Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 16, 1939, Page Three, Image 3

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Co-Sports Editor
Oregon Daily Emerald
Now that football is on the
wane, the time has come to thin!
of other things—of basketball and
Hobby Hobson and those boys
he’s helping along.
Yes sir, less than two weeks re
main before Webfoot hoop fans
trot out for a preview of the 194(]
hoop Oregons—the successors ol
those great ’39 national cham
There's been plenty of specula
tion all fall about the team Coach
Hobson would present to the pub
lic, and there's been plenty of
tear-jerking at the thought of
such boys as Slim Wintermute,
Lauren (Lad) Gale, Bobby Anet,
Bob Hardy, Ford Mullen, and
Wally Johansen on the sidelines.
But right now, my advice (take
it for what you will), is to lay
aside those towels, go out and see
all the boys Coach Hobson is
drilling, and then give the Web
foot mentor a helping hand. He’ll
give you a team, you can bet on
that, and it will be a pretty good
ball club, too.
Prexy Dick Is Back
True, it is hard, if not well
nigh impossible, to replace those
great champions, but doggone it,
Hobby’s got some fair boys out
there, some good-looking trans
fers, and some good cagers from
last year’s club.
For instance, there’s John Dick,
the all-west forward. The big boy
from The Dalles, who can flip
baskets about as easy as he can
flip words around the speaker's
platform, will definitely be the
tall timber nucleus of the club.
Then there’s flashy, husky Matt
Pavalunas, a boy with the actions
of an all-American, Earl Sand
ness, Toivo Piippo, Porky An
drews, Arch Marshik, the mechan
ical-man Ted Sarpola, and Tini
Smith from last year’s club.
Tough Job Ahead
And too, a number of promis
ing, though a bit green, transfers
who should help when Hobby
Hobson has acquainted them with
the fast-break system.
Vic Townsend and Herb Tomp
kins, all-conference boys from
Compton; Hank Anderson, 6-foot,
7-inch center from Eastern Ore
gon normal; Ed McGrath, all-con
ference from San Mateo; Bill Bor
cher, Sacramento jaysee trans
fer; and' Arba Ager, SONS ath
lete; are the boys that may break
into squad positions . . . yes, and
others, too.
It will be no picnic for Coach
Hobson, however. Building a club
from this material is a task that
would make any coach worry. All
the transfers need work and plen
ty of it before they can fit into
the Hobson system, and as for the
varsity men of last year, only
Dick, Sarpola, and Pavalunas have
had experience to speak of.
They’ll Play Ball
Nevertheless, we think Coach
Hobson will have a club that will
fight and win its share of ball
games. It may not win any cham
pionships, but it will give a good
account of itself.
As for the genial Oregon men
tor, too much can’t be said about
him. Last year he established him
self as the best coach in the na
tion . . . after all his team was
the national title-holder.
Coach Hobson, as he opens his
fifth season as head basketbal
coach at Oregon, has an all-tirm
record of 232 victories againsl
only 70 defeats, a percentage o;
.768. His four years at Oregor
show 92 victories and 33 defeats
Hobson entered the coach pro
fession in 1926 after a brillian
athletic career at Oregon. He wa:
captain and all-star choice of botl
the 1925 and 1926 basketball an<
baseball teams.
Makes Basketball Pay
He came to Oregon five year
ago, and immediately began t
lift Oregon basketball. In 1931
his club tied for the northwest ti
tie with Washington State am
Washington ,and in 1938, thos
Webfoots copped the northern di
vision gonfalon, but lost the coas
series to Stanford. Last yeai
Pavalunas, and the rest of tha
crew climaxed a great season b
winning the northwest, coas
western regional, and' nations
What’s more, according to Coi
nell, basketball is on a busines
basis now, and making monej
Three years ago basketball mac
8800, two years ago because c
the Stanford play-offs, the hoc
game netted 53,500, and last yea
the net was $3,600 (this time h
cause of the Cal playoffs). Muc
of the credit for this, too, shou
go to Coach Hobson.
So, it's only fair to Skipp'
Hobson that he should know th
Oliver’s Boys Return
To Scrimmage Following
Drill on Fundamentals
Fundamental football didn’t last very long; around Hayward field,
for no sooner did the boys get started on the basic blocking' and tack£
ing than up comes real scrimmage again yesterday afternoon and last
It was an honest to goodness scrimmage too, for the players were
hitting like they should have last Saturday. That is, some of the time.
Twice Johnny “Buck" Berry went through the entire first string back
field and third string tine tor
On one particular play, Steve,
Anderson, who was playing with
the second team, rifled an arrow
like pass to Hymie Harris, who
caught the ball on the dead run
and ran till he was nearly tackled,
only to lateral the ball to a team
mate. The teammate wasn’t there,
but Berry was and picked up the
ball to scamper the rest of the way
to the goal line.
Goal Line
The next time Johnny ran was
when he first started through his
left tackle, only to cut back across
the right side of the line and g6
right down the field through the
entire team. The run was good for
65 yards in all.
Last night the 12 freshmen grid
iron men that were chosen by Oli
ver to finish the season working
Ping Pong Play
Nears Finals
As 8 Survive
All-Campus Sports
In Last Rounds of
Season's Activity
All-campus tournaments came a
step nearer to completion this
week as play in all sports advanced
toward the final round.
Several close battles were waged
in the ping-pong singles tourna
ment which saw the semifinalists
emerge victorious. The scores are
as follows:
Copenhaver beat Hufford by de
fault; Davis defeated Cutler, 21-10,
21-16; Hatch won from Hawkins,
14-21, 21-13, 21-19, 21-19; Bob Staf
ford beat Jasper 21-10, 21-12,
21-18; Rudolph beat Anderson, 21
18, 13-21, 21-19; Dunn won from
Sanderson 21-19, 21-16; Sherman
defeated Hill, 21-14, 21-16; and
Baker beat Mullin 21-16, 21-17,
In the semifinals: Copenhaver
vs. Davis, Stafford vs. Rudolph,
Dunn vs. Sherman, Hatch vs.
! Baker.
Ping Pong Scores
Bob Rudolph and A1 Shaw eked
1 out a close win over the team of
Anderson and Patton in the semi
! finals of the ping-pong doubles
tournament. Rudolph and Shaw got
off to a slow start and dropped the
first two games, but came on fast
to take the last three matches
j handily. The score was 22-24, 19-21,
21-9, 21-19, 21-13.
Frank Baker and Steve Fouchek
will be the other finalists in the
ping-pong doubles tournament as
a result of their hairbreadth deci
i sion over the team of Martin Cof
fey and Pat Riley. The teams took
I turns winning the first four games
but Baker and Fouchek steadied
j themselves to pull the final game
I out of the fire. The score: 19-21,
I 21-17, 18-21, 21-19, 21-19.
Oregon fans are behind him 100
per cent as he enters a “tough
| stretch of water.’’
Short Shots . . .
i Two boys that really looked
; t good Saturday for Oregon were
i1 Jim Harris and Dick Horne, the
1 Compton boys who play opposite
ends . . . both should be in there
plenty next year . . . Curly A1
; Linn, pitcher of last year's base
> ball champions, is back on the
, campus preparing to go to school
- winter term . . . A1 worked at the
I i Frisco fair until it closed late this
3' fall.
Joe Gordon of Yankee fame was
t i in the press box for a few min
,! utes at Saturday’s game . . . Jack
II Wilson, Portland boy who is a
/: Red Sox pitching ace, was down
,, for the game . . . two frosh base
.1 i ball players overlooked in Fri
day’s story are Bill Hamel, third
- baseman, and Chuck Clifford, first
s j baseman, who starred for Ed
. ward's Furniture powerful club
e ] last summer . . . both are slug
f gers.
p Bobby Anet, who claims he is nc
r, woman's man, and Wally Johan
sen said the Homecoming crowc
h was the biggest they had seer
d here in five years ... For tougt
frosh we nominate Duke Iversor
;riand Dick Ashcom . . . they car
it certainly handle those dukes.
with the varsity didn’t get a
chance to take part in the actual
scrimmage, but Tex promised them
that he would give them a chance
to show their stuff in today’s ses
Anderson Backficld
Working together in the Ander
son backfield were Marsh Sten
strom at full, Berry and Steve at
halves, and Duane Anderson, a
sophomore who has been reserved
by the coaching staff for next
year, at quarter. The line in front
of them was the regulars.
On the other side was the third
string line and the regular back
field, including Chet Haliski, Bob
Smith, Jay Graybeal, and Frank
Emmons. On the line was the third
Dew Makes Hard Going
The lights came on at 5:10 p.m.
for a while, and the players soon
found that the evening dew made
it hard to stay on their feet. The
next game is with the Huskies next
The team will probably leave on
the Wednesday noon train for
Portland and then Seattle. For a
time, a rumor spread that the
squad would fly, but when Anse
Cornell, graduate manager, found
out the price, the airplane was out.
Orides Hand
DGs First Loss
Orides handed the powerful Del
ta Gamma team its first defeat of
the season by an uneven total of
41 to 13 in the next to the last day
of volleyball games this season at
In downing DG, Orides have
assured themselves of its division
title. The independent team re
mains unchallenged along with the
Kappas, Susan I and Alpha. Phi
Susan took Alpha Chi O to the
cleaners 51 to 9 to keep its team
among the leaders. Hendricks
hall’s top ranking team overcame
Alpha Xi Delta 30 to 21.
Today’s outstanding battles will
see Alpha Phi take on the appar
ently indomitable Orides, and
AOPi runs up against the defend
ing champs, Kappas. The other
tiffs are: Gamma Phi vs. Hend
ricks and AOPi vs. Pi Phi.
Phi Psis, Lodge
To Vie Sunday
Phi Kappa Psi will throw a fast,
but heavy team against a light and
fast Chi Psi crew when the two
teams meet this Sunday in their
annual football encounter. Both
teams will boast experience,
weight, and speed. The battle, us
ually a homecoming affair, was
postponed this year because of
inability to get equipment.
Phi Psi’s board of strategy is
planning a mixed attack, while
the Chi Psi brains admit that their
hopes for victory will be based on
a running attack.
Ted McMurren, three year let
terman from West Linn high
school, will spearhead the Phi Psi
offensive in a triple-threat capa
city. McMurren is expected to
make nis presence felt by some
fancy running, passing, and kick
ing. He can also do his share of
Phi Psis Are Heavy
In weight, the Phi Psis will hold
a slight edge. The Phi Psi line will
average 183 pounds. The tackle to
tackle average will be 188. The
Chi Psi line will amble into battle
averaging 170 pounds with a tackle
to tackle average of 185 pounds,
Their fast backfield averages 155
pounds while the Phi Psi backfield
lines up at 154.
Phi Psi Lineups
Possible lineups for the Phi Psis
Russ Rohwer, left end; Ed Jamie
son, left tackle; Marsh Hoffman
left guard; Frank Meldrum, cen
ter; Larry Langstrom, right guard
Harry Stirwalt, right tackle, Her!
Hamer, right end.
Fred Carlson, quarter; Lloyc
Dod, left half; Cam Collier, righ
half; Ted McMurren, full.
From the Chi Psi lodge come:
word that Larry Courtwright, lef
end; A1 Silvernail, left tackle
Tommy Starbuck, left guard, Bin
Senior Wingman
Vic Regina to, best all-around Duck end, plays liis last game under
Oregon colors one week from today against Washington in Seattle.
- ———-- •
'Espa’ Snyder
Fills WAA
Sports Head
Versatility Key to
Energetic Lass'
Wide Success
WAA head of sports, officials’
manager, basketball manager,
physical education majors’ club
president, and hockey manager—
Mildred Snyder has answered to
each of these.
The governing body of WAA
unanimously felt that Mildred had
the best qualifications for this re
sponsible sports position. So they
suspended the constitution in order
that she could continue in her posi
tion. This little brunette livewire
has changed her major to psychol
More Balanced Course
‘‘That way I can get a more bal
anced course as background to my
study of physiotherapy,” Mildred
explained. ‘‘Too much time was
being spent on teaching techniques,
whereas I will need the technical
and background courses in my
work with heat and hydro treat
Mildred is not ‘‘all business.” Not
being able to locate her busying
around Gerlinger or Condon, I gave
up and decided to relax, and there
she was relaxing herself with a
coke in one hand. The clever hair
do her roomie had designed for her
was new to me—and bewitching.
As a member of the University
co-op, where she is treasurer and
member of the interhouse council,
Mildred has helped bring home two
intramural basketball champion
ships in the last two years. In 1939
she was an all-star guard.
Attended Aquatic School
Last summer she attended the
national aquatic school and then
taught swimming, frist aid, and
life-saving as part of the Red Cross
program sponsored by Lane
“This head of sports job is inter
esting,” said Espa. Oh, oh! I let it
slip. Somehow she is opposed to
I the common usage of this fitting
nickname. It all started, you see,
when the physical education sen
iors three years ago adopted green
little Mildred as their senior pro
ject. This title, S. P., evolved until
it sounded like Espa.
| Aronson, center; A1 Bertz, right
guard; John Busterud, right tac
ikle; and Bud Fenton, right end
will probably round out their line
The Chi Psi backfield will prob
ably see Lloyd Sullivan at quarter
Leonard Hicks at left half, De:
Utter at right half, and Ernie Wil
liams at full.
Students wishing to see the
Washington-Oregon football
game in Seattle Thanksgiving
may get their student exchange
tickets at McArthur court this
week and up to Wednesday of
next week.
Reduced price of the tickets
are $1.10 to ASUO ticket hold
ers, Anse Cornell, graduate
manager, said yesterday. Seats
are on the 40-yard line in the
first five rows from the bottom.
Pasero to Lead
Staff in Game
With Managers
Fighting George Pasero has
called his Emerald sports staff
into Service to contradict “Sil
ver-tongued” Bob Officer’s inter
pretation of the John Day con
ference rules. Officer has made
the rules but Pasero will inter
pret them. »
Anyway here’s the deal: the
sports staff and the trainers and
football managers will meet in
the mortal combat of touch foot
ball. The winner, we guess, wins
the argument.
Prominent in the writers'
ranks will be: Pitching-Pass Pa
sero, Goon Foster, Slug Hawk
ins, Smoothy Christianson, that
all-American barrel-roller; Ray
Dickson, the Phi Delt Whirling
Dervish of the dance floor; Hope
(of no-hope Hawkins fame) Don
dero; Beautiful Margaret Young;
Vivacious Nancy Lewis; Len
Baliff, Grant high's big shot;
: Jerry O’Callaghan, demon pub
licity man; Bob Flavelle, the boy
handy with his dukes.
All-American Dick Whitman
of the Trainers was boasting of
50-yard passes last night. Sports
staff men maintain that the
Trainers don’t have a man who
can run the 50 yards to catch
the pass.
The Trainers also have Bob
Officer, Jim Buck, Eggert (The
Egg) Rohwer, Frank (Floozy)
Meek, Austin (the man of
many faces) Chaney, and Martin
(Black) Coffee.
The titantic struggle is sched
uled for 11 a.m. Sunday. Pasero
threatens that all charges who
fail to answer the battle call will
not be given any by-lines for a
Today's touch football games,
both at 4 o'clock, are as follows:
Field 1—Sigma Phi Epsilon
vs. Sigma Chi.
Field 2—Omega hall vs. Delta
Phi Sigs Win
Over Sammy
Donut Squad
Sherry Ross Nine
Takes Thumping
From Phi Psi Team
Phi Sigma Kappa yesterday
bounced Sigma Alpha Mu 6 to 0
to capture the league V touch foot
ball championship. Meanwhile, Phi
Kappa Psi was running Sherry
Ross hall ragged, coming out with
a 12 to 0 win after controlling the
game throughout.
The Phi Sigs started driving
quickly, going to the Sammy 25
on two laterals after the kick-off.
They were checked here by an
interception and fell back to mid
field. Ken Willis then caught a
Sammy heave and ran it down to
the 30, where a 15-yard penalty
for hitting low nullified the march.
Fetsch-YVeills Clicks
Although making several more
drives, it was not until the middle
of the last half that an advance
clicked. Fullback Carter Fetsch
standing on the Sammy 10 tossed
to Weills for the score.
“Coffee nerves” probably cost
the Phi Sigs another score. In the
last minute of play, camped on
the Sammies 10, the victors dropped
three consecutive passes in the end
Phi Kappa Psi scored both her
touchdowns in the first, half. Ted
MacMurren passed both touchdown
heaves, with Russ Rohwcr and
Jack Leighton on the receiving
One minute after the second
score, Sherry Ross managed to bat
down another goal-bound pass, this
one having reached the 1-yard line.
Hall Resists
The hall outfit mustered a lit
tle better resistance in the last
half to forestall any more Phi Sig
scoring, although the flatmcn re
tained the offensive.
l’hi Sigs (6) (0) Sammies
Crocker .LE . Saltzman
Hitchcock. C . Weinstein
Jones.RG Ehrman
Anderson .RE . Senders
Helterline. Q . Herzog
Nichols .LH Shimshak
Weills (6) .RH. Stein
Fetsch. F Lakefish
Schick. S
Sherry Ross (0) (12) Phi Psi
Manning.LE . (0) Leighton
Sullivan .LG.Bennett
Burt. C Meldrum
Reynolds.RG . Stirwalt
Green.RE .... (6) Rohwer
McCarthy. Q .Homer
Penfield..LH . Veness
Motschenbacher RH . Hiehens
Wood. F .... MacMurran
Blair . S Hoffman
Wednesday, November 22
Tickets also good on trains departing
12:25 P.M. and 4:45 P.M.
Special trains leave Portland Sunday, Nov. 26
at 3:00 P.M, and 6:30 P.M.
being organized to
San Francisco and
Los Angeles. Inquire
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Three Shutouts
Mar Frosh Record
OSC Rooks, Washington Babes
Pile Up 58 Points Against
Warren's Ducklings
Three games.
! Three defeats.
Points seored—0. Points seorcd against—58.
That is the sad reeord of the University of Oregon freshman foot
ball team. Heralded to be one of the greatest frosh elevens In the his
tory of the school, the yearlings had the worst season that Honest
John Warren has had in his five
I years as frosh coach.
Injuries Hamper Team
Constantly hampered by injuries,
the team never was at full
strength. At the outset of the sea
son, Ray Marlowe and Chuck El
liott, the two star tackle aspirants,
were injured and out for the re
mainder of the season. Elliott was
downed with acute appendicitis
and Marlowe with a dislocated
shoulder. These two injuries alone
ruined what looked like an impreg
nable line.
The backfield was also constant
ly makeshift. Jim Shephard, the
regular left half, and Roy Ell, the
pile-driving fullback, were out for
the greater part of the year. Ex
cept for the opening whistle of the
first rook game the backfield was
never intact.
Aside from the record of the
team there is plenty of varsity ma
terial on the roster. Louie Butko
vich will be an aid to any team at
end. John Stromberg and Steve
Bodner should develop into first
class guards.
Elliott, Marlowe, and Dick Ash
com are sure to see action at the
tackle posts next fall. And Shep
hard, “Pee Wee” Bujan, Ell, Duke
Iverson, and Louie Baum will be
a welcome addition to a team that
is losing nine regulars through
Combination Failed
Warren was forced to use too
many makeshift lineups and none
of the combinations could seem to
click. It seemed that the team
lacked an inspirational leader or a
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12 umbrellas
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