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Array New med school 'isolated'
ByMARCUSGEE
Former health minister Dennis
Cocke Wednesday slammed the
Social Credit government's plan to
build a $50 million, 240-bed hospital
at UBC.
Cocke said the plan, announced
by education minister Pat McGeer
Tuesday, will hurt the development of existing hospitals and
create a hospital isolated from the
community.
McGeer told reporters at a UBC
press conference Tuesday construction of the hospital, which he
said would be completed by 1980,
will mean a doubling in the size of
UBC's medical class to 160 from 80.
But New Westminster MLA
Cocke said the medical class could
have bee"n doubled just as easily by
developing existing facilities at
Vancouver General Hospital,
Shaughnessy  Hospital  and  St.
Paul's Hospital. He said this would
provide more centralized medical
facilities and integrate teaching
and medical facilities.
McGeer said part of the $50
million from combined provincial
and federal health resources funds,
earmarked for the UBC hospital,
will go toward upgrading off-
campus teaching facilities at VGH,
St. Paul's and Shaughnessy.
The $50 million will come from
Wi U8YSSEY
money that was to be spent on the
B.C. Medical Centre, an NDP
project which the Socreds shelved
last week, McGeer said.
UBC administration president
Doug Kenny told the press conference construction of the hospital
could begin within three months.
McGeer has given the UBC administration 60 days to come up
with a definite plan detailing how
the $50 million will be allocated.
Kenny defended the location of
the new hospital.
"This new hospital will be accessible to all people of the Lower
Mainland," he said.
But a sheet of background information about the planned
hospital, handed to reporters, said
the hospital will serve "the 106,000
people living west of Granville."
Cocke  said  the   government
STUDENTS  ATTEND   GENERAL  MEETING    ...  temptation  by   AMS worked
—doug field photo
ibes work—AMS gets final business done
By GREGG THOMPSON
Two trips to Europe, a raunchy
rock band and beer kegs proved
sufficient to attract a quorum at
Wednesday's Alma Mater Society
general meeting in the SUB conversation pit.
The real purpose of the gala
event, sponsored by the outgoing
AMS student council, was to clean
up wording in the new student
society constitution which takes
effect today.
All motions passed, but a random poll conducted before the
meeting began showed that most
students were there for the action.
and not out of concern for student
government.
Prizes offered included two free
trips to Europe, won by Gregory
Pek, commerce 2; and Jennifer
Elliott, recreation 2.
Two free kegs of beer, offered to
the faculty most represented at the
meeting, went to the arts undergraduate society, which won on
a straight numbers basis and to the
agriculture undergraduate society,
which won their keg on the percentage turnout.
Trip winner Pek said he was
"shocked" by his unexpected win,
but added he was certain he would
be able to put the ticket to good use.
"I really can't believe it," he
said. "But I'm getting married
Sept. 4 and I hope I can use this
ticket as a honeymoon gift."
Elliott, dazed and confused by
her win in the draw, said she
wasn't sure if she could get the
spending money together for the
holiday.
"I really don't know anything
except that I'm a little embarrassed," she said.
The arts faculty won the first of
two beer kegs valued at $54 each
with a faculty turnout of 318 arts
students. The aggies took the
second by drawing 37 per cent of
their faculty to the meeting.
Murray buck chase opposed
By CHRIS GAINOR
Board of governors member
George Hermanson said Wednesday student board member
Rick Murray should resign if he
isn't a student next fall.
"If he's out working downtown
then he shouldn't be a student representative," Hermanson said.
Other board members contacted
Wednesday by The Ubyssey said
they would have to examine the
Universities Act before deciding if
Murray should stay on the board if
he leaves UBC.
Murray, who is serving his
second term on the board, said
Monday he is considering taking a
full-time job in Vancouver next fall
but said he would like to remain on
the board despite the fact he is not
a student.
If Murray decides to remain on
the board after leaving campus,
the board may have to decide on
the legitimacy of his move.
Board chairman Thomas Dohm
said, "if he isn't a student {hen he
can't represent the students."
But when asked if he thought a
student should resign the board if
he ceases being a student, he
replied: "I didn't say that."
Dohm said he could not comment
on Murray's case until he knows
the exact circumstances.
UBC chancellor Donovan Miller
said: "Quite frankly, I'd have to
check up on the Universities Act to
see if it would be legal.
"I think it's an interesting issue.
I'm interested in seeing one way or
another," Miller said.
Hermanson said the Universities
Act is clear in forbidding appointed
board members from taking
courses at the university.
"I can't even take a night school
course here," he added.
"It's quite clear — you're either
a student or you're not a student.
But leaving school is a grey area,"
he said.
Hermanson suggested that the
student representative assembly of
the Alma Mater Society should rule
on the matter. The SRA could
possibly select the person who
placed third in the student board
member election last January.
Elected along with Murray was
Basil Peters. Both Murray and
Peters are engineering students.
Commerce student Dave Theessen
placed third in the election.
See page 2:   NO
The trip ticket winners and
faculty turnout statistics were
drawn from student registration
sheets filled out before the
meeting. This also established
whether a quorum was at the
meeting. Figures released after
the meeting showed 1,398 — or 5.9
per cent of the total student body —
turned out for the event.
Under the new constitution, 1,188
or 5 per cent of the total student
body must attend general meetings
to constitute a quorum.
AMS internal affairs officer
Dave Theessen and vice-president
Dave Van Blarcom, both of whose
terms expired Wednesday, said the
meeting was highly successful and
marked the end of an equally
successful year for the AMS.
"Everyone else has an end-of-
year party and this was one for the
AMS," Van Blarcom, said. "It's an
unqualified success and a good
omen for the new student representative assembly," he said.
"They (students) weren't there
just for the band or for the other
enticements," he said.
The business section of the
meeting was conducted quickly
and efficiently, obviously at the
persistent prompting of those in
attendance.
B.C. Students Federation chairwoman Lake Sagaris urged
listeners to vote in next week's
referenda on increased funding for
the organization.
Her appeal was met with
derision from impatient onlookers
eager for more fun and games.
AMS   treasurer  Dave   Coulson
See page 7:   INTERFERENCE
probably is building the hospital at
UBC because it is "Pat McGeer's
pet project." McGeer is a
psychiatry professor and head of
the neurological sciences department at UBC.
"If they wanted to serve a
community that needed concern
why not East Vancouver?" Cocke
asked. "People in the west end of
the city are already close to VGH
and other hospitals."
Grant Moreton, Shaughnessy
Hospital executive director said
Wednesday he would also have
preferred development of medical
facilities at the three teaching
hospitals to a new hospital at UBC.
But he added he is happy the
government has at least acted.
"I am happy something is going
See page 2: CITY
U Council
go open'
suggested
By MARK BUCKSHON
The newest Social Credit appointee to the B.C. Universities
Council said Wednesday he
believes the council has a legal
obligation to hold most of its
meetings in public.
David Helliwell, president of
Steel Brothers, Ltd., a Burnaby
industrial supply firm, cited a
section of the Universities Act
requiring openness after he was
told the council has held almost all
of its meetings behind closed
doors.
But while calling for more
openness, Helliwell, a UBC senate
member, apparently appointed
because he knew deputy education
minister Walter Hardwick while
involved with the UBC alumni
association, said he believes
students should pay higher tuition
fees.
Helliwell is one of two new
persons appointed to the council by
education minister Pat McGeer to
fill the spaces created March 2 by
the rescinding of appointments of
four members whose terms had
expired. Dr. John Playfair, a
Burnaby physician, was the other
new appointee.
The four councillors whose
appointments were not renewed
are Bob Schlosser, an official of the
Western Canadian region of the
International Woodworkers of
America, Victoria psychiatrist
Frances Forrest-Richards, Donald
MacLaurin, former vice-president
of the University of Victoria and ■
Dorothy Fraser, a writer of unpublished books on education.
Two spaces on the 10-member
body, responsible for co-ordinating
B.C.'s public university system,
still remain vacant. McGeer
earlier said he is contemplating
changes to the council's structure
and council chairman William
Armstrong has said the changes
may be accompanied by a new
Colleges Act.
When told the Universities
Council has conducted most of its
meetings behind closed doors,
Helliwell said: "I don't think
they're legally entitled to do so."
Helliwell cited a section of the
Universities Act which specified:
"The universities council shall
endeavor to hold its meetings in
public at locations throughout the
province in which interested
members of the public will be
encouraged to express their views
and concerns respecting the
matters under consideration by the
Universities Council."
A second subsection allows the
council to "conduct its meetings in
camera where, in its opinion, the
public interest so requires."
The council has interpreted the
act to mean members must hold
See page 7: OPEN Page 2
THE       UBYSSEY
Thursday, March 11, 1976
City hospitals lose out
From page 1
ahead and I am hopeful something
will be built soon."
Moreton, who helped the NDP
government plan the B.C. Medical
Centre, said the location of the new
hospital "on the western edge of
civilization" would cause problems
for the hospital's doctors who
would be isolated from downtown
facilities.
"The NDP had planned for the
development of the three teaching
hospitals which are more centrally
located. I felt this was an advantage."
The NDP's B.C. Medical Centre
plan would have poured money into
VGH and developed facilities at
other existing hospitals.
Moreton said he is glad the size
of UBC's medical school will be
doubled but he is worried there will
not be enough money left after the
hospital is built to improve
Shaughnessy's teaching facilities.
"I am hoping this will not arrest
the development of Shaughnessy's
teaching facilities. It is hard to
determine how much money will
be left after a 240-bed hospital is
built. You could make this (the
UBC hospital)  very expensive."
Shaughnessy needs about
$1,250,000 to upgrade its teaching
facilities, Moreton said.
VGH executive director Chapin
Key said Wednesday he is optimistic that the provincial
government will give the teaching
hospitals enough money to expand.
He said the planned UBC
hospital is a great improvement
over the B.C. Medical Centre plan
because it is more economical and
provides convenient facilities for
UBC medical students.
"The B.C. Medical Centre plans
only related to pediatric and
maternal health," he said. "I think
there is a lot more here than just a
new hospital."
Kenny  said Tuesday  the  new
Cap courses threatened
Students at Capilano College
won't be able to attend summer
courses at the North Vancouver
campus if $22,000 in extra government money isn't provided soon,
college principal Peter Spratt said
Wednesday.
The curtailment in course offerings is the second in two years
because of provincial education
department spending restrictions,
and is expected to hit about 300
students.
Spratt said he isn't certain yet
whether it will be necessary to
eliminate all the 11 academic
courses offered between April and
June. He said the actual curtailment will depend on how
serious the education department
belt tightening is in the upcoming
year's budget.
But Capilano student society
president Bill Bell said the decision
to cut the courses has already been
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the same number of courses in the
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"I'm very pissed off;" he said.
"The memo came down three
weeks ago. Only we were informed
by the dean of academic studies
that everything would be cut."
Bell said students may have
difficulties in completing courses
for entrances to university fall
sessions. The alternative —
Vancouver City College — is
already "cramped," he said.
He said students from Capilano
will join the B.C. Student
Federation protest against
education cutbacks in Victoria
Wednesday.
In September, Spratt said more
than 1,000 students were turned
away because of budget restrictions which forced the elimination
of 53 course sections.
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The proposed hospital will be
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in the worth of the funds for the
project will mean the UBC hospital
will only have 240 beds while the
London facility has 400.
'No thought',
From page 1
Student board members are
members of the SRA.
Peters said, "the question in my
mind is the legality of the whole
thing.
"I think Rick is a very effective
member of the board."
'Peters said the act is "vague"
and added that "I've never given it
any thought."
Pat Chubb, another board
member, said she wanted to see
the Universities Act before making
a definite comment and refused to
say whether Murray should
remain if he leaves the university
but the act does not stipulate that
he should leave.
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THE      UBYSSEY
Page 3
Head search ignores students
By HEATHER WALKER
UBC's creative writing department is choosing a new head to
replace Robert Harlow, but
students in the department are
being denied representation on the
selection committee.
Creative writing grad student
Tim Stephens told The Ubyssey
Wednesday he asked to be on the
selection  committee  for  a  new
dean, but was told students were
not allowed to sit on such committees.
"I phoned (selection committee
chairman) Peter Remnant and
asked him if I could sit on the
selection committee, and he said
he didn't think so, but I should
phone the president's office and
find out."
Stephens said Remnant told him
he could not sit on the committee
because it was a budgetary
committee, and students are not
permitted on such committees
because of a senate regulation. He
said Remnant's statement was
confirmed by administration vice-
president Erich Vogt's secretary
and by Douglas Bankson, another
member of the selection committee.
Remnant, however, denied
Stephens'  statement Wednesday.
"I told him I didn't appoint the
committee, but it was a president's
committee and he'd have to ask the
president whether he could sit on
it.
"I don't know how he got that
impression. If I'd said anything I
would have said it (the selection
committee) was a committee
dealing with confidential
documents, and according to a
senate ruling, students cannot sit
on presidential committees dealing
with budgetary matters or confidential documents," Remnant
said.
Remnant said the selection
committees are chosen by the
president in consultation with the
dean of the faculty involved in
choosing a new department head.
But UBC students have sat on
selection committees before,
notably last year's selection
committee for a new arts dean.
And senate has never made a
ruling that students cannot sit on
committees dealing with confidential documents.
Students have no representation
on committees which recommend
who should be granted tenure at
UBC.
But in 1975, two students, Lyn
Bartram and Robert Marris, sat on
the committee which selected arts
idean Robert Will.
Is there much difference in
selecting a dean and selecting a
department head, other than the
relative importance of the two
positions?
Apparently, yes.
Stephens said student input in
the decision so far has been limited
to a meeting Tuesday between
students in the department and
members of the selection committee.
"It was his (Remnant's)
suggestion, and he said they would
have a short list of the people who
the committee was considering as
head, but when we came he refused
to give out any names.
"So there wasn't much we could
do about offering constructive
suggestions." ^_
New SRA completes
AMS changeover
—doug field photo
ANYBODY LOOKING? No? Gotcha then. Quasi-cop on patrol outside SUB Wednesday wasn't taking any
chances on encountering irate students as he ticketed illegally (sort of) parked cars.
Society not biology shafts women
By CHRIS GAINOR
Women have been degraded in
society because of social reasons,
not because of biological inferiority, anthropologist Evelyn
Reed said Wednesday.
Reed told 100 people in the SUB
ballroom that biology and anthropology have been used as the
last defence for the degradation of
women.
Patriarchal, male-dominated
societies have existed for only the
past few thousand years and were
preceded by communal societies in
which women dominated, she said.
She said, even female scholars
such as Simone de Beauvoir have
subscribed to the myth of male
biological superiority. This myth
has extended to the notion that men
have dominated societies
throughout history, Reed added.
"But we must remember that
this (male-dominated society) has
existed only a few thousand years
out of millions," she said.
The rise of private property has
led to the degradation of women
that will continue until a socialist
society is established, she said.
In primitive societies, women
"functioned as female governesses
of communal societies," she said.
"Their power came from
wisdom and reason and not from
force," Reed said.
In these matriarchal societies,
the women raised children, grew
crops, built homes and ran the
societies, she said.
"We aren't going back to the
matriarchal society. It was a low,
primitive economy. We're moving
forward   to   a   new,   egalitarian
society called socialism.
"Women have been socially
downgraded to the second sex. It
has nothing to do with biology,"
Reed said.
She said many anthropologists
believe that men have been
dominant throughout history and
asserted their dominance through
physical force.
"In the end, those who present
the eternal domination of men over
women by physical force and
superiority are wrong.
"Humans did not liberate
themselves from the animal world
by fighting it out."
Women have more physical
endurance and are biologically
superior to men in several ways,
Reed said.
But she added that "biological
superiority and inferiority are
irrelevant."
In the primitive communal
societies, women provided the
"best available" advice and ran
the society on reason rather than
force.
"The dominant male in nature
was the one who has outdone the
others for access to the females.
This does not mean that it
dominated the females."
One such society was the
Iroquois nation that existed before
Europeans colonized North
America. When Europeans
arrived, they were puzzled by
Iroquois social organization
because they believed women were
biologically inferior and also
believed that dominance in a
society was determined by use of
force.
The rise of private property
subordinates human rights and
degrades women, she said.
Capitalism, a parallel
development, has put men into a
dominant role and sparked imperialist wars, Reed said.
The remaking of the Alma Mater
Society was completed Wednesday
when council elected a new
president from the members of the
Student Representative Assembly.
The winner after three ballots
was Dave Van Blarcom, who
authored the new constitution
which the student society now
operates under.
His duties will be to chair SRA
meetings, prepare agendas for
those meetings and to sit as a nonvoting member of the Student
Administrative Council, the administrative arm of the society.
Van Blarcom defeated three
other candidates for the position —
former AMS secretary Ellen Paul,
ombudsperson Moe Sihota and arts
faculty rep Bill Broddy.
In a brief campaign speech, Van
Blarcom told council: "I would like
to make a bit of political hay out of
the new constitution because I was
the author of it. I think we do have
a good document."
Two of the three other candidates emphasized that although
the role of the president under the
new constitution is somewhat that
of  a   figurehead,   the   president
should provide strong leadership.
Sihota told council members that
"regardless of any attempts by the
constitution to limit the power of
the president, students and the
administration will look to the
president for leadership."
But Broddy said the role of the
president should resemble the role
of the speaker in a legislative
assembly.
After the election for president,
Paul was acclaimed secretary-
treasurer and Sihota was acclaimed externals affairs officer.
The SRA also approved the new
members of the SAC.
Herb Dhaliwal, commerce 4, was
named director of finance and
Brent Tynan, who served this year
as AMS returning officer was
approved as director of services.
The eight SAC commissioners
are Brian Ferstman, arts' 3,
Kathyren Gallagher, social work 3,
Philip Johnson, agriculture 3,
Doug Johnstone, commerce 3,
Hector Mackay-Dunn, law 2,
Kenneth Miyazaki, commerce 3,
Watson Seto, arts 3 and John
Swainson, applied science 3.
Double-headed monster wins
By PRUDENCE RAMSBOTTOM
Ubyssey Appointments Editor
Ralph Maurer and Sue Vohanka narrowly defeated
themselves Wednesday in The Ubyssey editorship
election for the 1976-77 year.
Even though the vote was not close, both declined
demanding a recount.
The pert and vivid but slightly pudgy Vohanka was
not amused. "I hate Spam," she said.
"There is no 'C in weights, you're talking about T
before 'e'," said Maurer.
The dimunitive and sometimes cute Maurer may
—matt king photo
VOHANKA, MAURER
two heads better than one?
be small, but he is not fast either. A good checker, he
is expected to see most of his playing time killing
penalties.
Outgoing editor Gary Coull, when finally able to
comment said, "I am shocked and amazed. It is incredible that the staff could elect such a depraved
couple as co-editors. But on the other hand they
should lead the paper to new depths of liberalism."
Lesley Kreuger, editor for 1974-75, wiped the initial
burst of vomit from her buttock and said, "Well, they
are both very young, but I suppose their inexperience
will help them overcome that."
"Two turds are better than one," said Vaughn
Palmer, co-editor for the 1973-74 term.
"So they want to be editors eh," said Mike Sasges,
Palmer's associate in 1973-74. "That Maurer was
almost denied tenure two years ago. His reporting
was upgraded to mediocre at the last minute.
Vohanka would be alright if she could only type. What
a disgrace."
Doug Rushton, current news editor and casual
acquaintance of Vohanka, sai.d, "She really is
basically a good person, but she'll get over it."
Claude Shickenbaumersteinem, known as
Maurer's only friend said, "I think you are in for a
surprise. On the surface, Ralph is superficially
shallow, but it is really just an act."
The paper's policy is not expected to undergo great
changes when the new leaders take over. A social
editor, a complexion and cooking column and a
weather page are expected to be the most significant
improvements.
The victorious co-editors collected 20 votes,
Vohanka came in second with seven and Maurer
placed a dismal third with one. Page. 4
THE       UBYSSEY
Thursday, March 11, 1976
Hide and seek
Pat McGeer must be a wizard — he pulls a great
disappearing act.
It was a bit of a surprise Tuesday when, at the last
minute, a call came to The Ubyssey office announcing that
his highness would Joe at UBC to make an important
medical announcement that very afternoon.
Such secrecy is usually kept only for top heads of state
— not   some   dinky   provincial   minister  who  is allegedly
responsible for education in B.C.
There was, of course, no time to mount any protests
similar to the ICBC demonstration planned when McGeer
was scheduled to open a new wing of the commerce
building.  (The minister chickened out of coming last time
— we'll leave the reason up to you.)
Anyway McGeer's unwillingness to talk with the press
about education and the offensive antics of his executive
assistant Jim Bennett were never displayed better than
Tuesday's sneak visit.
After announcing the new UBC hospital, the Ubyssey
reporter covering the event naturally had a few questions
for the elusive McGeer about his sudden firings of two UBC
board of governors members.
Impossible to get at his office in Victoria (thanks to
Jungle Jim) McGeer should have been open to questioning
on his.controversial action.
He wasn't too willing, however. (Afraid of sticking his
foot in his mouth again . . .?)
The minister gave our reporter about 20 seconds of his
precious time humming and shrugging about the firings —
all the while walking backward out the door!
Suddenly, in mid-sentence, McGeer disappeared through
the door, still not having answered the question.
So we followed him. As the Ubyssey reporter was
almost next to McGeer, big Jim Bennett stepped between
them and ran interference.
Bennett is very talented. Not only is. he an
obstructionist on the phone from Victoria when no one can
see him but also when he's actually facing the reporter.
Amazing gall.
"Is there something more you want to ask the
minister?" he,asks.
The Ubyssey reporter, not chasing McGeer for his
health, says yes, to which Jungle Jim replies: "Call us at
the office."
Bennett hops into a waiting elevator and the doors
close. End of scene.
To say "call us at the office" is to say "if you're nice
to us over the next four years you can speak to Pat during
the next election campaign."
Being a public minister he should be happy to talk.
The standard explanation has been that the minister is
too involved with  Insurance Corporation of B.C. business
and can't talk about education. But it's been three months
since the election.
Surely McGeer has some ideas about education
otherwise young Bill Bennett (no relation to the
aforementioned fropt man) wouldn't have appointed him.
His book Politics in Paradise touches on education but
that was written when McGeer considered Social Credit as
repugnant as castor oil. He flip-flopped a thousand per cent
on his political views so there's a chance his education
outlook has been revised.
All we get from phone calls to McGeer's office is the
arrogant, self-righteous tone of Jim Bennett who keeps the
minister away from direct contact with the press. After
saying the minister is unavailable, Bennett will take the
questions, find McGeer, get answers (usually nebulous) and
then repeat them to reporters.
McGeer refuses to be questioned, even for a moment,
about any information his department releases and Bennett
makes sure things stay that way.
From The Ubyssey point of view Bennett has definitely
hurt relations between at least this working press and the
minister's office. Maybe a change of personnel would help.
As for McGeer,  well   . . . come on Pat and open up.
Let's have a chat. We won't bite.
THE USYSSSY
THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1976
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 Friday, a weekly commentary
and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are located in room
241K of the Student Union Building. Editorial departments
228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Gary Coull
Geez, we been leaving people's names out of this here masthead party
often lately. Gotta make sure we don't fergit nobody. Let's see. There was
Nancy Southam, an' Jean Randall, an' Matt King, an', an', ... oh yeah,
Heather Walker. Anybody else? Oh, yeah, Gary Coull, Doug Rushton, an'
Sue Vohanka. Mark Lepitre? No, but we forgot him Monday, so in he goes.
Oh well, at least he didn't raise a big stink about it. Ralph Maurer? Yup. He
was in, and so was Dave Wilkinson. Uh, uh, did we leave out anybody?
Yeah, right, Gregg Thompson. That's it . . . no, hold it. Wasn't Marcus Gee
around? Fuck! Almos' forgot Chris Gainor. But that's it. Has to be. What's
that? Oh, yeah, right. Mark Buckshon, too. But really, that's all ... oh
geez, clean forgot Tom Barnes! Well, that's them all. G'bye.
Letters
Right-on
Richard
My position at CITR is assistant
music director, in charge of
singles. Richard Saxton has never
had any influence on what I
playlist. While a number of songs
suitable for AM do find their way
onto the weekly chart, the vast
majority of titles are by
progressive artists. Too few of
these titles find their way onto
CKLG-FM, much less its. AM
counterpart or CFUN.
For a period of time, I also ran a
disco chart. Saxton, Kim Champ-
niss and other announcers working
in city discos, were in the habit of
using this chart. However, the
overwhelming response was
negative and the chart was expanded to include jazz, rhythm and
blues, French-language titles etc.
Today it stands as an alternative
to the mainstream rock of the
regular chart. At no time did
Saxton attempt to prevent the
abolishing of the disco chart.
Let's get some facts straight.
Richard Saxton is probably the
finest announcer CITR has had in
my four years with the club. Should
he choose to do so, he will likely
have a great career in radio.
However, musical taste is not his
strong point. There is definitely an
AM approach to his weekly two-
hour show. For those two hours he
does control the musical direction
of the station.
But the same can be said of any
number of other announcers who
have air shifts and who have no
sense of what a campus station
ought to be airing.
What is wrong with the musical
direction of CITR has nothing to do
with the office of the president.
Saxton's job is to serve as a front
man, a PR type, to deal with
outside people having relations
with the station. A case in point is
Premier Cablevision and their
efforts, on our behalf, to have the
station granted an FM cable
licence.
The big problem at CITR is the
reluctance of music director Greg
Ioannou, his assistants Bruce
Baugh and myself, program
director Mark Forrest and chief
announcer Greg Plant to 'kick ass'
on ignorant jocks.
Announcers can consistently
choose from a current playlist of
over 100 albums and singles, not to
mention an enormous flashback
library. That they consistently
ignore quality and overplay artists
already far too exposed on AM is a
sad fact.
It clearly shows a general level
of incompetence on the part of
many announcers. Baugh has
proposed some sort of weeding out
in the event of an FM cable licence.
But such a concept should have
been implemented long ago.
None of CITR's current musical
woes has a thing to do with Richard
Saxton. He is being made a
scapegoat in order to mask the
reluctance of those in the
programming department to
change CITR from a 'bastion of
mediocrity' into a legitimate
campus station.
Kindest regards,
Richard Skelly
assistant music director
Bikes
I am writing this letter in protest
to the lack of public and governmental concern for the plight of the
cyclist. During the last decade, the
bicycle has become recognized as
a viable supplement to our transportation system.
The recent auto insurance increases shall only enhance the
cycle's popularity, and thus,
further increase an already
flourishing cyclist population
throughout the Lower Mainland.
Unfortunately, the motorists'
respect for the cyclist's safety has
shown no corresponding increase.
The ultimate fragility of a
bicyclist's situation was forcibly
driven home to me a few weeks
ago, when I helplessly watched one
of the city's top cyclists die.
He was only the first of three
members of the highly safety-
conscious local racing fraternity to
die in cycle-auto accidents in the
last three months.
Obviously, this horrendous
situation, where even the best
prepared cyclists are being killed
with unbelievable rapidity, must
not be allowed to continue. Only the
combined efforts of our legislators,
public officials, and the public at
large will alleviate this terrible
situation.
This can and must be done by the
promotion and implementation of
programs, such as: media campaigns concerning cars, cyclists,
and the traffic laws; increasing
cycle safety education programs;
and by the designation of cycle
routes and the construction of
cycle paths throughout the Lower
Mainland.
Only after the cycle rider
receives the same respect that one
motorist gives to another, will our
roads be considered reasonably
safe for the bicyclist.
Clive Vardy
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers.
Letters should be signed and
typed.
Pen names will be used when the
writer's real name is also included
for our information in the letter or
when valid reasons for anonymity
are given.
Although an effort is made to
publish all letters received, The
Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
letters for reasons of brevity,
legality, grammar or taste.
Letters should be addressed to
the paper care of campus mail or
dropped off at The Ubyssey office,
SUB 241-K. Thursday, March 11, 1976
THE       UBYSSEY
Page 5
soapbox
You're putting us on9 Doug
UBC is really the greatest!
By TOM BARNES
During the tenure debate the
position of the administration and
the faculty has been that teaching
ability is given ample consideration.
Teaching is weighted equally
with research and service to the
university and community, we are
told. It has also been pointed out by
a faculty representative that UBC
places greater emphasis on
teaching than most other
universities.
Recently, the salaries of UBC
faculty have come under attack.
Speaking at a men's Canadian
Club meeting last Friday, UBC
administration president Doug
Kenny cited such criticism as a
subtle sign that higher education in
B.C.   may  be  becoming  second-
rate.
The implication is that UBC is
currently first-rate.
Pat McGeer, education minister
and UBC professor, answered the
same criticism by saying all the
government asks from the
universities is excellence.
The implication is that UBC
currently is excellent and the
government is willing to pay the
price.
By combining these two positions
one could assume three things.
First, since UBC is an excellent,
first-class university that emphasizes teaching, then a large
number, presumably a majority,
of the faculty are excellent, first-
class teachers.
In fact, some are, many are not,
most are blatantly mediocre.
Second, it would follow that those
faculty who are not excellent, first-
class teachers are excellent, first-
class researchers. Again, some
are, but most are not.
Third, it should be safe to
assume that those faculty members who are neither excellent,
first-class researchers nor
teachers must then be serving the
university and the community with
a vengeance.
If this were true, why is the ivory
tower image of UBC so strong
throughout the province and why is
the administration so intent on
dispelling it?
It would appear that those who
criticize UBC and question its self-
proclaimed status as a first-class
university have some merit to their
arguments.
One should not confuse the status
of being a "major" university with
being an excellent one. UBC's size
alone is enough to give the status of
a major university.
If UBC is not, or is at least
slipping from its position as a first-
class academic institution, what
can be done to save it?
McGeer, in disregarding cost
and asking only for excellence
would seem to be inclined to pour
more money into UBC.
Yet he is dissatisfied with the
primary and secondary school
systems in the province. His first
move there was to limit teachers'
salaries.
The teachers in the school
system haven't been teaching well
enough it seems, and they are
being punished with limited raises.
Meanwhile, the place that trains
many of those teachers is not being
subjected to any government
scrutiny in the area of salaries.
It should also be remembered
that very few UBC faculty
members have received any
formal training in teaching. Yet
their teaching qualifications go
unchallenged.
Something doesn't add up.
Barnes, a former Ubyssey sports
editor, is currently passing himself
off as a first-year law student.
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THE       UBYSSEY
Thursday, March 11, 1976
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Button on
a pledge
Women from around B.C. are
planning a rally in Victoria
March 22 to press for action on
Women's rights.
To finance the organization
of the rally, the women's office
Hot flashes
is selling buttons publicizing the
rally for $1 each.
The buttons are available all
day in the women's office, SUB
230. Information on the rally
itself is also available.
Ulster
Why is Northern Ireland
aflame?
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Tween classes
If you want to find out the
answer, history prof Giovanni
Costigan of the University of
Washington will speak at noon
Monday in Buch. 100 on the
tragedy of Northern Ireland.
No Molotov cocktails, please.
DECORATE WITH PRINTS
TODAY
CHINESE CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Sihgspiration   and   election,   noon,
.    SUB 205.
PRE-DENTAL SOC
Very special meeting. All members
please attend, noon, IRC 1; clinic
tour, 7:30 p.m., 659 Clyde Ave.,
West Vancouver (behind
Woodward's parking lot).
GAY PEOPLE OF UBC
Dance, summer office, cycle trip,
noon, SUB 224.
UBC WOMEN'S OFFICE
Women's Rally For Action buttons
now   available,   all  day,  SUB   230.
FRIDAY
COMMITTEE FOR A
DEMOCRATIC UNIVERSITY
Open steering committee on board
of i governors   firings,   noon,   AMS
executive office.
THE CENTRE COFFEEHOUSE
Native Indian singing, dancing and
folklore and local musicians, 8:30
p.m. to 1 a.m., Lutheran campus
centre.
on    archaeological
and   old,   8  p.m.,
ALLIANCE  FRANCAISE
Conference   sur    I'art   de   Georges
St .-Pierre    donnee    par    Jeannette
Baillaut,   midi trente,  International
House 402.
UBC THUNDERBIRD HOCKEY
'Birds    versus    West    Germany,    9
p.m., Cable 10 television.
BAHA'I CLUB
Talk   on   Baha'i   faith,  noon,  Gage
182.
CLASSICS CLUB
C.    Edmonson
discoveries   new
Lasserre 102.
SKYDIVING CLUB
General    meeting.    New    members
welcome, noon, SUB 215.
UBC WOMEN'S OFFICE
Women's Rally For Action buttons
available, all day, SUB 230.
CHINESE VARSITY CLUB
Spring Thaw, with  Orient Express,
raffle,  bumping,  fun,  9  p.m. to 1
a.m., SUB party room.
YOUTH  INTERNATIONAL
Getting     your     tods     (sic)     ready
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Largest Selection
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5 — Coming  Events
MERCURY POISONING in Canada,
Grassy Narrows Indian Reserve plus
the film. "Minamato," Thursday,
March 11, Buch.  100, 3:30 p.m.
VANCOUVER-WIDE "Growth Conference—"Gettting Your Tools Ready,"
Saturday, March 13th, 9 a.m. to 5
p.m., St. Mfatthias, 49th & Cambie
(1   block   west).
DR. BUNDOLO TODAY. S.U.B. Theatre
12:30.   Its   FREE!
"CONSORT WITH the followers of all
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URGENT FEMALE GRADUATE student
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WANTED — May through August Rental for visiting faculty member
wife and child. Bicycle or bus to
U.B.C. Prefer furnished, two storey
with basement. Katz, 4551 NE 41st,
Seattle, Washington 98105. (206) 522-
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ONE     PERSON    to share    ftoiuNbdrm.
house   on   campus with   three   guys.
Non cig. smoker, $187.50. 224-1519.
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SPACES    IN    DOUBLE   ROOMS   for   the
rest of this term are available in
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Why not give living in residence a
try? Come in to the Housing Administration Building or phone 228-2811
for  more  information.
EAGLE BEAVER Mar 17th with Ken
McGoohan, Derek MacNeil, Anne
Marie Griffin, Glen Sherman. Tickets
AMS — Noontunes.
25 — Instruction
TAI CHI CHUAN for health and self-
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30 — Jobs
ORIENTAL languages an advantage.
Part-time editorial researcher required for short periodic assignments during summer by private
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228-8082 before Sunday.
UNIQUE AQUATICS
OPPORTUNITY
Staff are now being hired for cooperative staffing of two pools in
the Central Interior of the province. We are seeking well trained, highly dedicated and motivated
people. Applicants should possess
one or more specialties in aquatics
(skin diving, water polo, etc.) which
they would be responsible for offering in both communities. Positions
are for the period May 1 to Sept 6.
Apply to: Bruce Curtis, c/o 5885
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5 and 7 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Applications accepted to March 19,
interviews beginning Sat., March 13.
30 — Jobs (Continued)
NOONTUNES   —    JOANI    TAYLOR   —
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Coleman, Blaine Wikjord and Rene
Worst.
35 — Lost
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224-6391.
GREEN LOOSELEAF BINDER. Contained Economics 345 notes. Lost in
region of Sedgewick, Buchanan or
Bookstore. If found please phone
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ATTRACTIVE HOSTESS wanted. Call
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50 — Rentals
ATTRACTIVE SEMINAR ROOMS to rent
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65 — Scandals
SPRING SKIING! Cabin at Whistler.
Cozy, very warm, $10 nite. Available
weekends, call Alan, 874-6771.
SUBFILMSOC presents (believe it or
not) a movie. It's called THE GREAT
GATSBY (with Robert Redford and
Mia Farrow) and it's great! Thur. &
Sun. 7:00. Fri. & Sat. 7:00 and 9:30
in SUB Aud. 75c & AMS card.
TUES. MAR. 16, 12:30 — Pied Pumpkin String Ensemble — Joe Mock,
Rick Scott, Shari Ulrick. Tickets
AMS   Noontunes.
70 — Services
EXPERIENCED MATH TUTOR will
coach 1st year. Calculus, etc. Evenings. Individual instruction on a
one-to-one basis. Phone: 733-3844. 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. dally.
CUSTOM CABINETRY & woodworking.
Renovations, additions, new contraction done anywhere. Guranteed work,
free   estimates.   689-3394.
80 — Tutoring
FLUENT    FRENCH    TUTOR    available.
Please  phone   Maryse,  261-8586.
85 — Typing
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THE       UBYSSEY
Page 7
VAN DER KAMP
exits smiling
—doug field photo
Open council urged
From page 1
delivered his final report on the
status of society finances for the
year 1975-76.
The figures showed the AMS
council ended the year in the black
with total receipts of $1,404,046 and
total disbursements of $1,215,095.
Van Blarcom read a motion from
the floor which resolved that:
". . .the AMS actively oppose any
and all. . .political interference in
the affairs of UBC or any other
post-secondary institution. . . ."
The motion referred to the firing
of Bing Thom and Clive Lytle, two
members of the UBC board of
governors who were dismissed
March 5 by education minister Pat
McGeer. The pair were about half
way through their three-year
terms.
Big Blockers to celebrate
selves at fete here tonight
On Friday the Harlem Globetrotters will be putting in their
popular show at the Pacific
Coliseum,        playing their
professional straight men, the New
York Nationals.
Thirty years ago they attempted
to use the UBC Thunderbird
basketball squad as fall guys.
However, the script was all
wrong — the 'Birds won 42-38, one
of the few losses the Globetrotters
have ever absorbed.
Tonight at the annual athletic
awards banquet, the Big Block
dinner, members of the Bob
, Osborne-coached team will
reunite. Harry Franklin, Harry
Kermode, Hunk Henderson, Ritchie Nicol, Sandy Robertson, Reg
Clarkson and our very own gift to
the people of B.C., Pat McGeer, all
plan to attend.
The 63rd annual awards banquet
and alumni reunion of former
Thunderbird athletes will be held
at 7:30 p.m. at the faculty club.
Dr. Peter Grantham, former
UBC rugby great, will be guest
speaker. Frank Gnup will be the
master of ceremonies. Grantham
was a member of the fabulous
'Bird teams of the mid-fifties and
was named to numerous B.C. Rep
sides. He is now recognized as one
of Canada's leaders in sports
medicine.
The program will include the
induction of new winners into the
Big Block Club, an honor given to
those who have performed well on
the various varsity teams. There
will be 59 athletes from 18 sports
inducted tonight.
In addition, recognition will be
given to those who have performed
at the national and international
level.
The program will be highlighted
with the presentation of the Bob
Gaul trophy to the outstanding
graduating athlete.
Tickets may be picked up at the
UBC athletic office or at the door.
Prices are $8 for students and
$15 for alumni.
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March 12th
9:45-10:45
Winter Sports Centre
Members &
Guests Welcome
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Travel by train.
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Goose Creekers upset
Bungling bumps band
Confusion and indecision on the
part of just about everyone concerned led to the replacement of
the country rock band Goose Creek
Symphony by the hard rock
Trooper at Wednesday's Alma
Mater Society general meeting.
There were a variety of explanations offered late Wednesday
for the bungling, none of which
matched, but all of which had one
or two things in common.
It goes something like this.
Interference hit by AMS
From page 1
occasional "public input"
meetings around trie province,
with most regular meetings behind
closed doors.
But Helliwell said he interprets
the act as requiring the council to
meet publicly on most occasions
and only behind closed doors when
discussing personnel and unusual
problems. "That would be my
interpretation but I'm certainly not
a lawyer," he said.
Helliwell said he wants students
to pay a larger portion of post-
secondary education costs through
increased tuition fees or a service-
obligation attached to their,
education.
He said he doesn't have a
"dollars and cents cost" about how
much fees should be raised, but
remarked students should incur "a
debt of a year or so to repay
society."
He said that debt could repaid in
cash or through "some time of
service to the community."
Helliwell said he isn't aware of
the backgrounds of two UBC board
of governors fired by the Socred
government and could not judge
whether McGeer was correct in
revoking their appointments
before their terms had ended. Bing
Thom and Clive Lytle were fired
last week by cabinet order-in-
council.
"I would hope a government of
whatever political bent would
hopefully have the public interest
in mind first and foremost and not
make public appointments on a
political basis," he said.
The AMS approached a local
booking agency about three weeks
ago asking that a group be
provided for the March 10 general
meeting.
Goose Creek got the nod for the
engagement but stated that unless
certain arrangements could be
made, the group could not perform.
With almost three weeks still to
go before performance date the
matter was never cleared up.
Meanwhile, more than 1,000
posters were printed and
distributed around campus advertising Goose Creek as the
feature attraction at Wednesday's
noon meeting.
It was only last Friday that
everyone discovered no firm
commitment had been made.
Goose Creek manager George
Laibe said Wednesday he is
worried his group's reputation will
suffer as a result of the confusion.
AMS vice-president Dave Van
Blarcom said Wednesday he attaches no specific blame for the
misunderstanding on Goose Creek.
"I wouldn't say it's their fault
and apologize to them if they're
upset about it," he said. Page 8
THE      UBYSSEY
Thursday, March 11, 1976
Native Indian speaker charges
'White transient workers running NWT'
Transient workers are controlling the government and
resource development of the
Northwest Territories, a NWT
citizen charged Tuesday.
Nellie Cournoyea, a land claims
negotiator, made the statement to
about 75 students at a noon-hour
meeting at the Lutheran campus
centre.
"Most of the white men who go
up to the Northwest Territories to
work, only remain there about 18 to
24 months," she said. "Yet this
group of non-native people has
controlled the government and
resource development of the NWT
to date."
Cournoyea and Charlie Furlong,
representative of the Mackenzie
River valley Indians, suggested
two solutions to the problem:
o people should be required to
live in the NWT for 10 years before
they are permitted to vote in
elections (three months of
residency for municipal elections,
and six months for federal elections, are now required); and
e the federal government should
respond to the native people's land
claims by the end of May.
The main points in the native
land claims proposal, presented to
the government in February are:
o that native people retain their
hunting, fishing and trapping
rights;
o a three per cent royalty, to be
given to natives, be tacked on to
resource development profits; and
© the native people should be
given a stronger, direct voice in
running their land.
Cournoyea and Furlong explained that the population of the
NWT is comprised of three distinct
ethnic groups, the Inuit (Eskimos),
the Dene (Indians), and the non-
natives.
The present population of the
Inuit is about 13,500, most of them
living in central and eastern NWT.
Their land claim consists of 750,000
square miles of land and 800,000
square miles of water area.
The Dene people, descendents of
the five original Indian tribes of the
NWT, have a current population of
17,000. Their traditional lands lie
along the Mackenzie valley, where
the proposed pipeline would go.
The Dene want 450,000 square
miles of land including the
Mackenzie valley area.
"We are not being greedy,"
Cournoyea said. "All we want is
the property rights over the lands
which the native people have
traditionally used and occupied
from time immemorial."
"We are not separatist, and we
are not against development. All
we are asking is for native land
claims before development."
"Our land is not for sale ... we
don't want any cash settlement,"
she said.
"We want our environment to
remain in a stable position, so that
our children will have stability in
their lives."
"What is most important to us is
our land," she said.
"In the coming weeks, people
will be speculating about cash —
the Inuit are not interested in cash.
The Inuit want their land to grow
as a part of Canada, and not as a
colonist state."
"We are not asking for much. We
just want to keep up with the rest of
Canada," Cournoyea said.
Furlong, who represents the 25
communities of Metis, non-status
and status Indians, said the Dene's
land claim proposal will be given to
the federal government Nov. 1.
"The Dene people know they own
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They also want native land claims
before development," he said.
Many of the Dene don't work,
Furlong said, but those who do,
work for the government or the oil
companies.
"The government has put in
many regional liquor stores. In
order that we have more social
programs, the government must
sell more liquor," he said.
Furlong also talked about
Supreme Court judge Tom Berger,
the government-appointed one-
man commission investigating the
effects of the proposed pipeline on
the lifestyle and environment of
the native peoples.
"In order to give the native
people a chance to speak out, the
government sent Berger up there,
and boy, they may regret it now.
He's doing too good a job.
"Berger is now in his second
year . . . and he has sat in every
community and listened to every
person that speaks to him," he
said.
The Dene told Berger they want
no pipeline until land settlements
are made, Furlong said. They want
time to develop their claims, set up
programs, and educate their
people.
Berger will be in Vancouver in
mid-May, and both land  claims
spokespersons urged submissions
from Lower Mainland residents
who care about the future of the
North.
Furlong also explained the
people responsible for administering the law in the NWT.
"There is an NWT commissioner
who is appointed by the federal
government, as well as a 15-man
native territorial council.
"But it is essentially a colonial
government, because the commissioner has veto power on
everything said by the elected
council. The council acts as an
advisory    body    to    the    commissioner," he said.
Cournoyea and Furlong will also
go to Edmonton and Calgary to
voice their concerns. Their tour is
funded by a federal government
loan, as are other similar tours
across southern Canada.
"We're very basic people,"
Cournoyea said, "and the North is
a hard land to live in. If it hadn't
been for the people in the South and
the Americans, who want all this
oil and gas, we wouldn't be in the
position we are in today."
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