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Weir Depends On Them
Cyclones Sink Mermen
Tuesday, February 10, 1942
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Sunday Journal and Star.
Shown above are the backbone of Coach Ed Weir's field forces.
Left to right: Edsel Wibbles, shot putter deluxe; Howard Debus,
sophomore pole vaulter and weight man, and Ki Eisenhart, beefy
weight expert. The field forces can usually be counted on for needed
points and so the extra prepping shown above before the Weirmen'3
first meet Saturday with Missouri.
(Ed. Note. This is the first of
several articles by Bob Ir
win, discussing Husker track
strength in the various events in
anticipation of the indoor season
that starts for Nebraska next Fri
Track coach Ed Weir is opti
mistic these days when consulted
about the prospects of his middle
distance and distance runners, as
the opening of the 1942 indoor
season nears. Losing only two
miler Dale Garrcls from last year's
championship squad, Weir expects
great things from six returning
lettermen and five very promising
Heading the group of lettermen
are Gene "Red" Littler and Bobby
You trust its quality
OTTIIO UNDER AUTHOIITY Of
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Ginn, who need no introduction to
Nebraska track fans. Littler will
be gunning for the 49.4 quarter
mile indoor record he set against
Oklahoma last year. If early work
outs are any indication of things
to come, "Red" is apt to smash
more than one record before he
joins the naval air corps in June.
Ginn, who as a sophomore ran a
sensational 4:10.1 outdoor mile, is
capable of breaking both the half
and the mile indoor records.
Among the other returning let
termen are Don Morris, Scotts
bluff, quarter-miler, and Arden
Kersey, Grand Island, in the 880
and the two mile. Both men are
members of last year's champion
ship mile relay squad. Rounding
out the vets are Bob Bowles, Ran
dolph, who placed third in the 440
at the '41 Big Six indoor meet,
and miler Jim Brogan from Tilden.
Sophomores expected to pick up
quite a few points are Al Brown,
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LAWRENSE, Kas. A young
giant of All American potentiali
ties, Ed Beisser, will lead the
Omaha Creighton Bluejays against
the Univeristy of Kansas Jay
hawks Tuesday night in what the
Kansans except to be their tough
est home game of the season.
Beisser, who stands 6 feet 6I2
inches tall and weighs 210 pounds,
is in his second year as a stand
out on the crack Creighton team.
Las year he paced the Bluejays
to a place in the N. C. A. A. play
offs, a distuiction which this year
will go to either Creighton, Okla
homa A. & M., Kansas or Okla
homa, depending on how those
teams fare from now on out.
Hickey Has Material.
Blessed with rangy material,
Coach Eddie Hickey has molded a
team this year which has won 12
games and lost only 2. Tall re
serves, in addition to a good sized
first fiye, are plentiful on the
Starting forwards for the Blue
jays are a pair of 6 foot 2' inch
men, Ralph Langer and Joe Loiseu.
Langer, who tips the scales at 190
pounds, was one of three men who
scored 16 points in the stunning
Creighton victory over the Great
Lakes Naval Training Station
Also counting 16 points in that
Omaha Benson, and Paul David
son, North Platte, who staged such
a thrilling 440 duel in the '40 state
prep meet. Then there is Bill Con
ner, Bayard, who placed second in
both the National junior college
and the Pacific coast A. A. U.
meets in the 440, while attending
Sacramento J. C. However, he will
probably run the 880 here. Also
showing up well are half-miler
Bill Roehl, Friend, and Paul Johr
de, Grand Island,, in the two mile.
From these men Weir will have
the difficult problem of selecting
a mile relay team, and of placing
them in the events where they can
pick up the.most points.
m-r f f !! - By Bob Miller
, Coming Up.
Nebraska seems to takt on a
different aspect when performing
on the home floor. .'.Consider Sat
urday evening the Huskers
showed a definite superiority from
the opening tip-off on... So far
this season, the cagers have shown
a tendency to work better on home
environs. . .Consider the story that
has transpired thus far.
Home Margin High.
In Big Six competition, Ne
braska has a record of three wins
and three losses.. . .AH of the wins
were on the home court and all
FOR SWEETHEART A large selection with
sentiments that sweethearts will love to
FOR FAMILY Special greetings for Mother,
Father, Brother, Sister and all other members
of the family.
FOR FRIENDS Funny ones, friendly ones, for
those away and those at home.
We carry a large selection of Hallmark cards.
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1221 O St.
. . . At Kansas Tonight
scoring spree were big Beisser and
Captain Gene Haldeman, senior
guard. Haldeman, 6 feet 1 inch
tall and weighing 183 pounds, is
the Bluejays' standout on defense.
Key man in Crcighton's fast
break is Dick Nolan, junior guard
from Ward high school in Kansas
City, Kas. Nolan's all around
ability won him a place in the
starting lineup last year as a
Reserves Not Potent.
Backing up the first five are
Barney Burdick, 6 foot 3 inch cen
ter; Frank Hebonstreit, 6 foot 2
inch guard; Don Shearn, 6 foot
senior forward, and Elmer Mun
den, 6 foot 6 inch center.
To combat the size of the
Creighton team, Dr. F C. Allen
may move T. P. Hunter, 6 foot 3
inch senior guard, into Kansas'
starting lineup. Hunter has been
outstanding in a reserve role re
cently. Husky Sophomore.
At the other guard will be Ray
Evans, husky sophomore, who was
probably the outstanding man on
the floor in the Jayhawk's loss to
Great Lakes. Evans played a
savage, driving game from start
Rounding out the lineup will be
Ralph Miller and Charlie Black at
forward, with John (Thin Man)
Buescher at center.
but one of the losses were played
on foreign maples. ...In the con
ference season's opener, the Scar
let horde downed Kansas State
and a week later duplicated the
feat at Missouri's expense, this
was followed by a loss to Kansas
U. and then the Huskers migrated.
...They lost to Iowa State by a
convincing score and then dropped
down to Manhattan for a return
encounter and took a beating at
that point. ... Last Saturday, the
Cyclones returned for a command
performance and found there final
effort lacking as the Huskers set
them down in methodical order.. . .
The K. U. debacle on the coliseum
floor was the only exception to the
rule in conference play so far.
Four to Go.
Before a Big Six champ is
crowned, the leading Sooners must
face Kansas on February 27 and
Nebraska twice in the interim with
a contest featuring Iowa State
tossed in. ...K. U. must face Ne
braska's offerings once again,
with Missouri, Iowa State and
Kansas State With Gerald
Tucker leading them, the Sooners
are our choice for conference
champs but our memory is still
smarting from the last prophecy
of last semester.. . ."We predict
that Kansas will go thru unde
feated to the conference champion
ship," those are the precious
words t.bat we unfolded and they
were written on a Monday after
noon. ...The same evening, Iowa
State, ran pell mell over the Jay
hawks in premeditated retaliation.
Eight Latin American doctors
will study on fellowships in the
department of tropical medicine of
the Tulane university school of
to Ames Foe
in Swim Tilt
Oldkid Kkt Second
Off Rcord m IWknlroke
Event in 50-34 Defeat
Nebraska's aquatic aces dropped
the Husker victory 'banner for the
first time in two season of dual
competition an the always-powerful
Iowa State Cyclones smashed
Sunday Join mil mid Star.
I Old f Kid. Tom Ijtrttt.
through to a 50-34 decision Friday
afternoon in the Ames tmk.
Two records fell before the on
slaught with the honors evenly di-"
vided. In the opening event, Iowa
State touched the finish line first
in the 300 yard medley relay,
breaking the existing Big Six rec
ord. The new iecod is 3:13.1
which was well urwei the tild rec
ord set by Iowa State in l$t40.
Oldfield Cracks Record.
Les Oldfieid, outstanding junior,
accounted for the Husker record
shattering performance in his fa
vorite event, the 150 yaid back
stroke. Oldfield set the conference
standard of 1:45.5 in 1941 and his
winning time against the Cyclones
Bill Edwards, senior merman,
was the lone Husker double win
ner of the mt et as he churned the
waves to win both the W) and 100
yard free style events. Wilson of
Iowa took second but Edwards'
exhibition proved that he would be
one e-f the leaders when the con
ference gets together.
The two firsts that Edwards
contributed plus Oldfield' win
were the only first that the Husk
ers could garner in the nine events.
Husker weakness was shown par
ticularly in the diving event.
Last year this event was a sure
point winner since Fialjih Warden
and Bill Hull could be counted on
to take first and second places in
all of the dual meet and in the
.Iflfl-ynrd nudlry relay FuM, loma Stht
(Scar, Slater, Muswrl; ftiTuml, Nihihska
Olrtfirld, Knster, Kiulrlty). Tiim 3:13.1.
Fetter eonfepence meet record vt 3 1M
set bv Inwa Stnee In 1S40.
220-yard free style Ft rut, t'n (181;
seceml, Imliert (M); third, loiter tN).
Time 2:27 8.
60-yaid free ntyle First, rtfaid IN);
second, Wilson OS), Uilid, KmwoiUi (IS).
Diving FirM. Frown (1H); veeond,
Waits (IS); third, Jouctiun (N).
100-ynrd free tyle Fltit, Filwordr N);
weond, Wllmn, OS); lnrd, Ponworth
OS. Time-:..:.. 7.
Ml-yard nackxtroke Flrit, UUield N;
second, Sear OS); tlilid, Adam (IS).
Ttrnr-1:44.. I.etUrs Hi Hit meet leroid
f 1:47 et lv AnustroiK lowu Slale
200-vnrd orcan utrohe- F,h, Su.ter
OS); second. Pwr N; third, Noll OPi.
Time -2:46 .
440-yaid free f.tyle-I'lmt, Frown OH) ;
Mind, Lnmtert N); trmtl, lrlei N.
440-vard free Myl relay -First. Iowa
State (Sear, Murscr, Monwotth, Wilton);
second, Nebraska Clements, Foster, Buck
ley, Luml.frt). Time
Referee Loren Grnaf, e Molues
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