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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 4, 1950)
By SAM FIDMAN
Emerald Sports Editor
May the time-honored soul of Abner Doubleday rest in peace.
It couldn t have started in any other, baseball'community—it
hdd to be Hollywood—. If Doubleday’s spirit could have been
granted two and a half hours on earth the day that the Stars
launched their campaign to ruin the majestic old national past
time, it would have shriveled up and slid under the door of a lost
and found bureau.
Since everyone doesn’t slide right, there will be a surplus on
the ‘ strawberry” market if the “panties”-idea catches on—.
Some one is almost sure to pick up the new fad and capitalize
The manufacturers of athletic uniforms and gear would love
that; but maybe this ridiculous affront on baseball’s dignity will
be confined to its birthplace. That would be okay—since lack of
dignity-seems to be prevailajjt in the Hollywood area. '
Men and Boys
Another possibility for the ‘‘new look" would be to adopt it for
all the minor leagues. Leave the majors in conventional garb—
that way it would be easy to tell'the men from the boys.
Let’s just imagine for a moment that all the great stars of the
^ past were clad in shorts—. Rotund, spindly-leggy Babe Ruth,
idol of the baseball world, would have been comical rather than
colorful. What if that old Murderers’ Row would have appeared
in the ball park in short pants—; even if some of them did have
All the majestic splendor that is baseball’s would-be lost—.
Arguments for the outrageous innovation are—more freedom
of action, less suffering from the blazing summer sun. The idea
is that after a while the fans would get used to it—.
The Dimple's the Thing
But just imagine a baseball great posing for a Hall of Fame
picture—“Be sure and take me from the left side; that knee has
At any rate, it would ruin things for the youngsters. They go
through childhood in shorts—and work up to the point where
they can wear, long pants—and baseball suits. That’s not pro
gress—is a bloodless revolution.
Just as the ladies’ new look gains full acceptance, and millions
of sloppy knees that should be hidden are hidden, baseball comes
up with an idea to expose hundreds of sloppier ones. The con
cessionares ought to squawk too—an outfit such as Hollywood’s
is bound to ruin the appetites of the millions who love to gorge
themselves on hot dogs and soda pop at the ball park.
Speaking of concessions, the new establishment at Howe
Field is slated to open for business this afternoon for the UO
Portland University game.
The American Association of College Baseball Coaches failed
to push through either one of their two proposals designed to
m curb professional baseball’s raiding of college rosters. They
wanted (1) either to have the college ball players protected until
their class had graduated, similar to the one now in effect in pro
fessional football, or (2) a plan whereby college players could
not be signed until they had registered for their sophomore year.
At the last annual meeting of the Association, in January,
Brooklyn's Branch Rickey suggested to college baseball coaches
that it would be a good plan to try for an agreement whereby or
ganized baseball would not tamper with college players after
the beginning of their sophomore year.
LOS ANGELES—(UP)—Kenny Washington, negro col
lege and pro football star, today signed a professional baseball
contract with the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast Lea
The 31-year-old outfielder workd out with the New York
Giants during spring training but was not signed by Manager
Leo Durocher who said he felt Washington needed more groom
LOS AXGEES—(UP)—Manager Fred Haney said Monday
those new-fangled shorts his Hollywood Stars played in Satur
day and Sunday are "no joke” and the team will plav all after
noon games in the new uniforms from now on.
‘‘We’re deadly serious about this,” Haney said. “We think it
will improve the efficiency of our players.” Haney’s comment
was contained in a message to a luncheon meeting of Los Ange-1
Its sports writers.
Women to Hold
The Third Annual Women's Busi
ness Conference, sponsored by Phi
Chi Theta, national women’s busi
ness honorary, will be held here
Features of the conference will
be addresses by business women
in the personnel, accounting', and
retail merchandising fields.
All interested persons, including
former Phi Chi Theta members in
Portland and Eugene, local busi
ness women, and women employed
on the campus may attend.
Victor P. Morris, dean of the
School of Business Administration,
will open the conference with a
welcome address at 1:15 p. m. in
Alumni Hall, Gerlinger.
A dinner in the Anchorage Cafe
at 5:30 will feature a talk by Mrs.
Vera Berney, women’s personnel
supervisor for Crown Zellerbach
Company. Other conference speak
ers will be Miss Betty Robb, Buyer
for Charles F. Berg of Portland,
and Miss Hilda Freed of the Price
Waterhouse Company, also of
Oregon State business and tech
nology faculty and members of the
OSC Phi Chi Theta chapter have
All-Campus Vodvil workers were
showered with questions yesterday
as the result of an Emerald error
giving Friday, Apr. 7, as the date
for the show. The correction date
is Apr. 14.
Monday’s Emerald also incor
rectly stated that petitions for
Emerald editor and business man
ager would be accepted up to Apr.
8 with selections to be made Apr.
Petitions will be accepted by -the
Student Union Office until noon,
May 13. Interviews will be held
Four faculty members and ap
proximately 15 senior and gradu
ate students will attend the an
nual meeting of the cordilleran
section of the American Geological
Society, Apr. 7 and 8, at the Uni
versity of Washington.
L. W. Staples, E. M. Baldwin and
J. E. Gair, professors of geology;
and J. A. Shotwell, natural mu
seum preparator, will represent
the Unniversity. Scientific papers
will be presented by Staples, Shot
well, and Ellen James, a graduate
student in geology.
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Teaching Jobs Open
In Canal Zone Post
Two one-year positions for
teaching are open in the Canal
Zone Junior College in the next
Requirements for the positions
are M.A. degree in physics or en
gineering and chemistry and three
years’ teaching experience in high
school or college.
Salaries for the year are $4,
412.50 for a nine-months' school
year, plus free transportation
from New York City for the ac
cepted applicant and low rates for
his family. Low-cost government
quarters are provided.
There is also a possibility of
being rehired if the professors on
leave do not return, with a top sal
ary of $5,500 in ten years. Applica
tions are to be sent to the Super
intendent of Schools, Balboa
Heights, Canal Zone.
Wesley Director Attends
The Rev. David Seaman, direc
tor of Wesley Foundation, will par
ticipate in a Christian Vocations
Conference on the Williamette Uni
versity campus in Salem this week
Methodist youth of high school
age from the entire state will at
tend the conclave.
WSSF helps in the placement
of D. P. students, and aids refugee
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