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il r Volume 30, Number 16 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 Friday November 20, 1970 tffl-eeaKapus iiqcsp policy uisiii supported by Senate Student groups will not be prohibited from consumption of alcoholic beverages at off-campus activities if the student Senate has its way. A couple of key absences Monday night were credited with making unanimous the Senate support of a resolution calling for revision of the off-campus liquor policy. The present policy as listed in the college catalog outlaws the consumption of alcoholic beverages by student groups whether the group is on or off campus at the time. The resolution (Senate bill 6-71) claims that the present policy "attempts to create a climate which is objectionable to too many students." It resolves that the policy be changed to read as follows: "Consumption of alcoholic beverages on other than college-owned property shall be subject to state and local laws (with specific reference to those concerning consumption of alcohol by minors and public drunkedness)." The legislation was the brain child of Fran Wikstrom, and was sponsored by the entire executive Cabinet. Before going into effect the resolution must first pass through administration channels. It will next be considered by the Student Affairs Committee of the Academic Council. Senate debate was lengthy on the issue despite the unanimous vote. Senator Craig Boswell was the first to recognize the apparent singleness of thought and called the question forcing a vote. SENATORS JUSTIFY VOTES ' Although each Senator present at the session favored the bill, most wanted a chance to explain and justify his vote. Among those to explain their votes were : Max Flinders, AMS President: "the law's purpose is to control individuals, how can we usurp this control... We are not equipped to do what the law can do in this area." "If there are violations of law concerning drinking the community should call the police instead of the college administration." Weber State College's oldest student turned 88 years old today. Happy Birthday Dr. G. E. Janer. (photo by Janni Young Dean Dayley, advisor: "The problem comes when we get calls from parents of high school students who have been to college sponsored functions and come home sloppy drunk." Bill Chyne, at large: "We're extremely contemporary in this piece of legislation. Weber State students are already subject to the law." The Senate also passed a bill calling for the restoration of library hours to those which were in effect earlier in the quarter. This action (Senate bill 7-71) would reinstitute the longer hours for the remainder of the quarter while the Senate, in the meantime, would conduct its own study of library conditions. Court rejects item veto Presidents item veto was rejected by the ASWSC Supreme Court; and it was directed that the $600 payment be made to the National Stage Band. These funds had been appropriated by last years Senate and then denied by a pocket veto of former President Paul Neuen-schwander. The Court ruled that such action was "outside the legal powers of Mr. Neuenschwander," Chief Justice Ron Weathers, who delivered the opinion of the Court, stated, "even though the Constitution of the school is notable for its obscureness, we as the Supreme Court, didn't think we should cross over into the bounds of legislature." Convening for the first time in two years, the Supreme Court, con--sisting of five Justices, Chief Justice Weathers and Justices Charles Harlan, Val Smith, Byron Wade and Dee Burton, reached a consensus of opinion regarding the constitutional question of the extent of the veto power of the President. A petition had been filed requesting clarification of this question as a result of Mr. Neuenschwander's veto of one item from the 1970-71 ASWSC Budget Bill after the Senate had adjourned. The Surpreme Court's seven page written decision pointed out that "it has been the practice of the court in the past to deny the ASWSC officers the exercise of any power not specifically granted them in the ASWSC Constitution." Also noted was that the Constitution of the United States, which is used as a model, "has been interpreted as denying the President Item Veto." Further illustration of "need for specific grant of item veto is found in the Constitution of the State of Utah. The Governor of the State of Utah exercises an item veto only to the extent specifically granted by the Constitution." Blue Key blast graffiti The Weber State Chapter of Blue Key National Honor Fraternity sandblasted art work from the walls of Ogden Canyon last Wednesday. The artwork was produced primarily by local high school students. The greatest masterpiece was a victory painting by Ben Lomond High School students who celebrated their "Iron Horse" football victory over Ogden High with a multi-colored spray can cliff covering. Blue Key unsympathetically blasted the canyon clean of paintings by all anonymous artists. Blue Key President Al Belt claimed that Blue Key was attempting to protect the environment by contracting with Colorite Inc. to clean up the canyon. He said that local area high schools have been contacted in the effort and have pledged their support in helping to keep canyon walls free of paint. "Ben Lomond High School even offered $100 to help pay our costs for the project," Belt said. The Fraternity has encouraged the high schools to conduct "Keep the Canyon Clean" campaigns on their own campuses. "We want to include the entire community in this effort," Belt said, "especially since this is our first community wide service project of the school year." Blue Key members and pledges directed traffic while the sandblasting was in progress in the narrow canyon. Pledge Paul Lindquist said "people who paint on our beautiful canyon walls should go back to kindergarten fingerpainting. Their minds contain less than the aerosal cans they use." Work on the project began at 8 a.m. and was wrapped up about 4 p.m. Colorite provided the machinery and did the actual blasting. Blue Key contracted with the local company to do the job when it submitted the lowest bid. Blue Key is a group of 25 upperclassmen who maintain grades above the all-mens average. They have completed several campus service projects in recent years which include the graduate addition to the college catalog collection, construction of Blue Key Plaza, building of stairs from the playing field to the gym, the blood drive, and ushering at football and basketball games. Fraternity service projects are financed by fund raising projects, primarily the sale of the student directory. The directory delivery deadline is nearing and the fraternity will sell the publication for 50 cents this year.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1970-11-20, Vol. 30, No. 16|
|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.|