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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 2, 1942)
Oregon's baseball team bikes to McMinnville this after
noon to display its wares against Binfield college. In a very
concise nutshell Oregon's team stacks np thusly: a great out
field—the best in northwest college baseball; a fair infield,
strong on the left side but still untried on the right side; a
capable backstop staff; and'questionable pitchers.
One Man Show Bailey
Dope on other teams in the northwest is slow to filter out
of the baseball camps. Up in the Palouse country Buck “Bust
a Bucket” Bailey lias had his men working for a couple of
weeks. We can never mention Bailey's name but what a slight
grin tugs at the side of our mouth. How the column likes that
guy. With Bailey on board for a ball game there’s never a dull
If things are quiet and going well he heckles the spec
tato rs.But let a pitcher heave a curve when he should have
thrown a slow ball and Buck is up and kicking buckets. He
likes bats, too. Especially if they’re piled neatly so he can
boot them all over the lot.
A ^ouple of his dependable* from last year’s squad, Bill
'Sewell and Bob Kennedy, have been in camp but a few days,
having .just returned from the AAU tournament in Deliver.
Both of the fellows, each more famous for their football play
ing, went east with the Pullman All-Star basketball team.
Remember the Huskies
Which reminds us, if those two fellows are such good bas
ketball players, why weren't they on deck for the last Wash
ington State basketball game?—the game in which the Huskies
rang up some sort of a Northern division scoring record.
Seems two stalwarts like Kennedy and Sewell might have done
something to stop the galloping Huskies.
Heaven forbid, but we hear that “Spec” Burke will be
“calling ’em” when baseball starts here in earnest. Burke's
'A-gocd umpire, I guess, but the catch is that he’ll be the only
one calling the game. No base ump. Spec’s getting too old
to be running back and forth from behind the catcher to be
hind the pitcher.
Dope Out of Corvallis
Baseball chatter comes out of Corvallis, too. Dick Johnson,
the speedy portsider up from the freshman team of last year,
has signed with the Boston Red Sox. Very good. Elliot, who
used to be the scourge to Oregon hitters, isn’t what he used
to be. Clayton Shaw is still around and promises to give
Oregon batters a tough time.
Coach Coleman has a couple of good sophs up for the
Orangeman team. There's Yada, a catcher who looks good.
Also Bill McCluskey, who does a nice bit of fielding at short
stop and whose hitting this year has won a couple of gmes
for Oregon State.
Don Durdan is out as usual, too. Mention sports and there's
Mr. Durdan. We hear he's having a little trouble getting used
to baseball. What a life that guy must live. He get's toughened
up for football—then comes basketball and lie has lo get
loosened up—then comes baseball.
Hayward Relays Remodeled
The sixtli annual running of the Hayward Relays are slated
here on April 10. Next year they move over to Oregon State.
Nope, you’re wrong'; it wasn t Mr. Atherton who made the
change. It was the Oregon State Board of Higher Education.
Ifs only fair that it be done that way. Otherwise it would
look like a flagrant violation of the Atherton code. The relays
retain the name of the originator, however.
j Another change in the ruling has prohibited out-of-state
schools from competing, so Vancouver, defending champs,
won’t be here this year. This ruling will keep the number of
contestants down, which is probably all right.
On the Grunt V Groan Side
Want to have some fun tonight? Drop down to the Armory
and see the rassling matches (this' isn t a paid advertisement).
There’s a Battle Royal brewing there. Such boys as Milt Olsen,
a tdeanie from Minnesota; Ernie Piluso, Buck Davidson (how
I can hate that guy), and Elton Owen will mix in one brawl.
In another one will be Jack Lipscomb (an easy man to
hate), Walt Achiu, Bull Dog Jackson, and Otis Clingman.
The winners of each brawl will tangle in a SO-minute bout to
decide the winner. A good show.
rp]ie first time I saw one of the matches a big bruiser was
gently tearing another man’s ears off with a headloek and I
naivelv asked Friend Art Litchman, sports editor of the News,
why the other guy didn't twist the big bully’s,toes off. Litcli
man replied, “lie can’t: it isn’t in the script.’’
Duck Mermaids Dunk
By JOE MILLER
Coed Sports Editor
The University of Oregon girl
swimmers followed in the steps
of the varsity team, sweeping ev
ery first place in their meet last
night with Oregon State's girl
natators. The Webfoot Girls won
the meet 59 to 12.
Marnie Foster won the 40-yard
freestyle easily by outsplashing'
Pat Carson and Helen Ekjersaa
Dawn Trask completed the Ore
gon sweep while lone Beaverette,
Mary Oderkirk, trailed far to the
rear. The winning time was 24.4.
Nab 60-Yard Medley
Helen Gilson, Pat Carson, and
Margaret Lesher of the UO
splashed home a length ahead
of the OSC trio of Evans, Marge
Redmond, and Phyliss Price in
the 60-yard medley. Their time
was 37.6 in comparison to OSC’s
Margaret Ldsher, Oregon’s
great Coast record-holder, took
a close first in the 20-yard
back crawl touching the north
edge of the Gerlinger pool a
half-stroke ahead of OSC’s one
woman team, Mary Oderkirk.
Polly Gordon and “Peanut”
Taylor, Duck swimmers, took
third and fourth. “Lesh”
splashed to an overwhelming
victory in the 40-yard back
crawl, beating Beaver Phyliss
Ann Price by 8.3 seconds.
The final heat of the 20-yard
freestyle resulted in a near-rec
ord time win for Marnie Foster.
She submerged Dawn Trask and
Mary Oderkirk to win easily in
the fast time of 11.2. Margaret
Lesher kept going in the 20-yard
breast stroke, tanking Hefen
Gilson and OSC’s Zina Mae Ev
ans in 14.2.
In Brisk Drill
With 16 days of spring prac
tice remaining, the Webfoot pig
skin squad picked up momentum
last night with offensive tactics
heading the turnout.
Practice contained the. usual
calisthenics for limbering up pur
poses before contact work be
gan. Linemen again took to the
sawdust pits for emphasis on
tackling and blocking. The close
of spring competition should find
all members of the squad virtual
ly experts on defensive play.
Offensive play put the Duck
gridsters on the 15-yard line for
tests in ability to punch the ball
over on power plays and end
runs. The big White team showed
good form in drawing the oppo
sition out with end runs, then
punching the ball through the de
The tackle positions seem to
be well filled, with Dick Ash
com, Merritt Kufferman, and
Dick Kartell on the right side of
the line, while Ed Moshofsky,
Tom Terry, and Dan Dinges
are battling for the nod at left
tackle. Kufferman, Ashcom,
Terry, and Moshofsky are re
turning lettermen, while Kar
tell and Dinges are promising
‘Lesh' Grabs 40-Yard, Too
‘'Lesh” proved invincible once
more in the 40-yard breast stroke.
She beat Helen Gilson, the only
other contestant named, in 31.5.
The Oregon parade of wins
came to a final stop in the
only relay event, the 80-yard
relay. The girls split their
teams, and the combined team
of OSC’s Mary Oderkirk and
Phyliss Springer, the UO’s Jean
Quinn and Helen Gilson, out
splashed the quartet of Web
foots, Sherry Sheridan and Hel
en Skjersaa, and OSC’s Marge
Redmond and Zina Mao Ev
But it was close, very close,
as is indicated in the times, the
winners being- 50.8 and the
The Oregon State girls did not
bring along a diver, so UO Coach
Jeanette Neilson had no one to
compete with. However, she suc
cessfully teamed off her girls and
coached them to their overwhelm
ing victory. The meet ended in
typical women's fashion, both
clubs holding a get-together aft
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