Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1977-10-181
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Elevator problems What fall down goes up By Nancy Bailey Staff Reporter Residents at Promontory Towers are concerned about slipping elevators, and a controversy over responsibility has resulted. Weber State College coed, Denise Flannery, resident assistant in Promontory Tower, reported an elevator which she was boarding Oct. 10 slipped three-quarters of a floor. The elevator slipped from the eleventh floor part way to the tenth floor, causing her to then jump down into the tenth floor hallway. "I was scared to death," Flannery said. "I have been stuck between floors three times this quarter." "The elevators are going to get somebody hurt," said D.H. Hested, Head Resident at P.T. There have been several other reports of malfunctioning elevators, Hested noted, One was inoperable all day Sunday. Hested said the elevator acts like a guillotine: the doors stay open when the . car slips between floors. The elevators on campus come under the jurisdiction of Building and Grounds Department. They are serviced once a week by Elevator Repair Service from Salt Lake City. Ray Wiggens, head of maintenance for the dorms, said, "Most of the problem is actually abuse and vandalism of the elevators by the residents of Promontory." There was one instance last week where someone had kicked one of the doors off its track, he noted. Wiggens stressed that every time one of the residents flip the emergency on-off switch, the circuit breaker cuts the elevator off. The elevator must then be reset manually from the top of the building. Alberts said he knows Ray Wiggens and Monte Shupe are genuinely concerned with the welfare and safety of the students. If more people are educated as to how an elevator functions, he noted, their fear about riding in one woulddisappear. w SC Physician Resigns Slipping elevators? Is the problem neglect or student abuse? (Photo dramatization by Clyde Mueller) After working for the Weber State Administration and Student Health Services for 35 U CD .5 O 58 - (o) 5 10L. i L- J "o (r3 1 LZL 6 X "o V Crimina 5 British s by Deb Carter Sir Robert Mark, for five years director of Scotland Yard, will speak at Thursday's Convocation in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Mark will discuss worldwide terrorism and present a comparison of British and American criminal justice systems. Topics and points of interest he will cover are:: Capital Punishment, Gun Control,Police-Community Relations, and Pre-Trial publicity vs. Freedom of the Press. I justice 7 tyle Mark took over as director of Scotland Yard in 1972 during a period when a series of probes revealed misconduct in the flying squad, drug squad and criminal investigation division. While attempting to end the cozy relationship that had developed between the detectives and major criminals, Mark formed a new branch of the police force which could investigate both uniformed and plainclothes policemen. In protest to legislation, which he thought would make it harder to keep the police force straight, Mark retired early. The legislation provided a civilian review board to examine charges against police. However, Mark believed this would complicate proceedings against corrupt police by making them answerable to regular judicial procedures rather than internal disciplinary measures. In his five years' experience, Mark found that corruption was most prevalent - and hardest to eradicate - where permissive public attitudes existed outside the law. These areas include pornography, prostitution, gambling and drugs. He served on the police force since 1937; later, he served as chief over various departments and assistant commissioner over other areas. He will speak at noon in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free. After his lecture, Mark will have a question and answer period. years, Dr. RN Hurst will now be working primarily for the Atheletic Department."I quit because I realized that the administration is not concerned with student health. I repeatedly asked them for a suitable student health center but they failed to realize the importance of the student's health," said Dr. Hurst. " I have been working in this Student Health building for seven years with insufficient room and nobody seems to want to do anything about it." Dr. Hurst has a general practice in downtown .Ogden. He provides his services to the Atheletic Department on Thursdays and travels with the football team. " In response to Dr. Hurst's resignation, Mike Hunsaker, ASWC President, feels that- the Student Health Center is in bad need for improvements. He has learned from Dr. Merrill Godfrey M.D., the doctor in charge of the Utah State Medical Society, that the health department can close the health center down any time because of its condition. I -3. . "A-,,. It ' . 1 1- - SIR ROBERT MARK former Director of Scotland Yard will speak on police corruption.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1977-10-18, Vol. 38, No. 6|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|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.|