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The Ubyssey Feb 26, 1981

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Array New council grasps tough issues
The new student council faced
several major issues at its first
meeting Wednesday night, and
many of the decisions proved that
council members are not easily
swayed by executive opinion.
Council directly opposed Alma
Mater Society president Marlea
Haugan when it voted to hold a
March referendum allowing
students to choose to discontinue or
retain the $15 SUB building fee.
Other important decisions included signing a two year national
advertising contract with Canadian
University Press Media Services. As
Council Briefs
a result The Ubyssey is ensured of
at least $20,000 in national advertising revenue next year.
Council set March 16 to 20 as the
date for a referendum to establish a
B.C. Public Interest Research
Group at UBC. A yes vote on the
referendum would mean students
would pay $5 a year to fund the
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Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, February 26,1961
group. Council set the date after
PIRG presented a petition signed by
more than 4,000 students supporting the referendum.
Council established a board of
directors for the CITR campus
radio society required by the station
to receive a low power FM broadcasting licence.
The AMS will receive $115,000
from the university administration
because council agreed to lease the
SUB eastern alcove to the administration for cafeteria renovations.
Council also took care of all the
necessary housekeeping motions involved with the beginning of a new
Aside from a new executive, there
McGill hacks halt PIRG
referendum proposal to secure
financing for a Public Interest
Research Group was defeated by
the McGill University student society Feb. 18.
McPIRG organizers were asking
for students to vote on an annual $5
refundable fee.
The council's major objections to
McPIRG's request were that the
organization had not sufficiently
proven itself, there were flaws in the
proposed constitution and there
were not sufficient controls upon
the group to ensure it was properly
"They (council) are depriving
students of the right to make a decision by themselves," charged
McPIRG president Peter Bruck. He
said the council's refusal to let the
issue be brought to referendum was
"paternalistic and non-commital."
The student society president said
sending something to referendum
implied a gesture of support by the
"Are we supposed to support an
autonomous organization about
which we know very little?" Todd
Ducharme said. "Until we really
know what this is about, they
(McPIRG) should become a functional group funded by the student
But McPIRG vice president Peter
Maass objected to this suggestion,
saying he believes it would compromise the group.
"We will not apply to the council to become a functional group.
We refuse to deviate from established PIRG structure. It is not in the
best interests of the students to have
a less democratic PIRG system set
up," Maass said.
"A PIRG has proved itself over
the last decade at many universities
in the U.S. and Canada. This is the
first opportunity to establish a
PIRG in Quebec. It's tried, true and
successful," he added.
Bruck criticized the student society executive's knowledge of
McPIRG. "None of the executive,
except those who voted in favor,
bothered to come to our events.
They have not taken the opportunity to inform themselves about our
organization," he said.
A science representative voted
against the referendum because she
was worried about continuity.
"It is poorly set up; there are few
controls," Debbie Shapiro said. "It
is setting a dangerous precedent letting student groups collect fees.
What happens in two years if they
don't have a group of gung ho
students and they're still collecting
PIRGs are independent research,
education and action organizations
which investigate current social problems of public concern. Developed
by consumer advocate Ralph
Nader, PIRGs draw on college and
university students for their
membership. There are PIRGs in
North America and Australia, including seven in Canada.
were several new faculty representatives at the meeting. They dealt
with an unusually high quantity of
controversial motions and managed
to complete council business shortly
after 10:30 p.m.
Here are the details on council's
major decisions:
Council overwhelmingly agreed
to sign a two-year contract with
CUP Media Services, a new
student-owned advertising company established by CUP member
papers in January.
The Ubyssey staff and CUP
president Michael Balagus told
council the new company offered
the best deal The Ubyssey could get
in national advertising, with an anticipated revenue of $25,000.
Media Services will allow Canadian student newspapers to receive
more advertising by presenting
themselves collectively to advertisers. With The Ubyssey, total
Media Services circulation is now
up to 186,000.
The Ubyssey has a 15,000 circulation.
The motion for signing the contract faced opposition on several
grounds, mostly from people who
felt joining Media Services was too
Finance director Jane Loftus urged council to stay out of Media Services until the new company proved
to  be  successful.
"I think we have enough money
to warrant sitting back a year to see
what happens," she said.
"Either way we (the AMS) are
going to lose money," she claimed.
Council voted 16 in favor and
seven against the motion. There
were three abstentions, all of whom
were executives.
Council made a last-minute decision to allow UBC students the
choice to stop paying the $15 SUB
building fee.
The fee was started by referendum in 1964 to finance construction
of SUB. SUB was finally paid off
this year, and a referendum to use
the fees for renovations to SUB failed in February.
"It's ridiculous to collect
people's money without knowing
what we're going to use it for or
even if we're going to use it," said
Marty Lund, school of social work
But science representative
Charles Menzies said, "$15 here
and there isn't going to make much
Council decided to hold the SUB
referendum in conjunction with the
See page 3: COUNCIL
GVRD pickets hit
UBC acute care
Construction on the new portion
of the UBC acute care hospital
came to a halt when striking municipal workers surrounded the construction site Wednesday.
The site is being picketed by the
Greater Vancouver Regional District employees' union because
GVRD personnel were found working on the premises, the secretary of
the GVRD employees union said.
Serge Labbe said: "The picketing
egiiertson photo
LOCKED GATE and striking picketers from civic workers' union seal off construction site at UBC acute care
hospital. Second campus picket line within week went up Wednesday, showing campus is not immune to outside
world influences and could be facing reality much more in coming days. Events also give students a chance to see
working class first-hand, something they may never experience again if degree plans work out.
SFU conflagration takes lifo
A tragic conflagration in a Simon Fraser University residence claimed the life of a hamster and left
three people homeless.
The hamster, whose name has not been released
to the press pending notification of relatives, died
of smoke inhalation. Residents Jo Karpiakfand her
two sons, Chris and Sammy, escaped uninjured.
"The whole apartment was gutted, but .the adjoining apartment was basically just water damaged," a fire official said. The fire began Tuesday
evening in Louis Riel House.
A witness said the first fire truck to arrive at the
scene wasn't equipped to deal with the emergency.
"There isn't any fire hydrant close to the building
and the first truck to arrive didn't have a hose long
enough to reach from the hydrant to the fire," said
SFU student Gord Miller.
The flames were finally doused at 8:30 p.m., a
half hour after the Burnaby fire department reached the residence.
Witness Viola Taylor said the fire started on a
bed in the apartment and spread to the balcony.
"The son Chris was playing on his bed with something flammable," she said.
The precise cause of the fire is currently under investigation. There is still concern the delay in putting the fire out was responsible for the needless
loss of life.
affects only the construction part of
the acute care hospital, not the
nurses or the clerical workers or any
other affiliated workers."
Labbe stressed that the normal
operations of the hospital would
not be affected.
But the project manager of the
acute care hospital strongly disagreed.
"I think if they ever wanted to
commit suicide in the public eye,
this is the way to do it," Jack Sunell
said. "What they've done is stopped construction of a hospital including a laboratory that will be used for cancer research."
"Every day that the strike proceeds important cancer research
could be delayed."
Sunell said when the picket lines
were set up the picketing was done
indiscriminately and trucks delivering supplies and repairs to the existing hospital saw the picketers and
turned away.
In response to Sunell's accusation
of no concern for the patients' welfare, strike coordinator Harold
Lane said the grandmother of one
of the picketers is in the UBC hospital with cancer.
He added only the construction
of the new portion of the hospital is
being picketed and not the operation of the existing facilities.
"We feel very strongly that this is
a very, very important hospital and
we wouldn't do anything to interfere with the operation of it. We are
not irresponsible," Lane said.
The administrator of the hospital, Lloyd Detwiller, agreed the
pickets would not affect the normal
operation of the hospital.
"It will not affect current operation of the hospital, it will just delay
the completion of that (microbiology) laboratory, which is unfortunate," he said. "But that's life."
Detwiller said the project is not a
university activity and that the regional board is acting as the project
"I understand why it's being
struck. But like everybody else I feel
the sooner it can be settled the better for all of us."
Lane said he expects the picketers
to remain at the hospital for as long
as the GVRD strike lasts.
"We'll be homesteading here,"
GVRD employees union president
Dave Samis said.
He added a few students were disturbed that the picketers were
blocking off the site, which he said
is a popular illegal parking area, but
that the vast majority of students
were quite supportive.
Sunell said he felt the picketers
would regret picketing the hospital.
"They'll get attention for this
thing, but I don't think they'll get
good attention." Page 2
Thursday, February 26,1961
WUSC students starve to save refugee
The millions of starving people in
the world have been joined by 30
UBC students.
The students, members of the
UBC chapter of the world university services of Canada, stopped
eating at 10 a.m. Wednesday and
plan to stay off food until noon Friday.
The event is designed to raise
money for bringing a refugee student to UBC from Eritrea.
"This is as much an educational
activity (as a fund raising event) for
students to learn more about refugees," WUSC president Mike Sayers said Wednesday.
The refugee, Eyob Goitom, was
selected for UBC by the United Nations high commission on refugees.
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Selassie in Ethiopia, but fled to
Khartoum, Sudan because of the
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He intends to do graduate work
at UBC in agriculture, urban planning and development. According
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ernuk, Goitom will probably return
to his native land in order to apply
the knowledge he gains here.
Starver Tricia Roche, arts 4, said
the starvathon will raise about
$1,500 of the $5,000 needed to
sponsor a refugee. Other funds
have already come from student
council and the faculty association.
Liz Slakov, arts 2, said she is participating because "it is important
to get an awareness of the refugee
problem in the world."
Other starvers said the event was
a personally satisfying experience.
"It is a worthwhile thing to do,"
said Suzanne Gagnon, arts 3. She
intended to starve only 25 hours,
but says she may go longer as the
starvathon progresses.
WUSC will accept donations at
its display and film shows in the
SUB concourse until Friday.
'Tween classes will carry more details.
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- Session 7 of a nine-part series on some of the issues of development
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Page 3
Cold courses
laid to rest
TORONTO (CUP) — Students
at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute
may have held a premature burial.
About 50 students wearing black
arm bands carried coffins to a mock
funeral Feb. 18 to pay their last respects to three courses which could
be phased out in September.
The recommendation to axe the
library arts, survey engineering and
technology and construction management programs came from the
vice-president academic's operations committee Feb. 5.
But the academic council's planning and budgeting review committee later voted, in a close decision,
to recommend to the institute's
president to retain the library arts
and survey engineering technology
programs. President Brian Segal
will make a recommendation on the
cuts and other cutbacks to the
board of governors March 30.
Ryerson student council president-elect Tim Feher said the funeral was held to attract the media
and showcase the problems at the
institute. He said the council got the
idea from a similar, and successful,
demonstration called to protest program cuts at the University of Winnipeg.
Feher said the Ontario provincial
election on March 19 provided an
ideal backdrop for the mock funeral. "It's important we make our
point and inform the students so
they know the issues (for election
day)," he said.
"It's time the students, as a
group, told the provincial government that we're sick and tired of
underfunding," added Karen Du-
binsky, Ontario Federation of Students chair.
Council president John Long was
pleased with the decision of the academic council committee, but vice-
president Guy Wright said he
thought there was still a good possibility all three courses would be cut.
"Segal isn't compelled to take the
advice of the academic council. I
think he's shown he's dedicated to
cutbacks," Wright said.
"There's no reason why they (administrators) had to introduce cutbacks so early. They're far ahead of
the other universities in implementing them."
In addition to axing three
courses, the vice-president's committee also recommended to severely cut back five other courses, including graphic arts management
and theatre.
Long said the committee did not
have reliable information on the
need for the courses or their potential.
"Rather than working towards
improving these courses, all of
which are in an excellent position
for improvement, the committee is
simply advocating chopping them,"
he said.
Ubyssey (gasp!)
is doing its job
The Ubyssey is doing its job of
informing and entertaining students. In a recently completed survey by commerce student Bruce
Cheng, 75 per cent of the students
surveyed said The Ubyssey met
their perceived purpose of informing students about student issues.
Initiated last fall by student council the survey was designed to find
out student attitudes towards or regarding The Ubyssey and CITR
radio, Cheng said in his report.
The CITR portion of the report is
not completed yet, but Cheng said it
should be ready next week. "We've
compiled the results and are now
running tests on them," he said
Wednesday. "The biggest problem
is the lack of response."
Out of a survey group of 400, 274
students responded to the telephone
interviews. More than three-quarters of the respondents read The
Ubyssey at least once a week, and
slightly less than a third read all
three editions of the paper each
"Not only am I pleased that students came out in such strong support of the newspaper but I am very
happy to have verified that the stu-
From page 1
referendum for PIRG's $5 fee levy,
but Menzies was concerned that
having two issues on the same ballot
might confuse students.
Robert Cameron, who held a
graduate student representative
proxy vote, said the SUB fee
referendum will give council more
AMS vice president Peter Mitchell accused graduate student
representatives, who introduced the
motion, of bringing it to council
late in the evening when council
members who would have opposed
it had left.
dents have the same idea as The
Ubyssey staff as to what should be
and is printed," Ubyssey editor
Verne McDonald said Wednesday.
"The only place where the survey
differed with our format is arts and
entertainment, which changed after
the survey was held to a smaller section in our new Friday issues," he
The most-read sections of The
Ubyssey include news about student
activities and student issues, national and international news,
photo captions, letters to the editor
and movie reviews.
Not so popular items were municipal news, sports, 'Tween Classes,
Hot Flashes, drama, book and music reviews, and interviews with artists.
An overwhelming majority found
The Ubyssey somewhat or totally
informative, objective and entertaining.
Although the surveyed students
said they did not read areas such as
entertainment, sports, municipal
news, 'Tween Classes or Hot
Flashes, these areas were considered
to be highly essential or somewhat
Comics was the only item out of
17 which was considered not essential to the newspaper. The most
essential item was news about student activities and issues.
Cheng included a short conclusion to the report, to "satisfy his
professor's needs." (The survey
was a class project, although Cheng
received $750 from student council
to finance it.)
It is up to student council to
make any recommendations based
on the report, Cheng said.
In short, Cheng said students
"generally perceive The Ubyssey as
being relatively acceptable."
"The Ubyssey seems to have the
approval of more of its readers than
any other newspaper I know of,"
McDonald said.
—eric eggertson photo
DURING LAST MOMENTS in position of ridicule and scorn, AMS hacks use glorious rag to ignite barbecue.
Purpose of cook out was burning five tons of marijuana so unemployed bureaucrats could return to society unnoticed behind euphoric smokescreen. To atone for past sins AMS hack, right, joined Ubyssey and intends to join
ex-senate hack, bottom left, in writing inside story of AMS. Past and present AMS kings called lawyers, then
panicked after seeing first draft of Brooks' "The Council Years — A SUBstandard Legacy."
Arf history ignores women
Women artists have been largely
ignored by art historians, a
freelance art historian and critic
said Wednesday.
"There have always been women
working in every medium you can
imagine," Avis Lang Rosenberg
told an audience of 40 in Lassere
104. Women were involved in the
history of art from the beginning,
she said, and have been involved all
"Those of us over 30 learned art
history that didn't mention
women." But the situation has
started to change in the last 10
years, she said.
Women were traditionally considered to excel only in media
reserved   exclusively   for   women,
CFS gets first members
OTTAWA (CUP) — Students at
Saint Mary's and Carleton universities have become the founding
members of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS).
Referenda were held at both the
campuses the week of February
16-20, asking students to approve
membership in the newly formed
student organization. CFS is a product of the merger of the National
Union of Students, the Association
of Student Councils — the service
wing of NUS — and the various
provincial student organizations.
Carleton students voted 74 per
cent in favour of the umbrella
organization, with about 20 per
cent of the population turning out
to the polls.
At Saint Mary's, 16 per cent of
the students voted 80 per cent in
favour of CFS.
Don    Perry,    NUS    Atlantic
fieldworker, said students at SMU
saw the need for CFS, in view of increasing cutbacks in federal funding
of education.
NUS executive officer John
Doherty was pleased with what he
called a "clear mandate" from
Carleton students.
Perry and Doherty agree that the
wins at Saint Mary's and Carleton
will lead the way for victories at
other campuses.
"Now that Saint Mary's has been
successful, other institutions in the
Atlantic will get the ball rolling,"
said Perry.
The next CFS referendum is
scheduled for Okanagan College's
Kelowna campus next week. Votes
are also coming up in March at
Selkirk, Capilano and Wascana colleges and the University of
Rosenberg said. Tapestries, embroidery, and quilt-making were
media considered "suitable" for
But women have been active in
media such as painting for as long
as men have, Rosenberg said, adding many were well known in their
own day but have been
systematically ignored by art
Rosenberg also criticized art
historians for concentrating on
"great" artists exclusively at the expense of other artists, many of
whom were women.
"The adjective 'great' is in some
ways a contradiction of the notion
of 'art history' which should
describe everything that happened
in art," she said.
But until the 20th century women
tended to deal with the same subject
matter as men, Rosenberg said.
"Largely there is nothing in the
past to differentiate the work of
women from men. Most women
painters had male painter
relatives," she said.
But with the gradual emancipation of women in the 19th century
women began to asset themselves in
the art world as they fought for
studio and exhibition space,
Rosenberg said.
However, art historians have yet
to catch up with developments in
the art world, she said. Page 4
Thursday, February 26,1981
Looks good
Student council could be off to its best start anyone can
Previous years have seen inaugural meetings of the new
governors of the Alma Mater Society grope feebly toward an
understanding of who they are and why they're there. Factions
formed so quickly it was impossible to say any particular council
ever acted as a unit.
Though it is far too early to proclaim a new era, we can't help
but feel hopeful about the potential of this council to respond to
student input as well as mobilize and unite students toward concrete goals.
First, there is the sensible action council took of holding the
building fee referendum and allowing students to make a
straightforward decision about whether they think it's necessary to
give money to the AMS for building projects.
At last we're getting first questions first, and, depending on
whether the referendum passes, we will have time to examine all
the factors involved as well as take a more complete look at proposals before approving a building project next year.
Then there was the decision to sign with Canadian University
Press Media Services. We know the decision entailed some risk
and some trust in an AMS subsidiary organization, namely The
Ubyssey, but council voted 16 to seven to support their own. The
petty factionalism and friction among AMS organizations may be
coming to an end, and next year may see cooperation in the AMS
instead of vicious circles of condemnation.
To cap off a productive evening, council unanimously (with
one abstention) passed the referendum for the B.C. Public Interest
Research Group. We can't help but think in the past there would
have been more hesitation, more spurious debate and some pure,
simple vacillation.
Instead, council acted forthrightly to accept the wishes of the
students who signed the UBC PIRG petition. If they continue to
listen closely to, and quickly act on, student views, they will undoubtedly find their job easier than it has ever been.
All in all, a good night's work. Experienced observers say the
quality of debate was good, with representatives giving concise, informed opinions and asking constructive questions. Such an
unusual claim may need verification over the next while but for
now we rejoice.
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February 26,1981
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the university year by the
Alma Mater Society of the University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff
and not of the AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Verne McDonald
Okay, we're late, said Glen Serrford, eo we'll save the funny stuff for the little grey box. The reporters, sxceMent writers svery one, were Arnold Hedstrom,
Craig Brooks lor what that student council of two year* ago?), Heeeok Cheng, Mike Brenk, Merk Leiren-Young, Pet Burdett snd Steve McClure. Their stories
were lovingly edited by Verne McDonald, Nancy Campbell and Tom Hawthorn. The copy wa* beeutrruHy lustrated by photographers Eric Eggertson and Craig
Heele, and by cartoonist Linda Reid lor is it Reed? ere we totally wrong?). Throwing in some weight on the edvertising end were Julie Wheelwright end Bill
Tisiepsrson, who along with Mike Balagus will get large kickbacks from our national ad revenue next year once we've done a thorough embezzling job through
ertide 32 of the contract. What suckers thoee people ere.
Students not' ready for sale' to highest bidder
I am writing in regards to the recent petition drive held by BC
PIRG (Public Interest Research
Group). Firstly, as one of the petitioners, I thank all the students who
signed the petition forms. I attribute the success of the petition
drive wholly to these students.
Secondly, however, regarding
those who refused to sign the petition forms, I shall assert the following:
The essence of a university process is not to churn students out
through the education turnstiles as
'ready for sale' commodities sold to
the highest bidder. On the contrary,
university is a venue whereby
students    may   extend   their
knowledge of past human
endeavours, and, combining that
.knowledge with the present, may
impart something that will not only
be beneficial to the present but also
to the future generations.
Currently, however, most
students seem to be abandoning
these notions, and preferring, instead, to reside in the godawful sty
of mindless apathy.
This sad realization manifested
itself countless times last week,
when, as a member of the PIRG
organization committee, I was collecting petitions for the PIRG
referendum. I am not referring to
those students who refused to sign
the petition forms but were willing
to argue their reasoning.
I am referring momentarily from
their one whole hour of lunchtime,
or those who robotically walked
away refusing even to listen to what
PIRG was all about, let alone sign
the petition form.
Such inane attitudes I fear may
be very detrimental to our heritage
of a liberal democratic political
system. We, at the university level,
are supposedly the more enlightened rung on the societal ladder.
University is a key to awareness. It
is there to free us, not lead us into
the dungeons of darkness. It is indeed very sad that so many of UBC
students seem to derive satisfaction
A letter to the AMS president
An open letter to Marlea Haugen:
Your comments regarding the outcome of the
SUB renovations referendum have left me
somewhat surprised. It is strange that while you
and your fellow AMS executives succeeded in
mutually massaging each others political egos to a
desired state of ecstasy, you have failed to discern
that these manipulations left the student body cold
and untouched. This lack of response had reasons.
In the last 10 years I have held elective office in,
and been associated with, several of the largest
democratically run organizations in B.C. One of
the things this experience has taught me is that people do not like to be cynically manipulated. The
referendum on SUB renovations did not contain
any option for students to vote on a building fee
per se. For this reason alone I, and many others,
voted against that referendum.
It astounds me, Ms. Haugen, that while you have
spent the last several years in a faculty that is
renowned on campus for its intellectual rigour, you
still have not learned where square one is. In my
humble way, I will explain the problem in extremely simple terms so that I might succeed in enlightening you where others, perhaps too intellectual, have
Several years ago the students on this campus
voted by referendum to levy a building fee. It was
clearly understood at the time that this fee was for
construction of SUB. SUB was completed, and the
debt is now paid off. That fee mandate has ended.
It was passd over, it is no more, it has joined the
Dodo, it has expired, it is an ex-mandate. In short,
it is dead.
Square one, Ms. Haugen, is to renew that mandate. Your problem is a failure to grasp the
elements of the process we call democracy. If the
proposed renovations had had full student input,
and every student and architect on campus thought
they were the best proposals since sliced bread, you
would still need to renew that fee mandate, and until you do so, -many of us will continue to oppose
any renovations whatsoever.
Incidentally, Ms. Haugen, lest you think me a
cantankerous and mean spirited man, I want to
assure you now that if you place a building fee
referendum before the student body I will vigorously support it (the sum being within reason). In the
meantime I will not be railroaded.
The time has come for you to pull your thumb
out of your mouth, dry your eyes, take a big
breath, turn around and come out of the corner,
and join the rest of us. You see, we didn't vote
against the referendum because we didn't like you,
or the intent of the proposal; we voted against it
because of us old fashioned types still have some
respect for, and believe in, the democratic process.
Jon Gates
from being released from the
necessity of thinking, and choosing
for themselves.
Therefore, I urge all those who
intend to destroy democracy by
their non-participatory and sheep
like ways to wake up. The future of
the democratic process depends
upon you.
A few years from now you will be
confronted with the prospect of facing 'the real world.' Are you going
to be able to do something worthwhile in it; or, are you going to
allow yourself to be dragged into
mindless obscurity?
If the former is your intention,
then I suggest that it is about time
you pulled your heads out of your
apathetic shells and looked around
for ways to contribute your
knowledge not only for the benefit
of  yourself   but   also   for   many
Moreover, I suggest that you
seriously consider the prospects offered by PIRG. It is a non-partisan,
student run organization doing
research into issues of public interest.
We, students at the university
level, have the requisites, why not
use them to enlighten others. Let us
get involved and help create a better
place for all. We must get involved
or else we — we alone — must face
the scorn of our children for leaving
them the legacy of polluted water
supplies, unhealthy air, bleached
grass from acid rain, and countless
other diseases that presently haunt
our society.
Bhagwant Sandhu
biology 3
Sheepshearers needed
Last year 50 Canadian university
students spent the summer working
in New Zealand as dairy producers,
sheep shearers, ski-tow operators,
cooks and deck hands on a cultural
and educational student exchange
The Student Work Abroad Programme (SWAP) has successfully
been sending Canadian students,
aged 18 to 30, to work "down
under" for the past seven years.
Developed by the New Zealand
Student Travel Bureau in conjunction with the Association of Student
Councils in Canada, SWAP offers
a unique vacation opportunity to
get to know New Zealand and its
people by providing interesting
"summer" work for the students,
thereby offsetting the expensive
cost of travelling.
We feel your readers would be interested in learning more about the
"Work in New Zealand" student
exchange programme from Judi
Kepmpthorne,    exchange    pro
gramme coordinator of the Student
Travel Bureau Limited in Wellington, New Zealand.
Judi will be in Vancouver on Friday, Feb. 27 and will be available
for inteviews during that time.
If you would like to interview
Judi Kempthorne during her stay in
Vancouver, please give me a call
and we'll confirm a time.
Tosca Gazer
Communications Counsellor
Warwick/Bradshaw, Inc.
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers.
Especially those who type their
letters, triple-spaced, on a 70 space
typewriter line, because these are
the people who are most likely to
see their letters printed sometime
before next Durin's Day eve.
Although an effort is made to
publish all letters received, The
Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
letters for reasons of brevity, legality and taste. Thursday, February 26,1961
Page 5
Another petitioner hits student disinterest
Students from the Public Interest
Research Group organizing committee have just completed a very
successful petition drive on campus.
Over 4,000 students have signed a
petition requesting the Alma Mater
Society to hold a referendum which
will ask UBC students for a mandate to the board of governors to
establish BC PIRG.
As a petitioner, I was encouraged
by the intelligent and positive feedback I got from most students.
However, I was dismayed by the
misconceptions and poor attitudes a
minority of students displayed
towards PIRG. Since PIRG is
something that should benefit all
students, I feel it is important to attempt to clear up some of these
One of the most perturbing
fallacies I encountered was that
PIRG was some sort of political
group. One student even refused to
sign as he quickly passed by because
he was a "right-winger."
The most fundamental attribute
of PIRG Is that it will try to do objective research on issues of public
interest. In theory, PIRG is nonpartisan and non-political. In practice, all individuals have their own
biases and partisan beliefs.
However, PIRG will attempt to
neutralize these biases in two ways.
The first way is that the only
stipulation to a student wishing to
do a PIRG research project will be
that he or she is personally committed to objectivity in that study, so
that the results will come before the
Keep it up!
When I was accosted by the
sight of pickets in front of SUB
on Monday, I thought "What
good can come from this?"
Tuesday's issue of The Ubyssey
has proved me wrong.
Little do the TWU pickets
realize that they have saved hundreds of UBC students untold
anguish. The marked brevity of
Tuesday's paper was indeed a
breath of fresh air for those who
have become accustomed to
your usual drivel.
Keep it up! With a little luck
and some unwitting cooperation from organized
labour, we may finally see the
extinction of the 1960s style
radical rag that The Ubyssey
Jeff Kuwica
applied sciences 1
Good work
Just a quick note to express
my appreciation of The Ubyssey
format. Thanks for removing 90
per cent of the trash.
Peter Mitchell
AMS vice president
We welcome that The Ubyssey
provides us with an opportunity
to report on events and express
our opinions in editorials and we
therefore welcome your praise in
these areas.
However, we also must provide the students who subsidize
us with the essential services they
require. We today return to
coverage of sports, club and
undergraduate society publicity
in the hot flashes, and the
publication of letters from
We regret if some see this as a
perpetuation of The Ubyssey's
conclusions. The second way of ensuring objectivity is to have the
students with a wide spectrum of
beliefs participate in the research.
Obviously, the success of PIRG
relies on the active and conscientious involvement of students with
all different political and
ideological beliefs.
The second disappointing attitude I encountered was that some
fourth year students felt they
should not support PIRG because
they wouldn't be here to benefit
from it.
Graduating students should be
glad to have this opportunity to
make this university a better place
when they leave than when they
came, especially when all it costs
them is the few minutes it takes to
fill out a referendum ballot. Getting
quorum in the referendum will depend on fourth year students showing this sense of legacy.
A third cause for concern was
student apathy. Although not as
widespread as I once thought, it is
still a formidable problem. Chances
are, anyone who has this affliction
won't have bothered to read this letter. If any have, please realize that
the only thing that is stopping you
from curing your apathy is apathy
Don't be apathetic about apathy!
Ralph Nader pointed out that getting involved in citizens efforts
helps you lose that sense of
powerlessness and alienation, and
increases your self-confidence and
The final misconception about
PIRG was that there was no need
for it. In actual fact, PIRG will provide a very important service to the
students, public and university.
Students will be the main
beneficiaries. PIRG will provide
materials, ideas, funding, guidance
and coordination for students
wishing to do term papers, research
projects or directed research
courses on an issue of public interest. PIRG will make such studies
feasible for students and
economical in a time-sense way.
It is crucial that students have the
opportunity to apply the skills and
knowledge they acquire at university. So many graduates are culture-
shocked when they leave UBC and
become employed in the community. Often, most of what they learn
at university is useless, and they
have to start from scratch. PIRG
projects will help to make this transition much smoother.
Education must be more than the
acquisition of knowledge. By helping students accomplish this, PIRG
will help students become more effective and useful citizens once they
leave university.
The incredible sum total of time
spent by students on their studies is
a tremendous resource which
should be put to a practical use. The
beautiful thing about PIRG is that
it will allow students to make their
education more interesting, and at
the same time more meaningful.
The public will also benefit from
the  PIRG  research  of students.
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Phone: (604) 732-7446
PIRG will work to publicize in
newspapers and other media the
student's results from research on
issues of public interest. Right now,
most of the information available
to the public on such issues is biased
propoganda put out by single-issue
special interest groups. The intelligence and hard-working nature
of students will ensure the quality
of their findings.
The university will also benefit
from the publication of PIRG
research. We are in the middle of a
period of belt tightening, and there
are hints that the public is having
second thoughts about paying so
much for our university education.
We have probably just seen the tip
of the iceberg. Any quality reseach
that students do on issues which are
of interest to the public will improve the university's public image,
and we hope will help to convince
the public that university education
is an important and worthwhile expenditure.
It has been the experience of
students trying to organize BC
PIRG that the more a student
knows about PIRG, the more impressed he is with the idea. This is
an inherently excellent concept, as
its success and popularity at over 70
other universities will attest.
I urge all students to give their
support, input and vote in the
referendum to this very worthwhile
cause. There can be a middleground
between apathy and being a radical.
Gary Marchant
grad studies
Grouping to disarm
Last fall a new society was formed at Dalhousie — Student Project
Ploughshares. The society's aim is
to inform students about the pros
and cons of disarmament through
seminars, films, discussions, etc.
This is in preparation for a referendum Dalhousie's student council is
sponsoring in the spring of 1982.
If there is anyone on campus who
is interested in forming such a society please contact us.
We look forward to hearing from
Maura Green
Research Director
Student Project Ploughshares
Student Union Building
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 1981
12:30—1:45 p.m.
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Thursday, February 26,1981
'Tween classes
General meeting, noon, SUB 230.
Informational meeting on thundemnouth for all
non-club members, noon, SUB 234.
General meeting, noon, SUB 224.
George  Mallone  speaks  on  standing  up for
stewardship, noon, Chem. 260.
C. Proffer speaks on The past snd future of Russian literature, 3:30 p.m., Buch. 2224.
Guest speaker Bkiejay, from the lesbian information line, speaks, noon, SUB 212.
Two films on the refugee situation in the world
today, noon, SUB concourse.
Artist Elizabeth Shefrin will present slides and
discussion on Traditional women's crafts as art
forms, noon, Lasserre 102.
Evening showing of Herotica, women's erotic art
show, 6 to 9 p.m., SUB art gallery.
Special guest speaks on speaking on radio and
television, 7:30 p.m., MacMillan 278.
Film Bedtime for Bonzo, starring Ronald Reagan
and friend, noon, Buch. 104. Bonzo beer garden;
Bonzo will attend, 4 to 8 p.m., SUB 125.
Bible study, noon, SUB 119.
Presentation on The Terminal, a new comedy by
William Krtcher and directed by Teresa Vander-
tuin, 12:30 p.m., Dorothy Somerset Studio
(theatre building).
Paul George speaks on land and resources in
B.C., general meeting follows, all welcome,
noon, Angus 225.
Panel discussion on women in business administration, noon, Buch. 102.
A taste of Paris, with quiche lorraine, salad,
French onion soup and La Gateau sans nom, bon
appetit, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., SUB snack bar.
Spendo Undiminished,  documentary of B.C.,
noon. Library Processing 306.
Israel week: Simcha Jacobovki from University
of Toronto speaks on the Jewish national movement, past and present, noon, Buch. 203.
Film: Life of Einstein, noon, Hennings 201.
Two films on the present refugee situation in the
world, noon, SUB 111.
Dinner, 6:30 p.Im., square dance 8:30 p.m., SUB
Herotica, women's erotic* art show, presents
special belly dancing performance for show's last
day,  refreshments available,  noon,  SUB art
rat vote
Zero hour in the TA Union's contract countdown. . . The TAU will
hold a ratification vote on its contract proposal at noon today in the
Grad Centre garden room. If you
are a teaching assistant, and you
want to accept or reject the contract, be there.
let It bleed
Drip, drip, drip, drip, drip. . . No
we are not talking about the AMS
executive, but the blood donor
clinic in the SUB conversation pit
today. Local supplies are low, so
the Red Cross wants your blood.
So, for all those amongst you who
didn't give earlier this month, do it
today. Look for Ubyssey hacks
amongst those giving. Some AMS
hacks mav even decide to bleed for
SUBFILMS presents
Thurs, Sun 7:00
Fri, Sat 7:00 & 9:30
$1.00    SUB Aud
Wed., Feb. 25-8:00 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 26—12:30 noon
$1.00 SUB Aud.
There is still time to register for the following
courses. Drop in to Rm. 203 WMG between
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Registration ends Friday, Feb. 27th
Feb.   23-Mar.   20,   5:30-6:30   p.m.   Mon.,
Universal Weight Rm. WMG. Cost: $5.00.
Wed.,   Fri.
Feb. 24th-Mar. 19th, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Tues., Thurs. Circuit,
WMG. Cost: $5.00.
Mar. 2nd-Apr. 1st, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Mon., Wed. Gym Floor
WMG. Cost: $5.00.
Robin Morgan speaks on Feminist art and literature, 8 p.m., Woodward IRC 2, followed by wine
and cheese party.
Planning meeting, noon, SUB 115.
Deadline for registration into men's track and
field meeting, event occurs March 9 to 13 at the
Harry Logan Track, War Memorial Gym
Men's and women's tower beach suicide run (10
km), no registration necessary, noon, Maclnnes
Registration deadline for women's broomball
night, event takes place March 5 WMG.
Registration   deadline   for   women's   Nitobe
basketball, WMG 203.
General meeting. International Houae lounge.
Question/answer period with Dr. Haaaam, noon,
SUB 119.
Steering committee meeting, noon, SUB 113.
Chinese painting class, noon, SUB 213.
Rally and march to protest U.S. intervention in El
Salvador and express solidarity with FDR, rally 1
p.m., march 2 p.m., starts Robson Square, goes
to Pacific Press building.
Film on El Salvador: Revolution or Death, noon,
Buch. 206.
Poetry reading by Elizabeth Brewster, sponsored
by the League of Canadian Poets, 8 p.m., Buch.
Economics series: Harbor, major facilities and industries of the port of Vancouver, Library Processing 306.
Koerner foundation special lecture on the impact
of the women's movement on contemporary
culture, with Judge Nancy Morrison, noon,
Buch. penthouse.
Film entitled The Spanish Earth, the classic Joris
Ivens documentary of the Spanish CivH Wsr,
written by Ernest Hemingway, noon, Henry
Angus 104.
Hot flashes
a change instead of bleeding the
Excuses are no good. So long as
you don't have a cold, flu, or any
disease, and aren't on any medication, you can give. Just head down
to SUB conversation pit today
some time between 10 a.m. and 4
p.m., ask for Bea Biddle, and tell
her you saw it in The Ubyssey.
Starving? Then join the crowd
over at the WUSC table in the SUB
concourse. Why not donate the
money you would have otherwise
wasted on lunch at food services by
helping bring a refugee student to
If not, then make a donation or
pledge to the starvathon. Drop by
the WUSC display and film show in
the SUB concourse and offer sup-
Cinemawest presents
port (but no food) to those valiant
students who have decided to abstain from the newly increased food
service prices for 50 hours.
In the SUB art gallery there is a
display titled Herotica, which will be
shown between 6 and 9 p.m. this
week, which is, by the way. Women's Week in case you didn't
Also featured this week is a slide
show and discussion of traditional
women's crafts as art forms. That's
in Lasserre room 102 at 12:30 today.
On Friday night Robin Morgan
speaks on feminist art and literature
at 8 p.m. in Woodward IRC 2. This
will be followed by serious indulgence in the wine and cheese which
will be immediately on hand.
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INTERESTED IN Interesting Designs? Come
hear Professor Michael Turner speak about
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ask for Dave (3141.
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TO THE MEN OF TRINITY: Ice only melts
when there is fire.
66 — Scandals
20 — Housing
ARE YOU TIRED of commuting to U.B.C.
every morning? If so, the Student Housing
Office may be able to help. We now have
vacancies for women in Totem Park
Residence. There are only seven double
rooms left — so act quickly. Come to the
Student Housing Office during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and let
us help you solve your housing problem.
For info 228-2811.
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will be here this Thursday. Don't miss outl
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Must be well groomed and enthusiastic.
Car an asset. Call Mr. Patrick 9 a.m.-12
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PERSON (Male preferred) required to polish
wood paneling in Shaughnessy home. No
experience necessary. 733-7002.
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'Bird droppings
Patti Sakaki once again led UBC
women gymnasts to victory in the
Canada West championships in
Winnipeg last Saturday. UBC finished with 148.8 points. The University of Alberta was second with
143.2, while the University of Manitoba came third with 142.55.
Sakaki was first in vault, uneven
bars, beam, and floor exercise and
was first all-around. UBC's Michelle Sorret was second in floor exercise and third in beam, vault and
uneven bars.
Meanwhile, UBC finished second
in the men's portion of the meet
with 214.75 points, behind U of A
with 235.7. U of M finished third
with 184.2. Glen Harder of UBC
was second in the high bar event
and third in floor exercise and
Both teams qualified for the
CIAU championships in Calgary
March 5-7.
The Thunderette volleyball team
made a spectacular bid for the
championship at the fourth Canada
West cumulative point tournament
held in Edmonton over the weekend, but lost out to the University
of Saskatchewan in the final.
UBC managed to defeat the
league-leading Huskiettes in round
robin play but couldn't hold them
in the final and lost in three games.
Tara Sen ft and Maryanne Branson
of UBC were named to the first
team all-stars.
The men's team placed third in
the round robin tournament this
weekend, and ended fifth in overall
standings, eliminating them from
the finals.
e       »       *
Both Thunderbird and Thunderette swimming and diving squads
placed second to the powerhouse
University of Calgary in the Canada
West championships in Edmonton
over the weekend. Women's team
captain Janice Blocka won the 100
metre breaststroke and was third in
the 50 metre freestyle. Mike Blon-
dal won the 50 metre freestyle and
was second in the 100 metre butterfly.
Several UBC swimmers swam
qualifying times for the CIAU finals to be held March 5-7 in Toronto.
Two losses to the University of
Saskatchewan on the weekend destroyed any hopes the Thunderbird
basketball team had of making the
Canada West playoffs. UBC lost
both games by identical scores of
80-67, giving them a 7-11 record to
date. They finish their season this
weekend when they meet the University of Lethbridge at War Memorial gym.
The Thunderettes dropped a pan
to Saskatchewan on the weekend
finishing off their season with a
0-20 record.
* *     *
UBC's rugby 'Birds got off to a
great start on their West Coast Universities Rugby Conference tour
with lopsided wins over Stanford
(31-0) and University of California
at Santa Barbara (28-3). They play
their final game against the University of California at Berkeley today.
• *       e
The Thunderbird ice hockey team
lost twice to the University of Saskatchewan on the weekend by
scores of 7-4 Friday and 5-3 Saturday.
They end their season in last
place in Canada West behind the
Universities of Alberta, Calgary
and Saskatchewan.
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A Comedy
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Directed By John Brockington
MARCH 6-14
(Previews — March 4 8-5)
8:00 p.m.
Matinee — Thursday, March 12 — 12:30
Student Tickets: $3.50
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12:30 p.m.
SUB 207-209
Thursday, February 26,1981
Telecommunication union line not busy
On Monday it looked like
picketers from the Telecommunications Workers' Union would be
closing SUB and the new administration  building  indefinitely,
but   on   Tuesday   the   pickets
mysteriously disappeared.
The picketing vanished because
of a controversial agreement between UBC and the B.C. Federation
of Labor, strike coordinator Mike
Mclean said Tuesday.
Mclean said the TWU had
originally planned to close the entire university down on Tuesday
because it had been using scabs.
He   said   UBC   labor   relations
—craig h«at« photo
WORLD IS COMING to an end, so four UBC students don radiation proof helmets and discreetly back into odd
looking bomb shelter. Group used sticks to ward off party crashers and mix the soup. While waiting for Godot and
pizza with works, group ponders true meaning of ridiculousness and arrives at no conclusion. World is still here
but four deranged mah jong players are nowhere to be found.
Crummy crude food cost up
The cost of food is climbing at
UBC, both in the cafeterias and in
the student residences.
Last week prices went up by 10 to
15 cents for cafeteria food items
with bread in them, such as hamburgers and sandwiches, due to
bread price increases, food services
director Christine Samson said
She said food costs to residence
students will also be increased because of inflation.
Meal charges for residents in Totem and Vanier are still under negotiation after students in both residences rejected a food services offer
of $5.25 per day per student — an
increase of over 16 per cent from
the previous agreement of $4.50.
Cafeteria prices on various items
will continue to rise in accordance
with increased costs of individual
ingredients but would not be raised
across the board, Samson said.
Because of the bread price hikes,
the cost of a hamburger went up 15
cents; a sandwich, 10 cents; and a
donut, five cents. An increase in the
cost of tuna sent the price of a tuna
sandwich up even higher. Beverages
and salads were not affected by the
Samson expects residents in Totem and Vanier will eventually accept food services' new proposals.
"I think that the students agree
that an inflationary increase is
necessary," she said. "The students
will accept the increases as soon as
we can convince them that the quality of the food will be maintained or
get better."
Residence representatives were
unavailable for comment.
Students had varying views on
the cafeteria price hikes. One said:
"I think this is a bad time to increase prices. A lot of students use
the cafeteria at this time of year and
a lot of them are running out of
"I can understand them increasing prices but the increases seem a
little high," added another student.
One student, who was munching
on an entree, said, "This meal cost
me $2.75 and it should have cost me
about $4.25 somewhere else. I think
the prices are good and the food
isn't bad, as long as you pour gravy
on everything so you can't see it."
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manager Wes Clark sent Tom
Fawkes, B.C. Fed director of communications, a letter guaranteeing
that scabs would not be used on
campus and that the TWU would
"be notified in the event of an
emergency involving a work request
for service."
"Maybe B.C. Fed finds this letter
satisfactory but I don't find it
satisfactory at all. I think it stinks,"
Mclean said.
Mclean angrily charged it was a
secret verbal agreement between
Fawkes and Clark which put an end
to the picketing of SUB and the
new administration building. The
buildings contain Bank of Montreal
branches which continue to accept
B.C. Telephone Co. payments.
"This issue over the banks is that
the B.C. Fed policy is to picket the
complete building which contains a
company being picketed. That is
what we understood and that's
what we shut down.
"Then, when this letter was
drawn up, apparently Tom Fawkes
and Wes Clark made a verbal agreement that we would only picket the
banks starting Tuesday," Mclean
The TWU was not aware of this
agreement until one of the picketers
showed up Tuesday morning and
saw all the UBC union employees
going back to work, he said.
Mclean said Fawkes told him to
picket only the banks, but he refused.
"We didn't want to waste our
time picketing an arrogant bank.
We wanted some of our affiliates to
be out so that UBC could put some
pressure on the Bank of Montreal."
The union is still looking at the
possibility of closing UBC down, he
"We're going to be checking
UBC like hawks and if we see any
of our work being done by anybody
we'll close that place down ... all
of it."
Fawkes said the agreement was
made with the full consent of the
TWU, but added that Mclean
"doesn't know what's going on in
rest of the province." (Mclean is the
president of local one of the TWU
in Vancouver south).
Although the letter Clark sent to
Fawkes made no mention of pickets
of any kind, Fawkes said part of the
agreement was that the picketing of
the two bank branches would continue but the buildings would not be
shut down.
"The picketing was designed to
do two things: to get UBC to lean
on the banks and to get a guarantee
that UBC would stop using scabs,"
Fawkes said.
If there was any indication continued picketing would have affected the bank's policy then the
pickets would have stayed, he added.
Fawkes said he understands
Mclean's attitude, but added that
the negotiations with UBC involved
looking at the union's situation on a
provincial basis and not just on a
local one.
"The largest installation in their
area is UBC and that's the one they
have to watch."
Mclean said he was bitter about
the situation. "As far as I'm concerned we look like a bunch of
horses asses right now and we're
embarrassed at the whole
Nominations   now   open   for  the  following
G.S.A Positions:
Nominations Close FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 1981
Nomination forms available from U.S.C. Office
Duties outlined on U.S.A. Noticeboard
A Short Course
in English
can   help   you   improve   your
essay writing
for the UBC English Composition Test
March 2-19,1981 - $45.
Register this week at the
Centre for Continuing Education
228-2181 (246)
UBC Reading, Writing and Study Skills Centre


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