THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Sunday, September _27, 1970
PageEigh THEMICHGAN AIL
Jackson State begins
term 'behinidl' a fence
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at all upon the returning stu-
dent' body of Jackson State Col-
"What I can't 'get" out of my
thoughts," said Rodney Brown,
a biology major from Gr e e n-
ville, "is that', they shot up a
girl's dorm. It would 'have been,
wrong shooting at a\boy's dorm.
But a girl's dorm ."
Mamie Davis Taplin sleeps in
the very dorm and says her
sleep is troubled nightly. ,She
is the college staff counselor
for the fifth floor.
."When I walk by the s p o t
out front where young Phillip
bled and died 'I see the grass
Anger remains an the Jack-
son State campus, submerged,
but there. Another emotion re-
mains as well.
Without excusing the police
- who raked the dormitory,
they say, in answer to sniper
fire-some students honetheless
have a vague feeling that possi-
bly a degree of senselessness on
their part contributed to the
tragedy as well.
"If it hadn't been for t h a t
bell, that silly bell, it might not
have happened at all," said
Linda Holden, a senior majoring
In fact, a bell never existed.
It was only an idea, a proposed,
gift to the school the senior
class would leave behind ac-
cording to college custom.
When the underclassmen got
wind of. the idea they turned
thumbs down. A bell, they said,
would be symbolic of John Bell
Williams, the governor. T h e y
held meetings. They printed
handbills: "To hell with the
bell." They defied the seniors
to try to hang ,a bell on the
The seniors' resolve stiffened.
The squabble .grew hotter, spill-
ed out onto the sidewalks.
And this intramural dispute,
according to many students, on
a campus also aroused to vary-
ing degrees by the expansion of
the Indochina war, the draft,
the shootings at Kent State Un-
iversity, was the seed of the
rock-throwing disturbance that
sent police to Jackson State in
"Thd site of the damned tank
kind of got next to a lot of us,
too, I guess," says Ernest Mar-
tin, 'an English major. "The
tank is a big joke but it still
makes us mad they have it. The
only place they u s e it is on
Lynch Street -- when, they get
it to run.''
The "tank" is an elaborate
armored bus with gunports all
around, the, pride of the Jack-
son police. Students relish tell-
ing about the time its engine
went dead and it had to be tow-
ed back to the police station.
Whatever the cause, or caus-
es, of last spring's shootings, the
effect last week of that night of
terror was not the raging mili-
tancy some college officials seem
Last Wednesday, the college
president felt compelled to is-
sue a memo to the college com-
munity reassuring one and all
that "there is no evidence of a
plan or plot to instigate organ-
ized unrest at Jackson S t a t e
College." But that, all the same,
a joint student-faculty "emer-
gency council" was being organ-
ized to head off potential trou-
ble because, "there is always the
lunatic fringe to'be dealt with."
"I expected m o r e militance
fropm kids, I certainly did," said!
Prof. Allan Brown, "but I have-
n't seen it.
On the first day of classes
Brown gave his chemistry stu-
dents an invitation. "I'm inter-
ested in last May's incident," he
said. "and I'm interested, in
black power and all black con-
cerns, and, I'd 1Ii k e to discuss
themr. But niot in this classroom.,
Anyone who wants to talk about~
those mattlers, see me after
"Do you know what?" he' said.
a touch of disappointment in
his voice, "I had no takers, not
one, and that was out of a to-
tal of 119,students."
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All this week they came, th
cars filled with boxes and lamp
and hangers strung up in th
back seat. All this week, father
and brothers and boy friend.
helped the girls move into th
dormitories, and the window;
sprouted overnight with poster
proclaiming, "Live in Peace,'
and artificial flowers and color
ful mobiles. The campus way
coming alive again.
For the townspeople who hav
no direct 'contact with the uni
versity, this year's students in
vasion brought resentment. Fo
the university people, it mean
apprehension. For the rest o
the community, concern tem
pered with hope that the coo
heads on campus could keep th
The worst enemy, everyon
agrees, is the rumor mill. Ther
is, for instance, a rumor thatc
vigilante posse of townspeople:
ready for vengeance if the stu
dents go wild downtown as the
did last May. There is the rumo
that 7,000 radicals are trans
ferring to Kent from CaliforriE
and Wisconsin to liven up the
fall semester. There is a rumo
a radical group will shut dow:
the university by Oct. 16.
For campus police chief Don
aId Schwartzmiller the job is t
separate fact from rumor. Fact;
'ai ncam npns
there are bomb threats. Fact:
e there was an influx of hippie
s types over the summer living
e in tent communes in the county
s and in ghetto housing in town.
Is Fact : There are a number of
1e symbolic events scheduled for
i the coming week that could pro-
'S vid4a the fnr c fnr t mhl,-A
v e e ocus r Lrou e-a
memorial service tomorrow for
the dead students; the appear-
ance of one of the wounded
students, Dean Kahler, in a
wheelchair, paralyzed from the
waist down by a National Guard
bullet; "Think Week," a sched-
ule of involvement sessions;
homecoming weekend, Oct. 10.
and two concerts by a top rock
group, the Jefferson Airplane.
The county has broken up a
couple of the tent communes
that were on public land. No one
is certain if and how many more
exist. And, "people downtown
are very apprehensive about
what may happen." Still the
stores wear signs that say, "A
Kent Chamber of Commerce
member welcomes the students
of Kent State University."
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
C' oral Union Series: Detroit Sym-
phony Orchestra: Sixteen Ehrling, con-
ductor and Judith Raskin, soprano solo-
ist, Hill Aud., 2:30 p.m.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Chinese and Japanese Studies and
Center for So. and Southeast A s i a n
Studies Lecture: R. P. Sinha, U. of
Glasgow, "Comparative Analysis of
Traditional Agriculture in India, China,
Japan, and Implications for Develop-,
metn Strategy": 200 Lane Hali, 4 p.m.
Physics Seminar: S. Wilson. "The Re-
action n plus p to pio plus d plus Iso-
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Rm., 4 p.m.
Presidenit's State of the University
Address: President Fleming will give the
"Annual Address to Faculty and Staff"
in Rackham Lecture Hall at 8 p.m. Dis-
tinguished Faculty Awards and Uni-
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be presented following President Flem-
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address and award ceremonies. The
meeting will be open to all members
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