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WEATHER REPORT Fair and Warmer WEATHER REPORT Cold and Blustery VOL. 1 DEB AT High School Debaters Increase Numbers Three hundred entrants exceed last year's registration for the Utah high school debating tournament, March 4 and 5, by one hundred. Mr. Leland Monson, director, fears that the Moench building and the gym will not accommodate them. He is making arrangements for the use of three churches to house the overflow. The Ogden, Healy and Ben Lomond hotels have been chartered for dormitories.Four distinct divisions will be featured: women's debating, men's debating, extempore speaking and oratory. Ogden high and Weber high have not registered, but have indicated they will. The following Utah schools have entered: North Summit, Park City, Lincoln, Pleasant Grove, Sringville, South, Brigham Young, Wasatch, Carbon, Spanish Fork, Logan, Box Elder, Davi3 County, American Fork, Granite, and Star Valley from Afton, Wyoming. South high from Salt Lake won the men's division last year and Ogden high the women's. Aurline Osmond, Weber college student, was a member c-f the winning team. DON'T READ THIS, you men, because you won't understand. But the girls who make their own clothes will really appreciate and understand the following definition of articles belonging in a sewing kit: Cord Frog a sailor's knot. Darning using slang; a term of endearment. French Tack diplomacy. Tuck is the past tense of "to take". Bobbin a kind of swimming. Companion Tweed is a slang name for a Scotch marriage license.Dressmaker's Form is an infirmity of the figure peculiar to dress. Emery Bag a beaded evening bag; a hunter's catch. Boakin a square dance. Pinking a dye process; to glance shyly. Scallop is the skin of the head; a kind of fish. Yarn is an involuntary opening of the jaw through drowsiness.Fagoting picking up sticks; being all tired out. Skein is a winter sport. Stiletto is a monkey on a stick. Selvedge is the act of saving from destruction. ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF WEBER COLLEGE OGDEN, UTAH, FEBRUARY 25, 1938 ir-"8 JT v ' Left to right: Wayne Bundy, Aurline Osmond, James Andrews, Florence Francis and Howard Randall. Photo, Courtesy of Howard Warner, (Standar Examiner.) W. C Presents "Taming Of The Shrew" Shakespeare Comedy Features New Staging Device Petruchio tames his Kate again on March 3, 4, and 5 at the College Auditorium with the Weber College presentation of "The Taming of the Shrew." Here is Shakespeare, not as a classic, but as entertainment, presented in new sets with the latest staging methods. More elaborate sets and costumes than usual have been made possible by the absence of royalty costs. This production makes use of a new staging device not heretofore used in Ogden, according to Mr. Allred. "It is best described," he said, "as a modified 'space stage,' the essential feature of which is light, so controlled as to reveal only the significant action and to suppress the background altogether in a void of darkness." This method of staging has been developed in Europe, and more recently in this country, notably by the Federal Theater people. Such a method, of course, accelerates scene change by making sim . V i plification of sets possible. And such speed is necessary with fourteen scene changes to make. The story of the "Taming of the Shrew" is concerned with Petruchio's adroit taming of the shrewish Katherine, so that she becomes a dutiful wife. James Andrews is cast in the role of the shrew-tamer, while Aurline Osmond is the spitfire Kate. The sub-plot is concerned with another love affair, that of the supposedly sweet and dutiful sister, Bianca, and her many suitors, in which Lucentio is the victor through subterfuge. Florence Francis is the flirtatious Bianca and Ronald Cole is the guileful Lucentio. The play is characterized as "Shakespeare's most playable play" by director Allred. It was selected, not as a classic, but as good entertainment, in competition with modern plays. It has been a challenge to both actors and production staff, and should be uproarious entertainment for any audience. It is full of the rollicking rough good humor and swashbuckling arrogance of the fourteenth century. The cast for the production was selected from a large tryout list of about fifty. In addition to the twelve principal characters, there f - I-. f ; , , ' 1 t- X. are several minor roles. Lucentio's fellow plotter, Tranio, is Raulston Zundell. Other suitors of Bianca are Howard Randall, as Hortensio and Bowman Hawkes as Gremio. Alvin Gordon as Petruchio's fool servant, and Henry Jensen as the only slightly more intelligent Bi-ondello are the main comedy characters. Baptista, the worried and fretful father of the two girls is portrayed by Aaron Roylance, while Lucentio's outraged pater, Vincentio, is played by Earl Read. The Pedant, who schemes with Lucentio and Tranio, is done by Weldon Heslop, while the bewildered tailor is played by Harold Dalebout. Lillian Stuart plays the overcurious Curtis, a servant in Petruchio's house, while Ruth Greenwell is the rich but catty widow Hortensio finally marries. Others are Richard Haynes, Nathaniel; Joward Ogden, Gregory; Oliver Parsons, Nicholas; Donald Lochtrog, Sugarsop; and Mary Peterson, Maidservant. "The Taming of the Shrew" is directed and produced by Thatcher Allred with Wayne Bundy as student's assistant and stage manager. Congratulations to Haven and Evelyn, who will be middle-aisling it in April or thereabouts. A rolling stone might not be able to gather any moss, but Taylor sure did. NO. 8 SE LVES Bring Bacon Unaided by search parties, the Weber College Stockton debate expedition returned at 4 o'clock Monday morning with the bacon. Since the streets are unoccupied at that early hour, parents and wives were unaware of the happy tidings until they rose from their fitful rest and went once more to take a look at the beds where their loved ones had once lain. Even the foolishly optimistic feared that the tragic story of the Donner Party, which literally ate itself to preserve life, was being re-enacted in the snows of that fatal pass named after them, and that even a timely rebuttal could not save their children, wives, and sweethearts from a negative decision. Doubtless it would have gone doubly hard with the returning wanderers, for nothing is as terrible as love scorned, if it had not been that they brought back a half portion of pig. At the Linfield tournament, McMinnville, Patrick Quinn and Howard Coray took first place in men's debate. They received only one defeat and that, they claim, from the mere chit of a girl who judged them. Helen Abbott and Marjorie Glines took second place in women's debate. Dorothy Dixon, Harold Benson, Frank McQuown, Robert Polidor, Paul Grogger and the dark-horse Morton Fuller won four debates and lost three. No record wa3 kept of how many Merle Allan and Charles Letz won and lost. These two gentlemen do say, how ever, that they won the ones they should have lost, and lost the ones they should have won. The intricacies of how decisions are made is still a mystery to them. Morton Fuller placed fourth in extempore in competition with two-year, three-year and four-year students. Paul Grogger and Frank McQuown also made the semi-fin als in this event, but not the finals. Howard Coray, Merle Allan, and Charles Letz were also-rans in extempe. Coray made a showing at Stockton, however, but did not place early. At the Stockton tournament Coray and Quinn tied for third place in men'3 debate. They also led a happy social life, it is rumored, both rising and retiring early in the morning. Professor L. H. Monson, debate coach, was tied hand and foot at Truckee by snow and could do nothing to assist. The tournament went on without him, as did Frank McQuown, Marjorie Glines, Paul Grogger, Helen Abbott, Patrick Quinn, Howard Coray, and the hospitable students of the College of the Pacific, Stockton. Deadline for Yearbook Pictures March Fourth The deadline for the taking of class pictures for the Weber College annual, the Acorn, is March 4. No pictures will be accepted after this date, but year books may 3till be purchased.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1938-02-25, Vol. 1, No. 8|
|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.|