Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1956-12-071
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S3 Malaprop Verbally Whips Languish Mrs. Malaprop begins another slaughter of the English langauge in a triade directed at Lydia Languish heroine of the "Rivals," as Sir Anthony Absolute stands in his usual hen-pecked attitude. WEBER SIGN POST VOL. XX, NO. 5 Phoenix's Yule lance The "Four Freshmen" will play at Phoenix's traditional dance the "SNOWBALL" this coming December 22, at the White City Ballroom. The nationally famous group, recently named winners in a popularity contest on the Ray Anthony show, will give three performances during the dance. BYU's the "Y's Men" will supply the dance with a background for romance.Bud Nickerson, club president, announced that a huge advertising campaign began today, spreading the coming of the best dress dance. The campaign is aimed at every high school, college, and general public group in Northern Utah. A record attendance is anticipated at the event. "SNOWBALL" queen candidates will be chosen today in a special meeting. The candidates are usually freshmen girls from Phoenix's sister club, La Dianedia. Pictures of the six chosen lovelies will appear on posters throughout the buildings next week sometime. The Snowball Queen and her attendants will be picked by a closed ballot of Phoenix members and will be announced at the dance. The prizes, .which go with the Queen title, have not as yet been chosen. Tickets will be on sale by any member of Phoenix before the dance and at the White City Ballroom the 22nd for $3.00 per couple. r Varied Yule Party Slated By VV.C. A bit of Christmas spirit, inspired by the Social Committee, rul take form in the annual Christmas Party December H at 7:30 in the Weber College lounge and ballroom. Committee Chairman Dave Jacobs said the night would begin wth the showing of films depict-InS Christmas in other lands. The serious aspects of Christmas, said Jacobs would be interspersed with a generous amount of comedies. Christinas caroling will follow tie movies to offer Weberites an opportunity to display their vocal wlent. After the spirit has been set by music, dancing and refresh- .a - i Ki - "v OGDEN, UTAH Vocal Dates Booked Early The source of the tantalizing tunes and fragrant melodies re sounding through the halls lately can be traced to three main groups: The Voce Coeds, The Mussettes, and The Gleemen. The Voce Coeds are directed by Glen L. Hansen with Connie Garr as president and Sheryl Holbrook as manager. The big news with the coeds this year is the appearance of the group in their new scintillating dresses. With voices that surpass their elegant dress the Voce Coeds will perform before the Kiwanis, the Southern Pacific vocal group, and the women of the faculty during the month of December. The Mussettes are directed by J. Clair Anderson and consists of a group of about 12 outstanding vocalists on the Weber college campus. These girls appear very attractive in their new light blue blouses, with blue and black flannel sheath skirts. Their schedule for the rest of this quarter consists of singing at the Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, Exchange groups, churches, and others not listed as yet. The Weber College Gleemen are also directed by Glen L. Hansen and is the only college sponsored male vocal group. Fellowship as well as harmony is enjoyed by the 20 men participating. The college plans to feature this group in a "Pops Concert" which will be held on January 17th. ments will round out the evening. Everyone is invited to participate in the school-wide affair. "No dates" will be the rule of the casual dress fete. COLLEGE DECEMBER 7, 1956 Xmas Hope Renewed By Peace Pledge In these times of troubles and crises when all seems nigh lost, Christmas comes to renew a pledge. A pledge that beneath the American merchandiser's gaudy show, more people are going to church. That Communism's candy-coated hate pills are not doping the minds or soiling the ideals of the world's people. That there is hope for international cooperation. That if we fulfill our side of the bargain, peace will be in our hearts. Love, mercy, compassion, all these virtues in their practice, plus many others, bring the happiness of a true Christmas.Merry Christmas! from the Sign Post staff members. Festival Staged for Intellectuals Sunday, December 9, at 8:45 p. m. at the Ogden High School auditorium, the Weber College Music Department will present the "Christmas Festival of Music." The "Festival" will feature four musical numbers by the Weber College Community Orchestra, five selections by the Weber College Modern Choir and two selections by the Ogden-Weber College Symphonic Choir. Musical numbers will be sung by the Gleeman, Voce Coeds and Musettes.The finale will include the "Pilgrim's Chorus" from "Tannhaus-er," by Wagner and "O Holy Night" by Adam sung by the combined choirs, and singing groups, accompanied by the orchestra and organ with 182 people participating.Max F. Dalby will conduct the By Tom Quinn "The Rivals," Arena Theater production finishing up its run tonight and tomorrow, is, for the most part, a dizzily paced costume farce revolving around the difficulties of a marriageable young girl beset with four suitors, a meddling aunt, a whimsical maid, and a tyranical family friend. Mistaken identities, intercepted j ' letters, mismterpretion of motives, misunderstandings, and all the oth- er laugh provoking ingredients j found in the constantly boiling plot pot of farces are dished out in liberal measures by a fine cast watched over by master chef H.E.D. Redford. The major twists of the plot mentioned above plus many other compounding curves and detours are mapped in the first act, which of necessity moves slowly; but once the audience is clear as to the path to be taken "The Rivals" takes off and rolls at breakneck speed through the streets of Bath, favorite spa of late 18th century Englishmen and women. A particularly fine performance is given by Kent Lundquist who takes the part of the bumbling, fearsome rustic, Bob Acres. Lund-quist's Acres captures the spirit of the lovable and kindly, but dull-witted slob, whose very small brain is activated only by a terrific effort of his whole body and a great furrowing of the brow. Sandra Thomas as Mrs Malaprop meddles inspiringly in. her niece's affairs and murders the King's English with a polished gusto; and Brent Harris plays the gouty, tyranical, old reprobate, Sir Anthony Absolute, to the hilt Only space limitations prevent comment on the excellent acting level upheld by the entire cast. India Blames U.S. Polices Youth for the U. N. has started a very successful year. UNICEF Christmas cards project is near completion. Members heard Dr. Raja speak on India and are scheduled to hear a speaker from the Philippines. He answered questions on the Indian educational system, Indian health problems, and the marriage customs in India. There is no dating says Dr. Raja, just courtship with the eyes. Dr. Raja said in regard to U. S. aid that "You don't give someone something with one hand -and then ask them for something in return." He said India had to stay friends with Russia and China because of their geographical conditions. Anyone interested in buying the unusual Christmas cards should contact Darlene Burrows, Brent Harris, Suzanne Parker or Bob Gron-del.Dr. Camanjanim from the Philippines will be the next speaker at the meeting held Tuesday, December 11, at 7 :30 p. m. at 1750 Lake Street. Any one interested in international affairs' is invited. Debators Win Top Honors At Western Speech Meet Weber College's Debate teams took a place in the top seven schools at the recent Western States Speech Tournament. Competing against schools like Yale, University of Southern California and other top-flight colleges Weber's team made a fine showing in the Junior Division. In the men's division, John Lange and Guy Larkins tied for 5th place with 3 other teams. Karen Mik-kelsen and Kay Farrell repeated the fete with a three-way tie for 5th place in the women's division. orchestra, Glenn L. Hanson will conduct the choirs with Thatcher Allred as narrator and J. Clair Anderson, organist. The public is invited. No admission will be charged for students, faculty or the general public. "Malefic" Sets Bizarre Theme At Inn Tonight Excelsior's "Malefic" comes off tonight at the Old Mill Inn with a large chalk mark in favor of the unusual dance theme and dress. Featuring Ned Mortensen's Quartet for the danceable melodies, garb will be strictly in the "sporty" vein. Ivy League trousers and sweaters are the male toggery accompanied by a likewise informal attire for the ladies. Toll to the unique dance will be $1.00 per couple. Club president Ralph Mclntire emphasized that dress other than the above specified would not be out of place. Door prizes will add a note of adventure to the dance. Refreshments will be sold during the dance to be enjoyed in the quiet surroundings of what promises to be one of Weber's best dances. Entertainment is slated for intermission but has not yet been released for publication. "Square" Plan Refuted By Clubs By Marv Protzman Dr. Stratford seemed determined to convince club leaders that a good party consisted of two squares (a big one and a little one) at the last meeting of the Interclub Council.After fluttering in the flora for a while by asking "What constituted a good party" he finally unveiled his "BBIG" thought (the one everyone present knew he was aiming at) the time trodden problem of drinking at college functions and parties. The two squares were meant to illustrate the main body of the college and one of the social clubs on campus. Dr. Stratford was trying, without apparent success, to convince the Interclub Council that this club was not adhering to the time honored customs and ethics of the campus. Another bombshell was thrown into the already heated discussion by Signpost Editor Bob Gron-del. He proposed a two point plan for consolidating club news in the Signpost to conserve space. This plan included a column including all clubs which did not have a special activity, and giving the space saved to promote the clubs that were to have big functions. This way all clubs would get equal and fair representation. There must have been several critics to this plan, as Bob left in a storm of verbal protests! Darrel Thompson, Wayne Cook, Steve Meacham, Garth Jardine, Marie Brown and Thelma McCuris furthered Weber's advance in their respective divisions. Members of the squad participated in oratory, extempore and interpretive speech besides battling their way to a top spot in the debate section. Final results have not as yet been received from the tournament heads but Dr. Leland H. Monson anticipates a praiseworthy report on Weber's showing. On the lighter side of the picture, they enjoyed a side trip to San Francisco and Cinerama. On the way down they made a short stay at "Lost Wages," Nevada. The entire trip was guaranteed safe by the accompanying advisors; Dr. Monson and Mr. Carl E. Green.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1956-12-07, Vol. 20, 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.|