Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1963-11-261
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rn 0 By President William P. Miller November 22, 1963 suddenly became a day of great importance in the history of the world. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, on that day stunned our country and the world. In our great land of freedom it is difficult to realize that such an event actually could occur. As I write these few lines, approximately forty-eight hours after this event, numerous thoughts come to mind. I have listened to many hours of radio and television broadcasts and have read the reactions in the state newspapers. The nation and the world has been shocked by this event beyond description. Whether or not we, as individuals, voted for his election or favored his particular political beliefs is unimportant on this occasion. He was a great leader of a great nation. In a free country where differences of opinion are settled peaceably, it is very difficult to comprehend a person so depraved as to commit such a despicable act. Surely our civilization calls for higher behavior. rX jyi sk NOVEMBER 26, 1963 bill Weber State Theatre's production of "Inherit the Wind," Lawrence and Lee's tense drama, based on the historical Scopes "Monkey" Trial opened November 14, to an appreciative audience in the Moench Auditorium. The play was directed by Therald Todd, Weber State Theater technical director, and major roles included : Dean Wall, an experienced community actor, as Drummond, the counsel for the defense; Robert Wood, who has played a great variety of roles, as Brady, the prosecuting attorney; Robert Morris, a Weber State freshman, as Cates, the defendant; Marlynn Neuber-ger, also a student at WSC, as Rachel, who is in love with Gates; Arthur Moon as Reverend Jeremiah Brown; Kenneth Post as the Judge; and Jack Cannon as Hornbeck, thereporter. Bfcpll Thespians Score Success WEBER huriMftiiim'tfniniTiinrfiiiMtlirtrtw nii Mihiif i Mh The mood of controversy in the form of science vs. religion was transmitted to the audience very well, as one found it difficult to keep from "taking sides" in the issue. Robert Wood and Dean Wall as attorneys caught audience applause often, as their parts were done exceptionally well. Arthur Moon was outstanding as Reverend Brown; and a fair representation of a cynical reporter was done by Jack Cannon. Robert Morris did a fine job and certainly threw himself into his part, although a bit awkwardly at times. Marlynn Neu-berger's acting as Rachel was a little stiff, but she is a promis ing nuMi apneas. All in all, Weber State Theatre's first production of the year was well done. The scenery was handled well; the action moved ! rapidly; and it was definitely I worth seeing. What we say cannot alter what has occurred. However, this tragic event challenges each one of us as a citizen of this country. We often speak of citizenship in general terms as though the word applies to groups. However, citizenship is a highly personalized and highly individual responsibility. The level of citizenship of this country is determined by the collective level of citizenship displayed by each one of us. And to this extent each of us is our brother's keeper. To insure the continuity of our freedoms each of us must actively assist in developing and maintaining good citizenship qualities, not only in our own lives, but also in the lives of others. Certainly, this is a major purpose of a public college. We at Weber State College join the state and nation in mourning the loss of our President. We extend our deep sympathy to Mrs. Kennedy and her family. As we mourn this tragedy we also recognize that a new leader has taken office. We owe to President Lyndon B. Johnson our full support as these great responsibilities are suddenly thrust upon him. May God bless him in his new office and make him equal to the tasks that lie ahead. STATE T GNP wST OGDEN, UTAH Corbridge Voted Most Valuable Mr. Lynn Corbridge was voted the most valuable player on the Weber State College football squad and was honored at the Pigskin Twist given by the Associated Men Students specifically to honor the members of the football team. The most valuable player is chosen every year from the squad by the members of the squad through democratic voting. Each man deliberates within his own mind who, in his opinion, does most for the team effort. Lynn Corbridge was awarded this honor and presented with a beautiful sports jacket from one of the downtown stores as a token of their regard. "Playboy Opens 3 The Moench Arena Theatre will open this season with a five-day run of "Playboy of the Western World," a rollicking comedy by John Millington Syrge. The all-student cast, under the direction of John M. Elzey, includes such old timers as Robert Britt and William Higley as well as Marlyn Neuberger, Kerry Cramer, Richard Jensen, and George Coulam, whose faces are less familiar but whose experience at the other institutions is considerable. Backing up the front ranks is an able supporting cast made up of Sally Todd, doubling as assistant to the director, Nancy Cheney, Andrea Rees, Craig Gilbert, Brent Gale, Robert Balkan, Donna Gregory, and Tamara Bailey. Syrge's boisterous comedy uses a big stick to poke fun at the lack of values to be found in man COL Red Cross Needs BSood WSC annual blood drive will be held today from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in room 106-108 in the Union Building. It will be sponsored by the American Red Cross. Students, faculty, and all immediate members of their families are invited to donate blood to be credited to the Weber State College account. A trophy will be given to the organization which has the greatest participation, on a percentage basis. If a person is a member of more than one organization they will be counted for both. The following instructions are for guidance in blood donor recruitment and scheduling: 1. Age: Any individual between the ages of 18 and 60 years. Males under 21 years of Thirty-seven foreign students will be spending Thanksgiving with Ogden families. Mrs. Arnold Lutz of 1263 27th Street is working with the Protestant Womens League to place these students in homes. Any other students needing a home for Thanksgiving can contact Mrs. Lutz at EX 2-9087. On November 26, two days before Thanksgiving, a Thanksgiving dinner will be held in the Union Building at 11 a.m. The meal will include meat, vegetables, salad, and dessert. Charge is $1. On the Thanksgiving holidays, the 28th and 29th, "The Playboy of the Western World" will be staged at Moench Auditorium starting at 8:15 p.m. generally, but the Irish receive a particularly vigorous beating. Playboy, a confusing title in today's world of modern "literature," will open December 3 in the Moench Arena Theatre, 2455 Jefferson Avenue. The death of President Kennedy left a void in the lives of all Americans. It is significant to note that most Americans closely identified themselves with some aspect of his political or social life and with his passing this part of our life passes, too. The scholars of this generation looked to Kennedy to carry out programs which we felt were long overdue. It was our leader, one of us, and we took great pride in his leadership. Now the leader is dead but perhaps the example which Kennedy set will enable the many movements to be put into motion to continue. It almost seems as this would be an obligation due to his memory and to the American people. Few presidents have so dominated the hearts and lives of men. We will miss him. L E G E VOL 5, NO. 9 age, not married, must have written consent from parent or guardian. 2. Food: Eat regular meals at regular times. 3. Weight: Minimum weight requirement is 110 pounds. 4. Frequency: The interval between donations must be eight weeks, with a maximum of five donations a year. The Red Cross draws blood under the license of the National Institute of Health. The welfare of each donor is the personal interest of the attending physician who is on duty at all times. A free blood test, and a notification of blood type will be given all donors. Bids Open for Residence Halls Weber State College Board of Trustees will open bids for the sale of $1.6 million in bonds to pay for the construction of residence halls at a monthly meeting Tuesday at 10 a.m. The money is needed to finance early phases of construction of the three buildings, now being built on the extreme south part of the campus. The residence halls, to accommodate more than 360 men and women students, are scheduled for opening prior to the start of the 1964 fall term. A number of routine matters, including personnel changes, are among the other items listed on the agenda for trustees' action.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1963-11-26, Vol. 5, No. 9|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|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 State 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.|