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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 17, 1952)
Btf, JoUn Wkitty
I lie rule permitting freshmen to compete in varsity sports
l|,is proved to lie of special benefit to (trefoil’s springtime
athletic squads, for first year men comprise a good part of the
\\ ehfoots varsity hasehall, tennis, and track teams, and aj
majority of the men on the golf roster are either freshmen or
I his predominance of underclassmen on onr spring sport I
teams indicates the position that (tregon may he expected to
maintain in Northern Division competition in the next few
Frosh Star on Diamond
t <>ach Don Kirsch s varsity hasehall nine is fairly loaded
" ''h first and second year men. hirst string catcher Ron
I'Ottler, a freshman, is an outstanding prospect for the future,1
as well as for the present. At the present time, Hottlcr holds
down the third spot in the Duck hitting percentages, and In'-;
throwing arm is one of best, if not the best, in the Northern
George Shaw, leadoff man in the batting order, is another
freshman who should see a lot more action on the diamond
in years To come. Shaw, with a hot .400 percentage at the plate,
is second in the hitting averages for the varsity squad, and he
covers center field like a veteran ballplayer.
I\"ii Phillips, a sophomore who acts as a M.rt of utility man
for the Webfoots, is currently working out at third base. Al
though Phillips has not yet cracked the starting lineup, he
'ports a ..157 batting average in 14 tripx to the plate, and lie
hould spend a lot of time on the field for the next two years.
In the pitching department, underclassmen are as thick as
flies, with sophomores Bill Bottler and Don Siegmund and
freshmen Norm Forbes and Farrell Albright all having seen
action so far this year.
hr ex liman Pete Williams, an all state selection last year at
shortstop for Grant high school, also shows promise of de
veloping into an excellent iufielder.
* Tennis Strong in Future Years
On the tennis scene, first-year man Jack Neer from Grant
has worked his way up to the position of second man on the
squad, and according to all reports should make quite a name
for himself in Northern Division net circles.
Bruce Dingier from Klamath Falls and Bill Rose, who hails
from Jefferson of Portland, have both displayed promise of
becoming reliable nctmen after they get a little experience
behind them. Rose has been having scholastic difficulties, how
Ron Lowell, the only sophomore on the net squad, played in
the fourth spot against the Multnomah and Irvington Clubs
Sophs Bolster Links Squad
Oregon’s golf squad, which lias seized the match play team
championship in tlie ND for the past three years lists five
sophomores and two freshmen on the 13 man roster.
Bud Cross and A1 Mundle, both sophomores from Eugene,
and King Shanks from Lincoln high in Portland have been
looking good in qualifying play. Both Cross and Mundle won
- their match play rounds Saturday against Portland university.
Don Krieger of Redmond, who was medalist in the 1951
■ Junior Chamber of Commerce regionals, carded a 73 against
- Portland and should improve even more. Boh Gasper, a sopho
• more, and Gary Campbell, a freshman from Salem, round out
the list of underclassmen on the golf roster. Skip Nagler, a
sophomore, who was listed on the roster for this season, has
since become ineligible.
Underclass Track Meti Promising
• Coach Bill Mowcrman has a number of very promising frosh
' men on his varsity track unit, and several of them show real
promise of developing into great Irackstcrs.
, Wayne Reiser, who ran a 4:24 mile as a high school distance
runner, made a good showing in the two-mile race against
• Myer of Washington last Saturday, although he tired in the
last two laps.
In the 440, Bowerman has freshman Doug Clement from
. Vancouver, B. C. and Merlyn Samples from Springfield, both
of whom have already picked tip points this year. Clement
' placed third in the 440 in Saturday’s meet. Samples scored in
_ the Willamette Relays.
Bruce Springbett, a dash man from Springfield, and Walt
• Badorek of Klamath Falls, a high-jumper, also should provide
" points for the Webfoots during the coming years.
Ray Packwood, who won the pole vault in Saturdays meet,
• A1 Martin, who finished first in the mile with a time of 4:24.7,
' and Ted Anderson, who set a new meetyecord in the 440 Sat
uf’day, have already proven their merit, and since all three are
sophomores, they can be planned on in future years.
Anthony Tells C/eo Billiards
Will Round Off Evening
By Jim Mahoney
Billiards is the generic name of
a variety of games played on a
flat surfaced table approximately
twice as long as it is wide. No one
knows exactly when the game was
thought up. Henry VIII played
billiards when he had nothing bet- 1
ter to do, so did Louis XIV.
Shakespeare has Anthony tell-;
ing Cleo that a quick game of |
billiards will be just the thing to |
round off the evening after a long,
hot day on the barge.
Cathaire Mor, a minor Irish
king of the second century, may !
have played with brass billiard :
balls as he claims, but I doubt it. 1
It was the rule that Irish kings
of that time were to be assassi
nated by their successors; the
physician of Henry VIII recom
mended billiards as a digestive ex- '
crcise after dinner.
Mr. Charles Cotton in his Corn
pleat Gamester of 1874 calls billi- I
ards a recreation of the mind and
an exercise of the body. He also
gives a few hints on how to im
prove your game, some are as ;
1 Always play at a true table
for ... at a false table it is im- |
possible for an expert to show
his ait and skill, whereby bunglers
many times by knowing the wind
ings and tricks of the table have
Ducks Face WSC
In HD Opener
Things were relatively quiet on
the Oregon baseball scene Wed- i
nesday afternopon, as Coach Don
Kirsch took the day off to journey
to Corvallis and a look at the
Washington State-Oregon State j
The Ducks meet WSC in the
Oregon Northern Division opening
series Friday and Saturday in Eu- l
The Cougars made an inauspic- j
ious debut at Corvallis Wednesday '
as they lost to Coach Ralph Cole- j
man's Beavers by a 9-2 count. The
two teams meet again today.
The Cougars are coached by ■
crowd-pleasing Buck Bailey, and J
are always potent in Eugene. How
ever, if comparative scores mean
anything, Oregon should rate the
Last week a hit-happy band of
Webfoots downed the Beavers 12
5 at Corvallis. This score coupled
over WSC would seem to indicate
that the Ducks may get off to a
running start in the 1952 North
ern Division chase. *
While Kirsch was in Corvallis,
Junior Varsity Coach John Lon
dahl supervised the Webfoots in
hitting and infield drills.
I In League III, Perkett and Per
kett received three points, while
their opponents, Moore and
Graham got one. Bill Perkett had
the high series for the evening
with 598 and a 226 game.
Other League III scores: Allen
and Naapi 3, Goddard and Reek
man 1; Troeh and Troeh 4, Pasley
and Koppe 0; Butz and Ireland 3,
Rilea and Ekstrom 1. Leo Naapi
had a 536 series, and George Troeh
rolled a 209 game in chalking up
a 532 series.
League IV scores: Donahue and
Theriault 3, Oswald and Englund
1; Hande and Hamilton 3, Bryan
and Baumohl 1; Williams and
Thompson 4. Cosart and Heestand
0; Hoppins and Shaw 3, Cannon
and Cannon 1.
shamefully beaten a very good
2. Make sure that the ivory tip
of your Lignum vitae stick is
fastened solidly for, ", .. if the
heads happen to be loose, you will
never strike a smart stroke. You
will easily preceive that defect by
the hollow deadness of your stroke
md the faint running of your ball.”
3. “Beware when you jobb your
ball through the port with the
great end of the stick that you
throw it not down, if you do it is
4. “There is a great art in lying
abscond, fa technical term) that
is, to lie at bo-peep with your ad
versary, either to gain a pass or
5. “If you smoak and let the
ashes of your pipe fall on the
table, whereby oftentimes the
sloth is burned, it is a forfeiture,
but that should not so much deter
you from it as the hindrance piping
is to your play.”
Cotton also says that in breed
ing race horses, one should take
them up from grass about Bar
tholomew-tide otherwise you will
“. . . straighten his guts, heat his
liver, and hurt his blood,” so as
far as billiards go you can take
him or leave him.
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4:55 North Field Phi Delta Theta
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Barrister Inn vs. Phi Gamma Delta
There will be a meeting of
the varsity swimming team at
the men’s pool on Friday, April
18, at 3 p.m. All swimming
team members are requested to
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