Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1966-03-111
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Sky They came, they saw but Weber State conquered. The Wildcats, served a chance for their second straight Big Sky title on a sliver platter when Montana State upset Gonzaga two weeks ago, were in top form last Friday and Saturday nights as they "downed Montana State, 100-76, and Montana, 106-82. ine double win gave the Cats an 8-2 conference mark , the same - as Gonzaga's. Weber finished with a 20-5 record for the season compared to the Bulldogs' 19-7 read- -Ings. Both schools will receive tro- phies for their co-championship teams, which beat each other ,on their home floors and dropped a game in Montana. There ill, however, be no playoff between the -two because neither are allowed by theNCAA, for reasons known only to them, to participate in Volume 25, No. 23 B&'atftf - The Selective Service System has announced tests that mieht qualify students for a draft deferment will be given on May 14 anu may si anu june o. High School seniors who will graduate in June and college students who desire to take the test must make an application not later "than April 23 to the Science Re search Associates of Chicago , firm under contract with the government to prepare and administer the tests. The Selective Service office stresses the test is optional and no student is required to take it. However, beginning in the fall, local draft boards will use a combination of school erades and scores on the test to determine who will be deferred. In- " dications are that a student with an exceptionally high standing in his college class would not need to take the test in order to be deferred. A student with a lower rank in his class might sub stantially improve his chances for a deferment with a good score on 11 L i. me test. Although the criteria for deferments have not been announced as yet, it is expected to be similar to those used during the Korean war when a score of 70 (out of 150 questions was considered deferable for an undergraduate stu- dent and an 80 was generally accepted for a graduate student. The test is designed to test four -areas reading comprehension, verbal relations, arithmetic reas- . oning, and data interpretation. A spokesman for the Selective Service office called the test: "similar to a general aptitude test" with about 50 per cent of it devoted to verbal and linguistic -skills and about 50 per cent to quantitative reasoning. He said the test had been constructed so as not to give any advantage to any type of college major. There were charges that the test used during the Korean war was weighed in favor of math and science students. The formal announcement of the test will be made by the Selective Service office around April 1 and test information will be posted on college and university campuses, public buildings and local 83 l)0(j the national post season reglonals. Weber, oddly enough, defeated their two Montana foes in almost exactly the same manner. The Wildcats were down by several points early In each contest, but broke loose late in the first half and early in the second to race away untouched. Against Montana State's speedy Bobcats, who led by 37-32 late in the first canto, the senior sparklers Jerry Trice, Bob Belkaand Gene Visscher put on quite a show late in the half by stealing passes, hitting the long bombs, and generally giving the Northerners (the Yankees of the Big Sky) a poor display of Southern hospitality.Halftime score was Weber State 45, Montana State 39. That game, for all purposes, was over. The Cats, rolling down the court v-a 1 evepmes draft boards. Students considering the tests will be able to get bulletins and forms from their draft boards. The bulletin tells where and when to report for the test. About 1,200 sites throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Canal Zone will be used. Meanwhile, the Pentagon announced that a sharp upturn in enlistments has enabled it to cut its March draft call by 10,500 to 22,400 men - the lowest figure since the 16,500 called last Aug. ' The Defense Department had originally asked the Selective Service System to induct 32,900 men in March but Army enlistments in January totaled more than 19,000 - the highest monthly figure in more than a decade. Marine Corps enlistments also jumped to 7,000 an increase of 160 per cent over January of 1965. With plans finalized for the test and colleges reconstructing recording systems to furnish draft boards with grades and class standings, some college officials have expressed serious misgivings over the tighter rules for student deferments. A Brandeis University dean says the new policy determining student deferments is totally absurd and said seven professors may stop giving grades because of it. . Dean Kermlt Morrisses said for a student to lose his deferment because of a low class ranking was "unfair to schools with highly selective admissions policies where everyone is a potentially good student." Pro. John R. Seely, chairman of the sociology department in a statement signed by six other sociologists, denounced the method as "an invasion or misuse of our role." They said their opinion had nothing to do with the draft or the war but threatened to quit giving grades or to give all A's rather than help determine which students would be deferred. Officials at Harvard and the University of Michigan have assured students they will not send grades to a student's draft board if he asks that they not be sent. They caution, however, that this might mean immediate reclassification as an "obstruction" to swiftly like wheel-less wonders, clawed the Montana State defense to shreds and threw several hurdles in the Bobcat attack during the second session. The final margin: 24 points. Bill Gillespie led the MSU scoring with 28 points, but most of them came in the first half. Jim Moffitt was second for the Bobcats with 20. Top dog for the Purple and White was "Vish" with 23 16 field goals and seven out of eight from the charity stripe. Jerry Trice, perhaps the best guard in the conference, made the nets sing with 21 counters. Other Cats In double figures included Greg "Golden Boy"Harrop with 16 and Bob Belka, the "thin as-a-toothpick" man who got the Wildcats going late in the half with 13 straight points, with a total of 17. Eddie Tillman had 11. n WEBER STATE COLLEGE, OGDEN, UTAH Exam the draft system. Dr. Buell G. Gallagher, president of City College of New York said "A "C" student at institution 'X' may be a better bet for college and university work than an 'A' student from institution 'Z'. The overriding interest of the nation is better served by encouraging the best talent to continue in higher education as long as possible..." Charles E. Llesenfelt of Minneapolis, an educator and a draft board member, said the system would be "about as fair as you can possibly get." Lisenfelt, assistant to the recorder at the University of Minnesota, is chairman of his county draft board. George Watson, dean of students at Roosevelt University in Chicago, protested that the rules would make universities "a part of the Selective Service System." Lt Gen. Lewis B Hershey, head of the Selective Service, continued offering assurances to students. Hershey said if monthly calls continue between 10,000 and 30,000 probably only an "infinitesimal" number of full time college students would be drafted to meet the needs of the war. "It would probably be only a thousand or two a month," he said, "and that's pretty small in comparison -with a pool of 1.8 million students." He added unless draft calls rise sharply, many students will not be drafted even if they fail the qualification tests and don't maintain required class standings. He warned, however, that "its's not a time of complacency amoung students." He said any change in the Viet Nam situation could send draft calls skyrocketing and cause a major depletion of college campuses. At the same time, the New York Times revealed in its Saturday edition that U.S. military officials in Saigon were planning for a war lasting from three to seven years. The Times reported that military planners in Viet Nam feel U.S.-forces can win a Military victory but it will take at least three years. The only question in their minds, the report said, was whether Americans would be willing to pay the costs of an extended war in which American deaths are predicted to be about 500 a month. 43 -w-our classes will meet as" w The next night was chapter two of the same story. Only the names and score were changed. The Weberites won by 24 again, but this time were sparked by Tillman instead of Belka in their comeback late in the initial period. Tillman, saying a fond farewell to his many fans, hit some fantastic shots from every angle mostly underhanded shots beneath the basket-- to rack up 30 points. "Big T" also pulled down 15 caroms. Visscher, Weber's all-time point king, tallied 27 points and grabbed 22 rebounds. He received a standing ovation from 4, 440 happy fans as he left the contest late in the second half. Trice, another departing senior, chipped in 21 and put on a brassy, flashy floor show as usual. Unstoppable in the last half of the season, Trice left Weber In the same stylish manner he showed as i I j 1 v , 1 m m mm m s ... .14 J jjU. Limi Deckd out in western garb in Dance" tomorrow night are das and Lew White, left to right. Seniors Swinging Hey, you all, shake those shackles and come a-runnin' to the big "Barn Dance" next Saturday night at the Union Building cafeteria at 9 P.M. Annually sponsored by the Senior Class, this year's officers have transformed the traditionally ser- I Miss Weber I I State Contest I J Applications for Miss Weber " I State Contest are now being I I accepted. . f All beautiful and talented I girls are encouraged to pick i " up their application blanks at f I the UB main desk. 1 Deadline for all applications ' I is Friday April 1. f . Return your applications as ! soon as possible. I J .. " -...x i'T&l .. '-V k i - . ja. ' vm fr t 1 Si EXAMINATION TP a sophomore and Junior. At times, just to show the Bobcats and Grizzlies how talented he was, he dribbled backwards beautifully and then would hit on a turnaround jumper. Harrop, a well-built Junior guard with some big shoes to fill next season, tossed in 14 points and sparked the Cat fast break with some nifty, confident passing.-Once again he formed a swift, exciting combination with Trice's slick ball-handling. Long will the Ogden fans remember this, team, a team which did not know how to lose their record for two seasons was 42 wins and only eight losses. They had some bad nights, naturally, but they also had some fabulous evenings on the basketball court. They were the favorites of the school, the class of the conference, and the guys who put Weber State on the basketball map of the west. Friday, March 11, 1966 as:- v . 1 V II in hi . .nil i preparation (or Senior Clost "Barn officers Brent Bel nop, Dean Stokes, Schedule Hoc-Down ene, best dressed affal. into a whompin', stompin' hoe-down! The evening's activities will include a pie-eatin' contest, a wide variety of rousin' dances (including the Hokey Pokey), and a chuck-wagon full of refreshments... Just the thing for a final fling before finals! Just remember to leave your fancy duds at home. This here get-together won't be no sit-down session. So polish your belt buckle, dust off your stetson, and brush off those cowboy boo3. This dance is going to be a real whing-ding!The cost for this evening of "Way Out West" fun is so cheap that you won't even have to sell the cow: Only $1.50 per couple. Tickets may be purchased from Senior Class officers Brent Pulsipher, Doug Cox, and Brent Bell-iston, Senior Class Senators Dean Stokes and Lee White; at the UB main desk; or at the door that night. You'all don't forget to come you hear? And be sure to be dressed in them western duds!
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1966-03-11, Vol. 25, No. 23|
|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.|