The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.) 1930-1943, January 23, 1936, Image 2
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2 THE RIMROCK ECHO Mr. Abbot attended a meeting of the Executive Council held in the Rainbow Hotel in Great Falls on Saturday, January 18. Some ar- rangements of the four sections of M. E. A. were made for October 29-31, 1936. The convention for the South- eastern District will be held in Bil- lings. Mr. Abbott is president of this district. The principal speaker at this convention will be President G. W. Frasier of Colorado State Teachers' College at Greeley. An- other outside speaker will be Dr. Eleanor C. Kemp, a specialist in character education, from the Uni- versity of California. Billings to be Host The Southeastern District will have present at the convention also either the All State Chorus or Band. Some of the sessions will prob- ably be held in the Eastern Mon- tana State Normal School building and some in the new high school building. 32 Make Honor Roll; Ann Helder Leads List Thirty-two students achieved high enough grades to give them a place on the fall quarter honor roll. To obtain a place on this honor roll, it is necessary to have 33 grade points; no one with grades of E or F can make the list. Ann Helder of Billings led the list, receiving 47 grade points from 18 credits. Margaret Reeb of Livingston was second with 45.5 grade points from 16.5 credits, while Kathryn Corwin of Martinsdale came third with 34 grade points from 13 credits. Honorable mention also went to Leota Baker, Joliet; Lucille Bird, Coalwood; Ruth Blanchard, Fair- view; Margaret Bruce, Rapelje; Harriet Cole, Denton; Marie Con- nolly, Ekalaka; Pauline Cross, Bil- lings; Ruth Elgas, Ballantine; Alice Enevoldsen, Billings; Mildred Eph- land, Billings; Esther Epperson, Joliet; Dorothy Farris, Billings; Phillip Foss, Homestead; Agnes Hegeland, Pryor; Ruth Houser, St. Helena, Oregon; Alice James, Cas- cade; Jean Jimmerson, Suffolk; Ruth Kent, Willow Creek; Leah Klos, Roundup; Rosemary Maddox, Becket; Val Matross, Fairview; Letha Mead, Hysham; Dorothy Mo- line, Carlisle; Charles Perkins, Stanford; Lois Webster, Livings- ton; Irene Wekander, Froid; Robert Wilson, Melstone; Janet Young, Bearcreek, and Bob Zepp, Billings. IRELAND TO SPEAK AT \M. E. A. LOCAL At the last M. E. A. meeting held January 14, Ruth Thompson was elected representative to the an- nual. The M. E. A. members will have charge of a luncheon program, March 18. The special feature on the program will be a lecture from Miss Elizabeth Ireland, State Super- intendent of Schools. The M. E. A. president, Val Ma- tross, has appointed a committee to take care of all the arrangements for a program for the next meeting, February 11. This meeting is one of the most important of the year. All mem- bers should be present, for the spe- cial business is to elect delegates for the State Delegate Assembly to be held in Great Falls on March. 13-14. NEW EYE MACHINE HERE E. M. N. S. is keeping step with the latest developments in individ- ual guidance. The Mental Test, the English Placement Test, the Entrance and Classification Test and the Sea- shore Tests of Musical Talent have for the past several years been used in the guidance of E. M. N. S. students. Now comes the Keystone Oph- thalmolic Telebinocular, an eye testing device designed to test two- eyed vision. It is based on the principle of the stereoptican. Tests available for use on all levels from the pre-school age through college, definitely check up on both psycho- logical reading readiness. The education department stands ready to test any and all students. Anyone in need of this service should see Mr. Dean. PRE-CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON FEATURES MUSIC PROGRAM At the last luncheon of the fall quarter, Wednesday, December 18, the Glee Club and the Orchestra furnished a very fine program which was held in the auditorium immedi- ately following the luncheon. Vocal Solo—Letha Mead Less than the Dust Finden Lullaby Brahms Flute Solo—Arvilla Terrell Andalouse Pesard Saxophone Solo—Virginia Butler I'm Longin' Fo' You Hathaway Orchestra— Sweet Dreams Tschaikowsky Longing Schubert Moment Musical Schubert Glee Club— Christmas Bells Liddell Twilight Abt No Candle Lehman Wondrous Night Hamblen Rimrock Staff Chosen At the close of the luncheon proper, Bob Pepper, president of the Student Council, read the names of the students nominated by the council as candidates for election to office on the Rimrock Annual staff. The ballots were collected, and late in the afternoon the re- sults were announced as follows: Kathryn Corwin, editor-in-chief; Hazel Lavell, associate editor; Loretta Waddell, student life ed- itor; Ann Helder, art editor; Ruth Blanchard, assistant art editor; Omvall Arestad, business manager; Helen McKee, assistant business manager; Marie Connolly, circula- tion manager. Faculty sponsors for the Rimrock Annual are Miss Meek, Miss Ro- berts and Mr. Stuber. CANTOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR BEST PEACE ESSAY Eddie Cantor has announced that he will offer a four-year scholar. ship and complete maintenance at any American institution of higher education to the person submitting the best letter of not more than 500 words on the subject: \How can America stay out of war?\ A fund of $5,000 has been set aside for this purpose. Four leading American educat- ors, each the president of a prom- inent educational institution are the judges: Robert Hutchins ,Univer- sity of Chicago; F. B. Robinson, College of City of New York; R. L. Wilbur, Stanford University; and H. N. McCracken, Vassar College. If the winner is unable to attend college he must designate another person to be the recipient of the award. The selection of the school and time of attendance are to be decided by the winner. Saturday, February 22 is the clos- ing date for the contest, and the winners will be announced by Can- tor on Sunday, April 15. All letters should be addressed to Eddie Can- tor, General Postoffice, Box 99, New York City. In order to facilitate the collec- tion of news concerning the first year class, the following students have been chosen to represent the Echo in various divisions: Leona Dixon, Marie Carter, Dorothy Far- ris and Kathryn Williams. THE RIMROCK ECHO Published by EASTERN MONTANA NORMAL SCHOOL AT BILLINGS, MONTANA Editorials. George Hovland, Eleanor Loomis, Bob Zepp Make-up—Margaret Hensley, Agnes Hodik, Dorothy Kottas, Hazel La- veil, La Vetta Staff—Lee Birdsall, Reino Hill, Carl Johnson, Roy Johnson, Sam Panos, Ann Patterson, Eva Seabed. Faculty Adviser Mary J. Meek EDITORIALS Asir. , 2 SPORTSMANSHIP AS A MEMBER OF THE TEAM SEES IT Having participated in the game with the Polytechnic, Saturday night, January 10, I feel as though I know what I'm talking about when I say that there's nothing that encourages a player more than to know that, win or lose, that section of the rooters which represents his own school, is behind him. On the other hand, nothing takes the heart out of a player more than to realize that his own school failed even to give the team a cheer. The other night when we started to take off our sweat outfits, the yell leaders called for a yell. Did we get the celebrated \Bronx cheer?\ Worse than that! We were greeted with complete silence! Instead of folding up, as the cheer section evidently thought we would, we fought harder because we were mad, and managed to pull through with a one- point victory. Well, the wise ones will say, \Maybe if we keep quiet again you'll emerge victorious with another one-point margin.\ All I can say in answer is, \If we can win a basketball game by one point when our supporters fail, at first, to cheer us, just try yelling once!\ Watch the bulletin board, which is easily accessible for all. You will be sure to find there something which concerns YOU. TAGGING THE PEDESTRIAN \Whee!\ sounded a policeman's whistle, and a motorcycle came to a stop beside a pedestrian on Lindberg Boulevard at the north end of Twenty-seventh Street. \Report to the judge in the morning, madam,\ said the official looking young cyclist, as he handed the startled E. M. N. S. student a tag. \But officer, of all the - - -, what is - - - ,\ fumed the girl. \Traffic rules and regulations. Pedestrians keep to the left,\ was the curt reply as the official looking person sped away on his motorcycle. Quite likely, there were indignant thoughts running through the mind of the young lady, such as this: \There isn't much traffic on the high- way. What difference does it make where I walk? I can always hear the automobiles approaching and also see them.\ Pedestrians on the highway should keep to the left. The reason for this traffic rule is that he, the pedestrian, will be facing the danger of the oncoming traffic and will cause no interference, whatsoever, with the traffic from behind if he is on the left hand side of the highway. If this rule is not observed, decisions must be made by both the driver of the automobile and the pedestrian. The driver wonders: \Will the pedestrian go to the right or left, or will he stay in the middle of the road?\ The pedestrian, usually much perturbed by the sudden blare of an automobile horn right behind him, jumps this way and that, trying to make a decision in his own mind. \Shall I go to the right or the left?\ Pedestrian, keep to the left, and you will be much safer. We Normal School students have an excellent opportunity to practice this safety rule each morning when we come to school along the high- way at the end of 27th, 28th, and 30th streets, where there is no sidewalk. As teachers we shall need to be constantly alert to the danger to our pupils if they walk on the right hand side of the highway. Surely we are expected to practice what we teach. Hence we should walk on the left. A psychologist now announces that the average human intelligence is that of a seventeen-year-old. In that case it knows everything and then some. Abbott Attends Meet of M.E.A. Committee