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By PAT FRIZZELL
If pitchers were as thick as out
fielders on Oregon's baseball squad
Hobby Hobson wouldn't have to<
many worries. Pitchers, aren'
Pitching, some contend, is 7!
per cent of a ball club. Anyway
it's highly important. Therefor*
the first thing to do in any bird':
eye picture of an outfit is to checl
the chucking. Right off the bal
we’re pasted in the eye with th*
unpleasant fact that a young mar
named Bob Millard is not at pres
ent listed in the pigger's guide
Mr. Millard was the prize sopho
more southpaw of Mr. Hobson's
staff last spring, and had he re
turned to school to team with the
present sophomore sensation, Bill
Sayles, the Ducks would have beer
all set on the hillock. But Millarc
is in dental college, flinging filling;
instead of baseballs, and that
leaves it up to what’s left.
Addition of Southpaw Boh Hardy
has strengthened the mound de
partment no little. Sayles 'is as
good as ever and better, and that’s
’nuff said. Then there’s John Lew
is, who played his sophomore sea
son at third base, his junior year
at short, and now is a hurler. Bill
Marshall, LeKoy Mattingly, Dave
Gammon, and Gordon Connelly, all
right-handers, complete the mound
staff, which could look a lot worse.
Marshall, now a junior, trans
ferred from Monmouth Normal a
year ago and worked in a few
games last spring. Mattingly and
Connelly were reserves last year
and Gammon is a sophomore.
When spring term opened, exact
ly no experienced catchers were
in the Webfoot camp. Now there
are two, both of whom are letter
men, and it’s happy day again be
hind the bludgeon.
Chief McLean drifted up from
Southern Oregon Normal the oth
er day and registered here. That
made receiver number one. Then
John Thomas, who had decided to
stay out of baseball and devote ail
time to a tough law school course,
succumbed to the lure of mitt and
pad and turned out Monday. So
the catching department is well
fortified. As a third string (jack
stop there’s Bob Beard, who played
frosh ball two years ago.
Oregon has a great outfield,
numerically. Eight lads who can
corral flys in capable fashion are
out there. Whether any but Andy
Harney can hit remains to be seen.
Handy Andy, who, like most kings
of clout, is stationed in right field,
batted -’way up there last year and
is counted upon as slugger num
ber one again.
In other garden spots at pres
ent are Bill Courtney, who used
to play first base, and Jim Nichol
son, sophomore. Courtney is patrol
ling left field and Nick is working
Five more outfielders, none of
whom stack up as hitters, are Bing
Croshic, who played in a few games
last year; Ken Battleson, frosh pa
trolman in '35; Don Anderson, an
other ’35 frosh J John Yerby, the
football end, and Masa Kato, intra
mural all-star last year.
There'll probably be another out
fielder whenever Third Baseman
Ford Mullen is ready to play. Mul
len cut his hand with an axe and
Ralph Amato, letterman outfielder,
is holding down the hot corner.
The rest o'f the infield is appar
ently set, with Gale Smith on first,
Jack Gordon at short, and Jack
Coleman, peppery little transfer
from Monmouth Normal, on sec
ond. A reserve is Phil Thompson
from last year's frosh.
That’s the way the lads line up.
Where they’ll finish in the north
ern division scramble is a question
for May, not March.
Most of the Washington State
team that won last year’s flag is
back in school. Washington, just
Hobson Slashes Squad as Ducks Prepare for Season
In Extra Inning
With the DUs
■ Phi Delts Pound Out Win
Over Sigma Nus ; Delts
Win by Forfeit; Kappa
Sigs Beat Sammies
By MORRIE HENDERSON
Pushing across four runs in an
extra inning, the Gamma hall nine
beat out the DUs, 12 to 8, in a
close and exciting intramural soft
ball game yesterday.
With the score tied at 8-ali at
the end of the regulation seven
innings, Bo Wilson, Gamma hall,
opened the extra session with a
hard single off Bill Jones, DU
chucker. He scored a few moments
later when Bob Herzog lined a
single. Three more runs rolled in
when Cal Wilson, Doug Pelton,
and Mike Dariotis hit safely in
The DUs went out in one, two,
three order in a vain attempt to
tie the score in their half of the
Gamma took advantage of
Jones’ wild pitching in the first
three innings to pile up a com
manding lead, but couldn't hold
it as the DUs edged up to tie the
score in the sixth inning.
The Phi Delts ran up an early
lead over the Sigma Nu nine and
then coasted to a 9-to-2 victory.
Starting right in the first inning
with Lacklan, Young, and Shipley
hitting successive singles, the win
ners piled up a 3-to-0 lead. The
Sigma Nus filled the bases in the
first but Fickner fanned for the
The Sigma Nus tightened up in
the next two innings but allowed
the Phi Delts to score six runs in
the fourth and fifth innings. Tom
my Swanson, Phi Delt pitcher,
slammed a home run to center in
the next inning with Shipley on
The Sigma Nus’ only score came
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doubled to left field, scoring Ai
Smith, and then scored on a sac
Kappa Sigs 8, Sammies 6
The Kappa Sigs beat out the
Sammy nine in the late innings,
8 to 6, in another close contest.
Neither te.am scored until the
third inning, when the winners
broke the ice. The game was nip
and tuck for the rest of the way
with the Kappa Sigs pulling ahead.
Honolulu Hughes hurled for the
winners, with Vic Rosenfeld
chucking for the Sammies.
Ray Jewell, tall Kappa Sig first
sacker, hit a home run for the
The Delta Tau Delta nine w6n
its first game when Omega hall
as in basketball, is always tough.
Idaho has a big time new ooaeh,
Forrest Twogood, but material up
there is usually spotty. Oregon
State is a ((uestion mark, but the
Beavers probably won’t be too
strong. Dean Johnston, Slats Gill's
ace chueker last year, didn't return
to school. Bill Kalibalc and Fred
Cramer, lettermen, are pitchers
back at Corvallis. New replace
ments include Arne Fenger, who
was a summer league sensation ati
a tender age a few years ago.
The face of Dale Lasselle is con
spicuously missing from spring
football practice sessions. The slim
halfback has his arm in a cast and
he'll be laid up for some time.
Laselle underwent an operation for
a wrist injury he suffered last fail.
Also out of spring action, at least
for for the present, is Sophomore
Steve Anderson, who cracked a
small bone in his ankle the other
But football marches on without
the two ball toters and without
Nicholson, Yerby, and Gammon,
who are playing baseball. The lads
went through a brief scrimmage,
second since drills began, last
night, and more sciimmage is com
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Face Tough Slate
Washke to Select Squad
From Four Veterans,
Facing one of the toughest sche
dules in the history of Oregon ten
nis competition. Paul R. Washke
tennis coach, is putting varsity
and frosh tennis aspirants through
a double elimination tournament in
r.n endeavor to select top-ranking
men for both teams.
Five men, four of whom are re
turning lettermen, remain unde
feated in the varsity tourney. Chief
contenders for team positions are
four lettermen—John Economus,
Charles Eaton, A1 Zimmerman
and Larry Crane—and four new
comers—Ed Robbins, A1 Finke,
Bill Winston, and Rex Applegate.
Sixteen enthusiastic ex-preppers
answered the call for frosh try
outs and are now competing for
team positions. Those turning out
are Jack McClung, Bob Dent, Bob
Swan, Dick Hagopian, Henry
Lindstrom, Don Good, Karl Mann,
Ben Clabaugh, Les Werschkul,
Owen Miller, James Moe. Adolph
Zamsky, Glenn Eaton, Fred Beard
sly, Gerald Olson, and Dick Bird.
Jack McClung has advanced to
the semi-finals of tourney play to
lead the field. Karl Mann and Dick
Hagopian were scheduled to play
yesterday in an important quarter
Freddy Funk, star UCLA full
back, last fall, quit school last
week to become assistant director
for a motion picture company in
Hollywood. He was expected to be
Track Coach Duke Trotter's num
ber one shot putter this spring.
.... Texas college baseball teams
get excellent spring training by
furnishing opposition for Ameri
can Association and Texas league
Joe Gordon, ex-Oregon short
stop,, has left the New York
Yankees and is now spring train
ing with the Newark Bears at
Sebring, Florida. . . . Before he
left, Tony Lazzeri, whom Joe may
succeed some day, spent a couple
of hours teaching him tricks
around the second sack.
Last fall’s football stars step
back into the headlines this spring
as diamond aces. Billy Bob Wil
liams and Earl Sargeant, UCLA,
Joe Vigna and Tony Calvelli,
Stanford; By Haines, and Jimmy
Cain, Washington, Joe Gray, OSC,
Washington State’s Ed Goddard,
and John Yerby, Jimmy Nicholson,
and Dave Gammon of Oregon are
a few gridiron regulars who are
playing baseball this spring. . . .
Stanford after many lean years
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Manager of Champions
Joe McCarthy has a habit of turning out big league baseball
champions. Last season his New York Yankees captured first place
in the American league and went on to win the world series. This
season his Yankees are favored to repeat.
High Jump Champion
Likes Oregon Climate
By LARRY QUINLIN
Tall, quiet-mannered Cornelius Johnson, world’s champion high
jumper, lolling on the sidewalk in front of Hill military academy two
hours before start of the indoor relay carnival in Portland Saturday
evening, smiled amusedly as he was asked:
"What do you think of Jesse Owens turning pro?”
“Well, a fellow' can't eat medals and honors, you know," he answered.
We waited for more—and got it, briefly.
“Owens may get up an all-pro
track team to travel next year.
Don’t know yet.”
Two high school boys, autograph
seekers, handed Johnson a couple
of envelopes. He signed them with
a slow, smooth left hand, smiled,
handed them back.
"What do young fellows get who
turn out for track ? Is their time
well spent?” he was asked.
"Yes. For instance, they can'
travel, if they get good enough.
You take a football team, and a
fellow can be all-American and yet
not get to travel if his team is
not so good. In track, of course,
not so much depends on team
Johnson dubbed stories telling of
class discrimination shown athletes
"a lot of propaganda.”
by Germany during the Olympics
"I've been to Europe three times,
and they’ve always treated me
swell,” he said.
Dressed in a light, close-fitting
suit, Johnson was waiting, as were
hi the Middle of It
That’s where -Joe Louis stands in heavyweight boxing’s three-way
squabble. Jim Braddoek, Max Sehmeling, and Detroit’s Mr. Louis are
a seemingly eternal triangle in the heavyweight picture.
Will Start Today
Weather permitting, the opening
of the annual intramural tennis
competition will be staged today
when the Sigma Nu net squad
meets the Pi Kaps at 4 p.m. on
the University courts.
In the only other scheduled
match of the day, the Phi Delts
will clash with Canard club at 5
p. m. Each team is composed of two
doubles teams and a singles play
er. Two out of three sets consti
tutes a match.
Sigma Hall, defending champ,
will feel the loss of Ed Robbins,
who is out for varsity competition
and A1 Newton, who has with
drawn from the hall. Karl Mann,
rated as one of the best in the hall,
is out for frosh competition and is
ineligible for donut play.
Intramural managers, whose
teams have a few days before
tournament competition, are asked
to make a definite selection of
their players. According to intra
mural rules, a player may not
shift from doubles to singles, or
others, some in tuxedos, for the
banquet preceding the track meet.
Oregon’s track milers and George
Varoff, world champion pole vault
er, were there too.
The Los Angeles colored jumper
took a deep breath, stretched.
Somebody called banquet time.
“Yes, I like Oregon fine," he
smiled before he entered the ban
quet hall. “I'd like to come out
here some time and go way up in
the mountains away from every
body, and just fish and hunt.”
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4 New Sports
Are Listed on
Baseball, Golf, Archery,
Tennis Are Featured
On Women’s Calendar
For Spring Term
Lined up on the women's outdoor
intramural sports calendar for
spring term are four sports—base
ball, tennist golf, and archery, in
which any woman is eligible to
Participation in any of these
sports entitles a girl to a WAA
checks provided the required two
practices a week are filled.
Beginning this week, baseball
practices are to be held during an
intramural hour from 4:30 to 5:15
on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Ger
linger field. The inter-house games,
however, will be played on a field
near one of the participating
Tennis Twice Weekly
Tennis players are also required
to practice twice a week, with the
choice of competing in either the
inter-house or all-campus tourna
ments. The inter-house tourna
ment will be one in which any girl
who can wield a racquet may en
ter. The all-campus tournament
will be an individual championship
play of singles and doubles.
Golf will be played off the cam
pus, whereas archery will be prac
ticed during an intramural hour at
4 Mondays and Wednesdays on the
target field beside Gerlinger, if the
Will Be Given
,Oregon First School In
Nor ill west to Elevate
Swimming to Level of
Big Time Sports
Varsity swimming is now a full
fledged major sport at the Univer
sity of Oregon. The student execu
tive council has approved the rec
ommendation of the Order of the
“O” that the paddlers be awarded
Oregon is the first school in the
northwest to make swimming a
major sport, according to Gib
Schultz, student body president.
The promotion will take effect
next year, when swimming will be
placed on the same plane as foot
ball, basketball, baseball, and
Four IJIg Years
Great success of Oregon's swim
ming team in the last four years,
during which Mike Hoyman's men
have not lost a single dual meet,
is the chief reason for the move.
The Duck churners have won the
northern division conference meet
for three consecutive seasons and
have overwhelmed all opponents in
12 Points Necessary
To receive a major letter, a
swimmer must win 12 points in at
least three different meets during
one season in official coast confer
ence competition, or break a north
west, coast, national, or world’s
Minor letters will, as in the past,
be awarded members of tennis,
golf, and cross country teams.
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Eleven Games On
Warren’s Horsehiders Face
Grant High Saturday at
Eleven games have been sched
uled for John Warren's frosh base
ball team and six more will ue
added to complete the nine's ac
tivity for the season.
Grant high school is first oppo
nent on the list and Milwaukee
second with the games being play
ed next Friday and Saturday. The
first home tilt will be with Univer
sity high school Wednesday, April
Warren made his first cut today
but many survived for furtner
trial. Those still on the list folow:
Catchers Maurice Kelly, Astor
ia; Marcel Empey, John Day. '
Pitchers— John Linde, Grant;
Bill Garrett, Grant: Tom Robert
son, Grant; Pete Mitchell, Pendle
ton, and Frank Lukowski, Burns.
Infielders- John Dick. The Dal
les; Ray Burlingame, Pomroy,
Washington; Matt Pavalunas, Ray
mond, Washington; Tom Cox, Cot
tage Grove; Paul Jackson, Oak
land, California; Wimpy Quinn,;
Grant; Jim Jones, Long Beach,
California; Jake Fisher, Oakridge,
and Dennis Donovan, Benson.
Outfielders Lyle Goode, Falls
City; Rudy King, Coburg; George
Heilig, Lincoln; Burton Burroughs,
Eugene, and Jay C.raybeal, Pendle
ton. This list will probably be cut
Practice yesterday consisted of
batting, infield work, and fly
catching in the outfield. Quinn,
Jones, and Linde looked strong in
the hitting department but the
rest did not show to good advan
Twelve men will make the trip
to Portland and Milwaukee but the
traveling squad has not been an
The incomplete schedule;
April 2- -Grant at Portland.
April 3 Milwaukee at Milwau
April 7—University High school
April 10—Milwaukee at Eugene.
April 14 Silverton at Silverton.
April 17—Silverton at Eugene.
May 8—OSC Rooks at Eugene.
May 15—OSC Rooks at Corval
May 21—Reed college at Port
24 Men Work
Willamette to Play Here
This Weekend; Dozen
Practice Tilts Listed
Before April 23
By ELBERT HAWKINS
Overcast skies threatened to dis
rupt baseball practice for the Web
foots yesterday afternoon, but
Coach Hobson chased his tentative
first-team lineup through a brisk
fielding drill in preparation for
Saturday’s doubleheader against
Hobson cut his squad to 24, and
is planning on slashing the list
to 18 men before the north
ern division opener which is set
for April 23. Surviving yesterday’s
cut were three catchers, seven
pitchers, six infielders, and eight
With prospects for a fair infield
and outfield already lined up, Men
tor Hobson is concentrating on his
battery problem. Addition of Cliff
McLean to the catching staff
leaves Hobby with a trio of ex
perienced receivers. John Thomas,
two year veteran, and Bob Beard
will share duties with McLean be
hind the bat.
A schedule of numerous double
headers and games on consecutive
days has necessitated a large
pitching staff. Coach Hobson plans
on using all of his big four—Bill
Sayles, Captain Johnny Lewis, Bob
Hardy, and Bill Marshall in Sat
urday’s doubleheader against the
Seven Man Pitching Staff
Completing Oregon's seven man
pitching staff are Dave Gammon,
Leroy Mattingly, and Gordon Con
nelly. Gammon and Connelly are
both sophomores, while Mattingly
is a junior.
Oregon will swing into its 13
contest pre-season schedule with a
vigor next week, playing seven
games. Five contests are on tap
for Friday and Saturday, which
will be a terrific job for Hobby’s
pitchers. The team plays Portland
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May 28—Rooks at Eugene.
May 29—Rooks at Corvallis.
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