Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1971-04-061
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tveber state Volume 30, Number 30 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 Tuesday, April 6, 1971 0 . ft y - Curtis, Hunter win presidential primary elections u- 1 J ' - - ' '' :, ' -v. x t -. m Glen Curtis Glen Curtis and Dan Hunter were ASWS presidential candidate winners in Fridays primary election with only a ten vote difference between them. Election results gave Curtis 378 votes to Hunter's 368 and 255 votes for Greg Bell. Frank Hodge was eliminated in the primary Senator-at-Large race. Voters in this Fridays final election must choose two Senators-at-large. The candidates will be Steve Glines, Don Hughes, Bob Lindquist, and Kim Slater. Breakdown in Senator-at-large votes were: Glines, 495; Hodge, 136, Hughes, 548; Lindquist, 351; and Slater, 341. Utah drug treatment in Odyssey House Odyssey House is being presented to the people of Utah to provide a residential program for the drug abuser. It would fill a void which now exists - not only in Utah - but across the nation. Since Odyssey House was started in New York City in 1967, only New York and New Jersey have developed with success the Odyssey program. Odyssey House is a non-profit, voluntary ' agency for the rehabilitation of drug addicts and the prevention of drug abuse. The program involves both the ex-addict and the professional in a psychiatrically oriented program which emphasizes the ex-addict's return to society. Odvssev residents are drawn from the streets, the courts, and various social agencies. The program is integrated ethnically and religiously with facilities available for both men and women over the age of 16. Criteria for admission is an open, sincere, and honest desire to be rehabilitated. Odyssey House is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and there is no fee. The program is about 18 months in length, with the last 6 months devoted to the ex-addict's re-entry into the community. A vital part in the Odyssey Program is the Community Involvement Center. This Center is based on the premise that a community will rid itself of drug abuse when that community becomes aware and offers solutions to the problem. This center will become the focal point of awareness by utilizing trained ex-addicts and a professional staff. Both the individual and the community share the goal of Odyssey House -- an end to the abuse of drugs. Odyssey House hopes to initiate a program that would serve Utah on the Intermountain area. Plans include a 40 bed hospital at a first year investment of $200,000. Utah now has a 32 person advisory board of Odyssey House. This board looks forward to establishing a drug treatment center in Utah. Dan Hunter Craig Boswell will be running against Jerry Burns in the final election for the office of executive vice president. Fran Wheeler will run unopposed for legislative vice president. Phil Johnson and Mike Sanders are opponents in the race for financial vice candidates are Maria Abramo and Tom Davenport with Louona Harline running as a write-in candidate. Speak-out in the UnionBuilding at noon Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will give students a chance to hear candidates and ask them questions. Presidential hopefuls are scheduled to speak Thursday at noon. Presidential Candidates for president of ASWSC answered questions submitted to them by the Signpost as follows: Question: What action would you suggest concerning WSC library facility inadequacies? CURTIS: We need to continue to work with the legislature. They have begun to realize the seriousness of our problem, however, they lack sufficient money to accomplish all they want. Representative Ron Rencher from Ogden proposed an eleven million dollar bonding issue that would have given Weber State over four million dollars to finish the library, landscape the campus and remodel building one. I suggest working with key legislators between now and the coming budget session so that we have a better rapport with the men who will determine our budget and library expenditures. HUNTER: The actions of the Utah State Legislature is fiscal year 1970-71 indicated their posture toward allocation of funds for the Weber State College Library facility to be one of a negative nature. In light of their present attitude, I suggest that more impetus be placed on attempting to influence their actions, such as the recent campaigns of writing to State Legislators. I further believe that it should be made easier, for students to articulate their concern over library inadequacies. This can be achieved through a greater communication between students and their elected representatives, as well as stronger leadership from the elective level in spearheading drives aimed at improving our sagging library facility. Question: In what area do you think there is greatest need for improvement in student government at WSC? CURTIS: Students have been given seats on many administrative and faculty committees which open the door to excellent communications. We have fallen short, however, because student delegations to such committees lack the leadership to compel them to attend and have not been informed about the issues by students when they do attend. I feel we need to appoint chairmen to each delegation who will be responsible to the Executive Cabinet for the effective operation of their delegation. HUNTER: Students at Weber State are extremely fortunate in having good rapport with both administration and elected leaders. Unfortunately, good in this instance is not enough. During my term as Chairman of the Ombudsman Committee, I have been confronted with the task of having to approach certain members of the administration with regard to certain problems and situations that have arisen. Unfortunately, these meetings have not been as productive as they might have been. The task of any student leader is to insure that students are his number one priority. Through dedicated service, I will attempt to further bridge the gap between solicitation and positive action on the student administration level. Question: What is your opinion of ROTC at WSC? candidates CURTIS: A recent poll showed the majority of students clearly in favor of allowing ROTC on campus. ROTC offers students an alternative to the draft, it pays $50 per month to participants, adds depth to our curriculum with federal money, and it encourages students with a military interest to attend WSC rather than deciding between our neighboring institutions who have the program. I hope to see courses to fill the needs of the greatest number of students. HUNTER: Army Reserve Officer Training has been the subject of much controversy and confrontation during the past few years on America's college campuses. When the question of whether ROTC should come to Weber was first queried, I endeavored to find as much information on the subject as possible. My questions led me to both faculty and administration, we well as ex-servicemen and ex-members of the ROTC program. The conclusions to which I came were mixed. In Weber's instance, ROTC has the potential of becoming a positive program, benefiting the college in both additional students and additional federal revenues. To these ends I wholeheartedly support the program.. However, if students support becomes negative, or reaches such a low level as to breed and foster resentment for the program, I would act according to the will of the studentbody. To date, interest has been shown, by students, for such a program. With this premise in mind, I will do everything to make ROTC a positive contribution and a meaningful part of Weber's academic community. Question: What do you think of Nixon's "Vietnamization" program? CURTIS: I don't pretend to know or understand the issues of Viet Nam as well as President Nixon. It appears to me that the Ballet West, under the direction of William Christensen, w:i perform April 8 at 1 1:00 a.m. in the Fine Arts Auditoriun:. This convocation is specifically for faculty, staff and student only. The public is invited to the performances at 4:00 p.rr and 8:30 p.m. that same day. For tickets call 392-351 1. answer President is making an honest effort to withdraw our troops. If he hopes to be re-elected, he will have to solve the problem somehow. HUNTER: President Nixon appears to be following a policy of troop withdrawal from Southeast Asia. The consensus of many appears to be one of approval. I share this consensus. The conflict over who is right or wrong is now a moot one. What is important is that a positive line is being followed and the independent self determination of Southeast Asia is being recognized. Question: Do you consider yourself politically liberal or conservative? CURTIS: By whose definition? My platform is progressive and my mind is open to new ideas and suggestions. In that light, I'm a liberal. I have confidence in the basic system of our government and believe that we must work through the system of achieve improvement rather than against it. HUNTER: Many people today feel there are only two types of political ideology, liberal and conservative. I would prefer to think there are many, and place myself in the category of being open minded, receptive, and willing to try innovative programs if they will aid the students of Weber State. To these ends you may classify me as liberal. I also realize there are rules to be obeyed and systematic, structured, procedures to be followed. I firmly believe these procedures should be tested and honored. To these ends you may call me conservative. Whatever label appears to fit is really immaterial. What is important is that I am willing to dedicate myself to the service of student interest at Weber State. It is to these ends that I will channel my fullest efforts.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1971-04-06, Vol. 30, No. 30|
|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.|