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    Wednesday, May 3, 1961
The Nebraskan
Page 3
Husker '9' Can Climb
To Fourth In Big 8
Big 8 Standings
W L Pot. OB
Oklahoma Stat . .1 .... 11 0 1.000
Miiiourt g ,aoo JV4
Colorede t 4 ,eoo 4V
Oklahoma 4 .400
Kantai Mat 4 7 .34 7
Iowa Mate .S0 7Vi
Kanta 1 ,14
By Hal Brown
Nebraska can go two ways
this week end when the Husk
ers face Kansas at Lawrence
in a three-game baseball se
ries. The Huskers can climb into
a tie for fourth place or they
can drop into the cellar de
pending on what happens Fri
day and Saturday.
Nebraska is 3-8 in the con
ference and in sixth place
ehile Kansas Is last with a
1-6 record. If the Huskers lose
all three games, they will
fall to the bottom spot re
gardless of what the other six
teams do.
If the Huskers sweep the
series from the Jayhawks,
Coach Tony Sharpe's nine
could move into a tie for
fourth place with Kansas
State, providing that the Wild
cats win two of three from
In other action this week
end, League-leading Oklaho
ma State (11-0) will be at
Colorado (6-4) and Missouri
wi f it4"
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(8-2) will be at Iowa State
Nebraska will enter the
Kansas series without First
Baseman Dick Becher who
suffered a knee injury at Colo
rado and may be sidelined
for the rest of the season.
Pitchers Jan Wall and Ron
Havekost handled the first
base chores against Colorado
after Becher was injured.
Catcher Dave Myers was
knocked unconscious in a col
lision at the plate in the third
inning of Friday's nightcap
and was out for the remain
der of the series. Myers is ex
pected to be ready for the
Eldon Naiberk, student
manager but also a member
of the Husker playing roster,
came off the bench to handle
the catching duties.
Wall, who saved th final
game of the series against
Colorado with a bases-loaded
relief performance in the fin
al inning, is expected to get
the nod for one of Friday's
games. The two teams will
play a single game Saturday.
Wall has a 1-3 record with
a 5.25 ERA. He leads the
pitchers in strikeouts with 20.
Smith Leads Hitters
Steve Smith, outfielder from
Lexington, took over the bat
ting leadership with five for
10 in the Buff series, boosting
average to .344. Jerry
Harris is tied for second with
Don Schindel. Both have .333
Harris leads in the team in
runs with 11, hits with 18, to'
tal bases with 21 and walks
with nine. He is tied for the
lead in doubles with Bill Red
mond and Rex , S w e tt , at
Smith is triples leader with
two, both against Colorado,
and Redmond is RBI king
with nine. The Huskers have
yet to hit a home run.
Sophomore Righthander
Tom Ernst moved into the
No. 1 spot among the pitchers
with a 2.25 ERA. Ernie Boni-
stall is close behind with a
2.28 ERA mark. Bonlstall is
the winningest pitcher on the
staff with two wins against
two losses.
Bonistall is also tops among
the Husker fielders, having
handled 19 chances on the
mound and at third base with
out an error.
Guests of A's
The Huskers will be guests
of the Kansas City Athletes
Friday night when the Athlet
ics meet Baltimore.
The Kansas trip will be. the
final road trip for Nebraska
as they return home to face
Oklahoma in a week end se
ries during All-Sports Day. Ne
braska closes the Big Eight
campaign with a home series
against Kansas State..
Husker Statistics
Harris 54 . 11 18 21 7 .333
Smith . 32 3 11 15 4 .344
Schindel 21 7 7 10 1 .333
Redmond 55 2 14 17 9 .255
Wall 20 1 5 7 2 .250
Ernst 12 1 3 3 0 .250
McClatchy 29 8 7 9 1 .241
Anderson 30 4 7 9 2 .233
Swett 57 5 11 14... 6 .193
Becher 47 ,.,4 9 ...11 3 ..,191
Bonistall 34 1 6 7 0 .176
Myers 38 4 6 7 1 .158
Salerno 29 2 4 5 2 .138
Havekost 11 0 0 0 0 .000
Naiberk 4 0 0 0 0 .000
Johnson ... 3 0 0 0 0 .000
Webster 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Dyer , 0 0 0 .0 0 , .000
Rood ..' 3 0 0 ' ' 6" 0 "".000
491 53 107 134 41 .218
Webster 0 1 5 5 4 6.35
Ernst 1 1 24 11 12 2.25
Bonistall 2 2 27 9 6 2;28
Havekost 1. 2 27Si 10 10- 3.62
Johnson 0 2 12 10 9 4.50
Wall 1 3 24 11 20 5.25
11 123
61 3.58
No NU Grid Positions
Cinched, Jennings Says
As Nebraska's Cornhuskers prepare for their annual
football test against the alumni on All-Sports Day, May 13,
one phase becomes evident:
The offense is improved
In all of the game-type
scrimmages neither Reds nor
Whites have suffered a shut
out. On each occasion both
teams have scored, and in a
majority of cases the TD's
have resulted from sustained
Coach Bill Jennings is con
vinced that the chief incen
tive that has spurred the play
ers in spring drills is competi
tion. "No one has a job clinched
and in previous seasons we
couldn't say that," he points
He also pointed out that it is
difficult to assay the potency
of a football squad when it is
playing against itself.
"I believe our alumni game
will provide quite a few an
swers for us," Coach Jennings
Biggest problem still sur
rounds the fullback position.
With Bill (Thunder) Thornton
moved to left halfback and
Noel Martin on the sidelines,
the coaching staff is still
searching for sufficient talent
to beef up this spot.
Bill Comstock, moved from
end to the fullback slot where
he played in high school, has
been turning in good perform- J
ances. Gene Ward, a right
halfback, is also being given
a shot at this position.
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Stock Car Races
Sun. May 7
8:00 P.M.
8 Thrill Packed Events
Capitol Beach
One Mile Wes on 0 St.
John Abrahamzon
Activities Beta Theta PI Secre
tory, Head of NHRRF (Lincoln
Protect), Sigma Delta XI, IFC
Ruth Committee
Donald Jamai Dormyor
Activities: Intramural Football,
Basketball, Water Basketball for
Phi Dela Theta
Perry DucUJen
Activities: Rush Chairman for
Delta Tom Delta, NHRRF (Lin
coln Protect)
Bill Gunlickt '
. Activities: Jr. IFC Representative
IFC Affairs Committee, NHRRF
(Lincoln Project), Freshman Gold,
Assistant Business Manager of
Chip Kuklin
Activities: Treasurer of Sigma
Alpha Mu, Co-Chairman of Teen
age Protect (Lincoln Protect),
Vice-President of Phi Eta Sigma,
E-Week Publicity Committee,
Student Council, Assistant Busi
ness Manager of THE DAILY
Georg Krausi
Acivltiet: Publication Board, IFC
Affairs Committee, Blueprint,
Phi Eta Sigma, IFC Representa
tive, Intromurals
Stevo Cast
Activities: Kosmet Klub Worker,
Public Relations Chairman and
Corresponding Secretary for
Delta Uptllon
IFC Student Council Slate
Star of The Week
Stevens' Best Mile of 4:11.3
Earns Daily Nebraskan Award
Talented Sophomore Ray
Stevens earns the Daily Ne
braskan Star of the Week
award for the week of April
24-30 for his outstanding per
formance in the mile against
the University of Houston.
Under Coach Frank Se
vigne's order to stay with
Barrie Almond in the third
lap, the slender, bespectacled,
blond runner spun the mile in
4:11.3, the best of his career.
Stevens' quarters were 61,
62, 63 and 65.3. "I used to
lay out the third quarter, but
I don't do that any more,"
Stevens said. "I usually try
to stretch out on the last lap
and then give it all I've
on the last 50 to 100 yards."
"This race was the only
time I didn't have a kick on
the final lap. I guess he just
burned it out of me," he said.
Stevens, known as "Skip" by
his family and close friends,
said that it took a long time
to recuperate from that mile.
His legs were tight for sev
eral days afterwards.
Relay Anchorman
The 4:11.3 clocking was his
second mile under 4:20. His
first outstanding mile came
in the Big Eight indoor meet
earlier this year when he ran
a 4:15.5 on the boards.
Last week end at the Drake
Relays he ran the anchor leg
of the distance medley relay
in 4:16.5.
"In fact the distance med
ley team turned in its fastest
time, a 10:15. Almost all of
the fellows knocked four or
five seconds off their best
time. I bettered my time by
about 10 seconds," Stevens
In the two years that he has
been at the . University, Ray
has cut about 22.6 seconds off
his mile. A wistful smile and
then, "I need to cut off about
20 more seconds."
Why is the mile Stevens'
race? He says, "The mile
just seems to be my event.
Several years ago I found
out that my father was a miler
at Cotner College, but that
didn't have anything to do
with my choice. I had been
running this event for some
time before I discovered it."
"Track 'is a way of life,"
Stevens said. "It's like living
in a dream world. Someday
something's going to pop that
Desire to Win
One of Stevens' biggest as
sets is his unending determin
ation coupled with the desire
to win
"Since I have been turning
in some decent miles, I've
gained some confidence in my
own ability. I've got to have
confidence, but that doesn't in
clude being cocky."
For the remaining outdoor
season Stevens has one goal
to break 4:10. "Probably
the only chance I'll have will
be at the Big Eight outdoor
in Colorado," he said.
Graham to Play
Husker Football
Gary Graham, twice an all
state quarterback from Ra
venna, will enroll at Nebras
ka this fall, according to
Coach Bill Jennings.
Gary is 6-0 and weighs 175
He led Ravenna to a confer
ence crown the past two
years in football. He has
earned four letters in foot
ball, three each in track and
He has been a member of
the Ravenna relay team
which has won its class at the
state track meet the past two
Open For
Top Athlete
Nominations are now being
accepted by the Daily Ne
braskan sports staff for the
Nebraskan awards for Top
Varsity Athlete of the Year
and Top Intramural Athlete
of the Year.
Nominations may be made
by any student or faculty
member and the nominations
should include a letter stating
his qualifications for receiving
the award.
Nominating letters should
be signed by the person mak
ing the nomination and be
come the property of the Ne
braskan. Nominations will be accepted
until 5 p.m. May 19. Any or
all parts of the letters may
be reprinted in the Nebras
kan. The winners will be an
nounced in the final isstue,
May 26. They will be present
ed at a luncheon in the Stu
dent Union that day.
The Top Varsity Athlete
award started in 1955 when
Gymnast Bruce Riley was
named. No award was given
in 1956, but the presentation
was resumed in 1957 with Rex
Ekwall, basketball star, gain
ing the honor.
Thinclad Keith Gardner cop
ped the top prize in 1958 with
Cager Herschell Turner win
ning in 1959. Joe Mullins wal
the recipient last year.
The intramural award be
gan in 1959 with Wally Bryan
winning. Last year's award
went to Bob Eyth.
The award covers both se
mesters of this school year
and any varsity athlete com
peting in either semester is
eligible for the varsity award.
Nominations should b di
rected to:
Hal Brown
Sports Editor
Daily Nebraskan
Student Union
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automated teaching devices. How long will it be be
fore they come up with machines to replace profes
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can rap the knuckles of a sleeping student, give
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Dear Dr. Frood: In the four years I've been at this
college I've done some pretty horrible things. I am
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Can I, in good conscience, even accept a diploma
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As a result, I am exceedingly awkward with my hands.
My manual dexterity is so poor, in fact, that I can't
even get a Lucky pack open. Vyhat can I do?
Fingers -!
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is to it. A word of warning though: Try to be careful
when shaking hands.
THE HANDWRITING IS ON THE WALL, says Dr. Frood. Or, more exactly,-on the
blackboard. It's appearing on college blackboards everywhere: "College students
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: You can if you send $500
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tral Station, New York 17, N. Y. If you don't, I'll print
your letter without the little black lines.
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and girl to marry while they're still in school?
Soc. Major
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