Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1947-02-071
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Se0, 562 Support Expansion Program Support j Program VOLUME 10 OGDEN, UTAH, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1947 NUMBER 11 Expansion Dixon Gives Facts to Legislature Solon Committee Inspects W. C. Campus - Program By Ernest Walker Weber's expansion program hit its peak in the Weber college auditorium last Friday, when President Henry Aldous Dixon told 48 Utah legislators that Ogden citizens would raise $45,000 in funds for a new college campus site, if the lawmakers would pledge an equal amount. Weber's student body overflowed into the aisles and over the front of the stage. They heard Lynn Cornish, president of the Ogden chamber of commerce, corroborate Dixon's promise. "We face a crisis," said Dixon. "Not a temporary situation, and we won't solve the problem with six buildings purchased from the government. Before the war the University of Utah had about 4300 students today it has nearly 9000. All of the colleges in Utah had only 341 students at the turn of the century, but by 1940 they had 9900 students enrolled. During this 40 years the youth population gained only 52 per cent, but the college enrollment gained 2900 per cent." "Students were crowded out of the classes into the halls, and out of the halls into the streets. Classrooms have a health standard of four square feet of space instead of the required 16. By all laws of health, students are entitled to air. "We called in 80 townspeople, businessmen, farmers, public officials, and schoolmen . . . they are unanimous In the opinion that we must operate a divided campus. We will keep some classes, our laboratories, shops, gym, our night school of 900, and our business department here, and we are going out to the southeast part of the city for more land and new buildings. "Now a word about the offerings at Weber college. First of all, we believe that tax money should be spent for the development of an enlightened citizenry. That ignorance leads to strife, regimentation and the loss of our cherished freedom. Secondly, we believe in education for character and the perpetuation of those sturdy pioneer virtues which made this a great country. Thirdly, education is to make a life, but many a life is ruined through not being able to make a living. "What can we do about it? Face the situation now. You're playing with destiny when you deny higher education to young men and women. We favor Senate Bill 60. We believe that any balanced education should include both general and specialized training." Senate Bill 60, President Dixon explained, would allow the college to conduct complete terminal courses and would grant degrees in ars, business, education, home economics, nursing and the sciences. Another bill would provide campus purchase funds, and a building and equipment fund of $1,035,000 for the new college. Chinese Problem Discussed by Dr. No Yong Park Dr. No Yong Park, prominent national lecturer, discussed internal affairs in China and their impaot upon world events in Weber college's special assembly program January 22. Dr. Park, sponsored by Rotary International, is currently engaged in a national speaking tour which will take him across the entire continent. Stating that the intervention of the United States and Russia in China's affairs is the core of the conflict in that country, he challenged the U. S. and Russia to cooperate and promised if they did that "within 48 hours" the dvn strife in China would abate. Dr. Park was emphatic in his assertions that the relations between the United States and Russia constitute the barometer for forecasting which way the political weather will turn in his country. General George C. Marshall (now secretary of state) was roundly praised by Dr. Park for bis patience in attempting a solution of China's problems. He stated that, although the orient is noted for its patience and long suffering, the prolonged effort of General Marshall gives an example which surpasses that of his people. Dr. Park is of the opinion that the nation who controls China will exert the dominating influence in the settling of International affairs Frenisti Bows Out of Social Line-up (Ideas and opinions expressed in the following letter are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect Signpost policy. It should be stated that although certain editorial articles in previous issues were written by Frenesti members, they were written by them as members of the Signpost staff and not as members of any other organization. Editor.) Frenesti, the men's social club which was revived on the Weber campus last fall, dropped quietly out of the Weber college social line-up last week. As an official"bowing-out" activity, we would like to cite some of our activities and outline the major reasons for the dissolution of the club. Under the direction of the Dean of Women, Frenesti was reorganized because it was felt that the increased male enrollment of the college warranted more clubs than were then on the campus. Residents of the Men's Dormitory were enrolled as charter members around which the club was to be built. With its limited membership, Frenesti was not slow in getting started. It saw a deplorable situation with regard to school spirit and decided to do something about it. Perhaps I should recite a few activities that started the school spirit into high gear. GET YOUR SIGNPOST AND FOLLOW ALONG WITH ME, PLEASE! Editorial: "Students Object to Dormitory Regulations" was the beginning and it was Frenesti, with the able support of a few of the better persons in the school, who saw to it that this undesirable condition wascorrected. One of the above coeds will be named Sweetheart of Excelsior by Alan Ladd. Standing are Rae Jones and Joyce Badley. Sitting are Norma Jean Woods, Phyllis Swanner, and Jean FackxelL Alpha Rho Holds Elections Alpha Rho Omega held its winter quarter elections Tuesday, Jan. 7, at which time the following officers were elected to carry on an active winter quarter. The officers are as follows: President, Elmer Taylor; vice president, Paul (Shorty) Poulten; secretary, Bob Woods; treasurer, Gerald (Bubbles) Henniger. The fall quarter officers were Bruce McKay, president, Lloyd Thompson, vice president, Dale Pulsipher, secretary. A new constitution was adopted and new plans laid for an active winter quarter. A committee was also appointed to work on the annual dance to be held April 18, 1947. Next, the first editorials concerning school spirit: "Weber's Spirit Lagging Throughout Campus During Freshman Week" and "School Spirit Down," both of which were written by Frenesti members of SIGNPOST staff. The next article concerned with Weber spirit was written by a Frenesti man who got tired of having to be in a "clique" to get a dance with some of our fair females in the school and also the way the "chicks" were treating the vets who did a good job for them while they stayed home learning "home economics." In the same issue I read where the Dean of Women requested all the male members of the student Freshman class to join social clubs. This is the only school I have heard of in which the Dean of Women is in charge of men's social clubs. Members of the Board of Control: Where is the Dean of Men that everybody has been telling me about and when will he become an active man on our campus? Perhaps you people don't know, either, since the school seems too large for you to handle and everything is messed up so you tell everyone. Get hot and it won't be so messed up! Frenesti also started the only rallies that the school has held and which were supported only by members of the Gila football squad, Ken King, Al Warden, and members of one club that is spasmodic in its actions Phoenix! Collectively, Frenesti members were the backbone of the Weber cheering squad. Activities such as decorating the stadium, (Continued on Page Two) Every One a Sweetheart Summer Class to Climax Sixty-four students have already signed for "College on Wheels," a summer school course which will take the class to Mexico on a six-week trip commencing about July 25th. This course will constitute one-half of a special summer school offering by Weber. During the first six weeks of the summer quarter, intensified courses will be offered, which are comparable to courses of the same name being offored throughout the year. These courses are advised as primers for the trip to Mexico but are not required. Enrollment in either of the two half-sessions does not necessitate the taking of the other half. Only sixty students will be able to go to Mexico because of the need for small classes to facilitate efficient teaching under difficult circumstance!. Additional names are be ing taken, however, and will be honored in the order they are received in cases where earlier signers find it inopportune to follow through. Courses and Credits During the first term of the summer session courses will be offered in Spanish 1, by Mr. Hand-cock; Geology 1, by Mr. Buss; Biology 1 and Mammals of Utah, by Dr. Hardy and a special course on the Geography of Utah and its plant and animal life, with Mr. Buss and Dr. Hardy teaching jointly. This latter course will feature a ten-day field trip to Bryce, Zion's, some of the bridges ofsouth-eastern Utah and other places of interest in the state. Included in the curriculum of the "College on Wheels" will be field courses in Geology, Biology and Spanish. Two courses will be ALAN LADD WILL PICK EXCELSIOR'S 1947 SWEETHEART Alan Ladd, popular Hollywood movie star, will choose, from a galaxy of five Weber college coeds, the Sweetheart of Excelsior who will reign as Queen over the Excelsior Sweetheart Ball, February 14, in the Weber college ballroom. Photographs of the five would-be royalty have been sent to Mr. Ladd, and will serve as the basis for his decision. The Sweetheart will be presented during the ball intermission when the letter from Mr. Ladd will be opened and the winner announced. In the traditional Excelsior man-4 er, the Sweetheart will be presented with the Excelsior locket and will also be given Mr. Ladd's letter as a souvenier. The other four candidates will serve the Sweetheart as her court. Candidates for the Sweetheart of Excelsior are: Joyce Badley, Jean Fackrell, Rae Jones, Phyllis Swan-ner, and Norma Jean Woods. The five finalists were selected from a field of 50 Weber coed3. Pictures of the contestants will be on display at Fred M. Nye Co., Egyptian theatre, and the College Inn. According to club officers, the annual bail has been among the outstanding social events of previous years, and they expect it to be an even greater event this year. Bob Bennet and his orchestra from Salt Lake City will provide the music throughout the evening. Tickets are available from members of Excelsior, and will also be sold in the gym lobby, just outside of the C. at a future date, club officers said. Preceding the ball, the Excelsior club will present an assembly in the college auditorium. Excelsior officers state that the assembly program written by "talented Excelsior poets, will rise head and shoulders above any previous trill mps." Award System formulated The outstanding inovation in the new award system, effective Feb. 3, is the designation of an engraved metal life pass to Weber college activities as high service award. Description of Classes of Awards 1. Service: (a) Exceptional leadership and service Engraved metal life pass. (b) Outstanding service Block W. pins. (c) Meritorious service A Certificate of Service. (d) Commendable service Honorable Mention. 2. Achievement: (a) Outstanding achievement Block W. pins. (b) Meritorious achievement Certificate of Achievement. (c) Commendable achievement Honorable Mention. 3. Athletic: (a) Primary award Purple jacket with white Block W. Only one jacket will be awarded. (b) Secondary awards A monogram for additional letters in each sport, and also for sthe second year in any sport. 4. Special Awards: (a) Scholarship awards: 1 Senior Institutions, 2 Chi Omega, 3 Howard Merrill Memorial, 4 Home Economics Award, 5 Lydia Tanner Award, 6 La Dianaeda Scholarship Award. (b) Group Awards: 1 Club Scholarship Honors, 2 Others. 2. Assembly Award. in Mexico taught by each of the three instructors.Tuition for the "College on Wheels" will be approximately $27.50 for students who attend Weber during the Spring Quarter and $37.50 for those who do not. The estimated cost of the trip in addition to the tuition is $200 and pin money for any trinkets desired. A supply truck and two busses will carry the students, instructors, and equipment on what is the first such extensive curriculum caravan. The intensified courses offered in the first half will enable those students so desiring to complete a full quarters work in half the regular time, thereby allowing a longer vacation period. Remember these courses are not exclusively for those going on the Mexico trip. They are open to all student. Crawford and Robinson Head Comedy Cast Seleotion of the cast for "My Sister Eileen," was announced, in part, by director, John G. Kelly early Monday afternoon. Leah Crawford will portray the character of brainy Ruth Sherwood and Marilyn Robinson that of her beautiful sister, Eileen. Mr. Appopolous, the bullying landlord, will be depicted by Bill Carpenter. Remaining dramatis personae includes Merlin Sorenson, Leland Wakefield, Verl Soelberg, Orville Holley, Scott Biddle, Bernice Child, Griff Richards, Kay Randall, and Bob Daniels. "Certain of the 27 leading and supporting roles have not as yet been cast, but are to be selected from among those who tried out on January 27 and 28. They will be announced in the immediate, future," Mr. Kelley pointed out. "This comedy centers around two sisters who journey to New York in quest of fame and fortune, Ruth as the aspiring author and Eileen behind the glittering footlights. Ensuing events in their joint apartment are considerably merrier than either had hoped for," he concluded.The play is a co-operative understanding by the Weber college student body and Ogden City Recreation department under the Community Theatre plan. It will be presented on March 6, 7, and 8. 'CAN RUSSIA BE PART OF ONE WORLD?' 3. Exceptional Leadership and Service Awards. Service Awards shall include those activities which predominately pertain to school government and promotion of interests to the college as a whole. Elected Student Body officers, publications, personnel, etc.. are included in this classification.Achievement Awards shall include activity of a competitive nature as well as activity in one's chosen field. Border-line cases will be determined by the Awards committee.Athletic Awards include football, basketball, track, swimming, wrestling, golf, tennis, skiing and boxing. Any of these will be recognized for awards where three or more inter-collegiate contests are held. Qualifications for Athletic Awards are: (1) Football The player must play 90 minutes in inter-collegiate contests. (2) Basketball Sixty minutes of play in inter-collegiate games. (3) Others At least two wins in dual meets, or a place in a conference meet. In athletics the awards are to be presented at the end of the quarter in which awards were won. General Qualifications In selecting candidates, committees should consider the general worthiness of the individual to represent the ideals of Weber college. Any student selected for an award should possess the qualities of dependability, unselfishness, honesty and a friendly, pleasing personality.To be eligible for an award a student must maintain at least a one-point average In at least 10 hours of college work during the quarter or quarters for which the award Is given. Students Plan Union Building A special committee for the study of the proposed student union building has been appointed by the board of control it was revealed in a recent meeting by Ernie Bingham, president. The committee, headed by BLtk Storey, student business manager, will attempt to formulate a system for the financing the building nd will strive to learn answers to the various questions confronting its planning and construction. The building would not be located on the present campus but would be constructed on the proposed now campus near Ogden high school, if the Utah legislature approves appropriation for such a new campus.To determine the most adequate kind of building necessary and the general utility of such a building, the committee has entered into correspondence with other inter-mountain schools which It is hoped, will give thera the knowledge n ecessary t o enable logi cal planning of the building. Among the proposed features of the building would be an adequate College Inn with dancing and amusement facilities, a complete men's lounge (something very dlre-ly needed), a new woman's lounge, a billard room and perhaps bowling alleys. New student offices for the Board of Control, Signpost, Acorn, and Scribulus, and offices for faculty advisers of student activities would also be included. Possibilities for a student museum, ballroom, and general assembly hall are also under consideration. Means of financing the building have been set for discussion and such possibilities as individual student assesments, utilization of surplus student funds, and the usual methods of bonding are being considered. Student fund campaigns such as dances and parties are also being discussed as possibilities for raising the money necessary. Mr. Storey has stated that the building is a student project and that in order to achieve success the students must be whole heartedly in back of the committee and its campaign. Ogden to Witness USSR Discussion H. R. Knickerbocker and Walter Duranty, two American orators, debate the all-important Russian question February 10 at the Ogden high school. The question, "Can Russia be part of 'One World?'" will be debated in the light of international developments todate. Mr. Knickerbocker, who will argue the negative side of the question, will support the belief that "the Soviet Union is a totalitarian empire, urged to expand by classic imperial motives of evangelical communisim." He infers that the ultimate aim of the Russians Is conquest of the world and that the United States and Great Britain, the only two powerful opponents, must make their strength so real and impressive that the Soviet will not dare to challenge it. Mr. Duranty, debator on the affirmative side, holds the Russians as peace loving people who are striving only for the development of its vast wealth and natural resources, and the repair of war damages. They are seeking national security as are Great Britain and the United States. Both speakers are well-known journalists. Mr. Knickerbocker was awarded the Pulitzer prize in 3930 for outstanding accomplishments in foreign correspondence. He has been chief of the foreign service of the Chicago Sun since 1941. Mr. Duranty has been foreign correspondent for the New York Times since 1921. Among the books he has authored are The Kremlin and the People and The Gold Train. The debate, fifth in the current lecture series, has been moved to the high school auditorium to accomodate the anticipated capacity crowd. The series will be rounded out by Dr. George W. Crane and Stuart Chase.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1947-02-07, Vol. 10, No. 11|
|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.|