--NW The Canadian Armed Forces released pictures this week of its trim new warship undergoing creek Waterloo faculty researchprs who demonstrate thq craft :s re~?olutionarv new propulsion an‘d/armament er Yelay s/lonsored by the jock department. As in all competitive elJents, somebod.v won.
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Although narrowly defeating a motion at its meeting last tuesday calling on the administration -to reserve 67 percent graduate space for Canadian citizens, the graduate union has decided to make canadianization a major concern. Canadianization motions which were passed included . a recommenda tion to the administration concerning the policy of advertising for graduate posts. The union urged that all advertisements for posts at canadian universities should be placed first in Canadian publica tions ; that no adver‘tisements shoulg be placed abroad unless no-one has replied to the Canadian ads and that grads who are-Canadian citizens or landed immigrants should be given preference. Leo Lehtiniem was finally elected chairman .of a commitee to investigate the entire canadhis ianization issue ; although personal proposals-including the 67 percent stipulation-were voted down 5 to 3. ’ While Lehtiniem stated the 67 percent was a very conservaunion president tive figure, Gerry Fuller: and a majority of members felt the item could safely be deleted. The union also has asked the Gazette to publish a list of facu1ty appointments indicating and former citizenship Posts and papers connected with the appointee so graduate students
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can in future investigate specific cases if _ ,they feel a non-Canadian had been appointed to a post that a Canadian could occupy. No commitment, however, has been received from the administration paper. Other matters dealt with at the meeting included : l 3 report by treasurer Philip English which stated
Adlinatbn Al Adlington, one of the few remaining members of Gerry Hagey’s Old Guard, will resign as operations vice-president here on june 30 to become Western’s administration and finance vicepresident. He joined Hagey’s Waterloo College in 1955 as its first full-time administrator, No successor will be named until after new administration president Bert Matthews &kes office and the university’s management study is completed. Adlington cited “personal happiness’ as his reason for leaving, and felt the change of environment would be stimulating. He had worked closely with Hagey over the years and is kndwn to have been contemplat; ing a move since Hagey resigned in 1968. Two recent job offers - from
Canadiarkution the union had incurred a \$500 to $600 debt, ($450 is .presently owed to _ the business office _virhich is threatening to cut off all future grad bookings unless payment by next September uias guaranteed 6y letter. The union could not say whether there would be funds at all in especially since September, administration president Petch
had decided to suspend the collection of the $22 activity fee from grads until they decide on remaining within the federation of students) ; l two further matters brought ~ up by English: one being a request for another $100 to return the voluntary fee to those grads claiming it, the other being a budget proposal for a “breakaway” graduate student union. __ Such a union would, have a ‘fee of $14 per member per term. Calculation of this figure was determined by reducing the present $22 federation Ee by the chevron subscription price -of $8 (it actually takes $4.90 of the’ $22). English feels that “any Western and the University of Vicof our members who wish to retoria - led to the present decision. ceive the chevron could do so on He scoffed at the suggestion in last payment df the asubscription friday’s Kitchener-Waterloo Rec- price,” alt(hough he makes no asord that he was leaving because surances that graduate students the presidency here was given to would not take papers freely acsomeone else. -cessible to anyone on campus. He replaces 60-year old -Ross English’s budget also allows Willis at Western. Willis has held for 12 issues of the grad bag at the shame position for the past 31 $100 per issue though actual years. cost, according to editor Tom P?well is between $160 andI .$170 His contributions to FASS Nite per issue. in past years made him well known to students. His leaving will add One further decision ten tered significantly to the increasingly on the question oJ open meetings. faceless and impersonal nature of The union decided to vote on the university bureaucracy. open executive meetings at L its Exactly ‘20 years &o, Al grad‘next meeting after Powell threatened to resign. General uated from Western. “If they’d looked at my marks from ’ then, meetings, however, will be open they might not have hired me,” in the future regardless of the vote results. he chuckled.
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Camp Columbia is ahead . of !ust year’s schedule Camp Columbia, the student operated and financed summer camp, is progressing very well with plans at least two months ahead of last year. As well as the ever present need of money, the camp staff reports that as part of the crafts program they will n&d large numbers of used books and magazines. The director, Bill Jackson, warns again& sending harold robbins classics and the like as he
feels that ‘reading such literature would greatly impede the counsellors’ so&al productivity . Also on the agenda is work on some new semi-permanent camper sleeping structure& If ydu . see a peculiar looking structure grow up over night on campus you can be sure it’s not the gnomes but probably the intrepid camp staff’s housing unit. All. in all everything der c&itrol.
City cops make Last thursday night-for the second time in a week-a student was arrested at a campus center pub. The student had apparently been drinking obtside the pub door and was taken into custody after hassling a police officer over refusing to return to the pub. For the last three months city police have been‘ employed for pub duty rather than university security guards, a practice which began when several guards were not available because of illness and -city police ‘were assigned instead. Since then, campus guards have not volunteer& for this overtime duty because they receive only $3.25 per hour while city police receive $5 per hour for the same function. The security off ice explains that campus guards would be assigned if they volunteered ; otherwise city police are procured. According to people who sponsor pubs as well as campus center turnkeys, campus police generally are niore tactful than regular officers in enforcing drinking laws. One turnkey commented that a
drinker outside the pub is more likely to b& cooperative if it is explained to him that he is jeopardizing the * campus center’s liquor licence. . Although several pub sponsors offered to pay campus police as much as city police, they must abide by the unive.rsity’s pay scale and are not in a position to make such a decision. Security chief Al Romenco was unavailable to commeht on the suggestion that the scale be revised or that some other .means of payment be devised.
MM is grass boots club A new political activities club has been formed on campus. This group, the mind liberation front, is a coalition of groups formed around the legalization of marijuana. The MLF has plans for a number of activities throughout the summer. All those interested .in joining should contact George Meteskey at university ext. 3459. /
GUELPH (staff )-After two weeks with the threat of bankruptcy looming over its head, the university of Guelph student assembly has arranged a $20,000 bank loan to cover outstanding debts. The student government has been in financial difficulty since january when student pledges to join the voluntary union by paying a $15.50 per term fee dropped from 76 to. an estimated 20 per ’ cent of the student body. Past assembly president John Flegg, admonished in ma?ch for arbitrarily closing the student press, the Ontarion, collected the fee for two terms but had riot paid any bills since,Beptember. When student support waned in january, the union was at least $10,000 in debt-a bill that included $3,000 owing to the Guelph administration. An eleventh-hour attempt to recoup losses failed miserably about two weeks ago when the feature attraction of an assembl y-spdnsored rock festivalthe Guess Who-did not show up. Tickkets had to be refunded. Much of the money originally paid to the union could not be accounted for when the assembly’s centralized book-keeping ,system broke down. By this system, funds were pooled, and expenses for all activities came from, only one account. A change in hired business managers was cited as &he reason funds were misallocated and ineptly handled. The assembly was only saved from declaring bankruptcy by a ban negotiated on its $20,000 interest in the Guelph campus copresident Administration w \
Winegard has refused to accept what the assembly claims is a growing demand to return to an adirriinistration-collected compulsory fee until at least 85% of the students voice approval. Present assembly president David Simpson‘ calls for a more secuie use of the fee by establishing separate, essentially autonomous spheres of activity -such as an authority for social and cultural athletics (comparable to the Waterloo federation of students’ board of student activities). Under the plan, a union council executive would act only in the capacity oc an activity coordinating body. The Ontarion, which. had depended upon a portion of the old voluntary fee, has become incorporated and now sells term subscriptions (ten issues) for $2.00 per student, or individual papers at 25 cents apiece. To date, only 300 subscriptions have been sold on a campus of 2000 summer students. Radio Griffin, in receipt of a recent administration grant of $25,000 and as yet, according to a reliable source< with only one broadcast outlet, is also in financial trouble and has .begun accepting advertising.
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Larry Caesar and Bill Jackson examine plans for Carrip Co&mbia which were recently submitted by architecture students for a class project. Most of the plans were not practical considering their budget requirements.
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Pollution Last week, the Canadian government finally saw fit to ban use by the individual consumer of two herbicides which are highly suspected of causing birth deformities. The two herbicides commonly known as 2,4-D and 2, 4, 5-T, produced by Dow Chemical, Litton Industries and others, are the main weapons used by the U.S. military for biochemical warfare in Vietnam. Recently available research reports by the U.S. government indicate that 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T cause severe pre-&al deformities when ingested ‘by pregnant mice and rats. The research w& carried out when it became obvious that in defoliated areas in Vietnam, the incidence of defdrmed babies increased significantly. All indications point to the fact that pregnant Vietnamese women were ingesting a component of these herbicides (dioxin) in drinking water which had been contaminated. The extent of damage to humans in Vietnam has not yet been reliably estimated but at the present time more than five million acres of that country (approximately 12% of its total land mass) has been heavily Sprayed with a number of biological warfare agents, mainly 2,4,5-T. Most often the herbieides have been used in populated areas; villages and hamlets tihich are considered “unfriendly” to the U.S. -cause of democracy in Sotitheast Asia. Recently, the programme of crop destruction, begun by L the U.S. war machine in 1962, has been stepped up. The ultimate aim of the crop destruction programme is to deprive the Viet Cong of food supplies by biochemicaly destroying agricultural
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Long-Term Effects There are indications that aside from the short term effects of defoliation, which result in prolonged starvation, a number of long-term hazards seem likely. All reports indicate that vegetation, particularly hardwoods, do not regenerate quickly after defoliation. It has also been shown that in marshy areds, 2,4,,5-T causes lateralization. Lateralization results when organic matt?r in .the soil ceases to be produced normally, the soil breaks down and forms a substance not unlike brick. This is an irreversible ecological process. Defoliation, as it his been carried out extensively in Vieti ,nam through the “use of 1 these herbicides, has also had marked changes on the ecological balance ‘of the area. Destructibn of vegetation, especially around delta and river areas, has made subsistence impossible for organisms which were the main food supply of fish-one of the few protein staples in that country’s diet. This may seem a minor dislocation in a country where napalm bombing and freefire techniques are commonplace. But its effects are widespread. Chemical warfare has and is creating millions of refugees, destroying the -,means to feed them, and rendering the agricultural area incapable of further support for an unknown period of time. Investigations have confirmed that dioxin remains active in soils which have been sprayed as long as fourteen months
A Current Issue ( Despite the fact that the effects of these chemicals were made knpwn over a year ago by the Pentagon, the sale of 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T continued on the open market to Canadian householders until l&t week. Now the individual householder can no longer procure it, but no mention was made of its use by industry. Most municipalities spray roadways each springtime. Hydro and telephone companies use sprays to clear undergrowth along power lines. In diluted forms, these herbicides are used on such common weeds as dandelions and on fodder crops such as corn for domestic animals. Last year the U.S. government scientists began testing 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T for yet another , reason. Millions of young chicks died after having eaten certain types of processed feed containing dioxin. It is known that under heat, dioxin can be produced’ into a whole class of chemical substances, some of which have been found in animal feeds. Scientists now speculate that dioxin present even in dilute forms of 2,4, 5-T remains in the harvested corn and its by-products. In this manner it is passed up the food chain. Bio-assays on chick embryos revealed that all the embryos were killed by’ dioxin poisoning. There is every reason to suspect that if the organism survives, (a chick perhaps), the dioxin will be passed on to the consymer . Care for some Kentucky fried chicken?
GUELPH, (staff)-J. Percy Smith, former executive secretary of the Canadian association of uni= versity teachers (CAUT) will likely be appointed academic vice-president by the university of Guelph board of governors at its may 22 meeting. Smith, a Shaw scholar, will replace Burt Matthews who leaves Guelph july 1st to b$ome p?esi-, dent of the university of Waterloo. Though the secluded Matthews has previously stated that he has -“never seen examples of in(tustry influencing university programs, either on-the-side, or through the board of governors,” Smith-an outspoken “liberal’‘-has criticised the intrusion of business and \ industry into university affairs. states ’ Smith, “Intellectual wakefulness, ”
Long after the war regardless of the vic‘problems and their be deeply felt by all people.
not So naive-“expresses itself through. penetration, analysis and criticism-through individuality and the willingness not to conform-even through outright heresy and rebellion, but not through uncritical acceptance of prescribyd policy, whether of corporation, church or government. ” Smith reserves his strongest criticism for applying principles of business efficiency to universities and programs such as the tri-me_ster system. \ Matthews., his predecessor and a soils scientist states “we should listen‘to people in industry.” Sgith received his PhD from Berkeley and was a professor of english at Saskatchewan for ten years until 1958. He has written for the university of Toronto quarterly, the Yale review, the Shavian, the Tamarack review and the C.B.C. Times. friday
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Let’s hear ‘it for the library. They’ve gone and put all the oversize books back into the shelves with all the regular, ordiThis sounds pracnary books. tical enough, but hard hats and football pads are becoming the order of the day over there. Ask the guy who tripped over one and broke his arm if he thinks it’s a wonderful idea. Ask the people with bloody noses. They don’t think it’s a wonderful idea. * * * Somewhere well hidden in the last Gazette was a small item about John Robarts being on campus two weeks ago to see a play. The play was part of the Ontario high school drama fes),ival. John was not attending as premier or anything, just as a parent. His son Tim was in a play where the workers have some sort of contest with the ruling class. Tim was one of the workers. This is corrupt and degradacious behavior . - Tim would. make a better junior executive, I think. I would like to personally congratulate the PP&P tree experts for selecting the poetic weeping willow to enhance the lawns around the faculty club. Although the hills used around campus to hide roads and parking lots burn in mid-summer. from lack of water, these stalwarts of landscaping boldly decided that weeping willows would do well on the top of a hill. They sure will. Mother nature just plants them in wet, boggy areas for the hell of it. The trees will die, says a biolo-
gist friend of mine, in a year or two. It’s nice to know that PP&P plans to have enough money around to buy new ones by then. Great. * * * All next week will be the annual pretty-up-the-campus week as mommies and daddies flock to see junior take his degree. And the bigwigs come to get softened (sloshed) up for the sell. I’ve heard that neither Honest Ed nor what’s-his-face have come through yet. Tough luck fund raisers. * * * The Woodstock Victoria cum Empire cum Elizabeth Day parade was - a big hit again this year. Three or four of the floats told all the mummies and daddies that revolution is bad and the bible is the way. One was half right when it denounced money moguls, but it depicted dirty corn- ,, mie revolutionaries as hairy satanic KNIFE-WIELDING monsters. Who uses knives? Molotov cocktails maybe, but knives? Oh well Woodstock tommies still may be a bit romantic. There were lots of bands, herds of six to ten year old baton twirlers that couldn’t some of which were boys. Their mommies had them dressed- real pretty. The I colors were a bit different from convocation, but I think the idea was the same. The best part of the whole parade was when some bikers rumbled through in full grease regalia as part ,of the parade. Liberals, bah.
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If the closed door to the rap room in the campus center has turned <you away, look at it again. An arrow, directs you to the campus center office where the turnkey on duty will be able to direct you to a counsellor or a volunteer. The shortage of volunteers in the summer term has meant that the room itself may be closed but people remain available on call so that rap room in effect remains open 24 hours a \ day. These people, as well as the hi-line at 745-4733 (7p.m. to 7 a.m.) are ready to talk to ,anyone about educational, social and drug problems or direct them to people who can better assist, them. For instance, if someone is on a bad trip, a counsellor can be notified. Counselling services and health services have set up arrangement whereby z,“wner will be administered through health services when required and counselling will provide a person to assist the
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AVING SO’LVED ONE OF Nature’s Riddles and patented her Basic Struciure, Bucky Fuller warits to save the world from Oblivion. ’ -’ _ His rbad map to Utopia goes like,this: Man has always had all he needed. He lived on an earth with infinite a’mounts of all the raw materials from which to fashion the good life. He took the easiest route to wealth. Now the earth is in trouble; The fossil fuels are depleted, populations explode, the earth’s ecology is traumatized by greed and carelessness, and man can always push the button and blow himself away. Enter Buckminster Fuller with The Torch of Hope. “The Design Science Invention Revolutioncarried out by students and scientists can save Man and tiake him a sucess, if nuclear, obliteration can be staved off for the next 30 years.” Utopia or Oblivion is Fuller’s Gospel of the Salvation of Spaceship Earth.
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Bucky Fuller must be classified among that curious American species of wigged-out inventor-capitalists translated by Puckish Fame into a most wondrous creature to behold. He is Thomas Edison of a Thousand and One Inventions crossed with Henry Ford and his Ship of Peace. Patent number 2,682,235 issued in June 1954 translated R. Buckminster Fuller. He was no longer the mad scientist tinkering in his basement. The patenting of the geodesic d&me legitamized Fuller. He was a success and the 5% royalties on every dome constructed quickly made him wealthy. \ In America, success, money and power d6 not corrupt. Success glorifies. Money cannoriizes. Absolute Power deifies. Whether a Rockefeller qr a- Ford is the Force of Good or the Force of Evil is irrelevant. By God and Free Enterprise they are gods.
He appears to be just another retired businessman wearing an oversized tan trench coat, ‘ready-made s&its, a white shirt collar too large for his neck, hearing aid eyeglasses land an Omega watch on each wrist. Slack skin hanging from his firm jaw and his bald head wreathed by close cropped white hair __ give witness to his 75 years. , Buckminster Fuller delivers an address that accelerates like a s&oke-belching steam engine. He fidgets, stammers and stutters when he begins. Then he starts to warm to his ‘topicthe delivery becomes smooth and quick. The ideas energize his body. He gesticulates with his arms as if they were pistons reactThe geodesic dome insured Fuller’s cannoing to an explosiod of thought. The-concepts nization. Today Fuller is a Latter Day Saint - spark from his mind until the audience ex-’ of the Only in Ainerica Through Industrializasickness trying, to keep periences motion tion Thanks to Free Enterprise Can W‘e pace with his visions. Save the World Church of Metaphysical PragHe stops. A little bewildered by the dazed . matism. yaudience. He begins to backpedal and plead. Prophet of the design science invention re“I’ve had people say, ‘You’re an optimist.’ volution, consultant to NASA (he explain5 why I don’t like the word optimist because it the Moon shot is good for humanity) and toutmeans you’re looking at things with rosy glased by the whole earth catalog, Fuller is emses. I’m still’ a mechanic. I carry a machinists bracing the most antagonistic elements in the card! I’ve commanded ships, carried beef, U.S. today. built buildings. I Fan doctiment every thing Fuller didn’t intend to become an inventor -I’ve said. I can make it i success.” or a capitalist. He ‘wanted to save the world. Fuller sits down, after a two and one-half And he still does. hour speech, kicks his feet quickly under the He told his biographer R.W. Marks: table like a child sitting dn the edge of a swim“I did not set out to design a house that ming pool splashing water. hutig from a pole, or to manufacture a new Prophesy is a hard business. One night I type of automobile, invent‘ a new system of heardlfuller address the above plea to a small map projection, develop geodesic domes or’ group of stunned architects. The following energetic geometry. I started with the universe night most of -his audience of art students -as an organization of regenerative principles walked ou: before he finished his speech. frequently manifest as .energ$ systems of Mind-blowing / philosophy’ which all our experiences, and possible experiences, are only local instances. My objecFuller’s philosophy, a Complete Self-Provtive was >humanity’s comprehensive success ing Closed System of Reason, is what supports in the universe. I could have ended up with a his accomplishments and visions. It also blows pair of flying slippers.” minds. Utopia or Obhion chronicles how Fu.ier Fuller is a pre-Socratic in the post-indusdid all the things he didn’t plan to do and outtrial age. The inventor of the geodesic domelines all-the things he would like to do to save one of the most important architectural breakthe world now. The twelve chapters in the throug’hs in mod&n times-is the first man bobk are comprised primarily of spe’eches since the ancient Greeks to formulate a philoFuller has delivered in the past five years aS -sophy on the mathematical principle of the he jets around the world spreading his gostriangle. pel. Because Fuller is an exfemporaneous Pyth,agoras discovered the proposition aspeaker whd-prefers to think obt loud in front bout right-angled triangles; that the sum of the of his audience, the book can become abrasquares on the sides adjoining the right angle sively repetitious when you find yourself readis equal to the square on the remaihing side, ing the same ancedote in four consecutive the hypotenuse. chapters. The decad-a series of ten dots arranged’in * * l four- rows to form an equilaterial triangleThree years,abo I spent two days with Fullwas revered by the Pythagoreans as a mysticer hearing him, in two speeches and in private al symbol of the mathematical harmony of the , conversations, expound many bf the facts, universe. , and ideas found in Utopia or Ob/ivion. e Plato -was apparently the last philosopher (before’ Fuller) to take triangles seriously. The “Timaeus” slates the- true elements of the material world are not earth, air, fire and w3ter, b;ut 4.~0 kinds of right-angled triangles. The two types of triangles, Plato wrote. are the most beautiful forms and therefore god used them in constructing matter. Fuller’s comprehensive statement of his Philosophy is ‘laid out in a chapter entitled “Design, Strategy.” In it he lists 40 “strategic questions” which he has spent his life trying to Ianswer and 14 “dominate concepts” ubi Allen Nelson, Originally nique to his philosophy. published in Corpus Fuller’s cosmology envisions the triangle (UPS) may 70. and especially its derivative form, the tetrahedron, as the basic structur$ form of the universe. I I “Universe, by definition, and its derivative -
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ci>ncepts are synerge know, means unique bt terns unpredicated by c component functions ta ,“Some of ancient GI ophers and geometers age of synergy when th sum of the angles of a c 180 degrees, or exactly ty taken as 360 degre two triangles. I assume1 plural and at minimum I “The stable structur; triangle, which consist three individually and it angles or a total of six c -d@ed by any one or. tu ges taken by themselve two triangles can and fi with one another, one 3: _er as right helix, to form dron which having four synergetic demonstrati occurring as the result c triangles.” Fulled applied Einstf change and motion, t-c stasis,-are the norm’ in I loped a geometry of th Vectors and found ‘that ing one’ point in the fI were the simplest, ther “system” in the universe The geodesic dome i: monstration of energeti me’s prodigious strength tic combination of inte and io-icosahedrons tt% of tension and compre: stresses evenly -.throu! The Dome can enc!oge I relations’yith an averas best Faterials for any al* Having patented natu system, Fuller goes on of Nature’s formulatir, coordiriate.” When BUI Snow, Lord Snow was ;‘: Fuller doesn’t stop wi He says that all burr symetrically tetrahedron Buckminster
Bi&miIMer Fuller _ Utopia or oblivion: Prospects for humanity. Bantam, 1969’
CHEVRON BOOK’REVIEW ergy, as you of whole sysjviors of their rately. natural philosactive advantnized that the lngle is always f of cyclic uniI unity equals 7 that ‘unity is ior of a \whole ee edges and ently unstable nts, is’not pre-angles or edx edges of the y do associate ix and the othedged tetrahelar face? gives four triangles ating only two nclusions that an Newtonian et-se. He deveDf force called :tors intersecta tetrahedron st, identifiable s definitive deretry. The Doto the synerge1 tetrahedrons lee the forces u’s distributing the structure. e spaln-volu me It of 3% of the structure. _ nary structural &de that “All tetrahedronally d this to C.P. to agree. lderstanding
is to change the external ‘world of man. He realizes that it would be impossible to change man in’s lifetime, but is hopeful that the environment can be changed.
Fuller regards the 20th century and in par-, titular the next 30 vears as crucial in the history of the human race. Thomas Malthus the Sritish statistician de.termined in the 1930’s that man was reproducing himself faster than he could feed himself. .Then Charles D&-win announced his theory of evolutipn and the law of “survival of the fittest.” Political systems based their ideologies on these two assumptions. They asked, “How do you get along without enough?” And the reply was, “Our side has the best chance to survive.” Great arms races developed between ideologies. All the scientists were .employed to develop more powerful weapons. “For the first time in history you can’t use your greatest Fuller writes. “Yet both sides assweapon,” ume warfare.” Fuller disputes the conclusions and together with some ather scientists believes that advanced technology will be able to handle the population explosion. So how’s Bucky going to save the world from annihilation? That too is wrapped in the triangle and tetrah’edron. Wouldn’t you know it. Fuller supports and augments his theory of Utopia with his private diary, the Chronofile, and his Inventory of World Resources Human Trends and Needs. Fuller’s theofy for Utopia goes like this: Since the triangle encloses a space most efficiently and a tetrahedron is the elemental system of the universe illustrates nature’s method of doing everything in the simplest, most efficient manner. Fuller observes that man has never followed this example, rather he has done things in the easiest way with no regard for efficiency. Only a small group of men have used nature efficiently. Sailors, and more recently aviators and spacemen were removed from the earth’s land masses and fort-ed to get maximum performance out of eiery pound of mattIer in their-ships. They had to do more with less. Scientists showed them how.
Throughout the book Fuller recites again and again how the standard of living-has risen since the turn of the century so fhat now over 44% of mankind enjoys the highest standard of living ever attained while only 1% of humanity enjoyed this in 1900. All this is a result of industrialization, while._ at’ the same time material resources per capita were \ diminishing.,
dammit man politicians are not going off in space! Not now! Not e&r! Throughout Utopia -or CWivion Fuller blithely ignores’those facts that are hanging up mankind (and could hangup his neat tetrahedronal philosophy) as‘ much as science and industrialization are helping humanity. Not that Fuller doesn’t deplore the way things are. He does. But, and this is where I lost faith, he ignores it. , He ignores politicians. He ignores the rn-ilitary industrial complex. He ignores the fact t at Standard Oil, Royal Dutch Shell, Gulf and 7 a few other -oil companies are sucking the world dry. He ignores the fact that four out of five american dollars being idvested by Big Business are being used to buy up the rest of 1 the world. He ignores the fact that only 1 ob.000 people (or less) own over 90% of the United States’ private wealth and that they are heavily subsidized by a government that starts socialism at the top and so little filters down that one-third of ‘the richest nation lives in
This phenomenon is explained by what Fuller calls ephemeralization~the doing of ever more with ever less, per given resource units of pounds, time, and energy. The law of conservation of energy-states that energy can be neither created or destroyed. Knowledge can only increase. Wealth defined as the combination of energy and intellect can only increase. “Ephemeralization was vastly -augmenting the standards of living of ever increasing numbers, but only inadvertently, as fallout from the defense-subsidized preoccupation of science with a weaponry supporting industrialization.“, If the present rate of “scientific fallout” continues, 100% of the human race will enjoy a high standard of living by the year 2000, even if the present rising birth rate is not curbed. +How to Make the World Work,” a computerized game developed by Fuller and Southern Illinois University was designed to show the validity of his theory and to hone the processes by which Man invents Utopia Fuller further concludes t.hat this high standard of living will abolish war and because man has no desire to fight when his wants are satisfied.
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poverty. Yeah, sure, Buckminster Fuller knows these harsh realities. He documents many of them in his book. In his philosophy he ignores them. He.sends them around the sun with the politicians or he disqualifies them from playing his Electronic Salvation Game, because they start a war. His only answer to these myriad problems all bound inextricably with the concepts of Private Property is found in “DeSign Strategy.” “Physical or ‘natural’ law hh no inherent static “property” law-only behavior ‘properties. Nature’s laws of evolution defy all static patterns. Entropy breaks them up. “Ownership” is not immoral, ammoral, or ethically unsound. Physical “ownership” is antientro’pic-ergo, eventuallv unsustainable. The design science t-&olution envisioned by Fuller is the spontaneous comb&tion 01 students and scientists discarding the- shackles of the universities, busiqess and gave-t-n. ments and independently inventing the tool: that will create Utopia by the year 2000. If, Buckminster Fuller is right and /we do achieve his Utopia-a Rockefeller will own it. Utopia would be Oblivion.
Yes, Friends, Ihe Military-Industrial complex is your Savior if i doesn’t kill you first. , This is where I part company with the Utopian theory of R. Buckminster Fuller. , One of Bucky’s favorite parables (I have it at least twice in my three-year-old notes and it appears in almost every essay in his new book) go& as follows: If all the world’s politicians’s were set on a trip around the sun, they wouldn’t be missed. Man would go on eating, he might even be better off. But if all the world’s machines were sunk to the’bottom of the ocean, two billion people would die within six months. . You may be perfectly right Bucky, but god-
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stud for fecferalism The Chevron’s recent analysis of the controversial Quebec provincial election is indicative of a considerable deficiency on the part of political integrity. To the’ same extent it is a blatantly poor example of objective journalism. To say the least, Mr. Charboneau’s rather biased commentary was sufficiently lacking in statistical’ profundity. His rather mediocre conclusion that the electoral system of that province in question is by and large responsible for the results of April 29, reflects ,an inexcusable inaccuracy on his part as well as a failure to thoroughly examine the forces and influences-political and socio-economic-which were so influential in providing the subsequent results. Indeed: the Liberal victory
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Elementary School poetry (I’ve never read a Canadian novel in connection with an English course) ; 4 courses in Economics, all taught by Canadians but without Canadian content (I learned about the U.S. Federal Reserve system without learning about the Bank of Canada). The rest of the list is much the same* That is, having a Canadian Professor is no, guarantee of having someone in better tune with Canada than ould be expected of any foreign 3 rofessor . For this reason the term de-Canadianization is a misnomer. Our education has always been British, and still is below the University level where the American shift is taking place. Wasn’t it just last week that Toronto finally dropped a regulation about saluting the Union Jack? In fact, our education is so bereft of Canadian content that few Canadians realize the extent of its implications. For example last week’s Chevron article concentrated on Canadian content in the Arts and totally ignored a field at least as important if not more so. _ Here I refer to Science and Engineering . Canadian scientists have an argument which says that physi-_ cal laws are international and that therefore Canadian content is irrelevant in the Physical Sciences. It may well be that wa&r freezes at 32 degrees fahrenheit whether you’re in Phoenix or Inuvik but the fact that it freezes considerably, more often in Inuvik poses some special technical problems not faced in Phoenix. Indeed there are a host of problems unique to the Canadian environment which have been largely ignored in the education of our Engineers and Scientists, not to mention our ArtsWe need to encouruge ,/ _ men. Because we have borrowed study of Canadiun problhis our technology from temperate climates and failed . to. develop our As a Professor born and educatI. own, our sovereignty over the ed in Canada I find the suggestion North is questionable. Because we of a quota on foreign Professors have failed to develop uniqueness a welcome one. Just think of the salary possibilities! -However, I in any area .of Science we are a third rate manufacturing nation suppose I should be honest and with no hope of developing the tell you my Canadian qualificainnovative capacity that supports tions. a robust economy. My formal education in Canada An immediate need is for funds consists of one course in Canadian to encourage the study of CanaHistory (Grade 7) ; no courses’in dian problems not just in the Arts Canadian Literature aside from but also in the Sciences. The record of research support in Canada has been very poor in this re26. Maxwell’s many dirty tricks spect. Canada supports all (abbn) kinds of research which has little ,27. When 10 across is used relevance to Canadian problems 28. AmFteur’s nemesis , and has in almost every-instance 29. Most recent cause of 32 across uniquely Canadian 31. Tennis player barred from &..discouraged beginning with the telephone proS. Africa jects and ending with HARP, the 32. Unfortunate side-effect of McGill project which represented T 33. Common pig tat tic a potential low cost system for 34. Capitalist continent (abbn) launching satellites and which-now 35.. He’s neither effete nor ‘inresides you-know-where. tellectual ’ It is not that we lack the right 36. Intrinsically kind of citizens for putting Cana37. Orlando oranges- (abbn) dian content into the elassroom, 41. Street (abbn) it is that we lack the content to 43: Euphemism for methadrine start with. When there is an ac46. Not down . tive community of research into 50. Not off , Canadian problems there will auto52. Drove across (2 words) matically follow a concern for 54. Stringed instrument Canadian problems as part of our 55. fucking around normal education. 57. Desired As a final note, Stephen Leacock 58. Pick your roses or read Engonce excused the Europeans’ lish-( abbn) conquest of Canada by saying that 63. Nixon’s speeches (abbn) the Indians weren’t really making 65. Men kill animals (abbn) full use of their resources. It may 66. Greek letter not be too long before you hear the 67. Irving talks nonsense (abbn) same excuse coming from the U_ 71. Oriental game nited States State Department. 73. Pa’s mate G.R. ENGEL 74. the World Turns ’ assistant prof 75. 3.1417
cannot be undermined. It was a victory for federalism and future econo,mic stability and quite understandably a defeat for the communist-inspired sources of separatism. Although it may be said that the present electoral system is outmoded, it is certainly not unrepresentative of popular ’ aspirations. To blame the Parti Quebecois defeat on such a trivial issue is, to say the least mere shortsightedness on the part of Mr. Charboneau. The so-called “inequalities” of the electoral system were actually glimpses of a reality present in Quebec today i.e. that the majority of the electorate did not want to become separated from Canada. Thus, if the results of the election gave ’ the separtists only seven seats with twenty-three percent of the popular vote the answer can only be said to exist in the hearts and the minds of the people. -Had the liberals with the program of potential financial stability and sensible federalism, not been elected, Quebec today would soon have found itself to be in the position of economic chaos. With the-problem of an extremely high unemployment rate and the prospect of making Quebec attractive as ever to potential investors, Mr. Bourassa and the Liberals have taken it upon themselves to deal with the extremely difficult task ahead. We cannot help but be optimistic for Quebec today. It’s our last chance to keep Canada together. ’ OSWALD TREMBLEY grad business administration Waterloo lutheran university
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“radibal” ’ \ Ji in Galt! \ , The following article by Rae Struthers-a university of Waterloo math graduate-was recently refused by the Galt Evening Reporter, a Thompson newspaper Struthers writes for on a part-time basis. Struthersportrays the rejection as an example of how people refuse to disbelieve “authorities”, “generals” and “presidents” and instead choose to disbelieve the truth. What seems most amusing about the article, however, is Struthers’ own indescretion of admiting that he, himself, truth; an believes in an assumed act which makes his stand almost as
RECENT escalation of the -Vietnamese war into Cambodia represents incredible madness and insane folly. It is all the more demeaning for having beendone in the name of “patriotism and honor and glory”. “We are in error. Today we have taken a step that will not easily be reversed,” said U.S. senator .Edward Kennedy. Error! Perhaps the compound-and continuing errors of the U.S., in southeast asia demand more responsibility on Canada’s part-on our part. The american delusion of military victory by escalation must be demonstrated as the folly it surely is. Isn’t it time Canada abandoned her increasingly ineffective “quiet diplomacy”? Isn’t it time we attempted to show our neighbors to the south their tragic delusions and fundamental misconceptions?
LONE, BUT not lonely . . . lonely but never alone . . . alone and lonely . . . lonely alone . . . alone, lonely. People, the principled, far off object on a television tube shaped like Erb street. A projected, audio image I myself created, shatters the rush of mind. “‘What is this shit? What the hell is he trying to say? Why doesn’t he come out and say it?” Did you hear me Alexander? Did you hear me, Pope Paul. Eh? “If he is so desperate to be heard, why doesn’t he say something?” Hate me, but donot ask me to explain. I will if I care. --. ,, I . . . if I care’ What the hell does he mean, . . . if I care’.’ If he’s going to burble, he’s going to have to care!” What was her .name? I should know; I created her. Was it Susan? I’m not sure . . . ‘let’s try that. SUSAN!! Hmmmmm. No reply. “Hey. . . you. Either make sense, or shut up, man.” If I am “X”, and I become “X plus n” with, but I do not become “X - n” without, then “n” must stand for need. And that is what makes desire pure . . . the full equation, not just “n”. ” ‘X + n with . . . X - n without’ With what? Without what? What is this shit?” In natural re4ationship: when you put “X” and “Y“ together, you end, up with “(X +n) /. +(Y + n),” not just “X + Y’, as I have lead myself to believe. “What? Come on. What’s this “n” shit?” Or, in reality, “X + Y + 2n.” where “n” is finite . . . no, undefined. Then, “n” is / potentiality. “Hey. . . listen to me. . . you’re fuckedup, man!” Then the introduction of the factors “A.B.C.D...” to the equation “X + Y + 2n” does nothing but make the equatbn “(,X + Y + 2n)n” since any combination of factors gives th-eir sum plus an undefined potentiality. “Aren’t you listening to me? Can’t you hear the voice of reason above your own burble?” When factors combine to create potential, then, any desire, within the limits of need, is pure, and accessable. f “What?” Per.haps it’s not so much who wants to talk . . . but who can talk. Perhaps it’s not so much who wants to listen, but who can listen. “Are you still on the same topic?” No . . . not the one you think I’m on. For, as I see it, “X”, “Y” and “n” are a// undefined. Revolution and change? Well . . . hmmmm. , Historioal cycles (distorted math) \ Dependent upon a fluent path Of working variables (undefined) . And without a stated purpose. My gun is pointed at your head But I choose to shoot myself instead It’s not blood that paints desire red Just blushing. by Bruce copyright
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HE, OUT,LOCK FOR youth in Canada in the seventies needs reassessing. Youth’s successes in the sixties however are threatened. * A few examples already of adult man ipulation : and by the liberal establishment (not even by the “Y” and Boy Scout leaders) indicate this: l P.E.T.‘s swinging youth policy of lowering-the voting are, l the government of Canada’s hushhush Committee of Youth examination of better ways of “co-ordinating” their “youth programs” - (remember Pelletier’s ‘youth draft’ speech?), 0 the senate committee on poverty’s refusal to hear from youth groups that have material and sociological-induced poverty, as only adult groups, primarily institutionalized ones, know about povi erty, l the Canadian welfare council’s transient youth report with its desires for a I “national system” of youth services. One half of Canadian citizens lack their basic civil rights. One-third of Canadians are forced to attend jails called schools. It couldn’t just be the cops, Salvation ArManpower offices my, school boards, and old ladies that Canadian youth have to contend with. Where should they go? The C.U.N.C.D., S. U.P.A., the New Left, C.U.S., the Expo youth pavilion no longer exist - the C.Y.C. C.U.S.O., Rochdale, Cool-aids and Crypts are faultering. Will we ourselves live
silly as those he accuses of blind acceptance of assumed unquestionable authority. See for yourself: the U.S. for seeing asian communism as a mi/itary threat. Yet, while denouncing simplistic anti-communism on one hand, he merrily falls into his own traphe assumes, unquestioningly, that communism is a threat. Not a dirty military threat, but an OK political and cultural _one. In effect, his word-mincing is no more news-truth than his editor’s word mincing in refusing the article was truth-stiffling.
In war it is often necessary to deceive friend and foe alike. The danger comes when one sinks to self-deception. Then, with flags waving and hymns playing, one -will charge blindly into the valley of national disgrace and ultimate destruction. Isn’t it time we showed the U.S. that lying to others is one thing but that lying to oneself is unforgivably deceitful? Despite history there, are still many who cling to the simplistic juxtaposition of “communism” and the “free world”. The Dulles principle of military containment of a supposed monolithic Communism dies hard indeed. Despite the badly-split communist world the ,hawkish minds of the conservative anti-communist militarists apparently reign supreme in the policy-making centre of the United States. Canada should show the United States that the issue China poses is not military
up to the seventies ? We are doing creative things and getting to know our international brethren. Can we expect that; there will be a better societal understanding in the future from such as maybe the LeDain Commission(Royal Commissioa on the Non-Medical Use of Drugs)? Is there hope in changing an adult-run, institutionalized society? Let me answer as one in the under 30 generation, but also as an individual concerned, by briefly giving a minority report to the Canadian welfare council’s Transient youth project for’ which I did some work. The Transient youth report is best described as an ‘adult report, sprinkled with traditional values, and for an adult, primarily institutionalized audience. It is a report that establishes no meaningful dialogue with youth themselves. Why, it even has a section in the report where youth are allowed to speak out! While the report does contain valuable background infor- _ mation?, it fails miserably in its conclusions, attitudes and understanding of youth. Yes, the report is a wasted unimaginative effort that heralds the more troubled times to come. Its recommendations are not credible nor worked out in consultation with youth, or to be implemented by youth. Especially ill thought-out are its calls for a national youth policy and for a national youth bureau. The report continually talks in terms of
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t ’ .IX We along with’ many others have fail- t / ’ 1 R but political and cultural predominance. ‘. , . The threat is not primarily-military but-_ ed to stand and tell the U.S.. loudly and’ - w ., a ” / yet sincerely that her present policies political in nature. Weak governments and will, if they have not already, drive Han;oi I socie.ties provide opportunities for Cornana several owner c0unLries into tne wair;mu&t subversion. Military containment \ ing arms of Peking, ,despite the inherent is irrelevant to that threat and may ev/II -. ’ nationalism of’ the countriesin southeasten be counter-productive. > member: mnadiari university press (CUP) and underground press syndicate (UPS): suhscrib asia and despite the fundamental antagAnd we continue to allow the United ’ er: liberation news service (LNS) and chevron international news service (GINS): published fifty’ onism between Vietnam andChina.’ ,i , two times a year (1970-71) on tuesdays and fridays by the publications board of the federation 1% States the mistaken idea that a viable gov: f of students, incorporated, university of Waterloo. Content is the responsibility of the chevron ernment can be established pn an inadeThejmost powerful nation on earth did staff, independent of the federation and the university administration; 6fficas in the people’s quate nationalist base. Just as she,opposed not even make the token gesture of notcampus center; phone (519) 578-7670 or university local, 3443; telex 0295-748; summer circulathe popular leader in Vietnam (Ho Chi ifying her closest allies of the cambodian tion 8,500; Alex Smith, editor. Minh) she is opposing the popular leader . * invasion; nor did she choose to advise Right off the bat, ‘cause we forgot him last week, a big hug and kiss to Kelly “iron-ring” Wilson, i (Prince Sihanouk) in Cambodia; the tiny country on which she was placing And then there was steve irelatid’s wedding to sally holton last Saturday . D. you remember steve, Canada, as a member of theinternation-Ir her increasingly heavy military boot.. president of the federation the year before last; head don at renison college last year and yes: al control commission, was party to per: the secret will now be violated- the Original And Genuine Knowlton Collister. Anyway, there mitting the U.S., in conjunction-with her Sugh arrogance and unilateral activity they were, all the, political heavies you could shake a stick at; all dressed’ to the teeth drinking puppet dictator Ngo,Dinh Diem, to postspeaks either of unbelievable incompehighballs and munching caviar and smoked oyster hot-horses-ovaries at the reception. Stewart Saxe; chevron editor of volume 9 was an usher; Steve flott,:council mogul along with ireland was pone legitimate-elections in 1956. The U. tence and’ self -de;cei t of an “ imperialisbest man, Man iler was there, Cyril levitt and tom Patterson, too. And next week-its tom’s turn S. was also permitted the unilateral dectic” tyrant. We should pray it is the fo’rto do his thing with ‘Susan. yoy know, marriage is a down . . ; the contradiction to-top all contralaration that the Vietnamese civil war is mer because more and more people have dictions. Electrohome reports profit-for the three months ended march 31 was $320,374 or62 actually a war of “foreign aggression”. . a growing fear of what -the United States ’ cents d share, down from $392,329 or 78 cents for the corresponding period of 1969;Sales were In being- allowed these fund,amental could and is becoming. $10,894,893 compared with $164069,316 a year ago.,All of which goes to show the revo!ution misconceptions,’ she has been permi$tFd isn’t just around the corner. Tonight was a sad night, of sorts, because I ran into someone I hadn’t This is sent ‘not necessarily as a critito forget that people fight and die in civseen since last summer: someone who needed to talk and beunderstood, and here I was-churning cism of this newspaper or even of the il war’because they have a faith which out all the trivia you can find on page 3-a lonely person in the midst of all the crap%we’love to Thomson chain of newspapers. I was messourselves in, SO l talked for two hours, and that’s why its now 5:08 am. Good morning, good appears to them worth-fighting and dying somewhat surprised that any consideramorning. Yes, good morning also to danny’w h, wherever ,he is in brampton: hey man, what’s for, and they-can be opposed with a chance Ition was given. to printing it at/all. It is’ Y the state of your mind? ’ / of success only by people who .have* at sent merely as an example of howpeople news; bob epp entertainment: ross bell I least as strong a faith: ‘A guerrilla war refuse to disbelieve “authorities” . and / / \ photo: jnhn nelson features: raas cannot be won without the active support J “generals” and “presidents%nd instead sports:-get-offyour-as~taylor (now that you’re back) _ , of the indigenous population, short of ,’ ‘. production tonight: bill aird __ .choose to disbelieve the truth. the nhvsical extermination of _that popstan simister, Charlotte von bezold, larry caesar, brjan iler; bruce,steele; nigel burnett. and the . , ulatio; The Americans seem to-lack- any Rae W. Struthers R.Mth. next time--you see hurt matthews, ask \him about feeding dogs, wow.1 \ 1 recognition ’ of these realities of revelThe Evening Reporter --_ , ‘. utionary war. -’ I * i . ..Galt, Ontario ; j I / 9 _ -. t . .( . r t \/ / ‘i
servicing and coordinating youth,, like a _ ‘clientele,. is ‘afraidof youth independence good colonial administrator would; not in or power, ’ terms of communications, decision mak’ Youth groups. like C.YIC. or Rochdale, ing, the &uradian system and youth’s role -are ignored and no understanding of and responsibilities., * ‘given. -. youth’s goals and youth movements The attitude of; ,these general recomThe whole issue of confrontation of youth mendations is bolstered by the endorsewith adults through its movements (one ment ofa’system of hostel institutions and . variety (called the “new youth-operated drop-in centers, \adult run but “youth-op-. pfojects”! ) is papered over.‘The notion of , erated”, by cardinal approval of lowering youth controlof not only services‘but life the- voting age, and yes, by supporting styles, (what are middle class drop-outs?) yourlocal police youth squads! 1 I being handled by -young) people is bypas-. “Where for instance, are the recomsed, -; ’ ’ -mendations for the granting of legal ‘ ‘deWhy terms like “drug-dependent, right for those under 21, for example, in cent secrecy” and ‘ ‘disorderly characleasing,- education and job opportunities? , ter”? The bankruptc of the welfare sysWhere is the *suggestion for re-en&y tem is left aside. *K o suggestions are y through youth-run corps and youth socfor th-comin for aid to youth, without . / \ , ieties? strings an d! support for youth-run< corn: munities. This is not to suggest youth And how about the creation of a-youth-‘ i’ separatism, or youth in all its diversity run dikion at the Canadian welfare counis without faults. cil? Where is the condemnation of estabYoung people can help themselves and , lished iouth ser&gs and the recoinmenwant to create a new society, they are dation for their abolition? Where does the ’ sick of adult hangups, hypocrisy, dicrim- i . welfare council come to grips with lack ination and being sold out. They want no, of youth rights and the need for insti-” more reports, but would prefer to be treat-tutional change? ’ . : / ed as human beings. Cut out mind polluUnfortunately, we cannot consider the” \ tion in the _-L . _I seventies. ’ recommendation of the TranSient kouth, . _ f ‘, report a mere bad joke. Ken Rubin is abraduate student of the ur$-
The Report. not only insults the cap-abilities of youth, but co .tir+ually puts them in their places in the \ resent canad-’ , ian. system.- The Canadian weMare council. more interested in giving business to its
versity of Manitoba and Ckleton‘university, and as a youth worker, coqtributed to thk - danad’an welfare” council’s 1Trm&gnt~ i youth report; recently published in, _,Ot-I tawa: i ‘. ’
IS i.SODs’ _ ’ WAYOF PUN6kING -- ~?Ho!~E,wI~~HAYE
Nothing in the world can take the place / -of persistence.
.Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men Miitht talent. I
will not. Unsuccessful genious is almost a proverb.
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Education wili not. . . The world is\ full of edubated derelicts. -L Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved, and alwaps will solve, the problems - of the human race. -