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Vol. LXIX, No. 21
Vancouver, B.C. Friday, November 21,1986
Gangs" unwelcome at Vancouver nightclub
'"The neatly dressed students gathered on the circular bench in Harbour Centre's lobby. They had
X intentionally worn knit skirts, leather oxfords, pressed shirts and pastel sweaters for the
night of the test.
Members of the club had been refused entrance to the downtown nightclub, Systems
on different occassions. They were told on each occasion the evening was reserved for
members, but had watched non-member Caucasians enter. The students were the
executive and members of the UBC Chinese Varsity Club and they wanted to
test the nightclubs door policy.
It was Friday, Oct. 24, and eleven CVC members and three Ubyssey
reporters were waiting to test Systems. At 10 p.m., the group sent
two Asian men ahead while the other nine waited. The first two
entered easily.
After 15 minutes of anxious waiting, the second group
left Harbour Centre and headed for the nightclub.
Shrieks of Madonna and a thunderous thumping
beat pulsated from the nightclub onto the empty
street. The nine students, men and women,
were immediately told by the large doorman
that it was a "members-only" night,
and were refused entry. No signs
were posted at the door to
announce the special night.
Two other group members — one white, one
Asian — approached the doorman
after the
group of
Chinese Varsity club president Steve Ling and member Andy Lew.
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They were also told it was a members-only night but asked the doorman why the
previous group was not allowed in.
"I have real bad problems with gangs here," he said. "Especially orientals —
Japanese, Koreans — and so my boss says unless they are members, we don't want any
The Asian member of the party of two left a required $20 deposit with the doorman
and retrieved the first two group members who had entered the night club. The original
two were not Systems club members and said there were few people inside the club at the
time of the incident.
The group of four hurriedly left Systems to meet the rest of the group waiting a block
away. With one click and a rewind, the rest of the group gathered around to hear the
taped evidence.
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the group was discriminated against that evenim-
"The doorman was classifying us as a gang ju ■
because we were a Large group of orientals. Ling said.
"Would he classify a large group of Italians as
When The Ubyssey contacted Systems on Nov. 10, a
man who identified himself as the day manager but
would not give his name refused to say if the doormen
are instructed to refuse entrance to large Asian groups.
"People who have businesses have the right to .select
their clientele," he said. "Wc tell the doorman not to
let in anyone who would disrupt the business."
He said Systems has a "very strong" door policy
and that the doormen are told to treat the club as their
own. "We receive complaints all the time," he said
and added some are complaints about discrimination.
"If the oriental population was at all understanding,
vou would take care of vour own problems," he added.—-'-   .
When contacted a second time by The Ubyssey on
Nov. 20 a man who identified himself as the same
manager earlier contacted said he was also one of
seven owners of the nightclub. He elaborated further
on their door policy.
He said they have three criteria in their door policy:
.i ilioss code, making sure that patron has correct iden-
ulii .nion, and a third more general criteria where the
l'ii'P->rtion of men to women in a group is considered.
"' I hi- criteria applies not just to Asian people," he
•.i!i! "The policy varies depending on the time of
d.i-. "
He added that no one else at Systems would identify
thcimelves to the press either.
A communis relations officer for the Vancouver
police said he i- unaware of any recent incidents where
gangs have botheicd downtown nightclubs.
Greg Neufeld said* "The types of things that usually
go on are inter-gang things." Members of the oriental
gangs squad coordinated law enforcement unit were
not available for comment.
Section 28 of Vancouver's by-laws states that a person holding a business license cannot refuse to sell
anything or supply any service to anyone on the basis
of race, creed, color, religion, sex, marital status,
physical and mental disability, natural ancestry, or
political belief.
But a business can decide to hold a private party at
any time, said Allan Gould B.C. liquor licensing and
control board gerneral manager. He added, "There is
nothing preventing a business from limiting access, as
long as they are not contravening any human rights
CVC president, Steve Ling said a common reason
given for not admitting Asians is that they don't drink
enough, but he says that should not matter.
"Businesses are supposed to be open to the
public,"said Ling. "And we are part of that group."
He added that many clubs already guard against small
drinkers by charging high cover charges.
He said one of the reasons his club is lodging their
complaint with the B.C. Council of Human Rights is
"to make others aware that night clubs are out to
make a profit and they'll do anything to get it."
Ling said club members have filed complaints to the
B.C. Human Rights Council and the Vancouver City
Council Race Relations Committee over the incident
and a previous incident involving the CVC and a summer dance booking at Systems. He said his club is
lodging a complaint to draw public attention to the incidents.
The B.C. Human Rights Council is the only provincial government body which has the authority to investigate racial discrimination complaints.
Gillian MacGregor, complaints analyst for the B.C.
Human Rights Council, said the council has received
complaints about similar incidents, but she would not
specify which nightclubs the complaints are about.
"There have been eomplaints," he said. "And we are
looking into allegations of the type."
MacGregor, said the council does not get many
complaints from Asians. "They are a very small
minority of the number of complaints that are filed.
See page 2: DISCRIMINATION Page 2
Friday, November 21,1986
Discrimination has become less blatant
From page 1
She said the council receives an
average of 20 complaints per month
and that 73 percent of them are
employment related. She said she
suspects there are more incidents
that go unreported than the number
the council actually receives, but,
she added, "In general it is difficult
to know whether discrimination is
not occurring or whether it is not
MacGregor says a complaint will
be investigated if there exists a
"reasonable belief" that a written
letter of complaint is valid, and the
five-member council agrees to appoint an investigator.
After hearing the results of the
investigation, the council has one of
four options: to close the case when
a complainant declines to pursue
the complaint, to settle the complaint, to refer the complaint to the
ministry of labor for a formal inquiry, or to conduct a hearing by
Mediator appt'd
A Vancouverlawyer has been appointed to mediate contract talks
between UBC and the faculty
Faculty association executive officer Geoffrey Crampton said the
appointment of Bruce Greyell was
agreed to by both the faculty and
administration instead of going to
arbitration in order to reach a
1986-87 settlement.
Although Crampton said it
would be inappropriate to comment
on details of the talks before an
agreement is reached, he cited the
size of salary increase as the major
barrier to a settlement.
Last year, faculty salaries increased by three per cent, less than the
rate of inflation. Faculty association president Barrie Morrison said
UBC salaries have declined by 12
per cent in real purchasing power in
the last three years.
Crampton said it is impossible to
predict when a settlement would be
reached to replace the faculty's
previous contract which expired in
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the council itself.
Decisions made by the council are
binding and there is no appeal. The
council can award a maximum of
$2,000 in damages in addition to
compensation for all or part of
wages, salary, or loss incurred for
each incident.
"I don't think discrimination is
as blatant as it used to be," she said
but added that each time she lectures to groups, members of the audience come up to her and said they
have experienced incidents of
discrimination, but that they did
not report it.
Wesley Shew, a former UBC student, and CVC member, has filed
an individual complaint against a
downtown nightclub where he has
been refused entry twice and found
out from exiting patrons that those
nights were not members only
"I had heard of it happening to
other people" he said, "but when it
happens to you, you get upset
enough to make a complaint."
"I would go to court to swear by
what they did," he added.
Former city race relations committee co-chair alderman Bill Yee
said he has been informed of the
CVC complaint, but has still not
received an official complaint from
the club.
Yee said the club's complaint is
not the first the committee has
heard about Systems. Two earlier
complaints lodged by individuals
have been received he said.
Although   the   twenty   member
committee formed in 1982 does not
have any punitive power, it can
pressure council to hold show cause
hearings which ask the licensee to
give reasons why their license
should not be revoked.
The committee has recommended
that city council hold only three
show cause hearings since 1982 said
Yee. One involved a nightclub
which was refusing entrance to
Blacks and another involved a
downtown hotel which would not
rent rooms to Native Indians.
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Page 3
Students finally get food bank
UBC student council voted
unanimously Wednesday evening
in favour of creating a food bank
on campus.
Alma Mater Society external affairs   co-ordinator   Carol   Pedlar,
responsible for drawing up the constitution and tabling the proposal,
said she is ecstatic a UBC food bank
is finally underway and thanked
student council for voting in support of it.
"This makes my first year on stu-
Presidents meet
and The Ubyssey staff
Premier Bill Vander Zalm's decision to replace Post Secondary
Education minister Russ Fraser
with newcomer Stan Hagen has
given university administrators
another chance to push for better
The presidents of B.C.'s three
universities met Nov. 12 to plan
their lobbying strategy before
meeting the new minister.
UBC president David Stangway
said Friday the universities have met
three times this year already. He
hopes to meet with the presidents
five or six times a year to discuss
common problems such as faculty
salaries, research and base
operating funding.
He hopes to meet with Hagen today.
SFU vice-president George Ivany
said the importance of university
autonomy will be emphasized.
"We believe we serve society very
well when we are left to our own
ends," he said.
Neither Ivany nor SFU president
Bill Saywell have met Hagen but
Ivany said they are optimisitc after
having heard "some good things"
about him.
"We will insist on base funding,
student aid and salary improvements," Ivany said.
The government's practice of
funding the university through "excellence funds" for special initiatives is detrimental, said Ivany.
The ministry's name change to
Continuing Education and Job
Training amplifies Ivany's fears
that the university is being seen
strictly as a tool of economic
SFU faculty association vice-
president Stanley Shapiro was
guardedly optimistic about the
"Maybe, and I emphasize
maybe, with the new set of
ministers and an admittedly
idiosyncratic premier there might be
an improvement.
Hagen, president and owner of a
ready-mix cement firm, received a
university degree from the Pacific
Lutheran University in Tacoma,
Washington. He served as chair and
vice-chair of the local school board
in Comox Valley, and is an active
member of the Faith Lutheran
Church in Courtney.
When he appointed Hagen to the
cabinet, Vander Zalm specifically
assigned him to review the student
aid program and look at ways to
improve access to post secondary
education for rural students.
dent council totally worthwhile,"
Pedlar said.
She said the centre is designed for
people who have already received
student aid and still need more
money, but can't get it.
"When a student's resources are
strained to the breaking point, he or
she can use the foodbank as an
emergency aid source," she said.
Pedlar originally proposed a food
bank when she was elected to student council in February of 1986.
Sandra Jarvis, a non-AMS executive was chosen to organize a
food bank this summer, but after
her term in office expired in August
the food bank was discontinued.
The Lutheran Campus centre was
proposed as the site for a food
bank, but heated debate arose as to
who would provide funding and
organize the centre.
A co-ordinator for the food bank
Youths lead two lives
Young Indo-Canadians often
lead a double life as they grapple
with opposing expectations of family and peers, a community broadcaster said Thursday.
East Indian girls and young
women have the most difficult time
in Vancouver's 80,000 member
community, said Sushma, an
Indian-languages broadcaster with
Channel 19.
Starting in grade 10 or 12,
"they're taken out of school, married, forgotten," Sushma told 35
people in SUB 207.
"The young guy will be given 100
per cent support in education," said
Sushma. "Even if the girl wants to
go to university here in Vancouver
she's not allowed to."
The only way young women can
retaliate against an arranged marriage is to run away from home, she
The strict social controls on both
boys and girls in the Indo-Canadian
community stem from parental
fears about the effects of Western
society, said Sushma, who was born
in Kenya and trained by the British
Broadcasting Corporation in London, England as a broadcaster. She
emigrated to Vancouver in 1972
after her own arranged marriage.
She said many parents, some of
whom were born in India, have a
distorted image of the West where
everyone smokes, drinks, and has
free sex.
The children learn to act "Indian" at home and differently at
school, she said.
Sushma said she wants to
preserve Indian culture through her
television show — she has 5,000
records of Indian music — as well
as focusing on problems with the
culture and the Vancouver community.
She has received threatening
telephone calls when her show
dealt with sensitive topics, such as
the treatment of women or elderly
people in the Vancouver community.
Sushma's comments sparked a
lively debate among the audience on
Indo-Canadian UBC students.
"I reject someone doing my
thinking for me, telling me who my
friends are and when I should get
married and who I should marry,"
said Devinder Pannu, graduate
Pannu said Indo-Canadians
should learn the Western values of
respect for oneself as an individual.
One woman, who said she does
not feel discriminated against
because she is East Indian or a
woman, urged young people to talk
to their parents about concerns such
as being forbidden to go to parties
where alcohol is served.
But another student said it's not
that easy.
The speech was sponsored by the
East Indian Students Association.
will be chosen by the AMS elections
committee in January. It's operation is expected to begin in
February of 1987.
Pedlar said a large percentage of
the volunteers for the Food and
Development Centre Board, are
already in place, and much of the
legislating will be done in the meantime.
"Our goal is not only to set up a
distribution centre but a place
where people can get counselling to
help them deal with a low income
lifestyle," said Pedlar.
According to Pedlar funding for
the food bank will come from
charitable donations by
undergraduate societies and major
food stores as well as fund raising
events such as dances, beer gardens
and cake sales.
"We have received substantial
community  support,  and  several
undergraduate societies have
already indicated a willingness to
contribute to the foodbank. The
Unitarian Church, the inter-
fraternity council and the AMS programs committee have also
volunteered supprot," she said.
The FDCB will consist of 11
members including two from student council. The co-ordinator of
the food bank will be paid on an
honorarium basis of $400 month.
All other positions will be on a
volunteer basis.
Pedlar said she received a great
deal of help in setting up the food
bank's constitution from Chris
Bromige of the Circle K Club and
AMS archivist Iolanda Weisz
helped with the format.
"What would make me happiest
is if we found out the food bank
was not really needed," she said.
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YOUNG MARTIAL ARTIST valiantly leaps to defend Zombied students in background from green slimy alien.
Proctor later refused to clean up mess.
President rules out student representation on committee
UBC's president has ruled out
any student representation on a sexual harassment committee he appointed last summer.
But David Strangway said in an
interview Wednesday that proposed
sexual harassment procedures at
UBC will "probably" be made
public before they become policy.
Strangway said it is too early to
publish a working draft completed
last week by the presidential ad hoc
committee that is investigating procedures for handling sexual harassment complaints.
If student or staff representatives
were added now to the committee,
composed of four faculty
members, "it would set us back two
months," he said.
Students were left off the committee, said Strangway, because he
was anxious to start the process as
soon as possible with a very small
Graduate Student Society president Phil Bennett said formulating
campus-wide procedures for sexual
harassment is a farce without student representation.
"It's appalling," said Bennett.
Bennett and student senator-at-
large Christina Davidson have also
criticised the committee chair's
refusal to release the working draft,
which includes a definition of sexual harassment and procedures tq
deal with complaints at UBC.
"At some point we would probably publish it (proposed procedures) as a draft in UBC Reports
and ask people to comment on it,"
said Strangway.
"We're not at that stage yet," he
Christina Davidson said earlier
this week the committee is stifling
input instead of fostering university-wide discussion.
The committee chair, UBC
associate vice-president Bertie
McLean, said the draft was only
"very rough notes" that anyone appearing before the committee could
The Alma Mater Society student
council will not be making a submission to the committee, said
AMS president Simon Seshadri, but
has referred the issue to the AMS
Women's Centre. Seshadri said the
AMS executive lacks the expertise
of the women's centre.
The Office and Technical
Employees Union was not informed
that the presidential committee even
exists, said local 15 secretary-
treasurer Opal Skilling.
CUPE Local 116 president Ken
Andrews said he has sent a submission to the committee. But he said
he is sceptical that it will be ac
cepted because the union spent
many hours sitting on past UBC
committees on sexual harassment
that resulted in nothing.
The most recent committee was
disbanded due to frustration with
the administration's mandate to investigate only sexual harassment of
students by students.
"CUPE 116 has lost faith in the
credibility of any such
committees," said Andrews.
He said the UBC local, with
1,500 members, tried several times
during bargaining with the university to insert wording on sexual
harassment into the contract
language, with no success.
Hillel House director Daniel
Siegel, who met with Strangway
Wednesday, said the UBC
Chaplains are satisfied with the process "as long as the document
becomes public before it's set in
stone." Page 4
Friday, November 21, 1986
Where does one go when one has been sexually harassed at UBC?
There should be a straightforward answer to this question, right? There
must exist a standing, clearly defined route for lodging a complaint in an institution of UBC's size and stature. Think again.
Your university is one of the select institutions of its kind in Canada that
lacks a comprehensive guide to sexual harassment grievance procedures.
UBC does not even have a working definition of sexual harassment.
Slowly (it has been two months since work began) a presidential committee is putting a working paper together on how to deal with the problem. Some progress has apparently been made. Committee chair Bertie
McLean says there is a rough draft definition of harassment and procedures, such as mediation, investigation, and formal hearings, to deal
with complaints. But there exist large problems in how the committee is
going about creating the paper and the makeup of the committee itself.
The committee is comprised of four faculty members. That's it. The staff
of the university has no representation. One campus union didn't even
know of the committee's existence. And even worse, the 25,000 students,
the overwhelming majority of the campus, have no representation. None.
President Strangway has said the report will "probably" be made before
it becomes policy. He probably said this to ease fears that the report will
never be discussed, just set in administration stone. But at the same time,
Strangway the geologist appears as intransigent as granite when he says
the committee will not be opened to student representation because it "will
set us back two months." It seems likely that if he doesn't want to slow
down to make the committee fair he won't want to slow down to open up
the university community to debate the report.
In the meantime, the presidential committee is robbing the students of
UBC from a say in a non-academic issue that affects students more than
any other group.
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The nuclear buttons that might push themselves
It is 1986, the United Nations International Year of Peace, and the
world stands poised on the brink of
nuclear war. No one, we are told
again and again, would be crazy
enough to "push the button".
Perhaps not, but . . . foolish
enough to be rushing headlong to
develop a "button" that can push
itself. That is another matter.
The superpowers are developing,
testing, and beginning to deploy
weapon systems that are by their
very nature first-strike weapons:
weapons accurate enough to be
targetted on missile silos rather than
cities (the basis of conventional
deterrence), and fast-moving
enough to destroy those missiles
before they are launched. The only
response to this threat is to reduce
the warning time before a
retaliatory strike is launched, to
prevent being disarmed by a
preemptive first strike, eventually
relinquishing human control
altogether and delegating to computers the decision whether to
retaliate when a supposed attack is
detected. Both the offensive doctrine of counterforce (targetting the
other side's missiles rather than its
cities) and the retaliatory strategy of
launch on warning now form an integral part of the strategic doctrines
of the United States and, one must
assume, the Soviet Union (who
have even less reliable computer
U.S. President Reagan has
assured us again and again that the
U.S. does not intend to launch a
first strike against the USSR, and
he is perfectly sincere. But military
strategy is a cold-blooded business,
and good intentions do not count
for much.
Military planners cannot afford
the luxury of considering the other
side's intentions, only its
capabilities: they must always
prepare for the "worst-case
Whether the U.S. intends to
launch a pre-emptive first strike
against the USSR is debatable; that
they are actively engaged in acquiring the capability to do so is clear,
unequivocal fact.
The Conference on the Risk of
Accidential Nuclear War, held at
UBC last spring, concluded that the
risk  of accidental  nuclear war is
"substantial and increasing"
because of "increasingly complex
and unmanageable command and
control systems with reduced warning times demanding decisions and
actions on a time scale exceeding
human capabilities" and "increasing reliance on automated decisionmaking systems, leading to a greater
likelihood of catastrophic error".
How often does UBC's relatively
uncomplicated   Amdahl   computer
system go down? Often enough.
Could a system failure trigger
World War III? If so, what can be
done about it? Come and find out.
Standord University computer
scientist Dr. Clifford Johnson will
speak on these issues on Monday,
November 24, at 12:30 in BUCH
A104. Be there or be neanderthal!
Jim Christian
Violence solves nothing
Ecologists cannot be terrorists
This is in response to the letter
from Jeff Friesen, displaying ignorance and warped values, in
which he accuses Paul Watson and
the Sea Shepherd Society of terrorism in the act of sinking two
Icelandic whaling ships.
What is terrorism? In Friesen's
words it is "the pursuit of a
political objective by the means of
terror or fright." For a start Paul
Watson and the Sea Shepherd
Society have never made any claims
to being a political group.
Therefore one cannot say that their
actions were the pursuit of political
objectives. Watson's group are concerned with ecology, environmental
issues, which he, and others, see as
transcending political matters.
To say that the people of Iceland
must be frightened with half their illegal whaling fleet at the harbour
bottom, as Friesen suggests, is
clearly naive. The average person in
Iceland probably cares as little
about whaling operations as the
average UBC student cares about
the Alberta grain crop. Whaling, by
the way Mister Friesen, no longer
November 21, 1986
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waist high won ton soup. Evelyn Jacob and Ron Stewart preferred to float on clouds of butterscotch
flavoured candr floss overlooking Malcom Pearson w-rllowing in buckets of baclava and greasy Bino's
muffir.s baked by Micheal Groberman in Ross McLaren's easy back oven. Meanwhile Jennifer LyalL
Anya Waite. Kelly Smith and Cassandra Freeman calmly consumed pots of pickled curried rice and
eggs prepared by Steven Wisenthal.
makes up a large part of the Icelandic national economy, but merely
lines the pockets of Reykjavik
businessmen and the stomachs of
Japanese executives.
To say that Watson is carrying
out terrorism against the people of
Iceland is, frankly, stupid. Terrorism is not carried out against nationalities or societies, terrorism is a.
direct assault on the security of individuals, which is what makes it effective, and frightening. Clearly, by
his extreme care and concern, Paul
Watson has been conscientious
about not endangering any individuals, or causing anyone to fear
for their lives.
What is terrorism? Terrorism is
frightening me — the terrorism of
illegal whaling operations which
flagrantly disregard all our efforts
to save some of this planet's most
beautiful creatures. That frightens
me; that terrorizes me. I am truly
scared that the human race will
once more be responsible for the
elimination of an entire species —
lest we forget the Dodo.
It frightens me also that such a
thought does not bother obvious
materialists such as Jeff Friesen,
who care more about property,
albeit illegal property, than sensitive, social animals and our own
John Hudson
arts 1
Paul Dayson's letter "Student
misquotes Watson, The Ubyssey,"
Nov. 18, brings myopic, misinformed, bleeding-heart liberalism to new
lows. Let's examine his five key
1. Whether or not Watson was
quoted out of context, the fact remains that the destruction of property is terrorism, by definition. I
therefore assume the point Dayson
is trying to make is that Watson
cares deeply about his terrorist actions.
2. I'm glad to hear that
Greenpeace does not support these
actions, but whether or not they
refer to this as terrorism is irrelevant. In any event, it would be a
case of the kettle calling its spout
3. In mentioning whaling's small
role in Iceland's economy, is
Dayson suggesting that it is less
morally bankrupt to sink their ships
than those of Russia or Japan?
4. Re. Vegetarianism; the eating
habits ofthe Sea Shepherd Society's
members interest me (and, I
assume, most of the readers of this
newspaper) about as much as the
mating habits of the cetaceans they
are trying to protect. The latter part
of this point makes even less sense;
are we to condone destructive acts
simply because the actors claim to
act on moral perogatives? Most
terrorist organizations are also "interested in a number of issues and
play active roles in numerous action
5. In this point Dayson, obviously not a student of logic, draws the
assi'nine conclusion that Friesen's
comment about Watson returning
two ships "implies that Watson has
at his disposal some huge fleet."
Rather, Friesen's point was obviously that Watson has a moral
obligation to replace what he has
destroyed, much as a criminal must
return property that he has stolen.
Dayson prefaces all his remarks
with the comment that Friesen
"places more value in two inanimate lumps of metal than he
does on the whales, living animals
when I last checked." (Did you
really, Paul? Was it good for you,
too?) I suppose that this means that
if a purse-snatcher is an environmentalist he should be absolved.
Dayson's whole argument hinges
on the premise that actions taken
under moral auspices are somehow
above such petty things as law and
sanctity of property. It is this attitude that has allowed terrorist
groups (which, in view of their
latest actions, we must deem the Sea
Shepherds) to exert such control
over the political affairs of the
world. Violence never solves any
problems; any attitude that supports violence of any kind is
demonstrative of an "amoral lack
of principles."
Ian Munro
arts 2
Michael Skene
commerce 1
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Student says pyramid scheme illegal
I'm distressed! It has come to my
attention that a growing number of
students have stumbled upon a new,
sure-fire, money scheme that supposedly returns a 800% profit in a
matter of weeks. Think again!
Fact: Pyramid schemes are illegal. Sure, as citizens of a free and
open society we have the right to
question, and even change, laws
that we feel are unjust or antiquated; but, the illegality of
pyramids is clearly for good
reasons. Why? Because like any
theft, the return to the thief comes
at a greater loss to the society,
which of course the law is designed
to protect.
With the simplest arithmetic one
can see that for every winner in the
pyramid, there must be at least
seven losers. Most pyramids work
on the principle of geometric expansion. Each row of the pyramid is
filled by individuals paying a set
fee, and each person is responsible
for collecting eight more suckers to
fill the next row. The pyramid expands by a multiple of eight. The
idea is that once a row is full the
people above receive their payment.
Participants must realize one of
two things: That there must be a
loser but feel they can win early
Do not interfere
with bully states
This is a rebuttal to only the most
inaccurate comments and specious
arguments made by Nick Sleigh and
David Ingham in their recent
diatribe on my unconventional
foreign policy views (you'd better
get a dictionary, Dave; I'm going to
use a lot of words with more than
two syllables).
First of all, where did Nick get
the idea that I want to shoot and
bomb communists?, (and where did
I say I voted Socred?). I'm not that
much a reactionary. On the whole, I
have a grudging respect for Marxism, and I see it the way a far-
sighted Roman might have seen
Christianity 1600 years ago.
As for Dave's letter, I am still
unable to reconcile all of his
ideological pronouncements,
however, it's just that I've never encountered a democratic socialist
who wants to use military force to
ensure that justice is done
throughout the world. In any case,
Dave was right when he said that I
wouldn't intervene if a country (not
an individual) were being badly
beaten by a bully.
If Dave's philosophy were applied to foreign policy, we would be
at war with, or intervening in half
the nations of the world!
This is a case of the cure being
worse than the disease. Even the
United States gave up being the
world's policeman after Viet Nam.
I do agree that the apathy, isolationism, and pacifism of the U.S.
and Britain before WW II allowed
the final solution to continue, as
well as Germany's military buildup. But remember, Dave, that this
was the pre-nuclear age. If the
Nazis had a modern nuclear
arsenal, we would be dealing with
them on the same terms today as we
are with the Russians.
Most ridiculous of all is Dave's
claim that capitalism is "one of the
most inhumane systems ever devised". Democracy (which Dave seems
to find desirable) has never existed
without significant private
economic power (the central feature
of capitalism). If capitalism is
managed by politicians who respect
the advice of economists, it is the
most nearly Utopian system around.
I still maintain that Carter's
obsession with human rights violations and his concern for Soviet
dissidents was petty. To exaggerate
the point, he was stalling arms control (on which the fate of the human
race depends) because a handful of
malcontents refused to keep their
opinions to themselves. Our meddling in Soviet internal affairs does
nothing but piss them off, which
gives Western hawks an excuse to
keep Cold War II alive.
The last piece of disinformation
spread by Dave is about Carter's
record on detente — it was Nixon,
Kissinger, and Willy Brandt who
deserve the real credit for it. Nixon
and Kissinger initiated the process,
and brought detente into full bloom
in the mid-1970's. West Germany's
Willy Brandt took an independent
course with his "realpolitik" at
about the same time. The lustre of
detente faced during the Carter
years, and came to an abrupt end
when Carter imposed draconian
diplomatic and trade sanctions
against the Soviet Union after their
invasion of Afghanistan. Carter's
naivite and moralism killed detente
well before Reagan had a chance to
doit- Peter Von Maydell
Commerce 3
McGeer a Liberal first
John Whyte, never one to miss a
passing bandwagon, has seen fit to
lambaste our dear, departed
"dinosaur," Dr. Pat McGeer.
What Mr. Whyte, the President of
the UBC Liberal Club, fails to mention is that half of Dr. McGeer's
"quarter century of experience"
was spent as a Liberal MLA. Along
with a few other campus favorites,
like Garde Gardom, Mel Couvelier,
and Premier Vander Zalm Himself,
Dr. McGeer was suckled at the
bosom of the B.C. Liberal Party,
and spent his politically formative
years ingesting Liberal values.
Perhaps those early influences
are the clue to his switch to Social
Credit. The Liberal Party values
success over integrity, ambition
over conviction. Dr. McGeer's opportunistic party-hopping, not
unlike Mr. Whyte's opportunistic
letter-writing, is the product of the
Liberal Party's all-pervasive ethic
of winning at any cost.
Five or ten years from now, when
John Whyte tears up his Liberal
membership card and signs up with
the Socreds, I'll send flowers.
Ken Dickerson
arts 3
Thanks Rick
I would like to thank you on
behalf of the NPA for the coverage
which Gordon Campbell and
myself received preceding the Vancouver Civic election. I felt both articles were expressed articulately
and objectively by Rick Hiebert.
I would especially like to thank
him for the Nov. 7th article, for
without it the students of UBC
would have been much less aware
that a fellow student was running
for the Vancouver School Board.
Robert Sanzaloni
enough to take the money and run,
or that the pyramid can actually
continue forever as long as
everybody does their part. Both
groups are motivated by greed: the
latter group is just plain stupid, and
the former is a sad reflection of a
world lost in confusion.
The fact that it is university
students partaking in this game of
greed and deceit multiplies my
vexation. In a time when we need to
unite and show our new government our commitment to educa
tion; a time when we need more
funds, some of us are saying, "Hey,
it's O.K. to grab the money and run
. . . even if it means stealing from
our friends."
Chris Lemon
economics 3
Once again this year we have an unusual selection
of books in our sale, including:
— publishers' specially-priced and remaindered books
— a large selection of books for children
— "hurts" from some of the finest publishers
— UBC Library discards: books and records at bargain prices
— sale-priced textbooks
NOV. 17 - NOV. 29
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Friday, November 21,1986
Student warns of draft and the American way
The US government is preparing
to go to war with Nicaragua. There
is talk of using direct military intervention against the government
of Nicaragua in order to stop the
communists from "crawling" up
Central America, over Mexico and
into Houston, Texas.
The present Reagan administration is conducting a proxy war
against the government and people
of Nicaragua through the use of the
Congressionally-funded contras,
but if the U.S. were to go to war
directly with Nicaragua, that would
require a full-scale military invasion
and a naval blockade. Such a
military invasion would require the
use of United States Armed Forces
The "volunteer" army would not
be able to invade, and occupy
Nicaragua — there would not be
enough troops (men and women are
now in the regular U.S. Army) to
do the "dirty job". But someone
would have to do it.
So. . .the U.S. government is
conducting draft registration.
Again! Draft registration was ended
in 1972 because so many people
refused to register for the draft.
But, president Jimmy Carter
revived draft registration in 1980.
Commerce students shortchanged
Recently, there has been a great
deal of noise among the Commerce
undergraduates. The Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration is planning to introduce a four year Bachelor of
Commerce programme next year,
and a few undergraduates presently
in  the  five  year  programme  are
Save seals
The Canadian Government is
currently considering subsidizing a
renewed mass slaughter of seals.
The seal hunters contribute a very
negligible portion to the economy,
however, they have joined forces
with the fishing industries, who are
currently pressuring the government on their behalf. As a member
of the International Fund for
Animal Welfare, I am appealing to
the staff, students and faculty of
UBC to take a few moments to address a postcard to: E.J. Safarik,
President, Ocean Fisheries Ltd.,
2215 Commissioner Street, Vancouver, B.C. V5L 1A8. The following format is provided by the
Dear E.J. Safarik:
If the Canadian Government subsidizes a renewed mass slaughter of
seals, I will personally support an
IFAW call for a boycott of your
products in Britain.
Past efforts by the IFAW have
shown that postcards threatening a
boycott of products by those companies directly involved have been
veiy effective.
Julia Baker
transfer student of SDSU
Don 9t impose
your beliefs!
U.B.C? — He might be lord over
you, but he is not lord over us.
Freedom of religion does not give
anyone the right to impose their
beliefs over an entire population.
We the Jewish students of U.B.C.
are appalled with the lack of respect
shown by the sign that hung in
S.U.B. last week. That statement is
an assumption that encroaches on
ours and others beliefs. How would
the Christian student population
feel if they had to confront a
Muslim sign saying "Allah is God
over you"?
UBC Jewish Students Network
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upset. The undergraduates are
pushing to have the name of the
new programme changed to
Bachelor of Business Administration, but the faculty is opposed to
such a change.
It seems that these
undergraduates are worried about
the effects the new programme will
have on their standing within the
university and in the business community. However, even if there are
modifications to the core courses
and a reduction in electives and unit
requirements, the students in the
new programme will still be receiving the same level of education as
those in the five year programme.
Perhaps it should be pointed out,
that it is not the degree that makes
one a good student or a superior
prospect for employment, but that
one must earn the degree. What one
learns while pursuing the path that
leads to the degree is more important than the degree itself. The
degree is merely a reflection of
one's achievement. So, for those of
us who have decided to strive for
the B. Comm., remember the purpose for which we are pursuing a
higher education.
Curt Wvong
comm 1
Ubyssey is hypocritical
Your editorial on Oct. 24 was
staggering in its dishonesty. How
dare you, of all people, praise those
who died fighting against Soviet oppression and advocate Western support for such resistance?
You have consistently opposed
every policy designed to defend
freedom (Cruise testing, Trident
submarines, SDI, Canadian
cooperation with NATO and US
military strategies) while supporting
every move to weaken such a
defence ("nuclear-free" zones,
disarmament by the West). All you
readers know that if the Hungarian
Revolution were to occur now, and
the US used its military forces to defend freedom and liberty against
Soviet tanks, the Ubyssey would be
vehemently opposed to what it
would probably call adventurism,
imperialism, war-mongering, or at
the very least recklessness by the
We would no doubt be treated to
editorials about the Soviet Union's
fear of being encircled by hostile
capitalists, its 20 million war dead
in World War II, the peace-loving
comments of little Russian children,
and the rest of the usual propaganda.
If you are not willing to support
concrete moves for the defence of
freedom, at least spare the victims
of oppression your hypocritical
crocodile tears.
Philip Sugare
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Now, as the law stands, ". . .all
male citizens and other male persons residing in the United States,
who were born on or after January
1, 1960, are required to register
within thirty days of their eighteenth birthday (from Selective Service System — information
Persons fill out a form at their
local post office and it is sent to the
Selective Service System in
Washington, D.C., which is the
U.S. government agency "responsible for providing personnel for the
U.S. armed forces. . .(from SSS information)."
Yet, Mr. Brennan, a spokesperson for the US consulate in Vancouver, is claiming falsely that U.S.
citizens living in Canada must
When asked if a U.S. citizen of
draft age living in Canada had to
register for the draft, Mr. Brennan
answered: "It doesn't matter where
you live when you reach your eighteenth birthday you have to
register. It doesn't matter if you live
But this information is false.
Selective Service Systems
booklets (also available at local post
offices, along with the registration
form itself) state under Who Must
Register ". . .persons residing in the
United States. . .are required to
register. . ."
For the U.S. consulate to claim
otherwise is false.
The fact is that U.S. citizens
residing abroad (i.e. Canada or
elsewhere) are not obligated to
register while living outside the U.S.
The draft registration law does not
extend into Canada or any other
country. In fact, as long as a U.S.
citizen resides in Canada, they
would not be obligated to register
for the draft.
When living outside the U.S., the
decision to register, like the decision
as to where one wishes to live, is at
the discretion of the individual, not
the decision of some government
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Page 7
Writing calculation of subconscious
steve chan photo
"Coffee, tea, juice, pastries?"
Timothy Findley is playing host to
his interviewer.
This unpretentious award winning author is a kind and decent
Author of the 1977 Governor
General's award winning novel The
Wars, Findley, a playwright and
former actor arrived in Vancouver
for a brief visit to promote his latest
novel "The Telling of Lies", a
murder mystery.
Findley who travelled by car on
this trip and never travels by plane
has stopped off in many cities on
his tour across Canada. He has also
stopped off at many campuses, and
would make a stop at UBC later
that day.
"I like campuses because it brings me into contact with young
people," he says. "Young people
are forthright and will disagree,"
His novel the Wars, studied by
many UBC English 100 classes, percolated in his mind for a year and
poured onto pages in three months.
The Wars is a novel about the terror
and pain of an individual struggling
to maintain integrity in a conflict
torn world, says Findley.
He likes to think his books are
gaining readers who pay attention
to his works. "Those who like to
get in there," he says. "It is
wonderful for me to know that my
work stimulates reactions.
When asked if he consciously
plots his works before writing,
Findley pauses for a moment, hun-
Corey Cerovsek's first grade
teacher once asked the class what
they planned to be when they grew
up. "I wanted to be a violinist and
play in the Orpheum," Corey
Corey Cerovsek is the soloist with
the VSO tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. and
. Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Eight years later, the 14 year old
Vancouver native is one of the best
young violinists in the world, and
on November 22 and 24 will perform in the Orpheum with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Corey is an unusual kid. At the
age of six, not long after being
given his first violin, he passed his
first Royal Conservatory of Toronto exam with the highest marks in
the country, a feat he repeated with
every subsequent exam, including
his graduating (ARCT) exam in
September 1984.
CEROVSEK...not your average 14 year old.
In July 1984 he was accepted as a
student by the renowned Josef
Gingold of Indiana University,
where he is now studying for a
Bachelor of Science degree in math
and music.
Corey says that math, which
comes easily to him, combines well
with music but will remain a hobby;
although "music has a
mathematical aspect to it," it is
more creative and thus more interesting. "Math couldn't take its
Unusual, certainly. But he isn't a
freak. "Some people expect when
they don't know me that I should
be, but nobody has told me I am
Corey is especially irritated by interviewers who ask questions implying that he is "socially retarded" or
a "nerd"; on the contrary, he relates
well to his university friends.
"At first (encountering someone
so young at university) was a bit of
a shock, but now everyone is getting
used to it." The fact that they can't
go out for a beer together doesn't
concern him: "I don't need that
anyway," he says, claiming that
students can do lots of other things
Corey enjoys university life so
much that, although he will
graduate in May of 1988, he has no
burning desire to abandon his
studies for the world of show
business. "I like studying at the
university so maybe I'll keep doing
that and get a masters . . . there's a
lot I can learn from Gingold, and I
don't want to give that up yet."
So how does one cope with the
pressure of being what could be
termed a child prodigy? It is not
unknown for people who progress
so far at such an early age to
overextend themselves and burn
out, but Corey isn't worried.
Because he needs plenty of time to
practice and develop right now, he
makes a point of playing only one
or two concerts a month; there will,
after all, be more than enough
chances to perform in the future.
"I hope to have a long life ... so
I can play lots of concerts."
ches his back and draws his hands
to his head.
Clenching his fingers around his
chin, he carefully chooses- his
words. "I do not consciously set.
out to make my books do certain
"Calculated writing produces a
calculated piece of work and is
recognized as such. The reader
recognizes that, 'I am being
manipulated here'. That can be off
putting" he says. "Whereas almost
all elements can be reached through
the calculation of the
Writing, to Findley, is a digestive
process. "The process lets the
writing, allows it onto the page."
What writers actually do is to "seek
clarification", says Findley.
His new book, says Findley, is
based on a true story, but the names
used in the book are fictional.
"It is about the structure of lies
as they have pervaded our lives,
ranging from the small lies between
people and the guilt surrounding
lies, to lies in government."
"The government supports our
structure of lies," he adds.
The Telling of Lies, a murder
mystery, guides the reader through
a maze haunted by the CIA, ex
perimental drugs, war crimes, a
sympathetic narrator, eccentric
characters, and a mysterious
Findley subtley plants his impression of the relationship between
Americans and Canadians in this
book. "We're selling out to a power
structure that wants to be continental" he says.
He believes the present government has sold Canada's "integrity"
down the river. But he adds, "I am
not anti-American. I am a totally
committed person totally opposed
to preventing a regime in the
American direction of a wonderful
One of the characters in the
novel, Nigel Forestead has a lot of
Mulroney in him, says Findley.
In the book, the narrator,
Vanessa Van Home, describes
Nigel. "Nothing Nigel does in
public is done before he smooths his
hair, pops a mint, and clicks his
Findley believes Canadians are
currently losing in the Canadian
U.S. free trade negotiations.
"Reading and knowledge have
become the victim of trade retaliation," he says. "Protection is not
necessarily a bad thing."
BROWN...top, middle, with the company.
UBC grads near
Broadway (and Main)
"The whole tone is land of like
Brazil," explains Everyman in the
'80s director Claire Brown, comparing her play to the film, not the
nation, "It's grotesque."
It's also the first ever production
of Theatre at Large, which opens
with Everyman tomorrow night at
Heritage Hall on Main Street.
"We had a gas," Brown says.
"We took a pretty stodgy medieval
play and took it into the '80s."
The turning point of the original
medieval version comes when
Everyman, who is trying to ward
off Death (personified), goes to
confession. "It is now a psychiatrist
he goes to to pour out his woes,"
Brown says.
The five wits? "His five senses
assault him as a street gang. It's a
great dance number." The production boasts original songs too, by
Ian Schildt.
Brown, a Vancouverite,
graduated from Yale
"I acted and directed there. . .
There is no place like it on Earth.
There was an incredible intensity
about it."
She's the only Yale grad in the
company, but "we've got UBC
alumni coming out our ears." Five
members of the core company got
their BFAs last spring.
"UBC's had a tradition of turning out a theatre company every
five or six years. Touchstone is the
most recent; Tamanhous was
before that. We're carrying on a
respectable tradition. . .maybe
respectable isn't the word, but we
have a pedigree."
Brown is very clear in stating the
company's mandate. "We want to
do theatrical theatre — make the
most of theatre. There is no point
trying to recreate realistic life on
stage when film does it so well.
"Live actors, the use of
language, singing, mime and configuration, that's theatrical."
Brown adds that Theatre at Large
wants to foster original, Canadian
plays, beginning with this one
(Brown did the writing), and the upcoming Christmas show, The
Wassail Ingredient, written by co-
artistic director Pauline Landberg.
Ultimately they hope to produce
a regular season of five plays. But
they're taking one show at a time,
"Five months ago this company
was three people having lunch,"
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Ballet pointless mix of styles
Passion and daring. These are
two attributes that are associated
with the Spanish dance tradition,
and both were often lacking in the
Ballet Espanol de Madrid's performance at the Queen Elizabeth[
Theatre November 15th.
In the first ballet, Prologo, what
might have been a daring experiment turned out to be a conservative and pointless mix of dance
styles. The backstage setting matched the ragged feel of the piece: it
was not yet ready for audience consumption.
Most of this piece consists of
small groups of dancers who per-
form short display pieces of flamenco or ballet with some Spanish folk
dance steps thrown in for effect. At
one point a bouncy couple in warm
ups do attempt to combine the three
dance styles, but chicken out after
they have managed some balletic
hops and jumps while their fingers
snap   out   syncopated   Spanish
Wheels stuck in neutral
BELLIS. . .far right, charming but disconnected
John Gray's musical tome to the
trucker is unconvincing ("This
country is a highway, stretching out
from sea to sea"), awfully
melodramatic ("People keep on dying, and families keep on crying"),
and uneven (act one is an impressionistic collage of the trucker's
life, i.e. truck stop waitresses and
C.B.s; act two is the story of a
trucker who took his wife on the
road and lost her to another
18 Wheels
By John Gray
Directed by Richard Edwards
Studio 58
Langara College
until December 7
Studio 58's production is a self-
conscious pursuit of what the press
release insists is a "free-wheelin',
high flyin' musical". It appears that
a pair of older, tougher guys who
looked more like truckers ("they've
got no class; they'll grab your ass",
says the song. Not these guys.),
women who can belt out a song,
and an on-stage rock band could'
make this a fun, rocking (if inane)
The cast contains enormous
talent, but it is all misplaced in 18
Scott Bellis, as Lloyd, is a fine
singer, and an interesting, charming
performer. But when he tells us he's
been hauling for "near on twenty
years," he loses us. The play, insofar as it showcases his talent, is
great. But Bellis' performance is
disconnected from the show he is
in, so there he, and the show, fail.
Bellis' lament, "There ain't no
romance, and the pleasure there is
none, when you're haulin' chicken
guts in the hot August sun," is
presented with great humour and
The group piece in act one, The
Star of the Hollywood Grill, lacks
the verve that is demanded. The
cast does not summon the warmth
for this tribute to a selfless, Christlike diner waitress.
Cast energy rises considerably in
act two as the story of Lloyd and
Molly gives the play a narrative
direction, something these actors
are far more comfortable with.
Maribel Tait as Lloyd's dissatisfied
wife, Molly, gives her character a
fine indignance, and develops her
self-confidence in a suitable,
cartoon-like fashion: the smile
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The group song piece, Molly (is
out there on that highway), is a fun,
fast-paced story of Lloyd's futile
search for Molly.
Director Richard Edwards had
the deck stacked against him with
this one, and does not begin to
overcome what may be insurmountable handicaps.
The act one montage, without
story-line, is not played enough to
the audience. Character interaction
is limited by the script, so singing to
each other, instead of to the audience, doesn't work.
Edwards does make the best of
moments, even if there is no
cohesiveness. The group recitation
of the story of a car pile up in a
winter white-out, where the truck is
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The choreography of the last
ballet, Desenlace was also
frustrating. It begins with a female
fashion show in the fog: the six
dancers strut proudly but aimlessly
about the stage in beautifully styled
dresses • and skirts of different
lengths, cuts and colours, exiting
one by one after a brief execution of
stomps and stamps.
Ballet Espanol de Madrid
Artistic Director: Goyo Montero
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
November 15th
They all eventually reappear
together costumed in the same
white blouses, black vests and silky
brown trailing skirts. The five men
in the company, also wearing formal attire, now share the spotlight
and participate in various display
pieces of traditional Spanish dance.
The dilemma of the mystery
women in the fog is never solved
and the audience is left wondering
how it all connects.
But one strength of the
company's dancers that cannot be
criticized is their accomplished
flamenco technique, not to mention
the two talented guitarists and the
resounding voice of the company's
The dancers' percussive rhythms
were always sharp, clear and precise
even when all 11 pairs of feet were
rapidly striking the floor together.
Unfortunately most of the individual dancers' personalities did
not often show through their fiery
footwork. Might these artists be too
well-disciplined for their own good?
An exception to the unexpected
lack of passion on stage was Goyo
Montero in his own choreographic
creation, Amargo , adapted
from the book by Frederico Garia
Lorca. Montero pulls all eyes in his
direction as he ceaselessly dances
with the characters representing
love, maternity, time and death.
In his pas de deux with Love
(Rosa Naranjo), Montero's rounded searching arms are filled with
passion and tenderness. In his confrontation with Death his facial expressions and body movements consistently portray a fighting
desperate spirit.
Here the company has succeeded
in blending old and new dance
forms. The bold flamenco posture
and strong stretched out Classical
Spanish arems of the dancers compliment their modern-syled quick
inward turns and sharp, angular
Unlike the rest of the program
this ballet did not seek to please the
audience with display tactics or flirtations with balletic forms. Its
drama and vitality emerged naturally from its deep Spanish roots. If
only all of the Ballet Espanol de
Madrid's repetoire reflected this
same kind of respect for its own
rich and exciting cultural tradition.
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Dancers slam apartheid
Oxfam raised $7600 for South
African aid projects, over 1000 people drank Kokanee, four bands
played and Emery Barnes and
Harry Rankin spoke against apartheid. The organizers of the Artists
Against Apartheid conceit pronounced it an overall success.
Artists Against Apartheid
The Commodore Ballroom
November 14th
So why was I disappointed? Not
really because DOA was more
lound than musical, not because of
the big purple bruise on my hip
from being crushed against the
stage, not even because ofthe fights
that broke out toward the end.
Perhaps I was disappointed because
I expected too much. I wanted the
people there to care more about
what's happening in South Africa.
The anti-apartheid in B.C. movement has grown immensely over the
past few years, and Bill Vander
Zalm's recent plans to sell
prefabricated homes to the apartheid regime has insulted and enraged many. With this in mind, I approached Friday's anti-apartheid
concert at the Commodore with
high expectations of a charged,
angry, positive atmosphere. Instead
many people were upset because
they had to drink Kokanee instead
of their usual O'Keefe beverages.
(O'Keefe's parent company
operates out of South Africa —
hence the boycott).
They sat politely through the
Barnes' and Rankin's anti-
apartheid speeches, and by the time
the highlighted DOA came on
stage, were drunk and ready to enjoy themselves slamming into each
It's a problem for all political
benefit concerts: Where should the
line be drawn between raising
money and the actual political consciousness of the event?
Maybe John Graham, coordinator of Oxfam BC, was right
when he said, "If we were just
preaching to the converted it
wouldn't be all that important"
True enough there was some information passed on to the crowd.
When entering the Commodore
people were handed a paper with
Bill Vander Zalm's phone number
at Fantasy Gardens (271-9325), asking them to phone him to voice their
opposition to his policy plans on
South Africa.
Emery Barnes appealed to the
crowd's emotions. "There are so
many young people here tonight
making a strong moral statement
against one of the most atrocious
systems  ever  known.   You're the
ones who are going to make a difference."
The organizers of the concert did
it right. They knew that DOA,
Death Sentence, 54-40, and Randy
Bachman have a following that at
$8 a crack, couldn't pass up this
event. After all, if apartheid were
the main issue they could have
rented a hall, lined up some
speakers and maybe passed a hat.
They came for the bands.
Death Sentence sounded a lot like
DOA but they didn't have the same
following pounding against the
stage, so appeared less wild.
54-40    blended    into     the
background. They were mostly insignificant because they were sandwiched between much louder
Randy Bachman brought back
high school dances; better days and
worse music. Enjoyable by virtue of
DOA was actually the only band
that addressed the issue of South
Africa. Their first song "General
Strike" was dedicated to all the
workers in South Africa.
Near the end they played "war in
the east; war in the West", but it
should've been war in the Commodore, as fights broke out.
DOA...addresses the issues.
VEJI rocks the rafters
After a long absence, jazz found
its way into the Savoy Sunday
night, and what a show it was. VEJI
- or the Vancouver Ensemble of
Jazz Improvisation - rocked the
rafters and sent the crowd home
happy after playing a two hour plus
The Savoy fflUSIC
November 16th
Displaying the improvisational
talent that is VEJI's trademark, the
band began the evening with Art
Blakley's The Message. After a
somewhat shakey start, the band
warmed up and came together in
Drawing to a Beginning. After an
African inspired song, complete
with a Souza horn and a harp, the
band ended the first set with Duke
Ellington's Rocking in Rhythm.
The set was well played and the
band gave hints of their excellent
The second set was a screamer.
The band exploded into Re-bob-
bop, and never lost their intensity
level. The sax section led the way
with a fine solo by Cam Ryga on
alto-sax. He played a good for or
five minute piece. Ryga was followed by Pat Caird who, upset at having his chords stolen by the upstart
on alto, responded with an investigation of the scale patterns,
racing his fingers along the keypads
in and out of chord changes, on his
tenor sax.
After Ryga and Caird duelled a
while, Pat Dwyer, on tenor, took
his turn and blew the audience's
minds. Dwyer abruptly changes the
tempo from allegro to adagio and
began to play in minor keys. As the
band quickly followed suit, Dwyer
played an intense and emotional
solo. It was, jazz at its finest.
Not only the saxes were improvising, though. Strong solos were
played by each member of this thirteen piece band. Dennis Eason on
trombone, John Korsrud (from
UBC) and Bill Clark on trumpet.
Buff Allen on drums and Bill Runge
on baritone sax were among those
who shined.
The second set, from beginning
to end, was exceptional and ended
with the band walking through the
seats, playing their instruments.
Then, Bill Clark did his traditional
dance in front of the stage.
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Many theatre tickets can be purchased for
half-price on the day of the performance at
Front Row Centre (1025 Robson, 683-2017).
The Diary of Anna Frank, a moving
tribute to a courageous woman who wrote
one of the most gripping accounts of the Nazi
reign of terror, at the Vancouver Playhouse
(Hamilton and Dunsmuir, 873-331), Monday
to Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturday matinee at
2:30 p.m., until Nov. 1-29.
Ufa Skills, a new comedy by David King
which stars David and the incredibly popular,
multi-talented playwright, actress, television
star, tlBC graduate who is no stranger to the
pages of this vile rag, Nicola (Nicky to her
friends) Cavendish, in what is certain to be a
very fine, memorable production, at the
Firehall Theatre (280 East Cordova,
687-8737), Tuesday to Sunday at 8 p.m., except Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.,
Tuesdays 2 for 1, Nov. 6-29.
Tha Farm Show, by Toronto's most progressive, interesting theatre company,
Theatre Passe Murialle, has no story or plot,
simply a series of recitations skits and songs
as actors dramatize discoveries made on a
farm in Ontario, at Catherine Caines' new
theatre school. Presentation House (333
Chesterfield, North Van, 986-1351), Tuesday
to Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m. and 9
p.m., Sunday at 2:X p.m., 2 for 1
Wednesdays, November 5-22, preview Nov. 4
at 8 p.m.
The Crucible, the oldest modern play ever
written, by Arthur Miller, is the long version of
the Exorcist but without head rotation, appears to indicate a new progressive edge in
Freddy Wood's seasons, at the Frederic
Wood Theatre (on campus, across from the
Faculty Club, 228-2678), Monday to Saturday
at 8 p.m., Nov. 8, 12-22.
Main Street Players, a brand new professional theatre company will present five new
works, with an emphasis on B.C. playwrights,
at Vancouver Little Theatre (in the basement of Heritage Hall, Main and 15th,
876-4165) at 8 p.m. November 13-15, 20-22
and 27-29.
Everyman in the '80s, a lively update of
the medieval classic by a brand new professional theatre company called Theatre at Lrge,
whose artistic directors both went to UBC, at
Heritage Hall, (Main and 15th, 683-2257),
November 22-December 5.
18 Wheels, a musical by John Gray (who
wrote Billy Bishop), in a production by one of
the best theatres in Vancouver, Studio 58
(Langara Campus, 100 W. 49th, 324-5227),
where their last production. Dreaming and
Duelling, was the best production in this city
in October, November 14-December 7, Tuesday to Saturday at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2:30
and 8 p.m., previews November 12, 13 at 8
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and is often good and occasionally tasteless,
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Brighton Beach Memoirs, once again the
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Saturdays at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., Wednesday
matinee (2 for 1) at 5:30 p.m.
Ain't Misbahavin', the longest running
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Island, 687-1644), same times as Brighton
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Sex Tips for Modern Girls, the witty
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could get on to new things, at the Arts Club
Seymour Street (1181 Seymour Street,
687-1644), same times as Arts Club shows
Pinocchio, Carousel's stupendous new
Christmas production that will soon be
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Waterfront Theatre (Granville Island,
685-6217), Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2
and 8 p.m., until December 24, opens tomorrow night.
Judith Marcuse Dance, opening its third
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Five Moving Pieces, new dance works by
SFU faculty and students, kind of like Fame,
wht Kay Huang, at Simon Fraser (on top of
that mountain, 291-3514), November 27-29 at
8 p.m., November 28 at 12:30 p.m.
Charlie Murphy and Jamie Sieber Band,
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Nicaragua, Langara campus (100 West 49th,
Student Union Building, 879-7216), Nov. 21,
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Back Doors, Commodore (280-4444), Nov.
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Machine helps blind
Michael Beddoes, a UBC elec-
. trical engineer, is wrapping up the
software for a talking typewriter he
hopes will make essay typing easier
for blind students at UBC and
A small speaker, TRS-80 or compatible computing unit display, and
a printer if desired, is what's needed
to make Beddoes software work.
Each keystroke is immediately
answered by the computer with an
intelligable pronounciation.
Machines that talk are already
available, but "this machine can
read faster than others", Beddoes
said. He did admit, however,
"some distortion occurs, at fast
typing speeds".
The whole unit with printer costs
is slightly over $1000. Paul Thiele,
the head of UBC's Crane Library
for the Blind, said funding for these
machines is not readily available.
Much   of  the   funding   for  blind
students' equipment comes from
the ministry of labour's apprenticeship and training programs but
most goes to supply and repair the
library's electric typewriters.
Crane Library has only just
received its first speech output computer, which is not yet operational.
This is the only machine available
for 22 blind full-time UBC
students, as well as several part-time
and continuing education students.
"Most blind students use electric
typewriters for essays and have someone check it. Some students have
personal computers with the speech
outputs", Thiele explained.
The greatest difficulty for blind
students is writing exams. Thiele
said that during exams the students
come into the Crane library to compose on the electric typewriters.
"The blind students sweat their
exams out in here like other
students. The problem is in trying
to keep your train of thought while
on the typewriter," he said.
John Morris, a former UBC and
SFU blind student who still uses
Crane Library because of its excellent collection of classics, said
other machinery was just as important as the speech output computer
"They now have machines that
can read print from a book," he
said. These machines do not exist at
Crane library presently.
Beddoes could not say when his
machine would be available for
blind students to purchase. He said
a previous marketing attempt failed
when the sponsor went bankrupt.
"Besides blind students, this
machine has possible use for the
brain handicapped," Beddoes said.
"For these people, learning to spell
would be easier because the
students hear the letters and words
as they press them on the
Women V'-ballers win big
The women's volleyball team
finished the weekend with two impressive wins in Canada West
League play.
Puce Blorgs on this tiny island
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Friday by the mournful sobbings of
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On Friday UBC hosted the
University of Alberta and controlled the entire match allowing Alberta to score a total of only fourteen
points in three games.
UBC defeated Alberta 15-6,
15-6, 15-2. Power hitter Sheila
Jones stepped on the court for her
first game of the season after
recovering from an injury, and
received player of the game.
Jones had nine kills and thirteen
digs. Rhonda Sampson contributed
strongly with eight kills and Trina
Hewlett and Heather Olafsson kept
a strong block throughout the
On Saturday UBC was up against
tougher competition but still
managed to defeat the University of
Washington Huskies in four games
14-16, 15-8, 15-13 and 15-3.
UBC played well in an all out
team effort right through the
match. Rhonda Sampson was
awarded player of the game again as
she finished the game with fourteen
kills, fourteen digs and an excellent
performance on service reception.
Trina Hewlett had an impressive
night with twelve kills, four blocks
and eight digs. Heather Olafsson
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four blocks and twelve digs, and
Sheila Jones pounded down twenty
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Page 15
Is combat racism
With about one-half the population holding discriminatory attitudes, racism is a bigger problem
in Canada than most of us care to
"About 15 per cent of Canadians
are hard-core racists — there's not
much we seem able to do for
them," says Jack Kehoe, a professor of social and educational
studies at UBC. Then there's
another 35 per cent who have prejudices that can be changed," he
Of the remaining Canadian
population, national surveys indicate 35 per cent are fairly
tolerant, while the final 15 per cent
are classified as "very tolerant."
Kehoe, who has devoted 20 years
to researching how race relations
can be improved, was study director
of the federal task force on visible
minorities in Canada, which
developed the 80 broadly based,
far-reaching recommendations
published in the 1984 report,
Equality Now!
The recommendations included:
creating a ministry of
multiculturalism; encouraging affirmative action hiring programs, easing legal procedures for prosecuting
against racial hatred, and redressing
the mistreatment of Japanese Canadians during and after World War
But Kehoe's special interest has
been in how education and the
school system can confront racism
and foster tolerance in Canada's
coming generations — research indicates children develop an
awareness of race by the age of
three or four, and many develop
prejudices by age five.
In general terms, better-educated
people tend to be less racist, as
reflected in attitude tests, which
Kehoe attributes to two possible
"Better educated people are
more able to look at the test and
think "I know how they want me to
respond — they're measuring my
attitudes towards East Indians,"
thus selecting a non-racist response.
"The other reason better-
educated people may be less-
prejudiced is because they've made
it so they don't need a scapegoat,"
says Kehoe.
The results are more significant,
however, for programs designed
specifically to promote positive attitudes within multicultural,
multiracial elementary school
Programs conducted in Toronto,
which included role-playing, folk-
dancing, and games to improve race
relations, showed a dramatic effect
on the attitudes of white children in
grades five and six towards
schoolmates of East Indian descent.
After the program, the percentage of white students who said they
would let the other group live in
Canada rose from 76 to 94 per cent;
the number allowing a family of
East Indian descent to live next
door rose from 49 to 79 per cent;
and those accepting members of the
other group as best friends moved
from 41 to 60 per cent.
As for dealing with racist incidents in the classroom or
playgrounds, school boards in
Toronto and Vancouver have
guidelines for teachers, and Kehoe
did not see major difficulties in implementing them.
"I say to the teachers — look, if
you were out on the playground and
saw a student spitting in the face of
another student you know what you
would do.
"So take the perpetrator down to
the principal's office and indicate in
no uncertain terms that this is unacceptable behaviour — it just will
not be tolerated in this school,"
Kehoe says.
"We also advocate the victim be
provided with support," he adds,
"About 15 per cent of Canadians are hard-core racists —
there's not much we seem
able to do for them. "
— Jack Kehoe
recommending the teacher
apologize for the incident and
assure the child the behavior is condemned by other students and staff.
For individuals with persistent
racist behavior, Kehoe recommends
calling both student and parents into the principal's office.
"Even if the parents continue to
express racist attitudes at home,
they are at least in the position of
having to say to their kid: "when
you go to school, for God's sake,
don't be calling people racist
names. We don't want to be called
in by the principal anymore."
Eric Wong, race relations consultant for the Vancouver school
board, agrees with these kinds of
responses to racist incidents.
"In our statement of philosophy,
it is made clear we do not obvious
to some students," he says.
Wong emphasizes that the
number of racist incidents occurring at school are less than these in
the surrounding community, since
the institution has some ability to
control behaviour.
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He also relates the kind of intolerance expressed to the
developmental stages of children.
"At a younger age, children tend
to have less tolerance for differences based on sight and
sound," says Wong, comparing this
to an inability to deal with strange
"The younger child may tell you:
I am happy with my peanut butter
and jelly sandwich and I don't want
to try anything else," he says.
Kehoe agrees on the importance
of taking developmental stages into
consideration when designing programs to foster tolerance.
"There's a cause of prejudice
called inadequately developed
cognitive and perceptual ability —
what we're talking about there are
people who are basically lousy
"If, for example, a child doesn't
have the ability to see differences
within a group of people, then
they're more likely to be prejudiced
against that group."
To help children from grade five
onwards see differences within a
group of people, Kehoe is developing a set of 25 cards, which show individuals representing five different
occupations from each of five racial
While prejudiced children
typically sort the pictures by race,
the program develops their ability
to sort in terms of other attributes,
such as occupation, the presence of
a beard or glasses, perceived attractiveness, perceived emotional state
and so on.
Another perceptual skill important in fostering tolerance is role-
taking, or the ability to see things
from another person's point of
A story in a grade three booklet
describes a young girl moving between schools, while the teachers'
manual asks students to first examine their own feelings, then imagine how this other person feels.
Although role-taking may be difficult to teach, Kehoe says it has
shown significant results with other
groups. With prisoners, for example, the number of repeat offenders
dropped noticeably when they
learned the skill.
"If we develop these kinds of
abilities and students get better at
these kinds of things, it reduces the
likelihood of them being prejudiced
in the long-run and even in the short
run," says Kehoe.
Institutional   discrimination   is
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another concern. This kind of prejudice is often built-in through a
"hidden curriculum', which insists
on assessment tests, teaching
methods, behaviours and other
cultural norms inappropriate to
minority groups.
For instance, universities teach
new teachers to praise their students
overtly—directly, openly and
publicly — for good work. But
Athapaskan native children typically reject overt praise and silently
withdraw from it, although they
would respond instead to a more
subtle smile or pat on the shoulder.
"So you create a non-participant
in the classroom as a result of just
not knowing the cultural differences," says Kehoe, who recommends teachers recognize and accomodate teaching practices in
these cases.
Other ways of overcoming institutional discrimination include
specialized assessment techniques,
recognition of other cultures' days
of celebration, and greater community participation in local
Education and the school system
stand a long way from eliminating
racism   in    Canadian   society.
Although Vancouver school board
consultant Wong says the overall
situation is better than 10 years ago,
he also points out there is still room
for improvement.
"Fortunately research is being
much more efficiently communicated from country to country," he says.
"The world is becoming very
cosmopolitan and multi-cultural —
students and teachers from all parts
of the world are faced with the same
concerns," he says.
And Kehoe feels multicultural
education for today's world is far
more valuable than the fleeting
glimpses of dead civilizations currently offered in some schools.
He recalls looking through his
daughter's grade eight social studies
textbook and being saddened by the
superficial survey of the ancient
civilizations of Europe and Asia, including a two paragraph summary
of the Gupta empire in India.
"When we have all these problems — a lack of water in Africa,
starvation in Ethiopia, the mounting debt of the Third World — all
these large global issues I think kids
should know something about . . .
our students should know what
human rights are, they should
recognize the importance of human
rights and how people are denied
equality of opportunity.
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