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Oregon’s zone defense was as
impregnable as the allied lines at
Verdun or Stonewall Jackson at
Chatanooga in Saturday's melee at
The Beavers could no more pen
etrate it with their ring-around
the-rectangle passing than they
could take wings and soar into the
bucket. Around and around they
heaved the old melon, but instead
of "arounding” it still more, until
they worked it in, they chose to
cast off from way out and waste
all their hard work.
For that matter, the poor
Staters could do nothing better.
They took more shots than usual
and somebody said they were
"off,” but the real trouble was that
most of their heaves were distinct
ly of the prayer variety. They
couldn't get inside that zone de
The Webfcots didn’t play their
best game of the season Saturday,
but they looked good. ..Most im
proved gent on the floor was Lad
die Gale, who never before in his
not-too-lengthy varsity career has
so sparkled. Gale was in there at
both backboards and he took the
tip consistently after Slim Win
termutc was banished on fouls. If
you’ll recall, Mr. Gale also blew
in nine helpful points, more than
the margin of victory.
Johnny Lewis, Bobby Anet. and
Dave Silver were scrapping all the
way. Ken Purdy, who has the
Beavers seared so stiff that you
can almost hear their collective
vertebrae rustle every time he
steps on the floor, again demon
strated how to completely ruin a
If Art Merryman or Hub Tuttle
had hit the long ones the way
Purdy plunked ’em home, Oregon’s
zone might have been drawn out
a bit and made a little less stone
Purdy’s two long swishers, how
ever, were the only field goals of
the way-out variety scored by Ore
gon, and the Duck total of field
buckets was an even dozen. Most
of the Webfoot baskets came
either through mass penetration of
the Beaver zone or because Hob
by's lads broke down the court so
fast and furious that they had the
ball through the strings before the
Bevos could get set.
When it comes to fighters, dish
out a big bowl of credit to this
guy Merryman. Ever since he
started playing ball under Mush
Torson at Corvallis high Art
Merryman has been a scrapper. In
the state prep tournament back in
1933, as a junior, he led a surpris
ing Corvallis team into the semi
finals and within a whisker of the
With Oregon State behind, 31 to
22, and apparently hopelessly
through, with only five minutes
left and our Ducks going great
guns, Mr. Merryman made a gal
lant gesture. First he scampered
madly down the floor to take a
pass from big Harris and lay it in
at the left. Then, on the next tip.
which Gale took, he scooped the
ball from outstretched Oregon
arms in the front court
and dribbled away from the pack
to flick one in at the left. Which
was due signal for an Oregon time
out, a rendition of “OSC. our hats
are off to you,” and a few other
But Merryman was Oregon
State’s one and only threat. The
rest of the lads were just numbers
out there in a pitifully futile at
tempt to puncture a zone defense
which wouldn't give an inch. Hob
by Hobson beat Slats Gill at his
own defensive tactics. The Beavers
checked in with only one field goal
in the entire first half and just
four in the second. If our lads had
hit their free throws or had they
had as many chancecs to hit ’em
as the Staters it would have been
Often basketball of the high
school variety seems a little slow
after you’ve just witnessed a rip
roaring college exhibition. Satur
day night on the boards of Mc
Arthur was a prep ball game
which seemed even faster than var
sity stuff. Certainly it topped a lot
of the college kind in thrills.
The Igloo was still aglow when
your commentator pulled in from
Corvallis the other night, and there
was nothing to do but see the last
of the B league tournament.
Huskies Tip Vandals, Tie Oregon for Conference Top
Last OSC Tilt
Mentor Hobson's First
Plaee Hoopmen Open
Drill for Campaign’s
Final Home Game
Jubilant over their 33 to 26 lac
ing handed Oregon State at Cor
vallis last Saturday, Oregon's
Webfoot basketball team will set
tle down today primed to make it
four in a row over the Staters.
Oregon State's Beaver hoopmen
will come to Eugene Friday for a
final chance to down the Ducks.
It will be Oregon’s final home
game of the regular northern divi
One of the main features of Sat
urday's “civil war” fray in Cor
vallis was a battle of defenses.
Coach Howard Hobson out master
minded Oregon State's wily Slats
Gill by countering a zone defense
against a zone.
Coach Hobson's crew compiled
by throwing a truly strong defense
against the Orangemen, holding
them to but five field goals. Mean
while Oregon filtered through the
Beaver zone for a total of 16
It was truly an eight man per
formance, however. Laddie Gale
went in at center after Slim Win
termute had been forced out on
fouls and contributed three field
goals and three free throws for
nine points. Bill Courtney was a
big help in the defensive wall, and
the afore-mentioned. Purdy left
little doubt as to his shooting eye.
Oregon (33) FG FT TP
Silver, f . 12 4
Lewis, f . 2 3 7
Wintermute, c . 2 0 4
Gale, c . 3 3 9
Anet, g . 113
Johansen, g . 0 0 0
Purdy, g . 3 0 6
Courtney, g . 0 0 0
Totals . 12 9 33
Oregon State (26) FG
Tuttle, f .I... 2
Merryman, f . 2
Vanelli, f . 0
Ccnkling, c . 0
Rissmen, c . 0
Lyman, g . 0
Kolberg, g . 0
Harris, g . 0
Kebbe, g . 1
Totals . 5 16 26
Halftime score: Oregon 15; OSC
Personal fouls: Silver 2, Lewis 3,
Wintermute 4, Gale 3, Anet 4,
Purdy, Tuttle, Merryman 3, Conk
ling, Kolberg 4. Harris 4.
Free throws missed: Silver,
Lewis, Anet 2, Merryman, Lyman,
Kolberg 2, Kebbe.
Referee: Buckley, Spokane; Um
pire: Heniges, Portland.
Crammed into those two overtimes
of the Colmrg-Thurston mix was
aetion enough for ball games, ball
games, and more ball games. Co
burg’s underdog lads won the
thing, hut the seeond largest
crowd to watch anything in the
Igloo this season had a chance to
issife millions of howls, screams,
and shrieks before the fight was
Cripples . . . The colored gals
tonight at the old pavilion . . .
Versus the Signal Oil men . . .
These gals are used to beating
men, and publicity descriptions of
them are thoroughly convincing of
their ability . . . Helen (Stream
line) Smith, billed as the tallest
girl in the world at the Century of
Frogress, has scored 1,750 points
in 75 games this year, says afore
mentioned publicity . . . They'll be
something different, anyway . . .
The frosh-rook game originally
scheduled for the Igloo on Friday
of this week has been moved to j
Saturday . . . Naturally, the var
sities are playing Saturday . . .
Jim Cadenasso, the new name in
Prink Callison’s football turnout,
transferred this term from Comp
ton junior college.
DON'T COUNT ON
FISHERMEN’S LUCK . .
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Feminine Brotvn Bomber
Kate Bard, former national champion sprinter, is a forward on the
traveling Koamer Girls’ baskeball team which plays Signal Oil mascu
line hoopmen at the Igloo tonight.
Omegas Take Volleyball
Tussle From Plii Psis;
The Beta Theta Pi volley ball
team continued its rampage by
running through the Phi Sig team
in two straight games, 15-6, 15-1,
to win their fourth straight game.
The Phi Sigs had previously been
After winning the first game
fairly easily, the Betas led by Wil
son Siegmund, opened up and ran
through the second game in quick
order. The Phi Sigs were way off
form compared with their previous
Frank Hitchcock showed up well
for the losers.
In the best game of the after
noon, Omega Hall beat out the
Phi Psis in the odd game, 15-7,
and' took two out of three games.
They split the first two games
with Omega Hall winning the first
15-12 and losing the second 15-9.
The Hall boys started the game
with only four men and eked out a
close decision. They added a player
in the second game and the Phi
Psis won going away, but Omega
Hall came back in the third game
to win the series, in a game closer
than the score indicated. The ser
ies was featured by hard rallies
by both teams.
Bob Kidder of Omega Hall was
the outstanding player on the
court with Ed Stanton and Fred
Carlson starring for the Phi Psis.
The Theta Chis won their first
game in their league at the ex
pense of the Kappa Sigs but it
took three games to do it. It was
the Kappa Sig's fourth straight
After dropping the first game
15-7, the smaller Theta Chis
fought back to take the next two
games, 15-6 and 15-9.
McKenzie looked good for the
winners with Terjeson and Rob
ertson starring for the losers.
Led by tall Ed Wheelock, the
Sigma Chis took two straight
games from the Fijis 15-3 and lo
ll, to continue undefeated.
Setting them up for the 6 foot
8 inch Wheelock, the Sigma Chis
ran through the first game, but
received unexpected trouble in the
Roamer Girls Play
Signal Oil Tonight
Touring Basketball Team
From East Appears at
The Roamer Girls, traveling bas
ketball team composed of colored,
girls, will meet Signal Oil of the,.
Eugene city league at McArthur;
court tonight. Snappy Service of
the city commercial league will
tangle with the Santa Clara Red
Lions in a preliminary, starting at
7 o’clock. The Roamer Girls’ game
will probably begin about 8:15.
The Roamer Girls, who have
been a sensation in the East for
years, play men’s rule and have
been successful in games against
strong teams all over the country.
The Roamer Girls are led by Helen
(Streamline) Smith, a 6 foot-8
inch center. She comes from Le
Moyne college in Memphis, Tenn
Other stars on the team are
Helen (Midge) Davis, former New
York university student who was
once a member of the Philadelphia
Tribune national colored champ
ionship team. Louise (Dickey)
Hill, billed as a long shot artist,
comes from the same outfit and
is a graduate of Morgan college in
Kate Bard, former national
champion sprinter, is another lead
ing player on the squad. Others
are Naomi (Stickey) Stokes, all
around athlete from Western col
lege, and Geraldine (Jerry) Jones,
ballyhooed as one of the best shots
in the nation.
Roy Northam’s Signal Oilers are
a leading city league team here.
The Oilers are one of the standout
independent combinations in the
second game, finally edging out
the deciding points, 15-11.
Bill Campbell and Dick Kriesien
looked good for the Fijis.
The SPEs soundly trounced a
hapless Canard Hall sextet in two
straight games, 15-3 and 15-2, to
advance a step farther in their
Lindgren of the SPEs and Laud
erback for the Canard Hall were
the outstanding players.
The game between the Delta Up
silon squad and Zeta Hall was
postponed until a later date.
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With 23 Matches
Flashy Tussles Feature
First Round Matches
Of Annual Intramural
Event; Few Decisions
By CHUCK VAN SCOYOC
Plenty of fast action was afford
ed wrestling fans at the new men's
gym yesterday, as the first round
of the intramural wrestling tourna
ment got under way. Twenty
three bouts were completed during
the day’s session.
Beta Theta Pi dominated the
team standings by winning four
out of six matches. The Kappa
Sigs, defending champions, broke
even for the day, splitting a four
match series. Phi Delta Theta had
the largest representation but
came out on the short end of
things, losing four out of seven
The day's most spectacular
event was when A1 Conger, SAE in
the 145-lb. class, threw Verdi
Sederstrom, Sigma Chi, in the
amazing time of 25 seconds. The
feat was performed with a well
executed body press. Conger had
just completed 18 holes of golf
before entering the ring.
A surprise was registered when
it was discovered that Del Bjork,
defending heavyweight champion,
had failed to sign for competition.
Four weight classes were included
in the days’ events. They were the
135, 145, 155, an 165 pound classes.
135-lb. class: Jess Lacklen, Phi
Delt, won from Herb Erhsam,
ATO, by a fall; time: 1:30. Paul
Jackson, Phi Delt, won by decision
from Stan Carlson, Yeoman; time:
145-pound class: A1 Conger,
SAE, won from Verdi Sederstrom,
Sigma Chi, by a fall; time: .25.
James Perkins, Kappa Sigma, won
from Keith Ooetting, Yeoman, by
a fall; titne: 2:19.
John Valleau, Gamma Hall, won
from Joe Green, Sigma Hall, by
two straight falls; time: first fall,
1:50, second, 1:50.
Harvey Fall, Kappa Sigma, won
from Bill Cummings, Phi Delt, by
a decision in two two-minute per
iods. Fall gained a fall in the first
period in 1:18.
Dick Hutchinson, Fiji, won from
Gordon Benson, Phi Delt, by a
decision; time: 6:00. Frances
Nickleson, Phi Delt, won from
Wendell Wyatt, Beta, by a fall;
155-pound class: Stan Kunzman,
Kappa Sig, defaulted to Leland
Terry, Fiji. George Spies, Inde
pendent, won from Pat Cassidy,
Theta Chi, by a fall; time: 5:33.
John Caldwell, SAE, won from Bill
Harrow, Beta, by a timo decision;
time: 5:20. Leland Terry, Fiji, won
from Howard Sehon, SAE, by a
fall; time: 1:20.
Dick Wintermutc, Beta, won
from Bob Morse, Kappa Sigma, by
a fall; time: 1:12. George Spies,
independent, won from W. J.
Wood, Gamma, by a fall; time:
4:38. (second round.) Jerry Kest
ly, Beta, won from John Caldwell,
SAE, by a fall; time: 2:34. (sec
ond round.) Dick Wintermutc,
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nay L,eonaru, former forward
ace at Commerce high in Portland,
played for Gonzaga against the
Webfoots here last night.
Work on Zone Defense
Ant! Offense Take Up
John Warren’s deflated duck
lings resumed their training grind
last night, attempting to work
some of the defects made apparent
by their 41 to 34 defeat at the
hands of a smart playing Oregon
State rook squad.
Practice this week is being de
voted to work on the zone defense.
Warren intends to make his men
familiar both with the use of the
zone defensively and penetrating
of it offensively.
Last Friday night the rooks
used the zone to very good advan
tage and the duckling's failure to
solve the defense proved to be
their margin of defeat. The duck
ling's fast breaking offense was
stopped dead when the rooks form
ed the zone.
The frosh and rooks tangle again
this weekend and this will be the
fourth and last game of the scries.
The frosh hold two victories and
the rooks one. Warren wi)l also
work his men on the handling of
the ball, passing, shooting, and
dribbling. The poor ball handling
in the game Friday night, espec
ially in the first half, was greatly
responsible for the large lead the
rooks were able to build up.
To date the freshmen have won
10 out of 13 contests. Their de
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Gale, f .
•Johansen, f ....
Jewell, c .
Purdy, g .
Lewis, g .
Leonard, f .
K. Anderson, f
Selgle, e .
Haug, g .
V'andle, g .
Stroyen, f .
FG FT PF TP
22 14 7 58
FG FT PF TP
2 2 3 6
Totals . 9 4 14 22
Officials: Ralph Coleman, re
feree; Stan Summers, umpire.
Broncos Triumph in Two
Overtimes to Capture
Lane B League Title
Coburg high school's fighting
Broncos upset the dope bucket and
took the Lane county B league
championship with a 27-to-26 win
over Thurston, in two overtime
periods at the Igloo Saturday
More than four thousand fans
screamed as first one team and
then the other nosed ahead in the
prep thriller. It was 22-to-22 at
the end of the regular playing
time, after Coburg had tied a four
point Thurston lead in the last
minutes of play.
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feats have been at the hands of
Wcndling, Union Oil and the rooks.
All the members of tfie squad
came through the Friday game in
good condition. -obi
See-Saw Contest Taken
By Huskies in Final
2 Minutes; Loverich
Cans Deciding Shots
OREGON . 9 4 .693
Washington . 9 4 .692
Washington State . 8 5 .615
Oregon State. S 8 .213
Idaho . 2 9 .182
Game tonight — Washington
vs. Idaho at Moscow.
Forrest Twogood’s apple-cart
tipping Idaho Vandals almost did
it again last night, but a desper
ate last minute spurt on the part
of Hec Edmondson's Washington
Huskies gave them a narrow 36
to-31 victory in a northern con
ference game played on the Idaho
The victory puts the Huskies”in
| a tie for first place in the confer
ence standings with Hobby Hob
son's galloping Ducks.
After a hard-fought first half
the fighters from Idaho held a 17
to-14 advantage. A few minutes
after the second canto opened the
score was tied at 19 all.
From this point on the game
developed into a see-saw battle
with each team holding a moment
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