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Tenants rights • Peace Arch rally • Ridge reviews • Plays, music and more
Vol. I, No. 2
Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, May 19,1982
Government flounders
on youth employment
Government indecision, delays and cuts in employment funds are
costing students summer work and forcing others to wait for jobs
that will pay apallingly low wages.
With almost three weeks gone this summer, and severe provincial
unemployment, the Socred government's youth employment program for universities is still floundering.
The program is usually an-        # Today, the council is identify-
nounced in February to allow in-    ing high technology, private companies that will employ students.
The university is taking applications
for project proposals.
Science council representative
Max Cairns said job postings will
appear at campus employment offices by the first week on June. But
unless the companies supplement
wages, the jobs will only pay the
government grant of $600 per
month for a period of two months.
Based on a 40-hour week that's
$3.75 per hour.
stitutions to plan projects and hire
students. Here are the
developments this year:
• The labor ministry cancelled
the program in April after the announcement of the provincial
• April 30, the ministry
reinstated the program with restrictions on wage levels and $l l million
less than the previous year's grant.
UBC received $726,000 compared
to $1.2 million in 1981;
• May 8, the universities
ministry revised the program to cut
university allocations. UBC funding dropped to $642,000. Instead,
the Science Council of B.C. got
about $120,000 to create 100 high-
tech engineering and science
student jobs in industry;
And amid the delays and indecision, in labor and university ministry offices, with students anxiously awaiting jobs — confusion.
"We got the surprise in May,"
said labor ministry spokesperson
Suzanne Hillian. "Funds were collected  from various  ministries  to
Student job hopes
will have to drop
Help wanted — receptionist, $6
per hour. Only windsurfers need
Yes, there are summer jobs —
not many — and the wages and
qualifications may not fit most
students' expectations and abilities.
But according to David Bernard,
Canada Employment Centre
manager at UBC, the majority of
students will find summer jobs.
"The wage expectations of
students will have to drop," said
Bernard although he added that he
doesn't want to discourage students
from looking for work.
Finding a job is the best way to be
assured of funding to return to
school in the fall. Awards director
Byron Hender said Monday the
federal and provincial loan and
grant programs don't plan to revise
criteria to permit students to receive
grants without a personal contribution.
University students are expected
to work 16 weeks and save $500 —
$57 a week, to be exact — if they
were able to work and qualify for
financial aid, said Hender.
Students unable to meet the
criteria have to document why they
didn't find work according to provincial loan regulations.
To date, at the UBC employment
center, job placement is down 20
per cent and job hunters are up 20
per cent compared to a year ago
Bernard said.
Wages offered appear to be between $5 and $7 an hour said Bernard. "The 10, 11, 12 dollar jobs
are union jobs and with so many
union people unemployed they are
not available/'
In Langley's student employment
centre, Colleen Cole, herself a UBC
student, said the job situation is improving.
"It is getting better but right now
we only have two jobs. This morning we made 10 or 12 placements,"
Cole said Monday. "We are surprised because we have fewer
students registering than last year.
The situation is not good but it's
not that bad. Students who want
jobs are getting them."
"You really have to look like you
want a job to get one," she said.
support the youth program."
A cabinet committee, chaired by
Grace McCarthy and comprised of
cabinet colleagues Don Phillips,
Jack Heinrich, Brian Smith and Pat
McGeer, resurrected YEP despite
lack of funds from the budget.
"The reasoning behind the
cabinet committee on employment
development decision was to go
with jobs," said Hillian. "They
wanted the same number of jobs (as
last year) but the only way was to
cut the wages in half.
"It was the best that could be
In McGeer's own ministry, policy
co-ordinator Jane Burnes denied
the minister changed the allocation
to the universities to provide funds
for the science council employment
"I would have termed the first
figure ($726,000) premature,"
Burnes said. "I don't know who
gave (UBC) the information."
But student counselling director
Dick Shirran said he was informed
of the grant by letter from the labor
ministry and the revision came
about a week later from the universities ministry by phone.
"It's unfortunate that the program started so late," said Shirran.
"It's been somewhat of an off and
on again affair."
"This is a pretty big place (UBC)
to get going and organized."
Shirran also criticized the program reductions. After the latest
revision, 535 students will get jobs
at UBC compared to 613 last year.
In addition, the grant only covers
two months at $600 per month and
can't be extended to four. The
university can't supplement wages
and some departments can't even
afford to pay unemployment insurance benefits and holiday pay
which is now UBC's responsibility,
Shirran said.
"It's really a cost-shared program which it wasn't in the past —
now it's going to be," said Shirran.
Hillian said the cabinet committee definitely hoped that the university would supplement wages
regardless of the tight fiscal situation at provincial universities and
Despite delays, Shirran said UBC
expected to use all the funds
allocated by the government.
Meanwhile, statistics Canada
reported that unemployment in the
18 to 24 age group had reached 19.4
per cent.
NDP labor critic Karen Sanford
attacked the Socred employment
program and called for an emergency debate on unemployment.
"It's simply not good enough to
cut employment programs so they
can be announced with great fanfare a week later in the hope that
people will think a new program has
been developed to attack the
unemployment situation," she said,
referring to the summer youth
employment program.
Government turns off
UBC radio station
CITR, UBC's radio station, applied to the federal government for
money this summer, but it did not get a penny.
CITR applied for almost $40,000 to create jobs for 10 students, and
enable the station to record public affairs shows and help meet program requirements.
"The money was to be used to enhance Canadian culture," said Harry
Hertscheg, CITR's news director.
"We wanted to do shows covering native groups and issues, a series of
radio plays in conjunction with (UBC's) creative writing department and to
develop contacts with local Canadian musicians," said station manager
Sonia Mysko.
Hertscheg said that without the grant CITR will not be able to do public
affairs shows and other special projects. The lack of funds will also affect
next year's programming.
"The programs that would have been stockpiled over the summer would
have been used in the fall," Mysko said.
She said one of the reasons CITR applied was to help meet the Canadian
Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's guidelines which
require the station to devote a certain percentage of time to news and to
public affairs.
"We're going to be that much slower in fulfilling program requirements.
There's just not enough people working," she said.
At the moment, Mysko said, four people working for CITR are getting
paid. She said that they are maintaining day-to-day operations, but ihey
must work overtime without pay.
"We're frustrated. The government could have given us more than
nothing. We would have hired fewer people," she said.
Mysko said they stated in their proposal that the grant could have been
scaled down. She said that although CITR asked for $40,000, they would
have accepted a smaller amount.
"We're disappointed. What disturbed me is that the government waited
so long. There's no job security," Hertscheg said. "You're left on hold."
"If it takes (the government) that long to make a decision, they should
set their deadlines earlier than February. By the beginning of March,
everybody should know where they stand with regards to funding," Mysko
CITR is currently applying to the provincial government for funds. If
their monetary situation doesn't improve, CITR's funds will be sup-
plementd by the Alma Mater Society and alumni, said Hertscheg. Page 2
Wednesday, May 19,1982
Hospital awes 3,000
"The minute people hear the
word nuclear medicine, they immediately panic and think of Hiroshima and Three-Mile Island" said
Cornelia Schofield, a nuclear medicine technician.
Schofield was conducting a tour
of the nuclear medicine department
during Open House at the UBC
Health Science Centre that drew
about 3,000 visitors last Sunday.
"This is not the case at all," she
said. In fact a patient undergoing
treatment here will be exposed to
less radiation than in an X-ray. A
lung scan, for example, in which the
patient breathes radioactive gas,
will expose the patient to only 16
milliRads (or one thousandth of a
radiation absorbed dose) compared
to up to 1,000 mRads for a chest
Often   scanning  procedures  can
ACU cafeteria
says let them
eat roast beef
Where on the UBC campus do
150 chickens and 22 15-pound
roasts disappear every two weeks?
Where else but into the clean
and scrubbed interior of B.C.'s
newest hospital cafeteria: the acute
care unit kitchen at ihe Health
Sciences Centre Hospital.
"We Iced approximately 190 patients and 6(X) staff, students and
visitors each day in the cafeteria,"
said food services manager Lois
Busch during the hospital's open
house tour of the kitchen last Sunday.
The ACU kitchen staff lake care
of "one-step" food such as roasts
and vegetables.
The 42 staff members prepare
meals for 10 different diets, including vegetarian, Busch said. She
said the dieticians and their
assistants try to come up with a
two-week cycle of menus twice a
year, in spring and fall. Naturally,
the summer menu features more
fresh fruit and vegetables because
they are readily available then. And
the kitchen staff is always on the
lookout for new ideas.
"We experiment a lot," Busch
said. "Our cooks here are very
good al using new recipes."
Out in Ihe public cafeteria, the
staff tries to emphasize good eating
habits, but this isn't always easy,
said dietetics5 director Carol
"In a public cafeteria, the aim is
to encourage people to make the
wisest selection," she said. "The
problem is, in North America, people demand a choice . . .
"People eat with their eyes, they
eat with their emotions ... .as you
know, people don't always make
the wisest choice . . . the number
one (nutrition) problem is obesity."
Olmstead explained that the
ACU cafeteria is set up in such a
way that nutritious foods such as
fruits and vegetables are
"There's always a balance in a
public cafeteria," Olmstead said.
"You can't force your ideas down
people's throats. You have to make
those good, nutritious things so appealing that they don't want the
other things."
And what is the most popular
meal in the cafeteria? On the winter
menu, at least, it's spaghetti for
lunch and sweet and sour pork for
dinner, said dietetics services supervisor Diane Enns, closely followed
by chicken a la king and barbecue
detect problems earlier than X-rays,
especially bone problems, Schofield
said. When a radioactive isotope is
injected into the bloodstream, the
radiation adheres to sections of the
bone. If the bone is damaged or serrated there will be more surface
area to which the radiation will attach.
When a film is taken, an image is
produced which is directly proportional to the distribution of radioactivity in the patient. Running injuries, for example, show up on the
film as a dark spot on the shin.
A similar process is used for the
$300,'(XX) heart scanner. An image
of the heart is produced on the
screen and a computer process
graphs out how much blood is going through the heart.
"Of all the work that is done in
this department, less than 50 per
cent deals with cancer and tumors,"
Schofield stressed. As well as for
lung and heart scans, nuclear medicine can be used to pinpoint problems in the bones, liver, kidneys,
thyroid and other areas of the body.
Schofield also said work is done
in conjunction with the cardiology
department. On display in that department's stress lab was the Bruce
protocol machine which tests the
heart's reaction to physical stress.
The machine appears deceptively
simple: a sloping rubber treadmill
that runs mechanically while the
person being tested walks on it, and
a handrail to which the person can
See page 7: HOSPITAL
IS IT STILL BEATING? . . . Summer Ubyssey staffer Pat Macleod asks
Marion McGarry as the UBC hospital emergency room RN glues her to the
cardiogram machine. Machine was on display at the hospital's recent open
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Page 3
Boulevard bus boycott cancelled
« A threatened boycott of Univer
sity Boulevard by bus drivers last
Saturday was abandoned when the
drivers realized they could be on
shaky legal ground.
-»-, Colin Kelly, president of the In
dependent    Canadian    Transit
% Union, said the union anticipated
trouble if a bus was involved in an
accident while going along 16th
Ave., the route the drivers planned
to substitute for the Boulevard.
^_ "There's some question about if,
for instance, on an unauthorized
route a driver had an accident, the
Metro (Transit Operating Co.)
would cover any (insurance payment) costs, but they might turn
around and sue the individual," he
The union announced the boycott last week, charging that the
•      boulevard is too narrow for safe op
eration of the new trolley buses that
will be in service by the end of this
Ida Mann, the University Endowment Lands' representative to the
Greater Vancouver Regional District, said she doesn't blame the bus
drivers for their stand, which she
thinks is justified.
"I don't know if I'd use the word
'unsafe,' " Metro general manager
Bill Allen said, "(but) it's strenuous
to drive that route."
Allen said the bigger trolley buses
are 8'6", compared to eight feet for
older buses. He said 23 per cent of
the buses using the Boulevard in the
last two years have been wide ones.
And, Allen said, in the past two
years there have been "only 18 contacts" between buses and other vehicles, all of them minor.
Kelly agreed with this figure, but
added that all appear to have been a
Peace rally on
despite arch rivals
What could possibly hinder a
peace rally in Peace Arch park?
Lots, according to government
administrators in charge of overseeing parks use.
"Peace Arch park can't possibly
handle 25,000 people," Ian Leman,
regional director of Lower Mainland provincial parks, said Tuesday. "The facilities were never designed for a gathering of this nature."
The gathering in question is the
June 12 peace rally, which is being
planned by the End The Arms Race
committee to coincide with a similar
rally in New York City during the
UN second special session on disarmament.
"There are indications that
they're going to be a little reluctant
to let us use the Peace Arch park,"
Frank Kennedy, co-chair of the End
The Arms Race committee, said
Monday. "They say it's a horticultural park and it couldn't stand to
have that many people in it."
Park administrators said washroom and parking facilities are inadequate for the number of people
expected for the rally, and that
there is a lack of adequate transportation to and from the park.
"It's simply a matter that the facilities are not suitable for a gather
ing of this magnitude," Leman
But rally organizers, who organized the April 24 Walk For Peace,
said they are going right ahead with
their plans to hold the rally in Peace
Arch park.
"We're going to reapply for the
permit. We have some reason to
think it will work out," committee
secretary Claire Perry said Tuesday.
"We couldn't really imagine that it
wouldn't. There are reasonable
concerns (about having a rally in
the park), but we can answer those
concerns," she added.
"We're going ahead on the assumption that we're going to have
the rally (at Peace Arch park)."
Leman has suggested that the rally be held at Campbell River park,
which he says is only two miles from
Peace Arch park and has vast parking space.
But Campbell River park has no
open space for a rally, said committee member Gary Marchant. "It's a
bloody forest," he said. "It just
doesn't make sense. We decided not
to go for that one."
Marchant affirmed the committee's intention to go ahead with
plans to hold the rally in Peace
Arch park. "It's been done before.
They can easily fit 50,000 in that
Booze may bump art
The student union building's art
gallery may lose its home permanently in favor of a licensed
lounge, gallery co-ordinator Cathy
Ord said Friday.
"This student council has strange
priorities favoring beer over art,"
Ord said. She said an earlier proposal to establish a permanent
licensed lounge in SUB's listening
lounge would be much more acceptable.
However Alma Mater Society
president Dave Frank said that the
cost of a sewer hookup in the listening lounge makes that plan unfeasible. Although Frank didn't have the
exact figures, he said the cost of
moving the gallery and establishing
a bar in its present home is about
the same as establishing a bar in the
listening lounge.
"An art gallery is important but
we have to make tough decisions,"
he said. "We don't have the space
or the finances we would like. This
plan is a better utilization of
Ord said too many sacrifices will
be made if the gallery is moved.
"The present space was built as
an art gallery", she said, noting
that the high ceilings and walls are
built to gallery standards.
"Visibility, too, is important to
the gallery. If it is tucked in a corner
then nobody would ever go in there.
"There's been no sympathy from
council," she said, adding that she
has been told the gallery should be
thankful for the space it gets.
Ord said Frank told her last fall
that if the SUB renovations referendum didn't go through (a plan
which included a lounge in an expanded listening lounge) that the art
gallery would be on the line.
The AMS budget is tighter than it
has been in a long time, Frank said,
blaming the problem partly on the
continuing unwillingness of
students to approve SUB renovations.
"We've got to better communicate the need for these projects
to students ir the future," Frank
direct result of the narrowness of
the traffic lanes on the Boulevard.
He also pointed out that to make
a right turn off Blanca onto the
Boulevard, the buses must straddle
both lanes, which is illegal.
"The RCMP out there (UBC)
have stated that it's against the law
to straddle the line while driving,
but we can't drive out there without
straddling," Kelly said.
Kelly also pointed out that the
new trolley buses weigh about 20
per cent more than the diesel buses,
which are about 10 tons.
"That's going to accelerate the
deterioration of that highway, and
there's no guarantee that the department (of highways) will maintain it even at its present standard,"
he said.
Mann said the safety problems
could be solved easily by allowing
one lane, rather than two, on each
side of the Boulevard. Allen said he
would like to see the Boulevard widened.
But the highways department is
the final arbiter of such proposals,
and has so far rejected both propositions, Allen said.
"The UTA (Urban Transit Authority) has approached the highways department to make it (the
Boulevard) single lane or widen it,"
he said. "But the department said
they were not prepared to do that.
(But) there's been enough concern
shown that possibly the highways
department will reconsider.".
"We're going to continue to lobby (the highways ministry)," Kelly
TIGHT SQUEEZE . . . Metro bus squeaks around corner from Blanca on to University Boulevard. Buses have
collided with other vehicles 18 times in last two years, supporting iransn operators' union claims that route is unsafe. See story this page.
Irish women fight imperialism
The women's movement in Ireland is faced with internal division
as well as the repressive forces of
the church and the state, according
to members of the Irish Prisoner of
War Committee.
The problems in establishing a
national women's movement are
three-fold, Maeve Moran told 20
people at the Britannia community
centre Saturday. She said there is a
geographical division between women in the north and in the south,
and a division between loyalist and
nationalist women. Loyalist women, who are allied with the British, often have more opportunities
than nationalist women. The latter,
who desire the unification of the
Republic with Northern Ireland, are
usually members of the working
"The third problem is that a theoretical vacuum exists in the women's movement," she said. "Feminists are wary of merging purely
feminist issues with political issues.
There is a problem of distinguishing
between sexual oppression and imperialism."
The best example of this division
is evident in Northern Ireland, she
Women Against Imperialism,
which is noted for its picket outside
Armagh jail in support of the women prisoners' demand for political
status, broke from the Belfast Women's Collective because the collective wanted to build a broad base
and to stick with feminist issues only, said committee member Marion
She said the collective dissolved
because the feminists were largely
unsuccessful in attracting working-
class women to feminist issues. But
the women in Armagh and their
supporters continue their struggle
against sexual oppression and imperialism, Malcolmson said.
In addition to this split between
feminism and anti-imperialism,
Malcolmson said, women in Northern Ireland have to deal with the
ravages of war, and women living in
nationalist ghettoes face even harsher conditions.
"They suffer consequences of being a minority and are discriminated
against," she said.
Like their male counterparts, women are subject to arrest, bodily
searches, torture and imprisonment. Women report being arrested
with their children who then see
their mothers raped.
"Because males are arrested, interned, killed or they run away, women are forced onto the job market. Children are left behind to play
on some of the most dangerous
streets of the world."
Malcolmson said Northern Irish
women are often the sole supporters
of their families and are the source
of both economic and emotional
"Women are continuing the Irish
tradition of resisting occupation,"
she said. "The ghettoes exist because of the sheer determination of
these women."
She added that the tactics the women's movement uses to thwart the
British army include defying curfews, banging lids to warn that the
British are coming, rent strikes,
leaving both front and back doors
open to allow the Catholics free access and shelter when the army invades, sharing necessities such as
food and minding each other's
"Imperialism invades every aspect of these women's lives," Malcolmson said. "Imperialism has
magnified their oppression but at
the same time has freed them from
employment restrictions."
She said women have been forced
into a leadership position and they
will not back down now.
Malcolmson said women in both
the north and the south of Ireland
are actively working to improve employment legislation, to legalize
abortion and to undermine the
church's influence in areas of contraception and divorce.
"The wage gap between men and
women has widened. Women are
offered very little protection under
employment legislation." Adding
to their lack of freedom and protection, abortion is illegal in Ireland.
Consequently many women are
forced to go to England to get one,
Malcolmson said.
Efforts to legalize abortion are
met with tremendous opposition
from the church, Moran said. As
was evidenced by the Pope's visit a
few years ago, she said that the
church's influence is still strong.
"But the church is slowly losing
its grip in Ireland. Young people are
not afraid to come out and voice
opposition," she added.
Moran said Spare Rib, a
women's liberation magazine, is
banned in Ireland because of its references to abortion.
"There's so much prudery
around sex," she said.
"The shame for women who get
pregnant outside of wedlock is horrendous because of the church and
the legal system. Only the removal
of archaic and patriarchal laws will
enable Irish women to live normal
lives." Page 4
Wednesday, May 19, 1982
Of newspapers, student governments
This is the story of a battle
between two newspapers, The
Ubyssey and The Conventioner,
both printed by the same publisher.
One is attempting to serve
the interests of the students
who fund it. The other was created in an undisguised attempt
to make money. The former is
in serious danger of going
under. The latter is being protected at all costs.
It is a classic example of the
priorities of student societies today.
The past decade has witnessed an alarming shift in the philosophy and focus of student
government in North America.
Created to give students a
unified voice in developing a
more egalitarian educational
system, student societies took
up the cause of those who were
denied input into decisions that
affected their education.
But lately, student societies
have abandoned their commitment to students in favor of
making money and improving
their resumes.
For the first time ever, UBC
had the chance to have a summer student newspaper. The
federal government gave us an
$18,000 grant to put out a
weekly student newspaper for
16 weeks.
This is our second and possibly last paper.
The Summer Ubyssey depends upon advertising revenue
to survive. But during its incubation earlier this year, AMS
manager Sue Cadeny and AMS
general manager Charles Redden created their own "student" newspaper: The Conventioner.
While The Ubyssey was waiting to hear from the federal government about the grant, Cadeny was actively soliciting advertisements for The Conventioner.  They did this with the
full knowledge that there could
be a summer newspaper, and
assured everyone the two
papers could co-exist.
Redden and Cadeny didn't
even give The Ubyssey's staff
the benefit of the doubt that
their summer project might be
approved. When it was, they
said it was totally unexpected,
and that The Summer Ubyssey
should not expect to garner the
necessary ad revenue. The ad
office then sat back for an entire
week and refused to sell ads for
anything but The Conventioner.
The Ubyssey staff went to
student council and asked that
the ad office be instructed to
sell ads for both publications,
and to be more cooperative.
The motion passed, but nothing changed.
An additional ad salesperson
was hired, but the rest of the ad
office staff continued to ignore
us, and gave him no help so
that  he  was  handed  sole  re
sponsibility for generating revenue for The Summer Ubyssey.
Without the help of the rest of
the ad office staff, and Sue Cadeny in particular, it was impossible for enough ads to be
obtained to pay the printing
costs for The Summer Ubyssey.
The simple and sad fact is priority was given to selling the ad
office's publication — The Conventioner.
The Ubyssey staff was told
on two separate occasions that
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no further ads would be solicited for The Conventioner. But
ads are still being solicited. Furthermore, despite assurances
that The Conventioner would
not encroach on The Ubyssey's
ad market, 40 per cent of the
first Conventioner's ad content
was taken from regular Ubyssey
And where was student
council while all this was going
The Ubyssey staff has kept
the AMS executive continually
informed of these goings-on,
but has received little or no support.
In fact, far from coming to
the aid of the student newspaper, the AMS executive have
defended at every turn the activities of their staff. They have
continually given The Ubyssey
staff a polite ear but in the end
have without fail taken their
staff's word as more credible.
The students on this campus
deserve some damn good answers as to why their elected
politicians are defending the unauthorized actions of student
paid staff, namely Sue Cadeny
and Charles Redden.
Not only did they start their
own "student newspaper" they
sold it as such to unsuspecting
advertisers who as a result may
have an action in fraudulent
misrepresentation against the
Council should take any action necessary to make sure
that The Summer Ubyssey
doesn't die. Their lacklustre attempts to this point are totally
Tonight we'll find out if student council truly represents the
concerns of students at UBC.
Hope to see you next week,
or if not, September —
maybe. . . .
— Summer Ubyssey
editorial collective
'Even apartment renters have right to demand privacy'
When my landlady gave me two
months' notice to leave my apartment, 1 wasn't too upset. I didn't
have to leave because of difficulties
we were having (in fact, she and her
husband helped me find another
suite). The problem was that my
landlord's daughter by a previous
marriage had been living with them
since she started her first year at
university. It wasn't working out,
so where did she go? My place.
Nothing wrong with that, I
thought. After all, under B.C.'s
Residential Tenancy Act it's
perfectly legal to ask a tenant  to
leave on two months' notice if the
suite is going to be taken over by a
member of the immediate family.
And it did make sense: the girl
needed a place of her own, and her
father happened to have a basement
suite. Family should come first. So
I accepted the news graciously,
mouthing polite words to ease my
landlady's obvious discomfort at
giving me the boot.
Then I told a friend I had to
move. She was astonished that 1
wasn't more indignant: to her, it
was unthinkable that I should be
turfed out of my apartment because
of a personality conflict between a
May 19, 1982
The Summer Ubyssey is published every Wednesday
throughout the summer by the Alma Mater Society of
the University of B.C., with assistance from a federal
government grant Editorial opinions are those of the
staff and not of tha AMS or the university administration
or the federal government Member, Canadian University Press. The Summer Ubyssey's editorial office is in
room 241k of the Student Union Building. Editorial
departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
"Freedom of the pre— awk!" spluttered Brian Jones as he was choked off in the middle of
his slogan by an unseen capitalist oppressive force. "What happened?" asked Joy Taylor and
Carol Chow anxiously. "Well," said old hack Kathy Ford, "you have just seen what happens
when the will of the people is oppre —argh!" "Oh. no!" gasped Arnold Hedstrom. "They
wiped out another one." "Everyone to the barricades!" yelled Pat Macleod, but it was too
late. Before the horrified eyes of Muriel Draaisma and Shaffin Shariff, small hairy capitalists
dragged a screaming Charles Campbell out the door and forced Craig Brooks and Kerry
Regier to watch their chopy turned into papier-mache.
young woman and her stepmother.
Well, that got me thinking. If fact,
I'm still wondering why I wasn't
angry. Maybe I was prepared all
along for the news that I had to
move, because, like a thousand
other renters, I'm always waiting
for the axe to fall.
Apartment living is a precarious
business. We tenants can settle into
the suite of our dreams, only to find
out six months later that the
building is being demolished, the
house renovated, or that our
landlord's grandmother is moving
over from the old country and
needs a place to live. If the landlord
decides he no longer enjoys our
company, he can attempt to get us
out by accusing us of violating some
fine print regulation in our tenancy
agreement. Then of course, there's
the old your-rent-is-doubling
As the rental squeeze gets worse,
our fates look even less certain —
where do we go if we get kicked
out? So we hunker down in our
trenches, hoping that if we're good
little renters, we'll be left alone. The
property owner and the landlord
both have us pretty much under
their thumbs, so we figure the best
way we have to hold onto our four
walls is to obey the cardinal rules of
renting. Always have a cheery hello
for your landlord, even if you detest
him utterly. Pay your rent on time,
Be quiet, tidy, avoid having repeat
overnight  guests  (unless  it's true
love and you're beyond caring), and
suggest that your friends have their
parties at someone else's place. Play
by the rules, and maybe the powers
that be will let you be.
We all know, of course, that no
matter how good we are, the
ground can still shift beneath our
feet. We equip ourselves for transience. We don't have big dogs, station wagons, five appliances or ten
rooms of furniture. We specialize in
cats and goldfish (for those who
isist on have a pet of some kind),
and we subscribe to the IKEA
philosophy of furniture. Who cares
if it's well-made, as long as it's easy
to carry?
more erstwhile homeowners are
forded into apartments by
astronomical housing prices. People who have been raised to believe
they have a right to own a home,
and then denied that right, won't be
likely to take the kind of treatment
renters have tolerated.
Until the day we are treated as
though we have some legitimate
claim to the roofs over our heads,
all of us who rent can take a lesson
from a tenant in the West End.
During the last federal election, he
put a candidate's sign in his. window. The landlord showed up not
too much later, demanding that the
sign go. The tenant knew his legal
Living with one foot out the door
can have a drastic effect on the
beleaguered tenant's definition of
the comforts of the home. We all
know people who treat the latest
apartment as just another in a string
of places to dump the foam mattress, the milk cartons and the jer-
rybuilt   bookcases.
But a lot of renters are getting
tired of being victims. Tenants who
are fed up with unreasonable rent
increases and unfair evictions are
talking about forming unions.
They're going to gain valuable allies
over the coming years as more and
rights, and refused. To top it off, he
politely asked his landlord to get
out of his home. The landlord
opened his mouth, closed it, turned
on his heel and left, too taken aback
to say anything.
A tenant who actually considered
an apartment his exclusive territory? Imagine that.
Elizabeth Aird is an associate
editor of Urban Reader, a publication of the city of Vancouver's
social planning department. This
article first appeared in vol. 9,
number 3 of Urban Reader. Wednesday, May 19,1982
Page 5
MLA seeks differential fees
The controversy surrounding the
implementation of differential fees
for foreign students continues in
"UBC draws all but about four
per cent of its revenue from the taxpayer,"   said   North    Vancouver
Seymour Social Credit MLA Jack
Davis. "I want to see this subsidizing go to the foreign students who
really need it.
"Canada looks attractive to
foreign students shopping around
for universities because of the high
level   of   education   in   Canadian
universities and the much lower tuition fees due to heavy government
Davis proposed that a regional
scholarship system be set up to
determine the merit of each individual foreign application.
"It would be up to a more local
Hacks head for P.E.I
Three UBC students have been
given the chance to become Fathers,
and Mothers, of Federation.
Student council is sending three
of its members to the Canadian
Federation of Students national
conference in Charlottetown,
P.E.I., from May 25 to 30.
Selected from five applicants to
serve as UBC delegates are Alma
Mater Society president Dave
Frank, AMS co-ordinator of external affairs Cynthia Southard   and
graduate students representative
Bill Tieleman.
Student delegates from colleges
and universities across Canada, are
attending the conference at which
they will plan and organize future
CFS events and policies.
However, all three UBC delegates
have expressed their concern over
the national student organization's
"The major problem with CFS is
that it has become a bloated
bureaucracy," Tieleman said Mon-
BoG rep nets job
to study
Student council has done its bit
to ensure at least one student is able
to return to UBC in September.
In mid-April council decided to
hire a student for the summer to
research accessibility to UBC. The
job lasts 16 weeks and pays $312.50
per week.
On April 21 the council hiring
committee recommended the
job be given to Dave Dale, commerce 4. Dale is also a student
representative on the board of
In its report to council, the hiring
committee stated, "The committee
carefully considered any complications of the hiring of a student
board of governors representative.
This was decided not to be e. disadvantage, but could be an
The summer researcher will examine the general problem of accessibility, and will investigate such
topics as student employment,
housing, and financial aid programs.
"As a board of governors
representative, I'm involved in a lot
of discussion and debate," Dale
said Tuesday. "Having a lot of
facts can only help me in that function."
Dale said the summer researcher
job would make him "a better
trustee for the university."
"I really don't see it as a conflict
of interest,"  he claimed.   "I  see
both jobs as helping me do the
other job better."
Both James Hollis, Alma Mater
Society director of finance, and
AMS president Dave Frank supported Dale and the creation of the
summer researcher position.
"I think we'll end up with a very
strong position based on facts when
we go to the government and the
administration about housing, fees,
etcetera," said Frank.
"When it comes time for us to
make presentations to the government and public it really helps to
have your facts down pat," said
Hollis. "It will strengthen our lobbying position," he added.
"What we're looking for is not
someone to organize rallies and
demonstrations. We're looking for
someone to do heavy duty
research," said Hollis. "If it looks
like it Wasn't a worthwhile investment, we'll think twice about doing
it again next summer," he said.
The hiring committee was
"phenomenally thorough" in
reviewing the 57 applications said
Hollis. "I really doubt that Dave
wasn't the most qualified candidate," he said. "It just so happens that he's a board of governors
representative as well."
Decorate With Prints
day. Currently the organization is
not serving the best interests of
students; one reason is that the staff
is appointed and not elected, said
Tieleman. "The staff are the important people — make them accountable to the membership," he said.
Tieleman also expressed concern
over CFS's financial position, and
pointed out that it is about $60,000
in debt. "What we want to see done
is some sort of financial reforms to
put CFS back in form," he said.
"We want to try to get it back on
financial footing."
All three delegates claimed that
CFS is having financial difficulties,
but these cannot be blamed on low
fees. Currently, CFS fees are $7.50
per student, which each member
campus must pass by referendum.
The $7.50 fee "is just an insane
amount of money," said Tieleman.
"Students at UBC would never pass
Frank and Southard also thought
the fee was too high, and that it
wouldn't pass at UBC.
"That's ludicrous. We can't sell
that," said Frank. "I think
everyone would agree that $7.50
would never pass on this campus."
"For what we're getting I don't
see why we should be paying $7.50
per student," said Southard, who
added that CFS didn't even have a
budget outlining its proposed expenditures. "I'm all for them.
What they do is good. But they're
just not going about it the right
"There are a lot of fundamental
problems with CFS," said Frank.
"The ideals are great, but there are
financial and administrative problems that we would like to see
cleared up so this organization can
last longer than its predecessors."
Sunday the three delegates met
with concerned students in SUB to
discuss the upcoming conference.
Today, at the council meeting, they
will submit a proposal for discussion and approval by council.
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authority to determine if the student really needs financial help," he
"The practice that bothers me is
the six or more colleges in B.C. who
recruit international students for
'crash' grade 12 diploma courses.
These courses last five to six months
and cost up to $10,000.
"These same people enter UBC
with subsidized tuition fees of approximately 10 per cent of the total
cost of the education."
Davis said he approves of Ontario universities which are increasing their foreign student fees from
30 to 50 per cent of the total cost of
the education.
"This will increase the average
fee for foreign students in Ontario
to $3,364 per year," said International House secretary Grace Allen,
quoting a letter distributed to all
such Canadian establishments.
"I can sympathize with Mr.
Davis' views in that I believe there
will have to be a 'ceiling' placed on
the number of foreign students attending a university," said Kurt
Preinsperger, an Austrian student
on the board of directors of International House. "However, it is un
fortunate if students are selected on
their ability to pay rather than on
their ability to contribute to the
university community," he added.
Davis said a student's scholastic
merit would be most important in
determining acceptance by a university.
The Ubyssey staff is a pile of academic flops.
This fact became blatantly obvious in last week's issue when the list
of qualifications for a new university president were listed.
Simply put, we forgot what some
may consider the most important
quality, namely academic achievement.
We sincerely apologize to any of
our readers who misinterpreted the
selection committee's guidelines because of the omission.
To ensure similar errors do not
happen again, the reporter involved
was shot this morning at dawn. The
Ubyssey apologizes to her parents
for this loss, but it was necessary for
the good of all.
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Wednesday, May 19,1982
Unveiling a strong debut „
SEIGEL AND SHIELDS ... in realistic tragedy
J.R.R. Tolkien lives on
in large letters collection
In an age of high-speed communications, J.R.R. Tolkien remained
an avid letter writer.
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Edited by Humphrey Carpenter
George Allen & Unwin
432 pages, $16.95
Humphrey Carpenter, Tolkien's
biographer, together with Tolkien's
son Christopher have selected and
edited Tolkien's letters to produce
this intriguing insight into the mind
of this famous novelist.
As Carpenter says in his introduction, "priority has been given to
those letters where Tolkien discusses his own books; but the selection
has also been made with an eye to
demonstrating the huge range of
Tolkien's mind and interests, and
his idiosyncratic but always clear
view of the world."
That said, we enter a forest of
Tolkien's beloved words. His correspondents ranged from editors to
inquiring children, to a gentleman
genuinely named Sam Gamgee, to
irritating American reporters. We
are repeatedly delighted by pleasing, surprising or sometimes bizarre
little events in this collection.
For example, Tolkien writes to
his son in 1943:
"My political opinions lean more
and more to Anarchy (philosophically understood, meaning abolition of control not whiskered men
with bombs) — or to 'unconstitutional Monarchy.' I would arrest
anybody who uses the word State
. . . and after a chance of recantation, execute them if they remained
Or on the world in general:
"But the special horror of the
present world is that the whole
damned thing is in one bag. There is
nowhere to fly to. Even the unlucky
little Samoyeds, I suspect, have tinned food and the village loudspeaker telling Stalin's bedtime
stories about Democracy and the
wicked Fascists who eat babies and
steal sledge dogs.
"There is only one bright spot
and that is the growing habit of disgruntled men of dynamiting factories and power stations; I hope that
. . . may remain a habit!"
Tolkien passionately hated Walt
Disney, comparing his work to hideous plastic toys which warp children's minds permanently. Tolkien
loved his family and his children
deeply and unselfishly; and no less
the world of trees and animals, bemoaning the passing of a walnut
tree with the same pain shown by
the poet John Donne in No Man is
An Island. He was also a faithful
and thoughtful Christian, never
loudly canting but genuinely concerned and quiet. He was forever
pained by human greed, but always
delighted by human ingenuity.
Much of the material deals with
the development of Tolkien's writings, from their germination in a
phrase scribbled on the back of an
envelope while invigilating an exam.
("In a hole in the ground there lived
a hobbit,") to the completion of the
Lord of the Rings and work on The
Of course, it is for this that most
readers will read these letters — for
more stories about the
"Bagginses," or for background information on Elvish legends and
Dwarvish runes. But the glimpses
these letters afford of a fine, generous, kind, curmudgeonly, angry,
happy, young man slowly growing
old and dying, are worth 10 times
the bits of trivia interspered.
The Unveiling is an exhausting
play, a painfully honest portrait of
the dissolution of a family in the
style of Henrik Ibsen.
The play opens with the family
gathering for the unveiling of their
mother's tombstone, a Jewish custom that takes place after a year of
mourning. The meeting is also their
last opportunity to reaffirm family
But two of the children are building lives of their own. Jay is a west
coast lawyer who has left his Montreal roots, Susan is a pregnant
housewife trying to build a family.
The third child, 23-year-old Lenny, is mentally disturbed and needs
the family's support. He was the
closest to his mother and was to
some degree a victim of her overbearing love. When she died he was
unable to overcome the loss. Soon
afterwards he broke both his legs
under questionable circumstances.
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By Leonard Angel
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May 20, 22, 25 and 27
The father, Bernard, pressures
Jay and Susan to accept his help in
acquiring homes. But they want
their independence, and they don't
want the burden of unspoken obligations that go with his financial assistance.
Bernard wants them to help get
Lenny back on his feet again.
"We'll find him a job and an apartment, get him a girlfriend, and
everything will be all right."
But as the play progresses it becomes very apparent that Lenny's
problems won't be so easily solved.
His mental disability becomes more
apparent as the play goes on, and it
is aggravated by the scenario that is
acted out before him. His family
walks around the block at first to
avoid confronting the problem.
And as their true feelings are slowly
unveiled, their bickering hardens
Lenny who feels they are showing
disrespect for their mother's memory and for himself.
Lenny also has a preoccupation
with a philosophy that becomes an
affliction in itself, because of its inability to provide answers to the
problems and feelings he is facing.
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The difference between the ideals of
philosophy and the sacred remembrance of their mother, conflict
with the bitter reality of the family's
bickering. This becomes one more
element in the centrifugal forces
that are pulling Lenny and the family apart.
As Bernard remarks on the family's problems, "You'll go crazy if
you think about it too much."
The biggest tragedy in the play
lies in the fact that they are all basically people who love and care
about each other, and that only
their conflicting desires and expectations push them apart. In the
words of author Leonard Angel:
"(The play is) a story of how, in
some cases, the bonds of love are
not enough. We're living in an age
where the family is in a very real
sense dead."
The emotional strength of the
play, and the depths of the characters grow partly out of the fact that
the play is based on Angel's own experiences. Angel says that the dissolution of the family in The Unveiling is not unlike his own family's
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formances, particularly Charles Siegel as Bernard, Alana Shields as Susan and Stephen Aberle as Lenny.
Of course the play is not without
minor weaknesses. It is staged as #,
one single hour and a half scene —
no small theatrical challenge. One
finds oneself stepping back occasionally out of sheer exhaustion.
The pace is just a bit too arduous.
Angel responds by saying that the
play does have its lighter moments
— foolish panic over a lost child,
for example. He adds that giving
the audience a chance to step back *
from emotionally heavy material is
not something a playwright worries
about all that much. "If something
is good the audiences will come,"
Angel says, pointing to Ibsen as an ■•'
Yet Ibsen gives more play to the *
lighter elements in his work, and
has a stronger grasp of the dramatic
structure which keeps the audiences
attention on stage. And Chekov, to
draw another comparison, relieves _*•*•>
the content of his plays with his ubiquitous humor. 4
But despite those complaints The
Unveiling remains an outstanding
Sisters sound too slick
Kate and Anna McGarrigle have
become very sophisticated but the
audience at the Orpheum Sunday
night was not convinced. After their
six-piece band's first two numbers
drowned the vocals, Kate and Anna
were showered with cries of "more
voice" and "less band."
That the McGarrigles' original
and captivating vocal style is their
strong point was made obvious by
the crowd's response to two gospel
numbers, accompanied only by
older sister Jane on piano. The audience, which included a large
number of shawled and pregnant
women, went wild when Kate and
Anna joined Chaim Tannenbam's
bass rendition of Jesus Lifeline.
Unfortunately the good stuff
didn't come until the end of the second set after the almost-full house
had sat through what seemed at
times to be Katy-Ann's Stompin'
Jubilee with guest performance by
Freddy Fender.
The   enthusiastic   applause   that
greeted  the opening  bars of The
Swimming Song quickly died as the    *>
refreshing McGarrigle favorite was
destroyed by overexuberant drums.     ^
Although the evening was a
disappointment, it was by no means
a disaster. The new sound came
together at some points, particularly Love Over and Over, the title
track from their new album. Also
successful were Entre La Jeunesse »t
with all three sisters on vocals and a
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First Annual Vancouver Film
* Festival: She Dances Alone
(U.S./Austria, 1980) - young
American sets out to make a film
about Nijinski's daughter, 7 p.m.;
Barbarosa (U.S., 1982) - outlaw
+m   tries to live a normal life while
avoiding assassination attempts by
his wife's family, 9:30 p.m. Ridge,
* Arbutus & 16th.
Backpacking B.C.'s Provincial
Parks: informative slide show. 7:30
p.m. Mountain Equipment Co-op,
428 W. 8th.
^       Symphonie Canadiana —
Tchaikovsky: with guest violinist
Uri Mazurkevich, 8 p.m. Orpheum,
"*    865 Seymour. Tickets: CBO.
Timbuctoo: illustrated lecture by
Brodie Harrington, 7:30 p.m. Great
Expeditions, 2956 W. 4th. Limited
First Annual Vancouver International Film Festival: Gaijin —
Roads to Freedom (Brazil, 1980) -
brilliant feature about Japanese im-
" migrants in Brazil at the turn of the
century, 7 p.m.; P4W: Prison for
Women — spotlights the inmates of
Canada's only federal jail for women
convicted of murder, 9:30 p.m.
Ridge, Arbutus & 16th.
Pacific Cinematheque screening: Bonjour Tristesse — 1958 film
based on the novel by Francois
Sagan and starring Rex Harrison and
Jean Seberg, 7:30 p.m. (and
Friday); Alligator — the apocryphal
tale of what happens when you flush
a baby alligator into the sewer,
system, 9:45 p.m. (and Friday), National Film Board Theatre, 1155 W.
World Day of Solidarity with El
Salvador: public meeting, 7:30
p.m., Ukrainian Hall, 805 E. Pender.
Grad Students meeting: 4:30
p.m., grad centre, UBC.
UBC Educators for Nuclear
Disarmament: Canada's Role in
the Arms Race — talk by poli.sci.
prof. Michael Wallace, 12:30 p.m.,
rm. 104, Angus building, UBC.
Marion Woodward lecture: Dr.
Madeleine Leininger — this year's
public lecture deals with how cultural
practices and ethnic backgrounds affect the ways we give and receive
health care. 8 p.m., lecture theatre
6, Instructional Resources Centre,
Dr. John Waskom: lecture on
actualizing inherent genius, 8 p.m.
Robson Square; information:
First Annual Vancouver Interna-
•»»    tional Film Festival: Marjoe (U.S.,
1972) — documentary of a con-man
on the evangelical circuit, 7 p.m.;
The Night The Prowler (Australia,
1979) — comedy of manners which
turn into an odyssey of self-
"*    discovery, 9:30 p.m., Ridge, Arbutus
& 16th.
-» Midnite Madness: Up In Smoke
— Cheech & Chong's satire on
drugs. Midnight, Towne Cinema, 919
Granville. Reserved seating.
Loverboy, with Brian Adams: 8
p.m. Pacific Coliseum. Tickets: CBO.
■*•"* Mireille Mathieu: French
chanteuse, 8 p.m. (and Saturday and
•*-     Sunday), Orpheum, 865 Seymour.
Tickets: VTC.
Graham Parker: Commodore,
870 Granville, 681-7838.
First Annual Vancouver Interna-
tion Film Festival: The Travelling
Players (Greece, 1975) — flashbacks
on Greek history, centred around a
group of travelling players in the
4.     1950s, 2 p.m.; Going Places
(France, 1974) — woman undermines the confidence of two arrogant drifters, 7 p.m.; The
Celluloid Closet — Vito Russo in
person — film clips and lecture,
9:30 p.m., Ridge, Arbutus & 16th.
Pacific Cinematheque screening: High School Confidential —
far-fetched classic about high-
— charlas Campbell photo
, Itinerant jugglers on Granville Island
schoolers and the evil weed, featuring drag races, John Barrymore and
Jackie Coogan, 7:30 p.m. (and Sunday); Rancho Notorious — Man
seeks revenge for rape and murder
of his fiancee and joins forces with a
genial bandit, 9:30 p.m., (and Sunday), National Film Board Theatre,
1155 W. Georgia.
Midnite Madness: The Rocky
Horror Picture Show — sweet
transvestites from Transylvania, midnight, Towne Cinema, 919 Granville.
Reserved seating.
46th Annual Folk Festival '82:
Canadian Folk Society presents 800
performers, plus displays and
demonstrations, 6:30 p.m., Q.E
Theatre. Tickets: VTC.
The Cramps: Commodore
Ballroom, 870 Granville, 681-7838.
First Annual Vancouver International Film Festival: The Decline
of Western Civilization (U.S.,
1981) — bracing and superb close-up
look at the L.A. punk scene, 2 p.m.;
Mysteries (Netherlands, 1979) —
romantic-psychological drama based
on a Nobel Prize-winning novel, 7
p.m.; Sebastiane (U.K., 1976) — in
Latin, with subtitles — kinky sex in
Rome, 304 A.D., 9:30 p.m., Ridge,
Arbutus & 16th.
Skywalk:  winners of the 1982
B.C. Academy of Recording Arts &
Sciences Best Jazz Act award, in
concert, 8 p.m., Vancouver East
Cultural Centre, 1895 Venables.
Tickets: 254-9578.
Sunday Coffee Concert: violinist
Michelle Seto, with Jocelyn Pritchard, 11 a.m., Q.E. Playhouse, 630
Hamilton. 736-7ei61.
La Flute de Pan: Recital by Paul
Douglas, UBC flute prof. — J. C.
Bach, Schubert, Milhad, Kuhlau. 8
p.m., Vancouver Unitarian Church,
Oak Er 49th
Indo-China Cultural Society: an
evening of entertainment, featuring
vocalist Muni Begum, 8 p.m. (and
Monday), Robson Square.
Victoria Day
First annual Vancouver International Film Festival: David (W.
Germany, 1981) — true story of a
smah-town rabbis family in Germany
after Hitler's rise to power, 7 p.m.; I
Hate Blondes (Italy, 1981) - low
humor, tastefully presented, 9:30
p.m., Ridge, Arbutus Et 16th.
Renaissance: in concert, Commodore Ballroom, 870 Granville,
Cleo Laine: in concert with the
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra,
8 p.m. (and Tuesday and Thursday, May 27), Orpheum, 865
Seymour. Tickets: VTC.
First Annual Vancouver International Film Festival: Cocktail
Molotov. (France, 1981) - adventure comedy that is an
autobiographical sequal to Peppermint Soda, 7 p.m.; Forty Deuce
(U.S., 1981) — a journey through
Manhattan's sleazy Times Sqare area
through a series of vignettes, 9:30
p.m., Ridge, Arbutus Er 16th.
A Furious Paradise: concert of
the music of Eric Wyness, 8:30
p.m., Western Front, 303 E. 8th.
Tickets at the door.
Environment exhibition: free
displays in preparation for Environment Week, June 1-5 — films, tidal
pool display, recycling demonstrations. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. all week,
Robson Square.
Showcase of Champions: learn
basketball techniques, 12 noon, Robson Square Plaza.
Soft Rock Cafe (1925 W. 4th,
734-2822) - Tomight: Jesse Winchester. Thursday: Los Popularos.
Friday Et Saturday: Leo Kottke.
Sunday: Science. Monday:
Southfork (bluegrass). Tuesday:
audition night.
Backstage (405 North Rd., Coquitlam, 939-7341) - Tonight
through Saturday: Rage. Monday
through Saturday (May 29): Crisis.
Boo Pub (405 North Rd., Coquitlam, 939-7341) - Friday &
Saturday: Doug & The Slugs. Monday through Saturday (May 29):
Hot Jazz Club (36 E. Broadway,
873-4131) — Tonight: jam night.
Thursday through Saturday: The
Allotria Jazz Band.
Landmark Jazz Bar (Sheraton-
Landmark, 687-9312) - Tonight: Bill
Sample Band. Thursday: Gail
Bowen Quintet.
Classical Joint (231 Carrall) —
Tonight: Harold Drauss Quartet.
Thursday: Gavin Walker's Jazz
Plazzazl (International Plaza
Hotel, 1999 Marine, North Van.,
984-0611) - Morris (through June
Bloolips — Lust in Space:
Musical space epidemic, not by appointment to Her Majesty. Questions
sex roles and gender identification,
and is funny besides. 8:30 p.m.
tonight through Sunday, Kits House
Hall, 2305 W. 7th (736-3580).
Talking Dirty: contemporary
comedy, set in Kitsilano, that has
broken all Vancouver theatre
records. 8:30 p.m. tonight through
Friday; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday,
when it ends. Arts Club Theatre,
1181 Seymour (687-1644).
Present Laughter: Noel Coward's
comedy about a dashing, popular actor who finds himself in an embarrassing situation with a stage-struck
youngster. 8:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturdays;
5:30 p.m. Wednesday matinees. To
June 5. Arts Club Theatre, Granville Island (687-1644).
Uncommon Women and
Others: five women attend an informal reunion six years after
graduating from university. 8 p.m. to
Saturday, White Rock Playhouse,
1532 Johnston, White Rock
The Dust Conspiracy;
Shadowplay: An evening of one-act
plays, 8:30 p.m. Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Waterfront Theatre,
Granville Island, 685-6217.
Album  a comedy about growing
up in the 1960s, by Backstage
Theatre Management. 8:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday; 6:30 and 9:30
p.m. Saturdays. To June 2, Presentation House Studio Theatre, 333
Chesterfield, North Van., 986-1351.
New Play Center Festival 82:
new plays, followed by discussion
sessions; to May 29, Waterfront
Theatre, Granville Island, 685-6217
for times.
The Midnight Special: midnight
Friday and Saturday, variety on
Fridays, ongoing live soap opera on
Saturdays; Waterfront Theatre,
Granville Island, 689-3821.
Jack Shadbolt: exhibit, Bau-Xi
Gallery, 3045 Granville.
Robert Clarke: Vancouver in
photographs. To May 28, Carnegie
Centre, Main Er Hastings.
Art's Alive in the Schools:
children's art. To June 6, Burnaby
Art Gallery, 6344 Gilpin, Burnaby.
Rock 'n' Roll Picture Show:
rock concert photographs by Dee
Lippingwell. To May 30, Presentation House, 333 Chesterfield, North
Erotic Art: John Lennon prints.
Ends Friday, Eros Gallery, 2233
Northwest Coast Indian Wood-
carvings: Lyle Wilson, Joe David.
Robert Davidson. To June 12,
Bent-Box Gallery, 1520 W. 15th.
Vancouver Potters Show: to
May 31, Pot Shop Gallery, 1723
Mise en Scene: recent works by
B.C. sculptors. To July 4, Vancouver Art Gallery, 1145 W.
The Comfortable Arts: traditional spinning and weaving in
Canada; starts Tuesday, runs
through Aug. 2, Vancouver
Museum, 1100 Chestnut. 736-4431.
UBC Botanical Gardens: Nitobe
— open daily 10 a.m. to 30 minutes
before sunset; native, alpine,
Asian, physic — open all the time.
Recession frustrations group:
practical and emotional help in coping; Mondays, 7-8 p.m., North Shore
Living and Learning Centre, 2104
Gordon Ave., West Van.; information: 926-5495.
University of B.C. campus
tours: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Information:
Art tours: informal tours of Vancouver's public art, architecture and
gallery exhibitions. Depart 2 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday from the
plaza at the N.E. corner of Howe
and Georgia Streets. Fare includes all
admissions. Information: 684-3632.
UBC Museum of Anthropology:
open noon to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, noon
to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday;
closed Mondays and holidays.
Vancouver Aquarium: open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 685-3364
tor feeding times for whales.
Ballet UBC Jazz is offering Spr
ing dance classes from May 17 to
July 4. All students, faculty, staff
and alumni are welcome. For more
information, see SUB 216E.
UBC Aquatic Centre: May 24 to
June 20 schedule — public swimming: Tues., Wed., Thurs., 1:45-4:15
p.m.; Sat., Sun., 1-5 p.m. Student,
staff and faculty: Mon. to Fri.,
7:30-9 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 1:25 p.m.;
4:30-6 p.m. Call 228-4521 for
schedule before May 24.
Vancouver International Film
Festival: see daily listings.
All material for Vista should be
submitted to The Summer Ubyssey
by noon on the Monday before
publication date. SUB rm. 241K,
Hospital tests heart stress
From page 2
But it's not as simple as it looks:
it's hooked up to various pieces of
machinery that automatically increase the speed and slope of the
treadmill every three minutes. The
speed starts at 2.5 mph and increases by .5 mph each time.
As well, the person being tested is
hooked up with a complicated
tangle of wires and electrodes, not
to mention a familiar-looking blood
pressure cuff.
Cardiology technician Terri Za-
dorsky explained that the heart is
monitored from three different
angles, which results in a comprehensive pattern of its function.
For Sunday's demonstration, Za-
dorsky was aided by hospital electrician Wilson Blair, 35, who,
cheered on by his wife and two
small sons, put up with electrodes
and a small crowd of spectators in
the name of popular science.
Blair is in excellent physical condition because he plays soccer twice
a week, and his heart rate never did
reach the 191 beats per minute that
is the maximum heart rate for a person who is not in training. In fact,
when Blair reached stage seven, at
which point the treadmill was moving at 6 mph, his heart rate was a
cool 183 beats per minute.
"Not too many people reach
stage five and stage six and beyond," said Zadorsky, adding that
this is probably because most of the
people who take the test at the UBC
lab are unhealthy.
She said the test is used on a variety of people, including post-heart
attack victims, people with suspected coronary disease, people suffering  from non-specific chest pain
and  people  who  have had  heart
Zadorsky said there is always a
chance that someone will suffer a
heart attack during the test but, "in
our stress testing lab we are ready
and prepared for any cardiac emergency."
If your bedmate snores heavily or
stops breathing during his or her
sleep, he or she might be referred to
the sleep centre.
"It is quite common for people to
stop breathing during their sleep,"
said respiratory technologist Geoffrey Edgell. "This causes a condition called arousal which can result
in ongoing sleep deprivation."
A common symptom is constant
tiredness after an apparently full
night's sleep.
Cessation of breathing, or sleep
apnia, and heavy snoring indicate
impairment of the flow of gas in
and out of the lungs.
"If there is a tissue obstruction,
at a certain stage during sleep the
muscle tone drops and the airway
blocks," Edgell said, adding that
snoring, which is often caused by a
partially blocked airway, can also
be the result of allergies, sinus problems or a large tongue.
Patients spend the night at the
sleep centre so that an eight hour
EEG recording of brain activity can
be made. The various stages of
sleep are then correlated with the
respiratory function and eye and
throat movement.
The procedure is useful in diagnosing breathing difficulties.
The only problem is getting people to sleep as comfortably as possible with electrodes attached to their
heads and chests, and tubes sticking
up their noses. Page 8
Wednesday, May 19,1982
Kittys' Molotov one of year's best
The Ridge theatre's First Annual
Vancouver International Film
Festival enters its second week
Thursday, with Tizuka Yamasati's
Gaijin — Roads to Freedom and
P4W: Prison for Women. The
Summer Ubyssey writer Shaffin
Shariff continues festival coverage
with two advance reviews.
Cocktail Molotov has such' an
easy, even pace that it takes a while
for you to adjust to its relaxed narrative.
At first, it isn't clear what the
director, Diane Kurys, has in mind,
and you watch Cocktail Molotov
thinking there isn't much to it, that
it's just a nicely shot film. But then
the pieces start falling into place,
and experiencing Kurys' film, you
feel disarmed and charmed.
Cocktail Molotov
May 25, 7 p.m.
Cocktail Molotov is a beautiful
experience; it is full of youthful
vigor, innocence, and optimism. It
isn't naive or unknowledgeable,
just innocent and unexpectedly
endearing. This is an important film
because of what it expresses about
youth and growth into adulthood.
The story couldn't be skimpier:
Anne, Frederic and Bruno are
students travelling to Venice from
Paris, and to Paris again. Anne
(Elise Caron) and Frederic (Phillipe
Lebas) are in love; Bruno is a friend
helping Frederic get Anne back to
Paris. Because Anne, Frederic, and
Bruno are in Venice, they are missing the May 1968 students' revolution in Paris.
At heart, Cocktail Molotov is a
road picture — with a twist. Even
though Cocktail Molotov does not
have Paris as its main setting, its
spirit is quite clearly with the
students' revolution. This is a film
with a revolutionary spirit about
growing   up.   Reports  of  students
protesting keep filtering through
the radio — the only regular source
of information Anne, Frederic and
Bruno have about the protest movement back home.
As the three hitchhike their way
back to Paris, they keep encountering members of the "old guard,"
those who cannot see the point of
the protest, and who serve to activate quiet feelings of "radicalism"
and "solidarity" within the lead
characters. Unlike the characters in
Lindblom's Summer Paradise, the
characters in Cocktail Molotov
don't burst into polemical
statements. Every awareness of
revolution is understated, expressed
in the characters' gestures rather
than words; there is a beautiful moment in Cocktail Molotov when the
three are dancing in the back of a
truck and the camera is kept at a
long shot.
Kurys has a strong awareness of
how individuals grow up and what
they feel and express. The dialogue
in this film is so natural and true
that it reminded me of the dialogue
in Robert Towne's Personal Best.
Cocktail Molotov has one over on
Personal Best — it's more unified,
even, and sometimes undramatic;
you don't realize the significance of
how the film is progressing and
what it is trying to express; it's a
wonderful setup.
Bruno, who loves Anne, doesn't
betray Frederic; he stays on the
sidelines, ready to help Anne and
Frederic. There are times when
Bruno, played by Francois Cluzet,
does a half-turn — he looks at
Frederic enviously — almost.
It is these quiet moments, not
always expressed in dialogue, that
make Cocktail Molotov. Diane
Kurys has a rare gift of being a commanding, but not an imposing,
filmmaker. She lets these characters
breathe and by the end of the film
they have aged wonderfully, with a
strong bouquet to boot.
WOMAN ... in Summer Paradise
. in Cocktail Molotov
Cocktail Molotov, with the
metaphoric title expressing an
understated revolution that bubbles
underneath the lead characters, is a
great film.
Summer Paradise
May 26, 9:30 p.m.
Gunnel Lindblom starred in
many early Ingmar Bergman films,
including The Virgin Spring and
The Silence. Directing her first
feature, Summer Paradise, Lindblom first orchestrates the film in
typical Bergmanesque terms — the
narrative as a metaphor for
something larger and metaphysical.
Summer Paradise elaborates on a
family gathering, a cross section of
Swedish society, as a metaphor for
the collapse of an old order and the
need for re-evaluating personal and
social ties.
If the first half seems to follow a
naturalistic pace, and ploddingly
so, the concluding section is a wild
departure from Bergman to Wet-
muller and Passolini, as the film
disintegrates into one big polemic.
As if unable to express its message
about the rape of earth, women and
children in narrative terms, Lindblom has the polemic delivered as
monologues of outrage and anger.
It all seems forced —there isn't the
pleasure of self-discovery and coming to a conclusion yourself; it's all
laid out. There is even a death in the
family, a young man who kills
himself because he is concerned
over Third World hunger and terrorist ideals, and at the end, you
feel both relieved and insulted.
Relieved because this arduous
film, immersed and submerged in
grandiose notions of its self-
importance, is over. And insulted
because the filmmaker has expressed some very valid concerns in some
not very original terms.
Little to savor
at Levinson's Diner
Set at the end of 1959, Diner has
an authentic atmosphere, and it
reverberates with the ambiance of a
distinctly different era; nothing
about the mise-en-scene strikes
false. When the young men of
Diner sit down at their favorite
booth, their conversations always
seem true; they talk about sex in
chauvinistic terms, but aren't aware
of it; this is still pre-sexual revolution America. To them, it's perfectly natural.
It    is    this    lack    of    self-
Written   and   Directed   by   Barry
Playing at Denman Place
consciousness, this benign
frankness of the dialogue, that appeals to audiences. There is no big
dramatic conflict in this movie; the
film narrative doesn't hinge on any
paricular action or character — all
the characters have their won problems, and they amalgamate at the
diner. Then why is Diner such a
disappointing experience?
Partly because there is no vitality
to the movie, nothing lastingly
original. Some of these characters
are so ordinary that you find
yourself admiring the scriptwriter's
lines than the actors mouthing
them; there are very few moments
in Diner when the characters shake
off their skins and surprise us.
Mickey Rourke has received a lot
of praise for his performance in this
film, but seems a poor combination
of a Pacino and Dean. The real surprise is Steve Guttenberg as Eddie,
the tough, lovable American prototype who will not marry his
fiancee until she passes a football
Rocky s bade -
one more time
Rocky III has little reason to exist
beyond the fact that it gives its star,
and writer-director, Sylvester
Stallone a chance to prove that he is
marketable as an actor—even if he
is stuck playing a one-shot
character called Rocky Balboa.
Rocky is easily lovable because he
is saintly dumb, someone about
whom you can feel very paternalistic; he is a thro wa way kleenex.
Rocky III
Starring,  written  and  directed  by
Sylvester Stallone
Opening    Friday    at    a    Famous
Players theatre
When this dumbness is played over
and over again, you realize that
there is nothing behind it, that
Rocky is now a fraudulent
In the first two Rocky films,
Rocky lost and won against Apollo
Creed (Carl Weathers); since
Stallone couldn't fight him again, a
new fighter has been added to the
cast, Clubber Lang (played by a certain "Mr. T."). Mr. T. is mean,
but there is no deep menace about
him — he's man-size kleenex to
Stallone's one-ply tissue. In Rocky
III, the Stallone character has lost
"it,"    that    elusive    "tiger's
eye" that he once had, as Creed
keeps reminding him. To bring the
character of Creed back, Burgess
Meredith's Mickey, the coach, is
killed in the first half hour, thereby
providing a good opportunity for
Creed to take over as coach.
You know the Rocky formula is
in trouble when the familiar Rocky
theme comes on and no one claps
— the audience felt cheated because
there is no genuine surge; it's all
mechanical, orchestrated.
Stallone's just going through the
motion to bring his character to the
ring one more time. Worse yet,
there is no kinetic energy in the
fight, no tension, and no guts.
The homosexual characters in
Partners merely function as car-
ricatures. Every single gay character
in this movie is written by Francis
Veber, and directed by James Burrows, to conform to some
heterosexual audience's perception
of what it means to be gay — and
that means either wild, prissy, and
overly emotional wimps or demure,
shy and insecure gays who cannot
cope with their own sexuality.
Partners is more than an offensive movie; it is a dangerous one.
Starring   Ryan   O'Neal   and  John
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Under the guise of farcical comedy,
Partners perhaps wants to poke at
sexual stereotypes; writer Veber
also wrote La Cage aux Folles, parts
I and II.


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