Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 29, 1925, SPORTS SECTION, Image 9

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In batting averages, Howard Hobson leads with a lively .400
average, although Knudson has a .500 average for the several
games and pinch hitting that he has done. Hobson has earned
16 hits out of 40 times at bat.
A.B. H. R. Ave.
Knudson .18 9 2 .500
Hobson .40 16 9 .400
Reinhart .39 14 11 .358
Adolph .39 14 6 .358
Cook .39 13 9 .333
Mimnaugh .30 8 4 .266
Bliss .34 9 4 .264
Jones .35 9 6 .257
Wright . 8 2 0 .250
Williams .10 2 1 .200
West .40 6 3 .150
Brooks .10 1 1 .100
Harrison . 6 0 0 .000
World of Sports
Edited' by Wilbur Wester
Speaking directly to varsity base
ball athletes, Walter McCredie, for
mer manager of the Portland Beav
ers, pointed out the fact that the
Pacific Coast as well as the Major
baseball league scouts would do
well in the future to find material
on the college nines.
Walter'McCredie says, “The col
leges offer a wonderful field, and
college players, because of their in
telligence, their ability to think,
are the best kind of baseball risks.
Every year more collegians, with
the success of Frank Frisch, Car
son Bigbee, Eddie Collins and other
ex-collegians in mind, are thinking
favorably of baseball as a profes
sion. The old prejudice against
professional baseball is dying out,
even among members of the facul
Of interest to Oregon fans, is a
statement that McCredie makes
about the ability of Howard Hob
son, stellar Oregon second baseman.
He says, “Oregon, in Howard Hob
son at second, has a fine infielder,
as good as any man in the league.
He’d make good in class A right
now, for besides being a snappy
fielder he hits hard and is fast as
a bullet. He looks as good to me
as Warner of Vernon.”
When one considers that the man
that made this statement is at
present baseball scout for Detroit
and is considered one of the leading
diamond authorities on the coast,
the rating of varsity baseball par
ticipants has been put on a higher
The scheme that McCredie offers
in order that this well of new tal
ent might be opened is as follows:
“Every big league team has two
or three scouts, all old baseball men,
who are practically idle during the
period of college baseball activity,
from April into early June.
“Why could not Detroit, and the
New York Yanks, and the Giants,
and Pittsburg, and all the other
teams, detail each of these scouts
to some one college- during these
months, to assist the regular coach
gratis in developing his young
players? Most scouts are under
yearly salary contracts, so that coast j
would be practically nothing; and j
think what these scouts, with their |
knowledge of baseball, could do in j
the way of individual instruction
to the promising youngsters of the
varsity squads during a five or six
week period!
“I just wish 1 could worK on sucn
a basis at Oregon or O. A. C. for a i
few weeks with some of the young
fellows I saw there,” states Walter
He continues, saying, “As for the
colleges, it would help them, too, by
giving assistance to the regular
eoa<jh at no cost whatsoever to the j
college athletic fund. As to any j
possible objection to ‘professional
coaching,’ if a professional coach
could prepare a young player to
earn $5,000, $10,000, perhaps $15,
000 a year within a short time after
he leases college, wouldn’t that
be helping the college in its work?
One function of a college is to
train young men to make their
living. When professional baaeball
which is much different today from
the old rough game it used to be,
offers such opportunities, how :
could the colleges object?”
Coach Billy Reinhart expressed
himself as being in favor of the
idea as put forth by McCredie,
thinking that it would really aid
college players who wished to con
tinue with baseball to get an op
portunity to try out.
“Any kind of a noise will do”—
seems to be the slogan of the phy
sical education students and the
various athletic coaches of the
University. Especially the coaches
seem to have taken this view and
in so doing they are spending the
greater part of their time-off in
wandering out to the tennis courts
and weilding a husky racquet.
Proficiency in this line is what
we are striving for, stated the base
ball coach. It is our desire to be
come efficient in as many phases
of athletics as possible. Tennis is a
muscle builder, and an eye trainer
as well as a good judgment recorder,
he said.
It seems that the burning desire
of entering a hectic contest and
deluging the opponents under a love
score has captivated the department
heads. With this in view, the vari
ous teams picked from Bill Rein
hart, Harry Scott, Bill Sorsby,
Rudy Fahl, Dutch Widmer, Swede
Westergren and others of the phy
sical education department officials
play the lawn game during the
major part of their spare time. Some
good and some bad contests are re
ported to be turned out.
However, even with the few poor
matches the prevailing burning in
terest* of actual combat is foremost
in the minds and actions of the
In spite of the oft-eomplained-of
increased financial rates and higher
standards of living and dress in
the University today, the percentage
of entirely self-supporting seniors
has remained fairly constant
throughout the last five years.
The seniors in the fall term,
1921, were ,34 per cent entirely self
supporting. This percentage gradu
ally decreased until it reached its
low mark of 31 per cent in 1923,
then rose to the present mark of
33 per cent in the fall term of
The percentage of completely self
supporting senior men is four per
cent less this year than in 1921,
but six per cent more senior women
are now self-supporting than in the
former year.
Records show that 25% per cent
of this year’s senior class are part
ly self-supporting. This is a de
crease of 10 per cent from the
graduating class of ’21, there being |
11 per cent fewer partly self-sup- j
porting men than in that year, and j
6 per cent less of partly self-sup- !
porting women. The senior women i
reached the low mark in the fall
term of last year, when only 12
per cent were partly self-supporting.
Compare this with 20 per cent of
the women graduating this term.
These percentages are, however,
cemputed without consideration for
the 18% per cent of the senior class
which did not state the degree of
3elf support, if any, in registering i
this fall.
More Difficulties Arose This
Year Than Ever Before,
States Bill Hayward
Meet With Oregon Aggies
Was Big Event on Lemon
Yellow 1925 Schedule
By Web Jones
“The season has been a hard sea
son and it has been a long season.
I’m glad its over,” was the way
Bill Hayward, more than veteran
Oregon trainer characterized the
varsity track season which has just
Hayward grew greyer than ever
before with this season’s work. It
has . been nerve racking in the
extreme. There ha3 been difficul
ties which Bill never saw the like
of before in his more than a score
years cuf track coaching at Oregon.
Bur. the big thing of the year was
the bringing the squad along so
that they decisively defeated the
Aggies in the annual dual meet.
Bill was pointing his team for that
meet and he gained a victorv—the
fiist in six years which made it a"
the more sweeter. It was a partial
rejuvenation of Oregon’s old track
The turnout at the beginning of
the season was for a time handi
capped by weather. The four score
men turning out were bothered with
leg trouble, and other minor troubles
beset the squad. But in spite of
that it promised to be a scoring
Stanford Trip Taken
The meet with Stanford on April
11 was scheduled for the express
purpose of giving the track men a
trip—and indirectly to get more
men out. It was taken to lot the
men see some of the premier per
formers on the coast compete and
it gave the Oregon men their first
taste of real track weather for ihe
first time. Hayward had no hopes
of winning the meet which was
lost by the score of 92% to 38%,
but he was amply pleased with the
result. He got a lineup on his men
for the varsity from the 19-man
team which made the trip and from
their showing down at Palo Alto
he was able to pick his men for the
coming meets.
Shakeup in Schedule
A shakeup in the schedule which
placed the Washington relays on
May 9 instead cf May 2 served to
handicap the varsity and put the
competition meets on three con
secutive week-ends. On May 9 a
meet had been scheduled with Paci
fic University which in the
early days of track in Orepon was
a strong contender for honors. In
the old days every year’s schedule
had Pacific University on the list.
The change in the schedule placed
the three big meets of the year
Veteran Cinder
Track Captain
Chick” Rosenburg
jammed together with no time for
work in between.
A thirteen-man team was taken
to Seattle on May 9 for the Wash
ington relays, where the varsity
with a damaged lineup after the
loss of Walt Kelsey, star sprinter,
and Pen Wilbur, 440 man, won
second in the mile relay and third
in the 880 relay. The two-mile re
lay team failed to place in the car
nival program. Those making the
trip were: 880 relay—Extra, Cleav
er, Flannagan and Westerman. Mile
relay—Kinney, Price, Hermance and
Jeffries. Twi-imile—Mauney, Gerke,
Stenhenson and Snssman. Henry
Tetz was the thirteenth man and
was entered in the mile in the med
ley relay.
Second Seattle Trip
On the following week-end the
varsity made another trip to Seat
tle to meet the Huskies in a dnal
meet. The meet was lost by the
score of 85 to 46. Although the
team was defeated it gave some in
dication of its strength against O.
A. C. Oregon was minus the ser
vices of a weight man after “Tiny”
Johnson had gone to the infirmary
before the meet, and Harry Hem
mings had been declared ineligible
at the beginning of the season.
Jerry Extra of Oregon showed
strength in the sprints. Walt Kes
ley and Francis Cleaver garnered
many points in the hurdles. Walt
Kelsey made nine points in the
meet, and was high-point man on
the Oregon squad. Chick Rosen
burg, captain of the varsity, made
his usual goodly number and gar
nered eight points with a first in
the javelin, a tie for second in the
pole vault, and a third in the broad
jump. Those making the trio and ,
their events: Jerry Extra, 100 and j
220; I. Westerman, 100 and 220; j
Proc. Flannagan, 100, 200, high |
jump and broad jump; Jim Kinney,
140 and relay; Joe Price. 440 and
relay; Guy Mauney, 880; Fred
Cerke, 880; Henry Tetz, mile; Tom
Holder, 2 mile; Walt Kelsey, high
iurdles, low hurdles, broad jump,
r>ole vault and high jump; Francis
Cleaver, high and low hurdles;
Roland Ebv, high jump and discus;
Chick Rosenburg, pole vault, jave
lin, broad jump; Oscar Beatty,
Plans for IJext Year
Bill Hayward is planning on next
rear. He has his team made out
ind he has changed his method of
vork. He will have probably 40
nen out to work with instead of
he usual unmanageable number of i
10 or 100. The smaller squad will
•nable him to concentrate his work
>n them. Any men who think they !
(Continued on page two)
Four Man Team Will Engage
in Three Match Pacific
Coast Conference Meet
Prospects For Winner Next
Year Look Bright; Only
One Man Lost
Harry Meyer, captain, Roy Oker
berg, George Mead and George Hay
den will represent Oregon in the
Pacific Coast conference tennis
meet to be held in Seattle today and
tomorrow. Five men left last Tues
day but as only three matches can
be played one man will not enter.
The probable, lineup for this meet
is Meyer with Mead in the doubles
and Okerberg and Hayden in the
single matches.
Oregon’s chances for copping top
coast honors, are greater this year
than ever before, state followers of
the sport. Tennis at Oregon has
been lacking in entrants and spirit
since it was put on a minor sport
basis. But with the new blood in
jected into the team this year and
its ability to gain the cohnt over
opponents the student body has fin
ally realized the prospects for the
Meyer Playing Last Time
This year will be Harry Meyer’s
last as a varsity tennis player. He
has seen tennis, rated as a belittled
sport, raise to the present stand
ing, that of a championship contend
ing outfit.
George Hayden is the only other
letterman on the vaTsity who car
ries varsity experience. He was a
member of the squad last year. The
remaining players are playing their
first year in active competition and
so far have turned in winning ten
"With four men returning and a
large quantity of material graduat
ing from the freshman ranks the
prospects for a repeater next year
is brighter than ever before.
The outcome of the women’s
junior-senior hockey clash is a
duplication of the junior-freshman
score; both tied 1-1. Wednesday at
four o’clock the sophomore team
will do battle with the freshman
squad on Kincaid field.
The spirit of competition which
i salways at its height in class con
tests is being held responsible for
the somewhat wild playing which
has characterized the games so far.
The field is in good condition
now. The brief period of dry weath
er has hardened the ground and the
tall grass has been cut. Yesterday
five of the girls assumed the role
of Maude Mullers and cleared the
field of the loose grass. This should
be a factor in determining the
quality of play in future games.
| Oregon Baseball
Oregon Meets
Beaver Team
Here Tomorrow
Victory for Aggies in Two-Game Series Gives
Beavers Tie With Washington Nine for
Northwest Conference 1925 Baseball Title
0. A. C. ties Washington for the championship of the North
west Conference IF the Aggie nine can defeat Oregon in a two
game series; the first being scheduled for tomorrow at 2:30
on the new diamond, the second tilt to be played at Corvallis
on Tuesday.
The varsity ball squad has had a week iu which time to re
cover from a very strenuous northern jaunt, that cost the
Lemon-Yellow three defeats, however, the team is now in fine
fettle and ready to give the Corvallis invaders a stiff battle.
Skipper Brooks is scheduled to take up the twirling duties
in Saturday’s contest, with Jack Bliss on the receiving end.
The infield will be the same lineup, while in the outfield, Jones,
Reinhart and Knudson will do the fly-ehasng.
Change From Old Marks
Must Be Made in Pacific
Coast Qoriference JMeets
By Brute Osborne
Much criticism is being thrown
at Pacific Coast Conference track
officials for the rules they have
made in regard to establishing
Pacific Coast Conference records,
and just criticism it is. As the
rule now stands, it is impossible
for any record except at the P. C.
C. meet, held once a year at some
one of the schools, this year in Seat
tle. This gives an athlete ontyr
one chance a year to establish a
coast record in a year, or three
times in his career. This^year the
University of California and U. S.
C. are sending track teams back to
the national intercollegiate meet
to try again to bring the champion
ship to the west, but it happens
that this meet comes on the same
days as the coast meet, so the Cal.
and U. 8. C. runners will not have
any chance whatsoever of breaking
any coast records.
Conditions Must be Good
A runner cannot do his best
every day in every season—he like
other men have their good days and
their bad days, the track may be
wet and slow, the wind may be
blowing against him which would
slow him down, or the wind may
be blowing with him which would
automatically make his record void,
he might not be used to the starter
(Continued from page one)
The Beavers have suffered two
defeats, one at the hands of Wash
ington, the other by Idaho. The
University of Washington has also
dropped two contests, and the Ore
gon-O. A. C. series will undoubted
ly settle the championship. One of
the factors that will probably hand
icap the Aggie nine is the fact that
it just returned Thursday from a
hard road trip, the team as a whole
considerably slowed-up as a result.
O. A. 0. Rated Strong
Oregon will be meeting one of
the best teams in the Northwest
Conference toworrow, according to,
a recent statement made by Walter
McCredie, former Portland man
ager, regarding the strength of the
Aggies. McCredie states that O. A.
C.| has one of the best college
teams that he has yet seen, which
means that Oregon has far from
any odds in the big game Saturday.
Although it is hard to judge the
real strength of a team by the
record made on a road trip, Oregon
has a well-balanced team that can
give the Beavers nine innings of
real baseball. Reward Hobson,
Rex Adolph, Carl Knudson, Jack
Bliss and Prank Reinhart have
been hitting the ball at a lively
rate and can be counted on to come
through with their share of blows
Cook Good at Third
Besides the hitting department,
the varsity has a good outfield
and a steady, safe infield. Cook
has been filling the hot-corner cap
ably, while Hobson is doing credit
able work around the keystone
sack. Rex Adolph, although play
ing his first year of varsity ball,
is holding down the initial sack in
veteran stylo, while Freddy West
has plugged up the short patch.
In the game at Corvallis next
Tuesday, Coach Reinhart is sending
either Freddy West or Fred Harri
son to the mound, while either
George Miimnaugh or Jack Bliss will
work behind the plate. This game
will end the Oregon baseball sea
son and a split on the O. A. C.
series will give Oregon a respect
able .fiOO average.
By Dick Godfrey
With the completion of the final
matches in tennis this ‘afternoon
the doughnut season will come to
an official close. “We have com
pleted one of the most successful
and highly interesting seasons of
doughnut activities in years,” stat
ed Virgil Karl, who has had charge
of the organizing of these sports, j
First the basketball season went
off like clock work, then baseball, |
wrestling, handball and tennis took ;
their turn on the sport ritual of i
campus players and adtogether a
season of close and active competi
tion has been had.
Baseball afforded the players and
fans the greatest incentive for ath
letic competition on the campus
this spring term. Starting with 16
teams the schedule was finally play
ed off with the Beta Theta Pi nine
the only undefeated team in the
Thus at the close of all activities
for this year we are obliged to show
our feeling in some way, stated Mr.
Earl. “In so doing I wish to com
pliment the various managers of the
organizations on the way in which
they cooperated with me and the
physical education department in
the handling of the equipment and
schedules,” said Earl.
Numerous handicaps were over
come during the carrying out of the
various schedules. For a while dur
ing the start of the baseball season
it looked as if there would be no
doughnut games this year due to
(Continued on page three) .