Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1949-05-271
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Sec. 562 P. L. & R. DEAR GRADUATE: Your Noteworthy Class of 337 Is the Second Largest Group In the . . . history of Weber college. It will go down in history as the class that had the "forward look" and the "upward reach" because it helped to win the battle for a four-year college in the legislature and served notice on the public that this battle will continue until we have won equal rights for the youth of Ogden. You are the clear-eyed, loyal youth whom I counted on keeping at Weber two years longer. You are the worthy people whom I selected as the first four-year graduates in Weber's history. It is definitely not your fault that my dreams cannot come true this year. The groundwork which you have helped to lay remains intact and the structure will be built upon that groundwork. Our friendship this year has doubled our joys and cut our sorrows in half. May this friendship continue to make us happier throughout our lives. May the soul of Weber live on with you long after the facts learned here have been-forgotten. You have completed two years of your college education. Some of you will continue; others will stop here and begin in earnest the business of making a living. But in either case you are living in times of national and international unrest and strife. What is needed now and what has always been needed to make this world pleasanter is the spirit of fellowship with the peoples everywhere. To develop in you a concern for your fellows had been one of our primary aims at Weber college. We have always tried to stress the human elements in our teaching' because we firmly believe it will pay off in a better world. I want you, each of you, to know that I am and shall always be greatly concerned for your future welfare. If any time I can be of service to you I want you to know that I am here and anxious to lend a helping hand. And I know I also am speaking for all your instructors. As I look back over the two years since you entered Weber, I am impressed with your willingness to cooperate in everything we have asked. I only hope we have cooperated with your wishes as well. Your student-body officers have handled maturely and efficiently the time-consuming tasks that have confronted them. In all extra-curricular activities you have performed admirably. To Weber, because of you, have come numerous honors in debate, publications, athletics, dramatics, and other fields. To you has come development from this. To your college, prestige. And so, on the eve of your graduation I am not going to say goodbye. I am going to say "I'll be seeing you." PRESIDENT HENRY ALDOUS DIXON. r Vol. 12, No. 18, Friday, May 27, 1949 Shakespeare Comes to Ogden Stage By H. R. Thyne The "Vagabond Players" are about to hit the road again. These traveling thespians, who won fame in the portable production of the farce, "Box and Cox," last fall, will bring Shakespeare to the doorsteps of Ogden when they present his popular comedy, "The Taming of the Shrew," all day Saturday and Monday. . Still Active The "Vagabond Players" are members of the Theatre Workshop of Weber college who have been very active this year in introducing new types of drama in the community, including the arena style plays in the "Cellar Theatre" of the Bertha Eccles Hall. "The Taming of the Shrew," the last workshop production of the year, will be directed by John Kelly and the scenery will be designed by Carl White. The "roaming bards" include Phyllis Parker, Jay Jensen, Don Soelberg, Thayne Harris, Wilford Schmidt, Pat Jensen, Neil Hess, and Donna Olley. Schedule Schedules of performances for the two days are as follows: Saturday: 9 a. m., 27th between Grant and Lincoln; 11 a. m., Adams between 30th and 31st; 1 p. m., Polk between 25th and 26th; 3 p. m., Brinker between 26th and 27th; 5 p. m., before the city and county building. Monday: 9 a. m., Van Buren between 23rd and 24th; 11 a. m., Jefferson between 22nd and 23rd; 1 p. m., 428 Cross Street; 3 p. m., Grant between 15th and 17th; 5 p. m., before the city and county building. Request Assembly To Be Held June 2 The final assembly will be held Thursday, June 2, at 10:00 a. m. It will be held as an informal program for President Dixon. Chairman for the program will be Wayne Carver. This two-hour assembly will consist of an all-student request program, consisting mostly of musical arrangements, or as the case may be, anything that the students may wish to perform. Lots of surprises are in store for everyone attending. ran CARDS READY BY JUNE 15 Spring quarter report cards can be attained anytime after June 15. Report cards will be mailed soon after that date to the students or they can attain them from the office if they desire. Noted U. Savant Will Address Sunday Service First of several events honoring Weber college graduates next week will be the Baccalaureate service scheduled for Sunday evening at 8 p. m., in the Ogden high school auditorium. President Dixon has announced that the baccalaureate sermon will be given by Dr. John T. Wahlquist, dean of the University of Utah School of Education. Speaker Named Dr. Wahlquist is one of the nation's leading educators, having served on three national commissions on education. He is also a contributor to numerous professional publications and has authored such books as The Philosophy of American Education, Introduction to American Education, and The Activity School, as well as other widely used textbooks. Dr. Wahlquist, a native Utahn, received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Utah and was awarded his doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Cincinnati. Besides his duties at the university, he has taught as visiting professor at such leading American universities as USC, UCLA, George Washington university, San Francisco State col- (Continued on Page 3, Col. 5) Li Li ZrA Li ? ill , - 1 f , J J. J - , 4 if u ? ' , ' 1 I" -1 A i ; ! r A " Dr. spe 1 Grads, Take Note Final graduation practice will be held this afternoon at 2 p. m., in the Ogden high school auditorium. All graduates must be there, promptly so the rehearsal can begin at the timedesignated. Speaker for the baccalaureate rites May 29 will be Dr. John T. Wahlquist. Harl K. Douglass will be the aker at commencement ser vices June 2. Senior Institutions Give Four Scholarships To Weber Graduates Scholarships totaling $328 were presented at the award assembly today by Utah senior institutions; University of . Utah, Brigham Young University and the Utah State Agricultural College. Kaye Kilburn, a prominentstu--dent in the speech department, received the scholarship awarded by the University of Utah. The award consists of $131 toward tuition. Alternate for this award was Douglas O. Johnson. The Brigham Young university scholarship was presented to Thayne Harris, who did outstanding work in dramatics this year at Weber. Phyllis Parker was elected as alternate. This award goes toward $75 in tuition. More Scholarships The Utah State Agricultural college awarded two scholarships worth $61 each to Gloria Koster and Carol Schofield. Alternates were Betty Jean Blakley, Theodore C. Lundstrom, Darlene Tingey and Wilford Schmidt. Persons receiving scholarships applied for them earlier in the season, along with many other students," Charles Osmond, chairman of the committee on awards stated. Dr. William Stratford made the presentations of the scholarships and awards. The annual Chi Omega award, (Continued on Page 4, Col. 2) 'Music on Wheels' Jaunt Starts June 5 "Music on Wheels," the thirds- annual Weber college Dorian singers' concert tour will be held June 5 to 10 inclusive, Roland Perry, director of the group stated this week. Concerts will begin June 5 at Spanish Fork and the following performances will be held at Cedar City, Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon. Several formal concerts have been planned in addition to the spontaneous performances that will be presented in the various parks. Twenty-four students will perform including the Dorians, Dori-anottos and six members of the Modern Dance Group of the college, under the direction of Mar-jorie Merrill. Soelberg, M. C. Master of ceremonies will be Don Soelberg, recently elected president for the coming year. Peggy Wood, new vice president will also go the trip. Traveling first class, these modern vagabonds will earn as they go by paying expenses with the proceeds of their formal concerts. The college provides for part of the traveling expenses. "As in past years we will undoubtedly sing to thousands of people," Mr. Parry stated. Clasical, humorous, sacred and novelty features will be presented by the singers. Requests Return "This is the third straight year we have made this wonderful trip," Mr. Parry stated, "and we are hap py that our audiences want return engagements. This is a professional tour and acquaints many people with Weber college." Letters were received last year from as far as Pittsburgh, Maine, and South Carolina requesting appearances by the Dorians and Dori-anettes.Singers have been meeting regularly every day for practices at 7 a. m., in preparation of their five-day trip. The Dorians and Dorianettes have been active in all musical concerts at the college this year and have sang in many assemblies. Programs have been performed in various social and business organizations throughout Ogden. Seniors Prepare To Don Caps For Ceremonies Veber college will grant 337 diplomas at the sixty-first commencement services Thursday evening at eight p. m., in the Ogden high school auditorium. The speaker chosen for the event is Dr. Harl Roy Douglass, director of the college of education at the University of Colorado. Dr. Douglass has had wide experience in the educational field. He received his bachelor and master degrees from the University of Missouri and his doctor of philosophy degree from Stanford. He has served in his present capacity at Colorado since 1940. Author During his career Dr. Douglass has taught at the University of Oregon, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Minnesota. An outstanding speaker, he has addressed civic clubs, college commencement exercises and Knife and Fork clubs throughout the nation. He is listed in the internation al lyceum bureau's "Bluebook of Platform Personalities". Dr. Douglass is also the author of many outstanding and widely used textbooks and has served as contributing editor of the "Journal of Experimental Education" since 1932 and as current associate editor of the "Journal of Educational Research". Diplomas Received Besides the address by Dr. Douglass, the program will include the introduction of the graduating class by President Dixon, presentation of diplomas by Supt. E. Allen Bateman, and introduction of graduates into Associated Alumni of Weber college by D. Ray Wilkinson, president. Music will be furnished by J. Clair Anderson at the organ, the (Continued on Page 4, Col. 5) Alumni Set Annual Breakfast June 2 The Weber Alumni Association Announces its annual alumni breakfast will be held June 2 at 7:30 a. m., in Ma's and Pa's Place, Roy. Utah. All former alumni and graduates of 1949 are invited. Admission to the banquet will be $1.50 per person.Ray D. Wilkinson, president of the association will be program director. Six new candidates will be chosen as directors for two year terms.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1949-05-27, Vol. 12, No. 18|
|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.|