Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1971-10-011
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ivobor state n r 3 Volume 31, Number 2 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 . Friday, October 1, 1971 0) J Married siudenf housing fire and safety hazards Ombudsman concludes By Jeannie Young & Rachael Crary "Married student housing has become a problem," according to Brad Post, Ombudsman Committee chairman. The alleged problem stems from a complaint by John McElhannon, who charges that on campus married student housing is a fire hazard. Mr. McElhannon, a full time student at Weber State who recently moved into the on-campus married student housing, reported to the Ombudsman committee that he had put out two grass fires during the summer. Mr. McElhannon reportedly made requests to Wallace Baddley, Supt. of Buildings and Grounds, Officer William Carver, Campus Security and Ogden City Fire Department for permission to have the tall flammable grass removed. No response was received of this request, according to Brad Post. According to Mr. Baddley, the request was acknowledged, however some of the tenants had gardens that didn't want distrubed, which removal of the weeds might have caused. Mr. McElhannon then reportedly contacted Ombudsman committee. Ombudsman chairman, Brad Post, with committee members Randy Mai an and Heidi Mueller conducted a survey of the 11 families now living in on campus married student housing. The survey asked about fire and safety hazards and security services, etc. Of those surveyed, four of the 11 residents had housing complaints. Mr. Baddley said he has always tried to answer the needs of those tenants, and that if he is aware of the problems he takes action to correct those problems. According to the Ombudsman housing report, some of those complaints were: 1. inability to get Security services at night 2. inadequate heating 3. faulty wiring 4. insect problems 5. broken porches - - 6. rotting floorboards 7. gas leakage 8. tall grass and weeds Janet Folster, of 4011 Tyler No. 1 said "there are problems wherever you rent, but the good here outweighs the bad. The convenience, the closeness to the campus, the economy of the housing are hard to beat. You get a lot for what you're paying." At the completion of the 30 page report compiled by the Ombudsman Committee, two of the tenants reportedly asked that their names be removed from the survey. They claimed, according Brad Post, that "the investigation of Ombudsman would move Baddley to tear down the apartment." Mr. Baddley reportedly received a petition signed by all but one of the tenants of the on-campus married student housing. The petition is reported to say that the tenants are happy with their housing situations and wish to thank Mr. Baddley for his help. On September 7, 1971, the Ogden City Fire Marshal investigated the housing complex, according to Brad Post, and did agree the weeds presented a fire hazard and issued to the Ombudsman committee a complaint, number 1482. I. TV Brad Post commented on the situation by saying "I feel that it's a sad situation when school administrators neglect adequate safety standards for years and years." .&" -t , i concerning tne same " - - " situation Mr. Baddley commented that for years i the housing complex has -s . .... J been his responsibility and An overview of the on-campus married student housing in tnat time ne nas shows the housing complex, whose fire and safety hazards received numerous words are being discussed by Ombudsman and Administrative of gratitude and thanks Safety Committees. photo by Tom Stagg from the tenants. "Trash tonight-live - on stage Tonight, at 8 p.m. the Fine Arts Auditorium stage will be transformed into a vaudeville palace, as the cast from "Trash of the Thirties" performs live the acts that made vaudeville... and killed it, a satirical extravaganza from the thirties. "Trash of the Thirties" a hilarious spoof of the worst of the vaudeville troups and features the very trashiest "B" flicks of the thirties, said Larry Turner, one of ths student chairmen of the affair. The comedy concert features some of the leading comedy character entertainers in the country today in the only nationally touring show of its type, Mr. Turner said. Master of ceremonies for the show is Dick Orkin, known to radio listeners as the white-winged warrior, "Chackenman." "We usually have our first concert later in the quarter, but decided to get students involved with activities right from the start this year," he said. This is the kind of entertainment to relax at, designed to bury the week's frustrations in campy comedy, loads of laughs, and audience participation. "There has been some misunderstanding on campus as to exactly what "Trash of the Thirties' is," says Aspie Kontgas, I r T . LA 1 Mr. RaMonde LaRue, a slick smoothie with a romantic voice, is master of ceremonies tonite at "Trash". another chairman of the event. "It's not a movie or a rock band. It's live on stage entertainment, the kind of concert you'd go to if you just wanted to sit there with your hands folded ' and your 'polite smile' on. "Trash" is a let down, get involved, laugh out loud kind of thing." "Trash of the Thirties" is also open to anyone in the community. Cost is $1.50 for general admission and $1 for students, faculty and staff. Tickets are on sale now at the union main desk, or at the door tonight at the performance. Civilisation tickets going fast 1 4 " -kr. n " jf - u .,S: - rjll v X. 'X :vX"K 6 Tickets for Civilisation, a series of thirteen 52-minute color films, a personal view of the ideas and events of the last sixteen hundred years in the history of Western man, are going fast according to Daniel Martino, Fine Arts Director. Season tickets may be ordered by mail, telephone or in person at the Fine Arts Center Box Office today and Oct. 4 - 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1971-10-01, Vol. 31, No. 2|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|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.|