Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1970-02-031
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The Mood Ebony acd tiiiiiiiasis ween rnnfinues flirouati FrI V' il f' - I ' if kk i ;- - r If i 1 ,' : I: - . , i f ,.,. ,ie:,. CLYDE JONES mid his bund tonight entertain to "The Mood Ebony." Wtbtt tate Volume 29, Number 26 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 Tuesday, February 3, 1970 Thi s week is black week on the Weber State campus with "The Mood Ebony" theming several e-vents and activities which will continue through Friday. Today at 12 noon in the Union building auditorium a film will . be shown entitled "Lost, Sto-len, or Strayed" which is a movie concerning black history. Also a pillow concert tonight will feature "Conga," a local group of black musicians. Dr. Troy Gill will speak Wed-nesday at 12 noon in the UB auditorium on "Black studies." Dr. Gill is from Salt Lake City and is now on the faculty at West-minster College. He received his M.D. at Howard University in Washington D.C. He Instituted .black studies at Westminster. Thursday another film, "The Heritage of Slavery," will be shown In the union building audi-torium at 12 noon. Bill Russell, basketball star of the Boston Celtics, will speak Thursday night at 8 in the Fine Arts auditorium. Admission will be $1 for students and $1.50 for general public. Tall, lean and congenial, Bill Russell has left his mark on Boston basketball history. Win-ning is his bag, and in his 12 years with the Celtics, Russell has led his team to 10 world championships. He is the first player-coach in Boston sports It was a battle of mimeogra-phed sheets during the contro-versy over the methodology of the James Robinson apprehension. The first statements were made by the Black Student Un-ion. They were hastily typed and distributed to administration. They urged blacks to "no longer tolerate deliberate injus. tice." Another later statement distributed to students said, "The day of reckoning has ar-rived on the Weber State Cam-pus."The third" and most formal of the statements was presented to the administration, listing ten "justifications" which inclu. ded alleged uncooperation with blacks and the Black Student Union and mentioned several inci-dents in which they have pre-viously claimed greviances. Six demands were also in. eluded in the statement; A black Dean of Men, disnissal of Cam-pus Security Cheif Carver until complete investigation is com-pleted, investigation of all ad-ministrators involved, investiga-tion of the Robinson incident, the contacting of a black official before any blacks are ar. rested, and immediate written reply from the administration about the progress of these ac tions. Although this statement Vas dated and "immediate" action requested, no deadline was inclu. ded nor any alternate action by BSU outline, except, "failure to comply. . .will only aggravate an already explosive situation." Statements by the admlnistra-tion to the press Wednesday dealt only with the actual legal, ity of the Robinson incident, say. ing, " it had nothing to do with Weber State College," and "a college campus is no sanctuary for students or others who are being sought for legal reasons." The statement also noted the at. torney general's investigation of the event and that any legal ac. tion. . .will be determined by his office." The ASWSC statement made by Paul Neuenschwander simply outlined the events and suggested "as mature college students we must act with discretion, not e. motion." At latest count, a total of six statements from groups were circulating. Investigation moves ahead According to President William Miller, the Attorney Gen. eral of Utah will arrive on campus soon to help unravel legal, ities concerning the apprehension of James Robinson last Tuesday. , Robinson was picked up by California bail bondsmen who had full support of campus security officers. Robinson allegedly jum-ped a $1,700 bail after failing to appear in court on at least two charges. Although the office of the attorney general hasn't at this time been officially on campus, President Miller commented that he "hopes the man who will represent the attorney general ' will be here before the end of the week." "We are not lawyers," he added, and indicated that every, thing possible was being done. Vice president Helmut Hofman said in an interview that the ad-ministration had "nothing to hide," "The administration is working within the framework of the law," he said. Concerning the investigation, Byron Warfeild-Graham of the Black Student Union stated, "We welcome it." He added, however, skepticism as to the value of the investigation. ti K v history and the first Negro to manage full-time in a major league of any sport. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED nam-ed him "Sportsmen of the Year" in 1968. But, his Interests are not confined to the basketball court. Bill Russell is very con-cerned about and hip to today's young scene. "This is the great, est college generation in this country's history because it has become involved in people." Russell has said about racial problems:' "If someone could find a way to make a profit out of better race relationships, it would be solved in four or five days, or a couple of weeks at the most." He comments on the country, "This is a great, great conn, try- For this country to be as great as it can be, I would die." On basketball he state, "Players react to different stimuli. Some guys you berate, some your priase. If you happen to have a team of guys who need to be yelled at, well you yell at them and you hope your manner Is convincing." There will be no reserved seats to this lecture. Tickets will be on sale at the union building main desk and also at the door. Friday, Feb. 6, a lecture in the union building auditorium at 12 noon will feature Harold Per. ry, a man who played basket, ball at the University of San Francisco and is now an attorney of law in Oakland, Calif. He has a background in economics and " political development and is the local community organizer in the Oakland area. Climaxing the week's ac tivlties will be a dance in the union building ballroom beginning at 9 p.m. Admission will be $1 per person or $1.50 per couple. . " A ) y - - 1 u - LD, Excels gain trophies BILL ALLRED as the professor; Claudia Thomason as the student; and Robbie Thacker as the maid will star in The Lesson" one of two absurd plays to be presented this evening by the Weber State theatre department. "The New Tenant will be the other presentation from the theatre of the absurd and will also star Bill Allred. The plays will begin promptly 8 p.m. and will be held in the Fine Arts cellar theatre. Price is $2 00 but students and faculty are admitted for half price. An opening gala will be held tonight and cast and audience members will be invited to attend an informal tea. by Glen Curtis Staff Reporter LaDianeada and Excelsior each captured their third consecutive Songfest victory Wednesday to retire both traveling trophies. Eleven organizations joined in the AMS.AWS competition before a packed crowd in the Fine Arts auditorium. LD pulled first place honors in the women's division with "Soft Rain" by Janet Cox and "Re-verie in Blue, Oar, The Impossible Ring," with words by Janet Cox and Susan Gibby. Oty-okwa won second place with "Hushabye Mountain," and "Lit-tie Ochie." Fun song "Sweet Sue Meets Caroline" by Dee Fuhriman and Kevin Wheelwright and "All's Right in the World" were the trophy winning numbers which Excels presented to top the men's division. Delta Phi Kappa ranked a close second with "The Water Is Wide" and "Fratas. trology." Songfest rules required each group to present one standard musical number worthy of some effort and an original song stres. sing originality in words during their ten minute portion. Winners were chosen for their showmanship and skill. Each group was allowed to use two musical instruments and panto-m Ine.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1970-02-03, Vol. 29, No. 26|
|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.|