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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 3, 1950)
By DAVE TAYLOR
Emerald Track Writer
All. spiing is here at last. YY ith spring comes some sunshine,
some rain, and best of all, the track season. So far during the
school year of 1949-50, Webfoot sports followers haven’t had too
much to cheer about. Except for several sparkling individual
performances, Jim Aiken’s footballers came out a losing ball
club that is, they lost more than they won. Then came basket
ball. which produced some surprises, but ended with the Ducks
in the cellar. 1 he big thing that hurt John Warren's cagers was
the back injury of high scoring Paul Sowers.
Except for a couple hot nights in the opening series against
Washington State, Sowers lost that phenomenal one-handed
shot from out near the sidelines. With that bad back, he couldn’t
be expected to play under the hoop, so his offensive effectiveness
was limited at best.
Another low blow to the Ducks’ hoop stock was administered
before the season w<is even underway. That was when Don Peter
son. classy letterman guard, was forced to have a leg operation
which held him out of action long enough to miss the 1950 season.
However, everything from the maples this year didn’t come
to naught. Jack Keller and Mel Krause developed into two fine
sharp shooting guards who are equally as deft when it comes to
ballhandling. Next year will be better, anywav.
... And Bill Admits It
" Getting- back to the present topic at hand. Bill Bowerman has
one of the strongest track teams this year that ever came out of
the University, and he’ll be the first to admit it.
Down through the years, Oregon has produced numerous
nationally recognized track and field stars, men like Les Steers,
George Rasmussen, Ed Moeller, Boyd Brown, George Varoff,
Ralph Hill, Mack Robinson, and Len Holland. However, the
catch is that these men appeared at the University separately and
were the only outstanding members of the late Colonel Bill
This year, the Ducks are loaded with prize talent. Going down
the individual events, in the 100-yard dash and 220, Bowerman
has Davy Henthorne, Northern Division sprint king, Bill Fell,
outstanding transfer star, anl A1 Bullier, Henthorne’s running
mate last- year, as the top three. Although* this is very early to
judge, these three look like the best in the Northwest.
In the 440, Phil Jones, stylish sophomore from Bond, will
lead last year’s veterans, Jack Countryman and Dennis Sullivan.
Walt McClure, son of a former Olympic star from Oregon, will
handle the 880-yard run. He should be faster than last year when
his only defeat was to Washington State’s Bill Parnell.
Jack Hutchins, Canadian Olympic team member, Art Back
lund, sophomore from Medford who owns the state high school
mile record, Bob Stansberry, find discovered by Bowerman, dur
ing last fall's Ralph Hill cross country run, and Pete Mundle,
veteran distance man for the Ducks, gives the Webfoot coach
considerable material to choose from for the mile and two-mile
World's Second Best
The field events have a good sturdy foundation stemming
from the pole vault. George Rasmussen, recognized internation
ally as the “second best vaulter in the world,” will head the
% Ducks’ star three-man contingent which dominated the North
ern Division last year. Don Pickens and Lloyd Hickock, Oregon’s
“other two vaulters,” may not get the headlines, but they are of
a vaulting caliber that any coach on the coast would like to have
on his track squad.
The broad jump is another stout Webfoot event with
Woodley Lewis, ND champion, Bob Weber, senior who was in
jured late last season, and Bill Hutchinson, intramural discovery
of last term, as the first three candidates so far. The javelin
has Chuck Missfeldt, holder of the national AAU high school
record toss of 213 feet, Earl Stelle, and Buz Newcomer, veterans
from last year, as the leading candidates out so far.
The shot put and discus have practically the same members
as last year except for the loss of Ray Heidenrich, ND platter
king of 1946. Bob Anderson, Plale Paxton, Herb Nill, Bob Craig,
and Lou Langer, a group of husky football players, will hold
down this entry for Bowerman.
How High Is the Top
The remaining field event, the high jump, needs topflight
material badly. Dave Kolderu Dan Cudahy, and possibly
Woodley Lewis, considering the latter's performance against
Oregon State last year, make up the Duck team, but none are
better than 6 foot 2 inch jumpers.
This looks weak on the surface, but the best jump in the
Northern Division during the last two years has been only 6 foot
4vinches by OSC’s Ken Elliott, so who can say what potentialities
this event holds.
That’s the team, individually by events. It has its baptismal
of fire this Saturday when Oregon State invades Hayward Field
for the annual Oregon-Oregon State Relays. Plow the relays turn
out should give some indication of the team’s strength.
The ASUO Executive Council
will have final word in the selection
of petitioners for the editorial staff
of the 1950-51 Ore-nter, freshman
This information was received
Friday from Olga Yevtich, assist
ant to the 'director of the Student
Miss Yevtich said petitions would
be accepted by the Publications
Board until Saturday noon, Apr. 8.
The Board will then review peti
tions and recommend qualified peti
tioners to the Council for final
Students petitioning for head
positions on the Emerald and Ore
gana staffs will be interviewed at
the Apr. 12 meeting of the Publica
Positions open are editor and
business manager of each of these
publications. Petitions must be
handed in to the Student Union
office by noon of Apr. 8.
Fraternities Pledge 52
During Winter Rushing
The following men were pledged
to fraternities during the open
rush period from Jan. 28 to Mar. 11.
Alpha Tau Omega: G. Melvin
Chi Psi: John A. Elorriaga.
Delta Tau Delta: Adrian Hale,
Claire C. Inghram, Abbott E.
Paine, Gordon J. Pynn, Ralph Hick
Delta Upsilon: Archie Cooke,
Lance G. Day, Gordon S. Howard,
Frank R. Lawrence, Wesley K.
Robinson, William Snowden.
Lambda Chi Alpha: William
Gage, Brent W. Robbins, Robert
Phi Delta Theta: Del Weaver.
Phi Gamma Delta: Donald J.
Phi Kappa Psi: Robert S. Fur
rer, G. Wallace Humphries, Eu
gene A. Rose.
Phi Kappa Sigma: James An
thony, Richard Bjorklund, Richard
UO Professors Attending
Portland Education Meet
r-. is. Jacobson, dean of the
School of Education, and education
professors H. B. Wood, R. G. Lang
ston, and P. E. Eiser, will repre
sent the Oregon School of Educa
tion at the 47th annual convention
of the Oregon Education associa
tion in Portland today and Tues
The four left Eugene early this
morning to attend the 9:30 a. m.
opening session of the convention
in Portland’s public auditorium.
■ ' Discussions
The convention will feature dis
cussions and talk on teaching high
school and grade school students
to live in a world menaced by the
atom bomb. Over 3,500 educators
are expected to attend the Port
Many University of Oregon
professors and instructors are
scheduled to participate in sec
tional meetings for subject-field
and special-interest groups.
Mrs. Jean K. Glazer, professor
of art education, will preside over
those interested in art education
and interest groups.
Campbells to Speak
Laurence R. Campbell, professor
of journalism, and Mrs. Campbell,
will both speak to the section of
journalism. C. P. Schleicher, pro
fessor of political science, will add
to the discussion on language arts
and social studies.
The special education division
will hear P. A. Killgallon, professor
of education, speak. D. M. Dough
erty, head of the Foreign Language
Department, will preside over the
foreign language meeting. The
Oregon Council of Geography
Teachers at the convention will
hear Samuel N. Dicken, head of the
Geology and Geography Depart
To Show Filins
Donald L. Hunter, director of
the Audio-visual Department, will
show two films to the audio-visual
division. He will also act as coun
selor to teachers during the meet
ing. Five members of the secre
tarial science staff in the Business
Administration School will discuss
problems of teaching secretarial
science in high schools.
David M. Dougherty, head of the
foreign language department, will
chairman the foreign lanuage sec
tion. Carl L. Johnson and Bernardo
Gicovate, professors of romance
languages, will speak on “Argen
tina Today—Its Social Structure
and Educational System,” and “A
Survey of the History of French
Other speakers will be Waurine
Walker, president of the Texas
State Teachers’ Association; Dr.
John Harvey Furbay, world trav
eler and author; Henry Toy Jr., ex
ecutive of the National Citizens
Commission for Public Schools;
and Dr. I. James Quillen, author
and Stanford professor.
Most of the University staff
members attending the conclave
will return to the campus Tuesday
WSSF is the American agency
for World Student Relief, which
involves 36 nations.
McDaniel, Richard Whittaker.
Phi Sigma Kappa: Milton Brown,
Robert Christian, Jack Napper.
Pi Kappa Alpha: Norman And
erson, Harold Ireland, Thomas P.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon: James W.
Fenimore Jr., John P. Lynch.
Pi Kappa Phi: Jack Gardner,
Glen Garrett, Robert D. Potts.
Sigma Chi: Clyde Fahlman.
Sigma Phi Epsilon: Barton Cross,
Lawrence Hobart, Michael Lundy,
James Rippey, R. Bruce Shaffer,
Harlan T. Thoreson, William A.
Tuck, Edward C. Tyler, Paul Wil
Sigma Nu: William Briot, Ger
ald AndersCn, Nelson Durbin, Nor
val Ritchey, Don Schmidt.
Theta Chi: Bruce A. Koppe.
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