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Array Vol. LV., No. 18
OCTOBER 23, 1973
Six departments
form student unions
to meet
The Ubyssey, grand wizard of
sin, shock and depravity on
campus reminds staffers,
especially new staffers, of the
important meeting/seminar/bar
room brawl extraordinaire to be
held Saturday, in one of our fair
town's finest entertainment
Staffs are asked to drop by the
office and read the notice on the
bulletin board regarding said
event. As added enticement a
party will follow later Saturday
Old hacks are also invited of
course so we can benefit from their
accumulated wisdom and to act as
—marise savaria photo
INCREDIBLY GROSS Cheech and Chong give jazzed-up rendition of their classic hitch-hiker routine.
Out-going Cheech, right, picks up already, spaced-out hitch-hiker and together they share the world's largest
joint until surrounded by a cop and his incredible red flashing light. Playing before packed audience at War
Memorial gym Saturday night, the two returned to Vancouver with slicked-up versions of routines they
played here years ago. See review, page 3.
Eased restrictions bring
more part-time students
Senate efforts to ease restrictions on part-time
students has led to increased enrolment of part-time
students at the undergraduate level, associate
registrar Ken Young said Monday.
Last year 13.8 per cent of undergrads were part-
time students; this year the figure has risen to 17 per
cent, said Young.
He attributed this increase primarily to the
senate's request to faculties last spring that any
phrases that could be interpreted as restrictive to
part-time students be removed from this year's
"I think there is no question that the removal of
restrictive wording from the calendar has encouraged students to investigate the possibilities of
enrolling as part-time students," Young said.
The move was one in a series of changes
recommended by a special senate committee aimed
at making life easier for students who, generally due
to full-time outside jobs, are not able to carry a full
course load.
Other recommendations of the committee, struck
two years ago to investigate the status of part-time
students, include introducing a new regulation
allowing part-time students to receive course credits
even if they don't pass all courses and dropping the
one year residency requirement for undergraduate
students in the arts faculty.
Previously students taking nine units of courses
or less had to pass everything to receive credit and
arts students had to spend at least one year as a full-
time student to qualify for a degree.
These and various other upcoming recommended
changes that will be discussed in senate during the
year will appear in next year's calendar, committee
chairman Cy Finnigan, said Monday.
Gordon R. Selman, Centre for Continuing
Education director, is enthusiastic about the
changes, particularly the elimination of the one year
residency requirement in the ar
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cerning part-time students
for people who come in
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Up to now the centre has beei
enough evening courses to allow students"lo*o6£ain
enough.credits for a degree.
"We're now hoping to expand our evening offerings and set out a schedule of courses to allow
students to plan their programs for the next year."
By liberalizing their regulations faculties are
offering increased opportunities for students who
come only in the evening to get their degrees, he said.
The centre has not been totally uninvolved in
bringing the changes about, Selman admitted.
"We've been encouraging the university in a
variety of ways for some time," he said.
Six departmental undergraduate
societies have been formed in the
faculty of arts, arts undergraduate
society president Bill Moen said
Moen told The Ubyssey undergrad societies in the geography,
psychology, political science,
anthropology-sociology, history
and philosophy departments have
all met and organized their
."Undergraduates in psychology,
anthropology-sociology, and
philosophy are meeting weekly in
their societies," Moen said. "They
have set up steering committees
and constitutions."
Moen said an hispanic and
italian studies undergraduate
society was having organizational
"They set up a couple of
meetings, but not too many people
showed up," he said.
This has been the case, however,
in most departments. In history,
the department sent an announcement around to every major
and honors student about a
meeting. Less than one-third of the
third and fourth year enrolment
showed up at the meeting, at which
history professor James Winters
was the chairman until students
elected their own chairman.
Asked about societies'
requirements, for membership,
Moen said: "The undergraduate
society constitutions I have seen
will allow students taking only one
course in a given department to
belong to its undergraduate
"This will include first and
second-year students," he said.
"The difficulties and differences
involving who is eligible to sit on
committees will have to be decided
Kim Pollock, a political science
student association member, said
the association is still attempting
to organize.
"We've delegated someone to
write up a prototype of a constitution," Pollock said. "We
should be able to submit it to our
meeting on Wednesday."
Pollock said the association had
also approached members of the
political science faculty on the
possibility of discussing
"Up to now, we've had a slow
response from students in the
department, it's so hard to get
people moving," he said.
"Hopefully the meeting Wednesday will be important in improving response. We'll be constituted by then."
Moen said the societies were not
yet well organized enough to
engage in any interdepartmental
meetings or dialogue.
"Several   projects   have   been
discussed, but there has not been
opportunity for dialogue yet,"
first departmental undergraduate society in the science
facuBy was organized by math
students Wednesday. Alma Mater
^.Sacjety president Brian Loomes,
|>^fio attended the .math undergraduate association for-
mational meeting, told The
Ubyssey the attitude of the
members at the meeting was
"They formed a steering committee and discussed several
programs in the department the
association could contribute to,"
Loomes said. "They talked about
the type of subjects I've wanted to
see discussed in the arts departments." Page 2
Tuesday, October 23, 1973
School de-mystifies law
very soon
"We want to de-mystify the
That is the major aim of the nonprofit Vancouver people's law
school as expressed by Patti
Pearcey, one of its organizers. The
school offers a program of free
weekly law classes to help people
better understand the law and how
it affects them.
"Once the public has educated
itself about the concepts of law
making, the prudence of our law
makers is bound to increase. It is
ludicrous to have participatory
government and not to be given the
knowledge to participate effectively," said Pearcey.
"People who know what's
happening head the meetings,"
said Pearcey. "We want people to
voice their opinions. We're
remaining completely apolitical —
we help them interpret the laws
and hope they will instigate action
themselves. We don't want to do it
for them."
In addition to the regular
program, the school is offering
three seminars to discuss pending
"It gives people a chance to
discuss with experts in the field in
question," she said. "In this way
interested persons can assess the
proposed legislation and approach
the decision makers to offer informed criticisms and intelligent
suggestions, and perhaps suitable
alternatives before pending
legislation becomes law."
Seminars will be held Sunday,
Oct. 28, Nov. 18 and Dec. 2 in the
auditorium  of  the   Vancouver
public library from 2:30 to 4:30
Topics for the seminars will not
be decided upon until the day
before the meeting as transcripts
of new bills are received every
Topics for this week's regular
classes include: the new human
rights  act;   freedom  of  speech,
press and assembly; and government secrecy.
UBC law professor Bill Black
and law student Kit Rigg are
leading the meetings Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30
p.m. in the Point Grey high school
For more information call the
Vancouver people's law school at
Briefs requested for force
The coalition for university
reform, a group which intends to
send a brief to the Bremer task
force on post-secondary education,
has called for briefs on proposed
reform from the groups involved.
Grad Student Association coordinator   Lid   Kellas   who   has
Bookstore moves books
for big Brock book sale
The bookstore is currently
preparing for the largest retail
book sale in Canada this year,
bookstore manager Bob Smith said
The bonanza, to be held in Brock
Neville Scarfe
still in Gage
Former education dean Neville Scarfe is still living in Gage low-
rise residence.
Scarfe said in an interview with The Ubyssey Oct. 1 he would leave
residence within two weeks, but he now says he will leave only on Oct.
Scarfe is living in the residence because of troubles in moving to his
new home in the apartment towers behind the village. Housing head Les
Rohringer said it was a special arrangement to which he consented
because of Scarfe's many services to the university.
When asked why he had not left by the date he had set, Scarfe said:
"Did I say I definitely would be gone by that time? I thought I said I
hoped to be."
hall features 80,000 different titles
— fiction, non-fiction, best sellers,
classics, reference books,
children's books and basic texts in
all disciplines. Reduction on these
books range up to 75 per cent, said
Two-thirds of the 250,000 new
books will be academic books,
either left over from faculty orders
or out of print.
Smith said these books, selling
below cost, are good reference
books and can complement
The other one-third of the books
were bought from book publishers
and suppliers at the lowest possible
price for resale purposes, said
Smith said the sale should be
better this year as "remainder
books" were not bought sight-
unseen from publishers, but rather
a special trip to Toronto was made
to buy books straight from the
The freight cost was $1,600 for
just the last truckload of books,
said Smith.
Vancouver - Toronto - Vancouver
Dec. 15-Jan. 6: '139 return
Dec. 21-Jan. 6: $149 return
Flights are filling quickly, so book early with AOSC.
Association of Student Councils
Main Floor, S.U.B., U.B.C. 224-0111
—Another Masterpiece by
Luchino Visconti
Death in Venice
Thurs. 7:00
Sat. 7:00
Fri. 7:00
Sun. 7:00
SUB Film Soc MIDNIGHT showing of
sponsored the CUR, said all groups
present at the gast meeting of the
CUR were asked to put their ideas
in writing and distribute them to
The briefs to the committees
are expected on Dec. 29. They will
be read and condensed into one
brief which will be discussed at the
next meeting of the CUR Jan. 12.
Kellas said delegates to the
meeting alsd discussed a proposal
by Tony Williams of Simon Fraser
University to divide the university
into those paying and those paid.
The faculty and the janitorial staff
of the gym would therefore be
treated as one group. The proposal
was not approved.
Kellas said she was disappointed in the turnout at the
meeting. Not as many groups were
represented as at the last meeting
though the number of people
present was about the same she
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'Aloof head tearing music dep't
I was angry with my friend;
I told my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe;
I told it not, my wrath did grow.
A senior music professor who
wished to remain anonymous
quoted the above passage from
William Blake's The Poison Tree to
describe certain faculty members'
feelings toward music department
head Donald McCorkle.
He, along with several other
faculty members and a majority of
music-students, feel what they call
McCorkle's arrogant and aloof
style is tearing the usually close-
knit music faculty apart.
The professor said in an interview Thursday the general
problem is "a rift that divides
"When there's a closeting of
opinions, what's bound to come
out?" he asked.
"It's regrettable that the
situation's developed to the point
that there's genuine distrust which
doesn't make for good study
"There's a lack of freedom in the
music faculty," he said.
However, his concern was not
shared by another professor who
also remained anonymous.
"1 feel he's brought many exciting plans to the department.
Some things are utterly different,"
he said.
(McCorkle is said to have
developed a "first rate" graduate
program and improved the
musicology division.) '
The professor emphasized "the
quality   of   new   appointments".
"He's organized the faculty into
committees for areas needing
particular investigation," he said.
The professor has taught since the
department was established in 1959
and is head of one of McCorkle's
However the professor admitted
there was dissension among
several faculty members.
"You'd have to be an ostrich to
say otherwise," he said.
"The faculty needs time to ad
just to McCorkle's different way of
doing things. The situation's occurred as it would with almost any
new head in any new department.
Any strong leader is going to
arouse some opposition," he said.
McCorkle continued to be
unavailable for comment and, on
—marise savaria photo
BOOKS AND MORE BOOKS are moved into Brock hall, favorite study area for UBC students, fast
approaching mid-terms and first essays. Bookstore plans to sell unsaleable books at a reduced rate sometime
in November, but couldn't wait to move the stockpile in bookstore basement into the study area.
Cheech, Chong black pathos
Cheech and Chong have an innate ability to
mix devastating satire and clever mimicry
with gross gutter humor with the result being
an audience rolling and stomping with
laughter and delight.
But if one starts to wonder why, the answer
can be potentially disturbing.
Their Saturday night performance at UBC
was typical Cheech and Chong fare with some
time-tested routines and some newer and in
one case localized stuff, with the added interest of Tommy Chong playing before a
home-town crowd.
That segment produced a sharp flat (pun
intended) with Chong's opening monologue
showing he couldn't exist as a solo stand-up
comic — ■ his delivery is psuedo George
Plimpton at Caesar's Palace and his content
about as tasteful as a Brockburger.
Example: "Ukrainians invented the
wheelbarrow you know. Yeah that's the only
way they could walk on their hind legs."
Christ! Even Sonny and Cher don't use
Ukrainian jokes any more — and Chong used
Polish jokes, too.
But then Chong's painful monologue ended
and the quintessential talents of Cheech and
Chong as a duo took the stage sprayed with
their familiar themes of spaced out hippies
and drugs, the Catholic church, and drugs,
predictably narcs and drugs, black soul
culture and drugs, and capitalism and drugs,
with liberal measures of virility, snot and shit
thrown in for good measure.
Throughout the varied natural comic talent
of Cheech — actually the short form of
Chicano word meaning a delicacy made of
deep-fried pork skins — his real name is
Richard Marin, ironically the son of a Los
Angeles policeman and ability of Chong to
capture the essence of what is a freak, shone
They started off safely with their classic
routine of the outgoing counter-culture slick
Cheech sharing his car of strange delights
but more importantly his dope with utterly
wrecked hitch-hiker Chong. Together they
share history's largest joint — cut with
Hamburger Helper — until the inevitable red
light starts flashing from behind and Chong
sets a world-record for pill-popping in a
Then Cheech played Sister Mary Elephant,
nun extraordinaire introducing her class to a
nice sweet narcotics officer who was going to
tell them the plain truth about the devil weed
and other halluctnogenic taboos.
The sight of a bewigged Chong strutting on
stage replete in blue checkered jacket,
clashing pink checkered slacks (both double-
knit of course) set off by an open-necked
flowered shirt and the essential dark glasses
was one of the highlights of the night.
Showing how police can be relevant he
starts off: "Hi kids. I just wanted you to know
that us pigs are human too."
Great stuff (pun once again intended).
Then he proceeded to show a training film
on "How to Spot a Pusher", which they acted
out on stage with Chong once again playing
the narc — this time undercover in disguise
which consisted of horned rimmed glasses,
false nose, Indian head band, a leather armed
club jacket (you know — the type De Molay
members wear) and Luger pistol in his
Cheech plays the freak pusher looking like
Dennis Hopper in Easy Rider.
Chong lumbering up to Cheech (from his
John Wayne gait obviously he'd been watching the action of the apparently Gestapo
trained six foot six inch red-sweatered thugs
who were so passionately guarding the
"Hey, do you know where a dude can score
some reefer?"
"Hey, what did you say man?"
"Like where can I get some mary-jane,
some m.j. you know — or even some speed?"
"Oh, yeah man, I got everything you'd want
man, you want some kilos of hash man?"
"Uh, yeah, kilos. . ."
"Yeah, man what d'ya want man — I've got
the good stuff."
"Oh, well I'll take a weed of kilo then
Next they hit the virility theme by
presenting. Harry Palms the U.S. National
Masturbating Champion from the All Catholic
Boys High School (once again the dig at
Catholicism, a theme Cheech and Chong
exploit and dissect with the same unerring
accuracy as George Carlin). They hit the
audience swaggering with guffawing dialogue
right out of stag night at the Legion:
"Howdy'a feel champ?"
"Kinda sore."
"Hear ya' got the distance record this
"Yeah, 32 feet — I hit the spotlight."
"Hear ya' got some pretty stiff competition
"Yeah, but I beat off all comers."
All but a few people laughed at that one
(most jocks probably thought it hilarious) but
although I snickered and grinned a silly grin
too it was pretty sick stuff. If the West Coast
hippie culture which the humor of Cheech and
Chong supposedly reflects has its foundation
in nothing more than unfettered allegiance to
the God Dope and an ongoing competition of
cockmanship then there's a huge empty void
there somewhere.
Cheech and Chong's supreme put down is to
question someone's virility. Thusly;
"It isn't Tricky Dicky anymore you know.
They call him Limp Dick now."
"Pat says I'll touch it but that's as far as I'll
With this sort of horribly unliberated basis
to their humor one must shake one's head in
disgust to realize Cheech and Chong are the
cultural heroes of the present high school and
university generation. No, people not much is
going to change as we rise up through or
around the ranks as long as our relations with
people and attitude toward life is based on
such cruel coldness and irrationality.
On the other hand the brilliant satire of
Cheech and Chong must not be forgotten.
Their ability to not only laugh at the
Establishment but laugh at themselves shows
a certain essential humility that previous
generations have lacked.
Cheech's characterization of Alice Bowie,
the rising young rock star from Hope, B.C.,
was a stunning and hilarious expose of the
styles of transvestite and macabre rock stars
like David Bowie, Lou Reed and Alice Cooper.
While sitting back and laughing uproariously
while Chong jumped and glided around the
stage in his ballerina's pink tutu playing Bo
Diddeley's "I'm a Man" on the electric
guitar, stomping on it at performance end,
the people were thinking between breaths
"isn't our culture ridiculous" and loving it.
That's healthy!
We're irrational children. We've got a
whole lot of good in us but also a lot of basic,
very hung-up bad. We don't have the maturity
yet to really make the revolution happen —
though it may occur despite us.
We've come a long way but we still have a
long way to go and Cheech and Chong through
their satirical strength and juvenile
weaknesses give us a good flash of what we
are right now.
Final analysis? Well, Lenny Bruce would
likely approve of Cheech and Chong and that
has to be the supreme rating of any attempt at
black humor.
Friday, he implied he would never
speak to The Ubyssey.
He repeated "I'm a very busy
man" several times while he
refused to set an appointment for
an interview at any time convenient to him.
Meanwhile, the music undergraduate society executive
committee meets Tuesday to
discuss student grievances with
MUS president Murray Walker
said Thursday he and other student
'representatives hoped to be able to
see McCorkle within the next few
Walker also said that an editorial
response to a letter from him to
The Ubyssey on Thursday falsely
implied a dispute between him and
Eric Wayness, MUS representative to the Alma Mater Society.
"We're totally agreed to one
course of action," he said.
NUS backs
AMS ban
of Straight
The Alma Mater Society's
decision to prohibit free
distribution of the Georgia Straight
at UBC received strong support
from the National Union of
Students at a weekend conference
in Edmonton.
Bonnie Long, AMS external
affairs officer and a delegate to the
convention said Monday 50
students from 24 universities and
colleges across Canada met at the
first national NUS conference at
the University of Alberta.
NUS meets to discuss and make
proposals for the improvement of
students' status.
Committees are set up and
researched by the students before
the conference and presentations
made there, she said.
Four standing committees
discussed were the financing of
post-secondary education, student
housing, general unemployment
among students and organizing the
financing of student unions.
NUS is preparing a questionnaire to be sent to members of
Parliament asking for support on
the proposed financial support of
students in post-secondary
education, Long said.
She said it was decided funds for
education should be supplied on a
per capita basis to bring equality in
the standard of education.
The qualifications for students to
attain independent status under
Canadian Students Loan Plan and
provincial assistance schemes
were amended.
Students who live independently,
and are not supported by their
parents, should qualify for
financial assistance NUS
delegates decided. NUS said
lowering the age of independence
to the age of majority would help to
solve the problem.
NUS has a total of 125,000
members. Toronto, Carleton and
Lethbridge universities joined this
The main purpose of NUS is to
find out what other universities are
doing for their students, Long said.
Delegates decided to ask that the
rate of mortgage payments be tied
to occupancy rate rather than a
fixed rate.
NUS is also working on a plan to
get all student expenditures tax
deductable, Long said.
This proposal was taken from a
recent AMS proposal to have books
deductable from student income.
NUS approved a motion to
support student boycotts but not to
institute boycotts themselves.
The next meeting of NUS will be
in May at Simon Fraser University. Page 4
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AMS infighting
This year's version of the Alma Mater Society is rapidly
degenerating into bickering and infighting.
Realistically it's not surprising since both council and
executive are split between supporters of the Students
Coalition (read service-oriented) and Democratic Students
Caucus (read politics-oriented).
Idealistically it is unfortunate because the one occasion
on which they spoke with a united voice — in the SUB lease
dispute — they won.
In that dispute, by presenting a united front, the
society gained a major concession when the administration
backed down from its insistence that any agreement granting
increased maintenance and supervision in SUB would have
to include an administration cut of the building rental
However, some coalition types, particularly long-time
hacks Rick Murray, Bob Angus and Gordon Blankstein, have
abandoned that co-operation and are concentrating on low
blows to the caucus minority.
This comes in the form of attacks on the one of the
few remaining DSC strongholds, the speakers and education
It also comes in the form of harassment of the two
remaining DSC executive members, president Brian Loomes
and co-ordinator Joanne Lindsay.
This is unfortunate because the service types have had
it mostly their way so far.
And in the case of their special events program (Cheech
and Chong, the Beach Boys) they've done a roaring good
But Loomes, Lindsay and friends are trying to maintain
the other half of that balance both groups promised last
year: namely politics.
Since there are a number of problems like the Rec
UBC, bookstore prices and the Georgia Straight hassle that
will be more easily solved by a relatively united council, not
to mention executive, the two factions will have to negotiate
an effective working agreement.
Student Coalition types will have to realize that the
caucus and predecessors have drawn their share of student
support over the years.
The DSC, especially Loomes will have to realize, that
the accurate statement that the root of many evils is
capitalism, should not be used as a cynical cop-out whenever
a problem needs solving.
We understand the new Pit in SUB will be opening
How about if all you guys get together over a few beers
and plan the revolution, whatever it may be?
Rec UBC 1
The purpose of this letter is to
clarify a number of issues concerning the leisure time opportunities that are offered by
Recreation UBC.
1) Recreation UBC is designed to
provide a wide variety of
recreational activities to students,
faculty, and staff. In addition,
members may receive instruction
in many activities, use equipment,
and reserve an area,
2) The program was developed
as a result of a committee comprised of students and school of
physical education and recreation
faculty members and is being
continuously evaluated by a
steering committee, of which the
majority of its members are
3) Recreation UBC does not
discriminate between the occasional user and one who participates on a regular basis. The
program is specifically designed to
satisfy both groups. To suggest
that Recreation UBC is only for
those "serious about sports" is an
outright distortion of the facts and
simply untrue.
4) Recreation UBC allows an
individual to take part in an activity of his choice on a casual
drop-in basis or by reservation by
an individual or group. This
feature alone is a great improvement over the past where
certain small groups would
monopolize an area.
5) In the years prior to the
development of Recreation UBC
most recreational facilities were
closed to students at 4:30 p.m. and
were not open at all on weekends.
Now a member may participate to
11:30 p.m., seven-days-a-week.
Areas used to be unsupervised, and
at times when facilities were
unofficially open, an observer
would find the majority of users
were from outside the campus
community. Now that the areas
are supervised at all times, off-
campus individuals are not permitted to use the facilities except
as a guest of a member.
6) The $5 membership fee ($10
for faculty and staff) covers all
costs for the member including use
of equipment, instruction and
booking privileges. The fee is
necessary in order to meet such
costs as employment of student
supervisors and instructors,
maintenance and renewal of
equipment and the provision of
new items, since limited funding is
available for this purpose. At the
time of writing over 2300 students,
faculty and staff have joined
Recreation UBC.
New ventures normally encounter problems in their initial
stages. Recreation UBC is no
exception. The administrative
personnel and steering committee
are working diligently to improve
the program.
Finally, Recreation UBC
welcomes from the campus
community any suggestions which
will contribute to the betterment of
its operation.
Ed Gautschi
recreation UBC
Just a few words from the
hallucinating, unhappily nasty,
bullshitting, bitchy politician of
While your catchy headline and
article (The Ubyssey, Oct. 19),
may have drawn a few readers it
obscured the real issue of the
overblown dispute. "
What happened is that Piers
Bursill HaM (the delight of
chemistry head Charles McDowell) claimed to have resigned
as science undergraduate society
president because the radicals in
SUS didn't agree with his
"moderate" policies (hey massah,
howse about a 5.2 per cent
representation of students on the
faculty — Pleeease massah?!).
That friends is a lie.
Those flaming radicals wanted a
powerful 5 per cent representation
of students on the faculty — and so
did Piers.
Those raving dissidents wanted
to have the students choose their
OCTOBER 23,1973
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B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the writer and not of the AMS
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"Leave me out of a masthead will you!" roared Jake van der Kamp as he
furiously stroked his goatee. "Well just wait till I go bald and look like Lenin
-^then you'll  regret it." Kathy Carney quickly poisoned him in a merciful
Kicking   dirt   on   his tomb  were:   Peter  Cummings,   Ryon  Guedes    Pat
Kanopski   Dru Spencer, Mark Buckshon, Jean Clarke, Christine Krawczyk,
Ken   Dodd,  Mike Sasges,   Vaughn Palmer, Lesley Krueger,   Joseph  Stalin
Gary Coull, Ed Cepka, Peter Arbuckle, Alan Doree, Marise Savaria, Ralph
Maurer, Rick Lymer and Peter Leibik. Tuesday, October 23, 1973
Page 5
own representatives — and so did
Those SUS demagogues
demanded a few crumbs from the
faculty — and so did Piers.
I eagerly await the forward-
looking policies of the newly
radicalized SUS — I'm sure
science dean George Volkoff is
shaking in his boots.
Meanwhile, Piers, now that
they've gotten rid of you for your
moderate policies, fade away into
the obscurity you want and
Charles McDowell, George
'Volkoff, I give you Piers Bursill-
Svend Robinson
science senator
I am writing in a state of disgust
over The Ubyssey's biased
coverage of the Middle East crisis.
What I'm referring to, more
precisely, are three items.
On Tuesday there was the front
page photograph of the meeting at
Hillel house of 150 students concerned with Israel's survival.
Underneath was a short and
sarcastic comment.
On Thursday appeared a full
sized and rather involved article
covering the Communist Party and
Palestinian students' meeting in
Looking further I found a full
page article giving a very warped
and naive view of the crisis in
which John Mate, the author,
arrives at what amounts to a
condemnation of Israeli
aggression*! j and a completely
impractical solution that would
render Israel's survival impossible.
The Ubyssey is supported from
the student's pockets and the
students have a right to a paper
that gives; a well rounded view of
current issues.
Perhaps     the     side     most
overlooked   with   the   present
1 situation is the most obvious — that
neither Arabs nor Israelis are to
The guilty parties are the oil
hungry governments of the U.S.
and Russia and the former British
governments who played and are
Men's and Ladies'
Sou'westers too
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presently playing the two forces
against each other for their own
And then there are the wealthy
Arab politicians who waste on
senseless wars not only human
lives but vast amounts of money
that rightfully belongs to their
impoverished people.
It is very easy to go about condemning (especially when they are
quoted out of context) those Israeli
politicians who display an arrogant
disregard of Arab claims to certain
areas — but what side can ever be
expected to keep clean when
fighting in dirt?
The same parties plus the U.N.
are again guilty of the maltreatment of refugees, who, were it not
for the former's irresponsible
actions, would long ago have been
absorbed by Israel and the
surrounding nations.
And when we talk of refugees, let
us not forget that Israel is a nation
of them — one million of them Jews
from Arab lands, many of whom
were deported or escaped, losing
almost everything they owned.
For the sake of brevity (I would
like this letter published) I must
end without stating much that
should at some time be stated.
If The Ubyssey wishes another
full page article to help balance the
issue it can easily get it — it will
probably get it anyways.
I only humbly hope that this
letter will help some (including
John) to a wider view of a very
. serious situation and perhaps help
the editors see the need for some
semblance of balance in their
Harold Freeman
As the disclaimer at the bottom,
of John Mate's story stated, we ran
it not because we necessarily
agreed with it but because we
thought it was a well-written
analysis representing a valid
As for our coverage of the
Community    Party     [Marxist-
Leninist] viewpoint, it was hardly
We** would welcome other
viewpoints on the Middle East
situation as long as they are as well
done as Mate's feature—Eds.
I resent The Ubyssey's distorted
reporting of my offhand answers to
a reporter's questions.
What happened was this.
While a heavy political argument
was happening in SUB a Ubyssey
reporter came up to me and
started bugging me with questions.
I told him that I had little opinion
about the "mass democracy",
because I had not had a chance to
hear what was being said.
I said that I found the scene
somewhat annoying, because it
was loud and hostile.
Ryon Guedes, however,
represents me as opposing open
political debate (The Ubyssey Oct.
On the contrary, I strongly
support open political debate and
responsible reporting.
Bob Hadley
Ryon Guedes represented
himself to you as a reporter and
recorded your comments accordingly.
We too support open political
debate and as our editorial of Oct.
19 stated, the mass democracy
meeting didn't encourage it.
Finally, since the Oct. 18 story
was a light feature rather than a
heavy political analysis we think
you are over-reacting.—Eds.
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers.
Though an effort is made to
print all letters received, The
Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
for clarity, legality, brevity and
Notice to Graduating Students in
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to hear a representative from the Placement Office
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Tuesday, October 23, 1973
Hot flashes
To save ffiem
or screw ffiem
What is Canada's relationship
to developing countries? Are we
saving them or screwing them?
Informal debate on the subject
noon Thursday in Education 204
with profs Mike Wallace of
political science and John Conway
of history, Gail McGree and
International House director Colin
Smith leading the discussion.
He shoots
Phil Courneyeur, who has just
returned from South America,
will speak on Argentina, Chile:
which way Latin America? noon
Wednesday in SUB 207-209.
The talk, sponsored by the
Young Socialists, will discuss
recent political trends in South
VOC safe
The varsity outdoors club is
holding   a   used   equipment   sale
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in
SUB 205.
Anyone interested in selling
their own old stuff bring it to the
VOC clubroom in SUB basement
any noon hour.
Volunteers are needed for a
psychology experiment.
The Canada Council has
awarded a grant to John Yuille of
the psychology department to
form a study on the effects of
Anyone interested can go to
Angus 24 4:30 p.m. today, or
5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Grad reps
Nominations for grad class reps
for those faculties and schools not
yet represented will be taken
through undergrad societies
offices this week.
Students graduating with their
bachelors, MD or social work
degree this year interested in
helping allocate grad class funds.
Tween classes
Group   meditation   noon   SUB 211.
General meeting noon auditorium
annex 261.
Growth Group, Vancouver School
of Theology, room 171, 7-9 p.m.
every Tuesday.
Meeting noon SUB 105B.
Practice 11:30-2:30 SUB 125.
Fran Isaacs on women and witchcraft, 7:30 p.m., SUB ballroom.
Instruction for beginners today and
Thursday noon Brock 305.
Dr. Johnson speaking on "Government and Medicine" noon Instructional Resource Centre.
General meeting and Squamish
River plans noon SUB 205.
Film:   two showings at  12:45 p.m.
and 1:30 p.m., SUB auditorium.
General meeting in Richmond Hyatt
House at 7:30 p.rrf.
Meeting to  ratify constitution and
organize    curriculum   committee
meeting noon Buchanan 204.
General meeting, lecture noon SUB
"New   government    integration    of
social services" noon SUB 113.
General meeting Memorial gym 211
"Argentina and  Chile — which way
for   Latin   America".  Speaker:   Phil
Courneyeur in SUB 207-209 noon.
General   meeting   noon   SUB   clubs
General meeting and slides noon
Angus 104.
Practice noon SUB 125.
Meeting—Beer Garden, student
employment, speaker's committee,
noon, Angus 24.
General meeting 8 p.m. SUB 215.
Conrad French on The Purpose of
Being noon Buchanan 216.
Film: "Campamento A Neuva Havana", a documentary on a shanty-
town in Chile, noon, Buchanan 102.
Dr. Whitney on "Influences of
tumour size on cells — medicated
immunity and efficacy of immunotherapy" 4 p.m., Wesbrook 201.
Reshad Field on "Preparing for
Second Cycle of Man" and meeting
noon, SUB 213.
No meeting Thursday. Football
game, 3:30 p.m., Friday behind
Used equipment sale in clubroom at
noon. Bring equipment to sell before noon.
Debate between Dr. K. J. Holsti and
Dr. Paul Cappon on "American
Imperialism in Canada: Myth or
Reality?" noon, SUB 212.
Bible study technique, noon, SUB
Meeting, 7 p.m. in front of the
Vanguard forum, 8 p.m., 1208
Lecture noon, Angus 207. "Processing without Awareness" by Dr. Cor-
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cartridge, list $200. Your cost
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presents yet another in the never
ending series of Dr. Bundolo's
Pandemonium Medicine Show,
today, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 12:30.
in  SUB  Theatre.   It's Free! ! !
one female. Black, three months
old. 243 West Kith Avenue, Tuesday, Friday,  4  to 6  p.m.
Note Re:
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experiment on Meditation effects begins today. Additional
volunteers please report to:
Room 24,
Henry Angus Building
today, Oct. 23 at 4:30 or
tomorrow, Oct. 24 at 5:30
to act as night staff in small
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Birds lose
All things being equal, the Thunderbird football team should have
won Saturday's game against the Calgary Dinosaurs.
The reason they didn't isn't something you can practice. It isn't
something a coach can buy and hand out. What it is can't be exposed by
any study of game statistics.
It's called confidence.
Yet it's more than the word or any dictionary meaning. It's the
knowledge that your team can beat the other. Not a wishful thought but
a gut feeling. It's the type of thing Joe Namath had when he predicted
the Jets; winning the Super Bowl. The type of feeling the Packers had
when they set a winning record unprecedented in professional football.
It's the type of thing the Birds lack.
Coach Norm Thomas said after the game that it was the lack of firm
leadership. Yet leadership is only a manifestation of it. Perhaps the
placing of faith in something concrete instead of an ethereal quality —
pictures; of Patton praying for victory, of Knute Rockne's half time pep
talks, of natives dancing about to appease the gods come to mind,
showing how primitive, how primeval the belief. A leader seems to
appear when it occurs. Perhaps he is needed to explain the chemistry of
this confidence in action.
All this week the Birds have had great practices. Thomas said that
they were the best set of practices that the team has had, that any Bird
team that he has seen has had.
The breaks, the luck of the game, tended towards the Birds
Saturday. The interception by Ten Hon Choo from a tip by Sal
Giacomozza; the catch by Wayne Johnson after a deflection by a
Calgary defender; the fumble that Calgary lost near their own goal line;
showed which way the fortunes turned.
Yet the Birds still lost.
It's true the offensive line was a sieve. "The weakest spot on the
team," Thomas said of it. It's true the defensive line put no pressure on
Don Siler, Calgary's quarterback. It's true that the officials seemed to
have a special penchant for frustrating the Birds.
The Birds still should have won. Despite all the handicaps the team
labors under, the lack of depth, the lack of great talent in key positions,
the lack of size and weight, they should have won Saturday's game.
win at rugby
Page 7
Rob Jenkins scored two second
half tries, both on brilliant runs, to
lead the UBC rugby team to a first
division rugby win in a exhibition
game against the Georgians on
Frank Carson opened the scoring
mid-way through the first half on a
scrum rush. Dave Whyte converted to make the score 6-0 at half
UBC once again demonstrated
their prowess as  a  second half
team as Ro Hindson opened the
period with a penalty goal. Then
Jenkins provided this two tries by
running through the Georgian
team  untouched leaving them
floundering. Whyte converted the
first trie and the final score was 19-
2 All the UBC teams fared well as
The Braves rolled to a convincing
28-0 win over Georgians seconds.
Bruce Gillespie of UBC, scored
the first try and set up the second
for a 8-0 half time lead. The second
half belonged to the Braves as they
scored four unanswered tries en
route to the win.
Against the Scribes the Frosh
team fell behind early in the game,
and found themselves down 6-4 at
the half. They rallied with three
quick tries in the second then
showed excellent defence to take
control of the game, and went on to
win 12-6.
In the final game the Totems
beat the Georgians 3rd's 26-6.
Rugby action this week sees the
lst's meeting Capilanos on Wednesday night at 6:00, on the lighted
field next to Thunderbird Stadium.
Next weekend the 2nd's meet
Capilanos on Saturday at Wolfson,
while the 3rd's take on Red Lions at
Douglas Park. The 4th's play
Pocomo at Hume Park with all
games starting at 1:00 p.m.
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DON CAMERON AND COMPANY bring down John Petroff, Calgary halfback. The Birds couTdnMiTorthe
Dinosaurs forever and lost 19-8 on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Cameron scored only touchdown for UBC.
No excuses offered
The Thunderbirds lost their fifth straight league
game 19-8 to the University of Calgary last Saturday
and no one even bothered to make excuses.
"Calgary kept us in the hole all afternoon and our
offence couldn't get us out," said head coach Norm
The Thunderbirds refused to blame the defeat on
field conditions even though it had rained steadily
throughout the game.
"I know one thing, it wasn't the field,", said
halfback Bruce Grist referring to the reason for the
"Calgary's linebackers were blitzing from the
outside. As soon as the ball was snapped I'd look back
to see Tarves getting nailed," said flanker Bill Baker.
"It was probably the worst game the offensive line
has played this year. It seemed a different man would
let down each play," said guard Derek La Croix.
"This was the first time we've ever won in Vancouver. We were pretty fired up," said Calgary
defensive tackle Barrie Mclntyre.
"UBC is a good hitting team, but our offensive line
did a real fine job of blocking and made my job easy,"
said Dinosaur fullback Gary Jackson.
"I wasn't too impressed with the Thunderbirds,"
said Calgary end Shane Wiley.
"They've got a lot to learn," said Coach Thomas
indicating the Thunderbird dressing room.
Applications are invited immediately from graduating students in
CHEMISTRY and COMMERCE for employment in production, technical
development, research, marketing and financial control.
Applications will be acknowledged in each case, and the "pre-screening"
process to decide on interviews will apply.
Closing date for applications is 31 October 1973, with interviewing on-
campus to begin soon afterward.
Kindly visit your PLACEMENT OFFICE for more complete information
about individual job opportunities, and how to apply.
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Tuesday, October 23, 1973
Quebec grits to win again
Quebecers will go to the polls Monday to
elect a new government, 3 1/2 years after
having elected the current Liberal government.
Current Quebec premier Robert Bourassa
gave no reasons for the election call in his
announcement. Speculators have suggested
that dissension within the Liberal ranks
may have influenced his decision.
Three cabinet ministers had resigned
before the election.
In the 33 days of the campaign, Quebecers
will choose a government and an opposition
from among the four political parties
contesting the election.
At the time that National Assembly was
dissolved the Liberals held 69 seats, Union
National 15 seats, Creditiste 11 seats and the
Parti Quebecois seven seats. Two seats
were held by independents.
All parties have so far concentrated their
campaign on attacking the PQ and its
platform for an independent Quebec.
The PQ for its part has been ignoring the
accusations levied against it and concentrating on presenting a responsible
middle of the road image. Its independent
policy is being presented not as a radical
solution to Quebec's socio-economic
problems but as economical advantageous
for Quebec.
Yvon Dupuis an ex Liberal, now head of
the Creditiste, is conducting an energetic
right-wing campaign, concentrating on the
rural areas where the party's support lies.
He has accused all other parties of having
socialist leanings and claims his is the only
free enterprise party in Quebec.
In opening his campaign in his home
riding of Saint Jean Dupuis in front of 1,500
persons he said he was trying to appeal to
brotherhood not to hate. He dedicated the
bulk of his 70-minute speech to attacks on
the press, on the PQ and the Liberal party.
At the end of the meeting he said it was too
late to talk about his party's program.
In subsequent meetings he has softened on
his attacks on the press and concentrated on
the PQ. He has also found time to talk about
his party's program.
He advocates the de-classification of
university professors whom he considers to
be too radical. He has also promised to increase the number of deputies in the
Dupuis has accused PQ leader Rene
Levesque of having betrayed Quebec by
promising to renew a contract to sell iron
ore rights to the United States.
He warned voters that if they really;
wanted to see hatred rage in Quebec they
should vote for the PQ whose philosophy was
based on hatred.
Teachers in all levels of education were
accused of being PQ agents first and
teachers second. "They are more interested
in spreading propaganda than in teaching,"
said Dupuis.
The Liberals did not escape criticism.
Dupuis singled out Claude Gastonguay,
Quebec's welfare minister, as undermining
all that was good in Quebec through his
"socialist" welfare schemes.
LOUBIER . .. attacks all-comers.
Dupuis has accused Bourassa of being a
puppet of the financial interests in Quebec.
Gabriel Loubier, head of the once
powerful Union National, is literally fighting
for survival in this election. Not only is his
own political survival at stake in this
election but so is the political survival of the
party he heads.
He has been quoted as saying he was not
elected leader to preside over the burial of
his party, precisely what he is trying to
The Union National dominated the Quebec
political picture until the provincial election
in 1970 when it was defeated by the Liberals.
Union National popularity in Quebec has
been decreasing consistently since the death
of former Quebec premier Maurice
Loubier opened his campaign in Saint
Charles, his home riding. The thrust of his
speech was an attack on the PQ.
Loubier said if the PQ won the election it
would promptly take Quebec out of Confederation at the expense of at least 40 per
cent of Quebecers, whose living standards
would drop drastically.
He also intimated that a PQ victory would
see Quebec turned into another Chile and
democratic privileges would be suspended.
"Quebec would experience first hand the
agony of Chile," said Loubrier.
Loubrier and Dupuis are appealing
essentially to the same people. In speeches,
they often mention Russia, Cuba and Chile
to paint a picture of the direction in which
Quebec is heading and will head unless their
parties are given a mandate to form the next
Neither man has presented a concrete
platform. Both have described their parties'
program in terms of platitudes.
They stand for a strong Quebec based on
the preservation of individual rights and
human dignity.
Bourassa is focusing his attacks on the
labor leaders as well as the PQ. He
prephased his attack on the union leader by
saying that he had nothing against them but
that they had been first to attack the
He accused them of being out of touch with
their rank and file whom he claimed were
not interested in politics, but wanted to see
law and order preserved.
Bourassa promised that his government
would introduce legislation to ensure that
essential services would not be affected
during strikes. He has also promised to do
all in his power to avoid strikes in the public
sector of the economy as the one that occurred in May of 1972.
Bourassa denied allegations that his
government is anti-labor claiming that no
Quebec government has done more for the
working man than his own.
Bourassa has presented himself as the
champion of law and order, protecting these
against attacks from the unions.
The main focus of the PQ campaign has
revolved around the budget for an independent Quebec the PQ presented Oct. 9.
The budget covers all the services
currently provided by the Quebec government and the federal government, except
for the armed forces and foreign affairs.
No tax increases are forecast in the
budget. On the contrary, a drop in taxes is
promised in two areas.
In effect the budget presents a blueprint
for major economic reform in Quebec.
Personal Income tax exceptions will be
abolished in favor of a system of credits.
The effect of this reform will be increased
taxes for those who earn more than $11,000 a
year and decreased taxes for those who earn
less than $8,000 a year.
If the PQ was to win the election Monday,
its budget would go into effect in' 1975.
During the first fiscal year expenditures
would be $12.5 million and income would be
$11.6 million, the balance would be raised
through loans.
The budget, a conservative budget, is not
surprising considering that its main author,
Jacques Parizeau, was an economic adviser
to three Union National premiers.
The budget is based on the assumption
that Quebec independence will be achieved
without any major upheavals, an assumption all the other political parties have
These parties have virtually ignored the
recommendations   made   in   the   budget.
Social services and industrial growth will be
worked on simultaneously in an independent
In order to ensure a balanced budget the
PQ would cut the budget of the civil service,
as well as the number of cabinet ministers.
An independent Quebec would have a very
small army as well as a modest diplomatic
The Liberal party has entered into this
election with the advantage enjoyed by all
encumbent governments. It can simply float
on its past record, which though unimpressive, is appealing in its stability and
apparent propriety.
Surprisingly, however, Bourassa has not
been content to rest on his laurels, but has
been very outspoken in his criticism of the
union movement. His strategy seems to be
aimed at forcing the unions to take a stand
in the election.
The Union National which forms the
present opposition is unlikely to remain in
that position after the election.
Despite the wealth of that party its
leadership has been unable to create any
enthusiasm among the electorate for its
Loubier has been speaking to half empty
halls at the majority of his rallies. The
Union National will be lucky to retain 10 of
its 17 ridings.
When the election was called it was
predicted that the Creditiste under Dupuis
would sweep the rural areas of Quebec as
well as the working class districts of
Montreal. This prediction simply has not
been fulfilled.
Dupuis has not managed to make any
inroads in the traditionally PQ areas of
Montreal. His party will probably split the
right-wing vote with the Union National.
This will leave the Creditiste with about
the same number of seats it had before the
election was called.
The party which will make the most gains
in this election will be the PQ because of
electoral reforms giving more ridings to the
urban areas. *
This new number of seats will more accurately reflect the percentage of popular
vote the party will get. It may take one or.
two Liberal seats and is expected to gain a
total of 15 seats, which would make it the
official opposition.
The Liberals will continue to form the
government and will retain a majority,
although it may be somewhat smaller. It is
unlikely that at a time of relative economic
prosperity the Quebec electorate would turn
against the Liberals.
The election will have no apparent effect '
on the political situation in Quebec. Power
will remain in the same hands, those of the
Liberal party.
The PQ will be unable to gain enough seats
to be an effective opposition. It will have an
opportunity however to make its presence
felt in the National Assembly, which may
help the party in future elections.
Ubyssey staffer Christine Krawczyk, arts %
4, is a political science major.
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