Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-01-221
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LP D 53E 4" Students miss lona week-end I Special effort averts WSC fuel shortage by Wil Grey Managing Editor Monday, Jan. 14, was almost a bonus holiday for Weber State College students. Due to a recent cold spell, heating oil levels reached a critical stage on the Ogden campus. The near shut down was averted when Weber managed to obtain an emergency fuel allocation through State Fuels Coordinator Cliff Collings. The proceeding Friday found WSC's 38 thousand gallon tanks near empty prompting the request for more fuel. The request was met with a 9,100 gallon delivery on the weekend followed by another similar delivery on Monday. Interuptable service The college normally uses natural gas to heat buildings however, when the school was built an "interuptable service" contract with Mountain Fuel Supply Company was signed. WSC Purchasing Department head, Bob Neilson, explained that this contract is similar to those used by industrial users of natural gas. The contract provides that Mountain Fuel is given the option to require WSC and other industrial users to switch to an alternative source of heat at their direction. This request is generally made when pressure drops are felt in gas lines serving residential users. During the recent cold weather, Mountain Fuel invoked this privilege and WSC turned to its oil reserves. Applications open for editor position Applications for the position of Signpost Editor are now being taken. Interested students may pick up forms from Mary Jelenik in the Activities Center of the Union Building. The new editor will be picked near the end of this quarter to serve from spring quarter through winter quarter with the exception of summer quarter during which the Signpost does not publish. The position carries with it a monthly salary of $140 and a tuition waiver . Media Board members will choose the new editor following a series of interviews later this quarter. An innovation last year created an open meeting in which students are given an opportunity to question the candidates prior to the selection by the Media Board. The Signpost publishes bi-weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays. The editor is responsible for the editorial content and the editorial policies of the paper. Financial responsibilities come under the jurisdiction of the Signpost Business Manager. Persons of any major are eligible to apply for the position. The energy crisis facing the nation added further to the problem. Under the fuel allocation provisions set up by the Federal Energy Commission, suppliers are required to supply customers with the same fuel supplies as in the "base" year 1972. (These allocations are on a month-to-month basis with no allowance for borrowing from one month to another. ) Bonneville Distributing Co., in Roy, which supplied Weber's fuel needs during the base year, is no longer in the heating oil business and therefore, a question as to who is legally obligated to furnish WSC's fuel needs is hindering acquisition of oil supplies. Attorney on problem "The Denver branch of the Federal Office of Fuel and Gas has an attorney working on the problem, but as yet no decision has been made," explained Nielson. Until a decision is reached Weber is faced with obtaining gas on a catch-as-catch can basis. Nielson stated that the mild winter has helped in easing the problem substantially, but a prolonged cold spell could change the picture drastically. Nielson felt that the Energy Committee appointed by Pres. Joseph Bishop had been helpful in recommending ways to conserve energy but noted that few of the programs had been put into effect at this time. Among other things, the committee recommended consolidation of building usage and removal of hot water from lavatory facilities on campus. v.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-01-22, Vol. 33, No. 25|
|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.|