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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 23, 1941)
By LEE FLATBERG
"HeMo. Nice to be back again, isn’t it? I suppose you all find
things about the same. John may be just a little heavier and
nicely tanned and Jane may look just a little cuter, but—well,
ever thing is about the same. The trees over by Villard are
ns beautiful as ever. The turf on Hayward field appears in
good shape, too (1 got as far as the track before a burly ath
letic manager threw me out) which reminds me that this is a
sport column so I'll give with a few facts.
Baseball Isn't Over Yet
With everyone asking, “What do you think our chances
are cgainst Stanford?” and various other football questions,
mo.d of us are prone to forget that baseball season sin’t over
with yet. And if you don’t believe me, just ask a Brooklynite
and he’ll straighten you out. Let’s just take a quick glance
back over the summer and see how Oregon's own did in the
All American game. If you want to start at the top you can
have doe “Flash” Gordon, and mister, who wouldn’t like to
have him. The Yankees are in as far as the series is concerned
and that will mean plenty of folding money for Joe no matter
Joe’s had a good year. A late count reveals 24 home
runs anci a batting percentage of around .280. As for
1 f elding, well, American league sluggers, and special
ly the port side hitters, are still cursing the day that
Gordon turned up to show New York what he could
do, He robs more hitters of their hits and there is
nothing a ball player loves more than his hits.
From last year’s crop, who won the Pacific Northwest base
ball crown, we find that several have had good seasons with
clubs here iai the state. Bill Whitman and Bill Carney, whose
“John Henry” several big league scouts would like to. get
— ■ -. a
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on tlie dotted line, spent a successful year with Silverton. John
ny Bubalo, sophomore star who filled in about everywhere
on last year’s squad, played for Bend this summer and had
one of the best years of his career.
Bill Hamel, shortstop from the 1941 edition of Oregon base
ball. played for Eugene and turned in what one sports writer
termed a spectacular season.
What About Football?
►So you’d like to know how Coach Tex Oliver’s football team
stacks up with the other teams on the coast? Well, brother,
so would I. Hayward field these days is about as hard to get
into as the United States mint. Tex has a scant two, maybe
three days to put the finishing touches on the squad before
they travel south to mix with Stanford and that confounded
“T,” and he wants privacy in which to do it. A favorite sports
columnist of mine in talking of the team said, “They’re a
nice bunch of boys,” and in the next breath went on to say,
“and they’ve got more guts and fighting spirit than any
other Oregon team I’ve ever seen in all my days of bumming
around Hayward field.”
If we only had Hymie Harris, Roy Ell, and Jake
Leicht back again (I’m dreaming again) and could get
a few decent breaks, the Webfoots could give the Palo
Alto Redskins a busy afternoon next Saturday. Right
now Coach Oliver is stressing an offense and letting
the defensive plans wait till the last. One might think
that he plans on keeping Oregon right up there with
Stanford in the scoring column. However it goes,
here’s some advice—keep your money in your pocket
and be sure to switch your radio on Saturday after
noon about two bells.
A Fine Coaching Staff
You’ll have to do a lot of searching with a fine tooth comb
to find a coaching staff on the coast that will beat what Ore
gon has now. Taking care of the ends is Mannie Yezie, a pretty
good end in his own right and a coach who will get the limit
out of any player. Tutoring the tackles, guards and centers
is Vaughn Corley, who has turned out some pretty tough
linesmen in his coaching day. (I still remember a fellow
named Jim Stuart, who played some pretty fair ball.) Han
dling the backfield is Mike Mikulak (pardon the insubordance
Lieutenant) who is on leave from Fort Lewis. More of those
rumors, seems I never get around, say Mike is doing a won
derful job and those high scoring sprees in the two scrim
mages might verify that in part.
l’ut that staff under the veteran hand of a head coach like
Oliver and you’ve got something.
Oregon Faces ~
Coach “Tex” Oliver chewed
off a big mouthful for his 1941
football edition when the pres
ent schedule was drawn up. As
if six conference games weren’t
enough, the Webfoots have a
King’s-X game with Francis
Schmidt's modernized Vandals
and two-non-<conference games,
one with Santa Clara and one
with Dana Bible’s Texas Long
Open With Stanford
Oregon opens against Rose
Bowl winners, Stanford, on Sep
tember 27 at Palo Alto. The fol
lowing week they take on Idaho
at Eugene in a night game.
Southern California is next at
Los Angeles. Portland gets the
next game on October 18 when
Oregon meets California. It's
south again on October 25 to
play the Uclans at Los Angeles.
Grad One Week of Rest
The Webfoots rest the next
week and then play host to Wash
ington State at Eugene on No
vember 1. Armistice day Sant?*
Clara comes north to tangle with
Oregon in Portland.
The last two conference games
are with Washington at Seattle
on November 22 and Oregon
State at Eugene on the following
Saturday. To put a clincher on
a tough schedule, the Webfoots
close the playing season against
Texas at Austin on December 6.
Open against Stanford—close
against Texas; quite a schedule
for any team.
Honorary to Meet
Skull and Dagger, sophomore
men’s service honorary, will holrfc,
its first meeting of the year in
the College Side Wednesday at
1 p. m.
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