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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 17, 1942)
Ho-hum . . . another day and another coach. Lieutenant
Commander “Tex” Oliver is on his way to Annapolis. Lieu
tenant Vaughn Corley is going to the same place. And so Mon
day the athletic board goes into a huddle to appoint the Uni
versity of Oregon’s varsity football coach for 1942.
Wl'O ?ets the ] Well, i looks very much as if one “Hon
est John Warren will take over. The odds, as the field goes
into the back stretch, are 10-to-l on the nose of the ex
.1 bidding mentor.
; Ho it s “good-bye to ‘ Tex” Oliver and Vaughn Corley
and “hello” to John Warren.
Baseball; the Fan's Game
Springtime means baseball. And baseball, means ball parks
full of enthusiastic and contest-loving fans watching pitchers
whistle the white pellet toward the plate, the batter striding
into the pitch, and then . . . maybe ... a screaming drive out of
Baseball is the fan’s game. The fan sits back in the grand
stand _ eating hot dogs and drinking coke, cheering wildly
■'■for his team and booing just as vividly the umpires, the men
behind the plate and on the bases. He fanatically believes in
his teanwand if it loses the fan feels just as badly about it as
do the players.
Just look around the stands at today’s Oregon State game.
Listen to the crowd give out when the tension is released for
the better if it happens to .be a close ball game. Hear the ap
plause a home hitter gets if lie poles a deep drive. Listen to
the fans casting questioning remarks at the" little man with
the whisk broom.
There may be only a limited number of participants on
the playing field but in the stands are many others who are
living the game minute by minute. They’re baseball fans . . .
watching the game that belongs to them.
Who Will Win Today?
It s the season’s conference opener this afternoon when
Oregon exchanges talent with the Oregon State ball club.
And who will win today?
Let’s see . . . Oregon State is supposedly a defensive team
with a pretty fair mound corps. The Beavers have three start
ing- pitchers: Glenn Elliott, Warren “Ice Water’’ Simas, and
Bud Patterson. Elliott and Simas are portsiders with Patter
son whipping with the right hand. Elliott has pitched good
ball these past three years but has never risen to the stardom
predicted for the Myrtle Creek chucker. Simas and Patterson
Off new on the Beaver varsity club.
Leading the State hitting parade is Don Strode, first base
man, who cracked .380 last season. Outside of Strode, Coleman’s
crew looks a bit light in the clubbing- department. Tlieir out
field is well-balanced with Doug- Peterson in left, “All
Around" Durdan in the long territory, and football Norm
Peters on the right side.
In pre-season games Oregon State won six and lost two.
Oregon has won nine while losing one. Oregon lost to Portland
8-3 and Oregon State lost to Portland 8-6 and to Pacific 6-5.
Both teams beat Willamette four games.
So. who wins today? It’s hard telling, for as Leo Lassen,
Seattle radio sportscaster and PI columnist, says: “The ball
game is never over until the last man is out.’’
Of Athletics and Athletes
Among prizes being offered at today’s ball game are a ham
burger and milkshake for the first man to be hit by a pitched
ball and a finger wave for the man who rings up the first error
. . . Paul Jackson, colorful guard who has wound up his bas
ketball at Oregon, is waiting his call to the Navy air corps . . .
Lbright, California crew coach, says his team will come out on
top in Saturday’s races with the Huskies at Seattle. So does
A1 Ulbrickson, University of Washington’s coach.
Portland’s Beavers are drifting toward that dreaded spot
already. Sad indeed . . . Two veteran pitchers started in the
major league openers. “Red Ruffing, Vankee right-hander,
came out happy. Oklahoma Carl Hubbell, Giant screwballer,
went to the showers in the fourth.
This world of sports is really marching in double time.
+ Iowa State college student de
fense council recently formed an
educational committee to make
certain that every student has a
chance to know the facts about
the world crisis.
A new process of reclaiming
hundreds of tons of vital defense
metals now waster as scrap has
been reported by Dr. John Wulff
of Masschusetts Institute of Tech
Warren’s Frosh Meet
By SI SIDESINGER
“Honest John’’ Warren
and an eleven-man traveling
squad, weather permitting,
head for McMinnville today
and a nine-inning battle with
Still resenting a 7 to 4 defeat
given them Wednesday by the
varsity, the freshmen have their
eyes set on a victory this after
noon at all expenses.
Last night Warren sent his
team through a rough infield
drill and batting practice. Despite
the cold wind the infield whipped
the ball around in a respectable
fashion. Several of the squad are
suffering from sore arms, but
nothing that a few days’ sun
shine will not cure.
The regular starting line-up
of Abrey Cromwell, catcher;
Bryce Sidesinger, at first; John
Gitzen, second; Art Murphy,
short; and Bass Dyer, at third,
will take the field, while the
outfield of Merle Aden, Boh
Aiken, and Jim Pryor will form
the outer defense. Pitching
chores will be handled by either
Whitey Lokan or Bill Clay
The yearling’s hitting capac
ity has not been up to expecta
tions but “Honest John’’ has
hopes of a barrage of hits from
his boys today. Murphy, Dyer,
and Pryor have led the frosh in
hitting to date with the rest of
the squad coming along better
Bob Caviness, a talented left
hander, will probably get the nod
for the Grizzlies. He is tabbed as
one of the outstanding prep pros
pects in the state.
For Seattle Tiff
Coach Russ Cutler's varsity
tennis team left early this morn
ing for Seattle. Tomorrow after
noon the Oregon squad plays the
University of Washington’s de
fending champions in the first
conference matches of the season.
The team will be led by Frank
Baker, No. 1, Johnny Williams is
No. 2, Jim Ricksecker No. 3, Joe
Rooney No. 4, and A1 Card spots
the No. 5 ranking.
Accompanying the team also is
Kelly Hobart, manager.
Last Saturday the varsity
squad bowed to the Irvington
club of Portland, 5-2.
(Continued from page four)
The Phis put their runs together
on hits by Church, Burns, and
Cozzens, mingled in with two
walks. Ted Klehmet and Reed
sparked the Phi Psi offense with
two blows apiece.
Phi Delts .205 010—8—10 -1
Phi Psis . 002 030—5— 7 -2
Cozzens and Arbuckle; Tilson
A fiery game between two
“Gas House gangs," the ATOs
and the Sig Eps, was called in
the seventh because the ump
didn’t know the rules. The game
was tied up and will be played
Quick Coach Changes
Confuse Duck Fans
If things will only stop whirl
ing, Duck grid fans might be
able to tell just who will handle
the football fortunes of the Ore
gon varsity this fall. Ever since
Tex Oliver’s resignation Sunday
it has been a “touch and go”
proposition which has become
more bewildering to the poor av
erage fan than calculus to a
grammar school kid.
As it stands now John War
ran, portly ffjshman mentor
for the last six years, is wear
ing the hig shoes. What will
happen next? Only time can
Vaughn Corley, sort-spouen
Texan who was elevated from the
line coach post to that of head
man upon Oliver’s resignation,
probably served the briefest
tenure of any mentor in the
nation’s history. Vaughn was
named to the post Monday night,
served a two day “season,” and
tendered his resignation Thurs
Both Corley and Oliver were
beckoned from the coaching
profession by the naval re
serve. Oliver was named as
head grid coach for the naval
training center at St. Mary’s
college at Moraga, Calif. Cor
ley will become a lieutenant,
junior grade, in the reserves
NEW DUCK CHIEF . . .
. . . John Warren takes over foot
ball coaching spot.
(Courtesy or tire iiegtster-Guard)
and reports to Annapolis April
Slated to help Warren with the
varsity, according to Anse Cor
nell, will be Howard Hobson, bas
ketball-baseball boss. Cornell will
himself handle frosh football.
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