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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 11, 1947)
By WALLY HUNTER
Assistant Sports Editor
Assistant Sports Editor
A chatty, athletically minded friend of ours from a neigh
boring school where the students worry about the status of
farm price indexes paid us a visit yesterday, and what he had
to say about the basketball
situation at his institution was
interesting. Being very proud
of the basketball showing made
by the Oregon State quintet
made him prone to brag a wee
bit. He confidently predicted
that the Beaver lads' would
sweep the Oregon-OSC series
this year—only they might
possibly lose this first one to
Of course it wasn’t because
the Beaver five was inferior to
Howard Hobson’s lads, it was
just because they (the OSC
basketball team) has been cooped up in the Aggie infirmary
for the past three days. According to his information Forwards
Cliff Crandall, and Norm Carey, Center Red Rocha, and Guard
Lew Beck have all been taking things easy in the Corvallis pill
palace for the past three days while recovering from bad colds
and flu. This had him worried because he feared greatly that
Hobby’s guys might want to run somewhat tonight, and he
didn’t reckon as how the Beavers would be in very good shape
for that sort of thing.
Sick or Not He Says They'll Win
Nevertheless he figured that his guys would handle them
selves nicely and probably tuck the game away in spite of the
aforementioned facts. After a second thought he said that
it might have been a good idea for him to have kept all of this
Sunder his hat, because, “we rveren’t supposed to say anything
about this.” He feared that someone might-try to scalp him
with a plowshare. Not that it isn’t known on the Aggie cam
pus—becaus^it is—but maybe it isn’t a good thing to spread
something like this around, especially when Oregon State press
releases haven’t mentioned it. We agreed that it might be
; Possibly our friend’s information wasn’t too good. That is
a strong possibility, but though he isn’t the most enlightened
lad in the world on sports affairs we trust that he should be able
to judge fairly accurately whether a man is sick or not. We just
thought that you might like to know that the average Corn
valley student (he hasn’t shown any signs of abnormality, so
we judge him average) figures the Beaver quintet is better than
Oregon’s best—even when they are half sick.
Record Low Set in 1944
When Oregon State held Washington State to a slim seven
point total in the first half of their first game at Corvallis this
year many people thought that this was a new record for a
low scoring first half in the Northern Division. George Varnell
of the Seattle Times took a look at the record books and came
up with a hearty “No” in answer to the question of a record.
He cited a Washington-Oregon State-game in 1944 when the
~*r Beavers were the low men on the totem-pole —only" worse.
According to Varnell. Washington held the Orangemen to
a five point total of one field goal and three fouls. Varnell goes
further ip crediting Referee Frank Heniges with an assist. It
seems that Beaver Fred Lee cast off with a long one and the
Huskies’ Jack Nichlos in an eager attempt to block the shot
from the basket inadvertently touched the basket strings. The
eager Heniges spotted Nichols in the process of committing
this dastardly crime and ruled an automatic two-pointer for Lee.
KOAC to Broadcast "Civil War"
If you have to take in the big “civil war” battle via the air
lanes tonight you can do so by getting in touch with station
KOAC. Broadcaster Jimmy Morris, KOAC’s ace sports an
nouncer, assured us that he would “treat the Oregon boys
right,” vocally that is. Morris was handling the WSC-Oregon
series at the Igloo last week and so is well acquainted with
Dunkel Rates Oregon High
Dick Dunkel, who is to basketball what Paul Williamson
- *Ts to football, has been rating the 1947 Webfoot cagers as one of
the top ten teams in the nation for the past several weeks. Dun
kel, not a prognosticator, merely tabs a team with an index
number that he believes shows their strength in relation to the
strength of opponents.
Swimmers Have Intra-Squad Meet Today
There will be no “For Men Only"
sign on the men’s pool this after
noon when the Oregon mermen
launch their 47 aqua-campaign in
an intrasquad affair to determine
starting positions on the traveling
team. The first event is at 2 p.m.,
and the general public is invited.
The traditional meet with the U'‘i
versity’s greatest rival, OSC, looms
on the sports horizon at Corvallis
next Saturday, January 18, and the
chance to compete in that contest
will depend on individual perform
Two key performers will not take
part in the festivities, however.
Don Rush, top-notch distance man,
and George Moorehead, number one
sprinter, are spending the weekend
in the infirmary suffering from bad
chest colds, but they are expected
to be primed for action next week,
Coach Warren declared.
A diving duel for top honors will
be one of the afternoon’s highlights
as veteran star Tom Corbett and
footballer Benny Holcomb battle it
out for first place with Willie Mc
Cullough also pressing.
In the backstroke event, the run
ner-up slot is due to be filled by
either Don Kessler or Johnny Miller.
Another contest guaranteed to
bring onlookers to their feet will
be a three-way medley relay, con
sisting of one backstroke, one
breaststroke, and one free-style
heat. Participants is in the race are
matched so that no trio of aqua-men
will he overly-superior to another.
This will be the initial event on the
Yesterday Warren sent his charg
es through a brief workout, empha
sizing starting and limiting the pad
dlers to a few laps in order to pre
vent any strain or fatigue.
Frosh Ding Oregon City, 59-31,
For Eighth Consecutive Win
Bruin Five Knifed
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (AP) —
Stanford University’s Indians, who
had won only four of their 12 prac
tice ‘games, opened the Pacific Coast
conference basketball season to
night with an upset 38 to 33 win
over the strong UCLA Bruins.
The Bruins started fast and had
a 7 to 0 lead before Stanford got its
bearings. At half time the Bruins
were still in front, 18 to 17, but the
lead see-sawed in the second period
until about 10 minutes before the
gun. Stanford then spirited into a
10-point lead, 34 to 24.
The crowd of 2,500 saw UCLA
try vainly to pull up in the last few
minutes, but careful ball following
by the Indians routed the Bruin at
IM Hoop Season
To Open Monday
3:50—40 Phi Delt-Sigma Nu
43 Legal Eagles-SAE
4:45—40 Sigma hall-Delts
43 Married Vets-Kappa
43 Sherry Ross-SAM
The winter season intramural
program gets underway Monday
with six “A” league basketball
games on two courts. Starting
times, courts, and rules for forfeit
ing in case of late arrivals will be
the same as during the fall volley
Each team must furnish a timer
and a scorekeeper. Five minute
quarters will be played with three
minute overtime periods when nec
essary. Three minutes will be al
lowed between halves and one min
ute for timeouts.
The intramural department also
announced that more referees are
needed for the program. Applica
tions can be submitted to Director
Paul Washke’s office. Seven have
signed to date.
Huskies Grab Another
SEATTLE, Jan. 10.—(AP)—The
undefeated University of Washing
ton Huskies trounced Western
Washington College 59 to 33 for the
second time this season tonight in
their final non-conference basket
ball game of the year, using the
first team only about 18 minutes.
With the first stringers in the
first 12 minutes, Washington ran
the score to 20-9 and the second
team boosted it to 32-14 at the half.
The first team played six monutes
at the second half opened, bringing
the count to 43-19.
flic University of Oregon’s high-riding Frosh continued on
their unbeaten path last night as they downed the Oregon City
high school Pioneers 59-31 on the losers’ court. It was the
eighth consecutive win for Coach Ted Schopf’s Frosh without
defeat this season.
It was strictly the Lemon and Green's show the entire game
as the campus quintet went into a 15-4 lead at the first quarter.
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to 29-13. Score after three quar
ters of play was 43-24.
Coach Schopf used two complete
squads in downing the Pioneers.
Grabbing top scoring honors was
Ed Gud'gel, a guard, with nine
points on four field goals and one
Tallying eight points for the
Frosh were Bill Green, Don Kim
ball, and Chuck Rufner.
The Frosh go back into action
tonight, this time playing the Med
ford Black Tornado on the South
Okie Aggie Quint Sunk
STILLWATER, Okla., Jan. 10—
(AP)—'The heralded Oklahoma
Aggie basketball team fell apart
tonight, bowing to underdog St.
Louis university 38-20 in one of the
major upsets of the cage season.
The giant killing Aggies, with 10
victories in 11 starts this season,
including a triumph over Kentucky,
could do nothing right. The NCAA
champions, unable to hit or work
the backboards, scored only three
field goals in the second half.
erners court. The Medford five is
coached by Hank Anderson, for
mer Oregon great.
Oregon City s
Snooks, f . 0 12 1
Shaible, f . 15 4 7
Thompson, c . 1113
Sanatel, g . 3 10 7
Johnson, g . 10 0 2
■Hoffman, f . 2 1 0 &
Martinot, f . 0 0 0 0
Van Pelt, c . 0 0 0 0
Myers, g . 0 0 2 0
Kennibik, g. 2 2 2 0
Total .10 11 11 31
Green, f. 4
Lantz, f. 1
Mockford, c . 2
Downey, g. 2
Wilson, g. 3
Wohlers, g . 3
Gudgel, g . 4
Patton, f . 1
Rufner, g . 4
Kimball, f. 4
0 3 8
0 0 2
0 3 4
0 0 6
0 3 2
0 3 8
3 20 59
Officials—Adams and McPike,
“HONEST JOHN” WARREN . . . Oregon swimming coach, sends hia
varsity splashers into action today in an intrasquad meet to determine;
entrants in the season’s opener. The meet is set for 2 pan.