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Vol. LXIV, No. 6
Vancouver, B.C. Friday, September 25,1961
By Tony Jochlin
of Canadian University Press
A group of two dozen people, most of
them in their mid-twenties, sat on the floor of
a small Warsaw apartment. Some eagerly
take notes, others just listen, their eyes fixed
at one corner of the room where an older
man elaborates on an important point he has
just made.
The man, an acknowledged scholar, was
giving a history lecture on Polish-Soviet relations. The rest of the participants are
students of a clandestine university known as
Towarzystwo Kursow .Naukowych, the
Society for Academic Courses. Every half
hour two listeners would quietly leave the
room to replace two others standing at the
front door. They are on lookout for the People's Militia.
For the better part of the last decade, this
is the way Polish students have filled the gaps
in the contemporary history of their own
country, and so learned the secrets of officially forbidden knowledge. This is how
they learned there is more than one correct
version of scientific interpretation and that
the victorious path of proletarian revolution
is full of weeds and brambles.
Polish universities have been under total
control of the central administrative and
political apparatus of the state, as affirmed
by the higher education bills of 1949 and
1969. The party policy of imposing a
Marxist-Leninist interpretation on virtually
every aspect of academic inquiry led to
distortions and falsifications, especially in
the humanities. As intellectual rigour declined, so did the morale of its adherents. Student and instructors grew apathetic and
cycical. Students mistrusted their teachers
whom they saw as tools of indoctrination.
At the same time, the inconsistencies in official teachings became so obvious they
stimulated interest among students in sear-
ching beyond the "approved truths." The
public felt for years that the authorities'
claim to superior knowledge was illegitimate,
but it was scholars and students who were
moved to intellectual defiance.
But breaking the barriers of fear and
falsehood was not easy. Some aspiring
scholars like professor Leszek Kolakowski,
protected by their growing international
reputations, were given the choice of leaving
the country. Others like Jacek Kuron and
Adam Michnik — both activists of the Social
Defence Committee — had to face interrogations, arrests and prison terms. Still others
like Stanislaw Pyjas, a student from Krakow
University, were brutally murdered by Militia
With each new act of repression, however,
the movement for liberalization was
strengthened and soon acquired a momentum of its own. When the workers in Gdansk
went on the strike which spawned the
Solidarity free trade union last fall, students
did not lag behind.
Even before the new academic year started
in October, students in Warsaw, Gdansk and
Krakow began to organize new independent
student unions. On the first day of classes,
thousands of students across the country
joined the Niezalezny Zwiazek Studentow
(NZS), the Independent Student Union.
Branches were established at all major
With typical lack of perception, the
authorities attempted to calm the situation by
offering higher scholarships. Students accepted the offer, but continued to press for
further reforms. They wanted an almost
complete revision of the law governing higher
education, particularly regarding registration
of student organizations, selection of department heads, admissions and dismissals of
students. They demanded increased
autonomy for universities, the right to independent student publications and free ac
cess to all library materials. The students'
• For years the only legitmate student
organization at Polish universities was the
Socjalistyczny Zwiazek Studentow Polskich,
or Socialist Union of Polish Students. It was
under party control and claimed the right to
exclusive representation of all students.
• University rektors (the equivalent of
university presidents), deans of departments
and other university officials were political
appointees with frequently dubious academic
credentials. For all practical purposes, the
university community had no say in the matter of their selection.
• The point system. Students were admitted on the basis of a system whereby more
than half the number of points required were
granted for socio-economic background. For
example, if in a particular program 12 points
were required for admission, a student whose
parents were of "working class" background
would automatically receive seven points. A
student whose parents belonged to the "intelligentzia" — which included clerical
workers — could not claim any additional
points. Often it was actually the points
awarded for background rather than
academic potential that determined whether
a student was admitted to a university.
This gave rise to sometimes hilarious situations when parents would transfer from their
office jobs to manual labor so their children
could be placed in the proper economic
category and be awarded a substantial
number of admission points.
Even more disturbing was the practice of
"rektor's pick" by which rektors and other
department heads could fill up to 20 per cent
of the course positions at their own discretion, regardless of academic standards.
See page 6: POLISH
Student strike banner graces gate to Warsaw University Page 2
Friday, September 25,1981
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Growing places.
The children shown above are playing on what used to be
a tailing pond near Salmo, B.C.
Tailing ponds are found near most mines. They hold the
sand-like tailing —the result of grinding rock down to a
size small enough to release the mineral —and help to
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Only a masochist would sit through an hour and a
half of non-stop commercials. Right? Wrong.
Not only did I, but a capacity-plus crowd at the
Vancouver East Cinema, sat through 90 minutes of
plugs for products ranging from beer to bibles to
mayonaise, but we enjoyed it. Immensely.
The occassion for this celebration of the oft underappreciated talents of the world's advertisers was the
1980 Cannes International Advertising Festival, which
included prize-winning samples from the years
The first section of the showing was devoted to vintage greats from the 1950s and 1960s. Precocious
animals seemed to dominate the reel. Viewers were
treated to a virtuoso herd of cows performing l'Opera
Boeuf, an early bovine version of the Purina Cat Chow
chow-chow-chow dance, for a French soup commercial. There was also a pasta commercial which included
a cast of 200,000 eggs and a typing chicken.
Perhaps the most memorable of the early winners
was a 1960s commercial for Levis which must surely
have been the inspiration for the GWG Bum Bum ads.
Because that's what the entire ad was about — bums
— coyly clothed in Levis, of course. Little ones, big
ones, in-between ones, decorated, patched, and obviously prized for their fadedness, Levis 1960's bums
flaunted peace signs, love sings, and embroidered
flowers. It was an interesting contrast to the designer
jeans mentality which prevails today. A pair of new-
blue Calvins may be cool, but faded Levis were fun.
The first two examples of the 1980's state-of-the-art,
Kawasaki and Coke, were representative of the overall
change from a relatively low-key appeal to the consumer, to the aggressive tone which runs through many
contemporary commercials.
Both were examples of the North American hardsell, using pulsating music and fast-paced, hard-hitting
visuals. Other examples familiar to the North
American market included Jello (with Bill Cosby in his
classic incarnation as the Jello Pudding Pincher), Pepsi, Coke, Channel No. 5, and James Garner's spots for
An American ad for BASF cassettes was also
memorable because it provided a new twist to an age-
old story. The mini-drama takes place in an army boot
camp where John Private has just received a tape from
his girlfriend back home. He's all excited, and his
friends and drill sergeant gather round to hear what
they suppose will be a loneliness-assauging love letter
from said girlfrield. Instead, poor John and co. are
treated to the girlfriend singing about how, in John's
absence, she has found another guy. The point is, that
on BASF, "even the bad times sound good."
The British livened up their ads with celebrities in
several cases. Clarence the Gourmet Rabbit (any relation to the Paddington Cat?) made an appearance with
his owner in a commercial plugging Hellman's Mayonnaise.
As for the more widely known stars of stage and
screen, we were treated to Dudley Moore of the "10"
fame as a working class stiff and a punk rocker in two
separate versions of a spot for Barclaycard, the U.K.
version of Visa.
In the first, Moore's character is short of cash for
the washing machine his stereotyped nagging, curler-
festooned wife wants him to buy, and in the second,
Punk Dudley (a contradiction in terms it would seem)
has to forego his purchase of the latest discs by Susie
and the Stinkpots, the Electric Cauliflowers, and Gut-
tersnots. And none of this would have happened, you
see, if he'd only had a Barclaycard.
As well, John Cleese makes a typically drole appearance for Planter's Pretzels. It takes one to sell one.
Another British ad, this time for Sausages, features
a dear old grandfather feeding a screaming baby
bangers, and admonishing the kid to "eat your nice
porky-worky." Fade to black and a cultured BBC
type voice telling viewers to "Buy Wall's Sausages —
they're made from prime porky-worky."
The Japanese Shishedo commercials were the
longest and perhaps the most interesting of all, each
one a mini play, complete in itself. The images were
bizarre, confusing, almost surrealistic, but very
beautiful. It's a totally different concept in advertising
to anything seen in the West.
Some entries were not without their redeeming social
value. A Swedish ad for prophlactics elicited more
than a few surprised chuckles from the audience. It
features a semi-nude woman on a bed with her naked
lover, busily informing him that she has stopped taking the pill. "Now," she says, "we are going to use
these." She proceeds to stretch the contraceptive
device tautly and snaps her beau on the derriere with it,
like a rubber band.
Another ad starts; out with what looks like a plug for
some sort of eye makeup; the screen is taken up by the
head and shoulders of a beautiful woman swathed in a
fantastic white fur coat, with only her eyes peeking out
from behind the soft luxuriance of the fur.
Gradually, the woman lowers the fur coat from
around her face to reveal a female vampire, with a
trickle of blood running down her chin. Simultaneously, images of a baby harp seal being bludgeoned to
death are flashed on the screen. "Save Wildlife from
Human Greed" is the message.
Commercials, as we all know, have the capacity to
be sexist as well. There was one for Renault which
featured a beautiful woman reclining on the roof of a
car, and a voice telling us that "she's beautiful, and
comes in a great new shape." Sex is still used to sell
A more ominous undertone is evident in an ad for
Prestel, the British equivalent of the Teledon video
display system which uses your home television screen
to disseminate information. The Prestel spot comes
across in an offensive Big Brother fashion, with a computer image of a beckoning finger on a television
screen admonishing to watch and learn.
But funny or serious, the commercials in the Cannes
Advertising Festival are all interesting. An unlikely
evening's entertainment but definitely worth catching
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Film styles and quality varied
STUDENT DIRECTORS . .  . technical success
Complexity and originality did
not highlight the UBC advanced
student films shown at the Robson
Media Centre last week.
But the students created a wide
variety of technically successful
films through good use of lighting,
sound and visual effects.
UBC student films
Various directors
Robson Square Theatre
Students screened a wide range of
film styles and topics including fiction, documentary and animation.
Variety perhaps best coins the
Brewery, for example, opened
the show as an innovative documentary explaining the beer-making
process. Director John Cook main-
Faye glossy but empty
Because Faye Dunaway bears a
natural resemblance to the late Joan
Crawford, she doesn't need dollops
of makeup to make her look like the
The similarity between Dunaway
and Crawford is both striking and
startling. One would have thought,
then, that Mommie Dearest, based
on Christina Crawford's account of
life with mother Joan, would have
been as believable in conception
and execution as in detail. It is not.
Mommie Dearest doesn't accomplish anything but attempts to
create a whole new fashion industry. The attention to costume and
set design is impeccable. The rest of
the film is a mess.
Mommie Dearest
Directed by Frank Perry
Playing at Capitol Six
The lavish decor and elegant
wardrobe Dunaway wears in the
movie are impressive at the beginning, but they bore after a while.
Ten minutes into Mommie Dearest,
and you know this is an incompetent picture. Dunaway doesn't portray Crawford; she mimics her.
Dunaway's performance is almost a parody. There is anger and
confusion in her eyes as she hops
from setting to setting, but nothing
lets you know that Dunaway has an
inkling about Crawford's motives.
With a slightly throaty voice and
eyelids that seem glued to her eyebrows, Dunaway's Crawford is like
a Mexican marionette — glossy exterior but empty inside.
Mommie Dearest concentrates on
Crawford's mistreatment of her
stepchildren, and daughter Christina in particular, without examining the psychological motives for
her behavior. Mommie Dearest
isn't about Joan Crawford's life;
it's about a big bad actress terrorizing her brood.
Mommie Dearest offers no convincing explanation about Crawford's behavior. Instead, it opts for
easy answers: the insecurity and
pressures of stardom.
The film tries to present Crawford as a confused, insecure woman, but everything Dunaway does
seems false. Dunaway's Crawford is
an actress without any discernible
character traits. Crawford's outbursts — like uprooting her garden
in the middle of the night, or making Christina eat the same piece of
raw meat for two days — seem ludicrous. One's first reaction is not
sympathy for the pathetic creature
on the screen, but to ridicule.
There isn't a single pleasurable
surprise in the whole movie. There
are no scenes or recreations of
Crawford's famous scenes in films
like Mildred Pierce to lend the
movie authenticity.
Mommie Dearest takes a cold, literal approach to its subject. The
filmmakers aren't content with having Dunaway play Crawford with a
minimum of makeup. Every detail
on Dunaway's face is so accurate
that after a while, you begin to
wonder if she's wearing a mask.
There is no movement in her facial
gestures, no subtlety of emotion;
everything is bold and obvious.
lationship between mother and
step-daughter; it's just a series of
screaming fits and child beatings.
The advertising campaign for
Mommie Dearest is aimed at promoting the film's elaborate fashions
and makeup. At the media preview
for Mommie Dearest, patrons were
given coupons for Glemby International Hairstyling. Paramount is
also aiming at other promotional
gimmicks, like window displays and
fashion shows. So much for an accurate depiction of Joan
Crawford's life.
DUNAWAY    .  .  .    who    fucks  whom?
Christina Crawford's account of
her childhood years may or may not
be true. As Diana Scarwid plays
her, Christina is doll-like and gentle
— and about as lifeless as her
mother. Nothing in Mommie Dearest allows you to understand the re-
Towards the end of the film,
when Crawford asserts her determination to remain on the board of
Pepsi-Cola's male-dominated
board of directors, she shouts,
"Don't fuck with me, fellas!"
Who's fucking whom?
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tains a live screen throughout the
film, beginning with slow, steady
camera movement in the factory
and around the various machines.
Subtly, the tempo increases; the
beer bottles are filled and placed
systematically down the chutes to
be packaged and loaded onto
Indeed, not only our sight, but
also our taste and hearing are successfully manipulated. In the final
scene, for example, the sound of a
beer being opened and poured enticingly into a glass connotes images
of sweltering summer afternoons,
when "everyone could do with a
In contrast to this upbeat beer
documentary, Shades of Endless
Night treats a more dramatic subject: the reality of a woman's nightmare. In short, the woman's dream
develops into reality, first with an
obscene telephone call, second with
a frightening encounter at the bus
stop and finally with a rape scene in
her apartment.
This overwhelmingly stark reality
is well depicted by director Paul Jo-
hal's use of black and white film.
Integrated with a mysterious musical score and intense closeups, this
blatant reality exposes the character's pervasive emotional responses:
fear, anger and confusion.
in comparison, with its vivid use of
color, explores the depths of the
viewer's senses. Through quick-
paced choreography, everchanging
facial expressions and a multitude
of brilliant colors, a group of
female dancers are synthesized into
a kaleidoscope of colors. Ultimately, the dancers are seen as a moving
mass of green and blue and yellow.
Thus, our perception is wonderfully
twisted; we wonder if we ever saw
the individual dancers.
Perception is equally important
in the animated films, specifically in
A Brief Departure, which centres
on a man in an easy chair.
He takes a trip, and as each im
age magically transforms into the
next, we are persuaded to follow,
momentarily suspending our disbelief. A more extraordinary animated adventure, Will Orlecki's The
Prince Eggor Ballet produces an
hilarious performance starring dancing eggs. And of the Pas d'Oeuf,
the most striking piece, what can be
said? Perhaps it will change our
views of classical ballet.
Unfortunately not all of the student films were directed with such innovation or expertise. Nuances, for
example, the story of a woman
dealing with a broken relationship,
treats a cliched theme with a series
of ever dramatic and uninspiring
Students screened
a wide range
of film styles
Again the problem of an unoriginal plot appears in Clearing, about
a lonely old man who befriends a
young boy, a story which becomes
totally predictable as it unravels.
However, For The Next 60 Seconds which closed the evening's
program, is a neatly packaged,
four-minute satirical film on the
nuclear defence warning system, directed by John Penhaii.
While a young man remains glued to the television set, engrossed in
a series of explosions, the TV is cut
and the emergency test is aired.
Suddenly an actual explosion occurs and the following outdoor
scene depicts total devastation, save
the TV set from which the nuclear
emergency warning still emanates.
With careful editing in its few
short scenes, the film follows a
quick natural rhythm. And the use
of only one actor creates a simplicity which enhances the film's overall
effect. It comments directly on the
absurdity of modern society.
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talks about
politics in film
and today's flatly
Robin Wood is regarded as something of a
radical within Toronto's York University
film establishment. He is known to show up
for his class lectures sporting T-shirts demanding liberation for minority groups or proclaiming — in a display of harmony with
struggling causes — Gays Against Racism.
Wood is a professor of film studies at
York. He is an accomplished author who has
published books about directors Alfred Hitchcock, Ingmar Bergman, Howard Hawks,
and Satyajit Ray. Wood has also co-authored
books on directors Claude Chabrol and
Michelangelo Antonioni and is a current contributor to Movie Magazine.
The Ubyssey's PAUL KAIHLA spoke
with Wood when he was in Toronto last summer. The movie critic outlined his philosophy
of film and current trends in the industry.
Wood speaks of the revolution in film
criticism instigated by the work in the French
film journal Cahiers du Cinema, as one of
the major influences on his writings.
Could you elaborate on what semiotics is?
It is the study of signs, communication in
terms of signs, the analysis of all cultural objects in terms of their construction of signs,
and the way they're read as signs.
Crucial to this whole movement was the influx into film criticism of notions of ideology
and of course behind all this, the enormously
important influence of Marxist theory —
which I think is fair to say, is behind all progressive film criticism since the late sixties.
They often wouldn't realize that in Canada,
but there seems to be very little progressive
Canadian film criticism.
How were the 1968 strikes a turning point?
"Just very simply, it's because during the
students' and workers' strikes in May 1968 in
France there was an enormous emphasis on
filmmaking and filmmakers. And the leading
French filmmakers, particularly Godard,
were actually involved in all that was going
on, and the entire editorial and writing staff
of Cahiers threw their weight into that.
Cahiers has been the most progressive film
magazine in the world probably, and the
most influential.
Let's take a film that was a part of that
revolution, Godard's Tout va Bien. How
would you analyse that in terms of semiotics?
It's a new type of film. I mean the application of semiotics to film has nothing to do
with the object being studied. The difference
is that Godard in Tout va Bien is himself absolutely aware of film as a system of signs
and he uses it in that way all the time —
foregrounding the medium throughout. As
against the traditional attempt to create the
false illusion of reality, which was generally a
way of concealing ideological positions.
How do you respond to the tendency of
critics to dump on films that have didactic
When you talk about critics I think it's
most important to make some distinctions.
The great enemy of serious film criticism, in
fact of serious discussion or raising serious
issues, is the entire machinery of the
bourgeois press.
It's not only that the critics who write for
the papers like the Star and The Glob and
Mail are on the whole bad critics, it's that
you can't write serious work in those circumstances. And of course they have an
enormous influence, a negative influence,
preventing serious work from being done,
preventing serious reflection — which of
course is part of the entire bourgeois
capitalist machine which depends upon
preventing people from thinking too much.
I would include in that even such supposedly illustrious critics as Pauline Kael,
who is part of the same machine. She writes
for a trendy kind of club who are complicite
with her views and enjoy her little jokes and
her supposed witticisms.
That's the level on which that sort of
criticism operates.
So you would like to see more political
purpose in film?
Every film has a political purpose, it's
more a question of how visible or how concealed it is. If you mean would I like to see
films become more consciously political —
yes, I guess I would.
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shows a degree of
political awareness'
I don't think that every film ought to be
every time. I think for instance that filmmakers today should be aware of the major
issues in culture: the dissatisfaction with existing social and political institutions under
capitalism; feminism, gay liberation, the
whole issue of sexuality in fact, the position
of women in culture. All these issues I think a
filmmaker should have some kind of
awareness of. In which case we wouldn't be
getting so many films of the kind of flatly
and boringly reactionary nature of Urban
Cowboy, Ordinary People — all this kind of
I don't know that there are a great many
films that I admire lately, but a few that do
show a degree of awareness of these issues
without being overly political films are
Heaven's Gate, Blow Out, Eye of the Needle.
Do you think The Stunt Man fits in this
category. How do you interpret it?
I would have to be more interested in it
before I tried to interpret it. I found it a really
aggravating and annoying film.
Why was that?
I have an inherent dislike of films that
seem to be shouting in my face all the time. I
found it extremely crude, extremely silly in its
playing about with all the sort of appearance
I suppose the disastrous influence of Fellini is
somewere behind that — probably the most
pernicious influence on modern cinema. His
own films being largely so obnoxious in
themselves, and they've spawned this host of
progeny of obnoxious films, All That Jazz
through Stardust Memories to The Stunt
Man. The films always look as if they're proposing some kind of serious issues, but the
serious issues always seem to disintegrate
when you try to find out what they are.
Then what kind of period is film in now?
A period dominated by infantile regression, I suppose would be the key thing.
Any more so than say 10 or 20 years ago?
I think so, overall. I don't mean that there
are no intelligent films being made, but there
does seem to be a deliberate return to a kind
of infantile nonsense. Obviously the Star
Wars and its offspring The Empire Strikes
Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Superman,
though the Superman films, I think, especially Superman II, are somewhat superior to the
These films are basically concerned with
reassuring people. And of course in order to
do that, all serious issues have to be completely suppressed within the films. And what
happens is a return of the most blatant, and
one had imagined, outdated American
ideological assumptions, like the dreadful
racism of Raiders of the Lost Ark where
you're confronted by the American heros,
the Nazi villians, and the stupid Arabs.
It's a thoroughly racist movie and it's
amazing to find a film like that being made
and applauded all over America.
As the technology of filmmaking progresses, the content regresses.
Yes, yes. This is the most blatant use of
entertainment within capitalism, to keep people happy, don't let them think.
It does seem to be getting more difficult to
get serious films set up. Films have to be very
expensive and completely mindless to be box-
office certainties, at the moment.
Do you see another revolution or evolution
in film coming?
I suppose it's quite possible that Reagan
will produce the same kind of situation in the
States as in Britain, within the next few years.
And what you might have then is a
resurgence of the kind of public awareness
that happened with Vietnam and Watergate
in the States, where at last issues couldn't be
swept under the carpet anymore.
They were there and out in the streets. I
mean I think that has to happen first, and
then the films will develop out of that. The
films I would like to see being made will
develop out of that anger. But the anger has
to come first and it has to be a popular anger.
There has to be an audience for angry films.
Galiipoli too predictable
Early in Galiipoli the two main characters
meet after competing in a track and field
event. Archie, the naive but adventurous
farmboy, wants to enlist and fight
Gemany's Turkish allies. Frank is too reluctant and self-interested to get involved. But
when they board the freight train bound for
Perth together the audience knows Frank
will change his mind. The only question remaining at that point in this predictable
story of misadventure is which one will be
killed first and how.
Directed by Peter Weir
At Denman Place
Not that the film isn't engaging.
Australian Director Peter Weir's masterful
talents as a director have made sure of that.
The first scene where Archie prepares to
sprint is transfixing; Archies feet padding
an outback road at dawn, his body
crouching like a leopard with his sinewy
fingers outstretched on the moist soil.
There are other brilliant scenes such as
the one where Archie and Frank talk to an
old man in the desert. "What war?" asks
the old man. "Against Germany you
say ... I knew a German once."
Certainly Weir has coaxed fine performances out of Mark Lee as Archie and Mel
Gibson as Frank. But unfortunately Weir
was unable to apply the talent he has as a
director to the script which he co-wrote.
The characterization of Archie and Frank
doesn't go much beyond fairly basic country/city stereotypes.
Archie is an innocent and vaguely
patriotic 18 year old who goes to fight the
romantic and adventurous war he reads
about in the newspaper. Frank is presented
as the slightly jaded know it all city boy.
The storyline wobbles between realism
and romance. Careful attention is paid early in the film to establishing motivation in
Archie and Frank. Weir obviously wants us
to see them as fated characters. But as the
film progresses that illusion is destroyed by
wooden dialogue, cliched situations and too
much coincidence.
Weir drew much of his material from the
diaries of Australian soldiers who actually
fought at Galiipoli and it shows. Unlikely
incidents get into diaries in the first place
and Weir has knitted them together in a
seamy way.
Even the music is borrowed — from
another recent film on Turkey — Midnight
Express. The same Jean Michel Jarre music
that accompanied Billy's escape from a
Turkish prison accompanies Frank as he
runs on the messenger service through the
trenches at Galiipoli. It works both times
but one wonders if Weir couldn't have used
his imagination.
The cinematography provides a romantic
postcard vision of the past that fails to illuminate anything except the technical
talents of Russel Boyd. While a great deal
of care has been taken to recreate the turn
of the century atmosphere, the scenes are
pretty to the point of being obtrusive. Not a
desirable thing in a film that wants to be
All in all the film lacks thematic unity
that leaves one wondering about what the
film could have been. It hints at but does
not explore several worthwhile issues;
Australia's colonial relationship with Britain, the romance versus the reality of war
and the naive motivations of those who
fight. Instead the primary focus is simply an
adventure story which concludes with a
meaningless death.
In the decade that has produced Soldier
of Orange, The Deer HunteT and
Apocalypse Now, movie audiences deserve
something more. Page 6
Friday, September 25, 1981
Polish students stage sit-ins, strikes
From page 1
• The problem of autonomy was
associated not only with the oppressive imposition of the Marxist-
Leninist viewpoint on all studies,
but also with the inflexibility within
specific programs. Each program
included a mandatory course in
Marxist political economy.
• At most universities, student
publications consisted entirely of
pamphlets published by the official
socialist student union. Independent student newspapers did not exist.
• University libraries had a
system of restricted accessibility to
reference materials. Students as
well as politically unreliable faculty
members were denied access to a
considerable volume of books and
periodicals. Practically everything
that might cast the slightest shadow
of doubt on the historical correctness of the Marxist perspective, or
which contained any critical allusion to the Soviet Union was labelled "forbidden" and taken out of
general circulation.
These issues constituted the core
of the student demands for reform.
Official registration of the Independent Student Union was the most
pressing matter since that would, in
large measure, determine the future
of the students' success.
The founding meeting of the national NZS took place in
November, 1980. The Warsaw provincial court refused to register the
NZS on the grounds that it was not
a labor union. In response, students
at Warsaw University staged a two-
day strike, and appealed the decision to the Supreme Court of
Poland. Although that drastic
measure did not immediately win
the official approval of the NZS, it
did bring about some important
changes for the students in Warsaw.
According to the agreement signed at the conclusion of the strike,
students will have the right to overrule any appointments to high administrative posts. Also granted was
increased flexibility in course selection, which implied the right to
substitute the compulsary course in
Marxist philosophy with an alternate course in social change.
The greatest drawback of these
unprecedented concessions was that
they applied only to the University
of Warsaw. This situation could not
last long since students in other
cities wee also in a reform-oriented
On Jan. 22, 1981, students of the
central city of Lodz began an
almost month-long sit-in protest to
press their demands. The crucial
difference between the Warsaw and
the Lodz strikes was that the latter
represented the interests of all
Polish students.
A list of 49 demands was submitted to the authorities. Besides those
already conceeded to in Warsaw,
the list had demands of a more
political nature, including relaxation of censorship, prohibiting
police from entering the campuSfes,
the right to student strikes, free access to printing facilities, rewriting
of books in accordance with
established historical facts, release
of political prisons, bringing to
justice those responsible for the
suppression of workers' movements
in the past, and commemoration of
previously forbidden anniversaries.
Faced with the list of, in their
view, outrageous demands, the officials stalled negotiations with
technicalities and trivial arguments.
At one point their side-stepping tactics caused a nation-wide student
alert. Strikes broke out at several
major institutions and many more
minor ones. The number of
students participating in the strike
was conservatively estimated at
more than 100,000. During those
critical days the atmosphere on
campuses was emotionally charged.
Students brought sleeping bags and
occupied university premises day
and night.
At 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 18, higher
education minister Janusz Gorski
signed   an   agreement   with   the
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students. The government finally
recognized the independent union
as such and agreed that strikes may
be called in exceptional circumstances where a majority of
students on any particular campus
support the decision. In return, the
students pledged allegiance to the
national constitution.
The authorities also consented to
the demand that one third of the
senate at every university be composed of student representatives,
and that they have equal voting
power in all matters except the
granting of degrees and diplomas.
Elections of university officials are
to be conducted by secret ballot.
The discriminatory system of admissions was to be abolished pending new legislation on higher
education. The requirement of one
month manual labor for first year
students during holidays has
already  been   abolished.
Individual departments have
been granted considerable
autonomy in establishing study programs, course requirements and
methods of evaluation. The mandatory course in Russian language
was eliminated. The police were
prevented from entering the campuses unless they received explicit
authorization from the rector.
The reform process will probably
continue for as long as the parties
involved are able to find room for
maneuvering. The new element of
pluralism in student relations, with
both the independent and the
socialist unions being able to
legitimately function in the same
environment, should provide a
measure of authentic democracy to
campus life. But Poland's political
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predict what limits will be set to
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in the home
The physical and
verbal assault on women
of The Peak
for Canadian University Press
Jeanie, a gentle, petite woman in her mid-
thirties was a battered wife for 13 of the 15
years of her marriage. The 1980 National
Film Board film Loved, Honored and Bruised tells her story.
The first two years of Jeanie's marriage
were peaceful. She had no forewarning of
what was to come. Shortly after the birth of
the first child her husband threw a teapot at
her. And so the abuse began. Over the years
he became more and more abusive, beating
her physically and assaulting her verbally.
Jeanie's husband says, "I don't see myself
as a very violent person you know. I mean,
I'm a very timid person inside . . . when I get
mad it doesn't last long. I get mad and it's
done with . . . what I'm mad at is not Jeanie
at all. She just happens to be there."
For Jeanie it wasn't so simple. She was isolated on a prairie farm with only her children
and husband for company. Under his abuse
she found herself "acting like a doormat,
having no self-esteem. He was always telling
me to leave, knowing with five children and
no transportation that I couldn't. I never told
a soul. I was so ashamed."
Finally one day her husband became especially violent.
You reach a peak
of despair and you
realize, it isn't my
fault — he's nuts
Fearing for her own and her children's
lives, she set out on the eight miles from the
farm to the nearest bus stop. A neighbor woman, who knew all along what was happening, picked her and the children up and took
them to the police station. Jeanie and her
children eventually ended up at a shelter.
There she discovered other women like
herself and she no longer felt unique. But the
fear still remains. "I can never convince myself that he is never going to do it again." After 15 years of marriage she obtained a divorce from her husband.
Martha Royea, a small, self-assured woman, sits at the front of the room in a student's desk at Simon Fraser University to
speak. "I was in a battering relationship myself for 15 years," she begins. And now,
through the Battered Women's Support Services, she is helping others who are in that situation.
The definition of battering assumes a
power differential, an aggressor and a victim.
Women's and men's roles have a lot to do
with the fact women are generally the victims.
Battering   usually  occurs   in  the   family
home, in relationships where one person has
more power, and abuses it. It is most common from the hours of 5 p.m. to 6 a.m., on
weekends, and during holidays. During these
times there is no place for the battered women to turn to, since the offices of agencies
who deal with this problem are closed.
Although the victims are generally women,
(wives, fiancees, girlfriends), children, particularly female children, are frequently
abused when the woman is not "available."
Furthermore, female children try to take responsibility for their mothers, and this is a lot
of pressure for a young girl to cope with.
Men who batter are also victimized by their
behavior. Their guilt becomes ever harder to
deal with, and they handle it by being more
There are several myths about wife beating. According to Royea, the first is that violent abuse is a lower-class phenomenon. She
says studies in Canada have shown that it is
actually slightly more common in the upper-
middle-class than in lower classes. As well,
the belief it is mostly European and non-
white men who abuse their women has been
proven false. Wife battering occurs in all cultures, and in all social classes, maintains
Another theory is that men are provoked
into battering. This is not true. Men who batter are irresponsible. According to Royea,
"they don't find or don't want to find any
other way to deal with their feelings." The
potential for all men to batter women exists
— not in their personalities — but in the system that allows them to get away with it.
Why do battered women stay?
As in the case of Jeanie, fear and isolation
are factors. Women often stay out of love
and commitment. They keep thinking " If only I could find the secret."
Religion is a factor which Royea feels has
been under-emphasized. Marriage is a "promise to God," and even women who are not
extremely religious may feel bound by it.
Some women don't want to give up, saying,
"I've never failed at anything in my life. I
couldn't face it."
There is a feeling, especially in social agencies, and in the court system, that a bad father is better than none, to which Royea says,
"Baloney!" Often there are no alternatives for a woman with children who wants to
leave her husband. She is socially and economically dependent on him. Another factor
Royea mentions is the lack of outside help. It
is not usually as easy to leave as it was for
Jeanie in the film.
Hostile dealings with police and court
workers are frequent. As well, family and
friends are often disbelieving. Royea described her own situation where her husband led
her family to think she had a drinking problem. "No one believed me, but everyone believed my husband. He was an excellent
liar." Her own mother advised her, "Well,
dear, try to be patient." Royea's family doctor prescribed Valium. "He refused to get involved, and I couldn't get any information
out of him," she says indignantly.
The legal response is inadequate. "Police
try to talk you out of laying charges," Royea
says. "You are required to be very strong.
The police test you, but in this situation you
can't be strong when they lay this kind of
Royea described what happens to make a
woman finally leave. "Eventually, you reach
a peak of despair, suddenly there is a slight
shift, and you realize, Jesus Christ, it isn't
my fault — he's nuts."
After the woman leaves, she faces problems besides worries of financial support. An
American study shows that 61 per cent of
these women are harassed and assaulted by
their husbands even after the divorce.
Royea emphasized that abuse other than
physical assault is equally as battering.
"There may be no basis for the name calling,
but it gets into your head anyhow." The man
may also read mail, monitor the phone,
snoop and check up, so the woman has no
privacy anywhere. Unrelenting criticism, accusations of behavior that he is guilty of, persistent lying and provocation, incest and
threats are other tactics commonly used.
When all else fails to elicit a response, a wife
batterer may turn to tears, begging forgiveness and pity. "Marriage becomes a concentration camp. At some point there is nothing
left to credit yourself with except the capacity
to endure. The only thing you can identify
with is being a victim. How can we expect
women to take power over their own lives?
They need to be rescued."
Royea offers advice on how to decrease the
incidence of wife battering. "Educate yourself. It is a social pattern. Examine roles, and
be aware of how you bring up your kids. Interfere or report violent incidents. And don't
take a chance and disbelieve any woman who
tells you a story. It could be true." Page 8
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The victim never forgets
of The Peak
for Canadian University Press
"I thought he was teaching me
something at first," the woman said
thoughtfully, "but I realized very
soon after the ball had gotten rolling that this was very unique. I went
to school feeling like shit."
"I walked around for years feeling something was wrong with me,"
the second woman added.
"I was told to stay away from
strangers with candy," the third
woman said ironically, "so I stayed
away from strangers with candy."
For the three anonymous women
in the film Incest: the Victim Nobody Believes, sexual abuse didn't
come from the lurking pervert of
popular folklore. All three were
abused by members of their immediate family: fathers, grandfathers
and brothers.
And all three were left with feelings of guilt, anger, confusion, and
fear that showed clearly as they discussed their childhoods.
"In my first year of marriage,"
the third woman said, "I couldn't
stand my husband touching me."
Suddenly she realized her husband's
touch on her shoulder reminded her
of her father years ago. "My father
was very gentle on purpose," she
said. "He was very gentle while being abusive. I felt it was wrong, yet I
didn't know what was wrong since
he was so gentle and nurturing."
"I knew I was a useless person,"
the first woman said, a strained
smile crossing her face. "I felt I was
finally doing something to keep the
family together, so my father
wouldn't have to stay out late
drinking or go to prostitutes. I really bought that load of shit."
That suppressed hatred, the
"protective, caring shade drawn
over anger," spells trouble for the
incest victim, said clinical psychologist Mary Ann Carter, speaking at a
Simon Fraser University Women's
Centre seminar.
Women who cope with childhood
incest learn to focus their anger and
hate on the men who actually abused them, rather than on all men,
Carter said. And they need a supportive family and supportive male
relationships later, she said.
But even if every case of incest
doesn't irreparably warp the child's
values and self esteem, it is morally
wrong, Carter said.
Children are incapable of consenting to a sexual act since they
aren't free to say "yes" or "no" to
an adult, Carter said. Children are
taught early to accommodate themselves to parents' wishes, not to refuse, but to obey.
And they lack the proper information to make a reasonable decision. Often they know the mechanics of the reproductive system and
they don't know society's view of
the act, or how to judge suitability
of their sexual partner.
The adult, Carter said, must be
held totally responsible for their actions.
Public attention has focused on
incest recently, but the actual rates
of abuse haven't increased in the
past 20 years. The extent of the problem has never been accurately
measured, but existing studies indicate incest is widespread. Carter cited one survey of college students
where one out of five women, and
one out of 11 men reported they
were abused as children.
Abuse of children by men is more
common than abuse by women,
Carter said. This partly reflects differing social roles, Carter said: men
are expected to exercise power while
women are taught to nurture their
Although Carter stressed there is
no absolute common denominator
in all incest, she identified some
Father-daughter incest is relatively common, especially with stepfathers.  Incest often begins when
the child is eight to 12 years old,
and continues into the child's teen
years. Often the family is socially
isolated and the abusive parent has
low self esteem, feels they can't get
a caring relationship from spouse or
peers. The marriage is often unhappy, and the wife of an incestuous father may be absent much of
the time, ill and poorly educated.
Solving incest begins with treatment of the whole family, Carter
said. Incest is a sign of a "pathological" family where all relationships are severely distorted. The
mother will often not believe the
daughter because she feels her husband's actions reflect on her own
inability to satisfy him. Often she
has also been abused as a child.
And the abusive parent may
threaten the child and make the
child feel she is betraying the family
by speaking out.
If someone suspects a child is being abused it is important to talk to
the child, Carter said. Two questions she says have proved effective
in her practise with children are,
"Has anybody ever touched you in
a way you don't like?" and "Do
you have any bad dreams?"
After the child has revealed the
abuse, either the police or a social
worker will intervene. If the case is
taken through criminal court, abuse
will have to be proved medically.
The child may be taken into protective custody. But that may be
traumatic too; the child is punished
for being victimized. Often an offending adult is let out on bail for
several months pending trial.
Although more education on sex
and psychology would help both
adults and children prevent incest,
Carter said the Vancouver school
board recently rejected a 10 minute
film on the subject. The animated
film, aimed at younger school
children, mainly stressed the wide
variety of support services outside
the home that a child can turn to for
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filed in one world drawer steaming
no end of material will cover this
not consulted for as long as the corridor
do you see the green metal drawer?
smell its contents and be convinced
that file clerks back then
kept records of their own social activities
for   their   own   amusement   and
not because they were required to
be that way.
you can tell it's true,
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they're all filled with the stories and
adventures of the clerks.
always the most interesting entries
are the last entries
in any one clerk's
particular file,  some have whole
one man was killed by a large bus
while walking across the nearest
large street
on his way to get a package
of even more file cards.
even more.
because that's the kind of guy he
mute green receptacle
a thousand worlds of dust
false door to a drawer,
false odor of accuracy.
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the ochre Carpet spread before
a veil of forgetting,
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smoke curls from the nostrils
of alabaster tigers.
limping footsteps break the calm —
the gardener wants to get out of
the pouring rain
he waves his cane
and sprinkles rain drops
on the silk curtains.
he snorts,
and the smoke vanishes
replaced by damp human breath.
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Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears
may somewhat satisfy our curiosity
to experience everyday life in the
Soviet Union — but it remains too
firmly rooted in convention to be a
really great film.
Although the film is technically
well made and well acted, overaH
the film is bland and when it's over
you feel neither angry nor enraptured.
Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears
By Vladimir Menshov
Play at The Bay
The story concerns three young
women friends who come to
Moscow in the late 50's to make
their fortunes. One, Antonina
(Raisa Ryazanova) chooses marriage and raising a family; Liudmila
(Irina Muravyova) dreams of the
glamourous life of a high official,
and sees marriage as the only means
of social climbing; the third,
Katerina (Vera Alentuva) wants to
be an engineer and is eventually successful as she becomes an "executive" with a large government
enterprise. The film is largely concerned with Katerina who must
raise a child alone while working in
a field which is not traditionally
open to women after she is jilted by
her lover when she becomes pregnant.
The film continually promises
more than it delivers. It raises important and interesting questions
only to drop them before they are
really explored. For example, the
problems of a woman trying to
make a career in a traditionally
male occupation could be used to
examine feminist issues.
We also never see how Katerina
attains her high position. The film
makes a 20 year jump in time just
after Katerina's baby is born. We
see her only as a poor student with a
baby, and then 20 years later as a
powerful executive with a grown
The film dabbles with the idea of
equality for women, only to assert
their subservience in the end. When
Katerina finally falls in love as a
mature woman, the man she meets,
doesn't satisfy entertainment appetite
Moscow goes soapy
Gosha (Alexei Batalov) seems at
first different from the other men in
the film.
He cooks, he is interested in more
than sports and drinking, and he
derives real satisfaction from his
work. But Gosha demands that
Katerina never raise her voice at
him nor question what he does
because he is a man.
Gosha's view of women, their
role and duties, is as rigid as
Katerina's former lover who tells
her that getting an abortion is
"womens' business." The film
satarizes Liudmila's attempts to get
ahead by catching the right man
and clearly shows the irresponsibility of Katerina's former lover; but
these unenlightened attitudes are
shown only as part of the past. The
implication is that today it is alright
for a woman to have her own
career, but at home she must defer
to her husband.
The one logical area of conflict,
the process of Katerina's social
climbing, is passed over so the audience must look elsewhere for a
problem; something which arouses
our interest.
Political or social conflict is impossible because the film is firmly
set in the apolitical world of the
soap opera (except for one veiled
reference to the Stalinist era) where
personal relations are the primary
There is nothing wrong with this
setting per se, but unfortunately the
film's political timidity is accompanied by an emotional timidity
which is reminiscent of 50's style
We rarely see more than the surfaces of people. When Katerina
finds herself pregnant and alone we
see her cry but we never discover
her feelings. Antonina marries happily and remains that way
throughout the film. Although we
see a few Walton style family quarrels we never find out why An-
tonina's marriage works or why
Liudmila's fails.
Katerina and her friends are
good, the villains are clearly bad,
this makes the characters flat, uncomplicated, and ultimately
uninteresting. The fault seems to lie
with the script although the actors
manage to do quite a lot with these
meagre roles.
Given the state of international
relations it is impossible to see any
Soviet film without looking for sub
tle propoganda and the expression
of specifically Soviet biases.
The film however avoids any
overt or heavy-handed message and
its detailed depiction of daily life
does not seem to exaggerate the affluence of the characters — given
that they belong to the upper classes
of Soviet society.
Indeed, Katerina's rather
cramped apartment comes as a
shock when we realize that hers is a
luxury executive suite. The only
propoganda in the film is of the tv
sit-com type where people tend to
live in "nice" homes, and work at
"the office" in some vaguely executive job.
The film quite candidly deals
with the Soviet social hierarchy and
with the individual's ambition to
get ahead. Like American television, lip-service is paid to the notion
of taking pride in your work
whatever your social rank, but the
idea is never really taken seriously.
It is significant that the class system
is accepted: it inspires envy, never
resentment. Luidmila, who wants
the trappings of success without
personal achievement, is always
shown as the buffoon.
The message seems to be that,
yes, there are classes, but there is
room at the top for those who
perservere and who can earn their
place. In fact it is surprising the way
in which the film sticks to the old
Hollywood conventions — right
down to the dictum that pregnant
women crave pickles. Katerina's
former boyfriend puts in a predictable appearance 20 years later, and
threatens to upset the course of true
love with Gosha, but we never
doubt the eventual happy ending.
A film which is set in the Soviet
Union is going to hold interest independent of its artistic merit. This
is because of our curiosity about a
people we know only through the
images of the tv news.
In this respect the film is satisfying and, despite its length (two and
a half hour length), it holds your interest. It is fascinating to see what it
looks like.
Berton famous again with brand new Flame
Pierre BertOn has another laurel
to rest on.
Flames Across the Border will
without doubt be hailed as a worthy
historical work (which it is not) and
will earn its author yet another
small fortune.
Flames Across the Border,
by Pierre Berton
McClelland and Stewart, 492 pp.
It will sell because it is readable
and interesting, and because Berton
has done what he's best at. As with
his earlier dramatizations of Canadian history, he walks a fine line
between acknowledging less pleasant facts and appealing to latent
jingoistic Canadian nationalism.
'The book is glib
and chatty with
tired phrases'
Though he makes it a point to include pious homilies on the
senselessness and violent stupidity
of the War of 1812, he also makes it
a point to extoll the virtues of
heroic Canadian warriors. And
while he superbly portrays the
human side of the war by stringing
together hundreds of vignettes and
anecdotes, he is almost casual in
dealing with larger issues.
The result is neither fish nor
fowl, neither history nor historical
novel. Berton is careful to use only
first hand facts and accounts of
dialogue for the bones of his work,
but cannot resist using artistic
license to add flesh to his narrative
and embellish the events.
The entire book reads like a
magazine article, glib and chatty,
with tired turns of phrase and a
nearly audible switch to pretentious
profundity whenever the author
wants to say something serious.
Though Flames Across the Border
irresistably draws the reader with its
facile prose and excellent research,
it is uneven and eventually, untrustworthy.
Not that Berton is without valid
points to make. He proceeds from
the suspicion that when both sides
claim victory in a war, someone is
lying. In the War of 1812, it seems
everyone is.
It seems the senior military officers on both sides were too ill, too
inexperienced or too incompetent
during most of the major battles to
win. Little was accomplished but
carnage, destruction and death,
while official reports spoke of
decisive victories. Though the war
between Canada and the U.S. has
been dismissed in history books as a
series of skirmishes, Berton
presents us with a litany of continuous raids and retaliations that
ended up affecting entire populations and left both North American
governments close to bankruptcy.
Though the claim is sometimes
made that the Second World War
was the first in which mass ter-
rorization of civilians was used as a
tactic, Flames Across the Border
contains abundant accounts of butchery along what has become the
famous undefended border.
on laurels.
Casualty figures may have been
small compared to those of the concurrent European war between
Napoleon and his allies, but they do
not include the thousands who died
of disease, malnutrition or exposure
'Though it draws
the reader in it
is uneven and
from   their   evacuation   into   the
wilderness in winter with their food
supplies   burning   in   the   villages
behind them.
In the end, a series of blunders
and failures prevented the U.S.
from taking any significant Canadian territory. The British troops
fighting in Canada fared little better
and finally manacled themselves
with overcaution.
Because the peace treaty did little,
more than return the pre-war status
quo, Berton concludes that beyond
soldifying nationalist tendencies on
each side of the border, the war
brought about nothing of
significance. He unfortunately ignores one of his own most eloquent
pieces, one dealing with Tecumseh
and the native Indians.
Before 1812, the U.S. had been
systematically exterminating native
peoples who refused to give up their
land, while the British had exploited
them in trade. During the war, the
British allied themselves with the
tribes, promising undying loyalty so
they could use Tecumseh and his
followers as shock troops.
By 1814 Tecumseh was dead and
a dozen native Indian nations were
shattered and decimated, their warriors slaughtered in battle and their
people largely hungry and
homeless. No longer powerful, they
became expendable.
Though the British began peace
negotiations with a demand for a
sovereign native Indian nation to be
established south west of the Great
Lakes, a concept which could have
drastically changed the history of
North America, the proposal was
among the first withdrawn. It turned out to be no more than a
bargaining point as they calmly
betrayed their native allies in order
to put a hurried end to an expensive
The treaty vaguely guaranteed
native people the same status they
had before the war. For the majority, who had lived on the American
side of the border, this meant the
right to give up their land or lives.
Help and protection from the
British had come to an end.
Nearly as many native Indians as
whites died in the War of 1812, and
for their sacrifices the Indian nations ended up in a worse situation
than before. To Berton this is just
another passing event in his
panoramic docu-drama of military
posturing and bumbling. He
romanticizes heroes like Tecumseh
but does not deem it worth while to
adequately explore their contribution or the final tragedy which
befell them.
Its main value to those interested
in history is its thoroughness as a
compilation of eyewitness descriptions and quoted dialogues or
statements. For these Barbara
Sears, Berton's main researcher,
should be credited and congratulated.
If you are curious about whether
Laura Secord really did smuggle
chocolates through U.S. lines or
whether the Yanks actually did us
the favor of burning Toronto back
when it was called York or if you
like patriotic pablum along the lines
of The National Dream or The Invasion of Canada, this is the book
for you.
Take it out from the library some
time. Page 12
Friday, September 25,1981
Brothers face selves
Don't let the title throw you off.
True West is not a boring western
with cowboys swaggering through
swinging doors of a dusty saloon,
bragging about their rodeo prowess, and shooting each other.
True West
Tanahmous Theatre
Directed by Alex Diakun
Van. East Cultural Centre until
Oct. 3
On the contrary, this family
drama takes place in a kitchen in
American suburbia. The plot centres around two brothers, polar op-
posites, whose strained relationship
reveals the difficulties each faces
simply in being himself. The play
presents a basic problem of identity, exploring whether one is always
trapped in the boundaries of one's
own character, or whether one can
achieve an alternate existence.
The detailed, one-scene set
augurs well for the performance.
The kitchen belongs to the deranged, compulsively tidy mother of the
two men. Accordingly, it is replete
with tacky souvenir plates, spotless
memo board, and several well-
appointed plants. The incongruous
strains of Hank Williams greet the
audience, and recur between sets.
For the most part, the
meticulousness of the set is also apparent in the acting. Edward
Astley, who also appeared as Rudy,
the dancer in Bent, plays Austin, —
a frustrated intellectual who hopes
dueling brothers.
to-sell a movie script. Astley's performance is somewhat inconsistent:
he is most convincing when he plays
angry or drunk, but loses control
occasionally when he's required to
act more naturally.
His performance, though good in
places, is outdone by Stephen
Miller, who plays Austin's brother.
Lee is a restless, sanguine adventurer, whose path seems uncharted
from one minute to the next. Miller,
with a boyish ruddy face and frantic
hair, seems a natural for the role.
And sure enough, he carries the
party superbly throughout, vocal
inflections and facial expressions
creating an amazingly real
The play's major conflict arises
when a Hollywood producer rejects
Austin's script in favor of Lee's
idea for a corny western. Tom
Braidwood, who played Uncle
Freddy in Bent makes a good, overly earnest producer — and, like
Miller, he seems extremely well-cast
and at home in his garish Hawaiian
There are some obvious difficulties in performing a play like
True West. For one thing, each
brother must retain his basic personality even when he ends up in
circumstances alien to his character.
Both Astley and Miller pull off this
feat well, so that the implausible
becomes quite believable.
In addition, there should be a
comfortable relationship between
levity and gravity. This is, unfortunately, where the play has its
shortcomings. Director Diakun appears to have been heavy-handed:
opportunities to lighten the issue of
self-identity — which, after all, one
should never take too seriously —
are not fully taken advantage of.
Thus, the humor seems ponderous
at times, due to heavy over-acting;
as when a drunken, cynical Austin
rolls on the floor and rails at his
brother's new 'success'. Other
parts, pathos of the circumstances
aside, are genuinely funny.
Although Diakun has long been
involved in theatre (appearing most
recently as Greta, the nightclub
owner in Bent), this play is his
directing debut. Generally it is a
commendable job. Despite a production in which the scenery
doesn't change and there are only
two main characters (and two
secondary ones), he manages to
keep the play moving, so that there
is no abatement of that emotional
tension underlying the play from
beginning to end. He successfully
shows the anxiety involved in the
fear of not 'making it' in life.
Buried Child
unearths tragedy
The old house in rural Illinois
isn't a place most people would feel
at home in. The tired, saggy furnishings go too far beyond being
comfortably shabby.
Buried Child
Directed by Kathryn Shaw
Waterfront Theatre
And the family in the Westcoast
Actors' production of Sam
Shepard's Buried Child extends no
welcome either — each member is
as old and worn out, with as many
dulled edges, as their faded home.
Shepard's play is a cutting probe
into the spirit of this delapidated
group, a piece of backroom surgery
that's painful to watch. The black
laughs are sliced roughly by director
Kathryn Shaw's scalpel.
Shaw has a strong cast to work
with in Buried Child a group
headed admirably by American actor Ben Tone. As Dodge, the seedy,
crippled old patriarch, Tone
generates a tingle of angst for the
play, just enough of an edge to keep
the viewer's breath held in.
Never moving -from his dowdy
couch, Dodge keeps the rest of his
torpid clan around him less out of
love than through a fallow inertia.
As Dodge's son Tilden, David
Crowley is another standout. As
played by Crowley, Tilden's simple
bumpkin heart holds a trace of
humanity, a half-formed idea of
what this family's twilight existence
might have been.
The secret buried in the past of
this sorry lot, along with some jagged points hidden under the family's
-scuffed exterior, is unravelled with
the homecoming of Vince (Morris
Panych), Tilden's almost forgotten
son. It's Vince's friend Shelley (Kim
Seary) who serves as the catalyst for
the family's grisly revelations.
Vince storms out when his fond
ideal of his family is confronted
with the reality, a wretched parody
of a Norman Rockwell dream.
Shelley, never comfortable with the
ideal, stays to look more closely at
the soiled original.
The play's climax comes with the
uncovering of the family's sordid
fall from grace, at tightly played interchange between Shelley, Dodge,
Bradley (Dodge's embittered, crippled son, played by Alec Winnows)
and Halie (Doris Chillcott _ as
Dodge's see-no-evil wife).
Tone is especially effective in this
third-act scene, as he displays he
vicious side to Dodge's ramshackle
facade. This dark side is brought to
focus through his chilling relish as
he recalls with grim satisfaction his
wife's childbirth agonies.
But the play's final cut comes
with the jarring fact that this family
isn't an emotionally diseased mutation apart from the more healthy
mainstream of humanity. Shepard
suggests that just as this family has
a distant past which glimmers with a
memory of happiness, of middle
class peace, as all people hold
within them the seed of that which
destroyed Dodge and those around
In the Illinois farmhouse, its furnishings and its occupants, it is not
the shabby, torn surface which
shocks, but the corrupting vermin
beneath the surface.
Shepard's central revelation is
not, then, the unearthing of a
buried child, but rather the
discovery of a more insidious
presence in his characters and, he
suggests, in his audience.
TONE, SEARY . . . dilapidated group Friday, September 25,1981
Page 13
Gutsy Connie Kaldor
sleazes and pleases
Connie Kaldor combined comedy
and music in her Monday night concert at the Vancouver East Cultural
centre. The emphasis, however, was
more on humor and good fun than
on serious musical endeavour.
Kaldor is a warm, gutsy woman
whose theatre background is evident in her vivacious and dramatic
stage presence. Her musical style is
in her own words, "electric" —
perhaps a bit too much so. Several
times during her concert she seemed
to be spreading herself a little too
thin. For instance, she moved from
a song about being hungover to a
childrens' song about her friend the
hippopotamus, then to a pseudo
gospel song about pain being her
constant companion and finally to
JERKS, the song which gained her
many devoted fans,at this and last
years' folk festivals. The end result
of this combination was not only a
gaping lack of continuity but also a
ring of artificality to some of the
Kaldor has a record out called
One of these Days which she produced herself. The song the album
is named after is Kaldor at her best
— sensitive and dramatic.
In concert she performed a
number of her album tunes including her tribute to the bicultural
nature of this wonderful country,
"Aurevoir Bye Bye," a song in
which Kaldor cleverly wraps French
around English and politics around
love . . . and incidentally comes
out saying "bye bye."
She also performed a number of
non-album tunes but none were as
impressive as the better cuts on her
album. Some of these included an
a-capella tribute to a miner's wife, a
song in search of an endangered
species, namely a 'faithful man'
and a 'female hustle' song which
she herself terms "sleazy and in
poor taste."
In keeping with her country and
western leaning, Kaldor did a country singalong in which she performed some golden oldies and
classics like the Red River Valley.
The audience responded enthusiastically with some interesting
variations and harmonies.
A visit from another Edmonton
musician, David Sereda, was an
unexpected pleasure. Sereda did
three songs which he was recording
for his soon-to-be-released album.
Not only is he a tasteful pianist and
singer, but Sereda also writes some
beautiful songs. To wrap up, he and
Connie did a burning rendition of
"The Hills of Salvation."
In between songs, Kaldor kept us
laughing with an easy sense of
humour, mentioning that the
following song was intended as a
part of the 'character developing'
segment of the program and so on
. . . She even talked her way
through a B string that refused to
stay in tune by telling it that she
realized that it preferred to play
jazz but this was the C & W set. No
doubt about it, the woman is funny.
Kaldor's strengths are definitely
her voice and her stage presence.
Her limited accompaniment style
and her overly diverse program left
me feeling a little uneasy. In a recent interview Connie mentioned
the possibility of playing with a
good band behind her. Perhaps
Kaldor will soon have her own
band. With some of the rough edges
smoothed out, and Kaldor free to
what she does best, it could be quite
a band.
New Canadian ballet deserves
a warmer audience reception
Newcomers, a Canadian Ballet,
opened here this week, showing
Vancouverites the anxieties of
Canada's immigrants. The ballet
was the first of a series of ballets
brought to the Queen Elizabeth
Theatre by the National Ballet of
The choreographer, Canadian
Brian McDonald, said of the ballet
content: "Finding a new home . . .
meeting a new challenge . . . arriving, exploring, turning new soil
. . . conceiving, wondering,
challenging . . . putting down
roots." It is a serious probe into the
makeup of the Canadian consciousness.
Audience response to the new
ballet was at best luke warm. The
response was surprising considering
Canadians' lack of national identity. A more American treatment of
the subject may have fared better.
But McDonald's integrity precluded
such an interpretation.
What feelings inspire this ballet
about the waves of those who have
come from several continents to settle here? Fear, anxiety, apprehen
sion, hardship and oppression are
some of the emotions the new immigrants feel.
An American interpretation
would also undoubtedly have expressed a sense of conquest, the bitter pain of settling the new land
would have eventually given way to
an unbridled confidence in the
future. This American bravado in
the face of adversity, the "come-
bastard" attitude is as much an
American cliche as hot dogs and
By contrast, Macdonald's
Newcomers contains a sombre and
apprehensive note throughout the
entire ballet. The fearful and
foreboding in the opening movement eventually gives way to more
lighthearted and hopeful third and
fourth movements, but the yoke is
never really lifted.
Even in the final sequence of the
piece when the grandchildren of the
newcomers appear, they do so with
apprehension, half cowering as
they advance towards the audience.
Macdonald's Newcomers is
somber, conservative and introspec
tive. But there lies its fidelity. A
flashy, violent and aggressive interpretation, may have been more
palatable to an audience weened on
Davy Crocket and Roy Rogers, but
it would not have rung true.
Newcomers is an ambitious
undertaking. It combines the formidable talent of Macdonald with
that of four of Canada's foremost
composers; Harry Freedman,
Lothar Klein, Andre Prevost and
John Weinzweig.
Canadian artist Claude Girard
created a series of monumental
backdrop scenes to frame the action. They are as effective as they
are beautiful serving to create a
sense of the enormous new land
swallowing up the new arrivals.
But as entertainment, Newcomers
is not really successful.
Macdonald;s laudable attempt to
capture some sense of the Canadian
consciousness unfortunately traps
the ballet in a sullen mood from
which it only occasionally escapes.
The National Ballet of Canada
remains in Vancouver over the
weekend presenting the Nureyev
version of Petipa's Sleeping Beauty.
celebrate Canadian arrival in new ballet. Page 14
Friday, September 25, 1981
Contrary to the athletic department's notice board by Gate 1,
there are some athletic events on
campus this weekend. So ignore
those signs telling you about games
at the end of October because there
are a lot of games between now and
The men's soccer team will be
hosting the University of Saskatchewan this Saturday at Wolfson
field. It will be the first league game
for the Joe Johnson coached 'Birds.
Saskatchewan is 0-1 so far in
league play and is regarded as the
weakest team in the league.
The 'Birds have just come back
from Denver where they had trouble scoring goals and lost four
games out of five. UBC also lost
striker Pierre Welbedget on the tour
due to a knee injury and this will increase the scoring problem.
Johnson is not venturing any
predictions about how his team will
do this year, other than to say that
the league will be very tough and
UBC and the University of
Calgary tied for the Canada West
title last year but look for the
University of Victoria and the
University of Alberta to be the
favorites this year.
* * *
The only other home game this
weekend is the Thunderbird
volleyball Alumni series. The matches get under way Saturday at 7:30
p.m., in War Memorial gym. This
game is the first of a series of exhibition games the team will be using to try to improve on its
mediocre performance last year.
The men's season starts in early
November with the first of five
tournaments which make up the
season. The last tournament is at
UBC and if the season pans out the
'Birds should still be in the running.
* » *
The football team will be in
Calgary tonight to tangle with the
University of Calgary in a Western
Intercollegiate League game.
The 'Birds will be attempting to
reverse a trend which has seen no
away wins in the league. It is also
the only regular season game which
UBC plays on astroturf.
UBC, the current Western league
leaders with a 2-1 record, are now
ranked number four in Canada.
Calgary is 1-1 so far this season and
was routed by Simon Fraser 34-10
in an exhibition game last weekend.
Although 'Bird coach Frank
Smith said his team worked on its
passing game this week in practice,
it is expected the running attack will
be the key part of the offence, as it
has been in UBC's previous three
games. In particular, expect rookie
half-back Glenn Steele to carry the
bulk of the workload.
The women's field hockey team is
in Saskatoon this Saturday and
Sunday to compete in Canada West
Tournament number one. The field"
hockey season has three tournaments with the top two teams going to the nationals. UBC will be
hosting tournament number three
Oct. 25-27.
The UBC women will be out to
equal last year's performance and
capture the national championship.
Coach Gail Wilson has lost several
key players who tried out for this
year's team.
The junior varsity team will be in
Puyallup to compete in the
Washington State University invitational tournament.
» • *
The women's soccer team will be
travelling to Victoria to compete in
the University of Victoria tournament. The competition between
universities is still limited at the moment because UBC competes in the
Mainland women's soccer league.
— scott mcdonftld
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tober 5, 1981.
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tober 19 and 26th. Additional information is available at
the U.B.C. Canada Employment Centre and the Accounting Club.
(UBC Karate Club)
Senior Instructor: Don Gee
3rd Degree Black Belt
Practices at Thunderbird Winter Sports Complex
Tues. & Thurs. 7:00-9:00 p.m. Gym "E"
Sunday 10:30-12:30 a.m. Gym "A"
New Members Welcome Starting Now
Look for us on Clubs Day
Get a new
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Page 15
Executive brief falls short
Student councilors fought Wednesday night over a proposed brief
to the university board of governors
on tuition fee increases.
The one page brief from Alma
Mater Society external affairs coordinator James Hollis and president Marlea Haugen outlines council's suggestions for solutions to the
university's current financial crisis.
Several councillors attacked the
brief for its complete failure to address real student concerns on the
issue of funding cutbacks and tui
tion fee increases.
"This (brief) is not talking about
student fees, which is what it should
be addressing," graduate studies
representative Rob Cameron charged.
See page 19
Student board representative Anthony Dickinson criticized the brief
for saying "Fee increases must be
the last resort for maintaining a
standard of excellence."
"You may be opening yourself to
a huge tuition increase," Dickinson
Arts representative Mike McKinley, a former accessibility committee member, said the brief was actually an apology to the board for a
rally against tuition fees organized
by the student accessibility committee in March.
Several hundred students marched to administration president
Doug Kenny's office after the rally
to protest his inaction on government funding cutbacks and boycott
of the rally.
WHAT ME INVOLVED? says student, centre, rubbing eyes in disbelief. I signed up for courses in scuba diving,
sailing, skydiving, and dancing, all in one hour, I can't believe it, how will I have time to study? Clubs days continue today until about 3:30, or whenever clubs have recruited enough suckers, showing there is another side to
UBC than studying and getting gooder marks.
Poor Devils
Got No
"You can't always get what you
And one thing you won't get is
tickets in either Vancouver or Seattle for the Rolling Stone's Pacific
Northwest concert.
Of course, you wanted tickets.
After all, Mick and the boys are
pushing 40 and you're dying to hear
them . . .before they quit or get
put away for hanging out with the
Prime Minister's wife.
The 1972 Rolling Stones concert
in Vancouver caused such a fuss
that city officials vowed that the
Stones would never be allowed
Well, it's 1981 and the closest the
Stones will get to Vancouver on
their current north American tour is
the Seattle Kingdome, Oct. 14.
Early yesterday morning Vancouver radio stations announced
that 5000 Stones tickets would be
on sale at Concert Box Office's
outlets downtown for twenty
dollars a piece.
Tickets were put on sale at 9:30
a.m. By 12:15 p.m. they were completely sold out. Every last one.
Gone. Kaput.
CBO clerks didn't know they
would be selling the tickets until
they started work that morning at
Anne Starr, of CBO ticket sales,
said when she walked into the office
there were four security guards carrying the tickets and was then informed of her arduous task for the
"It was like being at the
concert," Starr said. "People
would just howl when they got them
(the tickets) into their hands."
Naturally, CBO employees got
first crack at the tickets which were
limited four to a person.
Meanwhile, in Bellingham,
Washington 800 tickets were sold
out by noon Thursday for the concert.
Angry potential ticket-holders
were complaining over getting "no
satisfaction" and being too proud
to beg for tickets.
Part Timers
Could Get Reps
UBC's growing number of part
time students could get representation on the university senate if
recommendations approved by
council Wednesday are followed.
Council recommended to a senate
ad hoc committee that students taking at least 1.5 units be given two of
five at-large seats in senate. Full
time students would have three
seats under the proposal. Council
was split on the recommendation
with some councilors arguing that
students taking reduced course
loads don't have adequate
knowledge of the university. Some
said people may enrol in courses
merely to sit on senate.
But most members felt that part
time students needed a voice given
that they tend to typically be older,
returning for second degrees while
working and are an increasing proportion of the university community.
In addition to recommending
part time representation, council
also proposed that students on
senate must be registered in the fall
term to continue as senators.
Currently, students remain on
senate until officially resigning even
though they may not return to the
A large number of senate seats
are vacant now and cannot be filled
with legitimate representatives for
that reason, said student senate
caucus chair, Doris Wong.
The original idea to include part
time students came from the
University of Victoria senate to the
UBC ad hoc committee.
But, Wong said, "I would like
UBC to come up with a proposal
for the universities ministry which
suits our situation."
'Culture Affects
World Relations'
Culture can be a major factor in
international relations, a British
sociologist said Thursday.
Similar cultures will see each
other as partners with obligations to
each other, Ronald Dore told 150
people in the Asian Centre.
"A sense of similarity is an important aspect of international affairs," he said, adding this is not a
cognitive, but an emotional process. Perceptions of similarities and
differences are more important
than objective similarities and differences he added.
"The people who are seen as
most alien, are most easily blamed
for one's own troubles," said Dore.
"They are alien and consequently
The apparent trend toward international homogenity is a result of
Westernization, he said.
The creation of a common world
culture will create stresses and strain. And a culturally homogeneous
world would be a society of states
which (would be) very unstable,
Dore said.
Students Fight
Fee Indexing
EDMONTON (CUP) — Student
representatives on the University of
Alberta board of governors are up
in arms at a proposal to raise tuition
fees annually.
The proposed policy, which the
board debates today, would peg tuition fees at eight to 12 per cent of
the university's operating budget.
Fees would increase each year in
proportion to the size of the university's budget.
UBC's fees have been indexed to
not less than 10 per cent of the operating budget since fall, 1980.
If the U of A board approves, the
policy will be submitted to the provincial government which plans to
formulate a permanent tuition fee
policy this spring.
"A rally has its place. However,
to merely rally, without offering solutions is pointless," Hollis said.
The council presentation to the
board is; in two stages this year,
Hollis says. The October presentation will give proposals for university cost cutting.
The brief calls for:
• Further petitioning to the provincial government, both through
the Universities Council of B.C.
and the minister concerned;
• Re-examination of entire faculty employment structure, includ
ing exploring the possibility of
breaking tenure agreements;
• A thorough evaluation of in-
house university operations, with
emphasis placed on potential cost
savings by utilizing outside agencies.
Student council will follow up the
initial brief with a presentation to
the board in November, when the
board debates a tuition fee increase
for 1982-83.
"We are not suggesting any percentage increase at this time," Hollis said.
Senate reps
hard to find
Only two student senators are doing their job, senate caucus chair
Doris Wong told student council
And lack of interest coupled with
vacant senate seats are creating
trouble for the student senators,
Wong said. "We are having trouble
getting ourselves organized just to
sit on (senate) committees" she
Currently seven senate seats are
open, including arts, graduate
studies, education, and law, leaving
more than half of UBC students
without a faculty representative on
Wong said only eight senators
(out of a possible 17) attended the
last senate meeting when university
cutbacks were discussed.
Typical of the problem of vacancies is Applied Science senator Jeff
Holm who even though not
registered at UBC this year is the
legal representative, Wong said.
Council tabled for two weeks a
proposed amendment to the Alma
Mater Society code of procedure
which would make it almost an impeachable offense for the president
and director of finance not to work
for the society during the summer
The report follows concern and
criticism by some councilors over
AMS president Marlea Haugen accepting off-campus employment
last summer.
The amendments, if approved by
council will outlaw such actions, set
out specific summer executive
duties, a procedure for reviewing
work performance and a formula
for determining salaries.
In April council spent more than
two hours of heated debate over
which executives to hire and at what
salary level.
Engineering undergraduate society president Lance Balcom, who
seconded the motion, said the proposal was meant lo provide a "very
structured system (of hiring), after
all the mayhem last April."
* * *
Vice president Peter Mitchell told
council that many students have not
been notified their Canada student
loan applications have been processed and granted.
"(University awards director)
Byron Hender will let you know
when your loan (request decision) is
coming, and possibly how much,"
Mitchell said.
A delay in the processing of loan
applications has left many sfudents
with fees due today, and still no
confirmation of the outcome of
their applications. Mitchell said
that the finance department would
be very liberal in waving late fee
penalties for students caught by the
Council hired former AMS president Bruce Armstrong to negotiate
the purchase of the AMS Whistler
cabin land.
The $300,000 cabin currently sits
on land leased from the provincial
government less than a kilometer
from the Whistler base station. The
lease expires in two years, according
to Armstrong.
The provincial government and
Whistler municipality are selling the
cabin sites to owners at a negotiated
price. If a suitable selling price cannot be achieved, a twenty year lease
will be sought instead, Armstrong
Armstrong will not be paid for
his work if the negotiations for the
purchase or continued lease of land
are unsuccessful.
Council Brief
I n a written report to council,
AMS president Marlea Haugen said
the university board of governors
will be holding its October meeting
in the SUB council chambers.
The AMS will make the first of
two   presentations   on   university
financing   tuition   fees   for   the
1982-83 academic year.
■P wm JMHMHMlhJPit *:.
WONG . . . senate sucks
After the board meeting, Haugen
will make a presentation to the
board on the "nature of the society,
our goals and objectives for the
coming year, and any concerns we
wish to bring up."
Haugen also reported on her request to Universities Council of
B.C. chair Dr. Bill Gibson for student participation at the UCBC October retreat. Gibson told Haugen it
was , inappropriate for students,
other than student board of governors members, to attend the
Haugen was attacked by student
board member Anthony Dickinson
for not knowing of the nature of the
retreat. Dickinson and fellow student board member Chris Niwinski
said the retreat is an inappropriate
place to bring up issues such as
those suggested by Haugen.
* • *
To the cheers of council members
outgoing vice president Peter Mitchell and Science undergraduate
society president Dave Frank were
kidnapped from the council
chambers and tanked in the library
pond by engineers. Page 16
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Two years ago some ex-Manfred
Mann musicians got top" er with a
few others' 'to plav Km, - just for
fun!" The rc^y^ The Blues
Band, and ''^5*^' .u be playing here,
on C3-- G^.i SUB Ballroom at 8
p.m. 1 ..ight. Tickets at the AMS
box office.
Mozart, Beethoven and the
Brahms Clarinet Quintet will be
performed by the Purcell String
Quartet and clarinetist Ronald de
Kant this Sunday at the Vancouver
East Cultural Centre. The concert
will be repeated, 2:30 p.m. and 8
p.m., Sunday.
The Vancouver Symphony will be
joined by pianist Rudolf Firkusny
and guest conductor John Nelson
for music by Dvorak, Berlioz,
Faure and Tchaikovsky. There will
be two concerts at the Orpheum
Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and Monday
at 7:30 p.m.
A free campus event: The UBC
Symphony will be playing, under
the baton of Douglas Talney, music
of Bach, Gabrielli, Ives, and with
Cristina Sewerin (a great oboist),
the Mozart Oboe Concerto. This
one will take place on Thursday,
Oct. 1 at 12:30 and Friday, Oct. 2 at
8 p.m., both times in the Recital
Hall of the Music Building (right
next to the giant rusty tuning fork).
Musical events on other campuses will include Elmer Gill, jazz
piano and vibes, with Themba
Tana, percussion, at the Vancouver
Community College Mt. Pleasant
Centre, 225 W. 8th tonight at 8
p.m. This one's free too!
Rush job! DOA goes to London,
and there will be a "send off
party," heh heh, at the Smilin'
Buddha, Saturday. Go early.
David Freeman's play Creeps,
concerned with disabled persons,
will be presented by Studio 58 of
Langara College, with performances running Tuesday to Saturday
at 8 p.m. Tickets will be complimentary for all people with disabilities; call 324-5227.
Two plays by Sam Shepard are in
town. Buried Child is showing
Monday to Friday at 8:30 p.m. and
Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and 10:00
p.m., at the Waterfront theatre on
Granville Island. Call 685-6217.
That's the Westcoast Actors production; Tamahnous Theatre will
be presenting True West at the
Vancouver East Cultural Centre
Tuesday to Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
Call 254-9578.
Hey kids! From Oct. 13 to 24 the
Paula Ross studio will be holding
in-studio performances at their studio at 3488 W. Broadway. But you
have to get reservations in advance
so phone 732-9513 for the full low-
down, as we say out here in Vista
And for those of you planning to
be in the vicinity of Tenth and Alma
in the next while, there's going to be
an exhibition of polaroid photographs entitled Polaroid Triplets at
the Cafe Madeleine at 3761 West
Tenth. These polaroids are the
work of ace person Patsi Mc-
Murchy and they'll be happening
between Oct. 1 and 31.
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Graduates will be teamed with an experienced engineer
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Within a period of 6 months a junior engineer will be
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More specifically the position will entail:
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- working in close cooperation with all
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At Celanese we offer our Engineers the opportunity for
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Please submit your application to your local campus
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but you'll wish he
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'Solutions' sickening
There is a very simple saying well known to oppressors and victims alike: divide and conquer. And at
UBC the simpletons who are helping the provincial
government do this are the elected officials of the
Alma Mater Society.
It is difficult not to get repetitive about the many
faults of the AMS executive; president Marlea Haugen
and external affairs coordinator James Hollis,
however, have recently distinguished themselves from
the ineffective herd with a short outline of "solutions"
to UBC's financial disaster which they intend to present to the board of governors.
Far from being a list of solutions, the outline instead
serves as a suggestion list to the board on how to
screw up UBC even better than before.
And in the process, Haugen and Hollis have
alienated the students' best allies in the cutbacks fight,
the faculty and staff.
Faculty have a right to expect a tenure agreement to
be a permanent contract, yet Haugen and Hollis blithely suggest abolishing the faculty employment structure. Staff employed at UBC expect to work here, not
see their jobs and salaries farmed out to off-campus
scavangers. Yet Haugen and Hollis propose this too as
a "workable" solution.
"A gripe without a solution is easily made; finding
the solution is difficult; implementation of the solution
may be both painful and difficult," the outline states.
How astute of Haugen and Hollis. To think that at
last they've recognized to existence of "gripes" by
students about the increasing cost and inadequacy of
How hypocritical of them too; the solution has been
on hand since the existence of the Student Accessibility Committee, which they neatly pressured out of existence just this week.
And it is certainly painful and difficult to swallow
their "solution," especially when made in such a fawning manner to the board whom they laud for their
(non-) efforts.
Haugen and Hollis' ultimate solution is, of course, to
increase fees as a last resort. But in the context of their
report that solution is not as far off as the words 'last
resort' would imply; and it also doesn't address the
fact that if tuition must make up the deficit, the increase would be so high that most students simply
wouldn't be able to afford university.
In short, the outline is pitiful in concept, mediocre in
execution. Surely even Haugen and Hollis have
recognized by now that the board cannot, will not —
even refuses to — help students at UBC achieve a decent education. The bottom line for the board is the
bottom line on the balance sheet — the big business
interests on the board don't care if the money has to
come from the students, the government, or bake
sales, it just has to come.
Appealing as supplicants to the board will get
Haugen and Hollis nowhere. Pressuring the board,
protesting the cuts, organizing the UBC community to
pressure the government — these are the only viable
solutions, but not the kind Haugen and Hollis are willing to admit.
And the saddest irony of all is that Haugen and
Hollis can legitimately claim to represent the more than
24,000 students at UBC, even though a small fraction
of that figure elected them. Sit back and cry while you
Or else get off your ass and do something about it,
before its too late.
Something odd
Have you seen the athletic department's bulletin
board at the corner of Wesbrook Mall and University
Boulevard? It is a good way of letting students know
about upcoming sporting events, but there is
something odd about it.
It is a fancy lighted model put up last year and it is
still there rather than in some frat's party-room or the
cheese factory, but that is not the odd part.
The odd part is why it is only used to promote certain events. It is currently promoting two sports for
next weekend and another for the end of October. The
problem is there are other teams playing this weekend
and before the end of October.
Why is the athletic department promoting football,
hockey, basketball over other sports?
Granted some sports are more popular than others,
but that does not mean the others should be ignored.
There are many people on this campus with diverse
sporting interests. These people may want to see different games.
Different from those the athletic department wants
them to see.
Stop repeating the
sick AMS joke
How much further into the gutter
of irrelevance can student council
sink? Having spent five years on
this campus I should by now be too
jaded and cynical to be shocked by
anything "our" student representatives do on behalf of UBC students
but my jaw still drops at least once a
The latest assault on sensibility
took place at student council chambers (could it be the foul air in that
place?) when council was presented
with the resignations of all members
of its accessibility committee.
The committee has for the past
year done invaluable work in attempting to fight the rising costs of
a university education that are a
direct result of provincial government underfunding of the education system. As a result of high tuition fees, inadequate student aid,
high housing costs and other factors, it is increasingly difficult for
many people to obtain a post-secondary education.
Those of us fortunate to have
either good summer jobs, parents
who can afford to contribute toward expenses, part-time employment and/or massive student loans
should be concerned about the fact
that accessibility to university education is disappearing bit by bit
every year. The UBC faculty association produced a report this summer which showed B.C. has the
lowest post-secondary education
participation rate for high school
graduates of any province. With
our resource wealth this is scandalous.
The accessibility committee was
making efforts to do something
about this situation. Their attempt
to meet with universities minister
Pat McGeer, the man most directly
responsible for the mess, was scuttled by AMS president Marlea Haugen.   Council  members, including
the president, criticized the committee's rally last year when 1,500
students dared to try and talk to
UBC administration president
Doug Kenny about accessibility
after he refused to come to the rally. And now council's continual
harassment has resulted in the committee's demise.
Have they done anything about
genuine student problems? Well,
they did hire limousines to drive
students around the campus during
orientation week. They hired a
band to play for less than a hundred
people. They held a special orientation retreat for new students when a
walk around the campus would
have done nicely.
Meanwhile, in the real world of
the 1980s, not the 1950s, hundreds
of students have not received their
student loans because of bureaucratic incompetence, hundreds if
not thousands of students were
without housing in the first week of
classes, the administration was busy
freezing hiring and cutting teaching
assistantships and equipment funding because it cannot afford the faculty wage settlement and the government won't help out. What has
student council done about any of
In talking to students on campus
I've found that the current student
council is generally regarded as either a non-entity or a sick joke. The
turnout for council elections, generally around 10 per cent, is confirmation.
Is there any hope for sensible
student politics at UBC? Someone
once said: "The fact that such
pygmies cast such long shadows only indicates how late in the day it
is." For the sake of UBC I can only
hope this is true.
Bill Tieleman
graduate student
political science
Cycle into a club
Tenth Avenue is (puff, puff) an endless hill, especially in the (wheeze)
morning with too much car exhaust, and not enough coffee. And the poor
(gasp) bike really needs an overhaul, but. . . .
Have you been there before? Then you are like so many other cyclists at
UBC who use their bikes, and wish you could enjoy using them! Well now
you can, by helping form the UBC bike club. This club could appeal to
everyone who uses a bike, and even to people who want to use a bike, but
don't because of safety or cost or frozen hubs.
The club could organize tours of B.C., sponsor races, set up a workshop
for repairing your machine, provide discounts to members at a local cycling
shop, advocate for safer riding conditions to and on campus, and help
create greater security against theft. Help make this happen, and join us!
The first meeting of the club will be on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at noon in
Biology 2449. Students, faculty and staff are all welcome to participate in
an AMS club.
Arle Kruckeberg
environmental interest group
Box 39, SUB
September 25, 1981
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"I got one, I got one," shouted Tom Hawthorn. "One of what?," enquired Arnold
Hestrom. "Oh gee gosh, he's got a ticket to Rolling Stones concert," exclaimed Julie
Wheelright. Meanwhile Glen Sanford, Wendy Cumming, Verne McDonald and Craig Yuil sat
staring at the $20 piece of paper. "How did you get tt," demanded Nancy Campbell. "I bet he
snuck under the line-up" said Craig Brooks. Eric Eggertson, Greg Fjetland, Tony Jochlirt,
Brian Jones and Shaffin Sharriff grabbed the ticket, ripping it, and its holder to shreds.
"EEyou said Kathy Collins, Lawrence Panych and Rob Guzyk simultaneously. "Oo the knew
staffers have to dean up the blood?" asked David Marwood. "HelpI Mike Hirsch . . . was
the last words issued by the now infamous ticket holder. Paul Kaihla, Kerry Regier, Eve
Wigod and Roseanne Morgan all grabbed for the parts of the ticket now sprinkled on the
floor. Steve Rive, Glen Schaefer and Steve Morris waved good bye to the crowd, running
down to see if any tickets were left. They met Helene Littman, Erica Lieren, Marianne
Ven Loon and Charles Campbell somewhere around Stanley Park, in the lineup for 501
Georgia. Gary Brookfieid then arrived and announced he had got a ticket to the concert. Friday, September 25, 1981
Page 19
GSA-AMS 'marriage' too expensive to keep
If it's news that Grads Eye AMS
Divorce, I wonder what the reaction
would be if grads actually did take
control of their own student affairs? There exists a copy of a' 'confidential" record of a December
1966 meeting of a GSA committee
that speaks of the "impending separation" and seeks legal advice
upon "the required procedure
involved in the proposed GSA-
AMS divorce." So what's new?
In truth I cannot reveal to you
that this secretive cell of the GSA
has now risen to take power, but I
can begin to tell you of the hidden
costs of this seemingly precarious
marriage. Would you believe about
$1 million?
The Student Union Building and
the Graduate Student Centre are
projects conceived and born in the
late sixties. Twins, you might say.
Both buildings planned by students
and financed by student fees to
serve graduate and undergraduate
constituencies respectively.
But the AMS supposedly supported by graduates' fees to represent and administer graduate and
undergraduate interests equitably
and fairly, openly opposed the
graduates' popular plans. Simultaneously, the undergraduate executives dealt with the university
through lawyers to obtain 6'/2 per
cent long term university financing
for their own building. Graduates
however have been paying the bank
prime rate plus Vi per cent (now
about 22 Vi per cent) on the original
construction demand loans for the
Graduate Student Centre.
Furthermore, graduate students
paid the $15 SUB building fee as
well as their own $25 Graduate
Student Centre fee. To add insult to
injury, not only have graduates
continued to pay the $10.50 AMS
operations fee, but the fee was extended to cover all graduates not
just those in their first year (upon
whom it was originally imposed).
One million dollars is my estimate
(not having paid executives, staff,
records and computers to perform a
detailed calculation) of the cost to
graduate students of the failure of
the committee of 1966 to achieve
their worthy ends.
It's clear that graduates have seen
their lack of political autonomy and
economic resources as an AMS ball
and chain preventing them from
properly administering their own
affairs and representing their own
interests, from contributing their
best to their 65 graduate departmental constituencies and to the
university community.
Interdepartmental communication of graduate activities, academic programs, awards, research
and teaching at the graduate level,
graduate student housing development and Graduate Student Centre
services have been stunted in their
We are not anti-AMS; we are
proposing to improve graduate services to graduates and to the univer
sity. We invite the undergraduate
students' council to work with us to
achieve that worthy end. We have
no battles with the AMS this year;
contrary to The Ubyssey's interpretation, the change in the summer
session ice rink rates was an example of cooperation, not confrontation. The Graduate Student
Association approached the winter
sports centre management committee directly with reasonable arguments, and later enlisted the support of the undergraduate representatives on the AMS to endorse
our application.
Screw faculty, screw staff
Outline of Presentation
to U.B.C. Board of Governors
Marlea A. Haugen
James B. Hollis
External Affairs Co-ordinator
The recent announcement and de facto awarding
of a substantial faculty settlement, coupled with
general inflation, has created a very serious university
budgetary shortfall with implications that are of immediate concern to students.
In the overview, students are increasingly burdened with higher costs and a shrinking real value of
summer-earned dollars. The already witnessed
decrease in services to students, with potential cost
increases lurking in the near future, is a situation that
cannot be tolerated.
There are specific problems associated with the
various faculties. Arts feels that their faculty in particular is under-funded while they are concerned with
low productivity faculty. Students in both rehab
medicine and medicine have extreme difficulty at present generating income by virtue of a short summer
time frame that is available for such activities.
Employment associated with librarianship and
agriculture, while being field-of-study related, is
typically of a low figure nature.
Of major concern to commerce students is the
cancellation of several courses or course sections.
A gripe without a solution is easily made; finding
the solution is difficult; implementation of the solution may be both painful and difficult.
As an alternative to decreasing services and increasing fees, we recommend:
• Further petitioning to the provincial government, both through UCBC and the minister concerned. The board is to be lauded on their efforts thus far
on this point.
• Re-examination of the entire faculty employment structure, including exploring the possibility of
breaking tenure agreements for non- or low-
productive faculty.
• A thorough evaluation of in-house university
operations such as physical plant, with emphasis
placed on potential cost savings by utilizing outside
agencies, where feasible.
With student loans and summer earnings at
woefully inadequate levels, student fee increases
must be the last resort to maintain our standard of
This outline was not presented as a submission to
the letters pages of The Ubyssey. However, most
students would never have an opportunity to see this
document, which is supposed to represent the views
of the students at UBC.
Politically, it is easier for us to
develop policy among our graduate
representatives and to represent our
arguments directly, rather than expecting undergraduate representatives to spend their time considering
and representing our interests. It is
also much more effective. However, within the AMS or as an autonomous society, graduates can
ask for and obtain support from the
undergraduate society.
Economically, the AMS provides
a wide range of services available to
undergraduates, graduates, staff
and faculty, even to the general
public. If graduates have a special
interest in benefiting to a high
degree from some particular undergraduate service, contractual arrangements can be negotiated either
from within the AMS constitutional
structure or as an autonomous political entity. Important university
services, such as the aquatic centre,
the winter sports centre and intramural sports, are non-discretionary
fees anyway. Of the services that
the AMS provides from its $10.50
discretionary operating fee, many
are operated on a users pay basis,
and others, such as the Pit, produce
substantial operating profits which
double the AMS funds available to
subsidize services such as The Ubyssey.
Simply stated, if graduates have
their own funds to properly administer their own facilities and services, not only graduates, but undergraduates as well would benefit.
The independent contributions to
the university community by undergraduates and faculty are evidence
in support of this proposition.
John Allan Davies,
resource management president,
graduate student association
chairman, board of directors,
graduate student centre
'A conflict of beliefs, not murder.
I would like to address some of
the issues raised by the recent letters
from "pro-life" or "anti-choice"
writers in The Ubyssey.
The "pro-life" advocates choose
to believe that a fetus, regardless of
its stage of development, is a human being. Furthermore, they insist
that this belief on their part is "scientific fact." However, this is not a
scientific question; rather it is a
moral and ultimately a political
It has been shown that the extension of this belief also demands the
abolition of many of the current
methods of birth control because
they result in the death of a fertilized egg. As an advocate of the right
to choose whether or not to terminate or continue with a pregnancy, I
disagree with this belief that the fer
tilization of an ovum confers special status on those cells, a status
which overrides the right of the woman concerned to control her own
A large proportion of the people
in the world also disagree with this
Clearly then, the issue is not one
of the right to "murder" a fetus
with human form, the issue is rather
a conflict of beliefs about what it is
that gives a human being the special
rights which our society, regularly
and without hesitation, denied to
other forms of life.
I maintain that as individuals we
must have the right to act according
to our own beliefs on this issue and
we must recognize this as a moral
and philosophical choice, not a legislated imperative.
However, it is the political consequence of the "anti-choice" stance
(i.e., control by the state of the reproductive life of all women) that
places those who advocate this
stance into the same general camp
as those who call for restriction on
many of the other freedoms which
women and men have gained, often
through bitter struggle.
Leave students alone. AMS
(sic)s sick
It seems that the editors of
The Ubyssey have seen fit once
again to plant their oft used
"(sic)" to call attention to a minor peccadillo in the last paragraph of the very thoughtful letter by Brian Farkes appearing on
page 5 of the September 22 edition.
In the editorial "Money
again" on the facing page the
editors note that "the library is
buying less books." Perhaps
that  is  because  it  has  fewer
R. A. Adams
mathematics department
Last spring I attended a cutbacks
rally and with several hundred other
students marched from SUB to
Doug Kenny's office.
I had been wondering what was
happening to the work on student
issues that had been started with
such energy. And now I see the
AMS has again sabotaged students'
best efforts to defend themselves.
The students who resigned from
the accessibility committee were
given a mandate at the rally to continue organizing students and to
demonstrate in whatever ways our
outrage at the administration's contemptuous attitude toward students
in setting its policy of annual tuition
The tuition matter was of course
one focus of a much larger expressed concern toward government
policy and the future of the entire
education system.
But where was the information
leaflet at registration explaining the
cutbacks crisis? And when are
follow-up events planned to continue the protest? After a few years
here, one doesn't really expect
leadership from the AMS in pulling
students together, but the absence
of support for students who do
want to work on these issues is a bit
hard to take.
And now these students have all
quit. What is going on here? I am
paying my AMS fees and all I get is
corporate minded pettiness and
hopeless bureaucracy — this in the
face of an increasingly systematic
and protracted assault on students
from all corners.
Why doesn't the AMS leave
students alone and let us represent
ourselves? If they don't think the
cutbacks syndrome and the accompanying financial pressures are not
important issues, then they should
not bother themselves with this
stuff at all. They should just get out
of the way and stop fighting with
students who have energy for more
important battles.
Gene Long
Arts 4
Dyspeptic printers
I would like to take this opportunity to address you all about a
most distressing ailment afflicting a
small, but insignificant part of our
population. This disease ravages
those ink-stained wretches who put
out The Ubyssey as well as other
fine publications. I am speaking
about the Dyspeptic Printer.
Yes, those poor souls slave long
hours,  laboring under  their  own
misconceptions. They are loveable,
even cuddley. Yet this terrible affliction, this scourge, makes their
very presence unbearable, if not
downright nauseating. So send all
your inflated dollars to me or I will
pull my pants down on television,
embarrassing you all.
Jerry Lewis, France,
Where they think
I'm a genius.
The fight against the fascism of
the Nazis was fought by people who
supported freedom from such state
control and to suggest that the right
to control one's reproductive life is
akin to the Holocaust is, at best, a
misunderstanding of history, and at
worst, displays a fear of freedom
and progress — a fear which appears to be increasing its grip on a
sizeable segment of the North American population.
This fear and its manifestations,
such as opposition to abortion
among other things, must be countered not only with attempts to fight
against "anti-choice" legislation on
abortion, but also with active opposition to the erosion of all freedoms.
Susan Kennedy
grad studies (pathology)
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers.
If your letter is not published
right away, it may be because it
wasn't typed, triple-spaced, on a 70
space line. Typewriters are available
in The Ubyssey office for this purpose.
Pen names will be used when the
writer's real name is also included in
the letter for our information only,
and when valid reasons for
anonymity are given.
Although an effort is made to
publish all letters received, The
Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
letters for reasons of brevity, legality and taste.
Neatness counts. Page 20
Friday, September 25, 1981
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If you conceive an unwanted child, it's t jo late to be sorry.
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Friday, September 25, 1981
rween Classes
News writing seminar by journalist Bill Tieleman,
3:30 p.m., The Ubyuey office in SUB 241k.
MP Benno Friesen (PC - Surrey White Rock-
North Delta) is available for discussions on opportunities with the Tories, noon. Clubs Day
Blues Band performance CANCELLED. All
refunds made at the AMS Box Office.
University Gates road run for men and women,
noon, meet on East Malt between SUB and the
Main library,
Final registration for women's soccer, novelty
swim meet and men's football and soccer, 1:30
p.m., room 203 in the War Memorial gym.
Senior arts students can apply now for study
related, non-paid work experience before
graduation, Brock Hall room 213. For information call 228-3022.
Wine and cheese party, during the evening, SUB
Outdoor adventure cycle tour, on the Saanich
peninsula. For information call 228-2203.
Discussion and adoption of objectives and struc
ture with background literature available, from
11 a.m, to 5 p.m., SUB 212.
Auditions for South Pacific, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.,
SUB 207.
Volleyball referee clinic, 7 p.m.. War Memorial
gym room 211.
Corec  badminton begins,  7:30 p.m.,  Osborne
centre, gym A.
Executive meeting and house management com
mittee meeting, new bodies wanted, noon, Grad
centre board room.
General meeting, noon to 2:30 p.m., SUB 215.
General    meeting    followed    by    games    and
refreshments, 7 p.m., SUB 211.
Auditions for South Pacific, 7 to 10 p.m., SUB
First general meeting, noon, SUB 211.
Introductory meeting, noon, SUB 212,
New   members  welcome  to  general   meeting,
noon, IRC room 1
Drop-in men's cohoe swim meet, noon. Aquatic
Calvin Sandburn speaks on Farmworkers and the
Law:   The   Injustice   Continues,   noon.   Law
building room 178.
Auditions for South Pacific, 7 to 10 p.m.,  in
Organizational meeting, anyone with golf experience welcome,   noon.  War Memorial gym
room 32.
Group  discussion  on   First   Corinthians,   noon,
SUB 113.
Come for a time of prayer and sharing, noon,
SUB 211.
Men's unit manager meeting, noon. War
Memorial gym room 32.
Men's cohoe swim meet finals, noon, Aquatic
Final registration for UBC men's open golf tournament, corec tennis (beginners), and
Whitewater rafting on the Thompson River, 1:30
p.m., War Memorial gym room 203.
Basketball referee clinic, 7 p.m.. War Memorial
gym room 211.
Pizza night, 5:30 p.m., SUB party room.
General   meeting,   noon,   Mussoc   club   room,
lower main floor in Old Auditorium.
Auditions for South Pacific, 7 to 10 p.m.,  in
General    meeting    and    slide    show,    noon.
Chemistry 250.  For more information come to
our club room in the SUB basement any lunch
Grand Prix cycle race, noon, SUB tourn around.
Women's  novelty swim  meet,   noon,  Aquatic
Organizational meeting for outdoor adventure
horseback    riding    (beginners),    noon.    War
Memorial gym room 211.
Organizational meeting for Whitewater rafting on
the Thompson River, noon. War Memorial gym
room 32.
Drop-in  for  corec  volleyball,   7:30  p.m..  War
Memorial gym.
Dance and chicken barbecue, 6:30 p.m., Cecil
Green Park. Tickets are $7 and that includes a
David Walker speaks, noon, SUB 111.
Annual general meeting,  3 p.m.,  Grad centre
Wine and cheese party, 7:30 p.m., Grad centre
ballroom. Free admission, three free wine tickets
for grad students, extra drinks 75 cents.
Just show up I guess 'cause they don't list a
specific event but you should go. Reatly. At 8
p.m. in Gage's McGuinness lounge.
The person who so miserably fucked up yesterday's listings has been shot. All club members
are welcomed to spit on the corpse, at noon in
the Ubyssey office, SUB 241k.
Hot Plashes
Plea from the
Attention all users of 'tween
classes and hot flashes.
The unpaid, overworked and
generally under-appreciated people
who work in this department are
getting annoyed. You see, the
users of the above mentioned columns still aren't doing things right.
'Tween classes should be on a
separate form for each day you
wish it to appear.
Include the times and places of
events. Keep the message clear and
If you don't know how to fill out
forms, go to work for the federal
government or ask a Ubyssey staffer for help. Remember, deadline is
noon the day before publication.
BUI who?
Hold on to your hats, folks, the
big event has arrived!
That's right, Bill Tieleman once
again stalks the campus.
Who is this Tieleman, you might
ask? You're not alone, his parents
have been wondering for years.
Seriously, if any of you people
j SUBFILMS presents
Thurs. & Sun. 7:00
Fri. & Sat.
7:00 & 9:30
$1.50 SUB AUD.
out there are interested in news
writing, Bill's the guy to listen to.
He'll be giving a seminar on how
to write good today at 3:30 p.m. in
the Ubyssey office, SUB 24lk.
Apres our gala beer fiesta and
staff recruitment drive.
Be there.
Creaky classic
Hey nostalgia freaks! Is your first
musical memory listening to the
soundtrack of "South Pacific" on
your parents beaten-up old mono
record player?
Relieve your childhood and give
the old folks a thrill by auditioning
for Mussoc's production of the
creaking classic.
If you want to "wash that man
right out of your hair," or relive the
memories of "Some enchanted
evening," show up at SUB 207/209
between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.
Balancing act
Windsurfers of the world unite!
You have nothing to lose but your
The UBC windsurfing club will be
having an introductory meeting
Monday at noon in SUB 212.
If capsizing into English Bay in
mid-October is your idea of good
time, this is your big opportunity.
Where le If?
Well we just found out what happened to it. Administration lost and
found director, Byron Hender
phoned to let us know.
For those of you who have been
looking for the UBC lost and found
department to find out if something
you lost was turned in by someone
who found it, or vice versa, don't
look too much further.
Lost and found is in Brock Hall
room 164. Their phone number is
228-5751. The hours of operation
are on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays from
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Use a suite number or an apartment
number and our street address — not
a box number.
Phone in to check for mail.
810 W. Broadway
The McTaco's Ad which
ran in the Ubyssey on
Sept. 22 should read "offer expires Sept. 30,
1981". We regret any inconvenience this error
may have caused.
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Just drop in a dollar each time you participate
Only $1.00 w/membership
Next Monday, September 28
Repeated Tuesday, September 29
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Free Public Lecture
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Lecture Hall 2,
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at 8:15 p.m.
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50 — Rentals
68 — Scandals
70 — Services
For Sale — Commercial
COMMUNITY SPORTS; A store packed
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Page 23
Why do so many employers want
to hire Chartered Accountants?
A Chartered Accountant is a professional who uses ingenuity
and training to solve business and financial problems. A CA's advice is often the basis for making crucial business decisions.
Business, education and government just can't get enough CAs.
Look at the career ads in the papers. It's a job hunter's market, and
likely to remain so for the foreseeable future.
Becoming a CA is a challenge. Depending upon your
undergraduate degree, it takes several years. You work for a CA firm
and earn a pretty decent wage during that time. You set hands-on
experience in many facets of business and deal with people one-on-
one. The work you do matters; that's why CAs are in demand.
Having studied commerce helps, but science grads, math buffs,
history students, English majors, engineers and language majors
can alt make superb Chartered Accountants. Let's talk it over. Look
for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia during UBC's career days on September 30 and October 1 in the
ballroom of the Student Union Building between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30
Institute of Chartered Accountants
of British Columbia
562 Burrard St., Vancouver, S.C. V6C 2K8
Tel.: Education Dept. 681-3264
Last fall, Finance Minister Allan MacEachen announced a $1.5 billion cut in federal
transfer payments to the provinces under the Established Programs Financing (E.P.F.)
The targets of the announced cut were to be hospitals, health care and post secondary
National Health and Welfare Minister, Monique Begin, reacted by declaring that no cuts
would come in areas under her supervision.
As a result post secondary education will bear the brunt of any cutback scheme.
It is estimated that the University of Toronto could lose as much as $100 million from its
annual operating budget under the Liberal plan. The University of Manitoba could lose
$40 million, Dalhousie $20 million.
What will these cuts mean?
* Smaller universities and community colleges may be forced to close.
* The quality of post secondary education could be seriously threatened.
* University and college sponsored research and development could ail but disappear.
* Sky-rocketing tuition fees would make a mockery of the right to education for lower and
middle income Canadians.
At a time when Canada is an importer of skilled labour and high technology, the
government is ignoring our own national potential.
At a time when the Canadian economy is in desperate need of new economic leadership
the Liberals seem too determined to make it increasingly difficult for young people to get
a decent education and good skills training.
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