Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1972-02-111
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iveber state Volume 31, Number 31 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 Friday, February 11, 1972 8 Pages D 'X. - 9 X VI hi t High schools debate in intermountain meet today and tomorrow More than 800 high school students are expected to attend the 36th annual Leland H. Monson Championship High School Debate Tournament at Weber State college today and tomorrow. Nearly 70 schools in Utah, Idaho and Nevada have been invited to enter in this yearly event, said Dr. Benjamin M. Noid, tournament chairman. Coaches will register debators, and students participating in oratory, extemporaneous speaking and interpretive reading at 9:30 a.m. today in the WSC Union ballroom. A general meeting for orientation and assignments will be held today at 10: 30 a.m. in the Fine Arts auditorium, Dr. Noid said. Students will participate in mixed debate, cross examination, and women's debate as well as oratory, extemporaneous speaking and interpretive reading. consumer's friend An awards assembly will be held tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. when all winners will be announced, Dr. Noid noted. Contests will be held in classrooms of the Fine Arts Center and in other college buildings, Dr. Noid said. Today's afternoon classes of the college will be dismissed for the giant speech meet, believed to be the largest of its kind in America. The annual contest began in 1934 when Dr. Monson, now professor emeritus of English, invited a local high school to debate at the college. A number of activities for the visiting high school students have been planned which include: art exhibit, shows, orchesis concert, carillon concert, displays in the science museum, a planetarium exhibit and the WSC Snow Carnival Dance, said Dr. Noid. Ralph Nader on Weber's schedule Widely renowned consumer crusader, Ralph Nader, will speak to a Weber State College audience Feb. 16 at a free noon convocation, Fine Arts Center. Mr. Nader, who first made headlines in 1965 with his book "Unsafe at Any Speed," an indictment of the auto industry, will not appear at an evening lecture, said Daniel L. Martino, Weber State director of cultural affairs. "Ralph Nader is probably America's most famous and most effective critic. He has been called everything from muckraker to consumer crusader to public defender," Mr. Martino said.- He is responsible for at least six major federal consumer protection laws which include the elimination of monosodium glutamate from baby foods, the recall of millions of defective motor vehicles and for countless other admustments in the areas of safety, sanitation, pollution control, advertising credibility and politico-economic power, the director said. Mr. Nader graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University and received his law degree from Harvard University. He first became interested in automotive safety while an undergraduate and wrote several articles for the Harvard Law School newspaper, one of which was later expanded to form the basis of his book, Mr. Martino said. Working in his one-room Washington office for up to 20 hours a day, often seven days a week, Mr. Nader is a dedicated crusader who devotes his energies to the causes he champions, the director added. 1 Orchesis dance concert will be presented tonight and tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Tickets are $1.00 for adults and 50c for students and can be purchased at the cashier's office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. today or prior to the concert both nights. Orchesis dance concert on stage tonight at WSC Diversity in movement, music, costume and lighting will be features of the Orchesis Dance Concert at Weber State College today and tomorrow at 8 p.m. Twenty-five students will perform in the annual event each night in the Fine Arts Center Little Theater. Admission is $1 for adults and 50 cents for students. Tickets may be purchased at the WSC Administration Building cashier's office from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today or at the Fine Arts box office from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today or at the Fine Arts box office prior to the concert each night, said Sheri llle, Orchesis director. The nine dances, some choreographed by guests and others by students, give varying interpretations and impressions of different aspects of life, Miss llle said. Among student choreographers and dancers is J.D. Stokes, a WSC student who has acted and danced in many theater productions at the college and also professionally at former Valley Music Hall in North Salt Lake and in Hollywood for Disney Studios and others. Music for the dances include classical, traditional folk music, modern rock music, exerpts from movie sound tracks and electronic sound. . An unusual prop for one of the dances will be a rear projection curtain with images projected to accentuate the dance movements and costumes, Miss llle noted. "Students have been rehearsing as much as four and five hours a day for months, including weekends, for this concert, and we feel it will be one of the highlights of the year for the community," she said. Signpost editorship opens This time of year brings the Signpost editor-in-chief hopefuls out of the woodwork, and this year is no exception. It's time for the complainers to put up or shut up. The present editor now looks forward to those last few papers, however, the publications board on the other hand looks forward to the difficult task of choosing a new editor. According to William Porter, adviser to Signpost, a new application will be used this year. The application will be more specific concerning editorial policies and changes the new editor hopes to make in the Signpost. Mr. Porter and other members of the new publications board hope to have a tighter rapport with the neweditor-in-chief of the Signpost. Jerry Burns, executive vice president and member of the publications board, said that applications would be available in the student activities center, the Signpost office and the Communications department office.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1972-02-11, Vol. 31, No. 31|
|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.|