Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1937-12-171
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Merry Christmas Happy New Year c VOL. 1 Phoenix Coray Wins Barker Contest Sophomores Win Cup Speaking on "American Neutrality", Howard Coray, sophomore debator, captured first place and the ten dollar cash prize in the finals of the annual James L. Barker extempore contest held in tne auditorium Friday morning, Dec. 10. The sophomore class, represented by Coray and Paul Grogger, was awarded possession of the Barker cup for a yean signifying a victory over the freshmen representatives, Gordon Barney and Mer.le Allen. Coray was awarded the prize by Professor Barker, head of the foreign language department at the U. of U. and former W. C. executive, at the conclusion of the program. Professor C. H. Nilsson, faculty representative in charge of extempore speaking activities, presented the cup to Pat Quinn, president of the sophomore class. Judges were Yvonne Ashton and C. H. Anderson of the faculty, and Marjorie Wood Jennings, former secretary to the registrar. A novitiate contest held recently among the freshmen was responsible for the choice of Barney and Allen, while the sophomores were chosen in a special preliminary contest. Coray's "merican Neutrality" held that the Monroe Doctrine, because of present intranational and international conditions, has become antiquated, and reiterated President Roosevelt's neutrality plans to guarantee United States' participation in international peace plans. Grogger spoke on "Problems of the Farmer", elaborating upon the (continued on page six) Who is this guy, Santa Claus This week's laurels and all kinds of bouquets go unanimously to the opera cast and those teachers who were responsible for the very excellent performances. I wouldn't be surprised if Santa Claus were extra-specially nice to them this year because they've been such good boys and girls worked hard, sluffed all their classes, sung all day, and got to bed early (in the morning) but Santy will overlook this because the opera was so fine, and the cast and rest of the student body were so enriched by it. Resolutions Since it is almost New Year'3 (continued on page six) ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF WEBER COLLEGE OGDEN, Presents Annual First Hidd en Talents Program Held Faculty Members, Students To Perform in Future Programs The Business department of Weber College is sponsoring this series of programs to uncover the hidden talent of those who are too modest to display it by any other means. This novel feature is the work of Mr. Guy Hurst and Mr. O. M. Clark, faculty advisors, and Andrew Clements, Rex Con-nell, and Oliver Parson, student managers. The first program was held Monday, December 13, in the college auditorium and consisted of the following program: a cornet solo by Max McEvan accompanied by Erma Chadwick, Beth Stock's reading on "Stars" proved humorous, Ruth Clements and Howard Poulter displayed piano solo ability while James Andrews favored the audience with a song accompanied by Shirley Turnquist. Two of the outstanding features were Mr. Clark's whistling duet of "La Golondrina" and the chalk talk and guitar selections by Oliver Parsons assisted by Rex Connell. Helen Abbot displayed her ability by playing the pipe organ. Each contestant received a box of candy at the end of the performance.States Mr. Clement, "In the future, we look forward to having a program of wider variety. Tap and different interpretive dances may occur. Skits may be produced."May this movement continue to lunge forward and to succeed as it brings out the abilities of shy or modest people. Weber College and Ogden Prepare for Momentous Founder's Day, Jan. 7th Extensive Commemoration Planned Friday, January 7, 1938, Weber College and Ogden City will be hosts to hundreds of the alumni of the college, students, faculty, educational directors, and citizens at a Founder's Day celebration commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the college.Beginning at 10:00 a. m. and lasting until midnight, the program includes a band concert, assembly, luncheon, inspection of buildings and campus, ceremony for breaking of ground for new buildings, basketball game, banquet, reception in the gymnasium, and a dance in the ballroom. "The purpose of the celebration is to honor Weber College founders and bring together all former students in order that friendships may be renewed. All principals and presidents, as well as student body presidents, will be guests of the day," announces John Benson, education department head, and one of the directors of the program. "All graduates of the institution are requested to attend the event and to invite former students and friends," Mr. Benson further stated. Prominent educators will address the assembly at 10:30 a. m., immediately after which past principals and presidents, as well as special guests, will be served luncheon in the cafeteria in the Moench building. One of the feature events of the day's program will be the breaking of ground for the new ?14fi,000 mechanics arts building to be constructed next year. UTAH, DECEMBER 7) . ;V t y. . v....5 jo .y ? is " ; . r " r f 17, 1937 Snowball Frolic Standard Examiner Photo W-CLUB SELECTS PINS Young Elected Secretary A gold pin was chosen by the W-Club, sophomore honorary organization, as their ensignia at the meeting of Wednesday, De- SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR FOUNDER'S DAY Friday, January 7. 1938 10:00 a. m. Band Concert in 10:00a. m.-10:30 a. m.-12:00 noon 1:30 p. m.-2:30 p. m.- 3:30 p. m, 6:30 p. m.- -General Assembly in College Auditorium. -Luncheon for past principals and presidents, as well as special guests, in college cafeteria. -Inspection of buildings and campus. -Ceremony for the breaking of ground for new building. -Basketball game: Alumni vs. Weber present students.-Founder's Day Banquet at Hotel Ben Lomond (Open to all former students, teachers and Boards of Education.) -Reception in the Lobby of the Gymnasium Dance in the College Ballroom. 9:00 p. m.- NO. 6 Phoenix To Hold Annual Snowball Tonight Verdi Brienholt's Orchestra Will Play Snowballs, Christmas trees, and the sparkling tinsel of Verdi Brienholt's orchestra will be the background for the annual Snowball dance, sponsored by Phoenix fraternity at 9:00 p. m. in Weber college ballroom. Phoenix transforms the last night of the Autumn quarter from a nightmare of examinations into a night of bliss. The dance dates way back, and has become such a traditional occasion that it now holds down a clause in the school constitution. The dance is semi-formal and yet undoubtedly will be collegiats and seasonal with Verdi Brienholt and his orchestra furnishing the music. Novelty programs with the dance titles listed by the number of the dance will be given to everyone. Paul Grogger, chairman of the ball "promises it to be even greater and more enjoyable than ever before." .Paul is being assisted by John Lundquist, James Re-nell and Bill Thomas. "The highlight of the evening," says Haven Moss, president, "will be the introduction of the 'Phoenix Sponsor'." This will take place during the intermission, and as yet, no one but club members know who she will be." Phoenix's 13 new pledges will receive their final pledging ceremony before the ball. These pledges sponsored the assembly program today, and will act as hosts to all Phoenix alumni members, club members and their partners at a banquet after the dance, which will be held at Knob Hill, in the dining room. cember 8. The W-Club consists of sophomores who accumulated two or more honor points, as defined in the award system, during their freshman year at Weber. There are twenty-seven members. Both the gold pin and a sweater were considered in the discussion that was held. The members present decided that, as the prices of (continued on page six) front of Moench Building.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1937-12-17, Vol. 1, No. 6|
|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.|