Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1948-04-021
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Solons Give $108,000 To College ' Legislature Passes S. B.6 Over Only One Opposing Vote Senate bill six, appropriating $108,000 to make up the loss suffered .when the number of veterans expected to enroll this year at Weber college failed to do so, passed both houses of the state legislature with only one dissenting vote during the special legislative session which closed last week. The document was signed by Governor Herbert B. Maw Thursday, March 25. The shortage of funds which oc-cured at Weber cannot truly be called a deficit, President H. A. Dixon stated this week, but was a case where the estimate of funds needed by Weber college fell short of the actual requirement. The estimate for funds presented to the regular session of the legislature included $311,000 to be raised by the college in tuitions, and $300,-000 to be appropriated by the state. Make Estimate The college faculty and the Veterans administration office, which made the estimate, based their opinion on an expected enrollment of 1800 students, including 900 veterans.The two groups were separated in the estimate because while veterans pay $201 for fees,non-veterans pay only $67. Actually, only 627 veterans enrolled this year, which resulted in the $108,000 deficit in the estimate presented to the state legislature for both this and next year's funds. Dixon Comments Commenting on the bill, Dr. Dixon said, "I feel that 'inasmuch as it wasn't a deficit expenditure, but a case in which we didn't receive the money which the legislature wanted us to have, it was in every way justifiable. I appreciate Governor Maw putting it in his oall to the legislature; otherwise, it wouldn't have been taken into consideration. Also, I am grateful to the entire legislature for the fine support they gave us." Probable Curtailment Had the funds not been appropriated by the legislature, Weber probably would have been required to curtail its activities to an extent that its program would be seriously impaired. If the decline in registration of veterans continues at the same rate next year as this year, the college would run short an additional $73,-000, it was reported. ELVIRA FANGLESNAP Butt Bout Suggested As Cure for Ennui As one wolf said to the other, "Whilst making our way thru life, we find that all beds are not rose beds." With, this apt misquotation, Elvira Fanglesnap opened her first press commen tary of the spring quarter. Weather not withstanding, this is the spring quarter. Print dress week will be coming on, and the fair flowers of Weber are already nicking the Paterde Familias for plenty. This year, the price of print ranges from an exclusive $12.90 to an everyday 35 ducats. Even the male elements are presenting a touching subject For instance, the case of Art Holloway. It appears he wants a sports shirt that buttons up at the top, just like the other boys are wearing. (Incidentally, this latest fashion trend presumably has come with the new aggressiveness in women.) Sports Flitting Spring sports are flitting around the non-ivy covered halls of Weber. Skiers are still making impressions at Snow Basin. Tennis players are starting to demonstrate that their rackets have the guts to hit the ball back. Fresh air is here to stay also out-door sports. There has been a noticeable lack of fresh air sports and contests for Sec 562, P. L. & Volume 11, Number 17 LONG AT COLLEGE Noted Educator Dies lliliil mmmmmm Funeral services for John Benson (above), veteran Weber college educator, will be conducted this afternoon. the bohemian element of the We ber college intelligentsia. However, ever dog must have its day and the day has come to-wit: The Montana State College "Froshponent" arrived at W. C, and bored its way into the consciousness of Fangie with the startling head "BUTTE BOY WINS BUTT BOUT!" A headline such as this is not to be bounded over lightly. A thorough perusal of the contents of the story connected with the headline revealed that a new sport has hit the West butt flipping. (Cigarette butts, that is). Hold Conference After much thought on the part of Fangie, a conference was held by such minds as Owen Barnett, the boneheads of Skull, Fanglesnap and other unmentionables. The contest rules and regulations were plotted, and discussion was held as to techniques, for instance "To hell with the blindfold" technique. This consists of the smoker taking that last deep drag on the fag, and snapping it away before he totters into the classroom a la Walter Mitty Next comes the "You CAN get blood out of a turnip" style. In this, the subject is short of weeds, and smokes it down to the last possible grain, thusly melting his inlays. However, if he has a cantilever bridge, this difficulty is averted. (Continued on Page 5, Column 4) R. Friday, April 2, 1948 Iflll John Benson, veteran intermoun- tain educator, chairman of the college social sciences division, and director of the college night and summer schools, died Tuesday morning, March 30, at his home in Ogden. Mr. Benson was 59 years old and had taught at Weber since 1933. Mr. Benson had been associated with the education of Utah youth since 1913, having served as teacher at Box Elder high school, Tre-monton; principal of the Fielding and Randolph school, and Bedford, Wyoming, schools; and superintendent of the Rich county schools. Comes To Weber He came to Weber college when it was transferred from LDS church jurisdiction to the state of Utah, and played an important role in making the college one of the better institutions of higher learning in the nation. Many individuals remember Mr. Benson for bis many classes in psychology and education and for his work in making the night school one of the largest in Utah. Mr. Benson married Mary Mc-Kinnon in 1913 and was assisted by her for several years in the night and summer school offices. The Utah State Agricultural college awarded him his bachelor's and master's degrees in education. He had also done graduate work at the University of California, Oregon State college and the University of Utah. Funeral services will be held at the Larkin and Sons mortuary, 24th and Adams, today at 2 p. m. Bishop Eddis W. Watkins will conduct the service. inn IMiln)G ?CatfDals State Board of Examiners Must Approve Possible Appropriation Additional money now available for the state institution building fund may find its way into Weber college coffers as a result of action by the recent special session of the state legislature. The giant is pending approval by the state board of examiners, composed of Governor Herbert B, Maw, secretary of state Heber Bennion, state attorney Grover A. Giles, Dr. Frank Jones, and Dr. P. T. Farnsworth. To date the board of examiners has alloted $2,208,200 of the original reserve of $2,457,255. Weber's share has totaled $30,000. Branch A. C. has received $148,700, USAC has been alloted $445,000, the University of Utah's grant totals $405,000, Snow has received $83,000, Carbon $16,500, and Dixie $40,000. Initiated Last Year The building fund for state-supported institutions, initiated August 1, 1947, by a general session of the state legislature, provided that all sales tax surplus over a $5,000,000 reserve fund should be distributed among these institutions for new construction. Funds from this building reserve were to be distributed by the state board of examiners. Additional funds will become available this month, as a result of an amendment to the 1947 law voted by the recent special legislative session, which provides that surplus funds from the sales tax reserve shall be transferred to the building fund April 1 and "every four months thereafter." These additional funds are estimated to total $719,000. Although Weber has less floor space per student than any other college in Utah, the school has consistently failed to receive funds sufficient to meet its classroom requirements, official sources reveal. State records show that Weber has received less appropriations on the basis of enrollment than has any other college in the state, even including the recent $108,000 appropriation. Ask More Money Weber supporters are currently arrguing that a portion of these additional funds should be alloted for the college's use. They contend that since Weber has the most crowded campus in the state, it should receive larger appropriations than has been received to date for building purposes. Weber has the smaller floor space of any Utah college, with 134 feet per student. Carbon college has the largest, with 292 feet. Branch A. C, which has received the largest building fund appropriations, comes next, with 287 feet. Registration Under Way As Speech Meet Nears "Entries in the national Phi Rho. Pi debate meet to be held at Weber April 15-17 are being received almost daily," said E. Carl Green, assistant chairman of the tourney, this week. A total of approximately 15 schools from six or more states are expected to enroll in the three-day contest, which is sponsored by the national junior college forensic organization, Mr. Green continued. Schools already registered include Snow college, Utah; Los Angeles city college, California; Seminole school, Seminole, Oklahoma; Pueblo junior college, Pueblo, Colorado; and Wentworth military academy, Lexington, Missouri. Weber speakers will also participate. Directed By Monson The event will be under the direction of Leland H. Monson, who will be assisted by Thatcher Allred and E. Carl Green of the Weber faculty. Mrs. Coralee G. P'pool, national president of Phi Rho Pi, will be in attendance. Categories of competition in the contest will include debate, extempore speaking, oratory, impromptu speaking, and after dinner speaking. There will be no separate divisions for men and women. Registration will be completed April 10, with registration fees of $5 for entry in the debate division, and $2 for entry in any of the other divisions. Awards Presented Trophies and individual medals will be awarded to winners in each division of competition. A sweepstakes trophy will be presented to the school capturing the highest total number of points, which will be awarded on the basis of the number of first, second, and third places won. The national meet was originally planned to take place in three separate units, including Bakersfield, California, and Winfield, Kansas, in addition to Ogden. It was discovered, however, that these two divisions would overlap local speech Law M&y Added ft meets already planned, so the entire national tournament was concentrated at Weber. A rece'ht issue of The Persuader, official publication of Phi Rho Pi, urged that the organization's chapters across the nation make plans to participate in the verbal tourney.3 Faculty Members Take Year's Leave Three Weber faculty members left the school this quarter to continue advanced study at senior universities. The three are Leland H. Monson, head of the W. C. humanities division; William H. Handley, college treasurer; and Merlon L. Stevenson, mathematics and engineering instructor. Mr. Monson and Mr. Handley will study at Stanford, while Mr. Stevenson will continue his research at the University of Utah. The three instructors are taking what is termed sabbatical leave, which allows them one year for continuance of study every six years. They receive 60 of their year's salary while on leave. Mr. Monson has two years at Stanford and one year at the University of Chicago above his bachelor's degree, while Mr. Stevenson has two years at Berkeley above his B. A., said Dr. H. A. Dixon, Weber president. Mr. Handley Is replaced as treasurer by Dr. James Foulger, while Miss Marian Read will act as head of the humanities division during Mr. Monson's absence. Dr. Dixon revealed that Mr. Handley will return to the college August, 1949, and will at that time assume the chairmanship of the school business and economicdivision.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1948-04-02, Vol. 11, 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.|