Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1945-10-171
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SEC. 562 P. L. & K. fL- !-- WEBER C O i. i C E j SLOGAN Yours For The Best Year In School History 1945-46 CALENDAR Friday 11 a.m. AWS Assembly 2 to 3:30 p.m. Girls' Playday VOLUME 9 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1945 No. 2 - Geology, Geogranh v Classes Return From Lengthy Trip To Southern Utah Parks Group Visits Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon Approximately 70 members of Walter R. Buss's geology classes returned late last night from a thousand-mile field trir j to Brycc, Zion and the Grand Canyon. The trip began October 12. The party left early Friday morning and reached Zion National Park, about 375 miles away, in the early evening that same day. The hextyAtay also was spent at Zion where the party broke into groups ot hikers and sightseers. Later the whole group made a hike into the Narrows. Some of the hikers trudged to Hidden Canyon and Angel's Landing. Sunday the party spent the day at Grand Canyon. From the Grand Can-you they went to Bryce, and then back home. Mrs. Alice Braithwaite, dean of women at WC, also went along. Aiding Mr. Buss with lectures was Wealthy Furrington, an aulmna and currently studying toward a master's .degree at Brigham Young university Each member of the party had to take his turn at "KP" and had to sleep in a sleeping bag, but most of them agreed that those Inconveniences did not detract from the pleasure of the trip. Now the students have two days of school work to make up, even though Pres. Henry Aldous Dixon gave his permission for the geology students to be excused from their classes for that time. This is the eighth trip made by Weber geoology students to this area. Because of war conditions the students for the last few years have not been able to go on lengthy field trips. This is the first trip to Bryce, Zion and the Grand Canyon made by Weber students for four years. Nance Bequeaths Records To W C Music Department His classical library of musical records, reported to be extensive and in excellent taste, has been willed to the school by Van Nance, gifted alumnus who died last spring of a heart ailment at his Davis county home. Nance, who was an able musician and writer, participated widely in school musical and journalistic activities over a two-year perod and attended the school just prior to his death. Appreciation for the bequest was expressed in behalf of the music department by Roland Parry, vocal instructor and close friend of the giver. Their daughter's published play. "All This and Alan. Too," has been received by Mr. and Mrs. M. Thatcher Allred. Weber instructors. The one-act drama, written by-Joan Allied, has appeared in the October issue of "Plays". Miss Allred, who graduated from the school last year, is studying journalism at Leland Stanford university, Palo Alto, Cal. Troublesome times were reported during the registration period at Brigham Young university, Provo, by Jean Ann Waterstradt. formerAll-American editor of Signpost. The ex-editor, just of voting age, and a first-year English instructor at the LDS institution, noted that faculty members persisted in attempts to sign her up as a student during the initial days of the fall quarter. "I love both my job and the students," she pointed out. 35 Veterans Attending Classes Here Over 35 veterans of World War II have '.aken advantage of .he GI bill of right;; and arc now attending Weber. Among the veterans is one woman dischargee. Miss Delma Kerbs. In future issues the Signpost will review individually many of these veterans. The present available information on the veterans follows: Raymond Adams, army. Og-den; Arthur Albcrtson, navy, Og-den; Ray Bernard, army; Richard Berry, army; John Bott, army; Doe Brown, army; Ralph Cowen, Stockton, Calif.; Ben Davis, army; Richard Dover, army, Cedar City, Utah; Robert Graham, army, Ogden; Lewis Harding, army, Willard, Utah; Robert Holmes, Ogden; Henry Jensen, army, Ogden; Melvir Johns, navy, Ogden; William Kneybon, army, Clearfield, Utah; William Leatherow, Hooper, Utah; Wilford Leshman, coast guard, Ogden; Max Low-der, navy, Ogden; LaMar Mc-Bride, marines, Ogden; George Martin, army, Ogden; Kieth Midgley, navy, Ogden; Jay Nickols, army, Ogden; Robert. Odenthal, Richmond Hill, New York; Dean Painter, navy, Ogden; Tony Palombi, army, Ogden; Newell Sarnsbury, Clearfield, Utah; Victor Stan, army, Ogden; Robert Thornblad, army, j Ogden: Jay Thackeray, navy, ugaen; uari wmanam, Clearfield, Utah; Leon Wood, marines, Ogden; Miss Delma Kerbes, marines, Ogden. Anderson Selects Ten For Musettes Of Coming School Year Teh girls have been selected by J. Clair Anderson as members of Musettes for 1945-46. This organization, according to Mr. Anderson, is one of the most outstanding musical groups in the school. The Musettes are one of the oldest musical organizations at Weber. They appeared at 123 luncheons, schools, and meetings during 1944-45. Girls selected are: Edna Mae Norda, Pauline Edwards, Jean-ette Draayer, Norma Newcomb, Myrene Greenwell. Beth Lof-gren, Etta Lou Fernelius, Bonnie Burke, Susie Clements, and Ruth Bertagnole. Grant O. Cook New Director Of College LDS Institute Dr. Grant O. Cook is the? new director of the LDS institute, succeeding Royden C. Braithwaite who is n o w a Chaplin in the U. S. Army Dr. Cook was raised on a farm in Tremonton, and graduated from Bear River high school in 1927. He entered the University of Utah in 1927 where he attended for two years before teaching music in Farmington. Syracuse, and Layton for four years. From 1934 to 1936 he filled an LDS mission in New York and Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1939 with a major in music and a minor in mathematics and chemistry. He attended Columbia university from 1939-42 receiving his masters and doctors degrees in music education. He taught in Springfield. Mass-achutcs public schools from 1942 to 1944. After returning to Utah in 1944. he taught band at Bear River high school. He married Hazel Hartvigsen of Logan, in June. 1939, in the Logan temple. Dr. Cook commented on his new assignment. "The students Fossilized Records Rouse Interest Geology students heed Walter R. Buss, instructor, recounting earth's marvels as he fingers diminutive fossil. Group returned Tuesday from five-day tour of south Utah natural wonders. Coed, lower left, imitating "The Thinker" successfully is sure of "A," said Mr. Buss. School Paper Repeats Success With All-American Rating For Sixth Time Since 1940 A consistently All-American record was maintained by the Signpost last year, as evaluated by the judging service of the Associated Collegiate Press, Lujean Putnam, editor, reported. The high award rating which " " arrived last week for the second semester, has been won by the school publication every year that it has been entered for judging except in 1943-44. Revived and established as a semi-monthly publication in 1937-38, the newspaper was edited by Jacob Weese. In 1938-39, Norman Bowen was editor. Though well received by the students and faculty in both years and also by persons on the mailing list, the paper was not entered with any rating bureau. All-American ratings were gained consistently in 1939-40, when J. M Demos was editor; 1940-41, when Ed Anderson held the executive post, and in 1942-43, when Jean Ann Wa-terstradt as editor won the honor in both semesters. In 1943-44, Bonnie Clay, serving as editor most of the year, gained first class honors in spite of a rapidly shifting editorial staff. Weese served throoughout the voomer Grant (). tOte head. Cook, I. 1) S insti- and faculty at Weber college Ill f ei have been most friendly and ' addition to class members act-heinf ,.i t- , ! ing as reporters are: Junior to a most enjoyable scnool year J at the Weber college institute. war wth the marines and married another staff member, Mary Huggins, about a year ago. I Bowen entered the navy and last summer married his society editor, Donna Jenkins. J. M: Demos died of a heart attack in the fall of 1940, in Washington, D. C, where he was pursuing a law course. Ed Anderson is also a member of the navy. His successor, Jean Ann Waterstradt, is employed as an English instructor at Brigham Young university, from which she graduated last year. Lujean Putnam is currently employed downtown. Bonnie Clay attended the Utah State Agricultural college in 1944-45 and this year is reportedly attending school on the west coast. Weese, Anderson, Miss Waterstradt and Miss Putnam were graduates of Ogden high school. Demos of Provo high school, and Miss Clay of Box Elder high school. Bowen was from Davis County high school Advisers to the publication were Mrs. Pearl Allred. last year, Charles Espy and C. M. Nilsson in 1943-44 and Mr. Nils-son prior to that. Two Ogden high school graduates aided materially in establishing the student paper prior to 1937-38, but the publication did not. appear regularly during that perior nor. had it attained its present form. Ihey were t rank Mcyuown, w ho pioneered the way in 1935-36, and Max McEwan. who continued his efforts in 1936-37. The two were close friends. McQuown died in Ogden a few years later after a lingering illness. McEwan is connected with the Weber Floral company. Editors for 1945-46 have not yet heen named on a permanent basis, but the adviser . ported that the present staff shows the necessary ability n maintain the tradition of ex-excellence They also expect to work in sonre improvements Calvin Loveland. photographer for the issue. has indicated considerable know-how, according to the adviser. O'Connor is also experienced and conscientious. Others who have cooperated, in Barnes, editor: Virginia Lee.!" " u,e " "anspoi- feaure page: Iris Kunzler, so- command in India, and Jimmie ciety, and Keith Midgley. sports, i Croft, also of Ogden. Lost Robert Croft, Weherite of '43 '44, is latest war casualty. Sailor is Reported Missing at Sea Robert H. Croft, 19, radarman 3c, U.S.N. , has been missing at sea since September 29, according to word received by his parents. Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Croft, 2525 Madison, from the navy department. Radarman 3c Croft enlisted in August. 1944, and received boot and radar training at San Diego, Cal. He was assigned to a troop transport as radar operator in February. 1945. He participated in the inva- sion of Okinawa and was training to hit the Jap coast when the war ended Mr. and Mrs. Croft received a letter from their son dated September 19, saying he was on a troop transport which was to be made a receiving ship off the Japanese coast, but no further word has been received. He is a graduate of Ogden high school and attended Weber college. He is a priest in the L. D. S. Fifth ward. Awaiting further word, in addition to his parents, are the following brothers and sisters: Lieut, ijg) A R. Croft. Jr.. U. S. N.. Pensacola. Fla : Mrs. E. J. Storey. Ogden. whose husband Official Announces Weber To Display Modern Campus During Next Year Social Worker Embarks On Postwar Task Renewing old times around the campus has been David R. Trevitbick, instructor here for several years prior to his appointment as chairman of the state public welfare commission. For a year and a, half he has been with U N R R A in Europe and Greece. The distinguished alumnus will terminate a 30-day leave Saturday and join a special fact finding committee, assigned to determine the extent and character of the dis placed persons assignment in approximately half the world, if one judges by population numbers. A special car will transport the five or six-man group to the coast, where they will go by plane to a pre-ar ranged point in the Pacific, prior to entering systematically upon their huge task. The compilation of - statistics relating to the number and location of displaced persons in various far east countries will be a chief aim, according to Mr. Trevithick, who is one of two Americans on the committee. The other American is Pierce Williams, former aid 1o ffarri Hopkins In federal relief admin istration, who will act as chairman of the group. A second purpose will be to interview allied military commanders and also governmental leaders of the countries involved so as to determine the kind and extent of the help they require in handling displaced persons. Upon completion of the investigation, the committee will not doubt make recommendations to the V N R R A council, Mr. Trevithick indicated. China, India, Japan Australia, the Malay states, Netherlands East Indies and the Philippines are among the countries whose problems the official expects to review. On leave as chairman of the Utah s'tate public welfare commission, Mr. Trevithick was an English teacher prior to accepting the state post in 1941. He went overseas to Europe in 1943 and served eight months in Belgium as director of countrj operations for displaced persons and also as liaison officer between U N R R A and supremo headquarters, allied expeditionary force, in that coountry. Another eight months was spent in other west European countries and Greece. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Trevithick. reside at 1319 E. 5th South, Salt Lake City. and his wife, Marion Covey Trevithick, and twin children. Dale and Brent, at 455 - 21st St.. Ogden. Revised Constitution Featured In Forthcoming Publication Feature of the Student II now. is the revised student 1 Susie ( Icnicnts, editor. Government of undergraduate 'affairs, subject to systematized ! meshing ' with faculty advisers, numerous committees, and Ihe i omnipotent board of control, is put through its assigned paces 'in the revision. M. L. Stevenson, 'dean of the school, shared 'he I responsibility of the revision with student officers. Other material included is the ! calendar of 1he yearly events. I information of faculty and stu- dent officials, and activities such ing & Lithographing company, as publications, debate, speech. I it is expected to total 6(1 pages drama, music, intramurals and and measure three by four and athletics. lone-half inches. 9 Chief object of the booklet is Besides the editor, staff mem-to record for ready reference the j hers are, Ruth Bertagnole and names and addresses and phone j Edna Miles, associate editors: numbers of all members of the ' Gloria Parry, art editor, and school, students and faculty. Marian T. Read, adviser. Increased Enrollment. Educational Demands Require Housing, Campus and plant expansion, which has progressed during tho war ycar.-.wilj continue at a greater rate now hostilities arc oyer, accoding to present plans, reports Wallace I). Bad-dlcy, superintendent of buildings and grounds. - Good Enough Don E. Jones, active Ogden lugh student, is frosh chairman.OHS Yeii master Becomes Frosh Chairman Pro Ton Named temporary freshman chairman pending election of permanent officers last week was Don E. Jones. Ogden high school graduate of 1945. An outstanding debater, Jones also capered before sports fans I as one of three cheer leaders. Time of the forthcoming elec- I tion appears in doubt. "Nobody j seems to know." offered one au- I thority who preferred to remain anonymous. i Bats Have Radar "Bats have their own special echo radar system." states Dr George O. Hendrickson. Iowa State college, as a result of his study of bats. A bat sends out high pitched cries, and when the tones strike some object, warning signals or eohooeg are reflected back, enabling him to change his course. ndb dv k. promts Hlslilllti' I! (I for any day , according to Pictures of leading persons about the campus will enliven the gray space, Miss Clements asserted. but did not volunteei whether or not such illustration would be accompanied by the unique character of other years known as Wilbur Calcareous Handy, and originated by David Meyers in the similitude of Roddy Kilowatt. Published by the Star Print- Additional Landscaping Improvements Construction ol b u n 1 i n g s, made necessary because of a rapidly increasing postwar enrollment and educational demands of an area that has doubled in size, is dependent upon the allocation of funds, it was pointed out, A special committee, of which Dr. Robert A. Clarke is chairman and Mr. Baddley a member, is studying the problems involved and is also attempting Vo bring together ideas for building plans as they affect certain departments. Later, it is expected, an architect will be employed to sift the various wishes and draw up the finished design. Already improved by a lawn on the corner of 25th st. and Jefferson ave., and a delightful quadrangle in the inner campus, campus development Is to continue apace after housing shortages cease. Homes on the campus block on Mth st. and Jefferson ave., will be removed, and the tennis court north of the Moench building will also be eliminated, with landscaping filling the vacanees, According to Mr. Baddley. Desired- for immediate construction is an administration and library building parallel to the gy mon the southeast corner of the block. Administrative offices now located in gym will be mov?d to the projected edifice. It will also house a greatly expanded library. Dr. Henry Aldous Dixon, president, will occupy the iaaln administrative office, and located nearby will be offices of the treasurer, registrar, deans and of the superintendent of buildings and grounds Heating for the several buildings of the school plant will be arranged by a central heating unit, constructed In connection with the proposed administration and library building, a college laiuiriry will be an additional feature of the unit. Because of the fact that the college is growing in the field of aeronautics, a hanger and instructional building wll be erected at ITnckley municipal airport, it is planned. Approximately $98,000 was expended last spring In securing the additional campus areas represented roughly by about half the 241 h st. block, most of the Jefferson ave. frontage and a third of the 25th St. block An estimated $12,000 will be spent in removing the old homes and beautifying the campus by installing lawn and sprinkling systems. Disposal of the resi-dences, it Is expected, will aid in defraying the over-all expense of filling in holes and related operations. Mr. Baddley said. rinding the drawing up of plans fin the proposed construction, a rough estimate of i nsls totaling 1800,000 has been made. N 'i mod as m orking on the promotion and plans was a special group, comprising in addition to Dr. Clarke and Mr. Baddley. Dr. Dixon. Ralph Gray, chemistry instructor: Harold Handley, school treasurer, and Mrs. Cla-risse H, Hall, registrar. An alumni group is also reported actively interested on theproject.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1945-10-17, Vol. 9, No. 2|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|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 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.|