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“We didn’t cop -out and we cfidn’t-go slack” “I think we can honestly say that we took the problem seriously all the way through. We didn’t cop out and we didn’t go slack. I by brute Steele have to admit though I was getting a bit the chevron tired of drugs toward the end.:’ The quote is from Gerald LeDain, chairman of the federal government’s three-year long study of drugs in society, a study that exhaustively studied other studies, reviewed reports, interviewed users and non-users and-arrived at over 150 pages of summary concluding that research to the present (presumably outside of LeDain’s study) has been sloppy, biased, and generally unscientific. The results of research are, according to the commission, unreliable at best. An immediate response to the release of the LeDain report came _ from Ontario Premier Bill Davis. Davis announced on’ iMay 16 that he would set up a special committee to investigate the findings of the LeDain report. From the looks of it, it may take as long to decide what to do about the report as it took the commission to compile the If its not one thing, its another. ‘And original document. yesterday it was anothkr. A bunch of The main concern of the commission young people got dressed up like druid seems to have been the welfare of the priests and entered’the sacred gathering, citizens who might use marijuana or ha// deep within the catacombs of the 1 hashish. The commission, dividing 3 to 2 in People’s Gym, where some guy mumbled’ the final report,‘suggested that “although something about the future, Burt research has not clearly established that Mathews read a chapter from his forthcannabis has sufficiently harmful effects ,coming book of science fiction to justify present legislative policy fantasy about graduates getting jobs and towards it, there are serious grounds for the magic words were muttered to the social concern about it’s use, and this initiates as they went forth to take The concern calls for a continuing policy to Word to all the peoples ‘of the world. discourage its use by means which involve a more acceptable cost, than present policies, to the individual and society”

“The evidence of the potential for harm of cannabis is far from complete and far from conclusive. On the whole, the physical and mental effects...would appear to be much less serious than those which result from excessive use of alcohol. However, there has not been sufficient experience with long-term, excessive use of cannabis to justify firm and final conelusions .” Until recently, only certain individuals can truly be said to have had bad reactions, both physically and mentally, due to contact with marajuana.. .those being the numbers arrested for possession, possession with intent to traffic,trafficking and other adventures actively showing a pro-drug leaning. Liberally, LeDain and two other commissioners considered penalties for possession unjust and ineffective if dolled out on a major scale. In fact, they advocate abolition of possession penalties with a tightening up on penalties on distribution by “sensible importing, cultivation for sale and trafficking.” LeDain recommends punishment of up to five years in jail on indictment for trafficking with the‘ possibility of a maximum penalty of 18 months on summary conviction. Fines are thrown into the pot too. Currently, trafficking is punishable with up to life imprisonment. Other suggestions of the commission’s report include the following: Cultivation for sale would carry the same penalties as trafficking but cultivation for personal use would carry no penalty, and the accused would only have to establish reasonable doubt in order to ‘avoid conviction.

a The mandatory minimum seven-year penalties for importing and exporting -would be abolished but these offenses could still carry higher maximum penalties than other forms of trafficking. o Giving small quantities of marijuana to someone would not ‘count as it presently does. . l Police would have the power to seize pot and pot plants werever they are found regardless of whether or not a criminal offence was being committed liable to penalty under law. The two commissioners in the minority of the report varied from the concerned to ---the not-so-worried. Political scientist Ian Campbell suggested fines of 25 dollars for first offense, 100 dollars for subsequent offenses on possession charges...fearing that no penalty would, in some way, sanction use.Criminologist Marie-Andree Bertrand . ‘advocated cutting legal hypocrisy and voted for legalizing the sale and ,distribution of marijuana. What can all of this mean? Well, the government isn’t going to say that marijuana smoking is good. Nor is it likely to say that it’s bad. So maybe it’s a simple matter of whether or not our leaders want to have anything to do with the drug question at all. And if, as LeDain suggests, just talking about drugs made him “a bit tired”, it might be wise for Ottawa to ignore the whole issue. Which is probably what they will do. One more thing. To quote the com. misssion, “driving while under the influence of cannabis should be avoided.“’


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The new University of Waterloo Act went through six years of work, numerous revisions, a half dozen student governments, a brief flurry of active opposition from students and dozens of committee members who helped draw it up. All that, finally, condensed into one afternoon of debate and consideration two weeks ago by the only group of people who had any real power to enact it-the the Ontario members of legislature . When it was all over at the end of four hours of deal-making, no one would admit that they were really happy with the results, but all

involved were relieved to have it over. The members of the private bills committee made a few changes in the bill as it was presented to them from the university, but nothing the main opponents of the bill-the federation of students representatives--considered a victory for the students. And, whether or not the administration admits it, the committee hearing finally broke down into a definite “us and them” format, and the students were definitely “them.” To add to that feeling, there was abundant fuel at the meeting to support the federation’s feeling that decisions on the bill had already been made and passed down the party line.

Vietnamese films next Wednesday Two Vietnamese films showing how people are organizing medical aid in Vietnam will be shown may 81 in room 185, campus centre. The films are “Struggle for Life” and “Youth and-Creation.” Instead of showing combat in Vietnam, the movies concentrate on the more positive side of helping people under adverse conditions.

According to the organizers, they hope the films will show how much the Vietnamese are committed to the struggle against american troops in Vietnam. Vietnamese students will be present to answer questions. Although the time of the presentation is not now available, those interested should call the federation office.

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The most flagrant example was the cut-and-dried way in which the committee passed the composition of the new senate without even bothering to debate it. David Robertson, federation vice-president, had just read to the committee a carefully-prepared statement outlining the reasons for higher student representation on the senate. Dave finished, turned, and began to walk back to his chair, expecting the members to talk about what he had just said, but before he could even sit down, the chairman glanced around the room and declared the section passed as is. It also appeared minds had been made up about the token addition to student representation on the board of governors. After cursory discussion, one member made a motion that the three students on the board be upped to six; he was virtually ignored and someone else said five, the vote was taken quickly and five it was. Members came down pretty hard on Robertson and Terry Moore, who were speaking for the students. At one point, a member shot at Terry : “Just what percentage of the students do you represent?” Luckily, before Terry could reply, another member took the wind out of that one by asking the / lfirst member: “How many people back home do you represent?” But the point of that exchange is that it would never have occurred to any member to ask Burt Matthews how many people in the university he represents, or even to question the fact that the president of the university is not elected at all. The debate on Canadianism trotted out all the tired cliches of that subject, with proponents of the citizenship requirements ‘pointing

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out Canada’s self-defeating looseness in immigration laws and opponents arguing that “truth and knowledge know no national boundaries.” Several members of ,the committee held that the citizenship test here is such a farce that it can’t possibly make a person more aware of Canadian culture and history if they had not grown up here. Leo Johnson, U of W faculty countered that it member, demonstrated at least that the person is open and sympathetic to Canadian peculiarities. President Matthews held out against endorsing citizenship requirement on the governing boards of the university, saying : , “It would be unfortunate if the university’ were restrained from using all scholars in the community because of a clause in the Act.” Local MPP Ed Good said that, since the Board spends Canadian tax money, it should be Canadians who decide how to spend it. He did

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not point out that even non-citizens pay Canadian taxes. Several members of the committee responded extremely defensively to the citizenship debate : “This chauvinism that’s sweeping the country bothers me.“, and, “Soon we’ll be writing new Nuremburg laws.” The members resolved the debate strangely, unanimously voting for citizenship on the board, but defeating an 85 percent requirement on the senate by 8-4. Federation president Moore was disappointed that the students got no help from the faculty in changing parts of the act, and charged that the students were not even listened to during the committee hearing. Administration president Matthews termed the revised Act “acceptable” but said it was not as he would have liked it. Obviously, though, he had less to complain about at the hands of the ,committee than did the students.

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Revamped Radio Waterloo returns to the air station now finds Dale, in turn, has attempted to ’ completed,the set up an organization that’js as there is room for a lot of different types of $eople. They need a democratic as possible. He has initiated by-weekly staff meetings secretary, newswriters and Today is the day Radio Waterloo broadcasters, hoping to create a communal technicians, returns to the airwaves. The feeling among the members of the’ editorial writers, and also have campus radio station, which has time slots open for interview and station. been off the air for four weeks, will news shows. Dale said, “It is a again be broadcasting over the As station manager, Dale feels complex situation. The station Grand Rive? cable system at a this is the type of group wbuldn’t break‘down if we had a frequency of 94.1 FM. ’ organization needed to attract and full-time technician. I can’t perRadio Waterloo has two on-air hold people’s interest in working sonally handle the .work I do. I control rooms and a production there. He said that “staff have to be aware of everything studio located at the Bauer meetings, in part have been that’s going on, I feel. Really, it’s a Warehouse, about a half mile north directed towards finding what full-time job.” of campus. This building, being the people want to do and later exheadquarters of the station, also People at the station have been perimenting to find out just what contains -a record library, a we can do. Changes in programso busy with. the internal changes technical workshop and an office that they haven’t yet become in-’ ming occur with the acceptance by for the manager. volved in promotion. Members feel a majority of the staff.” Whether such a system can be’ the station badly needs a publicity campaign of posters, newspaper In the past few weeks extensive successful still remains to be seen; -but this renovations have been done to however, it is an experiment in ads and newstories; enlarge, rearrange, and fix up the democracy that bears watching in ‘would gave been much more effective had it been, started two actual studio areas. Aside from the next few weeks. weeks ago. this, the station has auxillary How does the staff feel about the facilities for rembte broadcasting The s&on will be on the air tine station’s management? There are 1 from Waterloo Arena, Seagram and the physical those who feel that it was a/ hours a day from 5 pm to 2 am; Stadium, education complex, enabling it to mistake taking the station of the’ there are hopes that the hours will but this probably air in the first place, and that ‘at be expanded, ,give live coverage to such events won’t come until September. Dale best it will turn out to be no better as basketball and football games. feels the staff is “warming up to than during the last few months. programming.” More variety However, hopes are still high. The organization’ of Radio as described by shows have been added to the Waterloo is, at this point, more of a’ The atmosphere, c a Portuguese hour Dale and Bill Tuiner, the station’s ’ schedule; co-operative venture than begins next I week, and for two and carpenter during anything else. The station is technician :hours each week a group of funded by the federation of the recent period of structural emotionally disturbed children go changes, is such that “people can students, whose executive has out to the station to work with the work here without being hassled.” appointed a paid manager, John . disc jockeys. Dale, to co-ordinate activities with Turner feels that “things have instructions to “create a viable There is a difference of opinion started off pretty good. A group \ -i&a-structure.” should feeling has evolved, and if it as to how programming operate. “pome people think,” said carries on there just may be a good Dale, “that it’s just better to get on group working together. It’s the air and do it; and as we get i almost a catchy feeling for closer to air time, I find I agree everyone who walks in; and things will get better as mpre people get ‘with them.” 1) The CPC and the Creative Arts - involved and we get on the air.” At The overalloutcome of events at Board be amalgamated into one the moment he thinks the station’s the station probably hinge on board, the Cultural Arts Board. biggest problem is inexperience. Dale’s skills as a co-&dinator, and 2) This board should consist of He said, “It will be a problem for his ability to work with and guide representatives of the university awhile, but will soon be overcome. the various members of the community such that the There doesn’t look like there will station. university of Waterloo and the be any big problems.” It was best put, by Tom Mcfederation of students have equal He also added that, “We’ve sort Dermott, who has been with the representation. of been in suspended animation; station a year and a half, when he 3) the purpose and function of this people don’t know what’s hapsuggested that if Radio Waterloo is board should be: pened to us. We hope we can get going to develop in a creative back part of the audience we lost a) to co-ordinate and assist all fashion, the people working there during the off-air period.” existing 1student programmes in must avoid the personality games During that period, volunteer music, dance, drama and any that have occurred in the past. “In other programmes which are ,workers Nancy McLaughlin, Beth the creation of a ‘big family’, staff placed within the jurisdiction of :Elkington, and Kathy Wilson have members should be aware of the the board. been working on revamping the big fights families have long been b) to select and provide a series recotid library, and so far hate known for.“. of professional and, amateur at- catalogued over 1400 albums. Each There seems to be some fear of tractions during the acadeinic record will have a call number and maybe the albums will be developing the station as a comyear in the field of cultural arts. c) to allocate funds for the alphabetically indexed later this mercial entity ; nobody wants to summer. But in the meantime have it so one person sits down and amateur as well as professional programmes. something, will have to be done does the programming. Should station members see through this d) to encourage and assist the about the use of the record library creation of performing groups and because “everything that’s tack perhaps a well organized, popular has been ripped off.” technically and creatively exinterested groups in the above With all the changes -almost perienced group will develop. areas. By gord moore and brute hahn, the chevron

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cannot bk neglected or-shirked off by the university. Therefore a similar committee on staff grievances must be created to safeguard the rights and interests of our part-time people. Furthermore, it should be knoti’ that this recent situation is not an isolated incident in the operation of the C.P.C. A number of criticisms and objections have been raised before. After - reviewing the operation and structure of the C.P.C. it becomes evident that the responsibility and the decisionmaking power in s&h a programme cannot be left with any one individual. Students, faculty and staff are all involved in the program in some capacity.

At this time of budgetary constriction it is all too easy for a large bureaucracy like the university of Waterloo to forget the humane values which should be central to any community. Expediency and a narrow definition of efficiency can lead to decisions that leave the individual crushed between the gears of the machine. We believe this to be the situation in the recent decision by the university and the Cultural Programming Centre to -dismiss Bess Hamilton, the curator of the art gallery. We the executive of the The- federation of- students for federation believe that a situation example, under the auspices of the like this can neither be ignored nor Creative Arts Board directly forgotten. The following action, if allocates 7500 dollars to the parwe wish to prevent a recurrence of ticipation aspects of the. (dance, , drama, the Bess Hafnilton affair, must be programme taken. music). It is on this principle, that The university has in existence those involved in a programme an arbitration committee to review should be responsible for the that the grievances of full-time staff. , operation of that programme, Persons, simply because they are the following structural recomemployed in a._part-time capacity, mendations are made :

Board of student grievances-to handle problems and injustices The federation of students has set up the ,board of student grievances to handle any and all problems and complaints individual students may have with faculties, the services, and other organizations bureaucracies on campus. In past years, students have often been given the runaround in trying to get to ‘the root of their problems and in correcting injustices. Thisnew board intends to be in dontact with all administrative and faculty groups in order to be able to solve students’

problems quickly and efficiently. The process is simple. Come to the federation offices and ask for the board of student grievances. All that is required is that specific details of the situation be available from the complainant. Leave your name and phone number if no board member is present, and you will be contacted as soon as possible. The board is there to help you, so the more input it gets from the students the better it will be able to function. Anyone interested in helping on the board should leave their name at the federation office.




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Taj and Jeff branch,,out tovvarcl better things .-. -

Taj Mahal has come a long way since his original ‘Natch’l Blues’ album; Happy Just To Be Like I ,Am (Columbia C 36767) shows him decidedly less focused on the blues’, now dabbling in a variety of folk and west indian music along with the country and good time themes first present on Take a Giant Step. Taj’s development is much less a search for a specific style than a sort of frenzied probing for a genre; his own personal touch is immediately evident no matter what the musical ‘blend and his natural eclecticism leads us delightfully through everything from an R&B version of the


traditional ‘Oh Susanna’, to aslowed, .half-mad ‘Stealing’ (which fully recovers the song from Arlo Guthrie’s distortions), right up to his own ‘Black Spirit Boogie’ which is a tender Mahal adaptation of Furry Lewis style bottlenecking, a delicate, gentle sound from his own SOUL,

Pegging Ta j is, in the end, a fugitive. task as elusive as the moods to which he is open and the range of instruments hea has mastered. Happy brings a healthy dose of joyful music, enough to restore any city boy after ‘a day at the office; as a ’ sideline he int .corporates some ‘swamp roots’

‘which allow him to administer the business end of _ a Mississippi National Steel-Bodied Guitar as impeccably as his forebears. One caution regarding Mahal’s records-if you don’t have a Dual turntable or something of equal quality, you would do well to try out a friend’s copy first. Without well-balanced arm Happy is liab I!e to skip on several cuts (as is Giant Step).

Jeff Beck is back in full force and from the looks of Rough and keady (Epic KE 36973) its a presence that is long overdue. Until now / Beck had remained for me a Paul Stuewe, the chebron promise unfulfilled, the only former Yardbirds lead - who had failed to, find his stride. Beck went -overboard when he as insp’iration for the budding, on local poverty, featuring inA Media Mosaic. ed. Walt Mk ‘left the Yardbirds, his group journalist; absent, however is the terviews with real-live poor, folks Dayter, Holt, Reinhart, and cutting a few discs the best of consciousness that such men were and candid shots of their exotic Winston of Canada, 1971 which was Truth. While on first exceptions to the rule, dwellings? What, you thought the 1hearing it seemed an lp with real precisely because of article’s major concern was with A Media Mosaic, a collection of distinguished punch and unique style, it was in topical essays chronicling the i the mediocrity surrounding them. the increased taxes we hardfact a collection of incompatible To imply that the compitiful state of the Canadian Working tYPes would have to PaY to . figures which saw Rod “gravel communications industry; is the munications industry will reform support such unfortunates? Well gerty” Stewart trying and failing through producing better comgosh, kid, what would our ad- to work it as a blues vocalist, Nicky sort of mishmash hip young educators use to stimulate’ municators is rather like assuming vertisers think if we rocked the Hopkins cutting a full blown blues that capitalism can be revivified boat-needlessly, that is. But you discussions among their morel piano while Beck was using both as pliant charges. Problems (sub#through producing better workers ; can be Sure that when the big background against which to lit ignores the question of why StOI'kS break, the truth Will COIIle diddle With teChnOlOgya jective journalism, concentrated ownership, violence) become people behave as they do-or why out-if it’s fit to print. Jeff Beck has mellowed and to behave as “problem areas,” within which a they are encouraged matured, his original power now Probablythe most. disturbing limited range of disturbing facts is they do-within institutional complimented by a masterful frameworks. Got a bad zoo? Get aspect of this book is the failure to reserve. Rough and .Ready matnattered ina futile, and ultimately recognize that the media are social ,masochistic, effort to cast a’.shade better lions. ches him with enough forceful institutions, complete with ’ to-go. On the whole it is an exA similar spinelessness of relevance ‘over the pall of inmechanisms of recruitment, stitutionalized learning. The effect characterizes A Media Mosaic’s cellent recording. Perhaps most produced is not unlike that of treatment of such questions as socialization, and control, which important in all of this is the manufacture certain products: reading the last 20 Royal. Comconcentrated ownership, where the personal milestone it represents news, entertainment, high-middlemissions sequentially ; total inevidentnecessity of decentralizing for Pinchas Zukerman, the young low culture, etc. And if we hope to tellectual numbness, with the through some kind of drastic inIsraeli violinist. There is almost certainly tervention is rejected in favor of a change the quality of the product, reader’s boggled mind harking a temptation acwe must be willing to carry ’ back. to Stephen Leacock’s “National Press Council,” which companying violin mastery to tend would receive complaints, comthrough structural changes within definition of the proto-typical towards the virtuoso pieces which changes which form the mainstay of acCanadian political statement: ‘If mission studies, and doubtless be these institutions, somewhat less effective, in terms will not occur if we restrict ourchanges become necessary, such complished men like Francescati. changes will be given careful of combatting monopolies, than is selves to diddling with/the flow of Zukerman demonstrates his consideration.’ our Anti-Combines legislation. input (i.e. graduates of journalism allegiance to the art in the renschools). Precisely what changes Since’ most of the contributors The media, you see, are dition he achieves with the English’ Champions of the Common Man, are needed is ‘still an open are directly involved with the Chamber Orchestra; as with the and will remain so as music media, their recommendations for the voices of those who have no question, selected so with the change seldom transcend the call voice, the last defenders of those long as we rely on the mea culpa Zukerman interpretation-the solo of A Media Mosaic for us to become better people sacred rights which comprise our breastbeatings and the ripieno comingle properly through some sort of magical selfcommon heritage. Surely you for our analysis. Or, if froggy had and the orchestra is not made to wings, he just wouldn’t have to take the back seat. transformation. Ace reporters of - haven’t forgotten the K-W -bump it so much., the past are invoked, for example, Record’s last scintillating article I


talent to malre for involving music ; with Cozy Powell bringing up very strong drums and Bob Tenth providing harsh vocals without Stewart’s grating hoarseness, Beck is free to drop the blues facade and plunge headlong into heavy rock. Paced masterfully by the band, Beck gives full vent to his fast-fingered riffs to produce a driving rock sound best enjoyed on high volume. There isn’t a ‘bad’ cut on lhe album ; Side II is certainly the most intriguing listening experience, expecially thesplicing of “New Ways” and “Train Train” a jaunty, halting, electric cut which slithers thorugh rhythms to maximum effect and can leave you brea &less. There is a tendency today, especially among rank purists, to feel that J. S. Bach is being publicly defiled by modern interpretation. Bach has been “switched-on” through the moog, electrified and rocked and, ‘most recently, “jazzed” by Moe ‘Kaufman. Purists aside, that J. S. Bach is being publicly defiled by modern interpretation and adaptation seems to me only to bode well concerning the wealth of material therein. Hopefully, as many have moved from the classice to the modern useage of Bach, others will begin to move in the other direction. For anyone who is still listening, Zukerman Plays Bach (Columbia



is a splendid beginning, comprised of three concertos for violin and orchestra including one from the Brandenburg series. The no.2 in E Major contains an allegrorendered as a rousing, intense movement which circles incessantly about one of those unforgettable four note Bach motifs; an -adagio which is a simple, lilting theme that the violin dresses elegantly in figurations; and completes itself in an allegro assai, a fugue arrangement which focuses rather more fully on the violin and evokes church-like imagery. .The no. 1 in A Minor features a determined, majectic and at times haughty allegro followed by a tender and saddening ,andante-a piece so beautiful that it will sponsor endless images and -feelings if closely listened to ; the concerto completes itself with a happy celebrative allegro which takes you exactly where you want M31072)



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‘Cabaret a dazzling tribute cto Isherwood When I first heard that Cabaret was being made into a movie, I had many especially since I hold misgivings, Christopher Isherwood’s “Berlin Stories” in a great deal of reverence. What, I asked myself, would the Hollywood mind do to Isherwood’s subtle, fragile characterizations, the intricate, unspoken relationships of his characters? How could a story of the emergence of Nazi Germany become a wide-screen musical extravaganza? After seeing the movie at the Waterloo, I must report that many of my misgivings were real ones, but the motion picture which has been carefully and intelligently constructed from the retelling of Isher-’ wood’s book stands as a stunning and honest work of its own makers. The people who made this movie were, perhaps fortunately, unable or too smart to cope with Isherwood’s muances , of character, his vision of the inner and outer perversions of Europe in the 1930’s. Like most films, this one is incapable of allowing the unanswered question. Isherwood the novelist chronicled his times by focusing on those particular people who live at the edge of society, the night people and misfits, the people who not only see the absurdity of society’s rules and expectations, but lead lives which ignore them, contradict them. His almost unique power as a writer was his ability to live among those people, whose strangeness attracted him so, and yet remain apart from being one of them ; .of being caught up in their lives and still look at them and himself from the outside. He considered himself an emotionless, apolitical camera, the lens of his eyes and mind focusing on his surroundings and his . pen recording the impressions on the negative of his paper. As Isherwood the participant-camera slowly gets t&know his subjects-putting together a jigsaw puzzle of their personalities as with snapshots in a scrapbook-their secrets, their make-up, become clearer and clearer, like a picture coming slowly into view under chemicals ; the sexual bents of the subjects would slowly become clear-although the sexual nature of the narrator is left unstated to the end, homosexuality is intimated, but never spoken, never sensationalized.. .a camera has trouble focusing on itself. The relationship between Isherwood and Sally Bowles is also left open, understated, never-as in all relationships the author enters into-consumated. Hints are the best you’ll ever get from Isherwood, Not so with the makers of this movie. In Hollywood, hints are not enough, subtlety is not dramatic enough. Director Bob Fosse and writer Joe Masteroff won’t allow Isherwood’s deeply intricate characters to keep their mystery, , their depth. Characters and situations are simplified, made easier to accept, less intriguing. But it is indicative of Isherwood’s depth that, even watered down, SaUy and Brian and the rest of these people are the most intriguing to fill the screen in a long time. Even though Liza Minelli’s over-publicized Sally is not quite unglamourous enough and much too talented onstage, and Brian turns out not to be homosexual at all, folks, but just hasn’t found the.. .choke.. .right girl to understand his sensitivity--even though all that, these are still people to grab your imagination. Brian, played by Michael York, is a long - way from the Isherwood<amera personality-Isherwood would never get carried away enough to rip up Nazi literature and get into a fight-and in many ways is the major disappointment in this transition from the book to the screen. Perhaps theatre-goers-especially those expecting a “musical” in the vein of creampuffs like “Sound of Music”-would not accept so outwardly bland a character

Brian (Michael York) and Sally [liza Mine//i) grab a taste of affluent decadence at the expense of new-found friend Maximillian. Director Bob Fosse’s version of Cabaret leaves behind a lot of Christopher Isherwood’s vision of Nazi Berlin, but still manages to remain faithful enough to present a stunning motion picture. joel Grey’s performance as the Cabaret Emcee is worth the price admission alone, though Mine//i has gotten most of the press hoopla.

as Isherwood for a hero. But it’s somehow ironic that the man who made himself into a camera for readers should be so hard to translate to the medium of the camera in our age. People expecting a “musical” will be let down here. All the music is happily placed in context (either at the Cabaret or elsewhere) and is saved from draining the: power or credibility of the characters by forcing them to break into song and dance. in the middle of a love scene or street fight. Interestingly, the most dazzling character and the one most faithful to Isherwood’s literary senitivities is the’ Emcee of the Cabaret, a character manufactured for the Broadway musical. Joel Grey creates in the Emcee a mysterious, sensuously attractive, person whose secrets are left intact; for some reason-probably because he doesn’t have to fit the mold of “love interest”-the closest you will get to knowing his real sexuality, his depth, his loves and hatreds, is a knowing wink. And then, you won’t really know what it means. Like the friendship between the original Sally and Isherwood, the relationship the Emcee has or is having with Sally is left unanswered, hinted at, teased with by ‘masked glances and split-second flashbacks. Isherwood would approve of this; a camera can’t follow two people into a bedroom for lingering shots of love, it can only record those unguarded moments when others are around. Grey is simply superb, creating the most sexually fascinating screen character


since James Fox and Mick Jagger’s roles in “Performance.” The recording of the Nazi phenomenon ,remains7as in the book-always on the periphery of these people’s lives, but is always there, like ominous thunder in the distance. Cabaret has been carefully woven under Fosse’s direction into a smooth, sur‘prising, humorous entertainment, a movie of brilliant cinematography and outstanding performances by actors who are fortunately mostly unknown to viewers. It is a tale of a gentler time and a harsher time than that in which we view it, a tale-thanks to men at least partially sensitive to Isherwood’s work-which captures the carefree lives,. the inevitable sadness and the impending disaster of Isherwood’s Berlin.

Welcome home, Easy rider Welcome Home, Soldier Boys, playing at the Odeon, has many things wrong with it, not the least of which is its advertising campaign. Reading the ad in the paper, you go expecting blood and guts and political (anti-war) activism. The blood and guts come near the end, all right, but are by ‘that time almost incidental to the story that is told here. , Unfortunately, it reminds you too often .and too much of-what else these days?“Easy Rider”, the by-now over-cliched “search for America .” I.. many ways though, this strange little amateurish effort manages to capture

small-town rural America much 2&r than “Easy Rider” and its slick imitators. / The mood of conservative America during the frustrating winding-down of the Vietnamese war is caught well in the middle third of this picture. The four young men who come back from Vietnam, buddies because of the trauma of the army and the war, are without honor or even respect. The doves reject them, and the hawks despise them. Murmurs one korean war vet in a bar, “When I was in the army, we didn’t come back until it was over.” The men try to go back, to the small towns which were their homes and find out that there is nothing to go back to, except in their minds. Not a new and unique insight, certainly, but one which is presented well here-the futile visit to the high school gym during a basketball game, looking in vain for a familiar face or a former buddy nottransformed by work or marriage into an “adult”. The acting is unprofessional enough to be almost disarmingly realistic, and the seeming honesty of the movie-the director happily passes over all the sen: sationalism which the ads imply and which must have been tempting-makes me unable to cynically dismiss it as “son of Easy Rider and Billy Jack.” Besides which, any movie which uses a lot of Linda Ronstadt on the sound track can’t be all bad. But, I must report that a good movie on America and the Vietnam war has still to be made. -wk friday

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Conceptions of ‘the lived’ and ‘the real’ were the focus of the paper read by Prof. Germaine Bree in the philosophy department colloquium “Perspectives of Man” held tuesday afternoon. Prof. Bree’s paper was titled “The Philosophical Anthropology of Sartre and Levi-Strauss”, and it surveyed the positions and debates between JeanPaul Sartre and Claude Levi-Strauss which have dominated the french, ‘if not european intellectual scene since the second world war. Indeed, the central figures and their exchanges are of such a stature that they make the debates of the same period in ,North American academic circles appear like a scuffle over territorial control of a semidesert by scattered tribes of intellectual pigmies. Levi-Strauss begins from the’ z epistemological position that there is a discontinuity between the ‘lived’ and the ‘real. This is in direct response to Sartre’s ,existentialist philosophy ad the later schools of phenomenology. For Levi-Strauss, he who grounds his view in the self-evidence of the cogito of the individual knower has cut himself off from knowledge of Man. He investigates structures to which human thought must -conform rather than the process of thinking as a recreation of structiie as does Sartre. He directly opposes Sartre’s ~early definition of man as consciousness and later of man as. the maker of his own history. To Levi-Strauss there is no seperation between thought and’ language and the structure of language is reflectine of the fundamental structure of the human- mind, which is the key to his studying man. On the other hand Sartre’s position is that language only exists as spoken by a man. Hence it is an act which can and-needs to be studied as an instance of a determinant individual praxis. A myth for Levi-Strauss is a fully constituted structure of-the elements of the human .mind which are constant in

the study of history and politics, influenced by the French underground Resistance to the German occupation. In the immediate past-war world, the attention \,of the french intellecuals was directed toward the question of culture in the light of the apparent collapse of French culture due to the crisis of 1946 and the fall of France. Sartre saw a void in europe and the need for a new mode of culture. To fill this void was the project of the intellectuals (i.e. Sartre and the grouping around the journalTemps Moderne) Far from the banks of the Seine, indeed on the banks of the upper Amazon, LeviStrauss was conducting his studies of ‘primitive’ tribes and producing a different notion of culture. He saw a commonality between the social and mental structures atop the banks of the Seine and those in the Amazon. That is, men’s rules and cultural symbols are organized within nature and on a global scale, i.e. the dialectic of thought is contained within nature. Sartre’s revolutionary activism was paralleled by Levi-Strauss’ anti-imperialist worldview which stresses men’s commonality and equality of their lived experience.

their range. However for Sartre the myth is a totalization at a particular moment and can on&&%r%derstood in the context of the dialectic of human history. Indeed Sartre assumes that with a correct method individuals and the biographies can be made transparent, as he is attempting in his monumental biography of Flaubert. Sartre’s retort to the structuralists intoning Levi-Strauss’ name is that while they can .explain that Flaubert was a petty-bourgeois, they cannot explain why every pettybourgeois was not Flaubert. The central ground of the debate seems to be how men make and live their history. For Levi-Strauss, the elements of the human

mind are given, though they may be shifted, but a new structure as such cannot be created. For Sartre, men make their own history by transcending the conditions and! structures into which they are borne by’ constituted ‘projects’. Such a transcending subject, - , for Levi-Strauss, cannot exist. How men make their history is also central to how they understand themselves. For Sartre, men’s self-realizing projects are both the subject and the means to his selfrealizing projects are both the suject and the means to his self-understanding. One of thei original attractions to Husserl’s phenomonlogy was the latter’s concern that man not be reduced to an object of scientific analysis. As an alternative, Sartre turned to

Thus we are left with Sartre’s individual’ totalizations as ‘masks of the future’ and, Levi-Strauss’ structure that is silent on the passage from structure to practice. Here Germa’me Bree concluded her stimulationg paper. Prof Bree, along with the authors of which she spoke, must be congratulated for confronting the real issues which we live, an exceptional occurence within academe. . It is to be noted also that the two most stimulating intellectual events of the past year in the sphere of the Humanities on this, campus were both sparked by women, Prof’ Bree and Prof Joan Robinson. As intellectuals they are indeed carrying through that task of culture in practice of which Sartre and Levi-Strauss have spoken.

Against si,m,plistic nutritbml A number of statements and implications in the article on nutrition inlast week’s Chevron disturbed me. I would like to comment on some of them. The statements : “The well nourished body can protect itself from bacterial invasion and can detoxify foreign materials which gain access to it. If poisons, harmful chemicals....are carried in the tissue fluid, the healthy cell refuses to let them enter.” seem quite questionable to me. If this is true, then a healthy person (presumably well nourished) would not be inviting hepatitis by using dirty needles. (?) If-the author believes that a well nourished “healthy? cell cannot be invaded by poisons or harmful chemicals, then why all this concern about pesticides. Why use pesticides in conjunction with “natural” fertilizer? The implication that proper nutrition is absolute insurance against disease (“No matter how many germs get into the body, if the blood stream and the blood corpuscles are in healthy condition, these organisms will not cause, you sickness for they have no place to propagate . ..-“) is absurd. Proper nutrition is not magic, The author also claims to know the cause of diabetes, heart ‘disease and cancer. The researchers trying to ‘discover the cause of these diseases will be comforted to know thatthey can end their collective search. The claim ’ that these .disorders are caused solely by faulty nutrition completely ignores the evidence that the tendency to develop diabetes (1,2) and possibly heart disease and cancer is inherited. Certainly if diabetes is simply a matter of nutrition, then all people should be equally susceptible to diabetes. That refined foods “cannot spoil because they cannot support the health of bacteria so they certainly cannot build human health either” is also absurd. Store-bought bread does spoil-it becomes moldy ! My main criticism is

that this sort of reasoning is faulty. Bacteria and molds have requirements for fewer nutrients than humans. Whether a food will spoil really indicates very little about its nutrient composition in relation to human need. One reason humans must eat a varied dietis that there is no single food which provides e-aery nutrient required by humans in the proportion required by humans. Brown rice, for example, is completely deficient in vitamins A and C. The proportion of amino acids in brown rice is such that it must be supplemented by legume protein (soy beans, peanuts and lentils) to give the proper proportion of amino acids to yield a complete protein. If this is done, the quality of vegetable protein is equivalent to that of meat. However, any single plant protein does not provide a complete balance of amino acids. To be complete (well balanced) a plant protein must be supplemented carefully. A vegetarian diet is perfectly nutritious if YOU know how to balance it! The bit about sugar in the article is very confusing. “Refined white sugar is quite different from the natural fructose of fruit and vegetables which contains all the vitamins, minerals, proteins and oils needed to maintain our vitality.” I wonder if the author is aware of the actual biochemical difference between “refined white sugar” - -_ and “fructose”. Fructose is contained in refined white sugar and is released through digestion. The fructose released from white sugar is biochemically identical to that found in fruits and vegetables. John Yudkin (3,4,5) has questioned the advisability of the increased use of .sugar (whether natural or refined) in contemporary societies. More recently, he has evidence that fructose may indeed be the offending agent (6). The sentence quoted above implies that fructose from fruits and vegetables contains all the vitamins, etc., needed to



maintain our vitality. That is completely false! This error was likely an unfortunate result of faulty sentence construction. ‘I’he statement that “The principal sources of essential fatty acids are natural vegetable oils.” would, I presume, be true <only of vegetarians. Animal fats also provide essential fatty acids. I failed to comprehend the point about rancidity of fats. The author claims that hydrogenated fats cannot become rancid. In fact, hydrogenated fats can become rancid (7). I wonder whether the author is confusing the processes of rancidity and hydrogenation. Rancidity is the oxidation of the fatty acid portion of the fat, whereas hydrogenation is tthe addition of hydrogen to saturate the double bonds making the consistency solid (7). Of course, there is a long-standing controversy over the desirability of saturated fat in the diet (5,8). My basic criticism of the article is its lack of references. Upon what sources of information does the author base ‘the statements and implications put forth in the article? References : 1. Rimoin, D.L. Diabetes, 16; 346. 1967. 2. Kahn, C.B., et. al. New England Journal of Medecine 281 343. 1969. 3. Yudkin, J. Lancet, l&5. 1956. 4. Yudkin, J. Lancet, 2:155. 1957. 5. Yudkin, J. Lancet, 2 :4. 1964. 6. Personal communication, graduate student working with J. Yudkin. 7. Meyer, L.H. Food Chemistry, Reinhold Publishing Corp., New York. 1966. (See Rancidity, pgs. 32-39 and Hydrogenation, pgs 48-51.) 8. Keys, A. Journal of the American Medical Association, ;164: 1912. 1957. \

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-Wacky and-th-e wild west The government of this province labels this place ‘Beautiful British Columbja’, others have coined it Bennett’s Columbia-and rightly


Dawson Creek now. A year ago when the finishing touches were put on the new extension from Fort St. John all the big wigs made an opening run out the new pike. With the twelve car train travelling at an impressive ten miles an hour and everyone getting slos,hed inside, the whole thing promptly derailed sending the drinks and drunks flying. The truth of the matter was the rails were too light, very old and set atop of muskeg with no roadbed at all. Some said the train was going about five miles an hour too fast. With the P.G.E. becoming more of a joke all the time Bennett ordered thousands of sheets of plywood and some paint, then stuck them over the P.G.E. signs on the boxcars ‘and proudly announced to all provincialists that the British Columbia Railway was ready to roll.

It costs you two bucks to take the “worlds largest ferry fleet” to Vancouver Island and of course the books best displayed on the blue - and ,white ships are all about “Beautiful British Columbia’ and Wackey Bennett-the social credit premier,. What do . you expect; he built the fleet so he deserves top billing aboard. He also gave his ships ‘Awards of Merits’ for their service during centennial year. You can’t buy Time, Newsweek or Macleans on board any one of the twenty vessels. Bennett’s government has banned them and many other magazines. At the end .of April the supreme’court ruled - that the province’had the right to ban all liquor and tobacco advertisements and hours : later, Time let everyone know they were pulling out of the 1 province. For the time being all magazines and newspapers published within the province are reluctantly going along with the ruling but Bennett and his cabinet are undecided about those magazines from the rest of Canada or the U.S. If they do lay down the letter of the law the whole west coast may become illiterate; or the very least be without Playboy.

no assurance you will get any ‘reply, over the airways or by mail. Similarly, you can’t ask ~-the opposition members what they are doing. The social credit machine will be ready to ,win another election but opponents to such a plan are growing daily.

‘Econom ic chit-chat Fo~rtunately, our western most province is more than Bennett and his social credit machine. There are many other things happening out here which are either ignored or - unheard of in eastern Canada. The’ Toronto-OttawaMontreal tria-ngle of poiitical land - economic chit-chat has largely caused an electronic short-circuit in the news media which in turn has caused our #minds to become filled with eastern trivia instea.d of understanding more fully the

rate, I and lower levels in the cost of living which includes food -and shelter and longer lasting cars (no rust because: the- governments’ use sand Iinstead of salt) and it adds up to a trip to Hawaii once a year or a flip to Australia or Europe every two years-if you dig that trip; or more beer a week if that is your thing. - British Columbia is a lot more than the urban environment however. Its the ,safe-bush country of the interior, then rugged mountains along the Alberta border, the ,dams of the Columbia. In fact, Bennett has built so many dams and there are so many yet to come everyone here about is calling the ‘preem’ “Dam Bennett”. It’s a’lso the strip-mining of the Kootenays, Hello-Gate, the Forbidden Plateau with its red snow and legend of the slain Comox Indians. Its Stanley Park, the

Libel suit One can get very hung up on the social credit’s running of this province. They have been ‘in power for a long time and it seems they know every trick i.n the book. Much of the materials for the provincial roads, railway and B.C. hydro over the years were brought through Bennett’s hardware stores-now run by the premier’s two sons. At the moment there is an interesting libel suit being brought against theVancouver Sun by the two men after the paper did “A Study in depth of the Bennett Brothers” activities in September 1969 and again in December 1970. Although the provincial, election hasn’t been announced yet, Bennett is going to the people again on August 23rd. He is already greasing the social credit machine and is starting ,his unofficial campaigning at the end of this month. Actually the campaign started last year when he wiped out the trans-canada highway at the Alberta border. Now that main highway is called B.C. number 1.

Morelof a joke He also did away with the Pacific Great Eastern Railway early this year. This line, which is owned by the province, runs from North Vancouver - to

Now that the ferrys, railways, hydro, highways and hardware stores were under Bennetts control, there was just one morething to control before the elect ion-t he, radio and T.V. stations Last month (Aprilkthe Social Credits started to broadcast a new show called “Ask Your Government”. This programme was to be the sounding board or action line to the British Columbia government but immediately both the opposition parties and many stations smelled a rat. The programme on radio (they are barred by the CBC) comes immediately after the hourly news broadcasts. There is no commercials between the news, no >warning that its a paid political broadcast but rather seems like a news item and even ends with someone saying this has been “...from the provincial legislatureVictor ia.” While you are allowed to ask the B.C. government, there is

entire scope of-our people. There has been a 264 percent increase in junkies on Vancouver Island this year; the hookers at Vancouver’s Devonshire Hotel have to be the biggest in town and Ma Murray is continuing to guarantee a chuckle every week and a belly laugh once a month or your money back in the Bridge River-Lillovet News even though she is going on 85. In many ways Ma is more with it than some upstart a quarter her age. Contrary to what you *might believe Ontario residents are paid -very poorly compared with their western counterparts. If you have any brains at all sand are not afraid of raising a little sweat you can make up to $31,000 as a lumberjack, or start at $4 an hour as a garbage collector, at $3.50 an hour as a lifeguard.

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totem - -poles and douglas firs. .But most of all its the people, who seem. to live for a hell of. a long time. Most of the old timers still refer to the bus lines as the stagelines. Some companies are still called stage lines in fact. Most people know more about British Columbia than we do of Ontario. Most people still have a back garden. On Granville Street you will always see someone playing a guitar and singing and everyone who passes throwing a dime or quarter or lifesaver into his hat on the sidewalk.

A new chev British Columbia has a mixed bag of people from the fishermen to cowboy, the lumberjack to executive to housewife to the back-packing hitchhiker who dress like campers but never seem to leave B.C. or Vancouver’s English Bay or Gas Town. Some, one will admit, do

make it fu-rther west to Long Beach our western most National Park on Vancouver. Island but its a rough final 85 miles hike-whether bythumb, car or water. However, once ‘you get there and set up camp on the beach, build a little fire and sing some Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, or Leadbelly songs of ramblin’ as you watch the sun slowly disappear on its way to China, quickly -you realize it was all worth it. The aching back, sore feet, and hassles on the road by the middle-class Canadians can all be forgotten at least for a little while. Then some energetic brit ish q columbian bastard will walk right up to you, sit down and join you in the singing and sooner or later start telling you about the great people in ‘Hope, oi the neat trip to Squamish, the skiing at ,Garibaldi, the hiking trial to ‘Manning Provincial Park, swimming in the hot springs at Harrison or about Ogopugowhich he has seen-swear on the bible. Soon your moving out again travelling on down another roati or rail and not really giving a damn about politics, the state of the economy the cost of a new chev, or the narrow minded, inward looking; eastern Canadian way ,of life. Suddenly, you realize lyou no longer are an easterner, -m-quite -a westerner but ‘something in between-maybe its a real Canadian, if one needs a label-who knows. At any rate you are bound to meet other Canadians out in :the west, some doing the same ‘thing you’re doing-namely tripping, while others are transplanted easterners as they ‘are called when you are really brought up in Ontario or the Maritimes but move out west to work. Then there are the true westerners. The ones no one seems to write about in Mcleans our ‘national’ magazine becauseits too hung up on Pierre Trudeau, Ann Murray, or Bobby Orr. No matter; you don’t really get to know anyone or any place from a book or magazine. There is only one way to do that-by talking to people first hand or travelling down the road away from your hometown or little corner of the world to a new place over the mountains. Lots of people .will be , following the sun this summer to British Columbia. Its a good trip; a fun trip in many ways, all the way to the coast. However, don’t go west thinking your a big shot from Toronto or wherever and you knowthe answers to everything. It just won’t work; wait till someone tells you about the Tibetan colony in Vancouver and how everyone is digging that scene-and there ain’t any other place like’ it folks.


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Intramural team activities got under way this week with the exception of the games regularily scheduled for monday nights. Slow pitch and touch football are both scheduled for monday nights and are played between five and eight in the evening at colum bia field. On tuesday nights mens softball is scheduled for play between five and eight o’clock and games are played on all of the diamonds, that is the diamonds at Columbia field and the diamond on the village green. There are over thirty teams entered this summer with the schedule divided into three divisions. Mens softball has proved to be one of the most competitive of the intramural activities. Also on tuesday nights, co-ed volley ball is played in the gym of the phys-ed complex. This takes place between eight and ten p.m. Wednesday nights are the most active as far as the intramural activities are concerned. Womens slow pitch is played on Columbia field starting at six o’clock. Soccer also at Columbia field is played from four thirty until eight thirty p.m. This has proven to be a co-cd event of sorts in past years, however, it is mainly composed of male types. On the cricket field at’ six p.m., bowlers, wickets and bats are being put to use by the cricket club on campus. Seagrams gym is used on Wednesday nights for ball hockey, an indoor version of road hockey. Mens softball is also scheduled for thursday nights between the hours of five and eight p.m., again games are played on all diamonds. In the pool on thursday evenings is the ever famous innertube waterpolo games. There are three games during the hours of five and eight p.m. There has been a problem with the scheduling of the innertube games since some of the game times conflict with softball times. If this is the case for your team please contact the convener, Randy Hannigan at ext. 2331 or Sally Kemp at ext. 3533.

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Basketball is played in the gym from seven to ten p.m. Basketball doesn’t seem to be as popular in the summer as in the fall and winter terms. In all there are a total of ninety one teams entered in the intramural program this summer. All team captains are urged to send tne results of ’ their games into the intramural office as soon as possible following the game. These can be sent through the inter-office mail to the intramural department in the physcal activities complex, or \ drop the results off at the reception desk.’

Cyswoginsteiners The friday before the long weekend proved to be a bad day for the start of the cyswoginsteining club. .Only about fifty joggers, cyclists or swimmers showed up for the first rendezvous at the pub. It is hoped that a larger turn out can be expected in the future. It is not too late to start into this program of fitness during the summer months. Remember, any jogging, cycling or swimming can be counted towards the required milage.



The first annual summer innertube waterpolo clinic was held last thursday night in the natatorium. The clinic was sponsored by the intramural department and was coached by a , {member of the original world famous innertube waterpolo team, the Chevron waterbabies. Un- J fortunately, the entire waterbabies team could not take part since they are in the midst of their summer european tour. However, realising that the vast amount of information accumulated by the team should not be held from the general public, one of the waterbabies decided to sacrifice the tour in favour of teaching others. Basic manouvers were practiced as well as the art of dunking. Mounting the tube was also discussed at length.

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University health services: A place to bitch Over the past year, I have received a grand total of six complaints about health services. There have also been some compliments. Of course, I hear rumors of complaints from time to time. These upset people a great deal, especially when no action is taken. Lets talk about some of the problems. The first was a letter from a Mr. J who said his daughter’s eye infection was treated improperly by a nurse. He asked me to look into the situation. I did, and discovered he had a good point. I wrote him that such a situation would not recurr. The staff has been instructed now that any eye condition worth an ointment is worth a doctor. After all, people are pretty sensitive about their eyes and I don’t blame them. The second and third complaints were also in writing, from the Warden of the Villages, Ron Edyt. One was about a student who had a reaction following an allergy injection. By the time it got to the warden, which must have been at least three people later, the story had assumed grotesque proporti0ns.I admire Eydt’s restraint in his letter to me.‘Possibly the story is still ricocheting down the halls of the village. I interviewed the person concerned as soon as possible. Her version, and certainly her concern, of her mishap got back to and circulated around the residence before the patient

After the firing-a I see (chevron, may 19) that the j university has seen fit to ditch Bess Hamilton, curator of the art gallery. That sin of hers which the university formally objected to was the sin of gobbling up, yearly, a full 2,500 dollars of the taxpayers money. The money is, as we all know, held to be a sacred trust, a cherished renewable resource here, and anyway the stuff is in such short supply that some 30,OOO dollars a year professors, teaching a frazzling one or two-course load, were held to a 4 percent increase this year. Her other sin might be called “rumoured incompetence”. This, it should be clearly undersood, is to be sharply distinguished from “incompetence”. “Rumoured is what people incompetence” (such as Paul Berg) use when’ wanting, for one reason or another, to get rid of someone (such as Bess Hamilton) but have neither the evidence; the intergrity, nor the courage to do so openly or fairly. I want to make it clear here that, based on the facts that the Chevron has presented, it is inconcievable to me that Hamilton is guilty of any form of incompetence. The woman who co-founded, and guided through survival, the Doon School of Fine Arts (which is not a federally-provincially funded charity like the universities, remember> is hardly likely to be the inferior, in ability or diligence to duty, to the many untalented gluehorses and mediocre hacks who the university of Waterloo honours regularly with jobs, promotions, tenure, and positions of power. I say this, then: if there is to be not proper avenue of recourse for Bess Hamilton, and her just concern for her reputation, then other reputations will be called into question, - openly, forcefully, and truthfully. If the due process

did. She arrived to find people quite upset over her. As she explained it later, “If they were so concerned, why didn’t someone help me at the time?” The other complaint in Eydt’s letter was about a former student who was visiting Kitchener for the day. She, developed bronchitis and drove to the campus ‘expecting a doctor to treat her at health services. Rwas explained to her that health services’ doctors are basically for students. Our doctors see other people only for emergencies which occur on campus. She could certainly see a nurse though, and she would receive something to make her more comfortable until she found a doctor. The lady refused. I asked Eydt to have her give me a call, since it is only fair I hear her side of the story. She has not called. Most of us know about another complaint. This again was voiced by an intermediary or third party. The letter in the the chevron read “....a friend of mine visited health It went on to say services....” “....don’t have to take that shit from those fucking nurses....” It goes without saying that such a letter only _ reveals the gross psychopathy of the author; There were a few other complaints. One was from’s fellow who was told by a nurse he had a stye. When he saw the doctor a few days later he was told there was nothing

wrong with his eye. So he complained to the residence council. Someone in a very responsible position told me he gets lots of complaints about health services. He solicits them. He said he had a pile of complaints “that high” in his desk. (He indicated one or two inches with his fingers.) I don’t know what good they are doing in his desk. He hasn’t told me what, they are. Perhaps he needs scribble paper. Then there is one I just heard by chance. -A girl apparently came into health services vomittmg blood, and the nurse wouldn’t let her see a doctor. If I can find the nurse I’ll fire her. But I can’t even find the patient. I can’t do something to someone when I don’t know who or what for they did~ or didn’t do with someone for something. So let’s serious now. If you want to get people feeling sorry for you, by all means tell them how ,hard you’ve been done by at health services. They will become really indignant and sympathetic. And you can get a whole lot of people mad with you. Possibly someone w-ill even record your complaints and use them for scribble paper. the other hand, if you feel there is an inadequacy at health services, let the medical director know. I’ll look into each complaint, honest. Daniel E. Andrew Medical director

defense of Bess Hamilton argument runs, in essence, that to the nation which supports the of Waterloo with its power can do as it pleases, and she \ university is fired by fiat, then it will be time dollars and its trust. to examine, once again, the shoddy I should mention that I have way in which the university of never met the lady. I wish I had, Waterloo treats, and has always and I hope I do. treated, our cultural heritage, and Jerry Malzan those who loom large in it. Either way, axing her is an insult Pure. math

Students petition /for hearing We the undersigned wish to express our opinion, based on the information available to us, that Bess Hamilton has been unjustly treated, both in the decision leading to, her dismissal as well as the procedure by which that decision was reached. We feel that the entire situation was poorly handled and as a result, Hamilton has suffered irreparably, both personally and professionally . -We therefore petition the university of Waterloo to hold a public hearing and or fully rein-

state Hamilton as art gallery curator in the theatre of the arts. Terry Moore, president federation of students David Robertson, vice-president federation of students David Peltz Shirley Moore Susan Patterson Brenda Wilson Gord Moore Bruce Broster :Helga Petz Mike Izma Rona ‘Achilles

Reception of sculpture clarified ’ In the chevron of may 19 you refer to a “gallery reception” to receive a sculpture from Romania, that took place in Bess Hamilton’s absence. As secretary of the works of art committee, I would like to clarify the course of events regarding this presentation. A representative of the Romanian Embassy in Ottawa arrived unexpectedly Iat the University ’ avenue kiosk shortly before noon on may 11. The kiosk contacted Bill Lobban’s office as he is chairman of the works of art committee. However, he was not available to receive this sculpture so his secretary contacted me. I immediately phoned Hamilton’s office and was told that she was not there that morning.

All works received for the international collection are turned over tothe university gallery and it seemed the only solution at that point was to contact Berg and see if he would be available to accept the piece. Matthews was told of the visit since he had attended other presentations to the committee. I am very sorry that Hamilton was not there to receive this sculpture but as you can see this was a very impromptu reception and she was not available at the time. ’ Marlene Secretary, mittee uw s

Miles Works




I am writing with reference to Martin Nova13 review of “Surrealism and Film” in last week’s chevron. Only a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of the iridescent promise that is surrealism could have produced such a patchwork of mediocrity and selfcongratulation. The exercise in academic oneupmanship disguised . as an enlightening bibliography serves as an attempt to~reduce what must remain an unfathomable plunge into the lapidary waters ’ of unconscious suggestion to another option within the stinking walls of. socalled education. Surrealism (will always be incomprehensible, .even to surrealists. It must be *emphasized that here must be lprotected a point of view whose iliving essence is beyond the rationalizations of anvils. It must be saved from any association with academics whose existence is merely a toying with kettles stung with borrowed and anemic blood.

remain secondary to this central concern. What could have arisen this sensation of surreality of absence in the midst of clay? Consider “Andalusion Dog” : the sublime mesmerization of the messenger the fanatic dislocation of sexual fantasy metamophosizing in an obsessed mind stranded in the reality of the rapacity of our everyday relations, the reception of the film, which sparked a fascist riot. This is the source of the visions that will not be caged. Be realistic-demand the imposssible, act the impossible, be the imposssible.


It is not a question of communications. Are there any who still expect to pull themselves (ourselves) out of this dung with no effort? Who expects the concepts that may yet,give us direction to be articulated in two syllable words? The question is what, if anything, was attempted? An essential message of surrealism was that all must This pastiche of quotations is-all- ‘engage in this search. But this does too-familiar (ever written a not mean that any can assimilate university essay?) exercise in the this truth easily, with no effort. juxtaposition of original thoughts This effort must be exemplified by which can only serve to devalue all who would tamper with the source from which they manifestations of such excellence. sprang. It serves only as escape In the face of this we were treated from the violent confrontation with to digressions on Noval’s interest one’s own ineffable creativity that (or lack of same) on technique and it was the project of the surrealists Straw Dogs. to rediscover. It is perfectly valid to consciously investigate the significance of The purpose of a review, ‘irrational especially one of such an essential manifestations. But these jewels topic, whatever, the quality of the must remain absolutely inviolable book, must be the communication at their source. They must not be of the living source of the subject. trifled with, Wilted tendrils of a It is not a failure that is being senile afternoon will not spend objected to but the absence of an their evening unfed. As the attempt. The very carelessness of ,margins of our excesses fail to this exposition reeks of a grieve, we will explode the disrepectful treatment of what is fashions of marshes. always most tender and explosive. The bibliographic details must ian angus

Women growing in plastic cages I met with a group of women to discuss The Female Eunuch, We talked about Australia because Germaine Greer grew up there. Many of the women were incensed because Australia so blatently discriminates against non-whites. It took twenty minutes before we #got angry at their non-subtle, ,government-sponsored, peoplesupported, out-and-out prejudice against women-20 minutes to ,acknowledge that we need to rage for ourselves before we anger for others. Why is it easier to respond with passionate. anger to racial, religious and economic oppression ,than to sexual oppression? In its public use the word person seems reserved for men. Even within radical groups women are stuck! I grew up in radical student Imovements and as a high school girl I was afraid to learn to type because from CORE to the Weatherman, women were used as handmaidens, making coffee and typing away. ’ It doesn’t matter to me whether ‘men are more oppressed than women, or women more than men. And I know from my own harness that we all grow up in plastic cages-some of them with bars so transparent as to give the impression of freedom-but we’re caged nonetheless. But women have two sets of chains. We have to learn to self-define Woman before we can be people, that’s why we don’t let men come to the meetings of the women’s collective. Last night we moved our meeting to a pub. The waiter said “DO you girls want more beer” I’m 35 and not a girl! Then a man at the pub addressed me as a chick, as pejorative a term as stud

in my opinion. I protested both incidents, but they exemplified for me the daily dose of temptation and insult offered to women. It is inviting at 35 to be called a girl, to bask in a youthful illusion and to be succored in the warm infantile role we were so well trained to take with men. And it is insulting to be I called chick, that too-cute, nonperson label. I like a lot men, and love a few, but do not expect them to take my priorities as their own. So, they can’t come to meetings. I do not like all women, but like many, and love a few; and since we share the same burden, welcome all to our meetings. Monna


Where’s rag? I realize that this may be too early to bug you about it but I am most desirous of finding out about the arrangements for the summer mailing of the chevron, cause I did fill in the mailing list forms before I left, and I’m wondering what happened, cause I haven’t received one yet. The reason I would like to have the chevron is quite simple,-so that I might retain and keep strong the bonds that have been forged this past year, both emotional and intellectual, with that magnificent edifice of learning, (please excuse the pause I was choked up), also I would like to know how we’re getting “fucked” during the summer so I will know what I’m getting into when I go back down. So let me know or better yet just send the damn rag. Michael -Walls North Bay

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And When Li-beral I Admericah Zoupled -- ame up to, Canada D share their. excellence as human beings nd cosinopolitanism nd up-to-dateawareness nd deep sensitivity /ith the warm quiet uninteresting Canadians who’d never really been liberatedlever really setfree personally and indiiidbally I the way the whole U.S.A. has been set free by a revolution lnd freeing slaves nd dropping atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki nd other guilt-and-frustration purging ensitivity encounters of that kind

and besides Canadian Education Is Very They Knew That and they could make sure their own liberal admerican the right open-ended flexible liberal individualistic personalized things in a Free School

he first thing they set out to do he cosmopolitan understafiding aware universal iberal admerican couple )ince the people up here hadn’t developed IS they’ve developed in Boston and California and Texas tnd weren’t as far advanced ’ If course vas to begin a Free Sch.001 which is to say tn -open-ended personalized discovery experience centre n opposition to the tyrannical repressive 3a?e System





how long the indolence, ere thou dare achieve they destiny, seize they fa’me,ere our proud eyes behold thee bear a nation’s franchise, nation’s name?

and so of course they called a meeting of doctors and lawyers and university professors from the rea I world of everyday work and play and they had a World Expert address them from New York City who knew all about education I and individualism ‘and liberalism and sensitivity and personal liberation in New York City

3ecause the people up here didn’t seem to know et [hat the most important thing 3n individual can ever do s to personally develop his individuality Iumblirig 2nd diicovering the world that lies on the sensitive periphery )f his own personal stimulus-response mechanism Nithout being tyrannized 3nd victimized by phony propaganda ! about the past and responsibility and community with prayers in the morning and Bible readings even and memorizing famous poems when lilacs last in the door yard bloomed and all that but discovering individually , the real world of everyday work and play ’ which always presents an unlimited choice of experience factors like an endless supermarket of sensations _ which is very important and almost the key to the modern world even and in fact what the cdeveloping individual consciousness like the developing individual country Must Know to keep it liberated to make sure It wonb, tangle in old unnecessary worn out concept structures. like the past and community and responsibility and memorizing famous poems and other obsolete ideational motivants of that kind


had to be rejected and their -children had to go back to the State Schools where they woutd learn about the past and community with prayers in the morning and singing 0 Canada every couple of weeks or months ’ and Bible readings even and memorizing famous poems ’


while the children of the doctors and lawyer! and university professors could benefit from the most advanced ideas the very best liberal admerican conceptualization constructs about individual development and personal choice mechanisms that the U.S.A. has to offer the world and the children of the doctors and lawyers and university professors could be brought forward quickly and developed and liberated individually

and they set up a Free School \ with a darling non-racist white from Mississippi as teacher who knew all about the Black Question from The Inside but she wasn’t there to teach exactly either but to be a personalized experience filter and an objectified confidence symbol while the developing individual consciousnesses made open-ended flexible choices fumbling and discovering . and re’jecting and smashing things according to their own feelings

through the good offices and generosity and selfless dedication of the liberal admerican couple who as they tell everyone over and over especially recently want a new moral beginning to their lives again which is why they came to Canada three years ago and why they already feel as Canadian as the Maple Tree and are fitting into Canadian life without a hitch or an uneasy moment or even the slightest feeling that there’s any difference or that they’re in a foreign country and don’t belong here at all in some ways maybe

just as we think of Adam 1discovering the first fair blossoms of Creation and the bright succulent fruits of Paradise before the Punitive Tyranny Symbol God began making rules for his own ego-enhancement and self-aggrandizement and spoiled Everything


and they had to turn away several families who came to the meeting thinking they’d have their children in the -Free School_ too beta-use they didn’t understand that Free School is sort of like Free Enterprise * Very Expensive

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Well, we cut brute Steele off from his stash long enough to get a story about mary-hwanah out of him...looks like LeDain and his men have been smoking more and enjoying it less. They got hung up on the Iiberalization of drug laws, and finally decided it was in the same category as sex-as long as you do it to yourself, you’re okay, but try and share it with someone else and there’s at least three7 laws against it...lots of peoples dropping by after bon-vivanting all over the world, and lots more taking off fer places and/or persons unknown, and me too even after many long summers of just getting postcards...but before that,, watch for the arrival soon of Captain Clunker and his magic. machine. Liz, I haven’t forgotten ya, and anyone else who’s interested...canada’s very own mag Maclean’s has finally seen fit to print a story on the Oxlea-Eaton sellout, by the journalist’s journalist and defender of the downtrodden, Senator Keith Davey. Now that the issue is a safe one: and everything is all settled, maybe even the Hamilton Spectator’will print a story about it. fhey7ia-6” a reporter down here asking around and gathering notes, but for some strange reason, no story’ ever appeared...ah, the spring is finally lookin like summer and thoughts are turning to leavin, but a few souls still keep popping in our offices on deadline nights and help us to keep on keepin’ on...many of whom were: mel rotman, brian cere sort of, jan goeller, deanna kaufman, pete warrian, carol czako, chippy trudy dropped in, ian angus, roddy, hello to brenda Wilson and frank goldspink, maria natziuk, rona achilles,. brute Steele, max ridout, randy (jock) hannigan, Scott gray, paul stuewe on vibes, gord moore as the great white whale and special guest star david cubberley courtesy of RKO, with cameo appearances by farfel and tashia as the star-crossed lovers-and I was your guide, john diefenbaker. thought for the week: if a frog had wings, he’d etc., etc., right? gsk.



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