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Array Vol.LXVII,No.49
Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday. April 3, 1985
The cover design is an eagle sitting with wings hanging down. In the belly is a red frog and in
the tail is the face of a beaver. All three animals are property totems of the later hereditary town
chief of Masset who died in 1979. He told all Haida it is their "duty to teach your children to be
the future leaders of the Haida nation." The design was created by Robert Davidson.
Page 2
Wednesday, April 3, 1985
Infer: The Choice is Ours!
Assemble 11:30 a.m.f Kitsilano Park
Rally at Sunset Beach
James Anderton, New Zealand M.P.
George Ignatieff, former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament
Dorothy Goresky, National president of Physicians for Social Responsibility.
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Page 3
Turning a world upside-down
On June 10, 1984 the U.S. military completed a successful "homing overlay" experiment.
A rocket was fired from land and
used a long-wave infra-red tracking
system to find an incoming ballistic
missile. Travelling up to 20,000
miles an hour, the rocket used pure
kinetic energy to destroy the incoming missile.
This exotic technology would
play an important role in the type of
layered defense system envisaged by
the U.S. Strategic Defense Initiative, commonly called Star Wars,
.says strategic analyst John Barrett.
The controversial $26 billion research program aims to establish a
defense against "strategic missiles"
— missiles which leave the earth's
Now the U.S. is trying to draw
Canada into the research effort,
which those involved say dwarfs
both the Manhattan Project and
Apollo, and the new Tory government is interested.
Barrett, currently with UBC's international relations department,
and Sue Mcllroy, science 4, are two
of many people alarmed by the program and the prospect of Canadian
Barrett's specialty is nuclear weapons — he leaves for the Canadian
Centre for Arms Control and Disarmament in one month — and he
has all the newspeak-like military
jargon down pat. Mcllroy is a veteran peace activist who has participated in several acts of civil disobedience.
According to U.S. Lt.-General
Abrahamson, the U.S. project has
five research areas: surveillance, acquisition and tracking, directed energy weapons, kinetic energy weapons, systems analysis and "battle
management," and support systems. The idea, says Barrett, is to
develop a layered defense against
strategic weapons, such as Soviet
intercontinental ballistic missiles.
There are three stages in this missile's flight: the first or boost phase,
mid-course, and the terminal phase.
U.S. researchers are busy trying to
figure out how to intercept and destroy the missile at each phase, and
each phase poses different problems, says Barrett.
Space-based directed energy weapons such as X-ray and chemical lasers are being researched along with
infra-red sensors to detect the mis
siles, and ground-and space-based
lasers working in conjunction.
The most progress has been made
with the non-nuclear kinetic energy
weapons, says Barrett.
The U.S. has asked 17 allies including Canada to single out areas
of "research excellence" and participate in the project. Australia has
already refused flat-out but other
countries, including Canada, are
seriously considering the request.
The U.S. administration will seek
a commitment from Canada in
May, when seven western government heads meet in Bonn. The U.S.
is holding out access to high technology as a carrot.
Prime minister Brian Mulroney,
external affairs minister Joe Clark,
and defence minister Erik Nielsen
seem a bit confused about the whole
thing, and regularly contradict each
other on Star Wars.
Nielsen is ready to jump into Star
Wars with both feet and his eyes
closed. He claims there are millions
of dollars in research contracts and
many jobs for Canadians at stake in
the plan.
Clark and Mulroney also say economic benefits the plan might bring
are tempting, but Mulroney has
said he has serious reservations
about the U.S. request. He told a
news conference recently that supporting the U.S. research, as
Canada decided to do this January,
is one thing.
"It is another — quite another —
to be invited to participate actively
in a project where you are not the
big player, where you don't set the
thrust and where you have no control over the parameters," he said.
Mulroney says Canada's decision
on participation will be based on the
criteria of Canada as a sovereign
nation, a loyal ally, and a believer in
freedom (whatever that means).
Barrett says Canada should stay
out of Star Wars because the concept threatens aspects of the 1972
Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, and
because some components of the
Star Wars system have offensive
aspects the Soviet Union will view
with alarm.
The Soviet Union is doing similar
research, Barrett freely admits, but
says it is not as advanced technologically.
SDI critcs fear that Soviet coun-
termeasures to the U.S. program
are already in progress, and include
increased production of nuclear
warheads and cruise missiles.
"There's no incentive for them
(the Soviets) to engage in cutbacks
of strategic weapons. And yet this is
exactly what the Americans are asking them to do at Geneva," says
The ABM treaty, which limits the
U.S. and the USSR to two ballistic
missile defenses sites each, is "the
centrepiece of arms control," says
The treaty reinforces the classical
mutual deterrence doctrine, which
requires that a nation has enough
nuclear weapons left after an enemy
strike to inflict unacceptable damage on the other side. That's not
hard considering how many nuclear
weapons exist now.
But developing anti-ballistic missile systems on any large scale
threatens the opponent's retaliatory
forces and destabilizes the deterrence relationship — if a country
can defend against a second strike,
it can safely inflict a first strike.
Perceptions are crucial here, says
Barrett, because if one side thinks
the balance is shifting against them,
they feel threatened and plan coun-
"This is what generates the almost classic arms race," he says.
Both the U.S. and the USSR are
following the ABM treaty as well as
SALT I and II, says Barrett, adding
both sides are pushing them to the
quantitative limit.
"What they do is eye each other
and think what happens if the other
side starts to break out of its treaty
commitments." He says they think
to themselves "we don't want to get
caught flat-footed."
Barrett says in this light several
parts of Star Wars are dangerous.
Barrett is not optimistic that Star
Wars weapons will not be deployed
— research and development almost
always results in some form of deployment, and spin-off technologies, and Soviet countermeasures —
but he believes Canada can moderate U.S. policy and influence other
NATO countries.
Canada should firstly push for a
ban on tests of anti-satellite weapons, he says, because both sides
need national technical means of
verification of weapons on the
other side.
This is important because if a
Star Wars system was ever deployed, it would be useless without protection for its space-based weapons.
So the U.S. is researching
"hunter killer satellites" aimed at
protecting these. And anti-satellite
weaponry, used with an attack on
command and control centres,
"could be the prelude to a first
strike attack," says Barrett.
Article 5 of the ABM treaty includes a ban on components of a
countrywide ABM system, while
article 1 forbids such an overall system. But Barrett says the homing
overlay experiment uses an infrared tracking device called an "airborne optical adjunct" which happens to be a component of a high
altitude defense system.
Says Barrett: "This could become an integral aspect of a countrywide defense systemn."
And there's more. Barrett could
UBC scientists
protest Star Wars
A declaration of concern about
Canadian participation in the U.S.
Star Wars program is being circulated through the science and
engineering departments at UBC
and other Canadian universities.
"We hope to get the government
to at least consult with the scientific
and engineering community which
it (the program) is going to effect,"
said Raymond Reiter, a member of
UBC's computer science department and a coordinator of the
The declaration states: "As
Canadian scientists and engineers
we  are  concerned  about  possible
Canadian participation in research
and development for the United
State's Strategic Defence Initiative
(SDI) — the so-called Star Wars
program. The SDI is a major
escalation in the arms race, and
destabilizes an already precarious
nuclear balance.
"We therefore call upon the
government of Canada to reject the
invitation to participate in the SDI.
Should the government decide to
accept, we will not cooperate."
Sent out last week, it is still too
early to know how many working
scientists and engineers have signed
the declaration, Reiter said.
go on for hours discussing the potentially destabilizing aspects of
Star Wars.
One area of particular concern
for Canada is the potential link between Star Wars and Canada's new
North Warning System, which
Mulroney announced at a Quebec
summit recently with U.S. president
Ronald Reagan.
The Pentagon may want to put in
missiles .to defend against low-flying
Soviet cruise missiles or submarine-
launched missiles, filling up gaps in
the   layered   defense.
Barrett says Canadians need a defense but warns that we must "be
ever vigilante that we are not becoming part of an ABM system."
The Canadian government denies
there will be a link, but in 1981 a
key clause in the NORAD agreement
saying Canada will not be tied to an
ABM system, was dropped under
the Liberal government.
"I wonder why," says Barrett.
"You just don't make changes to a
treaty without some reason."
Asked why the Tories might support this destabilizing program,
Barrett responds cynically:
"Money. Jobs."
But he does not think the economic benefits will be large. Canadian companies have never received
a noticeable share of U.S. defense
"Our image will also change," he
Barrett is not impressed with the
Tories or the Liberals before them
on arms control.
"With the Tories there's a lack of
an arms control policy. There's a
very weak understanding of how
arms control is linked to Canadian
defense needs," he says.
The Americans are exerting considerable pressure on Canada concerning Star Wars, says Barrett.
Barrett stresses that I write "Reagan administration" when referring
to the U.S. He is calm but pessimistic when he says the only hope right
now is that the Democrats are elected  in the 1988 U.S. election.
It would be great if there really
was a defense against nuclear weapons, says Barrett.
"But the way it looks like, we'll
have completely changed the strategic environment and the odds are
it would be worse. It would be more
destabilized. It would be more loaded with weapons."
See page 4: MULRONEY Page 4
Wednesday, April 3, 1985
Mulroney is 'Reagan's hand-maiden
From page 3
Sue Mcllroy is busy with a school
research paper on uranium mining
when I talk to her. She doesn't buy
the argument that Star Wars will
make us all safer. New nuclear weapons will be designed to get around
the system, that's all, she says.
"When are we going to say we've
got enough weapons, let's stop?"
she asks. "It's just another step
wasting money on weapons of mass
Mcllroy says the U.S. has a military-industrial complex, where the
military gets first budget priority,
and the largest recipient of research
money is the military.
She has no respect for the Tory
government's military policy.
"Mulroney seems to have caught
the disease. He'd do anything for
Reagan. I think he pictures himself
as one of Reagan's handmaidens,"
is Mcllroy's lively description.
She attacks Mulroney's suggestion that if Star Wars provides jobs
it might be acceptable, her voice rising with anger at the thought.
"Nazi Germany employed people
to work in concentration camps, to
provide gas for the gas chambers.
How can you say it's okay if it brings jobs?"
Like Barrett, she questions the
economic benefits from Canada
participation, saying she doubts
Canada will receive special deals.
She cites the fact that the U.S. just
severely curtailed Canadian sugar
exports to the U.S.
"This is despite Mulroney suck-
holding (up to the U.S.). We're not
getting any economic advantage."
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Page 5
Canadian University Press
The men in blue suits shake
hands warmly. All smiles and good
wishes, they introduce themselves
graciously and nod at the appropriate times. Some represent
leading corporations, including
Northern Telecom, Imperial Oil
and Proctor and Gamble. Others
come from prominent Canadian
universities and are equally eager to
press the flesh.
A sprinkling of women, most
dressed conservatively in shades of
brown and beige, join the growing
cluster of men in Ottawa's plush
Westin Hotel. They form part of
the largest gathering ever of the corporate minded and the academically
inclined, at a one-day conference
March 13 sponsored by the Financial Post newspaper.
"The question is," says Donald
Savage, "is it a good thing for
universities to rely on business for
money? I think so."
Savage surveys the mass of pinstriped suits and smiles. As executive secretary of an outspoken
lobby group, the Canadian Association of University Teachers, he is
pleased to be one of 200 participants in this rare occasion. It is
the first time the conference sponsor has brought together both
business and education decisionmakers.
Prominent government officials
also weave their way through the
lobby. Secretary of state Walter
McLean, a regular key-note speaker
at conferences in Ottawa, slips in
quietly for lunch. His presence is
noted by senior bureaucrats for
education ministries as far away as
Alberta and Nova Scotia.
The federal and provincial politicians keep a close watch on the exchange between the post-secondary
and private sectors. They collectively spend billions of dollars on
education every year (though the
federal government picks up more
of the tab), and know business and
industry can affort to chip in additional funds.
The acrimony beween the two
levels of government over who
should pay, however, is precisely
what has prompted cash-starved
universities to seek more funding
sources. Administrators are beginning to realize business and industry
are interested in providing money
because of their need for university-
based research.
During the conference, at $375 a
delegate designed to turn a profit,
Savage politely tells 100 university
educators sitting under chandeliers
that they should not hesitate to entice the corporate sector.
"I think universities must involve
the community and one essential
part of the community is business.
Corporate involvement is a good
thing," he says. "Just because the
perils are there, that doesn't mean
you shouldn't set forth on the sea."
Savage's comments came after
business leaders outlined how
universities can make themselves
look more inviting to corporations.
They say universities must impress
on business and industry the value
of research, as well as graduates
who can speak and write effectively. They say universities should
make their research and curricula
better suited to corporate needs.
Judith   Maxwell,   an  economist
for the management consultant
company of Currie, Coopers and
Lybrand, says universities must set
up a "door to knock on" for industry interested in pooling its
equipment and researchers.
"Universities' resources are not
visible to the public. Universities
are not aware of corporate needs.
Universities have to organize
themselves to interact with the
private sector. It's kind of a catchy
phrase but it's important to have a
door for industry to knock on."
With slides and a pointer, Maxwell listed ways universities and the
corporate sector can create ties that
bind: setting up research institutes,
parks and university-based companies; engaging in mutually acceptable contracts; and, establishing
cooperative education, continuing
education and manpower transfer
"But is this compatible with the
goals and needs of universities? I
don't think this interaction will be
of the kind of magnitude that
would interfere wit a university's
Stronger links between universities and business are a problem,
she says, because corporations have
little use for arts faculties and
graduates. Though they express a
desire for liberal arts students who
can communicate, corporations
usually hire students in science and
business administration. She says
corporations focus on "R and D"
i/m research and development.
"Problem boils down to the fact
that arts faculties have few opportunities for cooperation with the
private sector. But I don't think you
should reject this kind of opportunity without trying to maintain
the balance through other funding.
"What we're talking about is ways
to mobilize Canada's intellectual
J.V. Raymond Cyr, Bell Canada
president and chief executive officer, says his company primarily
hires graduates from engineering,
marketing and computer science.
"If two young people of equal
equality come knocking on your
door, and one is an engineer or a
business administration graduate
and the other is an anthropologist,
just guess which one you will hire
"We all know it is getting the
first job that is the toughest."
But Cyr says personal contacts
between those wearing the business
suits, those in academic gown and
those sporting jeans are slowly being made. He sayd the Corporate
Higher Education Forum, a group
of entrepreneurs and university administrators which includes Cyr, is
bringing together the office and
ivory towers through projects,
seminars and conferences such as
"The basic premise from which
we work is that we have to intensify
the dialogue between universities
and corporations ... if we are going to make our way, compete or
excel in the information age," he
The audience breaks up for coffee and more mingling. After hours
of pleas for funding from
educators, rhetoric from politicians
and interesting insights into the
business world from the 50
representatives   present,    the
delegates exchange business cards.
Stereotypes begin to break down.
Two are captured in a speech by
Noranda president Adam Zimmerman.
"Looking on my own company,
universities are generally regarded
as places to go in the spring to hire
engineers," he says to laughter.
"Well, that's an extreme view,
but ... the other attitude is that
universities are full of social scientists who are left-leaning." The
room laughs again.
The most notable exception
among Canadian universities, Zimmerman says, is the University of
Waterloo with its highly respected
and long-standing cooperative
education program.
A darling of Canadian industry,
Waterloo has attracted companies
since it began the cooperatie program in 1957. Now some 8,000
students and 1,700 employers are
involved in the alternating work
and academic term system.
Doug Wright, the university's
feisty administration president and
a former Ontario politician, says he
welcomes all the talk about stronger
links between business, industry
and universities but must warn the
latter that the corporate sector cannot pick up the financial slack left
by government.
"Can industry be expected to fill
the gap? I think not," he says.
"The reason for all this is that with
some conspicuous exceptions,
university research doesn't provide
pay-offs on a time-scale commensurate with the needs of corporate
financial planning.
"Universities are best at curiosity
based research and . . . application
and utilization are not predetermined. What we can do,
however, is provide people with
According to the Canadian
Association of University Teachers,
results of university research should
be released two years after a project's conclusion. Not all companies
find this policy suitable and hence,
in the U.S., considered to have a
commanding lead over Canada in
industry-based research, only five
per cent of research and development comes from the corporate sector.
Still, Wright says, business and
industry could provide the impetus
for universities to keep pace with
the modern world. "In our time,
knowledge and information are
becoming the most important
sources of wealth and economic
power," he says.
The delegates leave the conference after another drink, musing
on these and other words. They
know universities and corporations
can only get closer. Page 6
Wednesday, April 3, 1985
Council betrays trust
WINNIPEG (CUP) — University
of Manitoba students don't need
enemies — they have student politicians instead.
One of their duly elected representatives, given the position of
looking after the basic interests of
the students, recently called on government and business in Manitoba
to run the university.
"We don't feel that we've had
the leadership we should have, and
it's time for the government and the
business community to come and to
start telling us what the university
should be," said student council
president Carol Manson.
Manson, who is part of a student
executive which drafted a report
calling for a four per cent tuition
fee increase, a four per cent funding
increase and a freeze in university
faculty and staff salaries, said the
university must- accept decreases in
operating grants.
"I don't think we've seen the end
of cutbacks. I don't think the government is going to continue to
fund post-secondary education at
the same level it has presently been
funded at," she said.
"It's time to start coping with less
Manson said she also thinks the
burning concerns of students in the
'80s is quality of education, not accessibility.
"They  (students)  know  that  if
they  work   hard   enough   in  high
school, they can get in," she said.
Across the city, however, at least
one student politician still attempts
to speak for the majority of students and said she finds Manson's
comments "astounding."
"Not only has she betrayed the
interests^ of the student movement,
she has also betrayed the best interests of academia and society,"
said Gaylene Van Dusen, University
of Winnipeg student council president.
"To suggest that politicians, bureaucrats and business people know
more about administrating an institute of higher education, and that
their ideas on directions that academia should move in are more
valid than academics is just incredible," Van Dusen said.
Van Dusen said she thinks students are concerned about accessibility as well as the quality of education. "If tuition goes up much
higher, many students may not be
able to attend. There are many potential students now who can't afford to attend. We have to represent those people too."
Even U of M's administration
president Arnold Naimark has said
the universities must remain autonomous from the government and
business. "Otherwise," he said,
"they become instruments of public
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Ireland's unheard
anguish goes on
Ray Collins was first arrested on a charge of rioting
at age 13.
"We were tryin' to defend the election headquarters against the assault
of the police. We'd
displayed the Irish flag,
which is against the law. So
we were just throwin'
stones and whatever else we
could get our hands on."
That was 21 years ago, on the
streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
It's still illegal to fly the Irish flag
Today, Ray is a folk musician
and civil rights activist in the Irish
Republican Socialist Party, and he
still lives in Belfast. But last week he
was in Vancouver to raise funds for
Irish political prisoners and their
families and publicize the ongoing
violation of human rights by the
British in Northern Ireland.
"John O'Reilly has been at Long-
kesh (prison) for three years
without one charge being brought
against him. They've beaten him,
put him in solitary for months, and
stopped his visits, but they don't
have a shred of evidence against
There are more than 3,000 John
O'Reillys still incarcerated today
under the special powers granted
the British Army in 1971.
"The plastic bullet's been
outlawed by the European Parliament; it's still only used in Northern
Ireland. It's designed to break a
full-grown man's legs at 200 yards.
It's usually fired into crowds at
head-level from 10 yards or less."
Over half of those killed by rubber bullets have been children. The
latest victim was Sean Downes,
eight years old. Sean was shot at
four yard's range and his chest was
instantly crushed. Those not killed
have been blinded, maimed, or suffer permanent brain damage.
"Women are the heart of our
struggle, and the movement
couldn't continue without them.
The Brits know this, so they introduced strip-searching in 1982 to
try to break the women prisoners of
"Some women have been strip-
searched 200 times. They're put in a
small,   open   cell   with   two   male
The plastic bullet is designed to break a full-grown man's legs at 200
yards. The latest victim was Sean Downes, eight years old. Sean was
shot at four yards range and his chest was instantly crushed.
"An old woman on the Falls
Road got 20 years when the Brits
smashed in and found a bullet in
her flowerpot. Sometimes they pick
up whole families if they suspect
one of them's got Republican sympathies.
"And under the Special Powers,
they don't need any evidence to
convict you, only the testimony of
one person, usually a cop."
In recent years, the civil rights
movement has focused on two
issues: the prison strip-searches and
the use of the deadly plastic bullets
by British troops.
guards and forced to strip, then
every orifice is examined. It's really
a form of rape, a physical and
psychological assault on women.
"Deirdre Whitby, just a
teenager, was stripped last February
when she was pregnant. Then she
had a miscarriage, but they kept up
the searches. They particularly like
to do it to menstruating women so
they'll have to remove their pads
and be humiliated all the more."
In response to these brutalities, a
broad  movement  has arisen in
Northern Ireland aimed at stopping
further repression. Relatives of interned prisoners picket the jails daily and have forced the British
authorities to ease off the worst actions. But the greatest enemy has
been public ignorance about the
repression in Northern Ireland.
"People are told it's just a question of religious violence. But the
Catholic ghettos were being
destroyed by police and loyalist attacks years before the I.R.A. got
active again. It's still impossible to
get a job, as a Catholic, except at
very menial tasks.
"There's a quote we have back
home: if you know nothing whatsoever about the situation in
Ireland, it's because you've been
watching British television or
reading the British press."
Collins was born and raised in a
Belfast slum, and over the years has
seen a virtual police state imposed
on his home.
"It's a totally Orwellian system.
Over one-half of the whole Northern Ireland population's on file.
Soon they'll be classifying everyone
with a number between one and
five. One means 'arrest immediately'."
Despite the violence and repression, Ray Collins is an optimistic man.
"The fact that the Brits have to
do all this shows the strength of our
movement. It's the Brits, not us,
who live in concrete fortresses and
slink about like rats in the dark. Today we're at the strongest point ever
in the struggle for Irish freedom."
"Our culture is very strong.
Music keeps our spirit up, and it's a
good way to ridicule the enemy,"
Collins said when asked.
As if to elaborate, Collins, who
plays the banjo, guitar and mandolin, described his plans to cut a
record with native Indian musicians
from B.C. and South America. He
identifies strongly with other
peoples' fight for cultural identity
and self-determination.
"Northern Ireland's the oldest
colony on earth, so naturally we appreciate other peoples' fight against
foreign domination. We have good
relations with all the national liberation movements."
What is Ray Collins' aim in life?
"To get the Brits out and unify
the country, but even that's only a
first step. Unemployment's over 25
per cent in the southern republic,
our economy's run by multinationals. And NATO wants to build
nuclear bases on the west Irish
coast. More'n anything, we need to
prevent a bureaucratic authority
replacing the old one, like in other
Collins ended the interview with a
smile and a crushing handshake.
Then he went off to a coffeehouse
to sing Irish folk songs.
*      *      *
For more information on the
struggle in Northern Ireland, contact the Irish Prisoners of War
Committee, P.O. Box 86545, North
Vancouver, V7L 4L1.
I    111 Page 8
Wednesday, April 3, 1985
Two 'naive teenagers' take reins of 'uptight student paper'
The Ubyssey will suffer a little attrition next year, sporting a two-
headed editorial monster in the
form of Debbie Lo and Stephen
Wisenthal, down from three dictators this year.
In keeping with the new conservative trends on campus, these two
naive teenagers call themselves "co-
editors", shying away from the
much   more   radical   but  actually
Star Wars
From page 3
Canadians are already overstrained
on other issues such as cruise missile
testing and uranium mining, she
says. "No one's actually working
against Star Wars and they
Canadians should write the
Canadian government immediately
opposing Star Wars because ihe
government decision will come
soon, she said.
identical "editorial collective".
Epitomizing the best in Yuppie-
dom, Lo is probably the best dressed editor The Ubyssey has seen in
years. She has been known to run
wildly through Montreal stores buying all clothes in sight, hence her
middle name - "Achetez."
Lo, a Calgary native, is still struggling to free herself of a complete
trust in humanity, particularly
authority figures, but the longer she
is away from Lougheed-Land the
weaker this strange trait will likely
Upon learning of her election, Lo
remarked "oooooh" in a high pitched voice.
Analysts predict that Wisenthal,
a Point Grey native, will carry The
Ubyssey to new heights (or was that
depths) with his decisiveness in
tough situations. Wisenthal's fortes
are stopping B.C. Ferries with no
external aids, and making Tequila
travel in a circle through his body,
from mouth to stomach to mouth.
Wisenthal is so excited about the
job he plans special issues every two
weeks — after he learns how to
write a story on deadline.
"I'm, well, I'm really quite, uh,
excited, about all of, uh this and
. . . oh am I rambling?" Wisenthal
said, reeking of self-confidence.
There will be three sub-editorial
positions this year. Charlie
Fidelman will take the entertainment desk challenge, saying she got
away with hell during her stint on
this year's collective and wants to
get  away  with  murder  with  next
year's young pups.
Disgustingly suntanned Rick
Klein will take on letters and investigative journalism, promising to
bring new mellowness to the incredibly uptight student paper.
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Vancouver school board's
Weinstein not intimidated
'The Vancouver school board will
*■ not implement the 1985-86 budget recently proposed by the education ministry in Victoria.
"The 1985-86 cuts are going to
impact so badly upon the system
that it will be to all intensive purposes gutted," says Pauline Weinstein, the defiant board's chair.
The Vancouver school board is
one of 34 school boards — out of 75
— in the province that recently submitted "needs" budgets which exceed the limits allowed by the education minister.
The rebel school boards say available funding is insufficient. They
have therefore chosen to hold the
line on cutbacks. The Vancouver
board's $173 million 1985-86 budget is the largest in the province,
and is approximately $14 million
higher than the ministry's limit.
Weinstein said she's not intimidated by the three-person advisory
team appointed by the education
ministry to examine the Vancouver
school board's "needs" budget.
"Our books are public. . . We're
not worried by what they will
find," she added.
By law, the Vancouver school
board has until May 1 to comply
with Victoria's budget restrictions.
Weinstein hopes that through negotiation with either premier Bennett
or education minister Jack Heinrich, schools' funding can be restored to the 1984 level. Even this,
she admits, is below the education
standard Vancouver once enjoyed
before 1982 when restraint became
the government policy.
"At that point in time we probably had one of the most highly
qualified education systems for a
large city school district on this continent," she said.
Weinstein said since 1982 restraint has led to a teaching staff
loss, rising class sizes, and reduced
course offerings — all of which culminated in a decreased quality of
"Our teachers just can't do with
a larger number of students what
they can do with a smaller class. So
some of the youngsters who need
the most help are not going to get
the kind of support they were getting before," she said.
The concern Pauline Weinstein
expresses over services distribution
to students is opposed by the provincial government's own concern
for educational system efficiency.
Victoria aims to reduce a bureaucracy which has allegedly grown up
in educational students over the
past 10 years.
The education ministry says while
the cost of operating local school
boards rose dramatically in the last
decade, the number of students and
Ubyssey boycotts ads of
marauding Maranathas
You may have seen an indignantly-worded poster floating around
campus. It says something to the effect of, "The Ubyssey REFUSES to
print this paid ad," and then shows
a card advertising an anti-abortion
rally sponsored by something called
Campus Pro-Life. Campus Pro-
life, the ad says, is "an AMS club
of fee-paying students."
I may be wrong, but the message
I get from this poster is that the evil
Ubyssey, that vile supporter of
child-murderers, has abdicated its
responsibilities by refusing to print
an announcement by a legitimate
AMS club. The logic reads that
since The Ubyssey is owned by the
AMS its primary responsibility, or
one of them, is the publication of
announcements by sanctioned AMS
clubs, and therefore it has to print
an ad by a club. The fact that it
doesn't means The Ubyssey is unfair, and undeserving of credibility.
This poster, and its implied
message, has caused a lot of consternation here at SUB 241k.
In the first place just because an
organization is registered as an
AMS club does not entitle it to any
special treatment by The Ubyssey.
If we did, we would be nothing
more than a bulletin sheet or a
newsletter published twice a week,
and we do not see that as our main
function. Our main function is to
present news and stories which we
feel are important to students, told
from a student's point of view. A
bulletin sheet can't do that.
Secondly, we enjoy a great deal
of autonomy from the AMS. No
one on council makes a decision on
what goes into this paper. Any
wrath we incur, we incur upon
ourselve, and content is our respon-
sibility, not some student
This policy extends into advertis
ing. We won't print ads which are
overtly racist or sexist in their
presentation. We also do not print
ads which we feel might mislead the
public — our audience, as it were.
So we are under no obligation to
print advertisements from AMS
clubs or other organizations. If we
did our autonomy would erode.
I mentioned we did not print
misleading ads because that's what
we thought this was. It's not that
we're against anti-abortionists. It's
just that we doubt the credibility of
this particular group.
The reason why we doubt it is
this: many influential members of
Campus Pro-Life are also members
of the Maranatha Club.
Pro-lifer criticizes boycott
In your March 29th edition it was
reported that the Ubyssey refused
to run an ad for Campus Pro-Life
because the individual who went to
book the space for the ad was also
involved in Maranatha.
Campus Pro-Life is not a
Maranatha group. It never has
been. Just because some members
of the Pro-Life Club are also members of Maranatha does not make it
into a Maranatha group.
I also question the reasoning for
denying the ad. Would you refuse
an ad to the fencing club because
the person applying also happened
to belong to a particular religious
Or would you refuse an ad to
Students   for   Peace   and   Mutual
Disarmament just because the
member also happened to belong to
a particular political party?
The point is that you, The
Ubyssey, are judging people's rights
to make statements because of who
they are and what they do on other
issues. There is a word for that:
I believe it was Winston Churchill
who said: "I may disagree with
what you have to say but I will defend to the death your right to say
it." Do you at The Ubyssey agree?
Or are you making up your own
rules about what freedom of speech
is? Richard Marchak
past-president Campus Pro-Life
Ever wonder how religious Ubyssey staffers can get?
Well, we did rent out the Vancouver School of
Theology Hall for our annual year-end banquet/pigout/orgy. If you're a regular Ubyssey staffer,
you're welcome to come and indulge. Admission and
food are free, but if you plan to bring a guest (an unsuspecting one), please let us know first. Come into the
office and find out when.
In other words, this poster is yet
another round in the continuing
battle between the ubiquitous
Ubyssey and the marauding
This year we decided to boycott
advertisements by the Maranathas.
We did so because we felt their
organization, while barely orthodox, is highly suspect. We call
them "cult-like" not because their
beliefs were "pseudo-Christian,"
but because their methods of
recruitment and ideas of lifestyle
may lead them down that path.
Even some evangelical churches
doubt their legitimacy, feeling they
may transform into spiritual
We felt the Maranathas' narrow
teachings would not be beneficial to
the student community; hence the
They protested, of course. They
even threatened to get the student
council to order us to publish their
advertising. We presented the same
arguments I outlined earlier, that
we had the right to refuse advertising.
Knowing what we know the
Maranathas, and about Campus
Pro-Life, we were suspicious. If it
were any other AMS-sanctioned
anti-abortion movement, we probably would have printed it. But the
fact that much control belongs to
members of Maranatha decided us
against running the ad.
We don't object against Campus
Pro-life holding a rally of any sort.
But trying to make The Ubyssey
look like a persecutor of anti-
abortionists, playing the martyr at
our expense, makes us view these
people with a wary eye. We call this
poster "misleading", "arrogant,"
and a bunch of other words I would
never say in public.
We'd ask for an apology, but my
guess is all that would bring us
would be a statement of forgiveness
— for a sin the forgiver committed.
Victor Wong is a senior staffer at
the Ubyssey popularly known as
"Darth Victor" around the office.
teachers declined. Administration
and operating costs are going up
when the number of schools is being
Weinstein feels the provincial
government's policy of restraint actually conceals a hidden
agenda for the province's education
system. Setting a ceiling on school
board budgets is one step towards
"Victoria has taken away
the authorityof the school
board. . ."
centralizing public education control in the education ministry's
"Victoria has taken away the authority of the school board to do
anything but impose restraint. They
have centralized control of curriculum and added courses without consultation," she adds.
Weinstein warns the government
is attempting to exert the same control on post-secondary institutions
in this province.
In 1982, she explains, restraint
began to affect elementary and secondary schools in this province. A
year later it spread to post-secondary institutions.
Responding to the comment by
the universities minister, Pat
McGeer, that it's cheaper to import
help than it is to produce it, Weinstein charges: "He's willing to write
off the young people of this community. I'm certainly not prepared
to do that."
Weinstein said educators have a
special responsibility to maximize
the potential in every youngster as
they will have an impact on the
On the one hand, she said, young
people are given the hope that
through their hard work they will
receive the same rewards their parents enjoyed.
And on the other hand, the government is telling them their services are not as essential today as
they once were. Help can be imported from elsewhere.
Weinstein said the Vancouver
school board is committed to defending the school system in her
community against the intrusion of
a provincial government that does
not place education among its top
"Whether we win the funding for
our schools or we don't win the
funding for our schools or we don't
win the funding for our schools, we
will continue to fight for the education system in our community.
"We have that commitment and
we will do that whether they put us
in a trusteeship or however they
deal with the board. Whether we're
trustees or not trustees, we're going
to continue to fight for quality education in this city. Page 10
Wednesday, April 3, 1985
Ottawa ignores int'l youth year
OTTAWA (CUP) — The federal
government has no immediate plans
to launch an advertising campaign
for International Year of Youth,
even though three months of the
year have nearly passed.
Youth ministry officials say the
delay in advertising stems from a
lack of funds and disorganization in
the youth portfolio, which has been
held by three different ministers
since its inception in December
Brad Mann, assistant director of
communications in the secretary of
state's office, said youth minister
Andree Champagne has only asked
for advice on how to launch the
year and has yet to approve a budget for advertising.
"There's no decision on advertising because the minister has not yet
taken it. We have had such a rapid
turnover of ministers and must present a new budget and briefing to
each one," Mann said.
"We've had so many changes.
It's only normal that the minister
would want to become acquainted
with her portfolio before making
any decisions and would want to
make those in an orderly fashion."
Champagne took charge of the
youth ministry shortly after the
Tories swept into power. She succeeded Liberal MP Jean LaPierre,
who held the post since July 1984.
The first youth minister was former
Liberal MP Celine Hervieux-Pay-
ette, appointed in early January
1984 and replaced by Lapiene in
the Turner cabinet.
In a speech to the Ottawa board
of education in December, Champagne promised to spread information about the year's themes and
objectives to the public. And in a
speech to the House of Commons in
January, she further promised to
develop a communication program
to heighten Canadian awareness of
young people's contribution to society.
So far, the youth ministry has
produced two bulletins outlining
the year's activities, posters and
buttons. It has spent less than $3
million for promotional material
out of a $22 million budget.
Gilles Leveillee, youth ministry
chief of staff, said Champagne may
allocate more money for promotion
at the month's end and that ministry officials are examining the effectiveness of advertisements in student newspapers and on the radio,
two forms of media that reach
thousands of young people.
"I'm just trying to see the best
way to spend our money. I'm for
advertising but we have to find the
best way to reach youth with the
money we have," Leveillee said.
"It's a matter of having to split
the pie when the pie isn't very big at
Leveillee said the youth minister
has not yet conducted an information blitz through the media because she changed the criteria for
grant eligibility in late November,
two months before she actually
launched the year in her House
speech. The criteria changes include
accepting applications from organizations, instead of just individuals,
and including partial salaries as part
of budgets for grants.
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When you come back to school
next year, what would you like to
see changed?
The marking system? The number
and quality of services offered to
students? The examination system?
The number of tutorial sessions offered? The sports and entertainment opportunities on campus?
The number of sections offered
per course? University regulations
in one area or another? The amount
of homework we are given? The
way in which decisions are made at
the university?
We would like to know what you
We are trying to find a way to
have a say on what is done to us
here at the university — a similar
say to that gained by university
students across North and South
America and Europe during the
60's: during these years students
were consulted on things like
academic requirements to enter a
program, curriculum changes,
marking system, and even personnel changes in the universities.
We think that providing control
to students and faculty on issues
that affect us directly is not only
fair, it is the only way to ensure that
the university works to serve the
majority within it.
As many of us are probably
already aware, the replacement of
consultation by a process which
leaves the responsibility for
decision-making to a group of administrators can have negative byproducts such as inadequate services, poor evaluation procedures,
excessive pressure on students, increased competition among
students to fill the few vacancies of
a program, et cetera.
What we have noticed overall is
that somehow administrators tend
to forget that they are dealing with
people; people not only with needs'
and feelings but with rights; like the
right to a good and accessible
university education.
Are you then ready to commit
yourself to think of these issues now
and throughout next year?
We will never have a say on what
goes on here unless we learn to
voice our opinion. This is very easy
once there is some group or com
mittee taking on the task of procur
ing these responses.
This term two groups focussed
their work on issues that have to do
with decision making procedures in
the university: Students for a
Democratic University set up a
booth at SUB twice a week to collect signatures re the failure versus
withdrawal issue, and the coalition
Students for UBC waged a quick
but very active campaign to ask
students and faculty be consulted
on what programs would be cut.
In both of these cases, signing a
petition was all we had to do to
make our voice heard. SDU with
very few resources collected 1360
Students for UBC with many
more resources collected 9000. Both
petitions were presented to senate
Mar. 20. We think that both of
these campaigns are important: (1)
we are getting the idea of having a
say across, and (2) we are actually
voicing our opinion.
To win, however, we need many
more students to come and sign the
petitions and to be ready to take
any further action necessary.
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SDU is an Alma Mater Society
club which started functioning this
year. Our club is unique in that we
are the  first  club  on campus to
Eternal life letter demands a response
The letter by Richard Wong,
science 1, demands response.
First let us not engage in the mud-
slinging ad hominem arguments
that often mark the exchanges between the skeptic and the believer.
Instead, let us rationally reflect on
the arguments or rather the lack of
them, that are evident in the letter.
In his letter, Wong offers a formula for "eternal life". Ignoring
the glaring question of whether
such immortality is possible, he
then claims that all one has to do to
live forever is to "believe in Jesus"
and immediately one is saved and
rid of the feelings of frustration and
depression in life.
He repeatedly emphasizes that
this "cure" (what is the corresponding "disease"? 1 suggest an inability to face reality is without "gimmicks" and "a bargain".
It is over this point that I wish to
take Wong to task. Unfounded, illogical belief in salvation does have
a price, and a dear one at that:
critical thinking must be sacrificed
at the altar of emotional security.
Of course if rational thought is
regarded as an impediment, as some
people do, then one happily
discards it at the first opportunity
for an intellectual wheelchair.
But if one is truly interested in
understanding and using this amazing faculty, if one values the process
of logical inquiry, or if one believes
that the dignity of people is based
on their capacity for rational reflection, then Wong's proposal is unacceptable.
The implicit, unsupported
"logic", if I may so profane the
word, of his proposal is simple:
believe and you are saved. Logically, if one were considering this deal,
the first question should be "Why
should I believe that I will be saved
if I believe? What proof, what
evidence is there?"
One quickly sees that there is no
objective evidence and no attempt
at critical inquiry; in most cases, as
in Wong's letter, Biblical references
are liberally invoked to "support"
the contentions.
In the end, and most intellectually honest believers will admit this,
the decision to believe is a leap of
faith that has no grounding in reality.
Objective proof for religious con^
tentions cannot be found because
none exists or can exist due to the
unverifiable nature of the claims.
Instead, the main, undeclared
thrust of appeals like Wong's is that
the end justifies the means; it is no
matter that there is no reason to
believe, the potential benefits of
believing outweigh the costs.
This instrumentalist religious
thinking is the mark of an uncritical
intellect, an intellect that has been
prostituted in a desperate search for
emotional security. I do not wish to
say that all religious belief is the
result of a compromised intellect; a
good example is Kierkegaard's
belief, which explicitly recognizes
its irrational, subjective nature.
What is objectionable, however,
is to deny that belief in salvation is
an objectively unjustifiable choice
to hang one's life from an irrational, thread-like hope.
Thus Wong's "cure" should
have the disclaimer "unproven but
please take our word that it
works." As with most untested
medicines, the cure is worse than
the disease.
Paul Yee
engineering 1
center its activities on students'
academic concerns.
We have held weekly or bi-weekly
forums on educational and other
issues of interest, have conducted a
radio program (CITR), circulated
and tabulated a questionnaire
through which we identified some
student concerns and we launched
the failure versus withdrawal petition campaign in January of this
We have also supported the efforts of other committees such as
the forums held by the Campus
Community Alliance, the Faculty
Association's Great Trek and the
Peru Committee's human rights'
Our future plans include continuing to collect signatures on the
failure versus withdrawal issue next
fall-winter session alongside with
identifying other concerns students
may have.
During the summer we will meet
twice a month to organize some fun
fund-raising activities and to talk
about the political situation in
Canada and abroad, economic and
government policies, education,
and the situation of university
students in particular.
We will organize two or three
public forums which will be advertised on campus and through Co-op
radio of Vancouver.
Next school year, with your help,
we hope to be able to make a strong
statement to senate on the issue of
failure versus withdrawal. It is important that we succeed in this
because we are not just working to
achieve victory on that issue as
such, we are working to provide
you with a challenge: Take control
of your own life. Take control of
your university!
Alicia Barsallo
education 4
Graham Payne
applied science 4
Abortion issue split
Recent anti-abortion rallies on
campus and Dr. Morgentaler's upcoming visit prompt certain
thoughts on the abortion debate
First, 'debate' seems too mild a
description: what we have here is a
polemic. As with most polemics,
the point is not to offer a reasoned
analysis of all pertinent issues
(ethical, legal, political), precisely
because such an analysis might conclude inconclusively—admittedly, it
could end up inconclusive about the
merits of reasoned analysis itself.
From a logical perspective, I can
see no particular problems with
such a result. Yet I doubt that the
more vocal adherents of each faction in the abortion dispute would
The 'pro-life' and 'pro-choice'
groups are clear about the ends they
are pursuing. They both have their
programs; such programs reflect a
certain decisiveness: words are narrowly defined, certain questions are
considered relevant, there are no
loose ends. In short, with each program comes a specific way of thinking.
Thus the abortion protagonists
present what they may know is a
complex issue with a great deal of
simplicity. In a society such as ours,
where mass opinion can alter laws,
there are few better ways to convince the 'masses'.
I am quite willing to accept this as
a reality of our system. However, it
seems that the abortion polemic
also serves to seriously distort the
issue itself. Take, for example, the
thesis for Dr. Morgentaler's upcoming speech: "The issue is
Presumably he will argue that
choice as he defines it is the overriding criterion for making a decision; accept it and your decision
Chileans protest for democracy
Last Friday, Mar. 29 thousands
of Chileans went to the streets in
Santiago to protest against the
Pinochet regime and to ask for a
return to democracy.
That day at 3 p.m. in Santiago
city centre three Chilean leaders
were arrested by security agents of
Pinochet's secret police.
This arrest was done in the
prescence of thousands of people
and police. Today, Mar. 31, they
were found, with their throats cut,
in front of the Catholic cathedral in
the main square in Santiago.
The names of these leaders are:
Jose Maluenda Parada, working
for the solidarity Vicarage of Santiago   (Church   organization);
Manuel Guerrero and Santiago
Maluenda, leaders of the Teachers
Federation of Chile.
Send protest letters to: Ministro
del Interior (Interior Ministry),
Ministerio del Interior, Santiago —
Chile. Corte Suprema de Justicia
(Supreme Court), Plaza Mont
Varas, Santiago — Chile. Send
voluntary letters to: Vicaria de la
solidaridad (Catholic Church),
Plaza de Armas 444, Santiago —
If you send a letter please send a
copy to us, P.O. Box 76948, Station
3, Vancouver, B.C. V5R 5T3.
Carlos Maltese
secretary of Chilean community
will be favourable to the Morgentaler camp. (We could imagine a
similar scenario with Saskatchewan
activist Joe Borowski arguing that
'life' is the dominant criteria, for if
we accept life as he defines it, et
There are a number of objections
I have to this state of affairs. Each
side, within the narrow parameters
of the discourse they have created,
has an undeniable degree of internal
rationality to their arguments.
But if one attempts to present
alternate definitions of terms, to offer as relevant a different set of
questions, one is liable to attack as
irrational, as irrelevant, as subversive of the cause, as tacitly com-
plicit with the other side — and
discussion can rarely advance along
what I feel are important lines.
In politically and theologically
conservative Christian circles, to
argue for the necessity of abortion,
even under restricted circumstances, is often to risk being
accused of not only liberal political
leanings, but (much worse) liberal
theology — a soul threatening state
of affairs.
Amongst those left enough to
unabashedly call themselves
socialists, support for Dr. Morgentaler is as unconscious as breathing.
To suggest that abortion should be
at all restricted is to risk being looked upon as a bourgeois regressive,
or even worse anti-woman, a
misogynist — in either case, an
enemy of social progress.
Yet I happen to know of conservative Christian M.D.'s who
regularly recommend abortions,
and lefter-than-NDP socialists who
are opposed to them.
Within the self-made caricatures
of the pro-life/pro-choice polemic,
such individuals can often be accused of living in another world. Indeed they are. Yet if we were to
query them on their positions, I'm
sure we would find a far greater appreciation of the complexity of the
real issue than within the more extreme camps.
It is precisely this sensitivity to
complexity which is reflected in our
current laws. Each facet is not
treated as a world unto itself; the
law expresses an attempt at integration. The problem with this position
is that in the public arena it is quickly condemned as so much irrelevant
No doubt most of what I've
argued in this piece will be accused
of being precisely that by the pro-
and anti-abortion activists.
Jeffrey Swartz
grad studies, history Page 12
Students stuck out t
Students greeted UBC this year
with thumbs up, hitchhiking during
the bus strike in September.
They had high hopes. But the
provincial government's attitude towards post-secondary education in
B.C. crushed them. The government's attitude towards education
funding and the university's response were highlighted in a series
of events — resignations of top academics, government pronouncements and protests.
Just having enough money to attend UBC this year was a bigger
barrier. Students had to dig deep into their pockets to pay tuition that
was 33 per .cent higher than the previous year. The administration
warned they would de-register students failing to pay up.
But UBC's administration wondered why many first year students
accepted at UBC didn't show up to
register in 1984.
UBC, in conjunction with the
two other B.C. universities, conducted a survey to find the answer,
and discovered 30 per cent of the
Commerce dean Peter Lusztig
said he lost many faculty like Gib-
bins last year because UBC's academic environment is in a state of
seige and he predicted professors
leaving would become a phenomenon.
Sept. 8 UBC's former president
George Pedersen told a Day of
Concern for education crowd at
Robson media centre: "Education's
effectiveness and programs of research are being impaired. Reducing commitment to education is a
false economy."
That summer student housing
formulated new residence alcohol
policies which restricted student
drinking rights. Gage residents circulated a petition in September to
reinstate their mid-week beet night,
a formerly regular occurrence, and
collected signatures from 30 per
cent of Gage residents.
Katherine Fitzgerald, a former
Gage towers beer night manager,
said the rules would encourage off-
campus drinking and therefore
drinking  and   driving.   "In   Gage
TOWERING TOTEM POLE created by native carver Joe David erected
outside UBC Museum of Anthropology, courses monstrous MacMillan
Bloedel in battle over Meares Island.
no-shows could not afford the
costs. First-year enrolment was
down 17 per cent at UBC and down
18 per cent at the University of Victoria.
UVic president Howard Petch
said first year enrolment would
have been lower there without the
creation of its contentious new engineering program in September.
Many students also had large
•class sizes. Some economics sections had 450 students registered
and only five teaching assistants,
one to every 50 students. Professors
feared seminars would become extinct.
Students applying to some essential courses, including chemistry
103, were denied access. Chemistry
103, for example, is a prerequisite
for dental hygience, rehabilitational
medicine and even medicine itself.
UBC commerce professor Michael Gibbins told The Ubyssey in
July that B.C. has a disturbing anti-education spirit. Gibbins,
who has since left for the University
of Alberta, describes why he left
like this: "The political situation is
part of it. The financial situation is
part of it. . . Maybe it was just
everyone is over 19. We are adults
and should be entitled to make our
own decisions," she said.
The residents bieught their petition to housing in November and
regained their beer nights tfter a
trial beer night.
Library cuts also hurt students.
Library hours for all the libraries
were cut with the exception of
Sedgewick library, reducing study
And The Bookstore ran out of
many core course texts, as The
Bookstore did not anticipate an
over-enrolment in some courses.
The Bookstore traditionally under-
ordered required texts for many
courses despite professors' estimates given on the expected number
of books needed.
Undaunted by setbacks determined students tried to check out the
AMS used bookstore but had trouble finding it.
Simon Fraser's president William
Saywell announced the SFU budget
for the 1985-86 school year in September, 1984. It included cuts to
arts and increased applied science
The provincial education minister
slashed the provincial work study
watched UBC
program budget from $940,500 in
1983-84 to $194,800 in 1984-85, a 79
per cent cut. The work study program provides study-related campus jobs for students requiring
more money than they can receive
in a student loan.
UBC's administration approached the provincial government for
$4.5 million to compensate faculty
who voluntarily retired last year.
UBC just found out the government will pay $2,345,000 towards
In late October George Pedersen
told The Ubyssey he turned down
an offer to become the University
of Toronto's president because he
thought it would be ethically inappropriate for him to leave UBC
when it was suffering a budget
At approximately the same time
Pedersen sent a memo to faculty
deans and department heads asking
them how they would deal with no
budget increase, a five per cent decrease or a 10 per cent decrease, assuming there were no across the
board cuts.
Then vice president academic
Robert Smith and vice president finance and administration Bruce
Gellatly examined several scenarios
to develop models to deal with an
expected shortfall in the provincial
operating grant in 1985-86.
UBC was a smelly place to be in
October. The physical plant workers' budget was cut by $645,000,
which meant fewer -garbage pickups.
About the same time Students for
Peace and Mutual Disarmament
circulated a petition asking student
health services to stock cyanide
pills. The petition, although it succeeded in shocking people, did not
receive enough signaures to hold a
referendum and SPMD withdrew
the referendum request.
The AMS had a chance to yell,
"Come on down Tammy Mennie,
you're the winner of $1,450 in Loto
UBC." The AMS organized lottery
in October sold 2,000 of its 10,000
tickets and made a small profit
which was placed in the AMS bursary fund. The lack of AMS advertising was cited as the main reason
for the low ticket sales said Glenna
Chestnutt, then director of administration.
The Canadian Federation of Students membership issue grabbed
UBC students in November. The
mild lobbying and campaigning efforts of the CFS at first appeared to
be capable of convincing UBC students of the benefits in being CFS
CFS did put its professionally
made posters up and distributed
buttons, but the campaign literature
was not distributed because of a
lack of coordination between the
Yes campaign organizers.
CFS offered students the advantages of having a lobbying student
power nationally if they joined, and
the advantages of being a united
force to represent student concerns
nationally and internationally. Of
the 25 per cent of UBC students
who voted, 85 per cent voted no.
Students were swayed by the
simple posters depicting the CFS as
a dead weight which would only
weigh down UBC with its huge
financial deficit, and cleverly convinced students that if they were
logical (read: didn't want to pay the
$7.50 in addition to their school
fees) they would vole no, because
there was no good reason to vote
In November the Socred universities ministry terminated funding
to three deaf university students.
These deaf students actively pursued
media attention — BCTV, CBC —
to try and regain the $20,000 they
needed to hire deaf translators.
They were very effective and the labor ministry provided the funding
for  these deaf students to  finish
their school year.
UBC law and medical students^
also mobilized against educaTibir
cutbacks in November. Three hundred students marched from the law
building to Main library in the first
major protest of the year, protesting the reduction in library
hours. They presented Pedersen
with a petition with 450 signatures.
There is
who lea
to the v
he sent
and san \pril 3, 1985
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humbs. marched and
hed on Great Trek against cutback-happy Socred regime.
The cold January rain swept onto
UBC turning the entire campus into
a soggy sponge. Pedersen kept students in the cold, refusing to say
what the administration's tuition
fee proposal to the board would be
this year.
UBC administrators said they expected a zero per cent funding cut
at best in the upcoming provincial
The UBC senate voted to reject a
proposal by senate member Grant
Burnyeat. If the proposal was accepted senate would have promised
students they would be able to
finish programs they had begun if it
was at all possible.
The only warm note in the entire
month was UBC student support
for the World University Service of
Canada request for 50 cents per stu-
'. a premier in Victoria
rned his P.R. in Pretoria
oter's dismay
fairness away
g all his praises in gloria
dent per year, which would net
$14,000 — enough to sponsor two
refugees to come to UBC. The referendum barely passed.
The annual engineering undergraduate society sponsored Lady
Godiva ride once again insulted
many UBC students in February.
This year the shock was not strangely over the Lady Godiva role, but
over the crowd's intolerance to students who were passively protesting
against the engineering tradition.
The crowd threw snowballs, eggs
and oranges at the small group of
50 women and men carrying signs
reading, "This event is degrading to
women," persecuting the protesters
for not allowing the engineers to
carry on their "fun" tradition.
A paid AMS employer was also
participating in the eveni which stirred up much controversy within ihe
AMS executive, some of whom
questioned his involvement in the
UBC president George Pedersen
resigned March 8, to dramatize the
complete lack of planning in provincial government post-secondary
educational funding in B.C.
Pedersen resigned only one week
before the provincial government
budget was announced, and three
weeks before the following UBC
fiscal year started.
Pedersen left to become president
YOUNG AGGIES PUT best face forward in annual Aggie
week. Supporter cheers new Aggie image.
tion tees.
Higher tuition fees forced students to stay home instead of attending university. Thirty per cent
of last year's no-shows did not return to UBC this year because they
One good consequence of the
cutbacks was that it forced the UBC
community to unite and organize to
protect our university. Students and
faculty expressed their concern for
the state of post-secondary educa-
RESPONDING QUICKLY TO threatened closures of entire programs, students for UBC formed and gathered
thousands of signatures.
of the University of Western Ontario, after serving only 20 months
of his five year term.
Pedersen was frustrated at having
to continually react to the provincial government cutbacks which
made it impossible for him to do
any long term planning for UBC.
UBC president George
Pedersen's decision to leave UBC
was a dramatic statement to show
the public just how badly the state
of education in B.C. is at present.
If there is one word to describe
the last 12 months at UBC, it is cutbacks. The university administration was forced to cut $18 million
from its budget last year which resulted in a number of serious developments. The university saw an unprecedented number of faculty
leave the campus for new positions
in other universities.
Many student leaders have noted
that only UBC's best professors
have left.
Tuition fees were increased 10 per
cent this year, when added to last
year's increase of 33 per cent, students will now face tuition fees 46
per cent higher than the 1983-84 tui-
could not afford the costs.
Higher tuition fees did not mean
smaller class sizes for students, even
though enrolment decreased 17 per
cent at UBC last year. Classes were
overcrowded in general compared
lo the size of classes last year.
tion at UBC when they marched in
the Great Trek in February.
All in all the cutbacks forced
some students to react. Possibly
more will follow.
Maybe next year.
BYE BYE GEORGE. UBC president Pedersen resigned in face of Socred
incompetence. Page 14
Wednesday, April 3, 1985
Faculty deadlocked with admin
The faculty association and
UBC's administration have broken
off talks on a process for laying off
faculty in the event of a "financial
exigency," the faculty association
president said Tuesday.
Elmer Ogryzlo said: "It looks as
if the two parties are
The administration and faculty
association have been in a year long
negotiation, attempting to find an
equitable method of firing faculty
in case the university decided it had
to. The faculty association's members defeated by vote a proposal
faculty and administration negotiators arrived at last March.
Ogrzylo  said   negotiations  only
The Summer Ubyssey's fate
hangs in the balance.
Beleaguered Ubyssey staffers
headed by editors Debbie Lo and
Stephen Wisenthal have armed with
newly completed budget proposals.
They await the financial federal
and provincial governments and the
Alma Mater Society's help.
Specifically, The Summer
Ubyssey is requesting a $4,440 grant
from the AMS and a $7,265 grant
from Challenge '85 a federal-
provincial work program.
The Summer Ubyssey will run
during summer session at UBC and
will have five paid positions of $250
a week for the eight weeks of summer session from the end of June to
Duncan Stewart, AMS external
affairs coordinator, said the proposed increase in advertising fees
and the availability of the Challenge
'85 grant are the major stumbling
blocks to the plan.
"I do not see the eight per cent
increase in ad cost going over
without a large decrease in ad content," he said. He added, if the
government grant comes through
the AMS will probably give the requested $4,440.
Editor Lo said The Summer
Ubyssey provides a vital service.
"(The Ubyssey) provides a communication between the students
and the administration from a student's  point  of view,"  she said.
Lo added UBC Reports gives only the administration's point of
Council voted at its meeting today on five AMS executive summer)
job proposals. Last summer four-
executive members earned $1,750 a
U of T students poisoned
TORONTO (CUP) — The luscious pastries and scrumptious crab
crepes served at a University College dinner party March 3 contained
a little something extra. Twenty students who ingested the Versa Food
delicacies spent three to four days
suffering from severe nausea,
vomiting and faintness.
One student, Nadine Gorsky,
suffered from such a severe case of
food poisoning she collapsed in
residence and was sent to hospital.
Despite overwhelming evidence
to the contrary, Versa Foods
spokesperson Peter Malchow insisted students all had "stomach flu."
When confronted March 5 by
sick and angry students saying they
had food poisoning, Malchow said:
"I think it's the flu. . . Don't make
an accusation like that. You'd have
gotten it right away if it was food
According to the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, salmonella
bacteria poisoning symptoms show
up 24 to 48 hours after tainted food
is ingested.
A senior employee of Versa
Foods, who asked that her name
not be used, says the frozen crab
meat was to blame because it was
improperly prepared. "It was left
out too long," she said.
broke off in the last week and a
half, adding the administration has
sent a letter to the faculty saying the
administration will not budge from
its last position.
"The administration made demands we feared would destroy
academic freedom at this university
and which would give UBC a black
mark among universities in North
America," Ogryzlo said.
He added he hopes the university
does not claim financial exigency
and   lay   faculty   off  without   an
agreement because the Canadian
Association of University Teachers
has said it will sue any university
that fires faculty without a legal
And major faculty cuts would
cause a "very destructive" turmoil
at the university, Ogryzlo said.
British Columbia Institute of
Technology faculty negotiators recently reached a tentative agreement with administration negotiators. If the 600-member staff accepts the agreement, they will agree
to a 27-month wage freeze in return
for 71 layoff notices being rescinded.
The staff society will vote on the
proposal April 10, 11 and 12 and
the institute's board of governors
will vote on the proposal soon.
If the contract is ratified no society member can be laid off before
May 31, 1986. The contract will be
retroactive to Jan. 1, 1984.
BCIT will save about $1 million
in severance pay costs by rescinding
the 71 layoff notices.
Landlord promises changes
to present renting policies
OTTAWA (CUP) — After meeting with Carleton
University student representatives, Ottawa's largest
landlord has vowed to review its rental policy which
discriminates against students.
Student council president John Casola said the Min-
to corporation's promise is a "major victory" for
students desperately seeking housing in a city with a
vacancy rate of 0.4 per cent, one of the lowest in the
Minto previously maintained a renting policy which
requires tenants to earn a salary three times their yearly
rent and virtually disqualified students.
Under the threat of legal action and a high-profile
media campaign, Minto president Irving Greenberg
announced he would change the policy to allow
students to rent the corporation's housing. Minto will
now accept students with enough money in the bank to
ensure they are not a risk and will allow them to use
their parents or relatives as guarantor in signing leases.
Greenberg, however, has failed to indicate how
much money students must have in the bank to rent accommodation.
And James Villeneuve, a student board of governors
member, is not very optimistic about Greenberg's promise.
Villeneuve said Greenberg is worried about Minto's
developments turning into ghettoes full of ethnic
groups, and is wary of students because "they play
— rory a, photo
AIRBORNE WOMAN COMES in for landing after jumping from several
metres away. Photog had lens cap on for shots of woman 20 feet in air.
Summer paper possible
sports   on   people's   front   lawns   and   always   loud
The controversy surrounding Minto'-s longstanding anti-student policy was revived when
Greenberg was recently appointed to Carleton's board
of governors. Student councils, incensed by the appointment, decided to put pressure on Greenberg to
change his policy or have him stripped of his post.
At the time, council vice-president Tony Macerollo
called Greenberg's appointment "simply asinine".
He said the Minto president could not in good conscience sit on the board while his company refused to
rent lo students.
"If he doesn't want anything to do with us
(students), then he shouldn't have anything to do with
the school ... He has no right to be involved in the
decision-making process of this university."
Macarollo said the fact that Minto is the single
largest corporate donor to Carleton was "no doubt" a
factor in Greenberg's appointment to the board.
Greenberg said he deserved to be on the board of
governors because universities are a product of the
community and he is an active community member.
Casola said that no matter what rental requirements
Minto comes up with, he can now live with
Greenberg's board of governors seat.
"At least he talked to us; that shows he is open for
negotiation. I've gotten over being upset," Casol said.
MAN, NAKED UNDER CLOTHES, enjoys sun while lying on grass. Wednesday, April 3, 1985
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AMS may sue board of governors
The Alma Mater Society may
pursue legal action against UBC's
board of governors because a
referendum asking students to pass
athletic fee powers to the board failed last week.
More than 64 per cent of the
2,800 people who voted favored
establishing an athletics council wih
50 per cent student representation,
as well as giving the board the right
to levy student athletic fees in the
But only 1,812 students voted
yes, well below the 2,800 required
for quorum, while 969 people opposed the AMS-supported proposal
and 19 ballots were spoiled or
The referendum Mar. 27, 28 and
29 followed the board's unprecedented Mar. 7 fee imposition
where they levied an additional $32
athletic fee on all daytime students.
The only option now available
for the AMS is legal action, said
AMS external affairs coordinator
Duncan Stewart Monday. He said
the board's fee increase violates a
1968 agreement between the AMS
and the board which bans athletic
fee hikes except with approval by
student referenda.
Athletic fees were $13.50 this
year. The board cut its own contribution to athletics 10 per cent.
The vote failed because there was
not enough time to advertise the
referendum, Stewart said. Students
Nashville questions tactics
The Nashville-based Southwestern Company does not agree with
some of the tactics used by company recruiters at UBC last week,
the company's public administrator
said Tuesday.
Jim Simpson said in a telephone
interview from Nashville the company, which hires students to sell
encyclopedias, cookbooks and
bibles, does not condone recruiting
students in libraries. While each
manager recruits slightly differently, the usual method is to set up special interviewing rooms, he said.
"It's not our practice to go roaming through the buildings accosting
people," he said, adding "it has
been done for sure."
Company recruiters erroneously
told some UBC students they could
receive 1.5 commerce credits for
completing the program.
"That was a complete error.
Anybody who's done any recruiting
up there should know better,"
Simpson said. Trevecca Nazarene
College in Nashville does offer an
internship program which many,
but not all, U.S. schools accept.
Simpson said the company encourages all students to check
credits with their registrar's office.
Simpson said he heard a Mar. 29
Ubyssey article was "fairly onesided," adding he intends to reply
when he sees a copy. Simpson will
meet Thursday with Steve Davis,
one of the student managers who
recruited at UBC.
Students must find their own way
to a week-long training school in
Nashville before being given a U.S.
selling area, and must bring $250.
UBC student John Andrews, education 2, earlier expressed concern
that students were not warned
about possible pitfalls they could
face in the U.S.
Asked about this, Simpson said
students are told up front they are
independent contractors, not employees, and so are not company responsibilities. He said "by far the
majority" of students apply themselves so they do not face this problem, adding sometimes the company will help a student get home.
Simpson said the company,
which is 117 years old and made a
$32 million profit last year, is reputable and has nothing to hide.
Southwestern held interviews
with small groups of students three
times a day last week in Buchanan.
UBC students involved with
Southwestern are planning to start a
UBC club. AMS administration director Simon Seshadri said a constitution has been submitted and will
be examined April 29. He said the
potential club must have 10 student
members, a statement of principles
beneficial to students and not providing an existing club service.
Alison Porter, arts 4, said the
club will be a direct marketing one
that will teach sales techniques.
Porter and Nelson defended the
fact students were approached in libraries, saying many thanked them
even if they were not interested.
Porter said she only told students in
one interview they could get UBC
credits for the work. She said she
talked to the registrar's office last
year and was told commerce stu
dents probably could receive credit.
Porter said the company recommends students work 75 hours a
week, adding the average earning is
$6,000 and expenses are about
$1,500 for the summer. In a 1976
Wall Street Journal article on
Southwestern, the company president is quoted as saying that with
only students selling the product
"we can produce more this way because the students work long, hard
Donna Chow, arts 3, said she will
be working with Southwestern this
summer because she thinks she can
make money. She said she did not
make enough money last summer to
pay her UBC expenses, adding she
is willing to work 12 hours a day six
days a week.
Neil Risebrough, associate vice
president student services, said the
company cannot recruit on campus
next year unless the AMS agrees it
would be beneficial to students.
were confused about whether the
referendums asked them to voice
their opinion on the fee, or on the
formation of an athletics council,
"It was a difficult question we
were asking but I don't think it
could have been put much clearer,"
he said.
AMS president Glenna Chestnutt
said student council votes today on
whether to ask the law firm of
Fraser Gifford to investigate legal
action against the board. If there
are sufficient grounds for legal action a temporary injunction preventing the board from collecting the
fees could be filed in early May, she
"We'll wait until our lawyers can
give us a more in-depth opinion
before we decide on what to do,"
said Chestnutt.
A temporary injunction would
cost the AMS $20,000 to file, said
Chestnutt, adding if the case comes
to court it could cost the AMS up to
$1,000 per day.
"There is always the possibility
of an out-of-court settlement," she
Chestnutt blamed the vote failure
on its poor timing. "It's the time of
year for final exams."
Student board of governors'
member Nancy Bradshaw said if the
AMS did not take any action at all
athletic fees may double within the
next three years and the university
commitment to athletics would
decrease unless the administration
decided to earmark funds for
Neil Risebrough, associate vice
president student services, said he is
not surprised the referendum failed
and is not worried about AMS legal
action. Risebrough organized the
$32 fee hike proposal.
He said he urged the board to impose the fee because the student
referendum process cannot work
over a period of time. The administration's legal opinion says the
university did have the right to impose the fee, he said.
"The university is quite ready to
make sure they're not put in a corner by any legal issues. I'm not
overly concerned (about possible
AMS actions)," he said.
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from advertiser in Ubyssey. Man who brought lunch from home is far less
happy; but wait 'till later when man will have beer money while woman has
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to make do with water. People all over campus have been enjoying bought
food lately. "It's the special new chemical seasoning," said spokesperson.
Nuclear role increases need for peace walk
Participation in Vancouver's
Walk for Peace is now more important than ever with the prospect of
Canadian participation in Star
Wars and other U.S. military programs, say peace movement leaders.
And getting involved and walking
in the march does make a differ
ence, says an End the Arms Race
"A lot of people feel that people
aren't listening to the peace movement and to the peace walk, but
they are listening," said Colleen
Bostwick. "We have to keep reminding them."
Bostwick said the peace walk,
taking place Saturday, April 27 this
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The RCMP have no new information about the death of Kanwaljit
Kaur Gill, 26. Her body was found four months ago.
The partially decomposed body was found Dec. 6 in bush about
seven metres from a parking area near the Simon Fraser monument
on Southwest Marine Drive.
An autopsy conducted Dec. 7 determined that the body was
RCMP Cpl. Brian Muir said no new information would be released. He would not say who found the body, how it was found,
whether Gill was a student or what her activities had been at the time
of death.
year, is a physical reminder to politicians that "people don't like the
direction Canada is taking with
nuclear weapons."
Gary Marchant, the founder of
UBC Students for Peace and Mutual Disarmament, said New Zealand's new nuclear free policy only
came about as a result of 20 years'
hard work by the peace movement.
"It isn't going to happen overnight," he said. "We have to keep
on exerting pressure and growing as
a movement."
Bostwick said the U.S. government's reaction to New Zealand's
recent decision to deny port facilities to a U.S. ship carrying nuclear
weapons, and their warning to other
allied governments not to succumb
to domestic pressures, shows the
impact peace movements can have.
The Walk for Peace will start at
Kitsilano Beach at 11:30 a.m.
Speakers will include New Zealand
MP James Anderton, Physicians
for Social Responsibility president
Dorothy Goresky, and George Ignatieff, former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament.
For the 24 hours preceding the
march a women-only camp-out will
be held at which workshops and
open discussions will be conducted.
The camp-out will be "a place
where a lot of women can come together to understand our common
problems," said organizer Patricia
Donahue said that although women's views on the peace movement
may differ, it is important women
have a visible presence.
Bostwick said people willing to
volunteer distributing leaflets and
posters should come to the Fairview
Baptist Church at 10 a.m. April 13
and 20, and to the Granville Island
outdoor seating area at 10 a.m.
April 14 and 21. Page 16
Wednesday, April 3, 1985
Think of the '60s
What comes to mind?
Long hair, marijuana, LSD, Jerry Rubin, Tiny Tim, VWs, trips to
Europe, flower children, the anti-war movement, Liberal arts.
Think of the '80s.
What comes to mind?
Short hair, cocaine, Ronald Reagan, Huey Lewis, BMWs, trips
to club med, the yuppie crowd, selective service, professional programs.
Subtle trend, eh?
There is one thing to be said of today's students — they are
simply more conservative. Gone are the days when students could
afford to persue intellectual happiness. The days of the pocketbook
are here.
In the '60s, Jerry Rubin was king of campus. In 1980 Tory Bill
Clarke topped the UBC federal election poll.
But can you really blame students for their new attitude?
In the '60s, the average unemployment rate among students was
less than five per cent. Even liberal arts students were assured jobs
every summer, and had a good chance for employment on
graduating, although maybe not in their chosen field.
In the '80s, the unemployment rate for college aged Canadians is
more than 20 per cent. A Liberal arts student has little summer job
opportunity, and a bleak future. Engineering graduates, once in
overwhelming demand, now face unheard of unemployment.
At The Ubyssey this has affected the number of students who
contribute to the paper. In days gone by, the paper became the
most important activity for some students at UBC. In past years it
was not uncommon for staff members to skip class after class to
devote more time to the paper. This enthusiasm made The
Ubyssey the best student paper in Canada.
Today the paper suffers from a cronic lack of staff, and it is now
unheard of for writers to chase stories during class hours. We too
have become more conservative believe it or not, caught in the
modern trend that has elected the likes of Brian Mulroney and
Ronald Reagan.
It took only a decade to magically transform flower children into
preppies. Even Jerry Rubin succumbed to the overwhelming power
of the almighty dollar.
Where will we be in 1995?
God is not funny at all
This first occasion to publish my
views is induced by the letter of
March 29, captioned "Unclassified
God Speaks". The author of that
jestful tragedy decided to remain
Maybe the letter was a joke written without much thought or
seriousness; maybe it was written in
earnestness and genuine hatred.
Whatever its origin, that letter is
a reflection of the destructive spirit
that, in good conscience, I cannot
allow unopposed. To the person
who wrote the letter, my friend,
(allow me to call you friend), here's
an open letter that I hope will undo
the harm of your letter:
Dear friend,
Pardon my ignorance, but I say
that Christianity is the best
medicine for your hopeless, cynical
spirit. Christ came not to condemn,
but to heal. On the other hand,
your letter was full of condemnations and false accusations.
Christ came not to give instant
materialistic gratifications, but to
heal spiritual wounds. Whereas
your letter was full of empty
cynicsm and destructive hatred.
Accepting Christ into one's heart
and life brings hope, life, and charity towards others. Accepting your
philosophy leaves one empty,
angry, cynical, and hopeless.
My friend, blasphemy against
God and Christ can be forgiven, but
leave the people doing good deeds
alone. There aren't enough of
Your cynicism doesn't help those
starving African children; they do.
Many lives are changed for the better because of Christ, the man who
lived, died, and lives again almost
two thousand years ago.
In my case, it has been a long and
arduous journey with still a way to
go. Is it worth it? Yes, every step.
Life as a Christian, contrary to
popular belief, is not dull and boring.
I won't go into details here, but
allow me to leave you with this:
God can forgive you for the
blasphemous letter you wrote, but
the Devil can't. Think about it.
Who is the bad guy? Who is kidding
Andrew Chow
applied science 4
April 3, 1985
The Ubyssey is published Tuesday and Fridays throughout the
academic year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of British
Columbia. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and are not
necessarily those of the university administration or the AMS.
Member Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey's editorial office is
SUB 241k. Editorial department, 228-2301/2305. Advertising,
"Now sit right back and enjoy this tale, this tale of The Ubyssey, it started on a press day, in SUB,
two four one K, SUB, two four one K {lightening, key change},
"The deadlines were approaching fast, the vile rag was doomed, if not for the courage of the fearless
staff. The Ubyssey would be lost.  The Ubyssey would be lost (boom, crash, spray, spit).
"One day they left for a staff retreat, to an unchartered desert isle, where the gang could have a
swell old time, all day and all night, ail day and all night.
"There was Stephen Wisenthal, and Gordon Clark, Robert Beynon, and Patti Flather too, DE-BBIE
LO, Rick Klein and Fidelman, all on Wisentha/'s Island. "
"Wait for me, wait for me," cried Wisenthal as the S.S. Flounder was about to depart from
Horseshit Bay. His hands were covered with sweat and other secretions, his glasses nearly fell into the
Bay because his head was quivering uncontrollably, and his feet, mon dieu his feet, they ran like they
never had stepped on a soccer field in their 19 years of supporting the rest of that gaunt but loveable
The rest of the muttly crew, just stood there in astonishment. "Feed him some sfirooms, that will
calm him," said Klein in a benign tone of voice. But alas, Wisenthat's tortured yelps were not wasted
amounts of utter angst and emotional fevour. The Minnow waited until the crew slimed on.
See page 18: SLIME
Public myths mar Meares issue
The March 29 article by Richard
Powys entitled "Meares Part of
Canada's Heritage" illustrates a
major problem in Canadian
forestry: the misinformed public.
Powys' article is simply filled
with myths and mistruths.
He makes reference to how
forestry is stripping the forest land
in B.C. as if it were a crime. In fact,
only about 162,000 hectares of land
are harvested each year, a small
fraction of the total land base of
B.C. Considering forestry is B.C.'s
number 1 industry, is this too much
of a price to pay?
Powys also takes a stab at the
province's regeneration efforts. I
admit that there is a lot of room for
improvement but the situation is
better than in the past. About
100,000 ha. are planted each year in
B.C. and this number is likely to increase as a result of the proposed
five year federal-provincial agreement to carry out back-log
Planting is not a "cosmetic attempt to cover the devastation" but
is an investment into the future.
Powys mentioned the aesthetic
benefits of selective logging and
stated that this practice is being
"shunned in the race for maximum
profits". It is true that clear cutting
is more economical than selective
logging but it is also the better
method of regenerating forests on
the coast. Using clearcuts allows us
to plant Douglas fir and other shade
tolerant trees and to maintain
even aged stands.
Powys speaks of Meares Island as
if it is unique and one of the few remaining stands of old growth on the
coast. It is indeed unique in the
sense that there are no two forests
that are completely the same;
however, it is hardly the only old
growth, for there are some two
million ha. of mature timber in the
Vancouver Forest Region alone.
Other similar tracts of forest land
are being preserved for our grandchildren within parks such as the
Well, its been nice to know you.
At least some of you. Actually,
well, let's not go into it. But one
thing is certain: The Ubyssey as you
have known it will soon cease to exist. All the omniscient aliens you
loved to hate will have spontaneously combusted by the time
you read this.
Pacific Rim national park and other
areas will be preserved for the
simple reason that they are
uneconomic to harvest.
I am sure that MacMillan-Bloedel
would have been more sympathetic
to the Meares Island land claim except for one reason. If the protestors won the claim, there would
surely be a raft of injunctions
against other forest companies as a
result of the ruling.
They would not accept the victory but would seek the removal of
other land from forestry. Why
don't they buy the land that they
want protected? Shouldn't the
groups that benefit also have to pay
the costs?
People must accept forestry as
part of our culture and must work
together with the industry rather
than in opposition. That way,
everyone will benefit.
Like Powys, I strongly recommend that you get involved by
writing letters, attending meetings,
talking to politicians, et cetera. . . .
but, make sure you understand the
facts. Articles like Powys', which
rely on emotion rather than facts,
give forestry a bad name.
Wesley Mussio
forestry 3 Wednesday, April 3, 1985
Page 17
April 27 Walk for Peace outlines our challenge
As this year's Walk for Peace approaches on April 27th, it might be
useful to consider the value and importance of what has become North
America's largest annual peace
But first, it is important to
underline the two distinct roles the
peace movement, by necessity, must
play. The first role is that of a
political lobby force. The peace
movement attempts to change
government policy on immediate
proposals and issues such as cruise,
freeze and Star Wars by lobbying
politicians and exerting political
The second role of the peace
movement is that of a mass movement working to bring about long-
term changes in society.  A mass
movement educates, raises the consciousness, and activates larger and
larger numbers of people until fundamental changes are brought
about in the perceptions and
perspectives of the general public.
At this point, a new paradigm
will emerge which accepts the
military uselessness of nuclear
weapons and realizes the need to
settle international disputes without
resort to weapons and violence.
The peace movement must be
both a political lobby force and a
mass movement — since one
without the other would be ineffectual. To focus only on specific
changes in government policy may
bring about some "bandaid" solutions; but would ignore the underlying causes of the arms race.
Thus, the arms race would continue indefinitely, although perhaps
at a slower pace. And yet, if the
peace movement puts all its efforts
into longer-term changes in society,
there might not be time to bring
about such change.
Because of the precarious situation the world is in, the peace movement must simultaneously address
YES G Let's have a nuclear war.
I'm sick ol waiting.
NOD I'd rather wait a little longer.
You onry Aiave one vota.
the symptoms as well as the causes
of the militaristic mindset.
The Walk for Peace plays a key
role in exerting political pressure for
immediate changes as well as bringing about longer-term societal
The tremendous growth of the
mass movement of people concerned and active about the arms race,
in Vancouver, has in part been a
result of the Walk for Peace.
Each year thousands of new people take the first step in doing
something about the arms race by
participating in the Walk for the
first time. The Walk for Peace also
provides an opportunity for many
organizations and sectors of the
community to get involved in the
peace issue for the first time.
Many of these people and
organizations go on to participate
in    other   disarmament    activities
throughout the year. A primary
focus at this year's rally will be to
inform people of constructive and
effective actions they can take for
peace throughout the coming year.
The Walk for Peace also
remotivates and reinvigorates people and organizations who have
worked for peace thoughout the
year. Many individuals and groups
work for peace in many small and
big ways throughout the year.
The Walk for Peace is an opportunity for all these people to come
together in one place to celebrate
their unity of purpose and caring.
So, by bringing new individuals
into the movement, raising the issue
in new forums and organizations,
providing information on year-
round activities, and recharging the
batteries of individuals already
working for peace, the Walk for
Peace plays a central role in the
growth of a mass movement for
The Walk for Peace is even more
important as a means for putting
political pressure on governments.
Large protest marches all over the
world have created the political
necessity and will for the Geneva
arms talks.
But there is no room for complacency, because while the negotiations drag on, nuclear weapons are
being produced at a faster rate than
ever before. The governments are
listening and talking, but not yet acting.
Public pressure must continue to
bring about the first essential step
— a bilateral and verifiable
moratorium or freeze on further
testing and deployment of nuclear
weapons by the two superpowers.
We have seen signs of the
political punch of peace marches at
the local level as well. In the five
federal ridings in central Vancouver
(Centre, Quadra, East, Kingsway
and South), the Liberal, Conservative and NDP candidates all, with
only one exception, publicly supported a freeze and an end to cruise
testing, during the last election campaign.
It is no coincidence that the only
city in Canada with such an impressive record was also the city
with by far the largest peace marches.
Granted, there is reason to be
cynical when certain of these candidates, especially two that are now
cabinet ministers, have not said a
word on this issue since the election.
But what this situation requires is
more pressure, not less. To be fair,
there are some politicians, such as
Bill Clarke (the former Tory MP of
Vancouver Quadra) who have been
genuinely won over.
There are other important
political effects of the Walk for
Peace. For example, the size of the
marches in recent years has given
the municipal government the
political leeway and incentive to
take many important disarmament
As well, the Walk for Peace gives
the peace movement the media access and credibility that allows us to
begin to challenge and counter the
bias of. the mainstream media.
It is true that the changes we seek
have not come about as fast as we
might have hoped. One of the
speakers at this year's Walk, New
Zealand MP Jim Anderton, will be
bringing us a very important
message — patience.
New Zealand's fine example of
becoming a nuclear-free zone only
came about because of twenty years
of persistant, and at times
frustrating, work by the New
Zealand peace movement. Here,
too, we must be patient and keep
constant, intense political pressure
on our government if we are to also
be successful.
Who can say for sure exactly
what effect our participation on
April 27th will have. But what is
sure is that by staying home and doing nothing — we will, by proxy, be
supporting the continued acceleration of the arms race.
See page 18: PEACE
Give us some good 'ole Southwestern facts
Re: the front page article U.S.
recruiter prompts complaints, Mar.
29, here are some of the facts:
• The Southwestern Company is
one of the oldest firms in the U.S. It
was initially created in 1855 and
established as a direct selling company in 1868. It is a member of the
international direct selling association (DSA) and is supported by the
Nashville Chamber of Commerce
and the Better Business Bureau.
• Each year Southwestern's
district sales managers, all of whom
sold books themselves as college
students, travel to campuses across
the States and parts of Canada
recruiting only qualified students to
work as independent dealers of
Southwestern books during the
following summer.
• Dealers are not required to
"find their own way" to Nashville,
but travel across country in an
organized car caravan to company
• Dealers are required to set up
an interest-free account with the
company in order that they may
receive supplies and shipments of
books from the company without
paying for them first. Dealers
receive 40-45 per cent commission
on whatever they sell. Students collect on average U.S. $400-$600 per
week, and use whatever they need
from this total to pay for personal
expenses. The remainder of the
down payments, plus the balances
owing are remitted to the dealer's
account with the company. This
procedure allows students to receive
a large check before returning back
to school.
• Because the job involves commission sales, students are not
limited to an hourly wage, nor, as
independent contractors, are they
required to work a certain amount
of hours per week. However, if we
were to calculate an hourly income, based on a company wide
average of U.S. $1,938.30 per
month for all student dealers, the
average amount earned would be
$8.17 per hour. Students from UBC
who participated in the program
last year exceeded this average.
Their average hourly income was
$9.11. (These figures are based on
75 hours x 13 selling weeks.)
• Students sell the Volume
Library, a two-volume set designed
by 230 Phd's to help school children
in junior-high and high-school with
homework and tests.
• Transferrable, certified college
credits are available at U.S. universities for the Southwestern program. Attempts are presently being
made to make this available at
• Steve Davis explained to room
booking personnel at the registrar's
office that the rooms were to be used for interviewing students for
summer work. The personnel in
question agreed to grant rooms for
this purpose, on condition that a
club be formed for meeting purposes within the next week.
• Norbeck refused to endorse
rooms for Southwestern on the
grounds that it was an American
company. However, rooms at the
employment centre were offered by
Norbeck for interviewing purposes,
but these were turned down by
Alison Porter, as the rooms were
too small for group sessions.
Alison Porter
arts 4
Student 'sick and tired' of Maranathas
I am getting very sick and tired of
this club's activities around the
UBC campus. The way the
Maranatha organization tries to
deceive the students of UBC is
beyond reason.
The worst part is their tactics in
fooling foreign students, whom
Marantha people believe, are more
vulnerable and could easier be converted to join their "cult".
Besides the "cult's" various activities, shouting in front of the
SUB; praying requests; and their
"Pro-life" displays and demonstration, the Maranatha cult would do
anything to find out the identity of
the foreign students.
Last  year  the   "cult"   made  a
ludicrous attempt to obtain the
name and address of all the foreign
students. Recently (last Sunday),
Maranatha "cult" held a "friendship international dinner" which
was aimed for attracting foreign
students, and this free dinner was
accompanied with shoving
Maranatha's    'Kentucky   fried
religion' down the students'
Let's stop Maranatha's immoral
tactics in deceiving UBC students.
The "cult's" activities should be
banned from campus. The grounds
of this university are too sacred for
this kind of garbage.
It is at this place that through
science, arts, engineering, medicine
that we seek the truth and
knowledge. It is a shame to see the
grounds of this univeristy being littered by Maranatha's fairy tales
that could infect our minds and lead
us back to darkness.
Ahmed Droudian
science 2
1Lisa . • . you lack Christian sensitivity'
To Lisa Banham:
In response to your article, I
would like to comment on the lack
of sensitivity and understanding
contained within it. I am not referring to the panic attack that some
first year students might have suffered (being unaccustomed to
Ubyssey's traditional hoaxes). It is
the fact that you diverted your article from being a potentially amusing joke into a callous mockery of
the Christian faith.
Being a Christian, I take your
remarks personally for I believe that
Jesus Christ is my Lord and Saviour
and that Satan is all too real. When
you next attempt to produce an arti
cle, be not only aware that The
Ubyssey is read'by people with a
wide variety of beliefs, but also that
the advertisers probably expect
more decency from the paper that
they have decided to do business
Sandy Ko
science 3 Page 18
Wednesday, April 3, 1985
Is Pat McGeer correct?
Once again I've had the pleasure
of assisting my financial situation
by working at a poll station for the
athletic council referendum. And
once again I've been subject to the
blithering of "educated" students.
The athletic council referendum
was held with the purpose of asking
students whether they wanted an
athletic council, comprised of 50
per cent students, 50 per cent
university appointed representatives, which would administer
UBC's athletic budget.
A yes vote would ratify this. The
result of a no vote would mean that
the Alma Mater Society would sue
the university to have the $32
athletic fee increase declared void.
Quite frankly, the utterly
ridiculous comments of some
students about this referendum
make me think that Pat McGeer is
right after all. We don't need
universities. Or education. What is
the point of learning if you don't
plan on using your knowledge, or
plan on gaining further knowledge?
I don't claim to be the world's
greatest intellect, but one would
think that universities exist in part
to  encourage  the  intellectual   in-
Peace parade
paramount push
From page 17
Now, more than ever before, it is
crucial that we deliver a powerful
political message to the government
that the Canadian public wants the
insanity of the arms race to stop.
Canada has been invited to participate in Star Wars research —
opening the door to our deepest involvement in the arms race yet. The
media has created the image that
the peace movement is sagging and
On April 27, the eyes of the
government, public, media and
peace movement across the country
will be on Vancouver, the
acknowledged peace capital of
Another massive turnout in Vancouver will shatter the media's myth
of the peace movement's early
demise; and demonstrate to the
Canadian government the enormous political costs of involving
Canada more deeply in the arms
race. The challenge is ours.
Gary Marchant
graduate studies
Next day,
desk to desk delivery,
to 35,000 major centres in
Canada and the U.S.A.
(604) 273-7418
teraction between members of the
campus community on various
topics, including the issues concerning the referendum.
In as little as five minutes, you
can get a basic knowledge of the
facts involved. If you want more information, you could spend a day
talking to people about the issues.
Talk to Joe Student, AMS Hacks,
and anybody else who is willing to
put in their two cents worth.
If you don't want to learn, why
waste taxpayer's money and your
parents money? Quit UBC and get a
Now that the referendum is over,
I can also attack the AMS executive
and student's council. Just who do
you guys think you're representing?
Surely not the students.
You've proved that by accepting
the board of governors' illegal increase of athletic fees. Where is
your sense of what is right?
Don't simply make the best of a
bad situation; change the situation -
now! The answer is quite clear: sue
them! Stop representing yourselves
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Slime, slime, slime. One by one thev sauntered up the deck. Nope. No sign of Gavin Macleoud, but
Kevin Adams and Hilary Maguire were crashed out on deck chairs. Val Goodfellow, Mark 'Am I on
your line?' Nielsen and Ean Doucette were playing shuffleboard.
Over in the hot tub. Bill McMullen, Ian Fairclough and Damaris Sargent were soaking themselves silly, and in the pool, Dennis (G)lum and Donna Turko showed why they could never win the bellyflop
championships. Twas a ship of fools, fer sure. Fer sure.
Speaking of fools, Chris Wong and Robby Robertson sat in the corner, sipping a Shirley Temple and
Roy Rodgers in tandem. Under the influence of these mind-altering substances, there was no telling
what dastardly deeds these two were capable of. Could they be plotting perhaps a blood-letting or
two, or a position paper orgy (NOI Not a eight-page, single-spaced boring as hell diatribe!)?
They were up to something. It was written all over their scrawny faces: PURGE. But who would be
the victim? Heh, heh, heh.
Somewhere between Horseshit Bay and Paternal Island, the planned destination of the SS.
Flounder, tragedy struck. The Sun folded. No summer jobs for anyone. Ha, had you fooled for moment eh? Seriously, to keep a hackneyed and irrelevant story under byline length, the ship ran into an
impenetrable object, floating in wet stuff.
It was large, very large, and an air tank was strapped to its back. Sounds were emanating from it,
sounds that went something like this: "Gurgle, gurgle." How odd thought the fools on board, all peering over the railing. They realized the severity of the situation. They had hit a powerful entity, one that
had consumed anything and anybody who tried to block its path. It was of course CRAIG BROOKS.
Brooks had taken a wrong turn at an underwater water polo game, and somehow ended up in Dire
Down, down went the ship. And the muttly crew once again slimed off. But where would they slime
to? "Follow me," bellowed Wisenthal, always at his best in a crisis. So they followed him, splashing
through the muck and grime until they hit land.
Thudl They hit land. Lo was first, thus explaining her nasal features. Klein, Clark, Beynon, Flather,
Fidelman and Wisenthal — they all survived. This was nothing. They had been through torturous hell
before. They had read each other's stuff. Ooh, scaaaarry. They had edited each other's stuff. Ooh,
gross me dead. They had tried unsuccessfully to read Chris Wong's giberishly inane Retch,
So the scurrilous seven set up camp on the desolate island, each wondering if there was a story in all
While they wracked their brains, roamig the depths and heights of their news judgement, dark faces
poked through the forest, gazing with awe at these creatures of woeful journalistic intent. Their leader
was the devious Erin Mullan, the burro chief of Caledonian Uninformed Press. She ordered Martin \
West, Robin McQueen, Lise Magee and John Parsons to follow her through the underbrush to carry '
out some ghastly plan.
Meanwhile, on another part of the island, Wong and Robbertson also washed in with the tide. Wong
hit the rocks first. Thus explaining his nasal"features. "Let the purge begin, they declared as they dashed into the forest in search of the others.
The others were under siege from Mullan's troops. The troops were heavily armed. They spared no
ammunition in an all-out attack. It was a bloody, gut-wrenching scene. Mullan had her best agents of
unsocial stagnation up front. These included Charles Menzies, Gregory Kero and Neil Chin. "You
liberals, you, you squishies, you AMS dupes," were the oral bullets directed towards the outnumbered
But they fought back with a vengeance. "You commercial press stoolies, you Ayn Rand followers."
That last one, slung out by the ever-resourceful Klein, hit hardest and was enough to repel Mullan's
political correctoids for the moment.
Some of the troops, disgusted by the poor syntax, repulsed by the improper pronoun use and infuriated by the sentence fragments, defected. Jonathan Rhone, Pat Barry, David Ferman, Chris
Goldrick and Laurel Wellman joined what was left of The Abysmall staff.
The staff were in varying degrees of panic. "How are we going to put out a special issue every two
weeks, go for autonomy, launch a recruitment drive, put out a hard-hitting and provocative rag
(among other possibilities) while trapped on this PAIN of an island?" queried Wisenthal to his dictatorial cohort, Debbie Lo.
"I don't know," said Lo gleefully, "but let's go real slow or we might be dealt a fatal blow."
Fidleman could only think of poor Frank Pollilo and Kirk J. Cooper, the two victims she had locked
into her apartment — the apartment where a killer cat with three inch claws resides. Little did she know
they had made the necessary arrangements with the taxidermist for the little monster's ultimate fate.
Beynon was thinking only of the great feat of journalistic integrity that he had been planning: a
history of the press in neanderthal times — truly a seminal work.
Flather had her mind on how she would deal with any of the political correctoids who dared to question her social conscience. "Watch it buster," she would say in such an occurrence. It had been said
before, and with frightful force. Like the time that tall, dark, and hideous-looking jock who came into
the office thinking he could be macho. Splat. He was crushed by Flather's blather.
And old Clark, his thoughts wandered to memories of St. Georges Field on Sunday afternoons.
"What is the essence of life?" he often asked himself. "Soccer. Unadultrated, pure and unbastardized
soccer," he would tell himself.
Klein, taking his influence from cousin Calvin, dressed for the occasion He had his yore-tex jacket
and leather boots, sufficient armour to go into battle with those ferocious political correctoids.
And what of Wong and Robertson. Had they taken a W - y turn? Hell no, they were joined by
some of the natives. Namely, Victor Wong, Sarah Millen, Renate Boerner, Dave Stoddart, Stuart Col
cleugh and Rory Allen. They would soon be splurging on a purye
The three groups were scattered all over the island, to the left, to the right, tu the centre, some
squishies a little bit left of centre and some Attilas well right of centre. Yep All naO been schooled in
Feaveranan and Resnickian thouyht. All thus knew the salient points to raise when barraged by the
political correctoids.
For example, it was written, in the Resnickian text. "When one finds oneself accused of political incorrectness, simply look the slay in the eye and say: 'Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa ' " Profound
thoughts were truly dancing about their heads
The politically correctoids, the purgists, and the Ubyshits converged. In the come', Yaku whipped
his tool out -   his pen that is  -   and prepared to set the whole sorry scene' down on paper.
Flanked by Ian Timberlake, Laura Mercer, Ingo Breig and David Ranson, Multan fired the first volley.
"You're all destined to be YOU section flunkies, and your mother's have halitosis." Ouch. Mullan was
playing tough. Hitting well below those socially aware belts.
Wisenthal got Cynthia Davis, Angus Fraser and Peter Bagnali to cover htm, and boldly strode forward to utter a vitriolic and biting remark: "Well, you're all headed for the Province Tab where you too
will write heads that rhyme and make absolutely no sense at all."
Then Wong, Victor to be specific, retrieved all his combat knowledge obtained from his able seaman
training to make a foray for the purgists in the battle, "None of you inspire confidence," he chortled.
And so it went on. And on. Accusations, charges, interrogations all flew about the battleground on
the place they had deemed Wisenthal's island. Why you may ask was it deemed necessary to name it
after Wisenthal - that terror with the size 10 cleats?
Well, it was he who devised a plan to end the stalemate. His plans was detailed on a long-winded
and boring as hell diatribe. He planned to send Brent Ledger, Todd Wong and Jim Chow into the ranks
of the Political Correctoids and Nicole Jean, Paul Mlodzik and Brian Dennison were to report to the
His goal: squishy liberalization. He would break them down. He would drown these poor saps in a
sea of neo-conservatism and new right thinking. He'd show them who was morally upright and who
was politically uptight.
So off they went, wearing Adam Smith neck-ties, Oscar de la Renta jeans and Izod t-shirts. They
carried with them Irving Kristol's Three Cheers for Capitalism, and pocket si2e pics of Jesse Helms.
Wisenthal never saw them again. The forces of purgtsm and political correctoidism were too strong for
these vermin.
"Drats," muttered Wisenthal. He had been foiled again, thinking he could make The Ubyssey the
only politically correct bastion on the land. But deep in his heart all he had ever lived for, was the right
to define for himself, what was right. Not what was decreed from the purgist, and not what was spewed forth from the politically correctoids.
This was it, that one pinacle in a person's life when all mirrors reflecting the proclamations of others,
were smashed. From that moment, he eschewed all notions of confining correctness, and that meant
dumping his prized politically correct button collection, (Horrors of horrors.)
He looked down at the hordes screaming "You petty bourgois" at him, and he quietly murmured to
himself: "I see great things for the old Ubyssey — lots of incisive investigative journalism,
schizophrenic layout and plenty of fun parties."
Debbie Lo crawled up the hill where Wisenthal had his vision, and forcefully, but with glee, reminded
him of one unavoidable barrier he had to overcome: "I mean, heck, you've got to learn how to kick a
soccer ball."
And with that, the two made a pact; a pact to create the vilest rag west or east of Bianca, and to play
the vilest soccer possible.
"Now you've sat right back and heard this tale, this tale of The Ubyssey, it's a tale that's brought
tears to your eyes, tears to your eyes, tears to your eyes ..."
Sheep — Dave Wong, Ed Ho, A. R. Burgess, Laird Swanson
S.S. Flounder crew — Mike Perley, James Young, Sue Mcilroy
Extras in Robertson's sheep herding scene —  Steve Janusz, Murray
Johnson, Joe Kennedy
Technical advisors for the political correctoid dialogue — Peter Prongos, Kevin Annett, Lisa Hebert
Technical advisor for the purgist dialogue — Neil Lucente
Technical advisors and God-like influences for the Ubyssey dialogue
— George Orwell, Tom Hawthorn, Keigh Baldrey, Deb Wilson
Staff on Careers Island — Ginny Aulin, Mark Teare, Dierdre Moore, Gordon Clark
Staff at Horseshit Bay — Kathy Giles, Sarah Chesterman, Zabeen Mawji
Hair — Betsy Goldberg, Gigi, Ken Anderlini
Toes — Jane Mair, Denise Coutts, Corraine Lavellee
Casting director — Ian Haysom (bless his heart)
Old, withering hacks — Eric Eggertson, Kelly Jo Burke, Charles Campbell,
Nancy 'I'll show you all how to do a handbook' Campbell
Trees —  Bill Kennedy, Kim Fong, Peter Lankester, Emilie Douglas, Jerry
Gustafson, Lome Unger, Chuck Farley, Janet Neely, Paul MacDougall, Ruby
Rocks — Lawrence Becker, Dave Magowan, Bruce Cookson, Steve
Neufeld, Brendan Boyle, Elio Mendonica, Hui Lee, Peter Burnes, Tim Pettit,
Dave Harper, Ann Seely
Slugs — Pauline Shum, Jeff Keirck, Joanne DiTommaso, Richard Foreman
General vermin — Jody Findlay, Larry McCallum, Kevin Hall, Monte
Inspiration, and more — Bonnie Fordyce
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Sports: The year that was, wasn't
This was the year for soccer, swimming, skiing and gymnastics, but what happened to the football and field hockey
contenders? Monte Stewart grades the coaches on their teams' performances in 7984-85.
Frank Smith
This season was an unexpected
yawner for Smith's football 'Birds.
The team finished with a mediocre
3-5 record in league play. An exhibition victory over Montana Tech
Orediggers gave UBC an overall
mark of 4-5.
The Thunderbirds suffered
several injuries but the absence of a
consistent quarterback and place-
kicker ultimately ended the' 'Birds'
playoff string at five seasons.
Neither Jordan Leith, who suffered
knee damage late in the season after
being switched to defensive back,
nor Frank Cusati could provide a
consistent passing game.
Tom Dixon's placekicking was a
nightmare for both the kicker and
the team. The Magee grad managed
only two field goals all season.
Ironically, one of those field goals
set a new UBC record for the
longest field goal.
Glenn Steele, winner of the Bobby Gaul Award, missed the
ferocious blocking of Peter
LeClaire. Neither Terry Cochane
nor Bob Johnson were able to give
Steele the running room that he
However Smith always in the
limelight when the team is winning,
should take some of the blame for
this sub-par performance. Player
for player — substitutes included —
this team was more talented than
the 1982 club that won a national
Despite a relatively poor record,
eight T-Birds were selected in the
1985 Canadian Football League
draft. More players would have
been chosen if the team had finished in the playoffs.
Although Smith is fuming about
recruitment regulations which force
him to select players only from
within the province, he forgets that
other teams in the Western Intercollegiate Football League must put
up with the same rules.
Hardy Fink
As coach of both the men's and
women's gymnastics teams, Fink
had his hands full in his first year at
UBC. The Canada West women's
gymnastics coach of the year staked
the women's team to a Canada
West title while guiding the men's
team on a strictly volunteer basis.
The women's team came fifth in
Canada while the men's team, hard
hit by budget cutbacks and the loss
of several veterans, did not compete
in the CIAU this year.
Joe Johnson
One of the most underrated
coaches at UBC. Johnson led the
soccer 'Birds to a national title this
year, the team's second in 10 years.
Johnson has developed a sound
rapport with his "good bunch of
lads." The native of Scotland led
the 'Birds to a 12-1 record this
By no means a disciplinarian,
Johnson maximizes the skill of his
players. While the team reflects
Johnson's jovial demeanour off the
pitch, no opponents could afford to
take UBC lightly on the playing
The stellar play of defenders El
Ladha and Frank Iuele were exemplary of the club's willingness to
excel as a team instead of individuals. Forwards Rob Shelley
and Sean McLaughlin provided the
scoring punch for the most productive team in the league.
Goalkeepers Brian Kennedy and
Marcello (Bun) Pavan were the
backbones of the club, allowing a
combined total of six goals all
season long.
There was certainly no problem
with motivation here although
disinterest on the part of the athletic
department did depress the team at
And the team's high grade point
average would make football coach
Frank Smith drool.
Bob Allen
A complete unknown, Allen was
at the helm as the Thunderbirds
won their second consecutive
Canada West title.
Unfortunately, because only two
Canadian university conferences
have granted varsity status to
women's soccer, there is no national championship for this sport.
Therefore, the Thunderbirds did
not get an opportunity to give the
university double national banners
for soccer.
With increasing pressure back
east, all conferences should be
housing women's soccer in the next
year or two.
It is interesting to note that these
Thunderbirds did not receive
athletic scholarships but they still
displayed high levels of intensity
that were lacking among other UBC
Although unknown, Allen gets
full marks on his record.
Fred Masuch
As a rookie head coach, Masuch
guided the hockey 'Birds to their
best finish in eight years. If UBC
offered a most improved team
award, this club would win it easily.
Masuch, a chartered accountant
who is reportedly receiving a hefty
part-time coaching salary, served
under former coach Jack Moores
before the former Bobby Gaul
Award winner resigned this season.
The T-Birds finished with a promising 12-12 record for third place
in the most competitive collegiate
hockey conference in Canada. The
eastern bias of the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union clearly
showed by the fact that UBC was
never ranked nationally despite
staying abreast of the constantly
ranked Saskatchewan Huskies.
The strong play of Bill Holowaty
gave the 'Birds a natural leader.
Holowaty, co-winner of the Bobby
Gaul Award, lead the league in
scoring with 19 goals and 28 assists
in just 24 games.
Inconsistent goaltending
ultimately dropped the 'Birds from
the play-offs. Randy Beres and
Brian Bowen showed signs of
brilliance between the pipes but
they choked in the big games with
Saskatchewan. The Thunderbirds'
dismal 1-6 mark against the Huskies
determined their exclusion from the
Gail Wilson
With four national championships in the last six years to her
credit, Wilson has established UBC
as the dominant force in Canadian
university women's field hockey. A
strong University of Victoria team,
which included several national
team members, were too much for
the likes of veterans' Jody Blax-
land, Heather Benson, and Carrie
Lock wood this year.
The Vikettes shaded UBC 2-1 to
win the Canada West title here on
October 21. Four Thunderbirds:
Benson, Lockwood, Joni Franks,
and Di Popowich earned Canada
West all-star awards while Wilson
racked up her second straight
Canada West Coach of the Year
The T-Birds later hosted the
CIAU finals — at B.C. Place
Stadium because of bad weather —
and finished third overall. The
Vikettes, beat UBC 3-1 in the national semi-final en route to their
first ever Canadian collegiate title.
Wilson picked up her second consecutive CIAU Coach of the Year
Doug Clement: and Lionel Pugh
Despite maintaining low profiles,
these two coaches are among the
best in the nation. Clement played
an integral role in setting up UBC's
now famous sports medicine clinic.
Pugh coaches Olympic high jumper
Debbie Brill when he is not watching over Thunderbirds Jeannie
Cockroft and Tammy Lutz.
Dale Ohman
With the loss of several veterans
to graduation and injury the usually
powerful volley 'Birds plummeted
this time round, finishing in fifth
The downfall was a disappointment for the team that finished second in Canada last year and first
the year before. Ohman, who is also
a high school teacher on a part-time
contract as a UBC coach, is looking
forward to next season when Brad
Willock, an All-Canadian and a
CIAU first all-star last season,
returns to the roster after taking a
year off because of injury.
Bill Edwards
Edwards doesn't know whether
he will have a job here next season.
Despite budget cutbacks, the
athletic department has found
enough cash to reward a suitable
candidate with a full-time position
as the 'Birds' mentor.
Despite capturing the Buchanan
Cup for the second year in a row,
the hoopsters wound up 2-8 in
league play. Ironically, one of these
victories came against the Victoria
Vikings, the team that went on to
win its sixth consecutive national title.
Failure to lure some of the top
high school prospects has traditionally damaged the 'Birds but it
could not be used as an excuse this
year. The 'Birds convinced Aaron
Point, the most valuable player at
the B.C. high school championships
last year, to come to UBC this year.
However, the pudgy King George
grad failed to crack the starting
lineup until late in the season.
Jack    Pomfret
Once the laughing stock of Canadian university women's basketball,
the T-Birds are still a long way from
respectability. Three years ago, an
angry reader wrote to the Ubyssey
demanding that the women's coach
lose his job. However, Pamfret has
redeemed himself to the point
where UBC has a solid nucleus to
work with.
Such players as Collette Piloud
and Nadine Fedorak excelled for
the 'Birds this season but the
absence of reserve strength terminated the team's playoff chances
very early. The Thunderbirds
recorded a 3-7 mark, finishing fifth
in the six team Canada West league.
See: Kelso, page 20 Page 20
Wednesday, April 3, 1985
Splashers Mumped under Kelso's guidance
UBC Women's Swim Team: captured Canada West and CIAU
championships this year.
Jack Kelso
UBC athletes who competed at the L.A. Olympics.
Kelso is one of the most famous
swim coaches in the country. One
of only two Canadians to win an
NCAA championship, Kelso has
tutored both the men's and
women's swim teams for several
He also coached Canada's disabled team at the Special Olympics.
This year, the male swimmers came
fifth  in  Canada to provide  UBC
with a combined second place finish
for both men and women.
The women's team reigned
supreme, receiving consistent performances from Rhonda Thom-
masson, Barb McBain, and Ann
Martin en route to a national championship in the women's division.
The Canadian crown was the first
ever for UBC in swimming. It also
served as the only national title for
a UBC women's team this vear.
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Madonna - kinda now, kinda wow
Does a flick starting with a scene
in a beauty salon get better? Indeed.
All those lovely toe-nails varnished
bright red do signal an oh-no-not-
another-one-of-those-movies gut
reaction but that horrible feeling
fades quickly.
Those lovely nails, punky makeup, and new wave funky costumes
showing belly buttons are for atmosphere rather than the stuff and
substance of this adventure fantasy
Desperately Seeking Susan is an
adventure film based on a plot in
which two women are the hero
figures — a different twist to the
usual Hollywood glitz.
A bored suburban housewife embroils herself in the on-again off-
again affair of a woman and her
boyfriend after following their en-
Roberta answers the Desperately
Seeking Susan ad to have a real
glimpse of the mystery Susan. After
an unrealistic and cliched plot twist
(she suffers amnesia after a head
bump), she believes she is Susan.
What a fantasy! To become someone else in an instant and have
everything connected with that person fall into place. Roberta inherits
Susans ready made past which includes a murdered lover and his
killer in deadly pursuit of Roberta
whom he mistakes for Susan.
Roberta also inherits Susan's kind
of now, kind of wow, funky,
punky, new-wave wardrobe,
courtesy of costume designer Santo
Loquasto. Loquasto fashioned
clothes to fit the idolized image of
the flashy modern woman who
spurns men quicker than she can
pick them up.
drinking long coolers of spirits.
And she has fun in her female
version of The Prince and The
Pauper (Twaine's tale of switched
identities) . . . because of her risque, fast paced kind of now, kind
of wow personality. And after bag-
fuls of cheezies she never smears her
Desperately  Seeking Susan  has
Roberta hit another plot advancement twist (another bump on the
head) and she is relieved of her
amnesia, drops her husband, and
solves the mystery with the real
They finally meet, the two
polarized personalities, in the
climactic scene and they both partake of the excitement. You could
say Roberta becomes an amalgamation of these two characters in her
new found consciousness.
Desperately Seeking Susan,
directed, produced, and written by
women, is a fun time, a hip time, a
kind of rivetting wow time, but too
full of the stereotypic image of successful femme fatale.
They finally meet, the two polarized personalities, in the climactic scene and they both partake of the excitement.
counters closely in the personals.
The affair is an exciting pursuit of
Susan. Roberta (Rosanna
Arquette),desires fun and excitement, two major ingredients missing in her life which is one dull suburban marriage to an upwardly
mobile hot tub salesman.
Susan (Madonna of Like A
Virgin fame) is a kind of now, kind
of wow, kinky woman who knows
how to get what she wants. She has
all the excitement she can stand in
her life and then some.
This kind of woman definitely
has power. In Desperately Seeking
Susan the women have all the fun.
They are female James Bonds, but
their power lies within their traditional sex goddess, femme fatale
Susan meanwhile wants her not
so clean life back and collaborates
with Roberta's husband Gary
(Mark Blum). She establishes
herself in their home and suntans by
the pool wearing black brassiere
and shorts, feasting on cheezies and
Chinese Canadians shine in antique pictures
Ordinary people, ordinary lives,
and a unique story.
This is the Chinese Canadian
community as shown in the Gum
San/Gold    Mountain   exhibition
which opened Friday at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Private family albums are the
main source for about 180
photographs which document the
Chinese   Canadian   community
before and during Exclusion
(1923-1947), when Chinese immigration into Canada was forbidden by law.
This is their record: family snapshots, formal portraits of a people
who established a community
despite being treated as second class
citizens. Before 1923 immigration
was allowed only upon payment of
a head tax and Chinese people were
denied the vote until 1947. The people of this community differ greatly
from the Chinese who came later,
especially from the most visible element in Chinatown today — the
Hong Kong newcomers.
Private photos of children's picnics, school graduations, kung fu
demonstrations, beauty queens,
soccer teams, and family businesses
are complemented by newspaper
and postcard photos from city archives. These fill in background information and show white attitudes
to the Chinese community.
Gum San takes us on an intimate
journey into the heart of the early
Chinese Canadian community and
is a first step Chinese Canadians can
take to explore their New World
heritage, writes Paul Yee, the city
archivist who participated in the
show. The Gallery and the Chinese
Cultural centre co-sponsored the
Bosting three floors of Chinese
exhibitions, the Gallery has also
snapped up the private painting col-
lection of eminent Berkeley
sinologist James Cahill, on display
as The Single Brushstroke, and two
artifact collections of Hong Kong's
Brian S. McElney.
Shown for the first time outside
the U.S., these types of brush painting and porcelain treasures are difficult to find inside The People's
Republic. Tucked away upstairs is a
small display of populist propogan-
da   posters   rarely   seen   outside
China. Too few in number, the 26
colorful posters of The Persuasive
Image and the English translations
of their simple slogans nevertheless
hint at some of the issues in contemporary China — one child families,
hygiene, courtesy in the workplace.
Printed between 1980 and 1983, the
posters were collected by the
Gallery's Eileen Truscott during
two years of study in Beijing.
All five exhibitions run until June
2, except The Single Brushstroke
which ends May 2.
Meanwhile, at the UBC Asian
centre, a unique Chinese and
Japanese calligraphy exhibition
opens April 29. A first in Canada,
the show is a good chance to contrast the Chinese and Japanese,
conservative and progressive traditions in calligraphy. Fully translated
to help the uninitiated, the 44
scrolls in a variety of styles were
contributed by 10 Chinese Canadian and 12 Japanese artists.
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plus great prices on everything for the
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The rental shop is located in the cage       ^J^H=
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Wednesday, April 3, 1985
Gallery night, last one of the term, 4:30 p.m.,
Gallery Lounge.
Information meeting for all accepted IAESTE '85
students,    noon,     International    House    board
Scarborough centre MP Pauline Browes speaks
on University, noon, SUB 212.
Final meeting, Westwood photo and wrap up, 7
p.m., SUB 211.
Last meeting of the year: actor Paul Batton and
guest facilitator Susan Maranda will lead in fun
and   celebratory   hour   of   participation,   noon,
BUCH B317.
Slide show and speaker on forced relocation of
Navajo Indians at Big Mountain, Arizona, 12:30
p.m., BUCH A-100.
Recreation of a Mayan funerary ritual, noon.
Fine Arts gallery in the basement of main library.
Contemporary eucharist in meal setting, joint
LSM and CCCM worship, 6 p.m., Lutheran campus centre.
Bzzr garden, 4 p.m., oraduate student centre.
Worship, 7:30 p.rn., Lutheran campus centre.
Team   Canada  vs  team  Korea,   tickets  $3  for
students, 6:30 p.m.. War Memorial gym.
10 p.m., Lutheran campus centre.
Communion celebration, 10 p.m., Lutheran campus centre.
Tryout   camp   for   B.C.   region,   2   p.m.,   War
Memorial gym.
"Private Affairs" year end dance, 8 p.m., Hyatt
Regency Hotel.
Musical Revue
Sunday, April 7, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $5.00
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TRAVELCUTS Going Your Way!
Family Matters: Sherman Snukal's new
play, previews from April 3, at The Arts Club
Theatre Granville Island, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 p.m.
Sat. at 6:30 & 9:30 p.m.
Circulation: A Theatre Repere's production
performed consecutively in French, English,
and in movement, at the Firehall Theatre April
2-6, at 8:30 p.m.
Cages: a combination of two one act plays
Snowangel and Epiphany by Lewis Carl
Carlino, at Deep Cove Stage, 2151 Panorama
Dr. Mar. 27-30, April 3 6 at 8:00 p.m.
Piaf; her song, her loves, returns to City
Stage, 751 Thurlow St. until April 20, Tuesday through Saturday 8:00 p.m.
"Chicago": A musical Vaudeville by Bob
Fosse & Fred Ebb, at Presentation House 333
Chesterfield Ave. April 4-13 at 8:00 p.m.
The School for Scandal: The Vancouver
Playhouse, until April 20, 8 p.m.
Sex Tips for Modern Girls: has moved from
Touchstone Theatre to the Arts Club at the
Seymour St. theatre until April 20, Mop.-Fri.
at 8:30 p.m., Sat at 6:30 & 9:30.
Martin Guderna: surrealist, at Pitt Interna
tional Galleries, 36 Powell St. until April 6.
Arcade: A post McLuhanesque Exhibition by
Lorna Mulligan until April 6 at the Pitt.
The Dog Observed: Photographs 1844 1983
at Presentation  House 33 Chesterfield Ave.
until April 28.
Susan   Loudon   and   Doug   Rowed:   until
April 28 at the Surrey Art Gallery 13750 -
88th Ave.
City Shapes: public viewing of the maquet-
tes of the ten finalists for the Vancouver
Centennial Sculpture Symposium, at Cartwright Street Gallery, Granville Island, April
Thad Jones and the Count Basie Orchestra:
the Commodore Ballroom, 870 Granville St.,
April 6.
Roy Bailey: a favorite singer of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival at the Vancouver East
Cultural Centre, April 7 at 8 p.m.
Jam session: Jim Armstrong host, at the
Hot Jazz Society, 2120 Main St.
Post Easter Uprising: with D.O.A., Enigmas, Death Sentece, Jack Shit, and more at
the New York Theatre, 639 Commercial, April
12, 13.
La La La: World Premiere of "Human Sex",
described as a highly physical dance in evolution, at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre,
1895 Venables St., April 3-6, 8:30 p.m.
9:15 p.m.; Women in Love and Last Tango
in Paris, Apr. 3-4, 7:30 and 9:50 p.m.
Pacific Cinematheque Pacifique (1616 W
3rd,  732-5322):  Allonsanfan,  April  6,  7:30
and 9:30 at Robson Square Cinema.
Vancouver East Cinema (7th & Commer
cial, 253-5455): Women in Love, April 3-4,
7:30 and Last Tango in Paris, April 3-4, 9:50.
Another   Country,   April   5-7,   7:30,   and
Swann In Love. April 5-7, 9:15.
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