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THE RIMROCK ECHO Eastern Montana State Normal School VOL. XI. BILLINGS, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1939 NO. 1 All School Luncheon Will Be Held Today Enrollment at E. M. S. N. S. Reaches New High Mark Since 1933 Billings Leads with Fifty Freshmen According to Mr. Stuber, registrar, the 328 students now enrolled for the fall quarter represent a gain of 50 enrollees over 1938. The largest enrollment ever had was in 1933 when 367 students signed for classes. There are approximately 190 new students, among which are nearly 50 graduates from Billings high school. Just how many students are trans- fers and how many there are in each class has not yet been determined. The Greater University of Mon- tana has an enrollment of 4,948 students. Following are the enrollments as of October 2, of the separate units: In- School crease Total State College, Bozeman 120 1,667 Northern College, Havre 87 412 Eastern Normal, Billings 50 328 State Univ., Missoula 41 1,980 De- crease Total Normal School, Dillon 17 246 School of Mines, Butte 21 321 Total increase.... 260 4,954 The social calendar for the fall Dr. Roemer Here; Will Speak Tonight Dr. Joseph Roemer, of George Peabody College for Teachers, at Ts 7 :-oh-1 1 2.o, T. - nncs:see, is a lulicheun guest at E. M. S. N. S. today, and will address an assembly of Billings sec- ondary school teachers and inter- ested students of E. M. S. N. S. this evening in the auditorium. He will discuss \Secondary Education.\ Secondary Education Expert For the last two years, Dr. Roemer has been a speaker on the program of the Midland Empire Education association, meeting in Spokane. As national chairman of a commission studying secondary education, he has been working for the improve- ment of the high school curriculum. N Dr. McMullen met Dr. Joseph Roemer years ago, at the University of Kentucky, where they became well acquainted through a mutual friend, Dean Taylor, of that uni- versity. Dr. Roemer will appear on M. E. A. programs at Miles City and Livings- ton. He will be driven to Miles City Thursday by Dr. McMullen, who will also attend the convention there. Arctic Guide Speaks; Shows Rogers Picture A very interesting account of travel and experiences in the Arctic re- gions by Ben Ferrier, a naturalist and one of the world's foremost Arctic guides, was presented to stu- dents at an assembly at 9 a. m., Thursday, October 19. Mr. Ferrier appeared on the stage carrying his customary pack of 250 to 300 pounds. He exhibited some of the equipment used in his canoe trips, and also showed a Ben Ferrier travelogue of one of his canoe trips into the beautiful north country. A highlight of the film was a showing of Will Rogers in Point Barrow, a day or two before he was killed. It is the last reel ever taken of the famous comedian. Sophs Serve Banquet During the Stockgrowers' con- vention held in Billings this week their annual banquet was served to 500 members and guests in the E. M. S. N. S. gymnasium, Monday. Maxine Ruppel, second year class president, appointed a committee to serve the dinner, with Sigfrid Helgeland as chairman. Educators Meet In Five Cities Faculty will Speak at All Divisions Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week the annual Montana Edu- cation association will meet in five districts at Missoula, Great Falls, Glasgow, Livingston and Miles City, with faculty representatives of E. M. S. N. S. appearing on the pro- gram in each division and alumni luncheons on Friday in each di- vision. Speakers from Other States Headlining the talent scheduled to speak are Whiting Williams, indus- trial consultant and lecturer from Cleveland, Ohio; Dr. Adam Benim of Salt Lake City, who has been an administrator of the public schools of that city and a professor in the state university there as well as a distinguished author of books on teaching and the problems of youth; Dr. J. R. Jewell, dean of the College of Education in the University of Oregon, who has been a popular speaker at M. E. A. in other years; Dr. John T. Wahlquist, professor of education in University of Utah; and Dr. Joseph Roemer from George Peabody Junior College at Nash- ills, TenI - . - sscc-, an expert in sec- ondary education, who is a member of the national survey of secondary education. At Miles City, our district, Dr. Roemer, Mr. Williams and Dr. Jew- ell will be the principal speakers. Miss Nourse will open and close the discussion meeting on music at the M. E. A. convention at Livings- ton, Saturday morning, October 28. She will speak on the subject \Child Development in Music and Rhythm.\ Miss Nourse will be accompanied by four girls who will give a dem- onstration in eurhythmics. These students will be chosen from a group Miss Nourse has been sponsoring. Members of this group are Martha Anne Howland, Vivian Norris, Kath- erine Peterson, June Chitwood, Ro- berta Kilpatrick, DeLois Wiley, Peggy Jean Bent, Ruby Fredrick- son, Helen Essington and Gladys Stenberg. Mr. Abbott will speak at Great Falls M. E. A. convention on \Cur- rents of Montana Life.\ He will also act as official delegate from E. M. S. N. S. at the annual alumni luncheon. Miss Hermine Roberts will speak before the art section of the M. E. A. at Livingston, Saturday, October 28. Her subject is \Creative Art in the Elementary Grades.\ Mr. Foote will take part in the M. E. A. meeting at Livingston, Fri- day, October 27. He will speak to the county superintendents section on the subject, \Newer Methods of Teaching for Rural Schools.\ Miss Stevenson is on the M. E. A. pro ram at Missoula, and will leave on W ednesday, October 25. She will speak on \Posture\ before the phys- ical education section on Thursday afternoon. Mr. William Hoheisel, science in- structor of E. M. S. N. S., will attend the M. E. A. convention at Glasgow. On Friday, October 27, he will speak to two groups. His subject for the morning address to an intermediate group will be \Modern Trends in Science Teaching\ and the subject for his afternoon address to a high school group will be \Visual Aids in Science Teaching.\ He also expects to visit the Fort Peck dam and some of the nearby dinosaur fossil fields while on this trip. Directory for Classes and Organizations First Year Class President Dale Bryson Vice President Roberta Rhoads Secretary Sue Meer Treasurer Roberta Kilpatrick Second Year Class President Maxine Ruppel Vice President Emery Ostby Secretary Bud Humiston Student Council First Year— Second Year— Alice Mohn Vivian Hall Borghilde Rolseth Philip Fiske Zella Barron Tom Madsen Polly Ryan Katoya Players President Vivian Hall Vice President....Peggy Jean Bent Secretary Dorothy Albrecht Treasurer Barbara Johnson W. A. A. President Maxine Ruppel Vice Pres Virginia Markovitch Secretary Helen Essington Treasurer Margaret Welton Service Club President Bud Humiston Vice President Henry Good Secretary Dorothy Davis Treasurer Dorothy Neal Montana Education Association President Orville Thompson Vice President...Sigfrid Helgeland Secretary Jean Burkley Sketch Club President Bettye Cox Vice Pres....Barbara Ann Johnson Sec'y-Treas Anna Mae Wyn Twenty-four Day Southern Cruise Taken by Miss Dewey During Her Vacation Miss Dewey, who took a leave of absence during the summer session, spent her vacation in travel. The highlight of her vacation was her cruise on the Carribean sea for 23 or 24 days. She left Billings about the middle of June, and on her way to New Orleans, stopped in Lincoln, Nebras- ka, where she visited with Edna Cook Warner, a 1937 graduate. She sailed from New Orleans, July 1, on the cargo boat, \Sixaola carrying 82 passengers. She sailed to Havana, Cuba, and then to Christobal, Pan- ama, where she crossed the isthmus by rail, along the Panama canal. Miss Dewey said that it was a very interesting sight to see the huge boats go through the locks, but no one was allowed to take pictures there. Visits Jungles of Panama At Almarante in the Canal Zone, Miss Dewey went into the jungle by the narrow gauge railway, which is the only way of entering. There she saw the natives and their huts, and the flowers, birds and trees common in that country, as well as the great plantations where coffee, cocoa beans and bananas are raised. Sailing up the coast of Central America, she stopped at Boca del Toro (Mouth of the Bull), and Limon, Costa Rica, where she stayed awake until 2 a. m. to watch the crew load 35,000 bunches of bananas into the boat. While returning to New Orleans, the boat was overtaken by a storm in the Gulf of Mexico. \It was very thrilling,\ remarked Miss Dewey, \but not dangerous.\ Upon her return to the United States, Miss Dewey visited friends in Chicago and vicinity, and in Grand Beach, Michigan she spent (Continued on Page 2) Student Workers Get New Set-up On NYA Must Give Thirty Hours Time The National Youth Administra- tion (NYA) has allotted $465 for use in our school as an aid to needy students, and at present 41 students have received such aid. This number is less than last year because of a new ruling which makes it impos- sible to allot less than $10 a month nor more than $20. As a result of this change, fewer students are likely to have jobs, but those who are employed this year are earning more money. Of the 41 students working, 21 are women, and the remaining 20 are men. Most of them are earning the minimum wage of $10 a month, but some are earning as high as $15 a month. The students who needed more money than $10 a month were given board and room jobs, and the ones who needed less than $10 had to be turned away. Fewer people are working off the campus this year than last. Boys Work on Campus Fifteen of the 20 boys are work- ing on campus development of the school under Mr. Chase or Mr. Bjor- YUrrl. Right now, thcy cue laying out an athletic field and planting tulip bulbs. Two boys work for Mr. Hoheisel and two work in our li- brary. Mr. Foote has one boy help- ing him. Girls Do Office Work Of the 21 girls, 13 are assisting the various faculty members here in the school. One girl was assigned to help Mr. Gallagher, the superintend- ent of schools, four girls work in the public library, and three are helping Mr. Stuber in his office. According to Mr. Stuber, after the work here at school has been fin- ished, some students will be trans- ferred to jobs off the campus. The exact number of girls who are working for room and board, and of boys working in business houses or in private homes is not known by the office, but it is a rath- er large group, possibly 60 students. Mr. Stuber Wants Reports Mr. Stuber reported that so far this year, jobs have been plentiful and that there is more demand for NYA work than there is money for salaries. The great demand for NYA work makes it necessary that any- one who has hours assigned to him and doesn't intend to work, report to the office so that another person can work in his place. Also, Mr. Stuber asks that anyone having dif- ficulty with his NYA job will see him about it as soon as possible. All School Party To Mark Hallowe'en The Hallowe'en season will be celebrated on November 1 with an all-school party in the gymnasium, under the sponsorship of W. A. A. The program will include a read- ing by Juanita Huppert, a vocal duet by Jerry and Eunice Nelson, tap dancing by Dot Wiley, and a medley by the orchestra. Traditional games with prizes for the winners and dancing to the nickelodeon will complete the pro- gram. For refreshments, carameled apples and popcorn will be served. Miss Stevenson met with the com- mittee chairmen, Margaret Welton, refreshments; Virginia Lanouette, decorations; Dorothy Davis, enter- tainment, Monday to complete ar- rangements. Sponsored by Katoya, Play will be Presented Today in the lunch room in the basement, the first all-school lunch- eon of the year will take place, with the Katoya Players furnishing a one-act play in the auditorium aft- erward. At tables decorated with autumn colors, the following menu will be served: meat loaf, baked potatoes, peas and carrots, cabbage and pine- apple salad, rolls, jelly, pickles, and ice cream and coffee. The A divi- sion will do the serving under the direction of the permanent chairmen from the second year class: Maxine Ruppel, general chairman, Sigfrid Helgeland, Eileen Parks, Clyde Davis, and Orville Thompson. The first year chairmen are Dale Bryson, Jean Lohmeier, David Jones and Lael Snellbacher. Play Will Be Given The play, \R. F. D.,\ will be pre- sented by Maxine Ruppel, Ada Duell, Dorothy Albrecht, Margaret Welton, Barbara Johnson, Mildred Olson, Jim Walpole, with Lloyd Gering in charge of sound effects. Miss Dewey coached the play. Shirley Fuller will give a humorous reading entitled, \The Vidow Voman.\ After the program, there will be an opportunity for dancing for all who wish to stay. Mr. Dean Awarded Doctorate at Greeley This summer at the Colorado State College of Education, Greeley, Col- orado, Mr. Dean completed his third field of study, and received his Doc- tor of Philosophy degree. His first field study was entitled \Seashore Test of Musical Talent in Teacher- Education\ and was published in the \Journal of Educational Psychology\ for November 1937. His second study was \Predicting First-Grade Read- ing,\ published in the \Elementary School Journal\ for April, 1939. His third study, which completed his work this summer, was \Rating Stu- dent-Teachers\ and has been ac- cepted by the Colorado State College of Education for publication in the \Journal of Educational Adminis- tration and Supervision.\ The fields in which he took comprehensive written examinations were Curricu- lum, Personnel and Guidance, and Statistics. Sponsored Montana Club When asked what his reaction was upon receiving his degree, Mr. Dean replied that it was one of great relief that something he had worked on a long time was at last completed. He got his \big kick,\ he declared, out of helping with the Montana club, which is organized on the cam- pus each summer, and out of his association with old graduates from E. M. S. N. S. For stunt night the Montanans presented \The Three Little Fishies,\ which rated third place and afforded them great amusement. It deserved first place, according to the judges, but could not be so ranked because the Montana group had won first for the past three years. Entertain Faculty At Buffet Supper Dr. and Mrs. McMullen enter- tained the faculty at their home Tuesday evening, October 17. After a delicious buffet supper Dr. Mc- Mullen gave a report of the World Congress on Education for Democ- racy, which he attended in New York during August. Mrs. McMullen was assisted in serving by Mrs. Foote, Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Manion and Miss LeClaire.