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Wednesday, April 4, 1951
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Independent All-Star Team
FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM
Bob Clark Phillips 33 P. . . .Arved Christensen Alpha Sigma Phi
Don McArthur Phi Delta Phi F Jerry Strasheim Warriors
Jack Yelkin Geologists C Charles Broughton Neb. Co-op
Ray Svehla Dorms Stars ; . . .G Bill WenkePhi Delta Phi
Claire Johnson Lilies G Vern Hruza Alpha Sigma Phi
HONORABLE MENTION: Lee Korte, Gene Carter Geologists; Marv Lawton
Warriors; Clark Caley Dorm Stars; Bill Giles Rinkydinks; Maurice Russell
Pill Rolers; Scott Stockton Gunners; Dan Switzer Dorm Comets; Lynn Christen
sen Phillips 33; Carlos Hanson, Bob Green City YMCA.
,Y lion Tops indie
All-Star. Ceeje i
Jack Yelkia ol the All-University
champion Geologists leads the
way in the 1951 Independent All
Star basketball team. Yelkin, a
unanimous choice, is awarded the
pivot spot on the first lineup of
the all-star aggregation.
Four other outfits got men
named to the first team. They
were runner-up Phi Delta Phi,
Dorm A Stars, Lilies and Phillips
The Independent team is the
third of five such lineups to ap
pear in The Daily Nebraskan. The
fourth, the fraternity "A" All
Star team will be found in to
morrow's paper and Friday'3 pa
per will contain the final and
most important lineup, the All-
Kansas State Spring Football
To Get Underway This Week
Spring football drills got under
way this week at Kansas State
with 85 candidates reporting for
the six-weeks practice session.
Included in the group were 19
lettermen from the 1950 season
and two who lettered in 1949.
Six rugged weeks of practice
have been planned by Head Coach
Bill Meek and assistants John
Cudmore, Jim LaRue and Royal
Price. Although conditioning and
fundamentals will be stressed the
first two weeks, Meek warned his
squad it could expect a rough
scrimmage this Saturday and
every Wednesday and Saturday
"We've got to find out right
now the boys who are going to
be able to do us some good this
fall. We have a rough schedule
facing us and we can't wait until
September to separate the men
from the boys," the new Cat head
man pointed out.
Meek and company are starting
Kansas State's rebuilding program
from the bottom up. The former
Tennessee star has thrown all
positions wide open.
"We'll probably have fullbacks
playing tackle, ends working at
center, and guards running at
halfback before we're through.
But by the middle. of May we
hope to know "where each man
j is going to fit in the best," Meek
I One of the biggest problems
I facing the K-State staff is filling
f the graduation riddled center line
corps. Only lettered tackles back
for another campaign are Pete
Raemer of Manhattan, and Os
car Clabaugh of Garnett. Jack
Lorenz of Minneapolis, Bob Julian
of Belpore, and Cecil Rogers of
Bethel are the only guard letter
men back, but giving some aid
By Shirley Murphy
Big Seven conference basketball coaches adopted a resolution
opposing "any summer basketball promotion." Promotion is in
terpreted to mean any league, such as the Borscht circuit in the
east where athletes hold salaried jobs besides competing in league
competition. Several players involved in the recent college basket
ball scandal in New York performed in the Borscht league.
Frank Solomon, captain of the K-State wrestling team, nosed
out heavyweight Al Ogden by one point for individual scoring
records. Solomon scored 24 points for the Wildcat grapplers this
past season. He won 6, lost 4, and drew 1. Wrestling at 177 during
the regular season, Solomon went down to 167 for the Big Seven
tournament where he took third place.
Al Ogden was a sophomore surprise when he came so close
to the rank of the senior veteran grappler. Ogden lost a referee's
decision to Herb Reese in the Big Seven tournament
Bud Wilkinson's fame for the split-T formation reached clear
to Mexico City. He is the Sooner football coach.
Roberto Mendez, coach of American football at the National
University of Mexico, wrote to Wilkinson that he was coming to
Norman to observe Oklahoma's football drills.
Wilkinson, unable to read Spanish, took the communication to
a modem language Instructor for translation. Mendoz was flying
from Mexico City to Dallas and coming by bus from Dallas to
Norman. Wilkinson immediately notified him that a room was re
served at the university's International House and he would be
glad to have him watch the current
Ike Williams in Danger of
Losing Lightweight Crown
Ike Williams' failure to defend
his lightweight boxing title may
cause the National Boxing asso
ciation to strip him of the honor.
The NBA issued Williams an
edict to sign for the defense of
his title by Marcn ii. inus iar
he has Ignored the ruling.
Williams' last title defense was
his 15 round decision of Freddie
Dawson Dec. 5, 1949.
A request from Fred Saddy of
Milwaukee, chairman of the NBA
rating committee prompted NBA
president Arch Hindman to poll
the executive committeemen of
the organization. The poll is to
determine whether Williams will
be forced to vacate his title.
The executive committee is
composed of 14 members pres
ent officers and past president.
Hindman said that it will prob
ably take "several days to com
University All-Intramural bas
Skyscrapers Bob Clark of Phil
lips and Don McArthur of the
Fiddle-de-fees are the forwards
on the first team. Ray Svehla of
the Stars and Claire Johnson of
the Lilies are at the guards to
round out the team.
Yelkin was the main cog in the
Geologists drive to All-Univer
sity honors. With scoring statis
tics about completed, he seems a
cinch to cop the All-U honors, in
that department. He holds the
All-U individual scoring record
with a 56point effort in the first
round of the playoffs against the
Yelkin could hit from any point
will be Al Lummio, East Chicago,
Ind., a 1949 numeral winner.
Other 1950 lettermen reporting
for spring work are: ends, Francis
Starns, Ken Barr, and Dave Tor
bett; center, Harold Robinson,
John Knoll, and Jim Lininger;
halfbacks, Hi Faubion, Dick Tow
ers, Ted Maupin, Bill Wall, and
Hoyt Givens; fullbacks, Bob May
er and Carvel Oldham; and quar
terback Lane Brown.
Fullback Dennis Kane, who let
tered in 1949 but saw action in
only one game last fall before
dropping from the squad, also has
checked out a suit
Another fullback Elmer Crovis
ton, Manhattan, has dropped out
of school this semester to recover
from a knee operation. A senior
this coming fall, Creviston is
working in Manhattan and plans
to return to school this summer
and should be heady for duty for
Four lettermen will work at
two sports this spring. End Fran
cis Starns is an outfield candidate
on the baseball squad, while half
backs Ted Maupin, Hi Faubion,
and Dick Towers also will com
pete in track.
Service calls have taken only
one letterman. Tackle-guard
Charles Thornborrow has enlisted
in the Navy. Another guard John
Schwardt, Topeka, has dropped
out of school.
Players up from the reserve
ranks, who should see consider
able action this coming season,
are: ends Bob Bortrand, Oakley,
and Boryl Drumm, Longford; tac
kles Ray Prather, Eueka, and
Ralph Skoog, Topeka; guards Dick
Doe, Manhattan, and Jim Hopson,
Phillipsburg; and fullback Augie
Keller, St Louis, Mo.
Sooner spring drills. '
plete the polL"
Executive secretary Col. Har
vey L. Miller said that Hindman
had the legal right to unseat Wil
liams without the poll if he want'
If Williams does loose the title
an elimination tournament will be
held soon to pick a lightweight
Wants Welter Title.
Williams has indicated that he
may be willing to forfeit the 138
pound crown and enter the race
for the welterweight title va
cated recently by Sugar Ray
Williams dominated the light
weight scene for a long time. His
strongest contender for the title
was Bob Montgomery whom he
finally blasted out of contention.
He has ventured into the welter
weight ranks several times with
on the floor and was a scoring
threat any time he got his hands
on the ball. His jump shot was
unguardable and his rebounding
His prowess on the maples was
proven when he was named to a
first team berth by every team
that faced him and submitted a
ballot this year.
Clark was the top scorer and
rebounder for a good Phillips 33
outfit. Behind this 6-3 sharpie.
the Phillips band rolled to the
Independent playoff semi-finals.
McArthur led the Phi Delta
Phi's to the Independent finals
He was top scorer for the lawyers
and at one time held the All-U
scoring record for an individual
to one game. He mashed 51
points against Phi Alpha Delta
in February. This mark was later
broken by Yelkin's 56 pointers.
McArthur was superb under
the baskets, both offensively
ringing up points and defensively
controlling the rebounds.
Behind Johnson, the Lilies ad'
vanced to the second round of
the Independent playoffs. He was
the one steady individual amongst
a band of hot and cold players.
High in scoring, he also was a
rugged floor man and placed
very high in the voting.
Svehla was top man on the
Dorm A Stars outfit. He was their
leading scorer and one of the fin
est floor men in action. Behind
Svehla's work, the Stars advanced
to the semi-finals of the playoffs.
Four teams boast men on the
second team. Alpha Sigma Phi
leads the way with two men in
Arved Christensen and Lavern
Hruza. Others getting the second
team nod are Jerry Strasheim of
the Warriors, Bill Wenke of Phi
Delta Phi and Charles Broughton
of the Nebraska Co-op.
Christensen missed a first team
berth by only a hair, in actual
percentages, by a two-per cent
margin. The other four held quite
a comfortable margin over the 11
men mentioned in the honorable
Nine teams were represented in
the honorable mention. They are
Geologists, Warriors, Dorm A
Stars, Pill Rollers, Rinkydinks,
City YMCA, Gunners, Dorm A
Comets and Phillips 33.
Razorbacks Are Considered
Texas, Texas A & M, and Rice,
which have monopolized South
west conference booty annually
in the Kansas Relays, may be
obliged to make room for a fourth
loop member, Arkansas, at Law
rence next month when the cow
boy brigade goes to the post
Rapidly Improving under the
guidance of Johnny Morriss, one
time Olympic hurcler from South
western, La. Institute, the Razor-
backs, for the first time, must be
considered in early reckoning of
the distance events. The twenty
sixth unfolding of the Mt. Oread
Olympics is set for April 21.
The Porkers did not compete in
the Border Olympics, first major
outdoor carnival of the season,
but showed solid strength through
the 880, mile and two-mile in the
Southwestern Recreational affair
March 10 in Fort Worth.
Arkansas' dominance of these
events was so potent that the
Pigs gathered all but four places
out of a possible 12. Jim Brown,
1950 Southwest Two-Mile king,
set a new record of 4:20.3 in the
mile, Teammate Joe Harding ran
Oliver Gatchell and Ricw Heber
duplicated this performance in the
half, the former winning in 1:58.1.
The Porkers ran 1-2-3-4 in the
two-mile with Jim West, runner
up to Brown in last year's South
west trials, who loped home first
in 9:47.4. The latter was the un
fortunate lad who found himself
blazing a 9:24.0 effort last June
in the Big Seven-Southwest dual
at Dallas then failing to place.
Three midlands runners finished
ahead of him with Colorado's
George Fitzmorris setting a new
meet record of 9:18.7.
Injuries Continue to Hamper
Major League Baseball Stars
Problem child for the New
York Giants is Pitcher Jack
Kramer. The veteran right band
er has pitched only two innings
this spring, but Manager ieo
Durocher believes he can chuck
if he wants toet on the mound.
Kramer has a custom of hav
ing ailments just when he might
be needed, which led the Giant
manager to think that he might
not want to pitch.
Durocher asked Kramer if he
wanted to pitch. The hurler said
he did, so Durocher warned him
to change his attitude.
In the New York Yankee camp
the chief worry is Pitcher Allie
The world champions number
two pitcher has not worked an
inning of exhibition baseball this
spring. Instead, he has been giv
heat treatments and complete
The Dodgers may received
needed help from Hank Edwards
and Clyde King, whose contracts
they purchased from Montreal,
The Brooks have needed a
THE BENCH WARMER
By Bob Banks
Assistant Sport Editor
Nebraska sports are definitely
rebounding from the disasters
caused by the last war.
The football team was runner
up to Oklahoma last year, Coach
Harry Good's basketball team
won two basketball titles in the
past lhree years, Tony Sharpe's
crew brought home the baseball
title last year, and the track team
won the indoor title at Kansas
City in March.
That looks nice a preuy not
record doesn't it. The Cornhusk
ers have been outstanding in four
sports during the past lew years.
But hold on just a minute.
What do we mean by college
athletics? Do we mean just foot
ball, basketball, baseball and
That is not what our University
athletic program presumably con
sists of. According to the records
we also have varsity teams in
gym swimming, wrestling, tennis
and golf. '
However, just take my word for
it. Don't consult the record book
because it is not very impres
sive. The war had nothing to do
with the improper place which
minor sports occupy at Nebraska.
They have been in that spot for
a long time.
What are the reasons for this
position which has been the lot
of minor sports?
The roots of it are found in a
faulty high school athletic system.
Until recently minor sports
were of no consequence in our
prep schools. Coaches clung to
the obselete idea that football,
basketball and track were the
only athletics fitted for high
So athletes came to the Uni
versity with no previous training
except what little bit they picked
up by practicing alone. And this
little bit of experience was hard
ly to prepare them for college
Then after one years experi
ence on a freshman team these
same athletes were supposed to
jump into varsity berths. That is
hardly sufficient training for the
Both Buele Patterson and Bob
Slezak, former wrestling and ten
nis coaches respectively, critic
ized this point during their ten
ure at Nebraska.
Patterson once stated that he
could not possibly hope to take a
complete novice and teach him
enough in one year to step into
Slezak also declared that a ten
nis player should begin to learn
the fundamentals of the sport
long before he came to the Uni
versity. On Upgrade.
Fortunately this situation is
gradually being remedied. Slowly
but surely minor sports are as
suming a more significant place
in Nebraska high schools.
Formerly the freshman was not
given much attention in minor
sports. Frosh teams were not or
in Jay Relays
Morriss, who took over the
Fayetteville reins last year after
a whirl in the sporting goods
business, immediately adopted a
policy of force-feecUng. He loaded
his hands profusely into as many
events as they could endure at
Texas, Kansas and Drake.
They got paid off in thirds and
fourths behind such pulmotor
powers at Kansas, Wisconsin and
Michigan. But the grmd wul put
them in sight of the gold medals
Their show at Fort Worth
flashed high potential for the
two-mile, distance medley and
four-mile relays. Naturally, Mor
rigs will juggle his personnel de
pending on the matching competi
tion in each meet, but don't be
surprised if the Porkers finally
crack the baton victory column
here after 25 years.
Arkansas' lone Kansas Relays
bauble is the 1948 decathlon title
which Charles Baker gathered on
a respectable point harvest of
6730, third highest on the Jay
hawk books. The Figs never
have captured one of the relay
crowns nor landed a man among
the special events other than the
The Razorbacks were among a
list of 11 preliminary entries
which hit Director Bill Easton's
desk this week. Others include
Missouri, Wichita, Hutchinson
Junior college, Abilene Christian,
Howard Payne, Washburn, Okla
homa A & M. Fort Hays State,
William Jewell, and Wentworth
Complete personnel entry
rosters will be rolling in next
week as the spiked-shoe hopefuls
eye Austin and the Texas Relays
April 6 and 7.
left-handed pinchhitter badly in
recent years, and uutneid Ed
wards has been handling the job
adequately through training.
King's face is not new in the
Dodge camp. He was on the
squad In 1944, 1945, and 1946.
Manager Red Wolfe of the De
troit Tigers also has his wor
ries. He expected to see injured
George Kell back at third base
this week. Now the third base
man is . out indefinitely with a
hurt right hand.
Walt Dropo went home to have
his injured wrist treated. The
Red Sox will begin barnstorming
Wednesday in Jacksonville. '
Two traveling squads of the
Boston Brave9 arrived in Mobile,
Ala. to play two exhibitions
againstt he Giants.
The candidates for the St.
Louis Cardinal first base job is
First to be eliminated was Har
vey Zernia who was sent to the
Columbus club. Nippy Jones and
Steve Bilko are battling for the
job, but the final outcome is still
ganized in many of them. But
this situation is also being effec
tively dealt with by the present
That is, in all sports except
golf. There is still no frosh golf
team and no numerals are
Another element in the situa
tion seems to be the outdated
tradition that Nebraska is strict
ly a football state. We may put
the stress on football. Well, so
That does not mean we must
completely disregard minor
sports. It seems entirely possible
that Nebraska could put enough
emphasis on minor sports to turn
out good teams.
As a matter of fact it was only
through the efforts of Harry Good
and Tony Sharpe that basketball
and baseball zoomed up in prom
inence. Lose Preps
Nebraska is hampered by the
loss of its prep stars in minor
sports. For instance two of the
greatest prep winners, Dave Van
de Wate and Dick Paynter, went
to the University of Iowa. The
Hodge brothers from Omaha
Tech, Marcus and Merrill, also
were drawn away from their
These are but a few of the
many reasons why minor sports
do not hold a loftier position on
our campus. They are on the up
grade, but it will take time for
And don't think there is noth
ing to be gained by turning out
good teams in golf, tennis, swim
ming and wrestling.
Many universities win more
fame by having good minor sports
teams than they do by turning
out top teams in football, basket
ball, and track.
Such schools as Ohio State.
Michigan, Iowa State and Yale
are nationally known for their
Or take tiny Rollins college
in Florida. It is to tennis as Notre
Dame is to football. Annually it
produces tenms stars who re
ceive national acclaim.
In wrestling Oklahoma A&M.
Cornell, and Iowa State Teach
ers usually have the top squads
in the nation.
This reputation certainly adds
to the luster of any university.
borne schools have taken the time.
the effort, and the money to
maintain an adequate minor
We are not proposing that Ne
braska go overboard. But it would
certainly do no harm to provide
teams which could hold their own
in conference competition.
Campus Interviews on Cigarette Tests
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marshlands, but lately he's been downright glum about
these trick cigarette mildness tests. Never one to duck facts,
he holds nothing much can be proved by a sniff of one brand or a
quick puff from another. Snap judgments can't take the place
of regular, day-to-day smoking. That's why so many
smokers are turning to ..
The $en$ible test ... the 30-Day Camel Mildness Test,
which simply asks you to try Camels as a 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 youH know why
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I'Glassford Readies Squad
For Varsity-Alumni Game
Coach Bill Glassford divided
his spring football squad of 66
candidates into offensive and de
fensive units Monday in prepara-.
tion for the annual Varsity'
Alumni football game on April
Over half of Glassford's 24
man offensive squad are fresh
men. His offensive backfield has
John Borgdona, Turtle Creak,
Pa,, and Louis Lehman, 1 Paso,
Tex., at quarter; Bill Wingender,
Omaha and Max Kennedy, Be
atrice at left half; Tom Carodine
and Bob Decker, Omaha at right
half; George Gohde, Lincoln;
Ray Novak, Omaha, and Don
Vogt, Watertown, S. D., at full
back. In addition to ball carrying
duties, all offensive backs will
get work on pass defense.
In the offensive line are George
Paynich, Des Plaines, 111.; Frank
Simon, Burchard; Bill Giles. Al
liance, and Harold Robertson,
Beatrice at the ends; George
Prochaska, Ulysses; Jerry Min
nick, Cambridge; Marvin Ander
son, Shenandoah, la., and John
Machisic, Turtle Creek, Pa., at
the tackles. At the guards are
Clayton Curtis, Laurel; Toney
Winey, Shelton; James Franssen,
Greeley; end Joe Ponseigo, Chi
cago, 111., Ken Schroeder, Desh
ler; Jim Oliver, Shelton, and
Verl Scott, Mitchell at center.
All of the offensive guards are
former backfield candidates.
Nine players listed on the de-!
fensive crew are being groomed
for offensive duty also. They are:
The Lincoln Athletics received
a boost when the parent club re
leased Tom Hamilton to them. He
is a first baseman and batted
.298 for the capitol city crew last
Hamilton was injured in spring
drills with the major league Ath
letics and has seen no duty for
His placement on the Lincoln
roster still leaves the A's minus
a keystone combination. Will
Johnson has been filling in at sec
ond but he is inexperienced at
that position and will not be used
unless it is absolutely necessary.
Hamilton led the club in bat
ting last year, but he was
hampered throughout the season
by a pulled muscle. He is rated
a good fielder and should be a
might be the mcrrr-andrevr of
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Jerry Paulson, Dell Rapids, S. D
at end; Wayne Handshy, Holly
wood, Calif.; Harvey Goth, Lin
coln; Ed Husmann, Ogallala at
tackle; Cliff Dale, Falls City;
Dick Thompson, Fremont; Rus
sell Morgan, El wood; Bill Scha
backer, Minden at guard; Dennis
Emanuel, North Bend at half
Other defensive men are:
George Bauer, Minatare; Jim
Tangdall, Superior; Ted James,
Naberville, 111.; Don Hewitt,
Sioux Falls, S. D.; Peter Slusar,
Lincoln; Jerry Yeager, Hastings;
Dick Duerr, Seward, and Ken
neth Kunes, Maywood, 111., at
end; Max Kitzelman, Nebraska
City; Clinton Clark, Sioux City,
S. D.; Gerald Bingham, Lincoln;
Stan Sipple, Nebraska City; El
don Park, Lincoln; Bob Mullen,
Connellsville, Pa., at tackle; Dick
Goll, Tekamah; Charles Gasson,
Omaha; Tom Freet. Lincoln:
Angelo Manzitto, Omaha; Vic
Van Camp, Riverton at guard;
Jim Quinn, Omaha; Jay Bene
dict, Jefferson, la.; Jim Brown,
Steubenville, O.; Carl Ofe. Platts-
mouth; Bud Proctor, Humboldt;
Dick Watson, Sioux City, la., at
center; Don Norris, Omaha; Jack
Ladds, Shennadoah, la.; Jim
Sommers, Lincoln; Duane Gay,
Beatrice; Bill Miller, Sterling,
Colo.; Dick Hartsock, Fremont;
Don Huggler, Lincoln; Cliff
Hopp, Hastings in the backfield.
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