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a. Shades of Texas !•
The last time it happened was December 6, 1941, and De
cember 7 came along so we could forget all about it. But we
can’t very well alibi out of it this time because Head Man
Warren says he has no excuses to make. “We just got beat”
is his only remark.
In fact, we were just a little worried about Oregon when
we first started talking about the 40 to 0 deal. We asked John
how many of the first string linemen started and John told
us all but one, Jim Shephard. “But,” added John, “Rhea went
out on the first play, and Culwell followed on the second. Dick
Ashcom didn't even make the trip so that made four regu
lars in the line that didn’t see any action to speak of.”
Trojans Roared Through the Guards
And the line is where the Trojans went. In fact John says
they hit it and never stopped going. They poured through
the guard positions all afternoon. *
But there is a bright spot in the weekend. Oregon
State took it in the neck too.
That’s an amusing cartoon they run on the front page of
Jljie sport section of the Oregonian. The only thing I can't
understand is why the Trojans aren’t in the picture. They are
surely in the picture for the coast crown. They have beaten
Washington State, the only club that has managed that feat,
and they have a game coming up with UCLA at the end of
the season. The Bruins have never beaten USC and the way
the Trojans went last Saturday this might not be the year
to do it.
U5C Might Hit the Rose Bowl
Should that be the case the Trojans have as much right in
the Pasadena classic as any team. They will hold wins over
the other two contenders and will also sport a good record
in twins and losses for the season.
It’s just as John Warren puts it, USC is a highly over
looked ball club. Their only defeat was suffered at the
hands of Stanford. John also admits that Mickey Mc
Cardle is the best half the Ducks have played against
Another verbal blast came out of the south this week. This
ftnie it’s Paul Zimmerman who has yet to see the Ducks play.
I'o hear friend Zimmerman speak one would think that the
Ducks should be held on charges of arson, voluntary man
slaughter, mayhem, and carrying concealed weapons. We’ll ig
nore the remarks—we’re getting tired of ’em any way, but we
have one suggestion to make. “Hell, Mr. Zimmerman, you
don’t play football for social reasons.”
Mr. Wolf Takes the Cake
But what really curdles us is the article that steamed out
of a typewriter driven by A1 Wolf of the Los Angeles Times.
His main beefs were the weather, with which. Mr. Wolf, we
had nothing to do, and holding on the part of the Ducks.
California has wonderful weather, the chamber of com
merce tells us. They have near ideal conditions the year
around. So they cry their little eyes out when they have
to leave their sunny backyard to play elsewhere.
I wonder if they have ever considered that teams in nearly
every other part of the country are playing in snow or on
Lelds that are frozen solid.
And Mr. Wolf, don’t think the tables aren't exactlv re
versed when the Ducks go south. Sure, the Ducks are good
in the mud, they’re used to it, but have the same trouble with
the heat and a fast field that you have with the mud.
As for the holding business: Mr. Wolf screams that
the Webfoots were holding the UCLA team in that mud
fest which the Bruins lost. We’ve found an answer for
that one too. When the Q-T starts operating about six
men come charging over and around the line. You haven’t
time to ponder over which man has the ball. You tackle
every man who looks like he might have the ball up his
sleeve and make sure. If you don’t, you get snowed un
der a bunch of touchdowns. Oregon didn’t get snowed un
der that Saturday and the Cal writers accuse ’em of hold
But the payoff—the Bruins are yelling now because the
schedule didn’t leave room for them to play Washington State.
I have no idea what s going to be done with the southern
branch of this conference.
A gang of travel weary Web
foots arrived in Eugene early
Monday afternoon to begin prep
arations for Oregon State in the
annual “Civil War” in Corvallis
Although the Ducks were in
jury stricken against the Tro
jans, they are expected to be at
full strength against the Beav
ers this weekend.
Neither team has had a gqod
season this year. Warren is con
cerned with this battle more than
anything else, and has forgotten
the previous games, many of
them that are anything but hap
The Ducks are scheduled for
two or three scrimmages this
week—probably against the frosh
—starting Tuesday. Because they
didn't arrive until late Monday,
the Ducks didn’t climb into their
heavier equipment, but only light
warm-ups to go through condi
tioning and running drills.
The Beavers have proven to
have a plenty potent passing
attack, and the Webfoots will
concentrate on checking it this
week with the frosh team as
Everett Smith forms the spear
head of the OSC passing attack,
and will be guaranteed a plenty
rough time by the Ducks.
If the field is wet, it will pos
sibly be a battle of fullbacks,
with Tommy Roblin and Joe Day
doing the honors. Roblin has
proven one of the most versatile
and hardest driving backs on the
coast, and Oregon’s State’s Day
isn’t far behind him.
Thirteen seniors will make
their last appearance with the
Webfoots in the OSC game.
They include: Dick Ashcom,
Steve Bodner, Val Culwell, Bob
Davis, Roy Dyer, Ed Moshof
sky, Russ Nowling, Kenny Oli
phant, Tommy Roblin, Jim
Shephard, Len Surles, and Tom
Seniors Set Meeting
To Discuss Class Funds
A senior class meeting has been
scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday
in 105 commerce. All seniors
should attend’ as it concerns the
Dopsters Hit Jack Pot;
WSC Still Tops Heap
PACIFI CCOAST CONFEKENCE
Washington State ...
U. C. L. A.
Oregon State .
5 0 1 .833
3 0 1 .750
3 1 1 .750
4 0 2 .667
3 1 2 .600
.3 0 3 .500
3 0 4 .429
2 0 4 .333
l 0 4 .200
0 0 5 .000
It was a bonanza day for that
little select corps of peerless pig
skin prognosticators that the
Emerald sport staff composes.
Out of five hit-or-miss selections,
our sturdy board of we-call-’em
as-we-see-'em boys hit four on
We would have had that fifth
game right except that- it was
To boil matters down, our
beloved varsity blew the duke
to the Essec- power corporation,
forty to zero. A gent by the
name of Mickey McCardle must
have been celebrating his birth
day, ’er sumpin’.
It was a double dose of defeat
for the Emerald state as the Bea
vers from Corvallis way, and Ore
gon State in particular, were
taking it on the chin to the tune
of 49-13. Oh, yes. The T-party
specialists from Stanford made
Washington State was content
to defeat the vandal-less Van
dals of Idaho by a measly touch
down. Of course it had to be Bob
Kennedy that slid into the lovely
And the University of Califor
nia, fondly dreaming of next
week's Big Game with Stanford,
just did remember to put thir
teen points together to turn back
a travel-weary squad of Montana
Grizzlies. The Montana outfit
didn’t even have a point to show
for their Pullman ride to Ber
In a non-conference game,
(Gregory would call it Kings-X)
Santa Clara remained king-pin
of the coast independents by
waxing St. Marys, 20-7.
disposal of senior class funds.
Because of the lack of a quorum
at a previous meeting ,the matter
could not be voted upon.
WALT HARRISON . . .
. . . Husky center and one of the best in the country.
Members of the frosh football
team resumed their three-to-five
p.m. workout session yesterday,
following a day’s rest after their
victory over the Camp White Ar
my “Engineers” from Medford.
Although regular Coach Anse
Cornell returned to town with the
player-coach contingent of Ducks
from the Southland, it was dura
ble Dick Ashcom that again put
the Ducklings through their
Two Hour Session
The two hour session was con
fined to running through old
plays and calling signals.
The field was still soggy from
an almost continual torrential
Although the squad escaped
major injury from Saturday’s
contact with the Engineers,
such was not the case yester
day. O’neill Holloway, left
guard who stepped into a start
ing berth against the army
boys, was victim of a leg in
jury during the two hour prac
tice, although the workout was
It is expected, however, that
Holloway will be able to perform
against the Oregon State Rooks
in the football game slated for
this Friday night on Hayward
Frosh Seek Revenge
The Ducklings will be seeking
revenge, for on their original out
ing with the Corvallis kids this
year, they wound up on the short
end of a 6-2 count.
Coach Cornell will resume
the duties of head mentor to
day, and the frosh are slated
for some contact work, and
probably a good scrimmage to
morrow, tapering off for Fri
day night’s game.
The freshmen’s season record
to date is two games won, and
one game lost. Friday night’s
game will terminate the 1942
On the . . .
:00—Court 40, SAEs vs. Betas.
Court 43, ATO vs. Yeomen.
4:40—Court 40, Alpha Hall vs,
Court 43, Gamma Hall vs. Ph£
5:20—Court 40, Sig Eps vs. Sig
ma Alpha Mu.
Court 43, Campbell Club vs.