Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 20, 1946, Page 5, Image 5

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    THE BURLY DUKE . . .
Playing his last game for Oregon Saturday will be the great blocknig
hack, Duke Iversen. Win or lose, Iversen can be depended upon to give
a creditable performance and knock his share of the opponents into the
nickel seats.
Bruin-Trojan Game Gets
Top Billing November 23
Two weeks ago it was the Amiy
Notre Dame game; hundreds of
thousands of people all over the
country leaned tensely over their
radios to listen to the play-by-play
^description of the game touted as
“the” game of the year. This week
end promises a show of equal merit,
and of no less importance. The bat
tle of the Pacific Coast conference
giants, UCLA and USC, the out
come of which will determine the
Coast’s Rose Bowl entry is sched
uled for 2:15 p.m. Saturday, No
vember 23, in the Los Angeles Col
iselm. With either Army or the Big
Nine winner slated for the “Big”
bowl, the importance of this con
test cannot be overrated.
Further to the north, two teams,
both of which are out of the run
ning, will renew theft traditional
gridiron warfare. At Bell field in
Corvallis, Oregon and Oregon State
will meet for the forty-third time.
Oregon State, winner of nine of the
last ten tilts, is heavily favored to
keep right on winning. The Web
foot team, which was touted for the
Rose Bowl earlier in the season, is
still a highly competent grid ma
chine with a potential as yet not
realized..In a game -such as this,
where sentiment and tradition serve
as; .equalizers/ -anything can, and
usually does, happen. - y-V-l ■'
Stanford vs. Cal.
* ; In Berkeley stadium, another
traditional “big'' game will get un
der way early Saturday afternoon
when the Stanford Indians lock
horns with the Golden Bears from
Army Graduate Manager
Denies Bowl Bid Rumor
WEST POINT, N. Y., JSTov. 19—
(AP)—Col. Lawrence (Biff) Jones,
graduate manager of athletics at
West Point, said today that Army
“as yet had not received any in
vitation to play in a bowl game.
Jones made the statement follow
ing reports Army would be named
to play in the Rose Bowl.
Sports Editor Danforth of the
Atlanta Journal earlier today had
said that Army will play as the
eastern team in the Pasadena New
Year’s Day festival.
Danforth’s story said “This was
a tip from a press source as repre
■^sentatives of the Pacific Coast
Conference and the Big Nine went
into a session into Berkeley.’’
California. Both teams have been
much beaten, but have thrown a
scare into a great majority of their
opponents. Earlier in the season, the
high-rolling Bruins of UCLA were
hard pressed to squeeze by with a
13-6 victory over California. Two
weeks ago in Corvallis, a highly fa
vored Oregon State eleven was held
to a 0-0 tie by the rampaging In
dians. The game Saturday, is sim
ilar to the previously mentioned
tilts in that it assumes the civil-war
grudge battle aspect; the kind of
contest where coaches and players
alike shoot the works.
In Seattle, the hard-working Hus
kies, handy winners of their last
two games, get a breather when
they entertain the Grizzlies from
Montana. Montana, aside from beat
ing an even less potent Idaho elev
en, hasn’t won a game all year. The
Huskies slapped Stanford down two
weeks ago, 21-15, and spanked the
invading Webfoots last week, 16-0.
Orangemen Get Nod Over Ducks
For Civil War Contest Saturday
Coach Gerald Oliver pushed the
Oregon Webfoots through their
second drill of the week last night
in preparation for the Saturday
grid shindig with Oregon State
college that shapes up as the most
rugged encounter of the season for
the Ducks—and the Ducks have
had their share of rough ones.
Coach Lon Stiner’s Beavers, who
have loomed stronger and tougher
as the week-ends have gone by, are
rated head and shoulders over Ore
gon’s best. Labeled as a tough one
in early season guessing, the Bea
vers started things off with a
miserable showing against UCLA,
but since that time have redeemed
themselves in no uncertain manner.
OSC Dumped USC
The State lads have hobbled the
powerful Southern California Tro
jan horse, and kicked most of the
fur loose from California’s Golden
Bear, while the Oregon squad had
difficult times with both of these
teams. Oregon toppled California
14-13—OSC nailed them Saturday
28-7. Southern Cal scrambled the
Webfoots 43 to 0. Lon Stiner’s
guys kicked the Trojan around in
a 6 to 0 win.
The Ducks, after keeping their
record clean of serious blots early
in the year, have folded badly in
the home stretch in losing three
games in a row to Southern Cal,
UCLA, and Washington. Any way
the Webfoots look at the season
finale it stacks up as a rough one.
Duck Injuries Improving
One bright spot in the Oregon
picture finds the Duck injuries
improving rapidly. According to
Webfoot Trainer Tom Hughes,
most of the squad will be in con
dition to see action in the Bevo
Duck vendetta.
Most seriously injured W’ebfoots
are Ends Wayne Bartholemy and
Hymie Harris who are plagued by
leg injuries. Newest addition to
the lame list is Guard Ted Meiand,
who is nursing a bad shoulder, and
was not out for practice last night.
Scheduled for his first action since
a broken leg benched him is End
Tony Crish who will end his col
lege grid career Saturday.
The Emerald got its name be
cause Joaquin Miller called Oregon
the Emerald state.
PifL&hin PeuieiiA... Jlau Bu&clt
Center Lou Busch pulled no
punches when he stated that he ex
pects the Oregon Ducks to take the
Oregon State Beavers to town in
the 49th renewal of the Civil War
series Saturday. He believes Ore
gon will play an entirely different
game than the past three.
“The boys will be keyed up for
OSC, and although the Beavers are
good, the current idea of three lick
ings in a row is foremost in the
team’s mind and we intend to make
the OSC eleven the goats in this
grid clash,” Lou said.
He wasn’t here last year to see
the Corvallis crowd take the Ducks
twice, but he doesn’t think that
either of those losses will be repeat
ed this season. Pictures and posi
tions of Coach Lon Stiner’s men
were tacked up on the football bul
letin board yesterday, and Lou ori
ented himself with the boys he will
see on Bell field Saturday.
The Duck center has never faced
the country cousins before as this
is his first year with the Ducks. He
has one year of college ball at Fres
no State behind him and several
years of prep ball at Alhambra high
school in California.
Busch was discharged from the
army air forces on April 3, of this
year, just late enough not to be able
to make Oregon’s spring football
practice. He enrolled here for the
first time this fall and immediate
ly turned out for the team. “I didn’t
like Southern California or UCLA,
so decided on Oregon,” Lou said.
In the air force he served as a
physical training instructor for air
men. He spent two and a half years
with the flyboys, serving with the
Fourth air force.
Busch is a sophomore in business
administration, and expects to
graduate in 1949 and enter the sales
field. He likes Oregon but isn’t too
impressed with the flash floods we
have been experiencing.
Early Score Demoralizing
The Washington rout was mainly
the cause of their quick touchdown
in the first quarter, according to
Lou. He said, “That quick score de
moralized the boys, and we just
couldn’t get rolling effectively af
ter that.” It was pointed out that
the same hing occurred in the South
ern California debacle, but he main
tained that an opening minute
touchdown will demoralize a team
even if they have been subjected to
that experience.
Further talk on the Husky tiff re
vealed that Lou figures that the
Ducks are just as good as the Wash
ington team, but were again handi
capped with the seasonal plague—
unable to take advantage of the
The Rose Bowl controversy
prompted him to mention that he
hoped that Army would get the in
vitation. He rates UCLA as the
number one team the Ducks have
faced, but he has a hunch that US
will continue its jinx over the Bru
ins in this Saturday’s conference
Burr Baldwin, UCLA end, Johnny
Namau, USC halfback, and Gordy
Berlin, Washington center, were
named by Bush as the most out
standing players he has seen this
Lou expects the big game Satur
day to be the Ducks’ revival and
hopes that more than the alloted
1500 students will be able to watch
the encounter. He couldn’t see why
only 1500 tickets were available for
Duck fans and pointed out that
football was for the students, and.
that they should be taken care of
first when considering seating ar
Cadets Want Bowl Bid
NEW YORK, Nov. 19--(API —
If the choice was left to the team,
Army’s Black Knights would play
in the Rose Bowl New Year's Day.
In an unofficial poll taken today
by Stan Woodward, sports editor
of the New York Herald Tribune,
all 25 football players queried said
they would like to play in the Pasa
dena classic.
Col. Earl (Red) Blaik, coacb of
Army’s unbeaten eleven, declined
Football teams have TWELVE men now! The twelfth
man is a new press-box quarterback who calls the
plays by telephone from high in the stands. An
interesting article in today’s issue of The Saturday
Evening Post tells about Luke Johnsos —his tele
phone signals have resulted in plenty of touchdowns
for the Chicago Bears. Don’t fail to read
1 Football Team