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Tuesday, February 27, 1951
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Indoor Track Competition
Tough for NU Cindermen
One of the finest arrays of
stars in conference history will
parade into Kansas City's Mu
nicipal auditorium this weekend
for the twenty-third revival of
the Big Seven Indoor Track
Outstanding track athletes from
ell Big Seven schools as well as
representatives from . eight Kan
sas City, Mo., and four Kansas
City, Kan., high schools will par
ticipate in the annual carnival
which gets under way Friday at
Preliminaries and semi-finals
In the dash events, hurdles, shot
put, 440 and 880-yard runs are
scheduled Friday night along with
the preliminary and final broad
jump competition. Championship
events will start Saturday at 8
p.m. before an expected full
Missouri's power-laden squad
will take to the auditorium
boards favorites to wrest the
crown from defending champion
Kansas. The Tigers have eight re
turning point winners from last
year's fourth place squad, while
th best first and second place
Kansas and Nebraska can mus
ter is four each.
Adding luster to the indoor
highlight is the possibility of eight
of the 12 records either being
broken or tied. Old marks im
periled are in the mile, two-mile,
440, 60-yard dash and low hrdles,
pole vault, and broad jump.
Pole vault, broad jump, and
two-mile marks already have ben
bettered in dual competition this
spring, while the high jump rec
ord has been tied.
Although he will have to do it
In the indoor meet to make it
official, Nebraska's Don Cooper
has bettered the old pole vault
of 13' 11-," set by Bill Carroll
of Oklahoma in 1950, four times
with his best effort "being 14' 5-
against Kansas State last week.
That work not only is an out
standing conference feat, but also
one of the best indoor vaults ever
Herb Hoskins, Kansas State's
stock broad jumper, is another
potentnial record breaker. The
Wildcat star's leap of 24' 1 V4" in
the Michigan State relays this
spring tops the second oldest
mark on the books a 24'-"
spring by Norman Pederson of
Iowa State in 1946.
Back to defend his title in the
two-mile will be Captain Herb
Semper of the Kansas team, but
he'll be hard pressed to beat off
challengers for his low of 9:26.4.
An able challenger will be Mis
souri's Bob Fox who galloped the
distance event in 9:25.3 against
The high jump mark of 6' 5-"
recorded by Tom Scofield of Kan
sas in 1948 has been equalled by
BOB riKKlt. . . . nears me up
time Husker basketball scoring
mark. Bob annexed 13 more
points against Kansas State
Monday night to up his total
for the year to 347 markers.
This is only 13 shy of the record
established by Bus Whitehead
last year. Seven points in each
of the remaining contests with
Oklahoma and Missouri will
give the Husker senior the
new all-time scoring mark of
367. Nearest NU competitor in
the scoring department for Bob
is Jim Buchanan with 267
markers to date.
C, D Cagers
The "suaaen aeam "ulu
will begin for Nebraska's Class C
and D basketball teams this
The lower division schools
start things rolling in district
Regional meets are listed at
16 Class C and 30 Class D sites.
A total of 418 teams start the
three-week qualifying grind.
There are 142 in the C division
and 276 in Class D.
Class A and B schools will
start their district tournament
next week, the same time the
C and D regional winners are
holding payoff battles.
The 1950 state Class C cham
pion, Chadron Prep, begins its
bid for a return ticket to Lincoln
at the Hayo Springs regional
Wednesday. Coach Archie Conn's
crew Is paired againBt Morrill.
They are favored to win the
Hay Springs tournament.
The Glenvil ball club, 1950
champions In Class D, are en
tered In the regional tournament
at Hastings. They will open their
bid for a repeat against Fair
field. Coach Howar Zook's squad
are favored to win this tourna
ment too despite the loss of their
1950 star, Ronald Zook.
The schools will forget their
past-season records when they
bid for trips to Lincoln lor the
state tournament. The final
glory in Nebraska buBkethall is
won at Lincoln. The state tourna
ment is scheduled March 14-17
et the collreum.
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Dick Meissner of Nebraska. Other
potential recorders are Bob Gar
den of Missouri and Dick Jones
of Oklahoma both of whom have
Two other returning record
holders are Byron Clark of Mis
souri and Merwin Hodel from
Colorado. Clark tied the dash
mark of :06.2 last year which was
chalked up the year before by
CU's Don Campbell. Hodel tied
the record of :07.4 in the 60-yard
high hurdles set by Bnd Gartiser
of Missouri in 1948.
Clark has hit 6.3 twice this sea
son, with Augie Raso of Colorado
also turning in a 6.3 time. Other
challengers in the dash could be
Thane Baker of Kansas State, Lee
Alexander of Nebraska, and
Quanah Cox of Oklahoma, all of
whom have recorded 6.4 in duals
1950 first place winners back
for another title bid are: Clark,
MU, 60-yard dash; Hodel, CU, 60
yard low hurdles; Jerry Meador,
OU, 440; Spencer, KU, two-mile;
Hoskins, KS, broad jump; and
Gorden, MU, high jump. Virgil
Severns of KS, co-titlest In the
high jump, is not expected back
because of participation in the
Pan American games now being
held at Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Oklahoma will be defending
champion in the mile relay and
John Jacobs' long-legged Sooners
appear probable repeaters. The
quartet of Cox, Jones, Meader
and Charles Coleman are unde
feated this season with victories
at the Sugar Bowl and Michigan
State indoors and a dual with
Schedule of events:
7:00 High school 60 yard dash trials.
7:30 High hurdle trials.
7:50 60 yard dnsh trials.
g-10 High hurdle semi-finals.
8:20 60 yard dash, semi-finals.
8:30 60 yard low hurdle trials.
8:50 High school low hurdle trials.
9:10 60 yard low hurdle semi-finals.
:30 440 trials.
9:45 High school 440 trials.
10:05 880 trials.
10:20 High school 880 yard trials.
10:40 440 semi-finals.
10:50 High school relay preliminaries.
8:00 Broad Jump trials; finals Imme
8:00 Shot put trials.
8:00 60 -yard high hurdles.
8:10 High school 60 yard dash.
8:2060 yard dash.
8:25 Iigh school 60 yard low hurdles.
8:30 60 yard low hurdles.
8:50 Mile run.
(t:00 High school 440 yard run.
9:10 440 yard run.
9:30 Two mile run.
9:45High school 880 yard run.
9:55 880 yard run.
10:05 High school 8 lap relay.
10:20 Mile relay.
7:00 Pole vault.
8:00 Shot put.
8:30 High Jump.
by Glenn Nelson
The University of Nebraska's
wrestling team branded Omaha
university 24-8 Friday night in
the Coliseum. Coach Al Partin's
men were beaten in only two
contests as they gained their
third straight dual victory.
The Miisk-prs were never head
ed as they swept the lighter
weights to gain a 21 point lead
before the Omahans scored.
Ken Brown won the snortest
matr-h f the evening by pinning:
Bill Moore with 42 seconds gone.
In the only other lail on me
narri T.vnn Farris. OU's 167-
pounder, threw Al Johnson of
the Huskers in 3:07.
Charles Mancuso, the Indians
I77nnnnr1 pntrv. defeated Harley
Richardson in the closest bout of
the meet. As time ran out, Man
cuso slyly kept away irom xne
game Richardson to hold on to
his slim 3-2 lead.
Herb Reese extended his un
defeated string to ten straight in
decisioned Omahan Howard By
ron 8-0 having near falls in the
first and third rounds.
Turning in his first varsity
af ntm nni T)a.rrfll Adamson.
Husker sophomore, completely
outclassed Leonard Schulter to
win the 130 pound event.
In the 137-pound class, .ferry
Leitel staved off a late bid by In
dian Frank Mancuso to take a
fl-7 decision. Mancuso nearly
pinned Leitel in the final min
ute, but Perry escaped.
Tfpn Fisher, rerjresenting Ne-
hrnKkQ in the 147-oound tussle,
overpowered Bob Grau to win a
Tiaw Mtukli. 157 nound Ne-
braskan, led OU's Paul Bashus
4-1 before a sprained ankle
forced the Omahan to forfeit.
In an exhibition bout held
prior to the dual, Ron Martis,
NU freshman, lougnt to a ciose
3-2 decision over Christianson of
The Huskers re slated for an
other duel this Friday when they
tangle with the University of
Oklahoma. The Sooners defeat
ed Oklahoma A. & M. earlier
this year to hand the Aggies their
first loss in some 78 consecutive
duals. The meet will be held in
Ken Brown (N) pinned Bill
Moore in :42.
Darren" Adamson (N) decis
ioned Leonard Schulter, 4-0.
Perry Leitel (N) decisioned
Frank Mancuso, 9-7.
Ken Fisher (N) decisioned
Bob Grau, 7-1.
Dave Mackie (N) won over
Paul Bashus, 4-1.
Lynn Farris (O) pinned Al
Johnson in 8:07.
Charles Mancuso (O) deci
sioned Harley Bichardson, 8-2..
Herb Reese (N) decisioned
Howard Byran, 8-0.
Auburn early Monday signed
Ralph Jordan of Georgia to a
five-year contract as head foot
ball coach. The salary was not
HOBE JONES ... will be the
Nebraska hope in the middle
distance races at the Big Seven
Indoor Track and Field Meet
in Kansas City this weekend.
By JERRY BAILEY
Will Ford Konno atted NU
There is one chance in a million
that the Hawaiian high school
swimming champ might decide to
come to Nebraska. If he does,
it will be because Hawaiian stu
dents on campus have urged him
to. One of his friends from Hono
lulu has written him, urging him
to enroll at Nebraska next year.
Sixty colleges and universities,
among them Yale, Harvard,
Princeton, and Ohio State, have
made juicy unofficial offers in
attempts to snare the young mer
man. Ford Konno set two new na
tional high school records on
Feb. 16. when he swam the 200-
yard and 220-yard free-styles in
1.55.2 and 2.07.7 respectively.
Last year Konno became the
only American ever to defeat
Hironoshin Furuhashi, the "Flying
fish of Japan." He broke Furu-
hashi's world record tor the 880
vard water dash.
Konno is now a senior at
Hawaii's McKinley high school.
He has been described as being
"five foot four, weighing less
than 140 pounds."
Hawaiian students, from a ter
ritory famous for producing
phenomenal swimmers, would De
understandably proud if Ford
Konno could join them here. The
holder of two national and one
world's record would be quite an
addition to the University's swim
The University of Nebrask cin
dermen had their last Warmup
for the Big Seven Indoor Track
Meet when they dropped a 54-50
decision to the University of
Oklahoma track team last Sat
urday. The conference meet is
scheduled for Kansas City, Kas.,
this Friday and Saturday.
But even in their defeat, the
Huskers didn't lose the meet un
till the last event. Although they
had trailed the Sooners "through
out the entire meet the Husker
hopes soared when both Glenn
Beerline and Irving Thode bet
tered 23 feet in the broadjump.
These two leaps were better than
Sooner Jimmy Smith had "been
able to put out. However, on his
last leap. Smith passed both Hus
ker marics to give the meet to
Oklahoma. Smith is the only
senior on Coach Jacobs squad.
Hobe Jones proved he has en
durance as well as speed by -winning
both the 880 and the mile.
He streaked to new records in
both events. The young sopho
more will be a top contender for
conference honors in at least one
Don Cooper also proved his
tremendous pole vaulting is no
fluke this year by topping 14
feet with a different pole than
the one he ordinarily uses, after
his old one broke.
Ken Jacobs showed his versa
tility by concentrating on the two
mile and winning it in 10:4. He
took over for the ailing Bob Kru
ger who was forced out of the
meet by sickness.
Dan Tolman made up for the
loss of veteran "Wendy Cole by
winning both hurdle events. He
turned in his outstanding per
formance of the year and should
do well in the conference meet
Friday and Saturday. Cole has
been bothered by an early season
Dick Meissner wasn't up to his
usual form and failed to win the
high jump for Coach Ed Weir's
squad. He had to satisfied with a
second place ribbon but should
perk up in the conference meet.
The Tluskers agin showed their
weakness in the shot put. The
best the Huskers could do was a
third place by Paul Grimm. "
The Huskers wound up w ith a
4-2 a 11-season record. Tbey
dropped their other decision to
the University of Missouri. But
the performance against Okla
homa 4ndicated the Huskers will
have to be reckoned with in the
final run for conference honors.
Huskers Hold Big
Series Edge Over CU
The Husker victory over the Colorado Buffs by a score of 58 to
45 doubles the number of Nebraska
Since Colorado Joined the Big Seven conference, the Buffs have won
three and the Huskers six of the contests between the two schools.
Sprinting ace for Iowa State.
a second off the old national inter -
free style when he vaily tried to
event last week against Gustavas
Phoe Allen, KU mentor, missed
in his attempt to attain the 500 mark for Jayhawk winnings in
basketball. Allen opened the season with 486 victories since he as
sumed the KU reins for keeps in 1920. His current edition has lifted
the total to 499 by winning 13 of its first 21 games. Overall he owns
a mark of 679 triumphs and 199 losses. Only three active coaches to
day can top this table; Adolph Rupp, Kentucky; Hank Iba, Oklahoma
A & M; and Harold Anderson, Bowling Green.
Charlie Hoag, KU sophomore,
of snorts. The 6-2, 185-pounder
serted spot in the Jayhawk starting
of only seven Jayhawkers who have seen service in all or K.U s
trames. Last autumn Hoag started every football game at left half
back. He gained 940 net yards rushing, scored nine touchdowns, an
passed for a tenth, which netted
I-M Playoffs Still Unsettled;
Only 14 Teams
riftMinff 4-V.A final ffin iflVD
regularly scheduled intramural
cage games only 14 of the 86
competing teams are definitely
out of the playoffs. Only those
14 have no chance whatsoever
of gaining the playoff tourneys
that will decide the fraternity
A" and "B" champs, the De
nominational champs, the Inde
pendent champs, the All-Unaf-
filiated champs ana tne aii-
University champions. The play
offs begin Tuesday, March 6.
Of the original 86 teams par
ticipating in regular season play,
56 are slated to gain the play
offs, leaving 30 with their play
ing finished come this Tuesday.
The closeness of league play
has resulted in the standing be
ing so tied up.
On the brighter side of the
picture, however, 35 teams have
clihched playoff berths, leaving
only 21 more with a chance to
Only three of the 14 leagues
have their playoff representa
tives already picked. Leagues
II, IV and X have their top four
teams already decided and no
win and lose combinations can
In those leagues Sigma Phi
Epsilon, Delta Tau Delta, Sigma
Chi, Kappa Sigma, Pioneer
House, Cornhusker Co-op, Delta
Sigma Phi, Tau Kappa Epsilon,
Ag Men "A," Ag YMCA "A,"
Ag Extension Annex and the
Plamors are the sure playoff
Leagues I. HI, V, VI and XII
have three teams for sure in the
post-season play. Leagues VII,
VIE have two,, for sure while
Leagues IX, XL XHI and XVI
have only one team that cannot
Sigma . Alpha Epsilon could
sew up the fourth position in
league I -by annexing one more
contest or having the Beta Sigs
and Phi Gams each lose just one
Beta Theta Pi, the Pi Kaps
and Theta Xi are currently all
tied for fourth in league III. One
more Theta Chi win or one more
Acacia defeat would Bettle the
league V issue.
The Sic Alpha Bees and Sig
Nu Bees are currently tied for
fourth in league VI and a win
for one and a loss for the other
would untangle this situation.
The Beta Sig Bees also have an
One more win for the Sig Ep
Bees would give them a playoff
berth from league VII. The same
applies to the-AGR Bees in that
Just One More
Beta Theta Pi and Delta Sigma
Phi "B" teams need just one
more win in league VIII to as
sure them of more competition.
One of four teams will lose
out in League IX. Methodist
House is the best bet here al
though Presby House, Lutheran
House and Inter-Varsity could
be forced to quit play when the
The same situation prevails in
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victories over the Boulder crew.
Bob Brown, clipped two-tenths of
collegiate record for the 100-yard
break the world's record for the
Adolphus. His new record is 50.7
his calling again for the third time
is being cast into a new iron man
has moved up to take over a de
lineup in basketball. He is one
him a second team all-Big seven
league XI where the Dental Col
lege Frosh need one more loss
to miss the playoffs. Phi Alpha
Delta, Alpha Sigma Phi and
Delta Theta Phi could be ousted,
One win for the Dusters or
one loss for the Gunners would
settle the league XII issue.
Five teams still have a chance
to fill the three vacancies in
league XIII. The Rinkydinks,
Dorm A Comets, Nebraska Co-op,
Dorms B & C and Pill Rollers
are still in the running. One loss
for B & C and the Pharmacists
would knock them out of the
One loss for the Pirates would
keep things peaceful in league
XIV. However, if they win all
their remaining contests while
the Lilies, Veterans, Bookmakers
lose they could still make it.
As it stands now, some of the
participating outfits in the play
offs will have to be decided by
drawings. This will result only
if some teams tie in the final
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face disappointment before next
Tuesday while 21 others will be
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Wildcats Master NU
To Win Loop Title
Kansas State took clear-cut
ownership of the 1951 Big Sev
en basketball championship Mon
day night by blasting the Ne
braska Cornhuskers, 74-48. It was
the third straight win for the
Wildcats over the Huskers this
year and stretched their loop rec
ord to 9-1. Their all-over count
this season stands at 18-3, good
enough to give the Cats fifth
place in the nation last week.
The Cats started off slow in
dropping the Nebraskans Monday
night. They grabbed an early
4-0 lead on shots by Jack Stone
and Jime Iverson and then man
aged to keep just ahead of the
visitors until five minutes had
elapsed. At that point, the score
stood at 6-4.
Then the vaunted power of
the champions begin to break
loose and working in spurts, they
upped the count to 10-4 and with
about ten minutes gone the score
Te K-Staters maintained that
ten-point bulge throughout the
rest of the first half that ended
About all the Huskers offered
in the first half of play were
three fielders by forward Joe
Good and a couple by Bob Pierce
and Jimmy Buchanan. At the in
termission Good and Pierce each
had seven markers equal to three
Wildcat cagers, Stone, Head and
All doubt if any was ban
ished from the minds of the on
lookers in the second half as the
Cats blazed point after point
through the hoops while holding
the Huskers virtually scoreless.
Up the Lead
The new champions ran their
lead to 43-28 and then upped it
ever farther to hold a 53-33 lead
midway in the final half.
Only four Husker shots found
their way through the hoops in
that second half of play. The oth
er 13 NU counters had to come
via the foul line.
With Jack Stone leading the
way, the Cats really got hot and
rolled to a 70-40 margin with
only four minutes remaining.
Stone scored five consecutive
points during the rush and then
after relaxing a few moments,
returned with four more.
Close the Gap
Nebraska closed the gap a trifle
in the waning moments on a
couple of nifty shots by Jim
Buchanan and three free tosses
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Wildcat Bob Rousey was con
necting with a long shot to th
score at 74-48.
The margin and score wert
practically the same as in their
meeting in Lincoln earlier in the
month. That contest ended 79-50.
Stone wss the point-getter for
the Kansans with 17 markers to
his credit, seven in the first half
and ten in the second. Ed Head
and Jim Iverson each con
tributed 12 to the Wildcat cause
and Guard Ernie Barrett closed
with a rush to add 11 more.
Although scoring only two
field goals, center Bob Pierce
again led the Huskers in scoring.
Bob got 13 markers on the two
goals and nine out of ten free
Joe Good and Jim Buchanan
each upped the Husker total by
11 points. Joe annexed his on,
five goals and one charity toss
while Buchanan's came on four
fielders and three free-throws.
Other scorers for the Harry
Good crew were Bob Merrier
with four, Jim Snyder with
three, Jim Walsh and Bernie
Akromis with two and Bud Ward
and Jesse Sell with one apiece.
Although losing, the Huskers
remained in fifth place tie with
the Iowa State Cyclones who
also lost their Monday night en
counter. The Missouri Tigers
measured the Cyclones 58-54.
The Mizzou win moves the Tigers
into sole possession of third place
in the loop standings, Oklahoma
The Husker meet the same
Oklahomans in their last home
contest this aSturday in the NU
Coliseum. The Huskers cagers
have won their last two home
starts, but will be hard pressed
to gain their third from the
Sooners. The Okies are the only
conference team owning a vic
tory over the champion K-Staters
this year. The Okies also handed
Oklahoma A. & M. their only
defeat this season.
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