Interview with John McLaurin
QUESTION 28
INTERVIEWER:

UH-HUH, UH-HUH. HE WAS TRYING TO GET THINGS CALMED DOWN. DO YOU THINK THAT GOVERNOR BARNETT SHOULD HAVE ISSUED SOME STATEMENTS OR GONE ON THE RADIO HIMSELF THAT NIGHT? COULD HE, COULD HE HAVE CALMED THINGS DOWN DO YOU THINK?

John McLaurin:

I don't think he could because the message would not have reached those people who were there on the campus. They didn't have a television or a radio there, they were, so I don't think that, now I know this, that had Governor Barnett gotten on the radio and asked for help to come, uh, there's, there's just no limit to the number of people that would have come in there. Some came anyhow, from other states, but had, had he asked for help, the roads would have been full.