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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (March 27, 1940)
By GEORGE PASERO, Co-Sports Editor
Oregon Daily Emerald
Comes spring term on the cam
pus, ’comes baseball, and as usual
comes rain. Sometimes, it’s only a
shower. And then again, sometimes
it’s darn near a deluge. At any
rate, sprinkle or cloudburst, it’s
enough to make almost any dia
mond hopeful, trying his level best
to shine, growl sullenly.
Of course, once in a blue moon in
Oregon, there is a deviation in our
little periodical cycle. Remember
last year. Sure you do. That was
the year which saw almost un
interrupted sunshine from the mid
dle of March until almost the end
of the term.
It must have been a spring like
that which prompted this guy Men
delssohn to write his immortal
“Welcome, Sweet Springtime"
(“Melody in F,” if you prefer). A
lovely thought, too, Mr. Mendel
ssohn expressed in music . . . for
doesn’t the average fellow asso
ciate spring with cherry blossoms,
easter bonnets, and gaudy striped
clothes, lovely figures, and yes,
Ah, for Summer!
But what has all this disserta
tion on Mendelssohn and the joys
of springtime to do with the wor
ries of Oregon baseballers? Just
this: It’s a good thing the composer
didn’t visit McArthur court yes
terday for he would have met with
something like “Phooey on this
spring. Give us the good old sum
mertime.” And the speaker prob
ably would have been a baseball
player. Cece Walden, maybe. Or
“Sunshine” Jack Jasper.
Yes, baseball practice was to
have started in earnest yesterday,
but ol' Jupe put the dampers on,
and that was that.
Nevertheless, rain couldn’t stop
spring athletic activity at the
court . . . thanks to the guys who
had the foresight to build the huge
Cece Walden, veteran catcher
who is acting coach of baseball
while Coach Hobby Hobson is at
tending the basketball mentors’
convention and tourneys at Kansas
City worked the varsity men in
doors . . . and a goodly number of
veterans and transfers were on
Attention, of course, was fo
cussed on transfer help needed to
plug the gaps left by graduation of
Busher Smith and Ford Mullen,
first and second sackers; Lefty
Bob Hardy and “Burly” Bob
Creighton, pitchers; and Jimmy
Nicholson, speedy outfielder; and
by the “signing up” of Elmer Mal
lory and Wimpy Quinn, shortstop
and third baseman of last year’s
Outstanding newcomers figured
for spots on the team are Arba
Ager, ex-SONS athlete, who once
short stopped in Portland semipro
circles, and Billy Calvert, another
transfer from Southern Oregon
college of education. Ager may
handle the hot corner, while Cal
vert plays either at second or short.
Calvert, a graduate of Bremerton
high school, is a Medford boy. He
hit .340 in the Southern Oregon
league and .300 in the fast North
west league (Olympia, Bremerton,
etc.), the same organization in
which Ford Mullen starred a few
A Pitcher, Too
Another SOCE athlete on hand is
Virgil Hayne, 180-pound six-foot
pitcher, who may bolster the
Ducks’ rather weak pitching staff.
Other transfers are Lyn Anderson
and Ray Walker, infielders, and
Bud Walker, catcher, all Eastern
Oregon normal boys, and Infielder
Howard Christensen, from Mount
Two welcome additions to Coach
Tex Oliver's football crew showed
up at registration. They are Bill
Raeh, letterman fullback from Se
attle who wasn’t in school last
year, and Frank Boyd, brilliant
halfback from Riverside, Califor
nia. An excellent kicker and pas
ser, Boyd came to school with
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Foster and Watts
In State Title Meet
Ray Foster and Stan Watts,
members of the University of Ore
gon varsity and frosh wrestling
teams respectively, have been list
ed as late entries in the Oregon
AAU wrestling championships to j
be held under the auspices of the
Multnomah club in Portland*
Foster, a veteran wrestler and
letter winner who completes his
second year of intercollegiate
eligibility, is one of the topnotch
men in the northwest. The husky
matman boasts a record which
shows his shoulders have never
been pressed to the mat.
Stan Watts, frosh bone-twister
who was undefeated in his matches
this seasqn, is representing the
University in the 158-pound class.
Foster is in the 174-pound divi
The contests will be held tonight
and tomorrow7 night at the club
Begin Drive for
Hughes to Help
Defend Duck Title
University of Oregon’s varsity
and frosh golfers move into quali
fying rounds this week to secure
ranking positions on the two
At a recent golf meeting called
by Coach and Captain Doc Near
only three of last year’s returning
lettermen were accounted for. The
varsity golfers won the northern
division championship last year in
The varsity play their qualify
ing rounds, 72 holes, at the Eu
gene Country club, and the frosh
play 72 holes at Laurelwood.
The three returning lettermen
are Rich Werschkul, Doc Near, and
Benny Hughes. Hughes was medal
ist in the Northwest championship
last year. Shelby Golden may be
back to play again this year. Fred
Davis and Cliff Smith are the other
two lettermen of last year not in
Chet Keller, a reserve of last
year; Bob Engelke, Don Cawley,
and Bob Wintermute have signified
their intention of qualifying.
For the frosh, Neil Huckleberry,
Dick Hanen, Bob Duden and Tom
Howell signed to compete at the
qualifying rounds to be played by
March 31, but the weather might
necessitate extending the time.
Pete Mitchell is senior manager
for the golf team. Pete Lamb is
junior manager and Tom Howell
sophomore manager. The first
match for the varsity is to be in
Seattle with the University of
Washington Huskies on April 6.
Varsity and freshman tennis
players discussed plans for the com
ing season yesterday with their
new coach, Russ Cutler. Practice
has been delayed to a certain ex
tent due to bad weather conditions,
but Coach Cutler has arranged to
have the basketball courts reserved
until the weather clears up.
Schedule for the varsity is:
April 15—Linfield at Eugene.
April 19—Leader Racket com
pany at Eugene.
April 25—WSC at Eugene.
April 27—Idaho at Eugene.
May 4—OSC at Eugene.
May 6—San Jose State at Eu
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Beta, ATO, Phi Delt
Top Donut Standings
Once again it's Beta Theta Pi, Alpha Tau Omega, and Phi Delta
Theta on top of the intramural point standings. Last year the Betas
narowly copped first place honors with 900 points to 898 for the
ATOs. The Phi Delt teams came in third with 777.
I This year the Betas have won only one sport ping pong but have
fielded consistently strong teams. ATO splashed through to win swim
ming while the Phi Delts annexed wrestling and “B” basketball.
Point standings to date:
1. Beta Theta Pi .
2. Phi Delta Theta ....
3. Alpha Tau Omega
4. Theta Chi .
May 8—Linfield college at Mc
May 11—Washington at Seattle.
May 18—OSC at Corvallis.
May 25—Northwest champion
ships at Moscow.
Players turning out for the var
sity net squad were Don Gal
breaith, Larry Key, Paul Linesay,
Don McEachern, Dick Phillippi,
Don Trask, Dick Williams, Erwin
Lesser, William Browne, Leonard
Clark, Bill Moxley, and Maurice
Freshman tennis aspirants are
William Heath, Norman Hill, Don
Lewis, Lloyd Manning, Terry Mul
lin, Mar Sullivan, Clifton Wilcox,
Dan Doone, Jonathan Kahananui,
Willia mTugman, and Jeff Kitchen.
5. Kappa Sigma . 583
6. Sigma Alpha Epsilon .... 545
7. Phi Sigma Kappa . 503
8. Sigma Chi . 499
9. Sigma Nu . 465
10. Sigma Phi Epsilon . 458
11. Phi Gamma Delta . 455
12. Zeta hall . 448
13. Chi Psi . 433
14. Phi Kappa Psi . 427
15. Delta Tau Delta . 418
16. Yeomen . 413
17. Pi Kappa Alpha .. 407
18. Canard club . 383
19. Alpha hall . 379
20. Delta Upsilon . 377
21. Gamma hall . 376
22. Sigma hall . 359
23. Campbell co-op . 318
24. Sigma Alpha Mu . 318
25. Omegg hall . 277
26. Sherry Ross hall . 277
27. Kirkwood co-op . 236
28. Super Chargers . 127
29. Scotch Terriers . 124
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