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Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska • Page 16

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Ifi Lincoln Evening Joiirnal Nebraska State Journal Tuesday, Nov. 17, Trailsmoke iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiniinnitiN By Bob Munger Journal Outdoor Editor The hullabaloo over waterfowl dying from eating lead shot and the accompanying research into the use of soft iron shot to prevent this loss (a million a year! seemed to many concerned conservationists to be a dream coming true. Not to Harry Hampton of the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute (SAAMI). He feels that a dream all right, but one that could easily be a nightmare. He says there are technical difficulties to overcome, big ones, since shotgun shells must function satisfactorily and safely in guns of many different types and makes.

Three-Fold problem is Harry says. (1) There is presently no reliable source able to deliver super-soft iron wire that consistently meets specifications required in making soft iron shot. (2) Soft iron shot has been observed to cause choke deformation and barrel scoring in some makes and types of shotgun barrels. (3) It appears that soft iron shot hardens with age and will chokes on many guns of modern manufacture. He says that only two companies now make super-soft iron wire, the kind required to make soft iron shot.

And both are unable to reproduce consistently the required specifications. But another angle really worries the shellmakers more, and this is the damage to shotgun barrels by the iron sliot. So two companies checked it out, using different makes of guns with various interior barrel profiles and choke designs. They found that a load of soft iron shot moving through a barrel appears to act as a peening hammer, causing measurable changes in chokes despite the plastic collar around the shot. Scratches or scoring were plainly visible in some tubes.

Another problem the shot hardens on the shelf. In a year and a half unused shot had age-hardened by about 25 per cent, enough to cause barrel wear and choke damage from even the modest use of such shot. Is this kind of barrel erosion and choke deformation acceptable to American waterfowlers? It is not an easy question to answer, especially when you consider that to American six)rtsmen a firearm is to last forever or at least for his own generation and into the next one. Safely Shorleoiiiiiijis Of course more imjwrtant than a irritation over scratches in the tubes of his favorite double gun, or a bulge in the choke end of his pet autoloader, are potential safety and performance shortcomings. And so far not enough soft iron shot has been available with which to give adequate tests for salety.

Hampton says the members of SAAMI independently, separately and aggressively are pursuing programs to bring soft iron shot into production. A lot of hunters, and a lot of ducks, hope they pursue successfully. Honored By Big 8 Lower Class Champs Move Higher at Wire Top Bowlers 230 Games, 600 Series At Parkway Wil Rauscher, 609. At Plaia Deke Coatman, Rod Fryear, Gary Thompson, 231. At Bowl-Mor Willie Verbeek, Ladies' 200 Games, 525 Series At Parkway Carolyn Foss, Lee Tillinghast, 212; Velma Williams, 201; Louise, Moore, 201.

At Plaia Nancy Lamb, Wave Coatman, 210; Ruth Northrup, 534; Pauline Goeschel, 536. At Hollywood Janette Sayer, 205. Senior Men's 200 Games 525 Series At Hollywood Earl Buettgenbaugh, Les Tyrrell, Fred Fritts, 200-562; Bud Crump, 211; Roy Gove, Roy Mills, John McGerk, 208; Ed Gable, Ray Bauman, 209; Neil Tinggaard, 547. 'Senior Ladies' 175 Games, 500 Series At Hollywood Hazel Scott, 176; Ruby Evans, 186; Thelma Maahs, 176; Marie Walton, 181; Edythe Marshall, 189; Evelyn Kreick, 175; Martha Fart- wig, 175. Kansas City Jerry Murtaugh, pride of the Nebraska defensive corps, has been named Big Eight Conference Lineman of the Week for the second time this season.

The senior selection by a panel of sportswriters was unanimous. Murtaugh put the Cornhuskers in business very quickly in what had been regarded as a crucial Big Eight test with Kansas State last Saturday. He intercepted a Lynn Dickey pass on the fifth play at the Nebraska 45 and raced to the 30. On the next play, Johnny Rodgers scored, and the Cornhuskers were on their way to an overwhelming 51-13 victory and a spot in the New Day Orange Bowl classic. When Kansas State started operations again after the ensuing kickoff, Murtaugh was in on the first and third tackles, forcing the Wildcats to punt.

Kansas State hekl and got the ball again, and Murtaugh was in on the first tackle after a two-yard gain, and on the third play, a one-yard loss, forcing another Wildcat punt. That punt exchange set up second touchdown. Murtaugh blunted Kansas first attempt of the second half when he turned back Mike Creed and knocked him down after a five-yard gain on a third down and six situation. Nebraska took the punt and wound up with a field goal. Murtaugh had four unassisted tackles and five assists on the 22 running plays originated by the Wildcats.

Earlier in the season, Murtaugh was selected foi' the honor for his play in 21-21 tie with Southern California. been a tremendous linebacker for three said Nebraska coach Bob Devaney, he turned in one of his finest games against Ka'iisas State. His overall play against Kansas State was better than against Southern Chosen Monday as the Back of the Week was Iowa State quarterback George Amundson who doubled as a runner and passer in leading the Cyclones to a 31-19 rout of Missouri Saturday. By VIRGIL PARKER Prep Sports Writer Hebron, Lexington St. Ann and Mead all discover it pays to be in the right place at the right time.

The right place is at the top of the Class and eight-man high school football top 10 list. The right time is when the final rathigs for the season are released. As a result, the trio of state champions in the gridiron sport earn an additional plaque to adorn their school trophy cases. Two of the three moved into the No. 1 position just in time.

Hebron gained the coveted spot in Class the third week of the season with an impressive win over Class Central City. Coach Ted Bears stayed on top for four weeks, but then gave way to Elkhorn and Southern. A conference playoff win over Southern last week moved Hebron back on top. Gibbon settled for the run- nerup role despite a perfect season because of what was judged a less stringent schedule. Elkhorn, like the leader with one loss, wound up third since its climb to the top involved competition with fewer Class foes than the Hebron-Southern tandem.

Southern finishes fourth. Lexington St. Ann, the Class state champ, was never in the No. 1 position until the final ratings. Coach Mike club tangled with six Class clubs during the regular season, then finished with an impressive win over highly regarded Class Nelson for the Republican Valley League championship.

The rough schedule and resulting 9-1 record gives St. Ann the nod over unbeaten Dix, which becomes the small school runnerup 11- man team. Mead took over the leadership role in the eight- man ranks halfway through never to a the season and was dislodged while sprinting perfect 9-0 record. The argument among the contenders for the eight-man title is more difficult to settle, since the top seven teams in the ratings all compiled perfect marks. too bad that Mead-Odell and Shelby-Milligan matchups, since not too much travel would have been involved, have been arranged.

Concordia Gets Six Positions On All-Star Club LeMars, Iowa Nebraskans were selected to the 1970 all-conference team by coaches of the Tri-State Conference, it was announced here Monday. Included were six from Concordia, two from Dana and one from Midland. None of the 32 Class A teams survived the season unbeaten, while just two Class clubs were unbeaten and im- tied and one other suffered a tie. Class featured only two unbeaten and one, with another having just a tie blotting its record. But in eight- man it was cither feast or famine, leaving a much more john Gums, Midland; sieve Kmg, Northwestern; Les Goodman, Yankton.

DEFENSIVE TEAM Ends Kelvin Korver, Northwestern; Lyle Alzado, Yankton. Interior linemen Gerry Luehrs, Concordia; Earl Bomgaars, Northwestern; John Hubicz, Westmar; Tim Johnson, Yankton. Linebackers Neal Koch, Concordia; Tim Sanderson, Westmar; Sam Cooper, Yankton. Deep backs Langston Bradley, Dana; Denny Vanbersurn, Northwestern; Bob Garry, Sioux Falls; Wendell Wilson, Yankton. OFFENSIVE TEAM Receivers Dave I I Northwestern; Mike Breen, Westmar; Dan Danielczyck, Concordia; Brian Naber, Concordia; Tackles Dan Boonstra, Northwestern; Harold Jones, Yankton; Guards Phil Tegeler, Dana; Terry Koch.

Westmar. Center Bryan Seider, Concordia. Quarterback tangled situation to unscramble. Nebraska Prep Ratings By Virgil Parker Marshall Crash Kills Former McCook Player McOook A check with head football coach Pat Keitges of McCook Junior College here revealed a former player, Kevin Gilmore, was among the victims of the ill-fated Marshall University football team. Gilmore was from Harrison, N.J.

According to Keitges Gilmore played at McCook in 1967 and 1968. He was the starting left halfback and team captain during both of his years here. Gilmore transferred to Marshall at the semester in 1969. He was the starting split end for the Marshall team. Another former McCook player now at Marshall, Greg Finn, make the trip because of an injury to his left knee.

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