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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 23, 1938)
Hooray for the intramural de
partment—they have established
an accepted set of softball rules
for intramural play.
This is a fine time to think about
spring term softball with Oregon's
crucial series with Idaho upon us,
intramural wrestling starting Wed
nesday, and the second half of the
Frosh-Rook series just around' the
corner, but the move was so mo
mentous that it merited a slap cn
Whose idea it was, we don’t
know. Maybe Rollie Dickie brought
it down from the University of
Washington. Maybe Jim Wilkin
son brought it with him on his
hegira from the Palouse hills.
Or, it might have been Washke,
Cutler, or Boushey, who thought
of the innovation. Whoever it was,
though, deserves a vote of thanks,
a slap on the back, and an Easter
lily as a token of appreciation.
Last year during the season
there were fights, disagreements,’
and arguments galore due to the
ineffective rules laid down by the
intramural organization to govern
In the first place the rules were
a combination of makeshift rules
and baseball rules—a combination
which worked more to the detri
ment of the game than to its good.
The makeshift rules were all
originated, apparently, here. They
were incomplete, and in many
cases contrary to the rules in any
other kind of baseball and soft
For example, one rule was that
a ball that lit fair and rolled foul
inside the first and third base lines
was fair. This not only worked a
hardship on the players, but also
caused many errors in interpreta
The new softball rules provide
for longer bases, which should
make for closer games. The pitch
ing distance is practically the
same. Ten men to a team are
With all these improvements,
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Three ATOs Chosen on All-Star Hoop Team,
Sigma Chi, Phi Delts
Each Place One Man
On A League Quintet
Stafford, Miller, Shipley, Peters and Scott
Picked for Outstanding Performances; B
Leaguers Also Picked for Year
By LYLE NELSON
The rich have begged for it, men have shouted for it, babies have
cried for it (and the editor demanded it). What?
Not the all-Americans, not the all-staters, but the all-intramural
basketball stars. Yessiree, those exponents of the modern game of
casaba have been picked by your Emerald sports scribes as the out
standing men of this season. These decisions are not advanced as the
final authority, but are the honest opinions of the sports reporters who
have covered all the games.
To Meet Elks
M. Hanscom, Thorne
Wood, Haley Mix
With Club Men
Six members of the University
of Oregon varsity and freshman
boxing team will meet members of
the Eugene Elks club tonight in a
match for Elk members only.
The only varsity men who will
fight are Tower at 148 pounds and
Nickerson at 135. The others are
freshmen or men who are ineli
gible. Coach Jim Dimit is attempt
ing to gain experience for his
freshman squad in preparation for
the coming year.
Flyweight to Fight
Wendell Haley, freshman at 112,
will get his first taste of regular
competition when he meets Bob
"Tiger” Nickerson, Duck varsity
member, will fight Elmer Downs
in the 135-pound class.
Two bouts are scheduled at 148
pounds. Don Tower, varsity mem
ber, will meet Howard Miller in the
first bout. John Wood, promising
freshman from New Mexico Mili
tary institute is matched with Don
The outstanding freshman mem
ber of Dimit's squad, Merle Hans
comb, will fight Max Pierce at 155
The final bout of the evening is
between Pete Thorne, University of
Oregon, and Warren Phillips of the
Elks club at 160 pounds.
Attempting to build a strong
team for next year, Dimit is plan
ning on holding a smoker in Mc
Arthur court March 2. At the
present time fourteen matches are
on the schedule and more may be
added to this list. This will enable
all the men who have been working
out to get some actual experience
within the squared circle.
I K illiuir
Let us take a brief look at them
as they parade by the press box
In the A league, first to pass is
Jack Stafford of the champion
ATO quintet. Stafford was chosen
because of his point scoring and
ability at hitting the hoop at the
Next in line is Kenneth Shipley
of the Phi Delts. It was mainly
his backboard work and fine play
ing that gave the Phi Delts third
At the center position appears
Darrell Miller of the ATOs. Mil
ler’s long arms netted many a
point for the champs.
Salem Has One
At one guard post is Richard
Peters, the Salem boy, whose
shooting paved the way to the
finals for the Sigma Chis.
At the other guard, and complet
ing the first A team, is Wayne
Scott of the ATOs. Scott was
chosen for his excellent general
ship and all-around playing in lead
ing the Hotelmen to the champion
Second Team Good
The second A team would un
doubtedly give the first stringers
a good battle, llank “High Scor
ing" Morgan of the Phi Delts and
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Idaho Lists Novice
University of Idaho, Moscow,
Feb. 23.—The second novice box
ing tournament at the University
of Idaho will be held the first week
in March, Coach Louis August an
A similar tournament, held in
December, met with enthusiastic
approval of students. Winners in
the first tournament will defend
their titles in the second meet.
Students not fighting for places
on either the freshman or varsity
boxing teams are eligible.
Folio w - -
By GEORGE PASERO
It took a quartet of wild-eyed,
rampaging, take-a-chance sopho
mores to free Hobby Hobson’s driv
ing Ducks from the shooting dol
drums they were in in their last
three games and how they did it.
They let the ball go anytime the
hoop hove in sight and you know
the rest . . . now the Ducks are !
up a step in their comeback battle
. . . Hobby Hobson has that pecu
liar glint in his eyes . . . and For
rest Twogood, Idaho's mentor, is
grimacing . . . something like this:
“Oregon was hot, we were cold.
That sums it up.’’
And Hobson . . . "Well, we could
have played better ball. Our sopho
I mores won for us tonight, but it
will be a lot harder tomorrow
night. They quit trying at the half
and used their subs the rest of the
way, staking their cimnces on to
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Girls' Co-op Wins
Three Gaines in Row
For their third consecutive vic
tory, the Women’s co-op defeated
Hendricks hall 20-4 Tuesday after
noon in women's basketball. The
co-op was checked very closely in
the first half with the score 1-2
in favor of the co-op. Most of the
scoring was done in the last half
when the co-op forwards finally
managed to break through the
close defense of the Hendricks
Women’s Co-op, 20 4, Hendricks
Miller, 4.F.. 4, Montgomery
Huston, 12 ..F. Tomlinson
Lewis, 2.F. Guthrie
Clarke, 2 .F
Sigma Kappa defaulted to Pi
j Beta Phi.
Schedule for today is: Sigma
Kappa vs. Alpha Gamma Delta at
I 5 o’clock.
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Oregon's bass viol-playing pole
vaulter. George Varoff, yesterday
afternoon boarded a transconti
nental airplane for New York
where Saturday he will forsake the
stringed instrument for a slender
bamboo pole which he hopes will
lift him up and over his own indoor
world's jump record. Varoff will
compete in the National Amateur
Athletic meet in Madison Square
The Hawaiian-born Russian left
Portland at 0:10 p.m. yesterday
and will arrive in the ‘big town”
Wednesday afternoon at 4:40 east
ern standard time.
To l si' New Pole
Awaiting Varoff in New York
will be a new jumping pole which
he will use in the meet. He broke
his ‘ pet” pole in practice last week,
and Hill Hayward, veteran Oregon
track coach, immediately shipped
the remnants to the factory with
orders calling for an exact dupli
cate. The pole is ready and has
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Pictured are Bill Kramer,
Steve Belko, and Don Johnson,
three of Idaho’s star hoopers,
who received a nice rest during
the second half of yesterday’s
DUCKS GO TO TOWN
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Halftime score: Idaho 18, Ore
Personal fouls: Idaho, Belko
1, Price 2, Johnson 1, Winter 2,
Barrett 2, Parks 2, Smith 1,
Ramey 1, Kramer 1, Bohman 2,
Sullivan 4, English 2, total 21.
Oregon, Gale 3, Sarpola 1, Silver
1, Dick 1, Wintermute 1, Anet 2,
Pavaluas 3, Johansen 1, total 13.
Missed.-free throws: Idaho,
Price 1, Johnson 1, Barret 1,
Ramey 2, Sullivan 1, total 6.
Oregon, Sarpola 1, Silver 2,
Dick 2, Johansen 2, total 7.
Field shots taken: Idaho, Bel
ko 9, Johnson 4, Barrett 6,
Smith 1, Kramer 6, Price 1,
Sullivan 4, Parks 3, English 4,
Bohman 4, Ramey 6, total 48.
Oregon. Gale 12, Silver 3, Win
termute 12, Anet 3, Johansen 14,
Dick 6, P'avalunas 8, Sarpola
12, Mullen 3, total 75.
Officials: Archie Buckley,
Spokane, referee; Ralph Cole
man, Corvallis, umpire.
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Ex-Varsity Men Aid
Coach Bill Hayward has beei
putting more than a score of frost
track aspirants through their pace:
the last few weeks in an effort ti
mold another strong track team b;
the time spring term comes around
Some of the best frosh men on
so far will be taken away b;
spring football practice. Anions
these is Bob Hendershott who i;
holder of the state high school pot
Hayward Issues Call
Colonel Bill says that there i
an excellent opportunity for mon
freshman track men on the cam
pus to make their numerals. Si
far there are no javelin men out
and there is an excellent cha.no
for any one who has had track ex
perienee to beat out those that an
Chan Berry. • Art Holman, am
Ken Miller, former varsity men
are helping Bill in coaching th*
frosh squad. Bill is busy most o
the time with the varsity.
Meets will be scheduled wit!
Portland high schools in additior
to meets with the Rooks this com
The following men have report
ed for the different events: 100
yard dash: Eddie Adams, Bol
Keen. Joe Rieg, Chuck Tripp. Bol
220-yard dash: Bob Keen. Jo
Rieg, Chuck Tripp. Bob Betz.
330-yard run. Herbert Hamer
(Please him la faje three)
Hoy man's Frosh
In Local Waters
Mallory, Star Diver,
Sprains Ankle; Out
Oregon’s promising Ducklings
will be gunning for their second
consecutive win tonight when they
meet the strong YMCA team from
Salem. The meet will be held in
the Oregon pool at 7:30.
The Salemites boast a strong
aggregation including a state
champion and several outstanding
high school swimmers. Forbes
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Mural Wrestlers to
Start Meet Tonight
With 101 men signed up the in
tramural wrestling tournament
starting tonight promises to be one
i of the best ever held in the Uni
Roland Dickie, in charge of the
tournament, said that the draw for
matches would be completed and
the results posted on the bulletin
board inside the men’s gym^ All
men will find the names of oppon
ents and the time of their matches
there this morning.
Contestants must be dressed and
in the wrestling room at least 10
minutes before their matches are
scheduled to begin.
Leading the ranks of the hope
fuls is Johnny Valleau, defending
champion of the 145-pound class.
The only other champion from last
year wtio is entered is Dick Rus
sell, champion in the 165-pound
class. Russell is entered in the light
Registering number 101 was Jim
Dimit boxing coach and prominent
light heavy boxer. Dimit will wres
tle in the heivy weight division.
Lewis Signs to Pitch
For Yakima Indians
Of Western League
Captain Johnny Lewis of Oregon basketball and baseball fame
has gone the way of most college stars, turned professional.
Lewis has signed to play with the Yakima Indians of the Western
International league this summer. Until lately Johnny has declined all
offers of turning pro to stay on and' complete his studying at the
“Yes, it is true that I liave signed with the Indians," he said when
questioned. I will leave some ume .
before April 1 to begin spring
practice at that date." He did not |
disclose the terms of his contract,
but it is understood it calls for a
salary plus a bonus for extra
Lewis will leave the University
with three years varsity experi
ence. John played short stop and
third base in his first two years
of varsity ball and last season was
transferred to pitcher where he
proved his ability in chucking the
ball across the platter.
In pitching last season Lewis
ranked with Bill Sayles as the
leading Duck winners. His work
on the final road trip during which
Oregon won the championship was
perhaps the outstanding event of
Lewis Wins Two
Oregon went on this road trip at
the close of the season in second
place and with six games in seven
days. This was a severe strain on
the pitching staff, but the Duck
chuckers came through to win all
six and finish the league on top
of the heap. Lewis contributed his
bit to this last minute dash by
turning in two wins against Wash
ington and Idaho.
John was recently given mention
in the St. Louis Sporting World,
baseball weekly, when it was
learned that he had signed with
And so passes from the ranks
of the college amateurs to the pro
fessionals, John Lewis, a champ of
the 1937 champions.
Corey Wins Crown
In Handball Climax
George Corey won the all-cam
pus singles handball championship
by defeating Paul McBride 10-21,
McBride won the first game by
a narrow margin, but Corey came
back to take the next two and the
championship. The games were
extremely close and saw the lead
changed many times. After the
first game Corey came back to
win after the score was tied after
the first five minutes of play.
In the final game Corey staved
off a rally and came out ahead by
Drive it fast, drive it slow;
Pomeroy’s Service is where to go.
To Prepare for
DSC Rook Series
Warren Puts Squad
With two games with the ■ »
gon State Rooks slated for Ti.
day and Friday nights, the Oreg( .
Ducklings are drilling in "true
John Warren style.” Warren again
pust the frosh through his “inqui
sition" of drills and scrimmage.
expe.cts them to be in top shape in
time for the opener Thursday, he
The Oregon crew will journey
to Corvallis to meet the Orange
yearlings Thursday night and will
play here Friday.
Frosh Beaten Only Once
So far this season the frosh have
lost but one game and have their
guns pointing for the Rooks. They
have posted two wins over the
Orange and will attempt to make a
clean sweep of the series.
No definite starting lineup has
been announced by the Duckling
mentor and several of the subs are
giving the regular combinations a
fight for starting honors.
Chet Allen and Tini Smith of the
subs have shown up well in prac
tice and will probably see action
in the game.
Archie Marshik, the big Duck
ling center, was absent from prac
tice Monday, but returned yester
day. He will probably be in shape-^
for the Rook fray, Warren indi
INDEPENDENTS TO DANCE
The annual Yeomen-Orides semi
formal dance will .be held Saturday
night at the Masonic temple from
9 to 12 o'clock.
Dark suits will be in order for
men and corsages will not be in
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