|Paper||Westminster College Student Newspapers|
|Rights||No Copyright - United States (NoC-US)|
|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Westminster College Student Newspapers|
Tuesday, October Westminster PARSON the United States unwed mothers are increasing two-folUsually the pregnant women have to get married, have the child and give it to an adoption center or else raise the child them In d. Come selves. The couples usually divorce and the child takes the brunt of the unhappiness. Abortion can relieve this situation. Abortion can be used for young females that are involved in criminal rape. Abortion can be used for mothers who have too many children "had-to-get-marri- ed we . Westminster College has been held down too long by a lack of unity in its curriculum and a lack of enthusiasm for its mascot. The main objection has come from people who feel that we j i would be Note: Stanley C. Clark, a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in India, graduated in 1965 from Westminster College, where he majored in Psychology and was president of the student boyd. Below, he writes of an Indian funeral celebration attended by both rich and poor.) By Stanley C. Clark Sunday, August 14, began early by climbing into my paijama (loose fitting pants) and my kur-t(loose fitting shirt) and trekking half a mile et to catch the 5:30 bus to ha long-sleev- ed Pan-chay- Samithis village, Her husbands father had died days before, and it is customary to hold a celebration about this time. The celebration is the remnant of the old custom of the wealthy providing fringe benefits for the poorer classes who work for them. The bus trip is 18 miles and a bumpy hour and a half. We passed acres of dry farming land which had been sown following the deceptive showers of June and There was enough rain July. then to encourage a gamble and about 70 per cent of the land was cultivated. Since then there have been only a couple of light rains. This is the week which spells rain or failure for a second year in a row. 14 arrived and were immediately ushered into the mess hall. It was a temporary structure of wood frame and a palm branch siding. These inexpensive structures are commonly used for feasts and celebrations. Inside were eight rows the length of the hall consisting of a straw mat with a banana leaf and a cup of water set at two foot intervals. Onto this was placed a pile of uppuma, something in texture like Cream o We Wheat and usually made of wheat, but this time of rice. Chilis, onions, and pulses are mixed with it. We dug in with our usual eating utensil, the right hand. Indians eat terribly fast, so I, as usual, was the last one of the group to finish. My right and left hand table mates waited until I finished. We all left and another wave of people swept in, as would two or three more groups. We filed out to the huge flat bottomed kettle which was filled with water for cleaning our utensil. The water is dipped from a chimbo and poured over the hand, when clean, we grab a handful and swish the mouth out. The kettle is normally used to boil raw sugar cane juice to produce jaggery (like a rich brown We then commenced sugar). (CLARK, Pg. 4, CoL 4) j? nges. Tradition has held Westminster back too many times and too often. Every school event, publica- tion, and organization on cam- pus has a name, but cone of these names are related in any way. The school has no central theme. One of our faculty members, Mr. Jay Lees, made a fine suggestion relating to an old English theme. By using such a theme the possibilities are unlimited. SGAC has appointed a committee to investigate these possibilities and present them to the student body, administration, board of trustees, and the alumni for possible action and approval. The controversy over a change of the mascot is once again boiling up, but this time with great enthusiasm and a central purpose. This idea is nothing new to this campus since it has beenbrought up so many times in the past years, but without success due to lack of organization. Many feel the name Parson is outdated and does not truly represent the school or its students. This theme portrays the picture of a small religious school populated by theology students. At one time this was probably true, but no longer. Westminster is now a fully acr edited liberal arts college with a growing student body and a growing curriculum. Many suggestions for a new mascot have been received by the SGAC appointed committee including: Royals, Warlords, the Purple Tide (thank you, George Ligeros), and Crusaders. The list includes as least a dozen more names that wiU all be presented to the students for consideration. The school is coming alive this year with new ideas and a new realization of Westminster Colleges potential within the community and the state. We need a change from past to present and from tradition to reality. Let this year be one of progress, not stagnation. j We come across many inconsistencies in the world of today and a major one concerns the right of pollution. If our govern- issue of Post Magazine, an , article on pollution states the following statistic: An average of 40 tons of sooty particles falls on each square mile of the city of Chicago every month. But the problem is two fold. one small area, if our governThe other half is the water ment is for the people, why In Utah, the Water pollution. isnt it? is more important because of it's In this case, most levals of scarcity. The open hot sulfur government seems to be for the in North Salt Lake springs, powerful. Individual citizens are and Doctormans meat packers, limited by law, especially city in southern Salt Lake both pouring ordinances, as to what they can their wastes directly into small do to dispose of their refuse and streams with no treatment should waste. be at least, a misdemeanor. If a citizen in this country were Utah should start an initial to throu his garbage out in the a new program of program, street, or the dirt from the the responsibility on placing vacuum cleaner on the sidewalk Since this country ty polluter. he would be subject to a fine and the techthe has knowledge or penalty. Why, then, is a ' to eliminate the harmnology business enterprise free from ful parts of these wastes, and such restrictions, particularly also the Federal government has when its 'in direct conflict with alloted part of the money necesthe public interest? sary, why dont we use this Right now, here in this city knowledge and money. If Utah of Salt Lake, we have many busstarted such a program , govthat distribute their iness' ernment administrators would refuse and waste all over the travel from all over to see city with absolutely no fear of the ways we are fighting air fine or penalty. and water pollution. Its going to cost the people Time will show that the cost money 1 to the taxpayer will be greater The problems in this state we if wait than it would be if are not too big now, but soon . . . we now. Cant we spend acted So now is the time to do someamount now and start a smaller thing about it! For example, if new program, or do we have a we wait until Salt Lake gets to wait until it gets out of to be the size of Chicago, we proportion and we have to wont we able to handle the spend more? In the October 8th problem. is of the people, and it is; if our government is by the people, and it is; then in this ment (Editors g making any cha- - President Working In India For Corp. break-in- tradition by and cannot afford another. It is so unfair for a child to live through hell because his mother or pdrents made an immature mistake. There are situations where abortion can be used, but the individual is one who decides. The child is the most important in any bad situation and takes the brunt of everything. 1 would like to hear from other students on what they think about legalized abortion. Mestminy 1966 (by JIM HAIG) out from behind that megaphone, DawsonI know who you are 18, , . , Middle Line - Parson Right To Be Sovereign. SGAC Should Not Influence News (by MIKE MITCHELL) Every newspaper, whether a newspaper or a local paper, has the right to be sovereign. This right enables the paper to inform without any school Weekly publication of the students of Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah. Advertising rates furnished on request. Editor Assistant Editor Business Manager Sports Editor Staff Writers C. -- Beck Marilyn Pierson J. Earle Norris FH Bill Wharton Mike Larry Williams, Mitchell, Jim Haig, Anne Quigley, James Pollard, Taffy Panek, George Ligeros, Reesa Gygi, Bryan Gray .... Larry Gilson, Rick Thiriot, Rick Taylor Photographers Adviser . Byron Sims outside pressure print. to SGAC's its actions. So far there hasnt been any serious conflict between SGAC and the Parson. But the Pair-s- on Under the SGAC Constitution the student 'em what the Parson is thumb. The paper is directly responsible to SGAC and has to answer to the Student Government Council on Theoretically, under body president makes the appointment of the Parson SGAC Editor. also appropriates ' the funds that the paper functions on. isnt sovereign. In order for the Parson to gain the sovereignty it needs, the editorship should be on a ballot. Then the editor will be responsible to the paper and not an outside group. Since the paper belongs to the student body, the funds can go on being appropriated through the student activity fee. Now that the new Student Body Constitution is ratified, I hope there will be some serious con- sideration on this issue. In order to have an independant paper, there must be an independent editor. In order to have a school paper inform the student body on stimulating policies. The result will be a sovereign paper. A couple of issues back the Parson announced the . debut of the Traveling Assembly as November 5th. Taffey Panek , member of the assembly said due to Homecoming 66 the debut of the assembly will be November 14th.