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ueber state Volume 31, Number 34 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 Tuesday, February 22, 1972 4 Pages - Old comc books are treasures by Barbara Paul Stealing and vadalism has endangered one of WSC Art Department's most unusual planned exhibits of recent years. Poster advertisements throughout the campus Art Department's for the comic book exhibit have been torn down to the extent that the drive for used comic books is grinding to a screeching halt. Gary Carter, student in charge of advertising for the drive, said further that the exhibit is in danger of not being held if more comic books aren't received. Planned for March 21, the exhibit will include huge replicas of classic characters such as Superman, complete with the most famous sayings. Comic panels will be shown of characters in addition to other means of display such as film strips, collages, analyses of characters on enlarged boards drawn by WSC art students. Comics in book form began in 1909 and until 1913 they were given away by newspapers as an enticement to encourage reader subscriptions to the newspapers. Mutt & Jeff were among these. Reprints were continued, and in 1935 the first comic book which was not a reprint appeared. By December 1935 every kid on the block, rich or poor, had several comics. They were a cheap form of entertainment: for a dime, you could trade your comic book and read all the current ones in the neighborhood. Most children's ability to read was affected by comics. Word use and meaning was arrived at by associating panel action with words used. This associating of pictures with words is still used as a device to teach many foreign languages, and has been found to be effective in stimulating interest and speeding word association. News and editorial cartoons were used in the 18th Century. The "Golden Age" "of comic books was 1939-1944 at which time names like Captain America, Captain Midnight, The Green Lantern, held the attention of millions of Americans, adults as well as children. Propaganda and super-patriotism was extensively used. A decline in public interest began in 1945 and the downward trend continued to 1954. In the deluge of good and terrible art, three important artists emerged: Wallace Wood, Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, whose technique was as close as possible to a photograph. William Gaines, Harvey Kurtzman and William Elder went into sophisticated panel art, which resulted in Mad Magazine. The first comic book who had the courage to criticize the fovernment emerged as Mad Magazine, after having gone out of usiness and a changed format. A law suit for infringement of copyright was brought against Captain Marvel's writers by writers of Superman. Superman writers won the case which lasted from 1940 to 1951. World War II paper drives destroyed most comic books, and today pre-1945 comic books are worth up to $850, graded by quality of the book. Grades are mint, near mint, very good, good, fair, poor. Most later comic books are worth 1 cent each. Faculty members directing the display are Doyle M. Strong, Dale W. Bryner, David C. Chaplin. Comic book holders are encouraged to call Gary Carter, 3611 Taylor Ave., telephone 612-3617, Lane Carter, same address, or Larry Ogan, 2164 W 4975 S Roy, telephone 825-7813. Speak out schedules two events Should freshmen be required to live in the dorms?" This question will be aired in a formal debate as part of the "Speak Out" series presented by the Lectures Committee on Wednesday February 23, according to Darrell Taylor Lectures Committee chairman. The dorm will be presented by two WSC debators, Becky Spark-man and Rod AAund. "Requirements for the Freshman Living in the Dorms" is the resolution to be debated. Neither student has lived in a WSC dorm, according to Ron Ray, another member of the WSC debate squad. On Thursday February 24 the Greater Ogden Tenant Union will explain their platform and answer questions that may arise, in a contemporary dialoque. Terry Williams, president of the Greater Ogden Tenant Union, stated, "We represent a lot of interest groups; women's lib, blacks, chicanos, and generally oppressed minorities." A GOTU representative will also explain their platform and other functions of the organization. WSC's Supreme Court is busy by Randolph J. Scott "The Associated Students of Weber State College Supreme Court is more actively asserting itself this year," according to Chief Justice Val Smith. He lists varying reasons why the court has been more active. "Because student government as a whole has been more active," he said, "so has the Supereme Court." The Ombudsman Committee, created just last year, has submitted three cases for hearing. "We have ruled on two of them," Justice Smith stated. A second reason listed by Justice Smith for more court action is that the relative powers of the executive branch of government have needed clarification. "Third, the entire court system needs revamping which we have been and are now doing." he said. Justice Smith states that, "The role of the Supereme Court on campus should serve as an interpretive body of the constitution and an appellate power over the lower courts." The first case heard by this year's court was Cox and Little versus the Residence Hall Council. "It sets two valuable precedents," he said. "One, it established a route of appeals for students within student government." "Two, it provided that all lower courts on campus should exist only if they have been recognized by the Supreme Court and ratified by the Student Senate," Smith said. "This is in accordance," he said, "with the ASWSC constitution." The second case dealt with the powers of the executive and legislative branch. "It regards creation, appointment, and regulation of executive boards," he said. "The result of the decision," according to Justice Smith, "is that the senate can regulate and create executive boards but the power of appointment ' rests soley with the executive branch." "It was also established that although the executive is the head of all branches of government, he may in no way abridge the constituted powers of the other branches of government," he said. The Supreme Court is currently establishing policy on how it will take testimony and the format is not yet complete. Justices Barbara O'shell, Art Lafeber, Jim Webb, and Craig Southwick along with Chief Justice Smith arrive at their decisions on the basis of the ASWSC constitution, federal and state constitutions, and judicial precedents and procedure. The Supreme Court meets as cases come up for it's consideration. Poncedeleon versus the Residence Hall Council, the third case heard, "established no new precedents," Smith stated. "Hearings on senate bill S18-72 is the only thing anticipated for the near future," the Chief Justice said. S18-72 deals with the creation of a new publications board. "We will continue establishing procedure and policy and will continue to be active," Chief Justice Smith said. fry .. Dr. Lester A. Kirdendall will discuss "The New Sexual Revolution" in a free convocation tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Sexual revolution unleashed at WS "The New Sexual Revolution" will be discussed by nationally-known educator, Dr. Lester A. Kirkendall, at a free convocation, Weber State College, tomorrow at 10 a.m: in the Fine Arts Center auditorium. Dr. Kirkendall will be guest of Weber State departments of sociology, psychology and family life, said Daniel L. Martino, WSC director of cultural affairs. A professor of family life education at Oregon State TJniversity, Dr. Kirkendall is a psychologist, behavioral scientist, consultant and author. He is founder of the Sex Education and Information Council of the United States and has achieved international recognition as an authority on family life, sex and marriage, Mr. Martino said. He has published eight full-length books and 18 chapters or treatises in books of special studies. His articles, over 250 in number, have appeared in publications that include learned academic journals, education journals and teachers' publications, the director added. "In the past two decades there have been many social changes in theramework of our moral standards and principles. Dr. Kirkendall explores some of these vital moral questions of our day in a humanist approach. "He deals with subjects of fundamental interest, matters which in other generations were not openly discussed," Mr. Martino said. Available editorships Tomorrow is the last day to turn in applications for the editorships of the Weber State College publications. Signpost, Acorn and Probe are looking for editors for the year 1972-73. The editorships run from spring quarter to the end of winter quarter the following year. For information contact the secretary in the Student Activities Center.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1972-02-22, Vol. 31, No. 34|
|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.|