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Tuesday, May 10, 955
- Traveling Along
The Sports Trail
By LEO SEEKER JR.
Sports Staff Writer
I'm not usually a banner-waving, mouth-foaming crusader. I
dont get excited at political rallies or advocate the lynching of my
landlord, but apain last Saturday something hap
pened that made my stomach boiL
The University Innocents Society picked IS new
members at the Ivy Day ceremonies and not one
of them was a Husker athlete. What is the trouble? jj
Dont athletes participate In enough so-called ae-1
This is not something new for this society. It 1 "?
all started in 1952 hen a fellow by the name of I I
Bobby Reynolds was not selected as an Innocent. I J
Reynolds was only an AH-American for the Univer- I
sity in football, had better-than-average grades mr mow
and was popular with the student body. Why did . '
be miSS? Cmrtns Llncfrn Stiff
Since that time there have been many others who should have
been members of Innocents that just never seemed to be chosen
by these men.
Some of these were Bob Oberlia, the standout center for three
years on the football team, an outstanding engineering student, and a
person picked by sportswriters all over the United States for scholas
tic All-American honors; Jim OdrrdaM, the fine baseballer and well
liked campus leader; Jim Hafstetter, pole-vaulter deluxe; Gary Reaisel
men, Dave Gradwohl and Norm Velteer. There are many more too
numerous to mention at this time.
If a Cornhusker athlete who spends something like 15 hours a week
In any sport can maintain even average grades and is also well-liked
by the majority of students, isn't be doing as much good for your
University as being in all sorts of "busy work" activities. If not, the
definition of the phrase, service to your University" should be ex
plained to mwny on this campus who feel the same way about this
problem as this writer.
We are not trying to degrade the IS men selected Saturday. The
majority of these are an honor to Nebraska, but it's just the idea
that someone has to be in at least five of these ''busy work" activities
before he is hardly considered for this group.
In our opinion if a fellow who makes All-American for a Uni
versity, a fellow who can vault near 14 feet or a fellow who is con
sidered one of the finest basebaHers in the Big Seven, isnt the caliber
of men they want in this Innocents Society, then this group should
bang up their red robes.
Another suggestion is to make clear to the students at Nebraska
that these IS are picked mostly on activities, which hurts the athletes
because tbey are trying to earn their N, which is rated higher than
any office in activities.
The whole situation is somewhat of a laugh. The popular concept
of this campus is that these IS men each year are the top fellows
in categories such as leadership,, popularity, athletics, scholarship
As is true of many other mixed up things around Nebraska
nothing will probably be done to correct this wrong. If this society
"has enough time in between their ""busy work" activities and super
vising Ivy Day next year, the recommendation of considering some
outstanding athletes might help put this society back where it should
be on the Nebraska campus.
Athletes, who conduct themselves Tike gentle
men and are also outstanding in the field of sports,
will and are still the top men of Nebraska's cam
pus even though they may not wear the red robes
nrnimr! Ttrv TBV with a SCOwlinE f BCC
Everything is not cjuiet on the Nebraska front, ,
especially when many know that in recent years
many prominent athletes were "passed over" by 1,
A few athletes may be in panty raids, have
low scholarship, and not dress according to college
standards, but in our opinion the majority are the
fmnct trrm m -nprsmi tares to have as acouaint-
We wonder what would happen if some Nebraska athlete made
AH-American three years, kept over a six average, and was popular
with the students? Would be be an Innocent?
The comments in the Ivy Day Racing Form would probably say
Terrific person, but chances slim, having not spent enough time for
the University in the activities circle."
A change is needed and the -quicker the better.
. Quote rf the Week: "In life as to baseball, it's the number of
times you reach home safely that really counts." Poster on wall of
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Jtnrk Monre. "Husker poller, rifles
liis opening drive straight down the
fairway in the meet with Wichita
Saturday. Nebraska lost the meet,
7-5, as Fritz Probst of the Kansans
rapped out a 71 for medalist bon
ors. Dick ILHuer and John Butter
field were the only two Buskers
to win their matches. ;
Table Tennis j
Winners of the annual liridgv
ping pong and chess tournaments
were announced at the Union birth
4iey Tarty Friday evening.
Jean Aitken, Mary liiorr, Allen
Kasdan and John Turrey were
awarded certificates as regional
winners of the National Intercol
legiate Eridge tournament.
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The Nebraska baseball team,
fighting for the Big Seven cham
pionship, will meet defending
NCAA titleholder Missouri Friday
and Saturday in Lincoln for a cru
cial two game series.
The TCuskers bave a 6-2 confer
ence slate, splitting a two game
aeries with Iowa State and Okla
homa during a home stand last
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Pirkes linHton 2 lfi 22 7 .fir
Don Backer BO 16 15 11 .300
Murray Backhaia . 45 11 13 10 .2MP
Willie Greenlaw ,. . .as 7 10 6 .216
Pick Olsrni 26 fi .231
Dennk Korinek 42 6 8 4 .174
Rimer Bottom e n h .in
Fran Hofirmier 13 1 2 1 .154
Dim Erniy . B 1 1 O .111
Tnl.n T.,rt.k K 1 0 0 .000
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"Willie Greenlnw 4 1 30
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Jim Crdrrdahi 0 0 104 11
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Brian Bievert 0
Of Phi Epsilon
Donald langdon was elected
president df Phi Epsilon Kappa,
professional physical education fra
ternity for men, at a recent meet
ing. (Other mew officers are Jack
'Ward, vice president; Bonnie Noel,
secretary; Donald Burling, treas
urer; Jerry Landwer, 'historian-editor;
Itoger Eohensee, guide, and
Sylvester Harris, sergeant-at-arms.
Jake G. Geier, assistant profes
sor of phyaical -education, was se
lected as faculty sponsor to re
place Bob Hamblet who bas ac
cepted a position in -Grand Island
as -director of physical educatiot.
deceiving the distinguished ser
vice award war Bert liinn, past
president of Phi Epsilon Kappa.
Nsbrcska TennU Tecra
Kansas State whitewashed the
Huskers in tennis, 7-0, on the Uni
versity courts Monday.
Nebraska could muster only one
set as Steve Button rapped Wildcat
Dick Circle, 6-4, 4-C, 6-L
Breaking the tape with a
grimace. Graves of Iowa State
(right) wins the 190-yard dash
lovia State Smothers Muckers In Track
Friday As Tvio Dual ii.eef Records Fall
By BRUCE BRUGMAXX
Two dual meet records toppled
Friday afternoon as the Iowa State
Cyclones raced by Nebraska, SO
1-S to 50 2-3, on the scorched, wind
blown cinders of Memorial Sta
dium. Jousting continually with unpre
dictable gusts of wind, Cyclones
Ken MaHas and Harold Mullison
cleared the 15-year-old pole Tault
mark by a scant three-quarters
of an inch. The twosome each left
the crossbar standing at ISt, bet
tering Harold Hunt's 13-foot mark
set in 1940. !
First Time Over
For MaHas the 18-foot plus effort
was the first tone this year be
topped the 13-foot strata. MulMson,
who took second place in the Drake
Relays with a 13-6 arc, ctid not at
tempt to "equal us heigbt bere.
Jim Hofstetter and Al Aden tied
with FeHinger of Iowa State far
third place. i
A lone Husker and two Iowa
Staters erased the ligh jump rec
ord, allt6)) three tying for first
with leaps -of fi-Z to better the
STAN MATZKE ... In first meet,
Nebraska Places Second
In Annual Rifle Tourney
'Sharpshooters from the Colorado
School of Mines at Golden, Colo
rado, won the second annual Uni
versity Invitational Gallery trifle
shooting) Championship Saturday.
KU was runner-up to the crack
Colorado squad. Iowa State was
It) lip Won by Wuney (18). 2 -Conor
CN'i. a L Graves (IS). Time 4:37.B.
4411Won r-v HtoriRell flKi. 2 Drew
CISi. 3 C .Glrwoti (M. Time :44.
3 ini Won by I). (Irnvet (IS), 2 Hen
drickon (K), B Phllmon GSj. Time
Kii Brdl Won 'bv WHrstinl! (IP). E
Olson (Nl. U 1). Glbnon W). Time r36.S.
HNii W on by 'BibIm- (IS) 2 OsmerB
,Ni. H EiH!ie iCN'). Time l.DB.l.
SlijM'on by "Hendrickson CW). T -D.
Oravw (IS), B fllodmll OS). Time :22.8.
.MHe 'Won by Carter (N), 2 Wateon
CNl. 8 CtMhrmm (IS). Time 10:44.2.
I,ow hnrdlM Won by 1ang OK). "S
Olson i ON') 8 -GltMon .OV). Time :25.2.
Mile -relay 'Won by "Iowa Ptnte (D.
Oniws. L. iGreves, -Grandfield, Btodgett).
Klen tamp Tie for lrt between Stew
are (IS), 'ClaTk (IS) and !Mutzhe '(N) at
6-2 (breRke rmord of by Schnaake
(1H) in 1H41).
hnt imt Won by Neliion (IB), 2 'Ro
mn (N). 8 Yoder CB). Dutanot 47-6.
jHrelrn "Won by Muenlen thaler '(IS),
2 D. Gibson .,'), itoberta CN). Dm--tance
Vtaeiw Wan by Hrxien 0V). 2 Toder
(ISi, 8 Jauelenthaler US). Diatanoe
VrmO lump Won by Philmon QS), 2
Keliey (N), 8 Lana (IB). Diatanoe 2B.d
I"dl? niiiM Tie -for first between Wallan
OB) end Mullison (IB); tie ior thiid be
tweon FeHinger GR). Hofstettar (N), Aden
(Ni. HeiRht i3-"b. Breuks record of 18
set by Hunt of Nebraska in JK40.
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with a time of 10.4 in the dual
meet Friday. Brien Hendricksen
of Nebraska (center) was sec
old standard of -1 erected by
BiH Schnaake of Iowa State in
1940. Jim Stewart and Bob Clark of
Iowa State and Nebraska's Stan
Matzke combined forces to estab
lish the new meet record.
Matzke, a retread athlete from
the basketball team, Jies only been
working out with Jerry Lee's
trackmen for a week and a half.
On practice nights lie has cleared
B-S1 and barely nudged the bar
off at 6-5.
Only Three Firsts
The Huskers could squeeze out
only three firsts as Iowa State
snapped op an early lead and were
never headed or seriously threat
Lee Carter ambled to victory in
the two-mile run with a slow 10:44.2
hampered considerably by the heat
and strong crosswinds. Dick Wat
son, recently recovered from a
siege of flu in Student Health,
pulled in second place for the
Leonard Rosen won his Erst
first plBce of the year in the dis
cuss with a parabola of 139-10te
WetnwftBii fhota 9y Bob Ba.kr
ties She dual high jump record.
third, and She University .of Kan
sas placed fourth.
In the individual championship,
Eon Dawson -of Nebraska valked
off with top honors. Dave Mossman
of Nebraska took second followed
by Egbert Bailie .of Colorado
Bailie set a new tournament
record with 479 -out of 500 points
to win the Grand Championship.
Paul Jordan tnd Ron Dawson, both,
of Nebraska, won second and third.
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State was third in the closest
race of the afternoon.
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LEONARD KOSEN ... First in
. Be also took second place in the
Brien Hendricksen, clipped off
a fine :22.B against the wind, cap
tured first place in the 220 and
just missed the tape behind Graves
in the 100-yard -dash.
By far the "best -of the afternoon
was the mile relay. Coach Jerry
Lee started Hendricksen Who nor
mally nails down the anchor leg,
hoping to get a short lead. How
ever, Hendricksen f el three strides
off the pace btifore he passed the
baton to Bob Nieman. Nieman, suf
fering slightly from heat prostra
tion, caught the Cyclone second
man at the near turn and handed
the stick to Bob Anderson with
Stodgell Holds lead
Grandfield -of Iowa State over
came Anderson in the backstretch
to put the Cyclones into a lead
which John StodgeH, Who had earl
ier spun a good 'AA -quarter,
sever relinquished. However,
-L.ai'iie Gibson barreled around the
close turn in magnificent fashion
to push the speedy Iowa Stater to
Strong, 'unpredictable gusts pre
sented faster tiroes in most -events.
'Stodge'D's time in the -quarter was
! the best mark posted during the
I hot afternoon.
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baseball season is in full bloom, the
reputations or. the line in predicting me op warn m ae rcscvwvw
In the American they seem to foresee a three team struggle be
tween the New York Yankea, Cleevland Indians and the Chicago
White Scot, with the Yanks given
different in the senior circuit, with
Pittirgli Pirates given a chance.
However, the opinion of the
Milwaukee Braves and Brooklyn
the 1954 pennant-winning Giants a
to loom in the National League, a team taai coma upset toe appjecan.
St. Louis Cardinals ...
This darkhorse that I am referring to Is the St Louis Cardmals.
As a team last year, they led both leagues in batting with a respect
able .285. But one item barricaded them from finishing in first place,
their pitching. As a result, they finished a dismal sixth, 27 games o3
the Giants pace.
The bulk of their mound staff fell on the shoulders of two burlers,
Harvey Eaddix with as 18-1S mark and Brooks Lawrence with a 15-5
record. Eaddix, a Jo-game winner in "53 was so overworked to the
stretch last year that be faltered in the late stages. Lawrence, th
big righthander, didnt Join the mound staff until the middle of June.
Strong Pitching Corps ...
But this year the story could be different. Besides Eaddix and
Lawrence, manager Eddie Stanky has been getting some top pitching
from Tom Poholsky plus rookies Larry Jackson, Lea Array and
From the relief staff, rookies Bobby Tief enhauer and Serb Vco
ford, plus the veterans Frank Smith and Palu LaPalme bare brought
delight to the Cardinals. Smith was acquired this year in a deal thai
sen Gerry Staley and Ray Jablonski to the Cincinnati Redlegs.
Turning to the infield, one of baseball's greatest, Stan Husial
is at first base, the switch-hitting Red Schofwiist at second, Alex
Grammas at shortstop and rookie Ken Beyer at third.
RecTbird Outfield ...
In the Redbird outfield is Rip Repulski, la left, currenCy leading
the XL ia batting, last year's Rookie-of-the-Year WaEy Moon to cen
ter, and yearling Bill Virdon ia right
On the utility side is SoSy Eemos, Earry Elliot, Tom Alston, Jot
Frazier and Joe Cunningham.
In the catching department is Del Rice and Bill Sard. SarrJ took
over for Rice last year wbea Del was injured and 114 games bit aa
The Cards have started out strong this year and Redbird fast
are hoping this is the year. It could be.
Results of the second round
matches of the intramural spring
golf tournament played Saturday
I hare been held up due to some
question concerning fheir Talidty.
These results will be listed in a
later edition df The Jfebraskan.
The intramural bait casting tourn-
NU Athletes Needed
To Sel! Concessions
AD athletes are urged to report
to Boom 109 of the Coliseum if
they intend to sel concessions at
the State High School Track Meet
this weekend. According to A. T.
Klein, University concessions
director, many sellers wifl be
ament wil be held Tuesday. May
24, st the F building. Entries
wil be due by May 23rd. at S:D0
p.m. si equipment wil be furn
ished by the PE department, or
the contestant may xise bis own.
The events are three targets st
varying rligt-JinnM, ih 10 (trials or
casts st each target. The three
casters having the highest total
scores will be awarded intramural
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all teams but the Chicago Cubs and
experts seems to predict that G
Dodgers will be the top two with
close third. But a darkhorse seem
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