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WEBER SIGN POST COLLEGE VOL. XX, NO. 2 OCTOBER 19, 1956 J J ' ? VM .v" t ; r : f I ! f,iM rr,; " c? -v - oo , ' ''" ' ' i urasna dieps-yp Brent Harris registers disgust as Sandy Weaver, Deanna Parker and Shirley Jennings enjoy a book banned in Boston. 1 'Martian 5 Scientist Talks Space Travel Lecture , ....rs, , s ! iitiiti Dr. I. M. Levitt Next Sueaker nam Debaters Plan Two-Day Joust Hamlet's "to be or not to be" is not the quektion bothering the Weber College debating class. It is the Question that has irked Utah's own Governor Lee: "Resolved that the United States should discontinue direct economic aid to Foreign countries." A great deal of research has been done and a great deal more is yet to be done before the debaters leave for Brigham Young University on October 20 and 27. At the B.Y.U. tournament, debaters will wield vocal broadswords against teams from the A. C, the University of Utah, the B.Y.U. and several two year colleges throughout the state. Ihe entire argumentation class will attend. This is the first tournament with another school this year sid, for many debaters, their initial appearance in this field. Dr. Leland Monson, who has bought honor to Weber College by being elected National President of 1 hi Rho Pi at the last National mA' V' accompany the group. This vpnrV nffioovo f tv,o We ber chapter of Phi Rho Pi are: John Lange, president; Dan-el thompson, vice president; and Toni ife, secretary. Dr. I. M. Levitt, outstanding scientist of our time, will lecture on "Life on Mars," and space travel, Tuesday, October 23, at the Ogden High school auditorium Dr. Levitt's research on space travel ranks him among the coun try's foremost authorities on man's future in the sky. He has made a model space-ship that would circle the earth as a man-made satellite. Another of Dr. Levitt's inventions is the Hamilton Space Clock, which tells the time on Mars, he also has patents on other inventions.Graduated from Drexel Institute of Technology, Dr. Levitt earned his Ph. D. in Astronomy from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been with the Franklin Institute since 1933. In 1030, he became Assistant Director of the Fels Planetarium and has been Director since 1040. Under his .leadership, the Planetarium's monthly shows have earned world wide fame as unusual presentations of wide interest.Dr. Levitt has made over 250 television appearances, including guest interviews and demonstrations on NBC-TV's "Today" and "The Camel News Caravan." He also did a popular series called "The Universe Around Us" and directed the first televised eclipse of the moon. In addition to more than 20 lectures a month at the Fels Planetarium, he is in great demand for many outside speaking engagements. Plus his many lectures Dr. Levitt finds time to write a weekly internationally syndicated column circulating among 20 million readers. He also contributes articles to "Everybody's Weekly." As a scientist, he has made the headlines' many times when he predicted the first H-bomb detonation and when he debunked flying saucers. Imaginative thinking and ingenuity have made Dr. I. M. Levitt one of the outstanding scientists of our time. They have helped him gain his many titles such as Director, Fels Planetarium, science columnist, lecturer, inventor. Students will be admitted to this lecture on number 5 of their student ticket book. Registration Shows Gain Weber's enrollment for 1956-1957 has jumped in both day and night classes. More than 1300 students are registered for day classes, and more than 1400 students for night school. In addition about 300 students are en rolled in off-campus classes. This makes a grand total of more than 3000 students reg istered for the autumn quar ter, with registration not yet completed. Taking advantage of their service benefits, nearly 100 more veterans are enrolled at the beginning of this school year than were in 1955. Productions A three act costume farce, "The Rivals," by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, to be presented by the Weber College Arena Theatre, Dec. 4th to 8th, in the new Arena Theater, is now in the early rehearsal stages. The play, directed by H.E.D. Redford, has a cast ot 12 including Val Limburg, as Thomas; Steve Mecham, as Fag; Deanna Parker, as Lucy; Sandy Weaver, as Julia; Sandra Thomas, as Mrs. Malaprop; Brent Harris, as Sir A. Absolute; atari-1 ton Taylor, as Faulkland; Kent Lundquist, as Acres; Larry ecK, as David; and Larry Chandler, as Sir Lucias O'Trigger. The two romantic lead parts are those of Lydia Languish and Capt. Absolute, aptly played by, Shirley Jen nings and Marvin Protzman. Unique in itselt is the Arena Theater. This type of theater is different from the conventional in the fact that the audience is seated all around the stage, and not restricted to only one view of the stage. Director Redford states that his group will try something new this year by placing platforms out side the stage-proper, which will make quick transitions from one setting to another possible. This type ot theater was Iirst presented at Weber College by John Kelly, a speech and drama teacher of some years ago. Ihe theater was then located in the basement of the Bertha Eccles Hall. The production is a project of the Weber College speech and drama dept., Mr. Thatcher Allred, chairman. Only Weber College stu dents participate in the theater. The cast of the forthcoming production was chosen by means of open tryouts held soon after the beginning of school. Student direction of the play is being handled by Margaret Blair. Rehearsals, will be held each afternoon from now to December 4. This year will mark several changes in our Weber College Drama Department, according to H.E.D. Redford. Up to this time the department has been somewhat limited on the number of productions given during the course of the school year, due to the fact that the faculty has been too short handed to carry on more than one production during the course of a quarter. This year Mr. T. Leonard Rowley, formerly of Weber High School, will aid production. This quarter only the arena theater will be presented, but thereafter, throughout the year, two more Arena Theater productions, two Weber College Theater productions, and the presentation of the annual opera will be available for the enjoyment of the studentbody. During the third quarter, the Weber College Theater will present "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. It will be under the direction of H.E.D. Redford. Mr. Rowley will take over the direction of the Arena Theater this quarter. The operetta for this year will come during the Winter, quarter. Tentative plans are being made for the presentation of "Naughty Mar-rietta"; howeyer, nothing definite has been decided yet. New and Old Vocal Groups Unveil Plans An active school year is being planned for the Vocal Department of Weber College under the direction of Mr. Glenn L. Hanson. The new Weber College Modern Choir has been organized on a permanent basis for the entire year. It made its first appearance at the Plaque Ceremony held Oct. 1 in conjunction with Homecoming Week. Voce Coeds, a girls singing group, consisting of Karlene Stratford, Gay Ayoub, Carma Allred, Karma Hatch, Connie Garr, Irene Corey, Cheryl Holbrook, Geri Blay-lock, Norma Jean Travis, Sharon Booth, Joyce Burnett, and Kath- lene Giles, pianist, made its debut at the ' Blackout Assembly Oct. 4. The group sang at the "Wel come Compton' Banquet held at Old McDonald's, Oct. 11. The Male Gleemen will make their first appearance on Nov. 4 when they sing before the Faculty Women's Association. All these musical groups are still open and students are invited to join. Dayton Keynotes New U. N. Group A new club, "Youth for the U. N-," is being organized around campus. The club will meet once a month with the purpose , of increasing their information on international problems. The members will listen to well qualified speakers on controversial subjects. Parties are also to be part of the club's activities.The first meeting was held in conjunction with the debate class yesterday afternoon at ."5:00 p. m. in room 520. Dr. Dello Dayton presented the history of the debate question for this year. Prospective members should contact Suzanne Parker. Utah Symphony Orchestra begins a scheduled series of concerts November 1, which will be of special interest to Weber College music lovers. This is the seventeenth season for the Utah Symphony and the tenth for Maurice Abravanel, its popular conductor and musical director. It promises to be one of their best. Impressive strides have been made the last five vears as the orchetra has gained new and lofty heights to become recognized as one of the best in America. The world's finest guest artists perform with the orchestra. Another brilliant array of artists will perform this season. The first concert of the Ogden series, to be given on November 1, will be a performance by mezzo-soprano Rise Stevens. All orchestra concerts will follow on December 1, January 2, February 4, and March 0. January 2 will feature a special performance of the Nutcracker Ballet to be given only for the Ogden area in both the afternoon and evening. Season tickets are on sale at Dr. Foulger's office, at the special student price of $2.50. PRIMADONNA TO SING FOR WEBER Irmgard Seefried, leading soprano of the Vienna State Opera Company, will sing in the Ogden High School Auditorium November 3 at 8:15. In a few short years Vienna's primadonna has earned in America the fine reputation she first established in Europe as opera singer, recitalist, and soloist with orchestra. Since her introduction to the United States in 1051, her ex-quiste voice, impeccable musicianship and the strong fresh beauty of her stage presence have captivated audiences throughout the country. Harvest Ball The Harvest Ball, under the direction of A.W.S., is scheduled for Nov. 2. Plans are going full speed ahead. Georgia Hohlois, publicity; Joyce Underwood, tickets; Barbara Slater, decorations; and Joyce Granquist, floor show, are the heads of the various committees. Cancellation The geology trip to Bryce and Zion National Parks has been cancelled due to lack of support. Mr. Buss says, "This trip could have been fun as well as educational." There will be another trip next spring, so be sure to sign up for it. Save your pennies.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1956-10-19, Vol. 20, No. 2|
|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.|