The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.) 1930-1943, October 28, 1936, Image 1
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THE RIMROCK ECHO Eastern Montana State Normal School VOL. VIII. BILLINGS, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28, 1936 NO. 1 EASTERN DISTRICT OF M.E.A. MEETS HERE THIS WEEK W. A. A. Will Sponsor First All School Party On 4, Saturday Night MR. ABBOTT PRESIDES NO SCHOOL OCT. 30, 31 GOOD STUNTS AND GOOD EATS PROMISED The W. A. A. members are to be hostesses at an all-school Hallowe'en party on Saturday night, October 31, in the gymnasium. No outsiders are invited, and every student is expected to attend. It is not a mas- querade, but students are urged to come in costume or old clothes. Chairmen for the different com- mittees have been appointed—Gen- eral Chairman, Helen Swan; Food, Bonita Everett; Decorations, Agnes Helgeland; Entertainment, Helen Friedrick. Every member is acting on one of these committees and work is in progress. Good eats and a snappy program are promised. The A, B, and C divisions of the Freshman class will put on stunts, and indi- vidual groups of seniors will per- form. Preaching Mission Closes, Famous Speakers Here Today is the last of a four-day visit to Billings by the National Preaching Mission who arrived here last Sunday from their last stop at Omaha, Neb. Mass meetings were held nightly in the auditorium at the fairgrounds, and sectional meetings were in ses- sion at all churches in the city dur- ing morning and afternoon hours. Billings business and professional men and women, educators and church members attended in large numbers. The mission was preceded by daily meditation and prayer meetings held in a number of Bil- lings homes from 10 to 10:30 a. m., and many persons observed \The Angelus\ each day at 5 p. m., the attention to which was called by the ringing of church bells. Music by Mass Choir The music during the meetings was furnished by a massed choir taken from all protestant churches of Billings and directed by L. W. Upshaw, secretary of the Y. M. C. A. in Great Falls. Dr. L. B. McMullen, president of E. M. S. N. S. The coming of the mission at this time when hope and faith seem to be at low ebb over the entire world should be especially helpful.\ The outstanding speakers were: Dr. E. Stanley Jones of India, noted missionary and author; The Rev. Albert W. Beaven of Rochester, N. Y., president of the Colgate-Roches- ter Divinity School; Miss Muriel Lester, the Jane Addams of London, founder and director of the Kingsley House, and the Rev. Ivan Lee Holt, president of the Federal Council. students. Dr. Mackaye Addresses Students At Assembly At an all school assembly Mon- day, Dr. John Mackaye, president of Princeton Theological Institute, spoke on the subject, \The Will to Power.\ Using the dangers of the jungle as a background, he compared the deadly python which crushes and devours its victims, to the ruthless power of large corporations to de- stroy small competitors and large nations to crush weak nations. The snake which fascinates its victim before destroying it he compared to the powerful leaders who use their personality for their own gain and others' destruction. Turning to Nietsche's philosophy he spoke of star-minded nations and people who kept aloof from the troubles of weaker ones, refusing to aid in any way. This isolationist policy creates the Totalitarian state. He reminded his audience that youth can avoid these three wrong uses of power only by substituting the Will to Serve. \The only hope of a permanent future,\ he said, \is the application of the ideal, 'Not to be served but to serve.' It is the crystallization of all that is best in occidental civilizations.\ YOUTH MEETINGS POPULAR College and high school students and other young people have crowd- ed the lecture room at the Methodist Church to hear the lectures pre- pared for their guidance. Monday at 4:00, Miss Muriel Les- ter, head of Kingsley House, Lon- don, England, addressed the group. Tuesday at 4:00 the young people heard a very interesting talk on India by Dr. E. Stanley Jones. PROFESSOR N. C. ABBOTT Professor N. C. Abbott, as presi- dent of the Eastern District of M. E. A., comes to the climax of a pe- riod of active service in the cause of education in Montana. In 1933-'34 he was secretary of the Eastern Dis- trict, and in 1934-35 he was elected vice president. Last October at Miles City he was elected president. He has frequently served as a member of the Delegate Assembly of M. E. A., and is now a member of the executive board of that body. In 1932 Professor Abbott formed our Student Local of the M. E. A., the first in the state. The Eastern District of the M. E. A. will meet in Billings, beginning tomorrow, October 29 and continu- ing through Saturday. Two general sessions and all the sectional meet- ings will be held at the Normal School, the others being held in the High School Auditorium. Students of the E. M. S. N. S. will be ad- mitted to any of the meetings in our school by the presentation of their activity tickets. There will be no classes either Friday or Saturday and students are urged to take ad- vantage of the opportunity to attend the meetings. Rural Choir Friday A. M. One of the special features of the general session program Friday morning will be the appearance of the Rural School Choir, enlisted from Stillwater, Yellowstone, and Sweet Grass Counties. The choir has been organized under the di- rection and impetus of the Midland Empire Elementary Teacherss Asso- ciation of Yellowstone County, most of whom are E. M. S. N. S. grad- uates. 230 In All-State Chorus The All-State Chorus, which will appear at the High School Audi- torium on Friday night is a high light of the convention. It is com- posed of high school pupils who were selected by Mr. Cutts, Super- visor of Music in the Billings schools. He selected about 230 of the best singers from 30 high schools. Schools sending these singers are: Anaconda, Bearcreek, Big Timber, Bozeman, Broadus, Butte, Circle, Columbus, C o n r a d, Custer, Cutbank, Deer Lodge, Denton, Dodson, Dutton, Glendive, Grass Range, Alberton, Harlowton, Havre, Hysham, Lewis- town, Livingston, Lodge Grass, Miles City, Power, Richey, Sidney, Terry and Thompson Falls. The music supervisors of these towns have trained the students in the selections to be used in the con- cert. When they arrive in Billings they will have the first mass re- hearsal under the direction of Miss Marguerite Hood, state music super- visor, and the final rehearsal will be on Friday morning. Jubilee Party In Gym The jubilee party, which will fol- low the All-State Chorus, will be a dance sponsored jointly by the Bil- lings Chamber of Commerce and the Normal School, for the entertain- ment of association members, Nor- mal School graduates, and former students with the faculty and Nor- mal School as hosts. We wonder who will be the first person to fall up the new steps. I GENERAL SESSIONS Thursday, Oct. 29, 8:00 p. m.—High School Auditorium. Main Speakers—Miss Elizabeth Ireland, State Superintendent; Dr. L. B. McMullen; Dr. George W. Fosier, President of Colorado State Teachers College, Greeley. Friday, Oct. 30, 10:00 a. m.—E. M. S. N. S. Auditorium— Main Speakers—Dr. George F. Simmons, President of State Uni- versity, Missoula; Dr. George W. Fosier. Friday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p. m.—High School Auditorium- All-State Chorus under direction of Dean De Loss Smith, School of Music. Saturday, Oct. 30, 10:00 a. m.—E. M. S. N. S. Auditorium. Main Speakers—Mr. A. T. Peterson; Mrs. John E. Hayes, Auxiliary Field Staff, National Congress of Parents and Teachers; and Mr. George Selke, President of State Teachers College, St. Cloud, Minn. Sectional Programs Friday, Oct. 30-8:00 a. m.-10:00 a. m.—E. M. S. N. S. Building. 2:30 p. m.- 4:30 p. m.—E. M. S. N. S. Building. Social and Entertainment Features Friday, Oct. 30, 12:00 Noon—E. M. S. N. S. Auditorium, Home Com- ing Luncheon. Friday, Oct. 30, 9:00 p. m.—E. M. S. N. S. Auditorium, Jubilee Party and Dance for all teachers and escorts. Saturday, Oct. 31, 7:30 p. m.—Public School Stadium, Football game, Miles City vs. Billings.