.
Smoke wafted amiably in my direction.
"Yes indeed. I once tripped over my son's toy xylophone, which was left
lying in the middle of the drawing-room. I fell onto the carpet, and nearly
got vacuumed up by my wife!"
"How alarming!"
"Yes . . . and once I almost got shut into our grand piano. I was bending
over the hammers, trying to discover why the instrument made such a
dreadful hiccoughing sound. (Turns out there was a rubber duck floating
around in there.) My wife, looking for a place to put her potted azalea,
began to lower the lid, inadvertently pushing me in as she did so."
"Good God!" 1 reflected on how such domestic perils could be. Then I
began to picture the spectacle of a Chopin nocturne playing itself, all the
delicacy of emotion included.
"Do you ever give recitals?" I asked.
"Sometimes. People seem to enjoy them, but too often I get the feeling
it's my stage absence that appeals to them most."
"Oh dear . . . What are your other hobbies?"
"Well, I've become an avid birdwatcher, partly because I don't scare the
fellows away. I also love to play Scrabble. Sometimes it's tempting to look
at peoples' letters to see who has the 'q', but I never stoop to cheating," he
said nobly.
"That's very commendable."
A few tranquil moments passed between us. Then Dr. Blankwell said,
"Is there anything else you'd like to know?"
"Yes. Are there any other ghosts in the world today?"
"Only two that I know of. One lives in Tucson, Arizona, and works as a
bouncer at a disco. The other is a department store detective in Tokyo."
Suddenly a pocket-watch appeared. "This has been a delightful
breakfast," said the ghost, "but I'm afraid 1 must be off." Watch, pipe,
matches and tobacco all disappeared. I thanked Dr. Blankwell for our illuminating chat, and accompanied the hat and muffler to the door. The
umbrella leapt up from its corner. "Thank-you so much," said Dr.
Blankwell. "Good day."
"Good-bye," I said. "See you around."
"Indeed?" said Dr. Blankwell.
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Friday, October 30, 1981
To reach Dracula's Castle the
traveller should take the coach
which departs every day at 3 p. m.
and drives through Jail,
Borgbrund, Maros Borgo, Tihucza
and on to the Borgo Pass. Here, a
carriage from Count Dracula
himself will meet the traveller and
deposit him at the castle by midnight.
The castle is built on the edge of a
terrible precipice. The chapel,
though in ruins, is quite interesting,
as it contains the coffin of Count
Dracula and other members of his
family. These coffins serve as
resting places for the vampires during the daytime and it is not recommended to visit the chapel at night.
Visitors are advised to take with
them the usual array of silver
crosses, strings of garlic, and
wooden stakes and hammers which
have proved successful over so
many years.
The Dictionary of Imaginary Places
By Alberto Manguel and
Gianni Guadalupi
Published by Lester Open and
Dennys Ltd.
This is a sample of the practical
advice which a traveller to previously uncharted lands may expect to
find in the Dictionary of imaginary
Places, by Alberto Manguel and
Gianni Guadalupi. The book is a
collection of those places, more distant and more exotic than the farthest outposts of the earth, which
have been created throughout the
ages in various literary works and
exist only in the imaginations of
authors and their readers.
But in their book, which is complete with maps, charts, and illustrations of many entries,
Manguel and Guadalupi treat these
places as though they really do exist. The authors write a practical
travelogue, providing would-be
armchair travellers with routes to
follow, customs to abide by,
languages and characteristics of the
inhabitants. It is a Horst Kohler
goes to Oz, or Utopia, or Never-
Never Land.
The dictionary has scary places to
visit, including such prime tourist
destinations as: The Island of Connubial Sacrifice, (from The Arabian
Nights fourteenth to sixteenth century A.D.) located somewhere in
the Indian Ocean and first described by Sinbad the Sailor. Here, the
inhabitants are renowned for their
bizarre funeral rites. If the husband
or wife dies, the surviving spouse is
buried as well (with water and a few
loaves of bread just to make things
cozy). A stone slab is placed over
the top of the burial chasm ensuring
that the partners enjoy connubial
bliss till eternity doth them part.
Needless to say, this practice virtually eliminates the need for joint
husband/wife life insurance
Other endearing characteristics
of the island include a savage tribe
which plies unwary visitors with
coconut milk laced with a powerful
hallucinogen. This induces a state
of madness, and the unfortunate
victims are then either cooked and
served with heavy sauces to the
King, or raw "in the style of la
cuisine minceur for the rest of the
tribe." Not your average Club Med
destination, to say the least.
Dictionary of exotica
Skull Island, King Kong's home
turf, is another interesting tropical
spot. It is particularly renowned for
its interesting animal inhabitants,
many of which are actually survivors of prehistoric times. The dictionary tells us that "the giant
gorilla known as Kong left the
island on one occasion for a trip to
New York, but his visit was not a
To encounter wildlife of another
sort, the traveller may be inclined to
visit Noble's Island (H. G. Wells,
. . CMtto. view from wwt side
The Island of Dr. Moreau, 1896).
Roaming the jungle he may encounter the unfortunate results of
experimental attempts by Dr.
Moreau, English biologist, to turn
beasts into humans.
A Mr. Prendick, who wrote a
history of the island and Dr.
Moreau's experiments, found upon
returning to England, that "many
of his own country men, though apparently normal, reminded him of
the animal-men. Prowling women
would mew after him, pale workers
with tired eyes like wounded deer
would cough at him, old people
would make him think of apemen.
Particularly nauseating were the
blank, expressionless faces of people on trains and buses." We've all
heard of the commuter stare; Prendick must have been thinking of
students on the 8:30 Seabus-UBC
Special when he penned those
Two places in John Bunyan's The
Pilgrim's Progress (1684) are best
avoided by those interested in keep-
Book leaves readers doubtful
Michelle Remembers is billed as a factual account
of a five-year-old child's journey into the macabre
world of satanism. For true believers in the occult
and sceptics alike, the book is one to be read in broad
daylight and preferably on an empty stomach.
Several passages are particularly gruesome and seem
to be designed specifically to shock the reader out of
his or her sunlit world.
According to the book, Michelle Smith was a normal, happy child who grew up to be a normal, happy
woman currently living in Victoria. But when 27
years old, Michelle began to remember events which
happened to her 22 years earlier. These memories
were so completely buried that previous psychiatric
treatment had failed to bring them to the surface.
The story unfolds through a series of sessions between psychiatrist (Lawrence Pazder) and patient
(Michelle). The patient enters a semi-trance and
relates the experiences of the five-year-old child; the
psychiatrist interprets these memories and links them
together for the patient and the reader.
Michelle Remembers
By Michelle Smith and Lawrence
Padzer, M.D.
Pocket Books, 334 pp. $3.95
Apparently, in 1955, her mother gave Michelle to a
cult of devil worshippers. The cult was attempting to
raise Satan and to do this they needed to "convert"
an innocent child to evil. Michelle was subjected to
horrifying atrocities which were designed to make her
feel totally worthless and unloved, a condition which
would hasten her conversion.
The various rituals set out in the book are apparently part of the Feast of the Beast, a black mass
celebrated by the Church of Satan once every 27
years. The Feast of the Beast lasts 81 days and leads
to an appearance of Satan himself. Once Satan appears, new priests are accepted into the cult and
Satan gives his followers his "master plan" for the
next 27 years, sending them on their ways in the
world of evil.
The book's publisher states that the emphasis is on
understatement. In spite of this, and in spite of the
fact that some scenes are rather vague (leaving much
to the reader's imagination), Michelle's memories are
She remembers being locked up for days in a cage
full of snakes. She is never washed and is given raw
flesh or ashes for food. She is denied water and must
drink her own urine in order to quench her thirst.
She speaks of a ritual during which women soak
sticks in a foul liquid and then insert them into her
rectum. She sees babies dismembered and speaks of
being painted with their blood. She watches animal
and human sacrifices.
When Michelle's story is told to a cardinal of the
Roman Catholic Church in Rome, he states "Impossible! I know Canada. It is a civilized country.
These things could not happen there." Or could
I      Since the book is supposedly factual and because
I   there is some supporting documentary evidence, the
Vreader is asked to suspend disbelief. For the believer
in the occult, this is a simple task because the book
contains all the traditional trappings of occultism:
the obligatory black candles, the strange thirteen-
point design, and the menacing, incomprehensible
chanting. As well, scenes take place in graveyards
and mausoleums and are populated with black-robed
But the sceptic suspending disbelief requires a conscious effort because of scanty supporting evidence,
loose ends which are left hanging, and inconsistencies. West coast Canadian readers must make an even
greater effort in their attempt to accept the story,
because it takes place in Victoria. Calm, staid, prim
and proper Victoria.
• The story is backed up by publisher's statement
that he feels Michelle is legitimate, and that she is
"one of those rare people, like Joan of Arc." A
bishop of the church adds his acceptance of Michelle
as authentic. There are pictures of placs that
could be those described by Michelle in her trances,
and medical evidence that she was at one time
hospitalized which would seem to support part of the
But other parts of the story are not supported by
evidence. The babies used in the sacrifices are apparently stillborn infants or premature fetuses,
"possibly stolen from hospitals." Surely the theft of
several fetuses, especially within a three-month
period, would be noticed by the hospitals and
reported to the police.
During the final rituals a young girl and one of the
"high priests" are killed, dismembered and thrown
into the ceremonial fire. Police records must contain
missing persons reports for these victims.
Large numbers of black-robed people gathering in
strange places late at night must have attracted attention. Why is there no evidence of police raids? Does
Victoria turn itself over to the cults for three months
of the year?
No definitive reason is given for Michelle's
presence at the final rituals. True, she is abused in an
attempt to raise Satan. But she is not converted to
evil and yet Satan is still raised.
Her presence at the final ceremony is just that. She
is required to watch but no more. Judging from the
efforts the cult put into converting her, the reader anticipates something more sinister in store for the
child. But she is not the sacrificial child. A false high
priest is discovered and killed. Michelle pretends to
co-operate, and her insincerity is not discovered.
Hospital records cannot be found for the years
before 1967. Michelle's mother died in 1964. Her
father disappeared and cannot be found. In other
words, there is no way to substantiate or dispute the
If Michelle Remembers were fiction, it would be
simply another case of an author attempting to
capitalize on the occult fad. But if it were fiction, the
reader would demand that the story be consistent and
neatly tied together. The book is presented as fact
and the authors do not speak as experts on satanism.
The reader is tempted to allow them the indulgences
of inconsistencies and loose ends.
But a factual book must have more supporting
evidence to back it up than this one offers. It is this
lack of evidence which ultimately leaves the reader
ing their souls. The first is known as
the Devil's Garden, a delightful
stretch of prime agricultural land
surrounding Beelzebub's Castle.
Travellers should take note that
Beelzebub often amuses himself by
shooting arrows at those who are
tempted by the delicious-looking
but extremely poisonous fruit which
grows there. Many have died from
eating it.
The Valley of the Shadow of
Death is a very dangerous region in
Christian's County. According to
the dictionary, "the entrance to the
valley is a narrow path, with a bottomless quagmire to the left and a
ditch to the right. It is extremely
difficult to follow the path between
the two; the blind have been leading
the blind into the ditch for centuries."
As is evident from this sampling,
The Dictionary of Imaginary Places
contains its share of less-than-
desirable tourist spots. But for
those who have ever wondered why
Easterners call our little stretch of
paradise on the west coast Lotus
Land, here is an excerpt from the
dictionary: "(It) is inhabited by
natives who feed on lotus blooms
(and soak in their hot tubs) and so
obtain oblivion from all mortal
cares. Out of kindness, they offer
the blooms (and a seat in their hot
tubs) to any visitor who will share
their table. Should the unwary
visitor taste of the lotus, all desire
to return to his native country (or
province) will vanish, and he will
only be able to go if made to leave
by force (ie. the hot tub drained and
his swimming trunks confiscated,
although sometimes not even this
deters him)."
Lord of the Rings trilogy fans will
be pleased to know that Tolkien's
lands of hobbits, elves, trolls and
goblins take up a good deal of the
dictionary, as do the many countries detailed in Swift's Gulliver's
Travels. All of the classic locations
include Prospero's Island, Atlantis,
King Solomon's Mines, Shangri-la,
and Wonderland, where, we are informed, should a visitor become
lost, information can be obtained
from a knowledgeable caterpillar
smoking a hookah (the next best
thing to Tourism B.C.).
Many less well-known imaginary
places are also included and of in-
terst. Entries are as ancient as
Dream Island in Virgil's Aeneid
from the 1st century B.C., and as
contemporary as Nutopia, the ideal
society postulated by John Lennon
in Mind Games.
The Dictionary of Imaginary
Places is a delightful and entertaining book, rife with interesting tidbits and the authors' understated
Wastepaperland, from Charles
Kingstey's The Water Babies (1863)
is another of many interesting entries, "a land of uncertain location
where all the stupid books ever produced lie in heaps, like leaves in a
winter wood. The people of the
country dig and grub around in the
piles to make worse books out of
bad ones and thrash the chaff so
that they can save the dust which
they then sell. They make a fairly
good living at their trade, particularly those who specialize in
children's books and modern
romantic fiction."
The Dictionary of Imaginary
Places is in no danger whatsoever of
ending up there. Friday, October 30, 1981
Page 5
Does Santa wear a
mushroom's colors?
In our culture stories of witches
and werewolves are told to children
as harmless folktales. But the image
of the witch and the werewolf were
hardly conceived in such innocence.
The image of a witch flying on a
broomstick originates from the
method by which they applied a
hallucinogenic ointment to their
The ointment, composed of
elements as varied as child's fat and
baf s blood and usually containing
a deleriant of the belladonna family, «HU> applied with a broomstick to
the tnucous membrances of the
vagina or the rectum where they
would be absorbed. The ointment
was commonly said to induce the
sensation of flight.
Werewolves originate from the
bizarre practice of sorcerers who
would smear the pelt of a wolf with
a similar ointment and then wear it
around their waist. The ointment
would be absorbed through their
skin, and it was believed that as the
sorcerer's intoxication progressed
the fur would grow over his whole
body and he would take on the appearance and behavior of a wolf.
One strange incident reported in
Pavia in the 1600's involves a
berserk man who told his captors
that he was a wolf whose fur grew
inward instead of out. To test the
truth of his claim they promptly cut
off his arms and legs. Though he
was proved innocent of
werewolvism he died shortly afterwards.
There are many remnants in our
culture   of   the   ritual   use   of
psychoactive drugs. Not all are as
gruesome as these two examples,
though, and not all are associated
with Halloween. In everything from
Santa Clause to the Bible, images
derived from the use of such drugs
in ancient and not so ancient
cultures can be found.
Pilsner beer for example, derives
its name from the word bilsenkraut
which is ther german name for the
powerful delerient henbane. It was
a Czech practice to add henbane to
their brew in the middle ages.
fear persists
Many images that originate in the
use of the lotus a? a psychoactive
persist in our society. The lotus position is common in many forms of
yoga, and the highest energy center
in kundalini yoga is depicted as the
thousand petaled lotus.
There are also the sedate but
satisfied lotus eaters of Homer's
Odyssey and Tennyson's famous
God's eyes, diamond shaped
decorations made of brightly colored wool and often used on
Christmas trees, were originally
votive offerings made by the
Huichol Indians to their peyote
Mushrooms more than anything
else in our culture are loaded with
associations that grow out of their
use as sacramental drugs. East
European and Russian peoples love
mushrooms and children learn at a
very young age which ones are safe
to collect in the forest. Anglo-
Saxon and North American Indians
on the other hand are quite fearful
of mushrooms.
These attitudes have their roots
primarily in the use of Amanita
muscaria, the classic red and white
fairy tale mushrooms as a drug.
Amanitas were used in Siberia by
shamans who, like Santa Clause,
lived in the north, were associated
with reindeer and often entered
peoples' homes through the
smokehole to perform magic
rituals. Like Santa Clause the
Amanita muscaria wears a red suit
trimmed in white. Though the connections are circumstantial, they
make for interesting speculation
about the reasons for Santa's jolly
Another fascinating theory,
though not generally an accepted
one, is advanced by John Allegro in
his book The Sacred Mushroom
and the Cross. He believes that
Jesus' immaculate conception
represents the seedless conception
of the Amanita and that Amanita
represents the way to God,  the
There is much more evidence to
support the theory of R. Gordon
There is much
evidence to
support the
theory that the
apple of Adam
and Eve was
the red-skinned
Wasson that the apple of Adam and
Eve was the red skinned Amanita.
All scholars agree that the fruit was
not an actual apple.
drug induced sensation of flight
Wasson's case is strengthened by
two parallels. First, both the tree of
life and the tree of the knowledge of
good and evil are usually depicted
as the birch. Amanitas muscaria
most often grows in association
with the roots of the birch tree.
Secondly, the toad is a symbol for
the devil in much folklore and is
also associated very closely with
Amanita muscaria — the
quintessential toadstool. This parallels the role of the serpent in the
Adam and Eve tale.
It is truly ironic that a culture
that condemns the use of these
drugs should have a folklore that
grows out of their use. It is strange
that we should lionize Lewis
Carrol's tale of Alice and the
mushroom, that we should frighten
our children with tales of witches,
and enchant them with promises of
a visit from Santa Clause, without
knowing the true origin of the
stories we tell.
Kole's religious dogma destroys magic of his illusions
The obvious connection between God and a magic show is
that both involve mystery and
Magic, as an entertainment
form, relies on the magician convincing the audience of the existence of the supernatural and of
the unexplained. The mysteries of
God are also unexplained and individuals must have faith that
mystical occurrences do happen.
So when Andre Kole, who
claims to be a world class illusionist, tries to use magic, which he
says does not exist, to explain the
spiritual, which he believes exists,
he fails.
Oct. 25 at the SUB ballroom, was
neither mystical nor magical. The
performance attracted a full
house, which regretfully expressed
its displeasure at both of the
shows failures.
The show, divided into two
distinct parts, presented the standard stock and trade of any magic
show with levitation, disappearance, metamorphosis and
dismemberment in the first part.
The second part billed as a
magical and spiritual experience
unfolds as an allegory about the
life of Christ and why one should
embrace Christianity.
Kole uses a bedside lamp to
represent man. The tubular lamp
shade symbolizes the body of
man. The wire meshed decorative
screen is man's soul — the will, intellect and emotions. An ordinary
60 watt light bulb represents the
spirit of man. Kole says the spirit
is that part of man which allows
personal relationship with God.
But of course after the original
sin the spirit of man dies. Says
Kole, "the light went out in the
life of man." Kole unscrews the
light bulb now concealed by the
"body and soul" lamp and the
light goes out.
The allegory continues but now
with a different twist. Miraculously, the light bulb no longer
represents the spirit but represents
the body of Christ. Several
minutes of religious monologue
ensue and finally Kole wraps the
light bulb in symbolic burial
clothes, a multicoloured scarf,
and puts it in a representative
tomb, a black box.
While Kole continues his sermon, his magical words explain
how to get the spirit back into the
body and soul. It is by embracing
Christ. In the story, when Mary
examines the tomb of Christ the
burial clothes are empty. And as if
by magic, when Kole opens the
tomb, the light bulb is missing.
Even the most naive members of
the audience know where the light
bulb is.
The trick by magical standards
is preciously simple. The trick and
the allegory together are so simple
that belief and indeed life is
trivialized. While Kole in the first
part of the show emphasizes the
lack of supernatural in his illusions, in the second part he expects the audience to belief in
divine mysticism as in the light
bulb allegory. One may believe
very strongly in God, already but
one likely would not convert based on Kole's performance.
Kole then establishes himself as
an authority on all supernatural.
He says that through his investigations of Jesus Christ he has determined that mesmerization or hypnosis are not alternatives to the
authenticity of the mysticism of
the Bible. After all, he spent his
whole life studying illusions. He
should know if Christ was nothing
more than a first century trickster.
The audience was warned of the
religious nature of the last half of
the show and even provided an
opportunity to leave if they were,
afraid that his words might be
"offensive." No one left.
Despite references to Christianity and his own conversion at the
age of 25 after two friends committed suicide, the first part of the
program offered some good illusions. If he hadn't tried to take the
mystery out of the illusions —
they would have been convincing.
The levitation illusion defies explanation except that before it is
executed Kole says that any eight
year old could do it with 20 years
of practice.
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Kole shrouded in white robes
with gold cord trim takes the lotus
position on an altar. The
backdrop is a ring with flashing
lights. The set is both exotic and
mystical in appearance. Kole
places his hands on two pedestals
and slowly rises off the altar. His
assistant passes a solid metal hoop
completely around his body. One
simply wonders what natural
means Kole uses to create the illusion.
Kole has travelled through 74
countries. A number of the illusions have an international flair to
them. There is the Bermuda
triangle disappearing act and the
Chinese guillotine in addition to
the eastern levitation number. An
interesting illusion where a
woman turns into a man is
evidence that his travels undoubtedly included Sweden.
But most of the illusions were
repetitive. It seemed like there
would be no end to bodies sliced,
sawed or shrunk to miniature
sizes. The program also included
far too many versions of disappearing acts to hold sustained interest. Kole himself is easily thin
enough to fit in a compartment in
the floor of the disappearing
chamber. Kole dressed in a
powder blue leisure suit with se-
quined buttons almost disappears
turning sideways.
The World of Illusion could
easily be renamed the World of
Disillusionment despite potentially clever magic. Magic and mystic
don't mix. Page 6
Friday, October 30,1981
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
MacBeth Act IV Scene 1
Try and imagine a witch. Close your eyes
for a moment. Now try it. It's probably an
old hag with a craggy wart-ridden face. She
has evil piercing eyes and rotten yellow teeth.
She's wearing a black cape and a pointed hat
and she's stirring a cauldron filled with
unmentionably vile things. Perhaps she even
eats small children. Isn't that the stuff that
nightmares are made on?
Brian is a witch. He sounds like a fairly
average male in his mid-twenties. He was typing, so perhaps he's a student. Maybe he's
even a friend of yours. He was told by someone at Pheonix Metaphysical Books that
The Ubyssey wanted information on witchcraft.
He contacted The Ubyssey by phone. He
didn't want to be interviewed in person, and
he declined to give his full name. "There are
still a lot of bad prejudices against witches,
and there are a lot of bad consequences that
can ceme from going public.
"We have a lot of trouble with people who
don't make any distinction between witches
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and satanists," Brian said. Witches are people who practice Wicca, a religion which
predates Christianity by over 15,000 years.
"Wicca is fundamentally a nature religion in
which people try to become attuned with the
major active forces around them and try to
work with these forces. It includes a fairly
heavy emphasis on psychic or occult forces,
as well as the everyday forces. It also emphasizes balance rather than might or exploitation."
Brian said he feels the same way about
people who make no distinction between witchcraft and satanism "as the Christians felt
about people who spread stories about them
burning babies and doing all kinds of things
like that." Witches do cast spells, but they
are primarily intended to be beneficial.
"One of the tenents of the craft is that
whatever you do is going to have a similar effect upon yourself. It will come back to you
three times. That's a little bit exaggerated,
but it still embodies the fundamental perspectives, and it's a strong deterrent to anyone
who's thinking of doing anything really
harmful to anyone else.
"It doesn't mean people won't try to protect themselves, but it does mean that people
won't go out and, for a trivial reason, try to
infringe on somebody else's life."
There are basically two kinds of Wiccan
rituals. One is a celebration or Sabat the purpose of which is to recharge energy and get in
touch with the major seasonal events. The
other ritual is Esbats, more of a working session, to help anybody in trouble or do
beneficial things for groups or the environment.
"Hallowe'en is a Wiccan harvest festival,"
Brian said, "it's also a time when most plant
life and some animal life is dying or going into hibernation. It's a funny part of the year,
with a lot of entities, souls and spirits passing
between here and the nether world. It is a
time with a really strong spirit to it. You can
feel the presence of those souls in the air and
I think children are especially sensitive to it.
It has a really tangible feeling and I think
that's why Hallowe'en has remained so
Brian said it is hard to tell how many practicing witches there are in Vancouver, but he
estimates there are only a few dozen. But he
feels witches are religious specialists who people go to in times of need. He suspects there
are thousands of people who share the Wiccan world view and system of values, but are
simply not interested enough to develop expertise in the area.
Theatrical witches and stereotypes are the
biggest problems Wiccans face according to
Brian. "There are a lot of people who
achieve fame by exploiting the craft. People
who are willing to go by the public have a
Vaudevillian approach to the craft. They go
into the spookiness of it — that sort of thing.
"They're basically showmen who go in it
for sensationalistic reactions. They help give
us a bad name more than anything else and
though we're not really like that, those are
the people who go on radio and T.V. and
that's the way we're seen by the public."
Sion Davies, high priest of the coven of
Aradia, has a bit of the Vaudevillian in him.
After lecturing all over North America, he's
conscious of cameras and he knows how to
pose to give the public what they want. You
can almost imagine him donning a black robe
and black hat and sitting on a broom just for
the hell of it. He seems to enjoy camping the
public view of a witch, just to demonstrate
how ridiculous it is.
Although Davies is public, he fears that the
Christian viewpoint of witches hasn't changed in the past 2,000 years. "It (Christianity) is
the crudest, most bloodthirsty religion
known to man."
Davies, a merchant seaman 6 months of
the year, is also bothered by the lack of
distinction the public makes between witches
and satanists. "There's no such thing as a
satanist unless you're a fucked up Christian.
If you're a defunct Christian you will worship Satan; in our faith there is no Satan and
there never was." Davies feels that anyone
who could worship the devil would have to be
an idiot, because it is entirely negative.
Many of the symbols used by stereotypical
satanists come from the Wiccan faith. Davies
said one of the conversion rites for becoming
a Wiccan consists of reciting the Lord's
Prayer backwards for a number of days. The
reason for this is not to insult Christianity,
but to rid the prospective witch of any
previous religious ties.
Davies agrees with Brian that there are
many people who share the Wiccan
philosophy but don't realize it. "All environmentalists are actually Wiccans who
aren't initiated, because anybody who cares
about mother nature is a witch." Davies,
himself, donates the money from his lectures
to Greenpeace and the Sea Shepherd. Friday, October 30, 1981
Page 7
'Play play' porn breeds cruelty
The image of a young woman flashes on the screen.
She is naked but for her silver, spiked, high heeled
shoes, she sweats under the hot pink klieg lights of the
cabaret. She gyrates, thrusting her body forward, close
to the faces of the leering, respectable men in their grey
flannel suits, watching with moist eyes.
Her body is my body, reviled, made an object of
public lust and shame. Discomfort fills me and it
becomes apparent that this film has nothing to do with
love but only exploitation.
The film is a recently produced national film board
documentary, Not A Love Story: This Film Is About
Pornography, recently screened privately in Vancouver.
The filmmakers let the people involved in the 'industry' speak for themselves. Bonnie Kerr Klein, interviews David Wells, editor and publisher of Rustler, Elite
and six other porno magazines.
"I would say that the standards are a little rougher.
The magazines (now) are more explicit, possibly because
of women's liberation. Men have started to feel
emasculated and they like to fantasize about women.
They prefer to dominate those women," says Wells.
Klein carefully controls her temper. Wells explains
how the greatest male fantasy is to have a woman kneeling at his feet performing fellatio.
Klein shoots back, "How do you know this? Is this
what market research tells you?"
Wells replies, "Yes."
Says   Suze   Randall,   a   Playboy   and   Penthouse
The more that women can be
just cardboard cutouts, or
bunnies, or pets, the easier
it is not to have any feeling
for them, not to have
any compassion. Compassion
is a very dangerous thing.
photographer: "It's all play-play, it's all fantasy. It's
nothing that anyone would take seriously."
It is the typical response of the porno industrialists.
They believe this is fantasy, that it is healthy for men to
think they can dominate, beat, rape and kill women as
long as it's only "play-play."
Kathleen Barry, an author who has done considerable
research on the links between pornography and violence
against women in our society, explodes this myth.
"It may be just simply how you treat your secretary
four weeks from now. It may be what you decide you
want your wife to do because she isn't as interesting as
what you see in the'films. But somehow, it (pornography) gets translated back. And that's what all of
us remain, as potential, if not real, victims of what goes
on in those theatres."
Poet and writer Kenneth Pitchford supports this view.
"The more that women can be just cardboard cutouts,
or bunnies, or pets, the easier it is not to have any feeling
for them, not to have any compassion. Compassion is a
very dangerous thing. It cuts across ihat domination
That pornography seeks to exploit and abuse women
is made extremely clear by the filmmakers' descent onto
New York's Forty-second street sex strip.
There are four times as many sex theatres, peep show
booths and strip joins as there are McDonald's
restaurants in North America. Forty-second street is by
no means an anomaly. It is a bigger version of what happens in every major city.
Tracey and Klein interview a couple who perform a
live sex show 12 times a night for $25 a show. The
woman explains that this life is easier than turning tricks
on the street and that "I can be with the man I love."
Why do people come to see her? Some men come
because they enjoy seeing her black partner
"downgrade" her. Others yell, "fuck her, make her
The two women also interview women who work in
booths. Men pay a dollar for a token. When they drop
the coin in a box, a metal plate is raised, revealing a
woman scantily dressed and sitting behind a plexiglass
shield. They talk to each other through a telephone.
She spreads her legs, urging her customer to "take it
out." The man replies "no, you're not good enough for
me." Many women who work there grow to hate men,
she later tells Klein.
They travel to a peep show theatre. Tracey cajoles the
manager into letting the camera film one of the shows. It
is entitled Beat the Bitch.
A crudely made black and white image flickers on the
screen. A man is forcing a woman onto a table, has stuffed her mouth with a potato and is biting her breasts and
pulling out her public hair by the handful.
"That hurts," says Tracey.
"But it's not real. Those people aren't getting hurt,"
says the manager.
More shots. This time of children. In one scene a girl
sits on a medical examination table in a short dress. A
naked man approaches with an erection and the child
reaches out to stroke it.
Another shot of a woman with her breasts bound so
tightly with rope they are turning purple. She is strung
up by her feet, awaiting torture.
Despite these criticisms the film is powerful, and for
someone who has had little exposure to the hard core,
ugly side of sexual exploitation in our society, it hits
hard. The music is well orchestrated and instead of viewing the women, affectionately known as 'pin-up girls,'
there is something sinister and sickening about their
vulnerable poses and dewy eyes.
Making the film and seeing the effect thaj pornography had on these women changed Tracey's life.
"I was creating an opportunity for that (hard-core
porn) to happen here," said the 27 year old who had
made stripping her career for 10 years.
Her perspective probably steered the filmmakers away
from adopting a condescending attitude toward the
women they interviewed. In an opening scene Tracey explains how she once joined an anti-porno rally in Montreal and was turned off when the women had an "oh,
poor you" attitude towards her.
Tracey's strip show act is disturbing because she attempts to combine humor into her dance. "I didn't
think I was part of pornography," she says. "I thought
I was a special act . . . funny, artistic."
Making women see these connections in their own
lives is an important step toward stopping pornography
but is another area where the filmmakers are lacking.
There is only one shot tying advertising and pornography; a Calvin Klein jeans ad, towering above a New
York building.
According to Ed Donnerstein, a research psychologist
quoted in the film, there is a causal link between por-
GRAPHIC . . . from Hustler depicts pornography's violence against women
The film is as difficult to watch as it is to assess. It
reveals the gross exploitation and suffering women are
forced into in the name of sex, and even love. But the
film is certainly not flawless and leaves a myriad of
ambiguous feelings.
Kathleen Shannon, the film's executive director, was
at the screening and explained how the idea to investigate pornography began. Klein's eight-year-old
daughter came across a copy of Penthouse in a cabin her
mother shared with another family. Klein was at a loss
to explain to her inquisitive daughter what pornography
The film is much like that adolescent voyage into the
unknown and at times this perspective is somewhat irritating. For example we see a scene where Klein and her
eight year old walk into the corner store to shop. A
voice-over tells us the story about the young girl first
discovering pornography as the camera records the child
watching a male shopper browse through a Penthouse
Come on, the story would have been enough, we can
all imagine that first encounter without being led by the
At other times the film slips into sloppy self-
indulgence that weakens its message. Linda Lee Tracey,
a Montreal stripper, accompanies Klein on her journey
through the sex shows, strip joints and peep movie theatres in New York and beyond. This, in a sense, is her
story of realization that stripping is another form of
But the film ends with Tracey and Klein on a beach
reciting poetry. It is Tracey's statement about her
journey, and it is good poetry, but it is somehow inappropriate.
nography and increased male violence.
"There's something about the combination of pornography and aggression which becomes a very powerful image. If we list all the variables which we think can
increase aggressive behavior and rank the top ten, probably eight of them are thrown together in aggressive pornography," says Donnerstein.
Far from being the healthy, fantasy outlet for men
that people like Randall and West make it out to be,
pornography perpetrates and legitimizes violence
against women in our society.
Perhaps this connection could have been more clearly
illustrated in the film. Otherwise it may be too easy for
men and ouir society to excuse it because it shows the extreme rather than the norm. Although, for millions of
men, it is the norm.
What is also alarming about the issue of pornography
is its growth. In Canada where consumers were forced to
buy American publications, there is now a proliferation.
A Vancouver Magazine Service Distribution spokesperson said at least half of the 4,000 magazines they handle
are pornographic.
She said the number of pornographic magazines has
increased "greatly" in the past sue years she has worked
at the magazine service. "We're getting more and more
all the time."
Not A Love Story outlines the depth of the problem
and despite its inability to link the extremes with other
aspects of our society, it is an important film.
Because of the film's many explicit scenes, however, it
has tangled with the censor boards and according to
NFB regional manager Bruce Pilgrim, there are no plans
to show the film publicly in B.C. Page 8
Friday, October 30, 1981
Gardiner loses melody
Conductor John Eliot Gardiner
has shaped the CBC Vancouver Orchestra into the best in Vancouver
with his Toscanini methods, and his
interpretations are generally lively
and original.
But Wednesday's concert was an
Gardiner found great drama in
the Schubert Unfinished Symphony, and made much of this
drama by sharply pointing rhythms
to build climaxes. But the essence of
Schubert is melody, not dramatic
climaxes, and the long, lovely
melodic passages lost much by being weakly phrased and deprived of
any dynamic nuance.
The solo passages were often very
fine by contrast because the individual musicians could add their
own expressive touches, and many
of the musicians in the orchestra are
very sensitive players. It was the
concerted passages, especially the
cello section, that required the conductor's attention to be phrased
and sung. This did not happen.
I can remember no details of the
Richard Strauss Second Horn Concerto. I am biased: I find the work
tedious, with only a few moments
of fanfares to keep me awake and
annoyed by the rest of the concerto.
Martin Hackleman's playing of the
solo impressed me most with his
huge golden sound, rather like
sunrise over a calm sea.
But 20 minutes of this, and I
began to feel desperately in need of
a tune or a rhythm or just anything
to relieve the sauna-like torpor induced by that long, golden sound
with nothing to do.
This disturbed me all the more
because Hackleman has in the past
played with very fine singing grace
along with his powerful tone.
Closing the concert, Delia Wallis
sang Les Nuits d'ete by Berlioz.
Apart from her tone which was produced exclusively by her nose, and
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her accent which, when
distinguishable, sounded rather
Quebecois, Wallis sang like a
typical modern classical singer —
tediously, with no shading of color
in her voice, no significant dynamic
contrasts, no sense of rubato, and
little feeling for the sensuous
Berlioz, or anything else at all.
Fanfare Magazine recently had
comments about singing like this,
and modern singing in general. It
was a review of a large recording
series featuring great singers of the
first third of this century. The review began calmly, explaining the
systems by which very old 78 RPM
records were processed to yield the
most accurate reproduction possible.
Slowly, the reviewer built up to a
climax in the last few sentences,
saying that these recordings of old
singers were "devastating
evidence" showing the terrible
decline of the art of singing.
And    someone   should   say
something about the CBC and their
forests of microphones. Gardiner
was literally encaged by three
towering stands, so that his gestures
were restricted to odd twisted motions. And there were other stands
everywhere, and they were ugly.
Even the BBC uses only two
microphones placed well back, and
they get fine sound. So where does
the CBC get the idea that they need
complex multimiking for a concert?
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r's visual feast
LILI MARLEEN ... on her way to visit Hitler wondering how to address the Fuhrer
Rainer Werner Fassbinder's films have a
sharp, hard-edged quality about them. The
director isn't subtle in technique, but his
didactic narratives can be fascinating and intriguing. In his films Fassbinder consciously
calls attention to technique; fracturing the illusion of reality. Films like the Marriage of
Maria Braun (1978) and Fox and His Friends
(1976) are parables. Within their conventionalized plot structures, there lurks a
Brechtian master.
Lili Marleen
Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Starring Hanna Scbygulla and
Giancarlo Giannini
Playing at tbe Ridge
It is the same with Lili Marleen,
Fassbinder's most recent picture. Superficially, the film is a gigantic spectacle, a visual
feast for the senses. But it is also much more
than that. It is Fassbinder's exercise in myth
and myth-making. The nation that heralds
Lili Marleen as a goddess-chanteuse is also
the same nation that believes in Hitler.
There is a central romantic plot in Lili
Marleen, and it drives the narrative. Willie
(Hanna Schygulla) and Robert (Giancarlo
Giannini) are lovers separated by social constraints of a Nazi Germany and by Robert's
father, who believes Willie will betray his
underground activities in the Jewish
resistance. There is paranoia on both sides,
and Willie and Robert are doomed to be separated. He is left in Switzerland, she in Germany.
Stranded in Germany, Willie pursues a
night club career, and with the help of a Nazi
official records Lili Marleen, a melodic ditty
that quite accidentally becomes Germany's
favorite song. Willie is catapulted into a new
lifestyle of splendor and glamor.
Fassbinder bathes Schygulla in a halo of
bright, white light which is particularly effective since it captures the mood of the whole
film. Lili Marleen is full of shiny, impersonal
textures. Bright light seems to bounce off
every piece of furniture and glass.
Whenever Willie is on the screen, she
seems to exude an angelic radiance. But the
rest of the film is different. Early parts of the
film bathe in sunlight, which floods every locale, but the light seems hollow. There is no
stability. During a scene in which Robert's
father tries to persuade him to abandon
Willie, the camera tracks incessantly from
one to the other, searching for a stable
As it glides across the room, the camera
and the composition mirror the dichotomy of
the situation. The lack of dark shadows indicate that Robert's father has noble aims in
mind, but at the same time, there are no deep
textures in the scene. Surfaces gleam with
light without any degree of certainty.
Fassbinder's constantly moving camera is
reminiscent of Max Orphuls' use of tracking
shots. The moving camera doesn't detract
from the film; since the cutting is always on
movement, Fassbinder creates a fluid ease in
sequence transitions.
Once the characters are established,
Fassbinder does something daring. He sends
up his own story. There are conventions of
melodrama in Willie and Robert's love affair, but Fassbinder doesn't let you empathize with the characters with any degree
of emotional intensity. After Robert is
separated from her a second time, Willie
starts crying. But everything about her gesture and composure suggests a near-parody
of a typical character jilted by her lover.
Willie remains the focus of the film
throughout. Fassbinder's sole interest is in
depicting the myth that became Lili Marleea
Based on a novel by Lale Andersen,
Fassbinder's Lili Marleen is a quintessential
film exercise in myth-making. Subtle
parallels are suggested between Willie's rise
as Lili Marleen (she becomes identified with
the song) and Hitler's rise in Germany. There
is a breathtaking scene in the film in which
Willie, commanded to meet the Fuhrer,
ascends to his headquarters, wondering what
to call him. As she nears the office, the huge
monolithic doors open majestically to reveal
a bastion of bright light, and Willie disappears inconspicuously into the almost supernatural pool of brightness.
The Germany of Fassbinder's film is a
country enveloped in myths. It is pointless to
look at Lili Marleen as a 'realistic' document
of Nazi Germany. What Fassbinder is after
are expressionistic truths. Lili Marleen must
be seen as a parable of love and of wartime
exploits. The tired soldiers take time off
(three minutes every night) to listen to Lili
Marleen on the radio, while Willie enjoys the
luxury the song has afforded her.
There are few scenes of political confrontations between Robert and Willie. When he
asks her, "Don't you see what's going on?"
she rebuffs him. "I don't know anything
about that. All I do is sing a song." And all
she really does is sing a song — Lili Marleen.
Fassbinder isn't interested in making a
conventional anti-war movie. Other directors
have taken care of that. The Nazis are seen as
buffoons and Fassbinder mocks them continuously. A Nazi bureaucrat threatens Willie
ominously, and then proceeds to bang his
head on a low ceiling arch.
Willie doesn't stay in Germany because she
believes in Nazism, as Robert's father fears.
Germany is her homeland, and when Robert
leaves her early in the film, she has nowhere
to turn to except her country. Willie doesn't
internalize Nazi propaganda. Like
Fassbinder she is a survivalist. She is at once
vulnerable and strong.
Schygulla has an earthy presence about
her. No one dominates her. All she wants to
do is sing. Politics take a back seat for Willie.
In Willie, Fassbinder has captured the
strength of an individual spirit. She is hurt
when Robert suggests that she feels sympathetic to the emergence of a fascist order in
Germany. "See, I'm German, Aryan to the
Stone Age," she retorts cynically.
Fassbinder doesn't condemn Nazism
overtly. Even his battle scenes seem like stock
footage. The Brechtian strategy works best
here. The repetitious montage of the song
and battle scene footage is emotionally effective at first, but becomes alienating because it calls attention to technique. The intellectual montage is quite obvious: it jerks
the viewer out of a passive attachment to the
screen. Leaving the film, one cannot hesitate
to question Fassbinder's strategy in Lili Marleen. The film makes you think consciously
of the director's decision to mold his narrative with a certain slant.
Fassbinder captures the feeling of war time
Germany mythically. While the focus remains on Willie and the melodic, evocative
song, Lili Marleen, there are shadings of a
country stagnating in decadence and irrev-
erance. The radio keeps blurting out optimistic, propagandist messages, declaring
Germany as a "united, powerful country,"
yet in the story of Willie herself there is
evidence of rags-to-riches phenomenon, of
chance and luck that has nothing to do with
unity or artistic freedom.
Lili Marleen is enchanting, lyrical, apolitical and alienating. Visually, the film is stunning and thematically, the film scores as a
parable. It is everything Fassbinder meant it
to be.
Kopif s Wings creates shock of stroke
Language is a playwright's
primary weapon, so it is disarming
when Arthur Kopit purposefully
blasts speech and distorts thought
in Wings, his story of Emily Stilson,
an aphasic stroke victim struggling
to retune her language and inner
The play is a fantastical whirl of
kaleidoscopic effects, nightmarish
blanks and comic normality, all
strung taut by the bewildered
might of Frances Hyland as Emily
Emily, a retired flyer and wing-
walker, suffers a stroke within the
first few moments of the play, and
suddenly the audience is jettisoned
into the dizzy disorientation of
aphasia, where speech or comprehension or both are lost by
damage to the brain.
Hyland musters incredible power
to portray a dual Emily — as she
was, and still seems to herself —
and as she now really is, a woman
whose thought is severed from
Hyland braces herself in a chair,
squarely facing the audience, and
powerfully expresses Emily's
bewilderment: "Words that used to
be there are now somewhere else."
This is Emily's inner mind, a private
reality which is no longer real.
Behind Hyland, a maze of
transparent yet confusingly reflective set dividers contain the true
reality — a frantic onslaught of
doctors, and desperate months of
medication and rehabilitation.
These ingenious dividers throw
Hyland's reflection back amidst the
panic, allowing her to participate
yet remain aloof from the crisis. It
is a masterly translation of Emily's
distracted duality into concrete set
Written by Arthur Kopit
Directed by Guy Sprung
At the Vancouver Playhouse
Indeed, the entire production is
marked by a sincere desire to
translate the confusion and horror
of an aphasic stroke into a concrete
experience for the audience.
To this end, the cast spent many
hours in a Vancouver stroke
rehabilitation unit speaking with ac
tual stroke victims. Their emotional
sincerity shows and is intensified by
the dizzying lighting and set design
of Jeffrey Dallas and disturbing
sound effects by UBC graduate
Bruce Ruddell.
Kopit's Wings becomes not a
play about stroke, but the electric
shock of a stroke itself.
It is also a one-woman show.
Hyland is a powerful actress who is
eloquent in stricken speech and
lucid in panicked confusion. The
supporting cast, most notably
Diane D'Aquila, Guy Bannerman,
Roland Hewgill and Jack Ammon,
give Hyland a warm but commen-
dably subdued performance.
The result: Wings has an emotional impact that Playhouse productions usually lack. As Emily
slowly, painfully and amazingly
draws her thought and speech
together, attempting to recapture
language, she fitfully recalls a
similar terrifying experience from
her past. As a pilot on a solo run,
she once lost her way in a foggy expanse. Running out of gas, she
forced herself to stop circling the
comforting light of a small town
below, heading out into the terrifying darkness, hoping to reach her
destination in time.
That raw gut courage is the same
strength    she   draws   on    now,
transforming her past flight into a
poetic metaphor for her present
struggles. And Hyland's wrenching
portrayal of this flight into darkness
makes Wings soar.
HYLAND . . . and Bannerman in occupational therapy preparing for
play Page 10
Friday, October 30, 1981
No answer in Soeurs
What would you do if you won a
million trading stamps? Germaine
Lauzon, the lucky housewife in Michel Tremblay's Les Belles Soeurs,
throws a stamp-pasting party. No
cocktails, no hors d'oeuvres — instead potato chips, Coca-Cola and
the gossipy chatter of 15 women inhabit Germaine's kitchen.
This innocent party culminates in
an escapade of jealousy, thievery
and deceit.
From the chaste Rheauna to the
tainted Pierrette, these 15 women
share a frustrating, mediocre existence. Through tragedy and comedy,
Les Belles Soeurs unravels the individual stories of these working class
Quebecois women.
From the start chaos dominates
the play's rhythm. The telephone
rings, Germaine bellows and her
friends cart chairs across the kitchen. While the Lord's prayer
blares from the radio, the women
kneel in silence, and an old woman
crashes off a neighboring balcony.
Les Belles Soeurs
By Michel Tremblay
At Studio 58 until Nov. 7
There are no door prizes at this
frenetically droll party, but the
players certainly score for their acting. With her slouched stance and
expressive gestures Nicole Robert is
hilarious as Rose. She despites her
psychotic daughter-in-law who lets
her kids mummy themselves in
toilet paper, then play in the
Tanya Huse, also effectively portrays the neurotic Germaine who,
ali smiles and charm in her red
dress, suddenly explodes into childish tantrums.
Barbara Russel directs a cast who
shine both alone and in groups. In
Ode to Bingo for example, a chorus
line of dowdy middle-aged women
extol the excitement of their favorite game. And the audience roars at
the devotion to such a plebeian pastime.
Beneath the muddled disputes
and jealousy, interior monologues
expose the tragic vacuum of these
women's lives. Des Neiges Verrette,
for instance, humbly reveals her
love for the only man who ever
noticed her: a door-to-door salesman who calls once a month.
Pierrette (Melanie Miller) in comparison, sketches her faded, desolate night club experience. She gave
all of her money to her lover Johnny, until he left her. "He made me
lose ten years of my life, the bastard!"
When Les Belles Soeurs first appeared in 1968, Tremblay's use of
joual was most controversial. Inevitably, the production's difficulties
lie in language. The poetical rhythm
of joual, a slurred combination of
French, anglicisms and slang, simply vanishes in the English translation. The use of joual also establishes the narrative's tight-knit unity. Despite their divergent characters, these women all trill the same
dialect, one which reflects their
working class status.
Still the cast cleverly demonstrates Tremblay's swift kick at Catholicism. Archaic credence governs
Germaine's kitchen; women who go
to night clubs are prostitutes and
birth control under any circumstances is evil. Ignorance perpetuates their faith. As they cling to religion, they are buried deeper and
deeper into their larva-like existence.
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Chileans keep resistance alive
Quilapayun is an Indian word from the
north of Chile meaning three bearded men.
Quilapayun is also the name of a Chilean
folk group that began in 1965 with three men
who wore beards as a symbol of the Latin
American freedom fighter (see Fidel Castro,
the Cuban revolution, 1959).
Quilapayun is now seven Chilean exiles living in Paris. They have been there since 1973,
the year that General Augusto Pinochet, with
the assistance of the U.S. government, U.S.
corporations and the CIA, overthrew the
Popular Unity government of Salvador
Allende. The band was on an international
tour at the time of the military coup and
have not been allowed to return to Chile
They are a group of seven among one
million Chilean exiles (nine per cent of the
country's population) living in southern
Europe, the Scandinavian countries, and
throughout the world. There are close to
3,000 Chileans in Vancouver. And few of
these people were not in attendance at
Quilapayun's first Vancouver concert last
week at the Orpheum.
The long-awaited performance by this internationally acclaimed group offered a
fascinating fusion of politics and poetry.
Musically, the group boldly opened doors
with experimental harmonic and rhythmic arrangements. Their stage presence was
awesome in its majesty as they projected a
gothic, cathedral-like ceremony of long,
black gowns and resonating choral crescen-
dos. The Orpheum enhanced the effect
almost to a point of intimidation.
But the group's music remained at all times
a function of a political backdrop which offset the cavernous context set by the stage and
transformed the entire production into a
wholly accessible engagement with an anxious audience who waited for an opportunity
to actively participate.
The group's members onstage
demonstrated an unabashed exercise in
democracy. Those who spoke English took
turns introducing songs and reading from a
dusty "book of maxims" an extended series
of metaphorical and nonsensical one-liners
designed to playfully parody the group's own
profound poetics. All members sang and
played in every song.
The music evolved as a dialectic in form as
basic traditional tunes were interplayed with
modern idiosyncratic arrangements. The
range of Latin American instruments
employed combined a constant ebbing per
cussion with floating flutes and panpipes and
many strings attached.
On its own, the music carried very defined
moods, tempos and emotions, providing an
unaccompanied commentary. But when
vocals were introduced, the underlying passions exploded into a poetic representation of
a fundamental political expression.
The message was resistance. And the audience needed little prompting. At the end of
the first encore, the Spanish shouts that had
been coming from various corners of the
theatre erupted into a single chorus: "El
pueblo unido, jamas sera vencido!"
The group returned, taking up the chant
and leading the audience into a final musical
exclamation of the theme from one of their
albums of the same name: "The people
united shall never be defeated!"
Quilapayun speaks out
on repression in Chile
QUILAPAYUN . . . fascinating fusion of politics and poetry.
Three members of Quilapayun
spoke to a small group of student
reporters the afternoon of their
Vancouver concert. The following
excerpts from that session:
• Our albums are forbidden in
Chile of course. But we have contacts with many people there. We
are kept informed on the resistance
and they know what we are doing.
We exchange magazines, cassettes
and other materials, all through the
• In the '60s we worked with
Victor Jara (Chilean poet murdered
after the coup) and sang the songs
of the people. We were very
popular because we were a part of
the changes taking place. The people wanted a national culture with
our own painters, dancers, writers
and musicians. Allende wanted the
same thing and in 1970 we toured
the country for his campaign.
• Since 1973 our art has come
from a need to create as a way to
respond. We are always trying to
develop new forms and we want to
have contact with artists all over the
• In Chile the junta wants to cut
the people off from their culture. It
is through culture, music and art,
that people begin to think, to
develop imagination and to build
their consciousness of themselves.
Pinochet knows this and so do we.
• The most important thing in
Chile right now is unity of the people. There are many different actions of resistance but the real
struggle is to unite all the people
who are doing these different
• International solidarity is very
important for our people. As artists
we have a place beside the solidarity
but we hope one day we won't need
solidarity and so we want our music
to respect the laws of art so that it
can remain as art.
Raggedy Man moving drama less equivocal focus
Raggedy Man takes a handful of
current Hollywood fetishes and
pastes them rather gracelessly onto
a simple and emotionally rich story
of personal struggle and adjustment. Somewhere beneath the bulk
of the film's various subplots and
related debris, a moving drama
takes place that might have been
truly gripping had the film's focus
been less equivocal.
Raggedy Man,
Directed by Jack Fisk
At the Varsity.
The bare bones of the story concern Nita Longley, a divorcee in
small-town 1940s Texas, trying to
shape her life and those of her two
young sons into some kind of low-
rent harmony. Sissy Spacek brings a
depth to her role that seems increasingly rare these days. The single
mother is a striking fusion of wilful
determination and vulnerability,
and Spacek communicates her
loneliness and resolution with considerable subtlety.
She strips away the veneer of
feminine mystique that remains of
popular feature of cinema (The
French Lieutenant's Woman, Body
Heat, and Raging Bull, to name a
few recent examples), and replaces
it with flesh-and-bones human
Director Jack Fisk fleshes out
this character study with a few
melodramatic tricks that have very
little to do with the movie's
substance. A sailor drifts into
Nita's life, stays long enough to
waft some wistful romanticism into
the already pathos-prone atmosphere, and then drifts back out.
Newcomer Eric Roberts emerges as
surprisingly natural and sympathetic, considering how rigidly
starched his mariner's garb is and
how abruptly he disappears from
This entire romantic interlude
suffers from sentimental overkill —
the durable cuteness of Nita's boys
finally sours and the contact between the two lovers wavers between
heavy stylization (the sailor as bar-
fight champion and his wasted
avowal of love especially — and
almost apologetic moments of real
passion and intimacy.
A pair of scantily developed
subplots rounds out the film with
liberally applied doses of suspense
and violence. The first appendage is
the secret plotting of two smalltown degenerates who inject some
sexual tension into the proceedings,
for no apparent reason other than
the obvious adaptability of the
situation — an attractive, assailable
woman alone in an isolated house
— to the kind of terrifying delights
exploited in the recent swarm of
horror movies.
An additional, mostly latent
subplot concerns the Raggedy Man
himself. Playwright Sam Shepard
plays a figure so elaborately shrouded in mystery and apparent insignificance that, when his identity
is finally disclosed, one greets this
anticlimactic bit of hokum as simply another suspense accessory in a
very eclectic package.
The visual feel of Raggedy Man is
quite rich in period atmosphere, yet
curiously  conservative  in  its  ap
preciation of detail and diversity.
Fisk's previous credits as a production designer (Days of Heaven,
Movie Movie) don't add much obvious support. A few of the '40s
tableaux, such as the opening dance
hall scene and the later bar brawl,
are uncomfortably stagy and artificial. The accompanying music
score is the type of intrusive bombast that belongs on television if
All of which could easily have
sunk the film if Fisk had not wisely
chosen to devote most of the screen
time to Spacek, whose resiliency
continually redirects the movie's
wandering perspective back to its
human context. At that level at
least, the movie succeeds. Had the
cinematic eye been a bit less concerned with what was happening in
the commercial arena and a bit
more committed to its own
strengths and intuition, Raggedy
Man might have been a triumph of
sheer emotional sinew and nerve.
Piano not source of success
Once the great violinist Fritz
Kreisler was receiving intense
criticism on his playing: people said
that because he played a
Stradivarius, it was easy, anybody
could play a Strad magnificently.
So Kreisler went to a pawn shop,
and without telling anyone, bought
the cheapest violin he could find.
His next concert, with that violin,
brought a long, cheering standing
ovation. Kreisler held the violin,
which everyone believed was his
Stradivarius, high over his head and
smashed it on the stage. In the sudden silence he explained what he
had done, brought out his Strad,
and played his encores with
unbelievable intensity.
The moral of the story is that it is
ultimately the performer who
makes the music, and the instrument is only a tool and nothing
more. So I was infuriated when,
during the intermissions of
Malcolm Bilson's piano performances this past week, I heard people exclaiming about the "new life"
breathed into Mozart's piano music
by Bilson's instrument, because it
was an old period instrument.
Bilson played an all-Mozart program with the CBC Chamber Orchestra, and a Sunday recital of
Mozart and Haydn solo works. His
piano was a copy of Mozart's own,
built by Walter in the 1770's. The
piano then was called the fortepiano, and was much closer to the
harpsichord than our modern
piano. The fortepiano has a very
soft sound, very fragile, and the
tone decays or dies away much
more quickly than with a modern
Indeed the fortepiano is capable
of doing things that cannot be done
on the modern grand. For example,
the opening of the Mozart C Minor
Fantasia starts with a loud chord,
briefly held, followed immediately
by a soft passage. On the modern
piano the chord is still like rolling
thunder when the soft passage is to
come; on the fortepiano the transition is gentle and smooth because
the instrument's notes have a rapid
But it is not the instrument that
makes the music. There must be a
sensitive musician there, and
without   him   the   instrument   is
nothing. Gieseking could make
Mozart beautiful on a giant modern
piano, and it can still be done.
Bilson is a sensitive musician, and it
was only because he could shade a
phrase dynamically and use rubato
to linger over a resolution that the
Mozart and Haydn he played was
superb. The instrument was incidental.
Music is melody, rhythm, and
harmony, and these are produced
by people, not machines, and not
by the instruments. If you can
phrase well on a baroque violin,
why not a modern one?
Original-instrument performances are not invalid, they merely
are different and not necessarily
superior. Hear Nicholas Harnon-
court's original-instruments Mozart
Horn Concertos. They are filled
with the life that a great performer
can bring to the music, but so is
Harnoncourt's modern-instruments
Mozart Haffner Symphony.
I love the sound of the baroque
oboe, I love the sound of gut strings
on a cello, but far more I love the
human being who can make these
instruments sing, whether old or
new. Page 12
Friday, October
Most UBC students are vegetables. But a few
are finally coming out of the closet. Pumpkin's
first few years at UBC were pretty seedy but that
bad patch is over now. Pusillanimous and punctual Pumpkin produced plaudits from prominant
pontifical professor Peter Purse for pioneering
project in pumpkin paediatrics. Soon more pumpkins will be proudly pleased. Professor Linus C.
Peanuts says he's not a great pumpkin but works
hard on projects. Ubyssey photogs Eric Eggertson,
Arnold Hedstrom and Craig Yuill paced Pumpkin
through a typical day.
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Friday, October 30, 1981
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People sometimes think of CN as only a
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Or they see CN as so diverse that the possibilities
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Neither view is quite correct.
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Page 15
Douglas Faces
Cuts Nightmare
Canadian University Press
No summer school. An entire
campus closed. And the end of
adult basic education.
This was the "onion scenario"
presented to Douglas College's
board of governors by college administrators in response to a possible $2.4 million cut in next year's
The provincial government
earlier requested information from
B.C. colleges on where they would
slash costs if granted the same
amount of money this year as last.
College principal Bill Day said
the onion scenario meant "peeling
off one layer at a time, leaving the
core." The deeper the budget cuts
go, the smaller the onion, he said.
The first layer to go would be the
Winslow campus of the college in
Coquitlam, Day said. Next would
be the Maple Ridge campus and
some adult basic education programs, which provide preparation
for college level courses.
Drastic cutbacks in the nursing
program would follow, as would
the arts program, business programs, and the cancellation of summer school.
"It's not just a scenario," said
student society president Kevin
"No matter how many flowery
phrases Bill Day has or how many
eloquent expressions the government has, it is a fact. There will be
cutbacks next year," he said.
"It is the worst bloody document
I have ever seen."
Faculty association vice president
Jim Davies called administration's
decision to provide the cutbacks
plan "insane."
"We have one of the best educational institutes in the world and it
is absolutely insane to passively
allow it to be dismembered like
this." The document will be a self-
fulfilling prophecy, he said.
But Day defended the decision:
"To ignore directives is like throwing a towel in front of a raging
Soccer tumbles from playoff hopes
With one game left in the Canada
West University soccer league
schedule, the UBC men's team
finds itself unable to make the
With only the top team in the
league advancing to post season
play, two losses in its last two
outings have killed any chance of
UBC finishing better than a tie for
second place.
The second loss was in Victoria
on Wednesday when the University
of Victoria Vikings scored in the se-
second-to-last minute to squeak by
the 'Birds 3-2.
Last Friday UBC lost to the
University of Alberta 4-1.
Victoria opened the scoring with
two  quick goals  in  the  first   10
UBC tied the game by halftime,
after some good work by Joel
Johnson. Johnson set up the first
UBC goal by chipping a far post
ball which Gordie Siddon headed
in. The tying goal was a sharp angle
shot that Johnson put in off Victoria 'keeper Gary Smith.
The women's soccer team will
host Pegasus on Sunday at 10 a.m.
on Mclnnis Field. UBC lost 3-0 to
Edmonds last weekend and coach
Darren Porter said the only plays
who really played well was goalie
Darren Porter.
The men's hockey team will open
its Canada West Universities
hockey schedule this weekend with
a pair of games in Edmonton
against the University of Alberta.
The women's volleyball team will
be down in Portland Oregon this
weekend defending its Portland
State University Classic title.
The men's volleyball team will be
in Victoria this weekend for one
more match before the regular tournament competition starts on Nov.
UBC will play in the Fraser
Valley Saturday in the first round
of the McKechnie Cup. The game
will be against the Fraser Valley
rugby union.
The football team will finish its
regular season tonight when it hosts
the University of Calgary. With
first place in the Western Intercollegiate Football league already
wrapped up, UBC coach Frank
Smith will be hoping his charges are
not taking the Dinosaurs lightly as
Calgary still has an outside chance
of finishing in the second playoff
The last time the two teams met,
the 'Birds came away 34-1 winners.
Gametime is 8 p.m. in Thunderbird
The men's and women's exhibition schedules continue tonight with
the Thunderbirds hosting the
Meralomas in War Memorial gym
at 8:30 p.m. On Saturday also in
War Memorial, the women's team
will play the Seattle Sea Baskets.
The game starts at 6:30 p.m.
Last weekend the men beat their
alumni 88-56 on Bob Forsythe's 25
points and the women lost to their
alumni 60-57.
Cross Country
The men's and women's teams
will be in Edmonton on Saturday
competing in the Canada West
cross country championships. The
winners will compete in the national
championships on Nov. 7 in
An intense rivalry continues this
Saturday and Sunday when the
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the information provided to the
government will be used to defend
the colleges against cutbacks.
"The people in the ministry of
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for dollars."
Hallgate said the government has
other things in mind. "When the
government gets this document in
their grubby little hands they are
going to say that Douglas College
can survive with these cuts. This is
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Friday, October 30, 1981
Slaughter in El Salvador
What is going on in Central America?
In the last month reports have come out of El
Salvador and Guatemala that describe a horrific campaign of murder in which hundreds of bodies of
peasants in both countries have been found beheaded.
The Oct. 21 edition of the Vancouver Sun carried a
photograph of a police official examining one of these
victims. The Oct. 9 edition ot the American newsweek-
ly In These Times carried a story on El Salvador that
told of an animal slaughterhouse where the workers
have noticed that the machines are being used after
hours, late at night during curfew, when nobody but
security officers venture out of doors.
It is feared that this factory may be one source of the
mutilation scenes where piles of bodies have been
found in ditches and roadsides, often with the number
of bodies not adding up to the number of heads in the
same pile of limbs.
You think this is sick? What do you think? It is time
students began to join with those people in the community who are demonstrating their anger and outrage
over the increasingly genocidal war being waged
against the people of Central America.
At present there is a scarcity of information on El
Salvador and Guatemala in particular. Eight months
ago the North American media was providing regular
coverage from the area, mostly around the U.S. charge
of communist subversion. When the State Department
decided that too much news was being reported,
General Haig urged the media to cool it — this was a
response to evidence that the administration had
fabricated most of the material in its White Paper
alleging Soviet support to guerilla forces.
Since the summer the situation has changed.
Western journalists are not going to Central America
because they fear for their lives. Nobody is safe and
nobody can be guaranteed protection from the indiscriminate slaughter. The media has been a constant
target of death threats and four foreign journalists
have been killed in the capital city of El Salvador alone
in the past eighteen months.
At the beginning of this month the U.S. navy carried
out a series of manouevres with Honduran troops
along the border and coast of Nicaragua. The fledgling
Sandinista government, faced with massive obstacles
in rebuilding a society torn apart by the protracted civil
war with the Somoza dictatorship, believes that the
Reagan government is in the midst of a concerted campaign, using economic pressure, propoganda and
military intimidation to thwart the progress of the
Nicaraguan revolution and to destabilize the struggling
The world is becoming a scary place. Events are being politicized and polarized as the U.S. raises stakes at
every turn and proclaims its readiness to walk on
anybody who gets in its way.
It ic not always evident how we as students, or as
Canadians, could ever get in the way of the U.S. But it
is clear that if we do leave an open path, we will contribute, if only by default, to building a world where a
lot of people get routinely smashed underfoot.
Members of the Vancouver community have been
gradually building the first stages of protest against
U.S. involvement with the atrocities in Central
America. As students we have a responsibility to build
links to the community on issues which are a challenge
to us all.
Tomorrow, Saturday noon at Robson Square, a rally will be held to take up the challenge. We will demand a halt to U.S. intervention in Central America
and will call for the Canadian government to
dissociate itself from U.S. policy. It will be a
demonstration of Canadians' contempt for what is going on in Central America and the roles being played
both by our government in compliance and by the
United States. It will also be a proud display of our
solidarity with the struggling people of Central
It is hoped there will be a strong student presence at
this rally. We cannot afford to remain silent. We have
been absent from public protest too long.
Gene Long is a fourth year arts student and a
member of the UBC Latin America Solidarity Committee. Perspectives is a column of opinion, comment
and occasional wit open to members of the UBC community.
and witches
Ghosts. Goblins. Witches. All figments of the imagination that only
come round once a year to scare the living daylights out of us.
But there are some skeletons in the closet that just won't go away. Anc
this weekend UBC students along with other people on the Lower Mainland will have a chance to show exactly what they think of some of the obnoxious spooks hanging around town.
Which is our cute way of telling you about the visit of the USS Ranger to
our fair burg this week! Not only is it an insult to world disarmament week
to have this American aircraft carrier foul our waters but the fact that this
ship was used in the American effort to 'pacify' Vietnamese villages by saturation bombing them is particularly repellent.
So the people from Greenpeace are going to hold a demonstration today
from 10 a.m. on at Jericho Beach to tell the Ranger that some of us would
rather not have them around. Check it out.
In a slightly less dramatic vein, the Students for an Accessible Education
are holding a forum today at noon in the SUB auditorium. Committee people will be there as well as faculty and administration reps, so those of you
who actually believe people whose parents don't earn $25,000 a year
should be able to attend university might think of dropping by.
And on Hallowe'en itself (that's Saturday) there's the demo down ai
Robson Square in front of the old courthouse to protest U.S. support ol
the genocidal regimes of Central America. We're not going to change tht
world overnight, but at least we can make a stand somewhere, somehow.
And have a good druidic Hallowe'en.
Position clarified
Once again The Ubyssey has
made one of its prize screw ups!
This is about the fifth time this term
that I have been misquoted. I refer
specifically to the quote in the Oct.
29 Ubyssey article, Low offer may
force TAs to leave. It states I said,
"... TAs want a 15 per cent increase ..." How wrong can one
get? What I said was, "TAs will get
at least 15 per cent ..." — a subtle difference.
If our illustrious reporter had
studied the TAUnion newsletter a
little more closely he would have
noted the glaring inconsistencies
between what he claims I said and
the fact that the union is asking for
a living wage. An increase of 15 per
cent can in no way achieve a living
wage for TAs.
In light of these many incidences
of suspect reporting I would recommend that Ubyssey reporters listen
to what a person is saying and don't
just make up quotes.
Malcolm Kennard
TAUnion recording secretary
Field hockey excels
The spectators at the Warren
Field, Sunday, Oct. 25 at 2:30 p.m.
had no trouble telling that the
Thunderbirds who beat Victoria to
become the Canadian West Field
Hockey Champs were young ladies.
These Thunderbirds showed
athletic prowess that would make
all other birds green with envy.
These young ladies, our Thunderbirds, have, in the past year or so,
shown talent, sportsmanship and
diplomacy above and beyond a
$1,000 worth.
Last year the UBC Thunderbird
field hockey team won the Canadian Nationals, worked their way to
Glasgow to win their too, and
believe it or not Ripley, our
Thunderbirds did it again this
Not only do these Thunderbirds
show   talent   but   they   also   have
sportsmanship. Even the opposing
teams had smiles on their faces
when UBC won.
And as if talent and sportsmanship weren't enough, they are
perfect ambassador too. (Notice
that a female embassador is not
embassadoress or ette or ass). Next
time you're in Glasgow stop in at
the physical education department
at the university — say you're from
UBC and see what happens.
Anyway — work hard ladies and
we'll see you at the Nationals on
Nov. 5 to 8 on Warren Field again.
And as a player's father was
heard to remark:
"Oh, the Thunderbird — isn't
she fabulous??"
Kerry Armstrong
PECS president
October 30. 1981
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It was a dark and stormy night when Arnold Hestom's face began to sprout fur. "it's a
werewolf" screamed dwarves Kerry Retger and Scott McDonald as Charles Campbell and
Verne McDonald hid under a mushroom. 'It's too long" Eric Eggertson screamed to Shaffin
Shariff referring of course to the wooden stake being held by Craig Brooks. Nancy Campbell
and Julie Wheelwright cackled demonically as Joe Wong and Gary Srookfield skimmed pornographic magazines in search of a picture of Steve McClure posing with Eve Wigod and Paul
Kroeger inside the confines of Gene Dracula Long's castte. Corinna Sandarajan fled from the
hideous ghost of Gregg Mittag, while Erica Leiren and Craig YuHl danced the night away in
the pagan festival to celebrate the defeat of the wicked gear monsters in the HEUS boat race.
Wendy Cumming heunted the dark caverns beneath the evil prince's castte in the hopes of
eluding the demon hordes led by Charlotte Michelle may remember but I don't' Olsen. And
the great pumpkin grinned suspiciously while Glen Schaefer snapped pictures of Carl
Kolchak-Leiren-Young chasing after Glen Sanford who claimed to know Dante and the
neither regions as well ss he knows the inside of a torture chamber. iFriday, October 30,1981
Page 17
Christians 'want indoctrination schools'
Recently, UBC was the site of a
iebate that was billed as Evolution/Creation: Alternative theories
j-n the origin of life. While this type
jf debate may be an interesting in-
lellectual   exercise,   it   is   very
purpose or reason for the origin of
life is valid and must be respected.
The difficult question that must be
addressed by educators and the
general public is whether the
metaphysical aspects of the origin
of life should be presented along
with the scientific aspects in the
public school science classroom.
Clearly, this is a social and educa-
More importantly, it is essential
that in our democratic, egalitarian
society that the public schools remain religiously neutral. Therefore,
all the religious and philosophical
theories of origins present in our
society must be presented. Because
of time constraints, it may not be
practical to do this in the science
misleading if it gives the mistaken
impression that the evolution-
creation controversy is a scientific
The 'theories' of evolution and
creation are not alternative theories
at all. Rather, these two theories are
addressing two different questions,
one of which is scientific and one of
which is metaphysical. Evolution is
a scientific theory which offers a
mechanism for the origin of life.
Theories of creation are
metaphysical theories which offer a
reason or purpose for the origin of
Give it some thought and it
should be clear that the questions of
the mechanism and the purpose of
the origin are separate problems.
This can be seen by pairing theories
of the mechanism with theories of
the purpose in my different but
compatible combinations. For example, consider the possibility that
natural selection is God's
mechanism of creation. Here, the
suggested mechanism is the scientific theory of natural selection. The
theory of purpose is the
metaphysical belief in a single, omnipotent Creator who is responsible
for the origin.
The 'scientific' creationists are on
very shaky grounds when they try to
present creationism as a mechanism
of the origin. It is not surprising
then that the creationists have never
been able to define the mechanism
their 'theory' claims to provide.
Nor is it surprising that no creationist has ever published a paper in
a scientific journal on their
The creationists' science textbooks intended for use in public
schools are full of quotes taken out
of context, distorted and inaccurate
evidence for evolution, and irrational, raving statements such as
"evolution leads to animalistic
amoralism." As a prominent UBC
scientist pointed out at the recent
debate, creationism as a scientific
theory is nothing but a big snowjob.
However, special creation as a
metaphysical theory to explain the
Creationists want to establish a Christian nation
with religious indoctrination in schools
tional issue, rather than a scientific
At first glance, there is some
justification for presenting the
metaphysical along with the scientific aspects in the science
classroom. Given the religious sensitivities involved in the question of
origins, the student might be left
feeling confused if only the scientific side of the coin is presented. As
well, if metaphysics are omitted, the
student might get the impression
that certain metaphysical viewpoints have been implicitly favored.
However, there are also good
reasons for not presenting
metaphysics in the science
classroom. For example, since
science is having an ever-increasing
impact on society, it is important
that the general public has an
understanding of the true nature
and workings of science. Teaching
metaphysics in the science
classroom would likely confuse the
student about the nature of science.
However, there is a reasonable
compromise that should be acceptable to the majority of British Columbians. Citizens Against the
Undermining of Science Education
(CAUSE) have proposed that a
comparative Human Beliefs
Systems course be established in the
B.C. public school curriculum. This
course, which has received
widespread support from the
religious and educational communities, would fairly examine all
the major religious and
philosophical beliefs on human existence and origins that exist in our
pluralistic society.
For example, the belief systems
of the various Christian denominations, Buddhism, Hinduism, the
Baha'i faith, Islam, Judaism,
Humanism, Sikh and native people
could all be presented in a non-
judgemental manner. Since this
course would involve teaching
about religious beliefs rather than
religious indoctrination, it should
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Magic mushroom mystery
It was a fine morning. On my
way out to this university I saw a
few young men stooping over a
stretch of lawn, moving around
slowly. They seemed as if they were
looking for something which had
been lost. Out of curiousity, I stopped, put aside my bike and went
over to see what they were doing.
"Are you looking for
something?" I inquired of a young
man. "No just picking
mushrooms," the man answered
casually without raising his head.
From his satchel on his back I
guessed that he must be a UBC student. He had already collected some
mushrooms. His plastic bag was
transparent through which I saw
very tiny mushrooms.
"Are these mushrooms edible?"
I asked in bewilderment. "Certainly
like all other mushrooms, they are
nutritious, too.' The man
straightened up and stretched his
legs while answering. I saw he was a
bearded man and had a pair of
drowsy eyes, he looked up and
down and then went on. "I'm going
to eat 30 of them fresh tonight. And
I will put the rest of the mushrooms
on a piece of hard paper. They'll
dry overnight with an electric
lightbulb on underneath." As I had
my class I said goodbye to him. The
man nodded and continued to be
immersed in his work.
Later that day, by watching the
news program on television I realised that it was a special kind of
mushroom that the young man was
collecting early that morning. As a
matter of fact, these mushrooms
can serve as drugs, magic
mushrooms as they are called.
Eating them will make one feel
intoxicated. Some people believe
that this effect produced by one
single mushroom is equal to that of
smoking two cigarettes. In the black
market these tiny mushrooms are
very, very expensive, $10 a gram. I
heard so much about young people
in this country smoking joints or
taking other kinds of dope. I had
always wondered what kind of person he or she, the dope-taker was.
And now I had seen a specimen
with my own eyes. He is just an ordinary guy.
That evening I thought over this
morning's occurence when I was lying in bed. Much time was wasted
to collect these mushrooms. What's
the point for that young man in
picking them? Is it merely for getting himself a few hours hallucination? Doesn't he know that these
mushrooms will numb his nerves
and harm his health? Can we call
this a case of gradual suicide?
Maybe that guy is too young to be
aware of that. Alas! How can you
expect such young people to have a
bright future and do everything
they can for their people?
Chen Zhong Mei
visiting scholar from China
satisfy everyone's individual
religious convictions as well as give
the student an understanding of the
other faiths existing in his or her
community. Meanwhile, only the
strictly scientific aspects of the
question of origins should be dealt
with in the science classroom. Mention can be made that the
metaphysical aspects will be dealt
with elsewhere in the school program.
The true intentions of the creationist movement in B.C. should be
obvious from their reaction to this
proposal. If the fundamentalist
creationists are motivated by a genuine Concern about their children
being force-fed a metaphysical view
of origins that the creationists don't
agree with, then they would readily
accept the CAUSE proposal of a
Human Beliefs Systems course. On
the other hand, if the creationists
are really motivated by a desire to
indoctrinate all students with fundamentalist religion, then they
would be opposed to any course
which would discuss other
theological viewpoints. The bottom
line, of course, is that the creationists are adamantly opposed to
this proposal.
The creationists receive considerable sympathy from the
general public for their demands for
'equal time? fairness in education
and telling both sides of the story.
In reality, the fundamentalist creationists are striving to have their
own narrow religious beliefs institutionalized in the public school
system. They are attempting to exclude all othr religious and
philosophical viewpoints, especially
those which see no conflict between
science and religion.
They wish to teach every child
that religious belief and established
scientific theory are incompatible,
only one of which can be correct.
The aim of the fundamentalist
movement is, and has always been,
a complete religious monopoly of
all sectors of society. Not content
with a religious free-market, they
have developed a slick and well
thought-out strategy for indoctrinating every child in B.C. with
their beliefs. Their immediate goal
is to have only their own
metaphysical explanation of human
origins presented in the science
To accomplish this gpal, they rely
on public support rather than the
proper scientific channels to
establish the scientific validity of
their claims. Finally, they attempt
to muster public support by appealing to the general public's sympathy
for fairness. Each step in this
strategy is fraught with gross intellectual dishonesty and hypocrisy.
Underneath the creationists'
mask of scientific theatrics lies their
basic aim of religious indoctrination. Evolution is merely one of the
many  ideas  these  zealots  attack.
They are intent on fulfilling the
goal espoused by one of their leading proponents, Jerry Falwell of the
Moral Majority (they're neither)of
establishing a new Christian nation
in which the new right Christian
viewpoint would dominate every
sector of society.
The fundamentalist creationists
will only be stopped if the general
public sees through the creationists'
smokescreen and realizes the gravity of the creationist threat. University students should play a leading
role in exposing the creationists'
true intentions. If you have any
doubts about their intentions, just
ask the next creationist you see if
they would be willing to let all
religious viewpoints to be given fair
treatment by adopting the CAUSE
Their answer should assure you
that the goal of the creationist
movement is not fairness and 'equal
time' at all, but rather is anti-
intellectualism, totalatarian
thought control, and legally enforced ignorance.
Gary Marchant is in graduate
studies at UBC. Perspectives is a
column open to mefhbers of the
UBC community.
Welfare cuts hurt
There are middle-aged and older
people living in our province today
who in addition to the stress of
poverty and the stigma of welfare,
now face the additional burden of a
cut in income at a time when the
cost of living in every area, as well
as unemployment, is on the increase.
The minister of human resources tells us that the new
government income assistance cuts
($55 from food money) are introduced in an "attempt to provide
the employable of our province
with independence and a better way
of life."
The 6,500 men and women in
B.C. between the ages of 45 and 59
in receipt of income assistance are
going to have a difficult time accepting this fact.
These people can be divided into
three categories.
First, the women who have spent
their adult life raising their families.
Society has been the beneficiary of
their unpaid labor, and now as a
result of being widowed, divorced,
abandoned, ill or because they are
married to older men who can no
longer work and support the family, find that they need our'
Second are the single women of
limited education who have worked
all of their lives in marginal low
paying jobs: waitressing, clerking,
domestic   work   etc.,   now   with
perhaps a bad back or varicose
veins, that are no longer able to
work and have applied for
assistance until they become eligible
for old age pension.
Finally there are the older men
who have spent all of their lives in
hard, outdoor, back breaking
work. Now with back troubles, arthritis, tired and worn out, they are
no longer able to maintain those
Now the government and the
minister of human resources are
telling these people that they must
live on less. Their monthly $375
cheque is going to be reduced to
$320, of this the ministry has earmarked $170 for rent and utilities,
leaving them $150 to cover the cost
of food, transportation, telephone
and clothing.
The ministry of health nutritionist tells us that in May of this
year it cost a single person living
alone a minimum of $112 for food
per month.
How can these people meet all
their other expenses on $38? In fact
how did they manage on $93?
A government which would take
from these people in order to
finance mega-projects deserves to
stand condemned for its lack of
Rosemary Brown,
Burnaby-Edmonds Page 18
Friday, October 30,1981
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Frustration of organizing documented on film
Do you care about the role of women in the workplace? If so, you
won't want to miss The Willmar 8
being shown this Tuesday, Nov. 3
at noon in SUB 207/209.
This moving documentary about
eight female bank tellers from Will-
mar, Minnesota who formed a union and went on strike for fair
working conditions drew a front
page story from no less a paper than
the Wall Street Journal. This story,
headlined "Bankers flock to see
saga of 'Willmar 8' before public
does," tells how bankers all over
the U.S. are worried that this film
could have the same impact on their
business that the popular 1979
drama Norma Rae did on the textile
The Journal goes on to say that
"The bankers are anxious because
The Willmar 8 deals with the touchy
subject of bank unionization; only
about 30 of the nation's nearly 15,-
000 banks are unionized. Most
bankers consider the ratio appropriate. Most unions don't. . ."
The story behind all this is a simple one. The eight women were all
employed as bank tellers at the Citizen's bank in Willmar, a small Minnesota town. None of them had any
history of political or union activity, being all unassuming churchgoers, mostly wives and mothers.
When a young male trainee was
hired at almost twice their starting
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salary' and the women were required
to "train him in," they complained
to the bank manager. He told them,
"We're not all equal, you know."
This comment was the last straw.
Frustrated by years of being relegated to low-paying, dead-end jobs,
the eight women formed a union,
the Willmar Bank Employees Association, and asked for better
wages (most of them earned between $400 and $500 a month) and
fair promotion policies.
The bank told them to go to hell,
so they went on strike. For 15 months and through two brutal Minnesota winters, the women picketed
the bank and distributed their own
leaflets, enduring the cool; disapproval of most of the town's 18,000
inhabitants. During the strike, the
Willmar 8 became minor celebrities,
receiving coverage in several national magazines and even making
an appearance on the Phil Donahue
But what is really bringing the
story to public attention is the film
produced by Mary Beth Yarrow
and Julie Thompson and directed
by well-known actress Lee Grant.
What is J. Bang?
What is Jenn Bang anyway? Being a Commerce student, I spent a
lot of time in the Hank Angus
Building; lately, I've noticed that
the saying Jenn Bang has been written throughout Angus on
everything. I've seen it written on
wall, desks, doors, chairs, even on
accountants. Well, does anybody
know what Jenn Bang is? Is it written in other buildings? Is it
something sexual or what?
Bob Towers
UBC heterosexual club
The music is by Peter Yarrow of the
singing group Peter, Paul and
Mary, and who is also Mary Beth's
Said Ms. Yarrow, "I felt there
was an interesting story to be told,
especially knowing the community,
knowing who these women were. If
this (the women's situation at the
bank) was happening in Willmar,
then it must be happening all over."
Of the result, the film, Alan Alda
says, "This is one of the most moving and stirring pieces of film I've
even seen. It's a story of courage
and awakening conscience that will
probably change anyone who sees
According to the Wall Street
Journal, bank workers in New York
City earn much less than workers in
other companies. Tellers, probably
the highest, average about $177 a
week; bank file clerks earn about
$155. File clerks in the area's manu
facturing industries average abou
$187.50 a week. Figures are prob
ably comparable all over Nortl
So why is there such a low union
zation rate in banks? Thomas Ma!
Nutt, president of Local 400 of 1
United Food and Commercial
Workers, which is organizing banks
in Washington, D.C, compares
banking with the retail industry,
which has also been slow to unionize. "People would accept low
wages because they could wear nice
clothes and work in a clean place,"
he says. "But when the economy is
as bad as it is now, you start to
wonder if wearing all those nice
clothes is worth getting half the
salary" (Wall Street Journal, Jan.
30, 1981).
So we hope that you won't miss
The Willmar 8, being shown by the
UBC NDP club and the Women's
Centre Tuesday, Nov. 3 at noon in
SUB 207/209. Discussion will follow the film. See you there.
Lawrence Kootnikoff
UBC NDP dub president
Prisoner seeks
I am writing in the San Quentin prison without funds to pay
for this request to print an ad at
this time. I would like to correspond with ladies for friendship
and companionship.
I am 40, six feet tall, medium
complexion and an Aquarian. I
love cooking and singing and
tennis. I pray this will be put to
press for me and I thank you in
advance for your co-operation.
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THE BIRD'S GONE BONKERS FRiday, October 30,1981
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Gear prank was 'unlikely' to hurt anyone
Put down your bongs and roach
lips, editorial staff, and break up
he circle jerk, because the mud is
oming right back at you. As a fel-
ow "Idiot engineer" I feel I should
et in on a little of this wasting of
;ood newsprint.
I am writing in reply to your com-
nent in the Oct. 22 editorial, entitl-
d, Idiot Pranks. You are right
vhen you say the safety of others
was endangered and the cairn could
have been placed in a safer place.
The danger involved, however,
should be considered more closely.
The facts, as I understand them,
are as follows: 1) the cairn was in
the middle of one of the most well
lit and widest intersections in Vancouver, this intersection having a
long downhill approach on both the
north and south sides; 2) it was a
bright white and red colour with a
four foot square white sign on top
of it; 3) the night was without a
trace of fog or rain; 4) the cairn was
placed at approximately 4:30 a.m.
In my opinion, an impaired
driver would have to have been
"pass-out" drunk to have hit it. He
would have been more likely to
have hit something on the side of
the road.
It is not the intent of this letter to
say that the stunt was completely
safe. I would have to have had too
much of that chemically Pit draft to
make a statement like that. What I
am more embarrassed about as an
"idiot engineer" is that The
Ubyssey editorial staff has the nerve
to use engineers to make a comment
on thoughtlessness and endangering
human life.
You write for a newspaper which
put together one of the most irresponsible and absurd articles I
have seen in a newspaper (although
I guess I shouldn't call The Ubyssey
a newspaper). I am referring to an
article on suicide your gossip sheet
published last school year. When all
the black humor was taken away
from it, what that article amounted
'Political clout'fights for Arts
This letter is intended to in-
troduce*me, Eva Busza, a candidate
for arts senator, to all arts
undergraduate students. On Nov. 4
you will have the opportunity to
vote for your representative on
senate and it is important that you
come out and vote!
We students have been given the
right to have our representatives on
senate and to express our views and
concerns through them to faculty
and administration. Therefore, I
believe we should exercise this right
and be prepared to make the university listen to and take into account
our opinions.
There are some very serious
issues being discussed in senate
which will have a great impact on
our education, and yet as a student
body we sem to be allowing the administrators to make decisions for
us. For example, as readers of The
Ubyssey know, the university is being forced to make drastic financial
cutbacks due to insufficient provincial funding. How will this influence us — the students?
Dr. H. . Greenwood (faculty
representative of the board) stated
at the Sept. 16 meeting that the effects of shortfall on faculty and
students would be: sections and
courses closed due to lack of staff;
fewer visiting professors because
the university cannot afford to help
finance their travel expenses; and
restricted enrollment.
It seems ironic that the provincial
government is prepared to pay
several million dollars on roads
leading into UBC (which has played
havoc with the campus environ-
More than pans
Have you seen a nurse about
That's right! A nurse. A person
with more than a degree in bedpans
and bandages, a professional with
experience in human relations and
health promotion. Perhaps you
should see one!
We'll be in the SUB concourse,
Monday Nov. 2. Fill in your
1981/82 health card and have a unique memorabilia of your student
years at UBC. Record your own
health statistics and see what nurses
can really do for you at the UBC
school of nursing health fair, Nov.
2, 1981.
The health fair kicks-off nursing
week, Nov. 2 to 6 but, the real
"Kick-off" is the teacup football
game at noon on Thursday, Nov. 5.
The traditional football game between nursing and home ec, a big
favourite, is played on Mclnnes
field. Wait 'til you see the
cheerleaders! By the way, whoooo
has the "N"?
See Ya At The Health Fair.
Patti Downie
and Robyn Hunter
ment) and yet refuses to give more
money to furthering education. Apparently, the province believes that
roads are more important than well-
educated and well-rounded British
In his letter to the UCBC
(Universities Council of B.C.) the
provincial deputy minister of
universities, science and communication, Robert Stewart, suggested that the universities "make
substantial adjustment in the programs they are providing, in order
to meet the evolving needs of society." He said that in order to finance
development in administrative
studies, engineering and medicine,
lower priority areas would have to
be sacrificed — by lower priority
areas, he means, of course, the arts.
Unfortunately, some members of
the board of governors support this
view and believe that the measures
suggested by the minister arise from
"The demand from the students,
not the government (Mr. G. D.
Hobbs)." It seems that the provincial government supports the view
expressed by Barnett Singer, a UVic
Sessional lecturer that' 'the purpose
of higher education is occupational
Are we, the arts students, going
to let the government pressure our
university officials into turning our
university into a technical school?
The purpose of a university is to
produce wise and well-rounded individuals — not simply brilliant
technicians. It is our duty to make
the government realize that its conception of a university is fallacious
and that we will not let them ruin
our educational system.
The only way we can do this is by
speaking out and voicing our opinions. For example, do you know
that the senate has formed a committee, "the Retrenchment Committee," which is responsible for
suggesting financial cutbacks in
various faculties and that this committee has not even got a student
representative on it because of
"potentially very controversial and
sensitive work"-
It is ridiculous that students are
not allowed to help make hese decisions — after all, we are the ones
who suffer.
When NDP provincial leader
Dave Barrett came on campus in
early October he told students that
"there's no fighting spirit in this
university. You've got no political
clout." Well, we can prove him
wrong, because if you elect me you
can depend on a "fighting spirit"
and "political clout!"
Eva Busza
senate candidate
Multinationals exploit
Many observers of the recent
North-South conference in Cancun,
Mexico, were understandably
disappointed at the lack of committment expressed by northern leaders
for real global change.
President Reagan's answer to
Third World needs and his solution
to the present inequitable international order is to suggest increased
private investment by the new colonial giants, the multinational corporations.
There is certainly a need for fresh
thinking on the subject of assistance
for developing nations. At the recent international north-south
youth assembly in Montreal
(September, 1981), many of the
delegates from over 50 countries expressed concern for the fate of
Third World countries which are
economically and politically at the
mercy of the multinationals.
In the name of "free enterprise"
and in the pursuit of high profits,
these companies evict peasants
from their land, destroy the
ecology, exploit local laborers,
provide no long-term benefits to the
region, and, once profitability
diminishes, they desert the area,
leaving behind unemployed workers
and destroyed barren soil.
At the north-south youth
assembly, resolutions were passed
condemning the role of the multinationals in manipulating and controlling the present unjust international economic order. As an immediate solution, support was expressed for the implementation of
an international body to regulate
and control the activities of the
The major resolutions expressed
the urgent need for economic and
political change to give the majority
of the world's poor an opportunity
to make a decent life for
themselves. Not only do the least
developed countries need a fair
chance to produce and trade in the
international market, but also the
peasants must be granted the
chance to produce food and other
goods for their local consumption.
Surely absolute poverty is not the
only fate for so many of the world's
people. Do others not have the right
to work and improve their lives, or
must they always be sources of
cheap labor for northern consumption? Agreement on real
global change will only result when
all world leaders show genuine
courage and will to recognize and
act on present global inequalities
and injustices.
Ranjit Jagpal
B.C. participant to the first
north-south youth assembly
to was a "How To" essay on wrist
slashing. A full page layout on how
to slash your wrists for the quickest
death was the feature which you
should be the most proud of. Oh,
but then, "Words don't kill, razor
blades do," right!
Consider the hypothetical case of
the unstable first year student who
decides he is (or she is) a loser
because he hasn't mastered the
English language as well as some of
you witty editors. To top it off he
flunks that "crap table" — like exam they call the English Comp. In a
daze he wanders home to Scrotum
Park and decides to slash. He dies
before medical staff can arrive
because of the fast method he learned in The Ubyssey. Criminal
negligence? It is too bad this has to
be drummed up again to put a
bunch of amoeba-minds in their
On other mindless matters, you
cretins did a true to style job of
commenting on the recent leadership conference. Your comment of
"... the world does not need
leaders ..." reflects a basic lack
of cerebral matter. I hope the late
Winston   Churchill   doesn't   start
haunting SUB.
With such thoughts originating
from your vacuous spaces I blow
my nose at the thought of being
scorned by The Utiyssey staff.
Engineers can take abuse from Aggies and Foresters but taking abuse
from The Ubyssey is like being
walked on by a dew worm.
Glen Knappett
civil engineering 4
Contrary to your interpretation,
the feature Teenage Suicide did not
advocate suicide but actually
pointed out the very real problem
existing at UBC. Your analysis appears to be based on an unfortunate
use of graphics with the feature, for
which we have already apologized
profusely. Since you appear to have
a problem with reading, we might
also point out that we have never
used the term "idiot gears" — the
head line of the editorial was Idiot
pranks, and the only denigrating
reference to your unique faculty
was "UBC's own private little
— The Ubyssey staff
The black sheep of Canadian liquors.
Soft-spoken and smooth,
its northern flavour
simmers just below the
surface, waiting to be
discovered. Straight, on the
rocks, or mixed, \likon Jack
is a breed apart; unlike any
liqueur you've ever tasted.
Concocted with fine Canadian Whisky. THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, October 30, 1981
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1st Annual Halloween Ball
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Nursery Week Dance
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11th Annual Halloween Hoedown, Oct. 31st
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Nov. 6 Er 7th
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I'm as curious about South
African theater as you, I'm sure.
Athol Fugard's Boesman and Lena
will be presented by the Crossroads
Theater Company, a new company
in town. Scheduled to open Friday,
Nov. 6, the play will run nightly at
8:30 p.m. The location is the
Carnegie Theater, 401 Main St.,
and you can phone 736-3041 for
In the music department, pianist
Jane Coop will be giving a scholarship benefit recital on Sunday, Nov.
8 at 8 p.m. in the recital hall of the
music building. Tickets at the main
desk of the music department, and
are $3 for students, SS for the
underprivileged of the world.
A little in the future, the Folk
Festival people are presenting a Fall
Folk Festival Fandango And Extravaganza, Saturday, Nov. 14, at
7:30 in the Orpheum. Among the
distinguished guests will be Bim,
Ferron, Pied Pear, David Sereda,
and many others. Tickets at Vancouver Ticket Centre outlets.
The Vancouver Symphony will be
playing again in the Orpheum,
under regular conductor Kazuyoshi
Akiyama. Three concerts will be
given, at 2:30 Sunday, Nov. 1, 8:30
Monday, Nov. 2, and 7:30 Tuesday, Nov. 3. Tickets at Vancouver
Ticket Centre outlets.
Yet more music! A fusion of
jazz, reggae, and Latin, Airwave
will be appearing at the Acoustica
Theatre-gallery, 4607 W. 10th Ave.,
every Sunday evening at 8 p.m. Call
228-8590 for more information.
Still more music! The Vancouver
Lyric Society is presenting a
workshop with Harold Brown,
well-known voice and piano coach,
for singers and accompanists to
work together on English, German,
French, and Italian art-songs. The
workshop will last for two days,
beginning Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. and
winding up with a recital on Nov.
21 at 8 p.m. Call 261-3019 for information.
Rooms in the Secret Palace of O:
"kinky pix" at the Presentation
House Art Gallery. Vancouver
photographer ORAF has created an
exhibition of photos that create
rooms, rooms within rooms,
"mysteries within mysteries." The
gallery is located at 333 Chesterfield
in North Van, and is open noon to
4:30, Wednesday through Sunday
and Thursday evenings from 7 till 9.
Call 986-1351 for information.
The Vancouver Museum has two
exhibits currently running: Waisted
Efforts, tracing the history of
women's underwear from 1760 to
1960; and Tea and Coffee, a selection of fine English pottery and
porcelain from 1750-1900. The
gallery is open daily from 10 a.m.
until 5 p.m., and to 9 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call the
Museum at 736-4431 for more information.
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Having problems getting space in SUB
when you need it? Are the facilities inadequate for the type of activities you'd like
to see? Here's your chance to do
something about it! There are humungous
spaces in SUB that are not being used.
Why are we letting such valuable space go
to waste? Good question! There will be a
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Tween Classes
VoUeybaN nite. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Osborne gym.
Hallowe'en dance, full facilities, all welcome,
free admission, 8 to 1 p.m.. International House
upper lounge.
Great pumpkin fun run (3.5 km) men's and women's, noon. War Memorial gym.
Don't forget about gym nite tonight, 7.30 to
t1:30 p.m., Osborne centre gym A.
Public relations committee meeting, new members welcome, noon, SUB 224.
Happy hour, cheap refreshments, bad jokes,
good folks, 4 p.m., Lutheran campus centre.
Costume ball, live band, all welcome, $3, $2.50
for members, St. Mark's.
Public forum on accessibility to education, with
guest speakers and question and answer session, noon, SUB auditorium. Committee meeting at 11:30 a.m. in AUS office.
Oktoberfest and costume social, $2.50, live
band, refreshments, prizes, 8 p.m. Lutheran
campus centre.
Jack McKenny's film on diving in the Red Sea,
noon, SUB 215.
UBC vs. Calgary Dinosaurs, 7:30 p.m., Thunderbird stadium.
UBC vs. Meralomas, 8:30 p.m.. War Memorial
Dateline International: The state of the Commonwealth is discussed, 3 p.m., cable fm 100.
Thunderbird football: play by play of University
of Calgary vs. UBC, 7:30 p.m., cable fm 100.
Jon King from MIT speaks on nuking lab mice,
noon, SUB 212.
Seminar: cartooning for beginners with Stu Morris, 5 p.m., Capilano College. All welcome.
Costume party, bus leaves SUB loop at 10:30
a.m.    Saturday,   returns   Sunday.    Party   at
Whistler cabin, $7.
Dilloween, admission $1 plus a costume, open to
members and guests,  7:30 p.m.,  SUB party
Rocky Horror Picture Show, 7 and 9:30 p.m..
SUB auditorium. Advance tickets at AMS ticket
office or filmsoc office. Costume contest with
Informal duplicate tournament, first and sscond
place trophies, 6 p.m., SUB 206.
Everyone welcome to come and learn the basics
of orienteering, 2 p.m., University HUt secondary
UBC vs. Seattle See Baskets. 6:30 p.m.. WMG.
Behind Four Walls: Rental issues and the UBC
student. 3 p.m., cable fm 100.
Making Waves: Creationiem as taught in B.C.,
4:30 p.m., cable fm 100.
Sport night with volleyball, basketball and badminton, 7 p.m., Osborne centre gym A and B.
AH welcome to come and learn the basics or
orienteering, 2 p.m.. University Hid secondary
school, south end of Acadia Road.
General orientation, 2 p.m., co-op station, 337
Carrall St.
UBC vs. Pegasus, 10 a.m., Mclnnes field.
Laughing Matters: A comical look at musk (part
2), 4:30 p.m..-cable ftn 100.
Co-ed underwater hockey, all students welcome,
10 p.m.. Aquatic centre.
Meeting on constitution and elections, 5:30
p.m., SUB 213. '
Spanish conversational evening, come and practice your Spanish, licensed lounge, coffee and
snacks, 7:30 p.m.. International Hous-q.
Final registration for women's squash tournament, 4 p.m., WMG 403.
Making Waves: An interview with Al Soroka
about the Committee Against Racist and Fascist
Violence. 4:30 p.m., cable fm 100.
Off Beet: A comic roundup of the week's offbeat
news, 7 p.m., cable fm 100.
The Melting Pot: Memory and eyewitness testimony, 3 p.m., cable fm 100.
Susan Wendell, SFU department of philosophy,
speaks on pornography and freedom of expression, noon, Buch. 203.
Discussion on science and ethics, all welcome,
noon, Hennings 304.
General meeting and discussion of evolution/
creation presentation, noon, SUB 115.
Tim Louis, chairperson of B.C. coalition for the
disabled, noon, IRC 2.
Group discussion on I Corinthians, noon, SUB
Thunderbird Sports Report:  A look at intercollegiate sport at UBC, 5 p.m., cable fm 100.
Gay issues, produced by Gay UBC, 3 p.m.
Air stage features the radio drama The Fatal Error, 9 p.m.
Steering committee meeting, noon, SUB 119.
All welcome.
Issue and policy committee meeting, noon, SUB
212a. Discussion of capitalist and fascist things.
Organizational meeting, noon, SUB 237b.
General meeting, noon, SUB 215.
Final registration for men's totem tennis tournament round II and co-rec racquetball, 4 p.m..
War Memorial gym 203.
Sigge speaks on techniques and equipment for
X-country skiing, noon, Chem 250.
General meeting, noon, SUB 115.
Jay Lewis speaks on a soft energy path for B.C.,
noon, Angus 223.
Women's squash tournament, noon, Thunderbird winter sports centre.
Janet  Sprout  of  B.C.   human  rights branch
speaks on sexual harassment, noon. Law 180.
General meeting, noon, SUB 117.
Mathematical games and puzzles, noon. Math
Film on the Willmar eight, documentary telling
the story of a bank strike in Minnesota, noon,
SUB 207/209.
Prayer meeting, noon, SUB 113.
General meeting, noon, SUB 207/209.
Hot Flashes
The great
pumpkin ri*e*
The night is dark, the moon is full
and a festive eerieness has settled
upon the mysterious hamlet Earth.
Yes. It is Hallowe'en. And parties
are on all over the place.
Friday night at International
House everyone is welcome to a
free dance starting at 8 p.m.
On the same evening the
Lutheran Student Movement will
be living it up at the Lutheran Campus Centre, also at 8 p.m. Tickets
are $2.50.
St. Mark's will be the scene of
another dance, which costs $2.50
for members of the Newman Catholic Centre and $3 for non-members.
Needless to say, costumes are
expected at all these events.
Saturday night festivities include
the screening of the Rocky Horror
Picture Show in the SUB
auditorium. A costume contest
with prizes will be featured.
A bus to Whistler mountain for
the ski club party leaves SUB at
10:30 a.m. Saturday and returns
The f nends of the armadillos will
boogie at a 7:30 p.m. dance in the
SUB partyroom.
Woman's choice
A woman should have the right
to freedom of choice on abortion is
the subject of a speech Monday at
noon in SUB 205. Jan Lancaster
from the Concerned Citizens for
Choice on Abortion will be talking
about the very controversial topic
of abortion.
Cut forum
If you are angry about the current
financial cutbacks hitting UBC, or
you just want to find out more
about them, we have just the thing
for you.
The Students for an Accessible
Education are sponsoring a forum
on the cutback issue today at noon
in the SUB auditorium.
UBC vice president Michael
Shaw, awards officer Byron Hender, TA union president Jonathan
Katz and AMS hacks will speak.
Glub gurgle
Those crazy people down under
are doing it again.
No, we aren't talking about Australians, but UBC's own demented
scuba diving club. Aquasoc is
showing a film on diving in the Red
Sea today at noon in SUB 215.
On Sunday they play underwater
hockey at 10 p.m. in the aquatic
centre, since the rink at Thunderbird froze. All crazies invited.
Hard drivin' and
fast livin' can
leave a man
plumb wore out.
But his Levis for
Feet boots will
keep goin' strong.
BOOTERYltd    2182 W. 41 st Ave.
All right tatan up everyone, thia ia a serious grey box. It's not as attractive as tha ad on page
4yestarrJey, but K has the same mesaoge: voting far delegates to the CUP44 ctoees today »l
noon <harp. AH Ubyaaay atslf member* are cordiaHy Invited to drop by the office. SUB 241k It
you've forgotten already, and can (hair vote for 5 out of the 8 people who an running.
Ballots are available at city desk, check with a gang of f our members on where to deposit it
How you vote is up to you - just da it, pleas*.
Application forms are available in SUB 238
Nominations close Wednesday,
November 4 at 4:30 p.m.
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5 — Coming Events
OCT. 30th. Annual Costume Ball. St.
Mark's, 5835 Iona Dr., UBC. 8-1 featuring
'Panic' $3.00.
Free Public Lecture
Head, Germanic Studies, UBC
Prof. Goetz-Stankiewicz is a leading
authority on the Czech theatre.
AT 8:15 p.m.
15 — Found
ONE WRIST WATCH. Corner of Univ. Blvd.
and East Mall. Oct. 26. Call Jim, 937-7608.
20 — Housing
25 — Instruction
30 — Jobs
TELEPHONE PERSON needed immed. part-
time 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., $6.00 per hour cash.
10-1423 Howe St., 689-3684 or 685-4979.
35 — Lost
50 — Rentals
CABIN FOR RENT - Mount Baker Rim.
Modern and fully equipped, sleeps 8. Nov.
thru May, $450 per month. Ph. 985-4643.
60 — Rides
70 — Services
MODE COLLEGE of barber ing and hair-
styling. Student hairstyle — $8, haircut —
$3.50. 601 West Broadway, 874-0633.
FREE HAIRCUT LADIES! Have your hair cut
by trained apprentices under expert supervision. Call Dianne, 733-7795.
MODE COLLEGE of barbering and hairstyl-
ing. Student hairstyle, $8. Body wave, $15
to $25. 601 W. Broadway, 874-0633.
80 — Tutoring
86 — Typing
10 — For Sale — Commercial
COMMUNITY SPORTS: A store packed
with ski wear, soccer boots, hockey equipment racquets of all kinds, jogging shoes
and dozens of other sports items at
reasonable prices, (including adult small
hockey jerseys for ladies hockey teams at
$10.95). 3615 W. Broadway
11 — For Sale — Private	
1971 FARGO 200 VAN. 6 cyl. auto. Good
mech. and body. Carpet. $1,100. 224-3753.
DUAL 1215 TURNTABLE, Heath AR-1214
tuner-amplifier, Heath AS-1039 speakers.
$250 firm. 733-6819.
10 SPEED Gitaine Tandem bike.
Quality components. Accessories. Extra
wheels and rims. Excellent condition, $650.
228-8588 anytime.
EXPERT TYPING: essays, term papers,
factums, letters, manuscripts, resumes,
theses. IBM Selectric II. Reasonable rates.
Rose 731-9857.
TYPING: $1 per page. Legible copy. Fast,
accurate, experienced typist with IBM
Selectric. Gordon, 873-8032 (after 10a.m.).
TYPING SERVICE for theses, correspondence, etc. Any field. French also available.
IBM Selectric. Call 736-4042.
ESSAYS, Theses, Manuscripts, Resumes.
Fast, professional typing. Phone Liza,
873-2823 and request our student rate.
TYPING SERVICE Correspondence, Term
Papers, Resumes, Essays, Reports. Good
layout, binding and covers available. IBM
Selectric. Annie, 224-3753.
campus. 266-5053.
732-3647 after 6
PROFESSIONAL court recorder guarantees
fast, accurate typing. Essays, theses,
manuscripts, letters, resumes. Phone
Carol, 987-6527.
TYPING Special student rates. Filtness of
Cameron Public Stenographers, 5670 Yew
Street. Phone 266-6814.
90 — Wanted
FOCUS 1 ADVANCED school of hairdress-
ing requires hair models for licensed
stylists. Receive a first class style for a Vi of
the price of a regular cut. Phone 683-3257
for appointment (open Sunday).
BABYSITTER to care for 2 yr. old twin
girls. My home. Odd hours. Phone
LOST Wed., Oct. 14-2 lib. books
Engel Japanese Gardens/TODAY Mori
Japanese Gardens. Please return MacMillan
Library. Needed term paper.
LOST: Brown leather purse in Angus 100 last
Friday, If found call Cathy, 277-0478.
40 — Messages
DEAR K: Good luck on the big 4 next week! I
Congrats on the 88 & 7.5 DGAOY! Love Et
inverts D.
PRACTICAL acupuncture moxibustion
home study course. P.O. Box 25676, Vancouver, B.C. V6M 4G9.
Female Volunteers
Aged 16-29 Who Are
Currently Taking
For participation in a Canadian
Track and Field Study. Only a
routine urine sample is required.
at the
99 — Miscellaneous
65 — Scandals
SELLING 12 1982 model Lasers. Boats used
for one regatta. Price: $1,900, regular price
$2,300. Contact: Sailing Club, SUB Rm.
208 or phone 228-4231.
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