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 the Ubyssey
A majority of 2600
students is needed
for the current
referendum to reach
quorum.
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, Tuesday, September 26, 1989
Vol 72, No 6
Publication
ban lifted
by Steve Conrad
A gag order on campus media
was partially lifted last night after
consensus was reached in a last
minute meeting between The
Ubyssey, CiTR and the Student
Administrative Commission.
Representatives reached an
agreement allowing neutral coverage of the SRC referendum, but
banning any biased information,
like letters to the editor and editorials, during voting.
Late last week the SAC elections commission served notice to
The Ubyssey, stating absolutely
NO information regarding the
SRC was to be aired or published.
CiTR received their notice yesterday.
Earlier, Angela Pontikis, SAC
elections commissioner, had
claimed AMS codes and by-laws
required her to censor all campus
news coverage during the week of
the referendum, even though she
said she had not read the relevant
section.
"This isn't censorship, it's just
protecting students," said Pontikis.
"It [proofing the paper] is not
uncommon; it's done every year
and for every election...so that the
paper not take a biased view and
directly or indirectly influence a
student," explained Pontikis.
AMS general manager Charles Redden said, "I think that what
she may be referring to is that the
elections commissioner last year
did review with the editors anything that was obviously slanted
one way or the other."
Pontikis expressed concerns
that improper media coverage
could constitute grounds for invalidating the referendum and
thereby cause yet another vote to
be taken on the proposed recreation facility.
Staffers of both news agencies
were angered by the interdepartmental memorandum left at their
offices.
"Memos are very impersonal
and tend to be abit condescending,
especially when we're just down
the hall from each other," said
Lane Dunlop, CiTR president.
Pontikis agreed. "I should
probably have come in and talked
to you before you got the memo,"
she said, addressing the grievances of media representatives at
last night's meeting.
Dunlop said, "If quorum isn't
reached then well be back to last
year's outcome and certain factions will get their vote the easy
way; I think it's the duty of CiTR
and The Ubyssey to get the information out."
He added that he wasn't entirely satisfied with the agreement reached at last night's meeting, because the issue ofthe autonomy ofthe news coverage on campus was not addressed.
"It's a real threat to have the
people written about in the news
in charge ofthe funding," he said.
Proposed Recreation Facility.
Rec Fac money ignored
by Steve Conrad
The fate of approximately
$750,000 already raised for the
proposed SRC will be left up in the
air if students return a NO mandate in this week's referendum.
"The way the referendum is
worded there's no regard for any
monies previously collected," explains AMS general manager
Charles Redden.
A NO vote means the AMS
will be nearly $3 million short for
its expected contribution to the
SRC. If this shortfall is not forthcoming from other sources and the
SRC is not built, then an alternate
use must be found for the
$750,000.
Student Board of Governor
Representative Tim Bird identified the enhancement of existing
recreation facilities on campus as
one option for the money already
collected.
In order to release the money,
currently held in trust by the
administration, another AMS
general referendum will have to be
held, says Redden.
Elections commissioner
Angela Pontikis expressed concern over the amount of money
students pay for an issue that only
affects their fees by $30. Each referendum costs SAC approximately $8000.
In the event that there is not
enough voter turn out to decide the
SRC issue, the current referendum would be invalidated and the
$30 fee will remain in place.
A majority of 2600 students is
neededfor the current referendum
to reach quorum.
T-bird goes for the kill against Soviets.
STEVE CHAN PHOTO
Prof disputes tuition policy
OTTAWA(CUP/PEQ) — A new
study by Quebec's renowned public sector economist predicts doubling university tuition fees will
actually cost the government
money.
Clement Lemelin's recent
study shows that the Quebec government will save money in the
.short run by doubling tuition fees,
but will lose more money in the
long term because there will be
fewer well-paid graduates to tax.
Lemelin, an economics professor at the Universite du Quebec a
Montreal, also sits on a advisory
committee for the minister of post-
secondary education.
The author of a number of
studies on post-secondary education, he remains a proponent of
tuition fee increases, but not because it will save money.
"From the point of view of
social justice and fairness it's not
so clear that a tuition hike isn't
something useful," he said in an
interview.
Lemelin has argued in previous studies that taxpayers who
support the post-secondary system aren't normally the same
people whose children attend universities. In fairness, it should be
people who attend school that pay
for it, he says.
The study assumes that if
tuition fees double, enrollment in
Quebec universities will drop by
about 12.5 per cent (about 20,000
students).
Lemelin's scenario for a tui
tion hike includes increased funding for the loans and bursaries
system to meet the increased need
for assistance. Doubling tuition
fees would put about $65 million
into the provincial coffers.
His scenario does not account
for higher university budgets,
because they would need less
money with fewer students to
teach.
"It's mathematics," he said.
"You keep the same budget, but
with 12 per cent fewer students,
the budget per student goes up."
University tuition fees in
Quebec have been frozen for the
last 20 years to improve access to
education. Full time students pay
anywhere from $450 to $570 per
year.
Vandals rob Arts Undergrad office
by Martin Chester
The Arts Undergrad Society's
(AUS) office in Buchanan suffered
its second burglary in a week last
weekend.
AUS President Joanna
Wickie said over $500 of beer and
cider was stolen. Last week the
office was also broken into, but a
significant portion of the stolen
property was returned.
She suspects the most recent
break-in occurred late Sunday
night or early Monday morning.
"This is just the tip of the iceberg," said Wickie. There have
been eight other break-ins in the
Buchanan complex since September.
"We struggle so hard to conserve every penny we have and yet
this kind of theft and vandalism is
taking it away from students and
it is being allowed to flourish on
campus," Wickie said.
She complained that security
on campus is limited only two officers patrolling the entire campus
at night.
The only lead the RCMP have
is a pen left at the scene of the
crime, but they have been unable
to comment on the case yet.
The pen, Wickie said, was
used to write "Thanks .Artsies" on
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UBC Dance Horizons. Beginners
Tap Dancing Class. 4 pm-5 pm,
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Shoot B&W. 7 p.m., SUB Auditorium.
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12:30, SUB 130.
Pre-Medical Society. General
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am - 4:30 pm, Graduate Student
Centre Ballroom.
The Ubyssey will be holding two
seminars, one on newspaper design, and the other on photojournalism. SUB 241K 2:30 - 3:30 pm
An ENTERTAINMENT writing
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Seminar on Photojournalism
For all the daring photographers
out there. SUB 241K 3:30 pm.
Commerce Undergraduate Society. Volleyball between Commerce Options. Noon, Main Mall
Boulevard outside Henry Angus.
AMS External Affairs. Lecture -
"Reflections on Before & After
Tiananmen Square". 12:30, SUB
Auditorium.
Graduate Student Society. Female Grad Student Support Network - Discussion of Sexual Harassment Issues with Margaretha
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AMS Women's Committee. Wen-
Li-Do: Women's Self Defense.
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meeting. Noon, SUB 130.
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Jewish Students' Association/
Hillel. Torah Discussion Group.
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Great Wall Culture Club. Video
about Tiananmen Square Event;
Group discussion; "He*Shang* (in
Chinese). 6:30 p.m. to 12, Graduate Student Centre Garden Room.
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Group. Discussion: "Why euphoria in the sixties" in the series
"Thinking about the 60's". 7 p.m.,
Buchanan D352.
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Centre
General Organizaitonal meeting
for anyone interested in getting
involved.
Buchanan A102
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meeting - everyone welcome.
(Come see how this exciting, large
club works!) Noon, Asian Centre
Music Room (bottom floor of Asian
Centre.
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IBM Chapter. General meeting.
Noon, SUB Rm. 211.
UBC Lesbian Discussion Group.
Bring your lunch. Current topic is
"coming out". Meetings alternate
between Tuesdays and Thursdays. Noon, SUB Women's
Centre, Room 130.
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show tickets $1 in advance. Noon,
Henry Angus 110.
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learn collage (cut-and-paste) art.
No fee. Some materials supplied.
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SUB Theatre. Thur - Sun.
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Co-operative Education. Information meeting for 2nd year Mechanical and Engineering students. Noon, Hebb Theatre.
FRIDAY
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Juric & The Continentals (Expo
'86 Bavarian Beer Garde band).
Tix avail, in SUB Box Office.
8:30 doors open, Commodore
Ballroom.
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Everyone welcome.
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Commerce Undergraduate Society. Mr. Commerce Pageant. $1
admission. Noon, Henry Angus
110.
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Frosh Scavenger Hunt. 3:30 - 6
p.m., meet in SUB Rm. 216A.
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Bzzr Garden to celebrate Homecoming. $l/bzzr. CITR. 4:30 -
7:30 Buchanan Lounge.
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Students for Choice.
Organizational Meeting - all
welcome (female and male).
12:30, SUB 130 - Women's Office.
UBC Green Party
Meeting 12:30 SUB 224
Tuesday Sept 26
Ifyou are concerned about
the environment and wouldlike
an effective way to do something about it, come and find
out what we're up to.
This is our first year at
UBC, so anything's possible.
Just bring your enthusiasm
and good ideas.
Fighting for the environment has never been so much
fun!
Protest the IMF!
From Sept. 26 to 28 the
IMF and the World Bank Congress will be meeting in Washington DC. Both of these organizations grant loans to 'developing* countries in Asia Africa,
Central & South America who
are caught in a vicious circle of
debt & loan resulting in an increased dependence on the
IMF.
The impact of the IMFs
policies and their conditions of
repayment are devestaung _or
these countries. The results are
poverty, hunger & death.
Tues. Sept.26 12-2pm
Picket the CIBC
at Commercial & 1st
Wed. Sept.27 12-2pm
Picket at Main & Hastings
Thurs.Sept.28 12 noon
Protest: meet at the Burrard St.
Skytrain Station
2/THE UBYSSEY
September 26,1989 ■ ■■■'■ >■■ ■
FEATURE
"V yiv'WT '■"'
'£"-
In the Dark:
Guangzhou
by Chung Wong
GUANGZHOU —
Black smoke rises in
the streets. A stampede of
black government bikes
hustle along the sides. A
few men and women can
be seen spitting on the
sidewalk every now and
then. Taxi drivers seem to
try their best to get near
pedestrians. People are
everywhere. Poverty is
everywhere. But if you
live here, you forget, you
live on.
In this century Guangzhou,
formerly called Canton, was once
one ofthe world's most illustrious
trading ports sitting in its strategic position on the Pearl River.
Today, only darkness and a few
sparse lights can be seen on the
river-bank at night of this 2800
year-old city—an extreme contrast to the electric skyline of its
neighbor Hong Kong, whose prosperity has now eclipsed Canton.
The city died years ago but the
people—five million—continue to
live in its architectural skeleton.
When the sun shines, once
spectacular buildings are seen—
broken or covered in sootlike substances—left to rot, and to be lived
in by citizens of the city. The neglect is a result of both the severely
suppressive legislation of past
decades and continuing centralization of federal funds in the
north.
Substantial means of devel
opment have only come through
foreign investments which have
declined noticeably since the incident at Tiananmen Square in
Beijing.
"This week we had no electricity for five complete days," says
Lee Chang, a lifetime native of
Canton. "We have no electricity so
frequently that we are afraid to
use the fridge."
To reach Lee Chang's flat
which also houses his wife and
child, one must climb several
flights of steep concrete steps in
the dark.
"We have a lot of
problems...ten years ago electricity was the number one priority of
the government. An imminent crisis was foreseen. Originally, they
thought there would be enough
electricity, but they did not account for the huge population of
farmers which were eventually
converted to industry workers."
Chang is referring to the loss
of open markets and free enterprise in the advent of the state
farm which financially suffocated
farmers, forcing many to turn elsewhere for survival. The economic
reforms of Premier Deng Xiao
Ping earlier this decade, introduced sweeping economic changes
which spurred an influx of electrical appliances. The increased consumption of electricity overpowered the supply available in power
plants.
"Power plants can't keep up so
they don't bother—what's the use?
There's our fridge but what's its
use? It's just a decoration now,"
Chang says. "It sits there like that
old radio, like the doorbell, and the
TV."
CHUNG WONG PHOTO
Unlit Interiors are common in residential flats in Guangzhou.
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ARTS UfDERGRfiDUAT- SOCIETY
Leftover architecture from the opium era in Guangzhou.
They are just trivial philosophical contradictions, but the
accumulation of more severe contradictions have made them frustrating to Chang.
"This place (China) was a disaster area long before the Tiananmen Square situation. Before
the incident we were trying to
walk out of here—now we are
trying to run out of here," Chang
says in Chinese expressions.
TO the shock of many westerners, social problems created by the Cultural Revolution
(1966-76) still plague the fabric of
Chinese society. It was in the
Cultural Revolution that young
teenagers known as the Red
Guard were allowed to publicly
punish and hit professors, teachers, intellectuals, and carriers of
books in an attempt to create communal thought or common culture. Individualism suffered.
Schools were closed down for a
whole decade and thousands of
historical documents, or anything
else considered external to government ideals were either destroyed
or severely suppressed. Individual
cultural freedom was crushed.
In the British Colony of Hong
Kong one easily recognizes a resident of China by their seemingly
wind blown faces and inward expressions. Clothing is a dead giveaway. With the average wage
being $233 per month, residents in
Canton are pressured financially
to buy low quality clothing.
But they are also pressured
socially. Over a decade ago, most
people wore plastic shoes, and only
three solid colours of clothing
could be seen regularly on the
street.
Despite  a  greater  freedom
The Graduate
Student Society {GSS)
is getting involved in:
IMRT
Fireside Lounge,
Graduate Student Centre
7:30 pm
Friday, Sept. 29 '89
WHY DONT YOU?!
today, many Chinese still feel the
dark shadows of social pressures
which do not allow them to make a
break with the past and the uniformity it preached.
Still, the improvements from
a decade ago are remarkable.
Premier Deng Xiao Ping's
economic reforms brought prosperity for the people which increased individual and communal
morale. While foreigners were allowed to invest and develop, tourism increased, and overseas Chinese in way of professors, engineers and doctors infiltrated the
mainland. With the entrance of
Western entertainers, foreign culture began to nurture and wet the
once dry social ground in Chinese
society. Isolationism was broken.
But the Tiananmen Square
massacre has deeply affected
Guangzhou. In the main Hong
Kong operated hotels, conversations of business and development
quickly convert to conversations of
the political future of China.
"Guangzhou's prosperity depends completely on foreigners
CHUNG WONG PHOTO
coming here," Chang emphasizes.
"After the incident in Tiananmen Square, the Japanese Germans, Americans and several others left the city. Many people have
no jobs."
Chang himself earns his living playing in a pop band.
In the day time Chang with
the discipline of a monk trains his
daughter on the piano in their
dark small flat. On his off nights,
he studies computer science.
Chang hopes to emigrate to Hong
Kong, the birthplace of his wife
and home of her family, but the
government of China
has refused him the
right to move.
Out in the city
streets, when the sun
rises again old men and
women sit crouched as
usual in groups, smiling, talking amongst
themselves. In parks
they are seen practic-
ingTai Chi, a breathing
and motor movement
exercise designed for
physical enlightenment. Others practice
sword dueling and
other forms of martial
arts...a reminder of
China's past.
But the future is the concern
of China's youth.
Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army still roam the streets
with smiles like regular citizens,
but now they do so only amongst
themselves. There is very little
integration between common citizens and members of the People's
Liberation Army. The people are
wary. The soldiers are wary.
For the sake of anonymity, the
name of persons in this
article has been changed.
AWARDS
Work Study for
Out-of-Province Students
Out-of-Province students interested in applying
for Work Study are invited to attend:
Work Study Drop-In Sessions
held every
Tuesday afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30 and
Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30
in the Awards Office, Room 101, G.SA.B.
Students must have applied for Canada Student
Loan in their home province and have received a
Notice of Recommended Award.
September 26,1989
THE UBYSSEY/3 Huron
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8:30 pm
Friday, September 29/89
EVERYONE WELCOME
TOXIC CHEMICALS
IN GRAPES:
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CONTINUES
Guest Speaker:
JAYNIE CLARK
B.C. Federation of Labour
Monday, October 2
SUB 215
12:30 pm
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Campus Ministry
information 224-3722
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by Chung Wong
Silhouettes are outlined in
light. Beads of sweat
fly from individuals in ecstasy.
The dance floor is in passionate
movement.
MUSIC
King Sunny Ade
and his African Beats
Commodore
Strange that middle class 40
and 50 year olds in dress, doused
in euphoria, are grooving wildly
with skinheads, punkers,
yuppies and other youth—a
weird eclectic mix in itself. You
feel almost uncool being there.
But the dance floor vibrates at
extreme amplitudes—when you
stand still, your feet leave the
ground. The floor has been
invaded by an energy equivalent
to 100 Sumo wrestlers bouncing
up and down. You are forced to
dance the funky breaks of a
thousand steps.
It is Friday night and King
Sunny Ade and his 20-member
African Beats have taken the
Commodore by storm.
At stage left, a Bo Jackson
look-alike closes his eyes, as he
pounds the congos vehemently,
assiduously, exhibiting frustrations of passion. Behind him,
three smiling men play Nigerian
Yorubus, "talking drums," which
imitate human vocal inflections.
In front, five vocalists sing with
matching sound, spilling their
souls in rhythm as they point
their fingers hard at the crowd.
Ade stands at centre. His voice is
smooth and slick. When the moment feels right, he reaches
inside and dances at lightening
speed, leading the five vocalists
in a visually pure circular dance
of praise.
With his guitar and the charisma of Bob Marley, he will
walk to each member on stage
and sing to them, either in
groups or as individuals, and
they will respond with their
spirit filled voices.
We have a strong sense of
the different rhythmic areas on
stage. There is a beat at each
part of the stage, and Ade
ensures that we know. At times,
we think the rhythm is over
when several members end in a
coup de grace fashion, but others
take charge, and build up in
rhythmic growth. The consequence is a heavy experience of
cross rhythms and syncopation.
There are no organised sections—each performer holds his
ground in this gigantic
polyrhythmic display. When the
tempo picks up, the floor fills
with frenzy.
No stress lines can be seen
on any ofthe performers. This is
their culture. Communication
during work and toil, satisfaction
ofthe soul. Ade illuminates,
transports, music and spirit
Iwhiclvin this very day still
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exhibits itself in the working
habitats of Africa.
In his land, vocal tones and
inflections determine a code of
communication across distant
fields. In work gangs, it is
common for the leader to pit his
voice in song against a crew
which responds in antiphon to
show their spirit is present.
Hoes, shovels, and other available tools are used as percussive
instruments, creating complex
spirited polyrhythms. For in
African culture, where there is
spirit, there is liberty.
Ade successfully breeds the
cultural expression, character,
and voice of a people on stage.
He sings soothingly as a man
possessed by life, facially
expressing himself without
inhibition.
Each musician performs
with great fervor, a strong sense
of rhythm and conviction, expounding on all their inner
feelings as they surface through
the music. They seem to know
where each beat is, but give the
illusion of improvisation. The
element of surprise is always
inherent in the music, keeping
the floor on its toes.
The metakinetic power of
this 20-piece band was ceaseless
through the night. It forced the
audience to be involved. And in
the end they sang in response
and became a part of that
cultural spirit and fable Ade first
brought into North America six
years ago.
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September 26,1989 ENTERTAINMENT
Canadian film
needs new look
by Lisa Doyle
What better reason to
attend the Vancouver
International Film Festival than
to see Canadian cinema you may
never see again. Except for the
mandatory Genie screenings,
much homegrown talent respected abroad goes unnoticed in
Canada.
A few films and television
programs are chosen as representatives of Canadian culture,
yet often the selection is the
furthest example from the truth.
Invariably these selections will
include a few nice polite films, no
doubt one landscape-laden epic,
and one that depicts the mosaic
of ethnic cultures Ottawa is
constantly reminding us about.
Eventually, these politically,
emotionally, and sociologically
safe films are chosen as cinematic models for other Canadian
filmmakers to emulate, and so
begins a round of unimaginatively derived films that the
Canadian public is supposed to
enjoy.
Can anyone honestly tell me
that Canadians identify with a
fat old Greek who terrorizes an
entire seaside town with his
pompous attitudes?
This kind of cinema or television cannot be indicative of
Canada's artistic abilities.
Canadians can be interesting people. Really, they can.
The idyllic Canadian lifestyle trip is partly an attempt to
extricate Canadian culture from
the powerful, high-profile media
conscious neighbours south of
the border. With an overbearing,
effusively patriotic nation so
close, it is easy to copy the
American hipness prevalent in
their cinema. Yet to move so far
to the extreme is unrealistic, and
untrue to the real Canadian
image.
Canada has major cities, industry and an awareness of
global issues. Like any other
nation, we are affected by events
and problems. If these issues are
not at least acknowledged in our
drama, the unique quality of
Canadian cinema is lost, and
ultimately Canadian filmmakers
end up even more derivative of
other nations' cinema, sacrificing
their visionary integrity.
F
I
L
M
Train jumps track
by Lisa Doyle
Termini Station is a film
that could have stood on its
own as a fine slice of Canadian
lifestyle, but instead prefers to
grab the audience with a little
gritty realism, water it down
with some weak humour, soothe
the audience with a happy
ending, and never stray from a
safe, comfortable directory style.
MOVIE
Termini Station
Vancouver International
Film Festival	
It is a film about dead ends.
A young girl (Megan Follows) works as a K-Mart cosmetician as well as a part time
hooker, mostly due to the lack of
choices in her Northern Ontario
mining town. She is additionally
hindered by her notorious
alcoholic mother (Colleen
Dewhurst) who copes with her
dead-end existence by creating a
rich fantasy life.
At last here is a film that
deals with plausible problems in
a small Canadian town. No one
may want to acknowledge that
there are terrible difficulties in
remote areas due to the region-
alization of Canada. But here,
the director addresses problems
of towns dependent solely on one
industry, and from a psycho-
sociological angle, rather than a
heroic one.
Yet the director still plays it
somewhat safe; emotional development of each character is carefully avoided. The characters'
dead-end lives are shown as societal and any move toward emotional change is stifled by
comedy.
Casting Colleen Dewhurst
as the mother was a big mistake;
her performance is so grand she
engulfs the other performers,
making their already cartoonish
"Canajian" performances look
embarrassing.
The film is pieced together
with grandiloquent monologues
from Dewhurst—everything between is trite and lifeless. Although this casting coup may
bring up the box office tally, it
ruins the story, and pales Megan
Follows' strong performance.
The comic business ofthe
supporting cast running
throughout the film is dreadful,
and fuels the horrible rumour
that all Canadians are beer-
chugging Ed Broadbents— Yuck!
However, the film's attempt
at Canadian relevance is a step
in the right direction.
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Be an artist and you will
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when we became too serious
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school. The evidence is clear
enough. Do art for a living and
you are more likely to end up on
skid row than perpetuating the
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September 28 to October 1
Enter the pragmatism ofthe
1980's, and a new outlook on how
artists should deal with the low
propensity of consumer spending
toward artistic production.
Target your market group,
position your product, and create
a flashy image. The bucks start
rolling in ifyou have done your
marketing homework.
Playwright Jeff Bailey and
the Blue Turtle Theatre
Company have definitely done
their homework. Confessions of a
Male Stripper, launched recently
at the Vancouver Fringe Festival
for a respectable, young to
middle-aged audience, takes a
chance on unknown but modestly
priced theatre.
Displaying a flashy poster
featuring bare male buttocks and
a provocative warning about the
show's nudity, and they drew in
audiences, selling out show after
show.
Too bad for their patrons
that Bailey and Company used
up so much of their creative
ability on marketing and left so
little for artistic endeavour.
The plot and character development are, respectively,
minimal and non-existent. A
semblance of effort has been
directed to the musical aspect,
but even here the production
takes no chance and blasts us
out of our seats with a prerecorded soundtrack.
With the Cecil Hotel
as a sponsor of the
show, it is no
wonder why the
moral issues
involved in stripping
have been sidestepped.
Will the ail-American boy,
Travis, drop his morals and his
pants to stay in Canada with a
beautiful stripper who stole his
heart? This is the pretext for a
two hour show, and it takes
Travis all of ten seconds to
think through his answer:
stripping is just another job.
Well, Confessions is just
another strip show. With the
Cecil Hotel as a sponsor of the
show, it is no wonder why the
moral issues involved in
stripping have been sidestepped.
In Bailey's search for a
paying audience, it
appears that morals
have also been sidestepped. His success
with Confessions is
ultimately based
not on marketing
savvy nor artistic
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September 26,1989 WOMENS CONFERENCE
I J BC hosted speakers from across North
•V__/ America last weekend in its first Women's
Studies Conference titled Gender and the Construction of Culture and Knowledge. The following stories on pages 7 through 9 are reviews and
impressions ofthe Conference as interpreted by
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West Edmonton Mall, one might
ask what next? The CN tower?
The Saddledome? Or maybe the
biggest yonic symbol of them
all—Montreal's "Big O?"—complete with retractable sheath.
Surprisingly, it is not difficult to take feminist theory one
step further—from the books on
the livingroom shelf into our own
urban landscape. And U of A
English professor Janice Williamson makes it seem easy.
Williamson set out one day
armed with a camera and a public relations escort to the wonderland of West Edmonton and
managed to put together an "in
process" slide lecture called, directly enough, "AFeminist Reading ofthe West Edmonton Mall."
Alberta and malls would
seem to be absurd enough concepts in themselves, without
being tied together for eternity in
miles of concrete and glass.
Through insightful criticism
and blunt commentary on such
strange ideas like "the beach" inside a shopping mall, a full-scale
model of the Santa Maria with
mini-submarines cruising
around the false bottom, and
fantasy family hotel with erupting beds in the Polynesian rooms,
Williamson proved the inconceivable: feminists have a sense
of humour.
It was the fantasy hotel
which provided most of the fuel
for Williamson's lecture by pointing out how most of the theme
rooms seemed to be  designed
with the male sexual libido in
mind. How many women dream
of sleeping—let alone fornicating—in the box of a half-ton pickup with traffic lights on the
walls, and a paved white line
along the carpet? Williamson
said the hotel liaison pointed out
that this was the best and most
comfortable family suite, since
the child could sleep in the cab
and watch mom and dad.
If it wasn't the child watching, it was usually some plaster
model who fulfilled the function
of voyeur for the shopping weary
hotel guests. The pupils had to be
painted over on a majority of
these figures as most people were
convinced the eyes followed them
around the room.
Besides the hotel, Williamson found the required amount of
plaster whores loitering in the
"realistic re-creation" of Bourbon
Street, and one attraction which
showed a woman's kicking legs
from a saloon window while the
sound of broken glass and a
woman's scream played on.
After first presenting this
paper in Edmonton, Williamson
said this particular exhibit had
been removed.
Although Williamson had
no definite thesis, her talk was
enlightening, if for no other reason than giving the uninitiated a
taste of the mall and injecting
humour into the heavy topic of
women's equality. But on another level, Williamson brought
feminist theory into the realm of
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WOMENS CONFERENCE
Takin' it to the kids
Educating the next generation
by Esther Besel
"Feminism in kindergarten.
It _1 work," said Sandra Moe, psychology and womens' studies instructor at Capilano College, and a
panelist on "Praxis—Educational
Issues" at the first Womens' Studies Conference at UBC.
The Educational Issues seminar consisted of five panelists who
discussed today's problems of incorporating feminist roles in education and physical fitness. Panelists views were discussed in a forum-like session after the panelists' individual lectures.
"One problem is that education has been male dominated and
therefore it is hegemonic rather
than cooperative, and doesn't provide enough space for discussion
or a place for womens' views," said
Moe. "The classroom should be
very passionate...it is a place
where we have to be able to expose
our differences."
Panelist Claudie Solar,
Status of Women Officer at Concordia, looked towards the ideal.
"If all women at least, and men
also, have a feminist education,
when we look at our social outlook
it will end the discrimination."
There is a link between feminist identity and knowledge—
what you are taught has a direct
influence on your beliefs, values,
and self-identity. "Knowledge is
so important," she said. "Just to
know that women are not stupid—
they can have kids and work too."
Solar also said that feminist
transformation, or how one becomes a feminist, happens only in
adulthood when formal education
studies are available. "They are
the only places where you learn
about these sorts of things," she
said. "You have books, some movies, but really ifyou want to learn
about feminism, the only way is
through formal education."
Panels such as those presented at the Womens' Studies
Conference are important so that
women don't feel alone, and a
sense of community develops, she
said. "When you have a good group
of people with the same problems,
it is not just your problem anymore, it is a social problem."
Patricia Vertdnsky, of the
UBC P.E. department, said the
relationship between health, fitness, and femininity has been historically ambiguous.
Adding that the medical profession continues to play a role in
physical activity, Vertinsky
warned women to adjust their
view of medical professionals.
"The medical profession has
traditionally explained to women
what they should do, how they
should act, and what kinds of
phycial activity have been most
appropriate for them to achieve
good health," she said. "It views
health and fitness from a medical
model point of view and this model
doesn't necessarily coincide with
what women might think they
would like to do."
Panelist Ann Hall, from the
P.E. department at U of A, added
to Vertinsky's criticism of physical
education, and called for more self-
reflexivity. "We have to think
more carefully at what we are
doing...we have to do a cultural
criticism and understand how we
perpetuate (these problems)," she
said.
Shauna Butterwick, of the
Adult Education Research Center
at UBC, said a lot of anti-feministic attitudes are not malicious
activities, although they appear to
be. "They come out of an idea of
what knowledge looks like and
what truth looks like...out of a
deeply embedded (idea) of what
science is. Feminists are breaking
away from the scientific standpoint."
"I think that men simply do
not understand our activities.
They are seen either as trivial, or
they are not even thought about.
They let you go and study (feminism), but because they don't
understand it and don't know
about it, you end up working in
total isolation...It is a war of neglect, (because) they do not provide resources for you."
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September 26,1989 WOMENS CONFERENCE
Conference succeeds
despite small funds
by Rebecca Bishop
550 people attended UBC's
first Women's Studies Conference this weekend. Unfortunately only 25 were men, and no
papers were submitted for presentation by men.
The opening address on
Friday night was given by Alexandra Kaplan from the Stone
Institute, Wellesley College,
Boston.
Kaplan focused on encouraging women to "empower
themselves" by connecting with
other women, not at the expense
of men, but with the support
offered through women's studies.
As a psychologist, Kaplan
advocated the need for a more
humanistic approach to therapy, since current methods
used in the treatment of disturbed women depend on antidepressants and isolation are
commonly used in the treatment of disturbed women.
The alternative to isolation
is "connectedness" which is not
only an effective part of treatment, but is necessary in the
growth of both women and men
in their lives, Kaplan said.
Kaplan's talk was aimed at
a general audience, while many
of the subsequent panels and
lectures were more academic.
Organizer ofthe conference,
Valerie Raoul, was pleased by
the turnout, but said that next
year's conference would have to
be smaller due to financial difficulties.
The UBC President's office
specifically designated $ 1000 for
Alexandra Kaplan's airfare and
lodging, but other delegates
were not as fortunate. The wine
and cheese party after Kaplan's
opening was shortened into a
wine and conversation, due to
insufficient funds and an estimate of how much wine was
needed (based on male consumption).
Perhaps the lack of support
for Women's Studies will begin
to change as a result of the interest shown in the conference.
Elephant Dung
Preceded the Pill
by Carol Hui
Those expecting last weekend's Women's Studies Conference to be a frenzied orgy of bra
burnings and ritualistic pricking
of male voodoo dolls would have
been disappointed.
"It is to be primarily an academic conference with some accessibility to the general public," said
Valerie Raoul, Chair of the Planning Committee.
In the seminar called The
Struggle for the Body: Pornography and Censorship three panelists examined the portrayal and
treatment of women's bodies
through history.
The audience had no trouble
staying awake during the description of historical contraceptives
such as jumping up and down and
sneezing, and placing elephant
dung in the vaginal passage.
There was also a fascinating
description of how women accused
of being witches were asked where
the Devil's penis was located, and
whether he was a good lover or not.
Isobel McAslan's Pornography, Fear and the Absurd was a
historical account of ludicrous
contraceptive practices, virginity
tests, and virginity restoration.
Carolyn Byerly concentrated
on praxis and outlined a consumer
boycott to end the use of sexual
and physically violent images of
women in music promotions.
Dawn Currie presented an
academic perspective on pornography, theorizing about the correlation between thought and action
andhowin pornography the fantasies of men are translated into
reality for women. She also critiqued libertarian notions concerning censorship.
The panelists avoided topics
such as defining pornography as
opposed to erotica and criticizing
hardcore "snufF porn. By doing
this, they provided new insight to
an overpopularized issue.
1 Woman's
Vision:
No kitchen
by Carolyn Berardino
Think of the world before
microwaves, television, and frozen
pizza. In that world, supper truly
means slaving for hours over a hot
stove, and childcare was virtually
non-existent. It was in that world
that women first began to dream
about a life beyond the kitchen.
For Melusina Fay Pearce, a
feminist born during the industrial revolution, the solution to the
"household problem" lay in architecture.
Pearce began by abolishing
kitchens from the family home.
She designed buildings (called
housekeeping co-operatives)
where the three c's (cooking, cleaning and childcare) would be done
collectively by groups of women
living together. In her co-operatives, husbands would pay their
wives for their essential services.
While Pearce advocated economic independence for the
middle class housewife, her contemporary, Marie Stevens Holland (a member ofthe Free Lover's
Unitary Household) sought to
improve the life of the working
mother. She designed a feminist
colony which featured kitchenless
homes and communal buildings
where meals, laundry service, and
childcare would be provided by
paid experts.
On the other hand, Charlotte
Perkins Gilman saw housekeeping as a potential capitalist enterprise. Thus, she designed apartment-hotels which would allow
career women to return after a
stressful day at the office, to a
happy family, a clean home and a
ready-cooked evening meal.
In the early part of this century, Californian Alice Constance
Austin drew up plans for a feminist socialist society. Radiating
from a central park, her proposed
city featured luxurious kitchen-
less homes with interior courtyards and open sleeping patios.
Underneath the city, tunnels were
to link each dwelling with central
kitchen and laundry facilities.
Two "descendants" of these
early feminist visionaries include
Vancouver architects Linda Baker
and Claire McDuff-Oliver.
Building bodies:
women in history
by Carla Maftechuk
"Women, Families and Social
Policy" offered a glimpse into an
awful past, but also imparted a
reason for hope—most of these
practices have been left behind.
Lecturer Clair McCarthy
gave a history on why women's
bodies used to be under someone
else's control more so than they
are today.
Historically, women were—
and still are—seen as mothers,
daughters, and wives. Women
who choose not to have children
"violate the status quo" and belie
the assumption that all women
need to give birth to be "fulfilled."
In the past, an irrational formula governed a woman's access
to sterilization. One's age multiplied by one's number of children
had to equal 120. For example, a
30 year old woman would have to
have had four kids in order to have
such a choice available.
Baker's name is synonymous with many co-operative
female housing projects in the
lower mainland, specifically
Maple Creek in Kitsilano and
Sitka in East Vancouver.
Her architectural priorities
include providing safe play areas
for young children, and adapting
her architectural style to suit the
surrounding styles and natural
environment. Her mission is to
provide affordable housing for
single mothers.
Heading her own development company, McDuff-Oliver
combines creativity with social
responsibility, and is the recipi-
entof twoB.C. Heritage Building
awards. In the Strathcona area
of Vancouver, she restored turn
of the century row houses into
pleasant, brightly coloured low
income family dwellings.
In todays world, construction of kitchenless housing is
probably not the architectural
answer to what Melusina Fay
Pearce referred to as the "household problem." At the same time,
her uncanny foresight and that
of other early feminist architects
cannot be ignored. Architecture
must respond to the changing
needs and values ofthe community it serves.
At one time, the consent of a
woman's husband and parents
was required before a doctor would
consider performing such an operation.
The more recent past reveals
use of medical procedures to control non-white, poor, or disabled
women. More than 50 per cent of
teaching hospitals forced women
desiring an abortion to follow it
with a tubal ligation, thereby
eliminating the women's decisions
regarding her future. Practices
such as these apparently took
place as late as 1987.
Despite these measures to
limit women's options, it is expected that 20 percent of women
will remain childless. Freedom of
choice will be an important factor
in that decision. Easier access to
sterilization, abortion, and birth
control will enable women to influence the course of their own lives.
Though women are forced to
bear children, current social policy
makes affording them difficult.
Kathryn McCannell revealed a
$4000 income tax deduction for a
single parent, yet it includes the
specification "one per dwelling."
As a definition of "dwelling," the
tax guide includes an interesting
example: two women, each single
parents, decide to share a home in
order to decrease living expenses.
Only one may claim the $4000,
while the other receives nothing.
The example has since disappeared, but it remains unclear as
to whether or not the law has
changed.
Further abuse by the system
was demonstrated through the
courts in the Baby R case of 1987,
in which the doctor claimed that a
Caesarean section was necessary.
When the mother would not give
her consent, the doctor tried to
have her declared incompetent,
which would have invalidated her
refusal. Eventually she was coerced to agree.
Barbara Herringer took up
the subject of women who have
remained unmarried and childless. Ofthe 12 women interviewed,
most did not regret the choices
they made. Their responses and
situations were so varied that no
over-all conclusions could be
drawn, save for the need to destroy
the stereotypes of such women.
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MUNICH REVISITED, 1938-39 (SEMINAR)
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UBC cornerback Angelo Carter! brings down Saskatchewan's Jason
Gaertner. steve chan photo
Huskies chew-up
error prone 'Birds
University of Saskatchewan
running back Terry Eisler ran for
three touchdowns and kicker Mike
Lazeki chipped in 21 points as the
Huskies trounced the Thunderbird football squad 45-17 at T-Bird
stadium last Saturday.
Turnovers and penalties hurt
the 'Birds as
they turned the
ball over five
times including
three interceptions and a
fumble on the
opening kick-
off.
Both
Husky running
backs had
strong games
as Eisler and
Rob Symchyck
totaled 190
yards along the
ground. In addition, Eisler's 21-yard touchdown
run in the third quarter made him
the all-time leading rusher in
Husky history.
UBC tight end Tom Vlasic had
an outstanding game pulling in six
passes for 124 yards, including one
63-yard touchdown on the first
play ofthe second half.
UBC tight-end Tom Vlasik
6 catches, 124 yds., 1 TD
The Thunderbirds also received another steady performance from running back Jim Stewart who averaged 8.8 yards a
carry for 132 yards to push his five
game total to 792 yards.
UBC head coach Prank Smith
pointed out that Saskatchewan's
offensive unit
was largely
unchanged
from last
year's team—
which finished
second in Canada West—
and that this
was no doubt
advantageous.
Smith
was pleased
with his team's
390 yard offensive performance and said
the T-Bird offensive line played particularly
well against a strong Husky defense.
Next action for the football
team is the homecoming game this
Saturday when they host the University of Manitoba Bisons at
Thunderbird Stadium. Kick off is
at 1 p.m.
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September 26,1989 SPORTS
Offensive lineman
punted from team
by Michael Booth
In a surprise move last week,
UBC football coach Frank Smith
asked star offensive lineman Al
Jones to leave the team.
Jones, a fourth year player
majoring in education, was one of
the team's captains and a stalwart
on the offensive line.
Jones was told game films
showed he had been trying to injure other players, that he was
defiant, and that he was not li sten-
ing to offensive line coach Casey
Smith.
When asked if he thought
there were any grounds for the
charges, Jones said, "I guess in his
(Smith's) eyes there are."
"I just play hard in games and
I've played that way for four
years."
Jones said he thought the
move was a snap decision on
Smith's part, sparked when Smith
felt the lineman was not giving his
best effort in practice.
"I got aminor hip injury in the
Manitoba game (September 16) so
I couldn't sprint hke he wanted us
to," Jones said.
"I guess he thought I was dogging it."
Smith said the release of
Jones "was a decision made with
the best interests of the team in
mind." He added it was based on a
culmination of events over the four
years Jones played on the team.
Smith disputed Jones' claim
of a snap decision, pointing out the
coaches had talked to Jones numerous times during his four
years on the team and that his
performance in practice was not
what the team expected from a
captain.
Smith also said Jones had not
notified the coaches or training
staff about a hip injury.
The move, he said, would not
affect the internal workings ofthe
team. He wished Jones the best of
luck in his future Canadian Football League career.
'Bird bits
Soccer teams undefeated
The UBC men's and
women's soccer teams went undefeated in a weekend swing
through southern Alberta. In
Calgary last Friday, the men's
team downed the University of
Calgary 4-0 while the women
won 3-1. On Saturday the teams
travelled to Lethbridge where
Neil Wilkinson scored three
goal s to lead the soccer 'Birds to a
5-2 thrashing over the University of Lethbridge. The women
played to a 1-1 draw. Next action
for both teams comes this
Wednesday when the women
play Western Washington and
the men take on Simon Fraser in
the Diachem Bowl.
Rugby 'Birds dump Durham
Despite the absence of four
starters, the Thunderbird rugby
squad edged England's university champion Durham University 24-16 last Friday. The four
starters David Speirs, Pierre
Duey, John Graf and Scott Stewart were in Toronto playing
with Canada's national senior
team.
Waterpolo team wins inaugural UBC open
The UBC men's waterpolo
club stretched its undefeated
streak to six games as it cruised
to victory in the inaugural UBC
open. The men compiled a 3-0-1
record before downing the Vancouver Juniors 7-4 in the final. In
women's action, the UBC team
finished with two wins and three
losses to place third behind
teams from Burnaby and SFU.
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Soccer's Shrum
by Martin Chester
The men's and women's
Thunderbird Soccer teams open
their home schedules this Wednesday with the Diachem Bow] at
Thunderbird stadium.
Diachem is soccer's equivalent to the Shrum Bowl with the
women's team featured in what
has, rather unfortunately, been
dubbed a preliminary game.
The women's team, historically the powers of the west, will
take on the University of Western
Washington Vikings, last year's
North West Collegiate Champions.
The Vikings have an excellent
chance of being involved in this
year's NAIA National Tounament
for the best of the smaller schools
in the United States.
The Thunderbird women are
looking for their third straight
Diachem victory over the Vikings.
In 1988 the women's team
was knocked out of the CIAU
Championship by the University
of Alberta Pandas, but this year
the team has a returning corps of
experienced starters, including
All-Canadian midfielders Mitch
Ring and centreback Sarah
James.
In addition, the T-Birds have
had a succesful year recruiting
young players who will help now
and in the future.
The women's game begins at
5:30p.m.
The men's game, which starts
at 7:30p.m., is a cross town battle
between the T-Birds and the SFU
Clansmen.
The T-Birds hope to increase
their edge in the Diachem series to
4-2-1 with their strong contingent
of Canadian Soccer League stars
including Neil Wilkinson of the
Ottawa Intrepid and Gary Kern of
the Calgary Strikers.
The T-Birds have received an
additional boost of talent after the
Vancouver 86ers victory over the
Edmonton Brickmen, eliminating
Edmonton from the CSL playoffs.
This frees Mike Mosher, Rob Reed
and Rick Celebrini for the UBC
roster.
The Clansmen, on the other
hand, have been to the NAIA
National Championships the past
three years, but have lost several
key players due to graduation.
Nevertheless, the Clansmen will
be a good test for the Thunderbirds
who are fresh off their weekend
victories over the University of
Alberta, 4-0, and the University of
Lethbridge, 5-2.
Cyclists defy death
by lan Wallace
Last Saturday Logan's track
was the scene of the eigth annual
cycle race sponsored by UBC Intramurals.
As in years past, several ofthe
teams entered in this competition
had to drop out due to crashes and
subsequent damage to their bikes.
Although this event is not
considered dangerous, Intramurals has a legal disclaimer stating
that they are not responsible for
personal injuries.
One biker who crashed noted
the crashes were not as bad as they
seem.
The strategy of the race is
essential.
Because riders on each team
UBC Women's Open 1st
2nd
3rd
UBC Men's Open 1st
2nd
3rd
Independant 1st
Community Women's 1st
2nd
Community Men's        Div I
have to share only one bike they
must position the seat in an order
which minimizes seat adjustment.
Pit Stops are crucial and they
must be done as fast as they can,
stopping only as often as they
absolutely have to.
According to members of the
Biker Babes, the winners of the
women's independent division,
the object is to stay near the front
of the pack and ride close behind
the leader, thereby cutting down
on wind resistance. Then, when
one wishes to pass, one simply
sprints ahead, taking the lead and
cutting through the wind for everyone else. The trick is to maximize your streaming off of someone else and minimize their
streaming off of you.
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September 26,1989 STEVE CHAN I
Soviet player, 6' 2" Inessa Emeliyanova (3), bides her time to tap the
ball past Sarah Cepeliauskas (12) and Jenny Rauh (11).
USSR triumphs
by Franka Cordua-von Specht
Not since the 1976 Montreal
Olympics has a Soviet women's
volleyball team played in Canada.
But that all changed this past
Friday when UBC's varsity
women challenged the Soviet junior national team in front of a
crowd 1,300 strong at War Memorial gymnasium.
"It's a big thrill for us to have
the opportunity as a university
team to play international competition," said UBC's setter Kyla
Lee.
The Soviets, who have been
touring the USA since September
4, dampened that thrill with a
relatively easy 9-1515-7 15-6 15-2
win over UBC.
The chances at overcoming
the Soviets were hardly in UBC's
favour considering the Soviet junior nationals are only one step and
a few years away from replacing
some of the aging veterans of the
successful Olympic team which
brought home gold from Seoul in
1988.
And considering the fact that
the Thunderbirds had only been
playing as a unit for ten days, the
task was all the more daunting.
In contrast, the women on the
Soviet team—mainly 16 and 17
years old—have played as a unit
for years at the special sports
boarding school they attend at
Swezdrowsk in the Ural mountains.
Sixteen-year-old Tatyana
Grachora, is typical of the Soviet
practice to start their athletes
young, started at age eight and
now practices with the team four
hours a day seven days a week.
In light ofthe Soviets' experience,  the T-Birds played  with
spirit, and surprised their opposition and the spectators by cooly
sticking to their game plan—utilizing their quick attack down the
middle—and walking away with
the first set.
In response, the Soviets tightened their defense, seeming to
gather strength and confidence
with every spike. Hitting harder
and serving tougher, the tall Soviets—most of whom are six feet
tall—powered ahead with a concentrated attack.
"The Soviets are strong offensively. Any mistakes and its right
down our throat," said UBC's head
coach Donna Baydock, who was
pleased with her team's effort,
despite the loss.
When asked what he thought
of the UBC team, Soviet coach
Yuri Kleshev said, "In principle,
their general manner of playing is
good, but what they don't have is a
good attack."
The Soviet team gathered a
total of 107 kills, while UBC collected 72. Soviet power hitter
Elena Vorobieva led the iron fisted
attack with 25 kills, and UBC's
rookie power hitter Jenny Rauh
responded with 21.
"The level of North American
play is high. We've mainly played
amateur teams (university), but
still the level is high," said
Kleshev, whose team has 7-3 record on a trek that has taken them
through California, Hawaii, Oregon and Texas.
Kleshev said he looked forward to returning to the USSR. "It
has been a very hard trip," he said.
The Soviets return to
Sverdlovsk on September 7 after
stops at the universities of Victoria and Illinois.
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THE UBYSSEY/13 NO comment
The butt of many practical jokes, Ubyssey
staffers were not surprised two years ago when
an anonymous wit penned "PRAVDA" on the
newspaper's door. This week we were almost the
victims of a not so innocent prank.
The Ubyssey came close to imitating the political lackey role played by PRAVDA (official
organ of the Communist Party of the Soviet
Union) when our AMS publishers attempted to
put a gag on our news coverage. While most staffers assumed that the mysterious graffito writer
was making a dig at our left-of-Socred political
stance, it now seems the scribbler may have been
inferring that the Ubyssey is little more than a
subservient mouthpiece.
The accusation made by the Student Administrative Commission: Our continued coverage of
the current on-campus referendum would colour,
influence or even dictate the voting decisions of
the student body.
Apart from whatever aspersions this might
cast on the intelligence of the average UBC student, the understanding of the relationship between the media and the democratic process displayed by such an accusation is plainly naive.
Censorship and democracy have been closely,
ambiguously and often tragically bound since the
advent ofthe Greek model (flavoured as it was by
the bitter taste of hemlock). For SAC to propose (or impose) an enforced media blackout on
ALL coverage of an important electoral event is to
deny the simple reality of more than two thousand years of Western history.
It is the great failure of democracy in an advanced industrial age that the means of information dispersal are controlled by people and groups
with political ends. For SAC to avoid the responsibility of their role within this age-old relationship is to dangerously deny the facts ofthe existing structure.
This time around we were saved at the last
moment when SAC saw their error and allowed
limited, unbiased mention ofthe actual existence
ofthe referendum. Had we been forced to comply
with the original order, this issue ofthe Ubyssey
would have been characterized by large blank
spaces and repeated usage of the word CENSORED. We must be constantly on guard, as
must newspapers everywhere, against the dangers of corporate and political ownership.
the Ubyssey
September 26,1989
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throughout the academic year bythe Alma Mater Society
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are those ofthe staffand not necessarily those ofthe
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228-2301; advertising, 228-3977;   FAX# 228-6093
Ballot poised aloft, Nadene Rehnby wondered "Have I made the
right choice?" Michael booth egged her on:"Go ahead, vote ®#$!"
Afterall, its only a stupid XXX reminded Rick Hiebert. All as one, Joe,
Chung and Franka chimed "Ifyou want to be one af us you have to
vote 8#$." Yukie Kurahashi let slip that she was toying with the idea
of voting %&*, unleashing gales of derisive laughter from Steve
Chan,Kevin Harris and Katherine Monk.*Vote %&*?!,I'd sooner
vomit phlegmatic drivel," bragged John Hudson.
All such vote swaying media interferance was suddenly ended,
however when Awesome Ted, Olivia Zanger, Ian Wallace, David
Loh, Lisa Doyle and Jennifer Lyall (somewhat cramped but none the
worse for wear) stormed the polling station, stole the ballot box and
tore aff again in their VW beetle, heedless ofthe protest of Steve
Conrad, sadly reduced to polling for $4/hr to make ends meet
Dan Andrews wondered aloud if there might be more room in
the back seat, while Martin Chester and Joanne Nielson read UBC
Reports. Hao Li, Paul Dayson and Rebecca Bishop blabbed on
mercilessly about the relative merits ofthe ®#$ and %&* until Mike
Laanela interjected that he for one would sooner flush money down
the toilet than vote 6#$.
Quietly, Harold Gravelsons, Esther Besel and Kieth Leung
slipped away to join Carla Maftechuck and Carol Hui at the appointed rendesvous. Soon, ballot boxes from allover the campus.
would be rolling in.
Meanwhile on the other side of campus.at a little known
polling station in the basement of a derilict athletic facility .Lon-aine,
Ernie and Robert each stuffed down their third %&* vote ofthe day.
EDITORS:
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NDP at the crossroads
by Douglas Harris
What political leadership is
the New Democratic Party
likely to offer the country in
the 1990's? Judging by the
all candidates meeting for
the Federal Party leadership, strong leadership is
lacking.
In a broad sense the political agenda of the NDP has
been social justice. Following the path of the CCF,
these two moderate socialist parties have advocated a
fair and equal society for
Canadians. Institutions
such as worker's compensation, health care, unemployment insurance, and
welfare have emerged in
Canada out of beginnings in
this left wing political
agenda. Although never
holding federal office, as
Canada's "third party" the
NDP\CCF has played a
useful and necessary role.
To an extent they are still
playing the role ofthe country's social conscience, but
the ideology has been softened by the desire for a
more direct political influence.
With the current group of
leadership candidates it
appears likely that the NDP
will remain Canada's third
party, mixing an ideology
based on social justice with
a desire for political power.
Before I set off to the Hotel
Vancouver to listen to the
prospective leaders, Ian
Waddell and Audrey
McLaughlin were the only
names I could remember.
Waddell is a local MP (Port
Moody-Coquitlam) so his
name was familiar, and
McLaughlin, a bit of a political novelty as a woman and
as a representative from the
Yukon, has received disproportionate press coverage.
Stephen Langdon, the other
serious contender, is currently the MP from Essex-
Windsor. Howard
McCurdy, the MP from
Windsor-St. Clair, Simon
de Jong, the MP from Re-
gina-Qu'Appelle, and Roger
Lagasse from Sechelt are
the other three candidates.
Dave Barret, Bob White,
Stephen Lewis, Nelson Riis
and Lome Nystrom, all possible high profile candidates
were notably absent. The
meeting was for party
members to listen to and
question their candidates,
and for those outside the
party who attended, party
President Johanna den
Hertog ungraciously suggested we were tolerated
but not welcome.
Ian Waddell's strength is
his congeniality. At the all
candidates meeting he was
friendly, open and relaxed.
In his ten years of federal
political experience he has
developed an easy manner
in front of cameras and with
people.
a woman's choice should be
somewhat restricted in the
later stages of pregnancy.
The questions from the
floor indicated that The
Free Trade Agreement was
still a prominent concern.
Pointed questions were
asked about the Party's
strategy in the last election.
Why attack the Liberals
when its was the Conservatives who were introducing
free trade? The NDP had
thought the Liberals more
vulnerble and had decided
to aim for official opposition
status. Several question-
ners wanted the candidates
to consider forming a Lib-
eral-NDP coalition government to revoke the Agreement if the possibility arose
after the next election. The
Perspective
Audrey McLaughlin's
greatest political asset is
that she is a woman. She has
only two years parliamentary experience although
this is not necessarily a
handicap. Brian Mulroney
had no political experience
before he became Prime
Minister. McLaughlin had
the most organized and the
most vocal support at the
meeting and appears to be
favoured to succeed Ed
Broadbent.
In his dry, almost rasping
voice Stephen Langdon conveyed the clearest understanding of the current issues - abortion, free trade
and the economy, Meech
Lake, the environment.
Applause for his remarks
was polite, partly because
he is not a local and partly
because his clear headed
answers stimulate thought
rather than passion.
On the major issues there
was considerable consensus
amongthe candidates. None
of the candidates thought
abortion should be returned
to the Criminal Code, but it
was also clear that most felt
candidates did not consider
the Liberals potential political bedfellows but, instead
of denying a coalition, chose
to focus on the unlikely
event ofthe Liberals revoking the Agreement. Although all candidates remained firm in their opposition to the F.T.A., Langdon
and the thoughtful Lagasse
suggested that policy should
be formulated for future
negotiations and for minimizing the negative effects.
The most difficult question of the evening was
posed by Gerry Scott, the
NDP candidate for Vancouver South in the last election. He was concerned for
the lack of discussion on
Quebec. As the last election
demonstrated the NDP is
still hampered in Quebec by
its Western origins and by
its belief in the need for a
strong central government.
The rather confused and
conflicting signals from the
candidates indicated few
new ideas. Langdon had
vigorously opposed Meech
Lake in the NDP caucus but
had supported the bill in the
House of Commons. He suggested Meech Lake be accompanied by a parallel
accord that would better
protect minority rights.
This has subsequently become NDP policy.
Waddell "voted with his
conscience in opposing
Meech Lake," but had been
passive in caucus discussion. This had not pleased
Langdon who had followed
the party line despite voicing his reservations. Waddell did not appear to be a
useful contributer to party
polic, at least on this issue.
McLaughlin had voted
against the Accord as well.
The Yukon Territory is
seeking provincial status,
and as its representative
she is unlikely to support an
accord that requires all ten
provinces to agree on constitutional change. This reinforced my impression that
she would be an excellent
representative for her constituents, but a poor federal
party leader.
Many of the programmes
which the Canadian political left have advocated are
now firmly established. The
NDP is becoming increasingly restless with its role as
Canada's social conscience
and to an extent that role
has been diminished by the
welfare society that has
emerged since 1945. We
should not be complacent
about the society in which
we live but the NDPs approach to social justice perhaps needs some revision.
Regardless of who wins
the nomination the NDP
faces some difficult political
choices. The Conservatives
have set the current political agenda by focusing on
taxation and the defecit.
None of the candidates are
strong enough to raise the
NDP from its third party
status but there is a role for
a social and environmental
conscience. The ability of
the NDP to convince the
country of this need will
determine its success in future elections.
14/THE UBYSSEY
September 26,1989 LETTERS
Survey says...
ding!
Dear Dr. Strangway:
Re: Inhumane, Scientifically
Fraudulent Sight Deprivation
Experiments on animals...
We are enclosing 237 more
postcards from people who oppose
the blinding of animals in UBC/
VGH experiments. The total
number of cards which Lifeforce
has delivered is 6,475. Hundreds
more have been mailed directly to
you from concerned individuals.
Will you respond to everyone's concerns?
Peter Hamilton
Director
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We didn't write
that!
In the Sept. 22 Ubyssey editorial "Hang on Bill!", you defame
our provincial Minister of Post-
Secondary Education, Stan
Hagen. Specifically, in paragraph
six you imply that Mr. Hagen is a
simple minded "cement mixer*. No
doubt you have never met Mr.
Hagen, or you would not be making these kind of irresponsible
comments. I have chatted with
Mr. Hagen on two occasions and I
can assure you that I was both
surprised and impressed, not only
by his unusually curteous and
approachable disposition, but by
his grasp of post secondary issues.
In short, he is no cement mixer.
Permit me to suggest that, in
future, you spend less time derogating people (no matter what
their political or social affiliation)
and use that saved time to impo-
rove your proofreading and/or
spelling skills. In the same Sept.
22 issue, but in an article titled
"More on the way", Tim Bird is
described as a representative on
the UBC Board of Governers". As
any first year student could remind you, the correct spelling is
"governors".
• David Banks
Economics RA
Commerce
Mr. Hagen isn't big enough to
be a "cement mixer". Bright and
friendly as he is, however, his
company makes cement, which
makes Stan a "cement maker",
which is what we called him (go
reread it!), our point being that he
may not have been the best person
to originally select for the post.
As for the spelling error, peruse the blurb beside the word
"letters" on page 14. This is our
letters policy. It explains how we
handle reader letters. The fifth
sentence of this blurb reads "LETTERS MAY BE EDITED FOR
BREVITY, BUT IT IS STANDARD UBYSSEY POLICY NOT
TO EDIT LETTERS FOR SPELLING OR GRAMMATICAL MISTAKES. (Capitals mine). "We have
this policy to let the reader speak
out, warts and all, even though we
often correct boo boos anyway.
Spelling and grammar mistakes
in letters are the fault ofthe readers
who made them in the letters they
submitted.
Yr humble 'n
obedient servant,
The Ubyssey letters
co-ordinator
Run!
Saturday, September 30th is
the running of the sixty-ninth
annual Arts '20 Relay! This ever
popular race is the largest one day
Intramural Sporting event in
North America and attracts more
and more participants each year.
We are excited to offer the
chance of participating in this
growing  tradition   to  an   even
greater number of U.B.C. students
by running the Arts '20 Relay on a
Saturday this year. The decision
to move the race to the weekend
was based both on the likelihood of
greater student participation and
on a ruling made by the City of
Vancouver.
The city decision was made
due to the traffic congestion
caused by holding the race on a
weekday. We hope that in moving
the race to a Saturday we will be
able to please both the city and the
participants.
Come on out and join the fun!
Registration for the Arts '20 Relay
ends September Twenty-seventh.
Registration and information
available at the Intramural Sports
office or call us at 228-6000.
Eric Ommundsen
Director
Promotions and Sponsorship
U.B.C. Intramural Sports
Tories are
amusing critters
Recently at Clubs Days, I had
the pleasure of seeing, among the
political party booths, a booth
decked out with Progressive Conservative buttons, flags posters
and literature. Staffing the booth
were a number of squeaky clean
types who, upon questioning, purported to support free trade, a nine
per cent good and services tax and
a number of other policies defying
logic and common sense.
It was then that the truth hit
me: what a great joke! I have no
idea how the "Progressive Conservatives" at Club Days managed to
procure authentic paraphenalia
for their booth, or how they
avoided being ousted by the club
that was really supposed to have
the booth. I don't know who the
"Progressive Conservatives" really were (anarchists? the Discor-
der Society?). Still, I hope they
return in the near future so we all
can have the pleasure of seeing
what kind of practical joke they'll
dream up next.
Chris Brayshaw
Arts 3
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SPORTS
-V
Scarlett steps to the sideline
Last spring the names of grass hockey
midfielder Melanie Slade and basketball point
guard Perrie Scarlett were etched into the
trophies which distinguish UBC's top female
and male athletes of the year.
Although the two completed their varsity
eligibility last year, Slade and Scarlett will
nevertheless remain an integral part of university athletics, coaching the peers with
whom they played.
Both have distinguished themselves as
players. Coaching will prove a new challenge.
"Bruce is
chief and
everyone else
is indian.
That's how
it's got to be.
It has to work
out that way
for us to be
successful,"
says Scarlett.
by Franka Cordua-von Specht
It's summer and Perry Scarlett
tosses a golf ball back and
forth* in his hands. At this time of
year it's a safer bet hell be on the
links rather than the hardwood.
Employed at the UBC golf
course, he spends his free time
working on his putting and chipping game not jump shots or picks.
He is sprawled across the
mattress in his basement suite,
the TV is flickering in the corner
and the 25-year-old Jamaican is
relaxed talking about the coming
year and his role as assistant
coach to the UBC basketball team.
"I'm looking forward to coaching," says Scarlett, who is finishing his degree this year in special
education.
Coaching will present Scarlett the opportunity to fulfill a goal
that eluded him as a player—to
capture the national title.
"It will be just as meaningful
winningitnow, coaching,"he says.
His greatest concern as an
assistant coach, however, lies not
with the pursuit of victory, but
rather his relationship with head
coach Bruce Enns.
"Bruce and I are very good
friends. I really don't ever want to
jeopardize that," he says. "Life's
too short, and the game of basketball is just not that important."
Enns too, is concerned about
hisrelationship with Scarlett, who
lives in his home.
"Perry is family," he says.
"We've been close for the last
twelve years."
The two met in Winnipeg
where Enns used to coach for the
University of Winnipeg.
In 1981 Scarlett turned down
football scholarships from the
University of Montana and Arizona State University, opting instead for a basketball scholarship
and the opportunity to play for
Enns in Winnipeg.
"The big thing is that we see
things alike on the basketball
court," says Enns.
The idea of coaching together
was born in 1985, the year Enns
left Winnipeg to coach at UBC.
"We hoped we might someday
get together and coach," says
Enns.
Two years later, with a sociology degree to his credit, Scarlett
joined Enns at UBC, not quite a
b     u
nearly.
"He
played
much
like a
coach on
the floor.
Literally,
as the
point
guard
who calls
the
plays, he was the coach on floor,"
says Enns.
In two years as a Thunderbird, Scarlett, a leader on and off
the court, acquired the respect and
admiration of his teammates who
voted him the Upson award winner (given to the most inspirational and most valuable player)
both years.
"He's the type of player, others want to play with," says Enns.
Enns doesn't anticipate any
coaching difficulties for Scarlett,
who has gathered experience
coaching high school and at Enns'
basketball camps.
"He (Scarlett) has tremendous leadership ability. He almost
instantly requires necessary respect," says Enns. "Hell be a good
liaison between me and players.
"He understands my vaguer-
ies, and knows how to keep clamps
on me when necessary. He has a
calming effect."
Scarlett agrees that his role
will include mediating. "Ill help
players understand Bruce's way of
thinking. He sees thing differently
than other players.
"From my experience I can
understand both sides. I understand what players are going
through and what he is trying to
accomplish."
"Bruce is chief and everyone
else is indian. That's how it's got to
be. It has to work out that way for
us to be successful," says Scarlett.
Despite the fact Scarlett will
be giving orders to his former
teammates, he is undaunted by
the challenge.
"I don't
know   everything.   But   I
can       teach
them what I
do know, and
I think I have
things        to
teach them."
One
thing hell be
looking for is
commitment.
"I don't like
'maybe'. I like
'yes' and
'no'...you've
gotta go up
there and
take three
swings."
As for
the gray area
david loh photo between his
responsibilities as coach and
friend, he says, "At practices 111
whip 'em and work 'em and then
it's done. After practice I'll drink
with them."
"It's a fine line and it'll work
as long as there is respect on both
sides."
Enns has confidence in the relationship.
"I have a gut feeling he will
make the transition well from
player to coach."
Scarlett isn't too worried
about the potential stress on their
12 year relationship either. "Life is
grand, life is not. The trial could be
hell or very smooth."
He tosses up the golf ball,
catches it and smiles to himself.
"Keep it simple, don't get
caught up in the bullshit and do
what you gotta do."
Slade takes on coaching challenge
Three weeks ago Melanie
Slade returned from Frankfurt, West Germany where she
played with Canada's national
team in a tournament that featured the top six teams from the
1988 Seoul Olympics.
One day later, Slade, a talent
harvested from the Cowichan
Valley, stepped into her new role
as assistant to head coach Gail
Wilson on the UBC grass hockey
team.
"Fve been looking for an assistant coach for quite some time
now...but no one has ever been in
the right place, at the right time,"
said Wilson.
Until now.
A nationally "c" carded player
(which includes a monthly living
allowance plus tuition) with four
years of national and junior national team experience, Slade led
UBC to a silver medal at the Canadian   Interuniversity   Athletics
Union (CIAU) championships last
year, and finished top as scorer in
the Canada West division.
Wilson said she chose Slade
because of
her popularity among
the players
on the team
and with
people in
general.
Slade's
high profile
name is also
a drawing
card for the
hockey program in the
competitive
recruiting
tussles
which are
typical of
British Co-
1 u m b i a
grass
hockey.
But Wilson opted for the 23-
year-old mainly because of her
thorough knowledge of the game,
her skills,
and "her
great ability
to read the
game and to
pick out the
strengths
and weaknesses of
athletes in a
game situ-
a t i o n —
which she
probably
does better
than me."
The
two will
complement
each other
on and off
the field.
A        t
DAVID LOH PHOTO
practices when Wilson will only
have time to focus on the team,
Slade will concentrate on individual skills.
"I will help out those rookies
who don't get enough skill workout, or the goalie who is often left
out," said Slade.
In a different dimension,
Wilson sees Slade as a bridge between players and the coach.
"She is a good liasion to myself," said Wilson. "She's good at
extending to people, and very approachable. And most will have
played with her before."
Slade puts it a touch differently, "Wilson is the disciplinarian, and I am the buffer sometimes."
Slade, who is finishing her
Physical Education degree this
year, says she is enjoying the
coaching.
"It's a natural progression
from playing," she said.
16/THE UBYSSEY
September 26,1989

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