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Chanticleers and staff members wish Miss Albertson success. T H E Montana State • Thank you, Mrs. Emeriek, for our Montanomal signs. OMAL Normal College Volume XXII. Dillon, Montana, Wednesday, November 3, 1943. Number 1 Piano Lessons Are Free to Students Of M.S.N.C. Regular College Fees Cover Lessons In Music. At M.S.N.C. piano lessons are now offered free to the students. This new plan was inaugurated in the fall of 1942 so that toy buying their own music and paying a small sum for the use of a practice piano a student has no other fees to pay. This plan increased the number of students taking lessons nearly fifty per cent. Even so, it will toe some time before M.S.N.C. can fill the demand for teachers who are strong in music. “The instruction is planned to meet the needs and desires of each individual with no restrictions placed on these persons taking lessons other than the fact that they must work sufficiently to show that they are doing their utmost to benefit to the fullest from their instruction,” said Ralph McFadden, assistant pro fessor of music in charge of piano instruction. “Piano study in the past has helped students,” Mr. Mc Fadden said, “in some of the follow ing ways: “For the beginner': A better un- (Continued on page 3) Write to the Boys In the Service Genevieve Green, degree graduate in the class of 1942, visited M.S.N.C. October 14. She is a corporal in the WAC and stationed at Georgefield, Illinois, where she works in the classification department. Her work consists of interviewing cadets, en listed men, and WACS. She and her co-workers keep records of spe cial abilities and make up the rec ords—all for the purpose of placing each man where he will have the most combat efficiency. They also select the schools for those who have special abilities and need spe cial training. One other duty is to administer tests, including the Army General Classification test. Charles Osborne has been at the Massachusetts Institute of Tech nology for' the past several months. He is taking a general electrical en gineering course. Last spring he was injured in a football game at M.I.T. and as a result was hospital ized for five weeks. Alden Mast, degree graduate in 1942, now a seaman first class in the U. S. Navy, visited the Normal Col lege October 13. He had spent his (Continued on page 2) Students Entertain County Federation Of Women’s Clubs June Tasa and Alice Davis, ac companied toy Jeanette Spaberg and Mrs. Ben Davis, respectively, enter tained with vocal solos at Beaver head County Federation of Wom en’s club program Saturday after noon, October 16, at the dormitory. Kathleen Tschache, Betty Bennett, Alice Davis, Clarence Brammer, and Jeanette Spaberg presented a dra matic performance Craig’s Wife, which was directed by Miss Myrtle Savidge. House Council Activities Get Under Way The governing body of the Resi dence Halls, the House Council, met September 21, to begin planning their year’s activities. The presi dent, Kathleen Tschache, presided. Others present were: Virginia Beel, vice-president; Anna Hardy, secre tary-treasurer; Florence LaCasse, sophomore representative; and Miss Georgia Mathews, sponsor. The events so far sponsored by the House Council are: the formal reception in the Residence Halls; the annual Go-Day at Torrey; the Splash party for' all faculty and College women; the birthday party in the Residence Halls; and the all college Gingham and Jeans party. At a fireside October 5, Jean Ellsworth of Deer Lodge, was elect ed the freshman representative. The duties of both the sophomore and freshmen representative are to re port any complaints or suggestions that girls might give them to fur- (Continued on page 3) Prof. Light Is Elected Sponsor Of Foreign Relations Professor Lee R. Light was voted sponsor of Foreign Relations club at a meeting held Wednesday night in the College. Mr. Light also spoke to the club on the subject, “Keeping Up With the Times.” In order to keep up with the times Professor' Light says one must read at the very least a daily news paper, a weekly magazine as Time and Life, a monthly magazine as the Reader’s Digest. Every student should spend at least one-half hour every day reading a newspaper. He also discussed some of the latest happenings in the world today. Betty Bennett, president, urges everyone to come to these meet ings. M.S.N.C. Spends Annual Go Day At Torrey Lodge A singing truck roared through Dillon toward Torrey Lodge, the destination of M.S.N.C. students, on the morning of September 30. The faculty followed close behind for they, too, were to spend the annual “Go Day” in the mountains. They arrived at their destination about eleven o’clock. Before the picnic lunch was served, various games were played. The lunch was a “typical picnic lunch,” potato salad, buns, weiners, baked beans, ice cream, cake and coffee. After lunch, sports again were popular, for there were several ex citing horseshoe games pitched. Some students enjoyed scenic hikes, others relaxed on the various cots in the Lodge. The truck left Torrey about three o’clock that afternoon. War Conditions Call M.S.N.C. Faculty To Numerous Places Work Transferred to Other Members of Staff M.S.N.C. teachers of the 1942-43 term, absent on leave, are now in all corners of the globe in w ar and various other activities. Rush Jordan, professor of social studies, is at Ellensburg, Washing ton, where he is teaching social studies to army students. Mr. Jor dan left for this position last winter, and he says it is very interesting work. Jessie L. Duboc, education, is at present with her sister' in Fromberg. Miss Duboc has also visited rela tives in the East. She is spending her time writing. Marjorie C. Hamer, physical edu cation, is now in England where she is club director of overseas work for the Red Cross. She spent several weeks training in Washington, D. C., and New York City before she was sent overseas. Ruth Phelps, dramatics and phy sical education, is attending the dra matic school at the Pasadena Play House in California. Miss Phelps was granted a scholarship this fall after attending school there last summer. William Straugh, physical educa tion and mathematics, has recently left Florida for California. “Coach” Straugh, now a lieutenant (j. g.) in the Navy, is instructing cadets in navigation. Dr. Marlin K. Farmer, social studies, is now teaching at the Uni versity of Ohio in Columbus. He (Continued on page 4) Exceptional Child School Opens At M.S.N.C., Sept. 27 Mrs. Octavia Graves Is in Charge of New Department The school for exceptional chil dren opened Monday, September 27, at the Montana State Normal Col lege. At the present time there are thirteen children enrolled, but others may enroll later, since, for the most part, work is arranged upon an indi vidual basis, each child advancing at the rate of progress possible to his ability. To give the non-resident children a taste of “dorm” life, the entire first floor wing of the Residence Hall is being used by them. A play room has been provided with a piano for those who have an interest in music. Mrs. Clark Anderson of Dillon is employed as chief matron. The school work itself wthidh is being conducted on the first floor of the library building is under the general direction of Mrs. Octavia Graves, whose extended training in cludes specialized study of many exceptional types. (Continued on page 3) Awards Are Announced at First Assembly Mr. Ralph McFadden acted as chairman of the first college assem bly held Tuesday afternoon, October' 19, at two o’clock. , Musical selections were presented by June Tasa who was accompanied by Jeanette Spaberg. J. Ford Mc- Bain suggested nominations be made for Student Activity Committee. “Looking Downward, Upward, Backward, Forward” was the theme of a short address given .toy Dr. Davis. Awards earned during preceding semesters were presented by Dr. Davis. Scarcity of materials made it impossible to award letters umtil the present. Letters awarded for (Continued on page 3) COLLEGE WOMEN AT GINGHAM AND JEANS PARTY Faculty and students got together for a gingham and jeans party F ri day night, October 29. Everyone came in couples and danced to old- time music. A prize was given' to Ethel Trask and Betty Hansen as the best dressed couple. Several dances were demonstrated; the polka, rye waltz, and a square dance. This party was sponsored by the House Council. A lunch of cider and waf ers was served.