Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1938-03-251
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DEBATERS TO LEAVE FOR OKLAHOMA STUDENTS TO ERECT BLOCK W ON MALAN HEIGHTS ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF WEBER COLLEGE VOL. 1 OGDEN, UTAH, MARCH 25 1938 NO. 9 Labor Difficulties Stop Work on New Building Failure To Settle By Arbitration Results in Strike Hod carriers became banner carriers as Local 206 of the International Hod Carriers, Building and Common Laborers Union of America, American Federation of Labor affiliate, promptly at 12 o'clock noon last Tuesday morning called their members from their jobs on Weber's new Vocational Educaton Building in a strike to obtain a union wage for themselves. When work was scheduled to resume at 1 o'clock most of the other union men on the job refused to cross the picket line and so joined the Hod Carriers in a "sympathy strike". What the union hopes to gain by striking is the standard union wage of 65c an hour for its members, who are now paid 5Jc an hour. During negotiations George A. Whitmeyer and Sons Co., contractors for the job declared that because they had made their bid for the building figuring a 50c wage, it was now impossible for them to raise the wage and still fulfill the contract. The union, however, declares that because union men are superior men the work will be done better at a less total cost, and since the other workers receive union wages the Hod Carriers should receive the same treatment. A union representative stated Tuesday that he did not know how long the work would be held up by the strike but hoped that a settlement could be reached soon. Mr. Whitmeyer would make no comment at all concerning the strike, its cause, or its settlement. The $146,000 Vocational Edu-'cational Building is being built to house new departments at We-(Continued on page 3) Reader'A hri-jeAt An ambitious chemistry student has finally placed women in the proper niche in the list of elements of this world, with the findings as-follows: Symbol: Woe. Atomic Weight: 120 approximately.Occurrence: 1. Can be found wherever man exists. 2. Seldom occurs in free or natural state. Physical Properties: 1. All colors and sizes. 2. Always appears in disguised conditions. 0. Boils at nothing and may freeze at any point. 4. Welts when properly heated. 5. Very bitter if not heated correctly.Chemical Properties: 1. Extremely active. 2. Great affinity for gold, silver, platinum, and precious stones of any sort. 3. Able to absorb expensive food at any time. 4. Undissolved in liquids, but activity is greatly increased when saturated with spirit solution. 5. Sometimes yields to pressure. 6. Turns green when placed (continued on page 3) f ' c ?T Its, .V "Faust" Prologu To Be Staged By Music Dept. Prom the music department will emerge this quarter something unparalleled for sheer musical merit; the Prologue to Verdi's "Faust". This gem of grand opera, though pleasingly brief, is a musical and dramatic unity. Mr. Parry announces that its solo and ensemble work are as thrilling as they are inspiring; the student body awaits their arrival it is believed, with appropriate anticipation. The staging of the Prologue is an ambitious enterprize in itself; for what audience has not been thrilled at the transformation, on open stage, of Doctor Faust from an old man into a handsome youth . . . and the appearance in a vision, of the lovely Marguerite. In addition to the above, which will be used also as a touring road show, there will be a number of excellent glee .songs including Tchaikowsky's unforgetable "None But the Lonely Heart" and "Leib-estraum".Debaters Leave For Oklahoma Collecting facts and statistics and polishing their briefs seem to be the most engrossing activities occupying Weber College debaters at the present time. The reason for this earnest and thorough preparation is the National Debating Tournament, which is scheduled to come off the early part of April at Norman, Oklahoma. The splendid reputation that the Weber teams have earned for themselves this year makes them the most formidable debaters from this section of the country to enter the tournament. At the present time only tentative plans have been formulated by Mr. Leland Monson, the debate (continued on page 3) I . ..mmmumfx.:, . . -... i S&r ' ft l - - - SUNSHINE, CLASSES, CHATTER, OPINIONS MARK SPRING SESSION Spring is here. So what. So I'm still broke, and the mortgage is due. I can't take the car 'cause I'm out of dough. No dough no girl. No girl No woo. No woo No fun. When the warm sun beats in through the window, and the professor is spreading it on thick it makes you feel like leading the singing, offering benediction and taking it on the lam Why can't we hold classes out in the park? What we need is more fresh air and life. We don't want to be a Van Winkle and sleep for nineteen more years. It's getting about the time when a canyon, bonfire, marshmallows, blanket, and something in that blanket, is the clear stuff. Oh, for the time when you can stroll in yon park and fall asleep Soon As This Is The Final Registration Day We would suggest to all who have not completed their registration hy calling at the Treasurer's office, that they do so immediately. Because if you do not do so, it will cost you exactly $2.00. -.Ji..-,,' I ! J T- ' - I under the rich, warm sunshine, but who wants to sleep? Personally I am still a believer in the old phrase that says "Never let your education interfere with your college." Some people think that you remember the teacher that made you work the hardest. I remember the one I hit in the head with a snowball when I was in the third grade. I also hope to remember the good times I had at Weber. Maybe some of you can't remember those good times 'cause you haven't ever had them. Why not? 'Cause you don't string along with the crowd. What say we cut loose and do something that we can tell our grand children. My dad tells of the time when he tied Mary Nelson's cow to the church door. Of course we don't have to tie a cow to a church door, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to cut loose this quarter and really go to town. No, not Brigham. Students to Erect Block W on Malan's Heights Celebration Is In Store For Under Grads . . f ' f - ' - . . v-".- Guild Joins W. C. To Present Barrie Fantasy Carlson, Andrews, Bundy Producing Three One Act Plays The spring quarter looms as an outstanding quarter for dramatic endeavor. Mr. Allred's department is merging with Ogden Little Theatre Guild in the production of the late James M. Barrie's "Dear Brutus". At school, Elzada Carlson, Wayne Bundy and James Andrews are currently producing three one act piays of diversified theme. Directed by Katherine Northrup, "Dear Brutus" exemplifies to the finest degree, the probability, the clever dialogue, and the tender pathos found in all the fanciful dramas of "Peter Pan's" creator. The one act plays promise a varied and thrilling evening early this quarter. Miss Carlson's play will be of a light or humorous theme, as yet unannounced. Mr. Bundy offers "Drums of Oude", a gripping tale of a native uprising in the far east, and of unflinching (Continued on page 3 ) A. W. S. To Hold Elections Here is probably the most important announcement of the month. The A. W. S. elections will be held next week. All pelitions must be handed in to ,any of the A. W. S. officers, Jane Nickson, Barbara Huff, or Shirley Turnquist, by next Monday. A petition must have the name of the girl at the top of the page, also "We, the undersigned, wish to nominate for the candidacy of president of A. W. S." and the signature of fifty women students of Weber College. The new president and the present president, Jane Nickson, will attend a convention for associated women student organizations to be held at Pullman, Oregon, later in the quarter. Weber College students are no longer unconscious. They have awakened to the fact that they need a place in the sun, or under it. Modern advertising methods are to be employed and with the aid of our most efficient technical artisans, the cream of Weber's budding crop of artists, engineers, landscape artists foresters, and even a few visionaries who have been induced to join in the magnificent effort to enhance the already known beauties of the Wasatch Range. A mighty edifice of stone and concrete is shortly to be erected on the bh :k cliffs which tower above our f-.- U. ' ':.-memoration -f th- greainco u our own col'ge, this s'ructur will bear the form of the embleii of our dear institul inn. The brain and brawn and intellect of our entire student body will cooperate in the undertaking. This edifice will be a gigantic block "W" 200 feet in length. At tin' completion of this undertakins, ;i -fii!raii:i will be held second n - turn.- ,ti,;.. Weber College lias ever ki.nwn. A day will be set a.-idc on which the entire student body will rejoice. In the early hours of said day, a massive throng of students will hike to the block "W" anu proceed to paint its face with whitewash. After this is done, they will rejoin the coeds at school, who have prepared a lunch for all, and leave Weber at one o'clock in a bus which will carry them to Como Hot Springs. At Como they will play volley ball, horse shoes, deck tennis, roller skate, and swim until 6 p. m., when there will be a very unique water carnival. There will be fancy swimming and diving, trick swimming and formation swimming. There will also be a water circus with clowns, serpents, and unusual side show attractions. The day will be concluded with . a dance, at the intermission of which there will be a water waltz or fire dive. The day will officially end at eleven o'clock. Whip Club Sponsor April Fool's Day Dance The Whip Club promises to put on one of the most unusual dances in the history of Weber College, when it takes the spotlight in sponsoring the April Fool's Day dance. The ticket price has not yet been decided upon, but will be about 30c a couple or stag. It is to be a sport dance, and promises to be one of the cleverest ever. The only fools on April 1st will be those who are not tripping the light fantastic in the local round house along about !) : 00 o'clock a week from tonight.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1938-03-25, Vol. 1, No. 9|
|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.|