The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.) 1930-1943, March 15, 1933, Image 1
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IRISH FEATURES LIVEN PROGRAM LAST LUNCHEON OF QUARTER BEGINS AT NOON The luncheon today is being given by the first year class in honor of the class of March '33. Helen Murphy, vice-president of the frosh, acting as toastmistress, will turn the program over to the seniors, who will present a. varied entertainment in honor of Ireland's most famous character, St. Patrick. The orchestra, directed by C. V. Ridgely, will play a group of num- bers and then Dr. McMullen will prove that he has Irish blood by leading the student body in the singing of some song reminiscent of the Emerald Isle. Grace Cain will introduce the graduating class by an original poem. Mr. Larry Peterson will sing a group of Irish songs and Miss Dewey will gave an Irish reading. Miss Stevenson will give an intricate tap dance, which would be impossible of execution to any but the Irish. Contrary to general notions, rela- tive to corned beef and cabbage, authorities agree that the Irish have no favorite dish, but only demand a great abundance of whatever is served. The capable kitchen crew Las label 3 long and industriously, and the committee in charge has spent money freely, regardless of the closed banks, and the following menu has been prepared: Choice of meat loaf or salmon loaf, buttered peas, cabbage salad, baked potatoes, fruit, Eskimo pies, and coffee prepared by that master of the coffee-makers' union, Mr. Shunk. John Jones, president of the first year class has announced that any student who fails to wear some ar- ticle of green clothing will be re- fused a second cup of coffee. The committee chairmen in charge were as follows: menu, Jes- sie Hodges; decoration, Francis Wright; table setting, Herman Quanbeck; kitchen, Irma Tyson; food preparation, Gilman McDon- ald; program, Helen Murphy; ad- vertising, Jack McLean; waitress, Alice Marvin, Marie Borberg; clean- up, Miss Dewey. 300 NEW BOOKS NOW IN LIBRARY Three hundred books have been bought and put on the shelves of the library, according to Miss Rich, school librarian. \All fields are represented,\ Miss Rich said, \and the student who looks will find many additions to the stock of edu- cation, literature, drama, and his- torical volumes. There are several new novels.\ Had not many books disappeared from the library over the course of several years, there would be at this time some 8,000 volumes in the library. For February, 1933, the circula- tion was 2,773. This is a drop of over 500 from the same month of last year. Miss Rich attributes the decline to the change in courses— some courses were moved up from (Continued on Page 4, Col. 6) THE RIMROCK ECHO Eastern Montana Normal School VOL. IV. BILLINGS, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1933 NO. 6 HAVE LUNCHEON TODAY IN GRADUATES' HONOR E. M. N. S. Debaters Win Unanimous Decision From Butte The E. M. N. S. affirmative de- bate team, composed of Margaret Gustafson and Virginia Dove, de- feated the Montana School of Mines exponents of the forensic art in an interesting debate at the First Methodist Church, Friday evening, March 10. The question for discussion was \Resolved that the United States should agree to the cancellation of the international war debts.\ Mr. John Tansil, Rev. F. R. Wit- mer and W. E. Griffin gave E. M. N. S. debaters an unanimous de- cisron. This same team debated against the State College debaters at Boze- man March 13. Win From State College This same team hung up another unanimous decision when the girls debated the women's team of the State College at Bozeman, March 14. Debate At Dillon Tuesday night, February 28, -Mr. Hawkes left with his debate team, Alice Clement and Juanita Davis, for Dillon. Wednesday night a split team debate was held with Audrey Babb and Alice Clement upholding the negative and Ileane Brasdie and Juanita Davis the affirmative. The debate on the question of the cancellation of war debts resulted in a 2 - 1 affirmative decision. Because of a misunderstanding in dates the E. M. N. S. team was un- able to debate Missoula Thursday night, but the girls were able to hear the Butte School of Mines- Dillon debate that evening. The Missoula negative team defeated E. M. N. S. in the debate held Friday afternoon, March 3. The team re- turned to Billings Sunday night. Players Stage Party On Washington's birthday the Trail Blazers sponsored their an- nual party in the gymnasium. At the last moment members of the club decided to make it an all- school affair instead of the original Trail Blazers party that had been planned. For those who did not dance sev- eral card tables were set up in the lobby of the Ad building, and two ping-pong tables were constantly in use. A fairly large crowd attended. Music was provided by the \Red Devils.\ 18 Take Part In Piano Recital For the first time in the history of the normal the piano students, taught by Miss Barden, presented a piano recital for members of the fac- ulty and friends at the Washington szchool, Thursday evening, March 9. Students in the recital who are taking beginning work are: Al Fra- zier, Bessie Pace, Ruth Robertson, Katherine Alt and Genevieve Spur- gin. Those in the advanced group who appeared are: Helen Bullis, Eleanor Uhlig, Florence Iverson, Katherine Corwin, Madeline Beck- lin, Alice Marvin, Louise Seder- holm, Helen Buechner, Doris Ran- dall, Mary Herak, Agnes Stark, Margaret Darnell, and Cecilia Diet- rich. \CABBAGES\, \BEST OF ALL WAYS\ PRESENTED AT STUDENT ASSEMBLY IRISH AND GERMAN PLAYS ARE WELL RECEIVED Two one-act plays were present- ed by the Katoya Players at a stud- ent assembly held at the Fox-Bab- cock Theatre, Wednesday morning, March 8. \The Best of All Ways,\ by Beth Farrell, is an Irish play with the setting laid before a jail gate and it deals with the heroine freeing her lover from jail. The cast was Ursula Miller, Martha Calvert, How- ard Walters, and Albert Frazier. It was directed by David Dun- can and sets were made by stud- ents under the supervision of Keith Manion. The other play, \Cabbages a German play by Edward Staadt, showed the humorously pathetic ad- justments which the Grossmeirs, a German family, had to make upon suddenly becoming rich through the discovery of oil. -Members of the cast were Grace Cain, Barbara Biever, Evelyn Danielson, Marie Borberg, John Hovland, Arthur Platz and Pete Vanderwood. Faculty-Senior Banquet Is Held COUNTY LEGISLATORS ARE HONOR GUESTS Wednesday evening, March 8, the faculty - senior banquet was held in the Northern Tea Room. The honor guests were the members of the Yellowstone legislative delegation and their wives. The group was headed by Senator and Mrs. E. T. Eaton and composed of Representa- tive and Mrs. Geo. W. Pierson, Rep- resentative and Mrs. C, W. Fowler, Representative and Mrs. Tom Sni- dow. E. U. Logan and L. A. Nut- ting of Laurel were unable to be present. Dr. Hines, as toastmaster, an- nounced the numbers of the fol- lowing program: piano solo, --iss Barden; presentation of graduates, Grace. Cain; Presidential Felicita- tions, Dr. McMullen; violin solo, Mr. Ridgely; introduction of honor guests, Judge Pierson; Appraisals and Appreciations, W. M. Johnston; Reflections and Observations, Sen- ator Eaton. Miss Roberts was responsible for the decorations, which carried out the idea of a silver lining to the legislative cloud of depression, as well as the touch of Irish because the class will be grauuated on St. Patrick's day. The place cards were in green, black and silver and bowls of lovely white sweet peas were set upon a central runner of green edged with black and silver. STUDENTS REGISTER Students are now registering for the spring quarter. Several new courses are being offered. In the new program some of the winter quarter courses will be discontin- ued. Some of the new courses and their instructors are: Bacteriology by Shunk, Elementary -Physics, by Dr. McMullen, and European His- tory, by Mr. Hawkes. Students Win Prizes In Fint Arts Contest; Eight Make Record According to Mrs. Ruth Ann Hines, chairman of the Fine Arts Contest sponsored by th' Billings Woman's Club on March 6, the fol- lowing E. M. N. S. students won prizes: Music (vocal), Helen 'Lew- is; first prize award from Short Story Class of E. M. N. S., David Duncan; clay modeling, sculpture head (original), first prize, Eliza- beth Patterson; charcoal drawing, first prize, Frances Wright; soap sculpturing, first prize, Martha Cal- vert; P. E. 0. award, Cleo Wright; v , ater color drawing, first prize, Margaret Gustafson; E. M. N- S. award, Arthur Stevens. All in all, our school gathers 1:in a fair proportion of the prizes 'of- fered. Class Sustains Judgment After the official judges had picked the two best short stories submitted in the Fine Arts Contest, these stories were read by Miss Meek to the 60 members of the short story class. There was abso- lutely no discussion of the stories before the class voted to determine which story was best. Miss Meek was gratified that her judgment was sustained by a ratio of five to one. Surely, students who have spent the entire quarter studying the merits of good short stories should be qualified to judge such a contest. The class also voted to award a four-dollar prize to the winner of the contest. E. M. N. S. PLACES HIGH IN TESTS The tests in several of the com- mon school branches, such as his- tory, nature study, civics, geogra- phy, and arithmetic, which were taken by about 240 students, are the same as were given to the stud- ents in 40 normal schools and teach- ers' colleges throughout the coun- try. E. M. N. S. retied sixth in the final results. In view of the fact that a large percentage of the stud- ents received their elementary edu- cation in rural schools the results of the test speak well for Montana rural education. POLY WINS FROM SCHOOL OF MINES Saturday, March 11, at the State School of Mines and Poly- technic debated the question, Re- solved, that the United States shall agree to the international cancella- tion of war debts. The judges were Mr. Wilfred Orr, E. M. N. S. student, Dr. James G. Waits, of the Presbyterian Church, and Mr. MacKinnon, editor of the Billings Gazette. The decision was 2-1 in favor of the Polytechnic. BANKS BEGIN BUSINESS; STUDENTS SEE SUCCESS No people breathed more heart- felt sighs of relief than E. M. N. S. students when the banks opened Tuesday. Short rations, curtailed pleasure and recrea- tion, absence of spring bonnets, and the resultant opening of charge accounts had enforced a moratorium on everything ex- cept talk. Wonder how many checks E. M. N. S. students have written since Monday! COMMENCEMENT TO BE FRIDAY MORNING 22 CANDIDATES ARE LISTED; PETERSON SPEAKS Commencement exercises, the closing event of the winter quarter, will be held Friday at 11 o'clock at the Babcock, where all Normal School students will congregate to witness the exercises. There are 22 candidates for graduation. Peterson to Speak A. T. Peterson, Superintendent of the Billings Schools, will deliver the main address. Diplomas will be conferred by W. M. Johnson, a member of the state board of edu- cation. Graduation Candidates Candidates for graduation are: Theo Anderson, Sadie Burt, Grace B. Cain, Ann Mason Clark, Evelyn Helen Danielson, Marie Stewart Danielson, Adele Shilkee Day, Mary H. Herak, Florence P. Iverson, Lor- ene Laurie, Glennis Lee McClurg, Ruth LuVerne Oie, Helen Foster Owen, Thomas E. Pemberton, Rho- da M. Satterthwait, Gladys M. Smyth, Gladys M. Stafford, Donald Dickson Steele, Elmer G. Swanson, Mildred Margaret Swanson, Carols Marie Sunnell, and Annetta H. Zell. CORRESPONDENCE WORK OFFERED BY E. M. N. S4 ABBOTT WILL INSTRUCT TEN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF 4 NEW COURSES Correspondence work is fast be- coming an important feature in the work of Eastern Montana Normal School. Four courses are now open to former students of E. M. N. S. and may be used by them for nor- mal school credit or certificate re- newal work. The fees paid are the same as in other units of the uni- versity. Mr. N. C. Abbott is offering the following courses: Montana His- tory, American History, Montana Geography and World Geography. Students who have finished work during the year 1932-33 are Mary Hughes of Miles City, who com- pleted World Geography and Cora Piper of Absarokee, who finished Montana History. Students still at work are Olin Metzer of Roundup, Hazel Ashley of Miles City, Hazel Trescott of Choteau, and Madeline Mashino of Ryegate; Agnes Fadhl of Miles City and Mildred Robinson of Lew- istown, who are taking Montana History, and Clyde McCallerty of Park City, who is taking Early American History. SKETCH CLUB HAS PICNIC On Saturday night, March 11, the Sketch Club, with its sponsors, Miss Roberts and Mr. Manion, enjoyed a picnic on the rims. A sixty per cent depression supper was served; afterwards they spent the time \rambling around and serenading the moon.\ It's the little things in life that bother us. You can sit on a moun- tain but not on a tack.