The Montanomal (Dillon, Mont.) 1926-1949, February 23, 1949, Image 2

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Page Two T H E M O N T A N O M A L Wednesday, February 23, 1949 Volume XXVII. THE MONTANOMAL Number 9 CHANTICLEER CLUB, Published by the M ONTANA STATE NORMAL Dillon, Montana COLLEGE Wednesday, February 23, 1949 Subscription Rates — $1.00 a Year DOROTHY TYRO ......... STAFF ...EDITOR FRED SEARLE ________ _____ PRESIDENT OF CHANTICLEERS WILMA STRAND, MARY BLAZICH ......... BUSINESS MANAGERS REPORTERS: Rose Badovinatz William Drew Donald Ellsworth Jacqueline Graves Margaret Johnston Rosemary Lane «$$$» t Sylvia McCarthy John McMeekin Wayne Nelson Francis Pettit Ramona Simon Beverly Eddington Donald Wallin ARE YOU CHEATING YOURSELF? LSI RE you cheating yourself out of a college education? Your reply may be “Of course not! I’m attending Montana State Normal College.” But wait a minute. If statistics could be quoted, a surprisingly large number of the enroll­ ment here at our college are merely cheating themselves out of an education. How? By cheating through examinations. When I left high school, I left pig tails, paper wads, and bubble gum, but following through from high school to college are a few individuals who haven’t the knowledge, courage, or pride to throw out their “ponies” or crutches when it comes time for an exam. Most students, by the time they reach college age, should be old enough to stand on their own two feet and realize the importance of gaining grades on their own ability. Playing the ponies is a gamble at any race track. It’s an even greater gamble to depend on “ponies” to put you through college. The honor system has been successfully carried out in many colleges. But, before such a system can succeed, students need to realize the importance of being independent and having a desire to learn rather than to slide through a course on the knowl­ edge the guy next door has gained. It’s truly a serious problem whenever it appears. It’s serious because those who want to go through school on their own abilities have a struggle and those who insist on cheating will find them­ selves in a difficult position when the time comes that they must rely on their own inadequate abilities. DEMAND FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS GREATER THAN SUPPLY The demand for elementary school teachers is gaining impetus for the coming school term. Letters from both local and out-of-state school boards asking for teachers are pour­ ing into the Appointments office. “Most of the demand now is for first grade teachers,” Mrs. Dillavou said, “and it will follow this wave of youngsters through school.” Prospective teachers are asked to note, also, the fields of teaching in which the teacher supply is ade­ quate. Contrary to some reports, most high schools have enough teachers. All teacher-trainees are urged to consider work in the elementary grades. Many cities now offer a single wage scale to both grade and high school teachers. Those who are to receive diplomas or degrees from the Normal College should have no trouble in finding a satisfactory teaching position—and it is not too early to start looking. The Appoint­ ments office is here to assist stu­ dents; notices are posted on the bul­ letin board. Mrs. Dillavou will help applicants find desirable positions. STUDENTS TAKE PART IN M.I.A. DRAM A FESTIVAL (Continued from page 1) Helena high school also presented several folk dances. These perform­ ances were witnessed by approxi­ mately 3,000 people including Gov­ ernor Bonner and members of the state legislature. After the presentation of the plays and dances, a reception was held where there was an exhibit of Mon­ tana arts and crafts. President Rush Jordan’s collection of Nez Perce' ar­ rowheads was on exhibition there. The festival was sponsored by the Montana Institute of Arts, and the Helena high school acted as host. It was the first festival sponsored by the M.I.A., whose purpose is to en­ courage fine arts in Montana. In regard to the festival, Mr. Spahr made the following statement: “It is one of the finest things done in dra­ ma in recent years in the state of Montana. The plays produced were a fine compliment to Mr. Finch be­ cause his work was the only work of a Montana playwright that was produced at this festival.” Mrs. Dorothy Ann Forrester will be guest speaker at the meeting of the International Relations club on Tuesday evening, March 8. • Reviewing Stand The breath of spring is but the turning of the calendar sheet away. Ah! sweet spring and what it does to us scholarly students—studying becomes a thing of the past, laziness in its many forms possesses our ac­ tions, and that everlasting “love bug” nips at us—we only call it Spring Fever. Isn’t spring wonder­ ful? Drifted snow, which continues to do thusly just when a Chinook is in store, may allow the grass to peep through soon—after all July isn’t too far off. Birds will return from their cozy shelter in the warm South, and flowers will bloom, causing fragrant aromas to mix with the summer breezes which will melodically blow through the freshly budded trees. Twosomes will again stroll around the campus hand in hand and the clean fresh air will stimulate the power of concentration on the finer things in life. Yes, this is spring, and it is just a dream away. One could close both eyes away from the white blanket outside, cast aside snowboots, coats, mittens, and earmuffs and actually feel the touch of spring. Hearts are beating in new directions all about us. The Sweet­ hearts’ Ball reversed the dating and the results seem favorable. Phyllis Carmin steps into the limelight with that ever-popular Phil Jones. Seems to me we shall be seeing these two around together to help enjoy the warm spring air with the rest of the happy collegiates. That “bug” seems to have bitten June Balfour and Deane Kleinhans. Jack Frost gave them a good start, but the thoughts of spring are hav­ ing more of an effect. You can see these two together almost anytime, and my observance has been one of good authority. This bit of humor on their part was such fun to watch —Deane and June were sipping cokes at a far table in the Snack Bar, and Deane instantly turns his at­ tention to June. He encourages her to devour her beverage with rapid progress, and she, thinking that he had some purpose in mind that was of benefit to her, does just that. Breathlessly she lifts her head as the last sip is drawn through the straw—Deane smiles and says, “Now I’ll drink mine.” That’s gratitude for you! Ah, to be in love. Valentine’s Day last Monday was heralded by the shower of packages that arrived at the office in the Resi­ dence Hall. What excitement! The girls, opening their packages, found heart-shaped boxes of candy, beauti­ fully decorated cakes, and other wonderful gifts from home—and, of course, from their sweethearts. RECITAL TOMORROW Tomorrow at 4 o’clock, Mr. Mc- Fadden will present the following students of his college class in a matinee recital: Jack Rector, Fran­ ces McGowan, Carole Henderson, Marian Hanson, Kathleen Tubman, Erma Warner, and Dorothy Newnes. From this town class the following will be heard: Lindy McLaughlin, Dotty Lou Anderson, Shirley Peter­ son, Barbara Redman, Marian Mc­ Donald, Elizabeth McCollum, Caro­ lyn Sargent and Elizabeth and Caro­ lyn McFadden. Dr. Baker Speaks To Inter-varsity Group Dr. Baker of the local Presbyte­ rian Church was the guest speaker Thursday night at the Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship meeting. The theme of his speech was “The Two Problems Before Us Today: What This Nation Needs, and What Does the Nation Need in You.” Summing up the first problem, the speaker said that this country needs truthful politicians, truthful politics, and honest statesmen. Next he told of the world’s first democracy—that is, the one Moses founded, stressing the fact that they had honest lead­ ers. In concluding the first problem Dr. Baker said “This nation needs representative men who fear God, who tell the truth, and who are above graft.” On the second prob­ lem he said this nation needs people who are fair and honest, and men who do justice to others. In conclu­ sion he reminded us of the adage “The truth shall make you free.” The Inter-varsity Christian Fel­ lowship group, although few in num­ ber, find some education in their friendly meetings. They also want it known that anyone wishing to at­ tend their meetings is welcome. At their next meeting, March 4, the group will meet at the Presbyterian Church Prayer meeting. The college office has recently re­ ceived the bulletin sent to the rural teachers of Flathead County. The bulletin is both attractive and in­ structive for rural teachers. It was prepared in the office of the county superintendent, Lulu Barnard. PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY • DR. W. J. RÖMERS Dentist Bungalow Dental Office 108 South Washington St. Opposite Texaco Station Phone 114 • DR. J. C. LINDUSKA Dentist Roxy Theatre Building Phone 81-J • DR. R. D. CURRY Dentist Telephone Bldg. Office Phone 355 Residence Phone 54-W • ROBERT F. BELL, M. D. Physician and Surgeon Telephone Building Phones: Home 437-J, Office 437-W • H. A. STANCHFIELD, M. D Physician and Surgeon • DR. W. E. MONGER Osteopathic Physician • GEO. L. ROUTLEDGE, M. D. Physician and Surgeon Telephone Block Office Phone 22 Residence Phone 352 c

The Montanomal (Dillon, Mont.), 23 Feb. 1949, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.