Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1946-03-131
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SEC. ."62 P. L. & R. " w t s u tile e L .f i n ki v a t - ON SALE! Tickets for the "Vagabond King" the musical comedy hit production COME! To the Freshman St. Patrick's Day Party Friday at 7:30 WEDNESDAY. MAIiC'H IS, l!)4(i NUMB EE it VOLUME 9 - . ,- i , . ' . i Bundy Bothered By Noise at Musical Practices 4 No Admittance Charged To See Operetta Rehearsals; It's Worth It, Says Herman By Herman Ferguson ' They are not charging a ticket to attend the rehearsals ol Ihe "Vagabond King." third act, and believe me, it's worth every cent they ask. Orville Holley and Frank Wilkinsen alone are worth the price. All students who are seedy in class these days or not In class these days are possibly in the opera. Take Art Albertson. Mr. Par- ry, who next to Wayne Bundy seems to have something to do with the third act, somehow sensed an evil presence of sorts lurking in the far shadows of the auditorium, quite out, of sight of one or two visiting instructors.Thereupon he cried, "Art, Art, come up here, come up here. You should be in this it's the whole opera and you're in it, remember?"It was wiei"d, gents, it was wierd, to see Al totter forward in plain view. Missing Lynx Other missing lynx included Lex Malan and William (Billy the Kid) Carpenter and Ray Adams. What time has done to the Adams family. Mr. Bundy was more or less the star of the evening although Jack Larson, head warbler, made his contribution. Fifty-odd v operatic greats fresh from Huntsville, Hooper and Thirty-ninth street, offer certain problems in sound control. "Make your noise and then stop else the audience will hear nothing but a noise," the dlrec- tor admonished, and who can say he was unreasonable? Willie the Kid Carpenter, of course. The Goose Honks Willie, roosting on a box and thrusting his neck in and out, apparently in the part of a goose with the sore throat, ' at this juncture began to release a series of moaning honks. Mr. Bundy wheeled upon his neei and said something Willie got the drift of. It could have been something else but it , could also have been 'Shuddup!' Because that's what his heel did. Roylance Causes Uproar Most impressive to the' mechanically minded in the .general uproar was Aaron Roylance, who ' has a more elevated title than Stage carpenter but hammered and nailed like a stage carpenter, good with cither right or left. Roylance, who used to act the heavy in WC.melodramas of the , long ago, made a hit every three cconds during rehearsal of the third act. "I love you better than my wife," said Francois (Jack Larson) Villon, looking mushy into the eyes of Edna Mae Noorda bang went the Roylance sledge. Ah, shucks, and I guess you ex. pect me to think this is the first time you have said -that to a young girl." remarked the blushing maiden, mounting the gallows box with Jack, who is about Four Scholarships Offered By Utah Universities Utah universities offer a total of four scholarships ' to the students of Weber College. The Agricultural college offers two. while the University; of Utah and the Brigham Young University offer one apiece. Besides the scholarships offered by the universities, others are j offered by individuals and clubs of Ogden. Among them is one given by Dr. L. S. Merrill in memory of his son. Howard tt. Merrill, a Weber stuoVnt and the first Ogden son listed as a cas. J uality of the war. This Is offered to a freshman boy of good character and high scholastic to hang. Swoosh went the Roy lance ax, neatly splitting the re echoing smack of their first kiss under such circumstances. Too Many Children Someone had brought a child of which there were more about than had parts in the play, which bawled in ever greater unhap-piness as the drama approacnec1 its climax. Lex Malan says thai he is the father of such a one. which he seldom goes cut without if he cannot get out without it. ' All this dither blended with ihe thunder of the multitudinous cast began to affect the directors more and more. The perspiring Bundy turned upon the mob in slavering yet courtly rage, and said, "I don't want tc swear, but I am getting goddam sick and tired of this noise." Golden Silence A silence, awed but golden fell upon the mob. In the midst of same, Francois (Jack Larson) Villon, a former army cook, did his part to outclass navy talk. "Hell," said he, "I should be over there." It was pretty weak but it saved the army's face for all that. Bang, bang, bang, smash, went the Roylance airhammer as Aaron seized the interval in which to nail up a staircase. After a while the carpenter went for a drink of water and they got to singing and you could see that girls like Myrene Green-well, of whom there were about 18 in appropriate sweaters, etc., wished there was room for more talent that could, you might say. just looks good. Marilyn Robinson is probably in this class although someone says she does some singing too. Fine looking girls in slacks and sweaters are a dime a dozen in this show. The improvement in costume since' Henry Ford's day is really something.Wilkinson Deserves Oscar Frank Wilkinson should be awarded the Oscar for acting for the evening. He's the meanie of a king who feels that Villon would be a good Indian if dead. The Oscar for women gum ! chewers will have to go to Marian Hickman and for men to I Walter (Red) McFee. However, ! it was a close race between them i and 25 other Wrigley satrons. Elaine Stoker and Red Slacks Elaine Stoker gets the acting j Oscar for women but more on 1 account of her red slacks with ! the legs cut off than anything else. Which brings us around to , one objection to the whole setup. I The student body officers ex-! cept for Marian and her gum don't amount to much in the op- era as far as speaking parts go. Keith Midglcy was in there be- ing looked at the whole time, though, and to an outsider may j give a suggestion, it would be a I good thing to put wheels under I him so that 'ou could move him I out when you wanted to look at ' someone else. record. Each year the scholastic com-mittee selects the sophmore boy and girl whose records show them to be most outstanding in activities and scholarships. Their names are added to the plaque on exhibition in the trophy case in the lobby of the Gymnasium. Application blanks for the scholarships offered by the universities may be secured from Arlene Briem. and must be returned before May 5. Those desiring knowledge of out-of-state scholarships should see Mrs. Clarisse Hall at the registrar's office. A Alfred Adam's as Tlbaunt D'Aussigy, .lack Larsen as Francis Villon, and Elaine Stoker as Katherine, rehearse a dramatic portion of the operetta "The Vagabond King." Clarke's Work In Vocation Education Noted Dr. Robert A. Clarke who went Pt the request of President Hen. ry Aldous Dixon from Physics teaching at the beginning of the war to manage vocational education, has made- phenomenal success at that work. He helped to imitate the Hill Field leaner program. An in plant training program was then started and WC sent teachers to these places to teach employees, especially new employees, right on the job. This got so large in the school year 1944-45 it reached an enrollment .of 11,000 people including one hundred and twenty special faculty members .The total students handled were larger than imy other junior college throughout the campus trainingprogram. John Velton, Merle McNeil, winners in nun's debate from Ogden higb school are shown with their coach. Mary Woolley: Shirley Chamberlin and Belva Harlow. Granite high, won women's debate. Debaters Return From Tournament Five contestants from Weber returned recently from Mac-Ninnville. Oregon where they attended what their adviser. That cher Allred. pointed out as "one of the big annual speech meets of the United States." the Western Association speech meet. Two debate teams, consisting of John Rackham. Ted Whitmoy-er. Dale Broln. and Kay Randall and a special speaker Earl Slack TENSE SCENE Teacher, Student Cooperation Puts Across Debate Tourney Teachers and students of Weber college cooperated March 1 and 2 to put across the 10th annual debate and speech tournament, drawing 390 contestants. Miss Marian T. Read, English department head, said. Tuesday The task, which appeared increasingly difficult as registrations poured in, was completed through the participation of the two Weber college groups as judges. M. Thatcher Allred in the absence of Leland H. Mori-son, directed the tournament for the English and Speech department, charged with handling of details of the event. Men Winners In men's debate, John Velton and Merle Nielsen, Ogden high, took first place as an unbeaten team. Three Ogden teams tying for second place by reason of a single loss each were Ruth Stein. feldt and Richard Nilsson, Rich. DEBATE WINNERS were the speakers who made the trip. At this meet contestants I competed in the following: de-i bate, oratory, impromptu, interpretative speech, after dinner ' speaking, discussion debate, and j congress. The debaters went through j out of 10 rounds of debates before being eliminated. Kay Ran. dall was a finalist in extempore speaking and. according to Mr. I Allred. made a gcod showing in oratory as did Rackham. Whit-meyer and Brown in other special events. These speakers competed with other junior college contestants ard Layman and Winn Richards, j Roily Robinson and Maurice Walker. Shirley Chamberlin and Belva I Barlow, Granite high, won women's debate, and Faye Bate- snan and Mary Hickrna-r. South Cache high, took second place. Tying for first place in extern-poje were Ruth Steinfcldt and John Velton, with Richard Layman taking second. All were of Ogden high school. Winners of Oratory In oratory, Elvira Barrutia, West high, was first, and Lfi Grant Shreeves, Weber high, second place winner. Miss Mary Woolley coached the predominately successful Ogden high school students. Other successful coaches were George Adamson, Granite; Joseph A. Curtis, West; Carl Green, Weber; and V. R. Carver. South Cache. Assistants and. in n number of instances, with upper division students. Reporting on the trip. Mr. All-red noted, 'our contestants made a very good showing in highly exacting competition The experience they secured in this meet provided them with experience which should prove valuable in any future competitions. The subject of Earl Slacks oration was "Democracy in Techi-color". The subject for debate was "Resolved: That the foreign policy of the United States should be directed toward the establishment of free trade among the nations of the world.'' "Vagabond King" For March 20 - 23 ajor Players Announced Frosh Class To Give Partv Friday Freshman class will give a party for all Freshman. Friday. March 15, at 7:30 p. m., in the gym. lobby. The evening, following the last day of exams, the Freshman class hopes to give all Freshman a few hours of complete relaxation and fun after a hard quarter of si tidying. The party will be strictly 'stag' i fait- with a-green color scheme representing St. Patrick's Day. Games of all kinds with mass participation will be the starter with refreshments and dancing as a stimuli to group relaxation. Allen Douglas is charman of t h e participating committees with Lex Malan and Frank Read, advertising; Ruth Dixon and Kathryn Hackett. invitations; Marilyn Ccmbe and Fred String, ham refreshments; Janice Shupe and Jean Binnie, dance and games committee. Jack Critch-low, utility man. New Quarter Of Night School Begins "Weber college evening school has the distinction of being one of the few evening schools in the United States offering courses adopted 1o the homemaker," reported John Benson, night school director, Tuesday. Among these courses are upholstery, clothing, tailoring, interior decorating and developmental child psychology. The instructors are regular college teachers or skilled tradesmen from the industrial fields. In addition to these, eight busi. ness 17 academic, and 14 vocational classes are listed. One of the new classes drawing many enrollees is social hygiene in which the physiology, bacteriology, psychology, and the medical phase will be presented by experts. Dr. Orson Whitney Young will direct the course. Another practical course intro. duced for the first time is public health. Sheldon P. Hayes will be the instructor. Child psychology and development which attracted many mothers during the latler quarter is being repeated. "This course is valuable for young mothers and also young fathers." remarks Mr. Benson. Registration for these classes will begin at 7 p. m. March 14 and will continue over until March 15, and instruction will commence March 18. "I believe this is the most comprehensive and satisfactory schedule of classes yet offered by the evening school," the director stated. New Courses Offered Next Quarter More than 150 classes are to be offered during the spring quarter. Beginning March 18. some sub-jects offered are Shakespeare, textiles, general botariy. creative writing, geography of Utah, applied psychology, organization and administration, recreational leadership, historical geology, speech, acting heredity, spring flora of the Wasatch, salesman, ship, foods, and speech for radio. "These courses, added to the present offerings, make a very comprehensive and satisfactory schedule of classes for the spring quarter." noted John Benson, publicity director. Students To Register March 16, 18 Get Appointment At Registrar's Office Registrat;on for the so'-in" quarter will begin March 16. at S a. m. .it is reported by Mrs. Clarisse Hall, registrar. Students registering must adhere o the following schedule if the reg-istering for the spring quarter Is to be carried out in the quickest and most efficient manner. 1. All students must call at vhe registrar's office for an appoint, ment ticket, which will entitle the student to register. Issuing of tickets will start Saturday at 8 a. m. and will give the ;ime and day for completion of reg. istration. Report at Gym'. Lobby 2. Students must report at the Gym lobby with ticket at the specified time of registration. 3. New students must check with the registrar's office to ascertain if a complete copy of your high school credits are on file. If so. a permit to register will be granted Both freshmen and sophomores should obtain their progress cards and permits to register from the registrar's office. Take Permits to Registrar I. They will take their permits to register to the registrar's office and go lo the lobby of the gymnasium to register. 5. Obtain registration booklet from treasurer's office and go tc the Gym lobby to register. 6. Plan your program with your advisor, who is located in the lobby of the gymnasium. 7. Follow the instructions on the coupon in the registration booklet. 8. Have your adviser approve No. 3 card. 9. Go to checking tables and have your name placed on rolls. New Students Get Physical 10. New students go to table marked "Physical Education" and make an appointment for your health examlnaiton . II. Give your booklet to the clerk as you leave the registra. tation room. (Keep only card No. 2 and receipts.) Regular class work will begin March 19, so ii is Important that all students complete their registration prior to the beginning ol class work. Car Bringing Back Players Overturns I! lay Thackeray A woman driver having trouble with her infant was the cause of a potentially dangerous car wreck near Beaver when the basketball players were return ing from the Compton, California tournament. Coach Reed Swenson reported. Icy reads also contributed. Boring northward on U. S. highway 91, the Weber college car got into trouble when the car proceeding it went Into a ser. ies of strange antics. Mr. Swenson. asleep with the other passengers, roused to find the college machine careening wildly. Finally, it went off the highway and overturned. Junior Preece. driving, an experienced wartime pilot, turned off the ignition and was given credit with preventing a possible fire. However, he voiced his opinion or I he other driver in strongly colored language as he climbed out into the midnight air. according to the report,, "I was to blame." a frightened feminine voice admitted, "but I was alon'- in the car and my baby fell off the seat." Only injury reported was a stiff neck sustained by Coach Swenson Besides Preece. others In the car were Joe Kenny, Roy Sessions. Fred Stringham, and Ernest Bingham. Slated Old Paris Lives Aiiain In St'.srv of Musical Announcement of players In i the major rolls in ihe Vagabond l King production, scheduled or ' March 20 to 23, was made by Ho. land Parry, who la in charge. In three of the roles a new system. will he Inaugurated. The Idea is to give students the opportunity of performing even though there may be two equally qualified for the same roll. There are thl'ce such parts In this opera. Dual Bolls Elaine Stoker and Kdna Mae Noorda will share the roll, of Katherine. ihe soprano lead. Gloria Parry and Barbara Berry will share the quite prominent part of Huguette t contralto). In the roll of Margot, a taverncss, Erma Adams and Marion Lambert will share the honors. In each of these cases, both people will have a chance to give a complete performance. Jack Larsen will take the lead in the role of Francois Villon, (tenor). Orville Holley will ake the role of Guy Tabarle, ibari tine) as Louis XI. Doug Burnet-te i bass) us Capt. ot Ihe archers, Marilyn Robinson taltc) as Lady Mary, Wallace McPhie (tenor) and Rene DeMontigny, Keith Midglcy i bass i as Oliver Le Dain, Grant Wood I tenor) as Noel Le Jolys, Lex Malan (baritone I as Tolson D'Or, Alfred Adams as Tibaut IVAusslgny. Uay Sanders as Tristan L'Herm ite and students acting as court ladies, courtiers, tavern girls. taVem men, scotch archers, dancers, the Bishop, the astrolo. gers and the hangman make up the remainder of the cast. Pianists Mill's and l'arre.ll Taking turns at the piano will be Vcrna Bess Kartell and Kdna Miles. Mr. Parry said. "There is more variety of music than any other operetta 1 know," when re. fertine to this well known storv ! of the Vagabond King. Every thing from church music to the stirring "Song of Burgandy" is included in lis acts. The play opens in a lavern in old ParlS wilh a brawl going full blast and from that moment till, the dropping ol the fina 1 cm lain il is expected thai the audience will he kepi enlertained. Good comedy, I' is of action and dramatic scenes as well as a tragic one are expected to suit anyone's frame of mind. In charge of dramatics is Way ne Bundy. Miss Lucy Denning is coordinator and is helping with I costumes and publicity. Mr. J. Clair Anderson Is assisting in choral effects and playing the organ. Mr. Clair Johnson developed the orchestra and .urnPd his work over to Mr. Parry when he left WC last week. Mrs. Mar va Gregory is in charge of lane, ing. Dixons Miss 1 heir Dog, 'Psychopathic' ' Psychopathic." much beloved dog of the Dixon family and popular with Weber students, made a mysterious disappearance from the Dixon home. Psycho, a black curly haired cocker spaniel, was very active .s inusii ' i s i qua) i c i accoi ding I to C. H. Anderson's history class, j "He'd sit quietly al the rear of I President Dixon's home until eleven o'clock and then in his j tenor voice give out with "very j note he knew, causing a chorus of snickers and iHiighs from the ' tlass." reported some of the stu-. dents. Ruth Dixon noted "we have put ads in the lost and found column of the paper and inquired around, but we're still at a loss as to his whereabouts."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1946-03-13, Vol. 9, No. 11|
|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.|