)' UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1925 TILT WITH O.A. C. SATURDAY C. KNUDSON HOLDS .500 AVERAGE ***¥******* HOBSON LEADS SWATTERS WITH .400 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 t 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 ties.” 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 plane. 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 MeCredie. 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 players. STUDENTS’ SELF-HELP PERCENTAGE KEEPS UP 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 1925. 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. TRACK SEASON STENUOUS GRIND More Difficulties Arose This Year Than Ever Before, States Bill Hayward CINDER REVIEW GIVEN 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 passed. 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 glory. 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 combination. 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 O--O Veteran Cinder Artists Walt Kelsey Jim Kinney o Track Captain <3>----<£> 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, javelin. 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) VARSITY ENTERS TENNIS CONTEST Four Man Team Will Engage in Three Match Pacific Coast Conference Meet MEYER PLAYS LAST TIME 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 year. 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 nis. "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. CLASS HOCKEY TEAMS DUPLICATE TIE SCORES 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 Stars <► Sam Cook “Hobby" Hobson 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 BY WILBUR WESTER 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. COAST RECORDS HARD TO BREAK Change From Old Marks Must Be Made in Pacific Coast Qoriference JMeets PRESENT HOLDERS GIVEN 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 tomorrow. 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. SUCCESSFUL DOUGHNUT SEASON ENDS WITH TENNIS MEET TODAY 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 league. 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) .