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[Source Description: 13 March 1969: Memorandum of Claiborne S. Jones, From the Records of the Office of Chancellor - J. Carlyle Sitterson Series (#40022), University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.]


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Perhaps the most dramatic episode during the strike was the eviction of the BSM from Manning Hall and the arrest of six students who had been involved in the table turning incident of 4 March. Governor Robert Scott was adamant in using decisive action to quell campus disruption. He pressured Chapel Hill police to serve warrants on the perpetrators of this incident while urging Sitterson to evacuate the building. Frustrated with University inertia, on 13 March, the Governor called in troopers from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol to stand by to act that afternoon. This memorandum recorded morning telephone conversations between the Governor and the Chancellor's office regarding efforts to comply with the Governor's order to evacuate Manning Hall.