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By PAT FRIZZELL
Does the return of Mike Miku
lak to the Webfoot fold mean a
revival of Oregon's famous
“cruncher" play in football?
Last fall, due to several factors,
little was heard about the once
feared “cruncher” and its high
powered companion, the so-called
“double cruncher.” The main rea
son for there being no “cruncher”
was that no back on the squad was
powerhouse enough to handle the
ball carrying assignment.
The "cruncher,” in essence, is a
gang-up of football heft in a drive
through center or one of the
guards. With Mike Mikulak pack
ing the melon and smacking the
line, what a play it was!
* * *
Can Mikulak teach next season’s
crop of bae.s the gentle art of
“crunching”? Paul Rowe, the big,
blond lad fro-m Victoria, B. C.,
has the stuff to make the
“cruncher” work. And it's more
than likely that the return of
“Iron Mike” assures its working.
Mikulak’s greatest forte, of
course, was defense. At backing
up a line he was superb. That’s an
other department in which his
tutoring ought to help.
It’s interesting to note that Ore
gon isn’t the only school to take
on a backfield coach whose strong
spot is defense. Neither Hal Moe
or Hal Pangle, now assisting
Lonnie Stiner at Oregon State,
were stamped as offensive stars.
But Mikulak was a standout
both offensively and defensively.
He starred in professional football
for three seasons and in 1935 was
chosen fullback on the professional
Yes, Mr. Mikulak, you’re entirely
* * *
Must basketball now go through
the same period of mythical east
ern dominance as football? It took
the East a good many seasons to
learn that it \vasn’t the only fish
in the sea in football. For years
and years the Atlantic seaboard,
with its big three and its other
gridiron giants, was supremely
confident that it hud a monopoly
on all the power in football.
It took some terrible blows in
intersectional games to impress
upon the East that other parts of
the country knew what a pigskin
was for. Now almost universal
opinion is that all sections of the
nation play football of a similar
Now apparently it will take the
same kind of socks on the chin to
impress upon our sunrise brethren
that we of the West play real
The confidence shown by New
York sports writers in their hoop
teams is little short of amazing.
The effete East didn't wake up to
the great court sport until three or
four years ago. Now, low and be
hold, the Atlantic seaboard gang
has decided that the only basket
ball in the world is played in and
around' the metropolis. As one New
York writer expressed it: "Un
questionably the best collegiate
basketball is playec\ in the metro
politan area, with perhaps a few
dissenting votes from Indiana.”
The Eastern scribes backed
down gracefully after Stanford
whacked their Eong Island univer
sity and shattered its string of 43
successive victories. But, unless
your correspondent is mistaken,
they'll soon be up in the clouds
What college basketball team
went the furtherest in the Olympic
tournament last year? Washing
ton. That's an indication of the
quality of Pacific coast basketball.
And when Washington massacred
Michigan once- this winter and was
nosed out only after overtime
periods in two other games with
the midwest giants, further argu
ment was added for coast prowess.
Southern California’s all-victorious -
tour of the Southwest, and, of j
course, Stanford’s crushing wins
over everything in the East, puts
Theta Chis, Kappa Sigs Feature Intramural Hoop Tilts
! In Preparation for
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Hobson Sends Regulars
Against Freshmen in
Drill Stressing Both
Offense and Defense
Howard Hobson’s Oregon Web
foots dashed up and clown Mc
Arthur court’s shining boards in
a red-hot practice scrimmage with
John Warren's freshmen yesterday
afternoon as part of a strenuous
preparation for Friday's “civil
war” battle with Oregon State at
The scrimmage, which lasted
half an hour, was only part of the
day’s work for the Driving Ducks,
who must be in best driving form
to penetrate the airtight Beaver
defense. Later they tangled with
the varsity reserves. Tonight’s
workout will probably be lighter,
and Thursday tapering off will
be the object of a final pre-game
Kolberg, Conkling Tough
"I don’t see how we can match
Oregon State's booming Kolberg
and Conkling,” said Hobson after
The Webfoots have consistently
demonstrated scoring power, but
whether or not they can puncture
the Oregon State defense is a
question only Friday can answer.
Offense isn't the only depart
ment of the game being stressed
by Hobson this week, however.
After last weekend's split with
Washington State, the Duck men
tor characterized Oregon’s defens
ive play as “very poor.” This week
the Ducks have been working on
defensive tactics as well as upon
their lightning fast break offense.
Same Lineup Likely
Indications are that Hobson
will start the same lineup which
routed Washington State Friday
night and was nosed out Saturday.
Wally Johansen, forwards; Slim
Wintermute, centcr( and Bobby
Anet and Bill Courtney, guards.
Others who may break into the
starting quintet are Johnny Lewis,
forward; Laddie Gale, forward and
center, and Ken Purdy, guard.
Oregon State is always hard to
beat on the Corvallis floor. Last
winter the Beavers ran over the
Webfoots in one of the games
there 49 to 18. The finale on the
Beaver campus between the two
teams was a 35-to-29 win for the
Friday's game will start at
coast basketball right up there
with the best in the land.
Short shorts. . . . Oregon drew at
least one athlete when new fresh
men registered at the start of the
term. . . .Bob Baer, Grant high
school baseball infielder, is the
lad. . . .Oregon State must have
quite an offense this winter. . . .
Three field goals in a full game
against Washington State. . . .But
don’t call the Beavers softies. . . .
Don't forget Slats Gill’s mastery of
the art of basketball defense. . . .
Don Casciato, Oregona editor and
man about the campus, has issued
a weighty statement concerning
his conquered basketball team—
Casciato’s Comets. . . .Get a load
cf this statement:. . . .‘Despite our
defeat at the hands of the Phi
Delts, I’m confident that our team
will come back and win the cham
pionship of the A league. The
Comets are coming!”
Bill Morgan, ex-Football
Star, Gels Portland Job
Bill Morgan, ex ’33 and captain
of the Webfoot grid team in 1932.
has a position with the U. S. Rub
ber company in Portland. He
played professional football with
the New York Giants and coached
for Medford high school after
leaving the University.
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When Winter Comes . . . Can Spring be Far Behind
Warmer Weather will bring Slu.-h and Rain
Are your shoes ready
Howard’s Shoe Repair
Lane Smith Below Co-op
Coach Warren’s Quintet
Opens Tough Week
Three games in three days is
the schedule Oregon's hard-driving
freshman hoop team will undertake
this weekend as the 1937 basket
ball season gets underway. All
three games will be played on the
The Wendling Townies, are
slated to play host to Coach War
ren’s basketeers Thursday night,
according to dates released yester
day. The frosh then move to Port
land Friday afternoon for a re
turn game against Chappie King’s
Franklin high Quakers.
Play At Vancouver
Saturday night in Vancouver,
the frosh quintet will wind up its
week’s work against the Van
couver high school team. The
Ducklings also have two games
against the Oregon State rooks
and another against Signal Oil of
Eugene on tap for next week.
Yesterday afternoon the frosh
furnished opposition for Coach
Howard Hobson’s varsity outfit in
a practice game and showed up
well, scoring 21 points to 42 by
Cut to Dozen
The squad was sliced to 12 men
before yesterday’s practice by
Skipper “Honest John’’ Warren.
Remaining forwards are Ted Sar
pola, Wimpy Quinn, Ken Shipley,
and Burton Buroughs. Centers are
John Dick and Russ Inskeep.
Matt Pavalunas, Stan Short,
Paul Jackson, Jim Jones, A1 Krietz,
and Bob Blenkinsop are the six
The starting five for Saturday's
game against Franklin and this
week's practice fray with Ruben
stein’s found Sarpola and Shipley
at forward posts, Dick at center,
and Pavalunas and Short holding
down the guard positions.
Asked To Report
Colonel Bill Hayward’s
34th Track Squad Will
All varsity and freshman
track candidates arc asked to
report to Bill Hayward at Me- 1
Arthur court this afternoon. A ;
meeting will be held upstairs at j
Candidates for Colonel Bill Hay
ward's 34th Oregon track and :
field squad will meet at McArthur 1
court this afternoon. Both varsity
and freshman athletes are asked i
to report. • i
The Webfoot trackmen will train i
on the large dirt floor area in the :
new men's gymnasium as soon as i
work on the 60 by 360 foot plot
is completed. High and broad
jumpers, pole vaulters, sprinters,
hurdlers, and shot putters will i
Six Fect-Eight Inches of Stretch
''UrgeI (Slim) Winternmte, elongated center of Oregon’s varsity
basketball team, reaches high into the sky to cage a cripple. Winter
mute is the tallest player in the northern division.
INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL SUMMARY
4:00—Court 38 Phi Delta Theta A vs. Phi Kappa Psi A.
Court 43 Oregon Freemen A vs. Gamma Hall A.
4:10—Court 38 Sigma Nu A vs. Sigma Chi A.
Court 43 Abba Dabba A vs. Zeta Hall A.
5:20—Court 38 Canard Hall A vs. Yeomen A.
Court 43 Pi Kappa Alpha vs. Delta Tau Delta A.
Theta Chi A 31, Chi Psi A 4.
Alpha Tau Omega A 38, Omega Hall A 17.
Kappa Sigma A 15, Phi Sigma Kappa A II.
Phi Gamma Delta A 11, Sigma Alpha Mu A 10.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon A 10, Sigma Hail A 0.
Campbell Co-op A defaulted to Beta Theta Pi A.
,vork inside until the start of
Hayward points to a scarcity of
jutstanding' material. After a pre
iminary survey he announced that
lot for years lias there been such
i dearth of experienced varsity
lerformers. Novices must be de
veloped to fill the gaps.
George Varoff, holder of the
vorld’s pole vault record of 14
eet 6]£ inches, heads the list of
alent. Varoff is a sophomore. Oap
.ain Sam McGaughey,. long dis
ance ace, is another capable vet
■ran. Others are Bill Foskett.,
lorthwsst shot put champion, and
'■'rank (Squeak) Lloyd, holder of
lie northwest's “best mark" broad
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I and Adams, Rep. George N.
Adams, doesn’t like it. Adams
U,sed to lead the ballot sheet in
the house and because of his pri
ority position on the sheet, told
“all the fellows how to vote,’’ but
now a new name has pushed him
into second place.
“A guy would come along with
commented yesterday. "I’ve got a
a name like AAlvik,’’ Adams
hunch it's a put-up job. Guess I’ll
have to start spelling my name
Hoyman Loses 5 Men;
Team to Be Developed
Around 5 Letternien;
Oregon's northern division
swimming champions will soon be
gin their annual grind toward an
other championship team. Unde
feated in dual competition for
three years, Oregon will open the
'37 campaign with only 5 letter
To Mike Hoyman, Webfoot
swimming coach, goes the task of
overcoming several handicaps in
the developing of a winning' com
bination. Webfoot mermen have
been delayed approximately two
months while waiting for the com
pletion of the new pool which is
being remodeled into a modern
natatorium. With the pool not yet
finished, Gerlinger pool must be
used. Gerlinger is not always avail
able thus further handicapping the
Five Men Missing
With the ’37 campaign under
way, Coach Hoyman must begin
without the services of five leading
swimmers. Those missing arc:
Jim Reed, backstroke star and na
tional record holder in the 300
ycl., individual medley; Forrest
Kerby, who excelled in the breast
stroke events; Harold Sexton, long
distance swimming, and Bill Angel
and Vernon Hoffman, dash men.
Of these five men, Reed, Kerby,
and Angel have graduated; Hoff
man has dropped out of school,
and Sexton was forced to quit
swimming because of a heavy pre
According to Hoyman, this
year's team will be built around
three swimmers and two divers.
Jim Hurd, undefeated on the coast
in short free style events, and
placed on the All-American inter
collegiate swimming team, Chuck
Reed, two year veteran in the
breast stroke, and Leonard Scrog
gins, two year veteran letterman
in the sprints, are the only exper
ienced swimmers. Eert Myers and
Bob Chilton, who finished one-two
in the diving events last year, com
plete the list.
The rest of the squad is made up
of comparative unknowns—soplu
and novices. Brightest soph hopes
are Jim Smith and Jack Levy
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*‘iVla and Pa were pretty mad when
they got my grades. I was beginning
to think that a college course is pretty
short, wasn’t it — but they sent me
back and said maybe I was learning
something when I told them I had my
laundry and cleaning done by the—
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Quints Also Winners
In Afternoon Play
Theta ('liis Roll Up 34-4
Margin Over Chi Psis:
Hotelmen R o m p to
Win Over Omega Hall
In a fast, rough game marked
by numerous fouls by both teams,
the Kappa Sigs, another “beef
trust” entry, nosed out the Phi
Sigs, 15 to 11 yesterday on the
new gym floor.
The Phi Sigs dropped in the
first counter and held the lead
2 to 0, until the start of the second
quarter when Lenard (Bud) Rob
ertson and company went to work
to take a 6-to-3 advantage at half.
The second half opened with
numerous shots being missed by
both teams until Robertson got the
range again to drop two long
ones and put his team in front.
10-5, at the end of the third quar
Stan Hobson opened the last
canto with a swisher from the
side, and LeRoy Mattingly follow
ed a few minutes later with two
prayer shots from the middle of
the floor to put the Phi Sigs ahead
11 to 10 with two minutes to go.
Then Andy Hurney and Ralph
Terjeson of the Kappa Sigs boom
ed in two quick ones from the side
to take the game.
Kappa Sig A (15) (ll)Phi Sig A
Kunzman .P. 2, Fetcli
Robertson, 9 . .. F. Corman
Pomeroy, 2 .C. 4, Hobson
Terjeson, 2 .G. 4, Mattingly
Fury .G 1, Henderson
Hurney, 2.S. Reckard
Officials: Jack Gordon and Eer
Theta (’hi 111, ('hi l*si 1
Scoring almost at will, a smooth
working Theta Chi machine rolled
up a 34-to-4 total over the Chi
Psi lodgers in a one-sided game.
From a 5-to-0 lead at the first
quarter, Theta Chin ran its edge
to 16 to 3 at half time.
Fred Loback was the outstand
ing man on the floor for Theta
Chi and Jack Heumer was the
Lodgers' best bet.
Theta Chi A (31) (4) Chi Psi A
Loback, 10 .F. 4, Heumer
Pink, 9 .F. Brooks
Philips, 9 .C. Ramsey
Niemi, 2 .G. Williams
Smith, 4 .G. McLeod
Officials: Jack Gordon and Ber
Fijis 10, Sammies 9
In the final and most exciting
game of the afternoon, a scrappy
Fiji outfit led by Adams, a
sharpshooting guard, see-sawed a
10-to-9 victory over the Sammies.
The Sammies led at the first
quarter, 4 to 2, by virtue of two
buckets by Shevak and Cohen, but
the Fijis came back and copped
the lead as the half ended, 5 to 4.
The final half was filled with
long passes, muffed shots, and
close checking by both teams, but
the Fijis committed fewer errors
and came out on the top, 10 to 9.
Fijis A (10)
Fintner, 2 ...
Adams, 7 ....
(9) Sammies A
F. l, liosenfelt
G. 4, Shevak
G. 2, Cohen
S. 2, Weiner
Officials: Jack Gordon and Ber
ATO 38, Omega 17
The ATOs showed a flashy of
fense in running over Omega Hall,
38 to 17.
Led by Gerald Graybeal and
Jack Dunn, both of whom scored
12 points, the ATOs rushed into
the lead in the early stages of the
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