Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-02-271
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1 ,11-1 i r .I . i carver aerenas orug by aspy kontgas staff writer "We're more interested in getting the pushers than the users," said William Carver, chief of the Weber State College Security Police, about the recent narcotics crackdown at the WSC Residence Halls. NORTH POLAR regions, another of the WSC cinema series films, conies to the college tonight at 8 p.m. in the FAC Auditorium. Floyd 'north polar regions' adventure film starts "Life and Land of the North Polar Regions" by Floyd Wilson will be presented tonight at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium as a part of the Cinema Series Films. Wilson, who is a world traveler, lecturer and photographer, spent approximately five years in the arctic regions researching and studying the area. Biological, geological and historical facts recorded in "Life and Land of the North Polar Regions" will help correct many misconceptions of the polar regions, according to a film spokesman. Wilson has spent his life as a trapper, mountain guide, big game guide and outfitter, and as a hunter. For his skill, Wilson was selected by the United States Army as "one of the first six mountain climbing instructors in its history", according to his spokesman. Wilson also helped pioneer the United States-Canadian Weather Stations. These stations were forerunners in establishing the polar area as the cross-roads of the World. He has also been associated So far this year, seven adults and three juveniles have been arrested on drug charges in or near Promontory Towers. Of those arrested, two were residents of Promontory, three were students, but not residents, one was a non-resident and non-student, and one was a resident with the American Geographical Society and the Arctic Institute of North America. "We've been trying to get him (Wilson) for a couple of years," attorney general discusses federal, utah legal problems by beverly gagnier staff writer "Supreme Court decision have pretty much kissed off the separation of powers in federal government," stated Utah's Attorney General at Weber State College last week. Approximately 100 students from history and political science classes heard Vernon Romney discuss cases concerning the jurisdiction of state courts versus federal courts. Regarding a Supreme Court decision on ownership of the Great Salt Lake, Romeny said, "Although I cannot understand why this erstwhile cesspool has so enamoured itself to the people of Utah, its estimated 50-90 billion but non-student (he was supposed to register for school but never did.) The adults were arrested on felony charges for sale of a narcotic or a controlled substane. Their arraignments and preliminary hearings areupcoming. Wilson is the producer and is a noted lecturer, guide and'photographer. commented Mary Lou Lindquist who schedules the Cinema Series. "He's one of the top cinematrographers in the world." dollars worth of mineral rights made it very desirable to the federal government. Ruling in the case was based on the navigability of the Great Salt Lake at the time Utah was admitted to the Union. If the court ruled that the lake was navigable at the time, Utah could claim ownership. Many of Utah's older residents called Romney's office to offer their testimony as proof that the Lake had been navigable. The case, still not completely settled, was one of the few original cases presented to the court last year. He also discussed several other cases: Several years ago some University of Wyoming basket orre If convicted, they face one of two possibilities: 1) Probation of jail sentence, or 2) A fine or jail sentence or both. The three juveniles have been referred to Juvenile Court Authorities on charges of possession. As for the students, Carver said - -r tonight Tickets may be purchased at the FAC box Office beginning at 7:15 this evening. Ticket prices are: students with I.D. 75 cents, children $1 and adults $1.50. ball players attempted to wear black armbands for' the Wyoming-BYU game to protest the religious policies of the Mormon church. Their coach refused to allow such an action and the players refused to play without the bands, consequently the players were barred from participation in that University's basketball program. The players sued basing their case on the First Amendment which guarantees freedom of speech. Wyoming asked Utah to help draw up the trial brief and they argued against the case on the basis that UW, a state funded school, was a representative of (continued on page 5) sre that "As soon as court action is taken, they will be handled here at the school by the Standards Committee." Questioned about undercover agents being planted in the dorms, Karl G. Wood, Housing Director, said he didn't know, "I have rumors that they are in, but I don't know." Asked how the arrests were made, Carver said "How do you think?" He went on to say that the students were warned at the first of the vear about how he would "catch them". Naturally he said, he didn't say who they would be, but that informers would be used. He further explained that the actual arrests would be and have been made by bonafide policemen of the Ogden City Police force. As for narcotics undercover agents and using them, he said "There is nothing illegal about it as long as the agent does not use entrappment." He noted entrappment is an agent arranging for someone to buy some form of drug. The agent says he needs it desperately and that he knows that a particular individual sells it. He has the person make the buy while he waits outside. When this individual returns with the drug, he arrests him for selling. Carver stressed the fact that to arrange a sale is a felony, "You are just as guilty but you're not reaping the financial benefits." He added that if one says an item is an illegal drug and sells it as such, even though it is not an illegal item, he can be arrested for sale of a narcotic or controlled substance. He cited an example of a person who was selling pipe tobacco as marijuana. "We could solve our general drug problem in a hurry if the public would help," Carver stated, "but we just can't get any cooperation." He went on to say that "We become the bad guys because we arrest the drug pushers. " When compared to last year, the situation is about the same. He does see a decline in overall drug usage even though there has been an increase in the use of marijuana. Kay Evans, the Residence Halls counselor this year, agrees with Carver's projection that drug usage is on a decline. She says that she sees on the average two students a week who are seeking, help for their drug problems, but, she is not talking about marijuana users. In fact, she has "never had anyone come in for help to quit smoking pot." "Getting in with a crowd, or to . be 'somebody'," Ms. Evans says are the major reasons why people turn to drugs. "I've never had someone tell me it was because they like it (excluding marijuana)." Both she and Carver agree that the number one drug problem is not illegal drugs but alcohol.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-02-27, Vol. 32, No. 36|
|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.|