Cougar print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1976-1977, June 02, 1977, Image 1

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    lection meeting held
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:CC staff discusses levy defeat
¡nt budget levy defeat will not
¡cellation of summer session at
Community College; but if the
assed by September, the college
to close its doors in the fall,
post-election meeting was held
¡y 31, to discuss the situation,
past the time when we can win
by ourselves," said CCC Presi-
dent John Hakanson. "We need to appeal to
community organizations. We need to get
them to recognize the economic impact of
the school on the community."
Community leaders have been called to­
gether and told: "We need help or the
question becomes academic. If we lose on
Aug. 9, very probably we will have to close
the doors," said Hakanson.
Clackamas Community College
Thursday, June 2, 1977
[Clackamas Community College students take advantage of last week's sunny weather
jngaround a Frisbee. For other ideas on how to take advantage of leisure hours under
(kies check out our Summer Recreation supplement in this issue.
(ource center funding asked
posal has been sent to the Clack-
Unty Health Department for a
[of $48,000 to set up a Handi-
■esource Center at Clackamas Com-
kling to Jerry Jamison, admini-
Jfor Human Services at CCC, the
Ice center will consist of two parts,
ip-in center where people can get ad-
pdinformation and referral service to
Community based program will be
■by handicapped persons and will
pven sites within four counties; Col-
■Multnomah, Clackamas and Wash-
ording to surveys taken of students
■ at CCC most of those questioned
important for the handicapped staffers to
be self-sufficient.
Funding and space for the program will
be the greatest problem, according to Jami­
son and there is a meeting scheduled to
discuss this.
The meeting will be held June 14, from
9 to 11 a.m. in the Community Center
room 117.
Speakers will include Judy
Thomas, project coordinator for the dis­
advantaged and handicapped at CCC; Judy
Smith from the Retired Senior Volunteer
Program; Bonnie Hartley, college nurse;
Rusty Harris, industrial machine shop in­
structor; Marilyn Kone, instructor for the
developmental disabilities program at CCC
and Jerry Jamison and Larry Forsythe of
the Human Services department at the col­
Hakanson believes that non-voting stu­
dents contributed to the recent levy defeat.
"We have 8000 to 9000 students enrolled
in winter terms," said Hakanson. If only
half voted, and took one other person,
we'd have 7,500 votes. Either they don't
understand the connection between their
vote and the levy, or we're doing something
they don't like, so they don't vote.
"I keep hearing the words 'athletics'and
'frill courses'. What's a frill course? It's a
course that you consider to be a frill
course. I am reminded of what Will Rogers
said about Reformers: 'They pick some­
thing they're not involved in and they can
reform the dickens out of it.'
"One reason we hear so much about
athletics is that there's not enough publicity
about the other good things that are going
on (at CCC)," said one faculty member.
"People who come to the school see the
tennis courts and the track. They don't see
the students inside studying. It isn't news
that 120 people are taking English Compo­
"Maybe a bulk newsletter, a kind of
human-interest oriented paper about the
good things going on here, would be worth­
while," suggested Dick Andrews, English in­
"I understand some of the board mem­
bers didn't vote," said John Rau, political
science instructor. "Something should be
done to change that."
Rau offered several suggestions to get
voter approval for the levy. "The budget
should be cut," said Rau. "An informational
letter to that effect should be sent. If the
budget still doesn't pass, maybe we should
begin thinking in terms of reducing the
school district to exclude Canby and Aurora
and areas who apparently don't want the
"I think you have to recognize that the
same people who vote no on the budget are
the same people who vote for George
Wallace for President," said Don Epstein,
history instructor. "They're sending a mes­
sage that they're upset, but they can't get
to Washington D.C.
"We're not going to get anymore yes
votes, we're going to have to make the no
voters vote yes. This means cutting the
budget. It means directing publicity to the
reportorial side of the media. It means
getting TV out here. Bring people out to the
college instead of speaking off campus.
"Every faculty member should write
at least 10 post cards to personal friends,"
Epstein continued. "We should contact in­
dividual businesses, gas stations, grocery
stores, and ask for donations, and the use of
their name to use in advertising in the
Enterprise Courier, the Milwaukie Review
and the Canby Herald. Ask them to buy
the advertising, but mostly get them to
vote, because their name is on the line."
Summer vacations make absentee ballots
more important in August's election; but
they are not available until the levy resolu­
tion has been filed with the county clerk.
Hakanson believes a special board meeting
will be necessary before submitting the new
"Can we have students fill out absentee
ballot requests and then mail the requests
to the county clerk's office after the resolu­
tion has been submitted?" asked Annette
Sax, English instructor. "Absentee ballots
could then be mailed to vacationing stu­
"Postcards saying "We need your vote'
should be sent to graduating students around
August 5," Epstein said.
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