Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1968-03-291
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mthtt Vol.27, No. 19 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 March 29, 1968 Candidates for 1968 studentbody officers listen intently during Nomination Convention as elections chairman Mike Lyons explains various rules and regulations for the two-weeks of campaign activities. Primary elections held today For '68 studentbody officers Only three of the present 13 candidates will be competing today for a spot on the final election ballot April 5th. The primary election for Financial. Vice President has been scheduled for today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. by Elections Council chairman Mike Lyon. The only voting booth for today's election will be located in the Union. All full time students are eligible to vote, but must present their ID cards to receive a ballot. Candidates for the position of Financial Vice president are Lyle Boss, Richard Creer and Conrad Maw. The three candidates, one of whom will be eliminated in today's election, are fraternity men. Boss L. . .-.. .af 'A t , I i 1 ..... .Wu. ,i . ' ' i .1 1 t s. A day-long round of political speeches was made Wednesday by Sen. Robert F. Ken- Provo, and at nedy, D-New York, at Weber State College in Ogden, Brigham Young University in major points ir Sen. Robert F. Kennedy addresses Student reaction to an informal speech by Sen. Robert F.Kennedy, D-New York, Wednesday at the Weber State College gymnasium varried from enthusiasm to disappointment. The New York Senator addressed an overflow crowd of some 7,500 persons during the first in a series of three speeches scheduled in Utah. He later spoke at Brigham Young University in Provo and at a Democratic rally held at the Terrace Ballroom Salt Lake City. "I have found in this past week a new sense of possibility - - not so much for my candidacy, but for - nY- :v j IT J V : iua 1 ' 4ak k3 . 1 Ii Ilium mj is former vice president of Phoenix; Creer is former president of Excelsior and senior class vice president; Maw is a member of Delta Phi Kappa and member of the special events committee. So far, the general campaign has been without color, but the campus is expected to take on a new look next week when the twelve final candidates fight for the top jobs --President, Executive Vice President, Legislative Vice President, Activity Vice President, Financial Vice President, and twoSenator-at-large positions. "I am disappointed," 3 a i d Lyon, "that more students did not seek the student positions, even though the few candidates are qualified for the jobs." the principle that we remain masters, not the servants, of our political life, Kennedy told the audience.He bore down on issues involving economic aid to wipe out poverty and the Vietnam war, reiterating his proposals for government incentives for private enterprise to become involved in ghetto rebuilding and a negotiated war settlement.New organizations must be created to establish personal contact with the poverty-stricken, to end the despair of children and to develop jobs and get away from Candidates for the office of President are Tom Welch and Brent Wilson. Bruce Nilson is unopposed for Executive Vice President. Howard Collett and Dave Dixon are seeking the Legislative Vice President position. Alan Hall and Carol Nelson will compete for Activity Vice President. The two winners of today's primary will appear on next week's ballot for Financial Vice President. Three candidates --Lou Harris, Roger Lee and Paul Neuenschwander - - are seeking the two Senators-at-large posts. Lyon said five locations have been scheduled for the final election next week - - Building 2, Building 4, Technical Building, Stansbury Hall and the Union. the system of the "welfare dole," the Senator said. Most students reacted warmly to Kennedy's speech, enthusiastically shaking hands and surrounding his car as he left for the Ogden Municipal Airport to fly to Provo for his BYU address. Jan Gardner, WSC student, thought the speech was "great". "You couldn't ask for anything better," he said. Other students agreed, including Clark Walker, WSC YoungDem-ocrats president. Walker helped distribute 5 by 3 cards which read , "Yes, I want to volunteer to help elect Robert orld Explorer Jo present kt convocation John Goddard , noted world explorer and film lecturer will present his most recent color film "Turkey Delights" at today's 11 a.m. convocation in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The film lecture will portray the intriguing highlights of exotic Turkey where the history of 13 major civilizations have left their mark on the land. Highlights of the film adventure will be visits to Istanbul, the world's oldest metropolis, Ankara, the skyscraper city of modern Turkey and a look at the ancient world of the Greek temples and tombs. Also seen in the film will be Pammukale, a massive thermal area, Alexander the Great Falls which is 100 feet higher than Niagara, and Valley of Goreme, and eerie landscape of eroded volcanic stone. Goddard's explorations have taken him through 95 countries and over 500,000 land, sea, and air miles, equivalent to 20 times around the world. The explorer first gained international recognition with his expedition down the 4,000 mile Nile River . Exploring the length of the world's longest river from source to mouth brought additional recognition from Dr. Wendell Phillips, an archaeologist and president of the American Foundation from the Study of Man, whn he said: "This ranks . . . alongside x - ------ sri j 1 v .......... .a,,.. ik- l . a Democratic rally held in Salt Lake City. Sen. Kennedy emphasized his speech by making a "V" sign with his hands pointing higher level. F. Kenneday President of the United States" and which listed the following choices: "I can: contact friends in my neighborhood, contact others to help, help at campaign headquarters, raise campaign funds and special talents." A definite "Volunteers for Kennedy" could form on the WSC campus, Walker indicated. Robert A. Hunter, AWESC executive vice president, felt most students were "mildly excited" about seeing a national personality."We did not make any stirring commitments to the New York film the epic Kon Tiki and Mt. Everest expedition." Goddard is credited for conducting the first exploration of the entire 2900 mile Congo River and traversing the length of the Colorado River to the Gulf of California in Mexico. In 1966, he was credited with being the fastest flying civilian to have flown at a speed of 1,420 miles per hour at 63,000 feet. Critics rate him not only as an authority on the subjects of his lectures, but also as being endowed with a dynamic but unassuming personality. Final day Scheduled Final picture sessions for Weber State College student identification cards will be taken today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in room 207 of the union. Curtis Smout, WSC student government coordinator, saidLD. cards are required at all student functions, including baseball games , concerts and dramatic plays. Cost per card is 50 cents per person. The card will be used during the four years of school. . : tamm mM.Mi . students Senator, but simply offered him a warm welcome to Weber State Country," he said. Hunter said one of the two signs hung in the WSC gym which read, "Sock it to 'em Bobby," had been requested by local Democrats, while WSC officials preferred bail-ners which mentioned "Weber State." Student government Curtis Smout had only one comment regarding student and administrative reaction to Kennedy. "I don't know about anyone else, but personally, I'm still going to vote Republican," he said.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1968-03-29, Vol. 27, No. 19|
|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.|