Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 06, 1942, Page 5, Image 5

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    Oregon’s well-wishers are praying for rain. Seems strange
in this land where sunshine is at a premium that Jupe Pluvius
is being coaxed to unplug his water-bag and inundate the fair
city of Eugene with a deluge. But it's being done.
As things stack up now, a wet field, slippery ball, and un
stable footing appear to be the best, and probably the only
way, to slip a knockout punch past the Uclans’ guard Satur
day. For the bustling Bruins, currently fayored to ride rough
shod to the conference championship on a non-stop junket,
meed a bone-dry field, fast and sure underfoot, to work the
mystical eccentricities of the famed “QT” formations in the
manner desired. It's mainly a fancy passing assault, subor
dinated by some ferocious line-blasting and end-skirting that
make the Westwood Bruins the terrors of the circuit.
\\ hile the Duck adherents are faithfully trying to convince
Mr. Pluvius of the desirability of rain for Saturday, ‘‘Honest
Jawn'' Warren, Oregon head master, has been relentlessly
whipping his pupils through their “daily dozens.”
Drill on Uclan Formations
UCLA formations, passing plays, running maneuvers all
have been given a thorough scrutinization by Warren & Co.,
via the magical eye of the motion picture camera. “Jawn”
and aide Manny Vezie then went into a huddle, compared
ideas, and came out with a defense which they hope will un
seat the skyrocketing Horrellmen from their first-place throne.
If ever a game was ripe for an upset plucking it is
this one. Here’s the picture: UCLA, unbeaten and untied
in league competition, gaining strength and prestige with
each week, is already being boomed by Bruin backers as
the logical choice to smell the rose petals New Year’s day.
Decidedly on the opposite end of the conference teeter
totter is the hard-luck outfit of the loop, our darlings, the
Ducks. Residing in a spot definitely lower than their actual
caliber, the Webfoots will have one big advantage this Sat
urday—entering the tilt as definite underdogs.
Webfoots Confronted by Huge Job
It will be a gargantuan task to stop-the rolling- Bruin jug
gernaut now that they have had Rose Bowl designs waved
before their eyes. Even if the Oregon skies would part, loosing
a liquid torrent on the boys from the dry country to the
south, tlie Ukes won't be any pushover in the mud.
They have in this sensational junior quarterback, Bob
Waterfield, the same ,sort of inspiration as Cal possesses in
Joltin’ Jim Jurkovich. When Waterfield began clicking, the
Bruins perked up after an unimpressive debut, and have
stormed some of the most formidable citadels on the coast,
gamely Oregon State, California, Santa Clara, and Stanford—
and have conquered.
He’s big, this Waterfield. Stands 6 feet 1 inch, weighs 190
pounds. His prowess as a field general is undisputed. When
you talk of passing, that's really down Bob’s alley. The Bruin
signal-barker has, in six games, completed 29 passes in some
75 throws. Six of these connected for touchdowns, many of
the others were directly responsible for setting- up other scores.
Waterrield the Boy to Watch
Mr. Waterfield will be the first and prime objective
in the Duck campaign to shackle the Bruin.
Although Waterfield seems to be head ringmaster in the
UCLA offensive show, he is not on his own by any means.
At left half is a fleet-footed yardage travel-conscious senior,
one A1 Solari. Flanking Solari is the kingpin of the Bruin de
fensive unit, Right Halfback Ev Riddle. This 180-pound ment
ally-alert Uclan is a real “Johnny-on-the-spot,” has intercepted
five passes and broken up many more aerial thrusts so far this
Rounding out the backfield unit which is noticeably well
balanced comes the rugged, hard-to-stop and drop, Ken Snell
ing. He packs the weight among the ball-toters, 212 pounds
of it, and is well aware of the kind of “impression” he can
make on enemy linemen.
Hot Cookie of Uke Scorers
What’s more, this mountainous, pulverizing Bruin has es
tablished himself as the number one Bruin score-manufac
turer. His “priorities card” enabled him to mark up some 30
tallies, many via the conversion route. Besides scoring talents.
Snelling has another weapon, a lethal right hoof, capable oi'
thumping the pigskin with distance and accuracy. A 37.52
yard average per boot is what the versatile Snelling can point
to with pride.
Strange to say, this Bruin line-crusher is no raving terror
"'hen he is not roaming the turf; rather he is much of a pacifist.
He’s married, plays the saxophone, and indulges in painting
with watercolors and oils as a pastime.
Washington Frosh Coach
Vows Maltreatment of UO
A sample of what is in store
for the Ducklings was expressed
by Coach Roy Sandberg of the
Washington Babes when he al
lowed himself to be quoted of the
following: “Where’s that Oregon
frosh team ? We'll give them
some of that same stuff we dished
out to the coast guard last week!"
Just what the Washington
mentor could mean by those
words is a matter of speculation
but the odds are high that it
wont’ be ice cream and cake. The
reference to the coast guard was
a small way of bringing attention
to the fact that the Babes
trounced the Port Angeles team,
19-0, last week in a rough-and
tumble battle at Port Angeles.
From Seattle also comes the
news that Ben Holcomb is the
boy to be stopped. Washington
scouts have passed the word that
Holcomb does everything but
carry the water on the field at
half time.
The Washington club may be
no little surprised when Vein
Wheeler, new Duckling fullback,
steps onto the turf and shows
some of his fancy steps. All in
all the Huskies will td doing
well if they concentrate on all
the Ducklings and do not at
tempt to halt just one or two of
Anse Cornell's charges.
Following is the list of the 26
man traveling squad which will
entrain for Seattle today: Dick
Hall, Dick Cooper, Vern Wheeler,
Jack Monro, Don Stanton, Don
Martin, Joe Olsen, Earl Haines,
Bill Bodner, Bill Murphy, Bill
Hanna, Ed Culberson, Marion
Rushing, Bill Monahan, Tony
Klobas, Pete Miller, Ben Hol
comb, Jim Porter, Spud Crouch,
Bill Woodland, Ray Hiedenreich,
Ralph Barneywolt, Jack Burrell,
Chuck VanAtta, Harold Abelson.
WSC Babe Hollingbery Prizes
Tattered, Old Red Sweater
One large-knit red sweater,
now battered, ragged and torn,
has served Orin E. (Babe) Hol
lingbery, WSC’s veteran football'
master, through 23 years of
coaching. The sweater is now as
characteristic of Babe as his own
sideline antics on the football
“I'm really not superstitious,”
Babe says, “but that sweater has
stuck with me such a long time
that it’s become a good-luck em
Hollingbery received the sweat
er when playing football with
the Olympic club in 1919. Since
then, it has been on his back
while coaching Lick and Bates
prep schools in San Francisco,
the Olympic club in San Francis
co, the annual East-West Shrine
games, and the Chicago All-Star
game which Hollingbery helped
coach several years ago.
17th Coaching Year
Now, Babe and this sweater
are starting their 17th year
coaching the Washington State
Cougars when the initial prac
tice started September 10. Even
the boys don’t want to work un
| Oh the . . .
I-M Slate
Friday’s volleyball games are
postponed until the end of the
season because of Homecoming.
All games to be played Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday of next
week on court 43 will be trans
ferred to court 661
Uni House Tips
Gamma Phis
University bouse went on a
scoring rampage to down the
Gamma Phis, 67-14, yesterday
afternoon in coed intramural vol
Sally Speiss played one of the
best games seen this year for the
Gamma Phis. She consistently
took points away from the vic
tors and recovered many an im
possible shot. Helen Schow, Wan
da Dimnich, and Marianne Blen
kinsop led the victors.
Roller Skating Every
Night, 7:30 to 10:30
I For Party Reservation
Phone 3250-J
Skating Rink
25 W. 7th St.
Eugene, Ore.
less Hollingbery wears his tra
ditional sweater.
Last season, the battered gar
ment was misplaced by one of
the managers before the opening
game in Los Angeles against
Everything on the trip went
wrong, the boys didn’t get their
workout on the way down, they
were held up eight hours by a
landslide, didn’t arrive in Los
Angeles until 2 a.m., the street
cars in Los Angeles kept them
awake the short time they were
in bed, the game was played at
night and the passing attack
which Hollingbery had mapped
out bogged down because of the
dew on the ground, and the Cou
gars lost the game.
“When we got back home,”
Babe said, “I found the sweat
ter, and we started to win
again. This year I’ve appointed
a committee of one to take care
of it.”
Several years ago, the college
gave Hollingbery a new letter
sweater. He tried wearing it a
few times, but it just didn’t feel
right, so he went back to wear
ing his old sweater, and has been
wearing it ever since.
This year Hollingbery and hia
sweater are pointing toward an
other successful season, and aa
Babe said, “When I have no
sweater—no coaching.”
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Keep the home fires burning by
bringing the alums in for an enjoy
able afternoon or evening of bowl
ing in our well lighted alleys.