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n,,r- .nimi j V olume 39 Number 52 Weber State College Ogden, Utah May 11. 1979 .J - iss defines free press by Beverly DeVoy "Today, a free press means if you have a few million dollars, you are free to buy a press," said Alger Hiss during yesterday's convocation. Alger Hiss was convicted of perjury during the McCarthy era and spent three and a half years in prison. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, worked for the U.S. State Department, and helped found the United Nations in New York City. The attorney said the difference between the working press today and during the McCarthy era is investigative reporting. "When McCarthy became a drunkard," he noted, "and called General Marshall a traitor, the press printed the accusations because of the fear that was sweeping the country at the time." "Since Watergate," he added, "the working press investigates the accusations before printing them so the people will know the truth." Hiss noted reporters today have increased their political IQ's Higher political IQ's are better protection for the people for increased knowledge and understanding of the truth. He said the function of the press is to inform, but its role is to make money. The proof lies in the fact that papers have to make money in order to succeed. Hiss said control of the press will always be with us. Reporters are controlled by editors, publishers, and now the Supreme Court. He added that the freedom of the press was a great source of pride for the founding fathers. "They demonstrated they knew the value of a free press by the First Amendment," said Hiss. Top educa tor raps teacher preparation Trying to prepare a teacher adequately in only four years of cpllege work is "an impossible dream," Dr. T. H. Bell, Utah State Commissioner of Higher Education, declared here Wednesday. Dr. Bell spoke at a meeting for education students and faculty and the public in the Union Building. The time devoted to the traditional four-year bachelor degree is "simply insufficient to bring into the profession a learned man or woman who is fully prepared," Dr. Bell said. Everything gets only a makeshift treatment when we try to offer to young people a basic liberal education, a subject matter specialty, and the subjects which are considered necessary tools for teaching such as psychology, curriculum and methods, etc., all in four years, he said. Dr. Bell suggests educators use this time when the supply of teachers appears to be plentiful to "put our academic house in order" by requiring a' bachelor deeree iust to cet into a school of f ' ' t ? ; . .... i lis ufi- . : i , a prrt mm?'-' 7J f I J ft J J-W M U, ill'- J-'i i. Brf" c- txr J a , - s, ' . ? " The distinction between the press now and the 19th century is that news columns today are more influential and important than editorials, he said. education. Beyond that should be required a two-year master's degree which would admit a newcomer to practice. Education no longer has to take expedient measures to fill vast shortages of teachers to staff classrooms. This, the commissioner said, "is the time we have been longing to seethe time when we can establish our profession as a fully matured academic discipline." There are at least five dimensions to excellence in teaching, he said. First, the teacher must have a strong subject matter background in the area he expects to teach. Next, he must have the temperament and personality that tends to help support excellence in classroom performance. Third, he must know how to approach students and how to establish rapport. Fourth, he must have attained an outlook and attitude that will lead to teaching excellence. Finally, he must not only have mastered the skills of practice, but must have learned how to apply those skills and techniaues in the classroom. ;ts ) - i .1 ifh: n i ! ' til V . ' :': "I AlXiER HISS, former government official, spoke yesterday at convocation. Next week's convocation will feature the WSC Band in concert at noon in the Browning Center Main Auditorium. Students, faculty-receive awards "BKK K THI'OI ( H . a ocal jmz ensemhle com m-(I of 20 W SC t,tudenLs. ill leaeon tour May IK. Read Tuesl;iV Sigiijios! lor a -.pedal feature alxmt this group. Photo liy Heiko (.lander. by Lucinda Schuft Winners of te ASWSC awards and honors will "b announced tonight by the selection committee at a banquet to be held in the Union Building Skyroom. Students selected as finalists include: Female Athlete: Ann Avondet, Kathy Miller, and Penny Wan-berg.Male Athlete: Morris Bledsoe, Burce Collins, Dennis Dun-canson, Mike Gove. Creative Arts: Joseph Schlenker, Pak Yen Lim, Leland Kent Jensen, Gail James, Sheryl Monson, Lee Ann Leweis. Performing Arts: Ann Seamons, Mark Peterson, Ned Butikofer, Jana Jacobs. Scholar of the Year: Charles W. Burns, Diane Milligan, Colleen Packer. Professor of the Year: Kiyotoshi Iwamoto, Gene Sessions, Michael R. Slabaugh, Richard Vandenberg, Mildred Miya. Organization of the Year: Varsity Basketball Team, Black Scholars United, Chantonelles. Debate Team, Phi Beta Lambda. Wildcat Achievement: Greg Garfield, Colleen Packer, Julie LaVine, Scott Applonie, Ruth Kawashima. Kip Addotta, a comedian who has appeared on many talk shows, is the entertainer tonight. Master of Ceremonies for the event will be disc jockey Danny Kramer of KSL radio. The buffet prior to the banquet will start at 6:30 p.m., and the program will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Union Building Ballroom. Tickets can be purchased until 5 p.m. today from Janet McFarlane, ASWSC Secretary, in the student activities center. Inside Today Letters to the Editor p.4 Art show feature p. 6 Sports p.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1979-05-11, Vol. 39, No. 52|
|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.|