Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1962-05-031
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ff Yew Toniqht Vol. 3 No. 22 Ogden, Utah May 3, 1962 1 ! i 1 J J Drlan Owen, led Bunnell, iuid Mary Ellen Bailey depict some of the characters in the play "The Gazebo" which begins tonight. Family Writes Prise Winning Plays By Catherine Harline Feature Editor Thatcher Allred, Head of the Weber College Department of Speech and Drama, and his family are well represented in a new volume of "Prize Winning Plays" edited by A. S. Burack, which was just released by Plays Incorporated, publishers of Boston. Three Plays Of the fifteen plays in the volume, three have been written by members of the Thatcher Allred family. One of these plays, "Orchids For Margaret", written by Pearl and Thatcher Allred, deals with the problems of the intelligent, college girl who is not socially popular. First Place This play originally shared a national first place award, has appeared in various reprintings, and, now for the third time appears in a volume of selected oneact plays. It has been used very widely by both amateur and professional groups, including national television programs. Second Play The Allreds second play in the volume "All This and Alan, Too", is a girl's school play that originally won a first place rating for original plays at the Brigham Young University play festival. Since then, according to the publishers, it has rated high among the favorite one-act plays throughout the nation as an all-girl oast play. "Society Page", the third play to appear in "prize-winning Con test Plays", was written by Mrs. Allred and their daughter Joan, wife of Dr. Raymond T. Saunders of Utah State University, Logan. This play received its first performance locally before the Ogden Women's Drama Club and has been widely used by college and Little Theatre groups. Biography Mrs. Saunders (Joian Allred) is a writer of poetry, short stories, and a full-length book. Her biography "La Petite: The life of Louise de la Valliere", who was a court favorite of Louis the Fourteenth, was first published in London land then in New York, by Houghton-Mifflin. It has had excellent critical reviews Having been read by both Mrs. Kennedy and the President, a White House dinner invitation Was extended to Joan and her husband which they will attend May 11, in Washington. Washington The dinner will honor Andre Malraux and Mrs. Malraux during an official visit to the White House. Mr. Malraux, one of France's important authors, is to visit America as Minister of French Cultural Relations. Comedy 7o Qura For Three lights By Katherine Harline Feature Editor "The Gazebo", a satirical comedy, is being presented tonight, tomorrow night, and Saturday night by Weber College Theatre, under the direction of T. Leonard Rowley, at the Moench auditorium on the lower campus. Leading Role Ted Bunnell, program director of the Weber County school television and speech therapist at Weber High School, has been sel-jcted to play the leading male ole as Elliot Nash. Mary Ellen Bailey, choreographer for the college productions "South Pacific", "Martha", and "The King and I" will play the leading feminine role as Nelli Nash. Cast Others in the cast are: Orlan Owen, Harlow Edison; Hugh Rob-irts, Colleen Johnson, Matilda; Ron Patterson, Jenkins; Sam Le Baron, Dr. Wyner; Russ Willough-by, Druker and Roger Cristoffer-aon, Cop. Marilyn Egan, Mrs. Chandler; Monty Shupe, Mr. Thorpe; and Mike Oborn, The Dook. Directors The technical director iand designer is John M. Elzey. Assistant director, Ron Patterson; stage manager, William B. Howell, Jr., lighting director, Brent Gale and properties, John Oostyen and Diane Healy. In Alec Coppel's "Gazebo," mystery, murder, and mirth keep the play moving at a lively pace, and the audience intrigued as Elliot Nash attempts the perfect crime. Students will be admitted on their activity cards. Curtain time is 8:15 p.m., and reservations can be made by calling the college cashier. Rotary Sponsors Oratory Contest This year's final speech contest will be held next Thursday, May 10, at 11 a.m. in room 208 of the Union Building when Freshmen and Sophomores vie for a $25 first prize in the annual Rotary International .Oratorical Contest.Director Gerald Grove of the English Department said four contestants will deliver orations on topics of international interest. Second prize will be $15 cash. Eliminations were held this week to determine the four finalists. Time limit for speeches Will be from eight to ten minutes. Judges will be named from the Ogden area. The contest is sponsored here by the department of English. It was started several years ago by the Ogden Rotary Club. AWS Banquet To Honor Girls The AWS officers and council members will sponsor the annual "Recognition Banquet" for all girls on campus tonight at 7:30 in the Union Building. Best Dress The dress will be best spring dress, and the cost will be $1.75 per person. "A Day in May" has been chosen (as the theme, and Effie Davlantes, toastmistress, will develope it. Girls on campus will be honored in ten fields as having given outstanding service to Weber College, the community, 'and departments of the oollege. The ten fields are: leadership, scholarship, friendship, special service, speech arts, art, music, publications, sports and dance, and home and family life. Instructors, committee chairmen, department heads, and student organization officers have recommended the girls bo be so honored. The quarterly honor rolls will be used to determine scholarship, and balloting will determine the "friendly girls." Chairman AWS Secretary Ann Moesinger is chairman of the event. Assisting her are members of the AWS Council: Pat Austin, Linda Eaton, Marion Mcintosh, Marclare Carna-hao, Geri Mason, Jean Howard, Diane Taylor, and Sharon Hadley. So the occasion will be a memorable one, each girl is encouraged bo attend, and those not planning on attending should have their names removed from the "honor lists". Guests Guests will include the parents of the AWS officers, the officers of AMS, President and Mrs. Miller, Dr. and Mrs. R. A. Clarke, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Hall, Dr. and Mrs. Merle Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Mecham and Mrs. Marva Gregory.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1962-05-03, Vol. 3, No. 22|
|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.|