Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1939-05-191
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Don't Look Now: The Acorn's Coming ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF WEBER COLLEGE VOLUME 2 OGDEN, UTAH, MAY 19, 1939 No. 17 v ' Final Scribulus Has Strong Writing By FIRST-NIGHTER Quality writing in the spring Scribulus is causing sophomore journalists to ask where they can find a senior school that produces creative work as excellent.Editor Hugh Garner turned the magazine over to the college book store, May 16, for distribution to students presenting student cards. Before closing time that afternoon only a hundred and fifty copies remained. Miss Arilla Eyre, clerk at the store, contrasted the rush with previous issues. Varied and Vital Subjects dealt with in this issue, save for one or two exceptions, are varied and vital. One wonders how junior college writers can conceive and put down in words problems of such depth. The answer no doubt lies not only in Weber college instruction but also in a previous home and school background stimulating to naturally powerful imaginations. Pauline Roger's story deals with domestic fidelity, Donald West's with mother love, Jacob Weese's with social qstracism, Paul Limburg's with inspired musical composition and violated sex love, Shirley Poulton's with compensation that develops a torch singer, and Harold Austin's with the taking of life in warfare.The Contributors Miss Poulton, Mr. West, and Mr. Austin come from Ogden high and are freshmen. Their stories were written for English III. Mr. Limburg likewise comes from that school. His story was written last year for English III. Miss Rogers and Mr. Weese come from Morgan high and Ogden high respectively. Mr. Weese is editor of the school paper, Signpost, and Miss Rogers is associate editor. Mr. Weese's story was written for English 29, Short Story Appreciation, and Miss Roger's was free lance. Other pieces were lighter, being in the familiar essay vein. Authors of such contributions were Florence Main, freshman from Ogden high; Knolyn Hatch, sophomore transfer from Colorado college; Stanley Johnson, freshman from Bear River high; Lizette Stuart, sophomore from Ogden high; and Edward West, (Continued on Page 2) TERM PAPERS, AU GRATIN Perhaps you are wondering about the auspicious suffix in the title. At any rate, we feel it our solemn duty to offer the following explanation: "Au gratin," as it appears in the dictionary, refers to a dish baked with a covering of bread crumbs. And as this column is half-baked, we are sure that it will be crumby also. Those of you who are good friends of the turnkey may not need our help at all. He will be glad to lend you "picklocks" to the teachers' offices, which are fairly oozing with term papers begging you to save them from the furnace. Or if you cannot number such a person among your friends, perhaps you are fortunate enough to have the acquaintance of one of those rare students who not only write their own papers, but also lend them. We feel that the majority of you are now taken care of, but as an added precaution, we are going to give a few pointers on (Continued on Page 4) THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE ROLFE PETERSON President KAY STOREY Secretary NEW STUDENT OFFICERS MEAN WHAT THEY SAY; REITERATE PLATFORM Weekly publication of the Signpost. Revision of the award system.More student activity. Promotion of varied assembly programs. Enlargement of the health service. Building of a giant "U" on Malan's peak. Construction of new tennis courts. Installment of the Liberty bell. These are the issues which have been staunchly reaffirmed Teachers Are Leaving At the close of this school year six of the faculty members at Weber college will be released on leaves of absence to study for higher degrees. These teachers are Thatcher Allred, head of the dramatic department; Olio Childs, geology professor; Charles Osmond, physics; Lucy Denning, typing instructor; Ruth Ames, assistant librarian, and Dix Jones, treasurer of Weber college. President Dixon also announces three new members that will be added to Weber college's faculty next year. Wilma Grose will succeed Miss Ames as assistant librarian, and will work in the reference department. Miss Grose is a graduate of Weber college and the University of Utah and has taken two quarters of graduate work at Denver University in library science. She is at present the librarian at the Bryant Junior Cd ft. "4k - J BARBARA REEVE Vice-President DAN CURTIS Treasurer by the new student body officers: Rolfe Peterson, president; Barbara Reeve, vice president; Kay Storey, secretary; and Dan Curtis, treasurer. They will constitute the chief objectives of student government next year. Barbara Reeve and Kay Storey are members of Otyokwa; Rolfe Peterson and Dan Curtis belong to Phoenix. All four students are graudates of Ogden high school. They will receive their offices in a special assembly to be held the latter part of May. They were elected May 8. high school in Salt Lake City. In place of Mr. Allred in the speech department for one yeai will be Albert Mitchell, who is a graduate of the University of Utah. Mr. Mitchell has taught two years at the University of Wisconsin and is now teaching at the University of Minnesota. He will receive his Ph. D. degree in June. Farrel Collett will become professor of art at Weber college next year. He is a graduate of B. Y. U. and has studied at the versify of California, and at the Chicago Art Institute, the Uni-American Academy of Art at Chicago. He will receive his master's degree this year. Mr. Collett was offered a position in Walt Disney's studios. He is now teaching at Ogden high school. Reta Sudberry, who is now typing instructor at Henacer's business college, will teach typing at Weber college next year. She will take the place of Miss Denning. - II STUDENTS RALLY AT COMO CARNIVAL; ROLLER SKATING AND BALL SLATED Spring Play Climaxes i ear's Dramatics By FIRST-NIGHTER Two of the largest crowds ever entertained in the college auditorium responded enthusiastically to the last speech offering of the year, the soring play, "Let Us Be Gay" last Friday and Saturday nights. This play, a sophisticated comedy by Rachel Crothers, was declared the most ably and best' staged play of the year. The audience went away with the view that they had just seen an amateur production that ranked in the highest category of amateur productions in the country. Mr. David Tre-vithick, English instructor, declared he had seen many amateur plays over the United States, including the British Royal Players, but that none of them had ranked higher in his opinion than this one. Allred Pleased Director Thatcher Allred was jubilant at its success. He gave all the credit to the twelve cast members, most of whom have appeared in other plays this year, and to the large production staff. Rosemary Thinnes won acting honors as the crotchety Mrs. Boucicault, in whose Westchester home most of the play was set. Her role gave the most scope for acting, and she handled it superbly. Harry Mondfrans, taking one of the lesser male parts, dominated the acting from the men's angle. No Outstanding Star In making the above assertions it is understood that each player did a job of star acting. And to set any one player apart from the others is to draw the thinnest line of distinction. Lottie Lund, Gilbert Tolhurst, Jeanne Johnson, LaMoian Suttle-rnyre, Nina Nelson, John Johnson, Spencer Savage, Lorene Taylor, Aaron Roylance, and Stanley Johnson were all different people with different personalities, portraying a different way of life. At the curtain all their former identity was obscured by their new personalities. It was an "all star" production.Virginia Loveland was assistant director of the play, and the production staff included Aaron Roylance, stage manager; Ronald Cole, business manager; Stanley Johnson, business assistant; B. Y. Andelin, scenic artist; Verna Watts, costumes; Fred Nickson, Everett Judd, Virginia Loveland, ' Gilbert Tolhurst, and Verna Watts, makeup; Rose Burchell, Wanda Hawkes, and Lorene Taylor, properties; and Clyde Wade and Wilmer Perry, stage crew. Geologists Visit Zane Grey Country Fifty-four students departed Friday, May 12, from Weber college on the annual geology field trip to southern Utah. They were escorted by two instructors, Miss Denning, instructor in the business department, and Mr. Childs, instructor of geology. They returned to Ogden, Monday night, May 15- They were threatened by rain from the very start. The. rain remained a threat every day of the trip until the last, when students who slept in after 6:30 A. M. w ere roused by showers. Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park were visited. Practically every trail was traversed by the group. Campfire programs were held every night. Much singing talent was discovered from Losee, Committee Say Come Ready "A hilarious afternoon is in store for those Weber students who journey to Como Springs to participate in the annual Water Carnival today," says Coach Losee. ... The buses will leave the college at 1:30 p. m. Student transportation will be free. Activities such as soft ball, horse shoe pitching, and roller skating will prelude the water spectacle, which will begin at 7:15 p. m. Then the highlight of the day's festivities will come when the water queen is presented. The seven candidates for queen are Carlene Lindquist. Rama Eyre, June Agren, Margaret Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Elizabeth Jones, Beth Stock, and HeHlen Nelson. Mr. Losee, as director of this event, has been working diligently. Student committee heads are: water circus, Perry Lea-vitt and Bryne Fernelius: assembly, Beverley Briem ; transportation, Chester Gilgen; .properties, Chall Allred; queen contest, Phvllis Cardon; intra-murals, Eugene Johnson, Alan Christensen, and Marie Cheev-ers; advertising. Dick Russell. It is the desire of Mr. Losee and the committee members to give Weber one of the biggest "wettings" it has ever had. Tim Jails By JACOB WEESE Advice To The Lovelorn This article is dedicated to all those would-be swains about school who always do the wrong thing or use the wrong technique in pursuit of romance. Of course fellows like "Pot" Bram-well and Dave Trevithick do not want any suggestions, but there are a lot of others like Glen Brewer and Honk and Harold Benson who would like some constructive suggestions. , In commemoration of Dave I would like to give the philosophy of Phyllis Gowan that: "No. man ever really begins to feel middle-aged until the day comes .when he feels a little self-conscious about wearing a coat with a sport-back." The Insect World The insect world has many and varied tricks for impressing their fair ones. By "insects" I of course mean undergraduates and bugs. The bugs are especially resourceful with their wiles. The monarch Butterfly relies entirely on his love perfume. This love perfume is carried in two "sachet bags" on the upper side of each hind-wing.. ; With these he challenges the appeal of violets and such like sweet things and has a great deal of success in finding favor in the eyes of his coy one. Judging by the smell coming,- - from Syphers' hair this morning in bacteriology he must have read this article before it went to print and used up his father's entile supply of Bay Rum. The nuthatch croons a torch song that is so sensual his 'fair one loses all objections and becomes a compliant spouse. A Torch Song A member of the puddle chorus, the common toad, sways the reeds witn '.is bas.so pro-fundo so entrancingly that he captivates an entire harem and (Continued on Page 4) various solos and quartet arrangements. Dick Russell as usual, enlivened the party. Miss Denning won the prize offered by Mr. Childs for the individual who kept high the spirits of the group. She was almost unanimously selected for the prize.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1939-05-19, Vol. 2, No. 17|
|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.|