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Tues'day, November 3, 1942
Beta, Tau Lads
Meet For Loop
By Gene Sherman.
Indications are that Wednes
day's battle between the Beta's
and ATO's for the 1942 intramural
touch football crown should be one
of the best championship tilts of
fered to UN students in a long
Both the Beta's and ATO's have
well balanced clubs which feature
polished offensives backed up by
stonewall defensives. In six con
tests, the Beta Theta Pi men have
rolled up a total of 115 points;
The Beta machine rose to the
heights last week by scoring two
touchdowns over the previously
unscored on Phi Gams.
The ATO's started out in a slow
manner this season, but have
started to roll lately. The first
few games ended with the ATO's
only a couple of touchdowns
ahead, but as the season grew
older the wins began to look more
As for the defensive records of
the clubs, each hold one that would
cause any top-notch college eleven
to burn with envy. In five games,
not an opponent has crossed the
ATO goal line. Altho the Beta
chalk line was crossed once this
season by the Xi Psi Phi's, a
strong Phi Gam outfit couldn't
register a marker.
Arnot Leads Betas.
Both teams boast of many in
dividual stars. Number one man
in the Beta backficld is Bill Arnot.
Arnot has been the sparkplug of
the Beta attack all season with
his accurate passing r.nd running.
Teaming with Arnot in the back
field will be Ernie Smethers.
Smethers' southpaw passing was
one of the main factors in the Beta
triumph ' r the Phi Gams last
In a backfield composed of
Johnny Thompson, Bob Jungman
and Kenny Elson, the ATO's have
one of the fastest trios in this
season's intramural play.
Leading the line will be Francis
Hunt, who is the cream of the
centers this year. Hunt's ability
to nab enemy aerials has set his
teammates up for touchdowns
more than once this season. Ee
sides shining on the defense, Hunt
is always depended upon for the
extra point after touchdown.
Defeating the ACBC Club by a
score of 12 to 0, Cornhusker Co-op
took over the barb intra-mural
lead last night as the Bachelors
Club, heretofore undefeated, went
down before the Zephyrs on a
count of 7 to 0. The league cham
pionship will be decided either
Wednesday or Friday of this week
when the Bachelors and Cornhusk
ers meet for a tilt postponed from
Nod Over MU
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 31-Ex-All-American
Bruce Smith and his
great Minnesota mate, Eob Sweig
er, striking behind a crushing
Great Lake's forward wall that
overwhelmed Missouri's formid-
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From bespectacled Fred Ware to stubby Clyde (Kansas
City Star) Meiiride, the press box jury at Lawrence rendered
1. That the overconfidence bug nearly bit the Iluskers.
It took three quarters for the Scarlet to digest the fact that
victory wasn't an absolute certainy. Presnell based most of
his between-half ilisertation to "poisoning" the bug.
2. That Roy Long can no longer be kept from sustained
action. No longer is Mr. Long- an obscure third-team quarter
back. He's arrived, a fast-moving reality with spark and hole
3. That Al Zikmund we used to know. His adhesive-fingered
reciving and swift cavorting played havoc with the
4. That the Scarlet pass defense still is vulnerable. Even
a toser of lesser mettle than the amazing Evans could have
completed flips during some of those lapses. "Heads up"
better be on backfield lips Saturday.
5. "No more necktie tackles, boys." It's line coach Elmer
Holm speaking with full reference to the fhoddy tackling
exhibited at intervals Saturday. "Steuber falls better with a
straight tackle around the knees."
We bedraggled members of the sport writing fraternity
have long been conscious that you who find difficulty in de
ciphering a French menu haven equally tough time translat
ing the average sports story. We are aware that a sports
scribe has a tongue like a Chinese corkscrew and spells dog
with "xyz," but it's an old custom of the clan.
Designed to bring the athletic contest to your breakfast
table with your ham and eggs, the style has been handed down
thru the ages. Since our pecuniary status stands about as lax
as a Scotchman at a pick-pocket convention, we cannot afford
to shove a good dictionary into the hands of all sport fans. So
we'll give joii somewhat of a glossary to the language of a
As a starter, a back scores: "He crossed the double stripes;
he stuck pay dirt; he hit the promised land; he brought the
leather to market; or he took the little piggy-skin to market."
A basketball performer makes a basket: "lie parted the
mesh; he tempered the hoop; he dusted the moths out of the
net; he swished one; he sunk a counter; or he look down the
pencil from the scorer's ear."
A track man wins a sprint: "He severed the ribbon; he.
breezed in ahead of the pack; he spun cinders in, the oppo
nent's eye; he burned cinders first; he snatched the blue rib
bons. An athlete is better than average: "He has stuff on the
ball; he is a fury of glory; he is the spearhead; he is the trail
blazer; he is the apple of the coach's eye.
A first-baseman makes a putout: "The guy on first ended
Elmer's career for the inning; the initial sacker sent the kid
back to the dugout; the first base operator put the cold finger
on him; the first baseman wrote stinko on his run."
Even a Rag sports editor has troubles which border 'on
contemplated suicide. Foremost trouble is this little matter
Ye Sports Scribe must entrust the future of his next day's
sheet to the news editor who doubles as makeup artist. A
makeup-sheet by the scribe serves mainly as an inspiration for
the ad-getters to garner more ads.
A sports editor's page is pushed around more than the Eu
ropean map. Whenever a choice ad comes in, the makeup art
ist doesn't hesitate to remove
erence to our Friday tale about the Kansas game). It's all
in the game. N
able Tigers roared thru St. Louis
leaving only the remanants of the
Eig Six leaders behind them. The
17 to 0 defeat handed the Tigers
today by the Great Lakes aggre
gation was the second of the year.
Great Lakes in the process com
pletely quelled the nation's lead
ing ground gainer, Eob Steuber
and bottled the vaunted Tiger
Bruce Smith's deadly tosses to
former Nebraska star, Fred Pres
ton and ground stabs by Bob
Sweiger produced the first T. D.
the scribe's prize story (no ref
Sweiger hit the middle for a
touchdown climaxing a 65 yard
John Popov slipped off the Mis
souri tackle for 18 yards and the
second touchdown for the Seamen
following an Intercepted aerial by
Belchick that set up the scoring
opportunity. Eob Nelson's 23 yard
placement resulted in the other
Iowa Homecoming Ruined
AMES, la., Oct. 31. Snorty
Luster's Oklahoma's Sooners pil
fcred Iowa State with two first
half touchdown blasts and then
stemmed the rolling Cyclones in
the second stanza to spoil the
Iowans homecomine. 14 to 7 here
Lightning aerial thrusts by Huel
Hamm and sledge-hammer plung
ing by Eddie Davis shackled the
Inspired Cyclones. Hamm rifled a
20 yard aerial bullet to Boone
Baker who slipped 14 yards for
the initial score and Davis ripped
the center for the other.
Royal Lohry and Paul Darling,
Iowa's pent-up offensive twins
manufactured the Cyclone talley
in spurring a third period 25 yard
drive to goal dust. Lohry scored
Long, Zikmund, Eisenhart
Spark UN To
Big Six gridiron bubble of the
Nebraska Cornhuskers continued
to grow fatter Saturday when
Mentor Presnell's team added
Kansas to the growing list of
Roy Long, previously a third
string signal barker, was the nec
essary offensive ingredient which
added the winning punch. Long,
Al Zikmund and Ki Eisenhart
clicked thru the tiring Jayhawk
line in the fourth period to pull
out the 14-7 victory.
Tho the win boosted the Husk-
Top Loop Race
BIO SIX STANDINGS.
wit Iti. OP.
Nebraska 3 0 0 47 7
Missouri 2 0 0 91 8
Oklahoma 2 1 0 39 14
Kansas 1 2 0 20 46
Kansas State 0 2 9 6 71
Iowa State 0 3 0 16 79
GAMES THIS WEEK.
Missouri vs. Nebraska at Lincoln.
Kansas State vs. Okloham at Norman.
Washington V. (St. Louis) vs. Kansas
lima State vs. Vlllanova at Vlllanova
RESULTS LAST WEEK.
Nebraska 14, Kansas 7.
Great Lakes 17, Missouri 0.
Wichita 9, Kansas state 0.
Oklahoma 14, Iowa State 7.
Big Six play rode the elimina
tion process into a two-way derby
last week. Only Missouri and Ne
braska remain in the Big Six race
and that draw will be eliminated
at Lincoln Saturday barring tie
Nebraska had to squeeze to
withstand a last-ditch assault of
Evans passes for a 14-7 win. Mis
souri stepped out of league com
petition and into a 17-0 loss to the
Great Lakes training team.
Little Wichita belittled its "big"
interstate neighbor, Kansas State,
by tipping the Wildcats, 9-0. Okla
homa, probable contender for
third-place Big Six laurels, had to
pull an all-out for victory stint
to tip Iowa State, 14-7, in one of
the hardest fought games of the
tefrfo s I I; IK
"I never saw a fighting man who
didn't cherish the very thought of
a pause with Coca-Cola. That
goes for workers in fac
tories, too. Ice-cold Coke
Is something more than
the drink that answers
thirst. It adds the feel of
"In war, Undo Sam re
stricts the supply. But
there's still enough for
many refreshing pauses.
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ers into a play-off for the title
with Mizzou this week, injuries
inflicted enroute may prove costly
against the Huskers. Marv Athey's
severely gashed his right eye, Dale
Bradley severed a nerve in his
side and Vic Schleich injured his
shin. Every gridder who saw
continuous action came thru
bruised and battered.
Bradley, Schleich and Athey
were on the sidelines in sweat
togs last night, but they will be
available Saturday. Indication
was strong that Roy Long will
start in front of Dale Bradley if
the regular left half's side fails
to respond to treatment.
While the Huskers had to func
tion to the limit for victory, their
next opponent bumped into a hot
Great Lakes. Even offensive
sparkler, Bob Steuber, couldn't
keep the Tigers from absorbing a
17-0 loss at the hands of the navy
Prominent in the Great Lakes
victory was 1941 Cornhusker End
Fred Preston. Fred's snatching
of former All American Bruce
Smith's tosses sparked the sailor
Steuber Main Threat.
If Nebraska is to conquer
Mizzou Saturday, defensive inter
est must center thoroly on two
Tiger ball-packers who pack
amazing averages. Fullback Bull
Reece, tough as a Marlin spike,
plunged with abandon, vigor and
a five yard per try average.
Speedy Bob Steuber has broken
away for enough long runs to as
sure a seven yard plus running
average. His passes are another
item which must be checked.
A bright light in the Huskcr
victory was Al Zikmund's return
to form. The blond whiz of Rose
Bowl fame had the slippery speed
and seemed to conquer his 1942
Considering that Zikmund
wasn't even supposed to play Sat
urday, his play on an injured limb
augered trouble for Missouri.
Give Zikmund's leg another week
of treatment and he'll be able to
employ full speed against the
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from the one yard marker.
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