The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.) 1930-1943, May 12, 1933, Image 1

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MAY b g :,..„7,LY BILLINGS t BILLINGS, 1:05/0., isiminnzr \ \ ' -• • ■ •••• •••••••Intriptgpol trgRARY THE RIMROCK ECHO . Eaflern Montana Normal School VOL. IV. BILLINGS, MONTANA, FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1933 NO. 7 BRANNON PAYS LAST OFFICIAL VISIT Senior Petition to Drop Old Custom Meets Defeat at Faculty Confab FACULTY IN FAVOR OF CAPS AND GOWNS At a special meeting on Thursday afternoon the faculty voted for con- tinuation of the custom of wearing caps and gowns at commencement exercises, and the extension of this custom to the four regular com- mencements. The faculty recom- mends to the student council that the caps and gowns be rented or purchased from student activity funds. This will be voted on by the student council. Hold Special Meeting A special senior meeting was called Wednesday to determine whether or not a majority of the class was in favor of wearing caps and gowns at the graduation cere- mony June 9. When a vote was taken, it was found that a majority was not in favor of following the traditional custom, and immediate- ly it was decided to submit to the faculty a petition which would ask that the custom be discontinued, at least for this year. The vote stood 26-19 for the abolishing. Men mem- bers, all of whom were present, were solidly aligned against the old custom. CONFERENCE OF U. WOMEN WILL MEET IN MINNEAPOLIS TWO OTHER MONTANANS TO ATTEND CONVENTION Miss Mary Meek of the English department will leave Tuesday morning, May 16, as the official representative of the Montana state division of the American Associa- tion of University Women at their conference to be held in Minneapo- lis from May 17 to 20. Other rep- resentatives from this state will be Mrs. M. A. Brannon, sectional chair- man of the North-Pacific Section, and Mrs. J. H. Bridenbaugh of the Billings branch. Drama Class Edits \The Rimrock Echo\ This issue of the \Rimrock Echo\ has been published by Miss ■ Meek's Modern Drama class. One of its most interesting features is the sec- tion devoted to reviews of recent plays, movies and novels. Most of the books and plays can easily be secured at your local library when you go home for the summer. ART EXHIBIT JUNE 5 The annual art exhibit will be held June 5th in the Normal School gymnasium. Demonstrations of all types of art taught in the school will be carried on throughout the exhibit. The work which has been completed in the different courses this year will be on display as formerly, but a new organization is being planned. The arrangement and display of work will be en- tirely different from that of past years. The C groups are now at work on block printed favors and adver- tisements for the exhibit. ENTERTAINERS HAVE SPLENDID SUCCESS ON MONTANA TOUR GIRLS AND FACULTY MEMBERS MAKE TRIP The tour of \The Entertainers\ was one of the best ever held. The 24 girls with several faculty mem- bers were transported by a bus and by the cars of Miss Dewey, Miss Stevenson, and Dr. McMullen. On Monday, May 1, high schools at Klein, Roundup, and Grass Range were visited, and short programs were given. On Monday evening at Lewistown, the entire program was presented. On May 2 stops were made at Denton and Stanford High Schools, enroute to Great Falls, where the group gave its program at the Methodist Episcopal Church. Give Program at Belt On May 3, a short program was given in the high schools at Moc- casin, Belt, and Hobson with a night stop at Harlowton for a pub- lic performance. On Thursday, May 4, high school appearances were made at Ryegate, and Lavina on the way back to Billings. The Glee Club is directed by Mr. C. V. Ridgely, with Miss Mary Bar- den as accompanist. Besides these two, other faculty members who made the trip were Miss Marjorie Stevenson, Miss Martha Dewey and Dr. McMullen. The group consisted of 24 girls who have been chosen from a total of 60 girls taking Glee Club work. They have been rehearsing through- out the year. Their first public performance was at the winter Quarter graduation on March 17. The program consisted of old Scotch airs, spring songs, slumber songs, and \Smoke a musical farce by the chorus, the Highland Fling by Misses Marjorie Steven- (Continued on Page 4, Col. 1) CUSTER BATTLEFIELD EXCURSION The sixth annual Custer Battle- field Excursion will he held on Memorial Day, May 30. The trip will start about 7 a. m. and will consume about 12 hours in all. Each person is to furnish his own lunch, but coffee will be furnished gratis. Lunch will be eaten at noon at Crow Agency. All students intending to partici- pate in the tour must register be- fore Saturday night, May 27. Those who have cars and have room for extra passengers are requested to register such information in the business office. A fee of $1.00 to pay part of the costs of transporta- tion must be deposited by each per- son desiring to make the trip. This excursion is very delightful and has always been enjoyed by those who participated in it in other years. All students are urged to go if possible. MELTING POT IS THEME OF SPRING FESTIVAL, JUNE 6 EVENT AT PIONEER PARK IS GALA AFFAIR The physical education groups are now working on the annual spring festival which will be held June 6th at Pioneer Park. The sub- ject used this year is \The Melting Pot,\ and it promises to be as inter- esting as its title sounds. Costumes are being made by the students who wear them, except those worn by the Spanish girls, Russian girls, Mexican boys and a group of Eng- lish people. These are being made by Miss Dewey's class in dramatics. Miss Stevenson, giving a short resume of the festival, says: \From her earliest history America has been the gathering place of foreign peoples. In our festival, we find them gathered from all parts of Europe, having come to join their relatives and friends in 'The Melt- ing Pot.' The Indians welcome the English, who in turn welcome the Dutch. Then in groups come the Spaniards, French, Swedes, Irish, Scotch, Mexicans, Danes, Germans, Finns, and finally the Russians. Once more they present the folk dances of their native countries, then join together in the march toward American citizenship.\ True education means learning to do the things you don't want to do at a time when you don't want to do them.—Theodore Vail. TUESDAY DESIGNATED AS EDUCATION DAY IN CHANCELLOR'S HONOR HEAD OF GREATER UNIVERSITY SPEAKS TWICE IN CITY Tuesday, May 6, was designated as Education Day by Dr. McMullen in honor of Chancellor Brannon's last official visit to E. M. N. S. At an assembly held in the Bab- cock theatre, Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock, Chancellor Brannon de- livered an interesting and challeng- ing address to members of the fac- ulty and student body. Preceding the talk the Glee Club, under the direction of Mr. Ridgely and accom- panied by Miss Barden, sang sev- eral selections, and Dr. McMullen introduced Mr. W. M. Johnston, Billings' member of the State Board of Education. Dr. Brannon spoke on the vital subject of \Government and Educa- tion.\ Defining government as the \Intelligent organized control of economic, social and political con- ditions for the best interests of the individual and society as a whole,\ he showed that conditions today point definitely toward the unintel- (Continued on Page 4, Col. 3) DATES NOW SET FOR ENVIRONMENT COURSE Plans are now being made for the Montana Environment €ourse which is to be offered at the sum- mer session of E. M. N. S. The course is divided into three courses of three weeks each. The party for the Red Lodge camp will leave immediately after registration on June 12 and will remain in camp until June 30. The study phase of the course will begin at Billings on Wednesday, July 5. It deals in de- tail with the history and geography of those Montana points to be visit- ed on the tour. The travel tour will begin on Monday, July 24, and continue until Wednesday, August 9. • CALENDAR Senior Prom—May 26. Senior Dinner—June 2. Senior Sermon—June 4. Art Exhibit—June 5. Spring Festival—June 6. Senior Luncheon—June 7. Senior Play—June S. Commencement—June 9.

The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.), 12 May 1933, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.