A Clarkson Mosaic - page 342

of the Student Association, had cleaned the area with brooms and shovels so that the only
visible evidence of a disturbance was the broken window of Calipari's Music Store. .b2
Around 10:00 p.m. on Saturday evening, a more composed crowd of students began
gathering on Market Street to see whether the police would repeat the previous night's actions.
This crowd was much smaller than Friday night's-around 400-but bottle and glass throwing was
more evident, breaking two front windows of Kinney's Drug Store. Again, outside police were
called in. At approximately 1:00 a.m., the police gave a 10-minute warning to clear the streets;
the crowd did not respond. At 1:15 a.m. the officers formed lines at a number of intersections
and used effective crowd control techniques to herd the students toward the Clarkson
dormitories, allowing no one to return to the downtown area. By 2:00 a.m., the area was clear
and quiet. Total damage for the two nights amounted to four smashed plate glass windows and
numerous broken bottles and glasses on the streets.
In reaction to these disturbances, on May 5 the Clarkson Faculty Senate formed an
committee to draft a policy on the Maintenance of Public Order on Campus: Professors
Marvin Edwards, Frank Popp, Richard Kenyon, and students Humbert Dellicolli, Allan
Bradley, and Lawrence O'Toole. A joint meeting of the Faculty Senate, the Student Council,
and the Administrative Council on May 21, discussed the proposed document section by
section. Five and a half hours later, the combined group approved the amended document to
comply with New York State Law that the College have such a policy to handle disorders.
Smalling, New Dean.
C. Norbert Smalling, former dean of freshmen at RPI, was appointed
associate dean of students. He was placed in charge of Student Residence Life on Clarkson's
campus, and served as non-academic advisor for the more than 1,600 students who lived in the
residence halls.
Educated at Staunton Military Academy, Syracuse University, and Springfield College,
Smalling had served for five years as wrestling and freshman baseball coach and assistant
football coach at RPI before joining Clarkson's staff.
Potsdam Airport.
On land donated by Clarkson College, the Village of Potsdam officially
opened its new airport named after a former Clarkson Board of Trustees chairman, Ralph
Damon, an early flier and leader in public aviation. (See 1944) This is the same man for whom
the physics building, Damon Hall, was named.
On September 27, a fly-in breakfast opened the dedication ceremonies which included
four fly-overs by two Air Force F-102 jets. On the first pass 50 feet over the runway, they came
in so low and fast that no one in the audience saw them. Their second pass was an "afterburner
pass" and showed the power of the jet engine. Their third pass was a "climb" pass as both
planes swept over the field, and then shot skyward with lightning speed to regroup for their
fourth pass before returning to their Burlington base. One other exhibition was a demonstration
of STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) capability by a Helio-Courier, which rolled out into the
30-knot wind and lifted off almost vertically.
Industrial Fair.
Over 1,500 students, faculty, and administration attended the second annual
Alpha Kappa Psi Industrial Fair held at Lewis House on September 23 and 24. The business
fraternity created this as an opportunity for Clarkson students to meet and talk with
representatives of modern industry. Representatives from over 40 companies displayed
promotional literature for their companies, and answered questions from interested students.
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