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The northern division basketball race got off to a flying
start at Corvallis and Seattle last night. Head reports of
games on this page.
Oregon’s freshman basketball team scored its second
consecutive win by defeating Franklin high at McArthur
court tlast night. See story on this page.
Duck Swimmers To Have Full Schedule
To Negotiate for
Dual Meets With
Also Planned for
Hoy man’s Veterans
boomed back into the athletic pic
ture at the University of Oregon
this week as the executive council
of the Associated Students author
ized Hugh E. Rosson, graduate
manager, to negotiate for a Cali
fornia barnstorming tour and dual
meets with northern division
schools this term.
Action of the council ended a pe
riod of uncertainty for the swim
mers, who last year had only one
meet on their schedule, against
the University of Washington. The
Webfoot splashers won the north
ern division championship later in
the season by winning every first
place in the annual meet at Seat
Negotiations are now under way
to schedule meets with the Uni
versity of California, Stanford, San
Jose State college and the Olympic
club of San Francisco for the pro
posed barnstorming tour, which
will be made in February. Dual
meets with the University ot
Washington and possibly Wash
ington State college are also
planned, in addition to the confer
Mike Hoyman, now in his third
year as Webfoot swimming coach,
has piloted his teams to second and
first places in 1934 and 1935 and
this year has an even stronger
squad. Every first place winner in
the 1935 conference meet is back
for the present season.
Outstanding among the 30 men
now vying for posts on the squad
are James Reed, holder of the
coast 15 -yard backstroke record;
Chuck Reed, one of the coast’s
leading breaststroke swimmers;
Jim Hurd, former A.A.U. free style
champion of Hawaii; Bob Chilton,
intercollegiate and A.A.U. north
west diving champion, and Vernon
Hoffman and Leonard' Scroggins,
free style specialists.
The swimmers will get their
first taste of competition next Sat
urday in an intra-squad meet to
be held at the men’s gymnasium
pool. Both freshman and varsity
athletes will be eligible to partici
pate in the eight events listed.
City Heads Will
First of Conferences
Is Slateil for Medford
Regional conferences will be
held at six Oregon cities this year
to discuss municipal problems, an
nounces R. S. Bryson, field con
sultant for the League of Oregon
Herman Kehrli, executive secre
tary of the League of Oregon Cit
ies, and Mr. Bryson will attend
meetings at Medford on January
14; Roseburg, January 17; Co
quille, January 21; Corvallis, Jan
uary 23; Salem, January 28; and
Hillsboro, January 29. There will
be no set speeches, but round ta
ble discussions concerning prob
lems of interest to the cities,
which will be represented by their
mayors, council members, record
ers, and other city officials.
A bulletin will be sent out to all
*| cities on "The Abatement of
Building Nuisances,” announces
Mr. Bryson. This bulletin, pre
pared by the bureau of municipal
research, will contain a general
discussion of the subject and sug
gest a procedure for the elimina
tion of such nuisances. A model
ordinance, based on a decision of
: the supreme court of Oregon, will
also be included.
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day editor of the Oregonian.
Sol Abramson, 1926-27, reporter
New York American.
Ray Nash, 1927-28, in the art
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Arden X. Pangborn, 1928-29,
city editor of the Oregonian and
Arthur L. Schoeni, 1929-30, Unit
ed Press correspondent at Olym
Vinton H. Hall, 1930-31, asso
ciate editor Oregon Motorist, Port
Willis S. Duniway, 1931-32,
United Press correspondent at Sa
Richard L. Neuberger, 1932-33,
free-lance writer for newspapers
and national magazine^, Portland.
Sterling F. Green, 1933-31, spe
cial assignment reporter, Oregon
Douglas Polivka, 1934, reporter
William E. Phipps, 1934-35,
sports editor Eugene Register
Rosamond Murray, 15-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
A. Murray, of Brooklyn, is shown
with Glamorous, her mount, and
the “Good Hands” Championship
trophy which she won for the
third time at the National Horse
Show in New York City. Forty
four young riders competed for the
Are Beaten in Last
Period Drive 36-26;
Gale, Johanson Star
Hanging onto a slim one point
third quarter lead and adding to
it in the last period, the rangy
Webfoot frosh gained their second
victory of the current season by
outscoring a game bunch of
Franklin high school basketeers
36-26 last night.
The contest was rough through
out, with a partially wet floor
causing many spills and tumbles.
Dee Phelps and Laddie Gale, who
alternated at center, were both
taken from the game during the
last half on personal fouls. A total
of 28 fouls were called by Referee
Gale and Johanson did most of
the scoring for the frosh on
criples and rebound shots. Gale
was high point man of the game
with 16 counters, while Johanson
ran up 8 points. Hanson led the
Portland team, scoring 9 points.
The Ducklings started off with
a flash with Phelps sinking a
quick cripple after the first tip-off.
Gale flipped in two successive
tosses off the backboard and the
frosh appeared to have the game
in the proverbial bag. They held
an 8-2 advantage at the end of
the first quarter.
Johanson immediately increased
the lead to 10-2 at the start of the
second period by holing out a
Williams Scores for Quakers
The Quaker’s first field goal was
scored by Williams near the end
of the half. The tal Franklin for
ward pushed in a second shot a
few seconds later to make the
score 14-12 in favor of the frosh
at the half.
The trosn defense weakened
during a wild third quarter, which
saw the lead change eight times.
Kenmitizer, towering Franklin
guard, put the Quakers in the lead
for the first time by sinking a
short shot, making the score 17-15.
Score Nip and Tuck
On the next tip-off Gale evened
the count by holing out a pretty
criple shot. Hanson scored a short
goal for Franklin and Williams
followed with a successful free
toss, putting the Franklin squad
ahead 21-18. Johanson and Gale
again came through with short
shots to put the frosh ahead 22-21.
Quakers Count Again
Two free tosses by Kemnitzer
and a neat cripple by Johanson put
the frosh ahead again 24-23, ending
the third period. From then on the
frosh were never headed.
Gale sunk three final baskets be
fore leaving the game on fouls, and
Anet lengthened the lead with two
free throws and a long shot.
The two Franklin forwards,
Hanson and Williams were out
standing for the Portland team.
Wiliams played an excelelnt floor
game besides scoring 7 points.
For the frosh, Gale and Johan
son looked the best. Dee Phelps
played a steady game at center for
The frosh travel to Roseburg
for a game with the high school
Frosh (36) Franklin (26)
Gale, 16 .F_ Williams, 7
Johanson, 8 .F.Hanson, 9
Phelps, 3 .C. McKeown
Anet, 5 .G.... Kempitzer, 6
Heller, 3 .G. Murch, 4
Smith, 1 .S. Miles
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By PAT FRIZZELL
In a basketball conference com
posed of five teams, at least one,
by all laws of nature, should be a
The northern division of the Pa
cific Coast con
ference this win
ter is apparently
one of those ex
c e p t i o ns that
prove the rule.
Delve as one may
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Eugene mill race,
there seems to be not a single
weakling in the group.
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Idaho is usually a softie over
which the rest of the mob romp
at will, but this year—well, hard
ly. The Vandals can’t help but
this year—well, hardly. The Van
dals can’t help but give any outfit
a dog fight, with veterans like
Wally Geraghty, Bert Larson, Bill
Katsilomites, Merle Fisher, Nor
man Iverson, et al. Didn’t Rich
Fox’s aggregation capture eight of
nine pre-season starts?
When looking for easy marks in
the northern division, Washington
State usually follows Idaho. The
Cougars seem to be definitely in
the contending class this year,
however, what with big Ivar Nel
son from Ellensburg normal burn
ing up the boards and such veter
ans as Jack Holstine, Bill Dahlke,
and Bob Houston on hand to aid
him. In Gus Damaskos, sopho
more forward, Coach Jack Friel
has a lad who promises to run
wild against conference competi
* « «
Finding no weak sister in the
Palouse hills nor across the bor
der in Moscow, the only places to
look for this year’s cellar squad
are Seattle, Corvallis, and Eugene.
Oregon has more than once played
the part of the northern division
soft spot, but for the Igigantic
beanpoles of Howard Hobson to
flounder in the depths in the com
ing chase is unthinkable;
Where do we go from here? In
Seattle we find Hec Edmundson
crying about lack of reserves. Pos
sibly Hec does lack reserves, but
with a first five composed of
Chuck Wagner, Ed Loverich, Ralph
Bishop, Bob McKinstry, and Bob
Egge the Huskies aren’t apt to
need any. Few fans remember the
day when the booming Huskies
didn’t figure in the race.
Oregon State? Well, Slats Gill
captured the crown last season
and at present the Beavers have
a veteran team
back. This sea
son’s Staters can
score as well as
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fold it looks dangerously as if the
eagers from Corvallis might be
the toughest nut of all.
All five teams can’t win. From
thi3 point, however, this year's
race for the gonfalon looms as
just about the tightest in northern
* * s
It’s only six days until the first
“civil war’’ of 1936. Next Friday
night the Webfoot baskcteers tack
le the champion Oregon Staters
at McArthur court. If both Ducks
and Beavers mop up on Idaho, the
big tilt will have a definite bear
ing on the conference race.
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Obstacle in Path
Of Ambitious Ducks
In Conference Tilts
Oregon’s rough and ready Web
foot basketball team, fresh from
11 consecutive pre-season con
quests, will open its conference
schedule against (Idaho's dark horse
Vandals in the first of a two-game
series at McArthur court Monday
night. The second contest is set
for Tuesday. Both tilts will start
at 7:30 o’clock.
The visiting Vandals, coached by
Rich Fox, will have two confer
ence games under their belts when
Monday’s opening tip-off rolls
around, while the Webfoots, prom
ising as they are, are untested
against northern division opposi
Pre-season Records Strong
Howard Hobson’s colorful cag
ers smacked down 13 of 15 pre
season opponents, but the Vandals
boast a record of practice triumphs
every bit as outstanding. The men
from Moscow won eight of nine
pre-season starts and their of
fense was good for an average of
42 points per contest. They fin
ished their non-conference activity
with a rousing 41-to-28 massacre
of Gonzaga’s Bulldogs.
Last winter the Webfoots and
Vandals split four hard-fought en
gagements. A last-minute long
shot by Bill Berg won the first
game at Moscow, but Idaho came
back to even the score the follow
ing night, and, when the teams
clashed here later in the season it
was the same story, Oregon eking
out a narrow win the first night
but bowing to the rallying visitors
the second time out.
Large Crowd Expected
The largest crowd to see a north
ern division opener here in years
is expected to pour through tne
historic portals of McArthur court
Monday night, for the colossal
Webfoot hoopsters have attracted
attention all over the Northwest
with their fast-breaking, colorful
style of play.
Mentor Hobson has the tallest
collection of hoop stars to repre
sent a northern division school in
history. Of sixteen squad mem
bers only two—Bill Courtney and
Chief McLean—stand under six
Offensively, the Ducks are un
questionably strong. Defensively
their ability is problematical. Hob
son’s booming defense can be
counted upon for points enough to
win, provided the man-for-man de
fense does its work.
Idaho Has Veterans
Idaho’s crew is composed of
seasoned veterans, men who have
been through the mill in conference
play. Four lettermen and one
sophomore will compose the start
ing Vandal lineup.
Flashy little Wally Geraghty,
all-northern division luminary last
year and a two-year veteran, is
Rich Fox’s greatest scoring threat.
In 1935 Geraghty finished fifth
among northern division point col
lectors with 107 counters. He’ll
start at one of the guard positions,
and teamed with him will be Meric
Fisher, another two-year letter
earner. Fisher’s specialty is de
The first string Vandal forwards,
Bert Larson and Bill Katsilometes,
are also veterans. Larson, a speed
boy, earned his first award a year
ago. He is the fastest lad on the
squad and in pre-season tilts led
his mates in scoring with 88 points.
Katsilometes is a two-year vet.
Only at center will the Vandal
lineup be strange to Oregon fans.
Don Johnson, 6-foot 2-inch, 195
pound sophomore, is booked to
open at the pivot po3t.
Among Idaho reserves is still
another letterman, a former regu
lar. Norman Iverson, football end,
u the man, and last season he an
Win 13 Tilts
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starts was the record of Oregon’s
basketball giants in the tough pre
season schedule concluded with
the Union Oil game Thursday
Howard Hobson’s colorful squad
ran up a total of 676 points, an
average of 45 per game, against
521, a 34.5 average, for opponents.
Only Willamette and an all-star
team sponsored by Riggs Service
station were able to halt the fast
Oregon’s complete pre-season
Oregon 46, Riggs’ All-Stars 47.
Oregon 31, Multnomah Club 22.
Oregon 46, Southern Oregon Nor
Oregon 21, Willamette 29.
Oregon 53, Multnomah Club 32.
Oregon 35, Union Oil 31.
Oregon 44, Southern Oregon 33.
Oregon 49, Chico State 35.
Oregon 50, Utah State 34.
Oregon 38, Y. M. I. 37.
Oregon 55, Southern Oregon 32.
Oregon 45, Southern Oregon 20.
Oregon 40, Multnomah Club 36.
Oregon 33, Union Oil 32.
Oregon 55, Union Oil 31.
Sam Liebowitz topped the Duck
squad in individual scoring for the
fifteen non-conference games with
a total of 113 points. Ward How
ell followed with 98 and third in
line was Chuck Patterson with
Scoring for all Oregon players
in pre-season games:
FG FT TP
.50 13 113
.39 20 98
.33 30 96
.35 21 91
.33 13 79
.20 6 46
.13 6 32
.12 8 32
.10 6 26
.9 1 19
.7 1 15
swcred the whistle’s opening blast
on most occasions.
Duck Lineup Uncertain
Ward Howell, Chuck Patterson,
and Sammy Liebowitz are certain
to be in Oregon’s starting lineup
for the Vandal tilts. The remain
ing two positions are question
marks. Either Budd or Willie
Jones may get the opening call at
one of the forward posts, while at
the guard spot beside Liebowitz
doubt exists as to whether Rollie
Rourke or Chief McLean will get
the call. Rourke played through
most of Thursday’s game with Un
ion Oil, and it is possible that he
may hold an edge.
Bill Courtney, Johnny Lewis
Dave Silver, Wayne Scott, Ker
Purdy, and *Ray Jewell are othei
Webfoot players apt to see actior
against the Vandals.
Admission to the games for stu
dents not presenting ASUO card:
is 40 cents.
BASKETBALL “A” LEAGUE
4:00 p. m.—Yeomen vs. Sigma
4:40 p. m.—Beta Theta Pi vs.
5:20 p. m.—Sigma Nil vs. Al
Huskies Nose Out
WSC in Hoop Opener
CORVALLIS, Ore., Jan. 10.—
(Special)—Oregon State college’s
basketball team, defending north
ern division champion, outpaced a
determined University of Idaho
team and won the 1936 coast con
ference opener tonight, 31 to 24.
Neither team displayed a con
sistent attack on defense. There
Were many wild passes and in
accurate shots at the basket.
Jittery First Half
After a jittery first half, which
ended with the Staters leading 12
to 8, Idaho tied the score at 12
all on two free throws and a one
handed field goal from the corner
by Wally Geraghty, who was the
outstanding Vandal player.
This was when the second half
was only two minutes old. Earl
Conkling, O.S.C. center, put his
team ahead again with a shot off
the backboard, but Bert Larson,
Idaho forward, knotted the score
at 14-all a second later who'll he
took a long pass from Geraghty
Vandals Never Give in
Although the Vandals kept dog
gedly on the heels of the Staters
until the final five minutes, they
were unable to get abreast again.
Cliff Folen, tall O.S.C. guard,
pulled the game out of the fire
midway in the second half with
two quick field goals that gave
Staters a five-point lead.
Folen was high scorer with 10.
Geraghty got 8.
SEATTLE, Jan. 10.—(Special)
—University of Washington opened
its coast basketball season tonight
with a close but slow victory over
Washington State College, 30 to
The Huskies were ahead
throughout, except for a brief pe
riod in the second half, when the
Staters grabbed a 19-to-18 lead.
The half ended 16 to 15 for Wash
Clinging to the four-point lead,
Washington stalled the entire last
seven minutes, the players passing
the ball back and forth in their
own end of the court.
High point man was Egge,
Washington guard, with eight.
Loverich, Washington forward, and
Nelson, Cougar center, scored
seven each. The Huskies played
the game without a substitution.
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4 A’ Quintets Play
First Week; ‘B’
Fives Second; Two
New Teams Entered
Next week, beginning Monday,
January 13, basketball will make
its debut in intramural sports with
most of the “A” league quintets
Two newcomers, Abba Dabba
and the Students Living associa
tion, hitherto non-participants in
donut activities, will swing into
action along witn tne rest oi me
teams comprising the intramural
circuit. The addition of these two
teams brings the total of^ the con
testing organizations to 27.
During the entire first week only
“A” league players will be given
a chance to show their wares. The
“B1' teams will probably start play
the second week and some lively
action should be seen in these con
“A” league competition is so
keen that most of the outfits in
this group could give the average
first class high school team a beat
ing. Most of the players have seen
action during their high school
The first day of play finds the
Yeomen meeting Sigma Alpha Ep
silon at 4:00 p. m.; Beta Theta Pi
encountering Sigma hall at 4:40 p.
m.; and Sigma Nu tangling with
Alpha hall at 5:20 p. m.
Most of the teams in the league
spent the entire week in practicing
for the opening of the league this
coming Monday and some fast ac
tion on the part of the, “A” teams
To Be in Igloo
The University band, under the
direction of John H. Stehn, will
practice in McArthur court while
the barracks are being moved to
a new site on 15th and Onyx.
The reed and woodwind sections
of the band will practice Monday
and Wednesday, and the brass sec
tion, Tuesday and Thursday in
preparation for the concert to be
given Sunday, January 19, at 3 p.
m. in McArthur court.
The barracks, which are being
moved to make room for the new
men’s gymnasium, will be ready
for occupancy in about two weeks,
according to a statement made by
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