Thursday, November 20, 2014
President's office referred a caller to me, someone inquiring about a bizarre incident of many years ago, when a pair of teenage guys concocted a plot to kidnap President Brown (October 1967.) I had heard of this once, and found a clipping in the RG29 files on Brown from an Elmira paper; found mic for D&C and located another article, added to files. Happened to see Bill Andrews upstairs, mentioned the incident to him, he laughed and said he remembered it, it was part of the Brown legend on campus, that he had been unfazed by the one fellow having a gun, talked to him in his car, then just got out and walked back in the house to call the police. Brown was in the Marines in the Pacific in WWII, I guess this kid didn't phase him too much!