On October 1, 1960, during an open house being conducted by the university on the parcels of land it had successfully acquired up to that date, this helicopter made numerous flights over the adjacent properties. Perhaps irritated by these repeated overflights of guests intended to generate enthusiasm for the bond issue election, one hostile landowner allegedly fired at the copter and its occupants with a shotgun and was arrested by local police for his actions.
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Published by:  Stephen Kerber <skerber@siue.edu>
Created By:  Faculty Technology Center <shuffst@siue.edu>
Last Update: April 5, 1999