The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.) 1930-1943, October 23, 1934, Image 3

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THE RIMROCK ECHO 3 IPresident's Corner I do not want to sound like a copybook, especially since most of the old maxims have been chal- lenged and thrown out during the last few years. But it does seem to me that the hard times that we are passing through are certain of doing our young people some good, and they are developing traits that were not developed during our pe- riod of opulence. I refer, of course, to courage, thrift, sobriety, industry and judgment. It has been my privilege to act as chairman of the faculty committee on employment under the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. The entire committee has been struck by the courage and by the fairness of those applying for work under this plan. It takes fortitude as well as physical strength to carry a full program of college work and at the same time to earn a living. We are fortunate in our institution in having the hearty sup- port of the Billings people, who pro- vide jobs for approximately one- third of our student body. With the government providing addition- al jobs of social value in the mak- ing of surveys, in increasing library facilities, in providing clerical help for all sorts of organizations, we are able to take care of all students who absolutely need part-time work. So far as I can see, our students are delivering the goods for which they are paid, and we see little evi- dence of the attitude shown in the cartoons and funny papers in re- gard to the Federal program. It is easy to be funny in a funny paper, but it is not so funny to try to be easy with an empty stomach. Glee Club Organizes Wednesday, October 10, the Glee Club was organized under the di- rection of Mr. Ridgely. This organ- ization meets at the Washington building every Wednesday and Fri- day at four and at seven o'clock respectively. The first meeting was merely for the purpose of indi- vidual try-outs for range, while the second meeting was a regular re- hearsal. To date 44 girls have reg- istered. During each year the Glee Club presents several numbers at the different school events, but perhaps the most outstanding of its func- tions is the \Glee Trip,\ which comes near the end of the spring quarter. For this only a picked group of about 24 are allowed to go. ACTIVITY TICKETS USEFUL Activity tickets have again proved useful. The students of Eastern Montana Normal School will be ad- mitted to any performance at the Fox theater with the presentation of 25 cents and their activity tick- ets. There were 176 students who took advantage of the chance to see the Bobcat-Wyoming football game Saturday night, October 13, by pre- senting activity tickets at the gate. Miss Roberts spent her vacation in Indiana, viewing Century of Progress en route. School Orchestra Has 24 Members Mr. Ridgely is very optimistic over the prospects for an excellent school orchestra, having already 24 students enrolled. E. M. N. S. has always had a good orchestra, but this year indications are that it will be better than ever. However there is still opportunity for more mem- bers; any one playing an instru- ment is urged to join. The group meets on Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Thus far the membership consists of: Violins, Inez Waddell, Zylpha Townsend, Omvall Arestad, June Knapp, Dorothy Marquette, Sam Panos, and Arvilla Terrell; cellos, Jeanne Barnes, Pauline Kleinhes- selink, and Gail Mariott; bass viol, Dr. (McMullen; flute, Mary Vaughn; saxophones, Irma Mae Daniels, Hilton Utterback, Evelyn Rogney, and Jane Maxon; clarin- ets, Harold Breil, Jean Carroll, Vic- tor Swanson and Curtis Hughes. Vance Bronson plays the drums and Vyra Heslep is the accompanist. FIRST ALL SCHOOL FEED SPONSORED BY KATOYAS With the Katoya Players in charge, the first all school luncheon was held Wednesday, October 17 in the gymnasium in the Administra- tion building. About 300 students were present. Dr. McMullen explained to the students the purpose of the lunch- eon meetings, and the organization of the school. He also led the group singing and urged the stu- dents to learn the school songs. The menu consisted of meat loaf, baked potatoes, carrots and peas, cabbage salad, honey, hot rolls, pumpkin pie, assorted fruit and cof- fee. The food was prepared at vari- ous places around town, and Mr. Shunk brewed the coffee in his class room. The serving and all other tasks were performed by stu- dent committees from the class in Dramatic Art. Student chairmen were Lois Reynolds of Miles City, who presided, Irene Pierce of Round- up, LaVern Babcock of Billings and Laurine Crosson of Fromberg. Fac- ulty members who acted as com- mittee advisers were Miss Meek, Miss Dewey, Mr. Abbott, Mr. Bjor- gum, Miss Stevenson and Mr. Stu- ber. Class Officers Elected Mr. N. C. Abbott, second year class adviser, called a meeting of all second year students on October 3rd for the purpose of electing officers. Clyde Carrington, Belfry, was elected president; Audrey Ed- monds, Billings, vice president; Vance Bronson, Townsend, secre- tary. Inez Waddell, Billings; Price Rig- by, Driggs, Idaho; Hilton Utter- back, Glendive; and Andrew Hof- meister, Ingomar, were elected members of the student council. Marie Hanson, a last year stu- dent, has gone with her parents to Nebraska. She may return to school next quarter. Children ought to be taught to make a living, even if their fathers can't. M.E.A. Local Formed The Student Local of the Mon- tana Education; Association was or- ganized October 11, with an enroll- ment of 43 second year students. The following officers were elect- ed; president, Inez Waddell; vice president, Arvilla Terrell; secre- tary, Lois Reynolds. Mr. Abbott told the group that Montana Education would publish every month items of interest con- cerning the activities of the E. M. N. S. Local. Audrey Edmonds, Edith McConnachie and Mary Gibbs were appointed to write items as a part of their work in Advanced Composition. This organization, which was started last year, is the only Stu- dent Local of the M. E. A. in the state. Mr. Abbott, the sponsor, told the group the value of belonging to this organization. All members will receive a copy of the M. E. A. Mag- azine, monthly, and will automatic- ally become members of the place- ment bureau at Helena, which will be of a great help to students want- ing positions next spring. Member- ship entitles one to attend the State M. E. A. convention, which is to be held in Billings, October 26th and 27th. On Friday, October 26, the Student Local will serve a luncheon for the alumni and former students who will be in attendance at the M. E. A. convention. At the luncheon meeting this issue of the Rimrock Echo will be distrib- uted and subscriptions for the year will be taken by Paul Johnson. BJORGUM APPOINTED HEAD OF LOCAL Y. M. C. A. Mr. Oscar Bjorgum was appoint- ed head of the local Y. M. C. A. in August, 1934. Mr. Bjorgum has been associated with the \Y\ for some time, assisting Mr. L. W. Upshaw, who resigned to become head of the Great Falls Y. M. C. A. The purpose of the Y. M. C. A. is to assist and work with the young men of the community, and these duties Mr. Bjorgum has assumed along with his teaching. He will be aided in the recreation work by second year men who are taking a course in coaching. FACULTY GREETS STUDENTS On •Friday, October 5, at 8:30 p. m., the faculty of Eastern Montana Normal School formed a reception line at the west door of the Com- mercial Club. About 200 students and faculty members were present. Dancing was the main feature of the evening with music furnished by a student orchestra. During the dancing punch was served. A special dance, for boys only, furnished great amusement. Sigurd Seldon and William Oliver captured first prize for plain steps, while Hilton Utterback and Sam Panos zig-zagged their way to the prize for fancy steps. The following program was pre- sented between dances: Dr. McIVItil- len, welcome speech; Miss Steven- son, vocal solo; Andy Hofmeister, vocal solo; Walter Gilbert, banjo and vocal solo; Miss Dewey, a hu- morous dialogue; Mary Vaughn, flute solo. The evening came to finish short- ly after 11 o'clock, as many stu- dents had Saturday morning classes. Faculty Group Direct School Social Functions The Social Committee of E. M. N. S. is composed of faculty members. The personnel of the group has been changed from time to time but its capable chairman, Dr. Hines, has held this position for the past five years. Other members of the committee include: Mr. Bjorgum, who has charge of arrangements and admissions; Miss Roberts, in charge of decorations; Miss Meek, in charge of invitations of guests and also the entertainment of visit- ors; Mr. Stuber, in charge of finan- cial arrangements. The above comprises the social committee proper. Two other mem- bers of the committee who serve under special circumstances are Mr. Dean and Mr. Abbott, who are sponsors of the first and second year classes respectively. In previous years the work of the committee was centered in occa- sional and especially important so- cial affairs, but as time has gone by the tendency has been to put on more frequent and less expensive programs. Students from year to year have been enthusiastic about social af- fairs provided by this committee, about the only objection being that social affairs were not frequent enough. During the present school year entertainments will be more frequent and more varied. In spite of the handicap of having no suit- able place in which to hold school functions, the committee is anxious to cooperate with students in plan- ning a social program which will be of interest to all. CouncilHolds Meeting The Student Council had its first meeting on October 17, in Dr. Mc- Mullen's office. The meeting was held for the purpose of electing officers for the coming year and for the transaction of other routine business. Officers elected were: president, Hilton Utterback of Glendive; vice president, Inez Waddell of Billings; secretary, Virginia Dennis of Miles City; student manager, Andrew Hofmeister of Ingomar. First Year Class Elects Philip Nelson of Worden was elected president of the first year class at a meeting held Wednesday, October 10, in the gymnasium. The meeting was called by Mr. Charles Dean, the class sponsor. Letha Mead of Huntley was elect- ed vice president; Dorothy Moline of Baker, secretary-treasurer. For student council members the class elected Sigurd Selden of Ba- ker; Virginia Dennis of Miles City; and William Chase of Big Timber. Juanita Davis, who is teaching junior high school at Poison, and Margaret Gustafson, who is teach- ing the same grades at Hardin, have already published school pa- pers. The Poison paper has four and the Hardin six mimeographed pages consisting of the school news, poems, editorials, and sketches con- tributed by the pupils of the sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

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