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Campus Unrest / Reserve Officers' Training Corps Issue / Dartmouth #4961

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 29, 1969
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(Studio) Reserve Officers' Training Corps abolishment remains strong issue. Dartmouth students begin sit-in against Reserve Officers' Training Corps. More than 1/2 vote against Reserve Officers' Training Corps in referendum.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Hanover, New Hampshire) Protesting against Reserve Officers' Training Corps is Vietnam protest. [Navy Reserve Officers' Training Corps Day KROLIK - says course teaches one to be Navy ensign. Doesn't think course should be on liberal arts campus.] [Bob HERRINGTON - says campaign against Reserve Officers' Training Corps doesn't include Students for a Democratic Society tactics.] Pro-Reserve Officers' Training Corps views include giving liberal influence to military from college education and letting 1 graduate an officer. Reserve Officers' Training Corps students have education paid for. Sit-ins legal at Dartmouth. Students say University should be neutral about war, and having Reserve Officers' Training Corps isn't.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Smith, Howard K.

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