Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-02-051
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In iVS. .-T, L... J mA - WEBER STATE-21 10 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1982 Vol. 42 No. 30 OGDEN 84408 , S 1 f ' " " '- ' ..i .i-.i,,,,.,,., l s j ; il I put ill; 1 1 I L H fcfliMMMf Tfhim niMMillirmir VIM t i villi 111 lr 11 . I r t t i.,.h.mm m 'mnnii ... -., V rttftrfftfrffiiWl'lM Photo by Rodney Wright Ex-CIA director William Colby spoke at the Auditorium. He outlined the history of the convocation yesterday in the Austad CIA, and how it has evolved. Student injured in icy pavement fall A Weber State student was injured yesterday morning when she slipped on the icy pavement between the Allied Health Building and the Union Building. Mrs. Marion A. DeMarsh, a junior majoring in child development, was admitted to the McKay-Dee Hospital emergency room at 8:25 a.m. with a fractured ankle and torn ligaments. She was scheduled for surgery late yesterday afternoon and is expected to remain in the hospital for about five days. "It's going to be casts, screws and everthing for quite some time," Mrs. DeMarsh said. WSC Social Science Week a success By Jill Niederhauser A successful Social Science Week was topped off Thursday with the convocation appearance of William Colby, former director of the CIA. The convocation was one of several activities held in .conjunction with the week. '' The week began Tuesday with a debate featuring two members of the Weber State Debate Team, David Allen and Bill McGaha, who discussed the rights of accused persons in the American judicial system. McGaha upheld the position that the exclusionary rule, which prohibits illegally seized evidence from being used in court, was a specific example of how the rights of the accused were over-emphasized and that it resulted in the guilty going free. Allen upheld the position that our rights as citizens are easily abused and that we can never have them overemphasized.A faculty "student brown bagger was held, in which Cap tain Robert Dabling of the WSC ROTC Program showed slides and discussed his recent factfinding trip to Communist China. Captain Dabling provided a fascinating and rare glimpse of both the military and cultural aspects of mainland China. Also in relation to the week, the Academic Senate, in conjunction with the Social Science Area Council, sponsored an essay contest on "Career Opportunities in the Social Sciences." Winners in the contest were announced at the convocation Thursday. The first place prize of $100 cash went to Therese Allen, a history major, whose essay was titled, "Dusting off your degree; another career alternative for the history major." Second place in the contest went to Bill McGaha, a Political Science major with the third place going to Sheryl Chase-Chapman, a Psychology major.Also announced at the convocation was the winner of the fall quarter "Master Student Award" for the school of Social Science. Top honors went to Bill McGaha with Therese Allen placing second and David Cook taking third. Criteria for selection of the Master Student Award was excellence in the areas of academic achievement, communication skills and social and campus involvement. Colby says CIA seeking new image by Clint Wardlow Signpost Staff Speaking at a convocation'in the Browning Center Thursday, former Central Intelligence Agency director William Colby outlined the history of intelligence work and how the CIA has evolved in the past few years. Colby said the CIA, after an "orgy of recrimination and sensationalism," in which the press and public "exaggerated CIA mistakes and put no emphasis on the good it's done," has made an effort to work under the constitution and become more effective. "This is the first time that an intelligence agency has tried to work under legal constraints," Colby said. "The intelligence services have been traditionally making their own rules, and the CIA is trying to change that." The CIA now has a system of accountability to the American public, Colby said, and are responsible to two congressional committees. In the wake of Watergate, CIA activities came under the scrutinity of the American people. Colby said many of the criticisms which befell the CIA hurt the American intelligence agency. Colby said the investigation the CIA underwent during the 70s impaired the agency's ability to effectively gather in-. formation. Because of disclosures, Colby explained that the CIA had trouble getting foreign governments to volunteer information and had a hard time recruiting foreigners to work for the agency. In talking about the evolution of intelligence, Colby drew on the ancient biblical account of Moses sending spys into the promised land, and took its history up to the modern times of U-2 spy planes and supersensitive spy cameras. Colby said that, with this new technology, America knows exactly where Russian nuclear implacements are located. He recounted how a spy plane spotted the nuclear missiles in Cuba that led to the 60s confrontation between Russia and the U.S. Concerning the incident, Colby said technology saved America from "total defeat and nuclear Armageddon." Intelligence is necessary, Colby said. The CIA must be able to know what the other world powers are doing and how they relate to us. In the third world countries, with 800 million people, Colby said there is a tendency for them to see our country as "satan America," because of the gap between our affluence and their poverty. He said with current technology it is possible for great power, in the form of nuclear weapons, to fall into the hands of the "reckless despots and zealots" of the third world and be directed against America. During the hour -long convocation Colby emphasized what he felt was the importance of the CIA to American security and reviewed the history of intelligence in general. l J : - Sales are frantic at the Union Building discount ticket counter. Passes for movies and other events are available at a discount price, but please, don't talk too loud.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-02-05, Vol. 42, No. 30|
|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.|