Waclaw Szybalski - Young Jim Watson: A Character

Jim Watson was serving on tables in Blackford Hall during the summer first when I was here invited. And I wouldn't have noticed if not that when he served we started a conversation and I found out he was a scientist, etc. And then later he was coming for summer here and he was always, he was Luria's student, and he was coming, and he was very characteristic. He had extremely short shorts, which at that time was not acceptable. And he was sitting always in front row and most time on the floor back to the speaker. I asked, "Jim, why do you sit back to the speaker?" He said, "Because this idiot when I look at him it disturbs my concentration." So you realize I notice him very soon. So, I had an appreciation for him cause I like characters.