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Hey Perhaps this story should be on the editorial page. It certainly is not a news story, for the subject dates back to time immemorial. But we have received several opinions about date methods on the Weber campus and surely it deserves a lot of consideration. Isn't social life almost as important as studying? We think so. Generally speaking, the co-eds are complaining because the fellows are so slow about dating them. The male members of our college are complaining because they say the gals are mostly taken by far-sighted men who make their home in Ogden and started "operating" long before school started. Now something is SNAFU somewhere. Why don't you students give us some of your opinions regarding this subject? After all, this paper belongs to you too. We would be glad to print material on "Weber Dates." Here is the story of an apparently unhappy young girl. One of our editors wrote the reply. How about writing to the "Forum," and giving us your reaction to these letters. Dear Editor: 1 am writing this as an inquiry from the co-eds of Weber college to the veterans. Would they please reply? What is wrong with Weber college co-eds? Something must be the matter with the majority of us as we are never asked to attend Dixon - Miss Wellin Address Convention Title 'Head Counselor' To Replace 'Dean' "Because of the present trend of times, men and women deans soon will not be known as 'deans,' but Head Councilors," said Miss Welling, Dean of Women at Weber college at the forty-ninth annual convention of the Utah Education association, held Oct. 10, -in Salt Lake City. "Three Utah schools have already adopted this system and it has been found to be very satisfactory," she added. In explaining the system, she pointed out that all activities, other than academic, would be handled by the one person; and would thus eliminate the difficulties arising out of having two deans. President Henry A. Dixon also addressed the conference of 5,000 teachers from Utah. Highlighting the convention was a speech by Dr. T. T. McSwain, professor of education at Northwestern university. He pointed out the urgent need for better understanding of student-teacher problems. "The purpose of education should stimulate youth to' ask questions," Dr. McSwain said. He further explained that if Utah Is to have improved schools, proper attitudes must be in the minds of the teachers. "A child learns only what he takes out of the living of others," he concluded. Music for the convention was furnished by the L. D. S. tabernacle choir under the direction of J. Spencer Cornwell. Frank W. As-per was at the console. Veterans Guidance Center Broadened, Acclaims Anderson Weber college veterans administration may now boast a guidance center which compares favorably to that of any school in the state, it was reported recently by George N. Anderson, director of that office.This center brings the federal authority of the regional office to the campus; thus saving time and money formerly spent for travel. According to Mr. Anderson, advisement cases, which formerly have taken as long as eight weeks, can now probably be handled in half that time. Appearing very enthusiastic about the new office, the director, in praising the co-operation received from the school, said, "Weber college has been bending over backwards to help establish the new office." He also emphasized that considerable gratitude was due Dean Merlon L. Stevenson and Dr. Robert A. Clarke for their efforts. Mr. Anderson recently succeded Dr. Vern F. Larsen, as vocational guidance director. It's Your Party So Don't Stay Home Who The associated students of Weber college. What? A Halloween barn dance. Where? In the college ballroom. When? Tonight, Oct. 29. 1946, at 9:00 p. m. Why? For the enjoyment of the the students of the college. What to Wear? Print dresses, levi's and old clothes. Main Features of the evening. Spook alley and refreshments (cider and doughnuts). Committee in Charge? Larry Williamson. Melba Charlesworth. Ettalue Fernelius, Blake Storey, Bob McAllister, Mary Bingham, and Janice Shupe. chairman. Admission? Fifty (50 cents. Fellas! The Gals Want Dales Thayne Is Head of Soph Class Melvin Thayne is the new president of the sophomore class as a result of the special election, held last week, to fill the vacancy which was created when Jack Critchlow, originally elected to the office entered the armed service. "Mel," as he is commonly called, is a veteran and ran close competition with Jim Blair and John Murphy, also ex-service men who were seeking the office. Since his return to Weber, Mel has been active in school functions. He holds the position of treasurer in his social club, Phoenix, and is also the co-editor of the W. C. handbook. Other officers of the soph class are Carol Spackman, vice president; Marilyn Robinson, secretary, and Kay Randall, historian. Men's Dorm By ROBERT H. ODENTHAL Smoking Privilege Granted Henry Aldous Dixon and the administrative council set a precedent on Oct. 21, at their regular weekly meeting, when they granted to the men of the dormitory the privilege of smoking in their rooms upon the recommendation of the standards committee. Early in the school year, the dor-mites voted strongly in favor of being allowed this privilege. Their plea was presented before ths standards committee by Tom Lawson, the dorm director, and officers of the dormitory; Odenthal, Prucell, and F. Wright. Intramurals Entered At the most recent meeting, held at the dorm, it was decided that the dorm-men would participate in intramurals.. Members of the intramurals committee are Don Breneman and Don Hayden. There are quite a few athletes living at the dorm and their chances of making a good showing are of the best. Type of Organization For the present the organization at 440 24th street, is run along the lines of a social club, having meetings on the first and third Mondays of each month. The groundwork is being laid for entrance into the politics of W. C. Just how strong a force it will prove is difficult to forecast at this time. Committees Decoration of the dorm was left to the whims of Cal Lucy and Don Hayden. The first result of their activity is the presence of a large moose head in the Lounge of "Wildcat Inn." 7' school functions, or go anywhere, for that matter, with a male student.I, for an example, am no movie queen or future Petty model. However, 1 am by no means a candidate for a Zoo. I follow the "Your best friend won't tell you" advertisements faithfully so 1 won't be caught in any of those dragnets to popularity. I dont crack jokes every five minutes or tell witty stories constantly, but at times I can produce a fairly good anecdote. There are plenty of girls on this campus who are just the same. We don't shine in any particular field, but we are pretty good at doing a variety of things. A Dateless Co-ed. Dear Dateless Co-ed: After thoroughly reading your letter several times, I decided, being an eligible vet, to give your letter special attention. You have some fine points and I sincerely hope the subject doesn't stop with this issue of the Signpost. Since arriving at Weber, 1 have had the opportunity to talk with other fellows about the subject of "women" or "date bait," or what have you, as they relate to our leisure hours. There are 800 men in Weber and there are only 500 women. Your statement about "not being invited to school events" sets me, and I am sure others of my sex, back on my heels. For others, like myself, have been having the same trouble, reversed, of course. '- T f , 1 VOLUME 10 1 500 Hear Warren In First Concert Of 46-47 Season Violinist Next; To Appear December 10 The 1946-47 community concert season got underway Wednesday night, Oct. 19, as Leonard Warren, Metropolitan opera baritone, sang before 1500 attentive listeners in the Ogden high school auditorium. Singing such favorites as "Barber of Seville," by Rossini, and "Eri tu," from "The Masked Ball," by Giuseppe Verdi, Mr. Warren was called back for many encores by the appreciative audience. The baritone exhibited a virtuosity and ability which thrilled his listeners. Joseph Sykes, the piano accompanist, played three solos, each was well received. Many agreed the Metropolitan opera star's performance speaks highly for the forthcoming music season. The next musical program scheduled is Dec. 10, when Angel Reyes, the famed violinist, appears here. Freshmen Urged To Join Social Orders Mae Welling, Dean of Women, announced recently that freshmen interested in affiliating with cial club should come to her office sometime on Nov. 4, after the rush season, and state in order of preference which club they would iiKe co join. At this time plnKu anhrwit lioto rtf students they would like to pledge. These lists will be matched up and tne mas mailed .Nov. 8. She Stressed thRt Tlrt hiHc aria given out except those which pass mrougn tne otnce of Dean of Women.At the end of fall quarter, pledges will be checked for elegibility. Students' requirements are a maintained grade C average. If they do not meet this requirement they are ineligible for initiation for a quarter, or until the time they make the grade average. All members of clubs must maintain this average also or they become inactive, and are unable to participate in any club activities for a quarter. The school administration sponsors and maintains social clubs; therefore they stress these requirements.Debaters Practice For Coast Tourney The Weber college debaters are meeting each Monday at 5:00 p. m., to discuss their question in preparation for a tournament in Los Angeles early in December. The object of discussion will be, "Resolved That Labor Should be Given a Direct Share in the Management of Industry," and will be used in the west coast debate. If you are interested in debate, and would like some assistance, go to M-215 on Mondays, 5:00 to 7:00 p. m. Mr. Monson and members of Phi Rho Pi will be glad to help you. Sec. 562 P. L. & R "State Of The jUnion" Selected This Week Pictured above is Student Body President Ernie Bingham and the former Miss Donna Wilkinson. They were married on October 14 in L. D. S. temple, Salt Lake City. Donna attended Weber during spring quarter last year Mastermind Lecture Series Opened By War Correspondent Mass Erika Mann, noted war correspondent, author and playwright, opened the Master Mind Lecture Series last Monday in the auditorium with a convincing analysis of the German situation. She stated that fascism cannot be stamped out in Germany until the western powers and Russia reach agreement.The Nuernburg trials, while setting a precedent for making individuals responsible under law for their part in wars of aggression, certainly did not de-nazify Germany. Thousands of Germans, with identical ideas, but who did not happen to be occupying a governmental position of importance, enjoy complete freedom and are using that freedom to perpetuate the "master race" theories of Rosenberg and Hitler. Miss Mann stated that 80 percent of Germany's war production machine remained intact. Such a situation considered along with the zonal system, whereby different countries pursue dissimilar policies within Germany, does not help the de-nazification process or allow for harmony and the achievement of the goals towards which the United Nations are working. Miss Mann explained, "Germany OGDEN, UTAH, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, is the key to world peace.Un-re-pentant Germany had decided that as long as nothing is settled, nothing is lost; and the possibility of War between the U. S. and Russia feeds the imagination of thousands of Germans who were too deeply indoctrinated in the philosophies of fascism to change by Germany's failure in this war. While not fully explaining just what she meant. Miss Mann stated that "revolution in Germany cannot be brought about from Heaven or from without". By this she seemed to mean that occupation forces and other rather unco-ordinated efforts could not change the German people from fascistic to democratic.The only way dominant philosophy in Germany can be changed from fascism to liberalism is through an intellectual awakening or realization within Germany itself, she asserted. "And this," she pointed out very strongly, "is not possible while the eastern and western powers are busy mistrusting and disagreeing with one another." Mutual agreement is a mutual responsibility but as far as the United States is concerned, one of our weaknesses is placing too serious an interpretation on the smaller differences which have arisen between us and Russia. Perhaps the main trouble is getting introduced. After all, a fella can't walk up to a good-looking blonde, standing in front of the gym, and say, "I'll pick you up at 8:00 o'clock tonight." No, we aren't bashful. (Are we fellas!) But, after all! Some promoter of "Love on the campus" might suggest wearing name tags for a week. Or mabe "Eligible" lists of male and female students could be furnished; complete with descriptions and the vital statistics (phone numbers, that is). And then we could have "open" week. That is, any woman on the campus who is asked by a male student must date him. Naturally, gals who are going steady and married women and men would be omitted from this plan. All a, fella would have to do is walk up to a nice looking gal, get her attention and say, Sunday night at 7:30 O. K.? Now where do you live and what is your name?" As these ideas are the height of fantastical day dreams, they will never materialize, except in Shangrila, (How do you spell that, anyway?) and there they are not needed as time isn't important. Therefore, you poor suffering females, who never "Step out," except with a member of your sex, (disgusting, isn't it?) will have to sit back and wait for . . . well, you know. Editor. P. S. The Weber Men's dormitory phone number is 2-0447. We have nearly 40 eligible bachelors. 1946 First Community Theater Play Set November 14, 15, 16 G-Items By EDGAR DENNY Introduced in our last issue, this column again brings you news for veterans from the vets office. With a large per cent of the student enrollment made up of veterans, it is considered essential to devote a column to the publication of information pertinent to the former servicemen. Although the veterans office is the focal point for such news, it is to be understood that any material from student sources will, if considered current, be used. If you have something on your mind, see me in the Signpost office, room 402 in the Moench building. Guidance Center A guidance center has been established which will be able to cope with a large part of the problems incident to vocational advisement. With George N. Anderson as director, this office promises a more prompt and less detailed approach to the advisement of veterans. Located in the Veterans Administration office, It will serve not only Weber college, but the entire Ogden area. Veterans having program or vocational problems are urged to take advantage of this service. Subsistence Forms When is becomes available, form 1961 (estimate of income) must be filed by all veterans attending school. On this form you will express your estimated income for the ensuing four month period. Filled out every four months, these will be used to determine the amount of subsistence a vetd-an will receive. No further information is available now, but the veterans office expects the forms soon. Announcement will be made when they are available. Rehabilitation Many have been asking what distinction is made between a non-disabled veteran and a disabled veteran under the G. I. bill. Perhaps it will be better understo -: if a few minor differences of status are pointed out. Pay is, of course, one difference. There is no restriction on the outside income of a rehabilitation student. He receives, in addition to the reguiar subsistence, a disability pension. The reason for a pension is easily seen. A man who has a handicap, requires a little more backing in order to overcome it. The backing is proportional to the handicap. Rehabilitation students must take a full course of stury, while non-impaired veterans may take a full or part time program, as they desire.Disabled veterans are also given extra training as an aid in overcoming vocational handicaps. We have about 10 rehabilitation students on the campus. They follow the example of disabled veterans in many places should do well. Accarding to a recent survey, the percentage of failures among these students was considerably lower than among non-disabled veteran students. - . - w NUMBER 3 Cast Six Weber students and one faculty member have been awarded roles in "State of the Union," the first Community theatre play, to be seen here Nov. 14, 15, and 16, according to John Kelly, director. The students are Laura Aldous, Rondo W. Olson, Richard E. Terry, Griff Richards, and Max H. Jar-dine, and Lowell L. Manfull. "Theso students were chosen," said Mr. Kelly, "because of their ability to portray comic characters in a comic situation. 'State of the Union' is a political satire based on attempts of the Republican party to choose a presidential candidate for 1948, and is as funny as the earlier play written by the same authors, 'Life With Father'." Laura Aldous plays the part of a Republican housekeeper who can stomach Democrats only when they aren't Roosevelt Democrats. Rondo Olson is an industrialist who is ready to spend thousands to return the country to free enterprise so that he might turn over to his G. I. son a financial, uncontrolled empire, ready-made without the aid of a G. I. Bill of Rights. Lowell Manfull is a bartender who knows how to make Sazaracs and knows the formula for recoery therefrom. Griff Richards, Richard Terry, and Max Jardine are alternating on three roles, among which is the waiter who "knows his onions." When asked to identify the faculty member taking part in "State of the Union," director Kelly replied, "I was very flattered when the director decided that I might take the leading man's role. "It was tough comptition, but in the end I won out. Grant Matthews, the contemplated Republican nominee for the 1948 presidential campaign is a challenging role. "His political ideas are very simi-lare to mine, so, of course, I am delighted to be able to declaim them. If I never get closed to the White House than the Weber stage, it will have been a pleasant experience. Frankly, I don't think Harry Truman need worry." Among others in the cast are Grace Carlson, who plays Mary Grant Matthews' wife; Gladys Sergeant, the third member in the triangle; Julian Stephens, the political boss; and Lee Saunders, the Washington reporter who feels that if Dewey had listened to him, he would have stood a better chance a better chance, that is, not a chance. Mrs. Carlson is new to OgJen audiences, but not new to the stage. Her acting has delighted theatre audiences throughout the country. Mrs. Sergeant is the acting instructor at Mound Fort high school and has appeared in numerous Ogden plays. Mr. Stephens is an actor and director of wide experience. He was the director of "The Young in Heart," the hilarious comedy which closed last year's Community Theatre season. Lee Saunders is a KLO announcer whose theatre ex perience includes parts in the New York Federal theatre.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1946-10-25, Vol. 10, No. 3|
|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 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.|