Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1978-03-241
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wsu Volume 38 Number 39 Ogden, Utah March 24, 1978 I" -V::; I;"' j! v. "":;'"" ':;fej- KiMiP -:'-:- IP! .J i Hi. 5 A. - i ' Photos by Clyde Mueller THE DEMOLITION of buildings on the corner of 22nd and Lincoln is one of the initial phases for the Ogden Mall. Yets investigate tuition waiver By John Eldard The Weber State College Veterans Association is investigating the possibility of an 80 percent tuition waiver for Vietnam-era veterans. Research obtained from Dean K. Philips, a Colorado veteran and the United Veterans Committee of Colorado is being used as the basis for proposed legislation. Issue: State Tuition Waiver for Colorado Vietnam Era Veterans, a document written by Philips, outlines the basic reasons for tuition waivers and was instrumental in attaining waivers for Colorado veterans. WW II Vets In the document, Philips says the returning World War II veterans received free tuition and fees up to $500 a year. Philips added that in 1948 it paid 100 percent tuition at state schools and 89 percent of private school tuition. The veterans were given a $75 a month living stipend which he claimed would be equivalent to $160 today. Veterans received free books and supplies and their benefits were received for forty eight months. According to Philips, "The tuition waiver is an investmentin people rather in banks. Veterans who gain more training and education will as a result, secure higher paying jobs and pay more state income taxes back into the system." Tabled Action Due to the poor turnout at past veterans association meetings, association officials have tabled any action until after the March 30 meeting and have added if attendance is poor the issue will be dropped due to the lack of support. The meeting is at 1 p.m. in U.B. 325. Inside today: Editorials Page 4 OSHAwork Page 6 New library hours Iag 8 Sports Pages 14-16 it Attorney calls sentence illegal By Brad Hart A Salt Lake City defense attorney says that Second District Court Judge Calvin Gould's sentence he gave to Luana Hall Haig, Ogden, "is an illegal sentence." Gould told Haig, a former Ogden Adult Book and Cinema Shop employee, that he would suspend a five-year prison term if the bookstore proprietors closed the store permanently. Her attorney, Stephen R. McCaughey, said, "I don't think you can impose that kind of sentence . . . where she has no control over the situation." He explained that Haig terminated her employment, on his advice, immediately after her Aug. 5, 1977 arrest. . . . Prior Restraint The attorney said trying to close the bookstore by threatening to put one of its employees in prison is "a blatant attempt at First Amendment type prior restraint." "If a judge can do that, he can do anything," he added. McCaughey said he plans to appeal to the Utah Supreme Court because of the nature of the sentence. He said he had never heard of a sentence like Gould's. Wanted employees to understand But Gould said that closing the store wasn't his effort in the sentencing. "I wanted the employees to understand the risk they encounter and that their employer does not really care about them." And he says he hasn't "prior restrained anyone." "It would be if I were to issue an injunction against the bookstore," he said. He also said that he is comfortable with his decision and feels it is valid "or I wouldn't have done it." McCaughey feels differently, however. An editorial by The Salt Lake Tribune regarding Gould's sentencing says his wanting to see how concerned the bookstore owners are for their employees is "equivalent to the curiosity that tempts gunmen to occupy buildings or seize airplanes, threatening people inside as a way of getting official response to extortionate demands. It's the hostage game." McCaughey said "I think the Tribune hit it on the head when they were talking about hijackers." Gould stayed imposition of sentence until April 5. If the bookstore owners do not permanently close their store by then, Haig will go to prison. "He obviously determined she was a likely candidate for probation (by saying he would suspend the sentence) and she's concerned," McCaughey said. "Five years for selling a magazine is incredible." : " .... -'-c 'it f-Mi f T j I ,5s . I r i f U i, n r i - J r & f in' Sir MAYOR DIRKS is waiting for a confirmation on a 87 million Federal Grant. The confirmation will come by the end of March.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1978-03-24, Vol. 38, No. 39|
|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.|