Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1950-01-271
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THESPIANS POLISH WINTER DRAMA WEBER COLLEGE, OGDEN, UTAH Vol. 13, No. 8 Friday, January 27, 1950 Hits Boards Sec. 562, P. L. & R. Weber's Evening School Enrollment Largest in Intermountain Area Exceeding all night schools west of the Mississippi except Oregon and Califirnia, Weber college evening enrollment is the largest in Weber's history and in the intermountain area, it was announced this week by Lorenzo E. Peterson, director. Mr. Peterson said "The number of students enrolled will go well over 1300" which is more than registered for day classes. Mrs. Clar-isse Hall announced that day class registration would exceed 1200. Interest this quarter is in industrial arts, gun repair, furniture refinishing, and upholstering. Many adults for the first time are finding time to develop an interesting hobby and at the same time enjoying leisure time activity. Registration ended last Friday Mr. Peterson said that no additional students will be signed up because of the size of the classes and it would be difficult to make up the work already covered. The spring schedule is in the making, new courses will be added to meet interest and demand. "Hold Formasa!" It is the opinion of Dr. William D. Stratford's 8 a.m. Social Science 2 class that the island of Formosa should be held. "Balloting for a decission on the matter, my students voted that the island is important enough to our national defense to be held," states Dr. Stratford. "They are tired of defeat on the installment plan. "The American defense perimeter extends from the Aleutians Islands to Japan and from Okinawa to the Philippines. The Philippines are only a short distance from For- 'Where Are A new lecture for the 1949-50 season will be presented by William L. Shirer, world famous author, superb speaker and noted radio commentator, tonight at 8:15 p. m. in the college auditorium. William L. Shirer, is regarded as one of these geniuses of journalism a close observer and a good reporter who has the facility of being on the spot when anything important happens, and one who can impart to his audience the feeling that they too are participants. He was born in Chicago in 1903 and attended Coe college at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Immediately upon graduation he worked his way abroad on a cattle boat for the summer and stayed for the next fifteen years. For seven of them, from 1925 to 1932, he was European correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, covering assignments in practically all of western Europe, and in the Near East and India as well. Then, following a year of loafing on the Catalan coast, he became chief of the Berlin bureau of the Universal News Service in 1934. At the same time he began to broadcast for CBS. and to keep the daily journal that became the basis for the Berlin Diaries, published in 1941 and 1947. He returned to this country in 1941. Mr. Shirer went back to Europe on assignments in 1934-44 and 1945. which took him to London. Paris. Berlin, Aachen, Frankfort, and Nurenberg. He has reported on the War Crimes trials and on postwar developments in France and Who's Dream Girl? Tonight Will Tell Debaters to Enter ta February Speech Meets Preparations are being made by the speech department for entering two speech meets to be held in February. The first meet, Utah State Midwinter Speech meet, will be held Feb. 3 and 4 at the Utah State Agricultural college and Weber college will send representatives to this contest. Debate is being directed by Iceland H. Monson and Carl Green, while other activities are being directed by John C. Kelly and Carl White. This group includes public speaking, poetry, radio, manuscript reading, after-dinner speaking and extempore speaking. On February 17. and 18 the second meet will be held, State Junior College Speech meet, at B. A. C. in Cedar City. Weber college will also be represented here. Anyone interested in entering either of these meets is asked to contact either Mr. Monson, Mr. Green, Mr. Kelly, or Mr. White. mosa and Formosa, in return, is well within air reach of many important industries on the China coast. Whoever controls the island could constitute a definite threat to Chinese Red facilities in coastal China." "The class also feels that India and other vital parts of Asia will eventually fall if this Communist infiltration is not checked," concluded Dr. Stratford. We Going?' Britain, and covered the San Francisco Conference and meetings of the United Nations. He was in Berlin again in September and October of 1948 at the height of the East-West crisis. For his work as 3. commentator Mr. Shirer was given one of radio's highest honors, the GEORGE FOSTER PEABODY AWARD for "the outstanding interpretation of the news in 1946." In 1948 he was given the famous WENDELL WIL-KIE ONE WORLD AWARD for his outstanding achievements in journalism. WILLIAM A. SHIRER Jf 4 ' - ' -if -1 r, . ) It. , - f . Gathering information for the next issue of Student Bulletin are Golden Allred, editor; Frank Lund, iand Paul Stanga. New Editors Appointed, Allred Pilots Bulletin First issue of the student Bulletin for the winter quarter, Vol. one No. 10, will be distributed next Wednesday it was announced by L. C. Evans, advisor, this week. The Student Bulletin is a supplement of the Signpost and will contain immediate student activities. Gordon Allred, former Scribulus staff member has been appointed editor, Frank Lund, and Paul Stanga are associate editors. Each week 500 copies of the student bulletin will be printed. A copy will be posted on each bulletin board throughout the school, the remainder will be distributed to the students in the Moench building, gym lobby and the Central building. On the week the Signpost is issued the student bulletin will be issued Tuesday, the following week, it will be distributed on Wednesday.Publication of the Student Bulletin is one of the varied activities of the Journalism class under the instruction of Mr. Evans. Other activities include publication of the Signpost and a Red Cross bulletin in addition to regular journalism instruction. Study Made of Flight Program Reactiviation of Weber's department of aeronautics has been proposed by the Civil Air Patrol whose officials have contacted W. C. president's office. Paul Huish. coordinator of aeronautics for Weber college announced the proposed activiation of flight ground school classes in cooperation with the C. A. P. program now in effect in many of the high schools, with classes in flight training, air navigation, and meteorology for pilots. Thus far, there has been "nothing definite" completed, but C. A. P. officials in Ogden and Salt Lake will be contacted this week. Credit for the proposed courses has not been defined, and must await coordination with Utah's four year schools. Draff Registration Selective service registration was the subject of a recent letter to Dr. H. A. Dixon from Lt. Col. Oscar W. Gray, asistant state director of Selective Service. Colonel Gray requested that the selective service law be again brought to the attention of Weber students. In order that there would be no misunderstanding, an interpretation of the Selective Service Act by Utah's Actg. State Director Gen. J Walace West, was enclosed. The law requires registration of all young men within five days after their 18th birthday. Registration may be accomplished at the local board or designated registration place for the community in which one finds homself at the time of his 18th birthday. There is no liability for service under the Act until the age of 19, but the obligation to register is specific, and severe penalty is provided for failure to comply. It is also required that the local board be informed of all changes of address or status under the Act. This also applies after the registrant becomes 26. College students are NOT exempted, nor are legal obligations to register affected because there have been no inductions within the past few months. 'Student Prince" Set For Run in March Work on the operetta, "Student Prince," to be presented March23-24-25-29, is now going into full swing at Weber college. Romberg's "Students Prince" combines good music, plot, and comedy. Selections from the operetta include "Deep In My Heart," and Ptomberg's "Serenade." Director Parry is being assisted by Carl Green, dramatics; Carl White, staging; Dclmar Dickson, orchestra; Malno R.eichert, costumes, and Marva Gregory,dancing. Feb. 6-11 "A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country and among his own kin and in his own house." Around this quotation revolves Weber Community Theater "Family Portrait," a three-act drama of the family life of Christ which is being prepared by the Weber Community Theater for presentation during the week Feb. 6-11 in the college auditorium at 8:15 p. m. A drama which alternately reaches, great heights of drama and moments of humor, "Family Portrait" is not meant to be authentic, but rather is an imaginary portrait of the family life of Christ. Costuming and staging is carried on in a manner depicting any time of history, not biblical times alone. The costumes are designed and made under the direction of Malno Reichert and Martha Collins and the stage settings are by Carl White. John Kelly is director of the production. Featuring a cast of 28 speaking parts, 12 of which are taken by college students and three by faculty members, the play was written by William Joyce Cowen and Lenore Coffee. It is the second offering of three planned for this season by the theater. Admission will be free to college students upon presentation of their activity cards at the Treasurer's office after Feb. 1. Only those having reserved seats, which may be obtained this way, will be admitted. Sidney Whipple, in the World-Telegram said of the play, "Sets an exalted mark in drama. One of the most moving expressions of truth and beauty I have ever seen in the theater ." Performances to be given on 6-7-8 have been reserved but tickets are available for the 9-10-11. Curtain time each evening is 8:15 p. m. Cast assignments were announced by Mr. Kelly as follows: Carolyn Glassman, Mary; Russell Carruth, Joseph; Alfred Shaw, Daniel; Joan Johnson, Naomi; Helen Mally, Mary Cleophas; Bette Lyman, Reba; Eldon McLatchie, Simon; Lyle Wynn, James. Other members of the cast include Carol Jean Jensen, Clarence Socwell, Perc Whetton, Neil Hess, Renee Glover, Marilyn Howard, Robert Van Dyke, Bruce Thompson, Carl White, Bob Raleigh, Dick Critch-low, Mary Zeimer, Chloe Triscik, Dick Smith, Jarvis Anderson, John Kelly, Joyce Francisco, and Bill Critchlow. See the World The Youth Argosy Commission, an educational nonprofit organization, announces round trip plane service to Europe during the summer of 1950. A trip to Europe by air costs only $375 for a round trip. Many young people have taken this trip and met kings, seen pyramids, rode camels, and climebd mountains. Anyone interested in a trip such as this is invited to send in application forms with his name, address, college, and a letter of reference from a member of the faculty to Youth Argosy.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1950-01-27, Vol. 13, No. 8|
|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.|