Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 01, 1941, Page Three, Image 3

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By KEN CHRISTIANSON, Co-Editor of Sports
Ihis is only tentative, but there is a very good ehaiice that
Oregon s Les Steers will show his high jumping form at the
Millrose Invitational traek meet in New York during the middle
part of February. Colonel Bill Hayward was informed of
Steers invitation to the meet and also of the lack of financial
aid with which to send him.
Millrose officials will pay half of Steers’ expense for
the flight across the country and his living expenses, but
the money for the other half will have to be gotten from
some other place. So, Hayward began burning wires. It
happens that the American Athletic union is staging an
event the week following the Millrose meet. Dan Ferris,
secretary of the AAU, was contacted, and a reply is ex
If the AAU officials can see the way clear to pay the rest
of the expense, then Oregon is assured of a representative for
two of the biggest meets in the country. Steers holds the
Caucasian world's record for the high jump with John Wilson
of USC. The mark is G feet 9% inches. However, Steers is also
holder of the unofficial American record at G feet 9% inches,
and he just barely flicked off the bar at seven feet.
Irvin Is Great Potential Sprinter
“Bob Irvin is a great potential sprinter,” said Swimming
Coach Mike Iloyman after Irvin set an unofficial northwest
record for the 50-yard freestyle. There was nothing to do but
to nod silent acquiescence. “He’s not a national champion or
anything like that, but lie has possibilities.” Irvin is a long,
lean-muscled lad with a pair of broad, square shoulders. A
thatch of black hair tops it off.
The varsity freestyler, Stu Randall who has come a long
way in the past three months, was giving Irvin much com
petition in the 100-yard freestyle later Thursday. After
80 yards of splashing, Randall was leading Irvin by a yard.
Then, coming down the last lap, Irvin torpedoed his way to
the front and went ahead to win. His arms were flailing
the water with precision and power like the blade of the
stroke in a shell.
As if that were nothing, Irving swam anchor position on the
winning frosli 400-yard relay team. Randall again held a slight
edge until the last eight or ten yards, then again Irvin spurted.
That last spurt was good for the meet victory.
Oregon, Washington Both Have Stars
Since fall term, when the swimmers first began workouts,
Iloyman has kept Irvin on a distance stroke. A week or two
ago, Hoyman encouraged Irvin to use a sprint stroke. A fast
time of :53.7 in the 100-yard freestyle event speaks for the im
provement. \
“I’ve been keeping him. under cover, but Washington
began crowing over its freshman freestyler, so I decided
to show that we 've got something here, too, ’ ’ explained Hoy
man. This Husky freshman, Bill Pauleson, is from Hawaii,
and folk around Seattle way say he’ll be a champion. He
has turned in a :52-plus 100, so little separates the two.
Mike added that Irvin will be doing the 100 in :52 before
the year is out—if he works.
So possibly the northwest will see two of the best freestylers
in some years. Washington’s Pauleson will be pressing :52
and with Iloyman to help Irvin, the Duckling will be right in
there. But it 11 be next year before the two meet in competition.
Irvin’s times stack up well against other Oregon swimmers
of iiote. Jim llurd, the best freestyler to come out of Oregon,
swam a :52 100 in an intra-squad meet in 1936. That’s good
for an Oregon pool record. His best official time was in the
coast meet in 1937. Ilis :53.3 in the 100 helped Oregon to tie
USC for the coast title.
Another Hoyman Champion?
If Irvin should come through and become champion, lie’ll be
another in a long string of Iloyman’s great swimmers. Starting
with 1934, Iloyman began rebuilding the Webfoot swimming
teams, in 1935, Oregon grabbed the northern division title.
Same story goes for 193G and 1937. Then Hoyman took only
six swimmers and two divers to California for the coast event.
Bob Chilton and Clark Thompson were the divers. “They were
the two best divers this school ever had, and they had to conic
at the same time,” said Hoyman, regretfully. “Chilton was a
shade the better of the two.”
Hurd, Jim Reed, Harold Sexton, Vernon Huffman, Leon
ard Scroggins, and Butch Kerby made up the rest of the
team. “It’s the best swimming team Oregon ever had,’’
caid Hoyman with pride. He should be proud, for he
coached it—only eight men tieing for the coast champion
Now, Iloyman comes back from a stay in the East where lie
has been studying. Again, he takes the swimmers under his
wing, and if he's given a fighting chance, he’ll produce winners.
By strategy (he intends to use five freshmen in nine events
to whip the OSC rooks today) or by swimming himself, he’ll
find the men for the right events to win.
After the
Sophomore INFORMAL'
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Oregon Meets Orange in Tri-Sport Circus
Once-Beaten Huskies to Invade
Igloo for ‘Crisis’ Clash Monday
Hobson Rests
Starting Team
Anderson Reports
For First Practice
Since Leg Injured
Oregon basketball Mentor Hob
by Hobson whistled for a lull
yesterday, and his workhorses,
the hoopmen who were greatest
taxed In the Webfoots’ recent
Inland Empire invasion, complied
with a day of respite.
Slick Vic Townsend, Big Bill
Borcher, Lanky Wally Borrevik,
Paul Jackson, and Porky Andrews
were someplace else, while their
teammates whisked through a
brisk, not-too-grueling practice
session. Monday and Tuesday the
Webfoots host Washington's Husk
Will Drill Today
Today the Ducks will be pound
ing up and down the Igloo in full
Hobby had nine men out there
yesterday, shifting them into vari
ous spots for some signal drill.
Short one player for some live
scrimmage, the Webfoot Coach
climbed off the bench, peeled off
his sweat shirt, and hopped over
to the vacant spot in his charges’
Quentin Sidesingcr, Ralph
Fuhrman, Warren Taylor, Don
Kirsoh, and Red McNeeley, clad
in green “T” shirts, apposed
Hobby, Walt Reynolds, Archie
Marshik, Little Joe Triano, and
Cliff of the Anet clan, whose dy
namic brother Bobby captained
Oregon’s renowned Alley Cat
five, national hoop champs two
years ago.
Kirsch, sophomore guard, who is
built along the lines of a dachs-1
hund, was a barrel full of tricks
on the floor. Feints, deceiving
changes of pace, and fakes were
utilized aptly by the little lad as
Road for Tilts
The frosh are off on another
weekend jaunt to take on the lo
cal high school boys at Astoria
and Hood River. With eight aspir
ing Ducklings in tow, Coach John
Warren headed for the northern
country Friday for tussles with
Astoria on Friday night and Hood
River on Saturday.
The two games will be numbers
nine and ten for the Yearlings and
their records in the score book is
not so bad with seven wins notched
up in eight contests.
The usual starting lineup will
probably start in the game tonight.
Rog Dick and Bob Sheridan at for
wards, Lloyd Jackson at center,
and Bill Gissberg and Bob New
land at guards.
he bolted into the open or down
the key for layins.
Fuhrman Shows
Another newcomer this year
who should break into prominence
before long is Ralph Fuhrman, a
6-foot-3-inch forward from Co
quille. An unassuming, quiet lad,
Fuhrman is one who has wiggled
up through varsity ranks to a spot
near the top with very little bally
All week Hobby has been pol
ishing the Webfoots’ fast break
offense. “We always run with
Washington,” the sober Duck
Coach declared. So fans attend
ing the Duck-Husky series in the
Igloo Monday and Tuesday can
grease up their vocal chords for
some lusty yelling as the Seattle
invaders and the Eugene defend
ers bowl up and down the floor.
Out for a light workout after
10 days of recuperating from an
injured knee was Webfoot Forward
Hank “The Needle” Anderson.
Last night the entire Oregon
contingent hiked over to Corvallis
to get a “line” on Hoc Edmond
son’s Huskies, as Washington
played Oregon State.
Fighting Duck Hoop Regular
Although “Wild Bill’ Borchcr, commonly known as the “Goon,” is
currently finishing out his final year as member of the University of
Oregon hoop quintet, fans and friends need not be in too much of a
hurry to bid farewell to the rugged W’cbfoot center.
It was true that Borcher has run the guantlet of his varsity eligibil
ity as far as basketball is con
cerned, but the jovial giant has
two years of athletic participation
left in any other varsity sport, and
if Tex Oliver can find use for a
six-foot-five-inch, 190-pound tackle
on his football squad, Borcher will
be very much in the public eye
during the next two grid seasons.
Played Against Vic
“We played such basketball
teams as Chico State, California’s
Aggies, San Francisco State, also
Placer and Modesto jaysees, but
the game I remember most was
with Compton junior college, when
Johnny ‘Buck’ Berry and Vic Town
send helped their team knock us
off by six points,” reminisced “Big
At Sacramento jaysec, Bill
majored in journalism and in his
second year held the position of
sports editor on the school paper.
“I can understand how you fel
lows can write some of that
strong stuff,” he said with a
chuckle, referring to the usual
“beefs” that collego sports edi
tors get mixed up in, “a guy
feels pretty tough when he sits
in back of his typewriter and
broods over a situation.”
Borcher filled in as a reserve
last season and was rn the eleven
man squad that traveled back cast
on the barnstorming tour. This
year, however, he was left be
hind to make way for several
promising sophomores who would
benefit more by the experience.
He was so far down the varsity
roster that the Athletic publicity
department did not make the ex
pense of having hi3 picture taken
for publicity purposes.
Misses Anderson
Came the first conference game
of the year against Washington
State, and Borcher, who was in-1
serted into the lineup to spell a i
regular, played such an aggressive ,
fighting game that Hobson has
been using him as a starter ever
“The Goon'1 has missed Hank
Anderson, since the lanky forward
was injured in the final Cougar
brawl at Pullman recently, “when
ever I got the ball off the back
board, Hank, was always near by,
in position to take a pass and fire
away again," Borcher remarked.
Many speculations are at pres
ent being tossed around among
the, varsity hoop squad concern
ing the, potency of a "new” shot,
Orangemen Tip
Huskies, 36-23
Mandic, McNutt
Equal Washington
Total in Scoring
The hitherto undefeated Wash
ington Huskies received a rude
jolt last night in the first of a
two-game series played at Corval
lis, when they bowed before the
slow-moving Beaver offense to the
tune of 36 to 23.
OSC Slows Attack
The Staters found the answer
to Hec Edmundson's run-em-rag
ged tactics when they set up a
tight zone defense to effectively
tie up the fast-breaking Husky
sharpshooters. Oregon State piled
up 10 points in the first 10 min
utes of the game while the Wash
ington sophomores were having
difficulty getting a glimpse of the
netting, scoring but two foul con
versions' in that length of time.
The Seattle visitors rallied at
the halfway mark of the first pe
riod to score four successive field
goals in the next eight minutes to
tie the score at 10 to 10. Two bas
kets by John Mandic and one by
Sam Dement put the Beavers in
the lead at the half as Harry Nel
son dropped one through for Wash
The second half was a replica
of the first as Coach Slats Gill’s
men held the Huskies to a measly
foul conversion in the first ten
minutes, while the Orange were
scoring five points to make the
score 23 to 14.
Mandic High
Twenty-two fouls were called
against both teams, the dead-eye
Beavers making good on all their
ten tries.
Mandic was high man for Ore
gon State with 12 points to his
credit, closely followed by George
McNutt with 11. Gilmur was high
for Washington with six counters.
Washington scored but four field
goals in the first half and three in
the second period. In the first 17
minutes of the second half, the
Huskies were able to cage but one
field goal.
Tonight the teams will meet in
the final of their two-game series.
Monday and Tuesday nights the
Washington team will tackle the
Vniversity of Oregon quintet at
OSC (36)
Dement, f
...2 3 15
'B' Basketball
Gamma hall, 50; Pi Kaps, 9.
Kirkwood, 10; Phi Sigs, 9.
Zeta hall, 13; Sig Eps, 9.
Delts, 23; Omega hall, 11.
SAE, 36; Sigma hall, 4
Sigma Chi, 30; Sherry, 5.
that Borch has confessed to have
developed. “It’s as good as
yours,” the inventor of this jeal
ously guarded score-developer
informed Anderson, “only much
more deadly because I use hut
one hand while you need two!”
The team is waiting breath
lessly for the Washington series
when the “Goon” has promised
to unveil his “invincible.”
Borcher spends his summers
working in the pulp mills in the
Coos Bay region. A physical ed
ucation major, he has coaching
ambitions which tend to lean to
ward his favorite sport—basket
Music and Romance!
Betty Grable and
Don Ameche in
Argentine Way”
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Oregon Mermen
To Trg OSC's
In Match Today
Jim Marnie Out;
Frosh Squad Cut
By Ineligibilities
Twelve University of Oregon
swimmers, enough for a fairly
well rounded squad in any
league, leave for Corvallis this
morning to meet the Oregon
State Beavers there today, hut
there is just one catch to it all
—the twelve men include both
Coach Hoyman’s varsity and
freshmen squads.
Bad luck on top of bad breaks,
plus a few unfortunate incidents
have left Coach Hoyman with but
seven varsity men and five frosh
squad with which tojmeet the eBav
er mermen. The frosh oppose the
rooks at 10 in the morning, while
the varsity hold their northern
division affair at 3 p. m.
Marnie Out of Meet
Jim Marnie, two-year letterman,
sprint man, is being left in the
infirmary with the measles, and
Wally Chung Hoon, another var
sity man counted on for a few val
uable points fias been declared
ineligible. Three outstanding fresh
men, Bob Lyon, Tom Houston, and
Bob Hiatt, all failed to see their
way clear scholastically in their
first term and will be ineligible
for the balance of the season.
Tlie five men who will accom
pany C'o-captains Jack Dallas
and Sherni Wet more for varsity
competition are Cub Callis,
Ralph Huestis, A1 Sandner, Stew
Randall, and Dick Allen. Making
the trip for the freshmen will he
Bob Irvin, Jack Robinson, Chuck
Nelson, A1 Conyne, and John
Mead. _ ,. ,
The Beavers, beaten last week
by Washington 56 to 19, will be
led by Bill Burges, top-notch div
er who transferred from Ohio
State. Representing the nation
ally known Buckeye swimming
team three years ago, Burges took
eighth place in the national AAU
meet. Gene Hofsted, breast strok
cr; Jack Stark, sprinter; and Dick
Ebling, distance man, head the
group of lettermen on Coach Reg
Flood's squad.
McNutt, f .3 2 5 11
Mandic, c .5 3 2 12
Valenti, g .2 115
Durdan, g .0 111
Shaw .0 10 0
Hall .1 10 2
13 12 10 30
.2 3 0 4
.1 2 4 6
0 0 0 0
2 0 15
.1 3 0 2
.0 1 11
.0 0 2 2
0 0 0 0
.10 0 2
0 0 0 0
Totals .7 10 9 23
Officials: Frank Heniges and
Kmil Piluso.
Totals .
Washington (23
Dalthorp, f .
Morris, f .
Gilrnur, c .
Lindh, g .
Loask, g .
Nelson .
Fliflet .
Schlicting .
Voelker, J .
Voelker, It .
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Paul Valenti, mainstay guard in
Slats Gill’s Beaver lineup, account
ed for five points as the Staters
downed the Huskies last night, 36
Weak Mat Team
Battles Beavers
Foster, D'Elba Join
Rank of Ineligibles
For Orangemen Go
'The junior college eligibility
“Jinx” that yesterday slapped
down Mort Myers, 155-pound ace,
today laid a cold, clammy hand on
Ray Foster, 165-pound veteran, to
further weaken the University of
Oregon’s wrestling squad.
Not content with a double vic
tory over two of the Ducks’
smoother veterans, the leaky
ship Bad Grades sidled up to
Henri D’Elba, 136-pounder, and
leveled a 10-gun salute at him
to that happy land of ineligible
athletes—along with Foster and
Koehler Optimistic
Assistant Wrestling Coach
Lloyd Koehler, although hit hard
by his triple loss, seemed optimis
tic and went ahead on plans to
patch up the leaks in the Webfoot
defense. Slated to take over the
165-pound duties, vacated by Fos
ter, is Don Holst.
Tlic Oregon State Beavers are
now firmly entrenched as favor
ites to win the battle that is to
take place Saturday afternoon
at Corvallis. Koehler said that
he has no one to take the place
of D’EIbu, and his 121-pound man
won’t be able to compete in this
match. Said Koehler, “they have
a JO-point advantage over us l»c
fore we ever wrestle.”
This ia just a varsity wrestling
match, and no freshmen will make
the trip. The squad, as it now
stands, that will make the trip is:
Allister Still, Hal Schluter, Stan
Walt, Don Holst, llal Kaschko,
and Floyd Rhea.
Pete Riley Out
As Duck Boxers
Face Beavers
Star Welterweight
Sidelined on Eve
Of OSC Matches
Oregon's chance of defeating the
Oregon State boxers today at Cor
vallis took a nose dive last night
when Pete Riley, star welterweight
performer for the Ducks was ruled
ineligible by Orlando J. Hollis,
Oregon faculty representative in
the Pacific coast conference.
Riley had been counted as a
sure bet to whip Arnold Hilde
hrundt and thereby give his team
a fighting chance to tip the Bea
vers for the first time in the his
tory of boxing between the two
schools. Riley is short in his
scholastic requirements but will
be able to continue the season
with the Webfoots in another
Coach Vaughn Corley also re
vealed that Willard Heath has
been forced to forfeit his match
with Stater Dick Livingston. A cut
lip, suffered in the recent all-cam
pus bouts has failed to respond to
treatment satisfactorily, and a
light blow would lay it open again.
Oregon Spots Two
So with two fights handed to
the Beavers on a platter, it will be
a tough row to hoe if Corley’s men
expect to come up with at least
an even split.
Optimistic railbirds point to
Jack Fruit, lightheavy; Merle
Hanscom, middleweight; Jim
Shephard, heavyweight; and
George Thorpe, flyweight as
Oregon’s best bets to win their
bouts. Fruit is scheduled to go
up against Leon Sergeys, Hans-..
..com meets Lyle Seymour, Shep
hard fights Ken Pruitt, and
Thorpe takes on Jiro Yasuda,
flashy Hawaiian midget.
The squad will be given a final
medical checkup early this morn
ing and will leave for Corvallis at
noon from McArthur court.
120 pounds — George Thorpe,
Oregon, vs. Jiro Yasuda, OSC.
127 pounds — Willard Heath,
Oregon, vs. Dick Livingston, OSC.
135 pounds — Martin Schedler,
Oregon, vs. Hal Peterson, OSC.
145 pounds — Pete Riley, Ore
gon, vs. Arnold Hildebrandt, OSC.
155 pounds — Merl Hanscom,
Oregon, vs. Lyle Seymour, OSC.
165 pounds — Wally Johnson,
Oregon, vs. George Christensen,
175 pounds — Jack Fruit, Ore
gon, vs. Leon Sergeys, OSC.
Heavyweight — Jim Sheppard,
Oregon, vs. Ken Pruitt, OSC.
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