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THE RIMROCK ECHO Published by EASTERN MONTANA STATE NORMAL SCHOOL at Billings, Montana Editor Rex Welton Student News Marjorie Crutcher Reporters—Wayne Babcock, Clifford Burnett, Eleanor Kennedy, Jimmie Minnie, Frances Ellen Wagner. Faculty Adviser Mary J. Meek EDITORIALS 49 4\1 LEARN TO BE CHARMING The charm of fine manners is an asset far greater than wealth or beauty. It wins and holds friends. It opens the door to opportunity. Charm attracts; lack of charm repels. A young woman does not make a pleasing impression in daily contacts with other people if she does not know the rudiments of politeness or if she uses incorrect grammar and mispro- nounces words. If she commits certain other offenses that annoy those with whom she associates, people will heartlessly criticize her; yet the offender usually goes through life in blissful ignorance of her errors. Must we young women, students of the E. M. S. N. S., face the future ignorant of our errors and unprepared to meet the demands which will be made upon us socially? The answer is no! We are to have with us on the evenings of February 7, 8, 9, Miss Margery Wilson, a very noted exponent of charm. Her lectures will undoubtedly clarify many disturbing problems for which we have had no solutions. Student tickets are being sold at the Book Store at a price which everyone can afford. Girls! This is your opportunity! You should not, you cannot miss it! LOSE-RIGHT \Fairness and generosity in sports and games\ is the definition Web- ster gives of sportsmanship. Fine sportsmanship, the greatest benefit to be gained from the playing of games, is a quality of character most neces- sary in the greatest game of all, that of living. The big game between Win-Sly and Lose-Right is over, and the umpire's decision has been rendered. Players and spectators leave, carry- ing with them the knowledge of winning or losing a game. Win-Sly has won, yet lost, for if their team has violated the letter of the law or the spirit of sportsmanship, they carry with them a sham banner, whose sight will bring up ugly memories long after the game and its players have been forgotten. Lose-Right has lost, but won far more than the vanishing glory of immediate victory, for the team possesses the satisfaction of hav- ing played the game right; they have learned to lose with a smile. When they enter the line-up of the Great Game, they will take Life's hard knocks with a resilient courage and a rebounding spirit. We may not be winning the basketball games, but we are keeping ever before our eyes the high ideals of sportsmanship. HURRY! HURRY! HURRY! Get a film in your kodak and get some shots—candid or otherwise—of your friends. Maybe they walk in their sleep or something. At any rate let's get busy. Hand the negatives to M. Crutcher. She carries a waste- basket for such stuff. Page Two THE RIMROCK ECHO Friday, February 3, 1939 Asks Increased Funds From Sub=Committee Dr. McMullen attended a meeting of the appropriation sub-committee of the house of representatives in Helena, January 13 and 14. He asked for an increase in the amount of money to be appropriated to E.M.S.N.S. When asked to justify this, he gave five reasons. First, was the further landscaping of our cam- pus. Next on the list was the item of salaries, which he wants restored to the 1929 level. At that time, the salaries were cut 15% but have since been restored about 5%. His next request was for a bigger li- brary. He explained that the stand- ard is 15,000 books and our library now has about 10,000 books. He then stated that we need more science equipment. The tables now in use in the laboratory are part of the old library equipment. Lastly, he expressed a desire for an enriched curriculum. This would mean more instructors, including an assistant to Mr. Hoheisel, a home economics instructor, and a modern language instructor. We Need Democracy There were present at the election of the second year class officers only 37 members of an approximate total of 135. Thus it was entirely possible for 19 members to control the election for the entire class. It was indeed a slight mistake to call a meeting at a time when classes were in session and many were un- able to attend. Another little item. Mr. Hoheisel; class sponsor, knew absolutely nothing of the meeting until five minutes before it was adjourned. MISS BARDEN IS MARRIED Miss Mary Barden, formerly an instructor of music in the E.M.S.N.S., was married to John Mullen , on Monday evening, January 10, in the Congregational church. After the wedding, a dinner in their honor was given by Mrs. Lon Cable and Mrs. Arthur Hoefert at the Hoefert home on the Rimrock road. Mrs. Mullen is a teacher of pipe organ and is the organist at the Congre- gational church. Mr. Mullen is as- sistant geologist with the Northern Pacific railway. Talks to Laurel Club; Meets With Alumnae Appearing at the fortnightly meet- ing of the Junior Woman's Club of Laurel on Monday, January 2, Miss Meek of the English department gave an illustrated travel talk on her tour through Holland, Germany, Italy and parts of Czechoslovakia Preceding the meeting, Miss Me- linda Starboard entertained at her apartment as a compliment to Miss Meek. Guests were former students of the Eastern Montana State Normal School. In addition to the hostess, Miss Starboard, who was graduated from E.M.S.N.S. in 1935, those pres- ent were Miss Carrie Alice Sander- son, '32; Miss Gertrude Zepp, '34; all of whom are members of the Laurel grade school faculty; Mrs. Philip Marsh, formerly Inez Wad- dell, '35; Mrs. Donald Hoppel, form- erly Marybell Williams, '34. Other guests were Miss Olive Lindland, a student in 1933-34, who is now em- ployed as secretary in Dr. T. R. Vye's clinic at Laurel, and Miss Mary Klepich, nurse at the clinic. Other E.M.S.N.S. graduates who are teaching in the Laurel schools are Marion Kucera, '34, Madeline Mashino, '33, Leon Foote, Jr.,. '30, Clara Calone, '33, Elizabeth Cooke, '29, Ambernette Klampe, '32, and Nellie Jensen, '31. Members of the student body and faculty join in ex- tending sincere sympathy to Dick Zahniser, because of the death of his father on Jan- uary 13. Ten Billings Students, 18 Others On Honor Roll Twenty-eight students, ten of whom reside in Billings, were listed on the fall quarter honor roll as announced by Harry N. Stuber, reg- istrar. Anne Oser, sophomore, led with an average of 2.69 grade points, followed by Vera Roesler of Stan- ford, whose average was 2.64. Other students whose quarter av- erages entitled them to honor roll standing were Peggy Jean Bent, Helen Essington, Esther Ferns, Viv- ian Hall, Doris Hogan, Mildred Hunter, Maxine Ruppel, Beulah Satterthwait and Rex Welton, all of Billings; Vivian Ashbaugh of Sac City, Iowa, Erna Berndt of Shepherd, Marcia Beyer of Whitetail, Lois Crandall of Myers, Lillian Eldridge of Camas, John Hershberger of Ro- berts, Mabel Holley of Lodge Grass, Myrtle McCammon of Huntley, Ila Mae Mattson of Fishtail, Ruth R. Miller of Terry, Doorthy Neal of Livingston, Emery Ostby of Froid, Kathryn Peterson of Absarokee, Nellie Reukauf of Terry, William Swartz of Pryor and Angeline Vol- kov of Olive. An extension course in curriculum instruction for the purpose of ana- lyzing the curriculum of the first three grades is being offered to the public school teachers of Billings by Mr. Dean. Enrollment has begun and classes are scheduled to start soon. Many a married couple is like a team of horses — separated by a tongue. Debate Work Started Twelve students have signified their intentions of working on de- bate which is being taught this quarter by Dr. V. C. Cooper of the social science department and Miss Martha Dewey of the English de- partment. The question to be debated this year is Resolved: \That the United States does not use public funds (including credit) to stimulate bus- iness.\ Dr. Cooper is in charge of the bibliography and Miss Dewey will give instruction in platform technique. Although no extra credit is being given for debate, Dr. Cooper is allowing the reading to apply on the extra-credit reading of his econom- ics course. Enrollment Increases; 314 Registered to Date Winter quarter enrollment figures show an increase over those of a year ago, according to reports from H. N. Stuber's offices. There are 22 new students this quarter as compared with 15 at this time a year ago. Eleven former stu- dents returned to school, whereas there were nine in 1938. Thirty-five fall quarter students did not return and 29 did not return for the winter quarter last year. There was a total of 249 students a year ago with 271 now. There was an aggregate total of 285 students in school last year as compared to 314 so far this year. Miss Stevenson will sing several songs by women composers at the monthly meeting of the American Association of University Women, February 11. The program is built about the recent achievements of women, and Miss Stevenson's songs will demonstrate their work in music. She will also sing at a patriotic tea to be given at the home of Mrs. Yates on Park Hill road on the aft- ernoon of February 10. Miss Roberts spent the Christmas vacation with her family in Indian- apolis, Indiana. Enroute to Billings, she visited friends and relatives in South Bend, Indiana, and in Chicago. f Dr. Cooper Addresses Roosevelt P. T. A. Whether the present day conflict between parents and children is in- herent or arises from social condi- tions was the problem discussed by Dr. Vernom C. Cooper of the social science department in a talk given before the Roosevelt P. T. A. at their meeting held at the school on January 19. Dr. Cooper pointed out that lei- sure activities of young people are mainly coyered by four things: read- ing; athletics and sports; outings; industrial and artistic hobbies. On this basis, the community should act to increase leisure time opportuni- ties for young people. SENIORS! Slick your hair down, senior boys and girls, and hasten down to your favorite photographer and smile at the birdie. February 11 will be too late.