The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.) 1930-1943, November 29, 1933, Image 1
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100 WILL HELP WITH ARRANGEMENTS Today at noon in the gym, the freshies will dish up a meal fit for the gods. Everybody is expected, and there is no limit to the supply. The menu includes turkey, cranber- ries, dressing, gravy, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, rolls, butter, fresh fruit, pumpkin pie and coffee. Oh boy! Does this layout look as though the depression is still here? Decorations have been concocted by Jeanne Wilkins and her commit- tee under the supervision of Miss Roberts. The serving committee, headed by Emma Chupp and Miss Stevenson, will be costumed as Puritan maidens. Fruit bowls, made from hollowed out pumpkins over- flowing with fruit, are the decora- tions for the long tables. Pilgrim favors are to be used. An exciting contest, for which prizes are given, will be conducted during the meal. Such an unusual program, too! An original play, in which legends and stories of Thanksgiving are presented in burlesque fashion, will be featured. Those who take part in the program under the super- vision of Lois 'Reynolds and Emma Chupp are: Jean Harrington, Bur- ton Caruso, Allen Scott, Glen Liv- ingston, Marea Hodges, Alice Rose and Andy Hofineister. Incidental musical numbers during the . play will be given by Andy Hofmeister, Ray Stevens, Leon Nelson and Eliz- abeth Patterson. Other committee chairmen are: clean-up, Charles Nelson, under the supervision of Miss Dewey; wreck- ing committee, Burton Caruso, un- der Mr. Abbott; kitchen committee, Hilton Utterback, under Miss Meek and Mr. Dean; coffee, Mr. Shunk. Altogether about 100 persons are responsible for the success of the luncheon. McMULLEN TO HELENA President McMullen returned on Thursday, November 23, from a brief trip to Livingston and Helena. While at Livingston on Tuesday evening, he was present at the meeting of the Yellowstone Valley Council of Boy Scouts. In Helena, Dr. McMullen attend- ed a meeting of the Executive Council, which consists of the pres- idents of the six units of the Uni- versity of Montana. Dr. H. H. Swain, executive secretary of the State Board of Education, acted as chairman of the meeting. THE RIMROCK ECHO — Eailern Montana Normal School VOL. V BILLINGS, MONT., WED., NOVEMBER 29, 1933 NO. 2 FROSH SPONSOR THANKSGIVING LUNCH Lois Sanderson to Represent Montana at 4-H Club Meet in Chicago E. M. N. S. GIRL WINS N. R. A. Offers Possibilities FACULTY SUPERVISE TRIP TO CHICAGO For E. M. N. S. Building Loan STUDENT WORKERS CHOSEN OUTSTANDING 4-H CLUB MEMBER THIS YEAR Lois Sanderson of Billings, a first year student at the E. M. N. S. was chosen the outstanding 4-H Club member of Montana this year. Because of this honor she was also chosen to represent Montana on the national hook-up through sta- tion KGHL on Saturday, November 4. She spoke four minutes on the subject, \Satisfactions of 4-H Club Work.\ Miss Sanderson will receive a trip to the 12th National 4-1I Club Convention in Chicago in Decem- ber. She will leave the night of December 1 and remain away about a week. During the trip she will be the guest of Montgomery Ward and Co. In selecting Miss Sanderson as the outstanding club member in the state, the judges considered her seven years' record in success- ful club work. She is a member of the Rimrock Canning Club, and, in addition to carrying on her club project this year, she is the leader of the Billings \Ready Go Cooks.\ Last year she was a member of the state champion demonstration team. Miss Maybelle Erickson, a second year student, was also a member of this champion team. She repre- sented Montana at the convention in Portland, Oregon in 1931. DANCE AT H. S. GYM Art Guthrie and Orton Sirrine, senior class officers, are heading plans for a Thanksgiving dance to be held Friday, December 1, in the high school gymnasium. Dr. Hines is faculty advisor for this event. Each person may invite a friend, but activity tickets must be pre- sented at the door. Entrance to the gym will be through the back door of the school at Thirtieth street and Fifth avenue. This is the first year that a dance has been given at Thanks- giving time. It will be a very wel- come diversion for those who are feeling sad because they can't spend the Thanksgiving holidays at home. Jessie Steele, Jean Todd, Inez Waddell, Ray Stevens and Leon Nelson are members of the orches- tra engaged to play. Dancing will begin at nine. Among the events of major im- portance scheduled on the enter- tainment program of E. M. N. S. are the three concerts sponsored by the Community Concert Asso- ciation. The possibility of receiving a government loan under the Nation- al Recovery Act for a building for the Eastern Montana Normal School may be realized. In the special session of the legislature, which Governor Cooney has called, a bill is to be introduced which, if passed, will authorize the borrowing of money for the purpose of building an administration-classroom build- ing and a combination gymnasium for the Eastern Montana Normal School. At the time when the Normal School was established in Billings the local people gave to the school a 52-acre site, which lies immedi- ately north of town at the end of 29th and 30th streets. In 1930, after the people of 'Montana voted a bond issue of $3,000,000 for the purpose of buildings at the 14 state institu- tions, plans were drafted for the Eastern Montana Normal School buildings. Work was not yet under way when the Supreme Court of Montana declared the bond issue unconstitutional. N. R. A. Offers Solution Dreams for a roof for the institu- tion seemed entirely vain, for the possibilities of raising money with- in the next decade were very poor. The National Recovery Act of 1933, however, made money available. As soon as the Public Works Advisory Committee for Montana was ap- pointed, the Eastern Montana Nor- INTRAMURAL TEAMS MEET WEDNESDAYS An intramural basketball league which meets on Wednesday nights has been organized to give every man a chance to play. The players are independently organized into teams and a schedule of games was drawn up. To date there are five teams: \Big Bad Wolves,\ captained by W. Becklen; \Black Hawks,\ captained by C. Nelson; \Roving Tigers,\ cap- tained by A. Hofmeister; \Scars captained by Don Foote; and the \Terrible Swedes,\ captained by G. Johnson. In the first game, the \Black Hawks\ downed the \Scars\ by the count of 48-6. In the nightcap the \Terrible Swedes\ conquered the \Big Bad Wolves\ 43-18. Chuck Nelson was high point man in the first game with 16 points, and Ray Stevens in the second with 19 points. The modern girl—a vision in the evening and a sight in the morning. mal School applied for $250,000. A gift of approximately 30% of the loan was expected from the United States government. After deduct- ing this 30%, a $10,000 annual pay- ment would pay the interest and retire the loan in 35 years. In 1932', $7,700 was paid for the rental of buildings. This $7,700 with only $2,300 more would retire the loan. In other words, the money that is now being spent for rent would be used in erecting a permanent home for the institu- tion. The new building would be built without any more drain on public funds than the school will be making in a few years, for as the school grows more space will be needed, and the rental figure will go to $10,000 and beyond. Bill Drawn By Johnston Only legal technicalities stand in the way of the loan, and these dif- ficulties will be removed in a bill which W. M. Johnston, the resident member of the State Board of Edu- cation, will present to the special session of the legislature. Friends of the Eastern Montana Normal School have every reason to be- lieve that this bill will meet with a favorable reception by the legisla- ture. The Eastern Montana Normal School is, without a doubt, the most vital institution for higher learning (Continued on Page 4, Col. 2) ORGANIZE 12 WEEK EXTENSION COURSES Extension courses, which are being offered by the instructors in E. M. N. S., started Monday eve- ning, November 13. These courses will meet regularly once a week for 12 weeks. Regular students, as well as city teachers and other Billings citizens, are enrolled. Courses which will be held on Monday nights are: \Current Eco- nomic and Political Problems,\ by Mr. Hawkes, whose class numbers 13, and Miss Stevenson's class in swimming, which has a total en- rollment of 17. Courses which are given on Wednesday evenings are: \Vocabu- lary . Building,\ by Miss Dewey, with a class of 16; toy making, by Mr. Manion, whose class consists of ten members; and \Psychology of Ex- ceptional Children,\ by Dr. Hines, with 19 members. All classes are being held in the Administration building, with the exception of Mr. Manion's, which is given in the Washington building.