Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1945-03-221
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SEC. 562 P. L. & R- WIS Scandal Is The Press Agent Of Old Age Letters In Sloping Type Are In Hysterics NUMBER 7 VOLUME 8 THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 1945 fZ & 1 Casting of Spring Comedy Completed; Staring Roles Won by College Talent . 'Hay Fever"' Opens Evening, April 23 Final casting for most of the roles in Noel Coward's light-hearted comedy, "Hay Fever," to be presented the week of April 23, has been accomplished, it was announced today by Thatcher Allred, director of the production. Mary Woolley of Ogden high school and E. Carl Green of Weber county high school assisted in judging the try-outs. The play centers around the ultra-Bohemian Bliss family whose members understood each other completely, but are highly bewildering to outsiders. Judith, the mother, to be played by Pat Jurgens, is a retired actress whose world is still a stage peopled by characters out of a play. David, her husband, only slightly more practical than she, is a novelist, and will be played by Julian Stephens. The roles of Sorel, the charmingly provocative butill-mannered son, will be played by Joan Allred and Dale Brown. The family's unconvential habits lead them into such weirdly confusing situations as the one in which too many guests arrive at the same moment. The ill-assorted group, destined to spend an most exraordinary weekend in the Bliss household are of various types. Interpreting these roles will be John Shorten as Richard Great-ham, a middle-aged diplomatist; Gladys Sargent as the intense and highly sophisticated Myra Arundel; Barbara Berry as Jackie Coryton, the 1945 equivalent of the celebrated flapper. The part of Sandy Tyrell, an athletic young man in love with Judith's stage glamour, and that of Clara, the housekeeper who has put up with a lot from this slightly mad household, are yet to be decided. With his usual finesse and deftness, Noel Coward, one of England's most gifted playwrights, has endowed "Hay Fever" with that irresistible quality which has kept it a perennial favorite with both English and American audiences. "It should furnish," says Mr. Allred, the desired fillip to a theatre season which has already i won the interest and applause of a large part of our Ogden public."Faculty Women Hear Lecture on Gardening Mrs. Laval S. Morris who is substituting for her army husband in teaching landscape gardening at the U. S. agricultural college addressed the Faculyt Women's association. March 5. at the Institute. She discussed the various types of gardens. Roman, Persian, etc., and placed special emphasis upon planning in your garden what you like. Musical selections were rendered by Mrs. O. S. Daines, vocal soloist and a string trio con-sistin gof Mrs. Russell Petty, Mrs. Francis-Nicholas, and Mrs. R. L. Draper. Hostesses included Mrs. H. A. Dixon, chairman; Mrs. R. A. Clark, Mrs. Clarence Wilson, Miss Wilma Grose, and Miss Marjorie Vowels. Musical I rogram Given By Chorus Sunday. February 26. a musical program was presented at the Fifth ward L. D. S. church by the Weber college Ladies' chorus, under the direction of Clair Johnson, accompanied by description of his conception of J. Clair Anderson at the organ, (the Arab, which is a contradic- The following program was tion of the story-book sheik. A presented: motor-bike tour of Sicily, a rest Bach's "Chorale from Church period on the Isle of Capri, and Cantato No. 147, Jesu, Joy of visits to Buckingham Palace and Man's Desiring." , Westminister Abbey were among Mozart's "Allelujia from the experiences he prizes, motet 'Exoulate, Jubilate'." On September 18, after having Carrie Jacobs-Bond's senti- participated in the Sicillian. mental "Just a 'Wearyin' for Italian. French and Holland in-You." dedicated to their boys vasions, he was wounded in Hol-in the service. I land and after hop-scotching Albert Hay Malotte's "The through Belgium and English Lord's Prayer." which was the hospitals arrived in the Untied closing number. I States. Stars Of uHay Fever' Along with outstanding Ogdenites who have won leading- roles in the forthcoming comedy pro duction, three college students will act for drama fans. Stars pictured above are, left to right, back row, Julian Stephens, Joan Allred, Barbara Berry; and front row, Dale Brown, Pat Jurgens, and John Shorten. (Photo by Julian Stephens) L. I). S. Puts Pledges To "Hard Labor" Eight newly-bid Lambda Delta Sigma pledges "cleaned out" their fraternity home in the traditional work night style on Thursday. February 7 at 7:30 p. m. Those who expressed their desire to affiliate by means of the dust cloth and mop bucket were Ann Bailey, Barbara Martin, Evelyn Deem, Leonore Young, Keith Midgley, Dale Brown, Marlet Robbins, and Pauline Edwards. While Lambda Delta members froliced and entertained themselves with the recorded music of popular name bands, pledges cleaned the floor, furniture and fixtures of the Institute lounge under the watchful eye of pledge-mistress, Mary Lou McCune. Amidst the shining cleanliness ot the building, all members and pledges later joined in refreshments of doughnuts, milk and oranges. Special alumni guests of this national religious-social fraternity who arrived during the entertainment of the evening were Pvt. George Stromberg and Pvt. Glen Nelson, both of whom are visiting home on a seven-day furlough from Camp Sannin, Texas. Officer Manful Tells Of European War Relating his experiences in the European theatre of war, Flight Officer Keith Manful, stationed at Bushnell General hospital, showed the student body and faculty, in a recent assnbly. an official Nazi flag Hack swastika against a deep red background, which he had taken off a reichstag building in Holland after the invasion. Among his store of souvenirs which he showed to the audience as he told of his experiences in Africa, Sicily, Italy, England, France nad Holland, were "Arabian moccasins. Italian tapestry, lace nets, and silk hand-painted luncheon sets. While in Africa he visited a number of the larger cities and gave the audience a detailed i College Selected To Stage Local Debate Contest Leland Monson, director of the first annual high school forensic tournament in collaboration with Principal William Miller, chairman of region I, has announced the plans for the forthcoming high school debate contest. Weber college has been selected by the Utah School Activities association to conduct the tournament for region I. The object being that the six teams receiving the highest rating will go to the state finals. Leland Monson, has been appointed tournament director with Marion Read, as assistant . director. Douglas Moore, prominent Weber debater, .was chosen as chairman of debating. Thatcher Allred will be chairman of extemporaneous speaking and oratory. The contest is scheduled for April 6 and 7. The debating question is: Resolved "That the Legal Voting Age of Twenty-one be Reduced to Eighteen years." Extemporaneous subjects will be speaking postwar education, compulsory postwar military training for boys 18 to 21, and federal control of labor unions by law. All activity eligibility rules applicable to speech activities will be enforced and only certified teachers may coach. Students who survive the first four rounds of debate or students who participate in oratory and extemporaneous speaking will be provided with sleeping accomodations. Utah Artists Presented In Dancing Program A program of modern dance dancing that is an expression of the American people of today), was presented March 20. in the college auditorium at 11 a. m. by Virginia Tanner, dance instructor at the McCune school of music, Salt Lake City, and her assistant Faun pickett. The concert was prepared by Miss Tanner. Miss Pickett .and Margaret Small, dance instructor at the University of Utah. Miss Tanner is a graduate of the University of Utah where she lege auditorium under the direc-majored in physical education tion of Clair Johnson. and has studied dancing cxten- sively in the east. Because of , her outstanding accomplish-t ments in this field, she was awarded a scholarship by Doris I Humphrey, who is rated as one of the three greatest dancers in the country. Food Handlers Hear of Sanitation Needs Sheldon Hayes of the bacterio- I logy department has been con- j ducting a class in sanitation for food handlers at the Clearfield navy supply depot on Tuesday and Thursday of each week. The enrollment of this class, which is a part of the off campus technical training program of the college, is approximately fifty employes, he class is de- signed to emphasize the relation ship of disease and its spread by food and the handlers of food. The role of the food handler in the prevention of disease, according to Mr. Hayes, has been emphasized by the outbreaks of food poisoning in the United States during the last year. In a large eastern war plant 81 employes contracted food poisoning in one month. This course has received favorable comment both from the employes and the officers In charge of the depot. Plans are now under way to institute similar courses at the other war plants in this area. Vocalists appearing in their new ehxir robes are, lpft to right, erson, Iris Kuns,er, Lois Johnston; and front row, Lucille Choral Group Makes Most ambitious of this year's musical productions was last week's spring concert presented. March 15. in the Weber col- The ladies' chorus made its 1 springtime debut inimpressive ! new choir robes of silky black. ! with the conventional full sleeves and skirts. "We feel." said Mr. Johnson, "that in such robes the singers are able to blend not only their j Critics from Weber i Preview New Show Ten Weber college students, selected to act as critics for a preview of the motion picture, "TomoYrow the World," left school at 10 o'clock last Friday I morning for the Orpheum theatre.The committee, feeling rather like visiting royalty at a command performance, were ad-milted upon giving their names, and sat in a group while the film was shown Questioned as to their reactions, most of tl-.c students stated that they thought the plot pre sents a problem worthy of con-sideraion with its probably valid portrayal of the effect of Nazi teachings on the minds of German children. Acting was considered generally good, but a consensus of opinion revealed that committee members were skeptical of the almost angelic toleration shown by most of the characters toward Hitler youth in their midst. However, perfect we may wish I Americans to be," it was felt, I they' do not present a unit.eu front in' this particular, as the I picture implies. I Almost all of the large cast of children exhibited unnatural charm and precocity to a wearying degree. For these reasons the students have criticized the picture as bordering on melodrama thereby losing some of the impact it might have achieved in a more credible situation. j - SllI'VCV '.' Is Conducted "Good morning! I am getting some information on radio pro- . grams and hand lotions." be i gins another city wide survey carried on by the psychology de partment under the direction of John Benson and in conjunction with an eastern firm. Scrutinizing the city on the basis of economic groups, marital status, and age, the interviewers have contacted some 50 people and found that apparently Jurgen's lotion is preferred. As to radio programs, Walter Winchell seems to be holding his own. The survey was instituted to determine the effectiveness of newspaper and radio advertising on the sale and use of various hand lotions and creams with respect to their economic groups and age levels. voices but their pel MMjauiiea, and so produce a harlnoiroija ensemble of color and tone." Among the numbers presented by the chorus such classical favorites as Debussy's "Rev- erie." Elgar's "Land of Hope and Glory." and Mozart's "Al- lelujia." Added to the choral numbers were two modern vocal works under the direction of J. Clair Anderson. One of the program highlights 1 ss$'mi s -i, - &j9HS99fllH!lrakh. lSIBBHilRnMfefc BStBStKBiKSSK&K& Four College Journalists Turn "Pro" That one thing leads to another is a platitude to which at least four students of the college class in journalism would readily subscribe. Having cut their journalistic teeth on the Signpost, Lujean Putnam, this year's editor, Do-rene Boothe, Marye Larson, and Eugene Nye have all found professional -work connected with the newspaper business. Lujean has now become one of the indispensables at the office of The Ogden Times, serving as city reporter; Dorene is employed as a reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune. Ogden office; Eugene works on the circulation staff of The Ogden Times; and Marye acts as secretary and filing clerk for the Ogden News service. Furnishing Trends Shown. Econ Class New trends in living room, dining room, and bedroom furnishings and floor coverings was the center of interest in a trip taken by Miss Hirst's Home Furnishing class to Boyle Furniture company, Thursday morning, March 8, 1945. Results of the trip showed a scarcity of many items however better material is being used in the manufacturing of some furniture than has been used since the war began. Things which aroused the girls' interest a great deal was the making of box springs and the construction of drawers. Guidance Tests Now Available Announcement has been made by Merlon L. Stevenson, guidance coordinator of the college, that tests are now available to those who desire vocational, educational, or personal guidance. These tests, designed to determine vocational talents, interests, and special aptitudes of the student, will be given By Walter Neville1, chairman of the college testing bureau, every Monday at 2:00 p. m. in room C-209. Weber college students and prospective Weber college students are eligible to take the tests, says Mr. Stevenson, and may secure admittance cards from advisers (in the case of enrolled students), or from Mr. Stevenson's own office (in the lease of prospective students). hack row: Ann Shaum, Pat Weker. Pal CrltchlcW, Betty Pet-London, Kathrwi Thornley, Louise I.arsen and Ann Winters. Debut In New Robes was Puccini's dramatic soprano solo. "One Fine Day," from Madam Butterfly," sung by Betty Peterson, with full orchestral accompanimen.t An augmented orchestra brought together by Mr. Johnson and comprising, besides the school orchestra, many talented outside instrumentalists, presented a richly varied program. Their numbers included such works as the Mozart Overture, "Cosi Fan Tutti," Saint-Saens' Noted British Poet Lectures at College DR. ALKRED NO Y EB Open Forum Discusses Race Hatred "Racial prejudice is more rampant than can be realized," stated Scott Stewart, former student of Weber college in a round table discussion held here Friday, March 2. Under the direction of Thatcher Allred and the assembly committee, an open forum was given on racial problems between Negroes and white people. Participants were: Dr. O. Whitney Young, chairman; Lucille Lar-sen, Sheldon Hayes, Walter Neville, and Douglas Moore, rep-.resenting the whites; and Lt. Henry P. Hutchinson. Scott Stewart and Mr. Jesse Owens presenting Negro problems as we face them today. - Negro districts have inadequate housing facilities and the policing of those areas is very poor. It was also stated that the Negro people do not ask for social equality; all they degjre is the right to have equal business opportunities, to advance and earn a respectable living, and to achieve education equal to the white people. On the alternative side it was stated that Negroes should make themselves wanted by living exemplary lives to show that they are necessary. White people should not judge by social back- I ground but by their value of the 1 community. It was decided that it is our j duty as American citizens to re-I frain from emotional prejudice. for we are all one human race, licing, fighting, and dying for the same cause. liaccnanaie ana vaise ri-ste." by Sibelius. Harold Pet-i tigrew was concert master of the orchestra. ! Two of the feature numbers of the concert especially well received were the two-piano presentation by Beverly Jurgens ;and Glenn L. Hanson of the ; Franz Liszt "Phantasie on Hungarian Folk Melodies' and the Mozart Concerto in E-flat for piano and orchestra, with La I Dona Gammel as piano soloist. : Speaker Tells Of Poetry. Religion Allied Noyes, famous Bri tish poet, beloved in Amer ica as lie is in England, addressed a large and intent audience in the Weber col-lege auditorium Tuesday night on the subject "Poetry and Religion." Dr. Noyes, engaging of personality and seeming much younger than his years (he was born in 1880), stressed the point that it is the business of tbe artist "to take something physical and make it mean something in the intellectual and spiritual world." Our so-called "moderns" in the field of poetry have strayed away, he says, from that basic objective. They have over-overthrown the traditions of the past without having anything worthwhile to put in place of them. Most of the "moderns" have scorned the metrical devices which Milton and Shakes-pears and Tennyson used to such remarkable advantage, he points out, and have substituted their own forms of free verse a term Dr. Noyes ridicules, sincr writing, he contends, cannot be free" and "verse" at the same time. Asked what "moderns," if any, he approved. Dr. Noyes mentioned Kipling and Walter de in Mare. Much of Robert Frost's work would conform to his def inition of poetry, but Carl Sane burg and others with his penchant for writing of the bra: ally realistic he labels "eccentrics."T. S. Eliot and his kind he dis misses as being quite beyond th pale of poetic standards, as h understands them. "The strongest thing abou; poetry." Dr. Noyes declared, "is its unconscious religion, a qua! ity present in all truly grea' poetry." English Background Born and educated in England. Dr. Noyes began his literary career with the publication of poems in various leading British journals. Today he ranks high among those defending aesth-tic and religious values against the competing doctrine of materialistic philosophies. In his writings and lectures he repeatedly lays bare the emptiness and superficial present-day creeds and emphasizes the enduring qualities of those values so often expressed in the classics of the various arts. Among the many volumes of Alfred Noye's verse are, "The Golden Hynde, Die Eifin Artist,' "Sherwood." "The Enchanted Island." "Beyond the Desert,'' and "The Torch Bearers." Many of his poems deal with American subjects, and to one of these "The Avenues of Allies" - ex-president Taft wrote an introduction in which he said that the author was "one of the great poets of this generation," in his treatment of war and peace, and his expression of the hope that we all hold for the future of a World set free from wars. His most recent books include Shadows on the Down and Other Poems," "If Judgment Comes." and "Pageant of Letters," a critical apprasial of English literature. Exiled to Canada Repeated Nazi bombardments of his home on the Isle of Wtght brought Dr. Noyes, his wife and their three children into temoor-ary exile in Canada the latter part of the summer of 1940. There he toured the Dominion for the National Council of Education prior to his appearance in the United Slates. Speaking of a lecture Dr. Noyes delivered in November. 1941, to the Illinois Association of Teachers of English, they say, "Not only was Dr. Noyes reading of his poems delightful but his personality, friendliness, and charm simply radiated. We left that it was indeed an honor to have him with us. and he showed a master's hand in captivating his audience, as he held three thousand eager listeners enthralled with his verse."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1945-03-22, Vol. 8, No. 7|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|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.|