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Array THE
Vol. LXIII. No. 47
Vancouver. B.C. Friday. January 3D. 1981
228-2301
de %ncouper Sun
the
province
The Third Daily
?
. . . A Southam Is Born
By GEOF WHEELWRIGHT
Southam Inc.'s two daily Vancouver newspapers are "just a little bit
pregnant" with an idea that could see
the company give birth to a third daily newspaper in the city by early summer.
Although Southam's representative in charge of the third daily paper scheme will not admit it, it
seems the Eastern newspaper giant
is more than a little impressed with
the success of morning tabloid-style
papers in Toronto and Edmonton.
But Gerry Haslam did say in an interview yesterday that he is proceeding with plans to have 500 copies of
a prototype Southam Vancouver
daily morning tabloid printed by
the end of February.
The prototype will be distributed
"for market research purposes."
Haslam was not specific about the
prototype's content and general
format, saying only it was determined "by the company's first wave of
market research."
It is ironic plans for the prototype
of a third Southam daily in Vancouver came to light during the local
Kent commission hearings on newspaper concentration in Canada. If
plans for the third paper go ahead
Southam will have monopoly control of three daily papers in the city.
And that fact does not sit too well
with members of the Vancouver-
New Westminster Newspaper
Guild. A spokesperson for the guild
told the commission last week it
would view suspiciously any attempts by the company to set up a
third paper." It raises a lot of questions," said Jan O'Brien. "We
wonder whether they would continue to publish the other two
dailies."
Haslam says the third newspaper
would not jeopardize either of the
two current publications and
would, in fact, guarantee job security to the employees of Pacific
Press, the subsidiary that publishes
The Vancouver Sun and The Province.
But O'Brien disagrees. "Obviously it does. But Southam should
be obliged to operate the two papers
it has and guarantee job security
that way," she said. "Southam already has two newspapers and
we're asking if it's in the public interest for them to operate a third
paper,"
But Vancouver Sun publisher
Clark Davey says he sees the third
paper as simply an extension of
Southam's services to the public
and denies that it has anything to do
with job security for existing employees. A third publication produced out of this building would
fall to the unions already certified
for this building," he explained.
One sore point for both Davey
and Haslam is the issue of cooperation with the existing dailies in the
planning for the third paper. Davey
says there is no coordinated planning "in the formal sense," and
Haslam says it is "hard to avoid"
not talking to executives at both the
Sun and Province because he is currently working at an office in the
Pacific Press building.
"Yes, conversation with people
in the existing dailies happens, but
it's not — you do this and I'll do
that," says Haslam. "My study is
mindful of the other two papers,
but they are not superimposed on
it."
Haslam denies there was any
question of collusion between himself and the two other newspapers'
executives in order to ensure that
the papers did not have to compete
with one another.
And Davey says he is quite sure
the new paper would have editorial
independence from the existing two
dailies and from Southam. "We
haven't had any problem establishing our independence with South-
am, Thomson or FP."
Davey denies that the new paper
would be entirely born of an interest by Southam to extend its control of the daily newspaper marketplace. "A small independent publication would be much more a
creature of the market," he added.
The Sun publisher also says he
did not know whether the new paper would further chop up the resources of Southam News Services
Inc. News services from the company are currently divided among
the Sun and the Province and Davey suggests that the new publication might leave it that way.
"It may not want the kind of resources represented by Southam
News Services."
Despite the fact that executives at
Turn to page 2 c
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Birdwatch
j
Thunderbird hockey highlights
the home action for UBC athletic
teams this weekend.
The hockey 'Birds take on the
University of Calgary Dinosaurs
tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m., at
the Thunderbird Winter Sports
Centre. The last time these two
teams met, the Dinosaurs took both
games in overtime. UBC holds
down last place in the Canada West
Athletic Association while Calgary
is in first place.
* •       *
The rugby team hosts James Bay
Athletic Association Saturday at
Thunderbird Stadium. The game
will provide the 'Birds with an excellent opportunity to increase their
stature in the rugby community
because James Bay has been the
best rugby side in Canada for the
past five years. Kick-off is at 2:30
p.m.
• *       *
The hockey 'Birds are not the only ones to host the University of
Calgary this weekend. The
women's and men's swimming and
diving teams compete against the
Dinosaurs in a meet at the Aquatic
Centre starting at 2 p.m. Saturday.
One member of the Calgary team is
Graham Smith, internationally ranked Canadian national swim team
members.
• *       *
In the only other home action this
weekend, the men's gymnastics
team competes against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies gymnastics club at the Osborne Centre.
Time and date unavailable.
* «       •
The men's and women's
volleyball teams travel to Victoria
this weekend to take part in the
University of Victoria's invitational
tournament. This is an off-weekend
before the teams resume Canada
West action.
The UBC women are ranked third
in Canada.
a * «
Also on the road are the men's
and   women's     basketball   teams
Daily
From page 1
Pacific Press have a pretty good
idea of what they want in a third
paper, Haslam claims the company
will not make a decision on whether
or not to publish until early summer. As to whether the company is
afraid a group such as The Toronto
Sun will move into town before
them, Haslam would only say that
"it's a strategic and corporate question that's not part of my
mandate."
O'Brien has suggested that the
real reason behind the third newspaper is to have an excuse to dump
the Province — which Southam
claims has been losing money for
years.
"The third paper would speed up
the merger of the Sun and the Province, leading to fewer jobs and a
lower class of journalism in Canada's third largest city," O'Brien
told the Kent commission. "The second shoe has not dropped yet, but
Southam may well be easing it off."
But Haslam denies any such
plans. "Jan is entitled to her
views," he says. "But any assumption about the end result of the decision-making is just that — an assumption."
It's hard to say whether a Sou-
tham-run third daily paper in Vancouver would firstly be permitted
by a government that launched a
newspaper inquiry after Southam
gained control of only two existing
dailies and secondly whether it
would survive.
If history repeats itself the life of
The Vancouver Courier Times-Advertiser Star — or whatever other
name Southam might choose —
could be very short.
who travel to Edmonton for two
games each against the University
of Alberta Golden Bears.
The men, who have a 4-6 record,
must win both games to retain any
chance of making the playoffs. The
women are only 24 points out of
first and hope to make up some
ground by picking up their first win
of the season.
* • a
In other away action, the
Thunderbirds wrestling team is in
Kelowna while the women's gymnastic team goes against Seattle
University in Washington.
LATE PAYMENT
OF FEES
A late payment fee of $35.00 additional to all other fees will be
assessed if payment of the second installment is not made on
or before January 16. Refund of this fee will be considered
only on the basis of a medical certificate covering illness or on
evidence of domestic affliction. If fees are not paid in full by
January 30, 1981, registration will be cancelled and the student concerned excluded from classes.
If a student whose registration has been cancelled for nonpayment of fees applies for reinstatement and the application
is approved by the Registrar, the student will be required to
pay a reinstatement fee of $35.00, the late fee of $35.00, and
all other outstanding fees before being permitted to resume
classes or re-register in a subsequent session.
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VOTE
A.M.S. Executive Elections Jan. 29,30
Candidates for President:    Marlea Haugen
Kevin Twa
Candidates for
Vice-President:
Candidates for Director
of Finance:
Candidates for Director
of Administration:
Candidates for External
Affairs Officer:
Charles Menzies
Peter Mitchell
Jane Loftus
Charles Menzies
Rob Swiniarski
Alexander Fedyk
Stephen Henderson
Bill Maslechko
Kevin Twa
Chris Fulker
James Hollis
Kevin Twa
Poll hours 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jan. 29, 30, 1981. Polls
located at War Memorial Gym, Sedgewick Library,
Angus, MacMillan, Woodward Library, Buchanan,
Computer Science, Civil-Mechanical Engineering, Law,
Scarfe, and the Student Union Building.
Polling hours subject to the availability of polling clerks.
BUS PASSES AND PICTURES
Pictures will be required with bus passes
as of February 7, 1981
To get picture, purchase "Data Card" at A.M.S. Ticket Centre and present at G.V.R.D
Farecard Booth, Main Floor, S.U.B.
February Bus Passes, Datacards and pictures will be available
until Friday, Feb. 6, 1981 including Saturday, Jan. 31, 1981.
BUS PASS $22.00
PICTURE DATA CARD   $2.00 (once only)
Required:
Validated A.M. S. Card and cash or certified cheque.
Page 2
THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, January 30,1981 Reid Fleming
no
milquetoast
city
By STEVE McCLURE
Do you hate your milkman?
Have you ever wanted to run him over with
his own milk truck?
Or are you a milkman?
If you are, then you've got stiff competition, because you're up against Reid Fleming, world's toughest milkman.
Readers of the now-departed Georgia
Straight will no doubt remember the strange
adventures of that most unorthodox of milkmen, Reid Fleming. In the dying days of the
Straight his comic antics provided one of the
few bright spots in the legendary underground paper.
Fleming drank on the job, swore at his customers, told his boss to fuck off, took time
off work to sit at home and smoke dope,
and generally behaved in the most obnoxious
manner possible. Certainly not your average
milkman.
Fleming's creator, David Bos well, has now
published a 32-page collected edition of Reid
Fleming. The collection is revised, updated
and is another in a long line of underground
comic art from Vancouver.
Boswell is the opposite of his unruly creation. The soft spoken Ontarian says he is
pleased with the response Reid Fleming has
received.
WITH CAPTAIN COFFEE . . . boredom.
"Fifteen hundred have been sold so far,"
says Boswell. "It's been out for three months
now and it's been selling fairly steadily."
What got a normal person like Boswell into
the sick, degenerate world of underground
comics?
"I worked in a number of small companies
after college. For example, I worked as a
cable installer for a while. This is my kind of
backhanded tribute to these jobs."
"I never wanted to identify with people
like those in my comic strips. They are humorous yet potentially dangerous because
they're mean and frustrated and they hate
their job. Basically Reid is a pretty despicable
guy."
Frustration is one thing that comes out
clearly in Reid Fleming's character. He is
constantly at odds with his crew-cut supervisor, Mr. Crabbe, and always finds a way to
make him look stupid. Another character in
the bizarre world that Fleming lives in is the
totally burned-out Lowell Cooper, or Captain Coffee, another milkman at Milk, Inc.
"Captain Coffee is a real person," says
Boswell. "Lowell Cooper is his real name, he
still has a Beatle haircut and he's 40 years
old. He's been working for the same company for 25 years and he's a zombie, he just
kind of gets in people's hair."
Boswell was working as a darkroom assistant in Toronto before he plunged into the arcane world of comic books. "I hated it,"
says Boswell of his darkroom days, "but I
was encouraged by people to draw."
He started out in 1977 by drawing Heartbreak Comics featuring Laszlo, a kind of underground failed Valentino who lusted after
Constance, his femme fataie. Boswell mailed
the strip to the Straight and soon was getting
$20 a page.
Laszlo was well received and when promised $100 a week Boswell decided to come to
Vancouver. But when he arrived three weeks
later he found the Straight's business manager had just left town.
"He left Vancouver the same day I arrived
so I was an unknown quantity to the
Straight. I had been promised $100 a week
and the guy who had promised it had left. He
was at the end of his tether and I was at the
beginning of mine."
All was not well at the Straight.
"I was met at the airport by Bob Mercer
(then the Straight's editor); his wife, and
Doug Bennett, who was working on the paper at the time. We went to the bar and they
told me how awful things were at the paper."
"None of them had been paid for weeks.
Those were the dark days of the paper. But
Bob gave me a raise and I started to do It's
News To Me by Bud Lanson, which was a
column of general weirdness."
But the Straight was notorious for giving
its employees a raw deal.
"There was a change in the politics there
and basically Mercer and I and some others
were given the shaft after having worked
there for two years," says Boswell. "Now
I'm freelancing as a commercial artist and illustrator as well as working on the next edition of Heartbreak Comics."
Boswell says his training in film is useful
when drawing a strip. One can see how he
treats each panel like a film frame, the action
flowing neatly from one panel to the next.
Boswell says that his advice to young artists is to "deliver pizzas, just in case — get an
experience of a real trade. But I don't know
where you'd go to get stuff of this nature *
published now the Straight has folded. I just
sent stuff all over the place."
And as a special note to comic fans: there's
a new Harold Hedd in the works. Hedd's-
epic adventures are classic Vancouver hippie
lore and this time will be printed in color in •
Germany where "comics are big," according.
to Boswell, who's been working with Hedd's
creator, Rand Holmes.
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BOSWELL . . . strange dreams of milk.
Friday, January 30,1981
THE    UBYSSEY
Page 3 MEDIA:
Monopolization focused on Cable 10
By CHARLES CAMPBELL
The problems that come from
media monopolization are appearing in the television industry as well
as in the newspaper business. Right
now the problem has found its
focus with Cable 10.
Premier Communications, the
company that provides you with
cablevision, is obliged to give their
subscribers community oriented
programming on channel 10. But
like paying taxes, it is something
these companies do only because
they have to, and like taxes if they
can get away without paying, they
will.
You can watch the problem any
night of the week on any cable-served TV. It's not that community programming need be inherently boring, it's just that Cable 10 employees have to use equipment that
doesn't work, and are helped by
volunteers that don't know how to
work it. There is a great deal of potential in community programming
that has not been exploited.
When Premier and Cable 10 were
taken over by Canadian Cablesys-
tems last year the Canadian Radio
and Telecommunications Commission allowed it because the eastern
giant promised significant expansion of community television services on Cable 10. But it appears
that Canadian Cablesystems may
partially fulfill that commitment by
withdrawing other community services that already exist.
At present Canadian Cablesystems operates five neighborhood
programming offices and a central
studio in the greater Vancouver
area. They promised to increase the
staff at the Richmond and Burnaby
neighborhoods by seven and eight
respectively.
But Vancouver East programming director Rob Carver says,
"the future of the Vancouver neig-
borhood centres is up in the air."
He says that the new staff for Richmond and Burnaby may come in
part from the closure of the three
centres.
You can
watch the
problem
any night
of the week
While some Cable 10 employees
believed that Premier was committed to maintain the three Vancouver
offices, Carver said this is not so.
"There won't be 15 new employees
at Cable 10. One salaried position
from the central studio has already
been allocated to Richmond. But
there will be some new positions.
"It's very important that there be
neighborhood programming offices
even if they're just offices in a community centre. The number of centres should be increased. Community access would be impossible if
there is only one central office. The
rationale they'll use is that one
PFLUG
routine images combining order and telling humanism.
^MmmWmWk   '
building will serve everybody better. But that's not true. . ." Carver
said he will fight any attempt to
eliminate the neighborhood offices.
Sandra Buschau, the Premier
public relations director, said that
they made no commitment not to
close the three Vancouver neighborhoods. When asked if they intended
to close the Vancouver offices she
said that "they had not discussed it
specifically."
Martin Truax, Cable 10 general
manager, says suggestions the Vancouver offices might be closed were
completely unfounded. "We worked very closely with Canadian
Cablesystems before they made
their application to purchase Premier. They have the best intentions."
Canadian Cablesystems also promised studio facilities to the Richmond and Burnaby centres. They
are scheduled for completion in
August and December respectively
and will be outfitted using outdated
equipment from the main studio on
a temporary basis.
Asked about the quality of the
equipment the new studios will receive, Buschau says, "the nature of
the equipment for the mini studios
will naturally be limited by the
number of square feet in the buildings we have rented."
Truax says nobody knows what
kind of equipment the Richmond
and Burnaby neighborhoods will
get. "The only thing that we've decided upon are the budgets."
As for the continuing issue of
monopolization, Truax says the
CRTC is not concerned about the
adverse effects of ownership of
MEDIA
monopolization right on your TV set.
B.C. cablesystems  by an eastern
company.
You can expect that no matter
what Canadian Cablesystems' long-
range plans are for the Vancouver
neighborhood   programming   cen
tres, no real cause for concern will
be created until after this year's
CRTC hearings. That's when Canadian Cablesystems is expected to
apply to purchase the other major
B.C. cable company, Cablewest.
Canadian realism
HOUND   IN   FIELD
crafted paintings."
Alex  Colville, "hypnotic  and superbly
By JULIE WHEELWRIGHT
A young woman stands, looking
into a steamy popcorn maker, its inner light illuminating her face. Her
beige coat falls in soft folds around
her lithe body; her hair is captured
in an awkward knot by a bright red
ribbon.
Photography is one method of
capturing the visual detail of our
daily existence and transforming it
into the incredible. High realism is
another, and superior art form.
Paul Duval has recently published a book with a collection of reproductions that examines the history and 13 representative contemporary Canadian realists. The text is
readable, the information is interesting and the pictures are clearly,
beautifully reproduced.
High Realism in Canada
by Paul Duval
Published by Clarke, Irwin
and Company Ltd.
$19.95	
High realism is defined by Duval
as a special kind of pictorial art
which is characterized by objectivity of vision, sharpness of definition, precision of technique, accuracy of detail.
But Duval asserts that realism is
more than just the photographic
capturing of images. High realists
use nature as the starting point and
bring their own highly personalized
visions into their art.
One such example is Eric Freifeld
who paints the old houses and
streets of his boyhood Edmonton
whether he is in Vancouver, Cannes, London, New York or Toronto. Freifeld uses objects to express spaces people share, abuse or
love.
In one of his well-known paintings, Roses are Red, Freifeld de
picts the inside of a decaying farmhouse. "It speaks of the lives of
people who lived there and all the
associations of those lives," he
says.
Another well-known Canadian
high realist is Alex Colville who has
won international acclaim for his
work. Colville's acrylic paintings
express a loneliness and a sense of
alienation.
One of his most striking works is
January. A hooded man seen from
the shoulders up, stands against a
snow-stark landscape. A woman,
with her head turned, looks out
across the empty, white fields.
There is something haunting
about Colville's ordinary images
that mere detail does not capture.
The figures appear in suspended animation, almost frozen and yet they
are not stiff and cold.
Duval, unlike many collectors,
does not completely overlook the
works of Canada's female artists.
Christiane Pflug, whom Duval calls
"the most isolated and singular,"
of this country's realists, is included.
Pflug often painted a world we
all know; childhood. A small
blonde doll with a necklace of
bright wooden beads sits in a black
wicker chair, gazing blankly; a
young girl sits with her back to a
bright kitchen and stark, grey metropolis; these were all part of
Pflug's world.
Though she died at a young age,
Pflug made a significant contribution to her art form. "Rarely has a
Canadian artist taken such routine
material and created from it such
compositions combining order and
telling humanism," says Duval.
But unfortunately she and Charlotte Schreiber are the only women
artists mentioned in Duval's books
although many women appear as
subjects.
JANUARY . . . displays Alex Colville's haunting quality.
Page 4
THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, January 30,1981 Modernettes
break up:
saying
goodbye
without
losing
the beat
helen yagi photos
JOHN ARMSTRONG . . . already with another band.
MARY JO KOPECHNE . . . "we're going with our hearts.
By VERNE McDONALD
"This is strictly confidential,
This is just between you and me.
This is strictly confidential,
Don't tell 'em we're going to
leave. . ."
—John Armstrong
The great Rock'n'Roll Revival.
You used to hear it on the radio
whenever they were about to play
Chuck Berry or Eddie Cochran instead of some bullshit from the
latest soft rock/disco/-
new wave factory. Every once in a
while two or more hack bands
would do covers of classics at the
same time and it was another
'rock'n'roll revival' for up to a
few faddish months.
There have only been two revivals of rock and roll. The first
can be dated from the release of
Please, Please Me by the Beatles,
the other I place at the beginning
of the Rock Against Radiation
concert at Vanier Park in Vancouver September, 1979.
That was when the K-Tels were
the first to get on stage after three
hours of delays caused by police
while thousands stood ankle-deep
in mud, and, without a word of
introduction, while the ubiquitous
drizzle began again, caught every
cold, tired, wet person's attention.
"Let's go to fuckin'
HAWAII."
Now that tune is almost universally known in Vancouver.
Now the K-Tels are called the
Young Canadians, or, rather,
were called the Young Canadians
because they've broken up.
The Modernettes were there
that day and at the time were barely a band. Now the Modernettes
aren't a band because they've
broken up too.
Beginning of story. End of
story.
But in between. . .
My first glimpse of the Modernettes was in a warehouse somewhere near Main Street. John
Armstrong, power guitarist, and
John MacAdams, manic drummer, were trying out a bassist.
They were noisy, very noisy. The
bassist was lost. I ended up paying
for the beer and arriving late for
an   appointment   the   next   day.
For a long time all I heard of
the Modernettes was a friend calling to the drummer at parties,
"Hey, you still making noise with
those people?" Eventually Mac-
Adams, already labelled 'Jughead' by punks, procured a place
in a house and practise began in
earnest.
They were noisy, very noisy.
Visiting meant turning the
stereo up loud enough to drive pedestrians to the other side of the
street. There was no way the howl
from the speakers in the heavily
sandbagged basement could be
listened to.
The first gigs, at the Smilin'
Buddha or some east end hall,
drew mixed reactions from serious
listeners. Mary Jo Kopechne was
still finding her way into the complex windmill style of Armstrong,
by now called Buck Cheirry, and
the trick of mixing a sound system
was still a murky secret.
It took six months, an amazingly short time for a band trying to
present its own material, for opinions to change.
It was an unusual opportunity
to watch a band evolve close up.
They went through the problems
of lacking tightness and consistency, finding effective arrangements for original songs, and facing audiences confidently.
Meantime, Vancouver was
undergoing a minor renaissance of
locally produced music Bands
thai were at the Rock Against Radiation concert, DOA, the Subhumans and the Young Canadians, were recording. New venues
for the new music were opening
continually. The Vancouver Complication anthology, on which two
of the Modernettes are heard as
members of other bands, was selling out printing after printing.
The Pointed Sticks went to
England to make an album for
Stiff Records. Things were looking up. The Modernettes produced an EP of their own in Vancouver.
They played bars in California
and Alberta where the people
didn't care for bands that played
their own music. Their deitno tapes
attracted interest, but no contracts.
The Pointed Sticks returned to
Vancouver, their Stiff Records
deal gone sour. Here, the Subhumans and the Young Canadians
were discovering that EP sales of
5,(XX) or more still meant being in
debt to the studio.
Ihe Modernettes* EP did well.
Where other bands had difficulty
transferring the power of live performance to tape, the Modernettes adapted superbly.
I was skeptical when I was first
exposed to Teen City despite the
fact I'd seen the Modernettes perform well at UBC. After a few
hearings, I told a friend I'd heard
the best rock'n'roll record released since Elvis Costello's My Aim
Is True.
He was skeptical too. But a
month later he bought the Teen
City EP. He allowed that my
judgment could be close.
In November the band began to
have problems. The bar circuit
was closed to them and other
bands because of the audiences
they attracted and the Smilin'
Buddha-East End hall circuit was
becoming a dead end, with more
new bands vying for the attention
of a diminishing audience along
with established groups.
A member of another band told
me afterwards the Modernettes
had failed to stay together well
enough to grow. "They weren't
doing anything. They'd made
their record and everyone had
heard it. When they played, you
heard it again. They weren't getting together to practise new
songs, sometimes they didn't
practise at all."
MacAdams: "We were stagnating."
Mary: "We went with our
hearts."
Armstrong: "This is our last
set. This is dedicated to . . .all the
people who came in on guest
passes and even when it cost us
three bucks each, we didn't
mind."
They played Gary Taylor's
Rock Room and it was a family
affair. They played well. Mary
parodying a rock star's strutting
with humorous elegance. MacAdams attacking the drums with
demonic merriment and viciousness, Armstrong displaying the art
of throwing off casual windmill
chords and looking like he's destroying the guitar while he carefully controls it, then breaking into clean solos that remind you of
George Harrison if he'd become
Chet Atkins on some amphetamine-inspired evening.
Art Bergman, the intense lead
guitarist and vocalist who once
was the nucleus of the K-Tels/-
Young Canadians joined them on
stage, the only person in Vancouver who could drive a guitar as
hard as Armstrong or harder.
It was 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
"Nothing to do in this fuckin'
town
Just drink 'n 'drink and then fall
down
Girls are ugly and it always rains
No matter what happens, the kids
are blamed.
Soon I'm gonna be
With a million just like me
Teen city: It's the only place to be
Ten thousand teens can 7 be
wrong. . ."
JOHN MacADAMS
'we were stagnating.
Friday, January 30,1981
THE    UBYSSEY
Page 5 Twisted lives and ugl
By ERIC EGGERTSON
W. D. Valgardson writes about
the sad, sometimes twisted lives of a
very small section of Canadian
society. He describes how people of
Manitoba's interlake region struggle with and against each other to
scratch out an existence.
Gentle Sinners
By W.D. Valgardson
Oberon, $7.95
The land is unforgiving, the people more so. In Gentle Sinners
Valgardson departs from his proven
success in short stories to the novel
form. And he does a good job of it.
The story is simple; Valgardson's
style is spare, almost slick. A boy,
Eric, runs away from fundamentalist missionary parents and arrives
at the door of his uncle Sigfus'
shack. Though neither is talkative,
their indirect communication leads
to close friendship.
Eric falls in love with Melissa, but
her guardians, two power-hungry
monopolists, thwart him. In his despair he finds his uncle's respect.
The novel moves slowly, with an
evenness that captures the mood of
life in this, one of the country's
most depressed regions. Eric is
never free to do what he wants.
Society presses in on him and
demands that he conform.
Loulou gives blues
By SHAFFIN SHARIFF
Loulou is a quiet, low-key film
about a married woman who falls in
love with a carefree, unemployed
ex-convict. But because they express their love in deliberately deadpan tones, whatever tension their
affair might have generated is quietly deflated, and the film becomes an
annoying flat tire.
Loulou
Starring Isabelle Huppert and
Gerard Depardieu
Opening today at the Bay
Gerard Depardieu is the title
character, Loulou, a handsome
small-time criminal and womanizer
who is attracted to Nelly (Isabelle),
a distraught young woman who is
fed up with her husband's jealous
and violent outbursts.
Loulou and Nelly meet in a
crowded night club and spend the
night together after her husband
Andre (Guy Marchand) assaults her
physically. The next morning, Andre throws her out of their apartment and she goes to live with
Loulou in a hotel room.
Nelly continues to work for her
husband's small advertising agency,
supporting herself and Loulou on
her salary. When Andre asks her
about the arrangement, she cooly
replies, "I've got a job, he hasn't.
I'm the one who pays and that's as
it should be ... I prefer a loafer
who fucks me to a rich guy who
bugs me."
As the film progresses and Andre
begins to disappear from Loulou
and Nelly's lives, it slowly breaks
apart. Some conflict is still present,
but it's so understated and prolonged the audience becomes bored with
the characters.
The potential conflict between
Nelly's middle-class values and
Loulou's carefree attitude is quickly
diffused. The characters keep to
themselves and reveal little about
their personalities to us.
Loulou and Andre are stock
characters. Our initial impressions
of them change little during the
film. Loulou remains a carefree
soul and Andre a selfish lout. Only
Nelly undergoes a subtle but visible
change; however, we never
understand why he continues to put
up with Loulou or why she decides
to abort their baby.
Loulou's bewilderment at Nelly's
abortion matches ours. But we
could care less whether or not
they'll get back together again after
the abortion. At the film's end
we're only too glad to leave their
lives forever.
Director Maurice Pialat aims for
a realistic narrative of Loulou and
Nelly's relationship by being an im-
one's in love anymore, everyone's
breaking up." Pialat tries to prove
two individuals with different
backgrounds and values can create
a life for themselves, against what
we might initially judge to be insurmountable odds.
The emphasis is not on if they'll
succeed but rather how they'll succeed. Pialat's contention is that
Loulou and Nelly will have fewer
problems than one might imagine.
By the end of Loulou, we're left
with a simple observation that
could have been conveyed more
economically: opposites attract.
Isabelle Huppert and Gerard
Depardieu are amiable performers
but together, they don't connect.
ANDRE AND NELLY ... too low-key.
partial observer. But he detaches
himself and us and prevents us from
feeling anything about or for the
characters.
There is no dramatic conflict between Loulou and Nelly until the
end of the film. Pialat wants to
avoid moralizing, but by allowing
the droll characters to speak for
themselves, he robs them of interest. They remain appealing
characters, but without substance.
Loulou's theme is the antithesis
of  Andre's   statement   that   "nc
Huppert, last seen in Jean-Luc
Godard's unforgettable Every Man
for Himself, gives the kind of
passive performance Godard required of her, which isn't quite
right for this film. Nelly's role requires an actress who exudes more
warmth than Huppert, or a director
who demands more emotion from
his actors than Pialat.
In one shot, a dejected Andre
picks up a saxophone and plays the
blues. After seeing Loulou, one is
tempted to do the same.
The tension between the boy and
society remains taut for most of the
story, but there are breaks of
freedom that show an optimism not
present in Valgardson's earlier
work. His three collections of short
stories, Bloodflowers, God is Not a
money removes the possibility of
escape, which is probably why most
of Valgardson's characters behave
like cornered rats," she writes in
her essay Valgardsonland.
The   "rats"   in  Gentle  Sinners
fight back, and we can only hope
GENTLE SINNERS . .
Fish Inspector, and Red Dust,
relentlessly show a life devoid of
tenderness. Gentle Sinners proves
that Valgardson's view of life is not
totally bleak.
Margaret Atwood describes
Valgardson's view as realistic. "The
climate exposes them (his
characters) to danger, the lack of
stark Canadian novel.
they win in their struggle against the
"evil forces."
Eric has all the tenacity of a
wolverine, but we sense that his actions are justified. His parents, and
his lover Melissa's guardians are
such bastards that Eric's guerilla
tactics seem laudible. His anger
isn't   uncontrolled,   it's   righteous
Bergman dabble
By HEATHER CONN
The red was positively luscious
but the black and white was just
plain bland.
It went from blood to near-
banality.
From the life of
the Marionettes
directed by Ingmar Bergman
Varsity
Ingmar Bergman's striking color
symbolism, so familiar in previous
films, dies a quiet death in his latest
movie, From the Life of the Marionettes. This film is shot almost exclusively in black and white, with
little of the deliberate color juxtaposition Bergman has used in the
past.
But the short opening sequence is
stunning, and rich in its texture of
facial close-ups and crimson, decadent surroundings. A prostitute
with blood-red lips and fingernails
is caressing a client, who, without
warning, becomes violent and
strikes her. Clad only in black-red
panties and shoes, the prostitute
flees into a red strippers' showroom
and crouches behind a makeshift
bed.
There, she squats motionless,
waiting and breathing rapidly while
hiding from her potential killer.
The delay in action here is excellent,
building suspense and tension. Suddenly, arms lunge for her neck from
behind, she struggles, and then is
strangled.
This first scene in color
represents the film's present time
frame. The events before and after
the murder are then almost all
documented in black and white,
providing an inkling of the killer's
psychological make-up. They appear as if in suspended animation,
lying unexplained in the killer's
head; the chronological time lapse
is provided, as if from a psychiatric
report.
We learn that the killer Peter
Egermann, played by German actor
Robert Atzorn as described by his
psychiatrist, is a "talented, conscientious, charming man." But he
is plagued by dreams of killing his
wife; he glorifies and then objectifies her as victim in his fantasies.
We discover that he is a latent
homosexual   grappling   with   the
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Friday, January 30,1981 Mies
anger; the anger of the avenging
angel.
Valgardson's short stories examine a theme and come to a close
in an economical fashion. In the
novel, he takes the time to dwell on
subplots. Eric's relationship with
his uncle Sigfus is a mixture of pride
and affection.
Sigfus never forces him into the
servitude from which he has
escaped. A clandestine fish
poaching trip secures the bonds between them and relieves, momentarily, the tension building up over
Eric's other affairs.
In another subplot Eric meets
Larry, a mole-like character who
hordes junk in an inherited
warehouse. Always the scavenger,
Larry tries to leech onto Eric.
Frustrated by Eric's refusal of intimacy, Larry becomes obsessed
with revenge. His actions might
seem unrealistic somewhere else,
but in the relentless oppression of
the small town Larry's sadism and
parasitic qualities are the natural (or
unnatural) results of a twisted mind
turned in upon itself.
Tending to stick to dark themes
of good versus evil, Valgardson pits
Eric against Melissa's guardians
and Larry. At times he makes
things seem too easy. When and if
Eric defeats the evil forces all things
will be put right.
If we could see the evil characters
in more complex terms, Valgardson's novel might be more effective.
Not only does Eric see things
polemically, — we can accept his
wish to see people as being either
with or against him — but the
whole novel becomes a conflict of
opposites, with little middle
ground.
But as a story of a boy growing
up and encountering love, hate, oppression and freedom, Gentle Sinners is a powerful tale. Valgardson
writes with assurance and skill. His
description of scene is minute, concise, and mood inspiring. We never
doubt the position of his characters
in the dark drama, and the story
builds gradually to a resolution of
both the external conflict, and
Eric's inner conflict with himself.
BLIND DOC WATSON . . . plays real country music.
Doc plays young
By CHARLES CAMPBELL
Everybody is familiar with those
reviews of legendary performers
that begin by saying: This hallowed
great is getting old but he still
manages to put on a fine show. It's
alway said as if there is beginning to
be some doubt about his competence.
Not so Doc Watson. Last night at
the Commodore he played younger
than I have ever heard him play. He
certainly picked his guitar younger
than the two men who accompanied
him, though in years they would be
half his age.
T. Michael Coleman and Cliff
Miller are guitarists worthy of
Doc's company, but there was no
doubt who was the master when
Doc exercised his fingers and stretched my mind on the last break of
Black Mountain Rag.
Had anyone flat-picked that fast
before? Anywhere. Anytime. If
Blind Doc could see his fingers he'd
choke.
The modulation of every note
was perfect at every speed. Watson
didn't sacrifice the subtlety of his
> in sexual quirks
thought that only by murdering a
woman can he truly possess her. His
murder as dream-fulfilment is apparently triggered because the pro-
stitue's name is Katarina, the same
as his wife's.
Peter and his wife (Christine
Buchegger) are both shown absorbed in their work; she's an independent fashion co-ordinator who likes
to drink and he's a bespectacled
businessman operating from a
tomb-like office.
Bergman portrays their relationship with his familiar themes of self-
destruction, psychological torment,
turmoil and inter-personal struggle.
They're both seen as sexual misfits,
children who don't want to grow
up. Their conflicts are filmed showing the necessary tension and
anguish, but somehow it's just not
like the old Bergman style.
The Swedish film director could
be accused of selling out to the
popular "sexual quirks" theme of
many films. His previous movies
masterfully unveiled experience in
the form of art; he captured the
vengeance and guilt trips of family
conflicts.
But this  film hits on the old
theme of frustrated male sexuality
and female victimization. There's
even an eerie Hitchcock like scene
in which the wife Katarina is
silhouetted nude against the
bathroom door while her husband
hides in the shadows with a
demonic look in his eyes.
Bergman's film here does not
reach the same levels of heightened
intensity apparent in his other
works. Perhaps it's because the
movie is filmed in Munich, with
German actors new to Bergman's
style. There is not the same sense of
shared closeness and perception
between actors that one felt with Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann in
Autumn Sonata.
But the acting overall is still captivating. Walter Schmidinger is excellent as Tim, the long-time
homosexual friend of Peter and
Katarina. He's a self-professed
"childish, old man," loving but
jilted, who secretly wants Peter for
his own.
This film is for hard-core
Bergman fans; it's enjoyable but
disappointing.
music for flash. He played the most
demanding runs of the Beaumont
Rag with precision equal to the
more ponderous notes of Roll on
Muddy and T for Texas.
But ponderous is a relative word.
Even when the lyrics to a song were
slow, Watson's guitar sounded like
a country symphony in the
background.
Most of the songs he played were
familiar ones. Country classics like
I Wish I Was In Dixie; songs with a
blues flavor like Milk Cow Blues,
and folk songs like Fruit of the
Vine.
He played Tennessee Stud, the
Jimmy Driftwood tune that converted this one time country music
hater to the Watson way of life, and
for those who thought that nobody
approaching 60 could possibly
understand rock and roll he played
an Elvis Presley medley; Tutti-
frutti, Whole Lot a Shakin', and
Blue Suede Shoes. He did more
with those songs than Elvis ever had
the talent to do.
Maybe you simply have to be that
old to have learned how to play that
fast.
Doc's son Merle who usually accompanies him on guitar did not
appear last night. He is in the
hospital with a pair of broken
hands, but it's expected that he will
be playing again in a couple of
months.
There goes the
neighborhood
By BENNETT LEE
Remember how outraged you
were at the rent the landlord was
asking for that first dingy basement
suite you looked at last fall?
No self-respecting person would
pay that much for such a dump,
you told yourself as you walked
away. But after days or weeks of
scanning classified ads, making
phone calls and scrambling from
Kitsilano to South Burnaby, you
wound up, out of sheer desperation, paiying even more for an even
dingier basement suite.
Now you're outraged because
that first place you looked at is
beginning to look like . . . well, a
bargain.
Buy, Buy Vancouver
North Shore Neighborhood House
Headlines Theatre
If you were victimized in a similar
scenario, take heart: dramatic, fast-
acting relief is close at hand.
Headlines Theatre, a new company
attuned to topical issues, knows
what you went through and will
give you an entertaining and
therapeutic view of the current
housing crisis in their first production, Buy, Buy Vancouver.
Despite some rough edges at a
preview performance, the show
comes across as a funny but critical
look at the problem from the tenant's point of view. The script — a
collective enterprise by members of
the company — combines some
zany satire and musical buffoonery
with some sharp political observations on the reasons for the crisis.
The villains are — you guessed it
— landlords, with the federal and
provincial governments coming in
for more than a share of the abuse.
The latter especially stirs the company's creative juices, and results in
two of the best loony tunes in the
production; the country and
western sendup I Dreamed I Was in
Socred Heaven and the purring
softshoe, Chabot, Chabot.
A non-profit theatre company
consisting mainly of Equity actors
Headlines Theatre started with a
grant from the Canada Council Explorations Program. Part of those
funds have gone into the script's
research and development for this
first show, which they hope will be
followed by others based on
newsworthy issues.
The official opening for Buy,
Buy Vancouver will be at the North
Shore Neighbourhood House on
Feb. 3, but it will also play twice at
the SUB auditorium here. The first
performance will be on Feb. 4th, at
11:30 a.m. and there will be a return
engagement Feb. 17th at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is by donation.
Dynamics a virtue
By KERRY REGIER
"Jiminy Cricket" whispered my
companion as Max van Egmond
walked onstaged. Indeed, his outsize grey bowtie, balding forepate,
and easy smile made van Egmond
appear a little like the cartoon
character; but the recital that
followed dispelled such impressions.
Singing last Saturday at the UBC
Recital Hall under the auspices of
the Vancouver Chamber Choir, van
Egmond gave a recital accompanied
by local talents Linda Lee Thomas,
Roger Cole, and Christopher Cat-
chpole; respectively keyboard,
oboe, and cello players.
Van Egmond is best-known for
his recordings of baroque works,
and he did not disappoint. Opening
with three Bach arias, including the
familiar Bist du bei mir, he continued with a program of generally
light music — no fireworks, no
mighty weltschmerz passions, but
simply friendly, intimate music.
Careful phrasing and delicate
shading of dynamics were van Eg-
mond's chief virtues. His ability to
produce a clear, soft pianissimo,
and the control evident in his messa
di voce (or held note, louder in the
middle and softer at the ends) was
enthralling.
His stage presence and dramatics
were in keeping with the gentle softness of his voice. Many people smile
frequently onstage, nervously, but
van Egmond was completely comfortable. He was having fun, and
the audience could feel it.
His voice did have a restrained
quality which sounded as if he was
not allowing his voice to reach full
volume. It was a pleasant effect,
but it was also mildly frustrating. It
may have been due in part to a
slight excess of chest-tone and lack
of coloring head-tone.
The roundness of his voice accommodated   itself   well   to   the
general fun, because it made his
voice sound friendly and disarming.
The accompanying ensemble was
similarly attractive. Oboist Cole
was particularly interesting with his
skipping light tone. Cellist
Catchpole was perhaps an unfortunate choice, as his concept of
baroque continuo appeared as an
endless series of slightly detached
notes, all the same volume; not offensive, but merely boring.
The small size of the audience
must be noted here; only about 40
or 50 people showed up. Pavarotti,
for example, is no better as an artist, and yet he could fill the Orpheum. This happens because
Pavarotti has a public relations
staff which puts him on national
television; an Italian teddy bear
whom everyone loves, while van
Egmond just sings. Apparently
singing just isn't enough; one must
sing for Johnny Carson.
Friday, January 30,1981
THE    UBYSSEY
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The sound of a union going down fast
For UBC's fledgling teaching assistants'
union, yesterday's vote against possible
strike action means the TAU is no longer in a
struggle for a first contract with the administration.
It is in a struggle just to survive.
TAU officials have played down the very
real threat their union faces. But the fact remains that the vote against possible strike action is a green light for the UBC administration to crush the TAU.
TAU negotiator Glen Porter pretty well
summed it up when he said the union's
bargaining clout has now "disappeared." To
understand the implications of the vote
though, it's necessary to understand some
basic trade unionism, something that isn't
taught here.
Employees, whether they be Polish
shipyard workers or white collar clerks, have
really only one weapon to use in negotiating
a collective agreement with their employers.
That weapon is the strike, the withdrawal of
their services, until such time as an agreement is reached.
When a union enters negotiations for a
new contract, or in this case for a first contract, the only thing compelling an employer
to bargain in good faith is, quite simply, fear
of job action. Nothing else.
To think that any employer, including a
kindly university like UBC, has any other considerations is incorrect.
So when TAs said they wouldn't walk out
to support their own demands, they effectively unilaterally disarmed their union.
If the administration indeed signs a contract with the TAU that does not include a
union security clause it will be mostly charity.
And the administration will also be counting
on the union to disappear very soon anyway.
A union that can't win concessions for its
membership is of no value. And to win concessions, the membership must be willing to
back up its union. At UBC it wasn't.
Part of the problem lies in B.C.'s antiunion labor laws. First contract regulations
allow non-union members of the bargaining
unit to vote on a strike, even though they obviously don't support the union.
Once the union is established, of course,
non-union employees have no say in union
matters.
Unfortunately that doesn't totally explain
the situation. With about 500 members signed up, the TAU should have been able to rally more than 272 people in favor of possible
strike action. Clearly some members got cold
feet when it came to actually fighting for
their rights on a picket line.
The future for the TAU appears bleak at
this point. If the administration follows its
usual cut throat policies in dealing with
employees it will probably attempt to smash
the union soon, perhaps by reneging on
previously negotiated terms.
If it wants to though, it can be more subtle, letting the union have a contract without
a security clause. After a year of a union contract, during which there will be a large TA
turnover, probably many TAs will ask why
they even have a union. If so, it won't last
long.
Perhaps we're wrong. Quite frankly, we
hope so. TAs at UBC have been getting a
raw deal for years and a union is the only
answer to that problem.
But more likely the administration has won
another battle against students at UBC. And
as usual, it stinks.
Get reasonable
Tuition has gone up 13 per cent. Resident fees have gone up 18 per cent.
Food is slated to go up 15 per cent. Students are paying to enjoy the somewhat dubious privilege of attending UBC and still the administration and
bureaucracy do everything they can to impede the use of overpriced
facilities.
Pity the poor Gage resident. Living in three shoeboxes, trapped in a quad
with a sextet of people. Gage students now see four lounges — open living
space on a campus which offers little — blithely taken over by food services with no consultation, no compensation, and no guarantees.
The administration is wrong if it assumes Gage residents won't mind
having 4,000 people pass through their living room every day. The
residents have conceded that they are powerless to stop the cafeteria moving into Gage, but their demands for compensation, extra security and alternative facilities are reasonable, even to the corporate buffoons attached
to UBC.
Sometimes students can be justly criticized for unfair demands. But this
not one of those times. The Gage community council has taken a reasonable attitude in its negotiations with food services and the administration.
Maybe it's time for the other side to do the same.
THE UBYSSEY
January 30, 1961
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
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B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the
AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian
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Editor: Verne McDonald
"This is the Vancouver media issue," Friday editors Steve McClure and Julie Wheelwright proclaimed
to the stunned staff. "What's a media?" Charles Campbell asked Shaffin Sheriff, hoping it was some
sort of exotic mushroom. "A medium," corrected the ever-vigilant Glen Sanford. But Bennett Lee,
Helen Yagi and Kerry Regier disagreed. "Looks more like a small issue than medium," they said. David
Robertson took the question to Mike Bocking and Kathy Ford, said to be visiting mediums, but they
could only conjure vague images of Bill Tieleman. Pat Burdett asked Nancy Campbell, who seemed
average enough, but she didn't have time, having to be at work on some astronomical body the next
day. Verne McDonald was too busy being interviewed by the electric eye about a publicity hound.
Finally everyone gave up on figuring out what highway dividers or fermented honey had to do with
newspapers and just called it the Vancouver extremist issue.
Letters
Vile rag disgusts senator
Let me say that I am disgusted
at the outright favoritism your
rag has shown towards certain
candidates in this election, and,
generally, towards certain
ideologies and point of view.
I am tired of reading what is
rapidly becoming nothing more
than a union newsletter. Why
does the paper seem to attract
only the diehard NDP/social-
ist/feminist types?
The Ubyssey is not supposed
to have any ideological
guidelines for its writers to
follow, yet from my past experiences in writing for it, I
know that that is not true. If it's
not socialist, don't print
it . . . that seems to be the
general guideline.
I'm not against socialism; it is
a desirable thing when applied to
some issues, but conservatism
and a status quo approach is also
best in some areas. You at The
Ubyssey, in your ideological
straitjacket, refuse to realize
this.
Your paper endorsed two can-
didates in Tuesday's
issue . . . why are they the only
two to appear on that edition's
front page? What is this
"platypus" farce? How come
last week they stated that they
would resign if elected, and now
they deny it in Tuesday's paper?
They don't seem to know
whether to talk sense or
nonsense, but one thing is sure
as hell true . . . I'll bet they're
trying to sneak into office
through   the   back   door,   and
when they get in there you'll
have more of the same from
them. Yet you endorse such
idiocy.
Why have the socialist opinions of Andrew F. Metten,
Richard Szeliski, and the like
completely dominated The
Ubyssey for months? You constantly give the TAU coverage
without ever questioning
whether a big union is better
than a big administration.
Last week you came to the insane conclusion that 89 spoiled
ballots meant a mass student
boycott of the elections . . . out
of 33,000 students? Come on!
As for myself, why am I constantly termed a "B.C.
separatist," even when separatism is not the issue? Surely you
don't think that it's unpopular
to be one. . . I was elected to
senate despite your campaign.
Just because there was no
NDPer running is no reason to
tell us that the other candidates
leave you "utterly bewildered."
I am sick of TAU, feminists,
socialists, "student radicals,"
unions and the women's committee. Oh yes, why is it that
almost everytime you interview
an average student it is a student
from the women's committee?
Coincidence?
If you and your Platypus
cuckoos really think that you are
"progressive," you are deluding
yourselves. I may not like right
wingers, but they do have a few
good ideas; take your collective
heads out of the ground, drop
the binding ideology, and start
either being non-biased in your
reporting or start allowing more
than one point of view in your
paper.
Chris Fulker
arts 3
Senator disgusts
Summary abolition of a
democratically-certified union,
and of SAC, part of our own
democratic structure. Random
firings of secretaries. Running
for a position that "should go
the way of the passenger
pigeon" because "I'm interested". Such gems as:
"I don't want to be in the
NUS (National Union of
Students)" — no mention of the
AMS or students in general, just
And, from earlier writings.
"We are the sheeple" — expressing disdain for non-
separatists, and "Go home" —
addressed to anyone from outside B.C.
I won't name any names;
however, I will ask the obvious
question. How many joke candidates does one election need?
Richard Summerbell
grad studies 2
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Multinationals just the tool of superpowers
It is obvious from Mike Down's
letter (Jan. 20) that he has missed
the point of my letter in The
Ubyssey (Jan. 8) concerning
research parks.
Down has apparently ended up in
the trap which almost all critics of
"the world system" fall into. He
assumes that the "multinationals"
are the root of B.C.'s economic and
environmental problems. At best
this is an oversimplification.
The plunder of our resources and
the boom-bust pattern of our
economy is not due solely to the
plots of sinister corporate
magnates. Rather than being the
cause of foreign domination, the
multinational corporations are
merely the tools with which the
Western economic powers, namely
the United States, Japan and
western Europe, impede the
development of secondary industry
in B.C.
The actions of the multinational
corporations seldom depart from
the desires of their parent states. Instead of being isolated from one
another, the interests of these companies and those of their home nations are closely interwoven.
The governments of the major
economic powers realize that these
corporations are an indespensible
means by which to channel other
nation's resources into their own
economies.
Since the governments of the major "free world" states are popularly supported, then they merely
reflect   the   aspirations   of   their
Godiva oppresses
It is argued by proponents of the
Lady Godiva ride that a brief
display of naked woman atop a
horse is great cheap entertainment
and is in no manner an intended insult to women. What they fail to
realize is a very fundamental issue:
the Lady Godiva ride simply serves
to symbolize the institutionalized,
day to day oppression of women
throughout the world. The fact that
such an activity is promoted by
crowds on a university campus
more than adequately illustrates
that there are needed radical
changes in the outlook of our "man
centred" society.
Let us examine just a small sample of thp injustices perpetrated
against women in our society. Very
few female students are able to walk
between various campus locations
at night without a great sense of
fear. Likewise very few women feel
secure to report incidents of rape to
the very judicial system that is supposed to protect them. Almost all
women have tolerated some form of
sexual harassment at one point or
another in their life. Even the flippant comment of a drunken man
reflects the socially engrained
nature of women's oppression.
Whether overt or covert (as in most
advertising), sexual harassment of
women is far too prevalent.
Through the extensive sale of pornographic material, the notion of
women as sexual object is intensified. Denied is the prospect of
women as a sexual subject with an
independent sexuality.
Before we see judicial changes,
will a few prominent judges and
politicians (most of whom happen
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to be men) have to be harassed or
raped? Do we really wish women to
adopt an attitude favoring the notion of males as pornographic objects as a possible solution to the
present injustices directed against
women?
The perennial Lady Godiva ride
reflects how slow any progress
toward justice will be unless today's
students (tomorrow's leaders)
realize that the rights of women are
no less significant that the rights of
other oppressed groups. Certainly
the Lady Godiva ride does nothing
less than symbolize the subjugation
of women in our society.
Najib Babul
pharmacy 3
E. Charlotte Copas
arts 4
peoples. Rather than being the victims of the multinational corporations, the citizens of the major
powers are at least the tacit allies of
their home based firms. Thus it is
foreign business, not private enterprise, which is the enemy of B.C.
Down's implication that all of the
people of the western world are being harmed by the "world system"
just doesn't hold water. If one
observes the close relationship between the Japanese government and
that country's private sector then it
is obvious that Mitsubishi and other
such congolomerates are acting in
the interests of Japan's prosperity
and prestige.
The well documented activities of
the American based multinationals
in Chile revealed the power of the
American government's extraterritorial laws, particularly when they
are used to make these firms comply with United States foreign policy.
Hence the mulitnational is an effective mechanism by which the
people of an economic power can
assert their will or perspectives
upon the people of the
corporation's host state. The same
is true of all transnational interest
groups ('public' or not) who set up
subsidiaries in weak states.
If some sort of formal world
order was created and Down's wish
for disarmament was realized, the
problem of foreign domination
would still be unsolved. It is a certainty that the nations with all of
the industrial might would be the
ones dictating the terms of peace.
And no doubt there will still be
people trafficking in sensationalism
with their predictions of "mutated
monsters" escaping from research
parks. Come off it, Mike. You've
been watching too many 1950s B
horror films.
So whether disarmament produces a liberal, fabian or Marxist
system, B.C. will continue to be a
hewer of wood and dirawer of
water.
Therefore, appeals for disarma
ment and good will on the part of
the economic powers will never
solve our problems. Only by asserting its authority at home will B.C.
gain power and respect. The
technologies produced by the
research parks, be they military or
civilian in nature, can only contribute to these ends.
James C. Burdon
science 3
The lady isn H sexist
I object to your continued reference to the annual Lady Godiva
ride as a sexist act. Some opponents
of the ride say that it symbolizes the
exploitation and repression of women.
I fail to see why it is felt the event
symbolizes repression, but I can see
how it may symbolize exploitation.
However, exploitation is not a dirty
word. It does not mean taking unfair advantage of another's assets.
I feel our talents and physical attributes are assets to be exploited —
by ourselves — to our best advantage. And, to our mutual advantage,
we exploit those needs of other
which we can satisfy. The employer
exploits the employee's need for income just as the employee exploits
the employer's need for skills or labor.
Lady Godiva was hired because
she is attractive. She simply exploited her looks and the desire of others
to look at her. What is wrong with
that, and why do you insist she represents all women? Obviously she
does not represent unattractive women. I understand the engineers of
fered her a fun and easy way to supplement her income. Any inference
of genuine economic or other coercion is indeed tenuous.
I feel the real reason for opposition to the ride is resentment to our
culture's stress on beauty and material possessions which, self-evi-
dently, are not equally distributed.
This resentment causes a reaction
against any manifestation of beauty
or wealth that unfortunate or
underconfident people may feel
they are gauged against.
Everyone is blessed in some way,
with looks, skills or whatever, and I
don't think there is any point in decrying an ostentatious event such as
a beauty pageant or the Lady Godiva ride on the basis of sexism.
That rationale is as absurd as the
complaint of a jockey that basketball detracts from his value as a human since its standard of height is
unattainable by him. And likewise,
there is no point in cursing your
parents for providing you with a
less-than-perfect set of genes.
Brian Cornish
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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE ORGANIZATION
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at 8:30, at Chalmers United
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will be given by a Philippine labor
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And if you're wondering about
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Steve Goodman, will be belting out
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TAs narrowly
vote against
strike action
UBC's teaching assistants decided by a 25 vote margin Wednesday
to not go on strike.
Two hundred and seventy-two
TAs cast 'no' ballots while 247
voted in favor of possible strike action. The TA union called a strike
vote after contract negotiations
with the university broke down early December over the issue of union
security.
The two sides will go back to the
bargaining table Feb. 9.
The atmosphere at Thursday's
union meeting, where the results
were first released, was "very
glum," according to TAU
negotiator Glen Porter.
But he said there was definite
sense of optimism for the future of
the union.
"There's a sense of disappointment and frustration at the narrowness of the difference (in the
vote). But people are saying 'let's
get on with it and build on what
we've got," he said. "We've got a
bargaining structure now. We've
accomplished a lot. We've got a
great base to work on."
UBC's administration walked out
of contract negotiations early in
December when the TAU refused to
alter its position on union security.
The union wants all TAs to
automatically become members
unless they take the initiative to
state they do not want to join. The
administration claims this entails
too much compulsion.
Although the union has lost its
first battle, Porter says union
security will eventually be accepted.
"It will all have to repeat
somewhere down the line — except
for the defeat," he said.
Porter conceded that this year the
'no' vote means the union's
"bargaining clout has
disappeared."
'Invest in Chile,'
Loftus says
Jane Loftus, candidate for Alma
Mater Society finance director, is
featured in a story in the latest Financial Post for her commitment to
investing in Chilean copper mines.
Loftus, a member of UBC's debating team at the Intercollegiate
business competition finals in
Kingston last week, is in favor of investing money in Chile because the
future in copper mining there looks
promising.
UBC's team was not concerned
about the Chilean regime's reputation for ignoring basic human
rights.
Students fight
unfair fees
UBC students taking industrial
education at the B.C. Institute of
Technology are angrily demanding
their money back for the SUB
building fund.
Representatives from the industrial education program told student council Wednesday night it
was grossly unfair they had to pay
for facilities they never had a
chance to use.
They told council that in 1971
UBC students had agreed by referendum that industrial education
students should no longer pay $15
into the Alma Mater Society building fund. But UBC's registrar continued to collect the fee.
The students, who take all their
courses at BCIT, asked council to
return the fees retroactive to 1972.
Council gave the industrial education students its support, and
agreed to send vice-president Marlea Haugen to negotiate the reimbursement with administration
president Doug Kenny.
Finance director Len Clarke told
council at least two industrial education students have withheld their
fees in protest this year.
If the registrar agrees to return
the building fees, the money will
come from the AMS reserve fund
even though UBC's administration
is responsible for the mistake. The
$15 would be returned to each student by mail.
Haugen said she is optimistic the
students will have their money refunded. She also said there is a
chance a non-voting representative
for the industrial education students will be placed on council.
Students lose
loan money
Student loans and grants are being unfairly rolled back by UBC's
bureaucracy, the Alma Mater Society external affairs coordinator told
student council Wednesday night.
Al Soltis cited the case of a student who earned $872 in total earnings over the summer but rounded
the figure to $1,000 on his loan application form. As a result he will
have $250 shaved off his grant and
$160 shaved off his loan, Soltis
said.
He said several students have lost
money due to "loan over-awards,"
and said students who have suffered
from this should band together in
protest.
Soltis asked the board of governors representatives to investigate the
situation and report back to council.
Students win
conduct fight
Canadian University Press
Simon Fraser University students
are claiming a major victory after
the partial withdrawal of a proposal
for rules and penalties on student
conduct.
A committee on student discipline and conduct will endorse only a
portion of its proposal following
lengthy criticism at a public hearing
on the bill last week. Committee
members agreed the general conduct proposal, which would have
given the administration power to
suspend students who disrupt the
university, "needs more work."
"We're not overly enthusiastic
about the university entering into
this area," said Paul Brantingham,
a faculty member of the committee.
"We may go back to square one, or
square 27 or somewhere in
between."
Student society fieldworker Hank
Benoit said the society would not
consider the committee's decision a
trade-off.
"While I'm pleased to see they
have come to their senses, students
shouldn't accept the implied tradeoff they are making," Benoit said.
"We still have a number of serious
criticism about the committee's
proposal on academic dishonesty,"
he said. "We have been able to convince the committee they haven't
finished their work. . .It's going to
take some time."
Brantingham said he was "bitterly stung by criticisms calling us
steely-eyed fascists.''
AMS shows
SUBprize
UBC students attending SUB
films this weekend will get a chance
to share student council's view of
the future.
Filmsoc has prepared a film short
to describe proposed renovation
and expansion of SUB. A referendum on the structure will go to
students in February.
The film cost up to $450 to
prepare and will probably be ready
for presentation next weekend. If
the film is not ready by then, it will
be shown on the following weekend
according to administration director Craig Brooks.
Brooks said the film will be an
"unbiased" representation of the
renovations proposed to SUB.
Students would pay for construction with the $15 building fee which
previously went toward paying off
SUB.
The film will be shown before
every movie shown in the SUB auditorium.
Graduate Studies in
Fine Arts
at York University
Two-year programs in Dance, Film, Music, Theatre, and
Visual Arts lead to Master of Fine Arts degrees at York.
Graduate programs currently include: Dance history and
criticism; Musicology of contemporary cultures; Visual
Arts/Studio art (painting, drawing, sculpture, design,
photography, graphics, experimental arts); Film
(Canadian film production and film studies). Theatre
(performance, playwriting, directing, design,
production) is not offered in 1981.
A Master of Arts degree program is offered in Art history.
For more information, contact: Mrs. Magda Davey,
Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University,
Downsview (Toronto), Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3.
Telephone (416) 667-2426.
Undergraduate degree programs and Summer Studies ate
available in all five Departments. Contact the
Information Officer, Faculty of Fine Arts,
York University, Downsview (Toronto), Ontario,
Canada M3J 1P3. Telephone (416) 667-3237.
— naomi yamamoto photo
GREASE PENCIL smeared on wet glass, glass over stairway of library on
Main Mall. Graffiti undecipherable, information about meaningless scrawl
unavailable in books below. Concept indigestible. Removed soon after.
TEACHER INTERVIEWS
School District 88 (Terrace)
On campus interviews will be conducted March 9-11 with
graduating teachers for positions in the Terrace District effective
September 1, 1981. Attempts will be made to correlate the interviews scheduled with the number of vacancies expected in particular
subject field and/or grade levels.
To obtain an appointment please submit a completed B.C.T.F. application form; copies of practicum reports, letters of reference and a
detailed resume may be given with the application or at the interview. Applications will, preferably, be submitted through Canada
Manpower on Campus by January 29 but may be sent directly to
Terrace to arrive NOT LATER THAN February 13, 1981.
Mr. M. Bergsma,
Director of Instruction,
Box 460,
Terrace, B.C.
V8G 4B5
DEADLINE
CLASS OF '81
Grad Class Gifts and Projects
Written Applications are due today
The proposed Gifts and/or Projects should provide a service
to the University Community and/or the Community at large.
The applications must include:
(a) The name of the group requesting funds
(b) The nature of the gift or project
(c) If it is a gift OR project;
(d) The amount sought;
(e) A one hundred (100) word description of the gift OR project and of the planned allocation of any funds granted.
Send applications to SUB Box 118 IMMEDIATELY Presentation to be made by sponsor about proposal at Grad Class
General Meeting.
Grad Class General Meeting
Thursday, February 12, 1981 at 12:30
Hebb Theatre
Signed:
Grad Class Council
Page 12
THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, January 30,1981

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