Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 24, 1942, Page 4, Image 4

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Tuesday, March 24, 1942
Physical Fitness Looms
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As Threat to Football
Ming Football is dead—long
•live the king. Well might this
•>e the verdiot that comes out of
Seattle today or tomorrow when
football big-wigs decided the
fate of the gridiron sport. Phys
ical fitness in connection with na
tional defense is slated to topple
the throne that coast football has
tong occupied and the new pro
gram will probably subordinate
'football to physical conditioning.
Stories worming their way out
Of Portland hint that the future
Of the sport is safe but also sug
gest that big changes are going
to be invoked to bring in the
•nuch talked of “physical fitness
The three main problems
which tlie sport heads are now
discussing are:
1. Retaining Edwin X. Ath
erton as conference commis
2. Revoking the freshman
3. Revamping the schedules.
With the cancellation of the
Rose Bowl game, the source of
his salary, question naturally
arises as to where the sport
sleuth will get his salary. Ather
ton has asked the committee to
decide the issue so he can be sure
of future position and status.
Frosh Eligibility
New rulings giving freshmen
eligibility will be one of the main
topics to be decided. This rul
ing has been passed by several
schools in the east and also
those in the southwest and all
indications from reports from
Portland hint that it will be
passed there, too.
While the attitude of the
Oregon athletic staff, two mem
bers, Tex Oliver and Anse Cor
nell, are attending the meet
ing, is not known for sure, un
official statements earlier in
the season indicate that the
staff as a whole is in favor of
the change.
The big issue of the conference
is mapping a physical fitness pro
gram. As a reult, the 1942 foot
ball schedule as drawn up early
in the year may go out the win
dow in favor of a schedule
that would include games with
service teams in the immediate
Large Crowds
The regulation set up by the
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Iverson Back;
Gridders Face
Hard Workouts
There was good news in the
football i;amp yesterdajy when
registration figures showed that
Duke Iverson, powering quarter
back on last year’s football team,
was back in school. Another
newcomer to raise comment was
Outfield Trio
Back; Infield
About Same
Sullen rain-laden clouds and
n knife-sharp biting wind pro
vided anything but a spring fla
vor to the initial full-time Ore
gon baseball workout on Howe
field yesterday. Despite the om
inous weather which threatened
•it any minute to deluge the Web
foots, the intrepid band of Ducks
went through a 2'--hour bat
ting drill.
Barking orders in the absence
of Head Coach Howard Hobson,
who is attending an athletic con
ference, was Captain Outfielder
Bill Carney. Except for catching
and pitching', this year's club ap
pears as strong as last year's
championship club, Carney fig
ured. Otherwise, the Duck cap
tain said, the team seemed to
stack up about the same.
Outfield Good
The outfield unit is perhaps
the league’s best, both in power
at Hie plate and in defensive
adequacy. When you look over
such names as Dick Whitman,
Hank Burns, and Carney, all let
termen, plus Dick Ruins, frosh
star last year, and Bill Skade,
varsity reserve, you find plenty
of talen for the outer pasture.
Though missing two regulars
from the 1940 infield, this
year’s inner four, on paper at
least, seem to show up quite
favorably. For Hobson has Don
Kirscli, talented junior, at sec
ond, and Bill Hamel at either
shortstop or third. Missing are
First Baseman Chuck (Zekei
Clifford, who is trying out with
the Los Angeles Angels, and
John i Buck i Berry, third
baseman and a smashing bat
Too early in the season to
gay anything definite, it seems
. . . Hobby returns from the east
this week to take over baseball.
as though Johnny Bubalo, versa
tile jack-of-all-trades, might be
transplanted from the outfield to
first base. Warren Taylor, of
basketball note, is also battling
for an initial bag post, having
played frosh ball two years ago.
Farrow Shows Stuff
The other infield position
might see Bob Farrow, one of
the most promising of last year’s
freshmen, at shortstop or third.
A heavy sticker, Farrow paced
the yearlings at the plate a year
ago. Also in line for infield com
petition are Elwin Brown, jun
ior college transfer, and Bud
/The questionable catching
position sees four men in the
throes of battle. A two-year
veteran from Portland Univer
sity. Ted Pi lip, has shown
signs of solving the backstop
problem. Bill McKevitt and
Burke (Whitey) Austin, are
both varsity reserves, while
Pete Peterson is up from
frosh ranks.
Six hurlers, discounting the
interchangeable Johnny Bubalo,
are on deck at the present time.
Lettermen are Nick Begleries and
Bob Rieder, while newcomers are
Nelson Sandgren. transfer from
Linfield; Marty Conlin, sopho
more who played high school ball
at McMinnville: Earl Russell, var
sity yell-king: and A1 (Lefty/
Winter, ace frosh chucker last
Track Outlook Bark
Three Lettermeu Out
With only three letterinen returning, Colonel Bill Hayward opened
his fortieth track season Monday at Oregon with somewhat of a
gloomy outlook.
The greatest loss is that of Less Steeds, world's high jump record
holder, who consistently gathered points in the javelin, weights, and
hurdles events last year, too. Bill Beifuss, another high jumper, did
not return to school' this year.
To make matters worse, Captain Khle Keber, broad jumper;
Jake Beicht and Bob Keen,
sprints; Bob Hendershott, pole
vaulter; and Bob McKinney, vet
eran half-miler, will not compete
this year. Reber, Keen, and Hen
dershott were lost from gradua
tion, while illness will bar McKin
ney from competition this sea
Dickson Back
Bill Regner, two year letter
man in the shot put and discuss
is in school, but has not turned
out as yet. Ray Dickson, a senior
letterman in the 440 and broad
jump is expected to turn out soon.
This mass reduction leaves
Hayward with only three letter
men—Francis Tuckwiier, Ho
mer Thomas, and Zenas Butler.
Thomas is a junior and the only
pole vaulter on the 1942 squad.
Butler is also a junior, and ran
the low hurdles last season.
Tuckwiier is the only senior
letterman. He made his first
letter at Oregon last year in
the 4 40.
Returning for the 1942 season,
who did not make letters last
year, are Ken Olipliant, sprints:
Ed Reiner, 440, Rolpli Fuhrman.
hurdles; Wilfred Ross, two mile:
and Fred Foster and Chuck El
liot, weights.
Sophomores Turn Out
The squad includes several
sophomores who may prove to be
good men. They are: Veryl Alex
ander and Ralph Kramer, sprints:
Stan Ray, Ken Sawyer, and Dick
Shelton. 440; Don Wilson and
Bruce Maxey. distances: and Bob
Newland, high jump. Bob Simp
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Scotty Deeds, a transfer from
Long Beach Junior college. Deeds
is a speedy halfback and naty
well be used in the Duck back
field, now riddled by graduation
and the army.
All men on the campus inter
ested in working as football ath
letic managers are asked to re
port to Don Shreve at the equip
ment cage in the Igloo between
3 and 3:30 this afternoon.
Monday’s workout for the grid
ders was comparatively easy but
hard work and long gruelling
hours (made possible by the war
time) are in promise.
Oliver in I'oriiand
Tex Oliver, head football man*
is in Portland now attending the
confab that is to determine the
future of football and in his ab
sence Vaughn Corely, line coach,
has taken over tutoring duties.
Corley said Monday’s prac
tice would be the last easy one
and that heavy drill would be
the order till the end of the
spring practice session. The
ruling of the conference allows
30 days of spring practice and
the Duck gridders have 25 of
these remaining, not counting
Saturday scrimmages.
Monday’s workout was light.
Backfield men and ends were
working on throwing and shag
ging stray passes. Among those
pitching them was Ray Segale,
who is helping with the coach
ing chor e. Jimmy Newquist
looked good and had his pitch
ing eye.
Corley Drills Linemen
Corley had the linemen down
on the far end of the sod prac
tice field and was showing the
big lads some new tactics in line
play, coupled with some new
charging stances.
The squad will be out in full
force today and will get down to
some serious practice. Olivet
will return Wednesday.
He s in the Army Now; §
It Could be You-- i
He was over at Howe field yes
terday for the last time. Or rath
er, he told himself, it would be
the last time until he came back
some day for Homecoming after
everything was over and every
thing was all right again—that is,
if everything did get to be all
right again.
He sat on the bench and
watched the pill fly around. The
fellow at shortstop—that had
been his place—was doing a nice
job he thought quite honestly.
But it didn’t matter, of course,
who was playing shortstop or
who wouldn’t be playing short
stop when the season opened, for
he'd probably be a long way
from hearing anything about
baseball at Oregon—to say noth
ing of seeing any of it, either.
He went down to the dressing
room with the rest of the team
when the workout was over and
shook hands around with the
boys. They slapped him on the
back and laughed and told him
they’d see him in Tokyo or some
thing like that. He laughed too
and said yes, he'd get them a Jap,
any maybe two Japs; and it
seemed rather pleasant for a
while. It was as if a door in his
mind was closed and he could
say what he wished quite easily,
without pretending. Hobson came
in and talked to him, too, and said
he’d be missed, sure thing. He
liked that part of it. The coach
said he could take a ball and mitt
along with him if he wished, but_*.
he said he didn’t think he’d have
need' for them where he was go
ing and that he was pretty sure
they’d rather throw something a
little harder than baseballs out of
peashooters. That was a good
joke and they both laughed a lit
It was somewhere past 5 o’clock
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Sports Staff
Fred Treadgold
Wally Hunter
Erling Erlaudson
Tommy Mayes
Nancy Lewis
Bill Stratton
Virginia Wells
June Hitchcock
Jean Frideger
Harry Glickman
Joe Miller