Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 23, 1946, Page 5, Image 5

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Assistant Sports Editor
According to information received from basketball coach
Howard Hobson, arrangements are being made to have a basket
ball clinic in McArthur court Thursday, October 31, under the
direction ot Chuck laylor. ||
Taylor, who has been holding lj
clinics since 1923, will demon- §
strate and describe the finer fj
points of modern basketball.
Motion pictures will also be
shown. Squad men from the {
Oregon varsity will be used for g
the demonstration, and Hobson
said that the public will be cor
dially invited to attend. There
is no admission charge.
“Chuck” was recently dis
charged from the armed forces
and had the unique distinction
of serving in both the Army and
the Navy Air Forces. While in
the Army, he coached the
Wright Field Kittyhawks, which was considered one of the
country’s outstanding service quintets.
His clinics were started on a part-time basis in 1923, but
at the suggestion of Notre Dame’s famed Knute Rockne and
Gus Tebel, who is now basketball coach at the University of
Virginia, the program was begun on a full time basis.
The clinics have helped countless coaches, players, and fans
to a better understanding of basketball fundamentals. Ed Krause,
basketball coach at Notre Dame, wrote recently, “I believe that
Chuck is the outstanding exponent of basketball today.”
In his demonstrations, he emphasizes basketball funda
mentals, stressing ball handling, shooting, and screen plays
as well as offensive and defensive team plays. Because Tay
lor confines his clinics to fundamentals and does not interfere
with any established coaching system, coaches welcome the
opportunity to bring their entire squads to see and hear Tay
y._ lor demonstrate the finer points of the game.
By utilizing two varsity squads, Taylor will be able to demon
strate fundamentals, and points of special interest to fans will be
shown in motion pictures.
Montana Sends Best Wishes
The guys from up Montana way turned out to be very con
genial. and not the money grabbing fiends we thought they were.
During the last week, we have received letters from the editor
of the Kaimin and his sports columnist, Dick Kern. They sent
along the word that Doug Fessenden’s boys have a tremendous
amount of respect for the Webfoots, and they wish Oregon all
kinds of good luck in the future—especially against UCLA.
According to Kern, Tackle Frank Briney was impressed more
than anyone else on the Montana team. He was carried off the
field after being hit by someone that he said packed a wallop
comparable to a pile driver. They claim it was Newquist.
Coach Hobby Hobson made the statement before basket
ball season started that “All positions on the varsity will be
wide open.” When practice started Monday he picked a 12
'man varsity that included 11 lettermen and one freshman,
but he emphasized the fact that all berths are wide open when
he said yesterday that the present squad is not complete, and
that the present personnel might find the competition very
The remaining four lettermen are working out with a group
of 40 players that practice evenings. Hobson said that he expects
■*The squad to swell to 18, but that he does not plan on starting a
team of midgets—and that is what he would have to do if he used
all of the lettermen guards.
Ten Lettermen Guards on Hand
There are 10 lettermen guards on hand now, and only two of
them work interchangeably at guard and forward. They are Dick
Wilkins and Roy Seeborg. Stan Williamson, A1 Popick, Sam
Crowell, and Reedy Berg are working with the varsity now; and
the remaining four—Fsank Hoffine, Bill Phillips, Norm Hen
wood. and Lee Wimberly have not been moved up.
If Hobson uses an IS man squad, there will be room for only
six players to move up, and it is possible that some of the letter
men will have to be satisfied to play jayvee ball. The season is
young, however, and with everything wide open, anything can
Hobson’s biggest job at present is cutting the squad to a
workable unit. Ted Schopf, who is doing graduate work this
year after coaching the Washington High team in Portland
*to the state title in 1945, will handle the Frosh this season.
He has the tremendous job of cutting a squad of over 60
aspirants to a workable 15, and the remaining 40 that will
"*■ eventually become the junior varsity are v/orking under the
supervision of Hobson during the evenings. Hobson said he
felt extremely fortunate to have Schopf on hand to help out
Legal Eagles Shutout Phi Psis;
Sigma Hall Smothers Dorm EE
Winners Maintain
Perfect Records
The Legal Eagles made it two
straight in their victory parade
when they skidded and slipped to a
hard fought 6-0 ’ictory over a bat
tling Phi Psi squad, and Sigma hall
came from behind to knock off the
Vets from Dorm “EE”, 22-7 in the
intramural touch football games
played Tuesday on Home field.
Early in the first period Eagle
A1 Gray blocked Cal Smith’s kick
and recovered on the Phi Psi ten
yard line. The alert Phi Psi back
field immediately intercepted Rog
Dick’s bullet pass on their own two.
Cal Smith eased through a hole in
the Eagle line to squirm up to the
Phi Psi 22.
Brad Francher, Eagle left end,
surprised himself and the specta
tors by intercepting Smith’s next
pass on the Phi Psi ten, and went
over for the touchdown. A1 Gray’s
conversion attempt was blocked.
The second half was fought on
even terms, with the offensive of
both teams built around the
sharpshooting passes of Phi Psi
Smith and the Eagles’ Rog Dick
and Johnny Brooks, but the slip
pery condition of the field slowed
pass receivers down. Standouts
for the Phi Psi’s were the passing
of Cal Smith, and the line play of
Bus Rohwer. For the Eagles, the
line backing of Snedecor and Wil
liamson highlighted the play. The
game was marred by numerous
8:50 Sherry Ross-Vets A.
4:45 DUs-Omega Hall.
•3:50 ATO-SigEps.
4:45 SAE-Vet B.
Intramural Director Paul
Washke announced yesterday
that all the tie games will be
played off and will be announced
daily in the Emerald. The DU
Omega and SAE-Vets B games
were billed for earlier in the year
but were postponed because of an
error in the published schedule.
The Vets drew first blood in the
second tilt, when they scored early
in the second quarter after an even
stephen first stanza. Fullback Vince
Otto started off the attack, as he
passed from his own 40 yard line
down to Right End Jerry Smith,
who made a miraculous catch on
the Sigma 20 as lanky defenseman
Carl Maxer swarmed over him.
Thompson Scores
After two fruitless pass plays,
Otto raced over left guard and as
he was about to be stopped lateraled
to Quarterback Kay Thompson, who
galloped over for the score. Otto
completed the conversion point on
a pass to Smith, and things looked
good for the Vets as they led 7-0.
But the situation didn’t look that
way for long, when on the first play
after kickoff, strong-armed Win
ston Wright hurled the pigskin
down to Fullback Carl Maxey, who
was in the clear on the 20, and he
trotted across into paydirt. Wright
then tossed a short one to Andy
Swan for the extra point, and the
score was tied, 7-7.
No points were tallied In the
third period, but a drive was
started that carried over for a
tally at the start of the last. Right
End Bob Gibson snagged an
aerial from Maxie on the Vet 30
yard marker for a first down, and
then Wright repeated the process
on the 17. Then Wright took over
the passing duties and on the first
try spotted a beauty to Gibson,
who went over, and the score was
13-7, as the attempted point
The straw that broke the Vets
men’s back came immediately after
this, however, as the kickoff from
the hall-dwellers went clear to the
two yard line before it was downed.
As he tried to get his mates out of
the hole, Otto was caught behind
the goal line for a safety and two
Sigma Takes Over
Then, when the Sigma hall grid
sters took over on the 20 after an
attempted pass by the Vets failed,
they were in touchdown territory,
and they wasted no time in capital
izing on the break.
Andy Swan packed the leather
around right end to the 11, Wright
ran down to the four for a first
down, and Cliff James threw the
touchdown pass to Wright. James
bulleted the ball to Maxie for the
extra point, and the final score was
R>eview> • . . .
“Oregon is definitely a dry ball
club this year,” said Hymie Harris,
Tex Oliver’s first string left end,
prior to dressing down yesterday.
“If we could have met Washington
State on a dry field we would have
won the game,” he continued.
This is almost a reversal of belief
held by football players interviewed
before last Saturday’s “big rain.”
The silent hope was for rain on
Multnomah field when the Webfoots
tangle with UCLA on November 9,
but the opinion is rapidly changing
in both players’ and fans’ estima
Harris is one of the standout ends
on the 1946 club. He plays a fine
defensive game, giving opponents
a rough time when they try the ends
and is “on” the ball when the Ducks
take to the air.
Absent Since 1939
Any reference to Harris previous
performances for the Ducks causes
a search “way back when” in the
Emerald files, as he last played for
the Lemon and Green in 1939. Short
ly after he joined the Navy V-7 pro
gram, and was absent from the
campus for five years.
As a lieutenant (jg) in the navy
he served in just about all the
theaters possibie for a navy man.
Included in his cruises were the
Pacific, Atlantic, Mediterranean,
and back to the Pacific, holding
down the position of LST skipper.
Unlike many of the other vets on
the team, Hymie did not get a
chance to play any ball while he was
in the service, and when he turned
out for Oliver’s squad this year it
was his first fling at football in six
That lengthy a layoff from any
sport is usually disastrous for an
athlete. Types of play have changed,
age has crept up, and the keen de
sire for competition is not always
there. But Harris made his come
Hymie considers the 1946 team
the best he has played with for
Oregon, and is especially enthu
siastic about the morale of the
"We can’t let down for Idaho,”
Harris commented on the coming
fracas with the Vandals at Moscow.
"Reports show that they are bound
to knock over someone, as they
have a good heavy line and several
good backs. When a team has that
combination, you just don’t dare re
lax, even if Sam Hayes does give
Oregon a 35-7 edge in the tiff,
use Tilt Tough
Looking ahead to the Oregon
USC tilt scheduled for Los Angeles
following the Idaho tilt Harris said
that it should be a real battle. With
both Jake Leicht and Duke Iversen
completely recovered by that time,
Hymic figures that the Trojans will
have to keep on their toes if they
have any thoughts of winning.
"Both Oregon and USC have been
improving, and that game will be a
rough contest,” was his final state
ment on the subject.
Hymic expects to receive his
degree from the physical educa
tion school this term; then contin
ue schooling until the end of
spring term. By this time he hopes
to have met the requirements for
his master’s degree. After that
his plans are to secure work in
Europe for a year or two, and then
return to the states. Upon his re
turn to the states lie will be look-1
ing for a coaching- job.
Harris is now 26 years old has a
wife and a daughter, Susan, who is
“not quite two years old,” quoting
Oliver Quiet on Rumor
EUGENE, Oct. 22—(AP)—Tex
Oliver, head football coach of the
University of Oregon, said he had
“no comment” tonight when ad
vised the Tucson Star had report
ed the Webfoot coach may take
over the coaching job at Arizona
State college.
In Oliver’s announcement of his
resignation, effective the end of
the current season, the Oregon
coach had declared his future
plans did not include coaching
work, but he did not reveal what
they were.
Vandals Injured
MOSCOW, Oct. 22--(AP)—In
juries that in some cases came in
pairs at the same positions plagued
the University of Idaho football
team today as it prepared for Sat
urday’s meeting here with the Uni
versity of Oregon.
Coach Babe Brown said Andy
Walsh, who started at left half for
Idaho against San Jose State Col
lege last Saturday, is likely to be
on the bench with a knee injury.
John Christenson, who had held
down the spot in previous games,
also has a bad leg.
Runners Meet Today
All men interested in partici
pating in the cross-country meet
are asked to meet vvitli Colonel
Bill Hayward at 3 p.m. today in
Hayward’s office, McArthur
This meeting was erroneously
reported in yesterday’s Emerald
as 8 a.m.
John Wesley Johnson was the
first president of the U. of O.