Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1938-08-271
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. ilmj.,fcflMMMfaMiaMMa,,, i Sec. 562 P. L. & R. U. S. Postage PAID Ogden, Utah Permit No. 276 VOL. 2 AUGUST 27. 1938 New Vocational Arts Building Complete : 1 ,-. :feV:vV''::S:'v ; feKftisj Tff:if ftS : 3RW: SSSb: : ? t m w m n s m & j. : :i ! X . ,, i v,.:; : :.:$ ; !.;: ;:.-. ': mic4 ! -J i 1 ! ...1 1 xox a w-jj j i J sw sssk , NEW COURSES OUTLINED On September 19, Weber college will open its doors to welcome new and old students with a decidedly enriched cirriculum and an enlarged faculty. This has been made possible by the addition to the campus oP the new and well-equipped Vocational Education building, the construction of which people interested in Weber college have eagerly watched ever since the breaking of ground on Founder's Day in January. Because of this new building, for the firtt time Weber College offers specially designed terminal, semi-professional, and occupational courses to satisfy the needs of those who are not interested in graduation from institutions of higJier learning. Subjects that will be taught in the new division are: auto mechanics, air-conditioning and refrigeration, citizenship, commercial arithmetic, carpentry and cabinet making, drafting, drawing, electricity, heat treatment and forging, history of industrial development, materials of machines, vocational English, vocational mathematics, vocational science and welding. A competent faculty has been employed to teach these new courses. Mr. Ira Markham from New York City will teach office machines and business; James McCormac of Salt Lake City will have charge of the machine shop; Ernest C. Jeppson, formerly of the Branch Agricultural College, will teach mechanic arts; Glenn Z. Nielsen of Ogden will conduct the auto mechanics courses; Miss Ruth Peterson of Logan will teach domestic art, home economics, and art. An instructor in air-conditioning and sheet metal work is yet to be employed. What Becomes of Weber Graduates In order to prove our point that Weber College lies in the path of success, we decided to do a little tracing of our lormcr students. We traced several shining examples; there are many more of whom we have lost track. Bill Marriot, a for-i.v. er ?'. '!"iit of our :'lma miter, has collected quite a lot of money to substantiate his success story. Mr. Marriot is in Washington, D. C. conducting a series of businesses which have netted him a neat profit. J. Edwin Nelson, the manager of the Intermountain Knitting Mills ; Red Knapp, athletic department head at Sears Roebuck; Pete Couch, assistant football and wrestling coach at the University of Utah ; and Kent Bramwell, president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, arc successful graduates from this institution. Junius Tribe, one of Og-den's worthiest citizens, was once a Weber College student body president ; Junior Petterson, a former Weber boy, supervised the installation of all the radio equipment for Admiral Bvrd's antarctic expedition. Two of our students, Alton Wangs-gard and Lynn Brady, have become shining lights at Penn State, where they were sent on scholarships; Clarence Brown has graduated from the University of California with his Ph. IX, and Louise Linton has been attending Berkeley on a Thompson sch olarsbip. We found a powerful success story, too, when we ran into Joe Blow the other day. He has become a very eminent hobo, having completed a successful hitch-hike from liere to Huntsville. wdiere he has been studying the flora and fauna and bow to get milk from discontented cows. Joe, you will remember, was one of our most hopeful students last year. We all predicted that he'd wind up. The First Week Tu the first weekof school comes Hello Day, the first assembly, and the get-acquainted dance. The Freshmen will be required to wear green caps; but don't fool yourself, those Sophomores are going to wish they were back a year wearing those silly hats and seeing all those games again and being made painfully aware of their inferiority. That's half the fun of school, recalling all the crazy things you did and had to do when you were a Freshman . . . a very green, little Freshman. So don't be bashful. Get out and go to the dances and the games so you can pile up plenty of fun. And start thinking about the get-acquainted dance. It will be the first Friday, and you will hear all about it and many other things at our first assembly. Weber Students Come From Many States When you mention the word "contest," most people are interested. Therefore, I hope you will be. This isn't exactly a contest, and yet it is. Perhaps I had better explain. This year we arc trying to beat last year's record for out-of-state enrollment. That's going to Ve pretty difficult, for we had students from Alabama, New York, Kansas, New Mexico, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada, Alaska, and from all parts of our own state. Some record, eh what? But that's where you come in. Of course, we want you wherever you live. We want your friends too this friend and that friend. If all of you come, some of you will inevitably be from out of the state, and probably without even half realizing it we will have passed last year's mark. Increased Enrollment Is Anticipated A preliminary survey of incoming freshmen and returning sophomores indicates a greater registration than last year. With few exceptions Ogden high school students are entering the college. The enrollment from there will far exceed previous years. Davis, Weber, Morgan, Bear River, Boxeldcr, South Rich, North Summit, South Summit, and Park-City report increased numbers coming here. Sacred Heart graduates will come ninety per cent strong. Inquiries have been received at the school from almost every county in Utah, and from many of the western states. The incoming freshmen boys manifest an interest in theprc-pro-fessional courses in medicine, law, dentistry; in forestry, education, and the various nonterminal sciences. Many will enter such vocations as air-conditioning and refrigeration, auto-repair and body work, machine shop, ami welding. The girls favor business, education, home economics, nursing, or general majors in the sciences and arts. Dean of Instruction Is Granted Leave Merlon L. Stevenson, head of the department of engineering and Dean of Instruction at Weber College, has been granted leave of absence for this year. He is at present attending the University of California at Berkeley, where he is doing research and post-graduate work toward a doctor's degree. In Mr. Stevenson's absence the major functions of his office will be performed by the Guidance Committee, of which Mr. John Benson is chairman. s , - - ' - Moonlight Hike This hike is exactly what the name implies, and it's wonderful! A full moon food galore (if you bring it) happy students enthusiastic professors and swell scenery. If you haven't hiked to Malaln's and even if you have you simply cannot afford to miss this moonlight hike. Songs are sung, plans arc made, notes are swapped, jokes are sprung, and everybody has the time of his life. And then to top things off, a big V which has been prepared beforehand is set on fire, and burns for two hours. That tells everyone in Ogden that Weber College has started another banner year. The Flaming W hike will be the night of September 9. It's the talk of the school until some other big and happy affair comes ofl so let's all meet September 9 at 6 o'clock in front of Weber College on Jefferson. Bring your lunches, and we'll proceed from there. Arrangements are moving fast say the chairman. Bob Bagley, and his assistant, John Lindquist. if , Pre-Seasonal Dance In order that prospective students might have a chance to see our president, Dr. Dixon, our professors, and our student body officers, a pre-seasonal dance is given for all those who wish to come. It's a lovely dance ! A spirit of friendliness permeates the whole atmosphere. Stranger welcomes stranger, student welcomes stranger, and student welcomes student. Even if you are uncertain whether or not you will come to Weber, please conic to our dance September 2, at 9 o'clock in our ballroom. The ballroom is in the gym, but you'll have no trouble finding it, for thai is where the crowd will be going. The idea of giving a prc-seasonai dance was inaugurated last year and was such a success that it couldn't be left out of our program for this year. There is no admission charge; our purpose is only to show you how glad we are to know you we hope that you will be able to come to Weber and most important we hope that you iikc us! XO. 1 Weber Offers Many Advantages eber College otters numerous social and educational advantages to its students. There is a ballroom in the gymnasium building large enough to accommodate all students and ready at any time for social activities. Weber abounds in social traditions. There are snake dances and theater parties before games. There arc the annual Flaming W hike, the snow carnival, the water carnival, and Founder's Dav, which have cemented a strong bond, of friendship and loyalty among the students of the college." The clubs, both social and activity, give opportunities to every student for a well-rounded school life. There are honorary clubs: Phi Rho Pi for debaters and the W clulb and Orion for outstanding students; activity clubs for department majors; the Whip club to support school activities, Tri Vesta for home economic students, the Sociology club, and Yeoman, the Forestry club; social clubs : Iota Tatt Kappa, Olyokwa, La Dianaeda, Phoenix, and Excelsior. This year will see the inauguration of a mixed lounge in the gymnasium building lor recreational purposes. To its music students Weber extends many advantages. There is a pipe organ in the auditorium where lessons are taught by J. Clair Anderson. There is, too, a school orchestra under the direction of Clair Johnson, well known in music circles as a composer in his own right. For those interested in singing there are glee clubs and the prcsesntation of the school opera. The opera last year, "The Vagabond King," under the direction of Rolalnd Parry and Thatcher .Allred, uas outstanding and enjoyed unusual success. In drama there are many opportunities for students to direct plays in the school's auditorium, one of the finest in any junior college in the state. The college produces a plav in cooperation with the theater guild in the spring and also a school play during the winter quarter. The school 'day last year, "The Taming of the Shrew' ran a successful three nights, receiving verv favorable comment. Debating offers students the opportunity to compete for trips to debate tournaments. Last year Howard Coray and Pat Quinn placed first and Frank McOuown and Bob Pohdor placed third in the Bakers-field tournament. Howard and Pat took third place at the Stockton tournament. At McMinnvillc Howard and Pat won first place and Frank McQuown, Robert Polidor Harold Benson and Dorothy Dixon tied for third place in the same division. In the national tournament at Norman, Oklahoma. Elzada Carlson and Josephine Stone placed third in the women's debate. Because of this fine record which has continued for a number of ycars Webcr has national recognition for its sfine debaters and debate coach, Lcland Monson. For students who arc interested in any form of writing there have been ample outlets provided. The school publications include the newspaper, "The Signpost," the yearbook, "The Acorn," and the "Seribulus,"' a magazine for all kinds of original writing. Special vocabulary building courses will be taught all three quarters.WTbcr boasts a fine gymnasium at the disposal of every Weber Col! lege student, offering classes of instruction in everything from swimming to ping pong. The sports taught: archery, boxing, ping pong, wrestling, fencing-, swimming, riding, tennis, basketball, football, and baseball complete a well-de fined athletic program. Last year Weber placed three football men on the division all-star tram after capturing both the Utah Stale ami Intcr-lnmountain Jaysee championships. In baseball Weber won the Intermountain Junior Colkgc championship and also the I uterine mill ain A. A. U. This team was sen! to Denver to compete with the leading teams of (he country. This year we have two new junior colleges in the league, Mesa from' Colorado, and Price from Carbon Count y I tab. Also we can look forward lo a Thanksgiving game with San (Continued on Page .3) MISS NANCY M. BARKER DAVID R. TREVITHICK Teachers Return From Leaves of Absence Miss Nancy Barker, head of the department of languages, and David R. Trivithick, instructor in English, will return to Weber this fall after leaves of absence spent working toward their doctorates. Miss Barker has been the past two years at the University of Wisconsin. Her major field is French; her minor, Spanish. The title of her treatise has not yet been exactly worded, but it will have to do with Edmond Rostand, author of "Cyrano de Bergerac." Besides doing Ph. D. work. Miss Barker taught French and participated in two plays: "Lc Temps list Un Songe," by Lenornand, in which she had the role of Romie, and "Malade Imamginaire," in which she played Tornette. Mr. Trevithick studied last year at the University of London and the British Institute in Paris, During the Christmas holidays he visited Scotland and Ireland, and during the Easter vacation he traveled in Southern and Central Europe. His post-grauate and research work was in the field of the nineteenth century English novel and ' was concerned primarily with George Eliot las an intcrperprctor of the moral I philosophy of her age.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1938-08-27, Vol. 2, No. 1|
|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.|