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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 23, 1942)
LENGTHY TROJAN JAUNT NETS 31 YARDS, HELPS TRIP WSC . . .
. . . as Southern California triumphs, 26-12, in Los Angeles. Howard Callahan (33), Troy back, ram
bles to Cougar 30, where he is tackled by Jay Stoves (lower left). Trojan players are: Steve Bianchi
(50), and Bob Musick (45); Cougars, George Dyson (32), Bill Remington (40), Frank Akins (6), Bill
Ward (44), and Jim Wright (34).
6 Greek Clubs Rate
Six touch-football teams crashed the coveted circle of the play-off
scries in the intramural league as the regular ‘pigskin season drew
to a close.
Final action starts next week with the half dozen contenders
battling among themselves for the championship spot.
Next Tuesday the Betas clash with the Kappa Sigma crew at
Lee Flatberg, co-sports ed
Fred Treadgold, co-sports
He’s a dour, solemn-faced gent, hair graying and tending
« recede slightly at the forehead. His small black bow-tie,
tlined boldly on a spotless white shirt, seems to capture the
whole essence of his personality—that of a retiring, book-delv
ing college professor.
We’re speaking of Francis X. Schmidt, Idaho chief-of
staff, who trundled a 28-man troop of Vandals into town today
from its Moscow outpost.
You’d never asosciate this unobtrusive individual with any
thing so ttfutal and devastating as football. In fact, on a
quiz program, you would expect him to meekly define “pig
skin" as the “epidermis of a porcine,” instead of the standard
American version of a football.
Long on Experience
But that’s where you're wrong. Francis X. has seen a lot
of water go under the bridge in football since 'he got his
start 'way back in the World War I era—1915. He’s seen,
and undoubtedly tested for himself, the many fancy and
varied modes of attack devised over this 27-year span—Notre
^anie system, Minnesota shift, wingback formation, “T” for
®^ion, “QT,” man-in-motion, etc.
Schmidt has sifted through this voluminous assort
ment of tricks, plays, and formations, culling out the un
wanted, instituting the desirables in his own attack. From
this, Francis X. has developed a fancy-Dan, fool-’em-every
time, hipper-dipper brand of offense. And this element of
surprise, which military experts claim as 75% of the ef
fectiveness of a battle attack, has borne fruit for the canny
Statistics Tell All
A glimpse over a few statistics will reveal just how suc
cessful Schmidt-coached elevens have been over the past
quarter century. His pupils, in six different colleges, have won
170 games, lost but 47, and tied 12, for an average which
wings its way along in the ,740s. Most successful stint for the
crafty Vandal mentor was 1929-33 at Texas Christian, where
his Longhorns won 46, lost six, tied five.
Before his ascent to the coaching throne at Moscow
J'n 1941, Francis X. put in six eventful seasons under the
oanner of Ohio State U. He kept the Buckeyes continu
ally in the national limelight with clubs that won 35 times
and lost but 12.
His Idaho squad this year is low in man-power, his re
serves are limited, his team injuries are many, but you can be
certain about one thing, Francis X. Schmidt will have his
gang mixing 'em up out there tomorrow, pulling everv known
trick in the books, plus a few of his own specialties.
Everything points to fast-moving, action-bulging aft
ernoon on Hayward field.
We believe that a bouquet should be tossed the way of one
lineman who has, after plugging away in the background for
two years, suddenly' come to the fore. We're speaking about
L»b "Red Dog" Davis, compact but agile guard. Davis has had
a'^fmgh row to hoe. Almost obscure behind such regulars as
"\ al Culwell, Ray Segale and Floyd Rhea, little chance was
given "Red Dog" to strut his stuff.
Then sagainst the Washington Huskies, his opportunitv
came. Culwell was smashed in practice in a pile-up. Warren
Web foots Culwell Shows
Opponents Rough Time
By FRED BECKWITH
Salinas, California, is proud of her representative to the Oregon
varsity, Yal Culwell, two hundred and ten pounds of fighting guard.
He’s rugged, that boy. From the grass on the football field, his
frame shoots up to six feet and one inch.
This is his third year of give-and-take on that Duck forward
wall. Football experts up and .. ..
down the coast have cited his out- ,
standing offensive and defensive !
play now for the past three sea- ;
Although injuries have I
robbed him of lots of his play- ;
ing time this year, “Valentine,” i
as his buddies hail him, is rar
ing to get back into that lineup.
And it will be a sad day for op
ponents when he does resume
his pigskin activities up front.
Val is physical education ma
jor for your info. At present, he
has a temporary deferment from
Uncle Sam. He’d like to play a <
couple of years of “professional !
ball” and then take up the coach- j
ing reins of some collegiate outfit.
This summer the husky
guard spent his time operat
ing his own trucking company.
Yep, believe it or not, Val owns
no less than three trucks. He
operates the trucking business
in Corvallis, of all places.
Culwell’s pals on the squad
state that he’s quite the ladies’
man, and that he really shines
on “Valentine’s day!”
Let’s hope that Val ends his
ride on the splinter circuit and
takes up his cruising activities in
Allegheny college was so
named because a large part of the
area it serves is watered by
streams that make up the Alle
3ROWN wallet. Finder keep
money, return wallet. No ques
tions asked. Brod Hagen, phone
^OST- Near men’s dorm, Elgin
wrist watch, black band. Re
ward. Morton Granas, Omega
Sixty students from Mexico at
end the University of Texas.
Dining Room and Coffee Shop
222 E. Broadway. Phone 2000.
4:00 p.m. on field No. 1.
One hour later at 5 p.m., the
Sigma Nu juggernaut will at
tempt to roll over the Phi Delts.
Fijis Draw Bye
The Fijis and SAEs draw byes
Tuesday, but get into the thick
of battle on Wednesday, as the
former outfit takes on the win
ner of the Sigma Nu-Phi Delt
battle and the latter unit meets
the victor of the Beta-Kappa Sig
clash. The Fijis roll into action
at 4 p.m. and the SAEs take on
their opponent at 5 p.m. Both of
these semi-final games are on
The two semi-finalists will
then combat each other in the
intramural! final, the champion
ship-at-stake battle that takes
place next Thursday, field No.
1 at 4 p.m.
Touted Hen Hall
Highlight of yesterday’s girls’
intramural volleyball competition
was Hendricks hall’s thrilling
win over Kappa Alpha Theta, 32
30. The losers trailed 23-12 at
halftime but rallied in the second
half to make it anybody’s con
Bev Goetz led the Hendricks
squad, defending 'champions, in
their win. Phyl Root starred for
Other games saw Sigma Kap
pa crashing the win column
thanks to a 46-20 trouncing of
the Tri-Delts, and Chi Omega
winning their first game of the
season at the expense of Alpha
Joe Squires, star end for Du
quesne university football team,
has completed his CAA course.
Whether you own a
limousine or a “ja
lopy” your car needs
For gas . . .
oil . . .
greasing . . .
battery check . . .
“On the Campus”
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