The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.) 1930-1943, February 09, 1940, Image 1

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THE RIMROCK ECHO Eastern Montana State Normal School VOL. XI. BILLINGS, MONTANA, FRIDAY, FEB. 9, 1940 NO. 4 Dr. \Mac\ Given Birthday Supper Faculty Surprise President With Party In Green Room Class B Tournament Will Be Held Here The southern division class B high school basketball tourney will be held in the E. M. S. N. S. gym on March 7, 8 and 9. The tournament will be composed of the eight class B district winners in the southern division. The district tourneys will be held February 22, 23 and 24. District 4 will be held at Miles City, district 5 at Hardin, district 6 at Laurel, dis- trict 7 at Roundup, district 8 at Livingston, district 14 at Ronan, dis- trict 15 at Hamilton, and district 16 at Sheridan. First place district winners will meet on the local gym floor to de- termine the southern division B team which will play in the state tournament to be held at Livingston March 14, 15 and 16. The northern division B tourney will be played at Shelby. Butte School of Mines will be the host for the southern division A tourney, while Great Falls will handle the northern division A tourney. They will all be held on the same dates, March 7, 8 and 9. Will Give Gay Farce On Evening of Drama The cast has been selected for the comedy \The Obstinate Bride\ to be presented in the Normal School au- ditorium, March 1, at 8:15 p.m. The play, written by Robert St. Clair, is under the direction of Miss Dewey, with Dorothy Albrecht act- ing as assistant coach. Those participating are: Juanita Huppert as Rhea, the bride; Martin Tucker as John, her father; David Hill as the devoted betrothed; Stan- ley Grayson as the conventional minister; Marian Rice as Bessie, the pursuing divorcee; Lawrence Bak- ken as Terence, the romantic tenor; Jim Walpole as Yahuda, the ven- triloquist; Lael Snellbacher as Minta, the maid; Shirley Fuller and Helen Essington as Gayle and Sally, friends of the bride; and Pat Patterson as Jerry, Gayle's fiance. The comedy promises to be divert- ing, combining the perplexities of a young woman who doesn't know the vagaries of her own mind with the awe-inspiring talent of a convincing ventriloquist. Be sure you are there when \the obstinate bride\ chooses her mate! Faculty Offer Lectures To School or Club Groups In order to assist in the programs of various school organizations or town gatherings in Billings and the surrounding communities the East- ern Montana State Normal School, through its faculty and students, will furnish lectures and entertainments during the remainder of the school year. The following is a list of the members of the faculty and the top- ics of their lectures: Mr. Abbott, \Good Neighbors\; Mr. Bjorgum, \Physical Education with Physical Activity\; Dr. Cooper, \Can We Lift Ourselves With Our Own Bootstraps\; Dr. Dean, \Should Children Go to School\; Miss Dewey, \The Panama Canal\; Mr. Foote, \What's New for Our Schools\; Dr. Hines, \Normal Behavior and Its Variations\; Mr. Hoheisel, \Popular Science Illustrated\; Dr. McMullen, \The Functions of Voluntary Organ- izations in a Democracy\; Mr. Man- ion, Talks on Art; Miss Meek; Euro- pean Travel Talks with Pictures; Miss Nourse, Problems and Methods in Teaching Music; Miss Rich, The Use of Books and Reading; Mr. Ridgely, Hearing Tests; Miss Ro- berts, Creative Art; Miss Steven- son, Posture; Mr. Stuber, Demon- stration of Visual Education. Program features by the students with the assistance of faculty mem- bers may be presented along the following lines: Plays and programs, games for recreation, demonstration of social dancing, tap dancing, vocal and instrumental music, simple pyr- amid building in tumbling. Though this kind of work has been carried on through the school for a long time, the present lyceum plan is an attempt to give wider pub- licity to the types of educational entertainment the school offers as a service to the community. Annual Staff Choose Four New Assistants The members of the Annual staff are hard at work on the 1940 Rim- rock and have chosen the following students to assist them: Margaret Welton is acting as assistant to Maxine Ruppel, editor-in-chief; as assistant in securing material for student life, Juanita Huppert has chosen Orville Thompson; for circu- lation Dorothy Davis has chosen Dorothy Neal; and to assist in se- curing advertising Vivian Hall has picked Peg Barringer, Helen Essing- ton, and Annette del Sur. The various organizations have chosen their representatives as fol- lows: W.A.A., Elan Johanson; Serv- ice club and Delta Psi Omega, Eileen Parks; Katoya, Martha Calvert; Sketch club, Martin Tucker; M.E.A., Clyde Davis. Social Calendar Offers Variety Following is a list of the activ- ities scheduled for the remainder of the quarter: Feb. 9—Havre game, Havre. Feb. 10—Carroll game, Helena. Feb. 16—Mines game, gym. Feb. 17—Mines game, gym. Feb. 20—Polytechnic game, gym. Dance after game. Feb. 27—Billings Gridiron Dinner, gym. Mar. 1—Evening of Drama, gym. Mar. 7—Class B High School Tournament, gym. Mar. 8—Class B H. S. Tourna- ment. Mar. 9—Class B H. S. Tourna- ment. Mar. 13—All-School Dance (with guests), gym. Mar. 14—All - School Luncheon, basement. Rusholt (lecture), gym. Yellowjackets Gain Victory Over Carroll The Yellowjackets edged Carroll college 27 to 26 on the home floor last Friday night for their first con- ference win, but drormed the second game of the series 48 to 43, in a close game on Saturday. The first game was close through- out, the score being tied four times. A rally by Carroll failed to give them a win. Scoring honors were held by Jack Lewis of Normal with nine points. Niece hung up six points for the Saints. The score at the half was Normal 15, Carroll 14. Carroll proved to be a different team in the second game. They led all through the game but were threatened several times by the Jack- ets. It was accuracy at the free throw lane that gave Carroll its win, for they netted 16 free throws and the Normal only five. The Yellow- jackets hit for 19 field goals to Car- roll's 16, but this wasn't enough to put them ahead. King led all scoring with 15 points for Normal. McCarvel and Sullivan chalked up 11 points each for Carroll. The score at half was: Carroll 21, Normal 14. Pictures for Annual Due by February 17 Score Tied Four Times; Final Count 27-26 Seniors! There is no time to lose! Your pictures for the annual must be taken and the proofs you select returned to the photographer by the 17th of this month. Perhaps you hesitate to have a picture taken at this time because you do not have the cash on hand to pay for your entire order. But the annual staff wants only your glossy print at this time, and that is the only thing you need worry about now. The following prices have been quoted by the photographers for glossy prints: Baumgartner's — 60c; Tippet's—$1.00; Boyd and Gibson— $1.25. You need pay no more than the cost of the glossy print at this time. Then later when cash is a little more plentiful you may go to the photographer who furnished your glossy print and order more pictures for application purposes. Remember, however, the wise thing to do is to find out what the future order prices will be before contract- ing the photographer. It depends on you whether you get a satisfactory deal or not. But don't forget!—make your ap- pointments at the studio of your choice and get your picture taken AT ONCE. SPELLING CLASS CONTINUES Twenty-five students passed the spelling test given Wednesday. Those who failed will continue the work. A grade in spelling is required for graduation. Those unable to meet with the class will have a chance to take a test. Watch the bulletin board. Orchestra Benefit Directed by Ridgely The musical organization, known as the Billings Little Symphony and directed by C. V. Ridgely, was pre- sented in concert at the Fox theatre Sunday evening, February 4 and Tuesday evening, February 6 as a part of the local benefit performance for the infantile paralysis drive. This group is made up of talent from Bil- lings and nearby communities. The membership of the Billings Little Symphony is now 55, and of these, 14 are Eastern Montana State Normal School students. They are as follows: Mildred Andrews, Peggy Bent, Pauline Keplinger, Roberta Kilpatrick, Marcella Mingle, Donald Nave, Eleanor Olson, Mildred Olson, Betty Pierson, Ernest Rhea, Roberta Rhoads, Maxine Ruppel, James Wat- son, and Thomas Williamson. Mr. Paul Enevoldsen, well known music teacher of Billings, is concert master. The orchestra was received with much enthusiasm by the large audi- ence present each evening. The numbers presented were selections from \The Fortune Teller\ and from \Naughy Marietta\ by Victor Her- bert and \Juba\ by Dett. The group will have other engage- ments in the future, but the dates have not yet been set. Gilbert and Sullivan Head Katoya Program Katoya Players held a business meeting for the election of officers last Tuesday evening and chose Mar- tin Tucker, president; Selma Lee, vice president, and Laurence Bak- ken, treasurer. Dorothy Albrecht was re-elected secretary. New members admitted to the Players were Laurence Bakken, Stan Grayson, Marian Rice, Kathryn Pet- erson, and Mildred Loomis. A program of Gilbert and Sullivar: music preceded the business meet- ing. Vocal solos from the operas were given by Martin Tucker and Marian Rice. A chorus consisting of Laurence Bakken, Thornton Fuson, Lloyd Gering, Stan Grayson, and Jim Walpole sang several numbers with Martin Tucker taking the solo part. Dr. McMullen furnished an enjoy- able and unexpected addition to the program by singing several of the humorous numbers from Pinafore and The Mikado. Ice cream, cookies and coffee were served after the meeting. Lose First Game To Northern Lights On their second conference trip the Yellowjacket basketball squad played Northern Montana college at Havre last night, losing 25-34. Smith took scoring honors with 12 points. Again tonight they meet the Northern Lights and then move on to play Car- roll college at Helena tomorrow night. Though they were unsuccessful in their last trip, Coach Bjorgum says their hopes are higher this time be- cause of a win over Carroll college and a close lose to the same team last week-end. The squad left Billings at two o'clock last Wednesday and will re- turn Sunday. Coach Bjorgum has made arrangements for the boys to go through the Anaconda Copper company while on the trip. Those making the trip are Emory Ostby, Phil Fiske, Oscar Smith, Jack Lewis, Dwight Mason, Clint Tracy, John King, Jim Scovel, Ted Garnett, Hjalmer Lee, Bud Humiston, Gil Easton, and manager Arthur Minnie. A poem written by Miss Helen Trask has been accepted for publi- cation by the Caravan Publishing company of New York City, accord- ing to word received here Thursday from the publishers. The poem will be included in an anthology under the title, \The Car- avan of Verse,\ and Miss Trask's poem is called, \The Western Ranch. poem is called \The Western Ranch.\ Birthdays Feted At Luncheon Program Highlighted by Skit Gay Nineties Chorus a Riot The February luncheon, sponsored by the Sketch club last Wednesday was followed by a comical \Gay Nineties\ skit in the auditorium, and birthday gifts for students born in February. The \Rotting Ham Actors\ pre- sented a 15-minute skit \The Maid o' the Violin\ or \The Worms Got Cheated,\ a drama of the heart in three throbs. The cast was as fol- lows: Herr Gustav Fabrikation, a music master, Marvin Tilden; Miss Hope Leslie, the landlady, Anna Mae Wyn; Alican Steele, a broker, Martin Tucker; and Viola Lyn, Maxine Ruppel. Marvin Tilden sang a solo, \When You and I Were Young, Maggie,\ accompanied by Estella Holland at the piano. Birthday Gifts for Eighteen With Martin Tucker as \Master of Ceremonies\ a party, honoring the 18 students whose birthdays are in February, concluded the program. A giant cake with 18 candles was on the stage. A stork carrying a diaper presented the following with comical birthday gifts: Zella Barron, Agnes Berge, Eldean Brainard, Margaret Croake, Orpha Dann, Lilla Dean, Joyce Epperson, Pat Franzen, Emily Jorgenson Yerrington, Helen Ken- nedy, George King, Norman Linde- vig, Beulah McGhee, Ruth Morris, Marjorie Redman, Doris Wilson, Bob Polston, and Mr. Hoheisel. Since it was Ash Wednesday the menu consisted of salmon loaf, baked potatoes, green beans, vegetable salad, hot rolls with butter and jam, -din pickles, ice cream bath' and cof- fee. The B division served and cleaned up under the permanent second year chairmen: DeLois Wiley, kitchen; Sigfred Helgeland, tables; Clyde Davis, dishwashing; and Or- ville Thompson, clean-up. Club Will Celebrate With a Chili Party The members of the Sketch club, with Marvin Tucker and Ada Duell as guests, will be entertained tomor- row afternoon by Mr. and Mrs. Man- ion at their home on Rimrock road. The party is to be in celebration of the success of the dramatic perform- ance given after the luncheon. The refreshments will be the ever popu- lar chili. Members of the club are Maxine Ruppel, Barbara Johnson, Beulah McGhee, Bettye Cox, Marjorie Mc- Donald, Mrs. Orpha Dann, Helen Hagerman, Anna May Wyn, Martin Tucker, Miss Roberts and Mr. Man- ion. NYA Will Manage School's Hot Lunch A faculty committee has been ap- pointed for the purpose of arringing for additions to the kitchen in order to facilitate the serving of hot lunches to students who must stay at school during the noon hours. N. Y. A. boys under the direction of Mr. Manion will build cupboards for dishes and supplies and also counters for serving the lunches. The food will be prepared and served by N. Y. A. girls to those who wish to stay. Soup or one hot dish will be furnished at cost. The committee members are Dr_ Dean, Mr. Manion, Miss Meek, and Miss Stevenson. It is hoped that the plan can be initiated before the end of next week. Have you made your studio ap- pointment for your picture for the Annual? At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, January 28, Dr. McMullen was informed by the local police department that the heretofore law-abiding Oscar Bjor- gum was being held for traffic vio- lations incurred while entering the city upon his return from his recent basketball tour. Our president was requested to confer immediately with the police at the Normal school in order to effect a speedier release of the wayward coach. Accompanied by Dr. Cooper, Dr. \Mac\ drove hastily to the school, prepared to substantiate the honor- able reputation of the athletic Oscar. Anticipating the spectacle of a re- morseful Bjorgum in the custody of infuriated, brass-buttoned officials, the president was pleasantly sur- prised to confront the greetings of the faculty and their wives, who had planned a supper in celebration of his birthday. The group gathered at the large table in the green room, where a huge, three-tiered cake, decorated in green and white and topped with 65 candles, high-lighted the feast. Baked ham, escalloped potatoes, bis- cuits and honey, coffee and nuts composed the menu. Miss Vivian Hall and Miss Alice Mohn appeared just at the end of the supper, bring- ing a beautiful desk fountain pen from the student council with the best wishes of the students. They were invited to stay to have some birthday cake, but they hastened away, feeling that the green room was no place for them on this oc- - easion. The birthday offerings of the faculty were bestowed at various times during the evening with fitting speeches of presentation. A beauti- ful bouquet of flowers was presented to Mrs. McMullen by Miss Rich. Mr. Foote presented the president with an end table. A brown hunting coat with a scarlet lining was presented by Mr. Ridgely. A climax of much merriment was reached when Miss Rich bestowed upon Dr. \Mac\ the set of encyclopedias, which he has so enthusiastically praised for their practical value. The major diversion of the eve- ning was created by the honored guest himself, who cavorted oblig- ingly with a demonstration of riding to hounds and acting the part of the toreador in a bull fight. Miss Meek took moving pictures of the group, which may be worthy to be placed in the school archives.

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