Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-11-201
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r Power crisis getting worse Many institutions cutback; Weber State an exception by Sharon Harrington Staff Reporter President Nixon's speech, Nov. 7, concerning the impact of the Arab oil imbargo and the present energy crisis has taken its toll in most of Utah. The speech was brought about after a committee reported to the president that the embargo had already meant a loss of about 80 million barrels of oil in the United States. According to estimates from the Interior Secretary, Stephen A. Wakefield, as quoted from the Ogden Standard Examiner, Wakefield said that petroleum products averaged more than 17 million barrels a day for the first ten months of the year, and that the loss from the embargo could mean a reduction of three million barrels a day in crude oil. Alaska pipeline Utah State officials noted that it would be at least three years before the controversial Alaska pipeline can begin pumping oil from the North Slope fields. With this in mind, Gov. Calvin L. Rampton, on Monday Nov. 12, ordered all state owned buildings to be set at 68 degrees, with the exception of facilities housing persons in poor health. This past week the Ogden Board of Education also met to discuss cutback measures to be taken in school districts. District Superintendent, Dr. William L. Garner, stated enough fuel has been purchased to last the winter, however if deeper cuts were to be taken, Garner suggested that evening classes might be reduced or eliminated. Utah Power and Light had announced earlier in the Ogden Standard Examiner that reductions in Christmas lighting would not be necessary. However, a reevaluation of their statement was made and the announcement was made Tuesday that decorations for the holiday season will still be seen in some places but they will be shut off at 9 p.m. rather than at midnight. This decision came when Utah Power and Light officials met with Salt Lake City officials to decide whether the annual Christmas light would still take place. Their final decision was that the traditional lighting will still take place on Nov. 23, but the switch will be turned off for three weeks, be turned on again Dec. 15, and will last until Dec. 29. In other parts of the Nation, it has been noted that department stores will cut back on plans for holiday displays, in other parts of the country, summer sessions of school are being considered, and many state officias have ordered a 50 mph speed limit for government officials. Cool subways In New York, a reduction of heat on all city subways and trains has been ordered, the Minnesota State Capitol building will not have an official Christmas tree, as it has in past years. Pan American Airways has received authorization from the government to seek agreement with other domestic and foreign airlines to discuss "schedule adjustment," capacity limitations and "consolidation of flight operations" because of the probable 25 percent decrease in fuel this month. The Senate is trying to legislate a bill to put the country on (cont. on page 2) r ' " . , "J f ? - " v" " """" ff ' o " ( 7 ' X ' v., .in ,.. , $a.-- " ; ; " ' "" t Tv I ' . i ; . J i j fr I-' -a ; 1 e 5 " i fj H gLl. U . fir f ; - 1 iLrti "(nil UtoMnf IMpUHg Are all these lights needed? MANY PEOPLE will argue that these UB lights are necessary because of the large flow of people through the lobby of that building. This photo, however, was taken at noon Saturday, (photo by Paul Vaughn) Academic Assembly elections nullified by Supreme Court by Melinda Sowerby Staff Reporter In a 4-0 vote, one justice being absent, the Supreme Court of Weber State College ruled that the elections for Academic Assembly were invalid, and that new elections must be held. An injunction was issued by the Supreme Court, after the Ombudsman received a complaint signed by Skyler Wilson, which said that the elections were illegal, because voters had not been screened properly as to which school they should vote in. According to Debbie Rosaschi, chief justice, the ASWSC Bylaws, specifically sections c and d, had been violated, but that the filing procedures of the Ombudsman was legal in accordance with the ASWSC Constitution. Complaint read Brad Post, Ombudsman, representing the prosecution read to those present at the hearing the complaint charging that the elections committee was not informed by the ASWSC Executive Council to require students to be verified as bona fide members of the area in which they voted, and that the democratic principles of sound representative government requires voters to be verified as to their membership. The charges also said that by failing to inform the elections committee, the legitimacy of both the Academic Assembly New elections scheduled Executive Council revised election by-laws Friday and set the date for Academic Assembly representatives election for today. Running against each other for social science representative are Dave Allen and Jeffrey L. Hoskins. Von Moody, Craig Brown, Gary M. Hess, Scott S. Heiner, Scott E. Horspool, Garrison M. Carter are all running unopposed for representatives of their schools: natural science, education, allied health services, technology, business and economics, and humanities, respectively. Executive Council revised the election by-laws to comply with the Supreme Court decision which nullifed the election of Nov. 13. Council changed the by-laws so that election judges must check a computer printout to verify a student's major and enrollment in the area for which he wishes to vote. Students enrolled in secondary education can vote for the education representative with proof of their acceptance into that area. General education students may declare the area in which they wish to vote, and the election judges will then issue a ballot from that area. Council also voted to extend the hours polls would be open. Formerly polls have been open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. New hours are 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The hours were extended to allow students who finish class at 2 p.m. enough time to vote before polls close for the day. ' Polls will be set up in the Union Building foyer, in Promontory Towers and in the Social Science Building. Write-in candidates may be an important part of the election results for this election. Inasmuch as all candidates, except those running for the social science seat, are running unopposed, students may wish to write in a candidate for any area representative. Brent Johns reported at council meeting that the Faculty Evaluation has been approved by the Academic Assembly and is scheduled for the last part of this quarter. Johns said there was much concern among the assembly members as to how the evaluation would be used. primary and final elections were put in jeopardy. Brent Johns, ASWSC Academic Vice President represented the defense. He pointed out that there is a difference between the senate of years past, and the academic assembly, because the assembly has no power to affect WSC but works through Executive Council as a student voice, much like the Academic Council is a faculty voice for the administration. He also said that the constitution provides no requirements for elections, but says that there will be a representative from each specific school. No majors According to Johns, 25 percent of the students at WSC have no declared school, but have a general major, which means they could vote in any school they chose. He said that this, special perrogative is irreconsilable, each student having the right to vote, even if they are a member of no specific school. Johns stated that no rules were infringed on in any way, by the elections committee.Doug Young, chairman of the elections committee was asked what procedure was followed in letting students vote. Young said they asked each student, "What is your major?" Students were then given a ballot for that school, and the I.D. card was marked on numbers 39 and 40 to serve as a safeguard against ballot box stuffing. New elections With the court's final decision. Rosaschi stated that both the primary and final elections would have to be held. No new petitions could be taken out. however. Students with a general major will be able to declare which school they vant to vote in with a verbal statement.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-11-20, Vol. 33, No. 13|
|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.|