Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1970-05-081
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V Volume 29, Number 48 I' ! J r - r Paul Neuenswander supports Nixon's Cambodia decision. Yearbook on sale will be here soon Acorn, the WSC yearbook is scheduled to be delivered within the next two weeks, according to Linda Sandlund, yearbook editor. "Approximately 200 yearbooks are left to be sold. We have sold more than 500 already; this year there will be a limited supply. I'd like to encourage students to either pay the full amount or partially pay for their yearbooks immediately, so that they have one on order. "Last year, students waited until day they arrived to purchase one. We have not ordered that many this year. We sincerely anticipate to have the other 200 books sold before the delivery date," Linda explained. The yearbooks sells for $7 or $4 now and the remainder when delivered. Yearbooks may be bought from Nancy in the studentbody offices or from either Darline Rogers or Glen Curtis in the SIGNPOST offices. "A change was needed in basic yearbook format, so we changed it. The cover is in full-color processing, with two sections of full. Although fewer group pictures and class pictures were used, a larger percentage of the studentbody is represented through the candid shots," Linda concluded. Flower power hr The arts and crafts center will be blooming with spring flowers May 11 and 12. In a project sponsored by the arts and crafts committee, paper and plastic will be transformed into flowers when the creative talent of Weber State students is applied. The arts and crafts area will be open both days from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. with a special session Tuesday May 12 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. to accomodate married students. Members of the arts and crafts committee will help students create all varieties of paper flowers while plastic ones will be made in the same method students used at the Union Building Birthday Party. President Nixon sent troops into Cambodia and briefly resumed bombing North Viet Nam, while student riots protested his actions. Paul Neuenswander, president of the Weber State College studentbody and other student leaders commented on these issues. "If the students would only listen to what he (Nixon) says, they'd realize we have to do this. Those Viet Cong in Cambodia are no father than from here to Salt Lake City. It would be wholesale slaughter to ignore this," he defended. In regard to the students reactions to Nixon's policy Paul commented, "I think the students are fools and I don't agree with them. As long as we're there we've got to protect our men. I want out also, but I get sick when I see students using the education system to take out their political gripes. "When you strike, who are you hurting? Yourself. You're there for an education," he emphasized.With the U.S.'s actions in bombing North Vietnam because as Laird stated, they were firing on U.S. reconnaissance planes, Paul strongly affirmed, 4 ; S , -4 j Si mJk .mt YM-iiri trriifr - Repertory Dancers to It's one-of-a-kind, and it's on our campus! Utah's Repertory Dance Theater will be making its annual performance in this morning's convocation at 11 a.m. The Fine Arts' auditorium stage comes alive when the 12 dancers create When Summoned, Five Dances, Enchantment, and Passengers. The choreography for each dance was done by members of the group. When Summoned which was first performed by the German Opera Ballet in West Berlin, Germany tells of the pathos and inevitability of war. The dramatic piece is abstract and gives a stylized portrayal of human emotions. For a breath of comic-relief the audience will see Five Dances Weber State College, Ogden, Utah "I say he's completely right. I say go in and blow the heck o it of them. If they'd let the military run the war it would have already been over. It's all politics." Bill Chyne, recently elected senator-at-large also reacted to Nixon's policies, though his feelings were in direct opposition to those statements Paul asserted. "I think it's a complete and unadulterated mistake. First, it would seem to me that if he's (Nixon) considering a military victory, then he shouldn't be bringing troops home. On one hand he's bringing troops home, while on the other he's committing them in new areas. Now it's an expanded war called Indochina. Secondly, we should have learned about the absolute waste to committing more people. In doing so, I think he made a drastic mistake." "I personally wouldn't vote for the man if he were the only one on the ticket," he stated. "I feel that the students of the U.S. are the ones that are going to be involved in the next three years. They have the right to strike, but if. the boycott is ineffective, then they should get an education and become responsible in these matters and which is a satirical view of beauty pageants, muscle-men contests, and dance cliches. A work based on an African legend will enchant the audience. Enchantment tells of a moth which flies into a village one night. The moth is attracted to a candle, and becomes transformed into a beautiful maiden who enchants the villagers. The last dance, Passengers, was added to the company's numbers this year. The Repertory Dance Theater is unique from other groups because it is located outside of New York and has its home base on a university campus. Also it is a repertory company similar to the great operatic and theatrical institutions of the A-'S J ; It i If . J 84403 make a change," Bill said. "If Nixon doesn't want the planes shot down then he can quit sending the damn planes. Let me remind you that there is such a thing as national airspace, especially at a time of unrest. I think the U.S. retaliation is a political move to show a hard line when actually they're wishy washy. You can't see the policy because of the conflicts," he adamantly concluded. Other student leaders were asked to comment on these same problems. Dave Yurth, senior class president afforded the thought that it was a "brilliant move" and "great strategy." He further commented, "Melvin Laird has been telling him (Nixon) to get in or out bringing everything to a head." College campuses were never intended to be arenas for public change," expressed his feelings concerning the method students are using to illustrate disagreement with administration policies. Another senator-at-large elect, Glen Curtis stated, "I think alot of these boycotts are pretty useless. What they (the students) . ought to do is go to class, graduate, become responsible in government, then make f w perform world where the works of many creators, rather than a single person, are performed. In the face of much skepticism the Rockefeller Foundation allocated a $370,000 grant in 1966 to establish the Repertory Dance Theater on the University of Utah campus. The dance . world was astonished that the Foundation would grant funds for such a project to a "small city of the Rocky Mountain area." However, New York critics can attest to the wisdom of the grant. As one New York critic said of the company, "It was another eloquent testimony to the over-all technical prowess of American dance." Friday, May 8, 1970 I i ;n i ' Aw Bill Chyne opposes Nixon's Cambodia decision. Coach defends debate squad John Hebestreet, the Weber State debate coach, responded to the column carried in the last issue of the Signpost in no uncertain terms. Asked what his first response to the article was, he said, "Surprise." "I felt the article was highly subjective, full of in-consistancies, and at times, irrational. It seemed like a personal attack, rather than an objective one." "The debate squad has done better this year than in any previous year. I thinlc that record speaks for itself. As to my personal reputation, I am not aware that it is presently an issue." "The Hawaiian trip," continued the debate coach, "was for both my students and myself, an invaluable experience." The response from Hawaiian audiences was overwhelming. At the Mormon Church college on Wahoe at the Polynesian Cutural Center, students were turned away from an auditorium filled with Samoans, Tahitians, Filipinoes and other south sea islanders. The topic debated was "Militant Student Revolt! Asked if he felt the article would affect the future of the debate squad, Hebestreet replied, "Yes. Attacks of this nature certainly won't help the debate squad. I have no idea how it will affect a desperately needed increase in our debate budget." "As to the writing of the article," he said, "I feel Mr. Hart had every right to print such an article. My reply to him has been sent to the paper." Lagoon Day A Weber State Lagoon Day will be held on May 9 all day and evening. There will be a one-third discount on all rides and parking will be free to those holding student I.D. cards. Four rides will be free to studenr ; the ferris wheel; whip; rockets; and the flying swings. All Weber Staters are encouraged to support the day and enjoy the activities.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1970-05-08, Vol. 29, No. 48|
|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.|