Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1948-11-241
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Sec. 562, P. L. & R. n n 00 (51 In) 2 D i v v , . t I - ,V ' . I f x v Z t if v! " 1 J- . J . ' f, t- . ' f - X t v ; ' 1 4 Which twin r 3 VOLUME 12, NUMBER 8 1 r 'Hasty Heart' Hailed Best Weber Drama By Larry Linford Touching off the Dramatic season at Weber college, "The Hasty Heart," directed by John Grover Kelly of the speech department has been hailed as possibly the finest dramatic production to be presented in Ogden for years or for that matter, anytime. It would be difficult to conceive how art and substance could have been better synthesized than In "The Hasty Heart." One was not only witnessing a play; one was silently participating in a deeply significant slice of life. When players can do this, they have done something. Mercurial Scot As Lachlen, the mercurial but lovable Scot, Lew Cook sailed right into the heart of his audience. Not only was the "burr" very nicely done, but poise and finessee were thrown into boot. This ' reviewer feels Mr. Cook "has what it takes." In addition, he is not exactly hard to. behold from the feminine point of view. As usual Carolyn Glasmann was natural and effective in the part of Margaret, the sweetly sympathetic nurse wio eventually falls in love with Lachlen, though one never knows if the marriage actually came off. Probably not. Miss Glasmann as an actress is "just plenty good." What more is there to say. In fact, the same can be said of the entire cast. Plenty of Punch Laurence Burton provided plenty of punch as Yank. Mr. Burton has the rare ability of being able to make almost anything sound funny. The author probably had him in mind for the part. Occasional slips in that Georgian accent were insufficient to mar a really superb job. And of course we can't omit Don Soelberg, the orderly; Don E. Jones as Digger; Newell Remington as Kiwi; Keith "Smiley" Hilton as Blossom; Bruce Bushell as Tommy and Don C. Linford as the colonel. But a word for Director Kelly. Frankly, this reviewer doubted production so outstandingly brilliant could be done in Ogden. Certainly, we needn't bend the knee to work being done at other Utah universities. And a healthy share of its success belongs to Mr. Kelly. And lest we forget the sets. They were tops. Certainly a credit to Carl White, technical director. Mr. White was especially imported this year to, among other things, handle sets for this year. That's one investment that has paid for itself already. has the tony? r WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1948 W.C. Artists Construct Yule Floats A parade featuring floats designed and constructed by Weber college art students will herald St. Nick's 1948 return to Ogden at 10 a. m., Saturday. The parade, an annual affair presented by the associated merchants of Ogden and the Ogden Chamber of Commerce, will officially open the Christmas season in Ogden. Cartoon Characters The art department and art club are working in conjunction with the Ogden Chamber of Commerce in constructing the ten floats which will display large models of famed cartoon characters including Bugs Bunny, Woody Woodpecker, Don ald Duck and others. All art classes have been turned over to the project, and art club members are also assisting in the float building. Serves Community Doyle Strong, art instructor, stated that the college artists are happy to participate in the com munity project. This is another way in which Weber college serves the community, he said. Art students will follow-through the project from the original designing to the actual construction of the floats on large trucks. Christmas Theme A Christmas theme has been followed for all floats. Miniature scale models of all floats have been constructed by the art students. Professional skill has been displayed by the students in the construction of the floats. Purchase Oil Painting Money received by the Art club from the Christmas project is earmarked for the purchase of an oil painting which will be presented to the college by the club. It is expected that the painting will cost about $400. 'Truth' Play Readied for Cellar Show "Nothing but the Truth", a three act "farce" comedy will be presented by the Weber college cellar theatre during the week of Nov. 29 in the cellar of the Bertha Eccles hall. The play was written by Janice Montgomery and has been produced on Broadway and filmed twice. Bob Hope was the leading actor in the movie. The production concerns the efforts of Bob (played by Don Jones) who makes a bet that he can tell the truth for 24 hours and has difficulty doing so. Double Cast There will be a partly double cast. The first cast includes Bob, Don Jones; Ralston, Don Soelberg; Dick, Thayne Harris; Van, Jay Jensen; Bishop, Wilford Schmidt; Gwen, Joanne Nelson; Mrs. Ralston, Phyllis Hale; Ethel, Joan Brophy; Mable, Mary Ann Wyatt; Sable, Shirlene Zimmerman and Martha, Phyllis PRrker. Changes in the second cast will be Gwen by Phyllis Parker, Mrs. Ralston by Ann Hepworth, Ethel by Pat Jensen, Mable by Donna Olley, and Martha by Joan Nelson. Round Theatre Being presented in "theatre In the round," the actors wTll have an audience on all sides and the only scenery will be the furniture."Nothing but the Truth" will run for four nights with 50 persons at each performance. The audience will enter through the cellar door of the Bertha Eccles home where it will be staged. It is expected that some organizations will purchase an entire performance, and make it a theatre party. Refreshments will be served at all performances. Wilford Schmidt is business manager for the organization and tickets can be purchased from him for 50 cents. ; ft 7(DC st ' t j r-.,: a. - Bill Benson puts the finishing touches on an "inside job" on Woody Woodpecker while Gloria Wardleiph watches. The completed Woody will grace a float in the Christmas parade Saturday. Class and Individual Honors at Stake In James L Barker Verbal Tilt Weber freshmen and sophomore representatives will battle for class supremacy and individual honors when they meet in the annual James L. Barker extemporaneous speaking contest Dec. 3. GREETINGS All Weber college classes will be dismissed Thursday and Friday for a Thanksgiving recess. Regular classes will resume Monday. The Signpost desires to wish a very happy Thanksgiving day to everyone. We are sure that a minimum of cogitation will reveal multiple blessings, collective and personal, for which we can feel a true thankfulness on this Thanksgiving day. Weber Sends Six To Debate Meet Six Weber debaters traveled to Pueblo, Colo., last week to attend a Phi Rho Pi evaluation debate tournament at Pueblo junior college.Debate teams representing Weber college were Rodger Moore and Kaye Kilburn, Herbert Michel-son and Jerry Nilsson, and Patsy Pollard and Gerrie Reese. E.- Carl Green was the coach. Other Colleges The tournament was anevaluation-practice debate conducted under competitive conditions with McCook junior college, Nebraska; Seminole junior college, Oklahoma; Pueblo junior college, Colorado, and Weber participating. The judges, acting as evaluators and time keepers, reserved 15 to 20 minutes at the end of each debate to discuss performances with the debaters. Debating time was 10 minutes constructive and 5 minutes rebuttal. Results of the tournament will be sent to each debate coach. The contest, which will be held during a regular Friday assembly, has been called the most important intramural speech contest of the year by Thatcher Allred, contest chairman. Final Selections Preparations for the speaking contests are now well underway, Mr. Allred stated. He explained that instructors of English sections are conducting a series of oral speaking assignments on the basis of which a final selection of two freshman class representatives will be made. Two sophomore representatives will be chosen on the basis of eliminating contests. Individual Honors The class whose two-man team wins the contest will have its named engraved on a silver trophy which is a permanent possession of the college. The four speakers will also be judged on an individual basis and the winning contestant will receive a special cash award of $10 for outstanding individual performance, Mr. Allred said. The contest, initiated by the donor, James L. Barker, has become a traditional forensic affair at the college, Mr. Allred stated. The process of selecting these contestants has occasioned speech making each year from several hundred different students and has, thereby, largely fulfilled the design of mass participation contemplated by Dr. Barker in establishing the awards," he said. Weber Instructor Dr. Barker was formerlv an in structor at the Weber Academy during the institution's earlv his tory when it was administered by the Li. D. S. church. He later served as principal or president of the academy. In more recent years, Dr. Barker has been chairman of the department of modern language at the University of Utah. Mr. Allred stated that sophomore students who are interested in qualifying for this verbal battle are expected to make their interests known to him. A preliminary round to determine the two sophomore contestants will be conducted in M-405 at 2:30 p. m., next Wednesday. All sophomores wishing consideration for this event must be present at this preliminary contest, he concluded. Patsy Pollard Gets Historian Post Patsy Pollard was appointed historian for the freshman class last week by freshman officers. This office is a two-yeor position which consists of compiling all of the history of the events of the class from the time it enters the school until the class graduates.Miss Pollard is well qualified for the position from her experiences of the past. While at Weber high school she was secretary of the sophomore class, student council representative, and vice president of the student body, and did outstanding work as a pianist. At Weber college she was elected freshman representative to the Associated Women Students and attendant to the homecoming queen. Other freshman officers are president, Bob Anderson; vice president, Jack Madsen; secretary, Ilcne Kendall, and board of control, Bill Critchlow and Peggy Thomas.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1948-11-24, Vol. 12, No. 8|
|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.|