Weber Herald (Weber, Utah), 1917-11-011
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tr-. r "nil f a Ml ,1 J imimr Vol. it 00 DEN, UTAH, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1917 No. 3 V GIRLS' FUN-FEST BIG AFFAIR CO-EDS PROVE ABLE ENTER TAINERS Girls will be girls; but when they get together they're not the kind of girls you think they are. This was the prelude to the big girls' celebration held Friday evening, October 26. It was some time, too. Dress rehearsal was held at 7:30 and judging by the screams and shrieks heard when each member of the cast spied the others in "full rigging," one would have thot that a carload of rats had been liberated in the midst of a suffragette's meeting. The girls were admitted at the front door by "Gus" Visser who politely excused their male escorts until eleven o'clock. At the door of the auditorium stood Mary Woolley, originator and president of the Uirls Association, dressed m ice cream" pants, sport shirt, blue serge coat, with her "locks" tucked under a gray cap. As the spectators passed thru the doors she extracted one dime from their pocketbooks. Promptly at S:30 the vaudeville commenced The first on the program was a troupe, consisting of the Misses Miller, Mor-tensen, Brewer, Lindsey, H. Hinckley and S. Ernstrom attired in young men's clothes, and Ruth Scowcroft, all members of the Freshman class. Their act consisted of songs, dances and cracking jokes. The act took well with the audience and the applause branded the act as good. The scene for the next act was laid in the South. Misses Peterson, Jacobs, Volker and two others, whose identities were hidden behind black cork, were the imported "Gold Dust Sextet" from the land of cotton. A moonlight scene "topped off" a splendid act of singing and dancing. The audience next viewed a scene in Hawaii, where the hearts of men are won by dance and song. Misses Nicholas, Oa Jacobs and Vera Luty, attired in "Shredded Wheat" executed the Hula Hula in almost perfect style and grace. This act was especially interesting to the male members of the faculty present, and received a hearty applause from the entire audience.The Senior girls exhibited their dramatic ability when they produced, in pantomime, that stirring love play, "The Dog's Tale" or "All's Well That Ends Well," in which Mamie Crittenden, Lettie Ririe and Mary Ernstrom carried the male roles, and Vera Hinckley, Mary Campbell and El-nora Browning played the parts of "loved ones." They all portrayed their characters "lovingly." The alumni, represented by Misses Shorten, Sturat, Browning and Jacobs, entertained the audience with some snappy songs. Following the vaudeville, dancing and a "mock court" were indulged in. At the session of the court, Prof. Savage was haled before the judge on the charge of advanced polygamy and to appease their desire to see how "cute" he could kiss. The girls imposed a sentence compelling him to kiss his wife before the court. The sentence was executed, after which the prisoner inquired what law he could break which would call for the same punishment to be executed upon the members of the court. His wife interferd and marched him out. (Continued on Page 3. WILL STAGE SCHOOL CAST TO BE CHOSEN THIS WEEK The school play will be staged January 14 and 15. This is the latest report given out by Prof. T. Earl Par-doe, who has charge of the dramatic art department . Prof. Pardoe has three plays under consideration and will decide one to stage after getting his possible material together. If enough mature voices can be secured it is probable he will choose "Strong-heart" by Wm. C. DeMille. Prof. Pardoe fears, however, he will have to draw upon the members of the alumni for the necessary material. If the material cannot be obtained or this plan is abandoned, he intends to stage three one-act plays during the school session. It is proposed by Prof. Pardoe that the usual trip to some city in the state be abandoned this year as the trips in other years have not been financial successes. Announcement will be made in assembly concerning the selection of the staff. FINE ARTS CLUB HOLDS MEETINGS MEMBERSHIPS OPEN TO ENTIRE STUDENT BODY At the meeting of the Fine Arts club held a week ago, it was decided to open the membership of the organization to the entire student body of the school. An entrance fee oi twenty-five cents will be collected from those who do not take work under Prof. Pardoe and desire to join. Today is your last chance to enroll. I The purpose and by-laws of the club were discussed in the last issue of the Herald. The meeting today will include five minute talks by the members of the club on great painters and the remainder of the time will be given ever to Miss Florence Jepperson who has arranged a musical program. The program last meeting consisted of short talks on the great English actors. Lettie Ririe discussed the life and work of Sir Henry Irving; Edith Malan gave a talk on Dion Boucicault and Mary Woolley gave a brief sketch of the work of David Garrick. Miss Venice Williams accompanied by Miss Jepperson sang two selections, "Happy Birds" and a "Dutch Lullaby." Miss Minnie Brown entertained the club with a reading; a cutting from the English translation cf the German play, "Old Heidelberg." The applause and interest which greeted each member expressed the thanks and appreciation of the members of the association. The club affords an opportunity to get acquainted with great men and people in an entertaining way and is proving a source of profitable recreation to its members. If you are interested and care to reap the benefits of membership in the Fine Arts c'ub, join now. She Why do you say that girl is such a brick? He I have danced with her and I know just how heavy she is. Ex. STAFF VISIT LEAVES CHECK TO INCREASE IN TEREST IN "EXTEMPO" Prof. Jas. L. Barker, former princi pal and now associated with the University of Utah, paid the Herald staff a visit Saturday afternoon, Oct. 27. Prof. Barker arrived just in time to save the editor from a mental collapse after he had spent several hours filling his fingers with slivers by scratching his head to dish out the hash contained in this issue. Prof. Barker still posseesss that spirit of good fellowship and joyousness. The events which had occurred at school during the week put Prof. Barker in a reminiscent mood and he told of the experiences he had enjoyed in playing the part of detective by capturing the sign painters and other "culprits" who operated during his "reign." He spoke highly of the present faculty and expressed his confidence in the success of the institution.While inquiring into the affairs of the school he discovered that interest in extemporaneous hSd lagged a bit. One who is acquainted with Prof. Rarker knows what an ardent enthusiast of "extempo" he is. When this news was imparted he immediately wrote a check to the amount of ten dollars to be used as the Board of Control shall deem necessary to increase the necessary interest to make extemporaneous contests this year. Thanks wrere showered upon him for the gift in behalf of the student body by those present, efore leaving Prof, arker promised Before leaving Prof. Barker promised to visit us in devotional soon. XMAS CHEER FOR PATRIOTIC STUDENTS WEBER SOLDIERS AND SAILORS TO RECEIVE GIFTS All former students and graduates of Weber Academy, who are in the services of the government, are to be supplied with Christmas cheer by members of the school and faculty. The girls of the domestic art and science departments will soon commence to make tasty "goodies" and candies as well as articles of usefulness, for the boys in khaki Just what will be contained in the Xmas package has not been definitely decided yet; but they will be articles of the greatest practical use. Prof. Jensen has been appointed to secure the names of students under government orders and the Herald desires to assist, so we publish below a form to be filled out and deposited in the Herald suggestion box near the office window, or given to a member of the faculty. The information should include the department, division, company and all other directions for the sending of a package by mail. Your help is necessary to make this enterprisesuccessful. nni ii mi 11 inn tAame jJddress o nm ii in. .1 inn LIOE RTY LOAN DOMINATES STU DENT BODY ACTIVITIES Congressman Welling and James Pingree Address Students Student Body, Professors and Students Purchase Bonds An outburst of patriotism such as .s seldom seen was the way in which the student body of Weber respond ed to Pres. Woodrow Wilson's proclamation setting aside Wednesday, Oct. 24, as Liberty Loan Day. Heed ing the proclamation, the student body officers arranged a patriotic program and secured as the speakers the Hon. Milton H. Welling, congressman from Utah, and James Pin gree, chairman of the Liberty loan committee of the Northern Utah district.The meeting was the result of a burning desire on the part of all the students and faculty members to do their "bit" in helping Uncle Sam raise the largest loan in the history of the world and eventually to "make the word safe for democracy." Hence when the orators of the day were welcomed to the stand, the students in an outburst of patriotism made the occasion one of the most rare in the history of the school. The assemblage was called to order by President Wilkinson and it was opened by the singing of "The Sunshine of Your Smile" by Mrs. Agnes Warner. Prayer was offered by Prof. C. J. Jensen, who prayed that the leaders of the various nations might be led through inspiration from on High, and that "Liberty" to all peoples would be the outcome which be achieved with as little loss of life as possible. Mrs. Warner and the Weber College faculty trio, Messrs. Al-dous Dixon, T. Eearle Pardoe and William M. McKay then rendered the "Flag Without a Stain," thus adding to the enthusiasm of the assembly. Following this the chairman read Pres. Wilson's Liberty Loan Day proclamation and concluded by stating the purpose of the meeting. He said, "We have met today in response tc Pres. Wilson's proclamation, to aid our government to the best of our ability; to pledge support to the 35 students who have left our ranks to give their very lives, if necessary, for the cause of liberty. Before leaving this assembly it is earnestly hoped that every student will have made this pledge that every student will have aided the student body in buying Liberty bonds and, if in any way possible, in buying an individual Liberty bond." Chairman Pingree was then introduced and warmly applauded by the students. After tracing the causes of the United States' entrance into the war, he characteristically declared, "We are fighting to prevent the world from being ruled by the most despotic power it has ever known, and we must give of our means to present the over-running of our country by this monster." The speak- or placed emphasis upon the sound business investment the loan represented and advised the students to buy coupon bonds. "We are indeed honored today," President Wilkinson announced, after Mr. Pingree had concluded, "in having with us today the Hon. Milton H. Welling, congressman from our own liberty-loving state, and it is my great pleasure to introduce him as our next speaker." Congressman Welling immediately congratulated the students upon their self-government and then plunged with fervor into the message he had for them, declaring that if the people were giving their money to the rovernment that they would be more proud of their part in this war, but ihat the people should, nevertheless, feel proud in merely loaning their money to the government. Continuing he asseverated the doc-tnne that this loan was the vital means to a necessary end, declaring, 'This is an investment in human liberty. This is not a cold-blooded transaction of money for the interest which you will be paid. Every dollar you loan to the government is a dollar in the bulwark of liberty, which is being raised to hold back the invasion of the hellish despot who has attempted to enslave the world to his lustful desires. If we do not arouse today and come to feel the grandeur and obligation of working for human liberty, that dread power will come and ride roughshod over our own country with brutal force and wring the cost of this war from us. But if we do arouse and go to the aid of the government, the power of this autocratic monster will be broken and liberty will be given to the world." Congressman Welling then told of the respect government officials had for drafted men, saying, "No young man who has been drafted or who may be, need feel badly because he did not volunteer. The government honors the drafted soldiers equally with the volunteers and also others who are at home today working their hands to aid their comrades in arms. All are respected and believed to be cc.ually loyal to the cause." Before the orator had even taken his seat, after concluding his brilliant address, Charles Linford of the student body moved that every student give at least 50 cents to the student body, that money in turn to be used for the purchase of a $200 Liberty bond to be owned by the student body as an organization. There was not a dissenting vote to the motion, the sentiment of everyone being in support of the boys who are to fight for freedom. In response to a further suggestion, given on the spur of the moment, about 20 students pledged themselves to buy individual bonds. This action, coupled with the purchasing of individual bonds by many ether students and by every member of the patriotic Weber faculty will run the Liberty loan subscriptions of Weber college close to the $5,000 goal.
|Title||Weber Herald (Weber, Utah), 1917-11-01, Vol. 2, No. 3|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber Academy|
|Description||Weber's first student newspaper, the Weber Herald, ran from 1917 to 1935.|
College student newspapers and periodicals
|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.|