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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (May 6, 1955)
Friday, May 6, 1955
From The Pressbox
Tom Currie Puts
Athletes To Shame
By BRUCE BRUGMANN
An elderly 'man, wearing a battered felt hat and stumping slowly
across the campus with his long cane, has put many Cornhusker
athletes to shame.
His name is Tom Currie, he's 70 years old and just about the
best baseball fan the Huskers have.
Tom, who hasn't missed a Nebraska home
game in the last three years, walked from his
room at 1630 K a distance of nearly one mile
to watch the Huskers play in their two series
with Iowa State and Oklahoma. And he covered
the entire distance with a fractured kneecap, which
was trussed up in a bulky plaster cast.
Broken Kneecap ...
The agile old-timer broke his kneecap earlier
in April as he slipped crossing a Lincoln thorough
fare. This was a bad mishap for Tom with the
Lincoln Chiefs due in town any day and the Husk
ers busily preparing for the Big Seven campaign.
However, Tom missed only one Nebraska home game. And Tom
says optimistically that the cast would probably be removed in the
last part of May.
"Maybe I'll get to see a little more baseball then," he smiled
When the spectators first begin to amble toward the baseball
field and the players spill forth from the Fieldhouse door on a baseball
afternoon, Tom can be observed standing at his usual post the railing
between the Stadium and fieldhouse which overlooks the diamond.
From this spot Tom has focused a keen eye on Husker ball players for
nearly five years. '
His favorite players during this span were Bob Reynolds, former
Nebraska Ail-American who was among the crowd at Monday's game,
and Ray Novak, former pitcher and first baseman.
Tom is especially impressed with the present NU aggregation.
Their pitching is excellent, he said, and they have a fine array of
hitters. Shading his eyes slightly from the afternoon sun, he singled
out Willie Greenlaw and Fran Hofmaier as fine hurling candidates and
Jim Cederdahl, Bill Giles and Don Brown as dangerous, long ball
A loyal Lincolnite, Tom thinks the Chiefs are the best team in the
Western League. He also predicts that Nebraska will take the Big
'Til even bet," he added slyly, "that if they ever do get in the
College World Series in Omaha, they'll do all right."
Hobe Jones Runs Again ...
NU students at the Drake Relays last Friday and Saturday
watched three of Nebraska's finest track products aU performing for
different schools. Lowell Jansen of York ran on Kansas University's
two mile relay team. Charlie "Deacon" Jones of Boys Town, a fresh
man distance star at Iowa University, was pitted against the mile
neld. Hobe Jones, former Husker track great, ran
with Michigan State's two mile relay team. .
Hobe, who transferred to Michigan State two
years ago to study forestry, nailed down the third
leg of the relay with his best time of the year
a 1:54 effort for the half-mile distance. The fleet
MS quartet was nipped by a stride by Okla
Earlier in the afternoon Hobe asked his coach
if he could pace Wes Santee in his bid for the
four-minute mile. However, Michigan State was
aiming at a new record in the two mile relay, and
he wasn't given permission. In the spring of 1952
Hobe turned in a blazing 1:58 to push Santee to
a Big Seven half mile record.
Students who visited with Hobe were impressed with his determi
nation. "He really means business when he's out there running." The
former Lincoln High star said he hoped to clip two seconds from his
Saturday time before the Coliseum Relays in Los Angeles. Michigan
State and the Oklahoma Aggies will be matched again, each seeking
to eclipse the national two-mile relay mark.
Courtesy Lincoln Star
A marathon singles match be
tween George Spruce and Steve
Sutton highlighted Creighton Uni
versity's 7-0 victory over Nebraska
In a tennis meet Wednesday.
Spruce subjugated Sutton in a
three and a half match, 12-10, 8-10,
Single: Rum Schlotztuuor beat John
Schrocder. 6-3, 6-3; Stra Wont beat John
Mono. 6-2. 6-3: Wall; Soonf beat AM
Ford, 6-0. 6-4; Jack Bclltz beat Tom SHU.
Doublet: Scholuhaucr-Soons beat Schrae-cVr-Moran.
6-4. 6-3j Wonl-Kilker beat
Still-Ford, 6-1, 6-0.
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Nebnukaa Photo By Gtorca Madaca
TOM CURRIE . . . Nebraska's best baseball fan Is shown stand
big at his post alongside the Fieldhouse railing which overlooks the
Husker diamond. Currie walked over a mile with a fractured knee
cap to watch the NU nine In action.
NU Seeks Second Consecutive
Victory With la. State Today
100-yard dash : 09.9, Lee (N) 1931
220-yard dash-: 21.5, Littler (N)
440-yard dash ;47.5, Littler (N)
880-yard run 1:57.2, Wolters (IS)
Mile run 4:27.8 Richardson (IS)
2-mile run 9:39.1, Inma.i (IS) 1941
120-yard high hurdles : 14.9, Hager
(IS) 1931; Smutz (N) 1941.
220-yard low hurdles : 24.1, Hager
Mile relay 3:23, Iowa State (Hen
derson, Wessling, Nagel, Labertew)
Shot put 49-11, Rhea (N) 1931.
Discus 149-6, Debus (Nf) 1943.
Javelin 195-3s4, Grote (N) 1941.
High jump 6-1, Schnaake (IS)
Broad Jump 23-3, Pedersen (IS)
Pole vault 13-0, Hunt (N) 1940.
Nebraska seeks its second con
secutive win of the outdoor season
Friday when Iowa State visits Mem
orial Stadium. First running event
is scheduled for S p.m.
Husker Coach Jerry Lee, a fine
Mom Sdweman Pitches Kappa Sigma
ast Cornhusker Co-op; Phi Gams ITm
By ED KEMBLE
Kappa Sigma Wednesday com
bined Cornhusker Co-op pitcher
Bill Chin's wildness, a four-hit per
formance by their own hurler,
Norm Schuerman and a 10 attack,
to wallop the Co-opers, 16-11.
Chin issued 11 bases on balls in
the four innings he faced the Kappa
In addition to limiting his oppo
sition to four hits, one of them
Harry Wray's first inning homer,
Schuerman sent 10 of the Co-opers
down via the strike-out route.
Kappa Sig tallied four runs in
the second inning on three free
passes and one base hit. Their big
inning came in the third when they
produced 12 runs on nine hits, in
cluding Charles Pobry's grand
slam homer. Leading this slugging
was Stan Gohlinghorst, who hit 3
for 3, all singles.
Husker Linksmen Win
Over K-State Wildcats
Husker golfers mastered Kansas
State linksmen Tuesday by taking
three out of four matches from
the Wildcats, 9 to 2Vi. Nebras
ka's Chuck Jensen stroked his way
to medal honors with 75. Summaries:
Chuck Jensen (N), 75, defeated Dave
Pfueze (KS). 80, 3-0; Kent Poore (KS).
76, defeated Jack Moore (N), 77. 2-1;
John Butterfield (X), 81. defeated Jim
Weathertord (KS). 83, 2tt-; Nelson (N),
76. defeated Hayes Walker (KS), 79. 3-0.
In another one-sided affair, the
Dent Frosh pounded the Methodist
Student House, 15-3. Darrel Ogden
scattered four Methodist hits.
John Lehr, Dent Frosh, and Wes
ley Durst of the . Methodist each
poled first inning home runs.
Coe Kroese pitched seven hit ball
and aided his own cause with a
first inning home run as Avery
out-slugged Hitchcock, 21-10. Ron
McMillen also homered for Avery.
Phi Gamma Delta blasted Sigma
Phil Epsilon, 14-4. Ed Schmitt
pitched for the Phi Gams, allowing
ten hits. Schmitt also collected the
big blow of the game, a lead-off
home run in the fourth.
In the only game even resemb
ling a close contest, the Geologists
beat Delta Sigma Pi, 12-8. Clark
Mueller was on the mound for the
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springer and broad jumper in his
college days, will be watching the
100-yard dash with special interest.
He holds the meet record in this
event, at :09.9 set in 1931.
The meet marks the first out
door dual meet between the two
teams since 1943. They have met
annually indoors, but the outdoor
affairs have not been held for 12
The Cyclones wn from the Husk
ers in an indoor meet this winter
by a 58-46 score.
Coach Lee has juggled his ent
ries for Friday's meet. Bob Nie
man and Brien Henric'kson will
compete in the 100 and 220. J. R.
Beatie and Hugh Osmera will vie
in the half mile while Bob An
derson and Charlie Gibson duel in
Lee Carter will be Nebraska's
only entry in the mile. Dick Wat
son confined to Student Health
most of this week, will run in the
two mile. The Husker's fine mile
relay team of Nieman, Anderson,
Gibson and Hendrickson rate the
edge in that event.
IM Golf Notice
Intramural golfers are reminded
that the second round of the golf
tournament will be played Satur
day morning at the Pioneer Golf
Course. Registering for the first
tee will be between 7:30 and 8:C0
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May 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
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