Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 03, 1949, Page 4, Image 4

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    Goes for Altitude
HOLDER OF MANY RECORDS, Oregon’s ace pole vaulter is search
ing for more world’s to conquer after vaulting 14 feet 6 inches last
Rass's Records Reflect
Astounding Vault Rise
If George Rasmussen, the hu
man aerialist, carried a coin for
•every record and recognition he
tias collected through his ever-in
'creasing skill in the pole vault, he
would easily deserve the nick
name of “old moneybags.”
Since he entered Oregon in 1946
•that time, he has steadily improved
litis ability to clear the bar, and
mow holds records for Webfoot
fluals with Idaho, Oregon State,
and Washington State, besides the
Northern Division mark at 14 feet
y, inches. George hit the ND rec
ord in the spring of 1948.
As his biggest thrill and disap
pointment rolled into one, “Ras"
names the Olympic trials at North
western's fields, Evanston, 111., last
summer. George claims that he
"choked up” badly in the face of
•ot her competing vaulters who were
soaring at 14 feet 8 inches. “Ras”
hit his peak that day at 13 feet 6
At the Texas relays last month,
George broke a standing vault
mark established in 1942 by Har
old Hunt of Nebraska. Rass’s 14
feet 2 Vi inches not only estab
lished a meet record, but netted
him a momentous trophy which
designated his leap as the out
standing performance of the Texas
Rass has been National Collegi
ate co-champ for two years, pres
ently sharing that honor with War
ren Bateman of Colorado. He
gained recognition as a Look mag
azine all-American during his last
year in high school, and was named
to the NCAA all-American track
team last year.
As sort of a topper-offer deluxe,
Ras is the Canadian national pole
vault champion, having copped at
the Caldonian games at Victoria,
B. C., the equivalent of our US na
tional tryouts.
With all those records in his hip
pocket, is it possible for Rass to
hit the 15-foot mark this season
as was predicted by Webfoot Coach
Bill Bowerman ? The answer—he
hit 14 feet 6 inches this week, one
I inch shy of the all-time U. of O.
j record held by one-time world
'champion George Varoff.
Power-Laden University House
Nine Submerges Sigma Kappa
It rained runs yesterday in girl’s
intramural softball when the Uni
versity house team drenched the
hapless Sigma Kappa crew by a
-ncore of 23-1 on the field by Ger
Jmger hall.
It was a near-shutout game pit
ched by Helen Williamson of Uni
versity house. Pat Neilson pitched
for the Sigma Kappas.
Starting forcefully at the very
b ‘ginning of the first inning, the
T/ni house team seldom slowed
down their pace, scoring 9 runs in
the first and 12 in the second.
One full-fledged home run was
made by Donna Willingham in the
second inning when she slammed
the ball far out in left center field.
The sole run made by the Sigma
Kappa team was scored in the sec
ond inning by Pat Neilson. She
•rounded the bases, one by one, tak
ing advantage of Uni house errors,
and slid in to home plate in a rather
unprofessional manner.
The number of errors committed
■in the game is absolutely beyond
comprehension. A conservative es
timate would be four errors for
each Uni house run.
The game was called at the end
of two innings due to the fifty-min
ute time limit.
Wet Grounds Postpone Tilt
Aiken Heads to
Coaches Clinic
Oregon Coach Jim Aiken is all
set to board a DC-6 tonight and
head for Cleveland where he will
lecture this weekend at the Cleve
land Browns football clinic, and as
a result of his absence, spring
practice has been suspended until
his return.
The clinic, supervised by Paul
Brown, coach and general manager
of the All-America pro organiza
tion, is one of the largest of its
kind in the country. Some 1200
high school and college coaches
flocked to it last year.
While in Ohio Aiken will inter
view five applicants for the assist
ant coaching berth, three of whom
are high schoolers; the other two
come from small colleges.
Order of 0 Meets
There will be an Order of the O
meeting this noon at the Sigma Al
pha Epsilon house, according to
Jim Bartelt, president.
Doubleheader Set
For Teams Today
Wet grounds postponed the tirst
game between* Oregon and Idaho
yesterday at Moscow. The two
teams will try to make up the tilt
in a double-header scheduled for to
THE VVEBFOOTS will go into
the games a heavy favorite. The
extra day of rest is expected to help
Don Kirsch’s mound staff. Dick De
Bernardi and Homer Bropst are ex
pected to be the starting hurlers for
Bruins Slate Trip
The University of California at Los
Angeles announced today a six
game barnstorming basketball
schedule during the next Christmas
It is contingent upon abandon
ment of the Pacific Coast Confer
ence tournament.
tfaothall ^JacticA, Pay ....
"Loyal Sublects" Quench
Both Thirst, Accountants
By Ken Metzler
Rain and mud failed to stop the
law school softball team as they
steamrollered (literally) the BA
team by a score of 15-1 Saturday.
The win was due to sheer force
in numbers. Football tactics pre
vailed as the lawyers overpowered
all opposition.
Not quite two innings were
played. The game was called when
the ball mysteriously disappeared
after two outs in the last half of
the second inning. Rumor explains
it that a loyal subject of Queen
Avery I pocketed the ball after de
ciding refreshments were more im
portant than softball.
Winning pitcher was Dovy Jo
“Blooper Ball” Carlos. Don Lind
stedt was on the mound for the
The first ball was thrown by
Her Gracious Majesty, Queen Av
ery I. Silence swept the spectators'
as the queen placed her dainty
feet on the mound and stood ready
to deliver the first pitch. A huge
ovation arose from the crowd as
the first pitch, a fast one Straight
down the middle, was thrown.
A quick survey of the law school
defense revealed a 20-man team—
nine playing softball, the other --
in a 6-2-2-1 football formation be
tween third base and home plate.
Although the BA team slammed
out two hits in the first inning
and seven in the second, only once
ivere they able to penetrate the
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formidable defense set up by the
The sole BA run was scored by
Luke Bacceleri in the second after
a series of line drives from the 20
yard line (first base). This put
him midway between third and
home plate. From there Baccelleri
maneuvered around left end to
score the tally.
A total of 77 errors were com
mitted—35 by the victors, 42 by
the vanquished. The lawyers drove
out 11 hits against nine for the
Douglas Hay started the ball
rolling for the legal men. He hit a
short grounder and was led
around the bases by a 7-man inter
ference squad. Two home runs
were batted out by the lawyers,
one by John Brooks, the other by
Carl Brophy.
the Ducks.
Oregon will go into the game still
leading the Northern Division by a
narrow margin over Washington
State, who has been beaten only by
the Ducks. Idaho on the other hand,,
is in the cellar with no wins and
seven losses.
THE KIRSCHMEN finished up
their series with the Cougars last
Saturday, suffering their first de
feat at the hands of the Baileymen.
Righthander Dick Stiles handcuf
fed the .Webfoots while his mates
pounded out a 9-5 win off Mel
Krause, making his second start
in as many days, and Dick DeBer
Prepsters Down
Frosh Thindads
A combined Eugene - University
high track team crushed Bill Bow
erman’s Frosh cindermen 111-41
Saturday on Hayward field in an
unscheduled practice meet.
The freshmen on last minute no
tice were able to collect only eight
men to enter in the meet. None of
the yearling’s top men who had
downed Vanport and OCE the day
beofre were available for the event.
Bill Soresby of the frosh was high
point man of the day, winning both
hrudles and the broad jump.
The prep schoolers, using the
lighter weights, easily annexed the
discus and the shot put.
Fijis Win in Tennis
Phi Gamma Delta downed Phi
Sigma Kappa 3-0 in intramural
tennis yesterday 3-0, taking all
matches. Bob Corgan beat Art
Wahlers 6-0, 6-1 in the singles
match. In doubles play, Chuck Cor
gan and Russ Waddell topped Don
Warnecke and Gordon Miller 7-5,
9-7 in one match and in the other
Bonnie VanAtta and Dick Haws
had a hard time subdueing George
Gross and Louis Bothwell, but fi
nally won out 7-5, 3-6, 6-4.
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