Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1965-01-221
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j VEBER STATE OOllLEQlll January 22, 1965 ' Ogden, Utah Volume 7 No. 12 Fanntt3asflnsI3xs Bamra Tryout dates for The Fanta-sticks, a musical fantasy by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, will be announced soon. This unusually entertaining production has achieved phenominal success in off-Broadway theatres, on television, and in theatres across the country. Its eight characters are thoroughly charming and a bit unbelievable into the bargain and guaranteed to bring more enjoyment to the audience than they have found in a long while. The Fantasticks will be directed by John M. Elzey, who hopes to cast the play entirely with students. The six male voices range from baritone to second tenor, while the lone female is a soprano There is one non-singing, non-talking male role. The unusual orchestration calls for piano, harp, bass, and percussion. Anyone who is cast or who plays in the orchestra may recieve Speech 55 or More Roofs-More Stability Today, seventeen million Americans own shares in US companies, and by 1970, it is expected there will be 30 million such owners. Ten years ago, only 6.5 million Americans were interested in the stock market. A decisive force In this broadening of the ownership base of American business has been the mutual fund industry. More than 3 million investors in this country have found mutual funds an efficient and rewarding means for them, regardless of their incomes, to obtain at reasonable risk and cost the benefits which flow from participating in the long-term growth of the national economy. These Investors, large and small today own approximately $30 billion worth of shares in the industries and businesses which now make up the American economy. In 1954 the holdings of these mutual fund participants aggregated only $6 billion. One of the most important reasons for the increasingly significant role of mutual funds as an institutional force in American financial life has been public satisfaction with them as investment mediums. Convincing evidence of this public acceptance is seen in record sales. Based on the first ten months of the year, it is certain that 1964 purchases by the American public will reach an all-time high of $3.25 billion in mutual fund shares. What does all this mean to the nation as a whole? Economists and political scientists are agreed that this broadening base of ownership of the nation's means of production contributes not only to the nation's economic strength, but to its political stability as well. 155 credit. Those interested in trying out may check out parts from the main office in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building. The play will run for five nights beginning March 30, and will be presented in the round of the Fine Arts Center stage. Rally Round The Flag, Boys At a time when youth all over the nation and around the world is busily "demonstrating" and indulging in a frenzy of destruction aimed at symbols of "imperialistic" United States, it is encouraging to detect a whiff of patriotism in the teen-age wind. Young ladies entering a beauty contest held annually by an amus-ment park on the Jersey Palisade overlooking the seething ideological battleground of New York City are proudly subscribing to William Tyler Page's "The American Creed" in signing up to compete for the 1965 "Miss American Teen-Ager" title. "I believe," these youngsters attest, "in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people, whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable, established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. "I therefore believe it is my duty to my country," they pledge, "to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag and to defend it against all enemies." Inclusion of the Creed in the application is the idea of Irving Rosenthal, national chairman of the contest who says he is "shocked" that so many similar events "that dare use the name of America or USA have no trace of anything in their make-up format, program or charter that resembles anything American." He thinks it's time to demonstrate some Americanism and believes most teen-agers are with him in rejecting the subversive sneer that it's "out of style." We will frankly admit that we have always taken a dim view of these so-called "beauty contests" Miss America and all the rest. But, if such a national diversion, exciting to all the young things from 13 to 17 in 50 states, is to inculcate patriotism, it might be more effective than preachments and tear gas in reversing the pinko trend. No one should ever underrate the female of the species, and when they're pretty, too, Mr. Rosenthal could have an army with nuclear capability! SQNGFEST COMING V . - . r i ' ' - J h & . J Student Off State of WS icers Uepor C Government As we begin the second quarter of the school year, we, as your studentbody officers, feel that it would be well to report to the students of WSC concerning the state of our student government and the activities and progress made thus far. You are no doubt aware of the fact that Weber State has experienced a tremendous and unexpected growth in the enrollment, bringing with it many problems and challenges for student government. We would like to list some of the activities of your Executive Council, Senate, and other student organizations, in order that you, as students, might be aware of our progress. Arrangements were made by the Executive Council and Senate that enabled the studentbody to have yearbook pictures taken free of charge, resulting in a 100 increase in student participation and what we hope will be a superior yearbook. A 1965 Chevrolet station wagon has been purchased to meet the growing need for available transportation. All ASWSC sponsored organizations may use either of the two studentbody cars by making arrangements through the Union Director's office. One-hundred choir robes were purchased by the Assoicated Students for the music department at a cost of $2,100 to enhance the presentations of our College Choir. You may have noticed these robes at the dedication of the Fine Arts Center. Radiant heaters have been ordered by the Union Policy Board. These are to be placed over many of the outside entrances of the Union Building for the benefit of smokers and those waiting for rides. The Executive Council has also been active during initial planning meetings concerning the construction of the badly needed addition to our Union Building. Plans have been solidified for a Leadership Conference to be held in Salt Lake City on Feb. 5-7. This conference will expose future school leaders to new and unique methods and theories of leadership. We have all enjoyed the many activities sponsored by the Execu tive Council, Activities Board, the classes, and other ASWSC groups, such as dances, stomps, parties, and lectures. One of the biggest and best events of the year, the Union Building Birthday Party is scheduled for Jan. 23. We encour age the entire studentbody to attend tli is gala affair. We enjoy working together as an Executive Council for the bene fit of the studentbody. We encourage and desire your continued support and advice in helping us fulfill our obligation to you, the students of Weber State College. Mike Ross Steve Carol The men's and women's social clubs of Weber State College will compete in the 12th annual Song Fest Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The late Professor Hanson of the music department originally brought the night of music to WSC. It is sponsored jointly by the AWS (Associated Women Students) and the AMS (Associated Men Students). The advisers of the clubs and the Dean of Men, Dr. Allen Dayley, and the Dean of Women, Marva Gregory, will assist in readying the event. Four women's clubs and three men's clubs will be represented. In order of appearance, they will be: Otyokwa, Phoenix, La Diana- eda, Excelsior, Sharmea, Sigma Delta Pi, and Lambda Delta Sig ma. Specialty numbers, under the supervision of Inter-residence hall council president Pat BushneU will be given by the residence halls during the judges balloting and tabulations. Each group taking part in the activity must prepare an original song (usually humorous) and another song of good quality. The participating groups are judged on originality, the actual perfor mance and their preparations. The judges which have been invited this year are Mrs. Glenn Massey, Earl Johnston, Sherman Bennett, and Ballard Christian sen. Admission will be 25c per person, and students are urged to get their tickets early at the window of the Treasurer. UB Party Scheduled Tomorrow Marriages will be performed according to oriental custom in the UB Chinatown tomorrow evening. This is only one attraction of the UB's third birthday celebration, which begins at 8 p.m. Dress is sport. Admission of 50c per person will entitle each celebrant to paper money. This currency may be used for gambling at the Red Garter or for soft drinks, at other areas such as the Hungry Eye. At the elite Moulin Rouge, everyone will be able to view an evening of night club entertainment. A stop at Fisherman's Warf must not be omitted. Alkatraz ballroom will feature surfing and less vigorous dances. Tim Bate and his dance band will provide music. Also in the ballroom will be found the official birthday cake, which will resemble the Union Building. Date or stag everyone is invited to this San Francisco inspired evening.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1965-01-22, Vol. 7, No. 12|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|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 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.|