Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, September 24, 1947, Page 4, Image 4

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    Gridders Work on Defense
Rough Scrimmage Held
As Texas Battle Nears
With onlv three workouts remaining in which to prepare
the Oregon football team for the tilt against the Texas Long
horns, Coach Jim Aiken drove his charges through a rugged
scrimmage session Tuesday, laying heavy emphasis upon the
new defensive tactics he hopes will stop the lightning-fast
Another lengthy scrimmage is in store for the gridmen to
day. and then the Ducks will taper off with a light drill Thurs
day. The squad is scheduled to
Joave Friday at 3:30 p.m. for the
Hose City.
■Starting assignments for the
weekend tilt are. not definite yet,
and consequently the competition
is stiff. Despite the sweltering
heat yesterday the gridders were
slamming each other around with
plenty of enthusiasm, trying to
oatch the coach’s eye and a start
ing berth.
Newquist, Koch ’41 Vets
Only two members of the pre
sent squad were on the team that
look the terrible beating adminis
tered by the Longhorns nearly six
years ago, Bob Koch and Jim New
.:(uist, but the whole membership
is itching for a crack at the
' Texans.
(Koch and Newquist, both re
serves in 1941 at the time of the
terrible waxing, will definitely get
a chance to even matters, as it is
likely that Koch will again carry
the fullback chores for most of
the game, and Newquist, after his
.pre-war showing of ball-carrying
last Saturday, might start at right
The Webfoots go into the fray
Saturday with the dopesters in
Portland putting them on the
short end of 45 points. The con
sensus of opinion, however, gives
the Longhorns a victory with a
bout a 20 point margin.
Sub Backs Shine
Several of the backfield men
who were used only sparingly a
gainst Montana State college last
week showed up well in the work
out yesterday. Little Ben Hol
comb, a pint-sized scat-back, was
knifing through holes in the de
fensive line out into the secondary.
Wally Still, a reserve left half,
showed plenty of speed also in the
ball-carrying department.
The second team employed de
fensive formations used by the
Longhorns against the first
stringers, in an attempt to fa
miliarize the Webfoots with the
opposition which will be thrown a
gainst them Saturday.
T'tMlMT U0151.IX . . .The former bruising Webfoot^fuilback also was
«>n I lie Oregon team which fell victim to the higlipowered Texas
football team of 1041.
Saved Ducks from Shutout
CURT MEACHAN . . . The ex-Oregon right halfback scored the only
touchdown for the Ducks in their first meeting with Texas in the
1941 71 to 7 debacle marking up the tally on the moth-eaten bootleg
75 Frosh Cage Aspirants
Turnout for Hobson's Class
Under the able tutelage of head
basketball mentor Hvo ward
"Hobby” Hobson and assistant
Don Kirsh, a class in the funda
mentals and conditioning for
basketball started' yesterday with
a turnout of some 75 freshmen
cage enthusiasts.
The class, which will be held
daily from 3 to 4 p.m. at McArthur
court, is to acquaint the fresh
men with the Oregon style of bas
ketball and further condition them
so as to form a polished quintet
once the season gets under way.
Those registered are the follow
ing; Will Urban, Jack Keller, Don
Peterson, Bill Lyons. Jerry Barde,
Mel Krause, Brad Fullerton, and
Bill Lebenzon, all of Portland; Le
Roy Coleman and Gene Hover,
Klamath Falls; Ernie Wilde, Eu
gene; Bruce Davidson, Rogue Ri
ver; Bill Coleman, La Grande;
Lloyd Arena and Stan Grimberg,
Astoria; Bill Kraxberger, Molalla.
Two out of state boys are in the
class, Wayr.e Ford from New Mex
ico and Eddie Artzt from Los An
The Frosh have two games
scheduled with the OSC Rooks,
with the remainder of their 25
game slate to be completed with
tilts against prep schools through
out the state.
Let us service your car before you
leave for the Oregon-Texas game
in Portland.
The best kind
of all around
11 th and Hilyard
Eugene, Oregon
Frosh to Open
Against Rooks
With only eight more practice
sessions remaining before the
opening game with the Oregon
State Rooks, Oct. 4, Frosh foot
ball coach, Carl Heldt lias sched
uled lengthy scrimmages for the
over-size yearling squad for the
remainder of the week and part
of next week.
Not only must Heldt and his
three assistants, Len Surles, Jim
Aiken, Jr., and Ray Lung, mould
the record-breaking Duckling ag
gergation into a polished offen
sive club during the remaining
week, but they will also acquaint
the Frosh with the singlewing
type of offense employed' by the
Baby Beavers. The Little Ducks
will have to iron out a defensive
strategy to combat this attack.
Thus far, Heldt has been using
the T-formation as the offensive
weapon of the Frosh, with pas
sing as a key threat. At present,
several competent rifle-armed
slingers are vieing for the impor
tant signal-calling post. The half
back positions will probably be
filled by one of many scat-backs
on the team.
An outstanding candidate for
a halfback slot is Dick Maudlin,
former Bend standout, whose
speed and hard running has at
tracted considerable attention.
Dick Morrison, another speedster
from California, appears to have
the inside track for the other half
back position in the T system,
which emphasizes speed and de
The Frosh have been holding
tough scrimmages every night in
order to pick out the outstanding
men at all positions and to ready
themselves for the Rooks.
Willamette Park
WED., OCT. 1
DANCING 3 to 12
Table Reservations
on sale now
Dancing everv ?J
Friday and Saturday 1
with Johnny Lusk M
and his orchestra ||
Phone Spr. 326 1