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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 15, 1942)
Here’s a tip: Keep your shirt on your back. Don’t wager
your month’s allowance on any football game, not even the
surest bet. Football is something that you just can’t dope
out, nothing is certain. It's safer to slap your wad on “Dog
Biscuit” in the third than to take a flier on this crazy, mixed
up, head-spinning grid pool.
To further convince the unwary of the ruin that lies
ahead if they continue to tread the path of the “gambler,”
we will enact a fictitious little “drammer" of what might.have
1; pened to a person who plays the “football ponies.”
Main character in our makeshift little episode is one Jo
seph \Y. Blough, shipyard arc welder par excellence. Now
Joe has been a gridiron fan since time immemorial. As soon
as lie was old enough to sneak in over the fence he was liv
ing, eating, sleeping, and diagnosing football.
Joe Goes All-Out
As time went on Joe developed a complicated system of
grid-doping. Encompassing calculus, logarithms, analytical
geometry, long division, weather reports, players’ diets, baro
metric pressure, past records, psychological and emotional
reactions, Joe’s system didn't miss a thing. After ten years of
substituting, revising, analyzing, Joe pronounced the system
as infallible—absolutely fool-proof. He was ready to try it
out and was so certain he coudn’t fail that he shot his entire
savings on the bet.
Joe laid it on the line. California couldn’t lose to a
supposedly anemic OSC club, his ouiji board calculations
,told him. Sure, UC looked unimpressive in winning 6 to 0
,^er St. Marys, but the Pacific Coast Prophets Union
No. 2189 had declared the Golden Bears prematurely,
league champions . . . besides, Joe’s guaranteed predic
tion system pointed confidently to a Cal. victory.
"What happened? Those upstart Beavers smashed Joe’s
prognostication to atoms with a story-book conclusion which
saw Oregon State win in the final 20 seconds.
Undaunted, Tries Again
Our pal Joe, taken aback somewhat, by the miserable fail
ure of his system to name the winner, thought, “Oh, well, it
can't be right every time.” And just to show that he wasn't
faint-hearted Joe was determined to try again, “and this
time the old system just couldn't fail”
Well, Joe, devoid of cash after the housecleaning,
mortgaged the old homestead (isn’t this touching?) in
order to get enough of that “green stuff” to back his
^Oregon State had shown Joe plenty against California, he
b grudgingly admitted, even though it was the Beaver who
had stripped him to the marrow. Joe got out his pencil, ap
plied the “infallible, fool-proof" Blough method and came up
with the Orangemen as a lead-pipe cinch to shove U.C.L.A.
all over the lot. No one but a fool would bet otherwise, so
Joe shelled out again.
UCLABops Oregon State
And what was the result in this unpredictable coast con
ference? A ferocious Uclan Grizzly,, who previously had hardly
the strength to draw a deep breath, mangled the rosy
luied OSC championship hopes with a terrific 30 to 7 mauling.
Friend Joe had it doped out to the nth degree. It was
as safe as money in the bank—he thought. But you just
can’t predict these football elevens. One day they play
like a gang of sand-lot kids, the next like champions.
But that’s football for you.
We haven’t quite figured out what happens now to pal
Joe. Maybe he’s still busily pouring over his calculations and
s. _ sties, pencil in hand, doping out this Saturday’s winners.
Maybe Joe, some of these days, will get tired of flubbing the
winners, thanks to those unquenchable upsets, and leave the
prognosticating to the gullible sports writers.
Anyway, don’t put up pa’s best Sunday-going-to-meeting
shoes as stake on a football game, even if you’re positive you
have the winning answer . . . cuz anything might (and prob
ably will) happen.
Koblin Sniffs Orchids
Orchids to “Terrible Thomas” Roblin, Oregon's great
halfback-quarterback, from Davie Molen, Idaho Argonaut
Molen takes his hat off to Roblin with a tribute which
declares, “Roblin hits harder than (Bob) Kennedy (Washing
tujvState fullback), never stops driving, is terribly elusive, and
pafccs offensive threats in his passing and kicking. It-wasn't
a flash in the pan, either, for last year we watched Roblin
pace his team to a 19-16 triumph over Washington in Seattle.
For future all-star selections keep your eyes on Oregon’s
Sigma Nus Continue
Slaughter, Win 53-0
By NED HERMAN
Sigma Chi 0, Pi Kappa Alpha 1
Behind the dynamic ball play
ing of speedy Wally Still, the Pi
Kappa Alpha touch-football crew
edged out Sigma Chi 1-0 in an
exciting overtime game.
The game was closely fought
throughout with most of the ac
tion taking place on midfield. It
was only in the last quarter that
a drive by either club material
ized. Both ball clubs neared their
opponents’ goal line, but could
not put across a winning tally.
The Pi Kaps won the ball
game when they chose Wally
Still to pass to Ross Wither. This
combo clicked for 25 yards and
enough yardage to win the game.
Still was easily the outstand
ing man for the winners while
Dick Burns kept the Sigma Chis
in the ball game.
Sigma Chi Pi Kap
Bradshaw .C. Smelser
Daneschen .RE. Wehe
Borrevick .LE. McMullen
Brown .F. Todd
Burns .RH. Richmond
Ebert .LE. Still
Subs: Pi Kappa: Wither, Har
Chi Psi Lodge 1, Phi Kappa Pst 0
In another overtime game, the
Chi Psi Lodge edged out the Phi
Kappa Psis, making four yards
more than their opponents to win
the ball game.
Both teams threatened con
tinually throughout the game,
many plays starting inside the
ten-yard line. Although each
squad turned in a good defen
sive game, neither one could
get started on the offensive
with fumbles and poor block
ing featuring the ball game.
This, however, was made up
by the fight shown by all the
players. Numerous players were
forced off the field because of in
Hancock paced the winners
with Frisbie spot-lighting the
Phi Psi Chi Psi
Noble . C. Gleason
Frisbie .RE. Mills
Esselstrom .LE. Johns
Jackson .F. Kenton
Tillson .Q .. Horstou
Kennedy .RH. Partneu
Khlemet .LH. Hancock
Subs: Phi Psis: Kresse, G.
Kennedy; Chi Psi—Perry.
By SHIRLEY DAVIS
Sigma Nu slaughtered the Al
pha hall club 53-0 yesterday in
a game that lacked even an ele
metn of competition for the vic
tors. Dick Whitman, with the
aid of Johnny Bubalo and Ed Nul
ty, displayed an aerial attack
that left the Hallmen reeling.
It was the second landslide re
corded by the Nus. They walloped
the Chi Psis, 68 to 0, last week.
Sigma Nu Alpha Hall
Williamson .LE. Frost
Skillicorn .C. Bande
Crane .RE. Schell
Bugalo .Q. Hart
Dick .RH. Oswald
Whitman .FB. Coffey
Subs — Sigma Nu: Johnson,
On an exceedingly sloppy field,
ALL-COAST? . . .
. . . Russ Nowling, stellar Duck
Dies In Crash
The war struck just a little
bit closer to home Tuesday when
a brief dispatch from the war
department announced the death
of Captain Dale Lasselle, whose
flying fortress crashed in the
British Isles October 3.
Relatives and friends mourn
the popular young- Portlander,
who gained fame on the gridiron
while wearing an Emerald' and
Lasselle won his letter in
freshman football at Oregon, and
then starred in three Webfoot
campaigns from 1934-36.
The former Duck gridder
was a tailback and was noted
for his broken-field running.
He received Ali'-Coast mention
Upon his graduation from Ore
gon, Lasselle worked a year for
his father and then enlisted in
the army air corps and was
trained at Randolph field and
Kelly field at San Antonio, Texas.
He was then assigned to a
bombing squadron at McDill
field, Florida, where he re
mained until June of this year.
He left the United States ten
days ago I? a flying fortress.
Death came at the height of his
air corps career.
Dale Lasselle has dropped from
our life, but his memory will live
on in the minds and hearts of
Phi Delta Theta triumphed over
Zeta hall 33-7. Phi Delt touch
downs were all made on passes
thrown by Hank Burns. Respons
ible for touchdowns in the muddy
brawl were Don Kirsch, who came
through with his share of two,
and Elliot Wright, Bob Stan
berry, and Martin Shedler, each
taking credit for one.
Phi Delts Zeta Hall
Wright .LE. Able
Shedler .RE. Cartascnga
Kirsch .LH. Beck
Krieger .Q. Hamilton
Burns .FB. Pupke
Subs—Phi Delt: Skade, Dyer;
Zeta Hall: Reed.
(Thursday, Oct. 15)
4:00—Field 1—ATO vs. Camp
Field 2—Fiji vs. Omega hall
4:45—Field 1—Beta vs. Sig
Field 2—Kappa Sig vs. Sher
ry Boss hall
So right now is
the time to drop
in the last thing
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Axel Hydronized coats
Rain Hats, Axel
our new line of
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ALPHA DEALTA PI sorority
pin. ‘Initials I.M.C. on back.
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