Eastern Highlights (Billings, Mont.) 1964-1964, April 01, 1964, Image 3

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—Retort photo by Peter R. &hmidt. THE EMC YELLOWJACKETS 1964 DISTRICT FIVE NAIA CHAMPIONS 9 r - 1 P - ■■■ ..P `' ZOOM!!—'Jackets' halfback John E. Row, Malta freshman, breaks around the end for a considerable gain against the Saints of —Retort photo by Peter R. Carroll College. Row scored the Eastern touchdown early in the third iod of the Homecoming game. Schmidt. first per- Sizeite4 Harkins Is Basketball Coach On AAU African Sport Tour Mike Harkins, basketball coach at Eastern, was named head coach of a special United States basketball team which was sent to North Africa last fall. Harkins, who piloted the Yel- lowjackets to consecutive Montana Collegiate Conference champion- ships in the past three years, took the United States team to Mor- occo, Algeria, Tunisis, Ethiopia, and Sudan in October and No- vember under the sponsorship of the State Department in conjunc- tion with the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States. Harkins was assisted by James Reid of the Indiana AAU. All Star Team Bill Drumm, Eastern's record -smashing center for the past three years was named one of the six American athletes for the tour. Other team members included John Arrillage, Pacific AAU, Eric Lee, Rocky Mountain AAU; and Allen Schlegelmilch, Lynn Mautz and Thomas Bowman, all of In- diana AAU. Drama, Music Groups Touring Thirty-five Eastern Montana College students are participants in a spring tour to carry a pro- gram of drama and music to high schools in Montana. Frederick K. Miller, drama di- rector, and C. Paul Thompson, music director, are escorting the students to Forsyth, Miles City, Wibaux, Sidney, Plentywood, Sco- bey, Wolf Point and Glasgow. The fourteen drama students are presenting a skit, \The Prize Play,\ by Mary Chase. The skit revolves around a hil- arious version of a sophisticated adult mystery play as seen through the eyes of a child—com- plete with a rich hero, a slinky heroine, gangsters and numerous robbers. Eastern's choral group, the Madrigals, are presenting a selec- tion of arrangements including folk tunes, spirituals, show tunes, and classicals. Faith Peery and Francis Moses are singing a duet, \Tonight and solos are being sung by Miss Pee- ry, Moses, and Skip Mitzman. Eastern's male section will do a special number arranged b y Thompson, \Big Sky Country.\ Drama History Highlights Noted One of the latest projects of the Eastern Montana College Drama Department is the \Decade of Drama\ series. It is a series de- signed to present, in chronological order, highlights of dramatic his- torical periods. Under this program Eastern has produced the Greek classic, \Antigone;\ the medival play, \Everyman;\ The Elizabethan fa- vorite, \Volpone and this spring, Shakespeare's \Taming of the Shrew.\ The department also presents one major production each quar- ter. The purpose of the basketball tour to North Africa was to en- courage mutual friendship and understanding. Harkins who came to Eastern in 1960 was voted Montana Col- legiate Conference and District 5 NAIA Coach of the Year in 1963. He captained the University of Akron basketball team for two years and received honorable All -American mention. Harkins Writes He is the author of over a dozen articles in nationally distributed professional magazines on basket- ball tactics. Drumm, who finished his bas- ketball eligibility at Eastern in 1963, holds the EMC record for most rebounds in one season, most rebounds in one game (27), most HOOP, GRID TEAMS WIN TOP HONORS The Eastern Montana Col- lege Football Team won sec- ond place for 1963 in the Mon- tana Collegiate Conference. They won three games and lost two. For the second year in a row, the Yellowjacket Basket- ball Team won the MCC championship with an unde- feated record of 10 wins, and an over-all season of 17 wins and 9 losses. The Yellowjackets were also NAIA District 5 champions, and lost to the 1964 National NAIA champs 77-70 in the Kansas City tournament in March. points for a single game (42), and total rebounds (1050). During his career at Eastern, Drumm, scored over 1,000 points. He was selected the most valuable basketball player at Eastern in 1962 and earned All-MCC honors all three years. Excitement Up As Sportsmen Enter Door The new Eastern Montana Col- lege Physical Education Building, with a seating capacity of 4,000 is rarely quiet or empty. Over 130,000 persons pass through the doors annually as participants and spectators, and the physical education program is as nearly complete as can be found. In the past six years EMC's Yellowjackets have either been champions or runners-up in Mon- tana Collegiate Conference foot- ball. They have been MCC champs in basketball for three consecutive years, and have been NAIA District Five Champions the last two years, thus earning a berth at the National NAIA Tournament in Kansas City. New Sports This year Eastern entered into swimming and gymnastic inter- collegiate competition for the first time. The Athletics Department also sponsors almost every intramural sport imaginable. To name just a few ,there are about 180 students in basketball, 90 in touch-football, 30 in hand- ball, 30 in badminton, 90 in vol- leyball, 30 in swimming, 20 in gymnastics, 40 in weight-lifting and 20 in wrestling. Intramurals Listed Other intramurals include soft- ball, baseball, track, tennis, tum- bling, soccer, dancing, golf, tram- poline, archery, skiing and bowl- ing—and the list can go on and on. The Health and Physical Edu- cation department not only di- rects its program to education and fun, but to individual physi- cal fitness. Nine Intercollegiate Knights of Eastern Montana College attend- ed a regional meeting in Idaho this year. During last Fall Quarter, 274 grants and scholarships were awarded at Eastern Montana Col- lege. YOU'LL GO You'll go, but you have left a sign. A symbol of pride and pain. You'll go, to meet the Master's Design, But your mark will still remain. You've tried, and you have brought us fame. You've labored with might and main. You've tried, and added to Eastern's flame, And your mark will still remain. —Dr. Harold S. Alterowitz Director of Athletics Spring, 1964—THE RETORT, Eastern Highlights—Page 3

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