Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-10-041
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O Weber State College inside... See a "Mexico in Spring" photo essay in Signature section, page 7. Vol. 44 No. 3 Tuesday, October 4, 1983 u u Former CIA Agent Explains Air Tragedy Patti Sherman and Rick Romero of ABC's PM Magazine visited WSC Monday afternoon to film sequences for up-coming Signpost photoJohn Hampton shows. Watch for them October 12 and 14 as they show the beauty of Weber State during the program openings. "The Story Behind the Story of Korean Flight 007" will be the topic of the first convocation at Weber State College, Oct. 6. Ralph McGehee, one of the most highly decorated officers of the CIA before his retirement, will speak in the Austad Auditorium of the Browning Center at noon in a lecture that is free with WSC activity card, and $1 without. McGehee has spent many years participating in and researching U.S. intelligence operations and has uncovered a number of "blunders," as he terms them, in covert activities. His lecture is based both on personal experience with the CIA and his knowledge of intelligence activities. McGehee outlines President Reagan's Executive Order that allows the CIA to conduct covert operations within the United States. He relates the Agency's past domestic operations when it subverted' academics, students, labor unions, religious groups and the media and then predicts the areas of the Agency's current domestic operations. He will also emphasize the dangers of President Reagan's March 11, 1983 Executive Order that placed hundreds of government employees under the constraints of the secrecy agreement. This issue is of paramount importance to university students anticipating a career in government, for the Executive Order requires that government employees, for the rest of their lives, submit all writings, speeches, and scholarly works for prepublication censorship. He warns students of the ramifications of the Executive Order and describes his two year battle with the CIA as he agonizingly wrestled his book, word for word, through the CIA's publication review board. Mr. McGehee has a number of publications, including a book entitled "Deadly Deceits" which discusses ways the United States mishandled events in the Bay of Pigs, Iran and Vietnam. Before his recruitment into the CIA, McGehee was an honor student and a star tackle at Notre Dame. His lecture at Weber State marks the first of five convocations that will be held this fall. ASWSC Officers Attend Summer Conferences by Kathy Kendell Gov't Affairs Editor The ASWSC summer leadership conference appeared to be a success in terms of leadership experience gained and ASWSC funds saved, according ASWSC President Brad Howell. "The conference was the best I think we could have had," Howell said. "We saved $2,500 in costs and had a very constructive time." According to the ASWSC president, the officers spent more time in workshops than in past years. "We all heard interesting ideas and came up with many problems we want to solve." Howell also said that unity and strong school spirit were highlights of the conference. Laurie Bonnell, ASWSC cultural vice president, also attended two other conferences in California. Bonnell and several other students drove to San Francisco last July. There they attended a dinner party given by intermediary agent Phyllis Parsons. According to Bonnell, Parsons helps to get big name concerts for Weber State. "Most agents won't deal directly with colleges and students," said Bonnell. "Phyllis acts as an intermediary for us. She has contacts with the agents." Bonnell went with four other friends, three of whom are students. However, ASWSC funds were used only to help finance Bonnell's expenses. The trip began in a Weber State car, but due to mechanical failures, a rental car was used for most of the trip. "It worked out that the rental car was cheaper than our own motor pool car," said Bonnell. She made the trip along with Todd Boothe, Valea Beckwith, John Engle and Rhonda Garner. Rhonda Garner went as an advisor only because another advisor could not be found. Advisors Grant Protzman and Monte Shupe could not go because of other obligations. "Mary Jo LaTullipe was going to attend but ended up cancelling because of family obligations," said Bonnell. "We were told Rhonda could go as an advisor because she works as a secretary in Administration." According to Bonnell the agents at the party were impressed with the students and Weber State. "Phyllis told me we may get a big concert out of the evening." The cultural vice president also attended the National Association of Campus Activities conference in Los Angeles. NACA paid for the total cost of the trip. The NACA held the conference to find members for their showcase selection committee. The committee will select entertainers to play at their big convention in November. Bonnell was the only person from Utah selected for the committee. The committee will select performers from which colleges across the nation can choose. King and Queen Finalists Chosen Homecoming week is just around the corner (Oct. 10-15). In preparation for it, 12 students have been selected as Homecoming queen and king finalists. The studentbody can vote for their favorite candidates Thursday, Friday and Monday in the Union building. The six women vying for queen are: Melissa Bailey, Stephanie DeGraw, Lorinda Goff, Charlette Larsen, Jeannie Larson and Shannon Saunders. Greg Barthlome, Todd Boothe, Doug Craner, Dave Felt, Brad Glines and Dave Morby all have hopes of becoming Weber's 1984 Homecoming king. Last Friday, 35 applicants were judged and scored on their personality, poise, intellect, communication and appearance. Each person was interviewed for five minutes by the judges, who were Dr. Daniel Gallego, Deanna Hall, Amy Allred, Jeff Hoerr and Darnel Haney. The king and his two attendants and the queen and her two attendants will be announced at the pep rally, Monday, 9 p.m., at the duck pond. The royalty will preside at Saturday's football game against Idaho as well as at the Homecoming dance on Friday. The theme of the dance is "Follow That Dream."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-10-04, Vol. 44, No. 3|
|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.|