Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1971-01-291
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ft O fj ti Volume 30, Number 26 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 Friday, January 29, 1971 i v ; i .X' I A 3 President William P. Miller President Miller resumes duties President William P. Miller has resumed his duties after nearly 3 months absence. President Miller who underwent heart sugery last November said, "it is wonderful to be back." He returned to his office Jan. 18. Earlier reports on his condition indicated that he would be unable to return until Feb., but he recovered sooner than anticipated.The President is still unable to work a full eight hour shift, but expects to be well enough to do so in a few weeks. Stomp tonight to Holden Caulfield The annual freshman class dance will get under way tonight at 9 p.m., to the music of a well-known rock group, Holden Caulfield is one of the most popular dance bands among the collegiate and high school age youth. Freshman class president, Brent Johnson, describes the frosh dance as being "an unusually attractive stomp". Cost of the dance will be 75 cents for students with ID'S and $1.00 for all others. Officers of the freshman class invite everyone to attend the social, to be held in the WSC UB ballroom. Ticket sale date Tickets for Weber State versus Utah State University basketball game will be on sale February 6 at the WSC gymnasium. The game will be played at Logan on Febrary 23. Only a limited number of tickets are available. They will go on sale at 6 a.m. and only one ticket per student with I.D. will be sold. ps sponsor m& Blue Key sponsors Bucks for Books "Concerned about your accreditation? Want to do -something about it? Give to 'Bucks for Books' !" That's the cry to be heard all over the Weber State campus next week from the counseling center to the science hall and from the technology building to the forms. "Bucks for Books" is a drive to gather funds for books to be placed in the Weber State Library. The campaign will be kicked off next Monday (Feb. 1) and will wind up two school weeks and hopefully lots of money later on Friday (Feb. 12). "Students are really concerned about the library situation," says drive chairman Al Belt, "and we're going to prove it." During the two week drive students will be asked to contribute the standard sum of five dollars to help buy a book for the library. The five dollars contributed by the student will be supplemented by exisiting funds to make the purchase price of the book. Each student may designate which department of the school should select the book he is helping to purchase. He may also dedicate the book for study of a particular field or he may dedicate it in honor of a person of his choice. When the book is acquired, each student who has contributed his five dollars will be informed what book he helped to purchase. The contributor's name and dedication will appear inside the front cover of the book. "Blue Key Fraternity will donate the first $50 to launch the drive," says Belt. "We hope to make a positive demonstration for the necessity of library improvements by this drive," Belt continues. Footwork for the campaign is being done by Blue Key Fraternity, but the group is stressing that the campaign is sanctioned by SAC (the student action committee) and that it is campus wide. ""Everyone must be concerned with this drive," says Belt. Smokers liberated for two week trial By Claudia Hamada Smokers at Weber State now have more smoking privileges than ever before in the history of the school. For the next two weeks, on a trial basis, smoking will be allowed in the entire cafeteria. The decision came as a result of complaints by smokers to the Union Policy Board concerning crowded conditions in the area, previously designated for smokers. A group of WSC students, met last Friday, and resolved to take the following measures to promote smoking policy change in the WSC Union Building: 1. To lobby and petition the UB Policy Board, the ASWSC, the Senate, the Ombudsmen Committee for the following remedies: (a) Declare the entire area in the new snack bar - cafeteria, a smoking area, and (b) Declare all areas between double doors (leading outside), smoking areas. 2. If action clause No. 1, is net satisfied in the reasonably near future, and if no alternative smoking policy is adopted to eliminate the present adverse and discriminatory policy, then this group of concerned students shall meet, and acting as the vanguard, determine more effective methds of achieving their goal. With these resolutions in mind, an organized group of students, with petition of over 350 supporters names, met with the Union Policy Board, on Monday. Facts were presented which charged that the present smoking policies were discriminatory and unjust, considering the number of smokers on Weber State's campus. WSC student body president, Fran Wikstrom, opened the meeting and allowed Byron Warfield-Graham, to present the resolution for smoking policy charges. Concerning the mentioned alternatives presented to the board, opinions "for" and "opposed" to enlarging the smoking area, were talked over. Dr. Buss, WSC geology professor, strongly voiced his opposition, by accusing smokers of having "foul, stinking breath," and as being the most selfish people around. Dick Brown, a board member, thought that allowing people to smoke anywhere in the cafeteria, on a trial basis, was a good idea. The majority of the board agreed. This meeting was then turned into a regular Union Policy Board meeting. Board member, Bruce Simkins, proposed that the whole cafeteria area be opened to smokers on a two week trial basis. The motion was seconded by Brent Miller. Twelve members, a majority of the voting board, were in favor of the motion. The entire cafeteria area was opened to smokers, Wednesday, Jan. 27. Signpost sponsors Letters to legislators The deadline for letters to the state legislators is Feb. 9. The letters are part of a library campaign sponsored by the SIGNPOST. Students are asked to write their county representatives, and to leave their letters at the SIGNPOST office, or the UB information desk. The letters should be enclosed in stamped, addressed envelopes. The letters should not be antagonistic, but should express your concern over the library inadequacies. Address the letters to your county representatives, in care of the Utah State Legislature, State Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah. Davis County students should write to: Sen. Haven J. Barlow, Sen. Ezra T. Clark, Rep. John P. Redd, Rep. J. Dean Hill, Rep. Robert M. Arbuckle, Rep. Rebecca Nalder, and Rep. Kenneth W. Gardner. Students from Weber County, can write to Sen. Merrill Jenkins, Sen. Monte Bailey, Sen. E. Lamar Buckner, Rep. C. DeMont Judd, Rep. Ronald T. Halverson, Rep. Dallas H. Buckway, and Rep. Brian Florence. Other Weber County representatives are Rep. Ronald L. Rencher, Rep. Nathaniel D. Clark, Rep L. Glen Cottle, and Rep. Lee D. Hanson. Box Elder County representatives are Sen. Miles "Cap" Ferry, Rep. Willis L. Hansen, and Rep. W. Edward Kerr. Morgan County students can write Sen. Robert F. Clyda, and Rep. W. Edison J. Stephens. At the request of studentbody president Fran Wikstrom, the petitions which the SIGNPOST announced would be available beginning last Tuesday were postponed. They will be circulated as a joint sponsorship between the SIGNPOST and the Student Government's Student Action Committee. Students should watch for these petitions which urge that our elected officials support Weber State's bid for state funds to be used for library improvements. Social interaction: Black Emphasis goal The Black Student Union, sponsors of Black Emphasis Week, Feb. (1-6), will try to put greater emphasis on social interaction between Blacks and Whites, according to Byron Warfield Graham, spokesman for BSU. They plan to get the students to interact with and become aware of the various aspects of the Black culture, by having them participate in Black dance seminars and the many other planned activities, Byron stated. Initiation of Black Emphasis We aimed at informing students about has been planned. f t r f 4 v Dick Gregory ek begins with a general meeting the purpose and the program that BSU will host a number of guest lecturers, including actor, comedian, author and lecturer of civil rights movements, Dick Gregory. Known for his personal involvement in the movement for freedom and equality, Dick Gregory will be the highlight speaker of the week. Along with plans to have speakers, documentary films will be shown throughout the week, in the Union Building little theater. Other activities include a "jam and game" session on Thursday. The week will end with the biggest "jam" of all, according to Byron, an after-game soul stomp. With speakers, Afro exhibits and dance lessons, BSU hopes that this week will be one to remember. Byron and the BSU members, extend an invitation for everyone to attend the activities of Black Emphasis Week, a hopefully "soulful experience."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1971-01-29, Vol. 30, 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.|