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uncles agreed that it cost them a fortune, but they were hailed
by the police! Pop was a great salesman. Everybody liked him.
He'd work faithfully, too--until the ballgame started, and
then he'd be up at the Polo Grounds!
You started out and decided you wanted to be in the School
I decided I was going to enter the School of Journalism.
I got just enough points. I never could do algebra at all,
and I had counted on two points for algebra. Then I knew I'd
flunked the entrance exam. I simply couldn't do it. I had
two points to make up. So I remember I went in and took an
exam in freehand drawing, which any idiot could pass, and I
passed that. That was one point. Then, instead of taking
intermediate French, I took advanced French. This was taking
a desperate chance, because if I didn't get that last extra
point, I was dead. But I passed it, so I got into the School
Was that the following September?
That was the following September.
What were your initial opinions when you got to Columbia--
do you remember?
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