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Interviewing @ DR. GUTTMAN By Shirley Chaffin Of all the people she has met in the various places she has been, Miss Selma Guttman finds the Mon tana people to be the friendliest, she told a Wescolite reporter when interviewed. Dr. Guttman spoke of herself as a typical New Yorker, having been born in Manhattan. She received her early schooling in New York public schools. Later she obtained her B.A. degree from Hunter Col lege in New York and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Miss Guttman’s first experience with teaching was in New York high schools. During the last few years she taught at Wayne University in Detroit. Miss Guttman met with the Gar goyles Thursday evening as sponsor of the club. She succeeds Miss Myr tle Savidge who resigned at the close of the summer school. Dr. Guttman is enthusiastic over the prospects of an evening of one- act plays this quarter and encour ages all students interested in dra matics to enter the try-outs. MR. KNEELAND By Lois Ellwood “The students of Western have a sincerity of purpose which is lack ing in a great many schools.” This was the opinion given by Mr. Ralph Kneeland when I asked how our school differs from those he has at tended. Mr. Kneeland, who has been acting supervisor of Occupa tional Information and Guidance Su pervisor of Distributive Education in the Department of Public Instruc tion, is assistant professor in the departm ent of education at WMCE and is serving as Student Personnel Advisor. Mr. Kneeland’s impression of Western was “good.” He believes Western offers a real opportunity for Montana boys and girls. “It is small enough so that the instructors become personally acquainted with the students. The two-and four- j year program for teachers at WM CE is admirably suited to meet the needs of elementary education. The general college course is fully ac credited, and the business education courses are as fine as can be found anywhere.” Mr. Kneeland, whose chief inter- .ests are guidance and counselling, believes that psychology represents a field of service which makes it possible to meet the needs of the people, giving better adjustment for happiness. MR. GABLE By Betty Austreng “One of the things I enjoy most at Western is eating in the dorm,” says Mr. Bertram Gable, our new Bogart-resembling music instructor. Suspiciously I asked why. “I enjoy mixing with the students and being a part of the student body,” he ex plained. Hailing from Ann Arbor and a school of 2€,000 students, Mr. Gable admitted liking the small school in formalities and the idea of being able to attend dances stag. The bach elor-veteran, however, withheld any statement on Montana. Originally from Detroit, our sopho more class advisor received most of his schooling at Ann Arbor, Michi- (Continued on page 4) Western Montana College of Education Start now to take snaps for the 1951 Chinook W escolite Volume XXIX. Dillon, Montana, Wednesday, October 11, 1950. Number 1 _____________________________________________ a------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Student Council Studies Plan for Association Dues Student Officers Are Chosen _______________________________ n _____ ^ Fund Would Be Available to Student Groups Student Council, meeting Thurs day evening, Oct. 5, decided to study the senior class proposal to collect dues from every student. The idea was presented that each student pay dues of fifty cents per quarter to be used to underwrite class activities. This fund will be administered by the Student Activ ity Committee and each class or club can borrow money when needed and repay it when able. The amount will never exceed $300.00 and if it should do so the excess will be used for a student activity. This whole plan is subject to change by the students themselves. Sometime this week each class president is to call a meeting and set this proposal before the group. Each class will then be represented in a committee which will discuss this problem and return the opinion to the Student Council. It was also decided that the cheer leaders should be selected today. Cheerleaders compete as groups but are elected as individuals. K. Z. N. Meeting Occurs Wednesday, Oct. 4 Kappa Zeta Nu sorority at its first meeting of this school year Wednes day evening, Oct. 4, discussed plans for the coming year. The group will start off with a Halloween party at the next meet ing. Chairmen of the refreshment and games committees for this party are Ramona Goss and Beverly Grant, respectively. The K. Z. N. room will be furnished before then. Activities such as a candy sale and a tentative trip to Jackson were also discussed, but no definite action was taken. HUGH SIMMONS ELECTED ART CLUB PRESIDENT At the first meeting of the Art club, Oct. 3, Hugh Simmons was elected president, Bill Holdorf, vice president; Marilyn W arburton, sec retary, and Jean Lay, treasurer, ac cording to Mrs. Stella Bierrum, sponsor. Mrs. Bierrum, who is taking Mrs. Mary Emerick’s position while she is on leave of absence, said that the club is already at work planning its schedule for /the autumn quarter. Touring Company Will Play at WMCE Thursday, Oct. 19. She Stoops to Conquer, the comedy classic to be presented by the Uni versity of Minnesota Touring Com pany at WMCE auditorium Thurs day, October 19, at 8 p. m., prom ises students, faculty and all mem bers of the Dillon community an evening of merriment. It is a humorous play by Oliver Goldsmith about life on the English countryside during his time. The popular mistaken-identity plot has inspired laughter among English students and theater audiences since it was brought into the world of let ters in the last half of the 18th Cen tury. The author displays a genius for satirizing the foibles of human life. Oliver Goldsmith, author of the (Continued on page 4) Freshmen Class Is Initiated One of the traditions of this school was upheld by the upperclassmen, when they initiated the freshmen, during the first week of college. At 7:00 on the evening of Sept. 28, the freshmen assembled at the gym, from which they were led in a snake dance around the campus by Jean Ann Fisher and Bob Erickson, head of the initiation ceremonies. After the snake dance the fresh men again assembled at the gym, where, in their stocking feet, they danced a two-step round and put on various stunts for the enjoyment of the upperclassmen who were seated in the balcony of the gym. During the initiation a whistle was sounded as a signal for the fresh men to bow on their knees and cover their heads with their arms. When the last stunt had been ac complished the freshmen were then excused, and officially accepted as members of the Associated Students of Western Montana College of Edu cation. Freshmen and spectators alike then went to the Snack Bar for an hour of dancing and relaxation. Members of the freshmen initia tion committee were: Chairman, Bob Erickson, Valdean Osteros, Jean Ann Fisher, Jean Sudan, Sammy Solberg, Miles Winship, and Mike McMahon. Freshmen Carry on Campaign For Week; Other Classes Meet Early Following a warm election cam paign, officers of the new freshman class were elected for the 1950-51 school year at WMCE Wednesday night, October 4. Jack Carriger of Butte was installed as president, Peggy Clark of Arlee, vice-presi dent, and Wilma Richards of Clin ton, secretary-treasurer. Miss Eve lyn Mikkelsen and Mr. W alter Mc Guire were chosen as freshman class sponsors. Upperclassmen held elections on Wednesday morning of the previous week and elected the following to serve as officers for the ensuing year: Seniors: John Malee of Anaconda, president; Allen Weeks of Hamilton, vice-president; Cassie Rafferty of Butte, secretary, and Dallas Owens of Browning, treasurer; Mr. William Pope, class sponsor. Juniors: John McMahon of Deer Lodge, president; John McGee of Dillon, vice-president; Rose Mudd of Missoula, secretary-treasurer; Miss Genevieve Albertson and Mr. Ralph McFadden, sponsors. Sophomores: Cliff Simpson of Butte, president; Norman Jacobson of Whitefish, vice-president, and Valdean Osteros of Anaconda, sec retary-treasurer; Mr. G ert Daniels and Mr. Bertram Gable, sponsors. WMCE Students, Faculty Join Crusade For Freedom The Crusade for Freedom, initiat ed by the National Committee for a Free Europe, Inc., which was formed to give aid and asylum to exiled leaders from the prisoner countries of Eastern Europe, has moved to our campus. President Jordan introduced the campaign officers at the 10 o’clock assembly October 4. Mr. Ralph Kneeland was presented as chair man, assisted by Mrs. Ruth Dillavou, Mr. Howard Leslie, and Mr. Dan Sweeney representing the student body. Because the Russian Communist aims most of his energy at the young intellectuals of the country, it is of particular importance that the col lege people of our country work with this group whose purpose is to spread the truth about our demo- (Continued on p a g e 2)