Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1968-05-101
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wtbtv Volume 27, No. 25 Weber Slate College, Ogden, Utah 84403 May 10, 1968 Singing Finale Slated in Two Days of Arias The Weber State Singers are making plans for their final concert of the year slated next week. The 26 voiced group of select voices is under the direction of LyneerSmith. Nadine Smith is the official accompanist this year. The singers have selected the theme "Winds of May" fortheCon-cert. Madrigals, Classical Folksongs, Spirituals and Broadway music offer variety and musical interest to the hour long program. Because the voices have been carefully selected each individual is a soloist and will perform individually on the program. Johnny and Cordell Hull, whose expert classic guitar playing has won for them recognition in the Ogden and Salt Lake area, will be featured on several selections. Sue Hopkin will present an American Folk song; Jim Behling a Calypso number; William Harper will take the solo spot on a special arrangement of a Negro Spiritual arranged by director Lyneer Smith; Neil Shock leads the group in a Russian Folksong entitled "Bird of Youth"and Olevia Tafiti, a native of Samoa will present a native folksong entitled "MINOI, MINOI." The Weber State Singers will present fnany selections in the original language: French, Somoan, Spanish, Russian, and Hebrew. Mary Ellen Bailey has prepared the choreography for the group. The Weber State Singers have presented 40 performances this year to a total listening audience of some 30,000. The Annual Concert will be held in the WSC Little Theatre. Due to the limited seating capacity the performance will be presented two nights: Thursday and Friday, May 16 and 17, at 8 p.m. New Policy to Force Live-ins Use of Dorms A policy requiring Weber State College freshmen under 21 who live away from home reside in a residence hall or with a local relative will be enforced with the opening of the fall term. Karl G. Wood, WSC housing director, said it will be more practical for the college to expect compliance with the policy with the completion of the 12 story dormitory in September. It will house 360 students to practically double campus housing accommodations. "Under the policy both male and female freshman students under 21 living away from home are expected to live on campus unless they have a parent, grandparent or other close relative willing to have the student live with them" Mr. Wood said. Such relatives should make an application with the housing office on campus, 4040 Tyler. The office is also receiving applications for housing for the 1968-69 school year, Mr. Wood said. Rates for the nine-month school year are: board and room. $725, apartment-type rooms where students do their own cooking, $300. Students who do not commute daily are the ones involved under the policy. Guv's Missus Attacks Problems, Answers Students, in World Affairs Discussions! Gunn McKay A Breath BY MIKE PARKER Last year, Los Angeles' Metromedia radio station ran a survey in great detail of the growing and seemingly incurable smog situation which undyingly presents a plague not only to Los Angelens, but the nation as a whole. Their report, titled a "Breath of Death" was far reaching, and pinpointed the cause-result of air pollution. A section of their report dealt with an ailment, medically designated as "smogitis, " which was even listed as cause of death on some death certificates in the L. A. area. Through the efforts of the radio station, public opinion was aroused enough to flood Capitol Hill with protests which stopped a congressional amendment. Known as the Dingel Amendment, the legislation would have limited state power in controlling smog emission. In the past, many California counties have required vehicles to be equipped with smog control devices. Cause of Smog The chief culprit is the automobile as regards air pollution, according to Metromedia's (and others') survey. Industry (in California, at least) plays a minor role. Wth L.A.'s concentrated population and her seaboard position, smog plagued her first, and its menace was felt in larger measure.With all the play given to the pollution menace, however, L.A. has not solved the problem, and it is worsening not only there but everywhere. Utah's New Horizon Here nestled in the mountain wonderland, Utahn's view with annoyance the new grey mist clouding Salt Lake City and sneaking around the entire basin. Eye's smart, noses burn . But, as in L.A., the problem worsens as an of Death. increasing population moves in. The entire Salt Lake basin is ready-made for smog, and pollution does play its favorites. And with all the rosy social reform that Utah can use, what actually would serve the people better than clean air? And a longer life? Some Solutions When California passed legislation requiring smog emission devices in motor vehicles , it had taken an emergency measure to (1) halt the increase of pollution and (2) lessen the pollution. Neither solution was Utopian. The enforcement of the legislation merely lengthened the time-span of smog increases. It certainly did not lessen the problem. Therewith came other solutions, including (1) rapid transit districts, (2) the electric car, and (3) propane conversions, the latter having received practically no attention. The San Francisco Bay area began "appropriation" for a rapid transit district. This would include commuter trains running from the center of the San Francisco "penninsula" across the Golden Gate Bridge to MarinCounty. The rapid transit theory proved costly, and inevitably a drain on public funds. Secondly, there was no guarantee that the district would gain sufficient passengers. Third, there would still be the individual's expense of commuting. Fourth, the time span for completion would not resolve the immediate problem of air pollution. Th'e Electric Kiddicar Proponents of the electric car lost steam despite Detroit's optimistic claims that they "were working on it" because at present, the electric car would not go far or fast enough. Jokers would smile recounting "running out of charge" on the HollywoodFreeway. k-J L- -w Mrs. Rampton . . Special Report As Detroit experimented with nickel cadmium and other types of batteries and the wonders of home charges, the smog conditions grew worse. Propane - A Lesser Evil Of all the smog cures, propane has received the least attention and could be the best solution.Where the rapid transit is nearly an economic improbability, and the electric car suffers from recurring bugs, propane, (also called butane) presents the possibility of REDUCING air pollution, if exploited correctly. In layman's terms, propane is a "fume" or a real gas, whereas gasoline is delivered in nquia form. Its most common use is for generators. Caterers, industry, even campers use it. There are several propane stations in the local area . . more could be established. Propane burns cleaner than gasoline. If (this is Utopia) all cars were equipped for propane combustion, air pollution would be definitely lessened. Engine life is prolonged by the cleanliness of propane, and by its cooler combustion. Although It increases mileage slightly, it also decreases power slightly. As it is a highly volatile fuel, a danger exists here also, especially at filling time. At present, it has a tendency to "freeze" the carburator in the event of an overfill.The big barrier, though, is the cost of conversion. To install the tank and convert the engine and carburation to propane, the cost usually runs in excess of $300. Perhaps the reason for this cost is the limitation of installation facilities. It could be sound principle that the cost would be lessened through (a) large scale assemblies, and (b) improved installation methods and equipment. (Continued on Page 8) Our busy Guv got carried away to Washington D. C. after being scheduled at WSC for a World Affairs Forum appearance. Not one to disappoint Utah's top college, he back wheeled with his ace in the hole and sent the better half, Mrs. Calvin Rampton. Appearing here Tuesday, Mrs. Rampton spoke on world affairs, and state problems. After her speech, a rebuttal was made on the floor to determine the Governor's stand on liquor by the drink. Mrs. Rampton explained that the Utah chief exec, wanted the issue placed on the ballot. Brainily he has not supported or dissuaded the spirited issue other than in support of his "place on the ballot" position. Also appearing in the forum was Gunn-McKay. "The Guv's non-appearance," said one student," was a surprise. After hearing Mrs. Rampton, though, I think we should scratch the Guv. His missus would make a prettier exec, and she could still use Ms GOOD Ideas." S Liquor by th drink?
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1968-05-10, Vol. 27, No. 25|
|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.|