Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1946-10-091
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Calling All Sophomores --Vote! Sec. 562 P. L & R. SUPPORT YOUR TEAM W B BE THERE AT EIGHT 5-1 VOLUME 10 OGDEN, UTAH, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1946 NUMBER 2 10 . c i. c I Wildcats Meet Sophs Urged to Vote For One of Three Veteran Candidates Election Necessary As Jack Critchlow Leaves for Service All HophomoreH are urped to vote today for one of the three candidates for the office of upperclass president. Voting will take place in special hooths near the College Inn in the gym building. Candidates are John Murphy, Jim Blair, and Mel-vin Thayne. This called election is necessary as Jack Critchlow, elected last year to head the sophs in the 1946-47 school session, entered the service a few weeks ago. Officers of the class, elected last year, are Carol Spacknian, vice-president; Marilyn Robinson,secretary-treasurer; Kay Randall, historian. Their term of office runs until the end of the spring quarter. Jim Blair, a member of Excelsior, was graduated from Weber high school in 1942. He entered W. C. in 1943 and attended for one year before entering the Navy in July, 1943. The twenty-two year old sophomore re-entered Weber this quarter after he was released from the service in August, 1946. Jim lives on west twelfth street and is a member of Phi Rho Pi, a junior college national debating society.He was elected president of his freshman class in 1942, serving the 42-43 school year. Again he became active in student affairs when Weber students chose him to be student body president in 1943. However, he was unable to serve this term of office due to his entrance into the service. Jim was the business manager of the Transit, a Weber college publication, in 1942.-43. At present he is the business manager of the Acorn, another college publication. Melvin Thayne, treasurer of the Phoenix club, has spent a total of three quarters at W. C. He has been active in student activities Weber's Spirit Lagging Throughout Campus During Freshman Week Sophomores Rally on Friday With Freshman Trial; Nine Fledglings Punished By Howard E. Wright Frosh week was in a nose drive and headed for a bad crash last week, but the sophomore class pulled it out and saved the day with their "trial," held Friday morning in the auditorium. Throughout the week co-operation was lacking and the freshman enjoyed privileges, never before known to lowerclass-men. However, on Friday, during assembly, the sophs put their foot down and severe penalties were metted out to those delinquent frosh who were caught. Ten freshmen were called to the stage of the auditorium. One, Winn Richards, acted as the defense lawyer. The judge was Kay Randall and prosecuting lawyers were Or-ville HoUey, Lawrence Burton, and Willis Wynn. Ray Fowers as bailiff. The jury consisted of seven girls and one fellow, all sophs. Orville Holley opened prosecution in the case of the sophomore class against the nine accused freshmen. Spacing his speech with the well-known "ahems," characteristic of a lawyer, he slandered, degraded, and otherwise humiliated the accused, in a playfull fashion.One courageous lower-classman tried to defend himself but met with sophomore justice, a bullet in the brain. In each of the three prosecutor's speeches, the language was a concoction of Old English and ultra-modern slang, which had the student body roling in the aisles. Lawrence Burton, the second prosecuting soph, explained what the frosh thought "college bred" meant. "They are looking for a handfull of dough, a lot of crust and are collecting a lot of crums to make a big loaf." He further declared, "They must be punished." As Willis Wynn. the third lawyer, sance he was elected to head the Box Elder high school students while attending there. He is twenty-one years old, lives in Bonneville park, and is co-editor of the Handbook, a college publication. Melvin entered W. C. after being graduated from Weber high school in 1943. His college education was interrupted after the 1943 fall term when he entered the army. After his discharge in February, 1946, Melvin again enrolled for the Spring and summer quarters. Melvin was business manager of the Weber high year book during his senior year there, and he took part in debating contests. The presidential nominee believes the college has a brilliant future. This is not his first adventure into the candidacy for office, during the 1945-46 Spring quarter he was nominated to run for the student body president. John Murphy, the third candidate, 23 years old, has completed two years at Weber. He is a graduate of Ogden high, finishing there in 1941. He entered Weber C. in the fall of 41 and was graduated in 1943. John went into the army in April, 1943, and was discharged in January, 1946. He says he is back in Weber to review some of his studies. He is a member of the Sigma Delta Pi fraternity. This is a new experience for John as he relates this is the first time he has been nominated to run for a student body office. Most of his student activities have been centered around sports, and particularly swimming. His only statement to the ress was, "If I am elected, I would like to make a ruling that all girls must wear high heels and hose twice a week." There are the brief descriptions of the three candidates for the upper class president. Each one is a veteran and has pledged himself to put forth his best efforts if elected to office. attempted to convince the jury of the defendant's guilt, a girl, dressed in a grass skirt, was chased across the stage by a lad pushing a lawn mower. (He didn't catch her, on the stage, that is.) The prosecuting attorneys cited some of our teachers' statements. However, some names were hardly recognizeable. While one of the trio was doing his dirty work, the others glared at the nine accused over a huge pile of books. When Winn Richards, a lowly freshman, tried to defent the frosh, all his statements were overruled by the judge. Even when he quoted such famous documents as the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Emancipation Proclamation, the sophs said these references were too old and out-dated, therefore not acceptable. Naturally the verdict of guilty was returned by the jury. Then Judge Randall summoned Doug Toone. who was accused of reading "Forever Amber." and said "You are guilty of trying to achieve an intellectual level far above that of a freshman. It is my duty as j judSe to sentence you to sing song Doug sang "The House I Live (Continued on Page Two) Odenthal, Puree!!, Wright Named Boys7 Dorm Heads New officers were elected and house rules made at the first meeting of the students at ths Weber men's dormitory Monday evening, Sept. 30. Robert Odenthal, Signpost business manager; Farrell Purcell, backfield man of the football squad; and Fred Wright, another Weber eleven bp.ckfield member, were elected president,vice-president, and secr'.-tary-treasurer, respectively.Rules governing the student occupants were voted upon. The men decided on such matters as the time of "lights out," rules concerning -visitors, cleanliness, and the all-important question of smoking. The voting was merely a formality as most had made up their mine as to what rules they wanted to be governed by. All rules met with the approval of Tom Lawson, supervisor of the dorm. Tentative plans were discussed concerning future dances and other social activities. These will be carried out in future meetings. Another important question was that of food. The dorm students were supposed to be fed in the Central building cafeteria. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, this could not be done until last Monday. The big complaint by dorm residents was the high cost of "eating out" in restaurants. 'They Shall Have Music7 In Weber C. Things are looking good in the sharps and flats department this year say Mr. Roland C. Parry, head of the vocal department, Mr. James C. Anderson, piano and organ instructor, and Mr. Clair W. Johnson, who holds forth in band, orchestra and instrumental work. The school music organization is expecting a year rivaled by none. With the influx of men from the armed forces, it seems that a multiple choice is available in the line of basses, baritones and tenors. Still lacking however are strings and flutes in the orchestra, and woodwinds in the band. Mr. Johnson announces that the school has instruments to loan to anyone who cares to join the band. Pep sweaters have been ordered and many new and interesting musical arrangements are available to members. Band practice is held on Monday. Tuesday and Friday between 12:30 and 1:0 in the Moench building. Anyone who is interested and has had some musical experience, contact Mr. Johnson. Ably conducted by Mr. Parry, the Dorian Singers, a select group of male vocalists, will again be present on some of our assemblies and programs. From a musical standpoint. Weber college appears to be off to a fine start on a busy and successful year. . . . High lights from Weber games G-Items By Edgar M. Denny This column is the initial publication of a new feature bringing the latest news of veterans affairs and current items of importance. Many of these items emanate from the veterans office. By way of1 introduction, acknowledgement is hereby made to Dr. Robert A. Clarke, Weber college veteran coordinator, Dr. Vernon F. Larsen, Weber college vocational counselor, and Lowell Cutler, veterans administration chief training officer, whose contributions form largely the body of this feature. Noteworthy news items, as long as they concern veterans or veterans affairs, are solicited from all students. If you have something to offer, see the writer at locker 317 in the basement of the Moench building or take it to the Signpost office upstairs. Pay Day Subsistence payments for the period of September 23 to October 1, will if possible be made on or before October 15 instead of November 1 as originally intended. Any veteran, who registered under temporary authorization are arked to bring form 1953 (certificate of eligibility and entitlement) to the veterans education office. No payments of subsistence can be made until this has been done. Examinations Available Veterans .interested in taking the USAFI tests for high school diplomas, or the college aptitude test, may do so by making arrangements with Walter Neville who is director of the testing bureau. Tests will be given in room C-209 between the hours of 6 and 10 p. m. on Mondays and 1 and 5 p. m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Outside Income Veterans who have employment outside of school are allowed to earn up to one hundred and ten dollars a month and still receive full subsistence. All money earned over this amount will be taken from subsistence. In order to hold an outside job, however, grade averages must be maintained. Vocational Advice If you are having any trouble deciding your major or occupational objective, see Dr. Vernon F. Larsen, director of the office of vocational advisement and guidance. This office has been giving assistance to approximately fifty-one veterans monthly, and has proven a great help in getting students into the field of their interest or aptitude.All fees for counseling will be paid under the G. I. bill. NEW MAIL LIST Effective November 6 Address Signpost Circulation Manager CO Weber College Ogden, Utah Pasadena Woman Correspondent First to Appear On Lecture Series ERIKA MANN Engineering Club to Be Reinstated Reorganization of thewar-dormant Engineering club will be accomplished soon, according to M. L. Stevenson, Chairman of the Mathematics and Physical Science division of Weber college. Boasting a record membership or 97 during the 1940-41 period, it ds expected that this year's roster will exceed 150 Chemistry, Engineering, and Physical Science students. The club was shelved in the early days of the war when the number of Weber engineering students dropped to a low of 10. "With the massive influx of students at Weber this year the Engineering club will aid considerably in expanding the social activities of the college," Mr. Stevenson explained. "In its previous years numerous social activities were sponsored and the club used its prestege in aiding Student Body activities. The Engineering club also participated in and sponsored inter-club athletic and social activities. Professional growth is a primary objective of the Engineering club which sponsors lectures and demonstrations by eminent engineering leaders of the country. "Numerous field trips to local engineering projects are taken by club members and highlight of the year is a trip to one or more of the major engineering projects of the nation," Mr. Stevenson said. "Projects visited by the club in recent years included Boulder Dam, the San Francisco Bridge, Grand Cool-ee Dam, and the Bremerton Ship Yards." i Homecoming With Coast Jaycee Team Slated Friday Weber Rated in Top 100 Schools In Nation by Look Weber college has been rated among the one hundred top schools in the entire nation, it was revealed in a recent poll of leading educators conducted by LOOK magazine. Of the 450 junior colleges in the nation, only 14 others were listed in this revealing poll which Included elementary schools, public high schools, and state colleges across the country. The October first edition revealed that Weber was the only school of any kind listed from Utah, and the only college rated among those of the intermountain states. It is an enviable and significant fact that Weber has been rated in this survey. First to appear at Weber College from the roster of famous and distinguished persons comprising the lecture series this year, will be Miss Erika Mann, noted woman war correspondent. Commencing at 8:15 p. m. on the night of October 21st, in the college auditorium, the program promises the best in interest and educational value. By her distinguished achievements in many fields, as an author, foreign correspondent, radio news analyst, playwright and actress, Miss Mann has won world-wide acclaim. A leader of democratic thought and action, she brings a realistic and vivid picture of the significance of current events in Europe. Raised in Germany, Miss Mann has dedicated herself to the destruction of fascism and the vigorous promotion of democratic ideals. Unlike most, who fled to America at the start of the fascist terror, fchis brave woman traveled throughout Europe wherever the tension was greatest. Before the war she visited Spain and Czech-oslavokia at the time of the Munich crisis, and during the war she was in London at the height of the German bombardment, broadcasting for the B. B. C. During 1943-1944 she was accredited to the U. S. armed forces as the only woman correspondent in the Middle East. After the war, she spent over a year investigating conditions In post-war Europe as correspondent for Liberty magazine, The London Evening Standard, and oftimes The New York Herald Tribune. She made an extensive tour of Germany, France, Czechoslavokia, Austria, Hungary and other war torn countries of the continent. In Frankfort, Munich and other German cities, she worked with the military governments and rendered services which were invaluable to the prosecution at the Nuremburg trials. Constantly on the alert, she was present at the discovery of the Nazi master file, card index of all party members and one of the greatest documentary finds of the war. Her ability was recognized, in that she was the only woman allowed to interview Hermann Goer-ing and the other high German war criminals in their cells at Monsdorf where they awaited trial'. Author of several books, she still cherishes an ambition to settle down and concentrate on writing fiction. Coming from a family of no mean literary ability, she has every hope of realizing her ambition.HOMECOMING DANCE FRIDAY AFTER GAME Tussle Students Schedule Dance in Ballroom Following Game Powerful Pasadena will come to Ogden to renew hostilities with the Wildcats of Weber Friday night in Weber's homecoming game. The game is looked to as the big game of the season for local fans. Kick-off time is 8 p. m. in Ogden stadium.Following the game the student body will hold a homecoming dance in the college ballroom. Before the war Weber and Pasadena were intersectional rivals :'n some great games. Of their last two contests before war interrupted their rivalry, each team won one game by a single touchdown. The coast team plays a colorful brand of ball and according to reports they use a lot of passes and laterals that make for a game interesting and thrilling for the spectators.Upwards of 6000 fans are expected to be on hand for the homecoming classic. Coach Milt Mecham will field a slightly revamped lineup against Pasadena. With Harry Soteras out with a shoulder injury it looks as if Wayne Hansen will get the starting nod at left end. Hansen, who snagged a pass in the end zone for one of the extra points in the opener with Boise, will be holding down the one wing while Gary Gourley, his former Ogden high school teammate, will be on the other. Gourley has been playing classy ball, snagging difficult passes and looking impressive on defense. At tackle Merrill Crosbie and Mark Nisbet, former South high star, will be in the lineup.Co-captain DeWayne Randall and Dave Mason are slated to get the nod at guards. Both have been rugged performers in previous games. Filling the pivot post is Coach Mecham's big headache. Never to well stocked with centers, the squad has been hit hard by injuries in that position. Walter Sorenson and Darrell Weller are both out with injuries, and just who will fill the slot is a big question mark. In the backfield Glen Higginson will be calling the signals,Co-captain Dick Williams and Odell Anderson are good bets for the halfback spots, and Lloyd Thompson has a head start for the fullback berth. Pasadena has a powerful back-field to send against the Wildcats. Heading the backs at left half is Roy Langley, former All-Los Angeles league halfback, 198 pounds of speedy dynamite. Coach Tom Mal-lory's probable starting eleven will be Baker and Ivanovich at ends, Marshall and Parsons, tackles; Kunkel and Bedall, guards; Hatch, center; Principe at quarterback, Langley and Etnyre at halves, and Liddle at fullback. Pasadena racked up a 13-12 victory over a strong Compton junior college eleven last week in the famous Rose Bowl. 733 Enrolled in Evening School Reports J. Benson Ambitious students. 753 in number, have taken advantage of Weber's extensive evening school program, it was revealed in an interview with John Benson, chairman of the committee on evening and summer school. Mr. Benson also asserted that approximately 250 more, who cannot attend day sessions, are expected to further their education by enrolling in these nightly classes. Eighty-four classes are given by 55 instructors during the hours of 6:00 t ol0:00 p. m. on weekday evenings. Courses cover many phases of education from academic and professional curricula to business, mechanical, and homemaking classes. Among special courses are those in the CAA ground school, for which 100 students have enrolled, and the scheduled classes in Radio Link trainers. These evening school courses and their credits are applicable to transfer as well as terminal curriculm.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1946-10-09, Vol. 10, No. 2|
|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.|