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Wednesday, October 2, 1957
The Daily Nebraskan
NU Grid History Challenged
By Journal Sports Editor
Dick Becker, Sports Editor of
the Lincoln Journal blasted the
still living legend of Nebraska foot
ball yesterday when he set in print
some vital grid statistics of Ne
Becker started the "hell-and-brimstone"
story by stating that
the Husker football power started
degenerating 16 years ago since
the passing of the 1940 season.
Becker backs up every needle
sharp comment with statistics
starting with the fact that Ne
braska has played football at a .401
average since 1940 compared to
a .746 clip since the grid sport
Fifty Fourth Annual Classic
Features Yankees vs Braves
By BOB WIRZ
Staff Sports Writer
Scboencfienst steps in and gets
set , , , Ford checks his signal
. . , and here is the pitch . . .
the 1957 World Series is under
These are the words that will
be heard all across the nation
and around the world today as the
annual fall classic opens for its
As usual, the New York Yankees
are representing the American
League, while the M i 1 w a u k ee
Braves are attaining world notice
for" the first time in the series.
The Yankees are old hand now
having played in eight of the last
nine World Championships and
failing to come out victorious only
This year who knows what will
happen. We will just have to sit
back and watt patiently for few
days before the outcome is de
cided. All indications are for one of
the best World Series on record.
Especially at the gate. Yankee
Stadium will hold around 67,000
fans while 45,050 will jam County
Stadium In Milwaukee.
New York will have several fac
tors in their favor. First of all,
they play the first, two games and
then the sixth and seventh, if
necessary, all at home. Some
people, however, claim the middle
three games provide more of a
TVn, most of the Yankee play
era have participated in previous
classics. Only Warren Spahn, Del
Rica, Vernal Jones, Red Schoen
dietwt, and Andy Pafko of the
Brave have taken part in the
World Series. So nervousness nay
bother th Braves.
Milwaukee must also overcome
Cnurtew Lincoln Star
n American Leaeue iinx. No sen
ior circuit club has won in a year
ending in "seven since tne uii
cago Cubs pulled the trick in 1907.
The ChicaEo White Sox were vic
torious in 1917 while the VanKs
won in '27, '37, and '47.
On the other hand Milwaukee
has the spirit and power needed
for them to win.
This season, as usual, the Bronx
Bombers took command early,
June 30, and stayed there until
the season was over. This was
due mainly to the expert handling
of the old master, Casey Stengel.
Despite injuries he juggled the
club to perfection mEking the
right move when it counted.
For Milwaukee, it was a much
harder journey. The Braves bat
tled four other N.L. clubs all the
way until August 6, when they
moved ahead of the pack to stay.
Still the race remained tight al
though, at that time, only three
teams remained. The final touch
es were not complete until Sep
Pitching can be called fairly
even for the two clubs. If Mil
waukee gets the most from Spahn,
Bob Buhl, and Lew Burdette they
will be mighty tough. However,
beyond this there is not too much.
Rookie Don McMahon leads the
Sigma Phi Epsilon 18, Delta
Tau Delta 6.
Sigma. Chi 7, Sigma Nu 6.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 12, Delta
Kappa Sigma 6, Theta XI 0.
Tryouts for the varsity rifle team
will be held Tuesday, November
1 at 5 p.m. In room 107 Military
end Naval Science Building.
Evervone interested in comblna
t.on rifle firing is urged to attend.
was inaugurated on the campus in
1890. The win-loss-tie record shows
a 291-99-33 standing from 1890 to
1940 but only a 61-913 chart since
the Rose Bowl season.
Another thorn e Becker twisted
in the side of Nebraska football is
that the Huskers have won only 12
games of 64 nonconference con
tests held (four against South Da
kota, two against Iowa, and one
against Hawaii), since the start of
After Becker revealed the statis
tics, he degraded the pre-war
teams from 1915 on as a farce
and unwarranted title as cham
Courtesy Lincoln Jounud
bullpen charges. The Yankees
have about eight good pitchers
most of whom can be expected
to appear in either a starting or
Whitey Ford will workjhe first
game for Stengel. Then comes Don
(Perfect game) Larsen, Tom Stur
divant, Bob Turley or Bobby
Shantz. A lefty is favored in the
stadium but one of the first three
may be a better choice.
Bob Grim heads the bullpen
crew that won 32 games while
dropping only 13 this year. It is
Strictly, Sportstctlk ...
... by Bob Martel
By BOB MARTEL
Provost to solve Husker shortcomings?
Bill Jennings is having his troubles. The Cornhuskers are on the
ropes after losing their first two games of the season by wide mar
gins. The season's outlook at the present time is very bleak. But
we're not dead yet.
Jennings in his freshman season as head coach has had some
bad breaks. Frank Nappi and George Harshman couldn't clear the
books winch deprived Nebraska of two starting backs. Jerry Brown
is hampered by a delicate knee. Roger Khrounek, who had tremendous
potential, had to give up the game for physical reasons. These are
only a few of Jennings' long list of troubles.
Now we are not trying to alibi for the football squad nor to say
that we are happy about the drubbing they received at West Point.
We are only asking that all the students be fair in their criticisms.
Nebraskans Not Loyal Fans . .
Nebraska fans have a bad reputation. I learned of this long before
I ever entered the University. They have to have a winner. As long
as the team is wirming, everything is alright, but as soon as the
squad takes a few drubbings, the spirit is dissolved.
It was announced in Monday's World Herald that Sports Editor
Wally Provost would visit the campus in order to determine, "What,
exactly, are the shortcomings of tray's Huskers? What is the
campus attitude? What hope is offered?"
This probe will not really solve anything. It will sell newspapers,
however, which they tell me is the important thing. I still have a
bad taste in my mouth from the Glassford incident and although this
investigation is very minor in comparison, it still puts me on my
guard. We are a state supported school and therefore responsible to
the people of Nebraska, but lei's give Jennings a fair shake.
Schuyler Quizzed . . .
In Tuesday's World Herald, Provost wrote of an interview with
the "Man on Campus," Bob Schuyler. Bob, who is president of Pni
Gamma Delta, was quoted as saying "There is a
great deal of concern over the football situation,
but it is tempered by the feeling there's nothing
the average student can do about it." There's
plenty the average student can do about the situ
ation. He can support his team. We can't all go
out and complete for Nebraska, but we can let
the whole country know that we are behind our
team, win or lose.
This is not the first time that the suhool spirit
has been the Subject of this column. In the Septem
ber 17 issue of the Rag, this column was almost
entirely devoted to the subject of
Rallies Ineffective . . . -
The nigrit before the Washington State game, a "rally" was held
by the Mueller tower. It accomplished nothing. Fraternity men were
more interesled in tearing down each other's banner than doing a
little cheering. Most of the Independents didn't even bother to show up.
Schuyler went on to say that players of the lower ranks were
thinking of dropping from the team because "There is a feeling that
if there is nothing to show for the work, it isn't really worth the
Upon reading this quote a question came to my mind. How quali
fied i Bob Schuyler to make this comment? I wonder if he talked
to the "few" football pliers who are thinking of dropping from the
team or whether his information is just hearsay.
When contacted, Bill Jennings said that to his knowledge, there was
no evidence of dissension or lack of interest on the football squad.
The crisis is here. We can either rally to the support of the team
or we can just stand by and watch it deteriorate. It's up to us. All it
takes is a little guts. Do you .have any?
COOL CREST GOLF
220 N 48th - Tel. 6-5058
Open Afternoons I Evenings
"It is also too easy to assume
that Nebraska was a magnificent
thing before World" War II. It
wasn't. Our only reward for the
beginning of the Big Six In 1923
until the Rose Bowl was that we
were champions of the weak Big
Six and came close many times
to Minnesota and Pittsburgh. But
most of the time we lost to these
Becker said he could not put the
finger on the cause or causes of
the lacking spirit but planned to
make a study of the feelings ol
students on the campus.
a Yankee tradition to have a good
fireman. The names of Page, Fer-
rick, Reynolds, Sain, Konstanty,
and Morgan are some of the work
horses you should remember.
Yogi Berra provides the Bomb
ers' also with better catching. The
veteran performer, although not
having one of his better years,
appears better than Del Crandall
or Del Rice. Both are weak with
the stick. Rice will catch only
when Buhl pitches.
The infield appears to favor the
National League champions slight
ly. Schoendienst and Ed Mathews
look better than anyone Casey can
employ at second or third base.
But, Gil McDougald rates over
Johnny Logan any way you look
at the two shortstops. The initial
sack could be rated either way. If
Bill Skowron is able to play he
should compare favorably with
Joe Adcock of the Braves. Joe
Collins might see action for New
York and he is a good clutch per
former. Frank Torre, who did a
good job while Adcock was in
jured, will be used as a defensive
The outer garden looks like New
York again. Hank Aaron of the
Braves and Mickey Mantle should
have a good centerfield duel. Hank
Bauer has a decided edge in right
field over either Bob Hazle or Paf
ko. Leftfield for Milwaukee is set
with long ball hitting Wes Coving
ton. However, all around he is no
better than Enos Slaughter, Elston
Howard, or rookie Tony Kubek.
The two teams are matched fair
ly evenly with the Braves supply
ing the power while the Yankees
are tops in experience and depth.
So, with these things in mind,
let them clash liead on with the
best team capturing the World
school spirit. courtw Lincoln journal
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Today's Intramural Football Schedule
City Fields NE Delta Sigma Phi vs. Pioneer Coop
NW Tau Kappa Epsilon vs. Acacia
SE Sigma Alpha Mu vs. Theta Chi
SW Canfield vs. Maclean
Ag Fields East Selleck vs. Hitchcock
West Andrews vs. Bessey
Thursday October 3rd
City Fields NE Gus II vs. Avery
NW Burnett vs. Seaton I
SW Delta Sigma Pi vs. Farm House
SE Benton vs. Boucher
Ag Fields East Ag Men vs. AGR
South Burr A vs. Burr D
West Burr B vs. Burr C
Iowa State Hopes Rise
Flu Hits Sooner Camp
Jim Myers, head coach at Iowa
State this year, has accomplished
every coaches dream in a few
short months as head grid mentor
at the Ames, Iowa school-Jim
has revived, or
given rise, to
the Iowa State
i t s perennial
Courtesy Lincoln Star
in the Big Seven race but the
home folks were determined to do
something about the grid situation
before the 1957 season com
menced. Thus entered Jim Meyers
into the Iowa State limelight.
After one of the most rugged
spring practices ever held on the
Cyclone campus, Coach Myers was
ready for his debut as a Iowa
State Head Football Coach. He had
thinned his squad from 110 play
ers, that reported to spring prac
tice, to a meager 38 hand picked
boys who, as Myers stated,
"worked harder than any group
I've ever worked with."
The squad's spirit coupled with
the persistent practice of basic
fundamentals by Myers boosted
the Cyclones past Denver team,
10-0. The next week the Iowa State
gained a moral victory by dead
locking the score with the Syra
cuse Orangemen, 7-7. The Syracuse
team was rated nationally in pre
This week the Cyclones will
have to display their hidden talent
to slip by the Oklahoma Sooners
which will probably be a futile
attempt but seven of the Big Eight
teams will be
club when they
meet the Soon
ers this Satur
d a y in Nor
p r o b lems
of their own
that has Wil
kinson in fear
of losing their first game in 42
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Thirteen of the Sooners Detter
players are recovering from the
flu which has also put Wilkinson
to bed. Ken Rawlinson, Okla
homa's trainer said the players
were getting better, but, "I'm not
sure how their legs will stand up
and that's the most important
Among those down are Clendon
Thomas, a halfback, Tackle Doyle
Jennings, Guard Bill Krisher, Al
ternate Quarterback David Baker
and Ends Joe Rector and Ross
The Sooner trainer also said that
all practice sessions had been cut
to a minimum to prevent the boys
from getting over-tired and run
down. ON HOW TO PLEASE
Back in the time of knights,
damsels and very round
tables, chicalry was a virtue.
Nobody can deny that it
doesn't still exist (even
though it may be somewhat
disguised. Today men aren't
expected to fight off fiery
dragons (heaven forbid) or
even to sit at round tables
(especialy if oblong ones are
present), but they are ex
pected to please a woman in
So (we're getting closer to
the point) if you're a gentle
man (as I'm sure you are)
and if you have a damsel
(which I'm sure you do) treat
her at Kings
Kings, the palace of gentle
men and ladies (college
men and women) is always
the right place to go.
OF f.RKAT L.ADY
F THE STAGE 1
i lit1 My
Huskers Face KS
In Saturday's Game
University of Nebraska's Corn
huskers open their Big Eight cam
paign Saturday at Manhattan
against Kansas State.
Despite two losses to Washing
ton State (34-12) and Army (42-0)
there has been no tendency to
reach for the panic switch in the
There is one spectre that haunts
the Huskers, however. For some
reason, Nebraska rarely plays well
at Manhattan. It is one of those
fixations that cannot be explained
but the pattern continues down
through the years.
Nebraska and Kansas State
have met 41 times, with the Husk
ers winning 32, losing 7 and tying
The Huskers likely will be with
out their starting right halfback.
Larry Naviaux. He suffered a foot
injury in the Army game and
early in the week was marked
"no duty". Doug Thomas, who
missed the Army game due to a
hip bruise, also is still on the
Thomas can play either quarter
back or halfback.
Carroll Zaruba, halfback and
By TOM FROLIK
Although playing as underdogs,
the Beta Theta Pi Squad held the
ATO's to a 12-12 tie during the
regulation period in the only Greek
touch football action Monday.
To play off the tie, each team
as given the ball for four downs.
The Alpha Tau Omega squad
gained the most yardage and thus
sopped their second victory of the
season, 13-12. Ed Sears, subbing at
quarterback for Terry Trueblood,
sparked the running attack of the
ATO's by scampering for one
touchdown and passing to Rod
Wolfe for another.
Cal Johnson, playing for the
Beta's, snagged two touchdown
In the church and independent
action, Newman Club again dem
onstrated its scoring punch as it
downed Alfa Cow Alfa, 19-0. This
win put the Newman Club on top
in League 10 with a 2-0 record.
I ne uentai uouege squeaKea Dy
i Navy. ,RT 6"0 the Chem-
isLs ieu to rm r,psnon i.appa in a
wild contest by a score of 25-19.
Wesley snapped back from defeat
in their first game to whip Presby,
In action at the Ag fields, Burr
D alone remained undefeated in
League 9 as it rolled over Burr
! B, 12-2. Burr C defeated Burr A,
14-6, in the only other game.
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Raymond Engel, end, who missed
the Army game, should be ready
for the first Big Eight outing.
Zaruba averaged 6.S yards on four
carries against Washington Stat
and Engel snared three passes for
45 yards against the Cougars.
Coach Bill Jetmings, after view
ing the Army-Nebraska movies,
said the staff noted some improve
"We have a long ways to go
and I don't know when we'll get
there." Harry Tolly, sophomore
quarterback, is beginning to get his
sea legs. He was effective especial
ly on defense.
Little Bennie Dillard, 158 pounds
and S foot 7 inches tall, will prob
ably start against the Wildcats
Dillard has carried the ball 18
times for a total yardage of 89
to put him among the top for rush
ing averages in the Big Eight. He
hasn't been thrown for a loss dur
ing his first two games and this
week will make his Big Eight
debut at the left half post which
was vacated by the injured Doug
Thomas who has failed to respond
to treatment of hip injuries suf
fered in the Washington Stat
In the first two games Ne
braska has yielded 556 yards on
the ground for an average of 278
yards per game.
Kansas State has piled up 610
yards 305 average against its first
It is important that all fresh
men and upper classmen interest
ed in participating in winter and
spring sports, it port fee their
physicals en Wednesday evening,
October at 7:00 p.m.
Head trainer Paul Snyder re
quests that all candidates meet at
the east door ef the Student Health
And His Orchestra
FRIDAY, OCT. 4
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