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Western Montana J i a s i l e m Q L a L e * f o o t t e s i 4 , College of Education „ Gaming 2>ec. 19 W escolite Volume XXVIII. Dillon, Montana, Wednesday, November 23, 1949. Number 5 Mitzi Dwyer, Cliff Simpson, Win the Honors Local Store Offers Prizes to Basketball Players Vaughn & Ragsdale Will Reward Player Making 30th Point. Vaughan-Ragsdale store is adding a special feature to the coming bas­ ketball season. They are offering such worthwhile gifts as sweaters, luggage, shirts, and ties to the player on the basketball team who makes the 30th point in each home game. If the Bulldogs fail to score 30 points, the man making the highest number of points receives the mer­ chandise, which will be awarded at the following home game. At the end of the basketball season a grand prize will be awarded to the boy having the highest average. Clothing Class Exhibits Talent The long-awaited style show was held Monday from 4:15-5:00 in the residence hall. All members of the clothing class modeled the dresses they made as their first project of the quarter. In the class are Mrs. Theo Bay, Betty Lou Lugar, Marjorie Pettit, and Joan Wenger, all of Dillon; Genevieve Cole, Clyde Park; Margaret Ander­ son, Bighorn, and Rose Badovinatz, Roundup. The house council served a tea. Dr. Roy Will Lecture On India, Nov. 30 Dr. S. C. Roy, blind Hindu philos­ opher, will lecture here on Wednes­ day, November 30, at 8:15. His topic will be “India on the Threshold of Democracy.” Blind since his seventh year, Dr. Roy has spent much of his life in an effort to improve educational op­ portunities for the sightless in India. A fellowship from Calcutta Univer­ sity made possible for him a trip to different countries of the world. (Continued on page 4) Edwin McLain, Freshman, Dies Sunday Morning Faculty and students at Western were saddened to learn of the sud­ den death of Edwin R. McLain at 7:30, Sunday morning, due to an attack of acute asthma. Edwin, 20, was the son of Mrs. N. McLain of Deer Lodge, who was notified at once. While he was a first-quarter freshman, he had al­ ready made many friends on the campus. His roommate, Mike McMahon, noticing the youth’s heavy breathing, called Professor Gert Daniels, proc­ tor for the men’s dormitory. The college nurse, Miss Katherine Mc­ Gregor, and Mrs. Daniels, also a reg­ istered nurse, rushed to his bedside. Dr. Stephan arrived as death claimed the young man. Edwin had been taken to the hos­ pital twice during the quarter, but his condition was apparently im­ proved and he had been able to do his class work. Although he had mentioned not feeling well, he spent Saturday evening playing cards in a friend’s room. Funeral services are being held in Deer Lodge today. Western Band Has First Practice Western will have a college pep band this year. This information is for those who play an instrument and would like to take part in the project. At present there are twenty mem- j bers of the student body meeting with Mr. McFadden. From all re­ ports after the recent practice, it’s going to be a good outfit. New arrangements and several in­ struments have been purchased. Now, anyone who would like to play in the band but has no instrument, should see Mr. McFadden, and pos­ sibly he can arrange for you to par­ ticipate. There are about fifteen or twenty home basketball games this year that will demand a lot of school support. With a good sized band and plenty of pep, the success of the basketball team will be decided long before the final game. DONNA CARRIGAN PRESENTED AWARD Donna Carrigan of Dillon was presented at the Assembly, Tuesday, a ten-dollar award as the successful winner in the contest to select a new name for the campus paper. From the sixty-one names submit­ ted, the five judges considered Miss Carrigan’s Wescolite the most repre­ sentative of Western Montana Col­ lege of Education. The student pa­ per was formerly known as the Montanomal. President Jordan made the award. Chancellor Selke Speaks At Assembly Program Speaking before the student body and faculty on November 15, Chan­ cellor George A. Selke of the Mon­ tana University System gave a word of congratulations to our champion­ ship football team, a statement that Western Montana College of Educa­ tion is growing and will continue to grow, a view of occupied Western Germany, and a brief picture of Switzerland. Mandates and Directives: Dr. Selke is a veteran of World War I and II. At the end of World War II he spent some time in Germany—a Germany that needed an establish­ ment of order, and a Germany that received this order through man­ dates and directives bearing directly upon the lives of the German people. A few months ago, Dr. Selke re­ turned to Germany and found an organized and orderly society work­ ing cooperatively with the American (Continued on page 4) Movies on the Campus Need Student Support The success of movies on the cam­ pus is going through a baptism of fire. Several of our recent pictures were probably too long and others a little old, so the favorable attend­ ance has dropped off to the mini­ mum. The future of movies on the cam­ pus almost demands that eighty stu­ dents show up. Now, the committee cannot demand you to appear but would like your complaints and sug­ gestions so that they may search for a solution. Several of the selected pictures were unavoidably detained because of previous commitments. A suggestion has been submitted that tickets be sold for a series of eight to ten pictures at a price of 50 cents less than the cost of eight or ten individual tickets. Students who are interested in the success of the movies and who have a gripe, are asked to contact any member of student activity. Possi­ bly the committee can use the idea. W .A.A. Girls Spend Weekend at Torrey Ten W.A.A. girls, and their spon­ sor, Mrs. Bill Straugh, spent an en­ joyable week end at Torrey lodge. The girls left Friday afternoon and returned Sunday morning. Volleyball and hiking were among some of the things they enjoyed. Plans are being made to spend an­ other week end at the lodge during the winter quarter. W.M.C.E. men were conquered by college Daisy Maes last week and toted to the annual Dogpatch cele­ bration, the Sadie Hawkins Day dance which was held Friday night in the residence hall. The Women's Athletic association sponsored the dance; the highlight of the evening was the crowning of Mitzi Dwyer as the best dressed Daisy Mae and Cliff Simpson as the typical Li'l Abner. The new king and queen of Dogpatch were then awarded prizes by the W.A.A. pres­ ident, June Leistiko. The following committees were in charge of the Dogpatch theme: Dec­ orations—Pat Thompson and Shirlee Morris; corsages—Doris Chamberlin, Betty Breiter and Lorraine Fehren- kamp; tickets—Maxine Petterson and Esther Rose; posters—Ella Boehm; programs—Wilma Strand and Mag­ gie Schmidt. Harriet Mellott was in charge of the entertainment during intermission. The college trio com­ posed of June Leistiko, Carole Hen­ derson and Claire Finton sang “ Corn­ in’ Through the Rye,” and “Missouri Waltz.” Music for dancing was fur­ nished by Joe Smith’s orchestra. School Is Dismissed For Thanksgiving- ciasses will be dismissed at noon today to enable students and faculty to prepare for the Thanksgiving hol­ idays. President Jordan wishes ev­ eryone to have a happy Thanksgiv­ ing vacation but to be present when classes are resumed on Monday morning.

Wescolite (Dillon, Mont), 23 Nov. 1949, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/Wescolite/1949-11-23/ed-1/seq-1/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.