Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 09, 1942, Page 5, Image 5

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    “Just what does this Washington Husky outfit have
on the ball?” This is a question which has been tossed
around these parts a lot lately what with the Husky
Duck brush on tap for a Portland showing tomorrow.
If one believed every bit of the advance-publicity eman
ating' from yon Seattle pressagents, even the most unimagina
tive individual could faintly detect the redolent fragrance
uf roses wafting up from the lapels of the Husky gridders.
P $ though the Washington publicists don't come out point
blank and admit designs on the Rose Bowl garland, the hints
are there and with little camouflage.
This all comes despite the scoreless deadlock with
Southern California last week, which indicates either a
stalwart Trojan line or an over-rated Husky offense.
Two-Headed Attack
“Pest” Welch, UW master tactician, features a two-point
attack which he will unleash against the Ducks in hope of
discovering a vulnerable spot. Xo. 1 big gun in the Husky
“panzer unit” is Left Halfback Bobby Erickson, a 180-pound
junior from Seattle. The dependable Erickson is a real triple
threat, being one of the best ball thumpers in the business
on the coast last year. Besides that, he is reported to be able to
skirt the ends like a gazelle and drill through the line with
the power of a 10-ton truck.
Erickson gets the starting call at the tail-back spot,
J,rjand shows Husky followers something to warm the
cockles of their hearts, but to coin an old phrase, “You
ain’t seen nothing yet.” For secreted from harm, the sa
gacious Welch has what most coaches would swap their
left arm for in an even-up trade—a “climax” runner, a
“spot” player. This is attack spearhead No. 2. Only when
a scoring opportunity presents itself does the “spot”
player get his chance and then is yanked to await another
such potential touchdown setup.
Provo Kingpin
He's just a sophomore, this Fred (Buckshot) Provo; only
5 feet 9 inches tall, and even after a full meal can displace just
165 pounds on the scales. But lie's making Washington ad
dicts stop dreaming of the “good old days” when By Haines
and Jimmy Cain roamed the turf, teaming- up to lead the way
for the Huskies to ‘the coast championship Utopia.
It's surprising how the Seattle campus has gone ga-ga
over this midget speedster from Vancouver. One Dwight
jjjj hear, Washington Daily sports columnist, puts it this way:
Provo looks to us like the famed Haiues-Cain duo combined
into one pair of short, scooter legs, one pair of center-beam
shoulders, and one automatic stiff arm. He’s built like Jim
my Cain, plays with Cain's recklessness, and has Cain's abil
ity to slide out from under diving 200-pounders.”
Looks Like Haines
Continuing Schear’s “All Out for Provo Campaign.” we
again quote: “It’s in the broken field with the enemy scat
tered ahead of him and strewn out behind him that Provo
reminds fans of the famous By Haines, dipper-hip halfback of
the 1936 Rose Bowl team.” In other words, “Pest” has some
thing in this boy Provo.
Provo won’t be an unknown quantity to either John
Warren-coaching, nor the sophomores on the varsity.
Last year this Husky bolt of lightning, then a green year
ling, came down to Eugene to put on an offensive show
^or the benefit of our Ducklings.
It was all Provo in the first half, but “Honest John,” then
frosh headman, roused his boys in the final half to whack
Provo & Co. across the knuckles, humiliating them 12 to 7,
much to the jubilation of Oregon followers.
These two slippery left halls spell each other in the tail
back slot and insure a constant scoring threat for the “Pest.”
Ducks Heayicr Team
Weight advantage in the line goes to the Ducks by
almost 10 pounds per man, despite the loss of 210-pound
Dick Ashcom. The Webfoot forwards average around
206, whereas the best Washington can muster is a 197
aggregate average.
Looming as probable standouts in the Washington line
S* Captain Walt Harrison, center who has played tackle
and fullback during his collegiate career; big, crashing Ar
nold Weinmeister, 6-3, 200-pound sophomore end, shifted
from tackle; Bob Friedman, heaviest lineman, at right tackle;
and Left Tackle Thron Riggs, 215 pounds.
Sigma Nu Juggernaut
Mashes Chi Psis, 68-0
I'nleashing a barrage of passes,
runs, power plays, laterals, and
everything else which goes toward
making touchdowns, the Sigma
Nus trampled the Chi Psi lodg
ers by the devastatingly unbe
lievable score of 68-0.
The Sigma Nu men scored ten
touchdowns and eight conversions.
The scores came on seven passes,
one run and two interceptions.
Whitman Stars
Mainstay of the winners’ pass
ing attack was Dick Whitman,
who threw everything where it
was supposed to go with very
few misses. Bubalo also did some
of the touchdown passing aside
from his role as a receiver.
Besides a great offense, the
Sigma Nus showed great defen
sive ability by stopping their op
ponents cold, and definitely
marked themselves as the team
to watch in this year’s football
Sigma Nu Chi Psi
Skillicorn .C. Putnam
Crane .RE.Mills
Johnson .LE. Van Mede
Bubalo .Q. Hustin
Dick .RH. Hancock
Nulty .LH. Gleason
Whitman .F. Reed
Phi Belts 19, Pi Kaps 0
Behind the stalwart all-around
playing of Hank Burns, the Phi
Delts marched through Pi Kappa
Alpha with a ground and air at
tack to win by a score of 19-0.
The first six points came in the
initial quarter when Burns threw
a 10-yard pass to Olsen in the end
zone after a long run had put the
ball in scoring position.
The second touchdown was
scored in the second quarter on
a short pass from Burns to
Shedler after a long passing
attack. The third touchdown
also came in the second quar
The only time the Pi Kaps
threatened was in the early
stages of the game when Todd
intercepted a pass and ran the
ball back about 50 yards to the
Phi Delt 10. However, they were
unable to score.
Phi Delts Pi Kaps
Wright .LE. Still
Stanberry .RE. Wehe
McGowan .Q. Fleck
Kirsch .LH. Moore
Olson .RH.Jackson
Burns .F. Richmond
Phi Sigs 0, Zeta 20
Phi Sigma Kappa lived up to
the name of hard luck Thursday
afternoon, when they gained more
yardage but lost to a hustling
Zeta hall ball club, 20 to 0.
The Phi Sigs made six first
downs to Zetas two, but inter
cepted passes and poor block
ing on their part enabled the
Independents to grab the vic
Pupke, Able, and Hamilton all
scored for the winners, with
Pupke catching an aerial for one
point after touchdown and Rey
nolds, dusky powerhouse, place
kicking the other.
Reynolds, Pupke, and Allen
were outstanding for the Zeta
hall while Nelson and Kramer
were for the Sig stars.
Phi Sigs Zeta
Nelson.C. Leslie
Wimer...RE.... Cartasegna
Liebman.LE. Allan
Gitzen.. F. Donahue
Smith.RH. Reynolds
Whallers.LH. Hamilton
Subs: Phi Sigs-Snelson, Den
ton, Kramer, Taylor. Zeta—Able,
Alpha Hall 7, Yeomen 0
Alpha hall grabbed a 7-0 de
cision over the Yeomen when di
minutive John Coffee blocked a
Yeomen pass, grabbed the ball
and raced 40 yards for the only
tally of the game. Oswald kicked
the extra point.
The game was well played
with honors even nnt il Coffee
made his spectacular play, with
both sides playing fine defens
ive ball.
The Yeomen neared the Alpha
goal line in the last period but
lost the ball on downs. They had
started another march toward
pay dirt when the gun sounded.
Alpha's Shell left the game in
the second period with a head in
Yeomen Alpha Hall
Smith. C. Richardson
MeCullem.RE. Santee
Johnson.LE. Shell
Jacobsen.. F. Beglias
Herman. Q. . Oswald
Wray.RH... . Carlson
Heller.LE .Coffee
Subs: Alpha hall Howard,
Undersized Duck Hoopers
Sprout into Real Tall Firs’
Melancholy Oregon lioop fans used to mournfully sing, “They
Cut Down the Old Tall Fir Tree” as they sadly watched the basket
ball giants of the Gale, Wintermute, Dick era bow out to be replaced
by siv-foot “midgets.” Now they’re singing a different tune. For it
looks as if the “Tall Firs” of the national championship period may be
reincarnated this season in the presence of some elongated “king
sizeu muiviuuais.
Coach Hobby Hobson will have
on hand several hoopers who
have sprouted to “Tall Fir”
heights when he opens varsity
practice November 1.
Topping the gigantic Slim Win
termute by almost a full inch is
the unbelievably high Wally Bor
revik, wrho laid out last year fol
lowing a brain concussion in an
automobile accident. Wally now
stands “head and shoulders”
above the rest of the squad as he
shot up a quarter of an inch dur
ing the year, hitting the beam at
a mere 6 feet 8% inches!
Surrounding the stork-like
Borrevik are two 6-foot 7-inch
“shorties,” Lloyd Jackson, jun
ior center, and Royal Denton,
sophomore. Getting down to a
lower elevation, but still ’way
up there, Hobson has Jack Han
num, another sophomore at 6
foot 6, and Two-Year Veteran
Warren Taylor, scrappy for
Remainder of the squad comes
in below the 6 foot 2 mark. These
“half-pints” include Veterans Bob
Newland, Rolph Fuhrman, Bob
Wren, Warren Christiansen, Don
Kirsch, Wilson Maynard, and
frosh Roy Seeborg, Sammy
Crowell, A1 Popick, Faul Folquet,
and Bryce Sidesinger.
. . . Choc Shelton, line-splintering
OSC full, shakes injuries, read
ies for UCLA mix.
Roller Skating Every
Night, 7:30 to 10:30
For Party Reservation
Phone 3250-J
Skating Rink
25 W. 7th St.
Eugene, Ore.
Swell Days
Warm, sunny days that
will last all too short a
time. Take advantage of
them by dropping over to
Laurel wood for a game of
Busses come just three
blocks from the'elubhouse.
2700 Columbia Phone *114