Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 21, 1951)
Wednesday, March 21, 1951
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Cole, Jacobs, Jones, Whitaker
Called to the Armed Forces
By Marshall Kushner.
The Big Seven indoor cham
pion track squad is laying prep
arations to open their 1951 out
door season. The Nebraska track
outlook is far from the bright,
Victorious indoor campaign.
Coach Ed Weir recently un
derwent a back operation, and
latest reports are that he will be;
out of action for from s to o
When Coach Weir returns, he
will find that his troubles are
hardly over. His conference
championship team will have
been stripped of some of its per
formers. Lost to the armed forces will
be Hobe Jones, Wayne Whita
ker, Wendell Cole and Ken Ja
cobs. This quartet contributed a
total of 13 points to the Husker
scoring in the Kansas City in
Jacobs was a constant point
getter in the mile run and in
the 880 in the dual meets. His
third place in the mile run in
the conference meet aided the
Huskers cause a great deal.
Jones has been one of the
standout performers on the team
this year. During the season he
smashed several dual meet rec
ords, and then proceeded to the
conference meet to win the 880
in 1:56.4, a new Nebraska rec
ord clocking. His success in the
440 and mile rung also enabled
him to possess the scoring lead
ership on the squad.
Wayne Whitaker is also in the
sir guard program and will be
called into duty. He ran a leg on
the Husker mile relay team and
Coach Weir could have used him
in the distances come the out
Cole couldn't seem to avoid
the bad breaks this season.
Thorughout the season he was
hampered with a leg injury but
fought his way to a second place
In the indoor meet His loss will
be extremely detrimental to the
Husker hopes of copping the
conference outdoor crown.
With the loss of these men
the outdoor outlook appears like;
we'll me much weaker in the
track events and stronger in the
field events," according to Coach
Ike Hanscom. Coach Hanscom
and Coach Ray Prochaska have
been pinch hitting during
The loss of Harry Meginnis in
the sprints is going to hurt as
will the absence of Bob Berk
shire in the hurdles. To fill the
gap in those events will be Lee
Alexander and Shelly Jacobs in
the 100 yard dash. The third
man will probably come from
Len Kehl or Bob Barchus.
For the 220 trio, Alexander,
Kehl, Bill Heins and Barchus
will fight it out. The points in
the hurdle will have to come
from Don Bedker or Dan Tol
man. Among the bright returning
squad members will be the broad
jump one-two punch, Irv Thode
and Glenn Beerline. They placed
third and fourth in the confer
ence meet respectively.
Big. Seven pole vault king,
Leonard Kehl will return as will
runner-up Don Cooper to com
bine the best duo in the confer
ence in this event. These senior
sensations' contributions direct
ly effected the success of last
Nebraska's high jump record
holder, Dick Meissner, will be
out to meet Kansas State's high
esteemed Vergil Severns in the
outdoor meet come May. Meiss
ner hit 6-5 W for the new
Husker mark. Thode and Bob
Sands will play most of the sup
The first meet for the Husk
ers will be against the Colorado
Buffaloes at Boulder on April
7. Coach Weir will miss this trip
as well as the Purdue Relays on
March 31. NebrasKa wm sena
Cooper and Meissner to this
A lot of new faces will dot the
lineup when the Husker baseball
squad opens its regular season
Nebraska faces an entire recon
struction job, and it will have to
be a thorough one if the Huskers
are to retain the conference base
ball championship they won last
year. Since Coach Tony Sharpe
has appeared on the scene at the
University the Huskers have ac
quired a certain amount of base
ball prominence which had been
lacking p reviously.
All but a handful of men are
entirely inexperienced, and the
majority will have to prove them
selves early if the Huskers are to
come through. So the job of
screening out the boys with defi
nite varsity ability will be a tough
0IBut the problems which face
Coach Sharpe are common to
other mentors around the loop.
Selective service boards, pro
teams, and graduation nave mer
ally wrecked the hopes of many
of the Big Saven schools.
At Nebraska the losses of Cerv,
Dinker, Grogan, Hays, Novak,
and Vrbka will really hurt
The returning lettermen are in
fielder Bill Jensen, outfielder
Bob Diers, catcher Ray Mlado
vich, and pitcher Del Kopf.
The tremendous weakness on
the mound may get badly needed
strength from a few sophomores
who have been showing promise
recently. Dale Bunson, George
Nutt and Henry Mullen are the
possibilities that could share the
heavy load being carried by Kopf
and "Pinky" McCormick. '
Outfielders Diers, Jerry Dunn
and Bill Fitzgerald are expected
to see a lot of action. They should
fill in and provide the needed
The current infield appears to
be John Leach at first base, Bob
Reynolds at second base, Jensen
at shortstop, and John Rego at
Leach has worked at first base
for a short time, but he looks
good and makes a very impres
sive target for the long throws.
Ray Mladovich seems like the
most likely -prospect -behind the
plate with Bob Lorebuurg and
Bob Steinburg backing up.
The high points of the team
will be defensive play and speed
afoot Undoubtedly the arts of
drag bunting and base streaking
will be revived.
A lot of spirit and hustle have
been very prominent v thus far.
With many of the big bats gone,
hustle could easily decide the out
come of many games.
As usual, the weatherman has
seriously hampered the dull out
side. Although they can make
some progress in the field house,
the team still needs to get outside
for intersquad games and some
LEE ALEXANDER . . . this
sophomore runner will have to
make up for the loss of Cole,
Jacobs, Whitaker, and Jones.
He is a sprinter and 440 man.
He place fifth in the confer
ence indoor meet.
AROUND THE LOOP...
Is Television Keeping
Fans at the Sets?
By Shirley Muruhy
Does television make a difference?
Oklahoma's regular season football attendance fell off ap
proximately 43,000 fans in 1950 despite the fact Coach Bud Wilkin
son's Sooners won the National Collegiate championship in 1950,
according to figures announced by Kenneth Farris, business man
ager of athletics.
Seasonal total for all ten games for 1950 was 399,714 as against
424,816 for the same number of games last year. There were no
sellouts this past season.
The home attendance was also down from 218,576 in 1949 to
210,710 in 1950, the national championship season. Oklahoma has
had live television both years with thousands of new sets being
sold between the 1949 and 1950 seasons.
Don Gosen led all Missouri basketball shooters on a per
centage basis, hitting 49 per cent of his floor tries while among
the regular starters, sophomore Gene Landolt was the number one
shotmaker. Landolt canned 39 per cent, and was only one-half a
percentage point off Bill Stauffer's pace in free-toss accuracy, too.
Stauffer dumped in 70.3 per cent of his charities, Landolt 69.8.
Huskey, hustling Stauffer trailed Bud Hememan in the point
derby with 261 tallies. His game average of lOVz points plus peer
less rebounding skill made him indispensable in the Tiger scheme.
Coach Fred (Tex) Winters has been an important factor in
Kansas State's basketball success the past four years. A good deal
of the Wildcats' strategy is built around the scouting reports of
the 29-year-old mentor.
As Coach Jack Gardner said, "When Tex goes to scout he
gets everything but the color of the player's eyes and someday
he'll get a close enough seat to get that, too."
Winters is a former Southern California star. In 1947 he re
ceived the "most inspirational athlete" award. He is valuable to
Gardner because of his familiarity with the type of ball used by
the Wildcat team. Gardner believes that Winters will be a top
notch coach with this complete knowledge of the game.
Colorado's all-conference Wayne Tucker dominates the scor
ing statistics this year for the Buff basketball team, final figures
show, with 117 field goals and 54 free throws a total of 288 points
in 23 games. Tucker committed only 45 personals and never left a
game during the season because of too many whistles. He averaged
12.5 points per game, hit 35 per cent of his shots from the floor,
and 71 per cent from the free throw line.
Tucker became the highest Colorado scorer since the Buffs
joined the Big Seven surpassing Kendall Hills' 273 points and
12.4 average set last season, when Hills too made all confer
ence. Sophomer Frank Gompert was second with 177; senior Bill
Clay third with 157, and sophomore Kenny Koop fourth with 145.
By Bob Banks
Wanted: one good reason why
Ezzard Charles should SDlit the
gates receipts equally with Joe
Louis In their next iignt
This idea was suggested by
Tinis verv wrntlv. In doincr so
jhe is attempting to monopolize
the financial side or tne imure
bout no definite date has been
set just a little too much. The
champion always receives the
biggest cash prize in a cham
The sports world heard no simi
lar suggestions on Louis' part
during his championship reign.
Nor did it hear of such ideas
from the champions before him.
Louis' common complaint is
that he needs the money for de
linquent taxes. Well, so what?
Vfa hart hie chance at a monev
making job. He held the heavy
weight title longer and defended
it more times than any other
fighter in history. His gates were
And in Mike Jacobs he had one
of the shrewdest promoters in the
business. Jacobs made his fortune
on Louis ability, but he also let
the Brown Bomber in on the
Louis wants to gain possession
of the title, and that is his own
business. But he has no right to
expect special consideration just
because he is the former cham
pion. Charles while he may not
have the color and the appeal that
Louis once had has nevertheless
proven to be a worthy champion.
He is the very best of a poor
field of heavyweights. If given
the opportunity, Charles will con
tribute as much to the betterment
and progress of his people as did
The Texas A. and M. football
coach, Harry Stiteler, is looking
for a job.
His offer to resign as the
Aggie coach because he had not
told the truth about being beat
The Texas A. and M. president
said the decision was made
solely because of the "admittedly
misleading statements made by
Mr. Stiteler to college officials.
Immediately after Stiteler's
beating was publicized he said
he did not know his assailant;
that it was a case of mistaken
He said Monday that the affair
By Bill Mundell
Sporti Editor, Dally Ncbrikn
Well, the Phi Delts can dry their tears. They pro-
In a game that should never have been played Mon
tested their way to the fraternity "A' basketball crown,
day night, Phi Delta Theta downed the Sig Eps in their
second championship meeting, 65-51.
The Phi Delts were red hot Monday night while the
Sig Epa were a chilly blue color. Shots from everywher
WCUIi JX1 MB. nulUUB, VVUUC WC kJig JUJJgO tuutuu k even
hit them from six inches away.
We're not denying that Phi Delta Theta had the bet
ter team Monday. They were much better than the 14
point margin acknowledges. But that is beside the point,
The Sig Eps were much the better team in the first
meeting. It was just their misfortune to win by only two
points.. If they had had an inkling that the Phi Delts
were going to protest a two-point defeat, the Sig Eps cer
tainly could have made it three points or evn ten.
The ruling in question, that a first quarter Sig Ep
basket should count, had just as much an effect on the
Sig Eps were a chilly blue color. Shots from everywhere
tne rni ueit piay..
It's a shame that the I- M protest committee saw
fit to try to right one wrong by committing another.
It's a right of any competing team to protest if they
think they have been "gyped" but that could be limited to
the use of illegal players or deliberate favoritism by the
How any team can think that two points way back
in the first quarter, counted one way or the other, can
alter the final winner is beyond me.
The question in doubt was an error of judgment on
the part of the officials and should have been settled
right then and there. I don't recall any baseball umpires
ruling that the man he called out yesterday was really
Anyway, the I-M season will go right along, running
smoothly despite who won and who lost.
Several Big League Baseball
Performers Are on Sick List
Buffalo Wrestler To Compete
In NCAA Grappling Tourney
Curly-haired Maynard Skin
ner, the University of Colorado's
"hard-luck" wrestler, will head
for the national NCAA wrestling
tournament this week in Bethle
hem, Pennsylvania, with head
coach Ray Jenkins and both are
keeping their fingers crossed.
Skinner, a junior, who copped
the Big Seven 177-pound con
ference championship last week,
is one of the finest wrestlers
ever to compete for the Silver
and Gold, but has run afoul of
more mishaps in his two year
career than Jenkins cares to re
member. But that conference
crown may have been the turn
ing point for the blond Boulder
Last year as a sophomore,
Skinner won five matches and
lost only one a 3-0 decision to
Bill Nardini, Cornell College's
national champ. But he incurred
a knee injury which kept him on
the sidelines for the rest of the
But on the Buffs road trip
through Iowa he suddenly folded,
losing his last five matches of
the year (although one of these
was again to Nardini). Jenkins
hustled Skinner to the medics,
and they discovered that he was
suffering from a bad sinus in
up in Houston was immediately
fection. Treatment was started
just before the conference meet,
and apparently was successful,
since the husky ex-Marine won
all three bouts, including wins
over Bob Wirds of Iowa State,
who had earlier started the los
ing streak; Joe Butler of Okla
homa; and Bob Mayer of Kansas
was a personal one.
"The affair was a personal one
and we two have quite some
time since settle out difficulty
and forgotten it, Stiteler said,
"I have nothing else to say. That
is my final statement and I sin
cerely hope that everyone will
be understanding and forget the
Bright Suede Colors t
marine blue gay fuschia
sweet orange parrot green
canary yellow black
Jacqueline's softest, light-skipping
flat of the spring season
... in lush suede. Stacked
leather heel so flat . . . strap so 'Ct?
slim ... price so nice!
Skinner, who can make the
177-pounder limit with ease, and
stands 6 feet above the mat,
never was an outstanding high
school wrestler at Boulder high
school. But after graduation in
1945 he enerted the Marines, and
won the all-Navy all-Marine
championship in the Olympic
tryouts at Annapolis. Previously
he had won the El Toro cham
pionship and the Eleventh Naval
district and West Coast AAU
As the major league season
draws closer both managers and
players are beginning to devote
more . time to the aches and
paines which could seriously ef
feet the good or bad play of any
In the New York Yankee camp
the imflamation in the right
elbow of Allie Reynolds, World
Series pitching star, is believed
to be more serious than was
This was the indication when
Manager Casey Stengel did not
include Reynolds' name in listing
pitchers for the next three days.
The Brooklyn Dodgers' second
baseman, Jackie Robinson, is still
.hampered by a strained back
muscle, and he says his health
is more important than playing
Robinson played three innings
Saturday night against the New
York Giants, but missed the
Sunday fray entirely.
A squad of Boston Braves will
journey to Tampa Monday for
an exhibition with the Cincinnati
Reds. Three Tribal southpaws
have been given the no's to pitch
against the rival National leagu
ers. They are Warren Spahn,
making his first start since he
had a sore arm a week ago,
Charlie Gorin, and Bob Chipman,
Another player on the ailing
list is Johnny Walz. An opera
tion probably has cost the rookie
his chance of making the Phil
adelphia Phillies this season.
Walz, 20-year-old right handed
pitcher up from the Phils farm
club at Welmington, Dela., where
he had an 8-4 mark last season,
underwent an appendectomy
Shortstop Alvin Dark is the
outstanding hitter and player to
date with the New York Giants.
However, he failed to hit safely
in three times at bat Sunday
against Brooklyn at Miami.
In another exhibition game,
the Boston Red Sox continued
to blow games that were appar
ently won. At least it happened
against the Cincinnati Reds Sun
day. The Red Sox have consis
tently had good power every
year. But they always seem to
be on the losing end when the
major league season ends.
The order of the day for the
Detroit Tigers is extensive bat
ting drills. Manager Red Rolfe
has ordered them because his
team has lost four exhibition
games in a row, mainly for lack
of hitting punch.
In three of the four losses the
Tigers could only produce IS
The St. Louis Cards may have
hit on a new pitching star be
cause of one little motion. Cloyd
Boyer has acquired a new tech
nique which seems to be paying
off. There wasn't a ball hit out
of the infield on him Sunday in
three innings as he pitched the
Cardinals to a 1-0 win over
The Phillies managed only two
hits during his five inning stint.
Ted Williams the most talked-
about player in baseball had an
other volley coming his way
Now the public is accusing him
of having spit in an exhibition
game at Tampa's Plant Field Sun
day and intending it for the fans.
Williams, left fielder for the
Boston Red Sox and possibly the
least understood player in base
ball, denied that any moisture
spewed from his mouth in the
game was intended for the fans.
"I did not spit at the fans."
said Williams with emphasis. "I
had something in my mouth and
I just git rid of it on the ground."
There have been many ver
sions of what happened at the
game since Monday.
About six writers in the press
box said they did not see Wil
liams expectorate. One baseball
official said he saw Williams look
at the crowd, turn away and spit.
The official thought that Wil
liams had every right to spit He
had just been fanned twice in
the same inning by the Reds' Ed
Earlier in the game the fans
booed Boston's $125,000 player
when he failed to run out a ball
hit to the pitcher.
But when he socked a 380 foot
home run to account for three
runs in the fifth inning, the fans
Bronx cheers turned to genuine
All Williams said as he crossed
the plate was:
"What do you think of thosa
Veteran writers in Tapma be
lieve that the whole affair has
been exaggerated because Wil
liams and some of the Boston
sports scribes do not always
Campus Interviews on Cigarette Tests
llumhm I4...3E BEAV0C2
flit flfik 1
.S I u
can they get?"
For once in his life, our fervent friend admits that
eagerness can be over-done! He's alluding, of course, to all
these quick-trick cigarette tests the ones that ask you to decide on cigarette
mildness after just one puff, one sniff, one inhale or one exhale! When the
chips are down, he realizes cigarette mildness can't
be judged in a hurry. That's why he made . .
The sensible test ... the 30-Day Camel Mildness Test
which asks you to try Camels as your steady smoke
on a pack after pack, day after day basis. No snap
judgments needed. After you've enjoyed Camels and only
Camels-for 30 days in your "T-Zone" (T for Throat,
T for Taste) , we believe you'll know why . .
any ether clrjsrc ?o I
.1 "umif i
Powered by Open ONI