Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-02-041
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the Vol. 34 No. 29 Tuesday, February 4, 1975 Ogden.Utah 84403 Intermittent snows throughout today with colder temperatures. Highs will be in the mid 30s and lows in the mid teens. Legalities postpone center funding Legal difficulties are post- Events Center. Auditor David S. Monson will be The legal difficulties stem from poning the final approval of the Weber State College President furnished to "speedily resolve" a state ruling which prohibits the use of $3.9 million in bonds to help Joseph L. Bishop said in- the problems and start work on use of state funds in maintaining finance construction of the Dee formation requested by Utah the proposed center. a building built with private f r i:'- X vt? M 'i.J:'- J .... . r i .'- '" '::' t J '. V J WINTER'S SPLENDOR GIVES a peaceful aura to the scenery near thaws have enabled the water to flow freely. (Photo by Fred Barta ) the Ogden River. Although the snow is still quite evident the recent High Schoolers compete in tourney Approximately 700 high school students will flood Weber State College's classrooms, offices and laboratories Feb. 7 and 8 to compete in the 39th annual Leland H. Monson High School Championship Forensic Tournament.Debaters, orators and other speakers from about 40 high schools in Utah, Idaho and Nevada participate in the competition, which is believed to be the largest tournament of its kind in the nation. All classes at the college will be dismissed at noon on Feb. 7 so all possible facilities can be utilized for the forensic contests. WSC faculty and some staff members will serve as judges. Winners of the preliminary contests on Feb. 7 will return to the campus to compete for trophies in several categories the next day. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 7 in the Union Building. Competition will likely continue until about 6 p.m. on the first day and from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Feb. 8. Two types of debate will be conducted: Mixed Oxford debate and the cross-examination type, for both male and female students. Other categories are original oratory, extemporaneous speaking, interpretation of literature and legislative forum. Dr. Harold Y. Hunker, chairman of the WSC department of communications, is director of the event. He says final winners in all categories will be announced at an assembly to be held the afternoon of Feb. 8. The top forensics students from each school will all be competing for two sweepstakes trophies as well as for individual trophies and certificates in each category. The sweepstakes trophies will go to the schools whose representatives accumulate the highest number of total points by monies. Affect colleges An assistant Utah attorney general said a ruling should be ready this week. An adverse ruling would affect not only the Dee Events Center but every other college and university in the state. As to the Dee Events Center, the legislature will have to act within the next five days if the Weber bond bid is to be accepted to meet construction contracts for the facility. Monson said clarification by the attorney general on the state statute is needed by the entire system of higher education. Exists statewide "The opinion we have requested is not directed at Weber State," he said. "The question was raised during an audit of another state college and we found the situation exists throughout the entire Utah system of higher education." The statute, a 1920 law, halted the sale of bonds. The ruling from the attorney general was requested because the law has been generally ignored. Monson said more auditing directed towards the student union building, dormitories and cafeterias will be required before approval can be given the events center. Enough revenue He said the college must show these enterprises can provide enough revenue to pay off these bonds and support the operation and maintenance of the revenue bonded buildings. Monson added, "My office isn't in any wan intending to prevent the construction of the WSC special events center." Bishop said the audit submitted by Monson's office in connection with the events center bonding was "accurate and informative." He added that the additional information requested by the auditor and the bonding company could not have been furnished prior to the bid opening Tuesday. 'Signpost' opens editorship Students desiring to apply for editor of the Signpost may now pick up applications from Debbie Salmon, secretary of Student Government. Her desk is located in the student activities center. Applications must be turned in by Feb. 11 at noon. At 2 p.m. of the same day applications will be reviewed by the Media Board. Candidates may expect an interview by Media Board members on one of these dates: Feb. 11, 14, 21, or sometime during the week of Feb. 21. The editor will be chosen before spring quarter break so the new editor in chief may select his or her staff and formulate an editorial policy. According to Dave Midget, current editor of the Signpost, "It's a lot of work and a lot of responsibility, but the benefits make it worthwhile for a student truly interested in the college. " competing in all areas of the tournament. First and second place sweepstakes winners will be announced.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-02-04, Vol. 34, No. 29|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|