Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 25, 1940, Page Seven, Image 7

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    Bobby, Wally Close
Joint Hoop Careers
In Denver Contests
Inseparable Astoria Guard Combination
Together Through Twelve Seasons of
Championships and Honors
Guards—Wally Johansen and Bobby Anet. Those names have been
familiar in basketball lineups on the sport pages of Oregon for over
a decade and now they'll probably never be seen together again!
It’s an unhappy thought but probably the truth and it ended last
week in the national A.A.U. tournament in Denver when the Rubenstein
Oregonians, Eugene independent team of which the inseparable Wally
Jo and Bobby were members, was eliminated in a 63 to 46 loss to the
Colorado Springs Jewelers.
Bobby Anet and Wally Johansen started playing together back
in their grade school days in Astoria 12 years ago. They've played on
championship teams since the very
beginning' and have always had
that winning spirit. Next year
Bobby will be making the rounds
as an insurance salesman in Port
land and Wally will be in the Uni
versity of Oregon law school. So it
seems unlikely they'll ever be seen
again together in basketball togs.
Big Moment
Biggest moment in the athletic
lives of Astoria’s “Flying Finn
duo” probably came that nigh:
early last spring when they
helped Hobby Hobson's varsity
Ducks win the nation's first offi
cial collegiate basketball title at
Evanston, 111., by defeating Ohio
State’s tough quintet. That victory
drove the city of Eugene and sur
rounding country berserk in en
thusiastic celebration.
Previous to that the 1939 Ore
gon basketeers had swept through
a tough northern division season
to a second consecutive title with
only two defeats. Then came a two
game sweep of the Coast champi
onship play-offs in Eugene against
Nib Price’s driving California
Golden Bears. Following that.
Hobby Hobson’s “Dashing Ducks"
traveled to Treasure Island, San
Francisco, and defeated the Uni
versity of Texas and the Univer
sity of Oklahoma to garner the
Western regional N.C.A.A. cham
Four Titles
The 1939 Oregons captured four
titles for themselves. Only major
title chance Bobby and Wally and
their mates of last year’s champi
onship quintet—the Wintermute,
Gale, etc. team—passed up was in
their sophomore year when Wash
ington State’s Cougars got their
only northern division flag in his
tory. At that, though, Hobby's
quintet earned itself a three-way
tie with Washington State ana
Washington for the top during the
regular season’s 16-game schedule.
The Ducks were beaten out in the
Twelve seasons ago Bobby Anet
and Wally Johansen played on a
state championship midget quintet
representing the Astoria Y.M.C.A.
That was the beginning for the
best maple court guard combina
tion Eugene evdr saw back in
1929. In 1930 they added a state
title in the 125-pound class on an
other junior “Y" team.
Under Honest John
Their next two seasons were
spent on junior high teams in As
toria (city league champions) and
in 1933. 1934, and 1935 came three
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Believe It or Not
31 East 7th Pli. 547
Full Program ot
Donut Sports
Set for Spring
Volleyball, Golf to
Begin April 1; Other
Sports Follow
A full program of competition
is billed for campus athletes dur
ing' spring term according to an
nouncement of Rollie Dickie, in
tramural head. Golf, softball, Sig
ma Delta Psi, and “A” and “B"
volleyball are on the bill of fare.
Volleyball and golf will com
mence on Monday, April 1, and
run for several weeks and softball
is slated for an opening around
the last of April. Exact date of the
diamond sport's beginning hinge3
on the activity of Jupe Pluvius—
rain might delay that part of Rol
lie Dickie’s donut program and
make the intramural magnate's
head turn gray with worry. Such
goings on during spring terms in
the past has badly cramped the
out-of-doors athletic program.
Sigma Delta Psi—track com
petition for the athletic honorary—
will be a house sport again this
spring, and it i3 requested that
Webfoot Skiers
Garner Fourth
Oregon Boys Show
Well in Coast Meet
At Mt. Rainier
Oregon skiers took fourth place
in the Pacific Coast conference Ski
championships, won by Washing
ton at Paradise Valley, Mount Rai
nier National Park. The three-day
meet was concluded yesterday,
with Washington State and Cali
fornia taking place and show posi
tions, and Idaho bringing up the
Webfoot jumpers, however,
scored a clear-cut victory on the
first day of the meet, winning the
jumping contests, the only event
not captured by the Huskies. Led
by Tom Terry, who made the day's
longest jump, the Ducks garnered
100 points to lead into the second
day, but Husky team strength
dominated down-hill, slalom and
cross-country events, despite the
fact that a California man won the
The Washington State Cougars
failed to gain a first place, but a
continually high-placing team gave
it second place. A small California
crew gathered first in the slalom,
and enough seconds to take third \
place, nosing out Oregon. Idaho's
three man team was too small to
offer serious competition. (Team
Washington, 39S.52.
Washington State, 378.44.
California, 368.72.
Oregon, 348.52.
Idaho, 177.49.
each house send its men into train
ing as soon as possible.
The number of men required' for
entry points in the various spring
term intramural sports is: Volley
ball “A”, 6: volleyball “B”, 6; golf,
4; softball, 10, and Sigma Delta
Psi, 3.
Houses wi'l be allowed 50 points
each for entering teams in soft
ball and “A” volleyball, they will
get 35 for entering three men in
the Sigma Delta Chi competition,
and 35 points is the bonus for en
try in “B" volleyball and golf.
Biggest point total offered for
team winners is 150, which will be 1
awarded first place teams in “A"
volleyball and softball. Sigma Del
ta Psi has 100 points as the first
place prize, and champions in "B"
volleyball and golf will get 75.
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