Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1969-02-071
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Sg Ipl1 jligmyi Volume 28, No. 15 Weber Slate College, Ogden, Utah 84403 February 7, 1969 Stydeonts Mass . ry;rH DIXIE GANGS OF angry Smiowffest Today Iff Thaw Waits Maybe you haven't seen too many real live hippies around the Weber State campus during the winter months, but this morning if hippies are your bag, you can look forward to a real happening. What's your bag? Love-ins? Protests? Well, if snow, snow, and more snow is your thing, you can join the ranks of ice worshipers doing "their own thing today at the annual Snow Carnival, called "It's Your Bag." The Inter-Fraternal Council sponsors the event, and all social clubs on campus participate. If your bag is art, especially aesthetic Ice and snow, you can forget your hang-ups while enjoying the snow sculpture created by the sororities and fraternities. Whether participating or just spectating, this part of the carnival will verge on the mind-blowing.The clubs will start to build their entries in the snow sculpture contest at 8 a.m. this morning. Judging will take place at 5 p.m. Criterion for judging will be artistic appeal, representation of the theme, and originality."If skiing is your bag, baby, wait until this afternoon at 1 p.m. for some really groovy things. Snow racer will be held at Snow Basin, and members of clubs and also independents will compete. Both men's and women's races will be held. Reigning over the festivities are a Snow Carnival King and Queen. Candidates for the titles were chosen by each sorority and fraternity and the winners were announced yesterday. Winners in all areas of competition will be announced at a real mind blowing stomp. Stomping is everybody's bag, and this stomp will be in keeping with the rest of the carnival - sock it to us, IFC! students throwing rocks and Big Dealings For Annual Songsters Songfest, one of the biggest e-vents of the year at Weber, will be held February 13 in the FAC Main Auditorium at eight o'clock in the evening. Songfest is sponsored by the Associated Men Students and Associated Women Students. Each group competing in this event will be allowed 12 minutes to display their talents. Judging will be based on one serious and one fun song, composed by the groups involved. The various social clubs, as well as some independents, will compete for the men's and women's trophies. Val Southwick, Vice president of AMS, encourages all students to "be there early or you won't get a seat." Songfest has packed the auditorium in past years and is expected to do the same this year. There will be a fifty cent admission charge for Songfest. AMS officers this year are: Norm Frost, President, Val Southwick, Vice President, and Secretary Larry Quist. AWS officers are: President Pat Smith, Vice President Daynette Combs, and Secretary Kim Kowal. to Protest Proposal Feature by Phil Leavitt OFF-CAMPUS agitators pose Horrors! Not here! It can't be! Nevertheless, it happened here last Tuesday. For the first time since the "smoke in" WSC has been the scene of a student demonstration.The spontaneous rally began shortly after noon, when camera men from the local news media directed the "cast" to form up beside the front door of the union building. Several minutes later, a score of WSC students marched to the union building from the north end of campus, carrying signs and placards. Four pall-bearers arrived with a casket borrowed from Larkin Bros. Mortuary, to illustrate the symbolic death MARY JANE Moulton and Steve held by Val Southwick. . I iv f ti t- , f I I r , 1 J r If y $ I ; pi r h Kp3 v i'w I S - ) Jf. v t'W --f ) I ..vi li " U t . . : ' - . . ' rw i for camera. of Weber State College, amid signs declaring among other things, "Don't Let Utah Become Another Calif." and "Black is Beautiful. So is WSC." All in protest against Senate Bill 10. Students that usually infest the cafeteria, and make life miserable for everybody else at noon, found that the doors were blocked by gawkers. With their paths thus blocked, they turned to notice that something was going on. Something was indeed going on. KWCR was interviewing anybody that came along, photographers were taking pictures of all the photographers, and several souls pushed their way thru the crowd, by now several hundred, and made their way up to the library.Dr. Helmut Hoffmann spoke i Moulton admire Songfest Trophy to the group, and thanked everyone for their support of the faculty and administration, which certainly is a new twist for a student demonstration. Petitions were circulated, and it appeared that there were several hundred signatures, which is astounding considering the usual success of any project originating on this campus. Twenty minutes after the hour, the KWCR sound crew began to take down their equipment, and the KSL cameraman began to pick his nose. One of the leaders of the revolt announced that a group of students would go down to the Capitol and make waves with their petition . . . tomorrow.There wasn't a soul left by 12:30. WSC will never replace San Francisco State. Just in case you're wonder-,ng, it didn't really matter that the activists didn't go down to the Capitol on Tues. That was the day for the nice ladies to picket for lower taxes. The legislators had company enough. Just in case you're wondering, the bull horn belonged to the school. It wasn't supplied by the local cell of the Communist party. As was explained earlier, the coffin was supplied by Larson Bros. I didn't have the nerve to ask who borrowed it Just in case you're wondering, the Governor didn't call out the National Guard. Just in case you're wondering, Tom Welch didn't say much. Just in case you're wondering, this is the biggest writeup that the rally got, anywhere in the state.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1969-02-07, Vol. 28, No. 15|
|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.|