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ders to Bozeman Meet 1,„ New officers or 059-1960 Phi Beta Lambda national business social organization for high school and college students at Eastern Montana College of Education are Ron Fisher, presi- dent; Jim Petersen, vice president; Frances Ramsay, secretary - treasurer; Dick Beaver, pub- licity, and Patricia Beckert, program chairman. Miss A. Eckstrand is advisor. The RETORT Vol. 12, No. 7 Billings, Montana May 15, 1959 Mother's Dag Program Success Exhibitton Begins McIntosh To Speak Commencement Day Dr. Carl W. McIntosh, president of Idaho State College, will de- liver the commencement address at Eastern Montana College of Education. Dr. Robert Waterman, com- mencement week planner, reveal- ed that Dr. McIntosh has accept- ed the speaking engagement which will highlight commencement day exercises Monday, June 8. Dr. McIntosh has served as president of Idaho State since 1947. He has been associated in various capacities with that col- lege since 1939 with the exception of a period of Army service dur- ing World War II. He originally joined the Idaho staff as an in- structor of speech. He is a member of the Steering Committee for the Pacific North- west Conference on higher edu- cation and past chairman of the Higher Commission of the North- west Association of secondary and higher schools. CAMPUS TOT SMART IN ART A picture drawn by one of the students at Eastern's campus school will be featured by the National Kindergarten Associ- ation in an exhibit at New York University, Dr, Willard 0. Stibal, director of the campus school, said recently. The picture was selected by the Association from over 13,000 pic- tures received from various kin- dergartens throughout the coun- try. The selection was made by a grcup of specialists in art and early childhood education. Dr. Stibal was notified of the selection by letter. He said that Mrs. Virginia Simison. campus kindergarten teacher, and Mrs. Helene Northcutt, college art con- sultant, sent the Association the children works from which the award pictare was chosen. The child who cirew the winning pic- ture was not identifier', Dr. Stibal concluded. Fifteen women nt leVers from Eastern will leave this after- noon for Montana State ` Coe 'to attend a dinner meeting with the officers and members of the Associated Women Students. The Bozeman meeting will—be helellr - Gotain information con- cerning procedures which will be followed in organizing the Asso- ciated Women Students organiza- tion at Eastern. The Eastern group will discuss the organization with the Bozeman group at a dinner Dr. Carl W. McIntosh, presi- dent of Idaho State College, presents the main commence- ment address at Eastern's grad- uation exercises, June 8. It is a mother's desire to know the type of environment that is surrounding her child once he has left her protective, loving care. The past weekend, Eastern gave parents that opportunity by pre- senting a Mother's Day program intended to acquaint parents of Eastern students with the campus, and members of our faculty. Eastern's Men's and Women's Residence Hall councils, in col- laboration with the college Band Board, sponsored the first annual Mother's Day weekend, May 9, 10. The SUB lounge was the meet- ing place for the first item on the weekend's pr o g r a m. Saturday Eastern's band presented a con- meeting Friday evening. Topics to be covered at the meet- ing include national affiliation, criteria of membership, set-up of AWS governing councils, big-sis- ter organization, relationships of other women's campus groups to AWS, programs sponsored by AWS groups, and general ways in which AWS can help improve the morale of women students on campus. Eastern students will travel in cars and will stay Friday night in college housing. The conference The long awaited Senior Art exhibition is now partially on dis- play in the Student Union Lounge, and is rapidly being completed. All year the Student Lounge has been decorated with paintings and ceramics received from V. I. P.'s. These exhibits have shown fine workmanship and have been looked forward to by Eastern stu- dents. But at last Eastern will have the chance to view their fel- low students' works at the Annual Art Exhibition now on display. Every year the senior art ma- jors who graduate from Eastern must present a comprehensive ex- hibit of their works during spring quarter. The purpose of the exhi- bition is to provide the students with an opportunity to arrange and exhibit material and give cert. After the concert a Mother's Day reception was held honoring the mothers. Approximately 250 people attended these functions. Visiting mothers were accom- modated in the Women's Residence Hall. Breakfast was served cafe- teria style. A noon reception followed by a buffet dinner in the SUB. Thirty fathers and 35 mothers attended the dinner. New copper and brass chafing dishes recently added to the college's list of tangible as- sets, were used to serve salads. During the reception, Don Lofts- garten, treasurer of the Men's Res- idence Hall, presented each mother with a corsage. will end officially Saturday morn- ing, although some of the students plan to remain in Bozeman until Sunday. Students planning to attend the meeting are Sue Klindt, president pro-tern; Sue Thompson, secretary pro - tern; Helen Anderson, Georgia Andrews, Ruth Ann Barnicoat, Carol Cowan, Barbara Finn, Jeri Miller, Sharon Parker, Elaine Stebbins, Nancy Stickelberger, Betty Wilson, Freddie Wilson, Eula Wirz and Judy Schwalger. them the chance to conduct the opening of an exhibition. It is believed that everyone who is an art major should be an artist in his own right in some area of the arts and this exhibition gives them the opportunity to display their works. The artists of this year's exhibi- tion are Jim Poor and Margaret McFarland. Poor is the creator of an original four-by-eight-foot tile mural, which will be on exhibit. Poor made the tile, bisque fired and glazed it, and is now complet- ing the process of adherring the tile to the background. The sub- ject of his mural is The Holy Fam- ily. Poor will also exhibit ceram- ics and etchings. He has accepted a contract to teach art in Great Falls junior high school next year. Jim Kramer, master of cere- monies, made the opening address, then introduced Dr. H. L. Steele, who welcomed the guests. Other speakers were Don Lofts- garten and Eula Wirz. Mrs. George Andrews spoke on behalf of all mothers in attendance. The following members of East- ern's administration and staff were introduced: Dr. Lincoln J. Aikins, Mr. M. E. Johnson, Mr. Harold E. Vestal, Dr. Thomas Moriarty, Dr. Arthur Humphreys and Miss Carol Saunders. The weekend's Mother's Day ac- tivities were concluded by an open rehearsal of the A Cappella Choir Sunday afternoon. SUB Vacancy Exists Karen Wilson, vice-president and representative of the Student Union Board, reports that a va- cancy has occurred on the SUB board due to the withdrawal of Mac Tipton. Miss Wilson stated that this is a one-year vacancy and that the board is looking for a replace- ment. All interested students, in- cluding past defeated candidates, may apply by contacting board President Marvin Carter. The va- cancy will be filled at the next board meeting on May 25, Wilson added. Current officers are Carter, Ruth Ann Barnicoat, secretary, and Ginger Ramus, treasurer, and Miss Wilson. Cooper, Grover To ttelena Speech Meet E. Lyle Cooper, chairman of the English department, accompanies Richard C. Grover, campus foren- sics director, to Helena today for a meeting of the Montana Asso- ciation of Speech Teachers. Various representatives of the branches of the university system will confer with Miss Harriet Miller, Superintendent of Public Instruction, on a unified speech program for college majors and minors, Grover said. The purpose of the conference is to set standards prerequisite to making speech a required subject in Montana High Schools. Thus college graduates will have the same background and required subjects, regardless of which uni- versity unit they graduate from. McFarland graduated from MSC in applied arts and entered Eastern to work for her certificate. Lith- ography and jewelry will consti- tute the majority of her exhibit. Monday at 7:30 p. m., the two students will host a coffee hour for relatives, friends, and stu- dents of the art department. The students will explain their works and be available for any questions that may be asked. All interested students and faculty members are invited to attend this fine show, which is handled completely by Poor and McFarland. Mr. Pomeroy, art instructor, left today to attend the Montana In- stitute of Arts Festival in Great Falls. Pomeroy is the state chair- man of the Fine Arts Division. Inge's 'Bus Stop' Starts Thursday On stage next Thursday, Fri- day and Saturday the Eastern Katoya Players will present their spring quarter production, \Bus Stop.\ The engaging three-act comedy hit produced on stage and screen will be given on stage of the Administration Building. \Bus Stop,\ a story of a ro- mance that got started on the wrong foot, was written by Wil- liam Inge and was published by the Dramatists Play Service. The characters around whom the plot is built are as varied as they are comical. For all of its humor, how- ever, the play is not ele- ments of pathos. The action, which takes place in a small diner at a bus stop in Kansas, consists mainly of the ef- forts of a Montana cowboy, Bo Decker, to take a chanteuse, Cherie, back to Montana with him. Complications arise from the fact that Cherie doesn't want to go with him. Members of the cast are Nancy Englehardt as Elma Duckworth, a waitress; Donna Helier as Grace Haylord, owner of the diner; Jim Meeks as Will Masters, sheriff; Neal Lininger as Dr. Gerald Ly- man, a former college professor; Jerry Schmitz as Carl, the bus driver; Jim Kramer as Virgil Blessing, a ranch hand; Dick West- well as Bo Decker, and Barbara Huber as Cherie. The play is un- der the direction of William Stur- dy, director of dramatic activities at ,Eastern. P.E. Plant Up in 1 61 By Barbi Huber An interview with Dr. H. L. Steele, president of Eastern, re- vealed that construction on the new physical education building at Eastern will begin on October 1 of this year. The building will be inaugurated in a game with MSU, MSC, or Wyoming univer- sity. It is hoped that construction will be completed between Janu- ary 1 and 15 of 1961. Bids from various construction concerns will be called at the August meeting of the State Board of Education, and contracts will be let at the September meeting of the board, Steele said. He revealed that attempts had been made by certain board mem- bers to reduce the size and facil- ities of the building, but that the original plans will be carried through. The building is to be financed by way of student building fees. Students voted last spring on a $10 increase which brings the building fee to $10 per quarter. The building will be available for use by all students at Eastern. It will house all the P.E. classes, and will be used by interamural as well as intercollegiate sporting events. Student organizations and groups may also use the facilities as may individual students, Steele said. He emphasized that the ad- dition of the building to the cam- pus does not represent an in- creased emphasis on intercolle- giate sports, but rather an in- creased interest in P.E. activities for all students.