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geopv, 1 11 ,cr , 4 tAJTC42.11-MONTANA Alb 12.MAL r), 1. L. kg/ AOATA - AID1YDR.FyCG11AG y tAlkl2CHITLGrj THE RIMROCK ECHO Eastern Montana Normal School OL. II BILLINGS, MONTANA, FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1931 NO. 7 GLEE TOUR MEETS WITH WARM WELCOME The fourth annual tour of East- era Montana Normal School Glee lub under the direction of C. V. Ridgely was begun May 19. The first concert was given before a ol gssambly at Hysham. Sev- numbers were omitted because nadequate stage facilities, but s by Mr. Ridgely; a piano y~i iss Cress; character read- by Miss Dewey; vocal solos by Stevenson and selections by lee Club were well received. 'oncert was given at Forsyth ame evening before a large appreciative audience. The bees of the tour remained over ight at Forsyth, going on to Miles ity next morning. In Miles City members of the cast were entertained in private homes, and the people of that city proved to be royal hostesses. The purpose of these tours is fourfol•: first, to show what any corn7unity can do in choral music if it PlitS its mind to it; second, to show what excellent stage effects be obtained by the use of in- - nsive materials; third, to in it the young people in the state higher education; and fourth, to quaint the high school students d their parents with some of the vantages of the Eastern Montana rmal School at Billings. The trip this year was made in a arge motor transit bus which com- fortably accommodated the song- sters. Miss Martha E. Dewey and Miss Marjorie Stevenson, popular faculty members, drove their own cars and contributed much congen- iality to the crowd. Dr. L. B. McMullen joined the group at Miles City and returned to Billings with it. On the return journey a very interesting side trip was made to the coal mines at 'Colstrip. Since this is the only place in the United States where coal is mined in the open pit it proved to be an interest- ing and educational stop-over. Mr. C. V. Ridgely, director of the glee club and Miss Alora Cress accompanist, deserve much credit for the success of the trip and each performance. Those included in the Glee En- semble were: Mary Alexander, Vir- ginia Brooks, Hazel Buitenveld, Adele Day, Esther Farnum, Erlise Ferguson, Pearl Fingerson, Gladys Halverson, Eleanor Hanson, Joseph- ine Haug, Sara Hewitt, Lorene Kirch, Margaret Laux, Leonette Lodmell, Leola McKittrick, Ethel Ranta, Evelyn Rhodes, Margaret Roberts, Doris Severson, Ruth Ten Eyck, Mary Thorne, Eva Townsend, Hazel Trescott, Gladys Wagner. CLASS OF FORTY-FOUR WILL RECEIVE DIPLOMAS Interest centers during these last days upon the 44 seniors who are candidates for diplomas at the fourth annual June graduation ex- ercises tob e held at the Babcock theatre at 11 a. m. Friday, June 12. Mr. W. J. Jameson, Jr., who has been a loyal friend of the institu- tion from its beginning will be the speaker, addressing the class on the subject \Education for a New Age.\ Mr. L. R. Foote of the Education department will present the class to the representative of the state board of education who will deliver the diplomas. Dr. McMullen will announce the winners of the vari- ous honors and awards and will present the prizes. Immediately after the exercises the alumni luncheon will atke place at the Northern tea room, with the graduates as guests of honor. This commencement season marks the end of the pioneering years of the school, for before the next June commencement the institution will have transferred its activities to its own building. Faculty Act As Hosts The first event of Commencement week will be the faculty dinner to the seniors and guests, to be given at the Congregational Church at 7 p. m. Thursday, June 4. Dr. McMullen will act as toast- (Continued on Page 5, Col. 4) Future Home of Eastern Montana Normal School EVENTS OF COMMENCEMENT WEEK Senior-Faculty Dinner Thursday, June 4 Congregational Church Sermon to Graduates Sunday, June 7 Christian Church Art Exhibit Monday, June 8 Commercial Club Ballroom May Fete Tuesday, June 9 Pioneer 'Park Annual Glee Club Concert Wednesday, June 10 High School Auditorium Katoya Play Thursday, June 11 High School Auditorium Commencement-11 A. M Friday, June 12 Babcock Theatre