The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.) 1930-1943, October 28, 1937, Image 1
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Calendar for Fall Quarter Set By Social Committee An all school social committee, composed of the officers and faculty sponsors (of all the organizations within the school, met with Dr. McMullen, Dr. Hines, and Mr. Stuber on Wednesday evening, October 10. At this time a program of activities was plotted, sponsors of these functions were decided upon, and the approximate cost of each event was estimated. The suggested program was submitted to the student council for approval at its meeting on October 13, at which time the program of events was ap- proved. The council will consider the financial apportionment for the varied events at its meeting this afternoon. The program as approved is as follows: Date Event Sponsor THE RIMROCK ECHO Eastern Montana State Normal School VOL. IX , NO. 1 BILLINGS, MONTANA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1937 Fri., Oct. 1 Reception and Dance Wed., Oct. 13 All-school Luncheon Wed., Oct. 20 Anniversary Assembly and Dance Wed., Oct. 27 Moving Picture Show Mon., Nov. 1 Hallowe'en Party Fri., Nov. 12 Benefit Dance Fri., Nov. 19 Evening of Drama Hoheisel New Science Head Formerly Teacher At U. of Illinois Mr. William F. Hoheisel of the science department, who comes to us from the University of Illinois at Urbana, is finding an absorbing in- terest in the science work of the school. He is conducting classes this quarter in geology and physiology. Other courses that will be offered during the year are biology, botany and possibly bacteriology, according to the demand from the students. He is delighted with the large collec- tions of rocks and minerals and a well organized collection of botan- ical specimens which he found in the laboratory. He likes particularly the beautiful growing plants which fill the sunny end of the laboratory. He is interested in building up the laboratory stock of specimens for physiology, and has welcomed the cooperation of various students who have brought in animals to supply skeletons for laboratory study. Former Home in Michigan Norway, Michigan is Mr. Hohei- sel's home town. He took his early college training in the University of Michigan, where he received his A. (Continued on Page 4) 4=Reel Movie Featured At Assembly Tonight \White Magic,\ a four-reel, all talking movie, featuring Lois Wilson as the housewife, and Earl Gilbert as the baker will be shown in the gym tonight at 8 o'clock. All stu- dents are required to be present as activity tickets will be punched. The picture is humorous as well as edu- cational, depicting the tragedy and comedy of a day in a housewife's life. The tempting food exhibited by the baker who comes to her rescue will send you away hungry. Two youngsters who are accomplished actors add to the complicaitons of the story and bring about the de- nouement. Ceremony Marks Tenth Anniversary A short ceremony and a dance sponsored by the second year class Wednesday, October 14, with the faculty and board of trustees as honor guests, marked the tenth an- niversary of Eastern Montana State Normal school. After a short introductory speech by Dr. McMullen, Mr. W. J. Jame- son talked on the history of E. M. S. N. S., giving particular mention to those who contributed to its making, namely, W. M. Johnston, Dr. Mc- Mullen, Chancellor Melvin A. Bran- non, Senator E. T. Eaton, G. C. Cisel and Ray M. Hart. Following the speech, the birthday cake was presented, and the candles were blown out by the ten faculty members who were present at the opening of the school on September 12, 1927. Corsages and boutonnieres were then presented to those on the platform. The ceremony was com- pleted when the cake was cut by Doris Barnes, president of the soph- omore class. Cake, coffee and ice cream were served in the green room through- out the evening by a number of sophomore girls with Mary Maxon as chairman and Miss Dewey as adviser. They were assisted at the refreshment table by Mrs. McMul- len, Miss Meek, Miss Rich, Miss Roberts, Miss Nourse and Miss Ste- venson. Dancing, the other feature of the evening, finished the program. Roberts Tours Europe Attends Art Congress Miss Roberts left New York city for Europe on the S. S. New York on June 6. There were six in the party besides the leader, Prof. Lucy Textor of Vassar, but there about 20 people aboard the steamer who were going to attend the eighth Interna- tional Art congress in Paris. Upon arrival in Paris they were united into one group with other Ameri- cans, numbering over 100, who had sailed on different steamers to France. The congress was held from July 29 to August 6 in the Sorbonne. Besides France, Miss Roberts vis- ited Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Belgium, Hol- land, Switzerland, and the British Isles. Of course Miss Roberts experi- enced many new thrills—one of the most prominent in her memory being seasickness. She lost at least eight meals on her way over. She, however, regained the lost weight when she arrived in England, where the number of daily meals is seven. Miss Roberts sailed on August 27 from Cobh, (Queenstown) Ireland on the S. S. Columbus and arrived in New York September 2. She was met in New York by her sister, and they drove home via the Finger Lakes in that state to Lake Ontario, Niagara Falls, and Lake Erie, fol- lowing the lake shore drive to Cleveland. Though Europe presented many places of fascinating interest, one of the best things she saw on the entire trip was the Statue of Liberty and the sky line of New York upon her return. Faculty At M. E. A. Will Take Prominent Part In Program at Various Meetings Eastern Montana State Normal School will be represented in each of the four M. E. A. convention cities by one or more of the faculty mem- bers during the sessions on October 28-29-30. Dr. and Mrs. McMullen will leave on the evening of October 28 for Great Falls. They plan to occupy a suite of rooms at the Rainbow hotel, where they will keep open house for E. M. S. N. S. graduates during the M. E. A. meeting. Miss Steven- son will also attend the Great Falls convention, as the state physical ed- ucation association meets there. She has accepted the state chairmanship of the National Amateur Athletic federation, which is working for a state meeting to be held next spring which all women interested in ath- letics may attend. While at Great Falls she hopes to see the members of the committee that she has re- cently appointed. Both Dr. McMul- len and Miss Stevenson will attend the E. M. S. N. S. luncheon. Mr. Dean and Mr. Hoheisel will go to Miles City, where, on the aft- ernoon of the 29th, Mr. Hoheisel will address the county superintendents group on \Nature Study in Rural Schools.\ Mr. Dean will represent the school at the luncheon on Fri- day. Mr. Abbott will go to Kalispell, at which convention he will speak to the social science division on Friday morning on \What Present-day Stu- dents Think of Democracy.\ Mr. Foote will go to Butte and will represent the school at the luncheon. NOTICE This issue of Rimrock Echo will be distributed at the alumni lunch- eon to be held on Friday at the M. E. A. sectional meetings. For that reason more than the usual amount of space is devoted to alumni news. Wed., Nov. 24 Wed., Dec. 1 Fri., Dec. 10 Sun., Dec. 12 Tues., Dec. 14 Wed., Dec. 15 Thurs., Dec. 16 Wed:, Dec. 29 Funeral for Mr. Shunk Held At Bozeman The E. M. S. N. S. lost its first faculty member by death when Pro- fessor R. A. Shunk passed away at Sheridan, Wyoming, on Friday, July 30. Professor Shunk's funeral was held in Bozeman, August 2, at 10 a. m. Practically every member of the faculty and the Student Council were president aT the funeral. lire casket was adorned with a magnifi- cent mass of the flowers that Pro- fessor Shunk so greatly loved. In- terment was at Manhattan, about 20 miles from Bozeman. Mrs. Shunk and the five children are now living in Bozeman where her mother and sisters reside. Memorial Service in Gym On Tuesday, August 3, nearly 400 students, alumni, faculty members and friends of Professor Shunk gath- ered in the auditorium to pay tribute to his memory. Dr. L. B. McMullen delivered the eulogy. Rev. Geo. S. Sloan, pastor of the First Congregational church, read the scripture and presented the prayer. Miss Martha E. Dewey read \Look for Me\ and \The Great Divide,\ two poems of the great nature lover, Lew Sarett. Special music was presented under the direction of Miss Arvilla Terrell and C. V. Ridgely. Miss Terrell played a flute solo, \Ave Maria\ by Bach-Gounod, and the women's glee club sang \Twilight\ by Franz Abt. Dr. McMullen's tribute appears on the editorial page of this issue. Miss Hurley Married On September 15 Miss Zelah Hurley, secretary to Dr. McMullen, and Mr. A. R. Cable of Billings, were married in the rec- tory of the St. Patrick's Catholic church on Wednesday, September 15. The Right Reverend Msgr. D. J. Dineen performed the ceremony in the presence of relatives and inti- mate friends. A reception at the Hurley home followed the service, and then Mr. and Mrs. Cable left on a two week trip to Fort Collins and Denver, Colorado. They are now at home to their friends at 2909 Seventh Ave. North. Mrs. Cable is continuing her work in E. M. S. N. S. Nursery School Brings Tiny Tots to Normal Room 105, formerly Dr. Hines' psychology room on the first floor, is now transformed into a little play world, where Mrs. Eugene Myers, with the aid of Miss Betty Hecht, a student observer, is instructing 23 children ranging in age from three to five years. Upon entering the room the re- portdr was very piedsaro,ly suilpi ised, for, instead of the usual sedate at- mosphere of the class room of the would-be teacher, she found a gay and cheery atmosphere with happy, laughing voices and smiling faces. The children seemed to be only playing, but upon inquiry • the re- porter found that there is a regular program. In the morning from 9 to 11:30 o'clock, 15 five-year-olds are taught to help themselves, take their own place in the group and contrib- ute to the activities. According to John Dewey, they \learn to do by doing\ through creating objects, crude but of their own making. In the afternoon eight little three-year- olds take their naps from 1 to 3 o'clock. After each has put his cot away he helps to prepare a lunch. Thus they actually have the experi- ence of working with food and they learn table manners, also, in a nat- ural situation. October 7, the entire group took a trip to a farm. This was a practical and wonderful experience, for they actually saw and heard things which they have only had told to them before. A large squash was given them, and they baked and ate it at school. In this way they learned the entire cycle of growing and finally preparing the food to eat. Trips to the store, airport, etc. are in the program in the near future, these in turn to be correlated with music, art and stories. By exchang- ing their ideas and experiences with the other children, they begin to have a deeper understanding of community activities. Their com- ments prove that their power of ob- servation is indeed keen. The room is very attractive in green and white. The equipment is plentiful and appropriate. Each child has a locker for his own properties, and it is his responsibility to keep them there. Shoes with rubber soles are worn by the children in school, for that means less noise and little chance of slipping and falling on the hardwood floors. Service Club to Sponsor Movie War Play Selected; Tickets On Sale As its first big project this fall, the Service club has set itself the task of sponsoring a show at the Fox theater on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of next week. The double feature production will consist of the famous war picture \The Road Back,\ a sequel to \All Quiet on the Western Front,\ and a light comedy, \She Asked for It.\ The money earned from the sale of the tickets is to be given to the physical education department for the purchase of football equip- ment. Service club members and men students of the physical educa- tion classes are to sell the tickets, and any other student may help if he wishes. New Members Admitted At the last meeting held on Thurs- day evening, October 21, a number of students were admitted to mem- bership in the club. New members are Gib Johnson, Orville Collins, Rex Welton, John Lamers, Mildred Hunter, Isadore Fah, Gertrude At- kinson, Margarete Froiland, Zola Warthen, Ray Brown, John Olson, Charles Holmes, and Virginia Keefe. Disbanded during the summer months, the meetings were resumed again this fall, and three vacancies in the governing council were filled by election. New members of the council are Alice Halver, Crane; Bob Paterson, Livingston; Mary Maxon, Billings. Officers and mem- bers who held over are Lola Rich- ard, Billings, president; Vern Wag= Billings. Six Man Football Introduced Here by Bjorgum; Three Teams Now Formed Three teams of six man football are being organized among the men of E.M.S.N.S., according to Mr. Bjor- gum. All first year men taking phys- ical education will participate, form- ing two teams, and second year men will organize one team. These teams will play a regular schedule, and the two winning teams will probably stage an exhibition game later in the season. A national committee of school administrators from several states has drawn up the rules for the game. Conrad Orr, superintendent of schools at Dillon, is the Montana representative. Already this fall, several towns have been playing. Denton and Three Forks teams will meet in a championship contest to- morrow night at Great Falls. Lwzr Foote, June '30, son of Prof. Foote, is coach of the Denton team. Because of the great interest in the game Mr. Bjorgum sees the ne- cessity of training E. M. S. N. S. men to coach teams which will be found in many small high schools of the state. SCHOOLS CLOSE There will be no classes on Friday and Saturday of this week because of the meetings of the Montana Ed- ucation association at Miles City, Great Falls, Butte and Kalispell. This unlooked-for vacation is grant- ed because more than one-third of our students have no work for those days on account of the vacation in the Billings schools. Also many fac- ulty members and some students will be attending the M. E. A. meet- ings. S:hool will re-convene on Monday at 8 a. m. and attendance will be carefully checked. Thanksgiving Luncheon Assembly Dance for Graduates with Guests Christmas Pageant Basketball Game with Poly Mississippi Quartet Commencement Alumni Dance Second Year Class Katoya Players Second Year Class Student Council W. A. A. Service Club Katoya Players and Dra- matic Art Class W. A. A. Student Council First Year Class Katoya Players Service Club Student Council Alumni