Hired Swimmers? Thrills, spills, and color by the bushel are on the menu this week at McArthur court, where the annual Lane county "B” league basketball tournament is being played. Read Emerald accounts.. SPORTS STAFF: Charles Paddock, sports editor. Pat Frizzell, associate editor. Tom McCall, Quacks editor. Reporters: Ben Back, Gale Putnam, Hubard Kuokka, Bill Van Dusen, Wendell Wyatt, Bruce Currie. Coed reporters: Joan Gulovson, Helen Calkins. Final Civil War’ ° o Fracas of Season Set for Corvallis Oregon Plans Surprise For Title-Contending Staters; Hobson Will Start Same Five Oregon's rejuvenated varsity basketball team will take its final crack at the title - contending Beavers of Oregon State in a game which has definite bearing on the northern division race at Corvallis tonight. Opening tip-off is at 7:30 o’clock. To Oregon State championship chances tonight’s struggle is vital ly important. If the Beavers lose tonight they can do no more than tie Washington for the conference crown, even should they grab both games from the Huskies in the decisive series at Seattle next week. An Oregon State win over the Webfoots will put the Staters in position to take undisputed pos session of the title by winning both tilts at Seattle. Webfoots Inconsiderate The Webfoots are not consider ing Oregon State pennant hopes and will be out there to even their season’s series with their ancient arch-rivals. Slats Gill’s crew leads, two games to one, at present. Howard Hobson and his players feel that a split in “civil war” competition will mean at least a fairly successful year. They are aware of the fact that the only series they have definitely lost thus far is to Washington and that they have a chance to break even or tie for the winter with all other teams. Coach Hobson plans to start the same lineup that gave the Beavers such a terrific battle before going under, 2S to 26, here last week. That quintet was the smoothest to perform in a Webfoot suit since early season, and the lads feel that with a little more luck they would have dropped the Beavers. Same Five to Start The five expected to open are Sam Liebowitz and Dave Silver, forwards; Chuck Patterson, center; and Budd Jones and Rollie Rourke, guards. Hobson said yesterday that he might use any of four other men during the evening and might possibly start one or more of them. Johnny Lewis, Ken Purdy, Chief McLean, and Ray Jewell are the quartet of reserves due for action. Jewell has been coming fast of late and may be given a chance to check Oregon State’s Cliff Folen, whose scoring sprees have played havoc with the Ducks in three other encounters. McLean and Purdy are the speedboys and are likely to be inserted in the lineup if the fast breaking offense begins to bog down. Beavers Consistent For Oregon State it will be the five which has started virtually every game this season — Wally Palmberg and Hub Tuttle at for wards, Earl Conkling at center, and Bob Bergstrom and Folen at guards. The Staters have sunk or swam with this combination all year and their consistent record shows it to be a successful outfit. Opponents have about given up hope of seeing the day when Wally Palmberg’s scoring dashes w'iil be halted, but the Webfoots are plan ning to try again tonight. It is doubtful if anyone can stop the inimitable Astoria dervish, who has piled up 137 points in 13 games, but always there is hope. Liebow itz, who guarded him as well as any human could have last Satur day. only to see the sensational southpaw roll in 10 points, will draw the thankless task again. Palmberg needs an average of 10 points in each of his three remain ing contests to break Bobby Galer’s all-time northern division scoring record of 136 points, set in 1934. Sex oral Close Careers Other checking assignments will probably find Rourke on Tuttle, Patterson on Folen. Budd Jones on Bergstrom, and Silver on Conkling. Tonight will mark the final ap pearance in his home state for Palmberg and also for Folen Berg First Baseball Practice Call Is Next Week Lewis Only Regular Left For Infield; Pitchers Headed by McFadder University of Oregon varsitj baseball candidates will answei the first call of Howard Hobson new Webfoot diamond tutor, next week. Batterymen will be request ed to report to Hobson at that time for opening sessions inside McArthur court. Organized team workouts will not start until the close of basketball season. Hobson is faced with the task of rebuilding his entire infield, with the exception of third base. Only Johnny Lewis, who took over the third base spot in his sophomore year last season and completed one of the most brilliant inner quar tets ever to play in the northern division, is the only veteran regu lar. Mark DeLaunay, sophomore third sacker in 1934, is also due to report this spring. Ilest of Infield Gone The rest of the infield that burned up the league in ’35 is gone. Joe Gordon and Ray Koch, short stop and second baseman, have graduated into professional ranks, and Harry McCall, guardian of the initial bag, has graduated. Don McFadden, leading college pitcher in the Northwest for the last two years, will return for a final fling and around him Hobson will build his mound corps. Two other lettermen. Cece Inman and Herb E'oulk, are also expected to report. Foulk is not in school at present, but is expected to re-enter spring term. Bob Millard, sopho more southpaw, is another out standing prospect for the hurling crew. McLean Is Catcher John Thomas, reserve backstop last year, and Chief McLean, transfer from Southern Oregon normal, will fight it out for the first string catching berth. Andy Hurney and Ralph Amato are holdover outfield lettermen. Bill Courtney, transfer from Southern Oregon, is in line to take over the center field position va cated by Maury Van Vliet. Webfoot teams have won the northern division championship for two consecutive years. strom and Wilbur Kidder of the OSC squad. It will be the last for Budd and Willie Jones, Patterson, and Rourke. The Webfoots believe that a victory over Oregon State tonight will go a long way toward begin ning a spell of supremacy over the Beavers. They reason that three of the State's regulars are seniors and think that a win tonight will be an omen of victory for next year. Oregon 35, O.SC 35 Since the Pacific coast'confer ence was formed Oregon and Ore gon State have clashed on the maple court 70 times and the teams are exactly on even terms for that period, each with 35 wins. The Oregon State men’s gym (Please turn to page 4) iE.iSElSEEISIEEiEISISOJSISEJSEfSElSJSJ'^ DRY FEET will help you ward oft colds and I lie flu. Get your shoes resoled today, during the rainy weather. HOWARD SHOE SHOP Guurds the Unguardable Sammy Liebowitz, Oregon forward, who has been assigned the unpleasant task of checking Wally Palmberg in tonight’s “civil war” game at Corvallis. Libe Construction Work Continues Concrete for Roof Poured; South Side Steel Posts Have Been Built Considerable work has been done on the new libe since the first of the week, it was revealed in a sur vey yesterday. The roof slab of reinforced con crete has been poured as have the columns for the third floor. The workmen are now in the process of laying out the tile partitions be fore starting the tiling proper. Steel stack posts for the second floor of the stack room on the south side of the building have been put up and the reinforcing steel laid, which straightens the stacks and holds them in place. THE Dudley Field Shop On the Campus Buttons! Buttons! Arrow lias Them! 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Arrow Tics $1 ARROW SHIRTS and TIES FOLLOW ARROW AND YOU FOLLOW THE STYLE ERIC MERRELL Clothes for Men “The Arrow Shirt Store” -r ‘B’ League Teams Reach Semi-Finals Pleasant Hill, Oakridge', Lowell and Thurston Take Igloo Tilts Competition in the “B'1 league high school basketball tournament at McArthur court grew hotter yesterday as quarter-final games were played and tight battles de veloped. Oakridge, Pleasant Hill, Lowell, and Thurston reached the semi final round in the boys' division with victories, and in the girls’ di vision Oakridge, Mohawk, Vida, and Creswell battled into the round of four. Creswell Scores ITpsel Outstanding upset of the day's play saw a fighting Creswell girls’ team edge out Santa Clara, final ist last year, in a hair-raising thriller, 19 to 18. The game was a donneybrook from start to finish and had the Igloo walls resound ing with the uproar of a scream ing mob. Pleasant Hill’s speedy boys’ quintet, tournament favorite, ad vanced with an easy 32-to-ll win over Coburg. The Hill Billies will meet Lowell, which edged out Ma pleton, tonight. The Mapleton hoopsters, conquerors of a favored Lorane team yesterday, put up a fierce battle, and lost to Lowell by a slim two-point margin, 29 to 27. Oakridge Wins Oakridge, defending champion, nosed out Elmira in another thrill er, 27 to 24, and in the fourth boys’ championship game Thurs Palmberg Holds Lead in Northern Division Scoring Wally Palmberg, Oregon State’s unstoppable scoring specialist, is far in the lead of all northern divi sion point collectors with a total of 147 in 13 games. Ed Loverich, University o t Washington forward, has run up 124 points, but has played 14 con tests. Sam Liebowitz is still Ore gon's leading scorer with 78 points in 11 starts. Ivar Nelson, Washington State; Merle Fisher, Idaho; and Earl Conkling, Oregon State, are bat tling for the dubious honor of pac ing the loop in fouls committed. Nelson has 38. and his two com petitors boast 37 each. Northern division scoring lead ers follow: G FG FT PF TP Palmberg, OSC .. 13 51 45 15 14 7 Loverich, Wash. .. 14 55 14 22 124 Bishop, Wash. 14 46 31 22 123 Wagner, Wash. .. 14 48 18 35 114 Holstine, WSC .... 13 37 28 30 102 Geraghty, Idaho .. 13 37 19 33 93 Liebowitz, Ore. .. 11 29 20 12 7S Nelson, WSC . 13 27 29 38 83 Folen, OSC . 13 32 12 18 76 Tuttle, OSSC . 13 32 11 20 75 ton tripped Santa Clara, 26 to 20. Oaluidge girls blanked Coburg. 18 to 0, and earned the right to meet Vida, which piled up a 25 to 9 score over Blue River, today Mo hawk defeated Triangle, 26 to 12, after Triangle had won the play off of last night's tie game with Elmira. 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Starting time is 3 p. m. The Washington squad boasts an array of aquatic stars including Medica, Hoskins, Caddy, and Dix son. Jack Medica is recognized as the greatest middle distance swim mer in the world today. Medica’s superb performances during his three years of college competition have marked him as a sure Olympic contestant. Sport authorities believe that he will win at least one title for the United States in the 1936 Olympics and probably more. Medica Olympic Star Medica should play a leading part in bringing America’s 800 meter relay team to the front at these games. The Husky flash swims the 440 yard free style in 4:42 and the 220 in 2:9.8. Medica isn't the only good man on the Husky team, however. Cad dy and Hoskins will give the Web foots something to worry about, and Dixson is an outstanding back stroke ace. 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