1 Campaign may violate charter C). This is not an issue between the Socreds and the NDP, said Torsten Kehler, SFU student Sparer, an improper use of society university relations officer, student fees. said any action taken by the Socred SFU student society~s defeat the club would have no legal basis. Socreds campaign began in the We (the student society) use midst of speculation that premier money like this for political issues Bill Vander Zalm would call a fall like transit and poverty all the election. time, said Kehler. don t think we re doing anything different this But Clift said legal advice sought have in effect removed their ability time, he added. by the society advised they are to deal with the Socreds, said SFU student society president. within their legal rights to continue Seshadri. Robert Clift said the society s cam- with the campaign providing they Besides, is an improper paign is designed to defeat the do not support a specific political utilization of funds to support a Socred government. party. partisan cause which doesn t We (the student society) are We re not telling people to vote necessarily representhe views of making it clear to the people of NDP, we re saying there are alter- students, he said. B.C. thathe deficiencies in the natives to the Socreds, said Clift. education system are a result of 11 UBC Alma Mater society presi- But Kehler said most SFU years of Socred government, said dent Simon Seshadri said SFU stu- students want their student society Clift. dent society s campaign will to be outspoken and to take a stand A UBC law clinic official who damage the credibility of the society on issues that affect them. asked not to be identified, said the in the eyes of the Social Credit Not to take a position on issues society situation is similar to a government. that affect students is political as case in Ontario where the Supreme They (SFU student society) well, said Kehler. Court of Canada ruled in favor of a college teacher who challenged a Club blasts style union s right to use forced union dues to support the NDP. Organizations that use general By SVETOZAR KONTC ple on the west side of Vancouver, membership fees to support The UBC s NDP club s main said Dix. political parties has become a hot strategy for the October election legal issue, said the official, ad- Marzari must beat Socred canwill be to make its candidates acding a recent case in B.C. is now didate Pat McGeer, who has cessible to students, said a member before the courts. represented the Point Grey riding of the club Mondav. fgr the last 24 vears. He was elected ANOTHER RECORD FELL yesterday asdaw11 Dweeb became first human to make trans-atlantic crossing via Scott said the ads were intended hot air balloon while wearing obnoxiously cute mascot outfit. Balloon s uncanny resemblance to election can- to raise public awareness about didates went unnoticed. problems outlined They education. Student surveys Sundinktun system und situation By STEPHEN WSENTHAL They are asking foreign donors The Nicaraguan population re- for consumer items including rubmains resilient and confident ber boots for agriculature and despite the contra guerilla war and sanitary napkins, which are no they are grateful for Canadian aid, longer made there, he said. said a UBC student who toured the The women s hospital in country early last month. Managua has had all its bedsheets n an interview with the Ubyssey torn UP for rags by women during Friday, Adam Jones, international their periods, he said. relations 4, said essentials including Nicaraguans see Canada s Tools food and cooking oil are rationed in for Peace program as a model for Nicaragua. L Y get ~ used ~ to seeing material aid around the world, said shelves that are bare or very poorly Jones. Jones stocked. with eight other members of Tools for Peace from across Canada, visiting Managua and areas around the war zone between Sept. 2 and 16. We always travelled on paved roads because there,weren t going to be any and mines on them, he said. He said he didn t meet any current university students buthere were many young people in positions of responsibility. met heads of departments and health centres who were 23, 24, 25 years old. The education system is in such dire straits that people who have just completed a grade will turn around and teach that grade to other students, he said. lliteracy went from 60 per cent to 12 per cent during the two years after the revolution, he said, adding that because the war has, prevented follow-up teaching, the official rate has risen to 18 per cent. But suspect that it s higher. said ruraland reform has See page 3: Nicaragua Mr. Marshall asking why the ads were rejected, and how we would make them more acceptable, said Scott. The CFS letter was referred to Bob Lingwood, corporate secretary B.C. of Transit. Scott said Lingwood s letter of reply did not say why the ads were considered political, and did not say how the CFS could make them acceptable. Several calls were placed to Bob Egby, B.C. Transit Public relations officer; none were returned. The rights of students to freedom of speech has been limited in this province, said Scott. Christopher Lirette, Douglas College student society treasurer, said many of the student groups were frustrated over B.C. Transit s rejection of the ads.
2 Page 2 UBYSSEY Jones cools rising, searing temps By MCHELLE LALONDE Canadian University Press With temperatures rising in newfound debates on censorship, Ann M. Jones is as soothing as a cool cloth over your eyes. Jones is the new chair of the Ontario Film and Video Review Board, better known as the censor board. She is surprisingly cheerful and unguarded as she steps into the uncoveted shoes of Mary Brown, one of the most unpopular personalities in the Canadian culture community. But Jones doesn t see herself as a solution to Brown. Rather, she praises controversial her predecessor an as able and courageous woman who was very dedicated to her job. Jones background may worry those who call for a more tolerant - or enlightened - board. Raised on a farm, she is a religious woman active with volunteer organizations including the Boy Scouts and the Big Sisters. She is also past chair of the Visiting Homemakers Association. She is also proud of her 25-year history in politics. You meet so many kinds of people in politics. You can t be involved, especially in senior roles as have been, without getting a very broad view of the community, says Jones. Jones, who served as an alderman and deputy mayor of Hamilton, doesn t describe herself as a feminist - m not sure what the word feminist means - though she has been involved in many women s organizations. THE FRENCH OPEN TENNS TOURNAMENT October Tuesday, dnbsday ctober 8 Bldg :30-1:30 pm 1 was brought up to believe that know that sounds like a lot of a woman could do whatever she money, but it s a very difficult wanted to, if she worked at it, job, said Jones, who does not sit Jones said. have never felt in any on any of the review boards, but sits way limited because m a woman. on the appeal board that judges a Jones recognizes the arguments producer s appeal. against censorship, but believes the Sometimes it s very stressful if censor board would not exist if peo- you re watching violent films all ple didn t want it. day, and seeing certain scenes over There will always be (those) and over can be very stressful presented by UBC NEW DEMOCRATS arguments, Jonesaid. But in psychologically, she said. this province the government feels Jones doesn t worry much about the community has certain stan- interfering with art and artists dards and there are certain kinds of through censorship. Something F films that they don t feel should be that s true art sometimes comes shown in local theatres where they through, she said. * show sex films. ve seen movies that were supposed to be artistic movies, and Sometimes we get what we call a thev were boring. reallv boring. and PUNCHLNES!! E -. -, sex film in here, and that would be the; claim it s art. Others are so dealt with differently, she said. FREE COME0 Y magnificent that you can recognize But even in a sex film there are it right away, she said. WTH GLEN LAMONT certain things we don t allow. She also defends the principle of Jones is hesitant to define por- * TOMORROW - WEDNESDAY censorship. f said to you, Do nography. t.is, suppose, a + OCTOBER 8th - 12:30 p.m. * you want to see blood and gore and judgement call in every case. think nothing else of any consequence, SUB AUDTORUM - FREE if you saw the pornography, you d you d say, That s not my kind of understand a little better, she said. movie, she explains. WN$$$$$ Jone said the censor board is t s nothat m opposed to * * 4c most concerned about gratuitous horror - there can be a little hor- rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr violence, violence towards women, ror, said Jones, adding the film,, and the use of children in explicit originally aimed at a teenage sex scenes or nude scenes. market, is now restricted to adults But these things are things that in Ontario. Up to your neck in you see in just an ordinary film. Ann Jones is chillingly, authen- Pornography is much more of a tically wholesome. t s somehow unfinished assignments? perversion, she said. difficult to imagine this sweet- No time for FUN?...gets some A normal day at the censor board faced, grey-haired grandmother of consists of two or three panels of two actually watching films with an five members each screening three eye peeled for sex, violence and films. The 25-member board works gore. 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3 ~ S~UJT Tuesday, 7, 1986 UBYSSEY THE Page 3 Expert advocates competition By RCK HEBERT Susan Strange, head of the inter- Canada should be careful to re- national relations at the London main competitive in a protectionist School of Economics, told 100 peoworld, said a British nternational ple in Buchanan,4106 that Canada, trade expert Friday. which is dependent on primary dee phdlu CONTENT CLODHOPPER CAVORTS, anticipating annual Step-on-a- Salmon contest. Jaded Yuppies (are there any other kind?) look gaily on. Test takes its toll Canadian University Press and The Ubyssey Staff HAMLTON (CUP) - Almost half of the students who took a new, mandatory writing competency test at McMaster University failed, raising questions about the literacy of university-aged students. Forty-two per cent of the firstyear students who took the test in August failed, and 57 per cent of those who took it a second time failed again in September. We are not talking about a high level of competence to pass this test, let me assure you, Betty Levy, chair of the committee overseeing the test, told The Globe and Mail. t s really looking at a person s writing skills, and saying of someone who fails that this is a person who really can t write a paragraph very well. n most faculties, a student must pass the Test before entering third year studies. n engineering, students must pass before entering their second year. The multiple choice quiz tests skills in grammar, vocabulary, clarity and organization. The comparative results for engineering and humanities students were also surprising. While 66 per cent of the engineers passed the first test, only 65 per cent of their counterparts were successful, according to student council president Mike Kukhta, an engineering student. At UBC, 55 arts students who did not pass the English Composition Test during their first three years were not permitted to register in the winter session. One hundred and thirteen students were required to pass the test last Spring. Of the 72 who wrote the test, only 58 passed. resources, will be at a disadvantage in the coming period of change in world trade. Canada has to think about the best way to make her high-tech industries competitive, said Strange, adding the United States will prosper because it is an industrial nation. Countries cannot afford to be protectionist for too long, said Strange. She added if North America returns to a system of freer trade, Canada must be able to competeffectively with international markets. The U.S. s protectionist attitude, said Strange, adversely affects cur- rent U.S.-Cafiada free trade negotiations. The Americans are saying one thing (about trade) and doing another - they are as protectionist as anyone else, Strange said. Strange went on to say the Americans are excited about free trade in services such as banking, finances and insurance where they can think they can win, where they are Strong. The U.S. voter seems much more protectionist than the politicians in Washington. They lack a vision of a future trade system, she said. She added the U.S. sees Canada as an extension of the United States, but Canadians won t admit to it. Canada may have chosen the wrong partner for free a trade agreement, Stange said. Zalm alone on debate By JAMES YOUNG Premier Bill Vander Zalm is the lone hold-out in a proposed hour long television debate on the future of B.C. education. While Liberal leader Art Lee, NDP leader Bob Skelly and Conservative leader Jim McNeil are prepared to participate in the debate, Vander Zalm says the four sponsoring groups should take the $20,000 earmarked for the program and donate it to education. Responding to Vander Zalm s refusal, Marg Fartaczek, chair of the Pacific Region of the Canadian Federation of students, said, this is a real insult to the students and voters of the province. f the leader of any party refuses to come out with policies, then how can the people make an intelligent choice, she said.. The proposed forum is sp8nbored by the CFS, the B.C. Teachers Federation, the College-nstitute Educators Association and the Confederation of Unibersity Faculty Associations of B.C. At a press conference Oct. 3, the groups said education directly af- fects more than 900,000 fulltime and part-time students and teachers in B.C., with a recent independent poll placing it second only to employment as an election issue. At that time teachers federation president Elsie mcmurphy was optimistic Vander Zalm would participate in the forum. Mr. Vander Zalm has indicated several times that he wants to have open government, she said. think this is an opportunity for him to follow through on that. All four groups said inadequate funding of education was a primary... issue. Fraserreconsiders Post-secondary education minister Russ Fraser told a Province newspaper reporter over the weekend that poor people should go to school only if they can afford it. Maybe they should put off their education if they can t afford it, Fraser told the reporter. But in a telephone interview Monday, Fraser said he did not get across what he intended to the reporter. All said was that people U of T Moonies mad about Marx TORONTO (CUP)- A group affiliated with the Unification Church and its well-known founder Reverend Sun Myung Moon has been distributing anti-communist literature to University of Toronto students. The pamphlet, produced by the Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP), ideology has held a certain fascinasays Marxism resembles evil incar- tion for students in the last century, mate. t represents evil of a dimen- and especially in the last decade. sion which human history has never Students of the sixties are now probefore seen. fessors and the ideas that they are CARP vice-president Alan promoting are closer to Marxism Wilding, says generally the stu- then to a more democratic view. dent movement is very susceptible to ideas, and Marxism an as The aim of CARP is to expose faults the of the (Marxist-Leninist)ideology, not to recruit members to the Unification Church, though we do not discourage that, Wilding said. v % Poiw politicians pomtificate Students will have an opportunity to meet and talk to provincial election candidates for the Point Grey riding today at noon, in SUB Auditorium. We re going to ask them one question on the state of post secondary education and what changes they would make in current policy, said Carol Pedlar, Alma Mater Society external affairs coordinator and organizer of the event. Pedlar hopes the meeting will be informative and not digress into a shouting match between party supporters. We want to find out what the candidates think of the issues, we don t want to turn it into a grandstand, she said. Pedlar said students will benefit from the opportunity to assess the different candidates before the election. don t think anyone is verywell informed about the election because it was called so fast and because the governing party refuses to say what they ll do if they are elected, she said. Seven candidates representing four political parties are expected at today s meeting. Present will be social credit candidates Pat McGeer and Kim Campbell, Darlene Marzari and Dick Gathercole of the NDP, Tom Brown and Doreen Braverman, Liberals, and Douglas Dunn of the Green Party. \ d Responding to the fact that the Unification Church is sometimes referred to as a cult, Wilding said anyone who is doing anything of importance has always engendered criticism. The word cult is pejoritive, it s an excuse not to listen, an excuse for non-think. At first the Jews were called a cult, the Christians were also called cults. Religious intolerance is nothing new, and if we pretend we are free from it in the 20th century then we are sadly mistaken, he said. But according to an Haworth, president of the Council on Mind Abuse, the Moonies fulfill COMA S definition of a cult. t would make more sense for Canada to deal with the (European) Common Market due to the sheer advantage of dealing with countries closer to its size, she said. Stange also said that a strong Canadian system of universities would help improve Canada s chances in world trade. Universities should be accessible to people of all ages, said Strange, adding that nations that have recently experienced industrial boons such as Taiwan, Korea and Japan, have made education a fiscal responsibility. She said if Canada finds itself forced to be protectionist, it should offer subsidies in health and education, rather than only subsidizing industries. CFS chair Fartaczek said B.C. has the lowest rate of participation post-secondary,in education in Canada, namely 17 per cent compared to the national average of 25 per cent. University faculty association president Sidney Mindess said the international reputation of B.C. universities is already suffering as faculty leave for better jobs. n the years from 1982/83 to 1985/86, B.C. has the worst funding record of university education in North America, said Mindess. n the last three academic years, the operating grant to B.C. univer- sities declined 9.7 per cent - the only other state or province in North America to experience a decline in absolute dollar terms was Texas, with a three per cent decrease. should be aware of what they are ment by the Spring of next year. getting into before they decide on a post-secondary education, said m really interested in this, Fraser, referring to high student said Fraser. None Of us debt loads. students to graduate with high debt- l m very supportive of post- loads, he said. secondary education, he said. The Ubyssey reported last week Asked if he had heard of the camthathe average student debt load pus foodbank planned for ljbc for UBC students has skyrocketed students who cannot afford to eat to $ up $ from after paying for the high cost of tui And students who borrow the maximum could end up tion, Fraser replied: No, haven t with debts of up to $32,000, in- heard about it, but think the stucluding principal and interest dent government over there (the \ ~ payments. AMS) is being -very responsible. Fraser said he is hoping to present a proposal on Canada loan Helping people is wonderful, said remissions to the federal govern- Fraser. Magazines remain open From page 1 and real wages haven t kept pace. been successful and the Sandinistas ndividuals are leaving good wanto entrench the changes as jobs to sell tortillas on street corners quickly as possible so they can never be undone. We visited cooperatives where people had been tenant farmers in straw shacks before the revolution and had had to turn over a quantity of their crops to their overlords. They took over the land and farmed it and over the last three years have received title to it. The foundation of their enthusiasm is that the land they farm and the land they defend is theirs, he said. Everyone on the trip was blown away by the enthusiasm, the energy, the confidence in the countryside. But he said the situation in Managua, the capital city, isn t as good. The city of 1 million (one third of the country s population) has many refuqes from the war zone, causing overcrowding and measuresuch as staggered twoday-a-week turning off of the water supply. Jonesaid inflation is horrific because they can make more money, he said. He said in the last two or three months the contras have begun to attack foreigners especially. The people portrayed as the right-wing military in the film Salvador are no different from the contra forces, 95 per cent of whose leadership arex-nicaraguana- tional guard (security police) members. They re cut-throats, they re hitmen and they re mercenaries. He said there is some media censorship but it s worth remembering there has never been anything like the systematic oppression and violence in other Latin American countries. He added many magazines and journals are still allowed to publish. and El Nuevo Diarmo, the remaining independent daily newspaper, is run by pre-revolution writers for La Prensa, which was earlier this year. shut down
4 Page 4 THE UBYSSEY October Tuesday, 7, 1986 There appears to be a growingnumber of people who believe education should only be pursued for its economic value. This is evident in the recent remarks made by postsecondary education minister that only those students who can afford the mounting costs of education should further their schooling. Does this mean the Socred minister does not feel that education is a purpose in its self? Public education originated in the United States to educate a largely ignorant population to the point where they were fit to vote. The power to select a responsible government-was meaningless unless the population was conscious of the decisions it was making. t seems ironic the education system is now being compromised by the government. To take this absurd point of view it may be suspected that the ruling bodies of this province are guilty of an attempt to de-educate the public and hence eliminate the presence of rigorous thought in this province. This ties into the Socred refusal to hold open public debate before the provincial election. They expect the public to make rash, emotional decisionsbasedsolelyoncharisma. t should not be forgotten that elections were meanto select the party with the soundest policies, hot the best showmen. f a society that produces cheap unquestioning labour is required - one that is good for business that profits by selling raw resources - then we are heading in the right direction. f, however, we want a society that caters to the individual, and requires that business be a means to the prosperity of the individual, not a means in itself, we are going backwards. Student sad as mob scene seals fate of debate was saddened by your Oct. 3 report on Bill Vander Zalm s visit to UBC, where a mob scene took the place of a proper debate on the future of education in B.C. Education is an important issue, and how we vote on this issue in the coming provincial election should be based on rational a evaluation of the facts: (1) Tuition plus student fees for a student taking 18 units in arts, science or education come to $1656 for 1986/87, compared to $630 in 1980/81, an increase of over a thousand dollars in 6 years - a direct consequence of shrinking university funding from the provincial govern- ment. B.C. university students now pay the highest fees in Canada. (2) The average debt load for UBC students graduating in 1986 is $15,000, compared to $3,000 in This 5-fold increase in 2 years arose from the elimination of the student grant program by the provincial government in (3) Out of 25 Canadian universities surveyed, the average salary for UBC faculty, which was ranked 2nd in 1981/82, plunged to 17th in 1985/86, causing a mass exodus of our best faculty members. The departure of our best professors, the increased teaching load for the remainder, the overcrowded classes, and the decrease in new ac- Zalm shuns questions The Socred evasion of issues policy has a new dimension after Vander Zalm s UBC visit. t now appears the Socreds intend to decline prior notice of their leader s public engagements in hopes of avoiding anyone who might pose a sincere or relevant question. The man with the used car salesman perma-grin was escorted around campus by a phalanx of 50 to 60 Socred youth (does UBC have that many or were they bussed in?) who seemed to be the only ones with advance knowledge of their leader s arrival. Only because had cut classes early did happen upon the commotion in the SUB and was able to join the chorus of Socreds Out. Another low in democracy has been reached when a premier lacks enough gumption to give sufficient prior notice of a public appearance, in order to cover up his lack of popularity. Cameras rolled and another media event gave the illusion of a majority of enthusiastic and admiring followers on campus, while in reality, the vast majority of students detest the prospect another bill for the Socreds deplorable fare. of Allan Davidson agriculture 2 THE UBYSSEY October 7, 1986 The Ubyssey is published Tuesday and Friday throughout the academic year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and ate not necessarily those of the administration or the AMs. Member Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey s editorial office is SUB 241k. Editorial department, 2#)-2#)1/2#)6. Advertising David Ferman. host of Jaoparody, read off the categories for the second round: The topcs are Biology. Ruskin ntght spots, Nuclear Physics, Anthropology. Nervous N.D.P. leaders. Engineering and Famous Ubyssey Staffers. Since Rick Hieben S last with he starts this round. Famous Ubyssey Staffers for $200. Thas Ubyssey staffer shares the same last name as a former Prime Minster who always wore bow ties, even in the shower. Who is Peter MacDougall? answered Hieben. Who is Malcolm Pearson? asked Jennifer Lyall. who was hoplng for copy of the home game. Famous Ubyssey Staffers for $400. This Ubyssey staffer relaxes by reading Ovid in Latin, skydlvlng nude and by %unting Bill Vander- Zap s election promises." Who is Evelyn Jacob? answered Hheben. Who is Corinne Biorge? answered Lyall. m sorry. said Ferrnan. the correct question is Who S Michael Groberrnan Now its tlme for Final Jeoparody. The answer is This Ubyssey staffer will probably say Thw S the stuptdest staff box ve ever read! The gomer who wrote it should be shotl quisitions of library books and laboratory equipment, all led to a drastic decline in the quality of education at U.B.C. (4) For our graduates, the job prospects are grim. At 12.2 per cent, B.C. s unemployment rate is nearly double that of Ontario. The most important natural resource of British Columbia is not our forests, nor our minerals, nor EXPO. t is our people. Only education can develop the potential of our most important natural resource - a fact our provincial government has consistently failed to realize. Billions were wasted on EXPO, while the future of our people crumbled with our education system. As members of this University, we must make education an important issue in this coming election by writing letters our to newspapers, and we must ask whether the many years of misguided policies will be corrected by a mere handsome face-change.. Dr. William Hsieh Oceanography Commie pinko writers fitatrated The frustrations of the radical leftists who write for The Ubyssey is understandable: British Columbia now has a populist free enterprise leader who is attracting student support in droves, and is well on his way to winning the largest electoral majority in B.C. history. However, The Ubyssey s attempts to stifle the public demand for Bill Vander Zalm are nothing short of despicable. Under the guise of responsible journalism, the so-called reporters who covered the premier s tour of UBC on October 1 misconstrued rish wake marks the entire morning s events to suit their own political purposes. The reporter estimated the group of young Socreds at 100, even the Vancouver Sun said there were 200 young Socreds, and the actual crowd was pushing 500. Giving the opposition people 30 was excep- tionally generous, there were perhaps 15 of them, most of whom were not UBC students. As the premier moved through the campus, hundreds of students who were uninvolved in the partisan mob pushed through to catch a glimpse of the premier and to shake his hand. This was very clear on the evening news, but obviously The Ubyssey students don t watch TV. Bill Vander Zalm s visit to UBC was indeed a landmark; a Social Credit leader visited campus, and was mobbed by enthusiastic students. The Ubyssey s desperate attempt revisionist history is deplored by all students who cherish responsible and fair journalism. Dennis Prouse arts 4 education s demise As witness a to Mr. Vander overcrowding in classes and student fering from declining standards and Zalm s fumbling with note cards debt loads. resources at UBC. Perhaps that is when Liberal leader Art Lee con- t s a bad time to be a youth in why the premier has emphasized his fronted the premier over the issue B.C. We have a premier who wants commitment to lower the price of of education, it comes as no sur- to re-examine minimum wage in the beer, so that his young supporters prise that Socreds do not want to service sector as a means of wiping will have something in which to debate. it out. The fact is that the majority drown their sorrows. Poor Vander Zalm had nothing of people occupy low paying jobs in John Pennant to offer this province or university the service sector and some are sufin any concrete measure to stop B.C. from becoming educational an Socreds prevent B. C. arts 3 1 backwater. While Vander Zalm read note cards, Lee continued to from unmasking populism Dress him on the fact that federal government monies were still being The wheel is being reinvented - diverted from education. again. This time by Bill Vander The father of restraint in educa- Zalm in the form of populism. We tion gave a speech at Sedgewick don t have to look too far back in Library to a busload of his sup- history to learn the lessons of porters and concerned students. populism - the name of the Euro- The premiir s speech went as far as pean brand this century is now saying We want to work together synonymous with dicatatorship. with you. Ergo history and education can be Unfortunately, judging from the dangerous for populists, so tell premier s track record on education poor people they don t deserve do not think too many students or higher education. educators will want to work towards And so we have the following their own demise. No concrete pro- quote from Russ Fraser, the Social posals were offered from. the Credit minister for post-secondary premier to alleviate the problems of education, Those who can t af- ford should it examine their priorities before jumping head first into huge debt through student loans. So beware if you have a large student loan: the Socreds don t think you should really be at university. After all, why worry about trying to provide jobs for graduates when you can give the people circuses and cake instead. Populism is no substitute for democracy, with all its faults. Jeanette Leitch graduate student forestry economics
5 r- " - " Tuesday, October 7, 1986 THE UBYSSEY Page 5 4 simple; simp& move eachletter-two spaces down in the alphabet. Even with the code, there is a significant time lag in figuring out the message. This heightened awareness of learning disabilities as well as the After finished swearing concerning the article "Let starving leave UBC", and my more rational side took over, saw clearly that it was written for the purpose of sensa- tionalism. However, have decided many other barriers faced by excep- to take the bait. tional people is the goal of Exceptional Persons' Week. On Oct. Th economic status of many 8-10, there will be a series of UBC students is dismal, so John demonstrations, simulations, lec- Foster, author of above stated artitures, and displays in the Student cle, should take off his blinkers and U.nion Building and Scarfe look around. Grants have been Building. Experience playing a eliminated since 1982, while rents, board game with a visual impair- food, and tuition fees have since inment or the difficulties of getting creased. t is obvious that a univeraround campus in a wheelchair. sity education is now for the elite, which in my eyes, is highly unfair. f the AMS were to set up a foodbank 'm sure it wouldebe well appreciated and used with proper discretion. As for John's belief that the AMS foodbank would be abused, and his statement " eat well, would certainly take free handouts", 1 would strongly recommend that he review his morals. Any students with a little extra time per week, please contact the AMs. We could use a little positive energy in organizing a student foodbank. Mary Lynn Barron Nursing 4 U.S. timber tariffs will hurt B.C. economy The imposition of an American tariff on Canadian softwood lumber will adversely affect all Canadians, particularly British Columbians. This province derives approximately half of its revenue from the forests. A U.S. tariff will cripple B.C.'s most important industry. n order to protect its domestic lumber interests, the U.S. government is forcing the huge American housing industry and others to pay more for B.C. lumber. U.S. builders prepared a report, proving that a lumber tariff will eliminate more jobs in the housing industry than it will save in the U.S. forest sector. Since the rc!ease of that report last year, the American housing industry has remained relatively quiet on the tariff issue. f B.C. lumber customers in the U.S. are willing to pay more to try to keep the extra dollars generated by a tariff - by imposing a lumber export duty on thiside of the border. The revenue generated by the duty could then be put back in the forest industry, perhaps as a fund to help the forest companies refinance the huge capital debts they incurred during the recession. Dave Duncan forestry 4 students for forestry awareness A symposium on RELGON and ECONOMCS NEED MONEY? SCOOTER SAVER SALE THEY'RE EASYTO RDE. EASYTO PARK. STNGY ON GAS. AND OH-SO ECONOMCAL! EXCLUSVE FACTORY AUTHORZED SALE OF EXPO DEMONSTRATOR SCOOTERS! *VERY LOW MLEAGE * FREE - FULL FACTORY WARRANTY r NEW 1985 L) Two-stroke rnew 1985 ELTE 150s engine. V-Matic \ transmission. Electric start. Locking storage compartment. REGULARSW SALE $899 Liquid-cooled four-stroke -Matic" transmission. Electric start. Locking storage compartment.. REGULAR 1986 P RCEM SALE $1 899 < HAVE WE HAVE YOU DEMONSTRATOR 1986 ELTE 80s Four-stroke englne V-Matlc " transmlsslon Belt drlve Electrlc start. REGULAR $1899 DEMO SALE $1499 r 7 NEW 1986 Two-stroke engine. wtomatic clutch.electricsta.. Front and rear suspensi n. r NEW s REGULARS893 Liquid-cooled 244 cc fourstroke engine. V-Matic. transmission. Quartz headliaht. SEEN THE FABULOUS HELX? 2 DEMOS.. SALE PRCED! informative and 7 'ER BECOME AN NTRAMURAL REFEREE! We are looking for en- Referees are paid accorthusiastic and assertive ding to the level of play men and women to work officiated ($6.00-$10.00). as officials in Canada's largest intramural sports A short series of free program. clinics you do not have to be Will be offered to all an experienced referee. Potential referees- These The UBC ntramural Pro- Clinics will deal with: first gram will teach you how to aid, UBC ntramural rules officiate in any of a andpointers on how to be number of sports: soccer, effective referee. a hockey, basketball, and volleyball. All individuals interested in becoming an ntramural Referee will attend the following clinics: ORENTATON FRST AD Wednesday, October 8 Thursday, October 9 12:30 p.m. Room 60 7:OO p.m. Osborne Gym Home Economics Building Unit Classroom FOR MORE NFORMATON, CONTACT: THE UBC ntramural Sports Program Room 66 Lower SUB Concourse Under the Granville Bridqe, at 4th Van. Ave.,
7 Tuesday, 7, 1986 THE UBYSSEY Page 7 Rink Birds beat Canucks the Birds to see how they stand. f Professional hockey was played like By DAVD FERMAN The Vancouver Canucks lost their sixth pre-season game last Wednesday night in front of a delighted standing-room only Vancouver crowd. Not cynical, disloyal fans but staunch supporters of the home team Thunderbirds. Yes, six to five in a quick-paced, entertaining match. Before you go clamoring for a Point Grey NHL franchise it should be noted the teams switched defences and goaltenders. The first period was a slow affair with the Canucks scoring the lone goal and outshooting the Birds 12 to seven, despite lacking a definite teritorial advantage. The game saw some good full length rushes, lots of missed passes and almost no whistles. Ex-Canuck Darcy Rota said, You could call it a gentleman s period of hockey, no hitting. But guess it s a good opportunity for Reld hockey Birds mix weekend t was a mixed weekend for UBC men s field hockey. All three teams were in action on Saturday afternoon in the Vancouver League with varied success. n a poorly refereed and chippy game, the varsity team lost a close game one-nothing to Richmond. Dave Smith played particularly well in goal despite the loss. this d still be playing. The second period got off to a more energetic start with Paul Abbott making a speedy end to end rush and Scott Fearns decking Steve Tambelini with a heavy body check. At 4:18 Bruce Pritchard banged in a rebounduring a scramble around the net and tied things up. Gradually the pace picked up as Taylor Hall barely missed. He put the puck through Wendell Young s pads only to watch it go through the crease after a deft Tony Tanti pass in the circle. But Tanti was redeemed a few minutes later when after a face off he ripped a wrist shot along the ice for what looked like an effortless goal. The second period saw few whistles but uncalled tripping got out of hand. And after forty minutes the Canucks led two to one. At 1:24 of the third, Thunderbird forward Mark Trotzuk stole a page from the Tony Tanti book of dekes and slipped a beautiful goal in from the right circle. The move proved to the fans the T-Birds have undeniable talent and the friendly scrimmage took on a higher meaning. Despite being outshot, the birds were determined to make it a close contest. Suddenly the gentleman s game got nasty and trouble began. After some chippy play between Kevin Griffin and Jim Sandlak the glove; came off. n the second division, the junior Griffin promtly hoisted Sandlak varsity team tied with the Grasshop- off the ice and dumpted him back pers one-one. Cam Wallace scored down. Only a few punches were the lone UBC goal. thrown and the two were quickly The third division UBC team separated. salvaged the weekend with a strong two-nothing win over West Vancouver. George Saunders notched The third period saw ing. Canuck winger Crawford scored and then the no check- Steve Baker two goals in the win. show started. At 9:16 the Birds winger snapped one by Canuck goalie Frank Caprice. Eleven seconds later he flew past Craig Coxe and shoveled a backhand rebound past a stunned Caprice. The tally mounted and the Birds seemed to be steamrolling over the pros, leading six to three. But in the last five minutes the Canucks offence controlled the puck. They scored for the fourth time with Crawford s second goal and with 2:27 left Dave Bruce put the Canucks within one goal. With one minute left the Canucks pulled Caprice and swarmed around the Birds net. The Birds held on despite being outshot 53 to 26. Birds coach Terry O Malley was pleased with the Birds but admitted he was mainly watching the other guys. Overall our defence and forwards were strong. They knew they had to be alert with the skill level they faced, he said. O Malley said the game stand outs were Wendell Young and Birds goalle Carl Repp who played one and a half periods. O Malley added there was much hitting. You are trying to refine skills. You want to try to square off against the other guys in the end zones, rather than annihiliate the other guys, said O Malley. The proceeds from the scrimmage went to the Father David Bauer Hockey Scholarship Fund. This past weekend the Birds finished third in the Empress Cup in Regina. They lost to the eventual Cup champs, Calgary, six to one and beathe host Regina six to four. So you re still not convinced that you should write sports. Well damn you what more can say. Just c mon in and write some sports. t s one hell of a way to get your start in the wonderful world of journalism. Visit us in SUB 241K and ask for the Smrts God. not S YOUR MAL UNDELVERABLE? 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8 Page 8 UBYSSEY THE October Tuesday, 7, 1986 c UBC footballers bounce 'Bison By PETER BERLN victory. UBC quarterback Jordan Gagner The victory ran the 'Birds record picked the University of Manitoba to five wins in five Western nterdefence apart at the seams in collegiate Football League matches Thunderbird Stadium as he passed thiseason and enabled them to for 238 yards to steer the 'Birds to a stay at number one in the national A+'. By SVETOZAR KONTC The UBC mens soccer team won a pair of games at home this weekend against prarie opposition to remain both undefeated and the number one ranked team in Canada. On Friday afternoon the 'Birds defeated Calgary two to nothing in a rough physical affair. "t will be the most rugged game we have all year," said UBC coach Dick Mosher. Mosher said Calgary has always been a physical team but the referee was partly responsible for letting the game get away. "The referee could have called a much tighter game. By allowing the chippiness to continue he let the game get out of hand," said Mosher. Gregor Young scored on a set play, once again proving the effectiveness of UBC special teams. Ken Mullaney scored the other goal. On Saturday UBC went on a scoring binge rolling over a weak Lethbridge side seven to nothing. Mike Allina and John Gasperac scored two goals each while Byron Gayfor, Steve Burns and Kevin Col-, UBC SOCCER PLAYER keeps his eye on the ball:.: bow added singles. UVC women squelch 'Birds hopes palty corner plays and free play. The 'Birds, having lost one- "We finally connected as a unit and played as a real team," said nothing to UVC two weeks ago, seemed to be afraid to play their of- Blaxland. fensive game. UVC scored the The first game on Sunday against goal on a-penalty comer the University Of Alberta was a struggle for the 'Birds, who were play mid-way though the first half. down one-nil at the half. The 'Birds The second half saw many scor- rankings. man picked off two passes to run Even though the 10-point winn- his total for the season to seven: the ing margin was their narrowest of best in the conference. the season the 'Birds were only Frank Smith, the 'Birds coach, briefly threatened after they explod- had spotted a weakness in the ed for 14 points.in the second Bison. secondary watching quarter. The first 15 minutes were films during the week. Gagner went fairly even. The Bison made good to work on their seams in the seprogress banging the ball up the cond quarter hitting Mike Bellefonmiddle with a short passing and taine twice. running game. He followed that with a 26-yard By the end of the game Bison the completion to tight end Tom Vlasic had gained 169 yards on the which carried the 'Birds to the ground; 30 more than the 'Birds. Bisons four-yard line. Two plays But the 'Birds enjoyed massive later Terry Cochrane banged it in throwing superiority. Bison from the two. quarterback Doug Lynch managed After 12 and a half minutes of the only 149 yards through the air and second quarter UBC struck again. threw three interceptions. Bruce McDonald returned a kick 33 Lynch was fine with short passes yards to put the 'Birds in range. but the weakness of his arm and the Gagner then dumped a short pass to strength of the 'Birds secondary tight end Rob Ros who swept nght meant the only long completions he to complete a 20-yard touch-down threw were to defenders. Mark Nor- in the corner. Carey Bymoen, UBC's field goal kicker made no mistake with his second conversion. Brieflyin the fourth quarter the Bison hauled themselves into the match. They plodded down to the 'Birds goal-line. UBC stopped them on a second and one but were penalized. But on their third attempt the Bison rammed the ball over for a major. Manitoba scored on a convert and then added another single on a 65 yard kick-off to pull within six points of UBC. Gamer responded with a 20 yard completion to Ros in the soft area on the right of the Bison secondary and then fullback Mass Geremia gained two first downs with a sweep to the left and a reception to move the 'Birds within field goal range. Bymoen made no mistake from 23 yards. Bymoen completed scoring with a 20-yard field goal. Soccer men roll over praries ing opportunities for the 'Birds, including a shot rebounding off UVC's goal post. But they were unable to put the ball in the net. "We were unlucky. But then UVC played very well - they shut down our key players," said Wilson. The vidory put WC solidly in fmt place. for UBC to have a chance for firstplace,uvcwouldhave to lose two of their three games at the fmal Canada Wat Tournament, which wiu be hosted by UBC in two weeks time. Team W L T PS Victoria UBC Alberta Calgary f"""""""""""""""" '1 CAMPUS CUTS a CHEEPER PEEPERS:! Hair Styles for Men & Women Eyeglasses SPECAL ; Mosher said being able to score a bunch of goals had given the team a real boost. "We really managed to convert our chances in the game. f we've had a weakness at all this year it's been putting the ball in the net," said Mosher. UBC's next game will be on Wednesday against the Simon Fraser University Clansmen in the Diachem Bowl here on campus. "ts going to be an excellent game. SFU plays a fairly similar style to us. They like to use the ball," said Mosher. Despite being at the top UBC has no real security as only one team, the division champion, move to on the CAU championships in Toronto. "The winner in the final game of the season between us and Victoria will go on to the nationals in Toronto. That's the whole thing about the Canada West League. All you have to do is make one slip and its all over," said Mosher. "The only time wewill possibly be able to relax is if we go into the final game in Victoria three or more points up." 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