STUDENT LEADER (Continued):
We want this university to take a firm position of peace in this
world. The townspeople just don't seem to understand that a 20-year-
old does not want to go half way around the world to fight and die
in an endless war for questionable ends.
In my next life, I plan to be an outside agitator. I always liked
to travel and those cats seem to be everywhere. Everything I read
today about civil strife, it is being whipped up by outside agitators.
I could make every tourist scene....Rome, Washington, Paris,
Montreal. I think I'd like to be an outside agitator in the Bahamas.
Well, it's Sunday morning. The weather is still pleasant....
about 65 degrees and sunny. The Guard is all over the campus, but
most of them are standing around that pile of rubble that was once
ROTC. Just what they were guarding is not clearly understood. The
president of the college is not on campus. He was out-of-state on
a speaking assignment, probably at one of the schools still open....this
is one of the things we wanted to discuss with him. With feelings
running so high, it was the feeling of rational student leaders that
this place should be closed down. Tight. End the school year.
My best friend told me that he was at his end, anyway. The draft
boards were working overtime....he wore a button that read....TRY
LYNDON JOHNSON AS A WAR CRIMINAL. he should have
had one reading ROBERT McNAMARA...(Departs.)
So, he was one administration behind. The university president is
back in town, but he doesn't control his school. Neither do the
students. They are on their turf. The townspeople are in their