'Cats Are K. C. Bound
The Voice of the Campus of a Thousand Oaks ...
Peru Pedagogian PERU, NEBRASKA
MARCH 13, 1961
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Bobcats, NCC Champs, Are Tourney Bound
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Coach Jack Mcintire, who has brought Peru iwo NCC champion· hips and one co-championship in five years of basketball coaching.
clntire Has Most Successful Season By Jack Johnson Coach Jack Mcintire reached into his bag of tricks again t h i s season and came up with the Peru State Bobcats. most successful basketball season since 1950. The 'Cats won the Nebraska College Conference Championship with a record of 10-2, and the National ssociation of Intercollegiate Athletics District 11 play-off by defeating Nebraska Wesleyan 7761 and Midland College 77-65. This year is the first time since 1950 that a Peru team has qualified for the Kansas City tournament. Peru's over-all record this season is 16-6. After suffering a disastrous 8-17 record his first year at Peru, Mcintire has brought his won and lost mark for his five years at Peru State to 86 wins and 42 losses. In three of the last four seasons the Bobcats have been the N.C.C. champions, but have been stopped short of winning a trip to Kansas City. However, this season the Bobcats "met the challenge" against the Midland Warriors in the District 11 playoff finals and are on their way to the big tourney. A main cog in Mac's success as a basketball coach is his ability to develop great pivot men. This year he brought Bob Buettgenbach from a reserve to a 20-point per game scorer and to an AllN.C.C. selection. In the last three seasons Peru has had a pivot man on the All-N.C.C. team. Next season the Mcintire men should be the team to beat in the N.C.C. due to the return of the entire starting five. Mcintire is now serving as president of the N.A.I.A. Coaches
Association. In 1957, he w.as appointed by the N.A.I.A. to the Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame. A native of Nebraska City, Mcintire earned letters in football and basketball during his high school career. As a s.tudent at Peru State, he earned three letters each in football and track and four letters in basketball. For three years he w a s named to the All-N.C.C. teams of the Sunday Lincoln Star and the Omaha World-Herald for his outstanding success in football and received honorable mention two years in basketball. During his senior year he was named to the All-N.C.C. team of the same newspapers. For his participation in football and basketball during his senior year, Mcintire was named Bert E. Swenson, Jr., award winner, an honor which has been given annually since 1925 to a junior or senior who has lettered in at least two different sports and judged outstanding on t h e basis of character, personality, scholarship, and loyalty to school traditions. Before taking the reins at Peru as head basketball coach in 1956, Mac was on the Falls City High School faculty as head coach, a position he held for ten years. His basketball teams produced 126 wins against 47 losses and his football teams won 71 and lost 17. His track teams won ten straight South-east conference championships. In June 1955, Coach Mcintire was named "High School Coach of the Year" by the 0 m a h a World-Herald and "Prep Coach (Continued on page two)
Kappa Delta Pi Beta Mu Chapter Holds Banquet
Buettgenbach and Roach All-Conference Yopp and Rathe Get Honorable Mention
By Sandy Craig The Beta Mu chapter of Kappa Delta Pi held a banquet March 6, 6:00 p.m. in the college cafeteria. The purpose of the banquet was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the national organization. Mrs. Neal Gomon was mistress of ceremonies for the evening's program. ' She introduced Mrs. Wilma Stutheit, who gave statistics concerning Kappa Delta Pi. Mrs. Stutheit told the group that the Peru chapter was founded in May of 1.929 and is the oldest chapter in the state. Joyce Carman sang two original songs. Miss Carman accompanied herself. Kay Rassmusen read a speech, "The Accomplishments of Kappa Delta Pi," which was written by Gleri Irwin. Judy Miller, accompanied by Mr. Robert Benford, presented a violin solo. A speech by Darrel Wolcott entitled "Famous Kappa Delta Pi Members" was read by Miss Miller. Spring pledges were then introduced by Miss Alma Ashley. They are: Mrs. Gladys Ackley, Pauline Fink, Elaine Hinton, and Sandy Craig. Miss Ashley a 1 s o introduced Mrs. B. B. Tyler whose husband helped organize Peru's chapter. Mrs. Tyler told of her experiences concerning the first meeting. The program was followed by a business meeting in the meeting room of the Student Center. The trip to the regional Kappa Delta Pi meeting at Kearney was discussed. Several members plan to attend. The next meeting will be April 12, 8:00 p.m., at which the pledges will be initiated.
St. Patrick's Day Dance To Be Held March 17
"Arsenic and Old Lace" Scheduled For March 16
The Home Economics Club and Epsilon Pi Tau will sponsor the St. Patrick's Day Dance Friday, March 17. Tickets may be picked up at the Student Union Office. Pre-sale price of tickets will be fifty cents; admission at the door will be seventy-five cents. The Starlighters will. furnish music. The dance will begin at 9 p.m. in the Student Union. A "Mr. and Miss St. Patrick" will be chosen at random from those attending.
Morrison Will Speak At Dedication A. D. Majors Hall for men, the Student Center, the addition to Eliza Morgan Hall for women, and -the A. V. Larson Industrial Arts Building will be dedicated in the college auditorium Sunday, April 16, at 2 p.m. Governor Frank Morrison has been invited to speak at the dedication. Carl Spelts, president of the state normal board, and Dr. Freeman B. Decker, commissioner of education, have also been invited. Music for the occasion will be provided by Peru's fine arts department. Open house will be held in the four buildings following the dedication. An informal reception for guests will be given in the Student Center lounge.
The Bobcats leading scorer, Bob Buettgenbach, Beatrice, and floor leader Mike Roach, Palmyra, topped the World-Herald's NCC All-Star Team. Bob's hook shot and Mike's long jumpers were "Mr. Inside" and "Mr. Outside" of the Bobcats and possibly the NCC. "Bitz," aft e r understudying Bob Mayo for 11/z years, provided the Bobcats with the "big punch" that proved to be the winning punch many times during the past season. His 6'8" frame makes h.is hook and jump shot nearly unstoppable. Bob's standout game this season was the Simpson College game of the Falls City Tournament. "The Tree" rjfilped -the cords for 32 points arid picked off many rebounds. His moves in the pivot earned him a season total of 438 points with 213 foul shots. His conference total of 243 was second only to Doane's Gene Velloff. Mike "Papa" Roach is t h_e "player that makes the Bobcats go." After transferring from the University of Nebraska, Mike became a "whiz kid" for the Bobcats. His aggressiveness and quick hands led to many stolen balls and baskets. Because of his fine play and floor leadership the Omaha World-Herald rated Mike as the "best all around performer of the NCC." Mike was the runner-up scorer for the Bobcats scoring 283 points on 22 outings and ranked tenth in the NCC scoring race. Also receiving recognition on the All-NCC team were Tom Yopp and Larry Rathe. Th e s e two Bobcats were named Honorable Mention for their smooth' and steady play throughout the (Continued on page two)
The Peru Dramatic Club's production of Joseph Kesselring's "Arsenic and Old Lace" has been scheduled for Thursday evening, March 16, according to R. D. Moore, head of the Division of Language Arts. Curtain time will be 8 p.m. in the College' Auditorium. Members of the cast, as well as the stage crew, have been working hard the past few nights putting finishing touches on the play, as well as erecting the stage set. This play is a "Budget Event," which will enable all Peru students to gain admission by showing their activities card at t he door.
Government Class Observes Town and School Caucus Ten members of the State and Local Government class observed the Peru town caucus Tuesday evening, February 28. They remained for the school caucus. Committees are also attending school and town board meetings in Peru, Auburn, and Nebraska City. They will report their observations to the class taught by Dr. George Schottenhamel.
Four of the five Bobcat s±arters made All-Conference. Bottom row: Drexel Harvey and Mike Roach, All-Conference guard. J?~ck row: Tom (Li'l Abner) Yopp, honorable mention guard: Bob Bj:leUgenbach, All-Conference center: Larry Ra!he, honorable mention forward.
1960-1961 newspaper issues 1-19 for Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska