Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-04-301
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h Li I - r RALPH NADER, CONSUMER advocate, speaks to a capacity audience on the perils of atomic reactors. He said the accident rate for such reactors is high, (photo by Fred Barta) 'Spring "Spring Fever Week," an annual week of fun and games sponsored by the ASWSC is scheduled for the week of May 13-18. Activities planned for the week are open to all Weber State College students and all students and all activities except the dunking machine are free. The tentative scheduled follows. Monday, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until noon, students will be repelling themselves off of the stadium. This event will be supervised by the ROTC of Weber to insure that no accidents occur. At noon, the dunking machine will be set up. Students will pay 25 cents to throw three balls at their victims. The money raised will go to the March of Dimes. Outdoor Movie An Outdoor movie will be presented at 9 p.m. on Monday. Final plans as to what movie will Fever' be shown have not been made. However, according to Michael Stever, activities vice president, "it looks like it will be Little Big Man." "Anything Can Happen Day," is planned for Tuesday. ' "Anything Can Happen Day," is planned for Tuesday. There will be bike races, which are planned to begin at 10 a.m. .followed by an insult contest will take place at 11 a.m. and a pie-throwing aontest scheduled for noon. Student and faculty golfers will compete at 1 p.m. in a tournament scheduled on Tuesday. There will be a car rally at 5 p.m. and a street dance scheduled for 9 p.m. Tuesday. Wednesday is "Snarf Day," according to Stever. This day will consist of two eating contests. A pancake eating contest will be held at 8 a.m. followed at 1 p.m. Nader concludes week; criticizes oil comapnies by Rosanne Davis Staff reporter Accumulative pollution is a form of corporate violence that is being perpetrated on the American people in the name of business and economic growth according to consumer advocate, Ralph Nader. Friday in the final "Issues '74" lecture, Nader said that corporate crime was a much greater problem than street crime. He said that one corporate crime was "the intrusion of people's inalienable rights to a safe environment." Because pollutants do not cause immediate pair or injuiry, he said industries are not pressed to clean up. "Many pollutants are not even capable of being seen, smelled or touched." He called this "precisely a prescription for human extinction.". Nader called attention to the poor quality of drinking water in most American cities arid towns and noted the reluctance of Americans to recognize this form of pollution. Contaminated water "It's as if it were unamerican week schedule set by a "jello and banana snarf ing contest." The annual luau, is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Wednesday, followed by "Good Company in Concert," Stever said. There will also an amature nignt contest held that evening . Grubbie Day Thursday is "Grubbie Day" all students are to wear cutoffs and other grubbie apparel. At 11 a.m. on Thursday a college spelling bee is planned. There will also be water fights held on the lower quad at 1 p.m. on Thursday. Everyone is encouraged to bring squirt guns and buckets to participate in this event, Stever said. Thursday evening there is no scheduled activity but is scheduled as a rest a and recuperation evening. All day Friday is set aside as breaking world records day. At to think drinking water is polluted." "If communists were behind contamination of our drinking water, we would clean up our drinking water." He then challenged Weber State biology students to test the water in the Ogden area. "What is the situation here?" he asked. "You might want to find out. You are not going to have Exxon says, 'We would like you to know'." Nader accused pollution of discrimination on the basis of economic class. "That is the only thing the poor get more of in this country - pollutants." He reminded the audience that immigrant workers are exposed to pesticideSj that ghetto children have lead paint poisoning and that lower cost housing is often close to factories that pollute. Double standard "No executive lives near his plant but in the suburbs." Nader said, pointing out that such a double standard was a matter of profits. Industries often maintain that because they are necessary to local economy they have a right noon there will be bed and chariot races, followed at 1 p.m. by aninter-collegiate trivia contest. An outdoor spring format formal is on the agenda for Friday evening at 9 p.m. Plans are to hold it in Blue Key Plasa. The fountain will be turned on and torches lit for the event. Outside day Saturday is going to be an outside day. There will ten cent hot dogs and free punch available all day. Students are encouraged to bring kites, footballs, frisbees and picnic lunches. John Sebastian will perform in one show only, in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. This concert will be free to WSC students with I.D. Cards. No other people will be allowed into the concert. It will be on a first come, first serve basis. All week there will be other activities planned, such as an invention contest and a to pollute, according to Nader. He said their attitude is, "If you don't let us contaminate like we want to, we will just run away ! " However he maintained that industries do have the technology and resources to control pollution. Nader struck out against planning for nuclear power plants. "We have had no say about where they are being built or why they should be built ," he criticized . Power plants Nader called government planning of the nuclear power plants a form of totalitarianism. He said citizens had no right to vote on the matter, only the right to ahearing which would probably be ineffective. "That is such a violation of democratic principles that it has to be seen as a governmental crime." Nader proposed solar or geo-thermal energy as a substitute for muclear of fossil energy. "I assume solar energy has not been developed by now because Exxon has not got a title to it," he said. However at the present he said, "We waste energy like there was no tomorrow." photo contest. According to Stever, the Spring Fever committee is still looking for new activities to add to the agenda. He said the activities for the week, were planned because, "it's spring. Skip a class and have some fun." Weather forecast Outlook for Northern Utah Warm, dry weather expected until Thursday. Cooler temperatures and showers expected on Thursday. Temperatures will range from the high 70s on Tuesday and Wednesday to the low 60's by Thursday.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-04-30, Vol. 33, No. 49|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|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.|