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The Thunderbird Tuesday, October 25, 1983 Pcuje 3 Williams speaks of liberty, action 1 ! by Nani Lii Staheli With the charisma and intensity which have made him an outstanding educator and popular public speaker, Dr. J.D. Williams presented The Beauty of Freedom, as the fourth Convocations lecture on Thursday at the SUSC Auditorium. Williams has had lifelong involvement with the subject of government and freedom. In 1946 he received a bachelors degree in political science Standford University, and continued his academic achievements at Harvard University with a masters degree in public administration in 1949 and a doctorate in political economy and government in - 1952. However, he has enhanced his career in the social sciences by involving others. Since 1952, he has been teaching political science at the University of Utah, as well as instigating programs to involve students in government. He is presently the founding director of the Bureau of Community Development and the Hinckley Institute of Politics. Williams described a unique view of American freedom through the eyes of foreigners whom he had perceptively observed during his travels in both the United States and in Iron Curtain countries. He stressed that freedom is the only climate worth living in. In the Soviet Union, one just follows the regime. . . It is much more difficult to place perilous liberty over quiet servitude. From their viewpoint that America is their only star of hope, Williams presented a concise analysis of the central pillars of freedom and how to maintain them through personal responsibility. Williams considered freedom of thought the first priority. The wellspring must be inside each of us, he said. Each person must be able to retreat into his own consciousness to make up his own mind. He further explained that we must conserve the J.D. Williams, (left), a political science professor at the University of Utah, speaks with S USCs James Harrison after his Convocation address on The Beauty of Freedom. right to make choices, from everyday matters to issues of international concern. However, the individual right to make decisions leads to a form of insecurity. We need that kind of insecurity. It must go hand in glove in order to really have freedom. Another essential aspect of freedom is equality. We must have it along with liberty .. . . which rejects the idea that rights go to the strong alone. As well as recognizing these fundamental rights, Williams considers it essential that the American people express them to the government. We should use the full thrust of our lung power, he said. It is also important that we become adept at using the Ski resort developers seek Woods Ranch area by Kallie Parkinson Developers of a proposed ski resort in Cedar Canyon have made a formal proposal to SUSC for a land trade an important step in determining whether or not the Engen Mountain Ski Resort will become a reality. President Gerald R. Sherratt announced the proposed land trade to the Southern Utah State College Insititutional Council during its October meeting. The proposal, backed by Richard, Robert and Kevin Clark of Cedar City, lists three alternatives. One alternative would involve the trade of 1,120 acres of livestock range near Miners Peak for 920 SUSC-owneacres located about 10 miles up the canyon above the college cabin. A second option provides that the college would gross seven percent on all lift ticket sales from the land owned by SUSC. The third option calls for SUSC to gain a 10 percent gross if the land is sold for real estate. Sherratt has formed a committee to make a recommendation as to whether or not to accept the proposed land trade. This committee has been put together with great care. The members are not committed one way or another, said Sherratt. Chairman of the committee is Frain O. Pearson, chairman of the communications department. Other committee members include Steve Adams, Ray Cloward, Harold Hiskey, Lana Johnson, Harl Judd, Darrel Matthews, Pauline Nelson, David Nyman, Michael Smith, Chandler Whitelaw, and Mark Wright. Also included on the committee are two SUSC students, David Coles and Brooks Washburn. The first meeting of the committee took place last week, and the committee toured the site of the proposed land trade Saturday. Sherratt says that no time limit has been placed as to when a recommendation should be handed down. d democratic process rather than radical acts when we want to express our views. In this way, he explained that we, as a people, can have full responsibility over our own actions, which is the essense of freedom. It must begin inside and we must express a willingness to defend it, he concluded. No constitution can save it if it isnt in our hearts already. But, inevitably the results of a free society are visible to the discerning eye. Ive seen prisoners but also free men and women and they are a joy forever. Next weeks Convocation guest will be classical flamenco guitarist Sarita Heredia. See story on page 9. Forensics squads chalk up wins Southern Utah State College freshmen led the colleges forensic squad to victory recently at Cal Poly Pomona in a tournament attended by 22 other colleges and universities. At the same time SUSC Forensic Director M.L. Smith and individual events coach Sage Platt accompanied some 25 squad members to California, debate coach John DeBross took three senior National Debate Topic teams to a tournament in Emporia, Kansas. Scott Price and Mark N. Tone broke into the in Emporia, finishing competition with record. Price finished 10th overall in speaker a points at the tournament attended by Harvard, Georgetown and other forensic powers. Mike Chidester finished seventh in overall speaker points. Chidester and Vince Meldrum and a second team of Kelly Harman and Kent Tasso didnt break into the final rounds. octa-fina- 3 Freshman Sonya Smith led the way in SUSCs contest sweep at Pomon by earning three national qualifiers in senior individual events contests and taking second place, with her debate partner Garn LeBaron, in junior NDT. Smith finished competition ranked second in junior NDT speaker points. She finished third in extemporaneous speaking and oral interpretation and fourth in persuasive speaking, all qualifying rounds for national individual events competition. Ron Messerly, another freshman, finished junior NDT ranked fourth in speaker points. Other SUSC wins were made in the area of CEDA debate. No students entered senior NDT contests because of the tournament in Emporia. Freshman Diana Ready and sophomore Gary Olds finished in second place in junior CEDA. Olds was ranked first in overall speaker points, Ready fifth. Doug Maxwell was ranked fourth in junior division speaker points, while Marie Chanley finished second in overall speaker points in the senior CEDA division. Army ROTC may be returning to SUSC Army ROTC has been absent from the SUSC campus for quite some time, but it looks like the program may be returning. Two weeks ago Michael D. Richards, assistant to rhe president, contacted Lt. Col. James Hayes, ptofessor of military science at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, about the prospect of a possible ROTC detachment. It. the request, Richards asked Hayes to considei sponsoring an extension detachment here at SUSC. Hayes forwarded the request to Ft. Lewis, Wash., the regional center for ROTC. He also indicated that he and officers from Ft. Lewis will visit the campus to evaluate the need and desire for such a detachment. We think the program offers several advantages, said Richards. It would bolster our financial aid program with scholarships. There are some very attractive amounts for students to use. He said that he feels that Army ROTC is an option that students should have and that commitment to the program after graduation isnt C too demanding. Students who are interested in the program particularly the scholarship money available for student use are asked to contact Richards.