JOHN CARL WARNECKE
President Kennedy used to call John Warnecke " Rose Bowl," and with reason. Warnecke played in it. He played, in fact, as a 215-pound tackle on Stanford's worst team ever and on one of its best. Warnecke never lost sight of what it takes to become best. In 1962 J.F.K. asked Architect Warnecke to submit a plan to save Washington's handsome landmarks around Lafayette Square. A huge undertaking, it is being pursued today. Two days after President Kennedy's funeral it was Warnecke who was chosen by Mrs. Kennedy to design the permanent memorial that will be erected in Arlington. "You're going to rise or fall on this thing," a presidential aide told Warnecke. The plan he eventually submitted was accepted.
EARLE W. WILKINS
Just recently Dr. Earle Wilkins, who is a leading thoracic surgeon in the Boston area, was mulling over the intricacies of modern surgery, noting that a patient is in the hands of not just one man, but a whole team. "It is strictly cooperative these days," he said. "The surgeon has an assistant, an anesthetist, nurses, and the patient is in trouble if the whole team isn't pulling together." Wilkins learned about playing on a team as a single-wing quarterback—a position that left the touchdown-making to others and one in which his principal responsibilities were to clear the way for hotshot tailbacks. "But I learned the value of discipline," he says. "That's quite a lot, come to think of it."