Interview with Judge Charles Clark
QUESTION 14
INTERVIEWER:

NOW, COMING BACK TO THE UNIVERSITY'S POSITION, HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK, WELL DO YOU THINK IT WAS A FACTOR IN THE, IN THE THINKING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES THAT IF THEY DIDN'T ACT IN THIS FASHION, THE GOVERNOR MIGHT JUST SIMPLY SHUT THE UNIVERSIY DOWN?

Judge Charles Clark:

Oh, I don't think there's any doubt that, that a major tension within the board of trustees was the desire by a number of trustees to act in a way that would preserve the University as an institution. They were concerned that the governor, that Governor Barnett had the power to close the University. And that he was very much against this initial official act of integrating the university uh, taking place during his administration.