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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 23, 1935)
By Tom McCall
There are certain occurrences
that transpire in this game of foot
ball that are calculated to take the
wind out of the best of sails very
suddenly. These occurrences are
customarily known as the "breaks''
of the game. Under the heading of
“breaks” might come such events
as fumbles, blocked kicks, dropped
passes, and innumerable happen
ings of the same ilk, in which Lady
Luck seems to be the patron saint.
Take for instance the California
Oregon game with the locals stag
ing a determined, methodical ad
vance on the Bear goal line. Every
play was working to perfection, and
the ball went forward to the vicin
ity of the Cal 20-yard line. The
Oregon backs were in the midst of
their shift. Before they were set,
their center, injured and groggy,
snapped the ball. It rolled' well over
the 40, untouched. There a disor
ganized Oregon team recovered it,
but their drive was gone. That
scoring threat was done for.
Late in the same game Larry
Lutz, California tackle, lanced
through a tired Oregon line to stop
Stan Riordan’s punt while it was
still balanced on the end of his toe.
* * a:
Those two slants on the Califor
nia game exemplify the “break”
Stan Roirdan’s first punt in that
contest sailed far over safety-man
Fowler’s head. A murmur of sur
prise and admiration went rolling
through the legions of Multnomah
stadium. The boot pulled the Web
ioots out of a tight place.
“A great kick. A lucky break for
Oregon,” was the consensus . . . But
the occupants of the stands were
wrong. It was a great kick, but
skill required through hours of
practice gave the ball its impetus,
rather than the foot of Lady Luck.
It was natural and excusable to
mislabel Riordan's kicking just that
once. Later performances show
that the apparently phenomenal
was merely the habitual with the
He has punted 38 times, in four
games, for a total yardage of 1591.
It' averages out 41.86 per boot,
counting the blocked punt which
must not have traveled over five
Idaho suffered more than any
other opponent from the ravages of
that big Riordan boot. Eight times
he swung on the oval, and eight
times it rose and fell, spiralling, for
various distances of from 35 to 70
yards. The afternoon’s work aver
aged 49.33 yards per punt.
At the same time the purportedly
premier punters of the Northwest,
Logg and Goddard, were matching
their wares, at Rogers field, in Pull
man. Their 40 and 37 respective av
erages seem like child's play in
comparison to Riordan's efforts.
When Stan leaves the game, Jer
ry Donnell, substitute fullback, is
able to carry out the punting assign
ments nearly as well. Donnell
kicks about the highest, tightest
spirals that I have ever seen . . .
Nothing wrong with the length of
them either; 39 yards a boot is his
It looked as if the Webfoot war
riors were going to last the season
out without having converted after
touchdown. At least that’s the way
things appeared up till last Sat
urday. On that day Prink reached
into the grab bag and came oat with
a real place-kicker in the form cf
M in Pepper, second string guard
. . . The iad really looked as if he
knew what he was doing when he
rushed in after each touchdown and
sent the ball spinning square be
tween tiie uprights in a most busi
ness like manner.
Harts Are Parents
Of Baby Daghter
Mr. and Mrs. Lance W. Hart are
the parents of a baby born at the
Pacific hospital Monday morning.
The child has not been named as
yet. Mr. Hart is assistant professor
of drawing and painting on the art
school faculty, and both he and Mrs.
Hart are active in the Eugene Very
Little Theatre group.
Send the Emerald to your friends.
SuboCiiption rates S-.30 a year.
Callison Counts on
Oregon Line to Stop
Stan Riordan, the Pacific Coast
conference’s premier punter and
perhaps its number one all-around
end, will captain Oregon's Web
foots $n their highly important
game with UCLA, in Los Angeles
With the Webfoots working fev
erishly for what is probably the
most crucial game of the season,
one that wil make or break Ore
gon as a conference contender,
choice of Riordan to head the team
is entirely fitting. The 6-foot, 3
inch, 194-pound left end has proved
himself by far the outstanding
kicking artist on the coast and
one of the best in the country, but
booting the oval is by no means
his only forte.
Riordan has starred defensively
all autumn and in the Idaho fray
surprised his admirers by turning
in Oregon’s best offensive perfor
mance. Against the Vandals, in ad
dition to punting eight times for
a phenomenal 49.4 yard average,
he snagged three passes and raced
18 yards on end-around plays.
Riordan, a one-year letterman,
hails from Pasadena.
Announcement of Riordan’s se
lection was made last night by
Prink Callison, and at the same
time the Duck tutor made known
the traveling squad for the Bruin
fracas. Thirty-two men will en
train for the southern metropolis
at one o'clock Thursday morning.
“Stop Chesire,” Cry of Ducks
Oregon’s big task in the UCLA
struggle will be to stop the gal
loping escapades of Mr. Chuck
Chesire, the Bruins’ prospective
all-American fullback, who has
been running wild all year. It was
Mr. Chesire’s unstoppable dashes
which enabled Bill Spaulding’s
hearties to crush Utah State, 39
to 0, and come from behind to beat
Opegon State, 20 to 7, and, as a
crowning achievement, upset the
mighty Indians of Stanford, 7 to 6.
Clearly it will be absolutely nec
essary for the Webfoots to keep
the dynamic Chesire at least rea
sonably under control if they are
to get anywhere against the
Bruins. Callison is counting on his
line, which from end to end rates
on a par with any forward wall
on the coast, to put a halt to the
dashes of Mr. Chesire. The Web
foots should be able to hold him if
any team can.
Chesire isn’t the only Uclan
back worrying the Oregon board
of strategy, for in Fred Funk and
Ted Key the Westwood squad has
a pair of ball toters who could
star on anyone’s football team.
Gene Shields, Duck line coach,
scouted the Bruins in their games
with Oregon State and Stanford
and brought back glowing ac
counts of their prowess.
Passes Draw Webfoot Attention
Forward and lateral pass de
fense is the big order on the Web
foot practice schedule this week,
with the offensive aerial game
coming in for plenty of work also.
Callison is determined to have the
team present a stronger obstacle
to the Uclans’ overhead efforts
tha^i it has to those of recent op
ponents. Since the injury which
benched Bud Goodin Oregon’s own
passing attack has been virtually
nonexistent, But Dale Lasselle,
Dick Bishop (above) reserve
quarterback who may get a chance
to help in planning the pelting of
the Bruins of Westwood.
Romey DePittard and Bobby King
are working constantly in an ef
fort to improve their heaving pro
clivities and one of the trio may
toss some surprises into the
Last night Callison drilled the
lads on perfection of plays for two
hours and then took them into the
stadium for a bruising scrimmage
under the lights with John War
ren’s ponderous and proficient
Should the Webfoots upset the
dopesters and register a touch
down or two against the Uclas,
there will be little worry about
adding the extra point. Winfred
Pepper’s two perfect conversions
in the Idaho game confirmed the
toe artistry he has shown in prac
tice, and Callison no longer is
troubled with place kicking de
ficiencies. Pepper is a 19-year old
reserve guard from Fullerton
Traveling Squad Listed
The following 32 players, ac
companied by Coach Callison,
Trainer Bill Hayward and Student
Manager Boyd, are scheduled to
make the Los Angeles journey:
Ed Farrar, Vernon Moore,
Denny Breaid, Chan Berry, cent
ers; Ross Carter, Tony Amato,
Andy Hurney, Winfred Pepper,
Joe Houston, guards; Del Bjork,
Ken Skinner, John Engstrom, Pat
Fury, Bill Foskett, Chuck Shimo
mura, tackles; Stan Riordan,
Budd Jones, A1 Wilson, Leif Jacob
sen, Leonard Holland, ends;
Johnny Reischman, Dick Bishop,
Bud Simpson, quarterbacks; Dale
Lasselle, Bob Bradock, Romey De
Pittard, Bobby King, I^ay Lopez,
Bill Patrick, halfbacks; Frank
Michek, Jerry Donnell, Chuck
In Full Swing
Earl Boushey, supervisor of the
“all-campus sports,’’ stated yester
day that the various events are well
under way, and a large entry list is
already posted. There is still plenty
of room for more men, however, in
all the events.
The all-campus tournaments are
held each fall term in tennis, golf,
ping pong, and handball. These con
tests are run on a straight elimina
tion basis, and points are awarded
to individual winners, rather than
to organizations. In this way, every
man on the campus has an equal
chance of winning, regardless of
whether or not he is a fraternity
man, or a member of some organi
Anyone interested in any of these
tournaments should see Mr. Bou
shey, or his graduate assistant,
Marion AVietz, at the men’s gym.
The following tournaments are in
progress now: handball, singles and
doubles; tennis, singles and dou
bles; ping pong, singles and dou
bles; and golf.
In Fine Shape
In preparation for the all-im
portant game with the OSC rooks
Friday night, Coach John Warren
sent his frosh football team
through its last tough workout of
the week yesterday afternoon on
Although the freshmen have
won their first two games handily,
they are pointing heavily for the
rooks and will undoubtedly open
up with wide-open football. All
players are in good shape and are
ready to go.
The rooks will enter the game
undefeated and will be rated fav
orites on paper Because of the
fact that they defeated the SON
team by a 20 to 0 score while the
best the frosh could do against
the same team was to eke out a
13 to 12 win.
Friday’s game will feature a
battle between two potentially
great backfields and two strong
lines. The Oregon ball-carriers, led
by Nickolsen, Anet, Blackman, La
Cau, Veronda, and Gammon, are
far above the average while the
Oregon State backfield is made up
cf several former high school stars
including Ben Ell, Jay Mercer,
John Alexander, and Joe Enzler.
Ell and Alexander particularly,
are outstanding. Both are fast and
capable of breaking away at any
minute of the game.
Hunter in Medford
Chancellor Frederick M. Hunter
is in Medford today where he will
address a meeting of the Oregon
Congress of Parents and Teachers.
He will return to the campus Thurs
Send the Emerald to your friends.
On a 1000-Mile Canoe Voy age
Waiter Davis, ‘JO, and
I Seattle on an adventurous
[ food and equipment lor a
Kd'vard S. I onnolley, 31, both ol San Mateo, California, are enroute from
1000-mile voyage to Skagway, Alaska, via the inland passage. They carry
mouth in au outboard-rigged canoe.
Outstanding Webfcot punter and vvingmnn whom Coach Callison
has chosen to head Oregon forces in the UCLA clash.
The three-year trophy put up by
Bill Hayward for the team winning
the cross-country intramural race
will again be at stake this year.
Last year it was won by the Kappa
Sigs and they have had it in their
possession for one year. If they
win it again they will need to win
only once more in order to insure
To the winner of this year’s race
will go a real live turkey for
Thanksgiving dinner. Each house
ihust have at least three entries in
order to gain any points.
To the winning house 75 intramu
ral points will be awarded. Thirty
points will be given for each entry
6500 Fans Attend
Over 300 Oregon Dads took ad
vantage of the special section re
served for them at the Oregon-Ida
ho game last Saturday, figures re- ,
leased from the graduate office last
Total attendance at the game was ■
variously estimated from. 6500 to
7000 by Ralph Sehomp, assistant
graduate manager. In addition to
the Dads of this number 900 were
school children, some .800 were gen
eral admission, and 600 reserved
seats were sold. The remainder of
the spectators were holders of
ASUO tickets and other persons
connected with the University.
Best Plays ’34, '35
Arrive at Librbrv
Readers “in-t.he-know” of good
books will be pleased to learn that
the popular “Spring Came on For
ever,” by Bess Streeter Aldrich is
now available at the University li
brary. The book deals with early
pioneering in Nebraska.
Also, there is Best Plays of 1931
35 by Burns Mantle, including such
stories as “The Old Maid,” a Pulit
zer prize wnner. “Don Fernando,”
by W. Somerset Maugham is a re
flective picture of Spain in the Gol
den Age. Another of Archibald
MacLeish’s plays in verse, “Panic,”
has recently ar rived.
Col. j. Leader
(Continued from Page One)
war and since then he has been
in every major encounter experi
enced by the British forces.
At. the present time Colonel
Leader is engaged in wiping out
a gang of racketeer;, in Canada.
He will leave today at 1:00 p. m.
for Salem to be presented to the
state senate. He will then go to!
Vancouver via Portland and Seat
The first part of the assembly!
will be taken up with student body
business that has been piling up
since the beginning of the term
and outlining activities f-cr the
From the Past
Two years a so today- No paper.
* * *
Five years ago today—Sigma
liall won the first touch football
fracas of the season yesterday af
ternoon by trouncing the Sherry
Ross horde 8 to 0 on the military
field. The game featured incom
pleted passes and an occasional
scrimmage which usually resulted
in back yardage.
* # *
Ten years ago today—When the
Oregon varsity meets the Califor
nia aggregation tomorrow, they
are entering a contest which the
University demands they win.
Clone are the days of “good losers,”
combinations that held the opposi
tion to low scores, and teams that
entered the game defeated. Alibis
nave been discarded and coaching
staff is confident of a victory.
Cam pus Calendar
(Continued from Paije One)
rt 4 p. m. in the AWS room at
Gerlinger hall. All freshmen are
nvited to attend.
There will be a meeting of the
foreign trade club tonight at 7:30
in Gerlinger hall.
* * *
Junior class meeting, 8 p. m.
Thursday, 203 Vilalrd. Purpose:
nominate class treasurer.
Amphibian meeting at 4:30 to
day in WAA social room.
Social chairmen of all men’s liv
ing organizations will meet this
afternoon at 4 o’clock in 110 John
The Dlll-Piekle club will enter
tain the Question Mark club at
the weekly noon luncheon Wednes
day at the YWCA hut.
* * <«
Master fiance meets tonight in
the dance room of Gerlinger at
7:30 sharp. All members and
pledges arc; expected to be ready
to dance at that time.
* * *
Time to Uve discussion group
will meet, at 9 p. m. this evening
at the YWCA.
* # *
There will NOT be an Emerald
staff meeting tonight as stated
in yesterday's campus calendar.
The ’38-’3!) chib will meet at
Westminster house Wednesday
evening at 7:30.
Send the EmeraJd to your friends.
Hear the New
Phone 1619 806 Olive
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To Be Moved
On Drill Grounds
Views University Work
The end of December will be mov
ing time for the ROTC building, ac
cording to tentative plans. As the
new physical education building is
to occupy the present military site,
the familiar gray building will be
moved directly backward toward
Hayward field into the north end
of the drill grounds.
To date, no plans for a new arm
ory have been formulated. The
present building was erecteo dur
ing the World War by the federal
government and is of the conven
tional frame barrack construction.
In most cases armories of state
colleges have been erected without
aid from the army or federal gov
ernment. However, if the need here
is deemed urgent, University offi
cials may petition for WPA or PWA
funds to help in building a new mil
Congressman McSwain, chair
man of the house military affairs
committee, who stopped at the Uni
versity Monuay, states that it is
unlikely that he can do anything
about a new building for Oregon. If
steps are to be taken, the Univer
sty or the state will probably be
the only ones qualified to act.
(Continued from Page One)
The Sophomore Informal is this
year built around the motif “Top
Hat,” with the picture of the same
name furnishing the general theme.
Ed Cheney, formerly of the Univer
sity and now of Portland, has been
engaged for the dance. He will fea
ture routines from the picture “Top
Hat” which opens here at the Heilig
Sunday, as well as original routines
which he presented at Princeton
ana which have never been given in
the West. In accepting the en
gage Cheney wired that ho is work
ing on additional original dances
and will have them ready for Sat
Art Holman and his orchestra
have been engaged for the dance
and the trio is preparing special ar
rangements of hits tunes from “Top
A falling meteorite develops a
temperature of about 7000 degrees.
Rare Form in
Fijis and Yeomen
Also Come Through
In Swim Meets
Today’s Swim Meet
4:00 p. m.—Phi Gamma Del
ta vs. Yeomen.
Today’s Water Polo Game
4:30 p. m. Sigma Phi Epsi
lon vs. Kappa Sigma.
Beta Theta Pi became one of the
intramural swimming meet final
ists last night by virtue of a
crashing victory over ATO, in one
of the i's most exciting
meets. In order to win 32 to 17,
the Betas had to flash some un
believable time to meet the fast
rushing ATO boys, who swam
their hearts off, all to no avail.
Probably the most thrilling race
of the evening was the 120 yard
free style. In this race the Betas
were pushed hard to win but su
perior swimming by Simpson prac
tically won this event. It was close
clear to the finish and Clark
Thompson, ATO flash, who was
swimming in this meet with a bad
ly infected foot, nearly caught up
with the anchor man wuth a super
human burst of speed.
The Betas started winning the
meet right from the start because
they annexed first and second
places in the 40 yard free style
event in rather lackadaisical stole.
Hurd and Sexton, Betas, copped
these two places.
In the breast stroke event,
Thompson, ATO, received the sur
prise of his life when Hurd just
did manage to get his nose ahead
of him to the tape.
Thompson, however, won the
next race, 40 yard breast stroke,
rather handily over Sexton, who
seemed to tire toward the end of
In the other meet Phi Gamma
Delta scored an easy triumph
over the Chi Psi organization, 37
to 9. In this meet, the Fijis who
did the damage against Chi Psi
were Lichty, Maguire, Seufert,
and Schofield. The Chi Psi boys
who tried hard were Ramsey, Cole,
Wells, and Brooks.
The other race of the evening
between the Yeomen and Sigma
Phi Epsilon was won by 'the in
dependent boys via the forfeit
Tonight will mark the inception
of water polo in this year's intra
murals. At 4:30 p. m. Sigma Phi
Epsilon will meet Kappa Sigma
in the opener.
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