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Directory for School Organizations Organization President Faculty Sponsor Meeting Place Time Second Year Class Jim Salsbury W. F. Hoheisel 103 First Year Class Oscar Smith Mary J. Meek 109 Student Council L. B. McMullen Office 3:00 Wednesday Katoya .Annabelle Peterson. Martha E. Dewey Green Room 7:30-1 & 3 Tuesday W. A. A Anne Oser Marjorie Stevenson Lunchroom 8:00 Monday M. E. A. Local Wayne Marcus N. C. Abbott Sketch Club Dorothy Schock Hermine Roberts 308 Saturday Afternoon Service Club Gib Johnson Keith Manion 309 7:00 Wednesday THE RIMROCK ECHO Eastern Montana State Normal School BILLINGS, MONTANA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1938 NO. 1 voL. Cooper Succeeds Hawkes on Staff New Instructor from Oak Park College Dr. Vernom Cooper is taking the place in the social science depart- ment which was left vacant by the resignation of Mr. Hawks. He comes here from Oak Park Junior college at Oak Park, Illinois. Both Dr. and Mrs. Cooper were awarded their A. B. degrees at Val- paraiso university in Indiana in 1920 and gained their M. A. degrees in 1924 from University of Iowa. In 1927 Dr. Cooper received his Ph. D. at Iowa. During the year of 1928-29 Dr. and Mrs. Cooper were in France, where he was doing research work in French economic history and pol- itics of the revolutionary period. He studied in the National library and in the National Archives in Paris and at the Provincial Archives in Le Mans, Dijon and Macon. Since Dr. and Mrs. Cooper's ar- rival in Billings on September 2, they have taken a trip to Yellow- stone park. They also took a trip east to New York and Washington before coming to Billings. The Coopers like the scenery here in Montana. Dr. Cooper is looking forward to our cold weather, never having experienced anything colder than 25 degrees below zero. He seems to be enjoying his work and says, \I like the zeal and diligence that a number of students are al- ready showing by their book re- ports.\ Katoya Organizes Students Desiring Membership Display Talents at Tryouts The Katoya Players, who have already held four meetings, are now considering applications for mem- bership, resulting from two evenings of \try outs,\ October 18 and 25. Anyone who has some talent in dra- matics, music, stage sets, or make-up may become a member by making an acceptable appearance before the players. Judges will pass upon ap- plicants next week. At the first \try out\ vocal solos were presented by Vivian Hall, Viv- ian Ashbaugh, and Maxine Ruppel. Lois Crandall played a piano solo. Dramatic readings were given by Marie Morton, Helen Walrath, Bar- bara Johnson and Shirley Fuller. At last Tuesday night's meeting the following students were given trials: Readings, Yvonne Halsey, Peggy Jean Bent, Doris Spisla, Marylyn Clark, Eileen Parks and Ada Duell; solos, Dorthy Neal and Mildred Ol- son; skit, Evelyn Kelnofer and Ethel Edmonds; Dick Zahniser and Jim Walpole will have parts in the first of the one-act plays. (Continued on Page 3) W. A. A. Sponsors Etiquette Forum Charm, that illusive something which everyone would like to pos- sess and yet so few of us are sure we have, may soon be within the grasp of every girl in the school. Dr. McMullen suggested in his first lecture that there should be some provision for charm and eti- quette in our school. The W. A. A. took up the idea and are planning to conduct a \charm school.\ It is really a charm forum, meeting once or twice a month at which time questions of etiquette, make-up, and dress will be discussed by means of a question box. Miss Stevenson and the members of W. A. A. would like to hear from any first or second year girls who are interested in attending such a forum. Watch the bulletin board for notices concerning the question box and the time of meeting. Montana Teachers Plan Rural Leaflet At the request of the program committee of the National Education association, Miss Martha Dewey of the speech department and Mr. Leon C. Foote of the education depart- ment of the Eastern Montana State Normal School have collaborated with four other Montana teachers to provide the national rural school program for Wednesday, November 9, during American Education week. The National Education association chose committees to make out pro- grams for high school, grade school, rural school, primary and kinder- garten for each day of Education week, November' 6 to 12. For the rural school program five commit- tees were chosen from Montana, Illi- nois, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Virginia, each state providing the program for one day. Members of the Montana program committee were: Miss Dewey, chair- man; R. R. Renne, Montana State college, Bozeman; Miss Marie Er- dahl, principal of Jefferson junior high school, Billings; Pauline Patton, superintenednt of Fergus county schools, Lewistown; and Robert Hamilton, Eastern Montana State Normal School graduate, teaching at Brooks, Montana. It is quite an honor to our school to have two members of its faculty and a former graduate chosen to work on this national committee. The program for Wednesday of the Rural School Packet is called \Attaining Values and Standards.\ Miss Dewey wrote an article on \Suggestions for Programs on Speech Attainments.\ Mr. Foote wrote one on \Attaining Values and Stand- ards.\ Other articles included \Ex- hibits,\ \Budgets \Parent-Teacher Activities,\ 'Dramatizing the Weath- er,\ \Schools Should Ceek Cooper- ation of Laymen,\ and \Standards in Physical Equipment and Educational Opportunities.\ 4. Graduates Take Part In M.E.A. Program Many E. M. S. N. S. graduates have places on the program of the M. E. A. sectional meeting in - Bil- lings this week. The list of sections and alumni who will appear are as follows: County superintendents' section and rural section—Lillian Morgan and Fannie Kirch. Intermediate section—Mary Wein- schrott. Primary section—Marie Rorberg, Florence Reed, Olive Croy, Lillian Lohse, Helen Daniels. Upper grade section—Carl Sho- gren, Clyde Carrington, and Marvin Klampe. At Kalispell, Miss Vesta Knoke will assist in the primary section. At Bozeman, Miss Ursula Miller is in charge of the E. M. S. N. S. luncheon arrangements. At Wolf Point, Alice Wekander will speak at the lower grade section. At Great Falls, Mabel MacDonald is in charge of the E. M. S. N. S. luncheon arrangements. Mr. Chris- topherson will speak at the mathe- matics section. The only red, white and blue buoy in the world is in Baltimore harbor just off Fort McHenry. It marks the spot where Frances Scott Key wrote the words to \Star Spangled Ban- ner.\ M. E. A. Meetings Here This Week Normal School Faculty Members to Speak Eastern division of the Montana Education association will meet in Billings beginning today and lasting through Saturday noon. For the first time the school mas- ters' and the school mistresses' ban- quet will be held jointly and the banquet will be served by the sec- ond year class in the E. M. S. N. S. auditorium. The all-state orchestra of about 100 boys and girls from all over the state will play for half an hour preceding the banquet. Game Is Feature A highlight of the convention will be the annual Miles City-Billings high school football game at Public Schools' stadium, Friday night. The game this year is important as both teams are undefeated in district play. The game is an entertainment fea- ture of the M. E. A. convention each year. A number of interesting speakers have been obtained for the conven- tion. Dr. S. A. Hamrin, associate professor of education at the North- western university, Evanston, Illi- nois, will speak at two of the general sessions; Dr. Adam Bennion, assist- ant to the president of the Utah Power and Light of Sale Lake City, will speak at the Thursday and Fri- day general sessions; Dr. Howard A. Dawson, a rural specialist, employed by the National Education associa- tion, will speak at the general ses- sion Saturday morning. Faculty Members on Program Faculty members of the E. M. S. N. S. will also have an important part in the convention. Dr. L. B. McMullen is secretary of the Cre- ative Art Exhibit, committee, and a member of the committee of guest speakers. Miss Hermine Roberts is chairman fo the Creative Art exhibit and vice chairman of the art section. Mr. L. R. Foote is chairman of ar- rangements for the rural school cho- rus. He will speak Friday afternoon in the county superintendents' sec- tion on \Our Competitoirs of Oral Language.\ Mr. Ridgely will play a violin solo on Thursday morning at the general session. Miss Mary Meek will speak at the English section Fri- day afternoon on \England Through an English Teacher's Eyes.\ Dr. Harlan C. Hines will speak Friday afternoon at the intermediate sec- tion on \The Psychology of the Pu- pil's Behavior.\ Miss Ruth Nourse, Friday afternoon will speak on \Eu- rythmics\ in the music section, pre- senting a demonstration with a group of students. Mr. Hoheisel will speak Friday in the upper grade section on \Problems and Possibilities in the Teaching of Natural Science.\ Mr. Charles Dean has gone to Great Falls meeting. He will speak Thursday before the intermediate section on \Problems in the Activity Program.\ He will take Mr. Ab- bott's place on Friday at the social science section. His topic there will be \Currents of Montana Life.\ He will also meet with the E. M. S. N. S. alumni at luncheon on Friday. Miss Marjorie Stevenson is attending the M. E. A. meeting at Bozeman, where the state Physical Education asso- ciation will hold its meeting. She will represent the faculty at the E. M. S. N. S. luncheon on Friday. Second Year Class to Supervise Luncheons On Friday the members of the second year class will serve the E. M. S. N. S. alumni luncheon in the gymnasium. About 300 alumni and their friends will be served at noon. In the evening the members of the class will serve the joint ban- quet of school masters and school mistresses in attendance at the M. E. A. The number to be served then will be about 500. These meals, served in the tradi- tional luncheon style, mark the first occasion on which the students as- sume the responsibility which they as a class vqted upon themselves at the organization meeting on Octo- ber 4. Though the school luncheons and occasional other meals have been served by the school since 1933, faculty chairmen have heretofore taken the directional duties. Under the new plan one or more second year students have been appointed to direct each group of workers, and the work will, as in the past, be done by the group of first year students who are observing. Faculty mem- bers will act as advisers only. This first \work-out being ex- ceptional, gives the entire job to second year students. They intend to use the appointed chairmen as directors, and other members of the class will do the work which is usually delegated to the first year group. This herculean task is a vol- untary one, involving much hard work for the students, but the fac- ulty advisers expect to help out wherever necessary. The luncheon committee chairmen with faculty advisers are as follows: Set up, Jack. Johnson, Mr. Bjorgum; kitchen, Eleanor Kennedy, Mr. Dean; serving, Anne Oser, Bernice Fraser, Erna Berndt, Miss Nourse, and Miss Rich; clean-up, Mildred Hunter, Mr. Foote; knock-down, John Hershber- ger, Mr. Hoheisel; buying, Marion Ostby, Betty Cooper, Mr. Stuber. Social Program Decided; Rimrock Annual Discussed The social committee met in room 114, Friday evening, October 14, to outline a social program for the fall quarter, which was later approved by the student council. Dr. McMullen called the meeting to order and then turned it over to Dr. Hines, activities sponsor, who presented a tentative program for the quarter. Each event was dis- cussed and voted on, the discussion including date, program, cost and the responsibility for sponsoring the event. The committee has not the power to adopt the program; they merely recommend it to the student council. The biggest question before the meeting was the publication of the school annual, The Rimrock. After going without an annual last year the second year class favored one this year. Two hundred fifty dollars is available to be set aside this auarter for the annual fund by cut- ting expenses on the luncheons and the Rimrock Echo. The program recommended by the committee, which was adopted by the student council on October 17, will be found on page 3. The social committee includes of- ficers of the various classes and school clubs and their faculty spon- sors. W.A.A. to Present Hallowe'en Ball Annual Costume Party In Gym, October 31 The W. A. A. will sponsor the Hallowe'en dance to be held in the gymnasium on October 31. The Hal- lowe'en dance is an annual occur- rence in the school and, according to tradition, it will be a costume dance to which no outside guests are invited. The guests are re- quested to wear Hallowe'en, half and half, or barn dance costumes. The half and half costumes consist of wearing half one type of outfit with the other half of a different type. Evelyn Kelnofer, chairman of the decoration committee, says that a barn dance idea will be carried out. Pumpkins, corn-stalks and hay will be predominant in the decorations. Serving with her on this committee are Peg Johnson, Maude Ruppel, Sigfrid Helgeland, Ellen Holliday, Mildred Hunter and Anne Oser. Yvonne Halsey is taking the pro- gram responsibility. Her ideas are being kept a mystery as she seems to think the best idea is to come and see for oneself. She admitted that a couple of special dances are being arranged. There will be something good to eat, reports Erna Berndt, chairman of the refreshment committee. She has chosen Shirley Barnett, Ethel Edmonds and Norma Knowles to work with her. Everyone is urged to come to this dance and to come in costume. Meek Tours Europe 1 > Teacher Views Famous Places and People on Extended Trip Miss Mary Meek of the English department obtained leave of ab- sence from the school for the spring and summer terms and on March 26, after spending ten days in New York city, she sailed on the liner Rex for Naples, Italy. She landed there April 2, and was met by Dr. Gladys Branegan of Montana State college, who was on the last lap of a trip around the world. Together they set out to see Europe. In Italy they visited Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, the Riviera, and the Italian lakes. At Milan they attended the opera, \The Barber of Seville,\ at the famous Scala opera house. They were impressed not so much by the opera as by the great enthusiasm of the crowd. People remained stand- ing the entire three and one-half hours just to hear it. While in Italy they saw Mussolini and had an audience with Pope Pius. \Having an audience\ means standing with one thousand others, also bent on seeing him, in a great (Continued on Page 2) Creative Art Work Will Be On View During the M. E. A. convention in Billings there will be two art exhibits on the third floor. One is the creative art of the school chil- dren of eastern Montana, augmented by several hundred examples of cre- ative art compositions in charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, pastel and finger painting made by Miss Ro- berts' class in creative art during the summer session. The second is an exhibit of 25 pictures repre- sentative of the exhibition entitled \Young America Pairt,s, 2 -.,which was held in Ro ck e f e l-rer Center last spring. The pictures were ;created by children in various parts of the United States. See this interesting collection while it is on display. It must be sent on its way by November 1.