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    Friday, April 22, 1955
THE NEBRASKAN
Sanfee To Bid For 4-Minute Mile
Treve Jtfeef i?ecorJs, 2 IVorM Marks
fidflfigered ilf Jffffisos Hes Saturday
By BRUCE BRUGMANN
Sports Editor
Twelve meet records and two
world marks will be imperiled
Saturday when the finest baton
field in history ambles out of the
30th Kansas Relays paddock at
Lawrence.
Houston, Texas and Oklahoma
A&M are expected to press the
440 and sprint medley marks.
The Cougars and Longhorns are
bracketed together for a co-assault
oo the quartermile clocking of :40.5
Bow held by USC'a 1938 quartet
and last year's Texas foursome.
The Aggies, unless they are spent
from too many previous attempts,
will have little competition in the
medley save from the stop watch.
They are aiming at Kansas' 3:20.2,
established last year at Texas.
. 40.5 Quarter
Houston's 440 team of Doyle
Jones, Jerry Beck, Danny Boone
and Larry McBride have already
tied the :40.5 mark. They equalled
the time against Texas and Texas
A&M, notching it around two turns
in a March 5 triangular. This
quartet has been clocked at :41.2
on three other occasions.
The Texas Longhorns, without
using their top sophomore Frank
Daugherty who has been nursing
a pulled muscle, will field a quar
tet in which each man has been
clocked in :09.6 or under. Larry
McBride, the anchor man, ran a
:09.4 century to win the Southwest
Louisiana Relays last Saturday.
Oddly enough, both these four
somes could snap the world rec
ord, without disturbing the meet
mark. This time was dropped
to -.40.3 last year by Dean Smith,
Jerry Prewitt, Al Frieden and
Bobby Whilden of the Longhorns.
Ic never reached the world annals
because of a tailwind through the
first two carries.
Medley Standard Endangered
Oklahoma A&M sped to within
one-tenth of KU's medley standard
Nebraska
To Meet
Gophers
Minnesota and Nebraska " will
vie in Memorial Stadium Friday
afternoon in an outdoor track
meet.
This contest is the first meet
between the two schools since Ne
braska won a triangular against
Minnesota and Wisconsin in 1942.
The Golden Gophers defeated the
Huskers in their last dual in 1939.
Javelin competition will not be
included in the afternoon agenda
as the Big Ten does not use this
event.
One mark is endangered. Ray
Kelley, NU high jumper, has
many times bettered the high
jump mark of 5-10 inches.
The running events start at S
p.m. The shot, pole vault and
high jump will start at 2:45.
Minnesota has not had an out
door test and Nebraska lost a
combination indoor-outdoor dual to
Colorado.
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a: the Texas Relays April 1. J. W.
Mashburn, the blond 1952 Olympi
an, opened with a :47.5 quarter at
Austin and is the logical choice
ti improve the Aggie relay team's
mark. A week before the meet
at Austin Mashburn recorded a
scorching :46.S while finishing third
in the Pan-American Games.
Also included on this relay team
Lt Billy Heard, who anchored with
an 1:49.5 880 at Texas, Jack Hays,
a :09.7 100-man, and Marion Mun
creif in the middle 220's. It is
expected that this aggregation can
hammer down to 3:18 or 3:19 to
easily eclipse Oklahoma's five-year-old
meet record of 3:24.3.
If the Oklahomans choose, they
can shoot at the meet four-mile,
distance medley and mile records
too. A quartet of Mel Moseley,
Sture Landquist, Bjorn Bogerud
and Fred Eckoff came within two
seconds of the American record
with a 17:10.6 smash at Texas.
This Is almost eight seconds under
the current Mt. Oread clocking of
17:18.3, erected by Kansas in 1952.
First Race
This race is the first distance
haul of the afternoon and it wouldn't
be surprising to see the Aggies
shave two or three seconds off
Michigan's current national col
legiate mark of 17:08.6, posted
three years ago.
The winner in the mile relay
will be obliged to dip under Okla
homa's current 3:14.8 Relays stand
ard to claim the gold medal. Tex
as ran 4:14.1 to win its own meet.
SMU's defending Kansas champions
were only a tenth behind, with
Houston third in 3-14.7. Rice was
fourth in 3:15.1.
Oklahoma A&M eclipsed the ex
isting Kansas 880 record of 1:25.2
at Texas with a 1:25.1. Houston
hit 1:25.3 and Texas 1:25.9 in the
same race. Texas sped 7:37.1 in
the two mile, almost three seconds
under the present Jayhawker Gam'
figure of 7:41.
Few Individual Marks Imperiled
Few individual marks are in
danger at the Kansas conclave,
yet two could possibly tumble. Wes
Santee will continue to try for the
elusive four, minute mile tld and
his own 4:03.1 standard in the Glenn
Cunningham feature is no more
safe than it was at 4:12.0. He ran
4:00.5 for a new American mark
at Austin.
Alton Terry's 229-2 javelin mark
for Hardin-Simmons has been on
the books since 1937. However,
KU's Les Bitner threatens as he
threw the spear 236- at the Ar
kansas Relays last week and fol
lowed with 223-6 against A&M
Saturday.
Nebraska, though not expected
to make a great stir, will enter
Brien Hendrickson in the 220. He
has the best clocking in the nation
with a 21.9 effort.
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BRUCE RILEY . . . versatile
Husker gymnast, collected 17
medals and two trophies in only
three meets this year to compile
Courtcor Lincoln Stir
a greater total than the entire
gymnastic team won during the
past four seasons.
American League
Champion Indians Again
Predicted To Finish First
EDITOR'S NOTE:
This is the first of a series of
articles by Max Kreitman on the
major league baseball teams,
sketching last season's play, the
team's strength, their stars and
probable finishing berth.
When the major league season
opened last Monday, once again
the pennant of the American
League flew over the home of the
Cleveland Indians. Not since 1948
has the flag of the junior cir
cuit been aloft the Municiple Sta
dium. ,
Last year the Indians breezed
through the season finishing eight
games ahead of the second place
New York Yankees and 17 games
better than the third place Chi
cago White Sox.
Then came World Series time
and the roof toppled in on Mana
ger Al Lopez's crew. Against the
National League New York Giants,
they fell before Willie Mays and
Co. in four straight contests.
Top Spot Predicted
As the new season begins, once
again the Indians are predicted
to finish near if not on top. The
Cleveland mound corps is a mana
ger's paradise.
The "Big Three" of the staff,
Bob Lemon, Mike Garcia and
Early Wynn, combined to win over
half of Clevelands 111 wins. Art
Houtteman, the hard-luck kid of
the Detroit Tigers, came on to add
15 wins to the cause. They also got
able assistance from the veterans
Bob Feller and Hal Newhouser,
plus an able relief crew, featuring
two rookies, Andy Tomenek and
Don MossL
Another addition to the Indian
mound staff is one of the most
heralded rookies since Mickey Man
tle, in the person of 21-year-old
Herb Score. The young southpaw
won 22 and lost five for Indian
apolis, notching 330 strikeouts and
a sensational 2.64 ERA.
AL Batting Champ
The Indian infield boasts power
in Vic Wertz at first, AL batting
champion, Robert Avila at second,
George Strickland at shortstop and
Al Rosen at third. In the outfield,
homerun king Ralph Kiner in left,
hard-hitting Larry Doby in center
and young Al Smith in right.
Behind the plate, Lopez has two
dependable catchers in veteran Jim
Hegan and rookie Hank Foiles.
The Tribe has jumped off to a
good start this year, winning six of
their first eight games. Young
Score has thus far lived up to
his expectations, winning his first
start. He was relieved in his sec
ond outing, but managed to strike
out nine batters in a seven-inning
stint. Thus the addition of Score
plus the veteran Tribe crew, should
add up to another fine year for the
champs from Ohio.
A Campus-to-Career Case History
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Here Ed Chandler reviews Long Distance facilities between Atlanta and Lincoln,,
Georgia. He is working from a layout that shows all Long Distance lines in the slau.
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fialEioc mo out of a jols
Ed Chandler had a gotd job all lined
up long before he graduated from
Georgia Institute of Technology as an
Industrial Engineer. But then he
changed his mind ...
' When I got out of college in '50, 1 was
all set to go with a company I'd worked
for during a previous summer.
"But then I got called up by the Army.
During the next two years I heard a
lot of good things from my Georgia
Tech classmates who'd gone to work
for the telephone company. As far as
I was concerned this was the best recom
mendation any company could get.
"So when I got out of the Army I
stopped in to talk with the telephone
people. When I saw an outline of their
development program, I was sold.
"My first year took me through every
phase of handling and estimating costs
on telephone equ ipment from warehouse
to installation. I drew up plans for sev
eral projects, then went out in the field
to see how they were carried out
"Now I'm helping develop next year's
multi-million-dollar construction pro
gram for Georgia. I've found it an in
teresting and rewarding job."
In the engineering department of Southern Bell
Telephone & Telegraph fompany in Atlanta, Ed
Chandler is moving along in his career, lour Place
ment O flicer can give you details about similar op
port unities with the other Bell telephone companies
like Southern Bell-also with Bell Telephone Lab
oratories, Western Electric and Saadia Corporation.
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Gymnast Riley Most
Unheralded NU Athlete
By BRUCE BRUGMANN
, Sports Editor
One Of Nation's Best
Probably the best and most unheralded athlete at the University
this year is Bruce Riley, one of the nation's top gymnasts. Bruca
collected more medals in three meets this year than the entire Husker
gymnastic team has won during the past four seasons even though
the NU squad is one of the best in the Midwest
with a 10-1 slate for the '54-55 campaign.
Riley, 25-year-old Army veteran, has earned 17
medals and two trophies in the three meets. Dur
ing regular season competition Riley compiled a
294 point aggregate and paced the Huskers to the
first dual victory over Minnesota in; 20 years.
These are a few of Bruce's accomplishments:
In the All-College Invitational at Denver, Bruce
scored 66 points, five more than the nearest compe
titor, Colorado State, could muster.
Competing in the National Collegiate champion
ships at Los Angeles. Bruce fashioned a ninth
place as the only Cornhusker entry. Scoring in
four events, he was selected as one of the outstanding all round per
formers.
Bruce placed in 10 of the 11 events he entered In the National
YMCA meet at Dayton, Ohio, this past weekend. The only gymnast to
enter every event, he notched two firsts, two thirds, a fourth, four
fifths and a fourth place slot in the all important all round event.
No fair weather athlete, Riley once traveled with a sidekick to
a meet in Wichita, Kans., on a motorcycle during zero weather. Losing
their way, the pair did not arrive until the meet was well underway.
With no preliminary warmups, Bruce got hotter as the meet progressed
and picked up seven firsts.
The Double Fly Away
Bruce has used a trick in his high bar routine which is duplicated
by no other gymnast in the country. After circling the bar with
sweeping body arcs, Bruce dismounts with what is called in gymnastic
jargon as the double fly away a double somersault maneuver which
leaves him standing erect,' arms outstretched, facing the audience.
In the meet at Los Angele and again at the YMCA meet at
Dayton, Riley brought the onlot ers to their feet with his flashy finale
and received a standing ovation on each occasion. After the event
Gene Wettstone, the Pennsylvania University gymnastics coach, called
Bruce to one side and said he was the only gymnast in the United
States using the double fly away from the high bar. In fact, he
continued, as far as I know only a squad from Finland uses the
maneuver.
For Riley, the double fly away was the result of a lot of extra
curricular activity. First he practiced the double somersault effect
off the flying rings over the water. Then lie practiced it over sand.
Finally, in two meets last year, he used it to finish his high bar
routine. This year he has used it in every meet.
According to Coach Jake Geier, Bruce has not "reached his peak.
Bruce has got the difficulty to compete with the best in the country,
he said, but he still needs more polish on his form.
The nice thing about Riley is that he is only a junior and has ona
more year of eligibility. If he continues to improve as he hss in the
past two years, Nebraska may have a national gymnastics champion
in 1956.
Iranian Strong In Volleyball
A group of Iranian students have dominated the Intramural volley
ball scene for the past four years. Sweeping to three consecutive all
University championships, the Iranians were beaten this year in the
all-U contest in a close match with the Sigma Chi's.
Included in this hard-to-pronounce nomenclature are Faz Haghiri
and Ted Tavakoli, a pair of 6 foot one inch spikers, Mort Solhjoo, Bob
Ghaisari and Amir Maghen, the setters, Ed Sarkissian, the best all
around player, and Jerry Ansari, a substitute who was called into
action in the final two games when one of the first six was having a
hospital opefation.
The entire team has played together the past two years. Faz,
Mort, Ed and Bob have formed a nucleus for the last four years. The
Iranian squad should be good again next year as Mort and Bob are
the only two players leaving for certain.
Perhaps one reason for the continued success of this volleyball
clan is that volleyball is played as a minor sport between high schools
in Iran. According to Jerry Ansari, only football and baseball are
omitted from the sports agenda. Soccer, basketball, track, wrestling
and volleyball are the big athletic contests.
Tennis Prospects Bright
The University tennis team, though whitewashed 7-0 in a meet
yesterday with Omaha U, have definite signs of promise. A young
team this year, Coach Ed Higganbotham is working with a fine frosh
crop. The leading freshmen are a hard-working trio of George Fisk,
Arthur Weaver and Hayward Hawke, with Brent Donaldsen and Jack
Clark not far in arrears. The Huskers also faced yesterday two strong
candidates for the state single and doubles champions in John Dervin
and the combination of Dervin and Bill' Berg.
Etcetera
The freshman-varsity baseball game Saturday afternoon should
reveal a strong frosh aggregation. Going against Tony Sharpe's first
stringers will be crack yearling pitchers Cal Johnson, Mike Kosmicki
and Charles Ziegenbien. Other freshman standouts in action will be
Don Smidt, Jim Kubacki, Dick Kleiber, Gary Reimers and Rod Wolft;
...Don Comstock, though he is not carrying enough hours to be able
to compete this spring, is working out with the track squad to get in
shape for next year's grid campaign. . .Missouri, 1954 collegiate champs
were handed two consecutive defeats last Friday and Saturday by
Oklahoma A&M. Missouri has all but two of their '54 championship
squad back.
Many Outstanding Freshmen
Husker Baseball Varsity
To Play Frosh Saturday
The Husker baseball team. MIa
this week after rolhner to n 7-1
slate, will meet the freshmen in
full-scale game Saturday afternoon
at Z o ciocic on the NU diamond.
Nebraska, cresting a resoundinz
slugging spree, will face sharp
yearling pitchers in Cal Johnson,
Mike Kosmicki and Charles Zieg-
Union Ping Pong
Students participating in the Stu
dent Union Ping Pong Tourna
ment are asked to check nairincs
ir. the Union Lobby. The playoffs
for singles must be played before
Monday, Aprd 25, at 5 p.m.
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fine backstop candidates, will catch
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Other standout yearlings who will
sprinkle a fine, first j'ear lineup
are Frank Napp, who also is on
the football squad; Don Smidt, a
freshmen basketball player; Jim
Kubacki, also on the cage squad;
Dick Kleiber, football end; Gary
Reimers, a promising basketeer,
and Rod Wolfe, who collected
three for four in an intrasquad
doubleheader Saturday.
Challenge V3 Match
Scheduled For Tonight
A challenge Volleyball match Is
scheduled Friday between the Ag
Y girls and the Ag-Y boys. Game
time is 7:30 in the College Activi
ties Building, announced Marvia
Coffee, YM president.
The contest is open to the pub
lic. A weiner roast will follow the
game.
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