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Red Cross Drive Sets New Record Quota Reached By Saturday Noon The Student Red Cross Roll Call workers of E. M. N. S. put Billings over the top in the 1929 campaign with a record-breaking subscription of $1,276. The Billings quota of $900 was passed by Saturday noon with a large number not yet re- ported. The Yellowi under Lawr- ence Aber led with the grand total of $458. The Stones under Miss Alice Sweetman with $440.15 took second place, while the Blues under Miss Allene Beckett, finished with $377.85. This is the third year in which the E. M. N. S. Luncheon club has conducted the Red Cross drive in the city of Billings. The call for workers received the enthusiastic response of more than one hundred students. A plan similar to that used last year was carried out un- der the direction of the faculty com- mittee composed of N. C. Abbott, Yellowstone county roll chairman, C. D. Dean and J. W. Hawkes. Three Divisions Competed The students were divided into three competing divisions named for the normal school colors, yel- loW, stone and blue. The town was divided into block territories, which were assigned to the teams and was covered in a house-to-house canvass. The campaign was launched direct- ly after the normal luncheon on Wednesday, November 13. Before starting out, the entire group with their faculty sponsors, posed for their picture in front of the Com- mercial club building. Party Given for Workers The prizes for the leading teams will be awarded at a party to be given soon for all the work- ers. First prize for the Yellows went to John D. Abrahamson with $109.75, the largest amount for an individual worker. Second team prize was taken by Josephine Haug and Mary Joe Holson with $83.65. Fannie Kirsch and Mary Linen- weber with $50.50 won third prize. For the Stones, Ruth Baker and Ruth Shively with $113.25 took first team prize. Jessie Lyons and Mil- dred Haughawout with $65 were second, and Erma Rogers and Thel- ma Hyatt with $63 took third prize. In the Blue division Florence Reid and Florence Larson with $84.65 were first. Doris Taylor and Inez Wheeler took second, and Margaret Hunt and Natalie Foster were the third prize winners. The movement was aided by a (Continued on Page 3) XIMROCK ECHOES Eastern Montana Normal School VOL. I. BILLINGS, MONTANA, NOVEMBER 20, 1929 NO. 3 RED CROSS ROLL CALL BREAKS RECORD M. E. A. Meetings Attract Many Approximately 120 teachers, form- er students of E. M. N. S., attended the three different district conven- tions of the M. E. A. held October 24, 25, 26. Miles City The E. M. N. S. had the largest delegation at the eastern district in Miles City. Here a \get-together\ of former students of E. M. N. S. was one of the very attractive fea- tures of the convention. A lunch- eon was held Friday noon, October 25, at the Christian church. It cer- tainly seemed like the regular Wednesday luncheons held in Bil- lings with Margaret Griffing at the piano, Dorothy Erickson leading the singing, and Carlyle St. John as chairman. There were seventy-five present, including fifty-seven previ- ous students, six of the faculty, and twelve guests. Among our guests were A. T. Peterson, superintendent of schools in Billings; C. W. Grandy, superintendent of schools at Terry; and H. H. Swain, executive secre- tary of Chancellor Brannon. After the delicious luncheon all enjoyed hearing each one tell of his or her school. The luncheon was very informal and every one en- joyed hearing about the E. M. N. S. Bozeman Dr. McMullen met with fourteen former students at the convention at Bozeman. They dined Thursday, October 24, at the Baxter hotel. Each person there was very enthus- iastic about his work and they dis- cussed their problem's with each other. Great Falls The students attending the con- vention at Great Falls were met by Miss Stevenson. There were seven- teen present at the luncheon held at th Rainbow hotel, Friday, October 24. FACULTY WOMEN ENTERTAINED Mr. and Mrs. Leon R. Foote of 17 Lewis avenue entertained the women of the faculty at dinner Saturday evening, November 9. Fol- lowing dinner the evening was pleasantly spent at bridge, the prize for high score going to Miss Eliza- beth Daggett and for low score going to Miss Martha Dewey. The invited guests were Misses Mary Meek, Martha Dewey, Hermine Roberts, Lillian Wagner, Pauline Rich, Mar- jorie Stevenson, Elizabeth Daggett, Zefah Hurley, and Mrs. Murray Johnson. Normal Student Wins Montgomery-Ward Prize Miss Rhoda Satterthwaite, a Bil- lings student in the first year class, will attend the 4-H Club Congress to be held in Chicago, December 2 to 5. The trip was awarded by the Montgomery - Ward company as a prize for the most outstanding work in household arts done in any 4-H club in Montana. Miss Satterthwaite has been a member of the Sew and Smile club of Billings since 1925, and the club leader for the last two years. She has won, heretofore, a scholarship and numerous other prizes with her excellent work in sewing and home decorating, but she considers this trip to Chicago as the climax of her 4-H £' - b career. _ About fifty boys and girls from Montana will take this trip as win- ners in various phases of the 4-H club work. Mr. Chas. Potter, state leader of the 4-H club work will accompany them. NORMAL FURNISHES KIWANIS PROGRAM The normal school gave a pro- gram at the Kiwanis club lunch- eon, which was held at the Com- mercial club Tuesday, November 19. Mr. C. V. Ridgely, accompanied by Mr. Ralph Rauh of Billings, play- ed several violin solos. Dr. H. C. Hines read a humorous article on the various forms of handshaking. This article is taken from an old third reader published in 1839. Dr. L. B. McMullen gave some 'facts regarding the normal school. Ridgelys Collect Interesting Pottery During their vacation last sum- mer, Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Ridgely spent much time delving among the old Pueblo ruins of New Mexico and Arizona. Mrs. Ridgely un- earthed some ancient bowls that she estimated to be at least a thou- sand years old. Mr. Ridgely ac- quired a large Zuni ceremonial bowl of most unusual design that had been in use for many years. He was fortunate enough to buy also the companion piece to last year's prize winning bowl at the inter-tribal exhibit at Gallup, New Mexico. These pieces form a most interesting addition to their Indian collection. Both Mr. and Mrs. Ridgely were former instructors in the State Teachers college at Flagstaff, Ari- zona. Their hobby for a number of years has been a study of the old Indian civilization of the southwest, and their home at number 813 First avenue west reflects their interest in this primitive culture. NORMAL GRAD HONORED Miss Iva Stevens, '29, of Billings, now attending the state university at Missoula, is a recent pledge to Theta Sigma Phi, national journal- istic fraternity for women. Mem- bers of this honor society must have a scholastic standing of B plus. Miss Stevens has had the ad- ditional honor of advance initiation into Alpha Chi Omega, social soror- ity. This is allowable only when the pledge has an average of B plus in all scholastic work.