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• was lucky. 1 hose arc the words which were employed hy
Sophomore Ken Eaton as he described last week’s Intercollegi
ale Three Cushion Milliard Championship Meet, in which he cap
tuied the I’acific Coast Conference crown and placed third in the
11 was a telephonic tournament—results were phoned to Chi
(■i^o Mom colleges in all parts of the nation. Since Eaton was one
01 t,u' >"l' scorers in the nation, he has been selected to com
I” l^(‘ National Intercollegiate Individual Three-Cushion
Championships at Ann Arbor, Michigan, on April 20 and 21.
Eaton was “very surprised” by his sudden rise to national
prominence in the sphere of billards. However, his custo
mary nonchalance was not affected.
Evidently, there are not very many good three-cushion bil
h.ud players in college, he stated modestly. Nevertheless, lie
admitted that he was "playing a little better than usual."
* iiKicni i mon .Athletic Director Dome BeJii.simo believes that
F'.aton has a good chance" to take the national title during the
Aim Arhor meet. "He knows his three-cushion billiards," l’ellis
Incidentally, Director liellisimo, u ho is the organizer of Ore
joni s billiard teams, did not have the opportunity to watch the
outstanding performance of his squad. which took the I’CC team
championship, and did not see Eaton in action.
liellisimo planned to watch his team compete, but he decided
to eat supper before the meet began. "I went upstairs,” he later
stated, ‘ grabbed a sandwich, came back down, and they were
through. Evidently, college billiard performers are not subject
to the e\ ils of procrastination.
Eaton played his first game of billiards last fall. However,
he has played pool, which is similar to billiards, for some time.
He has been roaming around pool tables since the age of six,
when his father purchased a small pool table for him.
He is eagerly anticipating the trip to Ann Arbor, because he
11 *ls never been east of Haker, (Oregon. He also hopes to see some
major league baseball teams in action.
In addition, the national meet attracts his interest. ‘‘Oh, I
should do all right,’ he nonchalantly remarked when question
ed concerning the possible outcome of the Ann Arbor clash,
liellisimo holds a similar opinion, and he has reserved a Stu
dent Union pool table for Eaton, ‘‘lie can practice anv time he
w ants to," liellisimo stated. The incentive to practice will not be
lacking. Only three other individuals stand between the skillful
sophomore pre-law student and a national championship.
i'-aton is the captain of the Pi K Phi intramural championship
howlin','- xpiad. Incidently, there is a possibility that the Pi Phis
will meet the faculty champions, the powerful !•'!vin«»- Saucers,
in a supreme championship tilt. Arrangements have not been
Coach I >on K irsch's ()regon 1 )ucks apparently are ready to up
hold the great Webfoot tradition in Xorthern Division. Demon
strating great strength at the plate during their six games last
week, the Ducks finally provided some outstanding mound per
formances during the l-'riday-Saturday clashes.
Local baseball fans were beginning to doubt the ability of
the Oregon hurlers. Then Stan Aune and Bill Mays combined
to stop Lewis and Clark with six hits and three runs, and Mel
Krause and Bob Schoonover held the Portland Pilots to four
hits and three runs. Schoonover pitched the final two frames
and surrendered no hits and no runs.
Oregon has taken eight Xorthern Division horsehide titles
during the nineteen years of league ynnpetition. Washington
State claims five, W ashington three, Oregon State three, and
Cougars Lack Luck
C )regoit ad WSC are the only teams which have not finished in
the XI) cellar. Washington State, incidentally, coached by the
humorous Buck Bailey, is not rated as a lucky team.
'I'lie Concurs gained three consecutive Northern Division
championships and then dropped three extremely close series
decisions to the California representatives.
WSC met the California (iolden Bears for the 1947 Pacific
Coast Conference crown. A two-out-of-three playoff was sche
duled, hut weather conditions interfered. The first game was
halted by rain with Cal leading 6-1.
The second clash was rained out in the fifth inning with the
two teams deadlocked 4-4. Cal was declared the “winner" of the
playoff. The Bears then took the national championship.
In the following spring, USC dropped the Cougars 7-5 (rained
^ut) and 6-3. The Trojans captured the national crown.
'I'lie Cougars met USC for another PCC title duel in 1949.
Washington State took a one-sided 15-2 decision in the opener,
lost the next one 2 1 in 10 innings, and fell apart for a 9-2 loss in
Skull and Dagger
To Present Award
Skull and Dagger, sophomore
men’s service honorary, will award
Its annual William Frager scholar
ship during intermission of the
All-Campus Sing, May 11, accord
ing to President Jack Beyers. Ap
plications are due by 5 p.m. Thurs
day in the Office of Student Af
The scholarship, amounting to
$150 has been given each year since
1919 to an outstanding sophomore
man. Winner is selected from
among eligible petitioners.
7o be eligible, the candidate
must be a male member of the
Class of '53 who has been connect
ed with campus activities and who
has outstanding grades. Financial
need will also be a basis of select
ing the recipient.
Application should be made on
regular scholarship petitions avail
able in the Office of Student Af
fairs. Completed petitions are due
back in that office by 5 p.m. Thurs
The scholarship is awarded in
honor of William Frager, who was
killed In France during World War
IX. While on the campus he was a
member of Skull and Dagger, Al
pha Delta Sigma, advertising fra
ternity, and president of Sigma
The $150 is given jointly by
Skull and Dagger and Samuel
Frager, William’s father and an
Albany hardware store owner. A
special board of judges, including
Beyers and Director of Men's Af
fairs Hay Hawk, will meet this
week to decide the winner.
Variety of Birds Now
Bird specimens ranging from
shining sunbeams to cowbirds are
contained in the bird collection in
the Condon Museum of Natural
History, which is currently being
reclassified under the University
system of classification.
Most of the specimens were con
tained in the A. G. Prill collec
tion, which used a private classifi
cation system. Marilyn Holcomb,
sophomore in biology, is refiling
the birds under the University
There are a few specimens which
were collected in the late 1890's,
and many date back to the early
1900's. Miss Holcomb said age ap
parently hasn't affected the birds
except to make their skin so thin
that it crackles when it is touched.
Of YW Meets Today
A meeting; of the new YWCA
sophomore commission cabinet will
be held at noon today in Gerlinger.
The cabinet will outline its spring
program, according to Ancy Vin
All freshman women are invited
to a meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday
sponsored by the cabinet. Five
committees to be formed at the
meeting, said Miss Vincent.
The committees are: Picnic
(which will include all freshman
YWCA members), kiddie carnival
(to raise funds for the Y-sponsored
nursery), membership drive post
ers, Duckling counselor program,
and Red Cross.
Social Dance Sign-up
To End Wednesday
Sign-up for the proposed social
dance classes will be continued to
day and Wednesday, the recreation
committee of the Student Union
Interested students may regist
er in 301 SU, at the check stand,
or at the basement recreation desk.
The classes would be sponsored
jointly by the recreation and dance
committees of the SU.
'Lower Depths' Slated
“Lower Depths,” a Russian film
by Maxin Gorki, will be shown at
9 a.m. today in the audio-visual
department of the Library. The
movie, sponsored by the depart
ment of foreign languages, has
History of Hand Press
Surrounded by Mystery
»y Howard LindlMTk I
A shroud of mystery and rumor
surrounds the history of the Wash-'
ington Hand Press, now a museum
piece located in the basement of I
the Journalism Building.
The early part of the press' his
tory is clear and well documented.
It was brought to Oregon City in
1845, by way of Cape Horn. It was |
used for printing the Oregon Spec
tator, the earliest newspaper west
of the Rockies. In 1855 the press ;
was moved to Salem and used to
print the Argus.
But from that time until 1864
68, its history is lost in a fog of
rumor and speculation. The most
popular story states that it was
bought by H. R. Kincaid and ship
ped by boat up the Willamette \
River to Eugene.
Boilers Blow Up
Somewhere between Eugene and
Salem, the ship’s boilers blew up,
and the ship sank, carrying with
it the press. After two years, the
press was brought up from the
river and the trip to Eugene was
Kincaid, in his "Reminiscences,”
contradicts this story with an ac
count of how he acquired the press.
He states, "My brother, John, trad
ed the EdmiJfcd Press to "Bud"
Thompson at Roseburg for the
Spectator (Washington* Press in
This would seem to show that
the Edmund Press, rather than the
Washington Hand Press, was used
to print the first four years of the
Oregon State Journal. Kincaid's
paper, which began publication in
Kincaid and his son, Webster,
donated the press to the University
in 1915. It was used to print col
lege publications until 1922.
In July of that year, a fire de
stroyed the Journalism Building.
The press was not seriously dam
aged, the brayer fthe part that
spreads the ink i being the only
part that was destroyed. This part
was replaced in 1936, when H.
Brandes donated a regulation si*e
brayer with the compliments of
the California Ink Company of
Nevertheless, it looks as if the
press has finished its life of active
duty. An attempt was made a short
while ago to rehabilitate the pres3,
but it was discovered that the press
had a bent plate, and it would not
be worth the cost to make it us
So unless the machine can find
another benefactor, it will remain
a curio—a fountainhead of rumor
Phi Epsilon Kappa
Elects New Head
Phi Epsilon Kappa, physical ed
ucation fraternity, elected new of
ficers last week.
Officers are Dale Daugherty,
president; Everett Irish, vice pre
sident; Howard Smith, secretary;
and Don Schmidt, treasurer.
A Founder's Day Banquet will
be held by the fraternity at 7 pun.
Saturday in the Veterans’ Memor
To Plan Reorganization
The campus entertainment com
mittee will meet at 4 p.m. Tues
day at Kappa Alpha Theta to dis
cuss the reorganization of the com
There will be a discussion of the
plans for initiating a filing system
on entertainment and a board tor
judging campus events, Gerry
Pearson, committee chairman, said.
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