Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-01-141
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i .J I story " pa9e 9 j i i' I Vol. 43, No. 22 WEbER STATE COiiEqE fjf Friday, January 14, 1983 BSU honors King at noon memorial The Black Scholars United will hold a memorial service for Martin Luther King today at noon. According to Forrest Crawford, BSU advisor, the meeting will be held in room 338 of the Shepherd Union Building. The meeting will be a eulogy for King. Born Michael Lewis King, he later changed his name to Martin Luther. A native of Atlanta, King attended Booker T. Washington High School and later entered Morehouse College. In 1947 King entered the ministry and graduated from Morehouse the following year. King received his B.C. degree in 1951 from Crozer Theological Seminary. While there he received the Pearl Plafkner Prize for excellence in scholarship. King earned his doctorate of philosophy degree from Boston University in 1955. His public career began the same year in Montgomery, Alabama, where he led the working blacks' fight against segregation on public buses. He was active in civil and human rights for 13 years and was assassinated April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tenn. The Rev. Dr. N. Lawrence Liggins, pastor of the New Zion Baptist Church of Ogden, will deliver the memorial service speech. A film and taped speeches of King will also be shown beginning at 11 a.m. in room 338 of the Shepherd Union Building. The meeting is free and the public is invited. WSC Credit Union may open its doors to the students by Cherilyn Kawa Staff Reporter Credit union benefits through the Weber State College Employees Credit Union may soon be available to students if the proposal is approved by the National Credit Union Administration. A request to allow students to join the union, now available only to faculty and alumni, was made to the board of directors last quarter and is now awaiting approval by the board. "There was a very positive response," said Bruce Richeson, student body president. He said some of the benefits would include lower interest rates and the close proximity of the union. He said he is still awaiting word from the board. In a survey of the WSC student body, it showed three to one in favor of joining the credit union. Students also said they would deposit an average of $2,000 annually in checking and savings accounts. Some suggestions for student membership include a valid and current WSC activity card, spouses and immediate family members of married, divorced or widowed students and student members having all the rights and privileges offered to present credit union members. i 4 t- ' : . , Police search for missing student Phoio bv Rodney Wright A confused Bret England compares the time on his watch with that of a clock in the Social Science Building. New power system blamed for campus clock confusion by Bobbie Todd Staff Reporter Clocks on the north side of campus all have something different to say. From the administration building to the science lecture hall, there are clocks that say about any time imaginable. But the clock problem is not a minor one says Sid Jensen, the director of electronic systems. "It's not simply a matter of changing the clocks," Jensen said. "The problem is that they won't work with the new 12,000 volt (power) system. All of the clocks on campus are controlled by a master generator, but the generator can't run on the new power system that is being installed. The new system is of a voltage too high for the master clock system to operate. Jensen said that while the problem now is only on the north side, as the rest of the campus is transferred to the new power system the rest of the clocks will also be affected. "When the administration studied the new power system they decided to abandon the clocks because they were not cost effective," said Bob Folsom of architectural services. He continued, "They decided to correct the problem as a result of complaints by faculty and students." The proposed solution is to tie the master clock into the new business building. According to Jensen the earliest possible date for correction is next September. The proposal must be approved by the state building board. by Lisa Wright Managing Editor A 48-year old Weber State -student has been reported as missing since Dec. 28, when he apparently traveled to Salt Lake City to a Utah Symphony concert. James D. Burton, a resident of Wasatch Hall, is described as a white male, five feet ten inches tall, 185 pounds, with a medium build and short red hair. Roger Johnson, the campus detective in charge of the investigation, said the campus police are doing all that is possible to locate Burton. Police checked hospitals, jails and hotels in the Salt Lake City area for any trace of the missing man. An all points bulletin has also been sent through the National Crime Information Center in an attempt to locate Burton outside of the state. One lead that the police have in the case is Burton's brother, who works for the California Highway Patrol out of Redding. Although Detective Johnson said they have not been able to reach Burton's brother, it is the most substantial lead they have. James D. Burton According to Campus Police Chief Lee Cassity, Burton's disappearance is very bizarre. All of his clothing and personal belongings are still at his apartment, which seems to indicate that Burton wasn't planning to leave school. Chief Cassity also said that they have received numerous calls reporting him missing. Burton began school at Weber in fall quarter and worked in the library. Enrolled in the Honors program, he is described as a very good student and a reliable person. Cassity stated that for Burton to leave without telling anyone seems to be out of his character. The campus police would appreciate receiving any information as to Burton's whereabouts. If you know anything that would be helpful in locating him. please call them at 626-6460. Wildcat victory benefits Signpost editor-in-chief Thanks to the big Weber State win last night, Signpost editor-in-chief Steve Largent was spared having to wear a University of Montana t-shirt. Several weeks ago Largent was talking with Jackie Peterson, business manager for the Montana Kaimim, (the University pf Montana newspaper) and the discussion turned to which school had the better basketball team. It seemed that the only fair way to settle the issue would be to make a bet. So this week the bet was finalized. The loser would be required to wear a t-shirt from the winning school for one full day. Due to a great Wildcat team effort. Peterson will soon be wearing a WSC shirt around the Missoula campus.Largent and Peterson have already made plans for a similar wager when the Wildcats visit Montana next month.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-01-14, Vol. 43, No. 22|
|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.|