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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 9, 1942)
. . to reward Oregon State's triumphant Rose Bowl foot
ball champions with suitable gifts — either defense savings
bonds or other appropriate remembrances ...”
This interesting little item appeared in yesterday’s Oregon
ian. It now appears that the boys are going to do a little
cashing in on their hard work. More power to them—they
deserve every penny hat they get. Football players have long
been recognized as one of the poorest paid group of workmen
No doubt that these gifts are being donated in the spirit
of the joy which iollowed the Beaver victory, but in the
opinion of this observer the Cornvalley patriots are leaving
their flank open lor a pincer attack on the part of brother
After that pre-game beef with the policeman of the Pacific
Coast conference athletic morals the Beavers are in a poor
position to be flaunting actual out-and-out gifts under his blue
nose. That is unless they expect to pull his teeth before he can
-Just in case you don't remember the squabble Percy (The
Great) Locey told Friend Atherton that be wasn’t about to
‘"accept any ref for the bowl game unless he had a chance to
pass on his “ability.”
Now Atherton is supposed to be the boss and I don’t
imagine he likes to have his authority questioned. Then
to turn right around and give the boys cash on the barrel
head—that just too much.
True, the “gifts” aren’t money in the sense of the good old
greenbacks-—they’re better. They are redeemable in hard cash,
with interest, after three months have elapsed.
1 don’t imagine that the Oregon State officials are actively
involved in the idea but 1 will bet my bottom dollar that there
are some “interested” alums doing a little work for the good
qi the cause.
Now I can’t see the difference in subsidizing the players
before they make their athletic debuts or waiting until
they get a winner. Perhaps this is a bonus and is not
classed as subsidization. It is certainly nice work if you
can get it.
FLASH . . . Lawton Carver. INS sports editor, awarded the
Emerald prize of the week for interesting features. Following
are a few excerpts frorn his prize-winning journalistic master
Epitome in Feature Writing
“Out in the dairy country around Corvallis, Oregon, a town
of 8,000 (Editors note: Figure includes cattle), they went back
to milking their cows today. But there is a difference in the
way they view things now. just as there must be any time a
country cousin accomplishes some great and lasting feat that
put.sthe• city people.”
.. /ri<jj»Ftiie Coast, ^he. so-called Beavers are the bush
leagu«rgjx»f"the big conference . .
. The coast conference's country cousins just did win
the title-in their section last season ...”
Cal I is Lost
Boor Mike Hoyman! Rumor has it that one of his skimpy
squad of veterans has decided to leave school. The grapevine
reports Cub Callis, lettetunan backstroker, is not going to be
in school- thisjfcerm.
. ? Loss Qf-Oallis leaves Hoyman with only three returning
lettermen; Jerry Huestis, Dick Smith, and Jack Allen.
-^.After all these years of trying to get the big swimming
meets for our fair campus he finally landed the Washing
ton and Northern division meet and then his team blows up
m his face.
More trouble! Grapevine also reports that Frosh Paddler
Bob Ifankey has decided not to return to school for the coming
season. Hankey is one of the contingent of Long Beach, Cali
fornia. swimmers that followed all-American Jack Dallas and
Sherm Wetmore to the Oregon campus.
Chuck Weitzel, one of the aforementioned group, is having
eligibility worries. Seems as though he attended Texas TJ. last
year and it is doubtful if he will be able to compete this season
for the Lemon and Green varsity.
Now there will be more work trying to get a balanced squad
to face the strong teams that will visit the Oregon pool this
season. Good luck, Mike, your fortunes are bound to change
"for the better sooner or later.
Note from the game we all want to forget. One of the
^Oregon football players was overheard to say, “You don’t
need to worry about our offense next year—we are going
to use the same one that Texas used last year.”
Frosh Open Against
Tillamook Five Tonight
Gecrge (Porky) Andrews, only bona fide regular back to bolster
Hobson’s ’42 crown dreams. Andrews has not yet regained his scoring
punch cf last year but has been a bulwark on defense. He is a certain
starter again the Washington State Cougars tonight.
Paul D. Washne, campus intra
mural sports director urged all
athletes who intend to compete
in the all-campus handball, ping
pong, and wrestling program to
sign immediately. They can reg
ister now in the basement of the
PE building, he stated.
The program will be essen
tially the same as last term,
with wrestling being the only
addition. It has not been de
cided whether boxing will be
added as the demand for it is
Last term’s progress was a suc
cess although more participants
would have created more interest,
Washke sai<^. With the keynote
on physical preparedness »in the
present times, these sports afford
a splendid opportunity to stu
dents that want to get into good
physical condition in a manner
that may bring them athletic
glory, he also commented.
There will be singles and dou
bles competition in handball and
ping pong, and wrestling will be
in weight groups. Last term’s
Add a distinctive note to
your room with hand
carved animals and fig
SEE THEM NOW
Next to Iiegister-Guard
champions in ping pong and hand
ball, Bob Whitely and Chuck
Cutler may not be back in com
petition, so the race will be wide
open, with no standouts looming
in either sport.
Wrestling also has several of
last year’s champions that are
not in school and the field will
have no sure winners. Compe
tition will get under way next
week, so all contestants are
strongly urged to sign up Fri
day in order that they can be
paired off, Washke said.
TWO BIG FEATURES!
Gene Autry and
Smiley Burnett in
— also —
WEEKEND FOR THREE’
with Dennis O’Keefe
and Jane Wyatt
Oregon’s Duckling hoopsters
go under their first basketball
fire tonight when they trade hoop
wisdom with the Tillamook five
on the latter's floor.
Saturday they move to Astoria •
to play the Fishermen. The As
toria quintet, under the tutelage
of ex-Oregon State star, Wally
Palmberg, and defending state
champs, is slated to give the
Oregon yearlings plenty of trou
ble. The game will be played on
the Astoria court.
In preparation for the two
weekend tilts, Coach Warren put
the team through a light work
out yesterday, ^pending most of
the practice period with easy
warmups and foul shooting.
The frosh felt its first bad
blow of the season when it was
Announced that Eddie Salstrom,
sharpshooting guard from Sa
lem who was chosen on the last
year’s all-state prep team, will
not be able to play this year.
Salstrom did not return to
school because of an eye injury.
Warren has not announced a
starting lineup for tonight’s
game as the season is too young
for any selection. In a scrfttimage
session during practice Tuesday
Warren was using one team of
Bob Erlandson and Roy Seeborg
at forwards, Royal Denton, cen
ter, and Sammy Crowell and Bob
Reynolds at guards and it is
probable that this team will take
the floor at the starting whistle.
On the opposing team were
Bill' Bloomqulst and Don Assel
tine at forewards, Jack Han
uam, center, and Kd DeKeater
and A1 Popick- at guards.
A Great Combination!
and HENRY FONDA
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