Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1952-03-191
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Volume XV WEBER COLLEGE, OGDEN, UTAH, MARCH 19, 1952 Number 8 Pres. Dixon Urges Four-Year Status And R.O.T.C. Unit for Weber College Utah's second most populous area will "slip downhill for lack of educational opportunities," claimed President Henry A. Dixon, unless its college can be given a four-year status and an R. 0. T. C. unit. Occasion for the speech was Weber's annual "Weber Day", March 5, complete with ground breaking of the new campus and a musical revue, "This is Weber", where Dixon delivered his address in the evening. Dixon reprimanded those who were sceptical about giving Weber its four-year status because they claimed it would cost too much. As argument, President Dixon offered seven reasons why the state could afford such a college: 1. Costs per student at Weber are less than at any other state institution of higher learning. 2. Because the state appropriates money on a per student basis, it would not cost any more to educate Ogden students in Ogden rather than in Salt Lake or Logan. 3. In some respects we already have a four-year set-up in Ogden only on a more expensive basis. There are 388 Ogden students taking U.S.A.C. and U. of U. classes taught at Weber in the evening. It certainly costs more for the U. or the A.C. to operate these classes here than Weber could. 4. Ogden students must be furnished with state-financed dormitories if they have to go away to school. 5. Other savings would come through prevention of unemployment, divorce, dependency, crime and delinquency. The prevention will only come through proper education.6. It is far more sensible and economical to give candidates for military service education at home rather than wait for the government to do it at federal expense. 7. Weber's plan calls for only four year instruction in the fields of liberal arts, education, business and home economics, not in the expensive courses such as medicine, law, dentistry and engineering. Dixon believes that the Ogden area is carrying the burden of filling the state's draft quota because it has no R.O.T.C. unit to defer the eligible students while all the other centers of population have. "Ogden is being bled white" of its ambitious young men because of a lack of R.O.T.C. opportunity for continued education, said Dixon. He thinks that the students are laxing on the what's-the-use idea knowing full well they will have to go into service. Sigma's Flannel Dance Set Friday Sigma Delta Phi's Flannel Frolic will be held at the college ballroom Friday, March 21, 1952 at 9:00 p. m., a club spokesman said Tuesday. The dance will be sport with music by the Rythmaires. Admission will be one dollar per couple. Sigma spokesman said the club's handbill distribution earlier in the week gave an erroneous impression of the dance. Rather than a "compulsory" nightgown dance, the club said, the dance is to be also an informal sports dance and should rank as one of the most interesting social functions of the college year. By the cheap date they meant only the inexpensive $1.00 admission, he said. ' Former Weber Student Dies in Korean War Funeral services for former Weber student, Caroll Edvalson, killed in Korea December 9, will be at 1 :00 p. m., March 22, at the Lindquist Mortuary. Edvalson, who attended the college in 1950, was a member of the 17th U. S. Infantry regiment of the Seventh division. Weber Places High In Oregon Forensics Weber college speakers placed high in a recent forensic tournament held at McMinnville, Oregon, March 6, 7, 8, taking second place in women's debate and second in oratory. Jane Powell teamed ,up with Kay Jon Mildon to grab second in the debate competition. Miss Milden also was given second place in oratory. Dick Richards and Myron Child won four out of six debates in the men's division, and Richards reached the finals in extempt. Called the "Tournament of Champions", some 36 colleges in the West participated. Leland H. Monson attended as advisor. Social Committee Sets YC Dinner Dance Date, Mar. 28 Annual dinner dance, sponsored by the student body of Weber college, will be held Friday, March 28 at 9:00 p.m. in the college ballroom. Under the direction of the Social committee and co-chairmen Beth McFarlane and Rey Arnold, the dance will carry a "Manhattan Cafe" theme. During intermission a floor show will be presented as the featured attraction of the evening. Ben Trimble and his orchestra, currently starring at the White City Ballroom, will provide music for the evening. Heels and home will be in order, officers said. Committees have been chosen and are working on the different phases of the social, under the supervision of Mae Welling, dean of women. Corsages, boutonieres will not be in order. Admission will be $1.50 per couple. Tickets may be purchased at the student registration or from any member of the social committee. Military, What Shall I Do? The military draft has raised a veiled barrier across the educational pathway of the youth of Weber college. Complication in the law and half-truths from various agencies cause many to think they have met the barrier when they have not; disinterest and disillusionment'cause many to drop from the pathway of education when in reality the barrier can easily be pierced. Do not (1) enlist, (2) transfer into an R.O.T.C. at another school, or (3) quit school for a job without knowing the facts You won't meet the draft barrier at least until after June 30th, until you are more than 20 years old. When you are ordered to report for induction, a statutory deferment will keep you on the educational pathway until the end of the then current academic year. Thereafter, the opportunity for further deferment exists. Also, marriage and parenthood, adverse changes in physical condition 'and instances of severe hardship which arise during the period you have a student deferment will give you the right to further deferment for these additional reasons. 1. The opportunities for those who enlist are no better then for those who wait to be drafted. Furthermore, the Armed Forces agreement denying enlistment to those who 'have had their pre-induction physical' examination which goes into effect after March 31, 1952, unless postponed again, will not affect students; a student deferment erases the pre-induction physical examination that a student gets. 2. What about R.O.T.C? An Air Force R.O.T.C. will admit Weber college graduates or transfers. If you do not finish the R.O.T.C. while you are getting an A.B. degree, you will be deferred to get an advanced degree while you complete R.O.T.C. Physical fit fellows with a B average can apply for admission into Navy R.O.T.C. at the end of their freshman year at Weber college. (Continued on Page 2) "We&ef Bay" CSai " '- y 'i st I - ' ' r I j ' ' Y - if i (. iA President David O. McKay, leader of L.D.S.- Church, gives encouraging words for the future Weber college and recalls the days when he was second principal of Weber academy. Occasion was Weber Day revue, March 5, before the packed Ogden high auditorium. "Newsletter" Praises Weber College Weber college was highlyf praised on four separate counts in the February rsewsieuer oi the Northwest Junior College Association, it was learned this week Cooperation between school and community, evening school, school, reading clinic, and new campus were the items mentioned in the publication.' Citing new courses in economics, psychology, and production which the college is offering at the Clearfield Naval Supply depot, the Newsletter went on to say that "excellent cooperative relations have been developed through the years at Weber college, Ogden, under the leadership of President Henry A. Dixon. . . ." Later, following a report of night school activities throughout the Northwest, the publication quotes from President Dixon's report on Weber's evening school and says the statement "merits exact quotation because of the philosophy of community-college service which it expresses." "People are crowding into the evening school because of the offerings and opportunities afforded them," President Dixon's report said. "To some persons night school classes mean an opportunity to better their employment situations, while to others it means a chance to accumulate academic credits toward a college degree." The President continues by pointing out the hobby interest, or homemaking interests, or strictly cultural interests makes this night program "in line with the general Weber College philosophy of a community college."The recently instigated reading clinic was also reported by the Newsletter. "Students are referred to the clinic by teachers of all departments, but especially advan- n Two weeks ago today Weber college brought to a close its first Weber Day which was hailed by many as one of the most successful celebrations ever staged by the college and community. In the main address of the day President David O. McKay of the L. D. S. Church expressed his congratulations to the college and particularly to its president, Dr. II. A. Dixon. President McKay said that character building was the "prime purpose for which the college was organized." He also went on to recall the trials of the school from the time of its beginning as a high school, called Weber Stake Academy through its various stages as Weber Academy, Weber Normal Academy and finally as Weber college.On "Weber Day", March 5, classes were dismissed for the duration of the day at 11:00, at which time a student body assembly was held in the Moench auditorium under the direction of Dr. Jennings G. Olson. At this assembly Douglas Stringfel-low, Weber college class of '43, was master of ceremonies. Stringfellow introduced the other speakers on the assembly which in-, eluded President Dixon, Dr. Creer, members of the first classes at Weber Academy and charter members of the faculty. Following this a luncheon was held for the alumni in the cafeteria and was presided over by Doug Burnett, president of the Alumni Association and Maurice Richards, County Attorney. Shortly after 1:30 a parade of Weber students, faculty, and floats proceeded along Washington Blvd. The floats in this parade were made and sponsored by the different deT partments on the campus. Officials of the college said they were especially gratified over the response and cooperation received from the merchants and military installations in the vicinity. That afternoon, at 3:00, the Groundbreaking program got under way with President Dixon introducing numerous speakers. After this the crowd moved to the groundbreaking site at which President Dixon and student body prexy Fred Ball turned the first shovels full of soil to begin construction on the new campus. That evening at the "This Is Weber" program President William Critchlow of the South Ogden stake of the L. D. S. church offered the invocation. This was followed by speeches from Dixon and McKay. The musical revue which followed was directed by John O. Kelly who also was over-all director for the day. The script of the show was written by Wayne Carver and Dean Farnsvvorth of the Weber college faculty. Dick Slater presented the old spirit of Weber and Ron Ross depicted the new Weber spirit. These members of past and present eras compared the two eras and finally came to the conclusion that the attributes of Weber college had their beginnings in the first class at Weber Academy. tageous use of the clinic has been made by the instructors of basic communications." According to the report, increases in reading rate of "more than 100 or 200 per cent on the part of individual students are common." On the back page of the Newsletter a two paragraph report of developments on the new campus is given. "Current plans call for the college to occupy the new campus during the fall of 1953", the report said.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1952-03-19, Vol. 15, 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.|