The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.) 1930-1943, January 28, 1938, Image 1

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THE RIMROCK ECHO Eastern Montana State Normal School VOL. IX. BILLINGS, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1938 NO. 2 Creative Art of Children Shown i 7 ive Nations Represented; Miss Roberts Explains Exhibit During this month the art depart- ment of E. M. S. N. S. has had a most interesting display of creative art by children of many nations from five to 19 years of age. This exhibit, known as \Children's Art from Five Continents,\ is being sponsored by the Progressive Edu- cation association. A variety of art media was repre- sented: pastel, oil, water color, cray- on, charcoal, pencil, ink, tempera and wood block printing. Works from 19 countries, in five continents, were represented. \Children's Art from Five Conti- nents\ offers more than a world view of young people's art products. They are social documents. Finland, for example, shows love of home and family life in its scenes filled with people, remarkably well drawn. The work of Finland is direct and strong. In some of the figure com- positions actual materials were used for clothing much as our children are accustomed to use cut paper. Regimentation in Italian Work The plates representing Italy were outstanding. Strong portrait heads in crayon and charcoal make one realize that the children who posed were sober little Italians accustomed to regimentation. In each, the per- sonality of the sitter dominated tech- nique remarkably. Free water color landscapes, devoid of preliminary sketching in pencil, were charming, as were the fine drawings of animals made by little Italians. Austria was ft:presented by entertaining illustra- tions of city and country life, full of action, many figures and small de- tails. Ability to express themselves adequately with fine knowledge of perspective, was characteristic of the Austrians. Hungarian children showed fond- ness for color and a taste for street scenes and markets, characteristic of the Austrian children. Figures in the illustrations from Germany and Panama were stiff and regular, and seemingly made of wood. Lack of imagination was a feature of Ger- man art work. The exhibit from China and Japan showed a persist- ent reliance upon tradition. Flowers a n d birds, cherry blossoms and dragon flies were done with the usual grace, lightness and feeling for design. The same instinct for design and arrangement, coupled (Continued on Page 4) Yellowjackets Start Conference Trip Coach Bjorgum and the Yellow, jackets left Thursday morning, Jan- uary 27, for Butte, where they will engage with the Orediggers for their third game of the season. The Yel- lowjackets showed at one time that they could do it, so it's hoped that their stamina will hold up for a period long enough to down the Orediggers. On the two nights following, Jan- uary 28 and 29, they will travel to Dillon to play two games with the Bulldogs of the State Normal Col- lege of Dillon. This two-night stay ought to be well accounted for by the Yellowjackets as they have had several stiff games already. The members of the varsity squad who will make this trip are: Gib Johnson, Clark McGarry, Floyd Bee- ler, Lowell Smith, Joe Stark, Wayne Babcock, Wayne Marcus, Don Cham- bers, James Minnie, Evan Cowley, Jack Johnson, Bob Patterson and Vern Clark, manager. It has been seen in games played at home that the Yellowjackets have lots of fighting spirit. Though it is harder to win on a strange floor before a crowd rooting for the other side, Coach Bjorgum is hopeful that the Yellowjackets may be able to top their opponents. G Man Will Speak At E. M. S. N. S. Inspector W. H. Drane Lester of the federal bureau of investigation will speak in Billings, March 6, 7, 8. Inspector Lester is the first assist- ant under Chief J. Edgar Hoover. He has the reputation of being the most able speaker in the F. B. I. and he can talk at the rate of 225 words a minute. His speaking tour through the state is to be handled by the Montana chapter of Pro-America, Mrs. Harry Carpenter, state presi- dent and local leader, stated. The topic for the inspector's address is not yet known, but it will undoubt- edly be about some phase of crime prevention, Mrs. Carpenter said. At 3 on Sunday afternoon, March 6, Inspector Lester will speak in the Ea stern Montana State Normal school auditorium. Monday and Tuesday he will address local school students, and Tuesday night he will speak in the high school auditorium. Uncensored Film Will Be Shown Next Week The March of Time, which is shown regularly at the Fox theater once a month, will present on next Sunday, through Tuesday, the first uncensored film ever to come out of Nazi Germany. The entire 15-minute period will be devoted to one sub- ject—Naziism. The purpose of this presentation is to expose the situation in Ger- many under the present Nazi regime, so that we in America, who exercise freely rights of liberty, can see how conditions are in a land where free- dom is curbed. William E. Dodd, minister to Ger- many up until December and se- verest critic of Naziism, says that this feature is something no young person can afford to miss. Gridiron Dinner Will Be Served Wednesday The Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions service clubs will meet in the E. M. S. N. S. gymnasium Wednesday, February 2, at 6:30 p. m. for their first annual gridiron dinner, pat- terned after the famous annual grid- iron banquet in Washington, D. C., at which the Associated Press \rims\ the President and other famous per- sons. Only the members of the dif- ferent service clubs will be present. The dinner will be served by a group of students under the usual luncheon set-up. NEGRO ARTIST WILL SING Community concert ticket holders will be privileged to hear Marion Anderson, negro contralto, on the evening of February 7 at the high school auditorium. Miss Anderson, who is the world's most outstanding negro contralto, has received universal recognition for her singing. In 1925 she won the Philharmonic contest and in 1932 she studied in Europe. A few months later she began to make public re- citals that overwhelmed her conti- nental audiences. Nineteen thirty- five saw her first American appear- ance; since then she has enjoyed the success with which the American public loves to crown its native tal- ent. Officers Installed ' In Rainbow Lodge At the formal installation of offi- cers of the Billings Order of Rainbow Girls on Wednesday night, January 12, at the Masonic temple, Virginia Keefe, Billings, was installed as worthy adviser. Other girls of the E. M. S. N. S. who were installed were Annabelle Peterson, musician, Billings; Irene Hazelton, installing recorder, June '37, Billings; Alta Mae Johnston, installing chaplain, June '37, Billings. Pre=School Combined Children See City By Bus; Build Toy Town In School Room 107 on the first floor is teeming with activity and enterprise these days as little youngsters carry on their work in the pre-school and kindergarten_ conducted by Mrs. Eu-, gene Myers, following a schedule revised at the beginning of the quarter. There are many advantages in the new plan, by which the three-year- olds and four-year-olds join with the kindergartners in a morning schedule from 9 to 11:30 a. m. in- stead of meeting separately in the afternoon as was done last quarter. The older children show a keen realization of their responsibility for the activities and conduct of the group. With the example of the older children to follow, the younger ones soon learn that they too must take care of themselves. The program is so arranged that each child is free to select his own work, thus gaining better social ad- justment. With the assistance of a splendid student teacher, Mrs. Cleo Weppler, it is possible for the pro- gram to be divided on the basis of interest for music, games, and sto- ries. A splendid illustration of a child- motivated project is the model city upon which they are working. Santa Claus left some gifts of cars, trucks, a fire engine and a ladder-truck, airplanes, and an ambulance, all of which were brought to school for display. Several questions arose. What were they used for? How were they operated? Where were they found? So keen an interest was aroused that a bus ride was planned to see the operation of these utility projects. Having deposited their nickels the children were off for a bus ride during which they found out what really was going on in Billings. This trip stimulated their interest further, and as a result they decided to erect a model town of their own. Although it has no name as yet, the city has \stop\ and \go\ signs, a clothing store, a school, a filling station and an airport. The build- ings are constructed from cardboard cartons, the trees are paper cups turned upside down, and wooden policemen and dolls represent peo- ple going through the activities of community living, not to forget the clock on one of the skyscrapers. All students are welcome to spend a delightful half-hour in this sunny, activity-filled room. The children will enjoy telling of their work, es- pecially their model city, and the teachers-to-be will get many tips on how a really progressive school is carried on. +- Dates Are Set for Standardized Tests The schedule for standardized tests has been arranged for February. All students must have a grade in these tests before graduating. All who have missed any test, as well as new students, are expected to conform to the schedule. If a student finds it impossible to take a test at the appointed time he should see the instructor in charge several days in advance of the test. English Placement test-1:15 Wed- nesday, February 9, in room 114. Miss Meek. Spelling test — 1:30 Wednesday, February 9, in room 109. All who failed in this test in English 11 last fall and all new students should take the test. A list of words from which the spelling words will be taken may be secured at the bookstore. Miss Meek. Terman Psychological test — 1:30 Wednesday, February 16, in room 207. Dr. Hines. Seashore test in music-1:30 Wed- nesday, February 23, in room 311. Mr. Ridgely. Watch the bulletin board for names of students who are required to take these tests. Dean Announces Eye Testing Clinic Immediately after the publication of this notice, an eye testing clinic will be opened by Mr. Dean in room 109. Any student wishing to have his vision tested is urged to take advantage of this offer. The Keystone Orthomatic Tele- binocular, a new device for the test- ing of vision, is to be used. This device tests for right and left-eyed- ness, fusion at near and far points, lateral and vertical imbalance, depth of perception, and astigmatism. These tests are not, however, to be thought of as substitutes for the examina- tions of a reputable eye specialist, but rather as a preliminary exami- nation to ascertain if further assist- ance should be sought. The clinic will be in Mr. Dean's charge with Miss Katherine Carlton assisting at present. The office will be open for testing on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. If any stu- dent is unable to have his eyes tested during the regular periods he should make a special appointment with Mr. ,Dean. Pep(Band Organized; Dr. Mac Assists Several students have formed a pep band which held its first meet- ing in Miss Nourse's room on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 12. The purpose of this band is two- fold. Besides forming a nucleus for a good rooting section at the bas- ketball games, it will teach the members the essential features of a rhythm band so popular in the rural schools. Dr. McMullen and Miss Nourse are the instigators of the plan. A surprising number of stu- dents attended the first meeting and each person received an instrument to manipulate. The hour was spent going through several songs to hear how the instruments sounded. Among the instruments used are the kazoos, a small piece of tin work through which the player hums a tune, and it escapes from the in- strument with a first class nasal twang attached to it; the ratchets are wooden cogs which sound as though something has been thrown into the machinery and momentarily upset things. Fortunately these in- struments are usually played only on the first beat of every measure. The tom-toms and rhythm sticks are important because it is these instru- ments that bang out the exact rhythm and thus keep the whole band united. All of this commotion is used for marches and heavy music. In the songs that are quieter, lighter and more delicately arranged, the ringing of bells, the tinkling of triangles and the sound of the slides are used predominantly. At the end of phrases or at the end of the song the number is finished off with a whistling effect from the reeds. To give that orchestral touch to the band the French horn, clarinet, gui- tar, piano, xylophone, and bass viol are included. The band has played at two bas- ketball games so far and its per- formance was received enthusiastic- ally. There are great possibilities for this pep band. T h e singing at the basketball games isn't what it might be. It seems that no one knows the words to the songs. Here are the words to one of the songs and the suggestion is made that everybody take advan- tage of it and learn the words. W. M. Johnston Dies Mr. W. M. Johnston of Billings, a member of the state board of edu- cation during the entire existence of E. M. S. N. S. and one of its most loyal supporters from the time that the legislators first considered the creating of the school, died Friday, January 21, at his home, and was buried on Sunday, the funeral being held in the Congregational church of which he was a member. Educator Visits Here Next Week Will Speak Before Civic Groups, Teachers, E. M. S. N. S. Students Dr. Anna Rose Hawkes, super- visor of the project in educational guidance now being carried on in Billings and six other cities in the United States, will be in Billings on Monday, January 31, and Tuesday, February 1, in connection with the work now being carired on here. This project is under the auspices of the Educational Records bureau of New York city. While in Billings, Dr. Hawkes will have a very well filled program. On Monday, at noon, she will be a guest speaker at the Rotary club lunch- eon; at 4 o'clock she will speak to Mr. Dean's extension class in edu- cational guidance and other inter- ested Billings teachers on \The Case Study Technique in Guidance.\ At 6 o'clock she will be a guest at the annual dinner given by the Y. W. C. A., of which she is an honorary officer. Also on Monday evening she will be guest speaker at a joint meeting of all Billings Parent-Teach- er associations, to which the facul- ties of the Eastern Montana State Normal school and the Billings Poly- technic institute are invited. Will Speak to Students Dr. Hawkes will address an all- school assembly in the E. M. S. N. S. auditorium at 10 o'clock Tuesday noon. At 6:30 Tuesday, Dr. Hawkes will be honored guest and speaker at a dinner for the teachers of Bil- lings. Dr. Hawkes, accompanied by her husband, Dean Hawkes of Columbia college, was here last winter and attended a dinner given by the fac- ulty and students of E. M. S. N. S. for the teachers of Billings. Give Demonstration Of Visual Education Dr. McMullen, Mr. Stuber, and Mr. Hoheisel visited the Eldergrove school, January 11, and demon- strated the use of visual education in the modern school. Models of the eye and the larnyx were shown to the pupils and the movements of the two organs were demonstrated. Plaster castings made by E. M. S. N. S. students in the class in speech correction were also exhibited. Mr. Stuber showed the sound film \Horse Power and Horse Sense.\ Mr. Hoheisel showed the use of the new usescope projector, a compound microscope that enables a class of 25 to view the microscopical en- largement of any slide, whereas only one person can view it through the microscope. Dr. McMullen showed pictures and lantern slides and the method and attachments for project- ing still pictures from films. Dr. McMullen anticipates that they may be called upon to show these aids of visual education in schools throughout the entire county wher- ever electricity is available. 4 Play Cast Chosen For Next Month The mid-winter play will be a light comedy given February 25. The characters in the play are: a young boy of 18 who hates the cello but is forced to practice to become a con- cert player; a sister who thinks she can sing but can't; a servant who can sing but doesn't know it; a stage-struck mother; a successful actress; an adoring young mother with her first baby; a young doctor who oversteps his authority and takes charge of the situation; and a father who loves dahlias. To carry out the delightfully com- plicated plot Miss Dewey has chosen the following students: Vern Wag- ner, Nelle Yvette Pickard, Verna Jenson, Mary Maxon, Marion Ostby, Lola Richard, Helen Tucker and Jim Salsbury.

The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.), 28 Jan. 1938, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.