Letter from Carbondale, Il. May 10, 1971
A rather uhhhh, unusual young lady named Marta telephoned me here at Schneider today asking that I provide you with a clue to where the novel is hidden.
But first, perhaps you might be curious as to why a 78-year-old World War One veteran is staying in a student dormitory.
I started college at what was then known as Southern Illinois Normal University in the early 1920's, but my father died, and I had go to work to support the family.
I always wanted to be an engineer, and at the end of this quarter I’m going to be one—possibly the oldest rookie engineer in existence. My kids, of course, think I’m nuts, because I’m back here at SIU, living in a dorm. They think I should be sitting safely in some rest home with my pipe and slippers, taking my morning gruel. Not for me.
But I digress. Back to the subject. Uhhh Marta said the novel (I'm not sure what she's talking about) is located at uhhhhhhhhh, a radio station, WGNS in Murfreesboro, TN.
I hope I've been some help. I have to go now, I'm waiting for my favorite Radio and TV student, Peter Federson . He sounds good on WSIU, but he's having some problems with algebra, and I'm tutoring him.