Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-07-121
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Inside today's Signpost yris & IZntcrUunment C lassified Ne ws Opinion Sports page 5 page S page 2 page 4 page 7 Kids take carpet ride see page 6 Heart center in Ogden page 2 Indians falling off page 7 S Vol. 48 No. 79 Tuesday, July 12, 1988 Vol. 48 No. 4 "v . ji "5 " - SOLDIERS STAND AT ATTENTION in honor of the Vietnam dead during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam war memorial at the capital. Other veterans, in wheelchairs, on crutches, and on wooden legs, came to pay to tribute to their fallen brothers in arms along with families and friends. To see a picture of the replica see page 4. Signpost photo: Scott Summerill Vietnam veterans memorial dedicated Scott Summerill Managing Editor With tear filled eyes and, a quivering voice, Brent C. Morris, a Vietnam vet, related the story of how he felt when he boarded the plane to Vietnam. "Inwardly wc all felt that" we would not return," he said. "You've got that fear in your gut and you start to cry, but the other guys around you make it possible to endure." Morris, a county commissioner, was the master of ceremonies at the groundbreaking for the Utah Vietnam Veterans Memorial held July 4 on the southwest corner of the slate capital building. Morris said the memorial is not just for the Vietnam vets that gave their lives, but for everyone who sacrificed for the war. "It's for the grunts, it's for the families, it's for everyone," he said. W. Val Oveson, Lt. Governor of Utah, said "It's time to offer tribute to those who served in Vietnam and those who died in Vietnam." David L. Gardner, founder of the memorial committee, said there will be four slabs of black granite with the names of the 364 Utahns that were killed, missing, or POW's in Vietnam. The granite slabs will form a semi-circle around an 8-foot bronze statue of an American soldier gazing at nothing with the "thousand foot stare" and carrying the rifle of a fallen comrade. Gardner said the memorial committee has raised $70 thousand but still needs another $150 thousand. "We really need your support," he said. "Wouldn't everyone like to come to this memorial and say I helped build this." Gardner said many people were hurt and arc still hurting. "The memorial is about healing wounds," he said, "wounds that go on and on and on." Talking of the need for Americans to defend their freedom, Gardner said "Freedom is not a right, it diminishes each day that we neglect it." (see MEMORIAL on page 2) Seminar helps vets Scott Summerill Managing Editor Veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) will be able to get professional counseling during a seminar at the Veterans Affairs Office, Room 103 in Annex 3 on July 14 from 7:30-9 pm. LueCille Marquardt, Veterans Affairs coordinator, said this is the fourth seminar this year, and she hopes to have more. "My idea of success," she said, "is to create a program that is ongoing." Marquardt said the seminars have been divided into groups of 10-12 people to keep them as personal as possible. "We'll be more than happy to have more," she said. "We can break into more groups if we get enough people." Dr. Les Nielsen, clinical coordinator at the Vet Center in Salt Lake City, Richard Simons, a counselor from the SLC Vet Center, and Mitchell Dabling, from Weber County Health Services will be at the seminar to assist veterans suffering from PTSD. (see SEMINAR on page 2) Senators urged to join committees Scott Summerill Managing Editor Senators were urged to join committees and participate in the Utah Intercollegiate Association (UIA) debate at the ASWSC senate meeting Monday in the Union Building. RHA Senator Kathleen Matson emphasized the need for student senators to get involved with committees. "We would like to get as many senators as possible on committees," she said, "because you know more about what's going on on campus." Academic Vice President Jim Puffer added his support to committee participation. "Thai's really where the bulk of our power lies," he .s:iid, "not in litis room." Puffer recommended thai senators also pariicipatc in the UIA debates at the stale capitol building. He said last years delegation from Weber State did an outstanding job, took many awards and passed more legislation than any oilier school in attendance.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-07-12, Vol. 48, No. 79|
|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.|