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I'ae 2 E SIGN' POST (Dd Ifau Jijwiv? Editor Jacol) Weesc Managing Editor I!ill Glasmanr. business MaiKiKiT Henry Jensen Associate i '. 1 i t c . r s Edward Driver, Audrey Mush News Editor John MeFarland- Admi uk trat ion Morton Fuller Society Editor Norma Pantom: Features Xornia Harrows, Lob Montgomery, Pauline Rogers Athletics Fred blakely, Edith Bcrghou:. Sam Hurton Copy Helen Juglcr Advni ers James Taylor, Mark Payne Circulation Barbara Reeves JApbts Beth Cordon, Ycrna Watts, Edna Bench Published every other week by the Associated Students of Weber College I ntcrmountain Publishing Co. Football Flayer's Obituary The other day, taking a recess from study, I went for a walk in the park. -The sky was lucid and sparkling witli sunshine trying" to make a lale car impression of glory, I jut not quite succeeding. But the result was a warm complacent feeling' of well being in my mind. The benches were widl filled by people who seemed to he taking a respite from their shopping and others wdio were ju-t plain loafers. Then I was slartled from my reverie by ,a voice saying "hello." Turning I saw John Ardcu, who used to attend college with me, but unlike me. played football. He v as dressed in old threadbare clothing that was weeping for lost wool. J lis face wfis lean from want and was screwed into a set mold of endurance against hardship. 1 sat down beside him and expressed my surprise at seeing him looking' so. In school he was not one of the rich, but he always seemed to have cnoujh to get along and also some to spare. Upon understanding that lie had my fullest sMiipathy, lie related the following story. "When T was in high school I wasn't interested much in anything but "football, and because I had a great deal of skill and ambition, 1 didn't have a very hard time making the first string. We had a fairly successful yiar and when the season ended, and the all-state team was chosen, 1 wus picked for it. 1 hiving gained an increased value, because of this, I was approached and urged to go to college if I would play football for them. You know how college football has a halo of glory about it. Kvery high school kid has the conception that a college fooiball player is a hero chosen by the almighty powers to shine and scintillate before the lesser mortals who do not play. I had hoped, wished, and fought for the chance I was now getting, and so without hesitation I stepped into that select circle. "How I worked to fulfill their confidence in me. The crashing smfish of hardened figures against mine was an aching joy I wouldn't trade for anything else. The salty blood on my lips was a nectar inflaming me to renewed strength. The calm set of my face concieled the deli rous coma I was in. On the outside, a football player is 'as sane ami ordinary as the common student, but within he is different. He knows what Darwin meant when he described the "survival of the fittest.""I was finally given my chance in a game. I fought my heart out. My throat and lungs were aching But I didn't need air. I was living on glory. Then the opposing side opened a hole in front of me for their man to come through, and like that immortal hero of Holland, I plunged into the breach to stem the tide. I was kicked and mauled something terrible. Football players aren't the gentlest you know. I was left writhing on the ground with something inside kicked loose. "They picked me up and carried me off the field and the game went on. I was hurt bad and I didn't have enough money to pay for an operation and treatment. The school authorities were approached and asked if they wouldn't pay the cost. Hadn't I been hurt plaving for them. Hadn't I .helped the school by bringing them publicity, by helping to unite the school with school spirit, by giving fame to the school so that other students would come to it in following years? "But they wouldn't do it. They bad taken care of that very emergency. They were well protected. Thev showed in the school cata- Gunnarson Tells Of Escape By GEORGE GUNNARSON "May I state for the inquisitive that one's past does not come before him in that brief moment between life and death. One's mind is too occupied with the problem at hand." George Gunnarson escaped the jaws of death at 2:45 p. m. Thursday, .September 1, while walking with his dog by the first syphon north of the Pine View north highland cAnal near the mouth of Ogden canyon. The dog ventured to obtain a drink and slipped in. Finding that it was impossible for the dog to get out, George removed his outer clothing and jumped in after him. After throwing the dog out he found himself unable to escape because of the mossy cement bottom, sloping sides, and swift water. "I was carried by a tremendous current and with the sucking sound of the water rushing into the syphon 1 knew I must go through this seemingly inevitable portal of death. "1 went through with but a normal lungfuil of air and found I could hardly stand it when I came out the other end. I was weak from lack of air and shock', but I found a irge boulder on the bottom of I lie canal and a wire to which I could hang. I stood thus until I could find sufficient strength to drag myself onto the bank. Thereto greet me was Toby, my dog. "My experience seemed to serve some purpose, however, for after rclaling the incident to some newsmen, 1 read in the paper that iron guards would be placed over such death traps this winter when the water is shut off. "For about three weeks following my escape from death I found many changes in my life. My appetite was failing, I was ncrvouslv upset, and everyone and their cousins bombarded me with questions! I was looked upon as a freak. Now after this last recital I implore everyone to forget the w hole thing." log tic where it said that the school was not liable for anv injuries sustained by the players. That took rire of them. I was taken care of also. The money was borrowed and I have been working and paying it back ever since. After I got well I couldn't go back to school because I had to get a job and jVay back the money. "That is what I am doing now. I'm barely living, and on nothing. But I wish they had of cared. Thev were living by 'a queer set of morals that believed in themselves bcinc protected at every cost. A boy could play his last breath out for them, but if he were hurt and needing a little of their money to help .him he became their enemy instead of their former comrade. He was left in the lurch. "So you see how it is. They are living by a set of morals that doesn't include their tools. I was one of their tools." Smart Styles in . . . Double and Single Breasted - Pin Stripe and Herringbone $17.50 $19.50 $22.50 Just the Thing for the College Man w AUDREY BUSH L'ni he most of Sinclair Lewis' works, 'Arrowsmith" is cif a serious nature, clotted with only an occasional humorous incident. In the main the novel has verisimilitude. Lewis has portrayed in Mart:n Arrowsmith all the hopes and de-ires, that Vt scientist feeL. lie has also portrayed with great faithiu'uess the scientific method. 1 he lite of .Arrowsmith is . typical o! tlie hie anyone following research work may expect, that is, if heex-P'-cts his labors to take him places. College students, therefore, should have a special interest in this novel. Sinclair Lewis follows Martin Ar-rowsnrth. a young, ambitious scientist, from the time he begins as a mere lad, helping' an irresponsible, whiskey-loving, country doctor, until he graduates as a full-fledged scientist. The reader concernedly watches while Martin fights the plague with his "phage" .and destroys rats with gas. The reader sympathizes with him in his failures, in his triumphs. The reader joins in his sorrow when he loses those who are near him. After finishing the story, the critic honestly recommends "Arrow-smith" to you as an immensely vital novel. W eberanibling By MAC Twilight shadowing tired faces, littered corridors, winking, smoke enveloped lights. A boy hurries down the hall, anxiety deeply sketched on his face down the stairs he hesitates. Then a smile slowly relaxes his face as be jaunt-ly walks towards the girl waiting by his locker. Height of quantity: Mr. Trev-thick's vocabulary. So far my student body card has been to bat four (dance) times. Score : No hits, no runs, no errors. Why Merle? One letter definition of Mr. Dixon : Publicibility. The most productive five minutes of any class are those before the class commences. Personality plus a common bond plus those five witty minutes produces friends. Heard the soph are going to win (spelled windlass) Friday. The freshmen have two big sleeves, sophs. Accomplishment getting. 'a date with Isabellc. Female isolation MargYiret Smith. Unt'l we tack up this sheet again. J. M. Reader's Dri-Jest (Continued from Page 1) Scrub A small, mean, or worthless thing. No, not Sam Burton. Huddle Formation causing spectators to wish they had a flipper.Field Past tense of "feel." Tackling dummy One who tackles his opponent but fails to stop him; Bob Clark. Tackle Sound a hen makes after dropping eggs, signifying "pick 'cm up so they Don Hatch." Lineman One who deals in untruths. Quarterback YV.hat we all want if we lose the game. Goal Not much used ; we're off the goal standard. End An over-used conjunction : also rear view of Rawson Chikls. Center The position Smoky Parsons occupies on the bench. Touchdown A character in Shakespear's plays. Conch Present tense of "caught." Stadium A radioactive metal-he element founded by Mine. Curie on a vacant lot. Down Isn't that ducky; the athletic manager's beard? Pass Free admission to the next ball game for all players who helped with these definitions. Jhs Outbids. By HAROLD BENSON The occupation of the Sudeten land by German troops is a triumph for Hitler's foreign policy. This cannot be said, however, about the policy of Chamberlain and Daladier. When these two gentlemen permitted Hitler to occupy Chechoslovakian territory, they were evi-dcntlv oblivious of the fact that their actions would entail momentous and-dire consequences in the iulure. The peace plan that r; cogitated at the Munich conference automatically scrapped the work of Woodi'ow Wilson. Loyd George. Clcmcnci au. and Orlando and inaugurated a new era which will include a general reconstruction ol the borders ol the coijntres of F.uropc. Chamberlain and Daladier w'ei'e .able to return to their respective countries amid the cheers and adulations of the people and announce that they have secured a permanent peace. But these statesmen are deluding themselves and their people. The exhorbitant price they paid for temporary peace was the virtual abrogation of the Versailles treaty. It is regrettable that our contemporary statesmen arc so improvident as not to be able to see that the granting of llirge concessions to a country that was instrumental in involving the world in a war twenty years ago is injudicious politics. It is perfectly obvious that permitting Germany to regain her former strength is placing the peace of the world in the same precarious position that it was prior to 1914. It cannot be denied that Germany is not as strong as she was before the last war. Certainly she is more unified, for Adolf Hitler has succeeded where Metternich and Bis-mark foiled, namely, the unification of the greater German people under one flag. Again that country is reverting back to its old practice of vociferously proclaiming its strength. This was especially noticeable when Hitler announced to his people at the Sport Palace in Germany recently: "I lead the greatest army the world has ever known." One cannot accept this statement as authentic. In the review" of recent events it gives one considerable discomfort when he must frankly admit that the millions w.ho died in the last war died in ran. How different things might have been bad Cle-menceau of France and Loyd George of England still remained at. the head of their respective governments.Football on Big Time Scale Big games brought to Ogden should put the autumn sport on a paying basis. Colleges from Colorado. Idaho, and California have arranged to piny with Weber in Ogden this year. Coach Bob Davis and others interested in football have expressed belief that the stadium should be packed to over-flowing if good games were provided. Weber has brought the games to Ogden, now bring on the crowds. Theiathlctic committee and others concerned with athletic arrangements have done a big job. Come on gang! Friday night Weber plays Mesa Junior college and we want victory. DANCE Every Wednesday and Saturday is To The Music Of Our New BY KNAPP OC BROWNING 12-PIECE BAND "Makes you Want to Dance' WHITE CITY BALLROOM By EDGAR DRIVER The freshmen have lidly settled down to study. By now, if we may believe Mr. Chiids, they have experienced a college exam. We sophomores sympathize. We can remember when we laced a blackboard lull of questions with only a tew vague ideas in our heads. Ideas that sort of drilled in while we were dreaming. Take heart, Ircsluncn. There is always the final two-hour exam in which von can redeemyourself. Why doesn't some kind person invest in a can of flit and kill off the multitude of the pi sty flies in Mr. Monson's room? Those operations Mr. Orson Whitney Young performs on dead are nothing short of colossal for producing more flies and horrified shudders Irani the poor (girl) students. The engineers' club-, in its tirst important meeting of the year, decided that they the munchers should tend more toward the social side of life. The reason given lor his decision was that socljal adjustment is an important factor in an engineer's makeup. Until college students discovered that because of 8 o'clock classes they must arise at ' an early hour far, far too early they most likely had never seen the sun rise except on those occasions when a night out lasted until dawn. For many years all through grade school and high school, I had au aversion against coming to Weber. One reason is I thought it would be like the other schools T had attended, and the same old friendless crowd would be here. Then, I wanted to go away and meet new-people.However, after a few week's at Weber, I found things different from what I had expected. The students were new. Thev came from many different surrounding high schools, and they were friendly. Of course, there were some old students but strangely I found them sociable a Is o. Weber college is exciting, and different. The instructors do all in their power to make the students happy. Ah, yes, my first year here was the happiest of mv life. For you, too, will college be grand. This individual spirit, which one linds it hard to believe exists in anv oilier college or university, will wend its way into your heart. All around, you hear students commenting on President Dixon's supreme interest in the school, and of the student body president Merle Allen's promising ability. Bid Day General bid day for all clubs will be Friday, October 21. The offices of the dean of women and the adviser of men will distribute bids. A new ruling this year is that students to be pledged must carry ten hours or more of work and must have a "C" average. Every Woman Loves Beautiful . . . HOSE You Can Have a Pair FREE jgS3 Ask About Our Friendship Club Plan ARDEN'S VOGUE 2465 Washington Blvd. The College Inn Announces LOU HADLEY As its Xew Manager Remember Her?