Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1955-09-201
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EBER COLLEGE VOLUME XVIII NO. 1 v The above lettermen of this year's squad are being counted on to lead Weber fottball fortunes in the 1955 season. Pictured above are: Back row, left to right, Jim Freston, Gary Jensen, Dick McCullough, Frank Slater, Wilf Christensen, George Stettler, Bruce Jones, and Verle Brower. Front row: Guy Peterson, Darwin VanDeGraaff, Charles MAiawa,Al Fleming, Dennis Bingham and Reed Flint. WRITER BLASTS RUMORS (?), SETS FROSH STRAIGHT Frosh Get 'Dope' on Campus Life By Tom Quinn Well, how's everybody? Sunburned and overworked? One good thing about college starting all us summer soldiers can get back to learning instead of earning. During registration, interviewed a clutch of frosh to get their views of what college will be like. Some evidently have deciced it will be a heaven, but some see more similarity between it and hell. Anyway, the questions below are typical.Q. Do all college men live on a mixture of gin, beer, and pretzels ? A: Tut, tut, merely a nasty rumor. Go into the lounge and take a deep breath. Do you smell any alcoholic fumes? Of course not.' Admittedly the fetid odor of chlorophyll gum is almost stiffling, but then maybe they like the stuff. Q: Is it true that college is one continuous party, and that all the classrooms are meeting places for students to plan their next orgy? A: Not true. Certain classrooms are set aside for faculty members to plan theirs. They're human too, you know. Q: I've seen movies about college that . . . A: Stop right there. Don't you realize most of the slander about college life is fostered by Hollywood writers who do their creating while perched on a bar stool in some dive, puffing hashish and wondering if you spell college with one or two "l's." The only communion they've had with a college in Ho years was attending the Rose Bowl Game in l'.):;i when, after an all night party, they tried to get home, their car was caught in traffic, and they ended up in Pasadena. 7' I i Now let's not have any more dribble about the flicks interpretation of higher learning. Q: Are club initiations as dangerous as people say, and what about the fatalities I've heard about as a result of them ? A: Oh, be a sport. If you can't take it, go join the campfire girls Concert, Lecture Series Lists Famed Artists The schedule for the 1055-5G Weber College-Community Concert and Lecture Series is almost completed. Some outstanding events have been scheduled by the Concert and Lecture committee under the direction of Guy Hurst. Several appearances by the Utah Symphony Orchestra are planned during the Fall quarter term, as well as Audubon lectures and Community theatre performances. The first concert of the year will be presented by the famed concert pianist, Leonard Pennerio, Saturday, October 1 at S:15 p.m. in the Ogden High school auditorium. Several other concerts are planned including an instrumental concert Wednesday, November 2H and a concert Monday, November 14. by the Les Compagnos de la Chanson (Frenchmen Men of Song) Also, several lectures are scheduled including Norman Cousins, Editor Saturday Review of Literature, October 22, Constance Bennett, stage and screen star November 5, and an illustrated lecture by Dr. John Furboy, November 15. Tickets for these programs are found in the booklet of student association tickets. Be sure to use them. SEPTEMBER 20, 1955 (which, on second thought, isn't such a bad idea!) Besides, we haven't had anything happen like that since last year, and that was. an accident. It seems a can of worms that were fed to a pledge had turned a little rancid which in turn caused a slight case of brain inflamation. The clubs take care of their own though, and in this incident everybody chipped in and bought the victim a dandy basket weaving outfit. Q: Are all these old men around school like Larry Tomlinson and Ron Brown really college profs who refuse to retire? A: Certainly not. They're veterans. If you want proof just ask one of them to tell you some of their battle experiences. They'll tell you what a hell Gettysburg-was. ladline rs For liendyb Handy Book editor Antoinette Wyatt announced last week that the pocket-size publication will probably come off the presses the latter part of October. Staff business manager is Carolyn Wall and E. Carl Green is faculty advisor. This book contains not only the names, addresses and phone numbers of all full time students, but it also includes school services, organizations, clubs, yells, and many other items of interest to the student.Anyone whose name and address has not been turned in, or who wishes to buy a 'Handy Book' should see either the editor or business manager, as soon aspossible. By Larry Tomlinson, Signpost Sports Writer On November 1st, Weber College will test the perennial No. 1 Junior College Football Team in the Nation, Compton College of California, wrapping up what Coach Milt Mecham calls; "the toughest schedule we've ever had." In addition to the traditional game with Boise JC, last years' sixth ranked junior college team, the Wildcats meet No. !) Mt. San Antonio College of Pomona, California and always powerful Pasadena City College in the October 7th homecoming. (See story on sport page) . This season marks the return of the Single Wing, used in 3050-51 and replaced by the Split "T" offense until last year. The "T" will still be retained as a secondary offense but the hard hitting Single Wing with its tricky buck-lateral series will be employed as the primary formation. Loss of two veteran quarterbacks from the 1054 squad and the apparent lack of a seasoned "T" formation signal-caller together with the presence of four experienced tailbacks, Wendell Hall, Jim Freston, George Stettler and Leroy Mecham left the coaching staff with no alternative other than to make the switch. With the return of several lettermen plus HO newcomers from the freshman ranks, including a 200 pound fullback from Rock Springs, Wyo., a ISO pound all-state halfback and 105 pound Bur-ley, Idaho star, Mecham expects to field a vastly improved squad from '54. "This team has the spirit," said Milt, "they really want to win. We won t wm them all, but by damn they'll know they've been in a football game." College Annex Will House Cafeteria, Store Work is now underway on plans for the new Bookstore-Cafeteria which will probably be ready for student use by Winter quarter, according to Mr. J. Farrell Shepherd, bookstore manager. The old bookstore building, a war surplus annex is to be moved up to the new campus and will be located east of Building IV. On the lower campus it was College Inn. The building, to be used in lieu of a Student Union Building, will house the bookstore, cafeteria and lounge, fountain, and student offices. Cafeteria Provisions In addition to the regular cafeteria tables, there will be two small dining rooms for clubs and other private gatherings. One room will seat about HO people and another small room will seat six people. The college has purchased 7 new overstuffed pieces to be used in the Student lounge, now located in Building I. A new steam table, which will accommodate 200 students, has also been purchased for the cafeteria. There will be entire new decorations throughout the building and the painting and remodeling will be completed for winter use. Bookstore Handicapped The bookstore has operated under the handicap of a lack of room for the past year and during the rush hours at the beginning of the quarter, it has been necessary to open the partition between the bookstore and lounge and expand the bookstore. The check-out stands and book shelves are on castors and can be arranged as necessary. The new bookstore will continue with the plan of self-service. DR. STRATFORD RESUMES DUTIES AS DEAN OF MEN Back on the Weber Campus after a year's leave of absence is Dr. William D. Stratford, Dean of Men. Dr. Stratford has been Dean for eight years prior to his leave, from 1047 to the present, including the 1055-56 school year. The past year Dr. Clair L. Anderson served as temporary Dean. He is now faculty head of the student placement and vocational bureau. Received Degrees Dr. Srtatford graduated with his A. B. from the University of Utah, his M.A. and Ph. D. from Columbia University in New York City. During the past year the Dean and his family wei'e located at the University of Squthern California where "we were treated with the utmost hospitality. While studying there, I was assisting the Dean of Students' staff in counseling the 1S0O fraternity men in the national fraternities. During the year I also registered for a full year's work in post doctoral studies." 'Good To Be Back' "My family and I are very happy to be back at Weber College and in Ogden. Our college here ranks with the best in California where there are over 04 junior colleges, most of which enjoy a state-financed minimum foundation program. We are especially thrilled at being back in this lovely community nestled among the mountains, with clean air and a capacity to call our souls our own. We enjoy seeing again our wonderful friends and neighbors." Here,s Schedule For Frosh Week Monday: 7:30 p.m. The bigBar-B-Cue. Last night we enjoyed sum mighty good entertainment and vit-tles.Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. First assembly, here we shall get acquainted and officially start school. Assembly will be held in the stadium unless it rains, then at the Moench bklg. (old campus). Wednesday: 7:."0 p.m. Flaming "W" Hike this is traditional and all freshman are required to lie there - with beanies. We have a lot of fun on this, our motto is: Fun 'n' food and exercise. Friday 11:00 a.m. KANGROO COURT Assembly, lower campus in the Moench Bldg. All BEANIES ARE REQUIRED TO BE IN ATTENDANCE WITH FRESHMAN SITTING UNDER THEM. This is whar all the freshman who didn't show proper respect are subjected to brain washing and all the inhuman torture that a college education can produce. Friday X:00 p.m. FOOTBALL GAME Every student should be there to root and toot fur the team (whoop 'N' holler if ya pre- ler). Saturday: 0:00 p.m. Sophomore Class Dance in College Ballroom (lower campus) sport dress,stag-or-date, last chance to meet that good Iookin' dollie this week. Saturday 12:00 p.m. Yur on yur own buster, good luck, have her home in time fur Sunday school See ya next week . . .
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1955-09-20, Vol. 19, No. 1|
|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.|