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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 26, 1949)
By DICK CRAMER
Emerald Sports Editor
According to all the rumors floating about, Jim Dixon, the
well-liked and respected Oregon State line coach, isn't going to
stay on at the Corvallis school. And this is despite frequent
statements by Kip Taylor that he wants the veteran mentor to
stay on under the new regime.
Dixon has put in a lot of time at the Corvallis institution,
aiding Lon Stiner in his tenure there. But now it seems he wants
iciuc chill hill) business.
Taylor wants to keep him on
the job, since he is familiar with
the Beaver setup while both he
and Bump Elliott are newcom
Part of Dixon’s decision to
retire may be that he doesn't
want to change systems, though
he has been a single-wing coach
all through his career and that
is the system Taylor will use.
The difference comes from the
modifications that will be put
in it, making it much faster and
trickier than Stiner’s system.
Webfoot Should Down Husky Thinclads
No track meet this Saturday for Bill Bowerman’s boys, with
Washington coming up the week after. The Webfoots will have
a good chance of winning this meet, though it seems that one
teams strength is the other weakness.
However, judging by comparative scores, which hold up bet
ter in track than almost any other sport, the Ducks should win.
This is based on the Huskies loss to Oregon State, coupled with
the latter’s loss to Idaho whom Oregon beat.
Washington has fallen off quite a bit as a track power. Along
with Washington State they have dominated the Northern Divi
sion meet, taking seven of the 19 championships. WSC has chalk
ed up nine, and Oregon two and Oregon State one.
Ducks Have Set World Marks
Incidentally, while on track. Oregon athletes have set five
world's records while trodding the cinderpaths. However, only
one still stands, Les Steers in the high jump.
Starting back in 1906, Dan Kelly was the premier sprinter in
the world, romping off a 9.6 century and a 21.2 220, both world
records. He failed to place in either event in the 1908 Olympic
games but did take second in the broad jump.
Throwing in some other Oregon stars of the past who reach
ed the Olympic games, Hawkins took third in the high hurdles
in 1912. There were two Ducks on the squad in 1920. Bartlett
taking fifth in the discus.and Tuck failing to place in the javelin.
Ralph Hill in His 1932 Olympic Controversy
In 1924 Spearow placed sixth
in the pole vault, the only Web
foot to go Olympicing that year.
And though he didn’t make any
Olympic journey, Ed Moeller held
the world discus record in 1929
with a 160 ft. 7.7 inch effort.
In 1930 Ralph Hill, one of the
greatest trackmen Oregon ever
produced, made his first appear
ance as a star. In that year he
set an American mark in the mile
In the 1932 Olympics he was a
key character in one of the more
controversial events in the hist
ory of the games. All through the
5,000 meter run he trailed one of
tiie top Finnish stars, trying to
pass the Finn but unable to be
cause the Scandinavian kept mov
ing back and forth across the
track whenever Hill started
Since the United States was
host team they could hardly enter
a protest officially, but it was
thoroughly discussed in the pa
pers. Hill’s time was 14.30, the
best mark run by a US citizen.
In 1936 Mack Robinson, big
brother Of the Dodgers Jackie,
came in second in the 200 meter
dash. Incidentally, he still holds
University of Oregon records in
the low hurdles and broad jump.
Hill’s mile mark and Moeller’s in
the discus also still stand for the
University, as does Steers in the
Varoff, Steers Set World Marks
In 1936 George Varoff set the world mark for the pole vault
with 14 feet 6V2 inches, and in 1941 Les Steers set the standard
in the high jump, going 6 feet, 11 inches.
Stters, incidentally, was a pretty fair all-round athlete. Not
only does his high jump mark still stand for the world, but he also
holds the NCAA mark, AAU record (he won the high jump in
this meet three years running), the PCC and Northern Division
records, plus an assortment of individual meet marks.
Buf Bill Hayward didn't use Steers for just one event. He also
saw dutv in the high hurdles, discus and javelin. In the latter
event he recorded a better than 194 foot heave, which would win
most college meets today. In the discus he threw the platter bet
ter than 140 feet, and stepped off the hurdles in a little over 15
seconds. What a man !
Winners Score Easy Victories
As IM Nines Resume Action
North field . . . Kappa Sigma vs Sigma Nu
South field . . . Sigma Phi Epsilon vs Omega hall
Upper field ... Phi Delta Theta vs Phi Sigma Kappa
North field . . . Sigma Alpha Mu vs Pi Kappa Phi
South field . . . Chi Psi vs Sigma Chi
Upper field ... Phi Gamma Delta vs Tau Kappa Epsilon
By John Barton
Intramural softball resumed un
der sunny skies yesterday on the P.
E. fields, after three days of lay
off last week.
In the day’s play, Campbell club
beat out McChesney hall 3-1, Beta
Theta Pi started late to take Stit
zer hall, 6-1, Cherney hall roared
through to beat the Legal Eagles by
a 7-5 count, Sherry Ross beat the
Yeomen by an 8-2 score, Pi Kappa
Alpha overcame Sederstrom hall
with a 7-1 count, and Sigma hall
forfeited to Phi Kappa Sigma.
CAMPBELL CLUB’S Cece Clay
got a no hitter for the six inning
contest and both teams showed
good pitching. All runs were scored
in the last inning, ending the game
with Campbell club ahead by a 3-1
Beta Theta Pi stood around and
watched the game for three innings
against Stitzer hall, and finally got
rolling to beat the Hallmen by a
lopsided 6-1 score.
BETA PITCHER Dale Bruegger
put in a good job, as did his mates
Rooks Hand Ducklings
Initial Loss Saturday
The Oregon State Rooks, paced
by right fielder Wendy King's home
run, downed the Oregon Ducklings
Saturday at Corvallis 7-4. It was
the first loss of the season for the
DON WHITE, All-City hurler
from Washington High, kept Web
foot bats well under control, whiff
ing 11 Frosh. Dick Waibel held the
Rooks to eight hits but five errors
gave the Staters the game. Only
King’s homer was earned.
The Rooks tallied first, getting
three runs on two errors and a hit.
In the fourth King connected for
his four-master, and two hits and
an error produced another counter.
THE YEARLINGS, trailing 5-0,
picked up two tallies in the fifth on
four singles and a walk. The rally
was stopped with the bases loaded
when the Hooks pulled the old hid
A walk, single, an error and a
long double scored the final two
Beaver runs in the sixth. Another
Frosh rally, this time in the seventh
produced two runs before White
stopped it vit the strikeout.
when on the defense in the field, but
the winners had trouble in every
thing they did at the plate until the
last frame, when they blasted
across five runs to sew up the
Cherney hall, still hot from its
upset win over ATO last week,
downed the winless Legal Eagles
with a 7-5 score.
CHERNEY MAN Tom Berry
slammed out a home run in the top
of the second inning, after his
mates already led 3-0 at the end of
the first frame. In the last half of
the second inning, however, as the
Eagle pocked over five runs, to tie
up the contest at 5-5, but Cherney
rallied to win.
SHERRY ROSS hall beat the
Yoemen by a score of 8-2 in their
win of the day. Hallman Dick Rein
er held Yeomen blows to a mini
PI KAPPA ALPHA got started
late, but came through to beat Sed
erstrom hall by a 7-1 count. Seder
strom copped a run in the first in
ning from a Pi Kap error over the
third baseman’s head.
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