Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1949-02-251
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Sec. 562, P. L. & R. OlfFFA T F -j .... j (g M o) 0 UTJMULL MA olefin a Students from approximately 25 Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming high schools will participate once again in the 13th annual Weber college speech meet to be held March 4 and 5. Approximately 500 students from Utah and adjoining states have sent in their registration blanks for entering the event. Bus and passenger cars will transport the representatives to and from the tournament. Speakers from anywhere in the west are welcomed so long as they are members of secondary school student bodies. Registration blanks cannot be sent in any later than February 27, although - some changes may be made later if necessary. Contests will be held in oratory, debating and extemporaneous speaking. There will no entrance fee. Debate question is "Resolved: That the United Nations now be revised into a federal world government."The debating division will be divided into two groups, a class "A" tournament in which all debates will be judged by capable judges in the vicinity and a class "B" tournament in which participating debaters will judge each other. The class "A" divisions will be subdivided into a women's and a men's division. Mixed teams will debate in the men's division. Teams must be prepared to debate both sides of the question. Four rounds of debate will be conducted before any eliminations are made. Two defeats are necessary for elimination. If a school is to enter more than two teams the debate coaches must be willing to judge the initial rounds. Orations have no restrictions on subjects but they should have high oratorical quality: thas is "impressive and significant, genuinely moving or inspirational." Length of orations should be 7 or 8 minutes with a maximum of 10 minutes. All contestants will enter the first two rounds. Eliminations for both extemporaneous speaking and oratory are the same. In each round the place of the individual is determined. That place for the two rounds is compiled, and the seven contestants having the lowest total scores go into the finals. Each section will be made up of six or seven, and not more than eight contestants. Subjects for extemperaneous speaking will be drawn from a selection of significant topics taken from the January and February (1949) issues of the weekly news magazines, "Time" and "News Week." Speeches must be not less than five minutes nor more than seven minutes in duration. There is no limit on the number who may enter from one school in either extemporaneous speaking or oratory. Students from the same school will not be asked to compete against each other. Any regularly enrolled high school in the states named may participate in the tournament. The school traveling the greatest distance is Blackfoot high school in Idaho. The awarding of a cup to the school winning the highest number of points in each of the contests will climax the tourney Saturday at 5:00 p. m. Medals to first and second place winners will be awarded in oratory and extemporaneous speaking and the four finalists in each division of debate will be presented medals. Following the assembly at 10:30 Friday, debating will run from 11:00 a. m., until 6:30 p. m. Saturday debating will begin at 8:00 and run through until noon. Oratory and extemporaneous will be held Friday evening and. Saturday afternoon. Supervising the tournament will be Dr. Iceland H. Monson, of the college English and speech department, with the following faculty members assisting: Cluster M. Nilsson, Marian Read, Carl Green, Thatcher Allred, John Kelly, Florence Todd, Pearl Allred, Dean Gardner, Wayne Carver, and Lawrence Evans. Students from the speech class will also assist in" the event. ES MtgP?3i Vol. 12 Friday, February 25, 1949 No. 13 mm wxmBsmiMmgmmA - 'Emm t ".taHifiifisWk. : CO-ED OF THE WEEK Our Co-ed of the week is big little Dixie Clarke. Miss Clarke has a big smile, great personality and grand disposition. She is quite petite physically, however, she stands slightly over five feet and weighs 105. Opera Nears Completion "Night Must Fall" Cast Praised During W.C. Cellar Series Two More Performances Left Authorization has been received by the Utah National Guard from the director of selective service to enlist men between the draft ages 18 to 26, General J. Wallace West, adjutant announced last week. Enlistments may be made at the national guard armory, 441 Twenty-third street, Monday through Friday from eight-thirty a. m., to four-thirty p.m., and from seven-thirty to nine-thirty p. m., Monday and Wednesday.Men without prior military experience are enlisted with the grade of private and receive pay for each drill attended in accordance with their rank. Ex-servicemen are enlisted at the ranks held upon discharge. Music Director Roland Parry an-, nounced today that the opera "Rose Marie," will be presented March 7-12 in the Weber college auditorium. Rose Marie, by Rudolph Friml, is one of the most beautiful and romantic of light operas, Mr. Parry stated. This extravaganza will be outstanding in many respects. The music from this opera has always been a favorite with many, ex-cerps being used in many musical shows. The costuming will be delightful with brilliant coloring, having a French-Canadian and Indian background. There will be outstanding dramatic talent and rhythm and motion found in the dancing. The cast has been chosen with a double cast for all leading roles. The cast will include over 100 students, consisting of the dorians, 2 choir classes and one night choir class. Portraying Rose Marie will be Berna Goodwin and Colleen Price. Male leads are Marlin Hill and Don Becker. Other principal leads are sung by Bob Van Wagner, Ronnie Ross; Betty Ross, Dorine Wheeler, Phyllis Parker, Naunie Barras. Dean Bingham, Wayne Webb, Joe Hilton, Carol Laughton, Glenn Rudd, Drew Van Wagner, Jeanette Richards, Nadine Bowman, James Richards and Don Soelberg. Proof of the production's success can be found in the management and directing found behind the opera. Roland Parry is directing the production, with Delmar Dick son conducting the orchestra. Carl Green is directing the dramatic characterization. Carl White is stage director, Marva Gregory, and Marjorie Merrill are in charge of the dancing, and Alta Hirst is di recting costuming. Tickets will be on sale in the Treasurer's office Monday Feb. 28 $1.00, all seats reserved. Weber Instructor Gains Recognition Dr. Clair W. Johnson, Weber college faculty member, has won national recognition on his compositions and arrangements of orches-trial and band numbers. Many of his numbers have been used in state and national competition. He has been a critic and judge in many national contests. More than 60 original compositions for band, instrumental esembles and even an operetta have been written by Dr. Johnson. Further assignments that will take two years to complete have been accepted by him from musicpublishers. In 1937 his Provo high school band was selected from national high school competition to play at the dedication of the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco. The following year he bang teaching at Weber college. He is now instructor of music theory, teaching such subjects as ear training, sight singing, history and literature of music, conducting and harmony. On each composition 75 to 100 hours working time is spent in composing, scoring, etc. Receiving his doctor of philosophy degree in 1947 from the University of Southern California, Dr. Johnson also studied at the Brigham Young university, Northwestern, and the Juillard school of music. During the years of his graduate study he served as instructor in orchestration. At this time he became a member of Phi Kappa Phi. national honorary society, which requires straight "A" grades in graduate studies. f By Dick Critchlow The second cellar production of the Cellar Theatre is "Night Must Fall" a mystery in three acts, under the direction of John Kelly. t Cellar productions are a new form of drama to be seen at the college this season. Mr. Kelly said, "Because of hot being able to use the stage at all times, I thought this new form of play production would arouse much interest in the college students this year, also because stage sets could not be put up fast enough. Fast Moving "Night Must Fall" is a fast moving mystery in which chills are sent up and down your spine. Lighting and sound effects cause a very realistic atmosphere which keep you alert at all times. Taking care of the props and lighting is Eugent Ferrin, of the stagecraft crew. Using the simplest of devices, Eugene dims the lights and uses colored shields. Two record players are used to play gloomy accompanyment to the drama. Also two dimmer switches are used to control the effect of the lights. To light the set, three spots are placed in position along with two floods which are pointed towards the ceiling to do most of the lighting. The spotlights are used mostly for color effects. Mr. Kelly selected the best of talent for the cast. In order of their appearance to the set are: Jay Jensen as Lord Chief Justice; Anne Hepworth as Mrs. Bramson; Carol Folkman as Miss Olivia Grayne; Wilford Schmidt plays Hubert Laurie; Shirlene Zimmerman as Libby: Donna Olley as Mrs. Terrence; and Joan Brophy as Dora. Thayne Harris taking a very strong role, does a magnificent bit of concentrating on his character, Dan. Don McBride playing inspector Belsize fits his part very well because of his physical characteristics. Concentration Needed Because of almost being in the audiences laps, a tremendous power of concentration Is required of the actors. Many comments of high quality were heard from all who attended the play. Filling almost the entire house the first night, a record attendance (Continued on I'uge 3, Col. 1) Visit Europe On World Study Tour To aid in the study of the economic, political, and cultural situation in western Europe, world study tours have been arranged under the supervision of the Columbia university. The University travel service maintains educational representatives in all key cities of Europe. As soon as a party arrives, the edu-c a t i o n a 1 representatives takes charge, providing contact with some of the political and cultural leaders, and directing the party to some of the points of interest in that community. Low Rates The rate for the trips can be kept low for the parties for three reasons: (1) advantage is taken for foreign exchange, (2) good pensions or student hosties are provided in place of hotels, and (3) arrangements are made for sailings on student ships which have only one class. The cost would be somewhere around $700 from New York to New York. The trip is not made too streu- ous so that those going will get a restful vacation out of it. However, the tours do have a serious educational purpose of acquainting the members of the party with conditions in the countries visited they are England, Switzerland, and France. The desire is to open the possibility of mutual respect through contact and understanding.The leaders of the parties would like to know something of the background of those desiring to take the trips. They would like to know, also, the purpose the person has in mind in going. Trip Conductor The conductor is Dr. Paul E. Baker, Dean of men and chairman of the sociology department, Boise junior college. You may reserve a place with the party by making a deposit of $50. The tour will start from New York either around June 15th or July 1st, according to the time a student boat is available. Students requesting further information about these study tours may write to Paul E. Baker, Boise junior college, Boise, Idaho. IT AIN'T FUNNY! A most inexcusuable display of bad taste occurred this week when someone removed a ribbon from one of the typewriters in the Signpost office. The editorial staff is hamstrung enough as it is for facilities without this petty bit of chicanery. It is to be hoped the party will have grace enough to return it, even if it must be done surreptitiously (secretly to you).
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1949-02-25, Vol. 12, No. 13|
|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.|