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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (May 3, 1946)
By ART LITCHMAN
Too much sun yesterday, men.
Felt like sitting on the lawn and dreaming of the days when
there were plenty of places to down a few come spring term.
But the boss, that Miss Montag if you ever want to squawk,
says these columns have to be filled, sun or no sun.
John Warren thinks the kid in Oakland is no great
shucks. Says he will have some kids out for the Junior
Olympics on June 1 that will make him look like a piker.
Always glad to see the kids get ahead, John. It’s a date.
No hooks being made on where the kids that can run 10.2
in the Junior Olympics at Hayward field will sport their
PUT A KEEPER WITH THE CASH
It was an all-round had day yesterday. A local citizen beefed
on the proposal to put the city amusement tax money in an
athletic fund for the Eugene younger generation. Says that's
Still don’t like the smell of things. Not that the city
fathers aren’t the pictures of honesty. But when tax cash
gets in a general fund too many people get a finger in the
pie and when the recreation directors—always at the tale
end of the line—get their share it usually is counted in
Great idea IF the dough goes directly into an athletic fund
and is spent for that alone.
SOFTBALL U MBS IMEEL) A LESbUN
It’s a part of baseball to differ with the mnp now and then—
but most of them know what they are doing and it's a mere
matter of judgment when the discussion gets under way.
Not with these hoys that call the local softball league
games. They don’t even go about it right.
It stands to reason that there is plenty of interest in the
games on the part of the lads playing. How about having a
little interest on the part of those calling the games.
There ought to be two masks in the athletic depart
ment. Let’s get them down on the field and have that plate
umpire back where he belongs—behind the plate.
Not even Hill Klein—who claims he never called one wrong
- can guess at a ball or strike from behind the pitcher.
Next—let's get the base ump in the right place with men
(<n base. A couple of snappy courses in umpiring should do the
trick. It doesn't help a tight game to have the Blind Tom call
ing a close one from somewhere across the diamond. Haven't
seen an ump out there yet that was on top of a play at third
base. That’s bad. When the play gets to third it’s mighty near
being or not being a run.
A RULE BOOK HELPS
And last—let's have the boys in blue read the rule book.
Ji doesn’t help things to have an ump that knows less about
the game than the players, lie makes too many mistakes.
This is a legitimate beef. Most of the men who play in the
loop will agree.
Sure, it's a thankless, payless job. But the job is supposed to
| e a part of physical education training and if somebody is
going to walk off the campus with a degree that says he is
capable of handling a I’K job, the people that hire him have
. right to expect he knows something about all angles of the
racket. Easier to learn it now than later.
CRYSTAL BALL AT WORK
Time for a little guess work. If this doesn't work out. just
11 a! Saltxman todav at Moscow and Dick Lehl tomorrow.
Mondav Lyle Pettyjohn and Tuesday Homer Bropst against
the Cougars. Wednesday Saltzman and Thursday Pettyjohn
against the Huskies. Bill Long gets the one relief job that
i light be needed.
This is based on the chuckers going the route. If they don't
all bets off.
For OSC Meet
In their usual Thursday slow
down workout in preparation for
a Saturday’s meet, the Oregon
track team readied itself for its
first conference meet against
Washington this Saturday on Hay
Colonel Bill Hayward, Oregon’s
track coach, absented himself from
the field yesterday but his cinder
men continued training following
out his suggested program out
Return of hurdler Dave Edwards
to the fold this week, brightened
Colonel Bill’s outlook on the
clash with the Huskies. Until Ed
ward’s return, it looked as if
Washington would have cinch
firsts in both the high and low
hurdle events with their ace hurd
ler one of the top men in the con
ference. Edwards favored a sore
knee last week and was unable to
compete in the Oregon, Portland,
and Willamette triangular meet,
but he is ready for the Huskies.'
Among the outstanding perform
ances in Wednesday’s time trials
conducted by Colonel Bill, were
Walt McClure’s speedy half-mile.
‘Mac’ clipped off the two lap dis
tance in the fast time of 2:02.3.
Considering that he was not press
ed at any time during the race,
this time is worthy of the Huskys’
attention. Walt has steadily
brought his time in the 880-yard
run down, but hasn’t been pushed
by another half-miler all season.
Washington’s Don Wold, winner of
the half mile against Oregon State
last week in 2:02, will give Walt
his first real competition this sea
son. Track fans expect this race
to be one of the day’s top features
as both men are heralded by
their schools as “tops” half-milers.
uuiuiuy juaumms, running cis lx
utility man, turned in a fast half
as he trailed McClure by only a
few strides. Johnny was declared
ineligible some four weeks ago,
but straightened matters out last
week to cop second in the two-mile
grind in the triangular meet last
Saturday, and showed his versatil
ity in the Wednesday time trial.
Coach Hayward has not announced
what distance he intends to have
Joachims run this Saturday, but
the cagey mentor will put
most points, which might be the
Sprinters practiced starts and
sped several separate hundreds in
Wednesday's other time trials.
Moving his sprint men to the cen
ter of the field, Colonel Hayward
deviated from his usual policy of
having the speed men test their
wares on the cinders. Running on
the cushion-like grass, the dash
men saved legs from undue strain
and the possibility of torn mus
Milers and other distance men
enjoyed a comparatively easy rest
Wednesday as Hayward had each
one of them pace a lap with Steve
Warren, stocky miler.
Faced with the same situation
as Joachims, Warren was forced
to lay off track for several weeks,
then found himself eligible for
meets and has been trying to re
gain his former shape.
Colonel Bill, his track team, and
track fans all hope the present
spring weather continues until
Yeomen, Omega Tie
In Feature Donut Tilt
Sigma Nu Hurler Gets No-Hitter; Walks,
Errors Give Runs to Ruin Shutout
Softball Schedule for Friday j
4:00 Field 1—Phi Gamma Delta |
vs. Kappa Sigma.
Field 2—Sigma Chi-Delta Up
5:00 Field 1 — Sherry Ross - Phi
Field 2 — Beta Theta Pi-Vil
For Beaver Go
The invasion of the Oregon
State Beavers this Saturday on
the Oregon Ducks courts will find
the Ducks ready to avenge the de
feat that happened at Corvallis
three weeks ago. The Beavers,
traditional friendly enemies of the
Webfoots, defeated the Ducks by
the very slim margin of four to
three. This is the Ducks’ final en
counter with the Beavers, who are
currently leading the Northern Di
vision race. The Ducks are in sec
Coach Paul Washke has quite a
time deciding who is to play the
number one and two spots on the
ladder with Jim Zeiger and Stan
Anderson alternately beating each
other. Anderson currently has one
match up on Zeiger. Now to make
it even more confusing for Wash
ke, the number three man, Harold
Philan, has beaten Anderson.
Washke is reported to have
something up his sleeve in regard
to the match with Oregon State.
What it is is not certain, but it
may have something to do with the
number one position on the team.
Ed Uglesich, who has been off
the courts for a couple of weeks
due to the serious illness of his
mother, is back seeking a spot on
The Washington State Cougars
are meeting the Washington Hus
kies today, and the Idaho Vandals
Please Return That
Ball and Glove; Bud!
Several baseball gloves and a
few softballs are missing from the
checkout window of the basket
room in the P-E building, officials
Will those persons who have
negligently carried away these
items please return them to the
basket window at once ? This
equipment is state property and
is for use by all students of the
University. It is to everyone’s
advantage, therefore, to see that
they are returned.
Listed among the missing gloves
are first baseman’s mitt, number
15, two fielders gloves, numbers
30 and 31, and a catcher’s mitt,
This is simply a case of care
less misplacement, as there have
been left in the stead of the state
equipment, five gloves, which be
long to individuals. These gloves
may be had by asking for them
at the window of the basket
Awaits Owners in PE
Shelves full of unclaimed athletic
garb are cluttering up the basket
room of the P-E building. Officials
of the basket room are tired of
viewing tennis rackets, basketball
shoes and gym clothes of every
description which have been left
in lockers during the past year.
There are several items which are
in good shape and which should
An eighth inning overtime still
failed to break the deadlock as the
Yeomen tied Omega hall, 8-8, in
Thursday’s softball tilts. SAE
trounced Sigma hall, 6-2, and Sig
ma Alpha Mu nosed out Phi Delta
Theta, 13-12, in other games. Butt,
pitching for Sigma Nu, pitched a
no-hitter to win his game with
Delta Tau Delta, 8-2, in the finale.
A five-run rally in the seventh
inning by the Yeomen tied up the
game with the Omega boys, 6-6.
In the first half of the eighth,
Browning, pitcher for the Omegs,
was walked by Halstead, the Yeo
men's chucker, to put a man on
first. Olts, the Omegs shortstop,
brought Browning home with a
homer to give Omega a two-run
lead. Two walks and a single from
Browning in the last half of the
inning, tied the game again at
eight all. Hits: off Browning^,
eight; Halstead, eight.
From what this writer could
make of the scoresheet SAE
turned in for their game with
Sigma hall, the score was 6-3
in favor of SAE. Popp, winning
pitcher, was found for four
hits, while the SAEs collected
14 hits from losing pitcher,
SAM barely nosed out the Phi
Delts as Buchwach, pitching for
the winners, was tapped for 14 base
hits. Buchwach backed up his
pitching with three hits in five
trips to the plate. The Sigma Al
phans found losing pitcher Stanton,
for 17 hits.
Holding the Delts hitless, Butt,
pitching for Sigma Nu, spoiled a
no-no game by walking three and
his teammate erred to score
runs. In the final stanza, Butt
walked three men in succession to
fill the bases. A costly error by
Malarkey, second baseman, scored
two runs to end the game 8-2. Sig
ma Nu found pitcher Eckelman of
the Delts for ten hits.
be worth a trip to the "P-E building
The owners of any of these ar
ticles may get them by asking for
them at the window of the basket
room. If this gear is unclaimed
at the end of this term, it will be
turned over to the athletic office
Vet Officer Urges
Pay Delay Report
Veteran students who do not re
ceive their monthly subsistence
payments during the first week of
May are requested to contact the
Checks are normally received by
veterans for the preceding month
sometime shortly after the first
day of the new month. In the event
of any change of address the vet
eran should supply the Veterans
administration with the new add
ress immediately, since the post
man may not deliver to any other
than current address of the payee.
Occasionally a student fails to
surrender his certificate and finds
that his check is held up. Upon
receipt of certificates of eligibility
veterans are urged to surrender
them to the assistant dean of
men’s office immediately.
Newest training officer in the
Veterans administration guidance
center is Melville Wadman. Mr.
Wadman was born and educated
in New Zealand, atentding Well
ington college before coming to the
United States. After serving
personnel director with Safeway
stores for a number of years, Mr.
Wadman joined the Marine Corps
where he was a drill instructor.