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Eleven Ducks Invade WSC Cougars’ Lair Tonight
By BOB FLAVELLE, Co-Sports Editor
Coach Hobby Hobson's fighting Webfoots, fresh from their
great victory over Oregon State last Friday night, left Eugene
yesterday for their “suicide” invasion of the Inland empire.
The term “suicide” is no joking matter this season. Washing
ton State and Idaho both have the best teams they’ve had in
recent years and these rugged quintets will be the Webfoots’
opponnts for four games in five nights.
“This is no barnstorming trip,” Hobson warned his ele
► ven-man traveling squad, “we have already seen a lot of
scenery this year . . . this trip is different. . . there is noth
ing to see up north so all our attentions will be on winning. ’ ’
The Webfoots are definitely behind the well-known 8-ball
now and they know it. They, as did the Cougars, lost their
first two starts of tlie conference season. However, Coach
h i'iel s boys from Pullman dropped their games while on their
own “suicide” trip, and Oregon made the perhaps-fatal error
of losing on their home court . . . where they are supposed to
be nigh onto unbeatable.
Must Sweep Series
If Oregonian Sports Editor I;. H. Gregory’s old rule holds
line this ,vear. (he says that no team wins the northern divis
ion title that loses more than lour games) Oregon cannot afford
to split even on this road trip . . . they must win at least three
of them to stay in the running. And it seems from this corner
that if the Ducks don't sweep the series, you can start, tolling
f the ten-count over them, because after this trip there remains
a little matter of four games with the strong Huskies from
Seattle, two away and two at home. They aren’t pushovers for
From what I saw of Oregon State last week, they should
give Hobby’s boys less trouble than any other quintet in
the league. Why? . . . Because for the first time in several
years the tough boys are not on the Beaver squad. John
Mandic is the only rugged player they have while the Ducks
boast at least three toughies . . . Porky Andrews, Warren
Taylor, and “Wild Bill” Borcher. Taylor didn’t get an
opportunity to prove his ruggedness last Friday but he has
what it takes and with three more games with the Beavers
remaining, he’ll have a lot of time to show it.
Hank Ander.soil and Vie Townsend can hardly be classified as
rough, rugged players, but to see them pile in against the
Orangemen was a pleasure. Wally Borrevik was the only Ore
gon player that appeared to be ball-shy and that can not.be held
against him. He is the youngest player on the squad and not
too hard. Give him time to co-ordinate his lanky body and add
a few pounds to his frame and he will be one of the most dan
gerous players in the conference . . . not this year, however.
"Hank The Needle" Provides Laughs
One of the most amusing sights of the Civil war clash was the
expressions tllat appeared on the faces of Beaver rooters when
Anderson tied himself in knots, unfolded and swished three
buckets through the netting in less than three minutes. Mere
stories have been written and more comments made by rival
players and coaches, concerning “Lanky Hank's” acrobatic
shot than about any other player in the conference, but Oregon
opponents still have to be shown the shot before they will be
lieve it can be done. Oregon State got wise about midway in
the first half and from there on Anderson found himself dogged
by an Oregon Stater whenever lib got his hands on the ball.
Intramural 'A1 Basketball
Begins; Six Teams Win
Two close contests and one run
away featured opening day in the
1941 intramural class “A” basket
ball race on court 43 which got
rolling Monday. Sherry Ross hall
eked out a hair-line triumph over
Sorsas, an independent club, 16 to
15, while Canard club tripped up
Phi Kappa Psi, 29 to 23. The other
encounter saw Alpha Tau Omega
put Phi Gamma Delta to rout, 41
Tho Sherry Ross-Sorsas tus
sle was nip-and-tuek throughout
with the hallnien always seem
ingly able to maintain a slight
Bcssce was the top scorer for
the winners with 7, while Wayne
Boyd was the whole show with 10
markers. Don Beckham made the
highest individual total of 17 for
the afternoon in pacing the Can
ard clubmen to their win.
Leading the ATO scoring bri
gade was Jack Dunn who heaped
in 13 counters. Chet Haliski was
the lone Fiji bright spot with 6 to
Sigma Nu’s intramural basket
ball squad provided the fire works
in court 38 on opening day with a
sweeping 41 to 4 victory over Sig
ma hall. Other games saw a tough
Theta Chi crew go down before
Kappa Sigma, 26 to 15, and Alpha
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In Cage Race
Oregon Five Mixes
With Idaho Squad
By JOHNNY KAHANANUI
After grabbing its 1941 license
plates by banging up OSC last
Friday night, Oregon’s basketball
wagon, eleven players and a chief
aboard, rumbled north to Pullman
where tonight it runs into a pack
of snarling Cougars poised to ditch
Win, lose, or worn out, it veers
inland to Moscow, Idaho, for an
exposure to Vandal sabotage Fri
day and Saturday evenings.
On the road with Coach Howard
Hobson are Forwards Evert Mc
Neeley, Bill Borcher, Warren Tay
lor, and Quentin Sidesinger;
Guards Porky Andrews, Vic
Townsend, Paul Jackson, and Don
Kirsch; Centers Hank Anderson,
Archie Marshik, and Wally Bor
revik. This is the same squad that
won three and lost four on a 7,500
mile pre-conference transconti
nental tour, with Borcher added.
Tonight’s Cougar-Duck tangle
opens the final WSC-Oregon cage
series this season.
It’s the campaign’s most
treacherous grind the Webfoots
are on—a road full of potential
flops—and in this stage of the
melee, any flop will be an awful
big one. They play four games in
five nights against two of the
toughest teams in the conference
Washington State and Idaho.
Idaho Is Tough
Idaho salvaged remnants of last
year’s jaloppy quintet, threw in a
few spare parts, and unveiled a
super-charged machine for this
season’s race. Despite dropping
two over-time contests to the
Washington Huskies earlier this
year, which incidentally were
played in Seattle, the Vandals are
still very much in the mix. Hated
pre-season dark-horses by the guys
who don't particularly relish being
called liars, Forrest Twogood's five
must have something on the ball.
Should Oregon barge in on
Washington State tonight with
the same display of guts, fire,
and teamwork they uncorked to
make OSC’s Beavers lay their
first egg in the lose column, the
Cougars will find themselves run
ning with a much more verile
outfit than the one they smoth
ered in Eugene earlier.
Ably court-gcneraled by Porky
Andrews and spurred by Bill Bor
chcr, who is a senior, that mess of
whiskers notwithstanding, the
Webfoots trounced the favorite
Beavers right soundly—41 to 31.
They flashed the same brand of
ball that swamped Willamette and
Vic Townsend was guarding like
a leech, Hawkeye Hank Anderson
puzzled the Orangemen with that
wiggle - up - 10 - feet - hurl -
straight - for - the - pot shot of
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4:00, Court 38—Phi Sigma
Kappa (A) vs. Chi Psi; court
43—Campbell co-op (A) vs.
Delta Upsilon; 4:40, Court 38 —
Gamma hall (A) vs. PE club;
court 43—Sigma Chi (A) vs. Fi
Kappa Alpha; 5:20, Court 38 —
Kirkwood co-op (A) vs. Sigma
Phi Epsilon; court 43 — Omega
hall (A) vs. Awful Awfuls.
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Alpha Tan Omega Cops I-M Mat Crown
LEADS OREGON CAGE TEAM
Howard (Hobby) Hobson, Duck basketball coach, heads a group of
eleven players who left Eugene yesterday to play four games in five
days against Washington State and Idaho this week. Oregon is not
rated more than an even chance to break even.
Baro Quintet, 28-27
Like Caesar’s warriors, the Emerald basketball team “came, saw,
and conquered" the best the Barometer writers could throw on the
men’s gym floor at Corvallis Saturday. Despite any conflicting re
ports which will filter in from the Barometer, the megaphone of
Beaver activities, the real score was 28 to 27 for the Emerald quintet.
Immediately following the game, the Barometer supporters laid
claim to a victory purely as a
matter of course—the pro-Barom-1
eter timekeeper was attempting
to keep score also.
...The Emerald was playing
aginst ncar-ovcrwlicliiiing odds.
The Oregon scribes came to the
game without their first string
of “Dazzlers,” namely — Jean
Frideger, Nancy Lewis, Jo Ann
Supple, Dotty Havens, and Jean
Spearow. These are admittedly
better at playing the Oregon run
ning brand of ball than anything
Oregon State has.
Clair F e 1* 1 e r, ex-Barometer
sports writer, was not listed in the
Barometer lineup at any time.!
Plans had been made by the Emcr- j
aid to play an easy ball game
drinking cokes at will, but with
out Fehler among the opponents, I
the Emerald had to play twice as
hard to win.
The game was close, but the
outcome was never in doubt I
(the scorekecper was Oregon). !
The Emerald built up a 16 to V.l !
The all-campus boxing- tour
nament will start today at 4
p.m. in the boxing room of the
men's gym. Fighters appearing
in the first round of the three
day tourney are: Carroll Samuel
vs. Karl Zimmerman; John Det
weiler vs. “Punchy” Day;
Merle Hanscom vs. “Scrapper”
Jones, all 155 pounders.
halftime lead, I>ui the Bares
thought the game was even.
Irate in the game, the Baromet
er team stalled with the hall—
the storekeeper had deluded
them and himself into thinking
they were in the lead. In real
ity the Emerald was still hold
ing the long end of the rope.
Jack Lansing was high for the
Emerald with 10 points. Dill Rice
was high man with 14 counters for
the Baros. A challenge to another
game is expected to come to the
Emerald camp from Corvallis to
play another game.
By 63-16 Score
With 27 Counters
Coach John Warren sent his I
yearling hoopers through an hour
scrimmage Monday afternoon in
preparation for the week’s games.
Present at the practice, decked out
in basketball attire and running
with the frosh were Ford Danner.
Hubenstein player and Joe “Flash”
Gordon of baseball fame.
The Duckling’s tussle with
Saturday proved to lie very little
of a contest for the freshmen as
they romped over the smaller
and much outplayed high school
by a 63 to 16 score. Warren left
most of his first stringers, Walt
Kressc, Lloyd Jackson, Boh Sher
idan, Bill Gissberg, and ltog Dick,
at home to scrimmage with the
varsity before the “Tall Firs”
left on their Inland Empire trip.
Frosh Crack Hoop
The first few minutes of the
game were slow and neither team
could find the range. The frosh
were the first to break the ice
and the minute they started they
With Bob Newland dropping a
stream of one-handers from the
corner, and bombing the lioop
from all angles to run up 2“
points, the frosh grabbed an ear
ly lead and were out In front at
the half, 20 to 9.
The frosh continued to mass
points in the last half while they
held the prep boys to three field
j goals. ,
Frosh 63 16, Marshfield
Christensen, 4 ...F. 3, Huggins
Sertic, 11 .F . Frazier
Smith, 1 C 5, D. Hanning
Wren, 11 .G. Ording
Thomas, 3 .G .2, Edwards
Substitutes: Frosh: Schiewe 6,
Newland 27; Marshfield: Waite 3,
G. Hanning 2, Maine 1. Officials:
Shellenbcrger and Schmidt.
Wednesday is positively the last
day for preliminary games in all
campus handball, ping pong, and
bowling, the intramural office an
Any scheduled games not played
and the scores posted by 5 o’clock
tomorrow will automatically de
fault. The winners thus far are:
Bob Whitcly defeated Bill Thomp
son three out of four in ping pong
singles; Jack McCarthy defeated
Bob Hill in handball singles; and
Elmer Olson defeated Howard
Steers in handball singles.
In handball doubles, Len Isberg
and Chet Haliski defeated Will Os
terloh and John Sanders, Harry
Martini and Harold Kaschko de
feated Bob Merryman and Els
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Varsity Splashers Win
By CHUCK BDICK
A determined group of fro.sh
swimmers, plagued by flu and “licll
week,” gave the more numerous
varsity men plenty of competition
in Saturday’s meet before being
subdued, 27 to 38.
Co-captain Shcrm Wot more
put the victory in the, varsity's
grasp with firsts in the 220-yard
and 440-yard freestyle races, but
only after lie had been pushed to
the limit by Jack Kohinson of
Bob Irvin, California sprint man,
turned in the outstanding job w
point gathering for the. frosh by
winning over Stew Randall and
dime Mamie of tlm varsity in both
the 60-yard and 100-yard sprint:
The chief nofc of oplitiiisim
from the varsity's standpoint
was the outstanding early-seas ■
on performance of Co-captain
.lack Dallas in the breast stroke.
With near-record times not be
ing anticipated for another «o k
or so, Dallas covered the 220
lards in 2:29.8, but three sec
onds over his racific coast rec
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vicen of Bob Hiatt, outstanding
freestyle prospect, who was in the
infirmary with the flu.
The meet results:
300-yard relay Time: 3 min
utes 33 seconds. Won by the var
220-yard freestyle— Time: 2 min
utes, 25 seconds. Won by Wet
more, varsity: 2nd, Robinson,
frosh; 3rd, Kuestis, varsity.
60-yard freestyle Time: 30.5
seconds (record: 30 fiat>. Won by
Irvin, freshman; 2nd, Randall, var
sity; 3rd, Mamie, varsity.
100-yard freestyle Time: 55.5
seconds. Won by Irvin, freshman;
2nd, Randall, varsity; 3rd, Mamie,
150-yard backstroke Time: 1
minute, 45 seconds. Won by Oallis,
varsity; 2nd, Nelson, freshman.
200-yard breaststroke—Time: 2
minutes, 29.8 seconds. Won by
Dallas, varsity; 2nd Chung-hoon,
var. ity; 3rd, Conyne, freshman.
440-yard freestyle — Time: 5
minutes, 18 seconds. Won by Wet
more, vrsity; 2nd, Robinson, fresh
man; 3rd, Huestis, varsity.
400-yard relay—Time: 3 min
utes, 55 seconds. Won by fresh
men. Houson, Adams, Nelson, Ir
Diving competition - (All men
are varsity mem. Won by Dallas,
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Phi Delts, Sigma Nus,
SAEs Trail Leaders
By FRED TREADGOED
The Alpha Tau Omega wrestling squad was crowned kingpin grappl
ing outfit on the campus and six individual winners in their respective
weights were named after Saturday's intramural wrestling finals. Al
though copping just one championship—the 135 weight class—the
ATOs had sufficient runners-up to edge in ahead of Phi Delta Theta,
defending team titlists.
In a third-place deadlock were Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Nu
while Phi Gamma Delta and Can
ard club had a joint hold on fourth.
Beta Theta Pi, Delta Upsilon and
Kirkwood co-op were bunched in
Saturday’s finals packed plenty
of rough-and-tumble action with
perhaps the top bout being the
‘battle of the mammoths,” pitting
Dick (Heavy Cruiser) Ashcom
against Chuck Elliott, Phi Delt,
in the heavyweight division. Ash
com, Sigma Nu 220-pounder, em
erged on top in a slam-bang affair
that was close enough to require
a decision. Tom Terry, Phi Delt,
was the 1940 winner in this weight.
Al Samples, Kirkwood co-op,
took a derision from Kill Fugit,
ATO, in the 175-pound division
after a furious battle.
The quickest contest of the
day came when Homer Thomas,
SAE hope, pinned Bill Skibinski,
Beta, in one minute and seven
seconds. It was for the 165
Canard club’s pride 155-pound
Don Vernier concluded his string
of rapil victories as he flipped
Dave Scroggins, SAE strongman,
Lee Over Osterloh
Clyde Lee of Zeta hall won a
close decision from WilBtir Oster
loh, wrestling independent, to es
tablish claim to 145-pound honors.
The newly crowned ATO’s lone
first place came when Gene Cobb
threw Dick Burns, Sigma Chi, in
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MU. and MRS. NEWT
By Pat Taylor
Yoicks, what a band has Cros
by . . .
Wc had a data to the deal,
but he called up and said he'd
broken both logs, ho wc went
anyway . . . after all, when
you're a .senior and you’re hard
up, there's really nothing you
can do about it ... so you may
as well have fun . . .
Not being one to boost home
talent, nevertheless, we’d say
Betty Wykoff wiped Crosby's
singer plumb off the map . . .
Every one looked real nice . . .
The best thing about the dance
was Ray Baudac and Jess Stacy
. . . agreed? . . . Al Hunt, Dick
Turner ct all were real hipper*
dipper . . . Oh, happy Senior
ball . . .
Have been hearing the rever
berations 'round 'bouts from the
furor that Dorothy Walthers,
new Kappa Kappa U a m m a
is making? . . . While the Pi
Phis have HOPE . . . Hughes
. . . what we'd like to know is;
How can someone be as nice
looking as Dick Draper and still
have such a nasty disposition?
. . . and, in closing, we'd like
t< put this to you; . . . Have you
over had a College Side veal
tenderloin? . . If not, try one,
aud see if you dinna agree with
us when we cay. FUmkei. Kaui
kei! (which, tranl&ted from the
ancient Arabic means: "Great
God, how good!”
&ee - c” eg tigs Utt chift . . .
a 135-pound tiff. It was a gruel
ing1 fight with the match going
4:55 before a verdict was reach
The other two winners who seiz
ed their crowns earlier in the
week were Leonard Lonigan, Phi
Gamma Delta, in the 126-pound
class, and Bill Elsasser, Sigma Chi,
who claimed without opposition the
115-pound title. Lonigan, in count
ing up his win, required three over
times, a total of 11 minutes.
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