The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.) 1930-1943, April 13, 1936, Image 1

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The Eastern Montana State Normal School pictured here is a unit of the Greater University of Montana. The building was made possible by a P. W. A. grant of $60,000 and a P. W. A. loan of $190,000. The ground was broken May 1, 1935, and the first classes were held in the building December 2, 1935. Orchestras of Billings and vicinity, directed by Professor C. Vere Ridge- ly. Welcome to the New Home—Pres- ident Lynn B. McMullen. Greetings from the Greater Uni- versity of Montana—President Al- fred Atkinson. Presentation of Building to the State Board of Education—Mr. Gro- ver C. Cisel, Member Executive Board. Acceptance of Building — Honor- able Elmer Holt, Governor of Mon- tana and Chairman of the Board of Education. The Heavens Are Telling (Haydn) —Chorus and Orchestra. Benediction—Bishop Fox. Business Men Are Guests At noon the members of the men's service clubs and of the Commercial Club will hold a combined luncheon in the school gymnasium. There will be about 300 men in attendance, and the luncheon will be served by student committees, following the usual set-up for school luncheons. At the close of the luncheon the men will be taken over the building by student guides. Faculty Women Serve Tea The women of the city and out- of-town visitors will be the guests of the school from three to five in the afternoon. Tea will be served in the Green Room at the rear of the stage. The faculty women will be as- sisted in the function by the faculty wives and members of the Katoya Players. The arrangements for the entire program have been made by the following faculty committees: General Arrangements — Dr. Mc- Mullen and Mr. Abbott. Guides and Open House — Mr. Foote and Mr. Hawkes. Souvenir Program — Mr. Stuber, Miss Meek and Miss Roberts. Luncheon Menu—Mr. Stuber, Miss Meek, Miss Stevenson and Mr. Dean. Tea—Miss Dewey, Miss Roberts, Miss Terrill, Miss Nourse and Miss Rich. Tickets for Luncheon—Mr. Stuber. Seating, Ushering, etc.—Dr. Hines, Mr. Bjorgum, Dr. McMullen. Decoration — Miss Roberts, Mr. Manion and Mr. Shunk. Distribution of Student Helpers— Miss Meek, Miss Stevenson, Miss Dewey, Dr. Hines, Mr. Foote, Mr. Dean and Mr. Stuber. Admissions — Dr. McMullen, Mr. Foote, Mr. Hawkes, Mr. Abbott and Dr. Hines. Student Body Assists The exercises in connection with the dedication will enlist the help of the entire student body, and every person is expected to report for duty at the time indicated by the faculty chairman in charge of the group to which he has been assigned. Under faculty supervision, stu- dents will act as traffic officers, guides, ushers and waitresses at the luncheon and the tea. Each group has a student chairman. THE RIMROCK ECHO — Eaflern Montana Normal School VOL. VII BILLINGS, MONTANA, MONDAY, APRIL 13, 1936 NO. 5 DEDICATORY EXERCISES TO BE HELD TOMORROW EVENING Students Will Present Plays On New Normal Stage Friday, April 24 Anne Helder, Margaret Reeb Are Directors Two plays, \Who Gets the Car Tonight,\ and \The Patterson Din- ner,\ are to be presented at the Normal School, Friday, April 24, under the direction of Misses Anne Helder and Margaret Reeb. These two plays are the first to be given on the new Normal School stage. Cast of Characters The cast of characters for the play \Who Gets the Car Tonight\ is as follows: Mr. Jones( a husband need- ing much rest) Sigurd Selden; Mrs. Jones (the wife), Dorothy Kottas; Paul Jones (the son), Harold Johns- ton; Mary Jones (the daughter), Margaret Heslep, and Jack (her boy friend), Bill Bowen. The director is Anne Helder. This play is a comedy and very amusing. The Patterson Dinner \The Patterson Dinner\ is a one- act comedy directed by Miss Mar- garet Reeb, of the Dramatic Art class. The cast of this play consists entirely of girls and the characters are as follows: •Mrs. Patterson (the mother), Kathryn Corwin; Helen Patterson (a daughter), Doris Brain- erd; Barbara Patterson (a daugh- ter), Mary Everson; Royal Patterson (the youngest daughter), Eleanor Scott; Clara Weeks (the aunt), Leota Baker; Evangeline (the maid), Mar- jorie Marquette. The play \Who Gets the Car To- night\ has been presented before P.-T. A. meetings at the Allendale school on Thursday, March 26, and at the Shiloh School on Thursday, April 3. Conference to Hold Track Meet in May The newly formed Montana Col- legiate Conference has planned an unusual sports event to be held at E. M. S. N. S. on May 22 and 23. The two-day program will call for baseball and track events which should show some keen competition. According to present plans, two preliminary baseball games must be played, one between E. M. S. N. S. and the Polytechnic and the other between the State School of Mines and State Normal School. The win- ners of these games will compete against Intermountain and Northern Montana College for the champion- ship. The baseball tournament will be staged under the direction of Coach Oscar Bjorgum of E. M. S. N. S. The track events will probably be held on the Polytechnic campus. Each college will be limited to two (Continued on Page 6) Governor Holt, State Board of Education To Be Honor Guests The dedication of the new home of the Eastern Montana State Nor- mal School will be held tomorrow, April 14th. The entire day will be given over to the program and ac- tivities. All classes will be dismissed for the day. The honor guests for the dedica- tion are as follows: Honorable Elmer H. Holt, the Governor of the State; the State Board of Education—El- mer H. Holt, Raymond T. Nagle, Miss Elizabeth Ireland, W. M. Johns- ton, D. D. Barton, E. C. Carruth, Frank Eliel, A. 0. Gullidge, Wallace Brennan, and Rev. Emmett J. Riley; the presidents of the five other branches of the University of Mon- tana, George E. Simmons, Alfred Atkinson, Francis A. Thompson, Sheldon E. Davis and G. H. Van de Bogart. Mr. W. M. Johnston, resident member State Board of Edu- cation, presiding. Dedication In Evening The dedicatory service will be held at 8 p. m. in the auditorium. The program is as follows: Invocation—Bishop Herbert H. H. Fox. Doxology-Combined Choruses and

The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.), 13 April 1936, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.