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Vol. LXIII, No. 7
Vancouver, B.C.Tuesday,September23,1980       <^v>>48       228-2301
—Stuart davis photo
SHOWING POISE of expert, grace of waterfowl and smile of Mona Lisa, martial artist applies another
brushstroke to mat with fluid excreted by companion's nose in display of unusual painting techniques by visual
graphics society at recent Clubs Days. Warm colors predominated in portraits produced by hardy pioneers in
body-painting using body as instrument rather than canvas.
Asbestos found in Hebb theatre
By MARK LEIREN-YOUNG
Cancer-causing asbestos insulation was found in parts of Hebb
Theatre, a member of the physics
department said Monday.
Asbestos fibres have been linked
to causing lung cancer when inhaled
in minute quantities.
David Lindquist said he first
discovered the asbestos about ten
years ago in an isolated section of
the Hebb building.
At the time, he was not sure what
it was because there are many
materials with a similar appearance.
But during the recent asbestos controversy he decided to have the
material checked and to find out
what it is.
"We've had the Workman's
Compansation Board and government authorities and everyone in,
just in case there was something
serious about it," said Lindquist.
"We're not in a serious situation.
Someone in the WCB phoned and
said we're not bad off, in some
places downtown they found them
using it in air vents to quiet them,
and that's a violently deadly situation.
"In our case here, it's not in the
ventilator ducts or exposed areas,
it's locked up in the ceilings and
covered with plaster," Lindquist
said.
The WCB checked all occupied
areas in the Hebb theatre and Hebb
building and found that the only
room involved was the theatre
itself, he said.
Lindquist said he was interested
in his own safety because he works
in the building but added there is no
problem as the WCB monitors picked up very low readings of asbestos
in the atmosphere.
"One of the great dangers with
asbestos is not temporary contact,
or few minutes a day, it's when you
work with it all the time," Lindquist said.
Bill Rachuk, UBC radiation and
pollution control officer, said Monday "we have written assurances
that the thing at Hebb is not a
hazard as it is, although there are
going to be steps taken to guarantee
that.
"We're also trying to find out
what other buildings may have this
problem. Any of our old buildings
are suspect. There will be an inspection of these things shortly."
Meanwhile, asbestos problems
continue to surface at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg.
Replacement of asbestos insulation has beached the university's
swimming team.
The  university swimming  pool
where the team usually practices
was closed Aug. 31 so that potentially hazardous asbestos in the ceiling insulation could be removed.
The pool was one of 57 spots on
the campus that were checked
earlier in the year for traces of
asbestos. When asbestos was found
in a large number of these areas
they were closed down while repairs
took place.
Leaders hit
boycotters
Despite boycotts by several
groups on campus, students who attended the student leadership conference last weekend said the event
"was a worthwhile experience."
"I thought it was a worthwhile
experience for everyone who took
part," said Monica McDonald, student council education rep. "It was
essential to ensure student involvement continues in the years ahead."
Over 125 delegates attended the
conference which was "designed
for student leaders" according to
organizer Doris Wong. She said
workshops were organized on
topics such as "Motivation and
recruitment of volunteers,"
"Leadership skills — responsibilities and bringing up the
younger years," and "Public
speaking and chairmanship" to
help students learn how to be better
leaders.
"The conference was designed to
help people go back and help their
organizations to grow," said
Wong.
Other sessions included overviews of the Alma Mater Society,
administration and alumni
organizations, as well as question
and answer periods with the administration and the universities
council of B.C.
But the student leaders did not
use the opportunity to press administration president Doug Kenny
or UCBC chairman William Gibson
for definitive answers to questions
about housing, research parks,
budget cuts and tuition fee indexing.
"This was not a political conference," said Yves Fricot of the
student housing and access committee. Both he and Wong said that a
political conference would be a
good idea but made no firm commitments about the possibility of
one being held.
According to Fricot, Gibson did
slam the SFU move to create a new
engineering school. But none of five
students interviewed could recall
what Kenny had to say about
UBC's issues and concerns. Fricot
said the session immediately followed a workshop on public speaking
and he for one was evaluating Kenny's performance as a speaker.
Wong was critical of the groups
which boycotted the conference, including the arts and law
undergraduate societies, but most
of her criticism was levelled at The
Ubyssey.
She was upset about an editorial
which appeared in Friday's
Ubyssey. The Ubyssey did not give
credit to the organizing committee
for the changes it made to the conference format, she said.
"The editorial got us upset
because it wasn't true," said Fricot.
"The Ubyssey plays an important
role on this campus," said Fricot.
"It is the only means of communication to the population at
large.
"Not attending a conference
which was very important to reps of
almost every group on campus is
considered important, at least to
me."
Popularity costs
Concordia $2.5m
MONTREAL (CUP) — Enrolment at Concordia is up, but the
university is unhappy because it
means a $2.5 million deficit for this
year.
The university accumulated the
debt when the actual enrolment exceeded that projected in the university's request for funds. The
Quebec government makes subsidy
allotments to universities based on
their projected enrollment, not the
actual total after registration.
"The enrolment projected seemed right at the time we made it,"
said Doug Hamblin, director of institutional research. "We projected
a figure which turned up to be
low."
Graham Martin, Concordia vice
director of administration and
finance told the board of governors
Sept. 19 that the university has a
$3.6 million debt from last year
because the increase over the projected enrolment left the university
$2.5 million short in government
subsidies.
The 1978-79 $1 million surplus, a
result of higher enrolment projections, lowers the deficit to $2.5
million.
Hamblin said part of the problem
is the number of part time students
who chose to become full time. This
affected the subsidy as well as the
collection of regular fees.
This year full time undergraduate
enrolment is up 5.6 per cent while
the part time student enrolment is
down 2.8 per cent.
Martin said Concordia will probably run a deficit in 1980-81 but a
formal budget has not yet been
drawn up.
The Universite de Montreal was
running a deficit of $4.5 million as
of last June, said Martin.
Grizzly truth bared
A grisly fate is in store for people wearing hairspray
into the woods B.C.'s foremost bear expert warned
Monday.
But not just anybody — only women.
Women should stay away from the wilderness for
fear of grizzly bear attacks, said UBC forestry professor Fred Bunnell. Biologically "women are more
vulnerable" he said.
Bunnell is against having females out in the field doing research because the smell of hair spray and deodorant attracts the bears, he said.
All of which makes one wonder what happens to the
North American male, complete with deodorant, aftershave, and, dare it be mentioned, hairspray.
And if that's not bad enough, even smelly and unstylish people are liable to be attacked by a discerning
grizzly.
"Bears have learned to equate humans with the
smell of garbage," said Bunnell. He said he himself
has been charged by bears, but not attacked.
Bunnell's advice is to use common sense. He said 85
per cent of grizzly attacks occur away from camping
areas by surprised females with their cubs.
Bears that attack people in campgrounds can almost
always be found and destroyed, he added.
Bunnell has supervised the research of grizzlies and
other bears in the interior of B.C. The study has led to
development of techniques now used world-wide, including computer simulations to analyze a bear population.
Despite his objections, Bunnell has had women out
in the field studying bears.
Bunnell is currently supervising a graduate student
who is studying the movement of bears in the Kootenays which wear radio-transmitter equipped collars.
Their movements are followed on the ground and by
aircraft. Page 2
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Pro-lifers trounced in LGH abortion battle
By ERIC EGGERTSON
The anti-abortionist stronghold
on the Lions Gate Hospital board
of directors was demolished by the
people of North and West Vancouver Wednesday evening in a major political upset.
The annua] general meeting of
the North and West Vancouver
Hospital Society had a carnival atmosphere as nearly 4,000 turned up
to vote. The abortion issue was the
primary focus of the crowd, turning
what would normally be an
uneventful meeting into a large,
emotional gathering.
Many North Shore residents felt
cheated last year when pro-life supporters turned out in large numbers
and swept five anti-abortionist candidates into power. This year they
retaliated by electing four pro-
choice candidates, leaving the
board with four pro-lifers and four
pro-choicers.
Controversy over the abortion
issue has expanded to such proportions that there has been a
phenomenal increase in the
society's membership. The meeting
was so crowded that, besides filling
up the North Vancouver Recreational Centre hockey rink, people
overflowed into the Centennial
theatre across the road, where they
kept in touch by closed circuit
television.
The   four   "pro-choice"   can
didates who were elected are: Hilary
Clarke, head of the retail fashion
department at Capilano College,
Jim Warne, North Vancouver City
alderman, Peter White, eighth year
member of the board of directors,
and Maurice Fellis, seven year
board member and three year president. Clarke, who only announced
her candidacy on Tuesday, Sept.
16, replaced Ann Arnott, who
withdrew from the running for
health reasons.
Although some of the candidates,
most notably the pro choice people,
declared a wish that the abortion
issue not be made into the single
deciding factor for election to the
board, the night inevitably became
— eric eggertaon photo
FREEDOM OF CHOICE to be good or bad is advocated by anti-abortion candidate Donald Swaby at Lions Gate
abortion shootout. Swaby warned bad girls that Santa Claus will drop coal down chimneys if they don't vote for
him. They didn't.
Compromise expected to pass
By CHRIS FULKER
Student politicians are calling it
"a compromise proposal." But despite anticipated problems, senate is
expected to pass the recent proposal
to combine election of the Alma
Mater Society president with elections for student representatives to
the board of governors.
Student senator Chris Niwinski
ballots for BoG and AMS president
but neglected to vote for the other
AMS positions at stake.
Both Armstrong and elections
committee chairman Eleanor Enns
denied that the motion was put forward simply to allow defeated candidates in one position the oppor
tunity to run for another position
one week later.
Niwinski pointed out the only
possible opposition from senate
could come from the university-appointed senate members who may
see the proposal as an unnecessary
complication.
a battle between those for and those
against the present LGH position
on abortion. Fellis, who has been a
hospital society member for 20
years, denounced the sensational
quality of the meeting.
"I deplore the sheer waste of
energy directed at this narrow single
issue when our community is in
need of so many other health care
facilities and programs," he said.
Basically the pro-choice candidates stood for the status quo.
They were much the same candidates who would be running for
the board if the pro-life question
did not come up — community
figures interested in increasing the
services and improving the facilities
of the hospital.
Most of the pro-choice candidates denied that the moral
responsibility   for   deciding   who
should get an abortion lies with the
board of directors. White suggested
that the board and the community
listen to the doctors, who, he said,
know what is best for the patients.
Harvey Deibert, the least militant
of the pro-lifers, condemned the
ability of minors to get abortions
without parental consent for breaking down family structure.
Analysis
In response to charges that the
pro-life group is a single-interest
group bent on taking over the
hospjtal's board, unsuccessful candidate Anna Leduc suggested that
the board was "in itself a single-
interest group, favoring abortion
on demand."
Housing crisis
'not finished1 yet
By GAIL SHAW
Two UBC students are out in the
cold and living in the woods as a
result of the present housing shortage.
"The student housing crisis is not
finished and I know for a fact that
at least two people are living on the
endowment lands," Allen Soltis,
Alma Mater Society external affairs
officer said Thursday.
Yves Fricot of the Student Housing and Access Committee said
Monday that he's sure that "housing will put them up" but that "the
problem is still there."
It is important people understand
that "just because there aren't 300
people living in tents doesn't mean
that the problem isn't there,"
and that a long term problem
still exists, he added.
Dave Johnson, UBC off campus
housing director, said Monday if
the two were desperate "they could
be accommodated in the Salish
lounge" in Totem Park, or he suggested they try the youth hostel at
Jericho beach.
Steve Shallhorn, B.C. Students'
Federation spokesman, said that
"living on the endowment lands or
in a residence louge is not adequate
housing" but believes that the two
campers should be allowed to stay.
He said Monday that "these people are caught up in a situation that
the government has foreseen, but
has done nothing to try to alleviate.
Clearly the situation is a government responsibility and the government is falling down on that responsibility."
Shallhorn also said that at a
board of governor's meeting last
week, UBC, the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University
all made pleas for money but "their
requests fell on deaf ears."
said Thursday he would have preferred having the three student elections (senate, BoG and AMS executive) at three different times of the
year. "No matter what proposal
. . . you'll lose," said Niwinski, adding that he intended to vote for the
motion.
AMS president Bruce Armstrong
generally agreed with other student
politicians. He said Thursday the
AMS president and BoG elections
were much more important than the
other elections and should be separated from them by a space of time.
Armstrong said it was also felt
that students may become "confused" when faced with several different elections at once. He backed
this up with the example of the spring 1980 AMS election when, he
said, approximately 300 voters cast
A 'few good men' needed
MONTREAL (CUP) — At last there's a way to get
off, get money and help in a good cause — all in the
comfort of your own home.
Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal is looking for a
"few good men" to help couples conceive children of
their own.
The Artificial Insemination by Donor clinic (AID) is
under the direction of gynecologist Robert Mclnnis
and has been in operation for nine months.
It deals with, as Dr. Mclnnis puts it, "the problem
of getting and staying pregnant.
"Fertility is a major health problem in our society,"
said Mclnnis. "Our cultural norms place a great premium on carrying on the family name. It is estimated
that 15 and 20 per cent of couples are infertile."
AID is one of the simplest alternative methods of
conception. Mclnnis says the success rate is between 65
and 75 per cent, depending on the problem the woman
has.
The process of sperm donation is innocuous and discreet, says Mclnnis, with every precaution taken to
safeguard the rights and privacy of the individuals involved.
As couples come through the clinic, the husband's
physical characteristics are matched as closely as possible with the donor. The individual chosen then donates the sperm for that couple twice a month and receives $25 for each insemination.
The donor is under no obligation to continue in the
program and can stop at any time.
The donor can, if he wishes, "collect the specimen"
in the comfort of his own home as long as he delivers it
to the clinic within an hour.
Because of universities minister
Pat McGeer's statement that educational money would not be used for
housing, the universities council of
B.C.'s hands are tied as far as
distributing money for new
residences. "The government is
holding the UCBC's purse strings,"
said Shallhorn.
Shallhorn described the results of
lack of government funds. "If no
money comes from the government,
then the universities will have to go
to banks for loans. This will result
in high interest rates, and therefore
higher rents paid by students, who
in turn might have to take out
loans."
Erich Vogt, vice president of
faculty and student affairs, said
Monday "it has been a tradition
across campus that student housing
has paid its own cost. I can see why
the government wouldn't be willing
to break that tradition."
Vogt also said "UBC could use
500 or more new units with more
privacy than those in Gage" but
even with the present situation "the
Gage people are being subsidized by
other residence students in Totem
and Place Vanier."
Fricot said SHAC is preparing a
report for October which would
discuss the exact extent of the problem and include recommendations
for solutions.
He said this report is based on a
series of other reports and "will
carry a lot of weight." The report is
to be discussed by student committees, administration, housing, and
alumni members to ensure quick action after it is released.
Fricot stressed that the report is
"put out by and for the students"
and any outside information would
only be used to help make decisions
with regard to future solutions.
In the mean time, the desperate
rush for housing seems to have
cooled off. Johnson said "hardly
anyone inrresidence has moved out,
and the waiting list is moving slowly."
Landlords have phoned him at
his office claiming they have been
"hassled by the city about illegal
suites" he said.
"Students can apply for hardship
permits to legalize the suites," said
Johnson. The application procedure is demeaning, but once approved, the suite is legal for the
period of time the student lives
there, he said.
Johnson said he has been receiving several listings each day for the
Point Grey area and "students still
make a rush for the phone when
suites are posted.
"We're not panicking; a lot of
people are just trying to improve
their situation," he said. Page 4
THE    UBYSSEY
Tuesday, September 23, 1980
Draw, pardner
You might wonder why this space is so small today. It was
because the editor would rather do cartoons, his old job, than put
together intelligent, carefuly thought out, striking comments on
the issues of the day.
Not only that, he's such a lazy son of a bitch he makes the cartoons large so there's no more room for his witty distillations of the
collective staff wisdom. We need a cartoonist.
It doesn't take much; the current editor is a perfect example of
just how little it takes. If you can draw.and want to make nasty
jokes about important people, come up and see us some time.
Sorry, Doris
In our editorial Friday we implied the administration was more
responsible for the Camp Elphinstone leadership conference than
the students.
We must apologize to the group of students, particularly
Doris Wong, who spent so much time organizing what so many
thought was a worthy session for those who want to be the leaders
of tomorrow.
Damn, and all the time we've been thinking it's today right
now.
We just wish at least one of the vitally concerned future
leaders at the conference could remember what it was administration president Doug Kenny said.
' THE UBYSSEY"
September 23. 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
University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in
room 241K of the Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Verne McDonald
Sexual mayhem was rampant in The Ubyssey office. Verne McDonald abused chickens orally
while Nancy Campbell licked the underside of Eric Eggertson's vital glands, which by this time had
been whipped into a red hamburger-like consistency by Chris Fulker's imaginative tongue. Yvette
Stachowiak. Glen Sanford and Keith Baldrey fucked each other into submission untile they realized
who was fucking whom. "Cornstarch! I need cornstarch!" screamed Melinda Ng as she fell into the
arms of Mark Leiren-Young, Gail Shaw and Scott McDonald whose soft undulant flesh rippled with
anticipation when they saw Steve McClure and Jo-Anne Falkiner arrive with a vat of Mazola intended
for the relief of throbbing members. Yes, a good fuck was had by all, except Paul Yaskowich, who
tried vainfy to create an autoerotic frenzy by pouring old copies of The Poofta News. Screenings for
WRCUP today at 1:30 p.m.
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KKK qualities seen in Soroka's letter
I am appalled by Allen Soroka's
letter to The Ubyssey (Sept. 18). It
is disturbing indeed that someone
who espouses such profoundly ignorant and dogmatic views could be
in any position of responsibility.
Howsoever one may feel deep-
seated antipathy towards the racism
and fascism he deplores, it is clear
that his conflation of the motives of
the Ku Klux Klan with the designs
of the ruling strata of this continent
does the cause considerable harm.
One might question Soroka's sincerity.
One wonders if Soroka indeed is
serving  another   purpose,   except
that charity suggests we should regard him as simply wrong-headed.
Perhaps when he offers some evidence to support his shrill allegations and can muster the reasoning
powers sufficient to incorporate the
evidence into a position and is able
to gain the requisite articulation
and expository prowess — a conjunction of conditions which we
now have no reason to believe could
ever be satisfied — Soroka's announcements will command the attention that his subject matter so
rightfully deserves. Until then, we
should not rest content with a
worse-than-mediocre analysis of the
SOROKA . . . letter parodies itself.
causes of racism and fascism. The
letter does better as a parody of itself, and in that respect is rather educational but far, far short of
amusing.
Statements such as the one purporting that U.S. imperialism
"sends" the KKK to Canada bespeaks such a feeble grasp of what
sorts of entities can send the KKK
anywhere that it is beyond belief
that Soroka really holds that position.
He is further suspect upon our realizing just what sort of emotive responsive he intends by uttering such
a statement. In view of its mean-
inglessness, it is clearly not a response that has anything to do with
fighting racism or fascism. It seems
much more likely that such a response contributes more to the respondent's susceptibility to exploitation and manipulation than to the
cause of social justice.
If Soroka's treatment is as transparently inadequate as I am claim-
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers.
Letters should be signed and
typed.
Pen names will be used when the
writer's real name is also included
for our information in the letter or
when valid reasons for anonymity
are given.
Although an effort is made to
publish all letters received., The
Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
tetters for reasons of brevity, legality, grammar or taste.
ing, it might seem curious that anyone might concern himself to protest. It's just that he has violated so
many standards — rational, aesthetic and moral — in one brief
piece that, even at risk of dignifying
him with a response, one must say
something.
More importantly, the maintenance of these standards comes closest to offering some resistance
against the insidious rise of fascism
and racism, and in the long run is
much more important than march
ing under the banners suggested by
Soroka, no matter how clever their
slogans.
I suspect that he and I do not differ on the seriousness of the threat.
What is ironic is that he exemplifies
the qualities, emotionally and intellectually, that are at the root of
the problem that so agitates him.
The similarities between him and
the object of his concern should disturb Soroka. They disturb me.
David Malloy
librarianship
Liberating bicycles
Assume you're a diehard liberal, one who advocates the idea that
criminals are the victims of a society that makes it increasingly difficult
for an increasing number of people to cope. Assume your bicycle gets
stolen on campus despite the fact you'd locked it to a post.
Let's assume you then go over your bank account again and again,
borrow some money from an equally poor friend, and buy a new bicycle
because you need it for your daily commuting to and from UBC. You
think the best crime prevention and the best insurance would be a heavy
lock, making it difficult to rip the bicycle off.
Four weeks later your new bicycle — not yet paid off with your friend
— gets stolen again. On campus. Heavily locked. Are you still liberal?
And do you think I am still?
Though the theft of my second bicycle looked like a professional job,
it's likely these professionals are to be found among the students, judging from the intimate knowledge they have: which courses end at what
time and so on.
I'll pay $50 for the return of my bicycle (grey-silver Appollo Criterium
number H 0001949 with fenders and rat trap), stolen from under the
Buchanan building last Sept. 15 in the evening and I hope I will not
think in terms of two-by-fours and heads of ripoffs.
My telephone number is 734-4360.
Meinhard Machler
grad studies
P.S. — Searching for my bicycle, I found a green "Favorit" with
fenders. It's now on the RCMP-Poste. Tuesday, September 23,1980
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Student hack attacks Ubyssey flak
I feel obliged to comment on
your editorial concerning this year's
UBC student leadership conference
held at Camp Elphinstone. A number of points should be clarified and
put in a (perhaps somewhat different) perspective.
First, about ". . .getting cozy
with members of the university administration. . .": There were (to
my knowledge) seven members of
the university administration present: Dr. D. Kenny (president,
UBC); Dr. E. Vogt (vice-president,
student and faculty affairs); Byron
Hender (director, awards and
financial aid); Dima Utgoff (student housing); John Piercy (associate registrar); Al Hutchinson (director, traffic and security); and
John Hedgecock (bookstore). The
rest of the some 125 delegates to the
conference were students, with the
exception of a few alumni.
The function of the administration people present was to answer
questions and provide information
about current issues, in general, to
act as a resource. The editorial implied that  the administration or-
'The chili was runny'
Perhaps you might be interested
to know exactly what did go on at
the 1980 student leadership conference. The 125 students, seven administrators, and eight community
resource people spent seven very
well organized (by students) and informative sessions discussing the
nature of leadership. The sessions
were as follows:
1) AMS Structure — an explanation by students involved — very
helpful knowledge for those not
familiar with what the AMS can
and does do and where to go for
specific help.
2) Leadership skills — This session, given by speakers from the
volunteer bureau, Big Brothers, and
our ex-EUS pres, dealt with the
nature of volunteer organizations,
(i.e. our AMS clubs, societies, etc.)
Specifically we talked about why
students join, stay, and leave our
groups. Our own society will certainly benefit greatly. Isn't increased student involvement what we are
all after?
3) Leadership skills — Delegation of responsibility and bringing
up the younger years: Exactly what
should clubs and groups do to efficiently organize their programs and
get some continuity? We have that
problem, and now we have a solution. (We hear that The Ubyssey is
always short of staff, you should
maybe talk to someone who was
there!)
4) Public speaking and chairmanship — We all learned not to
"umm" when we talk (24 times Dr.
Kenny!) and much much more. A
good   presentation   and   a   good
meeting are essential to successful
organizations. Our society, and
everyone else there had something
to think about, how about you?
6) University issues and concerns
— The panel from the administration, student council, board of
governors, housing, financial aid,
CITR, and not the Ubyssey, were
nicely grilled for 2 hours. We now
know what's going on . . . do
you? (you should come, if only to
defend yourself.)
7) UCBC: The role which this
organization plays is often criticized, but nevertheless important to
UBC. We now know what it is doing, and what it hopes student's will
do — surprise, we should all get active! Dr. Gibson dealt with
everything from housing —
something is being done, to
academics — how about a vet
school?
Lunch — The chili was a bit runny.
Now you know. I wonder how
your reporter will cover the event,
he/she wasn't there. We all hope
that more clubs and organizations
will be there next year, there is a lot
to learn for everyone.
The weekend was important, it
was very successful, and we hope it
will happen again and again and
again.
Yves Fricot
Kerry Armstrong
Cindy Young
Arleigh Alexander
Georgina Gray
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ganized the conference. This is an
insult to Doris Wong (a nursing student) and her committee who worked very hard to set up the structure
of and to organize the conference.
The organizing committee consisted
of four students and one alumnus.
To say that the administration "set
up the leadership conference" is an
incorrect statement based on improper research of how it was set up
and organized.
Second, the editorial states that:
"Being a newspaper, we do not belong at a conference where discussion of policies affecting this university takes place." Did my eyes
deceive me? For one, the conference was not designed to set policy,
nor could it. Policy decisions are
made by the elected and appointed
bodies established to do so. A simple glance at the agenda for the conference would have told you what
the conference was set up to do,
which you then could h^ave reported
on and criticized at your discretion.
That aside, many a time I have
read on these pages that the press
should be allowed to attend this or
that meeting, and heavily criticized
the concept of closed meetings. It
escapes me why when there was no
obstacle to attending and reporting
on the conference, you declined to
do so. Also, stating as you did in
the editorial that you intend to report on a conference without having attended it does not seem to me
to be responsible journalism.
Third, there is the problem you
raised of being told "startling
things — off the record." Facing
the decision of when to keep and
when to leak a piece of newsworthy
information given in confidence is
the hardest decision a journalist
faces. By not attending the conference you avoided the possibility of
having to make that decision. In my
opinion, you missed a choice opportunity to learn, not startling
facts, but how to deal with that
dilemma.
Finally, the one perennial argument for not attending the conference that was absent from your editorial is that it should be held on the
campus, and not somewhere up the
Sunshine Coast. I eagerly await the
organization of similar conferences     student leaders to face the problems
or forums on campus, but until that
occurs, 1 maintain the student leadership conference in its present
form has much validity and potential with respect to better equipping
of the university and provide leadership for a wide range of student
pursuits.
Chris Niwinski
student senator-at-large
Isolationist blues
This past weekend, the student leadership conference was held at Camp
Elphinstone. The conference was a great success, and proved to be valuable
both to those students new to student activity organization, and to those
with much experience in this area.
The conference dealt with three main topics. The leadership sessions
allowed us to learn how to recruit, motivate and organize the students in
our club or group. The workshop formats were particularly successful in
getting the ideas from the participants themselves. The information sessions explained the structure of the various student bodies (AMS, SAC
etc.), and also the functionings of the university. Finally, the student interest session allowed concerned students to discuss some of the critical issues
that we will be facing this year.
The benefits for those of us who participated were many and varied. The
conference taught us how to better organize our student activities for the
benefit of all involved. It inspired many to strive harder towards better
communications and better involvement in our groups. It also allowed for
many student contributions, and the variety and innovation that come
from the mixing of different campus groups.
Those who missed the conference not only deprived themselves of a
chance to improve their organizations, but also deprived those who did
participate of their different ideas and approaches, it seems ironic in a time
when meaningful communications is becoming more difficult, that some
would choose not to attend and to isolate themselves from the rest of the
student body.
By all indications, next year's conference will be an even greater success.
We expect participation to increase dramatically as word-of-mouth lets the
students know of just how good the conference was. My only hope is that
the next year will see participation from those sectors that were
not represented, so that all students can work towards solving our common
problems.
Richard Szeliski
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THE    UBYSSEY
Tuesday, September 23,1980
Political bias taints McGill hiring
Canadian University Press
MONTREAL — A hiring controversy at
McGill University has brought charges
against the political science department there
of political bias.
David Mandel has gone to the Canadian
Association of University Teachers'
academic freedom and tenure committee and
the Human Rights Commission with charges
of an ideologically biased appointment process at McGill.
The university counters that another professor from the U.S. was more qualified to
teach the course in Soviet politics.
Academic vice principal Eigil Pederson
said that "proper procedures were followed"
when Mandel applied for a permanent
teaching position at the university after serving one year as a replacement for a professor
on sabbatical.
"Every effort was made to find a Cana
dian candidate," Pederson said. "There were
22 applications including Mandel's and the
appointments committee boiled that down to
a list of five candidates. They came to the
department with Mandel as their top
choice."
Why wasn't Mandel hired? "Once the
department has rejected a recommendation
that's the end of it," said Pederson.
But he said it was possible that the denial
of a job to David Mandel was a biased decision.
Mandel is reported to have leftist views
which the McGill political science department found less than acceptable.
Later, having found that members of the
department selection committee had discussed alternative candidates when the appointment committee presented Mandel as their
choice in April, Pederson expressed surprise
and agreed the denial was biased.
He said he still will not intervene but called
the department "silly."
"People shouldn't hire people in their own
image," he said. "The department should
have some sense of direction but I essentially
disagree with such a concept."
After the selection committee had discussed alternatives to Mandel when his appointment came up, he was rejected by a vote of 13
to 9.
Mandel charges that "a group of professors conducted intense lobbying and
politicking" in the week between the appointment committee's initial announcement
in favor of him and the departmental
assembly's decision against him.
NDP MP David Orlikow says he intends to
raise David Mandel's case in the House of
Commons to protest the government's
refusal to apply to universities the immigration law pertaining to hiring.
He has challenged McGill arts dean Robert
Vogel on his statement that Canadian universities are forced to hire U.S. citizens because
of a decline in the number of qualified Canadians.
"If I believed that we didn't have qualified
Canadians I'd say we wasted a hell of a lot of
money," he said.
The political science students' association
at McGill has voted 37 to 2 to set up an ad
hoc committee to investigate hiring and firing
procedure in the department, focussing on
the Mandel case.
Pederson voiced disapproval to the ad hoc
committee.
"I don't think it's appropriate for them to
do that with specific reference to Mandel.
The decision is essentially the responsibility
of the professors; students shouldn't have a
major say," hesaid.
Women's degrees
still worth less
— eric eggertaon photo
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by people called CITR.
Dentists face a toothy tangle
The Alma Mater Society may
start legal proceedings against a
publishing company which claimed
to be the dentistry undergraduate
society, when it was only hired by
the society, and obtained possibly
illegal ads from dentists.
'I
The company, not named for
legal reasons, published a directory
of dentistry students last fall for a
bargain basement price. The company solicited advertising for the
directory by sending bills to dentists
which demanded, rather than asked, for money.
" 'Why have we been billed?'
would be a typical reaction," said
Julie Houff, secretary of the dentist
firm    Marshall,    Munn    and
Associates on West 10th Ave.
wouldn't like it."
"I'd phone and complain," said
Dr. E. O'Brien on West Broadway.
The dentists phoned the society
because its name was the only one
which appeared on the bill.
"The company is allegedly, illegally representing itself as a subsidiary organization, and not as an
independent company," said AMS
director of finance Len Clarke.
Ann Heald, secretary to the
registrar of the College of Dentistry, a professional organization
for dentists, said such an action
could be illegal or forbidden by the
College, because dentists are strictly
forbidden to advertise.
"The dentistry undergraduate
society got a lot of complaints
about it," said Clarke.
"Our lawyers are looking at the
contract now to see if the firm
broke it at all," said Craig Brooks,
AMS director of administrative services. "I feel that the AMS through
its new publications office will provide a better service using normal
business practices and provide
greater monetary return for the
undergraduate societies."
Commerce, engineering and nursing undergraduate societies have
had problems with publishers in the
past.
Brooks said it is common practice
for such companies to solicit ads by
billing.
OTTAWA (CUP) — A college
diploma or university degree is still
no guarantee that a woman will
achieve equality in the work force,
according to a Statistics Canada report on sex differences and employment characteristics of post-secondary graduates.
The report, based on a study of
graduates entering the work force in
1977, bases its conclusion on continuing salary gaps between men
and women in equivalent jobs, and
the tendency for women to earn
their degrees in "non-elite" fields,
resulting in stagnant, low-paying
work.
The survey shows that men who
graduate from medical and dental
programs and found full-time employment earned $21,330 in their
first year of work compared with
only $15,500 for women in the same
situation.
Only one-third of the female
masters graduates for the survey
year were in the $20,000-plus income bracket one year after graduation compared with over half of the
male graduates in the same period.
Women with bachelors' degrees
fared even worse when compared
with male salary achievements. The
median salary for a woman with a
B.A. and no previous job experi
ence was $13,090 — not even as
much as the $13,270 earned by a
man with one-year college diploma
and no work experience.
Male graduates in clerical positions earned as much as $3,000 a
year more than women with equal
training in similar jobs the study
said.
The tendency of Canadian women to enroll in "traditionally female" areas of study has also hurt
female salary levels and job advancement opportunities, according
to the report.
Nearly two-thirds of the 28,000
degrees awarded to women were in
the fields of education, fine and applied arts, humanities, psychology
and socilogy. These fields account
for only one-third of the male graduates in the same year.
At masters level, only 10 per cent
of the 2,280 female graduates earned their degrees in business or engineering, while 40 per cent of the
4,930 male graduates earned degrees in these traditionally high-
paying areas.
While most education and employment trends for women changed very little over the last decade,
the study found a radical difference
in the attitudes of female graduates.
MP says get
better training
WINNIPEG (CUP) — If university students want an easier time
finding a job after graduation, they
should get more specified training,
according to MP Warren Allmand.
Allmand, who heads up the
federal government task force on
employment opportunities in the
'80s, was speaking at an opening
hearing in Winnipeg.
Allmand said that although
students who took pure arts and
science were valuable to society in a
cultural sense, he thought definite
work skills were needed to find a
job in most cases.
He pointed out that studies in the
fields of dentistry, medicine and
engineering gave more specific
training geared toward jobs than
perhaps studies in history or
sociology.
Community colleges and high
schools, however, constitute a
larger problem than universities,
Allmand said. Colleges tend to offer courses in fields that are "fading
out" rather than those which currently require workers, he said.
At the high school level, guidance
counsellors should be more realistic
when explaining job prospects to
students, Allmand added.
In this way students could be
more aware of the different avenues
available to them, he said.
The task force's report to parliament will centre around the shortage of skilled workers in Canada.
Special attention will also be given
to the ability of the Canadian work
force to meet these needs.
The report will be submitted by
the end of this year.
In a broader sense the task force
is concerned that the private sector
does not provide training for many
jobs. Allmand pointed out that the
majority of skilled workers are over
the age of 40 and by 1985 a serious
shortage could occur.
Yet there is a large group of
students and women looking for
jobs, Allmand said.
Allmand thought there should be
more communication between
employers and the people who plan
training programs since he felt people are presently being trained for
"hobbies" rather than trades. Tuesday, September 23, 1980
THE    UBYSSEY
Page 7
Across Canada squeeze is on as students try to
By MICHAEL McEVOY
Canadian University Press
It is not unusual for a city government to dedicate a week to a
charitable organization or
outstanding personality.
Terry Fox weeks are the popular
rage these days.
Calgary mayor Ross Alger meant
serious business when he declared
the last week in August Off-campus
Housing Week.
With a university-area vacancy
rate of 0.6 per cent and on-campus
residences filled up, students at the
University of Calgary face a very
acute housing shortage.
However, events in Calgary prove
to be just the tip of a nation-wide
iceberg.
At Simon Fraser University students are sleeping in tents set up to
alleviate the housing squeeze there.
In Waterloo students are entering
lotteries, to win a spot in the university residences.
And for students who have gained access to residences at Concordia
University, rental fees have blown
through the roof. A single room
now costs over $1,000 for the year.
Evidence that severe student
housing shortages were looming appeared when Statistics Canada announced last April national vacancy
rates were 2.8 per cent; the lowest in
two years.
Vacancy rates in Victoria and
Vancouver were 0.1 per cent and
0.2 per cent respectively; the lowest
anywhere in the country.
In response to these statistics,
Paul Cosgrove, minister responsible
for the Canada Mortgage and
Housing Corporation announced in
June he was increasing by 5,000 the
number of government built low-income rented units.
But the measure "was only a
drop in the bucket," according to
the National Union of Student executive officer John Doherty, who
says the problem is so massive
stronger corrective measures are
needed.
Many factors have combined to
create the current shortages. In
some parts of the country housing
starts are not keeping pace with
growing populations.
This is particularly true in the
Lower Mainland of British Columbia. In Vancouver, city alderman
Harry Rankin told a housing committee meeting the city needed at
least 6,000 to 7,000 housing starts
per month to avert a crisis. The
whole province of B.C. had only
3,000 starts in the month of August,
according to a Statistics Canada official.
Suburban housing shortages have
forced many people, who had
dreamed of two-car garages in the
metropolitan outreaches, to seek
cheaper housing in the inner city.
More people than ever are choosing to restore old houses in downtown areas. Unfortunately these are
the houses which students tend to
rent. It seems student ghettos are
being taken over society's middle
class.
According to Al Woodcock,
housing director at the University
of Waterloo, this process of "re-
urbanization" is playing a significant role in the acute housing shortage for students in the Kitchener-
Waterloo area. With on- and off-
campus housing booked up, Woodcock said students will just have to
perservere in their quest to find accommodation.
For one student in Winnipeg, a
landlords' move to restore the interior of her rented room meant the
rent increased $100. The fee hike
left her no other choice but to look
elsewhere for a place to live.
Further pressure on student ghettos can be expected according to
University of Toronto economics
professor Lawrence Smith. He says,
in a Globe and Mail story, there will
be no speedup in the housing starts
because construction companies
sense the baby boom is over and
they will not invest money in a declining market.
Also of concern to students is a
36 per cent decrease from the year
previous in the number of private
rental units built. Recent high interest have affected builders because
the high cost of borrowing money
has scared them from investing in
expensive housing projects. In addition, builders are more likely to invest in multiple dwelling units
which cater to the upper echelons of
the income scale. It is far more profitable to build high-rise, high-rent
dwellings than low-income rental
units.
Burnaby MP Svend Robinson
feels the nature of our economic
system is the reason for the current
housing crisis. Robinson said shortages of this nature are inevitable
"as long as we have an economic
system which is based on the pursuit
of profit."
He said companies which have
the capital and ability to build
cheap affordable housing are not
doing so because they would rather
spend the money to build shopping
centres and other ventures which
are more likely to show big profits.
Solutions to the housing problem
must come from the recognition
that housing is a fundamental right,
said Robinson.
It is clear, however, the federal
government has no interest in any
scheme proposed by Robinson.
In the late 1960s when the economy was more buoyant, the federal
government poured $65 million
worth of loans into student housing
for post-secondary institutions. But
since 1969 that amount of money
has slowly declined until three years
ago, when the tap was shut off completely.
The reason for this, says Al
Revie, chief of program improvement, lending division for the
CMHC, was that the loan program
"was like everything else," which
suffered funding cutbacks due to
government restraint. The government set priorities for funding and
student housing wasn't one of
them, he said.
However, this has not stopped
administrators and students at both
the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University from asking
for CMHC loans for the construction of campus residences. According to Revie, Simon Fraser has
made several presentations but has
been turned down.
At the University of Victoria the
CMHC and the University Council
of B.C. have quashed the institution's bid for a 300-unit residence
by refusing to grant low interest
loans for its construction.
Even if it were built though it
would only put a dent in the housing crunch which has left an estimated 1,000 students stranded in
the provincial capital.
Robinson believes funding for
these facilities should be a government priority. After all, "the federal government has just decided to
spend the money it takes to educate
people in Canada" so they should
fund student housing. Robinson
says the money should come from
the Established Programs Financing Act (EPF), an act whereby the
federal and provincial governments
share responsibility for funding
post-secondary institutions.
Another factor which makes the
housing squeeze more severe is that
landlords often stereotype students
as Animal House characters. At
Conestoga College in Kitchener,
students may find themselves banned from renting condominium
units.
A landlord is urging the condominium board in Kitchener to deny
rental to students because of alleged
urination and vomiting on neighborhood lawns. Another agency
said they had never had problems
with students, however they still did
not allow students to rent from
them.
In Toronto, a student who had
come all the way from Newfoundland to attend the Ryerson Poly-
technical Institute, was asked
"what he looked like" when he
phoned a landlord to inquire about
accommodation. It is this atmosphere which bangs another
door shut for students especially in
a city like Toronto where the vacancy rate is almost zero.
On-campus housing has been
hard to come by this year for Canadian students. Waiting lists for accommodation range anywhere from
4,000 at UBC to 150 at the University of Manitoba. At Memorial University in St. John's, Nfld. the
women's residences are full with
long lineups to get in.
Solving the student housing crisis is going to take more than declaring off-campus housing week as
mayor Alger did in Calgary. Some,
like Svend Robinson, feel the profit
motive must be taken out of the
housing industry while others like
administrators at Waterloo feel students must persevere.
Meanwhile students organize to
pressure university administrators
and governments to solve the situation and wonder whether they will
have a roof over their heads tonight.
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THE    UBYSSEY
Tuesday, September 23,1980
Can't forget painful past
Having been subjected to four
years of mindless, inaccurate,
libellous and often idiotic drivel in
the form of The Ubyssey, I expected my graduation in May to be
a relief from this torture. However,
it seems that my taste in literature
has been permanently warped since
I find that I actually miss that
disgusting excuse for a newspaper.
So, what I'm trying to say is, if
you send me a subscription, I'll
send you a cheque. Please quote a
price. Thank you.
Alison Hughes
vice-president G.C.C.
1979-1980
B.Ed. (Elem.)
P.S. Don't let this get your hopes
up for international circulation.
Stand up, students
In the hope that the student body
shares the concern of the UBC administration to promote a relationship of mutual cooperation and
sympathy between the university
and the general community, I write
to urge that students show greater
respect and forbearance for older
people travelling in city buses.
On too many occasions I have
stood, and seen other senior citizens
stand, while students on the No. 10
INFACT
I should be pleased if you could
place the following notice in your
newspaper. Thank you.
A representative of INFACT
Canada (Infant Formula Action
Coalition) will speak at a meeting at
the B.C. Teachers' Federation
building at the corner of Burrard
Street and 6th Avenue in Vancouver
on Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. The film,
Formula Factor, which is about the
promotion of infant formula in
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which older or handicapped
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The explanation is surely not that
UBC students cannot read?
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The Ubyssey, distributed free to
all students on campus, can be
subscribed to by unfortunate outsiders for the outrageous price of
$24 a year.
Those interested in receiving The
Ubyssey in their very own mailbox
(or can't think of what to stuff nasty Uncle Al's stocking with) should
contact the Alma Mater Society
publications office at 228-3977 or
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We wish every student would do
this. For $500,000 a year, we could
put out a fairly decent newspaper.
— The Staff.
Stop nitwit complaints
I have just finished calculating
the number of actual days of instruction at UBC. It comes to 130.
Now granted, someone will pick'
up on my calculations and say,
"Hey! You forgot about Good Friday!" and thus lessen my total by
one or two days.
However, there are about 130
days of instruction and at the current rate of fees we are paying this is
a damn good deal! Don't these narrow minded goofs realize that at SS
a day you are getting the best deal
money can buy?
What's with all the complaining?
The taxpayer, let's face it, is getting
socked with paying the other 90 per
cent of the actual costs of running
the university.
I think it's time the students of
this university sat down and
thought about how fortunate they
really are. Think to yourselves how
lucky you are that you're not paying the other 90 per cent.
You can still afford nice clothes,
(I don't see any students wearing
rags to class) and the gas for your
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pursuing a challenging career as Chartered Accountants.
Interested applicants should leave a copy of their
U.C.P.A. form and most recent transcript at the
Canada Employment Centre in Brock Hall by October
1st.
You will be contacted regarding campus interviews
which will take place October 27 through the 31st.
Additional information is available at the
Canada Employment Centre on campus.
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Representatives from our Vancouver and Victoria
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Vancouver office October 29,30 and 31
Victoria November 7
At this time we will be interviewing 1981 graduates
who will be eligible for student registration with the
Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.
Arrangements for an interview should be made
through the Canada Employment Centre, Room
214, Brock Hall by October 2, 1980.
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Are You Physically Unfit?
Are you 18-29 years old and physically inactive?
Are you currently in very poor shape (i.e.: endurance?)
You may qualify for participation in a study to promote improved aerobic (cardio respiratory) fitness
to be conducted at UBC beginning in September.
Call today and if your qualify, arrange for an
aerobic fitness appraisal that will tell you exactly
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REFERENDUM
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deficit. SUS consists of 3500 members.
Quorum is 10% and we need a YES! Be
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Comp. Sc, Hebb Th., Biol. Buildings, in
SUB and Sedgewick.
Date of referendum:
Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 during lunch hours.
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THE    UBYSSEY
Page 9
SPORTS
'Birds flying high on road
By SCOTT McDONALD
The UBC soccer team returned
from a successful weekend road trip
to Saskatoon and Edmonton in first
place in the Canada West University Athletic Association league.
The 'Birds combined a 4-2 win
against the University of Saskatchewan Friday with a 2-2 tie against the
University of Alberta to take three
out of four possible points. They
now lead the league with five
points, two ahead of second place
University of Calgary.
The 'Birds started off strongly
against the University of Saskatchewan, taking a quick 2-0 lead with
goals by Bruce Biles and Gord
Johnson.
UBC coach Joe Johnson said
Monday problems then arose that
were mainly the result of Saskatchewan's rough play. At the 30-minute
mark 'Bird goaltender Ben Becker
was knocked down and had to be
carried off the field with a knee injury.
Becker, who was replaced in goal
by fullback Will Sluis, was operated
on Sunday and is out for the season. 'Bird captain Eric Jones left
the game as well after suffering a
broken nose late in the first half.
Even with the injuries, the 'Birds
went on to win 4-2. Goals were a result of Gord Johnson scoring again
and first-year man Joel Johnson
(no relation) netting the insurance
goal.
Saturday the 'Birds were both
lucky and unlucky said coach Johnson. Lucky in that Alberta's Rudi
Klen missed a penalty shot and unlucky in that Alberta scored in the
last minute of play to force a 2-2 tie.
Rookie David Jones, who went
on the trip as a forward, replaced
Sluis in goal. Johnson said the fullback line played a strong game
which took most of the pressure off
Jones.
With Alberta leading 1-0 at half
time the scoring tandem of Johnson
and Biles went to work again. Biles
evened the score with a sharp-angled shot that he put in off the Alberta goalie's chest, and Johnson
put UBC ahead with a well-placed
shot from a pass by Randy Couts.
Coach Johnson singled out Couts
and Jones as having played strong
games Saturday. Jones, because of
his injury, only played the second
half.
Johnson said that he was pleased
by his team's performance on the
trip but he is now worried about his
goaltending situation. He said he
can not always depend upon other
players to fill the position and is on
the lookout for a goalie.
Unfortunately for the 'Birds they
only have until the end of the week
to resolve the problem. On Friday
at 2 p.m. on Wolfson field they
tangle with the University of Calgary and on Saturday they play the
U of A in a return match.
('Bird droppings)
In Thunderbird football, a
15-yard run by quarterback Dave
Thistle scored the only 'Bird touchdown Saturday in Saskatoon. The
University of Saskatchewan
Huskies downed UBC 34-10 with
little difficulty.
Thistle, who replaced Greg
Clarkson at halftime, was UBC's
only bright spot in an otherwise dismal game. Along with his lone
touchdown, Thistle was the 'Birds
leading rusher, getting 43 yards on
six carries.
Husky running back Jim Manz
racked up 170 yards rushing, including a touchdown of 41 yards
and one of 35.
The 'Birds are recovering and
preparing for Friday when they play
the U of C Dinosaurs 7:30 p.m. at
Thunderbird Stadium.
*     •     *
The field hockey Thunderettes
kept the Washington State University side off the scoreboard all of
Saturday through two games.
First the UBC Varsity side defeated WSU 3-0, then the Junior Varsity team held Washington to a
scoreless tie.
Next weekend the Thunderettes
travel to Edmonton to play the first
of three Canada West tournaments.
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SUS
ELECTIONS/1980
The U.B.C. Science Undergraduate Society
hereby gives notice that elections will be
held for the positions of:
president
secretary
academic coordinator
athletic coordinator
publications officer
public relations officer
student council rep
Nomination forms are available in Rm. 1500,
Biology Bldg. Nomination deadline is Friday
Sept. 26 at 1:25 p.m. Voting will take place
from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 during lunch hours.
Polling booths will be in Biol., Comp. Sc,
Hebb Theatre, Sedgewick and S.U.B.
DAY
TUESDAY
SEPT. 23rd
2-4 p.m.
Texas instruments Representatives
VINCE NICOLA and STEPHEN SCOTT
will be available to answer your questions
and demonstrate Texas Instruments
calculators at the:
ubc
bookstore
louche Ross &Co.
Chartered Accountants
We are an international firm of chartered accountants seeking
persons to article as chartered accountants in our British Columbia offices.
If you are currently on a Faculty of Commerce undergraduate, licentiate, or graduate program, have a sincere
desire to become a chartered accountant, and will graduate in
1981, we would like to meet you.
We will be recruiting on campus from November 3 to
November 7. Persons desiring to meet our representatives
must apply for an interview in writing and forward their
resumes to the Campus Placement Centre by October 1, 1980.
These applications will be pre-screened. Students selected for
interviews will be contacted as quickly as possible to make appointments through the Campus Placement Centre.
Intramurals with the A.M.S. & Alumni Association present:
The 61st
OCTOBER 2 - 1:00 PM
ARTS 20
Relay
8 leg relay from V.G.H. to U.B.C. This year's Arts 20 salutes TERRY FOX and his
run for Cancer by donating all entry fees to the B.C. Cancer Association.
All faculties, fraternities, sororities, varsity teams, J.V. teams, faculty members and
independents are encouraged to enter teams.
CATEGORIES: Men, Women & CoRec (4 of each)
Register at the Intramurals Cage, War Memorial Gym
Fee: $10.00 per team
Arts 20 T-shirts available for $5.00 each. Page 10
THE    UBYSSEY
Tuesday, September 23, 1980
'Tween classes
TODAY
CHARISMATIC CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Singing, fellowship and prayer meeting, noon,
SUB 211.
INSTITUTE OF ASIAN RESEARCH
Dr. Graham Johnson, UBC sociology prof.,
speaks on "The four modernizations — economic and political implications," noon, Buch.
322.
CCCM
Eucharist, noon, Lutheran Campus Centra.
HUMAN SETTLEMENTS VIEWING CENTRE
"The Other Way" a film about E. F. Sche-
macner, author of "Small is Beautiful," and his
ideas on alternate technology, noon. Library Processing Room 306.
PRE-MED CLUB
First general meeting, membership fee of $5 gets
you lectures, field trips and parties, noon. Woodward IRC 1.
PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES
Organizational meeting, noon, SUB 224.
COMMITTEE AGAINST RACIST
AND FASCIST VIOLENCE
Hardial Bains, chairman of central committee of
CPC (M-L) speaks, noon, SUB 206.
SLAVONIC CIRCLE
Slide show by Helen Prior, student who spent
one month in Soviet Union on a Russian immersion program, noon.
ECONOMICS STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION
General election and organizational meeting,
noon, Buch. 205.
LSM
Dinner and discussion on "Liberation of the Bible," 6 p.m., Lutheran Campus Centre.'
INTRAMURALS
Soccer referee clinic, 7 p.m.. War Memorial gym
211. Register in War Memorial gym 203.
APPOINTMENT SERVICE
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tons of other great stuff.
Intriguing starts, fabulous
desserts. 11:30 on-7 days a
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KARATE
Ganaral maeting, 8:30 p.m., gym E.
WEDNESDAY
HISTORICAL DANCE
Electiona and ciaaa organization,  noon,  SUB
115.
STUDENT COUNCIL FOR
EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
Ganarai maating, noon, Scarfa 1005.
GAMES CLUB
Ganaral maating to alaci club axecutiva and plan
yaar'a avanta, noon, SUB 213.
NOP
Ganaral maating, noon, SUB 211.
MUSSOC
Ganarai maating, noon, ballroom axtanaion.
SAILING CLUB
Organizational maating —  naw mambara wal-
coma, noon, SUB 207-209.
VOC
Ganaral maating to alact journal adrtora and pro-
jecta foreperson, noon, Cham. 250.
INTRAMURALS
Deadline for men's regiatration in UBC Open
Golf Tournament, War Memorial gym 203.
CCCM
Opening barbeque, 5:30 p.m., Lutheran Campua
Centre.
ECONOMIC STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION
Licenaed liquidity trap open to all economics
students, ataff and faculty, 8 p.m., SUB 211.
THURSDAY
WAHGAMING SOCIETY
General meeting, noon, SUB party room.
BRIDGE CLUB
General meeting to elect club executive and plan
year's events, noon, SUB 117.
B.C. MENTAL RETARDATION INSTITUTE
Film "Gavin" — the birth of a Down's Syndrome
child, noon, IRC lecture hall 6.
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EAST INDIAN STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION
First general meeting with guest speaker from
SFU, all welcome, noon, SUB 211.
INTRAMURALS
Organizational meeting for Saturday's canoe trip
to Widgeon Creek, noon. War Memorial gym
211.
CHARISMATIC CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Free dinner and evening of fellowship, 6 p.m.,*
Lutheran Campus Centre lounge.
CAMPUS CAVALIERS
Square dance, 7 p.m., Maclnnes lounge, Gage.
PHOTOSOC
General meeting and social evening, 7 p.m.,
SUB 212.
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Meeting of graduate executive council, all welcome, 7 p.m., Grad Centre committee room.
KARATE
General meeting, 7:30 p.m., gym E.
FRIDAY
INTRAMURALS
Deadline for the following men's activities: 61st
annual arts '20 relay; soccer super league; inter-
tube water polo; badminton league; fort camp
hockey league; War Memorial gym 203.
Joggers 5 km run for men and women, noon,
Maclnnes field.
SKYDIVING CLUB
General meeting, all welcome, noon, SUB 213.
SATURDAY
INTRAMURALS
Canoe and hike to Widgeon Falls, register Thursday.
SUNDAY
HISTORICAL DANCE
Barbeque dance class and organizational meeting, 7 p.m., SUB 207-209.
Moon spoakon
choke and puke
Remember the Rhinos and their
different perspective?
John, Eh? McDonald, Parti Rhinoceros candidate for Vancouver
Quadra in the last federal ejection,
will try to predict what the mind-altering drugs of the 1980s will be like
at noon tomorrow in the SUB auditorium.
Next to speak in-this free AMS
program choke-and-puker will be
Colin Mangham of the Alcohol and
Drugs Education Services.
Play doctor?
Are you looking for some other
people who would just love to play
doctor? Are you just dying to meet
a cadaver?
If so, come on down and take
your medicine. The pre-med club is
having its first meeting Tuesday,
Sept. 23 at the Woodward IRC-1. It
costs you $5 to meet other aspiring
Hot flashes
Marcus Welbys, attend thrilling lectures on the state of malpractice,
and take field trips to wherever pre-
med students go.
How could you miss such a
golden opportunity? It promises to
be even more fun than (an enema)
your yearly checkup.
Hoy taxi!
There's an ugly rumor circulating
that says that there is no work available for English majors. This is a lie.
And out and out lie.
Most cabbies majored in English,
half the postal workers in the country majored in English, quite a few
bellmen at Vancouver's finest hotels majored in English. So what's
this about not being able to find
jobs?
There will be a colloquy on career
opportunities other than teaching in
the Buchanan penthouse on Thursday at 12:30. There will be speakers
from the English department. Employment Canada, Student Services, the Internship program and
various    assorted    fast   food
restaurants.
Fool safer
Something many women want to
feel they have is freedom from fear.
Do something about it. Tuesday
evenings from tonight on, the UBC
karate club and members of the endowment lands RCMP will conduct
women's self defence classes at
7:30 p.m. in gym E at the winter
sports complex.
You will walk away from it feeling
safer. For further information contact Rec UBC.
Relive flie irok
Many years ago the students of
this university trekked from Fair-
view to Point Grey where only the
hulks of unfinished buildings stood.
In honor of the Great Trek, intramurals is having the 61st annual
arts 20 relay. If you want to
challenge the title unofficially held
by the West End Bourgeois Pigs,
get to War Memorial gym 203 by
Friday and register your team.
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES
FACULTY OF ARTS
NOMINATIONS ARE INVITED FOR STUDENT
REPRESENTATIVES TO THE FACULTY OF ARTS:
a) one representative from the combined major, honours and
graduate students in each of the departments and schools
of the Faculty of Arts.
b) two representatives from each of First and Second Year
Arts.
Student representatives are full voting members in the meetings
of the Faculty of Arts, and are appointed to committees of the
Faculty.
Nomination forms are available from School and Department Offices, the Dean of Arts' Office, the Arts Faculty Advisor's Office,
and the Arts Undergraduate Society Office.
Completed nomination forms must be in the hands of the Registrar
of the University not later than 4:00 p.m., FRIDAY,
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Ongoing programs at Lutheran Campus Centre:
Tuesday 12:30    Eucharist
7:30    Explorations into Spirituality
(starts Sept. 30)
Wednesday 5:30   Community Meal
Friday 12:30   Bible Study (starts Sept. 26)
SPECIAL BARBEQUE
Sept. 24
5:30
FALL RETREAT
October 17-19
EXPLORING THE NA TURE OF EVIL
Thursday 12:30
Sept. 25 — Lutheran Campus Centre, Terry Anderson,
V.S.T., "Christian Ethics and Evil"
Oct. 2 — S.U.B. 215, James Packer, Regent College, An
Evangelical Perspective
Oct. 9 — Lutheran Campus Centre, Mary Conner, Ecumenical Women's Centre, A Feminist Perspective
Oct. 16 — S.U.B. 215, George Hermanson, Campus Minister, "God, Power and Evil: a Process Theodicy"
Oct. 23 -S.U.B. 215, Daniel Siegel, Rabbi, U.B.C,
A Jewish Perspective
Oct. 30 — S.U.B. 215, Mme. Parin Dosso, Anthropology,
A Muslim Perspective
Nov. 6 — S.U.B. 215, Joe Richardson, Religious Studies,
A Hindu Perspective
Nov. 13 - S.U.B. 215, T.B.A., A Buddhist Perspective
Nov. 20 - S.U.B. 215, Don Overmyer, Asian Studies,
Chinese Philosophy
Nov. 27 — S.U.B. 215, Anthony Podlecki, Classics, Evil
and Greek Tragedy
Dec. 4 - S.U.B. 215, T.B.A., "Symbolism of Evil"
the ministry of the anglican and united churches
of Canada, and the student christian movement
at the university of british Columbia
THE CLASSIFIEDS
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Commercial - 3 lines. 1 day $3.30; additional lines
50c. Additional days $3.00 and 46c.
Classified ads are not accepted by telephone and are payable in
advance. Deadline is 11:00 a.m. the day before publication.
Publications Office, Room241, S.U.B., UBC, Van., B.C. V6T2A6
5 — Coming Events
Lost
STUDENT RETREAT Oct. 3-5 at Mission
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THE WRITE PEOPLE offer tutoring in
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Phone 688-9737 12-5 p.m.
THE WRITE PEOPLE offer an essay clinic.
Bring all relevant material. Organization and
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THE    UBYSSEY
Page 11
DISCOUNT
Give students cheap food
Unreal. Disgusting. Loathsome.
Putrid. What do these words have
in common? They all apply to the
swill served in the student union
building cafeteria.
Food services has a monopoly on
the . . . uh . . . material that fills
stomachs on campus. If you want
good food at a reasonable price it is
necessary to go off campus, and for
students who have only one hour
Plants thank
all ranks
The Friends of the UBC Botanical Garden have asked me to thank
you for the publicity you gave us
for our plant sale for students.
We had a very successful sale —
over 3,600 attended and most
bought several plants. As well as
their purchases we hope many of
them learned a little about the Garden and will visit its various components during their years at UBC.
Once again, thank you and your
staff.
Helen Chitly
Merci etc.
Just a brief note of thanks for the
P.R. on Clubs' Days. The "directory" idea worked well, and the articles and pictures reinforced each
other. If I can ever be of assistance
in the future, please don't hesitate
to call (local 5466) . . . that's what
I'm here for. Once again, thanks!
Jeff Lowe
clubs commissioner
for lunch that option is out of the
question.
So let's follow Joe Schmuck,
hapless student, as he searches for
some munchies to quell the rumblings in his stomach. He appears at
SUB promptly at 12:30 and is faced
with a choice of ever-expanding
queues. Jostled from behind he
chooses one and in a few minutes
finds himself confronted by a glum
orange-frocked person demanding
what flavor ice cream he wants.
Oops. Join another line.
He repositions himself in the line
on the left and gazes at a bewildering array of alleged food and outrageous prices. He scans the list
quickly: mushroom burger ($1.30),
meat pie ($1.15), club house sandwich, without fries ($2.20), and so
on. The rumblings of hunger turn
to anxious mutterings of protest. A
check of his wallet shows that he
cannot afford any of the above and
still pay his rent.
A glance at other counters reveals
more startling ripoffs: a slice of
processed swiss cheese (.35), a glass
of shrivelled blueberries (.85) and,
unsurprisingly by this time, hot
water (.20).
Poor Joe flees in frustration.
Food services makes massive profits each year through their
stranglehold on campus growlies. It
would not be so intolerable if they
offered half-way decent food. But
they don't.
Retching is too high a compliment for the slop dishes out in what
I now refer to as The Trough.
Chris Bocking
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Recruiting representatives of the
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If you are interested in career
opportunities with a progressive
Canadian resource company,
see your placement office
immediately.
noranda group
PUBLIC MEETING OF ALL STUDENTS
All concerned students and people representing campus clubs, societies and
organizations, as well as interested members of the university community are invited
to present briefs on the structure of a new committee on campus media to be formed
by the Alma Mater Society.
Those wishing to address the AMS media commission on Sept. 23, 1980, contact the
AMS executive secretary, Cynthia Bell in room 236, Student Union Building by 4:30,
Sept. 22 to be placed on the speaker's list. Speaker's list will close at the meeting's
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WOMEN
would you like to become
More Assertive?
— Learn to express yourself directly and without apology
— Overcome your own obstacles to assertive behaviour
— Practice through role-playing and discussion with other
women
Join An Assertive
Training Group:
Group I (Wednesdays)
Time:    11:30 a.m.-l:00 p.m.
Dates:   October 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5
Place:   Room 302, Brock Hall
Group II (Fridays)
Time:    1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Dates:   November 7, 14, 21, 28; December 5
Place:   Room 362, Brock Hall
Register by September 26, in Room 203, Brock Hall
WOMEN STUDENTS'
OFFICE
Enquiries: 228-2415
A LOOK AT UNIVERSITY LIFE
MA UNIVERSITY IS..."
A 20-minute film
Shot on campus
with UBC students, staff and faculty
See it any day at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22 to 25
Monday — Buchanan 106
Tuesday — IRC 2
Wednesday — Scarfe 100
Thursday — MacMillan 166
Friday — SUB Auditorium Page 12
THE    UBYSSEY
Tuesday, September 23,1980
Free Canadian press bites the dust in takeovers
By DON DEAGAN
Canadian University Press
In the past year, daily newspaper
competition has come to an end in
Montreal, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Victoria and Vancouver.
Newspaper chains have, as a result, come under fire for choking
the alternative "voices" of these
cities, but the chain's defenders reply that they killed newspapers, as
one Vancouver Sun headline baldly
put it, to face the "economic
truth."
The FP chain folded the Montreal Star in September 1979. Last
January, the Thomson chain purchased FP, and Thomson sold the
Calgary Albertan to the Toronto
Sun in June. Black Wednesday,
Aug. 27, saw the Southam chain
buy the Vancouver Sun from
Thomson and fold the Winnipeg
Tribune. The same day, Thomson
folded the Ottawa Journal and the
following weekend, Thomson's
Victoria Colonist and Victoria
Times became one paper, the Vic-
perspectives
toria Times-Colonist. Southam is
how pondering the future of its
Vancouver papers, the Sun and
Province.
So the chains killed newspapers
and exposed the falsehood of the
assertion that a positive feature of
chains is that they can rehabilitate
money-losing newspapers. Profits,
at least short-term profits, are more
important.
"The economics in North America are very tough," Ken Thomson claimed shortly before Black
Wednesday. "There are very few
markets that could support two
newspapers."
But a look at newspaper economics proves that the economic
truth is being denied by the chain
proprietors of newspapers, and this
denial means a more serious loss of
media access than all of this year's
folded newspapers.
Let's look at how newspaper
economies have changed over the
past decades. Back then, most of
the money newspapers made came
from the nickels paid for newspapers.
Advertising was just another inducement to buy the paper, and ad
revenue was simply icing on the revenue cake. The newspaper propi-
etor of old didn't care who bought
the paper. The bum on skid road
was just as important as the millionaire.
Television came along, and the
effectiveness of TV advertising was
offset by its great cost. Advertisers
discovered "demographics," the
commercial science of directing ads
at the people who are most likely to
buy a particular product.
Soon, some of the most popular
shows on television were being
yanked off the air because they appealed to the "wrong" people, for
instance, senior citizens who don't
have much disposable income.
Demographics then began hitting
the publishing industry by the late
1960s, first with magazines. Life
magazine's demise as a weekly in
1972 came before it could become a
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money loser. It was killed (for six
years) because it appealed to too
many people; the demographics
weren't good.
By then, of course, advertising
had become the dominant part of a
magazine's or newspaper's income.
This occurred because the cost of
labor, land, machines, money and
even paperboys had rocketed. And
chains, which had proliferated,
needed ever-growing profit margins
to look good to investors.
Because publishers decided that
people should not directly have to
pay the ballooning costs and profits, it has been many years since a
newspaper has been sold for anything approaching its value.
Today, as one commentator put
it, the price of your daily newspaper
barely covers delivery costs.
Newspapers have become a medium to deliver advertising. The millionaire's quarter is worth far more
to a newspaper publisher today
than the bum's quarter. In fact, it is
getting very difficult to purchase
the daily paper in the poorer parts
of many American cities.
Newspapers are competing
against radio and television for the
advertiser's dollar, along with
"shopper" newspaper weeklies and
glossy leisure magazines which
everyone in affluent parts of town
(and no one on the wrong side of
the tracks) expects to see regularly
on their doorsteps.
These shoppers' rags and leisure
magazines, along with the special
interest magazines which have replaced the general interest magazines like Life, are forcing newspapers to work harder .for their
main source of income, advertising.
Part of that work includes pandering to the demographic wants of
advertisers, tailoring their papers to
the upwardly mobile 20- to 35-year-
olds who like blowing their loan
money on stereos, TVs, houses and
Aspirins. These upwardly mobile
types so loved by advertisers, so the
marketing studies show, don't care
about what's going on in the world
(even though the world is intruding
on our lives more today than at any
other peacetime).
The result? Disco journalism —
long stories on Dolly Parton's hairdo, briefs on OPEC's latest turn of
the energy screws, lots of ink for the
fashion writer, a tight story for the
investigative reporter.
Advertising takes up a large part
of the paper, and lifestyle and
"people" stories are eating away at
the space for real news.
And of course the new "directed
circulation" newspaper cuts off less
fortunate people from the media.
They are already denied access to
broadcast media by demographics.
It won't be long until the paperboys
and coin boxes disappear from the
poor side of town.
Demographics killed the Star, the
Journal, the Tribune, the Colonist
and maybe even the Province. Advertisers like one major paper in
town because one paper more effi
ciently delivers advertising. (There
can be many TV channels because
they're all available in every home
— all the advertiser has to do is put
his ad on the top-rated show.)
This student newspaper has a
controlled circulation aimed at students who somehow have money to
get stereos, cameras and skis. Advertising subsidizes most of the cost
of this paper.
It is a pity that publishers have
decided that people aren't prepared
to pay a more realistic price for
newspapers. This can be chalked up
to the immediate pressures of the
marketplace. But the majority of
papers that chose to live off the
avails of advertising have folded.
So we have lost our alternate
voices, but more importantly, every
one of us gets less news and the
poor are progressively being cut
off. The social ramifications could
be disastrous.
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