The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.) 1930-1943, March 14, 1934, Image 5

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THE RIMROCK ECHO 5 Faculty Entertains March Graduates Thursday evening, March 8, the faculty gave a turkey dinner at the Commercial Club for the graduat- ing seniors. Miss Meek was Mis- tress of Ceremonies. Miss Barden opened the program with a piano solo, \Ballade by DeBussey. At the close of her piano number, Miss Barden was presented with a beau- tiful bouquet of purple iris and yel- low roses from the faculty, with the hope that her new work will bring her much success and happi- nes. The graduates were presented in an amusing manner by Mr. Bjor- gum. He told of the crimes of the \renegade\ students and asked the \Vigilante\ faculty to judge them. Dr. McMullen, after the evidence had been carefully weighed, an- nounced that the students could \rustle\ their sheepskins. Miss Stevenson sang a solo, \The World Is Mine\ by Francisco de Leon. She was accompanied by Miss Nourse, the new teacher of public school music. Then Mary Belle Williams gave the response for the graduates. Dr. McMullen closed the evening by leading the group in some songs. CLASS HAS INDOOR PICNIC The blackboard drawing class en- joyed an indoor picnic lunch Feb- ruary 15. Cold weather prevented them from eating outdoors, but did not prevent the class from having a most enjoyable time. +- CHURCH HONORS STUDENTS On the evening of March 6, the Baptist ladies gave a dinner in honor of the newly organized Young People's class. Mr. Dean is leader of this class, which includes young people of college age. Those of the Normal School students who attended were: Pauline Belt, Helen Allen, Blanche Harmon, Jewel Schnebly, Bernice Oosterbeek, Hen- rietta Lammers, France Holmes and Don Foote. BJORGUM'S HONOR TEAM The Yellow Jackets were enter- tained by Coach and Mrs. Bjorgum, Sunday, March 11, at the Bjorgum residence at 218 Avenue C. All of the men that played basketball were present. Those present were: Stevens, Johnson, C. Nelson, L. Nel- son, McConniels, Marsh, Fulton, Utterback, Schaff, Tyler, Gallahan, Carrington, Jones, Owens. Mr. and Mrs. Bjorgum have en- tertained the basketball squad at the close of the season for several years. The American educational sys- tem may have its defects, but no- body can deny that it has devel- oped a very high order of punting and passing.—San Diego Union. An alibi is proving that you were studying English, which you wern't; and that you were not at the show, which you were. Change does not always mean progress, but progress always means change. Mr. Shunk has been much in de- mand as a speaker before groups of youngsters of junior high school age. He has demonstrated the making of \spoor casts\ before the Boy Scouts on February 25. Mr. Shunk used boys in the groups as victims and stirred up a lively interest in the making of casts. The \victims\ received the finished oasts as re- ward for submitting themselves as models. Mr. Shunk also gave a talk on rocks of this vicinity on Monday night, February 25, before the Boy Scout group. On March 7, he ad- dressed the Jefferson Junior High School Amateur Collectors Club on the same subject. McMullen Monday, February 26, Dr. McM,u1- len addressed the Laurel Commer- cial Club at a dinner at the Ma- sonic Temple. Dr.IMIcMullen's topic, \Robinson Crusoe,\ was selected to illustrate the opposite extremes of social environment. Robinson Cru- soe had none; we have too much. He also emphasized the fact that our major problems consist in mak- ing adjustments to our social en- vironment. McMullen Dr. McMullen addressed the joint meeting of the P. T. A. of the Allen- dale and Elder Grove Schools on Friday, February 16. The event was to celebrate the anniversary of the organization of the P. T. A. in the schools. The annual meeting is held jointly and alternately; this year it was held at Elder Grove. Foote The report of the E. M. N. S. placement bureau regarding place- ments during 1932-33 are very en- couraging to student teachers. Of the 152 graduates of the four quar- ters of 1932-33, 130 are now teach- ing. One teacher resigned her po- sition, three entered other occupa- tions, ten are married, and only four want schools. Of these four last mentioned three have been offered schools but have refused them. Only two failed to report at all. Foote Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Foote and Don motored to Denton over the week- end of February 17-18, to see Leon and Marjorie Foote, both of whop . ' are teaching there. Miss Edna Cole, who accompanied them, visited her parents and friends in Denton. Mr. Hawkes is quite in demand as a speaker on current events. Speaking of laws, we believe there should be one limiting a 15- minute after dinner speaker to 30 minutes. Miss Mary J. Meek, who is state president of the American Associa- tion of University Women, ad- dressed the Dillon branch of the A. A. U. W. at the Episcopal church in Dillon, Friday, February 23. Sat- urday at luncheon Miss Meek met with a group of women at Anacon- da where a new branch of the A. A. U. W. is being organized. Satur- day evening she met in conference with the executive board of the Butte branch of the A. A. U. W., returning to Billings Sunday. Miss Stevenson, Dean of Women at E. M. N. S., accompanied Miss Meek, making the trip in her new Ply- mouth. Hawkes Mr. Hawkes addressed the Busi- ness and Professional Women's Club at their bi-weekly meeting, Friday evening, February 19, in the \Hunter's Room\ at the Commer- cial Club. He talked about the N. R. A., using as his subject, \The New Deal and Its Sources.\ He gave a clear-out analysis of the effect upon the \New Deal\ of so- cialism as practiced in Sweden, communism in Russia, fascism in Italy, and the elements of Ameri- can history that preceded the New Deal. Moe Mr. M. P. Moe, treasurer of the Montana Education Association, spoke to the members of our local M. E. A., at four o'clock, Wednes- day afternoon, February 21. Mr. Moe explained the tentative five year program which the M. E. A. is sponsoring for the benefit of Mon- tana educational units. Foote After making a survey of 21 coun- ties in Montana, Mr. Foote reports that 19 per cent of the elementary teachers who were teaching in 1932- 33 abandoned teaching during 1933- 34. In Roosevelt County, 28 of the 94 elementary teachers dropped out, and in Judith Basin 20 out of 61 dropped out. Mr. Foote states that these teach- ers have dropped out of teaching for various reasons, chiefly because of marriage, of going to school, of changing occupations, of death, or of failure to get a school. Dean Mr. Dean addressed the Haw- thorne school P. T. A. Thursday evening, February 15. His subject was \The Use of Standardized Tests in Elementary Schools.\ Dean Mr. Dean addressed the Taft- Garfield unit of the P. T. A. Tues- day, March 13, at 4:15 p. m., at the Taft School. His subject was, \When is a Child Ready for School?\ Ten Commandments For Pious Students 1. Covet not thy neighbor's test paper; the tests have all been changed anyway. 2. Conduct thyself decorously so that thy days in this institution may be many. 3. Thou shalt not squeal. 4. Heed thy instructors lest they smite thee with an F. 5. Better that thou had never been born than indulge in trite phrases and run on sentences. 6. Do as thou art told lest thou be bawled out. 7. Gossip not and save thyself much grief. 8. Thou shalt laugh with thy in- structors, not at them. 9. Keep thy eyes on thine own test paper lest the writing on thy neighbor's paper lead thee to make false answers. 10. Study diligently lest thou flunk. Mr. Hawkes: Don't you know that you should always give a wom- an driver half of the road? Mr. Shunk: I do, as soon as I find out which half she wants. When we ask a friend for his candid opinion, what we really want is his candied opinion. A miss is as good as her smile. Gossips have a keen sense of rumor. If all the automobiles in the world were placed end to end it would be Sunday afternoon. Montana is different; the bridges are on top of the hills. Wanted—to buy late model car; one that is already parked. Ad- dress—Mary J. Meek. Prexy: Do you know why Miss Stevenson calls her car Miles Stan- dish? Beans: Because it is a Plymouth, and she hopes to get more Miles from it than Standish. If you are anxious to have a stand in with Mr. Foote we sug- gest that you furnish him with five different colors of paper for each day in the week so that he can keep his assignments in order. Fronts and backs of automobiles are so much alike these days pedes- trians can't tell whether to jump or not.—Norfolk Ledger Dispatch. HINES DEFIES HOODOO Dr. Hines appears in the best of health, despite the fact that he posted on the wall of his class room, a chain letter, one of those letters in which one is uirected to copy the contents and mail to five persons within 24 hours. The recipient is expressly warned not to break the chain upon pain of losing his possessions or experi- encing bodily injury. Dr. Hines, wishing to explode this choice bit of \bunk\ posted this letter on the wall of his class room in order to demonstrate that nothing whatever would happen because of it. -:- News Notes of the Faculty -: Schunk Meek

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