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Give Duck Giants
Very Busy Evening
A rejuvenated and bitterly fighting Idaho basketball team almost'
upset Oregon's hefty Webfoots at McArthur court last night, but in
the pinch Chuck Patterson and Sammy Liebowitz suddenly began to
spark and Howard Hobson’s Goliaths pulled out their second consec
utive conference win, 45 to 41.
The visiting Vandals were a dangerous threat every minute of the
wild fracas, and with only eight minutes to play in the final half they
clung to a well-earned two-point lead, 35 to 33. With defeat staring
them in the face, the Ducks made a super effort, and Patterson and
Liebowitz provided the impetus which sent them whizzing past the
Idahoans and into the victory column for a second straight night.
In the first half it was Willie
Jones who carried the burden for
Oregon and he led Duck scorers
with 14 points. Patterson had 13
and Merle Fisher of Idaho checked
in with 14.
Vandals Close Gap
Oregon pulled away early in the
game, but the Vandals, sparked as
usual by little Wally Geraghty,
closed the gap like a zipper and
stepped ahead, 22 to 19, by half
time. The entire last half was a
donneybrook, with the lead shift
ing merrily back and forth and the
players piling on the floors in
The Webfoots slipped ahead soon
after the start of the final period,
but quick field goals by Fisher and
Norman Iverson, Idaho’s scoring
heroes for the evening, sent the
Vandals into a 33-to-31 lead.
Twelve minutes were left and the
teams went crazy.
Patterson Knots Count “
Patterson and Ward Howell
missed chances to tie the score on
foul shots, but Willie Jones
grabbed a pass after Howell’s re
bound and when his toss bounced
off the backboard Patterson
rushed in, flipped it prettily over
his shoulder and into the hoop,
knotting the count.
Wally Geraghty evaded his
guard on the ensuing tip-off and
dribbled in to the foul line. Sur
rounded, the fighting little fire
brand passed out to Fisher, and
that gentleman took unerring eve
and potted a howitzer from back
pf the keyhole. It was 35 to 33 for
Idaho, with eight minutes to play.
Katsilometes fouled Patterson as
he went in for a cripple, and "Pat’’
caged one shot to slice a point
from the Vandal margin. That
was the beginning of a two-man
show by Patterson and Liebowitz,
a show which enabled Oregon’s
much-needed rally to succeed.
Liebowitz Swishes Net
. The next minute was a disorgan
ized chase up and down the court
for both teams, with wild shots
glancing off the backboard like
boomerangs. Rollie Rourke inter
cepted an Idaho pass, tossed to
Liebowitz, and stylish Sammy cast
ffioff from far back of the foul circle
near the right sideline. Swish!
i Oregon was ahead, 36 to 35.
Katsilometes committed h 1 s
■fourth personal foul immediately
following the next tip-off and fol
| lowed Johnson, his teammate at
center, to the showers. Howell
proved a pinch-hitter and noncha
lantly dropped in both gift tosses
on Katsy’s infraction, increasing
the Webfoot lead to 38 to 35.
Geraghty Fights On
Idaho was obviously weakened
■ by the loss of the lanky Johnson
land the speedy Katsilometes, but
| Wally Geraghty’s fighting spirit
I knew no bounds. The diminutive
I spark plug took a pass from Iver
Sson and sent home a long shot
from the left sideline to put his
team within a point again, 38 to
Iverson and Doll of Idaho and
Rourke of Oregon missed wild
shots and then the deadly Liebow
ilz, ruffled not in the least by the
unexpectedly tight battle, followed
in and pushed home a spectacular
one-hander, making it 40 to 37 for
Geraghty and his mates set up a
play and the husky Iverson
I snagged Wally's pass and holed it
to cut Oregon’s advantage to a
single counter once more, 40 to 39.
Patterson Puts Game Away
At this important juncture, with
3500 excited spectators screaming
their heads off, Chuck Patterson
went to town and salted down the
bal game. Liebowitz missed a long
shot and Patterson raced in, picked
it off the backboard, hoisted it up
I and in. Rourke sank a shot on Ger
Bghty’s foul and on the next tip-off
Patterson and Liebowitz, the
pinch-hit pair, broke away and big
• Pat'' laid in Lieby’s pass to sew
the tilt up completely.
(All “A” games)
4:00 p. m.—Omega hall vs. Phi
4:40 p. m.—Theta Chi vs. Phi
Gamma Delta .
5:20 p. m.—Delta Tau Delta vs.
Phi Kappa Psi.
When Wiliie Jones caged two
field buckets, Liebowitz hit one,
and Howell holed two foul tosses,
all in the first two finutes of play,
to give Oregon an 8-to-0 lead, the
contest looked for all the world
like a repetition of Monday night’s
Gl-to-29 slaughter. The Webfoots
didn’t have a chance to pull away,
however, for Iverson and John
son began sinking baskets and
Wally Geraghty began feeding
them. It was an uphill grind for
Oregon to win at all.
Oregon Tied for Lead
Geraghty was credited with five
assists for the evening and Lie
bowitz had a like number. Howell,
with nine points and Liebowitz
with eight followed Willie Jones
and Patterson in the scoring
column for Oregon, while Iverson
was second to Fisher with 10 and
Geraghty had seven for the
Oregon is now deadlocked with
Oregon State and Washington for
first place in the northern division
race, with two triumphs and no
Fingerprint identification has
become so nearly exact that 400,
000 cases of identification have
been made during the last 30 years
without an error.
Domestic supply of raw wool in
the United States is insufficient
for the demands for finished wool
Ilailroads founded his furtive,
but yachts play a close second in
the interests of Commodore \V. K.
Vanderbilt, noted financier and
! sportsman. Here he is pictured as
ho supervised work on his yacht
i at Miami Ikach, during his winter
Phi Delta Theta Slaughters Zeta Hall Five, 46-6
THE GIANTS AND PIGMIES
IN FUN AND FROUIC; A
VERY MODERN MIRACLE
JO BOO OK .'NOT TO BOO;
ABOUT DONUT HOOPERS;
McCALL IS COMING BACK
By CHARLES PADDOCK
The whole campus is nuts! It seems that up in the Igloo there
have been a couple of ball games between giants and pigmies. The
giants this time are the home-town boys and are they good! Ours
not to editorialize, but leave it to the crowds W'hich have wended their
way through the slushy winter nights to watch these same giants just
lick everything but the trunks off said pigmies.
That's nothing against the pigmies either. They are fast. Some
one has said that a fast team doesn’t need size. Ordinarily that may be
true, but it so happens that these giants too have speed. Now' when you
get the kind of speed and size that these giants have all wrapped up
in one package and you really ought to label it T. N. T. or something,
because it is nothing short of dynamite.
These razzle-dazzle packages of dynamite liacv certainly brought
something to Oregon. The air at the games has been so electric it
crackled. One might call the spirit manifested among Oregon students
lilting. It’s all sort of like a care-free carnival.
A well-known sports scribe of hereabouts says he’s all for booing
at the games, particularly w'hen the referee is the recipient of this
i current form of the bronx cheer. “You know,” he says, “these con
ference whistle-tooters get lousier as the years go by. If the crowd
doesn’t tell him who will?”
There s no gainsaying that some pretty punk refereeing has been
going on at various times. On the other hand there are two kinds of
booing, and the sour grapes kind can ruin a whole evening quicker
than an earthquake or the Johnstown flood. There must be a law at
the top which gives conference officials the right to put prospective
referees through tests. That’s a more scientific way anyhow.
Varsity basketball is so completely uppermost in the minds of just
about everyone that it’s nothing: short of distasteful to talk of other
things. But how many sports followers have watched the intramural
hoop games. They’re free and some of them are just plenty good.
Probably scientific analysis would show that on the basis of “the
greatest good to the greatest number,” intramural basketball is far
more valuable to the campus than the big-time kind. There’s more at
stake than a salary when the donut competitors go on the floor at the
men’s gym. .
These are sad days for the handball players. Oregon’s old, old hand
ball court building, dear to the heart of many a box court swatter, is
just a shambles, and has been and will be for lo these many weeks.
\ ou can t get that handball zest out of a real man so easily though.
Students of the game may be all washed up for the time being, but
the profs and P. E. majors are seen often to sneak up to the volleyball
room for a round of their favorite game. Dimensions of the place are
slightly screwy for handball, but it’s that or nothing.
Tom McCall, sports commentator par excellence, will get back into
harness this week. It’s good news to sports fans that Tom will again
be commanding officer of the good ship “Sports Quacks.” His wealth of
experience, along with a knack for knowing what his readers want,
make Tom a scribe who does credit to any sports page on which his
Starting tomorrow morning read McCall daily in the Oregon
Emerald. Take it away, Tom!
“Our team played the winning'
ball game and should have won,”
said Idaho's coach, Richie Fox, af
ter last night’s ball game. “Ore
gon’s big men got a break in the
officiating, and I believe that we
would have come out on top if the
Oregon players had been called
more on their fouling which was
obvious as ours,” declared Fox. He
was sincere with his words and was
not trying to offer any alibis. He
went on to say that Oregon is
represented by a real ball club
that should go to town in the
northern division race although
he believed that O.S.C. will be a
tough team to beat when the two
Oregon teams meet for the first
t'ime Friday night.
From the other side of the fence,
Coach Hobson saw the game from
a different light.
“Idaho was sacrificing every
thing to get the ball,” Hobson said,
“and as a result they committed
numerous fouls which cost them
three men. However, they looked
much better than last night, and
proved themselves to be a danger
ous team when in possession of the
ball. Their work at center and
off the backboards was vastly im
proved and that probably accounts
for the difference in the two
Hobson expressed himself as
more or less satisfied with the out
come and declared that his team
should be psychologically fit for
t he first “big game” here Friday
night with Oregon State.
The band came through again
for the music lovers and came
forth with “Bugle Call Rag” in
addition to the favorite of the au
dience, “The Music Goes ’Round
and ’Round.” It seems that several
of the Sigma Nus present were
enjoying the music and made the
suggestion that to spice the eve
ning up a bit, McArthur court
should be turned into a dance hall
between halves. All co-eds inter
viewed were immediately in favor
of the idea.
* # #
We noticed L. H. Gregory’s com
ment in yesterday’s Oregonian in
which he saW that “Hee” Edmund
son has his Washington basketball
players all hopped lip over winning
the northern division title with the
hopes of proceeding on to repre
sent the United States in the Olym
pic games next summer. However,
Mr. Edmundson, don’t forget that
your Huskies must first win the
northern crown and to do that
they must prove to be a better
team than the Webfeet. It’s possi
ble but you’l lhave to show us a
real basketball machine before
we’ll be convinced.
Benched By Injury
Chief McLean, a dark flash of speed on the maple court, has been
out with an Injured knee. He did net see action in either of the Idaho
tilts. Coach Howard Hobson hopes to have him in shape for the Oregon
State game Friday.
Six sports scribes reported for
action on the Emerald last night.
Several were on the staff last term
and will continue on their old jobs.
Capable writers who can handle
swimming, wrestling, and basket
ball are still needed.
The staff selected was as fol
Intramural basketball and wrest
ling, Ben Back and Gale Putnam.
Varsity basketball, Pat Frizzell.
Freshman basketball, Bill Van
Swimming, Bui Marshall.
Desk man, Wendell Wyatt.
Thomas McCall will return to
morrow as writer of Sports
Quacks. Charles Paddock is sports
Ten Confined in
Ten patients were in the infirm
ary yesterday, confined with slight
injuries and colds. Two were iso
Morris Wilson was added and
none were withdrawn. The other
patients are A1 Carter, Marjorie
Fay, Margaret Martin, Helen Hos
kins, Arthur Hill, Martin Mulligan,
Donald Courtney, Wayne Harbert,
and William Dalton.
PTTTTTT'i'TT I'T **>.*»*
Just 1 50 Years
Franklin made for
his own use the first
pair of bifocal lenses
3ver designed. Crude
lenses they were, but
with them Franklin <
could use the same
glasses for distance
vision and reading.
Since that time optical
science has been on
the alert to develop
new and more useful
DR. ELLA C. MEADE
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I Freshmen Seek
Rings’ All-Stars to Be
Foes in Tonight’s Till
A fourth straight victory will
be the objective of the Oregon
Frosh when they tangle with
Riggs’ All-Stars, conquerors of the
Oregon varsity, tonight on Mc
In their three games to date,
the Ducklings have shown plenty
of scoring power and hope to give
the all-stars a real battle.
Coach Warren is pinning his
hopes on the shooting eyes of
Wally Johansen, Laddie Gale, for
wards, Dee Phelps, center, Bob
Anet and Leonard Heller, guards.
Other men who will undoubtedly
see service are Gale Fouts, Rod
Hansen, Ford Mullens, Hank Nil
sen, and Gale Smith.
Riggs’ quintet will, be built
around Bob Miller, ex-varsity star,
the two Siegmund brothers, Clay
ton James, and Ford Danner.
For Your Winter
We have a
of spotlights at:
llth ami 0;ik
Abba Dabba, ATO
Lanky Slim Wintermute, 6 foot 7 inch Phi Dclt pivot man, dis
played his full array of wares last night in an exhibition at the expense
of Zeta hall which did not end until the towering freshman had
garnered 24 points, just four times as many as the entire opposition
could scratch together. Final score was 46 to 6.
The Phi Delt “A” team dropped them through with monotonous
regularity, while the Zeta team was only able to come out of its daze
long enough to account for a pair of field goals. Piskens, Phi Delt
forward, was very much in the game, and personally helped the total
with 12 points.
TheAbba Dabbas Will
The Abba Dabba “A’s” stepped
into the limelight with a brilliant
27-11 victory over Sigma Phi Ep
silon. Ward, sturdy forward on
the independent team, clicked the
counter 12 times. It was an ex
cellent showing of teamwork. Per
fect passes, scoring plays that
worked, tip-off plays, a defense
that defended—all were in the rep
ertory of the Dabbas.
Giovanini, frosh football star,
was most effective for the Spees,
making five points. It was a con
vincing rout of the supposedly
strong Sigma Phi Epsilon team,
and placed the Abba Dabbas well
up among the cup contenders in
the hoop playoff.
Alpha Tau Omega "A” team
breezed through to an easy victory
over the Cooperative house five,
which failed to cooperate when it
came to getting points. Final score
was 27-13. Karstons and Marshall,
ATO guard and' forward, topped
the scoring column with 10 and
nine points respectively. Rolfc,
Cooperative captain, was respon
sible for five of his team’s points.
The facts and figures:
Phi Delta Theta, 46 Zeta hall, 6
Crosbie, 4.f. Truby, 3
Pickens, 12 .f. McMichael, 2
Wintermute, 24..c. Bruns, 1
Milligan, 2 .g. Kimball
Strohecker, 4....g. Currie
Abba Sigma Phi
Dabba, 6 Epsilon, 11
West, 6 .f.. Hammericksen
Ward, 12 .f. Anderson, 4
Tingle, 2 .c. Conroy, 2
Jacobs, 5 .g. Angell
Marsee, 2 .g. Giovanini, 5
Ftix .s. Hope
Alpha Tau Cooperative
Omega, 27 House, 13
Callahan .f. Rolfe, 5
Marshall, 9 f. Bilyeu, 4
Allen .c.Ash, 2
Goodfellow, 2,...g. Paddock, 2
Karstons, 10.g. Bikman
Hay, 6 .s
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