Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, September 25, 1945, Page 4, Image 4

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    Tex Home
From Navy
Coach Job
By Dave Goss
Returning to the Oregon grid
turf after three years of service
with the United States Navy,
"Tex” Oliver comes home at a
time when the Ducks are what
dopesters refer to as "lame
By the success of “Tex” with
navy trainees during the past
three years a small picture of
Oregon in this fall's conference
con be painted, but in net too rosy
colors. On his return in June he
was faced with the prospect of
molding a crew from only fresh
men and 4-f’s. The only bright
spot in the otherwise dismal scene
is the return of Bob Reynolds,
halfback, and Elliot Wilson, cen
ter. from the last regular Lemon
and Green team. The power of the
Webfoot squad cannot be known
till the Washington game is
played this Saturday at Seattle.
A routine which consisted of
training tlie Atlantic fleet in phy
sical and military drill and the
recreational needs for maintaining
good morale kept Lieutenant Com
mander Oliver very busy till he
was named head-coach of the
navy all-star team who played
that hard-hitting squad coached
by Captain Edgar J. Kenning, the
A A.F.-P.O.A. aggregation. Both
teams were leaded with All-Ameri
can players, the navy having nine
and the army eleven having seven,
Tire sailors won 14-0.
The navy team was not the only
football squad coached by Gerald
A. “Tex” Oliver during his stay
with the navy, lie was head-coach
wt St. Mary's Pre-Flight in '42.
The air fleet headquarters re
quested a manual on football to
he made by “Tex” and his assis
tants. This material was later
tiled as official textbook at the
Navy Institute at Annapolis. It is
worth noting that these rules on
pigskin regulations are recognized
today as one of the best technical
books on the subject ever to be
With "Tex" on his job of coach
ing the Weebfeet crew this fall
will be Vaugn Coreley, and of
course “Honest John” Warren. All
at these men have made a name
for themselves mentoring success
ful aggregations in both football
aud basketball respectively.
Building of
New Dorns
Set for ”46
Construction of a now women’s
dormitory, capable of housing- 200
students, will begin in the summer
months of 1946. This will bl'„ part
of tho University’s post-war ‘con
struction era. Located between
tilth and 14th on Emerald street,
it will contain kitchen facilities
for 400, should a new unit be
added in later years.
The dormitory will be the first
self-liquidating' institution of this
type on the campus. Bonds sold in
open markets to buyers will pro
vide money with which to build,
and the bonds will be paid back
vt ith interest within 25 years.
Dr. Will V. Norris, consulting
engineer of campus projects, will
lie supervisor of construction for
the project. Acting as architects
aie Lawrence and Lawrence of
Business manager of the Uni
versity, J. O. Lindstrom, noted
that the need for such a building
is acute.
Coach for Every Ball Playei%sMust he i ex s Gridiron Motto
THOSE WERE THE DAYS, when Tex Oliver had abundant fo otbni! material including All American’s, semi-pros, and professional
gridman. On Oliver staff were eight assistants who directed backfield and line functions. Pictured above are the coaching staff at St.
Mary’s Preflight before the Oregon game at Portland in 1942. Back row, from left: Lieutenant Commander J, M. “Sam” Barry, director
of athletics; Lieutenant (JG) Bob McNeish; Lieutenant Jim Lawson; Lieutenant Jim Dixon; Lieutenant Spike Nelson and Lieutenant
Commander Oliver. Front row; Ensign Larry Lutz; Lieutenant (J G) Hal Moe; Lieutenant (JG) Vaughn Corley; and Lieutenant (JG)
Jesse Hill.
Oregon Football Schedule, 1945
Sept. 29 .Washington at Seattle j
Oct. tl .Idaho at Eugene
Oet. 13 .Oregon State at Corvallis
Oct. 20 Washington State at Eugene
Oct. 27 . .U. C. L. A. at Los Angeles
Nov. 3 .Washington at Eugene
Nov. 10 ........... Washington State at Pullman
Nov. 17 .California at Berkeley
Dee. I ..Oregon State at Eugene
Lt. Benham Completes
Advanced Training
Word has been received that
1st Lt. James E. Benham, a stud
ent here in 1940-42, has completed
the advanced “post graduate”
course in “all weather” instrument
flying at the AAF instructors
school at Lubbock army air field,
Texas, and has returned to his air
transport command base.
Now, he will fly men and sup
plies wherever needed in helping
to maintain the demobilization
and occupation duties now in pro
gress, or will instruct others in the
latest methods of instrument fly
Several years have gone by and
the Lionnes have had no more
quintuplets. We always had a
hunch that couple was just a flash
in the pan.
She sa/s she cahTgo to the /homes w/tw os -
Coeds to Get Radios
For Disabled Vets
•Following an address given Tuesday afternoon to women
students by Li. James C. Whittaker, representative of the
United States Christian commission, the AWS announced its
plans to launch a drive to aid the USCC. The goal of the drive
will be the purchase of 25 radios for blind war veterans.
Jjeverly Carroll, secretary
of AWS and chairman for this
drive, outlined plans. Kach wo
man's organization will be ask
ed to donate one radio, if pos
sible. House names will be
placed on the radios.
Men are asked to leave their
donations at a special booth in
the Co-Op from 3 to 5 any after
noon until Friday. If a house col
lects more or less than 25 dollars,
the money will be pooled with the j
miscellaneous contributions and
those radios will be marked as
coming from the University of
“Considering that the ratio of
chaplains to men is often as low
as 1 to 4800, you can well realize 1
what a boon the radios are in lift
ing the spirits of war veterans,”
Miss Carroll said.
Visited Hospitals
Lieutenant , Whittaker visited
the hospitals - in person and ex
plained how welcome radios are to
the men. “When you see a blind
man cry out with appreciation,
you feel the radios are worth
while,” he stated.
Miss Carrol asked that each
house president contact her and
give to her the name of their rep
resentative for the drive.
Name Reps
Following are the representa
tives chosen to date:
Nadine Foss, Alpha Chi Omega;
Delores Ray, Alpha Delta Pi;
Harriet Tozier, Alpha hall, Caro
line Wright, Alpha Omicron Pi;
Jean Merrifield, Alpha Phi; Lois
Croner, Alpha Xi Delta; Robbie
Burr Warren, Chi Omega; Gloria
Stannard, Delta Delta Delta; Eliz
abeth Dean, Delta Gamma; Betty
Gene Simmons, Delta Zeta; Jo
Ann Knight, Gamma Phi Beta;
Kappa Kappa Gamma; Key Les
ley, Pi Beta Phi; Tenny Welch,
Sigma Kappa; Dorothy Habel,
Hendricks hall; Pat Crowell, Al
pha Gamma Delta; Maxine Sindin,
Susan Campbell hall.
‘‘Are you the bridegroom sir?”
No, sir, I was eliminated in the
the semi-finals.”
—Wayne Engineer,