Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1967-02-101
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mmnnmt Vol. 26 No 14 OGDEN, UTAH February 3, 1967 ill 'Snow Carnival' King, Queen r If I k VV'.. it; if f . t'o HI y r s I . 'Sr;. Looking over his prize library collection is humanities division chairman Dr. Leland Monson, who is handling all arrangements for the annual high school debate tournament today and Saturday on the Weber State campus. Weber State Tournament Hosts 125 High Schools One hundred and twenty high schools will be represented on the Weber State Campus in the world's largest forensic tournament opening today and continuing Saturday. Over 1,200 students from Utah, Idaho and Nevada will compete in the two-day event. "We have sponsored the world's largest tournament for the last 15 years," said Dr. Leland S. Monson, Humanities Division chairman. He founded the annual tourney in .936, and has served as chairman since then. He is assisted by E. Carl Green, professor of English at Weber. In order to make room for the event, Weber State students will be dismissed from classes this morning to attend the annual Snow Carnival at Snow Basin. In addition to the participants, more than 300 judges have been chosen. They include representatives from Hill Air Force Base, Defense Depot Ogden, Weber State English classes and leaders of the community. Students will compete in three Lettermen Pull Surprise The Lettermen surprised a packed house Wednesday evening at their concert. Their popularity relies on the type of performance given here at Weber. "Each time we make a tour, the audiences get bigger, our prices goes higher, and our album sales hit more homes,," Jim Pikes, an Idaho native, explained. , Jim floored the audience with his rendition of "What Kind of Fool Am I?" i !':! ft! L areas - extemporaneous speaking, debate and oratory. Purpose of the meet, according to John Hebestreet, Weber State debate coach, is to encourage debating throughout Utah. He said debate and oratory offer valuable training in speaking, knowledge of world affairs and organization of thought. Participating high schools in this area include Weber, Ogden, Ben Lomond, Bonneville, Roy, St. Joseph, Box Elder, Bear River, Davis, Clearfield, and Morgan. Students from 73 additional high schools in Utah, 27 in Idaho and seven in Nevada will participate in the three divisions. Monson said the high number of registrants has required tourney officials to limit each high school to eight debate teams, three extemporaneous speakers and three oratory participants. Faculty members assisting in the tournament include Jay Clegg, Earl Sanders, LaVon B. Carroll, Marion Brown and Hebestreet. Student assistants are Dave Hep-worth, Greg Bell, KarinO'Connell, Randy Scott and Paul Skeen. As a group, they did quite well In some of their ballads, such as "Cherish" and "More." Their stage antics were surpassed only by their accomplished projection to the audience. Weber audiences, have a general reputation for being a rather reserved group. However, the Lettermen pulled the audience into an amazing amount of participation at the first concert on campus for over two years. Coronation Opens Celebration The 1967 "Snow Carnival," officially began with a Torchlight Parade and the coronation of a "Snow King" and "Snow Queen" at Snow Basin last night. But celebration of Weber State College's traditional winter carnival begins today with snow sculpt-uting, snowshoe, ski-do and slalom races scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All classes, except those in the Life Science and Physical Science divisions, will be dismissed at 10 a.m. for the celebration Debators from high schools m Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming and Utah will then "take over" the campus for the 31st annual WSC high school forensics meet. General manager for the two-day tournament is Dr. Leland H. Monson, with assistance from WSC Debate Coach John Hebestreet, speech and radio instructors Earle Sanders and Ben Noid. First round competition in debate, extempore and oratory speaking will begin Friday, with eliminations continuing i ntil winners are announced Satur lay afternoon. Classes are dismissed so that debators may use the classrooms, teachers' offices and library facilities. So while the high school students are discussing some of the more pressing world problems, the Weber State College Wildcats are enjoying a change of pace, and scenery, at Snow Basin. Theme for this year's Snow Carnivals is "The Great Society", with the college's sororities and fraternities competing for the best snow sculpture. Last year, LaDianaeda won top prize for their "Crocadile." The sororities and fraternities will also be competing in slalom, snowshoe and ski-do races. Teams of four will enter slalom competition, with teh WSC f ki Club entering three ski-do's in the ski-do races. All lifts and tows will be open at Snow Basin Saturday for the celebration with ski club members receiving a 25 per cent discount on lift tickets. Many of the club members, as well as un-affiliated skiers, participated in the Torchlight Parade down the slopes of Becker Hill Thursday in honor of the new Snow Queen. Three hundred torches lighted a double "snake chain" down the snow-covered mountain. A bonfire party followed the parade. Classes Dismissed This Morning For Tournament All classes, except for those in the Life and Physical Science Divisions, will be dismissed at 9:45 a.m. today to make room for the annual high school forensic tournament. Dr. Robert A. Clarke, Dean of Faculty, said students who have Life and Physical Science classes after 10 a.m. will be expected to attend as usual. The studentbody is invited to attend Snow Carnival at Snow Basin where events in skiing, snow shoe racing, and snow sculpture have been scheduled. Selected as "Snow King" is Brent Wilson, with Susan Bell chosen as the 1967 "Snow Queen." The royal couple was selected from candidates Kathy McBride, Terry Watt, Judy Willmore; andF. L. Chase, Doug Bingham, Steve Henrie, Jessee Harrison and Gary Strong. Crowned as Snow Queen of Weber State College at Snow Basin Thursday night was Susan Bell. Displays Banned Food Committee Formed A policy banning commercial displays and soliciting in the student union was adopted by the Union Building Policy Board last Tues. The action was taken in reply to requests by several businessmen who desired to solicit buyers in the union, according to board chairman Jack Suttlemyre. A dicision to redecorate the executive council room highlighted other business. The four points of the policy restricting businessmen were listed as follows: (1) Campus organizations and departments may set up displays and sign-up tables or sell tickets or memberships in the college union area only upon authorization of the union director. (2) No outside organization or individual of the college representing outside organizations may use the college union facilities for soliciting purposes or personal gain. (3) Nothing in the above policy is intended to prohibit government state or civic organizations such as Red Cross, recruitingservices, etc. Permission for this service shall be granted by the uniondirector. Candidates were nominated by the college's sororities and fraternities.Schedule for todays activities: Snow Sculpturing 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Giant Slalom 11 a.m. Snow-Shoe races 2:30 p.m. Ski-do races 3 p.m. T-A V) (4) All other cases not covered in the above policy which comply with over all college polich shall be given additional consideration by the union policy board. The executive council room will be redecorated with walnut paneling, carpet, drapery and a new walnut council table, according to J. Farrell Shepherd. The funds will come from the Union budget. Philosophy Week Planned at Weber Dr. Walter Kauffman, instructor philosophy at Princeton University wili e main speaker of "Philosophy Emphasis Week" Feb. 20 - 24. Other speakers for the week-long series of lectures include Dr. Lawrence Evans, instructor at Weber State College; Dr. Sterling McMurrin, dean of University of Utah's graduate school, and Dr. Jennings Olson, head of the phil-iosophy department at Weber State College. Lectures will be held daily at 11 a.m. in the Little Theatre, with students and faculty invited to attend all sessions.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1967-02-10, Vol. 26, No. 14|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|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 State 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.|