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Parrott has bad news for students \\gho pfan to go to pr-ofes\ional school and next to no new3 fk)r- e\er>rlne else. The main feature of Parrott‘s changes in the Onixio Saudenl .As\i\tancct Prugtam (OSAP), announced Wednesday mur-ning i\ ;I limit to eight school terms on provincial grants. The student iise\ ~rny, a-term ofeligibiiitl whether he or she applies for OS-iaP that tzr:,, not. .Sftbr the eight term\ students may only receive loans. The Ontario Federation of Students {<IFS\ sa>~s t,his will cut off 20 per cent of the 40,000 students who now receive grants. Some students will be able to receik-e grants without taking out loans. However, the ministry has still not kvorked uut the income criteria and it is impossible to know at this point which students will <be eligible for an all-grant award. Those who are not eligible will have to apply for a loan to l cover the difference between their grant and their assessed need. Under the present system students must borrow S 1000 before they can receive grants. Changes are also planned to the summer savings requii-ement. The present arbitrary contribution table wiPI be dropped and the student’s actual earnings will be taken into consideration. Full details are still not available on this. . Carol Vaughan, executive assistant to Universities and Colleges Minister Parrott, told the chevron the changes in OSAPwere to make sure “that the grant money gets to the needy students when they enter university fc>r the first time.” “When you’re starting graduate studies or going in to the professions the thought of a loan isn’t so intimidating. You can see the end of your studies in sight and you know you’re going to be in one of the professions and can afford to repay the loan,“’ she said. Ontario Graduate Scholarships have been,raised to S 1500 from $1450 per term and have been increased in number from 945 to 1200. These scholarships are awarded on merit rather than need. OFS said the number of scholarships was still smaller than in 1971. when there were 1500 available. Asked about this, Vaughan said, “Yes. but those were in the old days when it was an Ontario Fellowship and they needed more faculty for the -. universities, so they encouraged them.. . there isn‘t that need now.” Today Parrott kicks off his tour of the province at Confederation College in Thunder Bay. He will appear in Toronto at Seneca College October 5. The UW federation plans to hold a ral%>- on campus and run buses to Toronto for the event. -jonathan csles or

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Contrary to popular belief and official statements, UW’s English Language Proficiency Progl-am is not comp!etely colmpu?sor> At a press conference yesterday Associate Dean of Arts- Ken Ledbetter revealed, in answer to chevron questions, that students who failed the proficiency exam need not attend the clinic, and those who attend the clinic may be exempted from the program without taking another exam. According to Ledbetter, who is in charge of the program, students may be “exempted” from the program if they show evidence that they can write a “decent” paragraph of about six sentences free from major grammtitical errors. Nor-, said Ledbetter, is it compulsory for students to attend the tutorial clinic. Instead, all that is required is that the-student write a “decent”’ six-sentence paragraph sometime before they graduate. be

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These chang es contradict what had hitherto been considered the official policythat all firsI year Arts students must take ahe exam and those who fail must attend the writing clinic and pass another exam. before lthey receive their B.A. The Undergraduate Calendar is very clear on this. It states: “All students whose initial registration in degree programmes in the Faculty of Arts is Fall 1977, or thereafter, are required to pass an Engli s h Language Progicienc y Examination in order to qualify for a B.A. degree, Students must write this examination in their first year: those who fail are required to attend a special non-credit writing clinic before sittingthe examination again.” Also in -numberous letters sent out by Ledbetter he specifically


.-the statement as short as possible. states that the program is compulHe explained his statements sory . For example in a letter 10 Arts students dated January 1977 and made in the letters by saying, “There is a kind of shorthand taksigned by him he stated: “,41i students whose initia1 reing place in those letters.” gistration in degree programs in the Ledbetter maintained that his Faculty of Arts is fall 8977. or announcements were in keeping thereafter, are required to pass’lhis with the instruction passed by the Examination in order to qualify for UW Senate. He also ‘read from a entitled ‘-NOTES Tsa B.A. degree. You are required to document write it in your first year. If you fail ‘ ward a History pf the English Lanyou must attend a special nonguage Proficiency Programme First Year: 1976-77”. credit Writing Clinic before you can write the examination again.” He quoted from a task force reAs late as July 15 of this year port received by the Arts Faculty Ledbetter said in a letter to the Council May 11, 1976 that said: President of the Federation of “All full-time thirst year students in Students that “Beginning this fall, the Faculty of Arts would be renew students in Arts must pass the quired to participate in this Programme, and satisfactory compleEnglish Language Proficiency Extion of it would be a degree reamination in order to graduate.” Ledbetter, however yesquirement .“ _, _ claimed * terday that there has been no This vague statement, however. change in policy. He said the calendar statement is an “overstatement” made that way to keep

was made even before ihe program had mr-ted, and has been followed by the more specific statements s~uoted above ’ One of the* major criticisms levied by the chevron staff against the program has been its compulsory natures, and this drew the brunt of an editorial as recently as last \\-eek. The changes announced by Ledbetter yesterday caught others by surprise. UUW Gazette editor Chris Redmond told Ledbetter at the press conference that he was now confused ‘“as to what is optional and what is compulsory”. Also gJrfl information services chief Jack Adams, who is in charge of university press statements, told the chevron that he had considered the program compulsory. --neil docherty

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U ndergraduate enrollment at uw has dropped at ieast two per cent since last year, and the de-crease may be as much as four per cent. Statistics provided by the registrar’s office shcjM/ that 10,850 students registered <lt l.J:W 3n I&Z Fall of 1976, whereas at m<>si 10,632 will register this term. This is a drop ol‘ two Fer CARP. To date, 10,347 undergraduate studenlts have actually registered. t_iGiess a

HAMELT~QN (CUP) - As is the case at most Ontario universities this September there will be fewer students walking the campus greens of McMaster Univeristy. Preliminary figures indicate McMaster will experience a 10 per cent drop in first year enrolment while overall enrolment will drop five per cent. Dr. A. Bourns, president of McMaster, says the decreases may

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The largest decrease is in the facult-y of ,4rts, where at most 2190 students wiil register-. compared to 7291 registered ‘last year. This is a -drop ofnine per cent. The decrease in each of the othe! faculties is between one and two

be for various reasons. “The overa!! provincial decrease in university enrolment is 3.5% which accounts for a portion of the drop at McMaster,” he said. Faculties with the greatest decreases at McMaster are science, with a drop of 12 per cent and social science with an eight per cent drop, Humanities, engineering and business have already met their expected enrolment.

per cent. The Ontario University Admissions Centre in Guelph tofd the che\<ron that applications to Ontario universities dropped 2.1 per cent overall. The centre does not yet have figus,.,PC‘ on actual registration this term. The registrar’s office tofd the chevron that, UW does not expect10 exceed the pro\ incial goIb,ernment “‘s limit on enroflment. The government recently annaumticed that Ontario universities which increase their enrollment above their aver;\ge over the last IWO years will receive only half of their subsidy for the additional students 1 Neither the Guelph centre nox the registrar’s office COLIM provide Ttatistics on the number of foreign students registering this term. However, both offices reported that the number of applications from foreign students to Ontario universities is about the same as last year. , --nick


Forty-two per cent of UW freshmen students are not capable of writing one decent paragraph according to the results of the English Language Proficiency Examination released Thursday. Of the 1259 students who wrote the exam, 724 (or 58 per cent) proved themselves capable of writing Lbhalf a dozen sentences free of major grammatical flaws” according 10 Ken Ledbetter, Associate Dean of Arts. A 50 per cent mark was required to ‘“pass out”. or be exempted from the English Language Proficiency Program. The results of the test are:

Thirty per cent of the students who wrote the exam are being asked to use the program‘s Writing Clinic. The clinic is open fifty hours a week, with 25 full-time tutors. Each of the 380 students asked to usefhe clinic is asked to attend three hours per week. The exam consisted of 40 multiple-choice questions and a 300-500 word essay. Essay topics cyere: How do you expect your life to differ from that Continued on page 13



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Graduating Students’ Career Pllanning Orientation Session: Will advise students of services such as procedures to register for on-campus interviews, resume writing session, interviewing techniques, etc. Science Grads 12:30-l, Phys 150. Math Grads 3:30-4pm., .MC 3005. . Liberal Club Founding Meeting: 3:30pm., CCl35. Any interested students should attend. Officers will be elected at this meeting. Ukrainian Students Club General Meeting: CC1 10, 7pm.

Mathsoc’s “l’d rather be flying” Car Rally: reg. in parking lot ‘B’. open event, Adm. $1, 1lam. Football Rally: begins in VII, Waterloo vs Laurier, 2pm. Centennial Stadium, Kit. Stratford Trip: to “Romeo & Juliet”. Tickets $7 from fed office or Artsoc. Free bus leaves Ipm. Fed Flicks: see Friday. CC Pub: opens 7pm., adm. $1, “Kent County Pickers” 9-l am. FREE All night movies: mystery, ,C6 Great Hall, Bpm., sponsored by FofS, Artsoc, Scisoc., Sqrieux-De-Qeux: see Friday.

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SUfIdiNj Furniture & Fraktur: UW Arts Centre Gallery, ML 2-5pm. Ukrainian Students’ Club picnic: Columbia field. Meet in CCllO, 3pm. Fed Flicks: see Frdiay. Transcendental Meditation: Adv. lecture for meditators. Eng3 rml101, Bpm. Tel. 576-2546. U of W C&ed Bowl-ing league: Waterloo Bowling Lanes (behind the Kent Hotel), 8:45. Anyone can still join. F of S Bluegrass Concert: Theatre of the Arts, Bpm., with “Bob Burchill and the Perth County Applejack Band” Adm. $1.50.

WC!dMSday CC Pub: opens l2noon, Adm. $1 after 7pm. “Hardtail” g-lam. Career Talk: on applying for Grad School. 2:30pm., Needles Hall rm 3006. Chaplains’ Asssc. Mackirdy Presents: “How Should We Live?” by Francis Shaeffer. A ten episode film series portraying the rise and decline of Western thought and culture.. . ‘written by and featuring a foremost evangelical thinker. Episode 1: The Roman Age 7:30pm., ENG Lecture rm 103 Free adm., coffee afterwards. Transcendental Meditation: Introductory Lecture, all welcome, 7:30pm. Hagey Hall rm 227, Tel 576-2546. UW Rennaissance Dancers: A presentation of Authentic 15th & 16th century court dances, in full costume. Adm $1. 7:30-9:30. Theatre of the Arts. Coffee House: CC1 IO, 8:3Opm. Sponsored by Gay Lib. Furniture & Fraktur: see Friday.

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The efforts of a UW sociology student to get his federation fee refu.nded has appeared to reach a stalemate for the present. Burns Proudfoot is taking the university to small claims court in an attempt to get his student activity fee for the last three terms refunded. Proudfoot claims that as yet no one has been able to prove to him that the university has the right to collect the student activity fee as a mandatory part of a student’s registration fee. According to Proudfoot, for the university to collect a mandatory fee the Board of Governors must first have passed a motion specifically stating that the fee should be collected, and should be mandatory. Despite repeated requests to UW’s top administrators he has not been furnished with a copy of minutes from the board where such a motion was passed. On Monday, Proudfoot paid a visit to the offices of UW president Burt Matthews where he attempted to get hold of any documents which might contain-the motion. He said that Matthews told him that if he dropped the case, then he could see the documents. Proudfoot felt Matthews was offering him a deal. “I think he thinks I’m three years old,” he said. Matthews told the chevron that he was in no way offering Proudfoot a deal - he just couldn’t make the document public while the case was pending in court. He said he did have the documents in his possession though. But according to Proudfoot’s legal counsel, he has the right to see any relevant material prior to the trial proceedings. When asked how he thought the case would proceed, Proudfoot replied that it depended largely upon the public relations campaign waged by the defence as well as the nature of the document. If the documentin question turns out to be detrimental to his case, Proudfoot feels confident that he can win the case on other grounds. He chose not to comment on these grounds, however he did allude that the university heads of administration would be aware of them and “cannot claim that they have been taken by surprise.” -peter town -peter blunden



Bill C-24 defence fails The new immigration act, Bill C-24, came under heavy attack at a panel discussion here Tuesday night. James Cross, the government’s apologist, failed to

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A petition to call a general meeting of the federation is being circulated by Renison councillor Larry Smylie. Last Sunday, the federation council voted to “publicly oppose the currently circulating petition for the calling of a general meeting, on the #basis that it contains inaccuracies, untruths and mystifications of the current situation, both on student’s council and on the U W campus.” The vote was unanimously in favour, but for one absention. The councillor who abstained explained that he was not present for the full discussion and thus could not form an opinion. Smylie did not participate in the debate on his petition, and left the meeting before the vote. Smylie, who wants a general meeting before the October 25th election and referendum, claims he has over 700 signatures so far. He needs signatures from about 1500 students (10 per cent of the federation membership) to force the calling of a meeting. Smylie’s petition lists eight charges which he wants answered at a general meeting. Graduate councillor Dave Carter told the not one chevron that “There’s point there (in the petition) that has any credibility. Some are so general you don’t know what he’s getting at or what his charges are. Some are total misrepresentations of the actions of council; some are outright lies.” Smylie refused to discuss any aspect of his petition with the chevron, stating that he does not want publicity to influence students signing it. When asked for his reaction to council’s motion, he would say only that it was “beautiful”. During the council debate, Carter criticized the petition in detail. - At no time did Smylie attempt to reply to Carter’s points. Smylie charges the federation with “exorbitant expenditures and mismanagement of students’ funds in the area of salaried positions.” He cites as an example “salaried positions in relation to our student ,newspaper when auditors’ reports .* _c-az~-


clearly show that the paper cost us, the students, $61,693 more than we received.” Carter said that Smylie’s figure of $61,693 includes all federation including the handpublications, book, student directory and the “real” chevron. The 1976 report was the latest full year of operations for the chevron. It shows a net cost of $29,899 for the paper, and total cost of B. of Pubs. of $45,926. The 1977 report shows total cost of the Board, including the two papers and handbook, to be $44,872. Smylie claims that “our board of directors and our council overturned a legally binding decision of the student body, namely the January 13 referendum on the student newspaper.” Smylie is referring to the chevron reinstatement and the fact that an editorial control board for the chevron has not been established. Carter said that referendums are not acknowledged by the Corporations Act, and thus cannot be “legally binding”. In addition, legal opinions the free chevron sought earlier this year agree that the January referendum is not binding on the federation. Smylie alleges that Eric Higgs, interim federation president “refused to stand down from the nomination motion and refused to stand for election from another councillor for the position of vicepresident.” Smylie claims that council prevented other councillors from being nominated for the position. Carter pointed out that no other councillors attempted to run for the position. Smylie’s fourth charge is that “our council meetings are conducted in a manner similar to a circus sideshow and also any student councillor who attempts to effect constructive change or question their administration is subjected to interruption, screaming, hollering, swearing and, in general, prevented from receiving answers or submitting constructive changes for con?ideration.” Carter said that this is a misrep1

resentation of council’s actions. Although interruptions do occur, council has behaved democratically and Smylie contributes to the “circus sideshow” as much as anyone else. Smylie complains that council had prevented a councillor (referring to himself, although the petition does not state this) from presenting a delegation to council for two months. Carter stated that the two month delay was due to council’s inability to achieve quorum. Smylie claims that Ron Hipfner, while acting president of the federation, interfered with a student’s use of the federation’s lawyer in a landlord-tenant dispute, even though such use had been aut horized. Carter pointed out that this had been rectified at the previous council meeting, and an apology made to the student concerned. Smylie claims that “our council shows contempt for student opinion by manipulation and misrepresentation of the student-bodyapproved bylaws and policies to suit council’s whims.” Carter said that this charge is vague. But if Smylie is referring to the recent change in council quorum (from 13 to 9 councillors), then Carter disagrees that it was wrong. At present there are only 15 councillors on campus. If quorum were 13, it would be virtually impossible to hold a meeting since a 90 per cent turnout of councillors would be necessary. Finally, Smylie charges that “our council has blatantly entered a conflict with student societies when said societies were only attkmpting to get answers to students’ charges of mismanagement, etc., and to effect changes in OLII student government, rather than produce reports and answers to students’ societies’ complaints.” Carter said that the societies have never been in conflict with council. Rather, the societies’ complaints refer to the actions of the federation executive and board of directors. -nick


defend the new act, and indeed helped to expose it as repressive and anti-democratic. Although Cross tried to present Bill C-24 as “more humanitarian” than the 1952 immigration law, it became evident that the “improvements” are illusory. The bill’s security provisions in particular were shown to be medieval, as they deny immigrants political rights: Sponsored by the federation’s Board of Education and by OPIRG, the panel consisted of James Cross of the Immigration Department, K-W lawyer David Cooke, and Toronto lawyer Paul Copeland. They had been invited to discuss Bill C-24, the government’s controversial immigration act, passed in August and due to take effect in January. Prior to the meeting, members of the Canadian People’s (Citizens and Residents) Defense Committee distributed leaflets denouncing Bill C-24 and “state-organized attacks on immigrants.” Once the meeting started, strong opposition was voiced against the presence of Cross, making mod: erator John van Mossel‘s introduction barely audible. Cross, described in the CPDC leaflets as a “major architect of the notorious Green Paper on immigration’ ’ , was denounced as a racist who was using “democratic forums to spout anti-immigrant views.” Cross was, however, finally given the opportunity to speak, and he defend Bill C-24 by comparing it to the current immigration law, passed in 1952. “At least it’s not as bad as the old one,” Cross said. This was met with shouts and protests from the audience. Cross insisted that entry to another state is a privilege, and that the “absorbing capacity” of the country must be considered. He did not elaborate that point, though challenged to do so. Cross called Canada’s record on refugees “without parallel”, citing the entry of many Ugandan refugees in 1952. The CPDC leaflet, however, notes that Canadian governments have welcomed “any gang of reactionaries, Tibetans and Vietnamese driven out of their countries by revolution,” for example. They . have created great difficulties, howeyer, for “progressives and trade unionist militants fleeing fascist regimes in Chile and Haiti.” David Cooke said he didn’t “par-

titularly like” Bill C-24, but felt that it is “more definitive” than the present law and therefore “more honest”. He also suggested that most Canadian people are more racist than Bill C-24 - a statement whit h caused another uproar. Some members of the audience pointed out that the CPDC leallet denouncing state-organized attacks on immigrants had been well received by the people of Kitchener-Waterloo and that there was overwhelming public opinion against Bill C-24. Paul-Copeland, a prominent Toronto lawyer who opposes the bill and has handled many immigration cases, declared that public views had not been reflected in the Green Paper, especially in the security aspect of the bill. He called the security provisions “horrible”, adding that they “I-etlect a very paranoid government out of touch with reality.” The RCMP “wanted tighter >ecurity clauses” and got them, he said, because ‘*the RCMP have more political power than the people.” Bill C-24 allows immigration officials to refuse entry or to deport any refugee who “there are reasonable grounds to believe will, while in Canada, engage in or instigate the subversion by force of any government” (section 19( 1) (f) ). Thus, as the CPDC leaflet states, people fleeing violent oppression are not permitted to carry on the struggle for democracy, peace and progress in their homelands. The threat of deportation of a person who “is engaged in or instigating subversion by force of any -government” also extends to permanent residents in Canada (section 27( 1) (c) ), as well as visitors and students here on visas (section 27(2)W 1. U W psychology professor Doug Wahlsten, speaking as the acting chairman of the CPDC, stressed that the issue was not so much who can get across the borders as what happens to immigrants -once they get here. He argued that they are “persecuted by the state, discriminated against, and given no political rights.” An East Indian rose to declares that the Canadian people are definitely not racist, but that *‘the state is racist, and Bill C-24 is.” Toward the end, one man, a Canadian citizen married to a woman from the Third World, said it all: “The government should know that the people realize this immigration bill is fascist .‘. -val



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A motion to guarantee members of the federation the right to attend meetings of the executive was passed by council last Sunday after a delay ef six months. Board of Publications cochairperson Randy Barkman placed the motion on the agenda soon after council elected him last March. However, due to a large number of agenda changes, the motion did not come before council until last Sunday. Barkman told the chevron his motion is intended to make the executive more open. He is now considering introducing a motion to make board of directors’ meetings open. During the past year, the board of directors became known for secret and closed meetings. At‘ these meetings, one of which took place as late as 2 a.m., and as far away as Toronto, the board made changes to bylaws and discussed strategy for settling the chevron conflict. In other business graduate councillor Mike Deviilaer introduced a motion to prohibit the federation from publishing anything that duplicates the content of, or could be published in, the chevron. Devillaer explained that his motion is intended to prevent the federation from wasting money. He referred to the “Fed Bullet” which appeared September 8th, and duplicated some of the stories in the chevron the next day. Many councillors argued that editorial control over the content of the chevron, which rests solely in the hands of the chevron staff, prevents the federation from using,the chevron to the exclusion of other publications because the staff could reject a federation submis sion.

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Deviiiaer’s motion was defeated, but council then passed a motion encouraging co-operation between the federation and the chevron to prevent duplication. The “ Fed Bullet” was written by Ron Hipfner and Doug Thompson, and an announcement in the paper asking for writgrs suggested that if might appear regularly s Hipfner (who was absent from the Sunday i=ouncii meeting) told the chevron later that he had expected a decision to be made on the future of the “‘Fed Bullet”. However, council did not discuss the publication and under questioning by the chevron it became apparent that none of the counciiiors present knew much about it. Hipfner said that he has no plans to organize another issue. “We have made the first step,” he said. Hipfner claimed that most student councils publish their own bulie-’

tins, apart from a student newspaper, and that this is necessary at UW because the federation cannot be sure that the chevron will publish what they wapt printed.




Ex-federation president Doug Thompson, who faces an assault charge stemming from an incident with Rension counciilor Larry Smyiie last April, asked the council if the federation could pay his legal costs. Smyiie claims that Thompson assaulted him in the federation office. Thompson was attempting to clear the offices, and claims that his legal costs should be paid because the charges arose out of the performance of his duties as an officer of the federation. Thompson denies that he assaulted Smyiie. He said that he had “touched Smyiie on the shoulder

and pointed him to the door.” Smyiie claims that Thompson “shoved me once”. He says that when he asked a bystander to be a witness to the ‘&assault”, “Thompson went wild to try and attack me again. ’ * According to Smylie, Thompson had to be restrained by counciilor John Long. Thompson told council that if his legal costs were not guaranteed by the federation, he would not use a lawyer because he cannot afford to pay if he loses the case. Some counciiiors had suggested the federation pay Thompson’s costs only if he won the case and the court did not award him costs. Council decided to defer a decision on this until the next meeting, speculating that Smylie might decide to drop his charges. Math counciiior John Long served notice of motion to oust

council speaker Mauro Mavrinac. Long told the chevron that he is dissatisfied with Mavrinac’s performance as speaker and his record of attendance at council meetings. Mavrinac, who was absent from the meeting last Sunday, told the chevron that he was absent from council meetings during the summer because he was working in Windsor. Mavrinac last attended a council meeting on June 26th, when the chevron was reinstated. For this he made a special trip from Windsor. Ad Manager Ratified Council ratified Laurie Lawson as ad manager for the board of publications. Lawson was elected by the chevron staff last week, as was Jonathan Coies to the position of news editor. Coies does not require council ratification because he is a student.

Last Fri&lay, students from the Waterloo Christian Fellowship made a bid for the Guiness book of World Wecords by attempting to break the standing record of 1817, by the University of Auckland for an unsupported circle. Even with inclement weather threatening to water down this aspiration, this group of supporters seemed bound and determined to spite the weather man. The efforts of these few did all but break the world record, maybe next-time folks. --peter town

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CALGAl$Y (CUP) -New international graduate students at the University of Calgary received an unexpected jolt this month in the form of a $300 differential fee. The increase was charged without any prioi- notice to the students. It was not mentioned in the Internation Graduates Guide, on the registration forms or in the graduate calendar sent’to all graduate school applicants. But it is unclear whether the lack of prior notification will affect the increase. Blair Redlin, student union vice-president (academic), said: “ Since graduate students weren’t told they had to pay this fee until after they had arrived in Calgary, it would seem to be within their rights to ask that it be waived for this term.” w‘Graduate students on assistantship who are not permitted to work here are on very tight budgets. To ask them for $300 extra is unfair,” Redlin said. But /Graduate Students Associa-

tion president Harry Hobb said the absence of notice in the graduate calendar might be hard to cohtest because “there is a stipulation in the university calendar which reserves the right to change fees without notice.” “I don’t know whether or not merely signing registration forms is legally binding,” he added. But, according to Redlin, “the change without notice is a very weak argument. It could become ludicrous. The university could charge students $10,000 without notice .” By Sept. 13, six or seven students had contacted the student union or graduate association regarding their fee problems. The student union and the graduate association plan to contact a lawyer to find out whether the registration form the graduate students signed is binding. The GSA was to meet with the graduate faculty dean Sept. 15 to discuss the differential fee and to decide on a course of action.

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A scheme to coerce students council into closing the chevron Sept 30 1976 was revealed to the chevron Investigation Commission last week. Don Orth, who as a federation executive member was instrumental in the closing. testified last Thursday (Sept 16) that then president Shane Roberts and his vicepresident David McLellan devised , the scheme. . The paper was first closed on Sept 24 when the executive changed the locks to the offices. However, it was officially reopened by students council two days later, and then closed by council on Sept 30. When the Sept 26 meeting didn’t go as well as the executive had hoped, the decision was made to find some way to coerce the council, Orth told the commission. The scheme was that the entire executive would threaten to resign if council did not vote to close the paper. Orth said, that although he knew of the scheme. it was only half-an-hour before the Sept 30 meeting that either Roberts or McLellan instructed him to prepare a resignation speech. Orth said the plan worked. Council seemed intimidated, and the executive was “quite delighted with the results”. Orth painted a picture ofRoberts and a close circle of confidants running the show with the other executive members relying on the president’s experience. He also described another tactic of McLellan and Roberts under which they gave the impression that they were split on the chevron question so that the paper’s staff would be confused and wouldn’t present its best case. Donna Rogers, who was an Arts

councillor at the time, testified that the threats of resignation were what made her vote to close the paper. She said she hadn’t been around in the summer and when she returned to campus she relied on what Orth, Roberts and Franz Klingender, another executive member, had told her of the situation. After doing some of her own investigation, Rogers, like Or-th, came to support the chevron’s demands for reinstatement investigation. Heather Robertson, an Environmental Studies representative at the time. testified that after the meeting McLellan told her that the mass resignation threat was his scheme. The witnesses were part of the chevron case on the antidemocratic procedure used to close the paper. It was in the biology amphitheatre, packed with 200 or more people, that students’ council voted 19 to 2 to close the chevron, and also passed motions to eliminate the positions of editor, news editor, and production manager, and to establish a task force to make recommendations on a new student paper. The chevron delegation presented the commission with the case that the events of that evening were in keeping with the antidemocratic procedure used throughout by the federation in its efforts to close the paper. The main point of the chevron presentation, read by staffer Gerard Kimmons, was that in the face of a barrage of charges the chevron staff were not given a fair hearing and an adequate chance to present a defense.

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HALIFAX (CUP) - Administration at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design refused to register students planning to withhold a six per cent increase in tuition fees. NSCAD president Garry Kennedy had earlier indicated that no immediate action would be taken against the boycotting students. But the administration action has effectively thwarted the attempt to halt the increases.

hours or face not being admitted for the term. Student union spokesperson Don Saucy challenged administration claims that only a few students were involved, saying students were solidly behind the action. First-year students supported the protest, but were confused by the administration’s pressure tactics, he explained. “The administration capitalized on the Intro students’ confusion,” he said: “Many were aware the administration was bluffing, but being unfamiliar with a situation of this kind, they were not prepared to risk their education.” The students planned to hold-a meeting Sept. 15 to discuss the administration tactic and consider new ways of fighting fee increases and cutbacks.

The students had voted Sept. 6 to pay their fees, including the increase, into a trust fund administered by the student union. The fees were to have been turned over to NSCAD when the fee increase had been rolled back. But students were first threatened with losing privileges to preferred courses and later told to-pay fees within two

A salaried (part-time) position of Executive Assistant to the Acting President is open to any member of the Federation of Students. The will be from appointment September 28 to October 25, 1977. Written applications must be submitted to the undersigned no %I :Q6 a.m. Tuesday, k!ter than ~e~tern~er 27.

The Sept 30 meeting was a mockery of a fair hearing which violated all the norms of due process. said Kimmons. He presented the commission with a legal definition of due process which he summarised as: “that a person has the right to be heard in self-defense, against clearly specified charges, before an unbiased tribunal, which hears before it condemns, which proceeds on inquiry and hands down a decision based on the facts as established by evidence.” One witness testified that the meeting was so unfair that he changed his position and began supporting the chevron staff. Tom Cody, then a fourth-year planning student told the commission he hadn’t liked the chevron and wasn’t upset when he heard from Roberts that it had been closed. Cody said he went to the Sept 30 meeting expecting it to be a trial, but it soon became “obvious to me that what was happening at the time was rotten”. There was no evidence against the paper: .‘It was a real witch hunt,‘. he said, “and the crunch came when they (the executive) all threatened to resign..’ A month later after the chevron had chopped away at all Roberts’ charges Cody told the commission he decided to join the staff. Much of the chevron presentation to the commission was based on tapes of the Sept 30 meeting which have already been submitted as evidence. The commissioners were asked to listen to the tapes for proof that due process was violated. The tapes reveal that the charges against the paper were not clearly specified - who? what?‘when? where? how? was never spelled out, said Kimmons. Council heard vague charges of undemocratic procedure in chevron staff decision making; of incompetence on the part of the news editor and production manager; and about 50 other charges. However, the tapes show that virtually no evidence was presented to support these charges and none was demanded by council. Also no sooner had the chevron staff dealt with one charge than another was presented. On top of this there was an attempt to suppress information, the chevron delegation argued. As an example they cited one quote from the tape where then production manager Neil Docherty attempted to answer a charge and was cut off by the chairperson math councillor Robert White with the words: “He may have a point, but he is out of order. ’ ’ The chevron delegation argued that this is typical of how the meeting was handled.



The Sept 30 meeting was not a forum designed for both sides to be heard. There was no place on the aganda.for the chevron to answer clearly &fined charges. The only pretense made for this said Kimmons, was that delegations were heard at the beginning of the meeting. Although many societies and groups had been asked by the federation to present delegations, the chevron staff did not discover this part of the agenda until they arrived at the meeting. The chevron did manage to present two delegations, it was pointed out. The first, on behalf of the new recruits, used the five minutes alloted to try and present a true picture of recruitment on the paper. This was followed by 13 delegations most of which made vague, unsubstantiated charges against the paper. Then Docherty was faced with the task of replying to this myriad of non-specific charges in his presentation for the chevron staff. Motions were required to extend this presentation beyond the five minutes and to allow Docherty to -answer questions. Apart from this procedure the chevron delegation argued that the questions asked of Docherty further reveal the fraudulaent nature of this hearing. ’ Docherty testified before the commission that, though the councillors were about to make a historic decision to close the paper, their questions were trivial. He was asked about a late advertisement not going in the paper, about a letter from him which although MathSot had received math councillor Ron Hipfner complained that he hadn’t seen; and although the paper


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had just run a centrespread of pictures on orientation there was a complaint that not enough coverage had been given to the tugs of war etc. Docherty also said that though Roberts was soon to move to close the paper he did not ask any questions. Another point made about the procedure of the Sept 30 meeting was that speaking privileges were restricted. It was ruled by the chairperson that non-councillors would only be allowed to speak if a councillor deferred his or her speaking rights to the person. Chevron staffer Ernst von Bezold told the Commission that this was contrary to the corporations act, which guarantees all members of the corporation, in this case students, the right to speak at meetings. The relevant sections of- the act were presented to the commission, and von Bezold pointed out that he had warned the council that evening and before that their procedure was illegal. Also it was pointed out that when people protested the procedures being used the chairperson threatened to have the assembly cleared. And it was disclosed to the commission that Roberts, McLellan and White were the only people in the hall who could have called the police. Robertson testified that McLelIan had told her after the meeting about a codeword “Blue Danube” - known only to those three people and which was to be used to alert campus security if either of them felt the meeting had gotten out of control. Apparently the police would not have come to the meeting unless they received the codeword. _ --Red docherty

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of your parents? How do you expect university to be different from high school? and How do your values differ from those of the high-school dropout? Five students who received the highest marks on the essay portion of the exam were awarded Thursday with English Language Proficiency Prizes of $50 each. These students areBruce Beacock, Evelyn Gledhifk, John McKay and R.ic Nell, all enrolled in Arts, and Cathy Broeren, in Health Studies. UW president Burt Matthews said the proficiency program was introduced fast year as a result of “concern in press and education” over the Lack of ability of students to-meet minimal writing standards in the English language. The program was first introduced at Waterloo and is “the only one of its kind in Canada”, according to Ledbetter. Matthews said those who have reached the standard set by the exam ‘“have been given a clean bill of health.” Ledbetter said ‘“without waiting for anyone else to do it” UW plans to become more involved in bringing about changes in the education system “that will put our own proficiency program out of business. ’ e Five small committees have been established to work on five separate areas where they feel English language education can be improved. Next spring the committees will report to an expanded version of the writing skills conference held at UW. The five areas being studied are: -the effects of various student teacher ratios; recommendation of changes based on implications of high student/teacher ratios: projection of costs of changes to the taxpayer. -what can be done to make sure elementary school teachers are prepared to teach language efficiently . -what can be done to ensure high school teachers teach language efficiently. -a study of marking procedures. -a study of levels of achievement reached by certain grade levels, and recommendation of standards to be set. Ledbetter said school teachers have not received adequate preparation in teaching language skills. “They were our students before they became school teachers. They have been taught literature, not writing skills,‘: he said. According to Ledbetter “UW has a greater responsibility within Gntario’s education system than we.have actually shouldered in the past.” -lyla smith


The appearance before the chevron Investigation Commission blonday of former federation president Doug Thompson. who was an executive member at the time ofthe chev,ron clobure. sparked some angry e.xchanges over procedure. Chevron representatives complained that Thompson was the third witness that day who was allowed to make unsubstantiated charges while the chevron was being limited in its attempts to cross-examine. Commission chairman Frank Epp stated that the commission would “conduct its investigation” and was “not obligated to provide time to the public to conduct an investigation.” He said that time would be limited t‘or crossexamination by people other than the five commissioners. Chevron representative Neil Docherty argued that the commission was set up to be an adversary court system and the chevron should have full rights of crossexamination _ The argument was precipitated by Thompson’s claim that widespread discontent with the paper was demonstrated by Feedback letters he had seen. Chevron reps demanded Thompson substantiate his charges by pointing out complaints. Epp. however, held that the commission had the right to judge Thompson’s answers. The chevron delegation emthat it was the phasised commission’s task to find out the truth and nobody should be allowed to make charges without providing supporting evidence. The debate started again when Epp refused to allow the chevron delegation to question Thompson because there were only a few minutes left in the meeting according to the schedule. The commissionanot her ers set scheduled meeting to continue Thompson’s cross-examination. Thompson’s testimony had repeated charges made earlier in the conflict, such as: - pressure on editor Adrian Rodway, eventually causing him to resign - ALA disruption of the paper, subjection of students to “ideological harrang’ ’ - some material in the chevron was libelous, for which the federation could be held responsible Thompson said he now considers the changing of the locks on the chevron doors was “ uthe said he terly dumb’ . However, would rest on the propriety and legality of all the actions taken afterwards. When asked whether the lock change was accidental, as Ralph Torrie, Board of Publications chairperson at the time had testified in an earlier commission meeting, he said, “Well, it sort of was and wasn’t.” He explained that Roberts had left the special executive meeting on September 24 to find out whetherit was possible tohave the locks changed while the

idea uas being dixussed. Thompson say\ he then left the meeting himself. and on his return t’onnd that the change had been made. When asked v+Jhy _he proceectzd to cloye the paper without invjeL)tigation Thompson said “WC had pretty well come to havfe ;I pretty good understanding ol‘ the problem.” When the commih,\ion askcri federation bu\ines\ manager Peter Yates about the lock change he UNplained that he had not been aware of the executive meeting which decided to lock out the chevron \tat’t’, but was asked to do so by then president Shane Roberts. Under questioning Yates said his memory was not clear but he worrld only have taken such orders from Roberts or then treasurer Manny Brykmann. His testimony seemed to contradict Ralph Torrie’s statement to the commission last week that the changing of the locks was an accident - a misunderstanding. Yates stated: -‘It was a direct order.” He said he was not aware before September 24 that such a measure would be taken against the chevron and the direct order from Roberts “came as a complete surprise to me.‘. - Federation spokesperson John Long argued that “many of us still believe that our intent and objectives were right, although many mistakes were made.” He claimed that “we didn’t want to stifle the student press - we wanted to make it more open and democratic.” “We feel the closing was legat, though not moral. At the time we felt it was the thing most wanted by students on campus. We felt that a drastic course of action agarnst the chevron was needed”, he said. Commission chairman Frank Epp told Long that the commission would need more elaboration on his charge that the student press was not being open and democratic. He noted that Long’s charges had not been substantiated. Long replied that it is difficult to define freedom of the press. “It’s different things to different peo-

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Long argued that corpor:ttion* have the right to clo\< &VA n their He also cf:timed that enterprise\. there was adequate pre\entatIczn .:t the September 30 council meeting by both sides. Long felt that the federation TVas not obligated to give the the\-ran a “trial” before its verdict. becarsse “the federation is not a CULLED ok law. its a corporation.” Martin, in response. argued that the problem with the council meeting was that ‘-it w/as not an or&naFJ, meeting: it was mo\t e~traordinary,” and yet it w’as held as though it was just another ordinary federation councit meeting. Asked whether he thought the council meeting was a proper forum, Long replied, *‘At the time i felt that the federation had the right to close down the chevron. Whether they should have done so. 1’11 answer at a later date.” During cross-examination Long admitted that he had contributed interviews to The Other Voice and said that Doug Thompson had been editor. Long announced that Bruce Rorrison. John Lee, Gary Dryden and himself would make written submissions. ,. Commissioner Martin noted the problem of no direct crossexamination, adding --We wit! ha\-e to draw conclusions that will no doubt reflect that.” However, he said, written submissions were entirely in order.

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The government of South Africa is escalating its campaign against anti-apartheid publications in the country. The Wits Student, published by students at Wits University in South Africa, reported last July (in an issue just received by the chevron) that over 30 publications were banned in the first six months of 1977. This compares to 24 bannings in 1976. The Publications Control Board (PCB), which is responsible for the bannings, has extended its scope to banning pamphlets and posters with anti-apartheid themes. In the past, only newspapers were subject to banning. In addition, the PCB is now banning publica-’ tions before they can be distributed. The Wits Student reports that “Until recently, bannings were not taken very seriously by student editors. Publications were usually banned long after they had already been distributed and read. Even if banned for possession, they had presumably at least been read.” Not only can the PCB ban single editions of a newspaper, poster or pamphlet, but it can also close down a publication. The Wits Student reported that Crisis, another Wits University publication, has been banned “for all subsequent editions”. Never before has a student newspaper intended for campus distribution only been totally banned, according to the Student. The result of these measures by the PCB will be self-censorship, to a greater extent than is


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practised today. The possibility of retroactive prosecution of editors and writers may cause student publications to become “wishy washy and uncritical, avoiding desperately the niost lowrkey breath of politics,-sex and critical discussion of society or economy . . . And even then, there will be no guarantee that the PCB will not find something ‘undesirable’ (with the publication)“, reports the Student. The case of a former Wits Student editor is cited as an example of “retroactive prosecution”. Sean Moroney was prosecuted in September, 1976 for producing publications in 1975 that were subsequently banned. Moroney’s conviction is undergoing appeal, and the Student notes that if the appeal fails, “a precedent will be set for a formidable form of intimidation of student editors, poster makers and pamphlet writers.” Moroney was convicted for producing something which at the time he had no way of knowing would be banned. The Student concludes by quoting Nadine Gordimer: “. . . control of communication, (and) its ultimate purpose as a political weapon of apartheid is to bring about a situation in which there is ‘no communication’ between South Africa and the world of ideas that might cause us to question our way of life here, and ‘no communication’ within our society between the sections of a people carved up into the categories of colour and language. ’ ’ -nick



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Those who frequented the Campus center on Wednesday found a wide variety of displays featuring ethnic munchies, as well as a host of crafts. Represented countries and clubs offering displays for this premier event ranged from Israel to China and from the Waterloo Christian fellowship to the KW Radio Club. Later on in the evenparticipants listened to ing, a Toronto based re“Chalawa”, ggae band. The group has three Jamaican members. The band managed to play outdoors, but the other events scheduled, had to move their displays indoors because of the inclemency of the weather. ---peter



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- the universe is one ” and so on. It’s not that I have anything against such worthy sentiments, however the simplistic, warmed over late Sixties treatment which they are given here simply does not do them (or the writer) justice. The music, however is a totally different matter. King has rarely sounded so fresh, as she strikes anear perfect balance between constantly shifting melodies and her more familiar three chord progressions; and the backing from a recent discovery called Navarro (they have their own album entitled Listen) is surprisingly tough and imaginative.

It’s only natural that after eight solo albums and almost a decade of churning out hit after hit as part of the famous Brill Building stable, Carole King would run out of interesting things to write about. On Simple Things, she walks through the now staple fare of love songs, superficial observations on the general state of the universe, and the occasional fit of introspection which she usually handles so well. About the only thing that’s changed is the person to whom she pledges her undying devotion. While she remains a remarkable tunesmith, the expression of her new found joy just cannot keep pace with the facile melodies which fill this record. Thus, we are subjected to such tired, retread lyrics as “The labyrinth isn’t anyplace we need to be/ Then we can come out from the heart of the darkness/ Into a brighter day.” In other numbers King sounds alternately shallow (“I’ve found my answer to life is living/ The secret of living is life . . .“), blissed out, and just plain dumb (“Crystal ‘mourners are drawing me to Babylon. . .“). The album also witnesses the re-emergence of the unfortunate tendency to preach, which first surfaced in her weakest effort to date, the sudsy Fantasy. On Simple Things this habit is not nearly as marked but does show up in several places, particularly in the closing cut, “One”: ‘,‘Open your heart and let the love come shining through. . . / He is one - She is one/ A tree is one

Part of the problem here may well be time. For although this is King’s first kP in well over a year, she had a complete album, tentatively titled Easy Does It, in the can as her final obligation to her old label, Ode, before recording this debut for Capitol. In the meantime, if you have all her other albums, you probably already own this one. If you’ve long since worn out your copy of Tapestry and have been thinking of buying another Carol King album, pass on Simple Things, and wait for the Greatest Hits collection which Ode is prepari ing. Or hold off until the next King offering; looking back over her track record, she rarely misses more than once. -john



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If you’re beginning to agree with Mick Jagger, who has been quoted as saying, that “rock and roll musicis for adolescents. Its a dead end.. .“, then maybe you are ready to radically alter your sense of what music is by digging the sounds of Ornette Coleman’s latest album “Dancing in your head.” Ornette has been making waves in jazz circles for almost 20 years

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(and more albums) after the release of his first album “Something Else” (Contemporary 755 I), which has been heralded by some critics as the jazz album of the last quarter century. An alto-sax man, Ornette has been one of the most innovative and influential forces in contemporary jazz. Since he burst on the scene, in 1959;at the NYC Five Spot he has been the center of heated controversy. Ornette has provoked such varied comments as; “If thats liberty, boy, they’re making an ass out of Abraham Lincoln,” from Quincy Jones during the Down Beat Blindfold Tests; to R.B. Hadlock’s stead,ying comment, that “it’s emotionally direct, uncluttered and essentially simple . . . no harder to grasp than the free guitar improvizations of a good country blues player.” Certainly ‘this critic has to go along with R.B. No matter how radical Ornette may sound on a first listening, he, like all great innovators, is standing firmly on the solid ground of tradition. Ornette’s music usually referred to as “free jazz” is not just chaotic improvization. He says of his exciting

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“Theme from a Symphony” on his latest album, that “it was written by means of a musical concept I call ‘harmolodics.’ This means the rhythms, harmonies, and tempos are all equal in relationship and independent melodies at the same time.’ ’ Dancing in your head may be the most approachable of Ornette’s albums, for rock listeners with a taste for something new. Although, as Ornette says, “I haven’t made a transition to fusion,” his first electric album has the hard, exciting power usually. only found in rock. This is a direct result of Ornette’s attempt to find a place for the guitar in his music, and consequently the use of rock guitarist Charles Ellerbee and jazz-oriented guitarist Bern Nix, who both do excellent work on this album. Another interesting part of “Dancing in your head” is the piece “Midnight Sunrise” recorded with the Master Musicians of Joujouka, Morocco. It was here, jamming with these traditional musicians who use nontempered reed and string instruments along with many varied sized drums, that Ornette realized “the responsibility a person has to himself to relate what he believes and the medium he wishes to perform in to the people he would like his music to be heard by.” Maybe Ornette Coleman can relate to you. -george


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Last week, McLauchlan’s troupe (the Silver Tractors) appeared at the humanities theatre for three concerts over two days. Needless to say, the performance was arranged by the Board of BENT, which registered satisfactory returns after all tickets were tallied. his Canadian tou1 With launched. genera1 acceptance seems extremely favourable due to several innovative ideas that are used throughout the stage show. A and largei’ monitor system smoothly synchronized coloured lighting cues imbilecl the performance with added depth and colour. These additions are a vast improvement over McLauchlan’s previous efforts. The visual effect of the group playing together is similar to watching a bunch of university students wearing addidas jamming in someone’s basement, post Woodstock days. McLauchlan manages some distinction by wearing shades and a black Karate Gi with Chinese lettering, over a T-shirt. The only other notable exception was the electric violin and mandolin player who imparted a unique flavour to this potpourri, something akin to a soloist with the Philharmonic. The drummer and bass guitarist would have looked great on Don Krischners Rock Concert. McLauchlan’s dubious claim to fame with his sidekicks however is not warranted when it comes down to the piece de resistance. The music was non-stop and in McLauchlan’s best style. Certain selections elicited a healthy response from the crowd and although at times the decibels hovered near the pain threshold, a wall of noise never occurred. The sequencing and the dynamic range of the tunes was relatively well thought out, with soft and l&d alternating but never saturating. Between songs, he would fill the silence with snatches of his life and other superfluous small talk; eg. “I like that song.” His songs reflect his thinking directly, and consequently are embodied with unlrque


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lyrics and style. ’ Everyday life occurrences are a dominant (recurrent) theme in his repertoire,, from taxmen and farmers. to gorgeous girls and the boys in the band. Lyrics about events that really pissed him off at one time or another were well done. For instance, he wrote one song in honour of a junior highschool teacher who punched him in the mouth, and was a teacher only on the merit of being taller than the boys. One song entitled “She’s playing your emotions” was dedicated to an absolutely gorgeous woman who has stretched many a trouser seam and drops men when they start to steam. Not to be intimidated, he also wrote a melody for a woman he detested: “go home and make love to yourself like you always do”. One of his initial numbers *‘Little Dreamer”, was about an innocent young girl from out west who was lured to Hollywood by advertising. Murray definitely possesses a flair for showmanship and is essentially the whole show. His antics include “Count Dracula” talk, clowning around with the band members, occasionally saying “Oh, shit” and at one point “its only fucking Rock n Roll” as he gave up trying to tune his electric guitar. He also gave the impression of being a virtuoso on a number of instruments. These involved the electric acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Yamaha organ, piano (some nice numbers on this) and harmonica. In fact, the apparent lengthy silences between songs were the result of changing to other instruments. Upon completion of his entourage’s set, the audience recalled him for an encore, with applause Russian style. He came back doing up his fly and capped the evening off with that unique blend of country and rock that is his trademark. His parting remark was “thanks for coming on down” in typical down home style. -rick

ts Centre Tickets for the professional entertainment season at the UW Arts Centre will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Monday morning, September 26. The Main Box Office for the Arts Centre is in Room 254, Modern Languages building, U W Campus. Starting on October 3, the tickets will also be available at two outlets off campus - Bishop’s Style Shop at Stanley Park Mall in Kitchener and the KW Symphony Office, 56 King St. N. in Waterloo. Individual tickets for the UW Arts Centre series attractions LbWe have the Stars”, as well as nine other off-series shows will be available. The Arts Centre has announced the following have been added to the line-up of entertainment attractions offered for the

Fall and Winter season: Oct. 7 “The Primary English Class” by Open Circle Theatre (a hilarious hit show still running in Toronto after many months); Oct. 16 “The Miser” by Molikre, National Players of Washington D-C.; Nov. lTh&re Populaire de Qukbec with two one-act Molitire plays in French, directed by Jean Gascon: Nov. 11 and I2 - “Cruel Tears”, the national tour of a country and western opera by Vancouver Arts Club Theatre; Jan., 27 - Yass Hakoshima, a brilliant Japanese mime artist; Feb. 10 - Woody Herman and His Thundering Herd in a big band concert: Feb. 11 Judy Jarvis, one of Canada’s foremost contemporary dancers, in 8 solo dance performance: Mar. 4 - Toronto bance Theatre, a

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Four performances of the theatre series have already sold out in the early campaign. These include the Oct. 15 performance of “The Boys from Syracuse”, William Windpm Plays Thurber, “Sherlock Holmes and the Incredible Murder of Cardinal Tosca” and an evening with Orson Welles.. Tickets for the Oct. 16 matinee of “The Boys from Syracuse” are still available, and the Arts Centre is hoping to negotiate a second performance of the William Windom show. A waiting list for tickets to this performance is being established. For additional phone 885-4280 ext.

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A fine crop of The Athena track team, although weak in numbers, has a fine crop of athletes this year. Barb Chitovas will lead the team in the javelin. Barb is the OWIAA record holder but was injured last year. In 1975 Barb won the javelin and placed second in both the shot and discus. Janet Carwardine will be giving Barb some much needed help in the shot and discus events. The sprinters this year will include Faye Blackwood the OWIAA indoor 5Om champion and Pat Sparling 6th in the Ontario

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The men’s track team is looking stronger each year. This year’s team is especially powerful in the throwing events. Rob Town, the defending OUAA shot and discus champion, will be back after an active summer of competition. Bill Daub, a veteran hockey Warrior, will be joining Rob in the javelin event. Bill threw a personal record this summer of 71.86m (235’) which may be enough to win the OUAA championship. The sprint events will be led by rookie Noel Grant and Steve Harrington. Noel was the TDIAA 1OOm champion and has personal bests of 10.56 and 21.7 in the 1OOm and 200m. In the jumps Jim Baleshta is the only vaulter. Jim recorded a personal record this

OWIA-A long jump if both are healthy. In the middle distance events returnees Sandra Ford, Marg Lesperance, and Rena Klevering will be top Athena runners. They will be assisted by Mary McKenzie and rookies Dorothy Laska and Patty Greer who will also be competing for the University in cross country running, a new OWIAA event. Female athletes interested in participating in the fall programme should ~contact either Gord Robertson (sprints-field events) at 884-2927 or Les Roberts (distance-cross country) at 743-9195. Practices are at Seagram’s Stadium 4-6 PM Monday to Thursday. -rabbit

summer of 3.81m (12’6”). Paul Dowhaniuk will be carrying the load in the horizontal jumps after having a serious knee injury last winter. Steve Strecker, a silver medallist in the OFSSAA long jump, is also on campus but has not yet reported in. Another OFSSAA runner-up has joined the middle distance team. Gary Hutchinson, a 3000m runner will join veterans Howard Saunders and Gary Crossley. Persons interested in competing and training with the team should contact Gord Robertson (sprintsfield events) at 884-2927 or Les Roberts (distance events) at 743-9 195. Practices take place from Monday to Thursday at Seagram’s Stadium, 4-4 pm. , -rabbit



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The Anti Imperialist-Alliance (AIA) is a campus organization which claims to be revolutionary in nature, to represent “real democracy”, and to “defend the basic interests of students”. Last Thursday (July 14th) I saw an example of how the AIA applies these principles in practice. I had gone over to Conrad Grebel College, where CPC(M-L) (AIA’s parent organization) was holding a “Report on Albania” (see news article), to find Chevron editor and AIA member Neil Docherty. While there, I caught the eye of “AIA Doug Wahlsten, a UW spokesperson” psychology professor. Wahlsten pointed the bamboo cane he was using to put up posters at me and said “Out - get out of here”. I left. Later, at the chevron. office, I met Docherty ,and commented that Wahlsten’s actions appeared undemocratic since he had acted entirely on his own in making me leave. Docherty asked me how I knew Wahlsten was acting on his own. I asked him if AIA had a position on me. Docherty said ” you’ ve been discussed”. I asked Docherty if this “discussion” was at a meeting, and if it was voted on. Docherty said “Well, how do you think we make our decisions”. When I asked Doclierty how he expected that I would know how his group made decisions and repeated my question he then refused to answer. 1 then asked Docherty when this discussion had taken place. He told me that the orily thing I needed to know was that I wasn’t welcome: Continuing, I pressed Docherty for an approximate date of the decision. Eventually, when I pointed out that his refusal to answer any questions was reminiscent of the “Canadian state’s” refusal to comment on their evidence against Wahlsten (see,last weeks chevron) he said “Look Ciaran. I just don’t remember. Ok.” Wahlstens opposition to me stems from an argument this May when I was rash enough to say that he was “as fascist as the Canadian state”. I believe that AIA’s claimed parallel between today’s Canada and Nazi Germany is Absurd. But for Wahlsten, to be compared to the Canadian state is an intolerable insult. And his intense objections to me all stem from this incident. Nobody else connected with AIA has backed Docherty up _ip his claim that the decision was made by the group. But if he is telling the truth then: 1) Why did Docherty give me a poster advertising the meeting, an action tantamount to an invitation. 2) Why on July 1st did Heather Robertson, while canvassing for AIA, invite me to a meeting organized by AIA and CPC(M-L) to “denounce the reactionary bourgeoisie”. 3) Why was Wahlsten the only person who saw me at Conrad Grebel to object to my presence. 4) What stops Docherty from “remembering’ ’ when the “discussion” took place. 5) Why does nobody back Docherty up by giving the details of how and when this decision was made. AIA have now decided to support Wahlsten in retrospect. But all this evidence points to an abitrary undemocratic action by Wahlsten being covered up by Docherty and supported by AIA retroactively! Just why might Wahlsten act on his own in deciding who can and who cannot attend a meeting? At an AIA study group last year, I talked to Wahlsten,about his ideas on “bourgeois science”. .

One topic was quantum mechanics. This cornerstone of modern physics holds that energy (and hence matter) comes in discrete quantities. I was amazed to discover that Wahlsten didn’t believe in it since a science which holds that continuity doesn’t exist in the “real” world (quantum mechanics) contradicts a philosophy which, according to Wahlsten, assumes the existence of continuity (dialectical materialism). We also discussed Godels incompleteness theorem, a mathematical landmark which: shows that in any consistent firstorder logical system complicated enough to contain basic number theory there are theorems which are true, but which cannot be proved inside the system. Again Wahlsten astounded me, by saying that he didn’t believe in it. When I asked him if he had seen the proof, he said yes. When I asked him where the error was, he said that he didn’t know but he knew it was wrong -because -- the r&ult was wrong. Wahlsten said that putting bounds on what can and cannot be proven is putting bounds on human achievement, an antipeople attitude. Wahlsten’s replacement of scientific facts by a dogmatic philosophy is reminiscent of the Catholic Church’s persecution of Galileo for holding that the earth was not the centre of the universe. Once, in the chevron office, Peter Thompson, a fellow staffer was reading a Zimbabwe liberation magazine. Coming across a poem of the “it is a great and glorious thing to die for one’s country” variety he gave it to me to read. I commented to him about “The old lie”. At this point Wahlsten stormed over, stood before me in a threatening pose, and told me to leave the office. He backed down when he realized that as a staffer, I had as much right to be in the office as he did. But he then insisted that I cease to read his magazine. Wahlsten’s language is punctuated by phrases like “dirty little dog”, “run you through’.’ and talk of bringing freedomfighters to UOW to get rid of “fascists” like myself. The above portrays Wahlsten as dogmatic, childish, and undemocratic. And it poses some fairly serious questions. What is a person like Wahlsten doing as “spokesperson” (leader?) of AIA‘? Why is an openly advertised meeting actually not open to the entire public? And why might Docherty defend Wahlsten’s arbitrary actions by pretending the decision was made by the group? Ciaran


Reply to Mrm Coates This is in reply to a letter written by Stephen Coates to last week’s chevron. Coates’ in his letter says that the chevron has printed “very few stories about Angola, Albania, Rhodesia and CPC(M-L)‘s scrapes with the law.” He then persists that these articles “are,printed at the expense of student news.” We would like to express our total disagreement with this bankrupt analysis presented by Coates. For the chevron not to print about the heroic struggles of the Angolan people against an invasion army of 15,000 Cuban troops is to deny students information which affects them in every way. In Angola today Cuban troops with Russian weapons and East European mercenaries have slaughtered over 100,000 Angolan peasants. The Angolan people led by their liberation army UNITA are heroically resisting this onslaught. ANGOLA will be to the Soviet Union, what Vietnam and Cambodia were to the U.S., that is its defeat. Albania is a small country in Europe. It is the only genuinely socialist country in, the world and serves as a great example to all the world’s people. Among other things, Albania has no unemployment, taxes, or inflation. In Albania there is fullest democracy to the working class whereas, the remnants of the exploiting classes have had their right to exploit suppressed. L , 4

Today in Rhodesia, the ra,cist and fascist Ian Smith regime is committing one atrocity after another. It has herded many natives into concentration camps and slaughtered many others. Reading articles on how the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZAN U) (the liberation movement in Rhodesia) is dealing heavy blows to the racist Smith regime and to its American supporters must frighten our dear Mr. Coates. ZANU is determined to end the barbaric system in Rhodesia and to set up a genuinely democratic system which serves the interests of the vast majority of the people. As for “CPC(M-L)‘s scrapes with the law” we must conclude that Mr. Coates means the attack by the Canadian State on a research centre operated by the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) in Kitchener-Waterloo. In a raid that took place Feb. 23rd the RCMP arrested 17 people including Chairman of CPC(M-L), Comrade Hardial Bains. The charges were all concocted and the Canadian state has been forced to withdraw every c_harge connected with the raid on the research centre so far. The chevron has played a good role in exposing this frame up by investigating both +des. (The capitalist press, by the way Mr. Coates, relied entirely on a press release from the RCMP and refused to print letters exposing the lies in this release). Not to investigate this blatent case of political persecution would be a betrayal of investigative journalism and seeking truth from facts. We can only conclude that Stephen Coates’ reasoning is that students should be isolated from what is going on nationally and internationally. That the typical student should be an ignoramous who leaves the running of the country to a handful of people. To Mr. Coates we suggest a comic book and a good closet for the rest of his life. We think it is excellent that the chevron popularizes the struggle of the people of Angola, Zimbabwe (Rhodesia), South Africa etc., and’ that students actively support these liberation struggles. Mohammad Guita Salah Bachir Hafiz el-saad James Ho Peter Murray

I have followed your exposk of the english proficiency exam and would like to add my voice to your editorial and call for the publication of the standards of proficiency to be made public. I also agree that “a writing clinic truly designed to help students who have problems with standard English” should be voluntary and democratic and should solicit suggestions from students. The chevron taking on thi s exam and exposing it thoroughly has shown in my mind that this exam is designed to decrease university enrollment. Once again, Faculty of Arts, make the standards of the proficiency exam public, and/or defend it in the chevron (if it is defensible). Peter Dyck

More on the ELRF . Regarding the controversy of the English Language Proficiency Programme of which I am in favour of to a certain degree. In your orientation issue I was lead to expect the exam to consist of such idiotic questions as placing a number of items under the topics a) blacken oval, b) automobile, c) bicycle and d) horseback such as ‘powered by human muscle’. None of the example questions you gave us ever appeared in this exam which I have written. For those whom did not write this exam it consisted of the follwing. 1) Forty multiple choice questions each having four similar sentences except only one was free of any grammatical errors. If a student cannot spot these errors then what is



to stop him/her from making such errors all the time when writing something? 2) A 300-500 word essay on one of the three most idiotic topics I have ever run across (eg. How your values differ from a high school dropout). Though the topics were nuts the point of the essay part of the exam is to see if the student has problems organizing his/her thoughts, writing good sentences and spelling. If no one tells us how bad our writing ability is how are we ever to know? We might go through life thinking we could write good when all otir friends know that we cannot. Remember writing English is a whole new ball game from speaking it. I would like to see more grammar emphasized in our high schools instead of spending so much time analizing stories by Shakespeare, Shaw and others. Also the chevron claims that writing skills in Canada have not declined in the past twenty years. However, what if in the past twenty years writing skills of university students have only remained adequate? Certainly there must be, room for improvements. I do however agree with your view that writing and passing the exam should not be mandatory to get a B.A. Also the writing clinic should not be forced down our throats’ if we fail the exam because no one learns something they feel that they are being forced to learn. If a student does not wish to improve him/herself by going to this clinic then it is his/her loss. Forcing someone to do something against their will goes against the grain of every student I have ever known: F.J. Kennedy Jr.

emocratic J-9. Long made a most astute point in his statement to the Monday session of the Chevron lnvestigation Committee which at first glance seems to strike at the core of the issue, He said that there are two opposing positions with respect to freedom of the press. One is that the publishers, that is those who put up the money for the enterprise, should control the content of the publication. The other is that those who work on the publication, that is those who provide the labour for the enterprise, should control its content. For those unfamiliar with the ‘chevron affair’, J.J. Long and the Federation hodd the former position and the chevron staffers the latter. The Federation’s position is also the one predominantly accepted in society. This conception cbmbined with the monopoly struct&e of the economy means that actual decision making power over what is printed is limited to a very few small group of people. If the contrary conception were to prevail then there would be large numbers of small groups controlling publishing resulting in a more democratic sharing of power. The economic relations which prevail in society are not to be found amongst the students at the U of W and therefore a proper analogy can not be drawn. The fact is <hat the political structures here are different fro& society’s and therefore the question of freedom ofthe press is different and its solution somewhat unique. There are three political niches here, based on functiorial differentiation, which afford campus wide influence. They are the Fede.ration, the chevron, and Radio Waterloo. I call them niches because each attract different types of individuals. This is primarily because they involve different types of activities just the same as a track club and a chess club would tend to attract different types of individuals because not all individuals interested iv track are necessarily interested in chess. They are political niches because of the potential power invdlved. There is very little overlap in Waterloo’s political niches primarilybecause students have little extra time and must lizlit their outside activities. What we have then is three interest niches of campus-wide political significance with almost mutually exclusive membership. Continued

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Continued from page 22. ‘“Humanities”. As the cons&6%iZ~stands the FedThe ISAUS extended its demonstration to eration has hegemony over the other two the “Iran Imperial Government Tourism functional units on the premise that it has and Information Center” in Los Angeles, the mandate of the students. It ‘owns’ the where nine of the ISA members and supporchevron and RadWat. I would contend that t ers were arrested. One of the Iranians arrather than being the representatives of the rested was seriously injured. The nine arstudents, the. Federation hacks are a par- ’ rested were falsely charged with “kidnaptkL.lkir pOli&d elite On this CaIllpUS who ping” and “burglary" being . The charges occupy the student government because so ridiculous, were dropped later. HoLever, their extra-curricular activity is that of garthey were allegedly accused of “battery”, nering student’s votes (the few who turn out “malicious mischief’ and “criminal tresfor elections). In the light of this perspective passing”. Due to the nation-wide publicity the ‘chevron affair’ appears as one political of the ISA actions, the fascist police of L.A. elite attempting to eliminate another. The were forced to announce the release of the group that exploits the Federation niche, arrested students without bail, after setting through their special skill at winning votes, the date of =trial; but immediately handed attacks the chevron staffers who have been seven of them to the Immigration. applying their journalistic labours in a self determined direction. The problem with the Having full support of U.S. imperialism, Federation’s scheme was that once the the Shah has maintained a police state in Iran. journalists were locked out there was no There are over 100,080 political prisoners in one left with the devotion and competence Iran, under the brutal tortures of Savak (the necessary to turn out the largely volunteer Shah’s secret police). Every year hundreds campus paper. Their attempts at a ‘real of Iranian patriots are either killed under chevron’ failed miserably. They were eventorture or executed by the firing squad. tually forced to reinstate the original chevIn spite of the Shah’s terror and suppresron and will soon have to recognize #hat sion, the just struggle of the Iranian people which already existsthe chevron’s politi(workers, peasants, students, progressive cal independence from the Federation. clergy and the revolutionary organizations Those who fear that an independent chevof Iranian People’s Fedaee Guerrillas and ron will pbrsue an undemocratic course Mojahedin of the People of Iran) is growing should know. that one of the chevron’s rerapidly in every dimension. commendations to the Investigation is for the constitutional recognition of the democ>, The ISA, being deeply committed to the ratization of its internal structure which it struggle of the Iranian people,continues its completed under its own initiative. fight against the Shah’s regime and exposing John Morgan its collaboration with the U.S. police and Immigration. l

VAK Once again, the fascist regime of Iran, with the blessing of the U.S. police, is trying to put pressure upon the Iranian Students Association, and to halt its extensive ac-

tivities against the repressive regime of the Shah of Iran. On July 5, a/massive demonstration was staged by the ISAUS and other progressive Iranian students and American supporters, at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, to protest the U. S. visit of Farah Pahlavi (Shah’s wife) who was being “honored” with a dot-toral degFee in

It is the responsibility of all progressive and freedoF loving people to expose this unholy collaboration ahd the repressive regime of Iran, by supporting the ISA in its just cause, and condemn the act of U.S. police and Immigration, by sending telegrams and letters to District Attorney or by signing the ISA’s petition. STOP HARASSING IRANIAN STU-









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Leading 14-3 with just over 8 minutes remaining in the game Waterloo Football Warriors were unable to hang on and lost their season home opener Saturday at Seagram Stadium to the Windsor Lancers 1% 16. Warriors defence literally stopped cold the Lancer ground game by viciously mauling the Windsor backs and placing good pressure on Lancer Quarterback Scott Mallender for most of the contest allowing only 53 yards rushing. It was a Warrior turnover late in the game ‘which ultimately resulted in the Lancer victory. In the fourth quarter Windsor QB Mallender found success in throwing against the fired up Waterloo Defensive unit and found Bruce Walker in the end zone for the first major of their comeback. Immediately following the touchdown, he spotted Lancer Roger Adams and completed the 2 point conversion making the score 14-1 I for the Warriors. In the next-sequence of plays Warrior QB Gord Taylor rolling out on an option play fumbled and it was recovered by the Lancers on the Waterloo 31 yard line. Nlellander then began ‘a 7 play, 3 1 yard touchdown drive capped off by his own 1 yard plunge for the winning major. In the dying seconds, Warriors started a final drive vvhich was stalled at the Windsor 25 yard line on an incompleted third down pass to flanker

George Lomaga around the Lancer 15. Lancers killed the clock and the Warriors hopes of evening their won-loss record by conceding a safety touch. Warrior Quarterback Gord Taylor directed the Waterloo offence completing 5 of 19 passes and carrying for 86 yards including one major from the 1 yard line finishing off a 106 yard drive in the third quarter. Warriors first major came in the second quarter on a 3 yard run by Dave Goodwin. Warrior Dave ‘Disco’ Jones again was the bright spot in the Waterloo backfield carrying 18 times for 127 yards. Kicker Mike Karpow converted both his single point attempts and had a 51 yard punting average on 6 times including a booming 70 yard single. Lancer QB Scott Mallender completed I5 of 28 attempts for 171 yards and 1 touchdown as well as rushing for a personal major score. Warriors outrushed their visitors dramatically in the contest 244 yards to Windsor’s 53. Waterloo also improved their penalties, taking only 5 for 71 yards in comparison to last weeks 170 yards. Lancers were penalized 10 times for 104 yards. HASH reMARKS: Warrior Mike Karpow’s 70 yard punt is the longest this season in the the Warriors take on QQIFC . . . Tomorrow Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks at Centennial Stadium in Kitchener.

The Warriors Rugby Football Club started off their season on the right foot last Saturday when they trav[eiled to Western to meet a team they had well beaten in the last season but whom this year. were supposed to be the dark horse in the league. The Warriors won the game 9-7. The close score indicates what a tight game it was, with Western constantly threatening and being in the Warriors’ twenty-five yard area. But the Warrior forwards kept the Mustang pack in check, while the Warriors’ backs mounted an offensive of their own. Ron Fukushima had a breakaway during the first half but was deliberately tripped by an opposing player; the ref did not see it. The first half was a kicker’s game with both sides booting the ball in order to gain valuable yardage that could rarely be gained by running. Though the Mustangs’ kicks were good i they found their attack stymied by fullback Mitch Hammer and the backs. Dave King scered a penalty kick from the Mustang twenty-five yard line to put the Warriors ahead 3-O. The forwards won a lot of ball in the strums and lineouts, and thus it was from a set strum in the second half that the Warriors got then only try of the game. A strum was called on the Mustangs’ five yard line. Strum half, Phil White. got the ball which he took and after dummying to standoff, Dave King, passed the ball to winger Jon Isaacs who ran the ball over for a try in the corner. Dave King missed his first attempt at a conversion but due to a Mustang Infraction, was given another chance. This time he did not miss. The Mustangs replied with a try of their own but missed the conversion. This brought the score to 9-7 as the Mustangs had made a penalty kick earlier in the game. It was a great defensive effort on the part of the forwards that kept the Western team from scoring and it was a tired but happy Waterloo team that walked off the field at the end of the game. in the second game of the day the Waterloo R.F.C. Trojans played a more impressive game than their Warrior brethren. The game had been on less than five


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E,t kdsor Lancers Saturday nipped Warriors 78- 76 in the dying seconds. Here Windsor Q5, Scott Maflender, kooks ib an open receiver over the fired up Waterloo Defensive Squad. Below Vdaterloo Greg Iones had a big afternoon carrying 78 times for 727 yards. photos by Chris Dobbin

It should be another banner season for UW’s swimming and diving men and women. Coach Claudia Cronin 1s especially enthusiastic about her 1977 C.I.A.U. ’ championship men’s team which returns virtually intact from last year. Lost through graduation or transfer are Boris Jacyszyn and Tom Hett. The rest of the men*s big point getters are back as well as some talented freshmen. Leading the returnees is Canadian Olympian and American N.,4.H.A. champion Dave Heinbrpch. Dave can score points in many events with his most experience being in the breaststroke. Dave has been swimming at the university level for 3 years, two years at Simon Fraser and one here, and has never lost a national championship. Also returning is Worid Student Games finalist and C.P.A.U. champion Ron Campbell. Ron will compete mostly in the breaststroke. Double C.I.A. U. record holder Tim Wilson is back from work term and will be at school all year to compete in the sprint freestyle events. Backstroker Brian Harvey is also a C.I.A.U. record holder as well as being a capable butter-flyer.


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minutes when inside centre Pcte~Kewan took a bad pass from 172~; opposition tin his twenty-five ya:-d line. A try seemed assured as Per=: racsd almost unopposed toward the Mustangs rryline. But he was tripped up. his momentum car-r>,-ing him over the line. A try should have been given but the ref ruled that it was not a try. Later in the half outside centre, Todd Girdwood intercepted a pass and ran fifty yards for a try. putting the Trojans ahead 6-O when Bryan ‘&The Dog” Tyrrell converted for two points. “The Dog” also made a penalty kick and the first half ended with a 9-O score. In the second half the Mustangs pressed but the Trojan defense allowed only one try. “The Dog” converted another penalty kick and the game ended with the score 12-4. A double win for the Warrior R.F.C. but much work is still needed to be done as both teams looked scrappy at times. The rookies Marty Vink, Murray McCormick and Phil White playing for the Warriors had good games. But it was such rookies as Warren Arbuckle, who tackled so well, and Dan Tout and vet Mark Cranfield, who had to be taken out of the Trojan game due to a dislocated shoulder, all former football players, who impressed those who watched the game. The next Warrior rugby game is on Saturday the 24th at Columbia Field against Queen-s. This promises to be another classic match-un because Waterloo tied with Queen’s last year. So come on out and expect to see’ some exciting rugby. Support your local hooker. not to mention the rest of the team. Sunday, September 11, the Warriors R.F.C. took on an Alumni team made up of such past greats as D. Dyer, Steve Diebert, Derek Humphreys (present coach of rhe Warriors), Ken Brown. M. Rznaud, D. Parrot and some other mean boys. The Alumni were allowed to substitute every twenty minutes Old boys need rest, you know. gut despite such substitutions, the Warriors won the game. To avoid embarrassment on the Alumni* s part the score will not be printed. A good time was had by all, and the usual singsong followed at a barbeque held at Webber’s place.

U.W.‘s Mr. Everything, John Heinbuch, will again be called upon to compete in swimming’s most gruelling events namely, the mile ~ 1000 free and 200 fly while relay specialist Carl Cronin and Dave Wilson will keep LJW in many meets with their experience and desire* A promisin g rookie is Oakville’s Murray White. Murray is very versatile alTd brings a wealth of swimming experieice Po UW. ‘The womer& team is much Ymproved over last season with many first year swimmers adding much needed dep;h to the Athena lineup. Returriing as-s C.I.A.U. finahsts Karen Murphy, Patti Gorazdowska, Leslie Patterson and Karen Stuart. The girls should improve on their sixth place finish .&% this year‘s C.H.A.U.‘s. The iJW diving team will courrt on Canada Games participants and C.I.A.U. medalists Claude Co:-irnier and Steve Brooks ‘to be their big point getters on bvth boards. National level coat h kzarney Tatham will again be back to coach the Warriors and Athena divers. Anyone interested in being on the swimming or diving team should contact Claudia Cronin at the P.A.C. office.


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