The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 88, July 1984 - April, 1985 Page: 296
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had read it, he replied, "Oh, yes. I did that last night while packing
my suitcase. I approved it."
When asked the same question, Dr. Webb, the third member on
my committee, exclaimed, "Hell, no! I can't put the d--- thing down!"
After which he burst into laughter and paid me a fine compliment.
Dr. Graham's final comment on the thesis was a left-handed compli-
ment, "You get an A. I think it's pretty good, but then I've been
reading such bad ones lately."
In August, 1946, I earned the M.A. degree and received appoint-
ment as instructor in English at the University for the long session be-
ginning in September. I would earn a salary of $2,2oo for nine months.
It was time to celebrate again with my father, even though the
Lockhart bakery had long been closed.
James Blanton Wharey (1872-1946), professor of English at the Uni-
versity of Texas. Courtesy Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center,
University of Texas at Austin.
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