The Montanomal (Dillon, Mont.) 1926-1949, February 23, 1949, Image 1

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• Bulldogs—Keep the Conference Lead—Beat the Mines! THE Montana State Volume XXVII. • Good Luck to Our Ski Queen Candidate, Elaine Thompson. OMAL Normal College Dillon, Montana, Wednesday, February 23, 1949 Number 9 Two One-Act Plays Are Presented At Assembly Today Two one-act plays are being pre­ sented at the assembly this morning. The characters in “The Witch” by John Masefield are: The actress, Darlene Carkeet; the lady, Mary Ann Blazich, and the maid, Mary Lueck. This play is directed by Don­ ald Wallin and Beverly Mosby. Characters in “The Glittering Gate” by Baron Dunsany are: Bill, Howard Hanson; and Jim, Paul Hol- loran. Alfred Simonsen directs the play. Donald Wallin and Alfred Si­ monsen are also in charge of the stage sets. Training School Classes See Art Program A rt History and Appreciation class gave a program before the training school Thursday, Feb. 17, at 11:00 a. m., on the art of ancient Egypt, concentrating on the architecture, sculpture, and painting of these peo­ ple. The program consisted of a se­ ries of pictures shown on the screen and a well-planned discussion of the pictures. Those preparing and participating in the program were Marian Hanson, Phil Jones, Hugh Simmons, Donald Wallin, Romona Simon, Marie Van- degrift, and Jack Reinwand, all members of the A rt club. Hugh Simmons modeled a clay pyramid which was cut in half to show the interior of the ancient pyramid, and he also explained all of the points and details of his model. Phil Jones made photographs from books of several Egyptian pictures so that they could be shown on the projec­ tor. Don Wallin and Marie Vande- grift tinted these photographs and also drew pictures to be used on the projector. Ramona Simon gave the introduction to the program, and Marian Hanson acted as narrator for the entire program. During the pic­ tures, Jack Reinwand gave explana­ tions of the details and media. Kappa Pi Initiates Elda Fowler, Moiese, became a member of Kappa Pi, Art club honor society, Thursday, Feb. 17. Elda re­ cently became a member of the Art club and has shown much art ability through work in class and out of class. Kappa Pi now has six active members. Marian Hanson Reinstated Art club members reinstated Ma­ rian Hanson into the club at their last meeting Tuesday evening, Feb. 15. Marian had to withdraw her membership in 1947 because of ill­ ness. Other business discussed was the Vodvil stunt and the annual Art club formal dance. The group pic­ ture was taken at this meeting. • CALENDAR One-Act Plays ..................... Feb. 23 Mines, B u tte .................. Feb. 25, 26 Carroll, here ................. Mar. 4, 5 K. Z. N. Dance ...................... Mar. 5 Music, Phys. Ed. Assembly. Mar. 9 End of Quarter ................... Mar. 18 Regional Conference Recommends Higher Standards—Equal Pay President Jordan returned Sunday from a meeting of the Regional Con­ ference on Teacher Education and Professional Standards which was held in the Davenport Hotel in Spo­ kane, February 11 and 12. The groups discussing “Achieving Higher Standards of Certification” concluded that all states should de­ mand four years training now, within a short time five years. They believe that there should be no difference between elementary and high schools either as to training or sal­ ary. There is a tremendous need for elementary teachers, 100,000 a year for the next ten years. There are now being trained only 20,000 a year. As there will be a surplus of high school teachers in the next 10 years, it was predicted that the high school teachers will have to re-train for elementary school teaching, tak­ ing from one to three quarters. The group of which President J o r­ dan was chairman felt that the tre­ mendous shortage in the elementary field is due to the fact that there are lower salaries and some discrim­ ination between elementary and high school teachers. It was recom­ mended that standards for the ele­ mentary teachers be raised so there will be equal salaries for elementary and high school teachers; also that scholarships be offered to help high school students train. High school counselors should bring out the need and advantage of teacher training. The Montana Education Associa- (Continued on page 3) Student Wives Plan Many Activities One of the active college off-cam­ pus organizations is that of the Stu­ dent Wives. Meetings are held once a month, each hostess providing the entertainment. Stenciling has been the activity engaged in most recent­ ly. A food sale and a dinner dance with the husbands as special guests are scheduled for the near future. Officers are Mrs. Bill Treglown, president; Mrs. Dale Dart, vice pres­ ident; Mrs. Dominick Ruffatto, sec­ retary - treasurer; Mrs. W i l l i a m Straugh, sponsor. Elaine Thompson Is Campus Candidate Elaine Thompson was chosen as a candidate to represent the M.S.N.C. Ski Club at the ski carnival to be held at Elkhorn Lodge on February 26 and 27. Various organizations from Beaverhead county will have candidates for the crown of the ski queen. From these girls, one will be chosen to reign as queen at Elkhorn. This lucky winner will be given a free trip to Whitefish where a sec­ ond elimination contest will be held during the National Ski Meet on March 5. To be eligible as a queen candi­ date, the girls must be between the ages of 16 and 20 and unmarried. It is not necessary that contestants be able to ski, for they will be judged according to personality, poise, char­ acter and general appearance in ski togs. The national ski queen will be given a week’s vacation at Whitefish with instructions from the famous skier, Toni Matt. In addition to this, she will receive a complete ski out­ fit including skis, poles, boots, and wearing apparel. Students Take Part in M.I.A. Drama Festival The cast of “Ghost Town” left in the college station wagon at 8 a. m., February 10, to attend the Drama Festival in Helena. Those who at­ tended were Bill Spahr, A1 Fidler, and Bill Jolly, accompanied by Miss Helen Campbell and Mrs. Bill Spahr. Three plays by Robert Finch, in­ cluding “Ghost Town,” and western folk dances were presented in the Civic auditorium on February 11. Beaverhead County high school pre­ sented “Summer Comes to the Dia­ mond O”; Helena high school pre­ sented “The Desert Shall Rejoice”; (Continued on page 2) O. K Moe Meets Student Teachers O. K. Moe, director of training, met with the student teachers Wed­ nesday, February 9. He explained what makes a teacher good. The necessary qualifications were ex­ plained as to how an “A,” “B,” or “C” grade is earned, and why a “D” grade is sometimes given. A general discussion was held aft­ er his talk which gave everybody a chance to ask question about which he or she was concerned. Mr. Moe said that ninety minutes of actual teaching are required ev­ ery day. This gives the practice teacher time to prepare his or her assignments for presentation or to go to another class for observation. M. S.N.C. Becomes Western Mont. College Of Education, July 1. Western Montana College of Edu­ cation has been approved by the Thirty-first Legislative Assembly as the new name for Montana State Normal College. Governor John W. Bonner signed the bill last week, and this name will officially go into ef­ fect July 1. Diplomas and degrees will be is­ sued in March and June from the Montana State Normal College. However, beginning in August all degrees and diplomas will be grant­ ed by the Western College of Edu­ cation. This new name will be used offi­ cially for the first time on the 1949 summer school schedule. Dr. Sheldon E. Davis, President Emeritus, Speaks at Assembly “What If is the front side of ad­ venture,” stated Dr. Sheldon E. Davis, president emeritus of M.S. N. C. Dr. Davis spoke at an assembly Wednesday morning, January 18, in the M.S.N.C. auditorium. Speaking further on his topic “What If’s,” Dr. Davis said that ordinarily active minds have several “what if’s.” He pointed out that it is very fortunate that most “what if’s” do not happen. Dr. Davis then applied the “what if’s” to foreign affairs. He discussed the “what if” of a war with Russia and then the “what if” of peace throughout the world. He then sum­ marized the different purposes of the Marshall Plan and the plan for the union of the western European countries. Dr. Davis then told of some of the conditions existing in Greece, Jerusalem, Indonesia, and in the South American countries. Coming close to topics at home, Dr. Davis concluded his speech with a discussion of “what if’s” concern­ ing problems in the United States. These included the last presidential election and a possible depression. Dr. Davis also spoke at the Inter­ national Relations club last night. Production Date Is Set for “The Gondoliers” Mr. Jackson, director of the oper­ etta, “The Gondoliers,” has an­ nounced the date of presentation. March 24 will be the initial perform­ ance, followed by a second showing on March 25. Though there has been a slight change in the original cast, rehears­ als are now in full swing and are bringing enthusiasm for those who are eagerly looking forward to the first public appearance of the cast.

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