Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-10-301
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Ever wonder how Halloween got started? Check out the Signature section, starting on page 7, for details. Tuesday, October 30, 1984 Weber State College Vol. 45 No. 9 1 Owens Visits WSC As Campaign Wraps Up by Kathy Kendell Staff Reporter It's the home stretch and Gubernatorial Candidate Wayne Owens is pulling out all stops in his bid for the governor's mansion. Owens was on campus yesterday, speaking to a small crowd in the Union Building. The candidate began his presentation on an optimistic note. "Things are moving in our direction," Owens said. "We began this race far behind, but now issues are cutting in our direction." Owens referred to the proposed nuclear waste repository in the Gibson Dome area as one of the most important issues in the race. He said he had read the results of a poll in the Deseret News which stated that 67 percent of those questioned did not want the repository in Utah. Owens hammered hard at --.opponent Norman. Bangerter's position on the dump. Bangerter is in favor of allowing the Department of Energy to test the feasibility of the site. "If we allow them to test, sooner or later Utah will become a nuclear state," said Owens. He further stated that such a distinction would have a negative impact on tourism and the state's ability to attract outside industry. According to Owens, the American Express company chose Utah as a headquarters partly because of the environment and beauty. A nuclear dump would spoil that appeal, he said. Owens said he is in favor of exploring alternative methods for generating employment and economic expansion in Southern Utah. The nuclear repository would generate 1,500 jobs. Owens feels this number could be exceeded through other means such as tax incentives to businesses which expand outside the Wasatch Front and into Southern Utah. On the issue of education, Owens chided Bangeter for a record which differs from his opponents rhetoric. "Mr. Bangerter backed away from the original $150 million proposed for education as soon as he encountered legislative recalcitrance," Owens said. "He didn't vote on 8 of 15 educational issues because of his lack of willingness to fight." When asked about the issue of political balance, Owens said the state of Utah has never been as lopsided as it is now. He restated his postition on the need for some semblance of political balance. "The governor's office is the last factor standing between balance and full one-party control," explained Owens. Owens said he supports a salary increase for professors to that of comparable institituions. "That sort of a raise is politically realistic. Going beyond that amount of an increase would not be productive, and possibly counter-productive," he said. The candidate said he supports the ERA and has done so since it was first proposed, before it became so controversial. When asked if he favors Initiative A, the cable TV ordinance, Owens stated that he was strongly opposed to it, largely because it is unconstitutional. "I'm as opposed to pornography as anyone. However, this is not the way to achieve that goal," he said. 'Those who don't want cable TV don't have to buy it, and those who don't trust their children can buy a lock box," Owens said. Owens made a pitch for his leadership style, explaining that he favors a balanced approach to pro- sri' "Owens" on page 3. .... j If there is a full moon tonight, watch out for this strange creature, who has been sighted on campus several times. . This picture was snapped at the bonfire, held Friday night in the dirt parking lot below the Swen-son Gymnasium. The bonfire was held to celebrate Saturday's Homecoming game. '' t . . ..... Signpost photoMatthew Brown Funds Received Despite Enrollment Drop by Steve Fifield Senior Reporter Last year the state of Utah allocated one million dollars to WSC, provided 500 students could be added to the studentbody. Emil Hansen, WSC assistant vice president for academic services said, "This year was projected as the lowest (for new college students) . . . the timing of the whole thing (the state's monetary offer) was bad." Hansen said college enrollment is down because, "There were fewer graduating high school students (in May, 1984) and a high employment rate in the state .... Any time the economy is up and borderline students can see another opportunity (such as employment) they'll take it." Hansen said this year WSC has 10,112 students. He said, "By 1995 WSC could have close to 15,000 students." Enrollment is down 202 students this quarter from the same time last year, Hansen said. According to Hansen, Weber State was allotted $666,000 already this year. He said the additional $333,000 (of the million dollars) will not be recieved by the college since those funds would come from the tuition of 500 more students. According to Hansen, when the college receives tuition monies it goes to the state and the state allocates it back to the college. Hansen said the money was approved for WSC last February. He said, "Had they (the state) allocated the money to us in September (1983) at the start of our recruitment year, we possibly could have attracted the 500 students needed to receive the full million dollars." Hansen said it is not known yet how not receiving a third of the money will affect the college's budget. The total number of resident students enrolled at WSC is 9,384 and the total number of non-resident students is 631. Foreign student enrollment is 281 and 350 students are from out-of-state. The number of full-time students, divided into class levels, is: first-time freshmen, 1,250; advanced freshmen, 1,482; second-year students 1,336; third-year students, 992; fourth-year students 1,383. The number of part-time students enrolled are first-time freshmen, 480; advanced freshmen, 1,020 second-year students, 623; third-year students, 533 and fourth-year or more, 916. The total number of male students enrolled is 5,526 and the total number of women students is 4,489.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-10-30, Vol. 45, 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.|