Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1967-10-061
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Vol. 27; No. 2 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 October 6, 1967 'XT': J I; 1. Candidates for freshman class officer! began campaigning for primary election this week Former Vietnam Ambassador Opens Fall Convocation Series Former South Vietnamese ambassador to Washington, D.C., Dr. Tran Choung, will open the Weber State College. Fine Arts Center convocation today at 11 a.m. Dr. Van Choung, a member of a distinguished South Vietnamese family, will discuss the present situation in Vietnam and tell how he thinks peace can be achieved. As one of the most respected members of Pres. Ngo Dinh Diem's regime, Dr. Choung pub-lically broke with his daughter, Mme. Ngo Dihn Nhu, in protest against the policies of the Diem regime. Frat Council Continues Rush Sign-Up Weber State's fraternities presented their formal rush to 200 men Thursday evening. At 6:30 rushees began their visits to the fraternity open houses. Rushees were divided into five separate groups and given an opportunity to hear the rush program of each frat. During an intermission, refreshments were served by the Inter-Fraternal Council. Rushees will be invited to individual fraternity parties begin-ing next week. They will be requested to. attend the parties by personal!: " invitation only. These parties will allow the prospective members and the fraternities to become better acquainted.On Friday, October 13, the fraternity presidents and the Dean of Men will match the rushees' preferences at 12 noon. Pledge bids will be prepared at this time to be given to the rushees. Bids may be picked up after 3 p.m. at Dean Peterson's office. Acceptance banquets will be arranged by the individualfraternities. Wight :rPsH :-SiDenT with colorful banners, posters. Voting held today from 8 a.m. to 2 pan. He is recognized as one of the most well-known authorities on the political and military situation in Vietnam. In 1922, he took his doctorate in the faculty of law at the University of Paris. For manyyears, he was the senior Vietnamese lawyer, first in Saigon, then in Hanoi, now the capital of North Vietnam. Dr. Van Choung has lived most of his life in Saigon, where most of the United States' military personnel is now stationed. He was president of the grand council for economic and financial interests in Indochina in 1940 and in 1945 was made minister of foreign affairs. Later he served as judge in the French-Vietnamese court, counterpart of the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1954, Dr. Van Choung was made Minister of State under Diem and was appointed ambassador to the United States a year later. His wife, graduate of the French Lycee in Hanoi, served as the country's official obser-. ver at the United Nations in 1958. She resigned her post two years later. The convocation today is the first of 15 programs scheduled in the Fine Arts Center during the 11 o'clock class hour. Seniors Apply For Council Applications for Senior Council representatives are available from the Senior Class officers for the 1967-68 school year. All students with 135 or more credit hours may apply for a council position. Dennis DeBoer, Senior Class president, said the number of council members will not be limited this year. Primary responsibilities of the council will be the graduation dance, senior breakfast, and fund-raising drive for the Senior Class gift, he said. Students interested in applying must contact DeBoer by Oct., 13. be Dr. Daniel L. Martino, FAC director, said only 23 classes have been scheduled during that hour to enable most the WSC studentbody to attend. 'Our primary reason for scheduling guest speakers during the daytime was for better student attendance," he said. Speakers scheduled during the year include pianist VanCliburn, pianist-composer Henry Manch-ini, adventurer John Goddardand the Utah Symphony Orchestra. The Pacific Ballet Theatre, scheduled to appear Oct. 13 in the Fine Arts Center, has been cancelled due to a serious leg injury sustained by the prima ballerina. y cat U.00MA- A 1 Weber State College faculty, staff and students will attend the opening fall convocation today at 11 a.m. in the Fine Arts Center auditorium. Primary Elections Held Today For Freshman Officers by Robert A. Huoter This year's freshman class has nominated more candidates for president than any class in recent history. Mountain Hike Held at Park "This Is Your Country," a hike from Mt. Ogden Park dedicated to Americanism, was held Wednesday by the WSC Junior Class. Some 40 students met at the park for games of skill, including baseball, before hiking to the top of Waterfall Canyon. A flag was raised on the canyon wall be Junior Class Officers Eddy Allen, president, and Janet Esterholdt, vice president. The Mello-Aires, a singing group from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saint's Institute of Religion sang several patriot songs. It was the first time in the history of the college that such an event had been sponsored for the students. Eddie Allen, class president, said the program was planned as "something different" from the traditional class party. The entire studentbody, faculty and administration was invited to attend. "It was a good program and everyone who participated seemed to have a good time," Allen said. v The freshman primary election has been scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Booths are located in the union, building four, and the technical building. Only freshmen with activity cards are eligible to vote. The race involves six candidates for president the largest number of primary candidates for a single office, according to the elections committee chair man Mike Lyon. "I cannot remember a time when more candidates sought the same office," he noted. Studentbody President Perry Perea indicated the large number of candidates was indicative of an enthusiastic group of freshmen."Enthusiasm at Weber State is on the upswing." he said, pointing to the participation by freshmen in a recent mountain hike, where students helped construct the college "WS." Candidates for the number one freshman position are Don Bel-liston, Trace Ferrin, Wayne Hill, Nate Knight, Mike Nash and Jon Sandberg. Vice presidential aspirants are Jack Carter, Nedra Christensen, Bruce Oyler, Douglas Pohl and Toney Smith. Candidates for president and vice president will be found on today's primary ballot. The two receiving the highest number of votes for each position will becoma candidates on the final ballot next Friday. The two candidates for secretary, Bena Morrell and Camille Jones, will be automatically placed on the final ballot, since three or more candidates are necessary for a primary battle. The campaign thus far has been reasonably quiet, with few posters and almost no "soapbox" activity. Upperclassmen have caused the only newsworthy activity regarding the election. In Tuesday's Executive Council meeting, Perea admonished student officers to stay neutral during the campaign. "My personal feeling is that student body officers should work for unity on campus and not for ill feelings by supporting one candidate over another, " he stated.Financial VicePresidentBrent Wilson, while partially agreeing with Perea, indicated any officer should be free to do as he chooses. The officers' comments follow ed an announcement by Executive Vice President Bob Hunter that he intended to support a particular candidate for president and vice president of the freshman class. Hunter later informed officers he would not openly support the candidates, but that he had already committed himself to help them prepare various campaign projects. Despite differences of opinion, all officers agreed they would urge freshmen to vote in an effort to get the largest voter turnout in Weber State history.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1967-10-06, Vol. 27, No. 2|
|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.|