The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.) 1930-1943, December 15, 1939, Image 1

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THE RIMROCK ECHO Eastern Montana State Normal School VOL. XI. BILLINGS, MONTANA, DECEMBER 15, 1939 NO. 2 Christmas Luncheon Will Honor Graduates Katoya Players Will Present Christmas Play on Sunday, December 17 Yellowjackets Two Given Diplomas; Play Wednesday Dr. Dean Will Speak Miss Dewey Directs; Girls' Choir Will Sing On next Sunday at 5:30 p.m. the annual vesper service, which is given by the Katoya Players each year, will be held in the normal school auditorium. At this time a Christ- mas play, \Come Let Us Adore Him,\ by Victor Starbuck, will be presented under the direction of Miss Dewey, sponsor of Katoya and dramatics director, with Maxine Ruppel as assistant director. The following students will take part in this play: You, a little girl Patsy Hall Her mother Dorothy Albrecht Shepherds— Ezra Douglas White Simon Bud Bakken Josias Stan Grayson Magi— Gaspar Jim Watson Melchior Clyde Davis Balthazar Hank Good Mary, mother of Jesus Vivian Hall Elizabeth, her cousin..Estelle Holland Young girl Helen Walrath Martha Myrtle McCammon Julius, a Roman officer Thornton Fuson The Angel Selma Lee Shepherds' Wives—Lorraine Schroe- der, Maxine Ruppel Women — Ada Duell, Marian Rice, Lael Snellbacher, Bettye Cox, Roma Wilson, Dolly Johnson„ Em- ily Jorgenson The lighting is in charge or Lloyd Gering and Martha Calvert. The committee in charge of costumes is Vivian Love, Marianne Burns, Anne Mehling, Elinor Shellhamer, Juanita Huppert, and Mary Worth. A Capella Choir Will Sing Miss Nourse is training a group of twelve girls who will sing ten Christmas carols, A capella, for the play. They are Peggy Jean Bent, June Chitwood, Martha Anne Howland, Roberta Kilpatrick, Vivian Norris, Katherine Peterson, Letha Saunders, DeLois Wiley, Helen Essington, Jes- sie Walker, Geraldine Neumann, and Ruby Fredrickson. WANTED FOR RIMROCK ANNUAL Pictures and more pictures of you and your gang will help the staff to publish the kind of an- nual you will want to keep as a reminder of days at E. M. S. N. S. Get busy with your kodaks. FRESHMEN SHOW ABILITY IN SEASHORE MUSIC TESTS Each year Mr. Ridgely tests all new students, using the Seashore tests. This year he finds an excep- tional group with ninety-six of the students showing outstanding talent in music. There are 85 students whose rankings are high enough that they are urged to take vocal lessons or glee club, and 55 are ad- vised to take orchestra or band. For as little as 25 cents a lesson these students may obtain instrumental or vocal instruction. The school has several instruments available for those students who do not have their own. \The Seashore rankings will not cover up laziness or indifference on the part of the student,\ says Mr. Ridgely. \No matter how much tal- ent a student has, application must go along with it.\ Many good teach- ing positions demand someone with special ability in music, and the wise student will take note of this. The opportunity is there for everyone, and each student may take as much as he can mentally digest. People, not money, IS the real wealth of our country. Elect Ruppel Annual Editor Council Presents Slate, Students Ballot At the election of members of the Rimrock Annual staff, held at the pep rally on December 6, Miss Maxine Ruppel was elected editor- in-chief. Those elected to carry on the work of the various departments, under Miss Ruppel's guidance, are as follows: Student life editor, Ju- anita Huppert art editors, Barbara .1 - 01-nson, and her associate, Jeanette McClarren; business manager, Viv- ian Hall; circulation manager, Dor- othy Davis. The announcement was made by the student council Thurs- day after an official count of the 183 ballots cast. All second year students who were interested in having an annual this year met in room 114 at 4 o'clock on November 29 to suggest plans for finding available workers. Plans were also discussed with the first year students, who were holding their class meeting at the same time. Council Presented Ballot The student council met the next day to work out a plan for conduct- ing the election and decided to meet wtih the faculty advisers, Miss Meek, Mr. Stuber, and Mr. Manion, to act as a nominating committee. They made out the following and advertised that it would be voted upon at the pep meeting on Wed- nesday night: Editor, Maxine Rup- pel of Billings and Dorothy Neal of Livingston; student life editor, Jua- nita Huppert of Livingston and Ar- thur Minnie of Huntley Project; art editor, Barbara Johnson of Ronan and Marjorie MacDonald of Billings; associate art editor, Jeanette Mc- Clarren of Ryegate and Beulah Mc- Ghee of Forsyth; business manager, Vivian Hall and Helen Essington, both of Billings; circulation man- ager, Dorothy Davis of Butte and Eileen Parks of Scobey. The elected staff will meet with faculty advisers soon to appoint as- sistants. It is hoped that work can be begun before the Christmas recess. LAST SPELLING TEST GIVEN The fourth spelling test of the fall quarter was held December 13. Words used in this test were chosen from a list previously posted on the bulletin board as those words most frequently misspelled in previous tests. This procedure provided am- ple opportunity for study. Results of this test will be posted Monday of next week. Those failing this final test must make prompt arrangements for enrollment in a special non-credit spelling class to be conducted during the winter quarter. -4 Students Sing in Messiah The \Messiah\ by Handel, pre- sented by a chorus of Billings peo- ple last Sunday night at the Con- gregational church, gave several students an opportunity to cultivate their ability and love for music. Those students taking part in the two-hour program were Emilie Nad- ler, Eleanor Olson, Mildred Olson, Lorraine Schroeder, Marian Rice, and Vivian Hall. The program was under the di- rection of Mrs. H. R. Best with Mr. Richard Sartorius, organist, and Mrs. Helen Harrah, pianist, as accompan- ists. Practices were held each Sun- day afternoon at 4 p.m. for about six weeks. This was the ninth annual pres- entation of the \Messiah\ and it was broadcast over KGHL. F.VA LE GALLIENNE Will Appear at Fox Playgoers Guild Present LeGallienne In Ibsen's \Master Builder\ Eva La Gallienne, who is Amer- ica's premiere actress and producer,\ will appear as Hilda in Isben's fa- mous play, \The Mister Builder,\ which will be presented on January 16 at the Fox theatre as the second numbef of the '..\laygocrs Guild. To see this great actress and her excellent company it will be pos- sible for the normal school students to purchase tickets at 50 cents each, providing as many as 50 tickets are sold. If more than 50 students wish to purchase tickets, the cost of the tickets will be still lower. Miss Le Gallienne has made the theater a place of fine art and by her many road tours has made it available to the public throughout America instead of limiting it to Broadway. Founded Repertory Theatre In 1926 she founded the Civic Repertory theatre in New York. This theater differed from other Broad- way theaters in that a variety of great productions by many stars were given at prices that were with- in the reach of more people. There, between 1926 and 1933, she produced, in true repertory fashion, over 30 plays, including some of the greatest dramas of all times as well as mod- ern plays. Has Trained Famous Actors In addition to this heavy program of directing and acting, an almost impossible one to most people, Miss Le Gallienne also carried on a free training school for young actors as an adjunct of the company. The number of students of the school was limited, and the admission was entirely by competition. Among those who received their early the- atrical training at her school and who have since attained fame are Helen Walpole, Beverly Roberts, Burgess Meredith and John Gar- field. During the six years between 1933 and 1939, Miss Le Gallienne toured the country with productions from her repertory, yet managing to star in a Broadway show each winter. Clemence Dane's version of Ros- tand's \L'Aiglon and revivals of \Camille\ and Isben's \Rosmer- sholm\ being outstanding produc- tions. In addition to her work as an actress, manager and director, Eva Le Gallienne has found time to write an autobiography, \At 33,\ which shortly after publication attained the best-seller class in non-fiction. She has also received many honors— medals and honorary degrees—es- pecially from women's colleges. Meets Dickinson Five; Stiff Fight Expected The Yellowjackets will meet their second opponent of the season next Wednesday night, when they play State Teachers college of Dickinson, North Dakota, in a non-conference game on the local floor. Last season the Yellowjackets fell before the attack of the Dickinson squad twice, but hope to avenge their defeat in this game. Coach Harry Weinbergen of Dick- inson will be backed by at least four veterans who led the attack against the Yellowjackets last season. Niece and Hogen, who are back, were the most effective against the normal squad. Coach Oscar Bjorgum of the Yel- lowjackets said he expected the team to improve a great deal before they meet the Dickinson cagers, but is yet uncertain as to what combina- tion he will put on the floor. Don't miss this game! Remember it is on Wednesday evening, Decem- ber 20, at 8 o'clock. Goes to Harlowton To Speak to Kiwanians Mr. Stuber went to Harlowton yesterday to visit the newly organ- ized Kiwanis club and to speak upon the work for boys and girls which the Kiwanians sponsor. Mr. Stuber has long been a leader in this work in the Billings club, and he is now district chairman of the edpartment. It is in that capacity and as repre- sentative of the Billings Kiwanis club that he went to Harlowton. NOTICE EVERYBODY! Fall quarter ends at noon on Thursday, December 21, 1939. Winter quarter begins at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 1940. TEST-RESULTS ARE DELAYED In response to many inquiries from second year students in regard to the results from the general cul- ture test taken last fall, Dr. Dean has made the following explanation. The tests have been corrected and graded, and the percentiles for our school are recorded. However, the norms from other schools have not yet been received, and until they are available for comparison the re- sults will have little value for the students. Dr. Dean stated further that by February all reports should be in, and the information will be made known to the second year class. ENROLL EARLY, SENIORS Advance enrollment for the winter ter quarter is already under way for second year students. They are reg- istering with Mr. Stuber and Dr. McMullen at any time that they have free time. Those who have not completed registration should attend to it as soon as possible. There will be no chance after next Wednesday until January 2. No registration of students now in attendance will be made during the holidays. First year students will be regis- tered in their classes next week. Irregulars should consult the sched- ule which will be posted and arrange to be present at the appointed time for the section if they are not mem- bers of the class in which enroll- ment is made. Classes for the winter quarter will begin at 8 o'clock Wednesday, Jan- uary 3. The annual Christmas luncheon, which will be held on December 20, will include the commencement ex- ercises for these graduates. The com- bination of the luncheon and com- mencement exercises has long been a custom of the E. M. S. N. S. The December class is the smallest in the history of the school, having only two members, Mildred Larson of Burns and Lillian Eldredge of Camas. The program has been arranged by Dr. McMullen.•It is to be a \fam- ily program,\ that is, a program participated in only by members of the faculty and the students. Dr. Dean will give the speech of advice to graduates, the orchestra will play a selection, the entire group will sing Christmas carols, led by the newly organized mixed chorus, and Miss Dewey will read \The Other Wise Man.\ The menu will be ham, baked po- tatoes, Harvard beets, rolls, cabbage slaw, pickles, jelly, celery, pumpkin pie and coffee. The committee which planned it is composed of Virginia Lanouette and Lucille Davis. The decorations, which will be appropriate for Christmas, will be arranged by Jane Fosgate and Lael Snellbacher. Frosh Stage Formal TorrA:row The traditional Christmas formal put on each year by the freshman class, starts at 9 o'clock sharp to- morrow night. Be sure to attend this bang-up beginning of the Christmas season. There will be two different flavors of punch, Jack King's five - piece dance band, a host of smiling faces and dancing feet. Also there is a surprise feature on the program. Don't miss it ! Because of a shortage of funds there will be no decorations, but who said that our gym needed dec- orations anyway, aside from the good-looking girls in their best at- tire? Those who were appointed to make the wheels go round tomorrow night are Vivian Love, Jane Fosgate, Hank Good, Pat Franzen, Johnny King, Jimmy Scovel, Dale Bryson, Thelma Ballard, and Thelma Stev- enson. Dr. McMullen Speaks At Induction Program Dr. McMullen discussed \The Teacher's College and the State,\ as the chief speaker at the inaugura- tion ceremonies of Dr. Charles E. Scott as the new president of the State Teachers' college at Dickinson, North Dakota, November 17. Previous to the inauguration cere- monies, Dr. McMullen lunched with President Scott and was informed that North Dakota had adopted Montana's plan of administering the institutions of higher education, hav- ing a commissioner in charge of the state board of education and all educational institutions within the state. President McMullen spoke again at the evening banquet. Spoke at Glendive On the way to Dickinson, Dr. McMullen delivered two addresses at Glendive: \The Story of the High School,\ at the high school, and \Functions of Voluntary Organiza- tions in a Democracy,\ at the Glen- dive local M. E. A. banquet. Happiness is a delicate balance be- tween what one is and what one has.

The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.), 15 Dec. 1939, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.