Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1948-11-051
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Sec. 562 P. L. & R. 1 AR)0 r i) Weber college "social" clubs received an official and deserved blow Monday when the board of control decided that recent activity and inactivity of many of the organizations is subversive and offensive to the best interests of the school. This is not a new charge, but is one that requires constant, re-emphasis. All too often the "brothers" and "sisters" get so wound up in fraternity lethargy that they completely forget or ignor the school which chartered them. It is to be understood that the board of control and the Signpost do not place all Weber college clubs in this bracket. Some of the organizations have been a genuine credit to the college. There are very few, however, who could not improve their attitude toward student body functions. Discussion of the situation began when it was reported that an attempt was made by members of Sigma Delta Pi to break through the "unguarded" r Volume 12, Number 6 Weber Alumni Vows 'Greater College' Aid "Unqualified support of the Alumni Association of Weber College for a newer, bigger, better, and more beautiful Weber college" was pledged by Piatt W. Fuller, Alumni Association vice president, at the Homecoming assembly Friday. -f He called for the unlimited sup Seen Wet Blanket Heavy out-of-class assignments on student body activity nights received a verbal lashing in a board of control meeting Monday. Board members, who believe heavy assignments account for small turnouts at student functions, sought a method where'by assignments could' be reduced on nights of important student events such as football and basketball games and student parties. General Opinion The general opinion prevalent throughout the discussion was that little official action could be taken to alleviate the "distressing'' matter. Unofficial actions were suggested, however. Probably the best of these was advanced by Robert A. Clark, dean of faculty and administrative appointee to the board. He stated that class members should offer reminders and hints to instructors of impending major activities. A suggestion by a student member advocated gentle booing when assignments are made. Best Conclusion The best conclusion was by Dr. James Foulger, college treasurer and ex-officio member of the board, who summed the situation up as "probably nothing can be done." That is no reason why it shouldn't be tried. ASSEMBLY FETES EDUCATION A special Education week assembly will be held next Friday at 11 n. m., Dr. Basil Hansen said Thursday.He stated that the program will emphasize on education theme and will feature a well-known speaker. 'Marriage' Theme of Osborne Lecture "Romantic and Realistic Factors-fChild in Marriage," a lecture by Dr. Ern est G. Osborne. Columbia university professor of education, will be given to Weber students in a special assembly at 11 a. m. Tuesday. The lecture is in conjunction with the Family Life institute at Weber college Monday and Tuesday. Osborne is the institute leader. Other Duties Dr. Osborne, besides his Columbia duties, is program coordinator for the National conference on Family Life, president of the National Council on Family Relations and vice president of the Friday, November 5, 1948 port of college faculty and students to the Greater Weber college cam paign. He stated that the Alumni association is. determined to "get Weber college football out of the muck left from horse operas." Mr. Fuller's talk was the welcoming address of the Homecoming assembly which included talks by Henry A Dixon, Weber college president, Robert Clark, Dean of Faculty, and Jane Ann Slater, Weber college graduate. Students Participate The program was announced by Jack Critchlow, ASWC president, and included musical and dramatic numbers by Weber students and alumni. A featured event of the assembly was the crowning of Homecoming Queen Martha Graham and royal aids, Peggy Wood and Patsey Pollard. Miss Graham received an orchid corsage and a necklace while the aids received orchid corsages and chocolates. "Greater Weber" The assembly program, under the general theme of "A Greater Weber College" was divided into five sections including Friendship, scholarship, community service, vision, and extra-curricular activities. Each section portrayed what has contributed to the past, present, and future greatness of the college. The Dorian singers walked away with the first prize float in the Homecoming parade Friday afternoon. Their float, "Voice of the Future" was awarded $40 on the basis of originality, beauty, and ap-propriatness to the "Greater Weber" theme. La Dianaeda, girls social club, won the $30 second place prize, and the freshman class and Iota Tau Kappa won thir and fourth place prize of $20 and $10, respectively. All floats were subsidized $5 by the board of control. Study Association of Ameri--Hings ca. In 1946 he went to China as consultant of the China Aid council. He is also the author of several widely used books on child guidance. Theme of the institute, which will open Monday at 2 p. m., in the Weber college auditorium, is "Guiding Growing Children." Dr. Osborne's first talk, "Letting Children Be Themselves," will be given during the opening session. Lectures and Panels Additional lectures and panel discussions include "Who Should Be Boss," "Old Problems in New Set- Homecoming parade last Friday. This action narrowly missed causing a serious accident with an Army truck which had been loaned, without charge, to the school. The damage the incident did the college is great. Army officials have given notifications that further cooperation in Weber college activities cannot be expected. An inspection of the constitutions of the various social organizations will show that virtually all of them were formed to promote the interests of the college. Some clubs have entirely failed to do this, and most have made only feeble efforts. The time may not be far distant, as a board of control member suggested, when the board will be forced to cancel all club charters and demand strengthening and re-ratification of all club constitutions as a requirement of charter renewal. The Signpost will highly endorse this procedure when and if it is taken. Club faithful will re-emphasize the time worn ar- Vv f Hi y x Sparkling the front page this week is Gerrie Reese, our "Coed of the the piano, Gerrie is a "top-notch" reporter on the Signpost staff. Vital blue eyes, 5 feet 3 inches tall, and weighs 112. Photo Utah Academy Sessions Open at Weber Tonight A warm welcome was extended to the members and representatives of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, today by Dr. Ross Hardy, general committee chairman of the convention opening tonight. i Dr. Hardy has called upon the (What Children Need in the Community." "Does Father Have a Place" and the assembly address. The purpose of the institute is to promote intelligent guidance to children and youth in the community and helping to strengthen family life. Four general sessions for parents and people working with children and families will be held in the college auditorium at 2 and 8 p. m., Monday and Tuesday. Melba S. Judge, family life instructor for Weber college and Og-den schools, is chairman of the institute planning committee. gument that it is only the clubs who are supporting the school. The charge is old and untrue. It is a few individual club members, who can see farther than the inner circle of the brotherhoods, together with a near equal amount of non-affiliated students, who are leading and supporting Weber events. Other club members as well as unaffiliated students turn up at events without enthusiasm. A distatsteful event occurred when many of the Weber students walked away from the Homecoming football game last Friday long before the game was over. The college is not proud of students who displayed "spirit" such as this. Let us repeat again that the Signpost is not against clubs which are fulfilling their duties to the college. We are solidly against any organization which becomes subversive and offensive to the school. We believe that an investigation of all club constitutions and activities is sorely needed. Coed of The Week students and faculty members to support this convention with the usual enthusiastic Weber hospitality.Approximately 300 members from all over the state compose the society. They include scientists from government agencies, doctors, chemists, and teachers. Sessions will begin tonight at 8 p. m., in the Weber auditorium. The music department has prepared a special program under the direction of Roland Parry. Free Lecture Dr. Avard Fairbanks, dean of school of fine arts at the University of Utah, will give a lecture and an art demonstration. The meeting is (Cont. Page 2, Col. 2) Week." In addition to playing statistics include: blonde hair, by Sam Stevens. Editorials, Articles Preferred by Blind Newspaper editorials, short articles from popular magazines and poetry are tops on the preferential list of reading for the blind. That is the opinion of members of the Speech 1 class who have developed a program of reading to blind people every Wednesday at 2.30 p. m., in Ogden's Carnegie library, according to Carol Folk-man, chairman of the reading groups. Red Cross Project The American R.cd Cross is pri marily responsible for the reading groups, although the readers are students in the Weber college speech department, Miss Folkman said. Thatcher Allred, Speech 1 instructor, is directing the program. Two Committees Under the present arrangement, Miss Folkman explained, two committees of throe girls alternate for the weekly sessions.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1948-11-05, Vol. 12, No. 6|
|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.|