Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1947-11-211
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Weberites Invade Support Team At California; 2 Games Prepare to Travel Team, Whip Club, Band Leave Volume 11 Friday, November 21, 1947 Number 7 Sec 562, P. L. & R. ppP Signposters Represent W. C. Publications At BYU Press Confab Representing the Signpost at- the BYU-sponsored Intermoun-tain Journalism conference tomorrow will be Editor Phil Tunks and Assistant Editor Dick Layman, who are slated to lead a discussion on editorial policy in one of the conference's sessions. The conference, twelfth of an annual series sponsored under the auspices of Brigham Young university at Provo, will be held on the University campus, and will be attended by college and high school journalists from Utah and adjoining states. Assists Journalists With the aim of giving assistance to student journalists, the conference will feature discussions of campus publication problems and practices, plus talks by noted professional journalists of the Inter-mountain region. Separate discussions will be held for editorial and business staffs of newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals. Theme of the conference is' "An Informed Public is Democracy's Safeguard." Peacetime Press Is Topic The responsibility of the press in peace time will be the topic of keynote speaker Vivian Meik, well-known British journalist who has recently joined the staff of the Deseret News. Another highlight of the conference is its traditional news and editorial writing contest. Eligible for judging in this contest are news stories and editorials written by a student and published in a high school or college newspaper any date from November 23, 1946, to November 15, 1947. Astronomer Reveals Sky Facts Harry G. Johnson, noted astronomer and lecturer, spoke to Weber college students during a morning assembly, Tuesday, November 18, and to a Weber college lecture series audience, Tuesday night. Dr. Johnson, director of the Brown Foundation, Walla Walla, Washington, presented an illustrated lecture on the "American Sky". Included irl his discussion were facts about the four largest observatories in the United States, all of them built by Dr. George E. Hale. His remarks concerned the earth's immediate universe, with special commentary regarding the moon and planets. Shows Slides Slides of the moon's surface were shown, as well as slides illustrating the major galaxies surrounding the earth. Among the most startling facts revealed was the information that the earth is moving in a spiral rather than in a circle, as is commonly thought. The earth never returns to the same spot in space; it is continually changing. By next June 21, according to Dr. Johnson, we will be approximately 200,000,000 miles from the position the earth held at the time he spoke. Sky Is Decorative "It is a pity," stated Dr. Johnson, "that with the Christmas season coming on we spend such great amounts of money for decorative purposes and fail to take advantage of the beauty provided by our American sky." Dr. Johnson cited as an example the Northern Cross, or Christmas Cross, as it is commonly called in some sections. Assisting Dr. Johnson was his wife, who operated the projection machine. Pres. Dixon From Trip Assuming the presidential reins again this week after a two-week absence is Weber Prexy H. A. Dixon, who returned to the college this week from a trip to Washington, D. C, and other eastern cities. Purpose of Dr. Dixon's Washing ton jaunt was to serve on a sub committee of Presidents special commission on higher education. This commission, in its first year of organization, was appointed to advise the president concerning the problems of higher education. Out standing civic and educational leaders comprise its membership. Prepare Reports The commission's Washington meeting resulted in the preparation of five reports. They include (1) Defining goals of a higher education, (2) Equalizing educational op portunities for all American youth, (3) Organization of higher educa tion to meet the needs of American democracy, (4) Providing teaching personnel for institutions of higher learning, (5) Financing higher education.These reports were submitted to President Truman by the commission's chairman, George F. Zoot. The 30-member commission includes only three members from colleges west of the Mississippi, of which President Dixon is one. Other two western colleges represented are Stanford and the University of Oregon. Comments on Work Commenting upon the commission's work, Dr. Dixon said, "I feel it has gone a long way to help colleges meet the crisis occasioned by the influx of veterans, and that it will go a long way toward adapting college programs to meet the needs of a cross-section of all American youth." Visits Son While in Rochester, New York, Dr. Dixon visited his son, John A. Dixon, Who is serving his medical internship at Strong Memorial hospital, Rochester. Also included among those whom the president visited were Barbara Reeney Butler, Boston; Marjean Heckman Williams, Harvard; Dr. James Foalger, Cambridge; Ettalu Fernelius Nelson, Boston. All are former Weber students. S- f - I 4 fc f 1 i 'ill! li Nipif v 1 --Jill Hi! Illi iVTt ; The Boys' Town choir, shown here in rehearsal in the chapel at Boys' Town, Nebraska, will perform for Ogden music lovers at the Ogden high school auditorium tomorrow night as the second feature of the Ogden Community Concert series. I Sri Qjit - Weber's Powerhouse football squad is shown above as they left early Wednesday morning for southern California. (Photo By V. Jones). Boys' Town Choir Sings In Concert Tomorrow Under the direction of Father-Francis Schmitt, the Boys' Town choir will present a concert in the Ogden high school auditorium tomorrow night at 8:15 p. m. The choir is a part of Father Flanagan's Boys Town, Nebraska, which was created 28 years ago with no financial backing for two purposes: to prove that people would help in a worthy cause, and to provide a home for homeless boys so they could become good citizens in their country. With nothing but devotion and voluntary contributions, Father Flanagan has enriched the lives of thousands of homeless youngsters of every race and creed with sound physical, educational, occupational and spiritual principles, and has given them a firm basis on which to establish their manhood. The 40 voices that will be heard here are only a part of the regular choir, which consists of 135 boys and is divided into two groups. Members of the second choir receive fundamental training and begin work on the first choir repertoire. After completing this training members are eligible for the first choir. Besides an hour rehearsal daily the year 'round the choir also sings three times a week in the Dowd Memorial chapel of Boys Town. The performances of this boys choir1 is open to the public three times a year. First, at the Sacred concert on Easter Sunday; next, the Summer "Pop" concert and last, the Twelfth Night concert during the Christmas holidays. Each summer is spent in many hours of extra study acquiring new repertoire, which enables the choir to choose their varied programs from more than one hundred and twenty-five sacred and sncular compositions. Minn f rl AWS Holds Hop Nov. 26 By Carolyn Wright Thanksgiving activities at Weber college this year will be highlighted by the "Harvest Moon Hop", sponsored by the Associated Women Students, to be presented November 26. The dance, to be held in the Weber college ballroom, is the first girls' sponsored activity of the school year and will follow the theme of Thanksgiving. During the evening a drawing for the traditional turkey will be held, and the bird, a 15-pound, 317 feathered fowl, should entice numerous shy, wall-flower-misses to ask the man of the moment and come try their luck. Thanksgiving Decorations Decorations for the evening have been chosen along the Thanksgiving line and should, with all the fervor in the attempts of the decoration committee, really promote the autumn feasting spirit. At the entrance colorfully painted corn stalks will set off the ballroom with a large reproduction of the harvest moon rising behind the band stand. An excellent orchestra has been booked from Salt Lake and promises an enjoyable evening for1 all who attend. Heels and Hose Dance Saving the first formal affair for the Christmas season the Harvest Moon Hop will be a heels and hose dance, and will begin at 9 p. m. Committees working on the dance are: General chairman, Ruth Crawford; programs, Cleo Williams, Ann Losee, Margaret Smith; decorations, Ann Cooper, La Rene Rhees, Clara Rollison; tickets, Kathrine Baily, Josephine Swanner, publicity, Helen Underwood, Megan Pidcock. Assembly Presented An assembly is also being planned for the same day. Under the direction of the AWS, it will also follow the "Spirit of Thanksgiving". The committee selected to plan the assembly includes Carma Baggs, Janet Storey, Rosie Peterson, Donna Richards, Lou Jean Gibby, and Elaine Freeman. Ten W. C. Debaters In California Meet Ten Weber debaters, comprising five debate teams, will engage in verbal battles with other colleges at the Los Angeles city college invitational speech meet this week-end, November 21-22. The ten debaters, who left Wednesday for California, are Haynes Fuller, Laurence Burton, Kaye Kilburn, Dick Nilsson, Marianna Lee, Hetty Hammon, Winn PJch-ards, Wilford Schmidt, Betty Willy and Dcward Hock. For Pasadena Registering support for a hopefully victorious team on its bout with Pasadena today, a multitude of Weber students departed Wednesday for California to witness the game. Gathering the college band, the girls' service organization, Whip club, and the football squad into its ranks the Weber invasion left early Wednesday morning in char tered busses and private cars to cheer the team on to victory after its recent losing streak. The 33-strong football team left at 6 a. m., in the school busses in anticipation of victories during its two-week stay in sunny California. Scheduled to pit their forces against Pasadena junior college , today in the Rose Bowl and next Saturday against Modesto junior college in their home-coming game, the Weber mentors were hopeful of vic tories. Band Leaves Also leaving at 6 a. m., Wednesday and scheduled to return Sunday were the 60 members of the college band, led by Delmar Dickson. The band will play Friday morning in an assembly and at the game Friday afternoon and crowd numerous sightseeing tours into its itinerary before returning Sunday. The band left in chartered Greyhound busses and is housed in major Los Angeles hotels. Travel in Busses Whip club, under the supervision of Mae Welling, dean of women, also deft dn chartered busses but at their own expense and are to participate in the Pasadena assembly and the festivities at the grid battle. Date of return for the Whip club girls has not been set, but it is expected that they will return Sunday along with the band. Six Students Vie for Posts Primary elections for the class representatives to the ASWC Board of Control were held Tuesday, November 18, according to information released by the board. Glade Price and Dee Call will be finalists for the sophomore post in the general elections, while Roily Robison, Pat Casey, Alan Johnson and Douglas Brian will vie for the freshmen representative posts. One sophomore representative carried over from last year and two freshmen representatives will be chosen from the four freshmen candidates. Final elections will be held after a meeting of the Board of Control to decide the best time for them. Approximately 320 votes were cast in the election out of a total enrollment of 1439 eligible students in the college day school. Names of the judges in the election were not released by the board members nor explanation for the violation of the Associated Students constitution under Article IV, Section III, Clause I of that constitution published in the Weber college Handbook. That clause states that "the Freshmen class representatives to the Board of Control shall be elected annually by the Freshmen Class, by the Australian ballot system, on or before the end of the first month of the Autumn Quarter. It shall be the duty of the Board of Control to provide for this election as specified."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1947-11-21, Vol. 11, No. 7|
|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.|