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M’LEMORE Sn;EUn3îEE:i5îE;EaEH;HnHHHHH:;:Hn: Conn has^ no chance tvith Louis Orv Matthews leads ten man Sooner track team here for dual BY HENRY McLEMORE. LOS ANGELES. (UP). It being Washington’s birthday, when the truth is especially sacred, the chances are that Gene Tunney was telUng the absolute truth when he told me that Billy Conn didn’t belong in the same ring with Joe Louis. Here In California to enjoy our "unusual” weather for a few weeks, the former heavy'W'eight champion of the world says it is absolutely ridiculous to expect the 175 pound Conn to last more than a few rounds against the heavyweight champion, "I saw the story you had quoting Jimmy McLamin as saying he thought Conn would defeat Louis.” Tunney told me. ‘T can’t understand McLarnin feeling that way, because I know that he was a magnificent boxer himself and understands the game thoroly. What does he think Conn is going to win with ? He is 25 pounds lighter than Joe,’t much of a punch, doesn’t have as much experience, and while he is faster on his feet than Louis, isn’t as fast with his hands. And the hands, you know, are what you hit and win with. The next time you see McLarnin give him my best and tell him I’d like to make a little bet with him.” All Want To Bet. But I’m not going to tell Mc­ Lamin. He is sick and tired of people wanting to bet on Louis since he went on record as liking Conn. "Everywhere I go everybody wants to get a bet do\m,” Jimmy told me. “I get a letter or two every day telling me to name my price and get my dough up.” Tunney thinks Conn’s lack of a punch will be the chief reason for his early downfall at the hands of Louis. "Louis is a terrific fighter at all times,” Tunney explained, “but put him in there with a fellow he knows can’t hit very much and he is vicious. Knowing that Conn can’t hurt him, Joe will undoubtedly bull his way in close, swarm all over his lighter foe, and beat him down in a round or two. Remember John Henry Lewis, another light heavyweight champion who tried to make a go against Louis? Well, in my opinion Johnny Henry was a better fighter than Conn is, but he never had a chance.” Tunney ranks Louis as one of the great fighters of all time. "Joe is the right hand hitter who ever lived,” Gene says. "There never was anyone who threw a right hand punch with the devastating power that Louis does. Not only is it a tremendous punch, but he throws it so fast. That is the real reason for Joe’s greatness. His speed with his hands. Dempsey’s left hook was a bit faster than Joe’s, but when you take both hands into consideration, he is the fastest puncher the game has had.” Service Man Next Champ. Tunney believes that the next heavyweight champion will come from the army, the navy or tlie marine corps. "Tens of thousands of physically fit young men in army camps will turn to boxing for recreation,” he says. “And out of that vast group there is sure to come a rugged, ambitious, smart youngster who will eventually dethrone the veteran Louis. I never would have been a professional fighter but for the opportunities to learn the game afforded by army life.” Tunney feels that the matches they are making for Louis these days are ridiculous. He doesn’t blame the champion—says he would be foolish not to make such easy money. But he does blame the promoters, or rather, the promoter, Mike Jacobs. “Jacobs is just the opposite of Tex Rickard as a promoter. Tex was always trying to build up a fellow to knock down the champion. He nursed and coddled prospects. But Jacobs rushes newcomers straight into bouts with Louis, with the result that they are has-beens before they ever had a chance to get started.” Flu hits Oklahoma trackmen Favor Hiiskcrs indoor test BY WALTER E. DOBBINS. With fleet Orv Matthews of football fame heading a ten man squad Oklahoma will invade Com- hukerland Saturday night for an indoor dual with Ed Weir’s cinder specialists. The meet will start at 7:45 p. m. Matthews finished second to Nebraska’s Red Littler in the Big Six indoor last winter. Because of an influenza epidemic at Norman, Coach John Jacobs was able to muster only ten men for the trip but the group Includes such outstanding performers as Lyda, Smethers and Fender in addition to Matthews. Will Miss King. The Nebraska squad, heavy favorites to win its second meet of the week, will be weakened with the loss of Ralph King, sophomore hurdler and high jumper, who came down with the mumps Thursday. Coach Weir has shifted his distance men, running Bob Ginn in the two mile instead of the 880 and mile; moving Culwell to the mile and Brogan to the 880. The entries: Now I’ll tell one HOOPS M' dear ! Mile: Smetheri, O; Gtnn, Cook. Culwell, N. 60 dash: Matthews, O; Littler, Kahler, Morris, N. 440: Benson. Lyda, O; Littler, Morris, Cluck, N. 60 hlRhs: Lunsford, O; Smuts, Kahler, N. 2-mlle: Smethers, O; Garrells, Olnn. S80: Lyda, O; Brogan, Cook. Jersey. O. 60 lows: Walker, O; Smuts, Kahler, N. Pole vault; Fender, O; Hunt, Scott, Nye, N. High Jump: Mullins, O; Kahler, Smuta, N. Broad Jump: Harrison, Heard, O; Morris, Smut*. Littler, N Shot; Mullins, O; Schlelch, Blue, Prochaska, N'. JO SC0«^*^,HTS 1 '■ i040 * Falls City beaten by Prep, 24-19 Junior Jays lead all way Marion Miley gains tie in women’s medal golf NASSAU, Bahamas. (.?»). Marion Miley of Lexington, Ky., fired a blazing 74 on her final round Friday to gain a tie with Jean Bauer of Providence, R. I., for gross score honors in a 54 hole medal play women’s golf tournament. N. U. Cagers Leave For Oklahoma. Coach Ad Lewandowski and ten members of his Husker basketball squad, hoping to strengthen their second place hold in the conference, left Friday afternoon for Norman, Okl., where Saturday they will face the Oklahoma Soon- ers. Players making the trip included the starting five of John Thompson, John Fitzgibbon, A1 Randall, Sid Held and Don Fitz and the following reserves: Lyle King, Les Livingston, Hartmann Goetze, Max Young and Johnny Hay. FALLS CITY, Neb.—Jug Brown’s Falls Clity quintet, previously unbeaten in 11 starts and rated No. 1 prep team in the state, fell before Creighton Prep’s tight defense Friday night before 1,500 howling fans, largest crowd ever to witness a basketball game here. Matejka hit a bucket in the first 30 .seconds for the Junior Jays, Mauro followed with an underba.s- ket attempt, and Prep was master from there on out. It was 7-3 at the quarter, 14-8 at the half, and 16-12 going Into the final period. The Tigers twice pulled to within 2 points of Prep in the final eight minutes, but both times the Omaha five hit to relieve the pressure. Falls City was held to four buckets, but cashed in on 11 free throw tries. Box: Doane comes from behind to capture N.C.A.C. tilt from Wesleyan, 39 to 35 Final half has action aplenty BY GLENN TRUMP. 28-19, to set the stage for Doane’s winning rush. The victory placed Doane in a tie for the N.C.AC. lead with Midland. Both have five victories, one .setback. Gro.s.scup, a 6-1 .sophomore for- o ward; Wilson Helka, who’s averag- Quite a bit behind—9 points to , ’ he exact— In the third neriod I ‘ ^ point.s per game in t^ exact in ine third P* tussles, and Weber, Uoane appUecl the pr«.sure with (orwarj, pacod I ha Ti: a late splurge to edge Nebraska I, V We.slayan to 35. Kri.tay ,-va. | " Tlwy »aJ 31 ot the teams ning before 500 fans on the Plainsmen’s floor. The last half was a humdinger. Fast and rough, it contained action aplenty. Wesleyan’s 28-25 McCreary leads ... Jfygl^erS COp first place in third peritxi lead was enlarged to 33-29 with seven minutes left. Buford Grosscup hit fnmi the side, and Wayne Weber’s nifty follow tied it up. Free throws shoved Doane ahead, 37-33, with 50 seconds left, but Bud Guest and Ronald Metzler converted on fouls to narrow the gap. Weber Hits leer. Then Weber drove in for a setup and the icer. Doane led, 12-10, at the quarter, but fell behind, 22-19, at halftime. Taking advantage of the Tigers’ inability to connect, the Plainsmen then went into command. 39 jKiints. Merle Gois topped Wesleyan with 12, while Forwards Everett Parminter and Pelper were most aggressive. Wesleyan's reserves, led by Bud Nomer's 19, trounced Ben Simons, 41-31, in the prelim. Rawalt had 14 for the loscr.s. The summary; tVinn* Orosicup f-o Juarei f Lofttrrlf f Wfhfr { Belka f-c Pptrlnn t Ralle>' c Ltclplph R Nelhart r ClreRory r fR ftf! Wfsleysn ftt 60 llGxla f a 1 Ü I) Tnrmlnter f 1I1 0 0 lllXpfr f 101 3 12| Miller c 2 a 4 .5 3 2'()u«st c 04 3 0 0 t Metsler r 211 0 0 0 Owen (ac) ft 1 1 3 2 0 1 Berry g 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 31 • rnmmrnmm. „ - 16~714Tot»l* 12 1114 Total» Scor« at half; Ncbratka Wealcyan 22, Duana 1». MI fsw I fTra throw»' Oro»»otip ,1. Lf>»t- tarle 2, Or«Rory, NetUarl 2, 0*1», Parminter, Metaler, Owen. Official»: Morris Msher, Nebraska, and Route Homey, Nebraska. Ix>cal high school Falla City fR ft f| Cr Prep James f (c) Prosser f Bossom c Wiar K Bauman r H ebenstr't f ft Allen c 0 2 0 Matejka f 0 ] I Oleeaun f 6 31 Barney c J 1 31 Mauro R fR ft f 1 4 1 1 1 4 3 1 2 1 2 1 Teiwhera 4ft, Dentón 14. Valley 46, Retlhan.v 94. State college ( hadntn ft«. Western State S4. 4'onrordla S3. Hebron .32. Doane 39, Weeleyan Sft. Wayne 43, Peru 92. Big Six Kanaaa 9ft. Missouri 24. State high school 1 Teachers routs Denton, 45-14 With the second team taking over for most of three periods, Voris Peden’s Teachers college high five toyed with Denton, 45 to 14, Friday afternoon on the coliseum maples. The B Mudecas champions were never in trouble, and after building up a sizeable lead in the early moments gave way to their reserves. Arlan Sellmeyer, sub center, paced the Tutors’ attack with six field goals and two free tosses for 14 points, while Danley got 9 and Eager 8. Kulp’s 7 were by far the any Denton player could collect. Peden used 13 players in the rout. 0 3 0 0 0 2 2 3 de la VeRa g 0 0 1! Kastman f 1 0 li O’Laary c 1 I Ruuc g 0 TotaU 4 11 121 Totals Score at half; Creighton Prep 14, Falls City 8. 8 9 17 Columbus trounces Geneva, 43 to 25. (JOLUMBUS. Neb.—Columbus high won an easy game over Geneva here Friday night by a 43-25 score. Columbus took an early lead, score at the half being 20-13. Center Charlie Barnes paced the Discoverers with 17 points while Browerled Geneva with 7 points. Geneva fftk ft fl Columbus fR ft f Garrett f22 2iAbeRftIen f11 0 Brower f 3 1 4 1 Ernst f4 0 0 Fulton c11 2!NKenfleld i 4 01 Domeler ft00 21 Schaefer f00 1 Clark ft 1 0 0| Barnes c7 3 1 Hurley g 02 2 Brock K 01 a Leonard g a 10| PaprockI g 22 2 L Schutt R 00 1 1C Scl)utt ft00 0 ITKenfteld ft 00 2 Total* 9712; Totals18 "7 IÖ Teacher» fR ft 1Denton fg ftf Volkar f 120Mellchar f 022 Rolofson R 1 00Wolfe f2 0 0 N. Veach Í 0 0 01 Sullivan c 0 0 3 Kager f 4 0 3 'Kulp g2 33 Sawyer t 1 0 11 Tatak ft 0 1 0 ValHs f 0 00| George g 0 0 0 McCoy c3 0 2{ Sellmeyer o 6 2 0 Danley ft4 1 0 Toothaker r 0 01 Oiebelhaus g0 0 0 R. Veach ft 0 0 0 Jonea ft 0 0 0 rnmm Totals 206 7 Totals 46 8 Union sweeps ahead of Eagle, 37-34. EAGLE. Neb.—Trailing 23 to 7 at the half, Union put on a terrific last half rally to defeat Eagle, 37 to 34, here Friday night. AmhArst 91, W« m » i I RIvrr 2ft. ArllnRton 39, North Brnd 20. Auburn 29, Nrhraskn City 23. Anslry 32, Arnold 19. Ashland ft7, WrrplnR Water 23. .Auburn 29, Nrhratha 4'lly 29. Hrlleviir 32. llnderwiKid 20. Rellwood 22, Plalte f'enter 19. Berwyn 13, Westerville 3. f'niuiiibus 43, CJenevm 2ft. ('olunihiis reserves ;tl, .Mnnine 7, < ozad 37, OothenburR 27. C'relKliliiii Prep 24, Falls Flly 19. Deshler 19. Alexandria 17. Kdd.vvllle 40, West Kearney 27. Kddyvllle second» 2l, We»t Kearney ra- •erves 13. Elkhorn 49, Waterloo 96. Eustis 42, Maywood 21. Grand Island ft7, Ht. Paul 36. Hampton 83, Gillner 13. Hampton 39, Stnrkham 19. HampUtn 44, Bradshaw 22. Hastings 49, North IMatte 38. Holy Nan«e of Omaha 93, AssnmptloB of Dwight 17. Holdrege 49, f'amhrtdge 10. l>>xiiiRton 32, CiirtI» 22. .Mllhiim 21. Dry Valley 1*. .Milford 23, Syracuse 2ft. MllllRan 21, Falrhury reserves 13. Odell 23. Diller 21 Ohiowa 92, Krunlng 28. Omaha BriiHon 32, Fremont 28 foverllme). Omaha South 31, Omaha North 22. Omaha (entral 30, Omaha lech 26. Palmer 90, Dunnrhrog 23. Sargent 30, r'om»lf>ck 2ft. Scottsbluff 39, Alliance 21. Schuyler 83, David City IS. Shelton 99, Kenesaw 16. Thedford 4ft, Brewster 9. Thedford seconds 12, Brewster reserves 0. Thnrslon 17, Allen 14. Tekamah 43, Dec+stur 36. I'nioii 37, Kagle 34. Vlrxlnia 23, Beatrice reserves 29. WahiMi 41, Piatlsmouth 34. W'Isner 29, Wallhlil 17. W’ymore 94, Pawnee City 18. %'ork 31, Kearney 26. Touniaiiienls Score at half: Teachers 20, Denton 7. Stage coyote hunt in streets of Oakland OAKLAND, Neb. A modern coyote hunt wa.s staged on the .streets of Oakland. Art Witte’s pet coyote, used for retreaving game on the hunting fields, broke loose from iLs tethers Thursday, and Witte was unable to round it up again. It began snapping at several persons and Witte killed it with a rifle shot. Major Jones looks for hoys tvho block, tackle, rim hard BY RANDALL BLAKE. Associated Press Writer. If they can block— If they can tackle— If they run hard— When you see football squad that can do these things, said Maj. Lawrence M. Jones, you are looking at boys who are going to win some games. So, come March 3, the major will start building another Nebraska football squad that can block, tackle and run hard from his single wing back formation. •BIFF" JONES Give them that and polish up the timing of plays and then, all other things being equal, the fans should .see the Scarlet hoisted in a fair j share of victories next fall. j For a long stretch of years j Jones has been winning games; with the single wing back forma -1 tion which is far from a three or 1 four or even a dozen play setup. • In fact, there are a hundred or more variations that can be used. Defense Steps Up. Jones holds that the defense has stepped up in the last few years. Not that the offense has lost power, but that more and more defensive setups have been plotted to meet all fxmdamental types of That’s wherq the play variations come in—to cross up almost any type of defense used against a system. And if it’s at all possible, you’ll be seeing a lot of boys wearing the Scarlet next fall in actual combat, for Jones is one to keep an eye on the future. Recalling the loss of all but two of his first team of last fall, Jones commented: "When you substitute like we did last year you’ll sometimes sacrifice something in the team’s timing of plays for a period, but it’s worth it when the next season arrives and you have the benefit of experience” Despite his wholesale of veterans, the major is hopeful for next fall if all the boys keep eligible and the draft losses are not heavy. But he warns: “Remember we don’t know what the other fellow has.” Milford races past Syracuse, 48*25. MILFORD, Neb.—With Cal Williams getting 23 points, Milford cagers spilled Syracuse, 48 to 25, here Friday. Hershberger got 13 for Milford, while Kirkwood led the losers with 11. Hastings wallops North Platte five. HASTINGS, Neb.—Red-hot Hastings walloped North Platte, 49-35, in a high scoring game Friday night. The Tigers, hitting ’em from all angles, were never in danger as Jerry Whelan, Bill Harse antj Don Brandt socked looper after looper over the Platters’ zone barricade. HaatlnRS Stransky f Harse f Moore c Brandt r Whelan r Burroughs f Smith R Bramble c in ft t‘ N. Platte 2 2 11 Smith t ft 1 llJoneif ÍK ft 2 3 0 2 Stroud 0 -4' ISeeger r 3 2! Cushing r 1 1 Thornburg f 0 1| Young g 0 0 2 Totals 21 7 161 ToUIs 14 7 15 Wilber Cops Saline County Finals, 28-18. WILBER. Neb.—Harold Hoffman led Wilber to a 28-18 victory over Dorchester here Friday night in the Saline county finals, scoring 15 points. Wilber failed to score in the opener, but led 14-9 at the half and increased the lead until the game ended. fg ft f| DorcbMtcr fg 2 " * Wilber Spurek f Knler f Grimm f Kovar f Kckles c Havloviz c Hoffman c Bartw R Safranek g Pekarek g 0 1| Belka f 0 lIHKennedyf 1 0| LKennedy f 0 OiJaKannedyf OjJlKennedy f Totals 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 liOKannedy f 0 1 2 Krlvuhlarek c 2 0 1 ' Rezabek g 0 0 3 Tobiska g 1 0 1 0 0 Kable r 0 0 0 2 91 Total* "ft NOKTHEANT NKBRASKA. Pierre 91. Blmiiiifield 24. Wayne 29, HarllnRtnn 1ft. Semlfiaal». Pierre 26, Creighton IS. Wayne 94. Plalnvlew 26. MID-MTATE. Howells 48. Hnyder 13. l.«lRh 96, f'reeton 22. Pllger 38, < larksoii 26. St. FimnrI* 49, Humphrey 2«. SALINE COCNTY FINAIK. Wilber 31, Dorcheser 19. CL'STKB COUNTY TOURNEY, Clas* A: Mason City 16, Aneley 18. Bnikeii Bow 18. Sargent 14. Finals; Broken Bow 23, Mason < Hy 21. Claa* B finals: .Milhuni 88, Oroiilo 17. Colleges 8 7 Scure at half; Wilber 14, Dorchester 9. Wayne defeats Peru, gains share of erown WAYNE, Neb. (.i^. Wayne Teachers college earned at least a share of the N. I. A. A. basketball title Friday night by downing Peru Teachers, 48-32. The victory I closed Wayne’s conference sea.son with five victories and one loss. ; Trailing 17-16 at the half, i Wayne broke thru the Bobcats’ . zone in the second half and outclassed the visitors the rest of the way aa Whitmore and Gothier began hitting from all angles. Alabama 32, .Mississippi State 28 (overtime,! Arkansas 67, Trxas ( hristlan 42. Brigham Young ft2, Denver 37. Boatun St, Massarhusett» blate 34. Clemxin «2, Thr Cllndel 43. Central (Dkl.l Mlale ft2, Oklahoma Bap- tlHtS 36. Colgate 41. Buffalo 96. Colorado College 37, ííreeley 25. Colorado 3ft, Utah 32. Davis and F.lklns 56, Morris Harvey 69. Drury 36, Missouri Valley 34. Emporia Tehrs. 43, Mouthwestem (Ka*. I Pranktln-Marshall 49, Bueknell 41. Hamllne 9ft, Oustaxus Adolphus 99. leifayetUi 42, I.ehÍKh 40. latulslana Hiete 40, Tulane 97. East Central (Okla.) Slate 47, Northwestern State 4ft (overtime). I.iither 28, Central 27. Idaho AO, Albion .39. Mankato Tehrs. 43, .Miairhead Tehrs. 91. Maryville Tehrs. 4ft, Missouri Mines 22. Montana stale 47, Colorado .Mines 81. 38 (overtime). MontiMia 46, Idaho Southern 99. North ('aro)ina State 37, Virginia .Military .3ft. North Dakota fl3. South Dakota 42. Northeastern (Okla.) State 9«, Southweat- eni sute 33. Ptttsburgh ftft, Geneva 41. Phillips I'. 37, Southeastern (t»kl.) State .32. Seton Hall 66, St. Joseph’s tind.) 48. Southern California III, < allfornta 80. St. Ambrose 47, Parsons 42. Stanford 49; I f LA 44. Tempe 84, New Mexleo 42. Texas Wesleyan S4, Trinity 41. Wake Forest 118, South Camlliia 43. W'arrensburg Tehrs. 39, KirksvUle Tehrs. 36. W'estiiilnster 86, W'ayneshurg 3». William and Mary 94, Washington and l-ec 32. Wyofiiing 41, Utah State 3ft. Wyoinlsslng 62, .Mexico 49, loungstuwn 60, Kent State 49. Zale KsO.’s Maiiiakos to retain title Champion ends bout in 14th CHICAGO. (,P). Tony Zale. stag- >ing a sensational rally after being behind on ¡joints, successfully defended his National Boxing association’s world’s middleweight championship Friday night by knocking out Steve Mamakos, durable Greek from Washington, D. C. in the 14th round of their battle at the stadium. Zale weighed 159 pounds to 157 */4 for his opponent. B(’fore the largest crowd to see a fight here in three years—14,306 fan.s who contributed a gross gate of $37,4.50—the Gary, Ind., fighter cut loose with a terrific two- handed attack late in the 13th round surging hack after Mamakos had dominated the fight for two stanza.s. Tearing into the Washington battler, Zale landed a straight right that rocked his opponent, followed up w'ith a left to the body and shot a straight right hand punch to the face that sent Mamakos reeling to the canvas, where he rolled over on one side. He was still down at the count of six, when the bell rang and he was almost out on his feet as hia handlers led him to his corner. As the 14th round opened, Zale raced across the ring, sent the still glassy-eyed Mamakos spinning W'ith a left and then, catching his opponent in Mamakos’ corner, .slashed a straight right that ended the scheduled 15 round battle. Mamakos hardly moved as Referee Tommy Gilmore tolled off the count. every event Hull, Edwards lead k.. -----IN HIS 90 POUNDS, Conn MeCreary has packed enough riding skill to make him the sen.satiou of the Hialeah meeting. He is now the leading rider at the track with 36 victories. McCreary takes Hialeah ridinfi^ lead Friday wiimers Sophomore Bill Hull and Letterman Bill Edwards led Neraaka U.’s .swimmers to a .sweeping 62 to 21 victory over Friday night at the coliseum. The Huskers won every event in then- sixth consecutive win this season. Hull edged Nehra.ska’.s Ralph Wonien, former Big Six diving I champ who w iia undefeated until Friday’s meet m that event, and ea.sily w’on the 440 yard freestyle. Edwards won the 50 and 100 yard freestyles and wait anchor on the winning 400 relay team. The Huakers opened with a victory in the SOO yeard medley and l4on Hilgert ami Cliff I.jtmbert placed one*two in the 220 yard Lea OldfhjJd kept his un- hlemi.shed record in the 150 yard iJRckstroke, and I,oRoy Foster won the 200 yard bn'aststroke for Nehraska’.s other first place. Joe Morton was top scorer for the Jayhawks with a .second place in the 50 and 100 yard free.styles. It was the sixth of the season for Jim Ut'port’s swimmers. Next on the .slate for Nebraska’s undefeated squad are the Big Six chainpionshlps to be held at the coliseum Feb. 28 and March 1. Red Littler is deferred till June 1 MIAMI, Fla. (.VK Little Conn McCreary took the lead among all Hialeah Park jockeys Friday with 36 victories when he scored a double. MoCreary had 30 victorie.s as an apprentice and Friday rode his .sixth since lo.sing his "hug.” The veteran Don Meade has ridden 35 first place McCreary’s finst winner was Etru.scan, paying $8.60 for $2, in the third race. Riding Don Mos.s, longest priced horse in a field of five, McCreary piloted hi.s mount from far hehin(i to edge out the favored Wise Bee and Mar Le. N. U. gyiiinu8l8 trip Colorado Charley Miller’s Nebraska U. gymnasts plucked three firsts and tied for another in five events to defeat the University of Colorado. 210 to 194, in a duel meet at the coli.seum Saturday morning. Jake Geier grabbed two firsts, winning the side horse and flying ring events. Stan Southwick w’on the horizontal bar and Guy Johnson tied with Pete Kreischner, a teammate, in the parallel bar event. Colorado U.’s lone first came in the tumbling event which Jack Schulz won over Griffin of Nebraska by a two point advantage. Landrum of Colorado was third. The scoring .summary: 300 yant mfdlsv W’on by Nsbrasks (Oldfield, Foster. Wmwl»), Time 3:20 200 yard Ireeilyle: Won oy HllRsrt (N); 1+vmbert (N) serond; Markle (K) third Time 2.35.2. 50 yard freestyle’ W'on hy Kdwards <N); Mrirtun <K) serond, Moses tK) third. TDB^e 34 3 Diving: W’on hy Hull (N) 96 ft; Worden (N) serond, 8.I.7; White (K) third, 61 9 100 yard freestyle: W’on hy Kdwsrds IN); Morton (Kl serond; Woods (N) third Time 59 2 IftO yard harkstroke: Won hy Oldfield (N). {.A.Shelle <K) serond Tims 1 45,6 200 ysrd breaststroke : Won by Foster (N); illlRert (N) serond; Nelson (K) third ’rime 2:16 440 ysrd freestyle; Won hy Hull (N); iJimhert (N) serond, Mackle (K) third. Time ft:ftl 7. 400 ysrd freestyle relsv; Won hy Ne- hrsska (Oldfield. Woods, Foster, ICd- werds). Time 4 44 4. Gene "Red” Littler, University of Nebraska spring ace, said he received a card from his draft board Friday notifying him his military service had been deferred until June 1. The card, Littler said, did not explain why the deferment was granted, but he believed it was in conformance with the provision of the selective service law allowing a university student to finish the current school year. The only major meet which Littler will not be able to enter, he .said, will be the national intercollegiate meet June 21-22. Webb stops Tom Tucker in ninth round IrÍ8hniaii to get crack at title Saturday's sfmrt slate . , , Bethany lead fades, Valley wins, 46 to 34 VALLEY, Neb.—Bewildered Bethany dropped a 46-34 decision to Valley here Friday evening in an Eastern Nebraska Six battle. The Maroons grabbed an 18-3 first quarter lead, apparently headed for sailing. Their lead wa.s soon wiped out, however, thA half ending 19-19. Valley took command In the third period and did the coa.stlng from then on. Buzz Hollins led Garnie Davis’ victors with 15, while Chester Ferguson had 14. Richard Rankin and Dee Andersen each got 7. VVeiler led Bethany with 13. while Forwards Phillips and Kennedy were also outstanding. Bethany reserves won, 26-14. Bethany fR ft f Valley fR ft f Phillip* f3 0 2Ferftuaon t 6 3 3 Kennedy i3 01 Houck ( 0 0 1 Wll»on f 2 0 4 Rankin f 3 1 2 Ward c a 13i Hollins c 7 1 3 Weller ft ft 3Oj Andersen g 3 1 3 Squires ft 0 2 1 1 Grime» r 1 14 Jones ft 0 0 11 Farnam g 001 Total*14 6 12 ! Totals 2017 Horizontal bar; Won by Southwick, N, 19 K; srconrt, Krsischnsr, N, 17; third, Fager. C.. 15. Rifle horse : W'on by Oeler, 6, 21H ; second, Connrft, O, 17 \ ; third, Johnson, N, 17H, Flying rltiKs: Won by Geler. 6, 25. second. Hchiilz, V, 22H: third, Kreischner, N, 22 V,. Parnllel bars: Tie between Julinson, N, and Kreischner. N, 23H; second, Schulz. C, 22'x; third, Proiit. 21 Tumbling: Won by Bchuls, C, 2314: second, Griffin, N. 21'v. Ihlrd, Landrum. C, 2<i'h. Kaempfer here for Pesek go With Hans, Kaempfer, St. Louis strong man, already in the city for the main event bout with Tigerman John Pesek on Monday night’s wrestling program at the fair grouHds arena, Matchmaker Adam Krieger announced Saturday that he had revised the preliminary program to add strength to the slate. Andy Moen, Fergus Falls, Minn., and Tony Pommerito, the New York City Italian, were crossed off the slate §iid Jack Edwards of Little Rock, Ark., and Abe Friedman of Kansas City have be^n signed to take their places. Kaempfer worked out Saturday afternoon at the "Y” and Matchmaker Krieger was trying to line up another public drill for Sunday. BASKETBALL. Kearney vs. Lincoln at Whittier, 8 p. m, Hickman vi. Lincoln reserves at Whittier, 6:30 p. m. Falrbury vs. Jackson at Wesleyan, 8 p. m, Fairmont vi. Jackson reserves at Wesleyan, 6:45 p. m. Plattsmouth vs. College View at Irving, 8 p. m. Cathedral vs. Teachers at Ag College, 4 p. m. Bethany at Havelock, 8 p. m. TRACK. Oklahoma at Nebraska, 7:45 p. m. GYM. Colorado at Nebraska, 10 a. m. WRESTLING. Nebraska at Minnesota. SWIMMING. Lincoln high at Lincoln YMCA, 7:45 p. m. NEW YORK. (ifh. Jimmy Webb, a fighting young Irish clouter from out of the west, punched his way to a .shot at the world’s light heavyweight championship Friday night by .stopping Tommy Tucker in nine round.s in Madl.son Square Garden. Webb weighed 169^; Tucker 173»/^. Held even for half a dozen rounds, the curly haired walloper from St. Louis and Dallas opened up his big guns in the seventh, had the local larruper hanging on in the eighth, and then polished him off with a two-fisted assort- ’ ment of bombs at 1:37 of the ninth round of the 15 round tussle. Referee Frank Fullam halted ' the battle after Tucker had been i floored once for a nine count with a two handed barrage and was ’ walloping around In his own cor- ’ ner, helpless, from some more of *\ the same. By his victory, Webb not only handed his bride of a few months a late wedding present In the form of a title shot, but qualified as "angel of peace.” who may finally ., bring the squabbling New York state athletic commi.sslon and the National Boxing association together. Several weeks ago the N.B.A. t(K)k Billy Cohn’s light heavyweight crown away and awarded it to Anton Cristoforldis, the ag- gre.sslvo Greek, for defeating Melio Bettina. The New York fistic father still recognize Billy Conn aa the head man. Some weeks ago, Abe Greene, New Jersey commia- ’ sloner and N.B.A. vice president, suggested a series of eliminations to end the feud. The second of the series la slated for May 2 between Cristoforldis and Gus Lesnevich of Cllffsido, N. J. Webb will meet the winner of that get-together. 22 K-Slate mrrtn MANHATTAN, Kas -Sports events fill Kansas State’s February calendar. The basketball, swimming, wrestling and indoor track teams participate in 22 meets this month. When February ends, K-8tate athletes will have rngaged in 60 contests since school began in September. Lincoln high tankeri meet ‘Y' team tonight Coach Harry Kuklln’s Red and Black mermen take on Tom I.«eke’s Y. M. C. A. tanksters at the Y pool Saturday at 7:30 p. m. I-eeke will rely on young Ralph Grabish while Coach Kuklln will probably use his reserves. Bill Fenton, backstroker, will captain the Links. Leeke’s lads will be seeking revenge from a 39-28 setback handed them earlier in the season by Lincoln. Basball figures lose about 250 players to army in 1941 Score St half; Bethany 19, Valley 19. Oftfcial: Tom Moscrsy, Omaha, City league Clans C <'oriftku»ker 91, Denton 12. Dr. Frpner 33, Stale HosplUI 26. K. of C. 17, Golds 13. Journal ]R, Urban I^eaRor II. Tigers over Raymond by forfeit. Middleweights head Beatrice mitt card BEATRICE, Neb. Pat Kissinger, Kansas City, and Jimmy Blair, Seattle, Wash., a pair of middleweights, will meet in the 10 round mam event of an American Legion boxing show Wednesday. Other bouts pair Stanley Novak, I 126, Omaha, and I^wrence Prisse, 1126, St. Joseph, Mo.; Elmer Car[ .son, 140, Wichita, Kas., and Jack ! Clayborne, 138, Kansas City; Baby, 140, Kansas City, and Gene Driscoll, 142, SL Joseph, Mo. Jayhawks beat Tigers, 35-24 COLUMBIA, Mo. (JP). University of Kansas Jayhawks increased their Big Six basketball lead Friday night with a 35 to 24 victory over the University of Missouri before 5,000 spectators. Leading 18 to 9 at the half, the Jayhawks turned back a Missouri rally midway in the second period which twice saw the last place Tigers pull within 2 points of Kansas. It was Kansas’s fifth conference win in six games this season and its 63rd triumph in 100 games in the Tiger-Jayhawk rivalry. Hii8kcr matnien lose to I.S.T.C. CEDAR FALLS, la. I.P». The Iowa Teachers, winning seven of eight matches, closed its hop»« wrestling schedule here Friday night, swUiTvping Nebraska, 27 to 5, for the Panthers’ sixth victory. Nebraska’s Milt Kuska threw Charles Fergu,son In the 121 pound division, but the Panthers won the remaining seven classes, three by falls. The summaries: 8:58 121; KusK* (N) threw Ferguson, 128 VWsIt* (IT) defeatert Hhaw 136: Isaacson (IT) defeated Cockle. 145: Haaxman (IT) thr«w DeUusk, S.45. 165: Welts, (IT) threw Rodman, 7:1ft. 16ft; Meleon (IT) defeated Smitn. 175; Martin (IT) threw Bourg, 1.21. Heavyweight: Rnjcevlrh (IT) defeated Jackman Colorado U. adds Prentiip to staff Kansas fR ft f| Missouri fR ft f Englenan f 4 4 1 Gregg f 2 I1 Buescher f 11 2! Bedford f 022 VHall f23 0 : Even» f 0 0 0 Hunter f 0 1 11 Storm f0 0 0 1 KHall Í 0 0 0, Nash c 1 1 1 Allen c31 1 ' Constant* 0 3 11 Walker o 0 0 »1 Mills f 1 3 4 KUne K 1 0 1 Carter r 1 0 2 Sol'berger g Arnold g 1 1 y_o 2 Harvey r 0 0 0 1 ToUla12 11si Total* 8 1 1ft Score at half;Kansas 18, Missouri9. BOULDER, Colo. (UP). The Colorado university athletic committee announced it had approved a recommendation for the addition of Frank Prentup, athletic di- rictor at Manhattan, Kas., high school, to its coaching staff. BY WHITNEY MARTIN. NF:W YORK. (/P). At the present rate of exchange of civilian suits for soldier suits, baseball figures to lose around 250 athletes to the army before the 1941 season is completed. Naturally that is a rough, very rough, guess, but we have at and goes to the little church on Maple street. The players in the Class "D” leagues mostly are youngsters not yet of voting age. Loses Two Years. It will be more than an ordinary hard.ship for a player who is drafted during the season. He a foundation on which to build in i practically two years’ work, estimating the Inroads of the draft on organized ball. The Brooklyn Dodger organization includes 12 clubs, and to stymie the possibility of being caught unprepared by an abrupt departure of numerous players figuring that baseball is his major occupation, and also that it is work. A player drafted cn June 1, for example, would have most of his 1941 season taken away from him, and when he returned on simultaneously, the local draft! «iurj® 1. 1942, he might be straight boards of the members of the vari-1 ^ arrow and sound as a bell, ous teams were checked to get an hut he couldn’t expect to be taken idea as to the approximate Uncle .Sam might beckon to Play Dixie golf finals MIAMI, Fla. (UP). Arnold Minkley, former professional wrestler from Chicago, and defending champion Frank Strafaci of New York meet Saturday in a 36 hold match for the 17th annual Dixie amateur golf championship. time the different individuals. One' Per Club. The check revealed that an even dozen players couki expect to finish the coming season in the army, if they can pass the physical examinations which are uncovering dental cripples and flat-foot floogies in the most unexpected places. We sometimes wonder what they would find wrong with a fellow like Max Baer, for Instance. "I” strain, no doubt. Anyway, the fact that 12 clubs stand to lose a total of 12 players might, for wont of a better yard- .stlck, be taken as the general situation over the baseball field. That figures one man to a club. There _are approximately 40 minor leagues, and as a conservative estimate of an average of six clubs to a league, that would be about 240 clubs. On the 'basis of one draftee to a club, that’s 240 draftees, not counting the major league eliglbles. Naturally the players aren’t divided one to a club. Most of the eligibles will be found in the C’ "A" to Class “C” leagues inclusive. Tho.<4€ are the boys who in many cases have reached draft age, and who are unmarried. When a player reaches the affluent state which follows his advancement to Class "A” or the majors, he usually takes his first paycheck and the little woman by the arm on by a club which had gone thru spring training and was well organized. That season would be entirely lost to him, and, if. some past instances of players remaining away from the game for a season are any gauge, he might be a loss in future seasons. Sometimes it’s hard to regain the touch after a long absence. It’s doubly tough on the athletes—any athletes—because they are losing a year at the height of what is a .short career at best. Consequently it is with wholesome respect that we can look upon guys like Hank Greenberg who announce they won’t have to call twice when they want him, even tho Del Baker and the whole Detroit club is dependant on him. OPEN BOWLING All day and evening, every Saturday and Sunday. Rosewilde Bowling Porlor 1126 P St Phone 2-7858

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