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pretty much on my own. I did get some financial help toward my tuition from my parents.
But most of the money that I spent in the four years I was in Delaware I made myself.
Still working at the Metropolitan?
Well, wherever I could pick up work. Like any kid would do, I guess. My junior
year I was a lab assistant in the Zoology Department. The reason I was strong in that
department was because it was a very important part of the pre-medic schedule. Physiology
was part of that department. And because I could look in a microscope and draw what I saw
and had good eye and coordination when it came to working with specimens, I got along
pretty well in that department. Not because of book work particularly, but more because of
lab work. Which I guess ties back to the skills I picked up when I was a kid working in the
department store. But I joined the same fraternity that Don was a member of. Became
president of that fraternity in my undergraduate period. Resigned from that fraternity when
I got out of school, because I discovered their stand on admitting Jews.
Really? To the university? Or to the fraternity?
To the fraternity -- admitting Jews to the fraternity -- is that what you mean?
Yes. Forget blacks. We didn't have any blacks, either, because there weren't any
blacks -- very few blacks on campus. There were a couple -- because it was a Methodist
school -- there were a couple of children, I think, of Methodist missionaries that had come
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