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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 4, 1942)
As the column sat watching’ baseball practice a couple of
(lays ago it was noticed that there was a familiar face missing.
It wasn t sure just who it was for a time. Johnny Bubalo was
kicking up dirt around tirst
and out in riii'ht field Hank
Burns was chasing flies. The
column knew there should be
another person trying out for
those two positions and then it
remembered who that person
But baseball has taken the
back seat to defense work for
Crish. And baseball isn't the
only sport in which he’ll be
missed. Tex Oliver will have
to look far and wide to find
another flankman to take
Crish’s place on next year’s
The column can remember
last year in one of the Wash
imrion Mate games when ( risli took over the first base duties
for a little while. Chuck Clifford got spiked sliding into sec
ond and was taken to the locker room to get taped together
Crish Takes Over
When Oregon took the field again Crish was perched on
first. During (lie warmup Buck Berry threw one of his waist
high “I don’t know where it's going" balls over from third.
It hit the dirt several feet in front of first and Tony scooped
for it. He came up with a handful of grass, a few pebbles, a
cigarette butt, and, to everyone's surprise, including Tony's
He could play anywhere. When one of the outfielders got
'♦temperamental and didn’t hit, Crish stepped in and swung
for him. Hitting was his meat and how he loved it. He start
ed his Oregon ball playing on the frosh team that sent such
material to the varsity as Bubalo, Bill Whitman, Clifford,
Don Kirsch, Nick Begleries, Bill McKevitt, and Burns.
That team won 15 games and lost none. Crish mashed out
15 hits in 36 times at bat for a neat .417 percentage. Last year
as a pinch hitter he connected safely three times in nine trips
for a .333 percentage. Hobby would like some hitting like
that this year.
Medford's Ray Johnson
With the Hayward relays but a few days off the column
remembers a few incidents from last year’s classic. Foremost
iii our memory is a gent from Medford named Ray Johnson,
who could click off a speedy quarter mile.
Johnson had many Oregon track fans muttering; wonder
ing what kind of quarter Johnson would run after being
under the tutelage of Col. Bill Hayward for a year. But
unfortunately, Johnson chcse to pick up his track sabe
at Southern California so they cam but speculate now.
Johnson ran into plenty of competition and trouble when
he checked his running pants out from Eddie Leahy, fresh
man track coach at USC, last week. Hayward informs us that
there are at least seven quarter-milers at the southern school
who can kick dirt in Johnson’s face.
To add to his trouble, because so many of the trackmen
can show him their spikes, Johnson didn't land exactly such
a hot job. He washes dishes in the Co-op there on the campus.
.Standing on your feet for several hours and then trying to
i Tin a half decent 440 is a tough undertaking for any man.
'Dem Bums' Again
What a wonderful publicity man the Brooklyn Dodgers
must have. There’s another story about “dem bums” which
bears quoting. The column picked it from Considine. It goes
thusly: “Jacques Fournier, the first baseman, stopped a game
one day to advise a kid pitcher to feed Roger Hornsby a liigli
and-inside pitch. The kid did and Hornsby hit a home run.
“The kid was furious at the first baseman and asked
him why he didn’t ask him to throw Hornsby a low outside
ball. ‘And have him kill me?’ Fournier asked.”
Unclassified at Press Time
Saw Jay Graybeal on the campus Thursday, lie’s looking
great. Graybeal isn’t sporting khaki yet as he is holding down
a job in a ship building plant in Seattle.
See by the Barometer that Lon Stiner has 80 men out
■*’ for football. Rose Bowl paying off.
Jeff Cravath, new football coach at DSC. who replaced
Sam Barry when he took a job as a physical instructor in the
navv. held his first spring football practice this week. USC has
had three coaches in the last year. Good luck, Mr. Cravath.
Trackmen Duel Today
In Intersquad Meet
In Time Fight
By BILL STRATTON
Colonel Bill Hayward’s varsity
and freshman track aspirants
will have a private track meet
this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The
results of the intersquad meet
will determine, for the most part,
who will compete in the Portland
dual track meet next Saturday
and who will get the new track
shoes to be ordered soon.
The tryouts today will not be
final, however. The final tryouts
before the Pilot joust will be
Wednesday. Time trials were giv
en last Wednesday, but the shift
ing- of schedules moved the meet
up a week and gave the cinder
aspirants another week of pr:ft
Hayward announced earlier in
the week that full distances might
be run this afternoon, but decid
ed' Friday that the thin-clads were
not in good enough shape yet. He
made no statement as to whether
full distances would be run in
the Portland meet. It had been
announced earlier that distances
would be cut short, but because
of the extra week of practice, the
full distances may be run.
The squad will be minus only
one man today. Ralph Kramer,
hurdler and transfer from Pasa
dena junior college, pulled his leg
in practice Thursday, and will
be unable to compete. He won the
sprints and hurdles in the trials
Frosh in time Trials
Though the freshmen will not
compete in the Portland meet,
they will compete with the var
sity in the time trials today, and
With eight men competing in
the 75-yard dash, it may be run
in two heats. For the varsity;
Butler, Alexander, Simpson, and
Day. Freshmen competing: Elliot,
Still, and Lawrence. The same
men will run the 150-yard sprint,
that has taken the place of the
In the 300, replacing the 440:
Tuckwiler, Christensen, Reiner,
Ray, and Shelton will run for the
varsity. Wisdom and Glasgow
will compete for the froslj.
Tuckwiler and Shelton are the
only varsity entries in the 660,
that has taken the place of the
880. Boylon, Hazard, and Lamb
will run for the frosh.
Wilson and Mexey are the only
TOMMY ROBLIN . . .
. . . the ace right halfback is among those bouncing on the Oregon
turf in spring training.
entries in the three-quarter mile
event, that has replaced the mile.
They are both on the varsity.
Wilfred Ross is the only 1 y2
In the last time trials, there
were five hurdlers, but another
has been added for the intersquad
joust today. Butler, Simpson, and
MiAA Qal&win fela&ti
Miki £dhuasidlU an Can'll^
In one of the hardest-fought battles of the eoed tennis tourna
ment this week, Lois Baldwin downed Bobbie Edwards 11-9, 6-3.
Matches held over from last week were played off yesterday at the
In the other hold-over matches, Betty Lou Cramer defeated Vir
ginia Locke, 6-2, 6-2; Ruth Foreman downed Susie Neak, 6-4, 6-1; and
Virginia Wells won easilv from
T. Greenberg-, 6-2, 6-0.
Interhouse singles and doubles
matches have been scheduled for
the first part of next week. In
the singles Monday: Shirley Mun
roe vs. Root; Vera Allen vs. B.
Padgen. In the doubles, M. Bes
son and Demmer are matched
with Feasley and' Gordon.
The singles for Tuesday: Mary
Alderson vs. B. Morrison; and
Elaine Quinn vs. Horscott. Marsh
and Johnston will battle Dahl
and Young- in the doubles.
The singles for Wednesday in
clude: J. Morrison vs. Janet Wag
staff; and Water vs. M. Beard.
In the doubles. Ward and Thomp
son are matched with Baird and
Day will run for the varsity.
High Jump Addition
Until today, Bob Newland was
the only high jumper on the
squad, but a. new addition, Bill
Deller, will give Newland compe
tition this afternoon. Bill Morris
is the only freshman entry.
The broad jump was a dead
issue until this week. Butler,
Newland, and Simpson will jump
for the varsity; and Morris, Todd,
and Reingold will enter for the
There are no freshmen out for
the pole vault. Day and Thomas
are the varsity aspirants.
Weight Men Good
The weight department will
poshly be Hayward’s strongest
event this season. Elliot, Shepard,
Foster, and Olsen all have had
experience, and will enter in the
shot and discus events.
Entered in the javelin event
are: Shelton, Lyon, and Dellar
for the varsity. McLennan is the
only freshman entry.
Kenny Oliphant, experienced
sprinter, worked out Friday, but
will not be regular for another
week. He has been out for foot
ball and "will report later.