Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1938-12-161
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RRY GHRISTMA Great Governments Are Altruistic ME VOL. 2 Dixon Sends Cheer - li v NOT THE ADORATION OF THINGS, A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE For centuries the pagans be lieved as did the God Thor that "Force rules the world still. It has ruled it and shall rule it. Meekness is weakness. Only strength is triumphant." They believed with Nietzche that the weak and humble had no place in the world. To them life was not sacred; compassion was scarcely known. Even their sports reeked with the stench of bloodshed. In their savagery they resembled the most relentless of the jungle creatures. Paganistic Brutality For approximately nineteen hundred and thirty-eight years the gloom of paganistic brutality has been dispelled by the dawn of the Christian spirit. The Christian spirit was so revolutionary that the pagans stood aghast at its novelty, yet they were enraptured with its beauty. How wonderful it was to them to conceive God as their father and all pien as their brothers! What a difference this doctrine of the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man made in their regard for the sacredness of human life, and how thrilled they were at the belief that the world can be ruled by love far better than by force! There is no better statement of the rights of the individual and the rights of the group than we find in the great law of love expressed by the Master: "Wherefore all things ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so unto them." Recognition of this law will bring "Peace on earth and good will This here production was written for the express purpose of doing absolutely nothing. We sincerely hope that it accomplishes its purpose. We have (Continued on Page 3) WtB-1- -tt ft J,f. ASSOCIATED to all men", and violation of the law always bring wretchedness and strife. I Am Grieved I am grieved that there are nations who seem to be reverting to the old paganistic materialism; who believe that they can thrive on hatred; who have no room in their hearts for the Prince of Peace or for His gospel of love. I hope that all Americans can see that democracy depends upon shared living, that selfishness will destroy it and that the safety of these United States lies in the Christian spirit. Your Thoughtful Considerations Throughout this school year you have exemplified the Christian ideal through your thoughtful considerations, your innumerable acts of kindness, and your unselfish service to the college. The Weber college faculty and student body are impressed by the full import of the great law of the Master. We are determined to make this Xmas a feast of the adoration of Christ rather than a feast of the adoration of things. Many of us who, on account of lack of means, cannot duplicate the extravagant gifts of the Magi are nevertheless doing more good through our thoughtfulness in making someone else happy. Merely to be thought of and appreciated means more to many of us than the most expensive gifts. I extend to you my appreciation and my best wishes for a blessed holiday season. Luther King, American Tenor, To Sing at Weber Luther King, colored tenor, is scheduled to sing on Weber's lyceum program January 31 or February 1. Mr. King ' appeared at Brig- ham Young university last year and was acclaimed by the packed house gathered there. He travels alone, and while at Weber he will be assisted by a Salt Lake City commentator and STUDENTS OF WEBER OGDEN, UTAH, DECEMBER 16, PHOENIX W. C. Writers at B. Y. U. Meet; Weese Speaks, Mac. Elected College journalists attending the sixth annual conference for intermountain writers, December 3, at B. Y. U. were Jacob Weese, Signpost editor, John MacFarland, managing editor; Pauline Rogers, Mary Peterson, Beth Cardon, and Everal Harris, contributors to Signpost. Mr. Weese addressed his panel on the subject of making the school paper a newspaper. Mr. MacFarland was elected committee member to draft a special resolution. Featured in the several sections were such newspaper men and women as Frank K. Baker, sports editor of the Salt Lake Telegram, LeRoy D. Simmons of the Salt Lake Tribune, Miss Gladys Hobbs, feature writer for Deseret News, and Ernest Ras-mussen, editor of the Provo Herald. Getting Job No Cinch "A college education is an asset to prospective reporters, but it does not insure their getting a job when they graduate," stated Mr. Baker, advising students to get the best possible education and then be prepared to do a lot of hard work before they become full-fledged reporters. At all events, he urged, students must get full command of the English language. A reporter must know grammar and spelling. He further declared that a large vocabulary is one of the best ways to combat inaccuracy, the cardinal sin of newspaper writing. Feminist Says Girls Able Despite the general opinion that women have no place in the journalist field, Miss Hobbs asserted that a woman makes a better reporter than a man does. "That is," she declared, "if she keeps her chin up and proves to the world that she can 'take it.1 Sooner or later the editor will come to terms." Miss Hobbs spoke to the girls in an assembly called especially for prospective women journalists.Furious Test Squall Subsides Survivors of the recent test week typhoon are gradually unknotting their furrowed brows as the profs tuck away their exams until the end of another quarter. Nothing to worry about now except report card week and what to get Aunt Susie for Christmas. Full information on persons blown inside out will be compiled by Mrs. Clarisse Hall, registrar, soon after December 19, for a kind of Christmas whatsit. As usual, exams succeded in taking the soup out of the students. If you see someone wandering around in the halls glassy eyed and mumbling to himself, be sympathetic and throw same water in his face. Collins For nights I had not slent. For days I had kept my nose in a book, studying, Studying, STUDYING! My eyes were not for those about me; my eyes were only for the printed matter which had stared me in the face so long. That friendly time was past and nothing had taken its place. I speak of nothing as that empty feeling one gets in the pit oi nis stomach when he is desperately afraid of something and yet is not sure what it is. I remembered only dull fear until I found myself staring at the door of the room in which I was to have the experience of COLLEGE 1938 STAGES 'Friend Hannah' Announced School play finalists were relieved from a great emotional strain Wednesday, December 7, when the tryouts for "Friend Hannah" came to an end, and a cast was announced. The play is the tragic love story of George III of England, who resigned at the time of the first colonization in America. His affair with Hannah strangely resembles the sensational modern affair of Wally Simpson and the Duke of Windsor. But George III does not abdicate his throne for his lady as Windsor did. After deliberate consideration, Mr. Allred chose Nina Nelsen to play the gay, winsome Hannah Lightfoot, and Ross Ekins to play George Tudor III. Other members of the cast include Rose Burchell as the solicitous, but obdurate Margaret, John Johnson as Isaac, Betty Mae Nelson as the incorrigible Betty, Dick Russel as Robert, and Ralph Hancock as the lovable Uncle Thomas, Aurline Osmond as Augusta, Ronald Cole as Duke of York, Everett Judd as Chan-dor and LaMoian Suttlemyre as Lord Bute. Tenderly Poignant Play The play itself has all the flavor and tender pathos of such movies as "Maytime", and "Smilin' Thru". It is entirely different from the last year's robust, virile production of "The Taming of the Shrew" and requires sensitive artists for its interpretation. Mr. Allred was delighted with the exceptional talent displayed by the participants. He estimated that a total of sixty students vied for the parts. Young Plays Bandit, Then To Bed Whitney Young comes to class, ties a handkerchief bandit fashion around his face, and announces he has a sore throat. When questioned, he says that one can catch a cold as far away as fifteen feet from a sniffing, coughing, blowing person.So the hanky is for public protection. If the oral cavity is more or less sealed up, the germs have a hard time making the fifteen feet. But the germs can still raise havoc at home. Mr. Young first had a bad cold, then was threatened with pneumonia, and finally took really sick with flu. This week he is back at school minus his handkerchief. A. C. Club Gives Program The Weber club of the U. S. A. C. presented a 30 minute program before the Weber college faculty and student body December 2, 1938, in the college auditorium.The program was well received.my first college test. I entered the room. What impressed me most was that some of the other students were smiling. Imagine smiling with disaster mocking behind your back! Donna Jenkins, freshman. O. M. Clark, ardent exponent of Laissez Faire at the Jefferson Adams university, passed unexpectedly at his home last night victim of Chartitis. This malady is known only among radical professors of economics. The disease was considered merely chronic until Wednesday, December 7, when he was suddenly stricken by a rash of 65 (Continued on Page 4) NO. 7 BIG BALL PHOENIX QUEEN TO BE NAMED AT SNOWBALL "Another momentous event in Weber's social calendar breaks loose tonight namely the big Phoenix Snowball dance," announces Harold Benson, president of the club. Peak of the evening will be the presentation of the Phoenix sponsor, an upstanding girl of Weber college chosen by club members. She will be given first, a necklace bearing the Phoenix emblem, and second, a sound-proofed kiss. Phyllis Cardon, Evelyn Smith, Ilene Carlson, Irene Coombs, and Janet Morrin are the ladies in the line-up, for one of them will reign as club sponsor for the entire school year. She will also be smacked down byman-about-school President Benson publicly.Being the first formal dance of the year, the Snowball is a tradition at the school. Snowballs, guttering and silvery, will hang from the ceiling. Silver Christmas trees, winter scenes, and pale blue lights will complete the wintry setting. Jerry Jones' sweet swing will (Continued on Page 3) Vocalists, Orchestra Give Musicale By FIRST-NIGHTER One hundred Weber musicians presented the major autumn quarter musicale, November 30, under the direction of Roland Parry, department head, and Clair Johnson, director of band and orchestra. "Because the audience appeared to be so well pleased, as shown by their generous response and favorable comments," said Mr. Parry, "we shall endeavor to give such a concert or light opera at the end of each quarter." The college orchestra rendered with nice precision several of the world's symphonic masterpieces, under the smooth baton of Clair Johnson. Costumed dramatization of the Prologue from Faust was interpreted by Bernard Quinn, Cecil Christensen, and a select chorus under Mr. Parry's supervision.Soloists in Mr. Parry's arrangement of the "Serenade" were Doris Ward, Cecil Christensen, and Ralph Hancock. These singers made their interpretations upon a background sung by the Glee club. The principal number of the evening, Handel's inspiring "Hallelujah Chorus," performed by combined orchestra and Glee club, brought out each musician's best. The audience sensed the thrill of the rendition as much as did singers and instrumentalists.Bacteriologist Downed by Germs You wondered what had happened to Dr. Dean Anderson? Well, he contracted chicken pox and is now barely out of quarantine.He was in a bad way. After three nights of fever, he tried to get out of bed to make a culture media. Dr. Anderson states that most children have chicken pox, but that it is not limited to youngsters. People of all voting ages, even as old as 60, catch this virus disease. And when voters contract this illness, they get it in the neck.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1938-12-16, Vol. 2, No. 7|
|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 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.|