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McGill workers set to strike 

by NozTakahashi 

A strikeofMcGill's buildings and 
grounds workers has become a 
virtual certainty, as the workers 
yesterday almost unanimously 
rejected the administration's final 
contract offer at a stormy 
three-hour union meeting. 

As the 60-day conciliation period 
set down by the Quebec depart- 
ment of labour expired yesterday, 
the union can go on strike at any 
time. The two parties have been 
negotiating since the contract 
covering the buildings and grounds 
workers expired last June. The 
workers are members of Local 298 
of the Service Employees Union 
(affiliated to the Quebec Federa- 
tion of Labour. 

Of the 140 workers present at 
the meeting, 122 voted to reject 
McGilPs final offer. The rejection 
vote gave a strike mandate to the 
negotiating committee, which will 
hold one more session this week 
with McGill in an attempt to 
wrest last-minute concessions be- 
fore launching the strike. 

The only way a strike can be 
averted is if McGill decides at that 
meeting to drastically revise its 
position on the major issues in 
contention. Considering the "hang- 
tough" attitude taken by the 
administration so far, this possibil- 
ity seems quite remote. 

McGill's final wage offer falls 

from 42 to 73 cents short of union 
demands. The union is seeking 
wage parity with University of 
Montreal and University of Quebec 
at Montreal (UQAM). 

Another major issue is the fate of 
the $140,000 in the old sick-leave 
bank. Since the money was 
accumulated through deductions 
from the workers' pay cheques, the 
union is demanding that the entire 
sum be returned — in" cash — 
before McGilKs new sick-leave plan 
can be accepted. McGill's proposed 
method of ending the old bank 
would mean the reimbursement of 
only $40,800, leaving the workers 
short $100,000. 

"Either McGill should return all 
the money or it should prove that 
the workers have no right to the 
money. Deciding on its own to 
return less than a third of the sum 
is highway robbery and an insult to 
us," said one irate worker. 

Neither has McGill budged on 
the question of vacations and 
holidays. While U of M and UQAM 
workers receive three weeks paid 
vacation after one year of service 
and four weeks after ten years, 
McGill refuses to change its 
present policy of giving three 
weeks after five years and four 
after 13 years. The union wants 
three weeks after two years and 
four weeks after 10 years. 

On job security, the union is 

asking that McGill phase out within 
six months its practice of hiring 
non-union security guards, whose 
number on campus has increased 
from five in 1966 to 50 at present. 
The administration says that union 
jobs are not endangered by this 
practice, and has told the union 
that the increase is simply a 
function of "increased student un- 
rest" on campus. But the union is 
concerned, because the non-union 
guards, earning minimum wages, 
have taken over porters' and 
watchmen's jobs. McGill says it is 
fully justified in hiring whom it 
wants, claiming "employer's pre- 

Even if all the union demands are 
met, the 300 buildings and grounds 
workers would still be lagging 

behind U of M workers in fringe 
benefits and working conditions, 
but McGill refuses to listen to even 
this "gradual catch-up" plan 
presented by the union. 

Over 70 per cent of the buildings 
and grounds workers arc Italian 
immigrants, the rest being mostly 
Greek and Portuguese. The 
majority of them are middle-aged 
or approaching retirement, and 
have families to feed. 

Several workers have charged 
that McGill has been able to exploit 
them more than usual because they 
are handicapped by language and 
lack union experience: 

If a strike occurs, some workers 
added, the administration will try 
to prolong as long as possible the 
illusion that "it's business as usual 

on campus." The workers urged 
students and faculty not to remain 
neutral in the struggle, since by 
doing so they would be helping it 
maintain this illusion. Students, 
they sait], must oppose any 
attempts by McGill to mobilize 
campus opinion against the "un- 
reasonable demands" of the 
workers and any attempt to 
organize student scabs to perform 
tasks left by the workers (clean-up 
campaigns, snow removal crews, 

During the maintenance work- 
ers' strike at UQAM in 1970, 
students and faculty refused to 
cross picket lines and after two 
weeks of total paralysis on campus, 
the administration's resistance 

VOL.63, NO. 8 



Daily photo by John Price 
McGill building and grounds workers decide to strike if settlement is not reached this week. 

Speaker calls for destruction of Israel 

An American representative of 
the Israeli League of Human 
Rights says "the structure of the 
Zionist-Jewish state of Israel" — 
but not the people within it — 
should be destroyed. 

Dr. Norton Mezvinsky, oxplain- 
ing'that the cause of the problems 
in the Middle East is the Zionist 
jature of the state of Israel, said 
Friday at Sir George Williams 
University that his call for de- 
struction is for "orderly and peace- 
ful destruction." He called for the 
establishment of a secular, multi- 
racial state, but admitted that his 
proposals were only partial solu- 

Also speaking at Sir George 
Friday, which was the fourth day 
of a conference sponsored by the 
Quebec-Palestine Association on 
the Middle East, was Barry Rubin, 
foreign editor of the American 
radical weekly newspaper The 

Rubin predicted a violent future 
for the Middle East and disagreed 
with the view that U.S. policy in 
the Middle East is directed by the 
Jewish minority in the U.S. 

U.S. policy in the Middle East is 
made in the interest of "the people 
that run the country, the majority 
of whom are not Jewish — in fact, 
they are anti-Semitic." 

The first meeting of the new 
Daily staff members will be 
held today in room 307 in the 
Union. Old staffers should also 

Barry Bubin (left) and Norton Mezvinsky discussing the Middle East 
question at Sir George last Friday. 


There will be a meeting today ' 
to organize a Chile Solidarity 

The single most important 
task in the immediate future is 
organizing concrete support for 
the. Chilean people and their 
struggle against the repressive 
military junta. 

Those interested in organiz- 
ing a comnittce at McGill 
should come to the meeting 
today at 4 p.m. in room 123-4 in 
the Union 


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These ads may be placed in the 
advertising office at the University 
Centre from 10 am to 5 pm. Ads 
received by noon appear tho 
following day. Rates: 3 consecutive 
' insertions— $3.00 maximum 20 
words. 15 cents per extra word. 

leather jackets. All sizes — short and 
long. $55 ■ $65. Come to Daily 
Advertising-Offico (Union Basement) 
or call Nicki at 843-5462. evenings. 

Wardrobe Cabinet: $15, chesterfield 
bed $15. sofa with bolsters $15-43" 
round mirror $25. kitchen table $10, 
cups & dishes— 3 groups $10 each, all 
$25. Bed: steel (no mattress) $15, 
Stove, gas, Excellent Large $100 Fry 
Wcstinghouse Big $70.00-845 ; 9492 
— 11 a.m. — 3 a.m. 

Chevrolet 6-1 Mdibu SS Bucket Seats 
V8— convertible top, $150 or best of- 
fer-New Tires 277-2547 after 5:30 
p.m. 392-8867 9 a.m.— 5 p.m. 

1 P.M. in 


To consider the following motions: 

•RESOLVED that Radio McGill be allowed to resume 
normal operation immediately and to continue until the 
committee established to study the situation returns its 

•RESOLVED that any resolution in respect of any Stu- 
dents' Society major activity, society, or club require 
forty-eight hours notice to the executive of the said or- 
ganization before it can be brought before Council, and 
that the said organization be permitted to address Coun- 
cil on the resolution. . 

Gibson classical 1964. Excellent eon- 
dition, $240 845-6314. 

Peugeot 204. 1970 32.000 miles, 
radial tires. Good condition. MUST 
SELL, $680. Tel. 931-8531 (after 4:30 


Problem? Feel you need to rap with a 
rabbi? Call Israel Hausman 341-3580. 


Anyone wishing to play' hockey 
Thursday evenings from 8:30 to 10:30 
at the New Bonavcnture Arena on 
Cote De Liesse, please telephone 
Robert Berger at 842-6900 after 6 
p.m. Play starts October 4th. 

Practical Conversation French 
Course— To be offered by the 
M.S.E.A.— Course registration to 
take place Monday October 1, Wed- 
nesday October 3. And Thursday 
October 4, 7—10 p.m., Room 477 
S.B.B.— Gourse enrollment to -be 
limited— Registration Fee is $15 • 
For more information call 392-5213. 

Musicians into rock, blues, jazz, etc. 
interested in jamming and learning. 
No egomaniacs please. Call Chris, 
744-6172, leave message. 

—and get sick on a pizza. Tuesday 
and Thursday. 12—2 3653 Univer- 
sity. Corncr-rPine. 

POSTERS! 50 cents black-and- 
white, 75 cents colour. Over 400 
different types direct from whole- 
saler. 1168 St. Catherine West, room 
203, 11:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m., Monday- 
Friday. 861-6128. 

Guitar Instruction (and sales). 
Classic; Blues and Country • Finger- 
picking; Chord Theory. Learning can 
be fun! Call Kenny. 844-7824 (eves.) 

Need Extra Money? Sell your Eng- 
lish literature books to US. 477 
Milton— 845-5640. 

Music, beer, 3/$l, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. 
Post-game bash. 3647 University St. 

Certified Bartending Course — 
Registration for the course will take 
place, Monday October 1, 3-5 p.nv 
7-10 p.m.; Wednesday October 3, 
7-10 p.m.; Thursday October 4, 4-6 
p.m., 7-10 p.m. All registration will 
take place S.B.B. RM 477. 
Registration feo is $15.00. Classes 
start week of October 15. For more 
info, call 392-5213. 


Will pay best cash prices for 
accumulations or collections of comic 
books, large or small, new or old. 
Marvels and DCs preferred but will 
buy any offerings. Phone after 6:30 
any evening. Location convenient. 
Peel above Sherbrooke. 844-5044. 

ENSEMBLE has openings for 
violinists. Remuneration. Call 488- 
6208, after 6 p.m. 

Volunteers wanted (male & 
female)— concerned dynamic indivi- 
duals to advise Jewish teenage 
groups. For interview call 738-4753 
(9 A.M.-5 P.M.) 

Wanted: Elements of Cartography, 
Robinson and Sale; Interpretation of. 
Aerial Photography, Avery: Loca- 
tion in Space:, Lloyd and Dicken. Call 


room, with or without furniture, 
virtually on campus. Lowest Rent. 
Quiet studious person preferred. Call 
Diane anytime 844-4157. 

STANLEY ST. 3679 (McGregor) 
Charming building, bright basement, 
large l'/i $105 or $110 private en- 
trance unfurnished— office 279-6357, 
home 273-2081. 

Coloniale St. 3496 Semi basement 5 
Rooms. Partly furnished $85.00 
monthly (parking included) (near 
Sherbrooke). Within walking dis- 
tance to McGill. 274-5829. 

PhD Student needs roommate. Call 
David 484-1706. 

Typing lecture notes, term papers, 
thesis copy work stencils. Same day 
service. 733-3272 


I^ost gold-rimmed aviator glasses in 
brown case, Tuesday in Mclntyre. If 
found pi ease call Shelley 748-7071 or 

Gold snake bracelet. Tuesday on or 
near campus. Family heirloom. Im- 
measurable sentimental value. 
Phone 849-5428. Please. 


Sitter wanted for 3 month old baby 
Mon. and Wed. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Will 
transport to you. $1.00-$1.25 per 
hour. Phone 342-5619. 


What is a women's fraternity? 
Come and find out about us! Find 
friendship, and take part in 
sports, volunteer work, and on- 
campus activities. Watch for our 
notices in the Today and What's 
What Columns. Rush Dates — 
Oct 1 ■ 12th. 


Alpha (iamma Delta Women's 

Want to relax after classes? Alpha 
Gamma Delta invites all girls to tea 
this afternoon. Bring a' friend. 
3:30-5:30 p.m. 3563 University, apt; 
10. 844-5412. 
Murder at McGill: 
Round 1 begins today. Pick up your 
game card at the Union Box Office 
and get busy. 

Kappa Alpha Thcta Fraternity: 
K.A.T. invites women to dinner. 
Come and meet us! 6 8 p.m. 546 
Milton, apt. 2. 

First night of beginners' JUMP 

course. All are invited for an 

introduction to skydiving. 7 p.m. 

U-B47. 392-8901. 

Legal Aid Clinic: 

Union rm. 412. Open 11-3. 392-8952 

Marxism and Israel: 

Prof. W. Harvey of Philosophy 

Dept. will speak on Marxism and 

Israel. 1-2 p.m. Hillel - 3160 

Stanley. 845-9171. 


1st meeting of 73-74 session. Rm. 
457-58 of Union. 5 p.m. All 
welcome. 392-8917. 

Auditions for Gilbert <fc Sullivan's 
Mikado. Singers of all persuasions. 
Helpers, etc. Sign up and/or try 
out. 7-10 p.m. B26-27 Union. 
Community McGill: 
Lunch meeting today — these 
people need volunteers: Montreal . 
Children's Hospital Buddy Pro 
gram and tutoring program 
(children with special learning dis- 
abilities) and the Big Brother and 
Big Sister program of Family 
Service. 1-2 p.m. U-307. Office open 
12-3 p.m. in U-416. 
East Asian Studies Association: 
The East Asian Studies Associa 
tion will hold its first meeting of the 
year at the Centre for East Asian 
Studies at 7 p.m.. The agenda will 
include a report on summer 
activities, discussion of the role of 
the association at McGill, and a 
budget for this year. A film will he 
shown after the meeting. All 
interested parties are invited to 

French Conversation Course: 
Please attend registration for this 
course tonight. Coffee served. 7-10 
p.m. SBB 477. 392-5312. 
WAA Jog Marathon: 
Women. Jog at Currie or Molson 
any time til Oct. 5. Sign up in Currie 
locker room. ' 
English Dept. Film Series: 
Buster Kenton: Cops - Coney 
Island — Balloonatics - The 
Blacksmith. 4 p.m. Night showing, 
(time T.B.A.). L219. 484-5538. 
Debating Union: 
First Novice Training Session 
tonight. Come even if you missed 
last week's meeting. 7 p.m. Union B 
42. 392-8909. 



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There will be a series of October- 
November workshops held at the 
Woman's Place, 3764 St. Laurent 
Blvd. , tel. 845-7146. A $2 fee will be 
charged for the complete series of 
30 workshops. 

Monday, October 1, at 8 p.m. - 
Public Speaking— series of 6 

Thursday, October 4, at 8 p.m. - 
Women and the Visual Arts— se- 
ries of six workshops. 
. Tuesday, October9, at 8 p.m. -Wo- 
men & Law— series of six work- 

Wednesday, October 10, at 8 p.m. - 
Women to organize a Self-Help 

Thursday, October 11, at 8 p.m. - 
Basics of Writing— series of five 

Wednesday, October 17, at 8 p.m. - 
Problems of Third World Women 
—series of six workshops. 

Auditions for Gilbert and Sulli- 
van's "The Mikado" will be held in 
Union B 26-27 from 7 p.m. on- 
wards, on October 3, October 5, 
and October 7. Singers of all sorts 
' are warmly invited to try out for 
chorus parts and lead roles. No ex- 
perience or ability to read music 
necessary. (These qualities are 
helpful, though.) We also need set- 
builders, costume-confectioners, 
make-up-gnomes, and other talen- 
ted foiks. So come to B 26-27: 
up or try out.. .or bothl 


Membership cards are on sale 
now at the E.U.S. office. The club 
features a fully equipped darkroom 
(chemicals provided), bulk film on 
sale at reduced prices (35 cents for 
36 exposures Tri-X, etc.). and free 
lessons in developing and printing 
to begin in October. Cards are 

$3.00, available from 11 a.m. to 5 

Our Jibrary tours will save y où 
hours of wasted work: learn to find 
the books you need and the infor- 
mation you want. Come to the 
Monday to Friday this week at 3 
p.m. and if you can't make it then, 
come and see us— we'll arrange 

The McGill Student Entrepre- 
neurial Agencies. Inc. offers for a 
second consecutive year a course 
on hypnotism. It will be taught by 
Maurice Kershaw, Director of the 
Canadian Institute of Hypnotism, 
starting Monday October 15, and 
will continue for 8 consecutive 
Mondays from 8 to 10 p.m., in Lea- 
cock 114. Registration is held on 
Monday, October 1, Wednesday, 
October 3, and Thursday, October 
4, between 7 and 10 p.m. in SBB 
477. Please come and inquire. Cof- 
fee will be served. For further 
information call MSEA at 392-3094 
or 392-5213. 


Come to Community McGill if 
you want information about 
volunteering. We can tell you 
about being a big brother or sister, 
tutoring, recreation programs, 
assisting in day care centers, 
friendly visiting on hospital wards, 
working with children who have 
speech problems, and volunteering 
in a hospital emergency unit. These 
are some of the areas in which we 
already have programs. If however 
you've got your own ideas or 
special talents, we're ready and 
willing to give whatever support or 
suggestions we can. Few programs 
require experience; most pro- 
grams demand only an interest in 
other people and willingness to 
commit yourself to spending 3-5 
hours a week volunteering. For 
more information come to Union 
416 or call 392-8980 betwen 12 and 

CUSO Information meeting: 
"Canada and the Caribbean". Spea- 
ker and discussion. 4824 Cote-des- 
Neiges, Room 310, 7:30 p.m. All 

Certified bartending course; 
registration for the course will take 
place, Monday October Ï, 3-5 p.m., 
and 7-10 p.m.; Wednesday October 
3, 7-10 p.m. and Thursday October 
4, 4-6 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. All regis- 
tration will take place in SBB room 
477. Registration fee is $15. 
Classes start week of October 15. 
For more information, call 

Are women's Frats for you? 
Think positive! 

Come meet us during rush on Octo- 
ber 1 to 12. 

Lunches, coffees and dinners 
served. Look in Today column and 
Classified ads of Daily for when and 
where. Great time to make friends 
and run into old ones you haven't 
seen in a while. Hope to meet you. 
Just drop in. 

For information on Camera Club 
membership and the beginners' 
course, please check the bulletin 
board outside the darkroom (Union 

Round 1 of our annual 
death-defying game is about to 
commence. Rules are as follows: 
1; Eligibility: Any member of 
the McGill community may 
participate — students,' faculty or 

2. Registration; Sign up at the 
Union Box Office between Sept. 
24 and Sept. 28. Warning - NO 
late entries can be accepted. 

3. Pick up your personalized 
game card from the Union Box 
Office on October 1st. 

4. Each entrant receives a list 
of five names of other entrants, 
plus two "lives". 

5. The object of the game is to 
"murder" these victims in the 
most ingenious possible way. No 

victim may be killed more than 
once by any one murderer, and 
the entrant must only murder the 
victims on his own list. 

6. When an entrant is 
murdered, he must surrender one 
of his lives to his murderer. 
(However, lives of previous' 
victims may be surrendered in 
place of the entrant's own lives.) 

7. Round 1 will run from Oct. 1 
until midnight on Oct. 31. Players 
who have 4 or more lives in their 
possession at the end of the round 
should turn them in at the Union 
Box Office in order to qualify for 

8. Mastermurder will be played 
from March 6 to March 20 with a 
different set of rules which will 
remain secret until that time. The 
winners of Mastermurder receive 
appropriate prizes in recognition 
of their superior necromantic 

If you still have questions about 
NSE leave a note at the Union 
Box Office and we'll "be in touch 
with you". 

The Nccrophilic Studies Ex- 
periment lives! 

Till death do us part, 


Late registration will take place 
at Red path Hall on Monday, Oc- 
tober 1 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
This is the final date for all students 
to register. 


Now's your chance to do what 
you've always dreamed of, the 
space-age sport of SKYDIVING! 
Feel the thrill of the realization of 
man's ultimate desire, to be able to 
soar unencumbered through the 
air, to be able to fly! 

Doyou like speed? Acceleration? 
Skydiving provides this all without 
restraining earthly tics. If you feel 
this is your sport, come to our be- 
ginners course Monday 1st at 7 
P.M. held in the Student Centre, 
B47. If you're undecided, hop on 
down anyway and see what skydi- 

vine's all about. We'd like to see 
you! Skydiving is not only a man's 
sport. We have lots of women sky- 
divers. For more info come to B-17 
or call 392-8901. . 

First meeting for the '73-'74 ses- 
sion will be held on Monday, Octo- 
ber 1, Union Rm. 457-458, at 5 p.m. 
We welcome all interested stu- 
dents to attend. Activities for the 
coming year will be discussed. 


ISA nominations: the posts of 
treasurer and public relations of- 
ficer are open. Five signatures are 
needed on the nomination form 
from members of the ISA council 
(executive committee and heads of 
national clubs). Chief Returning 
Officer is Wei Chin. Drop your 
nomination in the MCSS mailbox 
by Oct. 1. 


How would you like to play 
against the best bridge players in 
the world? Now is your chance. The 
McGill University Bridge Club will 
sponsor (we hope) a team to play in 
the district finals of the Grand Na- 
tional Team Championships. If you 
would like to play on a team, or 
field a team of your own, phone 
Howard, 481-9122 or Robert, 


Students interested in trying out 
for the Intercollegiate Water Polo 
team should attend first practice 
Monday October 1 at 6 pm, and 
report to Kirk Thompson, Water 
Polo Coach. Practice schedule as 

Mondays: 6-7 pm 

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm 
Fridays 5:30-6:30 pm 

Saturdays 9:30- 1 1 am (for selected 

Prerequisites— previous water po- 
lo or competitive swimming ex- 

Season Duration— October 1, 1973 
to February 9, 1974. 



Coup pooh-poohed 

To the editor: " 

• I deeply resent "and loudly 
protest your treatment of the 
Chilean governmental changes in 
Vol. 63 No. 3. As a new student, I 
am unaware as to whether or not 
you frequently use Asian News 
Services or Prensa Latina. How- 
ever, everyone must realize that 
these services have all the object- 
ivity of Tass or any one of Herr 
Doktor Goebbels' inventions. 
Thus, the use of these highly 
suspect sources does you no good: 
a possible exception is with hard- 
core propagandists who delight in 
agit-prop used for its own sake. 

A distinct bias is also shown in 
your .use of the word "coup" in 
banner headlines. Why "coup" and 
not "revolution"? Answer: to a 
Marxist a revolution is from the 
people while a change in ".oppres- 
sors" is merely a coup. 

In conclusion, I feel that this 
. revolution was good for Chile, in 
that it ended the slowdowns and 
shutdowns that had crippled the 
nation's economy in recent 
months. I also feel that this has 
been good for the world situation 
because the "Free World" (?) 
couldn't , face a freely elected 
Marxist government, nor could 
hard-line Marxists. Finally, it 
restores confidence in the Ameri- 

can government because the CIA 
has proved that it hasn't lost its 

Robert Brais 

Book sale undersold 

To the editor: 

Prompted by the inaccuracies 
described in Michael Johnson's 
article "Few Profit From Sale"... 
Daily, Mon. Sept. 24.:., this is a 
brief exposition of more positive 
features of tho second-hand book 

The sale came into being 
through the initiative of the Stud- 
ents' Council executive and re- 
flects the executive's genuine de- 
sire to improve the student's lot on 
campus. The question is — has it 
done so, and at what expense? 

The executive decided to call for 
bids to run the second-hand book 
sale as a business venture because 
it was aware of past failures of 
volunteer clubs and organisations 
to provide an effective service. 
The bid was won and a profit^ 
figure of 15 per cent was agreed 
upon. The 15 per cent commission 
is charged only on books actually 
sold through the sale, contrary to 
Johnson's assertion in this article.- 
The student is encouraged to ask a 
price of 60-75 per cent of the 
original price of the book, if the 
book is in good condition. No 
charge is made on unsold books; 
they arc returned to owners on 

Over 1000 students have con- 
signed books to elate and have 

Associate editor: 
Managing editor: 
Photography editor:. 
Sports editor: 
Business manager: 
Production assistant: 
Advertising manager: 

Joan Mandell 
. Andrew Phillips 
Sheldon Coldfarb 
Mark Sandiford 
Elliott Pap 
David Welner 
Ron Fleischman 
Irina Loewy 

The McGill Daily is published five times a week by the Students' 
Society oî McGill University, 3480 McTavish Street. Montreal 112. 
Editorial opinions expressed in these pages are not necessarily the 
official opinions of tho Students' Society. 

Mail subscriptions: $9. 

Editorial offices: 392-8955. Advertising office: 392-8902. 

received more than $4000 from the 
book sale. Many students have 
been enabled to unload unwanted 
expensive textbooks and thereby 
help fight the spiralling cost of 
new books. 

The service has been a success, 
and one hopes that it will be 
continued in the future. Perhaps 
an alternative means of compensa- 
tion could be found for the organ- 
isers of future sales so that they 
could derive equivalent satisfac- 
tion from working a 12-hour day. 
However, never, never call, it 
profit, for there are those who 
would prefer to have all student 
activities financed by a handshake. 

Fred Guilhaus, MBA 2 

Editor's Note: Mr. Guilhaus is in 
charge of the second-hand book 

Daily too far out 

To the editor: 

I would be interested to know 
whether you are planning a col- 
umn of sorts where the students of 
McGill can write freelance articles 
(not editorials) about the univers- 
ity. Of course, certain issues 
should allow for an amount of bias, 
e.g., the university's policy per- 
taining to destruction and con- 
struction within McGill boundar- 
ies, especially ir. the Milton-Park 
area and on University Street. 

Too much space in the newspap- 
er is concerned with events that 
students cannot relate to or react 
to in a beneficial way. We should 
be more concerned with civic, 
provincial, and university mat- 
ters, rather _than international 
happenings. I am not saying that 
the Daily should drop all concern 

for world affairs, but it should 
stress its responsibility to the 
student body and its affairs, e.g., 
criticism, if any. of the music 
faculty's programs, facilities, ev- 
ents, etc. 

L.F. MacLellan 

Editor's note: We would like to 
give you an idea of the types of 
articles contained in the Daily as of 
your letter dated September 2h. 
An intensive study of the various 
subjects dealt with in the Dailies 
of September 21, 22, and 23 
reveals that 23 articles were 
strictly concerned with McGill, 4 
were on other universities, 3 dealt 
with topics in Quebec, and only 4 
were of the international variety. 
These last four articles discussed 
important issues in Vietnam and in 

From the Students' Society executive 

Against the power of open meetings 

by Earlc Taylor 

Students' Society 
External Vice-President 

I have been thinking for the past 
week about what to include in an 
article like this — and believe me, 
it's not easy to decide. There are 
really so many things that I'd like 
to make you aware of that it is 
virtually impossible to include 

•them all. 

In any case, I'll begin by giving 
. new students at McGill a little 
background information. First of 
all, the three of us on the executive 
(Paul Dragcr, president; Mark 
Bcrnier, internal vice-president; 
and myself) decided to run last year 
because we believed that if a uni- 
fied executive was elected, we 
might be able to implement some 

'radical changes in the Students' 
Society: changes that would get 
more of you involved, put an end 
to many of the outrageous things 
that tako place in the Union 
(University Centre), and hopefully 
give the Students' Society a good 
basic organized structure, which 
would make it more democratic 
and also make the term "student 

only 515 votes. Mark Bcrnier 
gained 1,385 votes, and his closest 
competitor got 726. 1 received 1 ,325 
voles, and my major opponent got 

Naturally,' when you receive 
such a large majority over the 
ion people v 

J a lishment within the Union, you 
at can't help but interpret it as a 
mandate from the students for 
some pretty heavy changes in the 
Students' Society. Unfortunately, 
the people whom I refer to as the 
"Union establishment" (better 
known as "Union hacks") don't give 
a damn about any mandate we may 
have received and so, by the 
weakness of our constitution, they 
can and seem to be willing to 
overturn every major decision we 
make through your elected Coun- 

Open meetings 
This weakness allows 300 
students (about two per cent of our 
population) to constitute a quorum 
at an official open meeting of the 
Students' Society. Of those 300 
present, 151 students have the 
power to vote anything they want. 

This means that one per cent of 
our membership can overturn any 

power" or whatever you wish to 
call it, a reality at McGill. 

The way we arc set up at present 
makes us an, almost powerless 
voice in dealing with desired 
changes in university courses or 
university policy. It's really quite 

pathetic how a Students' Union people who represent the cstab- 
with a budget of over $300.000 a lishment 
year can be so ineffective 
implementing changes nt the 
university, municipal, and provin- 
cial government levels. Unfortun- 
ately, this is true of the McGill 
Students' Society. 

As a slate 

As some of you may be aware, we 
on the executive ran as a slate in an 
election held last February, and 
thanks to a very thorough 
campaign, we won. But the 
important thing is the overwhelm- 
ing majority we received. 

About 2,500 students voted in 
each election. (Not too impressive 
considering there are about 15,000 
students at McGill. but most 
elections seldom find more than 
2,000 voters). Paul Dragcr re-- 
ceived 1,447 votes, and his closest 
opponent (who happens to have 
been thc-now-famous-allacross- 
campus Will Hoffman) received 

decision of the, representative 
Students' Council. One per cent of 
our membership can vote any 
amount of money (maximun 
$300,000) to any outside group they 
wish. The paradox of this whole- 
situation is that one per cent of the 
Students' Society cannot vote any 
-amount of money to an inside group 
(i.e., one that is normally funded by 
the Students' Society). This is 
because the constitution states 
that an "inside" group's budget 
must be approved by the financé 
committee and by Council. 

As a result of the power of these 
open meetings, the executive and 
Students' Council is quite limited in 
what they can do. They have to be 
careful not to offend any group — 
even if that group is causing severe 
problems. After all, it's pretty easy 
for any group to get 151 friends to 
support them in an open meeting — 
especially when there's a "cause." 
A lot of criticism 

This, of course, brings us i 
several topics with regards to 
which the executive has received a 
lot of criticism — criticism that we 
feel has often been unfair (a biased 
opinion on our part — obviously). 
But this is precisely why I've taken 

the time to write this rather 
lengthy article. I honestly feel thai 
many of you have been left with a 
very one-sided opinion of what we 
are doing, and it's about time you 
heard the other side. 

At the beginning of the year we 
realized that the Daily would be 
continuously pointing out our 
faults, and we agreed not to pay 
any attention to it. But, when 
friends approach you and ask how 
you managed to "steal" all "that 
money," then you begin to wonder 
what the rest of the students must 
think. Obviously, this concerns us 
quite a bit. If it didn't, I wouldn't 
have spent the time required to 
write this article. 

There are several specific lopins 
with which I'd like to deal, but 1 was 
recently informed that I would 
have to limit this article to about 
1,000 words an issue so please 
check the Daily this week for 
on the following : 1) 
executive honorariums; 2) the 
closure of Radio McGill (naturally): 
3) the day care issue; 4) the 
proposed new constitution; 5) 
payment of George Kopp — Daily 
cartoonist; 6) and a few other 
general comments. 



News analysis 

Declassification and Quebec teachers 

by Kirk Stevens 
. The past week in the 100-odd 
schools of the Protestant School 
Hoard of Greater Montreal 
(PSBGM) has been one of the most 
significant and frustrating in the 
history of that venerable institu- 

The declassification and the 
student strikes it sparked come at a 
time when Montreal school boards 
are adapting to Bill 71. which gave 
citizens a vote and a voice in public 
education for the first time. With 
the arbitrary declassification and 
consequent pay cuts of 850 PSBGM 
teachers enforced by the govern- 
ment, the much touted democrat- 
ization and decentralization of the 
school system seems to have 
broken down before it started. 

By the end of the week, all 
parties in the dispute felt caught in 
the middle. The newly elected 
board found itself powerless to 
defy the government because Bill 
71 had ended fiscal autonomy. The 
teachers, prevented from striking 
until 1975, found themselves 
impotent except to cut off all 
extracurricular activities. The 
students felt themselves to be 
pawns in an education game that in 
theory is supposed to be for their 
benefit, but quite obviously isn't. 

Technically, the crux of the 
dispute centres on the govern- 
ment's decreed classification sys- 
tem, which categorizes qualifica- 
tions according to the number of 
years spent in study. Seemingly a 
rational system, it actually penal- 
izes many who have studied 
outside the province in schools with 
different promotion systems. As 
well, it downgrades teachers who 
earned a bachelor's decree with 
majors or who have taken certain 
night courses to upgrade them- 
selves, which counted before but 
not now. Some instructors have 
lost more than S2.00O a year. 

The declassification dispute 
finds its roots in the history of 
education in Quebec since the 
"Quiet Revolution." Before the 
establishment of the department of 
education, in 19G4, the educational 
system worked in a rather 
haphazard manner, with each local 
board collecting money and spend- 
ing it on facilities and salaries 
according to local conditions and 
demands. Certain boards, like 
PSBGM. could afford to pay their 
teachers at a substantially higher 
level than others. 

Since the demands of a technical 
society made the continuance of 
such varied standards impossible 
and since glaring inequalities in 
educational standards could no 
longer be tolerated by the 
francophone majority in Quebec, 

the government ol the Quiet 
Revolution — and all Quebec 
governments since — fell impelled 
to attempt some sort of homogen- 
ization of education. By setting up 
the department of education, the 
government could exercise control 
over curriculum and practices by 
virtue of its control of funds. 

The attempt to equalize the 
quality of education throughout 
Quebec was impossible because of 
the weak financial position of the 
government. Caught between the 
contrary threats of inflation and 
recession and fearing to antagonize 
taxpayers with larger tax burdens, 
the government was unable to 
provide the ideal solution of paying 
teachers according to the stan- 
dards of the more afnuent boards. 

The solution was to decelerate 
pay increases in some sectors and 
to accelerate them in others. 
Deceleration was, of course, the 
preferred method. 

Teachers, their status enhanced 
by the new regard for education, 
had quite different ideas, however. 
The result has been a dreary cycle 
of negotiating master contracts, 
cutting off negotiations, having a 
strike, then legislating the teach- 
ers back to work by decree. And 
with every new swing of the cycle, 
it becomes apparent that the 
teachers, like other civil servants, 
find it frustrating to be in the 
employ of an institution — the state 
— that is also the final court of 
appeal in any labour dispute. 

Specifically, the declassification 
dispute arose after the forced 
settlement of the Common Front 
Strike. The teachers were legislat- 
ed back by the national assembly 
and given a master contract. Some 
clauses of the contract were not 
spelled out in detail, the idea being 
that further negotiations on these 
points between the government 
and the unions would help 
moderate the arbitrariness of the 
legislation and make for better 
"labour relations." To arrive at a 
settlement, the government im- 
posed a deadline, after which, 
failing agreement, it threatened to 
decree its own solution. Classifica- 
tion was one of these areas. 

Among the teachers' unions, 
classification also was the most 
divisive issue, as Provincial 
Association of Protestant Teachers 
(PAPT), the Provincial Association 
of Catholic Teachers (PACT), and 
the Quebec Teachers' Corporation 
(CEQ) could not agree among 
themselves on an equitable stand- 
ard of qualifications. The problem 
was that each union drew its 
membership from people who were 
educated in different systems. For 

. * ■ 

example, many of the Catholic 
teachers had proceeded through 
the colleges classiques for which no 
real equivalent is found in the 
Protestant system. 

Thus, after the deadline was 
passed, the government decreed 
its own solution: a classification 
manual. Negotiations for a better 
system are still in progress, but 
the manual will be in force until 
June 1971, when a committee set 
up to deal with the issue will make 
its report. 

Meanwhile, teachers find them- 
selves in a situation with little 
prospects of improvement. They 
are forbidden to strike until 1975. 
and even then the right to strike 
against their employers depends 
on the goodwill of the employers 

In the PAPT. the attitude that 
the government is pro"French" 
and is trying to "drag us (i.e.: 
English Protestants) down to their 
level" doesn't do much good in 
terms of presenting - the govern- 
ment with a really unified common 
front of teachers (i.e. with the 
CEQ). But the PAPT and the 
Montreal Teachers' Association 
(MTA) do in general recognize that 
such a common front is necessary 
and are willing to seek agreement 
with their sister unions. Anti- 
French and parochial attitudes in 
the general membership of the 
MTA are still around, but in the 
face of governmental intransi- 
gence, they are giving way to a 
more practical form of conscious- 
ness. , 

Direct action in the short run is, 
however, limited, Last week, the 
MTA voted to suspend all the 
teachers' extra-curricular activit- 
ies, an action that affects the 

Daily photo by Tooker 

PSBGM's 21 high schools, but 
doesn't make much of an impact at 
the elementary level. This decision 
sparked a rather spontaneous and 
unorganized series of student 
walkouts last week. 

The attitudes of the teachers, the 
PSBGM. and the students them- 
selves to the walkouts only reveals 
the confused nature of the 
situation. First, the students. 
Although the student walkouts 
were sparked by the teachers' ban 
on extra curricular activities, the 
anger of the students was directed 
at the government, not the 
teachers. In fact the students 
expressed support of the teachers. 

The "strikes" began Wednesday 
at Verdun High. The call to strike 
spread by means of a mimeo- 
graphed circular distributed by 
hand to the other schools. The 
original plan called for an all-day 
strike Thursday, but as soon as the 
word got around, many students 
began leaving classes immediately. 
Through Thursday and Friday, 
students left classes, came back to 
classes, milled around and dis- 
persed — all in a very haphazard 
and almost miraculous fashion. 
Leadership was in most cases 
non-existent and although students 
in general knew what the issues 
were, many did not. Grade-eights 
were going to their teachers with 
puzzled countenances, begging for 
directions and beinganswered only 
by non committal shrugs and "I 
don't knows." In many cases, the 
mildness of the weather contribut- 
ed to whatever solidarity there was 
in the movement. 

By the end of the week, a 
rough-and-ready organization — 
the "inner-City Students Council" 
— was trying to coordinate things 
and had established a tentative 

contact with the MTA. Its ability to 
influence the students is, however, 
in doubt, as it is a difficult task for 
high school students to communic- 
ate openly with their confreres in a 
milieu that often tends to be 
repressive. The second problem is 
that student leaders are often 
regarded as the principal's lackeys 
by some wild. and woolly elements, 
who just want to strike for the hell 
of it and to whom the thought of 
waiting a day to cut classes is 

The teachers? The MTA made a 
disavowal of any responsibility for 
the strike, and it could not have 
been more honest. Fearful of losing 
their jobs, but secretly pleased at 
the walkouts, teachers most often 
parried queries from the students 
with Cheshire cat smiles and 
silence. A significant minority of 
older teachers did not say 
anything, but quietly wondered 
what their little portions of the 
world were coming to. After all, in 
the high schools, the students arc 
often still an enemy to be faced 
daily across a desk, and force-fed 
knowledge for their own good. 

Officially, Don Peacock, MTA 
president, has thanked the stud- 
ents for their concern and 
expressed the hope that they will 
return to classes, as he considers 
them to have made their case 
already, at least on declassification. 

The PSBGM? After having giv- 
en verbal support to its teachers' 
demands by calling the govern- 
ment's action intolerable, the 
PSBGM could not very well 
discipline the strikers, but neither 
did it condone the action. The 
Fielding office's attitude is simple: 
wait for Monday and see what 

During this week, the govern- 
ments, the PSBGM, and the MTA 
are to negotiate with a view to 
moderating the harshness of 
declassification. The government is 
trying to get a soft public relations 
image, but what it is prepared to 
yield is anyone's guess. Although it 
is extremely doubtful whether the 
government will renounce the 
classification manual, it might 
agree to a more liberal interpreta- 
tion of it, meaning that the salary 
cuts for PSBGM teachers could be 
moderated. The prospect of an 
election on October 29, with the 
Liberals finding it necessary to woo 
or at least placate Montreal's 
anglophones, might make the 
government a little less intransi- 
gent than in the past. But, then, 
Quebec might feel that it has the 
anglophone vote sewed up and 
must not alienate members of the 
francophone community. 


Brooks scores 3 TDs as.. 

Redmen trample Mac 55-7 

by Elliott I'ap 

It's been said thai the world of 
sports is a world full of cliches. For 
example, how often have you heard 
"You've gotta RÎVC 1 10 per cent out 
there at all times" or "The 
turnovers can kill you" or "It's a (!0 
minute name" etcetera, etcetera. 

Last Saturday at Molson Stad- 
ium, the Met; ill Redmen did not 
give 1 10 per cent at all times, they 
committed lour turnovers in the 
first quarter alone, and they played 
only . '10 minutes. Instant conclusion 
— "Hoy, they probably got wiped." 
Instant rebuttal — "Are you 
crazy'.'!!" They played MacJac. 

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, they 
played the MacJac Clansmen, a 
team which plainly and simply has 
no business being on the same 
gridiron as the powerful Red men. 
There seems to he littje value in 
criticizing the Clansmen and calling 
then a hopeless, hapless, helpless, 
hop-less team: because they aren't 
that bad. They're just playing in 
the wrong league — Vanicr and 
I (awson are more their speed. This 
view is shared by many who follow 
the QUAA, including, probably, 
the Clansmen themselves. They 
lost their first encounter 52-0 and 
their second (against McGill) ô~>-7. 
Now that's not exactly fielding a 
competitive team, is it? 

Funs and sunshine 
Okay, let's forget the fact the 
game should not have been played, 
and tell everyone what happened. 

First of all, the weather was nice, 
actually, brilliantly sunny at times. 
Second, the crowd topped the 1000 
mark (estimates were in the 
1200-1500 range) which is about 100 
per cent better than last year's 

With these things going for 
them, one would have expected the 
Redmen to come out roaring. 
Instead they came out like 
pussycats and, surprisingly, it was 
the Clansmen who were fired up. 
Can this be the same group of 
Clansmen who were supposed to 
have no team? 

It looked like it when Redmen 
halfback Mike Chambers rolled 
around right end for a 99-yard 
touchdown run midway through 
the first quarter., However, a clip 
brought the ball back to the McGill 
•15. (Oh well.) Three plays later Don 
Cowie fumbled at the Mac 53 and 
the Clansmen recovered. (Oh 
really?) Six plays later Redman 
Howie Warner fumbled a missed 
field goal, which Mac's Mike 
Schofield recovered for a touch- 
down. (Oh no!) 

So here were our bumbling 
heroes trailing 7-0 to a supposedly 
inept opponent. If it wasn't for the 
uniforms, we might have had 
trouble telling who was who. The 
Hodmen's first quarter miseries 
didn't end with the TD. though. 

On McGill's next series, quarter- 
back Dis Auders was intercepted 
by Jeff Mills. Hut the Clansmen, 
nice visitors that they were, 
fumbled the ball right back to their 
hosts. So Auders threw another 
interception to Jeff Mills. Finally, 
the disastrous (for the Redmen 
anyway) first quarter mercifully 

came to an end, and then the fun 

Auders to Hon Kelly for a 
30-yard touchdown pass. Auders to 
Ross Brooks for a 41-yard TD pass. 
Auders to Brooks again, this time a 
32-yard pass and run play. 
Conceded safety touch on bad snap. 
Wide field goal attempt for single. 
Halftimc — McGill 24, MacJac 7. 

The 21 point blitz took a mere 

nine and a half minutes, and now it 
was clearly evident to all those 
present that McGill was McGill and 
that Mac was, indeed, Mac. 
Dull third quarter 
The third quarter was fairly dull 
as the Redmen decided to save (?) 
their strength for the fourth. 
Graham Hook, a refugee from the 
engineering flagball league, is the 
ly name worth mentioning, as he 

sacked Mac OR Dan Gendron for a 

The final quarter completed Ihèj 
carnage (obviously — if you've 
been keeping count ). as the big Red 
scored at will. 

Hob Lapkovsky drove in from 
the 3 yard line. Soon after, back-up 
QBTony Pietroniro tossed a 3-yard 
TD pass to Ross Brooks, after 
sucking in Mac's defence with a 

play-action fake. After that, Don 
Cowie broke loose on a 27-yard TI > 
run. And soon after that (more 
precisely, the game's last play), 
DUR Brian Quick returned an 
interception 1 00 yards (pant! pant!) 
for the last major score of the 
afternoon. Ron Kelly's talented toe 
accounted for the remainder of the 

NOTES: Some interesting statis- 
tics from the game show that the 
Redmen piled up 445 yards total 
offence, 203 of them on the 
ground.... Mike Chambers and Don 
Cowie each rushed for over 100 
yards. ...The Redmen were also 
penalized for well over 100 yards, 
prompting several players lo 
remark that they thought the 
officials were trying to keep the 
score down... .Brian Quick recover- 
ed one fumble and made three 
interceptions. His total yardage on 
those plays was nearly as much as 
Mac's entire offence of 137 
yards.. ..As a team, the Redmen 
picked off seven passes.... 

FAR CRAP: Guard Tom Mas... 
talking about offensive tackle Don 
Dawson, "lie's probably the best 
tackle in the league." Dawson's 
reply? "Masco's right, you know.".. 
..Coach Charlie Haillie on Loyola's 
loss to Bishop's. "It makes the 
league more interesting....'' 
Me on Cable TV's production of the 
game, shown yesterday afternoon. 
"Pretty terrible but it's a start."At 
least the half time interview with 
the Daily's sports editor was (dull!) 
foist class.... 

Daily photo by Hick Martin 

Redmen end Ron Kelly tries vainly to snag this Dis Auders pass. Although he failed, Kelly did manage u 
30-yard TD reception during Saturday's rout. 

Inside the women's athletics scene 

by Ellen Eintcrz 
and Nancy I.agodich 

Imagine September. 1899. 
McGill University's Royal Victoria 
College has just welcomed its first 
women students. On a sunny, 
autumn afternoon, the girls in the 
gang, appropriately clad in 
billowing skirts and rufled, 
high-collared blouses, decide to 
shoot a few action-packed matches 
of croquet. Other women, who are 
not so competitive, but are equally 
in favour of exercise, lace up their 
tennis boots and take a few brisk 
strolls through McGill's verdant 

Imagine September 1973. On 
McGill's campus, women, wearing 
the latest sweatsuits and tailor-fit- 
ted cutoffs, practise field hockey to 
a background harmony of whistles, 
drills, whistles, derogatory out- 
bursts, and whistles. In Molson 
Stadium, women jog two to five 
miles a day in a marathon 
competition. Basketball, volleyball, 
hocky and swimming teams await 
another season of victories and 
defeats, of practices and tourna- 
ments, of sleeping in buses and 
eating peanut butter and jelly 
dinners. Fencers, curlers, and 
tennis players anticipate another 
season of excitement, work-outs 

and team spirit, while the other 
sports minded have another chance 
at improving their skills through 

Behind the conglomeration of 
teams and activities is the 
Women's Athletic Association of 
McGill. It is the WAA which 
organizes extramural and intra- 
mural sports, keeps records of 
team and individual scorings, 
provides the programs with a 
budget, and tries throughout the 
year to reach every McGill female 
who has an interest in any aspect of 
athletics. Under the supervision 
and zeal of this year's WAA 
president, Sue Raquette, the 
success of the WAA is certain to 
continue increasing. Sue was in the 
working world for awhile before 
joining McGill's CEGEP and 
collegiate basketball teams. Now in 
Ul and heading for (what else?) a 
bachelor of Physical Education, she 
has become a vital force both on the 
field hockey and ice hockey teams. 

"The purpose of the WAA is to 
encourage as many girls with an 
interest in athletics as we can," Sue 
emphasized. "Since more are 
interested in the intramural sports 
than in intercollegiate teams, we 
are putting more of our energy in 
that program." 

Sue went on to explain that the 

major problem in the past has been 
informing members of the larger 
faculties, such as Arts and Science, 
of programs available to them 
while at the same time encouraging 
them to participate. Many 
newcomers shrink at the entrance 
of the Currie Gymnasium, 
questioning their skill and 
experience, wondering what forms 
and super-muscle tests await them. 
The WAA wants to squelch that 

The basic change in the WAA ! 
this year is the subdividing of the 
organization so that each unit may 
concentrate exclusively on its 
function. On this principle, the 
faculty of Arts and Science has 
been split into two separate 
intramural teams, each with a 
faculty representative on the 
council. This change is part of the 
effort being made to inform the 
students of activities available to 
them. •* 

In addition, WAA officers are 
considering obtaining a bulletin 
board or some other sort of 
information centre on lower 
campus, possibly in the Union, for 
the convenience of interested 
students. If such a location could be 
established, more would know 
that, for example, McGill's WAA 
offers thirteen intramural sports, 

as well as five coeducational 
activities and nine intercollegiate 
teams. More would know that the 
Iveagh Munro Award, the Dr. 
Gladys Bean Award, and other 
awards are presented to women for 
their degrees of participation. 
More would know about intramural 
standings, about results of McGill's 
intercollegiate games, where 
teams rank in their leagues, about 
intramural schedules, varsity 
games and tournaments. 

Of the six principlcson which the 
Women's Intramural Program is 
based, one is to "provide the 
facilities and organized athletic 
activity which will encourage 
maximum participation". In ac- 
complishing this goal, the 
executive of the WAA will mold its 
interests in the interests of its 
participants. President Sue Ra- 
quette is anxious to acknowledge 
the principle, as is the entire 
Women's Athletic Association. 
Undoubtedly, there are those who 
prefer a tranquil match of croquet 
to muddy cleats. However, since 
those with such preference have 
diminished during the past 
decades, croquet has become one 
of the sports the WAA does not 
offer.. .but. you croquet-lovers, 
don't despair, for, as Sue said, "Our 
constitution is flexible." 



s anticipate 

winning season 



by John M . Robertson 
It's back. Basketball is here 
again and the leather hits the 
hardwood in preparation for the 
upcoming cage season. At this time 
last year, the Rcdmcn Hoopsters 
were coming off an extremely 
successful season capped off by 
.their participation in the national 
championships in Vancouver. 
. Today is n different story,- folks, 
as last season was marked with 
numerous problems, among them, 
an inexperienced and inconsistent 
team, highlighted more by 
colorful personalities than playing 
ability. Where then, do we find 

Preseason scouting reports 
have been filtering in from various 
sources throughout the QUAA 
league, sources who at this time 
will remain unnamed, so as to 
protect their anonymity. The early, 
but I would be quick to add, not 
premature, hearsay has the 
Redmcn among the "teams to beat 
in the QUAA this year. Rumours, 
not unfounded, have disclosed that 
our hoopsters will be, in the 
greatest tradition of understate- 
ment, "tough on the boards". How 
tough? "Like leather," says one 
qualified source. 

, To what do our cagers owe their 
unprecedented look? Firstly, this 
year will be, for many of the fans, a 
year of nostalgia. Returning to the 
Redmen roster this season will be 
tWo - flashes from the 'past. Two 
players with the abilities to strike 
fear into the opposition's heart by 
their mere appearance- on the 
court. The players in question — 
gunrd Chad Gaffield and forward . 
John Derby. 

Gaffield, a New York product, is 
renowned for his ability to "pot the 
pill from way downtown". To "pot 
the pill" is synonymous with 
scoring a basket, "way downtown" 
is from a range of approximately 20 

feet. After sitting out last season, 

Chad has reportedly found the 
downtown area too much to handle, 
'Subsequently, fans may look for 
shots from "out in the suburbs". 

Derby is not a name to be 
forgotten by any means. While 
being the lesser-known of the two, 
Jphn is, in his own way, equally 
accomplished in what he docs on 
the court. At a height of 6'3", he is 
eminent among the rcbounders. It 
isn't his height that disturbs his 
opponents, but rather his tenacity, 
fortitude, and general bestial-like 
qualities while in hot pursuit of the 
oft-elusive rebound. 

A quick glance around the 
campus reveals the return of many 
of the fans' favourites from last 
year. Vying for spots on this year's 
squad will be such household 
names as "Trigger" Logan, Dave 
"Cultured- Pearl" Yarock, Kevin 
"Rocket Shoe" Walsh', Dave 
"Swish" Kassie, and the heart and 
soul of the Rcdmcn, Howard 
"Shoe-Shoe" Drobetsky. 

In addition to the returnees,- 
there will be, at all indications, one 
of the finest turnouts of new 
arrivals ever to arrive U| 
McGill basketball scene. "Rumours 
of all sorts have been spread 
arding many of the aforemen- 
ned new arrivals, but I, for one, 
refuse to perpetuate such- 
behaviour. I am, however, at 
liberty to divulge the fact that 
among those in training camp will 
be one player who is in the 
estimation of a reliable* source, 
"capable of leaping out of the gym". 
Furthermore, reports of an,' 
"unnamed" player hailing from 
Brooklyn, formerly of UCLA, 
attempting to "cut the mustard" 
with the Redmen, are entirely true. 

Lest we not forget, reappearing 
anew to choreograph the entire 
scenario, will be Sam "Jumpin'' 
Flash" Wimisner and his slotmnn 

'Daily photo by Harold Rosenberg 
Chad Gaffield [24] returns to the Redmen this season following a. year's 
absence. Appearing with him will be his patented "long bomb," a source of 
dismay for opponents and a constant crowd-pleaser for connoisseur and 
dilettante alike. 

Ira Turetsky. Going against the 
popular trend in athletics today, 
these men arc not in it for the 
money, as there is none to be had. 
Rather, they are there, in my 
estimation, for the glory. What 
glory? A season like last year's and 
these men could be, as one irate fan 
put it, "tarred 'n feathered and run 
out of. town on a rail." The glory, 
therefore, had better come soon, as 
the fans demand "snap", "pop" and 
"padazzle" on. the court. 
In conclusion, both fans and 

non-fans may look forward to an 
exciting season of basketball, with 
a team that should be a genuine 
contender. Admission to Redmcn 
games is free, making it possible 
for hard-core and dilettante alike to 
engage in the simple, yet 
sometimes complex, art of being a. 
fan. Of all sports, the spectators in 
basketball are the closest to the 
action, so if you're a sports fan or 
L, it's a good evening of 
entertainment. "If you ain't got 
nothin', you got nothin' to lose." 

One more time.., 

Tryouts for the men's varsity 
basketball team will begin 
tomorrow October 2, at 7:30 
p.m. in the Currie Gym. All 
full-time students', including 
freshmen and graduate stu- 
dents, are eligible. Those 
wishing to try out should either 
register at the General Office at 
the gym, room 3, or phone 
392-4729. A team manager is 
also urgently needed. Apply at 

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r our own terms. 
You'll take to the 
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