Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1980-09-261
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RJLJUUUU WEBFR STATE COLLEGE I Hon00 I ;i QGDEN UTAH Jl INSIDE TODAY NEWS page 3-4 FEATURES page 10-11 SPORTS page 12-13 UNCLASSIFIED. ..page 15 Speaker praises Rep. Gunn McKay Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill (D. Mass.), spoke out on September 1 1 in support of U.S. Representative Gunn McKay (D.Utah). He is seeking re-election in November. O'Neill and other supporters which included Governor Scott Matheson and former governor Calvin Rampton; praised McKay on his development of the McKay-McDay Synfuels Act and continuing support of water projects in Utah. Matheson offered further endorsement of McKay by saying, "I offer my total support and commitment to do everything in my power to get Gunn re-elected." Former governor Calvin Rampton noted that in 1965 when McKay was first elected to the Utah Legislature, it was named the outstanding legislature in the U.S. He called it, "A credit to Gunn as the minority leader." Speaker Tip O'Neill called McKay, "One of the most able, talented and best respected people I know." "I'm pleased and privileged to be your Congressmen." and "It's always great to come home." were among the comments McKay had to offer as he took the podium amid cheers and a standing ovation. He became emotional as he continued, " I'm grateful to Mazatlan Imagine, an all expense paid trip to Mazatlan Mexico. Warm tropical breezes, beautiful beaches, spectacular sunsets, and romantic evenings. Sound nice? Now imagine being on the winning end of a contest involving such a trip. Nice suddenly becomes fantastic, even unbelievable, right? Last April there was such a contest and May 14th there was indeed an excited winner- David Alexander- but as for the trip, well that's a different story altogether. The trip to Mazatlan was the grand prize in an advertising promotion sponsored by Austin Promotions, an Ogden advertising firm headed by Ken Hereford, and of House O'Neill the Almighty and his people. Our future as a nation is secure with people like you." and finally, "I hope I can continue to do the things that need to be one. The entire event was a fund raiser for the McKay campaign. It consisted of a $500 per ticket reception and a $25 plate dinner. Both events were well attended, with about seventy-five attending the reception and six hundred at the dinner. Approximately $20,000 was raised. The atmosphere was festive and very supportive of the entire Democratic party. The main "attraction" was the presence of Speaker of the House, Tip O'Neill. He commented on subjects ranging from ABSCAM to tax reforms. Of ABSCAM he said, "I'm very satisfied with the investigation. Congress has the most stringent ethics code of any government, professional or labor group. " He also made the announcement that there would be no tax cut bills announced before the House recess in October. When questioned about tax reforms O'Neill commented that "To collect all unreported taxes would be a reform in itself." Also of taxes and new legislation concerning them; "..every time Congress passes a new tax law, corporations and wealthy vacation prize never carried an advertised price tag of $2500. The promotion consisted of four large adds run in the Signpost for which approximately 14 Ogden area Merchants payed $225 each. The adds were made up of discount coupons for each business establishment that, in order to become a semi finalist, needed to be clipped from the paper and deposited into a box located at each of the businesses. Each week a semi-finalist was drawn from each of the boxes, brought to the Signpost for publication in the following issue and placed in a box for the final drawing, which brings us back to a very happy David Alexander. Alexander was informed of By Sandy Downey individuals hire financial counselors to find loopholes... Congress goes to work on more legislation to close up those loopholes... and again, more are found. Tax reforms are never ending." O'Neill also stated that the greatest tragedy in America is that the people don't exercise their right to vote. "In 1972, when eighteen year olds were given the right to vote, of those registered, one percent between the ages of 18 and 21 voted; ten percent between 21 and 30; forty-five percent between 30 and 65; and eighty-five percent over 65. The U.S. is the freest nation in the world and yet people don't take advantage of those freedoms." His final comments were on the McKay-McDay Synfuels Act which he praised highly. It was noted that the U.S., (six percent of the world's population) uses thirty-five percent of the world's energy. We (the U.S.) import eighteen million barrels of oil a day. With the Synfuels Act it is hoped that by 1985 imports will be down to five million a day; by 1990 down to two million and by 2000 we should be totally self-sufficient. The money needed for the Synfuels Act will come from the Windfall Profits Act. his triumph by Mark Jensen then employed by Austin Promotions as a salesman. The information and particulars about the trip were to arrive in a couple of weeks. In this case, 'were to arrive' is indeed the key phrase. May and June passed and no information arrived. "I hadn't received anything on the trip by the middle of July do I decided to pay a visit to Austin Promotions and find out what the hold up was," said Alexander. "At that time I talked to Hereford and he told me there was no way he could get reservations for three or four weeks, so I made reservations for the trip beginning Sept 10, 1980." liliffffifl During Freshman orientation, A female member of of the Army R0TC program demostrated Australian rapelling from the WSC stadium. The method involves a head first descent instead of the traditional feet first method. Rapelling is one of many activities that are offered to R0TC students. For information concerning the program contact the R0TC office ext. 6507. fulfilled Alexander added that, according to Hereford, the tickets and information would arrive three weeks prior to departure. Sept 10th rolled around and still nothing. "I tried several times to contact Hereford at Austin Promotions, which had moved to Hereford's residence, and having no success I realized that I was wasting my time," said Alexander. "I then contacted the Better Business Bureau in Salt Lake City," he said. "They told rne that the bureau could do nothing because Austin Promotion had folded and Ken Hereford's business license had expired in the middle of August." Alexander then went to talk to by Bryan Sniffer the County Attorney's Office and was told that the office would look into the problem to see if anything could be done. No charges have been filed to date and Hereford has not been available for comment since mid-July. Debts still outstanding for Austin Promotions are as follows: $1200.00 to the Signpost for advertising, $270.00 to former employee Mark Jensen, and of course that fabulous trip to Mexico.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1980-09-26, Vol. 11, No. 1|
|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.|