UBC Publications

UBC Publications

UBC Publications

The Ubyssey Nov 10, 1970

Item Metadata


JSON: ubysseynews-1.0304601.json
JSON-LD: ubysseynews-1.0304601-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): ubysseynews-1.0304601-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: ubysseynews-1.0304601-rdf.json
Turtle: ubysseynews-1.0304601-turtle.txt
N-Triples: ubysseynews-1.0304601-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: ubysseynews-1.0304601-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

 p.3—AMS working on new constitution
p.6— Do arts students give a damn about course unions?
Apparently not
p.9—Skagit Valley moves one more step closer to flooding
while nothing continues to get done
—thorn wescott photo
BABYLON FELL Saturday night at the Vancouver Art Gallery when the B.C. Association of Social
Workers sponsored a noon to midnight gala. The event featured booths of all member organizations,
theatre groups, street dancing to congas and rhythm blocks, a mayoralty debate and culminated in rock
concert "Revolution" with the Wiggy Symphony narrated by psychiatrist Bennet Wong.
'FLQ fights state terrorism'
The following Front de Liberation du
Quebec communique was received Nov. 6 in
Montreal along with a photograph of James
Cross. It has not previously been published.
The Front de Liberation du Quebec would
like to point out a few things relating to the
ideas and intentions which the authorities in
power attribute to it.
As he said in the manifesto, the Front is
not after, political power. The FLQ is made up
of groups of workers who have decided to take
steps towards the revolution — the only real
way for the workers to achieve and exercise
power. This revolution will not be made by a
hundred people, as the authorities want
everyone to believe, but by the whole
population. The only true power of the people
is power exercised by the people and for the
people. The FLQ leaves coups d'etat to the
three governments in office, since they seem to
be masters in that field.
Our ancestors were not the fathers of
confederation: they were the patriotes of
1837-38. Our fathers, our older brothers, our
uncles were not the Bordens, the
Saint-Laurents, the Duplessis: they were the
men who had no choice but be massacred at
Dieppe, having been forced to serve as the
guinea-pigs of cheap labour: they were the men
nightsticked at Murdochville and elsewhere for
wanting to defend their simple right to exist.
Our brothers today are not the Trudeaus, the
to page 2: see GOVERNMENT
Frat row hotel -
more details
come to light
Further details have come to light in the hotel scheme cooking
for frat row.
First, the scheme involves more than just the lots on which the
first three frats on the row are located.
The developer is also eyeing land behind frat row for his high rise
Second, the developer is talking hotel as well as thinking
convention centre.
And third, the person behind the scheme is a wealthy
A Vancouver contractor who does not wish to be named told The
Ubyssey Sunday that he had been approached as a potential investor by
the person behind the hotel scheme.
He would not disclose the man's name, but said he is a very
. wealthy Vancouver person, not in the building business, who is
interested in getting into the hotel trade.
He said that to his knowledge no English money is involved, as
The Ubyssey had first been told.
"But it's possible that someone else is pushing the same line," he
Vancouver businessman Ben Wosk said Monday he knows
indirectly about: the hotel proposal and has heard that English or Hong
Kong money is involved, although he views this only as a rumor.
The contractor said he was approached and asked to invest
fifty-fifty in the hotel plan with the local investor, but has decided not
to back the plan.
He said he saw sketches of the hotel, but was not shown actual
"If they build it's going to be a luxury hotel," he said.
Will this be a convention centre?
"Yes, it will be."
He said the cost of rooms and suites at the hotel is contemplated at
running about $40 to $50 a night.
One of the basic ideas behind the scheme, he said, is that when
completed the health sciences complex on Wesbrook will be "a famous
hospital with famous people, and there is money to be made."
Dignitaries will be coming to view the hospital and give lectures
and papers, and they will need a place to stay.
He said he decided not to invest in the hotel because he didn't
want to gamble on the hospital becoming famous.
"But if there's a chance to make money you can be sure investors
are waiting for opportunities."
An advantage to the university endowment lands is that builders
don't have to comply with city building by-laws, he said:
"You could do more or less what you wanted."
He agreed that the university should not sit back while the land is
developed in haphazard fashion.
"I think you should have a committee and control over it (the
land) before someone else gets in there," he said.
Dick Bibbs, a member of the board of governors, said Sunday
that mention of the hotel scheme had been made to the board by R. P.
Murdoch, manager of thee endowment lands.
(Board chairman John Liersch, told The Ubyssey Thursday, that
he knows nothing of the scheme.)
Bibbs said that during discussion on Oct. 30 between board
members and Murdoch on the status of frat row, Murdoch had made
brief reference to the high rise hotel plan, which he said was seen as
including the first three frats on the north end of the row, and land
behind them.
The three fraternites directly involved in the hoped-for land grab
are Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delt^ Theta and Phi Gamma Delta.
Bibbs said details on the scheme were vague as far as board
members are concerned, but the board had been promised that UBC
would be consulted by the developers before the scheme is finalized.
Although the three frats in question are located on the
endowment lands, they have freehold (as opposed to crown) leases on
their property, which is zoned specifically for fraternities.
Because of this special lease status, "UBC would only be the voice
of a neighbour with no right to veto" if asked for an opinion on the
to page 5: see HOUSING
Report on Quebec
Today's Ubyssey contains a special, four page supplement on the
Quebec situation and the War Measures Act.
The supplement, "The Santo Domingo of Pierre Elliot Trudeau,"
was prepared in Montreal by the staff of The Last Post magazine. Page 2
Tuesday, November 10, 1970
GRA urges grads not to accept work at SFU
The UBC Graduate
Representative Assembly has
joined the growing boycott of
Simon Fraser University's Political
Science, Sociology and
Anthropology department.
The PSA department was once
a parity body with students and
faculty having equal voice in
decision-making procedures. It is
now run by the SFU
On Oct. 21, the GRA passed
the following motion:
"The GRA censures the SFU
administration and president
(Kenneth) Strand for refusing to
accept the recommendations of
the hearing committee."
The committee recommended
reinstatement of seven SFU profs
suspended last year.
Sale may be cancelled
TORONTO (CUP) - Officials
of the United Church of Canada
and McGraw-Hill of Canada Ltd.
said Wednesday they are willing to
consider dissolving the sale of the
church's Ryerson Press to the
U.S.-controlled publishing
Rev. Dr. Frank Brisbin,
secretary of the church's division
of communication, which is
responsible for Ryerson, told the
Toronto Daily Star:
"We must deal with
McGraw-Hill in good faith, but if
the government, perhaps Premier
November date set
for Harger appeal
A faculty committee headed by science dean Vladimir Okulitch
will review the case of assistant zoology prof Robin Harger when
Okulitch returns from a lecture tour after Nov. 17.
That's the information Harger has received from Okulitch in reply
to a request that he be allowed to appeal his case for tenure before a
faculty committee.
Oh Oct. 27, UBC zoology profs rejected an earlier appeal and
voted 25 to 13 to uphold the zoology tenure and promotion
committee's recommendation to dismiss Harger.
Harger said that before the hearing held by the zoology profs he
did not know any of the specific charges against him.
When one faculty member asked the zoology tenure and
promotion committee the reasons for denying Harger tenure, W. S.
Hoar, head of the zoology department, ruled the question out of order.
In a poll prior to the Oct. 27 meeting, the graduate- students in
zoology rated Harger's teaching ability "above average", and voted 43
to 10 in favor of giving Harger tenure. There were 17 abstentions.
'Government guilty
of intervention
from page One
Bourassas, the Drapeaus, they are the "gars de Lapalme", the people
that Bill 38 will assassinate tomorrow - all the exploited people of
The FLQ is made up of groups of workers who have given
themselves the objectivies of fighting, against the daily acts of terrorism
perpetrated by the state. The crime of the FLQ, in the eyes of the
. authorities in power, is not so much that we used violence but that we
use violence against the establishment. This above all is unpardonable.
This above all frightens them.
It is in the interests of the establishment too transmit this fear to
the population. Primarily to justify an armed intervention into Quebec,
which, they think, will give them a certain degree of protection. But
also, to make it clear to the people of Quebec that they had better
forget about any ideas about liberation.
But the Front de Liberation du Quebec knows the population is
not duped by such games, even if the different governments are doing
their best to make it look otherwise. This is what they tried in the case
of the results of the municipal election in Montreal.
We want to briefly point out some conclusive facts concerning
that: the high anglophone turnout, the great percentage off abstentions
in the "quartiers populaires" and the percentage of votes accorded to
workers' candidates in those same areas. After making those
observations, it's easy to see that the Civic Party was elected with the
concurrence of scarcely ten per cent of the population. And this they
dare call democracy.
Quebecois, the time for dupery is finished.
Quebecois, the hautes bourgeoisies, English and French, have
spoken: now is the time to act.
Liberation, Chenier and Dieppe cells.
Nouse Vaincrons.
Front de Liberation du Quebec.
P.S. — Nothing that the police and the established authorities can
do will stop the wide circulation of this communique.
• While and as long as the police forces apply a partial or
total censure to the publication of this communique, there will be no
news from the Liberation Cell which holds James Cross).
PANGO PANGO (UNS) - An angry audience of tangerine blorgs
went on a wild rampage that destroyed the posh Irving's Hideaway
nightclub in the capital of this island kingdom today.
The notorious chartreuse blorg comedian S. MacHewan was
dismembered and hung from a chandelier by the angry mob.
Witnesses said the crowd was upset by the comic's
"blasphemous" imitation of W. C. Fields, who the blorgs worship as a
god second only to Groucho Marx.
Robarts, were to ask the church
to reconsider its position, I'm sure
we would be prepared to listen."
McGraw-Hill president John
McMillan, said he would "most,
certainly" be willing to discuss
•scrapping the purchase agreement
if the church asked him.
Dr. Brisbin said there are only
two ways the current agreement
can be upset: by mutual consent,
or by a misstatement of fact in
the sale agreement.
Ryerson, a wholly owned
unincorporated division of the
United Church, has been losing up
,to $500,000 a year for the past
three years.
In an effort to reverse the
fortunes of the oldest publishing
house in Canada, the church
earlier this year hired Gavin Clark,
who in turn recruited a number of
aggressive colleagues.
In June, Clark held a gigantic
sale in an effort to sell the
600,000 books in stock. About
450,000 were sold at bargain
But when Clark learned that,
•despite his initial successes, the
church had decided to sell, he
sought help from Ontario trade
and development minister Stanley
Randall said last week the
government told Ryerson it would
seek ways to keep the firm
Canadian but got no response
from the company.
3261 W. Broadway   736-7788
Weekdays to 1 a.m.
Fri. & Sat. 3 a.m.
Special Rates to Students
Industrial Trimmers Ltd.
1250 Clark - 255-7020
"The Graduate Student
Representative Assembly strongly
urges that no student from UBC
accept a position at Simon Fraser
either as a graduate student,
post-doctoral fellow or staff
member until the
recommendation's of the hearing
committee have been accepted."
The Canadian Association of
University Teachers, The
Canadian Sociology and
Anthropology Association and the
Canadian Political Science
Association have also
recommended that their members
boycott SFU.
"Simon Fraser has been
soliciting graduates to work in the
political science, sociology and
anthropology department at
SFU," said grad student Evert
Hoogers.   "They've   been  hiding
the fact that to do so would be
"The administration has been
dishonest in two ways," Hoogers
explained. "They have been
exploiting the general situation of
unemployment among BAs, MAs
and Phds in Canada.
"They have also hidden the
fact that if people accept jobs in
the PSA department their
academic futures could be
jeopardized in light of the boycott
by various associations in Canada
and the States."
Hoogers reiterated the stand
taken by the GRA motion.
"In spite of the economic
difficulties that we as grads face
we should uphold the boycotts of
PSA in our own interests, since
they are linked to issues of
democracy and freedom."
Drinks still too costly,
says crusading senator
Students are still paying too much for large cups of soft drinks
says senator Art Smolensky.
Smolensky, whose campaign to lower the price of drinks
succeeded in getting a two cent reduction in the sale of large cups, still
isn't satisfied.
"I would like to see the price of the large cups go down to 15
cents. Right now it is cheaper to buy coke at Safeway where it sells for
a cent an ounce. Food Services charges one and a half cents, with the
coke originally costing them half a cent an, ounce."
He said the overall price of soft drinks is still too high but now at
least there is more consistency between the smaller and larger cups.
What does Food Services head, Ruth Blair think of all this? i
"Oh why don't you buy your coke some place else and leave us
alone," was her reply to Smolensky's enquiries.
A Short Weekend on
The Legacy of Fritz Perls
Special Lecture, Talks, Film and Discussion
FRIDAY, November 13, 7:30 p.m.
Hebb Lecture Theatre, UBC
Film and opening lecture-discussion by
Dr.      Ernest     Becker,     cultural     anthropologist     and     social
psychologist, on
SATURDAY, November 14, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (lunch
included). Ballroom, Faculty Club, UBC.
Morning session: talks by
Dr.   Karl   Humiston,  psychiatrist:   GESTALT THERAPY AND
Dr. Donald Stonefeld, psychiatrist:  FRITZ PERLS: THE MAN
Mr.   David  Berg,  group  facilitator:   GESTALT THERAPY:   A
Afternoon session: symposium, panel and audience discussion.
Chairman: Dr. Irwin Shaw, psychologist.
Friday evening lecture only-$3.00  (Students-$2.00)
Friday and Saturday Events-$15.00 (Students-$10.00)
.Phone 228-2181 (local 262),
HeiroiiymiLs mERKIN
md find (rue happiness "
a SUB FILM SOC presentation
Students 50c - Others 75c
Heiromnius MERKIN
JVttBCJf Humppe
and find true happiness  *
7:00 & 9:30
Sunday, Nov. 15 — 7:00 Tuesday, November 10, 1970
Page 3
THIS ISN'T WHAC IT LOOKS LIKE. Rather, it's a swimming and life-saving test for
phys ed 330 students. The test took place Friday in Empire Pool, where an intrepid
Ubyssey photographer saw the antics and snapped a few pictures, under the mistaken
-kevan perrins photo
impression that he was gathering exclusive material on an under-water group-grope
Another year, another AMS constitution
The Alma Mater Society executive is once again
restructuring the existing constitution.
AMS president Tony Hodge said Thursday the new
constitution is aimed at structuring e-ffective student,
executive, and staff orientation in four areas of activity —
academics, services, finance and community affairs.
Under    the    proposed    new   constitution,   which
attempts to eliminate all "passing of the buck", a
vice-president will be elected to full authority and
responsibility in each of the four areas. Hodge said this
would improve the existing situation where a student has
to confront a nebulous 38 member student council with
any criticism.
"We are trying to divide AMS activities into four
priorities which are analogous to those a student meets
Engineers have split their ranks;
non-gears want out of EUS
Not every engineer is a "gear".
Some of them are tiring of the puerile pranks pulled
by the engineering undergraduate society.
Within the past month alone, the EUS has crucified
Ubyssey columnist Jim Davies, contributed to the tragedy
of the chariot race and vandalized the commerce
undergraduate society common room.
All of the stunts are the stuff of which lawsuits are
made, and the last one will definitely result in damage
On Oct. 28, the engineers broke into the commerce
common room, destroyed their chariot, stole $75 worth
of beer, and generally ransacked the place.
Total damage was estimated at $150.
The matter came to the attention of the Alma Mater
Society discipline committee and, although the EUS has
settled with the CUS, at least one member of the
committee intends to lodge the formal complaint
necessary to bring the matter before the student court.
In short, people on campus are becoming fed up with
the gears.
Not a few of these people are engineers.
Every student in the faculty of applied science pays a
three dollar fee into the coffers of the EUS. Every
would-be engineer pays the fees, but only EUS president
Chris Green and a few "elite" cohorts share the fun of
blowing the loot on such hilarious gags as stealing or
buying RCMP uniforms and planting joints of marijuana
on other students.
Fortunately for the engineers who are tired of EUS
idiocy, a few engineering undergrads have summoned up
enough courage to write and circulate a petition
demanding withdrawal from EUS.
The UBC fees committee has confirmed that any
signatories of the petition will have their EUS fees
Cancel Wednesday
Don't forget y'all that Wednesday is Remembrance
All classes are cancelled and the university will be
closed for the day.
Some libraries will remain open for eager-beaver
students who want to use the holiday to catch up on
Come see Ralph's private park
Come and see Ralph Cunningham's mansion, 2216
SW Marine Drive, Sunday at 2 p.m. and tie a pledge on a
tree to boycott Cunningham's Drugs.
Vancouver Women's Caucus has called this meeting to
underline Ralph Cunningham's connection to the six
month old strike of 12 women at C. H. Hosken, a
wholesale drug outlet.
Cunningham owns Hosken and Cunningham's Drug
Stores, which is the second largest wholesale-retail drug
corporation in Canada.
Cunningham's also owns Western Wholesale Drugs,
which has a union contract. Wages for comparable jobs
there are about $1 more an hour than at Hosken.
Jean Rands, a Women's Caucus member, said: "We
have no way of knowing how effective the boycott has
She added that she felt it must have some effect
though,   as   Cunningham   requested   a   meeting   with
Women's Caucus earlier.
The invitation to the Sunday meeting says:
"Come and see!
"Ralph's yard looks like a park. It is not a park. It is
private property. People are not allowed in Ralph's
yard/park unless he invites them in. We do not think
Ralph will invite us in. We will have a party on the
sidewalk. That's public property.
"Compare his mansion to the reality of the Hosken
strikers; six months on the picket line, attempting to
support themselves and families on strike pay.
"The Hosken strikers are few in number and limited
in power. Help them by giving a little time and a pledge to
Rands said Sunday's meeting will show Cunningham
that he may lose some profits.
when coming into the university," Hodge said.."Initially
his concerns are academic — courses, grades, etc. His
secondary concerns are those which should be satisfied by
university services, that is food, accommodation,
recreation and finances.
"And, finally, when these are fulfilled a student
usually extends himself to the external community —
closest to the university, where he may have significant
"Our ultimate concern is to try and facilitate student
involvement — communication between we, the executive
and the students and vise versa. In essence, this is the
principle of democracy, although it is not usually that
Hodge explained that the reason for the delay in
introducing the new constitution is that, in the 15 months
of reorganizing, revamping, and cleaning up the structure,
council has not agreed on all the changes.
Even so, the executive has advanced to the stage of
drafting the constitution and has spent six hours reviewing
it with lawyers.
The fact that there is disagreement over the new
constitution within the existing executive is obvious.
Ombudsman Hamish Earle feels that a survey taken
last year to establish the priorities students feel should be
reflected in a new constitution demonstrated that the
executive and the students are not completely of the same
Earle said 60 per cent of these students who
completed the questionnaire felt that the AMS was a body
of total student involvement. Six per cent felt that the
society should not be political.
He said their most important concerns were
additional academic facilities, operation of SUB, and the
publishing of The Ubyssey.
Said Hodge: "Originally the new constitution was to
go to council Oct. 1, but events in the last month like the
Jericho Hostel transients, the resignation of external
affairs officer John Zoazimy, and the fact that the
number of students involved in constitutional work has:
dwindled lhave retarded the process.
"Another hindrance, and one that I agree with, is that
council does not want to get hung up discussing structure
when there are more relevant issues to be considered.
"A referendum on the new constitution will be held
at the general meeting in January," Hodge said. "For
voting purposes, the new structure will be
compartmentalized into ten parts according to their
degree of controversy."
Liquor at Ponderosa
The university food services committee has applied
for a liquor license for the Ponderosa, it was learned
The application is for a temporary banquet license
which would permit the Ponderosa to serve beer and wine
with meals once a week. Page 4
Tuesday, November 10, 1970
UBC for sale
The proposal to build a luxury hotel and
convention centre on frat row is sounding more
ominous as details continue to leak out.
We now have learned that the proposal is more
than just an idle developer's pipe dream. Sketches, and
perhaps blueprints, have already been drawn and
investors have been approached.
The UBC board of governors has been informed of
the project and the developers have already been in
contact with the provincial government, which has the
final power to approve or reject the scheme.
While all of this was going on, no one thought to
tell the university community or residents of the
endowment lands a thing about it.
Apparently, the idea was for us all to wake up one
morning and find construction underway.
The provincial government, its eyes lighting up at
the thought of increased tax revenue, seems destined to
pass the necessary rezoning order that will permit the
developers to go ahead with the scheme.
The board of governors, although it has no official
power in this case, could use some of its influence to
stop the development, but seems to be quite willing to
play along.
So in a couple of years students trudging to class
from C lot will be able to watch travellers pulling up to
the hotel and their $50 a day suites.
Sorry gang, but that isn't exactly what people
mean when they talk about university involvement with
the community.
As a hotel site, we're sure frat row is the answer to
a developer's prayers (whatever it is a developer prays
to). Guests could enjoy the scenery in a relatively quiet
setting. For local color, they could while away their
days watching the weird rites of the natives (us).
The hotel-convention centre plan is obviously a
first step in a general process of development.
Everything that is left of the university endowment lands
is being eyed for similar expensive, exclusive commercial
The result will be to surround the university with
an even greater middle-class shell, isolating it further
from the outside world.
If the endowment lands must be developed, there
are enough worthwhile uses,; (such as low-cost housing)
they can be put to. Another luxury hotel is the last
thing we need.
Besides, with hotels, convention centres and neon
signs all around us, it will be a bit like going to
university in Las Vegas or Miami Beach.
Editor, The Ubyssey, Sir:
It does not surprise me that the
zoology department voted to
uphold the decision of the
promotion committee and give
Robin Harger a terminal
appointment. On the other hand,
that 34 per cent of its members
voted no confidence in the
promotion committee does
surprise me.
The open hearing by zoology
to consider Harger's appeal was
admirable. However, there is an
important difference between
decisions based upon open
discussion and decisions which are
being reversed by open discussion.
The first allows consideration on
the merits of the case. The second
is contaminated with feelings of
loyalties to members of the
promotion committee who acted
in good faith and loyalty to the
image of the department. The
latter approach precludes due
consideration of the case.
Yes, I am surprised the vote
was    34    per    cent   supporting
Harger. Under the circumstances,
it may even represent a majority.
Assistant Professor,
Food fad
Editor, The Ubyssey, Sir:
Re Sandra Lundy's letter
(Ubyssey, Nov. 6) about my
husband, Art Smolensky,
purchasing ground filet in
Have you ever had a tooth-ache
dear Sandy, one that was so
painful and swelled your face so
badly you were reduced to eating
baby food? Let me put it another
way. Have you tasted baby food
Believe me after a few days of
it all you are ready to pay almost
any price for protein. Yes dear
Sandy you eavesdropped
correctly. Your employer, the UBC
information office, should be
proud of you. Art did buy some
ground filet, for me.
It's exorbitant isn't it? But it is
also the most tender meat he
could find. Even then I had to eat
it raw because cooking it would
make it too grainy and impossible
to swallow whole.
Thank you for your concern
over our budget. It is
heartwarming to know that
somewhere in this cold world
there is someone who cares.
Don't worry though.
Considering that I hadn't had any
meat, nor much of anything else
for several days to avoid the pain
of eating, I can assure you that
the expense did not hurt our
budget a bit.
As a matter of fact were it not
for the dentist fees (yes the tooth
will have to come out as soon as
the infection is over) we probably
would have saved money. I
strongly recommend it to you if
you are looking for an effective
diet. It might be a bit painful, but
then as the French say: II faut
souffrir pour etre belle.
I was puzzled by your reasons
for writing such a letter Sandy.
You mention the "great soft drink
controversy". Could it be that
food services has been hit in a weak,
spot and that in doing your job of
protecting its image you can only
resort to personal attacks. Pretty
poor tactics if you want to ask
May I point out that a single
serving of ground fillet comes out
cheaper than most of food services'
servings of meat or fish.
Grad. Studies 7
r/vf nrsstf
Published Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the university
year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of B.C.
Editorial opinions are those of the writer and not of the AMS or
the university administration. Member, Canadian University Press.
Founding member. Pacific Student Press. The Ubyssey publishes
Page Friday, a weekly commentary and review. The Ubyssey's
editorial offices are located in room 241K of the Student Union
Building. Editor, 228-2301; city editor, 228-2305; news editor,
228-2307; Page Friday, 228-2309; sports, 228-2308; advertising,
NOVEMBER 10, 1970
Editor: Nate Smith
News Maurice Bridge
City     Robin Burgess
Ginny Gait
Wire     John Andersen
Managing     Bruce Curtis
Sports Scott McCloy
Associate John Twigg
Ass't News     Jennifer Jordan
_._  . Leslie Plommer
Photo   . . . i David Enns
_ ._,                        David Bowerman
Page Friday Tim Wilson
it was Last Straw Monday in the
northeast corner. Mike Sasges lured the
entire UBC traffic patrols squad into
the office and the staff never looked
back. Leslie Plommer and Dick Betts
bound the campus cops' hands and feet
and stuffed newsprint in their mouths.
Elaine Tarzwell and Josephine Margolis
took turns rolling them around the
floor, while Shane McCune and
Bernard Bischoff disembowelled that
fleet of blue meanies.
Judy McLeod and Janet Madeisky
played psychedelic soccer with a
flashing red light, while Nettie Wild
stood dispassionately by taking it ail
down and recording their names.
Others, notably Thorn Wescott, Jinny
Ladner, Jan O'Brien, Christine
Krawczyk, Paul Knox, Sharon Boylan,
Ken Lassessen and Sandy Kass, just
stomped all over them.
Taking posterity pictures of the
sepia-uniformed gendarmes were Dave
Blair and Kevan Perrins. Wayne Burns
captured the whole grisly incident on
canvas. Don Gardner and Keith
Dunbar, referees extraordinaire, looked
the other way.
Put that in your little orange
flashlights and stuff it, you guys. ffe'tfsii. «
Tuesday, November 10, 1970
Page 5
Housing head says hotel
will ruin residence plan
from page One
hotel plan, Bibbs said.
Les Rohringer, • director of housing
administration, said Sunday he thinks it would be
"tragic" if the hotel plan is allowed to go through.
Rohringer's interest is in the wireless site, a new
student residence currently under construction on
the north side of SUB.
Because of the government policy in which
university services such as housing, food and the
bookstore must be self-supporting and
self-subsidizing, the first phase of the wireless must
generate about $300,000 annually over a period of
50 years in order to pay for itself.
This money, Rohringer said, is to be generated
from conventions run in conjunction with SUB
"There's no way 1 can compete with a hotel in
that (the frat row) location," Rohringer said.
He said housing is in the convention business
for four months out of the year in order to finance
itself and maintain a lower student rent.
If the hotel is built, it will pull the carpet out
from under the wireless and ruin current housing
plans, he said.
"If this happens, UBC will have to pick up the
tab for wireless."
Rohringer said it is important that financing for
the first stage of the wireless go as planned
because the first stage will only compensate for the
loss of Fort Camp and St. Mark's residence space.
He said the second phase should be done by
1972 or 1973, to provide additional room for
If the hotel goes through it will "pull the plug
' out on the wireless," he said.
Rohringer said he planned to write to
administration president Walter Gage on Monday
expressing his concern over the hotel development.
He said both he and the board of governors had
stuck their necks out over the convention-based
financing scheme for the wireless, but a luxury hotel
fixin1   to
There is one section of Camp Pendleton
reserved for men on their way to Viet Nam, It has
all the charm of a slaughterhouse stockyard.
The whole process of staging, the military term
for shipping men into a combat zone, can only be
compared to herding cattle.
All over the staging area are herds of men
waiting — waiting in front of mess halls for meals,
in front of dispensaries for shots, in front of dental
clinics for fluoride treatments, in front of supply
buildings for equipment issue, in front of their
barracks just for practice.
It takes about three weeks to ready a group of
men for shipment. About half that time is taken
up with administrative details; health records, wills,
record book audits and the inevitable ten per cent
who figure they have an excuse for not going.
The rest of the time is used for field training,
both reviewing basic training and special training in
the particular type of combat the men are headed
Camp Pendleton's staging battalion has two
"booby trap trails" to prepare men for Viet Nam's
own brand of mine warfare and a complete "VC
village" where men are given the basics in raiding a
village to round up Viet Cong.
It is at this stage that the "gook" line is really
pushed. It consists mainly of "personal" stories of
VC and Peoples' Army of North Viet Nam
Most of these stories consist of the usual
situation of the man who is lost and is found later
-wired to a tree, skinned, castrated with his testicles
sewn inside his mouth, burnt and dismembered and
anything else the teller can think of.
I   never saw or heard of anything like  that
with full facilities would undermine this plan.
The anonymous contractor however, said he
didn't think the hotel would damage wireless
chances of drawing the convention trade.
Not everyone can afford to stay in a $50 a
night hotel, and hotel advertising will draw people
to the campus who might then move over to the
wireless, he claimed.
The one fraternity of the three involved known
to be in good financial shape is Beta Theta Pi.
A member of the Betas' alumni board of
directors, Byron Hender, said Monday that the
board was "unofficially approached" about the
hotel approximately four months ago.
He said board members had been contacted by
J. E. Smith Realty which claims to be acting as
agent for the developer.
Hender said since that initial contact, the board
has heard nothing more of the scheme, although the
realtor claims he has been in continual contact with
the three frats.
Hender said the Betas are not going out of their
way to investigate the scheme because they are in
good financial condition and are happy with their
present location.
The other two fraternities involved are thought
to be in somewhat shakier financial shape, and
somewhat more eager to make a deal on their land.
Civic politics will be the topic of a debate in the
SUB ballroom Thursday noon.
Speakers will include mayoralty candidates Bill
Gibson and Bill Rathie and aid. Harry Rankin.
A small admission fee will be charged for the
debate, which is sponsored by the "drop in the
bucket" campaign.
actually happening. It may happen, but not to the
extent the racists at Camp Pendleton claim in their
attempts to breed hatred.
I have no proof that this gookism is official
policy and I don't want to imply that it is. But I can
definitely state that the authorities know about it
and have never tried to stop it.
Sometime during the second week of staging
each group gets its flight time. This flight date is the
day and time that the group's plane will actually
leave for Viet Nam.
Our flight date was 2 a.m., Feb. 4, 1969.
Early on the morning of Feb. 3 we trimmed our
baggage down to the 63 pound maximum and sent
the rest of our things home. After that we sat
around waiting for 5 p.m.
At 5 that afternoon the busses came. They
warned us about yelling out the windows, sticking
signs on the bus, and giving passing motorists the
finger. Then they called the roll one last time and
we got on the busses.
The bus ride to Norton Air Force Base lasted
about four hours. When we got there we were
escorted into the departure area of the terminal and
told to wait.
The atmosphere in that terminal cannot be
described. There were about 300 men there waiting
for various flights, all of them eventually headed
for Viet Nam.
Some had been there before and knew what to
expect. Most of them were only 18 or 19, had never
been outside the United States and could only
imagine what the next day, the next week, the next
year would be like.
A few of the ones who lived or had relatives in
Los Angeles were brave enough to call them and ask
them to come out to the terminal. They formed
tight, sad knots in the sea of lost people.
Two a.m. finally arrived and they called our
flight. We filed out of the terminal and across the
tarmac to the waiting Pan-Am 707.
The first step onto the ladder was the longest
step any of us had ever taken.
Each one of us was thinking the same thing,
"Will I ever walk on American ground again?"
I know that sounds cliche and sickly romantic,
but there's not too much else you can think of at a
time like that.
1971 Graduating Class
This year the grad photos are being handled by Candid
Photography. The 1971 Grad Class Executive is
confident that the best portraits are being taken for the
lowest cost to the graduating student. Have your's taken
early!   Phone 732-7446
To Protect or Destroy
Hear Mr. Wayne Campbell
Curator UBC Vertebrate Museum
Slide Show and Mounted Specimens
Thursday Nov. 12 12:30     SUB 211
Clubs in
DANCE  to  the  sounds  of
The  atmosphere of the
Roaring   20's
DANCE to the updated music
Contemporary elegance for a
quiet   mood   .   .   .   with
* Early   Evening  Entertainment
4 p.m.  to 9 p.m.
Molts, thru Thurs.
752 THURL0W ST. 683-7306
Unusual opportunity for student with capital looking for
immediate investment plus summer employment in 1971.
Employment — log salvage contract work — Lake Williston
area. Max. capital $5,000 secured by chattel mortgage.
Attractive interest. Prefer student, mid twenties or older,
experience in logging, commerce or law. Please write stating
age, experience and phone number (available time) to
No. 32-845 Hornby St., Vancouver
Management Consultants
who want the best
shop at
* Wet Suits I Tf)
* Tanks Llli-
* Regulators
* Spear Guns  •
* Complete Line of
Diving Accessories
2745 W. 4th    738-6929
REGISTER AT: UBC Tutoring Centre
we'll find some help for you
SUB 100B (across from info desk)
12-2 p.m. Weekdays - 228-4583
An Alumni Assoc, project in co-operation
with the AMS (academics) Page 6
Tuesday, November 10, 1970
Arts course unions draw blank this year
Does anyone really care
whether course unions exist? It
doesn't seem so.
Meetings called to organize
course unions within the arts
undergraduate society have, so
far, drawn as many as eight
interested students. Any attempts
that were underway are at a
The main reason for the apathy
thus far appears to be inadequate
publicity. Both the meetings and
the purposes and advantages of
having individual unions within
each department have remained a
well-guarded secret to most
Yet course unions, or on a
wider scale department unions
including faculty as well as
students, could provide a great
many services and advantages to
Take     the     Asian    Studies
department — the only arts
department which has come close
to forming a union.
Asian Studies students have set
up a reading room for
undergraduates and a lounge
where people in the department
can go to rap, about the course -
or anything.
The political science union is
an example of a course union that
just can't seem to get off the
Unreadable campus signs cost
$127,000, says consultant
Have you noticed people
walking around campus with their
heads bent to one side?
They've probably been reading
the new signs that have been
springing up all over campus.
While most people appreciate
the signs, it is very difficult to
read the horizontal lettering on
the vertical posts.
One grad student said:
"They're great except they're a
bag of shit to read."
Alma Mater Society
ombudsman Hamish Earle said
they are signs for moving traffic
and need to be recognized
"It appears that the function
has been sacrificed to design," he
The street signs are part of a
plan to provide an information
system, which will also include
place names and maps.
The Toronto firm hired to
design the system, Paul Arthur
and Associates Ltd., said while the
system is designed primarily for
the visitor it can be expected to
yield still another benefit? "the
essential simplicity and
homogenity of design will help to
unify all the visual aspects of the
UBC campus."
Jim Banham, of the UBC
information office said Monday
the pillars will be keyed into a
series of maps which may be up
later this week or early next.
Allan Roger and Peter Allard,
both law 3, told The Ubyssey that
during the summer plywood signs
were put up on campus but were
later replaced by the cedar posts
presently being used.
When physical plant was asked
why the change, they replied it
was an experiment — a trial run to
see how the lettering fit the sign,
said Roger and Allard.
"For this they put up signs all
over campus and then took them
down" they said in a letter.
"It strikes us a bit like an
architect building a full scale
model of his building to see if it
fits the lot."
J. A. Kamburoff, of physical
plant, said: "Right now I don't
know of any use for the original
When questioned further on
the cost of the experiment and
the entire information system he
replied, "I don't want to talk
about it."
This seemed to be the general
consensus of the physical plant
A. W. Slipper, assistant director
of design and planning, said the
correct procedure used to receive
this information was through the
UBC information office.
The information office had
been contacted earlier and said
they could not get the
"I don't know why they won't
release the figure and I don't
know of any way of prying it out
of them," said Banham.
He said the money for the
system was allocated out of the
university's  capital  fund budget
Blind confused
by new construction
If you are confused by
constantly changing detours
caused by physical plant's
reconstruction of the campus
imagine the complications if you
were blind.
The reconstruction has created
problems for UBC's blind students
who must find alternate routes on
their own.
Physical plant is easing the
situation by notifying the blind
students and their instructors in
advance of the detours.
With 36 people, UBC has the
largest number of blind students
in Canada. The students are
taught the road and traffic
patterns on campus by a member
of the Canadian Institute for the
Paul Theile, head of the Crane
Library for the Blind in Brock,
said that the CNIB should
consider giving the blind students
more comprehensive travel
"This would eliminate the
problems caused by
reconstruction," he said.
Crane Library is the most
comprehensive academic library
for the blind in Canada. The only
academic library in Vancouver for
university students, it is run with
the help of a part-time assistant
and 102 volunteers.
These volunteers read required
texts to the blind students, or
read onto tapes in any one of
three reading studios.
More volunteers are always
welcome. Anyone wishing to
volunteer for reading should see
Paul Theile at the Crane Library.
from the annual provincial capital
According to the designer's
report the probable cost of the
signs, when installed, is $127,000.
Roger and Allard, referring to
the trial run said, "It is just such
wasteful spending as this which
enables our premier to point and
declare, 'See. Why should we give
you more funds when you
obviously can't manage what you
have been given'."
"In this instance we would
have to agree with such a
As far as Bo Macaraky and
several other political science
students are concerned there's no
shortage     of    objectives     that
students    could    work   towards
within a political science union.
First of all they would like to
incorporate a course about the
university into the curriculum,
said Macaraky.
"Would you rather take three
five unit courses than five three
unit courses in order to involve
yourself more thoroughly in
certain areas?" he said.
Some aims are, more individual
freedom for students within a
course to study what they are
interested in rather than just
doing assignments given out by
professors, and a change in most
classes from a lecture system to
more of a seminar atmosphere.
Finally, said Macaraky, they
would have their union appoint
student representatives. These
reps would receive student
grievances and act as go-betweens
between students and their profs
to insure personality conflicts
don't interfere with the issues.
Political science has held two
meetings so far in the hope of
forming a co-ordinating
committee of the faculty and a
union    executive.    But    those
present felt that the turn-out has
not been sufficient to be
representative of the department.
Don Palmer, arts
undergraduate society president is
an enthusiastic supporter of
course unions. He feels a major
focus of these unions should be to
work for lounges and study areas
for each department.
Many students have no
direction, no physical
environment to keep them
together, said Palmer.
"Department unions have the
best potential for involving each
student in the decisions of the
university  community,"  he said.
Where profs in a department
can communicate by walking
down the hall and knocking on a
colleague's door, the physical
environment of students is quite
divisive, he said.
Arts students have general
study areas only in Brock Hall,
and the Library, where they are
unable to converse with other
"With majors and honors
reading rooms and common areas
together, a physical environment
would be created which would
facilitate effective communication
between students and faculty and
among the students themselves,"
Palmer said.
Just One Block from Campus
in the Village
Eat In — Take Out
We Now Have Delivery Service
Open Every Day 4:30-11:00 p.m.
5732 University Blvd. 224-6121
HeiroiiYimis mERKIN]
md find true happiness £
a SUB FILM SOC presentation
Students 50c - Others 75c
Heironvmus mERKIN
and find true happiness j
7:00 & 9:30
Sunday, Nov. 15 — 7:00
The University of British Columbia
Twelfth Night
November 13 - 25
Directed by John Brockington
(available for all performances)
Tuesday, November 17 — 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 19-12:30 p.m
Tickets: The Frederic   Wood Theatre, Rm. 207
These pages are written in Montreal in the midst of a whirlpool of events whose final solution one can only begin to glimpse. This is not an explanation of the grievances of Quebec—that must come later, and some even
think it's already too late for that, years too late.
This special preliminary report has been prepared by the staff of Last Post magazine, working with journalists
in Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec City, whose examination of events, and their treatment in the English press
outside Quebec, has given them the profound conviction that too much has not been told, and too many questions have failed to be raised in the explosion of events.
It is our aim—those at the Last Post and those of us in the papers and broadcast media who have joined the
Last Post in this effort—to raise questions about the motives of men in power in the cataclysmic days of October, perhaps not to answer many of them, but to begin the urgently needed examination of what some have
already begun to call:
The Santo Domingo of
Pierre Elliott Trudeau
In the peak of the hysteria about "apprehended insurrections", "coups", and "armed uprisings" that was being
cried from Ottawa, one reporter remarked, in the wry
wit that sometimes comes out of frightening events, that
"This is the first time in this country we've had a counterrevolution before having had a revolution."
The remark won't stand in stead of cold analysis, but it
has a grain of truth in it, and at least it underscores some of
the unreality of the events that exploded on the cool morning
of Monday, October 5.
It had been a singularly quiet year in Montreal, which has
been accustomed over the last few years to rushing mass demonstrations in the streets, gunfights at the Murray Hill garages, police strikes, student strikes and occupations.
The most significant political event was the April 29 election,
in which the liberal-separatist Parti Quebecois of Rene Levesque won one quarter of the popular vote and a tenth of the
National Assembly's seats. But that had been an electoral battle, fought in the ballot box. The streets have been quiet, relatively. The largest demonstration this spring in eastern Canada had been in Toronto at the American consulate after the
invasion of Cambodia, and nothing approaching it occurred
in Montreal.
Much of the organized left was in disarray, the rest of it was
either working in the Parti Quebecois or working with citizens'
committees. The rise of the citizens' committees, which reflected the left's shedding its student image and working in
clinics and with labor unions reflected a very peaceful form
of political activity.
Quebec's novice Liberal premier, Robert Bourassa, hopped
down to the U.S. to make his first major plea for American
investment and for loans—a reflection of his assessment that
things were cool and that investors would be more prepared
to shell out in the apparent climate of stability in the province.
In Ottawa, Prime Minister Trudeau delivered a glowing
Throne speech at the opening of parliament, expressing his
confidence in the state of Canadian confederation.
Parliament was gearing for its first major debate on the
most immediate critical issue—pollution.
Then, the whole balloon began to burst.
In the early morning of Monday, October 5, James Cross
was kidnapped, whisked away from his home on wealthy
Redpath Crescent by four men in a cab. Hours later, the police announced that it had received, via a popular French radio station, a communique from a group that claimed to be a
cell of the FLQ, and that James Cross would only be released
if the government released 23 men jailed for terrorist and
other activities, read the FLQ's manifesto on the crown's tele
vision network, delivered $500,000 in gold bars, released the
identification of an informer who had turned some previous
FLQ men in, and rehired the Lapalme postal delivery men
whom the government fired for striking.
The government, in a series of statements that culminated
the following Saturday with the televised speech of Quebec's
Justice Minister Jerome Choquette, said "no".
Within half an hour of Choquette's speech (too soon for it
to be a response to his speech), Pierre Laporte, the Labor Minister of the Quebec Government, and Bourassa's number two
man, if not the strongman of the Liberal government, was kidnapped by four other men outside his home in suburban Montreal.
The confusion in government circles in Ottawa and Quebec-
City following this resulted on Thursday, Oct. 15, in the entry into Montreal of 7,500 federal troops armed to the teeth,
reportedly to "aid the police" by guarding principal buildings
and people. The troops were later called into Ottawa's exclusive Rockcliffe Park section to guard members of parliament
and cabinet ministers.
On Oct. 16, at 4 o'clock in the morning the Trudeau government invoked the War Measures Act, the most powerful document at its disposal, giving it next to dictatorial powers.
On Saturday night, following a curious set of events no one
has yet been able to explain, the body of Pierre Laporte was
found by the police in the trunk of a car near the St. Hubert
air force base in suburban Montreal.
A nation's hysteria is unleashed.
Suddenly we are back where we were five years ago. A cold
civil war is being fought along national and linguistic grounds.
The country is polarized, but not on social issues, on issues of
language and race.
The political life of this country is never going to be the
same. Quebec is never going to be the same.
What happened to' so disturb the calm of a listless October
and so hurl a nation into a tortured vortex of political explosions, so violent a shift of the forces in this country, so sudden
an alteration of the stakes of the political game? Who wins,
who loses?
What happened between October 5, and today?
Who was making what decisions?
What were their strategies?
What may be the fruits of their strategies?
Was it a hunt for kidnappers and terrorists, a hunt that
went wild, or were there more basic, long-term motives that
directed the men in power over the first four weeks?
With an urgency that cannot be underestimated, we must
begin to piece together the beginnings of answers to these
questions. Photo: Dave Clark
The plot
Of all the strange answers that have blown in the October wind, none has been stranger than the coup
d'etat that never took place. This supposed plot—or
these plots, for the exact details depend on which
government spokesman you happen to be listening to—has
been referred to again and again since October 16, and it is
worth examining closely.
The most recent version of the conspiracy theory is that of
Defence Minister Donald MacDonald.
According to MacDonald, we are on a "revolutionary timetable", and the kidnappings are part of a "well-known revolutionary formula." In a CTV interview, October 25 he said that
"on the whole, you had a pattern of incidents here which, given the revolutionary ideology we're talking about, in other
situations and in other countries has escalated itself up into
a state of disorder in which it will be virtually impossible to
carry on the normal processes of government and which
would provide, if you like, a situation ripe for revolutionary
Another important characteristic of the FLQ is "the fact
that they're not organized. If in fact there had been a highly
structured organization it would have been even easier for the
police to break."
On October 15, however, Montreal police chief Marcel St-
Aubin, said he was having difficulty investigating the FLQ because of "the internal organization of the movement, as it is
divided into numerous small cells." It was St-Aubin's statement, along with covering letters from Mayor Drapeau and
Premier Bourassa, that was used in the House of Commons the
next day to justify the invocation of the War Measures Act.
According to Nick Auf der Maur, a CBC Montreal broadcaster and member of the Last Post editorial co-operative
who was arrested under the Act and spent three days inside
Quebec Provincial Police cells, the police in their questioning appeared to believe that every demonstration, bombing,
and strike that had happened in Quebec in the last two years
was part of the conspiracy. He says they see the FLQ as being organized along the lines of the Mafia, and they believe
that if they could only find Comrade Big the game would be
St-Aubin said the kidnappings are "only the beginning" of
"seditious and insurrectional activities." But Bourassa the
next day said the FLQ had reached the "final stage" of its
plan. The first three stages of the plan had already been carried out: violent demonstrations, bombings, and spectacular
kidnappings, in that order. "The fourth step—the most important—is selective assassinations." The government had "every
reason to believe" the FLQ was now prepared to carry these
out. He added that "already" political leaders had received
assassination threats.
There were hints at more than this. Federal Justice Minister John Turner said October 21 that "it might not ever be possible to disclose to the public the information on which the
government made its decision."
Prime Minister Trudeau, however, said in the House October
26 that "the facts on which we did act are known to the people of Canada and indeed to this House." When Opposition
Leader Stanfield immediately pointed out the apparent discrepancy between Trudeau's statement and Turner's, the
Prime Minister said there was in fact no discrepancy. There
may be information, he said, that the public doesn't know.
But that is irrelevant, since the known information was what
the government had acted upon.
Perhaps the fullest exposition of the conspiracy theory
came from Jean Marchand, once a prominent Quebec labor
leader, and today not only the Minister of Regional Economic
Expansion in the Trudeau Cabinet, but also the man charged
with keeping an eye on his five million restless countrymen
who live in Canada's second-largest province.
"Those who are well-protected behind the Rockies or even
in the centre of Toronto don't know what is happening in Quebec right now," declared the Quebec expert in the House of
Commons a few hours after the War Measures Act had been
signed. There were conspirators who had "infiltrated all the
vital places of the province of Quebec, in all the key posts
where important decisions are taken." There were at least
two tons of dynamite, detonators and electric circuits for
setting off bombs, thousands of rifles and machine guns,
bombs. "For whoever knows the FLQ right now," said the
shuddering expert, "whoever knows this organization well
cannot do otherwise than recognize that the provincial state
of Quebec and the federal state are really in danger in Canada.
As the startled members of the House of Commons soaked
this up Marchand perorated: "If we had not acted today, and
if, in a month or a year separation had come about, I know
very well what would have been said in this House: 'What sort
of government is this? You had all that information in your
hands and you could have used emergency powers and you
did not do it. It's a government of incompetent people.' "
Just to make sure that the people who lived behind the
Rockies, well-protected from the fanatics of French Canada
knew what was going on, Marchand re-stated and even elaborated his claims on a British Columbia hot-line show a week
after the government had struck. He had a new sensation to
offer: the Front d'Action Politique (FRAP), the main opposition party in Montreal's civic election, only days away, was
a front for the FLQ. (whose membership had now shrunk to
"between 1,000 and 3,000"). There were to be explosions,
more kidnappings, perhaps assassinations on election day.
Anarchy was then to spread through the province, and after
the province the nation. Thrones were to topple as the conspiracy leap-frogged across the continent.
In the end, of course, none of this happened. And perhaps
more surprisingly, remarkably few conspirators were turned
up by police. Even with the awesome powers of the War Measures Act, with its license to search, seize and arrest on no
stronger grounds than mere suspicion, and with so many raids
that, after 2,000, even the most conscientious reporters lost
count, the police could come up with fewer than 400 captives.
And of those, they could hold onto only 150 as October closed.
Is it these 150 people then who have placed the established
order in Canada in grave danger? If so, they must indeed
■be supermen. And the police do not appear to be trying very
hard to find out. According to Auf der Maur, Robert Lemieux,
the lawyer who had acted as negotiator for the FLQ, was
questioned for a total of two minutes during the first eight
days of his imprisonment. Pierre Vallieres, a leader of the
1966 FLQ, was also questioned for two minutes in these eight
days. Charles Gagnon, another leader of the 1966 FLQ, was
not questioned at all.
On one occasion, Prime Minister Trudeau observed to a
bemused House that Kerensky too had been "pooh-poohing the
possibility of an insurrection."
Mr. Trudeau is wrong; Kerensky knew very well that there
was going to be an insurrection, and with good reason. For to
state the parallel is to see its absurdity. Was Montreal on October 16 Petrograd, where in the Putilov plant 40,000 workers were prepared to go out into the streets, and the Grenade
works had its entire work force mobilized in the Red Guards?
Or was it Moscow, brought to its knees during the final weeks
of the old order by widespread strikes?
Still the government now chose to spread scare stories a-
bout a sudden revolutionary upheaval, a notion it had repeatedly dismissed in the past. A year ago, Montreal's Drapeau administration journeyed to Ottawa for the government's investigation into the activities of the Company of
Young Canadians. Piles of captured documents were produced to demonstrate that a far-ranging comspiracy was on
the move. It was repeatedly noted at the time that, while the
documents showed lots of smoke, it was difficult to find any
fire. Beyond the well-known fact that FLQ cells existed, and
might carry out isolated, anarchistic acts, the rest was vapor.
The Drapeau administration's evidence was laughed out of
Two previous, abortive attempts (according to the police)
at kidnapping people in high places, including the American
consul-general in Montreal, had been taken with equanimity.
And so, indeed, had the kidnapping of James Cross: there had
been no indication in the first week of the crisis that upholders
of the status quo had better nerve themselves for the crunch.
Nor did even the second kidnapping, that of Pierre Laporte,
bring about sudden fears of insurrection. Why then did the
government choose to unleash the vast conspiracy theory on
October 16? Why did it give credence to a picture of t
FLQ that could not be believed by anyone who had any kno
ledge of the situation in Quebec, that it could not haveil
lieved itself, but that might conceivably be widely believ
in English Canada since the government and the police are t
only sources of information?
One clue comes from Jean Marchand's Vancouver int<
view, for it contains more than the accusations that made t
headlines (reaction to his statement about FRAP was so~<
verse that Prime Minister Trudeau had to dissociate hi
self from it the next day, and Marchand himself had to ba
off). Marchand made some other statements in that intervi'
that, in the long term, may be a lot more significant. Havi
averred that there are between 1,000 and 3,000 members of t
FLQ, Marchand says:
"Now all members of the FLQ are not terrorists. But tht
are enough to create a lot of trouble and a lot of killing a
this is what we are trying to prevent."
Not all FLQ members are terrorists!
Then what are they?
Who is the FLQ?
Or more to the point: Who isn't?
If not all members of the FLQ are carrying arms, planni
assassinations and stashing bombs, what are they doing? (
ganizing in the labor unions, perhaps. Organizing demonst
tions, or working with FRAP and the Parti Quebecois.
Maybe if you're a leftist or a Pequiste, you're in effect FL
The net is suddenly a little wider, and out for more fish, ih
we have been led to believe from the impression that I
government was just hunting two or three kidnapping cells
Is Marchand saying that the FLQ is everyone who is wo
ing for a socialist or independent Quebec?
Let's follow more of Marchand's interesting analysis.
He says: "How in a society like ours can such a movem
like the FLQ flourish. You knew a year ago, two years ;
or even five years ago that there were FLQ members. But
long as they do not recourse to violence, under whichj
can you do anything?"
None, Mr. Marchand. If they do not resort to violence tl
are not violating the Criminal Code. But perhaps exactly w!
Marchand is saying is that we need laws by which the gove
ment can arrest and prosecute those that follow their politi
aims even by peaceful means. This seems incredible, so le
follow what he said further:
He makes the point that "it is not the individual a*t
we are worried about now. It's this vast organization suppor
by other bona fide organizations who are supporting, indin
ly at least, the FLQ."
Mr. Marchand is not worried about the kidnappers*
seems to be saying, but about the people who "do not recou
to violence." People—it's now a "vast organization'Vwho i
supported by bona fide groups.
What are these people doing? Where are they?
Marchand refers to "many important institutions in Quetx
that have been "infiltrated" by this strange breed of nori-\
lent FLQers.
If there are so many people, in so many areas and inst:
tions, it's going to be pretty hard to ferret them out. Bs
cially if they lack the decency to commit a criminal act i
facilitate the government's job of destroying them.
And so we come to the most distressing statement of
and Marchand states the aims of the government bluntly.
"Well, if it had been an isolated case of kidnapping I do
think we would have been justified in invoking the War Me
ures Act because there the Criminal Code would have b<
enough to try and get those men and punish them. But th
is a whole organization and we have no instrument, no inst
ment to get those people and question them." a
Let's summarize the implications of Marchand's logic.
There is a vast conspiracy of people numbering from 1,
to 3,000.
They are not all terrorists, in fact some hold highly resp
table and critical positions, and some have the protection
other bona fide groups.
They must be rooted out.
The Criminal Code permits us to root out kidnappers i
killers, but not people who commit no crimes.
Therefore we need an "instrument" by which we can,
after these people who commit no crimes, and it's not sim;
a question of kidnappers.
Is the Trudeau government seeking a circumvention of
laws of this country in order to launch a hunt that extend?
to the highest reaches of Quebec, into the most respect
bona fide groups, in order to ferret out these dangerous p
Whom is the Trudeau government after?
The politics
The apprehended insurrection-coup-plot-uprising-
volt grows more ridiculous every day, and it is €
dent that it does so from statements made even
federal ministers. Certainly, as far as armed up:
ings of one to three thousand people are concerned, the
vernment never believed its own case. It allowed and enco
aged the story to spread in order to use it as currency to I
time and public support to keep the War Measures Act force.
It is possible to piece together with some certainty that
Trudeau, on the eve of implementing the emergency powers,
feared he was losing control of the situation in Quebec, of
French public opinion, to the nationalists and moderate separatists.
The Prime Minister had grounds for such fears. Contrary
to the early statements by both federal and provincial spokesmen, a significant portion of the Quebec population had not
recoiled in revulsion at the FLQ's action. Predictably radical
youth, certain labor organizations, and a startling percentage
of average citizens were reacting favorably to the content of
the FLQ's political analysis, if not to their modus operandi.
But even while most of the sympathetic repudiated the acts
themselves, the FLQ's highwayman elan and the governments'
inept responses left many Quebecois inwardly pleased.
That much can be established. Whether Trudeau thought
the strange events in Quebec were bringing the province as
close as it had ever come to separating, however, can only be
speculated right now.
What is very probable is that, as hints in the Marchand interview might suggest, Trudeau at least saw the opportunity
to move decisively against the separatist-nationalist tide in
Quebec and set it back for years, if not stem it forever.
One of the most significant statements of the motives of the
Trudeau government, and the steps by which it arrived at
making the drastic move on October 16, is to be found in a
column by Toronto Star Ottawa editor Anthony Westell appearing the day after the Act was invoked. Westell, a longtime Ottawa columnist formerly with the Globe and Mail, has
extremely good sources inside the Liberal cabinet, and, along
with Toronto Star editor Peter Newman, is one of the three
or four most important Liberal Party intimates in the national press gallery.
Writing under the heading "The Agony Behind Trudeau's
Decision", Westell examined the basic premises on which
Trudeau approaches the current situation in Quebec:
"The answer begins with Trudeau's analysis of the rise of
separatism in the past five years. The decline and fall of the
Lesage Liberal government, he believes, left a power vacuum
which Union Nationale premier Daniel Johnson did not fill because he never took a firfh position for federalism. Rene Levesque left the Liberals to lead the Parti Quebecois into the
void, and win almost a quarter of the votes in the election
this year."
The Trudeau administration's entire strategy toward Quebec is to make sure that the vacuum of social contradictions
and frustrations is never left as open territory to the separatists, and particularly to Rene Levesque. The Trudeau government fell over backwards pumping money and organizational talent into the election campaign of new Liberal leader
Robert Bourassa, scarcely concealing the influx of everything from top advisers to Trudeau's personal hairdresser to
Bourassa's side. The province was saturated with a well-
jiled campaign that reeked of money, and no one had any
doubts that much, if not most of it, came from the federal
When the FLQ struck. Westell reports, "Trudeau's instinct
was to refuse negotiations or concessions to the terrorists.
Nor were there any doves in the federal cabinet."
But he stresses that "...Trudeau grew increasingly concerned at the threat to Bourassa's fledgling and inexperienced government posed by the new terrorism."
Initially, the threat came from one specific source—the
vacillation of the Quebec cabinet in the face of Laporte's kidnapping five days after Cross's abduction.-
Trudeau's strategy of strength depended on Bourassa e-
merging as the strongman, the pillar of fortitude around
which Quebec could rally, the dam that could keep the flood-
tides of nationalist and separatist feeling from moving into
that dangerous political vacuum of which Westell spoke.
"But with the kidnapping of Quebec Labor Minister Pierre
Laporte, the crisis changed and deepened. It became at once
a terrible question striking deep into the hearts and consciences of Bourassa's own ministers. Many Quebec Liberals
owe more friendship to Laporte than to Bourassa, a relative
newcomer. In the cabinet pressing around the young minister
at the moment of crisis, there were agonized men who
wanted nothing more than to save their colleague.
"The pressure on Bourassa was enormous. The danger last
weekend that he would cave in, opening a disastrous new
power vacuum, seemed terribly real."
It has been reliably reported by several journalists, and
Westell carries the information, that Trudeau spent hours on
the phone at his Harrington Lake summer home encouraging
the premier to hold fast.
Marc Lalonde, one of Trudeau's top advisors, is believed
to have rushed to Quebec City to buttress the premier at this
juncture, when, according to several reports, Bourassa's
cabinet was on the verge of crumbling.
The leadership of the crisis, which had appeared to come
largely from Quebec with Trudeau in the background making
sure things went as he wanted them to, suddenly began to
revert to Ottawa.
Here the crux of the entire crisis developed.
It centres around the way public opinion in Quebec was reacting to the kidnapping. Trudeau made at least one tactical
error, and one massive political blunder. Those mistakes
proved to be the factors destroying his strategy.
Pierre Desrosiers suggests in the weekly Montreal paper
Quebec-Presse an interpretation that has also been voiced by
Parti Quebecois economic expert Jacques Parizeau, and
backed up by some reporters in Ottawa. It is this:
Trudeau s initial tactic had been to remain firm, in an effort
to force the FLQ's hand. They might have killed Cross: Desrosiers and Parizeau suggest Trudeau was prepared to let
that happen, betting public opinion would swing to him out of
revulsion. But instead, the FLQ upped the ante. It kidnapped Pierre Laporte. Trudeau's tactic to back the FLQ into a
corner had failed.
This unexpected response to Trudeau's immediate strategy, however, would only have been a temporary tactical
setback, if Trudeau had not made one critical political error
of judgement. He totally misread the climate of public opinion
in Quebec.
Westell himself makes this point:
"Another minister feared that after the first' shock and
outrage at the kidnappings, Quebec opinion was being won
around to the rationalization that while violence may be
wrong, the terrorists were somehow glamorous patriots
fighting a noble cause—the same sort of shift of opinion that
happened after Charles de Gaulle's 'Vive le Quebec Libre'
speech in 1967.
"A backbencher close to Trudeau expressed much the
same fear more precisely," Westell states, "when he said
that the Quebec media—television, radio, newspapers— were
heavily infiltrated by FLQ propagandists and suggested
drastic action would be necessary to eventually deal with
the problem." By "FLQ propagandists", of course, the
backbencher meant journalists who were expressing the
sympathy felt by many in Quebec for the goals and principles
expressed in the FLQ manifesto.
"A Montreal MP, on the other hand," Westell continues,
"told the Liberal caucus Wednesday that the FLQ was appealing dangerously well to real grievances among French
Canadians, and that it would not stand for repression."
We have confirmed that this "Montreal MP" was Marcel
Prud'homme, who was taken aback when he took a poll in
his constituency and found that the vast majority of the
young supported what the FLQ did, and that the older constituents violently condemned the tactic but frequently expressed some sympathy for the content of the manifesto.
Prud'homme communicated these facts to an emergency
caucus meeting.
Trudeau himself let slip in the Commons a thought
that had been more and more in his mind by now: the media
were playing into the hands of the FLQ by giving them too
much publicity.
The government was so frazzled by this PR problem that,
while the cabinet was planning the emergency regulations,
it actually considered press censorship, of which Trudeau was
the leading advocate.
Trudeau's aides had initially tried to suppress the publica
tion of the FLQ manifesto in the Quebec papers, one of them
arguing for an hour with the editor of the National Union paper Montreal Matin, in vain, against running the text.
"As the week wore on," Westell reported in the Toronto
Star, "the question as to how to quiet the Quebec media came
more frequently into conversations around the government.
"This was because the critical battle was seen as the struggle for public opinion. Would Quebecers rally to law, order
and a strong Bourassa government, or drift towards a new
'moderate' position?"
Others arguing in support of this thesis report that Trudeau,
when he was unable to prevent the spread of the manifesto in
the Quebec press, himself ordered the CBC's French network
to broadcast the manifesto, as the FLQ had demanded. They
argue that this was a sign of Trudeau's overconfidence
that the broadcasting of the manifesto would actually cause
Quebecois to react against its 'extreme' language.
In any event, on October 8. the manifesto was broadcast
over the CBC's French network in Quebec, as demanded by
the FLQ, and subsequently published in most of the province's
major commercial newspapers. The document, broadly expressing many of Quebec's long-standing grievances, states
that the FLQ is a "response to aggression", emphasizes the
foreign exploitation of labor and resources, and voices the
need for a mass-based revolutionary upheaval. Its spirit was
one with which many Quebecois found they could identify, and
their clearly established failure to retreat in horror provided the federal government with its greatest shock.
FRAP, Montreal's union-and-citizen-based civic opposition
movement, publicly endorsed the objectives of the manifesto,
while rejecting the FLQ's tactics. It added that it could not
condemn the violence of the FLQ without condemning the
violence of the system, and its statement enumerated a long
list of labor and political conflicts. It also noted that the FLQ's
terrorism is directed not against wage workers but against
the violence of the establishment. However, FRAP said it
opted to fight with democratic means.
The executive committee of the Laurentian and Montreal
Councils of the Confederation of National Trade Unions
expressed their unequivocal support of the manifesto.
Montreal Council president Michel Chartrand (now in jail)
said the authorities were getting extremely agitated by the
possible death of two men but did not seem to be able to summon the same anxiety for thousands of people whose lives
were potentially threatened by a walkout of medical specialists.
Later he said "who's scared of the FLQ? Are the workers
terrorized by the FLQ? Are the students terrorized by the
FLQ? The only people who are afraid of the FLQ are those
who should be scared—the power elite. So who says the FLQ
is terrorizing the population?"
The union-financed weekly Quebec-Presse editorialized
that the FLQ's analysis was "exact", and that the horror
of an armed, clandestine movement should be counterpointed
to the horror of the better-armed, equally clandestine established authority.
A survey of opinions on "hot-line" programs on popular
French stations in Montreal showed that the vast majority
of callers condemned the actual acts of the FLQ, but over
50 per cent supported the spirit of the manifesto.
A CBC interviewer took a survey in front of a French Catholic church after 11 o'clock mass on Sunday, and found that
condemnation of the acts was almost universal, but that
half the people he talked to expressed sympathy for the
things said in the FLQ manifesto.
Student newspapers came out in favor of the FLQ, some
with grave reservations about the tactics, others not. At
l'Universite du Quebec, virtually the entire student body
went on strike in support of the FLQ's aims. About 30 per
cent of the faculty walked out too. At l'Universite de Montreal, 1,500 students struck and said they would go into the
community to muster backing for the FLQ's goals. Several
junior colleges and even some high schools closed down.
Only hours before the War Measures Act was brought in,
with federal troops already patrolling Montreal's streets,
about 3,000 students rallied at the Paul Sauve Arena to hear
Michel Chartrand, Pierre Vallieres, Charles Gagnon, and
the undisputed hero of the day, Robert Lemieux. Fists raised,
they chanted "FLQ.. FLQ!", just as Ottawa was preparing
to make their cry illegal.
Opposition was also coming from other, more unexpected
sources. On Wednesday, October 14, a group of French-
Canadian moderates, led by Rene Levesque and Claude
Ryan (whom no one had ever imagined as political allies)
issued an attack on Trudeau's statements, lambasted the
premier of Ontario, John Robarts, for shooting his mouth off,
and urged the government to release the 23 prisoners the FLQ
wanted transported to Cuba or Algeria. The group criticized
"certain outside attitudes.. .which add to an atmosphere that
has already taken on military overtones—(a situation) which
can be blamed on Ottawa."
It is a matter of general agreement among the Ottawa
press corps that it was this statement that tipped the balance. Trudeau realized he was losing ground in Quebec, that a
flood-tide of opposition to Ottawa was rising. With the Bourassa government shaking in the corner, a new alliance of
nationalists and liberals and separatists threatened to fill the
vacuum. In a Calgary speech on October 20, Liberal MP Patrick
Mahpney said that the statement by ten Quebec leaders
(the Ryan-Levesque statement) urging the exchange of 23
prisoners for the kidnap victims prompted the government
to invoke the War Measures Act because these statements
tended "to give leadership in the direction of eroding the
will to resist FLQ demands."
Anthony Westell confirmed the motivation:
"Only a tew weeks betore, Levesque's separatists had
been extremists on the Quebec spectrum. With the emergence of terrorism as the new extreme, the perspective changed. Suddenly Levesque was appearing "with Montreal editor
Claude Ryan, a nationalist, on a platform urging peace with
the FLQ—a new, moderate centre, as it appeared to some.
"For Trudeau, the moment for decisive action to stop the
drift in opinion was rapidly approaching."
In a democratic society, drifts of opinions are supposed to
be countered by other opinions. Opinions are legal. But the
opinions of Quebecois who did not support the FLQ but
shared some of the views the FLQ and the left have been
voicing for years were apparently not to be tolerated.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau had to suspend democracy. He could
not triumph in Quebec by moral leadership or by the reason of
his position. He had to suspend the laws of the country and
the constitutional rights of citizens to combat a drift in opinion.
On Thursday, October 15, 7,500 federal troops moved into
At four in the morning of the next day, the War Measures
Act was invoked.
The purpose
In the last week, the Trudeau government has written a
new and still more implausible chapter into this already
strange history.
This is the affair of the provisional government.
Rumors that some prominent French Canadians had planned to set up such a government just before the passage of the
War Measures Act had been circulating in Montreal police
circles for a week, but there was no public mention of it until
Sunday, October 25. Mayor Jean Drapeau, who has just swept
into a fifth term as Mayor with control of all 52 City Council
seats, referred vaguely to the danger from a "provisional
committee" that had planned to seize state power in Quebec.
The next day, the Toronto Star published a story saying the
Trudeau government had implemented the War Measures Act
because it was convinced "a plan existed to replace the Quebec government of Premier Robert Bourassa."
The story quoted "top level sources" saying ".. .a group of
influential Quebecers had set out to see whether they might
supplant the legitimately elected provincial government with
what they conceived as an interim administration having
enough moral authority to restore public order."
The Star credited the story only "from our Ottawa bureau";
there was no byline. However, the next day Toronto Telegram columnist Douglas Fisher wrote that "both the run of
rumour among reporters and the internal evidence of the style
and material in the story suggest that it was really the work
of Peter Newman, now editor-in-chief of the Toronto Daily
Star." Other sources confirm that Newman, a major Liberal
Party confidant, was in fact the author of the story.
Drapeau's story now had to be taken more seriously. In an
interview with an American reporter the same day, the mayor said "conversations had been held" by influential Quebecers of "good faith" to set up a regime. Although these men
of good faith did not intend to open the door to the FLQ, Drapeau said, they would be used by the FLQ.
Predictably, Robert Stanfield was on his feet in the Commons the next afternoon asking the Prime Minister to account
for the reports. Was this part of the unrevealed information
that had led the government to invoke the War Measures Act?
The Prime Minister said no. But he also refused to repudiate
the rumors unequivocally, saying it was not the government's
"habit to deny or confirm such reports."
Other journalists report that Newman not only went to
"top-level sources", he went to the top source of them all,
Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and that the basic outline of the story,
' at least, came from him. Other cabinet ministers and high
civil servants were only too happy to confirm the story to
their favorite reporters. There appears to be little doubt that
the story got out not only with the Liberal government's
knowledge, but with its active encouragement.
Newman's story did not name names of people involved in
the supposed provisional government plot, but it was clear
he was implicating the "influential Quebecers" who had
signed the statement of October 14 calling for an exchange
with the FLQ. Claude Ryan and Rene Levesque both denied
the report Wednesday morning, Ryan in an editorial in Le
Devoir, Levesque in his column in Le Journal de Montreal.
Ryan strongly denounced the government for playing the
game of the deliberate leak. "This is so gross," he said, "that
the more one tries to untangle it, the more it appears ridiculous and stupid. I was going to write: malicious. I am not sure
of that. Mr. Trudeau and his friends are out to get certain
dissidents: I nevertheless don't believe them capable of such
baseness. I would rat her believe that they were carried away
by panic."
The next day, a far more plausible version of what had
happened appeared in several newspapers, and has been confirmed by the Last Post's own sources. The alleged plot to
overthrow the Bourassa government was in fact, a plot to
save that government.
Just before the passage of the War Measures Act, there was
widespread concern in Quebec about the position of the Quebec government All the direction in dealing with the Cross-
Laporte kidnappings was coming from Ottawa, which was
imposing a hard line in refusing to negotiate with the FLQ.
In addition, Bourassa was facing extreme pressure from
the Drapeau-Saulnier administration in Montreal. Most of the
intelligence upon which government decisions were based
was provided by the Montreal police force and their go-between, Michel Cote, the city's chief legal counsel. Earlier in
the week, the Montreal police had arrested lawyer Robert
Lemieux and seized all his confidential legal documents, in
defiance of the provincial government. Montreal police were
operating independently of the provincial government, while
the Drapeau equipe consulted directly with Ottawa.
Bourassa was left with the feeling that he had virtually no
control over Quebec's most powerful police force, while being
faced with a Trudeau-Drapeau axis that was calling all the
Within Bourassa's own cabinet, there was considerable
support for the idea of making a deal to save Laporte, but,
reports Dominique Clift in The Montreal Star, most of the
political heavyweights—Justice Minister Jerome Choquette,
Education Minister Guy Saint-Pierre, Finance Minister Raymond Garneau, and Health Minister Claude Castonguay—
supported the hard line. Choquette even placed his resignation on the table as a gesture of determination, Clift says.
Bourassa, who privately shared the doubts about the hard
line and the concern about the position of his government,
was caught in the middle. This was the reason for his ambiguous public statements during the crisis, carefully designed
to pacify both the hard-liners and those who wanted to negotiate.
It was in this context that proposals were made that Bourassa open his cabinet to include a broad spectrum of Quebec
leaders, to enable it to deal more credibly and effectively
both with the FLQ and with Ottawa. Claude Ryan broached
the idea to many people who, along with him, might be included in such a cabinet.
Clift concludes that treating the suggestion as a plot to
overthrow the government "was in fact a smearing and dishonest representation of Ryan's proposal which had nothing
subversive in it but had been naively inspired by vanity and
misplaced sense of his own political importance."
The idea of opening his cabinet came up in one conversation between Bourassa and a friend after troops had already
entered Montreal and just hours before the passage of the
War Measures Act. "I thought of that," Bourassa said, "but
it was too late."
What concerned Ottawa when it heard about the proposal,
however, was that it might indeed have worked, that such a
Quebec government might have been able to deal firmly with
Ottawa and take its own course .in dealing with the FLQ.
There was nothing unconstitutional about the proposal, but it
was one more indication of the degree to which Ottawa was
losing control over opinion in Quebec. Like Lyndon Johnson,
faced with the prospect of a democratic, left-liberal government in Santo Domingo, Pierre Elliott Trudeau moved in.
LBJ had his lists of "known Communists" to justify the invasion. But the New York Times found that several of the
"known Communists" were in fact dead, others were out of
the country, still others were in jail.
Trudeau's revelations of conspiracies are of the same order. He will no doubt come up with documents to "prove" his
charges: such documents have been popping up for years. On
October 29, the Toronto Telegram came up with an Alice-in-
Wonderland report of terrorist plots to assassinate five hundred prominent Quebecers; these reports will recur.
But the real coup d'etat this October was carried out by
Pierre Elliott Trudeau, who with one stroke effected a vast
shift of political power. Trudeau "seized the opportunity of
the Cross-Laporte kidnappings," says Parti Quebecois economist Jacques Parizeau, to carry out "the inevitable confrontation which had to come sooner or later between Ottawa and
Quebec." He set back political dialogue in this country ten
years, even beyond the stage of "what does Quebec want?"
to "what kind of people are we dealing with?"
Initially, Trudeau attempted a policy which depended on
broad support in Quebec. The policy failed because that support did not exist. The result was a new policy—a policy of
making a virtual desert of all opposition in Quebec, radical,
liberal, nationalist, even, in some cases, conservative. The
instrument of that policy was the War Measures Act.
This policy too depends on public support, this time the
blind, uninformed support of English Canadians. It cannot
succeed without their support. They are being used as pawns
in a cynical and destructive game.
English Canadians must decide whether they are willing to
be used in that way.
a radical
Articles like the one in this paper
appear in every issue of Last Post
magazine; created to dig out and
publish facts which are omitted,
ignored or obscured by the commercial press.
in the next
an expanded crisis report including:
* the roots of conflict in Quebec
* FRAP and the democratic
* tales of a prisoner of war
* behind the Drapeau mask
* tensions in the media
* repercussions for the Left
* the story of Pierre Vallieres
The Nova Scotia Fishermen
Strike: six months of struggle
a I can't find the Last Post anywhere! I
enclose 65 cents (incl. postage & exchange) for the latest issue.
Dl enclose $4 for a 1-year (8-issue) subscription. (Institutional rate: $7.)
□ I enclose $_
_gift subscrip-
City (give zone):.
Send with cheque or money order to
THE LAST POST, P.O. Box 98, Station G,
Montreal 130, Que. /
Northern Press Graphics Inc. Tuesday, November 10, 1970
Page 7
No summer jobs
for students
—dave blair photo
"HERE'S THE WORLD WAR I FLYING ACE pinning a Remembrance Day poppy on student Kay
Barnett." Actually, the poppy vendor is former soldier and Canadian Legion heavy Dick Halls. Funny,
but you never see former generals selling poppies on the street.
Quebec underworld back on job
MONTREAL (CUP) - As tight
Montreal security gradually
relaxes following the political
kidnappings by the Front de
Liberation du Quebec, the
underworld is getting back to its
work-a-day routine.
For a three week period in the
"hold-up capital of Canada", bank
robberies were down 75 per cent
and smaller crimes were almost
non-existent according to police.
Last week however, everything
"broke loose" said Det.-Lt. Guy
Goudreault of the Criminal
Investigation Bureau.
A Laval grocery store owner
was shot and killed during a
holdup and police shot and killed
a man trying to steal a police car.
In the past ten days, bandits
have accumulated more than
$300,000 in four holdups, three
of them in Montreal and one in
Quebec City.
Although extraordinary police
activity in recent weeks was not
directed against ordinary criminals
at the height of the crisis, police
had roadblocks at times on all
bridges leading from Montreal to
the south and north shores. Spot
checks were instigated and any car
could be stopped and searched.
Bandits just couldn't take the
Times are tough. Students
must be more aggressive this year
if they hope to find jobs, said
UBC placement officer Cam Craik
"Only 120 companies have
come to interview students for
permanent jobs this year,
compared to 219 companies last
year," Craik said.
But schedules for job
interviews issued by the office of
student services have generally
been filled to capacity since the
interviews began on Nov. 1.
He said there were still
openings in some areas, however.
"Firms have not been able to
find enough geoligists and
geophsicists to fill their schedules.
And the Regular Officers Training
Program was forced to cancel
interviews because no interest was
Craik said that although it's
illegal for companies to specify
whether   or  not   they   will  hire
in the
On the finer things
in life
The scene was set in the bowels
of a green house on Knox Road
from 2:30 to about 10 p.m.
A motley hoard of bedraggled
students gathered in pools of rain
in anticipation of a warming
lecture and better things to come.
Zoology prof Dennis Chitty
had prepared name tags for each
of the 50 Zoology 400 students to
establish discussion on a first
name basis.
With Brahms providing the
musical atmosphere, Chitty
perched on a stool and delivered
his lecture.
The topic was the relevance of
Darwin's theories today, how he
came to formulate them and the
public reaction to his principles at
the time his book, The Origin of
Species, was published.
Chitty interrupted his lecture
with: "I know I said that there
would be no mid term — well I've
changed my mind" (Groans).
"I have decided that you
should pose questions that you
think would be relevant at this
point in a mid-term. Then in two
weeks you examine me."
(Applause and Chitty
continued his lecture).
At about 3:30 the class broke
for coffee and then turned into a
seminar on pollution in the USSR
and North America given by four
After heated discussion the
topic changed to research grants,
their availability and their value to
science and the arts.
Dinner was served at 6:30,
after which wine became the class
master. There were probably some
gems of knowledge dropped from
then to 10 p.m. but they fell on
stoned ears.
The marathon class was, for
the most part, a fantastic learning
women-, most of the openings are
for men.
"So women must take a look
through the interview schedules,
and make guesses as to which
companies it would reasonable to
seek interviews with."
He s?-;d the second interview
schedule h now off the presses
and ^WJfe posted on the main
floor o^jfbUB and at the placement
office today.
"Interviews will continue into
January, but it's important to
apply early."
A teacher of Transcendental
Meditation will speak on the
12:30 Thurs. Nov. 12th Bu. 106
Further info. 266-0862
There was almost 100 percent
participation on the part of the
students, perhaps because Chitty
had decided to forsake the austere
class atmosphere of biology room
2000 in hope of promoting
informal discussion.
Although Chitty allows himself
to be interrupted during his
lecture, he pointed out that if he
answered any questions in depth,
he wouldn't get through what he
intended to say.
When a question was posed,
Chitty stopped to think about his
answer and then got to the point.
There are 25 arts students and
25 science students in the class,
which is held, (usually) in Bi.
2000 on Thursday from 2:30 to
Free Pickup and Delivery
Family Business
Low Overheads    Better Prices
4370 West 10th
to qualify for FULL-TIME summer employ
ment—work   days, eves., or weekends
Phone 684-2823 - between 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.
8:30 to 2 a.m.
Saturday 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Phone 736 4304
The HTS invites ms. contributions for its next issue.
As usual  it will  try to distinguish  between  personal  problems and public issues
suggesting that they are often interrelated.
Suggestions for articles, emergent insights, and finished articles (100w-5000w) are all
welcome. Leave ms. contributions at:
(1) BROCK Extension, Room 168 (Evert Hoogers), or
(2) Graduate Studies Office, English Department (A. A. Grinkus), or
(3) Graduate Studies Centre (with any AMS representative).
DEADLINE for this issue is November 15th. Page 8
Tuesday, November 10, 1970
That's what Shell has to offer
graduates. Plenty of room for
responsible work with a good
view to advancement.
We provide challenge, you
provide performance.
That's how graduates
move up in our organization. You see, at
Shell   advancement
isn't controlled by age, it's determined by performance.
So if you're in Engineering,
or Science, check in for an interview. Get further details from
your bulletin boards
and placement office.
We'll be on campus
November 16-20
Shell Canada Limited Tuesday, November 10, 1970
Page 9
Skagit Valley go-ahead now in Washington hands
Skagit Valley Reservoir
developers are now playing the
waiting game.
The Seattle City Power and
Light Company, which has been
trying to acquire land in the
Skagit Valley as far back as 1929,
is waiting for a permit from the
U.S. power board authorizing
them to go ahead on the project.
Application for a permit was
sent to Washington D.C.
yesterday, a Seattle city
spokesman told The Ubyssey
It had been delayed two days
because of the growing concern of
Seattle mayor Wes Uhlman over
increasing Canadian opposition to
the project.
Even now that the application
has been sent to Washington, it
will take at least a year before
Seattle can continue with the
"All possible information will
have to be compiled, and
submitted at a federal 'hearing into
the project in Washinton next
July," said Seattle assistant
information officer David Pennell.
"Whether the mayor felt the
opposition was reasonable or not,
I don't know," he said.
Uhlman was unavailable for
Skagit project Vancouver
consultant lawyer Don Duncan
said project approval could not be
given for at least a year, if ever.
"It's certainly not a sure
thing," he said.
Growing concern is coming
from the Society for Pollution
and Environmental Control and
individuals who are worried tliat
the project will wipe out certain
species of wildlife now living in
the valley.
At the moment the city of
Seattle is conducting a survey into
the wildlife of the area, in an
attempt to find out what is there,
what could be damaged by various
aspects of the project, and what
means could be used to save the
valley from as much damage as
The survey is being conducted
over the period of a year, so as to
encounter all seasons and all types
of weather.
It is being financed solely by
the city of Seattle.
"We already have weather
stations set up, and have sent men
down there to study the game
habitats, spawning habits of the
fish, and to map the area as
inclusively as possible," said
He indicated that, if necessary,
artificial spawning channels and
game reserves could be built if
there is no way to naturally
preserve the wildlife of the valley.
"We're leaving no stone
unturned until we come up with
the best possible proposals," he
Previously, B.C. recreation
minister Ken Kiernan indicated a
possible proposal is in the offing
to turn the area into a national
park, but no further information
was available at press time.
Federal fisheries minister Jack
Davis has also indicated his
concern over the project.
A spokesman for his office said
Davis may recommend to the
federal cabinet that an
international inquiry be set up to
review all facets of the project.
Both Canada and the U.S. are
bound to continue with the
project by an international joint
commission treaty signed in 1967.
"It would have to be an
international decision to stop the
flooding," the spokesman said.
At present a B.C. provincial
committee composed of
representatives from most
provincial ministries is looking
into the situation, but is unable to
make any recommendations.
Committee    spokesman,   B.C.
commissioner for water resources,
Howard DeBeck, said Monday in
an interview with The Ubyssey,
that the B.C. government did not
want to comment on the Skagit
"We want Seattle to do. as
much of the talking as possible,"
DeBeck said.
"The committee was set up so
•that if and when Seattle does get
their federal approval we won't be
caught with our hands down," he
The city of Seattle has the
responsibility of clearing the land,
with the stipulation they hire
Canadian labor to do the work,
and one of the responsibilities of
the provincial committee is to
insure that this is done as
stringently as possible.
"We must be sure that what
goes on north of the border is of
the same standard as what goes on
south of it," DeBeck said.
A further concern of the
committee is to insure the new
road which would be built to
make the site accessible to the
public will be built in such a way
as to enhance the recreational
possibilities of the area.
However, there is one other
problem  which  will  have   to  be
solved before any further action
can be taken.
"That is the problem of
compensation," said DeBeck.
In 1952 Seattle agreed to
purchase the land for $255,000,
an amount approved by the
Liberal government then in
Soon after, when the Social
Credit government took control,
they refused to ratify the Liberal
government's approval.
"We're working on it, but no
substantial recommendations have
come up so far," said DeBeck.
"We'll just have to wait and
3261 W. Broadway
Weekdays to 1
Fri. & Sat. 3 a.m.
W       Live
4605-W. 10th
Open 8-6 - Tues. - Sat.
New York
Single and  Double-Breasted
Tuxedos and Dinner Jackets
Black and Colored
Flare  or  Straight  Pants
Up-to-Dare Accessories
224-0034     4397 W. 10th
8.30 to 2 a.m.
Saturday 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Phone 736-4304
Ubyssey editor scared
by revolutionary cadres
"Boy, was I scared!"
That was the reaction Monday of Ubyssey editor Nate Smith to a
veiled threat against his life issued by a member of the Canadian
Student Movement.
A hushed, reverent silence fell over The Ubyssey's office when a
heavy-set individual identifying himself as Rick Hundal strode
resolutely in.
Spurred on by the great red banner of Mao Tse Tung's Thought,
he quickly announced that he was the B.C. organizer of the CSM, a
front group for the Canadian Communist Movement (Marxist-Leninist).
(Hundal is the nephew of Hardial Bains, great proletarian cultural
revolutionary helmsmen of the CCM-ML.)
"Are you Nate Smith, editor of The Ubyssey," he asked,
fingering the decadent, bourgeois capitalist lackey.
Trembling in his boots, the cowardly leader of the black
counter-revolutionary gang whispered: "Yes."
"We saw the article in your Friday paper slandering the
revolutionary patriot, Bob Cruise," Hundal continued. "We know your
name and we're keeping our eye on you.
"We're going to remember you. When the time is right we're
going to deal with you.
"My name is Rick Hundal. Just remember it."
(The Ubyssey carried a factual report of a travelling freak show
Cruise brought to UBC last week. Said Smith: "I presume this is what
the revolutionary cadre Hundal was referring to.")
Smith, the degenerate bourgeois running dog of U.S. imperialism
and its lackeys, is reported to have fled the country in the face of the
imminent seizure of power by the Canadian proletariat, led by the
revolutionary communist model Cruise and his cadres.
We Feature G.M. Cars
Plus 6e per Mile
450 W. Georgia
(y2 block East of The Bay)
fri day
mini   pop   f e V-Pi v a I
at    the   ponderosa
2     bands    :     self       portrait
and       searchlight
ecto-plasmic       assault
"   licensed     premises
$1.50 single
9:00 p.m. to  12:30 p.m,
S2.50   couple Page 10
Tuesday, November 10, 1970
Organizational    meeting.    12:30,    SUB
War Memorial gym, rm. 211, 5:30.
Angus 24,   12:30.
Film, Bu.  106. 12:30.
Films, Bu.  104,  12:30.
"Drugs    and    Medicine",    Wes.    201,
Curling  tickets,  SUB   14,   12:00-2:00.
SUB 207, 12:30.
West Mall Annex, rm.  110. noon.
SUB 224. 12:30.
Films, SUB auditorium. 8:00.
SUB  125.   12:30.
International   dinner,   6107   Blenheim
Dr.,  5.00-9:00.
International House, rm. 400, 12:30.
"Sex   and   the   single   person"   SUB
205,  12:30.
Hebb  theatre,  12:30.
Supper    meeting,   Lutheran    Campus
Centre, 5:30.
SUB 211. 12:30.
SUB 207, 7:00.
Mysterious  tour,   Wes.   100,   12:30.
"The science of creative intelligence",
Bu.  106, noon.
SUB 119, 12:30.
SUB  club's lounge,   12:30.
SUB   125,   12:30.
SUB 207,  12:30.
•"Heironymus Merkin", SUB auditorium, 7:00 & 9:30.
Dance, International House, 9:00.
"The  age of Aquaris", SUB 207.
{"Latin America: Development of Revolution?", International House, 10:00
a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SUB 211, 7:00.
Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday,
SUB 228,  12:30.
hundred slightly inebriated
chartreuse blorgs stormed the
grand high Bigine of this island
kingdom today.
Upon mincing through gates,
the simply nasty horde proceeded
to decorate every room in the
Tittering and squealing with
delight, the revolutionary leader
vowed "further peachy vengeance
on this boorish fascism."
A leading Vancouver developer is planning a
superior-quality self-owned apartment project adjacent
to the University of British Columbia and wishes to plan
accommodation and appropriate amenities to
purchasers' requirements.
Persons with a genuine interest in such a project are
invited to write to Box No. 100, AMS Publications
Office, SUB, and may be assured that their interest will
be treated in the strictest confidence.
But It Is One of the
Most Useful Books on Campus
The UBC Student Telephone Directory
Buy Your Copy Today
Rotes: Students, Faculty & Club-3 linos, 1 day $1.00; 2 days $175.
Commercial—3 lines, 1 day $1.25; additional lines 30c; 4 days price of 3.
Classified ads are not accepted by telephone and ate payable in advance.
Publications Office, STUDENT UNION BLDG., Univ. ot B.O, Vancemer 8, BJC.
Closing Deadline is 11:30, the day baton publication.
Maurier. Killy, Greene. Thurs.,
Nov.  12. Hebb Theatre,  12:30. 50c.
Lost & Found
small black patent leather purse.
I desperately need identification
back.   261-7912.
Hides & Car Pools
Port Coquitlam for daily 8:30-3:30
classes,  please  phone   942-4281.
Special Notices
Becoming more aware of others
and oneself in the here and now
on an experiential, not intellectual
level. For further information call
David  (Taz)  Takagi at 224-9665.
forming. Phone 228-8184.
ment or Revolution? Sat. Nov. 14,
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. International
House.  Speakers and slides.
and to play music with other
musicians, call Neil 224-0291.
Can Heironymus Merkin Ever
Forget Mercy Humppe And Find
True Happiness? Fri. & Sat., 7:00,
9:30; Sun., 7:00. AMS 50c, Non-
AMS 75c.
ac Education Bldg., Room 100,
12:30, Thursday, November 12
Grouse Mtn. Ski School
Group lesson avail. Tues., Wed.
and Sat. nights. 5 nights $29.95.
All Lifts included See Bill at
V.O.C. office, Rm. 14 Grnd. fir.,
SUB, 12:30-1:30 Tues., Wed. and
Fri. noon.
ving on the Brock Hall Art Committee are asked to leave their
name with the Fine Arts Dept.,
rm. 401A, Lassere, phone 228-2767.
B.C.'s largest selection from the
Grin Bin, 3209 W. Broadway,
738-2311: gifts, jokes, post office.
(Opposite Liquor Store and Super
ValuV Open till 9 p.m. Monday
through Friday, Sat. till 7 p.m.
6 weeks professional ski instruction
$32 includes return bus transportation; for further information
contact: Canadian Youth Hostels
Association, 1406 West Broadway,
Vancouver 9. Tel. 738-312$.
Travel Opportunities
Africa, other distlnations, 1-ways.
Mick, 687-2856 or 224-0087. 106-709
Dunsmuir St. Mon. - Sat., 9-».
inclusive price, December 26th to
January 3rd. Details Athletic Office, Memorial Gym. Deadline,
November 19th.
or  U.K.   Room  515.   684-2436.   Stu.
Automobiles For Sale
for sale. 224-9769.  Steve Owen.
portation. 2385 W. 7th. Sorry No
Phone.  See it to believe it.
miles. $250?. Call Mary. Days—
228-2404,   evenings—985-5311,   local
Automobiles For Sale
gine, transmission, new tires,
shocks, brakes, wiring, city-tested,
absolutely reliable. $375. Pam 738-
Art Services
duction of graphs, maps, charts,
text-book illustrations and formulations.    Advertising.    Phone   980-
Day Care fc Baby Sitting    32A
phone — P.Y.C. Dating- Club —
Happiness is having Corky style
your hair. 3644 W. 4th, Alma on
4th. Appointments,  731-4717.
ferers at our wine and cheese
party. Info today WESB 201.
Heironymus Merkin tries to forget
Mercy Hummpe. Is it possible?
Come and see. Fri. & Sat., 7:00,
9:30; Sun., 7:00. AMS 50c, Non-
AMS 75c.
Sewing fc Alterations
Typewriters ac Repairs
and Theses. Electric typewriter.
Mrs. Anne Treacy, 738-8794
cal, engineering, social science,
psychological terminology. High
quality   low  charge.   733-470$".
typing.   Theses,   essays,   papers,  35c
page,  call Mrs.  Duncan,   228-9697.
electric typewriter; shorthand. 325-
typed quickly and accurately. 35c
per page.  266-4264.
ice. Theses, Essays, etc. Neat accurate work. Reasonable rates.
Mrs.   Troche,   437-1355.
Neat and careful work. Essays.
Thesis. Reasonbale rates. North
Van.  985-0154.
ly and accurately, 25c per page.
Carol Tourgis, 733-3197.
Help Wanted
interview students interested fiT
Mining, Maintenance, and Concentrator Operations on Campus,
November 17th and November
18th, 1970. 1971 Grads (Mining,
Met., Mech.). 1972-73 Grads as
above. Appointments will be made
at  the Placement Office.
Employment Wanted
Instruction Wanted
Music Instruction
Special Classes
WILL TUTOR MATH 100 * 101,
day, evening, or Sat. Reasonable
rates. Phone 733-3644—10 a.m. to
3   p.m.
comp. sci.—trade for guitar lessons. Claire 261-3843, leave message.
at least one of their courses. Register at UBC Tutoring Centre and
find help in the course that's
dragging you down. SUB 100B, 12-
2 p.m., weekdays. 228-4583.
Your Student Telephone Directory
at the Bookstore and
AMS Publication* Office
Pre-sale tickets redeemed only at
Publications Office
we will buy, sell and trade! Used
coats $5 to $100. Pappas Bros.
SELL. 459 Hamilton, at Victory
Square. Open only Fri. 7-9 p.m.;
Sat., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ph. 681-6840.
player 3 months old. Call 731-4322.
sale. Nearly new. Dust cover &
base.   Call  Byron,   738-1957 aft.   6.
1.8/50 lens — Pentax Spotmatic
1.4/50 lens — Phone 732-7820.
Year Student. Private entrance,
toilet, shower, kettle and toaster.
privileges. Washer and Dryer. Girl
student or business - woman. Call
desires quiet room or suite. Preferably on campus. Jan. 1. Phone
Elaine, Room 21. 224-9031 10-11:30
$50. Phone Bill, 224-4530.
share apartment preferably with
more than one other. Call Esme,
Room & Board
Furnished Apts.
house with two others near Gates.
Rent $58 plus share of utilities.
Phone   224-3140.
bedroom furnished apt. on or before Dec. l. $60 mo. Call Frances,
Unfurnished Apts.
Houses—Furn. & Unfurn.
with UBYSSEY Classified Ads. Tuesday, November 10, 1970
Page  11
spob ts
—keith dunbar photo
BACK UP TO HIS SAME OLD TRICKS is Thunderbird guard
Ron Thorsen (23). Here he beats former teammate Bob Molinski
of the Grads in the annual Grad Game played last Friday night at
War Memorial Gym.
Varsity beat Grads
but not by much
The UBC Thunderbirds,
defending Canadian intercollegiate
champions, were unimpressive in
their season's opener Friday night,
downing the Grads 74-68.
A crowd of about 1,500 at the
War Memorial Gym watched as
the Grads jumped to an early 10-1
lead. The Varsity battled back to
make it 42-38 at halftime and
pulled ahead to stay early in the
second half.
Coach Peter Mullins wasn't
very' pleased with his team's
performance. "It was sloppy. We
didn't play very well. Nothing we
shouldn't be able to fix, though."
Ron Thorsen was the game's
outstanding player, piling up 27
points. Jack Hoy scored 12 and
Terry MacKay added 11 more.
Dave Way paced the Grads
with 14 points. Bob Molinski, a
member of last year's UBC team,
added 13 more.
Neither team shot particularly
well. The Birds hit on only 13 per
cent of their shots from the floor.
Fortunately for them the Grads
fared little better, hitting only 36
per cent on theirs.
Hot Delicious Tasty Pizzas
FREE DELIVERY - Right to Your Door
Phone 224-1720 -  224-6336
HOURS: 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. — Weekends 4 p.m. to 4 a.m.
4450 West 10th Ave. -Just outside the Gates
Football Birds Finished,
record for season 1-8
There was jubilation in the
UBC football team's locker room
after Saturday's 32-0 loss to the
Alberta Golden Bears.
Judging by their performance
tlus' season, they must have been
celebrating its conclusion.
Saturday's contest can be
summed up in one word —
typical. The game marked the
third time this season that the
Birds had been shut out.
In rolling to a record of 1-8
this season, the Birds have scored
an average of 4.9 points a game
while giving up 30.8 points a
Saturday, the Birds got off to a...
good start before about 400 fern's
at Thunderbird Stadium. Ot the
first  play  from  scrimm^ge^ they___
threw Alberta's quarterback Dan
McCaffrey for a 13 yard loss.
But on second and 23 the
Birds' defence came in a safety
blitz, while Hart Cantelon took a
screen pass and raced 101 yards
for a touchdown. A two point
conversion made it 8-0.
Later in the first quarter
Alberta's Mel Smith took another
screen pass at his own 34 where
four UBC players closed in on
him. But the Birds' defenders
tackled each other instead of
Smith, who sprinted 66 yards for
a touchdown.
The Bears made it 21-0 at
11:32 of the second quarter when
Marcel DeLeeuw scored on a four
yard run. DeLeeuw spent two
years with the Edmonton Eskimos
in the mid 60's, which makes one
wonder about the Wciaa eligibility
The touchdown was set up
when Alberta's hard-nosed
linebacker Ludwig Daubner (with
a name like that you'd better be
tough) intercepted an Al Larson
pitchout and rumbled 34 yards to
UBC's 20.
In   the   second   half,   Alberta
added two safety touches, one
conceded and one when punt
returner Kent Watts was chased
into the end zone, and a 10 yard
touchdown pass to Mel Smith to
complete the scoring. The
statistics don't offer any
consolation to the Birds. Alberta
compiled a total offence of 579
yards, 187 rushing and 392
passing, mostly on screen passes.
DeLeeuw was the game's top
rusher with 14 carries for 112
UBC moved the ball for a total
of 269 yards, 194 rushing and'75
passing. Any scoring threats were
cancelled by their own mistakes,
as they lost two fumbles and
threw three interceptions.
FOOTNOTES: Alberta has
been averaging about 6,000 for
their home games. It must help to
have a winning team . .. UBC ran
five kickoffs back for a total of 53
measly yards, the longest a 16
yarder by John Wilson.
Birds and Caps clash
to decide first place
The easier half of this season's rugby schedule behind them, the
"{jBC'Thunderbird rugby club preps this week for a clash with
Capilanos, the only other undefeated side in First Division play. Both
teams have played impressively to date and the Armistice Day clash at
Brockton Oval should provide excellent rugby entertainment.
UBC will be continuing to
polish the quick loose play which
has served them well so far this
season. Capilanos are also a fine
rucking side with a productive
three-quarter line — something the
Birds backs have yet to face.
This is a must game for UBC if
they have any hopes of winning
the Miller Cup, symbolic of the
pre-Xmas First Division title. UBC
plays inter-collegiate rugby after
Xmas   and   dose   not  participate
with the city clubs.
UBC Braves also are faced with
a key game in Second Division
play. Both Capilanos and UBC are
tied in competition for the
Carmichael Cup with 4 wins and 1
Tennis team
The UBC men's tennis team
defeated the University of
Washington, five matches to four
on Saturday, November 7th, in
the UBC Armouries.
Winners for UBC were Bob
Bardsly over Don Beer, Tony
Bardsly over Ken Mordoff, Vic
Rollins over John Hynds, George
Lee over Bruce Kellock and John
Wade over Washington's Hussein
NOVEMBER 10, 7 p.m. in room 213
War Memorial Gym.
Curling score sheets which are
not turned in count as defaults as
there is no record of a game.
Basketball league games have
started. Spectator's are welcome as
there is plenty of room. Monday
and  Friday at 12:30.
Ice Hockey league schedule has
Tennis single elimination draw of
winners in the league ladder is
posted.   Check to  see  if you play.
The badminton single elimination
draw  will  be  posted  Wednesday.
Address  ....
(Please Print)
It Pays to Shop for Car Insurance
Fill in and return this coupon or phone today. No obligation. No salesman will call.
Phone: Home  Office 	
City ....-  Prov.
Age .            Mai* Q   Female Q
Married D    Single D
Date first licensed to drive	
Give number and dates of accident in last 5 years,
(circle dates of those accidents which were not your
In the last five years has your
license been suspended?
Year of automobile
Make of automobile
No. of cylinders
Model (Impala, Dart, etc.)
2/4 dr-Sdn, s/w, h/t, conv.
Days per week driven to
work, train or bus depot,
or fringe parking area
One way driving distance
Is car used in business
(except to and from work)?
Give number and dates
of traffic convictions
in   last  5   years.
Car No. 1
Car No. 2
Yes D No D
Yes Q No p
Are you now insured? 	
Date current policy expires
This   coupon   is   designed   solely   to  enable   non-poltcy
holders to obtain an application and rates for their cars.
Male or
or Single
% of Use
#1|     #2
tfl tfl Page 12
Tuesday, November 10, 1970
Walter Gage, President, Higher Education Ltd.
Mr. W. A. C. "Cece" Bennett
P.C., LL.D., D.Pol.Sci. (hon.), K.St.J.,
Prime Minister of B.C. Government
Ltd.; Mr. Alan M. McGavin,
Chancellor of Higher Education Ltd.,
a wholly owned subsidiary of B.C.
Government Ltd. and President of
McGavin Toastmaster Ltd.; and Mr.
Walter H. Gage BA, MA, LL.D (hon.
UBC) President of Higher Education
Ltd. announce the appointment of His
Honour Judge A. L. "Les" Bewley as a
member of the Board of Governors
for the Company.
His Honour Judge Bewley was
educated by the company and
received his LL.B in 1949. Prior to
graduation His Honour was requested
to withdraw from the university "due
to unsatisfactory attendance",
however    he    was   re-admitted    and
W. A. C. Bennett, Prime Minister, B.C. Government Ltd.
Allan McGavin, Chancellor, Higher Education Ltd.
continued, following service to His
Queen and Country in the Second
World War. His Honour was called to
The Bar in November 1949 and after
receiving His drink, began private
His Honour Judge Bewley joined
the Company's legal department in
1960 with the rank of deputy police
court magistrate and was promoted by
an act of the Legislature to the rank
of Provincial Court Judge in 1969.
His Honour Judge Bewley will
serve under Mr. John Liersch
Chairman of the Board and Vice
President of Canadian Forest
Products,   (Ret).
The Company is proud of its
latest acquisition and is confident
that He will best serve the interests of
the Company. Good Luck Les.
Higher Education Ltd
Hand in hand with
BeCe Government Ltd.
is part of
American E mpire


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items