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Actually, as that first association continued, we got a little more legitimate. In those days, they asked Boy Scout troops to act as ushers during the football games. So we signed up and I went to many games in full Boy Scout uniform as an usher.
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And then, when I went into the Navy, there was no choice. You took about half of the hours during your naval training as naval courses and the other half were engineering.
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At 18 you got drafted. Another fellow who lived on the same street and I signed up for the V-12 program, which was the naval officer training program.
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But I decided I wanted more education and I had to make a choice between starting law school, which was interesting to me, and going for a graduate degree in engineering.
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Every person you put in a Washington state prison you could cover three tuitions for University of Washington. To me, that is a bad trade.
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First I got some radar training to become a fighter director, which was the officer that guided combat planes out from a carrier by radar to intercept enemy planes. But there were no enemy planes by the time I got out to sea. We spent most of our time bringing back planes and men from the Far East.
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I did graduate with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1948.
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I didn't take very much part in activities on campus at that time.
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I got called back into the Navy during the Korean War.
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I grew up close to the University.
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I might say that in retrospect, looking at where the community college system is today, I think we may have gone too far. The community college system is so big, so broad, so consuming of tax money.
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I only stayed at the University for eight months and then I got transferred to the Naval ROTC program at Berkeley.
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I really got to a point where I thought maybe I would want to be involved politically.
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I received my commission as an ensign in June 1945 and spent the next year on aircraft carriers in the Pacific.
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I stayed in the Navy until July of 1946.
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I think I finally chose the graduate degree in engineering primarily because it only took one year and law school took three years, and I felt the pressure of being a little behind - although I was just 22.
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I think that there is some benefit in having institutions work together. There is some benefit in trying to establish overall need for higher education, and then trying to work with the various institutions and the various classifications of institutions to respond to those needs.
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I think, like a lot of other people who have been in the service, you'd been delayed in what you were doing. You wanted to catch up and the best way to catch up was to move as fast as you could toward a degree.
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I was always good at math and science and physics.
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In between that, one of my first design jobs was designing the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
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Interestingly enough, I met and had classes from several professors that my father had had many years before when he took civil engineering.
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It was a great party because not only did I win the contested primary, I ran ahead of the incumbent, so it was a great start politically.
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My first duty station was the UW. I graduated from Roosevelt on a Friday and started at the University the next Monday.
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The most significant thing that happened in the 12 years that I was governor was the development of the state community college system.
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The only kind of movement you could make in the Navy was to be a platoon leader or one of those kinds of things as you got more senior in your Navy career.
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Then I came back and restarted at the UW that fall.
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We had a big party that night and everybody went around gathering results from various precincts and each person would get four or five precincts and then come to the house. There were no cell phones or anything to get results phoned in early.
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We saw lots of free football games during those early days. Not many that were winning seasons, but interesting none the less.
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When I came back from Korea, I got to work again in engineering design, but also volunteered for the Republican Party.
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When it came time to go to the University, it was during the war.
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