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Ducks Lose Second Straight to Pilots
Up, Up and Away
NEW HOLDER of the Texas Relay pole vault record, Webfoot
< ieorge Rasmussen here demonstrates how he cleared 14 feet 2 >4
inches Saturday in Austin, Texas Saturday to set the mark.
Webfoot Ace Sets Vault
Reord in Texas Relays
By Dave Taylor
George Rasmussen, Oregon’s star
pole vaulter, established a new
Texas Relays vaulting record of 14
feet 2U inches last Saturday in
Austin. His mark was eight inches
better than his closest competitors,
all of whom were brought to the
meet by invitation from various
parts of the nation. He was expect
ed to reutrn to the campus late last
Rasmussen's spectacular leap
broke the old meet record of U feet
inch set l»y Harold Hunt of Ne
braska in 11)42.
most OUTSTANDING Oregon
pole vaulter since former world rec
ord-holder George Varoff left the
campus in 1939, Rasmussen is the
defending Northern Division cham
pion and co-NCAA titleholder. He
was also a state high school cham
P on while attending Bend high
Over 9000 people watched the
Webfoot vaulter rack up his record
shattering jump in the University
o! Texas Memorial stdium in Aus
tin in the second running of the fa
:-oils Lone Star State Relays.
Bill Bowcrinan, head track coach
at the University, said when he
learned of Rasmussen's Texas per
t •rnianee, “This is onl\ a preview
„* what George will do this season,
il believe lie’ll cross the bar at bet
ter than 15 feet before the season
KASMl'SSKN NOW holds the
N u thern Division record with a 14
f et 2'j inch leap set last year.
However, he cleared the bar three
t lies in 194S at 14 feet 7 inches, but
knocked down the crossbar with his
bond each time during his descent.
Besides being the first University
i oi Oregon man to enter tne texas
■ Relays, Rasmussen is the first Ore
j gon athlete to ever enter a national
! outdoor event before the start of
; the conference season, and the first
to compete out of the Northwest be
fore the regular season since Geor
ge Varoff went to the Boston Gar
dens in 1939.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 4—
IAP)— Bill Burgher, Portland
catcher, hit for a perfect average
og 1,000 in four games against
San Francisco last week to top
Pacific coast league batters for
the season’s opening baseball se
ries. Infielders Joe Damato, Los
Angeles, playing in two contests
and George Genovese. Hollywood,
in one game, also had perfect plate
The week's best slugging per
formance, however, went to Luke
Faster, giant Negro first baseman
of the San Diego Patres, who hit
three homers and knocked in ten
i uns while walloping the ball for
.500 in six games. Joe Marty, Sac
ramento outfielder, also drove in
ten markers while batting ,34S in
Frosh Tennis Meeting
There will be an organization
meeting this afternoon at three for
all Frosh tennis hopefuls. Coach
Saal Lesser has asked for all inter
ested to report to the University
tennis courts at that time.
Home conference games of the
Oregon baseball team will again
be broadcast by station KOAC,
James M. Morris, program man
First broadcast will be on
April 13, at 2:55, when the Web
foots meet Idaho at Howe field.
The station will carry a 16-game
schedule, airing eight Oregon
games, and a like number from
OSC. Broadcast time for all
weekday games will be 2:55,
with Saturday games coming on
the air 30 minutes earlier.
The schedule will close with
the 4-game Oregon-Oregon State
series to be played May 13, 14,
20, and 21.
Oregon Held in Check
As Portland Goes Wild
Don Kirscns uregon vveuiuuw,
taking it on the chin for the second
time in a row, left their slugging
tools in the dugout yesterday, and
left their pitching there too, as a
scrapping Portland University nine
rang up a 10-3 victory.
This afternoon at 3 o’clock the
Ducks will host Lewis & Clark Col
lege on lower Howe Field.
Dick DeBernardi and Rube Be
sada served up the offerings to the
highly geared Pilots, but the hits,
15 of ’em, rained back rather fast.
Portland got to DeBernardi for 3
Grid Drills Start as 101
Aspirants Draw Suits
It was either-flinging time out
on the lower practice field yester
day afternoon as 101 spirited pig
skinners pranced through the open
ing drill of the grueling 30-day
spring practice schedule.
Included in the turnout was a
batch of 16 returning lettermen
from last year’s ball club, 17 re
turning squad members, 18 trans
fers, 23 freshmen and 27 newcom
The boys didn’t waste much time
in getting around to that afore
mentioned leather-slinging. The
quarterbacks were pegging passes
(and in handsome style, too), while
the linemen were flailing away in
the front line trenches.
Earl Stelle, letterman, and Frosh
hope Jim Calderwood exhibited
Oregon women will have their
first chance to participate in an In
tercollegiate Play Day on this cam
Female sports enthusiasts from
other schools in the state will arrive
then to compete in tennis, badmin
ton and ping pong tournaments;
softball; swimming; volleyball and
Under the local leadership of
Mary Stadelman, Pat Mounts, an
Janice Neely events will start at
noon Saturday and terminate at 6
All girls interested in participat
ing in any of the games are urged
to contact Pat Mounts or Joan Mim
Though a similar meet was held
last year at Heed College, it is hop
ed that a Woman’s Play Day at Ore
gon can become an annual event.
With Joan Mimnaugh as chair
man of the invitations committee,
all Oregon colleges have been invit
ed to attend. So far, Lewis and
Clatk, Oregon State and Eastern
College of Education have accepted.
Decorations, with Bernice Gar
troll as chairman, will center around
the theme of “Animal Fair.” Other
committee heads include Margaret
Edwards, registration; Delight Ko
lar, games; Georganne Gettler,
clean-up; and Margaret Hunt, tea.
Appointed officers of WAA will
in future be selected after annual
elections instead of before, accord
ing to a new amendment to the
WAA constitution passed at the
end of last term.
House athletic managers will
meet tonight in Room 121 Gerlinger
hall. Information regarding tennis
and softball intramural competi
tion will be given out at that time
according to Janice Neely, head of
some classy marksmanship in their
first trials for the ’49 campaign.
Over 50 per cent of their heaves
made connections, and Calder
wood’s average zoomed above the
.600 mark. Particularly impressive
on the receiving end were Darrell
Robinson, Bob Anderson and Les
Working at the wingbacks were
Johnny McKay and Bunny Easter
at the right half and George Bell,
Woodley Lewis, and Dewayne
Johnson at left half. Bob Sanders
and Bud Boqua went in at full.
Particularly noticeable was the
burst of speed flashed by Lewis.
He seemed a mite faster than he
was last year.
In the line, Sam Nevills, Bob
Roberts and Gus Knickerehm were
running on the first string at the
tackles; Ed Chrobot, Dick Gaul
den, Chet Daniels and Don McCau
ley at the guards, and Dave Gib
son. The work of Gaulden, Pete De
Santos and Hale Paxton, all trans
fers, as well as that of MacCauley,
a graduate from the frosh, came
in for special praise.
New IM Team
Intramural manager Jim Vitti
announced yesterday that the long
standing softball team known as
the Fizzeds have dropped from this
year’s race. Their place on the I.M.
schedule is to be taken up by a
group of young gentlemen who call
themselves the Thirteenth Street
Athletic Club. Vitti says he sus
pects a strong dark-horse team in
the new outfit.
digits in the opening two innings,
and kept pecking away in medium
sized chunks until things got pretty
much out of hand.
He gave over to Besada after the
fifth inning with the score 6-1
against him. Hart Rasmussen led
the onslaught with bingles, driving
out every thing except a home run
—and teammate Leo Grosjacques'
took care of that little matter with
a circuit clout in the very last inn
ing. Leo Keppinger collected three*
hits, including a triple.
Meanwhile, the Ducks w ere.
pretty much held in check by the
slants of Rod Owens. This slender
star boarder not only went the*
route, giving up seven safeties, but
also came through with a timely
double and single to help himself
Johnny Kovenz and A1 Cohen
were the big stick men for the
Lemon-and-Green, each managing
to collect two hits off Owens.
Rasmussen's doubled in Keppin
ger, who had singled, for the game's
PORTLAND PUSHED across
two more in the second frame, Mor
ris Mulhern and Keppinger sand
wiching a walk and a triple, respec
tively, around Owen’s double.
In the third Owens again came
through, singling home Rasmussen,
who had gained life on an error,,
Walt Spitznagle romped in a mo
ment later when, with sacks clog
ged, Keppinger took a base on balls.
In the top of the fifth the Pilots
added another marker when Hal
McKee’s loft to the outfield with
bases full brought home Bob Baker,
who had opened the inning wifn a.
PORTLAND CAME through for,
3 more runs in the sixth. Walks to
Rasmussen and Spitznagle started
things off, and matters were not*’
helped any (from an Oregon view
point) when catcher’s throw went.,
This misfire allowed Rasmussen t
to lumber plateward, and sent
Spitznagle to second, from where _
he scored on Pat Polich’s double.
Polich tallied seconds later himself
on an infield out by the opportune.
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Order of 0 Meet Set
There will be an order of O meet-*
ing this noon at the Kappa Sigma-,
house. All members are urged to at
tend as elections will be held, ac
cording to President Roger Wiley.
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