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Array 1.500 summer jobs axed
THE UBYSSEY
Vol. LXIII, No. 61
Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, February 10,1981
228-2301
— halan yagi photo
JOLTIN' JOE looks to heaven for guidance. These students are making him look like a hero and he
wonders where all this enthusiasm was last year when he was pitched out of office like an extra
wastebasket. Which he might be. Because, when he looks up to find a deity which can be prayed to by
wimps and losers, he finds instead the crisp, magnificent flag of The Ubyssey. It could be Joe has for yet
another time found the wrong god to pray to. Perhaps he should pray to St. Jude, who is, of course, the
patron saint of lost causes. It's for that very reason that The Ubyssey likes St. Jude. But that doesn't mean
we have to like Joe.
Joe seeks pie and truth
By JO-ANNE FALKINER
and STEVE McCLURE
"Where's the guy with the pie?" asked opposition
leader Joe Clark of more than 800 students Friday,
referring to his 1978 visit to UBC.
"He came up to me with a pie in a bag and he left
with the bag?' said Clark, who was on the receiving
end of a pastry assault by a member of the Anarchist
Party of Canada (Groucho-Marxist) after his 1978
speech at UBC.
But Clark had weightier matters on his mind Friday
as he lambasted the Trudeau government for "hiding
behind the skirts of the British," in his attempt to
patriate the Canadian constitution on his own.
"The government of Canada is telling the people of
Canada only part of the truth," Clark charged.
"Pierre Trudeau owes it to Canadians to tell them
what's going on."
"The question is whether the Prime Minister of
Great Britain was told in June that the Constitution
would contain a charter of rights," Clark said. "It
looks like she didn't know until the sixth of October."
Clark also expressed doubt as to whether Thatcher
promised to bring in a "three-line whip" in the British
parliament to ensure passage of Trudeau's constitutional package. A three-line whip is the maximum support a party can give to a bill in the British parliament.
Clark asked if "the British parliament could be asked to pass anything while it is contested in the Canadian   Supreme   Court."   Trudeau's   constitutional
package is being contested by six provincial governments.
"Trudeau is trying to achieve his own goals by using
this colonial relation with the British," Clark said.
"We should send those parts to Britain which concern
Britain, such as the request for patriation. But the second part that has to do with Canada should be sent to
the other parts of Canada such as the provinces."
Clark and the Conservatives want the constitution to
come to Canada with an amending formula that will
allow controversial features of Trudeau's proposals to
be dealt with in Canada.
During the question period following his speech
Clark said that the federal government should not
unilaterally abandon established programs funding
(EPF), as has been reported recently by the media.
"The way the Liberals are doing it is wrong," Clark
said. "We were going to appoint a joint federal-
provincial equalization task force."
Clark came down hard on the Liberals for the way
they handled Petro-Canada's purchase of Petro-Fina,
a Belgian oil company.
"Somebody made a lot of money and the people of
Canada have a right to know who made it and whether
there was an insider trading," Clark said.
According to Clark a Conservative government
would give small Canadian oil producers tax breaks
rather than concentrate on taxing oil companies
regardless of their size or ownership. .
By NANCY CAMPBELL
The provincial government has
axed more than 1,500 summer jobs
for students in what is called a
"belt-tightening move," by the director of the employment opportunities program.
Virginia Greene said Monday no
dollar Figures would be available
until March, but added the move
would result in a sizeable decrease
from last year's budget of $24
million.
Greene said 1,500 student jobs
were discontinued after the Work in
Government program was cancelled, but NDP MLA Frank Mitchell
charged that an additional 500 jobs
have been slashed from the nonprofit organization sector of the
program.
Greene could not give an exact
breakdown of the lost jobs, saying
only that the government this year
funded the creation of only 11,000
jobs, compared with 16,000 in
1980.
But the government will be enhancing personal placement for
handicapped people because "after
all, this is the International Year of
the Handicapped," she said.
Greene said the jobs were slashed
because "we anticipate there will be
a reduction in revenue." But some
job programs have had their funding extended, she added.
The critical skills program will
now fund employers for up to 24
months.
Mitchell charged that the government is taking money from summer
jobs to pay for the program. "I
think it's a real bad move because it
is cutting out opportunities for students who can only work in the
summer," he said.
"It also hurts students who are
trying to get a job in their field of
study. For example, I know the attorney general's department hires a
lot of UBC law students each summer under the program."
NDP labor critic Karen Sanford
also criticized the government action.
"I cannot understand the reasoning of the government to cut back
the program when the largest area
of unemployment is in the student
age group," she said.
"Tuition, residence, food and
transportation costs are going up
for students and it's already hard
enough for them to find work."
Sanford felt it was wrong to invest $14.7 million in the critical
skills program.
"The employers council of B.C.
recognized that it was the employers' responsibility to train their employees and apprentices. It's foolish
to spend money to help employers
avoid their responsibility," she
said.
The Work in Government program funded 100 per cent jobs for
students within the government.
The employment opportunities program still has several components:
• the youth employment program (colleges and universities
funded 100 per cent, private industry and non-profit funded up to
$2.50 an hour);
• the Quebec exchange program;
• the cooperative education program;
• the personal placement for
handicapped in government program, which is coordinated with the
Public Services Commission;
• and the critical skills program,
which assists employers in areas
such as millwrighting, steel, et cetera, in training apprentices with
partial funding.
Greene said the focus of the programs is changing in favor of the
funding of longer term employment. "And more jobs are created
with part wages than with full funding," she said.
An" economist with the federal
ministry of employment and immigration said a trend towards lower
unemployment by people in the 15
to 24 age bracket will probably halt,
if not increase, as a result of the
provincial cut and the recent $20
million cut in federal summer job
program funding.
"Unemployment will definitely
be down for qualified students, but
students in social sciences will con-
See page 2: GOV'T
Tuition doubles
for foreigners
MONTREAL (CUP) — Tuition
fees for international students in
Quebec will more than double next
year, McGill University president
David Johnston said Wednesday.
In a radio interview, Johnston
said the expected increase will raise
tuition from $1,500 to $3,400 more
than that of Canadian students.
"To our mind, that's an exceedingly large jump in a very short period of time, with inadequate opportunity for students to react for
registration this September," he
said.
Johnston also said Quebec universities are in serious financial danger because of provincial cutbacks
to university spending. Quebec edu
cation minister Camille Laurin announced Feb. 3 that expenditures
on higher education will only rise by
6.9 per cent next year, an amount
well below the inflation rate.
"Our major concern is that the
goals of accessibility, of democratization and the quality of education in the province are seriously in
jeopardy. We have a very good university system in the province of
Quebec. It's very questionable if a
very good university system can
continue if we continue to be faced
with severe budget restrictions,"
Johnston said.
Johnston also said he was not
against tuition increases for Canadian students in Quebec.
Clyne gets Valentine
Despite an energetic challenge by
social critic Stan Persky, incumbent
J. V. Clyne has won a resounding
victory in the UBC chancellorship
election.
Clyne, chief executive officer of
MacMillan Bloedel, received 9,022
or 69 per cent of the vote. Persky,
who received 30 per cent of the vote
last time, this time garnered 4,062
votes, or 31 per cent.
The duties of the chancellors are
for the most part ceremonial, although Persky has tried to politicize
the position in an effort to democ-
. ratize the administration of the university. In addition to ceremonial
duties the chancellor also serves on
the senate and the board of governors.
Clyne ran a low-key campaign for
the post, which traditionally has
been occupied by figures from the
business world. Persky, on the
other hand, actively sought the post
and promised to use the chancellorship to promote student interests. Page 2
THE   UBYSSEY
Tuesday, February 10,1961
Gov't chops student jobs
From page 1
tinue to have difficulty," said Bill
Nelles.
"But the problem of youth unemployment is one which in numerical terms will soon go away with
shift of the baby boom," he added.
Sanford said "there's no doubt"
people will be raising the issue when
the government resumes in March.
But the chance of changing the policy at this point "is very remote,"
she said, adding she hoped "students will make their views known
and with the public bring enough
pressure to ensure change."
A similar move by the Socred
government in 1978 to slash the
youth employment program to
$700,000 from $1.5 million was reversed due to student, administration president and board of governors pressure from UBC and other
post-secondary institutions.
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February 16, 1981. This includes students who are
registered in a year not normally considered to be a
graduation year (e.g. combined B.Com./LL.B.) but
who are expecting to complete a degree programme
this Spring.
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This list of candidates for graduation to be presented
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The Office of the Ombudsman is inviting applications for student investigator positions.
Applicants should have completed at least
three years of studies in a relevant area,
should communicate well, and must meet
elegibility criteria under the Work in Government Program (WIG).
A selected group of candidates will be invited
to participate in a written exam and a personal
interview.
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preferred location to:
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THE   UBYSSEY
Page 3
'Gays need aid to fight tyranny'
By JULIE WHEELWRIGHT
Australian gay activists have
realized the only way to win civil
rights is through an appeal to all oppressed groups, an Australian gay
leader said Monday.
"The important point is the fact
that we realized the only way we
could fight was to get (gay people,
women and minority groups)
together," David Fagan told 30
people at a Gay People of UBC luncheon in the faculty club.
Fagan   said   gay   people   in
Australia still face problems of
police brutality, discrimination and
opposition from church groups.
One protestant group, the Festival
of Light, circulated an anti-
homosexual pamphlet that read:
"Mothers and grandmothers will
never accept homosexuals as
babysitters, using infants"' natural
sucking reflexes for their own
nefarios purposes (fellatio)."
Fagan said six of seven states in
Australia still have anti-homosexual
laws  "on  the  books,"   and  the
EVIL RADICAL shows innocent student where her name lies on list for
those to be liquidated after nasty anti-capitalist Public Interest Research
Group overthrows Socred government, undermines free enterprise system
and institutes eco-conservationist state where flushing toilet in train station
will be punishable by death. Breaking a thermometer in a watershed will re-
-atuart davia photo
suit in life imprisonment and producing non-solar cars will be punished by
public flogging. Yes, all this and more will occur if you sign PIRG petition.
But mostly, you might find your quality of life will improve. Of course it
would be too much to expect things to get better simply because people
get concerned. Wouldn't it?
Sexist gear rag faces legal battle
WINNIPEG (CUP) — The
University of Manitoba's engineering publication faces a legal fight
after   allegedly   printing   libelous
items about the student union's vice
president.
Linda Ilczuk said she is "shocked, upset but not surprised," about
'Friend's' degree hit
HALIFAX (CUP) — The
Dalhousie University senate is
reviewing the granting of an
honorary degree to the president of
Guyana following recent reports of
flagrant human rights violations in
that country.
Forbes Burnham was granted the
degree in 1978. Henry Hicks, president of Dalhousie at the time, admitted to a professor at Dalhousie
that he knew of the violations "but
(Burnham) was my friend."
A former member of Guyana's
parliament, Philomena Shury, will
address the senate's honorary
degree committee. She said she
wants to point out that senate
awarded Burnham his degree with
inadequate information about his
personal history.
Shury said she also wanted to
counter the claim that human rights
violations occurred in Guyana only
after Dalhousie gave Burnham his
degree in 1978.
"If they had the facts straight
they would not have given him that
degree," said Shury.
Shury was forced to give up her
position in Guyana's parliament
and leave the country in 1971 after
the Burnham regime exerted financial pressure through arbitrary taxation laws on her and her husband.
The honorary degree committee
will report back to the senate with
its findings in two months.
the articles printed about her. "I've
taken the first steps about approaching a lawyer to fight this occurence," she added.
The latest issue of the publication, the Red Lion, contains items
which she says are sexist and
libelous.
The Red Lion was recently denied
publication rights at the student
owned printshop due to its sexist,
racist and potentially libelous content. The engineering student council will not say where the newspaper
is now printed.
Printers are liable for the content
of newspapers they print.
U of M president Ralph Camp
bell said, "1 don't favoir sexist or
racist publications being printed on
campus." He added he is now
"producing a policy about any
publications which originate within
the confines of the University of
Manitoba."
"I don't begrudge anyone taking
legal action," Campbell said. He
has not yet seen a copy of the Red
Lion but will try to obtain one to
judge the validity of the complaints,
he said.
A spokesperson for the Winnipeg
police department said the Red
Lion could only be prosecuted if an
individual brought legal action
against the newspaper.
Protest rallies rise on campus
It could be the election of Ronald Reagan.
It could have something to do with the crisis in El
Salvador or patriating the Canadian constitution.
Maybe it is just the beginning of a bright new decade.
Whatever the cause, the revolution is rising again.
There are three protest rallies scheduled for UBC
within the next month.
The first takes place today at noon in the SUB plaza,
when a rally to support the striking Telecommunication Workers Union and the Canadian Union of Public Employees takes place. Speakers include Gillian
Campbell of the CUPE local 561 negotiating committee, Miriam McPherson of UBC's Trotskyist League,
and AUCE provincial president Lid Strand.
On Thursday the B.C. Students Federation will hold
a province-wide day of protest to draw attention to
lack of child care facilities in the province.
UBC will join the child care struggle on Feb. 24,
during women's week. The mime group Garbanzo will
perform skits on the topic and there will be a speaker,
possibly NDP MLA Rosemary Brown, in the SUB
conversation pit.
Student council has endorsed the protest and allotted $250 for the speaker, buttons  and balloons.
In mid-March UBC students will join another province-wide protest organized by BCSF, this time to battle government cutbacks in post-secondary education
and rising tuition fees.
police are entitled to arrest people
for homosexual acts.
"They get lesbians and gay men
on offensive acts. The police traditionally hang around the gay bars at
closing time and grab people as
they're leaving."
He said many gays are arrested,
and taken to jail where they are
beaten and raped. "We haven't had
to deal with (an apathy problem),
the police have done it for us."
Fagan said the printed media in
his country "is very bad" concerning gay rights. After a 1978 protest
rally in Sydney, several gay men and
lesbians were arrested and one daily
paper printed their names, addresses and occupations before they
went to trial.
"A lot of people were sacked
from their jobs," and some
relatives of the protestors had not
known their sons of daughters were
gay until they read about it in the
newspaper, he said.
Although the gay rights movement in Sydney is active, the movement in the north is "very furtive,
underground." "We refer to
Queensland as the deep north. The
gay movement, like the women's
movement there, is very small."
He added the initial base of support for the movement came from
womens groups. "Feminism linked
women's oppression to gay oppression."
Gay men began to question their
own sexism and realized the only
way they could bring about change
was through a coalition with lesbian
groups, he said.
Fagan's speech marked the beginning of Gay Week at UBC. Today
at noon there will be a gay men and
womens health services presentation in IRC 5. Stay tuned to 'Tween
Classes for further details.
PIRG draws
400 signers
for petition
After one day of circulation a petition calling for a fee referendum
to finance a Public Interest Research Group at UBC has attracted
more than 400 signatures.
The petition needs only 500 signatures for the referendum to be
called, but the B.C. PIRG organizing committee is looking for "several thousand."
"The more signatures you get the
more support you can say you
have," PIRG spokesperson Carrol
Riviere said Monday.
The petition campaign, in its second day today, will last 10 days. If
it attains the necessary 500 signatures, a $5 fee referendum to fi- ■
nance PIRG will take place.
PIRG is an idea that was developed by consumer advocate Ralph
Nader and is designed to provide
students with a vehicle to investigate issues pertaining to the public
interest. If the referendum passes,
students who do not wish to join
PIRG may opt out of paying the $5
fee.
PIRG organization is rapidly developing in B.C., and a benefit for
the research group will take place
Friday at the Kitsilano House, 2305
W. 7th.
Tickets are $3 and speakers will
include social critic Stan Persky,
former member of the B.C. human
rights commission Val Embry, and
environmental lawyer Kim Roberts.
The folk group Salal will also be,
there. Food and liquor will be available. Page 4
THE   UBYSSEY
Tuesday, February 10,1961
THE    FUTURE
LOOKS   GOOD AS FAR.
AS   I CM   SEE
Vote schizo
The Ubyssey staff is a little schizophrenic about the Alma Mater
Society's proposal to renovate SUB for a million or so dollars.
The courtyard, closed by the fire marshall almost the very day the
building was finished in 1968 because fire regulations changed, has been a
grand example of wasted space ever since. Every alcoholic among us for a
decade has looked on that carefully locked, sunshine-filled second floor
space and envisioned there some cross between the pleasure dome of
Kubla Khan and the hanging gardens of Babtylon.
Also, lack of space for clubs (or support for dubs on the part of the
AMS generally) has been a problem for years, recently becoming an acute
problem. Therefore, though there are reservations among students, particularly architecture students, about whether the proposed plans are the
best ones, we support a 'yes' vote for the part of the referendum dealing
with renovating the courtyard.
There are other reservations, too, reservations serious enough that
The Ubyssey staff also decided to vote against the SUB plaza underground
mall.
First, because there is much less of a readily apparent necessity for
developing the SUB basement at this time. Between the two projects SUB
could become practically unusable for a goodly portion of next year, which
would mean everybody has to sacrifice.
Second, because it is doubtful there is a real need for the mall extension. More businesses have lost money than made it in the SUB basement
and both the Village and 10th Avenue have high turnovers in retail
businesses, so it is questionable whether it is in the least worthwhile spending money to develop retail specs there.
Third, there is the matter of principle. The plans were mainly made
and finalized in the summer, when most students are thankfully
somewhere else. The proposal was poorly advertised when the time came
for students to participate in finalizing it. It was clear from beginning to end
the people pushing the plans wanted neither opposition nor even discussion.
And the insulting omission from the referendum question of whether
the $15 building fee be dropped if students so wished was sheer arrogance.
Implying that students aren't intelligent enough to realize the fee was
necessary if the renovations were undertaken said much more about the
cognitive abilities of AMS executive members than student voters.
Though it may mean space for clubs could be tight for another year,
students should tell the SUB renovation planners they won't swallow
whole a plan that has been railroaded and presented in an insulting manner.
Though we are tempted to go along with the graduate students'
association and the students who viewed the promotional film before the
film society features this weekend in voting a straight 'no' so that we can
have a chance to vote on the building fee itself, we have to acknowledge
the need for the second floor courtyard to be converted into usable space.
Vote schizophrenically. Vote 'yes'.
And 'no'.
THE UBYSSEY
February 10, 1961
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the
AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian
University Press. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in room
241K of the Student Union Building. Editorial departments,
228-2301; Advertising. 228-3977.
Editor: Verne McDonald
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SUB renovations explained
Three separate issues were jumbled together in last week's article
concerning the proposed SUB renovations. These issues are: 1) consideration of the disabled; 2) the necessity of the renovations and their nature; and 3) future building funding.
Recent articles concerning the
renovations imply lack of concern
for handicapped persons. In fact,
the SUB courtyard and plaza mall
were designed with access for the
disabled in mind. Additionally, upgrading of access for the disabled in
the remaining 85 per cent of the
building is a concern we have been
studying for the past three months
and could proceed as soon as necessary funding is allocated.
The next questions to be answered are the need for the renovations,
what they would include, and why
they may seem to be proceeding
hastily. There is excessive demand
for meeting rooms in SUB. As well,
many clubs are sharing offices, and
many other clubs aren't even able to
obtain shared office space due to
the shortage of offices. One need
only talk to an undergrad social coordinator or club executive to realize the renovations are very much
needed. Now to describe the proposals:
The courtyard proposal would include upgrading of the main concourse, a second floor conversation
lounge/coffee bar (licensed on occasion), and eight new club offices.
The drawing in recent Ubysseys illustrates very well the way the second floor would look to someone
on the main concourse.
The plaza mall proposal would
include several club offices and
bookable rooms (similar to
207/209). Additionally, one or two
small shops adjoining the area connecting the Pit to the games area are
planned. One feature to be included
in this proposal is a full color darkroom for Photosoc, the remaining
offices to be allocated by a users'
committee.
The reason the referendum may
seem to be proceeding hastily is one
of timing necessity. In order for the
renovations to proceed during this
summer (to minimize inconvenience
to students during the school year),
detailed plans must be drawn, bids
reviewed, etc. If we work quickly
these facilities will be available to
students this September. Were the
referendum delayed any longer the
facilities would not be available for
another year.
Finally there is the question of
funding. Obviously, to provide facilities one must spend money.
For further information, complete drawings of the proposed renovations may be viewed in the display cases on the main concourse of
SUB. Any remaining questions may
be answered by Bruce Armstrong,
Marlea Haugen, Craig Brooks, or
myself.
For needed expansion of space
for your club or undergrad society,
please vote yes, this week.
Peter Mitchell
AMS vice-president elect
SUB plans rejected
I am disturbed by the proposed renovations to the Student Union
Building.
Ads run in the Tuesday, Thursday and Friday editions of The
Ubyssey by the AMS referred to a need for additional student space.
Though I agree with this, I believe that what is most critically needed on
campus is a central informal gathering place for the exchange of ideas
and energy. This place should be comfortable for small groups, but be
organized to accommodate larger spontaneous or organized functions
such as speeches, rallies, club displays, musical performances, and other
forms of entertainment that will encourage and enhance student participation and interaction. It should be in the mainstream of student activity.
This space currently does not exist on campus.
The renovations plans being considered will not provide this necessary
focal place.
The space required for these activities is not a mall concourse and not
a second floor conversation lounge as proposed by student council. In
their plans the mall concourse is to be left basically as it exists, a particularly large and dead corridor. The conversation lounge is too removed
from the main flow of people.
Neither space proposed for the upper floors of SUB will support the
participation and interaction of students, except in the role as consumers.
I object to this and strongly urge students to reject the proposed renovation scheme for SUB.
Redevelopment of the existing main concourse into a place that will
support student oriented activities is essential. In my opinion the renovation scheme for the upper floors of SUB, were it to go ahead, would
be a misuse of student funds. Mike Sanford
 architecture 1J
Heckler's efforts unappreciated
I truly admire the way you, the
staff of The Ubyssey maintain an
unbiased, nonpartisan stance on
nearly all issues by simply attacking
everyone and everything. Never
before, not even among the Alma
Mater Society executive, have I seen
such a holier than thou attitude.
When I first came to this campus
I did not have to read many issues (I
mean articles) of The Ubyssey to
learn that all information reported
in this rag should be considered
with a very large grain of salt!
But now you have gone too far! I
feel compelled to voice my objections over the unfair way in which
you reported the events of the all
candidates meeting on Monday,
Jan. 26.
I was at that meeting and it was
obvious to me and everyone else in
attendance that Mr. Sachs was
simply grandstanding. It was not
the place for him to make speeches
and display his ignorance of AMS
affairs.
Craig Brooks was being
diplomatic when he refrained
himself to simply stating "Will you
ask a question or shut up." The only questions Mr. Sachs had were a
couple of "Who are yous?"
directed at the AMS executive, yet
he had the nerve to claim the AMS
executive never did anything useful.
A bigger hypocrite I have never
seen. It is obvious that if he had
ever taken the slightest interest in
the AMS he would have known
who he was talking to.
Instead of presenting Mr. Sachs'
rude interruptions as genuine student concern you should have
reported them for what they really
were. Rude interruptions of an all
candidate meeting, hampering the
efforts of those concerned about
the AMS.
(Sign me) the bleeding AMS hack
in your photo Monday.
Dick Bankville
agriculture 2
Bent tyrant's miffed
I found it highly amusing to read
an editorial recently in this paper
which stated, among other things,
that The Ubyssey supported no political point of view, and that politics was "icky."
Forgive me if I've missed something during the last five years that I
have been a student at UBC, but I
Union fuse lit in B. C.
The fuse is lit in B.C. Ten thousand TWUers are occupying every
major B.C. Telephone Co. centre
around the clock after 14 months
without a contract. Municipal
workers, including 11,000 in
Greater Vancouver, are out on
strike facing court-ordered limits on
picketing, as scab trucks crash
through the lines. Hundreds of
Vancouver-area bus drivers struck
on Friday. Firemen, cement workers, Nabob workers, and thousands
of others have hit the bricks, or are
about to. If the cops, courts and
Company try to break the TWU's
occupation, the entire labor movement must respond with a province-
wide general strike to beat back the
employers' attacks.
There will be a rally at SUB Plaza
Tuesday, Feb. 10 at noon to demand "Victory to TWU/CUPE!
Defend the Unions!" Speakers will
include members of CUPE, the
TWU, AUCE, the NDP Women's
Committee and others. Be there!
Miriam McPherson
Trotskyist league club
really can't recall a single occasion
on which your staff has ever supported a political ideology other
than that which would have to be
described as left of centre.
I myself adhere neither to the politics of the left or right. I find people like Dave Barrett shrill and obnoxious, and people like Joe Clark
dull, phoney and obnoxious. I do
not object to anyone holding contrary views in the same way that I
would hope that they would respect
my opinions. However, it bothers
me immensely to be told by a small
group of self-styled journalists who
exist only because of a capitve market which annually pumps tens of
thousands of AMS fee dollars into
the support of their newspaper, that
one point of view is politically correct, and then promptly disclaim
any such political affiliations.
By all means, believe whatever
you like. But please refrain from
spending my money to tell me what
I should believe, and from later telling me that you never tried.
law 1 Brent Tynan Tuesday, February 10,1961
THE    UBYSSEY
Page 5
You gotta have ads
or kiss off $25,000
A position paper from the staff
of The Ubyssey concerning students' money and competing advertising contracts now before the
Alma Mater Society. The following
was written on behalf of the staff by
Verne McDonald.
Advertising makes things happen, the slogan goes.
It's true enough for The Ubyssey.
Assembling and printing 69 issues
of the paper to inform, serve, entertain and cause instinctive revulsion
among UBC's 23,000 students costs
more than $100,000 a year.
Advertising pays for it all. The
subsidy from the Alma Mater Society, this year budgeted at about
$35,000, pays only for a portion of
the AMS publications office which
sells the advertising.
Without advertising, students
would have to pay more than $5
each year to have a newspaper.
With advertising, the cost to each
student drops down to about $1.50.
But the advertising revenue of The
Ubyssey is in danger of being cut
sharply.
The Ubyssey gets its ads from
two sources: local advertisers who
must be approached and dealt with
by the publications office; and national advertisers who place their
ads in the paper through an outside
agency.
Up until now that agency has
been Youthstream Canada Ltd., a
Toronto-based firm. Last year The
Ubyssey received about $25,000
worth of national ads — $25,000
that would otherwise have to come
from the pockets of students in order to produce the paper.
Unfortunately Youthstream,
which was begun as a service to
Canada's student newspapers, is
privately owned. When Youth-
stream's emphasis changed from
serving student newspapers to ensuring expansion of profits, relations between the company and the
newspapers soured.
But you still have to have ads. In
The Ubyssey's case, where advertising is by far the largest part of the
revenue, loss of ad revenue could
mean doubling or tripling the cost
to students in a very short time —
or it could mean cutting the paper
back sharply, an action from
which, according to a former AMS
publications manager, the paper
would never recover.
So it was despite powerful misgivings about Youthstream that The
Ubyssey recommended to student
council last year that another contract be signed with that organization to replace the one that ends this
April. The new contract was a poor
one; it would have tied The Ubyssey
to Youthstream for 10 years and the
rate the paper would be paid by
Youthstream for running national
ads could decline for the first five.
But you gotta have ads.
Council confirmed The Ubyssey's misgivings emphastically.
They turned the new contract down
fiat. Across Canada, dozens of
newspapers representing nearly
200,000 students did the same. With
millions of dollars worth of advertising revenue over the next few
years at stake, student newspapers
nationwide faced a grave crisis.
Negotiations between Youth-
stream and student newspaper representatives continued for a year.
Despite several near-breakthroughs, they ultimately failed. At
no point were student newspapers
convinced they were getting a satisfactory deal from the organization.
But you gotta have ads. Newspapers decided they would get them
themselves.
Canadian University Press, the
national organization of student
newspapers, began making plans to
form a national advertising cooper
ative even while they negotiated
with Youthstream and while many
student newspapers were preparing
either to compete with each other
for advertising or accept massive
revenue losses.
At a conference in Kelowna of
the Western Region of CUP in
August, the national co-operative
idea was presented to representatives of student newspapers from
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta
and B.C. It met with immediate approval. The Ubyssey supported the
concept because it offered the opportunity to recoup some of the
$25,000 loss it faced in 1981-82 and
also, more importantly, because it
put the business of national advertising in the hands of the student
newspapers — the students themselves would be in control.
The proposal gathered enthusiastic support at other regional conferences. "A report from a prestigious
advertising consulting firm said the
idea would not only work, but probably could improve more than a
little on Youthstream's performance. The seemingly huge problem
of financing the new organization's
start-up costs was resolved quicker
than any had expected.
On Jan. 2 the CUP national conference in plenary session officially
decided to form a company — the
original cooperative idea was dropped for legalistic reasons — to be
controlled by student newspapers
for their benefit: CUP Media Services. A happy ending all around,
but it was only the end of part one.
If The Ubyssey, like many other
papers across Canada, was an independent newspaper able to make its
own decisions, the story would be
over. But it is the AMS and not The
Ubyssey which makes the decisions.
Student council must vote to sign
the Media Services contract if The
Ubyssey is to join an organization
the paper itself helped to create.
The Ubyssey was confident when
it presented the Media Services contract to the AMS executive that this
time there would be no grounds for
disagreement. The contract ensured
the paper would continue to get
much needed revenue and keep the
AMS subsidy to a minimum, and
the national advertising organization would be firmly in the control
of students rather than outsiders
who might not have the students'
interests in mind. The initial contract is for two years, with provisions for newspapers to leave at any
time after that should Media Services not work out well.
There seemed little likelihood of
that. Within weeks of being formed, Media Services had attracted
one of Canada's most respected advertising salespeople as executive director and newspapers representing
73,000 students from Burnaby to
Halifax had signed the contract.
The new organization will be
headed by Paul C. Jones, who was
instrumental in the recent turnaround of Maclean's magazine in
its nearly abortive change to a news-
weekly, when advertising initially
plummeted.
But some members of the AMS
executive weren't satisfied.
They had received letters from
Youthstream warning of dire consequences if a contract was signed
with Media Services. Youthstream
claimed it could offer better service
and made outrageous promises of
performance guarantees it is doubtful the company could keep. The
fact that Youthstream had failed to
offer anything worthwhile in three
years of negotiations with newspapers, and the Youthstream contract had been rejected by council
only last year, seemed forgotten.
It might also be pointed out that
Youthstream, despite flying some
publishers' representatives to Toronto last month for a high pressure
sales talk, despite its promises of increased revenues (promises it
couldn't make last year when it represented newspapers totalling 330,-
000 circulation), and despite its supposedly superior experience in selling advertising, Youthstream has
gotten no commitments to its now
phantom network. Instead, a dozen
newspapers, including those at Simon Fraser University, Capilano
College and Douglas College signed
with Media Services well before the
Youthstream contract became
available this week.
Youthstream is a dead issue. Its
present twitchings are the spasms
that precede rigor mortis.
Which leaves Media Services as
the only sure way of getting the
money The Ubyssey needs to publish. But the AMS executive, for
some reason, distrusts the new organization.
The contract includes a simple
clause allowing member newspapers to amend it should they find
that changes are needed to protect
our national advertising market.
The clause is a protection for newspapers, such as The Ubyssey,
against finding themselves in an unprofitable position should conditions in the advertising business
change, as they inevitably do.
To the AMS executive this appears to be some kind of attempt to
wrest control of .the contract from
their capable hands. The source of
this paranoia is unknown.
The national advertising contracts The Ubyssey worked under
for the last eight years or so have all
contained a similar clause and no
-problem has ever originated with it.
And no newspaper, with advertising
revenue so precarious as it is, would
dare think of risking the success of
Media Services by making any unproductive changes in the current
contract.
The professional staff of Media
Services, whose jobs depend on the
success of the organization, would
also be against any such changes
taking place, especially amendments which might alienate and lose
members, particularly influential
ones like the AMS and its newspaper with a circulation of 15,000,
one of the largest among CUP's 62
members.
Yet some AMS executive members persis in perceiving a danger
that simply does not exist. They
complain they won't have a say in
amending the contract and that The
Ubyssey, the newspaper that has to
operate under that contract, will.
How this would lead to The Ubyssey shafting the AMS (and by the
way, slitting its own throat) is unclear.
This very situation, where the executive cries about losing a power it
never had, is proof enough for The
Ubyssey staff that people who
know nothing about journalism,
newspapers or national advertising,
should not be involved in the day-
to-day workings of the newspaper
or the advertising network it belongs to.
At this point we must examine
the ultimate option: not belonging
to either CUP Media Services or
Youthstream — getting the ads ourselves. The problem is that it's
damn near impossible
The publications office has its
hands full trying to get local advertising levels back to normal after
the resignation of seven-year advertising manager Fred Vyse last May.
There have been five different people selling advertising for the AMS
in the past 10 months and the situation will remain unstable for at least
a year to come.
Hiring another salesperson for
national advertising, or setting up
an office in Toronto, where the ads
originate, is prohibitively expensive;
even the highest revenue from national ads The Ubyssey ever received, $26,000 in 1979, couldn't cover
it.
Signing a contract with a private
firm to supply national ads would
do almost as little good as not having any at all. Rather than being a
key market in a package of more
than 330,000 circulation, The Ubyssey would become just a small
newspaper, a small newspaper competing with one, possibly two, national advertising organizations.
What revenues the paper could get
would be further cut by paying
commissions to the private firm.
In addition, the AMS would have
to sign with such a firm by the beginning of March at the latest. This
leaves us no time to research private
advertising firms and the possibility
is very high the AMS could end up
with a raw deal from an opportunistic ad agency.
The only way The Ubyssey can be
assured of a consistent adequate
revenue from national ads is by belonging to a national organization
which can tell advertisers it represents an entire market, which can
divice costs up among many student newspapers and distrioute profits fairly to all, and which is controlled by the newspapers themselves.
Right now there is only one such
organization: CUP Media Services.
The deadline to join Media Services
is March 1. After that date, we are
on our own and the cost to the
AMS — to the students — could be
$15,000 to $25,000. Even if this
doesn't make necessary a complete
cutback in the number of issues
published, it will mean a smaller
Ubyssey, with less room than ever
to serve growing needs on the part
of students and AMS organizations.
The executive's hesitation over
the Media Services contract's amending clause is self-defeating. Should
they fail to sign with Media Services, they will be left with Youth-
stream, which has shown itself to be
inflexible in meeting client's changing needs, or with a private firm,
which would laugh at suggestions
the AMS or The Ubyssey be allowed the power to amend any contract
it made with them.
As the Media Services contract
stands, the AMS could at any time,
through its representative newspaper, suggest amendments to the
national organization membership.
As well, The Ubyssey itself when
clearly faced with new situations,
which the AMS may or may not be
aware of, could attempt to make
changes for the benefit of UBC students without going through the
painfully slow bureaucracy of student government.
It is to that bureaucracy we now
appeal. A decision must be made by
March 1 and student council must
make that decision. At stake is up
to $25,000, money that next yea:
could be coming out of students'
pockets. If The Ubyssey is left ou;
in the cold on national ads, the
eventual cost to students over the
next few years could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, all of
it an unnecessary waste.
We ask students to approach
their representatives on council and
speak to them about this crucial issue. And we ask the members of
student council to consider their decision carefully — but quickly. Page 6
THE   UBYSSEY
Tuesday, February 10,1961
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'Tween classes
TODAY
ISM
Dinner, 6 p.m., Lutheran Campua Cantra.
Dtacuaekm, with BM Horswill, consultant and environmental coordinator for the Nishga council,
speaking about Niahga strategy and our role, 7
p.m., Lutheran Campua Centra.
ASIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Vleione of the naw eociety in the Philippinea; film
and seminar, noon, Library Processing 306.
UBC SAIUNO CLUB
General meeting, noon, SUB 206.
OAY PEOPLE OF UBC
Gay week '81, whh a lesbian/ gay health sciences
presentation on gaya and lesbians as patients,
noon, IRC 5.
CCCM
Eucharist with Rev. George Hermanson, noon,
Lutheran Campus Centre.
SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY
General meeting, noon, SUB 111.
CHARISMATIC CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Informal time of prayer and sharing, noon, SUB
211.
B.C. PIRO ORGANIZING CLUB
Petition drive for referendum to form B.C. PIRG,
all week, everywhere.
UBC SOCIAL CREDIT CLUB
General meeting, new members welcome, noon,
SUB 224.
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
Spaniah conversational evening, 8:30 p.m.. International House 401.
WEDNESDAY
DEPT. OF RELIGION STUDIES
Loppon Lordo Draje Holm, dean, three yana
studies, Vajradhatu, speaks on Warriorahip and
the way of meditation, noon, Buch. 102.
Holm speaks on A movement of buddhism in
America; its history, program and problems, 2:30
p.m., Buch. penthouse.
VARSITY OUTDOOR CLUB
General meeting, slide show, noon, Chem. 260.
QAY PEOPLE OF UBC
Gay week '81, with a gay/lesbian law association
presentation on gay people in the law profession,
noon. Law 168.
INTRAMURALS
Drop-in co-rec inner tube water polo, 7:30 to
9 30 p m   aquatic centre
CCCM
Hors d'oeuvres, punch, stimulating conversation, dinner, and birthday cake for Laurie M.,
5:30 p.m., Lutheran Campua Centre.
AMS FARMWORKERS' SUPPORT GROUP
Public meeting on women and farm work, with
speaker Judy Cavanagh of the Canadian Farmworkers' Union, free admission, noon, SUB 119.
UBC JAPAN CLUB
General meeting, .noon, SUB 206.
HUMAN SETTLEMENTS VIEWING CENTRE
Ascent of man aeries: Starry Messenger, the trial
of Galileo, noon. Library Processing 308.
THURSDAY
CCF
Jonathon Baylis speaks on international studenta, noon, SUB 125.
CARIBBEAN STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION
Organizational meeting, noon. International
House lounge.
QAY PEOPLE OF UBC
Gay week '81, with Canadian films Jill Johnston:
October 1975 and Michael, A Gay Son, noon to 2
p.m., Buch. 202.
HUMAN SETTLEMENTS VIEWING CENTRE
Shock of the New: PBS-TV documentary examines architecture from the Bauhaus, noon.
Library Processing 308.
INTRAMURALS
Organizational meeting for all those going on the
snowshoe and cross-country ski trip scheduled
for Feb. 14, noon. War Memorial gym 211.
Drop-in co-rec volleyball,  7:30 to 9:30 p.m,,
WMG.
EAST INDIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION
General meeting, noon, SUB 119.
LE CLUB FRANCAIS
General meeting, noon, SUB 230.
GRADUATION CLASS COUNCIL '81
Annual general meeting, all graduates please attend, noon, Hebb theatre.
CUS
Green door: an opportunity for students to interact with members of the business community
on an informal basis, students from all faculties
welcome, 1:46 p.m., SUB upper floor.
LEON AND THEA KOERNER FOUNDATION
Charles Ferguson, linguistics dept. of Stanford
University,  speaks on  literacy and  language
awareness noon  Buch  104
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE ORGANIZATION
Public meeting, noon, SUB 117.
FINE ARTS DEPT.
Lecture by Canadian artist Alex Wyse, noon,
Lasserre 102.
DIETETICS
Dietetics 4 presents special luncheon with your
heart in mind. A delicious hearty meal for a good
price. Everyone welcome, 11:30 a.m., SUB
snack bar.
YOUNG ALUMNI CLUB
Valentine's party fw •'* members and those interested, full facilities and entertainment provided, 8 p.m. to midnight, Cecil Green Park.
FRIDAY
ISMAILI STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION
General meeting and last day for a discount on
Valentine's dinner and dance, noon, SUB 119.
TROTSKYIST LEAGUE
Marxist literature and diecussion, 11:30 a.m. to
1:X p.m., SUB main concourse.
GAY PEOPLE OF UBC
Gay week '81, with comic Robin Tyler in concert,
8 p.m., IRC 2.
NDP MP Svend Robinson, parliamentary gay
rights advocate, speaks, noon, SUB 206.
INTRAMURALS
Men's and women's Triumph run {5 km) no registration necessary, noon, Maclnnes field.
LE CLUB FRANCAIS
General meeting, noon. International House
lounge.
CVC
CVC ice skating party, 8:45 to 11 p.m.. Winter
Sports Centre main rink.
SATURDAY
QAY PEOPLE OF UBC
Gay weak '81 Valentine's dance, 9 p.m., grad
student centre.
Workshop whh Robin Tyler, a femlniat and gay
rights leader, 11:30 a.m., SUB 207/208.
INTRAMURALS
Croaa-country and snowshoe trip, $8 for snowshoeing and $10 for skiing, includes transportation and rentals. Manning Park.
FRIENDS OF THE ARMADILLO
Valentine's party, 8 p.m., SUB 207/209.
MONDAY
NDP CLUB
Dave Barrett speaks noon  SUB auditorium
Lumkbag
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You've got a cheese sandwich, a
piece of cake and an apple in your
brown bag today, right? You're all
set for another boring lunch hour.
But, hey, listen, you too can put excitement back into lunchtime. At
noon just show up to the SUB plaza
and get active. The Trotskyist
League is holding a rally in support
of Telecommunications Workers
Union and the Canadian Union of
Public Employees. So here is your
chance to defend the unions and
give yourself a thrill. Who cares
what you eat?
Hot flashes
NfoSga rights
If you go to the Lutheran Campus
Centre tonight expecting Ronald
Reagan you're in for a disappointment.
But if what you're interested in is
aboriginal rights, show up at 7 p.m.
to hear Bill Horswill, consultant and
environmental coordinator for the
Nishga Council, speak about Nishga strategy and our role. The discussion follows a 6 p.m. dinner.
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Thursday, Feb. 12 at 6251 Cecil Green Park.
FuH facilities and entertainment provided.
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Wednesday, 5:X. Many utat to be had so
WOA. Slow downl Special Guest: T.K.
THE GSA is holding its semi-annual
Valentine's Day Party Feb. 13 at 8:00 p.m.
in the Grad Centre. •
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99 — Miscellaneous
THE PLANNING Student's Association
conducted a fee referendum on February 3
and 4, 1981 to re-affirm an annual $10.00
fee levy on all persons enrolled in SCARP.
From an electorate of 93, the referendum
was pasted with S3 assenting votes, 2
dissenting votes and 1 spoilt ballot. Tuesday, February 10,1981
THE   UBYSSEY
Page 7
Matthew makes Mike mad
Most of the letters published in
response to Kurt Preinsperger's article, "What's Wrong With
Women" displayed some attempt at
objectivity despite their critical
nature. Liz Matthew's letter, "Who
are your friends, Kurt?" in the Jan.
27 Ubyssey did not.
Ms. Matthew repeatedly took
quotations from Preinsperger's article out of context and made it
pretty damn obvious in her clumsy
attempts at sarcasm. She bitingly
suggested that all of Mr.
Preinsperger's female friends, are
prostitutes and perhaps he is incapable of normal relationships.
Preinsperger's article shows no
indication that he thinks all women
are "gorgeous vixens with hearts of
ice." Those are Matthews words.
I would have used the word
"homely" to describe the girls
Preinsperger refers to as
"unpretty", but at least
"unpretty" shows a little more feeling and tactful sensitivity than the
blunt adjective "ugly" that Matthews came up with.
Matthew's letter does make one
thing clear: some people aie prejudiced against shy men and
women. Her statement that most
women she knows like shy men and
her indignant defense of shy women
come across as hypocritical in light
of the rest of her letter.
So   far,   all   the   critiques   of
Preinsperger's article have come
from people whom I assume to be
reasonably outgoing. Some of them
seem to be willing to try to see a shy
person's point of view. Others, like
Matthew, are clearly unable to do
so. They're too wrapped up int their
own egos, their own movements,
their own cliques, and can't tolerate
other people's ideas. That's prejudice, pure and simple, and it
stinks.
Michael Willard
science 4
Sexists desperate
The only thing that can be said
about Martin Adler's defence of
"nature" (Ubyssey, Feb. 6) is that
it truly represents the average male
desperately clinging to his imagined
supremacy. His criticism of the opponents of the Lady Godiva ride are
not only contrived out of fear of
blame, but they show no understanding at all of what sexism is.
Sexual harassment as he sees it is"a
term applicable to everything from
an admiring look to rape." It
should be pointed out to Adler that
there are many men that feel women should desire and appreciate
both.
To suggest that "women stop
selling their bodies" to pornogra
phic magazines to curb their sales
makes it clear he has no analysis of
the economic oppression that women face. The complaint that he
cannot go to the Pit on ladies' night
I will not even comment on because
it is just so obvious.
It is amazing how many men
squirm the minute any amount of
their privilege is questioned. Perhaps enjoying "nature as it's best"
means turning a blind eye to the realities women must face every day
of their lives, and if the Martin Ad-
lers have their way, will have to
continue to face.
David MacLean
arts 1
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Tuesday, February 10,19B1
Birdmen struggling (SPORTS
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By SCOTT McDONALD
UBC basketball coach Peter Mullins said if his team is to have any
chance of winning it must shoot
better than 45 per cent. The results
of the UBC-University of Victoria
Vikings games from this previous
weekend at War Memorial Gym
support Mullin's theory.
Friday night the 'Birdmen shot 54
per cent to defeat a timid UVic team
72-54. On Saturday UBC dropped
to 43 per cent and lost 62-54.
The Friday contest was also the
first time the two teams had met
since Nov. 29 when 'Bird guard
Kim O'Leary collided with UVic
centre Gerald Kazanowski. O'Leary
suffered a broken cheekbone which
required surgery to repair. UBC
claimed the injury was caused deliberately but a subsequent inquiry by
the Canada West Athletic Association ruled otherwise.
Whether this affected UVic's
play on Friday night is unknown.
'Birds lose a pair,
and playoff hopes
By KENT WESTERBERG
The University of Alberta Golden
Bears, last year's national hockey
champions, narrowly defeated the
Thunderbirds last weekend in two
games at the Thunderbird Winter
Sports Complex.
The Bears downed the 'Birds 5-3
on Friday evening and on Saturday
afternoon outlasted the UBC team
in overtime, winning 7-5.
According to UBC coach Bert
Halliwell, "the team outplayed Alberta and they could have won either game." He said the team played extremely well on the weekend
and that he was quite pleased, even
though UBC lost both games.
Saturday night the 'Birds' comeback was thwarted when Brad
Schneider's backhand in the overtime period eluded UBC goalie
Brent Stuart. Garnet Brimacombe
added to the Bears' win with an
empty net goal with just seconds remaining.
The 'Birds were behind 4-2 heading into the third period but came
back with three quick goals and
were in a position to win as the pe-
'Bird
droppings
In a dual meet at Simon Fraser
University this weekend UBC swimmers were "blown out of the pool"
by a strong SFU team, according to
coach Jack Kelso.
The women did not fare too badly, coming out on the short end of a
73-58 score. Captain Janice Blocka
was credited with UBC's two first
place finishes, in the 50-metre freestyle and the 100-metre breast-
stroke. Blocka now qualifies for six
events nationally.
Meanwhile UBC's male contingent managed only one first place
finish, by Shaune Stoddard in the
200-metre breaststroke. The end result was a 29-84 loss, an improvement of nine points over the last
time the two teams tangled.
*     »     *
The results from the third Canada West women's basketball tournament played this weekend in Victoria are the same as the results
from the second tournament which
are the same as the results from the
first tournament.
The Thunderettes came back
from each of these tournaments
with a 4-1 record and second place.
At each tournament the loss has
come at the hands of the University
of Saskatchewan.
UBC defeated Lethbridge 3-1,
UVic 3-0, Alberta 3-0, and Calgary
3-0. In the match with Saskatchewan, UBC won the first game and
then lost three very close games.
The top two teams after the tournament in Edmonton will play off,
with tiie winner going to the nationals in Victoria March 6.
The UBC men had a rough tournament and placed last in the six-
team affair.
riod came to a close. But Alberta's
Terry Lescisin scored in the final
minutes to send the game into overtime.
The 'Birds had many opportunities to score in the overtime period
but Alberta goalie Terry Clark stopped everything the UBC team could
throw at him.
All year long the 'Birds have been
troubled with injuries and bad luck.
This weekend was no exception- as
the 'Birds lost Hugh Cameron for
the rest of the season with a separated shoulder and Drew Hunt was out
with the flu.
Jim McLaughlin was the top
point getter for the 'Birds on the
weekend with 7.
The two victories were important
ones for Alberta as they moved to a
record of 10 and nine in Canada
West play, and the wins could add
to the Bears' confidence when they
attend the World Student Games
two weeks from now in Spain.
but the Vikings did play with a substandard effort. They wilted under
the pressure of UBC's defence and
shot a pathetic 34 per cent from the
floor.
Bob Forsyth was the top scorer
with 24 points while Eli Pasquale
led UVic with 16.
On Saturday both Kazanowski
and UVic's defence came to life.
UBC shooters seemed to be off
guard all game and the UVic re-
bounders kept them from getting
any second chances.
Mullins said even though UBC
could not cope with Kazanowski inside they still had chances to win.
The 'Birds were within two points
with 90 seconds to go but UVic
tightened up and scored the game's
last six points.
UBC has now finished their
league play against the Vikings.
Their performance (two wins, two
losses) against the defending national champions has been much
better than their overall league play
which has left them 6-8.
While the 'Birds are not yet
mathematically eliminated from the
playoffs it is unlikely they will be
able to overtake UVic or Saskatchewan, both 10-4, for one of the two
playoff spots.
The Thunderettes, on the other
hand, have no chance at making the
playoffs. They continued their season-long form and dropped two
games to the UVic women this
weekend.
On Friday night UBC lost by 44
points, 80-36, and on Saturday
playing with a little more intensity
they closed the gap to 40 points, going down 73-33. They now sport a
0-16 record.
Both teams are at home next
weekend to play against the University of Calgary.
—arnold hadatrom photo
GOING FOR THE NET is what the game's about and ifs what the UBC
Thunderbirds have to do with more consistency, according to coach Peter
Mullins. 'Birds won 72-54 Friday with 54 per cent average from the floor,
then dropped Saturday's game to UVic 62-54 with 43 per cent average.
UBC athletes honored at sports banquet
By JO-ANNE FALKINER
After the 15th annual B.C. athletic awards banquet held at the Hyatt Regency on Saturday night, Patti Sakai added another title to her
growing collection of awards. Sakaki, a member of the Thunderette
gymnastics team was named university athlete of the year for 1980.
.Sakaki was UBC's 1980 athlete of
the year and is currently Canada's
collegiate national champion gymnast. She also holds top honors in
the Canada West conference.
In 1980 Sakaki won five all-round
championships for UBC in national
and international competition.
Other finalists in the university
athlete category were Dana Sinclair,
star forward of UBC's Canadian
champion field hockey team, and
Simon Fraser University's phenom
enal basketballer, Tracey Huclack.
UBC's Rick Hansen of rickathon
fame was named B.C.'s physically
disabled athlete for 1980. Highlights of Hansen's year include setting a world record for the 800
metre race, four gold medals at the
B.C. track and field meet for the
physically disabled, and placing
first in the Orange Bowl marathon
with a time of 2.09.01, nine minutes
ahead of the first able-bodied competitor.
Hansen was unable to attend the
awards banquet as he is on tour in
California with the Vancouver
Cablecars basketball team. He was
presented with the 1979 physically
disabled athlete award.
Burnaby's high jumper Debbie
Brill won B.C.'s top senior athlete
and overall athlete of the year for
1980. This was a repeat of her 1977
sweep in both categories.
Others honored include equestrian Laura Tidball, top junior athlete; Killarney Secondary basketball
player Cheryl Kelsey, top high
school athlete; marathoner Sverre
Hietanen, master athlete; and the
University of Victoria Vikettes basketball team, team of the year.
Sport B.C. presented the Daryl
Thompson Award to Terry Fox for
his "outstanding contribution to
sport in the province."
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