The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.) 1930-1943, December 17, 1930, Image 1

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• • A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE Are you willing to stoop down and consider the needs and the de- sires of little children; to remember the weakness and loneliness of people who are growing old; to stop asking how much your friends love you, and ask yourself whether you love them enough; * * • to trim your lamp so that it will give more light and less smoke, and to carry it in front so that your shadow will fall behind you; to make a grace for your ugly thoughts, and a garden for your kindly feelings, with the gate open—are you willing to do these things even for a day? Then you can keep Christmas. And if you keep it for a day, why not always? But you can never keep it alone.—HENRY VAN DYKE. • • • o giNf: C V & 4 •4 11 5 ?A I D . 014D P6 .• 4 ( Rillinth 6tha ‘ e VOL. IL BILLINGS, MONTANA, DECEMBER 17, 1930 NO. 3 A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL Commencement Friday Morning The commencement exercises will be held Friday, December 19, at the Christian church. Services will begin at 11 a. m. The program will be as follows: Invocation—Rev. Guy Emery. America, the Beautiful—Audience. Selection--Glee Club Director—C. V. Ridgely Accompanist—Alora Cress Commencement Address—Rev. Guy Emery. Introduction of Graduates — Mr. Leon Foote. Presentation of Diplomas—Pres. L. B. McMullen. Benediction—Rev. Guy Emery. The candidates for graduation are: Marie Mable Anderson—Bozeman. Geneva Kloss Crest—Big Timber. Dorothy May Martin—Park City. Margaret Elizabeth McWilliams —Reed Point. Sister Mary Joseph Moynihan— Great Falls. Evelyn Lucille Shutes—Rosebud. The eleven o'clock classes will be excused and all students will be expected to attend. Spanish Teacher Tells of Panama Mrs. James Chapple, formerly Senorita Victoria Fabrega of Pan- ama City, spoke to the first year English classes, Saturday, Decem- ber 6. Mrs. Chapple was an in- structor of English in a normal school in Panama City. In Panama, six years are spent in grade schools, and five years in the normal training school. All five years must be completed be- fore the student is qualified to teach. When she has graduated, it is necessary to teach one year in a rural district before she can teach in a town or city. She must be chaperoned by some relative or woman friend where she teaches. The girls who live in the dormi- tories are allowed to go home twice a month if a parent comes for them and brings them back by five in the afternoon of Sunday. They are permitted to go out for the week- end twice a month, but never un- chaperoned. Mrs. Chapple received her educa- tion in English while living in a home in England. She also attend- ed a woman's college in London. She said she learned the language from sheer necessity. In less than six months she could converse in English. English is taught in all of the public schools in Panama and is a required subject in the normal NEW COURSES PLANNED Mr. Hawkes is beginning a new course the winter quarter. \Origins of American Civilization\ is espe- cially useful to those who are inter- ested in primary and intermediate grades, because it is designed to find what elements in our civiliza- tion we have copied from the old world. Mr. Abbott is offering a course in Montana Geography. Mr. Shunk re- ports that he will offer Chemistry the winter wailer. Coaching is to be added to the list of Miss Steven- son's duties. Mr. Manion is going to offer an advanced course in wood work. Miss Dewey is to teach a subject new to our curriculum, \Interpreta- tion,\ with the idea of teaching teachers to coach declamations. Miss Meek will offer for the first time a two-hour course in modern drama. A three - hour course in American Short Story, usually of- fered in the spring, will be offered. SNAP-SHOT CONTEST In order to encourage students to furnish snapshots Miss Meek has decided to withdraw the poetry con- test and offer in its stead a $10 first prize and a $5 second prize for a collection of six snapshots bearing the most significance in portraying school life. Kodak Pictures Help Annual Staff It has always been said, \A wise man profits by his mistakes.\ Let us be wise men in regard to the Rimrock yearbook. In last year's book we were scored low in the school life section, because we did not have nearly enough snap-shots and other evidences of our school life. Without the co-operation of many students, it will be difficult to remedy this deficiency in the 1931 Rimrock. Why not consider a camera just as essential equip- ment for a pleasure trip as a lunch, knickers, boots, a car, or any of the usual equipment? A prize is offered for the best set of six pic- tures featuring activities of the students. If a great many students will set out to win that prize by handing to the staff of the Rim- rock six good pictures, surely the score on the school life section would be one hundred percent. THANK YOU, MR. MANION! We wish to thank Mr. Manion for his very efficient assistance in con- structing the scenery for the Christmas play, Katoya Players. Katoya Players Present Play The Katoya Players presented \The Fulfillment of the Propphecy,\ a Christmas play, at the Commer- cial Club December 8 and 9. It was under the supervision of Miss Martha Dewey. This is the fourth consecutive year the Normal school students have presented a Christ- mas play as a gift to the city of Billings. The play, based on the story of the Nativity, was written by mem- bers of last year's dramatic class. The costumes and settings were de- signed and made by students. The settings were made under the di- rection of Miss Margaret Roberts, of Billings, and Mr. Keith Manion of the art depaprtment. The Glee Club under the direction of C. V. Ridgely furnished the mu- sic throughout the play. Cast of Characters Prologue—Esther Farnum. Hebrew Women — Opal Ahlquist, Hazel Hilton, Andrea Magnus, Jean Halonen, Blanche Wilson. Hebrew Men — Robert Gail, Ira Phillips. Isaiah•John Abrahamson. Wise Men —Jim O'Conner, Tom Kelly, Laurence Aber. Shepherds—Dean Aldrich, Vernon LaValley, Marvin Klampe, Charles Headington, Ira Phillips. Angel—Erma Rogers. Madonna—Helen Foster. Synopsis The various scenes were: Scene I, in the temple, the He- brew men, and women listening to the prophet, Isaiah. Scene II, a• conference of the three wise men. Scene III, the Shepherds hear the heavenly choir. An angel an- nounces the joyful tidings of the birth of the Savior. Scene IV, the Hebrew men and women, shepherds, and wise men at the manger at Bethlehem. The review of \American which appears elsewhere in this issue, is written by Erlise Ferguson, a mem- ber of the class in freshman Eng- lish. STATE BOARD APPROVES At the luncheon today, Wednes- day, December 17, Dr. McMullen made everyone happy by the news that the State Board of Education has approved the request for $600,- 000 to be used for building on the site so generously donated by the citizens of Billings. If the legis- lature approves the recommenda- tion, it means that work can begin in the spring, and that we may hope to be in our own home in the not distant future. schools. s o • % Cele iGpr•i °40 . 4.\* . D:eS i D

The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.), 17 Dec. 1930, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.