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THE RIMROCK ECHO — EafIern Montana Normal School — VO I – 6 BILLINGS, MONTANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1935 NO. 4 YELLOWJACKETS SPEND NEXT WEEK ON TOUR School Celebrates Prexy's Birthday With Surprise Program Wednesday FACULTY IN CHARGE; MEET DILLON FEB. 9; Ballet Russe Plays Before Capacity House FRESHMEN MANAGE OVERTIME PLAY IN LUNCHEON SENIOR PICTURES DUE TROUPE IS WORLD FAMOUS MINES GAME The school luncheon held Wednes- day, January 30, in the gym was a surprise program in honor of Dr. McMullen's 60th birthday, which was Monday, January 28. Many presents were showered on Prexy during the program. The serving of the luncheon was in the hands of the first year class with the following chairmen of stu- dent committees: Setting up of tables, Mr. Bjorgum and Men's Class in Physical Education; kitch- en, Ed. Wright and Charles Per- kins; Serving, Lois Sharp; Clean- up, A-2 division. The menu was mock chicken legs, baked potatoes, beets, fruit salad, graham rolls, ice cream bars and coffee. Faculty In Charge of Program A faculty committee provided the program. The members were: Mr. Hawkes, chairman, Miss Dewey, Mr. Ridgely, and Miss Roberts. The Glee Club sang \You're Just As Sweet\ for Dr. McMullen. The large three-tier birthday cake with 60 burning candles was brought in and placed on the table before Dr. McMullen, while everybody sang \Happy Birthday.\ Miss •Nourse played \Believe Me About Those Deceiving Young Charms,\ while Shirley Easton tap danced. Gifts Presented Irene Pierce and Loretta Wad- dell, acting as special messengers, delivered the gifts. First, a large, neatly wrapped package was pre- sented which contained an appetiz- ing dog bone. This was followed by a dog house and a dog collar, \A good garter,\ exclaimed Dr. Mc- Mullen. Every ditty on the pack- ages ended with, \If you only had a dog,\ thus preparing the way for the next gift, a miniature black and white poodle, which the donor as- serted had \passed the Seashore Music Test and was guaranteed not to kill chickens.\ A group birthday card in the form of a huge scroll was next brought in and some of the rhymes on the scroll was read. The scroll was the student memorial to Dr. McMullen. Every student in school wrote a greeting and affixed his signature. Many cartoon and pen- cil sketches decorated the docu- ment. A complacent, dignified white hen in a coop, with the \setting horo- scope\ was introduced by Marie Antoinette. A nest egg, an adding machine for counting the increase and a bank to keep the profits in, followed in quick succession. A bus to solve all transportation problems to the new building, a log training (Continued on Page 4) Senior pictures for the annual are due February 15, and it is urged that students get these taken without delay. Samples of work and price lists from Baumgartner, Petek, the 20th Century, and Tippet are posted on the bulletin board. Glossy cuts are necessary for the annual. These are furnished free when you get even as few as six. If, however, you do not wish to pur- chase pictures the one cut for the annual will cost $1.00. Get Blanks for Data Facts about the home town and the school activities of each stu- dent are put in the annual with each picture. If you have not filled out one of these factual blanks se- cure one in the library or from Miss Meek, and do so at once. Johnson Chosen Editor At a recent meeting of the annual staff Paul Johnson was elected ed- itor-in-chief to replace Olive Lind- land, who has dropped school this quarter. In case Miss Lindland should return next quarter she will be made co-editor. Florence Boyd was chosen to succeed Nancy Smith, circulation manager, who has also left school. Representatives to the staff are as follows: Mary Vaughan, Orches- tra; La Verne Babcock, Women's Athletics; Andrew Hof meister, Men's Athletics; Harriet McAllis- ter, Katoya Players; Arvilla Ter- rell, Glee Club; Irene Gille, Sketch Club; Viola Barker, Senior Class; Omvald Arestad, Freshman Class; Inez Waddell, Student Council. The format of the book has been decided upon, and the art staff is at work. +- It's a little harder to tell whether Mussolini wants peace in Africa, or a piece of Africa.—Louisville Times. The students of E. M. N. S. had an opportunity to see the world famous Monte Carlo Ballet Russe, which was exhibited at the Bab- cock theatre Tuesday night before about 1200 spectators, 200 of whom came from Butte, Great Falls, Hel- ena, and Bozeman. Though stand- ing room was sold, about 500 were unable to secure admission. Three Ballets Given The program was divided into \Les Syphides,\ a romantic rev- erie; \The School of Ballet,\ a com- edy; and \The Beautiful Danube,\ a character ballet. The second ballet, comic in na- ture, which supplied excellent con- trast to the beauty of the first and last numbers, was very popular. The solo dancing of the exquisite Tatiana Raibouchinska and that of Tamara Toumanova, and Irina Bar- onova with Jasinsky, the only man in the act, in \Les Sylphides,\ was greatly enhanced by the lovely Chopin music which formed the background. In the \Beautiful Danube,\ the ballet master, Leonide Massine, re- ceived special applause, in his role of the hussar lover of the street dancer. Tatiana again appeared as a solo dancer in this scene. The ballerina, Irina, is a world famous toe dancer, being able to make 32 twirls on one toe. She is barely 19 years of age. Cast Numbers Ninety The company of 90 people came in a special train with five cars of scenery and costumes. There are about 60 dancers, a little more than half being young girls ranging in age from 15 to 20. The company showed at Spokane Monday night and appeared in Fargo, North Dakota on Wednes- day night. The next four weeks will be busy weeks for the Normal Yellowjack- ets. Beginning Saturday, February 9, the Yellow jackets will begin on a strenuous schedule. Saturday eve- ning they meet the Dillon Bulldogs at the Billings High School gym. The following morning Coach Os- car Bjorgum, Vic Swanson, Bill Chase, Val Matross, Dean Forney, Clyde Carrington, Bob Zepp, Curtis Hughes, Virgil Dowell, Hilton Ut- terback, Carl Johnson, and Student Manager, Andy Hofmeister began their tour of the state. They are scheduled to meet North- ern Montana College at Havre, Mon- day, February 11; Intermountain at Helena, Wednesday, February 13; State School of Mines at Butte, Thursday, February 14; and Mon- tana Normal at Dillon, Friday, Feb- ruary 15. On Monday, February 18, the Yel- lowjackets meet Havre at Billings, Saturday, February 23, Intermoun- tain plays their return game here. The final conference game will be played March 2, when the Jackets meet Billings on the Poly's home floor. With the fight and improvement shown by the Jellowjackets in their last game, the Yellowjacket squad chould give a good account of them- selves in the remaining games. E. M. N. S. vs. Mines It took two overtime periods for the Orediggers to retain their lead- ership in the small college confer- ence when they met the Yellow- jackets at the Poly gym, Friday, February 1. It was the first real upset of the season in the state col- lege conference. The Jackets were supposed to be easily drubbed by the league leaders, but they stayed on even terms during the first half and held the lead most of the sec- ond half. In the last five minutes the Miners drew ahead with a 4- point lead, but with only 40 seconds left the Jackets overhauled the Min- ers and sent the game into an over- time period with a tie-up at 29 all. Both teams tallied 5 points in the overtime period and at the end the score was still tied up at 34. In the following overtime period the Ore- diggers eased out in front to win the hotly contested game 39 to 35. Hammond and Powers stood out for the Orediggers, while Forney, Swanson and Carrington did yeo- men duty for E. M. N. S. First Game With Poly In a dull, listless game on the high school floor Saturday, January 12, the -Normal Yellowjaokets were easily defeated by the green-clad Crusaders from the Poly. It was a case of experience being the mas- (Continued on Page 4) Students! Hand in Snaps for Annual To each student by far the most valuable part of the annual is the pictures it contains. Actual snapshots and photographs give a fresher glimpse and a more lasting impression than any number of pictures that words might draw. Often times it is difficult to associate a name with the correct person but a glimpse in the annual and correct association of name and face is immediate. Though styles and fashions may change so much as to make pictures of a few years seem ridiculously funny, there is a glamour about them that never fades. This year let us make our annual the very best ever by cocking our picture-conscious eye for snapshots. Unofficial poses of the faculty, ridiculous shots of our friends and fellow students as well as comical pictures of ourselves will be preserved in the annual. These happy scenes will mean much to us when far away from our Alma Mater. The staff cannot furnish the pictures. It is up to YOU and YOU and YOU. Dig out your old ones, take new ones and still more new ones! This is YOUR annual. Don't wait until after the Rimrock is out and then complain. Today is your opportunity to bring in your favorites. Hand any pictures to Irene Pierce, Student Life Editor, or to any member of the staff.