Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1946-04-101
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Serious Problem SEC. Sfi'i P. I. & It SPORT DflKCE ) Offfi BAND Budget Pends . - 3 1 I "Sigma Swing Set For Friday Night LOW HEELS AND SWEATERS TO BE WORN AT INFORMAL DANCE Low heels and sweater-girls will be in order at Sig- ma's annual dance, Friday, April 12 beginning at 9 p. m. in the college ballroom. Music for the informal dance will be furnished by Dave Minnoch and his band. Decision to make the annual Sigma dance informal, j according to the committee in charge, came as a result of the desire to break the monotony of the present rush of formal dances. In charge of planning are dive Ware, Carl Blaes, Russ Thorne and Buzz Champneys. Don Edwards is in charge of decorations. Ambition Fills Members Of Boy's Dormitory The boy's dorm, sometimes re. ferred to as "Happydnle Home for the Feeble Minded," Is bursting with the ambitions and ener- gles of its even dozen residents these days. Reed Snow, an evening school student and former air corps rrian. rates first having put in 49 hours a week work as carpen- ter since he came to the dorm during the Autumn quarter. Charles Bout ter Darrel Ray. "Ed" Spencer and Robert Oden. thai make no Don-s aoou- the fact that they put in 40 hours a week besides attending their day I classes. Two other members contemplate joining the working class but as yet (here is nothing definite to report. Come spring and the turning of the young man's fancy, perhaps the ambition and "energy will ebb away. On Col!ee News Other Utah Schools Supt. H. Parley Kilburn, form er instructor at W C, is trying to take the jail out of the reform School and make an educational institution of it. As a new appointee to the job. Jlis first success was a "jail" break by about 26 "inmates," as the student body are called. The superintedent appears to have right notions, nevertheless, ad has recently returned from a i jJrip in which he secured a num. oor of ideas such as to put the toughies in school instead of at farm chores, separate the females from the males by placing the girls in another institution. K etc. M SophiiK Frowns Frowned upon by Sophus Bert-clson. welfare chairman of the state, was the recommendation made by an expert analyst when VMr. Bertelson said that the State could not afford the employment of a full time psychiatrist, who would cost as much as the gov- ernor. The negative argument L ' Parry To Cook; Cook ToTeacb Last week, Roland Parry, the music instructor, left for Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He has accepted a job as manager of the restaurant in the Wort Hotel. Jack Larsen, prominent Ogden singer, accompanied Mr. Parry-to Jackson. He plans to help Mr. Parry in the kitchen, working as a fry ccok. Many Weber students arc planning to assist Mr. Parry in his work this summer at Jackson Hole. During Mr. Parry's absence, Dr. 3rant O. Cook will instruct his music classes. Dr. Cook stated there would be no change in institute schedules as result of his additional duties. Other Campuses Briefs From amounted almost to a vocational hint, worth about S12.000 a year to takers. Most enrollees matriculated by-driving away with cars some plutocrats had left the keys in, we are told. A point recent critics of the place, said to be the filthiest by reason of sediment going back to the Miocene, have overlooked is that It is being utilized as a house of correction for federal offenders, described mainly as incor-rigihles who do not know the difference between one state and another when they are driving "borrowed" autos. Beef at 1'. of U. Many things depend upon age. Students who "beefed" at the poor management of the University of Utah student book store, did not take into proper consideration Sybert Mote, manager of the prosperous dispensary of ; slide rules and pennants. What ever it was about we hardly know except that the students ! every few years get simultan VOLUME 9 Veterans' Return Heavy Load for College Treasury ACCOUNTING DIFFICULT; GROWTH NOTED IN MOST DEPARTMENTS With the return of many veterans to Weber college on registration day, a definite problem of student body budget has arisen, reports Mr. Harold Handly, treasurer. In past years the budget has been set up at the beginning of the school year and the fluctuation of student enrollment has not varied enough to cause any difficulties. This quarter' however, the enrollment has increased 47 per cent over the Fall quarter. This sudden change had not been anticipated at the time the budget was inaugurated. All Departments Expand Expansion has been realized in most of the departments including, basketball, track, football, a-nd tennis. Speech and debate activities have more than doubled since last year. If it were just that each department had thrown their added load onto the main budget and funds were readily available for its change, no particular problems would present themselves. The funds for these expansions are not obtainable as rapidly as the expansion requires them to be. This is where the main problem of accounting in the student body budget lies. Margin Lacking-Mr. Handly says, "We have not been able to pick up the mar. gin of operation rapidly enough to make all ends meet." The student body association has recently purchased a multi- i graph machine which will be used to print programs and other necessary items for the school. This was an added expense ccm. ing at a critical time. Additional funds secured from mi- oiK"t3i nuvt.i i i 1 1 1 l. seuuuii have also added to the strife. Not by their presence but by their absence. Dealcrs have not had the merchandise to sell so have eous indigestion over the way things are run at the store. A committee investigated the recent outbreak and came up with the promise that the place would be enlarged. Nothing was said about being made better, however. Mistakes Luxury "We can no longer afford the luxury of mistakes." said Bruce Bliven, noted author and lecturer, at the University of Utah, speaking on the Master Minds and Artists scries. That's one on you, Mr. Bliven. Mistakes are not luxury; they arc bread and butter! Famous Family Brigham Young, well known colonizer and parent, had 23 offspring attending the University of Utah in 1868. At the time, the student body numbered 150 persons.Who's Sorry Now Marvel Murphy, former secre. tary to President Henry Aldous Dixon, who apparently sidestep ped English while at Weber Col. lege, is now studying the subject at the B Y U and the rub of it is, under a former classmate, Jean Anne Watorstradt. not been as enthusiastic about advertising as in previous years. Dealers Refuse to Advertise Also dealers have had such a surplus of sales opportunity that they have not needed to ad-vertise. Because of these disadvantages the advertising line in the Signpost has not been followed to its fullest. Despite the problems that have been thrust upon Mr. Handly and his staff; he assures that all the problems can and will be ironed out eventually. . i Delay Seen For College Text Supply By Frank Sessions Relax, ye who seek books and find them not, fcr yours is a futile task. According to W. H. Handley, Weber College trea-surer, there will be books for all i in about 12 months. In striking this pessimistic tone, Mr. Handley attributed the current textbook' shortage, felt in nearly all Weber courses, to difficulties arising from paper shortages and from lack of skilled labor. He added that "Of course the OPA price ceilings and strikes are not helping matters any." McGraw-Hill, a typical text publishing company, have requested at least nine months notice for future orders. This notice must list type and number of books required. According to Mr: Handley, this practice would be almost impossible as class enrollment could not be predicted that far in advance. The treasurer had one word of optimism, however, with the announcement that books for the accounting course should arrive next week and those fcr the economics course two weeks later. As a possible solution, he light, ly suggested additional enrollment in swimming classes. However, Coach Ferron Losee. today revealed he is considering the possibilities of adopting a hard-to-get text for his swimming classes. . Former Marine Paints Portraits Jack McBride. former student who acted as cartoonist for the Signpost and the Campus News, reports that he is doing well painting portraits in Ogden. Jack studied art in Grammar school, high school, and by correspondence courses while in the Marines and while on his back in a marine corps hospital. Now in the quiet of his home, he is mak. ing it pay off. Wednesday, Officers Tell Plans For School Ballot Nominating Assembly Scheduled Tomorrow Nomination of candidates ior student body office: for the 1946 J 47 college year will be made in the annual nominating assembly. Thursday, April 11, according to an annoucemcnt by Douglas Burnett, student body president. Student offices to be filled are: president, vice-president, and secretary. Primary Set Election schedules call for a primary ballot to be held Thurs clay, April 18. Final elections-will be held Thursday April 25. In view of former experience, student officers expressed expectation of a large field of nom . inees. It has been customary in (he past for various college fraternal groups to sponsor a candidate in the primary balloting, they explained. However it was stressed that any registered student may nominate a candidate at the nominating assembly. Check Eligibility School officials warned that groups and persons planning to sponsor candidates should confer first with Mrs. Clarissc Hall, registrar, to determine eligibility requirements. Those directing campaigns must determine what restrictions are placed on such activity. According to student officers, penalties may be levied against any candidate for illegal campaign practices. New Instructor Arrives For Social Science John Benson, social science department advisor, announced the recent arrival of James R. Foulger, newest addition to the college faculty. lames R. Foulger Mr. Foulger will teach sociology, freshman orientation, and education administration. He has also been appointed as chairman of the college testing bureau. A former instructor at Ogden high school. Mr. Foulger was educated in Ogden schools and obtained his B. S. degree from the University of Utah in 1937. He obtained his M. S. degree at the Universiy of Utah in 1942. His M. Ed. was awarded at Harvard in 1945. and he is scheduled ' to receive a Ed. D. dergree from Harvard in June of this year. I During war years, Mr. Foul-I gor served with the U. S. Army Air Corps. April 10, 1946 Special Honors Planned For Students of Current Many Veterans Select Weber T? XT J - I F Ol J-iCHlCEtlOIl To some 75 veterans now on the campus, attending Weber is not a new experience but rather a continuation cf their civilian life, for they attended before so ing into service. This means that 20 per cent of the vets have chosen this school for the continuation of their education and knew in advance just what it was like. Boy For Every Girl Statistics show also that there is a boy for every girl in the school but not vice versa. Quite a change as compared with the autumn quarter wnen manpower was rationed. Of the total students registered in day school, 355 are girls and 3775 are fellows, 325 of this figure being veterans. Returned Vets Among those returning after the army interrupted their education are: Bob Allway and Dar rell Willey. Bob was a student of tfie year '43. He got his basic training at Camp Roberts, California and spent most of his military career in the Hawaiian islands. His branch was the Infantry. Bob was a Sgt. Major -in duty and a Sgt. in rank. He will be eligible for graduation this spring. Darrell Willey attended in '43. He spent his time in the Army Air Force in the China-Burma-India theater of warfare as an Engineer-Gunner on B-24 air. craft. Amcng his tours of duty, were 42 missions on bombing routine and 28 Hump trips. His decorations Include the Silver Star. Distinquished Flying Cross and three Clusters, the Airmedal 'and several Clusters. Darrel is the only Political Science Major t Weber. Scribe Welcomes Arrival of Spring By Richard Bingham Ah the budding of green leaves, little green shoots of grass pushing through the moist brown mother earth. The air Is filled with that wonderful fresh 'smell of everything coming to life. The great outdoors is beckoning to us, calling for us to I come out out from behind those closed doors, those musty-old rooms. It's spring spring has come at last, ycu can look down one of jthe walks almost any time and i see a fair maid gazing into her fond lover's eyes Chose eyes). Come let us be happy. !e'. u be gay, let us dash around bedecking things with flowers ant! such Spring! Spring! Tra la la la We'll have to wait till May for the flowers-you know what happens after April showers. But who cares about time when it's spring. OOfl School Year s COMMITTEE WILL DETERMINE 1 SCOPE OF PROPOSED PLAN Details of a new award system for Weoer College stu-! dents will be made known in the near future, accord-i ing to an announcement this week by Mr. Charles Os mond, chairman of a student-faculty committee recently appointed to study the question, of Honors and Awards. Both Mr, Osmond and President H- A. Dixon said they will recommend that special awards be made to outstanding students at the close of this school year, since the new plan will not go into effect until next fall. Representing the faculty on i w t ii i . weoer r acuuy Will Attend Aggie Meeting Students to Give Assembly Here April 22 at 8 o'clock p. m. We. her College faculty members will be guests of the Utah State Agricultural College faculty at he L. D. S. Institute at the edge cf the A. C. Campus. Program Planned The Weber faculty will present a program in honor of their hosts. Various numbers given 'from parts of "Vagabond King a classical play presented by Weber College members for Og. denites in March, will be given. President Henry A. Dixon of Weber College will give a speech on "Philosophy of Junior College Movements" and finally Mrs. Pearl Allied, one of Webers English Instructors will give a literary selection of her own choosing. Social Event After the meeting the event will become a social affair. This meeting constitutes only one of a number given by the A C. Faculty for the various Jun ior Colleges of Utah. On April 23rd students of the Utah State Agricultural College will treat Weber students to an assembly program. This program is a student affair and not sponsored by the faculty. They have promised it to beinteresting. Publications May Recover in 1946 The outlock for publications in the 1946-1947 school year is brighter than it has been for the past couple years during which time enrollment and student spirit ran low. Signpost, the only publication currently appearing on the campus shows improvement when compared with those published earlier in the school year. Perhaps to some degree, the credit is. due the students who returned to Weber after a very necessary delay in their school lives. Offers Kxperience Experience that will be bene ficial in later life is offered by work done on any of the publications which were formally part NUMBER 18 the committee arc Mr. Sheldon P. Hayes, Mr. O. M- Clark. And Mr. Jchn Benson. Representing the students are student body vice-present Jeanette Draayer, Mr. Earl Slack, and Miss Arlene Briem, who is student chairman of the grorp. Others Studied "Letters have been sent to other Junior colleges asking how they handle this problem,!' explained Mr. Osmond, "From these, and other material we are studying, the new plan will be formulated." "Some features of the old award system, which was dis-. carded twi, years ago. no doubt will be retained," he continued, "Such as Orion, and perhaps also Hie medals and certificates, but there will be more emphasis on scholarship and less on extra. curricula!1 activities." Awards varied Under the old set-up points were given students lor scholarship and extra activities, such as athletics, speech.' music, jmiin alism, and leadership. Top honors consisted of membership in Orion, exclusive hon-orary society, with gold and silver medals for sophomores, and certificates of recognition for I freshmen. ! PlW ide Stimulus "In past years," Mr. Osmond I further explained. "The Award Assembly was an outstanding j event, and the awards themselv. i es represented a real and valuable stimulus to student activity. I The Student body has again reached a size where that stimulus Is desireable." 1 Stressing the point that hon. ors will be limited and exclusive, the committee chairman rc- I quested suggestions from both i students and faculty, that the final plan will represent the desires of all. of the college. j Among the dead or sleeping publications are: Scribulus and 1 the Acorn, the school annual. ; These were, said Mr. Nilsson. of ; very high quality and workman ship, the Scribulus having been in all probability among the best school magazines in Utah. The oresent repistr.'itinn ff xKrtY- ..i ! lows for the return of these nub. lications next school year. Seek Top Rung The publications' committee expresses itself as wanting to share again the too runt? with I the pace setting publications of the country, as soon as printing, I facilities and funds, student abll. 1 ity and interest permit.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1946-04-10, Vol. 9, No. 13|
|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.|