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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 11, 1946)
By BILL SRATTON
Assistant Sports Editor
Wednesday night the Emerald sports staff sent a telegram
ti^Dick Kern of the Montana Kaimin and asked him if he would
still like to spot Oregon two touchdowns to the tune of 100 bucks.'
■n-n aiucie appeared in yesterday s
Emerald telling of the dispatch,
and since then there have been
countless offers to back up the
bet. Unfortunately, however, there
has been no word from Missoula.
Although we might receive a reply
some time today, it is more likely
that Mr. Kern-—or his cronies—
will shut up, rather than put up.
However, if he calls the first cen
tury, lie might be foolish enough
to sell some sheep and put up a few
more to anyone that is interested
in taking Oregon and two touch
downs. Heaven help us, it he calls and wins, though, .brother, we
are going south with the,next flock of geese !
Stanford faces the Supreme test this weekend in its game
with UCLA. The Indians certainly have been the surprise team
of the conference thus far. Clipper Smith, whose USF Dons
were upset by the high-riding Indians last week, claimed they
^re the best team on the coast, and the Bruin-Stanford game
should leave no doubt. Pre-game predictions don’t give Stan
ford much of a chance, however.
Potency of Grizzlies Dec ided Tomorrow
The Uclan mentor made the remark that Montana would be
the surprise team of the circuit, and their potency might well be'
decided on the Hayward Field turf tomorrow. The USC-Oregon
State game in Portland has also drawn considerable comment.
The dope sheets give it to the experience packed Trojans, but
our country cousins might easily stage one of the major upsets
of the week. Jeff Cravath is going to miss his star halfback, Ted
Tannehill, who cracked a collar bone in practice shortly before
the team entrained for Portland. It is reported that he might be
benched for the season.
Basketball coach Howard Hobson received a packet of
letters from Blair Gullion, president of the National Associa
tion of Basketball Coaches of the United States, and we think
they are worthy of mention. Mr. Gullion received letters from
Scotland and Uruguay asking for basketball tips and rules in
order that basketball might be popularized in those countries.
These letters have been distributed to all the coaches of the
association with the request that information be forwarded to
Scotland and Uruguay.
Hobby Started Move in Italy
Hobby was instrumental in starting the move in Uruguay and
^Ir. Garcia, director of the National Coaching school of Uruguay,
wrote to the coaches association at the suggestion of Robson.
While Hobby was in Italy during the war, he also started a popu
lar basketball move there, with the help of the hundreds of GI
teams that drew the attention of the Italians. According to Hob
son, they are really enthusiastic.
Capt. David C. F. McQueen, athletic coach, gym and games
master of Langholm Academy of Inverness-shire, Scotland
stated in his letter, "I hope that the day will come when we in
Scotland can send to America a team or teams who will be in a
position to show that we have really learned the game.” Captain
McQueen said that he and his colleagues hope to make Scotland
really basketball minded in so far that they will be able to form
a basketball association and eventually a league.
The countless GI basketball teams that played in almost
every corner of the world played a large part in introducing the
popular American sport. According to Hobson, there were over
1,200 organized teams in the Mediterranean theater and over
2,000 squads in the United Kingdom during the war.
Capt. McQueen mentioned in his letter to Mr. Gullion that
‘‘During my war service in India and Burma it was my good for
tune to be several times in very close contact with the American
I joys out there and I was introduced to the game of basketball
as it should be played.” Now, he wants to teach his boys the rules
of the road.
Barristers Trip Vets;
Phi Psis, Sigma Tie
Kresse of Phi Psis Fractures Collarbone
For First Intramural Casualty of Year
By FRED TAYLOR
The Legal Eagles found themselves a challenger in the Vet
Dorm “EE” team and had to battle hard to win 13-12, while Phi
Kappa Psi and Sigma Hall fought to a 6-6 stymie in the Thursday
round of the intramural touch football season at Howe field.
The day’s play was, however, marked by the first casualty of
the intramural season when Don Kresse of the Phi Psis was
forced to retire with a fractured col
Two touchdowns in three plays
highlighted the fracas between the
law school gridders and the Vets.
The first counter came after only
two minutes of play when Vince
Otto of the Vets had a kick blocked
on the two yard line. Eagle A1 Gray
powered over for the six points, but
failed to make good on the conver
sion try. This gave the Eagles a
temporary lead, but not for long.
The following kick-off was
downed on the Vet nine, and on
the next play Otto rifled a 60-yard
pass to Eugene^ Smith, who sped
the remaining distance to paydirt.
The try for point failed, and that
ended the scoring.
Just before the third quarter
ended, the Eagles’ Roger Dick boot
ed the ball out of bounds on the Vet
four yard marker. Fullback Otto
immediately kicked out and the ball
was taken by speedster A1 Gray,
who proceeded to thread his way
behind good blocking all the way
from the 35 to touchdown territory.
Gray then slipped over guard for the
extra point, making the score at the
third quarter 13-6.
vets Retaliate Promptly
The Vets didn’t give the lawyers
a chance to rest their case, however,
as they promptly took the kickoff
and returned it to their own 40,
from where the combination of
Otto to Smith again took over.
This time Smith snagged the ball
on the Eagles’ 35 and galloped the
distance. The crucial conversion
point was missed as a bad pass from
Leicht on Sidelines
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varsity letterman who turned out
for practice after the season was
underway. Though Kufferman
had a late start he s getting into
condition and will possibly see
action against Montana Satur
Oliver also revealed that halfback
Roy Erickson who turned out for
ball at the first of the week is com
ing along fine, and may play Satur
Torchia, Ramey Look Good
Receiving plaudits from Oregon’s
head man for sparkling play in prac
tice were Right Halfback Sam
Ramey and Guard Pete Torchia.
Ramey’s blocking has been out
standing. Torchia made the switch
from end to guard and has been
showing promise at that position.
Other than left halfback Jake
Leicht, Webfoot injuries included
Guard Jim Berwick, Fullback
Waite Donovan, Halfback Ben
Holcomb, End Dan Garza, and
Fullback Bob Sanders.
Berwick still nutses a bad leg
which he injured in a Saturday
scrimmage before the opening ball
game. Garza is also held because of
an injured ankle. Sanders is ailing
with a bad knee. Donovan and Hol
comb are both victims of practice
session injuries received this week.
Puerto Rico was known as Bor
inquen by its Indian inhabitants
before Columbus’ time,
center caused the ball to roll dead.
That ended the pointmaking for the
day with the final score 13-12 for
Sigma Hall started off with a
bang in its tilt with Phi Kappa
Psi, showing a red-hot pass of
fense, but slowed in the latter
quarters, and the Phi Psi’s held
them to a 6-6 tie.
Starting from their own ten yard
line the Sigmas passed and ran to
their touchdown without surrender
ing the ball after the kick-off.
Lanky Winston Wright started off
the aerial attack by spiraling a 40
yarder to end Bob Gibson.
Another pass from Wright to Gib
son put the ball on the Phi Psi 25,
and after running a play around left
end for five yards the Sigmas again
took to the air, this time With Carl
Maxie doing the firing to the same
sticky-fingered Gibson w7io went
over for six points. The attempt fof
point was no good.
Phi Psis Come Back
Phi Psi got back into the game in
the second quarter on a passing
attack of their own. After being
held for three downs on the Sigma
35, quarterback Dave Smith faded
back and fired a perfect strike on
the one yard line to Russ RohwO*.
On the next play Smith threw
a short one over guard to center
Stan Esselstrom for six points.
The all-important extra point try
wailed for the Phi Psis, and the
score remained tied.
Action in the last half bogged
down and neither team threatened
Legal Eagles Vet Dorm “EE”
Subs: For Eagles: Brown, Davis,
Legal Eagles.6 0 7 0—13
Vet Dorm “EE”.6 0 0 6—12
Phi Kappa Psi Sigma Hall
Subs: For Phi Psi: Selman; for
Sigma Hall: Doxty, Cantrell, Os
Phi Psis .0 6 0 0— 6
Sigma Hall .6 0 0 0—6
Opening Saturday, Oct. 12th
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• Close to the campus
• Good riding country
• All new equipment
First Class Boarding Service
“Bring your horse to school!”
• Splendid accommodations
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• We feed omeline
2892 S. Hilyard St.
At the big red barn
West 10th and Olive