Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1969-01-311
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V r. ff ll I1 ipp i Volume 28, No. 14 Weber Stole College, Ogden, Utah 84403 January 31, 1969 Senate by Denny Osborn In a sometimes bitter Senate session Jan. 27 the Student Senate rescinded its previous allotment of funds to the WSC Chorale and in the meantime drew a reprimand from Legislative Vice President Howard Collett The actual Senate meeting started late. A recess of ten minutes had to be called to allow more Senators to arrive. This caused Collett to warn Snow Fest To Feature Icy Statues What's your bag? Students of Weber State College will give their answers to this question next week when the annual Snow Carnival is held Feb. 7. TheInter-Fraternal Council has chosen the theme "It's Your Bag" for this year's carnival. Following thehippie-oriented theme, the sororities and fraternities will build snow sculptures on the lawn of the lower quad. Each club will enter a sculpture in the contest. Building will begin at 8a.m. Friday and judging will take place at 5 p. m. Judging will be on originality, representation of theme, and artistic appeal. Ski races will begin at 1 p.m. at Snow Basin. Contestants will be from the clubs and also independent entries will participate.Candidates for Snow King and Queen are chosen by each sorority and fraternity. The winners of the competition will be announced Thursday before the carnival, and they will reign over all activities Friday. Winners in all areas of competition will be announced at a snow carnival stomp to be held starting at 8:30 p.m. in the Union Building. Society Meets The newly formed Society for Understanding and Justice will meet again on Feb. 6 at 7:30 at the Utah Power and Light Auditorium at 457 - 26th Street. Troy Collier of Community Concern will speak about his group and the Afro-American problems of the Ogden area. Recently accepted as a member of the Federation, David Douglas, president, seeks to gain more student interest. Draws the Senators, "you are expendable." The Senate has a rule that excessive absenteeism and tardiness can lead to expulsion. In the hottest business of the evening, last week's decision to award $750 to the WSC Chorale was voided. This came a-bout when it was discovered that because of a Senate oversight one of those who had voted for the proposal the previous week was technically not HARRY GOLDEN Merry by Peggy Parker "Irreverent, independent, nostalgic, and down-to earth," are all terms which have been used to describe Harry Golden, the famous writer, editor, and publisher who will be on campus Wednesday, Feb. 5 to give Weber Staters and the public his version of "Only In America" at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Weber Staters will have the opportunity to see and hear a man whose life has been made into a Broadway play, and who is one of the most witty and outspoken social historians of this day. Much of Harry Golden's fame has come from a 16 page publication called the "Carolina Israelite." This publication is issued from time to time from Charlotte, North Carolina and is merely a compilation of his reflections on anything under the sun. However, two books were put together from these compilations called "Only in America" and "For 2 Plain" and these books Blood from Chorale eligible to vote. Howard Collett then broke the resultant tie by voting against the funds going to the Chorale. In the discussion that followed, Dave Gladwell accused the Senate, because of its action, of "destroying public relations." The Senate had at first, in the Jan. 20 meeting, approved the fund request. The Chorale had then gone ahead and reconfirmed travel arrangements to did what few non fiction books do: became successive 1 bestsellers, and both remained on the list at the same time. Also two additional collections of pungent essays, "Enjoy, Enjoy!" in 1960 and "You're Entitle" In 1962 followed and reached the nation's best-seller lists. The "Carolina Israelite." has grown from an initial circulation of 400 to slightly under 50,000 today. It offers an appealing combination of homespun philoso-hy, whimsey, and erudition unadorned by photographs. Those who know him, describe him as "rotund, bespectacled, scarcely more than five and one half feet tall, with a laugh that breaks out like a sudden rising gust." It is also said that after talking to him for five minutes it would be unthinkable to call him Mr. Golden; it seems he prefers Harry. Harry Golden was born in New York on May 6, 1903. His father was a reporter on the "Jewish Daily Forward." After attending "Si , i - - - -' """Si I 1 II - J" at Golden Scheduled Ifeh: S several southern Utah high schools and colleges. Bill Washburn said he "resented the tactics used by the Chorale" on this issue. He also said the Chorale could not "leave us with the bag," because the Chorale had made plans for the trip without consulting the Senate as to available money. Senator Brent Wilson defended the Senate saying, "we are not a well" and our money supply is very low at present Howard Collett explained that only $4,800 is left in the unalloted section of the budget This compares with $13,000 at the same time last year. The Grimm Will Zing Here Feb. 5 The Grimm is coming! Wednesday night, Feb. 5, at 9, the Grimm will arrive in the Union Building cafeteria. Yes, a dance, but not just the ordinary stomp. Bob Barclay, chairman of the dance committee emphasized the fact that the Grimm is a new group with a new sound. "The cost will be $2.50 per couple. 1 The Darkness and the Night' one of the hits that has been in the top 20 at KCPX will be featured. They play a City College of New York, Harry became an elementary school teacher. Following two years of teaching, Harry became a reporter on the "New York Daily Mirror." He later worked in the promotion department of the "New York Post." In 1939, Harry went south for the Virginia Press Association, and built up small weekly papers in the State. In 1941 he settled in Charlotte, where he has been ever since, except for an assignment of eight months on the "Times News" of Hendersonville, North Carolina. In 1958, "Only in America," a book of- essays taken mostly from the back issues of his newspaper, was published. It sold over 300,000 copies in hard cover and over two million in the paperback edition. This represents the largest sale of a book of essays in the English language. Harry had always been an avid theatre-goer and In 1959 he was able to see himself behind the footlights as an adaptation of his Dave Thomas, Freshman President then moved that the Chorale be given $500. This motion was beaten down 1 1 to one. In other action, the Political and Social Federation Constitution was kept in committee for more investigation. Bill Washburn also reported that no word had yet been received on the debate team request to use studentbody cars without instructors in every car. Washburn did comment, however, that the cars were in "better shape if faculty members were present." No Senate meeting will be held Feb. 3, 1969. different kind of instrument that changes their music," informed Barclay. Coming from Los Angeles, one member of the four-man group is originally from Salt Lake City. He was a member of the Blue, a back-up band for Mitch Ryder and the Doors, but when it split up he joined the Grimm. Barclay enthusiastically added, "This is a new group on its way to fame and this is our chance to see them." Yes, the Grimm are coming. life, "Only in America" was produced as a play on Broadway. A love letter to an old friend, "Carl Sandburg" a commentary on the great American poet, was written by Golden in 1961 and it sold over 40 thousand copies in the first three weeks after publi cation. Harry Golden's next success came in 1963 when he published "Forgotten Pioneer," a book about the pack-peddlers of America. It reached the best seller list of "Time". "Mr. Kennedy and the Negroes", the background story of the civil rights movement, was published in 1964. A year later Golden published "So What Else is New." According to Dr. Daniel Mar-tino, Fine Arts Center Coordinator, the lecture is free to all Weber State students, faculty, and staff with I.D. cards and all are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity of hearing Harry Golden as he comments with wit and insight on the contemporary American scene.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1969-01-31, Vol. 28, No. 14|
|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.|