The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.) 1930-1943, March 10, 1939, Image 1

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THE RIMROCK ECHO Eastern Montana State Normal School VOL. X. BILLINGS, MONTANA, FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1939 NO. 4 Katoya Players Present Mystery Play Tonight Montana High School Tourney to be Held Here Next Week Four Teams to Decide State Championship Billings high school and the East- ern Montana Normal play host to the state championship basketball tournament on March 16, 17 and 18, bringingi together the winners in the two diiisional meets now being played a%• Livingston and Great Falls. The tdurnament will be held in the nor al gymnasium. Playing here will be f champions, the southern division c A and class B winners and the s e for the northern di- vision. Will Play 6 Games In the divisional meets, the class A and class B teams compete in separate brackets, but in the state meet they will be playing each other to determine one state champion. The southern class A champ meets the northern class B winner and the southern class B titlist plays the northern A champion, the first night. The second night, the two southern entrants and the two northern en- trants play each other and the final night the class A teams play each other, following the two class B quintets. The class B teams have an equal chance with the A teams to win the state title. Local tournament officials are as follows: S. D. Rice, general chair- (Continued on Page 6) Social Committee Allocates Funds A social program for the spring quarter was recommended by the general social committee at a meet- ing on March 1 and was presented to the student council at its meeting yesterday. The matter of allocating the avail- able money was carefully discussed, and it was found necessary to cur- tail several activities for lack of funds. The various activities to be presented and the amount recom- mended for each follows. Two Northwest Assembly enter- tainers will claim $30 of the student fund; $250 will go to two lurkcheons, one of which will be on Campus day. The faculty-senior dinner will take $150. There is a possibility that the Billings critic teachers will be in- vited to this dinner. Forty-nine dol- lars will provide for an all-school party and a dance, and the annual spring prom will receive $125. A conference track meet and women's play day calls for $50, as does the senior play. A Memorial day trip to Custer battlefield takes $25 and an art exhibit $5. The annual and ath- letics each claim $300 from the fund. These estimates may be slightly modified by the council. Luncheon Will Honor Graduates The March commencement lunch- eon will take place next Wednesday noon in the Normal school audito- rium, with Dr. L. B. McMullen as principal speaker, presenting his views on \Education in Modern Life.\ Professor Foote will present the members of the graduating class and the diplomas will be given by Reyn Leedom, local member of the State Board of Education. Miss Nancy Fitzgerald of Hilger will speak on behalf of the class. The musical program will include three numbers by the Women's Glee club: Meditation by Bach Gounod Maiden Remember Weckerlin Astray Prautting Miss Annabelle Peterson and Miss Lois Crandall will render a piano duet, \Slavonic Dance\ by Dvorak. The regular second year luncheon committee, with the assistance of the \C\ division, will have charge of all luncheon arrangements. QUARTER ENDS MARCH 16 The winter quarter will officially end at 4 o'clock Thursday, March 16, and the spring quarter will begin with regular classes Monday morn- ing, March 20 at 8 o'clock. Spring quarter registration for first year students will be completed in conference and physical educa- tion classes. Second year students will register next week in the office. Schedules for classes available to second year students will be off the press the latter part of this week. Fellowship Exams Given Here Today According to Dr. McMullen, East- ern Montana Normal school has been selected as one of 12 centers in the United States where examinations for scholarships and fellowships to Teacher's College, Columbia univer- sity, will be given. The tests are being given here today and Saturday to Boyd Bald- win of Terry and Robert Wickware of Lewistown. Mr. Baldwin is high school principal at Terry and Mr. Wickware is a junior high school teacher in Lewistown. Miss Meek has been appointed by the scholar- ship committee to assist Dr. McMul- len in administering them. The university has a certain num- ber of these scholarships to give each year, and candidates are selected from applicants from all parts of the country. Billings and Bellingham, Washington are the only cities in the northwest giving the test. McMullen Back From Convention Prexy Attends Meet in Cleveland, Ohio Dr. L. B. McMullen returned to Billings, Sunday morning, March 5, from Cleveland, Ohio, where he at- tended a meeting of the American Association of School Administrators. The association, which is an out- growth of the National Education association, attracted some 10 or 12 thousand people to Cleveland. The organization, which was formerly known as the Department of Super- intendents of N. E. A., has grown to be one of the largest educational organizations in the country. Inspects Various Museums Dr. McMullen states that there were two principal reasons for his attending the convention. One con- cerns the normal school's plan to sponsor all archeological projects in this territory, such as the Indian caves southeast of Billings. On his trip, Dr. McMullen visited the Cleve- land museum, the Toledo Art mu- seum, and another museum in To- ledo that was built by WPA labor from reclaimed materials. It is from the latter museum that Dr. McMul- len obtained many ideas which he hopes may be carried into a school museum here in the future. He also visited the Field museum in Chicago, where he obtained their promise to cooperate with the local project. Helps Plan for Conference The school president is also a member of a committee which is sponsoring a world-wide conference of educators in New York City next August. This conference will draw delegates from practically every major walk of life throughout the world. The theme of the conference is listed as \What Can Education Do for Democracy?\ About 100 members of this committee met at a luncheon, March 1. Dr. McMullen was the only Montana member pres- ent. MR. HOHEISEL RECOVERING IN ST. VINCENT'S HOSPITAL Mr. Hoheisel, of the science de- partment, was taken suddenly ill Thursday night, February 16, and was taken to the St. Vincent's hos- pital, where the physicians operated immediately for internal hernia, as gangrene had already set in. Mr. Hoheisel is now slowly recov- ering and will be back to take over his classes very soon. Mrs. Joe Josephson is in charge of the bacteriology while Mr. Bjor- gum is teaching his freshman classes. Miss Dewey Directs `320 College Avenue' Tonight, at 8 o'clock in the audi- torium, under the sponsorship of the Katoya Players, a cast of 24 stu- dents will present for the quarterly \Evening of Drama\ a mettlesome mystery, perpetrated with aplomb and abounding in any number of cunningly contrived situations. Youth out for a splurge finds itself involved in a murder mystery with complications which keep the audience in a dither at \320 College Avenue.\ Despite the murder angle and general hysterical atmosphere, the authors have injected a comedy spirit which provides plenty of laughs and keeps things going at a frisky pace. Synopsis of the Play Vivian Hall, as Judy, a very at- tractive and likable girl, applies her own technique to solve the murder after the chief, Bill Sirrine, a hard- boiled detective, fails to solve the mystery with his roughshod methods, third-degreeing everybody present from the dean of women (Evelyn Kelnhofer), to the college crooner (Continued on Page 6) Make High Rank In College Tests Freshmen of E. M. S. N. S., we bow to you. It must indeed be a comfort for you to know that, as ignorant and unlearned as you must feel at times, there are other fresh- men—in fact, many others—in other teachers' colleges that are even more unlearned. In a report on the \Testing Pro- gram of the Teachers College Per- sonnel Association\ with headquar- ters at the Colorado State College at Greeley, the encouraging fact was revealed that of the 27 colleges participating in the English test, E.M.S.N.S. was fourth in line, and of the 26 taking part in the ele- mentary test, E. M. S. N. S. enjoyed seventh place. This is a report of the eighth an- nual testing program directed by the Teachers College Personnel Associa- tion for the benefit of the teachers colleges of the United States. The results which are represented are based on the scores made by the students who entered a large num- ber of teachers colleges in the fall of 1938. Of the four tests given, E.M.S.N.S. participated in three. They were the psychological examination, the Eng- lish test, and the elementary test. It is indeed enlighening to know that our school stands well toward the front in English fundamentals and subject matter.

The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.), 10 March 1939, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.