Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1966-04-151
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3 WSC DEBATORS DIE IN NEVADA CRASH r - I 1C . U. , y x f u; Robert Mukai Mary Clarke Clifford Hughes by Ryan Rees A head-on collision one-half mile east of Lovelock, Nevada claimed the lives of three members of Weber State's debate team who were returning Wednesday from a tournament at the University of Nevada in Reno. Killed in the accident was Robert Mukai, 35, an assistant professor of speech at Weber. He was in his first year as debate coach. Debators killed were Mary Margaret Clarke, 19, daughter of Robert A. Clarke, WSC Dean of Faculty, and Clifford Hughes, 20, a transfer student from the University of Utah. Seriously injured in the crash were Kathleen Bitner, 20, of Layton and Margaret (Peggy) Heffernan, 21, of Ogden. Also killed in the accident were two Nevadans. State Police reported that the Nevada car crossed the center line shortly before dusk and met the Weber State car head-on. Miss Clarke was not killed outright, but died about three hours later in a Lovelock hospital. Mr. Mukai, an Ogden native, came to Weber this year after serving as assistant debate coach at the University of Utah. He was also debate coach at Olympus High School In Salt-Lake City. He was an associate legal counsel for the National Education Association. Miss Clarke has been active in forensic activities, particularly in the field of debate. She was a reporter for the Signpost, an officer of the Associated Women Students, and a member of LaDianeada social (Continued on Page 3) LA. Volume 25, No. 25 WEBER STAIE COLLEGE, OGDEN, UTAH April 15, 1966 Yearbook Jobs I How Available Staff positions on the Acorn for 1966-67 are open to students who are interested in wrtiing, layout, editing, and secretarial work. The Acorn is the Weber State College Yearbook. Every position is open for application: editor, associate editor, art editor, copy editor, literary editor, photography editor, sports editor, publicity director, business manager, and secretary. The deadline for application is Wednesday, April 20 at noon. Applications may be obtained at the U.B. main desk or in U.B. room 203, 201. They must be returned to the main desk. Stadium Site for Graduation A new tradition of holding commencement exercises in its stadium will be instituted by Weber State College this year when students receive diplomas June 11. The exercises are scheduled for 9 a.m. in the WSC stadium, announced President William P. Miller. In case of bad weather, the exercises will be held in the near-by gymnasium. In past years the college conducted its commencement program indoors. Another departure from tradition will be the decision to hold the Baccalaureate service in the evening. It will be hid Friday night, June 10, at 8 p.m., in the Fine Arts auditorium. Heretofore, the baccalaureate gathering had been held on a Sunday morning preceding the commencement. Registrar Milton C. Mecham said it appears that more than 500 students will receive a bachelor degree at the exercises. I; -. V: I i 1 ' J ') Uf I i " .mi , - SuHleniyre Elected Weber Slate Leader Jack Suttlemyre was elected Weber State Student-body President last Friday. Vice presidents are: Jerry Nebeker, first; Clifford Vellinga, activities; and Clarence Vellinga, business. Studentbody Presidentelect Jock Suttlemyre receives congratulations from his wife, Sharon-"Bird". Kent Bulkley confers with new activities Vice-President Cliff Vellinga. His brother Clarence, Business Vice-President, and Jerry Nebeker, First Vice-President look on. Memorial Book Fund Started Studentbody officers announce the formation of a memorial book fund for the three persons from Weber State who were killed in a car accident in central Nevada Wednesday evening. Students wishing to donate money to0 this fund, which has been suggested in place of buying flowers, may do so at the Union Building main desk starting today. Money donated will be used to buy books for the library in honor of Robert Mukai, Mary Clarke, and Clifford Hughes. A contribution of $5 will purchase a book for the library with an individualized memorial to the three from the donator. Students and faculty members who contribute less than $5 will also receive mention on memorial plates in the books. Smoking Room Bids Discussed Bids for a smoking room for the present Union Building were recently completed. Estimates for conversion of the ping pong room into smoking facilities range from $3,000 and up. U.B. policy board members reviewed the bids and decided that such construction at this time is too costly and unnecessary. The new addition to the U.B., which will be started next year, will be properly ventilated for such a room At that time students will be able to decide whether or not such a facility is needed at Weber State. Runners -up in the annual elections were: Art Jones, president; Tim Morris, first vice-president; Ed Collins, activitiesvice-president, and Dean Stokes, business vice-president. Suttlemyre vowed to establish better studentbody communications. He is Signpost editor. He hopes to establish a coordinating council of representatives from all factions on campus. Nebeker is president ofthePre-Law Club. He is also a member of the Blue Key, Delta Phi, and Dance committee. The Vellinga brothers have been active in various activity committees and organizations. The winners were announced at a dinner-dance held in the Union Building Friday evening. Delta Phi, LD. Win Top Spots Flickering lights, women in distress, the sound of flying fists and furniture, Professor Color and Mr. Sope, Peabody Palace, and the Olympics were the highlights of the successful talent show held Wednesday night. After listening to the folk music of Dave Parkinson, the winners were announced by AWS and AMS 'officers. Winning in the Men's Division was Delta Phi Kappa, first place; and Sigma Delta Phi and Alpha Rho Omega in a tie for second. La Dianeda placed first in Women's Division, with Otyokwa taking second spot. Trophies were awarded the winning groups.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1966-04-15, Vol. 25, No. 25|
|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.|