Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1947-12-051
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Sec 562, P. L. & R. WW O rj Volume 11 Friday, December 5, 1947 Number 8 &'AYKH 4 H 4 i ! X. Members of the Music department rehearse for the coming oratorio. Shown above are choir members and soloists who will sing in the production. Roland Parry, the composer, is shown right center. . (Photo By V. Jones.) FOR JOB OR SCHOOL GUIDANCE W. C. Testing System Among Best, Is Claim Weber college has one of best .' systems of vocational and placement tests to be found in any junior college dn the nation, stated Dr. William Stratford, dean of men, this week. "Many tests are given to determine college aptitude and interests," Dr. Stratford said, adding, "many fellows receiving low marks because they are in the wrong field." He pointed out that tests can enable a student to judge more accurately what his real interests and abilities are, thus enabling him to select suitable vocation. Dr. Stratford stressed that good reading habits are essential to effective study. It is for that reason, he said, that'tests on reading rate and reading comprehension are given in many orientation classes. Study Habits Essential "Unless a person has good study habits, college will be quite difficult for him," stated Dr. Stratford. "Good study habits, as determined by the various testa, range from a plus 50 to a negative 10." he added. ' Tests are given to determine vocational interests, abilities, and personality traits, as well as study habits and reading rating. For determining vocational interests, the Kuder test is employed. This test classifies the student's ' interests into nine separate fields mechanical, social service, clerical, scientific, artistic, musical, literary, persuavie, and computational. The results indicate the fields in the-fwhich success is most probable. Dr. Stratford said that if a stu dent is high in two or three areas, he can be registered for work in as many of the fields as the col-leg possesses, and be counseled' to choose between them. Personality Test "The Minnesota Multi-phasic is a good personality test," said Dr. Stratford, "and is supplemented by a questionaire among a few of the student's friends, who help to describe his personality." "All these tests," he said, "are going to be considered in regard to vocational training and placement." James Carr, one of the top vocational guidance counselors in the state, is in charge of the bureau for replacements," he added. Students fo Vole In EL of C Finals Final elections for vacancies on the board of control will be held today in the gym building lobby. Vacancies include a sophomore and two freshman seats. Those running for the positions are sophomores Glade Price and Dee Call, and freshmen Pat Casey, Alien Johnson, Roily Robison and Doug Brian. Board of control members handling the elections are Frank Biair, representing the sophomore class and Lee Lain, representing the freshman class. t Signposters Receive B. Y. Honors Layman, Ginsberg, Tunks, Carver Named Top Writers Seven honors were received by Signpost writers at the twelfth ah-nual intermounbam journalism conference sponsored by Brigham Young university November 22. Dick Layman, Signpost assis- f 7w tant editor, won " , J25s first place in 1 t J junior college ? news writing A v. ' U 1 V 1 O 1 U 1. f - second place in i the same group j editorial writ- L' ing division. t The first place s.. prize was a $25 LAYMAN scholarship to BYU, while a copy of "Thank You, Mr. President", by Merriman Smith, was presented to Layman for the second place position. Phil Tunks, Signpost editor, received honorable mention in editorial and news writing divisions, while Reporters Charles Carver and Paul Ginsberg won honorable mentions in news writing. Layman also won an honorable mention in news writing in addition to his other award. The -writing contests are a traditional feature of the annual junior college and high school press meet, held on the campus of Brigham Young university at Provo. The Signpost entered 13 news stories and four editorials in this, year's competition. Weber college delegates to the conference were Phil Tunks and Dick Layman, who reported that the Signpost compares favorably with other jaycee papers represented at the convention. Tunks and Layman led a discussion on editorial problems in the junior college division, speaking on the relations of a student newspaper to different factions within the school. Having for its theme "An Informed Public is Democracy's Safeguard", the twelfth annual BYU student press conference was held in the Joseph Smith building on the university's campus. Chairman of the event was Professor Oliver R. Smith, head of the university's journalism department. Opening with a keynote assembly in which BYU President Howard S., McDonald welcomed the visiting student journalists to the campus, the conference's morning session featured an address by Vivian Meik, political columnist on the Deseret News. Night School Prepares For Winter Quarter The schedule for the Weber college night school's winter quarter will be ready for distribution shortly, announced John Benson, night school director, this week. With 101 classes, the program will contain the greatest variation cf instruction in the night school's history, said Mr. Benson. The expansion is evenly distributed among the academic, business, homemaking, practical arts, and occupations general instructional fields. Child Is Bom7, Parry Composition, To Play in Salt Lake City, Ogden "A Child Is Born," spectacular Christmas oratorio produced and composed by Weber's own Roland Parry will take the yule-tide spotlight in Ogden and Salt Lake this year when it is presented at the Ogden high school auditorium on December 14 and at the Temple Square assembly hall in Salt Lake on December 15 and 16. '. The production is a traditional affair at Weber and will this year be at its best after 10 long years of work by Mr. Parry. The pageant of the Nativity is BLAZE STRIKES WEBER DORM Fire, caused by a short in a defective table lamp chord, struck the lower floor of the Weber college men's -domitory Monday night causing negligible damage to upper floor room and smoke damage throughout the whole structure.Starting at about 7:45 p.m. the fire swept through an in-flamable Chest of drawers and the wall backing the chest. The fire was discovered by two dorm residents, who attempted to douse the blaze with hand extinguishers. The city fire department arrived on the scene after the hand extinquishers proved ineffective, and the flame was immediately brought under control.Damage to personal belongings and the building was estimated at $200 by Dr. Basil Hansen, proctor of the 40 individuals housed in the dormitory.Teams Get L. A. Rates Results of their verbal clashes at Los Angeles were learned by members of the Weber debate squad this week. They reveal that the W. C. orators compare favorably with the other schools Which took part, in the two-day speech meet at Los Angeles city college. The Weber college debate squad left Ogden November 19 to participate in the tournament, scheduled for November 21-22. Ten debaters left under the direction of Leland H. Monson, debate coach, and E. Carl Green, assistant debate coach. The speakers were prepared to participate in pro and con discussions of the subject, "Resolved, That a Federeal World Government Should Be Established."Practice Tournament The Los Angeles contest was a practice tournament. All teams debated six rounds before the won and lost results were made known. Lawrence Burton and Haynes Fuller won four debates, while Dick Nilsson and Kaye Kilburn won five. Winn Richards and Wilford Schmidt won three. Results of the other two teams is still unavailable. Complete results and criticisms will be sent to all Weber teams at a later date. The other two teams competing for Weber were Marianna Lee and Hetty Hammon, and Doe Ward Hock and Bctte Willey. Many Teams Compete Teams from all over the western United States participated in the contest. The debates were open to both senior and junior colleges. made up of many groups from col lege musical classes, and includes a 150-voice choir, a 30-piece orchestra, three pianos and an organ for furnishing the sacred music necessary for the theme of the production. Includes Vocal Groups Vocal groups included in the production are the Dorians, the Dor-ianettes, the Musettes, and the Symphonettes, as well as tenor, soprano, alto, and bass choirs. The 30-piece orchestra, under the direction of Delmar Dickson, will accompany the majority of the numbers. "A Child Is Born" is unique among musical pageants, having one continuous drama with no break for one hour and 15 minutes. The counterpoint arrangements in matching one vocal group against another are especially noticeable, as is the precise timing necessary to coordinate the actions of the nearly 200 people engaged in the production. Performance Differs This year's presentation is different from the one shown last year, with the addition of new interludes, a new invocation, and several new arrangements. Mr. Dickson has been named coordinator of the production, with Mr. Parry as composer, director and producer. Other music department instructors engaged dn assisting Mr. Parry in the production are Clair Johnson, and J. Clair Anderson with help from all of the college musical department. Presented on OHS Stage First presentation of the oratorio will be in the Ogden high school auditorium on Sunday, December 14, at 9 p. m. Free tickets for this performance can he secured at Glen Brothers Music company, Broadbent Drug store, Walgreen's, R. M. Hoggan company, J. C. Penney company and Dunkley Music company. Tickets Available Tickets for the production in the Temple Square assembly hall in Salt Lake City on December 15 and 16 at 8:15 p. m., can be obtained at the following Salt Lake City stores: ZCMI magazine counter, Dayncs Music company, Beesley Music company, Glen Brother's Music company, and the Daynes Jewelry company. Individuals desiring to attend any of the presentations are advised to secure tickets as early as possible. Denver Professor Addresses Faculty Fred Sorenson, professor of basic communications at Denver university, addressed a meeting of Weber faculty members Monday, December 1. Mr. Sorenson declared that a thorough revision of current college programs is needed to enable the student to make better use of the material they contain. The speaker described a course in basic communications which is given as a supplement to the regular freshman English course at Denver university.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1947-12-05, Vol. 11, No. 8|
|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.|