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Even though he didn't have them.
He didn't have to take them. This was the beginning of
October. So I had this notice the day before it went to the
paper. I rushed over to sign up for all the courses I could.
And I came to the dean for an okay of all these extra courses
I was taking. The dean, whose son I had helped, looked at this.
He said, “This is an interesting course you've planned out. I
figure it would take about 16 hours of home work a day to
really do this course.”
I said, “Really, sir?”
He said, “You haven't by any chance seen the rule that
you're going to get credit for everything you've signed up
for when you go away to camp?”
I said, “I don't know what you're talking about, Dean.”
He said, “I didn't think so,” and he stamped his approval.
So off I went to war and got credit for advanced geometry,
something I could never do, and a couple of other courses
where you have to be exact. I was terrible at those things.
In history, economics, literature I was great. I'm very good
at adding figures, too, but when it comes to algebra or quadratics
or geometry, I'm absolutely hopeless. But I got the necessary
Did you graduate then as a result?
No, that was in my sophomore year. I was then at Camp Lee
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