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Array the Ubyssey
Inside:
ma® 9
UBC media expands
CITR power boosted
MANDEL NGAN PHOTO
CiTR station manager, Harry Hertscheg eurphoric over CRTC decision
Activity fees to rise
Recreation facility proposed for Mclnnes Field
By James Burns
The AMS will hold a referendum this fall to determine support
for a new student owned and operated multi-million dollar sports
and recreation complex.
If the students vote in favor of
the facility, for the next ten years,
student activity fees will include
an extra $30 levy.
The complex, to be built on
Maclnnes field, will cost approximately $20 million. Students will
pick up about 20 per cent ofthe tab
and the rest will be paid by government grants.
"The main purpose of the facility is to provide badly needed
space for the non-varsity athlete,"
said Todd Ablett, a member ofthe
AMS ad hoc committee on recreational planning. "But (the facility)
will also supply more area for the
many clubs and societies on campus."
AMS president Tim Bird expects students to approve the new
facility.
"The interesting thing about
the proposal for the complex is
that everyone, the AMS, the provincial government, the University administration, and the student body all seem to be responding positively to the plan at the
same time," said Bird. "The climate is right, so if students want
the facility, the time to get it is
now."
If the referendum passes,
work will begin as soon as possible,
said Bird. "Students will see results, and will be able to begin
using the facility in about two
years time."
The referendum will be conducted between October 31 and
November 4.
The present complex proposal
for a 250,000 sq.ft. area includes:
•an outdoor night lit field for
football, soccer, and other
activities
•a 4000-seat arena to be used
for indoor sports, dances
and concerts
•two gyms, a weight room,
and an indoor track
•martial arts and dance
studios
•squash and raquet
ball courts
•a change room and
locker area
•child care facilities
•and, of course, club space.
UBC jobs for outsiders cancelled
By Laura J. May
Out-of-province students arrived at UBC this year to find they
were no longer eligible for the
work-study program because of a
lack of funding.
"A lot of students had not
budgeted for this. They weren't
notified till they arrived, "said Bob
Seeman, student board of governors representative.
The work-study program
gives on-campus jobs to students
with maximum student loans, but
the program's provincial funds do
not cover out-of-province students.
And although UBC funded
the jobs for out-of-province students last year, this year a tight
budget forced the university to
quit funding the program, according to KD. Srivastava, vice president of student and academic services.       "Provincial rules do not
permit out-of-province students to
be paid," said Srivastava, adding
that last year the university used
money from its operating budget
for out-of-province students.
Srivastava appealed to the
provincial government to "change
its rules" regarding out-of-province students. On Friday, he received the final reply from the
provincial government: no funding for out-of-province students.
Srivastava said the government decided not to provide funds
because they didn't want to give
students from other provinces
advantages that B.C. students
weren't able to get in other provinces. (Only two provinces now
have work-study programs for
out-of-province students).
"TTieir response is (that) these
are reciprocal programs. Our B.C.
residents are less likely to benefit
from these programs," he said.
Seeman said law school students and the organizations they
work for have been particularly
affected by the new work-study
rules because 35 per cent of their
students are from out-of-province.
Ron Pelletier, a law student
from Alberta, said he found out
during the first week of school that
he was no longer eligible to work
as the business editor ofthe Canadian Journal of Family Law.
"If they tell me now that next
year I don't qualify for work-study,
at least I have time to deal with it.
I could have spent the summer
looking for work. Now (there is a)
saturated job market," Pelletier
said.
Steven Saba, senior editor of
the Canadian Journal of Family
Law, is also upset that Pelletier
must quit his job.
"We try to fill work-study positions
with people who've had experience
By Deanne Fisher
Campus radio fans will soon
be able to pick up UBC's CiTR all
the way to Coquitlam thanks to a
power boost approved by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission
(CRTC) yesterday.
The station has been broadcasting at 101.9 FM with only 49
watts since 1982. It has applied to
the CRTC several times for "high
power" so that the station could be
picked up east of Granville Street.
"It's about time. We deserved
it," said CiTR vice-president Barb
Wilson, elated over the decision.
"Well order the equipment
(required for the 1,800 watt signal) now that we've got approval,"
she sai d.
The Alma Mater Society has
contributed $100,000 to CiTR's
high power fund over the past
several years. The money will now
go toward a new higher power
antenna for the top of Gage Towers, to l>e installed by mid-December.
CiTR applied along with the
University of Victoria's CFUV for
high power and permanent title to
the 101.9 frequency. CFUV will
use the same frequency but are far
enough away not to interfere with
CiTR.
The CRTC received over 100
letters supporting the campus
stations'   application.   Still,   the
CiTR staff was worried that the
question would go to a public hearing because of a letter of opposition
from a Victoria radio station.
"I was prepared for the worst,"
said Wilson. "There were only two
possibilities and I was prepared
for it to go to public hearing."
The one letter of opposition
came from CJVI, owned by Selkirk
Broadcasting, which CiTR confronted in 1982 when they obtained the 101.9 frequency.
CJVI general manager Kim
Hesketh said in the letter "to allow
a student radio service to utilize a
scarce channel allotment would be
a disservice to Victoria and to the
overall good of the Canadian
broadcasting system."
But the CRTC decided that
"in view of the improved and extended coverage of two distinctive
programming services that will
result from these technical
amendments...the Commission is
satisfied that the proposals represent effective use ofthe 101.9 MHz
frequency."
CiTR station manager Harry
Hertscheg announced the CRTC
decision on the air yesterday. He
said he is pleased he will no longer
have to deal with complaints from
Vancouver listeners who cannot
pick up the station.
"Until our power boost, you
can still pick up CiTR if you just
put a little effort into it," added
Hertscheg.
Architect's model for proposed $20 million UBC recreational facility
JOE ALTWASSER PHOTO
with us. We're in a scrambling
situation. We thought he
(Pelletier) would bridge continuity
from summer to fall."
Nancy Wiggs, administrative
assistant for the Law Clinic, has
complained to Seeman that a few
of her experienced employees who
are from other provinces have
been forced to quit their jobs.
Seeman added that it is difficult for the Law Clinic and law
journals to replace out-of-province
students because they need employees with legal expertise.
Srivastava said he plans to
ask President David Strangway to
replace funding for out-of-province students.
But he is "not very sanguine
about getting funds from the
university...if one has to operate
on a fixed budget, it becomes a
hard choice (deciding) which programs to fund and which to cut."
VOLUME 71, Number 5
Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, September 20,1988 Classifieds
Rates: AMS Card HoMare - 3 lina*, $3.00,
additional Una* 60 cants, eommardal -3
Unas, 75 cants. (10% Discount on 25 Issuaa
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Daadllna 4:00 p.m,. two daya batora publication. Room 266, SUB, UBC, Van., B.C. V6T
2A7
05-COMING EVENTS
ROBERTSON DAVIES
Reading from his new book
The Lure of Orpheus*
Tuesday, Sept. 20th, 12:30 p.m. at Frederic
Wood Theatre (the UBC Bookstore will have
books available for purchase at the theatre).
UBC INTRAMURAL noon runner's club
lecture series starts Sat, Sept 17, at 10:00
a.m. in Woodward IRC #3. Gary Richter
from Brooks will talk about running programs and ways of running free of injuries.
Everyone welcome!
ROBERTSON DAVIES
Reading from his new book
The Lyre of Orpheus.
Tuesday Sept 20th 12:30 pm at
Frederic Wood Theatre (the UBC Bookstore
will have books available for purchase at the
theatre.)
25 - INSTRUCTION
75-WANTED
St. Anselm's Anglican Church
University Boulevard
(across from Golf Course)
We welcome vou to our worship
Sunday Services:
8:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Holy Eucharist*
Holy Eucharist
The Journey Within:
Exploring Prayer &
Meditation
For more information:
224-1410 or 224-2568
•nursery care provided
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1977 HONDA CIVIC, 4 speed std., 1987
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2 COFFEE TABLES, 1 stereo table, 1 night
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(Tom).
MONTESSORI ELEMENTARY training
courses starting Fall '88 for further info
contact Mont_88ori Elementary Foundation, c/o 6330 Sophia St, Van., B.C. V5W
2W6.
PIANO LESSONS, classical. Evenings 228-
0086.
30 - JOBS
GREENPEACE - become a part ofthe solution. Outreach/canvass team. Positions
available now! Salary and benefits. Call
James or Lachlan, ph. 736-0321.
LADY SPORT STORE is looking for P/T
retail sales clerk. Must be enthusiastic and
responsible. Athletic footwear and clothing
exp. an asset but not essential. Call Brett at
733-1173.
GREENPEACE - become a part ofthe solution. Outreach/canvass team. Positions
available now! Salary and benefits. Call
James or Lachlan, ph. 736-0321.
REQD. EXPD. PERSON for sandwich shop.
Part time lunch hours Mon.-Fri. 11-3 p.m.
Apply in person The Delly, SUB lower floor.
STUDENT TO VACUUM two hrs. daily
3:30-5:30 Mon.-Fri., $6/hr. Contact Irene
Ovenden, Brock House Society, 3875 Pt Gey
Rd. 228-1461.
PEN PAL CLUB! Free details. All ages
welcome. International Pen Friends, PO
Box 6261, Stn. "D", Calgary, AB T2P 2C8.
DID SPA LADY pressure you to sign a
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talk. Jill 228-8414.
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70 - SERVICES
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#203 - 4545 W. 10th Ave., 228-1433.
PENTACARE DAYCARE, on the UBC
Campus, has openings in its kindergarten
program. Phone the UBC daycare coordinator for information and application forms:
228-5343.
SPEAKEASY: A friendly voice and an attentive ear. Open M-F 9:30-9:30. 228-3700.
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Between
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80 - TUTORING
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Dorothy Martinson 228-8346.
YOUR WORDS professionally typed, fast &
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263-0351.
Note: Noon » I2;30 p.TR-
THURSDAY
The Polish Students AsgDciaiton
An Evening of Polish Renaissance
Music from records of Prof Lakow-
ski
7pmr Hillel House (across from
SUB, benind Brock Hall)
UBC Student Ministry
"Focus": Making Friends
6;30 pm, Angus Lounge (rm 109)
UBCNDFCMb
Dance done by the R&B Allstars.
&30 p.m. -1 a.m. SUB Ballroom.
SUNDAY
Lutheran Student Movement
Communion service, 10 a.xn.» Lutheran Campus Centre.
MONDAY
WORD PROCESSING, $2.00/dbl. sp. page,
MLA,   APA,   CMS,   editing.      Comput-     FRIDAY
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224-5242.
TYPING, EDITING, RESEARCH. No notice required resumes (same day service),
tapes transcribed. 327-0425 (24 hrs.).
ACCURATE REPORTS word processing,
Word Perfect, laser printer, dictation, student rates avail. #16-1490 W. Broadway at
Granville 732-4426.
WORD PROCESSING services, laser
printer, experienced typist. Call Mary LouS
421-0818 (Burnaby).
WORD WEAVERS - still on 41st bus line.
New location #101 - 2258 W. 41st Ave. at
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custom word processing, aussi en francais.
Tel. 266-6814.
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rates. 684-1025.
Lutheran Student Movement
Start-up  Barbecue.  6:00 p.m.,
Lutheran Campu$ Centre.
Film Society. SUBFilms
three Men and A  Baby/Wall
Street. 7 & 9:30 p.m., SUB Audi to-
num.
Gays & Lesbians, of UBC
Beer Garden
3:30** 7:30 pm SUB 205
Lutheran Student Movement
Coffee House *- Supper - Facts of
Life Series
4:30   pm,   Lutheran   Campus
Centre
Ayn Rand Club
Organizational  meeting,  Noon,
SUB 205.
UBC  Film  Society  -   Classic
SUBFilms
"Sid & Nancy." 7 & 9:30 p.m., SUB
Theatre, SUB.
Speak! Human Rights
A human rights lecture series.,
7:30 p.m., Robson Square Media
Centre.
TUESDAY
Dept. of English
A reading by Robertson Davies.
Noon,  Frederic  Wood Theatre,
UBC,
Jewish   Students   Association/
Hillel
Spaghetti  lunch.   Noon,   Hillel
House.
HOt
Flashes
THE POLISH STUDENTS ASSOC.
An Evening of Polish Renaissance Music from records of
Prof. Lakowski
7pm, Hillel House (across from SUB, behind Brock Hall)
SPEAKEASY CLUBS COLUMN SUBMISSION
Dear UBC Students:
Hello! Hope all is well....but if it isn't and you feel like talking about it, we are here for you. We are
Speakeasy, UBC's student peer-counselling service. We are students like yourselves, with some
training in peer-counselling and a very strong desire to listen and to support. We operate on a face-to-
face basis out of our office on the main floor of SUB, and also over the phone (228-3700). OUr service
is completely confidential and is available from Monday to Friday between the hours of 930 and 2130.
We also have an info line (228-3777) for all those campus phone numbers and events that you can't dig
up, a tutor file to help you get some assistance in your courses, and a typist file for those of you who are
in search of someone to type up papers, reports, etc.
University life can be very difficult at times. High pressure, loneliness, hurt, anxieties and confusion
plague us all constantly. Ifyou find yourself beset by these feelings, or if you're feeling bad and you don't
know why, or even if you just want to talk, we're here to listen. No problem is too small or too big., .if
it's on your mind, we'd be more than happy to talk with you about it. Sometimes just talking about it
can make you feel better, so keep us in mind. Have a good academic year.
The Speakeasy Volunteers.
Dear £>/ood Carriers;
The fyd'Cross B>lood drive is upon us again .  The drive is fating place Sept. 26th -
5ept. 28th. I0G0 aa - 4i00 pa in the SUB> Building.  This jear there is an interfacufiy
challenge there facufies pledge money aid vhich ever facuftY has the highest percentage of
donors gets to direct the proceeds io the charity of their choke, rlease get io the drive
've. Engineering Undergraduate Society
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Refugee Board, Ottawa
Lecture Hall 2, UBC Woodward
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2/THE UBYSSEY
SBsAmr^tJi^^^k Phasing out
the farm
Agriculture faces falling enrollment
UBC Ham Radio Club members help Jamaican relief by contacting families while phone lines were downed
by Humicane Gilbert. Red Cross will continue to accept tax deductible donations this week at its
headquarters at 4750 Oak St. 	
Frats clean house
By Stephen Scrimshaw
The Inter-Fraternity Council
hopes to ensure fair play during
the 1988 rush with a major house-
cleaning of their constitution.
"With the strong competition
there is for new members, regulations are needed to keep the whole
Greek system strong," said John
Stewart, Inter-Fraternity Council
president.
Stewart said "the purposes of
the regulations are to keep the
larger fraternities with more
money from spending large sums
on elaborate rush activities and to
give rushees the opportunity to see
fraternities as equals."
Stewart added the new regulations hinder the chances of one
fraternity ending up with an excessively large pledge class at the
expense of other fraternities.
Violations during last year's
rush forced a clearer definition of
the geographic boundaries within
which a rush function can take
place and the activities that may
take place at a function.
The new constitution also
prohibits the use of alcohol for first
rush functions and increases the
fines the council can levy against
constitution violators from three
to ten dollars per member.
But IFC vice-president Mike
Libby said IFC is not trying to
strictly control fraternity activities. "The body's key concern during rush is to enhance the access of
fraternities to potential members
and to generally improve upon the
sometimes poor image fraternities
have," said Libby.
Libby said although the grey
areas of the constitution are now
more clearly defined, the IFC expects fraternities to recognize a
moral responsibility to carry out
their rushes in good faith.
Libby hopes the stigma experienced by regulation violators in
the past should be all that is
needed to ensure a good rush.
Clubs days cater to all
By Am Keeling
Where might a student find
the opportunity to solve the
world's problems, hike some ofthe
most beautiful terrain in the
world, fall from the sky and live, or
meet people of similar interests or
backgrounds?
Come this week to the Student Union Building, and you will
find these activities and much
more as North America's largest
clubs program puts on its annual
"clubs day."
Clubs at U.B.C. are a tradition nearly as old as the university
itself, and the level of participation is traditionally high. They
offer students the chance to become more involved in their interests and share them with other
students.
"Clubs Day" itself dates back
to 1947, when advertisements in
the Ubyssey preceeded the first
formal display by clubs of their
wares on the lawn in front of the
Arts building under the slogan "A
club for every taste."
Under the  direction of the
Literary and Scientific Executive,
clubs at U.B.C. thrived, as nearly
three-quarters of the university's
9000 students were club members
in 1950. The Literary and Scientific Executive has since been renamed the University Clubs Committee.
Today, Clubs Days are held in
the SUB and are sponsored by the
AMS. Their continued success is
due to the high quality ofthe clubs
and displays put on at the yearly
extravaganza, as well as to the
choice of types of activities. Interests catered to include theatre,
politics, religion, athletics, sciences, the outdoors, communications, literature, finances and
music. As well, new groups are encouraged as the abilities and interests of students are expanded.
By Katherine Monk
OldMacDonaldmaybecomea
thing ofthe past. For the last ten
years, enrollment in agriculture
sciences has dropped steadily,
leaving experts to wonder who will
be feeding us in the future.
"The industry will be unable
to meet its commitments to keep
the agri-food business from moving ahead if enrollment continues
to decline," says UBC dean of agriculture James Richards.
"People are increasingly specialized—further education to learn
more and more about
less and less."
Richards attributes the nation-wide dwindling aggie enrollment to a lack of information
about what agricultural sciences
has to offer prospective students.
"We think the problem is that we
aren't getting the message out as
to what we're about—like those in
biology and life sciences, we think
there are opportunities
for these
people in agriculture."
But Bob
Mitchell,
manager of
the agricultural department at the
Bank of Montreal, an employer of recent agriculture grads
from UBC,
says the problem is not so
much in informing students, but in
the faculty's
lack of profile
in the industrial community.
"I wasn't
too surprised to hear about the
declining enrollment, because I
feel the university hasn't advertised the talent that they have
there, by working in the community," says Mitchell.
Mitchell, a graduate in agriculture from Saskatoon, says UBC
and other universities waste time
in the laboratory, without establishing ties with the professional
world on the outside.
"The faculty does a lot of research, but what happens is that it
usually turns into empty research.
I think there's some talent in the
faculty (at UBC) which could be
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used as key speakers, on things
like free trade and supply management."
John Hanson of Agriculture
Canada's development branch
agrees. "People are increasingly
specialized—further education to
learn more and more about less
and less."
But Hanson says the falling
enrollment has not had any effect
yet on Agriculture Canada's hir-
ingpolicies. "What I wouldbe most
worried about is if there was a
shortage. But for the most part, we
can find people. For the science
jobs, there may be a problem
though."
Mitchell disagrees. He says
the bank is only batting five-
hundred with its UBC graduates;
only three ofthe six recent graduates from UBC are still with the
bank after being hired. "They
didn't know what went into the
banking end of agricultural economics. There was more marketing than they anticipated—the
business doesn't just walk in the
door."
"Sometimes it's too bad that
they accepted the
jobs, because we
end up losing a
lot of money
training them,"
says Mitchell.
"Most students
don't know themselves well
enough," he
added.
The experience
has left a bad
taste    in     the
in
bank's mouth,
and Mitchell no
longer sees the
point in the bank
putting its
money there.
"Having been
burnt, and not
had much return, we're not
looking for agriculture graduates to the same
degree on the
business end as we once were."
But Richards refutes the idea
that a lack of demand in industry
is responsible for the falling enrollment. "The agri-food industry
is so much more extensive than
people realize. Highly trained
people end up in the industry, on
through the chain of food marketing—like at the White Spot."
"The industry itself is stable,
people will always have to eat—
usually about 1400 lbs of food a
year," says Richards. "The food
industry always moves ahead."
continued on page 16
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PCB list disclosed
OTTAWA (CUP) — Carleton University, the University of Lethbridge and the University of Toronto
have more than 1,000 litres of PCBs stored on
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PCBs are toxic chemicals that were often used
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ST. JOHN'S (CUP) — Objecting to its "very political aspect", Memorial University's student council
has refused to recognize a campus-based anti-
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MONTREAL (CUP) — Concordia's student council
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The council kept all 19,000 copies ofthe handbook when it arrived in the last week of August and
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Fine Arts students."
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TORONTO (CUP) — The seven University of
Toronto students arrested by campus police for trespassing on university property during the summer
Economic Summit will appear in court in November.
Altogether, 13 people — including a student
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Once again the Festival is upon us—
this year with an entirely new
programme of seventeen animated short
films, plus a welcome repeat, all presented
by Mike and Spike, rogue promoters from
Mellow Manor. As with previous years'
shows the collection includes both mediocre
and outstanding films, or as Mike would
rather say, "something for everyone."
Festival of Animation
Ridge Theatre
Sept. 16-22
Below, Katherine Monk and Sailen
Black will be putting that assertion to the
test and giving their respective takes on a
few ofthe many animated shorts pieces
from this year's Festival.
1. Superman, saving his city from the
threat of "The Bulleteers."
SB: I thought the outstanding quality of
this piece was technical. It had such strong
contrast that the dark background pushed
the animated characters into the foreground. But what I found interesting was
that the voice-over announced that Superman was simply for truth and justice—not
"the American Way," whatever that is. I
wonder when they added that?
KM: Well Sailen, I really liked the nine-
teen-forties look to the piece. It reminded
me of an Ayn Rand novel. Especially the
huge phallic symbol flying through the air-
that bullet car. I think what really attracted me to this piece was its sincerity; I
really felt I could understand the sort of
mindset of the time when this film was
made.
SB: I agree; it wasn't peddling any symbolism like those Eastern European films
2. Nitemare: A small boy confronts bedroom
furniture that seems to come alive when he
turns out the lights.
SB: Very different from Superman because
the drawing ofthe central character was
sketchy and ephemeral, instead of bright
and linear. The boy looked hastily drawn,
but that technical shortcoming was easily
outweighed by the charm ofthe ending.
KM: I understand what you mean about the
drawing; at first I thought the kid was a
ghost. But like you, I felt the content of the
piece overcame what, at first, took me
aback. In fact, I think the pencil sketchi-
ness ofthe film added to its attraction
because of its quickness and rapid translation of emotion. The artist had not spent a
lot of time perfecting the technique ofthe
drawings but drew them from the heart...
or so it seemed to me. I thought it was
really cute, and when I saw it, the audience
kept oozing "ooohhs" and "aaawwwwee..."
SB: I didn't hear those sound effects, but it
was endearing—like Winter, another short
piece.
3. Wednesday Eve of Tuesday: Three idiot
hunters in an absurd landscape.
SB: It seemed like the entire film was
based on the idea that having dogs eat
grass and donkeys crow is funny enough to
carry five and a half minutes of movie.
Even in a theatre full of people ready to
laugh at basic bathroom humour, Wednesday Eve of Tuesday was greeted with
silence. At the first Friday performance I
saw, a lone maverick laughed at the end of
this Bulgarian production.
I asked Mike about this movie and said
he liked it because it was such a welcome
change from most Eastern European films,
which typically are
very bleak and unhappy. But I didn't
think that was enough
tojustify sucha
witless, pointless story
for a wide audience!
KM: I guess I think a
little differently from
you on this one, Sailen.
I thought the piece was
understated and had a
subtle, if not somewhat black, approach to
humour which seems rather common in
Eastern bloc movies. The thing which I
found funny was that the hunters were only
out to get a good photo of themselves and a
trophy. The nonchalant bunnies also
reminded me of Alice in Wonderland, which
I find really funny., do you?
SB: Even in Bulgaria there must be
humour—this is not it.
4. The Door: The residents of an apartment
building cannot use their front door and use
cumbersome alternatives, even when the
door is briefly opened. Shot mostly in
brown.
SB: Does it really take ten minutes of stop-
motion animation to say that people will no
longer recognize freedom if they are denied
it long enough?
KM: Again, my friend, we differ. Although
this one was a little slow and tedious, I felt
as though I was experiencing a dose of
Soviet culture... like medicine, it wasn't
entirely enjoyable, but I felt I was better off
having seen it. The likeness of Lenin left no
room for anything other than a very
political interpretation to this rather bleak
short.
SB: I didn't see Lenin, but I agree that it
was slow and tedious. I felt as though I
was experiencing a dose of Soviet mold.
5. Vincent.
SB: Even though it's a "surprise" repeat,
Vincent is well worth being included. It
parallels the comic strip Calvin and
Hobbes in a horrible way. Instead of a
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KM: Ditto.
SB: What else did
you like?
KM: I really liked
Primiti Too Taa. It
brought all of my dull
poetry classes to life.
Ernest Fenelosa said
the word is energy,
and this piece wa_s energy. Either that, or a
semiotician's nightmare.
SB: Mindlessly catchy, too. For days
afterward I could go up to the person I saw
it with and say "Primiti!" and they would
respond "Too Taa!"
KM: True communication.
KM: I think Earth to Doris also deserves a
mention here. If CITR made animated
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Very strange, but very entertaining. I don't
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SB: It seemed to work on two levels: one
visual, one aural.
Doris was etched out on the screen in a thin
blue line that looked like the neon lights
that lit her bleak world of one-night stands.
At the same time, the voice-over sounded
like a film noir detective story, describing
Doris in short, brutal terms: "In the morning, she looked like a horse."
KM: So, I guess we wrap it up here. I really
had a good time. My apartment burned
down, and I forgot about it while I was
warm and cozy inside the vintage Ridge.
How about you?
SB: I'd recommend the 1988 Festival of
Animation, even if my apartment didn't
bum down.
God Rides a Harley
Film documents born-again bikers
By Keith Leung
Born-again Christians. Motorcycle
gangs. Don't usually associate the
two, do you? God Rides A Harley, the
winner of the 1988 Genie Award for Best
Documentary, does just that, examining the
members ofthe Christian Riders Motorcycle Club, many of whom are former
outlaw bikers who have "found God." While
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Pacific Cinematheque
Sept. 22—22
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The situation in the Israeli-occupied
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The Palestinian "intifada," or uprising, has thrust the Occupied Territories
back into the headlines. Palestinian
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Van. East Cinema
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anticlimax that Michel Khleifi, an expatriate Palestinian, captures in his first
feature.
Filmed on location in the West Bank,
Wedding In Galilee tells the story of
Abu Adel, a Palestinian village chief
played by Mohamed Ali Akili. He is
determined to throw a wedding for his
oldest son that future generations will
remember. To get Israeli curfew restrictions suspended though, he has to invite
the Israeli military governor and his
retinue to the festivities.
The predictable result is dissension
from the more militant villagers. "No celebration without dignity," the militants
declare and set about to sabotage the proceedings with an armed attack on the
Israeli officers.
Wedding In Galilee is about what
doesn't happen. The would-be saboteurs
are discovered by other villagers, and
their plot defused. The chiefs prize mare
wanders into a minefield and is eventually rescued with the assistance of Israeli
soldiers. With celebrants waiting anxiously for him to emerge brandishing the
traditional bloody sheet—proof of his
wife's virginity and its demise—the chiefs
son is overcome by rage at his father's
"collaboration" with the Israelis. He
cowers, impotent, in the bridal chamber.
Meanwhile, the chief sits in a room with
his sleeping grandson, whispering of a
longing to "tell his story" to the child.
The film's last image is appropriately
ambiguous. The grandson runs away from
the chaos in the village and sits placidly
in a field, under an olive tree, waiting in
pre-dawn mist for the day to break.
Wedding In Galilee is exquisitely
photographed; Khleifi's camera caresses
his Palestinian landscape as tenderly as
the villagers anoint the bridal couple prior
to the ceremony. Best of all is his appreciation ofthe complex interaction between
the villagers and the Israeli soldiers.
There is no overt violence at the wedding,
but the hostility between occupiers and
occupied is palpable. In one scene, a
soldier starts to mount some stairs to a
private residence. He is met by a fiery-
eyed Palestinian matriarch, who drives
him back not with stones but with
piercing yodel like ululations. Equally
memorable is the departure of the Israeli
troops from the village at the film's end,
past a gauntlet of hooting Palestinians
who throw branches, old boxes and pieces
of litter in their path—an ironic echo of
the marital festivities.
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Khleifi's highly acclaimed debut feature depicts a village bound by
ritual, but ultimately one occupied by
Israeli soldiers. It is this final, terrible
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The simmering resentment of an occupied people is presented to us under the
seemingly pleasant guise of a wedding.
But, as in many folk-tale traditions (one is
reminded of "Boda de Sangre" or even
"Fiddler on the Roof"), the supposed
ceremony of union and love becomes a
pivotal point of explosion for darker, more
violent forces. Khleifi combines the
natural sensuality ofthe Palestinian
village with the controlled rage of its
I inhabitants to create a political film of
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Besides the obvious Palestinian-
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"mukhtar" (leader) is at odds with his son
over the required Israeli presence at the
wedding. While the mukhtar complies
with the Israelis in a resigned, dignified
manner, willing to compromise, the son is
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and revulsion at the alien presence.
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brate life in defiance of occupation. They
are the thread which holds together the
rich tapestry of village life, living their
lives with dignity and humour despite
daily oppression from Israeli soldiers and
Palestinian men.
As with the male characters, Khleifi
offers us glimpses of generational conflict
within the matriarchy. There is a defiant
teenager who fearlessly teases a nervous
soldier and berates her militant protestor
boyfriend for his violent ways. On her
brother's wedding day, she puts on a
man's head-dress and lingers longingly in
front of a mirror; strutting in her Levis,
she announces "I can't stand it any
longer—I feel like I'm going to explode."
And then there is the Christ-like
bride, anointed with ceremonial oil,
remaining shrouded by her veil until her
final act of sacrifice.
It is the Mukhtar's wife who keeps
things going, despite trying circumstances. With her handsome features and
inner fortitude she is an absolute earth
goddess, who can easily command an
armed Israeli soldier with a single
gesture.
Khleifi seems to offer us hope through
these women. When the Mukhtar's prize
brood-mare wanders into a minefield, we
are provided with a wonderful visual
metaphor for the Palestinian woman:
proud, beautifully defiant womanhood
dancing around danger.
It is the bride who offers the final
heroic gesture, when her groom, impotent
from rage and frustration, cannot. It is
her courageous act which becomes the
breaking point ofthe film's political and
erotic tension.
And always there is the magic of
village life. The high-pitched celebratory
trill, the endless dancing and chanting,
the making of "svihah" and the Biblical
landscape. Every frame of Wedding In
Galilee is imbued with a sense of this
culture, one whose daily survival is filled
with pain and beauty.
Martin: not your average diva
Soprano sometimes spectacular, occasionally uneven
By Giles Gysel
In the whole sphere of that big bad
world of classical music, there is no
species quite like the Diva. Pompous,
spoiled, pampered, ill-tempered, arrogant,
self-absorbed and musically inept, there is
no doubt that the average dime-store Diva
is a self-centered egomaniac right down to
her core.
MUSIC
Marvis Martin, Soprano
with Gary Ledet, Piano
Playhouse,
Sept. 18th
This would be alright, of course,
except that the music inevitably suffers.
Time and time again, musical substance
takes a back seat to technical showboating, all done with about as much warmth
and sensitivity as a set of brass knuckles.
So Fm hoping that Marvis Martin
won't be just another overblown soprano
strutting onto the stage to sing a load of
overblown arias to a pretentious audience
that pretends to enjoy it.
Happily, Marvis Martin is not your
average Diva. At least she could sing—
well, maybe.
During Sunday night's performance,
Martin gave the almost-full house a sense
ofthe lyrical phrasing and clear, bright
but warm tone—particularly in her
middle and low registers—which justified
much of her recent acclaim (Martin has of
late been doing some heavy breathing
with names like Zubin Mheta).
Furthermore, she had a disarmingly
warm stage presence and a deft comedic
touch, both of which the crowd lapped up
like so many happy puppies, almost to the
point of overreaction (some Diva-worshipping here). When using this sense of comedy, particularly in Erik Satie's absurdist
"Trois Melodies" and Aaron Copland's
"Why Do They Shut Me Out of Heaven?,"
Martin showed her enormous potential.
Despite the magnificence of her best
musical moments, there were definitely
some weak spots, notably Francesco
Cilea's aria "Io Son FUmile Ancella," and
the negro spiritual "City Called Heaven."
Here she had breath control problems in
the high register, particularly at the
softer dynamic levels.
Moreover, her refreshing (if somewhat lightweight) programming was not
entirely successful: Ned Rorem's "Praise
Ye the Lord", despite its technical
virtuosity, is just a boring piece. Even the
spirituals, which everyone had anticipated to be the highlight of the evening,
were disappointing, at times sounding
forced and cliched. Although she stated
during the concert that she "grew up with
spirituals," they often lacked the soul and
emotional sincerity that make them so
powerful.
Only during "Witness" was that extra
intangible element present. It was almost
as if some honky intellectual vocal coach
in New York tried to teach her the proper
way to sing sprirituals, when she already
knew how.
a disarmingly warm stage:
presence and a deft comedic touch ...
But her Strauss lieder was beautiful,
and she didn't do any Wagner or Verdi,
much to her credit.
Accompanist Gary Ledet deserves
special mention for his fine piano work,
playing with sensitivity and a masterful
grasp of his instrument's diverse range of
tonal colours. Also, he was never overpowering.
Marvis Martin is going to be a big
star, but the unevenness of her performance Sunday raises some questions.
Maybe she had gas, who knows?
All in all, I really liked M.M. I just
hope the next time she comes into town
her entire performance rises to the level
she is capable of attaining.
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By Keith Damsell
Remember those crazy
British comedies on T.V.?
Remember how Mum and Olive
used to pester Arthur in On the
Buses? Or how Professor Loftus
would catch Stewart Clark in a
compromising situation with a
student nurse in Doctor in the
House? Well, director Roy
Surette remembers. And he's
chosen Alan Ayckbourn's Just
Between Ourselves as a
vehicle for his own vision of
British suburbia. Unfortunately,
the production fails to rise above
the comedic silliness ofthe
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THEATRE
Just Between Ourselves
Frederic Wood Theatre
Until Sept.24th
Ayckbourn's play is a wonderful black comedy about the
disasters of the English middle
class. Dennis (Jason Smith)
spends most of his time tinkering
away in the garage. However, he
is both unable to fix anything or
see that his mother Marjorie
(Lois Anderson) is slowly driving
his wife Vera (Barbara Cormack)
over the edge of sanity. A strange
relationship is formed when Neil
(Roland Brand) inquires about
Dennis' car as a gift for his wife
Pam (Mindy Forrester). The two
men's friendship only adds fuel
to their wives' resentments and
sense of dejection. The tension
grows until all the characters'
secret hostilities are brought to
the surface in a chaotic birthday
scene. Ayckbourn's tight and
subtle writing both pokes fun at
the suffering middle class and
condemns its lack of insight.
There is some strong work in
Just Between Ourselves.
Jason Smith's Dennis is com-
mendably lost in the world of his
garage, patronizing to all around
him. Hands fluttering pointlessly
in the air, Roland Brand becomes
an outstanding "marshmallow"
Neil. But the highlight ofthe
show is Barbara Cormack and
the unsettling presence she gives
Vera. She is an exciting actress
to watch for you are literally left
wondering what she will do next.
The play's biggest problem
lies in Surette's direction. Rather
than seeing the play as a comedy
with dark overtones, he has produced a slapstick farce. The mental illness threatening Vera is
played out as a joke in itself.
Consequently, the final scene of
the play appears oddly out of
place. None ofthe characters
seem to give a damn about her
condition. Dennis continues to be
an ass rather than a man unable
to see his own weaknesses, while
his mother reaches no understanding at all. Both remain
static characters without
anything to gain or lose.
With heavy importance
placed upon the comedy, much of
the drama sank. Neil's revelation
of considering suicide lost its significance as did Pam's despair
over her marriage. I think the
actors had a sense that some
easy choices were made; a fear of
not being funny developed in the
second act. The humour was
broad and the acting became
indicating. The audience was hit
over the head with jokes and the
substance of the play suffered for
it.
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opening night, everybody
laughed and laughed. Just
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By Rosanna Ditmars
Watching Margie Gillis dance is an experience that transcends art form to become
pure emotion. Her sense of absolute freedom and
joy in her movement are powerfully conveyed as
she leaps and twirls into the realm of dance divinity. Yet at the base of her corporeal explosions lies
an incredible technique and control which she
celebrates with an unbridled theatricality.
DANCE
Margie Gillis
Playhouse, Sept.16-17
Her recent solo show, part of the Playhouse's
"Discover Dance" series, featured eight diverse
works which demonstrated an incredible stylistic
range.
"The Little Animal" (1986), choreographed by
Gillis herself, seemed a serpentine ode to things
mirocosmic. She writhed and twisted amoebic-like
across the starkly-lit stage, to the strange strains
of Eugene Friesen's music.
"Give Me Your Heart Tonight" (1983), also by
Gillis, was an hilarious sendup of love gone wrong
and perhaps even a parody of rock videos. In black
froufrou dress and bright red panties, Gillis tossed
and turned like an overwrought M.L.V. kewpie
doll. The "Shakin' Stevens" music gave the piece a
nice 50's-inspired novelty feel.
In sharp contrast to this was "Nocturne", a
1979 piece choreographed by Martha Clarke. In
what seemed an obituary for classical balle*., a
spectre-like figure emerged from the shadows, a
white shroud covering her head. She proceeded to
perform a painfully lifeless dance, pirouetting
feebly into a dark oblivion, accompanied by tinny
Mendelssohn. Finally, in a miracle of transformation, a single ballet slipper ribbon became an old
woman's cane, and the creature hobbled off.
In "Waltzing Matilda", a Gillis work from
1978, she movingly interpreted the Tom Waits song
ofthe same name, conveying the broken dreams
and bewilderment of street life—but ultimately the
life of an urban everyman. The piece ended and
began with an emotional plea to the light.
"How the Rosehips Quiver," Gillis' 1983 piece
de resistance, was a highlight even amongst, such
exceptional dance. With the ethereal celtic-
influenced music of Dalglish et Larsen, she
conveyed a prism of emotional colours. She leaped
through the joy of discovery, twirled through love
with her long hair flying, danced with humor and
poignancy through insecurity, doubt and sorrow,
until her final yielding to self-acceptance, arms
opened outwards towards a mythic night sky.
In her last piece, "Slipstream" (1985), Gillis
became a whirling dervish of intensity, moving
through the fast-paced counterpoint of the Bach
score like a joyful coal-walker. The encore which
she chose to bestow on her thoroughly grateful
audience was a folksy love dance with a broad expansive feeling of pure delight.
"Ah! I have seen Dance Heaven," I thought as I
left the theatre. "Maggie Gillis is back in town."
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THE UBYSSEY/13 Books or balls?
Twenty million dollars is a lot of money.
In November, the AMS will be asking its
members—we the students—to vote on the
merits of building a massive recreation facility. The project will mean ten years of an
additional thirty dollar student levy.
This year, tuition fees rose from $88 to
$92 per unit. For an average student carrying a fifteen unit course load, that
amounted to a $60 pain in the pocket. The
AMS wrote letters stating they thought the
increases would hurt students. What effect
do they think the additional thirty dollars
will have on a student's budget when it's
added to more tuition fee increases, higher
book prices, and higher rents?
What is at issue here, however, is not so
much the actual financial effect the levy will
have on students, but rather the priority
level ofthe project on which the funds will be
spent.
Although the university's libraries and
their upkeep and expansion are not technically the students' responsibility, our libraries are in a state of disrepair. And what
about scholarships, daycare, and student
housing?
Given these underfunded situations and
the Socred attitude towards education, we
the students should seriously consider putting the RecFac project on hold in favour of
providing more funding for more pressing
concerns.
There is no denying that UBC's recreation facilities are under a lot of strain and
that additional space is required. But
twenty million dollars?
A decision to build an extravagant luxury will be viewed by the public as a vote of
priorities by students. On the one hand we
lobby the government for more funding, but
with the other we contemplate spending
lavishly on a luxury. If the beggar you see on
the street is eating caviar, would you give
your spare change?
Priorities. The AMS has yet to convince
us that RecFac is a priority.
THEUBYSSEY
September 20,1988
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It was a night for squirming. Ted Aussem twitched neurotically
under the fearful cattle prod of Olivia Zanger. Chris Wiesenger was
wriggled, knowing that certain office equiptment had been
demonized. Katherine Monk was scratching herself, soot having
settled in her clothes. Deanne Fisher was assigned to search for
cows, while Joe AUwasser hid out in the darkroom with Steve Chan,
Heather Jenkins and Mandel Ngan. Strange goings on were
rumored. Joanne Braithwaite and Da nae Tilley, new staffers
testing the waters, kept close watch on Rachel Cayley and Angela
Weltz, who were already becoming pros.Laura Busheikin wizely
spent her time downstairs drinking with Jennifer Lyall. Alex
Johnson took off, and Martin Dawes, hair twisted into creative
peaks, began to get sentimental about it all and insisted on taking
over the masthead at this point/The thought of sopranos weighed
heavily on Giles Gysel's mind Keith Damsell and Keith Leung
thought it was cool to have the same first names and discussed
getting matching t-shirts. Adam Jones, the First Man, mounted
Rosanna Ditmars - they were i n the same movie. Sailen Black got to
watch. Chung Wong waB left projectile vomiting because it was late
and no one could think of anything else for him to do, but it was
generally agreed he got slammed.
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Cockburn's
Cuba
criticized
Adam Jones's admiration for Alexander Cockburn and his new book
"Corruption of Empire"
might diminish if he were to
examine more closely some
of Cockburn's assertions,
which I believe are not adequately researched.
In the first instance,
there are few who would
agree that Cuba is a "haven
of economic stability." Cuba
is one ofthe poorest nations
in Latin America, with a per
capita income of $800, and
an annual growth rate of
minus 1.2%; the maintenance of its Cuban connection costs Moscow more
than $12 million per day -1
can understand why 1/5 of
its pre-Castro population
lives in exile. Neither does
the Castro regime provide
"personal security" for any
Cubans except the privileged elite, nor "cultural and
intellectual pluralism": political and other beliefs continue to be grounds for imprisonment, torture and
execution. "Powerful" is an
apt description, since Cuba
has more men under arms
per capita than any nation
in the world.
Mr. Cockburn's point
about Russian psychology
on the matter of the KAL
007 incident fails to penetrate. The distressing part
to us at that time was not
that Russians "enjoy" such
actions, but their governors,
felt the least qualms about
it. No admission of having
made a mistake was offered,
nor was any recompense
attempted.
This radical's sense of
humour and satire have
brought him his fair share of
notoriety, but he ought not
to venture into the higher
levels of international political strategy where his
form of restroom ribaldry
are perhaps not in order.
You might find literary
critics who are more dis-
Res party fouls beach
I address those who organized and participated in
the*Ai.nu__ Totem and Vanier Wreck Beach Bash, Saturday Night. September 17th".
Doyou realize nobody is paid to clean up broken beer
bottles smashed into the fireplace. Nobody will collect
the beer cans which are crumpled-up and whose deposit
is thus uncollectible.
Sunday morning leaves an ugly mess from your
party for everyone else to be disgusted at. Eventually
someone volunteers themselves to pick up the broken
glass and crumpled cans you leave behind. Why don't you
do it yourselves?
Ifyou simply do not smash your bottles into the fire,
and do not crumple Up your cans, then other people will
be eager to gather them up for their reclaimable deposit
value...then the mess will disappear quite fast all by
itself, like magic.
Of course, the people who smash their bottles into
the sand, and deliberately crush their cans in order to
make them worthless are such crude and vulgar people
that this letter will have no effect upon them.
What perhaps should happen is that every time a
party of UBC students show up down at Wreck Beach, the
RCMP should be mformed ofthe fact.
Blair T. Longley
5th year unclassified
criminating in their analysis and who would review
books more deserving of
their unqualified praise.
Christian Champion
Arts I
Editorial
criticized
The recognition of the
fact that Prince George
needs a degree granting
institution is commendable; rarely does the
North ever receive acknowledgement of any kind
in the Lower Mainland so
every bit helps. I do however take great exception to
the opening paragraph and
the accompanying cartoon.
The term T-ackwards'
is obviously used derogato-
rily in the first paragraph.
Could the editor be suggesting that the city's economic
viability has run its course
and that Prince George is en
route to becoming a ghost
town? Or possibly that its
residents are 'country
hicks'?   If so, this is com
pletely wrong. It is a growing, vibrant and young city.
And pulp and paper are not
the city's only economic
mainstays.
Due to its isolation, the
city's residents are very well
travelled, I would suggest
that the average resident of
Prince George has visited
more areas of the province
than someone from the
Lower Mainland. Due also
to the climate, there is
considerably more international travel.
Regarding the cartoon
on the Editorial page—it
annoys Canadians in general when Americans refer
to our country as a land of
igloos, it annoys me in particular when people from
the Lower Mainland think
of Prince George in the same
way. We condemn Americans for their ignorance of
the geography ofthe nations
around them. I admonish
the smug Vancouverites for
the lack of knowledge about
their own province.
A Northern University
would be great for the prov
ince if only to make people in
the south a little more
aware of the economic
heartland that keeps them
in the lifestyle they've
become accustomed to.
Verne Becott
Arts 3
Pro-lifer slams
abort.ficient
It was extremely disheartening to find abortion
discussed in the Ubyssey's
recent article describing
methods of contraception.
The morning after pill is not
contraceptive but abortifi-
cient, preventing the human being already conceived from surviving.
However convenient, this
pill is unacceptable to those
who see that human life has
intrinsic value independent
of externalities.
Anya Hageman
Agriculture 4
Campus Pro-Life
Omar offends
intelligence
Seeing (and inevitably
hearing) Omar and the "no
short dicks" forestry students - a blatant oxymoron -
was the most depressing
experience of my years here.
When I first saw the
crowds they were attracting, I assumed the people
were merely curious bystanders wanting a good
laugh, like at a circus. But
after learning that they sold
all 850 tickets to the "only
dance with no fat chicks", I
see it was not as much the
circus intrigue as it was flies
being attracted to shit.
The whole thing says a
lot for the mentality of these
people. The final P.R. stunt,
the lunch hour boat races,
was the perfect end to a
perfectly horrible week.
Who let these jerks in here
anyway?
Zebra Crook
Poli Sci, 4th Year
14/THE UBYSSEY
September 20,1988 *jf^"'-r; op-Ed
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Environmental disregard stuns students
The Editor
~k On reading Rob McGowan's
Perspective on the activities ofthe
Friends of Strathcona (Sept 13), I
was stunned by Mr. McGowan's
failure to grasp the essential issue
here. Mr. McGowan, Strathcona
is a PARK. And as such it should
be leftin its natural state. Mining,
however carefully done, will damage the area around it through the
leaching of toxic chemicals from
tailings. While this is normally
acceptable, in a park it is not.
Mr. McGowan's article also
contains some totally groundless
criticism ofthe Friends of Strathcona. Obviously Mr. McGowan
has never felt strongly enough
about anything to understand the
Friends' actions. They were not
publicity seekers, nor "poor babies", and Fm sure they knew that
they would be arrested for protesting. The reason the Friends had to
resort to civil disobedience was
that it was the only way to draw
public attention to the ludicrous
activity of mining in a park.
Obviously Mr.
McGowan has never
felt strongly enough
about anything to
understand the
Friends' actions.
Contrary to what Mr.
McGowan may believe, most environmentalists, including the
Friends of Strathcona, are not
stupid. They realise how important resource industries are to our
province and are not necessarily
opposed to their exploitation.
They only want to see that it is
done carefully and with respect to
the environment so that there will
be resources, including wilderness
areas, left for our children.
Actually, Rob McGowan does
not present a very convincing argument. He makes a number of ad-
hominem arguments against the
Friends which do not pertain to
the issue of mining in the park.
Also, he closes with the words,
"Pass the chainsaw and shut up",
Essentially he is saying, let's exploit natural resources and to hell
with preservation. He is perfectly
entitled to that opinion but he if he
really wants to be taken seriously,
he should go to the trouble to present a proper argument.
Robin Coope
Science 1
Tree-hugger confronts axe murderer.
The Editor
■jt As an informed treehugger I
must disagree with Rob
McGowan's analysis of environ-
mentalism (Sept 13).
First, McGowan suggests
that environmentalists 'would
rather see no resource-based industry'. This is false. Environmentalists want houses, food,
books, CDs, etc., and realize that
the environment must be exploited to provide resources necessary to make such things .
Where environmentalists part
company with McGowan is that
they also realize that an uncontrolled supply and demand economy will devour so much of the
environment that planet Earth
will become an uninhabitable
desert within the next few generations. If McGowan thinks
that this is mindless gloom-and
dooming, I invite him to visit
Ethiopia, where the environment has already been exploited
so catastrophically (proven by
satellite photos) that millions
starve annually.
Second, McGowan suggests
that tourism cannot generate
employment to replace resource-
extraction jobs lost to parks. This
is dubious. Resource-based jobs
are ephemeral: a logger works a
short time to fell and remove a
tree, and plant a replacement,
then is unemployed for a
hundred years while the new tree
grows. A tourism worker could
show the original tree to tourists
every day for the full century. I
think McGowan's rosy picture of
resource-extraction jobs is belied
by the hundreds of B.C. ghost
towns left in the wake of mining
and logging companies.
Third, McGowan claims that
environmentalists are wrong to
peacefully defy certain laws, because 'no one is above the law\
But clearly there are such things
as bad laws, and sometimes it is
morally right to defy them. The!
was only obeying lawful orders'
defence is the same one many
Nazis used to defend their participation in war atrocities. True,
one should only defy a law if it is
exceptionally bad, because otherwise civil order would be threatened. However, those of us who
have studied science in general
and ecology in particular realize
that our current B.C. environmental laws are exceptionally
bad, because they enshrine in
legislation a radical experiment
with the biosphere that seems
likely to turn B.C. into an uninhabitable desert.
Fourth, McGowan claims
that environmentalists are
'show-boating clowns' motivated
chiefly by the desire 'to see themselves on T.V.' This is false. I
know many B.C., environmentalists, and they motivated chiefly
by a desire to prevent B.C. residents of the 21st century from
dying of starvation and plagues,
and a desire that such future
people be able to enjoy the richness of nature by looking at the
real thing rather than photos in a
history book. If speaking out
publicly on such matters is the
mark of a show-boating clown,
then I guess the letter-writing
Mcgowan is a show-boating
clown who desires chiefly to see
his name in print in the Ubyssey
I hope that McGowan will
stay in university long enough to
educate himself out of his present
suicidal ignorance.
Nick Sleigh
Philosophy
The Editor
V-r As an active proponent of neither side of the Strathcona Park
controversy, I would like to briefly
respond to Rob Mcgowan's views
on the matter (Perspective, September 13). In his article, Mr.
McGowan frequently emphasizes
the legal implications concerning
the protest and determines that
since the 'Friends' were in violation of a court order, their protest
was in vain and they deserve no
sympathy from a law-abiding
public. He states that no one is
above the law. But Mr. McGowan
overlooks the fact that the law is
not absolute, and wrongly assumes that what is legal is always
ethical.
Civil disobedience is not simply a matter of disobeying the law,
but rather it is a challenge to a
fundamental injustice which the
law supports. If everyone abided
by every law in effect during the
1950's and 1960's, for example,
there would would have been no
American Civil Rights Movement.
Civil disobedience is not necessarily the best solution but it is sometimes the only way to fight unjust
laws and raise the conciousness of
a normally complacent public. In a
province in which legislation can
be quickly passed, with no debate,
by government orders-in-council,
people must have the option to
non-violently protest laws if they
deem them to be unjust.
The larger issue is
that of how far we
should go in
developing our
natural resources.
The larger issue involving
Strathcona Park, however, is that
of how far we should go in developing our natural resources. Should
we exploit the environment at all
costs? The answer appears to be
yes if we regard it as nothing more
than scenery as Mr. McGowan
does.
As to whether the Friends of
Strathcona Park are completely
genuine I cannot say. But it seems
they would rather have their
grandchildren enjoy such a park in
person than merely see a videotaped record of one that no longer
existed.
Stephen Lo
Arts 4
The Editor
~k In the September 13th edition
of the Ubyssey, Rob McGowan
spews out an inconsistent, unsubstantiated and unintelligent argument concerning the incident in
Strathcona Park. Rob, a typical
"screw the Em"ironment" buff, and
the kind of guy who sees "Wall
Street" five times, not because itis
a good movie, but in order to better
imitate Michael Douglas , sets a
new standard in economic and environmental ignorance in his article "spare the chainsaw and spoil
the child", a title more suited to a
horror flic than a critical commentary.
According; to Rob, our Provincial Parks shouldbeopen toexploi-
tation by the forestry and mining
companies, and that protestors be
tossed in jail with the key thrown
away. Rob obviously suffers from
severe tunnel vision at best, but
more likely a lobotomy.
Rob states that the company
has every righ t to be drilling in our
park, because the government
gave it a permit. Governments,
however, also give permits to pour
billions of tons of pollution into our
lakes and rivers each year, but
that doesn't mean they should.
Cream Silver Mines, the company that Rob so ardently supports (by the way how much are
they paying you Rob) is listed on
the V.S.E. of rather dubious reputation. This company is currently
suing our Government for close to
100 million dollars. Rob obviously
doesn't pay taxes, or he might not
so wholeheartedly support such a
scam outfit.
Any misperception that Rob
may have had about the impact of
the friends of Strathcona on public
sympathy was only in HIS head,
evidently a rather small one at
that. The idea of mining in our
provincial parks, with or without
government approval, did provide
a considerable amount of public
outrage among the majority ofthe
population that isn't brain dead.
Finally Rob outdid himself by
stating that the drilling would be a
"look but not touch operation" and
that these companies, by law,
would return the site to pre-oper-
ating conditions. I rest my case. If
you haven't read this articles
count your blessings, and if you
still have it, nail it to Rob's head,
which would be somewhat difficult
considering it's up his ass.
Colin Colquhom
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