I wish you could know Jacquot! He and Lassie are precious.
Dear Lucile:

There is not anything wrong — is there?

I kept up on your flood conditions out there all during your torrential rains. (At the same time here I was buying water by the gallon!) I knew, of course, that you were safe from flood, but the low portion of Eugene must have been hit hard. How about our friends in S. W. Oregon? That seems to have been an especially bad place.

Did I tell you that 226 pre-registered for Epic America? The T.V. course had to be

closed for lack of room. We have 101 in the "live" course (The Mountain Men), but many will try to enroll during regular registration. We may be able to find an auditorium somewhere on the campus. With no limitations we could have a mob altho' prerequisites are rather stiff. I suppose the students think the old man may fold up before next year!!

Yesterday Lyndal did the last part of The Death of Sitting Bull (8 minutes) in a dramatic reading contest.

This was at Hickman.
The public presentation will be on Feb 5. Alice heard Lyn. She said the effect on the students and faculty was remarkable.

Lyn is gifted in dramatic reading. She has presence too.

With the old affection for you, Bower, Stewart — and Jingle!

John N.
Neihardt Route 7 Columbia, Mo.
COLUMBIA, MO. JAN [18?] [?]PM 1965


Dr. Lucile Aly, 1138 22nd Ave., East, Eugene, Oregon.
I'll soon go to South Dakota University again to make video records. They are making a memorial collection of tape records of my readings.