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We d be willing- to bet that ’way back in the long line of
Doug Ford’s ancestors there is a touch of old Scotland, with
perhaps a “Mac” on the front end of the Ford handle. Anyone
that , is as frugal and thrifty with his base hits as the Wash
ington speedballer is must have some old Scottish blood.
for it ;was this burly sophomore righthander, as stingy with
his hits as any Highland “Scotty” with his last two bits, who
kept the Ducks Wednesday from vaulting over prostrate Ore
gon State into first place.
Idaho.s doormat Vandals, picking'a strategic time to nail
down their first win,- struck the league-leading Beavers a
vulnerable blow and came out on top 6 to 4. This beautifully
set tin- stage for an Oregon victory over Washington in Seattle.
A Duck triumph would eject our boys into the driver’s slot
in the circuit, twelve percentage points above Oregon State.
Ford Gives Three Hits
But our stingy friend, Mr. (Mac) Ford, had an entirely
different slant on things. He proceeded to dole out, with
the stringency of a Henderson-threatened sugar dealer,
three (3) meager blows. Our Ducks, despite every known
trick of the trade (picking on the first pitch, waiting him
out, etc.) were unable to alter Mr. (Mac) Ford’s hoggish
attitude. The result? A 2-to-l triumph for the Huskies with
' -^Oregon hopes for that top spot fading just a little.
Am time tha ta chucker can limit our slugging Webfoots to
three little blows, lie must have something on that ball. Well,
AI!-. Ford proved he was no pitcher's cousin down here a couple
of weeks ago. He nipped our boys that time too, and by the
same old tight 2 to 1 count.
At this stage of the season, after seeing all the ball clubs
in action, our choice for the top chucker in the loop would
fall to Mr. Ford, he of the Scottish tendencies.
Beaver Press Agent?
A news report from Moscow, covering the Oregon State
Idaho game Wednesday, sounded like it was written by a
Beaver publicity agent. It went something like this, and we
quote: “The defeat almost ruined the no-defeat pitching of the
leavers mound ace, Glenn Elliott, who relieved (Gene) Wil
liams in the ninth.”
We acknowledge that Mr. Elliott is one of the prize pack
ages wearing the Orange livery, that he is the number one
twirler for the Staters, and has chalked up a good record this
year. But Mr. Elliott passed out of the select “110-defeat”
elite a week ago, and it was our Ducks who saw to that. Elliott,
relieving Williams in the tenth frame of that lengthy thriller
here last Wednesday, dished up the losing pitch—a home run
ball that Bill Carney pasted out of the lot.
Mr. Elliott, we’d like to inform certain unenlightened
persons, HAS BEEN BEATEN THIS YEAR.
Iniramurals Looking Up
3fbtieeable in the intramural circles on the campus this
year is the all-around improvement of play. The team are
better- organized, better manned, and play before larger
crowds. The tendency during Avar time is for more student
participation, and this enthusiasm has hit the Oregon campus
with surprising poplarity.
Rumors have it that next year all college males will
be spending more time building up their bodies and ‘ ‘ get
ting into shape” under concentrated physical education
This wholesale stepping up of athletic courses will be one
of the few good things resulting out of this war.
Wimpy Quinn farmed Uut
According to Dick Strife. Register-Guard sports editor,
Wellington (Wimpy) Quinn, ex-Duek athletic star, lias been
farmed out to Madison of the Three-1 circuit for more season
ing. Quinn, who held down both third and fourth bases under
Ilobson as a Duck but never tried Ids hand at twirling, is still
working on his pitching. Chicago Cub Manager Jimmy Wilson
saw Quinn as a thrower and lias had Wimpy concentrating
on mound form for over a year now.
No word has been received as to the whereabouts of Bob
Hardy, lean portsider, who single-handedly pitched the
Ducks to a pennant a few years back, Strite reports.
Hardy was bothered by arm trouble last year and had
treatments during the winter in an effort to nurse his
pay wing back into shape. Evidently the left whip hasn’t
responded to treatment as Hardy had hoped.
Buck Bailey, colorful and loveable Washington State base
ball coach, has applied for a commission as an instructor in the
navy’s physical education program, and from all appearances
won’t be around much longer. Despite his seemingly over-size,
boisterous Buck passed the physical in top shape.
^Bailey’s departure will end sixteen years of very active base
ball and football coaching service. The Cougars won’t seem
the same next year with no bucket-booting, umpire-baiting
Buck Bailey along to captivate the fans.
Sig Eps Drop
Game 3 to 2
By JOE MILLER
Sigma Nu 3, Sigma Phi Ep
This is the cold score that
will go down in record books,
but the tenseness and drama
of this struggle for the soft
ball championship, played on
a murky, slick diamond, can
not be expressed by anything
as cold and expressionless as
It was Johnny Mead, backed
by a snarling, hustling Sigma Nu
ball club, holding back a des
perately fighting Sig Ep giant,
that threatened to break out any
time in an avalanche of runs;
it was George “Porky” Andrews,
a game gent and a great ball
player, if we’ve ever seen one,
throwing his right arm with ev
ery pitch and running bases like
a wild man trying to wrench the
lead from the Nus; it was
“Bongo" Williamson and Bog
Dick crashing into the plate like
runaway steam engines, and gut
ty midget Bob Henderson light
on top of the plate trying to
stop them. In short it was a
great ball game.
Nus Score First
The Sigma Nus, with potential
dynamite in every bat, scored
first, but amazingly without a
semblance of a base knock. Gale
Quinn, the baton-waving Nu left
fielder, worked “Porkchops” for
a walk. He went around to third
on a two-base error on Mead's in
With the entire Sigma Nu
bench working hard to rattle
Andrews, he threw the ball
past Henderson, and Quinn
romped across the plate. Orth
popped out to end the rally.
The Sig Eps tied the count in
their half of the fourth. Hank
Steers made a two-base muff of
Andrews’ pop fly to short center
licld. Archie “Horse” Marshik
hit the first ball thrown to him
on a line over second base to
bring “Porky” powering into the
plate. Mead settled down to re
tire the side on strikes.
The Nu explosion name in the
sixth. A1 Gray, the most danger
ous leadoff man in the league,
was all set for Andrews’ change
of-pace and pushed into left field
for a single. Rog Dick worked
the count to three-and'-two, and
then cracked a double right down
the right field foul line, Gray
scoring on the blow.
“Nob” Nowling burned a
slashing grounder to deep short
and Salomon rifled it to the
plate catching Dick, although
Rog bulled into tiny Hender
son football fashion and nearly
knocked him through the back
stop. Long John Orth caught
an outside pitch and drove it
into the left garden to score
the other run. Andrews stopped
the rally getting Ashcom and
Wililamson to pop out.
The SPEs were not licked yet,
though. They fought back in
their half of the sixth. With two
away Bob Henderson worried
Mead into giving him a free
ticket. “Porkchops” bounced a
blow into right field and took
second by dint of some daring
base running. Archie Marshik
was the next hitter. He fouled
COSTUME CHANGE . . .
. . . for Howard Manson, Idaho
star shortstop, from football togs
to baseball outfit.
three off, looked at three balls,
and then w’ent down swinging
mightily on Mead’s fast one.
Climax in Seventh
The seventh was the climax.
Bill Mayther worked Mead for a
walk. He seemed to be having
trouble with the wret ball. Burly
Bill stole second as Pattison
fanned. Hubey Williamson came
through with a looper into center
to score Mayther, and went to
second on the throw.
With two men away Maury
Salomon came to the plate with
Dean Van Lydegraf, who had
two blows, on deck. Salomon
worked the count to 3-2, and
then went down swinging on a
low ball that bounced near the
What followed was a minor
riot. The overjoyed Nus, who
also won the all-around IM
championship, hoisted Mead on
their shoulders and started a tri
umphal victory parade. Now, all
that remains is the all-star game
today at 4 o’clock.
Sigma Nus 010 002 0— 3 4 1
Sig Eps . 000 100 1— 2 5 1
Mead and Howard Steers; An
drews and Henderson.
ONE YEAR AGO
May 15, 1941
Pete Igoe, veteran righthander,
shuts out Washington State with
four hits, 9 to 0, at Pullman, giv
ing- the Ducks a clean sweep of
series. Win all but sews up
championship for Oregon.
THREE YEARS AGO
May 16, 1939
With Bob Hardy curbing Van
dal uprising in ninth, Oregon!
wins third straight tussle from
Idaho 11 to 7 at Moscow. Elmer
Mallory, second sacker, leads hit
ting with three safeties.
FIVE YEARS AGO
May 15, 1937
Four-run rally sponsored by
Oregon in fourteenth frame, gives
, Ducks 6 to 2 victory over Wash
ington, putting Webfoots back
into running for pennant. Bill
Sayles permits three hits, fans
13. Cougars pace loop by two
EIGHT YEARS AGO
May 15, 1934
Webfoots seize conference lead
ership, beat Washington 7 to 5.
Joe Gordon, sophomore shortstop,
hits three times.
Trackman Bob Parke cracks
northwest javelin record with
hurl of 207 feet, 11 inches in duo
meet with Washington. Hay
ward’s boys eke out meet win,
(Continyed from page four)
class, fielding and pitching skill
of the Independents. The Inde
pendent infield of Linse, Rey
nolds, Jones, and Jensen is a fast,
smooth fielding group. The
Greeks are all hitters, even their
hurlers. This type of play is some
what reminiscent of the power
sluggers of the American league
against clever National league
Remember, the game is free;
is at 4 o’clock sharp; and will
feature some great softball play.
Come early for choice seats.
This is a
This boy is full of
smiles because he's
in for a good meal.
His girl knows the
best food in town is
found at the—
Just off the Old Campus on the MiIIrace