Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1954-11-241
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v - y a r VOLUME XVIII NOVEMBER 24, 1954, OGDEN, UTAH Number 4 Thanksgiving Greetings v y f J. , , i J t J . J; k f ; ?' . ..' , ' V .--r ! " KJfr- n w Somewhere in New England on a cold autumn day a shot rang through the crisp air and the hunt was on. This could well have been the starting of the first Thanksgiving. The first harvest of a little new-England colony had Beverly Coleman is the saucy little servant who holds for inspection the favorite Thanksgiving dish Turkey. rawl of The Century A Kiddie Classic AUKDI MONTGOMERY to Johnnie, ."Honey, you're crazy! I mean, Cap Standish is a ghmoe. j Get with it man and speak for Scene I. A foggy day in London yourself." town. 1 Ultimately Johnnie digs her and Time. Eight bells B. C. (before dates her up for the Governor's crossing.) ' big brawl to be held sometime in Miles Standish speaks. jthe near future. But this ain't no "Listen, you lugs, the boss's ordinary party, it's not for free, orders is take the hell outalSo for 365 days Johnnie finds religion. But we can't do it in this ; himself doing hard labor. here joint. Things are getting too hot for us Puritans, so we gotta blow town. "Dig ya Cap," says Johnnie Alden, "but where we gonna go?" "We'll hop the Mayposie first thing in the morn and take off for a fast ride over the blue,' says Standish. Time sails on, and so do Johnnie and miles. Scene II, The muddle of the ocean. The ship is in a fog. So are Johnnie and Miles. Scene III. Land ho! Heap big Massasoit greets the Mayflower. "How", he grunts. Johnnie, gazing disgustedly at the black November atmosphere, mutters, "It isn't 'how' it's 'why.' Priscilla, who has had it, takes out the Mayflower Compact and powders her pan. "Oh" she cries, "ain't he the most! I saw his head on a nickel once." Scene IV. Prissy's domicile. In walks John Alden. "Hey, Pris," he says, "Cap. Standish is a right guy and he thinks you're the most. You got what it takes, see? He wants you to take a little Turkey Trot down the aisle with him." But Pris doesn't go for this second hand stuff so she says Scene V: The morning after the night before. Johnnie is in bed with an ice pack on his block. He speaks. "Man, what a brawl. That corn juice was really the most. And the floor show, cool? Those red men can realy do the hula. But what I liked the best was that crazy wild combo Massasoit's Music Men. They really take it out of you Out of you? Off of you! My Hair! Priscilla falls in then and says, "Johnnie, It's real gone!" . And so are we. Grant Johannesen To Be Featured By Utah Group Grant Johannesen, said by the New York Herald Tribune to be "among' the foremost pianists of this generation, "will appear with the Utah Symphony Orchestra on December 4, in the Ogden High School auditorium. A native Utahn, Mr. Johannesen has won national and international fame, since he studied at the been gathered in, and in honor of the occasion, turkeys and other wild fowl were being hunted to grace the table where whites and Indians would probably sit together for the first time and eat. The story leading up to this memorable day will always be remembered. The Pilgrims had come across the ocean to make a new home in the wilderness because of persecution in their homeland. They landed at Plymouth Rock in the midst of winter on Dec. 21, 1620. There were one hundred and two in the company when the Mayflower anchored, and this ended a voyage that had taken about ten times longer to complete than any modern day voyage. First Year The first year of their life on the new continent was spent on the edge of the ocean, backed by a wilderness where Indians and wild beasts watched from its depths. Nearly half of the company died during that winter. When spring came the remainder went to work clearing the land and planting crops. They made friends with the Indians, who taught them how to plant corn and use fish for fertilizing the soil. Barley and peas were also planted and the Pilgrims found an abundance of wild fruits and berries; so that when the next winter drew near a plenteous harvest had been gathered in; they had built themselves substantial houses; had learned to adapt themselves to this new way of living; and the future before them was certainly brighter. Feeling of Gratitude Feeling much gratitude in their hearts for all the goodness they had received, they resolved to prepare a great feast of Thanksgiving, and invite their Indian friends to I for their freedom and harvest. share with them. The feast lasted ! During this first scene the choir three days. In between feasting j sang, "A Mighty Fortress Is Our they held games and contests be'-: God," and "Now Thank We All tween the Indians and the colon-! Our God," directed by Glen L. ists. Hansen. Then many years of hardship followed and the feast was not' Valley lorge held again until 1631 when the The second scene was of George people of Boston rejoiced over the Washington at Valley Forge, where arrival of a much-needed ship with it was shown that religious free-provisions. After that the feast dm cannot exist without civil was held from time to time: but freedom. it was not until the Revolutionary, "The price of liberty is eternal War That a national Thanksgiving' vigilence," was demonstrated in Day was ordered by Congress, but ! the third scene portraying the re- Dee Packer New Prexy Of Frosh Heading the Freshman class after elections held last week, are Dee Packer, president; Carma Johnson, vice-president; and La-Von Clifton, secretary-treasurer. These students were elected by Freshman students in final elections last week. The newly elected Freshman officers will now appoint the Freshman class, Historian and faculty sponsor. These officers will attend the board meeting each week, along with Freshman representatives, Marv Bunderson and Richard Wood. Among activities presided over by these officers are the hresFman party and the Freshman dance. Religious and Civil Freedom Theme of Holiday Assembly Thanksgiving is the one time of the year when people seriously think of and are thankful for the religious and civil freedoms they enjoy. This was the main. idea of the Weber College Thanksgiving assembly today. PreDared by Howard Knight, and Mildred Hurst, narrated by Lorene Richards, the program began with a tableau of the first Thanks giving the Pilgrim's gratefulness Two Teams In Arizona This Week "And they're off" off to Tucson, Arizona to participate in the Western Speech Association Convention and forensic tournament. The teams, composed of Marilyn Arnold, Therald Todd, Ronald Smout and Boyd Anderson are accompanied by the debate coach, Leland Monson. - The group has been gone since I still its observance was limited to ligious persecutions of the Latter the Northern States, ! aay baints. I he scene is one tak- : en from the production, "All Faces Unknown to South : West," by Roland and Helen Parry. It was unknown to the South The excerpt, "Prayer for a Safe until the year 1855, when the Gov-' Journey," was sung by Art Stokes ernor of Virginia sent a message! and directed bv Mr. Parry. Saturday and is expected to re turn either Friday or Saturday of this week. Marilyn . and Therold came through the recent B. Y. U. tournament undefeated while Boyd and Ronald won four out of five debates. LOS ANGELES TRIP Soon after they return from this trip Mr. Monson and Mr. Green plan to take the bulk of the debate group to Los Angeles to compete in a tournament there. Tenative plans have also been made to travel to North California for a tournament and to participate in the National Phi Rho Pi Tournament. Kent Berg, John Beus, Roger Clark, Beverly Coleman, Ken Favero, Dan Higgs, Marianne Johns, Derald Monson, Bill Weller, Kent Peterson, Ralph Rate, Ron- McCune School of Music, fifteen years ago. The coming performances should be of interest to all of the students of Weber College. This is the fifth straight year of Maurice Abrav-anel and the Utah Symphony performing throughout the state with such accomplished musicans as Grant Johannesen to the btate Legislature, urging recognition of the holiday. The outbreak of the Civil War put a temporary stop to it. Finally, in 1864, President Lincoln set aside the fourth Thursday in November for the national holiday. This is and has been observed with the exceptance of the year 1939, when it was observed during the third week. Today it is still a time for people to get together and celebrate all the good that has come to them throughout the year. Church services are held and Thanksgiving is offered as in Puritan times for good crops, and all else we enjoy. Old-Fashioned The fourth scene typified an old-fashioned Thanksgiving, with the Musettes singing, "Over the River and Through the Woods." The last scene was the most familiar to the audience as it depicted a modern Thanksgiving with the football game and other typical activities. Exams, themes, and more exams. When you get just about all caught up on daily assignments, oops! somebody dumps a big test or research theme in your lap and you start in on the same old grind again. Pretty awful, isn't it? Especially aid Bingham, and Boyd Anderson when there are so many other are members of the debate class fun things you could be doing and are expected to participate in the competition. Marilyn Arnold, Therold Todd, Ronald Smout, Ethyl Zaugg, Gary-Peterson, and Mark Wook are sophomore debators who are debating for the second year. But, be of good cheer, don't give up to the ship, and all that old "hooey". Remember, pretty soon your tests, themes and speeches will all be over, and you can start registering for Winter quarter.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1954-11-24, Vol. 18, No. 4|
|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.|