Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 29, 1940, Page Five, Image 5

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    Oregon Swim Trio Competes Today
Yale University
Scene of NCAA
Jack Dallas, Sherm
Wetmore, Jerry
Macdonald Paddle
This is an important day in the
lives of three University of Oregon
swimmers in far away New Ha
ven, Connecticut. They’re swimming
in the Yale university pool in quest
of honors for themselves and Ore
gon in the annual National Col
legiate swim championships.
Jack Dallas, Sherm Wetmore,
and Jerry Macdonald are the three
Webfoots—a trio of the north
west's speediest mermen. Sent hack
east through generous contribu
tions of Oregon fans as a result
of a “March of Dimes” movement,
the Ducks are expected to make
a credible showing.
Hold Many Records
Dallas is holder of pool, dual
meet, northern division, and coast
conference marks in the Ijreast
stroke, while Wetmore holds a
flock of the same titles in his own
specialty, the backstroke. Jerry
Macdonald is the squad’s free style
artist and like Dallas and Wet
more is undefeated in college com
The trio holds a coast mark in
the medley relay, set this winter,
and will attempt to garner points]
in the national meet in that event. ]
With Oregon entries in three in
dividual events in addition to the
relay race, Coach Russ Cutler (
(who couldn’t make the trip) be-;
lieves the boys stand a good chance
to earn the school some points.
Coast marks held by Wetmore and
Dallas in the backstroke and breast
stroke, respectively, are within
striking distance of outstanding
times turned in by eastern swim
First Since ’36
Dallas and Wetmore are juniors
in competition, and teamed with
Sophomore Macdonald, they form
the first University of Oregon
swim group to enter the national
championships since back in 1936
W'hen Jim Reed and Chuck Hurd
went back and won all-American
Coach Rus calls Dallas and Wet
more “my all-Americans” and de
clares they belong just as much in
that category as do the official j
Cutler wants to thank students,
faculty, townspeople, alumni, and
all persons who contributed to the
“March of Dimes” movement on ]
behalf of himself and Swimmers:
Jack Dallas, Sherm Wetmore, and
Jerry Macdonald for their speedy
and enthusiastic cooperation in
making the eastern journey pos
Coed Chatter
From Portland comes a well
founded rumor that Nancy Merki,
world record holder in swimming,
intends to enter University of Ore
gon in a couple of years. She prob
ably will chalk up some swimming
history for Oregon that will be a
permanent contribution to the rec
ord books. While on the swimming
subject, it might be added that
the Oregon mermen intend to prove
that the state of Oregon has some
masculine aquatic stars as well.
They break their first national
water at New Haven, Connecticut,
today. They are a cinch to make
some impression.
According to the publicity com
mittee for the Amphibian Water
Carnival this year, the Oregon var
sity swimming triumvirate of Jer
ry Macdonald, Sherman Wetmore,
and Jack Dallas will make its first
return appearance as stars in the
water show April 15, 16, and 17.
Next week starts the spring in
tra-house sports competition. Ori
des will be up at bat defending its
softball title which has been only
slightly threatened by Kappa in the
past. Golf and tennis will see some
smart playing and tight competi
tion with many new candidates in
the lime-light. Majeane Glover,
Anabel Hibbitt, Hope Dondero,
Mary Thatcher, and Mary Swear
ingen will be the major contest
ants for the new golf cup. Barbara
Bamford, Phyllis Sanders, Betty
Lou Kurtz, Florence Kinney, Rob
in Nelson and Beverly Steele, will >,
feud for the tennis laurels.
Bill Hayward
Relays Billed
For April 12
Record Entry List
Expected in Three
Meet Divisions
Hayward field will be the scene
of the fourth annual Hayward In
vitational relays Friday, April 12,
with more than 20 Oregon high
schools competing in three differ
ent divisions.
The track carnival this year is
divided into three classes, accord
ing to size and strength of the
schools as determined by a meet
ing of the local high school
coaches and Bill Hayward. Med
ford high, the defending champi
on, leads the Class A division.
Medford has won for the past
two years, while Chemawa won the
first invitational in 1937.
Others in the A class are Mil
waukie, Eugene, Albany, Salem,
Chemawa, Beaverton ,and Bend. In
Class B are Marshfield, Roseburg,
Cottage Grove, Springfield, Mc
Minnville, and University high.
Class C has Coquille, Jacksonville,
Junction City, Mohawk, Sweet
Home, Vernonia, and Molalla high
Trophies and Ribbons
Each team is allowed to enter
four men in each field event, and
the total of the best efforts of all
four men will be added to the total
Transfers Bolster
Oregon Grid Squad
The University of Oregon’s football hopes for the 1940 season have
been considerably bolstered by the addition of eight new transfers who
checked in with spring term registration.
Mike Mikulak’s backfield claimed most of the transfers, taking four
out of seven. Curly Mecham, halfback from Bakersfield jaysee; Larry
Monroy, another half from Santa Anna; and a third halfback, Tom
Roblin, from Modesto, were/ all
added to the Webfoot roster. The
fourth back was Bob Taylor, a full
back and teammate of Larry Mon
roy at Santa Anna jaysee.
Three Linemen
The three remaining transfers
are all linemen and come under the
tutelage of Vaughn Corley, head
line coach. Vaughn’s newest crush
ers are Hersch Patton, from Pasa
dena jaysee via Texas; Morris
(Stoney) Jackson, another Pasa
dena player also via Texas; and
Roger Johnson, ex-San Bernardino
grid star.
Frank Boyd and Val Culwell,
two of last year’s gridders, also
waited till spring term to officially
enroll again in the University.
Big Jim Stuart, last year’s all
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last year’s team have shown con
sistently good in this spring’s prac
tice session and are apparently per
manent members of the 1940 first
point score. A contestant may en
ter one track event, but two field
B class competitors may enter
the A class also, and the Class C
trackmen may go into the B class
to help their team score more
points. But no team may go into
a lower class to compete.
A three-year perpetual trophy
will be awarded the winner in each
class. Individual ribbons will go to
winners in each event.
Order of events are the 440 re
lay, the spring relay, the distance
medley, and the field events, start
ing with the high jump.
Rifle Team Divides
Matches With UCLA
Oregon's rifle team won first
place for the highest individual
score in the Ninth Corps area divi
sion of the William Randolph
Hearst national rifle competition,
and second place in the five man
team event, it was announced yes
terday by the military department.
Oregon was barely nosed out of
a first in the team competition by
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