Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1953-03-131
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- VOLUME XVI MARCH 13, 1953, OGDEN, UTAH Number 10 ladget Fate of Three Weber College Bills Now Known As Legislature Quit Thursday When Signpost appears Friday, the fate of three Weber College bills at the hands of Utah legislators will have been known since Thursday night. The 1953 Utah legislature adjourned at that time. Earlier, Dr. Henry Aldous Dixon, president, expressed optimism over the probable fate of the $700,-000 bill to finance improvements at the new campus and construct a new vocational and general purpose building there. . He took the same view of a bill to authorize sale of the west half of the old campus and use proceeds to develop the new one. Gov. J. Bracken Lee, he said, was thought to favor these two proposals and would not veto them. No hope was held, however, for the four-year proposal. The governor has long made known his stand there and is said to desire a survey of higher education in the state before taking any such step as authorizing an additional two years at Weber. Engineers Make Arrangements For 'Frisco Trip Final arrangements were discussed at the weekly meeting of the Engineer's Club Wednesday, and are now being completed for the annual Spring Field Trip of the club. The trip this spring, scheduled for March 18-24, will be made to San Francisco, California. As in the past, the industrial concerns prominent in the area will be visited and toured under the guidance of the plants' professional engineers. Points of scenic interest also are to be visited, and a holiday spirit prevails as the theaters and famed restaurants are visited in the evenings. The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce has arranged the trip this year to include visits to the Ford assembly plant, Standard Oil refinery, Shell development research laboratory, and the Friden Calculator plant, on Friday, March 20. Arrangements are now being made to visit the cyclotron on the University of California campus and tour of the College of Engineering and its facilities at the university.Saturday afternoon and Sunday are to be left open for the students to visit scenic points and possibly the underground garage at Union Square Monday, March 23 Beth-: tn sh th entire iectuess lehem Steel and Goodyear Rubber T , , , Co. will be visited, and a tour! n was reported that there are along the waterfront taken. The ! three modern ways of learning San Francisco Oakland Bay bridge languages which are: (1) to record and Golden Gate bridge will prob- the volce of someone who comes ablv be toured while in transit if from tne country; (2) use of na-arrangements will allow time 1 tlve People to teach the language, The engineering and nhv'cipnl ! as Mrs. Mastronarti did in her science students in the club are ! looking forward to this trip withcome and show Pictures and tell great expectations. Those who ' of the customs of the people that took the trip to Los Angeles last speaK tne language oeing taugnt. ear were well rewarded and had ! In the teaching of languages, it a very enjoyable time. ; is approached from six different Many deposits for seats on the I mechanical means of learning, chartered bus have already been ; which are: seeing, hearing, speak-received by those who know what ing, writing, reading, and by sing-a good time this trip provides, as j ing the folk songs in the foreign well as education received from ; language. industrial visits. It is expected that there will when the students themselves ; Logan high school, Joe Cook; sec-possibly be a few seats available : speak the language. They speak i ond, Davis high school, Therold for students not in the club who desire to make the trip. Any such ! are done, they play it back. In this students are invited to contact j manner they are able to recognize Stan Peterson, the club president, their own mistakes and more will-or Mr. Elliot Rich, club advisor. , ing to administer the remedy. r" """" " '" fTS SK-.Xif . : ' nniiiyi liltwf r - m p i-3r---t . - Recorder helps language students get right chatter. From left are Frost, Marlene Wade, Boyce Harris, Beverly Kan dall, New-Found Method Is Practiced By VC Languages The language department of Weber college is starting to use new methods of learning languages. The new way is through the means of the tape recorder. A person from a foreign country that speaks the language that the class is learning about, records her voice, and it is played back for the class to listen to. This is a big improvement because the students can hear just the way the natives of the language speak. Mrs. Mastronarti and her' family, who are Italians, came to the college and made some records in the Italian language. She also conducted a class at Weber college by Italian class: (3) have tourists The tape recorder is also used into the recorder, and after they pdls Test Tuesday, Sign Up Thursday Next chance to register for spring quarter will be next Thursday afternoon, said Mrs. Clarisse H. Hall, registrar, after having conducted the main part of the sign-up during the past week. Registration for evening school v. 1 Coming Events I S March 12-14 Region 4 basket-! j ball tournament, Ephraim. March 20 Community concert! ! New Gershwin Concert Or-j j chestra Spring Vacation. I March 27 Social committee j ! dinner dance. j March 30 Men's clubs Friend. I j ship Banquet. j April 1 Lecture Col. Kellemsj I colored pictures on India. I April 2 A. W. S. Tea. v i I A 11 1 n to TkT.. 1 ..I ,1 u I April 16 18 National debate April 23 LaDianaeda dance. Idaho Schools Share WC Speech Spoils The seventeenth annual high school speech tournament sponsored here by Weber College hosted some 800 speakers besides coaches, with winners being selected in five divisions. Winners were: Debate Division A, for men or mixed teams: first, Blackfoot high school, Idaho, Lloyd Jensen and Dale Baxter; second, Madison high School, Rexburg, Idaho, Ronald Rigby and Larry Morrell. Division b, for mixed teams in the self judging section, first, East High school, Salt Lake City, Jonathan Home and Henry Heath; second, Logan high school, Ann Vest and Nancy Bernston. Division C, for women's teams, first, East high school, Luceen Snell and Renee Senior; second, Logan high school, Blackfoot high school, Janet Hover and Joan Fisher. Extemporaneous speaking, first, Todd Oratory, first, Murray high school, Art Olsen; second, Provo high school, David Mitchell. ' Schools received trophies and in. dividual winners medals. 0 chool Plans will commence Monday from 6 to 9 P M. and continue through Thursday, with each student arranging an appointment for registering. Final tests will close out the winter quarter beginning Tuesday at 1 P. M. and continue Wednesday and Thursday, according to an announcement scheduled to be posted by the registrar. Elizabeth Wahlquist, Karolyn Jann Heiner. University Expert Advises Profs On Education Instructors and division heads were enthusiastic Thursday after the third visit to the campus of the west coast curriculum consultant, Dr. B. LaMar Johnson, higher education professor at University of California, Los Angeles.Retained by Weber College as its curriculum consultant, the national expert counselled with the five divisions of the college and the faculty collectively on the work being done and indicated possible improvements. Dr. Johnson views the student with great faith provided right techniques are used in his education, and favors methods in which the students have a considerable part in achievingself-development. Dr. Henry Aldous Dixon, who , pmnloved Dr. Johnson in the nre. ' sjHpnt's nrnuram nf institutional improvement, and has brought the authority here on three occasions, said that the California study- on general education was made by the educator. Later it was thought so meritorious it was published by the American Council on Education.Golf Lessons on W. C. Schedule Weber College is offering a golf class in the spring quarter on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. at the El Monte Municipal golf course. Plans for an outstanding biennium in education on the new campus were under fresh consideration Thursday after the college budget became law early this week. Persons about the campus regarded it as a major accomplishment that Weber had been successful in receiving vital funds from the state legislature, along with other state educational institutions, despite a state economy program that at first seemed to threaten strangulation of the colleges and universities. The Weber budget bill passed the House and Senate as part of the general appropriation bill and gave the local college SI. 163, 280. It was approved by Governor J. Bracken Lee Monday after a com. promise was reached with Republican leaders in the legislature. The compromise was a bill which provides that surpluses of state institutions at the end of the biennium be returned to the general fund. The amount given Weber is $30,000 less than original sum asked for. However, Dr. Dixon felt that certain economies expected to result from the move to the new campus might make up the difference. These economies will be effected in part by the passage of two other bills permitting almost a complete transfer to the Mt. Ogden campus. These were expected to pass. College administrators in general seemed please with the outcome and felt that the cut can be made up by not having to maintain the Central building, annexes and Vocational building. Another bill authorizes a $700,00 appropriation for a new vocational building and improvements on the new campus, as funds are available Weber college was placed second in priority. First in priority was the Branch Agricultural College, but Weber was ahead of other state institutions of higher learning in this omnibus bill. If the bill passed the Senate, as it did the House, and was approved by the Governor, the vocational de partment will move to the new campus by second quarter of next year. Sophs Win Cash, Extempe Cup Awards in Barker Winners of both the class traveling trophy and the $10 individual award for best speaker in the James L. Barker extemporaneous speaking contest turned out to be sophomores. Kay Jon Mildon turned on a high powered emotional delivery to catch fancy of judges and edge her team mate, Reed Wahlquist, whose smooth conversational style and dependable logic t!so won support.Freshman representatives were Mary Moore and William Kay Daines, who had outspoken the freshman class to gain the honor of competing. Milton Mecham, class instructor, will be assisted by Gene Schneiter. All class members will receive reduction in green fees, reported Mr. Mecham. A good enrollment in this class is expected because there is a lot of interest in golf. There have already been many students who have expressed a desire to take this class.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1953-03-13, Vol. 16, No. 10|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|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.|