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The Ubyssey Jan 29, 1981

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Array SFU students ignored, fees go up
Canadian University Press
Simon Fraser University's board of governors ignored angry student protests and approved a 13 per cent tuition fee increase Jan.
Only the two student and sole staff
representatives on the board opposed the
About 160 students crowded into the
board's meeting room, hissing and crying out
"that's sick" as the vote was tallied.
They later booed and groaned when a
recommendation to raise tuition annually
and consistently with B.C.'s two other
universities was deferred, not defeated.
"The only reason the board deferred was
to attempt to stall student activism on cam
pus," student society officer Doug Fleming
"We're under no illusions. We know the
real decisions are being made in Victoria.
Though we haven't been supported by the
board in the past we were asking the board to
turn down this proposal."
SFU student Peter Armitage said he found
it "incredible that the board of governors is
asked to increase fees 12.8 per cent, and
again regularly, when there is absolutely no
study on how they affect different groups of
He said a Stanford University study in the
U.S. showed that a $100 tuition increase
resulted in only a one per cent enrolment increase among low income families and a
seven per cent  increase in higher income
"The onus is on the administration to provide comprehensive information to the contrary," Armitage said.
But SFU president George Pedersen said
an impact study "is a. very nice thing to talk
about, but everybody must realize it cannot
be done by one institution."
He estimated the cost of such a study to be
Student board representative Gordon
Swan said his own informal survey of
students on campus showed 34 per cent of the
respondents would be unable to attend
university if the increase was approved."
"The   burden   has   to   be   borne   by
somebody," faculty board representative
Klaus Rieckhoff said. "While the concerns
put before us are real — they have validity —
they are not the only concerns the board has
to consider."
But board chair Ray Parkinson told
students "entry to the university should not
be by finances, it should be by ability."
"This is a political issue, it is not an administrative one," he said. "You should not
talk to the politicians but to the public."
Catherine Ludgate, from the Capilano
College student society said at a rally earlier
the same day that education cutbacks "are
only the physical manifestation of a much
more serious problem — the Social Credit
government and its lack of concern for post-
secondary education."
Vol. LXIII, No. 46
Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, January 29,1981
Vanier goes
for i ncrease
WHERE THEY come from no one knows. They creep from light into darkness, seeking human flesh, or maybe a respite in SUb from the academic
world out there, drawn into ever more constricted and isolated places in
order to avoid reality. Perhaps it is Aggie Week they seek. Perhaps it is
— stuait davis photo
Economics Week. No one can tell. We only know they come, they pick up
copies of subversive newspapers, they eat, they excrete. Administration is
working on ridding university of mysterious, troublesome beings. Whoever
they are.
Art the medium for Chilean student struggle
Chilean students are on the offensive. "We are young people with
a spirit of joy and rebellion and we
are using our culture as the strongest arm against fascism. The junta
knows that bullets cannot fight a
Patricio LanFranco, a Chilean
student leader, spoke to about 100
students Tuesday and painted a picture of university life where "music, theatre and poetry are the only
forms to express our fundamental
need to be human beings."
He told stories of the first efforts
to organize cultural events in 1977,
four years after the military overthrow of leftist president Salvador
Allende, when musical instruments
had to be smuggled onto university
But within the last year the forms
of expression have become more
open. In October the presidents of
all eight universities were removed
by the junta following a series of
strikes by students.
LanFranco said the protests were
a response "to a major crisis in the
universities that is involving the
whole society."
He outlined elaborate legislation
prepared by the junta to "turn the
education system over to private interests." The plans would see all
arts faculties eventually eliminated,
a number of campuses closed, and a
smaller and more specialized "technocratic" student population.
But students are organizing opposition, mostly through channels
established by the cultural groups,
who have been "winning spaces for
freedom of expression beyond cultural areas," he said. "Little by little with songs and works of theatre
we have begun to divide and weak
en the repression."
The cultural groups are not recognized by the junta but, according
to LanFranco, have widespread
support from students. Annual festivals have been established, newsletters are being published and various kinds of activities are increasing.
"We are simply trying to rescue
and preserve our dearest traditions," he said. "It is difficult but
we are stubborn. We use our culture
day to day to promote values of tolerance, humanism and democratic
participation. We are fighting
against an economic and political
model based on competition and individualism."
LanFranco said the artists are not
calling for the overthrow of Pinochet. "They wouldn't last very
long. Our artists are trying to communicate confidence in the future
and create a spirit to help people
carry on."
As a student leader, LanFranco is
heavily involved in demands for legal charges to be dropped against
other student leaders.
"Things are developing very
fast," he said. He received a report
when he arrived in Canada that a
group of students occupied United
Nations offices in Santiago, the
capital city of Chile, asking for a
lawyer of international status to be
appointed to defend a woman professor who had been expelled.
LanFranco is on a tour of campuses in Canada, appealing for support from Canadian students. Two
petitions were circulated during his
talk, one to Mark McGuigan, Canadian Minister of External Affairs
and the other to the Chilean junta,
pledging support for the cultural associations.
Following Gage's lead, Place'
Vanier residents approved Tuesday
a 17.9 per cent increase in residence
fees effective next year.
But Totem Park residents are
split evenly on the increase, and
their decision will not be known until late Friday, the residents association president said.
Vanier president Bill Chang feels
apathy had a lot more to do with
the residents' decision than approval of the proposals.
"People are against the increases
but they just don't want to do
anything about it," he said.
"Strong support from the residents
against the increases would have
had more effect."
The increase is based on a 10.5
per cent hike to account for inflation and an additional 7.4 per cent
to cover the costs of a nine year
renovation program for Vanier,
Totem and Gage.
Totem president Cheryl Maczko
said residents there "aren't certain
about the program."
"The basic problem is that they
won't be around to see the renovations. After next summer only two
houses in Totem will be
renovated," she said.
"I'm personally in favour of the
renovations and I question their attitudes. If everybody thought like
See page 2: FOOD
Gage gripes
at food move
Gage residents are unhappy at
food services' decision to move
SUB cafeteria into the residence
during renovations, but there is
nothing they can do to stop the
action, says a Gage Community
Council executive member.
"It's unacceptable to have SUB
cafeteria in here but it's in here
whether we want it or not," vice
president external Shane Boyd said
"People around here have conceded the fact that this is the way
universities run, that is, barging in
with no consultation, but we're trying to make the best of a bad situation."
The food service takeover of four
lounges in Gage means at least
$35,000 in revenue will be lost from
summer conventions — money that
Gage, Totem and Vanier residents
will have to compensate for out of
their own pockets.
Boyd said the increase could be as
little as one per cent but
"everybody would be suffering."
He said the cafeteria renovations
will cost at least $1 million and that
See page 3: RESIDENTS Page 2
Thursday, January 29,1981
Food hikes slated for Vanier
From page 1
this we wouldn't have a SUB or
Maczko said floor reps have gone
back to the residents and are collecting votes on the increase to be
counted this Friday.
"If the answer is no we'll need
alternatives — everybody realizes
something has to be done," she
Vanier residents are facing an additional increase of 15 per cent for
food services.
Vanier budget representative Don
Sihota said food services wants to
increase summer food service to
$6.50 per day from $5.50, and
regular food costs to $5.25 per day
from $4.50.
Sihota said negotiations with
food services director Christine
Sampson are not finished yet.
"We're still examining the
budget," he said.
At least 60 people stay in Vanier
during the summer. Food services
originally planned to charge $12.00
per day for food during the summer
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A.M.S. Executive Elections Jan. 29,30
Candidates for President:
Candidates for
Candidates for Director
of Finance:
Candidates for Director
of Administration:
Candidates for External
Affairs Officer:
Marlea Haugen
Kevin Twa
Charles Menzies
Peter Mitchell
Jane Loftus
Charles Menzies
Rob Swiniarski
Alexander Fedyk
Stephen Henderson
Bill Maslechko
Kevin Twa
Chris Fulker
James Hollis
Kevin Twa
Poll hours 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jan. 29. 30, 1981. Polls
located at War Memorial Gym, Sedgewick Library,
Angus, MacMillan, Woodward Library, Buchanan,
Computer Science, Civil-Mechanical Engineering, Law,
Scarfe, and the Student Union Building.
Polling hours subject to the availability of polling clerks.
session but trimmed the figure after
opposition from resident associations.
Chang said residents still want to
know where the money generated
by a 23 per cent increase in food
costs last year has gone to. He said
food services had promised improved food with the increase, but
"most people normally have a
negative attitude towards the
Totem  residents  have  not
voted on their food increase.
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Page 3
The task force is with you
TORONTO (CUP) — A task
force has recommended major
changes to federal and provincial
student aid programs but the provincial student organization says
the B.C. government in all
likelihood will not adopt them.
The federal-provincial task force
on student assistance released its report Jan. 27 after receiving more
than 300 submissions from interested groups, including the National
Union of Students and the B.C.
Students Federation.
The task force was established
by the council of ministers of education last February and reviewed
student assistance programs in each
province except Quebec, which administers its own program.
Although the task force found
the current programs "reasonable"
and effective in channelling aid to
needy students, it made the following recommendations:
• that arbitrary ceilings be dropped in favor of allowances and limits to determine financial need
which take into account inflation,
and regional and institutional differences;
• that more information about
aid programs be provided to public
schools and lower income families;
• that aid programs be extended
to part time students;
• that a special procedure be
created for students who have difficulty repaying their student loans;
• that students who decide to
study in other provinces or abroad
not be denied the opportunity because of lack of money;
• that the current criteria for in
dependent students be changed to
prevent problems for students
whose parents refuse to make the
necessary contribution;
• and that the present range of
aid programs diversify to provide
on-campus part time work for financially needy students.
A major change which will affect
all students is a recommendation to
scrap existing income tax deductions related to post-secondary education in favor of an all-grant, no
parental contribution program.
This is one of the alternative "package deals" made to the government
incorporating some or all of the recommendations.
An all-grant program is the most
expensive alternative.
The recommendations are "really
a modification of what NUS put
forward to the task force," BCSF
chairperson Catherine Ludgate said
Although pleased overall with the
task force's report, Ludgate doesn't
expect the B.C. government to act
upon it.
"The provincial government is
just paying lip service to changing
student aid," she charged. "Before
the tuition increases were passed at
Capilano College and other institutions, (education minister) Brian
Smith said changes to the student
aid program would have to be made
to offset the hikes.
"But nothing at all has been said
or done by the government since
Ludgate said the provincial gov-   *
ernment did not make a submission
An attempt by the Alma Mater
Society president to build a monument to himself has been thwarted
by student council, a council
member said Wednesday night.
Armstrong's efforts to
"railroad" the establishment of an
AMS controlled travel service has
been stalled by the council committee investigating student services in
Canada, committee chair Anat
Baron said.
She said Armstrong wants to get
rid of the Canadian University
Travel Service currently operating
in SUB and replace it with an alternative service before he leaves office.
(Armstrong's term as AMS president expires in three weeks.).
He wants to set it up as another
monument to himself, basically,"
Baron charged.
UBC services
come together
There will be a new home for the
endowment land's fire department
and the university branch of the
It will be built on a recently
demolished five acre piece of land
on Westbrook Mall.
The project has been leased by
UBC to the B.C. Buildings Corporation, which will design and
fund the complex according to
university spokesperson Brant
The cost of the building was not
Ducey said the new location of
the fire department and RCMP is
convenient for students because it is
closer to the new hospital. He said a
larger building is needed because
the fire department has outgrown
its old building. The fire department currently does not have
enough space for practice runs and
washing its firetrucks, Ducey said.
Armstrong dismissed the charge
as ludicrous.
"Originally I just thought,
'wouldn't it be nice to have some
time before the end of my term to
sit down and discuss it (restructuring or replacing CUTS)? " he said.
Council Briefs
"It was not a committee meeting
to just kick out CUTS right then
and there," he said.
The committee was set up by
council in response to the AMS
withdrawal from the Association of
Student Councils which council
passed in December. The committee's first minutes were accepted by
council Wednesday night.
The minutes listed several options
the AMS could follow, including
restructuring CUTS by tactful
negotiation, getting an outside company to replace CUTS, buying out
CUTS, or maintaining current conditions.
*    *    *
Council put $250 toward a day of
protest against the lack of childcare
facilities at UBC.
The money will go toward buttons, posters, balloons and possibly
a make-shift childcare centre
designed to" show the urgent need
for improved facilities.
Darlene Marzari former city
council member, will also speak on
The day of protest, organized
province-wide by the B.C. Students
Federation, will take place Feb. 12.
* *    «
AMS external affairs coordinator Al Soltis told council it
had unwittingly endorsed increased
bus fares early last semester when it
accepted an administration director's report which had been largely
"We should take a closer look at
what we're passing," he said.
* *   •
Council  was  told  the  student
See page 7: COUNCIL
to the task force and has never commented upon or supported the NUS
or BCSF briefs.
She also criticized the recommendation to create part time work
on campus for students.
"The work/study program,
which is really what the recommendation is saying, doesn't have a
good history and has proven to be
ineffective with its very low wages
and work not related to areas of
study," she said.
The five alternatives proposed by
the task force differ in cost and emphasis on objectives and principles,
with three of them costing about
$400 million, 15 per cent more than
the cost of existing programs.
The most conservative alternative
resembles the current plan with revised and standardized criteria to
determine eligibility and need. Another proposal increases the proportion of grants during the early
post-secondary years and switching
to loans in later years.
A loan-first plan is also recommended in which aid is given first as
a loan to a specified level of need,
then as a grant, and finally as half
loan and half grant.
The last alternative recommends
an income contingent  repayment
plan which would use a student's income after graduation as the basis
for loan repayment.
The plan was thought "considerably more costly in the first decade
of its existence" than three of the
proposals, but much less than the
all-grant plan.
The report says most groups and
individuals would agree with at least
one of the alternatives. The recommendations will be considered by
ministers and concerned groups and
are expected to be used as a guide
by provincial governments to
change existing student aid programs.
— anc aggartaon photo
UNSUSPECTING STUDENT gives evil witch in disguise good money for dubious privilege of being put under
spell by poisonous apple and sleeping through exam time or until handsome Aggie prince or princess jogs her
awake to attend Aggie Ball Saturday, where former frog, now an evil dwarf, will present her with crystal slipper
covered with shit. Or are we mixing up our fairy tales?
Residents screwed by renovations
From page 1
$35,000 to compensate Gage
residents for the loss of their
lounges should be included in the
renovation cost.
Gage was originally designed to
include a cafeteria serving area and
two rooms for seating, as well as
two adjacent lounges. The cafeteria
was abandoned after quad cooking
units proved popular.
When renovations begin in the
SUB cafeteria during May, food
services will move into the old
cafeteria area in Gage, annexing not
only the two original cafeteria
lounges, but also the two private
Concerns over the takeover are
not   centred   only   on   loss   of
revenues. Boyd said food services
has offered no guarantees of a
vacancy date, security, and
"We want to see guarantees, but
they (food services) can't guarantee
us that they will be out by
September 1. And it is impossible
for them to do so because there
could be delays in the SUB renovation," Boyd said.
But Gage council is determined to
see guarantees for the other areas,
• a contribution to the housing
budget to cover lost revenue;
• all due efforts made to be out
by September, and if that is not
possible, an administration
guarantee   that   other   campus
facilities will be available for Gage
functions to replace the lost lounge;
• some sort of arrangement to
beef up security since the lounge
area gives immediate and easy access to the residence;
• compensation for wear and
tear on the lounges.
Boyd said negotiations are continuing with food services and housing director Mike Davis. An earlier
budget by food services director
Christine Sampson was rejected by
the GCC because it had minimal information relative to residences and
none on Gage, he said.
"We're waiting for food services
to give us an answer as to who will
pay the costs and get the revenue,"
Boyd said. Page 4
Thursday, January 29,1981
Some answers
It's time some questions were answered about The Ubyssey.
First, we'd like to say that Eugene Changey, whose letter appears on
these pages today, is a very real person. As He sometimes points out in His
correspondence with us, He has been writing accounts of God's inner
Thoughts since 1962. No one here remembers a time when we didn't
receive letters from God and His Son.
Changey lives in Maple Heights, Ohio for the information of anyone who
would like to make a pilgrimage in order to see for themselves the Visage of
God's One and Only True Son. Judging from today's letter, He doesn't
mind visitors. Not dead ones, anyway.
One of the people who doesn't believe in Eugene Changey is Kurt
Preinsperger, whose existence in turn is doubted by some UBC students.
Preinsperger, too, is real. We even saw him once. And, no, he is not a
member of the staff of The Ubyssey, nor is it likely he could become one
given his views on women. (We have women on the staff.)
We refuse to even comment on other loonies who write letters to us. We
would like to thank, however, those concerned students who write into
present their views to others. They are the reason we're here.
It is for these and other students we try to do our joh, which is letting
them know about events, on and off campus, that affect their lives,
change their environment or might fit with what little they're learning at
this university.
We are truly sorry that people with special interests to promote, funds or
profits to raise, or egos to exercise find this policy so restrictive. Perhaps
there will some day exist a newspaper for them alone.
No, The Ubyssey does not accept the position espoused by any political
party or ideology. Politics are icky. Besides, there are too many political differences among the staff to allow it.
Basically, we oppose students getting screwed. If push comes to shove,
we would not oppose shove if this goal is to be met by no other way. Or
anything else that is necessary, such as having an active, intelligent Alma
Mater Society government.
But even our outline writer, an evil, cynical drug-ridden paranoic, if there
ever was one, doesn't think either of the above possibilities is likely. Some
day, though, that person is going to be let out of their cage down at the
printers and the campus will never be the same.
And, no, not one of us ever see a shekel, a greenback or a cheque.
Come and volunteer with us some time.
Engineers' ball brings big praise
Last Thursday I had the rare opportunity of being one of the few
non-engineering students in attendance at the 62nd annual formal engineer's ball. The ball could only be
described as spectacular and it
made me very proud that these people attend UBC.
This yearthe ball was held in the
Pacific Coliseum and despite prob
lems with the PNE management the
engineers put on a very impressive
show. Each engineering club helped
to fill the coliseum with their version of a "Grate moment in Canadian history."
The coliseum was jammed with
exhibits such as a two-storey high
fortress, a 16 foot diameter working
water wheel complete with stream,
Buds get a break
an oil drilling derrick, a train station, saloon, locomotive, wooden
ships containing tables for 60 people, one or two satellites, palm
trees, half-scale model aircraft, and
a 14 foot high train trestle that at
one point supported over 70 people.
The technology displays were simple, direct and interesting while the
table centrepieces showed great patience and creativity.
In short, I was very impressed
with the talent and the organizational ability of our UBC engineers
and for this I feel they deserve high
praise. The ball did not fit in well
with the negative attitude some of
the students have towards
So to Don, Ray, Pat, Lance, Rob
and the rest I thank you for allowing me the opportunity to see this
side of our UBC engineers. I only
wish more people could have the
same opportunity.
Dave Frank
science 3
As Almighty GOD, I greet you.
This Letter is Dictated by My Holy SPIRIT through My Son's body
in which I abide — almost four
decades now. My Son rapidly writes
My conversation.
Enclosed is an interesting
treatise, which My Son wrote. We
shower Our Blessings upon you. He
put this treatise together — like a
jigsaw puzzle — by assembling
sheets of 4"x6" pad paper, to
which he has access at work. I am
certain you will find it interesting.
My Son is correct in His synopsis
of the treatise. A spirit is actually
turned into "Light" before and
after it leaves a departing body.
Now, it can be transferred into
another body or into that of an
animal, according to the judgment
of a dastardly sinner.
Sin can be upgraded into various
denominations. The greater the sin,
the longer the journey through hell.
A sinner must recompense for his
dastardly deeds on earth. This is
called Virtue and Justice. Sin will be
dealt with accordingly. No sinner is
immune from Judgment. Someday,
the hunter will become the hunted
and vice versa.
We have a fantastic backlog.
Thus, the delay for the treatise,
dated December 10, 1979. My Son
takes My Dictation in this, month of
July, during His vacation.
Now, My Holy SPIRIT will
shower upon the righteous Love,
Peace and understanding, as My
Holy Voice fades in the distance.
Because My Holy Name is void of
form. Only My beloved Son will
sign His Name. May the Lanterns
of Love be always lit in Our Hearts
for you.
I awoke at 4:30 a.m. in the morn-
A tantalizing delight is in store
for all the gourmets here on campus. Every Thursday, from now
and until the end of February, gourmet lunches will be available in the
SUB cafeteria, courtesy of the
fourth year dietetics class.
These lunches are part of the
quantity foods assignment that we
must complete this year. This is our
opportunity to obtain practical experience in all aspects of quantity
food production.
Our dietetics class is divided into
five teams and each team is responsible for preparing a lunch for the
SUB cafeteria. We will be gaining
experience in actual menu planning,
food  ordering,  work  scheduling,
food preparation, meal pricing, advertising, evaluation, etc.
There will be a special theme behind each Thursday's lunch (Mexican food, Italian food, etc.) We will
try to keep the cost of these lunches
as low as possible, since we are not
out to make a profit. Remember,
this will be a learning experience for
us and a gourmet treat for you.
So give your taste buds a break
from the ordinary, every day hamburger and eat an ethnic lunch. Nutritious lunches can be exciting!
Roni T. Sidhu
dietetics 4
P.S. This Thursday we will be serving  chicken  cacciatori  and   fruit
PIRG provides "organize
January 29, 1981
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the
AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian
University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Fr'day, a weekly commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in
room 241K of the Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Verne McDonald
Arrr, arrrrr, arrrrr, Varna McDonald growled, glancing furtively around tha decrepit office. Have you
ever bean to the prime™, Nancy? ha aaked. You mean that island of virtue and enlightenment due east
of hare? queried Nancy Chaw. No, Captain Higheed. Wall believe me, it'a not worth it, ha grunted. So
Nancy left. He turned on Sue Lemieux, marling like a rabid dog. You aound like a rabid dog. Sua ax-
claimed, and promptly left. Gena Long poked hia head out of the crow's neat. Piecee of eight, piecea of
eight, he equawkad, and waa promptly shot. Craig Heale tried to incite a riot, but tha crew wes too
drunk from the rations of high test. Impaeah th bgger. Glen Sanford mumbled, and was promptly ignored. Arnold Hedatrom end Eric Eggertaon escaped in a race Datsun. Only Nancy Campbell stood up
to the old salt. Suck rocks, she told him, and Verne promptly turned into a piece of seaweed. A cool
sea breeze wafted through the office. It had been a strange day, so Nancy promptly entered the fourth
In a age of uncertain future, is there
anyone who is seriously seeking a better
world? In the mad rush to get ahead, is there
any room for idealism? In a society controlled by vested interests and large organizations, can the individual believe he is capable
of shaping his own destiny?
These are all questions which today's
students must confront. Yet characteristic of
the university is a tendency to put aside such
pressing issues, and instead concentrate in
turning out commodities for the market
place. We students are left without a full
understanding of our social responsibility,
and even less of an opportunity to exercise it.
It takes little insight to see that many of us
lead meaningless lives. We spend much of
our time chasing dollars, living like madmen
who see nothing but their immediate surroundings. We forget that we are human beings and that we actually belong to something
much larger than ourselves.
The present world is not a friendly place
for our children to be born into. They will inherit the horrors of the nuclear age, the intolerable tensions of a planet to small to support its population, and an exhausted natural
Instead of working for change, however,
we continue to train our young for the consumer society. We teach them that the only
reality is the economic one, and that calculus
can explain the value of life.
We must continually remind ourselves that
the best way, perhaps the only way, to
change society is to educate its members.
Once such education is achieved, we must use
it to improve not only the standard of living
but the value of life as well. Education is not,
contrary to some "great" educators merely
the acquiring of skills. It is the realization
that life does have meaning, that the present
state of the world (no matter how good or
bad) can be improved, and that it is the moral
responsibility of all to contribute to its betterment.
The present political climate, however,
does not lend itself to action for the improvement of society. It is essentially conservative
and assumes that the world at some time in
the not too distant past was better off than at
present. But anyone who has thought deeply
about "the problem of human nature"
should realize that to attempt to relive the
past is fatal; any attempt ends in a complete
withdrawal from reality. We must work to
promote and improve a vision of a better
society. This challenge requires dedication,
education, and action in the political arena.
Many become nervous when someone asks
for more politics. The conservative student
body seems especially suspicious about
"political involvement." But if we truly seek
to promote the social good and work to rid
society of its myriad of faults, we must
assume an active role in the decision making
process. Today, such a role appears to be
reserved for vested interests and partisan
politicians. Clearly, we are not exercising our
voice in deciding the direction in which society moves.
We are concerned about the health and
well-being of society, and the future of our
world. We are con
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ing as usual, on a working day. I
made breakfast. My Father and I
ate. We then relaxed for a short
time. I put on my warm jacket and
We walked to the Bus stop, a block
away from our house.
The time was 5:35 a.m. The Bus
was on time as usual. After a half
hour ride, We got off the Bus at 9th
and Superior. I glanced at the picture of Reverence Fulton J. Sheen,
in the showcase of a Newspaper
Box on the corner. It was then, We
were startled to learn, Bishop Sheen
was dead at age 84.
The spirit of Bishop Sheen came
forward, as My Father summoned
I learned readily, his departed spirit
was in my body. I will always
remember his surprise to know his
spirit was in the body of another
human being — Mine.
As We waited for another Bus, it
was then I realized his Reverence —
as he was called by My Father —
that his spirit was in Me as that
warm, Bishop Sheen smile lit up My
We boarded another Bus. It took
Us to the shop where I work. We
went inside. I changed clothes in the
locker room. We went down stairs.
The time was 6:30 a.m. as I sat by
my Machine. I opened My Tool
Box. I took out a pad and pencil. I
wrote several comments his
Reverence made, prior to the start
of Our work at 7:00 a.m. I quickly
wrote his conversation, to catch
every enticing word.
Rev. Sheen asked: "Who is He?"
Referring to My Father.
"Only the Boss." I replied.
I said to My Father: "Sorry
Father, I didn't mean to be
"I feel like I'm the luckiest person in the whole world." Rev.
replied, which meant being in Our
"Very few people had the opportunity." I replied:
The buzzer blew at 7:00 a.m.,
which meant the start of another
working day.
As We oiled the machine, his
Rev. said: "I'm glad I'm with
"We're happy to have you," I
replied as I quickly took the tools
out of my Box.
His Reverence said: "Take your
time, there is no hurry."
I replied sadly: "You won't be
with Us long."
"Why? Where am I going?" he
"On to a greater Glory." I said
with concern.
As I started the machine, he said:
"It looks complicated."
I replied: "It is. There are four_
tools in the square turret, and six in
the hex turret, plus the cut-off tool
which makes it eleven."
"I don't think We can talk and
do Our job at the same time." My
Father said.
"I'll be quiet." Rev. replied.
As We continued in Our work,
Rev. asked: "Can't I stay with
I replied with the same answer
former President John F. Kennedy
asked, (his spirit was also in my
body many years ago). "That is up
to my Father."
Incidentally, Reverend Martin
Luther King's spirit was also in My
body for a short time after his
death. I only remember a few of his
words which were: "Mmmm, here I
am in a white man's body. Mmm."
He repeated the words over and
over, then he was gone.
Perhaps Reverend King did not
understand the capability of GOD.
Back to Our story. Reverence
Sheen said: "I like your work,
(d opportunity"
-erned about the fact that
survives, human liberty
y not. We need only re-
the increasing influence
r our lives, and how most
lachines or complex apes.
termined by media drivel,
computers. Increasingly,
such as corporations and
in strength and power to
bout the world, education
re have not talked about
it we students can take,
terest Research Group
nization which in many
r the questions we posed,
are currently trying to
BC and at SFTJ.
itish Columbia will be a
non-profit organization
the views of B.C. univer-
issues involving social
ltrolled and funded, B.C.
i solving problems which
ts purpose is to enhance
pe of student education,
eaningful opportunity to
of life,
tudents who will insist on
some sort of radical out-
to overthrow the status
subversion. This is far
s a democratic student-
ionally run organization,
constructive ideas aimed
rty, _ and will work to
rai level of awareness
PIRG research and action in Ontario, for
instance, has informed the public of that province about the frightening effects of acid
rain and mercury poisoning in the Great
Lakes region. Such "consciousness-raising"
on these vital issues can hardly be considered
"radical", much less "revolutionary". Indeed, such concern and awareness is an in-
tregal part of effective citizenship. It must be
encouraged in order to have a healthy, working democracy.
Such is the joy of the PIRG concept. It
provides us students with an "organized opportunity" to involve ourselves in social
issues, and to effect real improvements in the
world oUtside the campus. PIRG allows us to
make good use of our relative freedom and
privilege in society to act as constructive
social critics. Most importantly, PIRG
creates the vehicle in which we can assume
the students' true responsibility of making
our society a better place to live.
If you feel strongly about any of the issues
raised here, we encourage you to find our
more about the Public Interest Research
Group that we're working to establish here
on campus. Come and talk to a PIRG
organizer in SUB next week. Perhaps you'll
join the effort to get a PIRG, improve your
education, and start working on problems
that affect us all.
Peter Goddard and William Clark are arts
students as well as being responsible for the
above article. Perspectives is a column of opinion and analysis open to all members of the
university community. Submission must be
typed, triple-spaced on a 70-character line.
Publication is on a space available basis.
I replied: "After all these years, I
wish We could shuck it."
Rev. Sheen inquired about Our
expenses. "I wish I could help
you." He said.
"That's all right Reverence,
We've come this far alone." I
He asked about My constantly
scratching My fingers. I replied:
"Sometimes I wish We had another
job. It's this damned coolant We
work with."
It's difficult to write conversation
and do a very hard job on a Turret
I was humming a tune, Rev.
Sheen asked: "Why I do it?"
I replied: "Have you not heard?
Music soothes the savage beast."
"I wish We had an easy job." I
commented, "We could continue
Our conversation."
"I understand." Rev. replied.
Reverence Sheen seemed to be
enjoying himself, as he assisted in
moving the levers of the intricate
"It's exhilarating to be in another
man's body!" The Bishop exclaimed.
As the machine was running, I
rapidly write these notes while taking a cut.
The time is exactly 9:00 a.m. We
are two hours into our work.
"I'm tired!" Rev. exclaimed.
"This is a difficult job for the
young, let alone for an 84 year old
"Ouch! That's hot!" Rev. exclaimed, as My left hand touched a
hot chip.
"It certainly is." I replied. "I've
been burned a number of times."
"I wonder what this dialogue is
going to cost me?" Rev. asked.
"Nothing but a little publicity." I
"Do you have to stand?" Rev.
"No. I replied. "Many times I sit
on the bench, while the machine is
taking a cut."
As we sat on the bench, his Rev.
seemed relieved. "That's better,"
he said.
As I hummed a tune to myself,
Rev. said: "I wish I could do that."
He asked: "How long can I stay
with you?"
I replied: "Just until your
Funeral, then it's up to My Father
what He will do with you."
The time was now 9:35 a.m.
"Sometimes I get vexed with people." I caustically said.
"I don't believe you could do
that." Rev. replied.
"Everyone has a breaking
point." I replied.
"God, I'm tired," Rev. said, "I
wish I could rest."
"Take it easy," I replied, "My
Father and I will do the work."
"It's very strenuous for a new
comer to help with Our work." I
said, "Just relax."
Between cuts, I take notes and
write dialogue. This is how this
essay is written.
During his ordeal, the Bishop was
composed as compared to President
"It's good to relax Son." The
Bishop commented, as We sat on
Our bench during a cut.
"You don't know how much I
Love you, Son." The SPIRIT of
My Father said. (I can distinguish
between the sound of various
At 11:30 a.m., Weate Our lunch.
I made the remark to Reverence:
"Eat heartily. It may well be your
last meal until you acquire a new
body after your burial. Perhaps it
will be in Pope John Paul II?"
His Reverence was eager at the
proposition, but I reminded him it
will be up to My Father.
We quit work at 3:30 p.m. We
changed clothes and almost ran to
the Bus stop.
The Bus stopped at 9th and
Superior. We got off. We went into
St. John's Cathedral. Inside, My
Father lit a candle for the Bishop.
Bishop Sheen in turn lit a candle for
My Father.
We prayed briefly. We went to a
pew, knelt down and prayed again.
After Our solemn prayer, the
Bishop remarked: "I read your
Kennedy letter but I never dreamed
this could happen to me."
1 remarked: "You know little of
Heaven and Hell."
We left the Cathedral.
We then caught the Express Bus
home. During Our journey, 1
couldn't take notes, so I know little
of the dialogue.
After a humble supper. We watched the news on T.V.
"I don't mean to be rude or ignorant, Reverence," I said to
At one time he said: "Talk to me,
I now write Our dialogue as it
At the conclusion of the news on
T.V., Reverence was a little disappointed because no mention of his
death was made.
"It was in the morning and evening papers." I commented as I consoled hirn.
The three of Us said a solemn
prayer   before   retiring.   I   wish   1
could remember the words. I only
remember My Father saying to Me:
"His Reverence will be gone by
1 awoke from a deep sleep at midnight. (12:45 a.m.) He was gone.
At one point in My True Story,
the Devil made a caustic remark,
which I cannot recall. His
Reverence was aware of this as he
asked: "Does he have to be with
"That is why 1 take Tranquilizers
and blot him out." I replied, "Virtue must take its own true course."
I can only conclude that the Devil
(In some capacity) is in each and
every human being. Hence, there is
always the thought of good and
evil. If the Devil's spirit was not in
us, life would really be easy. But
alas, there is good and evil in
Perhaps some people will scoff at
the mere thought of reincarnation,
but please remember, ALL things
are possible with GOD.
A departed spirit is composed
mainly of LIGHT and is readily accessible to be put into another
body. I've often wondered about
Hell. Now 1 can believe GOD can
put a human spirit into an animal.
Ridiculous? Not if you know GOD
as 1 do.
Prayerfully yours,
Eugene Changey
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Thursday, January 29,1981
'Tween classes
Dr. Hassam speaka on social issues, noon, SUB
Aggie pentathlon, egg throw, roping and bale
throw, noon, outside SUB.
UBC public speaking contest, 7:30 p.m., IRC 1.
General meeting, noon, SUB 211.
Gourmet lunch with chicken cacciatori, fruit
salad and more, 11:30 a.m., SUB cafeteria.
General meeting, noon, SUB 230.
Lunch and Hebrew classes, noon, Hillel House
(behind Brock. HaU).
General meeting to discuss allocation of funds,
they forgot to mention what time, SUB 216.
Once again it's time for the monthly Photosoc
social night, 7:30 p.m., SUB 212.
Organizational meeting for the cross-country ski
trip to Manning Park, aH those who registered
must attend, noon. War Memorial gym 211.
Panel discussion on women and engineering,
noon, Buch. 102.
General meeting for Amnesty UBC members,
noon, SUB 205.
Economics week: panel discussion on the relevance of economic analysis to government policy and business analysis, noon, Buch. 100.
Ronald Hingley of Oxford University speaks on
Doetoyevsky's humor, 3:30 p.m., Buch. 2224.
Stammtisch. German conversational evening,
7:30 p.m.. International House.
Film on El Salvador: Revolution or Death, noon,
SUB 206.
General public meeting, noon, SUB 117.
Women's   studies   program   visiting   speakers
series: Jim Winter, UBC department of history,
speaks on widowhood in Victorian Britain, noon,
Buch. 204.
Film: Controlling Interest. A must for all commerce students, showing the attitudes of business executives towards the third world, noon,
Buch. 206.
Paddy Ducklow speaks on Standing up to love
— the world, noon, Chem. 250.
Dialogues on development series: China, 7:30
p.m.. International House upper lounge.
Huge bake sale to raise money for event, speakers and films during exceptional persons' week in
early March, noon, Scarfe lounge.
Moritaka Matsumoto speaks on the problems of
dating Hokkedo Kompon Mandala, a Buddhist
painting in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,
noon, Lasserre 104.
Blue-Jay, a guest speaker from the lesbian information line, noon, SUB 212.
Rt. Rev. Lois Wilson, moderator of the United
Church of Canada, speaks noon, SUB 207/209.
Applications due for grad class gifts and projects. SUB Box 118.
Aggie great race, noon, outside MacMillan.
General meeting, noon. International House
Israel dancing workshop, noon, Hillel House
(behind Brock Hall).
Slavic bake sale, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., SUB
main concourse.
Economics week: Grant Reuber, executive vice-
president of the Bank of Montreal and former
deputy finance minister, speaks on steps to improve international economic policy coordination, noon, Buch. 100.
Chinese painting classes resume today, 3 to 5
p.m., SUB 213 or 117.
Video on wife battering, noon, SUB 130.
Leave for dinner and retreat in Squamish, bring
sleeping bag, 4:30 p.m., Lutheran Campus Centre.
Planning meeting, noon, SUB 115.
Deadline for registration in men's rugby league.
War Memorial gym 203.
Deadline for registration in men's bookstore two
on three basketball tourney which is to take
place Feb. 7 and 8, WMG 203.
Deadline   for   registration   in   women's   floor
hockey league, WMG 203.
Farmers' frolic, $4 per person, tickets at AMS
box office or AGUS office, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. armoury.
Cancer conference, films, lectures and displays,
no charge, everyone welcome, 10 a.m. to 4
p.m., IRC.
Informal tournament with trophy prizes, 6 p.m.,
SUB 209.
Red Cross blood donors clinic, all week, 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m., SUB 207/209, 213 and 215.
Economics series: The metropolis, a survey on
the history of cities. Library Processing 306.
Discussion group on science and the modern
world.   Bring  Charles Atlas tension relievers,
noon, Lutheran Campus Centre.
Film: Path of the Paddle, solo basic by Bill
Mason, free admission, everyone welcome,
noon, IRC 6.
General meeting, noon, SUB 111.
Cat worship, 2 a.m., bring your mind.
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Ben spirits,
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Do you like sleeping under starry
skies? Do you enjoy the warmth
from a nearby bonfire? Do you like
singing around the fire? Do you like
feeling grungy because there's not
a decent shower around and getting a bad back from sleeping on
rocks? Then sign up for the
Cooperative Campus Christian
Ministry's retreat, "Spiritual
resources for social
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held at the Squamish camp from
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Open 9-6 Tues. to Sat.
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Dialogues on
Thursday, January 29
Session 3 of a nine-part series
on some issues of development which will include
speakers, films and discussion
Fee: $1.00 per session
Speaker: Dr. G. Johnson
Film."North China Commune"
International House
Upper Lounge
7:30 p.m
Don't lithp
Attention all loudmouthed idiotsl
Yes you, the one with the drool
oozing down your shirtl This is your
chance to make your presence felt
in the first annual UBC public
speaking contest which happens
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theatre one of the I.R.C. building.
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A reunion, unionizing, social
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Don't think, just vote in blocks
Have you thought about who
you're going to vote for in this
weeks' students council elections?
No need to think. Let the
physical education undergraduate
society, the intramurals coordinators, the women's athletic committee, the men's team managers or
the engineering society executive
make the choice for you.
The proper choices were communicated through various channels.
"We discussed candidates in the
election who were for athletics, intramurals and the PEUS. There
were candidates which were
favoured but not supported," intramurals organizer Cindy Young
said Wednesday.
But earlier this week the favored
slate for candidates was widely
distributed to team members and
others involved in the athletic program with the closing salutation
"Please vote".
- "They obviously want a council
they can approach and work with
with respect to amalgamation," external affairs committee member
Janice Morrison said.
The school of physical education
and recreation currently plans to
consolidate all facets of their program, intramurals, team athletics,
and recreation UBC, under the
general direction of an athletic services committee rather than the current decentralized system.
The publishing of the recommended choices by the PEUS, intramurals and athletics was not the
first attempt to lobby the AMS.
Chris Niwinski, board of governors member elect, said during the
board election he had been contacted by physical education school
director Bob Hindmarsh and intramurals director Nestor Korchinski, to discuss plans for amalgation
of various components. This issue is
sure to come before council during
the year.
Council sets
AGM date, time
From page 3
court's first hearing of the year was
foiled by council's failure to provide a prosecutor.
Student court had tried to deal
with the case of a student who
allegedly stole a chair from the Pit
after being kicked out.
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Council agreed to hold the AMS
annual general meeting on Feb. 18
at noon in the SUB conversation
pit. Council members thought the
move will see the meeting attain
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After that meeting, Niwinski and
board candidates Morrison and Anthony Dickinson were invited to a
meeting of students in athletics
and on teams, Niwinski said.
Georgina Gray, the head of
women's athletics denied that administrators in the school of
physical education would interfere
in elections.
"Bob Hindmarsh would not do
that. We talked to all directors (in
the school) and they said it is your
But before the meeting of
students and the board candidates,
board member Dickinson said
Niwinski's name already appeared
on the agenda as the person to vote
Poll results show that in the
board and senate elections Niwinski
topped the War Memorial Gym
poll, capturing 90 per cent of the
vote. It was 20 per cent more than
his average for all polls.
The only other poll in which he
came close to capturing the same
percentage of vote was in the Civil
and Mechanical engineering
In other block voting news, the
EUS released their selections for today's election.
The EUS is supporting Marlea
Haugen for president, Peter Mitchell for vice president and Rob
Swiniarski for director of finance,
all engineering students. Bill
Maslechko was picked for administrator director because he offered the least resistance when he
was tanked, and James Hollis, a
science student was chosen for external affairs co-ordinator.
The EUS letter said, "support
these people and things will go a lot
smother next year."
AMS administration director
Craig Brooks said Wednesday that
453 people cast votes in the advance
poll — 49 at Gage, 142 at Vanier
and 262 at Totem Park.
Regular polls open today and
close Friday.
School District 88 (Terrace)
On campus interviews will be conducted March 9-11 with
graduating teachers for positions in the Terrace District effective
September 1, 1981. Attempts will be made to correlate the interviews scheduled with the number of vacancies expected in particular
subject field and/or grade levels.
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detailed resume may be given with the application or at the interview. Applications will, preferably, be submitted through Canada
Manpower on Campus by January 29 but may be sent directly to
Terrace to arrive NOT LATER THAN February 13, 1981.
Mr. M. Bergsma,
Director of Instruction,
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V8G 4B5
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Thursday, January 29,1981
Danger for
the left
the rebirth of fascism in a
middle class guise threatens
the left and all of humanity
— arle aggartaon photo
CONFERENCE . . . renegades and academics plan for the future
Canadian University Press
Art Kroker's words are frightening ones,
conjuring an image of evil and hatred from
another decade. The horror comes not from
what Kroker is, but rather from what he has
identified in others.
Kroker is a socialist and, like most, an Utopian, working towards a greater society than
ours. He looks more like a graduate student
than the University of Winnipeg professor he
is, his long hair rolling down onto the shoulders of his leather jacket. He is an academic
version of John Sewell, Toronto's renegade
civic politician, a throwback to another,
more radical, time.
Kroker was one of a dozen academics who
spoke at a weekend conference at UBC on
Socialism for the '80s. As much as history
can be measured in terms of decades, the past
one has been a particularly bad one for socialists, culminating in the landslide victory
of New Right forces in the November U.S.
"The next decade will be one of unprecedented danger for the left and for human-
ty," Kroker told about 100 people attending
the conference. "There has been a terrible rebirth of fascism in a middle-class guise."
Unlike so many leftists, Kroker doesn't in-
discriminantly bandy about the word "fascism." He uses it with all the connotations
recognized by a political science instructor
and means to convey the very images of that
kind of society.
Kroker feels the "psychological fuel for
neo-fascism" is evident in the American
bourgeoisie, a conflict of anxieties and lack
of identity, which finds form in the nostalgia
craze. The middle class, embroiled in an existential as well as cynical political crisis, has
embarked on a desperate search for the
return of an imagined age of innocence, Kroker says. The preponderance of cowboy hats
and the "pathos of the mechanical bucking
horse" are physical responses to the search,
he adds.
"The New Right has declared class warfare
on the poor in society. They have broken
away from the feeling of sacrificing some
privileges to have social order.
"Any vulnerable group will be victimized
by the New Right. The search is now on for
victims. It's really a grisly struggle. You will
see sexuality become the object of intense
political struggle."
Kroker predicted the women's, gay and native rights movements would be primary targets, as will be vulnerable trade unions and
environmental groups. "The immediate political aims necessarily have to be defensive,"
he said. "The broader objective is there has
to be a wholesale rethinking of the very terms
of democracies."
Many of the conference's speakers talked
of regaining socialists' traditional platform
of supporting democratic rule, which they see
as having been appropriated by the New
Right, which in turn callously demands repressive legislation.
But Kroker, who was accused of being too
pessimistic after presenting his thesis, said later in an interview that he feels the "left is
about to emerge full-force. I see new forms
of hyper-collectivity. People backed against
the wall become capable of rethinking their
There was little doubt that participants in
the conference felt it was a time of crisis, economically, politically and culturally; the rise
of Reagan being the latest "disaster" in a
decade where socialists found only disappointment in the "progressive" regimes
which survived the assault from the bourgeoisie. As for those regimes which were snuffed,
like Salvador Allende's Chile, there was only
hatred toward the junta and frustration from
the knowledge that the U.S. had few, if any
qualms about participating in the overthrow
of a democratically-elected government.
As for the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, or the
Democratic Revolutionary Front in El Salvador, many in attendance wondered out loud
how long they would stand against an onslaught from the U.S.
But all 12 of the academics who addressed
the conference stressed that progressive
forces would be capable of standing up to the
New Right. At least, they would if new
strategies and solutions were sought.
"This conference is taking place in a time
of crisis," said Cy Gonick, who quickly added that his own magazine, Canadian Dimension, was in serious financial trouble. "We
have all kinds of analyses. People are now
coming up to ask, 'What steps would a Marxist or socialist government take?' And I'd only have my pat answers to respond with. I'm
being asked this more and more. We have to
talk about solutions."
UBC professor Phil Resnick, who organized the conference, agreed. "We are in a period of uncertainty where socialists have a responsibility to rethink theories. A more realistic approach is needed. The utopianism of
the '60s must be modified."
American power
is the big danger
we face
Some offered concrete plans of mass protest. Montreal feminist Heather-Jon Mulroney called for women to declare a general
strike on International Women's Day in
1983. She also suggested that a journal be
started so that women could better discuss issues and solutions.
Duncan Cameron, a University of Ottawa
professor, proposed that third world nations
form a consortium, call a debt strike, and
simply refuse to pay the $300 billion they owe
to the West.
If third world nations fail to drastically redress their economic relationship with the
West, Cameron added, they would all soon
find themselves incapable of planning their
own economic strategy.
He also attacked the International Monetary Fund, which investigates the economic
structure of a country to determine its ability
to repay loans from the World Bank or private banks, for "obliging socialist states to
become subservient. At the very least, their
little teams of financial investigators must be
obliged to release their documents to the
(The recent defeat of a social democratic
government in Jamaica to a capitalist, pro-
American party is widely blamed on the
IMF's stringent demands on the Jamaican
Canada's social democratic party, the
NDP, was harshly attacked at the conference
for being undemocratic and barely capable of
achieving immediate social reforms, let alone
a socialist state.
Norman Penner, of Ontario's Glendon
College, emotionally called on the left to
combat the constitutional proposals of prime
minister Pierre Trudeau, which "rob Quebec
of the few rights it has left under the BNA
"The movement of the people for Quebec
for social change expressed the aspirations of
the people of Quebec that had been developed from great struggles, "Penner said at the
end of an emotional appeal for action on the
"We missed it," he said of the Quebec referendum, "and I hope that we don't miss this
Penner said he disagreed with those who
felt that it did no good acting frightened of
the New Right. "It's good to be scared of
Reagan," he said. "And General Haig. And
with a guy like Henry Kissinger floating
around. The reasserting of American power
is the big danger we face."


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