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TOM McCALL . Editor
Don Casciato . Assistant Editor
Reporters: Ben Back, Robert Bauer, Bruce Currie, Pat
Frizzell, Wendell Wyatt, Bill Van Dusen, Howard
Co-ed Reporter: Caroline Hand
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FORMULA GIVEN FOR
,% FOOTBALL FORECASTING;
• TODAY’S WINNERS TICKED
TO BEAT PILOTS IN
HIGH-SCORING GAME •*
By TOM McCALL
People all over the Northwest have written me asking just what
occult power it is that enables me to pick the results of the season’s
games so far before hand. In lieu of a divulgence of the real answer I
have cast my eyes to the ground and stamped coyly. Once in a fit
of extreme modestly I stepped on one of the prostrate orbs. Heh, heh.
But here again I find myself becoming evasive, so on to the real
truth of my success without delay.
Mi * *
As in all illustrations, examples should be set forth to clarify the
explanation. What could be better to show how I established my phe
nominal record that citing the method resorted to to determine the
winner of the recent Oregon-UCLA game. In deciding just what margin
Oregon would win by I figured that the Bruins were twice as good
defensively as they were in 1934. Therefore, rating the Oregon offensive
equal to last years, last autumns 26 points were divided by two.
Then as part of the formula, three points were taken from the loser’s
last year’s score. It took me just about a minute to figure out that
the Webfoots would win by a thirteen point margin. Simple isn’t it?
If there is a suspicion that the previously mentioned method may
occasionally be true, the following formula is very successful. Simply
add the number of years that each team has had its annual series
(for example, Oregon and OSC have met 39 times). Two times 39, still
using the local teams’ feud, is 48. Now to find the score that each team
will amass you simply divide the weight of the rival left halfbacks by
the 48, and the resultant two numbers will represent the number of
conversions made after touchdowns, by. the respective rivals. Well,
that’s that, and I’m glad the secret is out.
M; M! M=
Now that the confession is spreading like wildfire throughout the
Northwest, I might as well discard both formulas. You wait and see
if all the experts don't come out with the same scores.
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A very simple mathematical problem which I still cherish as a
secret arrives at the following scores for the weekend.
Oregon 19, Portland U 13.
USC 13, WSC 6.
Santa Clara 3, St. Mary’s 0.
Stanford 20, Montana 6.
Idaho 7, OSC 6.
California 7, Pacific 7.
Notre Dame 12, Army 12.
Princeton 26, Lehigh 3.
Texas Christian 14, University of Texas 6.
Southern Methodist 19, Arkansas 6.
Minnesota 20, Michigan 9.
Phi Psis and Chi Psis Vie
In Battle of Century
Sunday morning at 10 a. m.
Phi Kappa Psi and Chi Psi will
clash on Hayward field in the fifth
annual playing of the University
of Oregon’s own little Civil War.
It’s a traditional affair between
the two houses, and one which us
ually succeeds in crippling the
members of both for at least a
week. In preceding years the
game has been played in Patter
son Memorial stadium, (right
across the street from the Green
Parrot), but this year the encoun
ter has been moved to Hayward
field in order to accommodate the
huge crowd which has made res
ervations for the fiasco.
James Ringrose II, chairman of
the committee in charge of ticket
sales, anticipates a record turn
out of at least seven rabid fans.
“There are only about 18,000
seats left,” Mr. Ringrose said
when contacted by an Emerald re
porter, “so it behooves the fans
who wish to see this thrilling
struggle to get their seats early.”
Peter Brook. Chi Psi mentor,
would say nothing for publication
except, “I anticipate a tight
Rumor has it that the Chi Psi
lads are accusing the Phi Psis of
professionalism, but the Phi Psis
emphatically denied that they had
imported a couple of San Fran
cisco toughs for the game.
‘They’re not from San Fx-ancisco,”
insisted the Bedlam Gables boys
‘‘They're from Galileo.”
Smart money is being taken at
seven to five on the Chi Psis, but
Chi Psi scouts have reported that
nightly scrimmages are taking
place in the Phi Psi dining room
and that the team from Uproar
Arms is rapidly getting used to
playing on a wet field'.
Ed Labbe, Chi Psi business
manager is taking care of the gate
receipts and turning them into
insurance policies as fast as they
Minerals Important During
Time of War,Says Smith
Minerals have played a stra
tegic part in most of the world’s
great wars in modern times, ac
cording to Warren D. Smith, head
of the geography department at
the University of Oregon. The nc~ ’'
for coal and oil and other neces-,
sary minerals has been one of the
forces compelling many nations to
attempt invasions of other lands.
“In Italy’s fight with Ethiopia,
however, minerals appear to come
second in importance to the need
for land to relieve overcrowded
cities and to grow cotton on for
the textile mills of Italy,” declared
Mr. Smith. “Very little is known
about the minerals which can be
found in Ethiopia, and unless Italy j
has knowledge unknown to the,
rest of the world concerning oil or |
coal deposits, it would not be
worthwhile for Mussolini to base j
a whole campaign upon the hope j
of getting some of the minerals
which his country needs so badly,
particularly in the face of world
According to books and articles
on the subject, Ethiopia has a
•small amount of gold and copper
and a/ few undeveloped regions
which may contain coal and oil.
The volcanic and crystalline rock
which predominate in that country
are not very suitable for oil, how
ever. Recently the mining of pot
ash has been developed on a com
mercial scale, a fact which Italy
may have considered. A British
mining engineer was sent out to
look for platinum, a few years ago,
but in his published report he did
n't say whether he was successful
or not, so the amount of platinum,
if any, is still unknown.
“Geologists play an important
part in war,” Mr. Smith explained.
“They seek out suitable forma
tions for army dugouts and
trenches. If a trench has a clay
bottom, it will soon be ankle-deep
in mud, but if the ditch is dug in
porous chalky ground, the bottom
will remain dry. A geologist is
necessary to locate suitable rocks
for gun emplacements, road metal,
etc. In the present war he will
be particularly important to the
Italian army in its search foi
sources of ground water in case
the Ethiopians pollute the present
Mr. Smith did not think this
way of getting water would be
very satisfactory, however, be
cause it would necessitate a Ions
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Pacific All-American Timber
Grantland Rice, most famous of American sports writers, last night named the three stars pictured above among a list of prospective 1935 all-American players. The trio
includes Oregon’s own Stan Riordan, premier punter of the West (left); Stanford’s Bobby Grayson, almost a certainty to repeat at fullback on the mythical eleven (center);
and Chuck Cheshire, UCLA halfback, whose phenomenal runs have been a standout of every game he has played.
Gene Murphy Plans
In Today’s Tussle;
Albin Is Big Threat
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 15.—
(Special)—Coach Gene Murphy
has tagged the “go" sign on his
University of Portland offensive
this week and is prepared to cut
loose with a razzle-dazzle attack
when the Pilots meet University
of Oregon Webfoots at Multnomah
civic stadium today.
In long practice sessions during
the week the Pilots concentrated
exclusively upon offensive plays,
Murphy expressing himself as
content to let the strong Portland
defense rest on its proven merits.
To his quarterbacks the Pilot
skipper gave instructions to “shoot
the works” against Prink Calli
son’s team, and his orders were
taken to mean that the Portland
ers will uncork a fine flurry of
forward and lateral passes in an
effort to chalk up an upset vic
tory, or, at least, equal the thrill
ing Oregon-Portland game of
1933 which the Webfoots won, 14-7,
with a touchdown in the final five
minutes of play.
Meanwhile, Pilot stock boomed
upward with the announcement
that George Albin, shifty triple
| threater, will be in condition to
[ start Saturday’s contest. yVlbin,
| the sharp-shooting bomber whose
! passes played havoc last Novem
ber with a powerful Santa Clara
eleven, is slated to perform at the
right halfback iruC and will share
the brunt of the Pilot attack with
Dan Crowley, shifty 170-pound
On the basis of their perform
i ante against Santa Clara and Ore
gon State. Pilot linemen should
stand up well against the big Ore
gon forwards and Murphy has few
j worries on that score. Largely be
j cause of several fine “defensive
1 stands by the line, the Portland
ers were able to hold both the
Broncos and the Beavers to score
less ties in the first half.
I Continued from l'at/e One)
of the Emerald, worked for two
! years on the Eugene Morning
News, and from there went to the
i Oregonian in Portland. In 1934
■ he was placed in charge of the
United Press in Salem, and there
: works with Don Caswell, a fellow
| alumnus of the University.
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DeBusk’s Clinic Is
University Professor B. W. De
Busk’s remedial reading clinic
which up until a year ago was
the only one of its kind in the
United States, has had cases that
have come from as far east as
Milwaukee, as far west as Hono
lulu, and as far south as San Di
The clinic started in 1928 as a
result of Dr. DeBusk's work on a
high school student who was pro
nounced a mental defective, and
whose sole trouble was found to
be inability to recognize the words
on a printed page.
The clinic is held every summer
for children ranging from grade
school students up to college stu
dents, and an advisory service is
maintained throughout the school
year. He ranges from one to six
patients per day.
Dr. DeBusk cites interesting re
sults: the change of a student on
probation to getting straight A’s
after his reading difficulty was
cleared up, and cases of children
advancing two years and a half in
their reading ability during the
course of the six weeks of sum
Three years ago Dr. DeBusk
adapted the same technique ex
clusively to college students, and
the result was a course entitled
“How to Study.” This year it is
divided up into two sections: those
who show lack of ability to or
ganize, their material under Ken
neth Shumaker, and those who
need definite reading techniques,
under Dr. DeBusk, himself.
Dr. DeBusk enjoys his work
very much and says that he likes
to work with people, gets a great
personal satisfaction out of the
things these people accomplish af
ter their reading defects are over
The advisory service maintained
for children throughout the year is
also maintained for college stu
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of a very dead red herring. Be
And Chandler should have
been a Roman. Only a toga could
fittingly drape that portly fig
ure. Only the pomp of pillars
could set off the imperial front
of Big Ben. The foundation of
I Capitalism, the epitome of the
Victorian age, Ben will have; to
: be a bank director at the very
least. A virtuous wife, an as
sured income, and a set of well
worn ideals . . . this is heaven
! enough for a well-brought-up
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AS TOLD TO BRUCE CURRIE
Frank Michek, Oregon’s driving
fullback, received his big moment
in a track meet!
Michek was on Scappoose high
school's three-man track teum in
his last year of high school. On
the Friday preceding an import
ant district meet at Seaside, Frank
discovered that he could not find
transportation to Seaside.
So, on Friday night, Michek
went to the junior prom and'
amused himself by dancing until
nearly two in the morning. After
the dance Frank found a way to
get to the meet, and at 5 o’clock
that same morning he left for Sea
Although dead tired, he quali
fied in the sprints in the morning
and then went to bed to rest for
the finals in the afternoon.
In the events that afternoon
the present “Scappoose unlimit
ed" of the Webfoot backfield won
four firsts and' was carried ex
hausted off the field. Michek said:
"That was the most thrilling and
exhausting moment of my life.”
■ Michek is one of the fastest,
charging fullbacks ever to carry
the ball for Oregon. This is his
last season on the Webfoot squad,
and his heads-up playing is the
kind that Oregon fans will not for
get in a long time.
Air Y’ Listenin’
(Continued from Faye Tzvo)
did last year on the Camel Cara
van program. The explanation may
be because of the fact that the
band is broadcasting from another
studio, much smaller than last
year's and equipped with better
soundboards. Also that vacation
may have something to do with it.
Anyhow, the Casa Loma bunch
shows a lot of Gray matter behind
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Virginia llae, Jan Peerce, and
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The PORTLAND PILOTS will
not lose a single player from the
first string varsity eleven for the
1936 season. The UNIVERSITY
of WASHINGTON first string
squad of basketeers is being hard
pressed for position by reserves.
Construction of a new OLYMPIC
village where visiting athletes will
be housed during the 1936
OLYMPIC GAMES, has begun.
After two defeats, the AMERI
CAN amateur baseball team man
aged to win a game in Japan.
New rules for basketball this sea
son will make the game much
faster. The UNIVERSITY of
WASHINGTON is already making
tentative plans for entering some
of their players on the AMERI
CAN OLYMPIC basketball team
after they win the Northwest title.
Maybe they haven’t heard about
Oregon’s team yet. Elmer Layden
of Notre Dame, and Francis
Schmidt of Ohio State, refused to
shake hands with each other be
for their game this season.
STRONG ACCEPTS POST
Clarence W. Strong, former part
time assistant in the chemistry
laboratory, at the University, has
accepted a position as chemistry
instructor in the Mapleton high
GEMMELL has position
Ronald Gemmell is director of
physical education at the State
training school at Woodburn. Mr.
Gemmell majored in journalism
while at the University and re
ceived his B.A. degree last June.
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Gene Murphy’s Crew
Has Chance to Upset
Webfoots in Final
Stadium Grid Game
Riordan (C) ..
LE . Barlow
LT . Dunstan
LG . Hinch
C . McDade
RG . Wolz
RT .... (C) Slusser
RE . Harmon
Q . McCarthy
LH . Sullivan
RH . Albin
F . Crowley
A duel between tremendous
power and tricky passing is the
bill of fare for grid fans who will
watch the University of Oregon
and the University of Portland
tangle in Multnomah stadium this
Oregon has the power and lots
of it. Led by mighty Frank Mi
chek, the Webfoot’s crunching of
fense is hard to halt. Portland has
the passes and plenty of them.
George Albin is the gentleman
who chucks the prolate spheroid
through the air with the greatest
of ease, and he is likewise difficult
Pilots Stand Chance
Gene Murphy's Pilots are no
weak sisters. They held their own
earlier in the year with Santa
Clara and Oregon State and are
definitely plotting to upset Oregon.
In Albin, whose good right arm
enabled the Portlanders to throw
a terrible scare into Santa Clara's
Broncho horde a year ago, the
Pilots have one of the best aerial
experts on the coast. Out of the
Oregon State contest with injuries,
Albin is now ready to assume his
old post at right half and will
probably be in his most pesky
Regulars Open for Ducks
To cope with Albin and his hard
fighting Irish mates, Prink Calli
son is planning to open the fracas
with his first string lineup. Dale
Rasselle and Bob Braddock at the
halfback posts and Johnny Reisch
man at fullback will aid Cruncher
Michek behind the line, while in
the forward wall will be Captain
Stan Riordan and Budd Jones at
ends; Del Bjork and Ken Skinner
at tackles; Ross Carter and Tony
Amato,, guards, and Vernon Moore,
John Slusser, 212-pound tackle,
one of the big stars in the 1933
Oregon-Portland game, won by the
Webfoots in the last quarter, 14
to 7, has been named captain of
the Pilot squad for today's tussle.
Don Harmon, who, like Oregon’s
Riordan, is a punting end, and Ed
Barlow will hold down the wings
for the penninsula aggregation,
with the remainder of Gene
Murphy’s line shaping up with
Hinch and Wolz at guards, Elwyn
Dunstan, left tackle and Karl Mc
Dade at center Johannessen, regu
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