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lom McCall . Editor
Don Casciato . Assistant Editor
Bill Van Dusen ...... Sport Features
Ben Back .. Intramural Editor
Reporters: Millie Frager, Porter Frizzell, Bruce Currie,
Bill Hanen, Chuck Miller, Howard Skinner.
Co-ed Reporters: Caroline Hand, Loree Windsor.
Check the progress of the various entries through
out the season by means of the accurate reports of in
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1935
By Tom McCall
The Oregon Webfoots were su
perb in defeat last Saturday
Nothing that any one can say, do
or write can change my opinior
that they were the better team oi
the two that wallowed in the Mult
nomah quagmire that day. In tht
final analysis, statistics usually
speak, but this game might be
classed as an exception to the
findings of final analysis. The
reason for the waiving of the rule
is the aforementioned slough of
combat which gave an edge to the
Heavy Bear backs and slowed
Sown the lighter speedsters of the
Oregon aggregation . . . When the
groundworks went haywire, the
Bears had an effective aerial at
tack which Oregon seemed per
fectly unable to combat.
Guess I’ll have to concede them
superiority in that department. It’s
resilly a decision without trial
though, because Oregon’s most
furious flinger, Bud Goodin, was
relegated to the bench for a good
part of the contest.
The Ducks excelled in every oth
er department except yardage of
penalties. Here California was set
back 60 yards to Oregon’s 5 . . .
Despite the blocked punt, Riordan
and Donnell of Oregon punting 17
times and averaged over 89 yards
a try. California averaged 85 . . .
Oregon’s punts and kick off re
turns averaged 4 and 27 yards re
spectively. Cals were 3 and 12.
Cal outscrimmaged Oregon 163
yards to 105. Her 60 yards from
passes were 50 more than the
Ducks could gather, and she led
in first downs 6 to 5.
X si: :i«
Ominous rumblings from the va
rious scenes of last week-end’s
battles come to us through the re
ports of Gene Shields and John
Kitzmiller. Shields, after seeing
U.C.L.A. scrap Stanford an
nounces that the Bruins, although
weaker offensively than Stanford,
have the will to drive in a pinch.
“Either team will give any eleven
in the country a good run for its
Quoth Kitz, straight from the
Gonzaga-O.S.C. game, “They (the
Beavers) have one of the best
teams on the coast this year. Those
sophomores show a scrappier of
fense than any Beaver team around
in the last few autumns . . . Not
just a few men this time but an
all around better team.”
Neither is giving away any state
secrets, but both seem to be im
pressed by the capabilities of the
teams they scouted.
It is hard for most of us, to
dwell long on the passing of Wal
ter Back without too much sad
ness. Please then, excuse the brev
ity of my say and the lack of men
tion of his achievements and won
Speaking for myself and, I
think, for everyone that knew you,
I say, “Goodbye, Blondy. You
crossed the last goal line a fighter
and a true gentleman.”
Kappa Sigs Win
Over Zeta Hall
In Swim Meet
Alpha Wins via
Other Swim Event
Will Be Today
By Ben Back
To Zeta hall and Kappa Sigma
goes the honor of opening the
1935-36 intramural sports program
on the University of Oregon cam
A courageous bunch of swim
mers hailing from Zeta went down
to defeat before a more experi
enced, more versatile, and much
speedier group from Kappa Sigma.
The final score was 21-13 but that
did not tell half the story.
Zeta Has Stars
Zeta, with such star swimmers
as Bill Thomas, T. Hubbell, F.
Landeen, and C. Speaker, could
not cope with the team-work dis
played by the Kappa Sigs.
The Kappa Sigs were paced by
a lanky veteran, B. Colburn, who
seemed to have things pretty much
his own way in the race he par
ticipated in, the 40 yard free style.
Another sensation of this meet
was the long-limbed Ray Jewell,
who is quite a star in basketball,
too. The aforesaid Mr. Jewell led
his opponents and teammates un
der the wire by a good six feet.
Hubbell and Speaker, Zeta flashes,
tried gamely to overcome Jewell’s
long lead but tired very noticeably
toward the end.
Colburn Big Star
The really big star of the eve
ning was Colburn, who came near
cracking the record in his event.
In the other meets, Alpha hall
won through the forfeit route from
Pi Kappa Alpha. The meet be
tween Delta Upsilon and Sigma
Chi was postponed until tonight
at 5:30 p. m. by mutual consent
of both contestants.
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Today's Swim Meet
4:00 p. m.—A.T.O. vs. Theta
4:30 p. m.—Phi Gamma Delta
5:00 p. m.—Delta Tau Delta
vs. Sigma Nu.
5:30 p. m.—Delta Upsilon vs.
Coach “Honest” John Warren's
first freshman team eked out a 13
to 12 victory over the stubborn
Southern Oregon normal squad
last Saturday, after trailing 12 to
0 at half time. It was not until
the third quarter that the Duck
lings began to click when they
marched the length of the field,
using straight power plays, with
Nicholson and La Cau, packing the
ball beautifully. The first touch
down was scored when La Cau
carried the ball over from the
three yard line on a cruncher play.
They failed to convert.
On another march straight down
the field for fifty-five yards Nich
olson scored from the one yard
line to tie the score. La Cau car
ried the ball through the center of
the line for the winning point.
The frosh suffered two injuries:
Nielson, frosh end, went out of the
game with an injured ankle, and
Hinman, another end, followed him
out shortly, with a bad shoulder.
One of the strangest jobs in the
world is that of Tom Smith, Nor
wich, England, who bathes canar
ies, wrapping each customer in a
tiny blanket and drying it before a
Deaf Man Tells of College
Life and Experience
In a world now crowded with
normal people striving for success,
few stop to consider the struggle
of the handicapped to find a place.
"I have better advantages in learn
ing than many deaf persons,” said
Francis Grote, who has been deaf
since he was seven years old.
“I started to public school in Sa
lem in 1917. I was seven, and un
til then my mother didn’t know I
was getting deaf. It was the ef
fect of diphtheria when I was two.
She must have thought she had a
Not having much success in pub
lic -school, Francis entered the
state deaf school in Salem.
"I was graduated from the deaf
school in 1931, but as I was pre
paring for college, I took post
graduate work for two years un
der T. A. Lindstrom, a graduate of
Gallaudet college for the deaf in
Washington, D. C.
There are five years in college
for the deaf. Francis entered Gal
laudet as a preparatory student,
and attended there one year. The
studies there were similar to those
in high school. Francis’ course
included advanced algebra, plane
and solid geometry, European his
tory, written and spoken English,
Francis produced a photograph
album of his college days. The
campus was very beautiful, and
school spirit was evident every
where. Football and other teams
caused great excitement. “Taming
of the Shrew” had been the senior
class play that year.
“We had tug-of-wars often, and
snow baths for the ‘rats,’ as they
called the prep students,” Francis
Mohammedans Rush to Aid Christian Ethiopia
Casting aside the prejudices that cause such distinct cleavage among the races of Africa, Moham
medan warriors have rallied their full strength to fight for the independence of Ethiopia, which is a
Christian nation. Here jou see some oi the Mohammedan fighters hurraing toward the Ogadeu trout.
To Start Soon
Competition for four major all
campus sports, handball, singles
and doubles; ping pong, singles
and doubles; tennis, singles and
doubles; and golf are scheduled to
start this week with the entry
deadline set as Tuesday, 5 p. m.
These sports are open to any
man on the campus whether he is
affiliated with any living organi
zation or not. A great number of
entries have already been received
and those still wishing to sign up
should db so immediately, accord
ing to an announcement released
last night by the men’s physical
Anyone interested in signing
will find entry blanks on the bul
letin board for intramural sports
in the men's gym.
Football, either directly or in
directly, was the cause of several
patients in the infirmary yester
day. Bud Goodin, sophomore half
back for the Webfoots, was
treated for a cracked ankle Sun
day as a result of Saturday’s game
and will probably be out of action
for several weeks since it was nec
essary to put the foot in a cast.
Farrar, varsity center and another
casualty of the California contest,
suffered a minor injury to his jaw
and required attention.
Most of the casualities of the
big game however, were not play
ers but rooters. Numerous cases of
colds, and one or two of tonsilitis
—both probably the result of the
raw, wet weather last Saturday—
are confined in the University hos
pital and it is expected that more
will enter within the next day or
Those in the infirmary: Marilyn
Ebi, Marian Marsters, Lorena
Paetsch, Marian Peterson, George
Trichy, Alvin Brown, Robert
Young, Ernest Murphy, and Allen
Two Books Added
Two additions to the Pauline
Potter Homer “Memorial Collec
tion of Beautiful Books” have been
made recently by the University
library. “The Night Before Christ
mas,” by Clement C. Moore, LL.D.,
is beautiful because of its excel
lent illustrations by Arthur Rack
A book of “Washington Book
plates” collected by the late Fred
erick Starr equals his many other
outstanding bookplate collections.
Mr. Starr, who was a noted pro
fessor of anthropology at the Uni
versity of Chicago, conducted a
summer session here a few years
ago, holding, in addition “soirees”
at which he displayed and lectured
on his Australian bookplates.
laughed in memory of college days.
Summer camp was held in the
South for Gallaudet students. Ex
cur s i o n s through Washington,
Mount Vernon, and surrounding
country broadened the education
of these handicapped students.
“Four of the faculty of 20 were
deaf. They had to be as a normal
person before they could teach the
deaf. They spelled and signed, and
even spoke to the students in class
and outside. The athletic coaches
also were deaf.”
Francis reads lips easily, and
converses with his deaf friends
rapidly with signs.
“X learned a lot the last few
years as junior and senior in the
Francis is now 25, and is an ap
prentice at the Riggs Optical com
pany in Eugene, where he is learn
ing to grind lenses.
“1 enjoy it, but it is slow to
learn. After six months I may
stay here or go someplace else, as
the state board will put me to
work,” Francis said. Thus he has
overcome his handicap and is
ready to go into business as a nor
Albert Blankenship of Franklin
and Marshall college, Pennsylvan
ia, and Tferbert McMurtry, former
teacher in the psychololgy and
philosophy department at Yank
ton college, South Dakota, have
both been registered as graduate
assistants in the psychology de
partment this year.
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Finish Bear Tilt
Kick Stands Out
Oregon's Webfoots paid tribute
to Walter Back yesterday, and all
practice was suspended.
Back, who died in Portland after
an operation had developed an in
fection in the calf of his right leg,
was mourned by Oregon players
and fans, and the announcement
that no practice would be held was
Prink Callison and his Ducks
will be back to the grind this af
ternoon. Prior to the discovery of
his injury, Back had been counted
upon to lead the Webfoot back
field this fall.
Webfoots in Good Shape
The Oregon players survived the
heart-breaking California game in
good style, physically speaking.
No serious injuries were reported,
and the entire team is ready to be
gin preparation for the Idaho con
test, scheduled as the Dads’ day
attraction on Hayward field Sat
Despite the Bears’ lucky 6-0
win, the showing of the Webfoots
on Multnomah stadium's mud
smeared gridiron was more than
satisfactory. Stan Riordan's phe
nomenal punting was the best
seen on the coast this season; the
defensive work of Del Bjork and
Ross Carter was a standout all
the way; mighty Frank Michek's
line-smashing was superb; Captain
Budd Jones was down under Rior
dan’s kicks like a bullet.
Riordan, who booted for a 37
yard average in the Gonzaga and
Utah games, hoisted his mark to
41 yards per punt against Cali
fornia. Repeatedly he kept the
Golden Bears out of Webfoot ter
ritory with long, soaring kicks.
One of his efforts traveled 62
yards in the air, spiralling far over
the California safety’s head to be
downed on the Bear 19-yard line.
On several occasions Riordan
raced down under his own punts
to tackle the receiver almost in his
tracks. Other times Captain Jones,
Michek, or some other sprightly
Webfoot was Johnny on the well
known spot to spill the potential
Webfoots Still Question Mark
Just how good a team Oregon
has is still somewhat of a question.
The Webfoots’ strong showing
against the rejuvinated Bears
stamps them as a threat to any
team, however, and they will prob
ably be favorites over Idaho Sat
The first string has looked good
in each of its three games to date,
but competent reserves, especially
in the baclcfield, have been hard to
find. The search for a place kick
er of ability will be continued this
week, in the hope that his services
will be needed in the Idaho tussle.
Against California there was no
opportunity to convert. Winifred
Pepper, reserve guard, is the out
standing toe artist on the Duck
horizon at present.
Idaho’s upset defeat at the
hands of Whitman may be just
the tonic the Vandals need, and
Coach Ted Bank will undoubtedly
have them in a fighting mood Sat
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1 or Results
Walt Hack, brilliant Oregon
“triple-threater” last year, whose
sudden passing Sunday afternoon
is being mourned by Webfoot ath
letes, sports fans, and students.
urday. The Webfoots are not ex
pecting: easy meat.
Fears that the jaw of Ed Farrar,
bruised in the Bear fracas, might
be broken, were dispelled by an
X-ray picture Sunday, and the
“iron man" Webfoot center will
be in shape for the Idaho engage
ment. Bob Braddock, who played
through Saturday's gruelling bat
tle with a broken nose, came
through with flying colors.
During the Summer
During the summer an improve
ment was made on the campus by
the installation of a concrete drive
on the south side of Gerlinger hall,
according to a statement made by
Mr. F. A. Cuthbert, professor of
The concrete drive was put in
to replace the former one which
was made of boards. Another im
provement was made by replacing
the board walk at the east end of
tie Commerce building by a con
The work was done under the
supervision of the University of
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Redmond Wins 2-0
On Center’s Bad Pass
For Year’s Work
A bad pass from center resulted
in a safety for the Redmond high
gridders early in the first quarter
which proved to be their margin of
victory over the University high
squad in their game on Hayward
field Friday night. The safety,
counting two points, was the only
score of the contest.
Had the Redmondites been just
a little more aggressive in the
pinches the score might have been
larger. Three times the central
Oregon boys pushed within scoring
distance and three times they were
turned back by the stubborn de
fense of Coach Maury Van Vliet’s
Don Clickard, tripie-threat full
back and left half Sleasman, both
of Redmond, practically stole the
show, the passing combination of
Clickard to Sleasman providing
most of the highlights of the
Graduates of Law
School JSow Active
As F.B.I, Agents
John McCullock and Bill White
ly, both University of Oregon law
school graduates, have entered
Uncle Sam's department of justice
and have become “G men” during
the past year.
Whitely received his B. S. in
1931 and his LL.B. from the Uni
versity law school, and is now an
active agent for the F.B.I.
McCulloch passed his prelimin
ary examination two weeks ago
and is now in the east where he
will take up other work prior to
entering active service. He re
ceived his B.S. and LL.B. from the
Whitely was vice-president of
the student body.
Both men were members of the
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity while
on the campus.
Mount Canigon, 157 miles west
of Marseilles, France, at times
can be seen by residents of that
city, although the mountain is ac
tually below the horizon. Refrac
tion of light rays causes the phe
By Bill Van Dusen
Oregon's loss to California just
about eliminates the Webfeet from
any further consideration for the
coast championship but the field is
still wide open and any one of six
teams still has a good chance of
coming out on top.
Washington, Washington State,
U.C.L.A., California, and Oregon
State are undefeated to date and
Stanford may yet come back and
cop its third successive title.
The season is still too young to
predict f.ny winner.; but on paper
the elevens from Washington, U.
C. L. A., arid Stanford still appear
to be the cream of the crop.
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"Honest Joan's" freshmen
opened their season in rather
shaky fashion but managed to
come out on top, 13-12, despite a
12 point handicap at the end of
the first half.
The Ducklings evidently entered
the game with a feeling of over
confidence and were surprised by
an inspired Southern Oregon nor
mal team that had already been
unoer fire in a previous game.
However, once the frosh power
house got to clicking, yardage was
reeled off at will and the Teach
ers never really had a show.
The frosh victory was a costly
one. Bob Hinman and Hank Nil
sen both received injured legs and
will be out of service for several
days and possibly weeks. Nilsen
is laid up with a twisted knee, and
Hinman has a badly sprained an
kle. "Roughhouse” Stevens, re
serve guard, also has a sprained
ankle. Although he played the
greater part of the game Saturday,
he was under the handicap of a
tight bandage and he may be
forced to remain on the sidelines
the remainder of this week.
The intramural season opened
yesterday with the Kappa Sigmas
taking the first swimming meet
from the Zeta hall team by a 21
to 13 scote. The meet will get into
full swing today with four houses
taking to the water.
The freshman eleven gets a real
test Saturday when it meets the
Oregon normal eleven on Astoria’s
turf field. The Teachers have
played and won three games so far
this season and will be favorites
to topple the frosh.
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