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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 18, 1941)
By BOB FLWELLE, Co-Sports Editor
Coach Hobby Hobson and his flock of wandering Web
foot basketball players must have made a fine impression
over there in the mid-Pacific. Hobby hardly had time to
return to his office in the Igloo when he received a special
delivery letter from Theodore "Pump" Searles, graduate
manager of the University of Hawaii which read:
“On behalf of those connected with basketball in the islands,
I want to thank you and your team for the wonderful display
of oportsmanskip both on and off the court. Your teams really
mad'* a wonderful showing while in the islands and I can assure
yoi at this time that if 1 am still connected with the promotion
of basketball and the bringing of teams to the islands, the
University of Oregon will be invited to return in 1944.”
po here it is. Oregon made such a fine showing in their
first voyage over to Honolulu that the powers-that-be on the
island want no delay in making certain that an Oregon team
returns in the near future.
Hobson Wanted to Return in 1944
The team was originally invited to make the trip again next
year, but Hobby thought it would be better for Oregon to go
in 1944, when the present freshman are seniors. Since Oregon
State college has been invited to play a post-season exhibition
HChedule in 1943, it worked out to Hobby's wishes, and as a
re: ailt, the Ducks will again get a bit of Hawaiian sunshine and
hula in three years.
Don Watson, a sport columnist for the Honolulu Star
Bulletin, sounded the island's opinion of the Oregon boys
when he wrote in his column: “A group of athletes who
made a big hit with Hawaii sports fans left for home
today ... they are the members of the University of Oregon
basketball team. . . . The Oregon lads played a series of
/fames at the Civic auditorium, twice before capacity
crowds, and there has been much favorable comment about
their conduct both on and off the courts. . . . Theodore
“Pump” Searles, graduate manager of the University of
Hawaii and chairman of the AAU basketball committee,
«ays the Oregon lads are the best behaved and made the
biggest hit of any group of athletes who have visited
here, . . . Thursday afternoon, Searles issued an invitation
to Coach Hobson for the Oregon quintet to visit here every
three years. . . . Similar arrangements have been suggested
to Washington and Oregon State. ... It will be Washing
ton’s turn to play in the Honolulu series next year.”
Andrews, Townsend on All-Star Team
\ ic Townsend and Porky Andrews reaped additional indi
vidual honors by their outstanding performances in Hawaii.
A( the conclusion of the five-game exhibition schedule in and
around Honolulu, island sports writers named “Slick” and
“Pork Chop” on their all-time, all-star team, chosen from
the various collegiate squads that have been invited to Hawaii
since the exhibition trips began in 1936.
Oregon played to three sell-out crowds in winning four
J>f the five games scheduled. In the first contest against
ihe Coca Cola outfit, which has been strengthened by
Hank Luisetti and Swede Anderson of the San Francisco
Olympic club, Hank ‘"Needle” Anderson pulled the trick
that has made him nationally famous when with 10 seconds
to go, and the Ducks behind 50 to 49, he wound up with
or.e of his typical midfloor acrobatic shots and pulled the
game out of the fire.
Against the Honolulu lllks, minus the services of Luisetti,
Oregon ran wild, winning 71 to 3N. Then came 1'niversity of
Hawaii, a team which Hobby termed “A good ball club, with
two 0-foot, 6-inch ball players on the team.”—Hobby was sur
prised to find tall men on the Cniversitv squad because he had
expected nothing hut little players -the Ducks heat the uni
versity plus Luisetti and Anderson, 63 to 44.
Virtue Number 4 on Oregon’s list was Charlie Chan’s All -
utars. a semi-pro outfit which fell before the fast-running
Vvchfoofs, 77 to 47. Luisetti was not present in the islanders’
I teup, nor was Anderson.
Oregon Alumnus on Island Team
The fifth game had originally been scheduled with an Island
semi-pro crew but after the Cue showing of the Coca Cola
aggregation, a rematch was arranged and this time the Ducks
"Out down to defeat, 60 t » 44. Hank Luisetti finally broke
(j Oregon detense ::i tins contest and with the help of a native
I aver, Aw Chew (;<>•>. who according to Hobson was a good
player and exceptional freder, rar up a total of '33 points.
(oca Cola had an all-star lineup whti Luisetti. Anderson,
^ " ( hew Coo, Ken Purdy, and dolmny Hall working together.
I di was for two m-osous the southern division’s high scorer,
when he played lor PCLA several years ago, and old timers at
Oregon will remember sharp-shooting Purdy who played for
kobsun in 1936 and 1937.
Linheld Netmen Lose
7-0 to Webtoot Squad
Oregon’s varsity n e t in e n
smashed Linfield college, 7 to
0, on the University courts yes
terday under the first patch of
clear skies to bob up in three
days. This victory kept the
Ducks’s pre-conference tourney
ledger out of the red, three won
and none lost.
Monday afternoon Coach Paul
Washke’s frosh lineup sees ac
tion for the first time, this
against Eugene high. Pee-wee
Joe Rooney, former Jefferson
high (Portland) ace, tops this
year's crop of tin-pant racquet
men, a bunch on par with or per
haps superior to the squad that
rolled through last season’s cam
paign with only one setback.
OSC’s Rooks reversed the order,
4 to 3, on their courts after the
Ducklings had dumped them by
an identical score in Eugene
Linfield tried but put up no
more potent a challenge to the
vai’sity Ducks than did Southern
Oregon college earlier this sea
son. Len Clark, approaching top
form for the pending college in
vasion. let H. Philan of Linfield
cop four games in the first set
of their encounter, then took the
latter down in the second after
dropping only two. Final score,
6-4, 6-2, in favor of Clark.
Frank Baker, playing No. 2
singles, clubbed E. Liu of the
visitors off the courts, 6-0, 6-1.
Kerm Smith whipped through
his No. 3 singles match in a
breeze, slapping W. Abplan
alp of Linfield, 6-1, 6-1.
John Williams, No. 4, rolled
over M. Desvoiene of the visiting
squad, 6-0, 6-0, while Oregon's
Byron Van Metre had O. John
son chasing an elusive ball, roll
ing up a 6-1, 6-1 score.
Clark and Smith took Philan
and Liu, 6-1, 6-2, in the No. 1
doubles joust, while Baker and
Williams teamed to smash Ab
planalp and Desvoiene, 6-1, 6-2.
Oregon plays the Leader tennis
club of Portland on the Univer
sity courts Saturday afternoon.
When the frosh swing against
Eugene high, they’ll be stacked
thus: Rooney, Jim Ricksecker,
Bill Farrell, Henry Howard, and
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Ned Johns Optimistic
On Relay Prospects
A competition hungry University of Oregon freshman track team
Saturday April 19, gets its first chance to poke a fist into the Oregon
State Beavers jam pot when they clash with the Orange Babes in
the annual Oregon State relays.
Everything seems ready for the meet including that temperamental
gent who is the dealer (and usually holds the whip hand), in the little
Bobby Doerr, regular second
baseman for the Boston Red Sox.
Bobby makes his home in Oregon
during the off-season months.
The skyscraper building of
Mundelein college, Chicago, has
three elevators, 873 windows, and
1,468 steps, 570 more than the
game of weather.
This is the first meet of the
year for the frosh and their pow
er is still an unknown quantity.
Coach Ned Johns has yet to make
a statement on the strength of
the Ducklings but a down in the
mouth look is also something
that is a rarity on the Hayward
cinder path, (this means only the
Coach Ned Johns will take
14 men on the raid and they
will probably be the following,
though nothing final has as yet
been announced. 3-mile relay
— Don Wilson, Ken Sawyer,
Jim Briggs, Marion Hufford, ,
and Stan Skillicorn. 440-yard
relay—Stan Kay, Bob Newland,
Kim Coleman, Veryl Alexander,
Mile relay—Dick Shelton, Ray,
John Gleason, Coleman. 880
yard relay—John O’Brien, Ow
en Day, Colman, Rod Munro,
and Alexander. Medley relay—
Ray, Shelton, Wilson, and
The Orange Babes will prob
ably try to slow up the Duck
foray into Bevoland with their
standouts in the form of Bob
Fischer, Bill Shinn, Marvin Wilt,
Bruce Taylor, and Alvin Flakek,
says the Staters’ sheet, the Baro
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New Mexico college increased 12
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