We met Colonel Leonard Fisher, commander of the U.S. Air Force units in the area.
"Frank, my boy," he said, "youse ran a great race. We almost got out of the car to cheer."
After dark we were taken across the street to the Fukuoka Famous Strip Show, during which Frank was heard to utter the following:
"There really was a student discount.
"That is the kind of girl the servicemen take pity on and bring home to mother.
"They do make it subtly worse, don't they?
"I'm getting warm.
"She's not going to do that again. She's going to do it again.
"Agnew said it. 'You seen one, you seen 'em all.' "
The Soviet manager sat in front of us. When it was over, he turned, pondered for a long, effortful moment and said, "O.K., yeah?"