Tumbleweed (Helena, Mont.) 1975-1977, October 12, 1976, Image 1

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Homecoming - 1976 With the theme “ Nights on Broadway” , the Sophomore Class proudly presents the 1976 Carroll College Homecoming Oc­ tober 15-16. Preparations for this annual event began weeks ago, with the organization of the Sophomore Class headed by President Brian O’Halloran, the laying of plans for the class floats, and the nomination of Homecoming Queens and Kings^ The extravaganza will officially begin Friday evening with the crowning of the homecoming queen, the bonfire and the lighting of the C by the Senior Class. The queen and king candidates have been selected, the vote will be taken Thursday at dinner, but no one will know the lucky ones are until the envelope is opened. Carroll students will wake up bleary-eyed Saturday morning, anxious to finish their floats and get them to the parade on time, meaning the parade will start promptly at 11:00 a.m. The parade may be viewed either on Last Chance Gulch or Park Ave. Accompanying the different floats will be the Carroll Pep Band and possibly one or more of the high school bands. Following the parade, the Car- roll College Fighting Saints take on the Yellowjackets of Eastern Montana College of Billings. The gridiron battle will commence at 1:30 p.m. in a contest that promises to be one of the best games of the season. Halftime activities will include the presen­ tation of the Homecoming royal­ ty. The Carroll cheerleaders and pep band will lead in the off-the-field entertainment. Dean Roberts has asked that all viewers of the football game kindly leave all spiritus libations in the automobiles or at home. Saturday evening will find party goers dancing to the tunes of HIP POCKET, a brass band hailing from Seattle at the Eagles manor from ten until one. With a little help from the great weatherman in the sky, this homecoming should be one of he best. Enjoy the parade, the game and the dance, not to mention all the other activities that go hand in hand with Carroll’s homecom­ ing. Above all, let’s have a Carroll victory to send us through another great year. Carroll College Helena, Montana VOWMB a • NUt*\ eifk 'b Administrator Confused on School Policy??? (The following article was printed in the September issue of the Borrowed Times, a Missoula newspaper.) Leo Walchuk CAN’T NIBBLE THE HAND THAT FEEDS “ Carroll College, a small, pri­ vate school in Helena cannot afford to permit controvercial political issues on campus. On August 31, the school’s business manager denied a member of the New Montana Socialist Party permission to collect signatures on a petition calling for a referendum on the establishment of a statewide public power system. Carroll’s financial dé­ pendance on affiliates of the Montana Power Company (MPC) was the specific reason offered. College official Leo Walchuk pointed out to petitioner John Waite that the proposal directly opposes the MPC and the Chairman of the board, Jack Corette. In the past, Corette has been a major contributor to the college’s pre-med program. He is current­ ly directing a fund drive to raise $1 million for a new library at the school. According to Walchuk, the project depends entirely on Corette’s initiative and backing, and antagonizing him or his company could only jeopardize the school’s financial plans. Walchuk pointed out the Carroll avoids taking stands on any political or volatile issues and that this, therefore, was not a significant instance of discrimin­ ation on the administrations part. He suggested that to alienate contributors and scholarship don­ ors would only hurt students by increasing their financial bur­ dens.” (In response to complaints of the Faculty Senate over the denial of permission for the NMSP to collect signatures on campus and the printing of this article, Dr. Kerins has issued this state­ ment.) Regarding published story that the college refused permission to representatives of the Montana New Socialist Party to gather signatures on campus for a petition seeking a referendum on a statewide public power system. “ The report published was, unfortunately, an accurate des­ cription of comments made. However, it does not at all reflect the position of Carroll College; on the contrary, it contradicts the college’s philosophy and policy. Carroll College does permit and encourage discussion of contro­ versial issues on campus. One important element of our policy is that, whatever opportunities are made available to any candidate, party or viewpoint must be made available to all candidates, parties or view ­ points. We are committed to freedom of inquiry and discus­ sion as an aspect of the academic freedom cherished in the college. Also regrettably, the report and the comments described in it imply that donors to and friends of the college attempt to limit freedom of discussion on the campus for the benefit of then- business interests. This is entire­ ly false. Neither the person or the company referred in the report, nor other corporate supporters of the college, have ever tried, directly or indirectly, to exert such influence on the institution. Suggesting that they do is most unfair. I have written to the Montana New Socialist Party inviting them to come back on campus and, in accordance with our standard procedures for any political efforts, solicit signa­ tures from those individuals who choose to sign the petition in question.”

Tumbleweed (Helena, Mont.), 12 Oct. 1976, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/Tumbleweed/1976-10-12/ed-1/seq-1/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.