"When I'd felled the tree, which I learned to do at some peril, I didn't think much about dead branches for a while, and I never wore a helmet, of course. I didn't look like the president of a university opening a new gymnasium. They always wear these construction worker's helmets, you know, there's nothing so dangerous as digging the first dig of the soil for a new building. It's a perilous thing but these presidents are pretty brave, they're courageous."
--Mississippi Headwaters Board, Oral History Project, OH #028