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Array Inside...
Bill C-54
censured
Please see page 8
By Chris Wiesinger
If the Mnister of Health and
Welfere has his way, Canadians
have heard the last gasp from
the tobacco industry. On June
28,19B8, Jake Epp took a heavy
l^olTcalled C*51 and stored on
Canada's tobacco manufactur-
But Hie last gasp - if St is the
last gasp >» will certainly be the:
tobacco industry's loudest. Already, the second largest manufacturer ef tobacco products in
Canada, Eothman's, Benson &
Hedges, has filed & writ in the
Ontario courts challenging the
constitutionality ofthe bill.
C*Sl ban* all forms of tobaccoadvertis*
ingin thebroadcast and print media, as well
as promotion!, which sponsor cultural and
sporting activities, In effect* ii forbids
raentioning,forpurpos.Sof advertising, the
industry's corporate logo, and trademark
hrandnames in any public forum. And that
has ruffled feathers in several corporate
corridors*
A number oflegal precedents are cited
by opponents of the bill, spacjjScally court
verdicts dealing with freedom of commer-
dalextfresaioru Themain-»ntentioni*that
the bill prohibits the advertising of a legal
product, and in no way acta aa health legia*.
lation.
Carol Hoehu, spokesperson for
Rothinaa's, Benson & Hedges, says the bill
goes against the Charter of Rights, and, in
particular, the section which guarantees
the freedom of expression*
UBC Associate Professorof Law, Robin
EHiott* an expert in the field of <*>ftBtitu-
tional law, says a verdict on the appeal is
hardtOcaB*
"Experts have IwencaBedfbrward from
both camp, toindicafe lhat the law is either
valid or invalid. These lands of cases are
very difficult to predict. Both sides believe
that they *ou1d succeed; there are case* in
which courts have held that what's called
'commercial speech* is not protected at all
under the provision of the Charter lot
Rights] that speaka to freedom of expression*
There are, however* other cases that
say that commercial speech is protected,
and in those cases the courtshave gone on to
scrutinise the legislation that infringes: on
commercial expression* It has, in some
instances, struck down such legislation,"
Elliott adds, naming both the Quebec and
Ontario Courts of Appeal as examples.
According: to Smokers' Freedom Society (SFF), an organization formed in September, 1S$5 as a response to measures
being taken against smokers across Canada, any attempt to restrict freedom of
expression, such as C-51, will only standup
in court if, as the Charter of Eights stipulates, it is a "reasonable limit which can be
demonstrably justified.*
Opponents of C-51 have no qualms
about coming right tothe heart of the matter. The Mil, they argue, has nothing to do
with Safeguarding the health of Canadian
consumers, and as such, cannot be demon
strably justified.
"Consumers have a right to information,'' Hochu says* *We feel that the hill is
flawed legislation. It's purporting to be
health legislation, but it's not—.tV dealing
with the commercial practices of manufacturers who have a tight to inform their
consumers about a legal product."
John Foss, president ofthe Association
of Canadian Advertisers, agrees* "Wesee C-
51 as a bill that deals with advertising, and
not as proponents expect it to do and believed it would, as a health issue *
Foss notes similar attempts to ban:
advertising of tobacco products, in particular in Scandinavia, have met with unusual
results.
In a study which compared consump*
tion patterns between Norway and Sweden
after Norway, in 1975, banned tobacco
advertising* no change in the rate of decline
of consumption was found. Instead, Norwegian smokers continued smoking high tar
eontent cigarettes even after low tea: and
improved filter products entered the marketplace*
"In Sweden, the low tar and new, improved filter brands achieved a 52% share of
thetnarket, whereas in Norway it remai ned
at $0%, Which existed in i$7$**
Foss places the blame for this trend
squarely on the shoulders of Norwegian
anti-advertising legislation, *The Norwegian smokers were prevented, through the
advertising ban, from access to a lower tar
development and an. improved filter devel
opment "he says.
Rothman's is also concerned because
studies such as the one cited by Foss show
continued on page S
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Vol 17 No. 4
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August 3,1988 News
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mandel ngan photo
Station "IT
faces finish
Journalism hopes dashed,
non-fiction chair created
By Katherine Monk
The UBC campus post-office,
Station "U", is on the chopping
block according to local postal
union president, Marion Pollack.
"We haven't been told any-
thingformallyyetby Canada Post,
but we've heard it through other
members that the station will be
closed," said CUPWs Pollack.
"Canada Post typically waits until
the n'th hour until they make
these things public anyway," she
said.
Station TJ" is next in a long
line of stations closed in favour of
privatization, where the university would be offered the management of its own postal franchise - a
sub station, said Pollack.
In a letter addressed to UBC
President David Strangway, Pollack asked for the Board of
Governor's support, but is "not
optimistic" about the proposed
cooperation.
A Station "U" employee, who
preferred to remain nameless,
thinks the UBC community will
suffer.
"The only way to stop this
going through is enlisting the
support of the university community. They are the ones who will be
losing the service in the long-run,"
he said.
"The one thing people don't
realize is the loss of security in a
substation. There is no registered
safe for valuables, and yet people
are paying the same amount of
money as they would in a regular
station," said the employee.
"Privatization isn't new, it's a
world-wide scheme of protecting
the people at the top. Like UBC,
Canada Post is top heavy, and
instead of cleaning from the top
down, they are cleaning from the
bottom up," he said.
"I've heard complaints where
they've gone ahead with privatization. The mail is re-directed back
and forth between stations, and it
ends up in reduced service and
delays," the employee said.
AMS president Tim Bird said
union disputes are not his business.
"My main concern is that students aren't affected negatively. I
realize that may sound selfish, but
my job is to run the AMS, not the
federal government," Bird said.
The president's office declined comment as it did not know
anything about the issue at this
time.
By Carol Swan
UBC's creative writing department now has a chair in non-
fiction writing, while students and
faculty still await the creation of
the proposed UBC journalism
program.
The Maclean Hunter chair of
non-fiction andbusiness writingis
not the first step towards a journalism program, but an extension
ofthe non-fiction course already in
existence, said George McWhirter,
head of UBC Creative Writing.
"We've been teaching non-fiction workshops since 1975. This
(new chair) allows us to bring in a
permanent person to cover applied non-fiction," he said.
McWhirter, who expects the
new chair to be filled by July 1,
1989, said the proposed program
will allow people to specialize in
writing on business, as well as law
and medicine. Students would
also research topics and write
works running from article to book
length.
The department is also considering the introduction of a diploma in non-fiction.
The chair is intended to create a non-fiction program which
will tie in with the post-graduate
journalism program that was
approved by senate but never
funded, said McWhirter.
"We hope there will be a journalism program eventually," he
said.
But the new program in non-
fiction is different from straight
journalism.
"It's not simple reportage,"
said McWhirter, who noted some
confusion surrounding the nature
of the chair from people involved
in both journalism and business.
People from the journalism
program at Langara were con
cerned that the new chair would be
overly journalistic, while people
from UBC's commerce depart
ment seemed to think it would
create a course on practical busi
ness writing.
"It's not a course on how to
write a memo from one factory to
another," said McWhirter.
The creative writing depart
mentis now trying to find the right
person for the new position. The
successful candidate will be high
profile, involved in writing and
business, and combine imaginative writing with non-fiction sensibility.
In the meantime, said
McWhirter,   the   department  is
SUB loop gets a second
chance in latest plans
By Olivia Zanger
The SUB loop has returned from the dead.
As a result of student protest and intervention by Alma
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Bird, designs for the SUB
parking loop and parkade
have been reworked, and the
concerns voiced by students in
letters and petitions have
been addressed.
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place a landscaped courtyard
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Here comes
De Niro ...
By Keith Damsell
When I first learned that
Robert De Niro was to star
in the latest Martin Brest
picture, I was worried. Not that
Beverly Hills Cop was a bad film,
it simply wasn't a great one.
Eddie Murphy swore a lot and
things blew up real good. Had
De Niro traded in his Oscar to
become the new foul mouthed
comic? Would he turn his back
on quality to follow the Brando
path of big bucks and vacuous
films?
FILM
Midnight Run
Starring Robert De Niro
& Charles Grodin
Fear not, Stanislavski fans.
Midnight Run is not only a lot of
fun, It's a great film.
The plot sounds like a thousand Burt Reynolds films. De
Niro plays bounty hunter Jack
Walsh, a disillusioned ex-cop.
He is hired by a bail-bondsman
to catch white collar criminal-accountant Jonathan "Duke"
Markdukas (Charles Grodin).
After a hilarious bathroom arrest, the two leave New York
bound for Los Angeles where
Walsh will collect his fee. However, all is not as simple as a
"midnight run" (slang for an easy
job). It seems there is more to
the Duke than meets the eye.
The mob wants him dead
because of damaging evidence
and the FBI want him before
Walsh can collect. Furthermore,
a vengeful bounty hunter (J.hn
Ashton) wants a pay-off too.
Before you can say "Hollywood
formula", the chase film begins.
Strangely enough, the script
allows De Niro and Grodin to do
some solid acting on their crosscountry trek. Thanks to understated dialogue, the two compliment each other. At first,
Grodin's Duke is no match for
Walsh. However, the Duke
becomes subtley presumptuous
and slowly chips away at Walsh's
crust. The loner Walsh becomes
more human. A scene between
Walsh and his estranged family
is both comic and moving. It is
in such moments of silence that
De Niro is able to show his
character's depth. The script
grants life to minor roles, most
notably John Pantoliano and
Crime Story's Dennis Farina.
But the actors themselves
genuinely have fun with the
material, and their energy
shows. The result is a con-
tradiciton in terms: a witty
action film.
Sure, Midnight Run is formula Hollywood, but it's Hollywood at its best. Grodin looks
great in handcuffs and, rather
than getting lost in the exchange
of gunfire, De Niro holds his own
on screen. And for Rambo fans,
there's even a helicopter that
blows up real good. Move over,
Arnold. Here comes De Niro.
Shakespeare at
his corniest,
love, death, rebirth, death,
rebirth and love again.
By Deanne Fisher
Pericles, Prince of Tyre is
Shakespeare at his corniest.
And UBC's theatre department
has the right kind of wit to pull it
off.
The play is a fairy tale and a
rather far-fetched one at that.
Pericles, escaping the wrath of an
incestuous father and tyrannical
king, sets out on a disaster-ridden
journey in the course of which he
encounters love, death, rebirth,
death, rebirth and love again.
THEATRE
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
UBC Theatre Department
Frederic Wood Theatre
July 27— Aug.6
The plot involves several
Greek settings, too many characters for our small company to
handle and enough dubious twists
to make the entire play absurd.
The levity of the production
makes the unconventional acceptable. Neil K. Gallagher plays so
many roles, including the intermittent narrator, that he literally
changes costumes on stage. Despite his being overworked, each
character he portrays is distinct,
polished and professional. Even
the   unfortunate   refusal   of
Gallagher's wig to remain atop his
head seems to fit in with the light-
hearted mood of the play.
Just when the play seems to
have gone on too long and denouement seems inconceivable within
the next half-hour, Shakespeare
pulls yet another fast one. The
Goddess Diana, perched on a smiling moon which drops from the
sky, brings a message for Pericles.
Thanks to her advice, Pericles is
able to find the wife he had once
thought dead and cast a-sea in a
crate.
The revolving set, though
stark, adapts to every locale, including Pericles' monstrous vessel. The music between scenes and
live mandolin during festive occasions add to the phantasmagoric
mood.
Altogether, the effect of this
production is similar to that of
The Princess Bride. Audience
members easily lose themselves to
the adventure and the romance,
and revel in the ridiculous.
Any unprofessionalism in this
latest student production seems
intentional. The play, though rich
in profundity if one really cared to
search for symbolism, was not
meant to be taken terribly seriously. All of the actors have mastered the cadence of the lines and
captured the spirit of the play.
These are the important things.
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4/THE SUMMER UBYSSEY
August 3,1988 i"*™
Feature
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continued from page 1
market trends remain unaffected by advertising
bans.
Hochu says the bill will only lead to a tobacco
monopoly. "Imperial is currently the largest manufacturer at about 55 per cent market share in Canada, and has been growing over the last few years.
Rothman's, Benson & Hedges accounts for about
28%, and RJR-Macdonald is about 17%. It will
reduce competition amongst the manufacturers."
"That means if the big were getting big, they
continue getting big. And the small get smaller. We
think that this legislation is going to favour Imperial
Tobacco in the Canadian marketplace. We're not
going to be allowed to compete on fair ground," Hochu
says.
But the tobacco industry will not be the only
victim of Bill C-51, if it withstands the constitutional challenge. For the last twenty years, tobacco producers have been ideal sponsors for cultural
and sporting events, and if the government wins the
C-51 battle, those organizations will be left out in the
cold.
In 1987, the duMaurier Council disbursed approximately $500 000 cash, and an undisclosed
amount of promotional support to approximately 150
organizations, which include, in British Columbia,
the Jazz Festival, the Okanagan Symphony, the
Prince George Symphony, the Vancouver Recital
Society, the Victoria Symphony, and Sunshine Theatre.
In 1988, they gave their usual support to the
Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, and sponsored the
duMaurier Golf Classic, a stop on the Ladies' Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour, at the Vancouver Golf Club. Approximately $1.5 million was spent
on the golf tournament, including promotional support.
Accepting money from a company like Imperial
Tobacco has its price. One of them is criticism such
as that made by Dale Jackman, whose non-smokers'
rights group Airspace managed to get B .C. Transit to
pull its duMaurier Golf Classic ads the week ofthe
tournament, on the basis that the ads didn't contain
warnings about the dangers of smoking, and were
therefore in violation ofthe Tobacco Products Act <_T
B.C.
D ^Z&^^-'F^^^^JS!!^ legislation. It's purporting to
Ballet (RWB), which has received up to $200 thaur-   .       ,        ,.«    ,       .   ,    ,. ,      ,   ...
sand worth of financial and promotional support be health, legislation, DUt lt S
from the duMaurier Council for the Arts in exchange „~a -S+-*c _-____•__»_••_- __7__T*» _!___ s*_Ym
for advertising, said that C-51 will cti-astically*f&_t nOt—it S dealing With the COH1-
his organization's relationship with duMaurier as of merCial practices of manufacturers who have a right to
inform their consumers about
blood money from the tobacco industry. The only
reason the tobacco industry is doing this is to entice
new smokers," continued Jackman, asserting that
tobacco advertising attempts to portray an image
which is "socially acceptable, very cultural, racy, and
action orientated."
But Imperial's Merle McPhail flatly denies this
accusation. "We target smokers [with our advertising campaign]. Ifs like baby diaper ads on television.
Ifyou don't have a baby, youVe not interested in that
ad, so you don't pay any attention to it. People don't
pay attention to an ad if they are not consumers of
that type of product."
"We are trying to get other smokers to change
their brands to use our product," said McPhail. One
ofthe main ways duMaurier reaches its audience is
by prominently displaying its trademark logo on
posters and paraphernalia of sponsored cultural and
sporting events.
Jackman argues that any association which
accepts money from the cigarette manufacturers
becomes as#e«ated with smoking and its health
effects. He sa$t|$iat the only ethical action for these
groups would bft to "tell the tobacco industry to take
a hike."
But the JlBE.festival's Kerr denies that by being
sponsored hy duMaurier, the festival condones smoking. "Not at all. Ijirwly believe that no one has ever
been induced to smtjkeas a result of attending one of
our Jazz Festival petfermances. It's beyond the
realm of reason or ev«tt rationality to expect that
someone would go to 86$ £ Jazz Festival concert and
say "oh, wow, that wWffSlly great, I really enjoyed
that. I really feel like »t!*eking — 111 go buy some
duMwnrier's."' *'*,{
Wilder appeals to a s£iSi!&r line of reasoning to
defend the RWB's relat^wtop with duMaurier,
going so far astosay that hllor«anization has never
questioned the background of 8 legitimate corporate
sponsor. -
"Ourviewls that if if s alegitimate company, we
accept; support," he says. "Once you start looking at
the nature of {the company's] activity, you open up a
Pandora's hox."
"We feel that the bill is flawed
January 1,1989, the date on which the bill goes into
effect.
"Blood   money   is
money...  That's  the  typ0
money   these   organizations
are getting from the tobacco
companies."
-Dale Jackman, Airspace
"Our relationship will dissipate," says Wilder.
"My understanding is that duMaurier will not be
sponsoring the various arts groups in the meantime,
during the challenge. The law seems to be that after
January 1st, duMaurier is not going to be entitled to
the kind of advertising they did.*
The RWB has an annual budget of approximately $6 million, of which 40 per cent comes from
box office receipts, 40 per cent from government
sources, slightly under 10 per cent from corporate
sponsorships, and the remainder from other, private
sources. •*
Bob Kerr, ofthe Coastal Jazz and Bluesi3d«*, .
(CJBS), which produces Vancouver's ajinuallteMati-
rier Jazz Festival, also worries about C ""   *"
It cost $450 thousand to put on
in 1988, of which duMaurier provi
per cent and government sou;
Kerr estimates that duMaurier
cash, and promotional interest* jfljg
couldnt survive without that "
"We would have to triplMjWr.]
the next five years, but
to find an alternative
jazz aficionados, CJB&
contract with duMaurier'
But Jackman applau
thy for organizations such as
Festival.
"Blood money is blood money," hir
cally. "And thafs the type of money thew-eqjjWiita-
tdons are getting from the tobacco companies. "Ba-
more-away' is largely responsible for those thirty-*
five thousand Canadians that are killed every year
[by tobacco-related diseases]."
"I don't think any organization should accept
»    Carol Hochu,
Rothman's,Benson & Hedges
?||8a can take [such scrutiny] to funny extremes,
jfor eiatiasnple, we get very substantial funding from
$ie CSl|aj|a Council. The Council gets its revenues
from tlifogeneral revenues of the government of
Caaac^H^flke government of Canada taxes the to-
baegoi
source of
doesn't it'
Clear!
placed bet'
funding for tl
known fact
es very heavily. So ifyou look at the
ds, it takes you in a weird direction,
asks,
organizations in Canada have been
rock and a hard place, as far as
ivities are concerned. It is a well
office receipts alone cannot
sustain a vibrant artistic community. Artists need
either government or corporate support.
"Unless we were prepared to charge a hundred
bucks a ticket, ifs not possible to break even," Wilder
says, adding that at that price no one would be able
to afford the ballet.
"Funding from federal and provincial sources is
ddcfapsing all the time. Ifs an incredible battle to try
andgetuw support outof the government levels, and
'their bi_3§||s are being cut back, or frozen," says
>P)(_fe|hen fcHtone changes. "They [the federal
tt] set a__4g ten billion dollars for defence
VMUHttB time ti|!„he government is reducing
gcouraging people to go
ips. While they're
le hypocrisy lies—
Sponsor in the coun-
fa!_?___S__*y_[___
of other companies out
iney, waiting to give it to
i impression that some
, the tobacco industry is
Ki, fiugrll get someone else to fill the void.' That
mtvi happen overnight."
DuMonTMT ha . been the most generous [corpo-
t-to] supporter of the arts and sports over the last
twenty years A lot of groups are going to be seriously
hurt, there's no doubt about that," Kerr concludes.
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If Die Hard is the action thriller ofthe
summer, A Fish Called Wanda is
easily its comedic equal.
FILM
A Fish Called Wanda
Written by John Cleese
Opens August 5
The film is a well written and tightly
directed masterpiece, combining the absurdist elements of Monty Python films with
the crafty suspense-cum-confusion of
Fawlty Towers. The action structure
parallels that of Fawlty Towers, beginning
with a relatively simple premise and
proceeding to weave a fine mesh of misunderstanding, deceit, and folly.
Basically, the plot revolves around a
jewelery heist called The Big Jewel Job,
perpetrated collectively by Wanda and Otto,
two Americans, and George and Ken, two
Britons. Treachery rears its ugly head
when Otto (Kevin Kline) tips the police off
as to George's (Tom Georgeson) location.
Much to their distress, the two Americans
find that George has stashed the jewels in a
place other than the one agreed upon, which
he won't identify until he's freed.
At this point, Wanda (Jamie Lee Curtis)
decides she must seduce Archie Leach (John
Cleese), George's attorney, in order to find
out how George is going to plead and
whether or not he will be convicted. More
importantly, she hopes George has told
Archie where the jewels are stashed.
Yet another problem turns up in the
form of a witness to the crime—an elderly
lady who was almost flattened by George's
getaway car. Ken (Michael Palin) is ordered
to 'take care of her'.
Ken is a Pythonesque character who
stutters when he gets excited and loves animals. Much to his anguish, he spends most
of his time killing dogs. He is loyal to
George and lives in terror of Otto's apparently homosexual advances.
Otto is a sinister ex-CIA agent (or so he
claims) who caricatures the typical obnoxious American. He has a love-hate relationship with the English. "I love robbing the
English," he says. "They're so polite." He is
not homosexual, but pretends to be so that
Ken won't suspect that he's having a
relationship with Wanda, who is supposedly
in love with George.
It is Wanda's jewel-lust that motivates
her to manipulate Ken, Otto, George, and
Archie. But she has one weak spot — she
goes crazy when she hears foreign languages. Perhaps this is why she submits to
Otto's advances: he claims that he's fluent
in Italian. We see her writhe in pleasure as
Otto exclaims "Mozzarrrrellla! Spaghet-
tiiiinni! Caccciatorrriii!"
But what about the fish? you ask. Well,
our fish (the one called Wanda), plays a
tragic role in a scene which sees Otto
interrogating and torturing Ken in an
attempt to get him to divulge the location of
the jewels. It is a most unusual torture
session, involving french fries being pushed
up Ken's nose...
And how does a steamroller fit into the
picture? Is Aristotle really Belgian, as Otto
insists? Will Archie ever find a way to
please his horrible wife? Oh... and who gets
the loot?
A Fish Called Wanda is a "must-see" -
so see it. Ifs the most original comedy since
Crocodile Dundee, and deserves an Academy Award nomination for "Best Comedy".
Cleese reclines with Curtis
Die Hard has what it takes
Bruce Willis pulls a Tarzan
By Martin Dawes
Behold the thriller.
Die Hard has what it takes. All you
need is $6.50.
FILM
Die Hard
starring Bruce Willis
You won't notice the pain in your
knees, the hole in your wallet, or the state
of your bladder. You may not even notice
the Big People scraping along your legs in
search of more popcorn, greater liquid
assets, higher sugar levels, and quicker
deaths.
All attention to the screen.
Bruce Willis? Yes, he's good. He's funny
and gritty and real, and full of pain.
But even better is Alan Rickman, who
portrays our villain. Here is revealed the
same sort of calculated deadliness that
Klaus Maria Brandauer brought to bear
against James Bond in Never Say Never
Again. The intelligence, the discipline and
purpose ofthe man, combined with a criminal morality, produce results which can
only be countered by luck: a wrench in the
works.
John McClane is that wrench, the pain
in terrorist Hans Gruber's ass. He is a New
York cop in Los Angeles to visit his estranged wife, who is an executive in the
multinational Nakatomi Corporation. He
arrives in the middle of an office party, and
happens to be cleaning himself up in the
washroom when Mr. Gruber and his associates start running things.
The hounds are many and he is one,
but who the hell is he, and what has he
done?
We have the ultimate hide-and-seek
here: the scene is a high-tech, high-rise
office building, the hounds are extremely
well equipped German terrorists (complete
with hostages) gunning for $600 million in
bonds, and the fox is a daring but vulnerable man who is hanging on by his wits.
Credit must go to director John McTiernan
for picking up the slack and keeping our fox
within range. Pacing can make or break an
action film, and it appears that McTiernan
has learned much from his rather mediocre
Predator.
The supporting actors are also exceptional. Alexander Godunov, the world-renowned Soviet ballet dancer who defected to
the U.S. in 1979, brings an intense, glowering physicality to the role of Karl, Gruber's
right-hand man. Reginald Veljohnson, best
known as Crocodile Dundee's chauffeur,
radiates sincerity and concern as Sergeant
Al Powell, who becomes McClane's walkie-
talkie friend down on the ground.
The film is also buoyed by some hilarious caricatures of top-level police, FBI, and
media.
Certainly Die Hard is the action film
of the summer.
Baba unite
By Martin Dawes
Something akin to a gospel revival ""
occurred at the New York Theatre
last Saturday night.
Babatunde Olatunji's
Drums of Passion with ,
Djembe Barra
July 30th, New York Theatre - -*
There was dancing in the aisles.
There was chanting. There was a black
man in a long white robe and a small
white hat, and he walked slowly down -*"'
the aisle, shaking hands with audience
members and bestowing blessings.     __.*
He arrived at the stage and he spoke
kind words of wisdom. And he did beat
upon large drums four or five feet high.
He sent the messages and we the audience received them. Then, reluctantly,   ■•—
we departed with glad hearts and the
sweat drying on our bodies.
He is Babatunde Olatunji, and this
is the sixth year he has come to Vancouver to conduct a two-week workshop in
West African drumming and dancing.
This event was a kind of wrap-up cele-  •_■
bration, and included amateurish but
enthusiastic performances by workshop^
participants.
African music must be a well-
established tradition in Vancouver: the
house was full despite poor advertising,
and we were treated, by way of an
introduction, to some marvelous drumming by the local group Djembe Barra.  **«]
Although hesitant at .first, these five
drummers, led by Jackie Folie, soon had
both themselves and the audience
warmed up to the proper temperature
required to herald the appearance of
Olatunji.
Folie is a young, energetic drummers.,
of quite some experience (he learned one
of his tunes from the director of
Senegal's national ballet company). He
is, however, a bit of a solo hog, constantly on the attack with barrages of
loud machine gun fire - but he is so good
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Portrait of a drumming diplomat
By Laura Busheikin
Back in the early 50's,
when Nigerian drummer
Babatunde Olatunji was a
graduate student in public administration at NYU, his
ambition was to be a diplomat.
He never got his PhD and never
got a job in the diplomatic
service, but that ambition - to
s audience
that the audience loved him anyway.
As soon as Baba' took the stage, we
""knew that it was about time for some
serious pelvic writhing. About thirty
newly-initiated dancers, mostly women,
followed in Baba's spiritual path down the
aisle, and to the combined drumming of
ffiaba, Jackie, and another dozen or so
drummers, began dancing in a neat
-^formation.
African dancing looks funny to the
western eye. Dancers are slightly hunched
over, their rear ends prominently displayed. They use their arms expressively,
—feat not delicately, and their bodies jerk in
a coital manner. Sometimes, they kneel on
tjje floor and bend down as if in prayer,
their backs rolling and their arms reaching up behind them.
"The universe revolves around
rhythm," says Baba. "Drums are the
■oldest form of communication aside from
the human voice."
He talks a little between each dance,
about "becoming one in spirit", and "walking out of here together and making
changes for the better." Unity of purpose,
he says, unity of purpose.
_    Baba himself takes a solo on the tall
drums. It is simple, the rhythmic language refined. The drums, when struck in
different ways and in different places,
seem to 'talk'. They soothe.
Then Oola, the dance instructor,
performs a few solo dances, changing her
costume each time. She is brightly
coloured, ornamented; her movements are
.Stirring, almost organic in quality. We the
audience approve. We want more.
In the end, everyone gets involved -
Ttfie conversion is complete.
The evening, however, was not
entirely praiseworthy: there were some
dreadful attempts at creative lighting, a
Joud hissing noise coming from some
pipes, and an atmosphere of at least
eighty degrees in the theatre (although
-*he heat did seem to be in character).
But the audience dismissed these
minor problems with a wave of the hand
and a shout from the throat: unity!
lead communication between two countries
- has been fulfilled. Olatunji uses music to
share African culture with the world; he is a
drumming diplomat.
Olatunji heads the Olatunji Center of
African Culture in Harlem, a school of
African music and dance as well as a source
for political, social and economic information on African affairs. Every summer
Olatunji tours; recently he brought his
Drums of Passion tour to Vancouver for the
sixth year. He and Oola, a dance instructor,
led two intense weeks of African drumming
and dance workshops (five nights a week;
two hours each day ), culminating in a performance last Saturday night (see review).
Olatunji calls himself a cultural
activist. "My main motive is to break down
walls," he says. "My idea is to educate
people about African culture through music
and dance." The two streams of Olatunji's
endeavors - political and musical - haven't
always fused, but they have always driven
him passionately.
"My involvement in working for social
change began when I was a student activist
in the U.S. in the 50's.
"My mentor was Kwame Nkrumah, the
first president of Ghana. He encouraged me
to stay within the African culture; he believed in young people going overseas to get
the knowledge then going home to share it.
He campaigned for and achieved that
country's independence in 1957, which
started the ball rolling for the independence
of all African countries."
Olatunji responds to the example of his
mentor, and to the turbulent times, by
becoming politically active. He organized
the African Students' Union ofthe Americas, which he represented at the all-peoples'
Conference in 1958.
"In 1960 we had a rally in front of the
United Nations, demanding that South
Africa be ousted from the UN. No one was
doing anything [politically active] in those
days. People said 1 was a radical • maybe a
communist," he says.
At the same time, he had organized his
own band, and in 1958 released an album,
The Drums of Passion. He was playing at
benefits and political rallies, but still
pursuing his PhD and his goal of a diplomatic career. But when his own country
Nigeria achieved independence, Olatunji
immersed himself fully in the troubled waters of Black America.
"When Nigeria became independent in
1960 I decided to remain a cultural activist.
I was then propelled into the mainstream of
change in the US. I worked with Malcolm X
and Martin Luther King. I gave the first
orientation for Crossroads Canada, the forerunner ofthe Peace Corps."
But his music always went along with
his politics.
"All the rallies for social change had
music," Olatunji explains, and much of that
music was his. He had his own company,
the Olatunji Drummers and Dancers, and
in 1964 they were selected to perform,
regularly, at the '64 New York World's Fair.
Olatunji used the earnings from the fair to
establish his school. Ever since, he's been
working as a sort of cultural ambassador
out ofthe school.
Babatunde Olatunji meditates over a drum solo
His political aims are less specific and
more philosophical than they were in the
sixties. He hopes that his workshops and
performances will, by allowing people to
share in other cultures, teach them to
focus on human bonds rather than boundaries.
"The 21st Century is bringing
changes. Masses of people are beginning to
realize how important it is to relate, to
share, to communicate. We're interrelated
and interdependent on all levels, but most
people don't know this. We breathe the
same air, the same sun shines on everyone, and if the heavens fall, they will fall
on everybody," he says.
Olatunji has two new grand-scale,
international musical projects underway.
The first is the Voices of Africa
Concert, which he has helped organize.
The concert, scheduled for December 9 at
Madison Square Gardens, will bring
together 25 to 30 African musicians to
raise funds, says Olatunji. He wants it to
be a big fund-raising event a la Band-Aid,
and explains that the reaction to that
event, and others like it, provided the
impetus for a concert for Africa organized
by Africans.
"There's been a lot of criticism about
groups raising money for drought and
other problems in Africa. People say
musicians are exploiting Africa....But
when you point one finger at someone
you're pointing four fingers at yourself.
We have to examine what those four
fingers are pointing at. 1 said to my
friends who were complaining, "why not do
something yourself,
then?"
Olatunji's other
big project also
involves planning a
big concert - in this
case the June '89 in
Senega, the capital
of Dakar. FESPAC
has hired Olatunji to
travel throughout
Africa, Asia, South
America, India and
the Diaspora to
select 200 percussionists to put
together a rhythmic
ensemble for the
opening of the
festival.
Looking at all
this evidence of
activity, no one
could argue with
Olatunji's right to be
called a diplomat of
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THE SUMMER UBYSSEY/7 Erroneously zoned Bill C-54
takes sex out of context
by Clara Young
Canada's cultural community is convinced that the Ministry of Justice wants to
snap the chastity belt back on the arts. In
fact, two consecutive attempts at replacing
the existing obscenity standard in the
Criminal Code have earned the Tory government the label of Big Brother. Groups
such as the Aids Committee of Toronto, the
Canadian Library Association, ACTRA and
the Canada Council of Arts have branded
Bill C-54 as an excessive, regressive and repressive piece of legislation. ( A notable
absence from this alliterative roster is the
word impressive).
Presently, obscenity, violence and exploitation in a sexual context have been
regulated by a rather vague paragraph in
the Criminal Code. Section 159(8) deems to
be obscene any "publication...a dominant
characteristic of which is the undue exploitation of sex, or of sex and any one or more
of the following subjects, namely, crime,
horror, cruelty and violence."
Bill C-54 aims to do away with this
ambiguous statement on obscenity and
impart crystal-clear meaning to the word
undue. If passed, the bill put forth by
Justice Minister, Ray Hnatyshyn, will replace Section 159(8) with a seven-part definition of pornography that leaves nothing to
the imagination.
This clinically detailed definition can
be broken up into three main categories; the
most serious being child pornography and
sexual violence, the next being degrading
sexual acts such as bestiality and necrophilia, and the last being "simple" or normal
sexual practices.
Accordingly, punishments are geared
to this three tiered definition of pornography. Dealers and distributors of child pornography and sexual violence will land in
jail for ten years, dealers of degrading porn
for five years, and those poor sods in the last
category, for two years. In this last instance, the bill blatantly criminalizes normal sexual activity.
Another one of the little tidbits (or
landmines) hidden throughout this bill is
the clause that mere possession of child
porn (and that could mean if they find a copy
of Little Lulu Does Los Angeles in your
bathroom) can get you two years in the
slammer. Obviously, the Bill is designed to
choke the demand as well as the supply side
of child pornography.
Ray Hnatyshyn unveiled this bill on
May 4, 1987 and it has since bumped and
grinded its way into second reading. A jaunt
to the Legislative Committee and back to
the House for third reading will put the
proposed law into effect. Comments on the
bill have been less than flattering and at
times, scathing. ("If it is not withdrawn, it
should be dissected in public hearings until
it dies," said a Globe and Mail editorial.)
NDP M.P. Svend Robinson contributes
this to the furor surrounding Bill C-54: "If
the bill is passed, it will ultimately make
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Those who agree with Robinson's assessment of the bill envision a cultural
wasteland of certain magazines wrapped in
brown paper wrapping, age-segregated libraries, gallery painting posted with warnings, and an intimidated artistic community. Outraged articles tell us that the
movie Romeo and Juliet will be censored,
and Lady Chatterly's Lover banned.
"Those people are overreacting because
they do not understand the existing law and
what it covers," says Rick Mosely, a Justice
Department spokesperson. He maintains
that Bill C-54 is the "codification in detail of
the existing law" and does not essentially
change the status quo.
According to Mosely, Bill C-54 is
merely a clearer enunciation of rules and
regulations on obscenity which already
exist. For example, police powers of warrant and seizure of material deemed to be
obscene under Section 159(8) do not increase under the new Bill.
Similarly, public display of nude artwork or magazines can be subject to indictment under the present obscenity code.
Books containing salacious sexual description can also be seized under the existing
Criminal Code.
Mosely repeatedly attributes the
media's trouncing ofthe bill to general ignorance of the existing laws. He is confident
that if critics of the bill were familiar with
the present standards governing obscenity,
they would realize that it is all much ado
about nothing. Except for harsher prison
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Mosely emphasizes that Bill C-54 is little
different from obscenity provisions in place
now. In some ways, he tantalizingly adds,
the bill is more liberal.
"Bill C-54 is more liberal (than the
present Criminal Code regulating obscenity) in the sense that it does not apply to all
written material. Bill C-54 has limited
application to written material in that it
does not cover paragraph 6 ofthe definition
(concerning normal sexual practises).
"Literature containing straight description of sexual practices, no matter how
graphic - Bill C-54 cannot be used against
such material. Only when the material
incites, promotes or encourages abnormal
sexual activity can Bill C-54 apply. Under
the present Criminal Code, even straight
description of sexual activity is considered
obscene and can lead to indictment."
Aside from the legalistic interpretations of what is the status quo, the Justice
Department has a highly arbitrary notion of
the moral climate of this country. Mosely
assures, "You may not believe me, but a
majority of the letters that come in about
[the Bill] are in support of it," and "Legal
testing ofthe community's level of tolerance
found that the Canadian level of tolerance
would not accept explicit sexual activity."
In June, 1984, then Justice Minister,
John Crosbie, conducted a $500,000 research project probing the nation's views on
pornography which showed that "Most
Canadians find acceptable—explicit pictures of men and women making love,
whether in the movies, on TV and in magazines."
In the most recent, most comprehensive, and most expensive survey of public
opinion about pornography 2,018 adult men
and women were interviewed in their
homes. Four-fifths answered a supplementary questionnaire about acceptable entertainment in magazines, movies or on TV.
Sixty per cent said it was acceptable for
adults to watch nude women on TV, 52 per
cent said televising nude men was also acceptable. Forty-eight percent said it was
acceptable in some or all instances for
adults to watch heterosexual intercourse on
TV. In magazines, the acceptance dropped
slightly to 44 percent. (Globe and Mail, June
11,1986)
It is significant that even then, the
Justice Department published, but did not
formally endorse the findings. The Department still has its head buried in the sand.
In a quick recounting of the history of
the pornography issue in Canada, Mosely
admitted that beginning in the 1980's,
"there was a trend of liberalization regarding interpretations ofthe Criminal Code on
obscenity." However, in 1985, the Manitoba
Court of Appeal ruled that the liberal interpretation of Section 159(8) does not constitute the law.
In 1986, the Supreme Court of Canada
upheld this extremely conservative interpretation ofthe law against the appealing
party, VideoWorld Company. The Justice
Department has, since then, taken that as
the definitive statement of the status quo
regarding pornography. Forget the trial
level courts from Toronto to Vancouver
which ruled in favour of liberal interpretations of Section 159(8); forget polls and surveys which show that Canadians have
evolved from Victorian attitudes toward
sexuality. The official stand is that Canadians will not stand for the depiction of explicit sexual activity, that since the Supreme Court upheld this view, Bill C-54 will
continue to do so.
Why is it that this government, which
undeniably favours a do-it-yourself policy,
and whose watchword is privatization, has
chosen to beat its head against the wall
legislating national morality?
It is not as if Canada has a raging
epidemic of child porn vendors. Nor do we
have an inordinate fascination with fringe
porno movies. For a government whose
favourite verb is "pull-out", it is curious that
it has assumed such a paternalistic attitude
concerning public morality. Despite official
statements that the Justice Minister continues to stand by his bill, this inconsistency
is likely the main reason why Bill C-54 is not
a priority candidate for legislation. With
the current legislative session coming to a
close, Bill C-54 will probably die an ignominious death. And if not, on a more local
(and horrible) note, think of what the beloved Vander Zalm can do with this sort of
Bill.
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August 3,1988 Entertainment Feature
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Musicians are now in the
forefront of raising public
conciousness and challenging the
dehumanizing effects of technology
and politics. Artists are no longer
labelled Ved' or 'subversive' for performing at political rallies or union
meetings. Large scale musical
benefits like Live Aid have demonstrated the commitment of artists
to the grave issues which concern
them.
This year's 'Voices for the
Wilderness' Stein Festival
featured some of North America's
top performers who donated their
talents as soon as they heard that
there was to be a festival this year.
Non-political songwriters
joined protest singers and native
groups to express their concern
that the B.C.'s Stein valley be
protected from logging interests.
Gordon Lightfoot, Buffy Ste. Marie,
Spirit ofthe West, Bob Bossin,
Long John Baldry, native drum and
dance groups, as well as many
other performers shared the stage during
the three day event.
Festival organizer John McCandless
explained that it was natural to invite
people who communicate through language and sound because ofthe Indian
belief in the power ofthe spoken word.
"The elders and the spiritual leaders
tell us that when you want to do something, for instance right here we are
involved in a battle to save the Stein and
to enlighten people about preserving other
endangered areas like it around the
planet...they say that it's voice, they say
it's breath, that breath carrying smoke is
a very potent thing—so we've simply taken
that little bit of guidance and have invited
people here who have strong voices of one
kind or another," says McCandless.
Since the way to reach the Great
Spirit is through voice, sound and breath,
it was natural to have great voices
lending their energy to this cause. Lytton
Band Chief Ruby Dunstan says that "the
more voices that are heard to preserve the
valley, the more strength we have."
Bob Bossin, Vancouver songwriter
and storyteller, is no stranger to the
committed environmentalist to realize
there's something fundamentally sick
happening" in B.C. Forests Product's
proposal to log the Stein valley.
Gordon Lightfoot and Long John
Baldry, not usually known for their
political views, joined the festival.
Lightfoot confessed that he did not know
a great deal about the struggle to save the
Stein but felt that as a grandfather he felt
that he had a stake in the future of
Canada's wilderness areas.
One ofthe featured performers, Buffy
Ste. Marie, delivered her political message between her songs. She warned that
today it is hip to be opinionated but that
"the whole issue is about being effective."
Commenting on the confrontational
character of the struggle for the Stein, she
advocated cooperation and understanding
between the two sides, saying there is
common ground among the people whom
you think'of as the opposition.
The issue of logging in B.C. has often
been an explosive one, with direct
confrontations occurring between forest
industry workers and native peoples. The
Stein Valley is no exception; the debate
Stein Festival
Musicians lend their voices to the valley
By IlonaJBiro and Jeff Silverstein
"We're just starting, in the last ten
years here, to begin to make songs
that will speak for plants, mountains, animals and children..-Such
poetries will be created by us as we
reinhabit this land with people who
know they belong to it"
American poet and anthropologist,
Gary Snyder, The Old Wavs.
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power of political songwriting. He has
remained determined from his beginnings
as a writer: "There is no separation
between the politics, the art, the music
and the life for me - it's just one big thing
and I think that's how life really is.
"There's a myth that it's not like that.
But you look at the kinds of music people
made before they were dominated by
what's played on commercial radio, and
half of those songs are real political, real
strong; people sing about what they're
interested in - they sing about their boss,
they sing about their work, they sing
about their loves-it's just natural to sing
about all that stuff," says Bossin.
Native people place great importance
on community gatherings held to discuss
issues that are important to them. This
act of voicing concerns with others in the
community is expanded in the festival to
include non-native performers and participants. The festival allows for cross
cultural communication that brings environmentalists, native rights activists and
concerned citizens together in a broad
based and powerful coalition.
"This year we really didn't have to go
shopping for artists," says McCandless.
"People heard that we were doing the festival again and they really came to us,
and I think well see more and more of
that as time goes on."
David Suzuki, keynote speaker, was
responsible for inviting many of the
musicians to this year's festival, and he
believes that "you don't have to be a	
has polarized the citizens of Lytton
into two competing camps.
Festival organizers invited local and
provincial lumber industry representatives to this year's event, hoping that
finally, a dialogue might emerge between
the two sides. But only one (a pulp and
paper union representative) out of fifteen
invitations was accepted.
Undaunted, the Save the Stein
Committee hopes that the festival's
popularity will someday convince industry
that the people of B.C. want the Stein
watershed to remain unlogged.
In the Stein valley, Indian people
rediscover their spiritual roots and
collective identity through the numerous
petrographs (rock paintings) that are
found all through the valley.
In earlier times, Indian boys upon
reaching puberty would go to the Stein
valley in order to Vision quest'. They
would walk through the valley, fasting
and meditating on their future lives and
responsibilities. Often they would hallucinate or see visions and would record them
on rock sides ofthe valley.
Today, hundreds and perhaps
thousands of years later, these petrographs remain as silent testimony of the
legacy of native people in the region.
These drawings cannot be divorced from
the valley in which they exist - they must
remain in context. It is the continuity of
the Lytton and Mt. Currie cultures that
the participants in the Stein festival wish
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Cigarette legislation
fatally flawed
Jake Epp's Bill C-51 is a homely child indeed.
Anti-smokers, like doting parents, think the child
is beautiful. But a wide range of people, including
non-smokers, view the legislation with a deserving
amount of scepticism.
The bill's problem is that it aims at a noble
goal, but falls far short of its mark. Yes, it does
eliminate tobacco advertising. But the aim ofthe
legislation is to reduce the number of Canadian
smokers, or at least try to prevent more people
from picking up the habit.
European studies have shown that banning the
advertising of tobacco products has no effect, save
one. The rate of decline in tobacco use stays
steady, as does the market share of various types of
cigarettes. But when innovations are introduced —
lower tar content, better filters — the advertising
ban works to prevent information about these
innovations from circulating. In the long run then,
the advertising ban harms smokers, because no one
is telling them to switch to the 'safer' brands.
So as far as national health is concerned,
nothing concrete is achieved.
The argument that banning advertising will
protect young people who would otherwise pick up
the habit is also suspect. Young people begin
smoking largely as an act of rebellion against what
is expected of them. They are told that they should
not smoke, so they do. Peer pressure plays an
important role too. A ban on advertising would
only add further mystique to this 'socially unacceptable' behavior.
So as far as protecting youth is concerned, still
nothing concrete is achieved.
If the government had the political will to do
something concrete, it would take the approximate
tally of health costs associated with smoking,
divide that by the number of packs of cigarettes
sold in Canada in one year, and add that number
to the price of a package of cigarettes. That would
motivate smokers to quit.
The government could protect youth by slapping heavy fines on store-owners who sell cigarettes to youth under a certain age—perhaps the
same age limit applied to the sale of alcohol.
Combined with a vigorous campaign against
smoking in Canada's schools, one would certainly
see a change in attitude to smoking, and very likely
a significant decrease in consumption among
minors.
But the most practical solution—the pragmatic
one, at any rate—would be to let the whole matter
slide. The tobacco market is a constantly shrinking
one; manufacturers are now engaged in a battle for
market share. Attitudes towards smoking are
changing rapidly, and for the better. Within a
couple of decades, the market will slowly but surely
disappear.
Bill C-51 tramples on the right to commercial
speech without a corresponding benefit to the
people of Canada. It should be stubbed out, like a
smelly stogy.
ftr$f} if MS Smoking.
THE SUMMER
UBYSSEY
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"B.C. Day" came upon us like a twenty-four hour flu. Martin Dawes toyed in
bed. Chris Wiesinger went through the motions ofthe day until he'd had enough:
he threw up his hands. Katherine Monk helped him, because they were so heavy.
Jeff Silver-stein and Ilona Biro produced shovels and began digging through a
government explanation. Victor Wong knew that there was no such thing and
snickered. Steve Chan emerged from the stacks and shook himselflike a rat. "Look
at me," cried Sheila West standing nearby, "rm dripping bureaucracy." "That's
disvolting," said Carol Swan, "I mean, recycled...no that's not- " Clara Young cut
her off: "you mean disreputable." Sandy Shore gave a blank look, "and thank God
it was only a blank," thought Alex Johnson. Ted Aussen sneezed. He'd caught the
flu - this is my day in the life of a Socred, he murmered, my Socred day. Mandel
Ngan and Deanne Fisher stumbled through the office: Where's the bug tent?, they
wanted to know. The phone rang and it was Laura Busheikin. She started...
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Athletes victimized by Canadian action
Friday's announcement that all South African athletes—even those who compete without national affiliation—will be banned from entering Canada is the
grossest kind of folly on the government's behalf.
With such action, the Canadian government punishes individuals who happen to be South African for
crimes committed by the fascist regime controlling
South Africa. These individuals compete as individuals, not as representatives ofthe government of South
Africa, and our elected officials should be intelligent
enough to discern the difference. Obviously they are
not.
Are these athletes blameworthy for being born in
South Africa? Does the label "South African'' automatically connote evil and repression? Perhaps they should
be forced to give up their citizenship? But what about
their families —should they, too, give up their citizenships and move out of South Africa?
The government's action, designed to jab at the
South African government, will hurt a few individuals
and will have next to no effect on Pretoria's policies. As
such, it is a cheap, vulgar attempt to grab headlines and
pretend that the Commonwealth is really doing anything substantial against apartheid.
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Mandatory retirement rids
UBC of dispensibles
I think that a brief rejoinder to Tom Andrews'
letter ofthe 27th is in order.
While I do not hold that a
mandatory retirement program will put an end to the
woes of up and coming academic professionals, I do
think that a couple of issues
deserve some thought.
Your diagnosis of self-
interest on Kurt's part is
scarcely a novel move on the
part ofthe critic. In itself, I
do have a hard time admitting it as an effective refuta-
tdve mover against Kurfs
position.
I think there is and
always  has  been  a  fair
Parade peeves
The parade at Beach
Ave. and Denman St. just
prior to the Sea Festival
fireworks on July 13th was
disruptive and tactless. Itis
unfortunate that people
should celebrate the two
pagan deities, Aphrodite
and Neptune. After all the
Lord God is the creator of
the heavens, the earth and
the sea. He is the only one
deserving of our worship
and praise.
Stephen Serf
Regent College
amount of self-interest serving as native in the academe. It is a question
whether one is capable of
living any other way, barring various types of mental
disturbance. Ifeachofusis
then ultimately interested
in furthering our own ends,
then it would appear to redound to one case of self-
interest against another.
How to decide? Kurt
has obviously provided an
interpretation ofthe state of
affairs as he sees it. What is
important to remember
here is that the final arbiter
is hardly arbitrary. It is
bureaucracy itself. There
are quite a few who, without
the protection of a vast and
complicated bureaucracy,
would have nowhere to hide
and would quickly succumb.
Some perhaps unfairly,
even unjustly, but by what
standard one would determine that, I leave for you to
formulate.
Once exposed in such a
fashion, and blessed as we
might be with even an artificial hindsight, I think it
perfectly admissible that
not all members of this type
of institution, tenure be
hanged, are indispensable.
I wouldn't want to think
that my doctor had been
taught by a charismatic
geezer who thought that
magnetic resonance imagine was "newfangled hooey."
It's nice (to say the least!) to
think that within any discipline one may find an array
of approaches and techniques, none of which have
outlived their usefulness. I
mean, their usefulness to
you and I.
In disciplines like ours,
which do not so directly
groom personnel for the
service sector, I would still
like to be able to experience
what it is like to be on the
cutting edge of developments in my field. One way
of doing this is by ensuring a
steady, even if slow, turnover. Of course, I mean a
turnover of ideas, but if that
means changing staff, so be
it. Zeal is hardly hasty ifyou
have it after ten years at
UBC, but witnessed in the
classroom, it beats hell out
of learning by rote.
Douglas Willoughby
Philosophy 4
Challenge response challenged
This letter is « response to the response to
my letter regarding payment schedules for Challenge 8$. I have read the
Employment Standards
Act of British Columbia
including the 'dreaded'
fine print. Apparently the
good woman championing
the righta of our noble employer has not. If she had,
she would have found, as I
did, that nowhere within
does jt allow educational
institutions to setany different wage or salary payment
schedules other than those
allowed to all other employ-
eta. She refers to specific
exemptions to the Act; "One
occupation is a student...".
Seeing her apparent difficulty in writing English, I
suspect that her reading
skills are on the same level,
hence her possible reluctance to conquer this formidable document. If she
can cite section and subsection in any future correspondence (and I wish
her luck) I will consider
her diatribe with considerably more tolerance
than I didher letter in the
last issue.
David L.C. Justice
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10/THE SUMMER UBYSSEY
August 3,1988 Prison Arts:
freeing the fettered soul
By Martin Dawes
Iconoclastic author and watercolourist Henry
Miller once claimed that the artwork ofthe
insane and the imprisoned fascinated him far more
than the work of the so-called masters.
The current B.C. Prison Arts Foundation exhibition, at the Community Arts Council (837 Davie)
until August 6th, provides ample evidence that
unusual human experience such as imprisonment
can germinate artistic temperaments which lie
well off the beaten track.
While one might assume that prison art would
be replete with images of bondage, anguish, and
solitude - and some of these themes are indeed
present - a surprising proportion of the works on
display are colorful, optimistic fantasies which one
might well dub 'escapist*.
The paintings of H. Mclnroy exemplify this
quality in a most beguiling way. His women - the
topless beauty in the purple sunhat titled "I
Wonder"; the mysterious sophisticate adorned with
a billowing white scarf, complete with a skyline in
the background ("Windswept"); the distant, alien
"Lady In Red" - all possess an aura of the unattainable, a bright dream aura born of hopeful, unchan-
nelled love.
Works like "Chained Anger", a glass painting
by James Boyle, depicting a man's head wrapped
up in a padlocked chain, present an extreme
contrast to Mclnroy's work: prison reality rather
than prison dreams.
Other dark expressions include Andy
Jefferson's "Die Influence of TV", in which convicts
sit around a screen full of violence and death. And
in the drawings of Steven Hannah, the point of
view is always behind bars, caged and helpless, in
one case peering out of a garbage can, and in
another clutching the rim of a toilet, drowning.
Painstakingly detailed petit point, stained
glass animal portraits, and striking Kwakiutl
masks add unexpected variety to this singular
exhibition.
___       Kwakiutl Rattle, by Rocky O'Brien      mandel ngan photo
I Wonder, by H. Mclnroy    mandol ngan photo
But convicts doing petit point! Hardened
criminals making stained glass pandas?
According to Eleanor Hannan, the B.C Prison
Arts Foundation Co-ordinator, petit point and
stained glass - whatever one might suppose their
.mage' to be - number amongst the "big hits" of the
programs offered. She is quick to point out,
though, that the most popular art form by far is
tattooing, which cannot be exhibited because of
restrictions regarding the photographing of
prisoners.
"We're there to provide support for inmates
who are in any way interested in the arts," she
says. Each institution has an Arts Officer who
informs her ofthe prisoners' areas of interest; she
in turn sets up the appropriate workshops. "I have
a big list of local artists who are interested in
going into the institutions."
Funding for the provincial program, which
was founded in 1978 (an offshoot ofthe 13 year-old
national prison arts program), has come from both
federal and provincial sources in the past, but this
has apparently changed. "We've just had our provincial funding cut back for no apparent reason,"
says Hannan, adding that "it's been very distressing."
Other road blocks hindering the program include the problem of accessing art supplies, something Hannan claims is "a lot more difficult than
you might think."
"The inmates don't have a lot of money, and
they have to suffer a tremendous amount of
bureaucracy... somebody else has to purchase for
them...it may take months. That tends to be a bit
of a deterrent."
Despite these and other problems, the quality
of this exhibition alone attests to the success ofthe
program.
And most important, in Hannan's opinion, is
the fact that inmates who participate are actually j
more likely to stay out of jail once they've been
released: "Fm committed absolutely to this idea...!
could name so many examples."
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Snaking his way up the swimming ladder
i room is spartan, On the far wall are a few car posters, Lions Gate bridge to Port Moody.
Turlough CHare's room is spartan. On the far wall are a few car posters,
under which rests a frameless mattress. Beside his bed sit three frisbees issued
to him by the Canadian national team. Hundreds of trophies, mugs, sculptures
and medals cascade from a shelf on the near wall and spill into the drawers and
containers on a desk; each laurel was won by the graces of a strong stroke.
Near the door is the table where PJiskin, CHare'a pet python, used
to live - presently, Pllskin is in the care of a local pet store.
You see, these days O'Hare doesn't have time for snakes or much
else. These days, he is busy training for the Seoul Olympics-
By 7 a.m. each morning, while most people are still washing the
sleep from their eyes, O'Hare has carved his way through kilometres of
chlorine and is nearing the end of his morning workout* During the fall
and winter he attends classes for the day at UBC, then swims from 4:30
to 7:30 at either the UBC or Vancouver Aquatic Centre.
This is a regimen he has followed since he was nine. Now 19, it is
clear the training has paid dividends for O'Hare. His CIAU 400 metre
freestyle time of 3:45.97 this spring established a new Canadian short
course record (swimming25 metre lengths)—itwas also the fifth fastest
short course time recorded in the world this year.
So far, O'Hare has qualified for the 400 metre and 4x200 metre
freestyle events on the Canadian Olympic team. He will attempt to
By Victor Chew Wong
Lions Gate bridge to Port Moody.
Johnson, who is also an associate swim coach at UBC, adds, "the
average person jogs less in a week than O'Hare swims in a day."
Often itis difficult for hiro to replace the calories he burns because
he trains with such intensity. His parents, Jane and Jack O'Hare
explain.
"When Turlough was in high school he would take a piece of cake,
a litre of juice and seven sandwiches for lunch," recalls his mother. "He
goes through 20 litres of milk a week and we buy cereal by the case.
Safeway knows us well."
"When he goes into heavy training he finds it difficult to eat
enough," adds his father. "Our job is to feed him, feed him, and feed
him."
O'Hare has handledhis recent success with a great deal of modesty;
it is a trait he inherits from his parents, who despite their son's success
in the pool, have remained humble.
The neighborhood pub the family owns would be the ideal place to
boast about their son's accomplishments, but here, as elsewhere, they
elude the trappings of vanity,
"I don't put posters up at the pub saying my son is an Olympic
athlete * says his father. "We don't blast it around tbe neighborhood too
much."
Then he jokes, "But if he wins the gold medal 1.1 have him down at
the pub to fill the place on a slow night*
CHare's introduction to International swimming came early . at
1<5, be was the youngest male on the Canadian team when he swam at
the 19S6 Commonwealth Games.
*I was ecstatic," recalls CHare. "It's something you don't expect. I
dropped about nine seconds off my 400 metres in five months to make
the team <• I sort of came out of nowhere."
But his first taste of competitive sports was on the mats, not in the
pool. At age nine he was told by his gymnastics coach that he was too;
tail to do well in gymnastics. His parents promptly «n*olte4Mm in tbe
Richmond Aquanauts swim club.
"On Sundays I just sleep all day because Fm so
tired. MondaysIfeelgreatjTucwdajrTsIfeelokay,
Wednesdays I feel tired, and by Thursday I feel
just wasted,"
qualify for a third event, the 200 metre free$tyle> at the
Canadian nationals later this month.
During this pre**01ympie heavy training period,
' O'Hare works up to five hours a day, six days a week, and
logs thousands of metres in the water each day.
"You have to try and be us intense as pos$ible/* says
O'Hare, "On Sundays I just sleep all day because I'm so
tired. Mondays I feel great, Tuesdays I feel okay, Wed«
nesdays I feel tired, and by Thursday I feel just wasted*
The Canadian Dolphins swim elub's head coach Tom
Johnson elaborates. "Hell swim between seven and eight
thousand metres in the morning and eight and nine
thousand metres in the afternoon *
The distance is equivalent to a daily swim from the
The decision to enroll him in a swimming program was not that
much of a decision given the O'Hare family's aqueous nature.
Turiottgh's great ancle, Cornack Offer**, was an Irish champion, bis
father, an avid swimmer, until recently swam two miles* day, and both
his younger sisters are now swimmmg with the Dolphins.
*Iha4« goodidea he was going to be a very good jswiramer because
ofthe ease with which he moved through the water,"hia father recafls.
For the next month O'Hara will be trying to improve thatease by
training** altitude in Arizona with the Dolphins in preparation for the
nationals, then again at Salt l*-k* City with the Orympi*} team in
preparation for Seoul.
Johnson is confident that O'Hare will Improveon his best400metre
long coarse (swimming 50 metre lengths) time of 3-53.30 -six seconds
shy of the world record time of 3:47.38.
"Physiologically he has the ability to make 3:50 right now," says
Johnson.
A 3:50 time would elevate O'Hare to one ofthe top three swimmers
in the world in the 400 free, according to Johnson,
A top three finish at the Olympics would also let him exercise the
now familiar frisbee toss that has become symbolic of a Canadian
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