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In toronto and across canada there were demonstrations sponsored by the Vietnam These last few days of protest committee; 5,000 against the amchitka blast in mobilization out in toronto. general have been unknown in people turned canada before. The range of op- Waterloo sent down its contingent I position went from trudeau and 100 of cars and a bus. mp’s to various left parties. Even though it rained, the stayed to hear the November 3rd saw 8,000 demonstrators before the demonstrating before the U.S. long list of speakers ,consulate in toronto and there was blast took place, either standing in the rain or under the city hall a rally of up to 300 and a contingent of 150 who went down to the U.S. overhang. The day ended with a vigil at the border at sarnia with 300 W.L.U. U.S. consulate at five and then the students. It continued on thursday crowd dispersed when george with a march of 50 through Waterloo to U of W ending in a addison of the VMC called for the demonst@ion to end and not open teach-in of 120. up the action to slander by the Saturday then came and merged press through some incident. the amchitka protest with the An analysis of these protests international protest against the would have to recognize that there U.S. intervention in south-east were three types of protests going asia.
on and three types of leadership. Last Wednesday, for example, there were two actions heid at the same time. One at the sarnia border and the other a rally led mainly by the campus Vietnam mobilization committee. The latter felt that involvement of masses of students and making the point of the whole demonstration clear were the crucial aspects of a successful action while the other group felt the true objectors would ‘put their body on the line’ and use direct action to attempt to stop the blast. The last group is a new element in politics, that is the usually nonpolitical student like the environmental school and pollution probe. The VMC plans to continue peaceful demonstrations in the future to oppose the U.S. military.
The public may not be aware of it, but a public hearing on employment and welfare recipients is scheduled for kitchener this Wednesday. The provincial task force on “employment opportunities for welfare recipients” will be holding its first of five hearings in five Ontario communities. The task force will meet 8 pm tomorrow at kitchener-Waterloo collegiate, 787 king west in kitchener. The four-man force, a creation of the Ontario department of social and family services, will report its findings to the minister in about two months. It will be chaired by barry swandron, a toronto lawyer. According to a spokesman for the kitchener social planning council, a general statement about the task
force was issued some time ago, but no publicity has been given the Wednesday meeting locally in the past weeks, as far as the council knows. But, said the spokesman, Wednesday’s meeting will evidently be an open hearing, relying upon testimony and briefs from local welfare recipients and interested persons and agencies. The spokesman said that he did not know how an effective public response would be possible without prior notice of the meeting. He said, however, there are indications publicity will be given the hearing starting yesterday (monday). This does not seem sufficient time for proper briefs to be drawn up by citizens. Perhaps the hearing could be set back to a later date, and sufficient warning given.
University of Waterloo student, richard lloyd, will be a candidate for a water100 city council seat on december 6. Lloyd’s platform centres on the need for more communication with council and the preservation of the quality of life in Waterloo. The city should encourage such segments of the community as tenants, senior citizens, rate payers, and welfare recipients to form organizations to represent their members’ views to council, according to lloyd. He feels that the city should not encourage growth for growth’s sake but should strive for a more “natural growth” which would consider such things as the resources of the area, the effect on the life of the residents, and economics. He says that this is a particularly important issue in the light of the recent reports by the Ontario water resources commission. If we plan our growth carefully, we may be able to continue to use ground water supplies. If we do not, we will have to get water elsewhere, perhaps from a lOOmillion-dollar lake erie pipeline. This would require the area to grow considerably so that there would be sufficient industries sharing the cost .of the pipeline. Most of the pressure for this growth originates from developers and‘ speculators who have little stake in the community. Lloyd feels that we should not turn over control of the city to these people. Lloyd is also against regional government because he thinks it could be the first step in a great lakes megopolis. He says the concept has been very poorly researched. and offers only intangible benefits. Waterloo needs a greater degree of autonomy if it is to avoid the rapid expansion that kitchener is planning for the doon
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village area to its south. The university of waterloo has ignored its impact on the city of Waterloo. He refers to the university ‘s refusal to provide sufficient residences for its growing student population. This has not only caused much trouble for students attempting to find suitable housing, but has also forced the construction of a disproportionate number of apartment buildings in the north end of Waterloo. The uniGersity should work with the city in planning future growth so as to lessen its impact on the city. Lloyd supports the subsidy of mass transit. If a good service were provided it would be used more and reduce the subsidy. At any rate, says lloyd, it costs the city far more for an expressway system than it would for a good mass transit system. The enormous amount of land needed for expressways could be better used for parks. He says that welfare should be a federal-provincial responsibility as it puts too much pressure on cities, which results in the mistreating of recipients, and a frenzy on the part of the city to grow to provide more jobs. This does little good as the unemployment is caused by federal and provincial policies. Lloyd has been a Waterloo resident for over three years. His summer job in community television programming provided a chance to become involved in depth in the affairs of the city. On campus, lloyd was a federation of students council member for engineering for two years. He has been running pubs and dances for the federation for over two years. This term he became chairman of the federation’s landlord-tenants committee. He also does a show for radio Waterloo.
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Why can’t the environmental studies society run a cokmachine in their building? “Because.” says bill deakes, responsible for blocking the society’s move. Mike fenton, past chairman of the society, sees deakes’ action’as a “rip-off move” by the administration. Fenton is chairing a group that is looking into the reasons for removing the machine. The coke machine has been in the lounge since Oct. 27. Kitchener beverages, the controlling forces who have a monopoly on the vending machines, want to prevent any others on campus. Deakes planned to organize a meeting with Burt Mathews on monday if any attempt was made to remove the machines.
Geography club There will be an organizational meeting for the geography club at 11:30 thursday in hum. 237. There is concern as to making this club a functional and responsible one. Officers for the rest of the year will be elected and a budget drawn up. Any interested profs or students are urged to attend.
Math society The first issue of math medium, the official newspaper of the math society, was published on Wednesday last. Copies are available in the mathsock office. Math society is planning a lecture series based on the math curriculum. Lectures will be presented atfl various times through the year outlining the math courses available. Questions for next year’s anti-calendar are now being distributed all this term, in half courses. So if you want to give your opinion of your profs, and help all those nubile frosh, this is the time to do it. Go to class. There will be a mathsock meeting on thursday, november 11 at 3:30 pm in mc 5045.
Arts society , Elections for english and drama society will be held this Wednesday in hum. 162. Balloting will continue from 9 am until 4 pm, for the positions president, vice-president, secretary-treasurer, student advisor, and faculty advisor. All society members are urged to vote, and attend the meeting in hum. 162 at 8:30 that evening.
Don’t dispair, all you flesh freaks; the skin referendum was defeated, 1278 to 608. Does this mean that naked ladies will no longer be seen in-the brothels of uniwat? The final decision now rests with the federation council.
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A&s society The newly-formed arts society council met last thursday for the first time. The first item discussed was the validity of the new constitution. David chappely, society treasurer, will lead a committee to investigate this. Philip benovoy, society president, announced that he had received 2604 dollars from the federation of students. This represents 60 percent of the total amount, the rest coming on january 1. s Benovoy feels that this is not enough to cover all the clubs and societies within the arts society. “Some clubs have budgets from 1000 to 1800 dollars,” he remarked. As a result, Benovoy has petitioned the arts faculty for an additional 5,000 dollars. He will be informed this week, if his plea has been successful. On thursday, the money will be divided among the groups under the arts society. Benovoy stated that the prime purpose of the meeting was “to find out what they expect from the executive.”
Ukranian club Other items discussed were the arts ball, meet the president night, and the best teaching award. Any arts student wishing a 2.50 refund may obtain it from the arts society office any time this week. A Elections were held for the,vacant executive positions in the ukranian club on Wednesday evening, november 3. The new officers are as follows; president, martha-v&a lasichuk, vice-president, Walter korobalo; treasurer, boris andrushko. lmss barabash, the former president, had been involved in a serious accident just before the term, and is now recovering. The ukranian club is planning a variety of activities for its members, including a concert onfebruary 20, 1972, in the humanities theatre, displaying the talents of the ukranian group in ethnic bances and songs. Students are reminded that the club has a campus mail box, at the federation office, and a phone, for any inquiries, please call 576-2968.
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bertolt brecht, author of now playing at the st. lawrence centre theatre, that kind of theatre was disgusting. He ‘another branch of the bourgeois drug traffic’ ; culinary theatre he termed it. The audience suffers, laughs, is transported as if by a drug an’d- goes home with the play well digested without a trace._ of_ the experience remaining with them. Galileo is the story of the father of modern. physics, told on a beautiful, almost bare, completely white stage. The set by murray lauffer is quite simply great.
Instead of making any attempt to imitate the decor of that period, he creates a time out of historical time with his pure white stage and white office chairs. Overhead a gold canopy of raised figureshere an arm, there a leg---conjures up heroes, men, angels.
What do you expect when you go to see a play? I expect to be ‘entranced by the theatre, swept up in the action of the play and the conflict of characters as if it were all real.
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The play is composed of thirteen loosely strung together episodes. Brecht did not believe in mounting climaxes and well constructed scenes. In kurt reis’s production at the st. lawrence centre the scenes flow one into the, other almost lyrically. They take us from 1609 td 1637 as we follow galileo almost step by step in his revolutionary discoveries-and revolutionary they are, for if the earth revolves around the sun where is heaven? Where does god reside if there is no heaven, the priests ask galileo? Within us or nowhere, replies galileo. . He is a passionate believer in man and reason. However the church strongly encourages galileo to keep quiet about his discoveries. Thus he retires for eight years, devoting his time to floating bodies-a church approved subject-and fine wines-a not so wellapproved subject. Galileo can resist neither, being a sensualist; insatiable knowledge is a pleasure to him like a wine. He cannot help but indulge himself. Brecht himself felt that the sensual pleasure of inquiry of finding out,,is on the same plane as the pleasures involved in sex. Tony palmer gives a fine performance as galileo, a role which is difficult to portray-this great, huge man whose love of knowledge is the same as his love of good food.
Made to recant When galileo’s friend, a mathematician called barberini, becomes pope he is once more hopeful that his theories may be accepted. However, in one masterful, unf orgeta ble scene the pope is convinced that galileo must be made to recant. The cardinal inquisitor circles like a vulture round the pope who stands dead centre being slowly -attired in his robes. The inquisitor is terrifying, relentless. With each 4
new garment, symbol of the _ church’s authority and power, the pope becomes more and more convinced until, when completely dressed, he agrees. I The scene is electric, tense. John barron as I the pope and gary reineke as the cardinal inquisitor have the rhythm of the scene just right and it works beautifully. ’ Galileo recants his discoveries for fear of being tortured. His friends and colleagues can hardly believe it. ‘Pity the land that has no heroes’ his old student sarti says; ‘Pity the land’ that needs heroes’ replies galileo.
Frustrated daughter In the last scene we find galileo in isolation in the country under the watchful eye of his pious frustrated daughter. He has feigned blindness and has been able to write his discorsi at night. ‘His pupil sarti comes to visit and when he sees the discorsi apologizes for thinking galileo a coward. He had merely recanted so that he could continue to serve science. Galileo corrects him. Tony palmer handles this scene well, one minute in anguish of guilt confessing that he has betrayed science and humanity, the next happily reconciled to the pleasure of a well cooked goose. Galileo’s writing of his discorsi which laid the foundation ,for physics is seen than nothing more than his self-indulgence in sensual pleasure. In the middle of writing this version, the atomic bomb made its debut at hiroshima. This changed ‘brecht’s ideas about galileo. Scientists must realize a moral responsibility for their knowledge.
Accept responsibility -Science, brecht believed, is only valid insofar as it makes life better for everybody. If scientists do not accept responsibility for the way their knowledge is used, and bow to authority as galileo did, their discoveries can become nothing more than fresh means of oppression. . The day is coming, says galileo, when the gulf between humanity and science will be so wide that the scientists’ triumphal cry of jubiliation over some new achievement could be greeted by a scream of horror from mankind. As you can see,. Galileo is not merely a recounting of historical events. It is especially relevant to what is happening right now. The production is overall smooth, well done. The play is not a cathartic experience. It is designed to make you think, and the production at the st. lawrence succeeds in making one wonder about things in the play long after it is over. One thing I wondered about was the audience. Brecht believed theatre is for the workers, yet the audience was composed mostly of society charity. ball type workers, chic and glittering, discussing their clothes and drinking, expensive drinks in the intermissions. hmn. Susan minas
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Pull together a big name cast, western-frontier setting, unlimited funds and what typically emerges is a rather bagged-out adventure guaranteed to appeal to those hung up on nostalgia and blood. McCabe and Mrs. Miller fits the outline but manages, between camera genius and acting and directing talent, to produce an intricate and moving c I film. John mccabe (warren beatty), as a petty gambler-comebusinessman, undertakes to introduce presbyterian church, a female-starved and ragged mining town, to the pleasures of the brothel, in order, of course, to line his own pockets; mccabe, who should have been destined for the security of small gains and minor failings, has his life turned topsyturvy by allowing mrs. miller (julie Christie) to influence his venture. Mrs. miller, a down-to-earth cockney whore who tickles mc cabe’s fancy while slapping his ego, literally shames him into believing that making money and . giving quality in return are inseparable. Tornado-like she mccabe’s string of transforms three haggard ‘chippies’ into a cedar-and-whitewash bawdyhouse with a complement of imported professionals; exuding friendliness and refinement, the house soon becomes a local institution, successfully replacing the church as indispensable in overcoming the miners’ loneliness. As could be guessed mccabe’s
sun sets rather rapidly due to his own greed, the sequence infused with a certain tragedy due to the awkward naievety through which he creates his own demise. It is this undoing, brought about by hired killers in the pay of a large corporate syndicate to which mccabe has refused to sell his holdings, which makes the movie poignant and pushes it beyond schmaltz. MC ‘cabe maintains his ‘smallness’ to the end, neither w-inning the gunfight nor wifing-it with mrs. miller, comfortably free from ‘great man’ attributes. McCabe and Mrs. Miller could be viewed for camerawork alone; a smooth and penetrating use of techniques-from surreal shadings to fade-in focuses which juxtapose the natural against the manworked-all serving to sensitively enhance the mix of themes and ultimately giving the movie its bite. Co-ordinately the director succeeds in creating a movement which, through a rugged and accurate portrayal of mining town life, denies the audience the usual cop-out of losing itself in the story of the major characters. Story and setting are, in my opinion, a means used to get at the larger drama which underlay all individual adventure on the frontier; the film allows us to experience a plausible emotional context which infuses the people characterized with life rather than mechanically serving them up in banal stereotypes. The acting is, good . throughout ; it
is, however, ancillary in the major characters-especially as compared to the wealth of realistic thumb-nail sketches of townsfolk, usually employed merely as fodder in the ‘classical’ western. Julie Christie does well with a captivating interpretation of the self-possessed harlot with enough moxy to achieve dominion of her own; producing a character who is neither salon-girl nor degenerate,, she effects a synthesis of impatience and resignation which is as real as the needs of the men from whom she makes a living. Beatty’s role is somewhat less demanding inasmuch as mccabe’s character doesn’t differ radically from that of Clyde barrowbabyfaced and inwardly afraid, given to buffoonery, mccabe lives as much through masks as did Clyde, though perhaps more genuinely. Beatty’s work with nuance is, however, powerful and innovative, resulting in several excellent muttering soliloquies. All of this is certainly overly zealous-McCabe and Mrs. Miller is definitely not a milestone. However by default, and insofar as it opens up the possibility of reappropriating the west as fruitful1 film subject matter by going beyond the john Wayne hackneyidiom, the film has considerable significance. In the end it can be recommended on all levels as good er tertainment, plain and simpl Moreover, if a frog did have wing:: he wouldn’t bump his ass so much-right? .’
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Reclaiming the Canadian Economy: A Swedish Approach Through Functional Socialism, by G. Adler-Karlsson, Anansi Press, 1970.
Prefatory note: It is almost impossible to convey in words the sense of irritation and frustration brought on by reading and reviewing this book. Criticizing it is rather like attacking a huge latex blob with a baseball bat. Despite some vicarious satisfaction, there still -remains the nagging knowledge that it is still there, not affected in the least by your attentions. Smugness and inane pragmatism carried to the level of dogma make constructive criticism impossible. Other than an eleven page introduction by abraham rotstein, this book does not concern itself with canada at all, as the title seems to suggest. The book is merely an incredibly simpleminded attempt to justify rightwing social democracy, under the guise of Swedish “functional socialism”. The name of functional socialism is. derived from the authors premise that the end of socialism is to bring the private control of the means of production and distribution under public control. This may be done in two ways, according to adler-karlsson. The first is the direct socialization of the means of production, an approach which leads to .uncomfortable social upheaval. Since, according to the authors definition, ownership consists solely of a set of
control functions over the economic life of a country, one can accomplish the same thing by restricting private capital’s free hand in this area. A neat argument against radical socialist proposals. Unfortunately it is won on the grounds of a definitional tautology. If one accepts his definition of socialism and his definition of ownership, the rest of the argument follows like the right side of an equation. Obviously socialism and ‘ownership constitute much more than adler-karlsson’s definitions. This matter could be belaboured much more but it seems rather pointless. Armed with ‘this tautological framework, adler-karlsson builds
upon it fearlessly in order to -erect a model of socialist society that would set the most liberal of hearts aglow. Socialist society would not consist of a working class hegemony but rather of pluralistic control. All those groups which have a stake in the productive life of the country-labour, management, stock-holders, the statewould meet around the bargaining table to arrive at the public good. Under this system, according to the author, the working class must be ‘“responsible” in its demands. It should acept the basic fact of economic life that its share of the economic “pie” will not increase. Its role is to work in concert with the other interest groups in order to make the economic pie bigger. Thus socialist society is equated with economic efficiency and the size of the G.N.P. Attempts to change the authority structure, work environment, the value system, etc., are totally idealistic and meaningless in the tintext of adler-karlsson’s model. There seems to be little use in saying that any resemblance between the author’s ideal society and socialism is purely coincidental, that his theories are formulated totally in the framework of bourgeois philosophic categories if not bourgeois ideology, that it is totally uncritical and justificatory etc., etc., etc. I suppose the only decent question that may be asked is “what has happened to human beings in swedjsh functional socialism”? Then again that question too seems rather spurious. tuesday
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The acting for the most part revealed just the broad outlines of the characters. While the play was still thoroughly intelligible, full characters like elizabeth honsberger’s wife of the prime minister make for a smoother flow of perception. Another obstacle to this flow, and a major one, was the rushing through of speeches. On at least three occasions an actor
would continue his lines right through audience laughter. The addition of a narrator worked quite well for the performance, not only in providing background for the play, but also in creating the brechtian ‘alienation effect’ that mr. evans was attempting. In order that the audience be kept from more than intellectual involvement in the play, house lights are left on; actors step outside the action of the play to speak directly to the audience ; and stage crew participate directly in the play rather than remain behind the. scene. So even so-called ‘touching scenes’ are to be viewed cooly and not as catharsis, It is hard to say how valuable the ‘alienation effect’ is in Lady Precious Stream. Perhaps you could gather some answer from others who saw the play. But perhaps the play ought only to be considered an--entertaining--exercise in drama.
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however, it seemed to have passed unnoticed. Perhaps because I am male I would have liked him to stand a bit more vividly in the male-female, bluster-cunning conflict. Of course, on the female side all was not. wit either for the prime minister had a daughter who was as stupid as she was quick-tongued. Little need be said of the costumes. When you consider that a cast of almost twenty are decked out in satin-sequined garments of various patterns and colours you may realize just how visually exciting the play was.
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The plot-line seemed only *an excuse for the comedy. By itself, it is thoroughly uninteresting : clever-rich -girl leaves family to marry poor poet who becomes rich and famous. But if that plot is clothed in satire, marvellous costumes, a large array of characters, and an oriental aura, it makes for a full evening of entertainment. The comedy consisted mainly in the development of the old theme of the proportions of female-male power, or, rather the relative strengths of blustering pretence and cunning. Only on& man, the elder son of the prime minister, did not suffer from female connivance. His wit w?s so unexpected,
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It seems we can count on maurice evans to direct good comedies. This past week’s Lady Precious Stream provided ful’ther basis for this expectation. It may have been that the play was not Chinese at all but ‘that did not matter. It was fun to watch.
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I’d never heard of margaret atwood. One day, last year, in the city hotel, I started reading her Power Politics, somewhere between sobriety and drunkeness. _I gave my copy, a gift of a woman who liked her work, to a friend, and so, while farming through the summer, couldn’t get into her anymore. When I was heavily into the peace movement several years ago some people used to consider me a cultural boor. Instead of going to the border or the toronto demonstration last week, I atatwood’s tended margaret readings. I never realized, until I got into c.p. snow’s Two Cultures, how much our ideas are distorted by the huge chasm between literature and science. As a grad student in psychology, I got reading c.p. snow’s The Search, and the hangups of ‘doing science’ (a real oversimplification > and the characterization of human stories were joined for the first time. So, several years later, I went to hear atwood open to integrate the “two cultures”. I came away from her reading a little enlightened, but purged of my previous naivete ab?ut how easy such an integration would be. I have little’ to say about atwood’s poetry. I, understandably, experience it differently than she. I believe that she has begun to articulate the machine-like ‘human’ relations that are occurring in all state capitalist societies. Her perceptions are part of the shift towards phenomenological insights about ourselves and away from the detached schizoid, objectivist approaches (scientism) . I was struck by the similarity of her Power Politics and r.d. laing’s “analytic poetry” in his Knots. Her poetry is then a part of our deepening awareness about the ways we perpetuate our structured oppression by mutually enslaving each other inter (and intra Jpersonally . But atwood, apparently, would not like to be seen in this light. It seems that big A art is still too rooted in the repressed (this holds more for written than visual art > to be searching for ‘an integration with other ways to perceive and conceive. Language is, after0 all, exceptionally limiting, though english, and hence this piece, more so than Chinese. No matter what the reason, however, it seemed that atwood was not able to grasp
that since science is an art and hence the chasm between the two cultures is really a social problem, the more esoteric notions of poetry, the ones complimenting the antagonistic, esoteric notions of science, need rethinking. Atwood provided us with all the hang-ups of esoteric, self -conscious art. In replying to the many vital questions raised, she said, in part : “Words have an intrinsic meaning...“, “When a poem is written it is disregarded and becomes a thing.,.“, “I am not my poems. I am not a piece of paper with words on it...“.
The interesting thing is how these views of art are quite similar to those in science that reinforce the very antagonism between art and science. That may seem strange. Big A art and big S science, with an underlying commonality. The treatment of language as a ‘thing’ the hang-up of western culture from Plato to today, rather than as an aspect of behavior (not in the behaviorist sense) may have some credibility within pure math, and their baby the computer (with the help of engineers who put themselves out of work), but, even in this realm, it is a deception to think that symbols have an essence. Abstractions, whether words or math, do not come out of a third realm (besides things and animals-humans included in the latter) of being. The notion of language as a thing, with intrinsic meanings, is powerful in linguistic theory, but as we begin to understand language, structured as it may be for. the purposes of analysis, as mediation, not as essence, this view will definitely decline. The fact that we have so much trouble seeing it this way has to do, ironically, with the kinds of ‘human’ relations that atwood’s Power Politics describes. Only if science and technology are finally seen to be mediations Jarbitrary, undemocratic ones at present) and not causes will we be likely to go beyond the power politics that lead to the amchitkas the world over. I don’t believe that atwood believes that a poem is words on a page, but her artism leads to that kind of objectivism. Yet poetry wishes to resist such objectivism. The problem is deeper in human culture than was ever articulated at the poetry reading. Atwood also said in response to questions :
“A poet who writes for a political movement writes poor poetry...”
The dissociation of art from all questions of politics is as mechanical, and insensitive as is the sociaiist realist reduction of art to vulgar matters of political strategy. The dichotomy is primitive, and archaic. Yet the discussion kept sliding towards it. 1[ suspect fhat a false view of langaage, meaning and truth on both sideq; partly explains this. And again, ironically, it is rooted in the cstrangcmcnt of us from each other, and the role of power politics in this, which forces us to use words like weapons (things 1. she noted that: “Poets are more sane than most other people...“, “I am happy because I am doing what I want to...“.
She was replying to what she called the fhcraycutic approach to rightly disclaiming the poetry, notion that poetry necessarily comes from nc>urosis (a word she used a lot). When I read l’ok’cr Politics I was confronted with some of the realities of my relations with others, both men and women. It is because margaret atwood and I both have experienced some of the effects of the machine-like marketplace that she as poet and I as readf?r can begin to make contact. Rejecting a self-centered subjectivism, as the reader, which compliments the thingifying of art, doesn’t in any way lessen the creative, sensuous experience of the reading. It expands the meaning of the poems in Power Politics because it begins to catalyse a process that stirpasses the deadendedness of relati.ng to others with detachment and .games. The question is not who is more sane or happy but, if this is valued, how to do everything possible, in art and science to facilitate this. Atwood seemed to thirik that her clear commitment to sanity and happiness, in a world where power politics makes, in her words “no place safe”, has no affinity with politics, science, etc. I don’t agree. But this says more about me than atwood, so that should be understood. But a review, like a poem, can be a medium, even a gift. james harding
I am going into my garden. My garden is a magic garden filled with weird and wonderful things not the-least of which is Charlie. Charlie is a unicorn, a lavender unicorn with a big shiny cork-screw in the middle of his forehead. -Charlie? Charlie? where are you Charlie? I wander through the petunias, pansies and pommegranites (which I had my own sweet time growing on account of this aint Algeria). I walk through cherry-red grass over caramel hills under a lemon-drop yellow sky. looking for ... Charlie. .
-I know where jolly-old-flowering
he is. arbutus.
Jolly-old-flowering-arbutus. Purple mist hangs in folds. itself and dissolves away. Its Charlie!!! Charlie’s in a good mood. He wants to play at chess. Charlie’s a good chess player on account of he’s got Russian blood in him. And Russians are good chess players. I know that it is true because Charlie told me so. Knight to King’&Bishop three. Check. Mate. Oh well blew another one. -1 ets play baseball. Charlie‘s a great pitcher. A regular cork-screwed, clumpy-hoof~ed, Suspends
Charlie wants to talk now..Jt seems that Charlie always wq@s,,: to talk. I really don’t want to hear him. He always speaks of the same th&&. :j ;.~ He feels persecuted. 2~: 1 :’ ~ You see he’s a lavender unicorn when all about him &$@” shocking-pink unicorns. You probablv didn’t know it but shockina r&W+* - ------* f”““-+?~?~ . unicorns ore considerable in n’umber.‘They’re all over the place. But @$&. : rare day when you run into a lavender unicorn like Charlie. Anyway they’re after him. They’re trying to get him. And%b&t ;.. .~ I \I.; :,y #lie is here - in my garden. $,%; B . sn’t my garden really, its mostly Charlie’s. Charlie contrc&‘ii$ ’ Th.ey say that environment determines person‘ality. B ut that isn’t tru&Mv
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I love you. Diamonds fall in the morning
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sitting in the backyard with a can of beer in my right hand, a volume of Fob&t Frost in my left, and Dylan Thomas on the grass
dew. We make love. . . Roses bloom on my window
remembering those singing hours playing with-love and songs threwing them in the cherry tree your sun blowing hair kissing the leaves as we laughing in. the limber boughs and dancing on the rays in those cherry golden days, and the ocean bright nights on the linen light sands your moon white waving hands v calling me to the moon lit sea waking on the waves in the gold rise seeing miracles in your eyes.
My love sleeps. F/o wers em brace the silent night. My love wakes. Listen to the ri’sing sun. Good-b ye. Frost on a summer
day. She is gone. the morning drops winter
That was long ago, perhaps memory gives- you a metaphorical hue. Those cherry boughs won’t swing me now I wear saftey wings in the public pool. But 1 can feel you, now and then, even now touching me Ii ke a butterfly on chrysanthemum.
q. K. Radu
Fear The waters are coldly One step and deeply . dbwn sink ing my seeming structure
penetrating slither the appearance of my futyre transformed, and its future swallowed. ‘-7 my transformation One step - the world rises and rolls / dare not move. I am not Christ, my friend. The waters do not respect me.
R. K. Radu
Through white china rooms, Under tissue paper ceilings, We wandered like novice artists in a foreign gallery, Pondering the strange and wonderful promises on the wallsChildren’s drawings painting Many promises: / Of sun honey meadows Where the hair of the little blonde girls Grows and weaves itself into beckoning waves of golden
I have seen the cripple society keeps And smugly says he has no feet, Or the women who has no eyes Or cannot hear her children cry. I grow weary of societie’s lies, It’s infirmaments, it’s disguise.
And of enchanted felt board forests, Homes of mortar board magicians Who carry with ease the heavy platinum keys To doors of_ an ice-chandeliered mansion Where miniature servants hold up looking glasses Tinted with favourite colours;
I have seen a man with poles for feet Walk down a windy and merciless street. With every terrible perilous gust, His body turns and sways and thrusts And yet the street below him fades away And the cold sky above in hommage sways, For his mind is his lair. He feels no despair.
And finally of the heroic lapse Into the mourning of nightThe dignified entombment Within a mahogany library of unread precious
0 frightened and vain society watch this man. From despair returned he offers us his hand. And in these wild, perilous Decembers, What God forgot, the cripple remembers.
As we passed, the promises floated from the wallsSighing steam.leaving moist outlines dripping, Running from the mirror of a chipped plate.
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One day, half a year ago, I felt your silence . in the feverish sun when I was sifting sand through my fingers. then you told me of life in Nam a&you waxed your red surf board and I felt like a babe in awe of your experiences. In those two days I was captured by the caress of your and your beautiful understanding of life ’ but when I had to go my limbs and Soul were saying “hello” but my lips said “good-bye”
Sometimes I.want to travel those thousand miles between us and touch your existance but now I pray you will write and hope you will not. joanie
There are those who grieve and candles, moments of light in a cloud-mantled sky; but I cannot laud you with the voice of Vergil lamenting the young Marcellusthe grace of the Mantuan is not mine.
Cutting.pain numbs my mind, and my soul refuses to accept this decree; should the gods love those who die young (fantasy of poets) then you were loved with a love greater than mine and more enduringbut you were Iphigenia, driven helplessly to the holy altar.
We belong to a different love mine, the love from which escape is the single happiness yours, the love of woman for men as companion in clay and lover bY day flying from lovers is bringing me endless lusty nights back broken springboard of bedrooms peeling back the sheets and coating last nights smile with daylight revealing rows and rows of even teeth and blood red gums stained by my staying and silently chewing the flesh which I lost in the fight.
like that other death so long ago,. death of the young could have lived so much, down in violence.
No time to seek, no timeJerusalem cowers at the dawn, every light of heaven weeps, alone , unw,atched; never will the grave open to Eternity, revealing you one last time. Could I sing the mournful melody, I could not find words to mouth in torment, enough-it must be enoughto stand at dusk amid the voices of strife and offer the final Ave atque Vale. Gloria
Despair demands The lost Not found To be forgotten Only to itself A person being Forever unmindalthough the life Reality. Am I the key Or lock attached Within the without A sane moment Latched not to But hidden as found New dreams of Hell. Is life not true As sense forgotten My mind-mineNot minus to you For every dead soul Not lost forgiven As God is dead He Man has Resu rected Alive in Spirit Dead to the World To be born.
Tears will not silence cries sounded in anger, but tears are all to offer, torn by this senseless waste, this meaningless lossyet tears only add sorrow to enlarge the void. It is not the who taken
The still sea stands about your trembling foot and holds you there, motionlessa marble pillar stretching high to meet the loving breezes; Nunc te cognovi, and what I see is life, to end this funereal lament within my minda water offering to me, to drink thankful if my soul is dry, if I reach out to take thecup. You smile...how I have seen that smile before and never assented, how you have offered me sea-winebefore, and I never assented. The taste of salt-spray touches iightly lips which must touch yours’in turna triumphal procession, momentary, of affinity in a sea-chilled space; the tide (I know) will leave us soon, to caress another’s naked soul,’ somewhere else, centuries from now; never uniting us again, taking this moment j back to the ocean, stealing my love... Barren sand, the wind cools the sun-baked sod, the gulls go somewhere else; your kiss answers my solemn question and quells the doubt within my soul, the sea still holds you fast, and I kneel to assent, and you are gone. t-low often have I seen that sea and yet deny its existence.
You the forks and I the spoons and of course we’ll always be friends You the saucers I the plates and there will always be some love for you You the forks and I the spoons and be sure to call when you need me and that’s the first of a thousand cliches But you the saucers and4 the plates , and I know our tears are made of glass I and you will pass . out of my life as eas.ily ./ as this room
I turn my face to the window for there are tears about it and in your eyes I’m afraid of not seeing love snowflakes fall mad wallflowers in solitary dance the earth a trampled kitchen floor in the window my wet face and tears I cry for you are tears cried alone.
What shall I do with the one who eats my poetry at supper smiles, then tucks in her stomach digesting words and images looking out the window for lovers passing by in heat she reads my poems once a week for old times sake pretending she can feel the pressure my loves on her thighs wishing she had felt the presence of my eyes on her
Through tinted eyes I see your face. The rumbling of your mind, The rumbling of your mind Is the prelude to the storm. With warmth you clasp My hand; My thoughts are fleeting moments Of hope. The future is but the dying embers of the past. Mike
All the trees and birds I had warm arms, And you knew you were And I Adonis. But still you lay, Just out of reach of my Staring at a kite, On a long, white string, a kite, flopping gayly in gay at suddenly finding free from its master. Craig
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younger and younger, we stifle the ancients to die in the pitfalls of our bones wracked with pain, flowing black between the candy coloured sheets which she washes twice a day .in hopes the drain can suck my love away.
culture .and creativity... Nowhere more than in the universities have potentially creative people been bound by the perceptual limitations of bourgeois culture. For too long artists and poets have been idealized through the medium of lectures, profs, and booklearning. Some of the ideologues would have us identify with cheap images of hip-sexists and pseudo-leftists, while the poet-laureates would have us idealize stereotyped images of reflective, brooding artists sensitively removed from the mainstream of life (as well as fear long-haired weirdos). It’s about time we dethroned our cultural leaders (and we do accept their leadership every time we pay passive homage to them in lectures and textbooks). Creativity cannot flow from the ivory towers of the university-or any sturctur&, for that matter, which so ingrain our psyches into the dominant culture. Sure, on some levels within the system we experience and express the existential realities of fleeting joys, loneliness, suffering and fear. But the material structures of our lifestyles within the system determine our sensitivity and awareness. As we go about our jobs and-come home to our families day-in and day-out how can we presume to be artists and poets-in our spare time? From where can creativity flow if our only conscious touch with the universe is a drive through the country in our cars; or our only touch with the most dynamic social processes is through the passive consumption of television and textbooks? One hundred years ago Henry David Thoreau marvelled at the wasted energies of societies whose Bill Moyers quit his job as a special assistant to LBJ when it finally dawned on him, as a civil service bureaucrat, that people * aren’t statistics. Consequently, he we,nt on to travel the length and breadth of America to discover what was true about the people. One morning at 3:oO am he was awakened by three young blacks who asked him, “Are you the cat doing the thing for the magazine?” When Moyers answered yes they handed him the following peep addressed to “Apolitical Intellectuals”: One day The apolitical Intellectuals Of my country Will be interrogated By the simplest of our people. They will be asked What they did When our nation died out Slowly, I ike a sweet fire Small and alone. No one will ask them About their dress, Their long siestas After lunch. No one will want to know about their sterile combats With “the idea Of the Nothing.” No one will care about Their higher financial learning. They won’t be questioned On Greek mythology . Or regarding their self:disgust When someone within them Begins to die The coward’s death.
They will be About their Horn in the Of the total
asked absurd shadow lie.
On that day The ,simplest
But such personal revolutions are happening on many fronts. In the most blatantly supressed societies men are risking immediate death rather than endure the endless suffering and indignities of imperialism and colonialism. And here, at the heart of the beast, thousands of kids are saying no to more subtle forms of oppression: the family, schools, and jobs. Rather than accept the myths which have perpetuated bourgeois society : success, material happiness, happy-ever-afterness in marriage, progress and democracy-they are facing the reality. This is not to say that their break from the system has beeti complete, or even that conscious. Twenty years of competitive, ego-shattering socialization is not easily transformed to a new awareness. For many, the reality of standing outside of the dominant culture is too great, and vulnerable to old anxieties and fears, they return to the relative security of the old forms, or escape altogether through insanity or drugs. But saying “no” to oppression is the potential beginning of the creative process. Slaves can only write about suffering, death, and “dreams” of freedom, but free men, finally coming to grips with existence, can create something new. The following selection of poems reinforce my contention that, foremost, artists have to be living creative lives, and in this historical, period that must involve a revolution against a societal structure which has reached a dead end.
sole preoccupation was with maintaining their material existence through work. And what else are cities all about-producing and consuming. What and For What? How free is man when at a technological level he has developed machines which could free him from work, but continues tp support a social system which chains him to work? When the work ethic is so strong, despite the emptiness of most jobs we must ask ourselves serious questions about the psychological processes which function to keep us at alienating work. When in a social-world context of war, nuc.lear and biochemical weapons, threatened ecological‘ disaster, population explosion and “1984”, the promise of pension plans hold us to 40 years of drudgerywhere is our awareness? Are we not psychologically chained to our illusions? All of us have been emasculated through our utter dependance upon the dominant culture. We are not free, no matter what religious myths or sophisticated rationalizations we turn to for comfort. In the face of existential realities-living and dying-we are petty and alone, if we dare face it. All of us in the dominant culture are afraid of freedom, for because tie know \ nothing else, capitalist bourgeois culture (with all its cons&quent evils) is our womb. The synthesis of idealism, awareness, and courage it takes to break our way out of that worinb is nothing short of revolutionary, for we have to do it alone, without alternatives. The system has not provided us with alternatives.
For four or five years “the revolution” was a concept perceived largely in politicaleconomic terms,. and held by a minority of campus radicals. Now, it seems, a definite culture has emerged from that era of confrontation, more unconscious than conscious, and embracing a new set of values and social structures. But how has this happened, and why? It’s almost as is, while the politicos assumed the rhetorical and organizational leadership of the campus movement, a broader base of politically-aware people had forsaken the degrees and positions that had brought them to the campus, and had begun to create a new lifestyle. Co-ops and
communes are no longer the transitory means for poor students to meet payments on the way to a big job. Now they are seen as a way of life by’ many people who talk about “alternatives to the family and consumer-spending.” The question I would like to ask is whether what we have experienced is really an evo-revolutionary development, or like the confrontations of three years ago, will it pass? I think that it’s about time that revolutionary culture began some kind of dialogue concerning its ideas, values, and development. (Or is such a proposal too heavy to handle along with the immediate preoccupation of developing “revolutionary culture”. . . )
In view of the fading animals the proliferation of sewers and fears the sea clogging the air nearing extinction we should be kind, we should take warning, we should forgive each other Instead we are opposite, we touch as though attacking, the gifts we bring even in good faith maybe warp in our hands to implements, to manoeuvres
See, we are alone\ in the dormant field, the snow that cannot be eaten or captured
this aerial photograph (your vulnerable sections marked in red) I have found so useful
Here there here there It is cold
are no armies is no money and
We need each others’ breathing, warmth, surviving is the only war we can afford, stay
And they’ll a’sk: “What did you do when the poor Suffered, when tenderness And life t3urned out in them??”
Put down the target of me you guard inside your binoculars, in turn I will surrender
Those who had no place In the books and poems Of the apolitical intellectuals, But daily delivered Their bread and milk, T-heir tortillas and eggs, Those who mended their clothes, 7 hose who drove their cars, Who cared for their dogs and gardens And worked for them.
/he experience of being the actual medium for a ~0f~tinuaI process of creation takes one past all ticprc.5.~ion or persecution or vain glory, past even, chaos or emptiness, into the very mystery of that continua/ flip of nonbeing into being, and can be ~/JP occasion of that great liberation when one n~ntlcs the transition from being afraid of nothing, to the realization that there is nothing to fear. Nel~ertheless, it is very easy to lose one’s way at hny stage, and especially when one is nearest.
walking with me, there time /if we can only make it as far as the
joining, forever gaining towards
joining, length, inf in ity.....
And YOU somewhere wondering
. on this
where it began when it was not. And YOU wondering how it is held together And if it can fall apart, and leave you timeless like an ancient Mayan, who had his balam, his guardian of time that left him free NOT inexorably entwined in its length by the mechanical hands of a metal god, . always pointing, always reminding us that time is
Hindsight You need my thoughts you sayIn truth I think you need them Badly, as some mad urge. Coursing through you want them, Quickly, grabbing, Blind to fruit hues You glut yourself on peelings. You need them sure enough, Quintessentially if you please. A line, a phrase, A quick summation Makes fuel for firing Other minds--you say ‘I know him well’. Gorging, bolting, Like some wild dog Salivating over so much Cubed beef. Slower chewing might betray Crabbed pastures or the butcher’s Whence it came. Dancing, singing, Forms and finery laugh home All becomes you, All comes to you. Quick-clutching you go, Some girl’s school product Selling stolen wares. As if by right You reach to sample summer’s As if by secret merit You curl contentedly on winter’s Sweat stacked these stones, Crushed grapes, drew waterBut for this?
Less than line-collector, Squandering truths amidst the mob And noisy rattle of the beer hall. Like fine lingerie Half-hiding hungry limbs, Pure embellishment-an incidental That entices. Mere words you takeEmpty baskets well-wickered Yet bereft of all that lives. Sweet honey issues from your But what of bees, work, death Teeming clovered afternoonsMere garbage stuff?
Forty cretins in some inner sphere, Long suffering, Unadmired, Cry out in grim disgust. We laboured hard, Sank shafts, drew blood, Went where no other soul dared go. All this to lie in stony corridors, Cold corners where Like ogres kept In secret places We content ourselves with rationed Cramped quarters And your fawning love.
Back so soon? _ Your spirit tired from heavy trading. Arms outstretched, Shopping bag well hid, The master comes as mistress. A kiss, some sorrow, gentle weepingLove floods the market once again. David
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26 edition to Terry Harding.
by Steve izma,
lang, ion mcgill,
mary e. holmes,
a. di franc0
P 010 -split The warriors water polo squad won one and lost one over the weekend in their first league outing in hamilton. The mcmaster marauders, bolstered. by four of this year’s pan-am team trounced the locals 14-5 in the first game. After the first quarter the score was only 2-l for the steel city gang but the roof fell in during the second quarter and also in the fourth when the warriors were unable to stay with the superior mcmaster squad. One member of the warriors said after the match that the boys just couldn’t get their game together; and with them not used to the rougher brand of polo played by the marauders it was evident more work will be needed to get the home squad in condition for the rematch next weekend in london. match the In the second warriors won 10-5 over the guelph gryphons. The game was less of a blood bath for the warriors and no scratching, bathing suit ripping or fighting was evidenced as there was in the game with mat. Tony kotstyzo played between the guelph posts and was a good test for the uniwat forwards, although his absence from the forward line lessened the gryphons power down the middle. The next warrior outing is at western Ontario next weekend when they again take on mcmaster - and western, who also is blessed with a pan-am star.
Waferbabies in series With the world champion chevron waterbabies winning ways finally recognized as being above water, the challenges kept rolling in last week. ’ In order to make the contests as fair as can be expected and so all have the right to meet the greatest team remaining on earth, a round robin series has to be established. The first such match will pit the “wild gang” of south-3 village one murray led by b. “mad man” against the dasteredly north-4 team who, with their heads in the clouds, believe they are spirited by god. Well, good for them ! Game time as usual, is 7: 32 pee em Wednesday in the uniwat natatorium. The waterbabies will be in full vocal support of the looser and *may assist in other ways as yet unknown.
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Kiss in the ring
Women Intramurals Last tuesday and thursday nights were great girl watching nights in the main gymnasium as the women’s intramural volleyball league got underway. All six courts were busy from 7 : 30-9 : 00 pm both nights :with a different version of the old bump and grind routine.
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Actually there appears to be some pretty fair volleyball talent around the campus and it looks as though it will be an interesting season. After one night of play village 2 west is on top in league a. Their placement there however was probably disappointing for them as all the teams they were scheduled to play defaulted. Let’s get on the bit tonight-village &north, phys ed, and off-campus-no more defaults. In the b league, renison came on strong with three big wins to start the season on top of their league. Play continues this week so if you are not playing, take a little time to come over to phys ed and cheer on your favourite team. The women’s ret basketball got underway on thursday when approximately thirty women showed up for the scheduled 9:15 games. The competition is fairly good, so if you like basketball why not come out tonight and be assigned to a team. The women seem to be overly active this term so yet another activity has been added to the already busy schedule-women’s recreational hockey-ice that is. This takes place at queensmount arena on fridays between 12 : Oo2 :00 pm. If you have some talent in
You must supply all your own equipment. If looking for a ride down, cars will be leaving the side of the athletic complex building at 11: 30 am. For more information contact sally kemp, ext 3533.
The group is still in the organizational stages so it will be just pick up games for the first few weeks, after that games will be arranged according to the levels of ability.
Just a reminder of some of the other activities available : women’s squash instruction 6 : 308:30 pm tuesdays. synchronized swim thursdays 2 : 304 pm; fridays 2%~ pm.
This is a social diversion in which the players must be on sufficiently intimate terms to render familiarity inoffensive. Then, engaged in which spirit and good temper, it furnishes fine fun out in the open, especially to the young adults of either sex. One player stands in the centre of the ring formed by the rest of the players, who join hands, and extend as widely as possible in formation. Sometimes the game is played to the accompaniment of a play-song, in which the isolated participants is enjoined, vocally and musically, to “choose the pretty girl” he “likes best.” This done, he advances and touches one of the ring, who must then break away from the hands she has been holding-the ring immediately closing up-and run around about, to avoid capture, and if she can-and desires so to do-before being held, regain a position as part of the ring by breaking the hold of two players and taking a hand of each, thus reforming the circle. Then the pursuer ‘must commence all over again. If the chosen be caught, she is led triumphantly into the centre of the ring and kissed. Immediately thereafter, her capturer joins the circle and she becomes in turn chooser and pursuer, with renewed singing and merriment. Sometimes the chosen is, perhaps after giving a good run for the fun of it, an easy capture. That depends upon who the pursuer may be. But affability and an even distribution of the sexes are essential to the success and the charm of the simple old pastime, which is a survival of the old english may games, themselves an adaptation of amusements of far more ancient date.
Squash tourney There is an entry of 110 people in this fall’s . singles squash tournament and it all begins tonight at 7:OO, starting with the men’s intramural draw. The women’s competition begins tomorrow with the faculty, staff and varsity on thursday. Times have been arranged for each match and the matches will begin within 10 minutes of the scheduled time. Tardy players will be defaulted. During the competition, the draw will be posted in the open squash gallery ‘and players are to submit their scores to the scorer. For any other information, contact the intramural dept (ext. 3532).
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About 500 fans and a noisy band trooped over to the Waterloo barn to witness a sloppy brand of hockey demonstrated by the warriors with some help from the western mustangs. The warriors were defeated 6-3 by a mediocre group from london. S The hard-hitting game produced seventeen penalties. Seven went to the hosts and ten to the visitors. Although the western grapes had little skill to demonstrate, they had little trouble skating around the Waterloo pucksters who showed little cohesion but many mistakes. The first period ended with a 3-l score. Another was added in the second to up the western tally to four with the warriors not answering at the end of the second. The Waterloo defense looked slow with only two platoons available for this scrimmage. Future games should see the full squad appearing with the final cuts being made soon. This loss marked the first for the warriors on home ice in over two years of play. Warrior marksmen were roger kropf, morris, and darcy. The home team was outshot 47-33.
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Today’s opener, although an exhibition bout for the basketballing squad, should indicate the successes to be expected from the team which is being led by rookie coach don mc crae. After the initial cut, the nine freshmen hopefuls were cut to three. Coach mc crae considers it remarkable that any first year students were included in the final sixteen because of the high incidence of returnees. Phil gogins from the windsor area, phi1 schlote of forest heights in kitchener and bill lozynski (brother of the former warrior star) were the chosen freshmen. Returning players include jaan lanniste two time scoring leader in the OQAA league and three time winner of the most valuable player award. Tom kieswetter will also be evident on the floor as once again the fans will be treated to his superb ball handling. While most of the teams are busy rebuilding, the- warriors are ’ overloaded with returning players with past experience in the league. Missing from the line-up will be walt lozynski who has to sit out the season because of an eligibility problem.
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Coach don sees the squad as short on height but hopes the experience and respect the players hold for each other on the court will more than compensate for ‘this slight shortcoming. The italian junior team showed emphatically that standing height is not the only factor involved in backboard control. So all is not despair on the problem of short players. Ernie hehn, bill ross, and footballer bill ross all stand 6’5” and will be vying for the position of center in tonight’s game. Macmaster, York, toronto, western and windsor are all busy attempting to build a cohesive unit with new and untried players, but the lutheran golden hawks true to their former ways in the recruiting department have secured the services of at least two players with many years of college experience and ranks as one of the teams to beat. The warrior-golden hawks match on november -23 should produce a good battle. Don mc crae, fresh off a series of high school coaching successes in this area and a short while with the national team on the playing end, brings another approach to the Waterloo campus as he represents the third basketball coach in four seasons. Tonght’s opposition will be the ever powerful york university squad in toronto. First home game will take place this friday against the visiting university of Winnipeg.
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Eleven schools and 69 runners appeared on Columbia field for the first running of the QUAA cross country c’hampionships last Saturday. Thirty minutes after the gun sounded, grant mclaren of the university of western Ontario crossed the line minutes ahead of his closest rival to claim the first place position and lead western to the team championship. Former warrior trackster and cross country distance ace sammy pearson was the second western runner in, placing seventh. Chris bolter and rich houston ‘completed western’s domination of the top ten with their fifth runner finishing in fourteenth place. Waterloo’s first athlete to cross the wire was dan anderson in 12th and jon arnett, running on anderson’s heels throughout the gruelling 5% .mile race, 13th. The course began on the plains of lake Columbia then took the runners up the steep incline to Columbia avenue and out toward the railway tracks. All competi tiors expressed their satisfaction with the course and were grateful for the lack of street running so evident in many cross country courses. The fences and two water barriers, across laurel, made the event ‘a true cross country course’, as one participant commented. All morning, prior to the run, the sun shone brightly on the course and the athletes anticipated a good effort. Peter olver was the third - Waterloo runner to appear on the flat of Columbia field, but he too was pursued by a team-mate. Freshman mike kaine breathed down Pete’s neck all the way to the wire to finish only a second behind. Dave grant rounded out the warrior top five finishing in 42nd place. After the final tally, there was no question that western, the preevent favourites, had captured the competition but there was a tie in points for the second position. Both guelph and Waterloo gained 106 points each. A new rule taking effect this year rules the sixth member of the teams tied as the next scoring runner. Guelph’s sixth man finished 43rd while Waterloo sixth was ten places behind, and the guelph group was awarded the second position. Western was miles ahead with only 39 points. York university placed fourth with the university of toronto a disappointing fifth.
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The October 29th issue of the chevron carried an article by wes darou castigating the engineering profession. Unfortunately, a lot of what he says is true. There are, though, a few things that I would like to query. Why did you, mr. darou, single out the engineers? Aren’t the same maladies present amongst doctors, lawyers, architects, computer programmers and any other profession that you care to name? You’ve also made some hasty generalizations. You’ve said that for-real girls find engineers dull. Why is this? , This assumption i based on what one girl says. As .n engineer, you should know better than to base an assumption on a sample size of one. I can think of a lot of people, both male and female, who would be more than willing to dispute that point with you. At the bottom of the right-hand page of the article is a very hasty generalization,to wit the quotation by mark twain. You should- know better than that, or was it a careless oversight. I have known both professional engineers and students who are interested and knowledgeable about sports, music, art literature, current events, etc. Outside interests are one of the few ways remaining in order to stay sane. You also said, at the beginning of
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the article, that engineering - is a capitalistic ripoff. It may be a bad example, but premier kosygin was an engineer. Engineering is simply the application of knowledge. As such, it cannot have any political or economic considerations. This is all very well, but mr. darou does express a few truths. The APE0 is a farce. The “engineering mystique” is carried to the point of absurdity. School is a dream, although nightmarish at times.
I am overworked‘and I do feel alienated from girls. I’m not even sure that I want to be an engineer upon graduation. I should get out, but I won’t. I’m simply * doing something I’m interested in. At the end of it all’, I’ll get a piece of parchment (which I pay for) which is next to worthless and a great deal of personal satisfaction that will make up for everything. malcolm turner 2B them eng
reading The Engineering I find myself in the totally new position of writing a letter to the editor. Although I agree with most of your stated opinions on engineering, management, and society, I disagree most heartily with your apparent attitude towards those who choose to study the application of the laws of nature to real-life situations. You appear to be too totally negative towards engineering. Why? . Your article is good-so good you may be turning off “potential” engineers. This is bad. If you don’t know how engineering works how can you hope to fix it? On capitalism-yes, capitalism is slowing us down; but why? Perhaps if you read The Waste ,Makers you can dig the truth. The ‘problem is not the total responPlastiQue
sibility of engineers, but the, total responsibility of the society. As far as chopping down a tree from the bottom is \ concerned, you’ll find that if you lop off the limbs one-at-a-time, the tree finds itself in the position of having no reason to stand so it falls down of its own accord. (Swish). Thot for the day-“You can’t rearrange your living room furniture while sitting on the john.” ed grant 4B mech eng
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NEWFOUNDLANDS’ liberal-dominated / electoral history, it was a rout. The progressive conservatives, who took only three out of 42 seats in the last provincial election, stunned the liberals by winning enough seats to form a minority government. With all the votes counted, it stood at PCs 21 seats, liberals 20, and new labrador party 1. However, the margin in several constituencies was close enough so that recounts were inevitable. Smallwood seemed determined to hold onto power, and the change of government might have to await his defeat in the house of assembly; “I think it’s going to take a charge of dynamite to shake him out of there,” john crosbie, the successful conservative candidate in st. john’s west, said friday. But there was no mistaking the magnitude of the PC victory. Smallwood took his own constituency of placentia east by only 190 votes. Seven cabinet ministers and the speaker of the house were defeated. The conservatives took 52 per cent of the popular vote as compared to 45 per cent for the liberals. And the turnout was 87 per cent of eligible voters, unprecedented in newfoundland (where normal turnouts are around 65 per cent) or anywhere else- newfoundlanders had gone out in record numbers to oust the smallwood government.
Only one casualty The PCs suffered only ‘one casualty election I night: former liberal finance minister val earle, who crossed the floor of the house two years ago during the debates over the shaheen oi I refinery deal, was defeated in fortune bay, which he had won as a liberal in 1966 (although he managed to cut the overwhelming liberal majority of 1966, in an area that has always been a bulwark of smallwood strength, to 249 votes). The only other major conservative figure to go down to defeat was robert wells, a prominent st. john’s lawyer, who failed in his.attempt to win a bonavista seat. The man who holds the balance of power (at this writing) is tom burgess, leader of the new Iabrador party, like crosbie and earle an ex-liberal. He too quit the liberals in disgust over joey’s big industrial giveaways, and formed the NLP for this election as an outlet for the
feeling among people in labrador that they have been ignored by the st. john’s government. Not only did burgess win his own seat of labrador-west, defeating labor minister roy legge, but the NLP made substantial showings in the other two Iabrador seats as well, and took an overall plurality of Iabrador votes.
Will bargain Although burgess indicated on election night that he was leaning toward supporting the PCs, he said the next day that he would bargain with either party. It is extremely unlikely, however, that he would make a deal with a liberal party led by joe smallwood. And even in the improbable event that they do not get burgess’s support, the PCs might still be able to govern. Two of the liberal members elected were supporters of john crosbie when he ran for the liberal leadership against smallwood in 1969 before crossing the floor, and would probably not vote to defeat a government in which crosbie was a major figure. There was a definite pattern to the results. Smallwood’s influence in urban centres was eroded completely. Every seat in st. john’s, corner brook, grand falls, and gander went overwhelmingly conservative. Even outside the cities, conservative strength varied directly as the extent of urbanization and industrialization. The coastal districts, where there is little, and few young voters because the young people have all gone elsewhere, where people remember the days before 1949 and the social-welfare benefits conferred by confederation, remained in the liberal column. One exception is burgeo-lapoile, which contains the town of burgeo where fish-plant workers have been on strike
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since early summer. The result in that riding, which went conservative by a reflects the growth as a small margin, force in newfoundland politics of the strongly anti-smallwood newfoundland fishermen, food, and allied workers Other constituencies that have union. been the scene of strikes this past summer, like grand falls and burin, also went PC.
Favored rural vote \ Shrewd politici-an that he was, joey saw the possibility of a .decisive urban swing to the PCs years ago and rigged the electoral map solidly in favor of the rural vote. Urban ridings tend to be large (one St, john’s constituency has 18,000 registered voters) while outport districts have as few as 3,000 voters. This means ttiat although nearly one-quarter of the province’s population voted in st. john’s, they could elect only six PC members there. It almost worked. Newfoundlanders went to bed election night thinking the liberals had a minority government. But when the university vote was, counted the next morning, one more crucial seat had swung to the PCs-St. barbe south at the southern end of the avalon peninsula, won by ed maynard, a NFFAW organizer, by a handful of votes. Adapted
Maynard and tom burgess would be NDP in any other province. But the only way’to start change in this province is to form a coalition: the PCs are a melting pot for all disenchanted groups. The provincial NDP fared very badly, receiving fewer than 600 votes in every riding it contested. This does not reflect on the future chances of the party in any way. People were not taking any chance of splitting the anti-smallwood vote; even the labor leaders were solidly ,tory. The rationale was to throw out smallwood, let the people accustom themselves to change, and then try to build a stronger leftist movement here for the next time.
Leadership problem Smallwood has said he will not contest another election, and the liberals could have leadership problems as *several potential leadership candidate&finance minister fred rowe, economic development minister john nolan, and mines minister William Callahan-went down to defeat. The conservatives, with no Loyal civil servants and no experience running the state machinery, will have problems of their own. Another possible source of tension is that the dominant figure in the party has- not been the leader, frank moores, but rather john crosbie. Moores has now built a strong base on the west coast of the island; his majority in humber west was the largest in any constituency outside st. john’s. But the people of newfoundland did not vote for frank moores: they voted against joey smallwood.
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