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RAY HUMPHRIES GAYLE FROERER PAT OLSEN MONTY SHUPE CARR LOFGREEN i V:.- M : sr It 3 President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Business Manager - sir V . p VOLUME XVIII OGDEN, UTAH, MAY 4, 1955 NUMBER 13 - : Now Hear This! (EDITOR'S NOTE: Now that the season for debate competition has come to an end, we thought the student body would be interested to hear the two sides of the question that has brought our debaters such outstanding recognition.) Resolved: That the United States should extend diplomatic recognition to the Communist Government of China. PRO By Therald Todd In my opinion, one of the most serious handicaps to our foreign policy in the past has been the reading of moral implications into situations where they do not apply. The present situation with regard to China provides a good example of just how this can injure our position. Although the .;. ; '. ,; ' -I ernment has been . i . A1'.!- m control of China since 1949, the United States has refused to extend recognition. The main reasons given for this non-recognition policy have been that we owe our support to Chiang Kai-shek's government and that we must show our disapproval of the Chinese Communists. The chief error in this attitude is that it fails to be consistent with the historical basis of international relations. Traditionally, nations have recognized in order to establish means for communication. The whole international community is based on the assumption that nations can settle differences through discussion rather than having to resort to war. By refusing to recognize, the United States cuts off any real possibility of ever being able to establish a means for official diplomatic negotiation. Negotiations True, in the past, negotiations with the Communists haven't been all we have hoped for, but in some instances we have been able to get results in our dealings with them. The release of William Oatis, the Georgeson brothers, John Noble and others, and the lifting of the Berlin blockade provide examples of successful dealings. I feel the chance for communication that would be provided by recognition would be worth the offering. Our failure to provide a chance to communicate with the communists is causing serious consequences upon our relations with our allies. The Communist propagandist's favorite line is that the United States is a warmonger, that she is too anxious to start a war before she tries peaceful means for settlement of problems. Gets Results It would seem from the attitude of some of our allies that some of this propaganda is getting results. The British, some report, think we are "trigger happy", too anxious (Continued on Page 3, Column 1) CON By Marilyn Arnold Rather than say that in my opinion we should not extend recognition to the Red Chinese, be cause it is not n e c e ssarily my opinion, I will attempt to demonstrate certain arguments which may be the reasons why the United States has not extended r e c o g nition to the Red regime. In view of the United States' stand on Formo sa, one of supporting and protecting Chiang from Communist aggression, it appears that the Communists would never accept U. S. recognition of them. Chou En Lai has made it very clear that he would not deal with any country which continued to have dealings with the Nationalist government; yet because of the military strategic importance of Formosa, the U. S. cannot afford to let that government fall into enemy hands. It all boils down to this: the only kind of recognition the U. S. could extend would be a "two-China" recognition, and that is the kind of recognition the Communists would not accept. Most Important In considering this question, it is important that we realize what kind of a government it is that we wish to deal with. The Communist Chinese, it appears, have not shown themselves as ones who wish to be respected and peaceful members of the international community. They have broken nearly all the Korean truce agreements, violated rules on the care of POWs, maltreated American and United Nations prisoners, held American persons illegally, and shouted abroad their love for the Russian bloc and their hatred for the Western democracies. It appears then that the belligerent attitude of the Communists would prevent any real negotiations because their basic ideology is of such a hostile nature. High Hopes Great Britain recognized the Comunist Government of China, hoping to negotiate with them. In doing so. she ignored all moral implications of recognition, and she met with bitter consequences. Since her recognition of the Communist regime, there have been 26 incidents of violation against her flag by the Chinese. The Commu-(Continued on Page 3 Column 1) WC Offers 126 Credit Hours Toward BS Degree By Marianne Johns Students may continue at Weber College after graduation and receive credit toward a bachelor's degree, according to Clarisse H. Hall, college registrar. Of the 186 credit hours required to gain the degree a minimum of 60 hours must be completed in upper division courses at a senior institution. This means that if all prerequisites are met and if the schedule allows, a student may transfer from a junior college 126 quarter hours credit. In general, however, the schedule and the prerequisites do not make it possible for the student to transfer this much. Complete Schedule Mrs. Hall recommended that any student who desires to continue at Weber College after graduation plan a complete upper division schedule or program with the senior institution concerned so that all graduation requirements for a bachelor's degree will be completed. She pointed out that courses in summer school can be applied toward a degree in any major field while the extra quarters may not. Some pre-medical and engineering students find it to their advantage to take Physics 4, 5 and 6 and math and chemistry courses during the summer sessions at Weber. Contact School Mrs. Hall emphasized the idea that the senior institution should be contacted so that a student knows what his specific program will be after he leaves Weber. Should he desire to stay at Weber until he completes 126 hours, he must be sure to contact the senior institution of his choice. Lectures Termed Successful as 1954-55 Series Ends The last of the series of lectures was held Monday, April 25th at Ogden High School and featured Margaret Bourke-White, famous Life Magazine correspondent, who talked on her experiences. Mrs. White was the first woman photographer to be accredited to the United States Armed Forces during the war. The lectures this year, which have been very popular with college students and Ogden citizens, have featured one of the most outstanding arrays of speakers ever heard in one season. Dr. Franz J. Polgar, "Miracles of the Mind"; Herbert J. Philbrick, W-C Selects fcatierat IPrexy President, Subordinates Chosen In First Election on New Campus By Larry Tomlinson Nelson Wright will step down at the Presidents Assembly, tentatively scheduled for June 2, and turn the Weber reins over to Ray Humphreys, new college prexy. Other school officers elected in the April 21 finals are Gayle Froerer, vice president; Pat Olsen, secretary; Monty Shupe, treasurer, and Carr Lofgreen, business manager. This foursome replaces in the order cited Sharon Slater, Lu Wanna Harris, Dale Gustaveson, and Ray Cummings. Thank Students Speaking for this year's student leaders, Nelson Wright wants to thank all the students for then-support and help in overcoming the problems created by the controversial "split campus." "As outgoing officers, we would like to appeal to you students to get behind the new officers in planning their activities for next year," said the soft-speaking president.Ray, Monty, Carr and Nelson will journey to San Diego for the annual PSPA (Pacific Student Presidents Association) convention May 11-14, sponsored by San Diego State College. Answers Queries In answer to a query about any Ten Take Honors In Poetry Meet Ten Weber students, their instructor and mascot, took ten superior ratings at the USAC poetry reading festival, April 23. Those who participated were required to be in two rounds. Ten to fifteen people competed in each section. One outstanding reader was chosen in each section. Mark Wood was the outstanding reader in both rounds and also rated superior in both. He was the only entrant in the competition to accomplish such a feat. Colleen Miller, Sharon Wallace and Joan Van Wagoner were chosen outstanding reader in one round and rated superior in their sections. Also receiving superior ratings were Therald Todd, Darwin Van De Graff, Sally Jeppson, Marianne Wood, Carolyn Clark, and Warren Rutherford. They were coached by Mr. Allred and Mr. Redford. Mr. Redford and Ann Knight accompanied them to the festival. Their unusual record was aided by Miss Knight's presence, Mr. Redford said. "The Man Who Led 3 Lives"; Meredith and Rini Willson, "The Long and Short of It"; Dr. Ralph Lapp, "Atomic Science Remaking the World"; Karl Robinson, "Brazil"; Olin S. Pettingill, Jr., "In the Hills of Gold"; Francis P. Line, "The Road to Grandeur"; and Mrs. White were the main attractions of the 1954-55 series. drastic changes planned for this fall, Ray skilfully dodged the issue, replying, "Right now we are seriously considering freshmen to help on committees next year." As the selection of student body leaders draws to a close, freshmen should be thinking about possible candidates for sophomore class officers. The nominating assembly for 1955-56 class leaders will be held on the tenth of next month. The apex of this year's elections came during the April 19th campaign assembly when Gary Peterson, portraying schmaltz columnist Walter Winchell, quipped, "The chieftain of the Zulu cannibals passed his friend in the jungle today." 6 Weber College Debaters Bring New Honors, Plans Weber College came home from the national Phi Rho Pi meet at Denver University recently with two third places, a fourth and a seventh place. Marilyn Arnold and Therald Todd tied for fourth place and Kent Berg and Boyd Anderson tied for seventh. Sally Jeppson won third place in interpretive reading and Mark Wood talked his way into third place extempore honors. Re-elected E. Carl Green was re-elected national vice president at the Denver meet. At the same meeting it was decided that Weber would be host to the 1956 National Phi Rho Pi tournament. During the 1954-55 year, Weber debate teams have placed third in two tournaments and second in two. Other Honors Marilyn and Therald placed second in the Stockton tournament in men's division and Marianne Johns and Ethel Zaugg tied for second in the women's division. Marilyn and Therald placed third in the Rocky Mountain speech meetin Denver in March. Gary Peterson and Mark Wood finished in a tie for third place at the Occidental College tournament early in the year. The national Phi Rho Pi is the top junior college tournament in the western states and, according to Mr. Monson, shows indications of being even larger next year. The Weber College group was accompanied to Denver by Mr. Monson, Mr. Green and Mr. Allred. BULLETIN A.M.S. has scheduled a dance for May 13, at which time next year's officers will be announced, for further information see the Signpost of the same date.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1955-05-04, Vol. 18, No. 13|
|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 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.|