The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.) 1930-1943, March 10, 1939, Image 6

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Page Six THE RIMROCK ECHO Friday, March 10, 1939 Radio Program Features Two E.M.S.N.S. Graduates Recognition of musical ability was accorded two graduates of the East- ern Montana State Normal school through Seattle radio stations during recent months. Miss Helen Lewis, class of 1934 and a member of the elementary school faculty at the Garfield, sang over station KOMO on the Waskelli program during the summer months while she was a student at the Uni- versity of Washington at Seattle. Miss Fannie Young, who was grad- uated from E. M. S. N. S. in 1932 and who is now working for her B. A. degree in music at the Uni- versity of Washington, sang solo numbers over station KJR on Christ- mas night. In addition to the regular morning broadcast, Miss Lewis was heard each Sunday afternoon during the summer in a concert of sacred music with a pipe organ accompaniment. Miss Lewis' radio voice is classed as a mezzo-contralto. She gives a very interesting account of the manner in which voices are tested for radio qualities. \You are asked to sing in two studios, both of which have different acoustics,\ says Miss Lewis. \Your voice is tested in both rooms by a control operator wearing head- phones, and the quality of your voice is tested by means of a graph and needle, similar to a seismograph. A further test is given at which the operator attempts to reduce your voice quality. If this is possible, radio work is out of the question.\ Miss Lewis is in charge of vocal instruction in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades at the Garfield and conducts the junior choir of the Episcopal church. She is also a member of the senior choir of that church. Miss Young is soloist for the Uni- versity of Washington Women's En- semble and does incidental solo work for the mixed choir. She will be graduated from the university in June. New Course Proves a Success The creative writing class, which meets from 4 to 6 on Monday under Miss Meek, has proved very inter- esting. This is the first time the course has been offered. There are no assignments; the stu- dents pursue the type of writing which they desire practice in. Most of the work has been in short stories, but there have been a few very good poems. Each student reads his own contribution and its good points and faults are discussed by the group. The Sluice Box, a mimeographed literary magazine published by a group of students at the state uni- versity, has been used as a sample of creative writing done by students of college rank. The eight members of the class were approved by Miss Meek before they were allowed to enroll. Marjorie Crutcher, a member of the Rimrock Echo staff, had a fea- ture story published in the Great Falls Tribune, February 19. The article concerned the gold dredging work that is being carried on in the Big Horn canyon. Miss Crutcher has worked on several newspapers in this section and has had stories published in other news- papers throughout the state. Seniors Shake Down Jobs Already several of the seniors who will receive diplomas at the end of the quarter have secured positions. Grace Atkinson has accepted a school near Ekalaka. She will begin teaching in March. Mildred Oswald has accepted a school in Richland county. Evelyn Stacey will teach a school in District 76, Liberty county, near Joplin, for a salary of $80 a month. Nancy Fitzgerald has a school in Fergus county near Junction. Caro- line Burke has a position at Brussett in Garfield county. Mr. Foote ex- pects a school for Clifford Burnett in the very near future. Bertha Malicot and Orren Boyer are not asking for positions. Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Aber of Columbus have a baby girl born on Thursday, February 16. Mr. Aber is the principal of Columbus grade school. Mrs. Aber was formerly Gladys Wagner. Both graduated from E.M.S.N.S. in '31. Katoya Players Present Mystery Tonight (Continued from Page 1) man; H. C. Hines, police, ushers and (Jerry Matross), when another mur- der is committed. Soft, blue lights, jeweled hat-pins, and piercing screams add greatly to the uneasy atmosphere. In quick succession come thrills and laughs for the audience, culminating in a surprise finish that gives the play a wholly unexpected but hilarious ending. Cast of Characters The complete cast of characters is: Judith Wayne....Vivian Hall, Billings Val Orland Jordahl, Billings Maxine Ruppel, Billings Jim Salsbury, Billings Phoenix Romney Ernie Mosetta Veens Frances Wagner, Columbus Professor Slopes Clifford Burnett, Sumatra Dean Olivia D. Ool, Dean of Women Evelyn Kelnhofer, Miles City The Chief Bill Sirrine, Billings Joe, his assistant Dale Bryson, Rosebud The Doctor Bill Ricketts, Billings Immediately following the play a \tea\ dance will be given at which all who attend the play are invited to be present. The octette will make an appear- ance between acts. This group is under the direction of Miss Nourse. The girls will sing \Black Eyes,\ with variations, consisting of whis- tling by Maxine Ruppel and a saxo- phone obligato by Frances Ellen Wagner. STUDENTS SERVE DINNERS FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS E. M. S. N. S. has contracted to serve two dinners on March 30 and April 12 in pursuance of the tra- ditional policy of service to the community. For both dinners all arrangements for serving the dinner will be handled by the student- faculty commitees, and the work will be done by student committees. The first one on March 30 is a stag affair for members of service clubs only. It has been known in past years as the Gridiron Dinner, because its main purpose is to roast its members. The second is the third annual Commercial club community dinner on April 12. This same dinner was served last year to about 725 guests and did much towards establishing E. M. S. N. S. in the minds of the citizens of the Midland Empire. Student committees for these two occasions are: Business — Marion Ostby, Betty Cooper; kitchen—El- eanor Kennedy; serving—Anne Oser, Esther Ferns; clean-up — Mildred Hunter; set-up, Jack Johnson; take- down, John Hershberger. Assisting them will be about 30 students, mostly second years, and the regu- lar faculty sponsors for the various committees—Mr. Foote, Mr. Dean, Miss Rich and Miss Nourse; Mr. Stuber, Mr. Bjorgum, Miss Roberts. • Miss Genevieve Spurgin, June '33, of Billings, was married Saturday, February 25, to George McCracken of Livingston. The wedding took place at 10:30 a.m. at the Congregational church. Rev. Sloan officiated at the cere- mony. A few intimate friends and relatives attended. Mrs. McCracken, for the past two years, has been teaching the sixth grade at the Taft school. She re- signed the day before her marriage. Mr. McCracken is associated with the McCracken stores in Livingston. The couple will spend their honey- moon in Sun Valley, Idaho, and will return to make their home in Liv- ingston. Montana High School Tourney Here Next Week (Continued from Page 1) (Orland Jordahl). Judy has almost decided who killed Lee Macon, parking forces; 0. M. Bjorgum, gymnasium arrangements; advisory members: Dr. McMullen, Fred Day- lis, W. N. Griffin and E. P. Cadwell. Tickets for the state basketball finals are now on sale at the school administration office, 2716 Montana avenue. Prices are as follows: Student, season $1.25 Student, single, Thurs., Fri .50 Student, single, Sat 1.00 Adult, season reserve 3.00 Single admission, Thurs., Fri .75 Single admisison, Sat 1.00 Single reserve, Thurs., Fri 1.00 Single reserve, Sat 1.25 Normal school activity tickets wil NOT be accepted as passes to the games. Clubs Have Concessions The following concessions were granted: Reserved seat sales to the \M\ club; program sales to the Women's Athletic association; candy sales to the Katoya Players; the sale of pop to the Service club. Hamilton Speaks At M.E.A. Program A fair sized group of students and townspeople was present in the au- ditorium Wednesday evening, Feb- ruary 22, to enjoy the program arranged by the student local of the M. E. A. in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the bill which authorized Montana to be admitted to statehood. J. M. Hamilton, dean of men at Montana State college at Bozeman, the principal speaker of the evening, was introduced by Professor Abbott, the sponsor for the local. He pre- sented the series of events concerned with early Montana developments. Dean Hamilton has lived through a majority of these events so vital to Montana's history. He remarked, in passing, that this year marks his fiftieth year in the teaching profes- sion in Montana schools and that he has taught every year of those 50 years. \Little Symphony\ Plays Other features of the program in- cluded a colloquy, \The Great Seal,\ by Esther Ferns and Clifford Bur- nett, standing before a large illumi- nated picture of the state seal. The Billings Little Symphony orchestra, directed by Mr. Ridgely, played \Great American Fantasia,\ and \First Movement from B Minor Symphony\ by Schubert. The girls' octette, directed by Miss Nourse, sang \Montana\ and \The Cowboy.\ The program closed with singing of \America the Beautiful,\ by the audience. Members of the girls' octette are Eleanor Kennedy, Maxine Ruppel, Dorothy Schock, Annabelle Peter- son, Ada Duell, Vivian Hall, Mildred Andrews, and Frances Ellen Wag- ner. Lois Crandall was accompanist. Aviation Triumphs Over School Teaching Wings over the Normal! Adven- ture is combined with school teach- ing as an alumna of the institution takes to the air! To Madge R. Johnson, who was graduated from the Eastern Mon- tana State Normal School with the class of 1936, goes the distinction of being the only licensed woman pilot active at the Billings municipal air- port. Miss Johnson, who teaches the lower grades of the Canyon Creek school, located on the Laurel road, received her solo pilot license in Oc- tober, 1938, to become one of the few women pilots of the state. Receiving her initial flight instruc- tion on April 10, Miss Johnson soon began her soloing in a plane owned by Dick Logan, manager of the field. Since that date she has logged five ships and has soloed two planes, passing her flight tests after 22.50 hours solo time and a total of 35.40 hours in the air. Born at Lewistown, Miss Johnson • was graduated from the Fergus county high school in 1934, with an art scholarship for the E.M.S.N.S. Following her graduation here, she spent a year as a traveling sales- woman in an advertising company bef ore beginning her duties as teacher at the Canyon Creek school. -+ God help the poor; the rich can commit suicide. Minna Russel Rita Day Eloise Sanaker, Minneapolis Doreen Divine..Eileen Parks, Scobey Billy Grady Lloyd Gering, Richey Nydia Noyes Ethel Edmonds, Cody Cy Clyde Davis, Billings Lee Macon..Jerome Matross, Fairview Phyllis Martin Dorothy Davis, Butte Lucille Nouvain Margaret Froiland, Glendive Ken. Forrest Green, Pryor Nan Sills...Dorothy Neal, Livingston Hap Arthur Minnie, Billings Bill Heily, Columbus Orren Boyer, Billings Eli Stewart, Hobson

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