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Array Andersen's presidential push gaining steam
SEATTLE — Illinois representative John
Anderson arrived here Saturday for a seven
hour blitz of campaigning before Tuesday's
presidential caucus meetings. He came
unaccompanied. Only a handful of supporters greeted him at the airport. And in
this era of megabuck campaign funds,
Anderson admitted he only had $15,000 for
the entire Washington state campaign.
But when Anderson spoke at the University of Washington that sunny Saturday
afternoon more than 3,000 people, mostly
students, flooded an open field to hear the
man the media says can't possibly win.
The turnout stunned Anderson
organizers. It was the largest gathering of
Anderson's burgeoning campaign — and it
was by far the largest assembly for a
political event at the campus since the antiwar demonstrations of the early '70s.
It's all part of what the UW student
newspaper The Daily calls "An-
dersonmania" — an engulfing phenomenon as Anderson stakes his bid for the
presidency on the college vote's new-found
love for him as the latest messiah of
American politics.
A phenomenon it is. As late as two weeks
ago, Anderson was a virtual nonentity, in
Washington state as well as most of the
U.S. But support has been gushing forth
since his stunning near-victories in the Vermont caucus and Massachusetts primary,
where he snatched about a third of the
Republican vote.
'Anderson's string of successes lengthened Tuesday night when he made a strong
showing at the state-wide Republican
caucus meetings, virtually sweeping the
Seattle precincts and enraging old-line conservative Republicans who felt cheated by
the unprecedented appearance of
Democrats and independents backing
The sudden support has been astounding.
When campus backers called an organizational meeting for the Anderson campaign,
they expected no more than 25 volunteers.
Almost 300 showed up, baffling organizers
unprepared to deal with the influx.
While Anderson's strong showing in New
England gave his campaign an immense
boost, it has been his ability to successfully
juggle his stance as a social liberal and fiscal
conservative that is attracting the attention
of the university and college crowd.
The Anderson leaflet distributed on campus lists four issues: his national energy
program (which the New York Times has
described as the most comprehensive of any
candidate); women's rights (he favors the
Equal Rights Amendment and freedom of
choice on abortion); government spending
(calling for massive cuts in spending and a
balanced budget by 1982); and civil rights.
Anderson has also been quick to realize
the importance of wooing the student vote.
He received his loudest applause at the
Saturday university rally when he spoke
against the draft.
"I am opposed to registration and the
draft, not because I think this generation of
Americans is any less patriotic than the one
I belong to," he said. "But I would say to
president Carter that we ought to look at
the cause and not the effect."
An obviously jubilant Anderson, buoyed
by the thunderous ovations and spontaneous applause, ended his speech by calling on UW students to make "another blin-
ANDERSON . . . thrills students
Vol. LXM, No.JB C2~
Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, March13,1980
Dean doubts
Godiva will
be halted
The Lady Godiva ride and the
Red Rag might appear again next
year, according to applied science
dean Martin Wedepohl.
The engineering undergraduate
society's recent statement on the
two controversial events was weak
enough to arouse doubts of its sincerity, he said Wednesday.
"I would have been more optimistic if the statement had read
that the last Godiva ride had taken
place. I was somewhat concerned
by the fact that the statement said
that neither Godiva or the Red Rag
would be continued in its present
form," he said.
The statement also said the EUS
will aim to produce more professional publications and will try to
improve relations with the university community.
But Wedepohl said he is not sure
how the EUS will accomplish their
goals and answering that question
"would be like asking me to look
into a crystal ball."
He added the fact that the announcement came after this year's
Godiva ride was "unfortunate."
"I would have viewed it (the EUS
statement) as much more positive if
it had occurred before the Godiva
ride and the appearance of the Red
Rag," he said.
The statement was an attempt to
convince Wedepohl to attend the
EUS annual ball he said he would
boycott because of the Red Rag and
the ride, he added.
Attending the ball would be condoning the EUS activities including
the two events of which he strongly
disapproves,-he said.
"The time sequence was the
wrong one for me to change my opinion (about going to the ball). As
far as I was concerned, I saw nothing in the statement to change my
Marlea Haugen, Alma Mater Society vice-president and EUS
member, said she agreed the statement concerning the controversial
event is ambiguous.
"Basically I don't think that
there is anything really earth-
shattering in it, but I think that the
intentions in it are really positive
and it's a good move," she said.
Council calls
for hearing
- matt king photo
WRATH OF GOD collects behind unwary student who had spent
unrighteous day thinking evil thoughts of diabolical practices after reading
subversive campus rag. Avenging angel soon appeared to punish sinner by
reading her collected thoughts of George Hermanson, transcending her
sexuality beyond genitals.
Student council voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to demand
the Canadian Radio and Television
Commission hold a hearing to investigate charges of racism levelled
against the W5 television program.
But council defeated a motion to
condemn undergraduate societies at
UBC which engage in racist or
discriminatory activities.
The W5 program "The Campus
Giveaway", aired on CTV last
September, claimed one student in
10 in B.C. was a foreign student
and persistently portrayed Chinese-
Canadians as foreign students.
But statistics compiled for the
show say only 4.4 per cent of B.C.
students are foreign, a member of a
UBC group protesting the show
told council.
Phil Calvert of the UBC subcommittee of the ad hoc Chinese
Benevolent Association committee
against W5 also showed council a
videotape of the program, stopping
the tape several times to identify
Canadians who were portrayed as
foreign students. In every case the
students were Chinese-Canadians.
"There are 85 medical students
studying on visa in Canada, not 400
as W5 claimed. Sixty-six of those
are American," Calvert told council.
W5 also said 10 to 30 per cent of
a University of Toronto pharmacology class consisted of foreign
students, yet U of T has no visa
students whatsoever, Calvert said.
He added W5 had claimed there
are 100,000 foreign students in
Canada, but a letter to CTV from
the president of the Association of
Univesities and Colleges stated
there   were   only   50,000   foreign
Sexism bared at Dalhousie
HALIFAX — Students at a Dalhousie University
men's residence raffled off a female stripper at a recent
And that was after an engineers' "stag and stein"
night was deemed "a slap in the face" to women and
was cancelled.
The engineers had originally scheduled a strip show
but protest by human rights and women's groups on
campus forced its cancellation, said organizers. And
now campus activists are up in arms over the presence
of a stripper at the party.
Education professor Toni Laidlaw said she is
dismayed at the residents' behaviour in view of the
protest over the engineers' proposed bash.
"I'm just wondering why they did it," she said.
"Weren't they aware of the whole question with the
Laidlaw was one of the people behind the protest
against the engineers' event. "It exploits the women
doing it and is a slap in the face of all women," she
Christine Ball-MacKean, president of the Dalhousie
women's faculty organization, said the engineering
society's desire to bring in strippers reflects a more
widespread problem of sexism at Dalhousie.
Laidlaw said she is annoyed at the lack of student
response to the two incidents.
"The thing that bothers me the most is why aren't
students getting upset? We just can't keep speaking
out alone. The students have to start speaking out
A mens' residence council spokesman said the council did not know a stripper would be at the March 8
"This is the first time that a stripper has ever been
brought in," he said. The party was private and not
sanctioned by the council, he added.
students in 1979. Only 18,000 were
at the post-secondary level, the letter stated.
Council moved to send a letter to
the CRTC supporting the CBA
committee's call for a hearing and
also moved to ask the Alma Mater
Society donations committee to investigate contributing funds to the
CBA effort.
But later in the meeting council
defeated a motion calling for official condemnation of any AMS
subsiduary organization involved in
racist, sexist, discriminatory or illegal practices.
In other action, council received
Tuesday's student court judgement
declaring the arts undergraduate
society's student council representative election invalid. Last year's
representatives will remain on council until new elections are held.
Council passed a motion to have
the AMS elections committee
oversee the AUS election, to be held
by the end of March.
Arts representative Brian Roach
charged the motion interfered in the
undergraduate society's affairs and
did not give the AUS time to correct
its election procedures in a new constitution.
"We must have a new constitution before an election can be held.
The previous one, dated 1966, is
well out of date," Roach said.
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But not you. Because if you took
the time to read this far you're
prime journalistic material. You
can brush aside the taunts and insults you'll receive this Friday in the
firm knowledge you are one of the
Elect, one of the chosen. We'll
teach you what an em ruler is and
even tell you about things like CUP,
ledes and libel. But maybe you
know about this stuff already. If so,
come on up and match wits with us.
Come on. We dare you. Page 2
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Board 'misleads' public over park
UBC's board of governors is
misleading the public with incomplete and biased facts on the
research park, student politician
Marty Lund charged Wednesday.
In a statement published in the
administration's newsletter, the
board avoided certain key issues
that have been subjects of dispute in
the research park controversy, said
Lund, student research park committee chair.
The statement does not specify
the types of research the university
will allow in the park, the park
Charges that the Walter Gage
residence standard's committee is
prejudiced, unfair and unjust were
denied by the committee chair
Murray Blok said the committee
acted with justification when dealing with two residents accused of
disturbing peace in the residence by
throwing beer bottles down a
"We busted our asses off working on it is all I can say. We worked
hard and it was not an easy decision," said Blok.
But the committee falsely accused
Rob MacDonald and Rob Edwards
of the act and later evicted a student
who confessed to the crime but only
after the two appeared before the
standards committee.
And one resident called the committee, "the worst . . . I've ever
seen." Sandy Correia charged the
committee worked entirely with circumstantial evidence that lead to
the incorrect decision.
"They won't even admit that
they're wrong. This is the worst
handling of a case I've seen because
they evicted those two without any
evidence whatsoever," she said.
The committee found MacDonald and Edwards guilty and set
an eviction date for Feb. 26, she
said. The day before they were to
leave the decision was reversed
when one of their quad mates admitted to the crime.
Another Gage resident, Joanna
Chad wick, said the committee was
"arrogant" and criticized its
members for "making up its mind
before hearing the evidence."
Chadwick, a quad mate of committee member Jane Woltersdorff
said after Edwards and MacDonald
were cleared of the charges
Woltersdorff said they were "lucky
to get away."
"Jane said they were lucky they
didn't get kicked out, so I asked her
why. She said 'because they wasted
our time.' "
Chadwick said the original committee's decision was based entirely
on circumstantial evidence and had
no real proof MacDonald and Edwards were guilty.
But Blok said there was physical
evidence indicating the two were
"I don't see any gross injustice
when you have physical evidence
which points to a particular quad
and the only two people found in
that quad were evasive and abusive.
That is certainly a cause for suspicion," he said.
Edwards termed the standard's
decision and investigation "a
"I think it was a farce to start
with. They assumed we did it and
acted on that basis. They were looking for somebody to put the blame
on and we were the scape goats."
board of management's composition or the amount the university
plans to charge for research park
land, he said.
And Lund said the statement
misses key points included in an official board document he obtained
that outlined the university's detailed guidelines for the research park's
development. They include:
• a university decision agreeing
to limit UBC's participation to only
half the members of the park's
management committee;
• a proposed land rental rate of
only $1,000 per year; and;
• a guarantee the university will
consider expanding the park onto
UBC lands between TRIUMF and '
Marine Drive.
Administration vice-president
Erich Vogt denied any knowledge
of the detailed guidelines but said
the university might consider expanding the park. "That wouldn't
surprise me," he said.
Lund said the board's statement
is a flack piece and a sales job.
"They're not being honest and up
front about it," he said. "They've
been acting as salespeople and pro
moters for it instead of informing
the public.
"The board has admitted to their
responsibility to inform the public,
but they are being selective in the information they are releasing. It is an
insignificant step."
Vogt said he has not read the
board statement but added he
welcomes it as an invitation for
public input. "I think the university
has always welcomed public input.
The present effort may very well
have some effect."
And Vogt said massive public
reaction might change the university's position on the research park.
"The university always listens very
well," he said. "The university has
always paid attention to the
But Lund said he doubts the
university will act on public input,
and added he doubts the board's
published statement will encourage
many people to express their opinions on the research park.
"I don't think there will be much
interest from people to write letters
when there won't be much attention
paid to them," he said.
UNDERGROUND WALKWAY which will eventually allow students to
cross under freeway being built where 16th Ave. now plies its weary way
through newly created mudflats shows light at end of tunnel of future,
revealing how endowment lands will look when development plans of ad-
- barry gordon photo
ministration are implemented, turning UBC into concrete jungle where
walking on grass will be replaced by sauntering along iron artificial caves.
Such is progress, advancing inexorably back to days of troglydites.
U.S. cracks down on student loan defaulters
SEATTLE — U.S. government
agencies are exchanging information in an effort to catch up with
student loan defaulters.
"The (U.S.) office of education
has a link with the social security
administration," J. Adam Maestas,
University of Washington financial
aid director, said Tuesday. "And
with the aid of social security
numbers they'll be able to find the
"They'll be able to tell us where
his (a loan defaulter's) last
paycheck was from."
Maestas said he is unsure how the
legal complications were handled by
the education office and social
security administration. (A privacy
bill prevents government agencies
from releasing personal information, even to other government
agencies. But a social security administration representative told The
Ubyssey in February that the agency would release personal information to help the U.S. government
track down draft evaders living in
But an education office
spokesman said Tuesday his agency
has no arrangement with the social
security administration to get information on loan defaulters. "I don't
believe it's through the social
security administration," said
Phillips Rockefeller, director of the
education office's Seattle student
loan office. "But he (Maestas) may
know something that I don't
And universities have agreed to
provide each other with loan
records of defaulting students,
Maestas said. He added that the
University of Washington will be
able to find out a transfering student's loan payment record. "We
check the student out a lot more
carefully than before," he said,
"and we share information with the
other institutions."
Students who have defaulted on
loans or been excessively late making payments, either at the University of Washington or other institutions, will no longer be eligible for
further aid, Maestas said.
"We consider him (a loan
defaulter) a bad risk and we don't
give him any loan money."
Maestas also said the university
will no longer be reluctant to track
down student loan defaulters and
recover the money owed. "There
was a hesitancy to go after
defaulters in the past," he said,
"but now that the federal govern
ment put teeth into the legislation
we can go after them."
And loan defaulters who escape
the university's collection system
will be turned over to the education
office for further action, he said.
"But we would only refer the cases
after we have exhausted our collection efforts."
Rockefeller said his agency's
machinery to carry out the U.S.
government's announced
crackdown on student loan
defaulters is not yet in operation.
"It is in the process of becoming
available," he said. "We have
received some accounts from
various schools. I think the University of Washington was among
Rockefeller said the institutions
will have a choice of two ways of
turning their bad accounts over to
the education office. They will be
able to either refer cases for further
collection or turn them over completely to the federal agency.
If the education office is able to
recover all or part of the defaulted
loan, the money will be returned to
the institution, Rockefeller said.
But if a university turns a case over
to the agency for final disposition
any money recovered will be returned to the U.S. Treasury. "That debt
is then owed to the U.S. government," he said.
Rockefeller said his agency has
an arrangement with federal enforcement agencies to handle extreme cases. "We talked to the
justice department and federal attorneys said that they would
cooperate in bringing these people
on civil charges."
But he said charges would only be
brought if the university decides to
give up on the loan defaulter. He
said the education office will handle
the cases as routine collections "up
to the pioint where it might be appropriate to turn the account over
for litigation."
But Maestas said the university is
unlikely to turn their loan default
cases completely over to the federal
agency. He said if the education office prosecutes the defaulter and
turns the money over to the U.S.
Treasury the university will lose
some of its allotment of loan
"I don't ever foresee us doing
that," he said. "We need the
money to be able to assist other
people." He added the $1,469,918
currently in default on loans issued
by the university would provide
loan money for an additional 1,450
students if the money is recovered. Page 4
Thursday, March 13,1980
Park stance
no surprise
When we first expressed doubts about the grandiose sell-out to private interests that is called
Discovery Park, we were told we were making a lot
out of nothing. There's no way, we were told, the
government and the university administration would
go ahead and push the park through without adequate
public consultation. No way they would sell out the interests of the university. No way would they allow an
open end on park expansion.
Now our doubts have become reality. The board of
governors decision to exclude the public from the
research park committee and allow only letters from
concerned citizens instead of public hearings proves
that it's impossible to be optimistic about the responsibility of the board when it comes to accepting views
from outside its own sterile sanctum.
Nor has the board been acting responsibly concerning the interests of the university. The 52 acres of
prime university land will be leased for $1,000 annually, a small fraction of what even one acre is worth. And
faculty and student affairs vice-president Erich Vogt
happily tells us he's not surprised that allowance is
already being made for expansion of the park onto
more land. Maybe he's happy because the expansion
could bring in, say, another $200 or $300 a year,
though we doubt the university will get so much in
Saddest of all is the performance of our student
representatives on the board. At Wednesday's
meeting of student council, student board representative Anthony Dickinson gave this explanation of the
board's decision to exclude the public from decision
making about the park: "They don't want to have a
hearing, for whatever reason that may be, but they are
going to better publicize their stand."
Dickinson again: "They've asked concerned citizens
to send letters, not just, you know, telling them
they're wrong and all that, they want constructive
criticism and ideas." Fine. As long as the public wants
to give the board a hand with their hatchet job on the
endowment lands, they'll be listened to. If they
disagree, their letters will be ignored if not actually
thrown away.
Perhaps those who represent us should take a walk
through Acadia to 16th Ave. and cross into the forest
that will soon be ripped out to make room for the
playthings of captains of industry. Cathedral-like rainforest, criss-crossed with brooks and resplendent with
silence, will surround them in gentle green.
That's where Discovery Park will be. (Why do they
call it that when what they're going to do is destroy
what is already a park and put up an industrial complex?) That's where, very soon, there will be few trees
and less silence. If the increasingly crowded Vancouver area is going to lose its valuable park land, the
people should have a say, a strong one, in deciding
how and why.
Mostly whip and little miracles for Chileans
A miracle, a miracle cries Jim
Gilchrist, Letters, March 4,
Ubyssey the Chilean leper has been
made whole again. The Keynesian
virus (or was it Marxian) has been
cleansed from the body politic of
Chile by Friedmanite-Pinochet
therapy, or is it an illusion
perpetrated by the Chicago quacks.
Let's take a look at the evidence as
reported by the European press and
the Chilean press using official
Under Allende, inflation did not
exceed 1,000 per cent as Gilchrist
states. Reliable reports put it at
about half of that figure. Still high
by North American standards but
then the Chilean economy was facing pressures to which those
economies have not been subjected.
That is, international embargoes led
by the USA, 'destabilization' as
part of a Nixon-Kissinger plan to
keep Chile free from Marxism, and
economic sabotage by Chilean entrepreneurs for the same purpose.
The demise of the Allende regime
however did not see inflation immediately fall, in fact, at first it
soared  upwards.  The  subsequent
Satire of birth defects is 'degrading'
Has the possibility ever occurred
to you that if you were to report on
campus issues without using
degrading terms to refer to just
about everybody and that if you
didn't publish things like the sick
cartoon on page four of the March
6 Ubyssey (which is degrading to
those of us unfortunate enough to
be born with birth defects) that people might take your objections to
things like the Lady Godiva ride a
little more seriously?
Small wonder you have to plead
with people to get them to work for
T.A. Stevens
arts 4
March 13, 1980
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
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Co-Editors: Heather Conn and Tom Hawthorn
The desert. Where you can't remember your name. You can remember useless information like Man
King'! brain capacity or Julie Wheelwrighf a opinion of narwhals. Verne McDonald tripped over a cac-
tua perched atop which he found Steve McClure in another peyote dream. "You don't need druga in
Seattle," said co-scum Tom Hawthorn aa Glen Sanford tied stones to his head so he could remember
what Erica Leiren had to say about the thing. "The thing?" aaked a puzzled and dried out Peter
Menyasz. "Yea the thing," answered a mystic Heather Conn. "Thafs what we called it back east," she
continued as Kevin Finnegan stuffed aand down his pama. "Kills the crabs you know," claimed the hirsute hibernian aa Gary Brookneld danced in a circle around the coma-stricken body of Geof
Wheelwright. "Ifs all thoee Seconals that he takes in the morning," said Barry Gordon aa the whole
desert diorama folded back and became the Uaed-to-be orifice.
reduction depended heavily upon
spending cutbacks on social, health,
housing and education programs,
massive layoffs among government
employees, and changes in the
methodology of computing the
rate. Inflation however, has not
reached the "low teens" and is running at around 30 per cent per annum.
The claim is that unemployment
is "all but conquered". During the
Allende period unemployment on a
national basis declined from less
than 10 per cent to less than 5 per
cent, but by 1975, under Pinochet,
had climbed to 20 per cent. In Santiago, the capital and less affected
by unemployment, the figures are
16.5 per cent for 1975, 11 per cent
for 1977 and greater than 14 per
cent for 1978. Since 1975
unemployment has been
understated by omitting those who
work under the program of
minimum employment. These make
work projects pay one-third of the
minimum wage. These people can
still be considered as unemployed
and so figures since 1975 must be
increased by 5-6 per cent per year.
In 1979 in poorer districts of Santiago unemployment was as high as
95 per cent. Some conquest.
Purchasing power
Gilchrist claims that the Chicago
boys have put "money back in the
pockets of the citizens" who can
now buy food, clothes, cars and
even gas. Again this claim is hard to
justify. Between 1975 and 1976 it is
estimated that real wages slumped
by about one-third, and that today
Chileans' earning power is about
that of 1970. Purchasing power at
the end of 1978 was still close to 40
per cent less than what it was in
1972. This is in spite of the indexing
of wages to the cost of living.
The result has been a declining
standard of nutrition which has led
to an increased incidence of disease
and other health problems. These in
turn have been exacerbated by a
decline in the delivery of health
care. Among children under 6 years
of age 14 per cent are malnourished. Despite wage levels inadequate
enough to provide for nutrition the
Pinochet regime promotes 'autos
para todos' (cars for everybody).
The cheapest 'economy' car,
however, after the downpayment
costs 5,000 pesos per month. That is
half the monthly salary of a skilled
worker, is close to that of an office
worker, and greatly exceeds that of
people earning the minimum wage.
Whether Chileans can buy gas or
clothes is not very relevant given the
nutritional standards and the inability to purchase the cars.
International trade
Gilchrist implies that the Allende
To err is human
Am amazed at the spelling
mistakes in the March 6 edition.
Judgement "Kane passes" (page
1), embarrass "Godiva event"
(page 4) and there was a third error
which escapes me at the moment.
Could you do something about
students scattering your paper after
reading it? Between papers being
left on the floor and trays of used
dishes left at the tables at SUB 1
come home quite depressed. My
daughter attends Simon Fraser so I
asked her about this situation. She
tells me "anyone taking a tray to a
conveyance is always over 30 years
of age." To me, this is a disgraceful
situation! I dine at Shaughnessy
hospital on occasion. Many of the
diners there can hardly walk yet a
tidier and cleaner place could not be
I find the students of today very
disappointing both on the campus >
and on the bus. I witnessed a man
on crutches left to stand on a bus
while students sat despite the fact
one bench is reserved for the elderly
and the handicapped.
a senior citizen
government placed an embargo on
imports. The evidence is that in fact
the embargo was imposed from outside Chile. There were, it is true,
high tariffs on imported goods but
traditionally the Chilean economy
was protected to encourage industrialization. That is, tariffs were
not only imposed under Allende but
existed during the preceding more
conservative governments.
The Chicago boys have lowered
tariffs and have made it easy for
transnational corporations to
repatriate profits and capital. The
result has been that the country has
been flooded with cheap luxury
goods such as Scotch, but now the
gross foreign debt is above $7
billion. Servicing the debt takes 38
per cent of the countries export earnings. This is the highest at any time
in the history of Chile, and causes
doubt about planned development
goals. Furthermore the policies
have not achieved economic diversification, and erratically priced
primary products are still the major
exports. Since the coup 90 per cent
of total foreign investment has gone
into 14 mining projects. Other sectors of the economy are still small
and the price of copper dominates
economic performance. These and
related problems cause doubt about
the future of the Chilean econom
and the welfare of Chileans.
We find it hard, therefore, to accept Gilchrist's view that a new
economic dawn has risen over
Chile. We also find his lack of concern for the costs resulting from the
loss of democratic and human
rights difficult to understand.
Finally his inaccurate statements,
made to score academic points, only reinforces an illusion of well-
being when the reality for most
Chileans has been mostly whip and
very little miracle.
committee for the defence
of human rights in Chile Thursday, March 13, 1980
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'Housing a flop'
The housing administration's
proposal to convert Gage low-rise
into a hotel demonstrates once
again their preoccupation with profits and numbers instead of student
needs. Mr. Davis plans to sacrifice 3
per cent of the student residences
for the benefit of the other 97 per
cent, however that 3 per cent
represents accommodation for 104
students; accommodation which
can't be replaced either on or off
campus. Gage low-rise is the only
residence which readily accepts
married students without children
and in Vancouver itself the 0.2 per
cent vacancy rate makes suitable
housing extremely scarce. If mar-
Davis scheme
The purpose of this article is to
bring to attention certain
misleading statements made by
Michael Davis, director of student
housing, in his letter of Feb. 5,
1980, to The Ubyssey.
Mr. Davis termed his meeting
with low-rise residents a
"preliminary discussion". We saw
it as being no less than an
ultimatum. That is, our choices
were either 1) conversion of Gage
low-rise into a hotel or 2) an immediate increase in residence fees.
One might question Mr. Davis'
sincerity in desiring student input,
as we were given only one week's
notice of the meeting. No written
information was available before
the meeting which might have
enabled us to offer alternatives or
contest his proposal with facts. The
meeting itself was unproductive.
Although student suggestions and
questions were brought forward,
Mr. Davis did not acknowledge
them or respond in a positive manner.
Two points must be made regarding Mr. Davis' allegation that
residence fees would have to be increased by 50 per cent increase in
residence fees only ($450) and not in
food service fees as well, which
would be an additional $450.
Secondly, the statement that
residence fees would have to be increased by 50 per cent is misleading.
Mr. Davis said he expected low-rise
as a hotel to earn $60,000 a year net
profit. He estimates renovation
costs at $8-10 million. Therefore,
assuming renovation costs of $9
million low-rise as a hotel would
have to be run for 150 years to
generate this sum!
In contrast, let us look at the
revenue that would be generated by
a 50 per cent increase: placing the
number of residents in the four
residences at 3,808-4,000, an increase of $450 for students in
Totem and Vanier, plus and increase of $500 for Gage high-rise
and $550 for Gage low-rise
residents, would result in a total of
$1,544,400. With a 50 per cent increase, the $9 million for renovations would be raised in 50 years.
To compare a system designed to
generate $9 million over 150 years
with one designed to generate $9
million over six years is ridiculous.
Mr. Davis was simply making sen-
sationalistic statements on the
assumption that people would un-
questioningly accept what he said.
Concerned low-rise residents
challenge Mr. Davis' proposal as
unacceptable 1) both as a feasible
economic scheme for developing
revenue and 2) in the removal of affordable, on-campus housing for 23
couples as well as 60 senior and
graduate students who require a
quiet, private work environment.
Laura Halieran and
concerned low-rise residents
tied people do manage to find a vacant apartment to rent or lease considerations put it out of their reach.
Many married students are
dependent upon the availability of
inexpensive housing to be able to
continue going to school. Converting Gage low-rise into a hotel
doesn't simply mean the elimination of a student residence — it
means a diminution of married
students' — opportunities to finish
their education.
Mr. Davis plans to eliminate this
vital residence yet he cannot even be
certain that the hotel would make
money or that the proposed renovations to Vanier and Totem Park
would actually increase their occupancy rates. The major complaints at these residences are food
and noise but the money generated
by the hotel would not be used to
alleviate these problems.
The success of the hotel itself is
equally uncertain. Is it really very
likely that visiting professors and
government researchers on expense
accounts will want to stay in low-
rise unless there are some major
(and expensive) renovations? It
seems likely that a hotel would
channel more funds away from
renovation projects than it would
contribute after the expense of new
carpets, drapes and the cost of running a hotel are calculated.
If Mr. Davis does manage to convince visiting professors and lecturers that the low-rise would be a
nice place to stay, UBC lacks the
entertainment and dining facilities
to make people want to come back.
The food services cafeteria is hardly
known for its gourmet cooking and
as for entertainment, many visitors
may not find the idea of downing a
few beer at the Pit a particularly
relaxing way to spend an evening
(no offence to the good people
there). For many people visiting the
campus, UBC is simply too far
away from the centre of Vancouver
with its restaurants and other
facilities to make it a desirable place
to stay.
The conversion of low-rise into a
hotel will disrupt the student community within Gage towers; do the
people in Gage really want hockey
and football teams staying within
earshot or wandering through the
towers? Parking, already scarce
around the towers, may also
become a problem as hotel guests
and their cars arrive on campus.
Converting Gage low-rise into a
hotel won't solve any of the problems, financial or otherwise, of the
housing administration but it will
create financial hardship for those
married students who will be left
without a place to live and it will
create problems within the Gage
community itself.
Rick and Laurie Wilson
Gage low-rise residents
UBC hard to open
I would like to wish Dr. Charles
Culling and his organizers a very
successful health sciences open
house this coming Friday and
I know from personal experience
that organizing an open house is
quite a job. It is however rewarding
and I hope many people take advantage of this opportunity to see a
part of UBC.
Geoff Smith
Week redundant
Isn't arts week rather redundant
this year? After all, we have already
had women's week and gay week.
Rod Pearce
applied science 2
and 93 others
SUB  ART  GALLERY . . . spacious   ideal  location  for  artsy lounge
Dump art gallery for funtime lounge
artist n. One who practises one of the fine arts, esp.
painting; one who makes his craft a fine art (artist in
words, etc.); artiste; (Austral., N.Z.) devotee (usu. w.
definging wd; booze artist )-'s proof, copy of engraving
taken for the artist and valued as fresher than ordinary
copies; - hence -ry (5) n. (f.F. artiste f. It. artista (art
ART2; see -ist))
The student gallery is being used by a minority of
students. The space should be a lounge. We need a
lounge. It's a good location, it's spacious, and it's a
facility which all students could enjoy. I don't see what
the problem is. I mean, you people can still put art up
on the walls. The room will be decorated with art. You
people should be happy about that.
Don't you think that a university should be a place
which allows students who are serious about art to
carry on their exploration with as little restriction as
possible? Don't you think that a university is a place
where an art student may experiment freely with his artistic concepts? You don't seem to realize that not
every artist makes art which goes on the wall. Converting the art gallery into a lounge would be a great
restriction on this freedom. The students on campus
would see only a fraction of what is possible in art.
artless a. Not resulting from or displaying art; clum
sy; guileless, ingenuous; hence -ly2 adv., -ness n. (f.
ART2 2-less)
We understand that the cost of plumbing, ventilation and electrical work would cost about $10,000. We
have also been told that once the new lounge is fully
furnished and supplied with bar equipment the cost
would be an additional $35-60,000. This is a total of
$45-75,000. The money you are using is student
money, and we understand that it is possible to act
upon the conversion of the gallery to a lounge without
a referendum. We must act responsibly on this issue.
We must pause for a moment and think about how this
decision will affect the students in the future. Will this
be a compromise which will further damage the existing hostilities and misconceptions about art? Are we
truly considering the priorities? What will happen to
art in the future.
As I see it, the students want a lounge. The students
need a lounge. It's a good location, it's spacious, and
it's a facility which all students could enjoy. The
students who come in here to drink will be happy and
we'll be making money. Let's face it, with all this wall
space the place will be full of art.
Merike Talve
arts 2 (art history)
Dot represents
land occupied by
mining (.013%)
The dot
on the map
that's worm
billions to B.G
On a map of B.C., you'd have a hard time making out the area taken up by our
various mining operations ... because all of B.C.'s mines together account for
only .013% of our provincial land surface.
By way of comparison, provincial roads and highways take up roughly ten times
that amount of land, and saleable forest reserves occupy 20% of the land.
While mining is a relatively small speck on the map, it looms large in economic
terms. It is B.C.'s second largest industry ... and contributes about a billion
dollars each year to the provincial economy. That total is made up of mining
payrolls, the purchase of materials and services, plus taxes and dividends. Each
year the mines of the Placer group ... Craigmont, Gibraltar and Endako ...
contribute more than $100 million by themselves.
They are part of an industry that may be the biggest little enterprise B.C. ever had!
Thursday, March 13,198C
Ride needs brain not brawn
The solution to the Lady Godiva problem is simple.
Without the support of one key person, the ride cannot possibly take place! That person is the "Lady"
herself. The women's groups and other protestors of
the ride should not only be questioning the morality of
the engineers involved, but also of the female who
makes it all possible. What does she think of the situation? Does she realize what she's doing to her sisters
when she accepts the ride? Does she care? Are those
against the ride infringing on the rights of women who
freely choose to be subjects of sexuality, ridicule and
public display?
I'm against the ride, but I'm also against some of the
current politics for getting rid of it, which seem to involve more brawn than brain. It will take a heavy hand
indeed to squash the antics of a group of high-energy
engineers, although I don't doubt that it's possible.
Gears 'exhibit spirit'
The anti-EUS stand presently taken by the "student" newspaper under the guise of women's rights
would remove much diversion and levity from an increasingly mundane campus. As to women being
somehow coerced not to enter the faculty of applied
science, I can assure you that the reverse is true. One of
the worst parts of being a male engineer is the lack of
fellow female students. For this reason, many
engineers are deeply envious of male nursing students.
Engineers welcome women students and many have
been elected to various positions within the faculty.
A successful fight against engineering antics will
throw a wet blanket on activities by all faculties and
leave us with a university totally devoid of campus
spirit and seriously lacking in student freedom. But
alas, it seems that certain people just can't stand to see
groups exhibiting solidarity and enthusiasm, since they
pale in comparison.
O. Berry
civil engineering 3
P.S. I feel your (our?) paper prints the opinions of
the staff and does not reflect accurately the feelings of
the bulk of the students.
Godiva ride supporters
must count their blessings
Try to imagine in your mind what it feels like to be
unfairly discriminated against. Imagine what it feels
like to be humiliated by groups of people, or to see
another humiliated for something which you share
with them. Now imagine your attitude towards a ritual
which, to you, symbolizes that discrimination and
Those who are unable to understand the opposition
to the Lady Godiva ride must be fortunate enough to
have never experienced discrimination themselves.
They should count their blessings and refrain from acts
which others, as a result of their own experiences, are
more sensitive to.
Jane Friesen
arts 3
What concerns me is the bitter taste this defeat is going
to leave in their mouths, especially when it isn't
necessary. Wouldn't it allow a lot more graceful bowing out if they simply couldn't find anyone to ride next
I'm being simplistic, of course. Men will always be
able to find women who are eager to become the butt
of their jokes and their playthings. It's a sad cliche, but
women very often are their own worst enemies. What
are we to do?
Let's start by making it clear that the woman on the
horse has nothing to do with the women at this university. She's a prostitute and likely has less than a high
school education. She's in her profession through
choices and circumstances that perhaps are regrettable
but must be recognized as inevitable and unchangeable
— as the long history of this profession shows. The engineers may disgrace women with the ride, but the
"Lady" herself must also bear an equal weight for the
disgrace of her sex, if that's what it is.
I'm not so sure engineers can be a pretty thick lot
but I'll bet that most of them know the difference between a whore and their mothers, sisters, female
friends, lovers and wives. What women's groups need
to do is try to convince the "Lady" not to ride, and,
failing that, emphasize the differences between her and
all the women not on the horse.
She's a large part of the problem and fortunately a
large part of the solution.
Brenda Gined
science graduate
'Women's associations
encourage the engineers
by protesting too much'
I have been reading The Ubyssey since I started attending university at the beginning of this term.
I have not as yet come across one copy in which
there is no mention of the "sexist activities" of the
In every edition of The Ubyssey there is at least one
letter by a member of the AMS women's committee or
some other women's association condemning the EUS.
Frankly, I do not see what the fuss is about. If
UBC's women engineers do not see the EUS's activities as sex discriminatory and can take the Lady
Godiva ride as a joke, why can't the other women's
If anything, the women's associations are encouraging the EUS in its activities by having all these protests.
I think it's time the members of the women's
associations developed a sense of humor.
If the women's associations really do not like the
Lady Godiva ride, why do they not get together and
arrange a "Lord Godiva" ride? If the engineers do not
make any fuss about that, it would just prove that the
engineers regard the Lady Godiva ride as a joke, and
nothing more.
arts 1
Pope, lesbians and others should not be offended
NUDE MALE . . . offends
Do you not think you are being just a bit hypocritical? First you say in your editorial (March 7, 1980) that
the engineers on campus should cease the Lady Godiva
ride because it offends so many people. And then you
print two other scenes, and one cartoon which is tacky
at best.
The frontal view of a nude male with drawings all
around his genital area is rather gross, it would seem,
to anyone who defends the dignity of the human body.
Sex is fine; but there are perversions of this holy act
and some of your photographs indicate this.
dignity of tha human body
Another item: that cartoon of the pope. I guess that
it is fashionable to avoid offending all sorts of groups
such as homosexuals, whale protectors, lesbians, and
yes, even certain "in" religions. But the pope — he is
fair game. Don't offend people by displaying a naked
lady on a horse, you advise, but to offend Catholics on
campus — this is O.K. I personally, do not need my intelligence insulted, because I chose a certain religion,
amid, incidentally, all sorts of inaccurate statements
' such as Galvin's article on page 6!
John A. Dumas
Fucking should replc
As a member of the faculty which
has received a not insubstantial
amount of notoriety this past week,
I feel called upon to comment.
If you were in the streets of this
fair campus at lunchtime Thursday
you may have witnessed the
engineering faculty's annual event:
the Lady Godiva ride. There were
numerous onlookers to enjoy this
festive occasion and feast their eyes
on a delectable vision of loveliness
specially chosen to grace the event.
However there are some members
of this campus community who
were perhaps slightly offended at
this exuberant display of "enthusiastic solidarity". Therefore I
propose a modest alternative which
would prove to the many people
who object to this ride that the
engineers are not the irresponsible,
sexist, childish  faculty that some
may call us, proceeding with this
event merely to thwart the women's
committees and all others concerned, but serious, mature, responsible
adults who wish one week a year to
relieve the grave amount of
academic pressure and exhibit campus spirit. Anyone who could give a
pleasing, fair, and acceptable solution to this matter of controversy
would deserve so well of the public
as to have his statue set up as a
preserver of the university.
I will now humbly propose my
own thoughts, which I hope will,
not be liable to the least objection.
I have been assured by all to
whom I have spoken about this
matter that two healthy, well-
endowed, wholesome Canadian
students who could exhibit their
talents of copulation, would provide general enjoyment for all, and
Stop Bugs Bunny beastism
That entire episode last Thursday
afternoon was disgusting. It was appalling to see the blatant brandishing of one of the most important
groups in our society. I strongly feel
that the administration and, yes,
the justice system should take appropriate measures on those involved. Lady Godiva? No, I'm not talking about her. I'm talking about
that crude display of the effigy of a
naked rabbit.
Rabbits are, indeed, an integral
part of our modern society and
their rights cannot, and should not,
be raped. This high disregard for
bunny rights can only result in social violence against them.
One can expect scenes of rabbit
rape, high rabbit unemployment,
increases in the number of street
hoppers at Georgia and Hornby,
and the cancellation of Bugs Bunny
on Saturday daytime TV (sob).
Already contemporary expressions demonstrate this social violence. Expressions like, "they
breed like rabbits," or, "watch out!
that dog is rabbit" illustrates the
depth at which the attitude of people towards rabbits has become.
After Thursday's episode people
will probably buy rabbits' feet thus-
ly increasing the number of one-legged rabbits in our downtown area.
And what about rabbits in engineering? The faculty of engineering
has no rabbits (yes, not even a hare)
currently enrolled. This statistic
doesn't surprise me at all. Bunnies
are frightened of the possible scolding they might get from their engineer classmates.
The engineers' newsletter is bordering on beastism (the discrimination of one species by another) and
I'm sure that after reading it bunnies decide not to go into engineering and go into arts instead. It's
very difficult for a rabbit to get a
job today with only a B.A. If rabbits can't get the education they
need then how can anyone expect
them to bring home the carrots.
Rabbits make a positive contribution to our society in the form of
lab rabbits, Bugs Bunny, the Easter
Bunny, and the list goes on. In retaliation a group is being formed by
rabbits and for rabbits. It's to be
called Rabbits Against Violence
Against Bunnies Against Violence
Against Hares Against. . .
If you wish to join put your name
on a self-addressed, stamped envelope and mail it to: Hotel Smith,
482 Slovic Street, Bulgaria; remember that's The Dusty Motor Inn,
Suite 422, Las Vegas, New Jersey.
This issue is going to be taken to
the highest authority possible, but if
Alan Eagleson doesn't accept we
will take hostages.
Paul Gaylie
science 3
'Laissez-faire' journalism pathetic
Once again The Ubyssey has
managed to misrepresent the ideas
embodied in the items they publish.
It seems to me that if the editors
cannot accurately portray the content of letters and articles in terms
of the headlines and graphics
chosen to illustrate its perspective,
no such editorial material should be
included (Chains Cheapen Sex,
March 11/80).
The Ubyssey's laissez-faire attitude toward journalism has
detracted from the conscientious effort of many writers to provide con
cise and accurate portrayal of opinion.
Headlines and graphics should
support an argument not deliberately detract from it. It would be much
more professional to let the article
speak for itself than to lamely make
unsuccessful attempts to "sum it all
up" with pathetic catch phrases!
UBC students depend on The
Ubyssey as a forum for exchange of
ideas and the paper has some
responsibility to do justice to issues
we feel are important.
Dianne Baker
arts 1
McClure 'blatantly behavioristic'
This letter is to point out some
problems with Steve McClure's recent article Things Your Mommy
Never Told You (Ubyssey, March
Firstly, Leopold von Sacher-Mas-
och did not give us the 'concept of
masochism.' Passive algoliauce, its
original label, was well-known to
the world long before Leopold bore
his first bruise.
Also, McClure's blatantly behavioristic   suggestion   that   Sacher-
Masoch acquired his impulse by associating sex with being beaten
clearly rests on the dubious assumption that "normal" sexual behavior
is somehow ontogenetically prior to
any variations thereof, i.e. variations are derivative. As psychoanalytic observations have shown
(cf. Kleine, Erikson), the developmental story is just the opposite,
i.e. "normal" sexual behavior is
merely a constellation of the "deviations."
James Giles Thursday, March 13,1980
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ce Lady Godiva ride
indeed this event has been widely
acclaimed at noted European
The engineers could propel a bed
through the main, well-populated
areas of the campus for the
enlightenment and delight of all
who might have the opportunity to
witness this attraction of engineering week.
It would be wholly acceptable to
the women's rights groups as non-
sexist and non-injurious to female
dignity.  The engineers  would be
sponsoring an event that is socially
acceptable and, at the same time, is
a realitic exhibition of their attitude.
I must confess, in the sincerity of
my heart, that I have no ulterior
motives for suggesting this rational,
modest alternative. I merely wish
for the entire campus to see my
faculty in its true light and not let
the scandal surrounding the Lady
Godiva ride to besmirch our good
S. Sweeney
Hoppkorv narada chukbar yalelok
I don't see why so many people are upset about my appearance on last
week's Page Friday cover. All the employees of the Yale lock company
wore similar accoutrements at least year's Shox and Lox Ball. Such devices
have saved many marriages here in Ripple City, home of the finest
locksmiths this side of Cracow. I actually enjoy the feel of the blunt metal
as it penetrates my soft flesh. F.R. Torment
Ripple City
Wheel your way
out this week
I would like to bring to the attention of your readers the upcoming
Bicycle Week in mid-March, sponsored by the Bicycle Alliance. The
Alliance was formed to lobby for
bicycle routes and facilities.
John Forester, a California-based
engineer who has been interested in
the scientific side of bicycle
transportation has been invited to
conduct a two-day seminar with city
planners and engineers.
Forester will also be conducting
the following public activities:
Today: Bicycle in the city, 7:30
p.m., Robson Square.
Friday: Course instructors'
seminar for potential effective cycling, open to cyclists with 20,000
plus miles of road experience. Call
873-8067 to register.
Saturday: Free public workshop:
Skilful cycling in traffic 9 a.m.-5
p.m. UBC Buch. 106.
Sunday: Recreational ride — all
welcome. Leaves at 9:30 a.m. or
Broadway and Granville at 10 a.m.
Call 228-1698.
BICYCLE ALLIANCE . . . cycling for wheel pros and rookies
The purpose of these events is to
unite cyclists towards a common
goal of improving cycling conditions in Vancouver. These events
are a chance for cyclists to get
together, be informed, and to have
some fun! Everyone is welcome.
Bicycle Alliance
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers.
Letters should be signed and
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.
Issue was 'perversed and cheapened' view of sexuality
Some advice: if The Ubyssey is so
desperate for material that it must resort to
publishing the sort of garbage contained in
Page Friday of March 7, it may as well close
down its offices.
Being a somewhat old-fashioned person,
this particular edition reminded me again of
the saying, "yesterday's vices have become
today's virtues," and I would like to ask
whether you, as part of the mind-shaping
med|a, do sot feci any responsibility with
respect to the moral changes you are helping to implement. Restraint, I know, is a
strange word today. Nevertheless, one is
awed at the confidence and brazetuiess with
which the Sew age is welcomed.
Despite being awed, however,  I say
honestly that I am disgusted; several things
?in particular disgust me:
1. The psendo-Christiaa ideas of one
?George Hermanson, e.g., "What is found
% the Bibte is a reflection of a particular an-
^opoiogy. The writers did not believe that
,y$OBie people are gay as a given." This sort.
^Contproinisiiig nonsense changes the firm
and reliable wend of God (as it has always
understood fey real Christians) to aa
cresting sociological source-book
any particular relevance to a
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in the article are equally
"God  exists  as  ar dipolar
rjesponsiye and thus changed."
After extracting' the meaning of the
English, one finds that it is in direct contradiction to Scripture, e.g. Malachi 3:6
"For I the Lord do not change," or James
1:17 "Every good endowment and every
perfect gift is from above, corning down
from the Father of tights with whom there is
no variation or shadow due to change."
The list of examples could be multiplied,
but I fear I bore you. In short, what I am
saying is that people like George Herman-
son distort the picture of both the Christian
morality and the "liberated" morality and
should get off the fence.
2. The article about Birthright gives an
extremely biased view and endeavors to
sidestep the real issue: life or death. For example, at the end of her article, the writer
"tells the story the dedicated volunteer
didn't tell." The reader will have noted that
none of the "missing" parts of the
volunteer's story deal with the fact of abortion, but instead complain about the open
and quite legitimate activities of the Pro-
life Society. Furthermore, Miss Conn
seems worried that "moral, ethical and
religious decisions are blatantly being made
before their own (i.e. the counsellor's) eyes.
What she seams to forget is that anyone
who goes to Birthright is obviously looking
for help in mating a decision and, further,
that eves if one were to go to a more
liberated counselor, who perhaps advised
abortion, the "moral, ethical and religious
dcciSKJfls" would there as much as at Bir
thright be shoved down one's throat. The
only difference to Miss Conn would be the
fact What the advice of the latter would be
more in line with her own preconceived
ideas about abortion and, therefore, less offensive, i
In short, Ubyssey, as usual, has
presented a perverse and cheapened view of
human life and sexuality.
Rob Schouten
arts 1
Birthright's counselling blossoms from love
ermanson — 'nonsense and confusion'
Qeerge HermaasoB's article "Sexuality
Transcends Genitals (March 7) contains
such a mixture of nonsense, confusion and
verbal dribble that I feet compelled to point
a few of them out. Referring to his topic,
sexuality, Hermanson says, "... we struggle with its meaning.'" We struggle also with
the meaning of Hermanson's writing.
A few examples:
1). What is meant by "the evolutionary
nature of sexuality''? This hypothesis seems
to be one of the cornerstones of his argument. He states, "At one point in history
our tribal consciousness did not make
distinction between things. At that time we
did not have sexuality." When was that?
©id humans living in tribes not know the
difference between men and women? Did
they have sex but not sexuality? What
about tribal -people today? Hermanson's
'evolutionary' theory of sexuality smacks of
the ethocentrism that many nineteenth century evolutionists used to justify their imperialistic practices.
2). In a similar vein Hermanson continues, "Human sexuality is the evolution
of consciousness" What? Are we today
more 'conscious* (whatever that means!)
than we were 3,000 years ago?
3) Now consider this statement: "One
can accept that it appears that the majority
of us are heterosexual . . ."Appears,
nothing! The majority of us are. And then
"there might be some biological reasons ..
. for that." Really George. Go take Biology
4). What I find most confusing is Hermanson's use of the word 'anthropology*.
To the best of my knowledge 'anthropology' means the study of mankind
through physical, ethnological, historical
and cross-cultural comparison. How does
that fit into Hermanson's two sentences:
"What is found in the Bible is a reflection
of a particular anthropology." What?
"Paul's anthropology assumed that
everyone is heterosexual." What?
5). I question Hewhanson's advice to
transcend "pre-scientific understandings".
I see little evidence that science has increased our knowledge about human nature. To
the contrary. Hermanson confuses wisdom
(Le.) scripture, with knowledge (i.e.)
6). And then there's this little jewel of in-
comprehensivle jargon: "God exists as a
dipolar becoming, responsive and thus
changed." Oh yeah? Now try and say that
in English.
7). Finally, the worst 'til last: "The
discovery of sex as pleasure made possible a
more egalitarian sexuality." When was that
great 'discovery*? Was there a time when
sex was not pleasurable? George,
Let me tell you 'boot the birds and the
bees, the flowers and the trees ...
Alkia Priest
anthropology 3
Re: Birthright Pro-Counsel article of
March 7:
It is disturbing that you are capable of
combining such good writing with such
wrong facts. Your ability to capture and
portray a scene via tbe printed page
deserves a more detailed attention to the
facts which underlie your perceptions. I
write, not in the spirit of confrontation, but
to appeal to your sense of responsibility to
maintain accurate repotting.
Firstly, Birthright has no association with
the Pro-Life Society of B.C. In the Articles
of Incorporation (Feb. 4, 1969), filed with
the Province of Ontario it states that every
Birthright chapter must ''remain strictly.
and completely seperate from all lobbying
groups, and activities affecting abortion
legislation" (article HI, 3). The intent of
Birthright is to "uphold at all times that
every pregnant woman has the tight to
whatever help is needed to bring her child to
term" (art. II, 1).
Not withstanding your evaluation of the
quality of the counselling you received, Birthright's guidingaim is to protect both the
woman's right to have a child, and the
child's right to be bora. It fotows therefore
that your ninth paragraph beginning with
"What the ads don't mention..." is totally false, and that your conduding five point
critique is reall/rrus-directed, and should be
headlined by a phrase other than Birthright,
Pro-Life Counsel.
It is understandable that you would be
critical of the tactics and policies of Pro-
Life. I personally share many of your views.
But to direct your barbs (and very good
ones at that) at Birthright is to do the community a diservice. As an organization, it is
concerned with providing practical help to
those women who freely choose to avail
themselves of their services.
Secondly, your detailed description of
the office decor requires comment. The
Vancouver office is staffed completely by
volunteers, all the office contents are
donated articles and you do the agency injustice by confusing their (perceived) inadequate techniques with their genuine concern
to help in any way they can. The organization is aware of the inherent difficulties of
being involved in an issue as controversial
as abortion, They are committed therefore
to remaining as practically-orientated as is
Our city needs more people with a vision
whk*af&rns the sanctity of a//fife, backed
by a willingness to avoid political controversy and quietly give help where it is
needed. I ask you to took beyond their
aiieged shortcomings and recognize the love
out of which such help comes.
Robert Alloway
Regent college student
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Thursday, March 13,1980
Staley sold on 'aural sorcery'
1110 Seymour St.
As the AUS has plunged itself
deeper into Satan's debt we must
once again register our protest
against the aural sorcery presented
in the form of a "concert" Thursday, Feb. 28, in the SUB
As we were prevented by prodigious precipitation from partaking of our periodic promenade
through the rose gardens, we were
compelled to seek alternate afternoon activities. While contemplating the culinary delights
awaiting the work-weary at the SUB
Get cabin fever
When students vote this week on
giving the Varsity Outdoors Club
money to repair and construct
mountaineering huts, they should
consider a few basic points:
• All of the money ($30,000) used to construct the Whistler (ski)
cabin was raised by VOC through
membership fees, through donations, through sale of other cabins
and through loans which were all
paid back in full;
• The VOC solely constructed
the Whistler cabin (excluding renovations since 1974). The Alma Mater Society did not provide any significant aid or money, with the exception of short term loans, for the
construction of the Whistler cabin,
nor did it provide aid for any other
hut that the VOC built;
• In 1974, when the AMS assumed control of the Whistler
cabin, the architect who designed it
estimated its value at $250,000;
• In 1977, students' court, a
neutral body, awarded VOC
$30,000. However, the AMS refused to pay. Students' court has no
means of enforcing its judgments;
• To date, the VOC has received
absolutely no compensation for
Whistler cabin, no use, no money,
and no replacement cabin.
Berni Claus
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restaurant, we noticed a crudely
constructed concert call. Anticipating a cultural experience in
accord with the ambience of
academia — perhaps an undiscovered violin virtuoso — we
decided with delight to descend the
dark stairway to the auditorium.
Our enthusiasm became more
guarded when we were confronted
with the jackal-like grin of Bob
Staley, erstwhile punk rock concert
organizer. Nevertheless, with faith
that our prayers for the poor boy's
soul had been responded to, we
stepped with some confidence forward into the foyer.
As we entered the auditorium
proper, and beheld in horror the instruments of dark arts openly arrayed on the stage before us, and, at
their controls the monstrous beings,
indistinguishable from the previous
primeval pantheon, a horrific howl
belched forth, paralyzing us and the
other unsuspecting lovers of the arts
who had strayed unwarily inside.
We struggled in vain to fend off the
effects of this "nouveau necromancy", but it was not until the pernicious pounding subsided that we
made good our escape from the
clutches of pop art.
Once again our firm grounding in
the higher values has succoured us
and enabled us to withstand the
devil's assault. Far from being
deterred we are resolved even more
firmly to fight Philistinism.
We have noticed in your tabloid
that some doubt has existed in some
small minds as to whether or not we
were "kidding" in our previous
epistle. To the doubters we can only
respond rhetorically, "What does
one have to do to be taken seriously
at this university?".
Arlene Churchill
Dan Foster
4th year grammarians
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Tickets available in Room 210
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Established, non-profit
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What projects should you consider?
To qualify, projects should
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Deadline for project proposals is
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Page 9
Andersonmania sweeping U.S. universities
From page 1
ding flash come out of the sky on
the west coast" to match the one he
sparked in New England.
Anderson is clearly revelling in
the opportunity to snatch the crown
as the darling of the college set, a
crown not worn since Eugene McCarthy's grassroots college kids
narrowly missed stunning the nation by grabbing the Democratic
presidential nomination in 1968.
But most former McCarthy supporters would blanch at the comparison. While Anderson is not
from the same conservative mold as
a Ronald Reagan or John Connally,
he rarely approaches McCarthy's
New Left stance.
For example, Anderson discovered the evils of the Vietnam war at
about the same time public opinion
shifted to opposition. Yet his supporters insist that Anderson was
one of the first to speak out against
the war.
Critics accuse Anderson of becoming a "liberal" only after a large
number of middle-class blue collar
workers began moving into his district. They doubt the sincerity of his
social issues message, pointing to
his early voting record in Congress,
where he consistently opposed increasing aid for urban development
and housing programs.
Yet observers say that it is precisely his ability to cling to the tight
rope between conservatism and liberalism the student voters are finding so attractive. Like most politicians, Anderson is trying to be many
things to many people. Unlike most
underdog politicians, he's actually
enjoying some success.
That Anderson can count on the
student vote is becoming a foregone
conclusion. When the UW Young
Republicans held a straw poll of
their own, Anderson won 43 votes;
Bush got 10; Reagan only 8; and
Phillip Crane, 4. His support with
student Democrats and independents is also strong, and will get
larger if senator Edward Kennedy is
unable to wrestle the Democratic
nod from Carter, say UW observers.
But Anderson's biggest barrier
might well be his own party. It is no
secret in Seattle that the party hierarchy resents Anderson's showing
among Democrats and independents.
Washington's complicated caucus system is open, allowing voters
to select the party primary they wish
to participate in. When the staunch
Reagan backers, party stalwarts
from the Eisenhower days, saw that
their caucus meetings were being
stolen by Democratic and independent Anderson backers, they bristled.
But the frustrated traditional Re-
Banking on apartheid 'like a crime'
MONTREAL (CUP) — Universities that invest in the companies
involved in South Africa should
also consider investing in organized
crime, says an anti-apartheid activist.
"The immorality would be the
same," said Dennis Brutus. "If
they want profitable investments
maybe they should be selling drugs,
setting up bordellos or getting into
pornographic films."
Brutus, an exiled professor at Northwestern University in Illinois and
a prominent figure in the fight for
the deracialization of sports in
South Africa, made the statement
in response to the argument, cited
by many university trustees, that
the sole obligation of ja board of
governors is to guarantee the best
return rate on investments without
considering political issues.
Brutus was speaking at McGill
organized South Africa Solidarity
Brutus said he could not comprehend how universities which
pride themselves on being "bastions
of morality whose goal is the search
for truth and knowledge" could
have financial holdings in corporations and lending institutions linked
to the racist regime.
"It's a society where blacks are
voiceless and voteless, with no right
to strike or to even talk of a strike,"
he said.
Brutus warned McGill students
involved in the divestment campaign about administrations which
would respond by saying they might
form a committee on social responsibility and maybe even a joint committee with student and faculty
representation. "At Northwestern
we soon found ourselves trapped in
a vicious circle, running from one
University   during   the   student-    meeting to another.
sss.    •»
"You must expect these difficulties, especially if you see who
runs universities," said Brutus.
"What I ask of you is to help us
remove this enormous octopus that
strangles us and of which at least
one tentacle comes from your country.
"You can help us make the struggle come sooner and be perhaps less
messy in the long term. But there is
no doubt we will win."
publicans have an ace they plan to
play to skewer Anderson backers.
As the caucus selection progresses,
the "regular" Republicans have a
greater influence. They make it no
secret that they are not prepared to
accept the late Republican converts'
choice of Anderson.
Now some of Anderson's student
supporters, mostly former Democrats, are charging that the Republican party regulars will tamper with
the precinct voting results to damage Anderson's campaign. The
student backers point to the party
decision not to release any results,
although the Democrats decided to
do so.
That attitude reflects much of the
distrust and disenchantment many
student voters had before they
adopted Anderson as their messiah.
When trying to describe why the
Republicans won't release the results for a week, Daily editor Clark
Humphrey shrugs his shoulders,
saying, "Well, it's to give them a
little time to fiddle with the votes."
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Thursday, March 13,1980
W}te-$-%4i>%&?-. -ftJ-ii ,
'Tween classes
Engliah language evening, 7:30 p.m.. International House coffeeplace.
Lesbian drop in, 1:30 p.m.. SUS 130.
Symbol of new hope, the Ukranian Easier egg
diaplay, muaeum of anthropology.
Harry Gleitman apeaking on Twenty queetions
for congnitive paychology. noon, IRC 3.
Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang, a movie.
noon. Law 101.
Jamie Smith speaks on bisexuality, noon, SUB
Election meeting, noon, SUB 224.
Election of new executive, noon, SUB 119.
Vocation panel with Regent students,  noon,
Chem 250.
Meeting cancelled.
Houaemate purge and farewell kitty worship
ceremony, midnight, Wheelhouee manor.
General meeting, noon, SUB 230.
General meeting, noon, SU8 205
General   meeting,   noon,   International   house
Organizational meeting, noon, SUB 205.
Planning meeting, noon, SUB 115.
Coffee house, 8 p.m., Natey's on Burrard Drive.
Club dinner, tickets available at the cage, 7 p.m.,
SUB 207.
Organizational meeting, noon, SUB 205.
Dance with La Tropical reggae band, 9 p.m., International house.
Talk bv Mike Orchard on the nature, distribution,
and    uses    of    condonts    and    other
microproblematica,   2:30* p.m.,   Geological
sciences building, 330A.
General meeting, noon, International house.
Ethiopian refugee benefit dinner and dance is
cancelled, 6:30 p.m.. International houae.
Talent night and dance, 7 p.m., St. Mark's college.
Auto slalom, registration opens at 8 a.m., B lot.
General meeting, noon, SUB 130.
Testimony meeting, noon, SUB 211.
Films on Colombia, noon, Buch. 218.
Lecture by Professor Gullon on the Spanish
literary theory, noon, Buch. 202.
Okay. All right. Everyone has been talking to us, saying 'you guys must be desperate the way you're
putting in all those off-centre ads screaming for some staff to come in and give you a hand.' It's true,
except for one thing. We're not desperate. We know that you don't get expert, intelligent, well-
educated and perfectly skilled people by being desperate. We're merely on the edge of suicide.
Don't laugh. Give me a minute. The reason I can say the seemingly entirely untrue shit above is that
in reality we're not that much worried about staff. Staff we got. Too many of them. They drink my
beer, talk to me about their boring social philosophies and are always asking for unrealistic loans they
never pay back.
What we need are people who care, people who think a better world can be created, people who are
concerned enough to want an input into whether Page Friday should run pictures of nasty hairy cocks.
Maybe then we can get back to the good old ays, the days when no one had a philosophy, the editor
bought me beer when I got him good and stoned and staffers lent me money I never paid back.
Actually I don't mind the current bunch of cretins too much. After all, they do continue a 60-year
tradition of putting out the best student newspaper west of Blanca St. Some of them even engage in
sexual acts that can be considered normal, at least by Page f riday staffers. But the real bitch is none of
them are going to be back next year. Except the very weird ones. We need someone to counterbalance
these deviants who always disrupt the news conference meetings by trying to talk the editor into doing
a stereo fix while they lick the underside of his or her nether parts.
Hot flashes
Mo nuke flic
does the trick
Paul Jacobs and the nuclear
gang is a movie about the U.S.
government's attempts to supress
information about the health
hazards of low-level radiation to
which it exposed millions of
This powerful social documentary will be shown by the law
students film committee, today at
noon in the law building.
Go and see it, you never know
where nukes may turn up.
past 21 years. Employment is available in Ireland, England, Italy, Holland and France. All you have to do
is write to American-European Student Service, Box 70, FL 9493
Mauren, Liechtenstein.
Soli Jah live
You like to hear the righteous
music? You like to hear songs
about the pirates and the bandits
that rob poor people of their ganja?
If you dig reggae music and your
blood runs cold when you hear that
sweet Jamaican sound then leave
this Friday open. The International
House is sponsoring a dance with
the band. La Tropical and the
festivities begin at 9 p.m. in the International House upper lounge.
Tickets are $2 for members and $3
for the unwashed masses.
Remember those humid nights in
the Munich beer halls? Those sunny
days basking in the Basque, schus-
sing in Switzerland? But don't be
distressed, those memories can all
come back to you in living color.
For your free record of German
goat ballads just send $10 to . . .
oops wrong ad.
Seriously, the American-European student service has been assisting students in finding jobs and accommodation   in   Europe  for  the
American College of Naturopathic Medicine
ACNM is accepting applicants for Fall 1980
in a 4-year post-baccalaurate
Naturopathic Medical program leading to the
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TV lies and lies
If you never believed in the
fallibility of the media you should
now. The recent W5 program entitled "The Campus Giveaway" is
another great reason to start thinking about what spews out of your
television set.
The controversial program will be
screened this Thursday in SUB 117
at noon. It is sponsored by the UBC
Ad Hoc committee against W5 in
conjunction with the Chinese
students' association.
To produce the editorial content
of the student handbook.
Contract basis for approximately 8
March 24, 1980
1) Must be familiar with A.M.S.
2) Knowledge   of   campus   activities
3) Ability   to   write   and   communicate effectively
S.U.B. 266 - 246
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RATES: Student - 3 lines, 1 day $1.50; additional lines 35c.
Commercial - 3 lines, 1 day $3.00; additional lines SOc. Additional days tt.7S and 46c.
Classified ads are not accepted by telephone and are payable in advance.
Deadline is 11:30 a.m., the nay before publication.
Publications Office. Room 241, S.U.B., UBC, Van., B.C. V6T 1WS.
5 — Coming Events
25 — Instruction
I.Y.S. presents a night of Indian Music, Saturday, Mar. 15, at 8:30 p.m., 7400 Talon
Square. More info, from I.Y.S. members.
30 — Jobs
Come out and cheer the
on to victory at the B.C. High School
Basketball Championships.
Starts March 12th.
Phone 874-7606 in p.m. for game time.
JOBS IN ALASKA! Summer/Year-round.
$800-$2,000 monthlyl All fields—parks,
fisheries, teaching and more! How, where
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The UBC men's rowing team
placed first in the freshmen,
iightweight and varsity eights competitions at the annual Elk Lake
regatta on the island Sunday. The
varsity crew won with a time of six
minutes, 28 seconds on the 2000
metre course.
The freshmen fours also picked
up a second in the regatta.
The next regatta is the annual
UBC invitational at Burnaby Lake
on Saturday, March 22. The meet,
which attracts crews from all over
.the Pacific Northwest, will be the
first event for the women's crew
since they were suspended for
disciplinary reasons more than a
month ago.
»   *   *
The last slalom of the year for the
UBC sports car club happens Sunday in B-lot. Races are open to
anyone with a vehicle they suspect
might pass a technical inspection,
whether they are members or not.
Helmets and encouragement are
In the slalom, cars race against
the clock through a course of traffic
cones. There are categories for all
types of cars, including three
cylinder Volkswagens which get
seven miles to a quart of oil.
The race takes place in the paved
B-lot across from the Osborne centre. In case of severe flooding, the
event will be replaced by a bathtub
Registration   commences   at   8
*   •   *
The Thunderette field hockey
team wraps up the regular season
this weekend with a pair of games
to decide if they make the playoffs.
Saturday UBC plays the Tigers at 1
p.m. on McGregor field on the
south campus and Sunday they
meet Mohawks at 10:30 a.m. at
Tisdall park at 49th and Cambie.
UBC is one point out of a playoff
spot before the weekend action.
The junior varsity meets Lomas
at 11 a.m. Sunday at Tisdall.
*   *   *
The UBC swim team posted good
times but was swamped by a huge
squad from the University of
Toronto at the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union championships on the weekend.
Janice Blocka led UBC with two
seconds and a third, while every
member of the team posted career
best times in most events. The 13
member UBC team finished seventh
at the meet, held at Universite Laval
in Quebec.
* * *
For tennis enthusiasts, two upcoming tournaments on campus
should remove the memory of that
funny white stuff that fell yesterday
afternoon, making outdoor courts
unusable for a day or so.
The UBC men's team is hosting
its open tourney at the end of
March, and entry forms are
available at the athletic office.
And the women's team will host
schools from Washington and
Oregon on the March 21 weekend in
its annual invitational tourney.
Man's rugby
Man's soccer
Victoria international
Car racing
UBC vs. Victoria,
Final slalom, B-lot
12:30 p.m., stadium
registration 8 a.m.
Man's rugby
Woman's volleyball
Victoria international
UBC at B.C.
Women's field hockey
UBC vs. Mohawks
UBC vs. Brigham Young,
third round, Britannia
10:30 a.m., Tisdall
11:30 a.m.
Woman's field hockey
JVs vs. Lomas
UBC vs. UCLA, 4 p.m.
UBC vs. Tigers,
11 a.m., Tisdall
1 p.m., McGregor
Men's soccer
Essay writing decathlon,
B.C. championships
UBC vs. Pegasus
all weekend
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2 p.m., Kinsmen's park
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Rock Against Racism
for Canadian University Press
Somewhere in Southall, England,
several thousand demonstrators
have gathered for a concert. South-
all — a suburb near London's
Heathrow airport — is heavily populated by Indians and Pakistanis. It
is also where the stink of racism is
most nauseating.
The groups on stage begin to unwind. Pounding away at their instruments, they hurl vibes that
shake the earth's crust and sail as
high as the ozone. They aim at the
very viscera of Britain's malaise.
Punks with cow-cud haircuts and
ears pierced with safety pins chant
"Pogo on a Nazi."
Political punk.
"Punk characterizes the emergency of an authentic new and important youth culture among sections of working and lower-middle
class youth," writes Paul Thompson in Radical America.
Various economic crises in recent
years brought disillusionment for
the young British working class who
held some hope of escaping the
dustbins of society. One section of
British youth saw their images of affluence at an impasse, and from
their "youth as victim of the British
status quo" view of reality grew the
punk mentality.
Punk is the outlet for feelings of
alienation. Its music is a chaotic
jumble of images and hyperactive
musical forms which subvert conventional culture.
Pogoing and a deliberate attempt
at being outlandishly gauche was a
reaction to the estrangement of
rock music and its superstars from
the audience. Punk promotes oneness of musicians and audience.
Participation becomes part of the
total artistic expression.
"No Beatles, No Dylan, No
Stones in 1977," was one punk
Paul Thompson calls punk dress
"inverted consumerism." He writes
that it is "an eclectic parody of consumer culture with odd bits and
pieces (safety pins, zips and
buckles, bin liners, ripped clothes,
fetishistic sexual outfits, etc.)."
Over its brief lifespan punk has
undergone certain cosmetic
changes, yet underlying the surface
of its excess vitality is still a political
message. It points a disillusioned
finger at the bleak, stagnant lifestyle of the British working class.
Capitalizing on its avant garde
appeal, the music industry has turned some punk groups into million-
dollar properties. Other groups, not
Racists and rockers are fighting
the latest Battle of Britain
wishing to join the chase for platinum, have found themselves involved in a youth movement called
Rock Against Racism.
Rock Against Racism was founded after a spontaneous protest began against some off-the-cuff racist
remarks blurted and later denied by
Eric Clapton and David Bowie as
far back as 1976. Since then, excellent promotional techniques and
support from the musical press has
made Rock Against Racism much
more than an outlet for musicians
with a political message. It has become an institution firmly entrenched in youth culture.
Over 56 Rock Against Racism
chapters operate in Britain, with
new chapters being formed in Ireland, Holland, West Germany,
Canada, and the United States. In
the past year they organized nearly
400 gigs in Britain, including defence gigs for demonstrators arrested at the anti-racist confrontations.
In conjunction with the left-wing
Anti-Nazi League, Rock Against
Racism organizes major carnivals.
England's reputed biggest anti-fascist rally since the '30s took place in
April, 1978 when 5,000 marched
and 80,000 came to a carnival featuring the Clash, Tom Robinson
Band, X-Ray Specs, and others.
Ostensibly started to mobilize
white working class youth to stamp
out racism, Rock Against Racism is
now out to fight all forms of repression and intolerance. The now defunct Tom Robinson Band, for example, was explicit in its defence of
gay rights.
But racism and the class structure
still remain the main targets of political punk. Elvis Costello's Less
Than Zero is an anti-Nazi song.
White Riot by the Clash urges white
kids to join their black brothers and
sisters in dismantling Britain's institutions brick-by-brick.
Southall Jah Wars is a cut put out
by the nefarious Ruts last fall. Calling for a holy war between black
militants and white "hothead" racists, the song adopts its title from
the Rastafarian word for "god." It
Dread Inna Inglan, written in Rastafarian dialect by black poet and
singer S. Lynton Kwesi Johnson
"was   so   political,"   wrote   one
Globe and Mail columnist, "that
Island Records was reluctant to release the record during the British
general election campaign for fear
of retribution."
On the "other side" are groups
like the Dentists, Souixsie and the
Banshees ("Too many Jews for my
liking") and formerly Sham 69.
Some are affiliated with the Young
National Front — youth wing of the
British fascist movement.
Not your average narcissistic
"The basis of my conviction is
neither genetic nor eugenic; it is not
racial, because I can never discover
what "race" means and I have
never arranged my fellow men on a
scale of merit according to their
origins. The basis is political. It is
the belief that self-identification of
each party with the whole is the essential precondition of being a parliamentary nation, and that the
massive shift in the composition of
the population of the inner metropolis of major towns and cities of
England will produce, not fortuitously or avoidably, ever-increasing
and more dangerous alienation,"
said MP Enoch Powell about his
Britain for British Movement.
The truth is that since Britain has
become a multiracial society, it had
better learn the meaning of coexistence. There are 1.9 million "immigrants" in a population of 56
million, and most of them are in the
major urban centres. Nearly one
million of these "immigrants" are
British born children of non-white
Unemployment queues lengthen.
Strikes become a common-day crippling event. Many whites fear that
their jobs, homes and even culture
are threatened by the coloured skins
in their midst. The racial cauldron
runneth over.
A white is mugged. A black
teenager is pushed under a bus by
white hooligans. Three whites beat
a middle-aged Asian to death in a
subway. Soccer crowds jeer black
players. A Leeds factory worker of
Asian descent is forced to build a 6
ft. hardboard partition around his
lathe because fellow workers continually spat on him.
Then there are the race riots.
Notting Hill 1976 was a particularly
bad clash. In April last year, Rock
Against Racism supporters battled
with the National Front and 5,000
police in Southall. More than 750
were arrested, 30 demonstrators injured, and one dead.
As Britain's economic position
worsened and immigration rose,
many white working class youths
drifted towards a violent subculture. They became the
skinheads. They were easily identified by their crew cuts, heavy
boots, and turned up jeans. These
were stereotypic working class symbols.
The skins were tough. They supported their local football team by
starting fights with the opposition's
fans. The skins hated aliens,
"queer-bashing" and "paki-
bashing" were their idea of an evening's sport. They became the
"shock troops" of emerging facist
organizations like the National
The skins formed the mob behind
the National Front, seeing the decay
of their lifestyle as a result of the influx of non-white immigrants.
Founded 12 years ago, the National
Front is now Britain's fourth largest
political party, winning increasing
success in local and national elections. "Its leadership," writes Martin Walker of the Guardian, "in-
*i Rk?
eludes men who were once proud to
be termed Nazi, who served prison
sentences for organizing paramilitary groups, who talked of Jews
as 'maggots', of blacks as 'scum',
and who dreamt of the coming of
the 'chill north wind flaunting the
swastika banner in the sky.'
"Its central message remains one
of racial hatred. Yet such men, and
such a party, have achieved electoral respectability."
The Tories have amazingly labelled it an "immigration problem".
They plan to curb immigration
from black countries and eventually
halt the flow altogether. At least the
Labour party has come out and said
it is not a problem of immigration
but a serious one of race relations.
The government first passed its
Race Relations Act in 1965, amending it in 1968 and 1976. A Commission for Racial Equality has
been established. Mere posturing?
Before the election last, Margaret
Thatcher's standing in the polls
shot up 11 per cent after she made
what was widely interpreted as an
"anti-immigration" speech. A
Gallup poll taken in February,
1978, found that 49 per cent of
whites thought that financial help
should be offered to non-whites to
return "home". But for most non-
whites, home is Britain.
"See they can't stand that, they
call it alien, being swamped by an
alien culture is a clever phrase, it
scares the shit out of your facists,
they want to stop the rot, their
bodies tremble when they have to
stand at the bus stop next to proud
black Rasta youth," writes Red
Saunders in Temporary Hoarding.
Rock Against Racism is a loosely
structured movement with no president or central body. Scores of
small anti-racist organizations, such
as Nurses Against Nazis fall in
behind the banner. A "fanzine"
called Temporary Hoarding, put
out by Ruth Saked, Red Saunders,
Lucy Toothpaste, Syd, and Andy
Zerox, comes closest to being a central organ of the movement. Temporary Hoarding gives a clear
perspective of what Rock Against
Racism is about. Apart from being
anti-racist, it is pro-whales, anti-
nuke, anti-sexist, pro-Ireland, and
anti-capital punishment. It is
vehemently anti-Tory. "So put
some power in your imagination,
get out your dancing shoes, get your
glad rags on, turn that volume right
up, tell them Rock Against
Racism's coming, we're gonna blow
this fucking lot right out of town.
Rinse out the blue Scum."
But neither is Rock Against
Racism formally connected with the
left. Tom Robinson says: "I got no
illusion about the political left any
more than the right; just a shrewd
idea which of the two side's gonna
stomp on us first ..."
Temporary Hoarding prints letters like this one from "Tim the
Westbury Anarchist:" "Christ, one
hell of a lot has happened since I
wrote last. Maggie getting in, the
Southall riots, but most of all I have
converted six people from the ways
of the NF (National Front) in our
school ." And this one from a
follower on the Isle of Wight:
"Teachers hate Rock Against
Racism, the police hate Rock
Against Racism my mum hates
Rock Against Racism ... I don't
want to live somewhere that's like a
dose, huh, multiple dose of South
Africa, more like a dose of the
Financially and otherwise, some
of the clubs are suffering. According to one Temporary Hoarding
article, last summer's carnivals had
to be cancelled and a "militant
entertainment" tour had to be cut
back. Last spring's Southall
riotsseem to have put a damper on
activities. Local town officials and
police don't take kindly to the punk
set, expecially when it clashes with
the National Front.
"Southall is special," eulogizes
Andy Zerox. "There have been
police killings before. There will be
police riots again. But April 23rd
the police behaved like never
before . . . The police were off the
leash and on the hunt. They were
trying to kill our people. They were
trying to get even with our culture
Long time, see them a come."


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