Briefly mentions family's origins in Russia and Hungary, father's birth in Louisville, and mother's birth in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Recalls childhood residences as well as early jobs at a drug store and as editor of the U of L student newspaper. Lists and describes many neighbors (both Jews and non-Jews) at Ouerbacker Court and Sherman Place Apartment. Discusses tenure as editor of the Louisville Cardinal, the University of Louisville student newspaper. Describes how his "rebellious" and "radical policy" as editor got him in trouble with Charlie Morris, founder and chairman of the Louisville Conference of Jewish Organizations, who accused Conn of "damaging the Jewish community."