The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 25, 1952, Page 3, Image 3

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BILL GILES i The Alliance sophomore football and baseball
star will take over the first base duties from Ray Novak when
the Nebraska baseball team meets Oklahoma this Friday and
Saturday at Norman. Novak is slated for starting pitcher chores.
(Courtesy of the Lincoln Journal.)
It'll be a wdo-ordie" proposi
tion when the Nebraska baseball
team makes its trip to Norman,
Okla., to match runs with the
Oklahoma Sodners.
The Huskers must win the
doubleheader or they will be all
but out of the runninr for the
league championship. They will
have to keep both eyes on the
tough Sooners and just hope
that the Kansas State diamond
can rise to the occasion and
bump off the undefeated Mis
souri Tigers.
Ray Novak will make his sec
ond starting assignment for Coach
Tony Sharpe Friday in the opener.
Novak has been working on the
team as the starting first baseman
and also beat the Drake Bulldogs
in the second same of that double-
It was the only hurling Novak
has done for the Cornhuskers
this year and it was a nifty
three inning one-hit perform
ance. BiM Giles, sophomores
from Alliance, will take over
Novak's first sack chores.
Pat Mallette, pitcher from Uhel
ing, will take the hill for the
Huskers in the Saturday finale.
Mallette twirled a two-hitter at
Kansas State as the scarlet came
through with a 14-1 victory.
Bob Diers, who Coach Sharpe
hopes has found the range after a
slow start in hitting, will move to
the clean-up position in the bat
ting line-up to replace Novak.
Nebraska's conference record
now stands at two wins and one
loss. They dropped the Wild
cats twice at Manhattan and
dropped a 6-1 decision to the
University of Kansas.
The traveling squad: Ray No
vak, Pat' Mallette, Dick McCor
mick, Fran Hofmaier, Charley
Wright,, Jim Cederdahl Backhaus,
Bill Giles, Bobby Reynolds, Ray
Mladovich, Bobby Decker, Jerry
Dunn, Bob Diers, Milt Frei and
Dick Christoph.
The Kansas State baseball team
will play a return match with the
Huskers when they visit Lincoln,
April 29-30. This is expected to
boost Nebraska's chances of over
taking the Missouri club for
league leadership, if the Corn
huskers can, beat Missouri when
they battle at Columbia, May 12
and 13.
Strictly ECushner
Sports Editor '
Cryin' in The Rain
The weather man has struck' another hard blow at the intra
mural softball lea cues. For the second straight year, the inclement
weather conditions have forced a cancelling of all regular scheduled
league games in order to go into the playoffs.
Again, as last year, softball players in the leagues are moaning
the present single elimination tournament. Ana ,
tho haira a lacral crrina
Many teams have yet to play a single game ?
against opposition this spring, which means that f
these teams will be forced to go into the final i
tournament "cold."
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other sport, have their ups and downs. A poor ,
underdog could upset a strong team and weaken
tht cnliher nf teams in th tournament fthis fir- J'
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today . . . but who's gonna revise the game?
At any rate, the ears of this writer have
been opened to the many complaints of drop- Kushner
ping the regular IM play and putting the single elimination into
This little masterpiece of American literature isn't intended to
reprimand the intramural department in any way. We are aware
oi tne iact that there is less than a month to complete the tourna
ment and this action was taken as a last resort.
But wait until we get our hands on ole Jupiter B. Pluvious!
Complaint Department
Open your mouth about the outcome of the maior leasrue season
and you can't help but put your footsie in it.
When we came out with our selections for the 1952 major league
finishers we were the natural target for a barrage of complaints.
Most qi tne tongue lashings came from loyal Cleveland Indian fans.
One fan, who insisted on calling me a "bum" even though I
didn't have my Brooklyn uniform on that day, couldn't see how I
could choose "those old bunch of ex's and not a spirited, fighting
St. Louis Brown team." (The "old bunch" he referred to are the
New York Yankees.)
We'll have to admit the Yankee team, as a whole, has a great
deal of "experience" behind it, but they are far from the point of
diminishing returns on American league victories and World Series
At any rate, we won't budge from our stand that the Yanks and
Dodgers will be in the 1952 World Series. (All bets taken at the
sports desk between 2 and 5 p.m.)
Missouri Gridders Finish Drills
They'll all be in after Saturday. That is to say the Big Seven
spring practice sessions will be climaxed by the Missouri Tigers in
their iinaie against the Tiger alumni.
Some mighty flashy names appear on the Bengal grandfathers
roster. Johnny Kadlec, Bus Entsminger (coach), John Glorioso,
Dick Braznell, Ed Stephens and the Fuchs boys, Bob and Bill.
It should be one of the toughest games the Missouri varsity
will encounter this year. It's hard to think about football with
this spring weather prevailing and spring sports dominating the
sports scene.
The Box Scores Don't Lie
We had to adjust the bifocles and even afterward we couldn't
Friday, April 25, 1952
IMlebrask IB Baseball
Team HeaH's Weslevaim
Sports Staff Writer
A steal of home by Fred Seger
in the sixth inning gave Ne
braska's "B" baseballers a 2-1
opening-game victory over Ne
braska Wesleyan in a game played
on the NU diamond Thursday aft
ernoon. Seger stole home on Wesleyan
Pitcher Archie Gustafson in the
bottom of the sixth frame to break
up a 1-1 tie.
Lanky Fred's double to right
and a muffed grounder by Wes
leyan shortstop Leon Lehr put
Seger in position to sneak home
with the score despite the efforts
of Gustafson and Plainsman
Catcher Bob Witham.
The Nubbins had scored in the
first inning on a pair of singles
by George Mink and Denny Ko-
rinek along with Seger s infield
out which scored Mink.
The Plainsmen got their only
run in the top of the sixth on
Glenn Reed's hit to left field, left-1 Top hitter of the day was Sec-
fielder Walt Finke's error and a ond Baseman Al Karle, whose
single by Ron Olson which scored
Reed. The tally came after two
were out.
In a game which was well
played, especially for this early
two singles in three at-bats
matched Plainsman Bob Starkel's
Bob Kremke, a pitcher, filled
in at third base for Coach Ed
in the season, Husker pitchers Berg's Nubbins, and turned in a
Bob Gleason and Don Muenster good performance,
hooked up in a tight mound duel In addition to scoring the win
with Wesleyan's ace, Gustafson. ning run, Seger made a game-sav-
Gleason started on the hill for ing stop of Starkel's hard shot to
the NU seconds, yielding three short in the fourth inning with
hits and striking out seven. runners on first and second. Al-
Muenster came on in the sixth though unable to make a throw,
frame for Nebraska, and allowed Seger prevented a run from
a brace of bingles while fanning 'scoring.
three. Friday the "B" team journeys
In the meantime, Gustafson was to Milford for a game with Mil
holding the Huskers at bay on I ford Trade School. Coach Berg
five hits over the full nine in- indicated that Bob Kremke would
nings, and was striking out nine. probably be the starting pitcher.
ager Cyclone Track
Team Enters Relays
The six University of Nebraska
entries in the annual Drake Re
lays will have to cope with compe
tition from Iowa State college
when they make their trip to the
Iowa State capital.
Iowa State will enter ali evants
on the Drake Relays program,
Coach Carl Burl V. Berry an
nounced today.
"We may shift out of some
events If it will help us in
'others," Berry said, "but we'll
complete in a heavy list of events
just the same."
Berry has listed 33 men for
seven relays and 11 individual
events. Tod individual performers
entered are Jim Robertson, 1951J
place winner in the discus; John
Wilkin, who has placed second and
third in the Texas and Kansas Re
lays, and Jim Kent, a place winner
in the, Kansas Relays and hop-ateD-iumD
Bruce Aneie, uon
Tom Shupe, Dick Silver, Lee
Spence, Al Stevenson, Dick
Wendt, John Wilkin, Tom Willet,
Dave Williams, John Williams,
and Don Young.
Meanwhile the Iowa State base'
ball team left today for a four
game road trip against Missouri
and Kansas, cap Timm, lowa state
coach, and 16 players win mane
the trip.
Cyclone opposition on the trip
will be two of the toughest
teams in the. loop. The Tigers
have come up with a lot of new
faces but even greater power
than in 1951. Coach Hi Sim
mons' nine is rated as most
likely to stop the Oklahoma
march to a second straight Big
Seven title.
Over at Lawrence, Kans., the
Jayhawks are figured to have the
top pitching staff in the league
headed by iastbqlier uari ane-
The Mighty Cerv At The Plate
T'was a gloomy day
In the empire state,
The Yank were behind,
The innings were eight.
When out of the hole
Just this side of third,
Stepped Strongboy Bob Cerv
The ovation clearly heard.
All spines were a tingling
Of hopes for a blow,
The pitcher wound up
And here comes the throw.
Tis a bingle in left
And Cerv is the gun,
But the Red Sox are Joyous,
They romped three to one.
But down through the years,
Though losing the game,
The Yanks'll remember
That glorious eighth frame.
T'was a gloomy day
In the empire state,
But joy reigned in Boston,
Cui Cerv's hit was too late.
Emerson Kushner
Weekend Sports Slate
BasebaL: April 25-26 Ne
braska vc Oklahoma at
Track: Drake Relays, April 26
at Bes Moines, la. April 28
Colorado vs. Nebraska here.
Tennis: April 26, Omaha uni
versity vs. Nebraska at
Omaha. April 28, Washburn
university vs. Nebraska at
Golf: April 26, Colorado vs. Ne
braska here. April 28, Wash
burn vs. Nebraska at Topeka.
Thane Baker Wins
Council Election
At Kansas State
Thane Baker, Kansas State's
sensational track star, has won
another race this time in the po
litical field.
Baker, the Big Seven confer'
ence and Kansas Relays sprint
champion, has been elected to the
Student Council at Kansas State.
An economics student, Thane re
ceived the most votes among the
candidates seeking to represent
the school of Arts and Sciences
the largest school, of Kansas State
Rains Slow
IM Softball
The intramural schedule has
been jumbled almost completely
as far as the softball games are
Rain and muddy diamonds
have caused a complete change
in the slate. Onl a few ball
games have been played off,
and many of thesi havet been
called off at the ed of the first
few innings, and thus cancelled.
The problem looms before the
intramural department concern
ing the rescheduling or cancelling
of the games.
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Courtesy The Lincoln State Journal
Bob Kremke and Don Muenster,
both out for the Nebraska varsity basketball team, are starting
pitchers on Coach Ed Berg's Nebraska baseball B team. Muenster
is from Omha, Kremke from Millard. -
Missouri Trackmen To Drake
About 12 to 14 Missouri track
men will be in action at Des
Moines this weekend, with six Ti
gers slated to compete in indi
vidual events on the Drake Re
lays program.
In the relay events, the only
Mizzou entries will be the four
mile and two-mile teams which
placed in the Kansas Relays. The
four-mile entry, second to Kan
sas in the Jayhawks' record-setting
win at Lawrence, will have
Bob Lindquist, Jerry Piper, Ches
ter Franz and Bert McVay or
Harold Stephenson.
This race comes off Friday
afternoon, while the two-mile
relay is held on Saturday. Mis
souri's personnel in the latter
race will be John Boucher,
Clayton Hall, McVay and
Stephenson or Frani. The Ti
gers took fourth place in the
two-mile baton race at Law
rence. Seeking individual laurels, Mis
souri's Bob Fox will be running
in his two-mile specialty Friday
afternoon. Other Gold and Black
performers due to appear in the
Drake carnival are Bob Gorden,
high jump; Frank Dickey, pole
vault; and Don iZmmerman and
Bill Fessler, javelin.
Fessler, the long-striding grid
halfback from Kansas City, also
will take another whack at the
400-meter hurdles race this week
end. At Lawrence last Saturday,
he qualified, but failed to place,
in this Olympic year event.
Fessler did, however, pick up
, fourth in the javelin. Gorden
tied for third in the high jump
at 6-ft. 6'i inches a good
early-season climb for the Uni
versity City senior. Dickey tied
for third in the pole vault at
12-ft. 6.
Another sprinter or two may
be added to the travel squad,
Coach Tom Botts said, before the
Tigers leave Columbia Thursday
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Buck, Virg Byerly, ill Carpenter, Burgess and Jack Luhring as his
Jack Duston, George Eastburn,
Capt. Merle Harris, Ray Hoffman
starting pittchers on the trip. In its
only Big Seven start, the Cyclone
AlTolman, Bill Honnold, Jim Kent, 'team dropped an 8-6 decision to
Ken Mallas, John Maney, Jim Kansas State last Monday. Rain
Mielkusj Harold Rhode, Jim Rob-! cancelled the second game of the
ertson, Dick Robbins, Jim Shearer, I series.
Scarlet 'Play And Pray'
That Mizzou Team Loses
Nebraska's baseball team will
be playing and praying at Nor
man, Okla., this weekend when
they meet the Sooners.
They'll be playing hard to
beat Oklahoma and stay in the
Big Seven conference race and
praying hard that the Missouri
Tigers, league leaders, will take
their first beating this year.
Rained out of the Kansas series
at Lawrence MoViday and Tues
day, Mizzou's baseball team will
take on Iowa State at Columbia,
Friday and Saturday in Big Seven
For Coach Hi Simmons' club,
the two clashes with Iowa State
will be the last home games
until May 9. In the Interim, the
Tl-ri will be on the road for
fivo straight games. They then
return to their own diamond,
playing the last glx conference
games at home.
Simmons will pitch his two best
moundsmen Dick Atkinson and
Don Boenker against Coach Cap
Timm's visitors. Both own 2-1
records so far, with Boenker's
one-hitter in the T.C.U. triumph
giving Mizzou top-flight hurling.
The chunky right-hander
from Normandy high In St
Louis picked up his loss In re
lief against Oklahoma A&M
when Dale Roark tagged htm for
a two-run homer In the ninth.
Boenker, incidentally, is carry
ing Missouri's offensive lead in
fine style, too. He leads M.U. hit
ters with a .667 average, while
second baseman Ken Kurt owns
the best mark among the regulars
at .471.
His timing off after missing the
first seven weeks of pre-season
batting drills, Captain Junior
Wren is well down tne taoie in ine
early averages. Wren took a frac
tured wrist out of its cast lust lour
days before Mizzou's opener, and
is now hitting .143 against his
final .356 average last season,
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Don Boenker, V 1 8
Kent Kuril, 2b 17 6 8
Boh Schoonmalcer. lb ..30 10 9
.Jack Patchett. rf ill B 7
Rom Boraer. 3b 28
Carl Barnour. c 11
Herb Gcllnian, e .
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lialph Monroe, U 18 6
Dick Robfnaon. aa. ....z
Junior Wren, ci 28
Othcra 22
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IM Tennis
A new timetable was assigned
to the intramural tennis-doubles
tournament. Because of the fail
ure of any of the games having
already reached a decision which
annarentlv would lead to over
loading the courts just Derore tne
deadline dates, a new se;up nas
been instigated.
All first round matches must
now be played on or before
April 26. The tennis courts havo
been reserved for I-M match
play all day Saturday. Six
matches have been assigned to
the courts at 8:30 a.m., 19 a.m.,
11:30 a-m 3 pjn. and 4:30 p.m
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Sound being a basic raw material of the Bell System, we have pioneered
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" Keeping the world's best telephone system growing for our country is a
big and challenging job. There are opportunities for college men with the
right qualifications not only with Bell's corps of research scientists, but also
in engineering, operations, and administration, with the Bell Telephone
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