Interview with Dr. Robert Ellis
QUESTION 31
INTERVIEWER:

IT WAS, AND YET IT WAS ALMOST A VERY QUIET ENDING TO THIS LONG THING.

Dr. Robert Ellis:

Once the army took control, then the situation was settled. There were uh, sporadic outbursts. Students uh, and perhaps others shooting firecrackers at night, uh, congregating on the campus at night. The, the University staff, the, the student personnel staff uh, those of us who were department heads, we came out every night for a month and walked around the campus trying to disperse crowds of students. Uh, trying to, by our presence, uh, assist the military in, in maintaining some order. And yet there were incidents of uh, um, firecrackers, fireworks and, and this sort of thing for I'd say the entire first semester. And of course the, the reactions from it, uh, there were many uh, students who transferred to other institutions. Uh, there was a decided drop in the enrollment as a, as a consequence.