Weber Herald (Weber, Utah), 1922-10-261
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1 III " llSfeRlraTO HWAT T I III III III COLLEGE fTln V I II) II 1 I jj Davis F ida hall fig v V lliJWiA . l! JU ulJL iUWiL Atwr VOL. 8 No. 3 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1922 FOUR PAGES ALUMNI PLAY 350 Weber College Students Join In First Annual Hike To Apostle McKay Pays Tribute to Mountain as Manifestation of Divine Creation; President Talks The hike taken by the students of Weber college to Mount Ogden on October 4th means something more than the novelty of three hundred and fifty students climbing to a peak ten thousand feet high, and enjoying spirit of picnicing. It means that a precedent has been established. Various trips to the peak had been planned in the past, but none materialized until that memorable Wednesday. At five o'clock in the morning, the majority of the students who attend Weber college met at the well known rock at the mouth of Taylor's canyon. The school band was stationed there, and played several lively tunes, which put zest into the party of the hike. Several rousing cheers were given, after which the trip was begun. Six horses were taken on the trip to carry the flag pole, the flags, and the cement which were used in the erection of a pemanent reminder of the occasion. The faculty led the procession, followed by the classes in their order : Sophomores first, Juniors second, Seniors third, and lastly the college students. Malan's heights was reached at about 8 :30 o'clock, and here the party rested and ate lunch. In half an hour, the hikers proceeded on their way. Small parties stopped now and again to rest, and at each stopping place entertainers furnished diversion with songs and recitations. Along the path many interesting snap shots were taken, for each student felt that he would be glad to have a reminder of Weber's first hike to Mount Ogden. As the last few miles are exceedingly difficult, the girls who reached the top are to be congratulated. When the hikers reached the summit lunches were eaten and the flag pole was planted in the Deseret News and I. A. T. A. Offer Prizes To State Essayists The Deseret News, our church newspaper, is conducting an essay contest among the junior and senior high school students of the state of Utah. The subject to be written is, "What does the Constitution of the United States Mean to Me?" A $25 cash prize will be given for the best essay in the state submitted by junior and senior high schools. $15 for the second best essay and $10 for the third best essay. The Intermountain Automotive Trades association is also conducting an essay contest among the high schools and universities of the state of Utah, on the subject, "Cause and Prevention of Street Accidents." A first prize of $25 will be given for the best essay submitted. A second prize of $15 will be given for the best essay submitted from junior high schools. Mount Ogden Top ground and cemented there. The names of the students reaching the peak were written on sheets of paper which were placed in a bottle and cemented beneath the flag pole. Later a very appropriate program was given. President Tracy gave the opening address. Apostle David O. McKay paid tribute to Mount Ogden as a manifestation of Divine creation. He complimented the students upon making the trip, and reminded them that all things worth while in life are difficult of attainment, just as the reaching of the peak had been. Willard Marriott, President of the college student body, and Llewellyn McKay, President of the high school student body, gave brief talks. Then the flag was hoisted, and every one saluted the flag as the bugle blew. Just beneath the stars and stripes was placed the Purple and White banner. The flag-pole bore the inscription, "Presented by the Associated Students of Weber College, 1922." Irving Poulter sang "Oh, Ye Mountains High," after which the students sang the "Purple and White." The return trip was made much more rapidly than the ascent had been, and the only stop on the way home was Malan's Heights for supper at five o'clock. The majority of the students were home by eight. The Weber college hike to Mount Ogden is, with the exception of the Timpanogos hike, the largest ever held in Utah. It was not merely an enjoyable, healthful, and educational affair; it was a trip which added a chapter to the history of Weber college as well. The hike will be taken annually by Weber college students, and the trail thru Taylor's canyon, past Malan's Heights, and up to the summit of Mount Ogden will hereafter be known as the Weber Trail. Let us take advantage of this opportunity and prove to the state, that our English department is up to standard. Let our school take the prize ! The manner of conducting the contests will be taken up in the English departments and all details will be given. Artists Drawn By Autumn Beauties The art students have been taking advantage of the lovely autumn weather and the exquisite coloring of nature, and have been attempting to reproduce on paper, the effect of color and light and shade. This year Miss Parry, as instructor, has an enrollment of sixty art students in the high school and at the beginning of the second semester is to have a class in college art. Of course, such a large number of students will necessitate a larger class STARTS DRIVE FOR COLLEGE HALL Rapid Strides Made In College Progress Interest Grows as Tripling of Last Year's Roll Is Neared Of the 630 students now en rolled at Weber, 104 are mem bers of the college. This shows a remarkable growth over college registration last year when the number was only forty, and makes more imperative than ever the need for new building space. The number of classes taught is on the point of exceeding the number of class rooms provided in the present institution. Be lieving this year's registration to be only an index to what is an ticipated next year, Weber is en thusiastically looking forward to a time when her expansion will not be hampered by lack of room. Already the drive for a new college hall has begun, and citizens of Ogden are looking to ward Weber with new interest. Columbus Day Is Formally Observed Columbus Day, October ' 12, was observed in the Weber college by a special program in de votional. The prelude was given by Helen Wilson, and Mr. Manning offered prayer. Mr. Oborn then gave a piano selection. The prologue to Alice Merrill Home's play, "Columbus West ward Ho," was presented by Mrs. McKay of the Oral Expression department. The early life of Columbus and his longing for fhe sea were depicted in the sketch. At the close Columbus finally obtained his parents' permission to leave for the sea, thus realizing his long cherished ambitions.The cast of the play was as follows : Christopher Columbus Athol Tribe Demenico, his father Lawrence Budge Tusanno, his mother May Pickett Gym Finance Drive Nearing Good End The final drive for the- Weber gymnasium is planned for this week, beginning October 21. It is expected during this week to wind up the soliciting of funds for the gymnasium, and those in charge of the drive are confident of its success. Work on the building is progressing rapidly and according to present indications the gymnasium will be completed by May, 1923. The Alumni organi zation has announced definitely that the annual Alumni banquet will be given next spring in the gymnasium. room, and very soon the art room will be located in the northern section of the carpenter shop. However, this is not to be done until the art classes are to work indoors. In the near future we will take as its motive plant life in design. Starting Monday, there is to be a class in commercial lettering, for the boys, and it is hoped that a sufficient number will take interest in it to make it a very interesting and beneficial class. Student Body Head To Leave on Mission Llewelyn McKay to Enter Swiss German Field of L. D. S. Church Again we pause in our day's labor to bid farewell and success to one of our dearly beloved stu dents. Our student body presi dent, Llewelyn McKay, who has been called upon a mission to Germany will be leaving us very soon. In order that we may show our appreciations and gratitude for the work which he has done for us and this school, a farewell party will be given in his honor next Friday evening, in the audi torium. The entire student body feel very deeply President McKay's departure. There is probably no other student in the entire student body respected and admired so much as our student body president. For three consecutive years, he has lead his class of "23" up toward the goal which it now reaches today. His untiring efforts and hard work have placed "23" on the map, as one of the liveliest, peppiest, most en thusiastic classes ever having at tended this school. His class mates wish to thank him for this work in placing them where they are, and also for his time and ef forts. Not only in his class has he been recognized but in student body affairs as well. He has held several student body offices which he has filled very success fully. During the ' last three years, whenever Weber has needed a man to help her, Llewelyn McKay has been one hundred per cent on the job. He has never refused to do anything asked of him, but has always been willing and anxious to do all he could for Weber. The party which will be given for him Friday evening will be a charge dance. The admission will be fifty cents.' The amount of which will be given to President McKay to help him on his mission. It will be one of the largest dances of the year, and we know that the students will be proud and glad to attend this party for our president. HENDERSON SPEAKS TO HEALTH CLASS On Tuesday, October 10, Dr. Henderson addressed Professor Barret's class in health education. He lectured on the care of the head, telling, in turn, of the eyes, ears, nose, mouth and throat. The prospective teachers were instructed how to ex amine pupils in the school for dnoids, diseased or enlarged tonsils, sore throat and other ,ead diseases. The seriousness if these diseases was emphasized and remedies and preventions perscribed. SCHOOL SHOWS When one stops to consider the great strides made in the history of Weber college, in the past year, one is forced to admit its possibilities and opportunities are limitless. It was not thought at the beginning of last year's term the college enrollment would increase at such an enormous pace. As a result of this rapid development of our college, one finds a great need of a college hall, for the students of future years. Another remarkable advance of Weber's is the modern gymnasium now in construction. When this building is finished it will be the best equipped gymnasium in the state. As there is no better way to judge the future than by the past, we may expect a wonderful future for Weber college ; for if in one year an advancement in enrollment from 34 to 104 can be made, what can Weber not become in ten years' time! Thinkers' Club Is Organized Essential Part of School Spirit Restored After Two Year Lapse It has been the dream of all the leaders of Weber to establish a club in this school that will add spirit to everything that the student attempts to do. This year the wishes of these supporters are being fulfilled in the reorganization of the "Thinkers' Club." This is not the first club of its kind organized in Weber. One was founded by Andy Kasius in 1918, but in 1920 it was discontinued. However, the club is now firmly established and it will be the aim of its members to support it as long as there is a Weber college. Twelve members constitute the club, although there are two or three honorary members appointed each year. The calendar of the club is one that will keep its members very busy this year. It includes lectures by the most prominent speakers that can be secured, and a social schedule that will keep the school alive with excitement. A devotional, and in addition, an April Fool dance on March 30. The club will complete its work for the year by a big banquet which Mrs. Tanner has already promised them. The membership of the club is determined by scholarship, popularity, and the students' participation in school activities. GRANDSON OF S. A. LEADER URGES PRISON REFORM Prisons Fail to Better Con ditions, Says Colonel Booth A most forceful appeal for prison reform in Utah was made to the college students October 4, by Colonel Booth, a grandson of the famous Salvation Army leader. Mr. Booth who is a powerful speaker, pictured most vividly the situations existing under our present prison system. "The greatest crime we know," he said, "is the crime of getting something for nothing. In na ture it is impossible, in society we call it theft or forgery or murder and we punish a man for it by taking two or five or ten years of his life. We send him to the penitentiary and then pro ceed to give him something for nothing, to train him in the very crime for which we are punish ing him." GREAT PROGRESS "Merchant of Venice" Goes Down as Record Home Dramatic Feat Professor Josephs Delights Huge Audience in Title Role of "Shylock"; Ideal Cast Plays Supporting Roles What was reported as the best paid home dramatical feat in the history of the town, was "The Merchant of Venice," presented by the college and alumni of the Weber college on the night of Monday, October 16 at the Or-pheum theatre. An appreciative audience filled the house nearly to its utmost capacity. The success of the production was assured from the beginning by this combination : an excellent play, an able director, a well trained cast and an enthusiastic audience. The Alumni association was fortunate in having Mr. Lemuel B. C. Josephs, a member of the faculty of the American Academy of Dramatic Art of New York City, to direct the drama and play the title role. His "Shy- lock" was the living Jew, de spised for his greed, yet catered to for the wealth that greed brought him. Mr. Josephs por trayed the relentless racial hatred of the period in a most dramatic anner. "Portia," played by Mrs. Ellen Scowcroft Eccles, was at her best in the famous court scene. She was ably supported in her role by Wilford Moench, who made a most gallant Bassanio, and Lawrence Evans, the faithful Antonio.Miss Ida Scowcroft as Nerissa. Mrs. Pauline Evans as Jessica, True justice, according to Col. Booth, must provide restitution and that can be accomplished by making our prisons into shops where a man can not only support himself and pay his idem- nity but can work out his eter nal salvation and come out on a higher social plane. Our prisons fail utterly if they do not send a man out better than he was when he went in. Colonel Booth told of the poverty stricken homes which were the result of prison sentences. The man who has broken the law is housed, fed and kept in a state of uselessness and compulsory indolence while his wife and children suffer actual want. Perhaps Colonel Booth did appeal primarily to the emotions, but there is every obvious truth in his arguments. He is undertaking to raise one hundred thousand dollars for prison reform in the United States. It has been suggested that Weber take a part in the movement. Colonel Booth then added excellent personal advice. "Every day, "he said, "draw an imaginary picture on your wall, put it in every thought, word and action of the entire day. Be perfectly frank with yourself and do not withhold one thing. After this picture is painted, ask yourself if you would like to invite your friends to come in and see it. If you are ashamed of it resolve to do better tomorrow." This was the advice given by Mr. Booth. He promised us that if we did this every day we would become well acquainted with and know ourselves. Grant Dahlstrom as Gratiano, Irving Poulter as the handsome Prince of Morrocco and Harvey Taylor as the romantic Lorenzo, all deserve commendation for excellent work. The entire cast was well adopted to their respective roles. The members of the cast, with the exception of Mr. Josephs, were selected from the most tal ented Thespians of the alumni and college. They were : Antonio, A Merchant of Venice Lawrence Evans Salarino Olin Ririe Salanio Ernest McKay Bassanio Wilford B. Moench Lorenzo Harvey Taylor Gratiano Grant Dahlstrom Portia Ellen Scowcroft Eccles Nerissa, Companion to Portia.. Ida Scowcroft Balthazar, Servant to Portia.... Leland Gibson SHYLOCK, The Jew MR. JOSEPHS Launcelot Gobbo, Shylock's Servant Llewelyn McKay Old Gobbo, Launcelot's Father Harold Silvers Jessica, Shylock's Daughter Pauline Malan Evans Prince or Morocco, Suitor to Portia Irvin Poulter Tubal, Friend to Shylock Frank Douglas Duke of Venice.. ..Wallace Budge As an illustration for "appreciate yourself," Mr. Booth told the story of a talented young lady who was an excellent piano player. She was practicing from four to six hours a day. When questioned as to why she practiced so much her answer was that she wished to become a perfect accompanist. It was only to help the soloist to gain fame. She realized in a measure the importance of having a good accompanist. She really appreciated herself and her talent was eager to give herself. All of the students remember the illustration of "giving yourself." It was a description of the football game, following a season in which every game had been lost with the score tied, and only one minute to play. Mr. Booth, who was playing quarter back, had the chance to prove his worth and win the game. He failed his school. The game was lost and yet one of the students of his school came, patted him on the back and said, "Never mind Booth, you'll have your chance next year. We're all behind you !" Oh, what a splendid example of giving one self. This student made the defeated combatant feel like a new man. Beneath the moon He told his love The color left her cheeks But on the shoulder of his coat It showed up plain for weeks. "Have you got anything invested in German marks?" "Do I look like one?"
|Title||Weber Herald (Weber, Utah), 1922-10-26, Vol. 8, No. 3|
|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 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.|