The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.) 1930-1943, December 09, 1938, Image 1

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FACULTY DIRECTORY Eastern Montana State Normal School, Billings, Montana Home Address Phone Office Classroom 921 N. 31st St. Abbott, N. C 4995 208A 208 141 Grand Ave. Bjorgum, 0. M 4981 123 Gym Rimrock Drive Cooper, Vernom 209A 209 Normal Avenue Dean, Charles 2592 113 109 946 N. 31st St. Dewey, Martha 5057 134 142-206 1140 N. 29th St. Foote, L. R 4089 101 103 Rimrock Drive Hines, H. C 5815 111 207 Rimrock Drive Hoheisel, W. F 3349 302B 304 Rimrock Drive McMullen, L. B 3316 104G Rimrock Drive Manion, Keith 3-0589 309A 305-309 3105 4th Ave. N. Meek, Mary 2749 116 114 Stratford Apt. 31 Nourse, Ruth 3748 310A 310 Stratford Apt. 24 Rich, Pauline 3802 202B Library 1008 N. 31st St. Ridgely, C. V 3435 311A 311 115 Clark Ave. Roberts, Hermine 4939 309B 303-309 1119 N. 30th St. Stevenson, Marjorie 5594 118 Gym 29 Ave. B. Stuber, H. N 4044 104C THE RIMROCK ECHO Eastern Montana State Normal School VOL. X. BILLINGS, MONTANA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1938. NO. 2 Spearfish Normal Five Plays Here Tonight Fall Graduates to Receive Diplomas at Commencement Luncheon, Dec. 22 George Snell Main Speaker; F rogram to End Quarter At noon on Thursday, December 22, the E. M. S. N. S. Commence- ment luncheon will be held in the normal school auditorium. At the close of the luncheon there will be the following program as a com- mencement exercise for the grad- uates: Music By the Girls Glee Club Directed by Mr. C. V. Ridgely Accompanied by Mrs. C. C. Shively Invocation Rev. L. 0. White Pastor of Christian Church, Billings Address Mr. George Snell Attorney in Billings (At one time principal of Billings High School.) Presentation of Diplomas Mr. Reyn Leedom Member of State Board of Education Presentation of Class...Mr. L. R. Foote Response for Class Miss Vera Roeseler Seniors Appoint Committees The arrangements for the lunch- eon were made last night by the following second year committee: Jim Salsbury, president of the sec- cnd year class; Anne Oser, Erna Berndt and Esther Ferns, the senior serving committee; Jack Johnson, set-up chairman; John Hershberger, chairman of take-down committee; Mildred Hunter, chairman of clean- up; Betty Cooper and Marian Ostby, commercial committee. Serving and other duties at the luncheon will be done by the Cl and C2 groups. For the first time the serving committee will be com- posed largely of boys. Schedule Will Be Shifted Thursday's classes will be held on Wednesday and Wednesday's classes will be held on Thursday so that the program will bring the work of the school to a close. The students will be free to begin their vacation im- mediately after the graduation ex- ercises. Jew Applies for Faculty Position An illustration of the plight of the Jews in Europe was brought to the normal school during the past week in the form of a letter of application sent by a Jewish professor in Italy. The applicant states that until re- cently he was a professor in the Lyceum of Italy but that the action of the Italian government towards people of his creed caused his dis- missal, He states that he has a degree in jurisprudence and philos- ophy and would like to continue his work in our school. He would prefer to teach contemporary history but would teach Italian language and literature. Besides Italian the pro- fessor speaks French, English, and a little German. Bus Service to Door Available Every Hour The city busses which leave the Newberry corner at Second avenue and Twenty-eighth street at 7:45 and every hour thereafter until 4:45 will come to the front door of E. M. S. N. S. to discharge and pick up passengers. The busses will arrive at about ten minutes to each hour scheduled. The continuance of this service will depend on the number of students who take advantage of it. Single rides cost ten cents, but three tickets can be purchased for 25 cents, or seven for 50 cents, mak- ing each ride cost only seven cents. When the extreme cold weather comes, the busses will be very pop- ular, and it is hoped that there will be enough patronage now to keep the service going. Katoyas to Give Christmas Dra ma Dewey Directs \Good King Wenceslaus\ On Sunday, December 18, the Ka- toya Players will present \Good King Wenceslaus\ as their eleventh annual Christmas play, free to the public. The play is based on the familiar Christmas carol and parts of the original music and dialogue are used throughout. Wenceslaus (pronounced Win-ces- laus) was an early king of Bohemia, who lived from 1361-1419. During h:s rule the land was torn by feuds in spite of his efforts to sustain peace. During his reign he was taken prisoner by Sigismund and exiled to Vienna. He returned and regained his power, which he re- tained until he died in Prague. The play is centered around the celebration of the feast of St. Steph- en, who was the first Christian martyr. Its general theme is the message of good will and cheer for Christmas time. Cloyd Head wrote the play and it is presented through special permis- sion from the Dramatic Publishing company. The play cast includes: King Wenceslaus Jerome Matross His Queen Marilyn Clark Master of Ceremonies....John Lamers King's Officer John Hershberger King's Councilor Jim Walpole Jester Jim Salsbury Sentry Jack Johnson Poor Man Robert Schirmer Jon Dick Zahniser Ladies in Waiting Margaret Froiland, Shirley Fuller Attendants Dorothy Davis, Dorothy Neal Article by Mr. Dean Appears in Journal As a result of study carried on in five first grade rooms in Billings, Mr. Dean has had an article accepted by Newton Edwards, editor of the Ele- mentary School Journal. Billings public school teachers who cooper- ated with Mr. Dean were: Miss Kershner and Miss Merrick, Broad- water school; Miss Dillion, Roosevelt school; Miss Barry, McKinley; and Miss Houck, Garfield school. Mr. Dean's article, \Predicting First Grade Reading,\ will appear soon. It is an interpretation of the results obtained in the first grade rooms, after giving the reading read- iness tests, the mental tests, con- ducted by Dr. Hines and his mental testing class, and the eye test, con- ducted by Mr. Dean and N.Y.A. students using the Keystone tele- binocular. Achievement tests in reading were given by Mr. Shively, who is test coordinator for the Billings schools. 4- School Closes Fall Quarter December 22 The fall quarter will officially close with the commencement pro- gram to be held after the luncheon in the gym on Thursday, Decem- ber 22. The following change in schedule should be noted. The regular Thurs- day classes will meet on Wednesday, December 21 and the Wednesday morning schedule will be observed on Thursday, in order to close the quarter's work immediately after the exercises. Advance registration will be car- ried on during the last week. The winter quarter will begin with regular classes at 8 a. m. on Tues- day, January 3, 1939. Billings Girl High In English Tests Starner Scores 263 of Possible 300 Points In the English placement test given at the opening of school the highest ranking in total score and in each of the three divisions was made by Fannie Starner of Billings, a grad- uate of the high school class of 1938. Miss Starner's total score was 263 out of a possible 300. Next in rank was Dolly Johnson, a graduate of the Huntley Project high school in 1938, whose score was 228. In the English form division Miss Starner scored 60 out of a possible 75, and Jean Burkley, a graduate of Broadview high school in 1938, stood second with a score of 54. In reading and comprehension M:ss Starner made a score of 119 out of a possible 135, and Shirley Fuller, a graduate of Libby high school in 1936, ranked second with a score of 111. In literature information, Miss Starner made a score of 84 out of a possible 90. The next in rank was 73 made by Dorothy Neal, Livings- ton, who was graduated from Park County high school in 1937. School Has High Rank The test, which was given to 151 entering freshmen and other new students, was compiled by the per- sonnel association of Teachers col- lege, Columbia. Dr. J. H. Heilman of Colorado State Teachers college at Greeley, research director of the association, is the officer in charge of the testing program, which began in 1932 with 40 teacher training in- stitutions participating. At that time the entrance and classification test was administered to the entering group at E. M. S. N. S. and the school placed sixth out of 40 col- leges. In 1936, out of 40 colleges this school ranked twelfth. For the first time this year the school is using the tests in psychol- ogy and English. There is a decided advantage in participating in this program, for when the results are compiled in February we shall re- ceive our ranking among thousands of students from 84 similar institu- tions in 42 states. The Teachers college at Dillon is also participating. Where have all the looking glasses gone? The normal will be in danger of losing its reputation for having good looking gals if something isn't done about it. Believe it or not, the drawers of the card catalog in the library ac- tually are removable and may be taken to a nearby table, thus re- lieving the congestion around the card index. Lecturer on Charm Will Appear Here Miss Marjorie Wilson, leading ex- ponent of charm and good manners, has agreed to conduct a series of three lectures in the normal school auditorium, February 6-7-8. This arrangement was made by the local Y. W. C. A. and was made possible by the use of the school auditorium, in return for which tickets for the students will be reduced to 75 cents for the three lectures. Miss Wilson comes from illustrious ancestry. In the past decade she was one of the leading characters of the dent screen. Her natural ability as a writer and elocutionist is enhanced by her childhood as the daughter of a distinguished southern family. Recently she has turned this abil- ity into a world famous business, turning her knowledge to the ad- vantage of others. Her teaching in- cludes home making, clothes sense, business codes, and the ordinary standard of good manners as they may be applied today. Her person- ality makes her a perfect exemplifi- cation of the qualities of which she speaks. A few of the things on which Miss Wilson will lecture are \Charm and Personality,\ \New Trends in Eti- quette,\ and \Secrets of Social Suc- cess.\ In addition to these she has selected several other topics in which everyone will be interested. Enrollment Shows Increase In Number of Men Students E. M. S. N. S. records for the fall quarter show that there is an in- crease in enrollment over that of a year ago, according to Mr. Stuber. This quarter stands second high in the number of men in school, being exceeded only by the record-break- ing winter quarter of 1934, when there were 386 students including 73 men. During the summer of '32 there were 407 students with only 28 men. The present quarter also sets a new high for Billings high school graduates enrolled in the normal school with 34 from the B. H. S. class of '38 and 23 from previous classes. STUBER SPEAKS AT HELENA Mr. Stuber, normal school regis- trar and local Kiwanis club presi- dent, spoke before the newly elected Kiwanis club officers of the state at a meeting in Helena, November 28. Mr. Stuber talked on boy and girl work and the Kiwanis club program in that field. During the next year Mr. Stuber is to serve as district chairman of the boys' and girls' committee. The district consists of the 18 Kiwanis clubs in Montana. Only Game Before Holidays; Visitors Play Poly Saturday Eastern Montana State Normal School's Yellowjackets make their first home stand of the season to- night when they play host to the Yellowjackets of Spearfish (South Dakota) Normal school. It will be a determined band of players that take the floor against the South Dakota five tonight. The 'Jackets tasted victory last week and agree that they like it and vow that there will be more to follow. Band Will Make First Showing The game, which will be the only collegiate game played on the local floor before the Christmas holidays, will start at 8 o'clock. It is planned that the large band that Mr. Ridgely has been tutoring during the fall quarter will make tis appearance at the game. Students are urged to come out and help the band support the team. Little is known locally of the strength of the Spearfish squad but they seem to have the habit of put- ting a strong team on the floor. Tomorrow night the Spearfish team will complete their local appearance with a game on the Billings Poly tloor. Normal school players likely to see action in tonight's game include Capt. Babcock, Robert Johnson, Jack Johnson, Wayne Marcus, Bill Swartz, Emery Ostby, Marion Ostby, Dwight Mason, Jack Lewis, Phillip Fiske, James Minnie, and Oscar Smith. The next game to be played at home will be against Dickinson State Teachers college, January 6, while the 'Jackets will open their Mon- tana Collegiate conference schedule against the Billings Poly at the Poly gym on January 10. Christmas Dance Will Be Given Next Friday At the first year class meeting on Wednesday afternoon final plans were made for the Christmas dance for students and their guests to be sponsored by the class on Friday evening, December 16. This dance is the only program dance of the quarter, and much attention will be given to the music and the favors. The grand march will take place at nine o'clock. Christmas decorations will set the holiday mood for the dancers. Oscar Smith, president of the class, appointed the following students as chairmen of the various committees. Mildred Olson will engage the mu- sic; Maxine Ruppel will have charge of decorations; Marjorie MacDonald will plan for the programs; Lloyd Gering for the favors, and Orville Thompson for the refreshments. Oscar Smith, president, who is planning the entertainment, prom- ises a very interesting variety. There will be a trio composed of Vivian Hall, Ada Duell and Maxine Ruppel, who will furnish musical selections. There will be prizes for novelty numbers. +- Mrs. Myers Resigns Nursery School Post Mrs. Eugene Myers has resigned her position as instructor of the nursery school on the first floor of the normal school building, and her successor, Mrs. Daylis of Billings, started teaching in her place on December 1. Mrs. Daylis received her training at the National Kindergarten Col- lege, Evanston, Illinois. Mrs. Myers and Mrs. Daylis did their practice teaching under the same person. Mrs. Myers is quoted as saying, \I am sure her work will be very sim- ilar to mine.\

The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.), 09 Dec. 1938, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.