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Ball Games Depend on Weatherman
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Rain Doesn't Hamper
Van Brocklin's Passes
By DICK CRAMER
Though hampered by muddy
footing and a steadily drizzling
rain, Oregon’s hard-working grid
ders turned in several good per
formances during yesterday’s two
hour spring football practice.
Norm Van Brocklin turned in a
good performance from his quar
ter-back slot, needing only more
practice to come up to last sea
son's best. The aforementioned
damp condition hampered Van
little, but his receivers were un
able to hang on to the slippery
pigskin, though the all-coaster was
hitting them on the nose.
Continuing his performances of
Wednesday, Woodley Lewis spark
ed, making several outstanding
runs. The Los Angeles speedster
showed the defensive team how to
cut, and one time faked his way
completely into the clear.
Jim Jr. Tricky
Another toe-dancer that can
sprint with the best of them, Jim
Aiken Jr., cut loose with a good
display of running. The 170-pound
er who last played for Nevada
broke away for several long gains.
The end spots were well taken
care of, with Dan Garza, Bob An
derson and Les Hagen, the last
transfer from Everett J. C., all
turning in good offensive perfor
mances. All three looked well in
snagging passes, handling the slip
pery pellet well.
Several good defensive were also
turned in, both in the line and
backfield. Johnny McKay played a
lot qf defense, coming up fast from
his safety slot to make tackles
within two or three yards of the
Two guards, one a letterman
and the other up from the Frosh,
played bang-up ball, stopping
many of the center drives. Letter
man Jim Berwick played consist
ently good ball, rarely being mov
ed out of position, while Chet Dan
iels, 190 lb. ex-frosh star, broke
up plays when on the defense, and
Earl Robinson, American com
poser, postponed the concert sched
uled Wednesday night until some
time next month. Due to the sudden
illness of his wife, Robinson has
found it impossible to keep his en
gagement in Eugene.
The concert was to be sponsored
by the One World Club.
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opened holes when he played on
the offensive team.
Aiken split the 90-man squad
into two sections taking 30 under
his wing, assisted by Dick Miller,
with Frank Zazula, Jake Leicht,
and Bob Sullivan running the rest
of the team. Aiken wants to get a
look at every man out, and thought
this was the best system. “If they
have the stuff and keep coming
out, we'll find them,’’ he said.
CRATER LAKE, Ore., April 8—
(UP)—Jack Meissner, husky Ore
gon skier, fought through a severe
snowstorm to Crater Lake lodge
today, completing a rugged, 300
mile ski trip along the sky-line of
the Cascade range from Govern
ment Camp on Mt. Hood.
After battling unusually severe
weather virtually all the way,
Meissner reported: “I ran into the
worst conditions on a mountain
only three miles from Crater Lake.
The weather and the snowdrifts
were so bad I had to take off my
skis and climb, and there were some
stretches where I could just bare
Meissner left Government Camp
February 18 on a journey so peri
lous forest officials urged him
against it. Meissner’s actual trav
eling time was 33 days. He spent
several days resting along the
route, including a four-day stop at
his home at Cascade Summit.
For the second weekend in a
row, the Webfoot track squad will
be forced to remain idle due to ad
verse weather conditionss.
Last Saturday, stormy skies pre
vented the running of the annual
OSC-Oregon dual relays, and yes
terday Mentor John Warren re
ceived word from the University of
Idaho at Moscow that a deluge of
rain and snow had turned the Van
dal track into a sea of mud. As a
result the Northern Division opener
slated for Saturday afternoon was
Previous to the Moscow call, the
Duck cindermen were scheduled to
leave yesterday afternoon for the
meet. On the basis of their strength
in the sprint and field events, the
locals were favored to repeat last
season’s performance and notch up
their initial victory of the confer
ence race at the Vandals’ expense.
Warren will keep his fingers
crossed until Saturday, hoping that
the weather will permit a heavy
workout for the thinclads.
Oregon draws a little-needed rest
from cinder competition next week
end, and are scheduled to meet
Washington State at Hayward
field on April 24.
Nevills Biggest Gridder
In Duck Spring Practice
By DICK MASE
Big, rough football tackles are
a welcome addition to any football
fold and it looks as though the
Webfoots have one in Purdue tran
sfer Sam Nevills. At 6 ft. 1 in. and
240 lbs. he is currently the most
plentiful gridder out for spring
The home-cooking of his wife is
helping him maintain his ample
figure, although Coach Aiken has
had the batter of the argument and
succeeded in sweating 20 pounds
off the Nevills’ frame.
During the war, the 22-year-old
tackle served in the European
theater and competed in football
and wrestling, excelling in both.
In 1945 he was selected on the All
Star ETO eleven, which was other
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wise dominated by ex-professional
The same year Nevills proved
his prowess in the grunt 'n groan
game by nabbing runer-up in the
ETO heavyweight tournament,
quite a feat for a 19-year-old lad.
Nevills attended high school at
Thornton Township, S o u t h s i d e,
Chicago, wheer he lettered four
years in football and track.
He and his wife have had one
child, a daughter, and they live in
Amazon village. Nevills will be a
junior next year, which shouldn’t
offend Jim Aiken, and might worry
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Lokctn, Wilkins Draw
Starting Mound Roles
. By BOB REED
The Oregon varsity nine will take
the field this afternoon, weather
permitting, at 1:30 for the first
game of a twin bill against Wil
The game will be played on the
lower Howe practice field.
Don Kirsch has indicated that
Whitey Lokan will be the starting
hurler for the Ducks. Kirsch nom
inated Lokan to work the first five
innings, and if he is not tired, will
finish the game. Dick Wilkins is
the choice to start the second game.
The starting nine probably will
be the same as that which opened
against the Frosh Wednesday. Ko
venz, Zurcher, and Wohlers in the
outfield; Stratton, Cohen, Kirsch,
and Bartle in the infield; and Bill
Burgher behind the platij. If Wil
lamette starts a left-hand pitcher,
however, Don Dibble will take over
in right field in place of Wohlers,
and Don Kimball will replace Ray
Stratton at third.
From all indications Bill Burgher,
the first string backstop, is .all set
to handle that all-important job of
No. 4 man in the line-up. Last sum
mer in the Cascade loop, Burgher
hit well over .350 and Mentor
Kirsch is counting on him to de
liver those needed base hits.
Kirsch will find out definitely
during the next four non-confer
ence games whether or not Burgher
will be capable of holding down
that vital spot in the line-up.
Yesterday, the Ducks participat
ed in a light workout only. Kirscn
sent his charges through stiff bat
ting drills in an effort to improve
the team’s offensive punch. How
ever, rain hampered the activities,
preventing some of the plans
Kirsch had made for the day.
Kirsch had the pitchers throw
ing hard, mixing up curves and
fast balls in order to give the hit
ters conditions more like an actual
HOLLYWOOD, April 8— (UP)—•
The San Francisco Seals, led by
the unusually tough top half of
their batting order, tonight took
their sixth straight victory, 11 to 9,
in a Pacific Coast league game
with the Hollywood stars here.
Alban Glossop’s second homer of
the ball game gave the Los Angeles
Angels a 4 to 3 victory over the
Oakland Acorns here tonight in a
12-inning Pacific Coast league con
! test before a rain-thinned crowd,
San Diego shortstop Bill Lillard
homered in the eleventh inning to
night to give the Padres a 7 to 6
overtime victory over the Portland
Beavers in their Pacific Coast
league baseball game played be
fore 3,482 fans.
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