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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (May 18, 1950)
By PETE CORNACCHIA
Mother was down for the past big weekend. She's no different
from all other mamas, bless ’em, who just love to watch the won
derful floats, lilac blossoms, tour the new dorm, use a tea cup for
an excuse to talk, and that sort of thing. There were just oodles
of these wonderful opportunities Saturday afternoon, so many
thrilling events on the program! So, being as Sunday was
Mother's Day, along with the fact mother doesn't know a blessed
thing about baseball, we spent Saturday afternoon at Howe Field
watching the Webfoot jockeys booting 'em (the Beavers) home.
An infield error in the second inning by one of the home boys
brought some remarks from behind us colored with words we're
sure mother never expected to hear from the youngsters at school.
“Goodness,” she exclaimed, “they shouldn’t talk like that!
How would they do in his place? Don't they realize he's doing
his best?” As we said before, she isn't what you would call a real
But doggone, we began to wonder if mom didn’t have the
right idea after all, as most of us always do. The infielder in ques
tion was near the end of a rather poor season in his first year with
a Webfoot monkey suit. There are few who'll deny he had thrown
several games down the drain, for which he had received con
The Howe-ling Wolves
We wondered then what good that abuse had done, except to
express feelings for another losing season-in another Webfoot
sport. There was little reason to suppose this infielder was deaf,
so it wasn’t hard to imagine the amount of pressure upon him as
he faced each grounder, pop fly, or throw to first.
Don't get the idea this is a “oh, well, do better next time” plug.
It isn't. We’ve heaped our share of mean words upon the pile this
spring. The errors weren't liked then and they aren’t now. But
what good did the nasty phrases do? Don Kirsch would be happy
to talk with anyone who has a worthwhile remedy.,
One thing, the squad is pulling fewer and fewer mental er
rors. There’s no excuse in the world for bad base-running or
throwing to the wrong base; junior high baseball has no place at
Howe Field. The club has come a long way since the first of the
season, although there’s still a right long way to go. That split
in Washington and Idaho certainly was nothing to be ashamed
—and Carry a Big Stick
The Ducks will have a chance to show themselves Friday and
Saturday in the last chapter against the Beavers. They need a
sweep over the weekend not only to climb from the ND cellar but
also to show reason why we should expect good things next
year. They can do it.
An exchange of letters in the Emerald’s Junior Weekend edi
tion mentioned the name of one Buck Buchwach. The letters
were from “bh”.to “ds,” or was it from “bs” to “dh”? Makes no
difference, the point being the mention of Buchwach—who was
t one of the better writers on the Emerald when it still held an All
American rating. The recollection of the short Beaver-baiter
brought with it a recollection of the fine Oregon ball clubs dur
ing his years shortly before the war.
Then we wondered how many times the Ducks have finished
on top since the start of the ND's 16-game schedule in 1929. It
seems that the Eugene clubs in claiming eight pennants have
done the best of the lot. The WSC Cougars are next with six, in
cluding this year’s flag. Then comes Washington with four, Ore
gon State with two, and Idaho is at Moscow. '**
Give It to the Beavers
How often have the Webfoots finished in the basement? If we
don't beat the Aggies twice this weekend it will be the first time
an Oregon nine has finished at the bottom during those 21 years.
So there's another incentive for Friday and Saturday.
As for those two clashes, Kirsch plans to use Mel Krause and
Swede Johnson on the mound. Right now it's likely that Krause
will get the call Friday at Corvallis and Johnson will work here
The two games will end the 1950 conference warfare for Ore
gon but they won’t be sending most of the club out of action un
til next vear. Most of the boys who'll be back next season will
plav through the summer with Kirsch, who again will manage
the Miller Lumbermen as Eugene's representative in the State
It certainly points toward better baseball next year, although
Kirsch will have to find jobs in this area for some of his players.
It'll also be an opportunity for Eugene employers who consider
themselves Oregon rooters to bring a pennant winner one year
U.O. Fire Protection System
Near Completion, WrightSays
The University's fire protection plan is “substantially" com
pleted, I. I. Wright, superintendent ot the physical plant, said
We dens day.
“With the present fire protection system," said Wright
tnere are at least three hydrants
within 500 feet of every building
on the campus.”
According to the Eugene Fire
Marshal’s office, the city pumper
trucks can use efficiently any hy
drant within 1000 feet of the fire.
The latest addition to the Uni
versity fire protection system is
an eight-inch pipeline running
south from 13th Ave. to Susan
Campbell Hall, and then west to
the Library on 15th Ave. Work be
gan on the line in January.
Commenting on the new pipe
line, Wright said, “The new fire
line has been completed except for
the connection to the city main at
the 13th Ave. outlet.”
Wright did not know when to
expect the Eugene Water and Elec
tric Board to make the connec
tion. In the event of an emergen
cy, he said, the new line could be
used as it is, by backfeeding from
two connections on 15th Ave. and
University St. and 15 Ave. and
The new unit has three hydrants,
located by Chapman Hall, Susan
Campbell Hall and the library.
Tri Delta Tea,
Pansy Ring Set
For Sunday at 3
Delta Delta Delta will present
its annual pansy ring and tea Sun
day at 3 p.m. in honor of engaged
senior women on campus.
Each engaged senior will step
through a large ring covered with
pansies as her name and the name
of her fiance is announced.
A style show sponsored by a lo
cal store will be a feature of the
The ring ceremony, a tradition
with every Tri Delt chapter, is be
ing planned by Elizabeth Erland
son and Sue Clement.
Shirley Peters, invitations chair
man, has announced that all
townspeople and students are in
vited to the ceremony. Miss Peters
has requested that any engaged
senior woman who has not re
ceived an invitation to the pansy
ring call her at the Tri Delt house.
In Moot Series
The first case in the Moot Trial
series held by the Law School each
spring term was decided in favor
of the defendant, John Gilbertson,
The Moot Trials are part of the
regular curriculum of the law
school. All court officers, attor
neys, and witnesses are composed
of law students. The jury, on the
other hand, is picked at large by
the clerk and is composed of
townspeople as well as students.
Attorneys acting on behalf of
the defendant were Ed Clark and
Jim Vanderstoep; for the plaintiff,
Ed Dick, Dale McKenzie, and Sam
Shoemaker. The case involved an
A case involving two law stu
dents and a practicing attorney
will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday
in the Lane County Circuit Court
Curtis Cutsforth, the defendant,
was accused of giving information
detrimental to Ed Clark’s receiv
ing a position as a lawyer. As
Clark was unable to acquire an
equally favorable position, he is
filing action against Cutsforth.
The attorneys for Clark will be
Tom Brownhijl, Dovy Carlos, and
Sidney Nicholson; for Cutsforth,
Jack Caldwell, Jim Goodwin, and
] An Illinois man was sued by the
husbands of two women for steal
ing the wives’ affections. It's
dangerous to play with matches.
The Social Security Administra
tion Wednesday outlined the pro
cedure by which those who engage
in summer vacation employment
will receive proper credit for work
covered by the Social Security Act.
Credits are based on name and
the Social Security account num
Those who do not have a number
may obtain one by writing to the
Eugene Social Security office, 1247
Lost cards may be replaced at
the same address by asking for
duplicates. The original account
number is always retained.
Wrong names on the cards also
will be corrected byihe office.
Future Teachers of Oregon are
sponsoring a symposium - discus
sion hour at 7:30 tonight in 4
The subject will be “Are Public
Schools Doing Their Jobs?”
the perfect evening"
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“ENERGETIC BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
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VOTE FRIDAY, MAY 19th, 1950