Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-10-071
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Monday, Oct. 3, 1988 Celebrating the Weber State College Centennial Vol. 49, No t J s - STEPPING UP WITH ART is easy if your imagination is good. This entry by James Mclieth, titled "Dreams of an October Moon, Remembering Mondrian (Before I Knew Him)"is one of many artistic entries created by WSC faculty in the Faculty Art Exhibit at the Collett Art Gallery. Many of the exhibits are for sale but a few of the artists won't part with their work. The art show is held every other year and gives the not-so-starving artists the chance to show their stuff. The exhibit is open to the public andwill continue through October 28. (The Signpost photo: Darwin Shaw) Debate team silences competition By Peter Avion Asst. News Editor The Weber State College Forensics team returned home victorious S unday, after taking first place in the Vanderbilt Uni veristy Debate Tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Senior Jim Summers and junior Ted Bixby led the Wildcats with an 8-0 record, soundly defeating last year's champion, Dartmouth College. Summers was also chosen as fourth best individual debater, based on speaker points. WSC sent three other teams to Nashville; the second team of Scott Nielson and Lisa Johnson, and the fourth team of Korry Harvey and Jeff Walker, both posted 3-5 records, while the third team of Jim Brown and Matt Stannard came home with a split 4-4 record. Other schools in the final rounds of the tournament included Emporia State, Northern Iowa, Iowa, Georgetown, Emory, Texas, University of Southern California, Baylor, West Georgia, Southwest Texas, Michigan, Boston College and Louisville. In elimination, the WSC first team won unanimous decisions over Redlands, Emory and Wake Forest before moving into the finals, where they defeated Dartmouth 3-0. However, the debaters are not ready to rest on their laurels. The teams left last night for another national contest in Wyoming, where they will be facing Southern California, the University of Utah, the University of Nebraska, the University of Kansas, North Texas State and Northern Arizona. DEBATE on page 2) Tax initiatives discussed at Weber By Scott Summerill Managing Editor The tax initiatives facing Utah voters in the November elections were the topic of Thursday's Issues Forum. Gary Jaggi, an independent businessman supporting the initiatives, led off the discussion by expounding on how the lack of job opportunities and high taxes in the state are driving people out. "After years of attending college in Utah at taxpayers expense," he said. "I left and paid California taxes." Jaggi went on to say that people need to get involved. "If you don't say anything, the taxes will continue to increase," he said. "It's part of the nature of government," He stated that often bureaucrats place their self-interest before the interest of the state. "There's a time when you' ve got to be held accountable," he said.Jaggi said that if government controls the redistribution of Inside . . Arts and Entertainment Classified News U Opinion Sports page 5 page 8 page 2 page 4 page 7 wealth, it interferes with productive growth. We must determine "Who's in control?" Pat Shea, an attorney and representative of Taxpayers for Utah, followed by reiterating that "You need to get involved individually" in state and local government. Shea said the economics of government is too complex to be arbitrarily cut. "It the tax initiatives takes a meat axe and applies it to a mathematical formula," he said. He continued by say ing "It would destroy the infrastructure that makes Utah strong. We're not going to have prosperity, we're going to have a disaster." In addressing the issue of property taxes, he said "I'm not exacdy a happy cowboy when I write out my property tax check." But (see ISSUES on page 3) Lame duck tries again (CPS) President Ronald Reagan's last federal education budget proposal due out in January, 1989 may be different from the previous seven if only because it may ask Congress to increase education funding, former U.S. Education Secretary William Bennett hinted Sept. 20, his last day on the job. The president asked Congress to cut its funding for federal college programs sometimes by as much as half every January except during the election years of 1984 and 1988. Congress has agreed only fitfully. In all, federal education appropriations have gone up about 16 percent since 1981, but an inflation rate during the same period of 25 percent meant that, in real dollars, Washington is funnelling 9 percent less to schools and (see DUCK on page 2) '100 YEARS'
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-10-07, Vol. 49, No. 6|
|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.|