Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 13, 1942, Page 4, Image 4

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Tuesday, Oct. 13)
4:00 -Field one: Kappa Sig
ma vs. Canard club
Field two: Delta Tau Delta
vs. Sherry Ross
4:45—Field one: Sigma Alpha
Epsilon vs. Delta Upsilon
Field two: Kirkwood co-op
vs. Gamma hall
Coed intramural volleyball
starts Wednesday, October
14 at 4:45 in Gerlinger gym
nasium. Games: Orides vs.
Gamma Phi, Susan Campbell
vs. Alpha Gam; Hilyard house
vs. Delta Gamma, Highland
house vs. Alpha Phi,
. . . on Babe Horrell, whose
UCLA club maltreated OSC, 30-7.
. . . on Jeff Cravath, USC men
tor, whose Trojans lost to Ohio
State, 28-12.
Wehfoots Hit Early,
Falter in Stretch
An Oregon team that just didn't quite have it bowed to
the Washington Huskies last Saturday.
Something inexplicable stymied the Webfoots. They start
ed out in the first quarter like they were going to run Wash
ington right out of Multnomah stadium. Behind two spectc,
ular sophomore backs, “Billy the Kid” Davis and Bobby
Reynolds, the Ducks took the ball early in the initial quarter
on their own 36 and after 15 interrupted plays, the drive was
climaxed by a six-yard bullet heave from Reynolds to Left
End Jim Shephard, who made a
great over-the-shoulder grab in
the end zone.
Floyd “Scrapiron” Rhea, who
Frosh IT Begins to Take Shape
After two weeks of practice,
•Oregon’s freshman football squad
is beginning' to round into shape
with all efforts pointing toward
the “little civil war" against the
Oregon State Books October 23
in Corvallis.
Last year, the Duckling's won
both tilts and they are out to
repeat this season. Two weeks of
practice has unveiled some good
prospects, and there is all proba
bility that the Oregon freshmen
will repeat last year’s record de
spite the numerically superior
OSC squad.
Yesterday, Cornell observed the
team in their first intra-squad
practice. The yearlings scrim
maged twice against the varsity
last week, but intra-squad activ
ity has been confined to dummy
scrimmage until yesterday.
The probable first team
backlicld, unless something new
comes out of the night, will be
composed of Jim Porter at the
quarterback spot, Benny Hoi
Women’s V-Ball
Tourney Scheduled
Nineteen women's living or
ganizations open the annual in
tramural volleyball tournament
Wednesday, October 1-t at 4:45
p.m. in Gerlinger.
Dorothy Kichards, head ot vol
leyball, has scheduled the open
ing games, pitting Orides against
the Gamma Phis, Susan Camp
holt vs. the Alpha Gams, and Hil
yard house vs. Delta Gams, and
Highland house vs. the Alpha
Phis for Wednesday night.
The teams are divided into the
following leagues, the winners
of each league will decide the ti
tle with elimination play,
I.eugue l
University house
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Gamma Phi
I,eague II
Highland house
Kappa Alpha Theta
Alpha Phi
Alpha Chi Omega
League 111
Susan Campbell
Chi Omega
Pi Phi
Alpha Gamma
League IV -t
Hilyard house i • i| «■ ! „ „
ADPi ' v
Sigma Kappa , * j «i as, £ i
Tri Dolt *' * jg
Delta Gamma i s jgljrtftlgg
comb left half, Bill Bodner
right half, and Spud Crouch in
the fullback spot.
Holcomb, former The Dalles
star, is a cinch for the left half
spot, but Bodner is being' pressed
by Rushing for the right half
back position.
Hoffman Fast
Skyles Hoffman, left halfback
from San Francisco, proves to
be a good back with plenty of
speed, but he will probably have
to be satisfied as Holcomb’s al
Spud Crouch from Coquille
was recently shifted from half
back to fullback, and is
crowding big Tom Drougas out.
Crouch has plenty of drive and
speed, and throws an accurate,
soft pass that makes him one
of the most valuable men on
the squad.
The third and fourth squads
didn't get their chance on of
fense yesterday, working on de
fense throughout the 30-minute
The varsity has an open date
this week, and it is possible
that the frosh will work against
them Saturday and maybe before.
jbucJz 3>0fie
^arnrnu (loblin
When the leading' sports scribes
on the Pacific- ('oast finally get
around to picking tlieir annual
All-Coast football team, a certain
young man by the name of Thom
as Boldin will receive a great
deal of consideration.
“Tailspin Tommy,” as the Ore
gon fans sometimes call him, has
been the offensive scourge of the
Webfoot campus for the past
three seasons. Although he usual
ly holds down the tail-back spot
in the backfield, his versatility
was recently brought to light
when Varsity Mentor John War
ren shifted him to a blocking'
spot, as the Emerald and Gold
was devoid of a top-notch, roek
’em-sock-’em type of blocker.
And Roblin filled the bill. He
blocks as hard as he runs, as any
of you who saw last Saturday's
game with Washington will tes
tify. The black-haired, barrel
chested young man from Pitts
burgh. California, has a few other
pigskin tricks up his sleeve. Of
late, he has gained fame as a
punter de luxe, recently winging
one some 87 yards up the green
sward. Last, but by no means
least, is his vicious tackling
Works in Mill
Roblin really plays for keeps
and he's at his best when the
going’s the toughest. Tommy con
ditioned himself this summer by
working in a steel mill near his
home town. While in high school,
Roblin split his football time,
sometimes playing up in the line
at guard, or out at an end, al
though he did cavort a major por
tion of the time in a ball-carrying
halfback role.
Tommy’s not predicting his fu
ture, as he expects to enter the
armed services soon, not until
the end of this football season, at
the earliest, however. After that?
Well, the good-natured halfback
just grins and says that “he’ll
probably wind up in some form
of physical education work.’’ And
looking over his solidly built,
five foot eleven inch, one hundred
and eighty-five pound frame, you
just have to agree with him.
Incidentally, if you haven’t al
ready gotten into the habit, glue
your eyes to number “77" the
next time the Webfoots get into
action. That’s Mister Roblin, and
he’ll give you an afternoon of
football entertainment.
UCLA Bruins Get Boost
After Nailing Down OSC
The UCLA Bruins stole the
Pacific Coast conference spot
light in football games played
Oregon Loses Paul Washke
As Navy Sends Quick Call
What proved to be a loss to
the University of Oregon phys
ical education department turned
out to be a gain for the Univer
sity of Arizona yesterday when
Paul R. Washke, popular Oregon
gym instructor, resigned his job
here to become a naval lieutenant
(s.g'.l at Arizona.
Washke's new job calls for him
to serve in a program of physical
fitness, acting as an advisory as
sistant, He will first receive in
struction and training from
former heavyweight boxing
champion Gene Tunney, who has
become famous of late for his
physical fitness activities.
It was “Professor” Washke
for thirteen years at Eugene.
During that span of years, the
physical education mentor also
served as varsity tennis coach,
turning out many outstanding
Oregon net men.
Washke was largely instru
mental in setitng up Oregon’s
intramural program. He made it
a point to see that every youn
man at Oregon was given
chance to engage in some brand
of athletics. “A sport for every
body." was his motto.
p aq
over the weekend, by virtue of
their smashing 30-7 win over de
fending Hose Bowl champs, Ore
gon State.
While Oregon’s own Web
feet traveled to Portland to
drop a 15-7 decision to the
Washington Huskies, Washing
ton State continued on its win
ning ways by crushing helpless
Montana, 68-16, a new scoring
record for the Cougars,
The University of California
Bears, highly rated in pre-season
dope, suffered their second con
secutive loss, this time to non
conference member Santa Clara.
The Broncos copped the tilt, 7-6.
The Vandals of Idaho came down
to their own class to crush Che
ney normal, 2S-7, on the passing
efforts of Halfback Manson.
The Coast's other representa
tives. Stanford and Southern Cal
ifornia suffered set-backs in two
intersectional frays. The Indians
bowed to Notre Dame's power
and deception, 27-0, while once
lived up to his name by playing
60 minutes, spun the extra point
through the goal posts and the
Oregons were up 7 to 0 with sev
en minutes played since the be
ginning of hostilities.
Alas and alack, that was about
all the boys could do offensively
for the rest of the afternoon.
Washington came back after get
ting- a break on Reynolds’ fum
ble and were down knocking on
the six-yard line.
But the Webfoots held twice
for downs, and it looked like they
were out of trouble until Roblbc.
got off a wobbly punt that on ) -
traveled to the Duck 31. Gene
Walters cracked three times at
the Oregon forward wall, and on
the third try he smashed 27 yards
to the Oregon two. Mark Mc
Corkle took over and bulled
across for the score. Olson knot
ted the count with a placement,
Robinson Scores
Washington kept right on go
ing in the third. With a liberal
sprinkling of sophomores in the
Webfoot lineup, Speedbcy Sam
Robinson took off on a fourth
down plunge into the Duck line*
sucked the entire secondary
in, cut to the right and galloped
42 big yards unmolested for a
score. Olson barely missed the'
uprights with a placement try.
Oregon was a hardluck ball
club, to say the least. The l'os« |
of Roy Dyer stopped them,'
just as the offense was begin
ning to move smothly—War
ren had to have two neophyte
ends in at the same time. But
that is for the Monday morn
ing quarterbacks to mull over
—and the game left plenty of
John Warren's new backfield
system looked good—very good
—and the Ducks should be
tougher and tougher. Roy Er
ickson caused a lot of favorable
comment in his first varsity ap
pearance—his passing being ef
fective and averaging 3.8 yards
per run attempt. Bill Davis, great
Grants Pass sophomore, looked
like one of the best fullbacks on
the coast, packing the mail 18
times for a 3.8 average.
The Oregon line was agai(
makeshift—but one of the subs
“Red Dog" Bob Davis turned
in the performance of the after
noon and his life in Val Culwell's
place at right guard. Davis
roamed all over the gridiron mak
ing a series of great stops. Now
ling and Shephard turned in their
usual great show at the flank
mighty Troy was clipped by Ohio
State, 28-12.
Hugh L. Riordan, a Marquette
university professor whose birth
day is December 25, proposes a
Society for the Protection of the .
Birthday Gift Interests of ThosJly'
Born on Christmas Day.
Colorado university has added
500 seats to its fieldhouse, bring*
ing capacity to 5,600.