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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (May 20, 1948)
By DON FAIR
Olympic contributions from the various colleges and uni
fversities throughout the nation have been made public, and
lOregon’s donation was a credit to the school. The University
ranked 14th in the country,
■♦with a contribution of $1545.50,
,which was fourth on the coast.
Southern California, UCLA,
and Washington were ahead of
Oregon, as the former three un
iversities donated over $2000
apiece. Ohio State- with a to
tal of $7329.06, was tops na
tionally and Yale second.
But the interesting factor
about this is that Oregon
' State, which has a peculiar
VKOulJ t-AfA i’OfJCK
'fancy of taking slams at our country club" school made the
least contribution on the Pacific Coast with with $17.30. Yes,
t the Aggies are always dwelling on their laurels of winning
records, but just how are they going to explain this?
Eugene's Showing Merits Mention
Perhaps they’ve spent so much time compiling such won
'■ilerful records that the Beavers neglected this minor point.
When you stop to realize that a city the size of Eugene was
I able to place 14th on a national scale in donations, the Web
foot school can feel mighty proud of the showing.
Baseball coach Don Kirsch has heard nothing official
about the selection of the northern division winner—
—whether by percentage or by games won and lost. How
ever Kirsch explained that per cent would probably
decide the eventual outcome.
A look at the standings now means that Idaho must win
out of the two remaining games with Washington State to
keep alive Oregon’s chances at the crown. If this happened,
the Ducks will have to capture their final two contests from
Oregon State- and then the Webfoots and Cougars would be
knotted for the title.
A Playoff Would Be Necessary
Oregon would have 10 victories and 5 defeats and WSC
8 and 4, both for a .667 percentage. If this quirk of circum
stances should occur, it would probably necessitate a playoff
between the Ducks and Cougars to select the nine which
would meet Southern California for the Pacific Coast toga,
and a shot at the NCAA championships.
For some home life news- A1 Popick became a proud
father Sunday when his wife gave birth to a girl in Port
land. Frank Zazula- Oregon backfield coach, is expecting to
be passing out cigars any day now. Zaz has been in such
a fuss that he has missed instructing gym classes the last
couple days. But an old hand at the experence, line coach
1 Dick Miller, has been taking over in his absence. Miller is
a father—a boy, Barry Lee—of three months now. Zazula
is making no wild speculations as to the outcome, but may
be counting just a little bit on a girl.
Passing statistics kept on the spring practice grid workouts
show the Oregon quarterbacks have attempted 637 passes and
completed 366 for 57 per cent. Norm Van Brocklin naturally
leads the throwers with 252 completions in 414 tries for an av
erage of .60. Understudies Earl Stelle and Joe Tom have per
centages of 54 and 46 respectively.
Charts Determine Good Plays
One big reason why these daily passing charts are kept is
that they give a key to the coaches as to the success of the dif
ferent aerial plays. For instance if a new pass play is used with
continued success in the scriminages, chances are then head man
Jim Aiken will adopt it in his system. But if a play meets with
little success, it can be junked before spending too much fruit
less time on it.
Team baseball batting averages skidded to .255 from .264
this past week. First baseman Dick Bartle is still top man
with the willow. Bartle has 18 safeties in 48 trips for a swat
mark of .375. Only other .300 hitters on the Webfot team
are Pat Wohlers, with .353, and Johnny Kovenz, with .315.
Of note about Wohlers’ average is that every one of his 12
blows has been a single,—not an extra base clout in the lot.
Bartle has scored the most runs 14, hits 18, homers 2, and runs
batted in 11. Kovenz, Bartle. Bill Burgher, Hal Zurcher, and
Don Dibble each have a lone triple; and Burgher and A1 Cohen
lead in two base hits with three. Kovenz leads the stolen base
department with three.
Idaho’s upset win over Washington Tuesday was the
first loss of the season suffered by Husky righthander Max
Soriano. Kirsch rates Soriano, Ward Rockey of Washing
ton State, and Chuck Sauvain of Oregon State as the three
* top hurlers faced by the Webfoots this year.
Victims of Mortar
Board to Retaliate
Men who made the Mortar Board
waterbag list are uniting to fight
the women, it was rumored last
night. Mortar Board has “request
ed” that violators of women’s
week be present for water-bagging
at 12:30 p.m. today in front of the
Side and the male victims have
urged each other to bring paddles
with them and turn tables on the
women. Men of Oregon unite!
Bring your paddles! 12:30 at the
Oaks Buy Lombardi
OAKLAND, Cal., May 19—(UP)
—Ernie Lombardi, long-time ma
jor league catching great, today
was sold by the Sacramento Solons
to the Oakland Acorns for an un
disclosed amount of cash.
President Clarence (Brick) Laws
of the Oaks announced the deal,
and Yubi Separavich, business
manager of the Solons, confirmed
Lombardi asked the Sacs for the
transfer to Oakland so that he
could be near his wife, who is se
riously ill in an Oakland hospital.
A prohibitive price is what keeps
one from buying a luxury he
couldn’t afford anyway.
Warren to Take Nine
Thinclads to ND Meet
Varsity mentor John Warren an
nounced yesterday that a nine-man
track squad will represent Oregon
in the Northern Division finals to
be held at Missoula, Montana, Sat
Two additional thin-clads, Don
Pickens and Jim Porter, broad
jumper and weight-man respectiv
ely, who have been on the injured
list for some time, were pronoun
ced ready for action this week.
Warren has been having difficulty
in securing berths for the pair on
the flight Friday, but said that if
the necesary arrangements could
be made, the roster will be expand
ed to include them both.
Among the Webfoot cindermen
selected to face the best that the
ND can offer, are four defending
champions from last year’s meet
in Seattle. They are, George Ras
mussen, Lou Robinson, Ray Heid
enrich, and Dave Henthorne.
Ftole-vault ace Rasmussen and
Robinson in the javelin are unde
feated thus far in the 1948 season,
and are strong favorites to retain
Double title-holder Dave Hen
thorne, the little sprinter who an
nexed both the 100 and 220 last
year, has been on the side-lines
during most of the current season
with a pulled thigh muscle. This
combined with the inclement
weather whicn nas prevented him
from reaching the peak of con
dition may hamper his chances for
a repeat performance Saturday.
The remaining member of the
"Big Four,” discus-hurler Ray
Heidenrich was out-thrown in the
University of Washington meet,
but is still a strong contender for
top honors in the platter event.
Remaining members o f the
squad are: Jack Doyle, high and
low hurdles: Bob Weber, 100 and
220; Skiles Hoffman, broad-jump:
Pete Mundle, mile; and Merc
CHICAGO, May 19—(UP) —
Lennie Merullo, Chicago Cubs
shortstop last year, has been sold
to Los Angeles of the Pacific
Coast League, the club disclosed
Don Johnson, also an infielder,
has been optioned to the Des
Moines club of the Western League
subject to recall, the Cubs said.
OPEN LETTER TO NEW YORK CANDIDATE
I Your campaign committee published our names without our consent in
| a large, expensive political advertisement last Thursday in the Portland Ore
gonian, stating that as war veterans we were supporting you in the Oregon
primary. The name of James F. O’Neil national commander of the American
Legion, was also printed in very large type without his authority in the same
\ We are not supporting your candidacy.
j As veterans and young men we are not familiar with the rules of politics,
but we are sure that we have the right to say whether our names shall be
used in this way. It may be that you do not know of the deceitful misrepresen
tation by which your political managers are trying to deceive the people.
We feel, however, that this trickery is going too far. /
Mr. O’Neil has sent a telegram which shows that he also feels that this
is improper campaigning. His telegram reads as follows:
“Use of my name in any manner to infer my support of ■
Thomas E. Dewey unauthorized. Neither National Commander jl
nor American Legion could indorse any candidate even if he or I
iti so desired.” (Signed) JAMES F. O’NEIL, I
j National Commander American Legion I
As war veterans we believe in honest politics. PLEASE STOP THIS
; We have personally raised the money to pay for this ad.
Rodney E. Dickinson, Sherwood, Ore,
Merle Aden, Wilsonville, Ore.
Robert P. Dunn, D.illas, Ore.
Ted Baker, Eugene, Ore.
Robert Steeves, Salem, Ore.
Herb Ray, Salem, Ore.
Charles Poindexter, Astoria, Ore.
Dar Johnson, Lake Grove, Oregon
Alan Hollowell, Oregon City, Ore.
Ed Anderson, Eugene, Ore.
Jim Popp, Eugene, Ore.
Merle Helm, Portland, Ore.
Richard Logan, Bend, Ore. j
Bob Wallace, Eugene, Ore.
George Reese, Eugene, Ore.
Marty Pond, Portland, Ore.
Maxwell W. Angus, Portland, Ore.
Ernest C. Burgard, Portland, Ore.
PAID ADVERTISEMENT BY THE ABOVE-NAMED WAR VETERANS
Paid Adv. Ernest C. Burgard, 6345 N. Albina