Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 20, 1932, Page 3, Image 3

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    Dempsey’s Punch.
Is It Gone?
Football Ends.
J^VIDENTLY the years have ex
acted their toll from Jack
Dempsey. The punch with which
the M a n a s s a
Mauler battered
the raging Firpo
| to the canvas
i that memorable
night of more
than half a gen
eration ago was
missing Thurs
day when the
greatest figure in
American pugilis- *
Jack Dempsey tic history falt
ered on the comeback trail. The
agility and drive that carried Jack
to victory in his bouts of the old
Tex Rickard era were needed sore
ly as he dropped a four round de
cision to a young Chicago fish
peddler named King Levinsky.
Twenty-eight thousand people
sat in stunned silence as the lead
ing man of the prize-fight indus
try was knocked reeling by a pug
not even good enough to be ranked
as a possible contender for the ti
tle now held by Max Schmeling.
The ring-siders who voted the de
cision to Levinsky were newspa
permen. They were friends of
Jack Dempsey’s. But Levinsky so
conclusively proved his superiority
that they had no alternative but
to award him the victory.
* * *
In his story over the Chicago
Tribune leased wire, French Lane
said every member of the Tribune
sports staff thought Levinsky had
fought the better fight.
* * *
This brings us to the ques
tion: Can Jack Dempsey come
back? Levinsky was the first
grade A fighter Dempsey met,
and he proved too good for the i
man from Manassa. If that hap- j
pens against a pug of Levinsky’s
caliber, what will take place if
Jack meets Schmeling, Sharkey
or even Frimo Camera? No, it
looks as if Jack Dempsey’s prize
fighting days are ended.
When Jack Dempsey appeared
in Portland late last summer, he
knocked out three fighters of
more or less questionable ability
in double-quick time. But Demp
sey most certainly did not look
impressive in doing so. The thuds
that put the boxers in Portland
to sleep wouldn’t have jarred
Good-bye Campus!
. WjJJUams
Matinee at 2 and 4 P. M.
Tonight at 9 P. M.
At the request of those
unable to attend the
afternoon showings on
Thursday—-we are re
“Lost Gods”
Between shows tonight
—come along and see
both for the one price.
L. B. C. N. U.
Francis Dade
Kush Hughes
and the
at 8:30
house? I
Anvone from your
Dick Neuberger Sports Editor
Bruce Hamby....Asst. 8ports Editor
Parks Hitchcock, Joseph Saslavsky,
Malcolm Bauer
w. s. c. wins:
At Washington State college
34, University of Idaho 28. Only
conference basketball game sched
uled for last night.
Oregon Hoop
Team To Meet
O.S.C. Tonight
Contest Will Be Played
In Enemy Territory
Third Place in Conference
Standings at Stake
In Last Series
The usual state basketball
championship slips to one side as
the prize for the winner of the
Oregon - Oregon
State series. To
night the two
rivals meet at
Corvallis in the
second contest to
determine which
shall finish the
season in third
place. The Web
foots took the
cap itonerts nrst game nere
two weeks ago, 21 to 20.
Both teams have three games
left and at present are tied for
third place with six victories and
seven defeats each. Oregon State
slipped back as a result of two
defeats by Washington State early
this week. Neither team has even
a mathematical chance to finish
above third place.
Oregon Has Handicap
Oregon will be handicapped se
riously tonight by the injury to
Captain Windy Calkins last week
in the final Washington State
game. Calkins hurt his ankle and
has been kept out of practice all
week. Coach Bill Reinhart stated
last night that he would start Gib
Olinger in his place, although
Calkins is sure to play part of
the game, at least.
The Beavers will have Ken Fa
gans, star forward, back in the
lineup after a layout due to in
fluenza. Carl Lenchitsky, tall
guard, also will be on hand to
check the Webfoots. The re
mainder of the Oregon State line
up will probably include Skeet
O’Connell at the other guard post,
Jerry Thomas at forward and tall
Ed Lewis at center.
Reinhart Warns Players
During practice the last week
Reinhart has been displeased with
the showing made by the Oregon
players. Since the two upset vic
tories over W. S. C., he stated,
the members of the team have
failed to come back to earth and
have not taken practice seriously.
The Webfoot starting lineup
probably will include Spook Rob
ertson and Cliff Potter, forwards;
Cap Roberts, center; and Hank
Levoff with either Olinger or
Calkins, guards. The game will
start at 7:30 in the men's gym
nasium at Corvallis. Tickets for
the contest may be purchased at
the associated students office at
McArthur court.
Louis Firpo, the wild bull of the
Pampas whom Jack crushed in
one of the greatest fights of all
* * *
Millions of people will be disap
pointed if Jack Dempsey does not
regain the championship he held
for so long. He still is the great
est drawing card in the business.
Even as a referee, he can attract
a larger audience than the aver
age heavyweight contender can as
a fighter. When Jack walked
down the aisle at Portland, a roar
arose from 20,000 throats that
echoed and re-echoed from the hills
back of Multnomah stadium like
the reverberations from a battery
of cannons.
But Jack cannot expect to lose
and still receive tributes like that.
Those 20,000 people not only
cheered Jack with their voices, but
they also paid him with their dol
lars. Dempsey’s appearance at
Portland grossed him almost $10,
000, so there also was some mate
rial value to the affair.
I* * * *
It will be interesting to see what
Dempsey’s manager, Leonard
1 Sacks, will do next. Will he get
the Manassa Mauler another fairly
formidable opponent, or will he
I start at the bottom and work up
again? Time will tell.
* * *
Not much longer now and they
will start to pick the all-north
west, all-California and all-Pa
cifie Coast conference basket
ball teams. The gents always
have a lot of fun for several days
writing about the merits of play
ers they never have seen. Ore
gon lias three prospective can
* didates iu Cap Roberts, Hank
Yell King Is Told
To 'Can' Hissing
At Grappling Tilts
minutive yell king, who
tells the fans at the basketball
games to "can it’’ when the on
lookers start booing, was told
to “can it” himself In the men’s
gym yesterday at the final
bouts of the all-campus wres
tling tournament.
He had indulged in some of
the hissing and booing which
he heartily frowns upon at the
varsity athletic contests, when
Clair Meisel, coach of the
wrestlers, told him to desist in
plain and understandable lan
guage. Mr. Slocom then
quenched his ardor and
“canned” his outbursts.
Campus Fencing
Tourney To Start
On February 23
Seventeen Aspirants Sign
For Chance at Titles
To Be Offered
The annual all-campus fencing
tournament will start next Tues
day, February 23. Seventeen en
trants are out for the three titles
to be awarded, one crown to go
to the winner of each of the rival
ries in three different divisions,
the foil, the epee, and the sabre.
Several' aspirants have entered all
three sections with the hope of
capturing all three scepters. Other
bladesmen have entered two and
others one of the sections of the
The drawings will be announced
on the morning of the day the
competition commences. Judges
will be Warren Powell, coach of
the fencers, and Louis Myers, in
structor in romance languages.
The names of the events and
the entrants in each follow:
Foil—Russell Tinkham, Edwin
Pitt, John Caswell, Buck Nash,
George Bennett, James Blair, Wil
lis Ekblad, Thomas Emmens, Nor
ris Porter, George Hibberd, Clif
ford Stocker, Irvin Hill, and R. M.
Epee—Joe Bishop, Lowell An
derson, Bill Anderson, Tinkham,
Pitt, Cross, Caswell, Nash, Ben
nett, Porter, Hibberd, and Hill.
Sabre—Pitt, Bishop, Cross, L.
Anderson, Caswell, Nash, Bennett,
Porter, Stocker, Hill, and Hibberd.
Levoff and Captain Winsor
Calkins. A lot depends upon
how they show against Oregon
State in the remaining three
games with the Orangemen.
There are two lads it will be
difficult to keep off an all-coast
quintet. They are Jerry Nerner,
the Southern California sharp
shooter; and Dick Einthicum,
the U. C. L.. A. guard. They
have been consistently good in
all their team's games.
* * *
Oh my, oh my, oh my! The bas
ketball players apparently are be
coming quite particular at the
University of California. A recent
story by William Leiser in the
San Francisco Examiner said Ralph
Stone objected slightly when Coach
Nibs Price sent him into the game
between California and Stanford.
It seems the Bears were leading
by about 15 points at the time and
there were only a few minutes
left to play, so Stone thought
there wasn’t much use of his en
tering the fracas. He finally went
in, but did so with reluctance and
evidently played as though he were
making the most of a bad bargain.
Incidentally, Stone was the
husky young man who was virtual
ly a unanimous choice for all-con
ference footbell end last autumn.
He and Rusty Gill, pile-driving
fullback, were the outstanding
players on Navy Bill Ingram’s
eleven. Stone would be eligible
this year except for a technicality.
It seems that two years ago he and
George Watkins, long-distance
punter, appeared in a scrub game
against the San Francisco univer
sity reserves, so both lads are
forced to sacrifice a year of con
ference competition. The action
was taken against them at the
! winter meeting of the Pacific Coast
1 conference in San Francisco.
• *
Even without the stalwart
l Stone there will be some note
worthy ends liack on the coast
this season. Kay Sparling, who
made so many touchdowns on
his celebrated cud-arouud play,
Cinder Artists
To Start Work
Today at 2:30
I " "
Coach Hayward Makes
Tryout Call
Trials Will Culminate in
Big Intramural Track
Meet in March
| Colonel William L. Hayward an
nounced last night that the open
ing track trials of the season would
be held today on
the practice field
east of McArthur
court. The events
will start at 2:30
o'clock. Colonel
wayward also
said that similar
track trials would
be staged every
Saturday after
Col. Hayward noon until the
season proper gets under way.
The trial events will culminate
i in the big intramural track meet
on March 5. To the campus living
organization winning the intra
mural jamboree, Colonel Hayward
will present a large sterling silver
trophy cup recently purchased by
The complete lineup, by events,
for today’s initial trial follows:
75-yard Run
First heat—Ballard, so.; DePit
tard, so.; Hamilton, so.; Penning
ton, so.; Star.
Second heat—Voegtly, so.; Wag
ner, Paul, f; Hillis, f; Burr, so.;
Bolds, Jr.; Edwards, H., so.
Fricke, s.; Hunter, j.; Parmelee,
so.; Chorioch, f; Sinclair, f; Wag
ner, f.
300 Yards
First heat—Lawrence, jr.; Dol
loff, jr.; Wright, so.; MacIntyre, f.;
Williams, R., f; Fisher.
Second Heat — Thompson, f;
Greenough, f.; Lundgren, so.; Hol
man, jr.; De Pittard, so.
H. H. 50 Yards
Cooper, j.; McCoy, so.; Know
land, f.; Dudley, so.
Newcomb, Simpson, Palmer, De
maras, Nowland.
Christopherson, f.; Hendrickson,
f; Myers, f; Hicks, sr.
Lewis, |H. Neilson, Chase, J.,
Hall, M.
Fury, Clark, Sleeper, Tongue.
will guard Southern California's
right flank; Don Colvin will be
back at Stanford; Bob Cenfesty,
the nimble pass-receiver, will re
turn at Washington; Orville Bai
ley and Chuck Wishard return
to Oregon; the Davis brothers
and Vic Curtin return at Oregon
State, and Washington State
keeps both its regular flankmcn
of last year, Charles Klawltter
and Homer Hein.
(Continued from rage One)
scoring plays, and played a stellar
defensive game.
The frosh travel to Corvallis
this afternoon where they meet
the rook five in their final encoun
ter of the season.
The score;
Campf (c), f
Terjeson, f ...
Miller, c .
Berg, g .
Rourke, g .
Siegmund, f .
Clay, f .
Lindgren, c .
.. 5
.. 2
... 4
... 0
... 6
... 0
.. 0
... 1
J»F j
McClain, g . 0
Reeder, g . 0
Hibbard, f . 1
Newlin, f . 1
Hill, c . 3
Barbano, g . 1
Atchen, g .
j Prahl, f .
Parks, f .
! Masterson, f
Devine, c .
; Bailiis, g .....
Referee- Adams, Salem.
Blue Line
Phone 272
Low cst Kates in City
New Grid Rules
Cause Different
Bruin Sentiment
Players, Coaches Display
Enthusiasm for New
Substitute Rules
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19.—(Spe
cial)—Opinions differed widely to
day on the Bruin campus regard
ing recent drastic changes an
nounced by the National Football
Rules committee. The only sec
tion which drew unanimous ap
proval was the new substitute rul
ing. Players and coaches alike
were enthusiastic in its favor, feel
ing that it would not only speed
up the game by enabling coaches
to keep fresh players in the lineup
but would go a long way toward
lessening injuries, and would per
mit small squads to compete on
a more even plane with numerical
ly stronger teams.
1 A. J. Sturzenegger, speaking for
the Bruin coaching staff in the ab
sence of William H. Spaulding,
head football coach and director of
athletics, claimed credit for the
Pacific Coast and Rocky Mountain
Coaches' association for half of
the new rulings passed by the na
tional body. The western group at
a recent meeting here, recommend
ed the equipment, dead ball, and
use of hand rules in substantially
their present forms, and also went
on record in favor of some change
in the old kickoff regulations.
While admitting the safety fac
tors in most of the new statutes,
players were firm in their belief
that the rule prohibiting the flying
block and tackle would result in
wholesale penalties inasmuch as
practically every player leaves his
feet naturally. The dead ball rul
ing, while it prevents piling will,
they feel, penalize a man who ac
cidentally loses his footing in a
clear field or out of the reach of
... of the A I R
“Mirage,” an intense drama of
the Sahara desert, will be broad
cast during the Emerald of the Air
at 4:15 this afternoon over station
KORE. The play was adapted and
written by Betty Maloney, -in the
play writing class of Mrs. Alice
The story centers around a party
of seven marooned on the desert,
and facing death from lack of wa
ter. A surprise ending is used to
bring the play to a close.
Cleta McKennon, who is direct
ing the play, has announced the
cast as follows: Esther Hayden,
Ethan Newman, Charles Shoe
maker, Gene Love, Charlotte Eld
ridge, Leo Baker, and Billy Adams.
(Continued from Page One)
inal fantasia which follows an ob
vious program morning, the
woods, the love song, and finally
the tarentella. The euphonium
plays a long solo which aptly
proves the description of this in
strument as being the “singer” of
the military band.
(Starts Sunday
For 3 Days
mighty drama at courage
Richard Cromwell
Joan IHIarah
Saturday Only
| Seven TitJists
In Wrestling
Are Crowned
Grappling Tournament
Comes To End
Burke, RuUeneutler, Clapp,
Keltner, Kelliher, Clark,
Mountain Champions
Heavyweight—Howard Clark.
Light - heavyweight — Frank
165 pound class—Doc Kelli
Middleweight — Tom Moun
Welterweight—Ray Clapp.
Lightweight — John Rutten
Featherweight — Norman
The annual all-campus wrestling
tournament is history now, and the
fans who smothered yawns through
most of the aimless tugging that
went on during the week will not
have another chance to get so
bored until next year. Injuries
and flu forced several of the best
men to the sidelines and was re
sponsible for many of the poor
showings made during the tour
ney’s progress.
Big Frank Keltner and his will
ing if inexperienced opponent,
Chuck Johnson, put on the least
monotonous of the final bouts yes
terday. Keltner, displaying much
better workmanship than he did
last year, and was entirely too
clever for the Marshfield long
shoreman. He outwrestled Chuck
during a hectic first round, and
secured a fall in the second when
the latter was worn down from
his own efforts and Keltner’s man
Clark Wins Easily
Howard Clark easily won his
heavyweight /bout with Howard
Lewis, keeping the latter’s nose
on the canvas throughout the ma
jor portion of the first round and
quickly dumping him in the second
when Lewis got over-anxious. The
tussle was rather slow, Clark’s
skillful "riding” in the first ses
sion being the only outstanding
Bob Nunn and Charles Martin
were kept out of the finals due to
injuries so Tom Mountain and Ray
Clapp, their scheduled opponents,
put on a clever exhibition bout.
Mountain was an easy victor but
the much lighter Clapp put up a
game, resourceful stand, forcing
Mountain to his utmost. This ex
hibition brought out the best all
around wrestling of the otherwise
drab week.
Burke Takes Decision
Norman Burke and Otto Von
derheit locked arms and shoved
each other around the mat most of
their time on the mat, Burke man
aging to sit on Vonderheit long
enough to edge out a decision by
virtue of one and a half minute's
Freshman Swim
Squad Conquers
Varsity Natators
Duckling Mermen Victors
In Dnul Competition
By Tally of 49-35
The Oregon freshman swimming
team beat the varsity natators in
a dual meet last night in the wom
en’s pool by a count of 49 to 35.
The varsity aquatic stars were se
verely handicapped and in most of
the events could not make up the
obstacles in fast enough time.
Willie Paul of the duckling com
bination was high point man of the
evening, his harvest being eight
tallies. Bob Needham led the scor
ing parade of the varsitarians by
garnering six markers.
The swimming teams are slated
to put in some real work this next
week in preparation for the dual
meet with the Oregon State aquat
ic aggregations to be held here
next Saturday, February 27.
The summary of the meet:
160 yard relay—won by varsity
(Oglesby, Stevenson, Pratt, Need
100 yard breast stroke—Laffer
ty, varsity, first; Fletcher, varsity,
second: Fowler, frosh, third.
100 back stroke—Hine, frosh,
first; Moorehouse, frosh, second;
Anderson, varsity, third.
60 yard free style—-Paul, frosh,
first; Needham, varsity, second;
Lindner, frosh, third.
440 yard free style—Sherman,
frosh, first; Gearhart, frosh, sec
ond; Foster, varsity, third.
100 yard free style—Thomas,
frosh, first; Needham, varsity, sec
ond; Ringrose, frosh, third.
Diving—Chilton, frosh, first;
Nigh, varsity, second; Stewart,
frosh, third. ,
220 yard free style—Oglesby,
varsity, first; Paul, frosh, second;
Stevenson, varsity, third.
200 yard medley relay—won by
frosh (Fowler, Privat).
advantage. John Ruttencutter and
Wallace Miller also had difficulty
in getting down on the mstf/ but
Ruttencutter was on top during
the few occasions when they did
hit the canvas.
The Doc Kelliher-Charles Nicely
scrap for the 165 pound title pro
vided the boys a nice, gentle
workout, which drew a big hand
from their fraternity brothers. The
rest of the crowd enjoyed a short
nap while the men leisurely scuf
fled around, Kelliher appearing
able to throw Nicely at any time
he chose. Referee Earl Boushey,
subbing for Clair Meisel, did a good
job of officiating, while the of
ficial timer, Henshaw Nigh, jug
gled enough figures around to be
responsible for several of the close
Because of a long period of quiet
in the earth's crust, Father Joseph
Lynch, in charge of the Fordham j
university seismograph, believes
the Cuban earthquake is just the
beginning of a series of such
Oregon Riflemen
Get Sixth Place in
Collegiate Shoon
JJESl'LTS of the first week’s
intercollegiate rifle shoot
have been received and while
the. Oregon team did not rate
as high as was expected, the. re
turns are somewhat encourag
ing, reports Ira Brown, rtfle
team manager.
The Oregon team with a. to
tal score of 8437 won from the
University of New Mexico, Mis
sissippi Agricultural and Me
chanical college, and the Uni
versity of Cincinnati. The teams
that beat Oregon are: Univer
sity of Washington, Drexel In
stitute, ITniversity of Tennessee,
Oregon State college, and the
United States military academy.
Dr. L. J. (Doc\ Cooke, veteran
of the University of Minnesota
athletic department, has begun his
35th year of service in that de
partment. He is 63, and save
Amos Alonzo Stagg of the Uni
versity of Chicago, is the oldest
man in point of service in the Big
Ten conference.
Dolores Del Rio
“Girl of the Rio”
Jackie Coogan
11:00 P. M.
Matinee 25c
Nights 25c. Hi 85c
Children 10c
|‘Young as You Feell
iMatinee 10c — Nights 20c|
To our friends that the former “Oregon Flower
Shop” at 829 E. I 3th has now been changed to the
Campus Flower Service
under new management. Our phone number is now
Specializing in
and flowers for all occasions.
N. B. Zane—Lester McDonald
829 E. I 3th Phone 1209