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 the Ubyssey
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, Tuesday, October 17,1989
Vol 72, No 12
Crowd for choice
by Carla Maftechuk
Last Saturday about 3,000
women, children and men gathered at Queen Elizabeth theatre
plaza as part of the nation-wide
Day of Action to show support for
the current abortion law.
Speakers and marchers alike
voiced their concern over the possibility of the federal government
recriminalizing abortion.
The Mulroney administration's desire to impose a gestational limitation, which could be
as low as 12 weeks, was a continually repeated concern of many
Abortion should
only be a health concern,
not a religious or moral
one said one speaker.
She added people should
continue to fight government oppression.
Only a minor scuffle
between a small number
of pro-life supporters
and the pro-choice
marchers marred an
otherwise peaceful
march and rally.
The pro-life supporters attempted to move
into the starting point of
the march with large pictures of aborted fetuses.
The pro-choice supporters joined hands to block
them out and for awhile
the entire rally was encircled.
One volunteer commented that she was
happy that no fights
broke out and no confrontations occured.
The actual march,
sponsored by the B.C.
Coalition   for   Abortion
Clinics, was peaceful and had a
wide variety of supporters, including members of the Catholic
Church and a group of sign-wielding Tories for Choice.
Few police were visible during
the march and rally and their
main function was to ensure
people did not spill over into the
traffic lanes.
One spokespersonfortheB.C.
Coalition for Abortion Clinics said,
one of the primary goals of the
rally was to "get as many organi za-
tions mobilized as possible in a
show of support."
The number of people who
were present helped realize the goal and also
showed the strength of
the movement, she said.
As the pro-choice
people spent their time
walking, singing, and
chanting, others weren't
very happy about the
While some motorists expressed their support, others were annoyed about being delayed at the blocked intersections and showed
their disapproval.
Power hitter Gwen Parker displays impressive defensive skills. See page 12 for story.
New Zealand minister boasts GST
by Rick Hiebert
with CUP files
Canadian universities have little
to fear from the proposed federal General Sales Tax (GST), a former New
Zealand minister of finance said Friday.
Roger Douglas, New Zealand's finance minister between 1984-1988,
said that Canadian universities could
benefit as much from our GST as New
Zealand's universities did after the
October 1986 adoption of a GST and
across the board tax cuts.
"It was simply a bookkeeping
transaction," he said. "They got more
money on the one hand than they had
taken away with the
other...Essentially, (the GST) didn't
make any difference."
Douglas, the present minister of
immigration and police in New Zealand's Labour government, spoke on
the effects of a GST on New Zealand's
economy. He was sponsored by AISEC
(the French acronym for the International Association for Students of Economics and Commerce), the Economics Student Association and the conservative Vancouver based think
tank, the Fraser Institute.
Douglas, was unsure ofthe effect
on students Canada's GST would
have, although he believed the tax
was a good thing.
"I don't think the GST affected
university students in New Zealand
very much at all. I guess it depends on
the way you look at it," he said.
"If your income doesn't go up and
prices go up, I guess you (students)
will be affected by it. I don't know
enough about the way you're funded,
though, to be able to answer that
question well," he said.
Some analysts, however, feel
that Canadian students would be at
least $340 poorer if the proposed GST
is implemented.
"Alot of students make less than
$6,175 (and wouldn't qualify for the
tax credit for singles making between
$6,175 and $13,175 a year)," said
Havi Echenberg, executive director of
the National Anti-Poverty Organization.
Advertising research on post-
secondary students found that 65 per
cent of students live away from home.
Half earn less than $7,000 a year.
Eichenberg said the tax credit
would likely not keep up with inflation. She added that students who
work in service industries and were
unable to unionize would likely be
particularly penalized.
Douglas said the federal government would have the most success
with their GST if they refused to
knuckle under to special interest
groups and link the new tax to
"comprehensive tax reform". He
argued that despite continuing
high unemployment in New Zealand, tying the GST to tax cuts, and
privatization made the tax popular.
"I'd basically support an
across the board approach for the
GST (with no exceptions)," he said.
"I'd urge (the Tories) to keep it
"I don't think they've really
made up their mind, that's what I'd
Douglas urged the federal
government to go for "more pain up
front" and stare down special interest groups.
"One of the problems is, of
course, if you give one group an
exemption, you're bound to give in
to others. We had all sorts of groups
yelling at us and really my approach was that if I let one of them
past me, I'm gone'."
"I think in the end (that holding firm on exemptions) that was
the best political decision that we
made. We took a heck of a lot more
pain up front but in the end it was
Patriarchy condemned
by Maeghan Kenney
Patriarchal domination has brought humanity to
the brink of annihilation, according to Harvard professor, Marilyn French in her lecture at the Vancouver Institute Saturday night.
In the speech, titled "Beyond Power" French passionately examined the present morality of patriarchy,
its effects on humanity and possibilities for change.
"Men's self definition as controllers has led humans
through a course of violence and destruction to a point
where the future does not bear much consideration."
"To be human has been equated with being male,
whichin turn has been associated with beingin control,"
said Dr. French. This has led to control being a vital
component in human relationships with the masculine
being valued more than the feminine.
Patriarchy is a system which worships control, said
French, and which has subsequently led to the subjugation of not only women and cultural minorities but men
as well.
"We are bound into a system which prefers weapons
and symbols of power over diplomacy and are thus forced
to participate in our own destruction."
Until ten thousand years ago, noted Dr. French,
there were no signs of warfare. A matricentric society
existed where the females bore most ofthe responsibility
for the survival ofthe species.
The recognition of male procreative power, one
which could affect without being effected, resulted in a
new religion—one which worshipped control. This God
was powerful, dominating—a power above nature, the
traditional realm of women.
All men were granted superiority over all women.
Women became despised as vile, inferior creatures.
"Alaw code enforced the inferiority of women," said
French. "The control of female sexuality was essential,
thus the concept of adultery, which only women could
commit, defined women as the property of men and
subject to their control."
In their attempt to assert their domination over a
woman, men eradicate the bonds of affection, which alienates them from mutual love and intimacy, she said.
French believes men also are subject to the patriarchal system, because just as women were not free to seek
power, men were not free to choose not to seek power.
"The gains women have made in society have been
slow and against both the conscious and unconscious
will," said Dr. French. "Even then the idolatry of power
continues to be an impediment to social change."
The solution is to live for pleasure, said French, "the
sacred core of pleasure being mutuality and a dedication
to the well being of people."
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October 17,1989 i
by Charles Lugosi with Laird Rice
Reverend John
■ .— OD does not know the future, according
^ W to Cambridge University's world re-
^^•-^ nowned physicist turned theologian
John Polkinghorne.
"The future is not yet there to be known, not
only by us, but by God, not because of imperfection in God, but because the future is not yet
there to be known," the president of Cambridge's Queens College told a UBC audience
when he visited UBC last month to speak on the
relationship between science and theology.
Polkinghorne "turned his collar around" to
enter the priesthood after spending 25 years as
a theoretical particle physicist. At a faculty club
lunch Polkinghorne joked that since he was
losing his mental flexibility and had nothing
new to contribute to science, he decided to become a clergyman.
Polkinghorne's "quest for truth," as he describes his life's work, has drawn equally from
science and theology. He boldly asserts that
science and theology are not merely compatible,
but that their relationship is essential to understanding life.
"Whether you know it or not, when you are
seeking reality, you are seeking God," says
His study of theology is no different than
his approach to science. He asks, "What is the
evidence?" and promotes intelligibility as the
key to defending the reality of God.
Professor Phil Hill of the faculty of engineering was enthusiastic about Polkinghorne's
scientific approach to theology, which Hill said
could inspire "the opening up of our minds."
Polkinghorne's brand of orthodoxy is not
what one expects from a religious man. He told
UBC students he would have testified on behalf
ofthe evolutionists in the famous Scopes (Monkey) trial, the old legal battle between Bible-
thumping creationists and Darwinists.
"Creation," says Polkinghorne  "is con-
|    cerned with ontological origin, how God holds
the world in being, not the beginning of things
\   in the temporal sense."
. Physicists predict the inevitable destruc-
j tion of our world through decay or collapse.
Polkinghorne agrees, and offers this thought:
"God is our only hope."
The Ubyssey spoke with Polkinghorne
during his visit.
Do L as a medical, engineering, or history
student have any need for God?
You need God because you're actually a
human being before you're any of those things,
and that's more important. We need God because our lives are incomplete without Him.
We're not made to be totally independent people
and we won't find satisfaction in our lives unless we find our way back to God. Many people
are seeking God and don't know yet whom it is
they are seeking.
Haven't many scientists—including Galli-
leo—suffered at the hands ofthe Church?
The Christian Church is a community of
sinners who are being saved by God's grace. It is
not a congregation ofthe already perfected. The
Church has made much more grievous mistakes than its treatment of Gallileo, like the
Crusades and the Inquisition. Gallileo was
himself a Christian believer, and so of course
were many of the founding figures of modern
science—in fact, modern science grew out of a
Christian background. Many ofthe great British physical scientists of the ninteenth century—people like Faraday, Maxwell, or Kelvin,
Science is Theology
"Whether you know it or not, when you are
seeking reality, you are seeking God."
and other very, very famous, distinguished figures in the history of science—were, in fact, all
very faithful Christian believers. So, the relationship between the Church and science has
not always been one of warfare by any manner
of means.
We have all heard ofthe atheist studying in
the physical or natural sciences who becomes overwhelmed with the order which
he/she perceives to exist in the universe.
Whether we call it God or something else, it
seems to have an influence in his/her life.
Yes, and I have come across it in the lives of
many people. Ifyou study physical science, and
particularily if you study fundamental physical
science —I worked in elementary particle physics—there is a very great rational beauty in the
way the world is arranged. Physicists often,
when talking about the satisfaction their world
brings them, use the phrase "wonder—a sense
of wonder" at the beautiful patterns that you
find in the world around us. And that has encouraged many physicists who have been unable to reach a more personal form of religious
belief, at least to believe that there is a "Mind"
behind the universe. I respect that and I think
that's a step in the right direction, though I feel
there is much more one can find out about God
than that he is just a great mathematician who
has designed the world.
So what is your belief?
Well, in the end, I suppose, that it could be
something like this: That there is a God who is
the Creator ofthe world and who is on our side,
who wishes us to return to Him and to find true
life in Him, and who has made himself known
through living the life of a man through Jesus
Christ and who through Jesus' death and resurrection has provided for us that way back to God
which we have lost. That would be the heart of
my Christian belief.
As a scientist, can you prove any of this?
I can't prove it; I think I can motivate it.
How can you believe that there is a God
when there is so much evil and suffering in
the world?
There are two levels to that answer. The
first is that I believe that God permits evil in the
world because he believes that the gift of freedom is better—even in a world that is marred
and spoiled by the abuse of freedom—than a
world of perfect automatons, and I think a deep
human insight would agree with that. We resist
measures like the coercive castration of sex
offenders for that reason—we don't want to turn
people into automatons. There is of course a
deeper answer that is available to the Christian
because the Christian God is not just a benevolent spectator ofthe world's suffering, nor even
someone who is laboring to bring good out ofthe
ill of that suffering; he is someone who, in
Christ, has been a participant and has shared in
human suffering and has shared it from the
Are there limits to the "technological imperative" of science to explore and discover?
Science is very exciting, and it is very easy
to get carried away with the excitment of it and
say, "Come on, chaps, this is something we can
do, let's go and do it" and then only afterwards
ask yourself what it is you had actually done. I
do think that not everything that can be done
should be done. Scientists and the general
public have a mutual responsibility here: I
think the general public has to say occasionally
to the scientists, "Wait a minute, do you know
what you are doing? Is this a wise thing to do?
And the area that I would be most worried about
myself at the moment in that respect would be
genetic engineering. The scientists have a responsibility to say as clearly as possible to the
general public what are the pros and cons—
what are the good points and bad points, the
dangers and possibilities—inherent in the various lines of scientific research.
Why are you so concerned about genetic
Two reasons. First of all there are, of course,
enormous potentialities for gain; I mean, the
elimination of certain forms of genetic disease.
If it's possible to repair genetic defects in some
sort of way, that would be an enormous blessing
for many people. But of course there are also the
possibilities of trying to tinker with the basis of
life, both in the sense of engineering microbes
and also perhaps in tampering with human
genetic material. In these sort of things we have
to be very careful what we do, and we have to be
very careful that we know what we're doing, and
I think there are great risks in that area summarized as far as the human is concerned in Aldous
Huxley's novel, Brave New World, which is a
picture, ifyou like, of a genetically engineered
Is this a world in which you see people
trying to become God or play God?
There can be a danger in that, yes. I certainly think that one is aided in one's moral
search if one recognizes oneself as not being the
Lord of Creation, but as being, at best, a steward
of creation.
When you're looking at morality in relation to decision-making, when one is at the
frontiers in genetic engineering, for example, whose standards ought one to use,
In some sense you only could use 'yours' but
to think that any one person has a monopoly on
ethical insight would be a mistake, so there has
to be, I think, a sensitive, active public discussion on these issues of morality which has to be
conducted in a way which isa genuine search for
truth and responsibility in this area. I am
sometimes distressed by what seems to me an
unduly shrill tone to some of these dicussions.
Is there room for morality in science?
Not only is there room for morality, it is
absolutely essential. There is a certain basic
scientific morality, for example of honesty,
truthfulness, following the argument where it
leads, respect for the work of others, which are
all honored in the scientific community to a very
large extent. That sort of professional morality
is, in fact, indispensible to the pursuitof science.
If people didn't have that degree of integrity, the
whole collaborative effort would collapse. And
there is this wider scope, which we've just been
discussing, about the role of morality in the use
of the knowledge that science places at our
disposal and the possible limitations that we
might want to place on the pursuit of science.
Would you like to be remembered as a
physicist or as a clergyman?
As a person.
Professor Polkinghorne is respected internationally for his
critically acclaimed publications One World (1986), Science and
Creation (1988), and Science and Providence (1989).
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A referendum will be held to
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cookies in the SUB concourse if
today's session of student court
can agree on a wording for the
"We're responding to the concerns of students," says Mike Lee,
AMS President. "If there are a
thousand valid signatures on a
petition then we've got to respond."
Last year, Dukes and the
AMS failed to come to terms on a
newlease agreement when the one
then in place expired. The AMS
then set up its own cookie shop to
replace the thriving Dukes.
"It's poor business ethics for a
landlord to let someone set up a
business and then kick them out
when the agreement expires,"
says Bruce Hallsor, who launched
the second petition on behalf of
UBC Student Committee for
Dukes after the first one was invalidated.
AMS President Tim Bird explained the decision to take over
Dukes' cookie market by noting
the shop was only paying $35,000
a year for their space, an amount
well below market rates for comparable retail space.
"The benefit to the students
was far too obvious to ignore," says
Bird. "$200,000 a year could stay
in the society rather than leave the
AMS and going into the private
Earlier, some AMS members
had been concerned that the vote
would have been a complete waste
of time because it was believed the
Dukes partnership had no interest
in returning to the SUB.
"That was the gist of it, that
they're not intending to come
back," said AMS General Manager
Charles Redden when contacted
on Friday.
However, Dukes owner Andrew Marcus says he would be
delighted to resume operations at
his former location, given the opportunity.
"I never wanted toleave," said
Marcus. "I never got to negotiate
with the AMS. I wanted to make a
formal offer and they wouldn't
even accept that."
Students will have an opportunity to tell UBC president David
Strangway and student politicians what's on their minds this
The open forum, to be held in
the SUB conversation pit from
12:30 to 2 pm, will be broadcast
live on CKNWs radio show with
host Bill Good .
Shirley Stocker of CKNW
hopes the broadcast will provoke a
lively discussion. "There will be
mikes on the floor and we want
students to question the panel. We
want them to question them,
mouth off."
The broadcast will be divided
into different segments exploring
different subjects such as education quality, tuition and access.
Other student issues, such as
housing, should also create good
discussion, said Stocker.
Stocker reminds students
that "ifyou can't make it, tape it at
home on CKNW 98." •
Nicaragua's upcoming elections will help to legitimize the
Sandinista government in the
eyes of the world, Nicaragua's
education minister told a UBC
audience Friday.
Rigoberto Francisco Silva
Corea was speaking to the new
UBC chapter of Tools for Peace, a
Canadian organization providing
aid to Nicaragua.
"(The elections) validate the
concept of revolution," said Silva
Corea. "The Nicaraguans have to
get the albatross [of the Contra
war] off their back. The war of
the last ten years has been
breaking them—they need support."
Tools for Peace UBC will
work to help raise awareness to
the Nicaraguan cause, said Murray Kennedy, an active TFP volunteer and UBC industrial education student. Kennedy hopes
to form partnerships with other
universities in Nicaragua.
"We at UBC, being mostly
students, can't contribute a lot of
time or money or things. We hope
to focus on the education angle
and expand awareness with
guest speakers," said Kennedy. •
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by Padraic Brake
HALIFAX (CUP) — Three Maritime university student councils
won't be distributing an AIDS
awareness pamphlet because it
uses "bad language.'
The Students' Union of Nova
Scotia (SUNS) produced the pamphlet entitled 'SEX' that uses
terms such as "giving and getting
head," "eating shit" and "swallowing cum" to discuss safe sex.
Student councils at St Thomas
University in Fredricton, N.B., St
Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S. and St Mary's University in Halifax decided not to
distribute the pamphlet.
"We want the pamphlet
cleaned up, and then we will circulate it without a doubt," said St
Thomas student council president
Irma Ferlatte. "The risks have to
be printed, but not with that language."
The St Thomas council voted
unanimously last week not to distribute the pamphlet.
"I'm beginning to believe that
any AIDS awareness pamphlet
that is produced will not be acceptable by everyone," said Royden
Trainor, Chair ofthe SUNS AIDS
Education Committee.
Ferlatte said the council objected to the pamphlet's "gutter
language" saying it was "beneath
the level of university students".
This is the second year that
SUNS  has  produced an AIDS
awareness pamphlet.
Trainor said this year's pamphlet is more blunt because that's
what the people working with, and
for people with AIDS suggested.
"Everything else that we have
done to make students aware of
AIDS has failed completely," said
Trainor. "The success of this year's
pamphlet has yet to be seen... but
we have had a lot of free publicity."
The St Francis student council
decided at the end of August to use
a Health and Welfare Canada
pamphlet instead of SUNS' pamphlet.
"We thought that the government pamphlet would be more
suitable for our campus," said St
Francis   council   president   Bill
Mahody said some ofthe information in the SUNS pamphlet was
not "medically accurate".
Trainor said that the "number
one priority"for this pamphlet was
its medical accuracy.
Trainor said the pamphlet was
checked with the Federal Centre
for AIDS, People With AIDS Coalition of Halifax and local doctors
among others.
Two of the student councils
have turned to other sources for
AIDS awareness education.
"We asked the People With
AIDS Coalition of Halifax and local doctor to speak on campus
about AIDS," said Mahody. "The
Board of Governors established a
standing committee on AIDS two
weeks ago which we supported as
St Thomas student council is
distributing a pamphlet produced
by the New Brunswick government.
The St Mary's student council
withheld the pamphlet until an
insert was produced which said
that "abstinence and monogamy
are highly recommended ways of
preventing AIDS."
Quebec students' union broke but militant
association that led Quebec's
student strike last year is
$52,000 in debt — but that
won't stop it from fighting an
impending tuition fee hike
this fall.
Jean-Pierre St.Onge, an
executive of Quebec's most
militant student group, the
arts and science students association of l'Universite du
Quebec a Montreal, blamed
the strike and its aftermath
for much ofthe debt.
During the strike, members of the association defied
a court order preventing strikers from blocking university
entrances. The association was
slapped with a $5000 fine and
each executive was fined $100.
Four UQAM students were
also charged with assault in
connection with picket line incidents during the strike,
which paralyzed many colleges
and universities across the
"The strike was our biggest
expense," St.Onge said. "We
hadn't planned for it and we
ended up spending a lot of
money that wasn't there."
Some ofthe unexpected expenses included renting buses
to shuttle strikers to Quebec
City for demonstrations and
printing 20,000 posters and
St.Onge said the strike
wasn't the only reason for the
deficit. He also cited questionable bookkeeping practices
and mismanagement in the
Last month, the association was forced to borrow
money from several college
student groups and two UQAM
unions. The association will be
"tightening its belt" this year
and will be keeping a close eye
on spending, he said.
"The situation is not a disaster. Within the next few
years, we'll be able to pay off
what we owe."
Although no student strike
has been called, walkouts in
colleges and universities could
break out later this fall if the
expected hike in tuition fees is
announced. Quebec students
have paid an average of $517 in
tuition fees since 1968.
St.Onge said his group is
hoping a united front will force
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HAT do you get when you cross John Cleese
with Woody Allen? Well...Dexter King. Too tall,
too American and struggling to make it as an actor in
London's West End.
Dex (Jeff Goldblum) has his share of problems. He's been stuck
playing the straight man for an uptight slapstick comedian for too long.
How many times can one guy get whacked on the head with an iron bar
and still keep smiling?
Dex meets Kate. Love at first inoculation. He volunteers for a
number of excruciating shots in order to get to know this rather aloof,
no-nonsense nurse.
Finally, their first date. They
manage to completely trash Kate's
apartment in an afternoon of
destructive lovemaking. The scene
gives the entire audience the
blushing giggles. Whatever
happened to "No sex please, we're
British?" Even Dex's roommate
has a collection of naked men to
keep her busy—some stashed in
the closet for safe keeping.
The Tall Guy
Great Britain
So, things are looking up for
Dex. He's cast as the lead in the
new smash musical, a remake of
The Elephant Man called Elephant! (what else). Andrew Lloyd
Webber would be proud of this
one. Try to picture six elephants
by Michael Gazetas
in a tap dance number.
Apparently the length of the
movie is being questioned by producers—they want to chop it.
Hopefully not by much; almost
every scene in this flick is funny.
Goldblum has perfected his
deadpan wit in The Tall Guy.
There are no meaningful
statements made in this film,
except maybe the fashion statement made by Dex in his Superman pj's. Judging by the laughter
from the packed audience at the
Ridge, this is probably one ofthe
funnier films at this year's
So, ifyou would appreciate
the combination of Woody's one-
liners and Cleese's clumsy
comedy, hope this one returns to
Vancouver soon. And pray it
survives the editing room too.
ROM the opening moments of Sedov, Counsel
for the Defence, to the last ironic twists, this
Soviet film, based on a banned story by Ikla Zverev, commands the attention of the audience with a sweeping
power rarely seen in any American film dealing with a
serious political theme.
The story begins with the introduction of the lawyer
Sedov, played by Vladimir Ilyin with an understated power. We see
him in the comfort of his home. When the door rings late at night
during the reign of Stalin it can mean only one thing. The secret police
are coming to take you away.
When three women are
revealed to be behind the interruption we breathe a sigh of relief,
for the intrinsic horror of being
dragged out into the street late at
night is a universal fear.
Sedov, Counsel for the Defence
They have come to beg Sedov
to help their husbands, who have
been unjustly charged and are
sentenced to be shot. The power of
the film begins to apply itself. The
audience wants Sedov to take the
case, to become a hero and uphold
justice, even if the concept of
Soviet justice is foreign to them.
The crux ofthe picture is just
that. What exactly is socialist
justice under Stalin? We see
Sedov challenging prosecutors,
judges, and prison wardens.
Throughout this process the
tension steadily rises, as we are
never quite sure when the police
are going to come and take Sedov
away for stepping over the
invisible line of challenging
Finally Sedov argues with the
Moscow prosecutor general that
charges, attempted rape of women
farm hands with the help of a bull,
are total fabrication and do not
even remotely justify a death
sentence. The general agrees to
look over the case personally.
The police arrive suddenly to
take Sedov away. He arrives in a
hall full of people, where the
general gives a terrifying speech
extolling Sedov and his heroic
quest to uphold socialist justice.
The charges against the four
farmers have been dropped.
Instead, all those exposed by
Sedov for committing crimes
against the justice system itself
have been sentenced and shot,
fifteen in all.
With this astounding revelation the figure of Sedov
is highlighted. Never have you
seen a more stunned human
being. We see the hall erupt in a
clapping mass. This bald headed
man in baggy clothes, our hero
and champion throughout the
film, is allowed to win and lose
The film then cuts to newsreel
footage, where a massive crowd at
a theatre is applauding the 20
year anniversary ofthe KGB. The
irony of this and the Sedov scene
become a brilliant juxtaposition,
relating the horror of the Stalinist
purges. The realization slams
home the truth of just how
powerful the party really is, and
how pitiful single lives become in
the struggle for the minds ofthe
The addition ofthe news
footage explains why the
film is shot in sepia toned black
and white. The merge
into the historical adds drama and
a realism to the film that otherwise would not have existed.
The entire film is expertly
planned and edited. We are
continually expecting to be given
the story in a straightforward
American film style. As all our
expectations are completely
turned over and inside out, we
realise the madness and absurdity
of living in the Soviet Union. The
pain and terror is spelled out in
harsh black and white irony.
by Christian Raupach
HAT would it be like to be held in jail, and
then forgotten?
The German film Ice tells the story of Shandor, a young man from
a small Austrian-Hungarian border town. Arrested on a drunk driving
charge, the youth is simply forgotten, disappearing for nearly three
weeks before police realize that he is in a holding cell in the basement
of the station.
Although it is not mentioned in the film, Mittermayr is quick to
point out that the film is partially based on an actual incident that
occurred on the Austrian-Swiss border.
Mittermayr changed the setting of the incident to Riedau, a small
village on the Austro-Hungarian border, and began to invent the
amazing—yet factually presented—fictionalized account of what
"might have happened."
The film's simple portrayal of
by Sylvie Peltier
PEAKING PARTS is the latest film by Atom
Egoyan, director of the acclaimed Family View-
and one of Canada's hottest film directors—especially
now that Speaking Parts garnered the best Canadian
screenplay award at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
Dubbed Canada's Sex, Lies and Videotapes, Egoyan's film explores
human relationships in the video age.
Lance (Michael McManus) works as a domestic in a hotel with Lisa
(Arsinee Khanjian) who targets Lance as the object of her obsessions. She
rents movies in which Lance has had parts as an extra and watches his
At work, Lance sees a screenplay written by Clara (Gabrielle Rose)
and based on the events that led to the death of her brother. Lance decides
to audition for a speaking part and meets Clara who sees her brother in
Speaking Parts is set in the
near future, in a world of TV phones
and video mausoleums. The relationships that develop between
Lance, Liza and Clara are all affected by the new media and the
illusions it both cultivates and preserves.
Speaking Parts
The characters live like robots
in a world reminiscent of Fritz
Lang's Metropolis. As the video
store owner points out: "It's easy to
make people cry: You just have to
know which buttons to push."
Egoyan refrains from pushing any
Only through the medium of
video, however, is their humanity
and warmth revealed: Liza watching Lance's bit parts with love,
Clara watching her brother's video
at the mausoleum, Clara and Lance
"making love" over the TV phone.
As the movie progresses, what
is real and what is illusion becomes
increasingly blurred, and emotions
escape from the video screen.
The two worlds converge on
each other: Extras from Liza's
rented movies begin to populate her
daily environment, the TV screen
psychically informs her of events at
the hotel. This convergence brings
about a happy but hoaky resolution.
Shot stylistically with a minimum of dialogue, Egoyan's film
intrigues and unsettles.
an Austrian village slowly transforms into a mystery as Shandor
vanishes, then becomes a spy
thriller as secret-service men
slowly but conspicuously try to
infiltrate the village. Finally, the
film turns into a medical drama
as Shandor's part in a secret
eastern bloc medical experiment is
uncovered. It also incorporates a
romantic theme in the form of
Shandor's obsessive love for his
perhaps not-so-dead girlfriend.
West Germany
While this criss-crossing of
genres is potentially dangerous,
Mittermayr, an ex-student of the
Munich film school, merely shrugs
it off.
In an interview last week he
said, "if the film wouldn't have
worked, every scriptwriter would
have told me how it should have
been done. But it was a challenge
to do it this way and it brought
some interesting elements to the
story. Besides, I'm not really a
genre director, and I don't really
want to be labelled as such."
Shot in 23 days on location in
Austria with an array of actors
and an Austrian crew, Mittermayr
was able to realize a project that
succeeds on every level. Although
his budget was slashed to a mere
US $500,000, he utilized a
number of locations, and even
staged a modest car chase near
the end of the film.
But the low production cost is
in no way evident on screen, a fact
Mittermayr can justly feel proud
Although the first half of the
film seems steeped in fact,
Mittermayr slowly draws us into a
web of intrigue, never letting us
know more than necessary, even
letting us come to our own
Mittermayr is pleasantly
surprised that Ice is doing so well
outside his native country, as it
was intended only for local
One can only hope that Ice
will get an American distributor,
so that a more general release will
enable the film to be enjoyed by a
wider audience. Keep your eyes
open—perhaps it will soon play at
one ofthe art houses. It's a small
film definitely worth checking out.
storm ...
by JeffHuberman
hen the famous
Beat Poet Allen
Ginsberg read to a
crowd of nearly 750 on October
6 at the Italian Cultural
Centre, he looked more like a
middle-aged, well-dressed rabbi
than the angel-headed hippy
character he assumed as a
1960's counter-culture leader.
But Ginsberg, introduced
as an "ecstatic, heavy metal,
Russian Jewish Boddhisatva,"
proved himself still the Beatnik
poet, a little older, wiser and
better dressed but still delighting
audiences with poems and songs
about his mother, real and
imagined CIA plots and his
homosexual loves.
On this night, for instance, he
gaye a stirring reading of White
Shroud, one of a series of poems
about his late mother, whose
madness significantly shaped
Ginsberg's personality and
Allen Ginsberg
Italian Cultural Centre
Ginsberg writes heavily
alliterated, long lined, or what he
calls 'open breath,' poems which
echo Walt Whitman. He characteristically drops articles to
highlight the alliteration and the
impact of his vivid images. At this
reading he used a sing-song
staccato tone, perfectly matching
the rhythm of his poems.
Many criticize Ginsberg
because his poems have changed
little in the last twenty years, but
none deny that he is a reader's
reader, caressing audiences with
his harmonium and Bronx b&ss
voice, using them to turn a
simple poetry reading into, as
they used to say, 'a Happening'.
While most know Ginsberg
for his poetry, he was also a
major media figure in the 1960's.
During 1967s Summer of Love,
he and Timothy Leary led
thousands into San Francisco's
Golden Gate Park chanting the
"om" mantra, creating enough
positive energy to stop the
Vietnam War. He gave a similarly simple speech, for seven
hours, to protesters outside the
riotous 1968 Democratic National
Convention in Chicago where the
Yippies chose a pig to run as
their presidential candidate.
Since then, Ginsberg has
travelled extensively, delved into
Zen Buddhism and other Eastern
religious practices, taught at the
spiritually-focussed Naropa
Institute in the U.S., and continued to write and give poetry
readings around the world.
Touring with Ginsberg is
Gregory Corso, another Beat poet
and contemporary of Jack Kerouac, Peter Orlovsky and Dennis
Levertov. Despite the fact that
Corso read his poems through a
drunken haze, dulling their
effect, he did have fine typically
Beatnik moments with humourous poems about Homer's (of
Iliad fame) imagined wife, Mary,
and what hell do when he dies:
Around people
if I feel I'm going to die
I excuse myself
telling them "I gotta go!"
"Go where?" they wanna know.
I don't answer
I just get outa there.
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that the Beatniks haven't died.
Corso put it in typical Beatnik
style when he interrupted applause for an unfinished poem
and yelled, "Fm not finished this
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The latest revelation is
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Pacific Coliseum. Yes, they have
become a 'stadium band.' And
there were those of us who
approached the event with
Pacific Coliseum
Needlessly, I might add. It
was a wonderful show, even a
great show, but with an interesting edge. At the beginning,
Stand was tossed off as though it
was a tune just to get over.
Then, with the first few
songs came greetings and
salutations flashed on a big
screen behind the stage, rather
like commentary in a silent film:
"Hello...It's great to be back in
(fill in name of your city
here)...Are you ready to rock and
roll?" and with a bit of comedy,
"Please do not wait for the
quietest moment in the quietest
song...to yell!" and onward, with
the kind of aristocratic, slightly
condescending tone that betrays
Michael Stipe's conceptions.
Stipe, whom I last saw in
the War Memorial Gym as The
Angry Man, has become The
pounds at
walls of
Shell-Shocked Man, looking like
a cross between Jane Siberry
(the haircut) and Lou Reed on
heroin (the dark circles under
the eyes). He was less chatty,
which was a little disappointing,
but all his petulant arrogance
was delightfully on display,
especially as he stood alone on
stage, hammering the back of a
steel chair with his microphone—a lovely noise, even in a
semi-full stadium. Meanwhile,
the regular, everyday musicians
played some really excellent
This band has lost nothing
in the way of integrity as far as
their sound goes, whatever their
own doubts may be about
themselves as a marketable
phenomenon. They offered up a
balanced, interesting show.
Highlights for me were the
renditions of South Central Rain,
You Are the Everything, Begin
the Begin, Feeling Gravity's Pull,
along with some material that
must be for the next album. A
by Bryson Young
closing medley included a couple
of old Syd Barrett and Velvet
Underground songs.
The doubts, however, were
apparent. This was a stadium
show, albeit a good one, but still
a stadium show—and this band
is evidently asking themselves
what this kind of event is about
in any meaningful sense. From
the screen projections to Stipe's
shirtless I'm a Rock Star dance,
there was an air of, if not
sarcasm, then self-mockery.
R.E.M. has adopted a new
(and more expansive) idiom, and
I'm interested in how they are
rationalizing it to themselves.
What are they thinking when
Time After Time sinks into a
sinister, apocalyptic hum, while
giant purple fish swim out of the
screen, and a guy in the blue
seats shouts "Play Superman!"??
This may be an opportunity
to really educate the masses
about various issues of personal
and political activism, as Stipe at
least wants to believe, but after
the show I was wondering
whether or not the righteous
environmental mentors had
gotten their message through.
The line up at the Greenpeace
booth was sorry indeed, while at
the t-shirt booths people stood
seven deep.
Where is this idiom of rock
music going as the 20th century
winds down? If anyone is
wondering, the boys in R.E.M.
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October 17,1989 LETTERS
The last Ghana
I must commend Hai V. Le's
courage in accepting a dialogue on
the issue of Ghana which he himself sparked off by publi shing very
subjective views on aspects of
Ghanian life following his brief
visit to the West African nation. It
is apparent in Lie's latest letter
that he is retreating from his original viewpoint which was, in every
way, demeaning. His tone now has
traces of objectivity, however I
must challenge his insistence on
the premise that Africans always
want to present 'a good albeit
untruthful image' of their continent to the world; hence the conclusion that our (Miss
Lamensdorfs, Mr. Owusu's and
mine) responses were loaded with
emotion rather than external elements of cognition and rationalism. I have no desire to throw
emotional volleys at Le. That
would be childish and pointless.
The facts were never in dispute. The issue was the author's
predisposition to ignore things
that reflect well on the people of
Ghana. The truth is, poverty and
disease exist in Ghana, but
Ghananians have positive aspirations and programmes exist, adequate or inadequate, to combat
these ills. One can hardly talk of
'aspects of development' in developing Africa and make no mention
of Women co-operative movements aimed at improving the
environment, education, health,
nutrition, agriculture and small
scale industries in the rural communities, let alone the growing
industrial and commercial sectors
in the larger cities. For Le to
assert that he discussed 'aspects of
development' in order to raise
'public awareness', he obviously
had no inkling as to how his objective could be achieved. A positive
tone would, of necessity, refer to
efforts put in by Ghanians to improve their stations in life, and not
how sorry the state of affairs is. A
journalistically competent article
should have refrained from being
judgmental and selective,0 but
rather be narrative, unbiased and
not stinking of paternalism.
The latest letter does not go
far enough either, and still has
glaring inconsistencies. He questions Miss Lamensdorf for charging that he took photographs of
people without their consent, yet
in his own words, he was involved
in a street scuffle for this very
reason. He labels the policies pursued by the Ghanian leader as
'foolish and oppressive' rather
than saying the Government of
Ghana pursues questionable policies yet has no suggestions to offer.
However, what has happened in
other countries where they have
had 'stool pigeons' of the west for
leaders e.g. Zaire, Iran, Costa
Rica, Bangladesh? Disaster of
another kind. Exploitation. Social
strife. In some cases these regimes
have had very turbulent aftermaths. I would suggest that Le
familiarizes himself with the
world politico-economic order before being all-too-ready to pass
If 'not too many facets of life'
in Ghana escaped Le's attention,
driven by the desire to foster the
spirit of co-operation, Le should
have presented Ghana as a slowly
developing, but striving and hopeful nation, not one riddled with
despair and frustration. Just what
sentiments were the articles
meant to evoke? Sympathy and
antipathy? Trust and mistrust?
Africa will not thrive on foreign aid
but international co-operation,
the beginning of which lies in
trust. Africa should be presented
not as 'aidworthy', but as creditworthy.
Lastly, it is true that the
phrase 'welcome back to civilization' is widely used, but I question
the appropriateness of its application in an article of this nature. As
a writer, one should have the intuition to predict the effects of his
words on the readers, be more flexible and choicier in his words and
less selective in his observation of
facts. Ifyou like, it was not funny.
David Kojwang
Social Secretary, African Students' Association
Sounds like our
kinda woman
Bzzzz. She's late. U.Wasealot
curses. Fuse blown. Lights left on,
electric blanket overheated.
Crashes into bathroom. Deodorant soap, plasticated make-up,
aerosol deodorant. "Fuck I need a
smoke." She lights up in her '67
Buick *Boat'. Squeals through her
blinding exhaust - wham. Shit.
Wasted Airea Donecarattale's car
again. Both en retard for an 830. 6
minutes later. B-lot. Airea and U.
Wasealot arrive simultaneously.
Screw class. Styrofoam coffee and
a smoke? - Sure. Bad notes in
class. Recopy over lunch: 7 baggies, 3 foil wrappers, 2 tetra-paks,
16 candy wrappers and a wad of
half-used napkins reveal U.
Wasealot's lunch spot. Skips
class. In need of new birth control.
She and the Buick roar downtown
(+ $35 fill-up). "Damn, a traffic
jam." 30 minutes, hasn't moved an
inch, and no smokes left! Jumps
from Buick, leaves it running. Unexpectedly - glug-gloop-glick-
splurchh - she slides into a pit of
excess street oil, aerosol cans,
pesticides, chemicals, unfiltered
sewage (human and otherwise).
The heroine, U. Wasealot, never
sees another wasteful day of her
life. Are you a U. Wasealot too??
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October 17,1989
THE UBYSSEY/9 Reclaim the
Saturday's Pro-Choice rally could have been more
successful if, as some ofthe speakers noted, a stronger voice
is used by the protesters in order for the opinion of the
majority to count.
Now that the rally is over, more steps are necessary to
continue its momentum. The speeches should have included suggestions for further action. They should have
emphasized the dangers of the proposed changes to the
existing law.
The cause should have been made more visible to those
who might not have been aware of what was taking place.
More signs, a more unified chant? If anti-choice believers
can receive media attention for stupid actions, why then
can't pro-choice supporters attract it for intelligent, peaceful demonstrations?
And the Pro-Choice rally also fell into the trap many
demonstrations fall into—they don't utilize the potential
created by a large body of people massed together. Although
demos still have their worth, they have become alienated
from what they have been, what they can be and what they
should be.
Demonstrations, once powerful populist statements
for freedoms and rights, have become neutered. They are
accepted and, therefore, easily ignored. Our role as participants remains the same as it always is in society, a passive
one, one which stays in between the white lines.
It is symbolized by the permit to walk on the streets
(who's streets are they anyway?), by stopping at the crosswalk, by never daring to cross the line which the police tell
you not to cross, by being policed by the "leaders" of our
The intrinsic quality of a demo should be empowering
and energizing. People should want to come to demonstrations because they are an assertion of their power. Protests
should be creative, spontaneous, not the same old following
the correct path.
That's the problem—it's just the same as writing a
letter to your MP—always asking those in power for concessions. There's no spirit which expresses our strength and
solidarity, independent of governments or parties.
Take Back The Night is an example of doing it right.
Every year women march together to reclaim the streets
they can't walk alone on at night. Whether it's guerrilla
theatre, demos should be a festival. They are inherently a
challenge to authority, to what exists already.
The mass majority of us are left out ofthe parliament
and the board rooms, the centers of decision-making. We
are left powerless. Demonstrations and direct action can be
one of our strongest forums to empower ourselves, to assert
our own strength.
October 17,1989
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The mast was left to the very end and they were tired.
So have a nice sleeeeeeep Steve Chan and Charles
Lugosi. Go to bed Steve Conrad, Maeghan Kenney,
and Carla Maftechuk. Bon Nuit Ted Aussem, Olivia
Zanger, Myron Neville, and Mark Howes. Wong
Kwok-Sum and Katherine Monk went off much
earlier with Jen Lyall and Bryson Young. Poor
Franka and Chung were most fatigued and dreamt of
joining Yukie Kurahashi and Ernie Stelzer who were
fast asleep in a big feather bed. Michael Gazetas,
Sylvie Peltier, Christian Ice, and Luis Piedmont all
were having pleasant Fruedian dreams in their two
bedroom apartments. Hao Li and Andrea Lupini,
and Joe Altwasser all slept on the job. Nadene
Rehnby and Keith Leung did too with visions of
power dancing in their heads. Meanwhile Mike
Booth and Rick Hiebert were happy to never get out
of bed again. May Wong, Heather McCartney, and
the two new ones were a big help in making the bed.
Also thanks to the rugby guys for the pillow fight and
now to everyone good-night.
Joe Altwaaear • Franka Cordua-von Specht
Kotth Leung • Nadene Rehnby • Chung Wong
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No problem!
It's nice to see so many
bright people in one place.
You know what the most
obvious thing about university is? Everybody is admitting their ignorance just
being here. That's what
makes us all so bright. We
know we're stupid.
You know what the
stupidest thing about us is?
Well, I'll tell ya. Ever hear of
global warming? You know,
carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane and other such
gases mixing in the upper
atmosphere trapping long
wave radiation as it heads
out into space. They say it
could cause the sea to rise
and sink parts of Vanouver.
Thank goodness, UBC is on
a hill. Oops. What about
Wreck Beach? Well I know
this is all old news, kind of
boorish really, but Fm perplexed none the less. How
come B Lot is full of carbon
dioxide spewing cars everyday , most of which transport
just one person? These must
be the socially confident
folks, those who not only
admit their ignorance, but
drive around showing it off.
There's another thing.
Just a small item. Ever hear
of ozone depletion? You
know chlorofluorocarbons
which break up 03 molecules and in turn allow dangerous ultra-violet radiation through the atmosphere. Beyond increasing
the risks of skin cancer and
a lot of other potentially
damaging effects, there really isn't anything to worry
about. I heard that styrofoam is a major contributor
to the production of chlorofluorocarbons. Hmmm,
must be some connection.
Think I'm going to keep using the cup I bring from
home—it doesn't weigh
much and doesn't take up
much room in my pack. Ifs
sort of trendy too.
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I thought of these
things while riding on my
bike to school today. I'm
bright enough to realize
that there's a lot I don't
know, but I've admitted my
ignorance publicly—ahh, I
feel more socially confident
now. I can ride my bike in
peace and drink coffee from
my ceramic cup—I feel
brighter too.
Jim Gates
Forestry 2
Sarah says
what she
I would like to comment
on the article entitled "SRC
results rejected".
I DID NOT SAY "education students are not eligible
for quorum" as Andrew Hicks
What I did state at Students' Council on Wednesday, October llth was that
the AMS Code and Bylaws
Committee were concerned
with how quorum was decided.
It states in the AMS
Code and Bylaws that quorum is ten (10) percent ofthe
active members of the Society who are DAY MEMBERS
at the POINT GREY CAMPUS ofthe University.
On behalf of the Code
and Bylaws Committee, I
whether the 3rd and 4th year
medical students (who spend
their time at VGH) and the
second year elementary education students (who are on
their practicum from September to December) are eligible to be included in quorum.
Sarah Mair
AMS Vice President
Chair, Code & Bylaws
Carol's logic
deemed faulty
Reading Kurt Prein-
sperg's opinion on commitment left me pondering the
issues he raised. I felt some
sympathy for both men and
women who can't seem to
find what they're looking in
their relationship. Today I
read Carol Hui's response. I
was deeply offended by her
vitriolic attack on one person's point of view. Her bias,
in my eyes, disqualifies her
from passing judgement
upon a self-pitying appraisal of a difficult situation. How's this for a
rhetoric of cliches? Carol's
words; "Women may con
men into making a commitment by sexual ploys. But
men force women into relationships by slamming their
heads into concrete and
threatening to kill them if
they ever tell anyone" Carol
doesn't bother to qualify this
statement with fact. Surely
not all men bash women into
relationships. I'm certain
not even most men are
guilty of this. At least Kurt
showed more fairness in his
appraisal. Carol suggests
that it is Kurt's fault he has
only met possessive women
and not those with "higher
standards", (I fear she includes herself in this eater-
gory), yet she leaves herself
open to a similar inference
by writing as an expert on
abusive relationships. I
think both the men and
women who stay in abusive
relationships need to seek
professional help and
should not label the rest of
us as a result of their fear
and hatred. These kinds of
generalizations are in no
way useful in solving the
differences and misunderstandings that exist between the genders. The forum she chose to display her
small mind does not excuse
her descentinto journalistic
Bernard LaRochelle
Arts 3.
Ubyssey sexist
& homophobic
The Ubyssey states on
its editorial page that content "judged to be libelous,
homophobic, sexist, racist or
factually incorrect will not
be published." What, if any,
are the criteria? I feel that in
two recent issues the Ubyssey staff have violated their
own policy.
The first time was during the debate on the proposed recreation facility.
The front page of one issue
during this period had a
picture of a battered woman
with a man standing next to
her holding a gun to her
head. The caption below the
picture made a joke about
voting irregularities on the
proposed recreation centre,
not only is a more mysogy-
nist image difficult to imagine, but it is also an insult to
battered women—belittling
and making fun of their
The second time was in
your Oct. 6 issue when a
letter was published asking
why students were not consulted over the decision to
let gay Games use some of
the UBC facilities. It does
not take much reading between the lines to realize
that the writer is extremely
homophobic and does not
"morally approve" of lesbians and gay men. Why then
did the Ubyssey editorial
staff judge this letter as well
as the above as the above
mentioned picture as acceptable? The explanation
appears to be that the editors have little or no sensitivity for the people (in this
case, women, lesbians and
gay men) they claim to be
Iris Bitterlich
Graduate studies
October 17,1989 Has anyone seen
Ken Armstrong's
sense of humour?
Ken Armstrong's recent diatribe about my comments re the
UBC PC club comes as something
of a surprise. When I wrote the
original letter ("Tories are amusing critters" - not my title, Ken), I
was fully prepared for a deluge of
responses from disgruntled Young
Tories. I planned to answer such
responses with silence, carefully
avoiding the initiation of a pointless and time-consuming attempt
to get the last word. However,
Armstrong's shrill, holier-than-
thou attitude and apparent lack of
anything remotely resembling a
sense of humor has led me back
into the fray.
Armstrong claims my letter is
"stupid" because it does not attack
a problem critically. Hardly. If
Armstrong had spent more time
awake in his Arts classes, he
would realize that satire is a valuable critical tool, and that this
form of "petty belittlement" has
been used for centuries by writers
like Aristophanes, Voltaire, and
Jonathan Swift. I don't pretend
my letter possesses the genius
their work inarguably does, but I
do think the survival of their writing attests to satire's continued
power as a critical medium.
Armstrong also claims the PC
club has more members than the
NDP club. My response is: who
cares? If Armstrong means that
more bodies somehow imbue his
club with some kind of innate
moral superiority, I would suggest
his argument is on some logically
shaky ground. Sheer numbers
never equate with intelligence or
common sense - just ask any lem
ming. Also, for a member of the
Arts faculty, Armstrong makes an
amazing number of typographical
and grammatical mistakes in his
letter. While sheer compositional
sloppiness alone is not sufficient
evidence to convict Armstrong of
obtuse reasoning, it is certainly a
sign that he wrote in haste, without pausing to reflect on the coherency of his argument.
Finally, I'd like to announce a
contest for alert Ubyssey readers.
Ill pay fifty dollars to the first
person who can bring me Ken
Armstrong's sense of humor - preferably in some kind of airtight
container. Judging from the completely humorless tone of his letter, it must have wandered pretty
far from his body by now, but, if
you're lucky, you may find it lurking about somewhere on campus.
Good luck!
Chris Brayshaw
Arts 3
We need student
housing NOW!
In Vancouver, clean affordable and convenient student housing is becoming increasingly difficult to find. UBCREC is now in the
process of developing a housing
complex on the corner of
Westbrook Mall and 16th. The
project will be a residential one
and therefore does not address the
concerns of students facing housing difficulties.
Mark Betteridge, president of
UBCREC, argues that the leasing
of the land will bring funds to the
university and that the student
housing problem will be addressed
because the complex will "help
alleviate the present housing
crunch" felt by all of Vancouver.
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Doug Brigham
(Kinkos Photocopies)
3rd Prize Winnners:
Sarah Yue, Piav Kandola,
Roy Pelletier, Mike Baldus
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The following judgement has been made by Student Court
regarding the validity ofthe "Dukes Cookie Petition" :
...the petition submitted by Duke's Cookies to the A.M.S.
Vice President on April 13, 1989, is a valid petition under
Bylaw 4(1) of the Bylaws of the A.M.S. of U.B.C. For this
reason. Student's Council must direct that a referendum be
held on this issue. However, in the opinion of the Court, the
present question is no longer an appropriate one to be put to
the students, therefore Council should refer the question back
to Student Court in accordance with Bylaw 4(2) to re-word the
referendum question.
Jessica Mathers
Clerk of the Court
I feel that the student housing
crisis could be dealt with more
directly by designating the land
for student residences.
I appreciate that the university needs more funding, but I
would prefer it to come from other
venues. Sacrificing land that could
be used to help future UBC students in their students in their
search for housing is not necessary.
Suzanne Vardy
This is just a quick letter to
ask you why the Ubyssey has not
printed a single word of coverage
from the Directors of the "Yes"
campaign since the SRC referendum results became known. All
I've seen so far is a front page story
on quorum which quoted exclusively "NO" campaign organizers,
a "Perspective" by a prominent
"NO" campaigner on AMS council,
and the listing ofthe SRC in your
'Ten Most Obnoxious Things' editorial. Is this what passes for balanced journalism at the Ubyssey?
Douglas Eastwood
Law 3
AMS is spending
money on the
wrong things
Last year, during all the hype
about a new recreation facility
proposal, I privately voiced resentment among friends because yet
another thirty dollars per year
was to be added to the expense of
my education. It may sound petty,
but an additional thirty dollars
expense  added  to  the  budgets
some of us are living on can cause
When there are other things
which are much more significant,
and capable of making an important contribution on behalf of the
students to this institution, it
seems to me to be terribly self-
indulgent, if not irresponsible, to
be pursuing a luxury like the Rec
Fac. At the time, I calculated that
a ten percent increase in tuition
fees would just about pay the university's contribution to the facility. It did not surprise me that the
Board of Governors imposed the
increase after seeing a reckless
and expensive pursuit of an extravagant facility by a very visible
portion ofthe student body.
The student body might, for
example, consider contributing
something more than the few new
day-care places the Rec Fac
planned. And what of the necessity for more units of affordable
student housing? Consider the
lack of funds to buy new volumes
for the libraries, or the lack of
facilities to house the books. Or,
going back to accessiblity issues, I
cannot begin to imagine my frustration if I were required to negotiate this campus in a wheel chair.
What I see as truly important is
that individuals in our society not
find an education impossible to
pursue because they do not have
money, sight, daycare, mobility,
clean and afordable accomodation,
We have paid the thirty dollars increase to Alma Mater Society fees this year. In case the Rec
Fac has been voted down, I doubt
the possibility of that thirty dollars being returned, and, unless
the plan is to spend more of that
money on further plans, votes or
campaigning for the facility (I can
find a better use for my money
than that), I do not need my thirty
dollars now. I have found a way to
part with it. I do ask, however,
that consideration be given to
putting the money to work addressing at least whatever small
portion of our accessability issues
it can.
Frankly, if I were asked to
vote on whether or not I would be
willing to continue to pay the
thirty dollars increase next year so
that we could continue working on
the types of problems I have mentioned, I would find room in my
budget, and I would vote yes.
Janice Tanche
Arts 3
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Birds boot UVic
by Franka Cordua-von Specht
Both teams were undefeated.
Both were top contenders last
year for the Canada West title—
the stepping stone to the national
championship—and both are
widely touted as favourites again.
It was then no surprise when
in their first encounter in near-
perfect conditions—sunny and
cool—last Saturday at UBC's
Todd field, the Thunderbirds and
the University of Victoria Vikings
squared off with the playoffs in
With identical 4-0 records at
stake, both sides played a clean
game that was aggressive, but
cautious to safeguard their winning streaks.
It was a tight-marking game
in which the blue and yellow jerseys of the T-Birds and Vikings
closely shadowed each other, there
were no opportunities for the
teams to unleash their talents in a
wide-open game.
"It was a battle of attrition,"
said defender Alec Percy, one of six
Thunderbirds who is a regular in
the Canadian Soccer League.
The Thunderbirds carried the
play in the first half, but were
frustrated by 6'7", Viking keeper
Scott McQuillan—the Calgary
Striker's keeper—whose spidery
arms snagged the ball out of midair on several occasions.
Though the Vikings pressed
early in the second half and kept
their rivals back, effectively subduing the Thunderbirds' quick
give-and-go attack, the Thunderbird defense held—allowing only
three shots on goal in ihe game.
With the tempo slowing in the
final quarter, the game still scoreless, it seemed neither team would
step off the grass a winner—nor
But then the Thunderbirds
put together a classic three-way
passing play.
UBC striker Neil Wilkinson,
deep in UVic territory, crossed to
striker Rob Reed who was positioned within the 12-yard line.
Instead of heading the ball, Reed
passed the ball to Mike Mosher
who one-timed a solid shot past
McQuillan. UBC 1 - UVic 0.
The goal sparked a desparate
but futile Viking counter-attack
that culminated in the Vikings'
sixth and final
corner kick of
the game.
The ball
passed dangerously close to
the net crowded
with UVic jerseys, but UBC
keeper Robert
safely hauled it.
"We didn't
want to settle
for a tie in our
home game
against them,
especially since
we're going to
Victoria in two
weeks," said
UBC head
coach Dick
Mosher, who
moved up his
son, Mike, from
defense to
middle in the
last few minutes to bolster
the attack.
The victory
lifts the Thunderbirds into first
place in the Canada West division,
ahead ofthe Vikings and the University of Alberta whom UBC
takes on next week.
T-Birds tackle year
by Michael Booth
With the new season unfolding, and with the puck-
birds starting to mold into a
coherent unit, there is optimism that this year, the
play-offs will be within
Not only has the UBC ice
hockey team added some experienced players this fall,
but when some of the walking wounded return to action
evaporated when Ray Woodley
was accepted by the registrar.
UBC's goaltending potential,
weakness became an immediate team strength.
Woodley joins the team after several strong seasons with
the New Westminster Bruins
anc. an unsuccessful tryout
witc_ the goaltender-rich Vancouver Canucks. Woodley receives capable backup from ex
T-Bird Ray Silvey and Brad
Runners bury Vikes
by Myron Neville
The University of British Columbia's varsity running machines trounced the University of
Victoria Vikings in last weekend's
UBC women's team won
han-*'1 y 26-29 and the men's squad
charged home 19-36.
The rolling and grassy Beacon
Hill course in Victoria provided
demanding conditions for varsity
and open runners alike.
Vikette Robin Meager covered the short 5km distance in a
speedy 16:35, winning the overall
women's race
Competing in the open division, Dave Campell—who ran the
1500 in the Seoul Olympics—was
the overall winner with a time of
29:05 over the men's 10km course.
The opening mile of the
women's race was sluggish with
half of the field bunched in a pack.
After the two-mile mark the
Vikings had secured the top three
spots, but the T-Bird had its counting runners stacked in the top ten.
UBC's Meghan O'Brien
(17:16) led the team effort and was
followed by Teresa Rind (16:28),
Lisa Parish (16:50), Frederique
(16:50 and Karen Reader (18:04).
Running for their lives over
the former burial grounds of an
ancient tribe, UBC men's team
hammered their opponent by securing top finishing spots, effectively closing the door on any challengers.
Following on the heels of
Larry Nightingale (29:45)—winner of the university division—
were Allan Klassen (30:23), Brian
Klassen (30:54), Mike Moon
(31:10) and Tom Bessai (31:18).
"Fm sure our team will be a
medal winner in the Canada West.
We're all shootingfor the top ten. If
T-Bird's Scott Frizzell eludes Dino check.
in the new year, the T-Birds
should be in strong contention for one of four Canada
West play-off berths.
The biggest concern of
UBC coach Terry O'Malley
during off-season recruiting
was finding somebody to fill
the void left by departed
goaltender Carl Repp.
Last year Repp was the
team's backbone, leading
Canada West in appearances
and shots stopped. After
playing with Canada's
Spengler Cup team, Repp
was rewarded for his efforts
by being selected by the Los
Angeles Kings in the NHL's
supplemental draft; he is
currently playing for the
Kings' New Haven farm
Yet  O'Malley's  worries
we keep it up well be just as much
of a threat at the nationals," said
Nightingale, who is rid of his anemia.
On October 28, the UBC
cross-country are off to the Canada West championship in Lethbridge.
One of the T-Birds' big
problems last year was an inexperienced defensive corps
that permitted a league high
946 shots on goal. Experience
should not be a problem this
year as Rob Rice, Henry
Czenczek, Peter Twist, and
Eric Ferland are all returning.
The defense has been bolstered by such talented newcomers as Rick Herbert and
Casey McMillan. Herbert joins
the T-Birds after stints with
Tier I teams in Regina and
Portland and last year's
Richmond Sockeye's team.
Kamloops native McMillan arrives after stops in the Western
Hockey League's Lethbridge
Broncos and Kamloops Blazers.
Junior varsity defenseman
Michael Cahill could be called
up in the event of an injury to
the starting six rearguards.
The strength of this year's
squad is the balanced attack
produced by their forward
lines. All four centres are returning, including last year's
leading scorer and team captain Grant Delcourt. Mike
Ikeda, who led the team in
scoring last year before a
knee injury in the fifth game,
will be back along with last
year's second leading scorer
Rich Dusevic.
Toughness and penalty
killing will be provided by
feisty and hard working Jay
Barberie. After Christmas
more goal scoring punch will
be added to the team with
former University of Alaska
center Jeff Crossley. Meanwhile, Scott Ferns will move
over from left wing until
Delcourt returns from a rib
injury he suffered in an exhibition game.
Ferns will be joined by
returning left wingers Dave
Cannon and Rob Whiton.
Cannon is an able goal scorer
and Whiton's versatility allows O'Malley to use him on
defense when needed.
The 'Birds have added
considerable experience to
the left side in the form of
Kevin Hoffman. Hoffman
arrives on campus after play-
ing at Arizona State,
Kamloops and last year's
New Westminster Royals.
Most of the new faces on
offence are on right wing
where last year's third-leading sniper Kevin Taillefer
and second-year man Joe
Sobotin are augmented by
newcomers Scott Rawson
and Scott Frizzell.
Rawson, a former captain ofthe New Westminster
Bruins, has the unique advantage of being a left-
handed shot from the right
side. Frizzell was captain of
last year's edition of the
Powell River Paper Kings
and his hard, accurate shot
will be a welcome addition to
the 'Birds attack.
The 'Birds will acquire
depth to the right side when
former Spokane Flyers winger Gregg Delcourt returns
from a knee injury in January.
The Thunderbirds will
have their work cut out for
them, however, as they are
competing in the tough Canada West conference.
"There are six strong
teams going for four play-off
positions" O'Malley said.
"Calgary and Alberta haven't lost many players and
Calgary has added several.
Manitoba and Regina will
also be tough."
Rugby-Birds still undefeated
The UBC rugby team extended its
winning streak to 6-0 by sweeping past the
Vancouver Rowing Club 48-6 last Saturday.
Icii-Birds split pair
The UBC ice hockey team put in a
spirited performance this weekend against
the University of Calgary Dinosaurs.
Losing 74 on Friday, the T-Birds, led
by the play of UBC goalie Brad Macdonald,
won on Saturday, 2-1.
Bird shells' finish Is untimely
Last weekend the UBC rowing team
was surpassed by the speedy University of
Victoria Vikings.
At Deep Cove on SaturdayUBC's
women's heavyweight and lightweight finished 3rd and 4th. The UBC men's heavyweight and lightweight placed 2nd and 4th.
On Sunday at Burnaby Lake, the Viking heavyweight eight won the men's event
and was followed by UBC heavyweight,
lightweight and junior varsity heavyweight.
The Vikette heavyweight eight finished ahead of UBC women's lightweight
and heavyweight, respectively.
Field-Birds soar in Prairies
The T-Birds defeated the Universities
of Calgary, Manitoba and Alberta, losing
only once to the University of Victoria Vikings, 2-1, lifting the team into second place
in Canada West.
Vol ley women lose
by Mark Howes
The UBC Thunderwomen lost
8-15,15-3,15-12,15-8 against the
International Ambassadors in
women's exhibition volleyball last
Saturday night at War Memorial
An all-star team from Irving,
California, the Ambassadors
boast high-ranking players from
across California, New Mexico and
The T-Birds were in control of
the first set with rookie middle
hitter Pat Voracek spearheading
the attack, racking up eight points
on her serve, and leading the team
to a 15-8 win.
But the T-Birds' momentum
flagged in the second set as the
Ambassadors blew past them 15-
The third set was a blazing
duel of spike-and-serve tactics in
which the T-Birds were edged out
Power hitter Sonya Wachowski showed her versatility, at
times stunning the Ambassadors
with sonic spikes, and then, when
they expected another blistering
shot, only lightly tapping the ball,
letting it dribble over the net and
land like a poached egg on Ambassador court.
Wachowski's talents were
missed late in the game when she
came down too close to the net
from a spike and landed on an
Ambassador blockers' shoes,
twisting her ankle.
The Ambassadors took control in game four and showed a
knack for hitting the ball right
down the line, winning 15-8.
The T-Birds's take on the
University of Winnipeg women
team next Thursday at 8:30p.m. at
War Memorial Gym.
October 17,1989


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