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Tuesday, May 1, 1951
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DON COOPER . ... Ne
braska's pole vaulter tied with
Don Laz of Illinois at 14-6
for the blua ribbon at Drake.
He was Injured on his first
attempt at 15 feet.
By Marshall Kushner
Nebraska trackmen won their
share of the glory and then some
at the Drake Relays last weekend.
Two Husker clndermen's names
will be added to the list of Drake
In the feature event that 12,500
track fans anxiously witnessed on
a perfect day for a meet, Don
Cooper and Don Laz wound up
their pole vault performance in
tie for first at 14'6".
Misfortune struck Cooper as he
had progressed to the 15 foot
mark without knocking the bar
off once. He came up with an in
jured leg on his first attempt.
After resting for a while in hopes
of regaining some strength, Coop
er was forced to stop half way
down the run way on his second
Meanwhile, Laz, the Illinois
flash, continued to make the 15
foot mark. He missed the bar on
his first two tries and his third
miss gave the crowd a real thrill.
Laz went over and nudged the
bar. As he hit the pit he saw it
waver back and forth and finally
come crashing down in the pit.
Nevertheles, Cooper and Laz
now share the Drake Relays re
cord in that event. Cooper held
the mark of 14T before he lock
ed horns with the Illini star.
Cooper wag crowded for the
spotlight by Nebraska's blue rib
bon high, jumper, Dick Meissner.
Meissner was battling his own
confe.nce opponents in this
event with Oklahoma's Dick
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Three famous Kansas basketball
teams will be represented among
the Alumni, when the Old Tim
ers tackle the 1951-52 varsity
here May 4 in a nocturnal at
traction which will kick the lid
off a huge sports weekend.
Returning from the 1936 quin
tet, which swept undefeated
through 21 consecutive games
until dumped out of the Olympic
playoffs by Utah State's giant
Aggies, will be Mitt Allen, oldest
living son of Dr. F. C. "Phog"
Allen. The ringmaster was only
in his 17th coaching season at
Mt. Oread that winter.
Mitt, now Douglas county at
torney here, quarterbacked that
highly-polished five, which also
contained Ray Ebling, Ray Noble,
Francis Kappelman and Fred
Pralle. Operating as the trigger
man in Allen's three-out, two-in
alignment, Mitt earned a lasting
reputation as one of the most
clever, quick-thinking playmak
crs in conference annals.
Paul Rogers, a member of the
same squad, will keep Mitt com
pany in the seniority tier.
Both co-captains of the 1940
NHCAA runners-up, Dick Hary
and Don Ebling, will come back
for that renowed five. Harp is
in his third season as Allen's
aide hero. Ebling, now a Kansas
City bunsiness man, hasn't played
since a post-college career with
that town s Phillips 66 unit.
Though most famed as a post
guard, Harp is best remembered
that season for his looping two
hander in the final 30 seconds
of an overtime that handed KU
a 45-43 win over Oklahom A &
M in a fifth District NCAA play
off in Oklahoma City. The Hawk
ers then went on past Rice and
USC for the Western champion
ship, bowing to Indiana in the
Coming up in the wake of his
brother Ray, a two-time all-Am-erican
forward, Ebling never let
tough hoeing bother him from
the start. He was a three-year
regular and there have been no
consistently harder hustlers in
They will be joined by a third
teammate, Bobby Allen, now a
Kansas City, Mo., surgeon, who
was an all-American in 1941.
Two terrific hands, Charles
"The Hawk" Black and Otto
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New York at Brooklyn (night)
(Only game icheduled)
Some of the baseball "hotshots"
are declaring that Mickey Mantle,
the much publicized rookie of the
New York Yankees, Is going to
turn out a flop.
At the present time he is hitting
a meager .232. But Joltin' Joe Di
Magglo is hitting .229 and John
ny Mize .167.
This is just another case of a
young rookie being highly publi
cized without being adequately
prepared to fulfill that publicity.
The same thing happened to Clint
Hartung of the New York Giants.
He did not pan out either, and at
the present time is doing part
time duty in the Giant outfield.
Mantle was not to blame for
being rated the greatest rookie
since DiMagglo came up in 1936.
And had the pressure been off in
stead of on, he might have gotten
off to a much better start. He is
only 19 years old, and obviously
his best days are still ahead. I
Jones and Missouri's Bob Gorden
leading all the way. Meissner was
able to top the field with a great
jump of 6'7".
This mark tops Meissner's old
Nebraska high jump mark that he
set last winter in an indoor dual
track meet. It was the best height
of his career and fell only an
inch-and-a-half short of a new
Had Meissner have been suc
cessful in his three attempts to
clear 68", he would have erased
the old mark set by Pete Watkins
of Texas A and M in 1943.
Irv Thode was the only other
Nebrakan to place in the Drake
carnival. He leaped 23'5 in the
broad jump. Charlie Weeks was
able to win the event by posting
a mark only three inches better
than Thode's effort. The Texas
A and M flash also won the Kan
sas Relays high jump.
Jim Lavery of Calgary, Alber
ta, Canada was voted the out
standing performer of the Drake
meet. He received 20 out of 21
votes from attending sports writ
ers at the classic.
Other Nebraska performers
found the competition rather rug
ged and failed to make a showing.
Herb Semper of Kansas won the
two mile run and joined the two
Nebraska aces in sharing the hon
or of being the only Big Seven
athletes to win blue ribbons.
The conference was also blank
ed in all the relay events. This
was especially surprising after
Oklahoma's relay teams had won
Schellbacher, will return from
the Iron Five of 1943. This was
the third Allen team to sweep un
defeated through a conference
season for Kansas, and only the
draft and enlistments ruined its
Black, fresh from four seasons
with the pros, still is regarded as
the greatest all-around player in
Jayhawker history. His career to
tal of 1983 points was surpassed
only last year by the greatest
Midlands' scorer of all-time,
Clyde Lovellette. He still has not
been matched as a defender and
rebounder. Black was an All
American in 1943 and 1946.
Schellbacher, third high among
Jayhawk all-time scorers, was a
four-time all- conference choice
at forward. He earned his first
accolade as a sophomore in 1943.
Then after a stint in the Air
Force, he reached additional glory
in 1946, 1947 and 1948.
The Old Grads will be coached
by another famous KU figure,
Dutch Lonberg, now in his first
season as Jayhawk athletic direc
tor. Lonborg was an all-Missouri
Valley -choice in both football and
basketball just before and after
World War I. He came from
Northwestern last July after 23
seasons as Wildcat basketball
Arapahoe's Eugene "Hoppy"
McCue will be bidding for a new
broad jump record when the
four winning leaps over the 22
feet mark this year.
The versitile McCue has hafd
state track meet rolls around.
He jumped 22-6 , his best
leap this year, at the Kearney
Invitational last Monday and
stretched out 22-4 Vt at the Arap
ahoe Invitational Friday.
McCue's jump at Kearney was
nearly a foot past the 21-8Y4 re
ported for Ladd Hanscom of Lin
coln high, the second best per
formance of the week.
Bill Hawkins of Beatrice posted
a 21-5 Mj and Ron Byrd of McCook
Raymond Kelly of Danbury
cleared 6-1 to share early season
high jump honors with Walter
Shafto of Harrisburg. The Banner
County athlete did 6 feet at the
Bayard Regional Friday.
James Hofstetter of Kearney
wrote his name on the list of 12
foot pole vaulters. He topped this
mark by Vs of an inch.
Mitchell's Elwood Weitzel, run
ning on a straightaway, moved
out front in the low hurdles with
:21 at ayard.
Ken Reiner of Red Willow
(McCool) became the first shot
putter to better 49 feet. He shoved
the iron ball 49-2 at the Arapahoe
Regional. Paul Frcdstrom, North
east's all-around performer, did
Charles Jones, Boys Town
frosh, turned in a dazzling 4:37.4
mile during the dual at Lincoln
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more broad jumper stretched
far enough to take a third
place at the Drake carnival.
He was only three inches be
hind the winner.
four baton events at the Texas
Relays and Kansas Relays. Drake
University swept the 440, 880 and
mile relays, setting a new half
mile distance time of 1:25.5 in the
In comparing the Drake times
with the rival Penn Relay's
marks, the records will show
Penn times shading Drake's eight
to seven, with two ties. The marks
posted by Cooper and Meissner
were top marks of both meets.
In comparison for all-time
events, Drake now leads Penn 239
to 213 events, with 23 ties.
Nebraska's cindermen will be
shooting for their first dual out
door track meet of the season
against the University of Okla
homa at Norman this Saturday.
Sometimes, nothing succeeds
like a change in sports scenery,
and that's the story of Ladie Sto-'
vail, Missouri broad-jumper, who
reported to the Tiger campus,
athletically speaking, full of de
sire and determination to play
basketball for 01' Mizzou.
That was a -short-lived ambi
tion. Laddie won his . freshman
cage numeral, but there it ended.
Newcomers like Bud Heineman,
George Lafferty and Abe Rubin
overshadowed the 5-ft. 9-inch
sophomore from when Coach
Sparky Stalcup started counting
noses for his 1948-49 varsity.
Whereupon Stoval quietly stuffed
bis high school average of 15
points per game into his hip
pocket and turned to track.
This was a biddable suit, too,
for the flat-nosed athlete had
spanned 21 -ft. 1-inch to win the
Class "A" state title his senior
year. Only hitch here was the ad
vice of a competent track
authority that he'd never surpass
the 22 -foot mark as a collegian.
"You just don't have the build,
speed or spring to make a good
college jumper," was the frank
appraisal. "Physically, your abso
lute capacity is about 224 feet.
Stovall blew that theory to
pieces last season, consistently
jumping in the high 22's, with a
peak effort of 23-ft. Vi-inch out
doors against Nebraska. This year,
he's flying even higher.
Soaring to an all-time high of
indoor meet two months ago, Lad
die pocketed a surprising second
23-ft. 6 M -inches in the Big Seven
behind Kansas State's Herb Hos
kins. He treaded 23-ft. 58-inches
against the Huskers Friday, and
came back the with a 23-ft. 5&
inch leap, one inch off Texas"
Charles Meeks winning try.
Like Nebraska's Don Cooper,
who solved the 15-foot pole-vault
riddle by using a revise grip, Sto
vall thinks he has the answer.
It's "relaxation", he says.
Stovall puts it this way: "In
broad-jumping, the last three
strides prior' to hitting "the take
off board are the most important
That's when you have to relax,
yet still maintain speed, and con
centrate on your lift. I feel I'm
just now learning to relax in
those final strides before the take
off." A marketing major, the 150
pound Stovall was sufficiently
"relaxed" to compete 14 jumps
over a two-day period without
a single foul; moreover, even
though beset by a slight muscle
strain he had the stamina to im
prove his distance.
Tiger Coach Tom Botts terms
Stovall's hope of 24-ft. jump
"quite probable", and in tribute
to his protege, Botts says:
"Laddie gets most of what he
has into all his jumps. He doesn't
have great speed or tremendous
spring, but his technique in the
air is very fine."
Jim Lavery, the Canadian who
anchored three victorious Drake
Relay teams, was named the out
standing performer in the annual
He ran anchor oh the Drake
teams that won the 440, 80 and
mile relays and set a meet record
of 1:25.5 in the 880 yard prelim
A year ago he had the fastest
indoor time in the country in the
440-yard dash. This year he won
the 600 yard run at the Milwau
kee Games and was undefeated
in the quarter mile during the in
AROUND THE LOOP...
Split T Widely Used
By Football Teams
By Shirley Murphy
That something new, an attack mixed with a short punt,
brought Missouri the Big Six title and a Sugar Bowl invitation
Coach Don Faurot's Split T, the something, brought the Tigers
another conference title in 1942. For ten years, Faurot's Split or
Sliding T has been standard equipment at Missouri. It isn't ex
clusive Faurot's anymore.
In 1850, more than 30 major colleges used the Split T as basic
formation. Four of Missouri's opponent's for this fall will be giv
ing Faurot a taste of his own medicine. Fordham, Maryland, Okla
homa and K-State out of Mizzou's ten opponents will be using the
When Oklahoma attended the Big Seven indoor meet at Kan
sas City, they met with all kinds of difficulties, minor and major.
First off, hurdler Jim Smith pulled a muscle. Half-miler George
McCormick injured an arch. Two Sooner 440-yard runners, lead
ing the race, collided, knocking one down. Charles Coleman, No.
3 runner in the mile relay, pulled a muscle and forced the Sooners
out of the race. But last of all,
to the hotel, sometbody had stolen his hat.
-After their wrecked indoor Beason, the track men came out
doors and realljr went to work. They came roaring back winning
four university' class relays at Texas and three at -Kansas. The
Oklahoma team won the relays at Kansas and lost the team title
in Texas by a fraction of a point.
Jacobs gives all the credit to his new headgear, though you'd
think he would be congratulating himself on a coaching job well
"This is sure some hat I bought," he says referring to the
one he bought to substitute for his stolen one. "If anything, this
is a faster hat than the old one."
Of the twenty-eight men receiving orchids of the week at Iowa
State for spring football practice, only five have been repeated the
These players of three-fourths a month are Stan Campbell,
Maury Schnell, Bob Voetberg, Jack Lessin and Bob Rohwedder.
When Kansas Football Coach
J. V. Sikes metes out personal
praise it's time to lend an ear.
The Tall Tactician, who be
lieves in a Spartan routine on
the practice field, handed down
not one but two verbal accolades
as his charges closed their fifth
week of spring drills.
They were aimed at a pair of
halfback veterans, Dean Wells
and Hal Cleavinger.
"Our squad is showing a fine
willingness to work this spring,"
Sikes smiled, after he watched
it troop into the clubhouse fol
lowing the final dress rehearsal
for Saturday's game condition
scrimmage. "But those two boys
really want to play football.
They've got their minds made up
to be fine football players next
fall and . . . well, right now, I
don't know why they shouldn't
Wells and Cleavinger have
furnished the bossman's new
eyebrow-raising with their of
fensive flashes this spring. Both
were defensive regulars last sea
son, but their current pace is
demanding attention in attack
plans for 1951.
Wells carried the leather only
15 times last season from left
halfback, netting 36 yards. Cleav
ing packed it on only seven oc
casions, gaining 29 yards as a
This spring the slender driver
from Great Bend has been slash
ing so furiously his teammates
have nicknamed him "Crazy
Legs." Cleavinger, always an
elusive number in the open, has
picked up the quick accerleration
which Sikes demands of his
backs, and carries good power as
"You can say those boys are
making a place for themselves,"
Sikes continued. "Sure, they're
going to play some offense next
Wells will be a senior next
season; Cleavinger, a former
prep ace at Manhattan, a junior.
Both, of course, are running
into heavy traffic at their re
spective spots. Charlie Hoag, who
powered for 940 net yards as a
sophomore last season, is return
ing on the left side. So is Pat
Murphy, who earned a letter as
a sophomore. Up .'rom the frosh
is John Konek, the rangy all
purpose buster from California,
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Head Basketball Coach Harry
Good and his cagcrs will cap
their spring basketball drills Sat
urday night at 7:30 in the Coli
seum when they meet an Alumni
Next year's team will be built
around five returning lettermen.
They are Jim Buchanan, Fort
Wayne, Ind.; Joe Good, Lincoln;
Bob Mercler, Lincoln; Bud Ward,
Plainfield, Ind.; and Norman
Wilnes, North Platte.
This group will be supple
mented by members of the fresh
man. Good considers the over-all
quality of his yearlings as only
Among the better players up
for a taste of varsity competi
tion are Bill Johnson, 6-7 center
from Lincoln; Jim Abernathy,
6-1 forward from Scottsbluff;
Fred Seger, 6-2 guard from
Omaha; Don Weber, 6-3 forward
from Esterville, la.; Bud Ex
strom, 6-0 guard from Holdrege;
and Clark Smaha, 6-11 for
ward from Chicago, 111.
Johnson Needs Work
Johnson, who prepped at Lin
coln Teachers, is being groomed
to replace the pivot post which
was vacated by Bob Pierce. He
has a lot of heieht in his favor
but still needs a ereat deal of
work on rebounding and defense.
Good believes he will have two
capable guards in Mercier and
Buchanan. Both men should im
prove with the added experience
they got last season.
Joe Good should continue to be
a stellar performer at forward.
Originally scheduled to play
guard, he switched over to the
forward post last season and
wound up as third high scorer
on the team.
Good maintains the greatest
need is for more height and ex
perience at the center and for
'At the center post," he ex
plained, "we could use another
tail man to compete with John
son in practice sessions so that
both men will know what to do
when they run up against tall
men under game conditions.
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He also believes the club will
be strengthened by the new
freshman rule which will allow
first-year men to compete on the
Further help will come from
Jim Snyder, Al Blessing and
Andy Bunten who are currently
competing In spring sports.
The Alums should provide a
thorough test for Good's team.
They will be bidding for a repeat
victory. The Alums won the first
edition of the annual contest by
a 64-61 count.
They will anchor their team
on the tall shoulders of Bus
Whitehead and Bob Pierce.
Whitehead set a new seasonal
scoring record during his senior
year only to have it broken by
Pierce last season.
Whitehead scored 360 points
during the 1949-50 campaign
while Pierce meshed the nets for
384 in the 1950-51 season.
The grads will also have a
pair of top-notch guards on hand
in Joe Brown who is with the
Standard Oil Company In Grand
Island, and Neal Mosser, basket
ball coach at Omaha Tech
Anton Lawry, coach at Cairo,
and Kenneth Anderson, coach at
Lexington, have said they will
Other former varsity perfor
mers ready to play are Henry
Cech, Berwyn, 111.; Paul Kipper,
Lincoln: Jess Sell, Louisville;
and Darrell Brandenburg, Lib
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