The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 02, 1951, Page PAGE 3, Image 3
' THE DAILY NEBRASKAN PAGE 3 Busby Leads v.. Junior League X, The Chicago White Sox ar surprising the other American League teams by owning four of the five top hitters. Jim Busby is leading the cir cuit with a very healthy .462. This mark puts him 14 points ahead of Eddie Robinson, also of V 4 D THE G lnJ 0 39 the White Sox, who is swatting the ball at .448. Luke Easter of Cleveland J third with At3: Nel- I ly Fox foyrfh with .400. Cornhusker Tracksters AROUND THE LOOP.,. Wednesday, May 2, 1951 r' 0QQQS? G3i 1 1 -2 I V DICK MEISSNER .... senior high jumper came through With a 6-7 leap at the Drake Relays to take the blue ribbon. He is the outstanding high jumper in Nebraska history. Sometimes, In the shuffle of sports, the great feats which an athlete accomplishes are almost overlooked. That has been the case of Nebraska's number-one high jumper, Dick Meissner. Perhaps some of this negligence can be ' attributed to the fact that he is competing in the shadow of pole vaulter Don Cooper. But even so, his own perform ances are good enough that he need not feel embarrassed or ashamed. As a high school student Meiss ner won the Intercity meet at Omaha with a, leap of 5-7. That means he has improved exactly one foot since his migra tion to the University. His top mark was, of course, at the Drake Relays which he won at 6-7. That is one of the best perform ances in the country to date. And it was set in a talent-loaded field. As a frosh cinderman he did not show a great deal of promise. He says he was "just not good enough, so I gave up." As a re sult he did not report for varsity track in his sophomore year. But he won the intramural high jump with a 5-10 effort. And that was where he came to the attention of Head Track Coach Ed Weir. Tries for Varsity The Husker mentor finally talked him into coming out for the varsity team, and since that time his hard work has made him a stellar high jumper. His first performance as a member of Weir's team came late Hogan Story In Lincoln "Follow the Sun" is just what Ben Hogan did during his il--lustrous golt career portrayed in the movie by the same name at the Lincoln theater. The movie is the story of Hogan and his wife in their trek across the country playing in in vitational golf tournaments. Hogan's courageous comeback after the accident that almost crippled him and his hope that the fans will like him creates a poignant, heart warming story. Hogan, potrrayed by Glenn Ford and Val, his wife, played by Anne Baxter show the sports manship typical of the great Am erican athletes. In the indoor season when he went 5-10 against Oklahoma. He clear ed 6-2 that year. Meissner went 6-8 last year on the indoor cinders to beat Sooner star Dick Jones. Last winter, his best mark was 6-5 in a dual with Kansas that set a new Husker indoor and out door record. The old mark was held by Monte Kinder. Meissner kept in tune for the coming outdoor season by com' peting in the Purdue Relays. He won this meet by clearing 6-4. Changed Style He has changed his style some what this season. He now ap proaches the bar at a sharper angle than previously, to allow himself more time for his kick while over the bar. His coaches term him as a "hard worker, fine trainer and competitor, and intelligent ath lete." He is a cadet captain in ad vanced ROTC and plans to enter the University medical school this falL Weir will not predict on Meiss- ners chances to go higher. Meiss ner believes he may be able to if his timing remains as con sistent as it was at Drake. Spectators at Des Moines said Meissner had room to spare; when he cleared 6-7. And he missed 6-8 by a thumbnail. He has a great deal of admira tion for Walter Davis, the 6 foot 8 inch giant jumper from Texas A & M Davis went 6-9 at the Texas Relays but could reach only 6-3 at Drake. Two Men Better He is one of the two men who have surpassed Meissner" 6-7. The other jumper is Virgil Severns of Kansas State who did 6-74 at the Texas Relays. Okla homan Dick Jones has also cleared 6-7 this year. Meissner is setting his sights on the Big Seven outdoor meet. He will probably be competing against the best field of any con ference in the nation. At least it will be the best high jumping corps in the Missouri Valiey, Big Six, or Big Seven history. Four Big Seven athletes Severns, Jones, Meissner, and the 1 950 conference outdoor win ner. Bob Gorden of Missouri, have done 6-7 or better. Meissner has never won a con ference title, so this may be his year. Duel Oklahoma Saturday By Marshall Kushner Oklahoma University's track team will play host to the Ne braska Cornhuskers in a dual track meet Saturday, May 5. The meet will mark the Huskers third attempt in conquering a confer ence foe in dual meets in out door season competition. With the exception of a few of the squad members who trav eled to the Texas. Kansas and Drake Relays, the meet will mark the tirst appearance of the cin dermen since April 22 when the scarlet thinclads fell to power ful Missouri University, 65-53. ine booners have flashed con siderable relay team perform ances during the past few re lays that they entered teams in. They were partially stymied at the latest Drake Relays, however, led the conference in placing in all relay events at that carnival It will be up to Leonard Kehl to carry the brunt of the parade of points in the pole vault event. Kehl has consistently stayed over the 13 foot mark and will be favored to take top honors in that event Cooper Wont Compete Sooner track fans received the disappointing news that they will not be able to witness the pole vaulting prowess of Nebraska's nationally renowned Don Cooper. Cooper is suffering from a pulled muscle received while attempt ing 15 feet at the Drake 'carnival Nebraska fans also share the gloom of the Oklahoma rooters as their chances for victory are definitely hurt without the York ace. Cooper is taking heat ray treatments in a Lincoln hospital and there has been no report on A I (Courtesy of Journal-Star) DAN TOLMAN .... hurdler has had an added burden since Wendy Cole was called to the air force. He failed to place in the Drake Relays but should be in top form for the Sooners. when he will be set for more vaulting action. Meanwhile, the spotlight will remain on a field event for Itie meet. It will be Dick Meissner, Nebraska's record holding high jumper, lacing jjick Jones, tne pride of Soonerland. These two clashed during the indoor season at Lincoln last win ter and Jones nipped Meissner that time. Jones then went on to leap 6-3 V to take the conference Cornhuskers to Colorado For Two Diamond Contests Nebraska's baseball Cornhus kers, rained out of the second straight contest with Iowa State Tuesd-y afternoon, turn their at tention to the U Colo rado this weekend. The HusKer "amondmen leave for Boulder Thursday morning or .IW0 game series with the Buffs on Frday and Saturday. The Scarlet are currently RDorting a 2-1 record in confer ence play Three scheduled con tests have already been washed out by the spring torrents. These games may not be made up if the weather continues its pres ent form. Victories for the Huskers were chalked up over Kansas wuver sitv and Kansas State while the one loss was the first encounter with the Jayhawks. The second K-State affair was rained out along with the two Cyclone games this week. First Loop Contests The Buffs' conference record has been unaltered since the season's start. The Coloradoans have not faced a loop opponent to date so the Husker frays will inaugurate CUs Big Seven sea son. Their non-conference frays have come out none too success ful In seven games they have copped only two, over Fitzsim mons Army and Colorado Mines. They have dropped two to Colorado A & M and three to h University of Arizona. The first Buff-Arizona encounter was quite a scoring spree with the fi nal score reading 31-11. Oklahoma is currently leading the Big Seven race with a 4-0 record. The own two wins over Missoji'-i an two over Kansas. Husker Coach Tony Sharpe has not named his traveling squad as yet, but it is probable that it will be the same that journeyed to Kansas for the Wichita and Jayhawker con tests. McCormick and Kopf Coach Sharpe will undoubted ly send control artist Dick Mc Cormick into the pitching chores in the first game and Del Kopf as pitcher in the second contest. McCormick and Kopf were slat ed to start against the Cyclones end so have had plenty of rest. Kopf owns the top Husker pitching record, winning two and suffering no setbacks. McCormick has a 2-1 record. The Huskers will throw a po tent batting barrage at the Buffs along with its steady hurling. The Scarlet have ten men bat ting over the .300 mark, five of them regulars. The Huskers will return home to face the loop leaders next week. The Sooners are sched uled for two games Wednesday and Thursday. THE BENCH WARMER By Bob Banks (Assistant Sport Editor) The Battle of Journalists will be staged Friday afternoon in the form of a softball game Derween the Cornhusker and the "Rag." Even though they were quak ing and moaning at their type writers, the Cornhusker staff somehow found courage to accept The Daily Nebraska challenge. Experts are predicting the Cornhusker staff will be at just as great disadvantage against the Rag staff in softball as it is in high quality journalism., . Past records show the Corn husker has failed to win a single game. It came close to victory back in 1892 when only two mem bers of the Daily Nebraskan staff were able to play. The remain der of the staff was forced to take over in the Cornhusker of fice so the annual could meet its deadline. ' The 1951 game will not be played according to standard rules for the benefit of the Corn husker. The revision will be in the hitting and pitching depart ments. The "Rag" has promised to hit no more than ten home runs per inning, 15 triples, 20 doubles, and no limit on the singles. It has also promised to lend two mem bers of its staff to the Corn huskers. These two members are of no use to the "Rag" since they have been able to hit only five homers per game. In the pitching department tne Daily Nebraskan has assured the Cornhusker that it will limit its strikeous to twenty. Ssrice the game will last nine innings, the Cornhusker will have an oppor tunity to get seven hits. P. S. This portion of the column was written by one who is nerely an uninterested by stander. The Daily Nebraskan staff unaniomusly agreed that it was completely objective, accu rate, and impartial which is ac cording to the high principles of jouranalism, something our staff always practices. Coaches Help As the school -ar draws to a close the spoi department wishes to thank Cornhusker coaches in general d Bill Glass ford in particular for their as sistance in giving us information on Nebraska atheltics. Without their help our sports page would be next to impossible to produce. And to Glassford we pay special tribute because in spite of the great amount of work he has, the Husker grid coach is never too busy to give a little time to our reporters. Barney Does It Rex Barney had the courage to do something which many men would have avoided. The husky pitcher wrote the Brooklyn Dodger officials a let ter saying he wanted to be placed on the voluntary retired list. He took this step because he did not believe he had the ability to pitch major league ball. When he first migrated to big time baseball, Barney was hailed as having the fastest ball since Bobby Feller. But this speed ball was com pletely ineffective because of his control. "The Wold Man from Omaha'" simply could not find the plate. His best season was in 1948 when he won 15 games and pitched a no hitter against the New York Giants. A man has to possess a few guts to admit he is a failure at his profession. Barney had the guts, and he is to be highly com mended for his action. BOB BAR CUTS .... A trans planted footballer, the cinder man should add points to the Husker cause in the 100 and 220-yard dashes. He was an outstanding sprinter in high school. crown at Kansas City. In a recent meeting, Meissner soared to 6-7 inches to win the Drake Relays, while Jones had to be content to follow on Meiss ner's heels. Nebraskans, and especially Track Coach Ed Weir will be anxious to see how Dale Schnackel fares in his 880 yard run. In his appearance against Missouri, the Omaha star breezed through in 1:58.8 on the indoor track. Lee Alexander, Bob Barchus, and Jack James Will comprise the Husker hopes in the 100 yard dash. Alexander failed to score in recent Texas and Drake Re lays. Coach Weir will also de pend on this crew for points in the 220 yard dash. 1 Distance Runs i Bill Hein and Jack Scoville will represent the Huskers in the 440. Scoville is almost com pletely recovered from a leg in jury he received in early April. The power in the longer dis tances will be built around Gene Yelkin, Schnackle, Buele Balder- Jays Feature Cagers At Sports Weekend All-Sports Weekend at the University of Kansas will feature a Varsity-Alumni basketball game, KU and K-State baseball games, a .track meet with K-State and tennis matches with Ne braska. Twenty varsity basketball candidates started spring drills last Monday in preparation for the 1951-52 season. Coach "Phog" Allen's boys are expected to give the alumni a rough time. His team features Clyde Lovellette and B .H. Born, from the freshman team, at double-post positions. . The javelin championship of the Big Seven conference has, been won by the Colorado Buffs every year since they entered th league. In 1948 and 1949, Jack Todd won the event. George Holley came out first in the 1950 meet. Missouri football coaches are quite satisfied with the de velopment of a couple rookie quarterbacks. The Tiger coaches named Jim Hook and Bob Schoonmaker as the most primising backs. Bill Wilkening, veteran halfback was given espesial men tion. The best forwards named are Bob Castle, a letterman, and Don Rutter. Bob Morse was named the most improved lineman. Tom Makin is the coach's choice for most improved back. The Tiger varsity took a 7-0 drubbing from the alumni in their annual spring tussle. Hook and Al Androlewicz were top goal gainers in the varsity line-up. About a dozen top-flight candidates on the Mizzou team from 1951 were not in uniform for the game. Track coach at Oklahoma, John Jacobs, can be mighty proud of his cindermen. So far, the Sooners have won seven of the fourteen university-class relays at the Texas and Kansas carnivals despite the loss from a pulled muscle of Charles Coleman, Big Seven conference outdoor 440-yard champion. They also won the Sugar Bowl mile relay from a picked field as an added starter. Coleman helped them win the Michigan State Indoor Relays, too. Before the Kansas Relays, Coach Jacobs told his boys, "This ain't no county meet The boys will be running for the Jewelry. He -must have got his point across to them because Oklahomans brought back 12 gold wrist watches from the meet and took the team championship. rugged Oklahoma distance aces. Paul Grimm, Lowell Nielson, Jack Greer, Hyle Thibault, and George Prochaska will all help the Husker point total in the weight department. ' ' In their indoor meeting Feb ruary 23, the Sooners were ex pected to thrash the Huskers, but had to hit their peak of per formance to win the dual meet, ston, Bob Krueger and Jess Sell, j 54-40. The Sooners again will be These men will all face the favorites on the basis of Nebras ka's considerable loss of strength to the army air force. 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