The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.) 1930-1943, October 23, 1934, Image 2

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2 THE RIMROCK ECHO THE RIMROCK ECHO Published by EASTERN MONTANA NORMAL SCHOOL AT BILLINGS, MONTANA Editor Vivian Selle Associate Editors Paul Johnson, Hilton Utterback Reporters from Class in Advanced Composition—Glenna Crow, Elaine Erther, Bernice Haynes, Margaret Hunter, Mary Ellen Hunter, Arline Janke, Wilma Stowe Faculty Adviser Mary J. Meek EDITORIALS NEED FOR CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM It is easy to criticise. Probably there is not a student at E. M. N. S. who has not at some time or other passed judgment on The Rimrock Echo with some bit of destructive criticism. Anyone can criticise, but it takes a little more gray matter to point out how the paper can be improved. This is your paper, and if you have any criticisms, let us have them. If you have any news articles, jokes, or wise cracks, send them in also. There will be a box placed in the library within the next week for student contributions to The Rimrock Echo. Make use of it! University of Minnesota, for the first time in its 65 years, allowed its students to take or leave military training. Only other \land-grant college\ which has abolished compulsory training is University of Wisconsin. EDUCATION WEEK OF INTEREST TO STUDENTS The 5th to the 10th of November will be Education week, but special stress will be made on the program of November 8. It behooves all present and future teachers to be alert to the magazine and newspaper articles, radio programs and speeches during that week defending their profession. Education has been challenged. Expenditures have been reduced to a minimum at a time when the school attendance has increased 20 per cent. Now the defenders of education strike back with the largest pub- licity program ever given in defense of education. Teachers should be highly interested in this program, for it includes the first report on adult education, an almost entirely new experiment in the field. Churches, service clubs, community clubs, and all sorts of organizations have re- quested material with which to make the program widespread. The N. E. A., the United States Office of Education, and the American Legion are sponsors for this wide-spread effort. YOUTH SPEAKS On September 15, at New York, thirty editors of college newspapers met and formed the A. C. E., Association of College Editors. Briefly summarized, their purpose is to shape college attitudes and opinions. Under this main purpose comes the idea of stimulating inter- est in current events classes in all American and Canadian colleges, with a newspaper as the textbook. The A. C. E. announces its desire to enlist all college men and women in launching a new interest in the promotion of international under- standing, effioient, honest, intelligent government, and a higher standard of living. The first big task of the A. C. E. will be a nation-wide peace-poll among all the colleges, the second week in January. The president of the A. C. E. said, \The college press can arouse, express, and in some measure direct the ideas of youth.\ May we wish this organization God-speed in its attempt to regiment youth against hatreds too old for this civilization. Watch for radio programs on Education on November 5-10, especially November 8. CONSERVE OUR FORESTS For many summers, especially during the last four dry periods, the plea to conserve our forests has gone out to vacationists and pleasure seekers who spend their vacations in the forest reserves. This favor was more forcefully demanded of people this year, for the forests were very dry, having only one month of moisture during the entire summer season. Strict rules were enforced and heavy fines were imposed on violators of the regulations. In Glacier Park crews of C. C. C. boys combed the forests, taking out all underbrush which is tinder for fires, and making the forests safer against fire hazards. As a result of these measures there were fewer disastrous fires. Although the majority of people heeded the fire regu- lations, there were some who were careless, and considerable damage was done in western Montana and Idaho. C. C. C. corps all over the nation's forest reserves carried out the reforestration program of cleaning devastated areas and planting new trees. It will take many years for this new growth to mature, but in the meantime we can do our part as a good citizen to help prevent new forest fires. Let us regard these rules and abide by them, thus helping our nation to conserve her natural resources. Vacations of Faculty Show Varied Interest Mr. Ridgely went fishing in Yel- lowstone Park during his vacation. Aside from fishing, most of his time was spent in shoveling snow near the west gate of the Park. Mr. and Mrs. Manion visited with friends near Great Falls for two weeks and later went by car to his home in Indiana. Mr. Stuber, deciding to see Mon- tana first, spent his vacation visit- ing some of the interesting places in our state. He went through the State Prison at Deer Lodge, the Insane Asylum at Warm, Springs, and the Girls' Industrial School at Helena. He apparently made a suc- cessful get-away from all these in- stitutions. He also went to Flat- head Lake and visited in Missoula and Great Falls. Mr. Hawkes was in Colorado dur- ing his vacation. Miss Pauline Rich spent her sum- mer vacation along the Atlantic coast. During her trip she visited the World's Fair, Niagaar Falls, Plymouth Rock, and Cape Cod. She spent part of her vacation with her mother at Barrie, Mass. Miss Stevenson was in Chicago during her vacation. She can think of nothing that she missed at the World's Fair. During their summer vacation, Dr. and Mrs. H. C. Hines were hosts to Judge and Mrs. F. E. Hines of Indiana. Also with the Hines' this summer were Dr. and Mrs. Jessup of New York City. Dr. Jessup is president of the Carnegie Foundation for Advance- ment of Teaching. The visitors en- joyed several fishing trips during their stay here. Miss Meek spent one week at Aberdeen, South Dakota. The rest of her vacation was spent in Mon- tana, the most enjoyable part of it at her new cabin on the Cooke City road. With guests from Aberdeen, Miss Meek \moved into\ her new quarters the last week in August. As the location is up the mountain side from the Riche' road, she can say, like Mae West, \Come up and see me some time.\ Prexy Travels Far Visits Many Places Dr. McMullen left on his vaca- tion Saturday, August 11, the day after Commencement. He went across one corner of the Yellow- stone Park, through southern Idaho and by way of Wells and Reno, Nevada, to Sacramento and San Francisco. On his return trip he visited the Northern Arizona Teach- er's College at Flagstaff, of which he was president for five years, and Lees Ferry, a place he helped lo- cate ten years ago. During his trip he went through five National Parks, and travelled 4,100 miles in ten days. He came home by way of the Park and the Cooke City road. \U\ WOMEN IN BILLINGS FOR STATE CONFERENCE Miss Mary Meek as state presi- dent, and Miss Pauline Rich as state secretary, gave representation of E. M. N. S. at the fourth biennial conference of the Montana Divi- sion, American Association of Uni- versity Women, which was held in Billings, October 11-13. Both have served for two years, having been chosen at the confer- ence held in Great Falls in 1932. Miss Meek was appointed by Mrs. Flahaven, the new president, as state fellowship chairman for 1934- 36, a position which she held for the biennium preceding her election as state president. Professor N. C. Abbott, of the E. M. N. S., addressed the delegates on \Some Pioneer Women of Mon- tana,\ in which he emphasized what the women have contributed to the history of the state. Professor Melville Sayre of the School of Mines at Butte gave a very stirring talk on \Educating for Peace.\ The chief purpose of the associa- tion is to raise standards in educa- tion, carry on research in educa- tional fields, promote study for pre- school and parent education and maintain fellowships for gifted women. Dewey Visits Poet Miss Dewey had leave of absence for the summer quarter in order to attend Northwestern University. She spent one day as a guest at the home of the poet, Lew Sarett, near Ravinia Park. Secretaries to Have Needed Equipment There is to be some new equip- ment installed at our normal school. It is to be in the form of a greased pole running from the windows of the office on the third floor to the sidewalk. This will be for the con- venience of Zelah Hurley, secretary to Dr. McMullen, and Dorothy Le- Claire, secretary to Mr. Stuber, in order that they may reach their cars before the cops can hang a ticket on them for over parking. It is rumored that the secretaries turn their watches back frequently so they won't have to move their car. Evidently this bit of strategy doesn't work, as one of the young ladies was a guest at the police station last week. The money for the greased pole will be raised by popular subscrip- tion. If you contribute be sure to get a receipt as they might spend the money for fines. Dr. and Mrs. McMullen had as their guests on the evening of the Bobcat - Wyoming football game President A. G. Crane of the Uni- versity of Wyoming and Dr. Alfred Atkinson, president of the State College at Bozeman. Barden Teaches At Forsyth Miss Barden, formerly a teacher in the music department of the Eastern Montana Normal School, is music supervisor in the Forsyth public schools. She spent the sum- mer at her home in New York City.

The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.), 23 Oct. 1934, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.