Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, August 31, 1936, Mail Edition, Page Five, Image 5

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Webfoots! '
Oregon’s Coach Beset
With Seasonal Jitters
As Tough Tilts Loom
Untested Sophs Hold
Cards as Eleven Faces
Stiff Competition
Head Football Coach,
University of Oregon
‘' Wliat kind of a team are you
going to have this fall?”
That seems to he the standard
question shoved at football
coaches about this time of the
year, and I’ve been no excep
After several months of par
rying questioners I have finally
concocted a fairly stereotyped
reply, which goes something
like this:
“Oregon has the smallest
group of returning lettermen of
any coast team and our squad
ivill he dominated by untested
sophomores. We’ll be a green team
in one of the toughest leagues in
the country and playing the heavi
est schedule in Oregon’s history.
Our opponents seem to have an
edge in material. Yet—with the
breaks going our way and a mini
mum of injuries—we’ll win a game
or two.”
12 Lettermen Return
To explain more fully, Oregon
will have just 12 lettermen on
hand when practice starts Thurs
day, September 10. Ten other play
ers were reserves on the 1935
squad with little or no conference
experience behind them. The re
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1916 Grid Squad
Will Call Signals
At Fall Reunion
Oregon’s 1916 coast champion
football team will hold a reunion
in Portland the weekend of Octo
ber 30-31 if tentative plans of two
of its members, Roland Geary and
Shy Huntington, materialize.
“Since the gun sounded ending
the last quarter of our game with
Pennsylvania, I have dreamed of
the time when we might get the
Old Hands all together again. That
was 20 years ago this fall, and it
occurs to me that a 20 year anni
versary would be most appropri
ate,” Quarterback Shy has written
each member of the squad now.
living. A banquet is planned for
Friday night, October 30 at the
Multnomah hotel and the team will
be seated behind the 1936 edition
which on the next day will attempt
to blast Washington’s Husky from
the football stadium.
First team members of the 1916
team: Captain, Tackle John W.
Beckett; Half John F. Parsons;
Quarterback Charles A. Hunting
ton; Half Orville Monteith; Full
back Hollis Huntington; End Clif
ford I. Mitchell; End Dr. R. Lloyd
Tegart; Tackle William K. Bart
lett; Guard William C. Snyder;
Guard Sterling B. Spellman; Cen
ter Jacob S. Risley; Tackle Basil
Williams; and End' Glenn S. Dud
Frosh Grid Squad
Will Play 5 Tilts
Oregon State, Washington
Definitely on Yearling
The 1936 University of Oregon
freshman football team, coached
by “Honest John” Warren, will
play a schedule of five games this
fall, according to present plans of
Warren and Anson Cornell, athletic
Definitely listed for the Duck
lings are the traditional games
with the Oregon State college
rooks and University of Washing
ton “Babes.” The first frosh-rook
encounter will be played at Cor
vallis Friday night, October 23,
and the second Friday night, No
vember 13. The Duckling-Washing
ton tilt is set for Seattle on Sat
urday, November 7.
Present tentative plans call. for
the Ducklings to open their season
against Oregon Normal school at
Astoria in a night game October
2 or 3. The fifth game probably
will be with Southern Oregon Nor
mal, to be played in Grants Pass
on October 9.
The Ducklings will start prac
tice immediately following regis
tration, accordling to Warren. A
squad of between 50 and 60 men,
including leading prep stars of last
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Grouped around their popular coach, “Prink” Callisoc, upper
center, are the bright and shining lights of the 1936 varsity football
team which will soon be arriving on the campus for initial workouts
before the six “big” games test their stamina. Top row, left to right:
Don Kennedy, Johnny Engstrom, Pat Fury, Bud Goodin, Nello Gio
vanini, Vernon Moore. Center: Bill Estes, ad Del Bjork. Lower: Ken
Skinner, Joe Huston, Jim Nicholson, Dale Lasselle, Ed Farrar, and
Tony Amato.
Record crowds at 1936 coast foot
ball games are anticipated! by Anse
Cornell, Oregon’s manager of ath
letics . . . early season ticket ap
plications now flooding headquart
ers are the reason . . . other coast
schools also are reporting unprec
edented demands for ducats . . .
all brought on, no doubt, by the
heavy conference “round robin”
Webloots will have some
thing more than their team to
cheer for this fall ... a new
38-piece “pep” band, modeled
on the highly-touted Southern
Methodist and Texas Christian
aggregations, will replace the
former military group . . .
Ellsworth Huffman will direct
the swingsters.
Although practice does not of
ficially begin until Thursday, Sep
tember 10, most of Prink Callison’s
varsity gridders will be back on
the cgmpus by the seventh . . .
equipment will be checked and
issued, photographs taken and
decks cleared for action when the
big day rolls around , . Callison
lists 45 men sure to be on hand.
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Bill Sayles Plays
Ball in Europe
The University of Oregon’s con
tribution to the United States
Olympic team, William (Chic)
Sayles, star baseball pitcher, has
enjoyed great success in exhibition
games played in Germany and
other European countries, accord
ing to word received at Webfoot
athletic headquarters.
Sayles, former Portland high
school ace and a member of the
Oregon freshman baseball nine
last spring, won a berth on the 20
man American amateur team and
has taken the No. 1 hurling post
through his performances. The
American team gave exhibitions of
baseball at the Olympic games in
Berlin and more recently has been
meeting English and French
Sayles is expected to help lead
Howard Hobson's Webfoot varsity
in the 1937 northern division pen
nant race. He twice pitched no-hit
games for the freshman last
spring, one a no-hit, no-run per
formance against the Oregon State
college rooks,
Optimism Prevails
On Eve Of 1936-37
Athletic Competition
Better Material to Keep
Webfoots at Top in
Major Sports
Sports Editor, the Emerald
Bright prospects in every line of
major athletic endeavor for not
only the coming 1936-37 school
year but for following seasons give
an encouraging picture to the Uni
versity of Oregon’s newly re
vamped athletic set-up.
Improved material and schedules
in football, basketball, baseball, and
track should keep the Webfoots at
the top of the heap throughout the
next two or three years. Minor
sport squads, which have enjoyed
top flight success in the past few
seasons, should continue winning
ways on the basis of holdover
Football prospects, which are
described by Head Man Prink Cal
lison in another article on this
page, appear stronger in regard to
up-coming material. While this
year’s eleven may suffer from
“green-ness” due to a predomin
ance of sophomores, Oregon should
have Grade A material in the 1937
and 1938 campaigns.
Few Will Graduate
Only five of the 45 candidates
for the 1936 eleven will wind up
their gridiron careers this coming
year. They are Captain Del Bjork,
Pat Fury, tackles; John Engstorm,
end; Edwin Farrar, center, and
Bob Braddock, right halfback. The
remaining 40, plus what material
Varoff\ Although
Missing Olympiad,
Continues to Flash
George Varoff, the University of
Oregon sophomore who failed to
make the American Olympic team
after establishing a new world’s
record of 14 feet 6 y2 inches in the
pole vault, proved he was no "flash
in the pan’’ by again bettering the
previous mark in the world labor
meet held two weeks ago at Ran
dall field, Long Island.
Varoff failed to qualify for the
Olympics only a week after he had
vaulted for a new record at the
national A.A.U. meet in Chicago.
His jump at Randall field this
month was 14 feet 4% inches, two
inches better than the winning
Olympic mark.
The San Francisco youth plans
to return to the University this
fall and will compete on Bill Hay
ward’s Webfoot varsity squad
next spring. He was not eligible
for varsity competition last year
because of a scholastic deficiency.
s gained from this fall’s freshman
eleven, will be back for further
Despite the loss of five letter
men, all first stringers, from the
colorful 1936 Webfoot “Grena
diers,” Coach Howard Hobson is
looking for an improved varsity
basketball quintet. Hobson loses
five men, has seven lcttermen due
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UO Athletic Staff
Bolstered by Three
Former Students
Anse Cornell, Dick Reed,
Ed Walker Added by
Athletic Department;
Three newcomers, all former
University of Oregon students,
have joined the Webfoot athletic
staff and will take prominent roles
in Oregon’s 1936-37 sports pro
gram. They are Anson Cornell, '16,,
new athletic manager; Richard W.
(Dick) Reed, ’25, varsity end
coach, and Ed Walker, ’27, book
keeper and ticket clerk.
Cornell, a former all-coast
quarterback at Oregon and ath
letic director at the College of
Idaho and Pacific university for
the past 20 years, succeeds Hugli
E. Rosson as head of the Webfoot
athletic department. He tookover.
his duties on July 1. * ' kJ '
Reed, another ex-Oregon grid
iron star, replaced John Kitzmiller*
resigned, on the Webfoot coaching
staff. He will devote his entira
time to coaching the ends, tha
same duty he held at Oregon in
1928 and 1929 under Coach John
Me Ewan.
The third newcomer, Walker*
will handle all books for both tha
athletic and educational activities
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