Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1970-05-121
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Volume 29, Number 49 Three student factions By Darline D. Rogers Assistant Editor Last Thursday a noon rally drew over 300 students as a discussion of three main topics ensued, the killing of four students at Kent, the Cambodian issue, and the treatment of members of the Black, panther organization. Besides interested students, three groups were in attendance, those wearing a black armband, j zj r - , ft Roger Shippley (left) concluded his talk with the declaration "I will not go -- I will not kill --I will resist!" As the first speaker during the rally Thursday, he also warned President Nixon that "death begets violence". As members of the audience started to snicker once, speaker Diane Contos stated "It's funny how people laugh at other peoples death." Students wearing red white, and blue arm bands are seen in the right photo. They carried signs saying support law and order" and "Don't be used by the bandwagon." Edward Follows later spoke for this group of people in an effort to stress peace. He felt that innocent bystanders were usually -the ones hurt in incidences such as the one at Kent. fomfB Corps Two Peace Corps veterans are on campus this week to inform Weber State students about there experiences abroad. Jerry Miller, a Utah man, and Brian Kimmel of Colorado will be stationed in the Union Building lobby daily from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Mr. Miller served as a peace Corps volunteer in Brazil. He taught high school and pre-natal child care in the underdevloped areas. He also worked at improving hygiene, developing literacy, and development of fishing cooperatives. Mr. Kimmel was in Nizer, Africa. He helped to develop water facilities and sanitation procedures, and also taught-on the secondary school level. Since Get green thumb make flowers today Flower making in the arts and craft center will continue today with a special session from 7 until 9 p.m. tonight to accommodate married students and those who work during the day. Both plastic and paper flowers will be made under the direction of members of the arts and crafts committee. A cost of approximately five cents will be charged for each flower made. This covers the price of materials involved. Weber attend rally those wearing a red, "white, and blue band, and a group wearing a flowered band, protesting for happiness, as one member explained.Tim Ahem stated that the views given at the meeting were individual views and not representative of the other speakers. He went on to compare the death of the four Kent students to the Boston massacre. "I am angry over the death of four; but worried about 200 R ire their return, both men have been engaged in informing people interested in the Peace Corps about their experiences. Students may also receive information from Dr. T.R. Reddy. Affectionately known by his colleagues as "T.R." Dr. Reddy is Weber State's resident expert on international relations. His expertise in foreign affairs is attested to not only because he recently published a book on India's policy in the United Nations but also because he has been selected Weber State's Peace Corps liaison officer."The Peace Corps promotes greater understanding between people of two nations," says Dr. Reddy. "It helps people in developing countries to improve their conditions, and it tries to bring social and economic stability in foreign countries which in turn promotes the cause of peace and harmony in the world." In order to qualify as a Peace Corps volunteer a person must be at least 18 years of age, a college junior or better (seniors are preferred), and must not have any children under 18 years, "The normal period of service is two years," says Dr. Reddy. "It provides an opportunity for extensive travel abroad," he continues. The Peace Corps presently has about 10,000 volunteers per -.' )J S- S ,. A W State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 million others," began Roger Shippley, the -first speaker. He placed the blame of the four deaths on the government who called out the guardsmen. He concluded his remarks with the declaration that "I will not go I wil not kill I will resist!" Diane Contos spoke next as she raised several questions such as why were 30 rounds of ammunition fired? and why did they turn and fire on unarmed students?" Or,Vr i i - u 1 forming 350 different services in 60 countries. Among these volunteers are several Weber Staters. Jan Spaeth, for example, left Weber State for Turkey a year ago. She is now teaching English there at the secondary school level. "The Peace Corps pays living expenses in the foreign country," explains Dr. Reddy, "and also deposits $75 each month in the volunteer's bank account in this country." No examination is required of prospective volunteers, just a completed application form. "The Peace Corps usually tries to accommodate student desires to serve in a particular country," points out Dr. Reddy, "but the assignment depends upon Peace Corps needs as well as student preference." Upon acceptance of an applicant, the new volunteer spends three months in a training center where he is intensively briefed on the customs, food habits, and language of the country where he is to serve. He may return home at Peace Corps expense in case of an emergency or family tragedy. While serving as a Peace Corps volunteer, males receive occupational deferments from their local draft boards. They are thereby enabled to concentrate on their immediate responsibilities. Perhaps as much as anyone else in the world, a Peace Corps volunteer does his thing to build a better world tomorrow. Dr. Richard Kinler, assistant professor of psychology asked, "Do you know what dead means dead. They're lying in pools of blood. The point I'm here about is that four kids are dead." He said that had he been the governor of Ohio he would-have gone to the students and asked, "What is it that I'm not clued in on? My appeal is for dialogue," he concluded. Val Smith commented that "we are defending human arrogance, not human life. The real silent majority are the soldiers who have died in Viet Nam." Bill Chyne,senator-at-large-elect expressed, "Nothing is more important than a drop of human blood." Later in the program he commented that when he got back from the war "I found out what I had been doing was wrong." One sign carried by a group of counter-demonstrators spoke of law and order. Byron Warfield-Graham commented that "Law and order must first be understood. Who's law and who's order?" He quoted Louis Lomax who visited Weber campus as saying "Anglo-Saxon Christians don't give a damn about yellow-skinned Buddhists", but that "our economic system depends on exploitation." He also gave examples of the treatment Black panthers are receiving. Another black student Henry Adams spoke "I knew none of them (the students at Kent) were black because no national guardsman was reported killed." 1 Iwjpjl .-p- - i- i i nrt i) nraWW y I r-r-' J A v ' " 1 I 1,3' ' Dr. T. R. Reddy, Peace Corps liaison officer explains training procedures to Peace Corps volunteer applicant Darline Rogers. ew officers is The Weber State College Republican Club has selected new officers for the coming year. The new officers will assist candidates for county and state posts in their campaigns which are now getting under way. New club chairman is Mike Eldredge. Carol Burton, daughter of Congressman Lawrence J. Burton, was elected vice-chairman. The position of Correspondence Secretary will be held by Sue Stark, Gloria Richards has been chosen Recording Secretary and Darla Tuesday, May 12, 1970 He further commented "there is no justice; there is no flag. I give what I take, and I try to give it first." A cup was passed around receiving donations to buy a wreath to be sent to the families of the four students. Edward Follows representing the conservative element, commented that he also mourned six of the guards listed in critical condition in the hospital. "We are the daddy of free speech", he commented, as he explained the need for U.S. involvement. "A bomb doesn't care what color you are when it ticks, it goes," he said. He urged to "let us keep our campus clean and peaceful. He felt that he recognized such problems as this is probably the only campus in the country where the people who smoke have to be segregated." He urged going to the administrative body with instances such as this and presenting a case. "I'm proud, I'm also ashamed, but damn it, I'm trying hard to be an American," he asserted. Carol Jennings who felt her "personal cause of pacifism" had been lost spoke on neither side of the issue. "We get up here and insult one another with rhetoric There's good and bad on both sides, but it all comes out rhetoric. We've got to fight communism, but we must stop fighting one another first. We've got to become people." "It's senseless, it's hysterical, I'm hysterical, God, what's happening?" n Wade will serve as Treasurer. "We hope to expand the size of our club," says Eldredge (the club now numbers 23), "and to involve students in actual 'grassroots' campaigning." "We have a few projects in mind to raise money," says Miss Burton, "and we're confident of the best year yet for college republicans." Students interested in Weber State Republicans may contact Mike Eldredge at 394-5426, Sue Stark at 394-2593, or Darla Wade at 393-7576.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1970-05-12, Vol. 29, No. 49|
|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.|