The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.) 1930-1943, March 12, 1937, Image 2

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THE RIMROCK ECHO Published by EASTERN MONTANA STATE NORMAL SCHOOL at Billings, Montana Staff—Herbert Berg, Marie Carter, Leona Dixon, Alice Enevoldsen, Luis Gonzales, Helen Hardy, Jean Hickok, Audrey Jarvis, Jean Jimmerson, Helen McKee, Margaret Morrison, Clara Pust, Marie Sieg, Rose Schopp, Marion Stewart, Matilda Vescovi, Robert Wilson. Faculty Adviser Mary J. Meek EDITORIALS 41m.- LOOK TO YOUR APPEARANCE Education does not consist of book-learning alone. Many times we are so busy studying for a test that we can not possibly take time to brush our clothes, polish our shoes or clean our fingernails and comb our hair. There are many little duties we should perform each day, but very often we feel that they are not as important as studying for that test, when in reality our whole future may be influenced by our personal appearance on a certain day. Of course it is necessary that we study, but appearance and manners should receive as much thought as our studies. It is but a short time until many of us will be teachers. All those who have had any experience in the public schools know that children are very quick to appreciate pretty hair and neat clothes and to disapprove the opposite. THE EASTMONT JAMBOREE The first annual Eastmont Jamboree presented by the class of '38 on Friday, February 26, has now become history. However congratulations are in order for the committee who put over this unforgettable evening of entertainment which was so enthusiastically received by student-body, guests and faculty. The members of the committee can further pride themselves on the fact that this event drew the largest crowd to attend any affair this year. This was due to the large amount of advertising by way of clever posters, the election of a Jamboree queen, and the secrecy which shrouded the plans. The whole affair may be recorded in the school's annals as an excellent example of whole-hearted cooperation. The committee members have asked the Echo Staff to extend their thanks to the faculty, the second year assistants, and the entire student-body for their cooperation. Page Two THE RIMROCK ECHO Dr. Wood Gives Sidelights On School Work In Mexico During a brief visit with Dr. Mc- Mullen in Billings last week, Dr. Ben Wood of Columbia University, who with his wife recently spent ten days in looking over rural edu- cation in Mexico, remarked that schools in Mexico are making very rapid progress. In many respects, he said, they are ahead of elementary schools in the United States. Their program has no formal curriculum, the subject matter being based on the needs of the children as they find them, and carried on in the manner of activity schools. An interesting development of their educational system is the trailer school. It makes it possible for dem- onstration laboratories and exhibits to be carried from town to town. The side of the trailer is let down at each new place and demonstra- tions, accompanied by lectures, are given. A very successful program in health education has been carried out in this fashion. Dr. Wood was in the city to check up on the nation-wide testing pro- gram in vocational guidance, in which Billings public school is par- ticipating. The American School of the Air on Tuesday, March 16, will broad- cast an interview with Harold S. Laltham, the discoverer of that fa- mous novel, \Gone With the Wind.\ The program can be heard by tuning in on KNX (1050), or KOL (1270), or KFPY (890) at 12:15 noon. LEGISLATURE PASSES GOOD EDUCATION LAWS In the recent state legislature there were many bills passed which are related to education and consequent- ly are of interest to prospective teachers. One of them is the teacher retirement law. This may not be of great interest to you now but some doy you'll be 60 years old, and then you can get a pension of 50% of what your average salary had been for the ten years previous. The money comes from profit on liquor, so prohibition will probably become very unpopular with teachers. Anohter important bill passed is one that provides for the non par- tisan election of state and county superintendents and one which raises educational qualifications for county superintendents; they must have a state elementary certificate and a state secondary certificate to qualify. There was also a bill of interest to those who intend to teach art or music. It makes art and music re- quired subjects and the state has to adopt taxes in music and art. There were two bills which im- prove transportation for children in outlying districts and make transfer to different counties easier for those who are closer to schools in another county. The bill carrying the biennium ap- propriations for the Greater Univer- sity of Montana was passed at an increased figure after reconsidera- tion. By this bill E. M. S. N. S. receives additional money for each year of the biennium. Artist Exhibits Work In Art Department The Eastern Montana State Nor- mal School Art Department spon- sored an exhibit in room 309 during last week, featuring the illustrations of Mrs. \Fannie Cory\ Cooney, au- thor of the volume \Little Me,\ and of the syndicated drawings for the comic strips \Sonny Sayings\ and \Little Miss Muffet.\ The work ex- exhibited consisted of water colors illustrating each letter in the alpha- bet. Mrs. Cooney and her husband spent the months of January and February in Billings while their ranch near Helena was snow-bound. Her latest book filled with pert, un- usual verses for children, featuring a mischievous girl of three, appeared on the market just before Christmas under the title \Little Me.\ The illustrations on exhibit will probably be used in a book of fairy tales on which Mrs. Cooney is now working. Her illustrations have appeared in such magazines as Century, Scrib- ners and Harpers Bazaar. Many club women of Billings have visited the school to see Mrs. Coo- ney's pictures, and they have at- tracted much attention from the students. BILLINGS SCHOOLS TRAIN 178 STUDENTS THIS TERM The E. M. S. N. S. student body is well represented in the list of student teachers now at work in the Billings schools. There are 31 second year students teaching under su- pervision in different schools. The greatest number of these are at the McKinley school. They are Dorothy Todd, Viola Bliler, Irene Hand, Helen Jacobson, Jean Jimmerson, Matilda Kuzara, Thelma Fuller, Ruth Blanchard, Marie Pederson, Wilma Pratt, Marie Carter and Rose Schopp. The seven students teaching at the Fratt are Jean Hickok and Pauline Cross, art instructors; Edna Cooke and Rose Schopp, music; Matilda Vescovi, Donald Welsh and Emma Rudio, physical education. Of the remaining students, Clara Pust, Fre- da Colwell and Emma Rudio teach at the Broadwater School; Elsie Too- good, Wm. Bequette and George Harrison at the Jefferson School; Carol Moats, Harriette Lucier, and Mary Beth Grinde at the Roosevelt School. Viola Adams is the luckiest of all, as she is receiving regular rural school training at the Rimrock School. Ben Fleming and Ragna Dahlgard teach the W. P. A. evening classes at the Garfield. Besides the student teachers there are 50 student observers of the A division, 48 of the B division and 49 of the C division who have received one month each in training in the schools this quarter. There are at the present time 80 students out in the schools of Billings. STUDENTS, ATTENTION! Snapshots, lots of them, are needed for the Annual. The staff will pay for films and developing if you will turn films back by April 1. Call at the business of- fice for a film AT ONCE. NEW BOOKS IN LIBRARY GIVE TIPS ON POPULARITY Everyone wants to be popular. Friends are necessary for one who desires a well-balanced, meaningful life, but to do this it is important to be able to get along with other peo- ple, to use good manners, and to -do the right things at the right time. Three new books have been put on the library shelves for the stu- dents to use. \Popularity by Re- gina Westcott Wiemann, tells how to gain popularity, how to hold it, and how to increase it. The second book is \The Psychology of Dealing With People,\ by Wendell White. In the preface of this book the author says \the psychological problem of great- est concern to most people, that of dealing successfully with others, is one on which the public has been given little help.\ It was in recog- nition of the need for organized material on this subject that this book was written. The other book, \It's More Fun When You Know the Rules,\ by Beatrice Pierce is a book of etiquette for girls. It is dif- ferent from most etiquette books. It is addressed particularly to girls and mothers and gives information about formal and informal social customs. It would be very worth while to read htese books; much valuable and useful information could be gained. 4 Luring Pupils to Read A very interesting little article on page seven of the February issue of Montana Education is called \Lur- ing Students to Read.\ It is the second in a series on reading and reading problems by Mrs. Esther M. Sanders, the teacher of English in the Melstone High School. The au- thor is a graduate of the State Uni- versity. This article is the outcome of a discussion in the English sec- tion meeting at the Eastern District convention in Billings. Mrs. Sanders advocates the use of the \teaser\ method to induce stu- dents to read and appreciate good books. To arouse interest she puts a paragraph on the board or makes short comments in class about excit- ing parts of the books. This method can be successfully used in the upper grade. Second year students, who plan to teach, would do well to take some notes from this article for teaching note books. SCHOLARSHIP IN ART GIVES YEAR IN FRANCE Miss Edith Allport, June '32, a graduate of Montana State College at Bozeman in 1935, is now teaching in the Great Falls Normal School. Miss' Allport recently returned from an extended trip abroad, dur- ing which time she studied at the Paris Branch of the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts. Miss Allport, a major in art at Boze- man, won a year's scholarship as the result of the recommendation of the Bozeman Art Department based on her excellent designs for stage cos- tumes. She began her work in art under Miss Roberts and Mr. Manion; her success here decided her upon making art her major. During the week of February 8-12 an exhibit of Miss Allport's water color sketches of European scenes and New York City was on display at the college in Bozeman.

The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.), 12 March 1937, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.