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The Ubyssey Nov 21, 1980

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Array UBC moves alarming
Acadia Camp doomed?
Several student council members are
alarmed by apparent moves by UBC's administration towards tearing down the
Acadia Camp huts and replacing them with
something other than student residences.
But student board of governor representative Anthony Dickinson said Thursday the
administration is being so secretive in its approach it is impossible to clearly grasp what
UBC plans to do with the student family
He said the administration is currently conducting a feasibility study to examine tearing
down the huts and replacing them with a
hotel, townhouses, condominiums or student
He said specific details on the study are impossible to obtain, however.
Last year housing director Mike Davis attempted to convert the Walter Gage low rise,
which houses married students without
children, into a hotel to raise money for the
housing department.
His plans failed after amazed and angry
residents protested the scheme due to the fact
there is already a severe housing shortage for
Al Soltis, Alma Mater Society external affairs coordinator, said Davis' actions last
year indicate he could quite likely be pushing
for a hotel again.
"From pan dealings with the administration, especially on the issue of the Gage low
rise, I've learned to be very wary about what
they're up to," Soltis said.
Student senator Chris Niwinski agreed
students must keep a watchful eye on Acadia
Camp because the actions of the administration are very suspect.
He said even if Davis isn't planning to
build a hotel at Acadia camp, he is worried
condominiums or townhouses will be constructed to house faculty members.
He said the administration would want to
do this because the housing crisis in Vancouver makes UBC less attractive to top
quality professors.
Niwinski also said that the establishment
of a UBC research park may be a reason for
building townhouses or condominiums at the
university. He pointed out that the research
park staff would number in the hundreds.
Niwinski, Soltis and Dickinson all emphasized it is impossible to give concrete information on the subject because the administration simply will not explain what's
going on.
"A change is definitely going to take
place," said Dickinson. "People of Acadia
Camp should have input into what the
changes should be. The feasibility study
should be open."
Acadia camp currently consists of about
100 huts for student families. According to
some residents of the camp, the huts are
deteriorating and don't meet health standards. One resident has accused the housing
department of intentionally letting the huts
decay so they could be torn down.
SFU warned
of fee hikes
Vol. LXIII, No. 31
Vancouver, B.C. Friday, November 21,1980
Canadian University Press
Simon Fraser University's administration president has warned students there will be a sizeable tuition
fee increase at SFU next year. And
an SFU senate committee report indicates there will be increases every
year from now on.
George Pederson, in a memo
Tuesday to the Simon Fraser student society, warned of a report
from the senate committee on university budgets that recommended a
fee hike larger than UBC's average
13 per cent increase and annual fee
hikes thereafter.
"I suspect there will be a recommendation in January for a tuition
increase," Pederson said in the
The recommendation will be
passed on to the SFU board of governors, he said. Released Wednesday, the report says fees will increase more than at B.C.'s other
two universities in order to make
tuition costs at the three institutions
The report also says a methodology should be worked out for annual fee increases, suggesting several ways of indexing fees either to
educational costs or inflation statistics.
The committee also recommended that funds available for financial
aid be increased annually by the
same percentage as the tuition fee
University of Manitoba students
will also face a substantial increase
in tuition fees next fall if the provincial government follows past
restraint policies when handing out
grants to the university, said U of M
administration president Ralph
Campbell said a tuition increase
will be unavoidable if the provincial
government is "way short" of the
requested 16.5 per cent increase.
Tuition at the university increased eight per cent this year, six per
cent last year, and 20 per cent two
years ago.
ABANDONED CAT in SUB main foyer last week seemed bored by its predicament. Accompanying note said, "Hellol My name is Pan. My owner
can't keep me and doesn't have the heart to have me destroyed." Some-
— aric aggartaon photo
body took cat eventually, complete with cage and cans of Nine Lives. After
cat was taken to new home, group of children was heard outside in rain
crying, "Thomasina, Thomasinal" No, this is not a Walt Disney movie.
'Council's rushed decision stabs AOSC
UBC's student politicians treated
the Association of Student Councils
with grow unjustness when they
voted to withdraw from the association Wednesday night, according to
the Alma Mater Society external affairs coordinator.
Al Soltis said Wednesday student
council "stabbed them (AOSC)
right in the guts," by refusing to
listen to representatives of the
organization and not giving the
issue adequate consideration.
"I couldn't believe them (council). They wouldn't even table the
AMS reneges en renovations
Marlea Haugen, vice-president of the Alma Mater
Society, testified as to the power of council in this
situation, saying "We all know we've got them by the
short and curlies."
Mistrust of UBC's administration and fear that
students' social needs will not be met prompted student council to reject a motion to lease the eastern
alcove of SUB to food services for cafeteria renovations.
Because the proposed cafeteria renovations require
the eastern alcove, which is leased by student council,
council decided at Wednesday night's meeting to use it
as a tool for negotiations.
Before council agrees to lease the alcove, it must be
assured the cafeteria will be available to students for
dances. Council also wants to leave a portion of the
cafeteria floor uncarpeted so dances can take place.
Council Briefs
Don Ehrenholz, president of the engineering
undergraduate society, urged council to use the oppor
tunity to force the administration into negotiating stu
dent needs with the council.
See page 3: SHORT
motion two weeks. They had to do
it right away. It made no sense,"
said Soltis.
He said the move was particularly
unfair after council refused to hear
a presentation from AOSC executive director Rod Hurd at an
earlier council meeting. Hurd had
flown to Vancouver from the east
coast especially for the meeting.
Association secretary Rob Lauer
had a last minute appeal for council
not to withdraw, but was given less
than five minutes to speak. He was
also unprepared to speak because
the motion for withdrawal had only
come up at the meeting and caught
him by surprise.
After the meeting he said UBC's
withdrawal from the association
will benefit no one and will have no
impact on other universities.
Laurer said the only result of
UBC's withdrawal is that UBC will
no longer have a vote in the service
organization's decisions.
He said other university's will not
follow UBC's lead, adding that
council's decision to cancel its
membership in the association was
Council voted to withdraw from
AOSC over the issue of "freedom
of choice." It opposed the direction
the association was taking toward
merging with the National Union of
Students to eventually form a new
national student organization.
Lauer encouraged the AMS to remain in the association so it could
play an active role in directing and
shaping AOSC policy. He called
withdrawal a very negative action.
He told council other universities
would not support the AMS and its
While he spoke and while council
voted on the matter, few council
members were aware AMS president Bruce Armstrong had received
a letter that day from the University
of Alberta student president urging
UBC to remain in the association. Page 2
Friday, November 21,1960
'Tween classes
Colin Gabianiann, North Island MLA and NDP
whip and houaing critic, apaaka, noon, SUB 211.
M. D. Wallace apeaka on Armaments, Burden in
the Third World, noon. International Houae upper lounge.
General meeting, noon. International Houae
Special forum entitled We are the Party of the
Russian Revolution, followed by discussion,
noon, SUB 212.
Ruaaian conversation practise, noon, Buch.
Svend Robinson and Arthur Papa speak on the
charter of rights, noon. Law 101/102.
Hot flashes
Ralph If tutor
raidFs UBC
No, Ralph Nader and the Raiders
are not a new punk rock band. Nader may be into the sound of heavy
metal, but not the kind you think.
He is into the sound of heavy metal
. cell doors closing on the perpetrators of decadence and corruption
(otherwise known as the forces of
rottenness and meanness).
If you're interested in forming a
posse and heading them off at the
pass; then hear Nader today at 3:30
p.m. in the SUB ballroom. Tickets
are $2.50 for students and $3.50 for
Mfclcfe wfco?
Ever wondered what a Rod
Mickleburgh is? Are you a bore at
parties because you are ashamed of
not knowing and afraid to ask?
Well your problems are over.
Come to the Ubyssey office, SUB
241k at 4 p.m. today, and you'll find
You'll also learn all sorts of things
about labor reporting from Mickleburgh who, when not his real self,
is a freelance journalist and former
Vancouver Sun labor reporter.
KKK knocked
Earlier this week six members of
the KKK and American Nazis were
acquitted in the deaths of five anti-
Klan demonstrators in Greensboro,
North Carolina.
Today at noon the Trotskyist
League is organizing a demonstration on campus to protest the acquittals and the Klan. Unless you're
one of those with faint hearts, be
there or be square.
InttcA it and jtri*
76e HfyAteef, 24TK SUS
The Thunderbird basketball team
opens up its Canada West League
play this Friday and Saturday when.
it hosts the University of Alberta
Golden Bears.
The Birdmen ended their preseason with a record of three wins and
four losses. Bob Forsyth and Kim
O'Leary have emerged as the team's
leading scorers with O'Leary throwing in 36 points in last weekend's
close (62-60) loss to the Simon Fraser University Clansmen.
Both games go at 8:30 p.m. in
War Memorial gym.
The Thunderettes are also in action this weekend. They will be facing the University of Alberta Pandas. UBC is currently 0 and 2 in
league play after having dropped a
pair of games to the University of
Lethbridge last weekend.
The Thunderette games will be
the preliminary to the Thunderbird
games, starting at 6:30 p.m. each
* •     •
The UBC hockey team is travelling to Calgary this weekend to play
the Dinosaurs. The 'Birds will be
playing two games. Their current
record is 2 and 2 which leaves them
tied for first place with Calgary, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
• •     •
The wrestling team will also be in
Calgary this Saturday. They will be
competing in the Calgary Olympic
tournament. In last weekend's second-place finish in the UBC Invitational, Martin Gleave was voted the
most outstanding wrestler after
winning the 142-pound class.
*     •     •
The rugby team will be playing at
Thunderbird stadium this Saturday.
Game time is 2:30 p.m. and the
'Bird's opposition will be the Red
Also in action out of town this
weekend are the men's and
women's volleyball teams. They will
be in Lethbridge to compete in the
first Canada West tournament.
Supermouth vs. Craig Brooks and Bruce Arm-
atrong that Alma Mater Society executives are
running dog lackeys of the Wall Street imper-
ialists, noon, SUB auditorium.
Businesa meeting, noon, SUB 115.
Women in graphic arts, noon, SUB 130.
TGIF, 2:40 p.m., meet at Lutheran Campus Centre.
TGIF happy hour, 4 p.m.,  Lutheran Campus
Science cooler, 4 p.m., SUB 207/209.
Social night with beer, wine and music, 7 p.m.,
SUB party room.
Beer and pizza party and slide show, 7 p.m.,
SUB 216.
Party open to membera and guesta, 8 p.m..
Graduate Student Centre garden room.
Men's Buchanan badminton series, round two, 9
a.m. to 4 p.m., gyms A and B.
Open volleyball game, 7:30 p.m., Osborne Centre gym A.
Gym night, 8:30 p.m., Winter Sports gym A.
Skating, tickets available in SUB 236. $1 for
members, 11.60 for non-membera, akate rental
extra, 8:40 to 11 p.m., Winter Sports Centre
main rink.
Men's Buchanan badminton aeries, round two, 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. gyms A snd B.
David Sereda in concert, 9 p.m., Muaic Building
recital hall.
Third world development tame: This is Bangladesh and Solar Energy in Niger, noon, Library
Processing 308.
Yuletide basketball tourney, teams enter by invitation, an day Monday to Friday, War Memorial
Film on American foreign policy in the Phillp-
pinee: This Bloody, Blundering Business, noon,
Buch. 206.
Poetry reeding by Saskatchewan's Anna Szumi-
gelski, sponsored by the Csnadisn League of
Poets, 8 p.m., Buch. penthouse.
Marxist literature and discussion, 11:30 s.m. to
1:30 p.m., SUB main concourse.
Singing, prayer and fellowship meeting, noon,
SUB 211.
Travel lecture seriee: Frances Swyripa speska on
patriotism on the home front — Ukrainians in the
first world war, noon, Buch. 212.
Dr. Rowat epeeka on preventive raaearch, noon,
IRC 1.
Dinner and discussion on crying the Okies . . .
depression and suicide, whh comments from
UBC psychology services staffperson, 6 p.m.,
Lutheran Campus Centre.
Quaker worship, noon, SUB 117.
Fourth annual square dance and dinner, 8:30
p.m., SUB ballroom.
General meeting, noon, SUB 117.
Paul Purrrt, Osfsm representative in South Africa, speaka on liberation movements in South
Africa today, noon, Buch. 206.
Women's broomball night, 7:30 to 10 p.m.,
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Page 3
Short and sweet campus news
'Nukes safer
than the tube'
People who are risking their lives
watching color television would be
safer if they gave up the tube and
moved next to a nuclear reactor for
entertainment, a U.S. physicist said
Andrew Hull, a physicist with the
Brookhaven Research Institute,
told a small seminar audience in the
Angus penthouse that nuclear
power presents less risk than watching color television, flying in airplanes or especially having x-rays
Hull said that even if the reactor
containment at Three Mile Island
had not been adequate to contain
radiation created in the reactor core
accident there in 1978, there would
not have been enough radioactive
fallout released to cause great
When an audience member retorted that, "it's ridiculous to say
nothing happened at Three Mile Island," Hull replied that living in a
technological society has its risks.
"We're all gonna go anyway —
the issue is how, where, when and
why," he said.
Alternative energy technologies
advocated by environmentalists are
"madness in a society experiencing
a resource shortage, because they
would transfer risk from one sector
to another by closing employment," Hull said.
The acceptable, built-in risk of
nuclear power stations should be
equal to the amount of risk we are
normally exposed to, according to
Short and curly
talk means UBC
plans harried
From page 1
He told council food services was
opposed to holding dances in the
cafeteria, but said the campus suffers from a shortage of dance space.
He said undergraduate societies
would suffer if dances could not be
held in the renovated cafeteria.
The motion called for the AMS
to lease the eastern alcove to food
services from Dec. 1, 1980, to Sept.
26, 2013 for an initial payment of
$115,000 and a yearly payment of
$1. (2013 is when the AMS lease on
SUB runs out.)
»    •    »
Student council voted to support
in principle the first conference of
the people's front against racist and
fascist violence, which will take
place in Vancouver Saturday.
Council spent almost one hour
debating the wording of the motion
to support the conference because
of difficulties in defining the word
After amending the motion and
them re-amending the motion to
read what it originally stated, council finally approved support of the
Bob Cruise, Communist Party of
Canada (Marxist-Leninist) candidate in Guelph, Ontario, in the
last federal election and a former
UBC student, urged council to pass
the motion.
He said the peoples' front wants
"to prevent fascist gangs from getting organized in Canada and to
prevent racism."
•   •   *
AMS administration director
Craig Brooks informed council in
his report that "he failed yet
another mid-term."
Hull. He said currently nuclear
plants spend more on safety than is
generally spent to protect lives elsewhere in society.
Hull was part of the first Three
Mile Island inspection team to visit
the crippled reactor before the extent of the core damage was known.
He called himself a "retread" who
started late in the physics field after
working previously as a bus driver.
Hull said the Brookhaven Institute
has no monetary interest in nuclear
power and could therefore make
objective studies of the subject.
AMS computer
doesn't add up
Despite the expenditure of more
than $50,000, the inability of the
Alma Mater Society's computer to
add up is causing headaches and
possibly a lawsuit.
On Wednesday student council
approved spending $10,000 to increase the memory capacity of the
computer, but an additional expenditure of $8,500 is needed for
programming. AMS external affairs
officer Al Soltis said Thursday that
if the computer consulting firm that
is responsible for the computer does
not pay for the additional programming, he will recommend council
take legal action.
"We've got a serious problem
and we've got to do something
about it," said Soltis. "There will
be motions passed at the next council meeting if something isn't
done." AMS finance director Len
Clarke is currently negotiating with
the firm, Group West, in an attempt  to deal  with  the  problem
without resorting to a lawsuit.
But student board of governors
member Anthony Dickinson said
Thursday the best solution is to sell
the computer and lease a new one
that would fulfill the AMS' needs.
"Most big companies aren't buying computers, they're leasing. In
June, when we first started having
problems with it, I suggested selling
it and leasing one," Dickinson said.
He added that the problem is being
compounded by the refusal of some
council members to reverse the decision to buy the computer.
"Some people aren't willing to
admit that a mistake has been
made," he said. "Obviously it
hasn'tbeen working properly for six
months now."
Soltis said the council was faced
with a choice of either spending the
extra $10,000 on additional computer discs or allowing clubs and
undergraduate societies' accounts
to fall months behind.
Gay businesses
must organize
A gay-oriented chamber of commerce could solve many problems
of discrimination for gays starting
small businesses a local Vancouver
bookstore owner said Thursday.
Grace Flesher, owner of Passa-
caglia books on Davie told 28 people in SUB 207 a gay business association could deal with cases of discrimination and bad commercial
"It's one of the best ways of the
. . . gay consumer protecting themselves. It could serve in a way as a
better   business   bureau,"    said
Gays going into business may encounter trouble getting bank loans
and leases on buildings, "there's
been a lot of cases of discrimination," she said.
Flesher added that businesses oriented towards and run by gays are
more likely to put something back
into the community than such businesses run by straights.
"There's a whole responsibility
— if a large portion of my income
comes from the gay community
then do I have a responsibility to
that community? I think 1 do."
The gay market is a captive one
and as such it is vulnerable to exploitation, she said. But, she added,
gays can use their buying power to
support establishments that con-'
tribute to their community.
"As a gay person you have two
things to wield: power; your vote
and your dollar."
There was once a Vancouver Gay
Business Guild, Bloodline, but it is
now defunct, she said. "It's one of
the ways of policing a business to
make sure there isn't rampant exploitation."
SUB renovation
plans go ahead
SUB renovation plans suffered a
temporary setback Wednesday
night when student council tabled
two motions dealing with the proposed $1.1 million project.
But Alma Mater Society president Bruce Armstrong said
council's delay in discussing the
renovation project will not upset
any of his plans. "The matter will
definitely be decided at the council
meeting on Dec. 7," he said.
The two motions moved by Armstrong called for council to approve
the renovation proposals and to
form building referendum committee.
The committee would be responsible for informing students of the
upcoming referendum for SUB
renovations through Ubyssey
advertising, information sessions,
posters, building signs and leaflets.
Armstrong said he wants to see
council pass the motions at its next
meeting so the referendum can be
held during the week of Jan. 19.
"If the referendum is successful,
work would start in May and finish
in August. The SUB would be closed for the summer, but definitely be
open for next year," he said.
The AMS has already spent
several thousand dollars on hiring
architects to design blueprints for
the renovations. Armstrong proposes to pay for the project by
transferring the $15 the AMS currently collects from students for
paying off the SUB deficit to the
new debt.
The SUB deficit was eliminated
this year. The referendum would
have to be passed before the AMS
could continue collecting the $15
fee from students.
The project calls for the roof of
SUB's main foyer to be knocked
out at for a glass roof to be placed
over the courtyard. This would
allow natural light to enter the
building through the roof.
The ground between the aquatic
centre and SUB would also be dug
out to build an underground mall
which would allow for more office
and shop space.
KEEP ON truckin' trilled natty businessman types as they tromped down
main mall toward cliffs above Wreck beach. Distorted pied piper on right,
with cleverly disguised cassette deck led lemming-like lechers to the edge
and beyond in futile gesture against brainwashing by multi-national cor-
— eric eggertson photo
porations at campus career days. Photo of bodies splayed at bottom of
cliffs was censored in interest of taste. RCMP have tentatively identified
shy gent at centre as former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger.
Shocked world mourns loss.
Women are still facing barriers to legal career
Women still face an uphill struggle when they enter the legal profession, a lawyer told an audience
of law students Thursday.
"There is still a strong bias in the
profession against women in law,"
Elaine Makaroff said. Makaroff
was one of six lawyers taking part in
a panel discussion on women in
law,  co-sponsored by the women
students' office and the women's
committee in law.
Pat Lebovich, a law 3 student,
said she has not experienced much
discrimination on the part of fellow
law students but added that she felt
some discrimination from her professors. "It's a sin of omission,"
she said. "They don't discuss
enough women's issues in the lectures."
Panelist Susan Daniells told the
audience of 100 in law 169 that she
has found effective ways of dealing
with discrimination when it occurs.
"If I am (discriminated against openly) I say what I think and then
laugh; it's quite a good tactic for
Articling law student Dellis Rand
said she has not experienced strong
discrimination against her but add
ed that when it does happen it is
quite subtle.
Anne Rowles, who works in family law, said women lawyers tend to
be "workaholics" and reasoned
that this is because a woman who
enters a traditionally masculine profession such as law will usually have
a large amount of drive and ambition. Page 4
Friday, November 21,1980
AMS knows noses
Does the Alma Mater Society have a nose?
This is no frivolous question. We all have a unique chance now to fathom the meaning of
an obscure proverb thanks to the AMS' graciously supplying with a perfect example of it.
We can see what it is actually like to cut off your nose to spite your face, as the AMS appears to have done by withdrawing from the Association of Student Councils.
AOSC is one of the two national student organizations available to those who attend post-
secondary institutions in this country. The other, the National Union of Students, we do not
belong to.
We don't belong to NUS mostly because it wants a commitment from students that they
will take positive political action to protect their own interests. Applying ourselves to such a
conscious effort frightens the students here at UBC, and membership in NUS has been
declined by us more than once.
AOSC, however, up to now has been acceptable. Though closely allied with NUS, its purpose has been to provide cooperative services to students across Canada, such as the Canadian University Travel Service, and the benefits of belonging have been qasy to understand.
This year AOSC and NUS decided to combine. They've been working together, trading information and holding joint conferences for some time. It made sense to pool resources as
one organization. The AMS became frightened again. But rather than face the dangers they
perceived in such a merger, they panicked.
Rather than listen to what AOSC, an organization of which we are a member, had to say,
they ignored a delegation that had been flown across the continent to meet with student
council. Now, while the situation is in total flux, changing day by day, they have voted to
withdraw from AOSC.
It looks easy. CUTS will continue to operate — for now — and provide students with the
opportunity to travel inexpensively and obtain an international student card. Nothing — for
now — has been lost.
Except a vote in AOSC. Which provides the services. Which is combining with NUS, an
organization the current AMS executive has done little to endear themselves to.
The merger is years away. The AMS had time to become active in AOSC and make their
voice heard in the negotiations that will undoubtedly continue right up to the time it finally
joins forces with NUS. Any time up to then they could have had their say and, if unsatisfied,
They have refused their right to a voice and can no longer take part in the decisions of
AOSC. Ironic, considering the dramatic performance of the AMS delegation that stormed out
of the joint AOSC-NUS conference complaining about the absence of freedom of choice.
Why me? Eviction victim tells sordid details
I've been evicted! And I've done
nothing wrong! Let me explain.
It was my birthday party. Big
day, right? Celebration. Drinking
at the Pit with friends. Then home
to Gage. Up to my quad for more
drinking. Myself and two others.
Then comes the event.
One of my friends, a fellow Gage
resident, drops a case of empty beer
bottles from the balcony. Stupid
move, right? Someone could get
hurt. I'm worried about mental
condition of friend. Said friend
agrees to my demand and promises
not to do it again.
A few minutes later, my friend is
dangling two cases over the balcony
rail. Scared, shocked, fearful, I ask
friend not to drop bottles. He
couldn't possibly drop the bottles.
He would get kicked out of Gage if
he dropped the bottles. Therefore,
there is no way my friend will drop
those bottles. No way, just no way
on earth, right?
Wrong. He dropped the bottles.
1 died for a second. I couldn't believe it. I suggested that my friend
leave, that I was going to bed,
which I promptly did.
My friend left.
Aftermath. Friend gets kicked
out of Gage, and he deserved it. I
get kicked out of Gage, but do I deserve it?
What did I do wrong? Well, apparently I was supposed to "physically restrain the guest or ask him to
leave the quad immediately.'.' Because I did not do either of these
things immediately, I'm kicked out.
Is this fair? Is this justice? Am I
my brother's keeper, that I be
punished   for   another's   actions?
Would you have done what housing
thought "right," or would your reaction be more like mine, more normal, more sane?
I study hard, I party rarely. I've
got an excellent resident record at
Totem, where I lived last year, and
also at Gage.
With Vancouver vacancy rates at
nil and exams coming up, having
to move will ruin my term's work.
Sign   my   petition.   You'll   see
it about.
Robert Radford
science 2
TA U not Nero's second fiddle
A-dillo armageddon
A letter entitled "armadillos" in your Oct. 9 issue inspired me to fnd out
a little more about the organization responsible for this work.
After a month and a half of research I was refreshed to find out that for
once a new club on campus has been formed, not for the purpose of fun or
mere entertainment, but for the betterment of mankind.
This dedicated group has devoted their spare time in an attempt to end
the relentless exploitation of the armadillo. Although I too was originally
ignorant of the events surrounding the situation, it appears that armadillos
are being killed off in incomprehensible numbers, leaving thousands of
baby armadillos in orphanages and countless others widowed.
I say this must stop at once. I urge the concerned students of this campus
to rally behind the Friends of the Armadillos so that once again the armadillo may walk the streets without fear . . . After all the armadillo has
rights too.
Armann Dilleaux
It is well known that Nero fiddled
while Rome burned. As there was
no fire department, the city was
largely destroyed and those who
had lived there were left out in the
In a parallel case, the administration of this university is fiddling
around over the TA contract and
the TAs are starting to feel chilly.
"Ah, but!" you interject, "the
TAs have a fire department,
metaphorically speaking of course.
What about the TAU?"
A very good question. What
about the TAU? We find our at a
special   union   meeting   that   the
union negotiators are hard at work
negotiating. We hear that a
mediator has been called in. There
is only one problem: the university
is not negotiating.
Contracts are, by their nature,
between more than one party.
Therefore it does little good to have
the TAU negotiating all by itself.
The issues still outstanding are important ones. Sexual harassment is
a well known example.
Contrary to popular belief, this is
not covered by human rights legislation in B.C. Furthermore, unless an
article pertaining to this subject (or
any other) is contained in the con
tract the union cannot even approach the university on behalf of a
member who has been harassed.
Since the issues are important
and the university refuses to discuss
them seriously, it is time for the
union leaders to show some leadership. We must force settlement of
the outstanding issues and it seems
as though this will require job action on the part of the union.
Sometimes getting Nero to get up
off his butt and quit fiddling
around requires that a fire be built
under his chair.
Dan Foster
grad studies
Captions bursting with bad taste
If I held this letter back one more
day, I think I'd burst.
Who is responsible for the
photograph   captions   in   The
Each issue, some friends and I
read the captions with disbelief.
Correct me it I'm wrong, but I
gather that these captions are supposed to be light-hearted and amusing interpretations of your
photographs. If this is not the case,
November 21, 1980
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the university year by the Alma Mater
Society of the University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS or
the university administration. Member, Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page
Friday, a weekly commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241K of the
Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Verne McDonald
"It's a plot, I know it is," muttared Richard (the troll) Schaller to fellow hash pipe makers David (the ore) Robertson and elvin Mark Leiren-Young. Ogres Steve McClure and Julie Wheelwright observed from behind ents Lori Thicke and Eric Eggertson. Groggy Greg Fjetland conspired with hobbits Kerry Regier, Steve Palmer
and Lawrence Panych. "Get the sheriff, Shaffin," cackled Alice Thompaon. But order was restored when grey wizards Glen the great Sanford, Verne the vulgar
McDonald and Bill the bleery Tieleman flew in, turning Gray McMullin into a toadstool. If you thought the captions were stupid, this staff box must turn your
then I am terribly confused.
Let me say immediately that I do
not mean to criticize the editorial
staff for trying to inject some
humor into their publication, but
these captions are something else.
They remind me of an in-group of
high-school friends sitting in a
poorly lit room late one night staring at some photographs, trying to
contrive some absurd, detailed
story about them, which they find
uproariously amusing, but anybody
else listening in would find plain
stupid. In-jokes are great, but only
if you're in on them.
I can sometimes appreciate the
initial idea, but when each caption
becomes a lengthy dissertation in
which the original idea is flogged to
death, it becomes ridiculous.
To give an example — in the
Nov. 18 edition, a photo of a bicycle outside of a building is interpreted as being a radiation-spewing
predator. Very funny, but must this
brief flash of inspiration (?) be
buried by a heap of details about
how this bicycle proceeds to kill
university students, the punch-line
being "fork-you"?
I don't mean to suggest that all
your captions be dead-serious, but
please don't make us all gag
whenever we see a good photograph
and want to read about it.
David Pattison
geology grad student
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers.
Especially those who type their
letters, triple-spaced, on a 70 space
typewriter line, because these are
the people who are most likely to
see their letters printed sometime
before next Dunn's Day eve.
Pen names will be used when the
writer's real name is also included
for our information in the letter and
when valid reasons for anonymity
are given.
Although an effort is made to
publish all letters received, The
Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
letters for reasons of brevity, legality and taste.
Neatness counts. decided to devote a
whole issue to the subject
But strange things started happening
after we decided on this weeks
theme. Our cover photo disappeared.
It was a great shot. Just think, a photo
of Nixon paying off Lee Harvey
Oswald... But we lost it That is, we
hink we lost it. Some people may have
wanted that photo. Bad. Maybe some
persons unknown conspired to
remove it from our possession.
Conspirators, they're everywhere... {conspiracies]
Your food is alive
Cover-up Lowdown I
We are a paranoid generation. We
have reason to be. We're the first
generation to realize that almost
everything is dangerous to our
It's a wonder we have survived
this long.
If a nuclear holocaust—or just a
simple nuclear power plant
disaster—doesn't alter life as we
know it on this planet, there are
plenty of other substances around
to threaten the survival of our
The Canadian diet is so riddled
with chemicals our bodies are now
worth twice the amount they used
to fetch. Whereas our bodies used
to have a paltry $8 worth of
chemicals, we are now worth
almost $20 on the chemical market,
thanks to food additives and preservatives.
Some food additives are merely
dangerous. For example, certain
additives are known to cause
hyperactivity in children. Others are
lethal. Red dye No. 2 — the stuff
that makes maraschino cherries
look like they're bleeding in your
Tom Collins — has been giving innocent rats cancer for years.
As for preservatives (ever
wondered why your two-year-old
loaf of bread still hasn't gone bad?),
they're not very good for rats
either. The nitrates used to keep
bacon and hot dogs fresh —
forever — have put an end to their
little rat lives in numerous experiments.
Nothing, it seems, is safe. Fruits
and vegetables, once believed to be
healthy, are so loaded with
pesticides and herbicides that not
only bugs and weeds avoid us, but
to eat the things is like taking your
life into your hands.
Milk was also once believed to be
good for us. That was before we
found out there is a positive correlation between the amount of milk
consumed and juvenile delinquincy.
Sugar is on the "deadly" list of
many experts. The only problem is
that the popular sugar substitute is
White bread and butter — an innocuous pair if there ever was one
— could be used to fight the next
world war. The chofestorol would
give the soldiers masive coronaries
and the preservatives would deep
their bodies fresh ad infinitum. (As
an economic measure, margarine
could be substituted for the butter).
Everybody knows the damage air
pollution does to our lungs. But
how many people realize that air
pollution gets us twice? It gets us
when we breathe it, and when we
eat the cows who ate the grass the
pollutants settled on, or eat the fish
who ate the creatures who ate the
pollutants in the first place. (If someone were to eat us after we ate
the creatures who ate the pollutants
they'd really be sick.)
Well at least, you think, we have
medicine to cure us when we are ill.
Think again. Simple aspirin induces
internal bleeding. Aspirin
substitutes attack our liver. Uppers
and downers are addictive. In addition, uppers can reduce the flow of
oxygen to the brain — permanently.
On top of this the X-rays that are
used to diagnose problems have
enough radiation in them to be
responsible for there being several
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fewer people on this earth each
Furthermore, tampons, a godsend for an entire generation of
women, have been behind 19 cases
of that infamous disease, Toxic
Shock Syndrome in Canada, in
And you'd better think twice
before you dry your hair or cook a
meal on your microwave.
Microwave ovens haven't been
cleared from suspicion of transmitting dangerous levels of radiation,
and some blowdryers have the carcinogen asbestos in them. A
surefire way to get cancer is to blow
dry your hair while cooking a three
minute turkey.
Sex isn't safe either. The pill contains a known carcinogin, a synthetic hormone called estrogen.
Nobody knows for sure how
I.U.D.'s are able to prevent
pregnancies, but that method of
birth control is even more
dangerous than the Pill. And if this
news isn't bad enough, there's
always V.D. I hear they've
discovered a new strain that's resistant to penicillin.
Rock and roll, I'm sorry to say, is
detrimental to our health as well.
It's a well-kept secret that most
rock musicians are deaf. Rock fans
as well tend to have a lower level of
hearing than their straight contemporaries. This is also true of people
who go to discos, but in that case
hearing loss is God's way of taking
pity on them.
If all of this makes you want to
drown your troubles in booze and
drugs, remember: nothing is
sacrosanct.  Booze rots your liver.
Mind-altering chemicals (and glue)
demolish your brain cells. And even
pot is now said to be bad for your
Sex, drugs, rock and roll. And all
of this is lethal without doing any of
the obviously dangerous things in
life — like smoking a cigarette, driving a car or crossing University
Boulevard at night.
It's clearly a conspiracy, and as
soon as we find a person who
doesn't eat, breathe our air, or have
sex, we'll know who is responsible.
Lies, deceit and dark conspiracy
Listen, don't you think for a minute things are as they appear to be.
There're conspiracies to defraud us
all around; dope conspiracies, espionage, low- and high-level government conspiracies. You don't
know what's going on; I only found
out recently. Life right from the beginning is a crude mixture of lies,
deceit and dark conspiracies.
I'll give you an idea of what I'm
talking about. Right now there's a
bunch of cheap Lebanese Blonde
on the market. Hash, buddy, extract of pot, right. Who's supplying
it all? The Israelis, that's who. Because they're going to launch another strike against the PLO guerrilla camps, Syria, whoever.
They've got to pay for their munitions somehow. They're a small nation and wars are expensive pastimes. They've got to have a cash
flow. What do they care if the rest
of the world blows its mind. Where
do they get the Blonde? Good
question; from the Lebanese
Christians. Sure, they're in league.
They have to be. It all fits.
There's the story of Mr. Peter
Lasch from Langley. Mr. Lasch was
putting out a rag called the Daily
News, which was slightly anti-Zionist and with this political line, some
people were wondering how long
the Daily would last.
Well, Mr. Lasch disappeared for
a few days last year and when he
reappeared he claimed he had been
kidnapped by Arab nationalists
who, for some reason, didn't like
the line of his paper. Mr. Lasch has
since left the country.
Of course the Americans have
never hesitated to interfere in Canadian affairs. Ever hear the story
of the Avro Arrow? Avro is a Canadian aircraft manufacturer and in
the late '50s unveiled the Arrow, a
big heavy fighter that happened to
be way ahead of its time and could
outfly anything the Americans were
making. It was about equivalent to
the Avro CF-100 which is being replaced only now by the F-18. Well,
it seems old Eisenhower got on the
blower to old Diefenbaker and told
him if the Arrow wasn't shut down
then the Americans might turn
some screws in the Canadian economy. In the House of Commons the
Chief angrily denounced the Arrow
as a waste of funds and it never saw
There's conspiracies and then
there's more conspiracies. Who can
you trust? No one, not a living soul.
Your parents started lying to you
from Day One about Santa Claus,
teaching you illusion is truth. It
starts out small enough but it builds
up quick. Everyone is making plans
behind your back planning to do
you out of something. Don't trust
the religions; they expect their
Did you know Christ may have
been a mushroom? The Amanita
Muscaria grows in its most potent
form in the Middle East and Russian
steppes where it is still eaten by
tribal elders whose urine is drunk by
those lower in the hierarchy. It
seems much the same was happening two thousand years ago in Palestine. Amanita induces ecstatic,
religious visions. Jesus Christ could
have just been a code name for the
outlawed cult, according to author
John Allegro.
Who else can't you trust? Can't
trust the government. Their
swindles are well documented.
Don't trust the army. The U.S. army has performed all sorts of LSD
experiments on unknowing subjects and committed horrendous
war crimes. There's no life like it.
Can't trust the police. Can't even
trust John Q. Public. Six out of
every 10 North Americans fear that
he or she will be the victim of a violent crime. Defensive Dressing is in
vogue: dressing like you're poor in
rag-tag clothing and then switching
into fashionable clothes at work or
the party.
So maybe the best thing to do is
not to go outside at all, just stay in
your apartment and not go out. Order your groceries by phone. Yeah,
then you'll be safe, safe as Sharon
Tate. And the radio, what about the
radio? Lies, distortions!
They'll tell you there was a train
wreck in Italy but they won't tell
you that 12 students in Chile jumped out of a government plane without parachutes and that's happening right now. They won't tell you
about the suppression in Soweto.
The newspapers and radio are all in
it together.
So what else is there? What else
could there possibly be? Lots. It appears South Africa and Argentina
are forming a coalition to form a
fascist zone of influence in the
southern hemisphere. And don't
think you're protected in insular
Canada. Osmosis will bring it here
sooner or later.
Finally, let's look at one of the
grandest conspiracies of all.
Science. It deals in cold, indisputable facts. Maybe what we're
taught in school is bafflegab, complexities to keep our minds fixed on
unimportant matters. Take math,
for instance. First of all, no one can
deny that math is not real, it's just
an invention and an abstract one at
that. But we're applying an abstract
model to reality and, to quote a
well-known proverb that's mixing
apples and oranges. The math
works and it's self-consistent, but it
is just an imaginative bit of trickery.
It's not real.
So what's it all about? Figure it
out for yourself.
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Friday, November 21, 1980 {conspiracies}
Contraceptives a set
hazard for women?
It's no wonder many women feel
there is a conspiracy against them.
Drugs and health aids used exclusively by women have the poorest safety records around. They are
not subjected to the same rigorous
testing as are products for the use
of both sexes, and when major
health hazards are discovered they
are concealed or ignored.
Tampons and contraceptives are
prime examples of this.
Tampons have come into question lately with the revelation of
their link to the disease Toxic Shock
Syndrome. The fact is that the federal department that oversees the
safety of feminine hygiene products
doesn't know (and doesn't care?)
what tampons contain. There's no
telling how scientists and government regulators have known about
the relationship of tampons and
Toxic Shock Syndrome.
When news leaked out that Rely
was the brand most often associated with the deaths of 40 women in
the U.S. the product was "voluntarily" taken out of circulation by
Proctor and Gamble. Would the
government have forced them to
take their product off the shelves if
they had not chosen to do so?
However, Rely has been made
the fall guy for what is a problem inherent in all tampons.
Doctors and druggists and clerks
are now advising women to continue using the tampons as before,
implying that there is nothing to
worry about. Unless women are informed they have to change their
tampons more often than was previously believed necessary, there is
plenty to worry about. Toxic Shock
Syndrome is abetted when blood
remains in the vagina for any length
of time, as it "goes bad" after a
very short while.
But why has this information
been made available so spuriously?
And why are the people who are in
a position to advise women so ignorant of the facts? Women's lives
are still at risk.
Contraceptives for women have
an even worse record of testing and
safety. Before the Pill was introduced in Canada in 1965 it was tested on only 200 women for a two-
year period. The results have still
not been released.
One concern women have is the
proven link between the synthetic
hormone used in the Pill (estrogen)
and cancer. Studies have shown
that the longer women take the Pill,
the greater their risk is. But doctors
continue to prescribe the Pill without warning their patients of the
Cancer isn't the only danger associated with the Pill. As reported
in The Ubyssey on Nov. 18 women
who use oral contraceptives are at
greater risk of having blood clots,
heart attacks, hardening of the arteries and strokes.
lUD's are equally dangerous, and
users may contract infections or
even become sterile as a result of
having one inserted.
But doctors maintain that all
these risks are unimportant because
"it's safer than getting pregnant."
Or is it?
Why are these contraceptives still
in common use when they pose
such an obvious threat to the lives
of the people who use them? It is
even more puzzling that these products remain on druggists' shelves
when other products that have less
tenuous links with diseases such as
cancer are whisked away.
Remember how quickly products
with saccharine disappeared from
store shelves a few years back?
Are there any comparable products for use by men with such lax
regulations? Even condoms have
stringent quality controls. If the situations were reversed, do you think
doctors would continue prescribing
an equally dangerous drug for men?
Also why are the majority of
methods of birth control to be used
by the woman? Why hasn't a pill
been invented that men can take? Is
it possible that there is an unconscious bias that males are more important than women, too important
to expose to such risks?
Are we to understand that it's
easier to keep selling the same
old things and let women take
the risks, than to expend the effort
in finding a safer way of birth control, one that doesn't put our lives
at risk?
Many women are wondering if
this isn't perhaps a conspiracy to
protect the sexual proclivities of
men without the least bit of regard
for the consequences.
Emotion and reason both obscure nuclear issue
Nuclear power.
Those two words can, it seems,
stir up more controversy, in North
America, at least, than any other
two words in the English language.
Just seeing them in print can cause
the vast majority of readers to flare
up in righteous anger on one side of
the argument or the other. Few
matters are as widely-known-of and
often-thought-about, or cause the
populace to polarize quite as much.
The polarization that occurs is
rather staggering in its completeness. In North America, using
this single criterion, we can divide
the population into two distinct
sub-species. Homo nuclearis and
Homo nonnuclearis. The number of
people that fail to fit into one of
these two groups is very small.
From this consideration it would
seem that most of the talk we hear
about nuclear power is preaching to
the converted, a rather useless
undertaking, one might think. But
there is much preaching going on:
cold, logical statements and appeals to an energy-rich future from
one side, and strong, gut-level
emotional thrusts (eg. bumper
stickers with slogans like "Hell no,
we won't glow" or "Better active
today than radioactive tomorrow")
and predictions of a ruined Earth
(with such statements; as "Good
planets are hard to find" or
"Nuclear power: with us for the
next 40 million years") form the
We see two factions fighting
tooth and nail for the sympathies of
the few unconverted, and also trying desperately to sway the opinions of the converts on the other
Now throw into this potpourri of
conflicting claims and raging emotion the idea conspiracy. What
comes to mind? The death of Karen
Silkwood, almost certainly, suppression of information by the
nuclear plants, faked safety checks
(as in "The China Syndrome"), the
Nuclear Regulatory Commission's
alleged "blind eye" policy . . . The
list goes on. All these cases seem to
show the heinous crime of
withholding important information
from the public, or, in some cases,
feeding the public "doctored" data,
data that does not reflect the true
case. A truly worrying situation this
seems, where the pro-nuclear faction is distorting the issue.
A conspiracy?
Certainly. But is it the only one?
It often happens that, with
regard to figures concerning
nuclear plant safety, for example,
or the effects of radiation on
organisms, there is a great
discrepancy between the data
published by interested parties
(such as nuclear plant contractors)
and those put out by non-interested
individuals (such as university
researchers). There is also often a
discrepancy between the nonpartisan figures and those the anti-
nuclear faction would have us
The implication would seem to be
that the anti-nuclear forces are also
guilty of information slanting and
A classic example of this double
conspiracy occurred in 1979.
Meade Benson at Stanford published a report on the effect of low level
radiation on DNA. Her experiments
indicated the ratio of mutation
events to radiation exposure
decreases when the exposure drops
below a certain level. In other
words, less DNA damage occurs
than old theories would have
To demonstrate this, she worked
out the expected number of mutation events, a relatively large
number, and compared that
number to what her experiments
showed, a much smaller number.
Her research was mentioned in
both pro- and anti-nuclear
literature, but in neither case was it
presented in its true light.
In a Jenson Inc. publication, the
figures were shown treated with
difforent (and invalid) statistical
procedures to show the actual
mutation rate to be zero.
In an anti-nuclear pamphlet, the
theoretical figures were reproduced
without Benson's experimental
results, and this was said to
"prove" that nuclear power is unsafe. The complete results were
published only in technical journals
where almost nobody other than
specialists ever sees them.
pro-nuclear and the putative neutral
groups usually deal with cold, dry
statistics, while the anti-nuclear
views are much more likely to appear in print.
The question of nuclear power is
an important one. Should we, as
Homo nomuclearis whould have us
believe, doom our children and our
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Other examples of this blatant
mis-representation occur in both
camps. Conspiracies to keep the
truth from us cloud the issue from
both sides.
This clouding is intensified by
other factors, most notably the
news media. Though not involved
directly, the media, particularly
newspapers and magazines, affect
the average person's conception of
the nuclear issue. Since magazines
and newspapers save for independent publications are interested in
maintaining and increasing their
sales, a major criterion for the
publication of a piece is its ability to
interest prospective readers and to
entice them to purchase. Since the
planet to slow death, or should we,
as Homo nuclearis would have us
believe, leave our children the
legacy of smog-choked skys,
polluted water and no energy?
It is a serious question. It is
necessary for us to get into the
habit of questioning the validity of
facts offered by either side, rather
than blindly believing one side or
the other.
We must view extremist positions — both extremist positions —
with skepticism and, yes, outright
doubt. For through doubt of the
packaged "truths" thrown at us
from both sides, we might become
aware of the actual facts.
Friday, November 21,1980
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Here it is at last! The granddai
Page Friday presents tha fbHoMring docu-
mant fer your perusal. Tha author is
unknown to us but we am reprinting it
bacauaa of ita potentially profound implications. Because of tha circumstantial nature
of the evidence contained in tha Gsmstone
File wa ask that readers approach this synopsis in a critical frame of mind.
The Gemstone File was written in many
segments over a period of years — by an
American man named Bruce Roberts. Parts of
the file were released to certain Americans
beginning in 1969. The number of handwritten pages is well over a thousand, of which I
have read about 400. I have been able to
verify some of the statements made in the
file, but do not have the time or the research
facilities to verify the entire story. Perhaps
others can help.
Since the scope of the work is so large and
the events described so complex and interlocking, it may be more easily understood
with this skeleton outline of the Gemstone
thesis. Individual papers can then be read
with greater comprehension.
1932: Onassis, a Greek drug pusher and
ship owner who made his first million selling
"Turkish tobacco" (opium) in Argentina,
worked out a profitable deal with Joseph P.
Kennedy, Eugene Meyer and Meyer Lansky:
Onassis was to ship booze direct into Boston
for Joseph Kennedy. Also involved was a
heroin deal with Franklin and Elliot
1934: Onassis, Nelson Rockefeller and the
Seven Sisters (major oil companies) signed
an agreement, outlined in an oil cartel memo:
Fuck the Arabs out of their oil, ship it on
Onassis' ships; Rockefeller and the Seven
Sisters to get rich(er). All this was done.
Roberts, studying journalism and physics
at the University of Wisconsin, learned these
things via personal contacts. His special interest was in Crystallography — and the
creation of synthetic rubies, the original
Gemstone experiment.
Assassination Site President John /'•". Kennedy
1936-40: Eugene Meyer buys the
Washington Post to get control of the news
media; other Mafia buy other papers, broadcasting, TV, etc. News censorship of all major news media goes into effect.
1941-46: World War II: very profitable for
Onassis, Kennedy, Rockefeller, Roosevelts,
I. G. Farben, etc. Onassis, selling oil, arms
and dope to both sides, went through the
war without losing a single man or ship.
1949: Onassis buys war surplus "Liberty
ships" in a questionable (illegal) purchase.
Lawyer Burke Marshall helps him.
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1956: Howard Hughes, Texas millionaire,
is meanwhile buying his way toward control
of the U.S. electoral process — with a view
toward his own personal gain. He buys
senators, governors, etc. He finally buys his
last politician: newly elected V.P. Richard
Nixon, via a quarter-million-dollar nonrepayable loan to Nixon's brother, Donald.
Early 1967: V.P. Nixon repays the favor by
having IRS-Treasury grant tax-free status
(refused twice before) to "Hughes Medical
Foundation", sole owner of Hughes Aircraft,
creating a tax-free non-accountable money
funnel or laundry, for whatever Hughes
wanted to do. U.S. government also shelved
anti-trust suits against Hughes' TWA etc.
March 1957: Onassis carries out a carefully planned event: he has Hughes kidnapped
from his bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel,
using Hughes' own men (Chester Davis,
born Cesare in Sicily et al). Hughes' men
either quit, get fired or stay on in the new
Onassis organization. A few days later,
Mayor Howard Cannon of Nevada (now
Senator Cannon) arranges a fake "marriage"
to Jean Peters, to explain Hughes' sudden
loss of interst in chasing movie stars.
Hughes, battered and brain-damaged in the
scuffle, is taken to the Emerald Isle Hotel in
the Bahamas, where the "Hughes party" has
rented the entire top floor; there he is shot
full of heroin for 30 days and later dragged
off to a cell on Onassis's island of Skorpios.
Onassis now has a much larger power base in
the U.S. (the Hughes empire), as well as
control over V.P. Nixon and other Hughes-
purchased politicians. L. Wayne Rector,
"Hughes" double since 1955, becomes
September 1957: Onassis calls the Appalachian meeting to announce to U.S.
mafia heads his grab of Hughes and his
adoption of Hughes' game for acquiring
power: buying U.S. senators, governors,
judges, en mase, to take control "legally"
of the U.S. government. Onassis' radio
message to Appalachia from a remote Pennsylvania farmhouse intercepted (reluctantly)
by FBI's J. Edgar Hoover, on the basis of a
tip-off from some army intelligence guys who
weren't in on the plan.
Also in 1957: Joseph Kennedy takes John
F. and Jackie to see Onassis on his yacht, introduces John, and reminds Onassis of an
old mafia promise: the Presidency for a Kennedy. Onassis agrees.
1958: Hoardes of Mafia-selected, purchased and supported "grass roots" candidates
sweep into office.
1969: Castro takes over Cuba from dictator
Battista, thereby destroying cozy and
lucrative Mafia gambling empire run for
Onassis by Meyer Lansky. Castro scoops up
$8 million in Mafia casino receipts. Onassis is
furious. V.P. Nixon becomes operations
chief for CIA-planned Bay of Pigs invasion.
using CIA Hunt, McCord etc. and Cuban ex-
battista strong-arm cops ("Cuban Freedom
Fighters") Martinez, Gonzales, etc. as well as
winner like Frank Sturgis (Fiorini).
1969: Stirring election battle between Kennedy and Nixon. Either way, Onassis wins
since he has control over both candidates.
1960: JFK elected. American people happy. Rose Kennedy happy. Onassis happy.
Mafia ecstatic.
Roberts brings his synthetic rubies — the
original Gemstones — to the Hughes Aircraft Co. in Los Angeles. They steal his
rubies — the basis for laser beam research,
laser bombs, etc. because of the optical
quality of the rubies. One of the 11 possible
sources for one of the ingredients involved in
the Gemstone experiment was the "Golden
Triangle" area. Roberts was married to the
daughter of the former French counsel in Indonesia. In that area, Onassis' involvement
in the Golden Triangle was no secret.
Roberts investigation revealed the Onassis-
Hughes connection, kidnap and switch.
"Gemstones" — synthetic rubies and sapphires, with accompanying "histories" —
gemstone papers — were sold or given away
to foreign consular officials in return for information. A world wide information network was gradually developed — a trade of
the intelligence activities of many countries.
This intelligence network is the source for
much of the information in the Gemstone
January 1961: Joseph Kennedy had a
stroke, ending his control over John and
Bobby. The boys decided to rebel against
Onassis' control. Why? Inter-Mafia struggle?
Perhaps a dim hope of restoring this country
to its mythical integrity?
They began committing Mafia no-nos: arrested Wally Bird, owner of Air Thailand,
who had been shipping Onassis' heroin out
of the Golden Triangle (Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia), under contract with the CIA (Air
Opium); arrested Teamster Mafia Jimmy
Hoffa and put him in jail; declared the
$73-million in forged "Hughes" land liens,
deposited with San Francisco's Band of
America, as "security" for the TWA judgment against Hughes, to be what they are:
April 1961: CIA Bay of Pigs fiasco. Hunt,
McCord, CIA Battista's Cubans and Mafia
angry about JFK's lack of enthusiasm. Mafia
Onassis has his U.S. right-hand man,
"Hughes" top aide, former FBI and CIA
Robert Maheu (nick-name "IBM" for Iron
Bob Maheu), hier and train a Mafia
assassination team to get Castro. The team,
a dozen or so, includes John Roselli and Jimmy The Weasel Frattiano, expert Mafia hit
men, assisted by CIA men Hunt and McCord, and others. This was reported recently
by Jack Anderson, who gets a lot of his
"tips" from his friend Frank Sturgis (Fiorini)
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Friday, November 21, 1980 \conspiracies\
Jdy of all conspiracy theories!
— also on the Castro assissination team. The
team tried five times to kill Castro, with
everything from long-range rifles to apple pie
with sodium morphate in it. Castro survives.
1963: Members of the Castro assassination
were arrested at Lake Pontchartrain, La., by
Bobby Kennedy's Justice boys. Angered,
Onassis stops trying to kill Castro. He
changes targets and goes for the head: JFK,
who according to Onassis "welched" on a
Mafia deal. JFK set up "Group of 40."
August 1963: Two murders had to occur
before the murder of JFK of people who
would understand the situation and might
Senator Estes Kefauver, whose Crime
Commission investigations had uncovered
the 1932 deal between Onassis, Kennedy,
Eugene Meyer, Lansky, Roosevelt et al.
Kefauver planned a speech on the Senate
floor denouncing Mafia operations; instead,
he ate a piece of apple pie laced with sodium
morphate (used in rat poison) and had a
sodium morphate induced "heart attack" on
the Senate floor.
Phillip Graham, editor of the Washington
Post. He had married Katharine Meyer,
Eugene Meyer's daughter, who had inherited
the Washington Post and allied media empire. Graham put together the Kennedy-
Johnson ticket and was Kennedy's friend in
the struggle against Onassis. According to
Gemstone, Katherine Meyer Graham bribed
some psychiatrists to certify Phil was insane.
He was allowed out of the nuthouse for a
weekend and died of a shotgun wound in the
head in the Graham home in Washington;
death ruled "suicide".
November 1, 1963: The hit on JFK was
supposed to take place in true Mafia style: a
triple execution, together with Diem and Nhu
in Vietnam. Diem and Nhu got theirs, as
scheduled. Onassis had invited Jackie for a
cruise on the Christina, where she was when
JFK got tipped off that the Big 0 planned to
wipe him out. JFK called Jackie on the
yacht, from the White House, hysterical:
"get off that yacht if you have to swim", and
cancelled his appearance at a football
stadium in Chicago, where the CIA-Mafia
assassination team was poised for the kill.
Jackie stayed on board, decended the
gangplank a few days later on Onassis' arm,
in Turkey, to impress the Turkish Boy,
Mustapha. Madame Nhu, in the United
States, bitterly remarked, "Whatever has
happened in Vietnam will see its counterpart
in the United States."
One of the assassination team, Tom
Vallee, a double for Oswald, was picked up in
Chicago, with a rifle, and quickly released by
the police. Three weeks later, the Mafia's
alternate and carefully planned and arranged
execution plan went into effect: JFK was
assassinated at Dallas. A witness who
recognized pictures of some of the people arrested in Dealey Plaza as having been in
Chicago three weeks earlier told Black Panthers Hampton and Clark.
The JFK murder: Onassis — "Hughes"
man, Robert Maheu, reassigned the Mafia-
CIA Castro assassination team to the murder
of JFK, adding Eugene Brading, a third
Mafia hitman from the Denver Mafia
Smaldones "family". Two months earlier,
Brading, on parole, after series of crimes, applied for a new drivers licence, explaining to
the California DMV that he had decided to
change his name to "Jim Braden". Brading
got his California parole officer's permission
for two trips to Dallas, in November, on "oil
business" the first time to look things over;
the second time when JFK was scheduled
for his Dallas trip.
Lee Harvey Oswald, CIA, with carefully
planted links to both the Ultra-right and the
Communists, was designated as the patsy.
He was supposed to shoot at Governor Connally, and he did.
Each of the four shooters — Oswald,
Brading, Roselli and Frattiano — had a backup man and a timer. Back-up men were supposed to pick up the spent shells and get rid
of the guns. Timers would give the signal to
shoot. Hunt and McCord were there to help.
Sturgis was in Miami.
Frattiano shot from a second-story window in the Dal-Tex building, across the street
from the Texas School Book Depository. He
apparently used a pistol; he is an excellent
shot with a handgun. Frattiano hit Kennedy
twice in the back and in the head. Frattiano
and his back-up man were "arrested" driven
away from the Dal-Tex building in a police
car and released (without being booked).
(The Dallas Police Office is in the Dal-Tex
Roselli shot Kennedy once, hitting the
right side of his head and blowing his brains
out, with a rifle, from behind a fence in the
grassy knoll area. Roselli and his timer went
down a manhole behind the fence and
followed the sewer lines away from Dealey
The third point of the triangulated ambush
was supplied by Eugene Brading, shooting
from Kennedy's left, from a small pagoda at
Dealey Plaza across the street from the
grassy knoll area Brading missed because
Roselli's and Frattiano's shots had just hit
JFK from the right and the rear, nearly
simultaneously. Brading's shot hit the curb
and ricocheted off. Brading was photographed on the scene, stuffing his gun under his
coat. He wore a big leather hat, its hatband
marked with large conspicuous X's. (Police
had been instructed to let anyone with an
X-marked hatband through the police lines;
some may have been told they were Secret
Service). After his shot, Brading ditched his
gun with his back-up man and walked up the
street toward the Dal-Tex building. Roger
Craig, a deputy sheriff, rushed up to Brading
assuming he was 'Secret Service", and told
him he had just se«n a man come out of the
Book Depository and jump into a station
wagon. Brading was uninterested. Brading
walked into the Dal-Tex Building "to make a
phone call". There he was arrested by
another deputy sheriff, showed his "Jim
Braden" driver's licence and was quickly
released — without being booked.
Oswald shot Connally twice from the
Texas School Book Depository. He split from
the front door. His back-up man was supposed to take the rifle out of the building (or so
Oswald thought); instead, he "hid" it behind
some boxes, where it would be found later.
Three men dressed as "tramps" picked up
the spent shells from Dealey Plaza. One was
Howard Hunt. Then they drifted over to an
empty boxcar sitting on the railway spur
behind the grassy knoll area and waited. A
Dallas police officer ordered two Dallas cops
to "go over to the boxcar and pick up the
tramps". The tnree "tramps" paraded
around Dealey Plaza to the Police Department in the Dal-Tex Building. They were held
until the alarm went out to pick up Oswald,
then they were released, without being booked. In all, ten men were arrested immediately
after the shooting; all were released soon
after; none were booked; not a word about
this is in the Warren Report.
Regarding Lee Harvey Oswald: Officer
Tippitt was dispatched in his police radio car
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to the Oak Cliff Section, where Oswald had
rented a room. Tippitt may have met Oswald
on the street. He may have been supposed to
kill Oswald, but something went wrong. Tippitt was shot by two men, using two
revolvers. The "witness", Domingo
Benavides, who used Tippitt's police car
radio to report "we've had a shooting here",
may have been one of the men who shot
him. (A Domingo Benavides appears in the
Martin Luther King shooting also).
Oswald went to the movies. A shoe store
manager (unquote) told the theatre cashier
that a suspicious-looking man had sneaked in
without paying. Fifteen assorted cops and
FBI charged out to the movie theatre to look
for the guy who had sneaked in.
Oswald had a pistol that wouldn't fire. It
may have been anticipated that the police
would shoot the "cop-killer" for "resisting
arrest." But since that didn't happen, the
Dallas police brought Oswald out for a small
time Mafia Jack Ruby to kill him two days
Brading stayed at the Teamster-Mafia-
Hoffa-financed "Cabana Motel" in Dallas.
Ruby had gone to the Cabana the night
before the murder, says the Warren Report.
The rest, as they say, is history. Onassis
was so confident of his control over police,
media, FBI, CIA, Secret Service, and the
U.S. judicial system that he had JFK
murdered before the eyes of the nation; then
systematically bought off, killed off, or
frightened off all the witnesses and had
evidence destroyed, then put a 75-year seal
of secrecy over the entire matter. Cover-up
participants included (among many): Gerald
Ford, on the Warren Commission (a Nixon
recommendation), CIA attorney Leon Jawor-
ski of the CIA front Anderson Foundation,
representing Texas before the Commission
to see that the fair name of Texas was not
besmirched by the investigation; CIA-Dallas
Chief John McCone; his assistant, Richard
Helms; and a passle of police, FBI, news
media, etc.
After JFK's death, Onassis quickly
established control over Lyndon Johnson
through fear. On the trip back to
Washington, Johnson was warned by radio,
relayed from an Air Force base: "There was
no conspiracy. Oswald was a lone nut
assassin. Get it Lyndon? Otherwise Air Force
1 might have an unfortunate accident on the
flight back to Washington."
Friday, November 21,1980
Page Friday 5 \film-drama\
Martin, a hero junkie who is
hooked on old vampire flicksf
The Savoy theatre on Main street
at 7th will be presenting George
Romero's Martin next week. Martin
was made in 1978 but is only now
reaching Vancouver audiences,
thanks to the Savoy which
premiered Martin last summer for
the first time in B.C.
Martin is not just another horror
film. Martin does belong to the horror genre, but there is more to this
film than the classification might
suggest. In a low-key, almost anti-
climatic way, director George
Romero has altered the vampire
myth with Martin.
Directed by George Romero
At the Savoy Theatre
In Martin, the hero-vampire
(John Amplas) is neither romantically evil nor devilishly charming.
He is a lonely and misunderstood
teenager who is a part of society
but cannot conform with its standards.
Martin is an addict, and his
panacea is human blood. It is blood
that lures Martin to seek victims to
satisfy his addiction. Like heroin,
human blood is a fix and like the
drug, it's a costly one. Martin lacks
long claws and the sharp, piercing
teeth of his legendary vampiric
ancestors. Attracting victims requires seduction, but sucking blood
from their bodies necessitates razor
blades and syringes.
The traditional treatment of the
vampire portrays him as a curse
plaguing society, a prince of
darkness who is forever snaring innocent victims and adding them to
his ghoulish arsenal. In Martin, the
victims are not revived as baggy-
eyed zombies who are promised
eternity. There is no magic to Martin's fatal touch, only death.
In vampire stories, there is always
a Van Helsing figure who sees
Dracula as he really is. Mirrors and
sunshine give the vampire away;
Martin is affected by neither. In
Martin, the Van Helsing figure is
Martin's uncle who sees his
nephew as a vampire mainly
because family history claims it so.
He hangs strings of garlic on his
doors to prevent Martin from striking. But garlic cloves, like mirrors,
crosses, and sunshine rays, have no
affect on Martin. Except for his thirst
for blood, Martin does not fit the
conventional mold of the vampire.
The uncle's heroics are misguided and even comic. His obsession
with curing, or destroying, Martin
exceeds to the point of absurdity. In
one great scene, the uncle, who is
walking down an empty and misty
street at night, is surprised by Martin, who is in Count Dracula garb.
The uncle takes him seriously and
begins to make all sorts of gestures
to ward off the evil spirit, without
realizing that the whole incident is
just a put-on.
Martin is the uncle's sacrificial
lamb, a scapegoat. In an already
dying society, the uncle views Martin as the source of all evils. Martin
may be psychotic, but his problems
are surmounted by self-righteous
attitudes like those of his uncle.
Martin's vampiric personality is
manifested culturally, as well as
Martin is different from Romero's
earlier Night of the Living Dead and
its sequel, Dawn of the Dead. Compared to these films, Martin is
remarkably bloodless.
Martin will be shown with
Werner Herzog's 1978 Nosferatu, a
superb and moody remake of F. W.
Murnau's classic 1928 silent film of
the same name. Martin and
Nosferatu provide a contrasting approach to the vampire myth, and
both are excellent. Addicts of the
horror genre will not want to miss
this great double bill.
Carey delivers an intimate Bronte family portrait
As the haunting wind whistles
across an imaginary moor, suggesting the presence of souls taken
by death, the audience at Presentation House settles in for a startling
Pauline Carey is Charlotte Bronte
in Presentation House's latest production, Charlotte. It is an intimate
portrait of a writer who was forced
to fight desperately against
society's attempts to silence her
Carey gives an intense, richly
detailed performance as Charlotte,
a one woman play following on the
success of Norma Edward's The
Women of Margaret Lawrence.
Playing at Presentation House
starring Pauline Carey
The play chronicles Charlotte's
visit with her friend and later her
biographer   Elizabeth   Gaskell,   a
fellow writer. The warmth of her
visitor prompts Charlotte to
recollections of her sisters, Emily
and Anne, both distinguished
writers themselves.
What emerges from her memory
is a bitter resentment for the role of
nanny and teacher that she and her
sisters were forced to engage in to
sustain themselves. The stories she
spins are interesting and important
in understanding the struggle to be
heard that those with talent face.
But the play itself could have
been improved with the appearance
of a full cast. Even the addition of a
flesh and blood Elizabeth Gaskell
would have allowed the play to
develop into something beyond an
intimate narrative.
Another weakness of the play
written by Graham Jackson, was its
focus on Charlotte more as a lonely
individual who finds eventual happiness when she accepts a mar-
rigage proposal and domesticity as
opposed to portraying her as a
writer struggling against convention.
One wonders if a male writer
could fully comprehend and portray
the humiliation and frustration the
Brontes encountered in their roles
as nanny and teacher. Charlotte
describes how she discovered hundreds of Emily's poems, tucked into
her desk and how she flow into a
rage when Charlotte argued they
should be published.
Can a man really understand and
portray this problem, which women
commonly face? Perhaps not, but
this production on the whole is an
intriguing and compelling sketch of
Charlotte Bronte.
Without the focus on Charlotte
as a frustrated writer the play
almost becomes one of those portraits of what-famous-writers-
-about. Carey's intense performance draws away from this
While there are advantages to
performances with the limited cast
of one, they are limited and I hope
that we will continue to see plays
about and by women artists in
other forms.
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Friday, November 21,1980 \books\
One man's search clouded by bitterness
The Tall Soldier is described by
its author as "the forty-year search
for the man who saved my life,"
The Tall Soldier
By Manuel Alvarez
Virgo Press, Toronto
Much of Manuel Alvarez' writing
is a description of atrocities committed by Franco's Fascists during
and after the Spanish civil war, and
as such is exciting through its personal honesty. In other words, it
makes a good story.
When Alvarez was a child, his
town was bombed by the Fascists.
Wounded and drowning in the
flood that resulted from the bombardment, a Canadian soldier of the
Mackenzie-Papineau battalion saved his life. Alvarez became obsessed with finding this unidentified
soldier, and spent the next forty
years hunting for him.
During that time, Alvarez joined
the Spanish Navy, worked as a
mechanic, and sailed with various
merchant vessels around the world,
until settling in Canada, where he
eventually found his savior; a good
absorbing tale.
But the author's bitterness too
often gets in the way. At one point,
an officer spits in Alvarez' face
because he, an atheist, refuses to
attend Mass.
"But the padre did not understand the depth of hatred I felt for
the officer who spat in my face. I
know his name. It is Jaime Bar-
nuevo. He is still alive. Perhaps the
day will come when a Spanish warship under his command arrives in
Vancouver,   where   I   now   live.
I look
forward to the day when I shall
have the pleasure of spitting in the
face of Barnuevo, survival pig of
the glorious Spanish Navy."
Alvarez' feelings are evident. The
energetic hatred makes entertaining
reading, but Alvarez makes no attempt to examine the phenomenon
of Fascism itself, even though he
lived in it, worked in its navy, and
even had a few Fascist friends. A
little careful analysis of why these
things happened would have made
the book literature; instead it is
mere journalism, descriptions of
states of things rather than descriptions of relationships and processes.
But the climax, when the author
finds his savior, is genuinely lovely.
Alvarez' honesty and openness
coupled with the massive strength
of his character make their meeting
in Ontario glow with innocent happiness.
The book does raise one question
about why the Canadian government, and many others as well,
supported Franco while they muttered platitudes about fighting
Fascism. Canada even want so far
as to outlaw the Mackenzie-
Papineau battalion, the Canadian
division of the volunteer Interna
tional Brigades who fought Franco.
All of which is part of a powerful
image which pervades the entire
book: two suffering men, united
against tyranny.
bitterness became obsession
This is the ultimate
I remember back when people
were really bothered about
Watergate. They were afraid that
what Nixon had done was cut the
moral fibre of society, but it barely
exposed the nerve.
Before that there was that Kennedy thing. You know the one.
When the president was kind of
shot. People suspected that maybe
the CIA knew something, or that it
had something to do with the
Cuban missile crisis. Yeah, the Kennedy thing was a really big deal. It's
nothing compared to what I know.
Those were the types of questions that I wanted to try and
answer when I got my job with the
Washington Post. I was enthusiastic then. 'Green' they called
it. I figured that the power of the
press, the power of the media was
the greatest thing about living in a
true democracy. The editor smiled
at me when I told him my feelings
about the free press and told me to
go out "and cover a local flower
I refused to be so easily disillusioned. I went to the flower show
and delved into the intracacies of
the judging. I discovered that the
judges had consumed the prize cannabis plant with one of the contestants just before awarding him
with the grand prize. I found traces
of bribery. I found unadulterated
nepotism. Then I handed in my
story, a beautiful gonzo piece on
the corruption of judges in flower
shows. I was thrilled, I had taken a
dull assignment and turned it into a
real story. Something of substance.
The next day I looked for my article on the flower show. I found only
a photo with the caption "Mrs.
Delia Jones with her prize winning
Geranium in the Washington International flower show."
The editor told me that if I ever
screwed up another simple piece
he'd have me writing obituaries.
It was years before I stumbled
onto something really big. I was
getting really high covering some
Washington society party. All the
big boys were there. One of the
president's aides was there wearing
this funny little white moustache on
his upper lip. Except it wasn't really
a moustache, it looked more like
baby powder.
Anyways, he and I got to talking
about coverups. I told him my old
story about the flower show scandal and he laughed. He toid me that
the publisher of the Post was the
president of the Washington
garden society. Then he handed me
some of his powder and everything
suddenly became clearer.
He figured that as long as I could
tell him about a coverup, he could
do the same for me. So he brought
me over into the corner of the room
and then made sure that we were all
alone. "Listen," he said, "this is a
biggy, so you've got to promise not
to reveal your source."
I wasn't even sure that I could
remember his name so I promised
him I'd keep it a secret.
"Have you ever heard of that
really big country out east. You
know, the communist one?"
"China?" I asked.
"No, the other one."
"The Soviet Union?"
"Yeah, that's the one." Then he
started to giggle. "It doesn't really
I started laughing too. It was a
hell of a joke. Imagine, Russia
doesn't exist. "And the world is
flat," I said in hushed tones.
Then his smile disappeared. "I'm
serious. The whole country was invented by the CIA years ago."
"What the hell are you talking
"Look, what's a country without
an enemy. When the CIA was invented back in the forties they
realized that the conflicts in Europe
were bound to run out eventually.
Listen, the CIA knew that in order
to retain their jobs permanently,
there would have to be a permanent
enemy, so they chose Russia."
"But Russia has existed for centuries."
"How do you know, were you
around in the 1800's? The CIA
created Russia in our history books
and convinced all of the countries in
the western alliance to go along
with them."
"But what about the president?"
"Nobody would ever tell the
president anything of importance.
He's only an elected official. The
CIA named Russia after a little town
in the south of France called
"But what about that big hunk of
land on all the maps?"
"That's Japan."
"But Japan is made up of little
tiny islands in the Pacific."
"No, those are simply colonies of
Japan. Do you really think that all
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Page Friday 7 \music\
Hear the music of NOW
For the last two weeks a conspiracy has been successfully carrying out deviant activities in Vancouver. Yes, during the past fortnight, the New Orchestra
Workshop and the Vancouver Folk
Music Festival Society have been
conspiring to commit jazz.
While considered by many to be
a felony, jazz was actually legalized
by a 1973 Act of Parliament largely
through the efforts of the NDP and
self-confessed Duke Ellington lover
Ed Broadbent. [If you say so — ED.}
Creative music has been spreading
ever since, though many remain
suspicious of these types of
sounds, labelling them "avant
garde", and other such ambiguous
terms. The Second Vancouver
Creative Music Festival was a conspiracy to offer music listeners a
rare selection of some of the finest
sounds in the world.
With accomplished musicians
like Joe McPhee, Vinny Giola,
Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman,
Roscoe Mitchell, Julian Priester,
Chuck Deardorff and Art Lande appearing at the festival, as well as
numerous other outstanding Canadian and local improvisors, the production of energetic and original
music was inevitable. Sunday night
at the Soft Rock Cafe, the festival
culminated with an appropriately
diverse concert by three separate
groups: Trio Non Troppo, the
Maury Coles Trio and Seattle's
Composers and Improvisors Sextet
with special guest Art Lande.
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The Trio Non Troppo, with Paul
Cram and Ken Newby on reeds and
Karen Oliver on violin, presented a
lyrical, pulsing set which beautifully
melded the richness of wind and
string through precise interplay.
The music ranged from a folk and
classical tinge induced by the violin,
to the lyrical jazz textures motivated
by Cram's tenor sax, and the animal
abandon of some very free group
improvisations. The Maury Coles
trio played a short, percussive set
that featured sparse but thoughtful
contributions from Lyle Lansall-Ellis
on bass and Maury Coles on sax.
The Composers and Improvisors
were a special treat, Julian Priester
and Art Lande being two of the
finest innovators in music. However
the remainder of the band was no
less impressive. With Julian Priester
on trombone, Denny Goodhew on
saxes, Dave Peterson on guitar.
Chuck Deardorff on bass, Dean
Hodges on drums, Jim Knapp on
trumpet and Art Lande on piano,
different members have worked
with artists like Herbie Hancock,
Jan Garbarek, Dinah Washington,
Eric Dolphy and Duke Ellington.
Their improvising skills lived up to
their reputations and collectively
their coherence was devastating.
Though they were packed tightly
onto the tiny Soft Rock stage their
music was anything but constrained. The septet moved flawlessly
through a breathless range of
musical styles leaving the Soft Rock
audience amazed but pleased that
the band could excel on so many
different levels. From the raunchy
freeform improvisation of 'It Just
Came About Today' to the melodic
flowing tones of 'Rejects Revisited'
the members' interaction enhanced
each solo with musical daring and
finesse, ft was a fittingly diverse
performance to bring the festival to
a close.
It is to be hoped that Vancouver
will become inundated with conspiracies of this nature in the
future, for surely conspiring to pass
on joy and freedom is no crime. Let
all music listeners applaud this conspiracy to convey the unmentionable; a conspiracy to commit
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Friday, November 21,1980 \dance\
Tharp's dancers
goof off on stage
Watching the Twyla Tharp
Dancers perform this past weekend
at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre was
a bit like watching a bunch of hams
goofing off on the dance floor at a
party where everybody has had a
bit too much to drink. No one
would pay $12 to see such a spectacle but if you polished up the act,
put it on the stage of the Queen
Elizabeth and had David Y. H. Lui
produce it, maybe it would sell.
Twyla Tharp Dancers
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Produced by David Y. H. Lui
This is not to say the Tharp
dancers look like drunks on stage.
They are able and skilfull performers.
The point is that Tharp's
choreography is able to capture
something which is rarely seen in
choreographed works — a sense of
natural improvisation. The pieces
are actually carefully worked out,
step for step. Mikhail Baryshnikov,
who has appeared in two of them,
calls her choreography "refined,"
difficult." You feel like a fish in the
If they are meticulously worked
out they are quite cleverly made to
appear otherwise. It is common in
Tharp's pieces to see a dancer
finish a sequence and then shuffle
off to another part of the stage
while seeming to ponder what to do
next. Rather than finishing precisely, steps occasionally end with one
of the dancers flinging themselves
to the edge of balance, somewhat
removing the sense that they are
endlessly rehearsed. The movement itself gives the sense of being
improvised because of the plasticity
and flowing quality which makes it
hard to distinguish distinct phrases.
This technique gives a dynamic
to Tharp's work which sets her
apart from most other
choreographers. It also makes her
work very entertaining because
with improvisation there is surprise
— the main ingredient of humor.
Tharp makes room for self expression in her dancers. Even in a
short program individual personalities establish themselves firmly. The individualism in her work is
so strong that interaction between
the dancers is strained to the limit.
More often than not, any contact
is a stubborn standing of ground.
The dancers bump into one
another, push, pull and yank. They
aggressively refuse to subvert their
own individuality to some ideal iike
line or form. This clashing of bodies
and personalities adds a further
dynamic and no small amount of
In their Vancouver showing the
Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation
presented six works. All were
created by Tharp and all but one
were older works.
The new piece, Brahm's
Paganini, premiered in March,
1980. It contains a stunning solo
performed by William Whitener
which clearly demonstrates the
company's firm foundation in
classical technique. A particularly
interesting movement in this solo is
a spin quite unlike those seen in
dance and more akin to skating.
A short solo in another piece,
Sue's Leg, performed by Christine
Uchida to Fats Waller's Ain't
Misbehavin' was alone worth the
price of admission. A short sequence in which she is alternately
spooked by and trips over her own
shadow almost had the audience
rolling in the aisles. Uchida is one of
the finest character dancesrs to be
Tharp herself was not with the
company while they were in town.
Her own career as a dancer is drawing to a close. At the same time she
is withdrawing from performance
she is venturing into new
endeavors. She choreographed the
film Hair, created pieces for skater
John Curry, and recently completed a unique collaboration with
playwright Thomas Babe and composer John Simon which ended in
the production of a one and one-
half hour long work presented this
year in her first Broadway season.
Lightfoot pathetic
Gordon Lightfoot played like a
man asleep Saturday night before a
full house of unimpressed folk fans.
Lightfoot gave two concerts
Saturday night at the Queen
Elizabeth Theatre. During the first it
seemed as if he was conserving all
of his energy for the second. For a
seasoned professional he served up
an incredibly bland performance.
Many of the lyrics that accompanied his one song were garbled
and hard to understand. A folk
singer that does not enunciate is
like a rock band without a place to
plug in their guitar and synthesizer.
Unless you knew the lyrics to his
songs beforehand you would have
definite trouble trying to translate
them. However, most of the audience were quite familiar with such
classics as The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, and If You Could
Read My Mind. It was a pleasure to
listen to them live despite his apparent lack of enthusiasm.
By the way, Lightfoot has a new
movie coming out soon. The real
purpose of his concert was to tell us
about it. It's a brilliant concept to
have people pay anywhere from
eight bucks up in order to listen to
an hour long movie promotion by a
disinterested entertainer. Lightfoot
mumbled weak jokes about the production of his film as often as possible.
His guitar playing was, of course,
enjoyable. His band was also
highly talented. There was no
doubting the fact that he is a
talented musician. Unfortunately,
the lyrics that have made him a
Canadian institution were hard to
understand and his performance
was worse than being merely
Considering the number of people leaving, it was doubtful whether
there really was enough call for an
encore. When he returned to the
stage he performed a few more
standards and then retreated to
prepare for his second concert of
the evening. The house lights remained off as if he were expecting a
standing ovation from a warm
Canadian audience. It never came.
The show was opened by Mimi
Farina. Her voice was lovely as
were her songs. Unfortunately, her
performance was eve;n less
energetic than Lightfoot's. She
seemed hesitant to speak between
songs and appeared as if she would
have been more at ease singing if
the audience had stayed home.
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Page Friday 9 \fiction\
Caught in act
Ed Lansky offered $5. He bet Bar-
nie that the stolen whiskey was hidden under the floorboards of Joe
Vigfusson's shack. And he was going to prove it, too. He gave the
chain at his side a quick jerk and his
wallet popped out of his pocket into
his hand. He started to count out
the money in crumpled one dollar
bills. "There, five."
Barnie just grunted and pulled his
baseball cap further over his eyes.
There was a silence in the car. In
the field grasshoppers chirped in
lopsided harmony. The shack
seemed to tilt to both sides at once,
due either to the unevenness of the
field surrounding it, or to the dozen
beer he'd drunk earlier. Perhaps
both. "You could at least come
with me," Ed said. "Just to prove
I'm right. What if I found it under
the bed, that'd be cheating."
Barnie's grunt was interrupted by
a swig of warm beer. He threw the
empty bottle into the ditch and
reached for another under the seat.
Ed fidgeted, fingered the
crowbar, and looked once more at
Barnie. No telling when Joe would
get back, he had to do it now. With
a disgusted snort he slammed the
door and stalked toward the shack.
Grasshoppers flew in all directions,
striking him on the legs, arms, and
face. He hunched down as if to hide
the knee-deep grass. The field was
visible from the road. "That's all I
need, is to get caught."
In the shack he found
a bed
a pair of green workpants
a pair of workboots
a plaid shirt
a table
a chair
a book
a cupboard — food, plates,
a counter
a green plastic basin
a dishrag
a mirror
a radio with a loose back
a lamp
a loose rug
a loose floorboard
"Ahahl" Ed bent over and pried
several boards loose. He peered into the hole in the floor. Darkness.
Ed stormed outside and kicked at
the shack. The wood below floor
level cracked and splintered.
Through the holes in the floor and
the wall enough light shone to
show him there was nothing under
the shack. No whiskey.
"Damnl" Ed kicked the wall
again, causing a pain to shoot up
his leg. "Damnl" he shouted.
"Damnl Damnl Damn!"
Barnie heard him coming, heard
his damns before he saw him limping toward the car. Barnie belched
and started up the car. "No
whiskey?" he asked, a smite forming beneath the red cap.
On the way back to town they
saw Joe's truck going in the other
direction. As Ed turned to watch
the red lights disappear behind
them he remembered he'd left the
crowbar beside the hole in the
floor. On the crowbar, painted in
bright yellow, was the name Ed
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Friday, November 21, 1980
.'. \'?&%* \\"f>~\ \poetry-fiction\
too ancient
the fast longing
the glint of the morning
on the dew-shield.
don't say it, friend.
there are others who can hear.
I do not want to reveal myself
before we reach the
grey-crest hill,
sitting here, through the night,
for the end of the dark and cold,
what beautiful thoughts we had
sustained by their lightness.
dreaming unwound
by the stream path.
I saw you move, dance,
so many times,
early daylight wipes the grass clear,
we can no longer lie content,
our pain awakes us
and the only end in sight
is the top of the hill,
climb, grab the roots, breathe hard,
always looking up, running from
the sun.
Halgald is pierced by the first
—steve mcclure
Singing links of Chinese syllables
Sharp missiles of porcelain clatter
Through the swinging kitchen
Occidental discourse parries its
From the orange vinyl booths. *
My chopsticks arc a furious mouth-
ward path
Bearing sweet and sour redness
Then sweep down to tap and clack
a gleaning
From the near empty bowl
I chime with the chopsticks,
A crystal water glass suspended
In this merry pool of sound.
—alice thompson
MISSING IN ACTION: Gene Long, Nancy Trott, Gail Shaw, Janet MacArthur, Chris Fulker, Randy Hahn,
Ken Swartz, Heesok Chang, Arnold Hedstrom, Gerre Galvin, Yaco Tieffenberg, Naomi Yamamoto, Jim Hut-
son, Evan Gill, Greg Slade.
No Russia
From PF 7
those things that say made in Japan
come from a few tiny little islands?"
"But, the news reports, the
history books."
"The history books are brought
to you courtesy of the CIA's
creative propaganda department.
As for the news reports, the/re all
brought to you from an abandoned
soundstage in the old 20th Century
Fox production lot. The CIA bought
it up and set up this fictitious country. Haven't you ever seen what
they can do with the movies? In
Star Wars, they created a fake
universe, so what's so hard about
constructing   a   fake   country?
I was shocked. It couldn't be
true. Then I saw the White House
aide fall to the floor dead. He had
been shot. I ran to my apartment as
fast as  I  could.  Then  I started
travelling around and snooping into
all the secret files I could find. The
White House aide was right and I
had the tapes, the photos, and the
documented evidence to prove it.
Russia does not exist.
My editor, laughed at me. He
laughed at the evidence then he
told me to give it all to him so that
he could burn it, "just in case."
It was then I realized it. He was a
spy. That's how I ended up coming
here to tell my story. Very few people believe me. I must admit, it is
hard to believe that Russia is just a
small town in the south of France
and a Hollywood soundstage but
it's true.
And now there's something else
that I think you should know.
McDonald's is not really a
restaurant franchise. It is an interstellar organization designed to
conquer and control all of the
planets in the universe .    .
(Mora Than 25,000 Tltlaa to ehooM from)
Some people think it only happens in countries like Argentina and Chile. But in Canada today dozens of
people have totally disappeared, some to be horribly tortured like the victim pictured above, their
whereabouts, the identity of their captors and the reasons for their disappearance are unknown. We do
know this though: all these people once worked for The Ubyssey. We're not trying to suggest a conspiracy. We just want these people to be returned, no questions asked. We're just trying to put out a
friendly little pro-government paper. Give us a break.
Now you're
Friday, Novambar21, I960
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David Sereda returns to Vancouver after an enthusiastically received western tour. Describing
himself as a singer/actor/songwriter, Sereda will sing and tickle
the ivories at the UBC recital hall in
the music building this Sunday,
Nov. 23 at 9 p.m. Tickets are available at the door: $4 general and $3
for AMS cardholders.
Also on the music scene, English
baroque music for two violins will
be played by the Chelys Ensemble
at Hodson Manor, 1254 w. 7th, on
Saturday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. Consisting of two violins and cello and
harpsichord, the ensemble will be
playing period instruments in an informal living room setting. The concert is presented by the Vancouver
Society for Early Music.
What's a Celtic harp? Find out
while hearing some superb harping
on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. at
SEREDA . . . will serenade UBC Sunday
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At the Arts Club Theatre on
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"Scottie," who spent his life making others' lives a little brighter.
Through personal testimonies and
flashbacks we watch Scottie in action, and find that his "happy-go-
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Opening at Studio 58 at Langara
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The theatre is in the basement of
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Pauline Carey plays the title role
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