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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 28, 1941)
A stream of excited students pouring into the east side of
Hayward field. Lemon and green rooter lids and pom-poms
adding a brilliant hue to the still, cool air (sez the chamber
<>f commerce). Inside on the turf football players Hexing
Anxious muscles and running through formations. Across to
the west a sea of orange and black splashed in against the
conservative colors of ordinary Ians. Then the Star-Spangled
Banner—the clear voice of a radio announcer saying, “The
referee is laying the ball down on the 40-vard ....
It’s a hastily drawn picture but it’s a very small yart of
what you'll see tomorrow when Oregon meets Oregon State in
a game that ranks this week with the annual Army-Navy
classic, the Stanford-California feud, and the various other
“naturals” the country over.
Who's Going to Win?
Who’s going to win? It’s'a silly question because 1 don’t
jenovv and 1 wouldn't even guess. Three weeks ago alter seeing
Oregon Slate wallop 1 CLA 1 would have said tin* Reavers by
two touchdowns-—-two weeks ago i would have still taken OSC
l>y one touchdown, but right now I’m keeping my mouth shut.
I can tell you wliat others, who are supposed to know,
are saying though. The bookies who choose to make a
living by telling us who’s going to win, are suggesting
you put your next week's allowance on the Beavers. If you
want Oregon, six of your iron men will cover ten put on
Rut lliese bookies are overlooking one small item. It's Oregon
and Oregon State who are playing and you can't pick odds on
(hat game because anything can happen.
A Quick Glance
Granting that Tex is able to get most of his players out
of the infirmary and off of crutches by game time, we’ll try
a summary of what you can expect in general strength of the
At the halfback posts things match up pretty even. It’s
Don Durdan and Bob Dethman pitted against Tommy
Roblin and Curt Mecham. It adds up to two good runners
in each backfield. Each team lias a lefthander who can
hurl ’em far and wide. They’ve both got good punters
with Oregon taking a healthy nod in this department with
Roblin and Mecham.
At the fullback Oregon State has a small advantage. Joe
Day and Choc Shelton are hard-smashing runners. However,
Rob Koch's sudden flash to form in the Washington game
offsets somewhat the advantage, and if Newquist can shake
his cold, things could be pretty even.
OSC in the Line
Even with the hefty I'd pounds per man advantage that Ore
gon packs in the line, the nod must go to the OSC front wall.
In the last four games the opposition has failed to get past it
to score. In fact, to date, only four touchdowns have been
wo red against the Reavers.
The column can’t forget either how UCLA had a first
down on the Beaver one-yard line and then ended up after
four tries on the five.
Lon Stiner\s use of signals on defense has been successful
this year and lias proved to be a bitter headache to the opposi
tion. It’s disheartening to any quarterback to look over the
way the defense is set, call the play and then as he comes
out of the shift to see the defense change.
So if you want to see the real battle on Hayward field to
morrow. keep your eyes peeled on the lines. The game’s very
likely to be decided there.
Spiking Some Rumors
And now to spike a malicious suggestion that is floating
around, to wit. it would he nice if Oregon State won so that
an Oregon team could go to the Rose Bowl. That's hooey my
friend. This game is Oregon vs. Oregon State and Rose Rowl
Ami as for the suggestion that the Rose Bowl visions that
are soaring on the OSO campus may tie up the Reavers—take
some salt with that one too. True, it might weigh heavily on
their minds, but the cousins from Corvallis have a particular
style of football this year.
They haven’t a wide selection of plays and the few aren’t
too spectacular. Bid they have got them down to that
’enth degree and when they start a play they have well in
mind where it’s going and how far it’s going. They’re well
coached and the Rose Bowl dream won’t make them forget
all that coaching.
DOCTOR 'TEX' OLIVER
—Photo Courtesy Eugene Daily News
Tomorrow Gerald “Tex” Oliver packs his implements into Hay
ward stadium in hopes of being successful in his biggest operation
of the year—that one on the body of a vicious Oregon State Beaver.
Hendricks Bites Susie
For Coed <V’ Ball Title
By NANCY LEWIS
Hendricks hall “all-star” vol
leyball team scuttled Susan
Campbell's hopes and steamed off
with the 1941 coed intramural
volleyball title yesterday on the
Playing non-rotation in the
first half, the Susie girls couldn't
pierce Hendricks’ strong front
wall to regain the brief advan
tage they managed to grasp at
the game’s outset.
Hendricks Takes Over
Near the middle of the first
half it became evident how the
tide of battle was rolling, for by
then the Hendricks coeds had
moved into a comfortable 6-point
lead. At the end of the half Su
san Campbell had nibbled one
point of that lead, and the girls
changed courts with the count,
11 to 6, in favor of Hendricks.
Brilliant strategy displayed by
both teams pioduced long, well
coordinated rallies and resulted
in the low half-time score.
Beverly Goetz’s “let’s go fel
lers!" put the “go” in the Hen
dricks coeds, and the smooth
machine went speeding on to
a 85-to-23 victory, despite a
dogged Susie rally sparked by
its star, Dorothy Gustafson,
which deadlocked the game in
the middle of the second half,
11) to 11). Susan Campbell, how
ever, soon faltered under Hen
Rotation playing in the second
half saw both teams perform on
Eula Frobase, Miss Goetz, and
Pauline Johnson—the solid front
wall—backed by Elizabeth Hecht.
led Headricks hall to victory.
Miss Gustafson and powerful
Doris Nordstrom starred for the
The lineups are as follows:
Officials: Eastburn, Baum,
Shipler, and Lawson.
A July wedding was that of
Miss Margaret Dee Rugh, ’36, to
Miss Myra Belt, ’36, of Salem,
was married August 30 to Alex
de Schweinitz of Portland.
OSC in Pink
By WALLY HUNTER
Oregon State’s Beavers con
cluded their main scrimmage ses
sions Wednesday and the largest
portion of the Orange squad will
be in fit physical condition to
morrow when the Beaver and the
Duck settle a little question with
in the narrow confines of Hay
The Orange are in top shape
for the annual fiesta and only
Tackle George Bain is still on the
ailing list. Blocker George Peters,
the man over whom the OSC
coaches have been losing the
most sleep, is back in form again.
Razzle-Dazzle for OSC
Reports oozing forth from
the Corvallis sector have it that
the Bevos will spring a few
new plays on the Webfoots
come Saturday. They are la
beled by State experts as extra
special raz ma’ daz plays.
They were used by the Orange
varsity against the Babes this
week. This could be some of the
old psychological angle being
worked again—but the Beavers
actually did have some hipper
dipper that they brought but in
spring practice. It was un
doubtedly consigned to the
moth balls but in order to stir^
up a little extra trouble for the
Ducks it is being dusted off
for use again.
In spring drill they had a couple
of very powerful end around
plays, such as Washington State
used, and several reverses. Vari
ous other razzle dazzle was evi
dent in their plans then.
As for the Oregon injuries,
Coach Lon Stiner has labeled the
Webfoots’ report of injuries as
“bear” stories. Stiner said that
this is the same thing that al
ways comes out of Eugene at this
time of year, according to official
In the statistical department
the Beavers hold a rather
marked edge over the Web
foots. On defense the Webfoots
have been able to hold their
opponents to about twelve
points per game, on the aver
age. In the meantime OSC has
had a well nigh impenetrable
defense—their opponents aver
age 3.25 points per game.
A fierce duel is expected to
develop on the torn green of Hay
ward field when Don Durdan and
Bob Dethman of Oregon State
and Curt Mecham and Tommy
Roblin of Oregon cut loose. The
two Oregon schools can boast
two pairs of the finest halfbacks
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