Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1971-10-191
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tvobor sfafo n r 3 Volume 31, Number 7 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 Tuesday, October 19, 1971 4 Pages 0 ft (o OJ J . Y . r I -'f s By Brent Johns A. ' - , T L-R Dr. Haverty & Dr. Richins display trophy to be awarded in the spring to the group that contributes most to the ecology cause. photo by John Shupe Today the voters in Ogden go to the polls to vote in the primary election. Weber State faculty and students are participating to the largest degree ever in the community elections. There is one faculty member and four full time students running for positions in Ogden City. They are Dr. Merril J. May, Ellen Balliett, Kerry Bate, Russell Stubbles and Terry Williams. Dr. May is a professor in the Psychology Dept. When asked why he was running he replied;" A person has two choices in life, to adjust to things which are imposed on him or to try to change them. I found that I couldn't adjust to the way Ogden City was governed so I am trying to change it." Dr. May feels that for a long time city government has been run by default by non-elected officials. Dr. May supports the idea of a joint community effort in building a special events center. He feels that it will benefit the community far more than the student at Weber for four years and so the community should bear the major financial burden. Ellen Balliett is a sophomore and the only women on the ballot, she is running in Ward No. 3. Ellen's reply to why is a woman running is "Why not a Woman?" Ellen feels that she will appeal to women and the young voters. But she says she is open to new ideas in city government and that she doesn't have an ax to grind. Kerry Bate is a senior in political science and is running for one of the two at-large seats. He feels that there has been a lack of action on social issues especially housing, transportation and racial issues. He feels that city government has failed to deal with the problems of the 20th century. Kerry feels that discrimination in housing is a real problem in Ogden and he feels that students who are very much affected by housing policies need a voice in city government. Russel Stubbles is a speech major running for a council seat in the 2nd ward. He would work to bring Ogden into a more sound environmental state. He proposes the building of bicycle pathways in Ogden and opposes the extension of Skyline Drive. He feels that apathy will be a major factor in the election. Terry Williams is a senior in political science running for the 1st ward council seat. He says, "I equate rational dissent with progress and I don't believe that the present Ogden City Council is geared to initiate this concept of dissent. I won't compromise under intimidation."This is the first local election enabling 18-20 year olds to vote. icology trophy By Tim Carver A traveling trophy 'will be going up for grabs with the arrival of the 2nd Annual Environmental Improvement Campaign. With Blue Key taking honors last year, the Ronald B. Jensen Award will be given again this year to the group making the greatest contribution to the environment. In a recent interview, Dr. David S. Havertz, Associate Professor of Zoology, felt that there were too many people merely "debating." "The Boy Scouts are doing better than we are. We're hoping this campaign will get people not only emotionally, but physicallyinvolved." "There's too much talk. It's alot easier to talk about it, than it is to bend over and pick up a gum wrapper." "Most campaigns last for a week and die. Let's start small and keep it going." "It's not going to be easy to clean-up things that took years to pollute. It's no overnight thing." But what nobody seems to realize is that it can be fun." The Science Center and the Signpost are the sponsors of the campaign and are hoping that it will get people working on their "ecosystem" and end the talking. The problem being that there are a greater number of jaws working than there are elbows. Anyone can enter in the campaign and competition is highlyencouraged. Look at the problems in this area and tackle them. Start with our own campus. Plant shrubs, pass out litter-bags or run a litter-campaign. Anything. But get INVOLVED! J udging will be based on : the significance the project has to the local environment and it's self-generating nature; the number and the effort involved; observable results; and if the results are long or short Judging will be handled by the different departments of the Science Center and also by the Signpost. Blue Key's sandblasting of rocks in Ogden Canyon heralded the award last year. The traveling trophy will be retired to any group winning it three times. It can be seen in the trophy case in the Union Building across from the Barber Shop. prr f ' L-R Terry Williams, Kerry Bates, Ellen Balliett, Russell Stubbles and Dr. Merrill J. May are condidates in today's primary election. All are from the Weber State College campuscommunity. Moon man to appear tomorrow at Weber Slides and motionpictures taken during the Apollo 15 Moon Mission will be shown by astronaut Col. James B. Irwin during a visit to Weber State College Oct. 20. The official astronaut's party will arrive in a helicopter on the lower lawns at Weber State at 11:45 a.m. In the 'copter with astronaut Irwin will be Milton L. Weilen-mann, representing Gov. Calvin L. Rampton, and Mrs. Weilen-mann; Bill Der Bing, astronaut protocol officer from the Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, and Gil Moore, general manager of Thiokol Chemical Corp. Col. Irwin will address members of area Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions and Exchange clubs at a 12:15 noon luncheon in the Union Ballroom. At about 1:30 p.m., he will make his principal appearance before students in the Fine Arts auditorium. "Astronaut Irwin's lecture on the moon exploration in the Fine Arts Center will be primarily for college students and faculty although the general public is invited to attend," said Dean W. Hurst, director of WSC college relations. The lecture will be of a scientific nature, illustrated with pictures taken by the astronauts during the Apollo 15 landing, which was the most extensive exploration of the moon to date. Service club members planning to attend the luncheon along with area residents are urged to enter campus at 41st and Harrison and then park on the graveled lot north of the 12-story dormitory. All other parking will likely be taken by student vehicles at that time of day. Earlier in the day, the helicopter will take the astronaut and his party to the Urban Job Corps Center at Clearfield, at 8:45 a.m., and to the Box Elder High School Col. Irwin will give an illustrated talk at both stops, Mr. Hurst said. The party returns to Hill AFB in the helicopter after leaving Weber State at 2:30 p.m., according to the schedule. Sports Ed. needed Signpost is looking for a sports editor. Interested men or women please contact the Signpost office for details and application. The position requires a knowledge of sports an eagerness to work and a desire to learn, desire to learn.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1971-10-19, Vol. 31, No. 7|
|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.|