Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1958-04-111
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WEBER COLLEGE SIGNPOST- Inspiration for the The Weather Fair and Warmer But Watch Out for Colds. It's a Bad Kleenex That Blows No Good. Of All Sad Words of Tongue or Pen, the Saddest Are These, "It's Time to Get Up." Ten people survived the primary vote for student body officials which was conducted Wednesday. The finalists include: President, Dean Black and Jim Hurst; vice-president, Connie Harris and Martha Hollist; secretary, Carolyn Nelson and Deanna Nelson; treasurer, Brent Moon and Jim Watts; business manager, Brent Harris and AlanChi-isten-sen. These individuals, with the help of their managers, will now carry-on vigorous campaigns throughout the college until the final vote declares winners to fill the five va- Jew Group Ready Old Fairy Tale Weber College is right in step with a movement that is gaining such popularity in the U. S. the Children's Theatre. Such productions adapt children's stories to the stage, with the resulting presentations being just as polished as major productions. The newly organized Weber group, under the direction of T. Leonard Rowley, got under way last summer with "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," which played to an audience of over 2,000. The play under rehearsal at the present time is "Cinderella." Performances will begin on April 7 and run for a month. All twenty-one schools in the Ogden area will have the opportunity of seeing "Cinderella," and a special performance will be given for Weber College students on the night of April 17. Some Innovations The Children's Theater group is justly enthusiastic about the impending production; it will offer several innovations in the way of drama, at W. C The play features its own original sound track, and its own costume department, under the supervision of wardrobe mistress, Gail Elwell. The set, designed and built by Vernon Poe with art work done by Mary Ann Edwards, is especially noteworthy. Nothing is more than seven feet tall, yet everything is in completethree-dimensional perspective. Talented Cast Lead roles feature Joan See and Gaye Deamer as Cindei'ella; Dick Baker and Paul Thompson as the Prince; Betty James as the stepmother; Joan Taysom and Shirley Jennings as the two "ugly" sisters, and Trudy Iverson and Carolyn Young as the Fairy Godmother and the Queen. Also included in the cast are Jim White, Raymond Huffman, Bob Miya, and Dee Hill. Director Rowley states that "Cinderella" is a delightful play from which college students will get just as big a "wallop" as the grade school kids. APRIL 11, 1958 cancies in student government. The final election will be conducted April 18. Many Hopefuls The "political" season officially began on April 2 with the nomi nating convention. Little enthusi asm was generated in the convention, probably because of the fact that the convention does not close the possibility of more nominees entering the race. Prior to the primaries some 25 persons had entered their names to the list of partisan hopefuls. Geri Utsman The newest and most exciting dramatic event -on campus since HED Redford's denial of Shakespeare's existence has been the organization of Tau Alpha Gamma, a professional fraternity of drama and speech students who have acted in at least two major or three minor role.s during the school year. TAG's president is Paul Farr; vice-president, Richard Nealson, and Francia Oborn is secretary.The primary aim of TAG is to present on a professional level in teresting plays for the student body of W. C. Their first production will be a series of one-act plays directed and cast by students only. The instructors will be hanging around only to supervise and censure. Three Plays Offered The - unrefined Russian comedy "The Boor" by Antone Chekhov is being directed by Francia Oborn and stars Bob Van Dyke, Paul Farr and Joan Taysom. Richard Nealson is directing "The 12 Pound Look by Sir James Barrie and his cast includes Joan See, Lyle Davis and Gaye Deamer. The third play of the series is being directed by Val Limburg and it includes Kent Lundquist and Larry Chandler in the thesbian' characterizations. It is a symbolic adventure called "The Beggar and The King." Three productions will be presented in the W. C. Arena Theater at 8:00 on April 11 and 12. Admission is only a quarter, so every college man can afford to bring a girl friend. The productions are top-notch; you can't afford to miss it! NOTICE Girls interested in becoming members of WC's high-stepping Colleens may try out on April 15 at 5 p. m. in the Bandroom of Building 3. To be eligible for membership, girls must definitely plan to attend Weber next year, must be willing to devote ample time to the program, and must be freshmen. According to Carol Westmoreland, Colleen faculty advisor, girls must wear shorts to the tryout. Judges for the event include Mr. Redford, Mr. Marsden, and Dean Gregory. OGDEN, UTAH P "1 Hrsii m -'s "J f - On their way Pictured here are six ol the contestants National Junior College Debate Tournament to be held students are (1. to r.) Kathleen Shurtleff, Jim Hardy, Monson, Brent Harris and Thelma Mercuris. The morning of April 15 will see the Weber College forensic squad on their way to the Phi Rho Pi National Tournament to be held on April 17, 18, and 1!) in Hutchinson, Kansas. The championship group, which 10 Lends Placement He! Barbara Things are looking up in the employment field as far as Weber College students are concerned. On Monday, April 14, a representative from CUTCO Cuttlery Division of ALCOA will be at the placement bureau to interview fellows for full time or part-time work this summer. . The placement bureau and its head, Milton Mecham is going full time to take care of anyone needing part or full time employment. All you are required to do is drop in at the office where application blanks are available and fill out the necessary information as well as your schedule for the quarter. If you are going away this summer, leave an address where you can be contacted. It is necessary that you do this each quarter as the hours you will be available differ. Honest Day for Honest Pay For the early bird, new job openings are placed every morning on the bulletin board just outside the bureau. All you need do is check into the one of your choice. Mr. Mecham did emphasize that anyone accepting employment through the college is representing it and should consider this obligation when accepting a position. "For an honest day's pay, VOL. XXI NO. 28 Karen Mikkelsen has won first place in debating at meets held at University of Arizona, University of Utah, and Utah State University, as well as sweepstakes award at Carbon College, will have representatives in ali of the speaking, events of the national meet. The events include Henry an honest day's work will be expected."The placement bureau is open from 8:.'!0 until 5 excluding the noon hour. To Perform Reed Nibley will be the major performer at a concert on April 14. Weber College students are invited to the hour and a half program being held at 8:15 p. m. in the Ogden High Auditorium. Appearing with Nibley will be three other accomplished performers. They are Jean Preston, a soprano of distinction with the Utah Symphony Orchestra; Don E. Watts, a BYU baritone, and Percy Kalt, violinist. This program replaces the one scheduled which was to feature Meredith Wilson and his wife. The concert is being sponsored by the Ogden Community Concert Assn. in connection with their campaign week to promote good music. Nibley appeared at Weber College two years ago. He is a music instructor at the University of Utah and in his concert work is classed as a semi-professional. Students will be admitted on their activity cards. riibley Set who will participate in the in Hutchinson, Kansas. The Sherri Christopherson, Mike debating, Extempore speaking, oratory, impromptu speaking, and interpretive reading. All indications are that this year's tournament will be one of the largest ever held by Phi Rho Pi, and the capable Weber "word warriors" are aiming to win top honors for their school. In the 1057 Phi Rho Pi meet, Weber students "did their school proud" by bringing home five trophies. Karen Mikkelsen and Barbara Bramwell won first and third places respectively in women's extempore speaking. Dean Ellis placed second in Men's extempore, Steve Mecham and Wayne Cook argued their way to third place in men's debate, and Barbara Bramwell and Thelma Mercuris showed their prowess by placing second in women's debate. Weber is also well represented in the administrative section of Phi Rho Pi. Dr. Leland II. Monson is serving his third term as national president of the organiza-iton, and Thelma Mercuris is the 1057-58 student president. Mr. E. Carl Green is in charge of the extempore speaking events. Students who have won the hard fought competition to represent Weber at. Hutchinson Junior College this year are: Brent Harris, Jim Hardy, Mike Monson, Gary London, Paul Farr, Thelma Mercuris, Barbara Bramwell, Rosalee Scoffield, Carolyn Heincr, Annette Toran, Kathleen Shurtleff. When asked for a prediction about the group's probable winnings, Dr. Monson was reluctant to make a comment, but with a twinkle in his eye he conceded, "We have never had a better group in the history of the school."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1958-04-11, Vol. 21, No. 28|
|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.|