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Page 2 THE SIGNPOST JJi& SiqnfwAi Kditor Collins Business Manager Orville Nielson Associate Editors Norma Pantone, Melvin Manfull Editorial Advisor Jacob Weese Rewrite Kditor Pauline Rogers Sports Kditor Jack Syphers Society Kditor Helen Fletcher Administration Morton Fuller Features --Norma Barrows, Evere 1 Harris, Mary Peterson, Harold Benson, Edgar Driver, Jacob Weese, Heed Anderson. Contributors Stanley Johnson, Robert Montgomery, Wendell Forsha, Donna Jenkins, Knolyn Hatch, Josephine Kunz, Eva .... Rogerson Circulation Chet Gilgen, Barbara Reeves Typist Verna Watts Photographer ...Stuart Wheelwright Published every other week by the Associated Students of Weber College I II t c r iikjii II ta ill I'ubliliin Co. DR. JEKYLLS Students that insist on adopting class room personalities are nauseating. They cause black bile and vomiting. In the Jekyll part they use long words, often ignorantly, a special class voice, a front seat ani a beaming smile. In an attempt to show breadth, they waste class expounding their momentary theories on world problems. But the whole thing is falsetto. Around the house and in the halls these persons become Hydes once more. Good old Hydes. But what lace they make of themselves when they are in the show case. Too bad. Perhaps they should be warned! Intelligence is more than skin deep. And also there is the Ugly Duckling. Students who have a good vocabulary and are genuine in the class are appreciated. But those Dr. Jekylls who assume a class room personality and ruin discussion for teacher and students alike are the scourge of education and must some day learn that "glow'-' and "personality" are poor substitutes for study and sincerity. 7W JaiU (Continued from Page 1) struggled to get in. Loud speakers were set up outside, and when her golden voice floated out into the cool night air, motorists on busy South Temple and Main streets heard its enchanting loveliness and stopped their cars to listen. From far and near they came, causing the worst traffic jam in the city's history. Back inside the hands of the clock at the back of the hall point to eight o'clock. The preside it of the association stands before that magnificent multitude. They become quiet and he speaks : "Our guest artist, Miss Dean-na Durbin, renowned radio and screen star, will sing 'Ave Maria' by Gounod." One tense moment, and then, from the lower right, she appears.' They strain to catch a glimpse of her. She takes her place on a small platform beside the console of the great organ, while the audience applaud their gratitude for the previous pleasure she has given them, she bows. Then silence again. The organ whispers a short introduction; fifteen thousand hearts stand still. Into that awesome background flows the most beautiful voice I have ever heard. Softly at first, sweetly, clear as crystal. Yes, she sings with her heart, and her soul, as well as her voice; she pours her whole being into the song. Fifteen thousand souls feel that same sensation, one so unearthly beautiful it defies description; the soul is so touched it can scarcely contain itself. And when she is finished, the thunder of applause sends more thrills along the spine. After the address by Merle Thorpe, editor of "Nation's Business." Miss Durbin sang "A Heart That's Free" and "Chapel Bells." Each time, she cast that same spell over the audience, making them helpless to do other than adore and worship her. It is extremely difficult to appear attractive while singing, but that rare gift is Miss Dur-bin's. Her glowing smile is one that is not only seen, but felt. Even when she opened her mouth very wide, to hit the high notes perfectly, she looked pretty.In her right hand she held small cards with the words of the songs, but she did not use them. With her right hand, she GRAINGER TONIGHT, O. H. S., 8 p. 1fcur Ccfhef By EDGAR DRIVER Members of the old Weber gang slid right into the sport of roller skating last Friday night. I fell for it myself three times. Now, for the benefit of those who, like myself, are divided in this art, I have put down several methods of skating which beautify the exposure. In the first movement, the performer skates with both feet on the floor. This manner is correct form, but it was not exclusive last Friday. Any good wedding march is suitable accompaniment.The skater, in the second movement, has his feet and, ah, certain other selected portions of his anatomy touching the floor at alternate times. This was the most popular of available methods, but the form is not yet the mode. Music may be staccato with diminuendo. Piano is possible. The cymbal is best. The next position is not graceful in all parts but yet makes a hit. The torso is slightly bent. Both feet and head are sustained in midair. A split second after the pose is accomplished, the actor alights and spreads. On the final measure, splatter! Orchestration, if it can be had, is drawn out quiveringly. Last movement may be called the "dying swan," for that is the appearance effected. Feet are straight out behind, and the nose ultimately is peeled. The removed rind should be kept in one piece for best results. A good organist ends with a protracted, compelling note very deep. After that a bow from the waist is proper. Spectator appeal is above average in these last two compo- kept time with the music. On her left wrist, a small watch or bracelet sparkled. She wore a simple, becoming white party dress, shoes with rather low heels, ankle sox. Deanna Durbin won thousands of additional admirers that night, but more than that, she gave to each of those who saw and heard her, an everlasting something that must surely affect the lives of every one. Why do millions love her? The answer lies in that natural and sincere charm, and in that unforgettable sensation, that ec-stacy of peace which came as she sang. APPROPRIATIONS Senate GORDON WEGGELAND Courtesy Salt Lake Tribune Look at School Growth And Budget Increase (Continued from Page 1) shall not only be without this surplus for next year but we shall go into the fiscal year with fewer supplies in the departments and more needs than existed at the beginning of this year. We must have an art department, an additional teacher of chemistry, more classes in home economics (our present classes were filled to capacity and closed to students two weeks before school began this year), an instructor in carpentry and a department in electricity.In spite of these enriched offerings, the budget request for the biennium is practically he same total cost per student as 1936-37 and considerably less per student to the state than two years ago. For the next biennium we are asking the state for $119 per student per year. Two years ago the legislature granted us an appropriation of $130 per student. We are therefore really asking for $11 per student per year less than we received two years ago. How can we spend as much per capita and still ask the state for 9 per cent less money per capita? The answer is found in the local collections. Two years ago local collections amounted to 34 per cent of the total while next year we shall collect 41 per cent locally. Hence the greater the local support the less the need for state support. Housing The legislature can help the institution meet the needs of youth by giving Weber college more room and more campus space. The new building has not housed the increase in students for this single year. The Moench building is more crowded than sitions. The old town pump is getting quite famous. Last week it gave several unsuspecting ones a free bath and drink all at once. It grew somewhat violent at intervals and ended up by making a swamp out of the hall. So, to dry out the hall and help the sanitation staff of the school, a fire was started in the waste basket. The smoke was so thick for a while we thought the chem. lab. door was open again. Now don't quote me because I don't know where this rumor comes from, but I've heard the school wants an endowment. If I had a million dollars, if I hadn't already spent it, if I didn't get gyped out of it, I would endow Weber if it were still here by the time I got my million, if my check didn't bounce back and slap me in the puss. This calls for a yell to the legislature:Purple, purple, White, white; Legislature, Fight, fight. itiiiiiii mmmssim m. House WILLIAM D. WOOD Courtesy Salt Lake Tribune it was two years ago. Our library is a chain of four classrooms with 138 student stations when we need 400. There is no room for expanding the reading room, the stacks or the space for magazines. There is serious need for administrative offices, student body offices, publication offices and teachers offices. Most of our laboratories are so congested that confusion is unavoidable. There is no space to house our new art, chemistry, and homemaking courses. Campus Space We do not have a campus that looks like a college because there are so many dwellings between our buildings. One can travel along Twenty - fourth street without knowing there is a college on the block. There are residences, a church, and a school between the gymnasium and the vocational building. There are residences, a store and an apartment house between the gymnasium and the Moench building. As a matter of fact, there is not another college in the state that has a campus situation like ours. Now is the opportune time to purchase more campus space, especially along Twenty-fifth street. If the corner of Twenty-fifth and Jefferson or the corner of Twenty-fifth and Adams pass into the hands of commercial interests, there would be little possibility of securing anything like a suitable campus for Weber college. Summary The legislature can foster our program for youth by: 1. Supporting the federal aid bill. 2. Providing the college with the economy budget requested.3. Enlarging our campus. 4. Erecting a new building including administrative offices and classrooms. Appreciation We thank you sincerely for the fine things you have done for us, especially for our Vocational Education building, which is a life saver. We pledge to you our support, and to the great cause of' American education, our allegiance. In confidence we rest our case with you upon its merits. We feel honored by your visit Beautiful Valentine Heart Boxes But They MUST be From JOHlJ'S 406 25th Street Entertain Your Friends at the . . . Berthana Ballroom Wednesdays and Saturdays Enjoy The Distinctive Rhythm of CHARLES KNIGHT'S ORCHESTRA "FRIEND HANNAH," February 16, 17, 18 7he Outside Wctld By HAROLD BENSON THE 23rd SESSION "Will the gentlemen of the legislature please come to order?" Employing this concise phrase, Ira A. Huggins, president of the senate, and Heber Bennion. Jr., speaker of the House of Representatives, called their respective houses to order and commenced the exacting task of enacting the laws of Utah for the sixty days. The eighty-one members constituting this session of the legislature are predominately of a conservative or moderate nature, and are taking (as al-"eady has been evidenced) the "middle of the road." Ref renchnient With approximately one-half of this session gone, it is also obvious to the people of Utah that the legislature will adhere rather closely to the obiectives set forth in Governor Blood's message delivered before a joint session on January 11. This vill be especially true with reference to the policy of economy. Beinp fully cognizant of the burden that a huge debt and exhor-bitant taxes imposes on the people of the state, the governor, in his message (the strongest he has delivered in his entire administration) stressed the necessity of continuing a policy of "pay as you go." He also asked that the legislature refuse to vote new taxes or increase the existing ones, or to add new functions to the government. Budget In view of the governor's strong advocacy of rigid retrenchment, it is not unexpected that his budget message keeps the state's expenditures definitely within the anticipated revenues of $7,500,000 (if taxes remain the same) by some $2,000,-000. Thei'e are some increases in the recommended budget, yet when summed up, the budget submitted bv the governor lops off $2,000,000 and an additional $400,000 for reserve. However, the last legislature added SI 000,000 to the governor's estimate. Some similar increase seems like a "plain necessity" for this biennium. Education This policy of Governor Blood's Reserves commendation, and the support that the legislature has given the chief executive in carrying out this policy so far also deserves praise. In the pursuance of a policy of economy, however, the legislature will not let educational institutions suffer because of insufficient financial support. The enviable reputation the Utah's educational system has at the present time is attributed in no small degree to the support that the legislature has given in the past. It is well known that the remuneration that the state receives from a competent educational system offsets by far the money expended on it. Governor Blood himself recognized the importance of retaining a high educational standard throughout the state, and he stated in his annual message that the support that the people of Utah have given education is "highly commendable.""Foundation of the Remiblic" It is obvious to all of us that the present legislature throughout this session will be con-(Continued on Page 3) and hope that you have enjoyed coming as much as we have enjoyed having you.