Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 22, 1938, Page Two, Image 2

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Tex Oliver Saturday inherited a
tradition that has withstood the
assault of time—that of Oregon
football teams ALWAYS rising to
heights against Washington.
Whether the partieular Huskies
are champs or chumps, it matters
It’s a tradition which has de
fied even the change of coaches
and systems. From 1928 through
1933 there was a jinx when Wash
ington couldn’t even score. Since
then the jinx fell and the tradition
even grew shaky.
But when Oregon’s unpredict
able W'ebfoots rose to heights in
Multnomah stadium Saturday on
the toe of Jimmy Nicholson to
beat Washington—a team which
had outplayed the 31 to 7 conquer
or of Oregon the week before—
there was little doubt of its exist
ence. From ’28 through ’33 the
scoreless jinx kept warm under
three different coaches, John J.
McEwan, Dock Spears, and Prink
Callison. Now after four years,
during which Oregon won only one
game, it looks like Smiling Tex
r has come along to start a spell
of his own.
Psychology and a lot of dam
good football—beat Washington
Saturday. Call it just an extra
little twist to the “Oliver Twist.”
The Webfoots went into that game
rested, and feeling that the heav
ens wouldn’t fall if they lost. On
Wednesday of last week, usually a
day for pre-game preparations,
they had a complete rest.
Injuries meant little. They were
destined to win anyway. Nello
Giovanini, regular guard, was out
after only three minutes. Jay
Graybeal, Tex’s trump card, played
less than that. Elroy Jensen, regu
lar tackle was on the shelf. So
■ was Guard Mel Passolt. And
Blocking Quarterback Hank Nil
• sen wasn’t in perfect shape.
Take a peek at the list of so
called reserves, or men1 who have
n’t been starters all season, re
member what they did, and you’ve
got a clue to Oregon’s "surprise.”
There was husky Jim Stuart who
so ably relieved Elroy Jensen at
tackle. Witness the great play of
Guard Ernie Robertson, who took
'over after Giovanini was hurt.
• Don't forget the steady play of
*Cece Walden, regular guard, either.
• “Irish Denny” Donovan, took
over at blocking quarterback, anil
„played great football all the way,
■ directing Oregon's offense. Cen
,ter “Cat” Cadenasso found himself
and was a bearcat for pouncing
• on fumbles and passes. The 200
• pound junior overcame his bugaboo
■of bad passes to the backfield, di
"recting them all.
*■ Then there were Oregon’s ends
••—Reginato, Lance, Ycrby, and L.
, Robertson who rushed Washing
ton passers so savagely their aerial
.attempts, nine out of ten, were
“covered like a blanket by Web
-foot backs. That feature of Ore
"gon's defense, which was riddled
• by Grenny Lansdell of USC and
'several others, became a bulwark,
■yielding one little completion of
.one yard. Oregon's line kept its
"defensive average below the allot
-ment of 100 yards per game. It
was GO full minutes of steady foot
ball that kept Washington from
. getting any closer than the 43-yard
- Ted Gebhardt was praised by
"Phelan as instrumental in Oregon's
win. Jimmy Nicholson, Frank Em
.. mons, and Marsh Stenstrom also
• received plaudits. So did Tackle
. Bill Foskett. Just call it a 21-man
“performance, for that's how many
Oregons played.
The Ducks have now whipped
Washington State, l ('DA, Idaho,
and Washington so their season
-is rigid now a credit to Te\ Oli
"\er. Bui at present the Wcldoots
aren't thinking ahold what's he
^iiind them. That can come later.
• l.ast night llicy dismissed thoughts
>f the happy Washington ei conn
ter and went to work. They play
'Oregon State Saturday.
— Progress of hoth Oregon and
Washington was well followed
Saturday . . . Bon Stiner, dim Div
on, and Hal Moe, Oregon state's
Lraiu-busters, all eyed and dla
•grammed Oregon’s progress . . .
1.Babe Mollingbcry and Buell Bailey,
“whoso Washington Slaters play
.Washington in a traditional game
at Seattle a week from Saturday.
..analyzed the Huskies . . . Bala*
used the eye glasses and watched
-Washington, while Buck, who has
seen Oregon at least die times
. this season, diagrammed the plays
_ oil paper as Babe described them.
" Here are a few others who got
bird’s-eye views of the game from
Oregon Shocks Gridiron World With Shutout Victory
Washington Victimized in 1
Stunning Gridiron Upset
By Much-Alive Webfoots
By the narrow margin of a field goal, Oregon's battered but batter
ing Webfoots humbled the mighty University of Washington Husky on
Multnomah stadium field Saturday in as stunning an upset as the
Pacific slope has seen this fall.
The score was only 3 to 0, but it was not so much the score as the
manner in which the Webfoots played that astonished 20,000 fans who
witnessed the spectacle.
Those Huskies were the same
Washingtonians who last week
dumped the mighty Southern Cali
fornia Trojans from the top of the
coast standings by a 7 to 6 score.
They were the same tough Hus
kies whom opponents have feared
and respected.
But one thing was certain, the
boys in green weren't the same
Webfoots who had been beaten in
four of their last five starts. They
were a fiercely driving, hard block
ing, and a vicious tackling aggre
gation of men in green who yielded
not an inch during the opening
minutes of the game, and who
were pushing the huge Huskies
around at its close.
Punting Duel
The first period saw Ted Geb
hardt, Oregon’s triple-threat half
back, and Jimmy Johnston of the
Huskies tangle in a punting duel
that was a toss up.
But in the second period, Coach
Oliver sent in Jimmy Nicholson
and a pair of hard-blocking, fresh
ends, John Yerby and Bud Robert
son, and the Webfoots began to
spark. Nicholson faded back from
his own 22, and fired a diagonal
pass to Quarterback Dennis Dono
van Who was camping all by him
self on the Oregon 42. Donovan
galloped another 14 yards to the
Washington 44.
The Ducks reached the four.
But only a half minute remained
before the end of the half, and
the question was whether or not
Oregon wold have time to place
the ball back of the end zone.
Coach Oliver rushed Hank Nil
sen into the ball game with in
structions, and the tow-headed Vik
ing from AstQria called for a pass,
Nicholson throwing. The pass, in
tended for Yerby, hit its mark, but
Jimmy Johnston of the Huskies
was Johnny-on-the-spot, and was
there to spoil the effect.
Calls Place Kick
No sooner had the play ended
than in came Quarterback Chet
Haliski to take Nilsen's plays.
Haliski talked in the huddle, and
then the big green team lined up.
It was a place-kick formation,
Smith holding, Nicholson kicking.
The pass from center was per
fect, Smith placed the ball on the
strip of tape taken off the back
of the goalposts and lined in front
of Nicholson. The stocky Salem
boy kicked and the ball sailed be
tween the uprights for an Oregon
coach lex Oliver had no great
individual stars on the field. Ra
ther he had 11 stars out there at
once. Three of the regulars, Jimmy
Cadenasso, Guard Cece Walden,
and Tackle Jim Stuart played GO
minutes of sterling football. Ends
Larry Lance and Y'ic Reginato and
Tackle Bill Foskett were tough
men to handle In the line. The
whole backfield was consistent in
its pass defense anil defensive
But it ^remained for the subs to
come through for Coach Oliver.
End John Yerby played his best
game in a month. End Bud Robert
son wtts credited with the most
vicious tackle ol the day when b^
up-ended Chuck Bechtol of the
Huskies, and Ernie Robertson,
guard, who took Nello Giovanini's
position when the latter was in
jured in the opening minutes, fired
up the Webfoot defense.
According to a University of
Denver survey, the average coed
wears a size 11 dress.
the press coon . . . Ed Walker,
ticket manager; Paul Washke, in
tramural athletics head, Rohhv
Parke, ev-Webfoot football and
track star, and I rush Coach John
Warren . . . Oregon gained 1 l'i
.Yards from scrimmage as against
t)(i for Washington . . . the Huskies
had four passes ii torcepted . . .
Oliver's crew gained .Vi sards \ ia
the aerial channels . . . standouts
lor Washington were Sophomore
Center Itudv Mucha, who plated
great defensive hall, and Chuck
Newton, veteran blocking quarter
back, who upheld Ills honor ol he
ing tlm greatest blocker Coach
Jim Phelan s.tvs he has ever seen
. . . when Newton tackled the
Ducks thev slaved tackled . . . lie
finally hurt himself by blocking
too viciously.
Canadian Women
Tip Oregon Coeds
On Hockey Field
Touring Vancouver
Club Triumphs 10-0
In Exhibition
On their way to Palo Alto for
the Pacific coast hockey tourna
ment, the Vancouver, British
Columbia, women’s hockey club de
feated University coeds Monday
night, 10 to 0, on Gerlinger field.
All the points were scored in the
first half. The Oregon team,
though less experienced and not as
familiar with team play, held their
opponents scoreless in the last half
until the game was called because
of darkness.
The Canadians' game was
marked by hard drives and excel
lent teamwork. Oregon’s backfield
was good but their forward line
was slow and inadequate.
Tenth Season
The traveling team is a part of
the lower mainland’s women’s
grass hockey association. This is
their tenth season of play. The
group is composed of students,
business girls, and teachers, all of
whom are members of the so-called
“ex-high school’’ teams. Their
play starts in September and con
tinues through March. Games are
played on Saturdays, usually with
one of the other two British Co
lumbia team or an occasional tour
ing team.
Catherine Horn, tall, blonde
Canadian captain, is a physical
education instructor and played
and taught hockey in England for
several years.
One Student Plays
Betty Muir, the only student
member on the present team, at
tends Itie University of British
Columbia. She was impressed by
the University campus. Their cam
pus, she says, lias few building's
and no dormitories or sororities.
There are a few fraternity houses
(Please him to puje three)
UO Glovemen Eye
Bertlis for Elk Bout
Whitfield, Ferris,
Woods Considered
Good Material
This afternoon in the physical
education building, frosh and var
sity glove tossers will battle for
tlie right to engage the local Elks
fighters in a match on November
Around Bob Whitfield. 159-pound
acting boxing coach, Gale Kerris,
Kill-pound captain of the Mitt and
Mat club, and John Woods, im
pound sophomore, Herb Colwell,
boxing and wrestling mentor, will
base lus hopes of a championship
Among the varsity sluggers,
hefty Buss lnskeop, Jim Bailey,
and Bob Boyd fill in the heavy
weight berth. Jack Bruit is slated
to make the 179-pound class. Cam
Collier and Kerris O'Brien are both
competing with Woods for the H9
spot. Krancis Nicherson, 139
pounder is favored at the light
weight position.
Smallwood, heavyweight; Jim
Manley, 179, John McCarthy, 159,
and Bob Calkins, Martin Schedler,
Herb Anderson, and Karl Zimmer
man. 119, and George Niekachos,
119. complete the frosh squad.
In the bone-crushing section
i I 1 i • ■ Williams, heavyweight;
Hale Peterson, ITS: Harry Spence,
It'S: Myers, Its; Bill Ban tcrback,
Hurt Drake, and Jim Mountain,
138, round out the list of varsity
Dun Mahoney. 178, is the only
standout frosh wrestler.
No wrestling matches will be
scheduled until the beginning of
the winter term.
'Irish Denny' Almost Clutched This One
(Courtesy of the Register-Guard)
Here’s a scene from Saturday’s bitterly fought Oregon-Washington classic which the Webfoots won,
3 ot 0. Dennis Donovan, VVebfoot quarterback, made a desperate effort to catch this pass, but the ball
bounded away from his arms.
Omega and SAE
Advance in 'A'
Donut Vollegball
Canard, Campbell,
Sigma Chi, and Phi
Sigs Win 'B' Tilts
Here's what happened in the
narrowing race for the intramural
championship in volleyball yester
day. Canard club, Phi Sigma "Kap
pa, Campbell coop, and Sigma Chi
were “B” league winners.
Two “A” league games were
played—Omega hall won by forfeit
from Delta Upsilon, and Sigma
Alpha Epsilon defeated Phi Sigma
Kappa to remain undefeated in the
“A” division.
Canard's "B" team had to play
hard to down a struggling SAE
team. Canard won the first game,
15 to 6, dropped the next, 12 to 15,
and came back to annex the third,
15 to 11. Phi Sigma Kappa turned
back Sigma Phi Epsilon, 15 to 6,
and 15 to 7.
Campbells Triumph
It looked bad at the start for
Campbell coop, because they
dropped the first game, 15 to 1, to
Omega hall. In the second game
Campbell got out its winning toma
hawk and scalped the dormiteers,
15 to 10. The cooperators kept
going to take the third—and the
victory—15 to 7.
Sigma Chi trounced Theta Chi
in two straight, 15 to 2, and 15 to
4, to climax the day’s "B" league
In the two “A” league games
SAE's undefeated squad kept their
record clean by knocking out a
win over Phi Sigma Kappa in two
games, 15 to 13, and 15 to 2. Delta
Upsilon defaulted to Omega hall.
SAE "BButler, Jellick, Cardi
nal, Conger, Dossier, Lowe, Heilig,
and Dubois.
Canard “B": Christy, Barrett,
Tichy, Manning, Wyatt, Blankin
ship, and Marsee.
Phi Sigs "B": Plummer, Ander
NEA Picks
Gebhardt on
All-Coast 2nd
Vallejo Ted Gebhardt, Web
foot triple-thrcater, who got an
all-America card of merit early
in the season, becomes No. 1
Oregon footballer to get all-star
rating as time for all-this-and
that teams draws near.
Tex Oliver’s handy man was
chosen second team quarter
back on NEA's all-coast team of
1938, which was announced Sun
day. Tony Knap, Idaho end, wno
was injured in the Oregon game
a couple of weeks ago, and Pres
cott Hutchins, Oregon State’s
stellar guard, were northwest
stars making the first team.
Joe Wendlick and Jim Kissel
burgh, Oregon State end and
fullback, respectively, drew sec
ond team berths with Oregon’s
Ted Gebhardt. NEA's all-coast
first team included: ends—Knap,
Idaho, and Telesmanic, San
Francisco; tackles—Wolff, San
ta Clara, and Zagar, Stanford;
guards—Smith, Southern Cal,
Hutchins, Oregon State; center
—Schiechl, Santa Clara; quar
terback — Landsdell, Southern
Cal; halfbacks—Bottari, Califor
nia, and Hoffman, Southern Cali
fornia; fullback—Anderson, Cal
son, Cougill, Johnson, Thompson,
Swanson, Bromley, and Harmon.
SPE “B”: Gray, Frye, Mitchell,
Matlock, Fourier, Kalina, Hutchins,
and Reynolds.
Campbell coop ’‘B”: Brubaker,
Bell, Chandler, Barker, Lee, Green,
Rolfe, and Shedler.
Omega hall “B”: Seifert, Kurtz,
Anderson, Nickachos, Sherman,
Jandral, and Duckwall.
Theta Chi “B": Heustis, White,
Lorence, Anderson. Me Burney,
Auld, Bryant, and Shellenberger.
Sigma Chi “B": Thompson,
Bradshaw, Hanson, Parsons, Lee,
Hamilton, H a n e n, Surles, and
SAE “A”: Marney, Belloni, O’
Reilly, Hockley, Ellis, Lowell, Lu
kowski, and Hearn.
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“Beat that
r Beaver”
Friday Night, Nov. 25
Stair" Show and Rally start at
11 |>. in. followed by regular
screen program.
(let tickets from Rally
t'oiumittee members or
li o n s e representati\ es.
Six Hamers
Enter Hill Race
In Portland
Webfoot Team Will
Run Against Coast
With two months of intensive
training behind them, six Univer
sity of Oregon harriers, accompan
ied by Coach Bill Hayward and
Trainer Bob Parke, will leave this
afternoon for Portland where they
will enter the Pacific coast inter
collegiate cross-country champion
ships tomorrow.
The six Webfoot distance men
are Kirman Storli, Don Barker,
Jim Schriver, Bob Mitchell, Galen
Morey, anti Don Tower.
Nine northwest colleges — Ore
gon, Oregon State, Washington,
Idaho, Portland, Willamette, Lin
field, British Columbia, and Paci
fic—have sent in their entries for
the race which will be run over
the Rocky Butte course at Hill
Military academy in Portland.
Preppers Hun Too
The intercollegiate race will be
first away in the day's running
program, starting at 2:30. An hour
later, the high school champion
ships will be decided over the same
Jimmy Richardson, Multnomah
stadium manager, will be starter.
The college runners will race four
miles, touring the up-hill, down-hill
two-mile course twice.
Kirman Storli, long-winded half
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FELLOWS . . . Bring your car to
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13th and Willamette for A-l
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PAIR OF GOLD-rimmed glasses
Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 16.
between library anil 20th and
rotter. Reward. Call Emerald
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PASSENGERS to share expenses
to Bend and Burns for Thanks
Q'ivt"o- pV>f>»io 14o vHon 1 •)_ T
Trojans and Bears
Eye Rose Bowl Bid
Coast Conference Standings
California .
Southern California
Oregon State .
Oregon .
Washington .
Stanford .
Washington State ...
W. L. Pet. Pts. Opp
6 1 .857 107 37
Thanksgiving day will be a historic day for California and Southern
Cal. It is then that the turkey will arrive for one of them. i Should
Southern Cal lose its game with UCLA, the Golden Bears will gnaw at
the drumstick and) break the wish bone hoping for their second suc
cessive win in the Rose Bowl. However, a win for the Trojans will
give them the opportunity to grasp |
at the oth«r drumstick and wait for
the committee to decide if they
will get the wishbone also.
The major upset of Saturday’s
classics was the inspired victory
gained by Oregon over Washing
ton. The underdog Webfoot met
the Huskies in their thirty-third
traditional encounter.
Before the final results were
tabulated, Oregon and Washington
each held fourteen victories with
four games ending in a tie. But
the 3-0 win by the Webfoots gave
them the deciding edge in their
meetings. Not only did Oregon
gain this distinction, but they also
toppled the Huskies into fifth posi
Striving desperately for that
New Year’s day bid, the Califor
nia Bears vanquished the Stanford
Indians to the tune of 6-0. They
boosted themselves up to the initial
position and now hold the lead by
a single victory. Stanford’s steady
decline continued and they now
hold the notch above the last-place
Washington Cougars.
The Berkeley club will warm the
bench Saturday, as they wait for
the outcome of the USC-UCLA
encounter. There are only four
remaining games in the coast con
ference schedule. However, the
Trojan-Uclan clash will be the
most important. The other games
which shall conclude the dizziest
season in loop history, will be the
annual meetings of Oregon and
Oregon State, and that of Wash
ington and Washington State. The
Dartmouth Indians invade the
town of Palo Alto to match plays
with Stanford, while the Oregon
State-UCLA clash on December 10
will wind up the season.
Women's volleyball finals will
he played tonight at 5 o’clock
with Susan Campbell hall
matched against Kappa»Kappa
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