Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1952-03-051
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Sec. 31.CC P. L. & R. V. S. Postage 2c PAID Ogden, Utah Permit 479 Attend All Veber Day Events Weber Day Special Issue Forward and Return Postage Guaranteed Volume XV OGDEN, UTAH, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1952 Number 7 -..- College Forms Advisory Committee To Handle Task of Public Relations; Anderson. Huggins, Hall 1st Officers For the first time in its entire history, Weber College has formed an advisory board. President Dixon said this board was organized in order to have the college kept in touch with local conditions and happenings. The purposes for this committee are as follows: To make Weber college its first love and act accordingly. To be called in when an important problem presents itself.To help develop and set school policy insomuch as the board would reflect community opinion and needs. To canvass carefully the school budget and support the final product before the legislature.To make Ogden more college conscious. To develep a cooperative program with faculty and community.To help build a greater alumni association. The first action towards forming this committee began in January when they decided upon the establishment of such a group at Weber College. At the first meeting held by the committee members, W. W. Anderson was elected Chairman, Ira A. Huggins Vice Chairman, and Clarisse H. Hall, Secretary. 3 For biography and pic- j tures of the committee's I new officers, see page 2. j p ni Members of the committee are as follows: Anderson, Huggins, Hall, Fred Hall, (Student body President), A. Parley Bates, the Rev. Vernon L. Booker, Frank M. Browning, Douglas W. Burnett, Louis W. Christen-sen, Leonard G. Dibble, President Dixon, Alf M. Freeman, E. J. Fjeld-sted, G. Harold Holt, J. A. How-ell, William C. Jensen, W. I. Lowe. Olin H. Ririe, T. O. Smith, and Howard Widdison. During this meeting, others attending were, Robert A. Clarke, James R. P'oulger, and Mrs. Hall, members of the college staff at Weber. This new Committee was founded expressly for the purpose of keeping the campus up-to-date with the locality. The construction of the new Campus furthered the need of Weber College for a closer and more personal touch with Ogden City, claimed Mr. Anderson. The advisory Committee meets at least once a month at Weber College. It will continue to do so until the committee is dissolved by said group. Apply for Exempt Exams by April 10 Applications for the April selective service qualification test being given at several local colleges, including Weber College, should be submitted as soon as possible, Mr. Dean Gardner, military advisor, announced this week. The deadline is March 10. The necessary forms may be obtained from any local draft board. Any student registered with the draft boards who is taking a f ull-.time college course may take the examination. Mr. Gardner said it is to the advantage of every student to take this examination if they are eligible. -- Story Schedule Page Weber Day Editorial 2 Inquiring Reporter 2 Basketball Tournament . 4 Charm Week News 3 Student Political Poll 2 Intramural Standings 4 Gossip 3 Advisory Council Pictures 2 1889 1 ' ' . AjO, r 5 . ' -j a ; )fi - V J; 1 I.. wV Wr .. J F " J A. la ' J !' r " J f J. -i I U. 4 ; I . f 5 " . .f . m (vs & '- v : : ; r jifflmri ii irf-"" i MiMliliiiiimrramwiiniiili i iT-tl ' ' Today is celebrated as a realization of a dream which started with Weber's first president, Louis Moench, in 1889 and is finally being concreted under the reign of President Henry A. Dixon. A new era arrives at Weber with the building of a new campus, with the official ceremonies set for today. Prep Speakers Compete in Yeber Forensic Tourney, Nations Largest Competing in what Mr. Leland H. Monson, head of Weber College Humanities division, claims to be the largest high school forensic tournament in the nation held at the college last weekend were some 700 prep students from 26 intermountain high schools. Three local high schools, Davis, Ogden and Weber, ranked high in the sixteenth annual two-day tourney which had to have use of the For a Castle in the Air-A Foundation Closer, rjerhans. to the true spirit ot today's great occa sion than anything Signpost could say is the following passage from Henry Thoreau's Walden. So to President Dixon, who today sees his dream castle underway, and to all those many people, past and present, who have worked hard for this ideal of a new school for this part of Utah, Signpost dedicates this paragraph : I learned this, at least, by my experiment : that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary ; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favour in a more liberal sense and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. New Era Arrives With Coll "Weber Day"; Guests A i SV r civ-- ""-' I l& 1 HV " I is! r ?. hill llfcf In" it - . XwiritftTTrtrWf r-a'liM-"--J rr i wieiBiEiRi'iciOTmErnTi '. whole college as well as the Ogden sixth and fourth wards. Men's A debate division 'was won by Weber high's Athleen Brown t 1 t ' : ' 'J Weber College Day PROGRAM March 5, 1952 Founders Assembly , 11 :00 a. m. Moench Auditorium Alumni Luncheon 12:00 Noon Weber College Cafeteria Parade - 1:30 p. m. Washington Boulevard Groundbreaking Ceremonies 3:00 p. m. Upper Campus "This Is Weber," Musical Revue 8:00 p. m. Ogden High School and Neil Flinders who lost only one in eleven rounds of debating. Second place was taken by Gail Billings and Charles Lemond of Lincoln high. Carolyn Ririe and Lorna Nielson from Ogden high captured first in the women's class A division with Weber's Sharon Stephens and Nedra Allen taking second. Davis high won first in the extemporaneous speaking division as Albert Sconberg came in first followed by Janice Johnson of East high. The B division debate was taken by two East boys, Phil Thorpe and Lloyd Poelman with American Fork's Annette Carter and Carol Devey second. Ronald Kilpatrick, West high, captured first in the oratorical division with Gladys Smith, South high, second. Director of the tournament waSitained from AVayne Carver Mr. Monson who originated the ; nalism instructor, Annex 3, meet in l'X',0 with only pants. partici- ruin n rn mil lVllllllllllllf'r1iTrk---" SawiiBWlrrfftiH-r.il lw 1952 Scholarships in Journalism to BYU Given by Tribune Two full tuition scholarships to Brigham Young University will be awarded to an outstanding boy and girl journalism graduate of Utah Junior colleges this year, it was learned this week. Sponsored by the Salt LakeTribune-Telegram, ..the ..scholarships will be awarded on the basis of personal letters and faculty recom mendations made to a selection committee chosen by the Brigham Young University. Deadline for applications is April :."), iur,2. Students interested should write for application forms to SCHOLARSHIPS, Salt Lake Tri- bune-Telegram 143 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah. Further information may be ob- jour-room10.", or by consulting the bulletin board in the gymnasium. ege s fctend A i ( Assembly, Parade, Ground Breaking Ceremony, Revue Highlight Days Slate Weber College presents its first "Weber Day" with various activities including an assembly, parade, new campus ground breaking ceremony, and revue, today. President Dixon believes this day I will usher in a new era at Weber College inaugurated by the new campus on Harrison Boulevard. A great many well-known per sonalities are guests of the college today at the ceremonies. Among these are the past Presidents of Weber College, numerous state officials, including Governor Lee, Sec retary of State Bennion, Attorney General Vernon. Many state legislators are also present as well as several city and county officals From Then To Now! Weber's Great Story Upon the resignation of Principal Louis Moench, the Board of Educa tion of the L.D.S. Church appointed David O. McKay to fill the vacancy. Under his direction the school entered an era of rapid development. In the fall of 1902 a new department in Domestic Art was added. The enrollment continued to in crease until it was necessary to en large the building to accomodate more pupils. This work of rebuild ing and enlarging was finished in 1907. At the same time two new courses were added, one in domestic science and one in mechanical arts. In 1908 Principal McKay resigned in order to give more attention to his duties as an Apostle to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. In 1908 Wilford M. McKendrick became Principal and served in that capacity for two years. During the fall of 1908, the name of the school was changed from Weber Stake Academy to Weber Academy. ', Barker Contest In 1910 William W. Henderson became Principal and headed the institution until 1914. James L. Barker succeeded W. W. Henderson as Principal in 1914. Principal Barker initiated the competition for the Barker Extemp Contest, and during his Presidency a Public Service Bureau was organized, thereby making it possible to furnish complete programs to churches, clubs and other public meetings. In January of 1916, the Normal (Continued on Page 2) . . . Guest Speaker . . . David O. McKay, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at the Revue, tonight. President McKay, second president of the old Weber Academy, is one of the day's guests. hirst 9 m O ctBvetBes throughout the state. The military heads of local installations will make an appearance, as will many religious leaders. Among the numerous educators present are the Presidents of the universities and colleges throughout the state, the State Boad of Education, and the Weber College Ad visory Board. Classes Out Classes today will be held only until 31:00 at which time the day's events will begin with an assembly in the Moench Auditorium under the direction of Dr. J. G. Olson. All the past Presidents of Weber College will speak at this assembly. There will also be various musical presentations. Following this assembly a luncheon will be held in the cafeteria for college alumni. This will be presided over by Douglas Burnett, president of the Weber College Alumni Association, and Maurice (Bud) Richards, Weber county attorney. A small program will also be presented at this luncheon. Parade At one-thirty a parade will com mence in the Ogden City business district. Floats are being sponsored by various departments at Weber College. The military installations in this vicinity and many civic organizations will also sponsor floats. Several high school bands have been invited to march in this parade. The assembled bands under the direction of Delmar Dickson will lead the procession from the en trance of the new campus to the program site. A prayer dedicating the campus will be given by President David O. McKay, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a former president of Weber College. Greetings will be given from the attending dignitaries, after which President Dixon will lead the pro cession to the ground-breaking site. "This Is Weber" .This evening at 8:00 a revue "This Is Weber," will be presented to the public free of charge in the Ogden high school auditorium. The co-authors of this revue are Wayne Carver and Dr. Dean Farnsworth of the College English Department. It is under the direction of Mr. John G. Kelly. Mr. Kelly says that the principal purpose of not only the revue, but the whole day, is to show that "those things which are Weber now had their origin in events and activities of the first classes at Weber Academy." President David O. McKay will speak briefly as will other visiting guests. Also at this time Mrs. Louis P. Moench will be honored as the wife of the first president of Weber Academy. The program will consist of musical, theatrical, operatic, and de- I Date presentations. Ihere will also be theme centering around community service, adult education, and family spirit. Alumni to Perform Many members of the Weber College faculty, student body, and alumni will take part. Some of these are Ronny Ross, Ruth Ray, and Dick Slater. Lawrence Burton, L. M. Hilton, and Robert Van Dyke will present a scene from a play, "The Vigil."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1952-03-05, Vol. 15, No. 7|
|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.|