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Organisers of the petition to recall president of the federation Shane Roberts u-e confident that this goal will be realized before the end of term. photo by henry jesionka

Shane Roberts may well be the first ever of UW’s student federation presidents to be recalled. The petition to recall Roberts, which started two weeks ago, had 1700 signatures at press time Wednesday night, only 500 short of the number. necessary to replace him. According to the federation bylaws the president can be removed from office if 10 per cent of the membership, or the number that elected him, (whichev,er is greatest) sign a petition to have him recalled. In this case 2,142 dissatisfied constituents are required one more than the -votes cast in Roberts’ favour last February.A statement attached to the petition accuses Roberts of manouvering himself into: . . .student paid positions for approximately four of his seven years on campus.” It also claims that he has not implemented his election platform, and in particular has not taken action on the student housing problem or the education cutbacks. The closing of the chevron without an investigation is a further criticism cited. The organisers are confident that they will have Roberts out before the end of term. The signatufes are averaging over 100 a day, and there is a possibility that Engineering Society A will officially endorse the recall, which. could give it a significant boost.

Fee hike Sptiwns petition A tuition fee increase of% 100 per delegation of four, lead by Doug Antoine, chairperson of the Board rear was announced in the legislaure last week by Harry Parrott, of Entertainment. Antoine was ninister of colleges and univercontacted about the meeting, but ities. was not able to reply to questions The fee increases will take effect due to a lack of time. lext September. In a press release, The decision made at the meet‘arrott argues that tuition fees ing was to launch a petition camlaven’t kept up with the inflation paign against the tuition increase. ate, and that the increases are Allan Golombrek of OFS said in iecessary. an interview “we’re urging all stuThe Ontario Federation of Stuto sign the ents (OFS) held a meeting of its I dents and non-students petition. Some schools have alnembers last Saturday in order to ready started but petition forms teal with the increases. The meetwill be coming.” ng was attended by almost every nember school as well as some Golombek said “IV s pretty much up to the individual councils to put [on-members. pitch on for signatures.” The federation of students sent a the m

The petitions will be presented to Parrott on December 10. Demonstrations were discussed at the conference as a strategy to get more students involved, but OFS still wants to develop a long-term strategy. The sentiment at the conference was-strongly against the tuition fee increase, and OFS is determined not to let the thing slide. Golombrek felt there was “some possibility of using the municipal elections - the petitions are not seen as the end but are seen as one part of a larger strategy.” -peter

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The president, he says, has been Eng Sot president Rob Morrison accused of not keeping students intold the chevron Wednesday that it formed of federation business, and was not-yet clear if the society was he concedes that: “there has been a going to support it. A/decision likely would be made Thursday problem .’ ’ But he claims that the (yesterday), he said. communication between the Students’ Council and students has “We would really like to see been “severely hampered “by the Shane gone,” he said. The society chevron staffs occupation of the is all geared-up to support the peti“publishing space” tion and all that is holding it hack is federation’s (the chevron offices). the uncertainty about what hapApart from criticisms of the free pens after Roberts is gone. chevron and the AIA much of the According to the federation three page statement is used to list bylaws if the sufficient number of signatures is gained by Dec. 29 then what the federation has done under his administration. Roberts must resign and his seat Roberts concludes with a call to must be filled by an election. The seat must be declared vacant 72 students to “Slow-up the recall to hours after the petition is handed give me more time to try and comin. , plete various projects, talk to The problem, however, is that classmates, and confront the there is no stipulation when the petitioners.” One of the main organisers of the election must be held, and Eng Sot pet-ition, English graduate‘ student fears that the Students’ Council may decide to hold it late DeKen Johnston, responded to cember when few people are on Roberts charges in a statement to campus. the free chevron. Morrison said the society wants “An environment ha; been the election mid-January. “We created on this campus,” Johnston don’t want to kick Shane out and said, “whereby people who stand ’ have no say in who replaces him .” in opposition to Roberts’ authority are automatically labelled as According to Glen Murphy, who “communist” and “subversives”. was the engineering representative on the federation’s “chevron Task “The people helping in the recall campaign are involved because Force”, a letter endorsing Roberts’ their sense of justice has been comrecall is ready to be distributed pletely offended by Roberts’ acaround engineering classes .He said it is signed by Morrison and tions.” Johnston said so far over 125 president-elect Peter King. students have been involved in the Murphy said Eng Sot’s aim is to: campaign, and well over 75 per cent “try and build the office of presiof them are’ not connected with dent to the extent that students who either the paper or the AIA. He is want to help other students will run also adamant that the free chevron for it. staff did not start the petition. In an attempt to stop the petition Roberts is trying to use the free Roberts had a statement districhevron as a scapegoat for his lack buted throughout the campus of communication with students, Tuesday. said Johnston pointing to the “bullIt begins in this’ pessimistic vein: seye” and “the real chevron” as “The probability is very high that about the same time classes end I federation attempts at communica.tion. will cease to be your president.” Asked Wednesday’ about the In the statement Roberts draws a prospect of being recalled Roberts link between the organizers of the would make no comment. His petition and the free chevron, and vice-president Dave McLellan indirectly to the Anti-Imperialist “There’s not that Alliance. He claims that the idea of said, however: many foolish people on campus.” impeachment originated from -neil docherty among the free chevron staff. ,

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Kevin Willis won Monday’s byelection for one of the math regular seats, 68-58. But according to Peter Blunder-i, the other candidate in the byelection, the affair is not yet over. Blunden is contesting the legality of the election on the grounds of an “irregularity”.

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Former federation executive rember Franz Klingender was iven a conditional discharge Wedlesday after pleading guilty to a barge of mischief. Klingender admitted throwing a ock through a window into the hevron office early Monday morn1 ng, November 22. The conditions attached to the ischarge, which leaves him withut a criminal record, are: -he must pay the cost of replac-

ing the window ($124,41); - he must resign his seat on student council; ’ -he must stay out of the campus centre for one year. Judge J .R.H. Kirkpatrick said he did not want Klingender to have a criminal record since he was about to graduate with-an honours BA. However, Kirkpatrick stated: “I do not consider throwing rocks through windows a legitimate form of protest .” It had been suggested by his’duty

counsel that Klingender threw the rock as a reaction to some earlier heckling by members of chevron staff. He along with another Arts councillor Don Orth were recalled from council by their constituents two weeks ago’, but federation pres-ident Shane Roberts refused to accept the recall petitions signed by 366 Arts students on the grounds that he had not signed it first, as provided in a bylaw. -tom ..

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The NUS central committee has offered to act as a mediator in the chevron/federation dispute at a meeting on November 25. In a telegram sent to the federation, NUS offered to mediate the dispute on the basis of the following points: 1. Both the federation and the chevron must be willing to negotiate seriously. 2. There would be one mediator, who must be someone chosen by NUS and acceptable to the chevron and to the federation. 3. The mediator will take no more than seven days to try and find a mutually acceptable solution to the dispute. The telegram says “Our concern is that Waterloo students need an continued on page 6

The irregularity stems from an incident involving polling clerk, Johann George. In a statement to the chevron, George said that when a student came to vote at the polling station, he asked George for voting advice. George picked up the ballot; pointed to Willis’ name, and said: “I would vote for him because I think he’s the better man, but I wouldn’t let that influence your decision . ’ ’ Blunden, who was standing at the polling station as his own scrutineer, witnessed the entire event. He immediately reported the incident to John Long, Chief Returning Officer and at 2:20 filed a letter of complaint contesting the election. After the votes were counted, Long decided to reject Blunden’s letter and has decided to submit Willis’ name to Council for ratification. Blunden is presently circulating a petition declaring the election to be invalid, and calling for a new election immediately. So far, he has over 85 signatures from students in the regular math programme. He plans to use the petition as part of a formal presentation to the next council meeting. -heather

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Grads after divorce The Graduate Students Club has asked the Federation of Students to rewrite ‘its bylaws eliminating representation from graduate students on the federation council. The request was made at the November 17 meeting of the Grad Club Board of -Directors. Grad Club president Bob Pajkowski was instructed to write a letter to the federation requesting the bylaw change. Two grad reps, Larry Hannant

Renison Gollege received a bomb threat Thursday Nov. 25 at noon. An anonymous phone caller warned that a bomb would explode somewhere in the college at 2:30 that afternoon. . But although a handful of r’esidents waited outside the buildings in anticipation of the explosion, the threat proved to be a hoax. “It was very exciting,” reported , chief, Renison administrator G. Kaulk. A staff member at the college added that security came and “searched all possible places where a bomb might have been hidden.” Security confirmed that there had been a bomb scare at the college but when further questioned stated: “Our investigations are our own business and no one else’s and therefore we wouldn’t release anything unless it comes- before the courts. That is our policy. ” Asked what might have prompted the threat, one adminisirative near assistant replied: “It’s,getting exam time and papers are due. You must understand that some students will do anything to get out of them.” -shih

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and John Lee, now sit on the 26member federation council, even though grad students do not pay fees to the federation. Graduate students voted to withdraw from the federation in October 2, 1970, but the bylaw which provides for graduate representation on the federation council tias never changed. Bylaw changes must be passed at a general meeting of members of the federation. The Grad Club directors suggested that the amendment be made at the next .Atinual General meeting in March, 1977. The Grad Club directors requested that the federation and the Grad Club each appoint a liaison officer “to co-operate in issues of mutual concern,” reported Pajkowski. Five to six thousand people attended the Warrior Band’s tenth birthday party held last Friday and Saturday night in Pajkowski told the chevron that the gym. Leading the throngs in a round of Au/d Lahg Syne is Commodore &fault the NaCI-y dog himself still he would convey the request in a clutching the remnants of his last mast. Further evidence of the Band’s popularity was the presence-of delegations letter to federation president Shane sent.from as far away as Nova Scotia and Alberta tb attend the reunion. Roberts this week. - photo by jacob arsenault “Representation on the federation council is an anachronism because we contribute nothing by way of finances,” explained Pajkowski. The Warriors band celebrated some of the previous years. In reacIf you have, or are willing-to rent, “Board members felt that it of its foundtion he wrote the following: a blunt musical instrument, and are would be appropriate to bring the the tenth anniversary “Tired, lonely, run down, uning, last weekend, at the Naismith interested in playing at any of the bylaws up to date. - . popular? - if not, ‘you can be Warrior’s games, the Warrior’s “This has been talked about for a classic. jOIN THE WARRiOR’S BAND. band is the group of musical number of years.” Members from the past, numberThe Warrior’s band is always lookmasochists for you. No judgment about the ing about 30, were on hand for the for people willing to commit soContact Mark Hagen at 634-5376 graduate reps on federation council celebration. Past chief centurians . ing cial suicide. If you are a musician or Ken Creech at 743-8708 or just was intended in the request, said in attendance included John Rudy looking for a group with a high mus- join the band at any game. Pajkowski. and Dave Greenberg. ical standard, strict discipline and Remember - the Warrior’s band “That never really came up in One of the past chiefs noted that impeccable appearance - boy, needs you. ” discussion,” he said. the band is smaller than it was in have you got the wrong group. -Christopher dufault The conflict between the chevron and the federation was mentioned in the discussion among the Grad Club directors, reported Pajkowski, but they decided that the conflict “really had nothing to do with Grad students.” and seek adequate Forty five people signed up to the pollution (Dryden is now part of the Reed Roberts declined comment until from the guilty corform an anti-mercury group at a compensation empire.) Some native people have he received the letter from Pajforum on mercury pollution on poration. Tens of thousands of higher levels of mercury in their kowski.Japanese people are irreparably Tuesday night. The forum was atblood than Japanese victims. --iarry hannant tended by 70 people who came to damaged by the mercury poisonRobertson spoke of the see a film and listen to speakers. ing. government’s failure to respond to Their demands for justice were the situation. He accused the proThe Waterloo anti-mercury finally met after years of demonstvincial government of suppressing group is now the fourth such group rations, occupation of the information about mercury polluformed across Ontario. At similar head office and legal tion, of downplaying the imporforums at Trent in Peterborough, at corporation’s battles. Several of its executives tance of the situation and of workMcMaster in Hamilton and at have now been indicted, $85 milling in co-operation with Reed Guelph more than 200 people have ion has been paid in compensation Paper. volunteered to help the native Finally Roberts left brandishing and the legal structure of Japan has The government commissioned people’s cause. A thousand dollars a doorknob which he had apparbeen changed. a number of studies but then. rehas been collected for the defense ently pulled off in the scuffle. The struggle in Ontario is still in fused to release the results. They fund. Gellatly said that the administraits beginning stages. This was made have not, however, done autopsies tion recognizes the jurisdiction of The film “Minamata’s Message clear by Terry Moore and David of possible victims, they have not the federation over the chevron ofto the World” was shown. The Robertson who spoke after the examined the people most confice. Although the dispute conovert message of the film was to film. taminated and they have not done tinues to occupy the attention of demonstrate the horrors. of merMoore outlined the history of an epidemological studies of the fe-deration council and is being concury poisoning and the implicit mercury poisoning in northwestern two affected reserves. sidered by lawyers representing message was that all processes Ontario from 1962 when mercury On the basis of this lack of inforeach side, the administration will which release mercury to the enviwas first dumped into the mation, the government asserts carry out federation requests, he ronment should be stopped. Wabigoon River by Dryden Cbemthat claims of mercury poisoning said. It documented the history of the ical Co. up to the present time when are exaggerated. It has been up to Chevron staffers, who have oc- Japanese people’ s struggles to stop there are still no ‘official’ victims. the native people and other groups cupied the office continuously to do proper research-and bring the since it was first locked following a issue to light. secret federation executive meetReed is now being charged with ing on September 24, remain in it failing to fulfil1 the ministerial orand continue to publish the free ders ordering them to stop dumping chevron. Pandemonium week, conceived The semi-formal, held at Valmercury six years after those orCouncil later overturned the exand staged by Arts, ESS; Science halla Inn, had a $14 admission tab. ders were sent out. Also in 1970, and Math societies as a week of fun Music was provided by a live band, ecutive action locking the office but Dow Chemical in Sarnia was on September 30 suspended publiand frolic ended by wiping out the Chelsea Morning, which cost the charged in another mercury pollucation of the paper for four we<eks Board of Entertainment’s societies $450. Duck -ti 1’Orange tion case but they have not been Societies’ fund. was served as the main course. Apand fired two editors. taken to court yet. The activities for the week in- proximately The chevron began to be pub250 people attended - Robertson claimed that the lished as-the free chevron by chevcluded roller skating, movies, spelthe function. charges were more of a political act Asked about the success of the ron staff’ on October 8, after the ling bee, broomball, slide.-rule conin preparation for possible spring test and a semi-formal. week, ArtsSoc treasurer Doug federation threatened legal action over use of the name. It is paid for The total cqst of the week and Kernohan said “ . . .It was virell elections than a serious indication of action being taken. .by advertising revenues and donasemi-formal was $4400.. The attended, everyone had a good Robertson accused the govemsocieties were given $1300 grant tions. time...“. merit with failure to prevent the polfrom the Board of Entertainment, While presenting a financial Recently the federation began lution and failure to act once they publishing a paper called the Real along with $550 per society from statement on the week, Kern.ohan knew of the mercury pollution. The the fall society subsidy, also from requested that, the report not be inChevron using $3,500 of student government has not forced Reed to the board. cluded in the minutes of the meetfees allocated by federation counprovide compensation, has not The money was given to the ing because it was not for the cil. closed down the English/Wabigoon It is published from the federasocieties October 18th. Last Monboard. Rivers to all fishing, has not done day the Board of Entertainment After subtracting the money tion offices by a paid editor, Bruce adequate studies of mercury made from admission cbsts, and Burton, and a staff comprising, was approached for an additional poisoning and has not monitored among others, the three salaried $300. The rationale behind the re- the federation subsidies, a total of the effluent from Reed. quest is that when the first grant $2 150, the societies will have to pay federation fieldworkers, Phyllis Greg Michalenko, a professor in Burke, Gary Dryden and Doug was made, ESS hadn’t joined the just over $200 each. Man-Environment, spoke about Thompson, and chevron advertisgroup, and therefore hadn’t reThe subsidies given the societies Reed’s expansion plans. Reed ing manager Brenda Wilson. ceived part of the grant. The qoney have left the fall societies fund wants to build a large pulp plant and -henry hess is to be used by ESS to pay part of without any funds. -larry hannant the cost of the semi-formal. -doug hamilton continued on page I4

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fhe key question The -federation finally got the locks on the outer chevron office doors changed when locksmith Dave Clemmer accompanied by supervisor Dave Hedley and a security officer showed up Wednesday morning and did the job. Federation president Shane Roberts and other members of his executive who had accompanied Clemmer on other such errands were absent this time. (The locks on inner office doors were changed twq weeks ago by Clemmer, escorted by Roberts and various other executive and council members .) Hedley confirmed that the request to change locks came from the federation via building coordinator Ed Knorr who, he said, had checked it out with UW vice president for finance and ~operations Bruce Gellatly. A previous attempt to change the locks on Monday turned into a shoving match pitting Roberts and math councillor Bob White against some chevron staff members and students. As a result Clemmer was unable to get close enough to the door to effect the change. Punches were thrown by mathNEWS editor Mike Dillon in the crowded hallway leading to one door, but no fight erupted. Dllring the incident about 50 students heard Roberts demand that chevron staff “get out of student council’s property,” calling them “thieves and pirates.” Several students pointed out that -the office is the property of students, not council, an.d is designated for the production of the student newspaper, the chevron.

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5:30 pm RADIO WATERLOO SPORTb - Hosted by Gary Fick and Ian Hanna, this programme examines campus sports including scores, interviews and informatipn about upcoming events. 6:00 pm RADIO WATERLOO NEWS Produced by Steve McCormick 6:15 pm WHAT’S ENTERTAINMENT A look at entertainment events, as well as reviews of events in the Wednesday December 8 Kitchener-Waterloo area. 5:00 pm THE POLITICS OF PUBLISH9:00 pm CRAWDADDY RAC%0 ING IN CANADA - Paul Audley, executive director of the Independent ’ MAGAZiNE 11 :I45 pm RADIO WATERLOO Publishers Association of Canada talks about the Americanization of NEWS Produced by Steve McCormick the Canadian Publishing Industry.

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3:00 pm PERSPECTIVES - From United Nations Radio, this week’s programme looks at the issue of lsraelioccupied territories in the Middle East. 5:OO pm THE CANADIAN ARMS INDUSTRY - A discussion with Ernie Regehr, author of Making A KillingThe Canadian Arms Industry, about the state of the arms industry in Canada, Canada as an arms exporter and possible alternatives to the arms industry. 6:00 pm RADIO-WATERLOO NEWS 9:00 pm MUSIKANDA - Interviews with, and’ music from some of Canada’s finest musicians form the basis for this programme II:45 pm RADIO WATERLOO NEWS

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5:00 pm OKTOBERKON - From the first Science Fiction Conference to be held- in the Kitchener-Waterloo tirea, sponsored by WATSFIC, a discussion on Science Fiction Movies. 6:00 pm RADIO WATERLOO NEWS Produced bv Dennis Funk 8:00 pm SbUNDS CARIBBEAN -

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Host@ by Bill Farley 9:OO’pm MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS ‘7b - A round-up of municipal election resu Its II:45 pm RADIO WATERLOO NEWS Produced by Dennis Fun6

and interview programme recdrded at the Slaughterhouse, a coffee house in Aberfoyle, Ontario. Today Jack Grunsky is featured. 7:00 pm GREEK STUDENT. PROGRAMME - A programme for the Greek community,’ put together by Denis Stamatis 9:00 pm SEXUAL BEHAVIOR OF PAP10 HAMADRYAS

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Neti technology i9 . The UW student chapter of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering was told Tuesday night that the future .of engineering is in “new technology” as opposed to the present “once-through” technology. Dean of Engineering Wally McLaughlin said that the demand for enginers in the near and far future will be ‘-great.” There~ will never be an oversupply of engineers, he declared, because “we’ve got so much to do.” The use of “once-through” technology1 has contributed toward the depletion of many of our natural resources and the abuse of our natural space said McLaughlin, adding that engineers as a group are being held partially responsible for

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this. Man, however, is a technological animal and will continue to exploit nature for the benefit of mankind, said McLaughlin. But new technology will have to be developed, with-alternate resources being recycled and renewed. McLaughlin, who described himself as an “incurable optimist” said: “Technology got us into this, and technology’ will get us out of \. it.” He maintains that in the long run, “the future looks bright! Within 50 to 100 years, “fusion will solve all our energy problems.” He expressed his concern, however, for “the short-term problems.” According to the latest government estimates, Canada has 13

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Sot newsletter, the Arts Lion, and Small department clubs got a fi$500 for the emergency loan fund in nancial break from the Arts Society an extremely short space of time at council at its regular meeting the November 24 meeting, while November 24. arguing at length over a $10 request ArtSoc council, which had preby the Russian club as part of its viously denied small department funding for a social event. clubs an ‘annual budget, relented “They gave $750 in half ‘a somewhat and passed a motion of‘minute, but they argued for half an fering each department club with less than twenty full members an hour about $10 for blank cassette tapes ,” said Jusenchuk. annual budget of $75 restricted, however, to stationery and office The Russian club executive (president, vice-president and supplies. The council had previously treasurer) stated that they had turned down budgets for depart- ’ asked to borrow the $400 stereo set from the ArtSoc office but were ment clubs in major subject leadturned down on the grounds that it . ing to.an hono,urs degree which had might be scratched. fewer than 20 full major or 40 joint But the club did receive $35 for major students. These clubs were instructed to make specific reits social event from Art Sot. -jules grajower quests for funding of individual events to council. The $75 stationery and office supply budget comes at a time when several small clubs have been hurt by lack of money. U-p until the passing of this motion, the German club had-received no money from ArtSoc according to its president, Sean Clark. Clark said the students in the smaller clubs “are paying members of ArtSoc, ” and “deserve the same attention as the students’ in the larger faculties such as psychology.” Another small club president, Nina Jusenchuk of the Russian club, criticized ArtSoc for allowting an additional $250 for the Art-

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latively low cost. “The advantages of this would be enormous,” said McLaughlin, adding that research and development in this area is being conducted in the U.S., West Germany and Britain. Developments in automotive technology point to stored energy (electrical) cars with non-lead batteries within 10 years, said McLaughlin. Alternatives for gasoline will be butane, propane, hydrogen. Calling solar energy “a passing fad,‘? McLaughlin said that the

pected due to the time-tested combination of wine, cheese, song, and satire planned by the organizers. Any interested reccers who wish to submit material should talk to their class reps. The gala event is to be held Saturda’y December 4th in the Great Hall in Village I, from 7 o’clock on. All Recreation faculty and stu“dents, as well as friends, are welcome to attend. -rob

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feasibility of tidal power is being studied. Concluding his talk, McLaughlin said that as a nation of only 25 million people, Canada “does not have all the\ resources” for research and development. He referred to the Aero project as a case in point. “We’re not rich enough to do big things by ourselves,” he said. “We have to pace ourselves - select those things that have maximum benefit to us, and pirate the rest from the U.S., the Soviet Union and Japan. ” -val

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An important recreation conference is scheduled to occur here at UW the weekend of December 4th. Important authorities who will not be appearing are people like Richard Kraus, Brian StuttonSmith, and particularly Thomas Kando, who will not be’addressing the subject, “the sociological relevence of bean-bags and their relationship to work-play ratio exhibited by children deprived of their daily ration of Wheaties.” However a good turnout is ex-

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years of proven oil reserves. (Saudi Arabia, the major oil-producing and exporting nation, has 58 years of reserves .) With OPEC countries “holding Western nations at ransom” and “exercising blackmail” while dramatically raising oil prices, Canada soon might not be able to import oil, he said. McLaughlin mentioned electrical power through coal as an alternative to oil. The “new. technology” as he envisages it would use fluidized combustion, the pollution-free burning of coal at re-

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Better housing we can afford Improved bus service, safe sidewalks and bike paths Local control and representation through the ward system Fair treatment of students by all social service agencies

More than one hundred UW students joined a rally in support of the chevron last Friday in defiance of a “NO TRESPASSING” notice posted in the chevron offices the day before by federation president Shane Roberts.

The notice declared that the chev& office “is nbt open to anyone but those persons with direct authorization from the president or chairperson of the Board of Publi‘Cations. All other persons are hereby directed to vacate the pre-

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condemned NUS for its lack of action concerning the chevron affair. NUS adooted the CUP statement of princiljles in a conference in Halifax in 1973. The conference was attended by a delegation from Waterloo consisting of Shane Roberts and Andrew Telegdi. When asked to comment on the offer by NUS, Shane Roberts said he had “been considering it with some members of the executive and some council members.” NUS executive member Dan O’Connor said in an interview that the different positions are hardening and that the longer the incident goes on, the more both sides will lose credibility with the students. “Every week that goes by weakens the credibility of the federation” said O’Connor. “Neither the free chevron or. the federation have the support of the majority.” In reference to the chevron’s position of reinstatement and then investigation, O’Connor said “How could NUS implement the chevron’s position? People weren’t, satisfied that that was the most effective way to bring about a solution.” O’Connor also stressed that “NUS’s position is to try to implement the policy.” He felt there was enough common ground for a solution through mediation. “It’s not a judgement process on NUS’s part” concluded O’Connor.

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from page 1 1 independent newspaper and an active, democratic student government.” The telegram was not delivered to the chevron since the chevron’s mail is confiscated. The chevron found out about the tel& gram when they phoned NUS last Monday. A resolution passed at a recent ORCUP (Ontario Regional Cana. dian UniversityPress) conference

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A memo from CC Pub manager Art Ram expresses concern over disappearance of glassware from the Pub and suggests that patrons may be frisked in the future when leaving the Pub. _ The memo, dated Pecember 1, states that the disappearance of glass ware ‘ ‘has reached alarming figures.” The cost of replacement of glassware has soared from $40 in July-August of this year to $382 for the month of November. To curtail the disappearance of glassware, patrons will be asked to open bags and empty pockets when leaving the pub. The memo also warns that prices will rise to cover the cost of replacing glassware.

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mises within 24 hours.” At noon Friday, Roberts’ designated deadline time, more than 70 students crowded into the chevron office in response to a call from the staff to defend the chevron. More than one hundred students attended over a two-hour period. Roberts had stated that he might come to the office, but he did not ,appear . The chevron staff first occupied the office September 25, after the UW Federation of Students executive secretly changed the locks on the chevron doors, and later suspended the newspaper and fired two editorial staff members. Roberts’ eviction notice followed a November 21 Federation Council motion- instructing the president and vice-president to “take those steps necessary for the Federation to enjoy full and unencumbered access to and use of the space and facilities in its offices, especially room 140 of the campus centre” (t,he chevron office). The motion squeaked through on an 8-7 vote after the council speaker broke a tie vote amoung council members. --larry

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is alive More jobs, better quality job descriptions and a better balance of job oftiers amoung junior, ititermediate, and senior students, were some of the requests listed by co-op students on a recent questionaire put out by the Student Advisory Council to the Department of Coordination and Placement. The questionaire was given to approximately 1,800 students who returned to university from their work term in September. It consisted of 17 questions, ranging from evaluation of work term experiences to questions about out-of-town housing lists. Some interesting facts were revealed by the questionaire, for example 75 per cent felt that the department and co-ordinators had dealt with them fairly while 25 per cent felt the co-ordinator visit was not worthwhile. T&e advisory council is trying to improve the co-op programmes and is esp,ecially interested in improving the method of displaying job descriptions and interview schedules. The .co-ordinators have been given the statistical results of the questionaire as well as any personal complaints or praise. The same questiQnaire will be administered to co-op students currently on work term when they return to campus in January.

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Cousteau crwtes~ impact/ at: conference Our impact on the environment and attitudes toward the Earth on which we live were major issues raised by Jacques-Yves. Cousteau in an address at Toronto’s Sheraton Centre on November 24. Cousteau’s talk was the, keynote of the Man Environment Impact , Conference which drew a large number of people including UW students to discuss environmental issues. Nuclear technology “We are challenging destiny and time,” said Cousteau as he began to speak of the oceans and man and the growing need for an awareness of environmental problems. He began by entering upon a concern which is very relevant to Canada and its place in the world -nuclear , energy. s , He stated the uncategorical view that nuclear technology, particularly in relation to the oceans, is totally unacceptable.He went on to state that there was purposeful deceit by industry and government in the disposal of nuclear wastes. From a man of Cousteau’s eminence, and considering his sphere of influence, this is a very serious charge, and one which cannot be taken lightly. Easter Island Cousteau then drew a bold analogy between the Earth’s present state and the history of Easter Island. . He stated that the original inhabitants were Polynesian voyagers who, in their isolation on the island, built a remarkable and powerful culture as witnessed by the huge stone heads which remain on the island to this day. .

Internal pressures, however, induced by the depletion and degradation of the island’s limited resources, culminated in the utter collapse of the culture in 1618. Be-

tween that time and its discovery by the Dutch in 1720 the island’s population fell from 17,000 to a mere 400. Earth, says the captain, is also an

Conference:.astep forward A conference dedicated to the teaching and learning of positive environmental attitudes was held last week at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. Sponsored by five Ontario teacher’s organizations, the conference attracted close to four thousand people to hear speakers such as’: Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau; Garrett Ha&n, author of The Tragedy of the Commons; Maurice Strong, former executive director of the United Nations Environmental Project and now Chairman of the Board of Petro-Canada; and David. Suzuki, the noted British Columbian geneticist and humanist. There were approximately 110 sessions of which, at the very most, a person could attend 10. In addition, the program included a continuous-running film festival, numerous field trips and displays. My major complaint with the conference was that I could n$ attend all the sessions that I wished to. The set-up of the sessions also left very little time for questioning the speakers and initiating any meaningful discussion. This was especially true for the session featuring Garrett Hardin, whose views on carrying capacity and the underdeveloped countries needed some rebuttal. UW was well represented‘ at the conference with one of the featured speakers being Gordon Nelson, dean of the faculty of environmental studies. Nelson spoke on “Man, Renewable Resources and Economic Development in the Arctic”. Man-Environment chairman George Priddle participated in a session on Algonquin Park. Many students from the university were also present. Despite” the inherent contradiction of holding an international conference on education and the environment in the Sheraton Centre Hotel, (you know, the one that casts the nice shadow on Nathan Philips Square), the effort has to be a step in the right direction. It represents the first time that Science teachers, ,Geography teachers, and outdoor educators have gathered together to really look at things from an interdisciplinary perspective. Hopefully, educators will be able to gd,home to their classrooms and use some of the very innovative methods of teaching environmentally to affect some change at the basic levels of education. -john

HAMILTON - Last Friday and Monday were nights of concern over racial attacks at McMaster University. Friday night’s meeting by the McMaster Chinese Students Association (CSA) special committee to investigate racial attacks was chiefly devoted to getting a consensus and confirming reports about the flare up of racial assaults on this campus. About 70 persons attended. Monday’s meeting attracted over 200 concerned persons, approximately 40 per cent of whom were nonChinese. Those attending included Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Police, McMaster administration, the deans of the major faculties, Westdale community representatives, McMaster security personnel, the presidents of eight campus ethnic organizations and McMaster Student Union (MSU) president Thilmore. Regional Police Chief Welch said that they are trying to round up the _ racist assailants, while the McMaster student newspaper, The Silhouette reported that charges are being pressed against two with more charges likely. ~ Friday’s meeting centred around concern for the small organization founded earlier this year after an occasion when many Young Liberals attacked Chinese on campus after a Young Liberal meeting. Chairperson of the special committee to investigate racial’attacks Clement Lam said: “Originally this group was composed of the dean of students and a few others,” but he added, “the consensus was to broaden the scope and participants of this organization.” Lam said, Monday night’s major achievement was that we-agreed to form a permanent body to handle l

this problem on a long term basis.” This committee is charged with the responsibility of sitting down and deciding what action is to be taken. Lam expects to have his report ready by the end of the weekend. He expects his committee to propose long term programs such as cultural exchanges and educational programs. He said: “If we can introduce our culture to Canadians and other groups, then I’m sure they’ll learn we aren’t that much different from themselves .” When CSA president Jack Wong was asked why there wasn’t a spe‘cial grievance raised over campus security’s failure to take appropriate action in the racial attacks two weeks ago, he replied: “That’s a good question. We were trying to avoid it because we feel security

tion to the question of attitudes. He noted that the title, “Man Environment Impact”, seemed to carry a slight misplacement of priorities in that rather than considering our impact on the environment it would be appropriate to consider the impact of the environment on us. We should, in effect, realize our dependence on, rather than our dominance over, the fragile nature of this planet. In concluding, Cousteau stressed the need for a mental revolution in our attitudes toward man’s relation to his environment. “The difference between evolution and revolution is just one ‘r’,” said Cousteau, which expresses well the importance of this revolution in attitudes to the continued cultural evolution of man. -dan -bill

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has learned its lesson now. Re-. cently security has increased its patrols, especially around the drinking areas. ” There are now two bodies at McMaster concerned with racial incidents. The Short Term Action Committee is composed of the dean of students and the Overseas Students Dean. A new long-term committee founded because of these CSA meetings is composed of both administration and students and will meet at least once per month. It will have the long term objectives of improving racial relations. It will promote such things as sending cultural and educational groups to high schools where perhaps many, of the problems originate. -shih

knvironmental issues . But how should this fate be avoided? Cousteau stated two criteria which should be considered in determining the priority of environmental issues. First, we should ask whether the problem threatens the existence of mankind. Secondly, we should ask whether there is irreparable damage done to the environment, such as the extinction of a species. a He illustrated by discussing oil pollution as a low priority issue meeting neither criteria while nuclear pollution, meeting both, should be an issue of high concern.

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Investigative journalism marches ever onward. It was sheer good fortune on my part to get an exclusive interview with a “Cyrano 5000” otherwise known as “01’ bucket of bolts”, by those lovable guys and gals over at Math and Computer. “Well, Cyrano, what’s life like ‘these days?” “buzz, click, Pretty boring, buzz, click, Same old stuff, buzz, click, Non-Euclidean geometry, buzz, click, Space war, yawn.” “Is anything exciting happening in the near future?‘: ’ “buzz, click, Oh let me compute on that, whir, whiz, . , . . . . .” “Well is there something?” “buzz, click, whir, Yes, there are thousands of high school students descending on my consoles in droves to learn more about computers. In particular on December 4th, buzz, click, there will be 210 students on campus attending lec-

case -, tures and toying with my terminals .” “What will they- be learning?” “buzz, click, People will talk to them about foreign languages like TUTOR, FORTRAN, and APL, but I can’t say what they will learn, buzz, click, whir.” “HOW long has

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Save your health I When you appeared on this campus and paid your tuition fees, you were told of all the nifty benefits to which this tidy sum of money entitled you. But one benefit you probably don’t know about is the insurance plan included with Health Services. The insurance plan is set up through Confederation Life Insurance Company by the university. The plan, as explained in a Health Services pamphlet, includes : “-prescription drugs and medicines (including allergy serum and birth control pills); -dental treatment - which is the direct result of an accidental injury to natural teeth and is rendered within six months of the accident; -private duty nursing - if ordered by doctor;

-insurance for foreign students -the same benefits as OHIP during the OHIP three month waiting period only.” The plan is constructed so that after you <pay the first $25 of your bill you will only pay 20 per cent of the remainder with the insurance company footing the other part of the bill. The way you get to use this plan is simple. Just save all receipts and send them to Confederation Life in these handy-dandy little envelopes that you can obtain at Health Services. Coverage for regular students is from initial registration until graduation, with accessibility throughout the calendar year. Co-op students are insured during school and work terms while graduate students are only while registered. -doug

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Joe Student makes his way’through deep snow and wolf infested forests due to a transit cutback that eliminates bus service except for days that start with the letter “Z” in months with less than 78 days. This pit captures Joe on the way to the loans office, about to sell his soul to afford a recent 400 per cent tuition increase. 5


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On a definite four point platform, Tom Raidy, a former University of Waterloo student, hopes to gain a seat on Waterloo City Council on - December 6th. Raidy, who left here with a doctorate, is now pursuing postdoctoral studies in theoreticalphysical chemistry at McMaster. Raidy wants to fight against the pro-development council, and to fight for the reintroduction of better bus service, expanded welfare and daycare services to those in real need, and a ward system. High on his list of priorities is a better deal for students in the city. Raidy feels it is about time such men as Alderman Turnball, one of two councillors to sit on the Waterloo Regional Council, were brought to task for their anti-student position. “It’s a type of racism to keep attacking students” as council’s scapegoats. Raidy used the examples of the recent cutbacks in university bus service and the action-cutting graduate students off from daycare subsidies as evidence of Council’s attack on students. “You can kick students because they don’t vote.” Raidy feels that the Student’s Council hasn’t done enough to promote student concerns tit city hall. He said the federation should have sponsored a number of candidates in both the cities with a hundred dollars or more to each one. ThS: original federation proposal, however, to sponsor one candidate with two or three thousand dollars would not have given the

students a strong voice in city politics, he said. Raidy- admitted that “people would get really pissed off’ if students did take a major role in city pol$ics. He pointed out, however, that they really don’t know how important the students are to the community. Each student brings money into the area and the provincial government provides ‘a $50 grant per student in lieu of tax revenue. Raidy is concerned about the inequitiesin the welfare and’dayc’are programs in tl?e city. He noted that women get welfare, which is heavily subsidised by the regional govemment, as right, while day-care, for which the region only pays 25 percent of costs, is considered a privilege. So the City is willing to keep women on welfare for years rather than give them day-care subsidies. Students should be particularly concerned with the day-care programs of the City Council. He noted that the Council has recently cut graduate students off from daycare subsidies as a cost saving measure. Yet only twelve of the 400 women receiving day-care are St;dents. “City Council is more willing to subsidize the employers than a tioman with a goal,” said Raid y . On the transit issue,-he informed the chevron that Waterloo does pay Kitchener for its bus service and it therefore has a direct say in the amount of servic’e the city gets. Yet it cut back severely on main line service to the university. Raidy’s opinion is: “transit is a service, not a profit making organization.”

Raidy said he will push for a ward system in the City. Under the present system the top eight candidates on a city wide ballot are elected to Council. New candidates with limited funding (Raidy has only $160 in his campaign chest) find it difficult to develop a high public profile throughout the whole of the constituency. As a result, the same old well known faces are elected again and again. Candidates would be elected from a more local constifuency under a ward system, and the electorate would have one candidate directly responsible to its interests. Student intaests would be served in the Universities ward. I Students have so far “refused to vote”. Raidy feels they are “not informed enough” tind are “apathetic”. He wants students to gei out and vote and make themselves heard in the city. .An anti-development stand is one of Rai*dy’s major campaign platforms. He pointed out that the area is growing at a rate of six percent per year, or a doubling of the Ijopulation every twelve years. Development right now is totally irrational in its use of farmland and the environment. We are “damaging the quality of’life.” He would call for a freeze on development, maybe up to six or seven years, and a slowing up of industrial growth. Each one feeds on the other. Using the chii:ken and -egg analogy, Raidy said he wanted “to scramble the egg and kill the chicken.” Eighty-five percent of the land set aside for development for the next fifteen to twenty years is controlled by two companies. Raidy wants to see an end to this kind of monopolistic control. The long.run solutions to these problems are education and grass roots action. “It’s partially education. Everyone has to be made aware of the problems.” Raidy used the examples of the daycare organizations in Toronto and Alderman John Sewell’s relationship to the Treffan Court struggle in Toronto, to point out what grass roots organizations can do when they apply pressure on City Council. Raidy said that his concerns may be “unpopular”, but “I want to talk about some of these things. That is my main reason for tinning .3’

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Candidates show but students. do&it Village I was the scene of a nearly aborted all-candidates meeting of Waterloo aldermanic hopefuls last week. The meeting planned by the federation in the hopes of informing students on the candi-me,’ platforms, drew three students. Others in a meeting of 32 people were media, federation workers, campaign workers and candidates. The meeting. started about half an hour late, at which time it was officially cancelled, by federation field worker Rod Hay. How&r, the canqidates remained to be taped by Radio Waterloo and one of the three students decided to stay and hear tihat had been promised. Fourteen of 18 candidates took the time to come to the university

to answer questions, and they did their best to answer the few questions asked of them. On the question of,public transit Mary Jane Mewhinney said that students should be offered-a complete service, since they were one of the main bus-us&s. John Shortreed (UW engineering professor), referring to the reduction in bus service staied: “I’d have to be all in favour of the cutbacks” since the old service would have required a large subsidy. In a telephone interview Mobday Shortreed explained his stand. He claimed that the old systeni required a $60,000 a year subsidy . while even the adequate 15 minute bus service we have now operates continued

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There’s no need to feel unwanted - 18 candidates in the municipal elections want your vote and in pa.& .years candidates have found votes scarce. * In 1974, the turnout has an apathetic 34 per cent among the general public, and among students a disgraceful 10 per cent. If you are interested in exercising your civic responsibility, it is not too late even though enumeration is finished. Anyone who is at least 18 years old on December 6 (election day), who is a Caqadian citizen or British subject, and was resident in Kitchener or Waterloo anytime between September 7 and October 12, may vote in their city. You will have to swear out a city clerk’s certificate in which you state that you do fulfil1 the above requirements. You can do this at the polling station. Waterloo prefers you do this at the city clerk’s office, to avoid slowing down the election-day traffic. The clerk’s office is in’ the Marsland Centre on Erb St. at Albert. For those resident on campus there will be a polling station in the campus centre. Information on other polling stations can be obtained by calling 885-7240 if you,live in Kitchener, ayd 886-1550 L for Waterloo residents.

Tom Cody Tom Cody, a fourth year planning student at UW, has decided to try and take the student voice to city council by running in the December 6th Kitchener municipal elections. Cody, whose background in municipal affairs comes from working for tw.o summers with the Peace River Regional Planning Commission in Grand Prairie, Alberta, said his primary reason for running is that “‘no other students are running and students are generally disenfranchised in this community.” Another reason he cited was that the salary paid to councillors, which is $6,750, would enable him to live on the money and allow him to devote more time to the job. When asked about what he felt were the issues, Cody said, “Most

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John Shortreed, a civil engineering professor at UW, is running for alderman in the Waterloo municipal elections. He cites his 12-years at the university andhis experience in local government as good qualification for serving in office. Shortreed feels he has a “university perspective” to add to city council. Though he distributed a pamphlet to the engineering societies to publicise his campaign, Shortreed is not relying on the student vote to win. “Only one student in twenty will vote,” he said. Shortreed has not organized a basic political platform because‘, as he sees it, “there are no outstanding issues in this election.” _ The recent transit cutbacks are justified, he feels, because the deleted routes were poorly patronized and it brought the city a saving of sixty thousand dollars. On student housing, Shortreed thinks that the city has always cooperated with the university, and since the shortage only occurs in the fall, “there is nothing much else the city can do.” Also he is not sure it is a matter ,of city responsibility.” On daycare, Shortreed has always felt that if there is real financial need,‘then itmust be provided. But though grad students have little resources-for private daycare, “because they are expecting a good salary and they have training, they can pay for their own.” He thinks that Waterloo has a good record for city government, as the taxes have been kept down and there are few contentious issues in town today. Shortreed is relying on his experience on the municipal planning board and urban renewal committee to win a seat at city hall. Shortreed will keep his post at the university if he wins, as “city council” is only a part-time job.” -jamie

thiers

of the candidates are touting the downtown civic centre and the ward system as the big issues. These are important, but issues like the transit system and day care are being left out .” The problems Cody intends to deal with are transit, housing, day care, and development. Below is an ~ out-line of Cody’s platform: Transit: K-W used to have a gqod bus service but it was hurt by the cut-backs. A solution might be an increased subsidy from the provincial government. Housing: linked to transit because it limits choice due to accessability. Students should be protected from profiteering landlords and people should be urged to open. their doors to student boarders. Day care: This is a topic often overlooked by other candidates, but it is an important issue. Thkre should be action taken to cut through the morass of bureaucracy and eliminate the red tape. Downtown: Too many councillors re@rd things like the Arts Convent@ Centre as the kind of ___ thing we should be doing with the city centre. This is probably because%f the large real-estate lobby on council. “If anybne has a gripe against a developer, regarding for example, the building of unwanted high-rises in a neighbourhood, council would be t_he last place one should go for support.” Cody feels that as councillor one of the most effective things he could do is maintain a constant communications link with the people of the city. Cody feels that his running may not rouse students from their “outright apathy ’ ’ , “but they could fool me, and hopefully they will.” Part of his campaign consists of encouraging students to get out to vote, but he also noted, “the Federation of Students has not been doing their part, I have yet to see a poster, statement, or press release from anyone in the Federation regarding any position in the municipal elections, nor encouraging anyone to vote.” -doug hamilton -nina tymoszewicz

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the free chevron

Each character in this tale is represented by ,a different instrument of the orchestra: the Bird by the Flute, the Duck by the Oboe, the Cat by the Clarinet, the Grandfather by the Bassoon, the Wolf by the three Horns, Peter by the String Quartet, the rifle shots by the Kettle Drum and the Big Drum. Before a performante with the orchestra It Is desirable to show these instruments to the children and to play them the corresponding motives :

The Bird

El pajaro

Cada una de.las personas esta representada por un insfrumento distinto en la orquesta. ll pijaro por la flauta, el pato por el oboe, el gato por el clarinete, el abuelito por el fagote, cl lobo por las tres trompas, Pedro pot el cuarteto de cuerda, 10s tiros de 10s cazadores pot lot timbales y el bombo. Antes de comenzar, cuando la obra se ejecuta con orquesta, es aconsejable mostrar 10s diferentes instrumentos a 10s nin&, haciendoles oir en cada instrument0 1 10s correspondientes motives‘:

The Duck

El pato

Andantino

A Moderato

Andante

The Cat

The Grandfather

The Wolf

El gato

El abuelito

El lobo

LOT all bird, duck, cat, wolf, grandfather andPeter lovers who have bassoons, flutes and an assortment of other instruments lying around their basements, tie have reprinted part of the score of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.

Hundreds of little kids on campus! Children of all ages packed Humanities Theatre last Saturday to see a matinke performance by the Entre-Six dance company, a) veteran roadshow fresh out of Montrkal. The opening half included a loping, rolling duel between two science fiction “Planet of the Apes” monkeys to classical music from “2001”, the Blue Danube waltz. During the intermission many of those children who could hear voices of the onstage “animateOur” in the large hall jumped on their seats and played monkeys. Then we howled like wolves in preparation for a dance dramatization of Sergei Prokofiev’s forty year old classic Peter and the Wolf. Prokofiev composed this musical tale for children so that each character flowed through a different instrument of the orchestra. In the original Russian story, the hunted wolf who terrorizes the

Spanish arts come to UW For approxitiately two and one calf hours on Tuesday night, the Humanities Theatre was trans‘armed into a Little Spain. The Balet Nacionales Festivales de Es3ana performed dance variations -anging from folk dance to ballet. Of the many high- points in the Jrogram, one stood out on its own; hat was the presentation of ‘The rhree Cornered Hat’. Sets and cosumes in the Cubism style were the originals created by Pablo Picasso ‘or the premier showing in the Diaghilev era in 1919. Their colours 3s well as their designs added to the Liveliness of the movement to create an overall picture of the story as it happens in a small town in Andalusia. The two lead roles of this half lour classic were performed by Maria De1 Sol and Mario La Vega. They displayed exceptional pan:omime abilities along with their :echnical skills of the Spanish lance. Keeping with the spirit of the Three Cornered Hat, were Seguidillas de1 Chaleco Blanco’ and ‘Jota de la Dolores’, the closing lumber for the entire program. Both pieces were fast, light and exIberant. These two along with the Hat’ offered a change from the lighly technical flamenco dances spaced throughout the program. To add to the variety of the evenng, a court dance known- as a Pavane’ was presented in the antique costumes. The elegance and lability of the age was projected by :he dancers, primarily in the use of :heir upper body and head. The meti and women of the com3any performed separately several imes, which pr0vide.d the audience with the opportunity to see the great difference in the demands put In the two groups. The men’s dances consisted Jrimarily of rapid,, repetitive, reJounding of the feet off the floor while maintaining the upper body ;till and strong. The women offered i smooth graceful element, per‘orming a variety of turns, kicks md poses, which provided. elegmce at its utmost. Although the steps differed bet,veen men and women and from )ne dance to the next, the dancers lever lost control of the upper )ody. The back and arms formed a Tat surface with the head pivoting In top to give the opportunity fo1 additional expressions of emotion. This upright postilr-e is characterisic of Spanish dance, and gives it .he aristocratic air connected with . .his dance form. At times, the dancers departed

from the Spanish tradition and turned to classical ballet. Their upper bodies were well held as in but the the Spanish movements, legs did not show the strength or turn out usually needed for ballet. The dances, primarily ‘Bolero’, lost the sharpness and accuracy re-’ quired fat a good ballet performance. C%tanettes were an important part of the performance, offering varying rhythms and counterpoint to the stamping of the feet. Along with this per_cussive accompanimerit, a guitarist and singer appeared on stage to perform with the dancers, who also sang and spoke

occasionally. The only flaw was the length of the program. The start was delayed by half an hour due to bad weather, (which prevented the dancers from arriving on time at the theatre) con-sequently, the entire evening seemed longer. Perhaps a shorter program would have helped in keeping the audience’s attention on the virtuostic skills of the dancers. The elaborate costumes of oranges, yellows, reds, blues and browns, the innovative lighting, along with the high level of skill of the dancers combined to produce a most dramatic evening. --windy

toushan-brujas

meadow is captured by the cooperative effort of a boy Peter with a little bird; a duck and a cat-play a part too. All march the wolf triumphantly to the zoo. (The duck quacks from the wolfs stomach.) Entre-six matched these musical characterisations with social images that gave vivid and delightful form to the instruments’ emotional tone. Peter’s Grandfather, the deep woody bassoon, is played by a man and woman together, one on the other’s shoulders - a towering authority figure with a long mophead wig, tottering across the stage after Peter to warn him with a cane to keep the meadow door closed beware of the wolf. The clarinet cat is a cathouse cat - slinky black lace with long cigarette holder, and the little bird is a “bird” woman competing with orange-frogperson-flippered female duck for the pond’s attentions. I particularly enjoyed the zestfully sensuous intercourse between the oboe duck and the man playing the deep and silent pqnd. He was dressed alchemically, in “sea” blue swimtrunks and “sky” white tank top. Part of the time the duck had her legs wrapped around his waist, wriggling ecstatically in and out of the water. They frolicked through several positions while the flute bird hopped about looking for an opening to get in on the fun. The wolf was massed horns. He materialized as an archetypal vampire-in-a-trunk: Count Dracula, opposed by a fine young bourgeois Peter in gay 90’s white straw hat, who was dancing to the violins. Peter and the cat, rope in Count Dracula (who has already mesmerized the duck and swallowed

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Why am I sitting here, wastingmy time at this crummy kiddie matinee? Don’t I have better things to do? Roger Moore can’t act, and Lee Marvin still hasn’t recuperated from “Ship of Fools”. Let’s face it; “Shout at the Devil’? is a shocking waste of celluloid. Call it: “Mediocrity with no redeeming qualities”. It is true that this movie is badly written, poorly acted, unsatisfactorily directed and shoddily edited. It is not true that it had to be this way. There seems to be an almost reluctant resurgence of old-fashioned adventure flicks. Last year we had “The Man Who Would Be King” and “The Wind and the Lion”, both of which were excellent movies in the proverbial spirit of the age when Hollywood churned them out faster than you could keep track of (Actually I thought that “The Wind and the Lion” was the best adventure film of that kind I’d ever seen). Also, both had Sean Connery in them. I don’t mean to imply that Connery is the only actor who can be a

be&t plausible adventure hero, but it’s beginning to seem that way. Good adventure flicks can obviously still be made, so why is “Shout at the Devil” so disappointing? The outline of the story is a comic-book plot about two elephant poachers who become involved ina scheme to plant a bomb on a crippled German battle cruiser in Africa at the onset of World War I. There isn’t really anything wrong with ihat, but there is so much fat that it. confuses the movie. Someone was determined to have a new “thrill” every five minutes or less. On the contrary, the movie is two hours of anticlimax. Every “suspenseful” scene falls flat on its face with some predictable, clichk “Out”. Most repulsive of all is the bloodthirsty “revenge” psychology behind the movie. It is out of place in such an insipid movie as this. If a film today takes the trouble to draw attention to violence, it. can only excuse itself by trying to make some “point”. Far from that, “Shout at the Devil” is just dull. (*) -oscar

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her in his cape, leaving only orange flippers and baseball cap for scavenger birdie and cat.) But in the next and final scene, the hunter is too busy trying to keep his two-person horse together. When Peter struggles in with the escaping Count, the rest of the players are too divided and disor-ganized to help. The Count frees himself, mesmerizes the lot of them, and while the march of triumph plays he rides out in feudal style on top of an enlarged horse which now includes the hunter. -The children ate it up. . Where did this consistent archetypal (i.e. primeval picture) and political symbolism come from?, I asked two of the dancers and choreographer. What symbolism? they asked we just worked out what we were doing as we went along. The afternoon’s performance certainly kept me tingling with a wonderfully fresh development of acrobatic social interplay. But with off-the-cuff humour and erotic grace the dancers also spun an unintentional pattern of culturally recognizable images. If these widely, and it would seem spontaneously appearing, symbols are relatively observerindependent, where do they come from? Is art born from a “collective, absolute, superpersonal unconscious” ? Does it emerge through the operation of “historically determined forces”, conceived by individuals and formed of and in “social practice”? Consciously created musical movement told a story with much for eye and ear, and more. Child’s play has become a fairytale for grown-ups. -ernst

von bezold

an interest

Monday the Board of EntertainThis year the organizer, Curtis ment approved a budget of $150.00 Smith., has been voted the above to hold a beauty contest of sorts. amount only after it was cut from The “Annual Scarlet Snowball $190. When th e orgariizer was conPlant Contest” is an event to be sistently questioned over the witnessed at Renison College. It is amount budgeted, and not charging held during the depressing, an entrance fee, he replied “We monotonous and cold month of want to make this free to all stuFebruary for those who love spring dents. We want all students ta feel and can’t wait for its arrival. able to enter this event even though Last year this contest was open their plants may not be that good.” to all residents of Renison with the Chairman Doug Antoine rejected aim to promote the cultivation of ’ this, though, with a blunt “We plants and the intimate ties that rearen’t in the habit of totally subsidizing an event, and we- don’t want to begin here.” A second review There are four categories which UW students may enter and Re3ur roving reporter, Doug Hamilnisonites may enter twice (on both Ion, teady to take on any task, the college and university level). iurnped into his latest assignment These categories are: “The Most -a review of “Shout at the Devil” Beautiful Plant,” “The Best Nithout even seeing the film. Cared-for Plant, ” “The Most EcHow to describe “Shout at centric Plant” and “The Most the Devil’.‘: Mediocrity with no Beautiful Yellow Chrysanthemum redeeming qualities. Plant’ ’ . This annual event is, of Roger Moore used to be a course, only open to amateur plant I , saint, and Lee Marvin wasn’t in growers, and no doubt these the Great Escape. But my categories will cultivate ,some friends, that’s what everyone’s weird and wonderful imaginations. doing when they see “Shout at The contest gets its name from the Devil”, they can’t let them combining the heat from the colour out the doors fast enough.of scarlet, representing spring and In this celluloid epic (?) set in the earth, with that of the Canadian dark&t Africa, (it should have symbol of winter - the snowball. stayed there) at the turn of the Last year this contest, with mincentury, (not to mention the imal publicity, attracted over 70 turn of stomachs) the two inplants. Free tea and sweets will be trepid heros set out to destroy a served. German battleship hidden Sometimes the events in the somewhere along the coast. Church Colleges actually lead one After seeing things like this I to believe that the inmates are albecome more resolved in my bemost human. This event. is indeed lief that they ain’t making flits one of them. So, for the benefit of like “Riri Tin Tin” any more. beauty, or for a prize, plant now for “May I have this dance a rosy February. (For more inforGinger?” mati contact Kiyohiro “Why, certainly Fred.” Yamamoto at 884-0429, or Linda “Did anyone ever tell you . Wang at 885-0463 or Janice Young that you dance devinely?” at 884-9556 “) -dugg

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Rugby team lost in forest The Waterloo Warriors Rugby Football Club travelled to London to play the O.R.U.‘s Forest City club in a pre-Grey Cup warmup game. A good time was had by all despite the sub-zero weather. The Forest City club played a strong game against a combined Warrior and Trojan team (varsity, junior varsity). At the end of the

game Forest City came with a 16-6 victory.

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The Warriors played an excellent first half. Dave King and Brian ‘Dog’ (Hooker) converted two penalty kicks before the close of the half, to put the Warriors ahead by six points. On the second half the Warriors seemed to relax and the Forest City team took full ad-

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spawn new stars Picked to the stellar squad were midfielder Paul Stevanato, goaltender Marcus Klein, and back Jim Valiant. . Klein allowed only one goal in nine league games and is one of the best goalies in Canada according to coach Ron Cooper.

Stevanto had a fine, consistent season in midfield position -a pasition of strength for the varsity squad. Valiant was an outstanding rookie for the Warriors and has an excellent future ahead of him. The soccer Warriors had an excellent season and are to be congradulated for a fine team effort this season. -chris

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An U~h?PPY customer The Free chevron

Our correspondent *is afflicted with a severe case of confusion on the events of the past ten weeks. Just to refresh his memory: .

staff (Nov.

26176 issue)

states:

First, “We welcome an investigation by students so that the arguments of both sides may be judged”, and second, “We believe that the students of this university should decide in an unfettered, investigation”. These statements are made in direct reference to the chevron-Federation conflict, and are unmitigated “BULLSHIT”, for several factual reasons: First, Free chevron staff representatives appeared before a Student Task Force - DOGMATICALLY DEMANDING that the chevron- be reinstated before any investigation or the chevron would not participate in, or cooperate with the Task Force, nor recognize or accept its findings. WOW! The chevron dogmatically demanded the Task

Force

to conform

to the same arbit-

rary, illegal decision making process that the chevron has consistently condemned the Federation Executive for having perpetuated. Secondly, at the last general meeting the r Free chevron solicited proxy votes for use at the last general meeting in an obvious effort to sway (by shilling) a decision on motions in their

owb favor.

Thus,

the Free chevron

statements their

has by their own

and actions-clearly

indicated

. inconsistent ridiculous, “BULLSHIT” position. I have attended and spoke to council meetings. In this respect, the only statements

made that were printed

by the chevron

were

those derogatory to Council. I have presented many statements also against the Free chevron’s position but these have notably failed to reach print in the Free chevron. Thus, obviously showing their misleading and slanted view of news media reporting. In short, biased and non-objective

“BULLSHIT”. The free chevron has printed very serious charges against the Federation Executive ’ which, in essence, clearly imply diversion if not conversion, of student funds .- WOW ! This, if true, would carry upwards to a 10 year prison term yet the Free chevron, fully realising these are serious issues “in law” that require expertise for decision making, pressure for a student body lacking such ex-

pertise,

to make such decisions.

Obviously the Free chevron cares little that students making such decisions could face serious criminal charges themselves if their decisions were wrong. In ’ reference to Council’s decision concerning an outside committee of investigation the Free chevron stated that the council “should not play around with toys they can’t afford and which don’t fulfil1 the need.” What they fail to’state is that I requested to enquire into a committee formation, did so, and reported directly to Larry Hannant and other free chevron staff the following: That citizens of expertise have clearly indicated a willingness to participate in such an inquiry without pay. It should be pointed out that this information was made known to Larry Hannant and other staff before their staff meeting to determine what would or would not be printed thus I consider this to be deliberate, misleading, slanted “‘BULLSHIT”. I have been informed by various Council members that Larry Hannant has stated he would do everything he could to prevent the Free chevron printing any anti-communist items. In this respect I spoke personally to Larry Hannant and received his confirmation. Therefore, so much for their claim of opergting a free democratic press. (BULLSHIT). Larry

Smylie

Renison

The chevron initially refused to participate in the Task Force because its mandate was to rewrite the chevron bylaws, not to investigate how and why the chevron had been closed. Chevron staff representatives later agreed to participate if the Task Force undertook an investigation before rewriting the bylaws. The Task Force initially rejected this proposal (this was while Roberts was a speaking, but not a voting, member). But this chevron proposal was later taken up by the Task Force. It asked council to reopen the chevron and postpone the October 29 General Meeting in order to conduct a full investigation. In effect, the Task Force recognized the validity of the chevron’s point of view, which demands, simply, that the accused (-the chevron) be released from jail during the trial (by the students). This is the process which our corresponillegal decision, dent calls an “arbitrary, making process”. The chevron staff solicited proxy votes for the Oct. 29 General meeting in the belief that several motions embodied that democratic process. But one motion was ruled invalid by the meeting speaker, and the meeting was adjourned without a vote before other favorable motions could be considered., On the question of “diversion, if not conversion, of student funds”. The chevron prints the facts. For example, the fact is that on Nov. 21 council allocated $3,480 for an interim newspaper, and allocated it a full six days after work on that newspaper had already begun. We ask stu-

dents to decide for themselves not such expenditure

whether

or

is justified.

The heights of absurdity reached by the opponents to a democratic soiution to the conflict is demonstrated in the claim that “students could face serious criminal charges . . .if their decisions were wrong” in an investigation. The solution to this seemingly-immense threat is the one that the chevron staff has been demanding for two months - reinstate the chevron as it was on September 24, and launch an inyestigation by students into how and why it was closed. Who needs these outside “authorities”, whether or not they are paid? This is a student matter. Let the students decide. Only those contemptuous of students’ intelligence’ would call for outside “experts” to intervene. I am completely pissed off at the two-bit wheeler-dealers who abdund in and around the federation who’ve got an elaborate, indirect, complicated and costly “solution” but who consistently refuse to acknowledge a simple, just solution - Reinstate! Investigate ! Finally, on the question of the chevron refusing articles which are racist, iexist, and fascist (anti-communist, anti-people). Personally, I will steadfastly oppose such articles, because they are against the basic interests of the students and because they advocate oppression, exploitation and denial of people’s democratic rights. The chevron is a democratically-run newspaper. My word alone dbes not dictate chevron policy or content. Staff makes the decisions of that kind. The staff is free to conside,r my arguments and analysis on such questions, and free also to reject them. In any case, the issue is not resolved, and should be raised and discussed when the chevron is reinstated. But it is not a debate which influences the demand for a democratic solution to the existing conflict. We say Reinstate! Investigate! --Larry Hannant

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To the staff of the Free Chevron; Best wishes! I hear the campaigns to have Roberts and some of his people recalled from the federation are progressing rapidly. I hope that by Christmas time we will see a restabilized Chevron resuming publication. Everywhere I go on my travels as fieldworker in Ontario’s southwest people are curious aboyt the latest developments there. There is often an initial hesitation about socalled “communists taking over the paper” but I am usually successful in describing how democratically the paper operates. , I’d advise you to remain cautious as you plan your tactics and not to be forced into any situations where Roberts can claim you over-reacted - or “assaulted” him! The federation is on such flimsy turfnow that they will no doubt try desperately to embarass you politically in some trivial way. Anyway, continue your struggle. Many people that I’ve met in the province are watching albeit passively as this situation unfolds. Gordon Graham ORCUP fieldworker

Fed up Having for a long time tried to main&n a relatively neutral position with regards to the Federation of Students, a wait and see what happens attitude, I have finally given up all respect and confidence in that body to represent me as a student of.the University of Waterloo. The federation has not only shown a bratant disregard for the interests of the students which they are supposed to represent, but has in fact acted in a fashion which indicates an attitude of con;empt and disdain towards the students when they have brought their disiatisfaction to the front. This point is easily seen. A short while ago the students from the Faculty of Arts indicated their dissatisfaction with their two council representatives, Franz Klingender and Don Orth, by submitting a petition for their recall. Federation president Shane Roberts disregarded this petition. Later, Franz Klingender was i,mplicated in a malicious, and I might add immature, attack against the students working for the free chevron. To the best of my knowledge both of these persons are still on Students’ Council. Does this not show a lack of respect on the part of the federation for the integrity of the students of the Faculty of Arts, and moreover an outright denial of their right to exercise a sacred democratic practice? Another example. A while ago a general meeting of all students was held to resolve the matter of the closing of the chevron. The students of this campus overwhelmingly voted against the motion submitted by Shane Roberts. The motion proposed by the members of the chevron staff was striken from the agenda on the account of a minor because it technicality. Why ? Precisely seemed imminent that this motion would be passed. The meeting was ‘then stalled until time ran out and the meeting was adjourned. Certainly the minor technicality in the wording of the chevron motion was known beforehand by the federation and could have been brought to the chevron’s attention. If this seems too far-fetched, the motion could have been corrected right at the meeting and subsequently have been v&ed on. Rather than letting the students decide the matter of the chevron dispute, the federation appears to have decided the matter beforehand. That is, our way or not at all, How else but in disgust can one react when one is called on to partake in a democratic process, and then one’s integrity to act \ justly is taken in vain?

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While the students of this university are beset with such pressing problems as fee hikes, government cutbacks, an archaic student loan system and the lack of summer jobs, to name a few, what iS our federation -doing? All I can see is it dragging out a problem of its our making, and in so doing causing discord amongst the students and becoming engrossed in expensive and unnecessary legal actions. Unfortunately we are paying for these federation follies while our real and more immediate concerns are overlooked. I can only feel great admiration ahd respect for the staff of the free chevron who are valiantlyfighting for a just cause, and-utter disgust for the federation for their total neglect and disrespect for the students which they are supposed to serve. Somewhere in the back of my mind there ring the words - You can fool some of the people some of the time but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. Right o’n brother. Peter Metzger

Phone ?-: the feds. I tried to phone you but the operator told me that the number had been disconnected. What to do. Didn’t have the time to walk over just then. I had a good think about the problem, and decided to try for a convenient way out. I phoned the Federation office and asked why the free chevron number had been disconnected. They admitted to having ordered that the wires be cut. I then suggested that they now had the responsibility to’ act as couriers from their own phone to the free chevron office. Surprisingly, the Federation representative agreed. He said he would tell someone at the free chevron office to call me back. I in turn suggested that I should wait on his phone and that the person called from the free chevron office could speak to me immediately. He then agreed to that. Moments later, ,I was able to have my conversation, and everything worked out well. I would like to congratulate the Federation for honouring their responsibilities, and for so kindly offering to act as messenger, and letting us use their phone. Its splendid service indeed, and I’m sure tither people needing to call the free chevron will avail themselves of it. Greg Michalenko

The snar/s Tuesday afternoon, up& hearing that Shane Roberts had distributed a letter giving his position with regards to the recall petitioc, I went up to the federation office and asked Mr. Roberts where I could obtain a copy. I was, to say the least, shbcked when Shane snarled at me and said, “Go look for one!” He then walked into his office and shut the door behind him. Now, I understand that Shane is under a great deal of pressure these days, but I don’t think that there is any excuse for such rude behavior directed ,towards a student who was merely trying to hear Shane’s side-of the story. I also assume that student money was used to pay for the letter, so I think I should be able to get a copy to read, and I would certainly hope that the federation president could offer more assistance than telling me to “Go look for one”. While I was standing there open-mouthed, the secretary behind the desk looked up at me as if she felt sorry for me, and kindly told me where I could find one. Perhaps Shane could take a lesson in manners from the people who work for him. Mike IDeViBlaer


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Recently I have heard about the ‘Chevron Crisis’, and have also heard that the issue hasn’t much of an impact on students. However, it certainly hit home with me, as I spent the last two years becoming a communist organizer in the AIA at the University of Waterloo. All of this is still boiling inside of me and I welcome a chance to write about my experiences as perhaps it may help U of W students to understand what is really at stake with this debate, and to learn from this without having to go through the suffering, uncertainties, and questions that I have. In short, I know that this experience taught me to think, not to run to the usual authorities, or friends or relations, but to look inside myself and to find out what I wanted my life to be like and how that related to my activities and my social relationships. It is tempting to write the memoirs of the last two years, but I will attempt to confine myself to the issues at stake. First of all, one needs to define what the AIA is, what it stands for, and what its members are committed to. Secondly, what the Chevron is, whQse interests it should represent, and what function it should serve. The name, AIA, which stands for the Anti Imperialist Alliance, in itself says much. If we accept the standard Marxist-Leninist definition for imperialism, it would say the following: “If it were necessary to give the briefest possible definition of imperialism we should have to say that imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism. Such a definition would include what is most important, for, on the one hand, finance capital is the bank capital of a few very big monopolist banks, merged with the capital of the monopolist combines of industrialists; and, on the other hand, the division of the world is the transition from a colonial policy which has extended without hindrance to territories unseized by any capitalist power, to a colonial policy of monopolis$c possession of the territory of the world which has been completely divided up. ’ ’ (p. 105) Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism)

Lenin wrote a small book in attempting to define exactly what the essence of imperialism is, and in the quote I have given, we begin to get a clue about this phenomenon the AIA is against. Imperialism is the monster that is stampeding over the peoples of the Third World in particular, and our own country as well. If anyone studies the nature of imperialism clbsely, they would be forced to agree that indeed many atrocities have been committed in the act of civilising the natives, and3 in increasing the wealth of a few. In particular, the AIA are concerned with the situation in Canada, and point out that U. S. imperialism is primarily responsible for our socio-politico-economic ills. For them the solutidn is revolution -bloody if it must be, because after all, as Chairman Mao wisely said, a revolution is not a tea party, but is the serious business of freeing the oppressed peoples from their situation of being tyrannizedby the economic system, etc. Who can deny that?? But then also can we agree that violence is the solution?? Think about it, The members of the AIA are comrniited to the establishment of the Peoples’ Republic of Canada. Laugh or snicker if you ~4111,or perhaps feel a little bit of the revolutionaries’ fervour - in any case, try to put yourselves in their position. Having studied the economic history of Canada, and having seen how the government proudly handed over the reins of the economy to the British, and later U. S. imperialists, you may understand that they might have felt anger at this blatant betrayal, and may want to do something with this information. The AIA tells you about it because they are filled with hatred towards the whole bloody system and they would like to see it collapse under the anger of the people, who incidentally include workers, students, and some progressive in-

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tellectuals ; certainly not bankers, lawyers, shopkeepers, etc., and definitely not the elusive big bourgeoisie who from their remote hideaways pull the strings of government and busines.s in this country. = So the AIA is devoted to, drastic social change, and they want to tell you about it. And they train their members to talk about it and convince ‘you, persuade you; that their solution is historically correct, and therefore the only possible one. In their opinion, the electoral system is useless, any reformism is a non-solution, because they want the ultimate reform - a workers state, or the “dictatorship of the proletariat”, because this is the only class that is capable of ruling justly, and show China as the shining example that this is true. They also claim to be objective - to use scientific socialism as first developed by Karl Marx, as their approach to their analysis of history and the world. But let me caution - since history is devoted to the glorification of the proletariat in their view, you must decide if this is indeed truly scientific and objective. I no longer think it is. I personally think that we are all individuals indefindent of social class, and that it is up to us to exercise our free wills to determine our futures. The idea of United Nations - a unified Earth Federation if you will, appeals to,me because it is a more possible and positive reality than being wiped out by imperialist bombs or wiping out all the rotten imperialists. To me, it should be a unification of people with their minds at$uned to the same solution; the end of hate, greed, conflict, and the possibilities of love and peace. Perhaps this strikes some people as a ridiculous and idealistic future, but I maintain that it is more ridiculous to wipe out a planet with hydrogen and atomic bombs, with little known implications to the universe. I know that I have exckllent company in thinking this way, and that humankind has a long way to go to achieve this end, but is fully capable of doing it. Now, what should the Chevron be, what is it, and what should it function as? These are really simple questions. A student newspaper should reflect the contemporary issues of society, news from othercampuses, and reflect the varied interests of the students, both individually, and by the different groups and organizations that exist on the campus. It should ideally be a forum for discussion and debate, and information. There is nothing difficult except the practice of the ideal, If there is no one interested, there should not be a newspaper; but in our current methods of communication, it is most useful as a source of information on the campus. The real issue though is the time worn question of Freedom of Speech. It is an old philosophical question and applies to everything we are continuously bombarded with.. So who has the right to decide what the content should be? Traditionally the editor of the newspaper has taken the responsibility for it, but in this situation the student government is involved to a high degree. Much of this controversy of course originated during the student presidential elections in January of this year; with all of the slanders, mudslinging, and underhanded tactics, done with the purpose of saving the students from horrible economic probleins associated with increased tuition, decreased grants, etc. To those involved in the campaign, it was a highly intensive period in the short history of this University, and has probably left severe wounds and hurts on. the student president, Shane Roberts. To the group who initiated the slanders against him, he has no mercy, and is ready to close down the student newspaper to prevent the AlA’s collectice and individual voices from denouncing him, the student government, the OFS, the Ontario and Canadian governments, the two superpowers, (U. S. and Soviet Union:, and glorifying China and Albania, and criticizing about any other issues they can dig up and expound their views on. Is this fair? Is this McCarthyism tactics? Or is this doing a fervice for the students of the University of Waterloo? I have no answers for these questions, but have two possible solutions shown to me from my social practice. Either the students

should rally around and show faith in their elected representative . . .or demand that free speech be observed in their paper. In any case, this should be vigorously debated in the paper so that more people can be reached and involved in this question. This is a serious issue to me, as the world’s history would ‘have been changed if Hitler, Mussolini, or Stalin had not been allowed to speak. What do we want to hear? Do we want to hear what is wrong with the world, or do we want to hear what is good in the world and how we can make it better? Do we want to stick out our necks and be ridiculed for our beliefs or stay comfortably asleep while the tempest is slowly building up outside of us? Do we want to respect ourselves or merely tolerate the fact of our existence? I sincerely hope that more of you perhaps may even start to think about this a bit, because that would be a giant leap forward. Now I would like to explain a little more about the AIA. The@ primary motivation is hatred against the system and its upholders, and love for the oppressed people who suffer under its tyranny. Let me pose a philosophical question - does hate and love cancel each other out as negative and positive polarities, or do each become attracted to their respective goals, and exert their influence with nothingness in between? Will love or hate reign supreme as the result of violence? Will we feel free after killing another human being or will we feel grief, shock, and remorse? Would we feel better refusing to commit a hurt against someone rather than attempting to understand them? What does violence do except to beget more and more violence, and what does love do but lead to peace and harmony? I leave you all with these thoughts of mine, and reflective of many people before me, and ask that you read this seriously and look behind what is happening on this campus. I trust that perhaps my articulations may have reached one or two of you, and perhaps you may learn from my knowledge of the AIA’s philosophy and find out where you stand. I extend my apologies to anyone I personally may have hurt during my time as an act’ive AIA member, and ask their forgiveness. Many thanks go to the Chevron staff for printing this letter, and now I close in peace. Patricia

Gilbert

Psi rieibsid

Having read your article on the gentlemen whb took Psi Mind Development Institute to small claims court, I am writing to make public my conflict with the same organization. I signed up and paid the registration fee in early summer but left after the first hour of lectures. I was told that I could not have my refund immediately but that my money would be ‘cheerfully refunded’ through the head office in two weeks. That was five months ago, and despite numerous phone calls, I have still not received my refund. When I have phoned I have been invariably put on hold and passed from one person to another until someone finally says that he will investigate dnd return my call. No one ever has. I would advise anyone to be quite convinced before paying up. As all Psi gr,oupies would acclaim, ‘the mind is a terrible thing to waste’, but so are time and money. Arnold

Boyle

In the Friday, November 26 issue of “The Free Chevron” 9 you published a letter from a Mr. Mike DeVillaer criticizing an article in “The Real Chevron” for its reporting of an incident involving Doug Wahlsten in an article entitled “Student Intercepts Chocolate”. The main criticism was that the article did not fulfil the newspaper’s statement of intent: “(to) avoid taking sides on any issue, but report any happening factually and objectively”. I would be very much interested in reading an article on this subject which Mr. DeVillaer would consider as fulfilling this state-

ment if intent. I suggest you publish article in your next issue. DEG.

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Appeal for peace. Three Chinese students were attacked by some local students a few days ago in Hamilton’s McMaster University. The reason was because of nothing. One of the three was harmed so seriously that he fainted when the security guards arrived. His glass was broken, his calculator disappeared and his books and notes were scattered around the Bus Stop. There were some words from the attackers which left my heart no rest. It was “to check out the Chinks.” Are we the Chinks? Of course absolutely not. On my mind, my people all belong to one of the bravest and hard working races in the world. You will believe me if you see how our people tried their best to keep the invaders out of China during the second World War. And today, we are still standing up too. We can stand against any bad situation. Don’t forget, a large part of the railways in North America were built by the muscle and strength of our’people. If you don’t believe, you can always check it out. How come some people call us “Chinks”? The reason is because of their misunderstandings. People like myself who study in Canada must be careful with everything. Any small mistake will lead to very serious results. For example, fighting or taking away a can of .peanuts from a grocery store without paying the less than one dollar price lead to our immediate deportment by the government. Those who are not international students are too busy to stand against any unreasonable threat. So this gives the attackers a chance to show their heroism. It made me so disappointed when I found out a similar case happened on our campus. It was outside the Campus Centre. I hope nothing like this will ever happen again in the University we all study in. or So, if anyone who is fond of showing their fighting ability to Chinese Students with their unwanted extra strength, I suggest to them that they run around the campus for 10 times, 20 times if they still do not have enough after the first ten. Afterwards, they will surely feel very much better. And then we sure can show the sign of peace with our 2 fingers whomever we meet on the campus. I still will never forget there are many nice and self-respected people in Canada. May God bless you all. - A Chinese

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continued from page 8 at a break-even or sm,all subsidy level. Dorothy Schnarr supported the service as it now exists while Roy Bauman felt that there should be an increase in service for a trial period in order to assess the needs of students. About the only comment concerning the student housing problem came ftiom Marjorie Carroll who felt that University land could be used for a trailer park for studen& if only as a temporary solution. She a&o questioned why the University had not taken advantage of the CMHC loans for housing. Brian Turnbull (along with one other candidate) believed that there was a lack Q: communication between the city counci! and students. They suggested the student council plus staff and faculty get involved and form a committee to allow a great&- student input on local government. Turnbull felt that council members were not one hundred per cent sure what the students’ interests were. Tom Raidy, a former UW student running for alderman dominated the 20 minute meeting. He spoke out for students stressing that spublic transit should be kept up, and even increased. People should be conditioned to ride buses even if deficits result for a time, he felt, since people must prepare for the future now. -randy

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with, the last Tuition fees for university stu- referendum that fall on a possible dents in Ontario will be $100 higher second term fee strike. It initiated next fall, minister of colleges and an educational program describing universities Harry Parrott an- the need for the strike and demandnounced last week. ing: return of the loan ceiling to Reactions from student leaders $600; reduction in the age of independence under OSAP; OSAP for and organizations to the hike vary from acceptance and support to part-time students; and increased avowed opposition. But no one federal aid to universities. OFS pamphlets advocating, the seems to have a clear idea on letter whether the increase can be suc- fee strike and an explanatory from the federation were included cessfully opposed or what form in a pre-registration package sent to such a fight should take. It’s interesting, in this light, to UW students that summer. Stulook back at the last fee hike for dents were urged to pay their fees Ontario students and the reaction it in installments: 60 per cent in the fall, with the remainder held over produced. until winter term to allow for a In 1972 the provincial government announced a tuition rise of strike. The University of Ottawa with$100 accompanied by a raise in the OSAP loan ceiling to $800 from drew from OFS in September, but $600. The changes were part of a encouraged its students to support report claiming students should the strike. The withdrawal was atpay between one third and one half tributed to disillusionment with the cautious stand OFS had taken in the cost of their educations. calling off the September strike. This report, the Wright Report, About 5,000 students at Ottawa gave the first indication of a turning away by the provincial government also signed a petition demanding from the trend of annually raising cancellation of the fee hike. The OFS referendum in October grants and increasing BIU’s. Its rerevealed that 55 per cent of stulease occasioned a- demonstration by 1500 students in Toronto and -dents voting would withold their another one in Ottawa that lasted a second installments and 70 per cent supported OFS’s demands. Turnweek. In June, 1972, the two month-old out for the referendum was a relaOntario Federation of Students tively high 35 per cent. (OFS) held a meeting and came up At UW the turnout was only 15 with the idea of a fee strike to pro- per cent, and only 30 per cent of those were prepared to withhold test the hikes. On June 24, the UW Federation their fees. However 83 per cent exof Students council decided in an pressed support for the demands. extraordinary meeting not to supAn extraordinary general meetport the strike, “for mainly techniing was held in the UW Campus Centre on October 18 to discuss the cal reasons.” Then in July an OFS general cutbacks. About one hundred stumeeting rejected the proposed fee dents attended the meeting. Sugstrike, choosing instead to hold a gestions raised included: occupa-

tion of the computer centre to erase people in the running, in which case tapes so the administration I wouldn’t run. The increase in fees couldn’t tell who had paid fees; en- and the change in the levels of couraging parents to pressure govOSAP - it’s no time for the Federernment; and a mass drop-out by ation to be falling apart or moving those who had paid fees in order to away from certain important isdestroy the university budget. sues.” One unidentified speaker dunned The demonstration at Queen’s the strike because, he said, it would Park fizzled: only about 500 stunot’ help those hardest hit - the dents from all over Ontario turned people who already could not af- up. Despite excuses of cold ford to come. But the chevron re- weather and classes, /the reason ports that due to poor organization was more likely the h.ands off at-. and publicity, the meeting reached titude of most student governno conclusions. merits. Roberts complained about OFS met to discuss the referen“the government’s conspiracy” to dum results on October 21. Any keep power in the hands of the decision on future action was de& wealthy by making higher educalayed until November 25 to allow tion an impossible ideal for the time for deliberation with the govworking class, but the protest ernment. made nearly no impression. It passed motions calling for a OFS then decided to call a onemass central demonstration at day moratorium in early January Queen’s Park on the opening day of when students would boycott clasthe legislature, more campus eduses to attend teach-ins and rallies. cation and recruitment of support The OFS conference on from community groups and labour November 25 decided to call for a during the interim. January fee strike. The vote was It also revealed that the Ontario 8-5-4; UW, represented by Luke government “has apparently made Aujame, Fred Bunting and Shane a profit of three million dollars” Roberts, voted against the strike. from the previous year’s OSAP Because of the lack of unity some members reopened debate that program. The UW student federation evening. But when someone called chose not to support the Queen’s for quorum they found themselves Park rally. “We are not sure how one short, and so OPS was left committed we could be,” rewithout an official policy. marked federation vice-president The OFS executive had made a Dave Robertson, referring to the pitch for unity during the debate by low referendum turnout. It did not offering a compromise: a one support the other motions. month withholding of fees. This At this time federation president, was rejected as tokenism by the Terry Moore resigned and Shane members and the executive was Roberts won the ensuing election. chastised for its lack of leadership. Interviewed during his campaign, Finally an interim executive was Roberts- remarked: “First of all I appointed to- salvage the weekend. would have preferred to see other -A story by Roberts in the De-

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use the timber from 18,000 square miles of Northwestern Ontario which the Ontario government has granted them the rights to. Michalenko felt that 18,000 was granted rather than the 24,000 originally talked about in order to narrowly exclude three native communities but their resource base would still be eliminated. An environmental assesment is being planned for the project but is objected to by the native people because the assesment is only for the mill site, not the 18,000 square miles. In the U.S. such assesments have usually not stopped any projects. The OPIRG people opened the floor to a discussion of action that

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could be taken against the governs ment and Reed. It was suggested that concerned people write letters to newspapersand to MPPs. A boycott of Reed products was proposed. One student suggested that students take copies of Quicksilver and Slow Death home at Christmas to educate their families and local newspapers. As well, a campaign to raise money for the mercury victims’ defense started. Many of the suggestions will be taken up by the mercury support group which was formed at the forum. The first meeting of the group will be co-ordinated by the Waterloo chapter of OPIRG --stu vickars

employing dozens of students on a part-time basis, functioning with some 24 Councillors, and running activities under 7 Boards (see Chpater 1 of the Information Handbook).

The statement continues, with a list of what Roberts considers to be the accomplishments of the Federation executive. These areas were : creative arts, co-op services, education, entertainment, external relations, housing, and Board of Governors.

W-hat does the free chevron have? A dtermined, dedicated staff, and student support. Finally, to strip away Roberts’ last leaf of deception. He asks students to support him because the federation runs smoothly, services are performed, dozens of students employed, and entertainment is available. So when you pass the ice cream stand, folks, say a prayer for Shane Roberts! This final plea only further exposes the bankruptcy of the Roberts administration. If indeed

administration is run well, if ice cream is sold, if a handbook is produced, there is no ground to maintain that Roberts has had a thing to do with any of these “successes”. Why could it not be said that such things function effectively in spite of Shane Roberts, rather than because of Shane Roberts? The notes in Roberts’ swan song are as sour as they were in his executive statement of September 24. Roberts deserves only to hear a rousing chorus of “Goodbye!” from UW students. the chevron staff

ell pullirig “Bell Canada employees saved the company more than a million dollars through an energy conservation program last year.” So begins Bell Canada’s latest propaganda epic “Conserving Energy and $aving Money”, enclosed with your November bill. According to Bell’s propagandists, energy was “conserved” through a set of “controls” on air and water temperature in Bell’s buildings, by improving the operating efficiency of its vehicles, and they also closed the windows and turned off the lights. These ‘.‘cost savings. . .help keep the overall cost of telephone service down”. Now look at your bill for your share of the “savings”. There is no “saving”, of course. Keeping the cost of telephone service “down” means nothing more than keeping the profits of Bell Canada “up”, by, “in Ontario

cember 1 issue of the chevron reports: “One critical matter was that of keeping from the press the day’s highlights. The executive decided to go ahead with the afternoon’s weak stand, and while sending the strike issue back to the- campus councils for a Iinal vote, proceed to plan a strike campaign.” In an open letter to UW president Burt Matthews on January 10, Roberts criticised him for not raising the issue of cutbacks at a meeting of the Committee on University Affairs. He claims Matthews had assured him it would be done, and asks “did it just slip your mind?” More effective were the occupations of awards offices at York, Glendon and Western during that same month. All were to demand the release of OSAP cheques to students who had not paid the second installment of their fees. These were successful. During the regular federation presidential elections at UW that spring no one mentioned the cutbacks. Andy Telegdi won the election over Roberts. Finally, realizing that the fee strike had failed completely, OFS called it off on February 10, 1973. At some institutions such as Carleton students faced expulsion if they did not pay their fees. The overall effect was a one-month withholding of fees -just the compromise OFS’s executive had earlier proposed. And what now? Will the reation to the fee hikes this time around be any stiffer or more unified than in 1972. If it is to be effective it must be; and if students will unite and demand it of their leaders it will be. Jonathan Coles

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alone . . .enough to heat 2000 homes for a year.” Is it fair to ask whose homes Bell has in mind? Let me emphasize, that for Bell’s subscribers, there are no savings. In fact, Bell’s subscribers will have to pay more. A “Notice” also enclosed in the November bill informs telephone customers that “Bell Canada proposes to increase its monthly local residence main telephone rates by 9.5 per cent.” The nerve of some monopolies ! ! Not only does the phone company want more of our money, they tell us where we’re going to get it from - namely that portion of our budgets allotted for heat and fuel: How long will it be before they suggest that we eat less too? Bell Canada’s callous disregard for the welfare of the people must not go unchallenged. Subscribers are invited to “inspect” Bell’s application for rate increases and to submit “clear and concise

statement(s) of the relevant facts” to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), and even to “appear at a hearing” to express their views. There’s a catch here, though, since the application stays in the Bell Canada business office. And you’ve only got until next January 15 so get on down to the Bell office , right away. Of course, Bell Canada has been listening to opponents of its frequent rate increases for years and knows what to expect. If you really think.you have some new “relevant facts” to offer, by all means let the CRTC know about them. But remember that Bell has more lawyers than you have long.distance relatives and they know their combines and monopolies law inside out -after all, they wrote it. It’s also very likely that you’ll require the services of a lawyer yourself if you choose to appear before the CRTC. Wouldn’t it be cheaper and more effective to simply refuse to pay the increase? Why does Bell Canada want more money? To “keep the cost of telephone service down”? Why is “energy conser ation” so important to Bell? So that it can provide “enough energy to heat 2000 homes for a year?” Where is the justification for this outrage? In your November bill? Bell Canada’s motive is nothing more nor less than to squeeze as much profit out of its customers as it possibly can. That’s all there is to it. Don’t be conned, don’t go along with it and above all DON’T PAY! --r.j. bell


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swan song hit the UW campus Tuesday, containing a plea to “slow-up( me more time to try to complete various projects . ...” For one paragraph Roberts’ statement might elicit students’ compassion. But it becomes immediately obvious that beneath the appeal for sympathy is the clear message that one project he still wants desperately to complete is the destruction of the chevron. And his plea also quickly reveals itselfto be a bid to halt the recall campaign completely. Roberts sets out to do this by using his time-worn method of indiscriminately labelling everything and everyone as Anti-Imperialist Alliance, and refusing to provide evidence for his charges. By diverting debate from his action, andinaction, onto the alleged crimes or faults of the chevron and the AIA, Roberts skirts the issue of w@y he is being recalled. Time and time again throughout the past ten weeks the chevron has demanded that Roberts back up his charges with facts. The chevron reserved an entire page of the October 15 issue for his views. Roberts submitted nothing. He was invited to a mass meeting held October 17 to provide reasons for the summary suspension of the chevron and the firing of two paid staff members. Roberts didn’t show up. That refusal to explain actions occurs daily. His method to sweep aside the issues has four aspects: 1. Damn as AIA members everyone who resists his arbitrary actions. 2. Blame those who are organizing students against petty bureaucrats and political’ tyrants inside the Federation for the problems caused by those very bureaucrats and political tyrants. 3. Rely on falsehoods, not truth. 4. Take personal credit for every administrative function of the federation. Let’s examine how this is evident in Roberts’ recent statement. In the second paragraph he directly equates the Recall Roberts committee with, first, the chevron staff, and next, with the AIA. We would like to wipe away some of the confusion created by his statement. For example, who is in the recall committee, and what are their concerns? Mark Wills, one of the initiators of the Recall Roberts campaign, led the earlier campaign to recall Arts councillors Franz Klingender and Don Orth. This could be the petitions which Roberts says were “floating around among the free chevron staff’ prior to Roberts’ recall. Roberts should remember those petitions well. They were the petitions signed by 366 Arts students, the petitions rejected by Roberts on a technicality. Another leader of the recall campaign, Gerry Rowe, listed in a November 19 chevron article a number of reasons for dissatisfaction with Roberts; the chevron issue is only one of many reasons. Ken Johnston is another recall leader. All are members of the chevron staff. But each one made his first contribution to the chevron on October 8, after Roberts had attacked the chevron. They came forward to resist*Roberts’ anti-democratic action, as did, and still do, many of the active chevron staff and recall workers. At least 125 students have joined the recall campaign, most of whom are not members of the chevron staff. Roberts simply cannot admit the obvious -that his recall is the work of a mass movement of UW students. Roberts chases his words cunningly to create two deceptions: that the recall committee, the chevron staff and the AIA are synonymous, but that the chevron staff and the free chevron staff are distinct. He inserts quotation marks around the name free chevron to cast doubt on its legitimacy. In fact, the free chevron is comprised of most of the chevron staff as it was on September 24 when the paper was first closed, plus new fighters who have joined the free chevron. Still within the second paragraph of his plea, Roberts claims that “one month before the recall petitions appeared (November fifteen) ‘impeachment’ was an item on the agenda of a free chevron meeting.” The fact is that the question of recalling Roberts did not come onto the agenda of a chevron meeting until November 17. Prior to that, discussion had occurred on the necessity of removing Roberts in order for the chevron staff to win the just, democratic demand of reinstatement then investigation of the chevron. But that position was still held only by a few individuals among the chevron staff. However, in the course of their fight, larger and larger numbers of chevron staff came to the conclusion that the only way to achieve their desire for a democratic, student-funded newspaper, as well as to solve other critical problems facing UW students, was to recall Roberts. On November 17 the recall committee made a presentation to the chevron staff, and staff agreed to endorse the campaign with an editorial, which appeared in the free chevron November 19. Another of Roberts’ tactics to avoid discussing the reasons why he is being recalled is to bend opposition to his personal rule over the Federation of Students into opposition to the Federation of Students itself. That is, if the message is not flattering, blame the messenger. Consider paragraph ten in his statement. Roberts uses the all-inclusive word “Federation” to claim that the free chevron blackens the names of ordinary students who have, or will have, anything to do with the’federation. This is outright deceit. Anyone who reads the chevron knows that criticism is directed specifically at an individual like Roberts (who is not a student), the federation executive, or council, whichever person or group is held respopsible. Roberts would have students. believe that documentation of his corruption as a parasite on students blackens the name of all students involved in the Federation. But by his twisted logic the corruption itself does not cast aspersion ‘on students and the Federation. Roberts asserts that it is not damning to the Federation when Shane Roberts, as Chairperson of the Boards of Education and External Relations, describes the terms of reference of a job, then is hired at a full-time salary to that job, or when Roberts, sitting on a Federation hiring committee, is hired as a researcher in the Board of Education, bf which he is chairperson. (See the free chevron, October 15, 1976) But it blackens the names of all students involved in the Federation now or in the future for the chevron to expose and condemn that corruption. Open falsehoods also contribute to Roberts’ statement. Paragraphs seven and eight complain that the Federation has been hampered in informing students about campus events, especially Federation activities, because of the chevron’s determined stand of resistance. What, then, has been the purpose of the Federation council spending thousands of dollars for The Other Voice, Bullseye and the “Real Chevron”? These rags have directly served Roberts’ goals in the most slavish fashion. When fun and games - spiced with a little dab of political attack on AIA and the chevron - was required, Bullseye was set up by the Federation executive (and only later ratified by council). When wild anti-communism and personal slander was required - for example, immediately before the October 29 General Meeting, to terrify students into voting with Roberts - Bullseye No. 3 was written. Now the Federation executive has the “Real Chevron”. Possessed of a lavish budget from Federeration of Students unallocated funds, the contributions of several fieldworkers paid by the Federation of Students, the chevron’s cameras, and the Federation’s still has not been good name (to steal ads from the free chevron), the “Real Chevron” able “to keep the campus informed,” Roberts complains. Yet the free chevron, denied even a cent of funding by the Federation executive, without phones, cameras or dark-room facilities, subject to constant harassment, occupying its office 24-hours a day, and starting from scratch with ad sales and contributions from supporters, has been so effective at keeping the campus informed about the nefarious activities of the Federation executive that Roberts and his crew have resorted to refusing to speak to free chevron reporters. continued on page 14

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Tuesday, fgderation President Shane Roberts made a public bid to halt the petition for his recall by issuing a mass-distributed statement. The chevron reprints verbatim a section of that statement which gives his view on the recall petition. Opposite is a rep/y from the chevron.

The probability is very high that about the same time classes end, 1 will cease to be your president. A “recall” petition is being circu-

lated that presently has over half the total required number of signatures (2,200) to remove me from office. This is a number equal to the votes cast in my favour in last February’s elections. As the by-laws specify, 72 hours after the 2,200 signatures are submitted to the Federation, my, term will end, instead of lasting until March 1, 1977. A statement distributed at the recall petition tables “Who is Working to Recall Roberts’%asserts that “a group of concerned students” with “no affiliations with any political group on campus” is doing this. Just coincidentally one month before the recall petitions appeared (November fifteen) “impeachment” was an item on the agenda of a ‘Free Chevron’ meeting. No later than the first week of November, draft petitions were floating around among ‘Free Chevron’ staff. The staff of the ‘Free Chevron’ does seem to be drawn from a cross-section of the faculties on campus, but their leadership remains the same as that of the Chevron which the Students’ Council closed down by a vote of 19 to 2, namely Henry Hess and AIA prominents Larry Hannant and Neil Docherty. On one hand the ‘Free Chevron’ has tried, unfortunately, to obscure issues. -On the other hand, it has touched upon valid concerns but skirted realistic discussion of solutions. This, however, is consistent with the roots of the leadership of the ‘Free Chevran’ . In response to the problem of “cutbacks”, the AIA (Anti Imperialist Alliance) has been using the cue cards drafted by the Communist Party of Canada-Marxist Leninist, and touting the slogan “Make the Rich Pay”. We also have the economics of Prof. Wahlsten of the Psychology Department: ‘the University should stop making its interest payments on student residence mortgages and wait for the army and police to throw the students out’. I suppose next, Prof. Wahlsten and the ‘free chevrics’ will alert the proletariat at Uniroyal and Budd Automotive and lead them on to smash the fascist monopoly capitalists - in between mid-terms and recalling ‘puppets’ elected by the student body. One thing that the “bread” movement of students (and non-students) has accused me

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of is failing to keep students informed of what ‘is goiprg on in the Federation. I agree that there has been a severe problem. A great deal of time and effort was expended in the summer to produce-the Federation Information Handbook. I don’t know how much time you may have spent reading it, or how many times you have referred to it. It was put together with the hope that what information it didn’t contain, it would at least indicate where you might find what you want. When Students’ Council shut down the Chevron at the end of September, we did not anticipate the occupation of the publishing space. Without the use of our facilities, the Federation has been severely hampered in trying to keep the campus informed, especially of its own activities. By taking over the Federation’s publishing offices in the Campus Centre, not only have the self-appointed ‘free chevrics’ denied practical use of the facilities to the. Federation, but they have been able to use it for their own purposes, among these, discrediting those of us who beat them at the ballot box during the elections. We have been pursuing regaining control of the space through “proper channels” and legal means, but these are slow and expensive. Our attempts at exercising our rights over Federation property, as is all Board of Publications/Chevron equipment, have resulted in threatened and actual violence beingused against Students’ Council members and officers. Part of the ‘Free Chevron’s’ approach to dealing with the Federation seems to be to discredit it and those students who have been involved in it. By accusations of corruption and inaction, they want to blacken the names of students that now, and in the future (say, during the upcoming elections?) represent opposition to their plans. This is the by now classic approach of the AIA in dealing with critics. Following is a sketch of things that we have been doing. My exact role in relation to each of these varies, as does that of the relevant exe.cutive member. Behind each item there is not only a history or research and debate, but also administrative back-up activities. Think this is double-talk or exaggeration? Well, bear in mind that the Federation is maintaining 9 on-going consumer services, continued on page 14

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A newspaper. recognized and supported by the Canadian University Press (CUP), the free chevron is typeset by members of dumont press graphix and published by the staff and friends of the old chevron. Content is the sole responsibility of the free chevron staff. Offices are located in the campus centre, room 140; (519) 885-1660 or &t. 233l.r They have enough doorknobs upstairs, I don’t know why they took one of ours. However, our doors are still open, and the following crew came by to put out the free (and very real) chevron that you so anxiously await every Friday morning: henry hess, saiah (give us a lift) bachir, roscoe bell, peter (contending) biunden, rob tayior, mike deviiiaer, vai moghadam, iinda hess, iisa (special thanks t.c and d.c) kwas, david (let me out) carter, tom (in the running) cody, rick degrass, phi1 (94.1) rogers, dianne chapitis, Charlotte von bezold, errist von bezold, john macnair(who was forgotten last week), scott barron, donna rogers, gerrard kimmons, doug (a laugh a minute) hamilton, jamie thiers, shih k’iang-ti, heather (just plain hr please) robertson, marina taitt, Oscar (* * for your graphic) nierstrasz, neii docherty, stu vickers, mike hazeii, juies (the orator) grajower, randy and Sylvia hannigan, beveriy blaney-jackson, alex (that head won’t fit!) beamish, randy (graphics) barkman, ney, arrivals henry jesionka and randy beaulieu, iarry (bet you thought we’d forgotten again!) hannant. Special thanks to all who came to our high noon rally on friday, to the turnkeys, to the impeachment squad; and above all to dumont pressed graphix for their patience; j.c. P.S. Good-bye Mr. Roberts.


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The Laurentian University Voyageurs scored a relatively easy 85-71 victory over the University of Waterloo Warriors in the final match of the Naismith Classic in the PAC Saturday night. In fact, Laurentian made the entire tournament look pretty easy by downing the WLU Hawks 92-66 Friday night, and Calgary 76-66 Saturday afternoon before meeting the Warriors. Laurentian, who made it to the Nationals last year and who lost very few players from that team, were destined to be strong this year. Supplementing that team, and adding needed depth, are Varouj Gurunlian and Steve Pettifer. Gurunlian and teammate Henry Blumenfeld followed Laurentian’s new coach Richie Spears to Sudbury from Dawson College in Montreal. Gurunlian, a guard, scored 55 points in the tournament, including 21 against the Warriors, and, in general, was able to control the game whenever he was on the floor. Graced with great hands, he was responsible for many turnovers, in addition to 14 rebounds. Pettifer, also a transfer, came to Laurentian from the West where he is a former CWUAA scoring champion. It was, however, Reni Dolcetti, with 36 rebounds (10 against UW), who did most of the damage. In only his second academic year, the 6’ 8” center was named - and justifiably so - the MVP for the tournament. The Warriors put their game together twice during the tournament. In their first game on Friday night they put down the University of Alberta Golden Bears by the score of 80-61. The score was not indicative of the play; Waterloo could have won by 30 points instead of 19. It was an unusual game in that the clocks, in some technical fait accompli, ended the first half of the game after only 14 or 15 minutq of play. This, in part; accounted for the low 28-24 half-time lead the Warriors held. They widened the margin in the second half to 70-48 before coasting in with the win+. Instrumental in their victory was certainly the second-half play of Bob Yuhatz and Trevor Briggs, but more significantly the victory rested on the combined efforts of the defence which was able to cut off the Alberta scoring.

The Warriors, on Saturday afternoon, met St. Francis Xavier and defeated the X-men 90-85. Top scorer for Waterloo was Seymour Hadwen with 21. Lou Nelson had 20 while Mike Visser and Trevor Briggs scored 15 each. Gill Green pumped in 33 for the X-men. From the Warriors point of view there were 3 crucial elements in the final game against Laurentian. The first and most crucial was their inability to .penetrate the Vopageur’s defence. The second was the failure of their outside shooting. These

In the consolation final Mat narrowly edged the Golden Bears from Alberta by the score of 71-70. Mat _ gained the victory by virtue of a David Roser 20-footer with 25 seconds left in the game. To date I have witnessed the play of 7 of the alleged 10 best teams in the nation. Of these 7 I would reckon it to be a toss-up between Manitoba and Laurentian for the top spot. One would like to imagine that Dolcetti and possibly Pettifer could handle the board’s and the scoring, while Gurunlian controlled everything else. One would like to imagine it, if it were not, if fact, for the-presence of Martin Riley. It’s almost irrational to believe anything could stop Martin Riley this year, but if anyone does it may well be Laurentian. Next, I would place the Warriors. They have the potential to play with and beat either Manitoba or Laurentian but they have to play their game -and they have to play it for longer than 10 minutes. Following the Warriors comes a clump of four, Carleton, McMaster, St. Francis and Alberta. All are excellent teams, quite capable, as Carleton has demonstrated, of beating Waterloo. No doubt Mat will do the the same at least once this year. There are, however, a lot of unknowns in this year’s college basketball. In the east Acadia and St. Mary’s are again strong, and a surprise might come from UPEI. McGill is busy building itself a reputation in the strong Quebec leagues while Ontario is never easy to predict. And about all one can say about the west is that it is the traditional home of the champions. -jacob

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two combined proved disastrous. The third factor was the weakness of the Warrior guards. They lack the generalship necessary to control their team, and they lack the scoring power. These weaknesses become all too evident in games against a team like Laurentian which is so well balanced and can hurt you from the outside and from inside equally as well.

Briggs retires U of W basketball fans, thinking back to the CIAU championship game of 1974-75, wilJ most likely remember the last instant in that game, when number 21, 6’5” Trevor Briggs swished a corner shot clinch the game for the Warriors by one point. This week Trevor Briggs announced his retirement from university basketball, citing as his reason too much schoolwork. Briggs was elected co-captain of the team this year and was starting center. This would have been his fourth year with the Warriors and his fifth year of university basketball. He also played for one year at

Concordia, then Loyola in Mont:eal. Briggs’ presence will be sorely missed by Waterloo fans and players alike. On the court he added stability to the Warrior fprwards. His outside shot and shooting range are excellent, and he is an w ********************************************** aggressive player on the boards. Trevor has a long list of honours attached to his name. In almost every tournament he has been nominated as an all star. Last year he was an OUAA All Star and given The Australian National Baskethonourable mention as an All ball Team will be in Waterloo toCanadian. night. Fans will remember the good Finding a talented, experienced showing of the Aussies in the player of his calibre will be no easy Montreal Olympics. This will be a task. . game you won’t want to miss. Game time is 9:00 pm. McMaster University won the OUAA Waterpolo Championship for the eighth straight year when they defeated the University of ToAthenas vs Hockey Warriors ronto 8-6 in- the championship Queens vs Guelph game. Dec. 4 2:00 p.m. Friday Dec. 3 The University of Western OnToronto Dec. 8 tario took third position in the

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Mens & Womens Volleyball vs Queens Fri. Dec. 3

championship when they defeated Queens 1 l-6. The York Yoemen of the eastern division reniain the only undefeated team in the OUAA hockey league. The Yoemen and U of T Blues tied last week 4-4. In the west the Warriors are one point behind the first place Guelph !Gryphons, with a game in hand. In the only pre-Christmas game in the Western OUAA Basketball division the Guelph Gryphons defeated the University of Western 69-63. The game was played on Friday Nov. 26 ih London.

The Athletic Advisory Board at a recent meeting endorsed a proposal suggesting that a room in the PA,C be put aside for a Letterman’s club. Before the room is granted the dean will also have to ratify the proposal. Eric Brubacher, the Captain of the Hockey Warriors will be lost to the team for the remainder of the year. Brubacher injured his knee in the Warriors game against Cornell University last Sunday, November 28. Rookie defenseman Chris Chapel1 is also out of commission with torn ligaments.


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