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    Vol. 76, No. 87
The Doily Nebraskon
Wednesday, April 10, 1963
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J. L. RANKIN . . . Honors Convocation Speaker
A tee Rankin
Visits Campus
Former U.S. Solicitor General
To Address Honors Convocation
J. Lee Rankin, former Solicitor General . "he Unit
ed States, will be on the University campus o partici
pate in the Masters Program on April 22 and 23. He
will be the featured speaker at the Honors Convocation
on Tuesday at 10:15 a.m.
While he was in college he was a member of YMCA
and president of it in his senior year. Rankin was a
member of Phi Delta Phi law fraternity, and reporter
in his senior year. He was editor of the "N" Book and
graduate in 1930 with an LL.B. degree.
Winner of the Lyman H. Atwater Prize at Princeton
for his thesis on "Southern Resistance and Approach of
Integration," Rankin graduated cum lande from the uni
versity. He was campaign manager for Dewey in the presi
dential elections of 1940 and 1948 and successfully cam
paigned for former President Eisenhower in 1952.
Eisenhower appointed him to the post of Assistant
Attorney General and in 1956 Rankin was named Solici
tor General.
Rankin has the distinction of having tried more cases
before the U.S. Supreme Court than any man in history.
These cases include the basic case which led to the de
segregation ruling in 1954, passport rights of American
citizens and Communist Party membership.
Rankin has held the following positions: Lincoln
School Board, 1949, trustee Cooper Foundation, trustee of
the recently inaugurated University Endowment Fund for
Distinguished Teaching, director of Continental National
Bank, director of Stuart Investment Company, director
of Watson Storeplanners, and director of Carpenter Pa
per Company.
Born in Harrington in 1907, Rankin attended Lincoln
public schools and once practiced law in Lincoln.
In 1930 he married Gertrude Louise Carpenter and
they have three children.
Building Paint Project
Is Slated This Spring
A $35,000 painting project
is scheduled for this spring
by the Buildings and Grounds
Mr. Charles, director of the
Buildings and Grounds divi
sion, announced that the proj
ect would be centered around
four buildings on city campus.
All wood frame work on Tem
ple, Morrill Hall, Richards
Hall, and the M & N building
will be painted. Mr. Fowler
said, "The buildings have
needed this job for two or
Funny You Ask;
Twin Tower Tilt
Rumor Is False
No, the Ufliversity is not go
ing to have its own "Leaning
Tower of Lincoln."
M. S. Landers, superintend
ent of Lippert Bros., contrac
tors for Twin Towers, said
yesterday that he had not
heard anything about the ru
mor that the ground under
one of the towers was sink
ing. "There is nothing wrong,"
he said.
three years, but we have had
neither the personnel or the
Bids for the project will be
taken May 9 by the Purchas
ing Dept.
Specifications for the pro
gram were written up by the
Buildings and Grounds divis
ion and sent to the Purchas
ing Dept. for approval. When
the specifications and bids are
approved they again are sent
back to Buildings and Grounds
for their approval.
Also the department an
nounced beginning next week
there will be 147 new parking
stalls for University students.
The new parking let is on
the corner of 9th and T
Basic Drill Teams
Compete Tonight
Phalanx drill competition in
cluding basic drill teams from
the five battle groups and one
from NROTC will be held to
night at 7:30 p.m. in the Unon
The Navy's White Caps and
the Army's Pershing Rifles
will also compete.
Fonair Successful MU (Siradyciftes
Well MgMoghil: AAcosfteirs Progironni
Four men who graduated
from the University, entered
their field of interest, and at
tained success and fame will
be on the Nebraska campus
April 22 and 23 to participate
in the Masters Program.
They are E. H. Dohrman,
director of personnel for Data
Processing for IBM Corpora
tion; Percy Craig Spencer,
chairman of the Board of the
Sinclair Oil Corporation ;
Chris L. Christensen, retired
vice president and chairman
of the executive committee
of the Celotex Corporation;
and J. Lee Rankin, former
Solicitor General of the Unit
ed States.
"Projections for Success"
is the theme of the first an
nual Masters Program and it
is designed to give the stu
dents a chance to know and
learn from the Masters and
to give the Masters a chance
to know the students and to
discover how young America
thinks today, said Dave
Smith, chairman of the Mas
ters Program.
The Masters will explain
the possibilities for advance
ment in various professions,
how they achieved success in
their respective field, the im-
Meetings Set
For Ivy Day
Iw Day soneleaders for
women's groups will meet to
day at 5 p.m. in 235 Student
Union, according to Susie
Ayres, Associated Woman Stu
dents' (AWS) publicity chair
man. Each songleader is required
to bring three copies of the
song her group will sing and a
three dollar check to Associ
ated Woman Students.
Songleaders representing
men's groups will meet to
night at 7 p.m. in 345 Student
Union. They must turn in the
title of their song, entry fee
and eligibility lists.
Rules for the inter-sorority
sing are:
1.) All organized groups of
women at the University may
participate, except honorary
2.) Not more than 25 girls
including the director may
participate in the sing, nor
less than eight.
3.) All members must be
carying at least 12 hours this
semester with no failures in
the twelve hours.
4.) No professional person
mav assist in the preparation
of the sone. Non-professional
alumnae help may be used.
This rule is strictly enforced.
5.) No eroun shall wear like
outfits SDeciallv purchased for
the sing or have instrumental
accompaniment. Any group
doing so will be disqualified.
6.) No medley of songs, no
song longer than five minutes,
nor any songs mat groups
have presented in the sings
of the past three years can be
used this year.
7.) The director must re
main active in the group par
ticipating and be enrolled in
the University.
8.) All groups must remain
after their participation on Ivy
day for recall by the judges
if necessary.
9.) Anv croup not ready to
go on at the exact scheduled
time of performance will be
The rules for the uitertra-
ternity sing are:
1.) Any member of a men's
living unit may participate If
he passes University eugimi
ity requirements.
2.1 No professional person is
allowed to help in the prepar
ation of the song.
3.1 The maximum size of
the singing group is 25 and
the minimum eight.
4.) No song used the previ
ous year, no more man one
song and no medley may De
5.) Each group must be on
hand 30 minutes before they
are scheduled to sing.
portance of a college educa
tion and the practical aspects
of the business world, said
He stressed that the pro
gram is also planned to make
the two days enjoyable for
the Masters. They will have
an opportunity to sit in on
classes, to visit old profes
sors, friends, and honoraries,
and to meet the student of to
day. The students will be able
to learn how their goals and
ideals will fit into the busi
ness world of today, Smith
said. ..'It is a wonderful op-
Exclude Lower Half;
Clarify Spike Rule
Panhellenic Council passed
a resolution calling for guides
unidentified as to affiliation,
to lead girls through the open
houses during Rush Week.
This will prevent the linger
ing of some girls in a house
and will relieve the houses of
the responsibility of getting
these girls out in time, said
Barb Bosse, secretary.
A motion to limit girls go
ing through Rush Week to
those in the upper half of
their high school graduating
class was passed by the Coun
cil. In the past girls below
this were discouraged from
participating but there was no
stipulation forbidding their
Rush Week will be Septem
ber 11 through 16, 1963.
A clarification of the clause
"persistent persuasion on the
part of a sorority to secure
irom a rushee some commit
ment of preference for its
group" was made, stating that
this included asking a girl if
she would come back to an
other party. It is legal to ask
a girl to come back but illegal
to ask whether or not she will,
according to this clarification.
"A policy of normal contact
as defined in Section IV" was
added to the statement in Sec
tion III b, that no high school
girl shall be entertained by
sorority members or allowed
in sorority houses.
Section IV defines normal
contact as long-standing
friendships but not friendships
that are cultivated or pushed
to such an extent as to be con
sidered rushing.
Jean Probosco was elected
Panhellenic delegate to Stu
dent Council.
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DREAM HOUSE? Have you noticed the new building on campus at which Judy Lee
is looking? This concoction, or rather construction, features a slanted roof, sloping
walls, and imported rag windows. However, it's not really a new building, but an Ail
University Fund (AUF) publicity stunt. AUF has chosen this means to emphasize the
importance of their 1963 Faculty Drive, sponsoring the World University Service
(WUS). The drive, to aid students and teachers of war-torn countries, began March
29 and will end April 13.
portunity for students to know
and learn from the Masters'
The University and Student
Council are sponsoring the
Masters Program in keeping
with the modern trend of pro
viding more culture to the
University students, said
Smith. He said they felt it
was the Council's job to pro
vide this program for those
students who were interested,
and to show the students the
alumni that the University
has in the business world.
He added that these four
men are just a sampling of
the outstanding men that
Gossip Sheet Published
Iowa State IFC Discusses
Latest 'Pixie Press' Edition
Ames, la. A preliminary
hearing, reportedly to discuss
the Sunday morning, March
31, distribution of the "Pixie
Press," was held April 3 by
the Iowa State Interfraternity
Council Court.
The "Pixie Press," a gos
sip sheet whose subject mat
ter is critical of the Greek
System, is published by Pi
Xi, a sub 'rosa fraternity, the
Iowa State Daily said.
Two Pi Xi members were
reported caught early Sunday
morning near the Tau Kappa
Epsilon house as they were
delivering the papers.
The office of student affairs
there has received informa
tion regarding the delivery of
what Dr. Ronald Barnes, as
sistant director of student af
fairs at Iowa State, termed
an "imprudent publication"
to fraternity and sorority
houses Sunday morning.
Barnes said the case has
been referred to the IFC
Rosenquist Will
Still Wants To
Nebraskan Staff Writer
"I'd like to keep on teach
ing until I couldn't drag my
self to class," said Dr. Carl
Rosenquist in regard to his
upcoming retirement. "I love
teaching," he added.
Dr. Rosenquist, associate
professor of Botany, will re
tire at the end of the pres
ent school year. Rosenquist,
who reached the normal Uni
versity retirement age of 65
three years ago, has been on
a year to year contract since
then. This year marks his
thirty-third and final year on
the Nebraska staff.
have graduated from the Uni
versity. Bob Seidell, publicity chair
man of the Masters Program,
said that the Masters will be
visiting, eating and talking at
the various living units.
The Innocents and Mortar
Boards will be the official
hosts and hostesses for the
Masters. The men will stay
at the Nebraska Center.
Tuesday morning (23rd)
the Masters will attend the
Honors Convocation where
Rankin will be the featured
speaker. In the afternoon,
they will be free to visit
Court, but on Thursday the
court members refused to
The matter was referred to
the Court because the actions
of Pi Xi are a reflection on
the whole fraternity system
and as such can best be han
dled internally by the court,
Barnes said.
According to the IFC Judi
ciary Constitution, the par
ties affected by the code of
the Court includes "Any per
son who is affiliated with a
member fraternity of IFC."
It also involves "Cases
which may or may not in
volve the rules or regulations
of Iowa State or IFC and
which may bring or have
brought disrepute on, or in
jured the name and standing
of the fraternity system at
Iowa State."
Jack Wolfe, president of
the court, said "There are
too many loose ends to be
tied together before we can
Born on July 20, 1895, on
a farm in Fillmore County,
Rosenquist attended grade
school and two years of high
school in nearby Ong, Nebr.
He farmed for his father aft
er he quit school until World
War I began when he was
called into the service.
He spent six months in
France during the conflict,
but never saw combat ac
tion. His unit was marching
toward the front for several
days, within earshot of dis
tant cannons. At night, they
could see flashes from the
cannon's mouths. Just before
friends, classes, honoraries
and professors.
In the evening they will
again be guests at a living
unit, and present a later talk
at a different living unit.
The Masters will leave Lin
coin Wednesday morning,
April 24.
The Masters Program orig
inated at the University after
Chancellor Hardin returned
from the Masters Program
at Purdue University and re
ferred the idea to Student
Council. Smith said it was a
great success at Purdue,
where it is done yearly.
release any Information." He
added that any further meet
ings are indefinite and the
court will not release any In
formation until later.
Members of the court who
could be contacted also re
fused to comment on the
"There was a meeting, but
I can't give any information.
Any statement must come
from Jack Wolfe," said Bob
Vasko, court member.
"I have no comment," said
Larry Reding. "If there's
anything you want to know,
you'll have to contact Jack
Pi Xi is a reportedly na
tional sub rosa fraternity that
has been on this campus
(Iowa State) for some time.
Besides publishing the "Pixie
Press" they are noted for
painting their Greek letters
on campus sidewalks, build
ings and billboards in the
they reached the front line
however, the men received
news of the signing of the
armistice. Rosenquist and his
unit were returned to the
United States.
After the war, he attended
Peru State Teachers College
for three years, taking as
much science as he could. At
Peru State, he played foot
ball and basketball. He was
center on their basketball
team which was undefeated
in 54 straight games.
On leaving Peru State, he
received an assistantship to
teach the botany labs on Ag
campus at the University. He
stayed here until his gradua
tion and then went to Illi
nois where he had received
a fellowship to work on a
doctorate in agronomy.
Dr. Rosenquist received his
Ph.D. from Illinois in 1930.
The University offered him
an assistant professorship in
Botany and he returned. He
has since married and be
come the father of To'J chil
dren. One son, Robert,
teaches music ir eattl3, and
the other is a doctor in San
Francisco. Both of his daugh
ters are married. One lives
in Cincinnati and the other
lives with her husbandin
Sierra Leo'Je in Africa, and
works with the Peace Corps.
Dr. Rosenquist plans to live
the rest of his life here in
Lincoln and write on his fa
vorite subject, the mutations
in certified potatoes. Earlier
during his stay at the Uni
versity he had occasion to ob
tain much information on cer
tified potatoe growing in the
western part of the state. He
has written a few articles on
the subject previously, but he
wants to write more.
"I just can't leave here,"
he said, "I've talked it over
with my wife, and she
agrees. Two of our children
were born here, and two oth
ers can't remember any place
else. There are just too many