The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 18, 1956, Page Page 3, Image 3

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Tuesday, December 18, 1956
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers
gained their fourth consecutive
basketball victory last night as
they downed the previously un
defeated Purdue Boilermakers
Led by junior Don Smidt of
Helena, Montana, the Bushmen
picked up a 40-27 lead in the first
half and held on the rest of the
-Smidt, playing the entire second
half with four personal fouls, gath
ered 24 points on 11 field goals
and two free throws.
The Huskers picked up their 18
point advantage in the first half
on some amazing shooting. They
bit 26 baskets in 55 tries for .436.
Rex Ekwall, Nebraska captain
from Holmesville, fouled out late
Star Of The Week:
Reimers Takes Fourth Winter
Grabs Award For Wisconsin
Staff Writer
Gary Reimers, the 5'9" speed
merchant from Millard is Star
Of The Week.
CoartesT Lincoln Star
Gary wins his first star award
' for his nerveless play against the
' Wisconsin Badgers last Monday
It was his deadly shooting from
the outside and the baseline that
squelched Wisconsin's hopes for a
first victory at Nebraska's ex
pense. Reimers and his running mate
at guard, little Jim Kubacki, were
also responsible for the success of
Nebraska's tight zone defense.
The two perpetual motion kids
continually harassed the Wisconsin
front men and made ball hand-
lino difficult, for the larln from
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Cozy Seating
(ACP) At the University of
Oregon, there has been talk of
ending the football seating ar
rangement which presently segre
gates the male and female stu
dents. Tne Oregon Daily Emerald
isn't too keen about the idea,
suggesting that such action, in
6 lead of increasing school spirit,
would more likely have an opposite
result. Said the Emerald:
"What able-bodied, red-blooded,
reasonably nice-locking fellow will
yell his lungs out when he's sitting
right next to an equally able
bodied, equally red-blooded and
equally nice-looking young lady?
He won't be yelling. He'll prob
ably be making time: probably
setting up a coffee date for right
after the game. And what fellow
is going to yell when to do so
would brand him as a gung-ho
lunkhead in the eyes of the petite
little coed sitting next to him?
, Conversely, what petite little coed
is eoin to yell when to do so
would destroy the fellow s impres-
sion of her as a tender, soft-spoken
dainty little miss?"
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in the contest after holding the
Boilermaker's pivot man, Lamar
Lundy to 10 points.
Coach Jerry Bush attributed the
victory to the tough Nebraska zone
defense. Bush called it "a helluva
win for us."
In addition to'Smidt's 24 points,
Ekwall, Jim Kubacki and Gary
Reimers added 10 points each for
the Cornhuskers.
Bill Greve led the Purdue of
fense with 12 points, while Lundy
and Joe Campbell had 10 apiece.
2-4 12
1-2 7
Ekwall f
Smidt f
Doebele f
Parsons c
Howard c
Kubacki f
Nannen 8
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outfit that lost to Western in the
D finals in 1954.
For his efforts in leading Mil
lard into the tournament Gary was
assigned a berth on both the
"Omaha World Herald" and "Lin
coln Journal" all-state class D
The next year Gary played
freshman basketball in the shad
ow of Jim Thom, Don Smidt and
Jim Kubacki. Amid the reams of
copy written about the now depart
ed Thom, Reimers continued to
play the hustling kind of ball that
has become his trademark.
The results of his perserverance
were apparent the following year.
Gary won a starting berth on a
sophomore studded team which
managed only seven wins. He
showed remarkable poise for a
sophomore in some games while
he was erratic in others. How
ever, he never stopped trying, and
this year, before the season start
ed, coach Jerry Bush named him
as figuring heavily in Nebraska's
rebuilding plans.
So far this season, Gary has
lived up to his promise. The cool
headed play for which he was
noted in high school has replaced
the sophomore "jitters" that hamp
ered him .at times last year. He
has been most useful this season
as a playmaker and defense man
but his performance last Monday
indicates that be will be valuable
as a scorer too.
It is interesting to note how
Reimers' career parallels that of
team captain Rex Eckwall. Both
hail from small towns; both led
their high school teams to suc
cessful seasons and both have
overcome disadvantages to be
come top-notch college basketball
And incidentally, both are pret
ty fair students. Gary is in the
College of Business Administration,
and in spite of his basketball ef
forts, which necessarily consume
much of his time, he carries an
average of well above five.
With the toughest part of the
schedule coming up, Jerry Bush
will have to continue to call on
the steady performance of the
Celtics Land Russell
Former San Francisco and VS.
Olympic star Bill Russell has
agreed to sign with the Boston
Celtics of the National Basketball
Terms of the contract were not
revealed but it is expected that
Ruisell will sign sometime this
week. The 6' 10" center bad previ
ously turned down a $30,000 a year
contract with (be Harlem Globe
trotters. Traveler Act
Meeting Tuesday
One representative from each
Coed Follies Traveler Act must
attend a preliminary meeting
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at 7 p.m., Janice Kraui. AWS
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blond junior if the Huskers expect
to finish above the .500 mark for
the season. The bets are, in this
quarter at least, that Gary will
continue to produce.
Reimers provides another exam
ple of the ideal of the Cornhusker
athlete. He is the typical hard
working small town athlete who
has made it big through the will
to keep trying. Gary thus takes his
place beside such men as Eck
wall, La Verne Torczon, Jack
Fleming and Gordon Englert.
The lesson to be learned from
Gary as well as the rest of these
men is simple. They prove that
NU, Lincoln To Host
US Atletic Notables
Staff Sports Writer
Nebraska University and the city
cf Lincoln will be hosts to a num
ber of the United States' top ath
letes on Sunday and Monday Jan.
The Fellowship of Christian Ath
letes Conference is getting the
men here to give talks to various
groups, according to Rex Knowles,
University Pastor.
Knowles himself was quite an
athlete, starring in the National
Basketball Association for several
Five athletes have already said
that they will be in Lincoln for
the meetings. Doak Walker, for
SMU and Detroit Lion footballer
heads the group of Christian Ath
letes. Walker is now retired from
participation in the sport.
Two baseball notables also are
included, Carl Erskine. Ditcher for
the Brooklyn Dodgers and George, Baltimore Oriole third base
man will be here.
Erskine holds the World Series
single game strikeout record anr!
I last season pitched a no-hit game
against the New York Giants. Kell
is a previous American Leaerue
batting champion. He starred for
several years with the Detroit Ti
gers and Chicago White Sox be
fore being sold to Baltimore. Kell
also has participated in several
All-Star games as has Erskine.
Two members of the National
Collegiate Football Champion Ok
lahoma Sooners round out the
group who have said they will at
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it doesn't make any difference
where you come from or how big
you are, if you have the will to
develop the skills you need and
keep trying success can be
The present Cornhusker basket
ball squad proves this. At present,
of the Nebraska boys on the squad,
not one is from the large met
ropolitan areas of the state.
So Gary, and all the other
Gary's, Rex's and LaVerne's that
have yet to graduate from the
high schools outstate, The Nebras
kan" salutes you. You are our
star of the week.
halfback Clendon Thomas will be
on campus. Krisher won All-Conference
honors this season as did
Thomas. Thomas played alongside
all-American Tommy McDonald
and won the NCAA scoring honors
this season.
Several other athletes have been
invited but it is not known if they
will attend. This group includes:
Patty Berg, women's champion
golfer; Bob Feller, for 20 years
star pitcher of the Cleveland In
dians; and Tom Harmon, sports
caster and former Michigan foot
ball star.
The group will be on campus
both Sunday and Monday evenings.
A tentative place for the meeting
is in the dining hall at Selleck
Quadrangle. It would be an in
formal meeting with the Athletes,
each speaking briefly on their in
dividual sports and mainly on
sportsmanship. Following the
speeches there would be time for
students to visit with the Athletes.
Also included in the visit to Lin
coln are meetings at the Lincoln
Air Force Base on Sunday after
noon and visits to the Lincoln High
Schools on Monday. Each of these
meetings will be held with brief
speeches on sportsmanship and
open discussions,
The meetings will provide a good
chance to hear the inside story
about professional athletics and
Knowles, a former professional
basketball player will also be at
the meetings.
More information concerning
this matter will be published at a
later date.
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North And Striclder Star:
Swimming, Gymnastics Teams
Romp In Season's Openers
1 n e cornhusker swimming
squad, led by Bill North nipped
Grinnell College 49-37.
North won both the 200 yd. and
440 yd. free style events and was
the day's only double winner.
The margin of victory came in
the last event, the 33 yd. free
style relay as Bill Tagney, Charles
Arizumi, Ron Renfer and Jerry
Farrell produced the winning com
bination. Other Nebraska victories include
Farrell in the 60 yd. free style,
Tagney in diving, Holeman in the
200 yd. backstroke and Fritz
Helmsdorfer in the 200 yd. breast
Gene Cotter injured himself in
a practice dive but regained his
senses enough for a second place
in the diving event.
The events and times:
400-yard medley relay-1-Grinnell
(W. Jacobson, Nielson, J. Jacob-
son, Bresnahan); 2-Nebras-ka.
230 yard free style-l-North (N);
2-Hawtrey (G); 3-Simmons (G).
60 yard free style i-Farrell (N);
2-Walker (G); 3-Holeman (N).
200 yard butterfly 1-J. Jacob-
son (G); 2-Carolthers (G) 3-Helms-
dorfer (N). 2:48.1.
Diving 1-Tagney (N), 2-Cotter
(N); 3-Madgett (G). Score: 185.2.
100 yard free style 1-Bresnahan
(G); 2-Renfer (N); 3-Walker (G).
200 tard backstroke 1-Holeman
(N); 2-J. Jacobson (G); 3-W. Ja
cobson (G). 2:41.5.
440 yard free style 1-North (N);
2-Bodenstiener (N); 3-Simmons!
(G). 5:36.5.
200 yard breast stroke 1-Helms-dorfer
(N); 2-Neilson (G); 3-Drake
(N). 2:43.7.
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400 yard free style relay 1-Ne-braska
(Tagner, Farrell, Arizumi,
Renfer); 2-Grinell. 3:57.6.
After an intrasquad meet with
the freshman Frday afternoon,
the Husker gymnasts traveled to
Manhatten, Kansas for a quad
rangular meet with Kansas State,
Northwest Oklahoma State, and
Fort Hayes (Kansas) State.
The Huskers completely over
powered their opponents taking six
firsts out of the seven events. They
dominated the flying rings, paral
lel bars, high bars, trampoline,
tumbling, and side horse.
The Huskers socred 93 points,
Kansas State 43, Northwest Ok
lahoma State 11, and Fort Hays
(Kan.) State 8.
Wayne Strickler took three of
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the firsts and led the Cornhusk-
ers to victory with a total of 29
points. Ervin Krist, also a Ne
braska product, was a close sec
ond to Strickler taking two first
places and compiling a total of
23"2 points. Strickler taking two
first places and compiling a total
28 points. Strickler won the
trampoline and tumbling events.
Kenneth Kohler, also a Husker,
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Other Hoop Scores
"The Fighting Mini" of niinob
knocked the University of San
Francisco from the ranks of the
unbeaten test night by Impres
sive 62-33 score.
The Dons, two-time NCAA cham
pions and holders of 60 consecutive
victories (fidn't have a chance as
they fell before a deluge of Il
linois baskets.
In other major college court ac
tion last night; Iowa downed
Loyola 80-65, North Carolina State
defeated E. Kentucky 90-73 and
Butler squeezed out a 83-79 win
over Michigan State In an over
time contest.
completed the domination with a
first in the side horse.
The Huskers slammed the par
allel bars, tumbling, and the side
horse taking the first three places
in each of these events.
Coach Jake Geier has high
praise for his matmen and thinks
that they will have another fine
The Husker gymnasts will take
a vacation until January 18 when
they will host the Minnesota Go
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