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Bits of Wisdom BRIGHT SPOTS IN BUSINESS THE RIMROCK ECHO 3 Ida Zumbrum and Mildred Sny- der spent last week-end at Miss Zumbrum's home near Boyd (Feb- ruary 25-26). Louise Solem was pleasantly sur- prised by a visit from her brother and several friends who motored down from Great Falls several weeks ago. Of interest to her many friends here, is the marriage of Grace Wal- lace, a former E. M. N. S. student, to Max Swall of Great Falls, which took place Wednesday, February 22, at Great Falls, where the couple will make their home. VALENTINE PARTY GIVEN A very enjoyable Valentine party was given by Miss Ivy Nelson in the home of Mrs. Charles Howard on February 15. Those present were Mrs. Howard, Mrs. J. A. Meeke, Miss Irene Tenney, Miss Lucille Colberg, Miss Ruth Luckett, Miss Mamie Meeke, Miss Florence Mc- Kay, Miss Grace Cain and the host- ess. The outstanding features of the evening were games of spoon and pitch played with tiny cards— each player wearing large cotton gloves. The high prize was award- ed to Grace Cain and the consola- tion prize to Irene Tenney. At mid- night a delicious lunch was served. Barbara Biever and Ethel Hodges will put on an Irish jig at the St. Patrick's day party to be held by the Lions Club at the Northern Tea Room March 16. BJORGUM ENTERTAINS \YELLOWJACKETS\ At three o'clock Sunday after- noon, March 5, Mr. Oscar Bjorgum gave a dinner at his home in honor of the basketball team, the Yellow- jackets. The afternoon was spent at playing bridge and working jig- saw puzzles. Everyone reported a delightful time. The guests were Norman Larson, Jim Gaustad, Bob Tyler, Harold Galahan, John Hov- land, Ray Stevens, John Jones, Clem Owens, Don Steele, Ardell Kemnitz, Kenneth Von Eschen and Gunnard Johnson. We are especially proud of the Irish members of our team, Larson, Gaustad, Johnson, Von Eschen, and Coach Bjorgum. PLASTER OF PARIS IN PUBLIC On Monday, February 27, Mr. Shunk and Mr. Bjorgum demon- strated for the Rotary Club the making of plaster casts of human faces. Joe Weinschrott was the victim at that time. This fad has become almost an epidemic in our school and we see girls dashing into the laboratory to have their visages modeled as often as boys. Students who spent the week end of February 25-26 at their home were Edith Miller of Worden, Lydia Johannes and Hazel Burghart of Ballantine, and Johanna Richter of Edgar. As they returned from their de- bate tour March 4, Alice Clement and Juanita Davis visited at Miss Davis' home in Willow Creek. While there they met Dorothy Fla- herty, June '32, who asked them to say \hello\ to her E. M. N. S. friends. Cecelia Dietrich of Worden, and Evelyn Danielson of Custer, spent the week-end of March 4-5 at their homes. Marjorie Nelson and Agnes Stark entertained at their home at 3011 Fifth Avenue North on Saturday afternoon. The afternoon was spent working over jig-saw puzzles and pulling taffy. Punch and wafers were served. Guests at the party were Maybelle Erickson, Annabelle Struble, Isabel Hunt, and Grace Hoagland. Students who have taken advan- tage of the spring thaw to spend their time gathering rocks for geol- ogy collections include Marjorie Nelson, Maybelle Erickson, Mable Nelson, Adeline Lindenfield and Marie Abraham. Their trip, which was made Sunday afternoon, March 5, took them out to the east rock pile and up on the rims. PARTY NEAR RIMS On the evening of February 18 Eledice Barnard and Bernice Mettes entertained at a Valentine party at the Barnard home on the Rimrock road. The evening was spent in playing games and pulling taffy. Ice cream, cake, and peanuts were served. Those present were Esther Fris- sel, Christina Fatur, Margaret Gus- tafson, Bernice Mettes, Eledice Bar- nard, Francis Yerkes, Jim Hide, Howard Mooney, George Armstrong, and Francis Hall. Evelyn Danielson was visited by her father and mother from Custer From February 24 to 27. At 6:30 on March 1, Evelyn Dan- ielson gave a waffle party. Those present from the Eastern Montana Normal School were Jane Brown, Alice Hendrickson, and Mary Her- ak. During the past quarter some student teachers have spent one day each week teaching at the Pratt School. Annetta Zell and Alice Clement have taught art; Johanna Richter and Agnes Stark, music; and Mar- garet Baker and Norman Larson, physical education. Mrs. A. A. Tyson recently gave a surprise party in honor of her daughter, Irma. There were 18 guests present, three of whom were students of the Normal School: Harriet Hyatt, Mable Leeper and Laura Holyk. Games and dancing were enjoyed by the crowd. The evening closed with a luncheon served by Mrs. Tyson. Dancing Party Thursday Night In Grads' Honor An all-school dancing party will be given by the first year class in honor of the graduating class, at the Coliseum, Thursday evening, March 16. starting at nine o'clock. This will he a semi-formal affair with admission by activity ticket only. Girls will be permitted to bring their gentlemen friends. Punch and wafers will be served for refreshments. Music will be furnished by the Coliseum orches- tra. PRESENT LYCEUM Leon Nelson. Mr. Mapion, Ray Stevens and Horace McBride, the Barnyard Quartet, sang several numbers, Miss Mary Barden played the piano, Martha Calvert spoke \The Curfew Shall Not Ring To- night,\ Helen Lewis sang \Silver Threads Among the Gold,\ and Bill Giltner took the position as \Mas- ter of Ceremonies\ at a dramatiza- tion of \The First Lyceum in Mon- tana.\ This program was given first before the Rotary Club of Bil- lings. The same program was pre- sented February 26 in Laurel at the Schoolmasters' Banquet. MEEK DISCUSSES P. T. A. WORK AT TEACHER MEETING Emphasizing that the center of interest in the work of the Parent- Teacher Associations is the child and that the efforts of the associa- tion are directed to coordinating the work of the home, the school and the community, Miss Meek spoke at the Billings High School auditorium February 25 before the council of local P.-T. Associations. There was a large attendance at the meeting, which was in honor of the founding of the national coun- cil. \The association serves to crys- tallize public sentiment for the wel- fare of the child,\ said Miss Meek. \It is also an effective medium for parents to secure information about child training, for many well edu- cated people are not well educated as to parenthood.\ •At the meeting Superintendent Peterson of the Billings schools also spoke. Students and faculty members of the Polytechnic Insti- tute gave an interesting program of music. The Flora Dora Sextette was received with uproarious ap- proval. NEW EXTENSION COURSES Several new extension courses for teachers in the Billings terri- tory and other adults interested In education are conducted by mem- bers of the E. M. N. S. faculty this spring. Mr. Dean of the education depart- ment is giving a course in educa- tional tests and measurements. \Case Studies of Average High School Pupils\ is the subject of the course for junior and senior high school teachers given under the di- rection of Dr. Hines. Mr. Hawkes of the history de- partment is offering a course in \Origins of American Civilization.\ Miss Marjorie Stevenson is again conducting a swimming class for women at the gymnasium pool. FOOTE'S ENGAGEMENTS During the past month Mr. Foote has had several speaking engage- ments. February 16 he addressed the P. T. A. at Canyon Creek. His sub- ject was \The Function of Parent- Teachers' Organizations.\ February 21 he addressed the Woman's Club of Park City con- cerning the maintenance of schools. March 3 he addressed the P. T. A. of the Elysian School on the func- tions of school organizations. Mr. Foote was invited to be a judge at a declamation contest at Belfry March 10 but because of other engagements he was unable to accept. HAWKES SPEAKS Mr. Hawkes addressed the Bil- lings branch of the American Asso- ciation of University Women at Miss Wood's tea room, Saturday noon, March 11. Mr. Hawkes spoke on War Debts and Reparations, dis- cussin gthe various phases of the international debt question. HINES TELLS OF CHILD PSYCHOLOGY Dr. H. C. Hines addressed the Parent-Teachers' Association at the Jefferson school Monday afternoon, March 6. His subject was the Psy- chology of Adolescence. Blanche Wilson, June '32, has been elected to a school in Liberty county. The school opened March 13. Charlotte Lemmer has been elect- ed to the Findon School north of Martinsdale. Her school opened March 13. Alumni Write to E. M. N. S. Friends From Distant Places Mrs. Eva Phillips Kennedy, mem- ber of the first June graduating class of E. M. N. S., now lives in San Bernardino, California. She now has a practical use for her teaching knowledge, as a little daughter was born February 20. Miss Ann Barstad, who is teach- ing near Custer, Montana, reports that she enjoys her work very much but does not enjoy the fact that she has been able to collect only a few of her warrants. ART PROJECTS SUCCESSFUL Miss Louise Cain has been very successful in carrying on art proj- ects learned at E. M. N. S. in her rural school near Vandalia. Her pupils do especially well with their glorified glass pictures. GRAD IS \SNOWED UP\ Agnes Stark received a letter from Elaine Erther, a former E. M. N. S. student who is teaching near Baker, in which Miss Erther says she has been snowed in for some time and has been spending her recreation time in skiing. MISS HOLMES VISITS SISTER . On Saturday, March 4, Dorothy Holmes, who teaches near Lavina, visited with her sister Shirley, a first year student, Miss Holmes' four pupils, all boys, gave a negro minstrel play Friday afternoon, March 3. Dorothy Hart, of Brandenberg, who has been teaching school near Garland is attending E. M. N. S. this quarter. Olin Metzer of Roundup was a visitor in Billings, February 25. He was a student of the Eastern Mon- tana Normal School last year. ANNA BELLE PARKER WRITES Anna Belle Parker, '31, who teaches a rural school at Custer, writes: \I love teaching even if I do tell Billy he cannot love inan- imate things; still I cannot say teaching is inanimate. I have seven darling pupils in five grades and a little white schoolhouse that sits in a little valley. I also have a a room, \two by four,\ where I eat and sleep; that is, if it isn't too cold.\ GRADUATE MARRIES Edna Turner, June '32, was mar- ried to Russel Hamer, Denton, Mon- tana, on March 4. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Cox of the Presbyterian Church at Lewistown, and Harriet Shell, June '32, was the bridesmaid. Mrs. Hamer has been teaching school in the Everan district. The young couple will make their home at the ranch of the groom near Lewistown. MISS SMITH VISITS Miss Genevieve Smith, who teach- es the Pioneer School near Rapelje, spent the week-end at her home in Billings. Miss Smith brought pic- tures for the annual and gave val- uable information about the en- vironment tour last summer. Dorene Perrin, a former student of E. M. N. S., visited with Kather- ine Alt during the week-end of Feb- ruary 18 and 19. Miss Perin is teaching a rural school north of Roundup. Mildred Moffet visited friends in Billings during the week-end of February 18 and 19. GRAD SECURES EKALAKA POSITION Elsie Erickson, August '32 passed through Billings last Thursday on her way to Ekalaka, where she has secured a teaching position for the summer. In the modeling class we figure that Utopia is approaching because now \Mr. Shunk, the gift has given us to see ourselves as others see us.\ Class in geology explaining faults, slips and other methods of moun- tain division. Mr. Shunk: If I walked over the rim what would that be? Maud Kincaid: I'd call that a slip. Al Frazier: Mr. Abbott, what is the Crow word that means good- bye? Mr. Abbott (thinking hard about the Indian language he had stud- ied): I don't believe I remember. Al: Isn't it just Caw—Caw? Mr. Shunk: Why is it that all the water in the teakettle doesn't rise up and blow off as steam at one time? Hazel Jacobs: I guess it just wouldn't be the practical thing for it to do. Waitress at luncheon: \Have you given your order?\ Idamae Alexander: \Yes — but please change it to an entreaty.\ \It is very hard to drive a bar- gain,\ said the fellow who had bought an old flivver for $10.00. Says \Life\ — Widespread fear that business may never return to normal isn't so great as the wide- spread fear that it has. WANTED By Mr. Shunk—a few cents extra charge for the plaster of paris casts of students with nouble chins. By Horace McBride—a few more keys to the Washington School. By the basketball team—a little more sting and less buzz for the the winter quarter next year. STUIDIENT NEWS 1- Howard Walters recently received a letter from the president of the Yellow Butter Lemon Drop Com- pany, thanking him for keeping up the drop business during the de- pression. Bill Giltner owes Grace Cain a package of Spearmint. How could you expect him to believe her when she unexpectedly remarked on March 2 that Senator Walsh was dead? Hence the bet. Horace McBride has hired John- nie Jones and John Hovland to carry his books for him. Strangely, his other two caddies could not en- dure the strain of carrying so many books. John and John jauntily ac- cepted; bets are five to one they won't last until tomorrow evening. A local Irishman immediately wrote several checks when the banks were closed. Money's com- ing out of hoarding when the banks reopen; perhaps the laugher laugh- ed the wrong laugh. Helen Lewis and Martha Calvert have contributed to the sudden up- turn in business. Helen bought some lemons for her throat; Mar- tha bought some gas for her car. Their prizes did come in handy, ladies of the Women's Clubs!