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Perhaps the best answer to this question is that Krebs simply needs a new start somewhere besides his hometown within the household of his parents. Krebs finds it difficult to share the love that his mother desires from him, and the thought of spending the upcoming years watching his kid sister play ball does not satisfy him. After all the horrors he has seen on the battlefield, the tranquility of his home town is a drastic change that he cannot endure. Krebs is used to order within an organization (ex: college fraternity and military); his parents' expectations are to great for him; the local women are too familiar. Leaving town seems to be his best way out. In Kansas City, he will leave his emotional complications behind and, hopefully, find a better fit in a new environnment.