Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-04-251
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A chance of showers continuing through today, cooler, temperatures in the low fifties. Clearing on Saturday and Sunday.Weber State College y Bishop returns from "What impressed me the most about China," President Joseph Bishop stated, "are the masses. I can't believe the amount, of people that move to the same drummer drumming." ' "We hardly found anyone that wanted to break the mold," Bishop added. Another thing that greatly impressed me about China was the education system, Bishop continued. He stated that the Chinese are currently in the throes of revolution and that they don't believe in degrees as much as educators in the United States do. "Degrees are out" and competency is not of concern. The important thing is how you are perceived by the system. "The criteria of success is dependent upon how you will support the state. There are many families that are broken up and they don't seem to mind, because they are brought up to serve the state," Bishop stated. Bishop said that he was surprised that the Chinese ignore the areas of Sociology and Psychology, but rather let the state take care of the masses. There exists a great deal of interaction and cooperation IT'S GOOD TO TOUCH AGAIN: President Bishop, his wife and one of their sons hold hands during airport press conference after his return from the Peoples Republic of China (photo by Stephen Matlow ) between the communes, factories and higher education Bishop stated. The sole purpose seems to be helping the people and pure research in the education system isn't nearly as important as is practical experience. He added that four per cent of high school graduates are selected to study in higher education, but this is only after they have been carefully screened. When asked about the practical application of his trip to Weber State College, President Bishop said that he had a lot of ideas and a lot to share with the various administrators. Bishop commented that there is no resistance among the Chinese people and that industry is based upon the people working together cooperatively. The Chinese are way ahead"of the Americans in the medical treatment of their people. Bishop added there they have more centers set up to care for the medical needs of the Chinese people. We were able to see a 76 year old man with a broken hand being operated upon with the use of . acupuncture. The man experienced no pain and in fact ate an apple throughout the length .'A of the operation. Bishop said that a few of the representatives from the United States had been to China several years ago and that China was completely different from the comparisons that they had given us. For example Shanghai had been stereotyped as having a lot of prostitutes, derelicts, and gambling, but now this is not the case. The people we saw were well fed, talked openly, and the' trip seemed realistic. We just went to too many places for it all to be staged, Bishop added. When questioned about his fire-damaged home, Bishop said that he had gone to see it the afternoon of his arrival and had been surprised by the extent of damage. He added that he was going to study the situation thoroughly to determine just what steps were going to be taken. Bishop noted that the response on the part of the people of Ogden had been great, and he wanted to-thank them for the help that they had provided his wife. Many friends had helped his wife in salvaging kitchen articles from the fire and many donations of clothing had come from Ogden citizens. To this he was deeply imid';, -IT f" I.. V J China U it . reo MM; 1 4 1 6 "1 1 PRESIDENT BISHOP GREETS his family at the Salt Lake International Airport after being in China for nearly a month, (photo by JohnShupe) grateful. 0f shoes today." "You may have noticed my His wife, Carolyn sitting beside black shoes with my brown suit, " him, quipped; "Why don't you Bishop stated, "I guess I'm going wait and see if someone wants to to have to buy myself a new pair donate a pair." Tution raise , P- 2 Abortion should it be legalized? P- 4 Is Issues Week w orth $10,000? p. 4 Entertainment p. 6 I 1 tour. r f A V - 4 x'f V W ' .
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-04-25, Vol. 34, No. 47|
|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.|