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By BOB MARTEL
Staff Sports Writer
The Cornhuskers opened their
home basketball season with a
road last night as they thoroughly
trounced the University of Iowa
The defending Big Ten cham
pions didn't have a chance. The
Big Red took charge at the open
ing tipoff and led throughout the
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By BOB MARTEL
Nebraskan Sports Reporter
Baseball Leagues Begin Draffs ...
The Major Leagues began their drafting yesterday at the annual
baseball meeting in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Chicago Cubs were first to pick" and their choice was Cal Nee
man, a 24-year-old catcher from Denver of the American Association.
The Kansas City Athletics chose second in the draft and chose right
handed pitcher Ed Blake of Toronto of the International League.
The Detroit Tigers selected former Major League outfielder Gil
Coan from Minneapolis of the American Association, while the St.
Louis Cardinals drafted Bob Gilchrist Smith, 26-year-old southpaw
pitcher from San Francisco in the Pacific Coast League.
The Boston Red Sox took pitcher Jack Spring from Miami of the
International League, the Cincinnati Redlegs drafted Gerry Lynch, an
outfielder from Hollywood in the Pacific Coast League and the Chicago
White Sox took Norman Larker, left-handed hitting first baseman from
Montreal in the International League.
All the others passed on the first round, but the Cardinals took
right-handed Lloyd Merritt, 24-year-old pitcher, from Birmingham in
the Southern Association.
As a sidelight from the drafting, it was announced at the baseball
meetings that Eddie Stanky, former manager of the St. Louis Cardi
nals, had signed as third base coach for the Cleveland Indians.
Frank And Terry Make Up . .
According to United Press, Frank Leahy, former Notre Dame
noach, and Terry Brennan, his successor, have called off their feud.
Leahy touched off the uproar with the charge that the Irish this
year were "laying down, not fighting." This statement came on the
ve of the Southern California game Saturday. Brennan called these
remarks part of a personal and bitter feud and promised to tell the full
story after the Southern California game.
Yesterday Brennan said that there was no feud and that he and
Leahy had been misquoted.
Reports indicated that Brennan's refusal to let All-America Paul
Hornung appear on Leahy's TV show the night before the game might
have started it.
Nothing But A Rumor . . .
Word has been circulating around campus the last few days that
freshman basketball star Herschel Turner had received a fat offer
from Michigan State University and that he would soon leave Nebraska
for greener pastures.
In a telephone conversation last evening, the Indianapolis flash
told this writer that there was no such offer and that he was perfectly
happy playing for Jerry Bush and Tony Sharpe.
Straight From The Horses Mouth . . .
Iowa coach Bucky O'Connor in an interview with KNUS Sports
Director Kent Briggs stated that Illinois is definitely the team to beat
in the Big Ten. ,
O'Connor also said that Kansas might be in for a surprise when
they tangle with Northwestern. The Iowa coach did not say that
Northwestern 'would beat Kansas but he did say that it might be a
closer game than most people except. As you read this you probably
already know the outcome of the contest but please bear in mind that
this column was written in the afternoon before the two clubs met.
Detroit And Kansas City Trade ...
The Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Athletics yesterday com
pleted an eight player deal. The Tigers will send pitchers Ned Garver
and Virgil Trucks to the "A's" in exchange for second basemen Jim
Finigan and first baseman Eddie Robinson. Other players involved
were minor leaguers except Detroit first baseman Wayne Belardi who
will also go to Kansas City.
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Iowa broke the scoring ice short
ly after the beginning of the con
test when guard Jim McConnell
dropped in a jump shot from out
side the key. That was the only
time the Iowans led.
Ron Parsons, Husker center, hit
on a one hander from- the left side
of the bucket to tie things up while
Don Smidt hit on a one hand set
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shot and then dumped a free throw
to put Nebraska into the lead.
The first half was studded with
some fine ball handling by Jim
Kubacki and some tremendous
board work by captain Rex Ek
wall. Time and time again, Ku
backi would dribble down the floor
and pass off to Smidt or Parsons
in some fantastio manner for the
Jerry Bush used his starting five
all through the first half and did
not substitute until the final min
utes of play.
Nebraska was successful in stop
ping Hawkeye center Tom Payne.
The Huskers employed a tight de
fense, around the keyhole and held
the Iowa pivot man to one point.
Nebraska went to its locker
room at intermission sporting a
The second half was much the
same as the initial canto. The
Cornhuskers played control bas
ketball and made their shots count.
Iowa would begin to close the
gap when all at once Nebraska
would throw in eight or nine quick
points to halt the rally. Kubacki
and Gary Reimers were tremen
dous in setting up plays, while
Ekwall and Parsons fought like
savages under the backboards.
The Hawkeye 's big trouble was
that they could not come up wita
a consistent scorer. Roy Johnson
was high man for Bucky O'Con
nor's crew with eight points while
Augie Martel had seven.
Top Fraternity Football
Team Members Picked
Don Appleby E
Kern Billings E
Tito Mladovich G
Dick Skold C ,
Gene Souponchick B.
Leonard Lindgren ...B Delta Tau Delta
Wally Bryans B Sigma Alpha Epsilon
John Beideck E Delta Tau Delta
Rick Mason E Sigma Phi Epsilon
Bud Jefferies ., G Sigma Phi Epsilon
John Haessler C Phi Kappa Psi
Harold Sorenson I B Sigma Phi Epsilon
Jon Appleget B Phi Kappa Psi
Terry Trueblood B Alpha Tau Omega
Phil Hart E Phi Gamma Delta
Jack Bryans E Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Quink Moore C Phi Kappa Psi
Dan Brand .....G Sigma Nu
Ron Bath B Alpha Gamma Rho
Jim Baird B Phi Gamma Delta
Jim O'Hanlon B Beta Theta Pi
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trell, Phi Delta Theta. Center Norm Kmoeh, Delta Tau Delta. Guard John
Fagan, Beta Theta Pi. Backs Dick Jacoba, Phi Delta, Theta, Rubs Nlelson,
Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Ron Decker, Acacia.
By GARY PETERSON
Sigma Phi Epsilon, All Univer
sity intramural football champions,
placed 5 men on the three honor
ary fraternity football teams to
lead all other organizations. Sig
Ep men picked were Don Appleby,
Gene Souponchick, Rick Mason,
Bud Jefferies, Harold Sorenson.
This year's team was picked on
the basis of the voting of intra
mural players from each organi
zation. Each team submitted two
all-opponent teams. Players re
ceiving the highest number of votes
were then selected. This is the rea
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Ekwall, Parsons and Kubacki
led the Husker offense with 15, 14
and 13 points respectively.
Reimers also dunked in 10 points
in addition to playing a fine floor
This contest also served as a
debut for gridder Clarence Cook.
Time and time again the McCook
sophmore brought cheers from the
crowd aa he wrestled under the
backboards for control of the
ball. Cook, who has only had a
few days of practice, had not yet
reached top form and was a very
rough man to deal with.
Fid Fl Total
f Ekwall 6
f Arwood 0
f Swank 0
f Smidt 3
t Finn 0
f Nannen 0
c Parsons 4
0 Howard 0
1 Reimers 4
( Wells 0
f White O
t Kubacki A
g Doebels 1
g McAfe 1
Totals : 25
f Gunther 1
f Schroeder 1
f Sebolt 1
f Seaberg J
c Payne 0
g Johnson 4
g Wordlaw 1
g Martel 3
g Wllliama 2
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Phi Kappa Psi
Delta Tau Delta
Phi Delta Theta
Sigma Phi Epsilon
son some of the linemen have been
assigned different positions than
they regularly played.
At the ends on the first unit
are Appleby and Kem Billings. Both
Appleby and Billings were unani
mous selections. Appleby was a
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Huskers Drop Two:
UCLANS Dump Huskers
Nebraska dropped its basketball
season opened to mighty UCLA,
generally conceded to be the class
of the Pacific Coast Conference
this year, 6956 last Friday night
and then topped a dismal week
end performance by losing to the
same team on Saturday, 78-60.
Little Jim Kubacki led the
Huskers in their first game with
At least three more records
were expected to fall in the Olym
The United States, still dominant
in team strength led the Russians
with an unofficial team total of 463
to the Red 419A.
key defensive player in the Sig
Eps undefeated season.
Billings was the blocking stand
out for the Phi Phis. At center is
Dick Skold. Dick did a very fine
job for the Phi Delts. His offen
sive and defensive work helped
the Phi Delts to a respectable sea
son. At center is Tito Mladovich.
Tito was considered by
many to be the "toughest"
player in intramural ball.
His blocking was a major fac
tor in the passing game of the
Delts. The unanimous pick for the
number one back was little "Soup"
Souponchick. Gene was the whole
offensive show for the Sig Eps. He
was dangerous either running or
The other back spots go
to Leonard Lindgren of the Delts
and Wally Bryans of the Sig Alphs.
Lindgren was one of the best pass
ers in intramural play. Bryans
kept the Alphs in the running until
the final play-offs.
Backing up the front-runners are
John Beideck, Rick Mason, Bud
Jefferson, John Haessler, Harold
Sorenson, Jon Appleget, and Terry
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16 points. Senior captain Rex Ecfr
wall patrolled both backboards in
his usual exemplory fashion and
added twelve points toward break
ing the all time Nebraska scoring
UCLA's balanced attack was the
secret of the Uclan's success.
Rangy center Conrad Burke wound
The three events slated to be
record busters were all in the pool.
They are women's diving, the 400
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up the games high scorer with
17 points but teammates Carl
Rogers, and Walt Torrence each
scored in double figures.
Nebraska held a 32-24 lead with
twi minutes to go in the half but
UCLA dropped through 10 points
to the Huskers' two to earn a half
time tie. Nebraska hung close at
40-40 with twelve minutes left but
soon faded under the Uclans steady
The Saturday night contest was
the exact opposite of the Friday
affair. Nebraska rolled over and
played dead the first half and
left the floor trailing 38-18.
The second half was an entirely
different story, however. Big Don
Smidt, Junior forward from Hel
ena, Montana, hit his stride and
pumped in most of the 22 points
he finished with. He was aided by
the lantern jawed Eckwall who got
13 while Gary Reimers contributed
Forward Jim Kalsten lead UCLA
with 17 while Rogers, Torrence
and Banton all scored in two fig
ures. The leading scorers of the
previous night, Burke and Kubac
ki, both took a rest. Burke got
seven and Kubacki only two.
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