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Sigma Nus Win Touchball Title
Champs Power Over
Hapless Betas, 34-0
By JOE MILLER
Someone ought to tip off John Warren about his Sigma
Nil fraternity brothers!
They should be out for the varsity—they’re that good. In
cidentally, they smashed down the Betas 34 to 0 in the finals
to capture the IM touch football championship with a dazzling
exhibition of aerial pyrotechnics that left 200-odd spectators
•with the conviction that they
were virtually unstoppable.
From the first play the Sigma
Mas had the ball there was little
doubt of the outcome. "Bird
Dog” Dick Whitman faded back
in the neighborhood of his 35
Vaid line and cut loose with an
aerial bomb that "Bongo” Wil
liamson hauled down on the Beta
15-yard line. Another Whitman
pitch brought the ball to the three
and on fourth down The Dog
passed to Center Stan Skillicorn
in the right flat for the score.
That Whitman man exploded an
other one for the extra point to
3*!d Multy standing' up. The
Snakemen led 7 to 0.
After grabbing a Beta punt,
those Sons of the White Star
didn’t fool around. Whitman,'
whose throwing arm is the prop
erty of the Brooklyn Dodgers,
needled a strike to Eddy Multy.
a great wingman, who grabbed
the strike on the 50 and roared
the rest of the way down the right
.sideline for the second Sigma Nu
touchdown. Blocking back “Jar
i ing John” Bubalo dropped back
and threw to Rog Dick for the
Sigma Nus 14, Betas- a great
Multy kicked off again and
the Betas had their chance
with the pigskin deep in their
own territory. Left End Mowl
ler managed to break through
the effective 3-1-3 pass defense
of the Nus, but he slipped and
punted dead on the SN 35.
An old adage says “Lightning
never strikes twice,” but it never
took into consideration these
Sigma Nuers. Multy roared in
the right flat and nabbed an
other Whitman strike to ramble
55 yards to pay dirt. The way
was paved by a vicious key block
on the part of Rog Dick, who
.swept tlie Beta secondary out of
the way. Extra point good on
Sigma Nu 21, Beta Theta Pi 0.
The ubiquitous Mr. Multy
kicked a low roller to Mowller,
who returned to a pileup on the
JBeta 40, Two successive passes
■from Tailback Duden to “Pan
i ho” Finke, and the Betas had
their first down of the ball game.
With the ball in Sigma Nu ter
ritory for the first time on the
45, the Betas were unsuccessful in
three pass attempts and Freder
icks punted to Whitman, who was
i un into the crowd on his own
i t-yard line.
With 12 seconds left in the
half Whitman threw a long
strike down the sidelines to
, “Headman” Dick, who was
caught from behind 1>\ Beta
safety Duden as the half tint
ed with the Sigma Nils leading
21 to 0.
Don Mayne kicked off for the
slightly de-bounced Betas to Rog
Pick, who brought the ball back
to his own 30-yard line. Play got
almost out of hand at this point
and the Nus were forced to kick
after botli lines had worked each
The Betas tried their ground
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By DAVE WAY
Sports Editor, The Daily Californian
(The following is a column written by Dave Way, sports editor
of the Daily Californian, as part of an exchange column policy of
the sports department. Dave gives the Duck fans an inside glance
at the Bears.)
Down here in Berkeley, we've been predicting California
to win football games all season. After we lost three straight
games, we got the old horselaugh. But that was all forgotten
last week, when the Bears smothered Washington, 19-6.
We aren’t fooling a bit when we say that the Bears have
been that good ail along. But still we lost football games—Oregon
State licked us in the final seconds, 13-8; Santa Clara squeezed
by, 7-0, and the UCLA Bruins swamped the “poor” Bears, 21-0.
Statistics Favor Cal
But, in every one of those games, California had the statistical
advantage. In midfield, the Blue and Gold functioned like a perfect
team. It was goal line jitters that licked the Bears. They felt, some
how, that they couldn’t score without Jim Jurkovicli, who has been
out most of the season with an injury.
But Turk got back in the lineup last week, and now the Bears
feel that they can wax anybody. And Oregon at this point is num
ber one on the Bear list.
The Bear line was inexperienced to start the year. However,
that inexperience has turned to deadly efficiency—especially on
Lots of Backfield Talent
Besides Jurkovich in the backfield, Coach Stub Allison has a wealth
of material he can throw into the field. Current first string quarter
is Dan McCarthy, who under the Allison system bears the brunt of
the blocking assignments.
It’s hard to overlook Frank Porto, who has been shifted to
full in order to make room for Jurk. At left half, either bulky
Johnny Graves or lithe Walt Gordon, Jr., may open. And held in
reserve is the powerful running of sophomore Art Honegger, and
the accurate passing (not to mention the running) of Gene
We aren’t kidding ourselves. The defense isn't so hot. That is
unusual for a California team, but it's true this year. We can hardly
expect to stop Oregon from scoring. Our hopes of victory hinge upon
a superior offense.
The Bears are really booming now. Even the great can fall
before as much potential talent as the Bears can field.
So better watch out, Oregon.
Oxman Handles Frosh;
Workout Lacks Spirit
Tommy Oxman took over tlu>
coaching' chores for the frosh
gridders yesterday. Anse Cornell,
frosh coach, has gone south to
handle publicity and accommoda
tions for the varsity.
Oxman, injured early in the
season, sent the Ducklings
through warming up exercises
and then topped the practice off
with a scrimmage,
The practice was rather disap
pointing. Oxman indicated. Not
much spirit and a very small
The Ducklings, it seems, are
still smarting a hit from their
setback from the Kooks last
Benny Holcomb, ace back
field speedster, was missing
from the practice from injury
sustained earlier in the week.
Babes Next Friday
The Duckling's have a scant
week to pull out of their slump
to get ready for the fast ap
proaching Babe game in Wash
ington. The two rivals are slated
to tangle in Seattle next Friday,
l.ast year, under John War
ren, and with Bobby Reynolds
and Stan Boyd showing' the
way, the frosh dumped the
Babes on Hayward field, 12 to
Oxman will handle the frosh
squad for the remainder of the
week and probably next Monday.
He is the second injured member
of the varsity to handle the job.
as Roy Dyer did part time work
on it last week.
Gridiron Ramblings - -
Allison Putters in Garden
By FRED BECKWITH
“Babe” Hd.llingberry, popular
mentor of the Washington State
Cougars doesn't confine his time
to coaching cne of the leading
pigskin outfits on the Pacific
coast. The man that has been
called “the most nervous coach
on the coast,” (probably because
of his sideline pacing stunt dur
ing sixty minutes cf a Saturday
contest I owns and' operates a gas
station in San Francisco.
When “Red” Strader was
called to active service, St.
Mary’s football fans clamored
for “Babe” who is very popu
lar in the S.F. Bay area.
Jimmy Phelan, ousted by Uni
versity of Wrashington wolves, got
the call, however, and is doing
a bang-up job in this his first
coaching season for the Gallop
ing Gaels of Mcraga.
The family of Jurkovich may
continue at Cal for another three
years, despite the fact that this
is “Joltin’ Jim’s” last season for
the Bears. It’s all very simple.
Brother Louie, age 19, is current-'
ly packing the leather for the
frosh, and doing a good job at
Incidentally, Leonard B.
“S t u b” Allison, California
coach, (known to his subordin
ates as “Top Sarge,” likes noth
ing better than to putter around
in his garden right after a ball
game, whether his Bears have
won or lost.
Mickey McCardle, this year’s
sensational breakaway threat for
the Southern California Trojans,
is listed in the eligibility chart as
a sophomore. Actually after ca
vorting around the House of
Troy’s pastures as a freshman,
he was ready to play ball for the
uuuiviiimjB . . .
. . . is injured varsity fullback
Trojans the next season. But alas
and afack !
USC, who only has about 75
backfield candidates running
around' in spring practice, com
pletely overlooked Mister Me
Cardie. Sc—Mickey wound up
playing ball for the Trojan re
serves or “Goofs” as they are
called. Oh yes, this isn’t general
ly known, but Mickey also played
ball for Los Angeles City colle^
Well, Mickey became in™'
censed at the fact that he was
only another man, not even
listed on the Trojan football
program. What does he do, but
run wild against the varsity in
scrimmage! Troy’s coaching
corporation got the gentle hint
and this year we’ve digested
reams of publicity about “Mic
key McCardie, Boy Wonder
Sophomore!” Mickey’s good,
but it’s a mystery as to what
his actual scholastic position is.
• . . Russ
DUCK LINEMEN ...
Ncm ling, left, anti Dick Ashcom wait Saturday’s Oregon