Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1951-02-231
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Student tores Visit low flffaikers; Discover WSiere W ber College $mm$ n Se&icate By Fred Ball, Signpost Editor Weber College in all probability profited a great deal by the bill introduced recently in the State Senate. Already people are talking about the greater interest aroused throughout the state concerning our junior colleges, about the proposed hike in appropriation that was recommended by Gov. J. Bracken Lee, and about the interest and influence being put forth by our legislatures. By the time you, the reader, secure this copy of SIGNPOST, this bill (S.B. No. 217), stating that no state appropriations will be given to aid in' running Weber and several other junior institutions, may be dead and no threat to us, the citizens of Ogden. It is my opinion that this so called bill will never receive any form of support. The very backers of this bill are utterly and completely confused over the existing issues and they surely are not strong enemies of Weber college. This is the opinion I received upon talking with these gentlemen. " i Last Monday, a group of student officers from Weber visited the law makers at their headquarters in the state capital. Those making the trip were: Darlene Powell, June Clifen, Kay Shupe, Glen Tylor, Pat Payne Andrews, Rex Gardner and myself. Upon reaching the quarters of the House of Representatives we were quickly introduced to two of Weber County's wonderful representatives. Mrs. Elizabeth Vance, (D), assured us that she is doing all in her power to aid in making Weber a bigger and better institution. Mrs. Vance, who incidently introduced a bill recently to make Weber a four year school, stated that it was wonderful to see that the students at Weber had enough interest in this important issue ta pay a visit to the capital and see just where we stand. "I will always work hard for Weber college," Mrs. Vance stated. "You see, I had a son a member of your fine student body last year and I know what an excellent school it is," she concluded. , George T. Frost, (D), also was very gracious to us and he stated, "The church neve? wanted to take Weber and the other schools back. Right now there isn't a ghost of a chance that this bill will be passed into law and I feel the enacting clause will be stricken in the near future". He also assured us of his doing the very best job he can to aid in Weber's cause. With two such fine people as these on our side, how can we lose? i We next met Sen. L. Rulon Jenkins, (D. Weber) who had us introduced to the Senate. He aided us very much by showing us who were in favor of this choice bit of legislation. The authors of the bill, Messrs. Vern B. Muir, Alonzo F. Hopkin and Lewis (Dude) Larsen were sought out during a recess by several members of the Weber board of control and questions were fired hot and fast to these gentlemen. Sen. Muir, a Republican from Cache County, was the first gentleman questioned by our group. His flashy orange knit tie distracted from our questions somewhat but his general opinions were stated in one of his final remarks. "We'll take good care of your school," he said. That was quite a statement coming from a man who was one of the authors of the bill. He gave us all the feeling that he wasn't sure if the bill was a good thing or not. Sen. Hopkin, (D. Rich, Summitt, Wasatch, Daggett and Morgan), seemed to be one of the most influential and intelligent men. His remarks were very well organized and presented in a excellent manner. I was quite surprised that such a man would sign his name to a bill as S.B. No. 217. He made a comment to the group that once again made us stop and wonder if this man was a supporter of the bill or not, "Tell your folks that they don't have to worry about the state dropping Weber. If they want us to keep it, we'll do it", he said as he walked down a hallway. He was most polite and he also gave everyone the opinion that he was not exactly in favor of J. Bracken's little fire ball to give us the hot foot. The last author of the bill we met was perhaps more in favor of the bill than the other two. Larsen is a Republican from Sevier, Garfield, Wayne, Kane and Piute Counties. He was given the name "Dude" by all the students making the jaunt because of his Western dress. He was completely outfitted in Western apparel from his cowboy boots to his three-buttoned sleeve rodeo shirt. Mr. Larsen stated the church knew about this bill long before it was even drawn up. Darlene Powell, student body vice-president, said, "Do you imply then, Mr. Larsen, that the Mormon church was in favor and backing this bill all along?" To this, Mr. Larsen stated, "That's exactly what I imply". Trying to prove his statement, Mr. Larsen presented a letter that was supposedly from the general authorities of the church telling of their interest in taking over the junior colleges. When I referred Larsen to several sentences and particularly the last paragraph of the letter that proved the church was unaware of this move until the bill was introduced, he excused himself and went back to his desk. Does Mr. Larsen even know the background of this bill? I wonder. All-in-all the trip was a great success and I'm sure the law makers in the capitol are more convinced than ever that Weber is here to stay and they cannot fight public opinion and desires. A SPECIAL NOTE TO GOV. J. BRACKEN LEE DON'T YOU THINK YOUR ECONOMY IS GOING TOO FAR? AFTER ALL, IT'S ONE THING TO BE CONSERVATIVE AND QUITE ANOTHER TO BE RIDICULOUS. Becomes 'Preferred Man' Davis I" " ' ' 'r ' I t j. t ..-. I (.'' I f i i ; ' '"j' ' 'ir PREFERRED MAX Sterling Davis proved to be the most popular man on the. campus last Friday night when he was presented with the "Preferred Man Trophy" of 1951. j . WEBER COLLEGE, OGDEN, UTAH Vol. 14, No. 10 Friday, February 23, 1951 Sec. 562, P. L. & R. La Dianaeda Takes Top Honors in Talent Show for Second Straight Win La Dianaeda received a loud resounding cheer from the aucfience Monday night, Feb. 12, when they were announced winner once again of the annual Weber college talent show. A unanimous vote of the judges decreed that the L. D. girls present ed the most polished and well-presented skits of the group of nine shows. Their idea was splendid, the costumes were beautiful and very significant, the dances and songs were presented in a very professional manner and it was apparent that long hours of rehearsal had been staged prior to the opening of the curtain on the show "Adam's Trouble Chest". It was a repeat performance for the La Dianaeda girls to walk off with top honors in the talent show. Last year they also presented the winning skit. One of the biggest oddities of this year's presenations was the fact that the top three entries were the same ones that placed last year. Sharmea took second place and Otyokwa finished in the third spot, the same as 1950. "Monkey Business" was the title of the Sharmea entry and the Otyokwa show was entitled "Shades of Purple". The basic theme of the L.D. presentation was the fact that Adam opened a forbidden chest and upon doing so let women take their place in society. The plot was added to by both sides of Adam's conscience telling him whether to open the locked chest or not. Of course Adam follows the wicked side of his conscience and the chest was opened in a cloud of smoke. Coming from the chest stepped several different types of (UGH) women. The gold digging type, the clinging vine type, the hen pecking type and the temptation type all stepped before Adam and and showed what part they would play in the lives of men. First prize was fifteen dollars in cash, the second prize was ten dollars and the third prize was five dollars. The money will be used to take the clubs out of financial red or to aid in building up the club treasury. The large crowd welcomed each act warmly and all-in-all the entire evening was regarded as a great success by all in attendance. lota Thanks Girls Who Attended Banquet Iota Tau Kappa, sponsor of the Friendship banquet, wishes to thank everyone who attended this successful affair. Congratulations are extended to Darlene Powell, Weber's Friendliest Girl", and to Helen Benson and Pat Olsen, also friendly girls at Weber. Doris Brown was mistress of ceremonies. Club members also wish to congratulate L. D., Sharmea, and Otykowa on their talent shows. Great work, gals! High Schools Will Send Debaters To Weber Meet Weber College will be the scene of the Fifteenth Annual Utah State High School Debating Tournament March 2 and 3. This tournament is sponsored by the Weber College Department of English and Speech. 1 was started in 1930 and has been held every year with an exception of a short time during the war. It is also the largest tournament of its kind in the United States having as many as 800 students participating in debate, oratory and extempore. The high schools in the intermountain area have shown interest with schools as for south as St. George and as far north as Rexburg writing in for information. Mr. Thatcher Allfed will conduct the oratory and extempore, Mr. Cluster Nilson will conduct the Men's A debate, Mr. Wayne Carver will conduct the Men's B debate Mr. Carl Green will conduct the Women's debate, Mr. John Kelly will secure judges for the men's debates. All teams must have retnutn hu the 28th of February. Coaches of uie scnoois must designate teams to compete in divisions A and B. The debating division will be divided into two groups, a class A tournament in which all debates will be judged by the most capable judges we can supply, and a class B tournament in which participating debators will judge each other. The class A divisions will be subdivided into a women's and men's division. Mixed teams will debate in the men's division. The question to be debated shall be resolved: That further social benefits should be extended by the Federal Government. As for the subjects in oratory there will not be restrictions imposed. The various coaches should, however, make certain that subjects are of oratorical quality. In extempore the subjects will be drawn from a selection of significant topics taken from the January and February issues of the weekly new magazines.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1951-02-23, Vol. 14, No. 10|
|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.|