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Array BACK MAC BROUGHT OUT THOUSANDS
In March, 1963, 10,000 students moved
all over B.C. telling people about troubled
higher education and trying to bleed money
from the Socred financial stone.
That was Back  Mac, a  campaign called
> the  Third Great Trek,  the  last  time  UBC
students marched in protest.
The purpose of the march and ensuing
petition was to convince the Bennett regime
of the crisis in higher education financing,
and the need for new junior colleges.
• • •
Here is a chronilogical summary of the
Back Mac campaign:
• Jan. 14, 1963, president John B. Mac-
"  donald projected education costs to 1970 and
called for more financial aid.
• Jan. 24, Premier Bennett promised junior colleges and more money for UBC.
• Jan. 28, The first Macdonald report
calling for eight junior colleges, a new university in Burnaby, and more money for
higher education, was released.
^ • Feb. 14, the provincial government's
budget ignored the Macdonald report. The
UBC board of governors remained silent.
THEY HEARD, THEY MARCHED
• Feb. 19, UBC's operating grant was cut
by $1 million in the provincial education
budget.
• Feb. 27, the board of governors refused
to divulge their decision on the Macdonald
report.
• March 7, an ad hoc committee was formed to fight rising fees. Student council waffled.
• March 10, AMS joined the fight and
The Ubyssey went daily for a while.
• March 12, students sent a thirty-foot
telegram to the provincial legislature and
declared three days of action starting March
14.
• March 13, UBC faculty joined the students in the campaign.
•       •       •
• March 14, 3,500 students massed and
marched from Sunset Beach to Vancouver
courthouse while 5,000 more moved out into
the province to petition the populace.
• March 21, 200,000 signatures later the
campus settled down to exams and the third
trek was over.
Now Education Action Program people and
March of Concern Committee members and
3,000 students say it's time to march again.
■™ THE UBYSSEY ™
Vo.'.  XLVIII, Extra
VANCOUVER, B.C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27,   1965
CA 4-3916
THIS IS IT: WE MARCH!
Students set
to sing, march
across nation
From coast to  coast,  today,
thousands of Canadian students
>will be pounding pavement and
singing   slogans   on   National
Student Day.
Students of Ottawa's four
universities will tramp to parliament hill.
While UBC students storm
the Bayshore Inn, students
from Nova Scotia, Toronto and
York Universities will march
• on their provincial legislatures.
Marches are also slated for
Victoria College and Ontario's
Ryerson Polytechnical Institute.
Sudbury,   Guelph,   Windsor,
Prince Edward Island and New
Brunswick students plan to conduct publicity and educational
> campaigns.
Victoria and Brandon colleges will feature meetings
with speeches by political
parties, university administrators and government speakers.
Edmonton students will
cover the downtown pavement
with dimes instead of shoe
leather — $1,500 in dimes to
dramatically demonstrate the
"cost of one year's higher education.
Quebec students will not
take part in NSD and McGill
University, currently seeking
* admission to the Union Generate des Etudiants du Quebec,
is advocating a Quebec Student Day.
mpmic
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Transport leaves
Brock at 2:30
The time is here for students to back up their decision
to march foT National Students Day.
AMS president  Byron Hen-
READY TO ROLL on the march to the Bayshore Inn today
are AMS first vice-president Bob Cruise and secretary Joan
Curtis. March slogcns will be "Equality of opportunity";
"Nctional Student Day"; "We're Concerned"; and "Increase
Federal and Provincial Aid".
der said he wants all students
to follow the AMS council in
this march.
By three o'clock this afternoon students will be marching down Burrard Street led
by their council.
ON RECORD
"I want it visibly on record
that student council is at the
front of this march," said AMS
vice president Bob Cruise.
The action will start this
morning at 10:30 when a delegation of student council, a
Victoria College delegation of
five and any willing UBC faculty members will present a
brief called "The Case for the
elimination of Tuition Fee" to
the convention of university
presidents being held at the
Bayshore Inn.
Then:
• At 12:30 there will be a
mass forum and rally in the
armory.
Speakers from five federal
political parties and Canadian
Union of Students vice-president Richard Good will
address1 the rally.
• At 2:30, buses will leave
Brock Hall for the march's
starting point at Sunset Beach.
(Sunset Beach is under the
north   end   of   the   Burrard
Street Bridge.)
LEAVE  BEACH
The march will leave the
beach and proceed up Burrard
to Georgia Street and finish at
the   Bayshore  to  hear  an
BYRON HENDER
. . . march goes
address by an official from the
Bayshore conference.
In a letter to Hender Tuesday police Supt. Alan Rossitar
said the march would be limited to 1,000 students and that
literature could not be distributed along the route.
He said the area of the Bay-
shore Inn must be cleared by
4 p.m.
Cruise said he wanted all
people who were driving down
to the march to come past
Brock at 2:30 and pick up
passengers. He said the 15
buses chartered by the AMS
would not hold everyone who
would want to march. Wednesday,   October  27,   1965
THE        UBYSSEY
Page 2
HOMECOMING
HIGHLIGHTS
* PEP MEET THURSDAY
* PRIME MINISTER &
SPORTS CAR RALLY
FRIDAY
* PARADE
FOOTBALL &
TWO BIG DANCES
(TICKETS AT AMS)
S ATU RD AY

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