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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (May 24, 1949)
Lillie, Duck Alum,
To Assist Aiken
Confirmation of Jerry Lillie as
•Oregon’s new backfield coach fills
•out the Ducks' staff vacancies and
opens the way for them to turn all
their efforts toward regaining
their Pacific coast conference foot
LILLIE ASKED for his release
as athletic director and head foot
ball coach at Willamette univer
sity and his appointment to fill
the vacancy created at Eugene by
ttie resignation of Frank Zazula
was subsequently announced by
.Athletic Director Leo Harris.
Although he doesn’t plan to
amove here until the early part of
kluly, Lillie will attend the annual
(football clinic here this weekend.
40 YEARS OLD, Lillie com
menced his coaching career at St.
(Helens in 1931 after playing for
three years at Oregon. The first
alumni assistant under Jim Aiken's
treign here captured three league
Washington State’s jet propelled
Cougars clawed down all opposition
(last Saturday in Seattle as they
trolled up 62 points to win their 10th
Northern Division track crown. The
Oregon Ducks were second with
30 C. points, followed by Idaho with
22, Washington with 19M:, OSC
■with 16 and Montana with 15.
FRAN POLS FOOT, WSC’s ace
hurdler, was the heavy artillery in
'their title defense as he tied the ND
•record of 14.4 seconds in the 120
high hurdles and ran off with the
blue ribbon in the 220 lows.
Webfoot sprinter, Davey Fien
tltorne, shared the top scoring hon
ors with the Cougar stiekman, cap
turing first place in the century and
320-yard dash for a ten point total.
Wenthorne, turning in 9.7 second
century, equaled his best previous
tuning this season. .
OTHER FIRST PLACE winners
for the Webfoots were Woodley
Lewis in the broad jump and George
Rasmussen in the pole vault. Lewis,
dropping below 23 feet for the first
time in the past month, won the j
broad jump with a leap of 22 feet
■11 % inches.
Rasmussen copped the vault eas
ily with a 14-foot effort as he broke
the Husky stadium record of 13
feet 9 inches, but failed to up the
In Tennis Finale
Oregon’s varsity tennis squad, in
its season finale, failed to score a
single point in the Northern Divi
sion championship tournament, held
ui Corvallis Friday and Saturday.
The meet was won by the Uni
versity of Washington Huskies,
who collected 13 points before rain
'halted play. Oregon State was run
jierup with six. followed by Mon
tana and Washington State, with
four apiece. Idaho was also blanked.
Jim Biink and Jack Lowe, both
•Huskies, clashed in the singles fin
al, Brink held a one-set margin
when rain interrupted the contest.
George Rasmussen holds every
Oregon dual meet record with Nor
tthern Division opponents with one
exception — Washington. George
•Varoff, holder of the all-time Ore
gon mark, holds that record at 14
titles before shifting to Bend in
1936 and then to Grant high in
Portland in 1937, where he tutored
track as well as football.
In the latter sport he won four
city championships (two ties) and
one state championship, never fin
ishing below third, as well as one
state championship. Through
1942-43-44 his teams won 19 con
IN 1945 HE succeeded Phi Sar
boe as coach at Central Washing
ton and the following year moved
out to Punahau high in Hololulu.
It was the following year that
he took over at Willamette, where
his elevens have won 13 games in
20 starts as well as the conference
title in ’47. Last year the Bearcats
Lillie is married to an Oregon
grad, the former Ida May Nichols,
and has one son and three daugh
Lineups Ready for Game;
Calderwood Stars Monday
The exclusive claimed by The
Oregonian on Jerry Lillie’s ap
pointment as backfield coach at
Oregon was inaccurate. The Daily
Emerald ran the same story at the
same time as did the Portland da
ily, Saturday morning.
And speaking exclusively, the
Daily Emerald was the first to pre
dict that Bob McClure,, recently
named line coach, was in line for
the post and also published exclu
sive stories on his decision to ac
cept the offer as well as the actual
announcement of his signing.
Ergo, for the latest sports exclu
sives read the Daily Emerald and
say “I saw it here first!!”
Kirschmen Batter Bevos;
Finish With 10-4 ND Mark
Pouncing on three Oregon State
pitchers for 11 hits and 10 runs,
Don Kirsch’s Oregon Webfoots fin
ished up the 1949 baseball session
with a 10-7 win over the Beavers.
MEL KRAUSE went the route
for the win, giving up 10 hits but
holding the Aggies down in the
ND mark of 14 feet 2 >/2 inches. Both
records are held by Rasmussen.
Don Pickens, Bowerman's num
ber two vaulter, annexed second at
13 feet 6 inches while Lloyd Hickok
tied with Washington's Doug Rob
inson for fourth at 12 feet 6 inches.
LOU ROBINSON, Duck javelin
thrower, failed to defend his ND
title as the Cougars’ Leo Roininen
dethroned him with a 189 foot 7
In successfully defending their
title, the Cougars combined seven
first, five seconds, four thirds, and
three fourths as they figured in ev
ery event but the pole vault.
clutch. Chuck Sauvain was the
The game was the last of the
year for the Webfoots, and their
second win in three starts ov er
Ralph Coleman’s crew. They fin
ished the season in second place
behind Washington State, winning
10 out of 14 Northern Division
games. The Cougars had a 12-4
THE GAME was the last of their
college careers for Captain A1
Cohen, second-baseman Walt
Kirsch, outfielders Don Dibble and
Norm Henwood, and Pitcher Ho
mer Bropst. Kirsch and Cohen are
the only players ever to win four
baseball letters at Oregon. They
w-ill leave a big hole in the middle
of the Duck infield.
Bropst was one of the top pitch
ers for Kirsch. He picked up his
third letter during the season.
Dibble also won his third letter
and Henwood his second.
Capping a two-day program that
will keep over 150 visiting coaches
on the go all the time, Oregon’s
traditional intrasquad game on
Hayward field Saturday afternoon
will highlight the third annual
Spring Football clinic that opens
Friday, May 27.
JIM AIKEN announced his
starting lineups for the game,
which will, in effect, pit the first
ND Links Title
Washington State’s Cougars
came through with a surprise up
set Saturday at Moscow, Idaho, by
winning the annual Northern Di
vision golf tournament with a
team score of 572 for 36 holes.
The University of Washington,
pre-tourney favorites and defend
ing champs, wound up in second
place with 575. The rest of the
field included Oregon State, 581,
Oregon 591; Idaho, 614; and Mon
Dick Yost of Oregon State and
Jim Mallory of Washington came
in with sizzling five-under par 65 s
to break the old University of Ida
ho course record of 66 set by Lou
Stafford of Oregon. Yost was also
the day’s medalist with a 68-65—
Sid Milligan’s Webfoots finished
up as follows: Dom Provost, 142;
John Prince, 145; John Eckstrom,
153; Jim Donahue, 151, for the
Oregon total of 591.
and fourth teams against the sec
ond and third.
At ends for the Whites (consid
ered the first string) will be Dar
rell Robinson and Bob Anderson;
at tackles, Bob Roberts and Sam
Nevills; at guards, Ed Chrobot
and Chet Daniels, and at center,
Dave Gibson, Jim Caldervvood will ,
open at quarterback, with Jofiii
McKay and George Bell at the
halves and Bob Sanders at full.
FOR THE OPPOSING Greens,
it will be Nick Stevenson and Les ■
Hagen at the ends, Gus Knicke
rehm and Ray Lung at the tackles, ^
Dick Gaulden and Larry Hull at '
the guards, and Dick Patrick at
center. Earl Stelle, Chuck Miss- ■
feldt, Hal Cuffel and Dewayne
Johnson will compose the back
The Pacific Coast conference
track meets will command the at- ,
tention of Lou Robinson and Wood
ley Lewis and thus they will be un
able to compete. Steve Dotur, with
a leg injury, will probably have
to sit out the proceedings.
IN YESTERDAY’S scrum, Cal
derwood connected on 20 out of 21
aerials for what might be called
a fair to middlin’ afternoon. Two
practices remain besides Satur
The clinic itself will be mainly
composed of lectures on offensive
(Friday) and defensive (Saturday)
football as well as on training
methods and problems. Showing a
couple of movies are planned along
with a banquet and luncheon.
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