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Image 17 of Kentucky Alumnus, vol. 71, no. 4, Winter 2000

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E Clark on the Dipper , ·.` ~—;tVV..,f.7<_‘% V;_ .f**%;€ V V p 5 —, V 5 of a Dredge Boat _ L. ‘r¥~»:{ . V _ W V 6 ' , gr _ 1 \ V l (photo jrom Kentiic/ey History ` ·’~»f· , .¤"»_,., ` ,. _ `.,° · p _ · . . ` r E Center) . ,. V .· &¤_Q. _ ,___ - { ,1 t I ,_` { _ ' ' t l U , I l ." ' ~ V V 1 Clark quit school after the sev- { fl . V _..·» ~‘ XV? V I, V V enth grade. He worked for two b, ‘ lr V v _ {V }"Q `*` l years as a farmer, then at a saw- I ,_ °' "*» I _ " { _ — . . mill, and another two years as a Q Vg »-·|»y;" VV,;V¢, V VV 1 " 4 _ j , ’ cabin boy and deck hand ona — ’_` " VYV, ‘ ·,_ ,. b WL _ V , K y l = l V ___ l, \ H N"`? dredge boat cutting a channel W ./ . , ._ V ,?____!_ _ z ·, , q. V V , M -. V jr l V I , _. through the Tallahega Swamp. Q- W E ;€$£{_ 5 ,V C . I.? · T { ,‘ ·'7l¢·?·` · `*·**I",.’ n"`·»`Xk‘l**· l` Q k_ J, v li — I C · ,~· '·; _. _, ..} ‘· _ 1%],, 'P I ,2* _ ` ~ • “‘ ,‘ \-lt ` -4 N rl. { l iu .‘.· ’ " I * L, lr » . f a %· . .2 W. .»¤~;§&; i. i a · · ; *·‘»~ , _ `'l __ *,7 ‘~*·“ will-·`”$<" I T? , ‘¤ Q, ‘· *7 v. *73 .,;l ‘ ‘ ` A ‘ `~ W uz:} = .·T’·éi J ‘ ` _ _ Zi' ' ‘ "*" ·. S! » · l- ‘l " l"~ at "·-l‘i$2"?‘ vlifii I no ..;**1 Q . . ` — ‘ P W V ‘f lf? ` li ¢2i%+.;:»..·t' ·. · w ·* mil V ` A .~ l' tie'- V .· af ~ _ . . · l ;•·.;;·aVV,F`* ·“.*·:;_ ·· jg j _ _ Clark in Football Attire for the Choctaw i V ·• ~ i r lb', " A" l I —§` L4 . . . £2f.?·~2¥·;;.gd•é(*.~. Er! if yy`. r CountyAgru:ultural High School l ` • VV , *5 *_;_ I * V ‘ .. _-'4 V r ` _ V; k gp", A V _ ay . ~· V¤,~_.. . _· · ,.5; r gg —. . Qohoto courtesy ofDi. Thomas Clark) - V In , J., ··.,..·[, , _ {V F . _ , , .» x' 1 W ···c· r ‘ ¤.. **<· L i nk N-a a . I I { gf ;¥ ° ` §`1*'»}}g#g_ * Lb In 1921, the 18-year old Clark began attending the ,,. E Q}.; ll}; ., ~ *4* ,___° ~ _ if , Choctaw County Agricultural High School. Although l in l at gv! { Clark had never seen nor played football before, the l . ·§' V , { principal saw to it that he was put on the team and i l ° if in , if `.* U la ed for four ears. Clark graduated in 1925 and *’ ·—'V ’ . X; _ . p Y Y V I _ ., ._ •"£Y¢% \ V _ X V , set out for the University of Mississippi to study law, V . · , . Q "‘.}"i · · I? using the money he made from raising 10 acres of ··—-· 1 l' ’ ` »§ z; ‘/‘¢‘<· ` j t .,.J ~\ . 4. qi i » .... ;. . rf COUOH. V , r. ._ .-.3 , eq ,45:; — V I s U ` .- “» xi ° , ’· ‘ ‘».‘ ° -· E 4 *-_ ».,,·.•‘4 aa , R9}, ‘·¢ -` I! t _ ‘ ‘ img - (__ _ . as t . .t»` -::*7 -—·· · J t 5.* l ` . f? ‘ . ,. . ‘ "The person teaching history has to deal , . x » , .,’» _·! _ L_ _ _ _ " Qi ' _ ‘ ,5* ,,, _ ’_ 3 · _V with a certain amount of emotion — all the ,_ I Fl . i . l` way. I know that as a practicing historian i N · _ ‘ .·· . l { " . { l ` · who serves in the classroom year in and P I j Q j " l _ q. year out —- that once in a while I touch on a if "`?`€' V . r ¥ . ·L._ _ ·"- sensitive nerve and I have somebody ‘jun1p- » - ¥· . ·~·»._.‘ ` ` Q; · ‘ . inlg clown my throat} Beczguse whaitésiid, V t ‘ V_ V‘ 2 V,,. ;·~g_~ ·»-= ¤ _. {VV, ru .. { in w a wro e on a piece 0 paper, 1 I1 _· lx '_= igéla N. V ig)? { li conform with his opinion. We’re dealing, ` if _ _· ' . ( , every step of the way, with prejudices. We *`l s or ` , p 2*, “` , · , ‘ » _ are also dealing with changing prejudices, ,V — rr., W l J ’¤ changing emotions. \Vhat sensitizes the "' y . "“ ; ·· _. people today may not sensitize them to- y ` V?. ‘.‘_· §·,.` .. V . _ ~‘ _ VV; . · rnorrlpw. A perfectly harnllesihthélilg today ; [ l ‘ — J"? . . ~. ·· . <‘ " may ecome a major issue wi t em to- A7? ww Ni.; V. ’ · ` _ ¢L';’ E l v`t‘f·' 11 j * I { N. {VV _ _ i X,- Q it je,. morrow. V VV tr ¥ s ‘—” ` Q ·· iii.; _ , , it ,r_ _ t · I V Q'y?*`» ` _/rom ‘His!ozyas a Basic Sa/gyect, ici V .•r V VS ’§}!i‘¤Q `·¥T°’·‘1 *r·j;gSij·<,¤;_ K", trazzscrzpto/`renzaiias/qvD1t (Liar/ea! the . ei t\" " T _/une 1,960 cozg/Zvreizce rg/`pu/J/isber ; ;,`¢‘f ¤ _V __ __ V. rg { `` ·· ·` ` i' i Lqnoizs and Caruahazz 1 $, *1 ’¤I:°\ V ·: ‘i· V. , Z ·i“‘ . . ia ..··\* :"%,—,Aa\YnL, s ·. ‘ ~ KL , __ J; __ * r I _ _ *4,, Q ,· ·‘’_ : _._V ,_L.f?' = 1 KENTUcKY AL · .' ,V~-‘I r · wtvl