Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 26, 1947, Page 5, Image 5

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    DUCK TRACKS
By BERNIE HAMMERBECK
Sports Editor
congratulations to our upstate rivals the Oregon State
Leavers for mathematically clinching the northern division
title. 1 he big Orange machine has moved along at a tremen
clous pace this year and has
had only one bad night in
conference play—the 57-46 up- |
set at the hands of the Idaho |
Vandals last Friday night.
It's rather ironic that Coach
(itiy V ick's Vandals, champs |
last year, picked up their only 1
1947 win against the division 1
titlervinners. (Actually they |
t have a chance for another win I
Saturday night playing \VSC.)I
The PCC playoffs sched- |
uled for March 7, 8, and 10
at Corvallis should be a
great show with three
schools still in the running
for the southern division
title. UCLA is favored, of
course, but California still
has a clear shot at the
crown, and Stanford could
tie.
Assuming that the Uclans
do come through, it should
offer an excellent opportunity
GUY WICKS
lor Ubts Keel Kocha to prove himself. Heading the uCEA
Bruin five is big Don Barksdale, a rugged, smooth-working
center. He has pretty well dominated SD play and should
give the Beavers’ Ephraim a real tussle.
It has been said that the night the Beavers face a really
good, big center Rocha becomes their weakest starter. He
did a good job against Washington’s Jack Nichols, was hot
and cold against the Vandals, and better than held his own
against Oregon. Perhaps Barksdale can supply the answer.
fugene Series Means an Extra $10,000
The offer by Anse Cornell, yesterday, making McArthur
court available for the PCC playoff will probably result in
nothing, but should the Beavers care to take it means an extra
4000 fans can see each game. Even figuring conservatively
at one dollar clear on each ticket, that makes $8000 for a
two-game series and $12,000 should the series go to three
The idea has long been in the mind of Eugeneans, both
on-and off-campus. Many advocated the playing of all four
Oregon-OSC games at McArthur court this year. The plan
was never , pushed as it was generally believed Oregon State
should be entitled to its home games.
At no time was the offer withheld because of strained ath
letic relations between the two schools. In fact, seldom has
there been better feeling' between the two. To the Emerald’s
knowledge, the recent minor controversy between the two
campus dailies is the only current indications of friction.
Some McArthur court officials did not want to make the
offer as they did not think Oregon State would accept. And
a Corvallis refusal could be embarrassing to them but hard
ly to us.
Hazzard Reveals Match-Throwing Efforts
Yesterday’s discussion on match-throwing has evoked a
large reaction from the match-throw enthusiasts. As has so
often been accused, this column again went off “half-cocked”
-‘and did not get the complete story.
Rallyman Tom Hazzard (he pompously signs his name
Thomas H.) has written a letter revealing the efforts of a
certain group to “recreate the pre-war splendor of Oregon’s
match-throwers.”
Always the showman for that's his job, Hazzard went one
better than this column’s suggestion and came up with spark
lers instead of giant matches for his rally girls. This plan
had to be dropped when “an unavoidable incident blinded
several of the girls.”
Tom also reveals that experiments have been made on
precision dropping from the catwalks in the ceiling of Mc
Arthur court. The trouble here lies in the fact that the bas
ketball floor is inflammable, and it was therefore necessary
to drop the matches on the sparsely-thatched pates of the fans.
Hazzard moans loudly that there just aren’t enough of these
shinv targets, “Particularly in the coed section.”
It certainly is good news to hear that Mr. Hazzard is on
the job. Perhaps a few ex-bombardiers could be persuaded
to supervise this catwalk-dropping job, such campus
“wheels” as Ted Hallock and Doug Eden for example.
A warning should be given, however. With all this talk
of flamboyancy and exhibition, Oregon students must not
forget that maximum participation in match-throwing is the
objective. We need more throwers, not spectators.
'IVeJxjpat Goexlt Spx^itlic^ltti j
Basketball in Semi-Finals
By DIANA DYE
Four houses in the women’s
intramural basketball tournament
! have advanced to the semi-finals
by winning their league champion
ships. Two elimination games,
Susan Campbell vs. Hendricks
hall and Highland house vs. Sigma
Kappa, will be played to deter
mine the two teams to take part
in the championship tilt on Feb.
27.
Following the finals an all
star team, selected by Pat
Mounts and WAA adviser Jea
nette Masilionis, will play an
exhibition match on March 5.
None of the four league champs
lost a game in the tournament.
Susan Campbell captured the
league No. 1 crown with a record
of four wins against no defeats,
and Hendricks took the top spot
in the second league with a simi
lar record. Divisions 3 and 4 were
won by Sigma Kappa and High
land house, who each sported three
victories with no set-backs.
Winner^ in the intramural bad
minton tourney was Alpha Del
ta Pi. Carol Nickerson of the
champs copped individual hon
ors by taking four matches in
the first singles series. Theta
Mary Kingston and Chi Omega
Nancy Fitzhugh tied for second
place, as each took three
matches.
In the second singles matches
Chi Omega’s Marjorie Fisher won
four matches from Sis Scott,
Theta racket-swinger.
Doubles matches saw the win
ning ADPi girls take five vic
tories.
A fun night is being held Febru
ary 28 in both Gerlinger indoor
and outdoor gyms. Volleyball,
badminton, ping pong, and square
dancing for WAA members and
their guests will be held.
JOIN
Elections on Docket
By MARY ANNE HANSEN
New WAA officers will be elect
ed after a special assembly for
all University women Thursday at
12:30 in Gerlinger gym in coordi
nation with YWCA and AWS elec
tions.
The assembly is scheduled to be
gin at 12:30, and voting will be
held from 1 p. m. to 5 p. m. out
side of the Dean of Women's of
fice. The candidates will be an
nounced and introduced at the as
sembly.
Members of the WAA nominat
ing committee included Virginia
Scholl, WAA president; Betty In
gebritson, WAA vice-president;
Nadya Ramp, head of sports; in
addition to the other senior mem
bers on the WAA cabinet.
WAA is the coordinating fac
tor of Amphibians, Outing club,
Hockey club, and Orchesis and
sponsors all athletic endeavors for
University women.
Webfoot Skiers Place
Sixth in Snow Carnival
University of California skiers
nosed out the University of Nevada
by one point to take the Reno Snow
carnival invitational meet la^t
weekend.
Duck skiers placed sixth in the
eight-team meet, trailing Utah,
Stanford, and Fresno State.
Oregon continued to be plagued
by bad luck as Bob Powell was lost
for the season when he broke his
leg on a downhill practice run prior
to the meet.
Jim Donahue, number two man,
did not make the trip and Chelton
Leonard and Bob Johnson were de
clared ineligible due to grades.
Leonard was a member of the 1942
Nevada ski team.
Captain Jim Popp, in an all-out
effort to cop the downhill, spilled 50
feet from the finish line but still
managed to finish 25th.
Fijis Win in Handball
Phi Gamma Delta became the
second team to qualify for the
first round of the intramural
handball tournament semi-finals
yesterday afternoon by defeating
the Sig Eps in three straight
matches. They will meet Sigma
Alpha Mu March 4 in a contest
Swim Team Practices
Sylvia Branden, freshman in lib
eral arts, was elected captain of the
Oregon women’s telegraphic swim
ming team this week. She will head
the group which will swim in its
first meet February 27 at 7:30 p.m.
in the Gerlinger pool.
Anchor woman for the winning
Hendricks hall team fall term, Syl
via is one of the speediest sprinters
on the squad. A complete list of the
team cannot be released yet because
the question of eligibility of all of
the members has not been settled.
Those trying out have been prac
ticing on the average of three times
a week. In order to be able to swim,
in any event, each team member
must have participated in at least
eight half-hour practices since the
start of the term.
The meets Wednesday night
will be open to the public, and
Mary Anne Hansen, chairman of
the national contests, urges that
as many pebple as possible should
attend.
Events for both meets will in
clude 40-yard freestyle, back stroke,
and breast stroke; 100-yard free
style, back stroke, and breast
stroke; 80-yard relay, and 60-yard
medley relay. Form swimming and
diving may be put on as exhibitions
between events but because of the
difficulty and difference in the
types of judging, these events will
not be entered as competition in any
school.
to decide which team will go to
the finals.
The Fijis dominated every col
umn on the score sheet in winning
from the Sig Eps. The scores in
the singles games were 21-8, 21
10, 21-6, 21-11; and in the doubles
21-2, 21-7; all in favor of the
Fijis.
In other handball tilts slated
this week, Campbell Club will
tangle with Sigma Nu this after
noon, and Sigma Chi will meet
the Legal Eagles on Thursday.
Both of these games will decide
entrants in the semi-finals.
Sports Staff This Issue
Wally Hunter
Bernie Hammerbeck
Don Fair
Fred Taylor
Jerry McNew
George Skorney
LKW BECK and STAN WILLIAMSON .. . two of tne top-ranumg guarus on the coast who win vie tor honors
when Oregon and Oregon State meet in the Igloo Saturday night. Beck has been the mainstay of the
Beavers and is considered to be one of the finest ball players in OSC history.