The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 06, 1957, Page Page 3, Image 3

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Wednesday, Morch 6,
Last Place At Stake: -
Huskers In Cage Showdown
Face Improved Oklahomans
Fighting to remain 'out of the
cellar position, the Husker basket
eers will host their co-sharers of
that peg tonight in an 'attempt to
stop the Oklahoma Sooners basket
Wirz Predicts:
Tigers To finish Second;
Kuenn, (aline Key Men
Staff Sports Writer
With a new manager at the helm
it is always hard to predict how
a team will finish in their league,
but Jack Tighe at Detroit seems
to have the material to bring him
a second place American League
finish. The Tigers possibly cannot
challenge the Yankees yet this year
but they could finish ahead of
Cleveland, Boston and Chicago.
The Tigers are a fairly young
team but still have quite a bit of
seasoning. Tighe is very fortunate
to have at hand in spring training
quite a bunch of sluggers, plus a
21 game winner and a good crop of
Such men as Harvey Kuenn, Al
Kaline, Charley Maxwell and Ike
Boone provide the slugging power.
Kuenn is only 26 but has several
years of major league'competition
under his belt. The 6-2 shortstop
hit around 330 last year and may
challenge for the batting title this
Kaline, a veteran at 22, won the
league batting title in 1955 and
again topped the .300 mark last
year. He will be in right field.
Maxwell also plays in the outer
garden and slugs the ball to all
parts of the field. He has good pow
er as does Kaline.
Boone is 33 but still going strong.
Ike may try another position this
spring. He started a few years
back at shortstop for Cleveland but
has been playing third base with the
Tigers. Tighe may switch Boone to
first and put Reno Pertoia or Jack
Dittmar at third. Boone attended
the early Detroit school and re
portedly has looked good at the ini
tial sack.
Other regulars for the Tigers will
probably be: Bill Tuttle completing
the outfield; Frank Boiling at sec
NU Students Active:
Hot Rodders Form Clubs;
Adopt Safe Driving Motto
One of the most recent develop
ments in the automobile craze has
been the establishment of Hot Rod
Clubs. Hot Rod Clubs, contrary to
popular belief, are safety organiza
Lincoln like most other cities has
lip own clubs. Three of these clubs
are the Rebels, the Customs, and
the Eccentrics.
The Eccentrics is a club that is
made up mostly of University stu
t dents. The club was organized in
' November, 1954, by three Univer
sity students Kirk Easton, Jim
Murphy and Jim Cary. There are
45 active members.
The club is not just a group or
ganized to conduct speed tests. It
has a constitution and a set of by
laws. It is stated in this constitu
tion that the goal of the organiza
tion shall be to promote safety while
endeavoring to further the under
standing between -the car enthusi
asts of Lincoln, and surrounding ar
eas, and the citizens of that area.
Before one can become a mem
ber he must agree to carry out the
purposes of the organization and if
the member operates a car, it must
be above average in appearance an
in good mechanical condition. An
important stipulation in the by-laws
is that if a member of the club is
fined for a traffic violation, he must
pay a ten per cent assessment of
that fine to the club.
The Lincoln Police Department,
according to Captain Graves, is in
full support of the organizations,
especially the Eccentrics Hot Rod
Club. Graves said, however, in a
conversation Tuesday, that Police
Departments over the country are
not in favor of the clubs. Graves
added that teenagers who speed
down the streets and are continual
ly arrested for traffic violations
are not Hot Rodders.
The Hot Rodders are the mem
bers of safety organizations and
they have a patent on their name
to prove it. The traffic violators
are called "shot rodders."
Lincoln as of yet does not have
an authorized "drag atrip". But,
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ball team from a repeat perform
ance of the last game between the
When the two hard court cage
squads met in their last outing
ond base and he mav have heln
from Dittmar, who came to Detroit
trom Milwaukee in a winter trade;
Bob Wilson, J. W. Porter or Hank
House will do the receiving. Porter
who hasn't shown much the past
couple of seasons is still given a
chance to develop.
Pitching remains as one of the
Tigers top worries; Frank Lary,
who won 21 games last year, Paul
Foytack, and Billy Hoeft appear set
as starters. A fourth man taking
a regular turn on the hill could be
Jim Bunning or Steve Gromek. Bun
ning was 'with the Tigers part of
last . season and looked good on
occasions. He also1 played winter
ball and was one of the better look
ing hurlers in the Cuban League.
Gromek at 37 still has a lot of fire
left in him. Others being considered
are Duke Maas, Al Aber, old-timer
Vireril Trunks nnrf Pptn Wo
had a trial with Brooklyn.
The Tigers have iust fair reserves.
Eddie Robinson and Earl Torgeson
will probably be the top pinch hit
ters. Both men play first base and
could become regulars if Boone
doesn't stick at this position.
Don Lee a 6-4 right handed pitch
er heads a impressive list of De
troit rookies. Lee has been draw
ing a- lot of praise in the tiger
camp this spring. He is the son of
Thornton Lee. a 22-eame winner in
1941. Lee was signed right out of
tne university of Arizona last year
and played for Class A Aueusta. He
posted a 7-3 record and had a 2.51
Other first vear men are Charles
Lau, who caught for Charleston
last season; George Risley, third
baseman, and Malcolm Simmons,
pitcher. '
If the Tigers can stav free of in
juries and their pitching comes
through as expected, then thev
should finish in second place.
as Captain Graves said, the Police
Department was all in favor of
the idea. The Eccentrics do have
a dirt strip west of Lincoln.
In reply to the National Safety
Council's question, "What is the
purpose of drag racing?", one Hot
Rodder came up with this rhetor
icar answer "Why do we have foot
races, swimming races, airplane
races and big auto races?" The
answer is simple competitive
spirit. " ,
Any student who is interested in
the Hot Rod organization, Eccent
rics, should contact Kirk Easton at
67695. .
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the Sooners slipped by the Huskers
by a score of 55-53. The big spark
for the Sooner squad was their
leading scorer and also fifth in Big
Seven scoring, Don .Schwall. The
sophomore bucketed 23 points
that night as the Huskers, led by
Reimers with 16 points, fell into
their usual slump early in the game
and again at the beginning of the
second half to accept their seventh
loop toss. - 1
Schwall, by scoring 23 points that
night gained the fifth peg in the
Big Seven's individual scoring col
umn with a 17.9 points per game
The Huskers must win this game
or be contented with the last nosi
tion. in the Big Seven Basketball
League. The Oklahoma carers
nudged the Missouri. Tigers last
baturdav to earn a tie with the Ne
braska team, each with a 37 lor p
record. For the Huskers one game
remains on their reeular season
schedule after this one tonight with
Iowa Stats Cyclones this Saturday
on the home court for their final
1957 basketball appearance.
Although the darker side of the
Bushmen situation was presented
Iirst, there does remain a bnehter
picture. If Nebraska were to win
one oi tneir two remaining games,
it would boost them to a tie for
fifth place in the .league as Mis
souri has completed all of its loop
games and finished with a 4-8
Nebraska may even advance
higher than that on the loop ladder
if they could down the Iowa State
Cyclones as well as the Oklahoma
Sooners while Colorado would drop
their two remaining games (which
is very probable as they play the
league leading Jayhawks in their
final games). This would leave the
Huskers with a 5-7 mark for the
season while Colorado would drop
to a tie for fifth place with the dor
mant Missouri.
If Nebraska were to do this, they
could finisht- their season in the
fourth position, which is very re
spectable in the Big Seven Confer
ence fwhich is rated one of the
toughest in the nation this year.
Eccentrics look over prize win
ing auto . . . University students
Kirk Easton, Butch Jones and
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Nebraskm Photo
Schwall ... top Sooner scorer
Airmen Practice
For March 12 Tilt
The statement by Nebraska Ath
letic Director, Bill Orwig, that
said the officers of the Lincoln
Air Force Base were "too fat and
out of shape" has led to a chal
lenge by those officers for a
grudge basketball game.
The game will be starring the
"Clumsey Colonels" of the air
force base and, their hard court
talents will be pitted against the
"Corny Coaches" of the Univer
The "Corny Coaches" have beeri
forgoing any regular practice ses
sions until Saturday, however, Or
wig said, "We will be ready for
Game time .is 8 p.m. Lincoln
sportswriters Dick Becker and Don
Brandt will be game officials
Tickets are $1.00 for adults and
$.50 each for students and air
men. The tickets may be pur
chased in Lincoln banks or at
the door Tuesday night.
The proceeds from the game will
be contributed to a program spon
sored by Lincoln Civic clubs who
are furnishing day room in the
dormitories at the base to make
"a home away from home" for
airmen in 23 squadrons.
Nebriskan Photo
Jim Murphy look over the recent
grill conversion on Jones' 1951
following areas:
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Gymnast Earns Award:
Stickler Named Star Oi
or Mi-College Tourney Performance
' Staff Sports Writer
.Wayne Strickle r, senior in
Teachers College, has been named
Star-of-the-Week by the Daily Ne
braskan sports staff for his bril
liant performance in the All-Col
lege Invitational gymnastics meet,
held Saturday at Manhattan, Kan
sas. Wayne left all nine teams in the
meet something to remember him
by as he took a first in the hori
zontal bar, seconds in the flying
rings, side horse and parrallel
bars and a seventh in the free
exercise. He piled up a record 41
points and received the all-around
gymnasts award for his efforts.
His total judges points were 1,017
for four events which gave him
the award.
Winning is nothing new to the
"Wee one" as he is called by his
teammates. In 1952, his first year
of competition, he received the all
around gymnasts award in the
novice division of the Nebraska
High State meet. The next year
while a senior at Lincoln High, he
won the all-around award again,
this time in the pptional division
which meant that he was the top
gymnast in the state.
In his sophomore year at NU,
he continued to pile up points and
win events as he collected 125
markers. He 'scored this many
points even though he had to play
second fiddle to all-time great Tom
Last year, while performing be
hind Bruce Riley, he scored 167
points. Riley set the record for
total points with 396, , but coach
Jake Geier puts' a good share of
the credit on Strickler who kept
Riley on his toes in every meet,
always coming in a close second
and occasionally beating out his
It was this year that Wayne
really came into his own and es-
tablished himself as one of the
best of all time.
He entered a total of sixty
eyents winning 32 of them.
He also finished second 19 times,
third six times, fourth three times
and seventh once. His seventh
came at the all-college and was
picked up against 25 other men
entered in the event. The seventh
was good for a first, a second and
a fourth against the three teams
NU dualed at the all-college.
In 59 events this year, he has
finished no lower than fourth
which means that every event he
entered produced some points for
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his team. His total points for the
year add up to 36 and his three
year total to 608. No man other
than Bruce Riley has totaled as
many for Nebraska.
At one time or another, Wayne
has worked everything but turn
bling. This year, he entered in at
least four events at every meet
and most of the time five. His
specialties were the horizontal bar
which he won 12 out of 13 times,
the parrallel bars in which he won
10 times and the flying rings
which produced eight victories.
The side horse can't be counted
out as he took nine seconds, all of
them against teammate Kenny
Kohler, and four thirds. In the free
exercise, he has managed two
wins, three seconds, one third,
two fourths and the seventh.
A major share of Wayne's suc
cess should go to Jake Geier, his
coach the last three years. Jake
worked with Strickler, always
keeping faith with him and never
having his faith go for naught.
Jake made Wayne work day after
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day on the sidehorse and finally
molded him into the second top
man in the mid-west in that event.
After Wayne picked up his sec
ond place medal for the side horse
at the all-college, he went over to
Jake and presented him with it
saying, "you earned this more
than I did." Probably, one of the
main reasons for Wayne's skill
can be attributed to his respect
for the coach and his teammates.
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