Wescolite (Dillon, Mont) 1949-2009, February 15, 1950, Image 1

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Student Council Tentatively Sets Vodvil for April 14 Novelty Acts, Skits Are Now On Order In preparation for the annual Vod­ vil show which has been set for A p ril 14, the m em b ers of the Stu­ dent Council have on order pre­ pared skits, novelty acts, and stunts. Miss M athews placed the order about a w eek ago; the various short plays and acts should arrive within the next ten days. V arious club presidents are asked to contact any m e m b e r of the student council con­ cerning specific m a terial in which the m em b ers are interested. The acts and skits range in time from five to tw e n ty m inutes and are very cleverly w ritten. One of the acts entitled “J. C a esar” is a m o d ern burlesque version of Shake­ speare’s “Julius Caesar.” It is a fifteen m inute act which promises to be a scream from the rise of the curtain until the stage hands re ­ move the scenery and a dead Roman cautiously creeps off stage. The “Gay Nineties Scrapbook” in­ cludes blackouts, sketches, readings, and m instrel m a terial for Gay N ine­ ty revues. An exam p le of this is the burlesque “Ten Nights in a B a r­ room ” and “The Face on the B a r­ room Floor.” “H alf a Dozen Mock T rials” fea­ tures “M onday M orning in Mike M aloney’s Court,” “Irish and Negro Dialect,” “The D eserted W ife” and others. Casts range from five to eleven, and the tim e for each is from five to tw e n ty m inutes. Few stage props and little if any scenery are needed for these skits. “Talking Acts for Two” features clever dialogues for two characters. These are w ritten in Jew ish, G e r­ man, Irish dialect. They are just the thing for between acts on a vodvil program . Bradford Keeps Audience Intent It was a spellbound audience who listened to R o b e rt B radford speak on “Tolerance and Freedom ,” in the auditorium , W ednesday evening, February 1. The attentiveness of the group in­ dicated keen interest in Mr. B rad­ ford’s talk. He told of his persecu­ tion by the Germ ans, both as a Jew and as a spy w o rking in the French underground. He stated the con­ viction that the Nazi party is coming back into pow er and th a t the M a r­ shall Plan in G erm a n y had utterly failed to accom plish its purpose. Student opinion is that Mr. B rad­ ford certainly knows w h a t he is talking about and that W ednesday night’s program was by far the best in the present “Talk of the M o n th” series. Shirley Stocker Reports on Trip Shirley Stocker, who, w ith her parents, recently m ade a trip to the stockm e n ’s convention in Miami, Florida, and w e n t on to Cuba for a short stay, reported on the high­ lights of the trip at the A rt club m eeting, Feb. 7. Five new m em b ers w ere initiated, and Elda Fow ler and Eileen H am il­ ton served refreshm e n ts. W escolite Volume XXVIII. Dillon, Montana, Wednesday, February 15, 1950 Number 9 Nan Merriman Highly Praised by Those Attending Concert Nan M errim an, singing in a pro­ gram presented by the Com m u n ity Concert association, Thursday eve­ ning, February 2 at the high school, virtually brought down the house. The accomplished mezzo-soprano, acclaim ed one of A m erica’s out­ standing symphony soloists, was called back by her audience no less than eight tim es to render encore num bers. Ability such as Miss M er- rim a n ’s is seldom heard in small com munities. H e r charm , grace, personality, and m a g n itude win over her audience from the begin­ ning of the program and hold them to the last selection. (Continued on page 4) K.Z.N. Plans Hay Ride, Feb. 25 Plans for a hay ride to be held on Feb. 25 w ere m ade at the K.Z.N. m eeting Feb. 8. Also the K.Z.N. dinner dance, an event which will take place April 1, was discussed. A fter the business meeting, the group played games, exchanged “secret pal” valentines, and enjoyed refreshm e n ts consisting of valentine cup cakes and pop. K.Z.N. girls on the recreation com ­ m ittee were Carole Henderson and M axine Petterson. D arlene Car- keet assisted by Jean Staudenm e y e r com prised the refreshm e n t com m it­ tee. M Club Handles Concessions at Games The M club at W estern has un d e r ­ taken the task of selling concessions at the basketball gam es and it has proven a profitable undertaking. All proceeds go to the further develop­ m ent of the club and for the purpose of purchasing Bulldog jackets for its m embers. Aside from this, the club has apportioned a part of the pro­ ceeds to buy “T” shirts which will be on sale to the students. The shirts will be w h ite and will bear an orange bulldog and an orange “W estern.” In its last meeting, the club drew up plans for the presentation of a “sm o k e r” to be held in the early part of March at the College gym. In cooperation w ith the W estern boxing team, the club is doing every­ thing possible to m ake it one of the best fight cards ever to be presented at W estern. It is hoped that all students will attend to m ake it a real success. WMCE Presents “Etude in Black and White” Under Auspices of Music Club An evening of entertainment entitled “Etude in Black and White” is to be presented in the auditorium this evening under the auspices of the Music Club. Taking part in the program will be the vested chorus of fifty members directed by Professor • CALENDAR Choral Concert ............ February 15 Eastern, Billings .................. Feb. 16 Rocky Mtn., Billings Feb. 17, 18 Community Concert, Patricia Travers, violinist ............ Feb. 24 Dr. Charles E. Boodie, lecture ............................. March 6 Dorm Tea — McFadden- Jackson Recital ............. March 12 K. Z. N. Dance ...................... April 1 High School Musical Festival .........................April 21-22 Gargoyles Preview Assembly Play For their regular m e eting last Thursday evening, the Gargoyles convened in the auditorium to pre­ view the one-act assembly play, “Now Is the Tim e,” which will be given for the student body Feb. 22. W estern students Gargoyle try-outs taking part in the play are Jackie A rm o u r as Rose the maid for the Bingirm fam ily; Bob Erickson as Father Bingirm ; Doris Beck who will take the part of Lucy Bingirm, W a lter’s wife; V alentine Williams, as K ate Bingirm the daughter; Dick Mann as W alter, K a te’s boyfriend; Ruth Schoonen as Madge, the next- door neighbor; M ary Lueck as Mrs. Reeves. This hum o rous play by John K irkpatrick centers around politics and the entanglem e n ts which the Bingirm fam ily encounter in trying to m a intain their party loyalty. Discussing old and new business concluded the rem a inder of the meeting. Student Activity Committee Meets S tudent activity com m ittee held a m e eting Tuesday, February 7. This com m ittee consists of the following m em bers: Miss M athews, chairm a n ; Mr. M cFadden, Mr. Daniels, and Miss Larson. Students on the com ­ m ittee are A lfred Fidler, Bill Jolly, P a t Thompson, and Bill O’Neill. The business transacted consisted of approving bills and discussing the entertainm e n t program for the rest of this quarter. Brinton Jackson and soloists who are the vocal and piano pu­ pils of Mr. Jackson and Profes­ sor Ralph McFadden, respec­ tively. A trio composed of Claire Finton, June Leistiko and Carole H enderson will sing three num b e rs on th e program . The chorus will open the pro­ gram w ith “My Johnny Was a Shoe­ m a k e r” by Deems Taylor; “Y o u n g er Than Springtim e ,” “Some E n c h a n t­ ed Evening,” and “Y ou’ll N ever Walk Along” by Rodgers. Several Soloists Take Part Vocal num b e rs by M ary Lou Cooper are: “La V iolette” by Sca- ratti, “A m a rilli” by Caccini and “Care Selve” by Handel. M ary B a k e r will sing a selection of Schubert’s songs, “Die Forelle,” “Bu bist die Ruh,” and “Auf dem w a sser zu singen.” Songs by Edw a rd D u rkin w ill include “Song of the Open Road” by M alotte and “Toreador Song from ‘Carm en’ ” by Bizet. “Ah, Moon of My D elight” by Lehm a n n and “Ave M aria” by Schubert w ill be sung by Dan Boka. A lfred F id­ ler is singing “M’apperi” from ‘M a r­ th a ’ ” by Flotow and “Che m a n io ehe gelida from ‘La Bohem e’ ” by Pucinni. Piano num b e rs w ill include Mo­ zart’s “Sonata No. 13 ln F ” (F ir s t M o v em ent) played by Frances Birge. Peggy Lou Sutherland is playing “Valse in C Sharp M inor” by Cho­ pin and “Golliwogg’s Cake W a lk” by Debussy. The “T h ird B a llade” by Chopin, will be played by G e n e ­ vieve Cole. Chorus Gives Closing Numbers The chorus will close w ith several W aring arrangem e n ts, “Set Down Servant,” “I Know the Lord Has Laid His Hands on M e” and “God of O u r Fathers.” Officers of the Music Club are: president, Dan Boka; vice president, M ary B a k er; treasurer, Kay Thom p ­ son; secretary, June Leistiko. WILL INITIATE JACK RECTOR C h a n ticleers elected Jack Rector of Three Forks into the journalism club and plan to initiate him at the next m eeting, F e b ruary 20. A bas­ ketball player on the first team , Rec­ tor has reported on several out-of- town gam es for the Wescolite, cam ­ pus new spaper.

Wescolite (Dillon, Mont), 15 Feb. 1950, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/Wescolite/1950-02-15/ed-1/seq-1/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.