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Birds of a Feather . . . We Hope Vol. 14, No. 5 OGDEN,UTAH Friday, November 24, 1950 Sec. 562, P. L. & R. r V r College Grads More Numerous Than Available Positions By Edward C. Larsen The butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker type of employment is more readily available than the doctor, lawyer, merchant and chief. The May issue of the College Best reports in an editorial written by Seymour E. Harris of Harvard that within the next twenty years there will be nearly 15,000,000 college graduates. Present job opportunities for college graduates in 1950 are 6,000,000. Dr. Harris predicts that there will be from two to three four-year college graduates for every position. The Elmer Roper study of 1949 revealed that a large majority of parents send their sons and daughters to college primarily for economic security. Dr. Harris says that the flood of college graduates has already resulted in a substantial decline in the pay of the white collar worker, and in a significant reduction in the advantages of the college graduate over the non-college graduate. Is it better to be a prosperous plumber than an unprosperous philosopher? October Jobs October job opportunities in the Ogden labor market area for the major occupational groups fall into the following categories: Professional, 1; clerical and sales, 20; services, 15; skills, 7; semi-skills, 8. With the exception of the job opportunities for the skilled occupations, most of the job opportunities were filled. , The dif f icult-to-f ill categories include the machinist, the watchmaker, the linoleum layer, the typewriter service repairman and the aircraft repairman. Is your present program preparing you for an employable occupation? Tools, Textbooks Weber college is known in educational circles as a community college and has what Harvard's President Conant and others describe as a terminal program, designed to meet the needs of students desiring to enter walks of life which require the use of tools and textbooks as the essential factors of successful employment. This type of school always remains sensitive to the needs of the community and its students. The most recent additions to Weber college's efforts in this regard is the development of the Guidance Center. The Guidance Center can, without cost to the students, assist in finding the answers to students' questions. STUDENT PRAYER Dear Lord, please don't think the youth of today is without gratitude. We recognize that on this Thanksgiving Season our thoughts should be turned to thy goodness and mercy in "preserving our forefathers, that they were able to establish the basis for our freedom. If though, we fail at times to voice our gratitude, perhaps it is because we too have frontiers to conquer. Many of us are called upon noic to go and fight for peace, but iu our lives we find no time when peace has been throughout th. world, and we wonder if we shaV ever know peace, or if we shall ever be granted the right of homes and families of our own .These are our frontiers. Lord, help us to conquer them. We give thanks unto Thee for Thy providence in making it possible for us to work on our new campus. We are justly proud of our school spirit here on our present campus; we pray that this spirit of friendliness will not be diminished on the new one. We ask for a continuance of Thy guidance, and an abundance of Thy influence to ever be with us. Amen. B. Y. U. Professor Speaks on American Lit- Obligations of the artist and salient characteristics of American literature were discussed for members of Humanities 3 last week by Prof. Briant S. Jacobs, member of the Brigham Young university English department. Prof. Jacobs said an author should not be restricted by subject matter, that if he sets out to tell a moral tale he becomes defective as an artist. He said the author must try to look at life whole and steadily. He must have insight and that insight will shine through his work to make it valid. All great artists have had this, he explained. But the artist should never deliberately set out to write a story with a definite moral because such a course circumscribes and enfeebles.Instructor of the class is Dr. Dean Farnsworth, member of Weber's English department. An Irishman stopped before a place in a cemetery containing a tombstone declaring: "Here lies a lawyer and an honest man." "Who'd ever think," he murmured, "There'd be room for two men in that one little grave." Oredigger. Christinas Oratorio Will Feature 150 Local Musicians Weber College's annual Christmas Gift to the community in the form of the widely known oratorio, "A Child Is Born", will be presented at Ogden High School December 10. Composed and directed by Roland Parry, head of vocal music at Weber College, this presentation is in its fourteenth year and has become a community tradition. 150 young musicians will participate in the oratorio. Singing lead roles will be Jack Larsen, Earl Johnston, and Dr. Jay Olsen who are the outstanding soloists of the current presentation. Mr. Parry composed the Isaiah role for Jack Larsen. The song of the Wisemen was composed to fit Earl Johnston's deep bass voice. Mr. Johnston is now the singing marter in Brigham City. Dr. Jennings Olsen of the Weber College faculty has made famous such numbers as Mr. Parry's arrangement of "Silent Night," "For Unto Us A Child Is Born", and "Then Let The Angels Sing". During the past thirteen years about 50,000 people have auditioned for this grand affair, which is quite a record for an original production of this kind, according to Mr. Parry. Tryouts are now taking place to determine which college students will fill the remaining leads in the oratorio. The public will be admitted by a "Free" ticket only. These are obtainable at the college treasurer's office, Glen Bros. Music, Walgreen Drug, Dunkley Music, J. C. Penny's or from participating musicians. Two performances will be presented Dec. 10, one at 6 p.m. and another at 8:30 p.m. Accompanyment will be furnished by six pianos, a string ensemble, and Weber College instructor, J. Clair Anderson at the organ. Draft Laws To Be Viewed in Assembly To review draft laws, will be the aim of an assembly for all men on the campus. Being sponsored by the A. M. S. this assembly will endeavor to get the point of view of the various armed services, to review the National and State laws on the draft, and to get the point of view of a veteran of World War II, as well as the point of view in the college. This meeting will be scheduled very soon, and will be announced through the classes. 'Liliom' Has Four-Night Performance Schedule Speech Contest to Decide Winners Of Srosh, Soph Work To stimulate competition between the freshman and sophomore classes, the James L. Barker Extemporaneous Speech contest will be conducted December 1st during an assembly in the Weber College Auditorium. An annual event, the contest was originated more than a score of years ago while Professor James L. Barker was head of the institution, then called Weber Academy. Each year the class numeral of the winning team is placed on the perpetual trophy. Freshman competition is under the direction of Mr. Wayne Carver; Mr. Thatcher Allred and Mr. Carl White will choose the Sophomore candidates. Following the event a luncheon will be held in honor of the speakers, and attended by the contest judges together with the English and speech staffs of the College. age ashions, Sports The A. M. S. will try to out do the A. W. S. on January the 5th when they will stage a sport and fashion review. The 1950 Rose Bowl films will be shown to those interested along with a viewing of the most valuable and rare guns and skis. The main event to the women will be the sport and fashion review in which ten of the most beautiful models of Ogden will present the styles of the season in sport and dress. There will be a reception by the President, Faculty and A. M. S. after which there will be refreshments.This is the first time in the history of Weber College that a complete review has been presented. Every man is urged to bring his parents, wife or contemporary sweetheart. Journalism Class to Attend B.Y.U. Meet Weber college has been asked to send samples of its journalistic work for the first quarter to the Brigham Young University Inter-mountain Journalism Conference, December 2. The Journalism department at Weber is readying the best samples of its work of the year. Approximately eight Weber college students will attend the meet. They will make the trip in private cars. Open house demonstrations of the "Y" press and the campus radio station, KBYU, will be visited by the delegates. Student Debaters Are Now in California Vira Beth Robson, Hazel Batch-ler, Gary Spencer and William Kun-zler are representing Weber college at the Pcrpperdine college debate tournament for the western states. The speech meet is located in Los Angeles so that the teams will be able to see some of the points of interest in SouthernCalifornia. Do Tell! The Medical department at Weber college states that with the probable change in weather that students should wear their overshoes and warm coats. Curtain Call Will Be 8:00 P. M. Final touches are being effected for the performance of Molnar's play, "Liliom," according to Thatcher Allred, Weber college dramadirector. be presented No-' vember 29, 30, The play will and December 1, and 2 at 8:00 p. m., in the Weber college auditorium."The cast, director and technical staff are all putting forth their best efforts to bring the acting, prologue point of finesse Gladys Sargent and scenery to a where polishing rehearsals may begin," Mr. Allred said. Cast in the play are: Doris Mar tin, Renee Glover, Gladys Sar-geant, Clyde Checketts, E d H e rscovitz, Claire Kapple, George Edging-ton, Amos Sar-g e a n t, Wayne Carver, W a 1 1 y Greenwell, Dean Thueson, Ronald Peterson, John Shorten. Juana McKay, Eldon McLatchie, Kellord Gifford, John Elzie, Farrell Collett, Robena Parker, Merle Graham, Renee Glover Cunnington, Don Corene Martin, Carolyn Revell. Y I Doris McBride, Back stage activities will be directed by Carl White; costumes will be supervised by Mrs. Joseph Evans aided by Thatcher Allred and Minnie Moore Rrnwn Mrs V , Elizabeth Ellis Clyde Checketts Bates is publicity director and Mrs. Lee K. Parkinson will supervise the makeup. College students may secure reserved seat tickets by presenting their activity cards at the business o f f i ce in the gymnasium building af-t e r Sat urday November 25th. All scats are reserved and tickets must be se-cured before hand. The activity card itself is not acceptable for admission. V S Ed llerscovitz Geodiscipulus Club Schedules Trip Geodiscipulus club is planning a Christmas trip to Mexico. They will leave December 28 and return January 3. The trip will go as far as En-senada (70 miles south of San Diego) and will feature visits to Death Valley, Palomar Observatory, Salton Sea, and the highlight of the trip, the Rose Parade in Pasadena on New Year's Day. Both members and non-members of the club are urged to take this opportunity to see Mexico and to absorb a little sunshine before Ogden is snowed under. If you are interested, drop into the Geology Office (WC 107) before December 13, and leave a ten-dollar deposit.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1950-11-24, Vol. 14, No. 5|
|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.|