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Thursday, February 8, 1951
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Coach Ed Weir's Nebraska
cindermen will be facing their
lirst big test Saturday when the
Kansas Jayhawks, last year's Big
Seven indoor champions, journey
Up from Lawrence.
Ray Prochaska and Ike Hans
com, assistant coaches who have
handled the coaching during
Weir's recent illness, expressed
optimism in the outcome, while
agreeing that the Kansans will
provide a much tougher obstacle
for the Huskers than did either
Iowa state or Colorado. Weir
down with a "slipped disc" in his
back, but will probably be up fcr
the meet Saturday.
Since the meet will be the first
of the year for the Jayhawks,
up-and-coming sophomores and
untested upperclassmcn could up
set the odds which seem to favor
Three Jays
Three of the Jayhawks figure
to be particularly bothersome to
the Huskers. Jack Greenwood
and Bob Devinncy have, for the
past two years, been setting ex
ceptional marks in the 60 yatd
dash and in both hurdle events.
Nebraska track fans should re
member Herb Semper, Kansas'
two-mi ler. The fiery red-head
blazed to a new conference out
door record for the two-mile in
the Big Seven meet held at Lin
coln last year.
Nebraska's undefeated sopho
more, Bob Krueger, will meet
much tougher competition in the
speedy Semper than he has had
to face so far this year.
Also In Mile
Semper will also run in the
mile along with Bill Farney,
Keith Palmquist and Dave Brei
denthal. Nebraska's double entry
of Ken Jacobs and Gene Yelkin
finished in a first place tie against
Lee Alexander will carry Ne
braska's colors against Green
wood and Devinney in the bU
Kenney Rises
In KJJ Esteem
There's a new ace rising in
KU's deadly deck of one-handed
sharpshooters. He is Bob Ken
ney, sturdy 185-pound junior who
will take the floor against Ne
braska Saturday night.
Some railbirds will tell you
this 6-2 driver is the Jayhawk
ers' best all-around performer
right now. Others say he can't
miss attaining such stature by
the season's end.
Bob was one of last year's
fabulous sophomore troupe
which surprised everyone, in
cluding their own coaches, with
a closing surge that earned them
a three-way tie for the confer
ence flag and the right to meet
Bradley in a Fifth District NCAA
playoff. Although he played at
least a portion of all 25 games,
the burr-headed Winfielder did
not develop as rapidly as some
of his rookie mates. He would
be brilliant one night, chilly the
next. He was a regular almost
all the way but finished sixth
on the Red and Blue score chart
With 83 points.
11 Games Do It
Bob surpassed this total in his
llth game of the season, help
ing rip Missouri's zone defense
with seven goals, to bring his
seasonal aggregate then to 88
points. This blast lifted him to
second place among Jayhawk
scorers, trailing only mountain
ous Clyde Lovellette.
However, Kenney's true ex
cellence lies in his all-department
strength. He is third high
among the club's rebounders and
fourth in assists. Furthermore
he is developing as a defender,
something rapidly approaching a
lost species, and his scoring ef
forts are highly divirsified. Ken
ney is the only Jayhawk who
can score equally well off the
drive or a one-hand set.
What's the secret behind the
ascension of the 19-year-old Ark
Valleyan? It's no secret at all,
according to Allen.
"Bob's improvement is simply
normal for a boy with ability,"
the veteran maestro points out.
"He works hard, takes coaching
well and has the' desire. Fe is
one of our most valuable
. players."
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yard dash. Dan Tolman, who was
clocked in 7.7 against the Buffs,
and Don Bedker will run the
high hurdles, and Wendy Cole
and Bedker will compete in the
lows against the pair. The hurdle
races should provide some of the
closest competition of the meet.
Beerllne and Thode
Devinney and Don Smith will
be Kansas' chief hope in the
broad Jump against Nebraska's
two .outstanding sophomores
Glen Beerline and Irv Thode.
Beerline, whose injured foot hob
bled him against Colorado, should
be able to better his 22-foot 7
inch mark. Thode, who placed
first with a 22-foot 10-inch effort
against the Buffs, seems to be
improving as the season pro
gresses. Don Cooper and Leonard Kehl
figure to outdo anything the
Kansans put up in the pole vault.
Jim Floyd, Marvin Rengel and
Norman Steanson will be vault
ing for the Jayhawks.
Dick Meissner and Thode will
go for Nebraska in the high jump
against Kansas' lone entry, Duane
Paul Grimm and Lowell Niel-
om-. will Ho nnshinff the shot ill
hopes for a first Nebraska win
in that event, uaien fiss, merun
Gish and Chuck Krone are the
K. U. entries.
In the middle distance runs,
Kansas snecialtv. Ne
braska this year can go against
the best witn me specmcuiai
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copped both the 440 and 880
against Colorado, win run bkuiusi
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Farncy and Aylward in the halt
mile, and against uub"!
Horshbpreer. Schritzel, and Reid-
erer in the quarter-mile.
Mcuonneu ncrc
in intorfistinff sidelight of the
meet will be the presence of Jim
McConnell, an an-arouna mu.ih
fny Uio Himirprs last year.
McConnell is now assistant tracK
coach at Kansas.
It was announced Wednesday
that the starting time of the
meet was further set up from
6-30 to 6 p.m. in order to allow
lor the Nebraska-Kansas basket
ball game which begins at 8
Sigma Nu
Takes Winter
Bowling Title
Sigma Nu downed Delta Theta
Phi last week to take the All
University w i nt e r intramural
bowling championship. This vic
tory climaxed a long series of
matches leading ip to the cham
pionship. Sigma Nu got there by
defeating two other teams in a
three-way play-off.
Both Delta Sigma Pi and the
Phi Gams fell victim to the
strikes and spares of Bob Roeser
and his Sigma Nu brothers. Roe
ser and Don Shepard were the
leading scorers for Sigma Nu dur
ing the whole season of tourna
ment play.
It was also necessary for the
Delta Theta's to wade through
another three-way play-off which
occurred in the competition be
tween the different colleges of
the University. Led by Ward
Zimmerman, who was the team s
highest scorer for the whole
tournament, the Delta Thetas
lowered the boom on both Alpha
Kappa Psi, the business admin
istration fraternity, and the Den
tal College frosh.
The question now is can Sigma
Nu retain the championship as
the different squads begin play
this week in the spring keglers
Sooner Frosh
Is Speedster
Juel Sweatte, a 200-pound
freshman football player from
Georgetown, S. C, donned track
shoes for the first time in his
life last week and quickly ran
the Oklahoma varsity into sur
render. When Sweatte reported for
track, Coach John Jacobs suited
him up and then asked his son
Bill Jacobs, back from a tour of
South Africa with an American
track team, to show Sweatte the
correct starting stance.
Sweatte's first opponent in a
60-yard wash was Charles "Bird
Dog" Coleman, 190-pound Big
Seven conference outdoor 440
yard champion, who last week
ran a 49.1-second leg on Okla
homa's Sugar Bowl champion
ship mile relay team. Coleman
isn't a sprinter, but he isn't slow,
But at the pistol shot, the blond
South Carolinian leaped from
the mark and with a smooth,
ground-hugging style, beat Cole
man by four yards in 6.3 seconds
without taking off his sweat suit.
A few minutes later two addi
tional Sooner track men, Broad
jumper Quanah Cox and Hurdler
Jimmy Smith, reported. Con
cealing a grin, Jacobs matched
both with Sweatte. Again
Sweatte won by four yards in
6.3 seconds.
The school indoor record is
6.2 seconds, set in 1942 by
Orville Mathews. Sweatte won't
be eligible until next season un
less conference dads unexpect
edly declare freshmen eligible.
DON COOPER ... is favored to take his third straight vaulting
victory for the Huskers as Nebraska meets Kansas this Saturday.
Tigers Boast 14
On Indoor Track Squad
Fourteen lettermen, with at
least one spotted in each event
except the 880, make up Mis
souri's quota of veteran track
men as the Tigers shape-up for
the 1951 indoor season.
Coach Tom Botts' cindermen
seem to be shaping up fairly well.
Shot-putters and pole-vaulters
are scarce, but Botts figures his
squad is, on the whole, well
equipped to face the rigors of
Big Seven competition.
"We're improving," the tall
track chief concedes, "but still
have a long way to go to meas
ure up to competitive standards."
Six Good Events
Botts can feel good about six
events in which his entries will
be the same as last year, spiced
here and there by promising
sophomores. This will be true
in the 60, mile, two-mile, high
hurdles, broad jump and high
jump. It's no secret, either, that
the Tigers with Capt. Bill Mc
Guire, Bob Fox and sophomore
Pete Gallup leading the mara
thoners hope to cut loose their
Sunday punch in the distance
On the other hand, graduation
reduced Mizzou's 440 and mile
relay strength to tatters, besides
whittling down the half-mile and
shot-put detachments. Three of
the seven lettermen who used
uo their eligibility last June were
quartermilers Bob Schuster, Gil
Phillips and Elmer Klein. An
other 440 specialist, Jim Whit
acre, had one more year of com
petition but didn't return to
school in September. Other losses
were: Jean Madden and Duane
Wolfe, half-mile; Kelly Pelts and
Ron Middleton, shot-put.
Two Title-holders
Heading the list of top per
formers back this year are two
indoor title-holders high-jumper
Bob Gorden and sprinter Byron
Clark and the Tigers' distance
standouts, McGuire and Fox.
Gorden shared first-place in
doors with Virg Severns of Kan
sas State, and won the outdoor
crown at Lincoln last spring. His
best jump of the year was a
6-ft. 734-inch effort to tic Vern
McGrew of Rice for first in the
Big Seven-Southwest meet at
Dallas. This was good for fifth
place on the N.C.A.A. tables in
Clark won the indoor 60 a year
ago, equalling the loop record
of :06.2 in a qualifying heat. Mc
Guire, of course, is a past Big
Seven indoor champion. He won
the mile as a sophomore in 1949,
with a record time of 4:17.2 the
mark tied last year by KU's Bob
Karnes. Fox, just another plod
der indoors, found his two-mile
stride last spring, finishing sec
ond to Kansas' Herb Semper in
the Big Seven outdoor meet and
sixth in the 'N.C.A.A. two-mile
grind. He was runnerup to Sem
per again last fall in the confer
ence two-mile race.
By events, Missouri's veterans
are distributed like this: Clark,
60-yd. dash; Randy Vanet, 440;
McGuire and Chester Franz, mile;
Fox, two-mile; Harold Carter, low
hurdles; Frank Bardot and Bob
Foster, high hurdles; Gorden and
Dick Odor, high jump; Dick
Moore, pole vault; Phil Brusa,
shot put; Laddie Stovall and
Lome Buchnf broad jump.
Both Foster and Odor lettered
as sophomores, but failed to make
the grade last year. Foster ripped
a thigh muscle just before the
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season started and was out tor
the full indoor, schedule. Odor,
after tying for second place in the
1949 Big Seven indoor meet,
didn't accrue enough points to
get his monogram last year.
Mizzou's sophomore crop comes
up to the varsity arena well rec
ommended. Tiger yearlings scored
heavily in the distance events
last spring to win the confer
ence outdoor postal meet with a
128-point total. Least impressed,
naturally, is Coach Botts. He
"Mel Sheehan did a fine job
of coaching the freshmen last
year, and they came nearer maxi
mizing their ability than most
first-year squads generally do.
We'll be extremely fortunate if
this year's sophomores come
through as nicely as did the 1950
Best prospects among the rookie
trackmen are: John Boucher, for
mer state 100 and 440 titlist; Gal
lup, postal mile and two-mile
winner and second in the 880;
Jerry Piper, second in the postal
two-mile and third in the mile;
Bert McVay, former Class B 880
champion: Bill Fessler, hurdles;
and Bob Becker, shot put.
Sooner, Buff
Grapplers Meet
Oklahoma s red-clad confer
ence wrestling champions come
to Boulder Saturday afternoon
at 3 p. m. in the toughest test
yet this season for Coach Ray
Jenkins' improved Buffalo grap
plers. Oklahoma began this season
with an unbelievable defeat of
Oklahoma A. & M., winner of 75
consecutive dual meets, an, per
ennial national titlists in colle
giate wrestling. (The Oklags
will appear later this season in
Boulder on March 2.)
The fast-working Sooners, un
doubtedly one of the finest mat
squads in the nation, will boast
Big Seven champion Billy Bor
ders in the lightweight 123-pound
Last year Borders twice edged
Colorado's young Bob Worster
the second time for the confer
ence championship. But this year
Worster has been ousted from
his starting berth by a sensation
al new sophomore, George Ar
temis of Golden, Colo. Whether
or not Artemis can stop Borders
will be one of the big crowd
drawing questions Saturday.
Last Saturday Oklahoma was
defeated by Iowa State teachers.
1950 national collegiate and AAU
champions. Colorado has won 4
and lost 1 until this week. Thurs-
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Home Ec Group
Plans Luncheon
The Xi chapter of Phi Upsilon
Omicron, honorary home eco
nomics group, will observe its
Founders day Saturday, Feb. 10.
A luncheon will be held at
the Foods and Nutrition building
at the University for alumnae
and members of the active chap
ter. Jo Ann Skucius, a home
economics senior, will tell of her
experiences ir. Europe last sum
mer as an international farm
youth delegate.
In perhaps one of the best in
tramural cage games of the year
Tuesday night the previously un
beaten Rinkydinks fell to a re
surging band of Dorm A Comets
by a 46-45 score. The Comets,
winners of only one game in
three starts going Into the fray,
played an inspired game
throughout and finally won out
with closing rally.
The Rinkydinks, only yester
day ranked fourth Independent
ly, were on the front end of a
26-25 score at halftime after both
outfits scored 11 in the first
quarter. The Rinkydinks upped
their margin to five points and
held a 38-33 lead going into the
final frame.
Fourth Period Rally
Dan Switzer and Al Curtis
were the men of the hour for the
Comets, however, and with them
sparking the way, the men from
Dorm A outscored the losers
13-7 in the fourth quarter. The
game was so close that both
teams carefully checked the
scorebooks, thinking that per
haps the game would go into
overtime, but there was no ex
tra period needed; the Comets
had won a great game.
Bill Giles with 18 points
topped the game's scorers as he
led the losers cause. Chuck Hun
Icy added eight more. Switzer
was high for the Comets with 15
while Curtis came through with
The top-ranked Phi Delts
barely made it through the eve
ning. Sigma Nu wilted after
starting strong and the Phi
Delts wound up on top of a 28
26 score in a good game.
Hold Lead
The Nu's led the favored Phi
Delts 13-9 going into the second
period, but a sturdy defense held
them at bay during that stanza
and the Phi Delts emerged with
a 16-14 halftime lead.
The last half was close alt the
way but the Phi Delts managed
to match for point with the un
derdog Nu's an dthat was the
Altman led the scorers, getting
13 for Sigma Nu. Chick Battey
again topped the victors' scoring
chart with ten markers, most of
them coming via the free throw
The Veterans routed the Red
Guidons in the first half of their
scheduled contest Tuesday and
then coasted to an easy win. The
Vets held a 27-2 halftime mar
gin. Newcomb Leads
Newcomb with 18 and Torrens
with 17 were the big point get
ters for the winners. Don Biesen
dorfer netted six, tops for the
The unbeaetn Geologists added
win number four to their record
as they humbled the surprised
Lilies 52-28. The Lilies, one of
the competition's stronger teams,
was simply no match for the po
tent Geologists.
It' was a- game' for' only 'one
quarter and then the Lilies were
through. First quarter score read
12-10, but the following quar
ter scores showed 20-12, 36-13
and 52-28.
Jumpin' Jack Yelkin was the
scoring cog in the Geology ma
chine as usual. Big Jack con
nected with 23 points. Johnson
topped the Lily scoring with 13
The Dusters put on a scoring
orgy to gain their third win of
the season. They have lost two.
They pounced upon the Gunners
and took a 69-43 decision in the
highest scoring contest to date
this year.
Top Scoring
Dan Lindquist contributed
to the winning total with Bob
Johnson producing 14 and Gordon
Gay adding 13. Stockton topped
the losers' efforts with a 18 point
total. Mohannah conected for 16
Unbeaten Warriors took care of
Union Plans Neiv
Series of Movies
Providing entertainment for
students is one of the purposes
of the Union.
The showing of movie shorts
is one of the Union's new addi
tions for entertainment.
.Three or four shorts will be
shown Monday, Feb. 12 and
Wednesday, Feb. 14 at noon in
the lounge.
The shorts will run 35 to 40
minutes. Topics of sports, trav
el, general interest items and
cartoons will be included. The
following shorts will be shown
Monday: Basketball Thrills of
1950; Seeing New .York and
Comedy Shorts.
Of course your sweetheart has a sweet tooth so thrill her
Feb. 14th with our special Valentine assortment of delectable
chocolates. Valentine tuned heart box.
a Rood Cllv YMCA outfit Tuesday
nieht. The Warrior rolled to
32-17 third .quarter .lead and
coasted in to a 33-24 win.
Hunson of the losers topped the
game's scoring with ten points
eieht. and seven to ice th game.
They were Strasheim, Lawton and
Stars in Close One
The Dorm A Stars had every
thing their own way in the first
half in their game with Nebraska
Co-op, but almost lost the con
test to Charley Broughton and
company in the second hall.
The Stars owned a 18-8 half-
time lead, but managed to win
only by a 31-27 count. Broughton
poured .18 .points through the
hoops, 14 in the second half, to
lead the scorers. Coley or the vic
tors scored eight.
The Bookmakers pulled a mild
upset in their Tuesday contest by
edging the Pirates by a 29-28
score. Three men each scored six
counters to lead the victors. They
were Vodendahl, McCumber, and
R. Severson. Hall of the Pirates
was tops for the evening with ten.
Phillips Continue
With Bob Clark and Johnette
scoring all but two of the Phillips
33 points, the, high-flying Phillips
crew slapped down a scrappy
Plugger outfit, 27-19.
The score was close, 12-11, at
halftime but the winners pulled
away in the second half. Clark's
16 markers was high for the
game. Hemphill collected 11 for
the Pluggcrs.
Aggie Scores .
Out Ag College way the scores
went as were expected. Ag Col
lege YMCA "A" won a 27-17 con
test from the Ag Extension Annex
and the Plamors were downing
the Ag YMCA "B" squad by a
30-21 count. Theta Chi turned in
their first win of the season by
dropping Acacia, 30-16.
The Pill Rollers also grabbed
' 'action' 'against the Huskers in
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Husker Matmen Head East
With Three Meets on Tap
The University of Nebraska's wrestling team travels
east for three dual meets this week.
The Husker matmen tangle with Iowa Teachers at
Cedar Falls, la. on Thursday; Cornell College at Cornell,
la. on Friday and the University of Wisconsin at Madison
on Saturday.
Nebraska wrestlers have wonone encounter and
dropped three so far this season.
The lone win was at the expense
! of Denver U. The losses were at
the hands of Oklahoma A.&M., i
University of Colorado and the ;
University of Wyoming.
The Huskers invade a wrestling
powerhouse at Cedar Falls. Last
year the Teachers won a grand
slam by taking both the National
Collegiate and National AAU
Dave McCuskey, in his 17 years
as coach at Iowa Teachers, has
yet to lose a match to the Huskers.
The Teachers have won all ten
Coach Al Partin feels that the
team will be strengthened by the
return of Kenny Fisher, sopho
more from Omaha. Fisher missed
the western trip because of inju
ries. The traveling squad:
121-Louis Caniglia, Omaha; 130
Harold Gilliland, Curtis; 137
Perry Lytell, Omaha: 147-Ken-neth
Fisher, Omaha; 157-Ed Lane,
Council Bluffs, la.; 167-Dave
Mackey, Omaha; 177-Don Raub,
Salina, Kan.; Heavyweight-Herb
Reese, Omaha.
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i their first triumph of the seMoii
back on the city campus as they
'came from behind in the last
j quarter to down Dorms B C.
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and H. Deines each contributed
nine to the winners' total.
Sig Alphs Edge
Sigma Alpha Epsilon snatched
one out of the fire Tuesday as
they edged Phi Gamma Delta.
The final score read 24-23, SAE.
The Phi Gams outscored the
victors 4-3 in a low scoring first
period but fell behind at half-
j time. The score at rest iime was
j ten to eight in favor of the Slg
The winners increased the slim
lead in the third stanza and held
a 20-16 margin with only eight
minutes to play. A late Fiji rally
led by Jim Schleiger narrowed
the gap and just fell short of giv
ing the game to the Phi Gams.
Schlelcer's eight points was tops
in the contest. Brown collected
seven for the SAE cause.
The final game of the evening
went down as a win for the Ag
Men's Club "A" as they accepted
a forfeit from Vocational Ag.
"Preach" Calls
For Golfers
Varsity golf coach Marv
"Preacher" Franklin issued a
"get-ready" call to all varsity
golf aspirants today. Coach
Franklin announced that the golf
driving nets are now up in tha
basement of the coliseum and thrit
all men interested in making the
Nebraska golf team and capable
of breaking 80 should plan now
to spend some time u. Ing the
nets. Qualifying flights will be
announced later when the
weather permits.
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Iowa State winter sports teams
will all be in action once this
week with four contests on the
The swimmers will be the first
to go into acon, facing Illinois
Thursday in the Iowa State pool.
Northwestern's wrestling team
will make its first appearance in
Ames since Jan. 10, 1938. The
Wildcats, 211.2-4,2 victims on
that occasion, will be in Ames
Saturday is the day Cyclone
track and basketball teams will
be busy. The cinder squad will
be at Missouri and the cagers at
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