Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-01-151
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t - Snack bar prices up 22 per cent at WSC "We're losing about $2600 every month," said Paul Gansen, director of Food Services. Ganson stated that the cafeteria has been losing money and this is the reason for the new hike in prices. "I'm the last one in the world who wants to raise prices," said Gansen, "students want to know how come I am raising price but the truth of the matter is, is that prices have increased 22 per cent just this year and we haven't received any more money to' operate on, so we have to begin somewhere." October budget "I'm just receiving the budget that I asked for last October and prices keep rising all the time. People want to know in advance about what prices will be next September, I have no idea ! I don't have any idea about where to begin to quote prices that far in advance," Gansen said in the past week hamburger has increased 12 cents a pound. "The increase on meat has gone up two cents a pound just because of the gasoline shortage."The other problem is availability. "I don't know what the real shortages in the U.S. are. I don't know that the gasoline shortage isn't a hoax for petroleum industries who want to wait and sell fuel at a higher price, what I do know is that there is a shortage in the food industry in some areas." Gansen mentioned that shortages were present for vegetables and fruits. Explaining further, the director of good services, mentioned that the reason fruits and vegetables went up was because their supplier left everything go to waste during the migrant workers strike. "In the dairy industry, less and less farmers are milking cows and churning their milk into butter because they can make more money growing wheat, or corn or soybeans," he said. Ganson stated that in buying vegetables and fruits by the case their prices usually fluxuate about sixty cents throughout the year, but that this year prices have fluctuated two and three dollars on the case. Good old days "I can see their point said Ganson, "but the problem is that prices are going up everywhere and no one is getting a raise in pay. Pretty soon said Ganson, we're going to be reflecting back to the good old days when meat was 49 cents a pound, bread was four loaves for a dollar and tuna could be bought for the price of four cans for a dollar. Ganson also stated that pretty soon the American public might be headed toward recession, (having money and not being able to purchase anything.) Prices have gone up on many items in the cafeteria, snack bar, and Skyroom because of the current rate of inflation. Luncheon in the cafeteria has gone from $1.25 to $1.35. Prices in the sky room vary but the in- 1 crease has not surpassed 25 cents. HUMS . . . fv , -i RISING FOOD PRICES does not appear to have affected students enough to keep them out of the snack bar. Prices have risen on campus to keep up with increasing costs to the food service. Havighurst begins winter convocation series Dr. Robert J. Havighurst, professor of education and human development at the University of Chicago, will kick off the winter convocation series at Weber State College this Thursday. Havighurst will discuss the topic "What is Right with American Education?" at noon in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Havighurst's appearance on campus is in conjunction with the dedication of the Education building which was completed last quarter. In other events on campus, Havighurst will be the principle speaker at a 3 p.m. seminar in room 104 of the Education building. The topic there will be "Current Educational Issues." At7:30 p.m. he will give a special public lecture in the FAC Auditorium entitled "Educational Values in an Af- V - ; ." ; Dr. Robert J. Havighurst fluent Society." Degrees Havighurst was reared in Illinois and attended college in Ohio, where he took his A.B degree at Ohio Wesleyan University and his Ph.D. (in chemistry) at Ohio State University. He did research work in chemistry and physics for several years and taught these subjects at Miami University in Ohio and the University of Wisconsin. Becoming interested in problems of education, he changed his field of work to that of education, and taught at Ohio State University and the University of Chicago, where he has been professor of Education and Human Development since 1941. Havighurst has published articles dealing with education and human development in such magazines as Phi Delta Kappan, Nations Schools, and Viewpoints. Several books He has also published several .books which include, Older People, Educating Gifted Children, The Education of American Indians, and 400 Losers: Delinquent Boys in High School. Six other convocations will be presented this quarter. Some of the special guests scheduled to appear are Billy Friedkin who will appear on Jan. 24 and discuss film-making. Utah's own Reperatory Dance Theatre will be featured at the Jan. 31 convocation.Humorist Mort Sahl will appear in late February and former president of San Francisco State University, Dr. S. I. Hayakawa will proceed him in earlier that month. Indian culture The American Indian culture will be discussed on Feb. 14 by Dr. Banerjee Manheim. Students may receive credit for attending these convocations by registering for Communications 104. Dr. Daniel L. Martino, fine arts center director, noted that there had been a substantial in crease this quarter for this special convocation class. Faculty and students are in-vitred and encouraged to attend these special Thursday noonconvocations. 'Clown' seeks to end Daylight Savings Time by Lidia Wasowicz UPI Staff Writer A Salt Lake City man with several hundred children is gathering signatures on a petition against Daylight Savings Time because he is "bananas about kids." Les Johnson, or "Bananas the Clownas" as he is affectionatly known to his many young admirers, began his battle against the time change Thursday afternoon in front of Penny's Department Store on main street, armed with petitions, pens and notes on the hazards of Daylight Savings Time to children. Present petitions He planned to hold his ground until Sunday, at which time he hoped to have gathered one-thousand signatures. He will then present the petitions to Gov. Calvin Rampton, state legislators and maybe President Richard Nixon, although says, "I think he'll be uncaring." Democrat Rampton and Attorney General Vernon Romney, the state's top republican official, both declared Thursday their opposition to Daylight Savings Times in Utah. With 140 signatures filling the first page and one half of his petition, Johnson enthusiastically pledged to fight to the end. "I've got to see this thing through. I'm a professional clown, but that's not the reason for doing this. I'm doing this because I'm bananas about kids." Six years He has spent six vears as a volunteer in a children's hospital and works as a Big Brother Coordinator for the Division of Family Services. In his words, "I am not married, but I have hundreds of small friends who write to me and call me." Johnson cited the dark morning hours during which children go to school as one of the dangers to youngsters created by Daylight Savings Time. "Walking the streets during the dark pre-dawn hours causes a hazardous potential of auto pedestrian collisions. Already reports are coming in of children being struck by vehicles while on the way to school." He says Daylight Savings Time during the winter opens doors to robbery and rape and does not do much for conserving energy in Utah. Driving children "Already some parents are driving their children to school when normally they do not, which will minimize the decrease in energy consumption which is the alleged reason for the extension of Daylight Savings Time. The Clowns of America member noted most of the signatures of his petition came from mothers of school children and young women. He has three mothers helping him publicize his petition and hopes to gain supporters in the next couple of days. "I appreciate all the help, and I certainly don't mind doing this for the kids. I paid a few bucks for the petitions and all I'll really need to get now are some cold capsules."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-01-15, Vol. 33, No. 23|
|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.|