Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 03, 1940, Page Five, Image 5

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    Webfoot Nine Makes Debut Today
Hobby’s Proteges
To Meet Linfield
Pete Igoe Draws Hurling Assignment;
Cece Walden, Dick Whitman, Bill Carney,
Bill White Will Start
Coach Hobby Hobson will have a better idea as to the potentialities
of his 1940 baseball team after today’s trial run against Linfield's nine
on Howe field. Game time is 3:30.
Hobson's only surety is his choice in the pitching, catching, and out
field position and that no player is likely to see more than three innings'
action. The Oregon headman plans to use Pete Igoe on the mound for
the first few innings. Cece Walden
will start behind the bat.
The outfield appears set with
Dick Whitman, Bill Carney, and
Bill White listed as starting fly
chasers. Both Whitman and Carney
were hitting well in practice ses
sion yesterday.
Infield Uncertain
There have been only two infield
practices which leaves the starting
- assignments uncertain. Either
• Lloyd Beggs or Herb Hamer wiil
open at first. At second base Hob
son will probably start Tommy
Cox or Jack Shrmshack. Bill Cal
: vert or Tini Smith will probably
- gain the starting nod at shortstop.
Arba Ager or Jack Yoshitomi may
open at third base.
A1 Linn, Jack Jasper, Bob Reid
er, and Virg Ha.yne may take their
turns on the mound. Jim Rathbun
and Maury Kelly may catch and
Burke Austin will see duty in the
Freshmen in Lineup
Coach Henry Lever of Linfield’s
Wildcats claims that his lineup will
be one studded with freshmen—
three of them from Roosevelt high
school in Portland. Warren Bolin
will handle first base, Len Monroe,
shortstop, and Bob Monroe will
play in the outfield.
Norman Brostrum will probably
handle the second base duties. Paul
Crapo will tour the outfield.
Gene Duncan’s name will be in
the batting order as catcher. Lev
er’s pitching choice will be drawn
from Don Hoyt, Mel Howie, and
Jim Partlow.
Hobson will send his team
through its second trial heat
against Portland university here
YM Group to Finish
Plans of Kirby Page
Peace Conference
Last-minute plans for the Kirby
Page peace conference and the
Portland Hi Y conference will be
developed by the student executive
council of the YMCA tonight at 9
o’clock in the YM hut. The Kirby
Page peace conference will be held
Friday and Saturday and the Port
land Hi Y group will convene Sat
urday and Sunday.
Local plans for the stated YM
and YWCA training conference
which will be held the weekend of
April 26 will also be presented be
fore the group.
Frosh Runners
Churn Cinders
Johns Leads Team
In Sprint-Laps
And Exercises
Who says the frosh trackmen
lack competition? Slender Ned
Johns, the yearling’s coach, proved
his fitness for the post by setting
the pace as the team took its open
! ing workout yesterday.
Johns put his charges through a
light calesthentics drill and then
led the runners in a mile of sprint
laps. A “sprint lap” is once around
the quarter-mile track, sprinting
the straightaways and walking the
| curves.
Stating that he would “take any
one that knows what a pole looks
like,” Coach Johns wants field
I men, pole vaulters in particular,
to turn out at once.
Good Sprinters
Among the sprinters signed up,
i George Prince, Russ Soper and
Ross Gearhart claim marks of bet
ter than :10.4 in the 100-yard dash ;
while Soper has made :22.8 in
the 220.
Three-quarter m i 1 e r s — Ross
Gearhart, Bob Rudolph, and Bob
McKinney—have bettered 52 sec- j
onds in their event. Rudolph also
signed for a 23-second 220. Ralph
Furman and Russ Soper are the
only hurdlers on the list. The mile
also has only two aspirants, Tony
Nickachos and Bernard Engel.
Half-milers include Archie Cart
mel with a record of 2:04 and Bob
McKinney, the Idaho prep record
holder at two minutes flat.
Six-Two High Jump
Prospective javelin - slingers in
clude Ted Houck, “Scotty” Wilson
J i
and M. Wilson. Ross Gearhart has
signed up for the broad jump.
Bill Beifuss from South Pasa-!
dena is the lone high jumper. He :
holds his school record of six feet1
two inches.
In the discus throw, “Scotty” j
Wilson gave 128 feet as his best1
mark, followed by John Powers
! with a throw of 124 feet. Shot
putteis include Wilson with a mark
of 48 feet, F. Foster and John Pow
ers claiming 50-foot heaves, and
' Chuck Elliott, state prep record
i holder at 54 feet 2 inches.
Ranked High in Nation
• - ORANGEMEN—Syracuse eager*. left to right, Krtisr.ew^ki, Thorne,
L Gerber. McMUlen and HarUuke, winging many games ineast._
Played for Oregon
Bill Sayles, pitcher with Boston Red Sox in spring training, played
under YVebfoot colors as he is pictured before turning pro. He played
with Little Rock, Arkansas before going up to the majors l>ehind the
power of his burning fast ball and a wide breaking curve.
Baseball Crew Gets
Infielder Arba Ager
From Semi-Pro Lots
Ager . . . Arba Ager, third base.
This stentorian announcement from the loudspeaker (that is, if ath
letic officials install a public address system for these pre-season
games) at Howe field today will serve to introduce a veteran diamond
campaigner who may be a big factor in the showing of Coach Hobby
Hobson’s baseball crew this spring.
Of course, a loudspeaker may not be provided for today’s baseball
opener with Linfield college, and
in that case, Webfoot fans who
come out to the game will turn
their eyes toward the “hot corner”
for their first glimpse of this slen
der, curly-haired newcomer to the
Duck camp.
Busher Experience
A personable fellow with peda
gogical leanings, Ager comes to
Oregon with quite a semi-pro repu
tation. No youngster as college stu
dents go, he has been playing bush
ball for six years.
Ager completed his high school
eligibility at Franklin of Portland
in the spring of 1934; then blos
somed forth in a Plop Gold (semi
pro) uniform that summer. Later,
he transferred to the Consolidated
Freight team where he was a team
mate of Don McFadden, ex-Oregon )
star, in 1935. In the fall of that
year, he entered Southern Oregon
normal and starred in football and i
basketball for two years. SONS
has no baseball team, so his activ
ities in that line were curtailed.
By this time, however, he was
well established in southern Oregon
and had no trouble gaining a regu
lar berth on the Ashland club of
the Southern Oregon league. The
battery for the Ashland team at
this time was Bob Hardy, pitcher,
and Cliff McLean, catcher. Both of
these boys were stars at Oregon.
Hardy is now with Beaumont of
the Texas league.
Above .300 Mark
Ager played tw/ seasons with
Ashland, 1936 and 1937. The next
two summers he spent with the
Medford club of the same league,
playing third base and shortstop.
His batting average at Medford
was well above the .300 mark.
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Ducks Frolic
On Gridiron
Tex Oliver’s Gold team won a
scrimmage session over the Green
squad of Coaches Corley and Miku
lak, two touchdowns to none last
night, on the old grid field. The
Reds defeated the Whites by two
touchdowns in a second scrimmage.
Halfback Hal Johnson and Bull
Stenstrom, fullback, each scored
for the Gold team, and Curley Me1
cham and Bill Rach crossed the
goal for the Reds. Rach, a former
Webfoot of the 1938 season, made
his first appearance this spring.
The Oliver Red team later mixed
with the Greens with no advantage
for either squad. The long kicking
of Mecham featured the Red at
Teams Named
Playing on the Gold team last
night were Hymie Harris and
Louie Butkovitch at ends, Jim’
Stuart and Roger Johnson at
tackles, Ray Segale and Val Cul
well at guards, and Erling Jacob
sen at center. In the backfield were
Chet Haliski at quarter, Len Is
berg at right half, Buck Berry at
right half, and Stenstrom at full.
Dick Horne and Bill Regner,
along with Jim Harris, are the
regular ends, but all were excused*
for track trials. Bob Hendershott
and Ted Jaross are the ends on the
Red team.
Dick Aschom and Tom Terry are
the tackles, Steve Bodner and Mor
ris Jackson are the guards and El
liott Wilson is the center on the
Red team. In the backfield are
Tony Crish and Neal Baumgartner
at quarter, Tommy Roblin and
Mecham at halves, and Rach at
Oregon, Ager taught school for
two years at Jacksonville, a town
located five miles from Medford.
He likes teaching, too. “You’d be
surprised how much fun you can
have teaching,” he laughs.
The prospective Oregon infielddr
is a good looking chap, but hte's
out of circulation, you might say.
. . . He’s been married for four
Museum Gets Tusk
The tusk of a mammoth ele
phant, which was donated to the
museum of natural history by the
Fairbank Exploration company of
Alaska a few months ago, lias
been put on display in the museum.
The specimen is from 15,000 to
25,000 years old and was found
buried in frozen gravel.
^ The Emerald runs a found column
FREE for the benefit of University stu
dents, whose personal belongings have
been forgotten in the rush to leave
classes and have consequently been
turned into the lost and found depart- ,
ment by janitors and students. j
A minimum charge of 5c is made to
each claimant of lost articles.
The following have been turned into
the lost and found department, in the
University Depot, which is located
across the street from the AAA build
ing and adjoining the heating plant:
• Found
The lost and found department has been
swamped by a number of umbrellas of vary
ing size and hue; a large assortment of
gloves; an equally large assortment of
scarfs; 8 men’s hats; 2 ladies’ hats; 1 muff;
1 rooter’s lid (color: yellow and green); a
few coats and rain jackets; 6 note books; a
baker’s dozen of spiral composition books;
1 pair of women’ galoshes; 1 pair of men’s
rubbers; a regular library of books ranging
from Hygiene by Meredith to Accounting
Fundamentals; at least 25 fountain pei.s,
some worth finding; 4 compacts; and a va
rietry of pocketbooks and money purses—
without money.
• Lost
SMALL GOLD diamond ring, dur
ing examination week. Reward.
Rosa Gearhart. Ph. 2900.