Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-03-011
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nrinnnnrYT u 1 Hii vLa.X JL -AJLAJLAJ S '.''V i Board he on Signpos ' I r J I I Is- : :! Is I! i! ' " 1 if - : ' ! I REFLECTING ON THE WINDOWS of the Administration Building is the image of the Stewart Bell Tower. The windows provide a view of the campus from a unique angle, (photo Fred Barta ) UnpaicT student parking fines problem for campus police Unpaid parking fines are the biggest problem facing the Weber State College police force according to department head William Carver. Carver said that the WSC force used two types of forms for ticketing illegal parking on campus. One was used on student operated vehicles while the other was a form similar to that used by other local law enforcement agencies. He explained that those tickets issued on the second form were processed through the regular city court and were usually issued to cars that appeared to be non-student vehicles. A student who fails to pay his parking fines or fails to appear before the WSC Traffic Committee to have his case reviewed is in jeopardy of having his registration or his graduation held up. Carver noted that approximately 50 percent of the tickets reviewed by the Traffic Committee are eventually dismissed. Another problem facing the force is student harassment. "Generally the students are not aware of the circumstances ors sty mows r ito by I which require our vehicles to appear in violation of parking rules," stated Carver. He noted an instance where a police car had been parked on the walkway between the two sections of the Union Building. The force had been called to aid a student who was having an epileptic seizure on the staircase in the UB, but while they were inside attending NOTES SUCH AS this are often placed on the window of police cars on campus and are just one of many forms of harassment the campus police must put up with, (photo by Fred Barta ) e Final deliberations will be held today at 2 p.m. by the media board to choose Brad Carver or Dave Midget as editor of the Signpost for the next year. The decision to vote today came during the meeting Wednesday, at which interested parties expressed their views concerning the two applicants. Becky Sparkman, communications vice president, who also presides over the media board, read two letters to the group. One was from Dave Allen, a member of academic assemly and the other was from Mike Dabling, former editor of the Signpost. In his letter, Allen said that he supported.Carver because he has had, "quality experience." Allen said of Midget, "I was especially disappointed in his derogatory expressions and his coalition with the present editor." Fairly good knowledge Dabling also said that he supported Carver. He pointed out that Carver has worked in the wire room of the Ogden Standard Examiner, and "has gained a fairly good knowledge of all aspects of newspaper production."He further stated that Midget's training "has more or less been limited to training received in the classroom and working for the Signpost," whereas Carver "has the student another group of students had driven off in the police car hindering efforts to get the student proper medical attention."The overall crime rate is down at Weber this year and I think it is due to a higher calibre of student attending school," said Carver. dent opi ditor sele picked the brains of everyone connected with journalism he has come in contact with, including writers, editors, printers, press men,' circulation men, advertising men and photographers." Dabling pointed out that Carver is now editor-in-chief of the Focus the newspaper of the LDS Institute of Religion. Wire service Dabling continued, saying that Carver would use the wire service in the Signpost, but would, "screen the material carefully and localize the wire service story used in the Signpost." He said of Midget, "Dave proposes more use of the wire copy in the Signpost, which is fine if you want the newspaper to turn into a weekly wire service wrap up." As a final point, Dabling told the media board to look at the maturity of the two, "because to a large extent, Weber State College is known by its newspaper." Bonnie Cantwell, Signpost editor, spoke supporting Dave Midget. She stated that Carver was short on "reliability, philosophy and experience." She told the board that the Signpost must come.out twice a week on time, everytime, and that Carver "would give me fits in getting his material in while he was working under me last year, when I was political editor." Hard work She said that being editor took a willingness to work hard every day, even during vacations. She said that Carver pushed back his deadline, over the New Year's holiday so his staff wouldn't have to give up their holiday. She stated, my staff came in, and didn't have to be called. Cantwell also spoke of the work done on the literary suppliment First Stone. She said that Midget was the only person who had followed the production all the way through. She said that he's the only one who could handle its production, the only one who volunteers to help. She said that in every Signpost, Midget "has two, three or four pages that he is responsible for. That includes layout and copy reading. She also pointed out that Midget is used to, and can put up with the tremendous pressure that a Signpost editor is under. Paper comes first Cantwell stated that Midget "has courage and dedication. The paper comes first to him." She also said that Midget would stand behind the staff. Wil Grey, managing editor of the Signpost also spoke to the board concerning the applicants. He said that he has had both persons working for him. He said that "Carver was a total harassment." "Grey said that Carver constantly "fails to meet nion ctton deadlines." He said Carver made no use of the time he spent in the office. He said that Carver has not come in the office recently to prepare himself for the job of editor, should he get it. As to Midget's involvement with the Signpost, Grey stated that Midget was, totally dedicated, putting in as many hours as a full time job. He also said that Midget was the only one familiar enough with the First Stone to carry on with it. Grey said that Midget's one fault was that, "he is totally honest. He has no tact or diplomacy, and won't cater to the whim of pressures. From scratch Debbie Malan, features editor of the Signpost, stated that she knew both candidates as journalists. She said Carver was slow at the beginning of the year because "lie had to start every thing from scratch, he had to choose his staff and also, he had problems with his press." She said that his staff was inexperienced, and that very few of the students that write for the Signpost would write for the Focus. Sharon Harrington Signpost and Focus reporter spoke next, saying that she was a "friend of both, and I write for both." She said that she would have to back Dave for 2 or 3 reasons. She stated that she did not like the looks of the Focus sometimes and when she told Carver, he would reply that they were not his pages. However she continued, the editor should have the final say. She said that Dave's pages looked good. She said that too many times he has fallen back on his deadlines. Susan Grey, who stated that she was not a student, but an observer said that "Brad is un-dependable." She said that "Bill, (Wil Grey, her husband) would call Brad up on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and again early Monday morning to make sure his story would be ready. He would guarantee it would be ready. But it never was, and Bill would have to find something to take its place. She pointed out that a newspaper office should be run like a newspaper office. She stated that every time she came in last year "Brad was playing card games, instead of getting news out." She said her impression was that the cards came first. She asked the media board to look at Focus and Signpost journalistically. Maian answered this by saying that Carver did play cards last year, but not since he became editor of the Focus. After some deliberations as to when to meet again, and whether or not a closed session would be valid, the board voted to meet on Friday in a closed session, then open the meeting for the voting.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-03-01, Vol. 33, No. 36|
|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.|