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17 > 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 ;${_ 5 ,V C . I.? T { , '7l?` `***I",. n"``Xkl** l` Q k_ J, v li I C ,~ '; _. _, ..} _ 1%],, 'P I ,2* _ ` ~ , \-lt ` -4 N rl. { l iu .. " I * L, lr . f a % . .2 W. .~;&; i. i a ; *~ , _ `'l __ *,7 ~* will-`$<" I T? , Q, *7 v. *73 .,;l ` A `~ W uz:} = .Ti J ` _ _ Zi' ' "*" . S! l- l " l"~ at "-li$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(*.~. 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 whaitsiid, V t V_ V 2 V,,. ;~g_~ -= _. {VV, ru .. { in w a wro e on a piece 0 paper, 1 I1 _ lx '_= igla N. V ig)? { li conform with his opinion. Were 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 harnllesihthlilg today ; [ l J"? . . ~. . < " may ecome a major issue wi t em to- A7? ww Ni.; V. ` _ L'; E l v`tf' 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 }!iQ `T1 *rj;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