Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-01-081
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A menc jm : -.A .jeo; ... ' THE TRANQUIL setting of a warm California beach is far removed from the snowy whether which has covered the Wasatch Front region this past week. (Photo byFredBarta) Impeachment on? Nixon UPI Following the firing of Special Watergate Prosecutor Archibald Cox and the subsequent dismissals of the top two officials in the Department of Justice, demands for President Richard Nixon's impeachment overwhelmed the communication channels to Congress and the White House. Operation Candor was the White House answer.Its promise was full disclosure, the President was to reveal everything, not only about Watergate, but about all the associated "horrors" which went on in the name of Nixon's re-election campaign. No choice Top Republicans had gone to the White House and had told the President he had no choice, that his only hope of regaining the confidence of the people was to make full disclosure on everything about Watergate. It wasn't said openly, but there was a clear in- ference that further Republican support of the President hinged on just that. As conceived, Operation Candor had two elements, a political campaign-style counterattack and disclosure of official documents. As carried out, operation candor was considerably more campaign counter-attack than disclosure. One release So far, only one major release of documents has come, the President's income tax returns since he has been in office. An argument can be made that those documents supported the worst reports about the President's tax payments, that he paid very little taxes, using every possible loophole, some that may turn out to be questionable. The other documents furnished by the President, the Watergate tapes and the Dairy industry tape recording, were produced only under an life style changing kills program court order. They were not the voluntary product of Operation Candor. The President did promise through White House spokesmen that transcripts of the Watergate tapes and other original documents would be made public. It is now clear he will do no such thing. Official explanation The official White House explanation is that operation candor was felled by two things, the massive material subpoened by the Senate Watergate Investigating Committee and the playing of the Dairy Industry tape at a party by a lawyer. - No one is inclined to excuse the lawyer for the gross impropriety in playing the tape at a party. But the White House could have made it public voluntarily, as part of a full disclosure policy. There was no secrecy lable attached to that tape. It was produced in a civil suit where the record eventually is made public anyway. The Dairy tape was not to be submitted to a Grand Jury which operates under legal secrecy. Steal thunder There also is nothing to prevent the President from telling his staff to make public every document and tape at the White House which has anything to do with 1972 politics, 1972 political contributions and the Watergate incident. He could steal the thunder of the Senate Watergate Committee by revealing all to the people and letting the people decide on the basis of the documented facts. The White House now says it will not produce transcripts because they are ambiguous and might be misunderstood. Instead there will be a release of selected-so called "White Papers" which the President has personally cleared. That is not full, but selected disclosure. It is the end of Operation Candor. -i. - i " , N , Demand energy by George J. Marder UPI Writer The government is planning some basic changes in the life style of America because of the energy crisis. Some may call it Big Brother, but whatever it's called, for good or bad, it's coming. The reason is simple: whether or not the present shortage was contrived or the result of past mistakes, no longer matters; there is no question that future supplies will not meet demand if demand increases the way it has under the recent American life style. Population increases alone would dictate change in the use of energy. No matter what fresh supplies are developed, they will not be enough for the next generation unless demand is slowed down. Slow down The government will slow down demand two ways; one short-range which already is upon us; the other long-range still in the talking stage. The short-range basically is to do with less. Examples are the lowering of the home and office thermometer so as to use less energy. Doing without outside lighting and cutting the lights on highways are other examples. Using less gasoline for travel is another way of getting along with less. All of these may or may not add up to much of a sacrifice, . depending on the individual, but it means getting along with less. In other words the demand has. been slowed down by reducing a service. The second, long-range way Applications open for Ombudsman Applications are now being accepted for the post of Om- budsman, due to the removal of former Ombudsman Brad Post. Positions are available for committee members also. In order to get the committee functioning again as soon as possible, those interested should fill out an application form immediately, said Ken Lowe, vice president of student services. However the date has not been decided upon as of yet to choose the new members, he continued. The Ombudsman office has been closed since Dec. 5. when Executive Council in a 5-1 vote tied to crisis can be labled the "waste not, want not" plan. It is designed to supply the same service with less use of energy. There are some who believe that the greater savings can be accomplished this way and that America can solve its energy problems by merely using power efficiently. Flourescent lights An example of this: flourescent lighting instead of the present incandescent. The flourescent gives more light per kilowatt of power than the incandescent. It will be used more in the future to provide the same service with less use of energy. Another example: those glass-walled office buildings which have become so popular in recent years. They are considered energy wasters. Major changes in the design of office buildings is one long-range item being considered by the federal energy office. Community heating Community heating unquestionably will be under consideration. Some foreign cities have found that they can heat an entire community from one central source at a tremendous savings in fuel. On the other hand, there may be decentralization of heating homes located where- they can efficiently use solar or wind energy either as basic or as supplemental sources of energy. Another style change sure to come is the shift to smaller cars which will transport people the same distances with less use of fuel. And the energy shortage is sure to give mass transportation the kind of a boost it lacked until now. removed Post and closed the office.The Ombudsman is a student committee set up to aid students in problems they may have on campus, whether the problem is with an organization, club or faculty member. Students who do not know the channels to go through to solve their problems can use the committee's services. Applications may be picked up in the student government center from, studentbody secretary Mary Jelinek any time. Those desiring further information may contact Ken Lowe in the student government offices, ext. 47i.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-01-08, Vol. 33, No. 20|
|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.|