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Page 2 THE SIGNPOST The tyhpeJi Published every three weeks by the Associated Students of Weber College Editor Helen Fletcher Associate Editor Dorothy Porter Editorial Assistants Business Manager..... ...Jacob Weese Features .Dorothy Dixon, Paul Grogger Society Gladys Kalney Sports Cliff Larson Advertising Henry Jensen Circulation ....Chet Gilgen Photographers Bill Havenor, Stuart Wheelwright WEBER GROWS AND GROANS This quarter Weber College has enjoyed more than a normal growth. The enrollment shows 2 8 per cent increase over last year. This most pleasing and satisfactory manifestation of development has been accompanied with growing pains which usually accompany such rapid growth. The library, first of all, was reorted to be inadequate to provide study privileges for all who desired 3uch advantages. An investigation revealed the fact that not only is the library over-crowded but every room in the Moench Building is in use from 8 a. m. to 11 a. m. and from 1 p. m. to 2 p. m. practically every day. The facts further revealed that the laboratories are working to capacity most days from 2 p. m. to 5 p. m. From these findings is it evident that additional library reading room space for the morning hours, wheu relief from the crowded conditions is most needed, is not available in the Moench Building under existing circumstances. The crowded condition is most noticeable between classes when almost the entire student body is assembled in the hall ways of one building. The desire on the part of students for social contacts results in congested traffic particularly on the steps and near the landings on each floor. It is true that a desirable democratic social spirit is likely to exist where each student has opportunity to meet most of his school friends several times daily. The friendly greetings and social gatherings between classes have gradually increased until there has become a tendency on the part of a few to go late to classes rather regularly. Still others linger in the halls throughout the class periods, spending their time socially rather than in study. Close observation has demonstrated that when only one or two are talking in a normal tone of voice the reverberation along the hall ways is so noticeable that even at the end of the hall, or for that matter, on the next floor, classes are disturbed. Since our halls are not accoustically plastered, these reverberations make it difficult to hear distinctly. This results in the next group raising their voices so they can hear one another, and it is readily seen that much confusion can be created unintentionally in this manner. During the afternoons, particularly from 2 o'clock on, the necessity for the congested situation is practically relieved. However, students often congregate in the halls, forgetting that there are many laboratory classes as well a3 the library in use. The Moench Building is also used considerably by various clubs and study groups of the city during the afternoons and evenings. Realizing that a good balance between scholarly academic attainment and wholesome social contacts is most desirable and beneficial, it appears only logical that provision should be made such that these objectives be accomplished in harmony with each other rather than in conflict. It is with this idea in mind that the following suggestions of remedy are given: 1. The congestion in the Moench Building can be relieved by scheduling physical education classes in the mornings as well as afternoons. This is being done for the spring quarter. 2. Equip the lobby of the Gymnasium such that it can be used during class hours for seminar or discussion groups at noon for mixed social contacts. A committee composed of Stanley Mansfield, Jane Nickson and Darrell Peterson ha3 already been selected to make suitable arrangements for the use of the lobby. Attention is also called to the fact that the Ladies' Lounge is open for daily use by the women of the college. 3. Budget your time throughout the day such that the Moench Building can be set aside as a study center and our $300,000 Gymansium become the social center. 4. Make social contacts between classes but be sure to get to classes, the library or the gymnasium before the second bell. Seldom should it be necessary or even desirable for people to be in the halls during class periods. 5. Remember that classes, meetings, and the library are carrying on in the afternoons and evenings, and deserve our cooperation.The Weber College Student Body is noted for its ability to recognize problems when they arise and has demonstrated its ability to meet adequately these problems and make desirable adjustmnts. After all, meeting problems and making the necessary adjustments is the every day life of the educated. There is every reason to believe that Weber College will again arise to the occasion. M. L. Stevenson ORCHIDS - GARDINIA and ROSE CORSAGES at ARTISTIC FLORAL rhone611 2454 Washington Blvd For Best Jewelry Repairing .... GEO F. VAUGHN, Jeweler Wutih and Clock Repairing All ffrork Guaranteed West of Ogden Theatre TO THE AID OF THE PARTY Reply to "Who Will Protect the College Girl?" We women students of Weber were amazed that you, Mr. Mc-Ewan, a man of intelligence, ideals, ambitions, and a variety of thoughts (no sarcasm intended) should ask such a question. It is unbelievable and discouraging to learn that a young man can spend two years here at Weber and still not "know his 'wimmen.' " The impression we girls of Weber gained from your recent article is that you dated a girl who took you for a golden tree and thought all she had to do was pluck the shiny dollars from your limbs. She, to use a trite expression, took you for all she could get, then gave you the run-around. You couldn't figure it out. You probably went home, studied yourself in a mirror, tried to discover what Robert Taylor's got that you haven't and then decided girls wouldn't know a good thing if they stumbled over it. "The only thing they know isgold-digging." In the first place, no girl expects to eat before and after the show or dance, unless she has been fasting for a couple of weeks. Most girls are not out merely for all they can get. Especially if they think anything of the fellow. And show me the fellow who isn't ready to eat twice as much as his date does, anyway. Just because he has advanced as far as college is no assurance he has lost his 'little-boy' appetite. They all have 'em. Secondly, if a fellow arrives early for his date, or if she is not ready (because she is putting in her time for his benefit), he should have enough poi3e to be at ease in any situation, whether her little brother wants to pound on him with his new hammer, or her father wishes to secretly find out his I. Q. If it would not be too presumptuous, may we offer a Subtle hint to a few of you disillusioned Romeos? Learn to Shag, to Susie Q, and when someone 3tarts a battle of wits don't let the "girl friend" know you are unarmed. When you get so busy figuring out ways to impress us with your "Taylorish profile" that your conversation consists chiefly of "Yeah, you said it, babe," and "Oh, is zat so," we start figuring out ways to keep the evening from being a complete flop. It is only when a girl becomes bored with her companion that she begins thinking about something to eat and the picture featuring Clark Gable at the Orpheum. And by the way, we don't like that crack you made about having to see a show twice. You seem to 3et yourself up as a silent, suffering martyr. Speak up, boy, assert yourself! She's no mind reader. If you haven't the gumption to tell her you've already seen it, why holler? And lastly, upon starting up said canyon, boy puts arm around girl, who is immediately filled with various and sundry thoughts such as: "What terrible technique," or "Hunim, he's been around," or "Who does he think I am, that little "fasty" he was out with last week?" or "He won't ask me again if I resist," or "He won't ask rne again if I'm too easy!" You see, fellows, it isn't as simple as you think. Then there's always the happy thought that if you do let your generous and thoughtful escort keep you warm, he might be just thoughful enough to spread the good news a Paul Revere, so to speak, (Swing it, Bagley), and no girl is gong to thank him for the publicity. Think it over, boys, think it over. Weber Coeds MY JOB IS A CINCH, HUH? So the editor does all the work and I just string along with her, do I? Huh, do you know what an assistant editor does? No, I didn't think so. Well, I'll tell you. The editor makes assignments to the reporters, and I get the reports from the reporters. Well, anyhoo, I try to get 'em! What? Oh, all I have to do is walk up and ask for the stories that's easy. Well, let me tell you what happens when I do that. I see a familiar figure in the center of a group of students who are discussing the high and low points of the last basketball game and the popcorn balls which the W. A. A. made and sold to unsuspecting victims. (Incidentally, I ruined a gold filling on one of the many unpopped kernels they contained.) I was right. That fellow standing in the Hitlerish pose and shouting, "Down with pop corn balls", is just the guy I'm after. I get almost to his side when I see him glance furtively in my direction, turn and start down the hall. Well, I catch him and ask for his story, but does he give it to me? No, he "hasn't got it." I control my temper and tell him to get it in today, but he says tomorrow. Again I say "Today" and again he says "Tomorrow". I'm getting up steam to tell him off when the bell rings and a deluge of student3 swamp me. Quickly I pull over to one side, expecting my companion to do likewise, but the next time I see him he is disappearing around the corner. While I am standing there counting to ten, up walks the editor and asks me for the article I was supposed to get from the reporter. When I tell her he hasn't written it yet, she sarcastically asks why I didn't write it myself then, and stamps disgustedly down the hall leaving me standing with my mouth open, wondering what the the rest of the staff is for? Thorn McAn Specialize in College Styles BOB BAR-B-QUE 7te OuUide WetlJ By Paul Grogger They would garrot democracy! Recently a bill was introduced into Congress which would have given the American people who do the paying, fighting, and dying in every war the right to have their say on the United States declaring war against an enemy country. This bill was known as the Ludlow Referendum Proposal. It proposed to add an amendment to the Constitution, providing that "except in the event of an invasion of the United States or its territorial possessions or an attack upon its citizens residing therein," the authority of Congress to declare war shall not become effective until confirmed by a majority of all the votes cast in a nation-wide referendum. It is amazing to note the storm of protest that this bill received. Landon denounced it.Ex-secretary of State Stimson damned it. Senator Key Pittman, big navy man, waxed caustic about it. A former ambassador to Great Britain indorses it, and 218 congressmen voted it out of Committee onto the floor for regular session debate. It is well to note that the New Deal politicians were against it, but men who know what war actually is from bitter experience on the battlefield, were all for it. The assertion made by Colonel (ex-secretary of state) Stimson that a hostile force, after defeating the navy, could "not only in twenty-four hours strike a devastating blow at one of our great cities, but could within a week thereafter land a hostile force of at least 100,000 men" i3 simply puerile. The best the United States could do in the World War was to transport 300,000 men to France within thirty days. To do it the government had to use every boat it could beg, borrow, or steal remember the Leviathan.We had two navies to convoy them and our troops landed on friendly territory, and once there, had railroads at their disposal to carry them instantly to the front. Any military expert of any standing whatsoever knows that it would be an impossible feat to land 100,000 men on American soil in less than six weeks, using 2 00 ships under full naVal protection. (Assume, even that our own army had evacuated the coast and that our citizens welcomed the invaders with buffet lunches and gave them a lift inland). So, sorry as it may seem, Mr. Stimson is merely one of the great army of Saber-rattling jingoists, and should be treated as such. The most despicable thing that "jingoists" of the Stimson type do is to betray with callous indifference the young generation of today. These worthless officials and' ex-officials, who will never seen a trench again (if they ever have) are so set on their own aims that they w-ill not only down a proposal for a referendum, but lead the way in a gigantic drive, backed by the propagandists, com-mercialist, industrial interests, statesmen, and the profiteers; then indeed has the true spirit of democracy died and has been replaced by almighty dollar sign. It is revolting that such men at the head of our government, should be so cold-blooded as to condemn to death or life-long misery, masses of innocents to arouse them to die to preserve their own interests. When such a condition comes to pass, then democracy is laid to rest in a potter's field. Monson: Marjorie, please stand up and let me look at the outline of your rebuttal.