Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1948-10-151
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i v v. " -s i? ' 5 - " . - s8 l- " r ?. J : ; Jf"" ' C " i t' ' V !- i 'i i I 4 - f . I f ' V ... ' ill ' ' Weber College Dramatics Takes to Road Blue skies and sunshine aided in the success of "Box and Cox", a Street play of the 16th century revived for the first time in the United States by the Weber college Theater Workshop. The play, a "melodramatic comedy", featured Mary Ann Wyatt and Jay Jenson (above) and Don Soelberg (not in picture). Scenery and actors were hauled from place to place in trucks. Clowns performed while scenery was erected on bare streets. The play was presented 12 times in 12 different locations during the two-day run last Friday and Saturday, and was watched by 2000 Ogdenites. Sec. 562 P. L. Volume 12, Number 3 COMING ATTRACTION Next in Royalty Parade -Homecoming Queen Selection of a Homecoming queen and her attendants will be a highlight of pre-homecoming activities, Student Body President Jack Critchlow has announced. Nominations were made in assembly Friday. Check Status V. A. Tells 'Alien' Vets More than 1,000 veterans transferring from other states to colleges in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and particularly New Mexico, should clear their eligibility at once for further training under the G-I Bill and Public Law 16 (for disabled veterans). The Veterans Administration warned Thursday. These veterans, many of whom have used up most or all of their eligibility in other schools, have transferred to this area without even troubling to have their records transferred or to obtain the necessary supplemental certificates of eligibility, V.A. said. Under the law, V.A. can pay these veterans only from the date they file their applications for supplemental certificates, not from the date they enroll. In some instances, the veteran's files will show he Is not entitled to additional training. Therefore, he will receive no subsistence, yet he will still be liable to the school for tuition and matriculation expenses, it was pointed out. In the case of disabled veterans, many have almost completed rehabilitation training under Public Law 16 in other states. Enrolling in this area, they attempt to change their educational objectives. Unless these new courses are acceptable to V.A.'s experienced advisors, neither subsistnee payments nor tuition for these veterans can be authorized. Public Law 16 requires that the V.A. exercises supervision over disabled veterans in training. & R , , ' .y 1 -r Primary elections of queen can- didates will be held next Friday in conjunction with final freshman class elections. Final queen elections will be held sometime the following week, Mr. Critchlow said. The winning candidate will reign over Homecoming activities scheduled for Oct. 29. Snake Dance Preparations for a full day of activities are being made as rapidly as possible, Mr. Critchlow stated. Included in the event schedule is an assembly at 10:30 a. m. which will include both student and alumni participation, a snake dance through downtown Ogden and a rally at noon, and an elaborate parade which will include floats from many college social and professional clubs, and other organizations. These activities will precede a Homecoming Wildcat football clash with Fullerton, Cal. junior college at S p. m. in the Ogden stadium. Halftime activities are also planned. Homecoming Dance Concluding event of the day will be a Homecoming dance in the Weber college ballroom. Fullerton football players and junior college Goodwill convention delegates will be guests of the college at all activities, Critchlow said. Committees now working, on Homecoming events include the rally committee, snake dance and rally; dance committtee, Homecoming dance; and Lew Cook, Phy llis Parker, Doyle Strong, parade. Inter-Club Council Meets Members of the inter Club Council were asked Thursday to open their homes to one or two visiting officers of other colleges coming here October 28, 29. and 30. The. purpose of their coming is to compare problems, and see how each other meets his problems. The meeting is an annual affair. Friday, October 15, 1948 Critch!ow Gives Election Info Primary elections for Freshman class officers are scheduled for Monday, Jack Critchlow, student body president, announced today. Officers to be elected include a freshman class president, vice president, ..secretary - treasurer, historian, and representative to the board of control, Critchlow stated. Candidates for the primary balloting were nominated during assembly today. ELVIRA FANGLESNAP Cracked Correspondent Now Oasis Reporter Deer hunting season is open here in the land of push, for one month. School has just begun at Weber, with open season year round. When last we saw Miss Fanglesnap, buried under not proposals but orange hulls, her last words were, "Happy Hunting.' If the Vital Statistics run to form as they have at Weber, it probably will be. For those of you who as yet are unaware of the Fanglesnap tradition, the corruption will begin now with a brief introduction. Miss Elvira Fanglesnap, noted cracked foreign correspondent of the Weber college signpost, is temporarily residing in Winnemuc-ca, Nevada. Those in the know call it the land of push. This gem of an oasis is nestled 'neath Win-nemucca Mountains' towering peak, and the metropolis is bisected by the serenely majestic dry bed of the Humbolt river. Winnemucca is one of the most spiritual cities in the west. More spirits pass over the plank per capita than any place except Two-Bit street. Several Weberites have been doing penance after their pilgrimage to the Mint, chief dispenser of spiritual fortitude. It is only fitting and proper that a spiritually minded person like Miss Fanglesnap should reside here. In a recent statement to the press. Miss i anglesnap observed 'My night life is killing me. I'm just a stiff on the graveyard shift, 'Hasty Hearts' Scheduled For First 'Theater' Play Student Participation Urged h Weber-Ogden Dramatics "Hasty Hearts," a comedy by John Patrick, will be presented in the Weber college auditorium November 18, 19, 20, as the first of three plays to be produced by the Community Theater this year, according to John Kelly and Thatcher Allred, theater workshop advisors at Weber college. J. C. Session Plans Set, Prexy Notes Plans for the Intermountain Jun-or College Goodwill convention to be held at Weber college Oct. 28-30 are well underway, according to Jack Critchlow, student body president.Committees have been appointed to arrange for all phases of the convention, Critchlow said. The convention, which will include delegates from junior colleges throughout the intermountain region is held as a clearing house for mutual problems pertaining to student government, assemblies, a-wards, publications, and athletics, and to develop goodwill between the participating schools. This is the first time the annual convention has been held at Weber. Each participating school is scheduled to have five delegates and a faculty advisor present. One delegate will be assigned to represent the college in each problem discussion. The convention will go to work Friday following registration, a joint' meeting of all delegates, and a tour of Ogden and the Weber college campus Thursday afternoon. Problem discussions will be held in panel form for each category. Each problem for discussion has been assigned to a different school which will furnish a chairman to introduce topics and guide the discussion. Tentative assignments include: awards, Phoenix junior college, Phoenix, Arizona; athletics, Dixie college, St. George, Utah; student government, Mesa college, Grand Junction, Colorado; assemblies, Southern Idaho College of Education, Albion, Idaho, and publications, Weber college. Sectional discussion groups will meet Friday morning and afternoon, and again Saturday morning. Final reports of all sections will be given during a joint meeting at 11 a. m. Saturday. Final event of the convention will be a banquet for all delegates at 12 o'clock Saturday in the Weber college cafeteria. I have a squeeze play all of my own. A whole crate of oranges resulting in that brimming glass of fresh orange juice brimming, hell. The patrons are lucky if they can find it with an electron microsope when I get through pouring it." On this gracious note, the conversation veered to a recent article in the Signpost's chief competitor, the Salt Lake Tribune. This article concerned the Flaming W hike, where flaming youth elimbes to great heights. Ah, what fond thoughts stir in Fangies muddled mind. The merry jests and jolly laughter as her friends .died to push her off Mount Og den! Their gleeful shouts as she bounded down the mountain side to disappear in the darkness below. The football team seems to be doing OK for itself. What an imposing line up! 5,000 fans! Egad! In the days when that crack journalistic team of Ricks and Beach, was the spirit of the Signpost, Fangie recalls that they turned over rocks, coke bottles, and looked under other flotsam and jetsam of the rodeo for a live fan, hut like Diogens, looked in vain. That turnover game, would be a cinch, now. Itumor has it that one of the players, No. 45, wears sus penders and is quite addicted to them. Would that be called hold- ing up his end? The comedy, with an underlying tragic motif, will feature Weber college students and residents of Ogden, Mr. Kelly said. All roles are awarded on the basis of dramatic tryouts, he stated. "Little Foxes" The second play, "Little Foxes," will be played February 3, 4, and 5. "Little Foxes" is a play of the South during the reconstruction period. Bette Davis was the leading actress in the movie of the same name. The season will end May 5, 6, and 7 with the play "The Village Green," a story of New England life. Mr. Kelly will direct "Hasty Hearts" and "The Village Green" and Mr. Allred "Little Foxes." The Community Theater is working a relationship between the Ogden residents and the Weber college student body. Casting is accomplished from students and community. Any student is allowed to try out. Students Help A meeting was held Monday by the student body Community Theater committee with the Community Theater board ticket committee and plans were made for student participation in Community Theater ticket sale drive throughout Ogden students of Weber will be admitted by their activity cards. Regular selling price for the public will be $2.50 for the season. Plans were laid for an additional night of performance for high school students at reduced prices. As a result of the planning it is expected that the students and the community will receive financial as well as entertainment benefit. The plays will be presented in the Weber college auditorium. Special Scenery Carl White, who is receiving his masters degree in stage craft at the University of Utah is designing, constructing, and painting all of the scenery for these plays. This is the first time the college has had a scenic artist on the campus. Mr. White is also teaching a class in scenic work and supervising stage works for assemblies, oratorios and all other campus dramatics. "Box and Cox," the theater workshop street performance was played Friday and Saturday at 12 different locations from Washington Terrace to Bonneville Park and from Grant to Malan Avenue. Well Pleased "We presented 'Box and Cox' to audiences of 100 to 150 at each performance; these were composed of persons from kindergarden to grandmothers. The plays were presented in the streets and those watching brought chairs and pillows from their homes to sit on. I am happy to say that no one has walked out on any performance. We were well pleased with the appreciation we received wnen many asked us to come back again. It is expected that we will take a similar show around in the spring," Mr. Kelly stated. Besides being presented on the streets the play was put on for the Elks club of Ogden yesterday and the Weber college student body today. Cast The vagabond cast for "Box and Cox" was Mary Ann Wyatt, Don Soelberg, Jay Jensen, Thayne Harris and Carl White with the scenery.All students in the theater workshop class including the vagabond players are preparing for the next play "Nothing But the Truth," which featured Bob Hope in the movies. The cellar theater at the Bertha Eccles home will be the place of presentation November 30 and December 1, 2, 3, 4. Admission will be 50 cents.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1948-10-15, Vol. 12, No. 3|
|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.|