Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 06, 1942, Page 4, Image 4

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. . . Curt Medium, Oregon's great southpaw who starred at right half
last year for the Ducks, is now playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers,
National professional league eluh.
Oregons Want Rain;
With hopes for a muddy field that might drown UCLA’s
delicate "QT” system, Oregon’s Webfoots continued drills
yesterday in preparation for the bowl-bound Bruins. The
game will be one of the highlights of the Homecoming week
end and is scheduled for 2 :00 p.m. on Hayward field.
The game tickets are scheduled for 2:30, but Graduate
('Ol'Ll)N'T FORGET . . .
. . . Vaughn Corley, ex-Duck as
sislaid Coach, couldn't forget liis
former players when they played
California last Saturday at KerUe
ley. Vaughn did his share on the
.•Adelines for the Ducks.
Hobson Works
Duck Hoopers
Howard Hobson continued to
drill his varsity charges in the
rudiments of basketball this week,
on the spacious oak floor of Mc
Arthur court. More than 20
Ducks are under the Hobson
wing' at present.
The lengthy trans-continental
trek to New York’s Madison
,Square Garden and usual pre
jronference schedule with eastern
teams, have been foregone be
cause of transportation difficul
ties. Replacing these warm-up
games will be a series of con
tests with strong independent col
lege teams of the northwest.
Manager, Anse Cornell an
nounced that the contest is defi
nitely set for two o'clock.
The Bruins are scheduled to
arrive in Eugene early this morn
ing and will have a try at the
slippery field and pigskin in a
short workout this afternoon on
Hayward field.
Babe Horrell’s aggregation fig
ure to be three touchdowns or
better than the Webfoots, and
it appears that Oregon’s only
chance to spoil their record is to
have old Jupe Pluvius on its side.
Ducks Ignore liain
Mud and rain are nothing new
for the Ducks, but it is liable
to cause trouble no end for
UCLA’s “QT" system. It is sim
ilar to Stanford’s famous “T”
formation, but with variations.
The question is, can Bob
Waterfield operate the Bruin
backfield on a wet field. They
haven’t had to play on any
thing but a dry field this sea
son, and this contributes partly
to their success, but they will
get the test Saturday unless
the weather changes rapidly.
UCLA fans have chosen to call
the Homecoming event just a
stopover on the way to the Rose
Bowl, but John Warren and his
Ducks have set their hearts on
upsetting the favorites.
UCLA Favored
Statistics and the renovated
Oregon backfield are all in the
Uclan’s favor, but there is a jinx
they have to break to pass this
“stopover" without mishap.
Oregon and UCLA have played
14 games since 1928, and the
Ducks have an eight to six nod
over the Bruins. That is in Ore
gon's favor, but the fact that
UCLA has never beaten Oregon
on Hayward field is the catch.
Regardless of jinx and the high
Duck spirit, the Uclans will be
heavy favorites, three touch
downs or more.
Two University of Pittsburgh
alumni are acting in motion pic
tures for M-G-M in Hollywood.
Fiji, Chi Psi, Delt, Phi Delt,«
DU, Omega V-Ballers Triumph
The Sigma Nus must have put
all their eggs in their touch foot
ball basket. Their volleyball sex
tet ripped apart at the seams to
fall before a wrathful Phi Gam
ma Delta club in yesterday’s in
tramural program, when the Fijis
put on a heated, late drive to tri
umph in three games.
The Fijis, slow to get rolling,
dropped the first battle 15 to 11,
but came back in the second
round to snatch a 15 to 11 verdict.
They won going away as they
powered to an easy win in the
third session, 15 to 4.
Big Earl Sandness and fast
moving Paul Folquet led the win
ners, while Skillicorn was the
chief Nu threat.
Chi Psis Win
Chi Psi opened their season
with a win when they triumphed
over Pi Kappa Alpha two games
to one. Capturing the first en
counter 15-7, they momentarily
lost control of the net and
dropped the second game 15-9.
However, they came back for
the decisive tussle as they
swamped the valiant Pi Kaps
15-3. Houston and Gleason
sparked the Chi Psis while Wehe
and Du Long kept alive the Pi
Kaps’ chances.
Omega liall won by forfeit
from the Yeoman ball elub.
Yesterday was fraternity day
as far as the intramural volley
ball league was concerned with
the Delts winning over Canard
club and the Phi Delts defeating
Campbell co-op in heated con
tests. In an all-fraternity game,
the DUs bested Sigma Alpha Mu.
The game between Canard club
and Delta Tau Delta was a walk
away with the Delts winning by
scores of 15-5 and 15-6 behind
the brilliant playing of Chuck
A hard-figliting Campbell
team was not strong enough to
stop the Phi Delts, who won
out after a hard struggle, 15-8
and 15-13.
In the second game, the lead
changed twice with the fraternity
men finally emerging victorious.
Dixon and Wright sparked the
winners while Thurston and Way
were the mainstays of the losers.
The DUs were just too strong
for'an SAM team that never gave
up and won handily, 15-0, 15-7.
After an inconsequential first
game, the Sammies took fire and
held tile DUs for the first part
of the second game but were un
able to maintain the pace.
Sports Staff:
Lee Flatberg
Fred Treadgold
Bill Stratton
Fred Beckwith
Ned Liebman
Ace Calise
Want Qnid 'WUme^i??
Emerald Picks ’Em
Well satisfied after its increasing accuracy, the Emerald
sports staff of peerless pigskin prognosticators got into a huddle
over the coming Saturday’s gridiron battles.
Our little group of “egg-sperts” actually hit four out of five :
winners in their hit-or-miss efforts of last week. And this, good
| friends, brings the season average to a healthy .700, according:
i to the decimal system.
So we have the destiny that fate had draped over tomorrow’s
football results. After throwing wads of copy paper into the waste
1 basket, and almost giving up in disgust, we arrived at the follow
| ing hodge-podgery of dope bucket drippings:
| Bruins Just Look Too Good; Poor Ducks ^
We’d like to call the home team on a hunch, but the old form"
chart insists that these Bruins are hotter than firecrackers. UCLA,
by two touchdowns.
Washington Gets Nod in This Case
The Huskies should continue their ride on the victory wagon 1
and this time at the expense of Stanford’s outmanned Indians. f
Not more than a touchdown’s difference, though.
Whew! Nothing But a Beaver Landslide
Our state rivals, the Beavers, will register a flock of points, f
and our picking average will go up. Poor Montana!
| Another Walkaway for WSC
Bob Kennedy will hit touchdown-land at least twice and his 1
| teammates will add two or three more scores. The Cougars over!
i Idaho in a breeze.
SC Can’t Stop Cal and Jurkovich
The Golden Bears have hit their stride. El Trojan is slated \
for a nose dive. Cal by two touchdowns.
Phi Psi-Chi Psi Annual e
Tiff Deep in Tradition
Although the battle cry, “Re
member Pearl Harbor” will be
in the hearts of every member of
Phi Kappa Psi and Chi Psi when
they meet Sunday in their annual
touch football game, the chant
“Remember Alpha Psi” will be
foremost in their hearts.
This grid contest has been a
tradition ever since the two fra
ternities have been organized on
the University cf Oregon cam
pus, but the reason lies much
deeper than the romance of
. . . hard names to spell, harder boys to stop. Oregon State's big
taekle and guard, respectively, who bode a bad time for opposing
On December 7, 1906—By
queer coincidence—the Alpha Psi
chapter of Chi Psi burned at Cor
nell, and the Phi Psi house was
next door. This fire was a trag
edy, four Chi Psis losing their
lives and one Phi Psi sacrificed
his life that he might save one
of his neighbors.
This touch football .contest
is not a tradition throughout
the country where both frater
nities are on the same campus,
but the “good will” policy pre
vails universally.
Until the Chi Psi group was
able to find new lodgings after
the “little Pearl Harbor,” Urn.
friendly Phi Psis housed th^Lf
and since that time, they consid
er themselves the most intimate
pair of fraternities in the na
Both teams claim they are go
ing to win, but the odds give the
Phi Kappa Psi aggregation the
nod. Since the tradition has
started at Oregon, the Phi Psis
have lost only one game to their
friendly rivals.
Chi Psi won last year, 6 to 0.
The winners of last year’s con
test claim to have most of last
year’s team back with a few
frosh added, but the Phi Psis are
hot on the trail and are out
sweet revenge — according W.
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