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By GEORGE PASERO
Gridiron toll—.John Berry, Bill
Regner, Jim Harris, Hugh Irwin,
|loy Dyer, Harold Johnson, Bill
Ilawke, Jim Cadenasso, Doug Ca
*en. There you have an “Incom
plete” list of Tex Oliver’s spring
football casualties to date, with
several week of intense practice
' A goodly share of the hospital
list is right now under care of Bob
J'john Day” Officer, the popular
Webfoot trainer, who is doing
(double duties these days since
[Colonel Bill Hayward has been
forced by ill health to give up his
[training room job. Smiling Tex
has considered dispensing with
gpring drill until his cripples can
recover, but he’s knocking along
.with the remaining nucleus of a
tince 100 per cent neaitny squau.
’ Strange to say, with all these
fcripples to weep crocodile tears
over, Tex and his coaching cohorts,
|Line Coach Vaughn Corley and
Backfield Coach Mike Mikulak, are
jn an optimistic mood over results
pf this spring’s intensive drill. Tex
has ignited a “we're going to beat
Southern Cal" idea in the Oregon
grid camp and, like the proverbial
yaccination, it’s beginning to take.
Reason for the football opti
mism is the performance of some
new men and several Ducklings of
last fall. Jim Harris and Hymic
Harris have been scintillating at
the end posts. Until his recent in
jury, Freshman Doug Caven in the
backfield was catching the eye of
the Oregon coaching staff. Other
backs drawing comment have been
John Barry, Don Mabee, Harold
Johnson, Len Isbcrg, Frank Em
mons (who ran a 5.7 second 50
yard dash in football togs several
weeks ago) ami others.
Vaughn Corley, Oregon's new
line coach, inherited the same
problem his predecessor Big Bill
Cole faced when he came to Eu
gene just a year ago to serve un
der Tex Oliver. Ycssir, the school
still needs some behemoth tackles
who can toss ’em around in Del
Bjork fashion. The former Mexico
state line mentor is pleased,
however, with the work of a cou
ple of his proteges, Jim Stuart and
Oregon’s much - written - about
Phi Bet exponent of the “Oliver
Twist" is openly asking Eugene’s
football public to turn out and
watch his Webfeots in action so
maybe there’s something after all
to this cry that Tex's Duck lim
ited No. 2 of 1939 is “going plac
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What moiT could h«; have done?
Jerry McDonald, the speedy Kappa
Sit; freshman swimmer, set four
intramural records during the sea
son just finished, and that's the
maximum unless lie could have set
11 four-man relay mark atanc.
During the season which closed
yesterday, he set marks in the 40
yard free style (bettering the coast
mark), 40-yard back stroke, 60
yard individual medley, and 40
yard breast stroke.
Here’s a list of Swimmer Jerry's
records for the season:
40-yd. free style 18.4 seconds.
Formerly held by Lloyd Magill at
40-yd. backstroke 23.2 seconds.
Formerly held by Lloyd Magill at
60-yd. individual medley 35.1.
Formerly held by Freeman Sinclair
at 39 flat.
40-yd. breast stroke 25.1. For
merly held by Robert Dean at 20
Incidentally, Jerry MacDonald's
team, the Kappa Slgs, took ad
vantage of his super splashing to
Annex the donut championship, in
eligibility cut him off this year's
frosh squad, but he's expected to
give the varsity a boost next
There is a good reason wh\ t ni
verslty of Idaho's lighting has
lieteers failed to win more than
one game out of Hi starts in north
ern division play and it's more than
1 he matter of luck. You see, For
rest Twogood's down-trodden lads
lud a free throw tossing record
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Kappa Sigs Annex Intramural Swimming Honors
Sigma Chi Team
Beaten, 27 to 22
In Final Match
Aids Victors With
By PAUL Me€ARTY
Winner and new holder of Uni
versity of Oregon’s intramural
swimming championship is Kappa
Sigma, victorious yesterday in the I
swimming finals over Sigma Chi
by a 27 to 22 score.
Led by Jerry MacDonald, one of
the University’s top swimmers,
Kappa Sigma, trailing 4 to 5 afte
placing second and third in the
opening 40-yard free style event,
won the following backstroke
event and took a lead that was
never relinquished, although tied
at 17-all after Sigma Chi won the
With a swim in the 40-yard
breast stroke of 25.4 seconds to
better the former record of 26 sec
onds, Jerry MacDonald established
a new all-time intramural feat by
smashing four records this year in
intramural swimming. MacDonald
holds new records in the 40-yard
free style, in which he broke the
coast record, 40-yard backstroke
anil breast stroke, and GO-yard in
Although the definite winner of
the intramural title was not de
cided until the last event was fin
ished, a Kappa Sig victory loomed
inevitable after the second event,
the backstroke, which the new '
champions won in an upset, as
MacDonald had not yet paddled in
any race. Almost assured of two
MacDonald victories for Kappa
Sig, the "mill race” boys went on
to win the title and four out of
the six events.
Swimming for Kappa Sigma
were Jerry MacDonald, Johnny
Lansing, Howard Jenks, and Ken
Sigma Chi’s runner-up squad in
cluded Winston Bradshaw, who
beat Lansing in the 40-yard free
style in the last 10 feet of the race,
lamer Hanson, and Art Hannifin.
Results of yesterday’s champion
ship meet were as follows:
Kappa Sigma 27, Sigma Chi 22.
40-yard free style Bradshaw
(Sigma Chi) first; Lansing and
Jenks (Kappa Sig) second and
40-yard backstroke Lansing
(Kappa Sigi first; Bradshaw ( Sig
ma Chi) second; Stevenson (Kappa
40-yard breast stroke Mac
Donald (Kappa Sig) first; Hanson
and Hannifin (Sigma Chi) second
120-yard medley Won by Sigma
Chi (Hanson, Hannifin, and I
GO-yard individual medley Mac
Donald (Kappa Sig) first; Hanni
fin ( Sigma Chi) second.
120-yard free style relay Won
by Kappa Sigma (MacDonald,
Jenks, and Lansing).
University of Oregon's track
budget didn’t include sending
Colonel Bill Hayward's team to
the University of Washington in
door relays in Seattle Saturday,
but that failed to check his No. 2
pole vaulter Rodney Hansen.
The uark-skinned Wchfoot fi
nanced himself, the only Oregon
athlete to make the trip, and had
o track meet of his own in Seattle.
Rod won the event with a leap of
IS feet 6 inches, and in doing so
lied the pavilion record set by Ed
numds of Stanford in 1929. Colo
nel Bill’s No. 2 pole vaulter has
been consistently hitting around
the 13-foot 6-inch mark this season
and has been pressing Oregon’<
No. 1. George Varoff.
that would shame e\eti a high
Contrast the nightly practice
ree< ids of Coach Hobson s champs
throughout the winter which al
ways read approximately 10 out of
00 per man, with Idaho's .066 for
the season. The Vandals were giv
en 219 gift chances and made good
only 111 while missing lots. They
lost one game in Seattle to Wash
ington. 32 to 2k. for instance, by 1
missing exactly 12 out of I t tries
A record of 75 per cent is con- j
sidcred plenty for the average j
hoopmen. but Coach Hobby had his
world champs consistently bettef- .
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Warner at San Jose
Glen S. (Fop) Warner, one-time coach at Stanford, Temple, Pittsburgh, and Carlisle, is giving grid
iron hints at San Jose State.
Duck Trackmen Show
Talent in Time Trials
By DOfJG PARKER
Individual stars on Colonel Bill Hayward's small cinder team came
through with flying colors in the first big intersquad try-outs held
on Hayward field Saturday.
Winners of places in the trials will form the nucleus of relay teams
which will compete with Oregon State college in the coming relays to
be held in Corvallis this Saturday.
Oustanding performances were turned in by Kirman Storli, Duck
Sherry Ross, Sigma
Dropped m Dorm
Dorm Softball League
Zeta.I 0 1.000
Gamma 3 1 .750
Omega .3 1 .750
Alpha 1 3 .250
Sherry Rosa.1 3 .250
Sigma . 0 4 .000
Sherry Ross vs. Sigma.
Gamma vs. Omega.
Zeta vs. Alpha.
Gamma hall overpowered Sigma
hall last Saturday in a batters’
heaven, 15 to 0.
There was no inning in which
one team did not score, but the
heaviest scoring came in the fourth
when Gamma’s hard-hitting team
succeeded in filling the bases on
three consecutive hits, and Bib
Wilson, short field, drove a home
run over the left fielder’s head-,
Chung-Hoon led' the batting for
Gamma with two hits for three
times at bat, while Itaffetto led
the Sigma hall getting two hits in
two times at the plate.
Runs 004 110 3
Hits 203 1 to 3
Runs 121 till
Hits 130 (ill *
Batteries: Moshofsky and Loof
fler for Gamma and Ray and Rich
ardson for Sigma.
AWU I, SMUTiy •
Zeta succeeded in defeating the
surprisingly powerful team of
Sherry Ross last Saturday by a
score of 7 to 1.
In the first inning Sherry Ross
scored four runs off four hits to
gain an early lead, but in the sec
ond part of the same inning Zeta
succeeded in duplicating the score.
There was no scoring in the next
inning, but in the last part of the
third, Zeta drove in three runs off
four hits to gain tlie lead. From
tln'ii on there was no further scor
Credit goes to Pitcher Joe Amu- I
to, who last week pitched a shut
out game against Omega and in
this game succeeded m striking out .
The leading bitters for Zeta were
l.andeen and Stanton, each getting
two hits for three times at bit.
Runs 100 000 0 l
Hits 400 010 0 -5
Runs -UKt 000 ■ 71
Hits 304 100 8
Batteries Amato and Dalrym
ple for Zeta, and Mnnatowa aud
Ptypoa top uni, iwit.
middle distance man, who cap
tured firsts in the 440 and S80, and
Boyd Brown, veteran javelin hind
er, who uncorked a 209 foot 5 inch
And in Seattle, Hod Hansen, un
attached pole vaulter who is Hay
ward's number two pole vaulter,
did his best to .make the spring;
showing; impressive by winning
first place in the speet sponsored
by the University of Washington.
Hansen reached 13 feef, 6 inches.
Storli clipped off the 440 in 51.9
seconds and followed shortly after
ward with a 1:59.4 in the 880.
Brown's toss was the best he ntis
ever done. In the FCAA at Berke
ly last spring, he got off a throw
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Hendricks, Tri Delts
Win Softball Games
ADPis Lose to Hall
By 7-5 Count; Other
Battle Is 12 to 4
1-1 endricks hall defeated the
ADPis, 7 to 5, yesterday in a close
hurling duel whil Tri Delt licked
the very shorts off Sigma Kappa,
12 to 4, in the other coed softball
Barbara Williams, tossing for
Hendricks showed some improve
ment over her last game. She
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On Home Courts
The Oregon varsity tennis team
opens its season of competition
this afternoon at 3 o’clock against
the Leader Tennis shop of Port
land. The matches will be played
on the University courts.
Coach Paul Washke stated yes
terday that although he didn't
know who would represent the
Leader squad, they always brought
good men with them. The Webfoot
squad will find tough going
against the Portland experts, he
said. Mr. Washke just recently re
turned from San Francisco, where
he attended a physical education
The Oregon men who will form
the opposition to the Leader at
tack will be Les Werschkul, Leon
ard Clark, Dick Phillippi, Rex Ap
ple g a t e , and Dick Williams.
Werschkul, Clark, Phillippi, and
Applegate will play in the two
doubles matches. Five singles
matches will be played.
The greatest progress in the bat
tle for top positions on the varsity
ladder has been made by Dick
Williams. Williams started from
tenth position and by last Friday
was up to seventh. Saturday he
challenged John Sherman for fifth
position and won, 6-4 and 6-2.
Coach Washke drilled his dou
bles teams Werschkul and Clark
and Applegate and Phillippi—on
net play and smashes.
Bad news came to both the frosh
8nd varsity netsters yesterday
when ineligibility dropped Don Mc
Eachern and Bob Potwin from the
Freshman Baseball Club
Swamps Eugene, 29 to 8
Tho Oregon frosh oaseball club made it two straight over the
Kugeno high Axemen Saturday afternoon defeating them decisively,
29 to S, on Howe field.
Paced by Dick Whitman, hard-hitting outfielder, who clouted two
home runs, a triple, and two singles, the frosh had little difficulty
m disposing of the Axemen.
Hill Musselmann, strong armed hurler from Great Falls, Montana,
was noi [Hessen in me least io
ehnlk up his initial victory. Four
Eugene pitchers were thrown into
the contest in a vain effort to stop
John Warren's heavy hitting crew.
Ten Errors Help
Ten Eugene errors contributed to
their downfall while the Ducklings
were also connecting solidly for 19
Twelve Ducklings came up to
bat m the first inning in which
nine runs were scored. The big
lead built up by the fresh proved
too much for the Axemen to over
come and seemed to dishearten
Twenty-nine runs in one game
constitutes some kind of high scor
ing record in flush baseball. This
has been the largest score a fresh
man team has scored in many a
A lull slate awaits John War- !
ten's Ducklings this weekend. Kn !
day they will travel to I'ortland in j
an attempt to avenge their 7 to o
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high school. On the following day
the frosh will meet the state peni
tentiary Greys at Salem.
Score: R H E
Eugene 200 000 000 — 8 10 10
Frosh 921 039 23 29 19 3
Hathaway, Jones, Elliott. Walk
er and Fabion, Robertson: Mussel
mann, and Adrian, Zannos.
Water Polo Teams
Open Season Today
All intramural water polo match
es scheduled for Monday. April 10,
will be held today, with the first
match starting at 4 p.m.
Four games will be played today
and will be run off in the follow
ing order: |
I’hi Delta Theta vs. Phi Kappa 1
Psi, Delta Tau Delta vs. Zeta hall.
Alpha Tau Omega vs. Gamma hall.
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Don Mabee Flashes
For Scores in
Another p o t e n t i al backfield
starter for 1939 stepped out of
Coach Tex Oliver’s reserve lists
during Saturday’s scrimmage—the
fourth of the current spring foot- (
His name is Don Mabee, and he i
gave a sprinkling of fans a dem-1
onstration of how a star halfback
should perform. Shifted to a back-1
field post only this spring, the
swivel-hipped, fleet - footed Mc
Minnville boy galloped to two
touchdowns and set up one more
as his side, the “Greens,” downed
the “Whites” by a 26 to 7 score, j
Mabee Shows Well
Last year Mabee’s shifty play at
end in the final games of the sea-1
son caused Oliver to wonder if Ma
bee’s natural position wasn’t at
halfback, a post where he had
played in high school. Oliver took
a chance, shifted Mabee to right j
half, and now the Duck mentor
finds himself with three good right
halves. Veteran Bob Smith and
chunky Johnny Berry are the oth
Saturday, Coach Oliver gave his j
regulars a vacation, and only
scrimmaged his reserves. Out
standing performances were turned
in by Jim Harris and Dick Horn,
transfer ends; Chet Haliski, full
back; Willie Reynolds, end; A1
Samuelson, center; and Steve An
W'hites Score First
The “Whites” scored first when
Ron Alpaugh dashed over from
the 10-yard line. Anderson kicked
the extra point.
A few minutes later A1 Samuel
son intercepted a pass and scam
pered over 50 yards for the first
“Green” touchdown. Frank Boyd
kicked the extra point.
Right there Mabee took com
mand, dashed to one score, and in
tercepted a pass and galloped to
still a second, after Chet Haliski
had also counted one on a four
yard buck through the line.
Saturday's scrimmage proved
costly, however, as both Frank
Boyd and Jifn Harris received an
Initial Coed Tennis
Play is Scheduled
To End First Round
By Friday Night
First matches in coed interhouse
singles must be played by Friday
night, April 14, according to Bev
erly Steel. WAA tennis manager. 1
The following girls should get in
touch with their opponents and j
schedule their game for sometime
before Friday dinner.
Helen Howard vs. Louise Hodge,
Eleanor Sederstrom vs. Anna Wa
ha, Amie Thyng vs. Betty Cleator,
and Robin Nelson vs. Caroline
After a match the scores should
be phoned to Margaret Van Ma
tre at 1307. So that the tourna
ment will not drag along and then
be interrupted by final exams, Bev
erly asked that all the games be
played Within the scheduled time
or be defaulted.
Special courts have been dele
gated to the PE department for
the coed intramural play; so if
reservations will be made for these
courts only, the entire tennis set
up will move more swiftly and
Three extra days have been
granted the secondary bracket in
the interhouse singles. Scores for
the following games are not due
until Monday night. April 17.
Florence Kinney vs. Phyllis
Sanders, Pat Wethered vs. Peggy
Snow, Doris De Young vs. Betty
Plankinton. Mary Moore vs. Har
riet Scott, Pat Lynch vs. I. Berg,
Mary Louise Shephard vs. Margery
Erstad, Angie Adlesich vs. Betty
Murray. Marge Churchill vs. Vera*
jean Kolstad, Jean Foster vs. Gen
evieve Treadgold, Marjorie Islcr
vs. Harriet Sarazin. Ann McCrea
vs. Janet Morris, Ruth Ketchum
vs. Eleanor Nelson, and Beverly
Steel vs. Barbara Neu.
hour seeded players from last
year’s crop of bests will see action
again in this year’s tournament,
both interhouse and all campus.
Will some freshman oi iuexpcri-I
Varsity Tossers Lick
Pilots, ONS on Road
Ford Mullen Becomes Coach While
Hobby Hobson Goes on Speaking Tour;
Webfoot Club Hits Ball Hard
BY GEORGE PASERO
Oregon’s varsity tossers came back to the home diamond yester
day after winning from Oregon normal and Portland university in a
two-game road trip up the Willamette valley to Portland, but some
where en route they iost Headman Howard Hobson. Not permanently,
however, just for a few days.
The Webfoot skipper piloted his boys through their two contests,
and then bid goodbye to them with words that may have sounded like
this: "Really, fellows, I'm not your coach, I'm just a public speaker.
Have a good season, boys.
Many Speeches I
Since his Webfoot basketball
players captured the national title,
Coach Hobson has found his lot as \
nation’s No. 1 coach no easy one.'
It’s been a continual round of
speeches and dinners. But in the
next few day's business comes
first, then a few more speeches.
Three days of “sitting in on” the
northern division conference at
Portland, an appearance at Asto-1
ria, a few more banquets in Port
land, and then Coach Hobson can
come back to Eugene Thursday in
time to direct his baseballers
against Oregon normal Thursday
and Willamette university Friday
Saturday, the Ducks will play a
double-header with the Bearcats.
All games will be on Howe field.
But in the meantime, Oregon’s
Ducks have some intensive “work
ing out” to do, so Coach Hobson
appointed Captain Ford Mullen,
stellar second baseman, as' acting
chief of staff.
Quiet, soft-spoken Ford wasted
no time in his first night at the
helm of the Ducks. A long batting
practice, followed by a few inn
ings with the frosh kept the Web
foot throwers and stickers hopping,
and it kept Captain Ford hopping
too. For he was playing a lot of
ball while discharging his “mana
Score of the Oregon normal
game was 10 to 8, and final count
on the Portland game was 11 to 1.
In the Oregon normal contest,
Curly A1 Linn, big righthander,
was tagged for eight hits and sev
en runs in the first inning, but
weathered the storm and pitched
four-hit ball the rest of the way.
A two-run rally in the ninth frame
won for the Ducks.
Burly Bob Pitcher
Coach Hobson started his ace,
“Husky Bob” Creighton against
the Pilots and the big boy had a
picnic out on the mound. He al
lowed only one Portland runner to
shadows to dump one or all of
these aces—Doris De Young, Bev
erly Steel, Betty Lou Kurtz, or
All campus singles, for the
skilled racketeers, and interhouse
doubles are being arranged, Bev
erly said, and games will be an
nounced this week.
Auto Wreck Kills
A 200-foot plunge over an em
bankment near Grangeville, Idaho,
brought death to Brenden Barrett,
Idaho’s varsity basketball center
for two years, Easter evening as
he was on his trip back to Moscow
to resume study after the spring
Barrett's home was in Gary, In
diana. Two other students riding
with him escaped with only minor
Barrett, a senior at the Univer
sity of Idaho, became known
throughout the coast as one of
Idaho’s main cogs in their gallant
fighting basketball team of last
cross the plate in his seven innings.
All told, the Pilots tagged Creigh
ton and Igoe, who chucked the
final two frames, for only four hits.
Cece Walden and Wimpy Quinn,
with three hits apiece, were the
hitting stars of the normal game.
Jim Nicholson, Bush Smith, and
“Flivver” Mullen each got two
Smith, whose hitting has feat
ured the Duck pre-conference
games’, collected three doubles in
the Portland tilt.
Bob Hardy, strong-armed veter
an, whose 1939 debut on the dia
mond was delayed by the basket
ball campaigns, has been drilling
hard the past week and one-half,
and will see action before the week
Injury to Catcher Dwight
Moore’s knee forced' Cece Walden
to catch both road-trip contests.
Moore, after three days of rest, is
ready to take his place behind the
bat once again.
Cheering note of the road trip
was the powerful hitting of J. Wel
lington (Wimpy) Quinn, tall third
baseman. Quinn seems to have
found himself, and if he continues
to smack the apple, northern divi
sion pitchers will do plenty of
ducking, or else . . .
Order of the O meeting at Sig
ma Nil Wednesday noon. Election
of officers. Very important.
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