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They All Lose
-By DICK NEUBEBGER
rJ'HERE Isn't an athletic team on
the face of the earth that can’t
be beaten. They all lose some
umes. Fven the
best of them fall.
■ comes to an end
P eventually. Take
Notre Dame, for
gg three years the
Ml r i s h dominated
Chuck canon the football
world. Then the breakup came and
how fast it got started once it was
under way! Southern California's
sensational last-quarter victory oc
casioned the disaster and Army’s
dashing 12-to-0 dope reversal cli
Even Southern California's na
tional champions were the victims
of an upset. The Trojans lost to
little St. Mary’s, 13 to 7. Given a
return game, the defenders of the
walls of Troy probably would jug
gernaut over the Gaels as blithely
as they crushed everyone else in
their path. But there was no re
turn game, and score that was
posted for all the world to see was
that of 13 to 7 for the unheralded
lads from Moraga.
The breakup eventually struck
Connie Mack's Athletics. Favor
ites at odds of 7-to-5 to win their
third successive world's baseball
championship, the American league
champions succumbed to Pepper
Martin and the St. Louis Cardinals
and relinquished the pennant they
thought would be theirs once more.
Then there was Jack Dempsey and
that wild fight at Soldiers’ field
when Tunney stood over, his half
The latest victim to the fate that
overtakes all champions was Ben
son Tech’s high-powered basket- !
ball team. Everybody had virtual- !
ly conceded the Orangemen the j
high school championship of the
state, but Benson joined the ranks
of the defeated Tuesday when it
lost to Washington’s unconsidered
quintet, 21 to 17. I don’t believe
CJmtU' Ouuii- Jatedt Mvzntiwzi
Men may do the bossing . . . .
but-the girls make*their own
plan" for them.
EMERALD SPORTS STAFF
Dick Neuberger Sports Editor
Bruce Hamby. Asst. Sports Editor
Parks Hitchcock, Joseph Saslavsky,
THE COUGARS ARE COMING t
Tomorrow night at McArthur
court Oregon faces the potential
champions of the northwest, Wash
ington State's Cougars. Game time
is 7:30 as usual.
■ Plii Delts Win
I Donut Crown
Victors First To Break
Close Gaines Feature Title
Match With Conquerors
Eking Out Victory
By JOSEPH SASLAVSKY
The honor of breaking the phe
nomenal string of Yeomen intra
mural crowns for the first time
this school year goes to Phi Delta
Theta, which won the donut vol
leyball title yesterday by eking out
a victory over the independent
squad in a stunning upset, 16-14,
18-16. The victors had to display
a mighty fine brand of volleyball
to prevent the Yeomen from add
ing another scepter to their long
The conquerors displayed a more
I cool-headed and cautious attack
I than the Yeomen did and came
I through in the pinches for vital
points when they were most need
ed. They also succeeded in return
ing a great percentage of intended
kill shots from the hands of In
I gram Kjosness, the star of the
Yeomen six, who seemed to be
I badly off form.
i In both games, which went
I over the limit of 15 points needed
for victory, there was a display of
i close /and hard fought playing,
with the Phi Delts running up a
comfortable lead in the first ses
sion only to have the losers stage
an almost successful rally and
bind the count at 14-14. The Phi
Delt combination broke through
for the needed margin of two
counters and took the initial tilt.
The Yeomen assumed a lead early
in the second game; the Phi Delta
tied it up and went ahead; the
Yeomen did likewise; with each
and every point hotly disputed, the
Phi Delt team again forged ahead;
the independent volleyballists
again tied the score at 14-14 and
obtained a short-lived lead of 15
14, which the champions knotted
at 15-15. The w'inning six then
again went ahead to add another
point for a 16-15 advantage; the
losers again tied the count at 16
16, but, as in the first fray, the
titlists came through in the crisis
to garner the needed two points
and the intramural championship.
Here we have none other than
George Herman Ruth himself.
When this snap was taken, the
celebrated home-run king of the
big leagues was weighing In pre
paratory to starting his annual
training grind. He hasn't yet de
cided whether to accept Colonel
Jacob Ruppert’s $70,000 salary
offer. He still thinks he's worth
$80,000 a year to the Yankees.
trying it now. Here’s one I re
ceived the other day:
End—Ted Shipkey, Stanford.
End Harold Muller, California.
Tackle—Jessie Hibbs, U. S. C.
Tackle—Johnny Beckett, Oregon.
Guard—Seraphim Post. Stanford.
Guard—Babe Horrell, California.
Center—Jeff Cravath, U. S. C.
Quarter—Morley Drury, U. S. C.
Half—Chuck Carrol, Washington.
Half—George Wilson, Washington.
Full—Ernie Nevers, Stanford.
*5® * *
That’s not a bad outfit. Of
course, it is only for compara
tively modern times. Where
would a team that went back as
far as 1895 be without such Ore
gon players as Dick Smith,
Chauncey Bishop, Dudley Clark,
Homer Angell and Johnny Par
There’s no doubt about six
members of the above all-time
team. Those are Nevers, Carroll,
Wilson, Post, Beckett, and Mil
ler. The others might be ques
tioned. For instance, among
others you have to consider
Francis Tappan, Ted Swan, Har
ry Shipkey, Morton Kaer, Ernie
Pinckert, Ted Beckett, Irv Phil
lips, Don Kobeskey, Gaius Sha
ver and Johnny Baker.
Everybody’s playing “21” these
days. By “21” is not meant the
popular card-game version of
“Blackjack,” but merely the shoot
ing of baskets until one or the oth
er competitor has sunk 21 shots.
The game is so popular by now
that there are more fellows using
the side and corner baskets at Mc
Arthur court than there are actual
ly playing basketball on the court.
George Richard Eckman, the
heavyweight sports-writer, was the
gentleman who started the fad.
George Richard cut such a strik
ing figure in his green basketball
suit that all the other lads sudden
ly became interested in the game.
The next to begin it was Mike
Mikulak. the big fullback, who was
an all-city forward when he was
at high school in Minneapolis.
Then your correspondent and
Mr. Westbrook Hamby joined the
crowd. Last but not least was Bob
Officer, the handsome assistant
trainer. He’s already the ace bas
ket-sinker of the entire outfit.
* * *
Idaho has had tough luck this
basketball season. The Vandals
came dangerously close to win
ning from both Oregon State and
Washington State. They play
Washington this week-end and
don’t be surprised if the Idaho
lads give the Huskies more fight
than they’re ex Meeting. No team
on the coast could stop the Van
dals if they play as phenomenal
ly as they did in the second game
Orthopedics To Be Subject
Of Talk by Dr. P. A. Boss
“Orthopedics” will be the topic
discussed by Dr. P. A. Ross, Eu
gene physician, at the meeting of
Beta Lambda, newly formed biol
ogy honorary, tonight. Anyone in
terested in the topic is invited to
attend the meeting, which will be
held in room 103, Dcady hall, at
Dr. Ross has been active in this
field fur years, having spent some
time in Vienna in research.
Couger Quintet to Display
W ares at McArthur Friday
Reinhart Declares W.S.C.
Hoop Experts Show
When Coach Jack Friel brings
his league leading Washington
State Cougars here Friday and
for their first ap
pearance at Mc
Oregon fans will
have an oppor- i
tunity to watch |
one of the finest
nations seen in
the North west
for years. g
Authority for jack Friel
this rather far-reaching statement
is Bill Reinhart, Oregon mentor.
Reinhart has been in the coaching
business at Oregon for years and
has seen them all. And this team,
he says, is one of the best, in re
gard to high powered scoring.
Leading the Cougars is Huntly
Gordon six foot five inch center,
and Claud Holsten, forward. These
two have been responsible for a
majority of the VV. S. C. points
this season. Gordon was leading
scorer of the league last year and
along with Holsten is pressing
Cap Roberts of Oregon for the
leadership again this season.
Another state luminary is Art
McLarney, twigs chosen all-North
west guard. This is his last year
on the Cougar varsity. Bobby
Cross, the other forward, is
another lad who has a knack of
hitting the basket frequently.
While dopesters pick the Cou
gars as heavy favorites, Oregon
has the distinction of being the
only team in the division to defeat
the league leaders. Since that one
loss the Cougars have won seven
WOMEN DEBATE TEAMS
ARGUE DIVORCE LAWS
(Continued from Z'age One)
when marriage was her only possi
ble career,” she explained. “The
conception of marriage has been
altered also. It used to be regard
ed as a sacrament or heavenly
bond which could not be broken,
whereas now, nearly everyone real
izes that it is a contract for mu
tual happiness. The romantic halo
surrounding the act has now been
replaced by a common-sense esti
mation of values. Can anyone
fancy the enforcement of a con
tract which pleases neither of the
Eugene Compared to Keno
Miss Hickson, the second affirm
ative speaker, compared Eugene,
as a city of ljke proportions, to
Reno. She mentioned the greater
number of hotels, amusement cen
ters, and luxury shops that are in
Reno to illustrate the point that
Nevada's laws are catering entire
ly to the wealthy.
In pursuing the residence re
quirement she quoted authorities
who have proved that other states
need not recognize divorces grant
ed on such a basis.
She concluded witli the state
ment, “We prophesy that Nevada
will soon be issuing a mail order
divorce with a money-back guar
antee if she keeps up her present
endeavor to monopolize the divorce
Negative ITpholds Severing
The next arguer for the nega
tive, Miss Leighton, contended that
a divorce was only the recognition
by the world of a union dissolved
before by mutual disagreement.
She further showed that the “cruel
ty” grounds for divorce in Nevada
was but an attempt of the state's
legislators to shield the exposing
of intimate facts to the people in
The debate was held in 110 John
son hall, John L. Casteel, assistant
professor of speech, acting as
TEUTONIC ROMANCE IS
FACULTY CLUB TALKIE
(Continued from Vage OneJ
is a rare treat. The score of Hans’
opera is interesting. And the songs
at the wedding feast—these were
perhaps the best of all. All about
the banquet board the horny-hand
ed villagers roar the marriage
song, a sort of Bavarian ballad,
and the cowed visage of the hero
ine with misgivings at the end of
the table detracts not a bit from
All the dialogue is in English.
The adaptation was done well, even
if an occasional West-London ac
cent in the mouth of a Tyrolean
burgher brings a smile.
The picture is done with broad
sweeps of the emotional brush.
Subtletie are confined to camera
shots. The comedy is boisterous
and jolly, the tragedy is dire and
operatic. And the love is LUV. No
Parisian philanderings, no modem
Pierroting; it is a serious business
There are excellent things in
the “Immortal Vagabond.” The
American movie has educated the
American amusement-seekers to a
point where some of the action will
seem a bit on the kindergarten side
but at the same time there are
parts impossible to find in the
home-grown variety. It is worth
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Southern School Eyes
Cromwell Nears Quarter
Century Mark as
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11.—Dean
Cromwell, developer of many indi
vidual champions and champion
ship teams at the University of
Southern California, is starting his
23rd year of track and field
coaching at the Trojan institution
with two main objectives in mind.
First, the amiable dean of western
track coaches wants to lead South
ern California to a fifth I. C. A.
A. A. A. championship and thus
gain for S. C. permanent posses
sion of the highly prized inter
collegiate trophy; and second, he
wants to turn over a record num
ber of Trojan athletes to Uncle
Sam for the Olympic Games here
Many notable achievements are
shown in Cromwel l’s 22-year
record at S. C. Although his
Southern California squads have
competed only eight times in I. C.
4-A. meets, they have won four
championships, the victories being
registered in 1925, '26, '30 and ’31.
His N. C. A. A. championships
record is also a brilliant one, his
Trojan teams having competed
but four times and out of that
number having won three titles—
in 1926, '30 and '31.
Sometimes called “maker of
champions,” Coach Cromwell can
look back upon a record of hav
ing produced 15 intercollegiate in
dividual champions, 10 national
champions, 3 individual world’s
record holders, and 2 world's rec
ord holding sprint relay teams.
Cromwell's individual champions
were produced in a variety of
events and indicate that the smil
ing mentor has a thorough knowl
edge of every event on the track
and field program. His champions
are most numerous in the sprints
ivhere Frank Wykoff, Charles Pad
dock and Charley Borah have
been outstanding stars, but in the
high and low hurdles, broad jump,
pole vault and weights he also
rates high in the production of
In recent years Southern Cali
fornia has had three intercollegiate
low hurdle champions in Kenneth
Grumbles, Bill Carls and Ernie
Payne, and one high hurdle champ
in Leighton Dye. Fred Kelly, a
high hurdler, was Cromwell’s first
... of the A I R
"Trapping Atlanta's Masked
Fiend," an adaptation of the story
of an actual incident of the crim
inal world, will be presented in
play form over station KORE at
4:15 this afternoon during the Em
erald of the Air.
Cleta McKinnon is director of
the production: and the cast in
cludes Dorothy Clifford, Charlotte
Eldridge, Gretchen Wintermeier,
George Root, Laurence Frazier,
and Jack Mulder.
» * *
A music program will be broad
cast during Friday’s Emerald of
the Air, under the direction of
Olympic champion. Bud Houser
was both an Olympic and an inter
collegiate weight champ under
Cromwell, while Bob Hall last year
was the Trojan coach’s latest in
tercollegiate weight winner.
Jesse Hill held the I. C. 4-A.
broad jump record at 25 feet, %
inch, until another Trojan, Dick
Barber, came along and wrecked it
with a leap of 25 feet, 3 V2 inches.
Lee Barnes, captain of Troy’s
team in 1928, holds the world’s
record in the pole vault at 14 feet,
1 Va inches, but this mark is in
danger of being broken by Bill
Graber, present Trojan junior, who
won the I. C. 4-A. event last spring
with a meet record of 14 feet, %
One of CrpmweH's greatest
stars was Vic Williams, who like
Wykoff, won first places in the
I. C. 4-A., N. C. A. A. and national
A. A. U. championships last year.
Vic, now running for the Los An
geles A. C., was Cromwell’s great
est quarter-miler, being an I. C.
4-A. record holder and a joint
holder of the world’s record of
47 2-5 seconds.
Then for champs in other events,
Cromwell has produced Jesse JVjor
Smarties Peddle ...
are at it again on the Ore
The phone rang and rang at
a fraternity house "on the hill”
yesterday, and when it was an
swered the following greeting
came over the wire, “Your nick
el, you talk.” The calling party
was too stunned to talk for a
In a sorority telephone booth,
along with the names of the
girls and their corresponding
buzzer signals, the following:
“Zilch, two shorts, and a pair of
A steady pigger at a fratern
ity on the race lost In dreams
of his loved one, answered the
phone the other day with the
startling comment: “Gamma
Phi Beta.” Last year at the
same house a freshman, in the
midst of a heated argument on
a problem in mathematics,
heard the phone ring. He an
swered with the formula under
discussion: “Two X equals
tensen in the javelin and Jim Stew
art in the high jump.
Despite his notable coaching
career at Southern California,
Cromwell takes his laurels as
"maker of champions" with tu
grain of salt. "I had the material,”
is about all he will say about it.
“The boys had the making of
champions when they arrived at
Southern California. They were
equipped with physical ability and
determination — one can’t be a
champion without these."
HALL TO ENTERTAIN
Hendricks hall has invited the
Susan Campbell women, Miss Hil
da Swenson, and Bishop Walter
Taylor Sumner for after-dinner
coffee this evening. Ivy Walkem
will present several dance skits.
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Washington's stunning victory will
prevent Howard Hobson's lads
from winning the championship
they want so badly, but it only
goes to prove that you can’t win
all the time.
* * *
And even as Notre Dame, South
ern California, the Athletics, Jack
Dempsey and Benson Tech lost, so
can Washington State lose. The
Cougars are not infallible. They
were beaten by Oregon once; they
can be beaten again. This is no
time to get discouraged over the
Oregon basketball situation. The
team needs backing now more than
ever before. The Webfoots stand
on the brink of their big test. If
they can win from Washington
State, they have a 50-50 chance of
finishing their season at the .500
mark. Merely because the Cougars
are league-leaders is no reason
why Oregon cannot defeat them.
* * *
Ever try to select an all-time
Pacific Coast conference all-star
football team ? With nothing to do
in the winter months, the lads are
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