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By ELBERT HAWKINS
Ever hear of Black Fox Military
academy? It’s a Rood name to re
member. Southern California dom
ination over Oregon in football
may, in part, be traced to that
Black Fox is to southern col
leges, particularly USC, what
Newark, International league
"farm club,” is to the World
Champion New York Yankees.
Why are 18 players out of TJSC’s
squad of 56 at least 22 or more
years of age, their varsity expe
rience averaging only a little of
Claire Kneeland, Eugene busi
ness man, who has lived in Cali
fornia and sent ball players to
Oregon, offers a solution. It’s
mostly Black Fox.
True, larger California schools
have more where-with-all to ac
quire players, and more to pick
from, but that doesn’t explain why
such teams as Southern Califor
nia send teams on the field that
are consistently older, more ma
tured, and more experienced than
Oregon schools pick some foot
ballers out of normal schools or
junior colleges, but they’ve only
got two years of eligibility left
when they come that way. Califor
nia schools pick their athletes ripe
out of high school, send them to
Black Fox academy for seasoning.
Out comes Mr. Prepper from Black
Fox after two years, he enrolls in
Southern California, and still has
three full years of conference eli
* * *
Mr. Kneeland offers Southern
Cal’s end, John Stonebraker, as a
typical case. Stonebraker gradu
ated from Venice high in 1934. In
1937, he played freshman ball for
the Trobabes, USC frosh, anu this
fall is playing his first of varsity
ball. Where was he in 1935 and
1936? At Black Fox.
The Eugene merchant professed
surprise when told that Alex Ata
nasoff was with the 1938 Trojan
squad that played Oregon in Port- ;
land. Atanasoff was seen playing ;
junior college ball in California in
1934. The USC reserve is 24 years
old and is listed with only one
year of varsity experience.
Lon Stiner is quoted as saying
that he has worked with athletes
at Oregon State so green they
didn't know how to line up. How
ard Jones at Southern Cal works
with a squad that is virtually 100
per cent seasoned.
Mr. Kneeland explains that even
before prospective grid stars enter
junior colleges or such institutions
as Black Fox where dozens of
them are farmed—they've gone
through very organized prep train
Instead of going to small 20-man
schools, the lads flock to larger,
more-centralized schools where
they're classified according to age,
weight, and experience into either J
varsity, ''B'' or "G” teams. These
three divisions of each school play!
through complete schedules ol
their own. If a boy shows the
ability, he is promoted.
By the time they're seniors, the
preppers have had supervised ex
perience and are pretty well classi
fied. After going to Black Fox or
a junior college, they're ripe.
That's where the northern schools
come along and capitalize if lady j
luck is generous.
Oregon's frosh coach, Jolin War
ren, or Oregon State Yearling
Mentor Bill McKalip get a goodly
] tort ion of their boys around 18
years of age and have to dwell
Golden Bears Next On Duck Slate
In Rain and Mud
Emmons Reels Off
Gains in Practice
Oregon's Webfoots, cheered by
their first victory in more than a
month, did not allow a cold rain
and muddy field which wet virtual
ly everything else, to dampen their
spirit yesterday as they whipped
through a scrimmage session
against the frosh in preparation
for Saturday’s super-effort against
California’s Golden Bear.
The identical first string which
opened the Idaho game Saturday
did most of the scrimmaging
against Honest John Warren’s
frosh. And in the main, this squad
clicked as it did against Idaho and
threw plenty of mud at Warren’s
Big Frank Emmons was the
spearhead in the varsity attack,
ripping off,long gains through the
frosh line and secondary.
The halfback pair of Bob Smith
and Ted Gebhardt also tore
through the “Bear" team of Ore
gon freshmen, behind hard block
Dennis Donovan, fiery Irish
quarterback, called signals and did
most of the blocking for the ball
While the first team was pulling
the tails of Warren’s “Bears," the
second and third strings were
working in the field house of the
men's gym under the direction of
Line Coach Bill Cole and Back
field Mentor Mike Mikulak.
Realizing that they will be fac
ing tremendous odds when they
tangle with Stub Allison’s Bears
Saturday, the Olivermen have set
tled down to work in a business
like manner which leaves no doubt
of their determination of upending
the plantigrades from the south.
Although the chances of an Ore
gon victory Saturday, according to
football experts, are slim, the Web
foots will be stronger than at any
time since they left for Palo Alto
and New York.
Vic, Jay Recover
Vic Reginato, regular right end
who was hurt in the Fordham
game, is ready for action, and little
Jackrabbit Jay Graybeal, the lad
who sparked Oregon to its first
two wins this year, may be ready.
If Coach Oliver deems the slip
pery halfback okay by Thursday,
the date of departure, Graybeal
will make the Berkeley trip, if not
he will warm his toes by a Eugene
fireside while his mates battle the
mighty, but now defeated, Bears.
Don Mabee, the hip-shifting,
stiff-arming end who gained over
100 yards against Idaho on end
arounds, and Larry Lance, black
haired California sensation, were
at the wingposts in last night’s
drill. Bill Foskett and Elroy Jen
sen were at tackles, and Nello Gio
vanini ami ( eee Walden held down
Ihe guard posts. A1 Samuelson, a
find at center, held sway at the
Barring late changes by Coach
Oliver, this line will be the one
which will be called upon to stop
the power-rushes of California’s
"Big Four," Bill Elmore, Dave An
derson, Vie Bottari, and Louis
mort' upon fundamentals Itcforc
Hit' freshman teams are ready for
Oxer half of Honest John War
ren's Ducklings, '»! out of U, are
IK years of ago or younger. lClev
cii more are only It) yours old.
'll ot this doesn't exactly ex
plain wli\ Oregon hasn't heaten
Southern California since ||)|5 in
football, hut it is a partial solution
ol why more experienced (alitor
nia teams continue to hold ob
' i""s domination over Northwest
* * *
Oregon's northern division bas
ketball champions will p[Hy their
lust game of the season at Mi Ar
thur court on the night of Novem
ber 29 ugainst Portland imiver
•sl,.V . . . it’s an early date for
Howard Hobson's crew, but they're
busy preparing for the eastern in
vasion timing December . . . the
Duck hoopnien play their second
game against isignal Oil, Decem
ber 9. here . . . the Oilers, are
Portland city champs, and usually
boast a host of ex-colicgians .
probable members of their 1928
39 squad are Kx-Webfoots Hill
Couituey and Charlie Patterson.
It's Locomotive Bob Stnith,
now and for good, as far as can
ny Colonel Bill Hayward is con
In just about 10 seconds it
took Smith to run 92 yards
through the Idaho Vandals for
a touchdown, the galloping half
back earned himself a nickname.
But it took nearly 40 years for
Bill Hayward to find a player
who could fittingly wear such a
Way back around the turn of
the century, it was a custom to
give every sporting man a nick
name, according to Hayward. In
1900, Oregon had a coach whom
the boys affectionately called
Kangaroo Pete Karsberg.
A few years later, it was Lo
comotive Smith, up from Cali
fornia, who was the Wcbfoot
boss. One of Locomotive Smith's
proteges, was Dick Smith. This
Smith, Locomotvie Smith, No.
2, later became Oregon's coach.
But that was a long time ago,
and Colonel Bill has waited
many a year to find another
Smith whom he could rightfully
dub “Locomotive.” He believes
he has found him, so now it's
Locomotive Bob Smith.
Pi Kaps, ATOs,
SAEs Remain in
Theta Chi, Hornets,
Sigma Nus Turn in
liy JIMMIE LEONARD
Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Kappa
Psi, and Sigma Alpha Epsilot:
emerged from yesterday’s A elaguc
volleyball tilts with their slates
still unblemished. Sigma Nit, Theta
Chi, and the Hornest dusted ofl
The ATOs swamped the Sigma
Chis, 15 to 1, in the first encounter
but the second game was closet
than the score of 15 to 7 indicated
Phi Kappa Psi played loosely, bul
was still tight eonugh to roll Sig
ma Alpha Mu around, 15 to 4, ani
15 to 7.
The SAE's squad surpassci
Omega hall, 15 to 7, and 15 to 6
Sigma Nu had to split hairs t(
down Delta Upsilon twice, 15 to 11
and 15 to 12.
Tlieta Cliis Win
Theta Chi slipped up on Sigmt
hall and beat the dorm boys twice
in a row, 15 to 9, and 15 to 3
George Pasero’s Hornets barei
their stingers and Sherry Ross hal
fell twice, 15 to 8, and 15 to 12.
ATO: Dunn, Wyman, Miller
Stafford, Anderson, and Zamsky.
Sigma Chi: Smith, Lawry, Peter
Gridley, Potter, and Sederstrom.
Phi Kappa Psi: Collier. Krosehel
Stanton, Stirwalt, Williams, Keller
and Ex-Oregon Staters Earl Conk
ling and Art Hollingsworth . .
Coach Hobby Hobson plans t<
work on fundamentals for the nex
week or two in getting his squai
in shape for their long campaign
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Eight Oregon Harriers
Train for Coming
Hill Mili tary Race
Bill Hayward's Distance Trotters Will Test
Portland Cross Country Course on Friday
Under Meet Conditions
Eight University of Oregon harriers will test the new Hill cross
country course under competitive conditions Friday afternoon at 2
The distance men who will make the trip* to Portland to compete
on the layout which will be the scene of the Pacific coast champion
ships November 23, are Kirman Storli, Don Barker, Jim Schriver,
All boxers and wrestlers are
urged by Jim Dimit, president of
the Mitt and Mat club, to be pres
ent at a meeting in room 71, PE
building at 7:15 this evening.
The club will be reorganized and
schedules will be discussed. Train
ing rules will be straightened out.
Dean Leighton, dean of physical
education, and Herb Colwell, box
ing and wrestling coach, will be
An election of officers from
within the two teams of the club
will be held. A meet with the local
Elks boxers has been slated for
November 30. New faces in the
two teams have been battling to
gain the nod over old names.
Sigma Alpha Mu: Shimsak, Fra
ger, Barr, Herzog, Lakefish, and
SAE: Ellis, Mamie, Belloni,
Ahearn, O'Reilly, Hockley, and
Omega hall: Shimomura, Petri,
Calkins, Mathias, Olmatead, Yoshi
tomi, Robb, and Sti(;n.
Sigma Nu: Clifford, McCormick,
Busey, Van Dusen, Whitman,
Paine, Fulton, and Guiss.
DU: Hillar, Hayward, Zimmer
man, Fischer, Weber, and Sauvala.
Theta Chi: Cooley, Loback, Ack
erman, Seward, Houck, Cushing,
Sigma hall: Green, Raffetto, Mil
ler, Libke, McClain, and Keynan.
1 Horents: Spaugh, Middleburg,
Oilman, Boak, and Fleck.
Sherry Ross hall: Peters, Car
rillo, Kliks, Trask, and Deiz.
Today’s Games—B League
4:00--Betas vs. Sigma Chi, Sig
ma hall vs. Canard club.
4 :40—Sigma Alpha Epsilon vs.
Theta Chi, Alpha Tau Omega vs.
5:20—Phi Kappa Psi vs. Sigma
Phi Epsilon, Phi Sigma Kappa vs.
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Galen Morey, Hugh Simpson, and
Coach Bill Hayward stated yes
terday that it was not yet certain
what competition the boys would
have. According to Hayward, Hill
officials are trying to line up a
triangular practice meet, with Ore
gon, Oregon State, and Portland
University the competing schools.
Purpose of this practice meet is
to provide runners with an oppor
tunity to acquaint themselves with
the paths and pits of the new
The course is two miles long,
and entrants are required to run
Hayward will not be with his
squad Friday, traveling to Berke
ley with the football team, but will
be on hand November 23 to direct
his team’s effort to bring the PCC
title back to Eugene.
The varsity distance men have
been training since the start of
school, and are rapidly rounding
into running condition. Storli, Mit
chell, Tower, and Schriver have al
ready run the Hill course twice.
Leading the Webfoot harriers
so far this year has been Kirman
Storli, northwest champion half
miler last year. Barker, slow to
round into top shape, is expected
by Hayward to give a good account
of himself during the rest of the
Mitchell anti Schriver also seem
to have earned places on the squad,
but the remaining places are open.
Galen Morey and Hugh Simpson,
both freshmen last year, and Ken
Leatherman, a varsity reserve, are
waging a battle for the remaining
Psst! Look Behind, You Guys!
Football of today more and more calls for departure from the
ground game to the more dangerous, quicker aerial lanes. Scenes like
this, with opposing men fighting for the hall, are common. Jerome
Holland, No. 86, of Cornell, and Jack Seidel, No. 21, of Columbia, are
shown missing one in a recent game.
Battle Near Finish
Semi - Final, Final
Round Reached in
Semi-final and final rounds
have been reached in most of the
George Corey will meet B.
Parke in the handball finals. To
gether they reached the finals of
the doubles where they play Koch
Six players remain in the ping
pong title chase as a result of last
week’s play. Clark and Hearn
meet in one match, the winner
playing J. McCliment. T. Barrett
plays I. Morris, the winner meets
Boroughs in the semis.
Endicott and Wilson will play
for a finalist’s berth against the
Weiner-Madern winner in the ten
nis singles. In the doubles, Silver
wood and McEachern take on Nel
son and Ready in one half. Weiner
and Alden come up against DePit
tard and Blanchard in the other
George Pasero and Earl Fort
miller clash in the remaining semi
finals round of the golf singles.
Larry Quinlin will meet the win
ner in the finals.
EIGHTEEN IN INFIRMARY
Tuesday's infirmary report
shows the following patients listed:
Arvilla Bates, Beverly Shumate,
Lorraine St. Louis, .Eleanor Teet
ers, Mary Yeager, Paulene Shaw,
Audrey Hammond, Mary Graham,
Ellenore Caverhill, Jean McCollum,
Pat Vandeneynde, Robert Stafford,
Anthony Knapp, Theodore Sievers,
Alvin Gray, Ned Linden, Robert
Keen, and Thomas Shea.
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Armistice Day Tilt
Is Scheduled for
Honest John Warren's freshman
ootball team scrimmaged with
he varsity last night in prepara
,icn for their final tilt with the
Oregon State rooks Friday after
loon at 2:30.
The Armistice day clash will be
he last game of the season for
:he Duckling crew to break into
.he winning column after being
leld winless in their last three
The frosh had a hard time stop
)ing the varsity’s offensive last
light as Ted Gebhardt, right half,
ind Frank Emmons, fullback,
-ipped long gains through their
Duane Anderson, 170 - pound
juarterback, may get the call to
start at the governing position. He
las turned in outstanding per
’ormances in practices this week. '“f
Len Surles of Bend is the new
regular left tackle and will proba
bly start the game against the
rcoks Friday. Surles has replaced
Ed Moshofsk'y who was injured in
practice early this week.
Kooks Get Chance
If the rooks do win the final
game they will have taken their
first series in several years. The
frosh romped home with two
games last year, the third being
Warren’s frosh will have to stop
a quartet of backfield men com
posed of Jim Busch, 211-pound
fullback from Silverton, Don Dur
den, 160-pound right half, George
Peters, 190-pound lad from Ven
tura, California, at left half, and
John Carlson, 200-paunder from
In the line the rooks have John
ny Leovich, 190-pound left end, 1
their outstanding pass catcher as ^
well as field goal kicker.
The Duckling eleven will have
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[MAN OF THE WEEK
The man of the week
tor his outstanding per
formance in Saturday's
football game with Idaho.
Bob. running 92 yards to
a touchdown, established
a new record for Hayward
field, and a great 'thrill
for the spectators.
We hope you'll accept
as a token ol our appre
ciation a pair of genuine
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