We'll, "look at all the best natural qualities of the country and attribute them to Odessa whether they [are here] or not" (25).
The oil discovery is the best thing to ever happen happen to Odessa
I agree, but we still need to worry about the influx of black people coming into the town
"It ran along a street and had been built so the whites who lived on the edge of Niggertown would not have to see it. [L.V.] and the handful of other blacks who lived in this town of thirty-eight hundred people could do whatever they wanted" (65).
Who is that kid by the door
Fast forward decades to L.V. Miles at a foster home
His name is Boobie
Boobie's high school season playing for the Permian Panthers in Odessa
"DOWN GOES BOOBIE MILES" exclaimed by the radio announcer to thousands of screaming Permian fans in attendance
I heard governor Mark White is calling for an education reform here?
Yes, but I reminded him that, "there is nothing to replace [football]...You take it away and you strip the identity of the people" (45). He should be excited too, I hear Boobie Miles is making a comeback for our team this season.