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Array EDITORIAL: This is a call to arms
This is a call to arms.
It is a call for every student on campus to throw his weight behind the campaign for a fair deal for UBC from the
provincial government.
It is a call for a sacrifice of a few
minutes of study time at exam time for
the sake of UBC's future.
It is not the first time students have
taken up the fight. '
Once students trekked to get this campus built.
In 1957, they trekked to get needed
buildings.
Now, you are being asked to take up
arms again against a government which
refuses to recognize its responsibility to
UBC.
Friday, 6,000 students signed the telegram to the education minister.
The "trek by telegram" was a good
start.
Today, you are being asked to write
to the Board of Governors.
You are being asked to demand the
information which should have been public all along. In this coming week, you
will be asked to do even more.
Remember UBC is a public institution.
It must be supported by public funds.
Under no circumstances should the
provincial government and the Board of
Governors under any "conspiracy of silence" be allowed to let academic standards fall. Under no circumstances must
the doors close.
We must fight the provincial government. But first we must get pertinent
information now known only to the
Board.
Demand the information in your letter.
And remember this is just the beginning. We ARE going to fight.
WE'RE IN
A BIND
What does the reduced"
operating grant' mean to
you?
There are three possibilities:
• A fee raise  next fall
• Limited enrolment—
resulting in as many as
1,000 students - being
turned away from UBC
• Or fewer professors
and larger classes.    -
Beware
THE U8 YSSEY
the Ides
of March
Vol. XLV
VANCOUVER, B.C., MONDAY, MARCH  11,  1963
No. 63
Litter 'em  with  letters
BOMBARD THE BOARD
6000
protest
to govt
UBC trekked by telegram
Friday.
Students bombarded the legislature in Victoria with a telegram signed by 6,000 students
urging more financial aid to
the  University.
The telegram was the first
stage in a program to protest
the government's failure to give
UBC its required operating
budget.
CANVASSERS
About 75 students canvassed
classrooms study halls and club
rooms in a two hour period to
gather the bulk of the signatures for   the   telegram.
The message, which was
sent to Education Minister Les
Peterson, Premier W. A. C.
Bennett, opposition leader
Robert Strachan and Liberal
leader Ray Perrault, said in
part:
"We ask that a supplementary
estimate be introduced to bring
the operating grant of the University of B.C. to the amount
requested by John B. Macdonald and the Board of Governors.
Continued on  Page   Three
SEE: TELEGRAM
Stewart demands
financial details
AMS president Doug Stewart Sunday called for students
to bombard the University Board of Governors with letters
demanding information on the financial situation.
Stewart said a  student corn-*	
mittee   planning   province-wide
DOUG STEWART
. . . urges letters
PREMIER BENNETT
will he change mind?
Ubyssey daily
to keep up on news
The Ubyssey is going daily
this week.
Every day from Monday to
Friday The Ubyssey will be on
campus to keep students abreast
of developments on the fight
- for funds.
Watch for it.
"(Staffers are urged to
come into the office today to
arrange a new time schedule
for  this  week only).
Conspiracy with govt
Board silence hit
by McGeer, NDP
By MIKE HUNTER and FRED FLETCHER
VICTORIA—UBC's Board of Governors came under heavy
fire in the legislature Friday for failing to inform the public of
the University's financial needs.
Dr. Patrick McGeer (Lib.—Pt
Grey) demanded to know if the
Board had entered into a "conspiracy of silence" with the provincial government over negotiations for operating grants.
"Has the Board of Governors
not failed to bring to the attention of the people of B.C. the
fact that UBC's request for a
$2.8 million increase in operating grants was slashed to about
$1 million " McGeer asked.
MAKE IT PUBLIC
"This is not the way an independent state-operated university should work. The budget
should be made public just as
it is in the United States.
"Is   it  not   the   responsibility
of the Board of Governors to
take its case to the people if it
is not getting the money it requires?" he asked.
McGeer demanded to know if
the operating budget cut would
be restored, and also that the
amount of previous budget cuts
be made public.
The debate arose during discussion of the department of
education's estimates for the
coming year.
Tony   Gargrave   (NDP—MacKenzie)   complained." Jthat   the
University  had been   "slow  in
(Continued on Page Two)
SEE: CONSPIRACY
action against the government
needs complete information on
the financial situation.
"The   AMS,  the   faculty   and
the alumni have all written letters,   but   the   board   has   only
ignored   them,"   Stewart   said.
FLOOD  BOARD
"Now the student body must
flood the board with demands
to make public information
which never should have been
kept secret."
Stewart said the protest committee has a plan of action but
cannot release details until later this .week.
"The first thing we must do
is find out what was asked (in
the 1963-64 operating budget),
what the government gave, and
what negotiations are taking
place now,"   Stewart  said.
"This is  public  information."
(The Ubyssey learned in
February that UBC got only
about one-third of the increased
operating grant requested by
president Dr. John Macdonald,
but the board and government
have refused to confirm the figures).
Stewart suggested students
send letters.such as.a draft letter on page 2 of today's Ubyssey to:
The   Board   of   Governor's,
c/o   Administration   Building,
University of B.C.,
Vancouver 8, B.C.
"It is we the students who
will suffer directly through increased fees or lower academic
standards if UBC does not get
the money it needs," Stewart
said.
"We must get this information to be able to conduct a
strong fight against the government." i
CHANCELLOR ROSS
. . . secret meetings
Board goes
straight
to Bennett
By FRED FLETCHER
Ubyssey Associate Editor
The ISoard of Governors is
carrying on secret negotiations
directly with Premier W. A. G.
Bennett on UBC finances, The
Ubyssey learned Sunday.
The story came out after
Education Minister Les Peterson told The Ubyssey in Victoria Friday that he had not
heard from the board since before the Jan. 27 opening of the
legislature.
•   *   *
This  contradicted   an   earlier
statement issued by the board
Continued on Page Three
SEE: SECRECY Page 2
THE-   UBYSSEY
A form letter
The following is a draft letter to the Board
of Governors prepared by student council.
Students are asked to send letters the same
as, or similar to, this one to:
The Board of Governors,
c/o Administration Building,
University of B.C.,
Vancouver, 8, B.C.
Members of UBC's Board of Governors are:
Government appointees: Einar Gunderson,
George Cunningham, Robert H. B. Ker, Percy
Bengough, John Liersch, and Walter Koerner.
UBC  appointees: Natham Nemetz, Leon
Ladner and Kenneth Caple.
Dear Sirs:
The Board of Governors has
denied its duty to this University.
UBC is not a department of government. There is no need for secrecy.
The matters you deal with are of
concern to everyone in the province and especially to the students
of this University. The finances of
the province's public University
are the public business.
I urge you, as a member of the
Board of Governors, to act in a
manner commensurate with your
responsibilities.
Disclose the University's financial' crisis.
Confirm the facts we o\\l know
to be true.
The University's budget has been
cut by the "provincial government.
Now there is a danger of a fee increase' up to $ 100 per student or
alternately a massive cut in 1963
enrolment.
You must lead; not stifle, the de^
sire to support our University. As
Dr. Macdonald remarked at Kelowna this weekend; "UBC must be
given a fighting chance."
We urgeyou to give us the facts
that will allow this fight to be
made.
mmmmm
Which offe will they save?
Me two faces of
Ubyssey Associate  Editor
The Social Credit government may be willing to increase its operating grant to
UBC—but it will have to be
given art opportunity to save
face.
Premier W. A. C. Bennett
will not' accede to mere pressure from the University; Unless there is strdttg indication
of popular support for the
operating grant crusade, he
won't  budge.
This would look too much
like succumbing to pressure
group tactics for him to
stomach. Thus, unless public
support can be mustered, the
government will only increase
the grant if it can do so without losing face.
}'' •   •   *
There are several possible
ways this can be done.
One interesting possibility
•vras raised by education minister Les Peterson Friday.
He said UBC is included in
a clause in the New Universities Act to be introduced
this session that will allow the
government to grant money
from consolidated revenue to
implement the Macdonald Report.
This clause would allow
the government to slip the
University a little cash under
the table. Thte would serve
the government's political pur
poses by reducing the clamor
from Point Grey, without giving the appearance of backing
down.
Peterson also told this reporter that he would oppose
restriction of enrolment or a
fee   increase   at  UBC
He did say, however, that
he felt the University should
rethink its position on the
matter of student-faculty ratio.
The present ratio is about
20 students to each professor.
To hold this ratio, with an expected minimum increase in
enrolment of 700, 35 new professors would be needed.
At an average, salary of
$7,000 per year, this would require an increased operating
expenditure of about $2'45,-
000.
The increased enrolment
will require additional expenditures in many other areas
also.
The present grant increase
of less than $1 million would
not even cover this. Undenied
rumor has it that nearly $900-'
000 of this is already committed to recurring salary increases and other unavoidable
expenses.
This means the remaining
$100,000 is expected to pay
salaries of new professors, to
pay   for   much-needed   expan
sion of the library, and to pay
for other necessary academic
expansion.
The University may be able
to limp along on the present
grant. But it will, as Dr. Macdonald says, inevitabley go
downhill.
Peterson says this is undesirable. Perhaps he will show
this by working within the
cabinet for an increased grant.
•    *   •
Friday's legislative circus
made it clear that the opposition can hammar away at the
government from now until
the session ends without making an appreciable dent in its
intentions.
The Board of Governors
must decide whether they can
get enough money under the
table to preserve the University's financial statu s—or
whether they will go for broke
and gamble on public support.
It is evident that the
Premier himself is the big
stumbling block in these negotiations.
If the budget request is an
absolute minimum, the board
will have to go to the public.
The Premier will never give
them the whole shot. But he
might slip a few hundred
thousand under the table via
the new University Act to shut
us up.
Monday, March  11,  1963
-mm. UBYSSEY
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Published three times weekly throughout the University year in Vancouver
by the Alma Mater Society, University of B.C. Editorial opinions expressed
are those of the Editor-in-Chief of The fhyssey and not necessarily thoss
of the. Alma Mater Society or the University of B.C. Telephone CA 4-324J,
Locals:   Editor—25;   Xeirs—23;   Photography—24.
Editor-in-chief:  Keith, Bradbury
Managing Editor   Denis Stanley
Associate Editor Fred Fletcher
News Editor _ Mike Hunter
City Editor  Mike Valpy
Picture Editor         .      Don Hume
CONSPIRACY
(Continued from Page One)
giving   significance   to   its   ex
istence."
CUT STRINGS
"Now is the time when the
University of B.C. should cut
its apron strings from the
government. The government
should no longer be allowed to
nominate members of the Board
of Governors. We should revert
to the Senate for appointments.
"The University itself has
starved the public for information. It has not itself been aggressive enough: in expressing
its needs, and has kept the public in the dark."
Gordon Dowding (NDP—Burnaby) said "we have had too
much subservience to ministers
who don't know what their parrying has done to our University.
"This house should call on
the University of B.C. to demonstrate the need for higher education in the province and the
deterioration of relations with
the government.
GRANTS BOARD
"It is time for a grants commission to distribute funds that
v/ould be forthcoming from a
future government more generous than this one.
"This way, the Board of Governors has to bargain on its
knees for funds. It is time the
Board of Governors got off its
knees."
Liberal leader Ray Perrault
also complained that the Board
of Governors was not speaking
loudly enough.
"The members will not say
publicly what they have said
privately to ^he opposition members," he said.
Education minister Les Peterson vehemently denied the
charges of conspiracy.
"It is obvious these members
are trying to make political
gain out of education," he said.
Peterson said the University
was free at any time to' release
the amounts of its requests to
the government.
"And I would be quite willing
at any time to meet with the
Board   of   Governors   on   these
matters," he said.
NIGGARDLT
Opposition members blasted
Peterson and the government
for its "niggardly" policy on
higher education, and for trying
to divert the issue.
"Testerday the minister built
some universities in t h e sky,
universities on paper, o n e of
them with a name he coined
himself," Gargrave charged, referring to Peterson's announcement Thursday that the government would implement some of
the recommendations of the
Macdonald Report.
"Unless we increase the operating grant, we will not be able
to attract capable staff to keep
our college students in the province," Gargrave said.
Alec MacDonald (NDP—Van.
East) said the government had
disappointed and let down UBC
president   Dr.   John   Macdonald
by  cutting down the operating
grant request.
LUXURY
"I think this government regards higher education as a frill
and'a luxury;" he said.
"There is today a serious
crisis at the University of B.C.
I know we are far down the
scale now, and we must act now
if we are to avoid slipping farr
ther."
McGeer said government
stinginess had caused a 21:1
student-staff ratio, loss of dozens of staff, and an increase in
student failure rate.
Said Peterson: "I object to
people who make exaggerated
statements that indicate to the
public that we are running a
second-rate institution of higher
learning.
GET MORE
"I hope they will be able to
get more than is presently envisaged.
"However, it is not fair to
belittle the efforts of taxpayers
regarding education in this
province. With the possible exception of Alberta, this government spends more on education
than any other province.
"We are not debating a $1
million grant, we are debating
a $13,575,000 grant to the University."
"That's what the hon. member
(McGeer) has suggested — give
them the keys to the public
treasury. This is fuzzy thinking.
"I am prepared to meet at any
time with the president and the
Board of Governors of our two
universities. I always have been.
This is where increases in grants ■
will be worked out."
POLITICAL ARENA
NDP leader Robert Strachan
accused Peterson of "taking advantage of the desire of t h e
members of this house to avoid
dragging the matters of our
universities into the political
arena."
Strachan accused Peterson of
using the Public Bodies Information Act, which requires disclosure of professors' salaries,
for political purposes.
"Exceptional salaries of $13,-
000 and $15,000 were thrown
around in the press," Strachan
said. "Then when the University
comes to the government for
money, the government can say,
'Look what you're being paid— ;
how can you complain about
$14,000.' "
SECOND-RATE
Said Liberal leader Ray Perrault: "Unless these grants are
reviewed and increased, we will
have a second-rate University.
Our member (McGeer) was right
when he said the members of 7
the Board of Governors knew
this was bad, but they did not
speak up.
"The members of the Board
of Governors will not say publicly  what  they have said privately to  the opposition mem-   *
bers."
X Monday, March   11,  1963
THE      UBYSSEY
Page 3
TELEGRAM
? (Continued from Page One)     j
"We  are concerned  with the |
gravity  of  the  situation." [
As signatures  were  gathered '.
they   were   brought   to    Brock
Hall.
LINES JAMMED
All eight lines in the Brock
were jammed for more than two
hours as most of the names were
telephoned to Canadian National telegraphs.
A thousand more names were
taken to the downtown CN office  by student  messengers.
The telegram resulted from
a noon-h our organizational
meeting of students.
The group also nominated
three students, AMS president
elect Malcolm Scott, first vice-president elect Jim Ward, and
Ubyssey editor Keith Bradbury,
to sit on a nine-man co-ordinating committee which will plan
Joint protests with faculty and
fclumni.
In Victoria, the telegram arrived at the height of an explosive debate over education department estimates for 1963-64.
DELIVERED IN HOUSE
A legion of messengers made
fiumerous trips from CN's Vic-
oria office to the legislature
ps new signatures were filed
to Victoria over four teletype
printers.
The first part of the telegram
Was   delivered   to  the   floor   of
All students interested in
working pn.lhe, committee to
protest government support
of UBC, particularly leaders
of student groups and clubs,
meet with faculty and alumni
representatives at noon today
in   the   Buchanan   Penthouse.
the  house  at   4:43  p.m.   during
a speech by Strachan.
Strachan said: "I've just received a telegram in which I
am sure the minister (of education) will be interested."
He said it had about a thousand signatures of persons concerned with the reduction in
the University operating grant.
At this point Peterson began
to read it.
Liberal     leader     Perrault
shouted:   "And there are  5,000
more   signatures   coming."
READS  TEXT
Perrault then read the text
of the message. Both Peterson
and Bennett who had previously been smiling and joking with
Socred ministers, appeared concerned.
•Socred MLA D. F. Robinson,
of Lillooet, said "I resent these
high pressure tactics. Those
people over there are merely
trying to pressure this govern-
; ment, but it won't fool the taxpayers.
"How far do you think the
taxpayer is prepared to go," he
asked pointing across the floor
to the opposition.
"Never before in the history
of B.C. has higher education
progressed so fast."
The    government's    proposed
ferant to UBC finally passed unchanged.
STILL HOPE
Sunday, Liberal MLA Dr.
Patrick McGeer, whose* speech
sparked Friday's row, expressed
hope that the grant can still
sjbe increased.
V"I am sure the government
eventually reconsider its
Irtunate decision to cut the
.Bsted operating budget so
/ ically.
Jwever, the government
i be absolutely convinced
th re PeoP*e desire to see
loney  spent   in  this  fa-
LIBERAL MLA Dr. Patrick McGeer says Premier Bennett
should call a general election
on higher education financing.
Vic College
request cut
says McGeer
By FRED FLETCHER
VICTORIA—Premier W. A. C.
Bennett's budget paring knife
didn't stop at UBC.
It also slashed a substantial
chunk from Victoria University's operating grant request,
Liberal MLA Dr. Pat McGeer
said in the legislature Friday.
McGeer said he had reliable
information that Victoria University got only 40 per cent of
the increase it requested.
He challenged Education Minister Les Peterson to deny the
allegation. Peterson gave no
direct answer..
"I have never seen anywhere
the kind of spirit that exists at
(he University of Victoria today," McGeer saidv
"It is expanding and trying
to find its academic feet," he
said. "At this stage, it can ill-
afford any budget cut."
He said he was looking forward to seeing graduate studies
introduced at Victoria. He said
this would lead to the establishment of profitable light industry
in the area.
McGeer challenges Bennett
to call vote on education
By   MIKE  HUNTER
Liberal   MLA   Dr.    Patrick
. McGeer says Premier Bennett
Should call an election on the
'issue   of _ higher   education   financing.
'     Bennett    Friday    demanded
' McGeer's    resignation    from
either  the  University  or the
legislature after McGeer spoke
out against government policy
on operating grants to UBC.
"I'd suggest the easiest way
for Mr. Bennett to get rid of
me would be to call an election."  McGeer said Sunday.
"The issue of financing higher education would be a very
suitable one," he said.
• •    •
McGeer's charges that "a
conspiracy of secrecy" existed
between the University's Board
of Governors and the provincial government over finances
threw the house into an uproar
Friday.
The premier, who had been
absent for most of McGeer's
speech, leapt to his feet and
yelled, "Resign, resign!
"It is disgraceful that a person who has gone through the
University should stand in this
house and make statements
such as the third member from
Point Grey (McGeer) has made
today.
• •   •
"Once he was elected, he
should have resigned from the
University or the house," Bennett shouted, his face flushed.
Retorted   Tony    Gargrave
NDP — MacKenzie): "The
premier has no right to make
remarks like that. Does a citizen lose some of his rights
when he becomes a member of
the legislature?
"You were trying to take
that man's job by those insidious remarks you made," Gargrave roared. "That was a
deplorable    suggestion.   This
SECRECY DEFENDED
(Continued   from   Page   1)
that it was carrying on negotiations with the government for
an  increased   operating  grant.
Chancellor Phyllis Ross admitted Sunday that the board
had1 gose over Peterson's head
to negotiate directly with the
Premier.
* *    *
He intimated that some increase might be possible.
"I am prepared to meet with
President (John) Macdonald
and the Board of Governors at
any time," he said. "I always
have been."
He said the board is perfectly
free to release its budget request to oppose the cuts made
by the government.
The board has steadfastly refused to release the information.
* *   *
Mrs. Ross said the board
made its own decision to withhold the information until
negotiations with the government  are completed.
Dr. Ross, said, however, that
the board may release the extent of its request and its reasons for the request after the
negotiations  are   completed.
She intimated that the board
might    take   its    case    to   the
people if the negotiations were
unsuccessful.
"It would be difficult to
operate on a budget cut as
drastically as the reduced grant
would require," she said. "That
is why we are continuing negotiations with  the government."
(The government can increase
the University's operating grant
by bringing in a supplementary
estimate before the legislative
session ends).
* *   *
The chancellor said, however,
that the board would probably
have to settle for less than it
asked. "Since the University opened in 1915, I don't
think there has been a year
when the complete budget request has been granted."
Peterson said he too would
like to see the University get
more money but "we must
tailor the suit from the cloth."
• *   •
He said the government does
not have unlimited money.
''We can't give a blank chequ*
to any government department."
The education minister said
the cut in the request was made
with an eye to both need and
available funds.
sort of character assassination
which seems popular on the
other side of the house cannot
be tolerated." '
McGeer was heckled by
Socred backbenchers as he
read figures on student-staff
ratios and government aid in
other provinces.
•    •   •
"It is obvious the opposition
members had well-prepared
speeches," Education Minister
Les Peterson thundered. "They
are trying to make political
gain out of education.
"What surprised me most
was that a professor of t h e
University came here today
and suggested there was a
conspiracy between the Board
of Governors and this government."
"That's shameful, that's
shameful," cried Bennett,
pointing angrily at McGeer.
-¥-   *   *
"I resent people who make
exaggerated statements that
indicate to the public that we
are running a second-rate institution of higher learning,"
said Peterson.
"Resign, resign," Bennett
shouted, pounding his desk.
"I suggest you apologize to
the third member from Point
Grey," Randolph Harding
(NDP—Kaslo-Slocan) demand1
ed.
Bennett did not reply. ,
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 60
(Peace  River  North)
Persons interested in teaching positions in this School
District for the term commencing September, 1963, are__
invited to contact Mr. A .R. Fletcher, Supervising Principal, North Peace Secondary School, at the Georgia
Hotel.
Tuesday, March 12-7 p.m. - 9 p.m,
Wednesday, Match 13-7p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday, March 14-7 p.m, - 9 p.m.
or at the University Personnel Building:
Friday, March 15-10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Interviews during the day on Wednesday or Thursday
by appointment. Call the Georgia Hotel.
There will be vacancies at the secondary and elementary levels and in rural schools.
Salary Scale: EC 3300-4100 PC 4800-7050
EB 3700-5700 PB 5300-8300
EA 4100-6350 PA 5700 9000
Plus: (1) $300 for 6 units at summer school
(2) Medical Services Plan "A"
(3) Low rental teacherages in rural
areas.
If unable to arrange an interview, inquiries may be
. directed to: Mr. E. A. Vince, Secretary-Treasurer, S.D. No. 60
(Peace River North), Box 849, Fort St, John, B.C.
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT
Register with the N.E.S.
Mr. W. L. Roberts of the N.E.S. will be attending the
U.B.C. Student Services Employment Registration sessions the. week of 11-15 March in the auditorium and
Arts "100".
"THE N.E.S. CAN HEJ_P YOU"
NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT
SERVICE
V Page 4
THE     UBYSSEY
Monday, March 11, 1963
PRESIDENT MACDONALD
.   .   .  crisis will  continue
J BAA warns
Crisis
is just
starting
By RON RITER
Ubyssey   Staff  Reporter
KELOWNA—UBC president
Dr. John Macdonald said here
Saturday the crisis in higher
education in B.C. is just beginning.
He said the provincial gov-,
ernment has recognized the cri-'
sis exists by its announcement
in the House Thursday it would
start implementation of the
Macdonald report.
"But   because   of  the   action
in    the    House,    some    people
think the' crisis   is   over,"   Dr.
Macdonald said.
MORE  MONEY
He said higher education
must get money on a scale as
yet  unrealized.
"I'm not dreaming of limitless wealth," he said. "All I ask
is a fighting chance."
Dr.     Macdonald     spoke     at
Alumni   Association  conference
on   higher   education  ..entitled
the crisis in higher education.
LQWfcR   THAN   AVERAGE
Dr. Macdonald said UBC receives $1027 per student per
year from all sources while the
Canadian average is $1896.
On a per capita basis, Dr.
Macdonald said the provincial
government gives UBC $5.91 a
year.
. He compared this figure to
$10.16 for Alberta, $7.15 for
Saskatchewan, and $10.22. for
Manitoba.
California and Washington
pay $14.85 and $17.83 in per
capita state government support
to their universities he  said.
UBC cannot attract and hold
top students and scholars because it lacks the money for
necessary research equipment,
he added.
NEW LEADERS
''Only six percent of UBC's
student population is engaged
in graduate studies," Dr. Macdonald said.
"This is below both the Canadian and U.S. averages."
"Canada produces 280 Ph.D.'s
a year," he said, "UBC will
need 125 of them a year until
1970 to keep up to its present
inadequate average."
The role of producing such
graduates is a key one for
UBC, he added, to meet the demand for educators in B.C.
alone.
Trek, strike* petition
Planning board
faces decision
Trek. Strike. Petition the
on any combination of them.
These are the choices facing
nine-man committee of students,
faculty and alumni planning
UBC's protest over the operating grant.
The committee is meeting
this morning and will make
recommendations to a meeting
of students at noon today and
to an emergency general meeting of faculty at noon Tuesday.
PETITION
The possibility of a public
petition — possibly combined
with a strike of students and
faculty—appears   the   brightest.
In a public petition .students
would probably be expected to
cover Vancouver for support,
while alumni living in outlying
centres would look for support
in the rest of the province.
It is felt that a symbolic action—such as a strike or trek
—would be required to back
up the petition and draw public attention to UBC's financial
problems.
In a strike, students and faculty members would refuse to
attend classes for one or two
days and picket lines would
probably be established at the
five   University   entrances.
In a trek, students would be
expected    to     march—possibly
to  Victoria—to  draw   attention
to the problem.
STRIKE   FAVORED
The strike is felt to be favored because it would take the
least organization and would
firaw   large   student  support.
public for support. Or embark
The possibility of another
trek is small because many students feel it is too close to exam
time to take the time to protest.
Many feel that with a strike
they could stay home and study,
but with a trek they would lose
valuable study time.
Members of the student faculty and alumni committee say
that overt action such as a
strike or trek would be only a
small part of a move to put
pressure on the government for
more funds.
Other measures include an
information campaign for the
public and pressure on the
Board of Governors for better
information as to the success of
behind-the-scenes negotiations.
JKftfV hints he jibes petition
KELOWNA—UBC president 43t. John Macdonald hinted
he was pleased with Friday's student petition.
"The action taken by the students, no matter what one
thinks of such a course, demonstrates their concern about
higher education and the budget," he said.
Macdonald would- not comment on charges made in the
legislature Friday that a conspiracy of silence exists between
the government and UBC's Board of Governors.
Applications
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW HEING RECEIVED
AT THE TREASURER'S OFFICE, BROCK HALL,
FOR THE POSITIONS OF THREE
ASSISTANTS TO THE TREASURER,
FINANCE COMMITTEE
MEMBERSHIP AND SECRETARY OF
THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS
WILL BE MARCH 15, 1963.
Applications Are Invited For The
1963 Frosh Orientation Committee
Applicants must plan to be resident in Vancouver for the entire summer. Written replies should contain faculty, year, and relevant experience
and should be submitted to:
GORDON GALBRATTH,
Chairman,
1963 Frosh Orientation Committee,
Box 41, Brock Hall.
Deadline, March 19, 1963
"If he makes it there by six o'clock,
I'll eat my bustle!"
But getting there fastis no problem at ail, by TCA, Economical, too.
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