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Monday, May 6, 1957
Iowa State Today:
By STAN . WIDMAN
Staff Sports Writer
Th Cornhusker track squad
Journeyed down to Manhattan,
Kans., and ' defeated the Kansas
State Wildcats 67-64 in a Big Sev
en Dual meet Saturday. Depth
was the deciding factor in the win
s the Big Red could garner only
six wins in fifteen events.
Keith Gardner and Wildcat Gene
O'Connor staged the most excit
ing race of the day in the . 120
yard high hurdles. Both men went
over the last barrier together but
O'Connor nipped Gardner at the
tape. Keith came back to win the
220 yard dash in a lightning :21,2,
while O'Connor became the meets
only double winner, taking the 220
yard low hurdles in :23.8.
Bob Elwood turned in two excel
lent performances winning the
two-mile in 9:44 and taking second
In the mile after running neck
and "neck with winner Tom Koaaa
for all but the 1st three hundred
yards. Elwood gained revenge in
his two-mile win as Koaaa toon
third in the event. Rodda's time
in the mile was a record break
Another Husker win was scored
by Knolly Barnes in the 880 yard
run. He outlasted two Kansas State
men to cross the finish line in
The three other Scarlet firsts
Led by basketball star Gene El
stun, the Kansas golf team de
feated Nebraska 10H to 4Vi at Hill
crest Country Club Saturday.
Elstun scored a torrid 31 on the
back nine, five under par, for an
18 hole total of 68, best score of
Mike McQuistion was the low
man for the Huskers with a 71.
Bill Sayler (K) 76, tied with John
Buterfield (N): 1V4-1V4.
Gene Elstun (K) 68, outpointed
Mike McQuistian (N) 71: 2-1.
Jim Davis (K) 76, outpointed
Warren Christenson (N) 81: 2-H.
Bill Toalson (K) 73, outpointed
Jerry Moore (N) 81: 214-.
Bob Wood (K) 80, outpointed
Tom Kissler (N) 81: 2-1.
Forty-eight of the 1957 numeral
awards made to high school ath
letes were announced today by
Coach Frank Sevigne of the Uni
versity of Nebraska.
These athletes were honored:
Mitchell Gail Harkins, half
blue; Tom Richards, half blue.
Mullen Charles Humphrey, half
blue; Charles Rector, half blue;
Rich Hardy, half blue; Larry Rec
tor, half blue; Floyd Ca.-r, half
Marietta Leon Jonovy, full
blue; Mike Budler, half blue; Jerry
Mick, half blue; Bill Andel, fuU
Norfolk Tom Bush, full blue;
Darrell Leu, full blue; Dick Sydow,
full blue; Aden Beihle, fall blue;
George Blake man, full blue;
Dwayne Strasheim, full blue; Tim
Tilsworth, full blue.
Odessa Allen Skiles, full blue;
Albert Crowell, full blue.
Oakland Melvin Johnson, half
blue; Mick Nelson, half blue; Ron
Coleman, half blue; Dennis Shen
dan, half blue; Delwin Slatt, half
blue; Nile Johnson, full blue; Jim
Johnson, full blue; Bill Martin, full
blue; Paul Martin, full blue.
Orleans Gary Peterson, full
Pleasanton Lonnie Lindner, full
blue; Delmar Lange, full blue.
Paxton Bruce Piatt, full blue.
Plattsmouth Lourne Flipsch
man, half blue; Bob Hutton, full
blue; Albert Dasher, half blue;
Roger Sutton, half blue; Gary
Horan, half blue; John Korfrst,
half blue; Mike Lewis, full blue;
Tom Winscot, full blue; Larry
Long, full blue; Kenny Dasher,
half blue: Paul Molck, full blue
Ravenna Darrel Bernst, full
blue; Pat Avey, full blue; Elton
Long, full blue; Charles Hervert,
Dale Fridley, junior golfing ace
fron Downers Grove, 111., would
have been hard to convince if he
had been told he'd make the 630
Club's Athlete of the Week award
And he'd have been especially
hard to convince after his tirt snot.
Playing Mike Quistion of Nebras
ka. Fridley saw his foe drop his
tee shot eight feet directly in
front of the pin on No. 1. Fridley
his a beautiful shot right to the
pin only to see the ball land di
rectly on top of Quistion's and
carom 40 feet off the green. What
was a cinch birdie turned in at
But the fighting Cyclone really
caught fire. He singed the Cyclcne
course for a 69, two under par and
n edl honors in leading his team
to a 9,4-2'i win over the Corn-buskers.
were scored in the field events.
Alan Rosen made the best toss
of his collegiate career as he won
the discus event with a heave of
144 feet, 5 inches. This is the sec
ond time in a row that he has won
the event, and he has displayed
improvement with every meet. The
Huskers scored a clean sweep in
placed third with a throw of 124
feet, 1 inch.
Dale Knotek scored this usual
first in the high Jump getting 6
feet, 14 inches off the ground. Two
Huskers tied for third in the event.
Bob Lammel and Larry Gaus
man each jumped 5 feet, 11 inches.
The Big Red -scored their sec
ond clean sweep of the day in
the broad jump. Chuck Wollaston
won the event with one of the best
leaps of his life, 23 feet, 6 inches.
Bill Hawkins wasn't far behind as
he flew 23 feet, Vi inch and Don
Phillips kept right up with Haw
kins as he jumped 23 feet on the
nose. Wollaston's leap broke the
former record, of 23 feet, 5 inches
took second with a throw of 134
feet, 44 inches and Clarence Cook
set by Veryl Switzer of Kansas
State in 1953.
Bill Marten turned in two good
performances scoring a third in the
Star Of The Week:
Mullins Receives 'Star'
Joe Mullins, a member of the
Freshman track squad, has been
named as the Sports Star of the
Week by the Daily Nebraskan
sports staff. Joe is the first fresh
man ever to be named for this
honor. He received the honor for
his outstanding performances in
postal track meet against the Kan
sas State freshmen.
I say performances because in
the seven events he entered, he did
not know what it was like to be
defeated. He scored five individual
firsts and helped the mile and two-
mile relay teams go break nation
al collegiate freshmen records.
The mile relay team composed of
Mike Fleming, Richard McVickers,
Ken Ash and Mullins scorched the
cinders for a time of 3:14 and Mul
lins did his lap in a lightning :47.3
to hold the record for the fastest
time a Husker ever covered the
distance. The former mark was set
by Red Littler at :47.5.
Mullins also led the two mile re
lay team of Fleimng, Ash , and
Jerry Marples by running a 1:50.6
half mile. The team covered, their
distance in 7:36.8 and Mullins time
was the fastest ever covered by a
Husker. Hobe Jones held the for
mer mark at 1:51.8.
The previous mile relay mark
was held by Texas University's
Freshmen at 3:14.4 set in 1956 and
the previous two-mile record was
held by UCLA at 7:40.4 set in 1954.
As for his individual firsts, he
breasted the tape in every event
Jayhawks May Lose Cage Pair;
Chamberlain, Loneski To Leave KU?
The Kansas University basketball
fans are sweating. It has been re
ported that both Wilt "The Stilt"
Chamberlain and Ron Loneski are
alumni have it
lain will join
for the 1957-58
son. In 1960 he
would be eligi
ble to join the
P h iladelphia
Wariors of the
National Basketball Association un
der NBA rules.
Contacted by the Star, Chamber
lain denied the report then added:
"Noboby knows what may hap
pen between now and September."
Asked if he had any offers to
turn pro when he attended the
Trotters-College All-Stars game in
Kansas City last month, Chamber
lain told The Star:
"I have lots of friends playing on
t , I
Husker Outer Gardeners
Tony Sharpe's starting outfield, Gene Torczon, Gary Reimers and
will be in action this Friday and Saturday when Nebraska travels to
the Missouri Tigers. All three have been hitting well lately and should
120 yard high hurdles behind
O'Connor and Gardner and a sec
ond in the 220 yard low hurdles
behind' O'Connor. Bill Hawkins
took the 220 yard hurdles event.
Don Phillips and Dick Jahr fin
ished second and third in the 100
yard dash behind Dolan McDan
iel. McDaniel tied the meet rec
ord speeding the distance in :9.7
for one of the top performances
of the day. Jahr also took a third
in the 200 yard dash behind Gard
ner and McDaniel.
Huskers Bill LaFluer and Dean
Brittenham provided the Scarlet
with all important points finish
ing second and third respectively
in the Javelin. LaFluer's heave was
a creditable 191 feet, Vi inch and
Erittenham's toss was 171 feet,
Ken Pollard scored a second in
the pole vault with a jump of 12
feet, 6 inches. Husker Don Blank
took, third with a 12 foot vault.
Other Husker points were socred
by Bruce Skinner who came in
second in the 440 yard dash and
Clarence Cook who took a third
in the shotput.
The Husker thinclads will travel
to Iowa State today for a dual
meet against the Cyclones.
Performance In Track
up to and past the mile. He won
the 100 yard dash, the 220 yard
dash, the 440 yard sash, the 880
yard run and the mile. This is the
most spectacular performance by
one man in a single meet in the
last few years.
Mullins who hails from Glace Bay,
Nova Scotia, did his high school
running in Boston where he was
a local track sensation. Joe's best
distances are the 400, 880 and the
mile where he promises to be a
iuture Big Seven champion. Two
weeks ago, he finished second in
the Glen Cunningham mile at the
Kansas Relays. He entered the meet
as an open entry so as not to
jeopardize his freshman eligibility
and ran the distance in a little over
At the present time, Joe holds
the world's record for the 660 yard
dash. He covered the distance in
a little over 1:25. The former mark
for the not-too-often run distance
. At the present time Coach Frank
Sevigne rates him as one of the
outstanding runners in the country
and potentially the greatest pros
pect he has ever coached. "He's
easy to coach, but you have to
watch him. He doesn't want to call
it quits after a hard workout,"
During the indoor track season,
Joe performed many similar feats
in postal meets although he never
enjoyed as much productivity as
in last Thursday's running. Much
the Globetrotters and I just came
Chamberlain and Loneski the Jay-
coach Dick Harp will have his
work cut out for him. Without
ever to visit them . and see the
The Star quoted Chamberlain as
having told Kansas alumni recent
ly: "It's a job (to play basketball)
and as long as it's a job, I might
as well be paid.
I'vp eat about - j&i
10 vears of bas- &
ketball in me.
"It will cost
me about 15
lars a year if
I don't take it.
Here the pres
sure is on me
hawk sophomore from Calumet City
Indiana, is also reported to be with
drawing from schoo. The Kansas
City Star said Loneski was report
edly headed for Duke University.
If tha reports are true, Kansas
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Wins High Jump
Dale Knotek, Husker senior, won the high jump event against
Kansas Saturday when he leaped 6 feet IVi inches. Knotek will be
in action tomorrow when Nebraska travels to Ames, Iowa for a dual
meet with Iowa State.
of the success of Miler Bob Elwood
is credited to Mullins. It was Joe
who worked out with Bob and kept
him on his toes and sharp for the
various indoor meets held this win
ter where Bob enjoyed so many
Coach Frank Sevigne can look
forward to three big years with
his Canadian . Comet. It's hard to
tell exactly which events Joe wilLball tourney finalist. NROTC gained
be participating in since he excells its position by outscoring Newman
in so many, but the University can Club 8-3 last Wednesday,
rest assured that Joe will be giving There are seven new semifinal
his utmost no matter where Segigne alists. "Red" Alpha Tau Omeea
uses him. And Joe can rest as-
sured, that this will not be the last
time he will receive the Star-of-the-Week
award for outstanding
Bob Ringo, freshman half-miler
from Bartlesville, Okla., who will
run the 880 leg whenOklahoma's
freshman distance medley four
goes after UCLA's national fresh
man record here Thursday, is the
son of Dr. Robert Ringo, Bartles
ville dentist, who ran for Coach
John Jacobs at Oklahoma back
in the 1920's. Jacobs, Sooner track
mentor the last 35 years, has now
coached four father-son combina
tions here, Floyd "Red" Ruther
ford '26 and John Rutherford '48,
Tom Churchill sr. '28 and Tom
Churchill jr. '51, Dick Dudley '27
and Didk Dudley '57, and the
Harp . . . sweats it out
hawk quintet will be lucky to fin
ish in the first division in the Big
v Nebraskan Photo
La.-ry Lewis, (fron i left to right)
Columbia, Missouri to tan?le with
supply the Huskers with a potent
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By MIKE LOUGH
I-M Sports Editor
Navy ROTC, of the independent
league, is this year's first I-M soft.
Phi Delta Theta. Companion "Red"
teams who made the semis are
Delta Upsilon and Alpha Gamma
Rho. The DU's pitched to the sea
son's third shutout in a 10-0 win
over Sigma Alpha Epsilon. And
AGR beat Delta Sigma Pi in a
well-pitched game, 6-4.
The "Whites" also have two new
semifinalists in Pi Kappa Phi and
z.eta iieta Tau who had respective
14-12 and 8-4 wins over Tau Kapps
Epsilon and Acacia.
Gus II and Selleck, in the quad
rangle bracket, complete the list
ot new semifinalists. Gus II
dumped Canfield 14-9 and MacLean
scored 9 but took defeat at the
hands of Selleck who had 12. In
the special "CX" first round eame.
Boucher got its ticket to the quar
ters with its 8-4 victory over Gus I
rt 1 t . w
ouuuner ana ivianatt must now
piay eacn other to catch up to
In the final game, Dental Col
lege used its booming bats for 16
points to outpace 3-point Phi Epsi
Ion Kappa. This was the "DX"
game wnicn, iiKe "CX" is running
University of Nebraska track.
tennis and baseball teams will be
in action this week. The sched
Tuesday Iowa State at Ames.
Tuesday Creighton at Omaha
Friday-Saturday Missouri at
Columbia. (Three games).
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vVBrv irpar n nuistandintr WAA
Mabel Lee Scholarship. This year's
her award at the WAA banquet held
Also presented at the banquet were the new ooara members wno
will direct and coordinate women's athletics for the coming year.
Joan Huesner is the new president. Sonia Sievers is vice-president.
Secretary is Karen Kruger, and treasurer is Billie Prest. Assistant
intramural coordinator is the long-titiea jod to De nanaiea oy urw
Moorehead. Sally Wilson was chosen social and office chairman. Ag
WAA will be handled by Carolyn Edwards, and Mary Lue Lucke is
Since during the year, WAA sponsors so many wuraame wmm
often run simultaneously, board members each take responsibility for
one or more tournaments. Those who are charged with keeping
tournaments running smoothly are: Co-Recreational tourney, Karen
Flaherty; soccer-baseball and table tennis, Kay Turner; archery and
duckpins, Donna Gies; clubs and soccer, Sharon McCormick; golf
and Nebraska ball, Janet Dworeck; tennis, Joan Wyrens; basketball
Kay Margarite; bowling and softball, Pat Tefar, and volleyball and
badminton, Carolyn Edwards.
Even the traditional spring lethargy does not keep tournaments
down, and competition is flourishing now in baseball, badminton and
Refinnine Mav 20 and running for four days, women are cooperat
ing with the men in a golf driving
Competition, will be from 3 p.m. untu t p.m. every aiternoon excep
Friday of that week.
Tigers End Spring Drills;
Backfield Lacks Depth
By DIANA MAXWELL
What'cha think of spring prac- spring, good blocks sprung our ,
Frank Broyles of Columbia, Mo.,
took a long pull from an ever-present
bottle of soda pop and started
thinking out loud.
"We didn't get quite as far along
as I'd hoped to. I thought our
lines made a great deal of progress.
Mostly because our personnel
three-deep remained pretty static
all spring. In other words, the
boys we picked early as the best
at their position stayed that way,
and got the benefit of all the work.
"It didn't turn out that way
with the backs, though, and we
were handicapped. Starting fresh,
we had no idea of which backs
met the standards we were look'
ing for and therefore many of
them moved up and down the lad
der, from day to day or week to
week. When they dipped below
the third team, they didn't get too
much varsity coaching.
"Take Vern Mucke and Bob An
derson, for instance. Neitner
played a varsity minute as sopho-
so were not high in the pciture
when we got under way. But mid
way through out workouts we real
ized they were the type backs who
could help us tremendously next
year, and both finished up as the
stars of our spring game. Had we
been able to give them more coach
ing time and attention earlier,
they would have progressed even
Tell us, coach, with Jimmy Hunt
er and uave uoane gone, uuw
does Missouri's quarterbacking
look to you a former quarter
back? "Our quarterbacking should be
adequate. None of the top candi
dates "Stub" Clemenson, Phil
Snowden or Don Mason took
all of the work this spring because
of minor injuires. They adjusted
well to a new offense but none
of 'em, I'd say, nailed down the
top job. Clemenson has the expe
rience edge, but whoever looks best
in September will lead the team
What about team speed?
"It's difficult to assess your own
speed when you're working against
each other. Frankly, I don't know
whether we're fast enough to get
the job done . . .1 am sure we
dor't have the kind of speed in the
backfield, and in our linebackers,
that you need. My sights may be
set a little high after watching
Tech backs like Rotenberry,
Thompson, Volkert and Flowers
last season because they could
really run ... but that's what
wins for you."
The tall, fast-talk,ing Southerner
continued: "Time after time this
member is chosen to receive the
winner, Pat Abuthnot, received
competition to be held on the mall.
backs ... got 'em around the cor
rer . . . I'm telling you, Thompson
or Rotenberry would have beea -tossing
the official the ball in the
tnd-zone after crossing the goal
and how far did our boys
get? Ten yards, fifteen maybe--
and that's all!"
Which of the M. U. veterans
looked best this spring?
"Of the backs, George Cramer
was head-and-should,ers above -th
field. George is a great runner,
has fine balance, and plays the
defense real well. After him, Bob
Haas, a sophomore halfback
showed the most versatility. Clem
ensen came along well, and as
mentioned, Mucke and Anderson
were real pleasant surprises.
"In the line, Don Chauwick at
player ahd has all-America poten
tial. He's rough, tough and ready,
and as good as any lineman w
had while I was at Tech. After
Chadwick, tackle Mervin John
son and end Bill McKinney im
pressed me the most. Johnson does
his job in a quiet, unspectacu
lar way . . . he's a coach's player
while McKinney started slow
ly but showed unusual develop
ment in the litter stages. He's a
very fine end in all respects."
How about the upcoming sopho
mores? Any sparklers?
What are the plans for Hank
Kuhlmann and Charlie James, last
year's regular halfbacks who were
cut for baseball this spring?
"Well, everybody tells me that
both boys are great athletes who
will make our team, and that's
good to hear. We've shifted Cram
er to right half, figuring that .
Kuhlmann might be more of a
iullback type in our belly-series. -'and
James, a right-half last year,
probably will play at left half be
cause of his quick-kicking ability.
That's one play I'm sold on
we'll quick kick an average of
two or three times every gamt
What briefly is the September
"We'll work on refinements
the extra-point, the punting gama
and punt return and pass defense.
To me, those are the three most
important plays in football today.
Our running game already is in
stalled., except for putting in a
couple of reverses, or check, plays.
We will polish our passing gama
in September, and do the built.. ol..
our roiigh work in the first week.
That way, the injured men will
have two weeks to get ready. I -doubt
it there'll be any scrimmag
at all in the week prior to our first
game, and none during the week
once the season opens. .
Refreshing antiseptic action heals
raror nicks, helps keep your sk'm
in top condition. 1.00 mi
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