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We Are Thankful br \33\ and \34\ The VMROCK ECHO Eastern Montana Normal School VOL. II. BILLINGS, MONTANA, NOVEMBER 21, 1930 NO. 2 RED CROSS ROLL CALL SUCCESSFUL EXTENSION COURSES 'PARTY GIVEN ARE POPULAR FOR WORKERS Extension coures for teachers and other adults interested in continu- inuing their education are offered by the Eastern Montana Normal School again this winter. They are offered as a general service to the community. There will be two quarters of ex- tension work, and regular normal school credit will be given upon the successful completion of the courses. This year a minimum of at least ten students is required for each class. Practically the same number of students are enrolled this year as last. Many Courses Offered Nine classes are thus far organ- ized. Busines Education, James L. Hawkes; Vocational Education, L. R. Foote; Modern Novel, Miss Mary Meek; Vocabulary Building, Miss Martha Dewey; Public School Art. Keith Manion; Folk Dancing, Miss Marjorie Stevenson; Tests and Measurements, C. D. Dean; Mon- tana History, N. C. Abbott; and Handicrafts, Miss Hermine Roberts. These are all two credit courses meeting two consecutive hours each week for twelve weeks with the ex- ception of tap dancing, which meets one hour each of two days for twelve weeks. Enrollment Good During the first year that exten- sion courses were offered 83 stud- ents were enrolled. Last year 113 students were enrolled, and though the registration figures for this year have not been compiled as yet, the number will be approximately the same as last year. Plans are being made for a unit course to be presented during the spring quarter. This will be a gen- eral course worked out by several faculty members. THE YEARLY CALENDAR With inquiries coming to the normal school office regarding the other quarters of this year our at- tention has been called to the school calendar. It will be of interest to those now attending school. The fall quarter will end December 19. There are seven candidates for graduation at that time. There will be two full weeks of Christmas va- cation. The winter quarter will begin January 5 and end March 20. There will be no vacation between the winter and spring quarters, the spring quarter opening March 23 and closing June 12. The summer school extends from June 15 to August 14. RIM ROCK STAFF CHOSEN At the weekly luncheon, Novem- ber 19, the slate for the staff of the school annual, The Rimrock, was presented, and the election took place at the close of the meeting. The following names were submit- ted by the faculty committee: Edi- tor-in-chief, Esther Farnum, Thelma Hyatt; Associate editor, Ethelynne Allen, Robert Gail; Art editor, Mar- ian Hazelton, Alice Durland; Busi- ness manager, John Abrahamson; Circulation, Dean Aldrich, Grace Kirch; Calendar, Hazel Hilton, Mil- dred Vejtasa; Humor, Anna Baide. Those elected were: Thelma Hy- att, Editor-in-chief ; Robert Gail, As- sociate; Alice Durland, Art; John Abrahamson, Busines manager; Dean Aldrich, Circulation; Hazel Hilton, Calendar; Anna Baide, Humor. The plan of voting at the lunch- eon was adopted in the hope that a larger vote might be cast. Hereto- fore when the ballot box has been placed in the Administration build- ing the vote has been discouraging- ly small. At the election on Wednes- day, 70 votes were cast, and the faculty committee feels sure that a much smaller vote would have been polled under the old plan. Since special types of ability are needed by students who work on the annual, it has always been the custom for a faculty committee to choose the slate with regard to apti- tude and eligibility of candidatels. Students then vote upon one of those suggested for each office. APPRECIATION EXPRESSED The voters of the state gave all of us cause for rejoicing when they passed Measures 33 and 34. We of the Eastern Montana Normal School shall not know to what extent we shall profit by these measures until after the state legislature has pass- ed upon the matter of allocation. We hope, however, that we will se- cure funds for a large general build- ing which will give us class rooms, offices, an auditorium and the space that goes with such a structure. We also hope that we will receive money for a dormitory, training school, improvement of the site, and the necessary eqcipment for all of our buildings. Since the site is on the edge of the city rather than down town, it will be necessary for us to move everything when we start to move. As far as mainten- ance is concerned, with the passing of Measure 34, it seems that we can safely depend upon a small in- crease for next year and then a considerably larger increase for the following year. We should be in our new buildings by the beginning ,of the fiscal year 1932 and addition- al money will certainly be needed in order to operate buildings of our own. Our thanks go to our many friends about the state who have made the funds available which will give us much needed buildings in addition to maintenance money. Elsa Quast, who attended school here last summer, is teaching a country school near Glentana. Students of Eastern Montana Normal School conducted the 1930 Red Cross roll call in Billings again this year, under the efficient direc- tion of Mr. Abbott, who has spon- sored the activity from its incep- tion. For four years the normal school students have had charge of the local roll call and have carried on the campaign as a public service to the community. The campaign was concentrated from Wednesday, November 12, to Saturday, November 15. The workers visited people at their homes and places of business to extend a personal invitation to join the organization. Speakers Prepared As a preliminary preparation students, under the direction of Miss Martha Dewey of the speech department, gave short talks to civic and fraternal organizations in behalf of the Red Cross. Three Divisions Competed Volunteer students were grouped into three divisions, each named from a color of the normal school. The captains were: Laurence Aber, yellow; Robert Gail, stone; and Dean Aldrich, blue. The final plans and preparations for the campaign were made at the luncheon, Wednesday, November 12. Each team was assigned a certain block of territory in the town. There were 100 different students in the Roll Call organization who worked to fulfill the Billings quota of $1,200, or an average amount of $12 from each worker, or $24 from each team. There were thirteen teams which attained their quota, or better. The share of each division in the quota was $400. The Yellow divi- (Continued on Page 3, Col. 3) DR. McMULLEN IMPROVES It will be of interest to all stud- ents to know that the last word from Dr. McMullen stated that he has been continually improving and is now nicely on the way to re- covery. Dr. McMullen left the evening of November 8, for Valley City, North Dakota, where he underwent an op- eration for appendicitis on ArMis- tice Day. His daughter, Lucretia, Mrs. P. J. Warnick, who is also in the hospital in Valley City, is rapidly recover- ing. Mrs. McMullen is with them, and all three hope to return to Bil- lings by DecemIller 1, if not sooner.