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Array By TOM STAFFORD
There are at least two rather
mysterious problems unfolding in
professor Edro Signori's
psychology department currently.
One is that Mike Humphreys
and Carol Marx, both junior
faculty in psych, are being fired
and many members of the
department are puzzled about the
reasons for their dismissal.
And two is that students are
not sure that acting department
head Signori believes that students
exist. Unsurprisingly, the two
problems are not unrelated.
Behind these somewhat
lighthearted hints of trouble
brewing in psychology there is a
record of serious student
discontent with the department
and unmistakable signs that psych
students are joining other grads
and undergrads in a fight to
change the university that has, in
the 71-72 term, centred around
what many students call "the
anti-democratic and arbitrary
power of administrators and
senior-faculty." The scuffles, to
date, have largely been confined
within the boundaries of
departments (principally
anthropology-sociology and
English) in dean Doug Kenny's
troubled faculty of arts.
The reason students are
wondering about Signori's
psychological perception of their
existence is that they've sent him
three letters over a three-month
period and have yet to receive a
reply.
On Nov. 23, in a letter to
Signori, Ron Spence, co-chairman
of    the    psychology    graduate
Psychology
of an angry
department
—daryl tan photo
SLIPPERY LUNCH of live goldfish slides down throat of aggie Doug Bemon, left, as colleague Rick Bossley procures second course from
water. Similar idiocy will continue this week as aggies extol virtues of dung and hay.
university stationery. (Wills used
the same harassment technique
against anthrosoc students
organizing in the Speier-Silvers
tenure dispute — a three-month
student-led fight that resulted in
the department repudiating the
position of anthrosoc head Cyril
Belshaw when they voted, two
weeks ago, 30-8 in favor of Kenny
returning the cases to them for
full reconsideration. Anthrosoc,
by the way, is still waiting for
Kenny's decision.)
Signori's feudal indifference to
the wishes of psych students
extends beyond the unanswered
letters. In fact, student grievances
go far deeper than a squabble over
the Humphreys-Marx affair.
In August, 1971, psych
students called for the removal of
Signori — "whose concern for
graduate education is perceived by
us to be non-existent and whose
decisions on related matters are
seen as antithetical to meaningful
education processes."
They saw Signori's departure as
the first necessary step in
remedying a grad program they
considered abysmal.
In their petition to the
department's advisory committee,
they said, "It remains!
incomprehensible to us that a man
who does not have the confidence
of even a sizeable minority of,
graduate students and faculty
should remain in a position of
authority over them."
A series of proposals about
departmental decision-making,
curriculum and student funding
put forth by grad students Ron
Douglas and Schwartz received
little more than bureaucratic
runaround from Signori in his last
official acknowledgement of
student existence, a memo in late
August.
An open letter from grad
student Dave Patterson, publicly
student association, informed the
head that "the matter of the
failure to renew the contracts of
Humphreys and Marx" was
discussed by students. The psych
students suggested that
inconsistencies existed in the
evaluation of Humphreys and
Marx and called the decision to
dump them "premature" and
urged reconsideration.
Psych students announced the
appointment of Bob Schwartz and
Maurice Shapiro to a committee
to investigate the Humphreys-
Marx puzzle.
The probe committee sent out
a questionnaire to faculty, and
though it received few replies —
not a surprise in a department
that considers it a breach of
protocol for students to want to
know why their teachers are being
fired — enough information was
gathered to warrant meetings in
early December.
On   Dec.   7,   Spence   wrote
Signori again. From the
preliminary report of Schwartz
and Shapiro, "inconsistencies in
the consideration of Humphreys
and Marx for contract renewal
became very obvious. Because of
this, the graduate student
association unanimously agreed
that you should reopen the
cases."
Spence sent copies of his letter
to Signori to arts dean Kenny and
all psych faculty. Again, there was
no reply.
Spence wrote Signori again on
Jan. 3. "Since it seems
incredulous to me that you would
choose to ignore such a matter, I
can only assume that you have
misplaced the letter," Spence told
his Kafkaesque head, perhaps
somewhat tongue-in-cheek.
Spence urged Signori to meet him,
and again sent a copy of his letter
to Kenny. Again, Signori refused
to respond.
However, Spence did hear from
the almost equally remote office
of Kenny (who, by the way, was
head of the psych department
before becoming dean).
Assistant dean Robert Wills,
Kenny's errand boy, warned
psych    students    not    to    use
Vol. UN, No. 38
VANCOUVER,  B.C.,
TUESDAY,
JANUARY 18, 1972
4S 228-2301
posted Aug. 26, 1971, is the most
explicit account of the underlying
causes of student anger.
In a litany of grievances,
Patterson said:
"I have seen a core program
that in no way related to the
needs and interests of the
individual students it . was
supposed to serve.
"I have seen a group of
students and faculty work long
hours on curriculum and student
evaluation proposals. But it is now
a year later and nothing has
changed.
"I have seen a woman faculty
member who I have grown to love
and respect enter this department
and within one year present one
See page 2:    APATHY Page 2
THE       UBYSSEY
Tuesday, January 18, 1972
'i^ "tyZd&Hs*
SUB motion back to council
By DAVID SCHMIDT
It will be at least another week before SUB will
open on a 24-hour basis.
"I will take the whole matter back to student
council Wednesday night," Alma Mater Society
co-ordinator Rick Murray said Monday.
On Dec. 6, council directed the SUB
management committee, of which Murray is
chariman, to open the building on a 24-hour basis.
A motion to rescind that motion, presented to
council Jan. 13, was defeated.
"I checked with the lawyers and found I would
be personally responsible for damages incurred in
opening the building," Murray said.
Murray    met   with   the   SUB   management
—kini mcdonald photo
"THE  SECOND COMING  of Christ  is very  near," says Hemlata
Chaturvedi   in  SUB foyer.  In the meantime, Hemlata will  serve a
50-cent Indian feast Feb. 3 at the Lutheran Centre.
committee Friday to determine the mechanics of
opening the building.
"Physical plant won't provide a proctor for the
midnight shift so we will have to hire someone. Also
the cleaning ladies will not be able to do their job as
well with students in the building.
'We will either have to accept lower cleaning
standards, or hire another janitor. Either way it's
going to cost us.
"Unless council will accept these lower services
or alter the budget to pay for the extra staff, I will
not open the building," Murray said.
However, if council accepts the costs and
directs him to open it, Murray said the opening
could take place within a week.
Apathy,
distrust
From page 1
of the most creative psychology
courses I have ever seen.
"I have seen the excitement on
the faces of her students and
heard it in their voices.
"And I have seen this same
woman fired. And for what
crimes? . .. Her nationality? . . .
Her sex? . . . Her innovativeness?
"I have seen a faculty member
rush to complete a piece of
research which had no meaning or
relevance Tor him save for his
survival in this department.
"And what is most distressing
to me, I have seen the most
creative and dynamic group of
students that I have had the
privilege to love and work with
slowly become disillusioned,
apathetic, resentful and distrustful
of anything this department has
to say or offer."
Patterson's cri de coeur for a
plenary meeting "to discuss
openly the sickness of this
department" went unheard.
Since Patterson's open letter
psych students have continued to
organize in their department. An
extracurricular non-credit seminar
has begun to supplement the gaps
in departmental offerings.
And on Friday, the grad
students voted to bring the case of
the psychology department to the
attention of the university
community.
Tax nails grad students
By SANDI SHREVE
The Jan. 1 implementation of the new federal
income tax legislation has had an adverse effect on
university teaching assistants.
"Graduate student TAs now have to pay into
unemployment insurance but are ineligible to
receive benefits," UBC anthropology TA Gina
Quijano said Monday.
The new tax legislation has reclassified the
previously nontaxable scholarships, bursaries and
wages acquired from universities as taxable income.
Consequently, TAs are now required to
contribute to unemployment insurance which they
may not be eligible to collect.
Unemployment Insurance Commission
regulations prohibit full time registered university
students from receiving unemployment benefits
because they are not considered readily available for
work.
UIC information clerk Sandy Sheath told The
Ubyssey Monday that no one receives
unemployment benefits unless he or she has worked
during the past year.
She said at least eight unemployment insurance
payments must have been made during that time.
Quijana said these rules prevent many TAs
from collecting benefits because they are graduate
students and therefore are enrolled as students for
the entire calendar year.
According to UIC regulations they are not
eligible to collect benefits until they graduate.
And if graduate students worked as TAs for
the first years of their graduate courses but not for
the last year, they cannot collect the benefits for
which they have paid.
The new legislation also applies to
undergraduates but because they are not registered
students during the summer they can claim
unemployment benefits for four months of the
year.
Graduate studies dean Ian Cowan said Monday
the Western Regional Association of Graduate
Deans are scheduled to meet in Calgary Jan. 29 and
30 to "discuss this issue and other general concerns
arising from the new tax legislation."
Quijano said the only action that can be taken
to induce amendments to the situation is to
"inform the students of their predicament.
"If some 10,000 students start demanding their
UIC benefits this summer maybe the government
will take some remedial action," she said.
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THE       UBYSSEY
Page 3
Canada urged to follow Chile's lead
—daryl tan photos
TWISTING BRANCHES and convulated tubing of glass testify to talented exhalations of physics instructor
John Lees. Glass blowings of Hennings building occupant range from suitably scientific to ornately artistic.
By MIKE GIDORA
Canada and Chile have much in
common, the head of the
Canadian delegation to the
September, 1971 World
Federation of Democratic Youth
in Santiago told UBC students
Monday.
"Eighty per cent of Chile's
economy is based on the mining
of copper, and 100 per cent of the
copper mines were owned by
Americans before the election of
Salvadore Allende as president in
1970," John Bizzell said during a
talk to about 25 people in SUB
205 at noon.
"One American copper mine,
Kennecott makes a profit of 53
per cent per annum. In the last 25
years that company has taken out
$324 million from an original
investment of $2.3 million.
"That's a profit of 150 times in
25 years," he said.
"And even that original
investment didn't come from
outside the Chilean economy — it
came from the profits Kennecott
made in the Chilean nitrate mines
they owned."
Bizzell said that before Allende
and his marxist Popular Unity
government (a coalition of the
Socialist, Social Democrat,
Radical and Communist parties)
took office Chile was the most
impoverished country in the
Americas.
"There was 28 per cent
unemployment, an inflation rate
of 30 per cent per year, 80 per
cent of the land was owned by
less than one-tenth of the
population and over half of the
children under 15 were
undernourished," Bizzell said.
He said Allende's government
has taken action in all of these
fields, halving unemployment,
halving inflation and raising wages
40 per cent.
"All copper, steel and nitrate
mines have been nationalized and
about 65 per cent of the
production capabilities of the
country are now owned by the
people," he said.
He added that every child
under fifteen is now given half a
litre of milk daily, from the
government.
The nationalization programme
has extended to the farms of
Chile, but with some reservations.
"Those farms that were
well-managed and producing well
were left alone, but will probably
be collectivized and nationalized
later," he said.
Despite all of this, Bizzell
maintains the government of Chile
is not a socialist one.
BIZZELL
. . . rough road for Chile
Rather, he say, it is "a workers'
democracy on the road to
socialism."
Allende has not been able to
implement all of the reforms he
wishes to, said Bizzell.
"This is because he does not
have a Popular Unity majority in
either the senate or house of
assembly.
"He is intent on unifying the
two assemblies, reforming the
judiciary and turning over more
of the local administration to the
people.
"But this," he said, "will have
to wait until he has his majority."
Bizzell predicted great
hardships ahead for Chile.
"There will be severe shortages
resulting from increased buying
power of the workers, and a
period of belt-tightening that may
take many years to go through."
"Add to this agitation from
right-wing forces and increased
antagonism from the U.S. and you
will see that Chile has a rough
road ahead," he said.
Bizzell said he has no doubt
that Chile will come out ahead in
this struggle.
"The spirit of the people is just
fantastic. Everywhere we went we
saw signs saying that this
company, or that plant was
working voluntary overtime to
increase production."
Bizzell said the Chilean people
would welcome any Canadian
who is interested in joining them
in their struggle to shed American
domination.
a consumer column
Despite the groovy clothes, Mitchell
Sharp, Canada's external affairs minister
and second in command of the Liberal
government, lives in the 1950s.
His thinking is still very much affected
by the cold war mentality which pitted
the Americans against the Russians in the
arms race. Needless to say, Canada was
much more on the American side then,
viewing Uncle Sam as a benevolent
protector.
Sharp's attitude hasn't changed since
those days. He is overwhelmingly
pro-American.
He speaks like a mathematics prof,
coolly, proceeding from certain
assumptions to justify his present foreign
policy. The difference, perhaps is that he
reaches absurd conclusions which you
just know aren't true. He is the supremely
smooth Toronto political fat-cat.
On tour in Vancouver, he appeared on
the Jack Webster show to state that not
only was he in sympathy with the
Amchitka demonstrations last fall, but
(by his reasoning) he was really the leader
of those demonstrations.
A former Brascan excutive, Sharp is
well acquainted with foreign investment.
In fact it was the late Robert Winters, a
former Brascan president and Sharp
colleague, who stated that the best thing
that ever happened to Brascan was when
the present military dictatorship
overthrew the previous Brazilian
government thus causing a large sustained
annual increase in the company's profit
sheet.
Typical of Sharp's laissez-faire attitude
is his refusal to block the sale of
aluminum from the Alcan plant to
construct a dam in Mozambique. The
dam is designed to benefit the Union of
South Africa and Rhodesia.
Canada currently does not recognize
any of these three countries and is
supposedly participating in economic
embargoes against them.
Perhaps one of the most revealing
statements made during the one-hour
mild questioning on CBC was that
Trudeau in cabinet sessions was a man of
consensus politics.
This undoutedly confirms the notion
of some that Trudeau has lost all sense of
principles and that "the just society" was
merely an election slogan.
Of direct concern to consumers is that
Sharp (as well as Benson) belongs to the
right wing of the Liberal party and is
probably involved in the attempt to
remove or pressure consumer affairs
minister Ron Basford from his job.
The proposed Competition Act has
infuriated many of the large American
and Canadian monopoly-practising
companies doing business in Canada.
Chief among the lobbyists who
consider Basford a menace are certain
higher-ups in the Toronto Dominion
Bank.
Sharp is the MP for the Toronto
constituency of Eglinton. Page 4
THE       UBYSSEY
Tuesday, January 18, 1972
Challenge
It's encouraging to see students challenge the
tradition-bound, hierarchical structure of yet another
UBC department.
As described on page one of today's Ubyssey,
psychology students have begun to fight a meaningless,
reactionary curriculum, the unexplained firings of their
teachers, the cowardice of the faculty and the lack of
any proper channel for protest.
The dilemma of the psych students is the dilemma
of all of us: what do you do when an academic body is
pervasively corrupted, when the people who oppose it
are either powerless or subtly terrorized, when the
bodies of appeal are themselves incriminated?
This is the situation that now exists in the faculty
of arts.
Over the past two years the cronyism of Robert
Jordan, the paternalism of Cyril Belshaw has come to
light through the diligence of a few brave students and
junior faculty members. The struggle in the English and
anthropology-sociology departments is now a matter of
record.
And of course there are departments we have not
yet heard from. Margaret Ormsby's history department.
Larry Bongie's French department. As for that reputed
bastion of enlightenment, the philosophy department,
it's hardly describable as a people's republic.
The point is that the oppression of the individual
student, or the group of students in a department, in the
form of curriculum and hierarchy is not isolated. When
seen in perspective, its causes form a pattern of
corruption which totally exposes the rhetoric, the ideals
of the liberal university.
Ironically, the channels for appeal, at least in the
faculty of arts, lead to the one man who cultivates the
favor of the department head, and backs him right down
the line: dean Douglas Kenny. Incident after incident —
witness the experience of anthrosoc and English —
reveals that Kenny is deeply implicated whenever the
attempt to crush student and junior faculty discontent
at the departmental level is made.
So many potential reformers are so financially and
morally tied to the present fraudulent university
structure that any hope of gradual change is an illusion.
The faculty of arts cannot be reformed. It can only be
overthrown.
That said, we must concern ourselves with what
can be done now. From the experience of students who
have fought for departmental democracy, there emerges
a strategy for organizing a mass movement toward the
overthrow of academic autocracy and, through that,
constructing an alternative which both alleviates present
conditions and holds out hope for the future.
This strategy consists of independent
counter-courses, unrelenting public exposure of the
secret machinations of those in power, and joining with
students in other departments to form 'area unions'.
It's hoped that psychology students will continue
the use of these techniques in their current struggle. It's
also hoped that their success will encourage others to
follow their lead.
TM UBYSSEY
JANUARY 18, 1972
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 writer and not of the AMS or the university administration.
Member, Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a
weekly commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are located
in room 241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial    departments,    228-2301,
228-2305; advertising, 228-3977.
228-2307;    Page    Friday,    Sports,
Editor: Leslie Plommer
In a moment of bizarre reflection Sandi Shreve figured she was done
for, but not so, said Jan O'Brien. Sandy Kass clipped while Lesley Krueger
coughed and Mike Sasges hopped up and mostly down on Paul Knox for
resizing the crutch. Leslie Plommer ignored Tricia Moore who hedded
herself into a corner while Berton Woodward reminisced on his days with
unkie. Art Smolensky didn't reminisce at all, much to the chagrin of David
Schmidt and Glen Ewan who thought there would be a lot to remember.
David Schendlinger fingered on his pot but Pat Fitzgerald and Vaughn
Palmer stuck to their bowls. Mike Gidora and Kent Spencer couldn't stop
laughing at Gord Gibson who garbled it all, to the disbelief of Gary
Gruenke. Kini MacDonald tried to appease Daryl Tan with the star-studded
appearance of Ginny Gait, but neither he nor anyone else would believe it.
J
—from Saturday Review
'Quit complaining! He's the only leader we've got!"
Letters
Fight
The following information may
come as a pleasant surprise to
some of your readers.
Today my first-year engineers
class (Math 155, Sec. 1) has
contributed $18.00 out of its own
pockets to David Anderson and
the Canadian Wildlife Federation
to help in their legal fight in the
U.S. to prevent Alaskan oil
tankers from ruining our shores
and waterways.
And my third-year science class
(Math 300, v Sec. 3) has
contributed $19.00 for the same
cause.
Now $18 or $19 may not
seem like much to some people,
but from the expressions on their
faces, I can tell you that these
students are going to feel the
pinch!
Anyone else wishing to feel the
pinch can do his or her bit by
sending money to the Canadian
Wildlife Federation, P.O. Box
741, Victoria B.C.
Colin Clark,
Math prof
Disgust
Attorney-General Leslie Peterson,
Q.C.,Esq.,
The Legislative Buildings,
Victoria, B.C.
Dear Sir:
This letter is to inform you of
a motion passed at an executive
meeting of the Law Students'
Association, Jan. 4, 1972,
expressing utter disgust with your
decision to rule out criminal court
action against certain Vancouver
policemen for their actions during
the Gastown disturbance of Aug.
7,1972.
With respect, the decision on
your part not to carry out the
prosecutions is appalhng to us. We .
agree with those who claim you
are clearly adopting a double
standard - one set of legal
procedures for ordinary citizens
and a special, easier set of
procedures for police officers.
In our opinion, disciplinary
action within the police
department against unnamed
officers is not an adequate
alternative to criminal
proceedings. The fact that the
results of such proceedings will
not be made public by the force
can only destroy confidence in
the supposed impartiality and
equality of our judicial process.
Yours sincerely,
T. MacKinnon, LSA secretary
Dismal
As graduate students in the
department of Slavonic studies we
should like to point out to you
and the university the current
crisis in our department.
Although the department has
had a generally dismal history,
recent events have shown that the
situation now is, and in the near
future will be, the most abysmally
bad in the short lifespan of
Slavonic studies at UBC.
The calibre of instruction and
scholarship has never been very
high - with a few exceptions. Yet
three of the most able of the
department's faculty, who served
as portents of better things to
come, have been treated with
gross unfairness. Two instructors
have been dismissed (under the
guise of "budgetary necessities")
and one assistant professor
demoted. All three are excellent
teachers and possess fine
qualifications. One of the
dismissed people has just received
her Ph.D. for a fine contribution
to the field. The other two are
also qualified scholars of
exceptional promise.
This question of qualifications
brings us to the crux of the
matter. Out of the non-tenured
faculty members of the
department the above three have
received abuse for their hard work
and service, whereas a fourth, who
does not even have a degree in
Slavonic studies, has been
recommended for tenure.
Why are more qualified persons
ousted or demoted while less
qualified ones remain? This
injustice and obvious political
manoeuvring will do nothing but
damage the department, the
students and the university as a
whole.
The dismissal (i.e.
"non-renewal of contract") of
scholarly teachers while the
deadwood who contribute
nothing remain, will make the
department even more of a
laughing-stock than it is now. If
the dismissals and demotion
stand, nothing but harm will
ensue.
This is only the beginning of
protest; much more will come.
Respectfully yours,
(but for obvious reasons
please withhold our names),
Seven signatures.
Shtiks
Imagine: The Hobbits — older,
rounder, slower but afflicted with
fits of distemper and you have the
new AMS ("Student Coalition")
government, the vanguard of the
Campus Crusade for Reaction.
Now, any bunch stupid enough
to run for the hole-in-the-wall
term of office (five weeks?)
offered by the last referendum
probably has to help each other
tie their shoelaces (no, it goes this
way, no it doesn't, I am The Pres,
etc.). But the short term would
only bother people with initiative.
To the SC it's a chance for
time-serving   inanities   and   the Saturday night
Farmers' Frolic
See it all at the.Farmers' Frolic
THE MOOBYSSEY
^v
Tuesday, January 18, 1972
The Aggies are coming, and with them
the annual hard times dance: The Farmers'
Frolic.
The Frolic will be-held this Saturday in
the SUB cafeteria from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Lose your pants last year? Come and pick
them up at The Frolic. This year's dance
promises to be a real knee-slapper. There'll
be lots of hand clappin', foot-stompin',
cussin', shovin', and shoutin'. So all you
guys round yourself up a little woman and
head on out to the Frolic.
This is not a square dance, but a dance
with such favorites as polkas, Mexican hat
dance, waltz, and the latest pop music. This
year's band is Hank and the Hoboes, a group
renowned in western Canada as outstanding
entertainers.
There will be a half-time show added to
the other features, the return of the
world-famous "Tweety Birds". The recent
lifting of the U.S. 10 per cent surcharge has
brought the return of this famed and
outstanding group for another appearance.
They promise to put on a most original
show.
Costume prizes will be awarded at
half-time for the best (or worst) imitation of
the modern farmer. This is the biggest dance
of the year on campus, and it is a well
known fact that anyone who attended last
year will be back this year for more. So if
you have not attended before come and join
your friends at this year's Farmers' Frolic.
Bare facts
Only $3.50 per couple. From 9:00 p.m.
to 1:00 a.m. In the SUB cafeteria. Tickets
from AMS or any Aggie. Features Hank and
the Hoboes Dress, strictly hard-times.
Half-time entertainment: the Tweety Birds.
Costume prizes, door prizes. Saturday,
January 22.
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Irrelevancies.
After many years of intensive
observation of the actions of the
pong-ball (sub-species ping), to be
referred to hereafter as the
ping-pong ball, the members of
the departmental task force
dealing with the breeding habits
of the ping-pong ball have come
to some rather startling
conclusions.
The first of these is that the
ping-pong ball tends toward
definite masochistic behavior
patterns.
Its favourite stimulation is to
be batted about with a piece of
wood generally referred to as a
ping-pong paddle. After being hit
on the body with one of the bats,
the ball shows its satisfaction by
bouncing across a table (which is
approximately 84 times its
diameter in length) in one bounce,
while also bounding over a net six
times its height.
This is an admirable feat in any
terms. Each time it is hit, it issues
forth with a cry of happiness, best
described as "poe" — a hollow
sounding expression. The ball is
happiest   when   two   people   are
hitting it across the table (which is
divided in two by a net), one
person standing at either end.
A second, and perhaps more
startling, observation is that the
ping-pong ball is bisexual.
It may assume a completely
female identity, a completely
male identity, or it may switch
back and forth between the two.
When the two persons who are
aiding the ball in its pursuit of
happiness (these people shall
henceforth be referred to as the
players) are both male, the ball
itself remains as a female. If both
players are female, the ball
assumes its male identity. If one
player is a female and the other is
a male, the ball changes between
its male and female identities.
This change of sex occurs at
the point where the ping-pong ball
crosses the net dividing the two
halves of the table.
If the ping-pong ball is hit hard
enough and often enough the ball
will literally split its sides with
happiness. After this it is no
longer able to enjoy itself by
being batted about. However, the
author feels that this step is
essential to its reproductive
process,  because soon after the
ball has broken in two, the players
again may be seen playing with
some other balls. It is concluded
that the old split ball has given
rise to a new ball.
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1 f further information is
desired, or if you just want some
balls to play with, contact
Chairman Mao Ping-pong, Peoples
Balling republic.
Here's
why
Do you realize that one raw
apple of 2.5-inch diameter,
weighing 5.33 ounces contains:
Water, 85 per cent; energy, 70
calories; proteins, trace;
carbohydrates, 18 gm.; copper, 8
mg.; iron, 0.4 mg.; vitamin A, 50
I.U.; thiamine, 0.04 mg.;
riboflavin, 0.02 mg.; niacin, 0.1
mg.; ascorbic acid, 3.0 mg.
And you can have all of this
Wednesday for one small donation
to the Crippled Children's Fund
on the Aggies Apple Day.
Please give Page 2
THE MOOBYSSEY
Tuesday, January 18, 1972
Give a damn,
be an Aggie
Why does one become an Aggie? It's hard to say really.
Some come from rural backgrounds, many are from urban
backgrounds. Interests range from molecular cell biology to
irrigation systems.
Aggies are a diverse bunch, but they all have one trait in
common, possibly this trait is the basis of becoming an Aggie. It
is a deep concern for the well-being of man. We aren't just
interested in building better roads and bridges, just in building a
better world with food for all.
It's a big problem, one which will probably never be solved.
However, we can keep trying. After all, if each Aggie can increase
the food for just a dozen people, on a world scale, that's a lot of
food.
What are employment opportunities like for a graduate
Aggie? Better than those in other faculties, but not as good as
they have been in the past. Not every Aggie is guaranteed a job
right away anymore. So, no matter what the profs say, don't
come into the faculty if you're just looking for a meal tieket,
because its not there anymore. However, if you give a damn
about people — welcome aboard.
What's Aggie spirit like? Not as good as it has been in the
past. People are less prone to shit-disturbing now, more serious in
their approach to studying. Once again the concern for life shows
through. However, for a small faculty (200 students) we can still
get a fairly good turnout to our dances (50-60 per cent) and to
most sports. So if you're just looking for a high-spirited bunch of
fun seekers, look elsewhere — but, if you give a damn — come
join us.
You say you're concerned about pollution. So are we. After
all, agriculture, the basis of our whole civilization, is based on
soil, water, sun and air. We've also helped to poison these in the
past, but new methods of pest control are being sought and found
all the time. However, some chemical control must be continued.
After all, would you pay more for food? Honestly? I doubt it.
Give a damn — be an Aggie!
THE MOOBYSSEY
Published some years by the Agriculture
Undergraduate Society as a feature of Aggie Week.
Member, Better Barns and Breedin' Society, Canadian
University Gutter Press, Etc.
Articles and editorial opinions reflect the view of
the writer and not of The Ubyssey, the Alma Mater
Society or the university administration. Thanks to the
staff of The Ubyssey for technical assistance.
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The first Forestry swing before
3 U.B.C. Engineers tried it
and revised it. . . (see P. 4)
The farmer — disappearing fast
The species "home sapiens farmerius" is disappearing
at a rapid rate, about 10,000 per annum in Canada in the
1960s and this rapid dwindling of population, unlike that
of most other species, is being encouraged by the national
governments of Canada and the United States.
The attempt to eliminate small farmers in North
America is tragic.
The small farm offers a unique and highly rewarding
lifestyle. In this society the small farmer is scorned by a
large proportion of the rest of the population. This fact is
evidenced by the fear of the image of agricultural sciences
being associated with the lowly farmer. The small farmer
is highly under-rated. He is generally a hard working,
sincere, loving person, lacking city pretenses and hangups.
The federal government's department of agriculture is
under jurisdiction of Agricultural Minister Bud Olson. Mr.
Olson's proposed program is to either ease out the small
farmer or expand his operation and make it more viable.
In the United States J. PHil Campell, U.S.
Under-Secretary of Agriculture stated: "I see the
American farmer brightening his own economic future by
becoming a better businessman — a keener capitalist, a
sharper entrepreneur than he has ever been."
Ultimately the aim of both these departments is to
eliminate the small farmer. This is not to say that they are
not attempting to alleviate a poverty problem but they
should try to do this in a way which will allow the
small-farmer lifestyle to continue.
In this technological society we are rapidly utilizing
our renewable and non-renewable resources. This cannot
continue; we must eventually curb our ideas of growth. At
this time in the future the small farmer will have been
eliminated, as will the Eskimo and the Indian. Today our
society is rapidly converting the small farm subvalues and
Eskimo and Indian cultures, while it is these groups of
people that would in the future have been able to cope
and show how mankind might begin to fit into the
environment.
The district agriculturalist at Pincher Creek, Bob
Lyons, has written a plea for preservation of the life form
"homo sapiens farmerius", which he says is disappearing
at a faster rate than the bald eagle, blue whale or even the
walrus.
Agriculturalist Lyons says the species has been
classified and branded for study, but things are not going
well and if the present trend continues only a few stuffed
museum exhibits may remain of the once flourishing
Farmerius.
He suggests that if the vanishing species is to be
preserved, the following protective measures must be
employed:
1) Don't ride the Farmerius. While they have
strong backs, they do not hold up well when several
people get on at the same time.
2) Do not aim legislative guns at them — they are
extremely gun shy and often flee the area when
government hunters converge on them.
3) Allow them to feed themselves, they seem to be
allergic to force feeding.
4) Do not build housing developments on their
nesting grounds. Most Farmerius find it difficult to
farm round such hazards and hence leave the area.
5) Do not pass laws against dust, odor and other
things considered offensive to the rest of the species.
Remember who feeds you. The Farmerius have
acquired certain habits necessary to raise our food and
if restricted they often wander off the land.
6) Allow them to sell their products for what they
are worth. Do not tell them what to raise or what to
sell. Do not keep the prices for their products low
while everything else goes sky high.
Keep the farmer happy and alive and he will keep the
rest of the country happy and alive." Tuesday, January 18, 1972
THE MOOBYSSEY
Page 3
Aaricvffure •    •
Over the past few years the Faculty of Agriculture
has become the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.
During this period the faculty has undergone a
restructuring process, both within and across departments.
An indication of the activites of the various departments
may help to explain the academic side of Aggies.
Ag. Economics: This small progressive department is
currently involved in teaching and research of
considerable magnitude. Although their numbers are small
their interests and backgrounds are diverse, so members of
the dept. can demonstrate expertise in fields as general as
national agricultural policy and as specific as farm
business management.
Undergraduates in agricultural economics have an
unique opportunity to draw courses from several faculties,
many of which are Arts (economics), and Commerce and
Business Administration, as well as courses that are
available from other departments within the Faculty,
resulting in a well-balanced education. This balance is
demonstrated by the diversity of careers Ag. Ec. graduates
are in, ranging from practical farm management to law.
Ag. Ec. graduate students are also able to draw upon
a variety of courses. However, they do specialize in one of
the fields of interest of a professor. Currently graduate
student research involves linear programming applications
to land use in the Fraser Valley and crop mix production
patterns in the Peace River, sociological studies of
rural-urban migration and part-time farming, and
marketing aspects of a national computerized farm
management data system.
Ag. Engineering: Members of the department are
carrying out research in three main areas of engineering
for food production and processing; Bioenvironment
systems, Biomachine systems, and Food Engineering.
Research interests in Bioenvironment systems are
related to studying the interact;on between a biological
system (i.e. growth rates of poultry, livestock or plants)
and invironmental parameters such as temperature,
humidity, thermal radiation intensity, air velocity, light
intensity and quality. The objective of this research is to
establish mathematical models of these biological systems
and hence develop computerized "design of optimum food
production systems.
Lnother aspect of Bioenvironment systems is the
adoption of large scale confinement housing of livestock
and integrated food processing plants that produce
substantial quantities of waste products. Many research
projects are directed at methods of recycling these wastes
through land spreading to stimulate plant growth and
hence complete the biological cycle.
These projects include biological and chemical studies
on the use of oxygen transfer devices, thermophilic
bacteria, and drying techniques for stabilization of wastes
with high total solids content. Other studies involve the
physical properties such as pumping characteristics and
fluid mechanic properties. Modern analytical devices such
as a total organic carbon analyzer, an atomic absorption
spectrophotometer, ion probes and various viscometers
are in use.
Biomachine system activities include such
developments as a precision seeder for seeding conifers in
containerized modules, sorting seeds on the basis of their
viability, mechanical harvesting of strawberries with
electronic color sensing, weed control in precision seeded
lettuce, characterization of structure and load response of
biomaterials, electronic measurement of gloss from waxed
apples, and a meter for measuring ocean currents.
Food processing topics involve thermal characteristics
and processing of various foods and processed foods.
Equipment is available for freeze drying, controlled
temperature-humidity drying, spouted bed drying, spray
drying, as well as a vacuum drum drier and vacuum
evaporator. Other processing equipment such as cold
rooms and steam kettles are in use. Studies on establishing
sorption-desorption isotherms on dried foods are under
way.
Animal Science: The teaching responsibilities of the
department have changed a great deal in the past five
years. The major change is the involvement of the
department in a wildlife option. Much emphasis is now
being placed onthe environment as it is related to animal
production.
The department is now attempting to work more
closely with the dept. of Ag. Economics, and is thereby
trying to bring to the attention of students the study of
Animal Economics, along with intensive work dealing
with dairy cattle production systems.
Courses have been realigned to bring students closer
to the pertinent material which is required for efficient
animal production. Research is being conducted in several
fields: nutrition, physiology, management, breeding, and
genetics.
Nutritional studies include a number of studies
dealing with increased efficiciency of pork production,
use of low-grade forage by ruminants (including re-cycling
of poultry waste as a feed component), improvement of
milk protein via nutrition, and several studies in intensive
sheep production. Physiological studies range over such
diverse topics as the metabolic effects of estrogens in
sheep and dairy cattle, and pesticide residues in tissues of
animals which are used by man. A study of the effect of
high and low levels of mercury and iron on the growth of
milk is also being carried out.
Those pursuing the wildlife option may study the
habitat utilization by wild and domestic ungulates
(hoofed animals) in the south Rocky Mountain Trench.
Other topics under study by this group are immunology
of some infections of wild animals, social aspects of
multiple land use, and the effect of high and low levels of
nutrition on wildlife and domestic animal production.
Those in animal genetics are interested in the
relationship between physiological traits and production
traits of dairy cattle. Here, the relationship between blood
urea, glucose, cholesterol with gross phenotypic traits is
under study. Analysis of the variability between morning
and evening milkings in dairy cattle, along with studies on
milk composition are also being pursued by this group.
Food Science: From 1900 onward, the food industry
has expanded steadily with the development of new food
products. Acquisition of knowledge on the basic
principles of food processing, such as spray-drying,
freeze-drying, freeze-concentration, freezing and
emulsification, has led to the creation of "convenience
foods" which have optimum flavor appeal and nutritive
value.
Simulated foods, such as spun soyaprotein having
textural and flavor qualities similar to those of chicken,
turkey   and   beef,  are   appearing  on   the   supermarket
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This device uses The Sonic
Noise Technique to scare
rodents from field crops
shelves. The simulated foods may have a long shelf-life
and may be more economical than the natural food.
Edible food additives are introduced into food to enhance
the nutritive value, to protect the food from microbial
degradation and to improve the organoleptic quality of
the food products.
Food scientists have played an important role in the
expansion of the food industry through product
development and improvement, and will be confronted
with new challenges in the feeding of the ever-increasing
hungry people of underdeveloped countries.
Although food scientists have been at UBC since
1945, a Department of Food Science was not established
until 1968. After the departmental structure was created,
new relevant courses in food science were introduced to
present basic scientific concepts on the nature of raw
products, the processing techniques and the evaluation of
the final food products. Such knowledge is essentiaf to
mass-produce and distribute food products with
consistently high quality, and a long shelf-life with
minimum time, labor and materials.
Opportunities for well-educated food scientists
include product research and development, manufacturing
management, quality control, government inspection
services, technical service and liaison, basic research and
teaching. For the most part, food scientists are employed
by food companies, governmental agencies, food
ingredient manufacturers and food packaging companies.
Plant Science: Green revival, ecological awareness,
environmental management ... these are all terms which
have seen increasing use in recent years..
lant science has a role to play in all aspects of
current thinking regarding environmental preservation and
efficient crop production - production of food, feed and
fibre. The department's recent contributions encompass
teaching and research in range, landscape architecture,
field and vegetable crop production, ornamentals,
greenhouse crops, wildlife habitat, pathology and plant
diseases, forage, entomology, insect dispersal and
behavior, air pollution, herbicide residues, weed ecology,
host-parasite relations, ecophysiology, nutrition, tissue
culture, cold hardiness and pomology.
Such diversity reflects not only the real world
diversity of the problems in plant agriculture, but also the
interests of the department's staff. British Columbia has
perhaps the most richly varied agriculture in Canada, and
it is not surprising therefore, that the curricula and
research programs within the Department of Plant Science
reflect this variety.
At a time when there is increased concern over the
revelance of academic program, plant science can point to
the practical orientation of its work and capitalize on its
diversity. However, its task is one of maintaining vigilance,
keeping abreast of developments, and, indeed, being a
leader in the developments occurring in many areas of
crop production and the uses of plants.
"Have you thanked a green plant today?" has become
somewhat of a cliche. In fact, many of the green plants to
which we can offer our thanks for coping with the
problems of providing us with calories and other
materials, and of surviving the manmade and natural
adversities which beset them, are the outcome of research.
There will be a continuing need for such research in
order to overcome the problems of the future. It is my
hope that exposure to what has happened in the past and
to what is happening at the present time will provide the
insights and wisdom to cope with tomorrow's problems.
Poultry Science: Members of the department are
engaged in teaching and research at the undergraduate and
graduate levels. Investigations lie in several fields of study,
viz., nutrition, physiology, and genetics. It is of interest to
note that the department has changed its approach
whereby studies dealing with pullutants and contaminants
in feed are under way.
Fndergraduate and graduate students carry out a
wide scope of studies in the field of nutrition and
physiology. Studies in these areas are conducted on birds
of all ages in controlled environments. Radioisotope tracer
equipment, an amino acid analyzer and gas
chromatograph are just a few of the items of equipment
used.
Nutritional studies include effect of dietary protein
on DNA and RNA in avian tissue, selenium metabolism,
and fatty acid metabolism. A number of projects dealing
primarily with nutritional stess are being carried out.
Included are such topics as processing and storage factors
affecting the nutritional quality of protein feedstuffs and
hypervita-minosis A and E. Studies relating to recyling of
dehydrated poultry wastes, mercury in herring meal, and
all-vegetable diets are also under way.
The genetic laboratory is so arranged that students
may select areas of study and research dealing with
population and biochemical genetics. Chickens, Japanese
quail and Tribolium are available. Facilities for hatching
eggs, along with controlled brooding and rearing facilties
which enable investigators to study many aspects of
growth rates and genotype-environmental projects are
available.
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•. • how are you helping? Page 4
THE MOOBYSSEY
Tuesday, January 18, 1972
What are you doing to help
From page 3
Research conducted in the
embriology laboratory is directed
towards the chemical controls
involved in embryo-genesis. This
group is interested in development
immunity and the role of the
bursa of Fabricus on antibody
production; the induction of
protein synthesis in vitro;
increasing clutch size in broiler
breeder hens, as well as studies on
the relationship between light and
the pituitary LH levels in the
broiler breeder.
Soil Science: The research
activities of the Department of
Soil Science all relate to the
environment, since soils are an
element of the environment and
reflect environmental parameters
and     changes.     Also,    man's
existence in the past, present and
future is closely related to the
utilization of the soil resource.
Practically all research in the
Department of Soil Science
involves undergraduate student
training as well as Master's and
Doctor's theses. The department
co-operates closely with the
Faculty of Forestry and other
university departments, and two
of its seven faculty members are
appointed jointly with the
Faculty of Forestry. The
department's research activities
are also closely co-ordinated with
the British Columbia soil survey,
Canada Land Inventory and other
programs. Research is supported
by grants from such agencies as
the National Research Council of
Canada,  Canada   Department   of
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Revised Swing
L'Hockey hamburger
(but bring yer own)
The high-flying Aggie
"Canadians" have been highly
successful this year against the
weak opposition in the hamburger
hockey league.
Currently sporting a 4-1
won-lost record, the Aggies are
optomistic about the second half
of the schedule. Big Al McBride
(alias Bobby Baun) has been
constantly knocking over
opposing forwards as if they were
beer. Pete Pullet (the one who did
the B.A. in the chariot race) and
Gord (Sanderson) Blankstein have
made us the best-drinking team in
the league as well.
Even our cheerleaders drink.
Perry Lidster is currently setting
the opposition oil fire as he puffs
his home-made cigarettes on the
ice. Frosh goalie Doug
(Barley-face) Rutledge has had no
work as yet and complains about
getting cold feet and paying for it
besides. Why don't you hide Bev
in the net Doug? Niels Holbeck is
patrolling the wings and corners
with aggressiveness. Someday he
will break the boards however.
Blain Archer (the new Bobby
Orr) is consistently leading rushes
out of his own zone and has been
deaking out opposing players
quite frequently. The Dawson
Club cleaned him out, however.
Chow, Sheperd, and Lang form
the freewheeling, low-scoring line
in the league, with Chow missing
every breakaway so far. Sheperd
goes like a bat in hell until he
reaches the corner, and Lang
needs more exercise to keep up
for a full shift.
Bob Berry may make a game
on time yet and is rumored to
have practised skating thru the
holidays. Other pro members
comprise the hard core for the
team. On Tuesday at 11:15 p.m.,
"main rink, the Aggies will be out
to avenge their past loss. Should
be a wipeout, but come and see
the new Canadians.
Bring your own beer though.
Indian Affairs and Northern
Development, British Columbia
Department of Agriculture and
the University of British
Columbia.
Some of the main subject areas
of research in the department
include the genesis, morphology
and classification of British
Columbia soils, energy and water
balance for forest and agriculture
crops, s o i 1-h y d r ology
relationships, chemistry and
humic material minor elements,
use of sewage effluent in
cultivated and forested soils,
airphoto use and interpretation,
and the interpretation of soils
information for different land use
objectives.
Much of the teaching and
research activities of the
Department of Soil Science are in
areas that are often referred to as
interdisciplinary. In addition to its
role in agriculture, the department
is involved with the Water
Resources Centre at the
university, and has co-operative
projects with Geography, Plant
Ecology, Forestry and other
agencies.
Such is a summary of the
activites of our faculty. One
question remains to be posed in
closing: "What are you doing to
help?"
Apple Wednesday
Independence, we have it, but it's a privilege
denied to many.
I wonder how it feels to be bound by crutches,
braces or a wheelchair; to know that if only more
funds were available some modern "miracle"might
allow you to leave the confines of a home or
hospital.
That's what the Aggies' Apple Day is all about.
On Wednesday, apples will be sold for donations at
several locations across campus, (SUB, the library,
the bookstore, to name a few).
The donations go to the crippled children's
fund. In past years about $450 has been raised. It
would be great to see the total go higher.
Independence — we have it. Buy an apple on
Wednesday and give someone else a chance.
The art of capturing
and weighing chicks
There are chicks and there are
chicks! Most of them are pretty
hard to catch.
One common method of
selecting chicks to be caught and
weighed is to do a close study of
the legs. These may be checked
for color to determine the species.
By observing the length and shape
one can often get a good idea of
whether or not the bird will put
up a good fight.
Generally chicks are very
skillful at dodging a catcher. They
move quickly and tend to be very
unpredictable with respect to
direction. These difficulties can be
modified by confining the chick
in a small space. Then one simply
grabs and lets the chick slip into
an inverted position. Hang onto
the feet or even 10 feet or 20 feet.
How big are the hands and how
strong? These factors will
determine how many chicks the
catcher can hold at one time.
To weigh these birds is a simple
matter once one has them on the
scale, but how does one persuade
a chick to sit tight on a scale? We
must immobilize the chick and we
must do this without breaking a
leg or a wing.
There are three efficient and
humane methods of keeping the
chick quiet. First, one may tie the
wings behind the chick's back, lay
it on the scale and let it kick.
Putting a chick's head under a
wing confuses it, and one can
usually read the weight before the
bird has realized what its
predicament is.
The third method doesn't seem
particularly nice, but in fact it is
the most fun and doesn't really
hurt the chick. One simply grabs
the legs and starts to swing. That
bird'll get dizzy pretty fast then
she'll give no more trouble.
Catch a chick — it's fun.
Pancakes today!
This is the story of two mice, Joe and Leroy.
Joe lives on the grounds of Buchanan at the west side of
UBC. Leroy lives in the fields of the Plant Science Department at
the east side of UBC.
It is a cold, wet January morning. Joe is heading towards
SUB when he meets Leroy.
Leroy: Well Joe Kool, sure is good to see you. Where you
goin'?
Joe: to SUB. Got to get some food.
Leroy: I heard there are some womenfolk down there who
are cooking up a mess of flapjacks and sausages.
Joe: You're right. They're from the Agricultural Sciences
faculty. They do this every year and donate all proceeds to the
House of Hope Fund.
Leroy: I sure do feel like some homecookin' about now.
Let's go.
Joe and Leroy know where the good life is. If you feel
bored today with institution cooking or are just plain hungry,
come to the SUB foyer between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. You
will receive hot, fluffy pancakes with farm-fresh butter and syrup,
topped off with plump sausages and a soft smile from an
enchanting Aggie woman.
You may also get a warm feeling from knowing your
money will go to help a child sponsored by the House of Hope.
Come to SUB for breakfast. You won't be disappointed. Tuesday, January 18, 1972
THE       UBYSSEY
Letters
approval of their equals and more
equal peers. What to do yet not to
do?
Their lips moving silently, The
Pres leads them along with his
thick reading glass over the fine
print — aha! evict the AMS
graduate representatives on
council. No matter if the question
has been raised long before and
abandoned as useless. Guided by
his/their devotion to principle (an
impluse he has cut, colored and
pasted his incipient career around)
they press on and on.
But wait — for some real fun,
bureaucratic style, let's have
another vote of confidence (?) —
next week.
Maybe they'll win and maybe
they won't. Then let's do it again
and again — and, through the
magic of infinite regress they can
all get. to be presidents, etc. and if
they keep on going, before the
next election in February maybe
we can all get to be AMS shtiks
at least once. No small distinction
in these troubled times. Busy,
busy, busy.
By the way, can anyone tell me
what the SC program is
(compared, to say, the Human
, Government program) or where it
is? Does it still fit into an
envelope?
Anthony Grinkus,
GSA/AMS rep,
182nd Anti-Imperialist
Hunter-Killer Squadron,
North-West Sector.
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with a bias of fact, in order to get
across a point of view. This shows
up in the presentation of many
events in terms of villains and
victims, baddies and goodies.
Not all the victims are goodies;
nor are villains complete baddies.
The way it's been presented to
us, Belshaw, Ruth, Jordan, the
board members, capitalists,
campus patrol, the Thunderbird
Shop ... have been consistently
and completely wrong/devious/
obstructive/arrogant/foolish;
while reporters, protesters, Speier
et al, the cafeteria patrons, the
OTEU members .. . have been
right/honest/constructive/
reasonable/virtuous (i.e., have
been on the receiving end?).
Such presentation doesn't fit
the way things are. It suggests that
the editors assume that the
readers wouldn't arrive at the
same conclusions (or worse,
wouldn't think about an issue) if
they had to discern betwen more
balanced points of view.
In the end, it's not much more
than slogans and name-calling; and
the net effect is to turn people off
the notion that the newspaper
does have a serious side to it.
Don Townsend
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers.
Letters should be signed and, if
possible, typed.	
A partridge In a pear tree
The following piece of
questionable tripe was
volunteered to The Ubyssey by
English grad student David
Schendlinger, who shows
distressing signs of following in
the mental and literary footsteps
of former Ubyssey columnists
Diamond Jim Davies and Shane
McCune.
Davies and McCune were
summarily fired not so long ago...
One of the important reasons
given by the Alma Mater Society
executive in its attempt to flie
executive secretary Oarol Buzas is
her access to "confidential"
correspondence, which constitutes
a "security risk".
Now we know that many of
you are wondering what dark
secrets lurk deep in the bowels of
SUB, so fearing that our "leak"
might be fired before she could
secrete these documents to us, we
infiltrated a spy of our very own
(disguised as a running dog so he
would be mistaken for an AMS
exec) into the AMS offices.
Fido came back with a whole
cabinet marked TOP SECRET,
NO TRESPASSING, GUARDED
BY CLOSED CIRCUIT
TELEVISION, SHOPLIFTERS
WILL BE SHOT, and we figured
we had all the hot stuff we
needed.
But inside the cabinet all we
found were 23 peanut butter and
jelly sandwiches, a collection of
Roy Orbison records, a list of
cartoons to be shown with SUB
films, a handball court, three
knickers, 'the wedding photo of
George and T. S. Eliot, a tempest
in*- a teapot,* the Toronto
Argonauts, four boxes of maple
leafs, three French hens, two
turtle doves and a partridge in a
pear tree.
It was obviously the wrong
cabinet.
The next day we received in
the campus mail a package in a
plain    brown    wrapper    that
obviously contained purloined
documents.
Our hearts racing, we tore open
the package. Immediately we saw
the words "Confidential
memorandum".
But we were foiled again. It
was an announcement of the
classics department's annual
Roman orgy, complete with grape
peeling and nasty talking.
Obviously trying to take
advantage of our crusading,
muckraking, expose-style
journalism, they wanted some free
publicity. Ha, ha Malcolm, you
can pay the classified rates the
same as everyone else!
We were getting desperate. We
had to get those secret papers
before some competitor — UBC
Reports, maybe — uncovered
them first and beat us to the
scoop.
Then our breakthrough!
Fido came running into the
office, his tail wagging, a thick file
folder in his teeth: The Doggie
Papers.
And the very first document
our eager eyes fell upon was a real
shocker, one to raise the hackles
all over this once-peaceful
campus! We blush, but true
crusading journalists can do no
less than reprint this scandalous
item in full.
BURNYEAT, GRANT.
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Whaddaya say to that, Grant?
Resign in shame, and face the
people again if you dare hold your
head up. If there ever was an
election issue, this is it!
ANN MORTIFEE sings in SUB auditorium, noon Thursday. Concert
admission is 50 cents.
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FEE LEVY
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undergraduate  fee  levy for
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Alma Mater Society
OFFICIAL
NOTICE
ELECTIONS FOR 72/73
Elections for the AM.S.
Executive will be held as follows
FIRST SLATE
Wednesday, February 2
PRESIDENT
SECRETARY
INTERNAL AFFAIRS OFFICER
EXTERNAL AFFAIRS OFFICER
SECOND SLATE-Wednesday, February 9
VICE PRESIDENT
TREASURER
COORDINATOR
OMBUDSPERSON
The Nomination periods for the 2 slates are:
FIRST SLATE - 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 19th to 12:30
p.m. Thursday, January 27th.
SECOND SLATE - 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 26th to 12:30
p.m. Thursday, February 3rd.
All students interested in running in these elections should pick up
nomination and eligibility- forms at the A.M.S. General Office, or from the
A.M.S. Secretary, SUB 248.
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THE       UBYSSEY
Tuesday, January 18, 1972
Pharmaty vote
results given
Results of the pharmacy
undergrad society referendum
were announced Friday.
The proposal to make
membership in the Canadian
Association of Pharmacy Students
and Interns compulsory was
defeated, 75 to 57.
The move to split the $20
fourth year grad fee into four
annual installments of $5 each
passed 120 to 10.
JMoof point
The faculty of law will conduct
its annual moot court Jan. 29 at
2:00 p.m.
Two outstanding students are
chosen by the faculty to argue a
case of current interest before
three B.C. court judges in an event
known as the Grand Moot.
The Allan S. Gregory memorial
prize of $200 will be divided
between the two students.
It will be held at the Law
School and all students are
welcome.
Women & labor
The Working Women's
Association will discuss women
and labor laws at a membership
meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday.
A report of unionization at
Smitty's and discussion of
possible support for the
Sandringham strike will also be
held.
The $1 membership fee can be
paid at the meeting in room 307
of the Vancouver Public library or
sent  to  WWA,   511   Carrall  St.,
Vancouver 8.
Women & lite
The women's studies series will
present a lecture. Changing Life
Styles for Women, tonight at 7
p.m. in the SUB ballroom.
The group will discuss alternate
life styles which confront many
women, both in the presence and
absence of males.
The topic will be divided into
three areas, including
homosexuality, communal
relations and women with
children. There will be guest
speakers on each and the lecture
will evolve into an open forum.
Admission for each session is
25 cents and everyone is welcome.
People may still register for the
spring term by paying the $1 fee
at the door.
'Tween classes
TUESDAY
YOUNG SOCIALISTS
Meeting, SUB 210, noon.
NEWMAN CLUB
Discussion, St. Mark's music room,
noon.
UCC
General meeting, noon, SUB 205.
SAILING CLUB
Racing meeting, Buch. 104, noon.
EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE
Karl     Burau     and     the     nefarious
Malcolm   X.  McGregor  on  what   is
wrong  with  UBC, noon, SUB  111.
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE
French   conversation  classes,  noon,
Buch. 3201.
WEDNESDAY
UBC MINISTRIES
Open  Bible forum, noon, Lutheran
campus centre.
GERMAN CLUB
International house, noon.
ONTOLOGY
The     Subconscious,     noon,    Buch.
216.
ITALIAN CLUB
12:30, International house stage.
VOC
VARSITY DEMOLAY
Noon, SUB 215.
FOLK DANCE CLUB
OPTOMETRIST
J.D. MacKENZIE
Eye   Examinations
Contact   Lenses
3235  W.   Broadway
732-0311
International house, 8 to 10 p.m.
ZOOLOGY TRAVEL LECTURES
'Tropic Shores' with Dr. McTaggart
Cowan, 12:30, room 2000,
biosciences building.
s.
noon   SUB
THURSDAY
VCF
Hubert   Butcher
SUB 215.
CURLING CLUB
Winter sports centre, 9 p.m.
WARGAMERS
Confederacy   vs.    Union   aggression
outlet, noon SUB 111.
Ancient   Greek   —   Roman
trip, 7:30 p.m., SUB 111.1,
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
Three     free    films,    noon,    upper
lounge.
on   prayer,   noon,
power
ANN MORTIFEE CONCERT
Noon, SUB auditorium, 50 cent
STUDENT LIBERALS
Economic   nationalism
213.
NVC
Noon, SUB 205.
CCF
Noon, SUB 215.
UBC BICYCLE CLUB
Noon, SUB 105B.
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE
Stendal's La Chartreuse de Pa
noon, Bu. 100.
FRIDAY
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE
Noon, IH upper lounge.
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7:30   p.m.   Sat,   morning   8:00   a.m.
UBC BOWLING CLUB NEEDS
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THE       UBYSSEY
Page 7
Debbie Brill
'They don't care'
Debbie Brill may be Canada's most famous
athlete. This 18 year old UBC student has
literally lept to the top of the international track
and field circuit by high jumping 6'1 7/8" last
year. Only five women have ever jumped higher
than this.
Last year she was rated as number four in
the world, and was considered by many as
Canada's best bet for a gold medal at Munich
this summer. Among her accomplishments are
both the Pan-American and British
Commonwealth high jump records as well as
world best jumps for various age groups.
Her backwards jumping style, which she
developed independently of others, coupled with
her enormous success has attracted the attention
of millions of track and field buffs around the
world.
To find out how she has coped with the
extreme pressure put upon her by so-called track
and field 'fans' The Ubyssey sent out Mike
Gidora to interview her. Cornering her during a
work-out, he found her to be completely candid
and honest.
Following is the text of that interview.
Ubyssey: Don't you ever get tired of people always
expecting you to win, or at least do very well?
Brill: Yeah, I do actually. I kind of brought it on
myself though. I felt that I had to do well for the
people watching and I'd feel bad when I couldn't do
as well as they wanted me to. The pressure just got
to be too much for me and [ was going to quit
because of that.
It was really getting ridiculous. People expect
me to win the Olympics. That's crazy. There are so
many other jumpers that are belter than I am.
It's fine for them to wish me luck and all. I
really appreciate that, but I wish they wouldn't
expect great things from me.
It was so bad that I quit track for about three
months. I really wanted to quit for good.
Ubyssey: Do you still feel that way?      .
Brill: No, not really. Now I realize that I'm not
obligated to anyone. I'm jumping now because I like
jumping. And, it is Olympic year and I would like to
go to Munich.
Ubyssey: In line with people expecting you to do
well, what is your reaction to the article carried by
the Sun saying that you would break the world's
record (6'3") this year?
Brill: Did they really say that? That's just
ridiculous. How can they say what I'm going to do?
I'm not even sure what I'm going to do myself.
Ubyssey: You've just recently been involved in two
indoor track meets, in Winnipeg and Saskatoon.
You lost at both meets, which is unusual for you.
How do you feel about losing those two meets?
Brill: Well, I hadn't been training so I didn't really
know what to expect. I didn't expect anything
great, but then again I didn't expect to do as poorly
as I did. Jumping 5'6" in Winnipeg was really bad.
Last year if I lost, I'd feel really bad. I'd just
walk around for a couple of days feeling that I had
let everyone down. Maybe I'd go and cry. But now I
don't care.
Want to hear something funny? I went to South
Africa just before exams for an indoor meet there.
And I lost. But do you know what was going
through my mind just before my third jump? I was
thinking, 'Wow, they just spent $1,400 bringing me
here to lose.' I really found it very funny. Maybe it's
just my way of showing people that I'm obligated
only to myself now.
I've been going to these indoor meets. They're
just like a circus. You're on display in an arena, just
a drawing Card. And then I realized that people
don't care what or how you do; whether you win or
lose. They don't care.
Saskatoon was a good example. After I lost not
a person came near me. There was nobody. They
just walked around me as if I wasn't there. Usually
it's different with a whole bunch of people asking
me questions or to sign autographs. But this time
there was nobody. I loved it; I hate crowds.
Ubyssey: Could you elaborate on that? You say
that 'people don't care', how about you? There
seems to be quite a change in your approach to
track, is that so?
Brill: My whole attitude towards everything has
changed. I was such an idealist before. I thought
that everyone really loved me and really wanted me
to do well. But now I realize that most people really
don't care one way or the other. I guess I'm more
realistic in outlook now.
Ubyssey: I was very surprised to hear that you
had quit track, and equally glad to hear that you are
back in training now, but when are you going to
start jumping again?
Brill: I'll have to do some training before I jump
again. I'm not being fair to myself or anyone else
jumping like I have, without training.
I'll probably be back jumping in about a
month.
Ubyssey: Now that you're back, do you have any
real goal in track? Something like jumping two
metres (6'6")?
Brill: I'm not sure what I really want to do in track.
I don't know, that's why I think that I'll take a year
off from it after the Olympics.
But, being able to jump two metres would be
fantastic.
That would make me the best in the world if I
could do it, and I guess that's what keeps people
going, the desire to be the best. In a way it's a need
to feed your ego. I guess that's what will bring me
back to track eventually. That and because I like
jumping so much.
Ubyssey: Here's a loaded question. Do you still
want to win in track? From the way you've been
talking it might seem to a casual observer, like
myself, that you no longer have the desire necessary
to win.
Brill: Oh sure I want to win. I want to win really
badly. I mean, I feel bad if I lose, but it is no longer
feeling bad because I let other people down. I feel
bad because I didn't do well for myself. That's the
difference. I definitely want to win, otherwise I
wouldn't be back jumping.
Clansmen thump 'Birds
If one was so inclined, he could
blame UBC's 81-68 loss to SFU in
last night's Buchanan Trophy
game on any number of things.
But to be perfectly fair about
it, one should blame the SFU
Clansmen.
Led - by guard Eilan
Sloustcher, who at 5'9" spends
most of the night looking at the
opponent's kneecaps, the Clan
outclassed UBC in every
department.
Sloustcher scored 19 points,
many of them coming from
acrobatic driving layups and
continually harassed the 'Birds
while on defence.
Other top performers for SFU
were forwards Mike Charles and
Alex Devlin with 12 and 15 points
each. Sloustcher's partner at
guard, Jim Ciccone, came through
with 13 points.
Top     scorers     for     the
disappointing 'Birds were guards
Ron Thorsen with 19 points and
Stan Callegari with 13.
The game itself was a
disappointment for the 4,500 fans
as SFU took an early lead and
out-hustled UBC for the rest of
the game; never letting the "Birds
get closer than 3 points;
eventually winning by 13.
UBC was plagued by what has
become a familiar, if not welcome
problem, fouls. The 'Birds lost
four starters via that route, Darryl
Gjernes, John Mills, Thorsen and
Callegari and in the process
allowed SFU to score 34 points
from the foul line.
Unfortunately for the 'Birds,
very few were what could be
termed "good fouls" and most
were the result of being
out-hustled and beaten to the ball.
If there was a loose ball, SFU
invariably picked it up.
The Buchanan Trophy Game is
over, and SFU the victor. It's too
late for that particular crown, but
there is still a league to be played.
And the 'Birds are in trouble there
too, having dropped two games
last week to the University of
Alberta Golden Bears.
They play these same Bears
this Friday and Saturday at UBC.
They'll have to improve.
Intramurals
WRESTLING — The weigh-in
will take place Wednesday in
men's locker room of the War
Memorial Gym at noon. The
competition is on Jan. 24 in the
Gym.
UNIT MANAGERS meeting is
cancelled.
Intramural top five:
Engineers     2702
Beta     1870
Forestry    1685
Fort Camp     1612
St. Andy's 1371
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THE      UBYSSEY
Tuesday, January 18, 1972
Ottawa
A significant aspect of the recent
Science Council of Canada background
study on the multinational corporation
has not received the attention it deserves.
The study, which spends most of its
time discussing the dangers to Canada and
distortions of our economy caused by the
increasing hold over Canadian industry of
American — and other foreign-dominated
multinational firms, also contains a
section on Canadian-based multinational
enterprises.
And there it finds a very interesting
thing.
One of the major deficiencies of the
multinational corporation, according to
the study, is its failure to do advanced
research and development (R&D) in
Canada; as consequences, the Canadian
operation risks losing its innovative
capacity and Canadian scientists and
engineers leave the country for want of
challenging job opportunities.
"Multinational corporations," it says,
"especially those based in the United
States, tend to centralize the most
sophisticated research in the home
country."
The surprising finding is that even for
Canadian-owned multinational
corporations, "increasing segments of the
operation have been and continue to be
transferred to the most active market area
- the United States."
One executive of such a firm told
Arthur Cordell, author of the study, that
"it paid his company to locate all of its
R&D   in    the   United   States   because
By Robert Chodos
Last Post News Service
As E.P. Taylor goes
so goes the nation
manpower needs could not be met in
Canada. When presented with data on the
increasing quantity of highly qualified
manpower in Canada, the interviewee
vacillated and admitted that, while times
might have changed and manpower needs
could now be satisfied in Canada, it did
not seem worthwhile to transfer R&D
back to Canada."
Another Canadian-owned
multinational firm, which now does all its
R&D in this country, nevertheless listed
four reasons why it might decide to
transfer these operations to the U.S.:
"to adapt to local market conditions,
or
"to use local materials more
effectively, or
"to achieve more effective local
quality and process control, or
"to have trained technical people
nearby who can communicate with the
customers."
Companies whose extra-Canadian
operations are not so heavily
concentrated in the United States were
found not to have the same tendency to
locate R&D outside Canada.
But   in   general,   Cordell   suggests,
Canada may be
law": "when a
smaller country
operations into
market it finds,
locate not only
and managerial
offshore market
the victim of an, "iron
company in a relatively
expands its international
a   significantly   larger
over time, that it pays to
production but support
functions in the larger
area."
The "study's findings, besides
providing still more evidence that foreign
investment is not an unmixed blessing,
also opens a major chink in the vision of
an independent capitalist Canada — a
vision the science council had advocated
in several of its reports.
But the nationalist implications of
the study are clear enough. The very
presence of multinational corporations
affects the capability for research and
innovations of the whole Canadian
economy, and Cordell provides one
possible explanation for the fact that
indigenous Canadian corporations do less
research than subsidiaries of multinations.
Money up for grabs
The 1972 grad class has $22,645 but
no one to spend it.
A meeting called for last Thursday to
elect the 1972 executive was cancelled
for lack of a quorum — 10 per cent of the
3,235 members of the grad class.
The meeting itself is traditionally
held in the fall term to prepare for a
spring   general   meeting   to   decide   on
allocation of the $7 per grad levy.
This year no one on the Alma Mater
Society executive got around to calling it.
The election meeting, called by AMS
co-ordinator Rick Murray, will now be
held Wednesday at noon in the SUB
auditorium. A president and executive
will be elected and plans for the general
meeting will be made.
Most subsidiaries have access to
technology at bargain-basement prices.
Despite U.S. regulations which forbid
subsidization of subsidiaries, says the
study, "it is not inconceivable that a
particular subsidiary could have access to
technology at a price lower than could an
independent firm which negotiated the
licensing of technology on an 'arms
length basis'."
Indigenous Canadian corporations,
on the other hand, have to pay full price
for the technology they get. It is pointless
for them to maintain the kind of
'support' research operations — geared
toward adapting products developed
elsewhere to the Canadina market — that
are characteristic of their subsidiary
counterparts.
Thus, they have two choices. One is
"to maintain a research program of
'critical' size . .,. If it mounts such an
operation, the indigenous corporation
will inevitably operate at a price
disadvantage, since it will have to sustain
greater overhead costs than its subsidiary
competitors."
The second is "to conduct little or
no research at all." Needless to say, many
Canadian firms choose this latter option.
Canadian capitalists are at an
inherent disadvantage vis-a-vis the
multinationals. And when they do
become successful and hence expand
their operations beyond Canada's
borders, they stop identifying with
Canadian interests in any form (often,
finally, even abandoning Canada
physically).
Cordell's study provides eloquent
testimony to this phenomenon, as do the
careers of E. P. Taylor, Roy Thomson,
Garfield Weston and some of their
colleagues.
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