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Jack Newby"s Indians knock
off practice after today to cele
brate Christmas, following a stre
nuous week of activity in pre
paration for two tough tilts
against Grants Pass Wednesday,
Dec. 28 and Tilamook, Thurs
day, Dec. 29. Both games will be
played locally. ,
Dale Blanck, who has been out
of action since the start of the
season because of a leg injury,
is back practicing with the team.
but Newby raid the heretofore
' ailing forward will not partici
pate in any games until after the
Ilrst ol tne year.
Still out with a broken hand is
Larry Henninger. His hand is in
a piaster cast. ,
Both Grants Pass and Tilla
mook are rated highly as basket
ball clubs go, Newby said, and
fans may again see the Indians
trying to overcome their height
and lack of experience disadvan
In spite of Roseburg's slow
start this season four Tosses in
four games, Newby indicated he
is well pleased witn tne improve
ment the boys are making in
their shooting and offensive and
defensive play on the practice
All members of the varsity
team are working extra hard to
make up what they lack in height
by furnishing extra portions of
speed as tney travel up ana
down the court.
"Get under the basket fur-
stest," is the keynote of New
by's strategy, and all hands are
worKing lo tms ena.
Ohio State's Bowl Team
To Enjoy Santa's Visit
PASADENA, Calif.,' Dec. 24
UP) Ohio State's Rose Bowl team
headed into its sixth practice day
today and a comparative light
anil was in prospect.
Tonight the squad will be ten
dered a Christmas party at the
Huntington hotel, each member
receiving presents from Santa
Claus, whose identity was unan
nounced. Meanwhile, a defensive
and passing practice was plan
ned, but nothing heavy in the
way of scrimmage, t',.'",
Two erstwhile ailing players,
halfbacks Vic Janowicz and Ray
Hamilton, were back in action.
Janowicz was still favoring an
ankle injury and probably won't
suit up until Monday. .
Hamilton, the team's leading
pass receiver, apparently is re
covered from an. indigestion at
tack. He got into passing prac
tice yesterday for the first time
since the Buckeyes initial work
out last Monday.
i (By The Associated Press) .
Washington 62. Stanford se.
. Wyoming- 43, Washington State 37.
Nebraska 66, Idaho 49.
Eastern Washington 78, Northern Ida
bo College 60.
Washington Troth 64, Centralis Junior
Kentucky 60. Purdue S4.
Ohio State 78, California 67.
Bradley 83, Fresno (Calif.) State SI.
Northwestern 68, Michigan State 46.
' Iowa 73, Carnegie Tech. 42.
Drake 39, Iowa State 33.
UCLA 69, Illinois 63.
Southern California 97, DePaul 51.
Tampa 70, Mississippi 77.
Missouri S3, Southern Methodist 42.
West Virginia 61, fordham 17.
Bnrkj Your Car
To Us tor'
Materials and Labor '
Rose and Oak
As Favorites Over
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec.
24 The East has been est
Wished as a 7 1-2 favorite in the
annual East West Shrine charity
football game here against the
The odds did not overly please
Anay Kerr, one oi tne east coacn
es, who said:
"Right now, the West is a week
ahead of us in physical condition
and organization. We haven't had
a scrimmage and they've had
And as for the workouts of the
It was Lindy Berry day at Palo
Alto. The little Texas Christian
star halfback was threading the
needle with his passing. His
teammate, Eddie Le Baron of the
college of Pacific, also looked
good in the West's scrimmage.
It's a tossup as to which of the
two could steal the show for the
The east worked again Without
contact. The men from east of
the Mississippi are just getting
acquainted witn tnelr mates first
Cornell quarterback Pete Dor
set was the workhorse for the
third day. Dorset passed to his
receivers long and short with un
The East is still looking for
ward to the arrival of Arnold Ga-
liffa, Army T-formation quarter-
oacx. uaima ana Dorset will
carry the burden of the quarter-
backing duties lor tne East.
BERKELEY. Calif.. Dec. 24.
() Coach Lynn (Pappy) Wal-
aori says ms (Jaiiiornia football
team "stinks In all departments."
California's Bears meet the
Ohio State Buckeyes in the Rose
Bowl at Pasadena next Jan. 2.
Ohio State scored five touch
downs against the Bears inJ
scrimmage yesterday. The Cal
reserves and freshmen were giv
en the ball six times on the Cali
fornia, five yard line and hit pay
dirt on six occasions.
Waldorf admitted the picture
wasn't all black. He said:
"We have laid a good founda
tion. The boys are beginning to
get into condition. Down in River
side (where the Bears are sche
duled to stay) well bring all the
loose ends together . . . ounef
ficiency? well, you can say we've
improved one half of one per
cent this week."
Quarterbacks Bob Celerl and
Boots Erb concentrated on pass
ing. Celeri's ankle, which ha
been a source of worry this sea
son, appeared to be in good
Athletes Let Off Easy;
One Scrimmage Xmas
.MONTGOMERY, Ala., Deo. 24
UP) College all-stars chosen to
perform in the Blue-Gray foot
ball game get down to hard work
Tne iirst practice session was
called, for 10 a. m., and rival
coaches promised there won't
be a letup until the day of the
game, Dec. 31.
Two workouts a dav will
be the order except on Christ
mas, wnen tne son -hearted
coaches agreed to let the boys
off with one practice. But to hear
the master-minds talk, both
teams probably will lose the
game because of that one day of
Even before the workouts start
ed, Head Coaches Blar Cherry
oi Texas ana Kay Eliot of Illi
nois started bragging about what
a swell team the other has.
Oregon High School
(By The Associated Press)
Myrtle Point 56. Ashland 43.
Grants Pass SI, Marshfleld SO.
Cottage Grove 30, University
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' !, good things that we would 'SiT
wish yom this Christmas, 9 ff' Jf '
t aimot but feel that lytQ
I ' ' this sentiment is inspired by ft V
' ., i y good will and friendship F'M jji
''" maintained through the years. JP
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Sat., Dec. 24, 1949 The News-Review, RoMburg, Or.
Oregon Webfoots Entrain
For Midwest Hoop Series
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON,
ren's "mighty midgets" entrain
a three-game road trip into the
won and lost record.
The Ducks split a series with
Stanford, winning 58 to 51 after
dropping a 70 to 67 thriller in the
last two minutes and now face
the strong Loyola of Chicago club
on Dec. 27 and move on to Iowa
City for a game with the Hawk
eyes of Iowa on Dec. 20. The
third game will also be with
Iowa, but the teams will move
to Madison, Wis., for the game,
half of a double-header which
also features Notre Dame and
Warren expressed pleasure
with the steady improvement of
the Webfoots In the last two
weeks. The Ducks have now won
half of their last four games
and lodked considerable better
even In the two which were lost
The Ducks owe their great ral
ly in the Stanford opener and
a large part oi tne secona game
victory to some great shooting on
the part of the four rabbit-fast
guards. Mel Krause account
ed for 26 points in the two games
and he was closely followed by
Bob Lavey with 23, Jack Keller
with 19 and Ken Hunt pickt I up
10 to run the total for the back-
count men to 78 for the two gam.
Coach Warren has lust about
decided the ducks will bank on
hustle and SDeed this season and
junk the tall men as a key part
of the system. Mel Streeter, a
six -loot tnree-incn sopnomore,
has ousted Bob Amacher, the
two-year letterman from the reg
ular center spot and his per
formances have indicated that he
will be Increasingly valuable to
tne ducks. ..
Oregon was witnout the servic
es of Paul Sowers for the two
games with the Indians and the
ace Duck, scorer may not be
able to make the trip east. Sow
ers pulled a muscle in his back
in the first minute of the opening
game with the Indians and was
forced to the sidelines for the re
mainder of the series.
If Sowers is out his place will
be taken by either Lynn Hamil
ton or Paul Cooper. Hamilton
opened against Stanford and was
The remainder of the Oregon
lineup will remain unchanged
from that of the last four games.
Will Urban, rapidly becoming one
of the best backboard men and
hook shots in the league, will hold
down the other forward spot.
Streeter will open at center and
Krause and Hunt will start it
guard. The second guard tandem,
Lavey and Keller, will be cer
tain to move in to keep the pace
There will be 12 Webfoots on
the swing east and the party will
be boosted to 15 with the inclus
ion of Warren, manager Herm
Lind and Dr. George Gualdager.
Warren said Urban, Sowers,
Hamilton, Cooper and Dale War
berg would be the forwards,
Streeter and Amacher the cen
ters and Krause, Hunt, Lavey,
Keller and John Neeley the
Douglas County B League
Basketball Loop Inactive
The Douglas county B-league
basketball loop will remain inac
tive until after the holidays un
til Jan. 6, to be exact.
So far, Days Creek and Glen
dale in the south half and Yon
calla, Drain and Elkton in the
north half still remain undefeat
ed. League games will continue un
til Feb. 17, at which time both
Eugene, Dec. 24. Coach John War
from Eugene this weekend for
midwest bent on Improving their
In Friday Night's
By CHUCK PLUMMER
Only five of the six wrestlers
showed up for the six-man bat
tle royal at the armory Friday
night, but Douglas county wrest
ling fans were treated to a real
show in the five-man contest.
The battlers were Leo Wallick,
Gordon Hessell, Mike Nazarian,
Jack Kiser, and Paavo Katonen.
The sixth man, Buck Weaver,
didn't show up. His absence was
attributed to either car trouble
or illness. .
The first man to leave the ring
was Katonen, after all the other
wrestlers ganged up on him and
fiinned him. Second was Nazar
an, when Kiser, Hessell, and
Wallick teamed up on him after
taking some of his dirty tricks.
That left Kiser, Wallick, and Hes
sell In the ring and finally, Hes
sell pushed Kiser over Wallick,
who knelt behind Kiser, and
pinned Kiser to put him out of
Kiser and Nazarian
This elimination left Kiser and
Nazarian to battle for the semi
final, and Wallick and Hessell to
wrestle for the $200 championship
purse. Each match was a 30-mln-ute
time limit, two out of three
After 20 minutes of wrestling,
Nazarian had Kiser groggy from
a series of headlocks, hair pulling
and fist blows to Kiser's eye. But
just as it looked like Nazarian
was going to take the fall,
Kiser came to life and pulver
ized Nazarian with dropkicks -.nd
body slams. He finally took the
fall with a jacknife. The wrest
lers came back for the second
fall with only nine rtilnutes re
maining, and time ran out be
fore Nazarian could even the
The final bout was an exciting
one, with rough, but not dirty,
Wallick pitted against fast,
trlckey Hessell, and the two
battled It out for 19 minutes be
fore Wallick finally took the tall.
The match opened fast, with Wal
lick coming out of his corner in the
customary way, out Hessell
rushed across the ring and drop
kicked Wallick and almost pinned
him, but Wallick escaped Hessel's
body press. After about 17 min
utes, the two wrestlers were both
so weary they could hardly stand
up and barely dragged them
selves around the ring, but the
finish was exciting, as Wallick
delivered a few forearm blows,
then took the fall with a pile
driver and a body press. Hessell
had to be carried out of the ring
by referee Elton Owen, but re
turned for the second canto.
Wallick started out the second
fall by slugging 'Hessell on his
very sore neck, it affected Hes
sell so badly that he couldn't turn
back walllcK's attacks. When
Wallick had Hessell in the air
for another pile driver, Owen
stopped the bout and awarded
Wallick the purse, 'apparently
afraid of injuring Hessell's neck
the north and south half schools
will hold tournaments at Drain
and Riddle, to determine the
champions . in their respective
The two top clubs will then
meet at Yoncalla Union high
school, Feb. 24, at which time
the Douglas county B league
champion will be determined at
the county tournament..
FIGHTS LAST NIGHT
(By Tha Aitoclatcd Pren) '
HOLLYWOOD. Calif. Elmer Beltz.
140'., Lot Angeles, outpointed Archie
Whitewater, 141, San Francisco, 10.
Stop for a moment,
and listen! Dishes
clattering, small feet
romping each com
forting sound that
you accept as ordin
ary is a good reason
for you to be thank
ful this Season.
I a a season .w '
Pitco of Roseburg
1819 N. Stephens
Washington State Slump
Big Question Mark In
Northern Division Play
By The Associated Press
Are the Washington State Cou
gars in a temporary slump or
were tney over-rated in tneir pre
season buildups? They're return
ing home to Pullman today with
only one victory salvaged in a
five-game road trip.
The men of Friel, tabbed as
the team to beat in the Northern
Division of the Coast conference,
succumbed last night to Wyom
ing's Cowboys, 43-37, at Laramie.
While the Cougars were run
ning up a six-game winning
streak at the start of the 1949-50
campaign, Coach Jack Friel' tri
ed to minimize reports that he
had the strongest team In the
By contrast, Washington's Hus
kies are confounding the form
chart experts who had written
them off as too young and Inex
perienced. A 62-56 triumph over
Stanford ran the Huskies' record
to eight wins In nine starts.
Idaho, the only other Coast con
ference outfit to see action, drop
ped its fourth game in six on the
road to Nebraska at Lincoln, 66
45. There was little other action In
the Northwest during the holiday
lull Eastern Washington, one of
the top teams of the Evergreen
conference, traveled to 'ewiston,
Idaho, to trim northern Idaho col
lege of Education, 78-60. That
completed the Friday night slato.
Washington State has three
games at home next week before
ringing up the curtain on the
PCC season against Oregon State
at Corvallls Jan. 3. They are:
eastern Washington college Dec.
27, central Washington college
Washington takes on Columbia
at Seattle Dec. 30-31 before its
first conference game against
Idaho Jan. 6.
Oregon goes on a' Midwest in
vasion, meeting Loyola at Chi
cago Dec. 27, Iowa at Iowa City
Dec. 28, and' Wisconsin at Madi
son Dec. 30 before returning
home to tackle Columbia Jan.
Oregon State has a game with
Minnesota at Corvallis Dec. "7
and one with the Stewart Chevro
lets on the same floor Dec. 30
before its conference opener.
Idaho has two more games on
the road Lawrence Tech at De
troit Dec. 26 and Duquesne at
Pittsburgh Dec. 27 then meets
Gonzaga at Spokane Dec. 31 be
fore its PCC Inaugural at Seat
tle. Sprinter Patron Voted"
Athlete Of The Year
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24. UP)
Sprint star Mel Patton got a nice
Christmas present today. .
The world record holder for
the 100-yard dash, and applicant
for the world 220-yard mark, was
named Southern California ath
lete of the year by the executive
beard of the Helms athletic
Patton. formerly of the Univer
sity of Southern California, hit
9.3 seconds for 100 yards at the
Fresno relays in 1948. He was
clocked at 20.2 seconds for the
220 this year in a dual meet it
uula, but the record nas not
been accepted yet.
He is now head track coacn
at Long Beach City college.
DUCK HUNTER DROWNS
ASTORIA, UP) The Colum
bia river is being dragged for a
duck hunter who tumbled over
board while hunting with a com
panion. Sheriff Paul Kearney said the
missing man was Edwin H.
Brooks, an employee of the pub
lic works office at Tongue Point
CENTRALIA. Wash.. UP) A
flying pin fractured the skull of
a pin-setter in a ireaK accident
at the Centralia bowling alley
V S f I
No Clock Stop
Final 2 Minutes
SEATTLE, Dec. 24 UP) Paci
fic Coast Conference basketball
teams will not be able, to stop the
clock for substitutions in the fi
nal 120 seconds of action but
that's as far as the PCC will go
this season in revising the con
troversial two-minute foul rule.
Abb Curtis, supervisor of offi
cials for the conference, wrote
the Puget Sound Sportswriters
and Sportcaster association yes
terday: "This' is not the solution to han
dling the game in the closing
stages, but our-coaches feel that
it is some Improvement on the
present rule ... this is a na
tional rule and there seems little
likelihood of a sudden reversal
by such a body."
He said the time clock-substitution
revision will shorten
games by approximately 2 1-2
minutes. Under present rules It
takes from 6 1-2 to 7 minutes to
play the last 120 seconds. Curtis
estimated that with no time out
for lineup changes, the span can
be cut to 4 to 41-2 minutes.
Ready For South
MIAMI, Fla., Dec. 24 UP)
Both the North and South all-star
football teams are tapering off
from a rigid training schedule
climaxed yesterday with full
Coach Herman Hickman jf
Yale gave his hand-selected Yan
kee squad a 50-mlnute game style
scrimmage during which four
touchdowns were scored, and
Hickman paid out $4,
Hickman Jokingly promised to
fiay a dollar to each plaver mak
ng a touchdown during the
scrimmage. The offensive team
scored three times and big John
Sandusky, 260-pound tackle from
Viilanova stole an offensive team
pitchout and raced 95 yards to a
Others collecting were Minne
sota's Billy Bye, a co-captain;
Bob Lally of Notre Dame and Al
Cannova of Boston college.
Miami coach Andy Gustafson,
head mentor for the southern reb
els, also had a few minutes of
scrimmage after which he an
nounced that the two a day work
outs hereafter would be trimmed
to one a day.
Some 50,000 spectators are ex
pected to attend the charltv
game in the Orange Bowl Mon
day night. Net proceeds are used
by the Mahi Shrine Temple for
Its children's hospital fund.
Team Won Lost
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V. F. W 24. 11
Mobil Gas ....a. 21 Si
Bonebenders 19 S6
Games December 28
Spot Tavern 3, V. T. W. a, Bonebend
ers 0, Mobil Gas 1.
High ' individual same score: Tine
Preadman, 220; high individual aeries
score: Aing rreaaman, oau.
162 1S8 17S DS
-130 158 15fl 493
J 66 177 140 483
193 199 195 907
020 92 6691938
The Snot Tevern
R. Sargent aM 193 192 2O0 BBS
Root 142 1 81 194 477
A. Jackltn m...172 179 169 920
T. rreadman ....220 197 173 990
Total .r 727 749 89ft SI 72
Pearson Mobil Gee
E. Flno-erloa A77 197 IfM S24
B. Trnny . Ilia 169 199 BOS
m. nan i 213 1H1 973
O. Mentzer ,....,..161 162 168 491
...699 701 6942094
v. r. w.
Hoplcln ....108 1S3 187 SOB
Winston .137 . 219 184 940
D. Yundt 1T 169 169 471
S. Short i , .191 198 180 960
.... 629 739 ' 7202068
Wednesday nleht. The victim was
Guy Trantahm, 16, of Rochester.
The serious nature of his injury
was reported by the hospital yes
We extend to you the
Warmest wishes for th
merriest Christmas ever
... a New Year filled with
gladness and contentment
108 E. Washington
Celt Of Pre FeetbaH Said Raplsty Mountine;
DETROIT, Deo. 24 UP) The
Detroit Lions made public a fi
nancial statement today which il
lustrated the growing cost of pro
For the past season the Lions
tossed approximately $275,000 In
to the 'payroll.
In 1939 the payroll was $75,
000. For the last two years the Lions
have been under stockholder
ownership. Fred L. Mandel Jr.
the previous owner, sold his
franchise for $165,000.
The financial statement esti
mated the Lions' 1948 deficit at
Boston Bravtt Sign Up
Walters At Instructor
BOSTON, Dec. 24 UP) Well
stocked with new' and young
pitching blood, the Boston Braves
today had old master Bucky Wal
ters available for expert instruc
tion. Walters, deposed as manager
of the Cincinnati Reds late last
season, accepted an attractive of
fer to become the tribal pitching
coach after lengthy deliberation.
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
e e .The Yule Log crackling cheerfully in the
fireplace the company .of good friends ; '' ,
sounds of carols ringing through the crisp win-',
ter airf An affectionate atmosphere that makes
. all realize the true meaning of PEACE ON
EARTH, GOOD WILL TOWARD MEN!
Sincere Wishes for a Very Merry Yuletide ...
that wo do not have timo to toko a walk
up tht street and call on our many good
customers and friends, in person, end say
Because we really do mean just that
and value' your friendship.
"Neon & Painted Signs of every Description"
438 N. Jackson Roseburg Phone 355-R
$93,798 and the 1949 deficit at
After an original $500,000 capi
tal Investment, the Lions have A
balance of $117,496.79. .
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924 Qdn. Vallsy Rd. Ph. 530-J-1
Johnson 8sa Harte Dtal.r
Come to u for
that final touch
of good ream
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In a sincere wish that you and
your family may'-gather to
gether this year for a merry,
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