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A I ' = . 7 . - Second Big Luncheon Held xisnew:mv•ze tont •• VOL. III BILLINGS, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1931 e MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYBODY CHRISTMAS PLAY WILL GRADUATE GIVEN TONIGHT CLASS OF TWELVE The Katoya Players will present a Christmas play, their annual gift to the citizens of Billings, tonight and tomorrow night at eight p. m. in the ballroom of the Commercial Club. A new play, \One Night in Bethlehem,\ has been selected to replace the one given in former years. There will be no admission charge. The play portrays the story of the Nativity in an original and im- pressive way. The prologue opens with a town - crier coming down from the king's highway announc- ing the coming of Christmas. He is followed by Christmas carollers. A boy in the window of a medieval castle sees them, and, in answer to his questions, his mother tells him the Christmas story. He falls asleep and dreams of the Nativity. The action of the play centers about this dream. Cast of Characters The cast in the prologue is a Town Crier, Horace McBride; a mother, Mrs. Dorothy Harris; and a boy, Grace Logan. The cast in the dream are Tiras, an innkeeper, George Sanderson; Naasen, a servant, Gene Frates; Jarad, a hostler, Grace Logan; (Continued on Page 3) Faculty-Senior Banquet The candidates for graduation at the close of the fall quarter were the guests of the faculty at the quarterly senior - faculty banquet held on Saturday evening, Decem- ber 12, at the Northern tea room. The speaker of the evening was Chandler C. Cohagen, who spoke on \Character Building,\ Mr. Hawkes presided as toastmaster, and Dr. McMullen presented the 12 candi- dates for graduation. Grace Logan gave the response for the seni- ors. Several vocal numbers were sung by Miss Marjorie Stevenson. The tables were decorated with clever modernistic Christmas trees trimmed with decorations of red, green and silver. Place cards car- ried out the same modernistic mo- tif. Miss Roberts and Mr. Manion of the art department, assisted by the students in Art II, were re- sponsible for the decorations. Guests for the occasion, in addi- tion to the graduates, were M. and Mrs. W. M. Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. Cohagen, Mrs. Louise Rowe, Mrs. Agnes Wiggenhorn, and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Beatley. The second all-school luncheon of the year was held in the school gymnasium Wednesday, November 9, with an attendance of approxi- mately 280 students and faculty members. The program was carried out as a King's Court, with the winning group in the unemployment relief fund ticket drive as the Royalty. Robert Gail, captain of the winning team, presided as• King. Miss Mary Thorne was Queen by virtue of meritorious service. The King's Jesters were George Sanderson and Dean Aldrich, appropriately dress- ed and appropriately foolish. Dr. H. C. Hines acted as Chancellor and adviser to the King in the absence of Dr. McMullen. Guests of honor were Mr. Eugene O'Keefe of the Babcock theater and Mrs. Rich- ards. Captains Furnish Fun Captains of the various• groups were called upon to prove their loyalty and tell why they loved their King and Queen. Sarcasm reigned supreme. The captains also led their groups in singing school songs. The prize was awarded to Gene Ernster for not singing. Miss Vivian Oehlerking gave a humorous reading entitled \Blow- ing Out the Candle.\ Mr. C. V. Ridgely gave two violin solos, ac- companied by Mrs. Richards. He was given the hand of the Princess in marriage as a reward. Most of the performers were either be- headed or boiled in oil. Miss Dewey, chairman of the fac- ulty committee for the Rimrock, presented the nominees for the annual staff. Loyal subjects of His Majesty, the King, were called to the throne and knighted. Miss Maxine Hitch, by reason of her sore tooth, was dubbed Knight of Suffering and Sorrow, Jack Shivers was Knighted Dean of Women, John Shirmer was dubbed Saturday Knight, and Mr. Hawkes, the Knight Before Christ- mas. Mr. Keith Manion and Dean Al- drich were assisted by His Majesty in singing the Levee song. The Girls' Glee Club sang two numbers, and the orchestra played as Court was dismissed and the Royalty left in state. The ranking of the various teams in the ticket drive determined their responsibilities in the affair, the winning team presiding as royalty, and the team selling the lowest number of tickets acting as \scul- lions,\ or clean-up group. Teams ranking between these two were re- sponsible for the program, helped the cooks, decorated, set tables, etc. ADVANCE REGISTRATION A large part of the advance regis- tration for the winter quarter has been done, and it is hoped that all registrations can be concluded by Thursday of this week. First year students are being registered in groups in classrooms, as all of their work is prescribed. Second year students are being registered indi- vidually in the office. It is neces- sary that all students watch the bulletin boards for information and instructions in regard to registra- tion. Everyone should register at this time in order to avoid inconven- ience. Those who do not register now may encounter serious difficul- ties in later registration. Fees do not have to be paid until in the beginning of the next quarter.. Monday, January 4, will be de- voted to arrangement of courses for new students. Classes will begin Tuesday. The graduating exercises for the December class of twelve members will be held at 11 a. m. Friday, December 18 in the Babcock the- ater. Rev. Stoffel of the English Lutheran church will give the invo- cation and benediction. The Glee Club, under the direction of Mr. Ridgely, will sing two numbers. The address, on the subject \The Function of the Teachers College,\ will be delivered by Dr. McMullen, and Mr. W. M. Johnston, represent- ing the State Board of Education, will deliver diplomas to the follow- ing graduates: Martha Fitchner of Rapelje, Olive Hinsvark of For- syth, Lucille Kennedy of Columbus, Grace Logan of Huntley, Madge Manuell of Red Lodge, William Pentilla of Roberts, Anna Marie Rademaker of Billings, Elma Rau- tio of Roundup, Marie Reintsma of Park City, Josephine Spaulding of Billings, Winifred Stillwell of Pom- peys Pillar, and Blanch Wilson of Trident. The Rimrock Echo joins with the school in wishing these graduates much success and happiness in their future career. Annual Staff Elected Results of the election of the staff for the 1932 Rimrock Annual, as announced by Miss Dewey, chair- man of the faculty committee in charge, are as follows: Editor-in- chief, Dean Aldrich; associate ed- itor, Etta Cooper; art editor, Doro- thy Stewart; business manager, Geo. Sanderson; circulation man- ager, Mary Weinschrott; student life editor, Robert Gail. The nom- inees for the various positions as selected by the faculty committee were presented at the luncheon held on Wednesday, December 9. Further nominations were made from the floor and ballots were cast at that time. According to Miss Dewey, the 1932 yearbook will possess several new features. Previously there have been a calendar and a humor ed- itor. This year these two depart- ments have been combined in a \Student Life\ section. It is planned to make this a particularly inter- esting feature of the book. Last year the \Rimrock\ won a second class honor -rating in its division in the contest sponsored by the National Interscholastic Press Association. It is hoped that the 1932 publication will place All- American. Only those who have ne - Ter per- mitted defeat to break theak - spirits are able to meet victory with un- weakened fiber. \Confidence in one's ability to perform the task at hand is one of the greatest assets man can pos- • sees.\ a d oPor.••••C•olr•V40 . 44‘0 ,