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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 1, 1938)
9 Webfoots Leave
To Hill Relay Meet
Varoff, Robinson, Storli, Buck, Mitchell, Ellis,
Barker, Fitchard, and Schriver to Make
Portland Invasion Today
By GEORGE PASERO
Led by the world’s indoor pole vault record-holder George Varoff
and Olympian Mack Robinson, the pick of Colonel Bill Hayward’s
1938 Oregon varsity track team will take part in the seventh annual
Hill Military Carnival of champions tonight at the Pacific Interna
tional livestock pavilion.
Nine strong the Webfoot cinder squad arrived in Portland yester
day and immediately joined Hayward who has been in the Rose City
Varoff, whose indoor world-record of 14 feet 4 7-8 inches is on
tne mock tor the night, will be
featured in one of the meet’s top
events, defending the George Var
off pole vault against two other
“high ceiling” champions.
Earle Meadows, co-holder of the
world’s outdoor record with his
Southern California jumping twin,
Bill Sefton, at 14 feet 11 inches,
is Varoff’s biggest threat. Corne
lius Warmerdam, Olympic club
star who has topped 14 feet, will
also compete against the slim,
bass-viol playing Webfoot.
A new shining light of the cin
der paths will be introduced to
Portland track followers in the
person of Robinson, lithe negro,
who is expected to carry the Lem
on and Green to victory in the
broad jump and University relay.
The Dusky Dynamo sails past
the 24-foot mark in the broad
jump pits with the greatest ofease,
and should capture the five points
in this event tonight. In addition
to his jumping efforts, Robinson
will anchor the Oregon mile relay
Defending champions in the
hotly contested University mile re
lay, Oregon’s Ducks will be favor
ites to repeat in this event. Carry
ing the baton to Robinson will be
the powerized Kermit Storli, Hay
ward’s smooth-running middle
distance star who last week out
ran Robinson, Jim Buck, and
Dean Ellis, both sophomores.
Bob Mitchell and Don Barker,
sophomore , distance men, will take
John Neun becomes new man
lager of the Newark Bears, pen
,nant winner in the International
ileague. He succeeds Oscar Vitt.
part in the “parade of champions,”
the classic Glenn Cunningham
mile. Cunningham, king of the
milers, Don Lash, Hoosier hot
shot and two-mile champion,
Chuck Fenske, Michigan miler,
and Norman Bright, last year’s
winner, are the nation’s leading
pacers who will compete in this
three-star event along with the
best of the Pacific coast runners.
Bob Fitchard, tall broad jumper,
and Jimmy Schriver, middle-dis
tance man, round out the nine-man
squad which will compete at Hill.
Fitchard has bettered 23 feet in
-the broad-jump this season.
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Oliver's Men Practice
On Hayward Field
Hayward field was the scene of
football action yesterday afternoon
as Coach Tex Oliver ran a small
squad of around thirty through
light fundamental drills. It was
the pick of the crop which tried
out Oliver’s latest touchdowh
plays. Varsity lettermen and out
standing frosh composed the group,
.while JBill Cole and Del Bjork
handled the remainder of the squad
in similar drills on the grass level
of Howe field.
Steve Anderson, Frank Emmons,
Ted Gebhardt, and Hank Nilsen
were backfield gridmen used in the
first drill. This backfield combina
tion has been working together for
the time being and seems to con
tain the essentials necessary to an
Oliver backfield. Emmons and Nil
sen are the heavy boys, both cap
able ball carriers, while Anderson
and Gebhardt are speed-demons
possessing triple-threat talents. All
are rugged pigskin artists, capable
of 60-minute competition.
Jay Graybeal, Bob Smith, Paul
Rowe, and Bill Rach were used in
a second backfield. Rach was post
ed at quarterback, a shift from last
year’s fullback position. Denny
Donovan, Duke Hankinson, Dave
Gammon, and other backfield per
formers also worked under the
tutelage of Coach Oliver.
Blocking was stressed by Oliver
as the essential thing to opening
the field for ball carriers. While he
devoted offensive tactics to block
ing, Coach Oliver also had oppor
tunity to give defensive dope on
how to avoid the same blocking.
Varsi ty Di vo teers
Tackle Tough Slate
In Conference Play
Huskies of Washington Form First Tough
Opposition of 1938 Season; Play Here on
April 8; Slate Given
By LARRY QUINLIN
With prospect of another championship season in store for the par
busters of Oregon, Coach-captain Walt Cline and his newly-formed
golf team plan for the coming of the Huskies of Washington, first
and toughest opposition of the 1938 season.
But the season opener doesn’t come until a week from today, and
the Webfoots will shoot tomorrow against the frosh to get a taste
of match play competition before
they start defense of their north
west match play championship.
Although this season’s schedule
is as tough as the 1937 circuit was,
the Oregon team hopes to dupli
cate or better last year’s match
play record. Of nine matches, Ore
gon golfers won eight and lost one
to Oregon State, their first match
play defeat in two years.
This year’s schedule to date calls
for nine matches besides the north
east conference championship at
the end of the season in Moscow.
The conference championship—
which Oregon also copped last year
in Seattle—differs from the season
matchse in that all the conference
teams meet on one course, and the
total medal score of each team is
computed, the low team score for
the 36-hole route winning the
One of Oregon’s nine matches
this year calls for a second tilt
with the barnstorming University
of British Columbia team. The Bri
tishers invade Eugene May 9 to
try and avenge her 1937 defeat.
Here is the Webfoot golf sched
ule as laid out, aside from to
mororw’s varsity-frosh match.
April 8, Washington at Eugene.
April 16, open.
April 22, College of Puget Sound
April 23, Washington at Seattle.
April 30, College of Puget Sound
May 6, Washington State at
May 7, Idaho at Moscow.
May 9, British Columbia at Eu
May 14, Oregon State at Eugene.
May 21, Oregon State at Corval
May 28, Northwest conference
championship at Moscow.
John Drives Frosh
In Practice Session
With Coach “Honest” John back
at the helm, the frosh baseball “in
quisition” yesterday began rolling
Warren concentrated most of his
attention to his highly-touted in
field. All prospects for the posi
tions were given a trial at picking
up the hot grounders from his bat
and at hitting his wild pitches.
The infield that received the
most action yesterday was com
posed of Herbert Hamer at first
base, Jack Shimshak at second,
Junction City’s Elmer Mallory at
shortstop, and Jack Yoshitomi at
the hot corner.
Leading the pitchers were Bob
Rieder from Portland, and Pete
Igoe from Eugene high.
To climax the “reign of terror’’
Coach Warren took the mound to
whiff the trembling Ducklings. The
frosh, however, were not bluffed by
the threats and proceeded to send
“pitch’’ Warren to the showers
with a bunch of well-placed hits.
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and FASHION SHOW
By Cl IAS. F. BERG
Fashion shows starts promptly at 10 o’clock
BAT., April 1 $1.00 per couple
Babe Binford and his Orchestra