Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1976-05-07, 21
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i lf , i- WMtaaJ VV'nKnr C o to rVJ1oYO r - f, i i i. ... v. v. E 1 Ray Myers : Leaving Weber for Utah State William Colby Spies at A memo released in January by the CIA indicates that the CIA was worried about student socialist activity at Weber State as well as Utah State University. The memo says "source said YSA (Young Socialist Alliance) has been growing some i n Logan and Ogden in the colleges there." The information preceding and following that line in the memo were deleted before the memo was released. Michael Moody, a member of the YSA at Utah State, said that there never has been an organized chapter of YSA at Weber but that there were students at Weber who were active members. William Colby, former director of the CIA spoke here on Friday and in a response to a question about CIA involvement on college campuses Colby admitted that it was in violation of the CIA charter but that both Presidents Nixon and Johnson ordered the CIA "to find out if there was any foreign infiltration." He also ssaid that the CIA would never get involved again on college campuses. A recent story by the College Weber Press Service included more information about CIA activities on college campuses. The story said that during the fifties and sixties, the CIA turned increasingly to covert action in student, cultural and labor matters according to the report of the Senate Investigating Committee chaired by Frank Church (D-Idaho). The CIA's view was, said the report that "the struggle with communism was seen to be, at center, a struggle between our institutions and theirs." The story says that most of the contacts are limited to asking professors about their travels, but that some professors were also used to consult on areas of expertise. In at least one case, at Washington University in St. Louis, a faculty member was used by the CIA to provide information on his colleagues. Covert links between the CIA and the American Academic community first came to the public eye in 1967 when Haniparts magazine proved that the intelligence agency was connected to the National Student Association ( NSA). Ray Myers leaves Greener pastures Ray Myers, Weber State College Coordinator of Student Activities, is resigning his current position to take on similar duties at Utah State University in Logan The decision was made final last Thursday when representatives form USU informed Myers of his appointment following consideration of several applications by their review board. Myers noted several advantages in transferring his home base from Weber State to Utah State. Myers stated that serving as student coordinator in Logan will enable him to work on his masters degree, and will also give him additional time to devote to COPOVA (Committee on the Performing of Visual Arts) A national organization to which Myers was appointed as chairperson. Also , said Myers, "I will have a raise in salary at Utah State." Myers said that his new job will be similar to his duties at Weber and that he will be advising three student government vice presidents at Utah State in presiding over their Union activities.Myers, an employee of the College here for the past four years, stated that since coming to Weber he has been advisor to ASWSC's activities board; created and developed "Good Company" and the"Good Company bureau concept; developed and created the successful dinner theatre concept.Also cited by Myers as areas of accomplishment were development of the volunteers bureau and the public relations bureau. "I've developed what concerts have been done," said Ray, "prior to that there was very little done on concerts. Then, together with Mr. (Farrell) Shepherd and Mr. (Dave) Rich, we developed the areas of advisor to each one of the student government areas." According to Myers, "Before that the concept was one advisor to student activities and one advisor to student government." "And now through Mr. Shepherd ...we've developed into each vice-president having advisor." Right now Myers is advisor to the Communications, Activities and Public Relations Vice Presidents. Myers will be assuming his new office at the Utah State Union on June 1, 1976. "We really hate to see him go," says Student Government Coordinator Dave Rich, "but he'll have a job where his talents can be used." Utah State has 3500 students living on campus and they "flock to student activities, but if we plan something here at Weber, about 15 show up," commented Rich. "We're losing a good man t ) 1 I v I. TWO UAY w t 1 i i No Exit: If you are driving a car in Ogden, you can turn left, right or go straight ahead, but if you are in a train it is left or right only. Weber: in Logan who's done a fantastic job," said new Executive Council member Murray Olsen. "I don't see how they'll get a replacement very soon." Another member of next year's Executive Council mused, "Ray hasn't exactly been treated like solid gold here. Some administrators don't get along with him very well. He is too dynamic."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1976-05-07, 2, 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.|