Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1959-04-171
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r m m IUJ p L IS; (5t) 13 WEBER COLLEGE APRIL 17, 1959, OGDEN, UTAH tudent Voters Will ird of Control mine bcnooi, leers For '59-60 f V SEEK J C DEBATE CROWN Weber's top debaters are competing today in the National Debate tournament at Grays Harbor Junior College in Washington. Three carloads of debaters made the trip under the supervision of Dr. Leland H. Monson and L. C. Evans. Before leaving, Dr. Monson said, "This is the most important debate trip of the year for Weber's forensic department, and we hope to make as good a showing as last year-'s delegation did." In 1958 honors were won in the women's division of debate when the Weber coeds took first, second and fourth places in the nation. In women's extemporaneous speaking they won second and fourth places, second and fourth in women's impromptu and second in women's interpretative. The men took first in impromptu, third in extemporaneous, second in men's interpretative and second in men's oratory. Participants are Brent Wood, Robert Wood, Rosalee Scoffield, Carolyn Heiner, John Hale, Janet Eckersley, Bob Moesinger, John Hutchison, Truman H. Anderson, Mike Murdock, John Statler, Charles Powell and Mike Monson. School System Says Iranian S Different tudent By Parviz Iranfar (Editor's Note: In this article Signpost reporter Parviz Iranfar discusses his country's educational system.) Iran's educational system is like the old French arrangement with some differences. Elementary is compulsory. Children start when they are seven and continue for six grades, one year each. Persian reading and writing with some arithmetic is emphasized plus some kinds of art, but not too much. Afterwards, when they are 12 or 13, they enter high school with more things to learn. Here there is also six years and many subjects. The first three are general, the second divided into three branches, mathematics, science, and literature. At this time one should make an educated guess about what his career is likely to be. Not As Democratic Our schools are not democratic like those in the U. S. Subjects are assigned when the student registers. He has no choice. This eliminates a lot of monkey business. Schools are six days a week and five hours a day. The high school standard is very much higher than here, I believe, almost like the first two years of college here. But the students, as a result, lack social life. All their time is spent studying.There is no semester or quarter system, every grade being based on a year. This is one of the biggest defects of the system. It has always been criticized. Usually Get Jobs Universities are based on a year system and would be different for every branch. Graduates are well trained and usually get good jobs. The marking system is different, starting from zero and going to 20. For example, A is from 17 to 20, I? from 14 to 17, C from 10 to 14, and 1) from 7 to 10. Below 7 is F. If the overall average is under 10 the grade is automatically failed and must be taken over. But if any subject is less than 7 but the overall average over 10, only the subject must be taken over. Personally, I like the American system because it gives anyone a chance to attend. Our Shah is very much impi-essed with the system. He is trying to change our system to the American. Right now a high school is being built in southern Iran to be managed on the American pattern. The Shah hopes to change the entire system in the future. This, I think, would mark real progress for us. M r. 1 1 a m b 1 i n Mr. M u r d (c k r Miss Kittock Mr. Taylor Talent Show Being Readied or April 22 The annual A W S and A M S sponsored talent show is scheduled to take place next Wednesday at 8 p. m. in the Meonch Auditorium, according to Mrs. Marva Gregory, Dean of Women. Competition is open to all organizations on campus, but so far, only the social clubs have entered. The women's clubs will compete against each other, and the men's organizations will do the same. There will be a prize for each first and second place winner. First prize is $10 and second is $5. Five judges of men and women not connected in any way with the college have been chosen. The affair is under the direction of Joan Kilts, A. W. S. President, and Jack Downs, A. M. S. President. V 1 ? Miss Clifton Miss Moyes 4 ' V t y' , Miss Sparks Mr. AVelker " 5 Miss Stettler Mr. Burdett Television Offers Weber Professor Weber college students are invited to listen on Wednesday evenings from 8:30 p.m. to 9 over channel 7 (KUED) to Dr. Jennings G. Olson, of Weber's department of philosophy and anthropology, discuss the history of western philosophy. The course, a series of weekly lectures, will run until June. Philosophers considered extend from Greek antiquity to the pres ent. ALREADY Over $1000 in violation notices have been issued through the traffic program under the direction of Milton Mecham. From his office came some interesting statistics this week worthy of mention to the student body. A total of 1,114 decals have been purchased bringing a sum of .$.)"7.00. From the collections of System lays Wilma Grose, librarian "It's working like a charm!" This is the opinion of Head Librarian Wilma Grose concerning the new "call card" system of checking out books. According to Mrs. Grose, much credit goes to the students for their "splendid cooperation." No Call Slip Under the new system, the "call slip" and book card have been abandoned. All information is recorded on a single "call card" which is to be filled out by the student. Each borrower is required to present his registration number along with his name, address, and telephone number. The author, title, and call number of the book will also be needed. All books on general circulation are checked out for two weeks, but students are encouraged to return them as soon as possible. Books on reserve are located at the west counter of the circulation room. These books do not re quire a "call card", but the registration number must be presented. The same holds true for magazines. Ineligible List Out The library is no longer publishing an ineligible list of students with overdue books. Fines are still being recorded, however. With the new system, students will still be sent the three overdue notices. The first is sent soon after the book becomes due, and the others follow at one week intervals. After the third notice, books will be assumed to be lost and students will be billed for them. Those holding overdue books or owing a fine will not be allowed to sign up for another quarter until they have settled with the library.'. In the case of spring quarter, delinquents will not receive their grades until accounts have been cleared. fines the office has received $814.00. This brings together the grand total of $1371.00 from the traffic program this school year to date. Two Main Kinds The violations are under two main headings which are: no decal, and improper parking. Six hundred and seventy-one students received violation notices for no decal, and two hundred and sixty-nine have received tickets for improper parking. According to the records, some students have acquired as high as fifteen violations.Before any claim or registration can be made all previous traffic fines must be paid. Seeing a student pay as much for traffic fines as he pays for tuition and fees is becoming' more and more common. May Publish Names The policy of publishing tiie names of violators in this paper as is the practice of a local competing publication is being considered by the traffic officials. Mr. Mecham expresses his appreciation for the appeals made to the traffic court against unfair citations. As a result of these appeals many improvements have been made in the program. Mr. Hale Final Elections are being held today with polls located in the Technical Education building, TUB, and Building 2. Voting today will determine the representatives of the student body to the Board of Control for the following school year commencing with the Fall Quarter. The polls opened at 8:00 this morning and will remain open until 3:00 this afternoon. Results will b e announced at the dinner- dance held at Weber ballroom X this evening. I I Voting in the m. I' primary elec tions was very light and demonstrated little student interest in the governing body of the college. From a enrollment o f over 1700, only 000 votes were cast. If this condition exists in the finals a small minority can gain complete control over the elections. Vie for President Aspiring for the office of president are Mike Murdock and Eon Hamblin. Mike was president of Ogden High and is now active in Weber's winning debate squad. Ron comes from Weber High School and has served as an LDS missionary. Both men are education majors. A three-way tie forvice-president has left Kathy Kittock, Rosalie Moyes, and Janith Clifton in the running. Kathy is a graduate of Ogden high where she served as student body vice-president. She is now acting as Freshman Class vice-president at Weber. Rosalie is an education major who comes from Weber High where she acted as secretary to the senior class. Janith is now one of the two freshman representatives to the Board of Control. She is an education major who has served as secretary to the Girls' Association at Ogden High. Secretary Candidates Candidates for secretary are Donna Sparks and Julia Stettler. Donna is a graduate of Bountiful High where she was Valedictorian at her class graduation. Her major is homemaking. She was vice-president of the National Future Homemakers of America last year. Julia served as president of the Girls' Association at Weber High last year. She was also secretary of her Sophomore class in high school. John Hale and Mike Burdett are running for the office of treasurer. John comes from Ogden High and is now active in the debate team at Weber. He is also the sports editor of the Signpost. Mike was vice-president of the Boys' Association at Ogden High. His high school achievements awarded him the Navy scholarship which he was forced to reject. John is a pre-law student . and Mike is a pre-med major. Business manager candidates are Lynn Taylor and Glen Welker. Lynn is now the Freshman class historian. He served as president of Weber High. Glen was a cheerleader at Davis High before he graduated and entered the army (i-month program. Both Lynn and Glen are education majors. Student body cards are required of all voters. Webeir Offers Few 53-69 Scholarships A limited number of scholarships are available for Weber College sophomores for 1 !."!-1 .);(. Selection will be based on grade point average, extra curricular activities and need. Application blanks may be obtained from Miss Brown in the president's office. They should be filled in and returned immediately to Miss Brown or Mr. Osmond.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1959-04-17, Vol. 21, No. 42|
|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.|