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t j n May 7, 1976 Weber alumnus to run for governor Ogden Mayor A. Stephen Dirks, graduate of Weber State College, today announced his intention to seek the democratic nomination for governor. Speaking from the Council Chambers of the Ogden Municipal Building, Dirks said he was running for governor because "I believe in our system of government and I believe that the executive office is the correct level to deal with the issues which face us. That is why I seek the office of governor and not a lesser, perhaps more accessible one." Citing his achievements as Mayor, Mr. Dirks said that together with the citizens of the community an industrial park, a downtown shopping mall and the renovation of the Union Station and Ogden's 25th street have been achieved without raising property taxes. However, he Jeels that the existing tax structure penalizes the citizen for property improvements and that other alternatives to the question of taxation and community development should be explored. "Decisions made at the state level should be made with a full understanding of their impact" Dirks concluded. The candidate, now serving his second term as Mayor of Ogden, feels the vital issue of the campaign - "at least for me" - is the decision making process itself. He criticized the habit of making political issues emotional ones and said "by refusing to deal logically with our system of government we undermine the system itself." Citing the Watergate scandal as his reason for first entering politics, the 33-year old Mayor said that he feels if our system seems to fail it is because citizens fail to make it work. Concluding his announcement Dirks said he feels it is every citizen's responsibility to participate in government and that is why he is running in 76. Mr. Dirks is the only announced democratic candidate who presently holds an elective office. Elected in 1973, at age 30, he became Ogden's youngest mayor. In a second bid in 1975 Dirks shattered precedents by running unopposed, the first mayor in Ogden's 121 year history to do so. A native of Salt Lake City, the candidate attended Weber State College where he majored in mathematics and minored in physics and German. Discharged as a Sergeant, U.S. Army in 1969, Mr. Dirks went to work at the Bank of Utah where he is now manager of the Escrow deaprtment. Since his election in 1973, Mr. Dirks has been named to several state and national committees. He now serves as Vice-Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Bicentennial Committee, and other assignments include the National League of Cities Policy Committee on Community Development, the Governor's Advisory Committee on Community Development, the Wasatch Front Regional Council, the Weber Area Council of Governments and the Executive Committee of the Weber Industrial Bureau. Don't let that class drag you down ! Today is the final day for dropping a course this quarter. The registrar's office will be open until 5 pm this afternoon for your convenience. Veterans, if you drop a class, be sure to go on downstairs to Room 102 and tell the VA people about it, so your benefits won't get messed up about three months from now. They'll be around until five also. i V Morning Mail : WSC student Melvin Dummar reviews mail he has received from all over the country since he was named in the alledged Howard R. Hughes will found in the L.D.S. Church Office Building. This exclusive photograph was taken inside Mr. Dummar's gas station -store-home on Utah Route 89 in Willard, Utah. Mr. Dummar was named to a 116 share of the Hughes estate, which coul amount to over $150 million. AAark AAasur denied Committee position Mark Masur, student communications vice president said yesterday that he had requested to be on the Special Events Center committee and that it was Studentbody President Kyle Mattson's decision not , to recommend him for it. As Communications Vice Presiden, Masur is responsible for booking concerts and convocation speakers. Earlier this year, Masur attended a conference in Washington D.C. to learn methods of booking speakers, concerts and other forms of entertainment for large, arenas such as the Super Dee. . The trip cost the student $834 for Masur and advisor Ray Myers, neither of who were appointed to the committee. Last week, Mattson said that he did not recommend Masur to the special events center committee . ' .' J' 5 1 tT( " " i . .r- k v ty because he did not want to overburden him and he felt that it was more important for Masur to be on the Student Publications Task Force. Student publications are also a part of the responsibilities of the Communications Vice President. Masur, however, said that he told Mattson that he would only serve on the publications task force if he could also serve on the special events center committee and, that if he could only serve on one committee, he wanted to work on the events center. Last Tuesday, Masur resigned for the Publications Task Force. In reference to the fact that there is not a student majority on the committee, Masur said "If the students get the short end of the stick it's not the administration's fault. ..we've let the student majority slide for two months and we only have three weeks left. Weber State College 1 ,lf.-J-iC- Discovery at Weber reported In a follow-up to Tuesday's report concerning research going on here at Weber, Signpost reporters have learned that Dr. Levi S. Feingold, WSC scientist and professor, has discovered that the vision components known as "rods and cones" may exist in other parts of the body besides the eyes. "I was lead to this hypothesis," reported Dr. Feingold, "when I began using the Signpost in the bottom of my bird cage, and my parakeets developed hemorrhoids." Continuing research in this area goes on, with the Professor experimenting next with the Utah Daily Chronicle.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1976-05-07, 1, Vol. 36, No. 51|
|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.|