Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 18, 1950, Page 4, Image 4

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    Big Dave
DAVE GIBSON, two-year letterman center, will be finishing his last
spring football practice this week. The big letterman will be one of the
few grid lettermen performing in Saturday's clash. Gibson has biven
good indication this spring that he will be hard to move in the Oregon
line next fall.
Phi belts, Lambda Chi,
Betas Win IM Openers
In Softball Playoffs
Much of the mist cleared from the softball picture yesterday
beneath the clear sky over the intramural fields as the betas,
Lambda Chi’s, and the Phi Delts passed their quarter-final tests.
and moved one step closer in their
quest for the coveted softball tro
Lambda Chi and the Fiji’s pro
v died the sparse crowds with the
closest tilt of the afternoon with the
lower campus boys coming out on
the long end of a 5-4 scoie.
The Fiji’s started the scoring in
t ie first inning when Don Reed and
Larry Blunt crossed the plate. They
si retched the score to a 3-0 as Blunt
walked home in the second, but the
Fiji jubiliation was quickly calmed
as Tom Patton and Ken Beers
scored for Lambda Chi to close the
In the third, each side managed
to push across a score. In the top of
tue fourth Brent Robbins found his
■way around the bases for the
Lambda Chi squad, and the count
was knotted at 4-4.
Pitcher's Duel
From here on, the contest de
veloped into a pitcher’s duel be
tween Lambda Chi's Patton and the
Fiji’s Dave Kolden, and it looked as
t rough the game were slated for
e ctra innings. But in the top of the
seventh , with John Doolittle on
hose, Patton put his own ball game
e i ice with a hit which drove Doo
little into the waiting arms of his
fraternity brothers.
The Theta Chi-Beta tussle proved
the most interesting from the spec
tacular standpoint, as both teams
were in prime hitting form and
flooded the outfield with all types
and sizes of hits. The Beta battery
proved too strong in the later in
nings, however, and they lolled to
a 14-7 victory.
Betas Start Fast
Scoring started early for the
Betas as they pushed one run
across in the first and added three
more in the second with the help
of Marshall Smith’s homer.
Theta Chi scored in the second
inning after they loaded the bases
on three walks. Gene Hebrard
bunted to score Dale Warberg, and
Tom Collie's hit scored Jim Mor
ton. The Betas tightened here and
ended the inning on the long end
of a 4-2 score.
Ken Ball tripled and scored on
an error in the third to add a run
for the hilltop boys. The sorrow
of the Theta Chi squad was quick
ly quieted when Warberg knotted
the score ^ 5-5 with a three-run
In the fourth, Bill Hays pound
ed out a homer for the Betas with
the bases loaded to wrap up the
ball game. The Betas added four
more tallies the rest of the way
while the Big Reds could manage
but two.
Phi Belts Roll
The final match of the day, be
tween the Phi Dolts and the Chi
Psi's, was decided in the first inn
ing when the Phi Delta went wild
to score eight runs, and from there
waltzed to a 14-2 win.
Bob Taggesell put on a great
pitching exhibition, and with the
help of an alert Phi Dolt infield,
left the Chi Psi crew without a
smell of home plate until the top1
of the seventh when he finally
yielded two runs.
Maggie Tops
Frog Hop List
The 23rd renewal of the Calaveras
County Jumping Frog Derby gets
underway today with Maggie, who
set the world's record in 1944, the
odds on favorite.
Maggie, owned by Louis Fisher
of Stockton, jumped a record 16
feet two inches that memorable
day six years ago and her hop has
never been equaled.
The jumping frog contest was
started in 1927 in honor of a frog
that failed to jump. In his story
“The Jumping Frog of Calaveras
County,” Mark Twain told how a
city slicker poured buckshot down
the throat of the local champion
jumper to win with a frog taken
at random from a swamp.
If Maggie fails to come through
this year, another Fisher entry is
almost sure to—there are five of
them. Fisher, and other members
of his family, have taken home
prize money all taut three times
and a Fisher frog has taken first
place all but seven times.
Other entertainment on the
three-day program includes hot
rod races, an historic pageant, nre
works displays, and an all-night
dance. Sunday, in addition to the
frog jump finals, there will be a
rodeo and a parade of historic ve
Sammies Win
Over Phi Delts
In IM Tennis
Sigma Alpha Mu’s tennis squad
advanced to the quarter finals of
the intramural net tourney Wed
nesday afternoon with a 2-1 tri
umph over a stubborn Phi Delta
Theta team. Othe rteams who will
battle in the quarter finals are Stan
Ray, Alpha, and the winner of the
ATO-Merrick clash.
The Sammies remained in the
fight by sweping two doubles
matches after dropping the only
singles match to the Phi Delts.
The Phi Delts' Don Nerass rolled
over Ron Abrams, 6-1, 6-1, for the
singles victory.
A Sammie combination of Joe
Crain and Mort Boneim had a big
struggle before downing Jack Kel
ler and Bob Feasley of the Phi
Delts, 6-4, 0-6, 6-4, in the first
doubles match. The other doubles
victory for the Sammies came
when Bud Covertz and Hal Light
teamed to defeat Don Farnum and
Brad Fullerton, 6-1, 6-1.
"Wardboss" Schedules
Campus Appearance
Wallace Wardboss, national
president of TNE, national men’s
political honorary and world-famed
pressure group, has been summon
ed at great expense from his
smoke-filled headquarters on the
east coast to “sliape-up” the po
litical chaos caused by inadequate
persuasive methods ustal by the lo
cal chapter.
Mr. Wardboss with his boys—
ooops, — his party, having clear
ed up the recent Stromboli misun
derstanding, will air his views
from the Co-op Friday morning at
10:.10 a.m.
Intersquad Backfields
Announced By Aiken
foot football squad winds up spring
drills Saturday, will be watching
his Lenvon and Green squad from
the press box at Hayward Field
when the Greens tangle with the
Whites in the second intersquad
skirmish this spring. Aiken afso
was in the box Friday when the
Whites, coached by ex-footballer
Johnny McKay, edged out the
Greens in the first meeting. The
starting backfields announced by
Aiken indicate a close struggle
for Saturday.
Starting backfield players for
both squads involved in the fourth
annual Oregon spring football
game Saturday at Hayward Field
were announced Wednesday by
Head Coach Jim Aiken.
Starting backs for the Whites,
composed of the first and fourth
elevens, will be Earl Stelle at
quarterback, letterman holdover;
Darwin Farnsworth at left half;
Tom Lyon at right half, and Ron
Lyman at fullback.
Farnsworth is a transfer from
Sacramento, Cal., and Lyon play
ed a year for Long Beach Junior
College. Lyman was a hard-hit
ting fullback for the freshmen
last season.
Starting for the Greens, the sec
ond and third elevens, will be Hal
Dunham, sophomore flash from
Walla Walla, Wash., at quarter
back; Wayne Parsons of Seattle,
at left half, Don Sloan, former
Washington High of Portland star,
at right, and Big Carl Ervin at
fullback. All four are sophomores, ,
standouts on the 1949 Duckling
A variety of halftime entertain
ment will be presented spectators.
Gloria Ellexsoin, baton-twirling
majorette of the University of
Washington band who captured
the crowds’ fancy at the Portland
game last fall, will perform Satur
day, with the Oregon band.
Ducks Liked to Win
Division Track Meet
SEATTLE—With near-certain champions in five events and
a g'pod chance to snare the winning points in two others, Ore
gon's Northern Divison dual meet champions seem headed for
first place in the Northern Division1
Meet Saturday at the University of
Washington stadium.
Coach Hec Edmundsen’s Wash
ington squad appears to have top
men in the two mile, 880 and both
hurdle events which should give
them a comfortable hold on second
place. Strong field event entries
make the Washington State Coug
ars—last year’s ND champions—a
likely third place finisher with Ore
gon State, Montana and Idaho
fighting for the remaining points
and resultant fourth, fifth and sixth
place ratings.
Fell Favored Twice
Bill Fell, Oregon’s speedball
sprinter-, has an excellent chance to
annex victories in two events with
the b'est Northern Division per
formances this year in both the 100
yard dash and the 220 yard furlong.
His :09.5 century against Oregon
State last Saturday in his top time
of the season and he has turned in
a :21.5 effort in the longer sprint.
Other Webfoot first place prob
abilities are George Rasmussen in
the pole vault, Dave Henthorne in
the quarter-mile and Chuck Miss
feldt in the javelin. Jack Hutchins
is a co-favorite with Idaho’s War
ren Johanson to lead the field in
the mile and the Duck mile relay
squad will be in contention for first
place points. ,
Burke Another Double
Only other double win possibility
in the meet is the Huskies Jack
Burke who likely will lead the pack
in both hurdle races. His best time
of :14.5 irr the highs is substantially
better than any Northern Division
competitor. He will, however face a
serious challenge in the lows from
Oregon’s Dennis Sullivan.
Other best bets for first place
points: Jack Hensey (W), 880:
George Abbey (W), two mile;
Frank Mataya, (WSC), shot put;
Dick Doyle (Ml, discus; Ken El
liott (OSC) or Eric Roberts (WSC I,
high jump and Joe Luckman (Ml
broad jump.
Golfers Claim
Match Crown;
Await Meet
Coach Sid' Milligan’s University
of Oregon golfers, dual meet cham
pions of the PCC Northern Divi
sion, will enter the regular North
ern Division Meet at Corvallis Sat
The Ducks, who have won six out
of seven meets, already hold dual '
meet victories over every ND rival
except Montana, which was not on
the Oregon schedule for 1950. Ore
gon opened the season with a 16 Vi
to 1014 over Oregon State at Cor
After the Beaver meet, the Ducks
invaded the Inland Empire and en
gineered two wins in two days,
routing Idaho 22-5 and Washington
State 19-8. Then Milligan’s men re
turned to Eugene, where they bat
tered the College of Puget Sound
20-10 in a non-conference clash
and smashed a 10-meet CPS win
ning streak.
The Washingto Huskies came to
Eugene on the following day and re
ceived a surprising 21 Vi to 5 Vi set
back at the hands of the Webfoots.
Oregon closed the dual meet sea
son with a landslide 15 Vi to 2xi tri
umph over the University of Brit
ish Columbia and an outstanding
14-13 upset loss to OSC.
Won Lost Pet.
Oregon.4 1 .800
OSC . 3 2 .600
WSC.2 2 .500
Washington . 2 2 .500
Idaho . 0 4 .000”
Results of the April 15 Idaho
Montana match are not available. £