Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1978-02-281
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u V 5- - Volume 38, Number 36 I J, v . - I s ' ; - v " ' :! ': ' ''turn' -m "d, u --- j WSC STUDENT DENNIS DUNCANSON, a junior from Fullerton, Calif., is presented with the Annual All-American Football Award by President Joseph L. Bishop. Saturday night, in the Dee Events Center. Duncanson is the only Junior on the team to be named All-American. The award was sponsored by the kodak Football Coaches Association. Photo by Clyde Mueller Presidential hopefuls sp eak-ou t, again John Redding WSC student Presidential hopefuls explained their platforms during a candidate speakout before a small talkative gathering of students, in the U.B. lounge area, Friday, at noon. The candidates for the office of student body President included Corey Bell, Greg Garfield and write-in candidate, Linval (Dilo) Lewis. Bell, the first to speak, pointed out the students at Weber State College will be getting a new college president in June. "We need to elect somebody to represent the students to the new administration who won't be walked over," he said. Bell promised; if elected, he would maintain an open administration, a vocal administration, and an office always open to the students here. "I intend to be a very open president," said Bell. Greg Garfield was the second speaker, stating that he would like to create a new standard on campus to "enhance student's attitudes towards their education." A method of doing this, according to Garfield, would be by initiating an evaluation-survey program by which students would have access to published information concerning the methods and ratings of instructors. According to Garfield, students at Weber State are not directly involved in the process of education which they are paying for. Linvai (Dilo) Lewis, a write in candidate, said, "I lost the primary elections by only 12 votes; I owe it to the students to run. My platform is to open the student administration to a two-way system of communication. Only when the people communicate -their needs to the people can government truly work effectively." His list of proposed changes included: married student housing, a fraternity housing, upgrading present gym facilities, DEC activities geared more to students, more involvement by AWS, veterans and night students. Student body elections will be held today and Wednesday. Results of the elections will be known by Tuesday, March 7. Weber State College Ogden, Utah Capital punishment: a deterrent or an act fviolence? by Brad Hart In general, the issue of capital punishment focuses ' on whether it is a deterrent to crime, said Attorney General Robert Hansen during yesterday's debate. The debate, held at noon in the UB theater, featured Hansen and Attorney Gil Athay in a cross-examination . format. Hansen went on to say it isn't a question of whether capital punishment deters, but whether it is superior to life imprisonment or lesser punishment. He then said the argument breaks down into a question of whether the death penalty is a deterrent to persons other than the convicted killer. "The bottom line is that we don't know whether or not capital punishment is a superior deterrent in respect to third persons." There is no question as to whether capital punishment is 100 percent effective in the by Nancy Bailey Two men were arrested Sunday morning, Feb. 26 on 3rd degree felony charges. The charges alleged possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence public intoxication and connection in a theft of a foosball table from Promontory Tower. About 5:10 a.m.. Robert Andy Voorhies, age 19 and Kirt S. Ti tensor, age 19, were seen allegedly loading the foosball game into the back of a blue Dodge pickup truck by a campus policeman. Two other items seen being put in to the floor boards of the truck were identified as an owl statue and a coffee percolator.The officer followed the pickup truck to 36th and Harrison, where he then pulled the suspect vehicle over. According to the arresting officer, the pickup was traveling "erratically' on the road, crossing the center line several times and at one point traveling down the center of the road for the distance of one block. cases where it is applied, he said. He said he thinks one execution can save seven or eight lives by keeping the killer out of society, and that there are statistics to back him. "I think the death penalty is a religion," said Athay. "It's something we, each grew up with." He siad it is something most people have fashioned an opinion on by listening to t parents, peers and teachers, and that most people have not personally studied the question. "I am personally opposed to the death penalty because I can't find any justification for it," Athay said. The death penalty, he said, is an act of violence sanctioned by society. Can an educated, civilized society "justify violence under any condition except in the extreme circumstances of saving one's own life or that of another?" he asked. Trio arrested over weekend During a search, a plastic bag with a grass like substance and a glass smoking pipe was allegedly found on Voorhies. Both suspects were arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and taken to Weber County Jail. Voorhies has been released on $2,000 bail, and Titensor on $1,715 bail. Other Arrests Also over the weekend, a charge of Public Intoxication was filed on Albert D. Bramble, a resident of Promontory Tower. Officer Hestand of the WSC campus police received a complaint at 4:50 a.m., Feb. 25, that someone was allegedly drunk and causing a disturbance on the 5th floor of P.T. Upon investigating the complaint, Hestand discovered February 28, 1978 The act of violence spawns violence, Athay said. And when violence becomes a mode and a method, some people will say 'if the state can do it, so can I,' he added. We fail to realize, he said, that the people who commit murders are those raised in poverty and sometimes despicable conditions who don't stop to-think about being killed if they kill. Hansen, citing a hypothetical example of a killer who kills a guard while he is in prison, asked, "Would you say the death penalty should never be imposed?" Athay responded by saying that under Utah law, a man is paroled when the parole board says he is ready, and a person who had committed another crime would never be paroled. Hansen said that if the death penalty had been applied in the first place, the guard would never have been killed. Bramble in ' the allegedly behaving hallway, in an in- toxica ted manner. He was asked to return to his room and go to bed. At 5:15 a.m., the officer returned to the 5th floor of P.T. on a second report that Bramble allegedly was causing a disturbance. Bramble was arrested for alleged public intoxication and booked into Weber County Jail. At 6 :15 a.m. the same morning Bramble apparently walked out of the Weber County Jail unnoticed. It is believed when the work release prisoners left the building, Bramble left with them. A search of the area between from the jail to P.T. proved negative. Attempts by the Utah Highway Patrol to find Bramble so far have been unsuccessful.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1978-02-28, Vol. 38, 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.|