Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1948-10-071
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Weber Group 1 6th Century R eadies evival R I . - f Terrified Joan Nelson looks on as Thayne Harris and Don Jones snarl at each other during1 a rehearsal for a studio work shop production. Presented tomorrow somewhere on the streets of Ogden. r Volume 12, Number 2 Freshman Queen Choice To Cap 'Greenie' Week Coronation of a Freshman Queen, selected by popular vote of the freshman class from a field of 17 greenling lovelies, will conclude freshman week activities Friday night. Governor Herbert B. Maw is scheduled to crown the winning contestant during elaborate half-time ceremonies at the Weber- Carbon football game at Ogden-t-- Stadium, according to William D. Stratford, dean of men. Dr. Dixon also stated that other dignitaries including E. Allen Bate-man, state superintendent of public instruction, and Aaron Jones, Carbon college president, will also participate in the ceremonies. It is expected that Mr. Bateman and Mr. Joni will crown the queen's two attendants. Title Candidates Election of the freshman queen is being sponsored by the Associated Men students. Candidates for the title were nominated from each freshman English class, and final election was also by fresman class members only, Dr. Stratford said. Intricate maneuvers by the Weber college Whip club and the Weber college band will also aid inthe coronation festivities. The queen will be driven to the stadium in a new Cadillac convertable along with other leading dignitaries. The queen will be presented with a crown of flowers featuring an orchid surrounded by white carnations by the Utah governor. She will also receive a large silver loving cup with her name inscribed which she will keep until the election of the freshman queen next year. The two attendants will aslo be presented with crowns of flowers. Harvest Dance Following the game the queen and her attendants will reign at a harvest dance sponsored by AMS which will be held in the Weber college ballroom. Admission to the dance will be 50 cents per couple. Dr. Stratford emphasized that all Weber college students are urged to attend. Candidates for the freshman queen are Louise Allan, Arlene Bambrough, Joyce Browning, Mar-jorie Cady, Diane Dixon. Gwen Frank. Nancy John. Ilene Kendall, Sharon Letts. Ilene Moore, Joan Morgan. Marlene Rabe, Jeanette Richards. Donna rfewell, Lois Simpson. Shirley Stevens, and Carol Wood. Committees in charge of arrangements include AMS officers Dee Call. Lee Lalli. and Wilford Schmid, assisted by Mrs. Marva Gregory, dean of women. Dr. Stratford, and Delmar Dixon, band instructor. Lee Lalli will be master of ceremonies. Section 562, P. L. & R. 1T Thursday, October 7, 1948 Don't Phone V. A. Tells Baffled Vets In an effort to head off the usual fall rush of telephone and personal inquiries concerning subsistence checks, the Utah regional office of the Veterans Administration today cited the utter impossibility of processing the large volume of enrollments in a single month and warned that calls from veterans or their dependents will be useless until at least 60 days following the beginning of school. Calls Delay E. A. Littlefield, manager, stated that such calls in the past have taken as many as ten persons from the job of getting out checks, and has served only to further delays. Under new policy these workers will be kept on the job and no cases will be run down individually until the 60 days have elapsed. The manager explained that the VA will process payments as rapidly as possible, with pay rolls being scheduled every few days beginning in October. A majority of subsistence checks will be sent out the first of November, with heavy rolls also scheduled for November 5th and 10th. Payments Staggered Since payments will be made on a staggered basis, veterans are reminded that just because their friends might have received checks there is no reason to assume that their own cases are being neglected. Littlefield also pointed out that students have been repeatedly warned to report to schools financially prepared to get along without subsistence for at least two months because the VA simply does not have the personnel to do the job any sooner. Signpost Editors Now on U Staff Two former Signpost editors are now on the editorial staff of the Utah Chronicle. University of Utah daily student newspaper. The Sign-posters are Phil Tunks who now edits the Monday edition of the Chronicle and Dick Layman who edits the Wednesday paper. Both were Signpost editors last year. Mr. Tunks and Mr. Layman were responsible for the ail-American rating won by the Signpost for the first half of last year. Rating for the second half of last year has not yet been received. Sophs Indict Freshman Delinquents Don E. Jones, prosecuting attorney, won his case for the sophomore class against Jay Jensen, defense attorney for the frosh class, October 7, before Judge DeeWard Hock. No competent froshie could be found so the renowned Jensen was prevailed upon to take the case. Freshmen were on trial for mis- deameanors and felonies com mitted against upper-classmen dur ing freshman week. Sentences were read to the froshies representing their class by the ballif, Doug Toone. Please Sophomores Bonnie Bowerbank pleased the sophomores with a tap dance but Betty Ross was incapable of playing her piano solo sometimes she forgot to play the notes. Three girls were given the maxi mum penalty of jumping to their destruction from a high table sur rounded with broken glass. Some how they twisted their directions and lit on a soft, unsharp mat. Bad Accompaniment Peggy Thomas gave a beautiful rendition of a song but had some trouble with her accompanist. Lowel Felt had no talent except his black hair on his legs so the revengeful sophomores took it. Phyliss Hale tried to make am-mends by giving a reading. In honor of the sophomore class, the frosh toss was held October 4, at Lester park. The highlight of the evening was the hay-pitching contest between the frosh class and sophomore class which was ao claimed a tie by President Dixon, who acted as judge. Dancing and refreshments concluded the eve ning. Si1 , IsM 1 - 53. , . -f i Xff : Pat Casey gailv gives her books to the poor out numbered "frosh" while Kosie Peterson waits in line. Oman 'Iracy also adds to the unhappy "froshes" discomfort. Homecoming Slated Oct. 29 This Year Plans for the Weber college homecoming, to be held Oct. 29, are now under way according to Jack Critchlow, student body president. Feature of the event will be a football game between Weber colleg and Fullerton, Calif., junior college. Other Events Other events of the day, now under preparation, include an assembly with both students and alumni participating, a snake dance through downtown Ogden, and parade, and a Homecoming dance following the football game. Committees Committees now working on the event include Lew Cook, Rosie Peterson, student officers, and representatives from all collegeorganizations. Dramatists Believed First in U. S. To Resurrect English Street Play Something old. but as yet untried in American dramatic circles, will be initiated Friday when the Weber college theatre workshop will present its first performance of "Box and Cox," a street play designed after those presented in England during the sixteenth century, according to John G. Kelly, workshop NO SCHOOL TOMORROW Xo classes will be held tomorrow, Friday, in order that the Weber college staff may attend UEA meetings in Salt Lake City, President Henry A. Dixon has announced.Weber Host Oct, 28 J. C. Students Weber college will be host to junior college students from six states during the intermountain junior college convention to be held here Oct. 28-30, Jack Critchlow, student body president, announced this week. Goodwill Confab The confab, designed to promote goodwill among the colleges of the region through discussion of mutual problems, is expected to include delegates from Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Colorado, and Utah. Pheonix, Mesa, Carbon, Dixie, and B.A.C. junior colleges have so far accepted invitations, and others are expected to enroll for the convention soon. Discuss Problems Among the problems to be discussed, Critchlow said, are those pertaining to student government, assemblies, awards, athletics, and publications. This is the first time Weber college has been host to the convention. Student body officers, aided by Roily Robinson and Pat Casey, are handling all phases of arrangements for the event. Faculty Ladies Unit Ho!ds First Meet The first meeting of the Weber College Faculty Women was held Monday night at the Weber college LDS Institute. Donna Jones Parkinson, a former actress and guest speaker for the evening, read a play, "The Fatal Weakness," to the group. Afterwards refreshments were served by the hostesses. The Dorian singers, directed by Poland Parry, sang two songs. Officers are Mrs. Clarisse H. Hall, president; Mrs. Ruth Johnson, vice president; Mrs. Dahrl Allen, secretary, and Mrs. Florence Huish treasurer. Next meeting of the group will be in the Bertha Eccles Hall on November 1, advisor. This type of play, which took the play to the people rather than the people to the play, originated in London during the sixteenth century prior to the origination of the inside theatre. The plays were presented in crowded market places and at busy intersections, Mr. Kelly explained. He stated that "As far as we know street plays have never been presented in the United States before." Pavement Scenery Through the cooperation of the Ogden city police and Ogden city commissioners, the procedure will be to block off a city block in a residential district, set up the scenery on the pavement, and present the show. No stage platform will be used, and a special low scenery, built to facilitate transportation has been designed and constructed by Carl White of the speech department.The play, "Box and Cox," was first presented in the Royal Lyceum Theater in London, November 1, 1847. The play, according to Mr. Kelly, falls into the classification of what we now call melodrama, but differs in that it was not originally a serious "villian and hero" play but was intended as a comedy by John Madison Morton, author of the play. "The play is full of complications, mistaken identities, and a great deal of general hokum," Mr. Kelly stated. And in case you think you are being original when you pull the old adage "heads I win, tails you lose," Mr. Kelly stated that the phrase found its beginning t!ox and Cox years ago. over one hundred Cast Members The cast for "Box and Cox" Include Jay Jensen who will characterize James Cox, a journeyman hatter of the old school; Don Soel-berg, a journeyman printer; and Mary Ann Wyatt, an accomodating landlady. Clowns will entertain while scenery is being erected. Thayne Harris will be master of ceremonies. First presentation of the street play will be tomorrow, Oct. 8, at 9 a. m., weather permitting, .on 27th street, between Grant and Liberty Avenue. Additional performances during the , day include, 10:15, Adams Avenue, between 30th and 31st streets; 11:30, Washington Terrace in front of the school; 2:00, east side of Monroe park; 3:115. Malan Avenue, between 28th and 29th streets; 4:30, Eccles Avenue, between 25th and 26th streets. October 9, 9:00, Custer Avenue, between 23rd and 24th streets; 10.15. West side of Liberty park; 11:30, Jefferson Avenue, between 13th and 14th streets; 2:00, Bonneville park school yard; 3:15, Grant Ave., between 14th and 15 th streets; 4:30, city and county park. Theater Workshop The street play is an activity of the Theater Workshop, a new Weber college organization formed by students interested in the presentation of plays. It is a supplement of the Community theater. Persons desiring to join the group must first demonstrate dramatic ability by a special tryout. Other activities of the Theater Workshop include the "Cellar theater" located in the basement of Bertha Eccles hall where one and three act plays will be presented throughout the year. The first three act play scheduled is "Nothing But the Truth" which will go into rehearsal soon.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1948-10-07, Vol. 12, 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.|