Weber Herald (Weber, Utah), 1920-12-161
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Help Raise the $1000 VOL. IV am BIG "CYM" LEON BUSH & GEORGIA TATE Take Honors in Grant Oratorial Contest FIVE EXCELLENT SPEECHES MADE Miss Tate is Only Representative of College Bush Wins Over Three High School Contestants One of the important events of the school year at Weber took place on Wednesday, December 8, 1920, when the annual Grant Oratorical contest was held. As the contest was open to all students of Weber, many excellent orations were written, most of which entered the preliminary tryouts. The high school prize went to !,nm Hush of the Junior class. His oration was unanimously given tir&t place by the judges. As the other two participants of the contest gave speeches of a very high standard, Mr. Bush is to be complimented on being the winner. Miss Georgia Tate was the only representative of the college. She gave a very excellent speech. The context of her speech was as follows: "SPEECH" The past is full of glory The future is full of promise. "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake, Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you, And say all manner of evil against you, Rejoice, and be exceeding glad for great is your reward." To the Mormon pioneers do the people of Utah attribute the glory of their past. The Church ot Jesus ChriH.t ot Latter-day Saints first assumed organized form in Fayette, Seneca County, New York, April 6, 1830. The Saints then gathered in Kirt-land, Ohio, and in Farr West, Mo., while the year eighteen hundred and thirty saw the building of Nauvoo in Illinois. Well cultivated farms surrounded this city which grew into a prosperous community, composed of factories, commercial houses, a beautiful temple, and modern homes, which sheltered twenty thousand souls. While here, the Saints were persecuted by the Gentiles, and the Prophet Joseph Smith and his Brother Hyrum, suffered martyrdom at their hands. The remainder of 1 lie Saints then, under the leadership of President Brigham Young, decid ed to "flee to the West.'' Thus began the Nauvoo Exodus and the perilous fifteen hundred mile journey across unknown and desolate plains. The Saints were given no time to gather sufficient food, clothing. and other appropriate means of transportation. The journey became miles of misery and utter exhaustion; a succession of attacks by Gentiles, wild beasts and Indians; exposure to the elements; and subjection to the ravages of disease and hunger. Sometimes doubting, but more often hoping and praying that the "Promised Land" might be reached, one hundred and fifty-one wan and tired survivors at last dragged themselves wearily into the Great Salt Lake Valley or Utah on July twenty-third, eighteen hundred and forty-seven. They immediately sowed the seeds of their first crop. The follow- Contiiiued on Page 2 fofHRHHAL OGDEN, EXTEMPO CONTEST POSTPONED The College has found it necessary to postpone the winning of the Barker Effective Speaking Contest for a month at least. Although the subject "$1000 for the Gym," had been announced and a student from each class had been selected it was thought best to postpone the contest. The Grant Oratorical contest and coming examinations were engrossing the students' time. The enthusiasm over the contests is growing. At present the College and Seniors are tied for highest honors and the competition p.'o;.iics to tn'Tinip more exciting. All the speakers and speeches so far have been excellent. And baring the timorous ness of some of our Freshmen we have enjoyed every contest. There are but three more contests to be staged and we suspect that the classes have been saving their best speakers for the "Home Stretch." PAGEANT DRAMA IS WRITTEN BY MRS. McKEY Much Expected of Drama's Initial Performance at Orpheum Dec. 21 In our nation, President Wilson has set apart December 21, as a holiday on which we should remember the Pilgrims, who landed on the New England coast three hundred years ago. In the state, the subject has been taken up, and our church ever loyal has also determined to honor the Pilgrims. The Weber Normal College is con ducting a campaign for the gym, so is going to put on a pageant drama the evening of December 21, at the Orpheum. The pageant is not a real pageant nor a real drama, but a series of one act plays. The first act is to be in memory of the Pil grim fathers; the second in honor of the pioneers, and the third depicts the present generation. The tercentenary drama was written by Blanche Kendell McKey, one of the dramatic authorities of Utah. Her work has received the highest commendation from both Professor Lewis at the University and Superintendent Bennion of the Church schools. Weber is very fortunate in having such a valuable member in the factulty. As a pageant, it is unusually beautiful and as a drama it is bright with wit and tender with pathos. The combination of the two elements, pageantry and drama is new, and is sure to find favor. The public of Ogden will have an excellent opportunity to witness a really good production. And will, in the same measure, be able to contribute to the building of the Weber gymnasium. UTAH, THURDAY DECEMBER 16, 1920 CM Seniors Win Inter-Class Basketball Series Juniors Battle Hard to Obtain Second Place from Sophs Surprising Material Makes Its Appearance General Basketball Outlook is Very Good. The mighty Seniors easily captured the honors for inter-class basketball series this year. The Juniors and Sophs, however, did not find it so easy to settle their liatle dispute and it was not until a third game was played that the Juniors won second place by a lead of one point. Although our Freshmen friends didn't make any real hit they must be complimented tor their efforts. We understand that they were handicapped by their fewness of numbers, but -"greit. things from small beginnings vg. o ,'. " , Competition has been very keen and much real class exhibited in the playing. Our coach has some fine material to choose from and our prospects for the year look exceptionally bright. ' Because of the departure of most of our former players, things looked bad for a while but since the class series the coach is mighty proud of his "team to be." Among the most prominent new players ranks Lawrence Budge, whose remarkable floor playing and basket shooting has been one of the great surprises. For cciter we see Vernon Hill towering aboe the rest. Watkins is also a good prospect. The men left from last year are NeWman, Hickman, Lindsay and Parry, we know what these men can do and expect a good game from them. - RED CROSS DRIVE OPENS AT WEBER Carver Makes Appeal The great mother ot the world the Red Cross, is again calling for help. Her great work never ends, and although the war' has ceased, suffering and hardships still exist. Many little hungry children and ex-service men and European nations would be forgotten and left to suffer and die, if it were not for our great mother the Red Cross. Reverend Carver, a member of the local Red Cross board, brought this appeal to the Weber students when he spoke in devotional Wednesday. His speech was delivered in a convincing manner and made a great impression upon the students. They were then asked to m.ike contributions and responded loyally by giving $62.25 to the cause. PATRIARCH WHITTAK-ER ADDRESSES STUDENTS Thursday, December 2nd, the students that are studying the Old Testament had the privilege of hearing Patriarch Whitlaki r talk on the priesthood. ' He explained the priesthood, its origin, the difference between the Aaronic and Melchizedeck priesthood.Brother Whittaker is an interesting speaker and held the attention of the students to the end. They will welcome a return visit any time an opportunity for another such talk presents itself. '.: M, a: IPAIGN RAGING MUST RAISE ONE THOUSAND Dollars at Pageant & Varsity Play December 21-22 B. Y. U. vs. PRINCETON On December 2 2, the Brigham Young University will meet Princeton in a debate. Representing the "Y" are Ernest Wilkinson, a former Weber student; ' George Ballif and Hyrum Harter. : The question is a good one: "Resolved that congress should pass' a law prohibiting strikes in essential industries, constitutionality waived." The B. Y. U. is our sister college; it is one of the best church schools in the state. As students of the Weber Colleg we feel a vital interest in the debate and consider it an important event. Princeton is an American university, and her debaters are loyal siL-Jcuto. The;- havft been touring 'the country and possibly have been preparing the subject for a year. The "Y" men have had but a month to prepare for the battle of wits. Nevertheless they have our confidence and sincerest wishes for success. "JOHN GABRIEL BORK-MAN" VARSITY PLAY Critics Praise Play Highly Is the Third of Varsity Play Series On Wednesday evening, December 2 2, the Varsity Players will present the play, "John Gabriel Borkman," at the Orpheum theatre. This is the third play that the Varsity players have given in Ogden, and those who have seen the first two know the quality of their acting. . v John Gabriel Borkman'' is said to'Jje the best play that they have presented so far. .The lead is played by Moroni Ol-sen; a role that enables him to ex hibit; his wonderful portrayal of characters more than in any preceding play. He is supported by an able cast, most of whom played in '"1 he Witching Hour" and "Passers By." ' These people are all artists in acting and several have played in some of the largest cities of the United States, where they have been successful."John Gabriel Borkman" was presented in Salt Lake and other cities in Utah before packed houses. This play is given here for the benefit of the "Gym." The proceeds will be divided as in the preceding plays, half of it going to the players and the otrer half to the Weber fund for the "Gym.'' It is the duty of Weber students and Ogden people to fill the house. THOTS OF KCKMI5EH Little Brother The longest month of the year. Mother The shortest month of the year. Grandfather The month of my memories. Santa Claus What a nightmare! DSell More Tickets 1 NO. 5 STUDENTS ENTHUSIASTIC Ward Captains Elected Every Ward Canvassed Many Tickets Sold Can you believe it? Yes its a fact that Weber is putting over the biggest campaign in her history. This campaign is for the purpose of raising one thousand dollars (Weber Student-body quota) for the gym. The method chosen for the means to raise the money, is that of staging two plays at the Orpheum, and packing the house each ni?hr. The play of the first night will be, "The Triumph of Tomorrow," written and directed by Mrs. McKey and played by Weber students. The second evening, "John Gabriel Borkman," will be presented by the Varsity Players. Both plays have been praised highly by good critics, so the quality of the productions is not in doubt. It was first thought impossible and impracticable to try to present two plays on consecutive nights but. Aaron Tracy, the "Tiger of the Faculty'' decided we could do it and we will. Weber students would feel ashamed to fail under the leadership of Mr. Tracy. Everything has been planned well and is working the same way. Friday noon a few students from every ward in Weber county were calleo in room twenty-four where they were treated to chocolates' to appease then-appetite. Brother Tracy there told them the big undertaking Weber was about to push, and asked them if they were behind him. Every student expressed himself as willing to do anything for the .cause, alter which Brother Tracy closed with this sentence, "Students, we must put it over, we can not fail." And we wont. Every student present was askeo to take a certain ward in the com munity, and on 'the following Sunday morning and evening announce the plays. This obtained gratifying results, as, some students even gave emotional orations in the various meetings. Monday morning these students elected a captain from each ward to have charge of the ticket selling in that particular ward. The captain's duty being to assign students to certain blocks, in the ward thereby canvassing every house in Weber county. Tuesday these ticket seller were given an example of how to sell tickets by Mr. Barrett, Budge and Miss Taylor who appeared upon the stage in devotional. This little act created much enthusiasm among the students and Stew Campbell so far. seems to have derived the most benefit from it. The campaign is raging, students, wake up! Get out and sell some tickets; display your loyalty to the Purple and White; and as the "Tiger" says, "We cannot fail." Mr. Blaylock in American History. "Which way does the Niagara Falls flow?" Wernald Johns, "Down."
|Title||Weber Herald (Weber, Utah), 1920-12-16, Vol. 4, No. 5|
|Creator||Weber Normal College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber Normal College|
|Description||Weber's first student newspaper, the Weber Herald, ran from 1917 to 1935.|
College student newspapers and periodicals
Weber Normal 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.|