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Array Election charges spark meet
Vol. LX, No. 44 VANCOUVER, B.C., TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1978
The student representative assembly will hold an emergency
meeting tonight to discuss
allegations of illegal voting
procedures during January's
board of governors elections.
The meeting will be presented
with a special Alma Mater Society
report on the allegations that
students in the engineering
balloting area signed a sheet
giving their votes away to those
with the sheets.
Student allegations of electoral
manipulation prompted the investigation, chief returning officer
and UBC registrar Jack Parnall
said Monday.
Basil Peters and Paul Sandhu
were elected to the two student
seats on the board, narrowly
defeating arts undergraduate
society president Fran  Watters.
Proof of electoral manipulation
could change the election outcome
and force one of the current
student board members to step
"The story goes that in the
engineering balloting area,
students were asked to sign a
sheet, in effect giving a proxy to
those with the sheets," said Parnall.
"This is illegal because you must
show your AMS card to vote, and
the number on the back must be
"We have to get to the bottom of
this," he said.
Parnall forwarded the
allegations to AMS president John
DeMarco for further investigation.
DeMarco is delaying the investigation report until he meets
with engineering undergraduate
society president Joe Uyesugi.
Uyesugi was not expected to arrive
from Toronto until late Monday
"Oh yeah, something definitely
—edmond o'brien photo
COMMUNING with nature, Geography 101 students gape at natural beauty of rotting leaves and mud on
trail to Towers Beach. Lucky class, framed here by enormous fallen trees, discovered during adventurous
field trip that, yes, life does exist outside campus. Meanwhile further down the path. . . .
UBC will operate on interim budget
UBC will operate on an interim
budget as of April 1 because the
Social Credit government will not
introduce a provincial budget until
early April, UBC administration
president Doug Kenny said
Kenny said UBC will not be able
to plan its finances for next year
until the education ministry's
budget is passed and the money
allocated to B.C.'s three universities by the Universities Council of
"It makes difficulties for
everyone, not knowing where the
university's going (financially),"
he said. "It makes it difficult to
Kenny said UBC has received no
indication from the education
ministry about how much the
university's budget will be.
UBC's interim budget will be
based on the current budget with
some minor adjustments, he said.
The interim budget will be used
until UBC receives its new budget
from the council, said Kenny.
"It would be continued on until
we know the exact budget from the
universities council," he said.
"I've received no indication
from any source in Victoria or the
UCBC of how much the university's grant will be," Kenny said.
Kenny refused to make any
predictions on the size of UBC's
budget for next year. Earlier this
month Simon Fraser University
president Pauline Jewett said she
expected to see a 5 to 6 per cent
increase in university operating
"We could all make a guess,"
Kenny said, "but it might turn into
a self-fulfilling prophecy."
Last year provincial government
operating grants to the universities
increased by eight per cent.
In previous years the provincial
government has introduced its
budget in February. This year
premier Bill Bennett has said the
legislature will not commence until
March 31.
Kenny said he has also not
received word from the education
ministry on the three board of
governors appointees the province
has left to make.
Last week the government announced the reappointment of
George Morfitt and Ian Greenwood
and the appointment of Leslie
Peterson, Alan Crawford and Alan
Kenny said if appointees are not
made before the Feb. 7 board of
governors meeting, current
members Thomas Dohm and Sadie
Boyles will continue to hold their
Kenny said Pearley Brissenden
has indicated that he will not be
returning to the board, leaving one
seat vacant until provincial appointments are made. ^
happened in my opinion,"
DeMarco said Monday.
"The problem is how do we
clarify the elections so it doesn't
happen again in the future."
DeMarco's report will be given
to the senate and registrar's office,
which ran both the senate and
board elections in conjunction with
the AMS.
The poll at the centre of the
controversy was located in the civil
and mechanical engineering
building. Incumbent candidate and
elected representative Basil
Peters got 257 votes from the 274
ballots cast in the poll.
It has been estimated that as
many as 150 of the engineering
building poll ballots might have
been obtained illegally. If these
ballots had not been cast, Fran
Watters would have joined Paul
Sandhu as a student board representative and Basil Peters would
have been defeated.
Peters, himself an engineer, said
he hoped nothing illegal occurred
during the elections.
"I am personally very concerned
about the elections," he said. "It
would be very unfortunate if
something was done wrong,
because it would be detrimental to
all student representatives."
Peters was also concerned
education minister Pat McGeer
might eliminate student representatives on the board because of
election irregularities. He said any
future meetings with McGeer
would also be damaged.
"I think I'm known as a clean
candidate, and I don't want inference or innuendo to have any
effect on me," Peters said.
"That's something I simply
won't stand for."
Board member Sandhu also said
revelations of election tampering
might give the government a
reason to eliminate student
"The government may decide
not to keep representatives
because they may feel students
don't have their act together," he
Sandhu said another election
might leave students without representation at the board's first
The senate will have to decide
whether to rehold the election
according to registrar's assistant
Mary Raphael. If they do so, there
might not be any student representatives at the first board
meeting on Feb. 7.
The identity of the students who
complained of election irregularities will remain secret,
Parnall said. He also refuses to
reveal the contents of the letter.
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Publishers in textbook ripoff
Canadian University Press
77iis article on the control of the North American
textbook publishing industry was written by Ray
Cleveland, a history professor at the University of
Regina. The article is reprinted from the U of R
student newspaper The Carillon.
Textbooks have for decades accounted for the
largest and often most lucrative section of the
publishing industry in North America.
The basis for this is the size of the clientele and the
fact that the customers form a captive market.
School systems cannot choose whether to buy books
or not to buy books but only which to buy.
University students do not even have that choice.
An economically disadvantaged segment of our
society, one without full-time income, is required to
purchase prescribed texts which on the average cost
twice what they should cost.
Among the many factors contributing to the expensive format of textbooks are the goals of those
academics who write them — often it would be more
accurate to say, who rewrite class lectures and call
them books.
The author wants the book to bear the external
appearance of what he or she thinks it is worth. Also,
as the writer receives a percentage of sales, the
higher the selling price, the higher the writer's profit.
While these profits are generally less than expected
by the writer and than is commonly supposed, there
is still an interest in an expensive book.
Furthermore, in many universities instructors may
receive increases in salary or even promotions on the
basis of writing a textbook. So the teacher has a
strong economic motive for having a book that will
impress administrators, who without specialized
knowledge of the subject can't judge much beyond
The bigger the book looks and the more attractive it
looks, the more likely the promotion. So teachers who
write the textbooks generally favor the expensive
Then there are the selectors of the textbooks. Why
do instructors select the titles they do? The
publishers think they know how to influence the
decisions. Many of them provide teachers, especially
those with large classes, with free valuable textbooks.
See page 3: PUBLISHERS
—edmond o'brien photo
GEOGRAPHY PROFESSOR Bob McSkimming grovels in dirt before
angry students as they fill  out this year's teacher evaluation forms.
Pitiful scene took place on path to Towers Beach during Geography
101 field trip. Page 2
Tuesday, January 31, 1978
Police officials on this tiny island
kingdom are still baffled by the
unexplained disappearance of
blorg rep Slow Toyota over the
Toyota was last seen leaving the
kingdom to a neighboring coral
reef with former blorg candidate
Calm Waters.
A police spokesman said Toyota
is suspected of engaging in illicit
activities on the reef and cited a
long record of previous nefarious
C   12221
U.B.C. Single Student Residences
Invite Applications
For The Positions Of
for 1978-1979
These positions are open only to single ' men and women.
Successful applicants will be required to live in the residences.
Applications forms and detailed job descriptions are available at
the Ponderosa Housing Office and at the Front Desk of each
Residence Area: Totem Park.Place Vanier and W. H. Gage.
Applications will be accepted from February 1st to
February 15th, 1978 at the Front Desks of the
Residences or at the Ponderosa Housing Office.
Looking for a
professional career in
The Faculty of Environmental Design of
The University of Calgary invites you to
meet members of the faculty to discuss
our Interdisciplinary Master's Degree
Programme, Monday, Feb. 6, Room 205,
Student Union Building, 3:00 p.m.
MAGNIFICENT Tuesday, January 31, 1978
Page 3
Law grads face poor economy
Forty graduating UBC law
students will be unable to find
articling positions this year the
president of the B.C. branch of the
Canadian Bar Association said
And Bryan Williams said 75 of 250
UBC will have difficulty finding a
legal firm to do their required year
of articling.
A possible solution to the
problem could be shortening the
articling period to six months,
Williams said.
Ray Herbert, professor of law
and law society bencher, is against
shortening the articling period.
Articling students need to follow up
on cases and work on lengthy
issues such as litigation, which
cannot be done thoroughly in a
shorter time, he said.
And students should not be
allowed to article while still in
schoolsaid Herbert.
Spending half the day at
university and the rest at the law
office "fractionalizes" both activities he added. A law student
needs good practical and academic
experience, but the two should not
be overlapped, he said.
Julie Schroeder, co-chairwoman
of the articling committee said she
is not in favor of reducing the
articling period. Currently
students lack enough practical
experience she said.
Schroeder said she would like to
see the one-year articling period
remain as it is.
A shared system is currently
used in some cases in which
students article with two or three
r>r.Awr-i w  n. .-.-r^...^ —edmond o'brien photo
BRAVELY BLEEDING so that others may live, Scott Wilson, science 2, clutches his chemistry book as
nurses watch him drip. Red Cross blood donor clinic is open every day this week in SUB 207-209 and
campus group which donates most blood is eligible for free meal at local restaurant.
other students in a law firm she
Williams said he opposes legal
profession involvement in limiting
law school enrolment to prevent a
surplus of law students.
This process would be inherently
wrong and would be like "leaving
the fox to attend the chickens," he
The law society should not be
given the power to hold down the
supply of lawyers, forcing a
"closed shop" situation, Williams
The society should not be so
"arrogant" as to think the legal
profession is designed only for
those who intend to be lawyers, he
Andrew Kern, student law
association president, said Monday
the faculty should provide legal
education to all who want it. All
students who qualify have the right
to study law, he said.
Limiting law school enrolment
would not necessarily solve the
problem, associate law dean
Anthony Hickling said Monday.
It would decrease the pressure of
UBC students for positions and
merely switch the emphasis of the
problem, he said.
Law enrolment limits should not
be used as the "roadblock" to end
law student unemployment, said
Law is a useful discipline in a
variety of other areas and is highly
desirable for anyone, she added.
"Restricting - entry due to
economics is an irrelevant consideration," Kern said.
The UBC law society is inflexible
and its idea that no change can be
implemented whatsoever is "preposterous," he added.
The law society has absolute
control over articling and offers
various suggestions to law students
to improve their position. Kern
said suggestions that law students
should go north, should work for
nothing or that they "don't hustle
enough" are ludicrous.
The legal profession is more
optimistic than students in con-
Publishers could censor textbooks
From page 1
The instructor who has examination copies
delivered to the office without effort is furthermore not always motivated to search
through book lists or write to minor
publishers about alternative texts which are
quite as satisfactory and less expensive.
More ominous than rising prices of textbooks is another development. Some major
textbook publishers are implementing
policies of having more texts written by their
professional staff writers in order to make
them "more readable." In some cases
academics will be used as consultants; in
others the academics will work in cooperation with the professionals.
The cause for alarm is that in many of the
new contracts, once the academic has sold his
name for the book, he no longer has legal
control over what wording may be used. It
may be easier to read a new model book
because a very complex problem has been inaccurately simplified by a non-specialist. Or
important nuances of meaning may be lost
because the editors insist that words more
current be used. Or certain scholarly conclusions may be omitted because the
publishers feel they are not popular at this
time and may harm sales.
Truth to publishing firms is what makes
sales volume increase, and the new contracts
are giving them additional power to overrule
the scholars.
The increasing control of the publishers
over the contents of textbooks may loom more
menacingly in view of the ownership. The
giant Holt, Rinehart and Winston is owned by
the Columbia Broadcasting System in the
U.S. CBS also owns three other publishing
houses, as well as a score of popular
magazines, television and radio stations,
Columbia records, and a string of retail
The publishing house of Little, Brown and
Co. is owned by Time Inc., along with many
other publishing interests, newspapers, films,
broadcasting, and pulp and paper companies.
The publishing group made up of Random
House, Alfred A. Knopf, Pantheon, and others
is owned, along with the National Broadcasting Corporation in the U.S. by RCA.
The New American Library, along with
eight other imprints, belongs to the Times
Mirror Company, which also owns television
stations, "information services," newspapers
(several major ones), seven magazines, two
paper mills, and 320,000 acres of timberland.
Simon and Schuster and its half dozen other
imprints belong to a multinational corporation named Gulf and Western, which also
owns paper companies, diversified
manufacturing and financial interests,
Paramount Pictures, and 51 per cent of
Famous Players Ltd. and its 300 theatres in
Some half dozen corporate giants already
have enormous power to influence public
opinion, and now they are taking tighter
control of the contents of the textbooks which
they issue.
There are dangers in the situation. For
example, textbooks on political science,
history and economics could be restricted in
their discussion of conglomerates. Or views
held by a scientific consultant on natural
resources and the environment may never
find a place in books published by a firm
associated with mining interests.
Other views held by scholarly consultants
may become blurred at the hands of a
professional writer, for whom accuracy
would not hold so high a priority.
In short, in the expected course of events,
textbooks will take on the political coloring of
the management. This trend should be one of
concern to all groups in the academic world,
as well as to society at large.
Factors accounting for the unreasonably
high cost of textbooks include the high-quality
materials and format, the uncontrolled
duplication of effort and expense by competing publishers, the personal goals of the
authors, and the absence of strong pressure
from those who select texts for more
economical alternatives.
The exorbitant costs are not the fault of
your local university book store; for the most
part, the high costs can be explained only by
factors outside the campus scene and —
because of the high percentage of imports —
outside of Canada.
Separate from the factors mentioned above
is the system of distributing books in Canada.
Except for the inexpensive paperbacks of a
few publishers not intended exclusively for
use as texts, imported books are marked up 20
to 30 per cent by the distributors located in the
Toronto area, although many of these
distributors for Canada are merely subsidiaries of publishers in Britain or the U.S.
The secondary handling entails overhead
costs requiring such a markup, given the
necessity of maintaining large inventories for
the smaller Canadian market in order to
compete for the profits.
Now for the main problem. Many textbooks
will be obsolete (if not already so at time of
printing) within five or 10 years and normally
be of no value. Yet they are printed on expensive papers with high-cost special inks
and enclosed in a solid binding to insure that
they can under ordinary conditions endure
without deterioration for three to five centuries! Are these merely practical books from
which a student can learn or are they
Consider the expensive treated paper which
will not yellow or become brittle until long
after the purchaser's remains consist of only
a yellowed skeleton in the grave. These heavy
papers often cost four times as much as paper
which is serviceable for only 20 or 30 years.
Or consider that the actual production cost
of a hard binding on an octavo book is now
above $2 minimum and sometimes nearly
twice that. When these bindings reach the
shelf of the book store, the hard cover has
increased in value to about $3 to $5, or even
more. If given the choice, how many students
would prefer a 50 cent stiff paper cover? But
students are seldom given this coice by the
major publishers.
sidering job placement and articling positions, said Hickling.
"It is a matter of speculation
how bad the problem will be in
May," he added.
Law students show a marked
reluctance to work outside Vancouver, Herbert said. The
suggestion that students work for
less pay does not meet much approval, he added.
The legal firms' per capita take-
on rate for articling students has
decreased. The economic
slowdown has affected the legal
profession and law firms are not
expanding as rapidly as they once
Lawyers were once considered
"low-budget clerks" but that
image no longer exists, Kern said.
The real problem is that there is
a surplus of lawyers across the
country, Herbert said. The surplus
does not exist only in B.C., he said.
But a surplus of lawyers in B.C.
increases the competition for law
students within the province.
The ratio of practising lawyers to
the population is "worrisome"
Herbert said.
The solution is to accommodate
the people who are currently in the
system and warn others of the
future job situation, said Williams.
The legal profession has an
obligation to make people aware of
the problem, he said.
The B.C. forest industry is
rapidly destroying itself a UBC
forestry professor said Monday.
"The annual allowable cut set
down by the forest service is far in
excess of what it should be," said
Hamish Kimmons.
"The problem started when
premier Bill Bennett put pressure
on the forest service to take the
economically inaccessible trees in
B.C. and include them in the
figures for total wood volume
available," Kimmons said.
"This increased the allowable
cut and the government's revenue
from the industry, giving Bennett
money he needed for the Columbia
dam projects."
This, combined with loss of
usable land through soil erosion,
new parks and hydro projects,
severely diminishes previous
estimates of available wood, said
"Studies show that in some areas
as much as 80 per cent of the
timber we thought we had is either
physically or economically
inaccessible," Kimmons said.
"I think the problem in B.C. is
that we assumed the forests regenerated themselves," said
Kimmons. "Forest research funds
provided by the government are
absolutely pitifully small.
"Forestry accounts for $3.1
billion in export dollars, compared
to agriculture's $11 million, and yet
the provincial government's
budget for agriculture is $3.2
million larger than forestry."
One company in the U.S. spends
$7 million per year on reforestation
and they own only 5.6 million
acres. B.C. forest service, with 126
million acres, spends $2.3 million
said Kimmons.
"That's $14 an acre to our 13
cents," Kimmons said.
"The thing that started the
current interest is a forest ranger
in the Nelson district, who stated
that if they continue logging at the
present rate, in seven or eight
years time the mills will have to
close down because of lack of
usable trees."
"The senior forest service representative in the area reportedly
confirmed this statement." Page 4
Tuesday, January 31, 1978
Corporate ripof f s cost us
It's almost been a
tradition at The Ubyssey to
attack the bookstore at least
once a year for charging
ridiculously high prices for
That criticism is true to
the extent that upwards of
$100,000 of our hard-earned
money is annually stashed
into a fund which will help
pay a brand-new bookstore
some time in the future. But
perhaps we've missed the big
villain in this recurring tale
of woe, our wonderful
corporate system.
A feature in today's issue
looks at the academic
textbook boondoggle. It
shows how the increasing
concentration of ownership
is helping to reduce the
quality of our textbooks
and at the same time is
making them more
Profit maximization, as
the economists quaintly call
it, is hitting square in the
pocket    books.     In    fact.
textbooks are but one way
profit maximization and
over-concentrated ownership
hit us.
Housing, energy, food
and other costs in our
society are higher than they
should be, thanks to your
friendly neighborhood
mega corporation. The
media, most of it right-wing,
likes to blame the high cost
of living on avaricious
While workers are in
some cases getting
reasonable wages and being
attacked for it, the profit
margins are higher than ever.
Because the profiteers to a
large degree control the
media, attacks on the profits
are infrequent.
The situation is not
helped by academic puffery.
Publication of books of
sometimes questionable
quality is praised and rated
more highly than teaching
Part of this puffery is the
fancy covers and layout
which of course is pleasing
to the author but not to us,
who have to pay the fancy
prices, which wind up going
into fancy profits.
So next time you go to
the bookstore, remember
where all that money is
going    to,    and    what    the
non-monetary costs of the
books are. The ripoff is one
of the first and most
essential lessons we learn in
preparation for other ripoffs
just around the corner.
Monkey business
Vote question sparks smear(s)
I usually try to ignore events
mentioned in or brought about by
The Ubyssey. However, some
rather dubious performances by
our champions of liberty, equality
and justice are in need of exposition.
First of all at this time last year
a very effective smear campaign
was waged by The Ubyssey against
Gary Moore who was running for
the board. Accusations flew from
the left and right (but mostly from
the left). All these accusations of
wrongdoings were unfounded and
most important, unproven! They
were most effective though, in
blackballing Gary and at the same
time advancing the cause of and
giving maximum exposure to the
acquaintances of The Ubyssey,
staff who were also running for
various positions.
Rolling around to this year I
found out about something a little
more insidious. As is well known a
few hundred votes were cast in the
CEME building. And virtually all
of the votes were for middle of the
road candidates. No irregularities
Suddenly, after the votes are
tallied, on the scene comes The
Ubyssey staff to try and save its
decimated leagues of fellow
progressive minded individuals.
The enthusiastic participation of
democratic minded engineers it
seems, has upset The Ubyssey
One staffer has appeared in
CEME suggesting that the ballot
Bulk milk
Head dietician,
Place Vanier residence
On Jan. 18, the Place Vanier
cafeteria began using a new
packaging system for bulk milk.
Since that date, several students
have complained about the quality
of the milk, citing a thin consistency and sharp aftertaste
characteristic of powdered milk.
We the undersigned trust that an
investigation will be made and that
the appropriate action will be
taken to rectify the problem.
Signed by 53 residents of
Sherwood Lett House
box and papers floated around the
CEME building, thus invalidating
the election and giving his
progressive-minded fellows
another chance.
I realize tactics such as these are
successfully used in many
progressive countries but I must
warn you we will not be duped by
your evil misdeeds. The Ubyssey
continues to print garbage in the
form of personal opinions and
innuendo. Virtually all of its articles in any edition are biased
opinions marginally based on fact
to give the stories an appearance of
This brings up another point.
There are many oppressed peoples
and countries in the world, for
example Estonia, Latvia, Poland,
Tibet and Uganda. However, if you
read The Ubyssey you'd think the
world was peaches and cream in
all countries except for Rhodesia,
South Africa and Chile. But then I
guess it's not the in thing to
champion the cause of people
oppressed by progressive leftist
In all things, however, one can
find some good. In your case it is
that you provide employment for
about 10 physical plant workers
who go around three times a week
picking up piles of unread
Ubysseys which litter the campus.
Ronald Joseph
senator at large
The accusations and smears
which may have appeared in the
paper do not match those which
appear in Joseph's letter. The
Ubyssey has been investigating for
several days complaints of voting
irregularities made by people
unconnected with the staff or
'progressive-minded   individuals.'
During our investigation thus
far, no reporter has been sent to
CEME to investigate, let alone
make, accusations.
If Joseph wishes to read about
how bad conditions are in Russia or
other socialist countries, he can
look elsewhere in today's letters,
or better still, pick up any commercial newspaper or magazine.
JANUARY 31, 1978
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS
or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241K of the
Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301;
Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Chris Gainor
Ubyssey rioters were silenced, clacking typewriters were hushed and
peaceful order was restored today as the harmonious Influence Marcus Gee
strode through the staff gates. Kleenex In hand, the slimming news editor
coughed and sniffed out his story of a losing 10-battle with the bug.
Mouths agape, Don Maclntyre, Greg Edwards and Jeff Rankin listened
Intently as the returning sickle spouted his germs In their general direction.
Ed O'Brien was too preoccupied taking pictures of Heather Conn picking
her nose to notice the spray that landed directly on his back. But Kathy
Ford, Bill Tieleman and Steve Howard saw the hovering clouds of
contamination and warned Carl Vesterback who was able to dart away In
time. Mike Bocking and Verne McDonald diverted the showers of bacterial
virus, but the tiny globs clung to the lump In the corner, Chris Gainor.
The healthy pink specimen Tom Hawthorn mashed the evil
micro-organisms with his mangled telephone book and saved the life of
Tom Barnes and Tony Trlvlsano. God bless you tiny Tom.
Sihota comments untrue
Moe Sihota's comments in The Ubyssey last week about arts dean
Robert Will's part in the Osier school controversy f e both unfortunate
and untrue.
Will's comments, both at the Osier meetings and later, were critical
not of the principle of teaching French in our schools, but rather of
what Will and a number of other Osier parents saw as an attempt to
alter the nature of their neighborhood elementary school. They would
have objected as well to any other proposal which involved turning a
majority of Osier classrooms over to pupils from outside the Osier
There were anti-French bigots at the Osier meetings, but Will was
assuredly not one of them. Moreover, even the newspaper reports on
which Sihota presumably bases his views do not provide any evidence
for Sihota's assertions about Will. Regrettably, Sihota's own comments about Will, then, are based on just the sort of closed-minded
malice that Sihota would attribute to Will.
In case Sihota cannot rise above his sloppy thinking in this matter,
and so concludes that I am merely another example of what he falsely
accuses Will of being, let me add that two of my own children attend
the Vancouver School Board's French-English bilingual school.
Paul Tennant
associate professor,
^  political science^
N-waste can't be trashed
Alan Carruthers' statement
(Jan. 19) on the "disposal" of
Canada's highly radioactive
wastes derive from abysmal
ignorance. Speaking at UBC Feb.
28,1974 Bill Campbell, then head of
Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.'s
Waste Management said,
"disposal has no place in our
present technology." It never will
Once released into the biosphere,
radiation cannot be recovered. It
must be contained and managed,
some of it for millions of years.
In blind optimism (born of
ignorance) Carruthers states "that
the waste must and will be
disposed of is beyond doubt." On
the other hand, Sir Eric Ashby,
chairman of the British government committee on waste disposal
says: "In effect, we are consciously and deliberately accumulating a toxic substance on
the off-change that it may be
possible to get rid of it at a later
date. We are committing future
generations to tackle a problem
which we do not know how to
When leading scientists around
the world haven't been able to find
a way to contain these lethal
wastes for the next thousands of
years, how perfectly silly it is for
the standing committee on national
resources and public works to offer
the people of Canada a couple of
weeks to offer a solution. Of course
they don't expect one. It's probably
their way of trying to fool the
people that there is a solution just
around the corner.
The real catastrophe is that the
Canadian government is in so deep
with the bankrupt AECL that it
refuses to face the fact that nuclear
power is a moribund industry —
and they go on producing more of
the wastes.
Lille d'Easum,
M.A., 1969
While I am sorry that Fran
Watters didn't win the board of
governors race, I am also sorry she
finds it necessary to make
disparaging remarks about
Does it surprise her that people
vote for candidates who represent
their own point of view? It just
turns out that the engineers were
interested enough to get out and
Dave Cunningham
engineering 1 Tuesday, January 31, 1978
Page 5
Get going now
if you want work
Consider, for a moment, the following
• Statistics Canada estimates that only
eight per cent of all university grads find
jobs in their specific field upon graduation.
• A mini-survey by the Toronto Star has
revealed that only four of 50 new graduates
were absolutely sure that they will receive a
job on graduation.
• The Canada Council on Social Development has reported that 17 per cent of all
university graduates earn less than $7,000
• Thirty per cent of those living below the
poverty line are under 25 years of age and
single, and 38 per cent of these have had a
post-secondary education.
• One-quarter of all those unemployed
today in Canada are between 20 and 24.
I could probably continue to provide you
with additional information that would paint
an even bleaker picture. However, I think
that the point is clear — the chances of you
landing a job when you graduate are dismal.
Moreover, the popular impression that
your chances of gaining employment if you
are in a "vocational" faculty such as
engineering or commerce are better than if
you are in arts or sciences is a myth. The
fact of the matter is that a federal government study entitled Forward Occupational
unbalanced Listings demonstrates that
currently (May, 1977) in B.C. there is a high
demand only for individuals qualified as
salesmen, waiters, barmen, accountants
and therapeutists.
The report also reveals that the province
has little need for graduates classified as
engineers, economists, nurses and brokers.
Furthermore, there is a surplus of unemployed pharmacists, teachers,
librarians, dietitians and social workers in
B.C. Therefore, it is fairly obvious that your
chances of finding work in B.C., whether you
are in psychology, transportation or mineral
engineering are equally as poor.
The most frustrating aspect of all of this,
is that we as students have put little effort
into brightening the picture. At the same
time, most of us want to get a job in our
discipline, most of us assume that a degree
is a passport to a comfortable job, and most
of us are familiar with the gloomy job
Moe Sihota, a former board of governors
student rep now dabbling in writing before
leaving UBC, adopts a less vindictive stance
today than in previous efforts. Perspectives
is open to all members of the UBC community.
prospects. Yet we remain apathetic and
As jobs get scarcer, students start to
strive for higher marks (thinking that there
is a correlation between marks and jobs)
and consequently one hears about how
someone's notes have been stolen, how
pages have been ripped from old exam
books, and how job postings have been torn
from bulletin boards, only minutes after
they were put up.
The situation is getting extreme and it will
get worse as students continue to turn at
themselves and ignore the real sources of
the problem.
I am of course referring to business,
government and labor. All three groups
agree that something should be done, but
beyond that there is little agreement. As far
as government is concerned, the Liberals
are conveniently spending all their time on
the unity question and ignoring the nation's
economic dilemma.
The Conservatives' attitude was best
typified by Joe Clark when I asked him what
his party planned to do about graduate un-.
employment. Clark replied by stating that
basically he intended to do nothing until the
rest of the economy improved. Thanks Joe.
And finally, the NDP has failed to present
the voter with a clear, tangible economic
care package.
As for business and labor, both argue for
tax cuts. Business generally supports tax
concessions to encourage investment in new
industrial plants and equipment, while labor
calls for reductions in sales and personal
If the governments are doing nothing
about it and if the business and labor
positions are questionable, then what can we
as students do to improve the bleak
economic picture?
First of all, we must press for direct job
creation. Without getting too boring, I would
like to point out the validity of this position.
The strength of it lies in the weaknesses of
the tax concession solutions. The major
problem with the individual tax cut solution
is that the consumer may not spend the
money that (s)he saves. Currently, the
probability of that occurring is very high.
Annual personal savings in Canada have
increased by $9 billion from $4.5 billion to
$13.4 billion between 1971 and 1976. The main
reason advanced by economists is the lack
of consumer confidence in the economy.
The corporate tax cut solution is just as
nebulous. Business, like the individual
consumer, is unwilling to invest in a weak
economy like Canada's Canada's foremost
financial research body, the C. D. Howe
Research Institute argues that tax concessions will not improve the nation's
Their study entitled Tax Concessions To
Boost Investment: A Perspective, concludes
that it is "fair to say that business tax
concessions are unlikely to be major
determinants of investment in a stagnant
On top of this, the fact remains that most
of Canada's economy is foreign controlled,
and a bulk of these funds may well end up
leaving the country in the form of dividends
to non-residents.
On the other hand, direct job creation
appears to be a better solution. Since money
paid out will be in the form of salaries, the
bulk of the funds will not be drained off by
corporate or personal savings, imports,
vacations, or foreign dividends. Moreover,
an improved employment picture is
guaranteed immediately. Secondly, direct
job creation will have an immediate impact
on government spending in the areas of
social welfare and unemployment insurance.
Finally, there will be a direct impact on
the health of the economy, level of unemployment and market demand.
Earlier on, I presented some statistics on
the severity of the problem. I also honestly
feel that most grads prefer to get a job in
their own specialty. Therefore, what I can't
understand is why students sit on their asses
and do nothing about their future and their
livelihood. It's about time that students took
some initiative and decided to^ force
government business and labor into doing
something about graduate unemployment.
What frustrates me is that in fields such as
psychology or physics, there must be at
least 500 students. I'm sure that at least 90
per cent of these must be concerned about
the lack of jobs in their field. Now, I would
argue that 400 students could have quite an
impact on the political process, let alone
20,000 UBC students. If 400 students wrote
every MLA in the province, you can bet that
something would happen.
If 400 students knocked on the premier's
door, he would have to listen. If 400 students
stacked a nominating meeting for a political
candidate, the politicos running this country
would have to react to the problem.
So whether you are in the transportation
club or the Political Science Student
Association, get off your butt and do
something about your job prospects.
The Alma Mater Society can provide you
with organizational help. Through the B.C.
Students' Federation there exists a vehicle
to form contacts with similar groups as SFU
or UVic.
In any event, take some action now and
don't wait until you graduate because by
then it will be too late.
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Personal appeals help prisoners (Artsies are overpaid morons
When the engineers decide that a charity or a cause
is worthwhile, by sheer force of numbers they are
able to make the event a success. Amnesty UBC is not
of the same ability. So instead of coming out and
getting you (as the engineers might) AUBC must
instead rely upon you to take the initiative. Maybe it's
better that way.
This week Amnesty UBC will be taking a close look
at the state of human rights within the Soviet bloc
countries — that is to say within the USSR and the
countries of Eastern Europe. Two major public
events are planned. On Tuesday, Jan. 31 a seminar
will be held on the subject of what we can do working
through Ottawa with Moscow. It will be presented in
SUB 213 at 12:30 p.m. Then, on Friday, Feb. 3 there
will be a lecture given by Prof. B. Czaykowski and
Dr. M. Futrell on the subject of human rights
violations in these countries in SUB 213 at 12:30 p.m.
Perhaps more important, however, is the letter
campaign that will be run all week long from the
AUBC info booth on the main floor of SUB (mid-day
only). This campaign will allow interested people a
chance to take concrete action on behalf of some 10
prisoners encarcerated in the USSR's infamous
Vladimir Prison. While in Vladimir, these prisoners
suffer from lack of decent food and from inadequate
medical attention.
They may also suffer many cruel punishments,
while most are made to undergo forced labor. These
10 are among many who are held in Vladimir for
reason of their political or religious beliefs only, and
this is in clear violation of both the Helsinki Accord
and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of
the United Nations (the USSR is a signatory of both).
The letter which we are asking you to sign is an
appeal on behalf of these 10 prisoners. We are asking
that you come around to the booth and read a copy of
the letter. You can ask questions there and get more
information. Then, if you agree and wish to participate, we'll ask you to sign one and address it and
donate the postage so that we can mail it off.
Is it all worthwhile? Allow me to quote from the
Oct. 21,1977 letter sent by a released Soviet prisoner
to his Amnesty adoption group (he was released a
year before the end of his sentence and wished to
explain to the A.I. group why its efforts had been so
"There is ... a strictly practical usefulness to
these letters. For example: the camps are located
near isolated villages. The guards live with their
families outside the barbed wire. And suddenly in this
remote and forgotten district letters with striking
postage stamps start to arrive. . . For the locals this
is a sensation.
"And at home ... the guard learns from his wife
that there is a certain V. in the zone who is receiving
letters from abroad. And these guards will be a little
cautious regarding me, because an ordinary Soviet
citizen is suspicious about everything foreign.
Because of this I will be protected from the
gratuitious cruelty of this petty administration,
which is characterized by aggressiveness: I won't be
beaten, I won't be put in a punishment cell, etc. I will
have 80 per cent protection from all that. And all
thanks to an envelope!"
More than a valiant gesture, personal appeals get
results! So come and help someone who is less fortunate than yourself. Sign the letter.
Fraser Easton
president, Amnesty UBC
The recent stunt of fine arts associate professor Herbert Gilbert and
a student has to stand among the all-time great accomplishments of
his faculty.
Stacking 11 old television sets in the university garbage dump and
burning while playing My Favorite Martian on a Venusian mental
case shows that Gilbert has unmatched insight into the world's
His 'totemic emblem' (and phallic symbol?) should be an inspiration to us all. This ecological, political and visual image shows us
what a bunch of overpaid, useless morons inhabit the Lassere
building. Yes, you are a nut and wasting our tax dollars.
Harvey Kirk
l^  forestry 4j
4 p.m. 'till 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 2nd
SUB Party Room Page 6
Tuesday, January 31, 1978
From Russia
with lectures
Find out what the Soviet
Union is really like.
The UBC arts faculty is
sponsoring a four-lecture series
on the USSR starting Wednesday,
and taking place at noon each
Wednesday until Feb. 22.
Wednesday's lecture, which
takes place  in Buch. 104 as will
Hot flashes
all    the   others,   is   by   Slavonic
professor Jan Solecki.
Solecki will speak on USSR:
Resources, Policies and Reality
Bleed today
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The clinic runs this week until
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has the highest proportion out to
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And don't forget to eat
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Page 7
UBC hoop women
lose two to Alberta
UBC Thunderbirds rub it in
to Ore. State's great chagrin
The Thunderbird rugby team
took advantage of an over-awed
Oregon State Beaver side to put on
its b e s t offensive display of the
season as UBC trotted to a 61-3
victory at Thunderbird stadium
"Our game plan was to keep the
ball moving around the field," said
UBC coach Donn Spence. "There
was just no way they could cope
with our speed in a wide open
Centre David Whyte led the
scoring for UBC, hitting for five
converts and a try for 14 points.
The other centre, Andrew Bibby,
added 12 points with three tries.
Fly half Garry Hirayama and hook
Henry Edmunds each scored two
tries, while number eight Robin
Russel, flanker Ray Brenzy and
wingers Dale Turkington and Jim
Burnham each scored one try.
Fullback Graham Taylor ended a
scoring drought that goes back to
last season when he hit on a drop
goal for three points early in the
second half.
Carrying a small weight advantage, the Oregon State forwards held their own in the loose
and set scrums, but that was the
only Beaver bright spot of the
game. UBC's pack turned in one of
its most effective games of the
season. In addition the scoring
feats of Edmunds, Russel and
Brezy flanker Bill Collins moved
the ball well, as did prop Dennis
Carson on occasion.
In typical UBC fashion it was in
the backfield where the match was
decided. The wide open strategy
overwhelmed the Beaver back-
field. The 'Birds were able to run
outside at will. During the first half
UBC produced a textbook display
of the art of running a rugby ball.
The Oregon State backs were soon
reduced to the role of spectators.
Hirayama was especially effective, using his speed to feed the
centres, then looping around to
take the ball on the second phase of
the movement. He scored two tries
and set up another in this fashion.
Whyte was back at centre for
only the second time this season
and appeared comfortable,
although he, like some of his
mates, had a tendency to force the
play in the second half.
Bibby turned in a sharp game. A
converted scrum half, Bibby has
been consistently developing his
aptitude in the new position.
Despite the win Spence still has
some problems to contend with.
Wingers John Oleson and Ian
Leach are not quite ready to come
back after injuries early in the
season. As a result Spence has
been going with the transplanted
centres on the wings. Fortunately
the 'Birds are knee deep in first
division centres.
The biggest problem is up front.
Last year's graduation cost the
'Birds some of the best forwards in
the country. The replacements
have lacked both size and experience.
Despite complaints from certain
quarters that the backs have been
starving for the lack of possession
the truth of the matter is UBC's
pack has developed into a competent first division unit.
Spence's main concern has to be
at prop. Ian Busfield's nose was
broken in the Meraloma's match
last week and the injury was far
more serious than was originally
expected. He will be gone for at
least eight weeks.
Dave Fleming has been filling in
Fleming covers a lot of field and
plays the loose with enthusiasm
that is matched only by Collins.
Unfortunately Fleming is only
about 170 pounds and one wonders
how he is going to take the wear
and tear. There is an ever-present
danger that he might get lost for
good in a muddy field.
The pack's improvement will be
given the ultimate test next week
when the 'Birds meet James Bay in
Victoria. James Bay has what is
felt to be the best set of forwards on
the continent. For the 'Birds to win
they will have to get the ball to
their backs.
Inhabitants of this tiny island
kingdom woke up from a drugged
trance this morning to discover
that the booze and exotic drugs
reporter of the island's only
newspaper, the Used to be, had
seized control of the kingdom's
wire service.
Vermin McDonaldonald said his
first act as the media's new reich-
marshal would be to wake up in the
McDonaldonald said he owed the
success of the purge to the
unqualified support of the daily
The UBC Thunderettes basketball team played consistently over
the weekend — unfortunately it
was consistently bad as they
dropped a pair of games at the War
Memorial gym to the University of
Alberta Pandas 70-47 and 66-50.
The Thunderettes stumbled and
fumbled in bringing their league
record to 2-12.
On Friday UBC played probably
its worst game of the season as
Alberta out-rebounded, out-shot
and out-hustled the Thunderettes
en route to an easy win. The game
was close until the last two minutes
of the first half when Alberta took
advantage of some UBC turnovers
to open up a 27-17 lead.
In the second half the Pandas
could do no wrong as they made
shot after shot while UBC played
ineffectively. The victory was
never in doubt for Alberta as they
kept pouring it on and eventually
won the game by'23 points.
Alberta's Lori Chizik and Trix
Kannekens were the game's top
scorers with 14 points each while
Margot McCullough led UBC with
In Saturday's loss UBC fell
behind immediately and never got
back in the game as Alberta led
from start to finish. UBC was again
plagued by erratic shooting and
passing and an over-all lack of
In the second half UBC showed
signs of life as they got within two
points of the Pandas but the
Alberta team withstood the
challenge and went on to another
easy win.
The one bright spot for UBC was
the play of Colleen Booth who came
off the bench to score a game-high
18 points.
For the visitors Sherry Stevenson had 16 points and Nancy
Spencer and Trix Kannekens 14
Next weekend the Thunderettes
travel to Lethbridge to play the
University of Lethbridge.
Rejoining the team will be forward
Jane Broatch who had her nose
broken Jan. 14 in a game against
Saskatchewan and has missed
UBC's last four games.
Smooth strokers
outpull Seattle
Spurred on to victory by a Seattle
Pacific University threat to "go for
open water" on the 'Birds, the UBC
rowing team used its superior size
and conditioning to put open water
between them and their taunting
The UBC heavyweight varsity
eights crew went off the blocks at
36 strokes a minute on the one and
three-quarter mile course in the
featured race at the dual meet on
the Seattle Pacific canal.
SPU kept up to the 'Birds for the
first 50 metres, but UBC, with long,
smooth rhythm, understroked
SPU's 30.5 with 29.5 strokes a
minute to put a length of water
between the crews by the half.
In the second half the 'Birds' size
(averaging 6'3" and 195 pounds)
and stamina showed even more, as
they upped their stroke rate to 34
and finished in 9:09, six lengths
ahead of Seattle, which finished in
UBC s crew comprises cox Peter
Jackson, stroke Rob Hartvikson,
Rob Catherall, David Wilkinson,
Jim Henniger, Brad Hankinson,
Dave Dunnision, Bill Trembath
and captain Rick Tull.
The rowers will hold a 30-mile
rowathon Saturday to raise money
for equipment and to go to the San
Diego Crew Classic April 1. The
rowathon starts in Coal Harbor,
continues up the Burrard Inlet to
Port Moody, returning to Coal
Wednesday, Feb. 1,12:30
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Tuesday, January 31, 1978
Hoopers sweep two, take third
In Canada West University Athletic Association basketball action
this weekend, the UBC Thunderbirds dropped the University of
Alberta Golden Bears in consecutive games Friday and
Saturday night at War Memorial
The 'Birds had trouble getting off
the ground Friday before
emerging with a 74-62 victory. In
Saturday's rematch, UBC again
started slowly, but came back to
dominate the second half, handing
the Bears an 83-54 beating.
The pair of weekend wins evens
the 'Birds' season record at 7-7,
which is respectable not
Alberta opened Saturday's game
by throwing an effective zone
defence at the Thunderbirds. The
outside shooting of UBC's Chris
Trumpy and Rob Cholyk kept the
'Birds close in the first half, which
ended 38-34 for UBC.
The Alberta zone, which had kept
UBC outside in the first half, was
traded for a man-to-man in the
second. That switch marked the
beginning of the end for the Alberta
UBC's Adam Yawrenko, who
gave his imitation of a redwood in
the initial stages of the game, tall
and silent, was uprooted in the
second half collecting 12 points for
a game total of 19.
The real spark in the UBC offence was Frank Janowicz who
enjoyed his best game this year.
Janowicz came off the bench in the
first half and  potted  14   points
Jock shorts
The UBC women's volleyball
team improved its chances of a
Canada West league title on the
weekend, winning four straight
matches in Victoria to give them a
total of nine points in the first two
of three tournaments. Meanwhile,
the men's team, after a surprise
opening loss to Saskatchewan,
stumbled to a 2-2 record in
Calgary, finishing third behind
Calgary and Saskatchewan.
*    *     *
The Thunderbird hockey team
found itself requiring a miracle
finish to capture first after weekend action in Calgary. The 'Birds
split two games with the Dinosaurs, losing Friday 6-3 before
coming back to win 7-4 on Saturday.
With league-leading Alberta
sweeping two games from the
University of Saskatchewan
Huskies, the 'Birds fell 12 points
back of the Bears with eight games
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remaining. UBC has two games in
hand on Alberta, but the Golden
Bears need only five points in their
last six games to clinch the league
Jerry Bancks led the Dinosaurs
Friday with two goals, while Doug
Murray, Roger Mitchell,  Randy
Joevenazzo and Bob Laycock had
one each. Rob Jones notched two
for the 'Birds and Sean Boyd had
In UBC's turnaround Saturday,
Boyd scored twice, as did Derek
Williams. John Dzus, Jim Stewart
and Lane Lavik added singles.
before being rested in the second.
Other high 'Birds were Rob Cholyk and Chris Trumpy with 19 and
15 points respectively. Bill Berzins
squeaked into double figures
contributing 10 to the 'Bird total.
The most noticeable improvement in the Thunderbirds'
game was their ability to control
the ball, and thus the tempo of the
game. UBC suffered only nine
turnovers while the usually sure-
pawed Bears gave up 17. The
'Birds also outrebounded their
Albertan rivals 23-19.
On the other side of the
statistical slate, top individual rebounding honors went to Alberta's
Mark Jorgenson, who hauled down
seven. Jorgenson also managed 14
points for the losers. Teammate
Brent Patterson chipped in 12 first
half points, but went cold in the
latter stages to finish with 14.
Alberta, last year's Canada West
champions, are discovering that
once you've reached the top there's
only one way to go, and the UBC
Thunderbirds wish you a happy
UBC travels to Lethbridge next
weekend to take on the
BIRD CAGE — Saturday's last
bucket before the buzzer award
goes to UBC forward Mark Olsen
for a somewhat unusual last
second jumper. Olsen pumped up
his version of the hydrogen bomb,
a jump shot which rose
mysteriously into space with six
seconds to go, later re-entering the
atmosphere in time to give the
'Birds their 82nd and 83rd points.
Co* Rec Skate-Nite
Tuesday Jan. 31
8:30-10:45 p.m.
at TWSC Rink
Drop-in — no charge
Bring your friends Good fun!
To produce the editorial content
of the student handbook.
Contract basis for approximately
8 weeks.
February 20, 1978.
1) Must be familiar with A.M.S.
2) Knowledge of campus activities
3) Ability to write and
communicate effectively
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