Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1976-10-191
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Volume 37 Number 6 Weber State College Oct. 19, 1976 I v. : ( I I f y COACH DICK GWINN announced at the Booster luncheon his resignation as Head Football, Coach which will become effective January 1977. Photo. Clyde Mueller Two apprehended by security police Last Friday afternoon Chief of Security William Carver apprehended two men who were on campus quoting scripture from the Bible. Victor Miller, 18, and Dwight Johnson, 25, visited Weber State College after spending a day at the University of Utah. Campus security chief Bill Carver said he responded to a phone call reporting that there was "a problem on the patio" of the Administration Building. He said he took Victor Miller to the security office for questioning. According to "Carver, Miller had apparently been "preaching" on campus, although Carver could discern no particular religious reference or any reason why there should have been a call made to Security. Carver said when he attempted to question him, Miller turned and tried to walk away, which made it necessary to take him to the security office where he could be questioned. He was released soon afterward, with no delay, Carver said. Miller claims the security chief first grabbed his Bible, asking questions about what religious denomination he represented. Miller said he asked Carver not to take his Bible. Miller claimed the campus security officer told him "to shut up or I will shut you up." Miller claimed Carver continued to ask him questions about what church he represented and by "what authority he had to read from the Bible." He said he replied to Carver he was a Christian. At this point, says Miller, "the officer grabbed me by the back of the neck and started shoving me toward the police car." Miller said he would try to say something to Carver and every time he did the chief would tell him to shut up. Carver took Miller to the security office. His companion had not been placed in the security car, and he walked up to the office housing the security force. Miller was released after spending about ten minutes in the security office. Both men say they have been at different universities and colleges in the State of Utah, as well as rock festivals and other gatherings. "Nobody bothered us at the University of Utah, yesterday," pointed out Johnson. "We meant no harm and we came to Weber State in peace," said Johnson. Johnson claiming to be a reformed addict says he still couldn't believe what happened at WSC. mini Weber State College President Joseph L. Bishop today accepted "with sincere regret" the resignation of head football coach Dick Gwinn. Gwinn made the announcement at the Ramada Inn where they hold their weekly Boosters Club meeting. Gwinn made the an- nouncement and added, "I do not want to go into any more at this time." The resignation becomes effective Jan. 31, 1977, at the end of Coach Gwinn's contract year. "In my "professional career I have worked intimately with many coaches but none who have more integrity and honesty that Dick Gwinn," the President said. "We number him among our choicest friends. He and his loyal supporting wife are a credit to the community and to Weber State College. Our sincere wish is for their future success in whatever they may choose to accomplish." Gwinn was hired late in 1973, after the resignation of Sark Arslanian. He was handicapped by his late appointment in obtaining recruits for the Wildcat program. In his fourth season at Weber, Gwinn's teams have compiled an overall record of8-30-1. After the first six games of the 1976 season, the Wildcats were 0-6 overall, having played four teams which were ranked among the national leaders. The decision to resign was reached after a lengthy Sunday meeting with Dr. Bishop and Athletic Director Dale Gardner. In his letter of resignation Coach Gwinn extended his appreciation to President Bishop for "your confidence and help along with that of the athletic director, loyal boosters, and fans." "However," the letter continued, "in the best interests of the football program and Weber State College, it is best for the change." Coach Gwinn indicated that he had no immediate prospects and his present plans center completely on the Wildcat football team and the remaining five games of the season. Athletic Director Dale Gardner stated his regrets at losing Gwinn from the staff, and offered his personal best wishes to Gwinn and his family in the future. He stated that "... it is important that we move quickly in advertising the position and in selecting a replacement. This will be done so that we have our new coach and staff at the conclusion of the season." Gwinn served for two years as an assistant at Weber prior to being named head coach. He had also coached at the high school and college level in his native Oklahoma. He was a standout player as a collegian at the University of Oklahoma,' playing on the legendary Sooner teams under Bud Wilkinson which compiled a record 47 consecutive victories. He played in three consecutive Orange Bowl games. I . ::'-V. - k" ' - . "7 ; , 4j - ' - - "" . ' " 't,' . " . r " ' " ' - " ' J " - - " ' . ' i , -w-f -? k - Ml- jt - i i.1 V- C"- f f, MMI,l,.,,,i.... j i : v . -J . i - r- - J I ' - f fix t S 7 ' 'X if ? 7 " J ' IW, Ct" i".'.-'-" --""'- - "" 1 " ia- t ' i iiltiiiniiw,; .'arr ; 5 CHIEF OF CAMPUS Security Officer Carver and Officer Winnwright escort Skip Miller into the security office. In the office Skip is told that he and his companion are not to speak about their views-life outside on (he WSC campus.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1976-10-19, Vol. 37, No. 6|
|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.|