The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.) 1930-1943, February 03, 1939, Image 1
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THE RIMROCK ECHO Eastern Montana State Normal School VOL. X. BILLINGS, MONTANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1939 NO. 3 'Jackets Crash Victory Column Down Carroll 56=38; First League Win Eastern Montana State Normal School's Yellowjackets polished off Carroll college of Helena, 56-38 last night for their first Montana Col- legiate conference win since they turned the trick against the same team in Helena, February 12, 1937. Their last victory on the home floor was February 3, 1937. After missing many scoring chances in the first half the 'Jackets came back on the floor leading 20-17 and rushed the Garner-coached team off its feet to coast to a win. With less than a minute gone in the second half the E.M.S.N.S. five had run the score to 25-17. From then on it was easy going for the victory-bound Yellowjackets. With but five min- utes gone the score stood 33-19. With eight minutes of playing time left Coach Bjorgum sent a complete new lineup into the game and they continued the scoring march. Every man in a normal school suit was a ball hawk, intercepting Car- roll passes before they had a chance to get started. Emery Ostby was very effective in the 'Jackets back court, spoiling many Carroll charges. Captain Wayne Babcock led his team in scoring with 16 points. Stark was next with 12, eight of which came in the last half. Minnie and Mason trailed the leaders with eight apiece. Seiffert was the big gun of the Carroll attack with 10 points. Brown and Harrell followed with nine and eight. (Continued on Page 4) 'Jackets Lose Three Games On Trip E.M.S.N.S. Yellowjackets ran their conference losses to seven straight on a three-game road trip to the western part of the state, January 26, 27 and 28. The first game, played in Dillon, saw the Montana State Normal col- lege come from behind in the final minutes of play to down the 'Jackets 37-36. The half-time intermission saw the Eastern Normal trail 20-18, and when they came back on the floor they took a lead which they held until the last five minutes of the game, when Dillon's last seven points were scored via the free throw route. Weiger, Dillon center, led all scor- ers with 13 points and Fiske led E.M.S.N.S. scoring with 10. There were 21 fouls called on the 'Jackets and 11 on Montana Normal. Lose Two Games to Mines The next night saw the Yellow- jackets go down before the Montana School of Mines, 50-35. The score at the half was 23-21 with the Mines (Continued on Page 4) Results of the all-school election for the Rimrock annual have been announced by the student council. Rex Welton of Billings was named editor-in-chief; Marjorie Crutcher of Laurel, student life editor; Clyde Davis of Billings, business manager; Maxine Ruppel of Billings, art ed- itor and Gib Johnson of Huntley Project, circulation manager. Assistants named to each depart- ment are Mildred Hunter, assistant editor; Eleanor Kennedy of Billings, Nancy Fitzgerald of Hilger and Dick Zahniser of Billings as student life assistants; Helen Hagerman, Billings, art assistant; Anne Oser of Billings and Vivian Hall, Billings, business assistants and Lloyd Markell of Red- tone, assistant circulation manager. The resumption of the publication of the Rimrock annual was discussed by the social committee last quarter, after the results of the questionnaire indicated a majority of the student body as in favor of the project and E.M.S.N.S. Chosen For State Tourney According to bulletins published by the Montana High School asso- ciation, the state championship bas- ketball tournament will be played in the E.M.S.N.S. gymnasium, March 16, 17 and 18. The tourney will bring together the class A and class B champions from the divisional tournaments to be played at Livingston and Great Falls early in March. The four teams meet in a round-robin play-off to determine three state champions, the class A, the class B and the all-state title holder. Details as to tournament manage- ment are not clear here at the pres- ent time. Charm Expert to Lecture On Wednesday, Thursday and Fri- day of next week at 8 o'clock, Mar- jery Wilson, leading exponent on charm and culture, will lecture in our auditorium. These lectures are to be sponsored by the Y.W.C.A. of Billings. Miss Wilson will probably give many pointers of etiquette, proper dress, posture, the right kind of clothes for the right kind of occa- sion. She has not definitely stated just what her lectures will include, but those we can expect. Miss Wilson is the author of three \best seller\ books on charm and the most popular lecturer and teach- er in the field. She is to receive $1000 for her three lectures here. Her gross income last year was re- puted to be a million dollars from book sales, lectures and lessons. Miss Stevenson has been called to Dillon by the death of her uncle, S. S. Patterson. She left on the night train Monday, to attend the funeral which will be held in Dillon. will to work on some phase of the activity. From these questionnaires a com- mittee appointed by the student council and aided by the faculty advisers made up a ballot with two or more students as candidates for each position. First year students were given an opportunity to vote in their English and conference classes, and large second year classes meet- ing at the third period voted at that time. Others voted at the book store. In all, 204 votes were cast, a very fair expression of opinion. The staff, which has held three meetings so far, reports that a very informal annual is being planned for. Informality as to group pictures is to be the keynote of this year's annual. Dr. McMullen is acting as faculty chairman in charge of the yearbook; Miss Mary J. Meek has direction of literary composition; Mr. Manion has supervision of the art work, and Mr. Stuber is adviser for the business department. Nickelodeon Attracts Students to Basement The installation in the basement of the school of a nickelodeon from Dean's Music House for the purpose of furnishing the music for the rec- reation hour on January 5 brought such approval of the student body that it ahs been retained for use at any time. The busiest nickels are now nick- elodeon nickels. Students formerly spending their nickels for candy are now spending them for the popular music of the nickelodeon. Between classes, at vacant periods, after school, and on Saturdays the music of the nickelodeon pours forth for the jitterbugs of the school. There has been an average of nearly 110 pieces played a week. Students come and go, enjoying a few minutes of dancing and gettin 4- g acquainted. All School Dance In Gym Tonight Second year class members will sponsor the first all-school dance of the winter quarter in the gymna- sium tonight at 9 o'clock. Music for the three hours of danc- ing will be furnished by Don Nave's orchestra. The program will also in- clude a vocal solo by Gerry Nelson, and a trumpet solo by Bill Kennedy, accompanied on the piano by El- eanor Kennedy. The dance committee is headed by the second year class president, Mar- ion Ostby, and includes Anne Oser for orchestra and Frances Wagner for program. NOTICE! 'Course if you don't want to get your picture in the Annual, just don't get one taken 'til after February 10. Will Celebrate State Birthday February 13 Marks 50th Anniversary Washington's birthday, February 22, will be the occasion for a very special celebration in this school, as it marks the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Enabling Act, which permitted the then territory of Montana to become the forty-first state in order of admission to the Union. This document was signed by President Cleveland on February 22, 1889. In observance of this fact, Pro- fessor N. C. Abbott is sponsoring a program to be given in the audi- torium on the evening of the twenty- second. Dean J. M. Hamilton of Montana State University at Missoula is to be the principal speaker. In view of the fact that he has been in the state a long time and has lived through so many of the events vital to Montana's life and progress, Dean Hamilton is well fitted to take over the job. The \Little Symphony Orchestra,\ composed of musicians in Billings and the surrounding districts, under the direction of C. V. Ridgely, will present one or two numbers. Like- wise, a group of songs will be sung by an octette recently organized by Miss Ruth Nourse. Students Will Present Tableaux Also on the program is a series of tableaux depicting scenes from early Montana history. The student com- mittee for arranging these tableaux is: Wayne Marcus, Chloe Jones, Es- ther Ferns, Zola Warthen, Lois Cran- dall, Cliff Burnett, Mildred Oswald and Grace Atkinson. Miss Martha Dewey is to act as dramatic con- sultant and Mr. Abbott as the his- torical adviser. There are similar celebrations scheduled to occur throughout the state on this date and others of historical importance. Other dates to be observed this year are the seventy-fifth anniver- saries of the setting up of the Mon- tana territory, May 26, 1864, and the convening of the first territorial leg- islature on December 12, 1864; the fiftieth anniversaries of the assem- bling of the constitutional conven- tion on April 15, 1889, the referendum vote on October 1, 1889, and the proclamation of President Harrison that Montana had become a state on November 8, 1889. SPOOKS AND FRAUDS HERE Monday morning, February 13, the 9 o'clock period will be given over to Professor Tarman, who will re- veal the tricks of fraudulent medi- ums and demonstrate the methods used to take thousands of dollars yearly from the gullible public. The subject of Professor Tarman's talk will be \Spooks and Frauds!\ Students Elect Rimrock Staff