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The RETORT Vol. 12, No. 9. Billings, Montana May 29, 1959 Awards Convocation Tuesday FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE The Registrar's office has announced the Spring Quarter exam schedule. Tests begin Tuesday, June 9, and will last Thursday, June 11. See schedule below for your test period. Regular Class Hour Exam Day All En. 132 and En. 133 Tues. 9 8 a. rn. classes TTh, T. or TThF Tues. 9 8 a. m. classes Daily WF or MWF Tues. 9 9 a. in. classes MWF, MTWF, Daily or MW_ Tues. 9 1 p. m. classes MTh Tues. 9 10 a. m. classes MWF, TThF, MWThF or Wed. 10 11 a. in. classes MTh, Th or TTh Wed. 10 11 a. in. classes MWF, MWThF, WF, Wed. 10 10 a. in. classes TTh or TThF.. Wed. 10 2 p. m. classes TWF, WF.... _ ____ Wed. 10 3 p. m. classes TWF, WF, Thurs. 11 12:00 classes TWF, MTWF or _____ Thurs. 11 2 p. m. classes MTh ___ _ \ Thurs. 11 1 p. in. classes TWF, MTWF or Daily. Thurs. 11 LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING CLASSES Ed 559 Thurs. 4 Ed 412 Sat. 6 En 341, SS 291. Mon. 8 A 144. B 143. B 152, Ed 201, Ed 312. Ed 463, En 368, Ma 153, ML 163. Mu 104, Psy 101, SS 373_ Tues. 9 Ed 342, Ed 336. Ed 550 _ Wed. 10 A 271, B 133, PE 361. Sc 183 Wed. 10 Wide Awakening For Spur Pledges final through Exam Time 8-10 10-12 12-2 2-4 4-6 8-10 10-12 12-2 2-4 4-6 8-10 10-12 12-2 2-4 7-9 9-11 7-9 7-9 4:30-6 7-9 Dr. Charles F. Gruenert, Chair- man of the Scholarships and Awards Committee, announced that Eastern's Honors awards as- sembly is scheduled Tuesday morning during the regular recre- ation period in the gymnasium. The awards assembly is held an- nually at the end of spring quar- ter for the presentation and rec- ognition of scholarships a n d awards presented to students at Eastern by interested organiza- tions, business firms, and indivi- duals. Cash awards ranging from $5 to $220 and will be presented in the fields of athletics, art, dra- matics, education, forensics, jour- nalism, mathematics, pre-engineer- iftg, and science. Group awards will be presented in the fields of athletics, band, dramatics, and forensics and awards will be made to individuals in the other fields. Dr. Gruenert further explained that all the awards are given for specific reasons, ranging from scholarship through performance and need. Some of the awards to be made are the Anita Krueger Trophy, Faculty Women's Club Scholarship, Altrusa Club Prize, the Cliff John- son Award, the Ray Hart Memori- al Prize, Chapter E and Chapter Y of the P.E.O. Sisterhood Schol- arships, Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship, and the Opti-Mrs. Scholarship. The Commencement Ball was in full swing, as couples swirled and swayed to the dreamy mu- sic of Stan Richard's orchestra. The soft shuffling of feet and the swishing of formals were muffled as the music enveloped the couples with its melo dious strains. The lounge was decorated after the theme spring flower garden. Stars, lanterns, and f lowers hung above the heads of the dancers, add- ing the right flavor to the evening's festivities. Berlinsim, Hanson, Kramer Receive Alpha Psi Omega Awards For Best Performances Best actress at Eastern is Rose- mary Berlinsky. Lane Hanson is best actor, and Jim Kramer is best supporting character. These awards were made last Sunday evening at the Alpha Psi Omega annual awards banquet. The members of Alpha Psi Ome- ga and Katoya Players voted to select the best actor, actress, and supporting character. Hanson and Berlinsky took their awards for their roles in \The Night of Janu- ary 16.\ Kramer was given his award for his performance in the recent production, \Bus Stop.\ W. H. Sturdy, director of dramatic activities at Eastern, made the award presentations. An award was also given for the most outstanding contribution for drama for the year. Sturdy an- nounced at the banquet that he had selected Neal Lininger for this award. After the drama awards had been given, the students present- ed Sturdy with a token of their esteem for him as director of the year's productions. Guests of honor at the banquet were Carol Saunders, Dean of Women, E. Lyle Cooper, chairman of the English department, and Carlos Fujiwara of Reporter Printing. The banquet was held near campus at the Starlite Terrace. Voting was done at the banquet. Saunders, Cooper, and Fujiwara were drafted to act as vote-count- ers. Formal Fabulous The Commencement Ball, which was held last Saturday night in the Student Union Building, was well attended. It was estimated that almost 300 people were there. The setting was a lovely spring flower garden, with red, pink, yel- low, orange and white roses, to- gether with imitation graduation caps and diplomas accenting the tables which lined the dance floor. A white garden fence marked the entrance. Lanterns and flowers, hanging decoratively from the ceiling, gave the lounge a soft, romantic atmosphere. The patio was open, giving couples an op- portunity to relax in the warm, spring air and listen to the strains of music coming from Stan Rich- ards' fine orchestra. Girls in lovely, bouffant gowns of white and pastel shades added a gay touch to an evening which —Continued on Page 2 —by Jean Zimbelman The time-5 a. m.; the place—the girls' dorm and several Billings homes; the reason—Spur tapping of pledges; the atmosphere—one of excitement, anticipation, and suspense. Twenty freshman girls were tapped as next year's Spurs to carry on the many activities of service and leadership. They are Rosalyn Doze, Ann Pippin, Judy Rollins, Vivian Stoltenberg, and Mary Mc- Murchie, of Billings; Elizabeth Steensland of Big Timber; Delores Roos, Myrna Brubaker and Sandra Madden of Terry; Carol George of Laurel; Sharon Patek and Diana Gallagher of Bridger; Judith Udin of Fairfield; Darlene Bren of Lindsay; Martha Behrent of Clyde Park; Norma McKerlick of Van Norman; Audreysue Hageness and Patricia Nelson of Lewistown: Sharon Drain of Columbus, and Julie Lesnik of Fishtail. The pledges began their first day as new Spurs when they were awakened at 5 a. m. Tuesday to attend a breakfast in their pajamas. The old and new Spurs introduced themselves and told what the pledges said when they were awakened by their big sister. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the pledges wore black skirts and white blouses and a \Spur\ tag around their necks to indicate they were Spur pledges. Tuesday afternoon the new club members will be elected to the offices of president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, editor, historian, and corresponding secretary. Following the election, the pledges will be required to pass an examination on the constitution, in order to be initiated as Spur members. Wednesday the past and present Spurs will have a picnic at 6 p. m. in Pioneer Park. This will be informal and will serve mostly Pq a get-acqvaintefl-party. Sunday will find the \big sisters\ taking the \little sisters\ as a group to church. At 3:30 p. m. initiation will be held and at 5 p. m. the girls will attend a formal banquet at the Starlite Terrace. Dr. and Mrs. Steele, Dean and Mrs. Price, Miss Saunders, Martha Miller, Charmaine Johns, and Mrs. LaBart will be guests. The highlight of the banquet will be the revealing of the past Spurs' \secret pal\ and recognition of new officers. The outgoing Spurs will help the new Spurs with Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises. A few awards have been made previous to the awards assembly, but the recipients of these awards or scholarships will be recognized Tuesday morning, Dr. Gruenert added. Dr. Gruenert will be the pre- siding official. Music will be af- forded by Eastern's Band, under the direction of R. J. Colwell. Dr. H. L. Steele, President, will ad- dress the convocation on the sig- nificance of the awards convoca- tion which will be followed by the presentation of the Senior Class gift to the school. Carol Brown, a Billings sopho- more majoring in education, who will serve as next year's editor of the Rimrock, will make the annu- al dedication of the yearbook. Following the convocation copies of the Rimrock will be assembled and ready for distribution in the large conference room of the Stu- dent Union Building. Other awards to be presented include: The Western Litho-Print for outstanding Journalism and Yearbook work; The Billings Ga- zette pen and pencil set for Jour- nalism; Koppe Jewelry Co. prize in the field of P.E.; The Chemical Rubber Co. award in Chemistry; Eastern, a $100 PTA Scholarship; The Yellowstone Kiwanis Club, $50 Conservation Award; Billings Hardware, $50 cash prize; Carter Oil, $35 award for high scholas- tiu, Archie Cochf arie Motor Co., $50 award for high scholarship; First National Bank prize to the —Continued on Page 4 FEE REVISION ACTION CLARIFIED In order to clarify questions regarding the recent action of the State Board of Education relative to the raising of fees at Eastern, effective September 1, 1959, the following revisions of fees has been issued, Vice President Dr. L. J. Aikins said. Registration $10.00 per quarter Incidental $30.00 per quarter Student Activity $12.00 per quarter Health Service $ 5.25 per quarter Building Fee $20.00 per quarter Total $83.25 The only fee upped is the building fee, which has been increased $10 per quarter. In addition a general deposit fee is now required of ALL students, not just those enrolled in laboratory-type classes. This fee is now the general deposit fee and does not increase with the num- ber of courses students are enrolled in. The deposit is refundable, less charges, if any, within a reasonable time after the close of each quarter. Spring Production Rated Outstanding Eastern's Little Theatre and the Katoya Players presented Wil- liam Inge's comedy, \Bus Stop,\ last Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings in the large auditorium. \Bus Stop\ was, without a doubt, the year's best dramatic pre- sentation. Barbara Huber played a convincing Cherie, with Nancy Engelhardt doing a polished performance as the waitress, Elma Duck- worth, and Donna Helzer as a realistic restaurant owner, complete to the colorful language. Jim Meeks did credit to the department as the Sheriff and Jim Kramer gave an award-winning characterization of a ranch hand. Those actors with somewhat more experience (having been on stage at least once before) were hard put to keep up with these racing newcomers. Dick Westwell, old pro, did a creditable, though not flaw- less job of playing Bo Decker, hero of the comedy. Jerry Schmitz was one of the most convincing of the cast as Carl, the bus driver, complete with stopover love affair. Neal Lininger played such a con- vincing drunken college prof that one can but wonder who he had observed. Special acknowledgments were made to Io and William M. Willis, Everett Atkinson, Ruth Dye, and Terry Swanson for special last- minute contributions of time and labor on the production. The set and lighting by Sam Weller were particularly well done, picturing a lonely, somewhat dingy restaurant to perfection. But neither it nor the efforts of the cast could overcome the miserable accoustics of the hall and the inadequate and uncomfortable seating. It must be admitted that the players did their utmost to entertain the audience, fighting every step of the way against the immense hulk of the echoing auditorium. It is regrettable that this campus does not have an adequate auditorium to present to the public. This Week at Eastern Miy 29-June 5, 1959 Friday, May 29 Saturday, May 30 (Memorial Day) Sunday, May 31 2:00 p.m.—U.C.C.F.—W.R.H. 3:30 p.m.—Spur Initiation—SUB Monday, June 1 7:30 p.m.—S.E.A.—Ed. 9:00 p.m.—Women's Residence Hall Council—W.R.H. Tuesday, June 2 11:00 a.m.—Awards Assembly—Ad. 11:00 a.m.—Katoya Players—Green Room 11:00 a.m.—I.K.—Sci. 11:00 a.m.—Pen and Rule Club—SUB 11:00 a.m.—Radio-TV Club—Radio-TV Studio 2:30 p.m.—Senior Garden Party— President Steele's 4:00 p.m.—Spurs—SUB 7:00 p.m.—Spurs Study Table—SUB Wednesday, June 3 3:30 p.m.—All-College Tea for Women Students—SUB 6:00 p.m.—Pi Kappa Delta Picnic 6:15 p.m.—Women's Residence Hall Din- ner—Turf Penthouse 7:00 p.m.—Spurs Study Table—SUB 7:15 p.m.—Movie—\The Happy Time\— SUB 7:30 p.m.—Circle K—Ad. 7:30 p.m.—Rifle Club—Sci. Thursday, June 4 4:00 p.m.—Pep Club—SUB 6:15 p.m.—Student Faculty Dinner—SUB