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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (May 5, 1943)
THE ( APTAJX AM) THE C OACH ....
. . . .Johnny IJubalo (right) amt Howard Hobson (left) chat about
the rigorous road trip that awaits them during the next seven days.
The trip can either mold or “fold” ihe Ducks championship hopes.
Ducks Bask in Y Marc
Look to WSC Contest
By GEORGE SKORNEY
Rejoicing over the defeat of the University of Washington
was stilled Monday as the Ducks, piloted by venerable Colonel
Bill Hayward, looked forward to an afternoon session with
the Washington State Cougars this Saturday on Hayward field.
Injuries hit the Oregon machine after the northern jaunt
when Don Wilson, the star miler, came down with a strepto
coccus throat. On top of that
Kston Way sprained his ankle
and will probably be on the shelf
for half the week.
Win Places Second
In the Huskie meet Way gar
nered a tie with Mail of Wash
ington by jumping' 12 feet 6 inch
es. The dependable Thomas took
first with 13 feet still'far from his
last season’s form. However thi •
i . Homer's first official jump for
The javelin department occu
pied most of Coach Hayward's
time yesterday. Bill Porter, who
threw for the first time this sea
son, heaved the javelin 1U5 feet
4 1 inches. According to the Ore
gon. coach Porter is rapidly im
proving and so far has replaced
Wes Carpenter as the number on
man in that event. Maurice, the
big' high jumper, is turning a
hand also in case he is required
to throw. Against the Seattle
boys Porter was out-thrown b\
3 7 feet.
Coach “Italic" Hollinglierrv,
who undertook track duties this
spiing wlitm it was diseoveied
that there was no coach, has
eight lettermen returning from
the 1*112 championship squad.
Led by Pat Haley, sprinter and
hurdler, the country lads from
Pullman are very formidable. The
other lettermen are Larry Brown.
I.es Liebel, Max Dodge, Curt
Sports Editor This Issu
Bowers, Scott Witt, Bill Zimmer
man. and Pete McRae.
Akins t ersatile
A1 Akins, the boy who has been
rating al lthe publicity from the
Cougars, was the big gun in the
win over Idaho, 89-412. He won
the century in :10.3. the 220 in
:02.G seconds, placed second in
the shot put with the distance of
41 feet, and was a member of the
winning relay team. All tins
amounts up to 14 L points.
Washington State has three
sprinters that ca ndo at least 10
seconds in the 100-yard dash.
They are Al Akins. Pat Haley,
and Roseoe Balch. Against Wash
ington Browning "Mahatma M'
Ghandi" Allen had a very poor
start in the hundred, which may
account for the slow time of : 10.1.
The other Duck sprinter is Skiles
After this Saturday’s dual
meet, Colonel Bill will be minus
the services of one Kay Dick
son, letterman. Kay is Hay
ward's star hurdler and broad
jump man. His distance in the
broad jump against the Huskies
was 22 feet 7 inches. Oregon
swept the broad jump last Sat
urday with Dickson, Hoffman,
IiROWNIE GONE . . .
. . . Glenn McQuillen, fence-bust
ing' St. Louis outfielder, who flirt
ed around the .300 mark last \ear,
is now in the army.
and Shanahan placing first,
second, and third respectively.
Coach Hollingberry has one
man, Pete McRae, in the sandpit
event equal this trio. McRae jump
ed 21 feet 5% inches against the
University of Idaho. Neverthe
less Ray will be on hand against
the Huskies for the last time as
an Oregon thinclad. He will leave
Sunday for Paris Island, South
Carolina and from there to Quan
tico, Virginia to be schooled as a
By Steve Bristol
To start with let me say that
a promising young, up-and-com
ing ball player named Steve Bris
ing player named Steve Bristol
was the star of the Canard game.
The game, but for this lad, would
have been uneventful to say the
least. His prowess at the plate
and sparkling fielding put real
life into an otherwise dull game.
Timely hitting with men on base
and almost impossible catches in
the outfield are the basis for this
statement. It is rumored that
Hobson is looking this boy over.
This should not be misconstrued
to mean over-looking him.
Lead in Race
By FRED TREADGOLD
It's off to the ND flag races
for Oregon’s adorable Ducks, now
teetering precariously on a rick
ety ene-half game advanta^
over a yowling Oregon State
end place Beaver.
Our Hobsonmen, fifteen strong'
with one hand on their warclubs
and the other firmly clutching
firmly onto rabbits’ foots, horse
shoes, and like good luck tokens,
pulled out from the Southern Pa
cific depot yesterday at 2 o'clock
and by now should be safely
transported into the midst of a
hostile Pullman, Washington,
company of WSC Cougars.
For the long-awaited road trip
marathon into the northern
reaches of the conference circuit
has begun, with the first test
coming this afternoon for our
Those win-happy Cougars, af
ter getting into the victory col
umn when they bopped the helijk
less Idaho Vandals twice, will m
all teeth and claws in an effort
to mangle Oregon title hopes be
But just as the WSCers are
storming for more triumphs to
stuff in their win hamper, so are
our green and yellow batsmen
raring to add another victory to
their already impressive string.
After watching his lads bow
twice last week, to Portland U
and the Camp Adair Timber
Wolves, Mentor Hobby has been
slaving by day and thinking by
night as to what will be the best
thing to throw at Jack Friers
Several revisions in the lineup,
which folded twice in the stretch,
have been appraised, with the
veteran Oregon coach still undjB'
tided as which group he shouW
With the long six-game trail
stretching out before the Ducks
in treacherous fashion, Hobby
must use judiciousness in the
manner and use of his tiny hurf
ing squad. He packed Nick Beg
leries, John Bubalo, Hal Saltz
man, and Whitey Lokan as his
pitching duffel. Supplementing
this group, in case things get too
hot for the starters, there are
two outfielders, Bob Caviness and
Art Murphy, who might come in
handy as relief men.
Today’s Oregon starting ap
pointment against the battling
Cougar clan will undoubtedly be
fall Begleries. Little Nicholas,
w’hen his curve is booming across
the plate, is almost untouchable,
A three and nothing league hurl
ing record stamps him as the
loop's best pitcher at this w'rlt
Remainder of the Duck lineup
will probably consist of Bubalo
at first, Don Kirsch at second.
Bob Farrow at shortstop, Bill
Hamel at third, Roy Carlson at
catcher, Art Murphy at left field,
Dick Burns in center field, and
either Caviness or Barney Koch
in right field.
The fifteen man traveling
squad included the above and re
serves Frank Petersen, catcher;
Bob Santee and John Gitzen, iiw
Another game tomorrow with
the Pullman Cougars and then
the Ducks buzz over into Idaho’s
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