Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-02-251
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n - I I j "r f 1 f - ------ - X" I I : : Lines appear to be obsolete for spring registration by Cherilyn Kawa Staff Reporter One would hardly believe that It is registration time by just peering down the empty corridors of the Administration Building. It Photo by Rodney Wright - would appear that the only lines on the steps of the building are the shadows cast by the sun. Waiting in long lines is a thing of the past, now that spring registration is in progress. Registration began Tuesday and will continue through April 1. About 1431 seniors registered Tuesday and Wednesday and juniors began registering yesterday. Sophomores will begin registering Monday and Tuesday with continuing freshman registering Wednesday through Friday. "With the improvement in the computer and registration program, things are getting better," said Harold E. Wiese, the WSC Registrar. He said the new registration schedules, in which times are determined alphabetically, were computed from winter quarter's enrollment figures. He then took these figures and determined how many students could be accommodated at once, so there would be no waiting. "Many students want us to accommodate their individual needs, but this is impossible," said Wiese. "However, we have not turned a deaf ear to students. Students have the option of registering at a later time or having a friend register for them." One exception .to the information printed in the spring quarter registration booklet is that students who miss their appointed hour can come before the 6:30 p.m. time listed. However, students who come at their scheduled time will be given first priority. Wiese emphasized that no student may register early. Those students who are waiting for financial aids or other school-related funding will be able to register and will have their payment deferred until they receive their monies. See Hegistration lines' pg. 3 i u u Vol. 43, No. 34 UEbER STATE ColUqE 11 u JL Si 3, Wildcats defeat Boise State, takover sole possession of first place in Big Sky Conference see story on page 10 Friday, February 25, 1983 Arms race discussed at convo 1 I If international intrigue, national defense and solutions to economic problems are topics that hold your attention, then Thursday's convocation would glued you to your seat. Peter James, who worked as a CIA agent compiling dossiers on top Russian officials as well as writing a detailed assessment for the U.S. government of the Soviet Union's military capabilities, titled his remarks "Russia's Secret Doomsday Weapon-World War III and You." After graduating from the Case Institute of Technology with a degree in physics, James went to work for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft as an aerospace engineer. Because of the high-level international conferences that he attended, he was contacted by the CIA to use the international meetings as an excuse to meet top Russian officials and gain information about Soviet advancements in defense and space technology. James compiled an 800-page report on his assessment of the Soviet capabilities; however Pratt & Whitney ordered him to "sanitize" some of the information because it made the U.S. goverment look bad. According to James, Pratt & Whitney didn't want to upset the people who awarded quite a few contracts to the company. James alleged that because he would not delete any of the information he was fired, but he made it his project to write a book on the Soviet's capabilities. James offered the audience an approach to end the arms race while improving the nation's defense system. He prefaced his remarks by saying that, above all, economic health was vital to the country's national security. James said the United States does not have to match the Soviet Union in the arms race. "After all, we don't have to spend our money to match waste for waste," he said. "Between the U.S. and the USSR there are 4,000 delivery vehicles and 15,000 nuclear warheads, and those are only strategic nuclear weapons," James said. "The smallest is three times as powerful as the bomb that hit Hiroshima, Japan." James further explained that one American Posidon submarine contains 16 nuclear missiles carrying 160 nuclear warheads which, if launched at the same time, would literally destroy every city in the Soviet Union. Currently the Navy has 40 such submarines. James' proposal is that the government decrease the size of the Posidon and increase the number to 70 submarines. He then suggests: 1) Over a ten-year period, phase out the B-l bomber and existing land-based missiles and 2) don't build the land-based MX. The money that could be saved from eliminating these programs could then be invested into the economy to make the U.S. the economic and agricultural giant it has been in the past. Another advantage that James indicated was that, with our primary weapons located on the oceans, the continent would no longer be a target for the Soviet's initial strike and the USSR could not destroy all 70 submarines. . i si v i V .p j'tj p jj ;j j -IC1 ' i ! ; t '!' Ir'i t ' It I , Ms1 1 " -i ill"' Li', , y .!) ' r - si- 4j 1 ' " It - rnoio oy nii-iioiu oowyn Today has been set aside as 'Sugarless Day' more information see 'Dental Hygiene' on by -the Dental Hygiene departmf nt. For page 3. You can be the 'Best Dressed Wildcat' To help cheer the Wildcats on to victory in their big game tomorrow night against the Idaho Vandals, a "Best Dressed Wildcat" contest will be held prior to the game. The only requirement is that the entrant be dressed mostly in purple and white. The entrant's imagination and creativity will play a large part in determining the winner. Prizes for the winners will be awarded as follows: $25 for first place, $15 for second place and third will receive $10. Those interested in entering the competition should report to the area in back of the score table in the Dee Events Center no later than 7:15 p.m. on Saturday night. Judging will take place at that time. Plan on coming to the game to cheer the Wildcats on to victory and to see who will win the "Best Dressed Wildcat" award. In an effort to help the Wildcats on to victory during their last game of the regular season, the Signpost is sponsoring a bus to the March 5 game in Pocatello. The bus will leave on the afternoon of the game and will return to Ogden afterwards. Cost of the trip, including game ticket, is $15. Come and join in the fun of the trip and spur the Wildcats on to victory against the Bengals of Idaho State. Reservations for the trip must be made by Tuesday, March 1. For further information call 626-6359. The Weber State basketball team needs your support.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-02-25, Vol. 43, No. 34|
|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.|