Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1966-04-291
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mate, fiiiiisisB a&m m .scf3DcgD.og A Supreme Court ruling to sustain a procedural protest voided student elections at Weber State last week. Studentbody president Tex Bourland called a special election Monday, April 25, and campaigning has resumed on campus. Primaries end today at 2 p.m. Final elections are scheduled for Friday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Class officers, men's and women's association officers, and school senators will be elected. The controversy over this year's elections began Thursday, April 21, when the Senate issued a formal protest claiming that Section III, paragraph a, of the Election By-Laws had been twice violated. Section II, paragraph a, reads: Nomination meeting must be held at least ten days prior to final elections and must be announced by the elections chairman. Jerry Nebeker, Junior Class Senator, explained that this bylaw was first violated when the Vol. 25 io. 27 Freedom-When' Subject of Talk Given by Farmer James Farmer, the eloquent Negro speaker who was National Director of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) until he resigned in March, told a sparse audience in the Fine Arts Center Tuesday night that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has not noticeably imporved the lives of Negroes in the United States. One of the men most responsible for the Freedom Rides in the early 1960s, Mr. Farmer said that the victories won by Negroes in the halls of Congress and state legislatures are empty ones because they have not spoken to the common person of his race. "They have passed him by," he said. "Somehow we must give him back the dream," Farmer said of those still unaffected by civil rights legislation. "Somehow we must let him see how these victories speak for him." Therefore, indicated Farmer, the purpose of the civil rights movement has now switched from demonstrations to translating these victories into meaningful changes Dixon Admitted to Hall of Fame Weber County Commissioners will hold their regular meeting at Weber State College May 3, at 10 a.m., and immediately afterwards a "hall of fame" ceremony honoring Dr. Henry Aldous Dixon, a former college president. Both students and members of the community are invited to attend the session, to be held in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Commission Chairman Bud Favero said the official commission sessions should be relatively short, and will enable college students to observe a meeting and to ask any questions they may have in mind. The hall of fame meeting will then follow, with Dr. Dixon, who held the reins of president at both Weber State and Utah State University receiving tributes from associates who have worked with him through the years. The honored guest is also a former U.S. congressman, busi- original meeting place was relocated from the Union Building to the Fine Arts Center without proper announcement. The calling of a second meeting to correct problems caused by this room switch violated the by-law a second time. The Senate protested the nominations on these grounds and asked the Supreme Court for a ruling. W eber State's Supreme Court justices were faced with two alternatives:They could deny the protest. In doing so they would force election primaries and finals into the same week as dictated by the Constitution. Article VII, section 2, states that elections must be held before the sixth week of school, which is April to May. Any elections held after this date, are, by the Constitution, illegal. They could sustain the protest. President Bourland could then call a special election which would I ! i ; . i - r W I ILZL." .',. ,1,1-. ...-:.,vJ James Farmer in the Negro's life. One method under study in the country to do just that, he said, is the creation of a nation-wide literacy drive to improve the reading abilities of Negro children and even older persons. "Perhaps cancer would have been cured by now," said Farmer, "if this waste in education had not been allowed to go on so long." Another major point discussed by nessman, and one of Utah's best known educators. He occupied trie president's post twice at Weber, the first time in 1919-20, and the second during a 16-year period, from 1937 to 1953. During his second administration Weber re-located from its crammed campus near the Og-den business district to its present 200 acre campus at Harrison and 38th. It became recognized nationally for its technical education division, establishment of a regular evening school, organization of community and college concert activities, and for other achievements.Dr. Dixon was brought to Weber Academy, the parent institution of Weber State, in 1914 as a teacher of German. In 1916, when two years of college were added to Weber, and the name changed to Weber Normal College, Dr. Dixon was appointed head of the college department. supercede all by-laws and constitutional stipulations. The justices seemed to agree that the protest should be sustained. Only Justice Tim Morris, who was twenty minutes late, voiced any serious objection to the second alternative. "Are enough people interested in the campaign to run for office next week who weren't interested this week? Why don't we clear it out of the way in one week?" he demanded. Although student interest in the elections prompted the protest, the legality of the week's prceed-ings was the main issue. To check further disputes, voiding of all previous activities seemed the best course of action. The motion to sustain the protest was passed and special elections were called. Those included in the primaries today are: Senior Class vice-president: Ray WEBER STATE COLLEGE, OGDEN, UTAH Senate C Primary In response to a request that the student Senate reconsider its decision to cut off funds for the Scribulus, the school literary magazine, another vote was held at their meeting Thursday. Results of this meeting, however, were not available at press time. Gordon Allred, advisor to the magazine, presented his position regarding the future of the Scribulus in a Senate meeting on April 21. He stated that although he was not particularly attacking the Senate for their actions, he felt they were not acquainted enough with the magazine to make an adequate judgement. One of the reasons given by the Senate for discontinuing the magazine was that it was not self-supporting.Mr. Farmer was the problem of unemployment. Mentioning Ogden by name, he said that "tokenism has set in." In other words, while an employer may hire ten Negroes (Continued on page 2) He later was named professor of education at Brigham Young University, returning to Ogden in 1919 to become president of Weber College. " During a varied career that followed, he served as superintendent of Provo City Schools and was director of a Provo bank before returning in 1937 to resume his position as Weber College president.He became president of Utah State for one year in 1953, and in 1954 he was elected to the U.S. Congress, serving three terms. He declined to run for a fourth term due to ill health and withdrew from Congress in 1960. He holds honorary doctor degrees from Utah State University and University of Santa Domingo, in addition to receiving distinguished service awards from many organizations from educational, wildlife, service club, and civic organizations. ( ) ; I t i f - h : I f ' ' ? Gordon Allred irder Special Electi Balloting Today in IIB Mr. Allred maintained, however, that if this were the main reason for cutting off funds, then the proposal was based on a faulty premise. "Not many schools with which I am familiar expect their literary magazines to show a profit," he said. "The truth is that most magazines are distributed free rather than sold to the students. The Senate should not expect the magazine to support itself." Brent Pulsipher, senator for the senior class, asserted that generally the magazine was not of interest to the entire studentbody, but only to those primarily interested in English studies. It was then suggested that the magazine be turned over to the English Dept. According to the Scribulus staff, however, this action would be as good as killing the publication since it is difficult enough to continue the regular functions of the English Dept. with the present funds now allocated. Following the Senate's decision to eliminate the funds, the Publications Board unanimously voted to make an appeal to the Senate to reconsider its decision. In his appeal, Mr. Allred defended the magazine by explaining that it would be unfortunate if the Scribulus were extinguished just when it was receiving some recognition. "In the last two years, we have made an attempt to upgrade the magazine and include stories which we felt would interest more students than only a select few," he said. "We had hoped that we could distribute the magazine next year at no charge." During autumn quarter of this year, 650 of the 700 copies ordered were sold. However, sales dropped off during winter and spring quarters. The Scribulus had asked for $100.00 more per issue for next year. The cost of a publication in print decreases with the increase in the number of copies printed in each edition. Therefore, to cut the budget of the magazine would, in effect, raise the price of the Scribulus per issue. When questioned, only about ten percent of the Senate members seemed to be familiar with the Fowers, Ryan Rees, John Stait. Junior Class president: John Dodson, Ron Johnson, Perry Perea. Sophomore Class president: Bruce Dopp, Mike Lowe, Roger Peterson, Clark Van Orman, Clark Walker. Sophomore secretary: Nancy Clark, Adrian Simonsen, Cheryl Taylor. Sophomore senator: Richard Bowman, Howard Collett, Cheryl Lorenc, Doug Young. AMS vice-president: Rodney J Grondel, Richard Nives, Gordon Poulsen. AWS vice president: Margaret Cottle, Nancy Donaldson, Marilyn Hards, Pat Mecham. Those unopposed for office include Doug Parkinson, senior class president; Nancy Wilson, senior class secretary; Linda Batchelder, junior class secretary; Marilyn Cottle, AWS president. April 29, 1966 three issues of the Scribulus printed this year. "This seemed to be a rather unfair judgement from a body who had little knowledge of the magazine itself," Allred said. Don Gale, advisor to the Signpost, stated that it was necessary that the students have a literary outlet. He agreed with Mr. Allred that a writer can observe his work more objectively from the printed page than from his original typed copy. Both feel the magazine is a good educational tool. If funds should be denied the Scribulus on the basis that it only appeals to a few English students, and therefore should be turned over the the English Dept., then, Mr. Allred maintains, the other functions on campus that are poorly supported, such as the Artist and Lecture series, should be turned over to the respective departments also. Other possibilities are being considered by the Scribulus staff, such as including advertising to help finance the publication and publishing only once a year. However, it is speculated by some that advertising in the magazine could possibly destroy the simplicity and esthetic values of the magazine.New Signpost Staff Named Newly appointed editor-in-chief of the Signpost, Ryan Rees has announced his staff for the rest of the year. Carol Deegan will assume the duties as associate editor. Rick Hassett is managing editor and Bert Muth is layout editor. Sue Snowball will continue as social editor. Camile Ramnarace is copy editor. John Pennington will cover the sports action. Cheryl Lorenc is feature editor. The theatre editorship is still open and applications will be accepted anytime. Reporters are needed to complete the staff. The staff will meet every Friday at 2 p.m. in the Signpost office.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1966-04-29, Vol. 25, No. 27|
|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.|