Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1969-10-171
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-OKWiBKW-. --r. - m ,p i x I - w, v - r ir . - - "V t " . - Senate hears moratorium resolution-the question is what is the question? TICKETS FOR the Oct. 25 game with Idaho State University in Pocatello are going fast. Pocatello has contacted Weber State and asked for some of the tickets back because of a shortage there. Tickets for the train and game may be purchased at the main desk in the union building. The train fare is $4.95 and the game tickets are $1. Students will need to present their I. D. cards at ISU and will need to wear their train ticket on the train. The train will leave at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 and will depart from Idaho exactly 45 minutes after the game. Anyone who is not there will be left behind. A lounge car where sandwiches will be served and two baggage cars for dancing will be provided. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed on the train. Wtbet Volume 29, Number 6 Weber Approximately 300 students of Weber State College demonstra-ted their varied opinions reac tions, and feelings concerning United States' involvement in Viet Nam Wed. in the first organized rally ever held on cam-pus.Students holding signs read, ing "Give Peace a Chance," and "The Cost Cannot Justify the Cause," surrounded the speakers and rally organizers on the Blue Key Plaza outside the Union Building. Administra-tors gave faculty members permission to dismiss classes as they wished. Some teachers also devoted some time from their lectures to discuss the problems. A small group of approximate, ly ten students and Gerald Grove, a faculty member, arrived at the demonstration late and congregated on the hillside waving the American flag and signs which said, "Constructive Criticism-Yes ; Ambiguous Demonstration-No," and "American for Ameri-cans." This group was apparently protesting the demonstra. tion. Students, faculty, and Ogden residents participated in the rally held at noon Wed. in con. junction with the nation-wide moratorium planned by student and political leaders to protest the Viet Nam war. The morator-ium was an attempt to stop the "business-as-usual" activities in a non-violent demonstration against the Nixon administration policy concerning the war. THE DEMONSTRATION WAS carried off in a peaceful man-ner with only occasional outbursts of heckling. The Liberal Students Group, lead by Joe Heizman, Dian Con. tos, BryonWarfield-Graham, Ro-ger Shipley, and rally chairman Elwood Gruschow, organized the rally. Featured speakers were students, Norm Stanley, Tim A-hern, and Tom Wertz. Dr. Ron Bartlett of the Weber State Ger-man department represented the faculty, and Reverand Herney of 30 studs State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 nils make the First Presbyterian Church answered the moral side of the question. Elwood Gruschow opened the rally stating that the purpose of the demonstration was to protest the Nixon administration's policy of contiued involvement in Viet Nam. He offered a quota-tion from the Bible stating "Blessed are the peace, makers...." A telegram from Senator Frank E. Moss endorsing the demonstration was read. "Your cause is just, "the Senator wrote. Dr. Bartlett deplored the apathy of the United States Sen-ate. "Students must also as. sume some responsibility for this apathetic silence," Dr. Bartlett said. He asked for a show of hands as to how many students had written their con-gressmen concerning their feelings about the war. Approximately six people responded, "This is not a Holy War," the facu-lty members declared. "We cannot go out with a Book of Mormon under arm and try to force our ideas on other people." He concluded, "Something better than death is to be found every, where." Norm Stanley read two poems to the crowd. The first, directed toward "apathetics", was en. thusiastically received by the audience. "Above all, be a Chris, tian at home in front of your TV sets," the poem read. The other poem, aimed at those who advocate continued involve, ment in the war, was entitled "The War Machine." Part of it said, "Will a peace machine come too late?" Another student, Tom Wertz, sang a song written by Joanie Mitchell, a Canadian, in which the actions of the United States are admonished. Tim Ahern ad-vocated withdrawal of U.S. troops from Viet Nam saying, "United States involvement in Viet Nam is an ambiguous demonstration of the worst kind." Reverend Herney stated, "I DEBATE crackled for an hour and a half in the Senate Monday night after a resolution was introduced by Byron Warfield. Gra-ham concerning proposed student action on Wednesday. The final decision of the Senate was to pass another resolution and amend, ment, which simply recognized student rights concerning the protest and declared the Sen-ate neutral. The senators voting against the resolution felt the group of students who attended were merely "looking for ammu-nition," as Dave Evans stated. The statement by Warfield-Graham listed the aims and rea. sons behind the protest, and many senators didn't know wheth. er they would be supporting this statement besides the resolution on rights if they voted for it. "What would they do with it?" asked Wayne Hill, senator. at. large. The Resolution was proposed by Fram Wickstrom. Re-reading the resolution seemed to be the order of the day as the ramifications were discussed. Dave Yurth questioned "what alternative do you offer," and October 17, 1969 sEiduis think we need to stand up and say when we think an immoral act is being committed. When the situation is right, we should continue it; when it is wrong, we should correct it." Gerald Grove, representing the group who offered some pro-test against the demonstration, wanted the crowd to recognize the group of "Americans" on the hill. After asking how many at the rally had actually been to Viet Nam, Mr. Grove ex-explained what he considered "the immorality of pulling out of Viet Nam and leaving an obi igation." "I think napalm has its place," Mr. Grove said. "Life in this world without war is a beautiful dream. What we need is a realistic approach.. I have not seen a realistic approach here f 5-. . v' v t- tit tetisUfe- DR. RON BARTLETT addresses approximately 300 students here last Wed. The rally was carried off in a peaceful manner, was answered, "It is a day of protest, not a day of proposal," by Warfield. Graham. You don't know what your talk, ing about," said Dave Evans, "yoa could however, protest a government of secrecy." Speaking against the resolution were also visiting students, Dee Furihman said, it would also be "endorsing other things on other campuses which might be out of order," and Sheldon Hailing not-ed the college might be hurt be. cause of "bad publicity". Explaining the liberal student position, DOUG YOUNG a form-er student, said, "We would tosh mmpmm in With the nomination assembly over, all candidates for freshman class officers are preparing for the offical opening of cam-paigning which begins Monday, Oct. 20. A total of nine students were nominated for offices during the nominating assembly which was held Wednesday. Those nominated were: for the office of president; Bob Murray, Reed Graser, Rod Felt, and Dave Sparkman. For the office of vice-president; Joey Ligori, Blake today," he concluded. Jack Wickstrom, an Ogden res. ident not connected with the college, answered Mr. Grove's statements with the comments: "We must uphold the right of men to follow their own consci. ences, and to judge the acts of governments. The issue here is whether government by the people, for the people, and of the people really exists," Mr. Wickstrom stated. "I only abhor this moratorium because it is necessary." Student reactions to the demonstration were varied. Kenn Klein stated, "I think it's heart-ening because this is going on all over the country. It's too bad there's not a real communication with what's going on. I think it's much more well . t m cat wear Giiorotoriusii nnnnRRTK: f- -V I give you the oportunity to legitimatize our protest." The liberals were congratu. lated by Dean Dayley on their using correct procedure and following legitimite channels. The protest, they pointed out, was intended to be entirely peaceful and lawful. Commenting after about the apparent Senate intent, Diane Contos, one of the organizers, stated, "We were not trying to get support. We merely asked for recognition of our rights." She also admitted part of the problem could have been from a "poorly organized" start. fJlonday Boatright, and Kim Slater. For the office of secretary; Marilyn Osborn, and Ann Rosecrans. A drawing for poster space will be held today in the building and grounds office in theadministra. tion building. However no posters may appear on campus before Monday. All candidates must follow the rules of the election as they are presented in the petition. Failure to adhere to these rules will result in the ineligibility of the candidate. organized than I expected. It's just bad when they howl down a speaker." Melissa Baker said, "It's going very nicely. It's achiev-ing what we (the Liberal Stu-dents) planned." When asked a. bout the flag wavers she stat. ed, "I'm glad they came. It's only fair." James Robinson, a trans, fer student from California, said, "The idea itself is all right, but it takes more than a meeting in the quadrain to accomplish anything. It's more just a gaudy show than reality. I feel they've touched on the super, ficial ideas and haven't really discussed the real issue. The Viet Nam war is a domestic problem. The only thing to do is get out." - " ' 3 during the moratorium rally held with no incidence of violence.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1969-10-17, Vol. 29, No. 6|
|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.|