i THE Firing Line By PAT FRIZZELL. All roads lead to Seattle this weekend, and the ears of all who don't take to the road will take to the radio. Our Webfoots shove off at 12:10 today, and they'll be head ing toward the greatest series an Oregon basketball team has en gaged in for a decade. Every student on this campus should be solidly behind Hobby Hobson and his fighting lads. Both V games will be broadcast over KORE and it's a 33-to-l bet that most of the dials in Eugene will be tuned to one spot. The lads CAN beat Washington. They've done it before and there’s every reason to hope. It’s been ten years since Oregon nabbed a northern division crown. In the same time the Huskies have won seven. It’s our turn. It's just a Jiunch, but here's a prophecy that Hobby and Anet, Wintermute, Lewis, Johansen, Silver, Gale, and the rest of cur fighting gang WILL do it. On all sides they’re telling- us that the tip-off in basketball is doomed. A thousand gleeful voices are rallying to defeat it and they Y proclaim in raucous tone that it ' will be voted out by the rule mak ers this very season. Probably so. Maybe it’s on the way out for good. But where there’s life there’s hope that the “pause that refreshes,” or, more aptly, the pause that emphasizes the dramatic moments of the grand old game, will not be elim inated. » s * Down in the southern division they go for no-tip basketball. They like the big scores and the con tinuous action.' Hec Edmundson, a champion FOR the tip in the nor thern division, said when he was here last month that he didn’t see how the tip could survive another season. Last year, he said, it was the opposition of eastern delegates that kept the coaches and rule manufacturers from turning their thumbs down on it. This year they’ve been trying test games without it back east, heralding a new era and so forth. They’ve used no-tip rules in Caii 4 gBiniiiiiaiiiiiBiiiiiiiiiiaiiBiiininiiniBiiBiig I M-m-m-m 1 P? P H m “ Open til 11 during fin- ■ | als week for your midnite Jj B snacks and mixers. ■ “ UNIVERSITY £ l GROCERY * I Across from Kappa Sigs Jj ”]!l!lll!ini!!:H!l!!H!l!IH!i!liai!l!IHI!!UI!!!inilliaiillif Stanford Quintet Captures Pennant Indians Travel North foi Final Play-off Contest In Three Weeks The 1937 Pacific Coast basket ball campaign will come to a ring ing close this week-end. provid'ec Oregon’s Webfoot’s and the Wash ington Huskies come out of theii series with a crowned champion. Down in California the southerr division championship is definitely settled, although the Friday con tests remain to be played. Stan ford’s rampaging Indians clinched their second consecutive title last Saturday with a hard earned tri umph over the second-place South ern California Trojans. Tentative Dates Set Stanford will come north this season for the usual two out of three game play-off against the as yet uncrowned northern division champions. The Indians may play in Eugene, Seattle, or Pullman, depending up on Friday and Saturday’s import ant contests. Tentative play-off dates are set for March 26, £7, and 28. Oregon's McArthur court will be the scene of the final series pro viding the Ducks are able to twice down Washington. A split with Washington, and two victories by Oregon State over Idaho would send it into a three-way tie. fornia for three seasons. * * * Lots of fans seem to like it, but, somehow, one wonders. The only glimpse of tip-off-less hall we’ve had here this winter was one half of the UCLA game, and that wasn't taste enough to leave much impression one way or another. It seems to this humble com mentator that eliminating the tip would take a lot of color out of the game. After a field goal in a crucial moment, or any moment, spectators need a paiftie to empha size it, digest it, enjoy it. The rush back to center of the players, with the lights glistening on their shining suits and sweating bodies, then the tense second as the centers crouch, the players antici pate, the fans thrill—these things will all be missing without the tip. * * * Also missing when the tip is gone, if such befalls, will be a lot of the last-minute rallies that make so many basketball games indelible memories to all who see them. When a team four points behind in the final minute of play scores a field goal, instead of having an other desperate chance to tie it up, it will be penalized, put on defense, as the team ahead takes the ball out of bounds and keeps it to stall away the time. The short-ender won't have that old fighting chance at the finish. Elimination of the tip-off after free throws has, undoubtedly, speeded up the game and has prob ably helped it. But free throws are, in comparison with field goals, colorless. They count just half as much, and need of emphasizing and dramatizing them is less. Western Thrift Stores TOILETRIES CIGARS REMEDIES Hesson Guard Pine . . . Special Rogriilarly prun'd at $2.50 Special — 98c KA Y WOO DIE PIPES .Drinkless . $3.50 Carburetor..$4.00 Super Grain.$5.00 Frank Medico Pipes $1.00 YelloBole Carburetor Pipes, New assortment received YelloBole Imperial . . YelloBole Regular ... . . . THE DOORWAY TO FINE FOODS , 735 SW Broadway Restaurant — Coffee Shop Portland's popular rendezvous for all college and high school students. On Broadway next to the Orpheum Theater. OPEN ALL NIGHT Phi Delts Win j Double Victory In Volleyball A Team Downs Sammies And BOutfitTrounces Betas; SPEs Dropped By Beta A Team Phi Delta Theta proved its vol leyball prowess when the A and B | teams won games yesterday, and gained berths in the finals to be held tomorrow at 4:00 . The Phi Delt A team encounter ed little difficulty in disposing of the Sammies in straight games, ! 15-3. 15-6. The Sammies were un able to cope with the effective kill ! shots of the Phi Delts, and had considerable difficulty in setting up their plays. Betas Upset SPEs Beta Theta Pi pulled one out of ; the bag when they defeated the I highly touted SPE A team in easily earned games. Scores were 15.11 15-fi Jim Hurd and Vern Moore ac | counted for a good many of the | Beta points with their accurate kill shots. In the opening of the B league semi-finals, the Phi Delts ousted the Betas 15-1, 15-4. The Betas ’ were unable to get going, and faulty set-ups were the main rea^ son for their one-sided losses. SPE B Team Wins In the day's thriller, the SPE B team edged out a close victory over the Pi Kaps, 15-13, 14-16, and 15-13. Neither team had any par ticular advantage, and relied on the breaks to win points. In tomorrow's championship contests, the Phi Delts will face the Betas for the A league crown. Owing to their excellent showing throughout the season, the Phi Delts are favored to cop the title. In the B league final, the Phi Delts will tangle with the SPEs tor the minor league champion ship. Again, the Phi Delts are favored to walk off with the bacon. Eool< forward to ASUO after neon dances for spring term card holders. I Oregon Paddlers Meet OSC Here Return Dual Meeting Slated for Gerlinger Pool; Hurd, Sexton Lead Webfoots Oregon's varsity swimming j team will hold its first dual home ’ meet this Saturday aftrenoon in Gerlinger hall pool when they pad dle against Oregon State's mer men. The Webfoot swimmers hold one victory over the Beavers, gained two weeks ago at Corvallis. Ore gon has never dropped a dual meet this Saturday afternoon in two schools started swimming competition. Hurd Leads Ducks Expected to lead the Ducks is Jim Hurd, undefeated on the coast in the short sprints, who took first places in the 50 and 100 two weeks ago at Corvallis. There is a prob ability that Hurd will also swim in the 220 Saturday. Harold Sexton, veteran 440 man, has been turning in exceptionally fast time in practices this week, and is expected to garner first place in his specialty. Oregon's other entry in the longer distances will likely be Jack Levy, faet moving sophomore. Meyers, Chilton Improve Chuck Reed, veteran breast stroker, Jim Smith, and Len Scroggins are other definite Ore gon entries. Coach Mike Hoyman has not yet named his entire squad. Leading the Beaver contigent is Bob Brownell, expert free-styler, Henry Burns and Art Brugger speedy back-strokers, and Ted Pisch, sophomore sprint man. Order of 0 Votes Swimming Major The Order of the O, in a meet ing at the Phi Delta Theta house, yesterday recommended that swim ming be considered a major sport at the University. The recommen dation was made by a decisive vote, but it will not be official until passed upon by the executive coun cil. The lettermen also decided to meet With Oregon State in a box ing and wrestling smoker either here or at Corvallis next term. George Varoff, Oregon's double world champion pole vaulter, was I voted in as a member. CRAMMING HOURS BEFORE “FINALS” ARE LONG— BUT SO IS OUR SERVICE Anytime during the night or day, you can satisfy your hunger and build up some additional energy to go on studying. Yes! We have a 24 hour service. WHITE P A L A C E " 47 EAST TENTH ST. Gill’s Orangemen Spill Idaho 28-23 Vandals Drop Third Game To OSC in Final Homo Stand After Scrap Slats Gill's traveling Oregon State basketball team downed Idaho at Moscow last night for the second consecutive time, 28 to 23, sinking the lowly Vandals deeper in the northern division cellar. Oregon State held a narrow 14 to-12 lead at half-time, and tri uniped in the final minutes behind the scoring of Elmer Kolberg and Mai Harris mainly through a superior edge from the foul line. Final Week Sale only of Suits and Over coats Ends Sat., March 6 Stock is large and values are excep tional. Clothing prices trend strong ly upward, and you may never again be able to buy high grade suits at such a low price. Note the prices: Values to $30.00 $15.75 Values to $35.00 $19.75 Values to $37.50 $24.75 Better hurry down to DeNeffe’s McDonald Theatre Bldg. Arrangements can be made for ELEMENTARY and ADVANCED CLASSES in GOLF with LEONARD ANDERSON as instructor at the LAURELWOOD GOLF COURSE Classes arranged to meet student schedules. Oluhs furnished for students in the elementary classes. Golf club sets rented for $1.25 per term. Hus stops within 2 blocks of the course. 2700 Columbia St. Phone 41 4 LAURELWOOD GOLF COURSE (’lark Edits Quarterly For Historical Society Robert C. Clark, head of the his tory department, has been appoint ed editor of the Oregon Historical society quarterly as the result of the clause in the appropriation bill for the society requiring that a member of the faculty of this Uni versity be appointed editor. The March issue of the quarter ly will be the first to be edited by 1 Clark. TOM MILITARY Ball IGLOO MARCH 6 SNOW TRAIN! CRESCENT LAKE SUNDAY MARCH 7th $2 ROUNDTRIP Special leaves Rugenc Sunday, March 7th, 7:()() A.M. Returning leaves Crescent Lake 5:30 P.M. Coffee, sandwiches, etc., at popular prices will be available all day while the ear is parked and open for occupancy at ('rose e n 1 Lake. Dining ear will serve breakfast, luncheon and dinner at low cost. 'I iekets for sale by leading business establislnnents. OBSIDIAN SKI CLUB Snow Train Eugene to Crescent Lake Sunday, March 7 Get your new and replacement items at Ward’s CLOTHING: Men’s 32-oz. Melton Ski Pants .$ 4.j)8 u mi Men's 32-oz. Melton Par kas . 4.98 Men’s airplane cloth ski parkas, light tan and navy . 4.50 Men's lightweight air plane cloth ski pants, light tan, and navy, Swiss style, water re pellant . 4.98 Men’s All wool ski caps 1.4!) Boys’ wool ski pants .... 2.98 Men’s Byrd-Cloth ski parka reduced for this week-end. Lightweight hooded jacket with Talon-front—water re pellant—tan or navy Skis & Equipment: Viking Ridge-top hickory skis . 11.95 Eastern maple ridgetop 5.95 Eastern maple flat-top S.95 Control bindings .$3.13 pr Utility bindings .$2.29 pr Other bindings . . $1.49 pr, up Tonkin cane ski poles $1.69 pr Ski packs .$1.50 Ski gloves . 89c pr Belt sacks .29c ea. Ski climbers .89c pr Montgomery Ward 1059 Willamette Telephone 3220 IT’S BUNDLING TIME!!! Tonight, Friday Night and Saturday at 8 p.m. University Theatre Ottilie T urnbull Seybolt, Director presents Pursuit of Happiness America’s Rip-roaringest Revolutionary Romance “A rough and ready comedy of love among the Connecticut Yankees”—Brooks Atkin son (New York 1 imes) ADMISSION PRICES: Thursday opening, all seats re served, 50 cents hriday and Saturday, Reserved .50, General admission, .35. For information Call 3300, University Theater, 1 04 Johnson Hall J.