Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 02, 1951, Page Four, Image 4

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    Siemering Released
Month After Signup,
Aiken, Harris Puzzled
Larrv Siemering. former College t>i the Pacific head coach,
will not be a member of the University of Oregon coaching staff
this spring, it was announced here 1 hursdayby Athletic Director
Leo Harris.
Harris said the University of t Oregon w as releasing Siemering
from his contract here, signed less than a month ago. to enable
the former COP coach to accept an offer from Arizona State Col
lege at Tempe.
In a joint statement Harris and Coach Jim Aiken of the Ducks,
w ho recommended the hiring of Siemering. said. \\ e are releas
ing Mr. Siemering from his commitment to the University of
Oregon. M e have never failed to honor a request of this type from
one of our coaches. Naturally we are disappointed and a hit
puzzled, hut we wish Mr. Siemering the best of luck in his new
Aiken added that the latest turn of events would call for a study
of further possible changes in the coaching statt, but that he w as
not prepared to discuss the matter yet.
In Track
Sigma Alpha Epsilon scored a 35
33 win over Phi Delta Theta yes
terday in intramural track to step
up one more notch on the play-off
The meet was one of the closest
and hardest fought of the current
IM season. The score lead changed
hands three times and was tied
The SAE squad clinched the meet
when it won first and second in the
three-quarter mile race. In this
race, SAE Pat Dignan took first
with a time of 3 minutes, 48.6
seconds. Bill Johnson was second
for SAE, and Phi Delt Chuck Laird
finished third.
Results of other events were:
Broadjump—George Dorris won
first with a leap of 20 feet, 1% in
- hes. Bob Wilcox made a trip from
the University health service to
compete in the meet, took second,
and immediately retired again to
the infirmary. Third was Jim Live
ly of Phi Delt.
Highjunip—First was a tie be
tween Dan Hendrickson of Phi Del
to Theta and SAE Bob Buckley
when both cleared a high of 5 feet
6 inches. Third was Tom Thorpe of
Phi Delt.
Shot Put—Mike Sikora of Phi
Delt won with a heave of 40 feet,
II inches. Second was Len Dieder
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Battle For
SD Laurels
! Southern California, tied for the
Southern Division basketball lead,
are battling to the final wire in
their quest for shooting honors,
according to figures released to
day by the Pacific Coast Confer
ence Commissioner's office.
The Trojans are a shade in front
with a mark of 35.3r/c on their
floor shots to 35.2'; for the Bruins
as they go into their final week
end series. UCLA, however, has
shown its superiority at the free
throw line, dropping 190 of 281
tries for 67.6'!.
The Bruins also are within easy
sight of a new team scoring re
cord and only a mighty effort by
Southern California cojild stop
them from toppling the mark of
711 points set by UCLA last year.
Coach John Wooden’s Bruins
have dropped 277 field goals and
190 free throws for 644 points in
10 games to date.
UCLA also holds top honors in
the individual columns with Dick
Ridgway the leading scorer and
top free throw shooter while Eddie
Sheldrake heads the field in floor
shot percentages.
Ridgway, sophomore forward,
has 186 points for a 18.6 average,
and needs 53 points to break the
12-game scoring record of 238
points set last year by Bill Shar
nian of Southern California.
Ducks Face 'Crucials'
Saturday Try
Salem High
Coach Borchardt's twice-beaten
mermen will take a rest ftotn con
ference competition this weekend
as they watch the Frosh tankmen
engage the Salem High School
swim team in a dual meet at the
men's pool at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. and no
| admission will be charged
| This will be the second and last
t swim meet for the Ducklings. Kar
j lier this season they trounced the
Klamath Falls High School swim
I team 19-12.
Swimming their last freshmen
1 competition are Henry Kaiura,
j John English. Bob Knott, Allan
j Wakinekona. Pete Charlton, and
! Pete Mihnos.
A close race looms in the -40-yard
J freestyle as Knott and Kaiura will
match strokes with the Viking
I sprinters for first place honors. In
! a time trial. Kaiura shaded Knott
I by .2 of a second.
Another stellar performance will
be seen in the 100-yard breaststroke
as former high school butterfly
champs, Ed Placek and Wakine
kona, will attempt to lower the
freshman mark. Placek won the
j 1950 Oregon inlerscholastic 100
| yard breaststroke crow*, while
i Wakinekona took a similar honor
| in the Hawaiian finals.
Pete Cnarlton will give an exhi
bition in diving.
Other Frosh aces are Baldwin
and English. Baldwin will swim the
j 100-yard backstroke while English
i will swim the 200-yard freestyle,
j A pool mark was shattered in a
- time trial Wednesday by Gordon
) Edwards of the varsity as he nego
tiated the grueling 1500 meters in
| 20:03.6. The former tank mark of
1 20:-11.8 was held by Brian Canning
of Washington State College.
Rodger Eddy
. John Barton
IM Schedule
In Friday.’* intraniural track
Sicilia Nu meets ATO.
Trailing Ridgway are Ed Tuck
er, Stanford, with a 17.1 average
and Bill Hagler, California, 15.9.
Ridgway has dunked 58 of 72 free
throw tries for 80.6',/, followed by
Bob Morton, Southern California,
Sheldrake boasts a 43.6% shoot
ing mark on 44 field goals in 101
shots, with Tom Riach, Trojan
guard, trailing at 42.9%.
UCLA has held its foes to 30.5%
on its field goals while Southern
California has allowed opponents
52.0 points a game, the best marks
in those departments.
UCLA has committed 229 fouls
with Bruin Center Grover Lueh
singer leading the individual, with
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Oregon will go miu me
this weekend without the services
of valuable reserve Guard Ken I
Hunt. Hunt turned an ankle In prac
tice earlier this week. It's doubtful
if he'll be ready to go tonight or to
motrow night.
I To fill Hunt’s place. Webfoot
Coach John Warren will have Mel
Streeter, who has seen more action
at forward than at guard this year.
John Neeley, an able and experi
enced veteran, or Bud Covey, a
sophomore who was originally ache
| doled to be held out of competi
j tion this year.
Hal Webb is also available as a
i reserve guard.
Regular Duck starters Curt Bar
clay. Bob Peterson, Jim Loacutoff,
Mel Krause, and Jack Keller are
figured to la- on the floor for the
opening tip-off.
Stale I.inetip
Oregon State’s starters will prob
ubly be Bob Payne and Paul Sliper
at forwards, Glen Kinney at center,
and Bill Harper and Dan Torrey or
Dan Johnston at guards. Jack Orr.
sharpshooting guard, will also see
action during both games.
Oregon State is on the brink of
finishing in the northern division
cellar for the first time since the
ND was founded in 1923.
To prevent that, and to avenge
the hand dealt them by Oregon in
1948. the Aggies will be at a high
pitch for the Webfoots tonight.
In 1948, Oregon forced OSC into a
1 first-place tie with Washington by
1 beating the Beavers in the final Me
I Arthur court game of the civil war
; series that year. With OSC and the
Huskies in a tie, a play-off was
i needed: McArthur court was
i chosen, and Washington went right
on through town south for the PCC
; playoff. OSC may be seeking re
i vonge tonight for that one. i
As a result of splitting with
Washington State in its final series
of the year last weekend, Idaho is
now a full game ahead of Slats
Gill's Beavers.
OAC Never I-ast
This means the Beavers must
sweep the Oregon series to wind up
ahead of the Vandals, and at least
split with Oregon to keep from be
ing the sole occupant of the league
basement. Up to now Oregon State
is the only team in the league never
to have finished last.
Observers of the two teams fig
ure Oregon’s top advantage is on
the backboards. The Webfoots ex
ploited this advantage in whip
ping the Aggies. Another problem
for Gill, reports from State indi
cate, la how to alow up the i ace
horse Oregon attack.
Last weekend against Washing
ton, the only other team in the di
vision known for a fast running at
tack, Oregon used its fust break to
great advantage, especially in the
Saturday contest. OSC has a ball
control team, and will probably use
every slow-down trick In the books
to try to stop the Webfoots.
Sharp Shot
MEL KRAUSE, currently the
second-deadliest shot In the
Northern Division, will try to
keep up his umuzlng average in
the two-game series with the
Beavers I his weekend.
Peterson Tops ND
Bob Houbregs, Wash. 14 61 44 166
F. Guisneaa, Wash. . 14 62 40 164
Bob Gambold, WSC . 14 49 47 14r»
Jim LiUHcutoff, Ore. 14 52 37 141
Curl Barclay, Ore. 14 50 38 138
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LaDon Henson, W'sh. 14 49 27 12;>
Bob Wheeler, Ida. 16 44 51 139
George Rosser, WSC 14 47 25 119
Bob Payne, OSC 14 38 40 116
Mel Krause, Ore 14 44 24 112
Bruins Take No Chances
UCLA Bruins, defending Pacific
Coast Conference basketball cham
pions, have made airplane reser
vations for Seattle March 8, even
though UCLA and Southern Cali
fornia meet here Friday and Sat
urday to determine the Southern
Division title, and Oregon and
Washington are tied for the North
ern Division leadership.
UCLA officials aren't exactly
overconfident they’re just cau
tious. They want to insure plane
transportation north in case the
Burins qualify for the divisional
playoff. If Oregon wins, the Bruins
can stop off at Eugene instead of
going on to Seattle.
It's little wonder the nudist move*,
ment makes progress, considering
the number of men who lose their