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Vol. LXVII, No. 36
Vancouver, B.C. Friday, February 8,1985
On the phone, 72-year -
old Mickey Murakami
sounds like most folks
from the B.C. back country. In person, as he tells
his version of the story of
the incarceration, confiscation of property, expulsion and deportation of
Japanese Canadians during the Second World
War, Murakami's
Japanese ancestry is visible, but the friendly country impression remains.
"I don't mind telling you about it
because it's true. It all happened,"
says Murakami, describing his internment.
When first ordered into the Interior, Murakami went underground, staying with friends and
working at odd jobs on the docks in
Steveston. "I had a mother who
was about 70 years old, I couldn't
just leave her alone. I made myself
scarce," he explains.
Murakami avoided RCMP attempts to ship him off to the work
camps for several months, but when
told he could go to a camp with his
mother, he complied.
He went to the small logging
town of Slocan City in the Koote-
"It was war time. You couldn't
do anything. What I felt sorry for
was these old people, around 65 or
70. Many were living in tents until
the end of November that year.
And it's a tough place, out there in
The houses were finished soon after that, but conditions remained
marginal. The crowded houses had
no insulation, and because the floor
leaked, Murakami had to spend
hours drying the thin hay mattresses
given them.
"We had to dig through the snow
to get wood for the stove, which
took all day to thaw," says Murakami.
Though he says he is not bitter
about the experience, Murakami
believes the government acted in-
justly in interning the Japanese Canadians. But what shocked him
.more was when his home and per-
Not a yellow peril
Racism ruled when Japanese Canadians
were interned, in World War Two. The
question is, can today's government prove
it is different?
sonal belongings in Vancouver were
sold without his consent.
"My house was all paid for.
Everybody said, ahh, we'll be back
in a year or so, so I rented it to my
neighbor. When they told me about
it, it was already sold. I got $700. If
I'd a sold it then, I'd have got
$3,500. The government took it
away from me and sold it for next
to nothing."
Murakami's internment and later
dispossession, like that of 20,800
other Japanese Canadians, was the
result of irresponsible governing,
according to a brief on redress prepared by the National Association
of Japanese Canadians, which cites
government sources and extensive
Starting in March 1942, the federal government used the War Measures Act to pass a stream of orders-
in-council which bypassed parliament and suspended civil rights, to
uproot the Japanese Canadians.
The first order allowed for the incarceration of "male enemy
aliens," and was later extended to
include all Canadians of Japanese
The government gave two main
reasons for the internment. First,
because their ancestors were Japanese, the Japanese Canadians were
seen as a threat to the "defense of
the Pacific coast." The uprooting
was also to provide the Japanese
Canadians "protective custody"
against predicted racist hysteria on
the West coast.
In January 1943, another order-
in-council allowed for the sale of
Japanese Canadians' property without the owners' consent. Prices for
the boats, houses and farms of the
Japanese Canadians were grossly
underestimated, according to the
In 1944, another order passed at
the urging of Ian Mackenzie, Liberal MP for Vancouver Centre, allowed for the deportation of Japanese Canadians. Mackenzie ran for
election on the slogan "No Japs
from the Rockies to the sea."
The camps were broken up in
1946, when the internees were given
a choice between returning to Japan
or dispersing east of the Rockies.
Not until 1949 were Japanese Canadians allowed to freely settle in B.C.
Now, only 11,000 of those who
shared Murakami's experience are
still alive, 43 years after the first
Japanese families were herded into
the cow barns at Hastings park in
Vancouver before being sent inland. Why has the issue of redress
only now resurfaced?
"We citizens did not have access
to the war time files until the 1970s
because of the imposition of a
30-year secrecy rule. When we finally got access to the files, we had
all the proof we needed. It was the
manipulation of government policy," says Miki.
Miki claims, and recent documents support him, that the government supplied reasons it knew were
untrue to implement its racist
policies,   which   were   applied  to
Japanese Canadians but not to German Canadians or any other group.
No Japanese Canadians were ever
convicted on charges of disloyalty
in Canada, and the RCMP repeatedly advised the government that
Japanese Canadians posed no
threat to security, says Miki.
He produces a section of an
RCMP letter to a government official dated August 1942, which he
says was recently rediscovered.
"We have had no evidence of espionage or sabotage among the Japanese in B.C. ... the fact remains,
however, that we have searched
without letup for evidence of anything detrimental to the interests of
the state," says the letter.
The claim that Japanese Canadians needed to be protected from
racists was also untrue, says Miki.
"The documents show gross irresponsibility on the part of the government. It wasn't the result of racist hysteria."
This new evidence, as well as
campaign promises made by prime
minister Brian Mulroney, are fueling the drive for redress by Miki
and the NAJC. Miki says the organization has three goals for redress:
• receiving a specific government apology;
• receiving compensation funds
"that bear some relation to the injustices," to be determined by a future economic impact study;
• and amending the Constitution or the War Measures Act to as-
Internment camp in
Tashme, B.C., circa 1943.
^^  Japanese Canadian
^^    Mickey Murakami.
sure that a similar abrogation of
rights could not happen again.
•Initially, the Tory government
appeared willing to reach an agreement with the Japanese Canadians
in May 1984. Mulroney said in criticism of then-PM Pierre Trud-
eau's inactive policy, "Canadian
citizens were arbitrarily deprived of
their rights and this should not happen. If there was a Conservative
government, I can assure you we
would be compensating Japanese
Last December, a press release issued jointly by Jack Murta, the new
Tory minister of multiculturalism,
and the NAJC announced a "negotiation process," but now Murta
denies anything more than "discussions" have taken place.
After ending talks in late January, Murta recommended the government unilaterally issue an apology, and grant $6 million to the
Japanese Canadians. His stated reasons for doing this were to redress
the 42-year-old injustice as quickly
as possible, and to settle the matter
before more differing views surface
within the Japanese community.
"It's just like, 'you've got 24
hours to pack your bags and leave
the coast.' They're saying, 'we'll
settle it fast, and if you don't comply, we're going to do it without
you,' " says Miki.
"They said, 'either you accept
this $6 million settlement, or we'll
shelve it forever,' " he says. Murta
shelved his plans for a unilateral settlement on Feb. 1 amidst protest
from opposition parties in Parliament.
Murta may be concerned that a
long negotiation process will result
.in more and more Japanese Canadians asserting their rights to compensation. Any redress settlement
with the Japanese Canadians may
also stir up other past racial injustices on the part of the government.
One such policy was the head tax
of up to $500 imposed on Chinese
immigrants between 1885 and 1923,
which netted the government about
$5 million. Because the tax was levied only against Chinese it was discriminatory, say redress advocates.
In February 1984, a call for Chinese
redress was made by MP Margaret
Mulroney recently stated his de-
See page 2: JAPANESE Page 2
Friday, February 8, 1985
Japanese Canadians seek equitable redress settlement
From page 1
sire to revise the War Measures Act,
which the NAJC maintains must be
part of any settlement with the government. More recently, the act was
used to arrest and suspend the civil
rights of hundreds of Quebecers
and others during the 1970 October
Crisis, after the Front de Liberation
du Quebec kidnapped British diplomat James Cross and Quebec labor
minister Pierre Laporte. The FLQ
killed Laporte.
"Here, the government can absolve itself through the War Measures Act. In the United States, the
internment was a racist act, so it
contradicted the bill of rights," says
Miki. He says that redress for Japanese Americans is further along
than in Canada. There, a bill pending in Congress would grant $1.5
billion to the 60,000 internment survivors.
Tim Otami, regional director for
the Japanese American Citizens
League in Seattle, says Japanese
Canadians also had a 'worse time
during the war. "The Japanese Canadians had a much more difficult
time in terms of having their property sold to pay for their internment," he says.
Another difference is that Japanese Americans were granted freedom to return to their West Coast
homes soon after the war.
Miki says there is a mistaken feeling among Canadians that this is an
issue concerning only Japanese Canadians.
"The primary fact is that these
are Canadians, and they suffered
injustice on the basis of their ancestry. It is an issue of the rights of
citizenship," says Miki.
Miki, a Sansei or third-generation Japanese Canadian, is familiar
with Canadian principles of democracy and justice, but many of the
older Issei, or first generation Japanese Canadians, were unaware of
their rights. "They came to the
country when there was legislated
racism," says Miki.
"Certainly the most affected
were the Issei, but the greatest injustice was done to the Nissei (second generation) — the Canadian
born. They grew up believing in democracy, in the vote. So the betrayal for them was total," says
Mas Yamamoto, a 58-year-old
Nissei, was in junior high school
when he was sent to Lemon Creek,
one of the isolated towns created
for incarceration. A teenager at the
time, he admits that to him internment was like "an extended boy
scout trip." But he also remembers
trying to be a part of Canadian society, being ashamed to use chop
sticks in public, and being called
"We wanted to be part of the Canadian scene. Some of us actually
tried to avoid the fact that we were
Japanese. We tried so hard to be accepted as Canadians," says Yamamoto.
"I guess the first realization 1 had
that, hey, I guess there is a war going on here was when the Japanese
Canadian Cadets were called into
the principal's office. He said, 'I'm
sorry, but we cannot let you participate in Cadet activities anymore.' "
"Suddenly, we were no longer
part of the group."
Yamamoto sees generational differences as an influence on the attaining of redress. "Has anyone
ever wondered why it took so long
for this to come up? We had to wait
for the Sansei to grow up. The Sansei are not afraid to rock the boat."
This generation gap is evident in
the divergent opinion of the other
group seeking redress for Japanese
Canadians, the National Redress
Committee of Survivors, led by
George Imai, once a member of the
NAJC. He is less concerned with
citizenship rights.
Imai claims to represent about
7,000 of the survivors, and his
group advocates a quick, painless
settlement of $50 million. He is not
interested in revising the War Measures Act, and says that in the NAJC, "the militants have taken
Miki says when Imai was in
charge of the redress committee
within the NAJC, he began to make
decisions without bringing them before the NAJC for approval. This
led to the dissolution of the committee, and Imai's setting up of a
new organization.
Both groups demand redress and
compensation, and are dissatisfied
with Murta's current offers.
Most people admit that Canada is
still a racist society. One only needs
to look at the recent wave of racist
literature against Jewish Canadians,
or the firebombing of the synagogue on 10th Avenue near UBC,
to realize this.
Yet in general, today's more
rabid racists rage in restroom stalls,
not the halls of government. What
the redress issue signifies is a chance
for the government to prove that it
no longer supports the racist policies of yesteryear, and can act as a
positive example to society.
Says Miki, "If the government
really wants to create the impression that something is going to hap
pen with multiculturalism, this is a
great chance for them."
If Murta's unilateral proposal is
pushed through Parliament, coopt-
ing the negotiation that is the symbol of civic faith for the Japanese
Canadians, "it's going to leave a
shadow for years to come," says
Murakami, who still seems more
like a back country gentleman than
a "Japanese Canadian," has a simple reflection on what redress for a
42-year-old wrong would mean today.
"I think if the government apologizes, people will realize, hey. They
were in the wrong."
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Page 3
Petch changes UVic statements
The provincial government never
told the University of Victoria administration it would receive an improved funding allocation if it cut
specific departments desired by the
province, the university's president
said Thursday.
Howard Petch denied government officials suggested UVic
would receive a larger operating
grant if the departments of anthropology, sociology, political science
and music were cut, despite comments attributed to him in the Feb.
5 edition of The Ubyssey. Petch did
not ask for a retraction.
Petch said the government has
asked the university to justify the
existence of these four departments
without suggesting they be eliminated. "Their statements have been
put forth as questions. That's how
I've been hearing them," he said.
As an example, Petch said the
government asked why it is necessary for UVic to have a music department when there is one at UBC.
He added the government is concerned there are too many university graduates from the social sciences and not enough from business, management and engineering.
Petch said a government attempt
to make university administrations
eliminate departments would be a
violation of the Universities Act.
But he said the government has not
made specific department cut requests. "There has been no action
that goes against the act," he said.
UVic faculty met Jan. 18 in a
closed session when Petch delivered
a one hour address on the status of
discussions between UVic officials
and the government on next year's
funding levels.
Petch told faculty at the Jan. 18
meeting that the government was
. violating university autonomy by
putting pressure on him to cut specific departments, according to
UVic faculty association president
William Pfaffenberger. "The gist
was that the government was bringing unbearable pressure on the president to give in on university autonomy."
"He was putting forth to the peo
ple at the meeting, the kind of
pressure he was receiving from the
government," Pfaffenberger said.
"He couldn't bear it alone."
Pfaffenberger said he interpreted
Petch's remarks as suggesting the
government was offering UVic an
improved funding allocation if specific cuts were made. He said he
came to that conclusion because
Petch's claims about government
interference coincided with indications from the government that
UVic could be receiving a modest
funding increase next year instead
of the projected five per cent cut.
"It would take an idiot to not interpret that as a financial carrot,"
Pfaffenberger said.
UVic English professor Charles
Doyle, who also attended the faculty meeting, said Petch clearly indicated the government had said it
would grant UVic a more generous
operating grant if certain department cuts were made. "My impression was that there is government
pressure to change or cut and add
Pfaffenberger said Petch may
now be denying the government is
exerting this pressure because he believes it would have a detrimental
effect on funding talks between
UVic and the government. "If the
news came out and embarrassed the
hell out of the government, it would
be very counter-productive."
UBC faculty association president Elmer Ogryzlo said he is
alarmed by allegations he has heard
concerning the government's tactics
with deciding financial projections
at UVic. Ogryzlo said even unofficial requests for specific department
cuts from the government violate
university autonomy.
Province can priorize funding
— rory a. photo
THE UBC REHABILITATION medicine faculty held a sportsfest for handicapped children to participate in last Sunday where this lucky young lady
garnered a winning ribbon.
The Financial Administration Act allows the provincial government to dictate university funding
priorities, according to UBC administration president
George Pedersen.
Despite the power given in the Universities Act to
the B.C. university's senate and board of governors to
determine budgeting priorities, the Financial Administration Act enables the government to stipulate
specific uses of funds allocated to the universities,
Pedersen said Thursday.
The act regulates the administration of all B.C.
public sector expenditures. Section 24 of the act,
states, that the Treasury Board has the power to "set
conditions for any kind of expenditure under an appropriation."
Pedersen said any actual use of the Financial Administration Act to determine program funding would
be totally inappropriate. "I personally would not
stand for any such intrusion in university affairs," he
The act allows the government to carry out line item
budgeting, said University of Victoria law professor
Murray Rankin. Just as government ministries must
justify all expenditures, universities would have to submit program budgets to the finance ministry for ap
proval if the act was applied.
According to UVic faculty association president
William Pfaffenberger, Petch said at the Jan. 18 UVic
faculty meeting that the idea of applying the Financial
Administration Act was discussed at a December
meeting between universities minister Pat McGeer and
the three B.C. university presidents. "That is where
the question of line-iteming the budget came up," he
Pfaffenberger said applying the act would be precedent setting in Canada. Although he could not
acknowledge the act he said. "Very definitely the
government is putting pressure on the universities that
they have never brought to bear before."
Deputy premier Norman Spector said he has not
heard of the Financial Administration Act ever being
used on universities. "In the last two years it (the act)
has not come up in any discussions with the universities," he said.
Deputy universities minister Andy Soules said he
can't see the government ever using the act to control
universities. But he added, "Presumably the government could use the Financial Administration Act if
they felt the situation warranted it. As last resort, the
government has the power."
Crowd rejects EUS Godiva ride protesters
Members of a huge crowd of 500
people threw snowballs, eggs and
oranges at 50 people peacefully protesting the UBC engineer's Lady
Godiva ride Tuesday.
Many engineers in the crowd ran
up to the approximately 45 women
and five men carrying banners saying "This event is degrading to
women," and tore up their signs,
said Richelle Van Snellenberg, arts
"We were prepared to stay calm
because we wanted this to be a
passive protest," she said.
Snellenburg said individuals in
the crowd were not willing to step
out to personally hit a protester
with a snowball, and preferred to
lob snowballs from the safety of the
crowd so they would remain
"We didn't want a confrontation. We just wanted to open people's eyes," she said. "We weren't
just putting across an opinion, we
wanted people to know all the effects of holding such an event."
Ruth McDougall, arts 3, said,
"They outnumbered us, and there
was no chance of stopping them."
McDougall said they were not hurt
by anyone from the crowd directly,
although one of the women protesting who recently had an operation on her nose was struck in the
face by a hard snowball. She was
later taken to the health sciences
hospital to have her bruised nose
examined, McDougall said.
McDougall   said   the   protest
would have been better supported if
the 450 posters organizers put up
around the campus the previous
Sunday morning, had not all been
mysteriously torn down that same
McDougall added many protest
supporters did not participate
because they were afraid people
would look and laugh, thinking
there would only be a small group
"They didn't realize that silence
is tacit support for the Godiva
ride," she said.
Rob Lazenby, Engineering
Undergraduate Society secretary,
said Thursday." We're not
degrading women. A healthy young
lady riding a horse is not
Lazenby said women in the
engineering faculty did not object
to the ride. The only debate on the
Godiva ride, a main event in
Engineering week, was whether she
should wear clothes or not, he said.
"Lady Godiva is the engineering
emblem, symbolizing zest, in-
novativeness and community involvement," he said. "It is a symbol, just like a bat or a beaver are
Lazenby said there was a lot of
hot headedness during the event
and he sympathized with the protesters, because he believed the
snowball and eggthrowing attacks
were unprovoked. But, Lazenby
said there were individuals on both
sides who unnecessarily provoked a
violent confrontation.
"One protester pushed a trombone in one of the engineer's face,
perhaps accidently, but I felt the
engineer was justified in shoving the
protester back," he said. Lazenby
said the EUS should not be attacked for holding the event because it
appears to be so popular at UBC.
"Personally, I see no malice in
it," he said. "The campus would be
a lot quieter and the women protesters would not have anything to
protest against if the event did not
take place."
EUS vice-president Ginny
Balcolm, said the event is not a
statement on women. "It is a fun
thing," she said.
Applied science dean Martin
Wedhepol could not be reached for
AMS worker participates in event
The involvement of an Alma
Mater Society employee in the Lady
Godiva ride Wednesday has several
student representatives mildly infuriated.
"I think it was an extremely gross
action," said outgoing AMS president Margaret Copping about AMS
programs director Bruce Paisely's
involvement in the ride.
"His being there makes it look
like he was there in his capacity as
an AMS employee," said Copping.
Paisley was sitting in the limousine
which picked up the woman at the
end of the ride.
— robby robertson photo
PROTESTERS AGAINST THE EUS sponsored Lady Godiva ride spectacle, leading the procession over Sedgewick library, before the passive
protesters were forced by the unruly crowd to disburse.
Rob Lazenby, Engineering
Undergraduate Society secretary
said Paisley arranged for the
limousine pick up through a friend,
"We do not pay someone that
kind of money to participate in that
sort of thing," said Duncan
Stewart, incoming AMS external
affairs coordinator. Stewart said
Paisley as an AMS employee should
not get involved in such a
"politically-sensitive" issue.
"He is still an employee of the
AMS even when he isn't working.
He has not got the authority to take
a side on the Godiva ride." Stewart
said he thinks student council
should establish a stand on the controversial event.
When asked by reporters about
his involvement, Paisley said "fuck
off". He repeated this answer to
several other questions, and then
started talking about his work with
special education.
After that, he moved toward the
reporter and said, "If you want to
fight me, I'll fight you, and I'll do it
physically". Page 4
Friday, February 8, 1985
Hawks leading arms debate
The Reagan administration's
Strategic Defence Initiative means
moderates are losing the three year
debate over arms control that has
gone on within the Pentagon, an international relations professor said
Wednesday in Buchanan.
Doug Ross, speaking at a "Star
Wars" seminar, said conservatives
such as Caspar Weinberger are
zealously supporting the SDI proposal which "represents a fundamental rethinking of America's
position of vulnerability in the
The traditional theory of mutual
assured destruction discouraged the
Soviets and Americans from
developing defensive anti-ballistic
missile systems, but Ross said the
idea behind SDI or "Star Wars" is
to determine the feasibility of
covering North America with a
thick air defence. Ross added such a
defence would inevitably require
Canadian cooperation to be successful.
Ross said the Americans will
spend $26 billion researching tracking and defensive systems, including lasers and particle weapons.
These systems would be deployed in
outer space and proponents claim
they would be capable of intercepting and destroying incoming
enemy weapons, he said.
Star Wars critics say it would
erode any existing detente, and
would only accelerate the development of new weapon technology.
He said some people question Star
War's retaliatory value because the
weapons could be easily and cheaply overcome. It is this kind of argument, said Ross, that leads the
Soviets to conclude the U.S. are
planning to use these weapons in a
first strike capacity.
Ross said the Soviets have no intention of building anti-ballistic
missile weapons of their own, but
will concentrate on developing
counter-measures. This is partly
because of the enormous cost involved — the Soviets cannot afford
the $400 billion needed to actually
deploy these weapon systems, he
He believes the Canadian and
British governments do not want to
break ranks with the Americans
while the Geneva arms control talks
are in progress.
Ross said Max Kempleman, the
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the sensation of the snow-filled wind in your face with Hiram Walker Schnapps.
Its cool, minry flavour is as refreshing as a spray of snow.
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A NAME MAKES. Friday, February 8, 1985
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Great Trek gains more support
The Great Trek protesting education underfunding has become
two rallies linked by a symbolic
A motion to hold the Feb.   19
Great Trek as a 12:30 p.m. rally at
UBC and a symbolic trek to the university gates followed by a 3:30
p.m. rally at Robson Square was
passed unanimously by the ad hoc
Great Trek committee Thursday.
The UBC rally will be held on the
Clock Tower plaza between Main
and Sedgewick libraries, the committee decided at a noon meeting.
The committee proposes to bus students from the university gates to
Robson Square.
While the previous meeting only
attracted one undergraduate society
member, anthropology, agriculture,
arts, commerce, dentistry, landscape architecture, law, physical education and recreation, rehabita-
tional medicine, sociology and science representatives attended
The International Association of
Economics   and   Commerce   Stu
dents, the Alma Mater Society, the
College-Institute Educators' Association of B.C., the Graduate Students Society, the Faculty Association, the French department, Students for a Democratic University
and the Teaching Assistans' Union
also sent representatives to the
Wednesday night the AMS student council voted to support the
Great Trek. Only engineering representative Ginny Balcolm opposed,
while finance director James Hollis
Robert Schutz, physical education and recreation acting director,
told 200 PE students this week he
will give the Great Trek as much
support as he can. Schutz said he
could "support and accept any faculty decisions" to cancel classes.
Simon Fraser University is supporting UBC's Great Trek and the
University of Victoria is sending a
symbolic delegation to the rallies,
said Trek co-chair Mark Reder.
UBC will charter a bus to send a
symbolic delegation to UVic's
march on the B.C. legislature Feb.
14,   he   said.
Co-chair Phil Resnick said UBC
president George Pedersen is "not
likely to shut UBC down" during
the Trek. Pedersen was not available for comment.
Yes vote wins due to error
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BLEEDING FOR LIFE, students this week sacrificed 30 minutes of
homework time to replenish Red Cross supply of blood in Vancouver.
Blood donor clinic in SUB ends today.
The tables were turned when a
Wednesday recount showed the referendum supporting two refugee
students actually passed with 29
more votes than needed, the Alma
Mater Society elections commissioner said Thursday.
Robin Baird said a 100 vote error
was made at the SUB poll for Wednesday, Jan. 30. Poll workers
counted 203 votes but recorded 103,
said Baird, adding workers probably counted correctly but recorded
The referendum, asking students
to pay 50 cents each per year to support two refugee students, needed a
quorum of 2,549 yes votes, 10 per
cent of UBC's daytime population.
Before the recount for the referendum held Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 1,
election officials said the referendum was 70 votes short of passing.
Baird said the correct results are
2,578 yes votes and 842 no votes.
The recount was originally scheduled for next week, but Baird said
Council supports Great Trek rally
Student council voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to support
a Great Trek rally Feb. 19 protesting education cutbacks, after a
presentation by the Trek committee
Mark Reder, arts undergraduate
society president, said the march
and rally will send a message to the
provincial government in Victoria
that UBC cares about what is happening to education. "There's going to be a lot of voices, a lot of
press just prior to the budget coming out of Victoria," he said.
Reder asked council members, at
their last meeting before the Annual
General Meeting next Friday to
commit themselves to getting other
people involved. Both Simon Fraser
University and the University of
Victoria will participate in the rally
at Robson Square, he added and
UVic will march to the legislative
buildings Feb. 14.
The only council member opposing the motion was engineering
representative Ginny Balcolm. "It's
not something we have to time to
discuss with our members," she
said. Balcolm said she could not attend the next Trek meeting because
she was too busy with Engineering
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Council voted to amend the Alma
Mater Society code of procedures to
create a special bursary fund, with
interest supporting needy UBC
students. The fund's interest will go
to the awards office each February
to eventually provide 100 need-
based awards of up to $250 to
students ineligible for enough
financial aid.
Students who have helped other
students in any way while at UBC
will be given preference, states the
The  fund's  revenue  will  come
from all SUB credit union lease
payments and $2,500 annually from
the AMS.
Incoming AMS president Glenna
Chestnutt moved that an ad hoc
committee be struck to investigate
problems with clubs and
undergraduate societies obtaining
special occasion permits. Chestnutt
said a letter writing campaign to the
consumer   and   corporate   affairs
ministry is the best way now to exert
pressure  on   the   Liquor  Control
*    *    *
Outgoing AMS president
Margaret Copping spoke to council
against the $30 athletic fee proposed by the board of governors. She
said Neil Risebrough, associate vice
president student services, who
helped organize the proposal, had
obtained very little student input.
any fee levies had to be approved by
UBC's board of governors no later
than their meeting yesterday. This
meant the recount had to be done
earlier, he said.
Chris Friesen, a referendum organizer, said he was relieved the
vote passed after all, adding "it
hasn't really sunk in."
"It shows what students can do if
they really want to. We worked
through the system and it passed,"
Funds for
cut back
VANCOUVER (CUP) — A college administrator in B.C. wonders
why the B.C. government is cutting
back funding for community colleges when thousands of young people want to go to school.
"It's hard to understand on rational grounds why," said Jack Finn-
bogason, president of the College-
Institute Educators Association of
"I get a sense the public is starting to wonder also."
A recent study of the province's
college system says government
funding has tumbled to 25 per cent
from 41 per cent during the past
two years. Government officials
have indicated funding for community colleges will drop by eight to
nine per cent in the upcoming fiscal
Finnbogason said he thinks the
government  is  not  committed to
Carpenters picketing at Acadia
Members of the Carpenters
and Joiners Union have set up a
secondary picket at the construction site for Acadia Triangle student housing, according to
UBC's assistant director
employee relations.
Wes Clark said several union
trucks have refused to cross the
site gates across from the university hospital because of the
pickets from Local 452 of the
United Brotherhood of
Carpenters and Joiners.
The union is involved in a
dispute with KMK Construction
which arose when KMK, a nonunion arm of union firm SMG,
won the contract for construction of the Burnaby overpass,
said union business agent Tom
McNeice. The union feels a
union firm should not have a
"dummy non-union arm" that
can underbid the union arm,
McNeice said.
The union took the issue
before the Labor Relations
Board, which upheld the overpass contract but gave the union
the right to set up secondary
pickets at all KMK sites until today.
The Acadia housing project is
being built by non-union Gauvin
construction, but McNeice said
KMK is at the UBC site as a subcontractor, or that a KMK subsidiary is there.
But   Gauvin   spokesperson
Mike Marrs denied KMK is on
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site. He claimed there is a mixup
over the subcontractor involved,
adding the picket line is "there
under false pretences." But
Marrs said he did not know all
subcontractors involved at
And one picketer, Jack Smith,
charged that some non-union
workers on the housing have
quit over the $6 per hour wages.
Marrs said Gauvin is paying
workers "good wages" but
refused to say how much.
Don Holubitsky, student
board of governors member,
said UBC was forced to choose
the lowest bidder because the
housing must be entirely self-
financed, even though both
union and non-union bids were
below the projected $1.5 million
development cost.
"If (university) operating expenses have to go into it it's no
go," he said. "The (future student) rent must be affordable,
therefore the lowest possible bid
is necessary."
Neil Risebrough, asociate vice
president student services, said
the provincial government
guaranteed interim financing for
the project until November 1985
when the buildings will house international staff for Expo for
one year. He said this period of
higher rent will reduce the construction debt, meaning students
will pay less rent.
said Friesen, president of UBC's
World University Services Canada
branch, which sponsored the vote.
Friesen said there are legitimate
arguments that money raised should
go to disadvantaged people in Vancouver. But he said at least the
money is staying in Canada and students will know how it's spent.
Friesen said WUSC will start
selection now of the first refugees to
go to UBC next fall.
providing a quality, accessible
education to the increasing numbers
of community college students. In
1984, enrolment jumped by 7,000
students alone. There are now
78,000 B.C. college students, the
province's fastest growing post-
secondary population.
"It's a matter of mortgaging the
future of our youth."
Though college boards are attempting to stretch the remaining
available funds to cover what's left
of the college system, they have
already drawn up proposals for cutbacks. The preliminary cuts include:
• the closure of the Mission campus of Fraser Valley college at the
summer's end, leaving 3,000
students without a place to study;
• the closure of Okanagan College's two satellite campuses, Pen-
ticton and Salmon Arm, throwing
48 faculty out of a job and stranding about 300 students;
• the layoff in Nanaimo of two-
thirds of Malaspina College's academic and personal counselling
staff and an increase in the student-
teacher ratio.
Montreal universities
run in red this year
MONTREAL (CUP) — Montreal's four universities, their government funding stagnating, are
borrowing heavily from the bank to
try to maintain some semblance of
quality programming.
By the end of the year, McGill
University will have an accumulated
$18 million deficit. L'Universite de
Montreal will owe a total of $16
million to the bank. Concordia University will be $11 million in debt.
All of this debt has accumulated in
the past three years.
L'Universite du Quebec a Montreal has less than $1 million bank
debt, but owes money to the Uni-
versite du Quebec system.
The provincial grant for all four
universities has decreased in real
dollars for the past three years,
while enrolment has increased
L'Universite de Montreal administrators said last month the institution has made all the "significant"
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"I'm tense and nervous, I just
can't relax. " — from Psycho Killer
by the Talking Heads.
So you're interested in learning
about the true nature of society's
social fabric, eh? Then saunter over
to the Pacific coliseum some night.
individual layers — and there are
many — of the band's performance.
Integral textures of the music that
floated by without being fully absorbed in the acoustic hell of the
coliseum, suddenly gain prominence when captured on this piece
of celluloid enhanced by digital
Like when keyboardist Bernie
Worrell   played   synthesizer   lines
Celluloid sans riff-raffs
Agatha Christie's Mousetrap is a
classic whodunit for the theatregoer who has not yet been introduced to the world of mystery drama.
Written by Agatha Christie
at Presentation House Theatre
Stop Making
captures fun
The Talking Heads' concert is the
movie of the century as far as Talking Heads fans are concerned.
Some have even seen the film nightly since it opened. This could be the
latest cult phenomenon.
Talking Heads
Stop Making Sense
Directed by Jonathan Demme
at The Ridge Theatre
A film of a concert is hard to
make. This one relies heavily on
lighting and the camera for
cinematographic interest. And the
music does have a role too . . .
Stop Making Sense is a David
Byrne conception and he is larger
than life just like his larger than life
suit. The former art student also
designed the lighting and the props
for the stage. If not for his antics:
the snake dance, the jogging dance,
arm swings, duck movements,
crouching and wiggling, the perform
ance would lack its theatrical
The film combines many
elements of photography to achieve
a fast and forward moving effect. It
contains many quick frames
isolating the subject like mouths or
the upper parts of the face from its
Those not enflamed by the music
tend to get caught up in the
distribution of shapzs and sizes, of
textures of lights and darks. One
song's lights shone directly below
the band's faces.
It gave Byrne large cavernous
eyes and an equally cavernous
mouth while highlighting the underside of his nose.
It turned his face into an abstract
object, in effect, making a negative
image of a face which calls for attention to a bizzare visual angle.
The film is full of illusions of depth
and space that affects the interpretation of the music.
David Byrne appears forceful
and successfully stands out from his
surroundings, our society. "Same
as it ever was, same is it ever was,
same as it ever was/you may ask
yourself/how do I work this
thing/" This thing is only an arm
bending at the elbow. This movement to the lyrics become significant, an insight, a transformation
of nonsense into sense.
The film stresses its subject, the
band, the focusses on their facial
expressions. It captures the fun they
have making music. It builds up an
excitement which is shared by its
If thrashing noises are emanating
from this hallowed hockey rink,
take the plunge and experience a
wondrous and highly underrated
twentieth century phenomenon: the
rock concert.
Hell, you could luck out and
stumble upon an awesome, I mean
really awesome happening. It could
be Iron Maiden, or Julio Iglesias
on a double bill with Dolly Parton.
Regardless of who the performers
are, a diverse plethora of sweaty
bodies could be inhabiting the barnlike structure. The concert-goers include the pubescent set, the young
yuppies on their sociology assignments, the deranged grannies, and
of course the riffs and the raffs.
And on a cold and blustery night,
some two Decembers ago, when I
had my personal encounter with a
genuine riff-raftic fellow at the coliseum. . . .
I was only cleansed of this truly
anxiety-filled and harrowing experience, some three weeks ago, in the
air conditioned comfort of the
Ridge Theatre. Neither riffs nor
raffs were to be seen in this Nanai-
mo Bar heaven. But the crowd was
all there to see that same strange fellow with the acoustic guitar and
ghetto blaster.
His name is David Byrne, his
band is the Talking Heads, and the
film of the man, his band and their
performance is Stop Making Sense.
Make sense?
The man, is like no other man
that has ever donned a double
breasted blazer. He writes songs
that demand something more than a
literal interpretation. Songs that
transcend pretentious and contrived
obscurity. And songs that make little sense at all to those looking for a
hidden esoteric message.
When this kiss is over it will start
again/ It will not be any different, it
will be exactly the same./ It's hard
to imagine that nothing at all could
be so exciting, could be so much
fun. The ramblings of a deranged
visionary? Or innovative sooth
from one of modern music's weirdest soothsayers?
The film gives no clues to what is
really behind Byrne's cryptic visions
expressed in song. And that's why
Stop Making Sense is so superb and
absorbing. Byrne and director Jonathan Demme dispensed with arty
flourishes that would have detracted from the intent of the film which
was simply to provide a look at the
musical evolution of the Talking
Heads. There are no clips of the
band shooting the shit backstage,
no up-close and personal chats with
Byrne, and no superfluous tidbits
of overdone celluloid tricks. Just 90
minutes of delightful lyrical vagueness and masterful musical miscegenation.
Songs that make little
sense at all to those looking for a hidden esoteric
Above all Stop Making Sense
succeeds in providing insights on
the complex musical milieu created
by the Talking Heads. Ahh, what a
joy it is to be able to absorb all the
that reeked to high funk heaven of
technical virtuosity and sincere
emotional drive. Or when the two
female singers achieved unmistake-
able harmonization with Byrne's
oscillating vocals. And when percussionist Stephen Seales included
into the pot an appropriately timed
thud on one of his rhythmic gadgets.
All these moments were somehow
not fully appreciated in the tense
and nervous rock and roll quagmire
of the hockey rink. The film thus
gives those Talking Heads fans with
an aversion to riffs and raffs, a
chance to relax, absorb and enjoy.
Reason enough to conclude it
makes clear sense to see this truly
brilliant documentary of Byrnian
thinking in practice.
There are a number of ways in
which a play can induce feelings of
suspense and fright in an audience.
The effective use of plot,
characterization, and circumstance
are all necessary elements for a truly
gripping thriller.
The current Vancouver
Playhouse production of I'll Be
Back Before Midnight, however,
depends more on special effects for
its impact, and the result is a play
that never quite manages to be the
"fright delight" that the ads
hopefully proclaim. Which is not to ebruary8, 1985
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)dunit tricky
The setting unfolds in a recently
converted mansion, now serving as
a boarding house for a series of
travellers seeking refuge from a
winter storm. Mrs. Boyle, one of
the guests, is soon done away with
by a pair of strangulating hands that
find her neck an easy target in the
dark living room. However, her irritating personality is not one to win
many friends, and we feel no need
to grieve unnecessarily over her
The two proprietors, played by
Teresa Norris and Clayton Ranger
are naturally shocked by their
guest's demise, and send for Detective Sergeant Trotter (Walter Ekins)
to solve the case. Through questioning, the sergeant discovers that a
veil of secrecy surrounds each
character's past and that anyone of
them could be the murderer.
Much of the play involves a series
of investigations that might bore us
if not for the devices Christie
employees in The Mousetrap, like
her other roles, and as such appear
too stereotyped to be entirely
believable. Yet, we are somehow
drawn towards them because their
appeals for comfort or help arise
from genuine motives strengthened
by their unvarying behavior. We
herald Christopher Wren, brilliantly portrayed by Greg Fennegan, as
he changes from a fopish lout to a
man of mettle in protecting Mrs.
Mollie Rolston, the proprietress.
Discovering the murderer is difficult because most of the available
clues pertain to every character,
while the few crucial ones are hidden amidst jumbled dialogue or
quick manipulations of the set. This
concealment makes the puzzle a bit
of an ego-gratifyer for anyone who
succeeds in solving it. Even so, the
climax is strung with tension and
will not disappoint the Hercule
Poirots or Miss Marples in the audience.
Instructing the actors to better
master an English accent would be
the change that may intensify the
play. Clayton Ranger, a Vancouver
native, is especially weak when
delivering the lines of Mr. Giles
Rolston. His accent does not quite
approach London and loses its intonation somewhere around
Charlottetown, Prince Edward
Unsurprisingly, the British actors
in the troupe (Walter Ekins,
Charles Burtinshaw) seem more
familiar with their roles than their
Canadian colleagues — who still
manage a steady performance,
while Greg Fennegan — a former
UBC student, does more than hold
his own.
Mrs. Boyle ... a pair of
strangulating hands that
find her neck an easy
Although sprung many times, the
Mousetrap still retains its grip on
audiences as they squirm both
physically and mentally in trying to
solve the murder. Through this
anguish we feel involved in the
play's proceedings, making it an
essential experience for theatregoers
regardless of their particular tastes.
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Minority rights conflict
On November 9, 1977, Harvey
Milk was elected to San Francisco's
Board of Supervisors, becoming
California's first openly gay elected
official. Just over a year later, Milk
and Mayor George Moscone were
assassinated by supervisor Dan
White. That evening over 45,000
people marched in a candlelight
tribute to the slain officials.
The Times of Harvey Milk
directed by Robert Epstein
at the Studio Cinema
After a controversial trial in
which White pleaded guilty by
reason of diminished capacity, the
result of consuming too much junk
food, he was sentenced to five years
imprisonment on May 21, 1979.
Following the announcement of the
sentence, a protest march broke into a riot which caused estimated
property damage of one million
dollars. On Jan. 7, 1984, White was
released from prison and relocated
with his wife somewhere in
Southern California.
These are the events which the
documentary The Times of Harvey
Milk traces and attempts to explain.
Robert Epstein was in the process
of producing a film on the Briggs
initiative, Proposition Six, which
would have outlawed gays and lesbians from working in the California school system, when Milk and
Moscone were murdered. Epstein
expanded the concept of the
documentary into The Times of
Harvey Milk, which he directed and
Produced by Richard
Schmiechen, the film is billed as a
look at American values in conflict,
contrasting the gay liberation movement with the religious right. Milk
represents more people than just
gays and lesbians,  for he is the
leader around whom a grass roots
coalition of minority groups rally,
including Chinese, senior citizens
and rank and file trade unionists.
By contrast, the religious family
man Dan White represents the
values of small town America,
values and interests which are increasingly criticized as minority
groups gain their political voices.
Combining clips of news and
private footage, stills, headlines and
recently filmed interviews, the film
appeals as both a human story and
a historical documentary. A narration by Tony winner Harvey Fiers-
tein carries the film through, even
at times when the documentary
footage is of poor quality.
In his choice of interviews, Epstein has been careful to insure the
film will appeal to a wide audience
and stresses that Milk's support
came from a coalition of people
from his district. Sitting in an easy
chair, Jim Eliot, a middle aged
father, recalls his initial
homophobia and his concern over
his union's support of Milk. Recalling his reaction to Milk he says "At
first I thought, 'Jesus Christ,
what's labor coming to, endorsing a
fruit!' "
The film illustrates how prejudice
and violence are the result of fear,
and that people must be educated to
understand minorities are sympathetic people just like themselves.
The campaigns around the Briggs
initiative and the tension surrounding the passing of the San Francisco gay rights ordinance are two
instances in which Epstein illustrates the fears of both gays and
lesbians and the religious right.
Milk's murder and the riot following the sentencing of Dan White are
shown as examples in which the
response to the threat of the "other
side" is violent.
The film stresses the necessity of
non-violent responses to violent ac-
ey#s fright delight slight yet bright
say that "Midnight" is not entertaining, just that the horror is
muted and the twists not entirely
"I'll be back before midnight"
by Peter Colley
directed by Walter Learning
at the Waterfront Theatre,
The story revolves around a
young couple whose marriage is on
the rocks. Greg (Colin Mochrie) is a
graduate student whose wife Jan
(Miriam Smith) is the daughter of
the dean of his department. She has
recently been released from a men
tal hospital and is racked with self-
doubts. Jan is further upset by the
news that Greg's sister Laura
(Moira Walley) is coming to stay for
a while in the cabin that they have
rented in the country.
Jan's unease increases with the
news that a murder was committed
years ago in the cabin. This and
other unsettling information is
related by George (Walter Marsh),
a farmer living nearby.
It's not long before a number of
rather unusual events take place,
ranging from a pool of blood on the
floor to loud heartbeats which seem
to be coming from everywhere at
once. These happen right after a
murder, but it would spoil the
mystery to reveal any more of the
Midnight has obvious similarities
to Wait Until Dark, Deathtrap, and
Agatha Christie's mysteries, but
doesn't equal them in either
suspense or cleverness. Director
Walter Learning has done a
reasonable job of getting the most
from his material. As mentioned,
the use of the lighting and other effects added a lot to the power of the
The acting is quite good, especially Miriam Smith, who resembles the
young Audrey Hepburn and who
played her role with naturalness and
Marsh was just right as the elderly neighbor, and Walley was appropriately bitchy.
Mochrie was a little stilted in the
first few scenes, but he soon warmed up and turned in a good performance.
I'll Be Back Before Midnight,
although flawed and slow in a few
places, is nevertheless an interesting
evening's diversion.
tion, showing the candlelight procession after the murders as the
ideal response to a potentially
violent situation. Speaking of that
procession, Sally Gearhart, a colleague of Milk's in the campaign
against the Briggs initiative, says
"We sent a message to the nation
that night... it was one of the most
eloquent expressions of a community's response to violence I've ever
The film unfortunately does not
advance beyond presenting the all
American hero with Milk as the
hero of coalition politics and the
gay liveration movement. Milk, the
charismatic politician with a wry
sense of humor and his campaign
manager, Anne Kronenberg, a 23
year old lesbian dressed in leathers,
lead an off beat campaign to Milk's
victory. Rather than showing Milk
as just one of many people involved
in the fight for minority rights, Milk
is presented as indispensable. The
film borders on portraying Milk as
the Buckaroo Banzai of civic
The villian of the documentary is
not assassin Dan White, but the
justice system which sentenced him
to five years imprisonment, without
psychiatric treatment after a
"Twinkie" defense. In an interview, Henry Der, a leader in the
Chinese community, says "I think
people have to understand that
what the verdict was saying is that if
you're white you do not have to be
civil in this society." That white
men can get away with murder is
nothing new, but the film treats
White's sentence and trial as if this
were a major revelation.
Beyond the black and white treatment of Milk as hero and the justice
system as villain, the film is an intelligent and reflective look at
events which could easily be sensationalized. The film is adament —
gay is good and the time has come
for minorities, including gays and
lesbians, to participate in a domain
previously held by white straight
men, mainstream politics.
The Times of Harvey Milk is
beyond doubt the most intelligent
film playing on Theatre row at the
present. Page 8
Friday, February 8, 1985
This year's lady Godiva ride, and the events surrounding it, were a disgrace to this campus, supposedly a place for more enlightened thinking, a model
for society.
There are a number of issues concerning the ride.
The first one is freedom of expression. Posters advertising a protest of the ride were torn down Sunday,, the
same day they were put up. 450 of them. The person
or persons ripping the posters down must not have felt
very secure in their justification of the ride. Those
posters had a right to be there.
The ride was worse. Individuals in a mob of 500 intimidated the comparatively small group, mostly
women, who protested because they felt the ride
degraded women. The men did not have to resort to
physical violence. Oh no. They were safe in their
numbers as they terrified the women and a few men
brave enough to take a stand.
And for those of you out there who did throw things
and rip banners, you sure did your job well. Thanks for
making those peaceful protesters, whose only crime
was that they disagreed with you, feel like the lowest,
most humiliating weak scum of the earth.
As for the argument of the engineering society executive, that the ride is a tradition which degrades no
one, well that's fine. They are certainly entitled to an
opinion. What is frightening is their intolerance to
other opinions of a significant group of men and
women that hiring an "exotic dancer" to parade
around nude on a horse, for no apparent reason except for tradition, does not do a hell of a lot to advance
the idea of sexual equality.
The EUS secretary remarked after the ride: "The
campus would be a lot quieter and the women protesters would not have anything to protest against if
the event did not take place.
This may not represent the attitude of most
engineers but a top engineering representative feels
this way. Maybe he'll realize one day sexism still exists.
Women still get raped and battered. Women university graduates still earn on average the same as male
high school graduates. Women's athletics still gets
less money than men's.
Sorry, women could find something to protest still.
For ^oodne'iS  Soke l,xJ4
XMrouj some Jr. the3 On  tt\e  horse."
February 8, 1985
The Ubyssey is published Tuesday and Fridays throughout the academic year by
the Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions are
those of the staff and are not necessarily those of the university administration or the
AMS. Member Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey's editorial office is SUB
241k. Editorial department, 228-2301/2305. Advertising 228-3977/3978.
"The Masthead", by David Ferman, A Quinn Martin Production starring Rick Klein as Larry, Gordon Clark as Curly, Chris Wong as Moe and Kevin Hall as
himself. Tonight's special guests: Renate Boerner, Bruce Cookson, Robbie Robertson as Kim Fong as Chin Ho and Robert Beynon as the Beaver Tonight's
episode, THE MASTHEAD THAT ATE EXPO will return after this announcement from Victor Wong's Galosha Emporium. Act I The Beginning One day Patti
Flather decided to kill Charlie Fidelman's car and buy a geodosic dome. She sold the car but Rory Allen said that she was still S8 million short Heartbroken or was
it crestfallen, anyway feeling sad she bought beer for Emilie Douglas, Ken Anderlini, Peter Prongos and Lawrence Becker and they all got geodosically stoned
and lit up at night as well. All the while Debbie Lo shouted "I'd gladly pay you Tuesday for a 1% • '
Key Grip and Head Gaffer - Larry McQallum.
> typewriter tonight!" The End.
'Disturbing' athletic fee haunts graduate student writer
The article in last Friday's
Ubyssey on the increase of athletic
fees (Athletic fees may increase $30,
Feb. 1) is very disturbing for a
number of reasons.
Let us be clear. If this is an
athletic fee increase then we
students should be voting on it. If
students are not going to be voting
on it, then this is not what I would
call an athletic fee.
It is a tuition increase.
We should note that this tuition
increase is not being applied to
relieve cuts in academic programs,
but is specifically earmarked for
athletics. This is a remarkably
misguided assessment of priorities.
It is simply amazing that here we
are raising tuition for sports, while
at Simon Fraser University, and the
University of Victoria whole
departments in art and literature
will most likely be abolished.
Even if we choose to fund sports
and cut academics, the astro-turfing
of SUB field is a tremendous
mistake. This area is valuable as a
public "green space", a frisbee
field, a place to have a picnic, to
play softball, to sunbathe.
Can you imagine sitting out in the
sun with your friends and a beer in
the middle of a plastic sheet? The
value of this field as an
undeveloped area should not be
I talked to Neil Risebrough, extension 5454, the vice president in
charge of student affairs, about
these subjects. He's been convinced
by someone that fee increases and
astroturf deserve serious attention.
Watch out!
The claim is that intramural
sports needs this field to accommodate all the teams. However,
when asked why they don't use the
fields behind Osborne centre,
Risebrough responds that these
fields are for the varsity teams.
It's clear that present student
athletic fees aren't really helping
out the recreational athlete and I
don't expect anything new with the
imposition of this tuition increase.
Finally, I would like to comment
that SUB field is not just an issue of
adequate facilities for intramurals
or athletic teams. This field is really
the only large public area near the
center of campus. It should be
useful for everyone.
There are quite a number of
disenfranchised people at UBC —
people who aren't interested in intramurals or athletic teams — people who don't feel that the empire
building of the Alma Mater Society
represents their interests.
But these people do use this field
for many varied purposes, and their
interests will not be represented in
discussions on these issues.
If you enjoy the use of this field
What are you doing
today at 12:30?
Come to our Open
House and meet those
thin, redeyed wierdos
who put out this paper
twice a week. Our office, SUB 241K, is
pretty wild too. New
staffers are welcome
and AMS hacks may
be permitted.
Malted beverages
See you
Fee motion represents progressive step
Regarding Friday's article on an
imposed athletic fee increase,
(athletic fees may increase $30, Feb.
1, 1984), we feel that the majority
of students are not aware of the
need for funds in athletics, intramurals, and recreation.
The notice of motion at the
board of governors' Feb. 7 meeting
was introduced by an ad hoc
committee that is in favour of the
increase. This motion is the result
of a nationwide study on fee structures and a growing need for funding in all areas of athletics.
By comparison to all other Canadian universities, our intramural
program is the largest in Canada
and our athletic program has produced a number of national championship teams but neither program
had much financial support in
terms of athletic fees.
In 1984-85, each UBC student
paid a total of $11.50, of which
$4.20 was designated to men's
athletics, $2.80 to women's
athletics, and $4.50 to intramurals.
Our recreation program is not
assisted at all by levied student fees.
Considering the size and success
of our athletic, intramural and
recreation programs, the students
of UBC are getting more than their
$11.50 in return. As reported on
Friday, other Canadian university
students have paid up to $70 for
fewer services.
Over the last year, the UBC
athletic department has cut 11
teams (six women's and five men's)
from funding due to a series of
necessary budget cuts required by
Expansion of our continually increasing intramurals program has
slowed to a crawl due to a lack of
facilities and administrative funds.
Facilities for all users have fallen
below standard.
Three extreme examples are the
gravel pit that we call a track, the
Armouries which can hardly be
classified as a structurally sound
building and intramural recreational fields which have been
severely damaged due to overuse.
In order for UBC to maintain its
excellence in athletics, intramurals
and recreation, an increase in fees
must be imposed by the board.
Since student fees make up such a
large portion of the athletic and
sport services operational budgets,
yearly fluctuations in student
enrolments, as experienced this
year, seriously interferes with any
form of current and long term planning especially when fees are fixed
by referenda.
Often student referenda do not
represent the true feelings on campus. One of the reasons UBC is
behind in the facilities, programs,
and services offered by other Canadian universities, is the reluctance
to commit the tremendous amount
of resources required to pass a
referendum for every major issue
which occurs whether it is caused by
administrative/program costs or increases in facility needs due to increases in student participation.
For the passage of a referendum,
2800 (10 per cent) "yes" votes are
required. Passage of any referendum is virtually impossible when
less than 10 per cent of the total student population normally casts a
ballot. .
We support the proposed board
of governors increase in athletic
fees and urge all other athletic, intramural and recreation participants and facility users to show
their support as well.
Brenda Chinn, commerce 3
Antoinette Klawer, physical education 3
Brian Beach, applied science 4
Rhonda Sampson, physical education 3
as a green space, give Risebrough a
call, (Try between 11 a.m. and 3
p.m.). Basically, we need an athletic
fee increase and astroturf like we
need grass tennis courts.
Ed Wishnow
graduate studies
Poll clerk calls
for readers
Last week I worked at several
poll stations for the Alma Mater
Society executive election. The reactions of students towards the election and the candidates over this
period upset me enough to put pen
to paper.
It frightens me that you are the
same people who are given the
responsibility to vote in municipal,
provincial, and federal elections,
especially since you don't bother to
vote responsibly in student elections. It's time to grow up, kids.
How many of you vote in
municipal, provincial and federal
elections? Why do you vote in these
elections? Because you care enough
about what is going on to exercise
your right to vote.
But why, then, don't you exercise
that right for the AMS student election? Because you don't really give
a damn. But wait just a minute: are
you not the same students who
whine and nag about the AMS being too business-oriented? Aren't
you the same students who complain about the Whistler cabin,
SUB expansion, new carpets, and
increasing AMS fees?
UBC students! If you're mad
enough to bitch about the AMS, get
out and vote. And vote responsibly
— read The Ubyssey, participate in
all candidates' meetings, listen to
the candidates when they speak in
your classes and talk to them in person. Then make a responsible
The AMS elections are over for
this year; I strongly recommend
that you all vote in next year's election. If you don't vote, don't
criticize the way the AMS is run.
Martin Cocking
Geography 3 Friday, February 8, 1985
Page 9
Strollers bring cushions
Venture back in time and meet
the villagers of Lark Rise, England.
Become immersed in the folklore as
you stroll through a day in their
lives. But make sure to bring a
Flora Thompson's classic trilogy
Lark Rise to Candleford has been
skillfully adapted by Keith
Dewhurst for the theatre.
Dewhurst's work is written to be
performed as a promenade production. That is to say, there is no
distinction between stage and
Lark Rise
at Studio 58, Langara
Once inside Studio 58 you will be
encouraged to find a place in the
middle of the floor - there are no
seats, consequently the cushion.
While taking in the cheerful folk
music of the Albion Band you suddenly realize that you are part of the
stage as a cast of 16 performs
amongst, around and with you.
One might feel uncomfortable as
this obviously opposes the conventional conception of theatre where
the audience sits apart and often
feels unconnected. But the warmth
and sincerity of the actors comes
across immediately as you become
one of the Lark Rise villagers.
The actions of the play are the
events of a single day, the first day
of harvest. We meet the Timms
family struggling with poverty in "a
place God created with leftovers
after He created the rest of the
earth." Through this family and the
many characters we meet on the
streets, in the fields and drinking
houses we share their talk of
politics, harvesting and all the local
The cast at Langara creates a real
and rustic experience. There are
rough passages as the transition is
made from one scene to the next
and as the actors manipulate their
way through the audience. This is
soon bypassed as you will enjoy
the colorful acting of Leah Baric as
Laura, Lisa Randall as Mrs. Spicer
and David Jarvis as Mr. Morris,
Squire, Twister and Algy.
Children will love this, as will
adults who want something different from a play. Much enjoyment comes from watching the
faces of the other spectators as they
create with the actors an event that
rejoices common humanity and the
unique work of Flora Thompson.
you're on stage
Montreal universities run deficits
From page 5
cuts in services it is prepared to
make. Jacques Menard, the
school's executive vice-rector, said
any further cuts would be "irreparably compromising the quality of
education we give our students.
"There are some things we just
won't do," he said.
Both Concordia and McGill are
still hacking at their programs,
while desperately trying to solicit
money from the private sector. McGill has been quite successful, raising $46 million in private funds over
the past 18 months.
Concordia, with less wealthy
alumni, has raised $10.8 million in
two years. The schools, however,
cannot solicit money to pay off
their deficits or pay staff salaries.
Both institutions have been forced to find places to cut quickly after
the Quebec government repeatedly
scaled down its contribution for the
1984-85 year. In May 1984, McGill
administrators thought they would
have a $2.4 million deficit. But after
bad news from the government, the
school now estimates it will owe
$7.2 million.
Last week McGill's principal David Johnson organized emergency
open meetings with staff on the university's two campuses, to "outline
financial difficulties and explore
potential measures."
After Concordia administrators
found out they would not be getting
a promised $3 million last fall, the
school set up an emergency task
force to cut that amount from the
"We're already operating on a
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Benefit dance to support special education endowment fund, tickets $4.50 at SUB box office,
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Conversation meeting, noon, International
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Oneg Shabbat and dairy potluck supper, 6:30
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"Old meets new" exhibit by Cheng, Redgewell,
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Slide show: Guatamala's Nightmare/Film: Chile
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Space shuttle display, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., all week,
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Films: Tudoka, and Kung Fu as Folk Art, noon,
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"Old meets new," exhibit by Cheng, Redgewell,
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Friday, February 8, 1985
Tories planning to increase EPF grant 7.4 per cent
Federal government representatives promised they will increase
transfer payments for post-secondary education to B.C. by 7.5 per
cent in 1985-86, UBC's president
told the board of governors Thursday.
George Pedersen said officials
told him finance minister Michael
Wilson will continue the Established
Programs Financing agreement between the provinces and the federal
government for another year.
The current agreement was negotiated in 1977 between the provinces
and the federal government. It has
not been renegotiated since it expired in 1982.
"The money comes in the form
of an income tax credit and a cash
payment," Pedersen said. He added
the income tax credit will increase
from $224 million to $242 million,
and the cash payment will increase
from $258 million to $276 million.
This means a total payment of up to
$517 million.
Pedersen added the agreement
does not require the B.C. government to pass the increased funding
on to post-secondary education. He
said the province has not passed on
similar increases to B.C. universities
in the past.
Secretary of state Walter Maclean will discuss the problem of tying federal funding with the provinces when negotiations on the EPF
agreement reopen, Pedersen said.
UBC last received the benefit of
an EPF increase in 1979, although
the Liberal government gave modest increases after that year.
The board agreed to charge UBC
students 50 cents each to help provide education expenses for two refugee students each year. They did
this on the assumption that the January referendum was valid. They
also agreed to charge all engineering
students $8 a year until the engineers paid off a $60,000 debt to the
Alma Mater Society.
The board passed senate's recommendation to end enrolment to the
first year of education's bachelor
program, which some people say is
a preparation for cutting the program entirely.
The 45-minute open session was
followed by a three hour in camera
High School group holds rally against cutbacks
Saturday at noon the steps of
Robson Square will be occupied by
Vancouver high school students opposed to education cutbacks set by
the Social Credit government.
The rally organized by Student
Alliance for Vancouver's Education
is part of an ongoing battle to spare
Vancouver's schools from further
cuts,  a  SAVE   spokesperson  said
Eric Lay, a grade 11 student at
Prince of Wales said "the present
situation is just awful." Lay said at
his school budget cuts forced upon
the school boards will mean lost
jobs for teachers and librarians.
Students will face increased class
sizes, he added, Physics 12 labs will
be reduced to demonstrations.
If the cuts go ahead not even
school boards will be immune, said
Lay. He said provincial education
minister Jack Heinrich has
threatened to dismantle school
boards in Vancouver and Victoria
and place them in trusteeship if they
refuse to meet their budgets.
Jason Grant, also from SAVE,
said taking inflation into account the
cut means a loss of $17.1 million for
Vancouver alone.
Among those speaking at the protest will be Phil Rankin, Vancouver
School Board spokesperson, Mark
Reder, UBC Great Trek committee
co-chair and a representative of the
College — Institute Educators
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