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Published by EASTERN MONTANA STATE NORMAL SCHOOL AT BILLINGS, MONTANA. Member !Associated Collegiate Press 4610 . Editor Bob Dell Associate Editor Sterling E. Soderlind Business and Advertising Manager Milo S. Grue Make-up Editor Marilyn Shelton Features Milton H. Agte Organizations Wilma Benes Sports John G. Gibbs Student News Ronald A. Wike Circulation Manager Ada Zimdar Social Reporter Catherine McConnachie Reporter Art Samel Faculty Advisor Harlan C. Hines EDITORIALS HOLIDAY GREETINGS Here it is—time for snow, jingle bells and bright- eyed children. Once again the Christmas spirit will prevail throughout the land. Students are going home on vacations, folks are hurriedly shopping and the lit- tle ones are on their best behavior. This year we have the housing shortage to remind us of a time 1946 years ago when Joseph and Mary had their housing prob- lem. The coal strike is over, but perhaps memories of it will help us visualize Dickens' Christmas Carol with Tiny Tim's poor dad trying to get a lump of coal from Scrooge. These are not the biggest problems in the world today. There will be much suffering on Christmas (even though I don't have an eight o'clock). Christ- mas is a time for rejoicing regardless of physical sur- roundings. So let it be this year. A Merry Christmas to you all. OUR EDITORIAL POLICY Since there will not be another edition of this paper before the new year is upon us, the editor feels that a statement of policy is in order. The only aim of this staff is to put out a paper that the students will like. We shall not crusade, for we, the staff, feel that it is not the type of editorializing you want. I, as editor, assume full responsibility for all editorials and all other material except that written up as a column with a by line. I will mention issues on which there is de- bate as I see fit. Anyone not agreeing with the policy of this paper is very definitely encouraged to write me a letter and voice his gripe. Letters will be published, if signed, in an appropriate column. The staff is try- ing to serve you, the student body, through this me- dium. Let us know if we do or do not. —Bob Dell. A note of commendation is due the student body for the recent basketball games. The spirit, attitude and sportsmanship displayed by both the team and spectators has gained for us a top reputation. Hats off, also, to the pep department. The band and the cheerleaders are doing a fine job.—A.G.P. Now that the student union fee for Eastern has been approved we can hope to see some of our money used to decorate and furnish a student lounge. This will make it easier for us to part with our precious lucre. Page Two EASTERN STATE Wednesday, December 18, 1946 EASTERN STATE Chipping My Teeth By Sody Since we are making so many stupendous and colossal plans for Eastern, why don't we put in our bid for the permanent home of the United Nations? I'm sure we could put them up somewhere on this spacious campus of ours. Perhaps until we have expand- ed they might be enticed to take up quarters in a corner of the cafeteria. What could be a more fitting atmosphere for these gen- tlemen to disagree in? Maybe they could be prevailed upon to give an occasional announce- ment at assemblies. We have so few, you know. I can hear Molo- tov now as he tells us of a meet- ing of the Security Council to be held on the ping pong table at the earliest possible convenience of Frank Wiley and the boys. He would undoubtedly want to dis- arm our Baton Corps. The Prof. Says Department: \I shall illustrate what I have in mind,\ said the prof. as he erased the board . . . . \This exam will be conducted on the honor system. Please sit three seats apart and in alternate rows. . . . \ Lawson: \I've added these fig- ures up ten times.\ Meens: \Good work, Don.\ Lawson: \And here are the ten answers, sir.\ Incidentally . . . . Liquor kills a lot of people. Staying out late kills a lot of peo- ple. Smoking kills a lot of peo- ple. What the heck kills all those people who live right??? Familiarity breeds ATTEMPT! A sweater is a good investment for a girl. She gets out of it what she puts into it and draws con- siderable interest, too. . . . Poetically . . . . It may be my imagination, But I think it's an indication Of the state of the nation That despite preoccupation With the current inflation Of every international situation We can still find relaxation In healthy dissipation. Finally . . . . Remember that place mother told us to stay away from? Has anyone found it yet? .. . In the last school I was in I took things fairly easy, but here it's different. They keep everything locked up. What we need around here is a few sororities and frats such as Damma Phi, I Phelta Thi and Bromo Seltzer. Which reminds me—I need one. . . . Merry Christmas and I hope you are in good spirits on New Years day. EASTERN PLAN ATHLETIC STADIUM (Continued from Page 1) \The stadium is not primarily an Eastern Montana Normal school proposition,\ Breedlove pointed out, \but rather a joint com- munity project to be used by both.\ \Our first move will be the nurchase of the land,\ he said, \with work to be started on the field at the earliest possible date.\ Pep Band Gives Zip to Activities Our new pep band really ex- presses the enthusiasm and school spirit here at Eastern. Not only is the band the first of its type to be organized in the history of the school, but it's one group that never seems to bog dcwn in the face of obstacles. Jack Quilico, able director and organizer, has welded together a fine band in record time from our many talented students. All of them realize their great responsi- bility in pepping up our school activities and are tireless in their efforts to give Eastern a bigger and better band. They will be on hard to cheer the Yellowjackets on to victory at all home basketball games and rallies. Definite plans have been made for the band to travel to Butte, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, and to Helena for the games Feb. 14-15. Also an at- tempt to journey to Miles Cit• Glendive and Dickinson, N. L will be made according to Quilic. To finance these trips, ban member John Gibbs and Quilic are planning a skit to be present ed to the student body on c about Jan. 2.0. Jack assures 1. that the pep band will come u with many novel surprises durin the winter quarter but urge more of the students to join u with the group, especially snar drum, clarinet and trumpet play ers. It is planned to give all ban, members one credit starting nex quarter. Members of the band include: Flute—Patricia Smith of Cam as; clarinet—Lyman Stebbins an Louise E. Rhoads, of Billings, anc Joe Hoiland of Roundup, Fay Dolve of Ryegate and Pearl Sars- dahl of Scobey; alto sax—Mile: Wallace and Ruth Bundy of Bil- lings; Louise Boyles of Harlow- town and Phylis Edson of Rye- gate; tenor sax—Homer Dahl o' Billings; baritone sax — Marior Howard of Billings. Trumpet—W a 11 a c e Williams. John Green and Ronnie Wike, all of Billings; trombone—Pat Rich- ardson of Billings, Pat Litvinenko of Lewistown and Bill Easton of Fromberg; baritone—Tom Rorex of Worden; drums —Marshall Sheetz and Ray Iserman of Bil- lings; cymbals—John Gibbs of Billings, and bells—Eva Johnson of Ryegate. Miss Condon and Miss Mary Evans are faculty supervisors. Sheetz is band manager. EAS fERN -- - SKI CLUB \Skiing is Believing\ was th , title of the movie shown to th members of the ski club on Wed nesday, December 4, at a specii meeting called to order by Hug Cummings. More movies in th series will be shown next quarto The membership cards ha' r arrived and they are selling at dollar apiece to anyone interest._ in skiing.