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<•> Western Montana College of Education W escolite Volume XXVIII. Dillon, Montana, Wednesday, July 19, 1950 Number 16 Summer School Attracts Many Out=of=State Students BILLY STECK Violinist who will appear in concert July 20. Virginia City Players Will Close Entertainment Season The summer concert series is pro viding an excellent opportunity for the students to enjoy the entertjiin- ment of Montana artists. The Vir ginia City Players will close this season’s programs when they ap pear on July 31. On July 20, Western will have as guest entertainer young Billy Steck, well-known violinist. Billy was born in Montana and claims Kalis- pell as his home town. He was re cently graduated from high school. His musical talent was discovered when he was a year old, and at the early age of three, he began his in structions. During the Golden Gate Exposition in San Francisco, Billy appeared as violin soloist when only five. He has received many fine scholarships which have brought successful concert engagements throughout the country. Young Steck has auditioned with French violinist Zino Francescotti. Recently he was honored by appearing with the Philadelphia Orchestra. His com ing appearance will be his second in Dillon. Cellist Lome Munroe, the only winner of the 1949 Maumberg Award, appeared in an assembly at the college auditorium June 19. Mr. Munroe’s study of the cello began at the age of three, and he made hi« first public appearance when only five. At the age of ten he made a concert tour of Europe. Lately he has appeared with symphony or chestras, in solo recitals, and on the American and Canadian broadcast ing systems. His next appearance will be with the Minneapolis Sym phony. Butte artists, Robert and Dora Atheam, presented a concert June 29. Mrs. Athearn, soprano, was with the San Francisco opera for three years; Mr. Athearn, pianist and or ganist, studied at the New England Conservatory of Music, and at Ober- lin College. Mr. and Mrs. Athearn now have a studio in Butte. WORKSHOP BEGINS JULY 24 A workshop on general curricu lum problems will be held from July 24 to August 4. The workshop will be conducted by Supt. Walker, Mrs. Zella Flores, and Miss Kay An derson, state health supervisor. SUMMER ENROLLMENT Total enrollment for the summer term at WMCE is 340. There were 28 of these who registered for the second term only. Mrs. Emerick Will Judge Poppy Posters Mrs. Mary Emerick will be in Helena Tuesday, July 25, for the judging of the state-wide American Legion poppy poster contest. Mrs. Emerick is chairman of the commit tee, an d . other members include James Dew of the Montana State university art department and Cyril Conrad, head of the Montana State college art department. Mrs. Emerick said that posters to be judged have been entered by schools throughout Montana. First- place winners in each division will go to the national contest. Home Economics Class Entertains A series of three parties has been given by the first five weeks stu dents of home economics foods class under the direction of Miss Elinor Larson. The first, a buffet dessert, hon ored Miss Mathews, Miss MacGregor, Miss Moss, Mrs. Emerick, and Mr. Jackson. Mrs. Floy Morris acted as hostess. The second activity was a dinner party to which each member invited a guest and two faculty s p o n -! sors. Hostess for this event was Mrs. Joy Francke. Host was Mrs. Eu nice Bishop, assisted by Irene Nel son. Assistance in preliminary prep arations was given by Mrs. Morris and Mrs. Hilda Cunningham. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Daniels, Mr. Pope, Mrs. Flores, Mrs. Horvick, Mrs. Pfeiffer, and Mrs. Chadderton. The final event was an open house. The sewing room and kitchen were open for inspection. Miss Margaret Peterson and Virginia Ury, members of the clothing class, assisted in this (Continued on page 4 ) Training School Has Large Attendance The campus training school is proving very popular this summer with 25 enrolled in the first three grades, and 19 in the intermediate. Eight student teachers are taking the primary training with Mrs. Gen evieve Horvick, as critic teacher. There are five student teachers in the intermediate grades under the direction of James Womack. In ad dition to the regular primary train ing, student teachers have been hav ing experience conducting classes in weaving, choral reading, and rnusic rhymes. The special project for the intermediate grades is in social studies. Registrar Releases Tentative List of August Graduates Miss Dorothy Gelhaus, registrar, has announced that the following students have made applications for the degree and/or the diploma at the close of the summer term, Au gust 11: Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Degree Marian Benich—Walkerville, Eliz abeth Bingham—Ronan, Dan Boka— Dillon, Jane Gaustad—Butte, Eileen Hamilton—Missoula, Marian Anhalt Hanson—Plentywood, Paul G. Han son—Poplar, Maude C. Helton— Bainville, Blair Hurd—Osburn, Ida- (Continued on page 4) Miss Savidge Resigns College English Position Miss M y r t l e Savidge, associate professor of English and dramatics has resigned her position at Western Montana College of Education as of September 1. She is leaving Mon tana to live in Pasadena, California, which offers various opportunities in her long-time interest — drama. Specifically Pasadena offers oppor tunity for study and investigation of the development qf television which is growing rapid'ly on the west coast. During the academic year 1948-49, Miss Savidge was on leave. Much of that time she spent investigating the possibilities for the study of ra dio and television, which for some time have been her major interest. Miss Savidge came to the West ern campus in 1929, and since that time Dillon townspeople and college students have seen many fine d r a matic productions given under her supervision. When it became generally known that Miss Savidge had resigned, one heard expressions of regret from many summer students who voiced their appreciation for the work they had had with her over the years. The Wescolite joins the faculty and students of the W.M.C.E. in wishing her a happy time in whatever she may do. Penn. Sends 2; New York 1; British Columbia 1 Summer enrollment at West ern has passed the three hun dred and forty mark. Included among the student body ^re stu dents from eight states other than Montana and one from British Columbia. Registrations i n c l u d e Anthony Cioppa of Ticonderoga, New York; Helen Lenart, Central City, Penn sylvania, and Marvin Hershey of Hanover, Pennsylvania, representing the eastern states. From western states, not including Montana, come the following students: Helen B a rt lett, North Bend, Washington; Beulah Brenneman, Frances Donlan, and Gertrude Holgate, Salmon, Idaho; Blair Hurd, Osburn, Idaho; Esther Johnson, Cartwright, North Dakota; Dorothy Legg, Cody, Wyoming; Beu lah Middlemist, Bonners Ferry, Ida ho; Elizabeth Plum, Leadore, Idaho; and Harriet Walter, Seattle, Wash ington. Our student from our northern neighbor, Canada, is John Whitmer of Quesnel, B. C.; and from Min nesota comes Marion Malvin of V er non Center, and Gena M. Martin, Greenbush. Montana students are enrolled from nearly all of the counties, as well as from the leading cities of the state. Do you know your neigh bors and friends from the old-home town? Nine Are Pledged By Omicron Chapter Of Kappa Pi Nine summer session students have been pledged to Omicron chap ter of Kappa Pi, national art frater nity, according to Mrs. Mary B. Emerick, sponsor. New candidates are Edith Palmer Ruthlee Kiefert, Amy McKenna, Charlotte Ebeltoft, Olivia Patton, M argaret Pfiffner, M argaret Ander son, Clara Solberg, and Irene Nel son. Formal initiation will be held toward the end of the summer term. Members on the campus at the present time include Betty McGilli- (Continued on page 4)