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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 15, 1947)
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By DON FAIR
Assistant Sports Editor
It was our impression that football sportcasters were supposed
to be pretty well informed gents, but if the announcer of the
Oregon-UCLA game is any example, we can only hope for the
best when the Ducks go to California again next month to play
Stanford. From what we heard, all that some southern sports
broadcasters know about Oregon is that they will probably field
an 11-man grid team come game time.
The first mistake we noticed'
Saturday was starting Webfoot
center Brad Ecklund from Mil
waukie, WISCONSIN! An
alert and evidently ired Mil
waukie, Oregon citizen, how
ever was right on his toes, and
the announcer corrected him
self, thanks to a wire sent him.
Jim Newquist was cited as
hailing from CAY-mas, Wash
ington. After all, we don’t refer
to the southern neighbors as
being from CAY-lifornia. A
little study of geography and
pronunciation might also prove
helpful to that announcer.
Berwicks Played Good Game
We also noted that TOM Berwick was playing quite a game
for the Ducks. Later on a fellow named Jim Berwick seemed to
be getting in on his share of plays. No, there not brothers—just
the same guy, and his name, incidentally, is Jim Berwick.
Probably the biggest blunder of the afternoon accomplished
by the guy at the mike was when he had Steve Mezzera on the
gridiron giving his all for a Webfoot victory. That’s not un
so unusual except that Mezzera didn’t even make the trip to
Los Angeles! The last but emphatic correction we have for the
California announcer is that we are chartered as the University
of Oregon, not Oregon University. At least he had us from the
Much Preparation Necessary
To be a good sports linguist, the announcer has to follow the
teams, whose game he is to broadcast, all week prior to the ac
tual contest. This means much research including a good look
at the outstanding plays, players, and offense of the two squads.
With this kind of preparation, enlightening, interesting and fac
tual broadcasts, such as those delivered by Bill Stern and Harr)’
Of course there’s the case of Fort Pearson, who was quite a
football broadcaster a few years back. His first announcing as
signment was to broadcast a Rice football game, in Houston,
Texas. Then the Rice field was located on a high plateau, which
was a prey to strong and tricky winds.
Booth Subject to Winds
As the broadcaster’s booth was uncovered, Pearson had.the
problem of the winds upsetting his lineups, charts, and statis
tics. He was doing OK until midway in the first period,when an
exceptionally strong gust blew up and whisked away all of his
lineups, players numbers, positions, and other necessary data.
But Pearson rose to the crisis in fine style, and ad-libbed the
final three periods of the game, guessing at players’ names.
It was from this ignimonious start that he later rose to among
the top three grid casters of the nation.
Beavers Like Underdog Role
We notice that the the Oregon State publicity still has every
one crying over the status of Lon Stiner’s Beavers. That’s just
what the Aggies thrive on—label them a favorite, and they don t
like it. But as soon as they are tagged as underdogs—look out—
it means trouble for all concerned, especially to the team they
meet the following Saturday. This weekend it’s Southern Cal.
Some of these Saturday’s when the Oregon team drives down
to their opponent’s 20 yard line, the Ducks are going to shake
off fumblitis, pass interceptions, and plain tough breaks which
snuff out ever threatening rally. The Webfoots faded twice
against the Bruins and six times against Nevada when the goal
line was 20 yards, or less, away. Ateam with potentially as much
offensive punch as the Aikenmen have shown, can’t be stopped
forever, and when they do shake off this jinx, the rest of the con
ference schools can look to their laurels.
Ph. 47S9___796 E. 11th
Delts, Fijis, SAE, McChesney,
Mint urn, SPE Cop IM Games
Phi Kappa Phi vs. Tau Kappa
Phi Sigma Kappa vs. Sherry
Merrick hall vs. Villard hall.
By EDDIE ARTZT
Bringing down the curtain on the
1947 intramural grid season, six
rugged outfits battle for the last
time today in a triple-header wind
up of the 75-game schedule at 3:50
p.m. on lower Howe field.
Eight outfits will mix for the
championship honors in a playoff
series that will probably start to
Six more spine-tingling games
went into the books yesterday as
the playoff picture became clearer.
Delta Tau Delta walloped Phi
Kappa Psi 16-0, Phi Kappa Sigma
took it on the chin from Phi Gam
ma Delta 19-6, and Sigma Alpha
Epsilon belted the Campbell club
14-6. Lambda Chi Alpha dropped
a closey to Minturn hall 7-6, Mc
Chesney edged the crew from Pi
Kappa Alpha 6-0, and Sigma Phi
EDsilon cooled the Yeomen 2-0.
DTD 16, Phi Psi 0
Phi Kappa Psi got off to a bad
start when a fumbled opening
kickoff cost them two quick points
to Delta Tau Delta, who went on
to win 16-0. Three plays after the
safety was racked up, the Delts
cashed in again when Ed Sanford
chucked to Bob Kehrli for a big six.
Late in the fourth quarter Sanford
clicked again and heaved a 40 yard
touchdown aerial to Jerry Hunter,
Fijis 19, Phi Sig 6
Phi Gamma Delta walked on tc
the field red hot and walked ofi
with a 19-6 win from Phi Kappa
Sigma. Chuck Taylor played a lot
of football for the Fijis, scoring
two TD’s and throwing one pay dirt
pass. In the opening frame, Taylot
fired to Marty Pond for a 30-yard
touchdown. Taylor galloped 20
yards in the second quarter for an
other six points, and the Fijis
scored again in the final heat.
Phi Kappa Sigma hit the scoring
column when the Fijis fumbled the
third quarter kickoff, and Jim Me1
Cloud pounced on the pigskin for
the lone Phi Kap score.
SAE 14, Campbell 6
Campbell club drew first blood
against SAE early in the first quar
ter, but 32 minutes later were on
the losing end of a 14-6 score to
Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Mel Krause
flipped the ball down to the three
yard stripe. On the next play,
Krause tore around end for the only
SAE came to life in the second
quarter when Ray Hertzig and Jim
Popp got together on a 50-yard
pass play that sent SAE out in
front. The fourth frame saw Bud
Helm toss a touchdown aerial to
Bob Wallace on a speedy play that
was good for 20 yards and six
McChesney 6, Pi Kaps 0
McChesney hall tasted victory
again, this time at the cost of Pi
Kappa Alpha. The scoreboard read
6-0 at the final gun.
The one and only touchdown
came in the first frame when
Frank Beeson intercepted a Pi Kap
pass on his own twenty. Beeson
chucked the McChesney outfit
down to the four-yard line, and one
play later John Gilbertson sent a
bullet into the arms of Slack in the
end zone for the winning TD.
Minturn 7, LXA 6
Both teams scored one touch
down, but it was a tricky conver
sion that spelled a 7-6 victory for
Minturn hall over Lambda Chi Al
Neither bunch could score in the
first half, but the third quarter was
All Aboard for Portland
Oregon vs. Washington — Saturday
$5.69 Round Trip
(Including Federal Tax) !
Lv. Eugene 5:55 p.m. Friday
Ar. Portland 9:50 p.m. Friday
Lv. Eugene 8:40 a.m. Saturday
Ar. Portland 11:45 a.m. Saturday
. Return on your choice of evening trains Saturday
or Sunday. Let the engineer drive you to and from j
the big game. — No worry about rain, fog, slippery
and crowded highways. Sit back and relax and have
fun with the gang.
Buy your tickets early at the S.P. station at foot
of Willamette Street. Phone 2200 for details.
The FRIENDLY SOUTHERN PACIFIC
R. F,. Dean, Agent
the big one for Minturn. After
driving to the 12-yard line, the Min
turn crew turned on the heat, with
Joe Tom packing the mail for a
score. Tom flipped to Ed Zumwalt
for a point-after-touchdown.
Lambda Chi took over in the
fourth quarter, as Jack Puffenber
ger lofted a long one to Denny Mar
vin for six big points, but they
weren’t big enough after the con
version try was muffed.
SPE 2, Yeomen 0
. Sigma Phi Epsilon had the unique
ef>erience of having the line win
the ball game for them. The Sig
Eps dropped the Yeomen 2-0 on a
safety play after a Yeomen back
faded into the end zone to pass and
was trapped by linemen Rex
Young, Gordon Albright and Jack
Swim Meet Set
The dates for the women’s intra
mural swimming meet have been
set for November 12 and 19, it was
announced today by Miss Jeannette
Masilionis, Amphibian advisor. Thi3
meet will be sponsored by the Ami
phibians. Practices are being held
during open hours at the swim
ming pool at Gerlinger.
By AL PIETSCHMAN
SPOUTS: Doc Blanchard was
the subject of . “pot shots” down
south. Fred Digby, New Orleans
Item sports editor, claimed that
the army was using Doc as a pub
The All-American was billed to
play in a special benefit "Hurri
cane Bowl” game Saturday. The
bowl’s funds were to go to the re
cent victims of the coastal hurri
canes. However, Blanchard never
got into the game, even though
thousands of youthful admirers
yelled, “We want Blanchard.”
According to the army, he did
not play because of a sore ankle,
but Digby asserts that Blanchard
practiced on the field with his
team, and at that time his ankle
seemed all right.
That s the way it goes, even an
All-American draws criticism. The
complete story may break soon, in
the meantime we’ll look for an ex
planation from the brass hats.
FASHIONS: Bill Rohliffs has one
of the smoothest jackets ever made
in his shop now. UNIVERSITY
SPORT SHOP has the MacGregor
three-in-one water repellent lined
with a detachable cardigan lining.
We said detachable cardigan lin
ing, and that’s right. You have to
see it to believe it.
WOMEN: Maybe you are won
dering who M.E.T. is after reading
the stirring editorial suggesting a
“Go to Hell” week. Well, the truth
outs, it is the Emerald’s famous
“Under-Cover” girl, Maryanne
Her “Go to Hell” week sounds
terrific—maybe she was only jib
bing at all the various weeks we
do have around here, but people
wouldn’t have to flash their forced
Pepsodent smiles for a week, and
look the way they feel.
Drop into UNIVERSITY SPORT
SHOP and see those new jackets.
They will surprise you just the way
they did all the fellows Bill showed
yesterday. If it is a jacket you
want, Bill has it.