Tumbleweed (Helena, Mont.) 1975-1977, October 28, 1976, Image 6

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t e n a s » b & F t ; § S ' urv / ' i i a o i tC u / i i a - » * , 7N, THE TUMBLEWEED B i g - N a m e E n t e r t a i n m e n t a t : C a r r o l l ? Thus, it appears Carroll Colllege COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS, DRINKING, FAVORITE STUDENT PASTIMES College newspapers are the most widely-read medium of college students, according to a survey of 500 students on 22 campuses across the country. The survey was conducted by a Chicago-based advertising firm last spring. The survey found that 87 percent of the students polled had read their college newspaper within the last week. Playboy was the favorite month­ ly magazine, followed by reader’s digest and the national lampoon. The survey also delved into the drinking habits of college stu­ dents and found that drinking is still a very popular preoccupa­ tion of students. Of the students polled, 48 percent had purchased beer in the last month, 29 percent wine and 25 percent some type of hard liquor. More than half--57 percent said they had purchased some type of alcoholic beverage in a bar or restaurant within the same month. BLACKS EARN LESS LESS Blacks and women still bring home less on payday than their white male counterparts, but the gap is narrowing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. White workers earn $190 a week on the average, compared to $156 a week for blacks. Women earn 61 percent of the male wage, according to the Bureau, bring­ ing home an average weekly earning of $137 compared to $221 for men. While women still earn the same percentage of the male wage they earned in 1967, blacks are now paid around 80 percent of the wage paid to whites. In 1967, blacks were paid 69 percent of the white wage, the Bureau said. THE TINGLE’S ONLY TEMPORARY A reversible birth control device for men has reportedly been developed by medical research­ ers at the University of Missouri. The device-called an “ultrason­ ic chair” -works by applying low-level doses of high-frequency vibrations to a man’s testicles, making him sterile for an indefinite length of time. Researchers say the ultrasonic chair could be used in a doctor’s office, and predict that someday the contraception machines could become a common bathroom fixture. But the ultrasonic chair is still said to be in the early experi­ mental stage and not yet ready for widespread use. DRIPPING IN POCKETS, LINGERING IN THE AIR Like old soldiers, old laws don’t die, they just fade out of the public mind. But old laws regulating food sales still exist in yellowed sections of the law books of many states. For instance, it’s still against the law for aNebraska tavern owner to sell beer unless there is a pot of soup brewing. In Kansas, an old law forbids eating rattlesnake meat in pub­ lic. Carrying an ice cream cone in your pocket is strictly forbidden by a Lexington, KY ordinance, while in Winona Lake, IN just eating an ice cream cone at a counter on Sunday is illegal. And in Gary, IN it’s against the law to ride a street car or attend a theater within four hours ater eating garlic. TOO MUCH TV ROBS PEOPLE OF DREAMS Losing the ability to dream can mean a lowering of one’s self-esteem and the villian may be too many hours in front of a television set, according to a study by the Australian National University Center for Continuing Education. The report warns that excessive television watching may not only alienate the viewer from society but also seems to stimulate impulsive, aggressive behavior. The report also suggested that losing the ability to dream can lead to a confused sense of identity and momentary forget­ fulness. Televison programs, es­ pecially those in color, appear to be a cause of the increasing use of tranquilizers and barbituates, the report concluded. AMERICANS NOT ALL RUNNING DOGS A majority of Americans favor major changes in our economic system, including employee own­ ership and control of us compan­ ies, according to a nation-wide poll conducted by the People’s Bicentennial Commission. Among the results are the following: 33 percent of the public believes that the capitalist system is on the decline; 57 percent agree that both the Democrat and Rupublican par­ ties favor big business; 58 percent believe that big business dominates the actions of our public officials, while 25 percent believe that public offi­ cials dominate the actions of America’s major corporations; 66 percent favor employee ownership and control of us companies; 74 percent favor putting local consumers on the boards of businesses operating in their areas. The results indicate that Amer­ icans are much more willing to experiment with the economy than most politicians think. HOUSEWIFE AND STUDENT WORTH THE SAME, REPORT SAYS The typical housewife contri­ butes as much to the economy of th US as the typical student, retiree or person in an institution, according to a recent Social Security Administration study called “The Economic Value of a Housewife.” There are 35.2 million women currently keeping house in the US. The Social Security Adminis- “ Beach Baby, Beach Baby, there on the sand from July till the end of September. . .” Ahhh, the sound of the Beach Boys in Concert-WOW!! But at Carroll College-NEVER!! After losing nearly $5,000 on “Kaleidofestival” last year when it was cancelled 2 days prior to the performance date, few people on campus believe the A.S.C.C. actually can carry-off a “Big Name Concert.” Two previous concerts featuring “Blood, Sweat & Tears” and “Dave Loggins” were considered successes with a loss of $1,000 on tration computed their worth strictly on the physical or mechanical tasks they perform. The conclusion was that house­ work is valued at between $5500 and $7500 a year. Before this study, the Social Security Administration used the average domestic’s salary as the value of a housewife. Others occasionally threw in prostitute’s fees as part of the calculation. each concert. Other mini-con- certs in previous years had realized losses of over $2,500 with less than 100 students attending them. Critics believe Helena and Carroll College don’t have the drawing potential to make a “Big Name Concert” feasible, or they contend we don’t have an adequate facility in which to hold concerts. Yet this can’t be true if you look at other campuses around the state. Northern Montana College at Havre MADE money on an REP Speedwagon Concert last year. Havre and NMC are both smaller than Carroll and have less drawing potential, and thus they should have lost money. But they didn’t. REP Speedwagon cost them approximately the same as B,S&T. Also our own concerts would have been money-making adven­ tures if we’d gotten the P.E. Center even % full, so we apparently do have the facilities for a concert. and the A.S.C.C. does have potential for “Big Name Enter­ tainment” IF the right group is brought in. The responsibility lies with the A.S.C.C. Officers and the Student Congress to make that decison. The motion at the Student Congress last year to have “Kaleidofestival” carried unan­ imously when apparently there was not enough support to merit it. The student congress will be discussing the feasibility of “Big Name Concerts” at the next meeting and also possibilities of groups such as America. Another fatal decision could be made unless you express your support or objection to the issue. Beach Boys? Never—America-may- be??? Name Withheld will be accepting your poems, prose, drawings, music and photos through December 10, 1975. Enclose in an envelope two copies of each submission along with name and mailing address and send to LIVES & TIMES, Box 217 Campus Mail. Oh, by the way, keep copies for your self, okay?

Tumbleweed (Helena, Mont.), 28 Oct. 1976, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/Tumbleweed/1976-10-28/ed-1/seq-6/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.