Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-10-261
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- XJ r U U Vol. 43 No. 9 ueLer state collEqE r For Halloween Horrors-see pages 7, Q, & 9 Tuesday, October 26, 1982 j i r H - ? The "Living W" above Weber State is illuminated with lights as a highlight to Homecoming week activities. The "W" Poor turnout Photo by Rodney Wright will be lit up every night this week, to involve Ogden in the annual Weber State festivities. Candidates debate at WSC by Kathy Kendell Gov't Affairs Editor Before a dismal crowd ot aDout 50 people, Ogden Mayor Stephen A. Dirks and incumbent Congressman James Hansen exchanged views on campaign issues. The debate was held Friday night in the Union Building Ballroom by the League of Women Voters in conjunction with the School of Social Sciences and the political science department. Dirks opened the debate by saying that he felt the two major issues were the Social Security system and unemployment. With regards to the Social Security, Dirks said there needs to be changes made to the system. "We need to change the system for generations to come who are relying on the government to help them out," said Dirks. He also indicted Hansen's record, saying the congressman voted in favor of minimum Social Security benefits. Dirks also hamnmered at the unemployment issue, saying the problem is more serious and far-reaching than his Republican counterpart will admit. Hansen however said the major issue in his mind was the economy which, he said, is improving. "We finally had to face the day of reckoning," said the Congressman. "We can't vote for everything we want any longer." Hansen cited an improving stock market and lowering interest rates to support his contention that the economy is improving. "We are now working on unemployment and that will begin improving," said Hansen. When questioned about a balanced budget amendment Dirks said such a solution "diverts interest away from the real problem. We must balance the budget sooner than an amendment would." His alternative was to pass a substitute amendment which would re-. quire the president to submit a balanced budget for approval by Congress. Hansen said he was absolutely in favor of such an amendment. Unemployment was an issue which received constant attention throughout the hour-long debate. At one point the action became heated when Dirks maintained that if unemployment were down to 4 or 5 there would be no budget deficit. Hansen argued that that was impossible and historically had never oc-cured. Dirks then said, "Add the figures yourself Congressman, it's really quite simple." Hansen contended throughout the debate that we as a nation were becoming healthier and stronger under the leadership of the Reagan administration. Hansen urged the voters to continue in that direction. Dirks stated it was the duty of the electorate to examine the record of each candidate. He said he was proud of his record as mayor. Dirks said he would rate his conscience first, his constituency second and party loyalty third if elected congressman. Vets eligible for grants by Bill Conlon Managing Editor A recent change in federal regulations will now allow eligible G.I. Bill veterans to draw Pell grants, with payment retroactive from fall quarter. Until this year, G.I. Bill payments were not counted as income when determining eligibility for Pell grants, allowing many veterans to draw them. A change was made, and only recently rescinded, which counted G.I. Bill benefits as income, disqualifying many vets. According to Ronald R. Smout, deputy director of Financial Aids, G.I. Bill veterans will receive two-thirds benefits from the Pell grants, affected by such variables as home ownership and outside income. In addition, the maximum benefits of those already drawing Pell grants may be increased, based on new schedules provided by the government. "Maybe 20 to 25 percent of stu dent recipients will be affected," Smout said. In reference to the retroactive payments, Smout said that awards will be made normally for winter quarter, but will include the award for fall quarter as well. He advised those who would have qualified for aid during fall quarter, but will not attend school in winter, to contact the Financial Aids office. Smout said it is not necessary to reapply, provided one has already submitted an application for fall quarter. "We will put the same eligibility numbers into the new schedule." he said. "This is an in-house adjustment, which we make automatically." "We are in the process of making the adjustments," Smout said, "and we are 50 to 75 percent completed. We ask that students refrain from calling so that we may make the changes as soon as possible." Smout added that the new Pell grant changes should not affect any other aids a student may be now receiving. Michelle Faletto new Homecoming Queen The Homecoming Queen and her Escort were crowned during last night's pep rally at the Dee Events Center. Chosen for the title of Queen was Michelle Faletto, a 19-year-old sophomore majoring in Pre-Law. Miss Faletto lists her hobbies as horses, snow skiing, hang gliding and activities within the Chi Omega sorority. She is single. Selected as first attendant was Stephanie DeGraw, 22, a junior majoring in Public Relations. Second attendant went to Kemper D. Anglin, 21, a Nursing major in her third year of school. The Queen's Escort will be Sheldon J. Allred, a 23-year-old freshman majoring in Education. Michelle Faletto File Photo Wilson's turn for convocation Ted Wilson, mayor of Salt Lake City and United States senatorial candidate, will speak Oct. 28 at Weber State College.The lecture will begin at noon in the WSC Browning Center for the Performing Arts Austad Auditorium. It is part of the fall convocation series and is sponsored by the Associated Students of WSC. Wilson graduated from the University of Utah in 1964 with a bachelor of science and received his master of education from the University of Washington in 1969. Prior to his election as mayor in 1976 and again in 1980, Wilson was the director of the Salt Lake County Department of Social Services. From 1973 to 1975 he also was an administrative assistant to Congressman Wayne Owens, (D-Utah). As mayor of Salt Lake, Wilson has overseen the expansion of the Salt Lake International Airport, directed the new council-mayor government and has brought new housing to downtown Salt Lake City. As a former member of the Salt Lake City Housing Authority, Wilson was instrumental in gaining the federal funding that made the 100 units of elderly housing at Phillips Plaza possible. The lecture is free and the public isin-'vited.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-10-26, Vol. 43, No. 9|
|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.|