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O Tuesday, March 19, 1957
The Daily Nebraskan
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By BOB M ARTEL
The basketball wars being just
fcbout over, the Dailjz; Nebraska
has once again endeavored to pick
on All Big Seven Team. The play
ers mentioned for All Star honors
have been chosen for their out
standing play in Big Seven com
petition. In the past, this mythical team
was chosen by the members of the
sports staff alone. This year in an
attempt to present a true All Con
ference team, we have poled the
sports editors of all the Big Seven
schools and the sports director of
Named to the first team were
Bob Boozer, Kansas State; Jack
Parr, Kansas State; Wilt Chamber-
1957 All Big Seven Basketball Team
First Team Second Team
6- 8 junior
7- 0 sophomore
5- 10 senior
6- 2 senior
Kansas State F
Kansas State F
Iowa State G
Iowa . . State
Another Subway Series? ...
Brooklyn Picked To Repeat;
Alston Has Big Mound Corps
Courtesy Sunday Journal and Star
lain, Kansas; Gary Thompson,
Iowa State and Lionel Smith of
Boozer, an elongated sophomore
from Omaha, was outstanding in
his first year of varsity competi
tion. Primarily a forward, Boozer
was shifted to center to replace
the ailing Jack Parr while the
Wildcats were at the Kansas City
Tournament. He went on to set a
new tourney scoring mark only to
see it shattered by Wilt Chamber
lain. The Omaha Tech grad finished
the season with a 19 point average
to rank right behind Parr in Kan
sas State scoring.
Parr, the Kansas State center,
moves to a forward position on the
All Star team. His scoring and re
bounding gave the nationally rated
Wildcats a terrific club and along
with Boozer provided Tex Winter's
ciew with a potent one-two punch.
Jack's absence was felt in the
Big Seven Tourney in Kansas City
during the Christmas vacations.
Had the big pivot man been well
things might have been different in
Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain is
the center on our All Conference
team. Oddly enough, Chamberlain
was not a unanimous choice. The
University of Missouri newspaper,
The Maneater, gave the first team
center position to Parr and named
Wilt to their second team.
Chamberlain was just as terrific
as. he was built up to be. He led
the Conference in scoring and
gained a berth on all the All Amer
ican clubs He tossed in a total of
66 points in two games in the
NCAA Western Regional Playoffs
to aid his teart m reaching the
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HONORABLE MENTION: Rodger . Egelhoff, Missouri; Eddie Wallace, Kansas State; Gene Elstun; Kan
sas; Joe King, Oklahoma; Lyle Frahm, Iowa State; Gary Reimers, Nebraska;
Dave Mowbray, Colorado.
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Gary Thompson, Iowa State.
COACH OF THE YEAR: Tex Winter, Kansas State.
Nationals in Kansas City this com'
Only a sophomore, the Phila
delphia seven footer, is a sure fire
bet w improve during his last two
seasons as a Jayhawk. He is des
tined to become one of the greatest
basketball players of all times
Gary Thompson, diminutive Iowa
state- guard, was unanimous
choice for our mythical team. The
"shrimp" was the leading Cyclone
scorer and led the team to its
spot among the nation's leaders
The Roland, Iowa senior, was
ar Associated Press selection for
All American and will appear in
the East-West game in Kansas
City on March 26.
While a Jayhawk, Thompson set
a new Iowa collegiate career scor
ing record. Thompson is also out
choice as most valuable player in
the Big Seven.
Last, but not least on our myth
ical t e a m is Lionel Smith of
Sparky Stallcup's Missouri Tigers
Smiih, a threat throughout the sea
son, was picked for the flirst squad
on all but one ballot.
"Night Train", as he is called
is a steady performer who is taken
too much for granted. He is not
the flashy type of ballplayer that
are Chamberlain or Thompson, but
is high among the Big Seven scor
Smith set a new fieldhouse re&
ord at Missouri, when he threw
hi 44 points in an intersectional
game against Marquette. This was
16 points better than his next high
The second team consists of Don
Schwall of Oklahoma Ron Loneski
and Maurice King of Kansas, John
Crawford of Iowa State and Rex
Ekwall of Nebraska.
Schwall, 6'8" sophomore, came
alive about half way through the
season and finished up as the Soon
er high point man. Don will be a
threat next year, having had that
intital year of varsity experience.
Ron Loneski suffered a painful
ankle injury in pre-season practice
and did not hit full stride until
half way through the season. The
"Land of Lincoln" sophomore then
began to take up the scoring slack
left by Lew Johnson's inability to
make the shift from center to for
ward. He was consistently right be
hind Chamberlain in scoring, most
of his points coming on southpaw
one hand jump shots.
King, who was a second team
choice last year, was the quarter
back of the Jayhawk offense. He
is the man responsible to get the
ball into Chamberlain and that he
does and still finds time to add
valuable points to the Kansas of
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Rounding out the second five is
Rex Ekwall. The Holmesville sen
ior set a new career scoring mark
at Nebraska, shattering, the old
record of Jim Buchanan. Rex add
ed another laurel last weekend
when he received the Joe T."Brown
sportsmanship award for his fine
Receiving honorable mentions
Block & Bridle Contest
The Block and Bridle Livestock
Judging Contest will be held April
6, at 8 a.m. in the Horse Barn
All Ag College students are
eligible to participate. There will
be two divisions. The senior di
vision will include the men wno
have been working out for the Jun
ior livestock judging team while
everyone else is included in the
Ribbons will be given to the high
individuals in cattle, hogs and
sheep and to the top ten over all.
The high team will receive a
Farm House was high team in
Courtesy Sunday Journal and Star
Rodger Egelhoff, Missouri;
Wallace, Kansas State;
Joe King, Oklahoma; Lyle Frahm,
Iowa State; Gene Elstun, Kansas;
Garl Reimers, Nebraska, and Dave
Mowbray of Colorado.
Many thanks to Glenn Kirchoff
ol Missouri, Tom Emmerson of
Iowa State, Roy Heffler and Cliff
Parker of Colorado and Kent
Briggs of KNUS for helping
compile this team.
Rex Ekwall Honored
Rex Ekwall, University of Ne
braska' team captain was awarded
the annual Joe T. Brown memorial
trophy during the finals of the
State Basketball tourney at the
coliseum last Saturday night.
The trophy, presented annually
to the outstanding University of
Nebraska eager of the preceding
season, was given to Ekwall by
Mrs. Pat Busscy Brown in honor
of her husband. Joe Good was the
first winner of the award in 1953.
Stan Matzke received the trophy
in 1954 and 1955 and Daune Buel
The National League like the jun
ior circuit appears to line up about
like last season. Brooklyn, Mil
waukee, and Cincinnati are expect
ed to fight it out for the champion
ship, as in 1956, and again the
St. Louis Cardinals have an outside
chance of coming through.
From here it looks like the Dodg
ers are again the team to beat.
They do have several old-timers
on the team but they are not too
far over the hill to play good base
ball. The Bums also have a good
crop of rookies to bolster the squad.
Manager Walt Alston has, as al
ways, a good pitching staff on
hand. Seven men could become
starters for Brooklyn. Roger Craig,
Carl Erskine, Sal Maglie, Don
Newcombe and Johnny Podres are
already to set fire. Craig only 26
has two years of experience and
may really blossom this season.
Erskine is always strong and will
be looking for his third no-hit game
in 1957. The oldest hurler in camp
is Maglie, who won 13 games and
lost only five after being acquired
from Cleveland in early season
Big Newcombe won 27 games
last year and then was the big dis
appointment of the World Series.
He should win twenty again this
year with ease.
Podres, the World Series hero in
1956, is back after a year in the
service. The slick lefty shouldn't
have any trouble returning to top
The other two possible starters
are Karl Spooner and Don Drys
dale. Spooner sat out most of last
season with arm trouble. A man
w:th terrific speed he could help if
his arm is okay. Drysdale is the
youngster that everyone is prais
ing in the Brooklyn camp. Only
20-years old he appears headed for
stardom. Last year Drysdale had a
5-5 record but posted a good 2.64
Alston also has one of the top
relief men in the game in Clem
Labine. Labine won ten games last
season mostly in relief. Fred Kipp
up from Montreal has a good
chance of sticking with the club.
He looked great in games in Japan
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A Campus-to-Career Case History
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After securing field data, Mac McLeran lays oat plans for new and additional telephone services
uring on the future
Thurston B. McLeran, called Mac
by his friends, is an engineer with
Southern Bell Telephone and Tele
graph Company at Decatur, Georgia.
Much of his work is concerned
with the future planning for tele
phone service to meet predicted de
mands a year, or five years ahead.
"My biggest job to date," Mac
says, "has been engineering addi
tional communications facilities for
an airbase and adjoining aircraft
factory in our district. This means
making field studies of the cus
tomer's requirements and planning
how new telephone facilities can best
meet them. Then I translate this in
formation into working plans for our
construction and installation people.
It's a big job, and gives me a lot of
responsibility. It's challenging work,
too, for an engineer."
Figuring on his own future con
cerns Mac also. He graduated from
Georgia Tech in 1952, with a B.S. in
Electrical Engineering. He went with
the telephone company because of
the advancement opportunities it of
fered. Today, Mac is married and
has one child. He looks forward to
an interesting career in a growing
business where individuals can ad
vance as far as their abilities will
There are many rewarding career opportunities
in all Bell Telephone Companies, and at Bell Tele
phone Laboratories, Western Electric and Sandia
Corporation. Your placement officer can give you
mere information about Bell System Companies.
BILL Tf LEPHONI
last year. Don Bessent also is on
hnnd for relief work.
The catching remains the same
ay in the past. Roy Campanella and
A! Walker are No. 1 and. 2 re
spectively. Campanella hit only .219
last year but he hopes to retain
the old eye in 1957. Walker is well
thought of by everyone and is a
gooa relief man. Young John Rose
boro may stick as a third catch
Gil Hodges is back at first base
where he hit 32 home runs last
season. If anything happens to
Hedges, rookie Jim Gentile will
be around. Gentile walloped 40
homers and drove in 115 runs with
Ft. Worth last year.
Junior Gilliam or Charlie Neal
will be at second. Gilliam will get
the nod unless he goes to the out
field. He did an outstanding job
last year as leadoff man and hit
an even .300. Neal in his rookie
year hit .287.
Captain Pee Wee Reese is ex
pected to do the bulk of playing
at shortstop. He still covers a lot
of ground but probably can't go
154 games. Chico Fernandez and
Don Zimmer are around to spell
Randy Jackson looks like the top
third baseman unless Dick Grav
shows exceptional ability. With
Jackie Robinson gone Jackson
should have clear sailing.
The outfield is strong with San
dy Amoros, Carl Furillo and Duke
Snider as regulars. This combina
tion batted in almost 250 runs last
season. Snider also blasted 43 hom
ers while Furillo had 21 and Amor
Rookie Don Demeter will be
around to help out as will Gino
Other rookies Bob Darnell, Don
Elston, and Bert Hamric could surprise.
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