Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1970-05-221
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State Volume 29, Number 52 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 Friday, May 22, 1970 nn8 r I In conjunction with the National Referendum Day held last May 15, Weber State College will participate, a week late due to circumstances beyond control, in a voting referendum concerning the Nixon administration's recent move into Cambodia. WSC students will be able to voice their opinions by voting at booths where they will obtain cards. Several questions will be printed and the voter will have a choice of yes, no or no opinion. Voting will take place Friday May 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All students are encouraged to let their opinions be known. "I still believe the best way to change government policy is through the ballot box and this is what we are attempting to do," t' , jr.- PHIL A. LEAVITT, received the award for Achievement of the year last night at the Awards and Honors banquet. Phil was chosen for his work with SEED, the campus tutoring service. YAF receives senate okay The Young Americans for Freedom, called a political counter part to the SDS, received senate ratification with little debate Monday night. Fran Wikstrom, policy committee chairman, said that YAF was "the right wing counterpart to the SDS politically," and that it was "right to form and grow and impart their political philosophy on the campus," and proposed their constitution be accepted. Bill Chyne, senator-at large-elect read an exhaustive report by Congressman Burton's office which had been requested by advisor Gerald Grove. Speaking for the Liberal Student Group, Roger Shipley urged ths senate to accept the YAF, saying that although they were political opponents, they stated Fran Wikstrom AWSC president elect. Results of the poll taken today will be sent to the Association of Student Government, to the Senate and to Congressmen. "The purpose is to find out how Weber State College Students feel about the administrations recent action and to give them a chance to express themselves." The liberal and conservative factions on campus may see fit to use signs and hold rallies to actively "campaign" for the voters to vote one way or the other. This reporter asked a number of students here just what they're reaction to the Cambodia move was. "You could compare the Vietcong to robbers in the United - f My ho were "activist cohorts." The administration uses the conservative majority when they choose, but ignore it other times, charged Shipley, and added he would like "to see the conservatives controlled by students." He then claimed those senators who voted against SDS and who voted for YAF committed "intellectual murder" and said there were several groups of "controversial nature" which will present constitutions next year and if YAF is accepted, they will also expect to be accepted. Dave Evans argued the comparison, saying, "It is highly irrelevant to compare YAF to SDS," and added that SDS was not defeated for its political philosophy. States who could escape punishment by crossing the Canadian border. I support the President but I think he should have prepared us a little better," states Dale Evans. "The invasion of Cambodia represents a lie to the American People. If our object was to win it may have been a good move but it's not. Nixon promised to get us out of Vietnam and other "police actions," explained Byron Warfield Graham. "I agree with Nixon's decision because Vietnam needs to be cleaned up and the only way we can do it is by being there," stated Mario Rytting. Jerry Reid believes that Nixon's recent move was a bad one because "it expands the war, costs the government more c0nn9 Citing what one senator, Fran Wikstrom, called "a clear cut example of discrimination, the Senate voted to pass a resolution calling for the athletic department to finance the Women's extramurals. "If you want a cause to domonstrate, this is it," said Wikstrom, This is a clear cut case of discrimination, and it would probably hold jp in a court of law." Referring to the proposed resolution, he added, "I frankly think this is the way to move. The Senate needs to assert itself." The resolution would have to be approved by the athletic council, the administration, institutional council and finally, the Council of Higher Education in Salt Lake City, before action could be taken. Bill Chyne, investigating for the senate, reported three objections given by Dale Gardner, athletic department head, 1- they (Women's extra curricular athletics) are not athletic, 2- "I find it difficult to tell his coaches no, when they ask for money,,, 3-There is not enough money becuase it took an extra $5,000 to buy a training table for the football team. "They would not give a commitment," stated Chyne. Commencement will see 1139 seniors graduate Dr. William E. Davis, President of Idaho State University, will be the guest Speaker at the commencement program on June 6th, at 8:30 a.m. in the Weber State College stadium. President William P. Miller will conduct the annual ceremonies. Dr. Davis is a native of Colorado. In 1951 he earned a B.S. degree at the University of Colorado and after teaching high school he acquired an M.A. degree from Colorado State College. The total number of seniors graduating is 1,139 which is up 233 from last year. From the school of Arts, Letters and Science Weber State will graduate 390. Some of the outstanding fields that are graduating quite a number of students from this school are English with 44, history with 43, and the sociology department with 87. The Education Department is going to graduate 188. Elementary Education has a large percentage of these with 115 graduating seniors. From the School of Technology, 96 seniors have earned their degree. The Electronic Engineering Dept. is graduating 35. Another strong department is the Manufacturing Engineers which will graduate 25. Weber State is giving 91 Bachelor of Arts degrees, 772 Bachelor of Science for a grand total of 863, up 171 from last year. Twenty one Associate of Arts and 161 Associate of Science, degrees will be given. Also 60 Certificates of Completions and 24 Certificates of Proficiency will be presented. For its gift to the school, the Senior Class, will remodel the fountain between the Fine Arts and Union Building, according to David Yurth, senior class president. money, and increases the chance of more lives being lost." Mr. E. Jay Moon says, "This is the smartest move the Nixon administration has made yet." "The way home is East not West. If the goals set forth by Nixon are to leave Viet Nam, we should leave. If Nixon's goals are not to leave he should say so," believes Nick Crookston. Says Bob Peterson, "I'd like to fight the enemy over there rather than here." "I disagree with the whole concept of police action in Southeast Asia. I think Nixon has been sincere but I disagree. He wants to save face I think we should save lives." Sterling Harris disagrees for this reason: "This move is no good becuase it destroys young Dean of Students Alan Dayley suggested that all athletic activities come under this proposal, (soccer, rodeo club, etc.) "I hate to see this program be a scape goat, he said. WEA advisor, Carol Westmorland opposed the proposal, "I don't want to cut anyone's budget," she said. A $500 budget was passed for the WEA to "operate on next year," while the changes are being considered. peoples futures and miads. The entire envolvement puts- us behind instead of ahead." Mr. Richard Shay, war veteran had this to say: "I favor Nixon's move into Cambodia becuase I've been to Vietnam. The Vietcong would plant a few supplies in Vietnam, harrass us until their food ran out, then run back over to Cambodia and, we couldn't touch them. This move should have been taken years ago." Mr. Daily Oliver, black counselor said that his only complaint about the war was "that black soldiers do not receive the same benefits as whites when they return to the United States, OUR home." All students will have the opportunity of voicing their opinion in the Reverendum vote today. Bill Washburn, legislative vice president spoke against the budget allocation, and suggested alternative action. "I can see two legitimate courses, first, the senate and executive cabinet do what ever necessary to insure that the girls are allowed to use the money they put in activity fees, or, that whatever the senate and executive cabinet have to do, that athletic fees become voluntary. What other answers are there? Obviously, the girls must have the opportunity to use their fees, or it ought to become voluntary. As hard as they would oppose the first, they would be on knees begging before they would take the second." In every other activity, "Every boy and girl participates, but athletics is confined to men. They pay an athletic fee just like the men, but they have no opportunity to participate," said. David Yurth, outgoing senior class president, commented, "Athletics get over half the activity fees. They have $150,000, $20,000 stadium fee from the students, (Actually, the total is approximately $210,000). "All we want is 10 cent per student," said Miss Westmorland, "That would be $800." The formal proposal will be presented for final senate ratification next week. Graduating Seniors: Get clearance forms from admissions and records office immediately.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1970-05-22, Vol. 29, No. 52|
|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.|