Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-05-121
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Capt. Nick Hauck (Plane 6) and Capt. Sonny Childers perform a stunt minutes before the crash which claimed the life of Hauck. This stunt is called a "Mirror Im- I ( 1 ri vV rsn. age." The nine-year Air Force veteran was in his first year of performing with the Thunderbirds exhibition team. (Photo by Ron Bevan) May 12, 1981 WEBER STATE COLLEGE HUG? I 4 o o v ) EN UTAH j i Volume 42 Issue 49 Exhibition Pilot Dies in Crash by Ron Bevan The day started as a perfect day for a celebration, but the party ended in tragedy with the fiery crash of one of the Thunderbird jets and the death of it's heroic pilot, Captain Nick Hauck. The Thunderbirds were at Hill Air Force Base as part of the open house celebrating the base's 40th anniversary. As the team was nearing the end of their performance, the accident occurred. This was shortly after both Hauck and the other solo stunt pilot, Capt. Sonny Childers, had made a low pass over the runway in opposite directions. Hauck had made his turnaround preparing for the next stunt when many of the estimated 80,000 spectators saw a puff of black smoke rise from the end of the runway. As the audience awaited news of what happened, the other five Thunderbirds approached the runway with an empty slot in the middle, known as the "missing man" formation. As they approached the crash site, Capt. Childers lifted his plane skyward and the other four pilots turned their planes in a final salute to their fallen comrade. Witnesses said the plane was approaching the base when it got into trouble. It was flying too low and had the landing gear down. Many felt that Capt. Hauck stayed with his plane even though he had the opportunity to bail out. This was to keep the plane from crashing into the crowd that had gathered on the state road south of the runway. Capt. Hauck was in his first year as a Thunderbird pilot, although he had been an Air Force pilot for more than nine years. He had accumulated more than 2,300 flying hours in such planes as F-4 Phantoms, OV-lOs and F-15 Eagles. He is survived by a wife and two daughters. The group has cancelled several upcoming performances and it is uncertain when they will be flying again. Awards and Honors Winners Announced Winners in the 17th annual Awards and Honors program were announced at a special awards program held Friday evening in the Browning Center auditorium. The top award, Wildcat Achievement of the Year, was won by Lance Peterson. Among Peterson's achievements this year are Executive Assistant to student body president Mike Arave, student representative to the Faculty Senate and Academic Senate Board chairman. Roy Van Orman was chosen as Professor of the Year for his work in Sociology-Gerontology. Van Orman, a member of the Faculty Senate, is also faculty advisor to the Beta Theta Pi men's fraternity.Bryan Steele and Jan Morris shared the award for Scholar of the Year. Both have maintained perfect 4.0 GPA's throughout their academic career, as well as being involved in numerous outsideactivities. Michael Humiston, linebacker on the football team, was selected as Male Athlete of the year. Humiston has received several national awards for his play, including 1st team All-American on both the Kodak and Associated Press teams. Cindy Stumph was picked as the Female Athlete of the Year. Stumph was 6th in the nation in scoring for the basketball team and was chosen for several regional and tournament teams. Talent of the Year(Creative Arts) award went to Brent Grosbuck for his work in interior design and urban design. The talent award for the performing arts went to Bryce Taylor for his numerous roles in WSC theater productions.Black Scholars United was chosen as Organization of the Year. Among their achievements are the Andrew Young convocation and the Martin Luther King Memorial services for Black History Month. Inside QUOTABLES "How many times it thundered before Franklin Club Clips 2 took the hint! How many Skills Center 3 apples fell on Newton's Pizza Process 4 head before he took the Outing Center 6 hint! Nature is always hin- Golfers Win 7 ting at us. It hints over and Unclassifieds 7 over again. And suddenly we take the hint." Robert Frost Cheerleaders for the 1981-82 school year are: Top row, 1-r, Angela Ferneau, Karie Zahndw, Suzanne Russell, Jan Adamson. Middle row - Roger Roberts, Steve Graves, Tim Bennett, Sam Verniew. Bottom row - Julie Arave, Michelle Tolbert. (Photo by Mike Smith) School Chooses 1981-82 Rally Squad The new 1981-82 Rally Squad .for Weber State College is here! The squad was picked on April 25th and has been practicing since then on routines for the uncoming year. The squad consists of four rallymen and six cheerleaders who take on a dual role. They will entertain the crowds as songleaders, and will generate school spirit as cheerleaders. "This involves more practice sessions for the girls, but they are willing to put the time in because they want to look good," said Vicki Boggs, Rally Squad advisor. "Our new name, the Rally Squad, will be their theme for next year," added Boggs. The squad wants to promote more school spirit and crowd involvement, and propose to do this by making their cheers simpler and by changing their style. Lifts, pyramids, mini-trampoline, and gymnastics will still be a part of their entertainment but most of the stunts will be new and directed toward more crowd involvement. Returning are: Suzanne. Russell - Captain, Sam Verniew - Captain, Karie Zahnow, Julie Arave, and Steve Graves. Joining the veterans are: Angela Ferneau (Layton High), Michelle Tobert Bonneville High), Jan Adamson (Morgan High), Jim Bennett, and Roger Roberts (Clearfield High).
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-05-12, Vol. 42, No. 49|
|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.|