Letter sparks verbal sparring between mayor, professor
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A Montana State University-Northern English professor participated in a public forum Thursday night to discuss a controversial letter he had written about patriotism and ended up in a 30-minute verbal battle with Havre Mayor Bob Rice.
The forum was organized by Montana State University-Northern's Vets Club to provide John Snider with the opportunity to explain a letter to the editor he had written to the Great Falls Tribune, in which he compared American flag lapels to the Nazi swastika.
It ended when Rice and a small group of fellow veterans angrily left an MSU-N classroom in the Hagener S...