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The Ubyssey Mar 6, 1980

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Array Student reps
'sell out park'
Organizers of a 1,700 signature
petition opposing UBC's 58-acre research park charged Tuesday they
have been "sold out" by student
board of governors representatives
and ignored by the rest of the
The board's decision Tuesday to
publish the university's "strict" research park contract conditions
with an invitation for public comment on the conditions in UBC Reports is only a token gesture, according to the Alma Mater Society
research park committee chair.
"The board is not in any way inclined to make any public input
available. The efforts they are making are minimal," said Marty Lund.
"They didn't hear us and they
didn't want to hear us."
Lund said he is angry and disappointed with the board's reaction
to the petition and added he felt betrayed by the actions of student
board member John Pellizzon.
Pellizzon read a board property
committee statement reiterating the
board's previous claim that information on the university's contract
conditions with Discovery Parks
Inc. was released to faculty last September. But Lund said Pellizzon
was kowtowing to administration's
"I was really disappointed in the
performance of our own board rep.
It really undercut our efforts to
have another student doing that."
But Pellizzon claims that his
statement did not undermine the
credibility of the petition or the
committee's presentation following
it. "It was really no big thing. I was
just asked to go through it very
quickly. I really can't see it having
any effect," he said.
Lund said despite the board's
token response to the petition from
students, Point Grey residents and
UBC faculty and staff members,
the committee will continue to fight
the park. The petition had asked for
public hearings on the park proposal, a moratorium on all park development negotiations until the
hearings were over, and guarantees
of student, faculty, staff and community representation on the park's
management board.
Lund said the committee will stop
fighting the issue from within the
campus and will go to the community for support. "We've done
as much as we can on campus, it's
going to go out in the community
now," he said.
"The whole petition campaign
has convinced us of the degree of
concern there is about the park. It's
See page 3: PARK
Tuition fight set
for B.C., Alberta
While the B.C. Students' Federation still tries in vain to contact
UBC's Alma Mater Society,
counterparts in Alberta are
duplicating the federation's efforts
to fight tuition fee increases and
education cutbacks.
Like BCSF, the Federation of
Alberta Students is abandoning the
proposal of demonstrations in
favor of a mass lobby of MLAs at
the provincial legislature in Edmonton March 27.
BCSF is currently collecting
signatures on postcards of B.C.
post-secondary students to present
to universities minister Pat McGeer
and education minister Brian Smith
during a mass lobby in Victoria
March 13.
Federation spokesman John
Doherty said Wednesday he still has
not been able to contact AMS external affairs officer Alan Soltis to
plan the role of UBC in the campaign.
An Alberta federation workshop
on tuition fees decided to launch a
mass lobby of the Alberta
legislature last weekend. The
workshop included delegations of
post-secondary students from Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge,
Medicine Hat, Olds and Grande
The mass lobby is in response to
probable province-wide university
fee hikes of 10 per cent. University
of Alberta student spokeswoman
Tema Frank said the lobby is not a
rerun of the 1977 march on the
legislature by 5,000 students.
The Alberta federation announced plans for a community
awareness program to inform the
public about student problems.
Member student organizations will
contact community leagues and
church organizations for letters of
support to the provincial government.
"We have to get out to the community to explain why students are
concerned," Frank said. "There
may be a feeling in the public that
students  just   want   a   free   ride.
There's much more to it than that."
A community issue of the
publication Alberta Student Voice
will also be published in mid-March
to be distributed before the lobbying.
The BCSF program for the mass
lobby in Victoria is progressing
well, Doherty said.
"We have more than 3,000
signatures of students across
B.C.," he said. "Simon Fraser and
UVic are going to have their blitzes
early next week."
The BCSF lobby will have tuition
fee increases as its top priority as
well as several proposed changes to
make the student aid program more
accurately reflect student needs.
Proposals include changing the
criteria for contributions from summer employment, altering the rules
to accommodate students classified
as dependent who are in fact independent and splitting the loan
and grant portions of student aid
50-50. Currently, the first $600 of
each person's student aid is all loan.
—ad o'brton photo
INSIPID SCHMALTZY CLICHES of impending doom in face of final crush of essays and exams danced through
mind of photog Ed O'Brien in Nitobe gardens, but intended deep meaningful message met extermination at hands
of heartless outline writer who can't even remember numbers of courses he registered for. Instead photo became
demonstration of ancient native method of fishing for 79 pound salmon.
Rising rates cause no compiaints
The UBC board of governors
raised on-campus residence rates by
nine to 16.4 per cent Tuesday, but
student politicians don't seem to
care about the increases.
Student leaders are saying the
nine per cent increase in basic
residence room rates and the 23 per
cent hike in meal prices are
"reasonable." Yet the increases will
mean at least a $100 increase at
Walter   Gage   residence   and   an
average $300 rent hike at Place
Vanier and Totem Park.
Student board member John
Pellizzon said that because student
members of the housing and food
budget committees had approved
the increases and Totem Park
residents had approved the food increases in a survey, he did not
disapprove of them. "I would say
that if the students have no complaint about them, I have no complaint about them."
The Alma. Mater Society housing
commissioner said he approved of
the food increases because a portion
of the increase is specifically earmarked for improvements in the
quality of food in the residences.
"As for the food increases, only
time will tell if they bring in better
food," said Craig Brooks.
"With that money they can do a
heck of a lot."
Brooks said he did not think the
See page 3: FOOD
Kane passes go and will collect $5,000
The cloud of controversy surrounding
UBC professor Julius Kane's successful
Supreme Court of Canada appeal is clearing.
And one of the first things Kane will be
able to do is collect more than $5,000 from
the university — the cost of his four appeals
against the UBC board of governors' 1977
ruling that the Supreme Court found to be
Part of the court's judgement concerned
the costs incurred during Kane's appeals of
the board's decision to uphold his three-
month suspension without pay UBC administration president Doug Kenny imposed
in 1977.
"The appellant's costs throughout are
allowed," the Supreme Court judgement
And David Roberts, Kane's lawyer
throughout the appeals, said Wednesday that
the university will have to pay up. "Probably
something between $5,000 and $6,000," he
said. "That's kind of expensive."
Also looming in the near distance* is a new
appeal of animal resources ecology professor
Kane's original suspension.
"The next step is to appeal to the original
suspension to the board of governors," said
Roberts said several factors might help
with the new appeal, the fifth since Kane's
suspension. "There are a few different people on the board," he said. And he said
although he does not know who the current
board chair is, he will be delighted if J.V.
Clyne is present for the appeal.
Roberts also said new facts have come to
light that might influence the board's decision. "I think we've discovered a little more
of what happened," he said.
Roberts said he is confident Kane will be
successful in his appeal. "I expect so," he
said, "otherwise I wouldn't be advising my
client to go ahead."
But Roberts said the Supreme Court's decision made no mention of any money other
than the cost of Kane's appeals. "There is no
order that the salary during the three-month
suspension be repaid," he said. He added
there was no mention in the judgement of the
$4,680 Kane was ordered to repay the university.
Roberts said he will approach the chair of
UBC's board to ask for an appeal hearing
and added he hopes the board will hear the
case at its next meeting.
UBC board chair Leslie Peterson said
Wednesday he has not seen the wording of
the Supreme Court judgment. "I wouldn't
have any comment on that at this time," he
And Peterson said the changes in the
board's membership will have no effect on
the new appeal. "Anything that comes
before the board now is the responsibility of
the current board and not any previous
Kane's first appeal of his suspension between May 1 and July 1, 11977 was denied by
UBC's board of governors. Kane's assertion
that the ruling was unfair due to Kenny's
discussion of the case with the board in
Kane's absence led to an appeal before the
B.C. Appeal and Supreme Courts and finally
the Supreme Court of Canada. Page 2
Thursday, March 6,1980
McGill studies divestment
MONTREAL (CUP) — The McGill University board of governors
has set up a standing committee on
social responsibility in investments
which will consider the feasibility of
The move was made in response
to a request by the university's
South Africa committee (SAC).
"We will try to deal with this
issue as honorably and as well as we
can, taking into consideration all
the issues," said board chair Alan
Gold. "The issue is extremely complex and has ramifications that are
difficult to determine."
He added that the newly-formed
committee plans to deal with the issue at the earliest possible time but
"that doesn't mean tomorrow."
At a recent board meeting, students' society president John Mac-
Bain read a SAC statement asking
the new standing committee to report to the board at its next meeting
in March.
After the meeting, SAC chair
Rick Boudreau told the more than
40 students who attended: "For all
intents and purposes, a lack of response by that time will be taken as
a refusal of our demands."
The SAC has collected more than
3,000 signatures on a petition calling for divestment of the
university's holdings in banks and
companies which deal with South
"This is an issue of principles,
not of complexities. The technicalities can be taken care of after they
decide to divest," said Boudreau.
MacBain said he thinks the board
of governors' committee is interested in the issue and will begin discussions as soon as possible.
"I think the best we can hope for
is that McGill will make the decision to take its direct investments
out of South Africa by the next
meeting," he said.
Direct investment involves holdings in companies operating in
South Africa, indirect investment is
unspecified investment through
hostage-taking at the Slobbovian
embassy in this tiny island kingdom
was in its 193rd day Wednesday.
Hairy puce blorgs rampaged
through the streets while veteran
observers pooh-poohed rumors of
"They rampage around all the
time," said old hack Bob Failure.
"They're a little more excitable
right now because there's so much
red cloth around. After they've had
their circle-jerk around that orangutan on the back of the aardvark,
they'll quiet down."
The hostages, watching the news
on TV, were unavailable for comment.
There is one (1) position on the Budget
Committee open to any A.M.S. Student.
The Budget Committee prepares and
presents the budget for the Alma Mater
If you are interested call:
228-3971, speak to the Executive
Secretary (Sub 242) or Marlea Haugen
(Sub 240) by March 12.	
What are you doing this Friday?
Make a date for
Friday march 7 — 8 p.m. at the
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
An all-UBC-Student Review
of   song,   dance,   laughs   and
TICKETS $3 at the AMS
OFFICE in SUB - or at the door
Big or
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2060 W. 10th,
Eve. and Holidays 732-9898
Also Garages, Basements. Yards
School District 184
In anticipation of September Elementary and Secondary teaching
vacancies. District Administrators will conduct interviews with interested teachers at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver, March 31
and April 1, 1980. Interviews will be by appointment only. Interested
applicants should send completed standard application forms and
resumes to the undersigned by March 14. 1980. Selected candidates
will be informed, by mail, of the time and date of their interview.
Send applications to:
Mr. Dave Price,
Director of Instruction,
Box 100.
Gold River, B.C.
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in the "PIT"
Ladies ONLY from
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1 token
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ISRAEL WEEK: A Festival of Hope
MARCH 10 - 12th
Yosek Tekoa — Former Israeli Ambassador to the U.N.
Gabi Strasman  —  Editor of Israelis leading newspaper - The
Ma'ariv. SUB 207-209, 12:30.
Israeli Cafe. 12:30
"THE FIXER" 7:30 p.m. SUB Theatre
Israel Programs Fair — Monday - Wednesday
11:30 -1:30 SUB Lobby
Sponsored by Hillel House
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Page 3
It's springtime for Hitler in S.A.
Gas station attendants cry "Heil
Hitler" when they fill up gas tanks,
some whites celebrate Adolf
Hitler's birthday and others hang
pictures of the Nazi leader on their
Such is the atmosphere in South
Africa, a member of the Lutheran
World Federation said Tuesday.
Paul Wee told 23 people in SUB
212 that many white South Africans
come from "extremely right-wing
German background." This, combined with the election of a Marxist
guerrilla in Rhodesia will either
throw the country into civil war or
on the road to peace, Wee said.
Marxist guerrilla leader Robert
Mugabe won a landslide victory
Tuesday to form Rhodesia's first
recognized black government.
Mugabe took 57 of 100 seats to the
shock of the white population and
other black party leaders.
"And what happens in Rhodesia
will happen in Namibia (formerly
German South West Africa) within
the coming two years," said Wee.
Wee predicted that a "tough battle" might take place over Namibia
which is currently occupied by the
South African army. "The South
Africans do not want to give up the
— ad o'brten photo
CANADIAN UNIVERSITY PRESS is a national cooperative of more than 65 student newspapers and facilitates
exchange of relevant news and features, as well as know-how, among the alternate press. So why are we telling
you this? Because CUP members also exchange papers, and those poor souls freezing to death back east are going to turn green with envy when they see this picture.
Tuition hikes hit in Ontario
TORONTO (CUP) — After nearly three hours of
heated discussion, a University of Toronto governing
body narrowly approved increases in student fees by
an average 16.5 per cent.
Members of the U of T council sub-committee approved the motion by a vote of 15 to 13.
The much debated increase had been forwarded by
another sub-committee, and will now be forwarded to
the governing council which meets March 20.
Following a two day sit-in at president James Ham's
office, the nearly 120 students at the meeting created
an atmosphere of tension.
Vice-president and provost Donald Chant defended
the increase saying that "the extra funds will be extremely important for keeping up administrative staff,
replacing obsolete equipment and continuing acquisition of books and periodicals.
Vice-president and registrar, Harry Eastman agreed
with Chant and added that students already suffer
from an erosion in staff and resources.
Students should keep a sense of proportion in considering the fee increase, Eastman said. "At a time
when inflation is 10 per cent it is not a seventeen and
half per cent increase. It's more like a seven and a half
per cent increase. The amounts (of increase) in real
terms are not very significant."
This immediately drew loud hissing and foot stomping from the students lining the meeting room.
Students' administrative council president, David
Jones, spoke against the motion. The fee increase will
restrict admission to the affluent rather than the
academically able student, he said. "Universal access
to the university is seriously undermined and tuition is
certainly a barrier to some students."
In a final statement which drew applause, Jones added: "Although some wealthy are intelligent not all the
intelligent are wealthy. This university will not compromise to fulfil its principles just to please the
Lee Walker, president of the graduate students
union, said the school of graduate studies fees are based on an "inaccurate understanding." The Ontario
student assistance program is not even available to
graduate students tr.d the lifetime maximum on loans
for a student in Ontario is $9,500 — slightly more than
the costs of one year of graduate school, she said.
"Financial criteria should not be allowed to supplant academic merit." Students and some council
members greeted her with a standing ovation.
After seven straw polls were taken to test the committee's reaction to various matters relating to the increase, such as the effect of the 53 per cent increase for
bachelor of science dentistry students, the council
After the final tally was read Dave Martin of the tuition action group threw a crumpled copy of the tuition
proposal at the council members and shouted, "We
don't have to put up with crap."
He invited interested people to come to a separate
meeting immediately following. The council meeting
was interrupted for nearly five minutes as people filed
out the door, talking about the results. Student
member of governing council, Brian O'Riordan,
apologized for the outburst.
gold and other resources in
Wee charged the white governments of Southern Africa with
policy-making atrocities. "I had
read voluminous amounts of
documentation by Amnesty International and I still had no sense of
what I would actually see there."
"Marxism has always been a
pretext for the South Africans to
continue their atrocities . . . they
claim to be defending the free,
Christian world," he said.
The upheaval, chaos, and continual violence instigated by the
South African government caused
at least 300,000 people, most of
them young, to flee their homes.
"Children as young as ten, eleven,
chose to leave their country."
The Lutheran church established
a number of camps for those
refugees in South Africa.
But Wee said: "The camps were
subjected to bombings by Ian
Smith's Rhodesian air force. We
lost thousands of young people and
hundreds of students were run
through torture apparatus."
Even with what appears to be a
newly-elected   strong   majority
government, Wee said he is still
uncertain about the future: "We
still have to wait a couple of days to
see what is really in store for Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)."
So far it is known that Mugabe of
the triumphant Zimbabwe African
National Union plans to ask Joshua
Nkomo of the Zimbabwe African
Popular Union to help form a coalition government, said Wee. (The
two parties previously cooperated
in the Patriotic Front).
It is likely Ian Smith's party will
also be included, he added.
Wee said it is important for
North American students to be concerned with the situation in South
"Firstly, it is black students in
South Africa who are in the front
line of the struggle and they are
looking for signs of solidarity with
students all over the world.
"Secondly, it is important
because the corporations of North
America support South Africa and
its policy of racial separation. It is
really this time in history that calls
for a special response on the part of
students who are concerned for
global peace."
VOC might sue
if quorum fails
The Varsity Outdoor Club might
renew its five-year-old lawsuit
against the Alma Mater Society if
its $30,000 referendum fails to get
quorum, club president Paul
Hooper said Wednesday.
Hooper said VOC might not consider the referendum binding if
quorum is not reached.
"We won't be able to say for sure
what the students want. Then the
executive of VOC could possibly
proceed with the lawsuit," he said.
UBC student council approved
the referendum, to be held March
11-13, to end a six-year dispute between VOC and the AMS about the
ski cabin at Whistler Mountain.
Hooper said the lawsuit will stay
inactive if the referendum fails after
reaching quorum.
"If we don't get a 10 per cent
'yes' vote on the referendum, we'll
take it that the student body has
spoken," he said. "We'll get right
away from the Whistler cabin and
try to set a new goal."
VOC is asking for $30,000 in
compensation for the cabin, which
was transferred from VOC to the
ski club in 1974. The money
represents VOC funds used to build
and improve the cabin since 1965.
AMS student court has ruled
VOC has no legal right to ownership of the property. Its decision, in
part, read: "All property bought by
subsidiary organizations belongs to
the AMS . . . certainly there should
be no further questions regarding
this point.
"The VOC has been granted an
exceptional remedy, the purpose of
which is to acknowledge the efforts
of all its previous members."
Hooper said he agrees with the
decision. "Certainly the AMS has a
mdral obligation," he said. "It
drained us of $30,000. We couldn't
build another cabin with no
Hooper said he is happy with the
decision to have the referendum
even though no allowance has been
made for 15 years of interest and inflation.
"We're just glad there's been a
settlement. It's been six years
now," he said.
If the referendum passes, Hooper
said VOC will use the money to
construct a new cabin and repair or
improve three others. The cabins,
which are located near Hope, can
be used by hikers, mountaineers or
cross-country skiers and are
available to all AMS members.
Toed hike reasonable1
From page 1
nine per cent basic room rent increase was unreasonable. "The actual room increases are quite
reasonable and in keeping with increased costs," he said.
But student council vice-
president Marlea Haugen admitted
the increase might provide some
economic  hardship  for  students.
Park symposium
planned for April
From page 1
not confined to the university."
Lund said some Point Grey residents are currently organizing a
public symposium in April on the
park, which will include statements
from groups both supporting and
opposed to the park. No date has
been set for the symposium.
Committee member Robyn
Moyls said in her presentation that
the symposium would be organized
by a newly formed community
steering committee.
She agreed that the 23 per cent
food increase was fair if food quality was improved. "There is no student in residence who isn't going to
pay more if he is going to get
Administration housing director
Mike Davis defended the increase in
room rates by claiming it was only
to cover inflationary costs. In the
housing budget assumptions
presented to the board Davis'
department assumed that:
• students will accept the rent
increase within the limits of year to
date inflation;
• salaries and benefits will increase by 10 per cent;
• heating and electricity will increase between 20 and 25 per cent;
• administrative costs will increase as popular residence programs increased are hopefully expanded in the upcoming year, and;
• conference revenues will increase due to a 12.5 per cent price
hike for some accomodation, and
that the market will absorb such increases. Page 4
Thursday, March 6,1980
Slime lives
The plague came slowly and quietly, oozing down the halls of SUB and
sliding into the Alma Mater Society office.
Neophyte board candidates John Pellizzon and Anthony Dickinson were
the first to catch it. The disease attacked quickly, going straight to their
heads infecting them with "reasonableness" — a horrible affliction.
It appears that Pellizzon and Dickinson were only the carriers. Now
almost every student hack in the AMS office stumbles around in a sickened
delirium talking about how "reasonable" this or that administration fee increase or token gesture is. It's enough to make you puke.
Students who purport to be representing our interests are letting the administration calmly walk over their weakened political bodies, shutting us
out of public input on the research park and aggravating the already
desperate student housing problem. Unfortunately this disease looks as if
it may infect the AMS for a long time.
Stay away from the AMS office. "Reasonableness" is deadly.
March 6, 1980
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the
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Co-Editors: Heather Conn and Tom Hawthorn
"Yawn, yawn, yawn," intoned Gary Brookfieid as he rolled over and squished bed partner Heather
"Sandwoman" Conn. "Oooh," she sleepily yelped. Tom Hawthorn popped up between them on the
pretext of looking for an em ruler. Geof Wheelwright dozily stumbled into the room hoping to make a
Bermuda quadrangle, but nobody was interested. Just as he started to nod off, a quiet snicker broke
the silence as Ed O'Brien yelled, "Quick take a picture of me, I won the airplane contest." But Ross
Burnett and Keith Baldrey were not into photoderasty and quietly slipped into one another's arms until
Verne McDonald coitusly interrupted them. Nancie Suzuki and Barb Seiby were disgusted by what
they saw and threatened to take their vaseline and go home, but Kevin Finnegan implored them to
stay. "The dancing Peters haven't jumped out of the peanut yet," he said (his breath hot with excitement). But all suddenly went quiet as Bhagwant Sandhu slipped a quarter into the magic fingers and
everyone went to sleep.
Godiva event is 'adolescent sexism'
The issue of how the excesses of
the engineering undergraduate
society encourages and maintains
sexism is complex and serious.
Several women's groups have identified the connection between so
called "high profile antics" and the
discouraging of women from entering engineering. This connection of
Lady Godiva to sexism causes some
puzzlement for some. The issue
points to two independent, yet connected problems. What is the role
of the administration in controlling
social behavior? What role does attitude have in creating social conditions.
First it is important to understand that the antics of the engineers
do create social conditions. When
they are relatively innocent, and
adolescent, they create a spirit that
makes the EUS a relatively active
group on campus. The EUS is more
successful than most groups in
overcoming student apathy. Yet
that adolescent spirit also leads to
real harm. What we have
represented here is the fact that it
can be our best intentions that
mislead us. So we are not dealing
with mean individuals but basically
well-meaning men who go beyond
any sense of decency. By their actions they reinforce our inherited
sexism. And as well encourage
Anyone who has seen the Red
Rag and the EUS letter will attest to
the fact that these publications are
vicious and mean spirited. The Red
Rag demeans women in the most
base way. As well it is violently
racist. There is no excuse for these
publications in any community, let
alone an intellectual one. Further,
the ride is an adolescent nose thumbing. To achieve this end women
are used as objects. This objec-
tivication is what supports and
maintains sexism. Women are
perceived as objects not people.
What we have, then, is not innocent antics but social reinforcement. One cannot deny the power
of the activity to create social
perception. When the activity is
racist and sexist, the result is attitudes that continue anti-women
viewpoints and structures.
It is in the area of attitudes thaty
we face the most difficult problem.
As I have argued many women (and
men) have felt oppressed by Lady
Godiva. Thus a climate of sexism is
maintained. This leads us back to
the question of who can help
change the attitudes.
We have seen that the power of
the administration is twofold. To
change the structures by opening
previously closed areas to women
and to provide financial encouragement. They can also indicate their
displeasure at sexists attitudes. But
here they are limited to moral persuasion. Who, then, can have impact?
Well, following from the concept
of student power, it seems that the
Alma Mater Society has a real role
to play. It is the legislative body
that the EUS is responsible to. They
could act in ways to indicate
The AMS could suspend the EUS
and thus force the administration to
Chemicals mean riches fer companies
Shelagh Campbell's article in the
Perspectives column of the Friday,
Feb. 29 issue of The Ubyssey is a
dangerous kind of article in many
ways. She ends by telling the reader
to "become an informed
Where does one go for reliable information on the hazards of food
additives? "With few possible exceptions, university departments of
nutrition are probably the last place
to go," says Samuel S. Epstein,
MD, on page 476 of his book Politics of Cancer.
Campbell's article is excellent
support for Epstein's statement.
Her article is dangerous because of
the truths mixed with half-truths
and naive rationalizations it contains.
She talks about media lacking
common sense in their coverage of
processed food and food additives.
Presumably meant to exemplify
this, her "Ban the Spud" example
discusses neither processed food
nor food additives. It discusses a
naturally occurring poison called
solanine in potatoes. How does that
support her argument regarding
food additivies? Or is she trying to
imply that because there are naturally occurring poisons in foods that
do no harm, then there is no reason
to suspect that artificial poisons will
do harm?
In the next column, she discusses
nitrates and nitrates used in meats
"to prevent the growth of the deadly botulium bacteria and to produce
the characteristic pink color of
these meat products." Granted, nitrites and nitrates do kill botulium
bacteria (though thorough cooking
also kills them).
The natural color of dead animal
flesh after a time is a reddish brown
as the blood clots. The nitrites and
nitrates preserve the juicy redness
of freshly slaughtered animal meat
by preventing the blood from clotting. But they do the same to blood
in a living body! Of course, only
negligible amounts are consumed at
a time, but what happens over a period of years? Heavy meat eaters
seem prone to a plethora of diseases, including gout, arthritis and
cancer. Tests certainly indicate a
more than tenuous connection
among these.
Campbell naively says, "Basic
economics rule out excessive use of
additives. Additives cost money.
Why would a food company put in
more than absolutely necessary to
do the job?"
Food companies use additives for
one main reason (not mentioned by
Campbell): to prolong the shelf life
of the product. This means that said
product can be produced in huge
quantities selling at lower per-unit
cost, but resulting in gargantu;>
profits for said companies.
Do companies indiscriminately
use additives in food? Well, Kraft
Blue Cheese salad dressing includes
such tasties as polysorbate 60, propylene glycol alginate, calcium di-
sodium EDTA and sodium ben-
zoate. Nalley's "Bernstein" Blue
Cheese salad dressing uses no additives at all. If Nalley's can show that
no additives at all are needed, why
does Kraft use no less than four?
Campbell goes on to tell us about
how thoroughly additives are tested. If they are tested so thoroughly,
why is it that so many keep being removed from the market because
tests have shown them to be carcinogenic — after they have supposedly been tested before they were put
on the market in the first place?
How does it make economic
sense to use additives and pay for
incredibly expensive testing of
them? Surely it would be cheaper
not to use them at all and put the
money saved to producing pure, un-
contaminated food.
As Campbell says, everything is
made up of chemicals, but there is a
vast difference between synthetic
chemicals and ones occurring organically in nature. Or would
Campbell have us take pulverized
crow bar every day as an iron supplement?
Surely common sense tells one
that foods, in their pure and unadulterated state, just as they come
from nature, are as nutritious as
they are going to be. Processed
foods and food additives may yield
short term material gain for a few
persons, but sooner or later, the
price is paid in full by the consumers of those foods. Better to pay
higher prices for uncontaminated
food and less on pills, medications,
medical bills, et al. For a while, you
may seem to beat nature, but after a
while you lose. And the longer you
have seemed to win, the more you
end up losing.
take away the EUS office. There is
a beer company supporting
engineering week, and the AMS
could refuse to sell that beer in the
Pit. Finally the AMS could freeze
EUS funds until they cease engaging in sexist and racist acts. Real
pressure could come through student groups.
Students within the faculty of
engineering could refuse to go along
with the excessive elements. More
responsible and sensitive leadership
could emerge. Other students could
ignore the ride. If no one turned up
to watch, this would lessen the
engineers interest in the ride. In
other words, the members of the
university community need to show
their moral outrage by ignorning
(and condemning) the ride. The
media encourages the implicit sexism and racism when it publishes
photos and shows TV pictures of
the event.
The administration could ban
from university property all those
commercial organizations that support engineering week. No more
free advertising for some beer companies.
The companies that eventually
hire graduates could indicate that
membership on the executive of
EUS is a black mark. The attitudes
of the executive would be perceived
as indicative of attitudes that no
company wants. In other words,
presently sexism is rewarded by our
tolerance of engineering week in its
most destructive aspects. At the
moment membership in the EUS is
rewarded by hiring companies
perceiving that activity on the executive is a positive benefit.
And finally the friends, family,
and intimates of engineers could
display their horror at the excesses.
One look at the Red Rag would be
enough to embarass any family.
The women's groups are correct
that the engineering "high jinks"
are sexist. They demean women and
men. It is time that such activity
stop. In a civilized culture there is
no room for adolescent behaviour
that intensifies racism and sexism.
George Hermanson is the campus
Anglican-United minister. Thursday, March 6,1980
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These games won't move
This is just a reminder to everyone, especially residence students,
that on Saturday, March 8 from
12:15 to 4:30 p.m., in the War
Memorial Gym, the three residences
will be making their mark on UBC
with the first annual RESBOWL —
the craziest "anything goes" Olympic Games in history!
The day will be filled with hilariously funny races in which teams
representing each residence will
strive to take the new and coveted
Resbowl home to their residence
trophy case. The gala opening ceremonies will get under way at 12:15
sharp. The half-time show will feature the newly organized UBC Pipe
Band, and there will be a series of
residence cheerleading competitions.
President Douglas Kenny will be
on hand to present the awards at the
end of the games.
The purpose of the RESBOWL is
to raise money through the collection of donations at the door for
the Crane library for UBC's blind
students. Of course, the games are
also meant to bring the three residences together for a day of fun and
friendly inter-residence competition, just to see which res is "king."
The residence bringing in the most
donations for the Crane library will
win special recognition and a special prize.
The RESBOWL is a tri-residence
function organized by the three residence associations, in conjunction
with the department of student
It is hoped that everyone will
come out and support the
RESBOWL games, have a good
laugh and above all, give generously
to the fund that will help the Crane
library purchase equipment to aid
in the education of UBC's blind
Remember, RESBOWL *80!
Pat Buchannon
assistant coordinator of
residence student affairs
You 're all jealous of gears'
enthusiasm, solidarity
The anti-engineering undergraduate society stand presently taken
by the "student" newspaper under
the guise of women's rights would
remove much diversion and levity
from an increasingly mundane campus. As to women being somehow
coerced not to enter the faculty of
applied science, I can assure you
that the reverse is true. One of the
worst parts of being a male engineer
is the lack of fellow female students. For this reason, many engineers are deeply envious of male nursing students. Engineers welcome
women students and many have
been elected to various positions
within the faculty.
A successful fight against engineering antics will throw a wet
blanket on activities by all faculties
and leave us with a university totally
devoid of campus spirit and seriously lacking in student freedom.
But, alas, it seems that certain people just can't stand to see groups exhibiting solidarity and enthusiasm,
since they pale in comparison.
O. Berry
civil engineering 3
P.S.  I  feel your (our?) paper
prints the opinions of the staff and
does not reflect accurately the feelings of the bulk of the students.
Letters should be signed and
Pen names will be used when the
writer's real name is also included
for our information in the letter or
when valid reasons for anonymity
are given.
Although an effort is made to
publish all letters received, The
Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
letters for reasons of brevity, legality, grammar or taste.
Christian gears concerned
We, as Christians and
engineers, are concerned about
our faculty. We share with you
pride and joy in our chosen profession. The essence of our work
is the spirit of adventure, risk,
selflessness and vitality that is unique to engineering. This spirit
flourishes in our faculty.
In our classes, there is friendship and in our work, cooperation. We are fierce competitors in
athletics and awesome contenders
in research and design.
To student politics, we bring
common sense and to clubs, dedicated membership. As a group, we
are unique because we work long
and hard to solve difficult problems in a practical manner. But all
we do, we do with a sense of fun.
Our instructors, through their
capable teaching and research,
contribute to our school's vitality.
They both encourage and help us
in attaining professional status.
Our school's innovative programs
and high standards command
respect across the nation. To us as
engineers, this creative spirit is
precious and that is why we must
draw your attention to how this is
being marred.
How do we portray ourselves to
those entering our faculty? In The
Redhandbook given to all those
entering our faculty (complete
with illustrations), the handbook
describes the Smoker, the Godiva
ride, the 40 Beer Club, and the
Red Rag.
Some groups charge us with demeaning women, but in reality, it
is ourselves we are dragging into
the gutter. Sex, in the commitment of marriage, is beautiful.
Sex becomes a genuine expression
of a couple's love for each other
because they stand together in accepting the responsibility of a
family. Therefore, for us as Christians, sex is not dirty or perverse,
but something to celebrate, for it
is good.
Do we care? Do we understand
the pain we cause others? When
we vandalize, do we accept responsibility to rectify it? Who
towed the boat out of the pond,
who paid for the car, who repaired the parking kiosk, who repainted the geophysics dome and
finally, who cleans Comp. Sc.
201? Can we afford to continue to
justify this sort of behavior by
saying it is tradition and expected
from us?
Are we afraid? In the end,
where can this lead? If we replace
what is true with a lie, we become
victims of our own selfishness. If
we live just for ourselves, seeking
momentary satisfaction caring not
who we hurt or manipulate, in the
end, we will be locked in the misery of being incapable of any sort
of human relationship. We must
realize that we are responsible for
how we have altered each other's
We have faith in you. You are
very gifted, and we realize just
how much we owe to you, for we
benefit constantly from your dedication. We wish we could show
our detractors the ball, the projects, the drives and most of all,
the spirit which so contrasts the
ugliness in our faculty.
Though, as a faculty, we do not
share a faith in Jesus Christ, we
do share an innate desire to give,
to care, to build and to laugh. We
have hope, for we know we do not
consciously try to hurt ourselves
and others, it is just that we often
lack the perspective to see our actions for what they are.
We constantly pray that our
school will continue to be blessed
with a creative and cooperative
spirit. We hope that this letter has
helped us as a faculty to see clearly
who we are and who we can become.
Patrick Coleman
Ward W. Walker
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Pat Lane and Lome Uher read poems at noon,
Buch. 203.
See diapiays on nutrition, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
SUB main concourse, until Saturday.
General  meeting,  noon.  International  House
Meeting to elect next years executive, noon,
SUB 213.
Speech contact and video taping aeaaion, 7:30
p.m.. Mineral Engineering building.
General meeting end aocialiet gathering, noon,
SUB 119.
Susan Wood holds an informal forum for all
writers interested in acience fiction, noon, Buch.
Electlone for axecutivee, noon, IRC 1.
Lesbian drop-in, 1:30 p.m., SUB 130.
General mealing and forum. Fr. Sean McManus
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Northern Ireland, noon, SUB 224.
Free legal advice, noon to 2 p.m., SUB 111.
General meeting, noon, SUB 213.
General meeting, noon. International House
B.C. artist Peter Shoetak from the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, will speak on Ukrainian Canadian art, noon, Buch. 2230.
Children's art from mainland China, until May 4.
Indoor track meet — craziest Olympics in history, 12:16 p.m.. War Memorial gym.
Weekend whoopie and whee-in, touts la nurt,
Wheelhouee Manor.
Recovery union and cortex drainage, crack of
noon, Wheelhouee Manor.
Alan Sawyer speaks on  Latin American art,
noon, Buch. 218.
Testimony meeting, noon, SUB 211.
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99 — Miscellaneous Thursday, March 6,1980
Page 7
There are two men's athletic
events on campus today to help you
forget about those essays for a
At 2 p.m. the UBC men's soccer
team meets the Whitecap reserves in
Thunderbird stadium. Aside from
providing solid entertainment, the
game might present the last opportunity to see many of the Whitecap
players before they are all traded
for an undisclosed amount of cash.
Former Whitecap captain John
Craven, who had been playing with
the reserves in the off-season, was
traded earlier this week.
At 5:30 p.m. the UBC men's
rugby team will meet the UBC Old
Boys in the annual Moore Mug
classic at the stadium. The annual
competition, named after athletic
business manager Buzz Moore, will
be followed by the usual beer-up.
Admission to both games is free.
Thunderbird stadium is located on
south campus, about 45 miles from
main library but probably not too
far from where your car is parked.
Man'* aoccer
UBC vs. Whitecap reserves, 2 p.m., stadium
Man's rugby
Moore Mug
UBC vs. Old Boys,
5:30 p.m., stadium
Women's track meet,
noon, Logan track
Woman's volleyball
Swimming and diving
Co-rec canoe trip,
Burnaby Lake
Woman's field hockey
JVs vs. SFU, 10 a.m..
Totems vs. Ramblers III,
1 p.m., Trsdall
Men's rugby
JVs vs. Lomas II,
1:30 p.m., Connaught
Totems vs. Lomas III,
12 p.m., Connaught
Woman's field hockey
UBC vs. Ramblers,
10:30 a.m., Tisdall
Women's ice hockey
playoff game
4:45 p.m.,
winter sports centre
Flip over gymnastics
Last weekend I attended the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union Nationals Gymnastics Meet in
Moncton, N.B., with the UBC
gymnastics team as the team photographer. As you all know by now
Patty Sakaki walked off with all the
gold medals and Ed Osborne won a
bronze medal for his floor exercise.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the groups and
organizations that make this trip
possible. If not for the assistance
from the Alma Mater Society, engineering undergraduate society,
Walter Gage Memorial Fund and
Nikon, I would have never had the
opportunity to record the achievements of these exceptional athletes.
It was not an easy task to convince all the members of the AMS
council that this trip to Moncton
was worth the support of the AMS,
but after the third attempt most of
the council members were finally
convinced that this was a worthwhile cause.
The engineering undergraduate
society and the Walter Gage Mem
orial Fund did not offer much difficulty, but recognized the advantages of having a photographer to
record on film this very important
gymnastics meet. The people in Nikon, one of the world's leading
camera manufacturers, were very
generous in loaning a great deal of
additional camera equipment to my
own Nikons which I took along.
I would like to thank both the
UBC women and men gymnasts for
being so helpful and cooperative.
The gymnasts have been one of the
best groups of people I have ever
worked with.
Finally, I would like to say that it
is about time that the UBC gymnastics team be given more support
and should be given as much exposure and aids as the UBC football,
hockey and basketball teams. These
gymnasts are ranked among the
best in Canadian universities and I
feel we, the students, should assist
in every possible way to ensure that
UBC remains a top contender for
future gymnastics competitions.
Michael Mong
Future bright with solar
Your headline and first paragraph in the recent article covering
my talk at SUB are misleading. I
said that India utilized a small research reactor of the CANDU type,
imported for peaceful purposes, to
obtain sufficient plutonium as a byproduct to explode an atomic device
in 1974.
This represented an escalation of
the arms race as India broke the
nuclear monopoly of the major
powers. Canada responded by
tightening safeguards on future
CANDU sales.
It is to Canada's credit that Flora
MacDonald, then secretary of state
for external affairs, stood firm on
these safeguards and for human
rights in dealing with Argentina last
summer for the sale of another nuclear reactor.
We may have lost the deal to the
West German-Swiss bid, but we
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nuclear weapons.
Consider the statement of Argentinian politician Captain Francisco
Manrique in 1978 that Argentina's
intention to purchase a reprocessing
plant to recover plutonium from its
nuclear reactors "will give us the
ability, one supposes, to build
atomic bombs."
Consider the massive violation of
human rights in Argentina documented by Amnesty International,
including the legal declaration of
"dead" for "disappeared" persons, who, according to escaped
prisoners, are still under detention
but alive.
Consider the refusal of 100 Canadian longshoremen at St. John's to
load a heavy water shipment bound
for the CANDU reactor in Argentina in order to protest such conditions there.
We need to rethink our commitment to the nuclear economy in
light of the clear linkage between
peaceful and military purposes. I
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Canadian and Argentinian workers
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Thursday, March 6,1980
Don 9t force or legislate your opinion on us all
I think that most of us in the university community have seen and
read just about enough nonsense
from various groups claiming to be
spokesmen for women on campus
and off it, as regards the engineering undergraduate society and their
activities. These groups are no more
representative of women as a whole
than the EUS is of all professional
engineers. The fact is that all these
women's committees and societies
have no better use of their time and
no better way to justify the expenditure of funds on themselves than by
criticizing what sort of toothbrush
is sold on campus, what the EUS is
doing, etc., etc.
The crux of the matter is the Godiva ride. I fail to see why this is
"violence against women," since
the people who participate (includ
ing Godiva herself) are participating
in the ride OF THEIR OWN FREE
WILL. These critics are no better
than those who claimed that Ronald
Reagan might lose the New Hampshire primary last week because he
told an ethnic joke.
Simply because one tells an ethnic
joke, or writes about and shows
photos of women in their publication, does not mean that they have a
hostile attitude towards those
groups. They may be laughing at or
joking about these groups, but no
one is named unless in jest, and
even then not openly. For there to
be a crime, there has to be criminal
intent, and this is lacking. While
this may exist in certain EUS members, it is not, I understand, the policy of the group to in any way attack  or  discourage women  from
entering the field of engineering.
I firmly believe that particular
groups within society cannot
legislate the rest of society to believe as they do, and cannot force
the rest of society to call people
"sexist" for talking about one sex.
Furthermore, you cannot legislate
employers to hire 50 per cent
women, 25 per cent overweight people, 10 per cent other than Caucasians, 5 per cent non-smokers, etc.,
unless you can change the employers' views.
It is just as ridiculous to insist on
calling   everyone   ombudspersons
(what next: personholecovers?);
and so on. In this light, it is ridiculous to allow the "spokespeople
for women" to force their views on
us while insisting that the EUS is
"sexist" and is trying to do the
same thing.
Chris Fulker
We need housing, not hotel
The proposal advanced by Mike
Davis, director of student housing,
to turn Gage low-rise into a hotel is
totally unacceptable. The elimination of low-rise as a residence would
leave 23 couples and 60 senior students without accommodations. The
UBC residence system has no other
available housing  for couples  —
Acadia residences are full, have
waiting lists and give priority to
low-income couples with children.
All couples in low-rise are childless.
Given the present vacancy rates
of 0.2 per cent in both Vancouver
and_ Burnaby, one can see that for
students displaced from low-rise to
find off-campus housing it would
i , u„wth.r.«na-      from the band'sir
Province Victoria
VICTORIA —"Shocking" and "Insensitive"
were the terms NDP
MLA Eileen Dailly used
Monday to describe a
$7,600 B.C. government
grant that will help send
a Vancouver marching
band to South Africa
_. Tbe provincial secretary's office announced
last Friday that the 70-
member B.C. Beefeater
.Band has been given
money from lottery proceeds to take part in a
month-long military
festival in the city of
"I know these kids
(the band members are
13 to 19 years old) are
probably looking forward to this trip very
much," Dailly said.
"But there's a principle
here as far as I'm concerned. I was shocked
as lotteries critic to discover the insensivity
displayed by the provin
cial secretary.
"I'm sure there are
many people who buy
lottery tickets who do
not support the racist
politics of South Africa
and will be incensed to
know that their monies
have gone to finance a
trip to a country that espouses racial inequality."
Band spokesman
Louisa Olson said the
South African organizing body for the military
tattoo has indicated it
will pay half the Canadian  musicians'   air
fares as well as room
and board while in Durban. ,    _    .
Olson said the Beefeaters, who have previously attended tattoos in
Edinburgh and London,
will be the only B.C.
representatives at Durban.
"As far as problems
go we don't anticipate
any," Olson said when
asked whether compll-
from the band's intention to visit a country
whose racial policy of
apartheid has made it a
black sheep among
Western nations.
"We've been assured
that the tattoo is integrated."
Provincial Secretary
Evan Wolfe said that as
far as he was aware the
decision to give the
Beefeaters a lottery
grant has not created
anv adverse response
other than from Dailly.
Pro-South African Socreds 'insane toads'
The provincial government announced last
Friday, that $7,500.00 has been given to the 70
member B.C. Beefeaters Band so that it may
participate in a military festival in Durban,
South Africa, this July. I think this is a
disgrace and I am outraged that money supposedly for the benefit of British Columbians
is   to   be   used   to   lend   authenticity   and
legitimacy to one of the most truly racist nations on this planet. The ideals of South Africa
are in direct opposition to everything our nation is supposed to hold dear. This is a nation
(South Africa) that orders its troops to open
fire on its children, that murders its critics and
denies even its white citizens an opportunity to
speak out against injustice.
Well, Evan Wolfe, our non-distinguished
provincial secretary, my reaction is adverse
and it is my opinion that you and your government are toads. Stop this insanity now!
Mark V. DeFazio
graduate studies
be virtually impossible. It was suggested to Davis that the difficulties
low-rise residents would face if
forced to leave low-rise might jeopardize their education. Davis replied, "So, don't go to school."
We feel that Davis should provide housing for students, not run a
hotel! B. L. Mular
Parkland has
to be saved
for real park
I agree with the students and
faculty members who think that
there should be a public hearing on
the controversial issue of taking 58
acres for a research lab — or
"park" as it is peculiarly
I would like to know more about
what type of research is going to be
' carried on in this "park". Research
has rather a bad name now.
I understand that this 58 acres is
to come from the University Endowment Lands, which is reason
enough to turn it down.
Other reasons are that any increase in nuclear activity, and the
waste that results, increases the
dangerous contamination that
already exists.
I hope that the land will remain
as a part of the endowment lands
and not become a part of industrial
research or development.
Evelyn Smith
3525 W. 27th Ave.
The 58 acres are not in fact coming from the University Endowment
Lands, but belonged to land controlled by the university.—Staff.
Trident Aircraft of Sidney has
gone down for perhaps the last
time. Rather than giving further
assistance, the British Columbia
government let it sink. In fact they
didn't even so much as voice one
word of protest over the federal
government's broken promises to
this firm. Instead, the Victoria
government is all caught up in its
plans for a world trade center and
Multiplex. Not content with just letting our aerospace industry collapse, they are now determined to
waste millions of taxpayer dollars
on two thoroughly unneeded projects.
Admitting that massive losses will
be incurred in the financing of their
Pier B-C, they plan to spend $8
million on the construction of this
edifice, and, up to another $300,000
per year for five years towards any
deficit in its operating costs once it
is open to business. If the gross
underestimates made in the building
of the new Vancouver court house
are repeated in this case, then the
total expense to British Columbia
of this trade centre could go well
over $20 million. Thus, once it is
constructed it will become nothing
more than a huge subsidy to the
visiting foreign businessman. The
only local people (besides those who
get the largely menial hotel jobs)
who will benefit from this will be
the prostitutes, since they would
have yet another large downtown
another poor
gov't scheme
hotel from which to ply their
If certain city politicians in Vancouver plan to build the trade centre
as a memorial to themselves, then
they have certainly picked an appropriate symbol of their political
And, if the inmates of the
legislative assembly are scurrying to
give the international business community a strong impression of Vancouver then they will definitely succeed. In the eyes of the world, our
leading city will appear even more
as fast and loose place; a Bangkok
of the West where the Japanese
businessman can have his way in
every sense of the word.
Despite claims to the contrary, a
trade centre will not create any spin
off benefits for our economy. Instead, it will be just another
giveaway of services to the same
foreign companies who are already
taking us to the cleaners for our
natural resources. Rather than encouraging industrialization and
greater self-sufficiency, it will merely reinforce today's unequal trade
patterns  and  divert   future  man
power away from the manufacturing sector. Increasingly, British Columbia will become a land of
footmen and chambermaids.
Thus, Pier B-C and the Multiplex will only add to inflation.
Rather than wasting our taxes on
some self-proclaimed professional
sports franchises, the government
should be using the multiplex
money to save the declining
agricultural and manufacturing
portions of our economy. Instead
of splitting hairs with the Socreds
over welfare programs, the opposition (almost invisible since the last
election) should urge the cabinet to
undertake programs to expand our
farmland so that we can end our
precarious dependence of food imports. And, rather than hoarding
scores of millions of dollars in low
interest accounts, the government
should invest it in public or joint
public and private manufacturing
concerns so as to make better use of
our resources.
Therefore, we must no longer
allow civic and provincial governments to build temples to our own
shortcomings. We must use our
great abundance of resources to
create a strong British Columbia.
Only in this way can British Columbians feel true pride and avoid the
false glitter that has been ours to
James C. Burdon
science 2
Unapplicable analogies are
basis of women 9s logic
Once again we are subjected to a
series of arguments both pro and
con on the Godiva ride. Many of
these arguments depend heavily on
very doubtful logic and unapplicable analogies.
After hearing most of the common arguments against the ride
such as sexism, degradation and
discrimination I can only feel that
this reasoning is severely unjustified. After spending four years as
an undergraduate engineer on this
campus, I fully understand the unacceptable "loss of face" that halting the ride because of these arguments would cause. Indeed the
women's groups' presentation of
these arguments on campus, and in
particular in the pages of The Ubyssey, will never halt the ride.
This does not mean to say that
I'm in favor of the ride. To the contrary I believe that it should be
abolished. For a professional
school to be known for an event
such as the Godiva ride instead of
professionalism is a dangerous reputation. Through a short period of
working in the engineering field after graduation and a realization of
how much the ride is maligning our
reputation, my undergraduate pro-
Godiva stand has changed to one
favoring abolition.
Funding and jobs are two very
important items that are both affected to some extent by the reputation that the "outside" world views
a school by. The time has come to
do some much needed polishing on
that image that is being disproportionately affected by a certain horse
and rider.
Andrew W. F. Metten
civil engineering graduate studies
Book your beefs
about library
in questionnaire
I read the article of Feb. 19 concerning the library with interest.
You will be glad to know that a
president's committee on library
space requirements was established
last fall and is now hard at work.
If any of your readers wish to
help, they should be encouraged to
complete the questionnaire that is
soon to be distributed by the
P.A. Larkin
president's committee on
library space requirements


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