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Page Four THE RIMROCK ECHO Christmas Issue Faculty, Grads at M. E. A. Eastern Montana Normal School took an active part in the M. E. A. conventions throughout the state, being represented by both faculty members and former graduates. Miss Nourse attended the conven- tion at Great Falls where she spoke before the music section on \Cre- ative Music in the Grades.\ Miss Meek went to the Anaconda con- vention. Miss Dewey, Mr. Abbott, Dr. McMullen, Miss Terrell, and Mr. Foote attended the meeting at Miles Ctiy. At Miles City, Mr. Foote, in addi- tion to serving on the resolutions committee, conducted a panel dis- cussion on \The Exceptional Child in the Rural School.\ Two gradu- ates of E. M. N. S., Jo Strawn of Pompeys Pillar, and Maxine Hitch, Martinsdale, also took part in this discussion. Miss Dewey spoke before the pri- mary department on \Oral Read- ing.\ Dr. McMullen was leader of the forum discussion \How Can the Rural Schools Be Improved.\ Lawrence Aber, August '31, of Washoe, was a member of the nom- inating committee. May Fulton, Glendive, took part in the panel discussion in the intermediate sec- tion. Mary Louise Wright, Billings, was the leader of the panel discus- sion, \Should Primary Classes Be Divided Into Slow and Fast Groups.\ Dorothy Hart of Savage took part in the panel discussion, \The Place of Phonics in the Primary Grades.\ Miss Jo Strawn, Pompeys Pillar, and Mrs. Fanny Kirch of East Haw- thorne, Billings, were elected pres- ident and secretary respectively of the Rural Section for next year. Ethelyn Ryan, Miles City, who was secretary of the Primary Sec- tion, took part in the panel discus- sion, \Do the Modern Methods of Teaching Reading Fail to Reach the Slow Beginning Child?\ One hundred and twelve gradu- ates and former students of E. M. N. S. attended the get-together luncheon held at Miles City. It was even necessary to turn away over twenty five. It is the custom at each convention throughout the state to hold these luncheons for the graduates and former students of E. M. N. S. This year there were no suoh luncheons held at Ana- conda or Kalispell. At Great Falls 32 attended the luncheon held at the Rainbow Hotel. Miss Nourse was the faculty representative at the meeting. Mabel McDonald of Great Falls acted as presiding offi- cer and a peppy program was given. The only E. M. N. S. get-together which could be managed at Ana- conda was at the convention dinner. Miss Meek sat with Carma Babcock, August '35, Helen Lewis, June '34 and Dorothy Peck, August '34. She also saw Alice Marvin, March '34, who is teaching in Livingston, and Mrs. Louise Warnke, August '30, who is teaching near Missoula. Dor- othy Peck is teaching at Drummond. Carma Babcock has the third and fourth grades and Helen Lewis has the first and second grades at En- nis. About 30 graduates and former students of E. M. N. S. attended the convention at Kalispell. Thurs- day evening Robert Stoner, August '34, played a violin solo before the general session. Earthquakes Jar Graduate Earthquakes nearly' shook Doro- thy Lucas, March '35, out of bed, according to a letter received by Mr. Foote. Later another shock the school house so badly that both she and the children ran outside. Despite the earthquakes she as- serts she is enjoying teaching and is having a fine time. Teaching seven miles from White Sulphur Springs, she stays in a little log cabin teacherage. Her closest neighbor is a mile and a half. She has become a good friend of her superintendent and likes her very much, both personally and professionally. VISITORS IN BILLINGS Irene Gille, Lodge Grass; Sally Warner, Pryor; Glenn Livingston, Allendale called upon Mr. Foote and other faculty members while in Billings over the week-end of November 23. Jo Strawn and Fanny Kirch were in Billings Saturday, November 9. Virginia Lofgren, June '34, who is teaching in the Huntley Project schools, spent Thanksgiving vaca- tion with her parents in Billings and visited the Normal School. George Sanderson, June '33, and Glenn Livingston, June '35 were visitors at Mr. and Mrs. Manion's home a few weeks ago. Helen Anderson, June '35, who teaches near Dutton, spent her Thanksgiving vacation in Billings visiting her brother-in-law and sis- ter, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Crawford. Marie Mooney is teaching in Miles City. Pupils of Phil Matross Issue School Paper Several faculty members received copies of a very remarkable rural paper, put out by the pupils of Phil Matross, who is teaching the Ranch Creek school not far from Broadus. According to the accounts given in the publication, Phil has been \do- ing things\ for the Ranch Creek school. To quote from the paper, \Since he has been here Mr. Matross has built a magazine rack, a table for our paper, a work table for toymak- ing, and a tool rack. He also bought a portable phonograph.\ Word was recently received that Pauline Kleinhesselink had the op- portunity to sing before Constantino Yon, well known operatic coach, in New York City, He was most favor- ably impressed, describing her voice as having \a quality that must be kept-the kind of sweetness that makes people cry.\ She is taking two lessons a week from him in addition to a course in liberal arts at New York University. Ruth Korber, August '33, is teach- ing two boys and one girl near Dupuyer. She says, \My boys are going to teach me to make hooked rugs this winter - a case of the teacher being taught.\ Marea Hodges, June '35, is the P. - T. A. correspondent at Grass Range. She has 16 pupils, 10 boys and six girls. Another hard job is Lily Rene O'Hare's, August '31, who has 37 pupils and all grades at the Du- puyer school in Dupuyer. In Raynesford, Elizabeth Leslie, August '30, teaches the sixth, sev- enth and eighth grades. She writes, \The days of sweeping my own floors are over.\ Agnes Olson, June '32, has 25 pupils in the fifth grade in Liv- ingston, where she is teaching. Bernice Mettes, June '35, is en- joying teaching near Conrad. She says the people are grand and the school couldn't be better. Ann Weinschrott is teaching the department of music and art in the Emerson School in Great Falls. \I have a small school\ writes Bertha Angstar from Monarch, \but I enjoy it very much. Good luck to all at E. M. N. S. I wish I could be there to go into the new building with you.\ An interesting line or two from Alice Marvin, March '34, who is teaching the third grade in the Northside school in Livingston, tells of some very fine activities that school is carrying on. \We have been doing folk dancing work in our physical training period. So far we haven't done extra curricu- lar activities. We are required to visit the homes of our pupils and I have done all that. After the first of the year, our building has to pre- sent a musical entertainment. The parents and public are invited.\ Alice likes the third grade work very much. Ardythe Palmerlee, March '34, is teaching at Ryegate this year. She has organized a Glee Club of 30 voices. A group of about 10 Indian ohil- dren from Pryor, under the direc- tion of Miss Sally Warner, took part in the program in Sawyer's amateur hour Sunday, December 5. Dressed in Indian costume they danced an Indian dance and sang an Indian song. They performed before the Midland Empire Ele- mentary Teachers Association in Billings, Saturday, December 6. CONDUCT ADULT SCHOOL The teachers of the schools at Ennis, under the superintendency of T. D. Haines, are conducting an adult school. It is held from 7 to 10 p. m. and will last throughout the winter. Each teacher offers cer- tain courses. Three E. M. N. S. graduates are included in this list. Mr. William Pentilla of the high school department offers gym work; Miss Helen Lewis of the primary department dramatics and vocal music; and Miss Carma Babcock of the intermediate grades, tap dancing. Laurence Aber, June '32, is prin- cipal of the Washoe Grade School at Washoe. Bonita Gaer is teaching the grade school at Ekalaka. She has 15 boys and 17 girls to teach. Miss Kathryn Swanbro, June '34, who is teaching in Martinsdale, spent part of her Thanksgiving va- cation in Billings. Art Guthrie, August '34, is teach- ing at Pompeys Pillar. Emma Chupp Glick is teaching 10 boys and girls at the Redtop School at Bloomfield. Jessie Hodges, June '34, has charge of 24 second graders in the East School at Baker, Montana. Nine pupils were not enough to keep Agnes Kissee busy, so she is taking piano lessons. She is lo- cated at Willow Creek. Mildred Lord, June '33, is teach- ing the Belt Park School at Mon- arch. She has two boys and six girls. Gilman McDonald, June '34, is teaching in the Junior High in Con- rad. Pearl Fingerson is teaching sixth, seventh and eighth grades, music, glee club and dramatics, at Mildred. Quite enough to keep time from hanging heavy on her hands. Ben Nutt, June '32, has charge of 15 boys and 17 girls in the Wind- ham Public School. He is institut- ing a social studies course and organizing a scout troop. He has 14 regular scouts and six cub scouts. Orton Sirrine is teaching 28 boys and girls in the Anita School near Worden. Olga Swanson is teaching 17 boys and 21 girls in the school at Har- lem. She reports that she enjoys her work immensely and especially the big smile and \Good Morning\ from some of the little Indian chil- dren. Hilton Utterback teaches three boys and three girls at Bloomfield. Esther Peters is teaching 13 pu- pils in the Mineral School at Wolf Point. Walter Gilbert, June '34, is teach- ing in the overflow room of the Lincoln building at Livingston. Virginia Conway, June '33, is teaching the upper grades at the Canyon Creek School west of Bil- lings. Miss Irene Gille, summer '34, is teaching third grade at the Valley View School at Lodge Grass. In addition she teaches music in the grades and conducts the high school glee club. Viola Bakka Killed In Motor Accident Miss Viola Bakka, June '33, met her death in an auto accident near Alexandria, Virginia on November 18, at the time of the storm which raged on the Atlantic coast. The car in which she was riding slid over an embankment, killing her in- stantly and injuring the two other passengers. It was the third acci- dent at that spot during 24 hours. Miss Bakka was in the employ of the government in Washington, D. C. and was living with her sister, Mrs. Ellen Johnson of that city. She was buried in Washington. Miss Bakka has brothers and sis- ters living in Red Lodge. To them the members of the faculty extend sincere sympathy. GRADS ATTEND COLLEGE Among the graduates of '34 and '35, Leon Nelson, Raymond Stev- ens, Lotta Nelson, Aloha Hannah and Mary Vaughan are attending school at the State University this year. Marian Hutchinson, who at- tended E. M. N. S. last year, is studying music in Cleveland, Ten- nessee this year, and Pauline Klein- hesselink is in New York University. LAST YEAR'S GRADUATES ARE LOCATED The following completes the list of graduates, where they are teach- ing and their post offices begun in the last issue. Name School P. 0. Colette Mari-Hart yDistrict No. 6 Ringling Alice May Marvin North Side School Livingston Lois Reynolds In Town Fairview Marie Egan Story Mill Bozeman Rt. 4 Walter Gilbert Lincoln School Livingston Margaret Hunter In Town Absarokee Ruth Koch Rural School Turner Dorothy Lucas No. 9 White Sul. Springs Dessa Reed No. 7 Big Timber Helen Anderson No. 6 Dutton Viola Barker No. 32 Townsend Vance Bronson. No. 31 Toston Evelyn Burghart Browning Paris Dorothy Cole Bauley Dome Denton Ruth Collins No. 29 Nibbe Fauntella Dedman No. 4 Forsyth Virgil Dowell Webster Silesia Henrietta Egeland No. 5 Melville Lois Franks Champion Broadview Jean Germeraad Duck Creek Laurel, Rt. 2 Bernice Haynes Star Box 1004, Billings Vyra Heslep Byam Laurel Janet Higgins No. 5 Flaxville Clarice Harman In Town Forsyth Andy Hofmeister No. 15 Vananda Frances Holmes In Town Shawmut Mary Ellen Hunter No. 41 Columbus Alice Jacobson Valley Lambert Claribel Johnson No. 30........ ... Hysham Frances Koch Bonin Frazier Marie Leis Lone Flat Lambert Margaret Lindburg Lower Soap Creek St. Xavier Glen Livingston Allendale Laurel Rt. 1 Ethel McConnachie Huffine Nibbe Oren McKee Antelope Broadview Pearl Maxwell Rural School Boyd Margaret Moore No. 26 Townsend Elizabeth Nicholson North Fork Polebridge Irene Pierce Huntley Project Worden Rosalinda Richter Cold Springs Pineview Price Rigby Custer Custer Evelyn Rogney No. 31 Nye Ernestine Ross No. 16 Sanders Kathryn Stanish No. 41 Briley Melinda Starboard In Town Laurel Jean Stoltenburg Lone Star Mill Iron Alene Stout Trask Ballantine Bill Sturdevant Viota Nashua Arvilla Terrell EMNS Billings Hilton Utterback No. 108 Bloomfield. Ethel Van Hoose No. 44 Columbus Mary Ward Upper Pryor Billings Billie Weast Olson Carlyle Hilma Webster No. 28 Livingston Annabel Whaley No. 42 Glendive Pauline Beall In Town Toluca Bessie Berg Fairview Acton Mary Ann Bills In Town Judith Gap Jewel Birch In Town Red Lodge Eleanor McCarthy Carman Willowcreek Roberts Clyde Carrington In Town Hysham Alta Cobb Rural Sheridan, Wyo. Carol Easton Lone Tree Joliet Eva Hasley No. 55 Lindsay Helena Heider No. 63 Rapelje Maxine Hitch Upper Grades Martinsdale Lois/ Howard No. 45 Augusta Goldie Johnson No. 8 Reed Point Helen Laird In Town Big Timber Gertrude Lesnik No. 60 Fishtail Marie Harding Menalge Taber Barber Harriet Shell Suffolk Suffolk Victor Swanson Willard Wibaux Robert Tyler No. 55 Reed Point Naomi Watkins In Town Wibaux ••■•■ ••■ •••••-...-• ■ ••14 • News Notes of the Alumni _ 4.