Wescolite (Dillon, Mont) 1949-2009, November 01, 1950, Image 1

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Val Crowned Queen . . . © “M” Club Presents Smiley Macom M-Club will present Smiley Macom and His Western Jamboree tonight in the College gym. Macom and his band come to Western direct from five years on the Mutual Network at Denver. Admission for students at the reduced price of 60 cents has been made possible by the contribution of $100 by the Student Activity committee. Dancing attire will be informal. Levis and cotton dresses will be in vogue. Western Montana College of Education W escolite Volume XXIX DILLON, MONTANA Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1950 Number 3 W S S sS m S S S d S S S ^ m Pictured above is the homecoming queen Valdean Osteros of Ana­ conda and her attendants. They are seated, left to right, Lois Ellwood of Butte, the queen, and LaVonne Carlson of Hamilton; standing, Pat Davis of Bozeman, Joan McMichael of Plains and Aldene Robinson of Butte. , ®-----------------------------^ --------------- New Business; Valdean Osteros was crowned queen of Homecoming during th e i Q | ^ J B l I S i l l G S S half-time of the Mines-Western foot- \ ball game. Joan McMichael, La­ Vonne Carlson, Aldene Robinson, Pat Davis and Lois Ellwood were the ladies of her court. On the back of a green converti­ ble provided by Ben Davis the queen and her attendants in bouffant gowns were breezed around the gridiron under the autumn sun and brought to the orange and black throne at the center of the field. Joe Fey, captain of the team, crowned Queen Val with a garland of baby mums and saluted her with a kiss. Photographers snapped pic­ tures as the spectators cheered the ceremony. The many alumni wel­ comed home for the day added gai­ ety to the crowd. Moments later the queen and her court rode the circuit of the field and withdrew. The fans returned their attention to the men in orange and in green trotting back to battle on the field. A hard-fought game won by West­ ern made Homecoming perfect. To stir school spirit for the game a pep rally was held Saturday night around a bonfire on the campus. Then the students began a snake dance and zig-zagged through the streets of Dillon and hung a dummy at the main intersection of town. The students let go with yells and general enthusiasm. In spite of a few mishaps and some stiff joints everyone reported the evening a 'huge success. POEM IS PUBLISHED ' A phase of Western talent is seen in the 1950 publication of “The Poet­ ry Amthology of Verse.” “Stillness,” a poem by Sammy Solberg, was pub­ lished by the Poetry Digest in New York. Chanticleers Initiate Three Chanticleer membership was en larged by an addition of three initi ates. Shirley Chaffin, Ed Monger, and Charles Saha took the Journal­ ism oath during the last meeting Marv Eccleston, president, presided. Florence Gray was voted to receive membership November 6 Music Club Initiates a la Halloween Walking up the stairs from the basement to the prop room in the Administration building is no spec­ tacular feat. But few of the Music club initiates will forget their trip up those stairs on Oct. 26. Blind-folded, they made their way, but not without many unnec­ essary directions such as, “Here you have to crawl on your hands and knees, and be sure you don’t bump your head against the top,” when they were going down the hall lead­ ing to the library. They finally reached the climax at some place that positively did n o t! P o rtrait Studio One Page of Chinook Reserved for Two Best Snapshots To encourage students to start tak­ ing snapshots of informal life on the Western Campus, the 1951 Chinook staff offers to devote one full page Of the yearbook to the two best pic­ tures submitted before December 20. Special recognition will be given in the Chinook to the winning photog­ raphers. Judgm ent will be based upon originality, cleverness, and human interest. Try to take pic­ tures that capture the spirit of West­ ern. Your pictures might not place in the contest, but if they’re good, they’ll be published anyway. We want to make the 1951 Chi­ nook a compilation of fine memories for you in the years to come . . . something that your rheumatic fin­ gers can fondle proudly 60 years hence, when the snares, pitfalls, and quagmires of life have left you floundering on the banks of senile decrepitude. But we need your help, and we need it now. Remember that the Chinook is everybody’s project; to be worth while it needs the help and support of every member of this big happy family that is Western. So get with it, students; haul out your cameras while the sunshine lasts and make like photo fiends. And incidentally, don’t wait for­ ever to get mugged at the Dillon The rates are go- Play Apprentices Work With Gusto To Perfect Acting Evening of One-Act Dramas Scheduled For Nov. 21 The unearthly hammering, gig­ gling and roaring that emanates from the auditorium and its tower these days cannot be 'blamed on Halloween spooks. It is just the Gargoyles and their apprentices busy at work on the three one-act plays which they plan to present November 21. There are still openings on the stage crew for carpenters, scene painters and upholsterers, Miss Guttman, sponsor of the Gargoyles, reported. She said that those in­ terested should get in touch with Sammy Solberg. Jackie Haines, who is in charge of costumes and makeup, can use a few additional people to assist her in these fields. The casting has been completed except for a few extras. Ruth Schoonen, director of the harlequinade, The Merry Death, by Evreinov, has assigned parts to the following students: William Salo, (Continued on page 3) exist—namely, the stage. There they j UP agihn soon, and your looks went through a mysterious passage- ( aren’t improving, so don your Sun­ way where they had wet things flung into their faces. After climb­ ing some stairs, the orders, “Jump off” were given. Thank heavens those bedsprings were at the bot­ tom! The casualty list was small. Following this joyous escapade, the new members were given re­ freshments in the traditional hospi­ table manner of the club they had just joined. They had to get the donuts without the use of their hands. A business meeting preceded the initiation. Max LaMare and Peggy Clark were elected as treasurer and attendance officer, respectively. (Continued on page 3) day garb and get it over with. Pro­ crastination is the thief of time, and right now, time is what counts! —Howard Hansen, Chinook Editor. SWEENEY FEATURED IN BEAVER As one of the two first editors of the Beaver, Dan Sweeney was given front page recognition in the Octo­ ber 17 edition for his part in estab­ lishing the Beaverhead County High School newspaper in October, 1921. Sweeney’s feature story on the Beaver’s beginning thirty years ago with his pungent observations on the worth of a school newspaper also appears on page one. Traveling Troupe Likes Western The acting troupe of the Univer­ sity of Minnesota said that they had never received m o r e co-operation than they received here at Western. They were particularly pleased that both stage and makeup rooms were completely ready for them when they arrived and also that students assisted so enthusiastically in setting and striking the scenery. The G a r­ goyles were assisted by Eileen Dou- cett, Helma Landmann, Sammy Sol­ berg, Delbert Greenfield, Merwyn Megee, and Bob McConnell. The entire cast were the guests of the faculty at a campus dinner at the grill at 5:00 in the afternoon, and after the play they were given a re­ ception by the Gargoyles. Student directors of the coming one-act plays picked up a few first-hand tips on the “how’s” of directing.

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