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The Ubyssey Jan 20, 1981

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Array Profs join Cap cutback struggle
Faculty and staff associations are
supporting a class boycott today by
students at Capilano College.
The boycott is protesting both a
tuition fee increase and college funding cutbacks. Students are facing
up to a 35 per cent hike in fees, pen
ding a decision by the college board
at 7 p.m. tonight.
And college principal Paul Gallagher said in October the college
could have a budget deficit of up to
"We're expecting the majority of
students to support the boycott,"
said Neil Huestis, a member of the
ad hoc committee on tuition fees
and cutbacks. He said committee
members went into classrooms last
week, explaining the situation and
urging support for the boycott.
The boycott is scheduled from 9
Vol. LXIII. No. yt tf%, Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, January 20,1981
a.m. to 1 p.m., with a rally at 11
The faculty association voted
Monday to support the boycott,
and instructors, although on campus, will not be teaching during the
boycott hours.
"We hope the students' efforts
will be successful," faculty association chief steward Ed Lavalle said.
"It's a political issue the students
have that we support."
Lavalle said the faculty association has been told by the administration that layoffs will be necessary
in the future to cope with the impending deficit.
Local 4 of the Association of
ONE WHEEL is all you really need if you're the kind of free-wheeling spirit
that can maintain a sense of balance while doing the classroom circuit out
by University Bus Loop. Circular line of reasoning led spinny unicyclist to
— gord wiabs photo
purchase single-wheel self-propelled sidewalk wonder on grounds that
what you can't ride you can't steal. My heart is like a wheel, let me roll it to
you, he sings as he sails along. Silliness survives even at UBC.
Last minute exec nominations pour in
Last minute nominations for the
Alma Mater Society students council executive positions have swelled
the number of candidates to 16.
The final deadline was 4:30 p.m.
Monday but up until noon only
WINNIPEG (CUP) — Blackmail
and threats may have been used by
the provincial government in an attempt to force cancellation of a
University of Winnipeg protest.
Despite the action, 800 U of W
students marched to the Manitoba
legislature Thursday with thirty coffins carried overhead in -20 degree
Celsius temperatures to protest low
funding from the provincial government.
The coffins represented 30
courses to be cut next year from the
university curriculum as a result of
fiscal restraint imposed by the pro-
See page 7: DEMO
four people had expressed interest
in the five possible positions.
Twelve people were nominated in
the last four hours.
The number of nominations is
greater than last year's elections,
when only 13 people ran for office.
Last year one position, the finance
director position, was not contested.
This January's election will see
races for all executive offices, an
unusual event.
Incumbent Len Clark, AMS
director of finance, was last year
returned to office after a majority
confirmed his continuation in the
The most sought after positions
are those of director of administration and director of finance, with
five candidates running for each office.
Running for finance director are
Jane Francis Loftus and Don
Sihota from commerce, Rob Martins, arts, Rob Swiniarski, applied
science, and Charles Menzies,
science, also a member of the
Platypus International party, an affiliate of the Parti Rhinoceros.
Menzies will also run in the vice-
presidential race against Peter Mitchell. Fellow platypus Kevin Twa is
running for three positions including president, director of administration and external affairs officer.
Other candidates for administration director include Bill
Maslechko, commerce, Michael
Hannssmann, applied science, and
Stephen Henderson and Alexander
Fedyk, both from arts.
Science has two candidates in the
external affairs race, James Hollis
and Kevin Twa. They will run for
the job against Jeff Kuwica, applied
science and Chris Fulker from arts.
AMS vice-president Marlea
Haugen, is running for president
against Ted Longstaffe and Kevin
Twa, both science students..
The AMS elections committee
has scheduled an elections forum
for Jan. 27. Elections will be held
Jan. 28 and Jan. 29.
Power to the platypi
A political dark horse of a different color has entered the Alma Mater
Society executive elections race.
With the arrival of Platypus International on the scene the AMS
politics have taken a definite turn toward the bizarre. One proposal of
the shadowy organization, named after the legendary unclassifiable
Australian animal, is to solve the problem of the AMS' surplus by
establishing the Hawaiian Holiday Club.
One need only be a registered UBC student and be immune to airsickness in order to be eligible for membership in the club.
Platypi Charles Menzies and Kevin Twa feel that the major issue of
the executive elections is the "decadent aquisition (sic) of capital by
previous student councils and their executive."
The PI is associated with the Rhinoceros party, an organization
dedicated to the overthrow of rationality and good taste. In keeping
with Rhino party policy the Platypi have pledged to resign immediately
if elected and run again as incumbents.
If elected, the Platypi would become the first quasi-marsupials to
hold political office in the northern hemisphere.
University and College Employees
also voted Monday to support the
The administration has not taken
a position on the boycott. "It's business as usual (on Tuesday)," Gallagher said.
Full time students face a 19 per
cent increase in tuition over the next
two semesters in the current board
proposal. But part time students
could see their fees increase by as
much as 35 per cent.
"The part time students are getting a raw deal," Huestis said.
The current proposal is a modification of a ministry of education report written in September which
proposed an 83 per cent fee increase
at Capilano.
The student society is calling for
a tuition freeze until a study has
been undertaken to determine the
effect of tuition increases and a
discussion by all parties involved
has taken place, Huestis said.
Student society vice-president
Stephen Howard said tuition fee increases would have an effect on the
enrolment rate in post-secondary
"We have shown the college
board that tuition fees impact accessibility. We have suggested that
studies show that for every $100 increase in tuition, enrolment is affected by 2.5 per cent," Howard
"In asking for a boycott we are
asking students to take time out
from their education to express a
strong voice of opposition to
policies of the provincial government and of the college board."
Howard called the policies "attacks
on students, education and the
whole education system."
Huestis said a large turnout of
students is expected to attend the
board meeting tonight, which will
be held on campus.
Representatives from AUCE, the
faculty association, the National
Union of Students and the B.C.
Students Federation will speak at
the rally.
TAs hold
strike vote
One-half of the teaching assistants at UBC could soon be setting
up picket lines.
The infant TA union will hold a
strike vote Jan. 28, and with both
union and administration unwilling
to alter their stances on union security there is a very real threat of a
strike being called.
The TAU decided Thursday to
hold the strike vote but the move
has not prompted further negotiations. The two sides have not talked
for a month and a half.
Employee relations director Bob
Grant said Monday he hoped a settlement could soon be reached, but
could see no point in returning to
the bargaining table.
"Neither side has altered its position," he said.
The union wants all TAs to become union members, leaving them
with the option of pulling out if
they have religious or conscientious
objections. The administration says
this entails too much compulsion.
Except for the issue of union security, all other aspects of the
TAU's first contract have been successfully negotiated.
Grant said if a strike is called, its
effect on the university will depend
on the union's policy and the support it receives from its own membership and other unions.
"If they decide to close the university down and establish picket
lines, other unions (probably) won't
cross it. Will the TA membership
support it? Your guess is as good as
mine," he said.
Union negotiators could not be
reached for comment. Page 2
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Program launched amidst doubts
Despite lingering doubts among the province's engineers and possible competition
with the University of Victoria, the Simon
Fraser University senate has "enthusiastically" endorsed a proposed engineering program at SFU.
The program will go to the SFU board of
governors next week, then to the Universities
Council of B.C., SFU president George
Pedersen said Monday.
Also before the UCBC around the same
time will be a similar proposal from UVic,
Pedersen said.
He did not deny that the UCBC may
recommend one of the university's programs
to the provincial government and not the
'I don't have a clear understanding of
what actually will happen," he said.
"Naturally, I am optimistic that we'll get a
favorable outcome.
"In the final analysis, it will be a political
Not only does SFU have to compete for
funding from a provincial universities
ministry noted for its thrift, it has to contend
with the position of the Association of Professional Engineers of B.C., which contends
additional engineering schools are unnecessary.
The association originally opposed increasing the number of engineering graduates in
B.C., Pedersen said.
"But after a review, they came around to
the point of view that more engineers were
needed," he said. "But they held that increasing enrolment at UBC should provide
According to Pedersen, B.C. produces only five per cent of Canada's engineers while
employing 11 per cent.
Pedersen said there was capacity for 200 to
300 more students in the faculty of applied
science at UBC. "I have no idea of the reason
for that.
"Perhaps the work opportunities in B.C.
are so numerous that young people are taking
advantage of that rather than going on to
study in professional schools at the university."
UBC applied sciences dean Martin
Wedepohl said Monday it is difficult to verify
Pedersen's statistics.
"We're in a dynamical situation, with
growing enrolment," Wedepohl said. "The
figures change year to year."
Enrolment in the UBC applied sciences
faculty has risen to 1,700 from 1,450 last
year, and will reach 1,850 to 1,900 next year,
he said.
The SFU engineering program, when implemented, will be a four year program rather
than the five year program now offered at
UBC. It will be phased in over a 10 year
period and will require up to $28 million in
capital and operating costs.
Once implemented, the program will cost
$4 million a year to operate, plus $20 million
for buildings and equipment.
Should the program pass all approvals, the
SFU engineering faculty could be offering its
first course by the fall of 1982.
Fee forum to go
without admin
—arnold hwlttrom photo
PIT WORKERS by some strange accident stumble across keg of sudsy liquid and pursue it in mad race around
SUB in effort to avoid eagle eyes of inventory control officers. Question remains of how many kegs must keg-
rollers roll before keg-rollers roll enough to total $40,000? With good speed and good weather, answer might be
found by 1383.
Voters casting more ballots
If advance polls are any indication the voter turnout for senate
and board of governors elections
should be higher than usual.
Chief returning officer Shayne
Boyd said, "the advance poll is
higher than other years and we may
get up to 15 per cent of the vote out
as compared to 10 (per cent last
Last year nearly 200 people voted
in the advance polls which are held
in the residences from 5 to 7 p.m.
the day before regular voting.
Monday's advance polls saw 318
students cast ballots: 57 at Totem
Park, 91 at Place Vanier and 31 at
In addition 39 students voted at
Woodward bio-medical building.
Part of the increase can be attributed to the Woodward poll
which was added this year to accommodate health science students
who are off campus on Tuesdays.
Voting continues today at the following polling locations: SUB,
Woodward, Sedgewick library,
CEME, Buchanan, Cunningham,
MacMillan, law, Henry Angus, and
the education building.
Students voting for senators in
forestry, commerce and arts must
vote in MacMillan, Henry Angus
and Buchanan respectively.
Boyd said, "it may inconvenience
students having to vote in a special
location, especially arts students
since they may not go to Buchanan
that day."
Costs of printing additional voter
lists, lack of sufficient staff at polls,
and precautions to prevent people
from casting ballots more than once
are the reasons for the special vot
ing procedure, according to Boyd.
Election results will be released
Thursday following the 48 hours
during which any irregularities arising from the balloting may be submitted to the registrar for investigation.
Boyd saicL that with engineering
and education students holding
their annual faculty celebration the
elections committee has had trouble
finding poll clerks.
UBC's administration will not explain its policy on tuition fees to
students because the board of governors has already decided its position on the issue, is the message
from an administration spokesperson.
"You have to understand this is a
policy decided by the board. There
isn't any point in meeting with students because there isn't anything
else to say," administration vice-
president Michael Shaw said Monday.
Shaw was invited to a forum on
tuition fees but decided not to appear after consulting university
president Doug Kenny.
Shaw said he and Kenny decided
not to have an administration representative at the forum because such
an appearance would accomplish
The forum on tuition fees will
take place Friday despite lack of cooperation from the administration
said Maureen Boyd, chair of the
standing committee on tuition and
financial aid.
Boyd said she tried several channels to get an administration representative at the forum.
"Nobody in the administration
would come," she said. "We first
asked (chancellor J. V.) Clyne, and
then (registrar and acting vice-provost Ken) Young, and then Shaw,
who had to ask Kenny before he
could say yes or no."
Cynics hit Kent group
Canadian University Press
The Royal Commission on Newspapers was hit with
a surprisingly bitter barrage of criticism Monday, as
delegations questioned the motives of the government
which appointed the commission.
The critics' cynicism is rooted in frustration with the
Liberal government's decision to ignore the 1970 findings of a special Senate committee headed by Keith
Davey. His report warned of the kind of media concentration which was completed in a series of corporate manoeuvres Aug. 27, leaving Thomson Newspapers Ltd. and Southam Inc. as the major owners of
Canadian daily newspapers.
"The Davey committee presented a cogent analysis
of the newspaper situation," Ubyssey staffer Steve
McClure told the commission. "We're just trying to
figure out why you people are here."
Commission chair Tom Kent said that if the Davey
report "had not been ignored, there would not be a
need for this commission. But some new investigation
is now necessary."
Southam columnist Alan Fotheringham told the
commission that everything to be discussed during two
days of hearings in Vancouver had already been
forecast by the Davey committee.
"The same party that ignored that report is responsible for Canada having the weakest anti-trust and
competition legislation of any industrialized nation,"
Fotheringham said. "You'll pardon me if I sniff
hypocricy in the government that has established this
"Appearing before this commission is like attending
the autopsy on your mother — when you know the
coroner's findings are going to be irrelevant."
Malaspina College instructor Stan Persky said there
was a conflict under the capitalist system between the
newspaper's role as a public forum and a business.
"If a business doesn't prosper, then the forum
disappears," said Persky, a candidate for UBC chan
cellor.   "The end result is that  fewer and fewer
businessmen own the public forum."
Persky suggested two possible remedies would be the
creation of a Canada Council for newspapers or a
crown newspaper corporation. Asked whether a crown
newspaper would expropriate existing newspaper
holdings, Persky replied in mock surprise: "You can't
do that here in Canada! You can't interfere with
capitalism. It should be allowed to bumble along as
The Vancouver-New Westminster Newspaper Guild
said that both the Southam and Thomson corporations were "ruthless."
Guild spokesperson Jan O'Brien read a long list of
the firms' corporate holdings before adding that
newspaper owners should be forced to get rid of other
commercial interests.
"They should be either newspaper magnates or corporate tycoons," O'Brien said.
"The daily press has a unique power and a unique
responsibility. As it now stands, that power and responsibility   can   be   bought,   sold,   subverted   and
See page 7: LABOUR ,
Clyne would not come because he
does not know or care about student affairs, Boyd said.
Boyd said she hopes candidates in
the upcoming election for Alma
Mater Society executives will attend.
She said student council, aside
from now showing enough concern
to attend the meeting, has obstructed the forum with its performance
at last week's committee meeting.
The forum will take place noon
Friday in SUB 224, and is open to
all students. UBC's policy of indexing tuition fees to 10 per cent of the
university's operating budget will
be primary focus of discussion.
tit workers
not thieves'
says Clarke
"I regret putting that unqualified
statement about employee theft in
my letter about the Pit. I should
have used some foresight." — Len
Clarke, Alma Mater Society
finance director, apologized Monday for making an implication that
Pit workers were thieves in a letter
to The Ubyssey last week.
Pit personnel voiced dismay at
Clarke's comment that the only
thing stopping Pit staff from stealing was tight inventory controls.
One staffer wrote his own letter to
the editor condemning Clarke.
"That's a bunch of bullshit," was
the comment of another.
Graham Smythe, social services
manager in charge of Pit finances
was concerned that Clarke's letter
"left some reflection on the honesty
of the staff."
He objected to Clarke using the
word "staff" to describe thefts
from the Pit. He said that staff
thefts were not the only cause of
problems with Pit financing last
year. He mentioned that lack of
management was real source of
For a period of a few months last
year the Pit had no manager and no
inventory was taken.
Clarke said that he had not meant
to insinuate that present Pit
workers were dishonest.
But he maintained that in the
past, the Pit was victimized by
"some type of theft." He said that
he had heard stories of persons
"simply walking out with a case of
"Perhaps controls were so slack
that people who didn't work at the
Pit were able to get in and take the
beer," he added. Page 4
Tuesday, January 20,1981
Why them, not us?
Before the tuition forum takes place on Friday, it
might be helpful to point out to UBC students, and
student council members especially, just what
students across Canada and across Burrard Inlet are
doing about the universal problem of rising tuition fees
and government cutbacks.
Eight hundred University of Winnipeg students ignored government bribes, threats and -20 degrees
celsius weather to protest funding cutbacks. The UBC
student council faced none of these problems, yet
allowed a 13 per cent tuition hike slip by with hardly a
Capilano College students are working closely with
faculty and staff unions to fight totally inadequate
government funding and irrational fee increases. The
UBC student council worked in almost complete isolation on its lacklustre presentation to the board of
governors, and only at the last moment sought help
and advice from the B.C. Students Federation and National Union of Students — organizations designed
specifically to help councils with these problems.
And at both Capilano and U of W the student
associations are leading the protests. At UBC the
Alma Mater Society executive and student council are
doing their collective best to prevent concerned
students from fighting tuition increases and funding
The question is not what is wrong with UBC, but
what is right at Capilano and the University of Winnipeg.
And what is right is that both institutions have student councils that don't take no for an answer, that
don't say "you can't fight the board and win," that
don't ignore student input in student affairs, and don't
discourage such radical ideas as protests and
If students want to have the same level of education, let alone an improved one, several years down
the road, the time to fight is now, not then.
Our protests are valid, not whimsical. Our protests
can force governments to bribery and blackmail. Our
protests can change the "inevitable."
We know what's wrong at UBC. Now is the time to
support what is right here.
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Popularly based PIRG not an elite
Just one minute there, Mr. James
C. Burton. Your letter of Jan. 8
grossly fudges the facts" when you
attack B.C. PIRG for opposing the
development of Discovery Park.
You've made such a mess of the
truth that it's going to be a long
hard job cleaning it up. But any
such toil will be worthwhile, for if
you are as disgusted about the
massive slash logging of the Queen
Charlotte Islands by Japanese lumber companies, as outraged over the
sellout of our natural resources to
multinationals at the expense of local jobs, or the atmospheric blight
enshrouding Trail as you claim to
be, then B.C. PIRG will soon boast
yet another member — you!
PIRG, acronym for Public Interest Research Group, is a student
run, student funded organization
that is currently being established
on campus to investigate any of the
myriad social problems that neglect, through corporate, private, or
government expediency, the interests of the general public. Admittedly that is a nebulous area to define, but it is much broader in scope
than the aims of a clique of leftist
environmentalists vocally supporting the economic progress of third
world countries, as you so
ludicrously state we are. Sexual and
racial discrimination, ICBC,
newspaper takeovers, housing shortages and rapid transit in the Lower
Mainland; these are only a sample
of the problems a B.C. PIRG can
potentially challenge.
In terms of issues, once formed,
B.C. PIRG will take its direction
from a democratically elected board
of directors, students elected at
large by the student body. Issues are
fixed only in that they are approached with the interests of the
common citizen in mind — that includes you.
No doubt your associations of
PIRG with environmentalists stems
from the fact that the campus Environmental Interest Group sponsored the Ralph Nader lecture in
November that sparked PIRG's inception. But the EIG has served only as a springboard for PIRG, cutting the umbilical cord as soon as
PIRG had life of its own. The
PIRG organizing committee is presently constituting itself under the
AMS as an entity completely autonomous from the EIG. Indeed, the
majority of the over 100 student
members never had any affiliation
with the EIG.
It is true that a committee of the
EIG was taking a critical look at the
development of Discovery Park in
the endowment lands. But the heart
of their concerns was not based on a
radical anti-technological, anti-
"progress" bias, as you erroneously believe. Their queries centre
around a distinct lack of meaningful public input into a project that
couid possibly have tremendous impact on society if not monitored
and to some extent controlled by
representatives of the citizenry.
Your letter adamantly expresses
anger over how the people of B.C.
have been duped into footing the
bill for processes that have tacitly
undermined their very livelihood.
Considering this, I'm sure you
would be the first to object to having your tax dollars used to level an
area of the endowment lands forever in order to subsidize the design
of guidance systems for the proposed American MX missile complex.
If you think environmentalists are
ruining the economy, wait until you
see the inflation and waste generated by pouring our continent's resources into this mega-monster of a
"defence" system.
And what about genetic research? Doesn't the possibility of a
mutated monster running rampant
in your backyard give you cause to
think twice about letting "local entrepreneurs" decide on the type of
research to be conducted here on
campus? This is no longer the realm
of science fiction. There might be
some enormous profits to be made
on   some   horrendous   clone   that
might wreak social and ethical havoc. In this light should only the
"free market" dictate what goes on
at Discovery Park?
I'm no paranoid — I realize that
these are extreme examples. But,
contrary to popular belief,
Canada's military and corporate
hands are not clean. Several Canadian high technology corporations
have signed lucrative contracts with
the U.S. military, contributing a
fair share to the absurd nuclear and
biological arsenals down south. It is
precisely institutions like Discovery
Park where the technical groundwork is laid.
You may be of the school that
technology is neutral — that it is up
to mankind to implement it for
good or evil. But let's not forget
that economic imperatives and human foible direct the type of research being done. It is to this problem that the EIG addressed itself.
You must have heard the phrase before, but it suits the EIG's position
very well; "not blind opposition to
progress, but opposition to blind
But let's get back to our initial
subject — PIRG. You have this ridiculous notion that we are a
"small local elite — mainly from
the west side of Vancouver," "citizens of the world (that) will only
sail off in their yachts to create paradise elsewhere" if our economy
collapses. How flattering, but how
incredibly naive!
True, many of us do live on the
west side of town. But, as we are all
poverty stricken UBC students, it
was purely out of convenience that
we chose to do so: it's too expensive, and one hell of a waste of gas,
driving in from the suburbs every
day. And perhaps you are not
aware that mayor Mercier of Burnaby has stressed publicly the importance of creating a DPI citizens'
advisory committee.
As for being a "small local elite":
how many other campus groups
boast over 100 members? Does that
make the VOC a "small local
elite,"   the   UBC   sailing   club   a
January 20, 1981
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and FriJays throughout the university year by the
Alma Mater Society of the University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff
and not of the AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary and review. The
Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241K of the Student Union Building. Editorial
departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Verne McDonald
It was Monday and time for the Clark Kent Omission to come to town. Everyone crowded into the Hyatt phone booth to witness the amazing transformation of Tom Hawthorn, prematurely senile demi-bureaucrat into an agent of the Kent Omission, able to crush monopolies at a single stroke with the help
of super chum Nancy Campbell and faithful sidekick Verne "corporate lackey" McDonald. Bon vivants Glen Sanford and Steve McClure together eradicated
the inequities inherent in the capitalist system. Scott McDonald, Pat Burdett and Arnold Hedstrom abolished the wage system and gave children the vote.
Sue Lemieux eliminated racism, sexism, ageism and all forms of bad vibes in general. Just then Gord Wiebe came in from behind the universe and announced he'd found a way to give Canada a Truly Free and Independent Press. But since everyone was fully informed and there were no more problems in the
world, no one needed the nasty smelly newspapers anymore.
"small local elite?" C'mon, let's
get serious.
Even if any of us could afford a
leaky canoe, let alone a yacht, we'd
be among the last to jump ship if
our society took the big dive. It's
much easier to run and hide from
the disconcerting realities of modern society than it is to try to face
them square on and work for improvement. And that is exactly
what we are breaking our butts off
trying to do. The problem is too
much of our energy gets siphoned
off rebutting misinformed people.
Are you absolutely satisfied with
the condition of the modern world?
If so, then PIRG will have little
meaning to you. But it is obvious
from your letter that you recognize
imperfections in our social system.
Considering this, we are your ally,
yet your shortsightedly attack us
through a gross misconception of
what PIRG is all about.
We'll excuse you for your lack of
understanding and the ridiculous
conclusions you leap backwards to.
We all have much to learn of great
value from building a PIRG on
campus. In fact, we could use a
rabid imagination like yours in trying to solve the host of problems we
feel powerless as individuals to deal
with. That is what PIRG is all about
— overcoming the individual's limits and mobilizing his/her concerns
and abilities into an aggregate structure potent enough to work for constructive change in our society.
I cannot explain to you here the
entire PIRG scheme. Your best bet
to more fully understanding PIRG
is to come to one of our organizational meetings. Why don't you
come over and join us, and put your
energies to positive use. We'd love
to have you.
Mike Down
arts 3
Taxes for peace
Most people undoubtedly applaud when the federal government
appoints an ambassador for disarmament or when one of its
representatives makes a speech at
the United Nations calling for an
end to the arms race. These things,
however, seem like so much flim
flam given the fact that the federal
government (through the departments of defence and industry,
trade, and commerce) provides tens
of millions of dollars in subsidies to
private industry to export arms for
That the world is spending about
$400 billion a year — nearly $1
million a minute — on senseless instruments of death and destruction
is nothing less than obscene when
you consider the positive uses to
which that money could be put. For
example, it has been estimated that
all the world's infants could be vaccinated against infectious diseases
with the money needed for 13 hours
of arms spending, that malaria
could be wiped out forever with the
cash required to fuel less than a
day's arms production, that the
diversion of dollars from just a few
days of weapons spending could be
used to provide clean water supplies
for the whole world. The list goes
on and on.
It has been argued that Canada's
contribution to NATO is so small as
to be next to meaningless. Rather
than increase that contribution, I
would like to see this country give
up its pretense as a military
establishment. Because of our
geographic location and the fact
that we are not a super-power (with
attendant "responsibilities"), we
have the precious opportunity to
take an independent stand among
nations and truly commit ourselves
to the cause of peace and a better
Our contribution to the global
community would increase immeasurably if we had the courage
and conviction to divert the millions
of dollars we now spend on
weapons to an effort aimed at lifting the veil of shame that now enshrouds what we like to call civilization. The alternative to such
courage and conviction is the bomb
shelter and what it symbolizes —
"an evil place ... a sepulcher of
death, a pit of penumbra! and
nameless terror" to use the words
of a columnist for Monday
Taxes for peace, not war!
Janet Kirk
402—118 Croft St.
Victoria, B.C. V8V 2E6
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from all readers.
Especially those who type their
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see their letters printed sometime
before next Dunn's Day eve.
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Neatness counts. Tuesday, January 20,1981
Page 5
You'd better stop crying wolf, Preinsperger
Let's bring ourselves down to the
level of reality, Mr. Preinsperger.
Seriously now, do you expect us to
continually open our eyes to your
tantrums? Beware that you don't
become the lamb that cried wolf
once too often.
You give yourself away as a
lustful, unliberated male by referring to courtship as "conquest" and
"seduction." This sounds more like
wet dreams of knights, dragons and
fair damsels (in distress, of course).
Condemning the majority of
women as a result of your sexual
failures and/or inadequacies (your
letter suggests that you are less than
the perfect "lady-killer") is pretty
low. For the record, (lest you question my status) I am a virgin and
have not dated for about a year.
This is a result of choice and circumstance and if anyone is to blame
(?) it is myself.
Some of what you say is certainly
true, though it is well submerged in
nonsense and innuendo (you're
right — you're not very good at it).
Admittedly, the social dynamics of
the cafeteria are curious — if you
are sufficiently concerned, you
might choose to ignore the
prevalent custom.
Interestingly, your essay presents
an observation which, to my mind,
shows the essential problem. You
observe that the masculine image is
Bind us
Thank-you Kurt for your consciousness raising article:
"What's Wrong With
Women?" (Ubyssey, Jan. 13).
To think that all these years I
have been blind to all those poor
sensitive deflated male egos running around, receiving rejection
after rejection, just because
women refuse to assert their
equality by picking up men —
I never realized how miserable
it must be, to be a man, in a
world where women insist upon
remaining suppressed. Thank-
you for enlightening me.
Now I can go to all my sisters
and tell them this: "We have
been missing the point all these
years. We must break the chains
that bind us to men, not in order
that we may be free and independent, but in order that, once
free, we may save the male ego
from rejection by offering
ourselves to be bound — indeed,
by going to men and begging
them to bind us. This is the true
purpose of our liberation: Not
us, but them."
Save a male ego today. Pick
up a man!
Marion Grove
arts 3
a mask and that we are all human
beings. Unfortunately, you make
an awkward point concerning the
male's right not to be ashamed of
being human. It is not so much a
right as a choice.
If by human you mean someone
who has discarded each succeeding
layer of masking, I would warn you
that all that will be left is an uncivilized animal. The process is
something like peeling an onion (it
brings tears to the eyes and makes a
mess of the onion — I know,
because I foolishly tried to unmask
HEY, 60yi
Given that each of us wears a
mask (the word "person"' derives
from the Etruscan word for mask),
then: are certain possibilities — for
we are yet our own masters (and
mistresses — "masterperson" is
somewhat ungainly). We may
choose to re-create ourselves by
modifying our concept of self and
others. You appear to suggest this is
an easy process — it isn't.
You appear to put the onus of
change upon women. This is unjust.
The only real solution is for men
and women to engage as equals (not
in battle, but in life). Men must also
change.    Stereotypes,    such    as
women being dumb, must be
eliminated. The average IQ of
women is apparently slightly higher
than that of men — though the test
was probably designed by a woman
(just kidding). It is not a case of the
mountain coming to Mohammed or
the reverse, but rather a third path
— that of compromise and
Lastly, a note to The Ubyssey. 1
suggest that the PERSPECTIVES
column be renamed INTROSPEC-
TIVES on the basis that the ideas
presented are most often personal
and often lack perspective (mine included, of course).
Ted Longstaffe
Reject stereotypes
With regard to Kurt
Preinsperger's article on "'What's
wrong with women?" 1 would like
to respond to several of the highly
controversial suppositions that he
Preinsperger states that one of
the reasons women give to justify
the status quo is that of dealing with
the problem of "diminished
respect." Although 1 believe many
women would actually support the
reason given, 1 believe they would
not view it in the same terms as
Preinsperger proposes.
Preinsperger in his article implies
that "women cannot respect a man
whom they pick up." Not only is
this a rather odd and inaccurate interpretation but the majority of
women 1 questioned viewed the
statement in terms that women
would not be respected in a situation where a woman first took the
initiative in approaching a man.
Several women felt that this show
People cold, not women
In response to Kurt
Preinsperger's article "What's
Wrong With Women" (January 13,
1981): This article brings up a
number of interesting ideas concerning relationships between men and
You suggest the cold social
climate at UBC is due to lack of
friendly females. Personally, I feel
the majority of students show an incredible lack of interest in each
People, as Kurt points out, don't
sit beside each other in SUB nor do
they attempt to start a conversation
with anyone they don't already
know. How many times have you
sat in the bus stop and the only exchange between you and the person
twelve inches away is, "please pass
the milk?" Why are we so afraid to
talk to each other? Surely, we can
sit down beside a stranger of the op-
Congratulations, Kurt
I would like to congratulate Kurt
Preinsperger on his recent article,
"What's Wrong With Women?"
Although I don't normally agree
with his viewpoints, I feel that he
did a good job in bringing to light a
problem that too many men have to
face in their lives.
It's unfortunate that our society
still insists on men taking the initiative in male-female relationships. This would be fine if all men
were outgoing, but such isn't the
case. There are some men around
who are too shy to go out and risk
establishing a relationship with a
woman for fear of rejection. A shy
man may have a lot to offer to relationship, but several rejections by
women can be enough to ruin his
In an age when women are
demanding equality with men, I feel
that they should also start taking
the initiative, where it's required, in
relationships. If a woman wants to
ask a man out, why shouldn't she?
Shy men, like shy women, usually
feel reluctant to start up a relationship, hence they need the other party to break the ice.
For too long now, it has been up
to the man to initiate a relationship.
I'm sure that a significant number
of shy men would appreciate it a
great deal if women started taking
the initiative more often.
Frank Bar
posite sex and converse for ten or
fifteen minutes without feeling too
I agree with Kurt that if we
women expect equality we must
take the initiative in terms of
male/female relations. Moreover,
to be assertive in the work place one
must be, somewhat assertive on the
social scene. Theoretically, a
woman should feel comfortable
asking a man out, but, unfortunately, this is seldomn true. My female
friends write notes to men they
especially like, buy concert tickets
and ask a male friend to accompany
them, and give parties and invite
male and female friends. However,
in our society men still do the majority of the asking.
Are men ready to accept women
who regularly take the initiative? I
don't think so. A man has to be
fairly confident of his own identity
before he'll permit a woman to arrange a date, to organize the evening activities, and to, possibly, suggest sleeping together. Most men
want to be in control of any given
Furthermore, Kurt, you say most
women find shy men uninteresting.
Nothing could be further from the
truth. Often a shy man can relate
much better on a one-to-one basis
than Mr. Dynamic, who captures
the attention of everyone and the
interest of no one. Unfortunately,
because of the many distractions
and activities that occupy our time,
it is often the outgoing individual
who captures our attention.
Most women I know dislike aggressive men who can only discuss
their latest accomplishments. Often
women enjoy the company of a
man who has an ironic sense of
humour and who can admit to being afraid, disillusioned, lonely,
bored, sexually frustrated, uncertain, etc., etc. Most important,
however, I believe women are interested in men who can, verbally
and physically, communicate their
emotional feeling.
Diane Truelove
arts 3
of forwardness might suggest that
she was aggressive (a supposedly
unfavorable characteristic in
women!) and per!iap:> "loose" in
her behavior.
1 feel that Preinsperger also
shows a rather narrow perspective
in suggesting that "whenever men
and women work side by side, sexual tension is bound to creep in."
Furthermore he suggests that "we
have three choices" in dealing with
the situation. These are: using
"repressive measures against sex,
separating men and women on the
job, or welcoming liaisons
whenever they develop."
In offering us only these three
choices Preinsperger defines relationships only in se\ual terms. He
fails to take into account the fact
that many women simply enjoy the
congenial business-type relationships of men as fellow co-workers,
and that women may find satisfaction in pursuing other more personal relationships outside the office.
The comment, however, that
Preinsperger made on "women's
concern for the male ego" was encouraging. In order for women to
overcome the society's stereotype in
behavior and careers, it is also
necessary for men to reveal the
areas which they would like to confront or reject, in relation to the
sociocultural stereotypes of male attitude and the so called traditional
"macho" image.
Bettina Becker
arts 2
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Tuesday, January 20,1981
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Planning films: Tokyo, the Congested Capital,
noon, Buch. 106.
General meeting, noon, SUB 213.
Dinner, 6 p.m.,  discussion on The Canadian
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Men's Fort Camp hockey league begins, noon,
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Men's Nitobe basketball league begins, noon.
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Eucharist, noon, Lutheran Campus Centre.
Sharing and prayer, noon, SUB 211.
General meeting, new members welcome, noon,
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Marxist literature and discussion, 11:30 a.m. to
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General meeting, noon, SUB 212.
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Dialogues on development — Tanzania. Film:
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Prof. John Conway speaks on Southeast Asia
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Gay issues in collective bargaining featuring
Lloyd Ingram of CUPW, noon, SUB 212.
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p.m.. War Memorial Gym.
Women's  hockey  league  begins,   7:30 p.m.,
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followed by general meeting of EIG, noon, Henry
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Rim: Controlling Interest. A must for all commerce students, showing the attitudes of business executives towards the third world, noon,
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Important organizational meeting regarding Re
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People of the Seal, documentary on the life of
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should not be indexed, noon, SUB 206.
Planning meeting, noon, SUB 115.
General meeting, noon, Buch. 100.
Native women and constitution with speaker
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General meeting, noon, SUB 212.
Poetry reading by an Italo-Canadian poet Pier
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A forum on tuition fee increases
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to the south of us. Some people
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Deadline for registration is Wednesday.
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Ifs about time the madness in El
Salvador was stopped. One way of
doing that is to make sure the U.S.
stops sending arms to the
repressive junta that has been
slaughtering thousands in the Central American country.
And what better day to register
your concern than today, when that
wacky guy, Ron Reagan, gets inaugurated as U.S. President. So
why not go down to the U.S. consulate at 1199 West Hastings today
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Page 7
Demo on despite threat
From page 1
vincial government.
In a phone call to U of W president Harry Duckworth Wednesday,
education minister Keith Cosens
told Duckworth that funding for a
long-proposed athletic complex
might not come from the government if the demonstration went on
as   planned,   according   to   three
sources in the student association
who asked not to be named.
When asked if he received such a
call, Duckworth said, "I don't
think I would like to comment."
The three sources in the student
association said Duckworth did not
view the message from Cosens as a
But sources felt Cosens' message
'Labor at mergers' core'
From page 3
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all recent newspaper mergers and
closures. The commission was told
"the bulk of these disputes were
prompted by the 19th century, anti-
labor attitudes of the former FP
Publications Ltd. and its management reactionaries who seemed to
think the time was ripe 'to take the
unions on' and proceeded to slit
their own throats along with those
of their employees."
(FP Publications, which was
bought by Thomson and no longer
operates in daily newspaper publishing, was involved in recent
strikes at the Montreal Star and
Vancouver Sun.)
The Ubyssey's brief, prepared by
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whether the composition of the
commission itself lends itself towards serious remedies for
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was a threat and severely undermined the university and student
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Three members of the student
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Duckworth left it up to student
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Staff in Cosens' office said no
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The student association met immediately after the discussion with
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Buchanan Sedgewick Library
C.E.M.E. MacMillan
Cunningham Law
Education Henry Angus
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Anthony Dickinson (M.A.Sc. candidate—Civil Engineering)
Chris Fulker (Third Year Arts)
Janice Morrison (Second Year Science)
Chris Niwinski (M.A.Sc. candidate —Civil Engineering)
Candidates from which FIVE are to be elected:
Anat Baron (Fourth Year Arts)
Mark Crawford (Fourth Year Arts)
Chris Fulker (Third Year Arts)
Stephen Henderson (Fourth Year Arts)
Ross Mullen (Third Year Arts)
Mahmud Noormohamed (Third Year Arts)
Mark B. Thompson (Second Year Arts)
Doris Wong (Fourth Year Nursing)
Candidates from which ONE is to be elected:
Dave Clancy (First Year Arts)
Marilyn C. MacPherson (Third Year Arts)
(Voting for the Arts representative to Senate will take place in
the Buchanan Building only.)
Candidates from which ONE is to be elected:
Patti Rippon (Third Year Commerce)
Barry Coulson (Third Year Commerce)
(Voting for the Commerce representative to Senate will take
place in the Henry Angus building only)
Candidates from which ONE is to be elected:
Ian Johnson (Second Year Forestry)
Kathy Kerr (Second Year Forestry)
Ian Miller (First Year Forestry)
Gord Todd (Second Year Forestry)
Doug Tofte (Third Year Forestry)
(Voting for the Forestry representative to Senate will take
place in the MacMillan building only)
lit should be noted that any allegation of irregularities in connection
with these elections must be submitted in writing to the Registrar
within 48 hours of the close of polling and must include the
signatures of at least three students eligible to vote.) Page 8
Tuesday, January 20, 1981
— gord wiaba photo
WHO SAYS women's sports are boring? Just because there are no fans in photo, it does not mean that people do
not want to see Thunderettes play. It just means games should not be played at same time as everyone is down in
Pit getting pissed for men's games. Women lost to Huskiettes 66-49 Friday.
UBC b'ballers come up short
It was a black weekend for UBC
basketball teams. The Thunderbirds and Thunderettes hosted their
counterparts from the University of
Saskatchewan two times each this
weekend and came out on the short
end of the score on each occasion.
For the women their weekend
series was just a continuation of
season-long problems. On Friday
night they lost 66-49 and on Saturday they made somewhat of a game
of it in going down 55-46. The
Thunderettes are now 0 and 10 in
league play.
The 'Birdmen entered the
weekend in second place of the
Canada West Athletic Association
and left it in fourth. On Friday
night  the Huskies defeated  UBC
59-53 with the scoring of the
Redekop brothers. Murray
Redekop was the game's top scorer
with 22 points and his brother Mark
contributed 14. Kim O'Leary was
the top 'Bird pointgetter with 19.
UBC coach Peter Mullins said
Monday his team played very poorly Friday night. The statistics support this.
The 'Birds shot a pathetic 35 per
cent from the floor. This is considerably lower than the 45 per Cent
Mullins says his team needs to shoot
if they are to win. The shooting problem was magnified because when
UBC did miss they were rarely able
to retain possession because of
Saskatchewan's height advantage
on the boards.
On Saturday night it was much
('Bird droppings)
the same story with the exception
that O'Leary was benched in the
first quarter after he had drawn a
technical foul for criticizing the
This time Mark Redekop was the
game's top scorer. He threw in 25
points and Murray kept the brother
team intact with 14.
UBC managed*to improve their
shooting Saturday, but they were
still below the 45 per cent line with
43 per cent. But the Huskies also
improved their shooting and eventually won 73-62.
They again dominated the boards
with 38 rebounds to UBC's 21. The
top scorers for the 'Birdmen were
John Stark with 20 and Andy
Lockhart, who added 14.
UBC is now 4-4 in league
play and is in danger of falling out
of contention for a playoff spot.
They are away to the University of
Lethbridge this coming weekend.
The swimming team defeated
both the University of Alberta and
the University of Victoria in a
double-dual meet. The women's
team was lead by Janice Blocka
who had two first place finishes and
one   second   place   finish.
* *    *
The men's gymnastic team
defeated the University of Alberta
Saturday in Osborne Centre by the
score of 123.4 to 117.75. The 'Birds
Glen Harder was named the top all-
round individual in the meet after
he won the floor exercises, rings
and high bar.
* *    *
The Thunderbird rugby team
travelled to Victoria this past
weekend to defeat the Oak Bay
Wanderers 14-9.
* *    *
The UBC wrestling team lost to
Simon Fraser University in a dual
meet on Burnaby Mountain Friday
night by the score of 30-9. The
'Birds got wins from Rob Jones in
the 126 pound class, Marty Gleave
at 142 and Avtar Dhillon at 157.
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The UBC Thunderbirds men's
hockey team were winless in their
three game road trip and as a result,
the 'Birds might not see playoff action.
The 'Birds were soundly defeated
on Friday and Saturday night in
Saskatoon as the Huskies skated to
victories of 6-2 and 10-3. Sunday
afternoon in Edmonton the 'Birds
lost a close match to the University
of Alberta Golden Bears 5-3.
The 'Birds did not play well in the
first period in both games according
to coach Bert Halliwell.
The Huskies took advantage of
the 'Birds poor performance and
jumped to a 3-0 lead on Friday
night and a 5-0 lead on Saturday.
On Friday night the 'Birds battled
back to a one goal deficit but then
the Huskies scored three more times
to take the first game 6-2.
On Saturday the 'Birds could not
overcome the five goal deficit at the
end of the first period and the
Huskies won easily by 10-3.
The 'Birds travelled to Edmonton
Saturday night for the final game of
the three day road trip only to lose
to Golden Bears 5-3.
According   to   Halliwell,   the
'Birds played "extremely well and
stayed with them (the Bears)." U.
of A. scored the clinching goal near
the end of the third period.
The 'Birds continue to be troubled with injuries; Jay Rumley suffered a groin injury and did not play
Sunday. Last week the 'Birds
lost last year's Canada West scoring
champion Rob Jones for the rest of
the season with a knee injury,
Frank Gorringe quit school and the
team, and backup goalie Brent Stuart is out with a groin injury.
Graham Kerr and Dino Sita were
the 'Birds top point getters on the
weekend, both with five points.
According to Halliwell, "the
same guys seem to be doing all the
scoring and that's our problem."
The 'Birds are in last place in
the Canada West Conference with
two wins and 11 losses.
Currently the Golden Bears are in
first place with the Dinosaurs and
Huskies tied for second place.
The 'Birds are at home this weekend to take on the Huskies Friday and Saturday night at the
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