Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1952-11-041
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VOLUME XVI NOVEMBER 14, 1952 OGDEN, UTAH X umber 4 'Fiyang Gerardlos' Plays Two More NIgMs ; 4 7 n j t t. Dramatically reenacting a scene from Flying Gerardos is Orville Holly, sitting, Laurence Gee, suspended in air, and Bob Merrill standing. Weber Debaters Set Year's Schedule-Compete in BYU Tourney Saturday Debaters and speakers of Weber college will engage with all colleges and universities of Utah in a one-day speech tournament at Brigham Young university, reported Leland H. Monson, debate coach. Teachers of Speech Tournament, Denver, Colo., Nov. 25, 26, 27. Since competition from a single school is limited .to 10, only that number will go from Weber. They will be selected by tryouts and by records established in the B.Y.U. tournament. The debate and speech schedule will also include a number of Winners will be selected but since the event is conducted for practice purposes, there will be no trophies, the coach said. He listed events as debate, extemporaneous speaking, oratory, impromptu and radio. It is expected 18 Weber speakers will participate. Other speech tournaments include the Western Association of Homecoming Winds Up Successfully t J vi stvJ rx LST'I . J . . .- ...... ,.i mill a nuiirf a M Coggs in the Homecoming progr; Queen attendant, -lane Powell, Raelene Sonimers, Cotton Lowe, Erickson and V. W. Anderson, chai "Genuinely successful best describes the recent homecoming festivities." commented Leland H. Monson. co-chairman of the event. Taking prizes for outstanding floats of the Homecoming parade were three girls' social organizations. Chanodo club took first place honors. Sharmea took second place, and Otyokwa took third place. The entire festivities, including assembly, parade which toured Ogden and Weber county communities, football game, alumni re- m, shown above, are Homecoming C. J. Olsen, Homecoming Queen Homecoming Queen attendant, Pat rman Weber College Advisory Board ception, and dance, were reigned over by the Homecoming queen, Raelene Sonimers. and her two attendants, Jane Powell and Pat Erickson. Planning and presentation of the "Four-Year Weber" Homecoming was under the direction of the co-chairmen. Leland H. Monson, faculty representative, and Val Lofgreen, student body president. They were assisted by six committees headed by Farrell R. Collctt. Howard Knight. Jennings G. Olsen, and Delmar Dickson. Laughs Abound In Wacky Fall Theatre By First-Nighter Hardly a metal button will be loosened when what is forecast as a packed house attends the third showing of "The Flying Gerardos" Friday at 8:30 p.m. But howling merriment will rock the rafters. Each night since the fall show opened Wednesday the comedy, which Director Dean Thueson discretely described at a "near farce," has been getting wackier and wackier. Such comics as Bob Merrill and Carol Lee Mills give the young love theme, which threatens to break up the Flying Gerardo aerial show, many a new twist. Every one is good for a laugh, and Mama Gerardo finds that she had just as well laugh too. The play will be presented again Saturday night. The three-act presentation features six Weber college actors and actresses and seven from the community, under the sponsorship of the Ogden Community-Weber College Theatre organization. Mr. Thueson is coaching his first play for the theatre group but has acted in several dramas of the group. His training was obtained at the Leland Powers Drama School and in addition he acted in stock in the East. Formerly he was an announcer for a local radio station and currently is public relations representative for Utah General Depot. Cast members are Orvil Holley, Sally Powell, Robert Merrill, Carolyn Harmer, William Bobolis, Mary Ellen Bailey, Mary Jane Berryessa, Alice Anderson and Bert Affleck. other trips, including one to Mc-Minnville, Ore., and one to southern California. In mid-April the national tournament for junior colleges, sponsored by Phi Rho Pi debating society, will be conducted on the Weber college campus. Mr. Monson and members of the English and speech staffs will assist in conducting the national event, which will have schools present from throughout the country. In February Weber college will conduct its annual Utah State High School Debating Tournament. The large-scale speech feature is being conducted this year for the seventeenth time, according to its founder and director, Mr. Monson. Officers Attend BAC Conference Weber college's five major officers, Val Lofgreen, Jane Powell, Raelene Sommers. Allen Cook and Tom Burton, journeyed to BAC in Cedar City last week to attend a Goodwill Conference of Inter-mountain junior college student-body officers. Faculty representative was Wendell Esplin. Theme for the conference was "The Role of the Small College in American Democracy." Student officers participating in the discussion annually represent the states of Utah. Colorado, Wyoming. Arizona and Idaho. Generally the discussion included the attempt to solve problems of the various colleges in their at-Continued on page 2, col. 3 Annie Moench, Widow of Weber Academy's First Principal, Dies Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Moench, 92, widow of the first principal of Weber Stake Academy, now Weber college, were conducted Monday following her- death Nov. 7 of causes incident to her advanced age. The college founder, Louis Frederick Moench, died in 1916 'in Ogden. They were married April 24, 1884, in . Salt Lake City. The widow had been residing with a daughter, Mrs. W. R. Davis, 2769 Tyler avenue. Only last spring Mrs. Moench was a "principal center of interest at Weber day and was presented a bouquet and otherwise honored by another former principal of the institution, David O. McKay, president of the L. D. S. church. That was the only appearance in many years she had made at a Weber function, and many were pleased to know that the eminent pioneer still lived and could be present for the importantoccasion. She was a former Weber coun tual Improvement Association of the L.D.S. church. She was born in Ogden July 15. 1860, a daughter of Richard and Huldah Meriah Clark Ballantyne. also prominent in pioneer church work. WC Takes Debate From Colorado First place debate winners on a tie in a six-school speech meet in Pueblo, Colorado, were Reed Wahlquist and Blaine Gross, it was reported Thursday by Leland H. Monson, debate coach. Wahlquist also won second in impromptu speech. Joanne Russell and Mary Moore. ty and Ogden city school teacher ' Myron Child and Kay Dailies also and met her husband while a stu- represented Weber by winning dent at the academy which he two debates and losing two each, headed. Throughout her active ! Denver university, Colorado A years she had been active in and M, St. John's university, Loy-church affairs. She participated in ola university . and Colorado State organizing Ogden Fourth ward university served up the compe-and Ogden's Young Women's Mu-1 tition. Finer Arts Display Talents Beverly Randell, pictured above, will perform in the Humanities division assembly slated for November 21. WC Humanities Division Readies For Assembly Presentation, Nov. 21 Leland H. Monson, Humanities Division head, expressed enthusiasm and high hopes as he announced the division's forthcoming assembly to be held Nov. 21. The purpose of the assembly, the art masterpieces are Winslow according to Mr. Monson, is to Homer's "The Gulf Stream, J'he demonstrate the essential unity of Ballerina" by Degas, Weber's own the arts literature, music, ballet j Mr. Collett with his dramatic and painting. The presentation j painting, "Hole In The Rock," a promises to be revolutionary to number by the college male cho-previous assemblies sponsored by ! rus, and a ballet dance by Bever-the Division, Mr. Monson indi- , y Randall. These indicate the vacated. ; riety of features which will be of- Mr. Dean Farnsworth revealed fered. that the continuity for the assem- Although sponsored by the Hu-bly will be based on slides of great manities Division, the production paintings which will introduce will involve participation from the choral and solo music, readings, physical education dance groups dancing and comedy. Typical of and a host of others.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1952-11-04, Vol. 16, 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.|