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    Vol. 76, No. 90
The Daily Nebraskan
Tuesday, April 23, 1963
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Judge Welch is
5th MM Master
Leslie Welch, probate judge of Jackson County, Kan
sas City Mo., is the fifth alumnus of the University to take
part in this year's Masters Program.
Judge Welch received his A.B. in 1913 and his law de
gree a year later at the University. His father was the late
- District Judge A. A. Welch of Wayne.
Welch engaged in private law practice in Kansas City
from 1914 to 1949. In 1949 he was appointed probate judge
by the governor under the Missouri non-partisan court plan.
From 1949 to 1959 he was chairman of the Probate Commit
tee of the Missouri Bar, during which time a new Missouri
probate code was drafted and enacted.
He was formerly general attorney for the Missouri
Pacific Railroad and general counsel for Central Surety
and Insurance Co.
At the University he was a member of Delta Upsilon
fraternity. He was enrolled i .he College of Arts and Sci
ences and took part in Spikes, Iron Sphinx. and individual
drill competition.
While engaged in private practice in Kansas City he
was a member of Hackney and Welch Legal Firm.
University Given Grants
For Two Research Jobs
The University received
over $25,000 in grants from
the U.S. Public Health for two
separate projects, both deal
ing with cancer research, it
was announced today. ,
A $9,800 grant has been
awarded to the department of
chemistry for the fifth year
of a six-year project directed
by Dr. James Looker. The de
partment of biochemistry and
nutrition has received, for the
seventh year of an eight-year
Six-year-old Steven Klasek and his first-grade class
mates of Lincoln have wild and wooly minds, full of
leaping African animals and high forest adventure.
Their jiggling-puppet and paper-mask world has a
number of educators holding their breaths.
University researchers are so cautious they scarcely
dare to hope. Yet they believe this average class of
twenty-six children may show them the way to the first
major breakthrough for which American education has
made a concentrated search for 15 years how best to
teach "Johnny" the love of his language and thereby f,o
read and write.
Steven's English lesson at Meadow Lane school is very
deceiving. It's almost as though the children are
not in school at all. Then suddenly you wonder how many
years they've, been at reading and writing.
The children don paper-mache masks. With arms
akimbo they gyrate like the little folk of Grimm's tales
...and speak the lines of imaginary character roles they
All fired up, these children who have been in school
. only six months and who squirm at their desks like oth
- ers their age, scrawl out original short stories with bona-
fide plots. This is one of Steven's, just as he put it
The Lost Tiger
One day a mother tiger tookherbaby tiger to see the
Jungle and Then The mother tiger said, '
"don't wander pff."
' Then when the mothertiger wasn't looking the baby
ran away. He saw something under a log. T The baby
T4iger beganto play with it.
It wiggled and squirmed. He moved back he was
scared. An elephant came along and picked him up. He
put the tiger on his back. The elephant said
. "You better stop scratching me or elese I will put
you down."
Elephant, I'm not scratching you I'm tryjng to
hold on."
"So what," said the elephant it hurts. The tiger could
not let go, so the .elephant put him down by a lake. An
grant, $16,000 for research
headed by Dr. Patricia Wey
mouth. Dr. Looker's project is con
cerned with compounds, re-,
lated to the amino acids of
protein. Compounds of this
general group have been
found effective in screening
against cancer.
Dr. Weymouth's research is
on problems of the develop
ment of cancer in the thymus
gland, a cancer related to leukemia.
"Those who have tramped
through the Fontanelle Forest
in the fall and observed the
brassy brilliance of its vari
colored hues, and then
glimpsed from on high the
mighty Missouri dragging its
dusky spoils toward the sea;
or who have trailed the
snowshoe rabbit along the
marshamall-like banks of a
stream that has been quieted
by the wintry storm;
''or who in the springtime
have pushed their toes tenta
tively through the rich, mel
low, black soil as it lay in the
newly plowed furrow;
"or who have galloped
Is Ranked
.issues of last semester's
paily Nebraskan received, a
First Class, or excellent,
rating in the 68th All Ameri
can Critical Service with a
total point score pf 3200.
A scorfe of 3400 for daily
college papers rated an All
American, or superior, award.
Six papers received this
rating and nine other papers
besides the Daily Nebraskan
received First Class awards.
The judge commended the
Daily Nebraskan for the good
coverage on reapportionment,
Cuba, politics, and the good
job of staying on the Colorado
University situation.
Hinshaw Presents
Piano Selections
Classical strains from Bach
and Beethoven will be among
those performed tonight by
Prof. Harvey Hinshaw in a
piano recital in the Student
Union Ballroom.
The recital, one in a series
of the University music fac
ulty performance, begins at
7:30 p.m. The public is invit
ed to attend.
Prof. Hinshaw will play:
"Suite m " Purcell; "Divided
Arpeggios,"- Bartok; "Occu
pation," Harris; "Study No.
22," Ives; and "Organ Fugue
in G minor," Bach-Samaroff.
Other piano selections will
include four preludes and fig
ures from Book I of T h e
Well-Tempered Clavier" by
Bach, and six movements, of
"Sonata in A-flat minor by
alligator came along. The alligator said.
"Do you like to swim?"
"Oh no, I don't know how," he He turned around and
and hurried away. He said to himself I wonder why he
always smiles? His teeth look very sharp. Maybe he
smiles at food.
"I better go faster," he said.
The End
Steven and his classmates are ordinary first-graders;
they have not been selected on the basis f intelligence
or aptitude. The children often write a story like this
every day for a week in a 30-minute lesson designed by
the University English Curriculum Center.
Professors Paul Olson and Frank Rice, directors of
the new Center, are very aware of the progress of this
class. The intellectual and aesthetic development of the
six-year-olds is the first exciting result of their plans to
make a dynamic change in the teaching of English in
Nebraska schools from the first through the 12th grades.
Steven's teacher, Mrs. Virginia Hamilton, is one of
the pioneer first-grade experimenters to put the first
segment of the University's total program in the class
room. She has been trained and educated to follow a
general approach and philosophy described by Dr. Olson
as "an inductive process whereby the child is made to
discover principles for himself under heavy cueing." It
can be best understood by observing Mrs. Hamilton in
action for a day. '
Like the daily tasks of most good teachers, Mrs.
Hamilton begins hers the evening before. She has time
then to make the colored pasteboard blocks for the chil
dren. Six words are printed on each block and they are
colored differently for what we call nouns, verbs, adjec
tives and adverbs but what the children know as name,
action and descriptive words.
The English class begins in the morning with what
the children call the "big block-word game." Each child
is given a block and they decide among themselves what
they would like to "say" with them, in the form of a
sentence. There are also blocks for periods, commas,
and. question marks.
When the children have finished building a sentence,
Mrs. Hamilton periodically flips over one of the blocks
in their sentence to give it an entirely different mean
through the sandhills at sun
down while the magic spec
trum of colors burst across
the horizon;
"or who have inhaled the
pungent aromas of the new
mown hay lying in the field;
"have thereby learned
some of Nebraska's strengths
from their sources, in mem
orable moments." Thus spoke
J. Lee Rankin, the Solicitor
General of the United States
under President Eisenhower1,
and 1930 graduate of the Uni
versity, this morning as be
addressed the HoAors Convo
cation in the Coliseum. '
Rankin, in addition to being
Rankin Defends Nebraska Youth
A transplanted Nebraskan
who gained national recogni
tion for his service as U.S.
Solicitor General said today
he failed to see why the
state became distrubed by
Presidential Aid Ted Soren
sen's "jibe" that the state
was losing its ablest youth.
J. Lee Rankin, a new
York attorney and 1930 Uni
versity law graduate, told the
35th annual University of Ne
braska Honors Convocation:
"The only occasion for gen
uine concern would be if oth
er states and nations failed to
see and attract Nebraska's
youth. This has not occurred
and the continuing demand
for Nebraska's young people
has been another of its
Speaking before the "scho
lastic cream" of the Univer
sity's student body, Rankin
said Nebraska's training and
educational policies "should
be directed toward developing
in the student an understand
Men Ivy Sing Leaders
Will Meet Tomorrow
The second meeting of the
Men's Ivy Day Sing leaders
will be held tomorrow in 323
Student Union at 7 p.m.
The song leaders must sub
mit an entry fee of $2.50 and
three copies of the song their
group will sing. A drawing
for positions will be held.
Nebraskan Publishes
To allow full and timely
coverage of recent campus
happenings the Daily Nebras
kan has published on Tuesday
this week. The Monday edi
tion was cancelled because of
Easter vacation.
the featured speaker at t h e
Convocation, is one of the five
participants in the Masters
Program which is being spon
sored by the University and
the Student Council.
"Projections for Success" is
the theme of the first annual
Masters Program and it is
designed to give the students
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 to
day," according to Dave
Smith, chairman of the pro
gram." The five participants in the
program which began yester
ing and wisdom that will
have universal currency."
Such an approach, which he
called "a tradition of the Uni
versity," will provide the
state ."with a fair share of
those so prepared who will
remain and strengthen the
life of the community."
Those who leave, he point
ed out, will make their con
tributions to the stature, of the
The reputation of the state
"will increase as those who
depart promote the welfare of
other areas just as immi
gration will benefit this and
the home state of the immi
grants in a like manner."
A n a t i v e of Hartington,
Rankin practiced law in Lin
coln from 1930 to 1953, when
he was appointed assistant
attorney general in the U.S.
Department of Justice. In
1956, President Eisenhower
appointed him Solicitor Gen
eral. In 1962, Rankin opened
his own law office in New
Eleven Dental Seniors
Honored At Luncheon
Eleven University seniors
in the College of Dentistry
were honored yesterday at the
annual awards luncheon at
the Student Union.
Individual honors for excel
lence in various areas of den
tistry were given to: Paul
Rowe, by the American
Academy of Dental Medicine;
Gordon Till, by the American
Society of Dentistry for Chil
dren. Jack Kent, by the Ameri
can Academy of Oral Roent
ing. The children whoop with delight and between the
whoops, of course, the youngsters have transferred their
color and speech part relationship into proper word or
der. While they are not confused at this stage with the
names of the parts of speech, the proper order becomes
so much a part of them that they can contrast an adjec
tive with a noun as easily as an informed adult. Each
new block introduced to the class also means six new
words used and understood. Center officials believe it
is the smoothest and most exciting grammar lesson yet
deyised for' small children.
The cockeyed carnival atmosphere of Mrs. Hamil
ton's classroom is highly illusory, a study of a method as
old as Socrates. It's loaded with learning. It looks like
one game after another, but this is a designing, hard
working woman who has been trained by the Center to
get down to the six-year-old level to explain concepts
tough enough for a high schooler. The monotonous, hard
hammer of rote learning is gone, and yet these children
are already aware of grammar and have control of
linguistic tools. Four months ago some of them were
having trouble controlling pencil?.
The University English Curriculum Center -staff hopes,
with the help of outstanding teachers in the state, to
elaborate the principles and techniques for a thorough
overhaul of the English curriculum of the primary and
secondary schools. Five schools started the program this
year. Thirty-five more superintendents want it started
in the fall of 1963.
A heavy emphasis has been placed on teaching the
very young children to write as soon as possible. Early
motivation is necessary. The masks help. So does pup
petry, and Mrs. Hamilton's classroom is full of simple
drama, imagery, and play-acting.
At the heart of the Curriculum Center's plan to get
the small children to write well is the belief that they
must experience a plot before they can understand what
one is. Mrs. Hamilton explains the Center's technique:
"It's got to be put to them simply, but T tell them
to pretend they are the important character they are
going to write about, that they ,are going away from
their safe, secure homes to solve a problem perhaps in
the desert, the jungle, in outer space or in their own
back yard. I tell them they must have their character
solve or fail to solve the problem and to come back
home wiser, or changed in some way."
day, are J. Lee Rankin, of
New York City; E. H. Dohr
mann of Darien, Conn., direct
or of Personnel for date pro
cessing for IBM Corporation;
Percy Spencer of Scarsdale,
New York, chairman of the
Board of Sinclair Oil Corpor
ation; Chris L. Christensen of
Tulsa, Oklahoma, retired
vice president and chairman
of executive committee of the
Celotex Corporation; and
Leslie Welch of Kansas City,
Missouri, probate judge of
Jackson county.
Yesterday the men ate
breakfast at the Kellogg Cen
ter, and then followed a tight
York City.
Regardless of any other
factors, he told the Univer
sity student body, of which his
daughter Sara Elizabeth is a
member, the strengths of Ne
braska shall be judged ac
cording to its success in the
development of its youth.
"Any such appraisal shall
be measured by the wisdom
the young people display in
the decision of crucial issues,
whether within or without the
"However, the reputation of
the state will be secure only
to the extent to which it con
tinues to raise men and wom
en who know the probabilities
of success or failure; who
are able to separate trends
that are permanent from
those which are of the mo
ment; or who have learned
to distinguish promises from
threats based on the lives
men have lived, and to judge
their tested hopes by proven
genology; Gilbert Sprout, by
the International College of
Elected to membership in
Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the
honorary scholastic fraternity
in dentistry were: Stanley
Franklin, Dave Fredrick, An
thony Hotis and Rowe.
The C. V. Mosby awards,
given for high scholarship,
were presented to Douglas
Frost, Neal Davis, H a r 1 e y
Beery, Gary Andersen and
schedule of visiting classes,
touring the campus, and vis
iting the campus living units.
Following the Honors Con-
Vocation today, the Masters
will have lunch at the Stu
dent Union and then at 1:15
p.m. they will hold a press
conference in 235 Student Un
ion. At 5:30 they will contin
ue their series of dinners at
the dorms and fraternity and
sorority houses.
This evening, they will ter
minate their two day pro
gram with an evaluation of
the program's accomplish
ments at the Faculty Club.
They will leave Lincoln to
morrow morning.
Three Get
, Three senior students re
ceived, the C. W. Boucher
Memorial Awards for scho
lastic excellence at the Uni
versity of Nebraska's Honors
Convocation today at the Col
iseum. Stephen
Kellison was
given the
award for
the senior
with the
highest ac
cumulat i v e
average. His
average is
8.804 (9.000 is
Holland was honored as the
senior ROTC candidate for an
officer's commission with the
highest four-year average.
His average is 8.572. .
William Kenny received an
award for the senior athletic
letterman in a major sport'
with the highest accumulative
average. His average is 7.225.
J. Lee
Rankin of
New York,
former Sohci
tor General
of the U.S.
under Presi
dent Eisen
hower and
1930 1 a w
graduate of
the Universi
ty, began the
with a talk on
The University Foundation
presented two distinguished
teaching awards one in the
field of science and technolo
gy and the other in social
sciences and humanities.
Each award includes a $1,000
stipend and a medallion.
Kellison is majoring in eco
nomics in the College of Arts
and Sciences. He plans to be
come an actuary for an in
surance firm. He is a mem
ber of Pi Mu Epsilon, Phi
Eta Sigma and Phi Beta
Kappa honoraries.
Holland, a
civil engi
eering stu
dent, has
been award
ed a Rhodes
to do
gradu ate
work at Ox
ford Univer
sity in Eng
land next
year. He is a member of In
nocents Society, and Phi Beta
Kappa, Sigma Tau and Sig
ma Xi honoraries. He served
as president of Theta Xi so
cial fraternity, chairman of
the Student Tribunal, and
secretary-treasurer of the
University Rifle Club.
Kenny has lettered In track
as a middle distance runner.
He will receive his degree
from the College of Business
Administration. He has
served on the finance com
mittee of the Interfraternity
Council and as president of
Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Chancellor C. M. Hardin
presided at the Convocation,
and the Rev. Charles Steph
en, Jr., pastor of the Lincoln
Unitarian Church, served as
chaplain. Susan Chnstensen
introduced the speaker.
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