Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, August 25, 1937, Page Four, Image 4

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    Chief Amato and His Bucks
There will he plenty of young warriors in the Duck raiding
party which Captain Tony Amato will lead onto coast conference
gridirons this fall, as the pictures above indicate. From left to
rigid, top row, are high-kleldng Arlcigh Bentley, junior hack with
one year of varsity seasoning; Vic Iteginato, who last year teamed
with Larry Lance, next in line, to fill the end positions oil a north
west champion freshman eleven; Larry Lance; Henry Nilsen, last
year a dependable varsity end who (his year will perform in the
hackfield, a iunior; Bill Foskett, junior, regular tackle last year;
high-stepping Boh Smith, sophomore right-half, a southpaw
passer; and, below; Captain Tony Amato, senior guard; Frank
Kmmons, sophomore hackfield prospect, and Kllroy Jensen, last
year a bulwark of the frosh line who will probably get a starting
berth at one of the tackle posts left vacant by the loss of Captain
Del Bjork and Kenyon Skinner from last year's eleven.
“NKWT” SMITH, I'roji.
1 he Popular
Place) on the
Campus to
Assure Yourself of
U. of O. Styles
(plus quality and fair price)
by waiting to purchase the
nationally-known merchandise
exclusively offered at
Paul D. Green s
Oldest established men's elothicr in Kuj;cne
OVER.. .
Nunn Bush
Fashion Park
Van Husen
Sox —
Paul D. Green’s
837 Willamette Street
Soph-Sparked Ducks to Boot
’lick-0ff Against UCLA
"Reds’ Here Oct.
I 7 Lrltcrmcii
Plus Srcontl-Yrar Mt*n
Should Mukt* Oregon
Title Threat
A liberal injection of Miphoninre
blood b.v Coach I’rinli Cihison into
the Inivcr.sit.r of >) room's 11)87
vo.'-ity I not bull < j. il loreeust a
rejuvenated Wehl'ool eleven that
■nay prove a colorful, dangerous
I count conference title threat this
Dropped from the first division
of the coast circuit for the first
time last fall, Callisou's 1937 eleven
may bounce right back up again
should the youthful talent on hand
J develop as hoped.
A capable group of 17 returning
lettermen will find stiff competi
tion for their berths from the
wholesale addition of the crack
1936 freshman squad, rated as one
of the finest in Oregon history.
Most of the newcomers will bid for
backfield posts, inadequately filled
last season.
Bull Carriers Young
Mark down- for future reference
the names of Bob Smith, Paul
Howe. Frank Emmons. Jay Gray
beal, Bill Kaeh, Ted Gebluird'..
Steve Anderson, Matt Pavalunas,
and Dennis Donovan, young ball
carriers billed for plenty of action
in their first year in varsity suits.
I They will share backfield duties
j with veterans Jimmy Nicholson,
j Dale Lasselle, Arleigh Bentley,
Henry Ndsen. Don Kennedy, and
Dave Gammon.
In the line Caltison has top
notch performers returning in Vera
Moore and Denny Breaid. centers;
Captain Tony Amato. Neilo Gio
vnxtini. Joe Huston, Chan Berry, I
guards; Bill Koskett. Bill Estes.
Chuck Bracher Cliff Morris, tac
kles, anil John Yerby. Lenard Rob
ertson and Lief Jacobsen, ends.
Ha'-ed as outstanding sophomore
linemen are Erling Jacobsen, cen
I ter. Ronnie Husk and Ceee Wald
en. guards; Ellroy Jensen and Russ
Inskeep, tackles, and Larry Lance,
Hod Speetzen and Victor Reginato,
Strong Center Line
Running over prospects by post- j
tn ins. the VVebfoots appear strong
est at center, guards, ends and
both halfback spots. The quarter
back and fullback berths are cer
tain to be stronger than in 1936,
leaving the tackle posts, particular
ly the left, uncertain.
Vernon Moore. 187-pound two
year letterman; Denny Brcaid, two
year reserve, and Erling Jacobsen,
180-pounder from the freshman
ranks, will take care of the center
of the line. Captain Tony Amato
and either Joe Huston or Nello
(iiovanini. all tested veterans, will
fill the guard slots, aided by Chan
Berry, senior letterman, and Ron
Husk. Cece Walden, Arkie Robison,
and Melvin Passolt, sophomores.
And at Tackle—
Three two-year lcttermen, a 1936
reserve, and a sophomore top the
list of tackles. The vets are Bill
Foskett, agile 198-pound junior
due to open at right tackle, and
Chuck Braeher and Bill Estes.
Cliff -Morris, 315, is the reserve,
and the sophomore is Ellroy Jen
•'cm. hard-smashing' 190-pound Eu
gene lad. George Jones, lluss Ins
keep, and Merle Peters are other
leading candidates.
As contrasted to last year, the !
Webfoots are well supplied with
ends, leaving End Coach Dick
Ree 1' chief task the selection of
starters. John Yerby, Lief Jacob- ;
sen and Bud Robertson, all letter
winners in 1936, will be back, but ,
n ust edge out Larry Lance, Victor
Reginato and Rod Speetzen, sopho
mores, to make the first string.
Nilsen to Block
To provide more speed and |
weight at the important blocking
quarterback post, Callison last |
spring shifted Henry Nilsen. erst- j
while sophomore end, to the hack-!
field and the stocky Astorian
seems destined to remain behind
the line. Arleigh Bentley, versatile J
senior who plays anywhere in the
backfield, and Dennis Donovan,
surprise of the 1936 fresh back
field, will back up Nilsen, along
with Ernie Robertson, rapidly-im
proving 1936 holdover.
Callison will draw upon a list of !
ten for his halfback roles. Jimmy 1
Nicholson and Dale Lasselle, lead- 1
mg left halfbacks last year, will
have to show plenty to keep out I
such sophomore tmds as Ja\ Gray-,
Col. Bill, Health
Returned, Fishes,
Will Train Squad
With his “Olympic worries” at
least a year in the offing, Bill
Hayward, grand old man of the
Oregon coaching staff, has spent
the summer flecking the Mc
Kenzie with fishing lures and is
apparently once more in the best
of health.
Recovered from the illness
which handicapped him through
most of spring term in his work
as head track coach, the “Colo
nel” will be on hand once more
this fall to train the football
squad and to construct his fam
ous braces for wrenched and
twisted gridders.
seal, slippery 160-pound jackrab
Dit: Steve Anderson, dashing pass
ng stylist; Matt Pavalunas, stocky
bosh hoop star who turned out for
he first time last spring, and Ted
debhardt, triple threat recruit
rom junior college ranks.
Ambidextrous Smith
At right half Callison counts
leavily upon hard-running Bob
Smith, 180-pound Medford high
product, to fill Bob Braddock's
shoes. Smith, accurate southpaw
massing ace, will be backed by
bon Kennedy, hustling junior let
.erman; Bill Rach (pronounced
ROCK), squad 190-pound sopho
nore sprinter, and Connie Grabb,
L76, sophomore.
Mike Mikulak, Oregon's former
ill-American fullback, points to -i
iair of husky sophomore line
smashers as his initial coaching
rontribution. They are Paul Rowe,
ugged 190-pounder from Victoria,
3.C., who hits like the proverbial
on of bricks, and Frank Emmons,
190-pound ex-prep sprinter from
3eaverton, able to smash the line
nit more of a halfback type. Ar
eigh Bentley, when not quarter
jacking. and Dave Gammon, junior
etterman, will share fullback du
ies with Rowe and Emmons.
Tentative Lineup
A tentative 1937 lineup, based on
i i’.Vjjv tun. .V I'Jjc
I —
iWefofools May Produce
New-Stylc Attack AS ills
Speedy Backfield Men
Now on Squad
A lemon-and-green <011111 posses
sing ail She possibilities for semi
sophomore brilliance will answer
the kick-off whistle against the
University of Southern California
at Los Angeles at the southern
city on Friday, October 24, the
evening before fail’s football war
fare opens on other fronts.
Stanford's Indians will provide
the opposition for the Webfoots’
first game on newly-turfed Hay
ward field when they invade Eu
gene for a “crucial” conference
game on October 2.
Oregon's opponents and specta
tors will meet and see a new type
of football this fall, spring practice
sessions anil the nature of Head
Coach Prinlc Callison's material
Tough Ducks
Last year the Ducks gave every
| team on the conference slate a j
beating on the ground and in the
j line. Possessing an almost im
pregnable defense, the Callison
coached men lack punch near the
goal and had little variety to spice 1
a driving attack.
Working in spring training with j
backfield material many times as
strong as that of last fall because
of “graduations” from a strong
freshman squad, Callison, Gene
Shields, Dick Reed, and Mike
Mikulak mapped a battle plan
which included a deceptive running
and aerial attack to go with the
traditional Oregon power.
Speed, Passing
So a Wcbfoot eleven which scor
ed only seven points in conference
competition (a touchdown and
conversion in holding Stanford to j
a tie) will be out this year with !
speedy, hard-passing backs to aug- 1
ment an always sturdy line and
"shoot the works.”
Apparently the ghost of the tra
ditional Oregon bugaboo, lack of
reserves, has been settled and will t
not walk abroad to torture the
University’s fans and gridders, for
I F’ftfROI I f<T Shorthand
I U^KULl. and Typewriting
I Business College
8 l.iucn.-Vi! by the State of Oregon
I Miner Bitijr., A. K. Roberts, Pres.
■ Phone 666
the 1937 roster is not oniy a talent
ed but a large one. It should prove
equal to the schedule of, in addition
to Stanford and U.C.L.A., Gonzaga.
at Spokane, October 9; U.S.C. at
Los Angeles, October 16; Oregon
State at Eugene (homecoming),
October 23; Washington State at:
Portland, November G; California
at Portland, November 13; Wash
ington at Seattle, November 20;
!i. S. Marines at San Diego, Nov
ember 27; and Arizona at Tucson,
December 4.
For bigger
and better
rn ocr a
o -
O SC | Owwn
j U-je-o
Soma Oara ^xiw«« Pati7 , Or»*<*i
3v East 10th Ave.
“Your University Clothier ’
Telephone 364