Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1980-11-111
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V f 1 V t u t Homecoming Activities Hey, there's someone in there! Primo the Peacock at the 6i r Mass Transit Discussed by Bryan Shifter The future of mass transit in Utah is at a crossroads in its plans for development and expansion and public support is now the major factor determining whether a viable system for the future can be realized, according to Rod Clifford public relations officer for the Utah Transit Authori ty. "The public has the cnoice on whether to expand, through in- creased utilization and additional funding, the existing bus system, or if such development does not occur, see the existing system cut back due to higher operating costs," said Clifford. According to Clifford, mass transit is not cheap, but with proper develop ment it could be considerably cheaper than the automobile. "A viable system, that is convenient to the individual, could save the average family $2100 a year even after the purchase of bus passes, o ;-' One of Weber State's smaller fans peers into the mouth ot Homecoming game Saturday. 15 Plmnsf Were- by eliminating the need for a second car and giving the people the option of saving their cars primarily for recreational use." Gaining ridership to add revenue to the bus system without first increasing the quality and size of the existing system creates some funding problems for the UTA. One quarter of on percent of the sales tax revenue 0f Salt Lake, Weber, and Davis counties now provide 65 percent 0f the bus system's operational funds with only 20 percent being generated from the fareboxes. "Getting additional funds through tax legislation is difficult because the people are generally in the mood to cut taxes," said Clifford. The people can't control most of the basic costs such as housing and food but they can do something about transportation, A good system could be a very visable accomplishment." An increase in the tax revenue WEBER o . . 'j,kr : Photo by Charlie Pomerleau now used to fund the bus system from one quarter cent to one half cent would provide the funds for a 100 percent increase in service by providing an additional 343 buses which would travel an extra 10 million service miles a year according to Randy Parks in charge of UTA's planning in Weber County. Bus service to Weber State College is also under consideration by the UTA. "We have long range plans to increase the frequency of service to the college from Davis county to 30 min. intervals during peak hours and 60 min. off peak," said Parks. "We also plan to increase the frequency on route three to 1 5 min. intervals all day." He added that there were also plans to provide a "Transit Mall" consisting of bus shelters, benches and the utilization of the information center possibly realized within five years. STATE COLLEGE o Lrn ODDEN UTAH November 11,1980 Reviewed by Michael Bouy Last Friday's Homecoming activities began with the Homecoming Parade and the dedication of Dixon Drive. There was much fanfare, hoop-de-lah, work, and effort put into the ceremonies by those involved, and it came off as a spectacular event. But nobody saw it. Actually, about 30 people saw it. The whole parade was put together for thirty people. And most of those were citizens from the community, not students of the college. The marching band, the flag team, and a color guard all performed and stood at attention for over an hour for thirty people. Winning entries in the Homecoming Parade were announced prior to the dedication of Dixon Drive. The winners were, first place, Delta Beta Phi; second place, Theater; and third place, DECA. The road that fronts the campus along Harrison Boulevard was renamed and dedicated as Dixon Drive, in memory of the late Henry Aldous Dixon, former President of WSC, and U.S. Congressman. For the ceremony, a grandstand was erected on f f If ? -Is t & 'A " " t vT -C,.. ,. -kk( a i ' lli til : " V I v V v if ? f, r : &iA ( J Dr. Dello Dayton delivers an address at the dedication of Dixon Drive. Mrs. H. Aldous Dixon, wife of the late President, is seated directly left of the speaker. ( 1 I" Volume 41, Issue 14 the lawn facing the drive, a colorguard presented the country's flag, and the marching band and flag team performed. The platform was filled with the family of Dr. Dixon, and community and college dignitaries. Much of the audience in attendance were former students of Dr. Dixon. Dr. H. Aldous Dixon taught at Weber State from 1914 to 1918, and was President of the college for 17 years from 1919 to 1920, and from 1937 to 1953. Dr. Dixon was the central figure in aquiring the present campus, moving it from the downtown site. On Saturday, the patio around the Stewart Carillon Tower was dedicted as the David O. McKay Memorial Court. McKay was a faculty member and President of Weber State Academy from 1902 to 1908. As Principal of Weber Stake Academy he increased the enrollment until there was an obvious need for more space, then McKay became the key figure in the campaign for money and in the erection of a second building.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1980-11-11, Vol. 41, No. 14|
|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.|