Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1937-12-031
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ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF WEBER COLLEGE VOL. 1 OGDEN, UTAH, DECEMBER 3, 1937 NO. 5 W. C Presents Swenson Issues Call For Basketball Artists Reed K. Swenson, "wizard basketball coach of the west", issued a call for basketball artists to report for practice Monday, November 2 9. Seventeen men reported for the initial workout and more are expected to report today and Monday. Charley Clark, Delbert Bingham, Floyd Morris, Clyde Morris and Earl Miller are veterans back in suits. New men reporting are John Paul Jones, LaMar Briggs, Phil Revell, Harlan Packham, Noble Fishburn, Max Wilkins, Sam Anderson, Jack Thomas, Bob Bagley, Glen Barlow, Frank Wolley, and Woody Hansen. Wilkins and Jones are former stars of South high school in Salt Lake. Briggs and Revell are all-state men from Ogden high. "We should ' have a real title contender this year," said Swenson today. He added that the Wildcats would have a colorful schedule featuring pre - season games with the University of Utah, the Utah State Agricultural College, and the Brigham Young University. "We may take a trip to California during the holidays, but plans have not materialized in that direction," he concluded. Weber will feature two teams. One group will compete in the intermountain jaysee league; the (Continued on page 4) HOW DO YOU FUEL? "Corking" said the bottle. "Rotten" said the apple. "Punk" said the firecracker. "Grand" said the piano. "Fine" said the judge. "Ripping" said the garment. "Keen" said the knife. "Strung" said the pearl and Marge Glines. "Balmy" said the weather and Wayne Bundy. "Nutty" said the almond and LaMar Briggs. "Green" said the olive and Phyllis Cardon. "Yellow" said the banana, and any guy who tells who wrote this. "Tired" said the wheel and Jean Richards. "Cuckoo" said the bird and Jim Ronell. THOUGHTS I'OK THINKKUS (Tills doesn't moan you, either) Experience teaches some folks simply that they have made another mistake. (Continued on page 3) RIFF-RAFF TO Weber College opens its season of dramatic and musical entertainment December 9-10-11 with the presentation of Rudolf Friml's musical drama, "The Vagabond King." Nearly $600, the combined efforts of the music and drama departments, and six weeks of intensive rehearsal for the cast of 50 and the orchestra of 30 have gone into the making of the great show. Added impetus was given the already intense interest in the production last week when Roland Parry, director, decided to turn the proceeds into a fund to buy uniforms for the band. President H. A. Dixon heartily endorsed the idea and began a campaign to interest the business and civic organizations of the city in the project. Latest reports indicated that tickets were moving very well indeed, with the service clubs supporting the project and an intensive ticket drive underway. "The Vagabond King" is a fast-moving vivid portrayal of war-torn Paris during the turbulent years of the fifteenth century. The story first plunges the audience into a tavern where the riff-raff Friml's 'Vagabond King ' lii fc "' HAVE THEIR FLING DEC. of the city, "the worst rats and cats in all Paris", are gathered to revel, paying no heed to the fact that the Duke of Burgundy is pounding at the city's very gates. King Louis XI himself appears in disguise, forgetting his duty as king to chase after "the skirts of a wench." And the king of the vagabonds, Francois Villon, appears to be the tune of the stirring "Song of the Vagabonds." The lady Katherine comes to the CAST FOR OPERA Ro-ne De Montigny Karl Read Marmot Rose Run-hell Himuclto )u Hamel ...X'elinda Ravidson, Ida .Mason riuy Tabarie "Wayne llundy Frisian R'Horniite Ronald Colo Louis XI Howard Randall Francois Villon Rornard Quinn Katliorine T e Va m-ol 1 es Rernire diddle, Mariano Reterson Thib.'Uit 1 'A ussigny James And rows I. .ily Mary 11a Wi iulit N'oi-1 Re Jolys.. Merle Allen Oliver Re Ruin Robert Rlair Tlie (.Jueen Matjorie Houan Casin Cholot Weldon HeSop Rocali Howard (ldon J . : - v3 9- 10 - 1 1 tavern to see the vagabond who wrote a love poem to her. And uses him to rid her of a persistent suitor, the Grand Marshal Thibaut D'Aussigny, who is planning to open the gates to the Burgund-ians. In an exciting scene, Villon disposes of Thibaut in a sword brawl and is himself taken captive by the king's men. He awakes in the morning to find himself the Grand Marshal of Paris, washed, shaved, sumptuously dressed, so changed his old friend and companion in crime, Guy Tabarie, does not know him. The denouncement is a scene that sets a new high for hilarity. And the king's diabolical plans come to the fore. He is planning to use Villon to save the city and revenge himself on the scornful Katherine. Villon is to be king for a day, with the gallows as the penally unless he wins the love of the Lady Katherine in twenty-four hours. Villon accepts and marches off to meet Burgundy willi his army of riff-raff and raglails at his heels. Once more the "Song of the Vagabonds" roars out. Anything can happen ( Continued on page 2 ) Doctor Dixon Explains Expansion By Claude Williams Yours truly was trying to inter view Dr. Dixon on Weber's ex pansion, but Dr. Dixon is a busy, busy man. I sat in an expectant position waiting for Lewis Glad-well, Standard Examiner reporter. to finish his errand. After he had gone, 1 could see just the two of us engrossed in the discussion of the new building program, but a couple of school board members came and Dr. Dixon found it nec essary to go with them and visit other schools. A new-found friend of the ante-chamber and I decided on a private meeting to discuss the prospects of seeing our popular president. Surely he would be free during the noon hour, but when we returned, there was a whole procession around him I might add all women! At last the number dwindled, and we once more felt hopeful. President Dixon looked up at us with that winning smile that he has made so famous during the short time lie has been here and shrugged in his own inimitable way. When we told him we were interested in the new building program, we touched the heart of Dr. Dixon's excellent nature, because he gave us the words: "The building is to cost $146,000 and is to be usetf for advanced trades. The main floor is to house courses in carpentry, plumbing, sheet metal work, air condition-(Continued on page 3) STUDENT BODY DANCE TONIGHT Big dance tonite! And from what the dance committee says very novel. At intermission a shower of balloons will descend upon the merry throng. In the balloons, or on them, or something dance committee vague on the point will be numbers. The lucky numbers will win prizes. Seems like someone around college is getting bright ideas. Hope the fellows will take it up and see that all the gals get dates (very strong hint to some of youstay-at-homes and stags.) W.A.A. to Arrange Girls' Conventions Arrangements are being made for the first girls' convention ever to be held at Weber College. This Is the W. A. A. convention to lake, place this spring which includes the universities and junior colleges of Utah. The W. A. A. is also busy formulating a constitution and arranging for awards in its Intramural con I est s.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1937-12-03, Vol. 1, No. 5|
|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.|