Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 02, 1941, Page Four, Image 4

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    I wanta World Series. A nice little series all of my own in
anybody’s back yard that will bold about 68,540 people. Then
I want said number of people to shell out money to see my
^series. Don’t say I’m nuts—take a look at the gate receipts
jfor the opening game of the 1941 baseball elassie. $265,396 is
Approximately the amount that the baseball fans poured into
,44ie tills to see the first game. Yep Brother, over two hundred
«md fifty thousand pieces of iron to see some eighteen men
nock, throw, and kick a little white ball around.
-What About It?
Go ahead, give it some serious consideration. Of course
that $265,396 only begins to tell the very first installment
, of the financial story. I could sell radio rights—that would
i mean a lot of shekels. Think of all the nickels I could
rake in from peanut venders. And the movie rights—the
news reel companies are loaded with tin. I could give with
: a lot more monetary angles but my brain is spinning
Some High Lights
As every series opener, the 1941 edition had its thrills, hc-roes,
and high points. Far out in front of the pack for high honors
was Charles “Red” Ruffing, the Yankee number one liurler.
Big Red was right at his peak in the Wednesday elassie. The
big righthander pitched for some five innings before giving up
a bit, and was untouchable in the pinches.
Undoubtedly, the surprise package of the series was little
“Peewee” Reese, Brooklyn shortstop. A weak sticker through
the season, Reese came through with three straight safeties
to take first day batting laurels.
Another surprise was the quieting of some of the big guns
on both teams. .Joe DiMaggio, heavy clouter for the Yanks,
Was stifled in the hit column with four trips to the plate, as
was also Dolph Camilli of the “Bums.”
Next Friday
Most writers promise a three ring aerial circus this Friday
night when Oregon plays host to Idaho on Hayward field.
Francis Schmidt, frankly states that his Vandal squad is a
razzle-dazzle type. Plenty of laterals, passes, and wide open
,|d.iy. With Schmidt, he has little other choice, llis team is just
not the hone crushing type.
Manny Vezie, after seeing the Idaho-Utah game in which
the Utes took the Vandals scalps to the tune of a 26 to 7
score, cautions not to take the score as indicative of the
Idaho strength. The Idaho offense has got a punch, he
' pointed out, and during the Utah game it worked well
on the mid-field stripes but bogged down when the goal
posts were in view.
The T in Common
The Ducks and Vandals have one very sad experience in
»l*ommon. They took it on the chin from the T last week, and
what’s more, both teyms that employed the T bore the name
.of Redskins.
For the Webfoots, as you’ll sadly recall, it was at the hands
of Shauglmessy’s T while for the Vandals.it was the T of Ike
Armstrong’s Fte.s.
Some More T
1 hate to keep bringing up the subject bht it just seems to
<be all over. Early last spring sports writers said the T was not
now as it had been used before back east in football circles.
Well, that’s not the only place. Ike Armstrong at Utah may bo
the first coach in the Big Seven to get any publicity for-its
• usage but he is not the first in the Rockies to use it.
Not so many years ago when I lived with the Mormons
; and attended the University of Utah, I used to watch Big
'? Seven teams play on my free Saturday afternoons. Utah
: State has used variations of the T for many years. Dick
)j Romney, at the helm of the Utah Aggie school team has
shot various slants of the T at Big Seven schools but has
i never had the speed and deception to give the T the wide
' spread attention it received at the hands of Shaughnessy.
' It just goes to show that there is nothing new under the
gridiron sun.
Oregon Webfoots Test Idaho Maneuvers ~
Vaughn Corley, who’s had a
busy week preparing the Oregon
front wall for Schmidt’s razzle
Warren Expects
Strong Frosh Line
Honest John Warren sent
the VVehfoot yearlings through
the first dummy scrimmage of
the season yesterday as the
squad settled down to serious
work. The huge turnout of 66
has been whittled down to 44
by withdrawals.
After the usual calesthenics
the linemen worked on the tack
ling dummy and the backs bat
tered the blocking bags for the
next hour.
Strong Line
Coach Warren said that he ex
pected the line to be very strong.
They are big and have enough
speed to develop into a dangerous
unit. The backs are slow and need
speed before they will become
dangerous, Warren said.
One of the best-looking line
men on the field is Marty Feld
mun, 220 pounds of vicious
looking guard. Feldman hails
from South Gate, California,
and should make quite an im
pression on the opposition
throughout the season.
Johnny Daniels at center, Pete
Torcia and J. D. McCowan at end,
Earl Imboden, at 240-pound tac
kle, all drew a good wotd for
their hard tackling and blocking.
Boyd’s Brother
Stan Boyd, brother of varsity
halfback Frank Boyd, is a candi
date for a halfback post. He is
reputed to be a better kicker than
his brother.
The squad worked with a few
fundamental plays yesterday for
the first time this season. Don
Mabee, assistant coach, worked
with the backs on their assign
Les Steers, former Oregon high
jumper, is now working on a de
fense job in Portland.
Oliver Sends Varsity Through
Vandal Formations: Val Culwell
Still in Infirmary With Injury
Oregon’s battered and bruised Ducks, rapidly on the mend on
the eve of their initial home appearance, went through an hour’s
scrimmage against the third team which served as the guinea pig,
using the Idaho razzle-dazzle system. l
All the ailing Webfoots, who suffered injuries in the Stanford
tilt, but Val Culwell, veteran guard from Salinas, Calif., were back
in harness yesterday, though several were afflicted by minor bruises.
Culwell is still in the infirmary with an injured leg.
Idaho, likewise on tne oatieieu
side after its clash with Utah
last Saturday, is back at full
strength for the Webfoot engage
ment. Regular left halfback Ray
Davis, 170-pounder, returned to
action, after being stricken with
a heavy cold.
Vandal Lineup
With Davis’ return, it appears
that the Vandals will start the
Oregon clash with the same line
up that opened the Utah tiff. If
so the Webfoots can expect to
face the following men: Milo An
derson, 185-pounder at left end;
Irving Kanopa, 195-pounder at
left tackle; Bill Lockey, weigh
ing 190 at left guard; Tony
Aschenbrenner, 185, at center;
Cleo Rowe, one of the bulkiest of
the Vandals at 226 pounds, at
right guard;.Joe Piedmont, 215
pounds at right tackle, and Veto
Berlins, 200-pounder, at right end,
in the line. Besides Davis at left
half, Pete Hecomovich will start
at quarter; Earl Chandler, 182
pounds at right half; and Bill
Micklich, 188, at fullback.
Oregon Wins
Since 1901 the Vandals and
the Ducks have met on 27 oc
casions, with the Oregon teams
holding the lion’s share of the
triumphs, 21 all told. Four have
ended in deadlocks, while the
Vandals have captured just two
—13-0 in 1924, and 6-0 in 1925.
Bill Gissberg, Atnersonized at
Oregon last year, has reported for
basketball at Washington State.
Scores of Oregon-Idaho rivalry
for the past ten meetings:
Year Idaho Oregon
1925 . 6 0
1927 .. 0 0
1930 ... 6 20
1931 .:... 0 9
1932 .;.. 0 32
1933 . 0 19
1934 . 6 13
Dance Petitions Due
Dean of Women Hazel
Schwering’s office announces that
time is drawing short for hand
ing in fall dance dates and re
quests these to be brought to the
dean’s office as soon as possible.
The student affairs committee
will meet Monday to consider a
fall schedule.
Students will have an oppor
tunity tonight to see motion pic
tures of the Oregon-Stanford
game to be shown in Chapman.
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Ut lUDtili A
Varsity vs. Idaho (nite)
U.S.C. vs. Ohio State
California vs. W.S.C.
(Boxes closed Friday,
6 p.m.)
Varsity vs. U.S.C.
Calif, vs. Santa Clara
Washington vs. W.S.C.
: Varsity vs. California
' U.C.L.A. vs. Washington
W.S.C. vs. U.S.C.
Varsity vs. U.C.L.A.
W.S.C. vs. Oregon State
California vs. U.S.C.
Varsity vs. W.S.C.
Santa Clara vs. Stanford
Washington vs. Calif.
Varsity vs. Washington
Oregon State vs. Mont.
W.S.C. vs. Gonzaga
Varsity vs. O.S.C.
California vs. Stanford
Washington vs. U.S.C. _
(Lnless otherwise noted ballot boxes close Saturday
10 a.m.)