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mm 0 Sec. 562, P. L. & R ance ill Conclude s 'Grid Battle, D Volume 11, Number 4 Signpost Captures Hanked Among Junior College The Weber college Signpost, for the fourth time since the paper was started in 1936, has won a rating of All-American honor rating. The latest All-American rating was for the last half of the '46-'47 school year, and ranked your own Signpost among the 13 best junior college papers in the nation. Judging of collegiate publications-!. is carried on, in Weber college s case, by the Associated Collegiate Press, a nation-wide college news agency located on the University of Minnesota campus. Ratings are given on the basis of competition of schools of the same size, type, and enrollment. The Signpost was classed last year under the junior college division with enrollments of 1,000 to 2,500. Rate Divisions The judging is carried on by means of rating the various phases of work necessary in publishing a newspaper. The Signpost was especially commended on its news writing in the judging division. Superior ratings were given in news coverage, balance, vitality, crea-tiveness, treatment, content, style, and organization. Editorial material was afforded an excellent rating, but the judges noted that -the editorial columns should be first of all a significant voice for the stu- dents of the school. A total of 13 All-American ratings were given to junior colleges and a total of 74 All-American ratings were" given to all college and university papers. Thus, when judged with regular university papers, the Signpost ranked as one of the 74 best in the nation. Staff Members Henry Galbraith was editor of the paper receiving the awards and Robert Odenthal was business manager. Other staff members included Don Simmons, Phil Tunks, J. R. Aired, Darlene Medell (Muddle, Charles Carver, Jean Fackrell, Nancy Beach, Carolyn Wright, Dolores Moon, Hess K. Nelson, and Cap Ricks. Editorial 'adviser was Lawrence C. Evans, and business adviser was Clarence Wilson. Editors have expressed the hope that this year the Signpost , can achieve another All-American award, and in addition have their paper ranked as a pacemaker, which would put the Signpost among the top dozen university and college newspapers. Resources es3 0. of C. Coimnuft Committees set up by the Board of Control were announced Monday by Lawrence Burton, school prexy. They are as follows: 1. Social committee: Hugh Campbell, general chairman; Carvel Wood, chairman of the Party committee, and members Iceland Wilcox. Boyd Storey, Elaine McArthur, Donna Rhees. Kathleen Burton, and Wynn Richards. Dick Peterson, chairman of Dance committee, with members Louis Ellis. Lou Jean Gibby, Bruce Ballif, Dean Daly. Hetty Hammon and Coral Spencer. 2. Community Lecture and Concert Series committee: Darlene Medell, chairman; Barbara Wall. Carol Scofficld. Jo Ann Stal-linRS. and Lowell Manfull. 3. Rally committee: Ralph Treseder, Jerry Green. Jay Jensen. Don Jones, Joyce Herrick. Frank Heiser. Almlna Carter, Jean Nelson, and Ross Powell. (Continued on Page 4) .ate Top 13 Sanders Reelected AMS President Hyrum Sanders was reelected president of Associated Men Students in the recent elections. Dee Call was voted vice-president, while Harry Soteras was elected secretary. First major activity scheduled for AMS sponsorship is a smokeless smoker, slated for November 14. Also on the AMS agenda is a send-off rally for the Weber college football team when it departs for competition in California. Aim of AMS this year is to conduct one major activity a month, stated Dr. William Stratford, dean of men. "This will probably be the most active season in AMS history," he said. Thomas Asks U. N. Help For Spanish Fascism By Dick Layman The paradox of United Nations' support of fascist Spain as a defense against Russian aggression was advocated by Bruce Thomas, free-lance news correspondent and lecturer, in a talk given in the Weber college auditorium October 16. Mr. Thomas, who spoke on the topic, "Spain, Cradle of Conflict," appeared as the first speaker in the current college-sponsored lecture series. He recently returned from Spain, where he gathered first-hand material on his subject. Admitting the drony of democratic support of a state based upon an ideology only recently at war with the democracies, .Mr. Thomas contended that only by such support can Spain be prevented from falling under communist domination and opening up Western Europe to Russian control. Spain Key to East Spain, the speaker stressed, is the key to successful Russian expansion in the Middle East, whose oil fields are so vital to American security. Temporarily balked, by the Truman doctrine .in its expansion in Greece and Turkey, the Soviet Union is concentrating on Spain in the hope of outflanking United States' policy, he stated. Such a flanking movement would involve replacing the present Franco regime with acommunist-controlled government. This, Mr. Thomas believes, would cause France and Italy to fall into line with comunism, isolating the eastern Mediterranean and making the American position there untenable. Basis for Soviet Demands This policy is the basis for recent Soviet demands that the United Nations cease trade and sever diplomatic relations with Franco, Mr. Thomas declared. Such an isolation Friday, October 24, 1947 Homecoming Planners t . ' - - - 9. f. x: v '----; ; '- s - ' , , y j p i Alumni Pres. D. Ray Wilkinson Dixon Notes Resurgence Of Sports Interest, 'New Blood in Athletics' An unprecedented resurgence of interest in intercollegiate sports at Weber college was voiced Thursday by President H. A. Dixon on the eve of the college's final home game of the season with Compton junior college, last year's national junior college champion. -f would give a free hand to Commu nist elements within the nation. Regretting that the combatting of the Russian plan would involve extending aid to a nation which spends more money on its political prisons than on its agriculture or commerce, the speaker stated that he nevertheless believes the support of Franco "the lesser of two evils." He stressed the greatest factor Franco can count upon the general fear of another civil war. The Spanish people want to avoid at all costs a repetition of the 1936-39 struggle, with its million and a quarter deaths from warfare, starvation, and disease. . If Spain is placed in political vacuum by the United Nations, Russia can guarantee the Spanish people that the abolition of fascism can take place without a major conflict. An immediate transition to Communism could be brought about, and the impetus given by a Spanish Communist government would cause other Western European nations to collapse into Soviet influence like a row of dominoes, sealing off the Eastern Mediterranean. Advocates Trade To prevent this Mr. Thomas advocates reestablishmcnt of full diplomatic relations with Spain by the U. N., plus immediate opening of trade with that nation all in an effort to strengthen Franco's position.While Mr. Thomas' thesis was elaborately and logically, worked out, he left many members of the audience with the far from pleasant feeling that perhaps we fought the wrong people in the last war; that if we must strengthen our position in the impending war with Prussia by backing fascist Spain now, we should, perhaps, have backed fascist Germany long ago. Homecoming Weber college's annual Homecoming will be climaxed this evening with the grid battle between Compton college and the Wildcats followed by a dance in the college ballroom. - Hi , . i c is Pres. Henry Aldous Dixon wo years ago, in order to put new blood m the Weber college athletic program, a campaign was launched, with the cooperation of the Chamber of Commerce, radio, newspapers, civic clubs, business men, and labor, to furnish Ogden the type of sports program it de serves, President Dixon said. "During that two-year period attendance at the games has increased from a scant 400 to 5000 and 6000, exclusive of the student body, and receipts have increased from $50 to $75 per game to an average of $2000 and above," he added. Attendance Increases Student attendance has increased from 250-300 to approximately 1500, or almost 100 per cent of the student body, it was pointed Out. "As a result of this remarkable awakening, Weber college has been invited to join the Western States Conference, which is the leading football circuit in the west," he stated. President Dixon said, "Thousands of Ogden citizens who ordinarily have no contact with the institution have demonstrated active interest and support in the college through the medium of an improved sports program. Such interest has also manifest itself in other ways, significant among which is the unusually successful drive for campus funds and legislation favorable to Weber college." Looks To Future Looking to the future, the President asserted that through the whole-hearted and organized cooperation of the Ogden Chamber of Commerce, civic clubs, fraternal organizations, the newspapers, radio, labor, Ogden city, the city and county schools, during the next several years the growth of the athletic program will keep pace with the growth of the institution. Caliber Improved "The caliber of Weber teams in the last two years has improved at a rate comparable to the college's growth during that time, as evidenced by team showings in the last two years," President Dixon said. Event f Half-time activities at the game are under sponsorship of the student body and various social units. The game will be preceeded by a parade through down-town Og-den. All sooial units as well as individuals are urged to enter floats. The student body has granted $5 to aid in decorating each float that was registered with Parade Chairman George Stromberg. Judging will be based on (1) originality, (2) effectiveness with which the idea is carried out, (3) quality. Primary elections for Homecoming Queen were held Wed., Oct. 22, in the Gym lobby with final elections following Thursday. AMS Sponsors Snake Dance Events to follow during the day are a snake dance under the direction of Associated Men Students with a band concert at City Hall Park'. At 4 p. m. the parade will assemble and begin its march through town, and at 5:30 there will be an alumni banquet in the college cafeteria. D. Ray Wilkinson, president of the alumni association is in charge of details. "We've sent out letters to all the alumni in this area", said Mr. Wilkinson, "and are looking forward to participating in the rest of the days events." The banquet will be followed by the procession of floats from the college to the stadium for the game with Compton, California. At half time there will be a drill by the Whip Club and the floats will be judged. Free Dance, Reception The evening will be climaxed with a free dance and reception in the college ballroom for all students, faculty and alumni. "I expect each Weber college student to put hospitality above everything else today in welcoming our former students and alumni; we proved our ability as hosts in entertaining the Mickalums, let's keep up Weber's fine tradition," stated President Henry Aldous Dixon, "let's not let any of our Weber family down." ' Student Body, Alumni Direct Arrangements for Homecoming were under the direction of Weber college student body and Alumni association officials. The week was begun with election of a Homecoming queen on Wednesday and Thursday. Thursday was also set aside for the judging of buildings decorated by the freshman and sophomore classes and AMS and AWS. Today the Homecoming was officially opened in the special assembly jointly sponsored by the student body and alumni at 11 A. M. in the Moench auditorium. Dorm Organization Elects Officers Organization of an association for the members of the Weber college dormitory and election of officers for the organization has been affected, according to Dr. Basil Hansen, supervisor of the dormitory.Wilbur Braithwaite, sophomore class praxy, was elected president of near 40-member organization. Cal Lucy was elected vice-president and Richard Taylor, secretary and treasurer. The purpose of the organization will be to foster better relations between the dormitory members and cooperate more fully with the college and supervisor in administering the dormitory. Accommodations for college students are still available, according to Dr. Hansen, and anyone wishing accommodations should contact him.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1947-10-24, Vol. 11, No. 4|
|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.|