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The Ubyssey Nov 6, 1980

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Array Students hit by fee hike
Frustration. Anger. Disgust.
Students reacted to Wednesday's announcement of a tuition hike at UBC with
disillusionment and depression.
Fees are going up an average of 13 per
cent. Some faculties face increases of more
than 17 per cent. Student politicians, who
claim to have worked long and hard against
the increases, say they feel like they've banged their heads against stone.
Despite student appeals for reasonable tuition fee increases at Tuesday's board of
governor's meeting, including the presentation of a petition opposing the increases signed by 1,4% students, the board made no
alterations to UBC president Doug Kenny's
original plans for fee hikes.
"Yesterday's meeting was the worst I've
ever seen. . . I just couldn't believe it," said
student board representative John Pellizon
"The student presentation was one of the
best ever made on tuition fees. We were
calm, rational, and presented excellent
points. There was no foaming at the mouth.
"I thought the presentation had taken effect (on the board members), but then it
seemed everything we had said was ignored
or passed over.
"What a depressing night it was. I was very
upset. What happened last night really
disgusted me.
"After that meeting I've really got to
wonder whether they (the board) ever really
consider student input in any decision they
make," Pellizon said.
Anthony Dickinson, the other student
board representative, said, "I had the impression the majority of the board had their
minds made up before any discussion on the
fees even took place."
"It's got to be one of the world's most
frustrating experiences to argue against
something you know is stone," he added.
Al Soltis, Alma Mater Society external affairs coordinator, said, "I felt ill after the
meeting. You go there, and it's just an empty
void. It makes you realize how alone you can
"Did those 23,000 students (at UBC) really
care about tuition fees and the work we've
done? Did it mean anything to them?"
But Maureen Boyd, a student who took it
upon herself to battle tuition fees by starting,
with her sister, the petition opposing the fee
increases, provided a different glimpse of the
"On one hand the AMS (executive) complains about student apathy, but when students finally do start doing something on
their own, like circulating a petition, they
turn around and stab the student body in the
back," she said.
She said she was upset that AMS president
Bruce Armstrong downplayed the role of the
petition at the board meeting, and didn't
utilize it as a weapon.
But she said, "I think more people signed
the petition than voted him (Armstrong) in."
See page 2: BOARD
Time denie
to AOSC reos
Vol. LXIII. No. 25
Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, November 6,1980
Several council members are embarrassed and disgusted with the
treatment of two delegates from the
Association of Student Councils
who were not allowed to speak at
Wednesday night's student council
Council will decide on Nov. 19
whether it wishes to withdraw from
AOSC, but did not allow AOSC executive director Rod Hurd and
board member Tracy Kuhtz an opportunity to answer questions about
the organization.
Hurd and Kuhtz had flown to
Vancouver in order to attend the
But some council members were
hostile towards the Alma Mater
Society executive for its treatment
of Hurd and Kuhtz.
"Rod Hurd came here especially
from a travel association meeting in
New York and we did not even acknowledge his presence in the
room," said student senator Aleda
Moonen. "It's like they said, 'you
came all the way out here. Too bad.
Go home.' "
(Hurd waited for two hours at the
meeting  before   being   forced  to
leave to catch a plane back to New
"We did not handle it very well,"
said AMS external affairs coordinator Allan Soltis.
Three times during the meeting
the point was raised that the guests
were waiting. But no one put forward a motion to Bruce Armstrong,
chairman and Alma Mater Society
president, to amend the agenda.
Earlier Wednesday Hurd and
Kuhtz met with members of tie
AMS executive to discuss tiie
recommendation to withdraw from
It was made clear at the meeting
that council would not consider discussing the recommendation until
the Nov. 19 council meeting.
"We were really disappointed
that we did not get a chance to talk
to council members," Kuhtz said
Wednesday. "AOSC just wanted to
answer questions, not speak on the
motion to withdraw."
Council will make a decision
without AOSC input and leave it up
to the service organization to fine a
solution, according to Armstrong.
AMS 'too fast
The Alma Mater Society executive is moving too fast with its
plans to pull UBC out of the
Association of Student Councils,
the AOSC executive director said
Rod Hurd, who was not allowed
to speak at Wednesday night's
students council meeting, told The
Ubyssey Wednesday afternoon the
ramifications of UBC's withdrawal
from AOSC are serious enough to
require long contemplation.
"The AMS is not required to
make an immediate decision and
there is a lot of room here for
discussion. We need to be patient
and give the process some time," he
AMS president Bruce Armstrong
is leading the campaign to pull out
of AOSC because of its plan to
create a new national student
organization in affiliation with the
National Union of Students. (Armstrong says he wants to keep services and politics separate.)
Hurd said the AMS is isolated
from student councils across the
country in its opposition to the
planned merger.
"Their basic philosophy, against
mixing politics with services, is at
odds with the vast majority of
voting members of AOSC and the
members of NUS," he said.
According to Hurd, the new
organization would be an extension
of the AMS or any local student
"The AMS has to deal with
political issues like tuition increases
and at the same time they sponsor
various services for their members.
We are trying to create at the national level exactly the same thing
that exists at the local level."
Hurd said AOSC is "extremely
serious" about the AMS concerns
and is planning to strike a task
force at its next board of directors
meeting "to consider all points of
view on all the issues."
While Armstrong is determined
to pull out of the organization
before the AOSC board can mett,
Al Soltis, AMS external affairs
coordinator, wants to postpone any
decision until further talks are held.
"We shouldn't do anything
before AOSC has a chance to get
their task force off the ground and
we see what they have to say. It
could be a good thing," he said.
Hurd said the AMS hasn't had a
chance to get all the information.
"The issues are complicated and
nothing is going to happen overnight. It is going to take at least
three years before we approach the
reality of a new organization," he
"There is a tremendous amount
of enthusiasm in the rest of the
country for re-structuring. It wouid
be a shame to dampen a re-
emerging commitment from a lot of
schools to a national organization
— a new unified student
movement," he said.
— atuart davia photo
PHOTOGRAPHER ESCAPED with camera intact, albeit with nine separate fractures, after discovering UBC
precision drill and mindless violence mugging team roaming rooms of SUB preying on pinball thieves and evil spirit
holding black box with glass in front that steals soul. Exclusive photo, specially retouched to look fuzzy and capture excitement of news immediacy, was result of long investigation of killer gangs wearing pajamas that terrorize
otherwise placid campus.
B.C. groups rally against Klan
ernment "is talking out of both
sides of its mouth." By Williams'
silence, she said, "Are we to understand that he is supporting the
Klan? If he is not supporting the
Klan, then why is he hesitating to
stop them?"
Neither Williams nor Wolfe
could be reached for comment.
"People don't realize they are
serious," Crump said. "Do they
have to kill someone first?"
"There is no doubt the (criminal)
code was broken. What I'm hoping
is that the court would just ban the
Klan out of B.C., period."
Meanwhile, the B.C. Federation
of Labor has asked education minister Brian Smith to take steps
against the Klan's distribution of
literature to high school students. A
Vancouver school board spokesperson has pledged that the board will
take action against any recruitment
done on school property.
Other groups supporting the
campaign include the Canadian
Council on Christians and Jews and
the Christian Benevolent Association.
Canadian University Press
Student organizations are rallying
with ethnic and labor groups to
have criminal charges brought
against the Ku Klux Klan here for
"inciting hatred and threatening the
The Klan has been actively recruiting in Vancouver, distributing
literature to students entering Vancouver Technical High School and
reportedly handing out orange
cards on the UBC campus with the
message: "Racial purity Canada's
Delicia Crump, of the National
Black Coalition, has written B.C.
attorney-general Allan Williams
asking permission to lay charges
against the Klan under section 281-2
of the Criminal Code for wilful incitement and promotion of hatred.
Student organizations are now
sending telegrams to Williams urging that he allow Crump to lay the
charges, as is required under the
The B.C. Students Federation
and  the  Simon  Fraser  University
student society have already sent
their telegrams, while the Capilano
College student society is expected
to do so today.
"The Klan is a criminal, vile organization and it should be
banned," said SFU student society
officer Doug Fleming, who plans to
push for full student society support of the campaign.
Crump, who is also president of
the B.C. Association for the Advancement of Colored People, says
Williams is stalling on her request
and is angry that he has yet to make
a public statement about the
"documented evidence" she sent
him. The evidence is a transcript of
a CBC television interview with Canadian Klan director Alexander
Telegram campaign organizer
Miguel Figuero says provincial secretary Evan Wolfe denied late last
week having seen the charges. They
were mailed Oct. 27. Wolfe has said
the attorney-general's department
planned to monitor the Klan, but
expected no crackdown.
Crump said the provincial gov- Page 2
Thursday, November 6,1960
Board attitude 'dangerous'
From page 1
She said the fight against tuition
fee hikes had been handled very
poorly by the AMS executive. "I
hate to criticize, because I know a
lot of work went into it. I don't
think all AMS members bungled it,
but as a front they really bungled
it," she said.
But she said the internal problems of student council were not
the main issue.
She also said she felt some AMS
members were "just thinking about
their names and their future careers
in politics."
"What we're talking about is accessibility of education," she said.
"This isn't a business, it's an institute of learning. But of course,
that might sound radical to the
Steve Shallhorn, spokesperson
for the B.C. students federation,
said the attitude of UBC's board on
tuition fees is dangerous.
"We're really concerned that
what happened at UBC will happen
to other universities," he said.
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All concerned students, and people representing campus
clubs, societies and organizations are invited to attend two
public meetings to discuss the proposed building renovations
to S.U.B. — the Courtyard renovation on the first and second
floor, and the renovation and expansion of the Basement
towards the Aquatic Centre. All questions, suggestions and
any alternate proposals will be welcome at these meetings.
The proposed plans for renovating the Courtyard and expanding the Basement are on view in the first floor display case
beside the CUTS Office in S.U.B.
First Meeting, Nov. 7th in SUB 205
Second Meeting, Nov. 10th in SUB 209
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Thursday, November 13, 1980
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Sponsored by the Office of Co-Operative
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Digital is changing the way the world thinks about computing.
Digital Equipment of Canada Limited cordially invites
students and staff to the Student Union Building, Room 205,
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Come and see some of the newest scientific and educational
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EUDUD Thursday, November 6,1960
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— eric eggartson photo
PICTURE FADES away under steady gaze of art lover in Evil Eye competition at SUB gallery. Despite handicap of
polarized lenses in spectacles, gazer turned canvas to pure white in \eas than three minutes, causing suspicion
among judges which led to discovery of cache of Venetian air pollution n contestant's briefcase. Gallery retained
many unblanked pictures for displaying to jaded eyes of students each weekday.
'Cosmic Watergate'coverup bared
An alleged UFO crashlanding in
New Mexico in 1947 was the beginning of "the cosmic Watergate,"
nuclear physicist Stanton T. Friedman said Wednesday.
Unidentifiable debris and the
bodies of four foot tall humanoids
were discovered at the site and 58
people were talked to about the incident, Friedman told 300 people in
the SUB auditorium.
An initial government release in
1947 regarding the incident which
stated that parts of a "flying disc"
had been found was quickly replaced with the official explanation that
it had simply been a crashed
weather balloon, he said.
Friedman, who researched the incident which has recently come to
light, said, "Maybe it's the beginning of the end for the coverup."
Governments cover up UFO findings in order to figure out how the
UFO's work, keep other governments from figuring out how the
UFO's work and keep people caring
more about their country than the
earth as a whole, Friedman said in
response to a student's question.
If two trusted figures, such as the
Pope and Walter Cronkite, announced that some UFO's were
from outer space, people, especially
the younger generation, would be
encouraged to think of themselves
as earthlings rather than as citizens
of a particular nation which would
be bad for governments, he said.
Friedman said he believes alien
societies are investigating earth in
order to make sure that we pose no
threat to their security.
Friedman is only interested in
reports by competent observers. He
said these are ignored by doubters
who he called "noisy negativists."
He said people who dispute the
existence  of  flying  saucers  have
been ignoring important information or are afraid of riducule.
"Professional opinions are supposed to be based on data and
ethic," Friedman said.
"If you don't want to look at the
data you can reach any conclusion
you want, but that's not scientific."
Board to join
cutback fight
The UBC board of governors
joined the university's battle against
inadequate funding from the provincial government when it met
Tuesday afternoon.
The board formed a committee to
examine the grant allocation
policies of the Universities Council
of B.C. and provide alternatives to
the funding formula UCBC uses.
Government funding shortages
and UCBC's funding formula will
cause $2.3 million in cutbacks at
The UBC senate formed a committee to challenge UCBC's funding policies in mid-October. The
board committee will work
separately from senate's, but both
will make a joint presentation on
the subject to UCBC and the provincial government.
Some board members questioned
senate's role in the issue, saying it
was a financial matter which should
be dealt with solely by the board.
But   administration   president
Doug Kenny said the cutbacks will
have a very serious affect on the en-
'tire university and "the academic
community wants a real serious
kick at this can."
Senate had also unanimously
condemned a funding formula based on enrollment when it formed its
Commenting on that action, Kenny told the board, "It's a rare day
for senate to pass anything
unanimously, but I guess that
shows the strong feeling on the subject."
In other business, the board was
told the housing department's conference operations revenue will be
13 per cent less than budgeted due
to the strike of local one of the
Association of University and College Employees last spring.
A memorandum from housing
director Mike Davis showed that instead of the budgeted $998,944
revenue, the department only earned $865,000.
The loss was due to picket lines
set up by AUCE at the Walter Gage
conference centre throughout the
month of May which prevented
some organizations from using the
centre, according to the memorandum.
Rug rats scared
by the real thing
WINNIPEG (CUP) — Children
at the University of Winnipeg
daycare centre face daily hazards
from the insanitary and unsafe conditions of the facility, according to
U of W daycare service director Liz
The centre is located in the basement of a 70-year-old building
which is insect and mouse infested,
lacks proper ventilation and heating
systems, and is too small for the
number of children attending.
"The children don't often see the
mice, except when they get caught
in the traps," Peterson said, "but
they are often upset by the beetles
and silverfish, because they find
them in the area where they take
their naps."
The ventilation and heating
system also cause major problems,
Peterson said. Ventilation is almost
non-existent, which becomes hazardous when noxious fumes from the
nearby print shop become overpowering, she said.
Heating cannot be controlled by
the daycare staff, which results in
the daycare inhabitants "either
freezing or boiling to death," according to a report prepared by the
daycare staff for the university's
board of regents.
The daycare staff also feel the
centre's space is too limited to allow
a healthy play atmosphere.
The only solution to these problems, the centre's staff said, is to
move daycare to another location.
But space in the downtown
university, which occupies one city
block, is at a premium.
Peterson hopes the daycare
report to the board of regents will
help their case.
"If we get to work on moving
daycare this year we stand a good
chance of getting a grant from the
provincial government," Peterson
said. "If not, well, it probably
won't be a long time until the health
officials get after us."
Myth a reality for western separatists
The party that Pierre Trudeau
says does not exist is a registered
political party in British Columbia
and plans to run candidates in all
provincial elections in western Car -
A representative of the Western
National Party told 35 people in
SUB 119 Wednesday that the party-
has candidates for 27 provincial ridings in B.C. and four in Alberta and
is organizing to add to those totals.
Stan Bennett, Western National
Party secretary, said, "the political
balance has changed in the last five
Western Canada is discontented
with the constitution debate and tht:
federal budget announced las:
week, he charged.
Trudeau wants to lower his $16
billion budget deficit onto the back
of western Canada and has done
nothing about inflation, Bennett
"We don't have a budget to control inflation. We have a budget tc
control western Canada."
The federal government is taking
billions from the west in tax dollars
and then giving back $4 billion for
the CNR to double-track the railway, he said.
Bennett outlined the basic beliefs
of the Western National Party
which he said was a party of the
centre right.
The party believes in parliamentary government with two houses,
the right of recall and popular referendum, Strict control of non-renewable resources, controlled immigration, and one official language spoken by "non-hyphenated
western Canadians," he said.
Bennett outlined other forms of
control which will be exerted over
the west.
Western Canadians should be
concerned that under current constitutional proposals five supreme
court judges could come from Quebec, leaving only six of the 11 positions for the other nine provinces.
Western Canadians will resent this,
Bennett said.
"Why won't Trudeau change the
constitution in Canada? He can't."
The West will not agree to the proposals, he said.
Bennett said it is unlikely Britain
will change the constitution with
western discontent.
And Bennett said he is also not
interested in changing the constitution. "I'd leave. It is the end of the
The Western National Party
plans to leave confederation using
the same tactics as the Parti Quebecois in Quebec, he said. The party
will run candidates in provincial
elections on the separatist platform.
Bennett said electing 20 MPs
from the West will not have any effect in Ottawa. "It has to be provincial. Trudeau said so himself."
As an example of eastern domination, even the press is controlled
from the east, he said.
When the western National Party
sent a news release to the Vancouver Sun on a survey conducted by
the party, the paper did not print
the results until they came back
over the Canadian Press wire service from the Montreal Gazette,
BENNETT . . . end of the road
Bennett said.
The survey, conducted across
western Canada, asked, "Would
you support a separate country of
Western Canada if the differences
with Mr. Trudeau cannot be resolved?" The survey showed 47 per
cent in favor of separation, he said- Page 4
Thursday, November 6, I960
No one had the guts
Anyone who was there can't help but feel bitterness, a bad taste in the soul that can't be
sweetened. But anyone who wasn't expecting it
is naive indeed.
The board of governors, bolstered by extra
security precautions, put on their false faces and
pretended to listen while students tried to tell
them their problems. They did a commendable
acting job, then went on with their business,
which this particular Tuesday was putting post-
secondary education a little further out of the
reach of the average person.
Accepting cutbacks in funding, passing them
on to the university to reduce the quality of
education, then raising tuition fees 13 per cent;
these to the board are just figures to be
manipulated so a nice black bottom line can be
reached. The students themselves don't matter.
If the provincial government is bent on
destroying the financial security of our colleges
and universities, we would think a university
governing body might want to help in the fight
against their misguided policies. But they didn't.
If the board of governors fails to have any concern about the lack of accessibility to a decent
education students are facing, we would think
our Alma Mater Society would come up with a
strong, unified stand against the board policy.
But they didn't.
Instead they kissed ass and emphasized their
reasonableness. The board recognized this for
the weakness of purpose it was and ignored
And if the AMS can't organize to save
students from higher costs and diminishing
returns, we would think the students themselves
might want to assert themselves in their own interest. Very few did.
Next year you'll pay more for larger classes,
for a smaller course selection, for a fast decreasing voice in your own education. And yes,
through your inaction, you had a part in it all.
Along with a lot of others who lacked the guts
to fight.
The nightmare is here
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It must be a bad dream.
At a time when the threat of a large-scale war
on this planet is all too real, the people of the
U.S. have voted overwhelmingly to have for
their president a man who wants to throw out
SALT II, re-arm the American military and take a
hard line with the U.S.S.R.
Henry Kissinger, who will undoubtedly take on
a major role in the shaping of U.S. policy during
the presidency of Ronald Reagan, said even as
the votes were being counted that "we are no
longer ashamed of our power."
Reagan himself asserts that he will get the
U.S. working again. With large corporations,
such as munitions manufacturers, getting large
tax breaks and the taxpayers' money going to
defense expenditures, it is easy to see what the
U.S. will be working at.
For what it's worth — and a majority of U.S.
citizens have expressed their view that it's worth
a lot — the economy of the world's largest industrial power will improve. Gearing for war has
had that effect without exception.
Adolf Hitler used that economic strategy extremely well, bringing Germany out of the
Depression ahead of its neighbors and earning
the awed gratitude and loyalty of the people he
was oppressing.
Germany's economic rebirth led to an inevitable attempt at expansion — and inevitable
horror. The growth of military power in the U.S.
under Dwight Eisenhower led to the policy of the
U.S. as 'policeman of the world' — and the
tragedy of Vietnam.
With these historical lessons in mind, it is hard
to get enthusiastic about the way Reagan proposes to get the U.S. "working" again.
The shallow thinking, lack of sensitivity
toward other nations, jingoistic strutting and
shortsightedness of Reagan have all been the
subjects of jokes. Tuesday's massive victory for
him is a message to everyone on earth that there
will be little laughter to come.
The times we live in, for each and every one of
us, have become dangerous, frighteningly so.
November 6, 1980
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the
AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian
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Editor: Verne McDonald
Noah would have dumped this Cortina, Nancy Campbell cried in the rain. Yes, we're all wet. Verne McDonald and Gene Long raced after cops. Glen Sanford talked of unforeseen water traps. Arnold
Hedstrom splashed his way to an emergency phone booth, "get Bill Tieleman over here with hia boat,"
said Scott McDonald and Eric Eggertson. "We're sinking fa8t. Rescue this rag," Stuart Davis bubbled.
The struggle to press ahead would be pressed to a head. Mark Leiren-Young walked on the water.
Through rain, through cops, through Cortinas, The Ubyssey would get through.
Darwin not the only inconsistent theorist
We were privileged to hear the
Creationist argument last Monday,
in their never-ending quest for
"equal time". Well, not quite, for
we actually heard Dr. Christopher
Chui devote a lecture on the apparent discrepencies in our present
measurement of the age of the
earth. It appeared obvious to him
that we ought to abandon our acceptance of Darwinian evolution
when confronted with so many in-
constistencies as he indicated.
Indeed, it was a humbling experience to hear of the imprecision
of our estimates. However, it was
quite irritating to hear the several
inconsistencies of the overall
presentation, inconsistencies between the facts presented and the interpretations ascribed to them, to
say   nothing   of   the   careful
Be WUSCed away
UBC students interested in international development, especially that
of Latin America, should think about applying for the 1981 WUSC
seminar to Ecuador.
Two students from UBC will join a group of 30 Canadian students
from across Canada for the World University Service Seminar. With three
faculty members, they'll participate in a seven week programme which
begins July 11 and includes six weeks of travel, study and exploration of
aspects of development in various regions of Ecuador.
Students will select a research theme for areas such as sociology, anthropology, economics, agriculture, geography, education and health
sciences from which to develop a suitable topic with the assistance of a
faculty participant and Ecuadorian resource people.
The working language of the seminar will be English, but a familiarity
with Spanish would be an asset for students and a requirement for faculty
leaders. Past participants have found that the opportunity to travel with an
interdisciplinary group of students from across Canada a high point of
their experience.
Selected students will be required to raise a portion of programme
costs which will be covered by WUSC, including travel, lodging, meals and
all seminar activities. Interested students shouldn't hesitate because of
financial reasons as usually the portion left for the participant to pay is
quite manageable.
Deadline for student applications is December 5th so if you're interested
come to Buchanan 205 on Mondays at 12:30 where WUSC is sponsoring a
series of films in development. This is a good time to speak to past seminar
participants and to find out more about the seminar.
If you can't come Mondays, phone Mike Sayers at 732-9690 or pick up
an application at International House.
Faculty members are also invited to apply before Nov. 15.
Mike Sayers
avoidance by the speaker to expose
his own evidence to the test of
critical scrutiny.
For instance, a slick pamphlet
distributed after the lecture enticed
us to believe that several theories
have been put forward to explain
the evolution of present-day
species, each carrying mutually exclusive explanations for the complexity of living organisms.
We are told that Crick's Directed
Panspermia, Dobzhansky's Neo-
Darwinism, Oparin or Urey's First
Life Experiments offer "basic and
fundamental disagreements with
each other," including Darwin's
proposal for the Origin of Species
through Natural Selection.
The fault in the above claim lies
in attempting to undermine Darwin's explanation of the complexities of living organisms by opposing it to various theories not addressing this very concept. Crick's
Panspermia and Oparin's First Life
experiments propose to explain the
origin of life from abiotic conditions of the primitive earth. Stephen
Mail call
The Ubyssey letter typing collective denounces the corrupt and
decaying leadership of The
Ubyssey. The violent attack by an
imperialist editor against a striking
member of the collective will only
prolong the collective's heroic efforts to get a better deal.
Yvette will be avenged in the end!
Will Kurt Preinsperger please
pick up a personal letter addressed
to him at The Ubyssey.
The Ubyssey letter typing
Jay Gould's Punctuated Equilibria,
Richard Goldschmidt's Saltations
or Theodoras Dobzhansky's Neo-
Darwinism attempt to explain the
possible mechanisms through which
natural selection may act.
I have no doubt in my mind that
all of the above scientists support
Darwin's theory and discredit scientific Creationism ("Based on current knowledge of genetics, the
fossil record, the 2nd law of Thermodynamics, etc.") as misguided
rubbish. In fact, Stephen Jay Gould
has recently written a book, Ever
Since Darwin, in which he points to
several discrepencies inherent to the
Creationist explanation of evolution.
Scientific Creationism thrives on
a selective exploitation of the gaps
in our current knowledge of evolution. It is "reflecting a philosophy,
a personal 'faith', that is devoid of
scientific support." With Darwin,
at least, we nave gone a long way in
understanding ourselves and the
world surrounding us.
Perhaps we can find a conciliatory position by suggesting that
God created a Big Bang and suggested to elementary particles "Go
forth and assemble yourselves
however you please."
Andre Sobolewski
graduate studies
department of microbiology
Alternative not defined
I was surprised to read R. H.
Grabowski's reply to my punk-new
wave article because I think we are
arguing the same thing.
I included no definitions of punk
or new wave because the whole
point I was trying to make was that
everyone already has their own
preconceived notions of what these
two things are, these notions having
been produced on a large part by
the commercial print and audio
What makes CITR a great station
is that one can hear Led Zeppelin
right alongside Ultravox and the
Pointed Sticks. If CFOX played all
of these, people might not be as
biased as they are to alternative
When I mentioned My Love in
the article I was referring to the fact
that in 1977 it was on the airwaves a
lot, as a single from McCartney's
Wings Over America album.
Ross Burnett
science 4
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Page 5
Hypocrisy only winner in tuition fee farce
It was a farce, clear and simple.
When representatives of the Alma Mater
Society went before the university's board of
governors Tuesday to argue for lenience on
the issue of tuition fee increases, they failed
to comprehend that the decision had already
been made.
The board, composed primarily of
businessmen appointed by the Social Credit
government,   listened  politely to  requests
What that means is :hat students must pay
$15.9 million of UBC's $159 million budget.
Should UBC's budget rise to, say $200
million, students would contribute $20
million. To increase the student contribution
it is therefore necessaiy to raise tuition fees
by the appropriate level.
It is fairly obvious what this policy means.
Tuition will go up so long as the university's
budget goes up. And, because more than 80
per cent of UBC's funds go towards paying
ARMSTRONG . . . AMS president 'UBC's own Hamlet'
from the AMS to "be gentle" on the fee increase, asked a few civil and predictable questions and then kindly thanked the student
politicians for their presentation.
A short while thereafter, when the board
had gone into its "closed to the public" session, it overwhelmingly voted to raise tuition
fees by an average 13 per cent. As a sop to the
AMS it agreed to request that the federal and
provincial governments deal with deficiencies
in the student aid program.
Or is it? The ludicrous manner in which the
issue was discussed and settled, by both the
board and the AMS, raises more questions
than it answers.
To begin with, let's look at the board's
policy of indexing tuition fees, for it is this
policy which ensured that the AMS plea for
leniency and the more definite call of 1,500
students for no tuition increase whatsoever,
would be ignored.
The indexing formula is simple: students at
UBC must contribute "not less than 10 per
cent of the net budgeted general purpose
operating costs for the current year."
salaries, it's also fairly obvious that the
operating budget will continue to escalate annually.
Which means that students will be facing
annual tuition increase: of about 10 to 15 per
cent each and every yeir.
With such a policy, questions such as student ability to pay do not need to be considered by the board. Ii is a straight and simple mathematical calculation. Student
unemployment, wage levels, housing costs,
food costs, student aid availability, increasing student debt, and a multitude of other
factors have no place in the calculation.
So when the AMS representatives spoke to
the board, marshalling some pertinent data
on the plight of students, there was no question of not increasing fees. The formula dictated that. It was just a matter of politely
So for the board to pretend to pay attention to the AMS and student arguments, to
pretend to weigh the matter over in their
minds and to pretend that, based on all the
evidence gathered, they had come to the
agonizing decision that, yes, tuition fees must
rise, is one of the most cynical and loathsome
acts yet performed on a campus that already
reeks of moral hypocrisy.
Had the board any sense of honesty it
would have been straightforward with the
AMS and with the students of UBC. It would
have said: "Don't bother with your presentations and your petitions. Don't waste your
breath. You and your objections, however
powerful, however important, have no place
here. Leave now and learn something from
the shattering of your illusjons."
But they didn't. And thus the farce.
Samuel Beckett would have enjoyed the performance, for just as surely as the wait for
Godot will continue interminably, so will the
wait for an end to fee hikes while the board
continues with its current policy.
The theatre of the absurd isn't over yet
though, because some of the players refuse to
yield the stage. In the AMS student councillors we have one of the finest and most
unrecognized troupes of performers, mostly
clowns, to miss their cues and bumble their
lines on the student stage.
Let's look behind the scenes to see how
they prepared for their royal command performance. They began by drafting a script
only days before the show. One meeting was
called, with one day's notice and no advertising, for students to bring their concerns
about fee hikes to the attention to the AMS.
Predictably, few were able to hear about,
let alone attend, the dress rehearsal. Even
student council members, who were cued
beforehand, didn't make it, with about four
notable exceptions.
Those students who did show up advised
the AMS members on tactics. The urged the
AMS to attempt to persuade the board to
delay its decision until the late spring, when
the province's other universities make such
decisions, in order to prepare a strong argument. And they urged the council to warn the
board that the fight against fee increases
would continue even if the board went ahead
with the hike.
Somehow between drafting the script and
performing it, those acts were left out. To
make up for the oversight some new ones
were added.
Bruce Armstrong, the student president
and star of the show, did indeed criticize the
board over its indexing formula. That's
because he had his own indexing scheme to
To index or not to index, quoth UBC's
own Hamlet, is not the question. How to index, there's the rub. And so Armstrong, like
the other eager to please players, decked out
in coats and ties, proposed that tuition go up
based on inflation as interpreted by Van
couver's consumer price index, plus one per
cent for good measure.
Naturally such sensible speeches sit well on
the board members' ears. Board chairman
Leslie Peterson, with fitting irony, thanked
the troupe for its "reasoned" presentation
and they exited stage right. The irony, lost on
all the players, is that Peterson personifies all
that is wrong with post-secondary education
today and in the past.
As education minister under W. A. C.
[ freestyle)
Bennett's Social Credit government from
1956 to 1968, Peterson was responsible for
the continued and disasterous underfunding
of B.C.'s post-secondary institutions.
Now, as a reward for good service, he
helps further dismember the education
system, ensuring that the concept of universal accessibility to education is buried once
and for all.
The only provocative lines in our play, of
course, were fluffed. The petition begun by a
few angry students that garnered 1,500 names
in a few short days, the petition that didn't
ask for a "different" form of indexing but
demanded a stop to the war of fiscal attrition
being waged against students by the provincial government and its sympathizers on the
board, was made as short an interruption in
the program as was possible.
But in any event the show is not yet over.
Students, like those who participated in the
tuition petition or attended the fee fight
meetings, should now be able to see the need
for taking action on their own. The AMS has
made its position clear. It is not what
students wanted or needed them to do. It was
an elaborate farce.
The time for play-acting is over. Beginning
now students must organize against the
board and the provincial government. We
won't get much help from "our" AMS and
with the kind of help they've given so far,
we'll be better off without it.
It's not an easy fight but it must be started.
Otherwise we'll be treated to encore performances of the Tuition Fee Farce for years to
come, with no applause necessary.
Bill Tieleman on his better days is The
Ubyssey's news editor and is the greyest of
eminences the rest of the time. Freestyle is a
column for Ubysse staffers who just can't
take it any more.
Initiation Page 6
Thursday, November 6,1960
'Tween classes
VtaWog speakers series: Or. Jennifer Waerti-
Weltsrs, UVic French dept., apaaka on La
Fsmme Fatal* In French literature, noon, Buch.
Training sinlons, noon, Buch. 204.
Robin Shaesy and Frand Louann apeak on dental hygiene, noon, IRC 4. Last maating of term, all
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Special maating to dlecuas tha constitution, 5:30
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Leon Hurvta speak* on Exploring tha nature of
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Fraeer Easton, China consultant for Amnesty
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Roe ObenVn. Vancouver Sun reporter, apeaka on
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FHm, It's not your imagination, about sexual
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Prof. John Perry, chairman of the Stanford university philosophy dept., speaks on Personal
identity and survival after death, noon, Buch.
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SUB concourse.
Naw play by Ann St. Jame, songs composed
and performed by Joe Martin, noon, SUB auditorium. Free.
Ian wmiaon, keeper of rare books in London's
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Debate with Al Soroka on the resolution That the
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Pat Miranda, program coordinator of Laurel
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autistic children, noon, Scarfe 1006.
Executive meeting to dlecuas and evaluate departmental budget*, 1 p.m., private dining room,
graduate centre.
Eucharist, noon, Lutheran Campus Centre.
General meeting with guest speeker, 7 p.m.,
SUB 215.
Debate with Science Fiction Society, noon, SUB
Dr. Polan-Grzbows speaks on obstetrics and gynecology, noon, IRC 1.
lt'9 a forum
Alma Mater Society president
Bruce Armstrong's plans to spend
more than $2 million of your money
on the construction of South-Side
student centre and renovations to
SUB go before students Friday at
noon in SUB 219.
Be there.
Hot flashes
He turns to you, being a
sophisticated university type who
knows what to do when something
goes this drastically wrong with a
government service. What do you
And you thought all graduate
students are anarchists.
Just to prove you're wrong, the
graduate representative assembly
will hold a special meeting to
discuss the constitution today at
5:30 p.m. The collection of
Groucho-Marxists, er, graduates
will gather in the grad centre committee room.
We repeat, the graduate student
association is not a front group for
any form of anarchical collectivism.
What do you do
Your kid brother and hundreds of
other students stare in awe as
workmen begin demolishing the
high school which is only two years
old and has nothing wrong with it
You simply attend a seminar
which Canadian University Press is
putting on Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the
Ubyssey office (SUB 241k). Ros
Oberlyn, Vancouver Sun reporter,
will speak on reporting social services. He'll let you know how to
duck government bureaucracy to
get the heart of serious social service matters.
It'9 Off IfOS
She said she was from Paris, but
how could he trust her? But love
overcame caution with ease and
soon he believed everything.
If she said Jennifer Waelti-Walt-
ers of the University of Victoria
spoke on La Femme Fataie noon
Tuesday in Buch. 202, then it must
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French literature is actually taking
place today. But lies had appeared
in print on Tuesday and he was undone. 	
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Page 7
Olympic soccer hopefuls at UBC
Although most students are
aware of the Thunderbird soccer
team that represents the school,
very few know there is also another
soccer team on campus.
The Canadian Soccer Association, in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Coaches and
UBC, has set up a program which
will possibly lead to the next Pan-
American and Olympic games.
According to Dr. Robert Mor-
ford, director of the school of physical education and recreation, and
involved with some of the administration of the program from the
school's end, the involvement of the
school is minimal. Morford says the
only contribution the school makes
is the use of its facilities but the
CSA pays rental on these. The CSA
also provides funding and selects
the players on the program.
The team coach is Ian Franks.
Franks is a level 5 coach, which is
the top level in Canada (there are
only six level 5 coaches in the entire
country), and he is also a professor
From across Canada players come to learn
from the best despite Whitecap competition
in the physical education department.
Franks says the aim of the program is to not only develop national
level soccer players but also devel :>p
national class coaches.
One step in this direction tODk
place last week when Franks, along
with several other members of the
national coaching staff, gave a
clinic for lower level coaches from
all across Canada. Because coach
training is taking place here the
CAC is also providing funding.
Franks said the CSA chose UBC
as the main training site because of
facilities such as the John Buchanan
fitness centre, the close proximity
of two other universities, and the
year-round soccer weather.
The players which have been selected are from all across Canada
with surprisingly few from B.C.
considering the local soccer background here. Franks said the reason
for this is that the Whitecaps usual-
law defeats Blue
Engineers Blue went down to
Law I in the Handley Cup final in
Division I intramural soccer last
Despite the cries of "we're out to
break the law," the engineers were
unable to continue their two year
winning streak and were defeated 3
to 1.
It was a closely fought game and
was still 0-0 at the end of regulation
play. Two 7'/2 minute overtime
periods finished with the teams still
locked in a non-scoring tie.
A shootout was finally decided
on to break the deadlock. Five
players from each team attempted
to score on the opposing
Law 'keeper Eric Alekshejev
allowed only one goal by engineer
Bill Kent. John Russell, Chiis
McEwan and Ted Boe scored on
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for theirs.
The players also have the choice
of attending Simon Fraser University or the University of Victoria as
subsidiary programs have been set
up at those schools. This means
Franks has less players here than he
would like.
Both Morford and Franks said
there are problems with the program. For Morford the problems
are mainly administrative, such as
the coordination of the team's
needs with services of UBC.
And Franks is not entirely pleased with the scouting procedures. He
is hoping the CSA will be able to expand its efforts in this area to give
him a greater range of players to
choose from. Franks said another
problem was the lack of accommodation for non-academic players.
(This is another area where the
Whitecaps take players from the
CSA program.)
While Franks is an advocate of
education he realizes, that some
players are not prepared to attend
school just so they can play soccer.
The team plays in the Pacific
Northwest League. It is comprised
of several local men's teams as well
as the Whitecap and Seattle
Sounder reserves. While winning in
this league is important to Franks,
it is not his major goal. Since not all
of his players are together here at
UBC his main goal is to improve
each player individually.
One member of the team is Pierre
Groulx of Montreal. After two
months here, Groulx is very pleased
that he decided to participate in the
To Groulx it is an excellent opportunity to improve his soccer
while getting an education. He said
Franks is a terrific coach and is
pleased with the direction he is going.
Like most of the players on the
team, Groulx is getting a scholarship from the CSA which pays for
his tuition and living expenses.
About the only area the team is
unsure of itself is in its name.
Franks calls them Canada B, which
technically is what they are,, while
the other teams in their league call
them the UBC Nationals, which
does not sound so presumptuous
but will cause some confusion when
the regular UBC squad joins the
Northwest league after Christmas.
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Jobless are victims of neglect
This summer, the federal government, without so much as a blush,
announced that student unemployment had reached record levels.
There was a time when officials
of the national government were
embarrassed about so many young
people — one out of every six students this summer — being out of
But today, with the cost of living
escalating rapidly, unemployment
has taken a back seat to inflation as
the number one issue in the minds
of legislators. Policies of fiscal restraint are being instituted to eliminate inflation from the stagnating
All of which is very bad news for
students. The programs cut back
under government restraint have in
many instances been projects designed to aid students looking for
work during the summer months.
It is not only government policy
which has dampened student employment possibilities but also a
sagging national economy.
Students depend on two basic
factors for summer jobs, full-time
employees taking summer vacations
and summer expansion in sectors
such as the construction industry.
But with a sluggish economy
companies seem less likely to hire
vacation replacements. More importantly though, industries sucii as
construction are diminishing. With
interest rates skyrocketing, construction is being discouraged and a
lack of student summer jobs has resulted.
Last June, Statistics Canada revealed that 16.5 per cent of all stu-
found through the employment office or newspaper ads.
With unemployment escalating,
the federal government moved to
spend in the neighborhood of $110
million in various job creation projects last year.
This figure represents the slow
and steady decline of government
has complained that these types of
programs do not guarantee jobs
and benefit business more than students.
The federal and provincial governments have also tried to create
jobs indirectly through tax cuts for
businesses. However, even the respected pro-business C. D. Howe
Institute says these tax incentives
play a very minor role in corporate
investment decisions.
"We were told there was no
money available to increase the
number of jobs and that if the
wages were increased it would mean
less jobs to go around," Parr says.
Parr is convinced the government
must undertake to develop an industrial strategy with full employment as its goal.
"This would certainly involve a
turnaround in current policy," he
notes, adding that right now "the
'Women are harder hit because
the job market is more
hostile towards
that sex."
ployed. Penni Mitchell of Winnipeg
is perhaps a typical example. Like
many women she got a clerical job.
This is a direct reflection of
society's tendency to buttonhole
women into these job classifications.
Mitchell worked the entire summer at a federal government clerical
By Mike McEvoy
Canadian University Press
dents who, wanting to return to
school in the fall, could not find
summer work.
Lack of summer income affects a
person's ability to return to school.
A survey commissioned by the Ontario ministry of colleges and universities found that for one-third of
student respondents summer earnings was the most important factor
in deciding whether to go to university.
The study also points out that
women are harder hit because the
job market is more hostile towards
that sex. Parents with minimal financial resources are more likely to
educate their son than their daughter. This is according to a study entitled Does Money Matter by a trio
of Ontario academics.
What surveys also point out is
that on the average women make
less than men when they are em-
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who comes to wetness festival,"
said Reichsbureaucrat Nazi
Can't-tell, spokesthing for the
blorgs. "Everybody must get wet,
smear mud and brown fuzz liquid
on selves. Much fun," she said.
The John Barleycorn festival,
which will occur Friday at noon,
will be free according to silly
freditor Bland Sandface. "Drink
much, make fool of self. Biggest
fool gets to join Daily Blat," he
said. "SUB 241k place to be when
sun high in sky, oh my, yes."
"No hippies, please," said Vermin Bingbongold.
job and was hardly able to save a
dollar. This reality is likely to discourage many women from attending university.
This squeeze on the summer job
market seems to be perpetuating a
fact of the Canadian university system: university is the domain of
those persons who come from the
higher income backgrounds. Student association surveys at two Ontario universities show that students
from high income brackets are able
to use family contacts to get the
highest paying summer jobs.
The survey by the University of
Western Ontario students' association indicates almost half of the students from income brackets of over
the $40,000 a year mark found
their jobs through family contacts.
Another survey done of Carleton
students showed these jobs paid
higher on the average than a job
spending in the area of job creation.
$570 million had been spent the
year previous.
In the late '60s and early '70s
when student unemployment was
much less severe, the federal government used large amounts of
money to directly create jobs. There
were no end to the acronyms students could choose from for employment. There was LIP (local initiatives program), OFY (opportunities for youth) and a number of
others which aimed at improving
But with a slump in the economy
and a declining revenue base the
government decided to cut back
and these job programs were among
the first to feel the axe.
The move was probably one
which contained the least amount
of political consequences. Students
are a transient group which the government hopes will forget about
past actions. No group has been organized which officially claims to
represent the unemployed students
although the National Union of
Students has tried to fill this role.
Meanwhile, the government has
tried to juggle its remaining funds
to create some jobs. The short-lived
Tory government of Joe Clark devised a scheme in which employers
were subsidized by the government
treasury for hiring people above
and beyond what would normally
be the case.
The National Union of Students,
The other job creation method is
to cut personal income tax, which
occurred when provincial sales tax
was reduced temporarily a few years
ago. This is again dubious. In times
of recession people are more likely
to save money than spend. More
spending, it is reasoned, will spur
the economy and create more jobs.
But even if the money is spent it
might be used to buy products made
in foreign countries. Because of
heavy foreign ownership in Canada
the benefits of increased consumer
spending are leaked outside our
Before any economic theory of
this nature can be practised, the Canadian economy must be restructured to put control in the hands of
Representing 400,000 students
nationally, NUS has urged the government to directly fund jobs which
will allow students to work at a decent wage and assist different communities in local improvement projects.
But the requests have fallen upon
deaf ears, according to NUS researcher Jeff Parr.
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government is consciously using unemployment to fight inflation."
The federal government has established a task force "on employment opportunities in the '80s."
Employment minister Lloyd Axworthy said the task force is designed to look at a long-term strategy
for jobs but according to Parr it "is
nothing but a smoke screen."
"It's an amorphous body with no
focus. It is a definite attempt on the
part of the government to stall on
the issue of unemployment," he
Parr said in the short term the
government should increase direct
funding for summer jobs while
planning long-term strategies.
Meanwhile, the coming summer
leaves little room for optimism.
Economists of all ideologies predict
a further slide in the nation's economy. And with Allan MacEachen's
new budget proposing no new summer job creation programs, it is
clear the government continues to
see inflation as enemy number one.
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