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 Kenny blasts profs:
not enough failures
—marise savaria photo
GRANT SCOTT, aka The Bear, gets lesson in personal hygiene, not to mention military discipline, as an
estimated 20 pounds of hair falls to the floor. Scott, in an attempt to clean up campus for Commerce week,
is setting an example for other Angus types.
Senate bogs down on brief
Vol. LV, No. 33
NOVEMBER 29, 1973
Social event
of year set
The Ubyssey staff formally
requests your presence/presents
at a party to celebrate our last
paper of the term, 12:30 p.m.
Friday in the Ubyssev newsroom,
SUB 241K.
Refreshments will be available
until the supply runs out. After that
donations will be accepted.
Everyone including people,
staffers, lackeys, Young Socialists,
engineers, realists, Alma Mater
Society hacks, university employees, professors, administration heavies, canteloupes,
campus quasi-cops and large full
bottles of liquor are invited.
Senate Wednesday night dealt
with only four of 20 recommendations from a senate report
on the Universities Act — and
defeated any motions of increased
student participation.
Senate approved the recommendation that a "provincial
universities' commission" be set
up as an intermediary between
universities and colleges and the
provincial government, but
defeated motions that students be
voting members of this commission.
Senate defeated a motion by
student senator Art Smolensky
that students and non-academic
staff be added to the recommendation calling for one-third
faculty membership on this
commission of 10-15 persons.
A part of Smolensky's motion
calling for the deletion of the
report's original recommendation
that the appointees have at least
five years experience on a B.C.
university faculty was also
Student senator Graham Burns
then asked that the amendment be
reworded to delete any reference
to non-academic staff and include
only students.
Burns also asked that the five-
year experience provision be
amended to two years experience.
Burns said he believed this shorter
required period would be of advantage to students and to faculty
members coming from non-B.C.
universities who had experience on
a faculty elsewhere.
Burns' motion was also overwhelmingly defeated.
However head librarian Basil
Stuart-Stubbs later had an
amendment passed for the report
to recommend "non-academic
employees with degrees" be included in the possible academic
membership on the commission.
Student senator Svend Robinson
said he objected to Stubbs' motion
because he said it was unfair to
veteran non-academic staff
members in particular.
"Why should someone
necessarily have to have a degree
to properly understand what is
going on? "Robinson asked.
"Surely, for instance if someone
has been on staff for 30 years they
are potentially as competent as
any degreed person to understand
the workings of the university."
Stubbs disagreed with Robinson
saying he believed non-academic
staff representatives on such a
See page 2:  SENATE
Arts dean Doug Kenny says not
enough students are being failed in
home of his faculty's courses.
In a Nov. 14 memo to his
department heads, Kenny says 11
courses are suspected of having
low standards because students
were given too many first classes
and too few failures.
He acknowledged the situation is
improving from past years,
however the 1972-73 registrar's
mark distribution report "raises
questions about the maintenance
standards" in certain courses.
They are: anthropology 412,
creative writing 202, English 305,
German 100 and 200, home
economics 343, 360 and 362,
linguistics 100, political science 311
and psychology 401.
First classes in these courses
range from 39 per cent in
linguistics 100 to 75 per cent in
home economics 360 with eight
having no failures and English 305
reporting a one per cent failure
rate. Failure rates for creative
writing and the two German
courses have been omitted from
Ihe memo.
Kenny points out certain average
percentages of failures and first
classes should "be remembered"
by faculty members. These are 8,6
per cent first class and 5.3 per cent
failures in lower division courses
and 14.8 and 3.3 in upper division.
"While one cannot of course
expect rigid uniformity of marking
procedure in a faculty as large and
varied as ours there is some reason
to have doubts as to the academic
standards applied in some cases I
have cited," Kenny continues. "I
hope that all heads will give
serious thought to the problem of
maintaining proper standards in
courses offered in (sic) this
Some department heads and
professors contacted Wednesday
disagreed with Kenny's analogy
that low failure rates mean low
"If students work hard they
should be rewarded in that way
(good marks)," said linguistics
professor Bernard Saint-Jacques.
"I think last year's grading was
fair, the students were good and
they worked hard.
"You can't force any one system
of evaluation on all departments of
the university."
Creative writing head Robert
Harlow said selection of his
department's students is based on
creative material they submit and
they are considered second-class
calibre students-when they begin
the course. "We deal on improvement in this course not on
marks," he said.
German    department    head
See page 2: GRADES
Union signs 50%
An independent group organizing UBC library and
clerical workers has signed 540 members, more than
enough to gain union certification.
A spokesman announced the Association of
University and College Employees has now signed
over 50 per cent of a potential bargaining unit of 1,050
and plans to announce Friday when they will apply
for formal certification.
A similar attempt to form a union failed last year
but a strong organizational drive began on Sept. 11
has succeeded well before the Dec. 10 deadline,.
"The AUCE is a completely independent union,
formed by UBC staff because existing unions have
done little to organize the unorganized, particularly
women office workers," a spokesperson for the
organization said Wednesday.
"The successful organizing drive has been carried
out entirely by UBC staff themselves with no paid
organizers and no financial aid from the outside."
Most organizing was done during the volunteers
lunch hours, with the center of operations being a
room rented by the union in the Student Union
The majority of the signees were from the library,
largely because most volunteers worked there, with
the main difficulty in signing members being in the
Angus and MacMillan buildings, mostly through lack
of organizers, a spokesperson said.
There may be delay in applying for certification
because the union would like a stronger majority
before going to the Labor Relations Board, the
spokesman said.
Until the formal application is made members will
continue to be signed in SUB 228 or by phoning 224-
5613. Page 2
Thursday, November 29,  1973
EUS project gets support
By JAKE van der KAMP
The engineering undergraduate
society's project to renovate buses
in Vancouver so they will be easier
to board is receiving support from
people and groups all over Canada,
according to project co-ordinator
Phil Lockwood.
Lockwood said Wednesday the
EUS has received letters supporting the project from people in
various cities in Canada and from
such groups as the Canadian Arthritis Association.
He also said newspapers across
Canada have been publicizing the
The EUS wants to modify the
buses because many older and
handicapped people have problems
getting on and off them —
especially when carrying parcels.
Modification could also save B.C.
Hydro   a   great   deal   of   money
because buses would not have to
wait as long at every stop if people
managed to get off and on more
quickly, Lockwood said.
He cited the opinion of experts
who say if the buses in London,
spent one-second less at each stop,
the bus service would save 1.25
millions pounds sterling (about
$3.13 million) a year.
Lockwood said the project has so
far received $6,400 for its research.
Altogether $5,400 has been donated
by the UBC transportation centre;
$500 has come from the
engineering grad class of '58; and
another $500 came from administration president Walter
Gage as a personal donation.
Lockwood said $70,000 will be
needed if the project is to be fully
completed and a modified bus put
on the road. He said the EUS has
not yet started soliciting funds but
is confident industrial concerns
•will donate all the money needed if
Currently the project is divided
into three groups: physical
renovation in which existing buses
are being studied; conceptual
design in which ideas for
modification are proposed and
tested; and data collection in
which information on how people
board buses is being collected.
The EUS has obtained a 1946
trolley bus which is at present
being torn apart, Lockwood said.
The bus has just recently come out
of service and the structure is
similar to that of trolley buses still
on the road, he said.
Proposed design changes so far
consist of moving the front door to
just behind the front wheels or
making a large central door which
could be used both for entry and
exit, he said.
Lockwood said one of the biggest
problems at the moment is people
having to board and pay their fare
at the same time. He said the
people working on the project are
trying to find a way of separating
these two functions.
Grades not good index
Senate 'bit strange'
From page 1
commission   "should   have  some
part in the academic function."
After Stubbs' motion passed
education professor Roland Gray
said he thought senate's action a
bit strange saying that if non-
academic staff was to be included
in the recommendation then surely
it was the spirit of senate that
students be included as well.
Due to Robert's Rules of Order,
Gray could not re-introduce a
motion on student participation on
the commission.
However because of further
confusion over the exact implications of the one-third faculty
composition of the commission
clause all parts of the recommendation delaying with the
composition of the commission
were referred back to the senate
committee on the Universities Act
for further discussion.
Earlier though an amendment
by Burns was passed calling for
wording of the recommendation be
changed to provide special consideration be v to make sure
"members (of the commission) be
from as many social and economic
segments of society as possible."
Senate did not deal with parts of
the report's recommendations
dealing with changes in the
structure of the boards of governors and senates of B.C. universities.
In passing the first recommendation of the committee's
report senate did approve the
principle of setting up at least two
separate commissions, one to deal
with administering universities the
other regional colleges.
High price of metal
keep plastic in SUB
The use of plastic cutlery has been continued in SUB cafeteria
because of cost and insufficient amounts of metal cutlery, SUB
cafeteria dietician Mary Stovell said Wednesday.
Stovell told The Ubyssey disposable knives, torKs ana spoons were
being used along with metal ones to accommodate customers with takeout orders.
"Hopefully all those with take-out orders will use them," she said.
"We also use them during periods, such as last week, when we're short
of metal cutlery."
"We only have a certain number of dollars with which to buy cutlery,"
Stovell said when asked why the food service did not buy more
metal cutlery to make up for the shortage.
"I believe last week, the day we were short, cutlery had been
issued, but we didn't receive it until the next day," she said.
From page 1
Michael Batts said marks vary
between years because of the
varying difficulty of final exams
but "these things happen I suppose."
As for the memo itself: "Like
everything else I'll file it away and
forget about it," Batts said.
Assistant arts dean Donald Soule
said the marks themselves prove
nothing but they make the standards suspect.
"Grades are not an absolutely
reliable index but suggest a
question about the standards in
evaluating each course," he said.
"If students are graded by one
standard in one course and another
somewhere else it's not very good
from students' point of view."
One student in linguistics 100 this
year gave this assessment of Saint-
Jacques and the course:
"The probable reason for the
course having a low failure rate is
because he is a very good teacher
unlike some in other departments.
Students understand the course so
well they just don't fail," he said.
"Classics for example would
probably be able to comply with
Kenny's standards."
However one acting department
head said the high number of good
marks in political science 311 were
the probable result of a "fairly
eccentric" marker. R.S. Milne said
Paul Smoker, who taught the
course last year, had his own ideas
about marking. "I guess it just
comes down to different views of
Home economics head Melvin
Lee said his department is having
a meeting to evaluate its courses
and will not know until then if
standards were low in the courses
cited by Kenny. He denied the
meeting was called especially
because of the memo saying only
"it brought it to our attention
The following is a percentage
breakdown of the so-called substandard courses and the number
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Pit may open Mondays next term
The new Pit may be opening
Mondays starting in January if its
current popularity continues, a
management committee member
said Wednesday.
Rick   Murray,   former   Alma
Mater Society co-ordinator said the
current demand on The Pit could
mean extra staff will be hired.
"The Pit has only been open five
days a week to make it a regular
five-day-week for a manager, and
because the cost of  being  open
Mondays was deemed too high," he
The Pit, which holds 380 persons,
has had line-ups most nights it has
been open, Murray said.
"If we don't take into account the
wear and tear on the furniture it's
—marise savaria photo
MASSIVE CHOPPER broods outside Main Library as dissipated Leader of the Pack - varroom, screech, etc.
- researches his paper on Baroque art. Ricco "the Glandular Secretion" Torque, owner of the gleaming
'bird', admitted to Ubyssey fotog Marise Savaria, his complete disdain for physical exercise from libraries to
the Buchanan building. He vowed he would not set foot on the ground again until the sweet departed soul of
his beloved Ramona — oo wah, ooh wah — was avenged.
AMS to hold Bremer talk
during January noon meets
The Alma Mater Society's education committee is
planning to hold discussions on the Bremer commission's report on post-secondary education.
AMS president Brian Loomes said Wednesday
noon-hour discussions will take place for two weeks in
January. He said the discussions would enable
students to formulate some ideas on the report before
the public hearings on it are held later in January.
"We'll get people talking about the structure of the
university and we'll bring in student representation
on faculty committees," he said.
The Bremer report proposes changes in the major
governing bodies of B.C.'s universities but does not
propose increasing student representatives on these
Education committee chairman Graham Burns
said Wednesday he wants to have a panel of student
senators discussing the Universities Act. Burns said
he is also planning to ask someone from the
provincial department of education to speak on the
NDP's views of higher education and to ask John
Bremer on campus for a discussion with students.
Burns said these are only tentative plans and
because of exams nothing can be done until after
. The education committee has been working in coordination with the AMS speakers committee this
year. The committees are operating on a budget of
$1,000 each.
making a fortune," he said. "Even
with the depreciation on the Pit, it
is making a nice profit."
AMS co-ordinator Joanne Lindsay disagreed with Murray. "I
think the traffic is going to slow
down after the novelty wears off.
Afternoons are already not as
packed as they were the first
week," she said.
Lindsay said the addition of
Monday to the five-day schedule
might force a change in the staff,
composed mostly of part-time
student workers. The present
structure gives the Pit a different
atmosphere than the conventional
pubs in the city, she said.
Murray said he favors keeping
staff in the present form as long as
However, he said he believes the
only staff changes made by the pub
opening Mondays would be to have
the assistant manager or another
part-time worker take over
managing the Pit for Monday or
another relatively light night, and
to hire more part-time workers.
Both Murray and Lindsay said
incidents of vandalism have
become infrequent and are no
longer a major problem.
Two of the solid mahogany
tables, worth $90 each, had to be
withdrawn from use during the
first week because they had been
carved and covered with graffitti.
Murray also said there has been
a crackdown started on under-age
drinking although there is no firm
directive from management to that
effect. Everyone entering the Pit
must now show an AMS card and
may be required to show a driver's
licence or liquor card in the future,
he said.
Murray expressed his
satisfaction with the Pit project,
which he has worked on since 1971.
Lindsay was not as satisfied as
"An awful lot of energy was put
into The Pit which I think could
have been used in other areas,"
she said. "We're not getting to the
root of the problems of society by
escaping in an atmosphere like The
Pit's," she said.
Although the AMS will not be able
to get a draft beer licence until the
provincial liquor regulations are
changed, Lindsay said SUB
management committee is
prepared to apply for such a
licence as soon as the laws are
AMS ineffective,
says treasurer
The present structure of the
Alma Mater Society is ineffective
AMS treasurer John Wilson told
council Wednesday night.
Wilson said the current system
was put together 15 years ago and
therefore is no longer sufficient for
the operation of the AMS.
"At the moment it has lost
contact with the undergraduate
societies, its greatest constituents," he said.
Wilson asked council to look at
the way the AMS is composed to
get some idea of how it should be
changed to be effective for the next
10 years. Council approved a
motion that the constitutional
revisions committee be instructed
to investigate the structure of the
AMS with a view to re-writing its
Council also approved a motion
by Wilson to appoint five law
students as the AMS defense
council in the student court
hearings on whether the AMS has
the right to ban free distribution of
publications from the UBC campus.
Wilson said the five students,
Larry Halbauer, Tom Peach,
Terry Stewart, Gerry Owen and
Jim McLellan, are highly qualified
for the job.
He expressed concern that the
position the AMS takes in the
hearings may hurt its case before
real courts should the matter be
taken there. The motion appointing
the students specifically instructs
them to co-ordinate their
arguments through. Wilson so that
any base of defense in another
court would not be impaired by
representations made to student
In other business a $100 grant
made to the abortion action
committee to bring a speaker Anna
Cushman to UBC was cut to $50
when it was noted she attracted
only 25 people.
A grant of $150 made to the
Chilean solidarity committee to
bring Hortense Allende, wife of the
late Chilean president Salvadore
Allende, to speak at UBC was cut to
$75 because council members felt
students could easil5y attend her
speech at John Oliver High School.
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Awning have initiated a new grading
system that might very well alter the
very foundation of education in North
The new system, colloquially known in
the academic world as F.O. — literally
'Flop Orientation' — proposes the
complete redesign of the success-geared
educational system to one existing solely
to confound and discourage the student in
any given discipline. The main architect
of the new order, Wendell Mundane, gave
newsmen a preview of things to come
Wednesday with the unveiling of the
Zitding Memorial Vomitorium, a
monumental cardboard structure
towering inches above the adjacent
Montmorency combination skating rink
and administration building.
The Zitding Vomitorium, which seats
15 students out of a student population of
2,500, is constructed with the sole intent
of rendering a minimum yield of student-
teacher concentration. So designed as to
contain no more than five-cubic-feet of
oxygen at any given time, the
vomitorium also offers as distractions:
o An incredibly weak north wall,
necessitating all students to lean against
it while the lecture is conducted at the
opposite end of the vomitorium;
o Piped-in barnyard and street noises
carefully modulated to overwhelm the
voice of the lecturer;
o Compulsory headphones translating
the lecturer's speech into esperanto;
o Rigid temperature control — no
warmer than 30 degrees below zero, the
common freezing point for human blood
and the ink in ballpoint pens;
o A regulated flow of sulphur gas into
the building's ventilation system;
o Exits and entrances that
automatically lock shut when the lecture
The vomitorium is named after Roscoe
B. Zitding, a regional ingenue who set the
19th century scientific world astir with
the discovery of dysentery, and who is
credited with the first prototype design of
the anal suppository.
"The Zitding Vomitorium is a
springboard from which we plan to
launch the F.O.", Mundane said. "By
next fall we should have all classes and
seminars held in the Vomitorium and in
five years our enrolment will quadruple.
Mundane contended the F.O. system
allowed for a much higher student turnover than with the present outdated
systems in post-secondary education.
"For the first time failure is no longer
the exception but the rule," Mundane
told newsmen. "This is the one and only
educational system that is truly
proletarian," he said.
Mundane also summarized the principles of the subsequent new grading
system, which he called F.O. marking.
"The concept is simple," he said.
"Whereas the common practice in most
colleges and universities has been to
correct and criticize irrelevant factors in
the student's work, we have gone one
step further. We not only correct
irrelevant factors of the student's work,
we correct these irrelevant factors incorrectly."
"For instance, if young Johnny writes
an essay on the homosexual tendencies of
Brecht, it is not enough merely to ignore
the theme and content of the paper, and
to correct grammar and spelling
But to totally mislead the student
in even these factors is F.O. marking."
Mundane elaborated on future
developments of the F.O. system in
terms of social problems. "Think, just
think of the enormous number of losers
and social derelicts who will suddenly
find themselves significant contributors
to society," he said. "Not to mention the
enormous aesthetic value in being the
first on your block to flunk
Psiolinguistics 235." Page 4
Thursday, November 29, 1973
Dougie separates
wheat from chaff
Arts dean Doug Kenny has discovered a
grievous error in marking procedures of
some of his faculty's courses.
The problem is that too many people are
getting first class marks in certain slack
Not only that, but horror of horrors,
some of the courses aren't having any
failures at all.
Kenny, as would any well informed
faculty dean, has detected this scandalous
practice thus proving once again the old
adage that "crime does not pay".
How did he find out all this was going on,
you ask?
For example take Anthropology 412.
This course has had a record of 51 per cent
first class marks and zero failures. Or how
about Home Economics 360? This incredible
offender had 75 pes cent first classes and
again absolutely no failures?
No failures?
What could those miscreant professors be
thinking of? Don't they realize that one of
the basic facts of life is that there must be
After all how else could we tell who the
successes are? %
Don't the professors realize that once the
graduate schools find out — through
statistics, of course — that UBC is an easy
mark they will be less considerate of
admitting our students to prestigious
graduate programs.
Can you image the reaction of the
Well, obviously Kenny's fear that
standards are lax at UBC is well founded and
we salute his resolute determination to keep
this sort of thing from continuing.
The only other possible explanation is
that these courses are actually well taught,
that students taking them are really learning
as much as they need to know, and as a
result when exam or essay time rolls around
everyone demonstrates their excellent grasp
of the subject material.
But how absurd. Good teaching in the
arts faculty? Students actually learning?
Good quality work being produced?
We're glad to see Kenny didn't even
bother to investigate that silly notion.
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before the student court.
First, the Alma Mater Society,
as a society, has the same rights
regarding property as any other
individual, corporate entity, or
other society. The only limitations
placed on the society are those
required by law. However, that its
operations are limited by law does
not presume or imply that it is
denied enjoyment of those
privileges, duties, rights and
obligations that any other legal
entity has.
A society has the right, within
the law, to own property. A society
has basically the same rights as
Energy Crisis
Administration president Walter Gage, like many others, is
over-reacting to what he claims to be "the international energy
crisis". (The Ubyssey, Nov. 27)
The only international crisis involves petroleum, which is only a
part of energy used by man. Predictably, all fossil fuels will be
burned up. So in order to prolong the existing supply, we must use
oil and gas efficiently to have time to transfer to other energy
But why does Gage want "lights, typewriters, office
machines, ventilating fans and other electrical appliances turned
off when not needed"???
Why is North Van district not putting electric Christmas
lights on municipal hall this year???
Such things run on electricity.
Now to the unwashed, electricity is not a fossil fuel. There is
no limited amount of electricity.
But Gage wants us to "conserve energy". As far as fossil
energy goes, he is exactly right.
But electricity does not sit in a tank waiting to be used. B.C.
has a great productive capacity for hydro-electricity. This means
that B.C.'s electricity comes from moving water. If you look out
your window, you'll see there is no shortage of that.
Gage wants to reduce our use of the continuously replenished
supply of electricity because there is a shortage of fossil fuels.
We will only have to worry about our electrical supply when
everyone switches to electric heaters. And that ain't gonna
happen for a mighty long time.
But, undaunted, our president says more strange things:
1) "Incandescent bulbs should be switched out when a room
is to be vacated even for a few minutes."
Someone should tell him about the net increase in wear on a
bulb's filament and gas when they repetitively get cool and then
hot from being constantly switched on and off.
2) "Fluorescent fixtures should be turned off ... whenever a
room is unused for half an hour or longer."
Someone should tell him that the heat from the lights is included in planning a building's heating system. Gage's suggestion
will only reduce the electrically produced heat and will make the
furnaces burn longer to compensate for the loss. More fossil fuel
will be used, than if the lights were left on.
The real crisis is that people react irrationally to critical
situation in which they unthinkingly include themselves. At least
two presidents have reacted in this way.
I'm not going to write any more or else my lamp will waste
too much electricity.
Laurence Leader
arts 4
has any other individual in his use
and enjoyment of his property. The
difference between the two is that
in a society it is usually the case
that the determining of the mode,
and the specifics of the use of the
property are decided by an elected
One of the first restrictions
usually placed by the society on the
use and enjoyment of its property
is to limit access to the property to
society members and to determine
the mode and specifics of the use of
the property on the part of its
members. The society may decide
these by elections, the operation of
its constitution, by referendums or
in the day to day operation of its
However, that the elected
representatives of the society may
choose to be lax in the application
of these restrictions does not mean
that the right to limit access to the
property has been cancelled. They
can choose to be, within the limits
of some too obvious laws, as
discriminatory as they like when
deciding who has or does not have
access to the society's property.
For example if I choose to let one
person or a group of people on my
land or into my house this does not
mean that I have forfeited any
right to exclude them if I choose to
do so. Nor does it mean that they
can expect to enjoy access to my
property indefinitely. I can be as
arbitrary as I want to be.
The Alma Mater Society has the
same right with respect to its
property. It cannot deny access to
the society's property to any
member (in good standing) of that
society but, it can limit or restrict
or deny access to that property on
the part of any who are not
members of the society.
The society then has the rights of
limitation and restriction concerning its own property. But that it
chooses not to apply any restrictions today does not mean it cannot
be restrictive tomorrow. And
where the use of the society's
property on the part of a non
member interferes with the
society's use of that property it
must then obviously decide to limit
or restrict or deny the non member
access to the property, and what
constitutes interference is a
decision to be made by the society
itself. And if it decides to do this
during the day-to-day operation of
the council and the rest of  the
members acquiesce it is just as
binding as if it had been done by
any other of the possible methods.
Therefore I would like to suggest
that the council consider the
possibility of the bringing of
charges of trespassing against
those who persist in interfering
with the society's use and enjoyment of its own property. And if
not this then at least the denying
those who persist in interfering
access to the society's property.
Ken Strang
arts 4
Anyone who uses the library on
the top floor of the MacMillan
building knows that although it is a
-convenient place to work it does
lack up-to-date books and a wide
selection of journals in certain
agriculture/forestry subjects.
This is understandable due to its
limited size and, no doubt, limited
budget. However, it makes one
wonder when one peruses the bookcase housing new books and finds a
copy of Emily Post's Etiquette: the
Blue Book of Social Usage.
What a waste of time and
money! Among other bits of trivia
this book will serve to enlighten the
ignorant on such fine points as how
to act and dress when dropping in
on   the  Pope  and/or   the   White
House. If you're wondering how to
care for and display your
American flag, Emily has that
figured out too.
Under the circumstances, we
feel that this book is in extremely
poor taste.
Ken Giles
Scott Plear
food sciences
Would it be possible for those
inconsiderate fools who use the
SUB listening room for social
purposes to either use the lounge
for their talking or keep their
volume down to a dull roar.
I find it very distracting when
trying to listen to soft music if
there is someone talking with a
loud booming voice. After all, the
headphones aren't exactly
designed for keeping the noise out.
Douglas Oliver
education 1
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
November 29, 1973
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the writer 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 offices are located in room
241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial  departments, 228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; advertising,
Co-editors: Vaughn Palmer, Michael Sasges
Reminder to the gang 1) there will be a party in the office noon Friday 2)
we got a big paper today so show up 3) these worked: Ralph Maurer, Rick
Lymer, Vaughn Palmer, Ryon Guedes, Michael Sasges, Gary Coull, Dru
Spencer, Murray McMillan, Ken Dodd, Lesley Krueger, Alan Doree, Peter
Leibik, Jake van der Kamp, Gord Mullin and Pat Kanopsky. Thanx to Brian
and Jan for the ride.v Thursday, November 29, 1973
Page 5
Sometime ago, as I recall, a big
hassle ensued over Dan McLeod's
right to pass out free copies of his
paper, the Georgia Straight, here
on campus as it was thought the
Straight, being a 'commercial'
enterprise, would impringe on the
almighty   Ubyssey's   circulation.
Well, what's done is done, but
let's be a little fair about it.
Almost everywhere you go now
on campus you are accosted by
smiling chaps who pretty near
force you to take their literature, if
you can call it that: the Pacific
Tribune, the Vancouver Student,
countless pamphlets and all other
kinds of bullshit abound on the
I don't argue with their freedom
and right to print and distribute
their literature, but I do take issue
with The Ubyssey and the Alma
Mater Society for discriminating
against the Straight, while letting
all thse other publications circulate unhindered.
Especially since the Vancouver
Student, although not a 'commercial' enterprise carries advertisements which might impringe on The Ubyssey's revenue,
and was this not one of the main
issues of argument against the
distribution of the Straight?
Ron Joseph
science 2
There is an essential difference
between the distribution scheme of
the Pacific Tribune and the
Vancouver Student and that
proposed by Straight owner Dan
McLeod. Distributors of those
papers are permitted to stand at
campus locations and offer copies
of their paper to passers-by. When
day is done they must gather up all
copies not taken and remove them
from the campus.
McLeod, on the other hand,
wanted to bring thousands of
copies of his paper to the campus
dump them, and forget about
When the Simon Fraser
University student society offered
McLeod roughly the same deal as
the Tribune he refused. Apparently
he couldn't make enough money if
he had to'pay people to hand his
paper out, and to remove it from
campus at day's end—Eds.
The massage program you
reported in Page Friday (The
Ubyssey, Nov. 23) is not part of the
program of Arts One.
In future when you invade the
bedrooms of the student body
please understand that the scandal
you find there, though done by
• students of the university, is not
necessarily sponsored by the
university or its various programs.
Furthermore, one does get the
sense that the bedroom itself was
not invaded but that your reporter
was merely reporting gossip. I find
it hard to understand how a
newspaper of any calibre, even
yours, can substitute gossip for
Fred E. Stockholder
arts one co-ordinator
During the past two weeks
several students have voiced
complaints about the 'quality' of
the weights used on the circuit-
training facility in War Memorial
gymnasium. These complaints
*appear to be justified — thus steps
have been taken to rectify the
New rubber coated weights were
purchased for the circuit in September, however they were stolen
within the first two weeks of
It was decided that replacements
would be designed in a manner un-
~-   appealing for theft but suitable for
exercise purposes. Weights were
manufactured   by   the   physical
plant and installed on the circuit
during the first week in November,
however it has become obvious
that they are unsuitable.
We have now returned the
weights to the Physical Plant for
. structural modifications, but have
provided temporary replacements
in the interim. In another vein, our
universal gym has arrived and will
be installed during the Christmas
We ensure Recreation. UBC
participants that the weight
training facilities will be greatly
improved when they return in
Finally, we thank those students
who have provided constructive
criticism of the program. We
welcome your suggestions.
Len Marchant
student supervisor
Recreation UBC
the flow of student  power  has
I feel that the university student
press of the last few years (journalism department) has melted
under the banner lines of news,
ads, sports and reviews format
example in the media. Of these I
am not an avid reader.
Is Page Friday to become The
Ubyssey's Leisure rag (lord save
us from the boob tube) withall piz-
asss^ advertising potential?
My fears for you have been
Articles like Peter Duffy's Get a
Haircut; You're on your way to
Houston (The Ubyssey, Nov. 23)
show you still have excellent talent
on tap.
I look forward to the next
chapters with eagerness to have
brain electrons flashing again.
W. Callfford Fiphe
creative writing
The remainder of Peter's epic
will run in Friday's Ubyssey—Eds.
This is my first letter in the past
three years of my six years of
student 'vulga' servitude in this
institution-away-from-the-public. I
have witnessed and felt the winds
of faco-trend get progressively
reactionary and right wing while
Tuesday's article on the arts
undergraduate society student
representation meeting
misrepresented what was actually
taking place in the discussion. An
arts general meeting last week
passed a resolution asking senate
to return the Prang report to the
arts faculty for substantial
Monday's meeting intended to
further develop strategy as was
another meeting held Tuesday.
Our statements were given as two
possible positions which students
could decide upon at Wednesday's
meeting in Buchanan lounge (not
yet held when this letter was
We are both in support of equal
voice for students on all decisionmaking bodies within the
university. We also consider it
important to develop serious
political discussion on campus,
especially in the classroom with
respect to ideas and theories
We put forth two possible tactics
for obtaining these ends. The actual demands that students will
make when the arts faculty
reconsiders the Prang report will
be decided by arts students
themselves at Wednesday's
Bill Moen
AUS president
Brian Loomes
Alma Mater Society president
I too am writing in response to
Jim Dyck's letter on parking on
Marine Drive. His letter so infuriated me that I called the local
RCMP to complain, only to find out
that parking on Marine Drive is
now legal, the result of student
pressure in the past.
I was informed that complaints
to have "no parking" re-instated
can be directed to the Attorney-
General's department in Victoria.
The fact that Dyck isn't too
concerned about polluting the
environment with a used car lot,
the mess being inflicted on the
grounds, the door opening by car
owners into passing traffic,
jaywalking onto a busy thoroughfare, the U-turns from a parked
position, the poor visibility at night
and when it's raining and the
people who leave their parking
spots at night without turning their
lights on bothers me.
No parking should be restored
and Dyck will have to go back to
hitch hiking.
Stan Hoffman
grad studies 9
Tell us why you would choose life insurance
as a career. Or why you wouldn't
Maybe you've never even
considered a sales career in insurance. On the other hand, maybe
you realise that insurance is one of
the most challenging careers you
could tackle. For instance, did you
know that to qualify to sell life
insurance, you have to write a
comprehensive government
We'd like to know what you
think about a future in insurance; so
we're offering you this unique
opportunity. Simply write down
your thoughts—in approximately
500 words—on why you would
choose a sales career in life insurance. Or why you wouldn't.
We're awarding $500 Government of Canada bonds for the two
entries judged best—one "for", one
"against". So go to it, and let's have
your opinion. (If you'd like some
factual background information, feel
free to call your local Met Life
And, incidentally, if you think
you're good enough to be a
Metropolitan Life representative,
now is the time to think about the
future. So even if you don't enter
the contest, why not contact us and
talk it over. Write to Roy V
Chapman, Assistant Vice-President,
Metropolitan life, 180 Wellington
Street, Ottawa, Ontario KlP 5A3.
1 Contest is open to all students
due to graduate from a Canadian
university or college in 1974
or 1975.
2. Entries should preferably be
typed, or clearly handwritten, on
one side of the paper only, and
headed either: "Why I would choose
a sales career in life insurance" or
"Why I would not choose a sales
career in life insurance". Entries
should not exceed 500 words in
length and may be submitted in
either English or French. (Duplicate
prizes for each language.)
3. Each page of the entry must
include student's name, address,
university, course, and graduating
4. Entries must be mailed to: Gary
L Smith, Director, Communications,
Metropolitan Life, 180 Wellington
Street, Ottawa, Ontario KlP 5 A3;
and must be postmarked not later
than February X1974.
5. The final panel of judges will
include a Canadian university
instructor in a faculty of business, a
commercial writer and a representative of Metropolitan life.
6. The judges' decision will be final.
Material submitted becomes the
property of Metropolitan Life.
7. Employees or representatives of
Metropolitan Life, or their immediate families, are not eligible to
enter the contest.
8. All entrants will be advised by
mail of the contest results.
Metropolitan Life' Page 6
Thursday, November 29,  1973
Hot flashes
Nuclear power
to be
Here's your chance to listen
and ask questions of six nuclear
power heavies. Hugh Keenlyside,
former B.C. Hydro director, will
chair a public forum at the Hotel-
Vancouver Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
The panelists of the B.C.
government-sponsored forum will
be: Dr. John Gofman, former
associate director of Lawrence
radiation laboratory; Dan Ford,
economist, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology; Walter
Patterson of Friends of the Earth,
London; W. Bennet Lewis, former
vice-president for research and
development, Atomic Energy of
Canada Ltd.; Michael Pearce,
nuclear physicist, TRIUMF;
George Griffiths, ministry of
state: science and technology.
A two-hour question period
will follow.
Education commissioner John
Bremer will speak at UBC Friday
on social continuity and
discontinuity, sponsored by the
education faculty and the B.C.
Federation of the Council for
Exceptional Children.
Bremer will speak 8 p.m.
Friday in lecture hall 2 at the
Yevtushenko, perhaps the
best-known living Russian poet
will read his poetry Monday noon
in the SUB ballroom.
Yevtushenko, 40, is currently
touring Canada under the auspices
of the federal secretary of state's
Two of his best known and
most accessible volumes of poems
are Stolen Apples, and Bratsk
Station and Other Poems.
University of Washington
professor E. Hunt will discuss
application of computer science
concepts to psychology in a
colloquium sponsored by the
computer science department,
3:30 p.m. Friday in Angus 215.
Rankin, Phillips
Walter Hardwick's applied
science 160 and urban studies 200
classes will hold a discussion
between Mayor Art Phillips and
Aid. Harry Rankin 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday in education 100.
Discussion is open to everyone.
Bus stops
The campus bus service which
saves people the physical exercise
of walking from the parking lot to
their classes (and not from getting
wet) will not operate during exam
period. Service ends Dec. 7 and
resumes Jan. 7 at 7:30 a.m.
Happy walking, it will do you
Biff 81 featured
UBC professor J. B. McCreary
will hold a discussion noon today
in IRC 3, on Bill 81 which created
the B.C. Medical Centre and a
board in charge of medical
McCreary will also outline the
history of government and
medicine in B.C.
Photo contest
Photosoc is sponsoring its first
annual photographic contest in
SUB art gallery Jan. 13-19.
Deadline for entries is Jan. 5. For
more information  call 228-4405.
James Bay
Interested in the James Bay
native rights issue?
The Vanguard Forum is
holding a discussion and debate
on the topic 8 p.m. Friday, 1208
Attention , new journalism
groupies, surrealism freaks,
subjectivity freaks and first-person
fans. Peter Duffy is still alive, and
the final instalment of his
narrative will appear in the Page
Friday section of The Ubyssey
and will recount peril and
revelation in Portland, Ore., and a
special attraction, a conversation
with Ken Kesey. Follow the
intrepid protagonist's travels and
learn why the Millenium eludes
his grasp.
Tween classes
A   lecture   on   Gonzo   biology   in   a
tropical   pressure   cooker   by  Steve
Stearns, noon, bio-science 2000.
Demonstration  of  instruments used
in     restorative     dentistry,     noon,
dental building info desk.
Ray   Bystrom    speaks   on   freedom
from     sins     power,     noon,     SUB
Dr.  A.   Paul   speaks  on   the  call  of
three dimensional dicipleship, noon,
SUB 215.
Collegium     musicum    directed    by
John Sawyer, noon, music building
recital hall.
Public forum and discussion on the
development of class struggle in
Canada with speaker Will Offley, 8
p.m. Fisherman's Hall, 138 East
Meeting, 8 p.m., SUB 215.
Dr. McCreary,
medicine, on
medicine, noon,
former    dean    of
government     and
IRC 3.
Meeting noon, IH lounge.
General meeting, noon, SUB 105B.
Rap session, arts one blue room, 8
Everyone  encouraged to  vote their
view: either anti-abortion or pro-life
by telephone (926-2896).
Panel    discussion    on    James    Bay
Project versus Native Rights, 8 p.m.,
1208 Granville.
Party in SUB ballroom, 7 p.m.,
sponsored by aqua-soc, sailing,
sports car, sky diving, varsity
outdoors clubs.
Important organizational meeting
for  Christmas party, noon, IH 402.
General meeting, noon, east mall
annex 116.
Final general meeting for first term,
noon, SUB 105B. Dance, 8 p.m. arts
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Page 7
UBC flips rings
The UBC gymnastic team led by the performances of Bill
Mackie and Maurice Williams began the season with the Oregon
Open held Nov. 17 and 18.
UBC was the only Canadian university competing. American
universities which entered in the Open were Oregon State, University of Oregon, Portland State, Washington State, University of
Washington, and Brigham Young. Individuals also entered the meet.
The contest consisted of the six Olympic events. These are the floor
exercises, pommel horse, long horse vaulting, still rings, parallel
bars, and the horizontal bars.
Bill Mackie, with consistent scoring, placed fourth in floor
exercises and the all around competition.
Maurice Williams delighted the crowd with a powerful still ring
routine. He received a score of 9.25 out of the possible ten to take first
place in the event.
Sports flashes
JOHN.DAVISON (with headgear) gets tangled up attempting to shoot for a leg takedown against the Grads
Dennis Tazumi. Davison went on to gain a third round pin over Tazumi to help the Varsity, defeat the i Grads
in Saturday's meet.
The Thunderbird Winter Tennis
Classic Open began yesterday. It
will continue until Sunday when
Frank   Gnup   will   present   the
trophies at 4 p.m.
In men's singles, Ken Dahl from
SFU is the first seed. Doug Smith
from UBC is eight seeded. UBC
junior players Doug Holman, Peter
Kearney and Phil Moody considered among the top five juniors
in UBC will also partake.
In men's doubles Dahl and Peter
Vick from UBC will team up again.
The pair recently won the doubles
event in the Western Indoor
tournament at Richmond.
In the women's singles, Susan
Stone, coach of the women's team
and ex-UBC student, is top seed.
Donna Knox and Geselle Lajoie are
also representing UBC-
The Open is being held in the
Armories. Admission is free.
Bamboo curtain up
for hockey team
Hockey Night in China?
That's right, the Thunderbirds leave Vancouver Sunday for a
goodwill tour of the People's Republic. The trip, arranged by the
department of external affairs and the Canadian Amateur Hockey
Association, is part of the first cultural exchange between Canada and
The Birds will play seven games against the Chinese national team
and other clubs which coach Bob Hindmarch estimates are "the
equivalent of good Canadian junior teams."
Hindmarch feels the Birds should be two or three goals better than
their opposition but stressed the non-competitive nature of the tour.
"We're not going over there to win at all costs. We're going to give
them a look at Canadian hockey. Our players will be conducting hockey
schools and I'll be running coaching clinics. The games will be for the
purpose of evaluating each other's approach to the sport."
The Chinese national team played in the International Ice Hockey
Federation's Pool C world championship this year. Their competition
consisted of teams like Bulgaria, France, Great Britain and Hungary.
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Prof speaks at women s studies
Thursday, November 29,  1973
'Foolish' assumptions put to rest
English professor Annette
Kolodny "laid to rest some foolish
women's movement assumptions
about women writers" Tuesday at
the women's studies meeting.
Kolodny also did an about-face
on her previous theories of a
"unique feminine consciousness";
she now says there is not one, or at
least if there is, she does not know
what it is.
The first "foolish assumption" is
that until recently, women have
not   been   interested   in   writing.
Kolodny, an assistant professor,
refuted this by giving many
examples of women's writings
since about 1800. In the 1850s,:
women dominated writing and
were the main buyers of fiction —
but these writings were very
limited, containing nothing about
poor working girls or sensuality for'
In the 19th century Mary
Woolstencraft, Margaret Fuller
and Kate Chopin wrote about more
important aspects of women's
lives. The works of these three
were ignored and derided until
A recurrent theme in these
earlier women's writings  is  the
Officials deny Trudeau
to be next SFU president
Canadian University Press
Since a Canadian University Press dispatch about
the nomination of Pierre Trudeau for president of
Simon Fraser University, a number of official denials
have made it apparent the story was not entirely
Although Trudeau's nomination is before the
presidential search committee, it is unclear whether
Trudeau is the source of that nomination or whether
his name was put before the committee by someone
acting without the prime minister's approval.
A number of categories have been established,
however. Trudeau, as a member of the prime
category, will receive the committee's strong consideration.
Other famous personalities have also been listed by
the committee. All candidates for the presidency will
be measured against them. Eric Kierans, John
Kenneth Galbraith, Sylvia Ostrey and Pauline Jewett
have been placed in the prime category. None of
these people, however, appear to have been contacted
as yet.
i ne report that committee members were sworn to
secrecy while RCMP officers were present is incorrect. The members agreed voluntarily and in
formally that the proceedings should remain under
Such a statement, in fact, was released by Paul
Cote, chairman of the board of governors and the
search committee.
The search committee is in the very early stage of
proceedings and one thing that always seems to
happen in these proceedings is that they become
surrounded by a whole series of rumors which have
no foundation in fact.
"When the search committee and the university
have something of substance to say there will be an
announcement. Until then, this answer will apply to
any rumor." „
A United Press International story appearing in
The Province Nov. 19, said: "The spokesman (for
Trudeau) flatly denied rumors on the West Coast that
Trudeau was planning to resign to become president
of SFU."
The prime minister has "made it very clear that
he's here to stay," said the spokesman.
And when Trudeau was asked if he was in
terested in the academic life, he replied: "Ask me in
10 years," implying the world was unfolding as it
difficulty of finding time to write —
the demands of children and
husband prompted Katherine Anne
Mansfield to complain in her diary
and Tilly Olson, a working mother,
to write about this problem, said
The second foolish assumption is
to believe that we can discover "a
unique feminine literary style"
without looking at these older
works — that we need only study
the recent outpouring of women
Kolodny's about-face was to
proclaim that this assumption is
foolish. Her theories about a
"universal feminine mind" did not
take into account the older
Kolodny discussed some of the
common themes in modern
women's   writings   such   as   the
difficulty of finding time to write,
the "fear of being fixed in images"
and' "the world as a vast
hieroglyph that needs deciphering".
Margaret Atwood and Sylvia
Plath consider the world to be
"basically indecipherable and so
unknowable", so their impressions
of the world cannot be put down in
a connected way.
the . development of a unique
literary style is just beginning and
is the work of only a very limited
group of women, Kolodny said.
"Let us not yet make rules for
what women should write about —
rules such as 'women should write
about subterranean reality', or
'women should write connectedly'
— because we do not yet know the
unique feminine consciousness,"
she said.
Why men shouldn't
have the vote
WINNIPEG (CUP) — 1. Because men are too emotional to vote.
Their conduct at baseball games and political conventions show this,
while their innate tendency to appeal to force renders them particularly
unfit for the task of government:
2. Because no really manly man wants to settle any question
otherwise than by fighting about it;
3. Because a man's place is in the Army;
4. Because men will lose their charm if they step out of their natural
sphere and interest themselves in other matters than feats of arms,
uniforms and drums;
5. Because, if men should adopt peaceable methods, women will no
longer look up to them.
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