The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on May 5, 1970 · Page 5
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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 5

Des Moines, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 5, 1970
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^M^- f^ ' 4 Die as Troops m on Rioters at Kent U. To«., M«y 8, Wo. A coed screams as a —-^Monday—on—the-eampus ITOSTELLS OF SHOOTING John P. Filo, 21, of Natrona, Pa., a senior photo-journalism student at Kent State University, provided the following eyewitness account of the campus confrontation Monday that left four persons dead. Copyright by The Tarentum Valley Daily News. By John P. Filo KENT, OHIO (AP) - I stood frozen, 100 feet in front of the National Guardsmen — and in their line of fire. I thought they were firing blanks. f But other students fled for cover or dived to the ground. There was a student hit , about 40 feet in front of me ... There were people hit to my left. And.I especially noticed a student lying on the street face down, a pool of blood forming around his -head. , Through the viewfinder of my camera, I saw a bullet hit a metal sculpture. There were bullet marks in trees and cars. I just said, "Oh my God!" and dropped my camera — and "it was over; •-•-[•'< ••"•"- •-•-: Stone Hits Helmet Just minutes before, It seemed almost humorous to see a stone aboiit the size of a golf ball bounce off a guardsman's helmet — who then turned to survey the crowd with his gas- masked eyes. His appearance seemed almost grotesque. .That sight came right after jeeps began to roll in on the far side of the campus Commons where remaines of the burned- but'R.OiT.Crbuflding stood.- Occupants of one jeep warned the unlawfulness of the assembly. Several stones were thrown at the jeep. The jeep returned to the perimeter of the R.O.T.C. building, and tear gas was fired into the crowd. The guardsmen began a sweep across the Commons toward the students who had fled toward Taylor Hall. I moved around the edge of the sweep and got behind the guardsmen. Tear gas preceded the guards' advance. The guardsmen broke their lines, some going to the right and left of the hall. The guardsmen who moved to the right side of Taylor swept over the crest and down the other side. These guards- m/jn now find themselves on the football practice hill and facing a high cyclone fence- Most of the students had fled around the left side of the fence. The guardsmen then put several men In kneeling position with their rifles to cover their left flank. Students picked up tear gas projectiles and hurled them bade, "amid cheers from the student crowd- Guardsmen started to return to the crest of the hill. Several students threw rocks and sticks. The National Guard again reached the crest of the hill at Taylor Hall . . - they suddenly turned, faced the crowd and djoopped to one knee. began firing. COPYRIGHT VALLEY DAILY NEWS. TARENTUM, PA. T down Kent, Ohio. National Guardsmen fired into a crowd of ate~ljinversity, . demonstrators. Four were reported dead, 11 wounded. Ohio National 'Guaixlsmcn move in on rioting Guardsmen aLs<riiserl. tear gas. Protesters burned students at Kent State University and open fire. ' Kent State students hide behind a metal sculpture near' architecture and journalism building, ASK PROTEST AT LUTHER COPYRIGHT THE VALLEY DAILY NEWS. TARENTUM, PA. ...., A feUjQsy..student-bends-ove-r a wounded -boy as another 4n background comes forward with a coat. Copyright pictures" are'by John Filo, a Kent State student. * COPYRIGHT THE VALLEY DAILY NEWS. TARENTUM. PA. Members of the Ohio National Guard tajce positions to fire tear gas at Students at Kent State. Student waves a black flag in foreground. COPYRIGHT THE VALLEY DAILY NEWS. TARENTUM. PA. Taylor Hall, just after National Guardsmen fired. It was from this point the shots were fired. IOWA- Continued from Page One meeting" was organized for 1 p.m. tonight by students who want the university to abolish military training programs. The meeting is to be held in Harvey Ingham Hall. Reporters for the Times-Del- voice vote, a motion to de-|phic, the student newsp.aper, rioutice Mr. Nixon's decision tolsaid no other anti-war activities send armed American into Cambodia. forces I were scheduled. Some 200 Luther UNI Boycott Conlee asked UNI students to boycott classes Thursday and to attend day-long discussions on the war at the student union. "The purpose is educational," Conlee said. "We intend that everything be orderly and peaceful." Conlee and Seller both said their cafls for strikes are subject to ratification by the student government organizations they head. Both predicted they will be supported when the organizations meet tonight. Beller and other student leaders at the U of I were working to organize a mass "teach-in" for Wednesday. At Drake University, a "town College students met Monday and voted to support the NSA's protest strike today. Steve Smith, Luther student body president, said: "We wish to show solidarity with our fellow students and the citizens of our nation in opposition to the government's poll' cy in Cambodia and Southeast Asia. We feel business asTisual cannot go on." Smith said a special chapel program, discussions, a teach- in, a rally and. workshops are planned for today. No immediate plans were apparent either for strikes or boycotts at Simpson College or Grinnell College. Maddox 'Wins' 'he posted outside the county lline warning motorists of al- J3(I*llC<leged speed traps and clip ATLANTA. GA. (APi — Gov. ] J oints Lester Maddox claimed a partial j Maddox said he received victory in Ludpwici and Long; assurances from Representative County Monday aiid said he j Dewey Rush of Glennville and plans to cover up the billboards' Sheriff Cecil Kobel lhat they will attempt to end any alleged corruption. Maddox said he sees the action as a victory. He said tile posting of signs warning tourists away from the controversial area was "about the only •legal action 1 could take." Your Children's Feet Deserve The Best Care Possible! VISIT LAZY M'S SHOE FITTING EXPERTS! We Feature 5 Beginning W«lktr $8.50 POINT FITTING 1. ARCH 2. INSTEP 3. LENGTH 4. WIDTH 5. ACTION TWO STORES IN DES MOINES Open Evening* 'til f Park Fair Mfrit Hay Plaza 2nd & Euclid • 58th 4 Douglas ALSO IN AMES 232 Main Hijacked Ship Returns to U.S. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (AP) — The ammunition ship Columbia Eagle sailed in under the Golden Gate bridge Monday — her first view of home since she w^s hijacked to Cambodia Mar,. 14. The 455-foot, 11,000-tori ship, operated by the Military Sea Transportation Service and owned by the Columbia Steamship Co. of San Francisco, was seized by two gun-brandishing crewmen while enroute to Thailand. It was ordered to the Cambodian port of Sihanouk- .vJlle^ter 24 of theJS.crewmen were put off in lifeboats. -** Carrier Improves a Home irovement Carrier's Round One has arrived! People with central air conditioning in their homes now have more to show for it than a square box stuck away in the backyard. Now there's the Round One, heart of the most advanced air conditioning system you can have installed in your home. Carrier made its new unit round for reasons more func- .tipnal than aesthetic. More coil surface is exposed to outside air for quieter, more efficient cooling. The fan, a special design, moves mpre air more quietly. And pinches power pennies doing it. It blows the heat and sound up, away fron; your flowers and neighbors. The hermetic compressor is nestled deep inside the uniT for more quiet. And there's a computer-like device that works for you too. Ask your local Carrier Dealer about the other differences. Now—before the hot weather rush. 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