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By David Yee

In a sequence of vignettes, over excited at the crest of a wave illustrates the ripple results of 1 of the deadliest ordinary failures in recorded heritage and ponders what occurs whilst the occasions that tie us jointly are an analogous occasions that tear us aside.

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So she turned her attention in every way she could to Clark, Tom, and me. She provided a link with the great outside literary world which she wanted us to join once we had escaped from the backwater of St. Louis. She had entertained well-known writers when they passed through the city, among them, Harriet Monroe, the editor of Poetry magazine, and Edgar Lee Masters, the author of Spoon River. Help with Tom’s plays and his poems came from Alice Lippman’s daughter Margaret, the wife of Lothar Pinkus, a science teacher at a St.

I did not. He had little to say of any interest but he never stopped talking. At the t h omas l a n i e r w i l l i am s , was h i n g ton u n i ve r si t y • 29 • time he was married to Minerva Prim, a former debutante, who stayed at home with their little baby. Wharton would take us up to their apartment and seemed to enjoy having us listen to their uninteresting and interminable arguments. I saw him years later, much subdued and married to a nurse, who appeared to be able to manage him better than Minerva had.

Louis and Kansas City, the stock market crashed. The headline in the show-business weekly, Variety, put it succinctly: “WALL ST. ”“The most dramatic event in the financial history of America,” the paper said, “is the collapse of the New York Stock Market. The stage was Wall Street but the onlookers covered the country. ” The word was soon all over the campus, and Tom wondered if he might have to join many other wellto-do students throughout the country who were having to drop out of universities.

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