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Vol. 18 
No. 23 
March 13, 1980 

Pros & Cons 

Laurentian's Student Newspaper 


by Gary McCombs 

You may have heard about 
or even participated in the 
SGA/AEF occupation of the 
eleventh floor of the library 
tower on March 6. This article is 
an explanation of why it 
occurred and what we hoped to 
gain by doing it. 

On Tuesday, February 26, 
both the SGA and AEF coun- 
cils, as well as representatives 
from ALPS, attended a joint 
Board of Governors execu- 
tive/finance committee mee- 
ting. Both President Best and 
the student organizations 
brought forward proposals. 

President Best brought for- 
ward two proposals: a) an 
increase of tuition fees by 
. 13.8% for 1980-81 and, b) that 
part-time students pay the same 
as full-time students in terms of 
cost per course. 

The student organizations 
asked the joint committee not to 
implement the tuition fee in- 
creases, to lobby the provincial 
government for increased 

OSAP, to approve the second 
of President Best's two pro- 
posals, not to implement auto- 
nomous fees and to give stu- 
dents voting representation on 
the Board of Governors. 

Most of the committee mem- 
bers seemed to sympathize with 
us but felt that they had to 
implement major increases in 
tuition fees. Otherwise, the 
provincial government would 
accuse them of "crying wolf" in 
terms of their past statements 
that the university needed in- 
creased resources. They ended 
up passing the proposal that 
part-time students pay the same 
as full-time students, as well as 
promising that they would 
look into voting representation 
on the Board of Governors. 
They also passed a 7.5% 
increase in tuition fees pending 
further discussion on an even 
higher increase. 

It was this meeting that 
seemed to crystallize the feeling 
in both SGA and AEF council 
members that an occupation 


TORONTO [CUP] ~ Thou- 
sands of Ontario students will 
gather at the steps of the 
provincial legislature March 27 
to protest education cutbacks 
and recent tuition fee increases. 

The decision to hold the 
mass rally was taken at a 
meeting of the Ontario Federa- 
tion of Students (OFS) Feb. 29 
after an "unfruitful discussion" 
with colleges and universities 
minister Bette Stephenson. 

"It's time we stopped behav- 
ing like snails and started 
behaving like student leaders," 
said OFS executive member 
Kirk Falconer. 

His statements were echoed 
by OFS chairperson-elect Karen 
Debinsky, who said the rally 
will be "a demo with brains." 

University of Toronto stu- 
dent president David Jones 
called the Ontario Govern- 

ment's decision to hike fees up 
to 17.5 per cent next year, "one 
of the most irresponsible of the 
last decade." Jones said educa- 
tion critics from the Liberal and 
New Democratic parties sup- 
port the rally. 

OFS also decided to encou- 
rage those schools who could to 
embark on a tuition strike in 
September and urged other 
schools to prepare for a fee 
strike in January across On- 

Although there was opposi- 
tion to a rally from a few 
campuses, the motion to go 
ahead was passed overwhel- 
mingly. Warned York Univer- 
sity student president Keith 
Smockum, "If you lose the 
people you've got now (fighting 
the fee increase) you've lost 
them for next year." 

was needed to inform the public 
of the consistent underfunding 
I-. of,pqst-sepondary, education by 
the provincial government and 
to ask our university for 
leadership in not implementing 
tuition fee increases, as well as 
responding to our call for 
voting representation on the 
Board of Governors. 

In subsequent meetings, it 
was decided to hold a joint 
SGA/AEF occupation of the 
eleventh floor of the library 
tower. It was also decided to 
hold both elevators, but on the 
day of the occupation, Thurs- 
day, March 6, that decision was 
changed to include only one 

On the day of the occupa- 
tion, we held general meetings 
beforehand. Several students 
other than councillors decided 
to join us. 

After the takeover, we draf- 
ted a press release slating that: 
a) we are opposed to any tuition 
fee increase; b) we consider the 
present u.".Jerfunding policy of 
the provincial government di- 
sastrous to both post-secondary 
education and the community at 
large; c) we view the 7.5% 
mandatory fee increase as un- 
just and discriminating against 
those students who cannot 
afford it; d) we believe the 
OSAP program to be far from 
adequate and call for a tho- 
rough review of it, as promised 
by former education minister 
Harry Parrot in 1977; e) we 
should have voting representa- 
tion on the Board of Governors; 
and we demand that the 
university provide a letter of 
intent responding lo our state- 


Late in the evening. Presi- 
dent Best retiu-ned from out-of- 
town and did provide a letter of 
intent. He stated that he 
supported us in our opposition 
to tuition fee increases and in 
our call for voting representa- 
tion on the Board of Governors. 
After receiving this letterr-all 
those present decided to end the 
occupation of the eleventh floor 
of the library tower. 

Some good things have come 
from this occupation. Due to 
media coverage and other 
means, the public has become a 
little more informed. The pro- 
vincial government is receiving 
the same message from across 
the province against the tuition 
fee increases. The university 
administration gave us some 
"solid" support. In particular, 

Mr. Turner donated coffee and 
doughnuts to the occupants, 
Mr. Stone announced to the 
media his support. President 
Best supported us in his letter of 
intent and many others in 
administration expressed their 
support and sympathy. 

There were some bad tilings 
happening in the occupation as 
well. We alienated some stu- 
dents who might have suppor- 
ted us. We were not always as 
clear in focus and in agreement 
on some situations where we 
might have been. 

In conclusion, 1 think thai 
we would all like lo thank those 
that were involved, those that 
asked questions, those that 
listened to our answers and 
those that expressed opinions 
on what we were trying to 


On March 6, 1980, Dr. Henry Best presented 
students of Laurentian University with a letter 
stating the following: 

"a) I am prepared to support the principle of 
voting student representation on the Board of 

"b) I feel the 7.5% tuition increase is already 
too high for students and the implementation of 
an autonomous 10% fee increase (in whole or in 
part) could well make the circumstances for 
some students intolerable. 

"c) I shall continue to pressure the Ministry 
of Colleges and Universities as much as 
possible for changes in OSAP to better respond 
to the needs of students." 


Page 2, Lambda, Laurentian University, March 13, 1980 

The other side of the eleventh story 

Open Letter to Lambda: 

Once upon a time there was 
an occupation on Laurentian 
University's 1 1th floor of the 
Library Tower in order to 
protest a hike in Tuition fees, to 
demand student voting rights on 
the Board of Governors and to 
expect a complete review of 

It was just another occupa- 
tion! But this one had some- 
thing particular to it. It was 
organized jointly by the two 
student, associations (AEF and 
iSGA). . 

Logically, the leaders of the 
two associations expected to see 
equal representation of the two 
associations, but one enormous- 
ly overwhelmed the other. The 
decisions taken by this body 
pledged allegiance to full time 

students and. the respective 
afflliation was therefore aban- 
doned. What a miracle! The 
students were for once united in 
a common cause! 

However, a rift developed 
while a group resisting this 
merger refused to recognize the 
decision-making power of the 
students running the occupa- 
tion. The unfaithful group met 
to prepare themselves to bring 
forth an ultimatum. 

While this association's cou- 
ncil deliberated, (aljfigugh most 
of its members were, absent for 
the actual occupation). Dr. Best 
and Mr. Turner were asking to 
meet with the students, namely 
us. Stuck in this dilemma, and 
risking the loss of consensus 
and, thus, all bargaining power, 
two members of the joint 

committee negotiated a letter of 
good intention, already pre- 
viously decided by this commit- 

After receiving this letter and 
delivering the results to the 
deliberating council, everyone 
lifted camp and left the pre- 

The experience was, despite 
the rift and the flagrant lack of 
confidence on the part of 
certain individuals, qyjte en- 
riching. It permitted we- franco- 
ontarian students, implicated 
with a majority, to comprehend 
once and for all the need for 
two distinct associations, repre- 
senting two distinct philoso- 
phies. This reinforces once 
again the need to advocate 
AEF's autonomy. 

The differences in realities 

are immense. If in the future, 
we have to undertake joint 
actions, and more than likely we 
will have to, it will be impera- 
tive that both associations gua- 
rantee equal implications. 

Sexism still on the 


kids and I don't like being 
portrayed as bumbling incom- 
petents, dependent on a super- 
mom to take care of all our 

That was the reaction of one 
man to the sexist content in 
television advertising, expressed 
at a Canadian Radio-Television 
and Telecommunications Com- 
mission (CRTC) task force 
hearing on sexism in adverti- 

"Women make up more 
than half of our teaching force, 
but are shown in ads as 
simpletons," said Maureen Mc- 
Donald of the B.C. Teachers 
Federation (BCTF). 

Male superiority over wo- 
men is shown as normal and 
even necessary on television and 
when a man feels inadequate, he 
can just "go out and do 
something about it," according 
to Rape Relief worker Joanie 

Maurice Lapointe 


Francois Legaull 

Vice President 

Association des Etudianis 


Miller told the task force of 
her visit to a rape victim in 
hospital with multiple stab 
wounds. The woman had been 
raped by a man who broke into 
her home. 

She told Miller, "It was 
really funny. He was so careful 
of fingerprints — shutting doors 
with his elbows and knees. ..he 
must have watched a lot of 

University of B.C. student, 
Betty-Ann Buss said that sexist 
language is a problem with 
television. She said that terms 
such as "authoress" and "wo- 
man-doctor" portray profes- 
sional women as an inferior 
sub-species of men. 

"We never say man-doc- 
lor," she said, 

A speaker from the Vancou- 
ver Status of Women said radio 
is also often sexist, with music 
containing lyrics of male sexual 
aggression played by sexisl 
young disc jockeys. 

The general feeling of the 
speakers was that for ihe 
elimination of sexism in pro- 
gramming and advertising, self- 
regulation by producers and 
advertisers is only a start. 
Legislation is the ultimate an- 
swer they concluded. 

Public input on Ihe subject 
of sexism in the media will be 
accepted in the form of briefs or 
recommendations by mailing 
them to: Task Force - CRTC, 
Ottawa, Ontario. KIA ON2. 

Lambda, Laurentian University, March 13, 1980, Page 3 


SUDBURY - A new cult has 
been discovered at Laurentian 
University. It is made up of 
University students, who have 
developed certain pagan rituals 
and who worship a new God. 
The followers of this cult are 
known as Mailbox Moonies; 
their pagan God is Ray, Lord of 
the Mailroom, Giver of Letters, 
Dispenser of Parcels. 

The worshippers are ex- 
tremely pious, and have been 
seen visiting their Prayerboxes 
several times a day. Some kneel 
in supplication; others stand on 
tiptoe or crouch, following a 
dance whose ritual is known 
only to them. All peer into their 
Prayerboxes, seeing whether 
they have been blessed on that 

day. If they have been pious 
Moonies, there awaits them a 
Sacred Letter from loved ones 
or friends. If they have been 
good little Mailbox Moonies, 
they receive minor gifts such as 
a Letter To Occupant or a Note 
To All Students. But - woe to 
him who has angered the Great 
God Ray, Mightiest of the 
Might; for he shall receive 

For those who have been 
especially good and pious, there 
awaits a special benediction — a 
white Parcel Card. Fortunate 
indeed is he who receives this 
blessing, for he will enter the 
kingdom of Ray. He has been 
summoned to the Great Woo- 
den Altar, to speak face to face 

with the Great One. 

Often, the faith of the 
Chosen One is tested, and the 
Great Ray will not be at the 
altar to bestow the Parcel. The 
truly pious worshipper will 
return quietly home to await the 
return of his Lord and Master. 
Unfortunately, there are those 
whose faith is not strong, and 
who run up and down the Halls 
of Worship searching for He 
Who Has The Key. But Ray, 
Lord of the Mailroom, Mightly 
Giver of Letters, Deliverer of 
Parcels, is not a God for 
nothing. Patience; understan- 
ding; good humour - all these 
virtues and many more has the 
Good and King Ray. He is a 
mighty example for his follow- 

Often, worshippers will be 
seen actively seeking the Praise 
of their God. They call out to 
him in passing, and often go 
right to his Altar to confront 
him. If their supplications are 
answered with a Greeting, the 
worshippers are ecstatic, know- 

ing that, even if they receive no 
Mail today, the Great God of 
the Mailroom has not forgotten 
them. He has heard their 
prayers, and knows that they 
are pious. Soon, perhaps even 
tomorrow, their piety will be 

Best things in life are free 

by L.C.F. Special Events 

Mid-March already. The 6- 
week CRUNCH. Essays, rou- 
tine assignments, exams. Little 
time and little cash. Boy, that 
summer sunshine and job sure 
look enticing, but reality be- 
ckons us back. Yet everyone 
realizes our noses werenjt made 
flat to fit into textbooks and a 
break is needed to keep sane. 

So why not consider an 
interesting, different and ab- 
solutely FREE way to spend a 
"Sudbury Saturday Night"? 

To use an old cliche, have I 
got good news for you! Yes- 
siree, coming soon is an evening 
promising music, laughter and 
good, clean fun which WON'T 
cost you a SINGLE PENNY, 
not even for bus fare! 

What's this hype all about? 

Nomination forms are available in the S.G.A. 

office for the following positions: 

S.G.A. President 

Vice President (Administration) 

Vice President (Social) 

4 Student Senators 

Council Representatives 

Nominations close March 18, 1980 

Election dates: March 26, 27, 1980 


Applications are available in the S.G.A. office 

for the following positions: 


Head of Security 

Recording Secretary 

Chairperson (Speaker) 

(These positions to be decided April 1, 1980) 


Applications are available in the S.G.A. office 
for the position of Chief Returning Officer. 

$50.00 Honorarium 
Persons applying are requested to attend the 
March 11 S.G.A. meeting. 

Laurentian Christian Fellow- 
ship is holding its first-ever 
on-campus RALLY and MU- 
SIC CONCERT on Saturday, 
March 22nd at 8:00 p.m. in the 
Great Hall. Come on over and 
take in the contemporary Gos- 
pel sounds of "TRANSFOR- 
MATION", a talented fe- 
male/male quintet from down 
T.O. way, and Laurentian's 
own "King's Kid's", a group of 
students from right here who 
have something exciting to sing 

So why not check it out? We 
guarantee you nothing but cash 
still in your wallet and a good 
feeling deep down inside. Mark 
it down on your calendar. 

A special guest MC, Mr. 
Jerry Lewis, will oversee the 
evening's program and add a 
special touch that you won't 
want to miss. Keep your eyes 
and ears open for further details 
about this exciting, first-ever 
occasion at Laurentian Univer- 

Two-Day St. Patrick's Celebration 


The Sheraton-Caswell Inn 

in McGinty's 

Saturday, March 15 


Well versed in Irish Music 
12 noon to 4 p.m. & 
8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 

Monday, March 17 


7 p.m. tol a.m. 

Irish Hats ... Green Draft ... Irish SIng-A-Long 

1696 Regent St., 8. 522-3000 

Blood donor clinic a hit 

A very successful blood donor clinic was held February 26 & 
27 at Laurentian University, by the local Red Cross Society, 
with the cooperation of the University Health Service, the 
Students General Association, and Saga Foods. 

194 units of blood were collected. We, at Health Service are 
most grateful to all participants and thank you sincerely. 

234 persons presented themselves and 40 out of those were 
not accepted at that clinic for a variety of reasons. Perspective 
donors who have had the flu, colds or sore throats in the last 
seven days have been deferred temporarily. Also, would-be 
donors with pregnancy in the last six months, close contact 
with hepatitis in the last six months, active allergies, infection 
or disease; mmot surgery in the past three months and major 
surgery in the last six months, were deferred temporarily. 

Qualifications for blood donors rule out anyone who has or 
has had hepatitis, active health, lung, kidneys, liver or stomach 
disease, cancer, diabetes requiring medication, and epilepsy, 
convulsions or frequent fainting spells. 

The next clinic at Laurentian University will be held on 
October 30th and 31st. In the meantime, prospective donors 
can go to 23S Cedar Street, and attend the regular weekly 

Three months must be allowed between each donation. 

Thank you all again for giving blood; for giving life! 

I. DeLongcbamp, Reg. N., 

Health Service, 

Single Student Res., G-23. 



St. Andrevi/'s Place 
121 Larch St. 

674-9936 or 674-9960 

Sudbury, Ontario 
P3E 1 88 

Need A Break? 

Why Not Come 
Down To The SGA 


ForA Game Of Pool... 
Or Ping Pong... Or Darts... OrPinball 

Open Weekdays (Mon. to Thurs.) 

4:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. 

Fridays: 4:00p.m. -12:00a.m. 

Saturdays: 3:00 p.m. -12:00a.m. 

Sunday: 3:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. 

Page 4, Lambda, Laiu-entian University, March 13, J980 




Lambda Publications is tlie student-operated newspaper at 
Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontsu-io. Wliile partially, 
funded by tlie Students' General Association, Lambda is 
autonomous from other University organizations, both student 
and administrative. 

Lambda is published weelcly each Thursday during the' 
[academic yiai, save holidays. 3,000 copies are printed and- 
'fiistributed on the Laurentian campus. 

, Lambda Publications is a member of the Canadian 
University Press. As such, it is democratically controlled by its 
staff." Staff meetings are held every Thursday afternoon at 5:00 
p.m. in- the Lambda office. Room G-1, Student Street. 
Membership in Lambda Publications is open to all members of 
the Laurentian University community and is contingent upon 
three published contributions during a school year, or five 
published contributions during the academic year. 

The opinions expressed in the copy of this newspaper are not 
necessarily those of Lambda Publications. 

Letters and submissions must be double-spaced and should 
be typed. Illegible copy will not be accepted. Author anonymity 
is available upon request, but all submissions must be signed, 
and an address and telephone number must be indicated. Letters 
over 250 words in length may be edited, but not in all cases. 

I Submissions and advertising must be in the Lambda office on 
the Friday prior to the Thursday of desired publication. 
Submissions made personally to the Lambda office may be 
accepted up until 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the 
Thursday of publication, if Lambda is informed of the late 
submission on or before the regular Friday deadline. 

Advertising and other inquiries should be addressed to 
Lambda Publications, Laurentian University, Sudbury, On- 
tario, P3E 2C6. Phone (705) 675-1151, ext. 653. 
Editor James Weaver 

Production Manager Janine Macey 
Business Manager Gary O'Connor 
Graphics Erika Burck 

Photo Editor Julius Bigauskas 

Sports Editor Stu Cousins 

And this week's substitute editors ... 
Shelley Van Buskirk, Gary McCombs, Isabelle DeLongchamp, 
Alex McGregor, Nick Antoncic, Wiley, Marty Mclnnis, Burce 
Anderson, Brian Trevail, Diana Smith, Ted Vance, Marc 
Cayouette, Dale Van Zant, poor maligned puppy dogs, and the 
guy who pissed on the floor outside our door. It's been a long 
night, folks. 

EARN $$ 

STUDENTS, earn while 
you- learn. Part-time con- 
tact work affords extra 
income. For appoint- 
ment, call' Mr. Allair at 


One manuscript, a number of 
articles, personal letters on 
adoption, and other personal 
items from the Abstracts desk 
on the 6th floor of the Library 

Call 897-S725 

Reward Offered 

No Questions Asked 


Canadian University 
Press will be launching 
a national four-colour 
campus magazine 
(200,000 circulation) in 
the fall of 1980, that will 
be distributed through 
member newspapers. 

Writers, photographers 
and illustrators are 
invited to submit 
samples of their work, 
sketches, ideas and 
outlines for consider- 
ation by the editorial 

Please include a brief 
resume, recent photo- 
graph, present address 
and telephone number, 
with forwarding address 
if applicable. Material 

will be returned only If 
accompanied by self- 
addressed stamped 

Material should be sent 


Cia padiaQ 



The National 
Suite 202 
126 York Street 
Ottawa, Ontario 
Canada KIN 5T5 

Mne famous Irishmen 

by Alex McGregor 

Ireland, land of Saints and 
Scholars, will be rejoicing Mon- 
day on the Feast of St. Patrick. 
Now that Spike Hennessy has 
gone, Irish names are few and 
far between in the Laurentian 
calendar. There is no one with 
his or her name beginning with 
O' or Fitz among the officers of 
Instruction of Laurentian. 
There is a Kelly, and a Reilly, 
and a Terry but no other Irish 
name among my colleagues. So 
for the Reilly's, the Brady's, the 
O'Brady's, the O'Neill's and 
the O'Sullivan's among the 
student body here is my favou- 
^rite true Irish tale. 

In the Young Irish rebellion 
in Ireland in 1848, the following 
men were captured, tried and 
convicted of treason against 
Her Majesty, and were sen- 
tenced to death: John Mitchell, 
Morris Lyene, Pat Donahue, 
Thomas McGee, Charles Duffy, 

Thomas Meagher, Richard O'- 
Gorman, Terrence McManus, 
and Michael Ireland. 

Before passing sentence, the 
judge asked if there was any- 
thing that anyone wished to say. 
Meagher, speaking for all said: 

"My lord, this \i our first 
offence but not our last. If you 
will be easy with us this once, 
we promise on our word as 
gentlemen to try to do better 
next time. And next time - 
surely we won't be fools to get 

Thereupon, the indignant 
judge sentenced them all to be 
hanged by the neck until dead 
and drawn and quartered. Pas- 
sionate protest from all over 
the world forced Queen Victoria 
to commute the sentence to 
transportation for life to far 
wild Australia. 

In 1874, word reached the 
astounded Queen Victoria that 
the Sir Charles Duffy who had 

Be your own boss 
this summer! 

Want to run your ovi^n summer business? If 
you are a full-time student, 18 years of age or 
older, you may qualify for an interest-free 
loan of up to $1,000. 
Help and guidance will be provided by 
participating Chambers of Commerce and 
the Royal Bank of Canada. 

For more information, contact; 

Ministry of Education/Ministry of 

Colleges and Universities 

Special Projects Branch 

14th Floor, f^owat Block 

Queen-5 Park 

Toronto, Ontario M7A1L2 


become Prime Minister of Aus- 
tralia was the same Charles 
Duffy who had been transpor- 
ted twenty-five years before. On 
the Queen's demand, the re- 
cords of the rest of the 
transported men were revealed 
and this is what was uncovered: 
Thomas Francis Meagher: 
Governor of Montana. 

Terrence McManus: Briga- 
dier General, U.S. Army. 

Patrick Donahue: Brigadier 
General, U.S. Army. 

Richard O'Gorman: Gover- 
nor General of Newfoundland. 
Morris Lyene: Attorney Ge- 
neral of Australia, in which 
office Michael Ireland succee- 
ded him. 

Thomas D'Arcy McGee: 
Member of Parliament, Mon- 
treal, Minister of Agriculture 
and President of Council Do- 
minion of Canada, and revered 
Father of Confederation, friend 
and confidante of Sir John A. 

John Mitchell: Prominent 
New York politician. Father of 
John Purroy Mitchell, Mayor 
of New York at the outbreak of 
Worid War I. 

When Queen Victoria heard 
about the Nine Irishmen she 
supposedly remarked, "Now 
what do you think of that! 
Whether she said it or not, does 
not matter. What matters is that 
the rest of us on St. Patrick's 
Day doff our hats to a great 
saint and a remarkable people - 
the Irish! 

We still have our weekly 
Eucharists at 5:30 at St. Mark's 
on Thursday nights ~ not St. 
Patrick's Day this year. Alan 
Thwaites will be preaching — 
you are all welcome! 

Sharon's Typing Service 


Lambda, Laurentian University, March 13, 1980, Page 5 

by Nick Anioncic 
To whatever extent our 
political leaders dealt with 
issues during the last election 
campaign, the general thrust of 
that discussion almost totally 
avoided the real problems that 
confront us. In almost every 
instance, we concentrated upon 
the relatively unimportant 
short-term difficulties that con- 
front us, while completely ig- 
noring matters of a far more 
serious and wide-ranging na- 
ture. While our attention was 
drawn to the economic and 
political choices that must be 
made within our national and 
regional contexts, we have all 
but ignored a phenomenon 
which, in some way or another, 
is fundamental to most of our 
problems and which poses the 
greatest threat to our way of 

Days of Decadence Doomed 

life. It would not be too 
difficult to suggest that the 
relationship between the indus- 
trialized, consumer societies of 
the developed world and the less 
developed, poorer nations is 
just such a fundamental issue. 
Most of the issues that arose 
during the campaign are in 
some way or another related to 
this relationship. It shouldn't be 
too difficult to demonstrate that 
the problems of energy supply, 
world monetary difficulties, 
geo-political tensions, shifts in 
world trade patterns and the 
rising tide of jingoistic na- 
tionalism are, for the most part, 
related to the unequal distribu- 
tion of the world's resources. 

unfair allocation of wealth, 
varying rates of productivity 
and grossly unbalanced rates of 
consumption. Much of the 
uncertainty that we feel about 
our future is based upon a 
clearly perceived threat from 
the less developed countries 
(LDC's), especially so because 
of the instability that they 
generate. Our lifestyle is becom- 
ing increasingly dependent upon 
this imbalance in the world eco- 
nomy, at the same time, this 
imbalance is a grave threat to 
our lifestyle. The industrialized 
consumer societies must realize 
that the aquiescent colonies of 
the past are the militant nations 
of today and tomorrow and that 
the increasingly hostile and 
volatile frame of mind of these 
nations presents a clear and 
present danger to them. 

This point of view was all 
but ignored by most of the 
participants in the campaign. A 
significant portion of mankind 
suffers miserably while we, 
seemingly indifferent to their 
plight, indicate our short- 
sightedness, consuming self-in- 
terdst and moral exhaustion by 
concerning ourselves with sel- 
fish, short term gratification of 
our gluttony. Our politicians, as 
well as most of the political 
process, is intellectually bank- 
rupt. The tradition bound and 
unimaginative way we go about 






Laurentian University ,s seeking a Liaison and Information Officer to 
worl< as a member of the Information team in the Office of 
Communications. He or she will be involved in a vigorous program of 
liaison with the secondary schools of Ontario i^'^aram or 

Other challenging duties include planning and carrying out public display 
projects, organizing special University events including open houses and 

rp'!»If.'^°^^K"■ . '" ^^.^'^*i"9 '" the general information and public 
relations of the University. 

The successful candidate will probably be a Laurentian graduate (or 
cur ent senior student) with effective communication and organizationa 
,n t! ?"'r, '" ^"g"f ^"'l F^«"ch is preferred. He or she must be°ree 
to travel to all areas of Ontario to meet with students, teachers and 
guidance counsellors. 
Salary to be negotiated depending on experience and qualifications. 

Deadline for applications: March 19, 
Submit applications to: 
The Employment Officer, 
Laurentian University 
Sudbury, Ontario. 
P3E 206 


engaging in political debate 
precludes a wide-ranging and 
profound analysis such as this. 
We have become obsessed with 
simple conspicuous consump- 
tion and have let our compas- 
sion and creativity disappear. 
The world is changing rapidly, 
though, and our position in it is 
eroding as rapidly. It was been, 
up until now, easy for us to 
pretend that the problem 
doesn't exist. That is no longer 

The problem won't go away. 
Our leaders will continue to fail 
to challenge us and bring issues 
like this to our attention, as 
long as we are placated by short 
term solutions and illusions. 
The threat to our way of life will 
continue to increase; this is not 
to say, however, that that way 
of life has any right to continue 
to exist. We are all participants 
in an immoral and destructive 
system of exploitation. Even if 
one could ignore the moral 
issues involved and totally 
support that way of life, the 
threat still exists. A totally 

amoral individual is capable of 
seeing the threat to his way of 
life if this system is allowed to 

The LDC's will not stand for 
the continuance of the present 
inequitable world system. The 
violence and upheaval that 
marks the post-colonial period 
(especially since World War II) 
bodes ill for the future. There is 
little consolation in the fact that 
Canada is not directly involved 
in these matters. No argument 
needs to be made for the 
interdependence of all nations 

We must turn away from 
dependance upon our leaders 
for guidance and leadership and 
turn instead to ourselves. We 
must pose the right questions 
and provide the correct answers 
for our dilemma. The threat to 
our comfortable society as well 
as the obvious moral impera- 
tives that confront us demand 
our attention. As long as we 
quibble among ourselves about 
the minutae of luxury and 
ignore the structural problems 
that afflict the world, our 
chances of determining our 
future will steadily diminish. We 
will also deserve our fate. 



Page 6, Lambda, Laurentian University, March 13, 1980 

by Nancy Ross, reprinted from the Dalhousie Gazette 

Experiments ]Mth Animals 


We owe to science a deeper understanding of the world, but there is none the 
less, a dark face to scienc-y. John Vyvyan, author of the Dark Side of Science. 

Animals are raised in the dark to see what effects this will have upon their vision. 
The sexual behaviour of cats and rats are analyzed by removing their glands, nerves 
and brain tissue. Beagles are used in military research for testing radioactive 
material, poisonous chemicals, nerve gas, and substances for germ warfare. Animals 
are blinded m testing cosmetics. 

More and more people are asking, or should be asking whether live-animal 
experimentation is really necessary or whether at least it can be cut to a minimum. 
Professors, animal caretakers and other researchers who involve themselves with 
experiments using animals assure the public that the research is important and 
should yield credible results. But one wonders if all of it is really necessary, 
especially those conducted by undergraduate students. 

The student who reported the incident said that at the time it was kind of funny 
but when you think about it, it was kind of perverted. 

Many students have heard reports of how animals have been misused in 
experimentation, especially at the undergraduate level. 

One Dalhousie stu- 
dent misused a rat in a 
laboratory area. The 
rat was being trained 
in a maze which had 
grids through which 
electricity flowed. The 
student put the volt- 
age up so that when 
the rat came in cont- 
act with the shock it 
would jump high ab- 
ove the maze as its 
muscles contracted. 
The student put plexi- 
glass on top of the! 
maze so that when the 
rat jumped it Would 
hit the glass. EventU' 
ally the rat convulsed 
and died of a heart 

One student atten- 
ding St. Mary's Univ- 
ersity, who wished to 
remain anonymous 
took a psychology- 
course there which 
involved experimenta- 
tion with rats. The 
students were to train 
the rats to press a 
lever on various sche- 
dules. They were told 
to feed the rats every 
day. The students said 
that she, along with 
several other students, 
felt it was a drag going 
every day to feed the 
rat and felt it wasn't 
worth it. So, some of 
these students injected 
their rats with Lestoil 
causing them to die 
instantly, rather than 
having to feed them. 
Other students just let 
their rats die. 

U seems that this 
type of abuse has 
often occurred. 

"Ask not can they talk or reason? Ask can they suffer?" said the English 
philosopher Jeremy Bentham. 

Dr. Ronald Puccetti, a philosophy professor at Dalhousie, who is noted for his 
concern about the ways animals are used in experimentation said that due to modern 
research it has been found that animals, even lower vertebrates, are capable of 
feeling pain. 

They produce a hormone named enkephalon which is used to block feelings of 
pain. Human beings also produce this hormone and it has been found that other 
animals produce amounts equal to them in proportion to their body weight, said 
Puccetti. It is produced in the spinal cord in lower vertebrates and in the brain in 
higher species. 

Today, in most experimentation involving animals, anaesthetic is now used 
bearing these findings in mind. But the question to ask according to Puccetti is 
whether the cold-blooded killing and mutation of animals which sometimes occurs is 
always serving a useful function in the pursuit of knowledge. 

Puccetti also asks whether "might is right "? For example, he said, suppose some 
outer-terrestrial beings landed on earth and decided to experiment with human 
beings, would we think it was right? 

Dr. Jim Love, in charge of the animal care center at the Tupper building, said all 

the experiments which occured there were monitored for pain. He said the amount 
of pain these aiiimals experienced were cut to a minimum, unless it was pain that was 
being tested. 

Dr. Love said that the cages these animals lived in were kept clean and that they 
were fed well. Some animals are now being bred in cages and will remain in them 
until they die or are killed. Animal lovers question the quality of life for a caged 
animal. But defenders of animal research say it is necessary. 

Dr. Phil Dunham, chairman of the university animal care center in the Life 
Sciences Building said "a lot of time, effort and care go into the planning of the 
research animals will be involved in." There are some benefits to be derived from 
animal research and Dunham said there is no other way to obtain them. 

This is exemplified by the research carried out by Dr. Cynadr, of the Psychology 
Department, with cats to study vision. He may suture ar. eye of a cat, raise a kitten 
in an environment without light, or place electrodes in their brain all of which he 
feels is justified if our knowledge of the human visual system is to be increased. 

The discovery that it is extremely important to correct vision early if a child is 
born with crossed eyes or other visual defects was made largely through research 

with cats. 

The majority of 
however, are not sug- 
gesting that all animal 
experiments be ended, 
but simply that a large 
number are unnecess- 

Some experiments 
conducted by second, 
third, and fourth year 
students in psycholo- 
gy and other depart- 
ments involve the im- 
plantatinn of electro- 
des by fitting a rat 
into iiead-hoiders and 
drilling a hole in its 
skull. If they miss the 
area they were drilling 
for, they will drill 
another hole into the 
skull. Once an elec- 1 
trode is firmly imbed- 
"dcd in the skull the rat 
can receive electric 
shocks through a wire 
attached to the elec- 

• One student gave 
me a demonstration 
of this after he had 
implanted an electro- 
de in the pleasure 
center of the rat's 
brain. He explained 
that if the rat was 
allowed to receive en- 
ough volts he would 
eventually go into 

Experiments such 
as this do not seem to 
be unveiling any new 
knowledge but are 
just providing stud- 
ents with material for 
laboratory reports. 

Another student 
reported that in an 
animal physiology class, the traditional way of killing a rat was grabbing it by the 
tail and swinging it up against a table so that its neck would break. But sometimes 
the students failed to kill the rat in their first attempt ... 

According to an article in the World Atlas Press Review, a few years ago in the 
U.K. five milhon experiments on live animals were conducted, of which 592,694 
were experiments for non-medical purposes, to test such things as cosmetics, weed 
killers and household products. In the U.S. 63 million animals were used in just one 
year of which 85,000 were primates, 500,000 dogs, 200,000 cats and 45 million 

What bothers humane societies the most is that only a third of the experiments 
done on live animals are for medical research. Some experiments are of very little or 
no value. 

Animals are often used for the testing of cosmetics. In one routine test, 
concentrated shampoo is dropped into the eyes of rabbits to see how much damage 
is done. Since rabbits have no tear ducts they have no way of washing out the 
irritant. The process often bhnds them and always causes them intense suffering. 

The exploitation of animals is universal. One may ask do they have rights? Of 
course they should. 

There are powerful arguments to introduce the following measures recommended 
by the president of the International Association Against Painful Experiments on 
cont'd on page 7 


Lambda, Laurentian University, March 13, 1980, Page 7 

cont'd from page 6 


- An immediate ban on all experiments on live animals which 
cannot be shown to have relevance t' the treatment or 
prevention of disease. 

- An immediate ban on the duplication or repetition of 

- An immediate ban on experiments where obvious or 
prolonged suffering is lilcely to ensue. 

- An immediate ban on the use of animals where alternative 
non-medical techniques exist. 

Also, the use of live animals in experimentation should be 
stopped in undergraduate programs. Chairman of the 
Psychology Department, Dr. J. Fentress, said that one could 
argue for other methods of learning, especially at the 2000 
level, rather than using animals. For example, implementation 
of more filmstrips, models of the brain, or live cellular 
structures could serve as alternatives. 

Other psychology professors said that this topic was a 
sensitive area and involved tricky questions, I think, ones that 
should be thought about in an attempt to cut down on the 
number of useless experiments which mutilate and destroy life 

Wiley's Enjoys More Of Same 

This past Sunday night saw a 
packed ^ouse at Wiley's Femur 
enjoying some of U.C.'s own 
home-bred talent. The evening 
began with the heralded return 
of the "9th Floor Harmonica 
Ensemble" after their smashing 
debut back in mid-January. 
Adding several new arrange- 
ments of some old favourites 
and boasting a few personnel 
changes (they missed you Mikey 
and Billy), they entertained the 
capacity crowd with the likes of 
"When the Saints...", "Ama- 

zing Grace", as well as a special 
tribute to Mike Harrington and 
a unique rendition of "The 
William Tell Overture" by Dick 

The lively music of the 9th 
floor boys then gave way to the 
talents of Bruce Laidley and his 
guitar. His third consecutive 
year performing at Wiley's, 
Bruce pei formed several of 
Chicago's tunes, some Harry 
Chapin, and many more jazzy 
numbers to the delight of those 
in attendance. A big thank you 

Keeping Abreast? 

[ZNS] - Manufacturers of 
contraceptive pills in England 
have stopped employing men 
after a male worker began to 
develop breasts on the job. 

Birth control pill dust, which 
includes female hormones, ap- 
parently was being absorbed 
into workers' bodies through 
their hands. It resulted in the 
development of breasts in one 
man, and increased blood clot- 
ting in some younger women. 

Ernest Lester, personnel 
manager at Thomas Kerfoot, 
and manufacturing chemist of 

Ashton-Under-Lyne, says that 
the man who developed breasts 
is (quote) "quite normal now," 
although he has left the firm. 
The women, meanwhile, are 
working their six-hour shifts 
wearing sealed "space suits", 
equipped with two-way radios 
so that they can talk to each 

In the future, the firm says, 
it will employ (in the pill 
section) only women over 45 
who have passed through meno- 
pause and have no history of 
varicose veins. 


Septembre 1980-mai 1981 

Un moniteur est un etudtant a temps plein dans un etablisse- 
ment de niveau postsecondaire (generalemont dans une 
autre province) qui aide un enseignanl do languo secondc 
de 6 ti 8 heures par semaine". Le moniieur repoil jusqu'd 
S3 000 pour neuf mois de pariicipalion Ses (rais de deplace- 
ment enire la province de residence el la province d'accueil 
lui sont remboursds. 

Pour rocevoir une brochure de renseignements el une 
(ormule de demande. ecrivez au coordonnateur de voire 
province dans les plus brefs deiais: 

Monsieur Roy Schalz 

Direction des services aux eleves et des pfojels speciaux 

ivlinistere de TEducalion 

14e otage. Edifice Mowat. Queen's Park 

Toronto (Ontario) M7A 1L2 

(416) 965-5996 

Les demandes d'envoi des (ormulaires seront acceplees 
jusqu'au 1 8 mars 1980. Les formules de demande romplies 
seront accpptries jusqu'au 26 mars 1980. 

•Programmo do monlteurs pour froncoplicnQH on milieu mlnorllolre 

(PTogtammu cipontnonial) Dans co progrommo lo moniioor a\tip un 
cnsoignani dans un tnodute scolnno ac languo (innc.iiso. Pour cJo 
plus amnios TBnsoignomcnis ocnvoi oit iciophotio? a M Gerald Blake. 
MinislOfo dtf 1 Edocaiion. i7c oiago. Edifice Oooon s Paik. Toronio 
(Oniano) M7A 1L2 {•1I6-965-3592) 



goes out to these performers 
and those who have played in 
the past for making this evening 
and many others a great suc- 
cess. Please note that there are 
only 3 Sundays left in Wiley's 
schedule. If you wish to play at 
the coffee house (we'd love to 
have you) get in touch with 
either Mike Lafleur (U.C. #816: 

673-9957) or Ginny Tedford 

Coming up this Sunday, 
March 16th, we have M.S.R.'s 
own Bob Hamilton and one of 
Huntington's talented musi- 
cians, Doug Bonish. See you 
there downstairs at U.C. begin- 
ning about 8:30 p.m. 




Page 8, Lambda, Laurentian University, March 13, 1980 

Lady Vees Do \N^l In Halifax 


The Lady Voyageurs have 
finished their season in 4th spot 
in the C.I.A.U. At the Cana- 
dian Championships in Halifax, 
the Vees came up against the 
University of Guelph in the first 
round. Guelph had finished 
first in Ontario by defeating the 
Laurentian squad in O.W.I. A. 
A. play-off action. At Dalhou- 

sie, it was a different story as 
the Vees came out on top 47 - 
37. At half time, Laurentian 
was ahead 26 - 20. Natalie 
Vukovich led the team in 
scoring with IS points, Candy 
Clarkson of Guelph had 16. 

In the semi-finals, Lauren- 
tian was matched up with 
Dalhousie, the host team and 
were squeezed out iS - 42. Deb 
Davies came up with 14 points 
while Natalie Vukovich had 10. 

In their last game of the- 
tournament the Vees played 
Calgary for 3rd and. 4th spot. 
Calgary was victorious with a 59 
- 43 win. 

The tournament ended with 
the University of Victoria on 
top having beaten Dalhousie in 
the final game 64 - 59. 
Last week four of Laurentian's 
players were named to the 
OWIAA all-star team. 
1st team all-star: Natalie Vuko- 
vich, Franca Ingribelli. 
2nd team all-star: Debbie Da- 
vies, Donna Zirojevic. 

Laurentian's rookie volley- 
ball coach Tim Hansen has been 
named Coach of the Year for 
the O.U.A.A.'s East Division. 
Jorn Petersen's talents were 
also recognized as he was 
named to the All-star team. 
Dr. Ron Wallingford and his 
Laurentian University track and 

field team were in Toronto last 
weekend for the OUAA & 
OWIAA Track and Field 
Championships. The competi- 
tion took place at the York 

University Track Facility. 
Results for Laurentian Compe- 
titors are as follows: 
Hilda Poestanka: 4th place, 
high jump, 1.68 mt.; -eff Kerr: 
6th place, high jump, 1.98 mt.; 
Dave Sutherland: 7th place, 
shotput; Steve Smith: 10th 

place, 1000 mt. race, 2.34.3 
min.; Dan Boudreau, lOth 
place, 5000 mt. race, 15.13 
min.; Rick Carlton: 1st place, 
1500 mt. race. Rick was later 
disqualified for crossing a lane 

Interested in Rugby? 

The first organization meeting of the Laurentian 
Voyageurs Rugby Club will be held on March 15 at the 
Huntington Social Centre at 4:00 p.nn. Ail interested 
students and faculty members are welcome to attend. 
Membership into the club is based on an interest In 
playing and having fun and experience Is not necessary. 
This is the first of a series of articles of the game of 
rugby to initiate Laurentian University Into the world of 
rugby football. For further information call the Dept. of 
Athletics at 675-1151, ext. 273. 

True Facts: 

1. Rugby football, popularly l^nown as rugger here in 
Canada is a very popular and growing game in Canada. 

2. The game is played worldwide by thousands of 
athletes establishing rugby as a game for the future. It is 
presently played in ten universities In Ontario. 

3. Everyone can participate in rugby because players of 
ail shapes and sizes can enjoy the game. 

4. The risk of injury is much smaller in rugby than other 
contact sports. 

5. Rugby is a game where every player is totally 
involved, it is a passing game, the bail being freely 
exchanged between players, so everyone gets the 
chance to run with the bail, kick the bail and' throw the 

6. As well as an excellent source of physical exercise 
and as a fast moving team sport, It. is definitely a 
'thinking" game. There are no formal offensive plays as 
n Canadian football, and the game does not allow for 

stoppage in play for teams to huddle, so each player has 
to constantly think on his feet. 


Intramural Banquet 

by Marty Mclnnis and 
Bruce Anderson 

This is another reminder for 
all intramural athletes. It is time 
to call the last team meeting and 
decide to attend the first, 
annual Intramural Athletic A- 
wards Banquet . The banquet 
will be held Wednesday, March 
26, 1980 in the Science II 

For any person who has a 
Wednesday night class, there 
are two alternatives. The best 
alternative is to miss the class 

and attend the banquet. The 
second alternative, which is 
open to all students, is to attend 
class and come to the dance that 
follows the buffet dinner. 

Also, be on the look-out for 
a table set up in the foyer 
outside the Great Hail. Banquet 
tickets may be obtained there. 
In addition, tickets may be 
obtained from: Marty Mclnnis, 
UC Res., Room #512; Geor- 
gette Brouillard, P.E. Centre; 
Bruce Anderson, SSR, Room 
#M35; or by phoning 673-0744. 
Purchase your tickets early! 


September 1980-May 1981 

A monitor is a post-secondary sluident who enrolls full-time 
in an institution (usually in another province) and at the same 
time helps a second-language teacher tor 6 lo 8 hours per 
week. For nine months' participalton in the program, the 
monitor receives up to S3.000 and one return trip between 
the province o( residence and the hosi province. 

To receive a brochure and an application form, contaci your 
provincial coordinator as soon as possible: 

Roy E. Schatz 

Student Activities and Special Projocls Branch 

Ministry of Education 

14th floor Mowat Block. Queens Park 

Toronto, Ontario M7A 1L2 

(416) 965-5996 

Requests for application forms will be accepted until March 
18. 1980. Completed application forms until March 26. 1980. 

ffr T^ CounciIofMmislors 
^ ^ ol Educmon, Canada 



Lambda, L^urentian University, March 13, 1980, Page 9 

Cheryl Spotswood Scores Six 


by Brian <Flsh Ziegler' Trevall 

Four more games were com- 
pleted this week in the Women's 
Intramural Hockey League. All 
games proved to be very 
exciting and all games were 
close except for One. 

In the first game on Wed., 
March 4, the Poissonettes im-" 
proved their defensive skills and 
kept their offensive power at a 
rest as they were defeated 10-0 
by a very powerful U. of S. 
Strockettes team. Cheryl Spots- 
wood put on an excellent 
performance for the Strockettes 
as she managed to score 6 goals. 
Also scoring for the winners 
were Louise Dallaire with the 
hat trick and Carol Boulay 
notching the single marker. 
Martha 'Crash' Courchesne 
gained the shutout in net for the 

After two games this season 
fh'; Poissonettes have allowed 
27 goals and have yet to score a 
goal. However, this should not 
be taken as an indication of the 
ability of the team. Just ask 
Cyndy Huston. 

In the second game of the 
evening the favoured Golden 
Blades beat the U.C. Mis-Mat- 
ches 4 - 1 . Scoring goals for the 
Blades were Vicki 'The Immor- 
tal' Trussler with a pair of goals 
and Penny McLeod and Debbie 
Porta with singles. Scoring for 
the Mis-Matches was Pam 
Stroh. After the game, Vicki 
'The Immortal' Trussler was 
presented with the 'Red Cap' 
Player of the game award by 
coach Chico Bogdanis. 

On Sunday, March 9, two 
nyjre games were played on the 
BfU Grove ice surface with the 
U.C. Playgirls and Huntington 
Nee Nee's both recording victo- 

In the first game the U.C. 
Playgirls trounced the Thorne- 
loe T-birds 6 - 2. Sandy 'Squirt' 
Ramer scored a hat trick for the 
Playgirls with Lise 'Cow' Es- 
siembre. Angle Schaus and 
Audrey 'Aud' Bell scoring 
singles. Scoring for the T-birds 
were Judy Meadows and Beth 

In the second game of the 
evening, the Huntington Nee 
Nee's defeated the U.C. Bunsen 
Burners 6 - 2. Liz Usher 
provided the scoring punch for 
the Ne Nee's as she fired the hat 
trick, also scoring goals for the 
winners were Diane Trottier, 
Sue Payerl and Randa Grant all 
with the single markers. Patty 
Peebles with a pair and Chris 
'Slapshot' Haynes scored the 
Bunsen Burners' goals. 
Coaches Corner: Gary 'Chop- 
per' Shea (U.C. Bunsen Bur- 
ners). "Co-Coach Bruce Laid- 
ley and I flipped to see who. 
would write this catastrophe 
and I lost, so here we are. The 
Toronto Maple Leafs problems 
are becoming second wind to 
the Bunsen Burners' achfs. 
Before the biggest game of ray 
coaching career, Patty Peebles 
and Sandy Howser's player 
agent came Into the dressing 
room and declared that they 
were holding out for more. 

Luckily for U. of S. or we 
would have smoked them for 
the third consecutive year. 
Demoralized, the players pres- 
sured Peebled into returning 
against Huntington. Howser is 
being considered in a trade with 
Canada Packers for 2000 lbs of 

hamburg (green or otherwise). 
Debbie Crabbe has performed 
admirably in the pipes and even 
cancelled her trip to Puerto 
Rico due to a stimulating tan 
from the red light behind her 
(keep that stick on the ice, 
Crabbe). Veterans Chris 

Haynes, Liz-Stewart and Chris 
Bushee (acquired in a giant 
give-away from the Phed. Take- 
it-serious-ladies) are trying to 
pull the lead out in hopes of 
returning next year. Rumours 
around the dressing room state 
trade bait. We keep them 

guessing. As for the Poisso- 
nettes, the Bunsen Burner flame 
is beginning to flicker again and 
no mercy will be shown. 
Remember Custer's Last Stand 
Fish, the replay will be live at 
the dome." 

Cross Country Ski Race 

Enjoyed By All 

by Diana Smith 

Thanks to all who partici- 
pated in L.U.'s first Intramural 
Cross Country Relay Ski Race 
last Wednesday. The organizers 
were thrilled with the turnout - 
it was definitely a success. 

Action got underway around 
3 p.m. when 28 skiiers signed in 
and received their bibs. Excite- 
ment heightened as skiiers war- 
med up under the sun while 
boogeying to CKSO. 

The first skiiers were off 
with the gun at 4 p.m. whilst 
their teammates encouraged 
them on. Teams consisted of 
two girls and two guys of all 
skiing ability making the race 
even more enjoyable to watch. 

One of our more ambitious 
competitors was having so 
.much fun that he took it upon 
himself to complete an extra 
loop of the coursel 

While everyone warmed up 
inside with hot chocolate and 
donuts, a few of us warded off 
the chills to await the return of 

the last skiier. At long last, he 
skiied in valiantly to the cheers 
and "thank goodness" sighs of 
teammates and friends. Excel- 
lent work James! 

Congratulations to all parti- 
cipants. Thanks to our generous 
sponsors, every single skiier 
received an award! The last 
place team, consisting of Mike 
Wong, Mary O'Conner, Judy 
Novakovich and James Ko- 
ronovich walked away smiling 
with a case of DORAN's beer 
and McDonald's gift certificates 
for their gallant effort. The top 
four teams were able to choose 
from a host of gifts donated by 
local merchants: Fresh Air 
Experience (ski bags), Ethler 
Sports and Cycle (ski irons). 
Athlete's Foot (running books), 
L.U. Book Store (mugs), De- 
marco's (ski wax), and McDo- 
nald's (Big Mac certificates). 

The top three teams in order 
of finish were: Julie Cadeau, 
Heather Delange, Brad Eraser 
and Dave Oelange (30:32); 

Sheila Fooley, Liz Stewart, 
Galnor Greer and Grant Mit- 
chell (32:48); Rachel Prud- 
lomne, Joanne Forest, Ken 
Sidney and Al Salmon! (35:44). 
Winning is nice but certainly 
not the most important part of 
Intramural competition. In re- 
cognition of this, two special 
prizes (ski irons) were awarded 
to Judy Novakovich and Alan 
Salmoni for displaying the true 

spirit of participation. 

Thanks to oar helpers Penny 
McLeod, Pat O'Sullivan, Steve 
Junkin, Marcel Boudreau and 
Andre Hubert. You are much 

Special thanks to organizers, 
Riitia Laakso, Helen Lindfors 
and Diana Smith. 

See you on the slopes next 

. £::% Walker*s Special Old 
^ - l^Whislgr. 

Unique blending. 
Patient aging. 
Smooth taste. 

,v ^ That's vltoax makes it 
^*^"' Special Old. 

Page 10, Lambda, Laurentian University, March 13, 1980 

by Ted Vance 

For those of you who read 
the last two issues of Lambda, I 
hope that you enjoyed "Best of 
Comm-Post" parts I & 11. 
These were undoubtedly my 
best columns of the year. 

All right, let's cut the crap, 
I'm back, and now for the good 
news; plans have been finalized 
for the fourth year end of term 
party. Here are the details. The 
fiasco will take place at the 
Caruso Club on April 10. The 
low admission price of $10 per 
person includes a hot buffet 
valued at that amoimt, a dance 
afterwards featuring the band 
"Special Edition", AND (fan- 
tastic but true), YOUR 
DRINKS I Because this is the 
bargain of the century, (and 
heavily subsidized by the Com- 
merce Council) entrance will be 
restricted to 4th year Commerce 
students, the faculty, and of 
course, their dates. Make sure 
that you get your tickets early 
for a night that you probably 
won't be able to remember! 
Tickets will be available from 

any 4th year Council member, 
starting Monday, March, 17th. 
So that the non-Seniors 
don't feel left out,' the 1st and 
2nd year party will be April 2nd 
and the 3rd year party on April 
3rd. Details will follow on these 
in subsequent issues. 

The elections for the 1980-81 
Commerce Council Executive 
will be held in the near future. 
Nomination sheets will be avai- 
lable March 13 and nominations 
closed March 21. The actual 
voting will take place on March 
26 and 27. All organizational 
aspirants should take note, and 
keep your eyes open for further 

On the topic of voting, this 
year we have instituted the 
Merit Awards, to be given to 
three graduating students. The 
award is designed to honour 
those 4th year students most 
worthy of recognition in the 
school. Criteria are based on the 
candidate's contribution to the 
wellbeing of the school. The 
method of selection is that each 
4th year Commerce and Spad 

student will be given a ballot 
on which they will write the 
names of the three students they 
feel are most deserving. This 
will take place for Commerce 
students in Policy class on 
Tuesday, March, 18th, and for 
Spad on March, 19th. I'm not 
suggesting that anyone would 
ever be absent from Policy, but 
try to be there to ensure fair 

This week's issue of Comm- 
Post hosts a mini-profile of 
Harold King. Harold has been a 
major driving force behind this 
year's Commerce Students Cou- 
ncil. As president, he has 
developed and initiated a num- 

ber of significant improve- 
ments. A few examples of these 
changes are, organizational re- 
structuring of council meetings 
and the introduction of the 
Dean's List of Awards. 

Harold was born and raised 
in Sault Ste Marie, leaving to 
study here at Laurentian Uni- 
versity. Upon completion of his 
degree, his career goal is to 
become involved in small busi- 
ness management. 

The school of commerce 
would like to thank Harold for 
his contributions, and wish him 
the best of luck in his future 

Steve Demarco has been 
asking to have his name men- 
tioned in this column, but I'm 
sorry, it's not possible. 

Well, enough garp for this 
week, see you next time. 

Hun ting ton Highligh ts 

by Mark Cayonette 
Beware. Judgement Days are 
four weeks away. Your time is 
near. In case some people didn't 
know. Nils (Philipe Noble) has 
been chosen to be Huntington's 
1980-81 Residence Supervisor. 
The people chosen to help him 
in his function, the proctors, 
ait: Sheila Gordon, Leeann 
Neily, Clark Michlowski and 
Earl (Bill Whitney). Congra- 
tulations to all of them and the 
best of luck for the year ahead. 
Here at this point, I'd like to 
mention how easy the proctors 

have it. It seems thai the 
so-called "Huntington Spirit" 

has been slowly decreasing (and 
I just don't mean on second 
floor, all over the residence). I 
feel that there are two main 
reasons for this, the first one 
being that most first year 
students have contracted what is 
called the "Melenbacker Di- 
sease." This disease causes an 
irrational urge to go home on 
every weekend, or on every 
other weekend, to the people 
who have it. The second reason 
is that most of the senior 
students (the riotous ones) are 

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spread around throughout the 
residence, where as before they 
were all on one floor (the origin 
of "The Animal Floor"). 1 
hope the "spirit" will be better 
next year ("Dan, will you stop 
yelling. It's boring up here", 
ringing in my cars). Another 
good (or should 1 say bad) 
example of the lack of spirit is 
the fact that Huntington parties 
start at around 10:30 p.m. If 
people would go down earlier 
(instead of watching the Leafs 
lose?) then the party might get 
off the ground earlier. Last 
year, Huntington parties were 
the best but this year our title is 
slipping. Get down and boogey, 
or even disco. 

The Nee Nees were playing 
Sunday and Wednesday, 1 don't 
know at this time (Friday) if 
they won or not, but 1 hope they 
had great goal tending by 
Claudette, as she did in the 
girls' first game. If you can 
make it, go out there and cheer 
them on as they were doing 
when the guys were playing. 
Huntington needs you. 

This Saturday is the "St. 
Patrick's Day Party". Those of 
you who are wearing green shall 
pay the moderate admission fee 
of 25 cents while those of you 
who are not, will pay 50 cents. 
Everybody is invited, so invite 
your friends and if you have 
enemies, invite them too. Our 
security people will take good 
care of them. Speaking of 
parties, last Thursday seven 
Ihird-floor members went to an 
all night bowling party after 
they went to the Pub. They 
played 5 pin bowling for a while 
then switched to 10 pin bowling 
and to put it in five words, 
"They had a great time." I 
applaud them on behalf of the 
"Huntington Spirit". 1 do 
declare next week to be "Hun- 
tington Spirit Week", so re- 
member, go wild next week, be 
a real Huntingtonite. This is 
"The Coyote" howling a bye- 
bye till next time. 

ESSAYS typed with ' care. 
Reasonable rales. Phone any 
time. Mn. Ruth MacDonald. 


Lambda, Laurentian University, March 13, 1980, Page 1 1 


Nominations open today for the following staff positions for the publishing year 
1 980-81 ; 




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Position of Business Manager open to the Laurentian community at large 
Editorial Positions open to Lambda staff members only 

Nomination close at noon on Thursday, March 20, 1980. Voting will tal<e place at 5:00 
p.m. that day. 

None of the above 

big winner in 

University of Texas 

student elections 

AUSTIN [ZNS] - The Univer- 
sity of Texas' version of the 
Rhinocerous Party — a candi- 
date known as "None of the 
Above" - came up the big 
winner ir, lecent student govern- 
ment election's. 

But despite "None of the 
Above's" popularity, the candi- 
date was unable to achieve 
electoral success. 

"None of the Above", who 
ran for several student posi- 
tions, captured 42 per cent of 
the graduate student vote, 34 
per cent of the senior vote, 33 
per cent of the junior vote and 
20 per cent of the sophomore 




by Dale van Zant 

As the snow melts away it 
begins to act as an omen of 
academia as fmal exams quickly 
approach. To relieve such mor- 
bid woes eight and nine spon- 
sored a party utilizing the 1940's 
as its theme. The girls of two, 
three, six and seven rose to the 
occasion as they easily matched 
the lads in regalia and imagina- 
tion. The music was well 
appreciated by all with a fine 
form of refreshment that left 
many with a floor eye view. 

"Saint" Patrick's day is 
quickly approaching so make a 
point of making it to McGinty's 
early to ensure a spot under a 
table. Hopefully, this year a few 
more orange based singers will 
abound to even out the chorus. 

The Unicorns recently par- 
ticipated in an ice hockey 
tournament in Timmins where 
they maintained the tradition of 
seeing more ice in their glasses 
than at the arena. 
P.S. - Mike Harrington recently 
exercised his duties a^ president 
of the Music Appreciation Club 
by mercifully downing a B-52. 



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Sometimes a g>reat notion needs help g,etting, in motion 

Does your organiration iiuiilify.' 

listablislicd. non-profit 
ormini/iuions and local Kovcmmcnts 
may (|ualif\' to receive financial assist- 
ance to hire students. 

What project.s should you consider.' 

To (lualify. projects sliould 
employ at three students for six to 
18 weclts l5ct\vcen the 5th of .Vlay 
and the .Sth of September. Proposals 
must be of benefit to student partici- 
pants and should be of lastinR value to 
the community. 

What students will be employed.' 

Post-secondary or .secondary 
.students intending to return to school 
in the fall, who are Canadian citizens 
or permanent residents are eligible. 
Students interested in working on a 
qualified project should register at 
Canada Employment Centres or at 
Canada Employment Centres for 









llie Summer Youth Emplo™ent 
Program will make a contribution 
towards wages at the level of the 
provincial minimum wage. In addition, 
the Program contributes cmplovee 
Ixjnefits and up to $20. per person per 
week to cover project overhead co.sts. 

Where do you po from here.' 

Information and project proposiil 
application forms arc a\ailable at 
Canada l{mpl(>\Tiient ( Centres or 
I-;mployment Development Branch 

Deadline for project proposals is 
March 28. 

To receive financial a.ssistance to 
hire .students, proposals must Ix; 
submitted ( no later than 
March 28. Of course, it is to your 
organiz;ition's advanaige to submit its 
application as early ;is possible, but 
Marcli 28 is the final deadline. Now's 
the time to get that summer project 
off the ground. 

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