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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (May 12, 1952)
By Rodney Morrison
I ni\ersity of Oregon Indent can well he proud of the
■ achievements of their -pring sport athletic teams, lit till four
field- of spring term sport . the W’cbfoots have shown that
< the\ tire to he feared as contenders for the Northern Division
The baseball team is presently leading the race for the ND
crown, due to their showing on the current road trip through
the Inland Empire. The Ducks now have a one-half game
margin over their nearest rivals, the Beavers of Oregon State,
who were picked to walk away with the ND crc^wn in the
. diamond sport.
( (regent's biggest wcakne to date has been the lack of depth
in the pitching staff, but the hitting of the team as a whole has
more than made up for any possible deficiency in the hurling
department. The Webfoot ba-eballers should prove themselves
a threat for several years to come, as they have a number of
fre-.hmen and sophomores on their roster.
Tracksters Come Through
The baseball siptad has shown that it has not only ability,
but also the fighting spirit so necessary to a championship
team, as Coach Don Kir ch's men have freqnentlv come from
behind in the last few inning- to snatch victory from apparent
Coach Bill Bowernian’s varsity track squad cinched the ND
dual ipeet championship Saturday, when the cindermen seized
a 73 2 3 to 56 1/3 victory over the Beavers of Oregon State,
coached by Hal Moe, who has taken the reins of the OSC
cinder squad after the resignation of Grant “Doc ' Swan at
the end of the track season last year.
The Northern Division meet this weekend will reveal the
true mettle of the Webfoot harriers. Predictions have been
made bv a number of sports authorities, some of which rate
the Ducks as 1952 Northern Division track champions, while
I others rate WSC or Washington as the number .one contend
ers for the 'crown.
In view of the showing made by Oregon this past weekend,
we feel that Coach Bowcrman's squad is as logical a choice as
am team in the XI). While competing without the services of
two of it- -tar ribbon winner . Bill Fell and Chuck Missfehlt.
the cinder unit decisively downed the Beavers in what was to
be a see-saw battle between the two schools.
Incidentally Missfeldt made his longest javelin throw of the
year while at the West Coast relays Saturday, but third place
was the best he could do. His 219' 11 heave was topped by
Cy Young's 236’ SVi”. and Bill Miller's 232’ Sy2”.
The tennis team has also chalked lip a good record in Nor
thern Division plav this -ea-on. The Ducks have lost only one
Northern Division dual match this season, and that was to the
perennial ND champions, the I’Diversity of Washington.
Key Men of Tennis Squad
The racketmen have shown steady improvement since the
, season opened, and they are given an outside chance of winning
. the ND net crown in Pullman this Friday and Saturday, al
though the favorite's position goes to the powerful Husky
Key men on this year’s squad have been Tom Macdonald, a
, senior and a two-year letterman, Hill Rose, a freshman from
r Jefferson in Portland, freshman Jack Neer of Grant high
^ school in Portland, Neil George, a junior, and sophomore Ron
. Lowell, who hails from Klamath Falls.
Coach Sid Milligan’s golf squad has proven itself to be the
^ best in recent years at the University of Oregon. The linksters
) are undefeated in this season’s play and will consequently be
favored to win the four-man, 36-hole competition at Moscow,
Idaho this weekend. The tournament •will be decided on the
basis of medal play, with the winner gaining Northern Divis
ion Championship honors.
« Golfers Win Dual Title
The Webfoots finished their Northern Division dual meet
1 . slate over the weekend by downing the University of Washing
- ton golfers on their home course. By virtue of this win they will
receive the ND dual match championship. All that is left for
them now is the medal play title which will be put on the block
this Friday and Saturday.
The competitors for the U of O in the Washington match
were Ron Clark, a two-year letterman, Bob Atkinson, a one
. year letter winner, Fred Mueller, another one-year letterman,
- and sophomores A1 Mundle, Don Krieger, and Allan Cross.
These six have been the regular members of the golf squad
j . for the past season.
Jack Hutchins, Track Star, Awarded
Emerald Athletic Trophy at Jr. Prom
Senior With Cup
Jack Hutchins, senior in busi
ness, was awarded the second an
nual Emerald athletic trophy Fri
day night at the Junior Prom. The
presentation was made by Leo
Harris, director of athletics.
The award was given on the
basis of athletic ability, citizen
ship, and scholarship. Ij»st year’s
award was given to Jack Keller,
Hutchins is a track star who
has a brilliant record as a half
rmler, and is the newly elected
president of the Inteifraternity
Members of the committee
which decided the award winner
were Dean Orlando J. Hollis of the
Oregon law school, Bill Carey,
ASUO president; Ray Hawk, di
rector of men's affairs; Jim Live
say, Order of the O president; Art
Litchman, athletic news bureau j
director; Dick Strite, Eugene Reg-!
ister-Ouard sports editor; Bill
Gurney, Emerald sports editor;
and Leo Harris, director of ath
A sketch of award-winner Hut
chins is found in the next column.
Green Gridders Smear Whites, 54-30
In Wild Finale of Spring Drills
r-asses cnoKeci me air lanes at
Hayward field Saturday afternoon
and nearly every one had touch
down enseribed on it as a team of
Greens waxed a favored White
eleven, 54-30 in University of Ore- i
gon's annual spring football extra
A slim .crowd of approximately ;
200 left the stadium wondering
what, if anything, the results in
dicate. On the surface it looked as
if Head Coach Len Casanova and
his assistants had created a Field
ing Yost point-a-minute outfit a
point for the Ducks and a point
for the opposition.
When They're Together—
Actually, it takes an astute
judge to interpret the success or
failure of an intra-squad scrim
mage. Casanova was concerned
mainly with the porous defense j
the Whites threw up.
“>Ve should look bettor next fall
when they’re all on one side," Cas
anova explained. “I certainly hope
that a defensive backficld of
Monte Brethauer, Iton Lyman and
George Shaw and maybe, Farrell
Albright, can stop the passes.”
Junior Quarterback Barney Hol
land and his right halfback Al
bright. profited most by the re
curring White mistakes. Holland
and Albright teamed up for four
touchdown tosses, one on the sec
ond play of the game.
After the initial score, Cece
Hodges, White halfback, took a
pitcholit from Holland and skirted
right end, then cut back for an
11-yard tally. Green Quarterback
Hal Dunham threw' a 47-yard
touchdown pass to End Lyman
and the Whites rebounded on Man
ning Barber's one-yard plunge.
Holland’s pass to Wayne John
son opened the fireworks in the
second period and gave the Whites
a 24-6 edge. Fullback Dean Van
Lueven accepted a pitchout from
Dunham, raced around the Green
right flank for a 48-yard gallop.
Three plays later, Holland singled
out Albright from twro defenders
for a 35-yard gain and a 30-12
Dunham's jump pass to Lyman
completed the first half scoring.
The play was good for five yards.
Much of the Greens’ offensive
troubles were caused by backfield
mix-ups, crossed singles and fum
The second half, which was ab
breviated to 15 minutes because
of Inc time element, was punctu
ated by six goal-crossings. A 14
yard Holland-Albright throw re
sulted in the Greens’ sixth touch
down and a 36-18 lead. Lyman
caught his third Dunham pass for
a 25-yard touchdown play to nar
row the gap to 12 points.
Holland flicked a six-yard pass
to Albright, who streaked along
the stadium’s west sidelines for
50 yards and another six points.
A pass by Holland, intended for
Johnson was deflected to Bret
hauer, who ran 30 yards to length
en the Whites' margin to 48-30.
Dunham hit Lyman -with an
other jump toss to cover 12 yards
and Holland passed 14 yards to
Brethauer on the final play for the
Albright, the Milwaukie sopho
more, suffered a twisted ankle in
the last stages of the game and
Tom Novikoff, the first string
fullback, was sidelined by an ankle
bone bruise in Thursday after
noon’s workout, and hence, did not
Standouts were Holland, Al
bright, Dunham. Lyman, Emmitt
Williams, the Greens' right guard
and linebacker Bob Leter.
With the completion of the 20
day spring practice the Webfoot
footballers will idle until Monday,
Sept. 1, Labor Day when they will
begin to drill in earnest for the
fall opener. Sept. 20 against UCLA
iu Los Angeles.
Staff: Bill Norbal, Norm Webb,
Larry Lavelle, Rodney Morrison,
By Ron Ricketts
Did you know that our ace mid
dle-distance runner, who is pacing
the University of Oregon track
team to a Northern division cham
pionship, almost didn't come to
school at Oregon ?
That's right - in fact, Jack
Hutchins was all set for the Uni
versity of Washington until a
friend of his set him on the right
track. And so, as a result of his
friend's persuasive efforts, Jack
made the trip from his Vancouver,
B. C., home to Eugene where he
entered the school of business ad
ministration and went out for the
Duck track team.
Jack Hutchins is now in his
fourth year at Oregon, and it is
very certain that no one at the
University regrets his choice of
schools. Jack has become one of
the top 880-yard runners on the
Pacific coast and has consistently
been number one in that event in
the Northern division. Certainly
he is the top half-miler among
the Webfoots, for he holds the
school record of 1:52.1 for the two
“Hutch,” who is 25 years old,
started running- in high school and
has been a trackman ever since.
This puts him in the veteran class.
However, he didn't get much com
petition in high school because
there was only one meet a year—
an all-city affair.
During this time he got most of
his experience competing in the
summer for Major Kinley’s Owls
Club. This club is AAU affiliated
and it entered the major Canadian
meets. The Owls Club is unique in
that there are only about five
members in the club. They have a
good coach in Major Kinley, but
each man must pay his own ex
penses. Jack will compete for the
Owls Club in the Canadian Olym
pic trials this summer.
Runs Other Distances
Although Hutchins has always
been a middle-distance man, he
has not run the half-mile exclu
sively. In 1950 he won the North
ern division mile run in 4:18.3 and
in the 1948 Olympic Games he
placed tenth in the 1500 meters.
He also competed in the 800 meter
run in 1948, but next summer he
will confine his efforts to one
event—his favorite S00 meters.
Last year Jack finished fifth in
the NCAA 880-yard run. Also in
1950 he ran in the British Empire
Gaines in New Zealand.
Jack has also been active out
side of track, being president of
Beta Theta Pi fraternity and presi
dent of the Inter-Fraternity Coun
cil. Although he finishes his ath
letic eligibility this spring, Hutch
ins needs 13 hours to graduate.
He’d like to go to.summer school,
but the Olympics prevent this, so
he'll be back to wind up his edu
cation next fall.
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