Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1970-02-101
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Weeks highlights WHO Explaining that he wasn't a very formal person, Bill Rus. sell sat on the Weber State College stage Thursday night while he "relaxed and got ac. quainted." He warmed the audience with his opening remarks, "I'd like to say it's a distinct pleasure to be here with you. It's one of the highlights of my life - but I won't lie to you .- this is the last place in the world I wanted to be." While speaking about racism, Russell, recently named basketball player of the decade, ob-served, "I don't think It's a white problem. I don't think it's a black problem . I think it's a human problem." Touching on various subjects throughout the evening, Rus. sell became mainly attentive to the topic of humanity. "People are the grooviest things here. I've never gotten hung up on buildings." "We make great technical ad-vances, but how far have we advanced as people?" In ex. plaining this statement, he used the following analogy. In 1960 President Kennedy said man would walk on the moon. Nine years later man walked on the moon. In 1954 the supreme court ruled there would be no more segregation. Fifteen years later, there is still segregation. "We can put a man on the moon In nine years, but we can't get guys across town in 15." One man commented to him once, "This integration was a nice movement until so many black guys got involved in it." Russell commented that he tours throughout the country talk, ing to college students because, "This is supposed to be the con. cerned generation. This is the generation that hates poverty. I'm going to find out if this is true. Are we going to continue on or make some real signi. ficant changes? Are we jiving or are we for real?" "I think the clue to the whole thing is self-respect. We have no frame of - reference if we have no self-respect. Self, respect is to be able to look at yourself in the mirror and say 'I know who I am and it's a groove." Another viewer once commented that he thought the solution to the race problem would be to have only one race - an olive complexioned one. Russell commented that it's like a vege table soup, "You wouldn't ask the onion to come on like a potato, would you?" As he commented on the draft lottery, the war and young people's restlessness he stated, "I see a tragedy in that it's very sad not to have anything to live for, but it's an extra, ordinary tragedy when they have nothing to die for." "I don't sign autographs. I haven't for years. Once you sign an autograph, then you can tell people we talked, but we haven't touched. No one asks how do you feel, or say, gee you're great; we don't touch each other -. we're afraid." He concluded with something "is not right for anyone, until it's right for everyone. If I can get you to see that people are a groove -- we won't have any problems." Wthtt State Volume 29, Number 28 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 Tuesday, February 10, 1970 1 4 Better aduccitfeiii, pfc take a lis 1 & ILUSTRATIVE of the creativity used by students in their snow sculpture during the snow carnival last year is this provocative little gem. Perhaps it is symbolic, perhaps significant, but most of all it is eye-catching. And if it is indicative of what might come up in this years' snow fest, an interesting display can be expected. Pray f or carnival snow If you like to use your hands, play in the snow, have an artistic touch, or are a member of social group on campus, the Snow Carnival is for you, if God deems it feasible to send snow. Well, if snow and more snow Is your thing, join the ranks of ice worshipers Friday, Feb 13 on the lower quad. This years theme is "Winter Wonderland." The Inter-Fraternal Council sponsors the event, and all social groups on campus partici-pate. All organizations on campus are invited to enter a snow sculpture in the carnival. Groups wishing to participate should con. tact Fran Wickstram for a copy of the rules and to be assigned PO W's wife speaks today What is it like waiting week after week, month after month without ever knowing if your husband is alive? You can find out today from a wife whose husband is (perhaps) a prisoner held by the North Vietnamese. She is sponsored by the Campus Christian Fellowship (CCF) with help from the Bonneville Chapter of the Red Cross. She will speak at Noon today in room 348 of the Union Building. The CCF welcomes everyone to hear the viewpoint of a truly involved individual. The talk is expected to draw attention and support from many campus groups including newly formed veterans group. a position on the lower quad to make their sculpture. Judges will be recruited from among art instructors in the area. Snow sculptures will be judged on originality, artistic beauty, and adherance to the theme. Two trophies will be awarded, one in the men's di. vision and one in the women's division. Sculpting will begin at 8 a.m. and the finished art work will be judged at 5 p.m. A stomp wil be held that even-ing at which the winners of the contest will be announced and trophies awarded. The Snow King and Queen will also be announced. The Snow King and Queen will be elected by the studentbody that day. Sigma Delta Pi took the men's division last year with Alpha Rho capturing second. Lamba Delta Sigma took the women's division with Otyakwa winning second. no? mm&' soys pr At the annual Cortez Family Honors lecture last Friday, Dr. Merrill May recommended the education system be drastically altered. Speaking about the education system, Dr. May said some school was, instead of training Nanny hired A funny dialogue results in the next Weber State College theatre production, "Please Don't Sneeze". It will open February 12 and run through the 21. Termed the Children's Theatre, it is enter, tainment that everyone should enjoy, according to director Dr. T. Leonard Rowley. "Please Don't Sneeze" takes place in the giant castle of Baron Blunderbuss, characterized by Allan Lykins. Household dismay occurs when a childhating, matrimony. mind-ed, germ-fanatic housekeeper is hired, the Horrible HortenseAn-thropy, with Adelle Barnett. The director further stated that this will be a play full of vigor and lively characters. The costumes have been specially designed to fit into the air of hilarity.The cast includes Tom Wertz as the Cuckoo and Dr. Gargles, tine, with Gary Bird playing Doctor Housencaller. Lead roles are played by Larry West as Tom, David Sparkman as Boots, Kris-ten Rose as Mellie, and David Emmert as Cookie. Janet Ward plays the child Gilda with Stanley Wolf as the stage manager. There will be no admission charge for students and faculty members. students, used rather as "a well to drown them in." Commenting about lower forms of education, Dr. May severly criticized high school as "babysitting" and said it was "morally indefensible." "A college education has be. come a union card," he said. Elementary school should be used for specific skills. Reading should be taught for as many years as needed." Eight years is enough for universal education."High schools should, according Dr. May, be used for vocational training, ranging from hard phys. ical labor to scientific work. Most of today's youth don't know what the word "work" means. College would eliminate all "for the betterment of man" courses. Students would specialize from' the moment they entered college through certification.The betterment classes would be removed from the college to the community to "where-ever people gather" and be taught literature, art, humanities on a volunteer basis. "I would seek," he said in conclusion," not more education but better education." E" ; ;: M h v--r'
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1970-02-10, Vol. 29, No. 28|
|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.|