Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 20, 1949, Page 5, Image 5

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Oddly enough, when Oregon and Washington square off to
morrow night in the spacious Husky pavillion, the Webfoot
cagers will be out to match their longest winning streak of the
season, three straight. Earlier in the campaign, the Ducks cap
tured a trio of successive contests before California abruptly
snapped the skein.
Arm chair strategists can point to Oregon’s 63-62 victory
over Washington in the Cow Palace tourney, and figure that
the Willamette Valley quint is a cinch for at least a split this
weekend. But a lot of other factors must be considered in Fri
day and Saturday’s encounters.
First, these games are “musts” on both team’s list if either
court ouint nopes to enliven
Northern Division crown hopes.
Art McLarney’s Huskies have
their backs to the wall, follow
ing the WSC thumpings, while
Oregon’s new found five will
have to prove if they are coming
back from an inert start or were
just showing flashes of brillian
ce against Idaho.
A big point in Washington’s
favor is having the game played
on the Huskies’ home base.
That 12,000 capacity gymnasi- ■
um has always been a nemisis i
for Oregon teams, which have
n t won a contest in the pavillion since the 1947 season.
Husky Rooters Make It Rough on Opposition
In line with this is the attitude of the Husky fans toward a
visiting team. Marlowe Bram\agan, Oregon journal sports man,
had much to say about the rabid spectators in Seattle, following
coverage Of the Washington-Oregon State series this year.
Brannagan feels strongly that something should be done
to curb this somewhat belligerent attitude of the home town
fans, not only in Seattle but in every ND court. He advocates
having the host coach make an appeal to the fans before a
game, to do less hooting against the opponents and show more
all-round sportsmanship. e
Reports from the Inland Empire invasion indicate that this
problem, certainly not a new one, is very alive at the other lea
gue schools. Against the Cougars at Pullman, Bob Lavey in par
ticular was the butt of the crowd’s caustic tongue.
Admittedly Gus Q. Fan plunks down his dough with the idea
to receive a little more out of a contest, other than to sit silently
and watch proceedings. He likes to get in his cheers for the lo
cal boys and his jeers at the invaders, but too often the latter
procedure is carried to extremes.
Oregon Sportsmanship Fluctuates
At Oregon, the sportsmanship has been a mixture of both
good and bad. High point came last Saturday night, when the
AVebfoot student body, nearly to person, gave Idaho’s Bob Prit
chett an honest and loud ovation when the Vandal sharpshoot
er left the game, following a 19-point performance. Yet this at
titude is more often the exception, not the rule.
Brannagan’s idea of making a direct appeal to the specta
tors can work, at Oregon at least. Since Webfooprooters aren’t
any different than other division team boosters, reasoning fol
lows that such a plan can function at the other institutions.
Twice, within the last year, the University Athletic Depart
ment has felt such a need and has made an appeal to fans for
good conduct.
.Prime example was the filial contest ot the campaign between
Oregon and Oregon State at Eugene last winter. Upon the out
come of that battle hinged the loop crown. Seeing the implica
tions, Athletic Director Leo Harris issued his “we'll have good
sportsmanship or else” edict. The result was that the fans took
the hint, and showed the Beavers courtesies such as have not
been seen in a Civil War cage skirmish in many a season. Be
fore one goes too far abroad in criticizing others, he must do his
own housecleaning, and maybe the idea will catch on, for the
eventual betterment of all concerned, if we start here.
Wiley, Pritchett, Gay da on Loose
Roger Wiley is still ahead of the pack in the loop scoring race
with 74 points for a 12.3 average per game. Idaho’s Pritchett
made a big jump in the point column with 46 points on the Van
dals’ disastrous Oregon trip. But Washington State’s Gayda,
with 53 markers and a 13.25 average, looks like the surest bet to
press Wiley for the honors. Gayda, a rubber legged backboard
artist, possesses an almost unstoppable hook shot, which he pots
with workmanlike regularity.
In the all-important matter of foul shooting, the Webfoots
have canned 87 out of 138 in the six conference games for 63
per cent—a respectable showing. Will Urban has proved dead
liest from the charity line with 20 successes in 27 attempts.
Phi Delts, ATOs Post Easy IM
Wins; Delts Edge by Chi Psis
3:50 Sigma Nu vs SAE
Kappa Sigma vs SAM
4:35 Sigma Chi vs Fijis
Theta Chi vs Phi Sigma Kappa
5:15 ATO vs Tekes
Sigma Hall A vs French Hall A
Action was limited to the “B” league for the third consecu
tive day in intramural play as Phi Delta Theta trampled Pi
Kappa Phi 41-5, ATO laced Minturn hall 29-14, and Delta Tau
Delta defeated Chi Psi 8-5.
Phi Delts 41, Pi Phis 5
Led by the sensational shooting George Watkins, a power
ful Phi Delt quintet ran roughshod over the Pi Kapp five to win
easily 41-5.
Starting with the opening whistle and never faltering, the
i in ictineu ill puiiits irom ev
ryvvhere, moving into a comfortable
12-to2 bulge in the first quarter.
Then Watkins entered the game,
pumped in four quick field goals,
two of which were perfect ringers
from behind the keyhole, and help
his teammates to big 24-to5 advan
tage at halftime.
In the final conta, Watkins came
back to sink another howitzer to
take top scoring honors with a to
tal of 10 counters.
Delts 8, Chi Psis 5
In the lowest scoring game this
season, Delta Tau Delta edged out
Chi Psi 8-5.
It was a slow, awkard battle all
the way with over four minutes
elapsing before either team could
dent the scoring column. Then Earl
Knutson, Delt forward, hit the hemp
from deep behind the key, and the
initial frame ended 2-to-0 in favor of
the Delts.
Another Delt field goal and three
Chi Psi markers brought the half
time count up to 4-3.
The Chi Psi five tied it up at 5-all
on Bob Taylor’s loying, but Knut
son dropped in another two-pointer
to give his team the winning mar
gin, and become high point man for
the victors with four.
ATOs 29, Min turn 14
In the others tilt of the afternoon,
Alpha Tau Omega drubbed Minturn
hall handily 29-14.
The first half of this contest was
also slow and it looked like a car
bon copy of the Delt-Chi Psi affair
with the midway score reading a
scant 6-all.
However, during the final half the
ATO squad, spearheaded by Larry
Hull’s eleven points, caught fire and
pushed the count to 29-14 before the
horn sounded.
Paper Lashes
At 'Phog' Allen
ST. LOUIS (AP)—The Wash
ington university campus newspa
per “Student Life” editorially
lashed out at Kansas university
basketball Coach Forrest C. (Phog)
Allen yesterday.
“College athletics are undergo
ing a slow but steady change which,
if continued, could well prove to be
the ruination of scholastic sports,”
the editorial stated.
“This movement toward pro
fessionalism, with its accompany
ing burning desire for victory,
hoodlumism, official-baiting, and
general misuse of all ideals of
sporrsmansmp, was wen demon
strated Saturday night, when an
evening of bickering and com
plaining by the Kansas univer
sity basketball team culminated
in an attack on Referee Eddie
“Forrest C. (Phog) Allen has
been coach of basketball at Kan
sas for 32 years. In all that time,
he has learned how to fashion a
good basketball team but, judging
from his actions and that of his
team, he still is a beginner when it
comes to decency and sportsman
ship on the court.”
The newspaper referred to an
outburst during the game between
Washington and Kansas when Da
vidson was struck with a basket
ball and later struck at Allen.
Conflicting versions of the argu
ment later were given by Allen
and Davidson. Kansas won the
game 46 to 41.
Women Cagers
Finish Practices
Today’s WAA basketball prac
tices will be the last held before be
ginning intramural league competi
tion on Monday. Included in the
fourteen teams on the list is one
composed of off-campus girls who
call themselves Wiki-Wiki.
The girls' teams will be divided
into four leagues with playing to
continue until March 2 at which
time the winners of each league will
play in an elimination tuornament
for the championship.
Practicing today will be Alpha
Chi Omega, Alpha Omricon Pi, Uni
versity house, Gamma hail, Sigma
Kappa, Wiki-Wiki, Hendricks hall,
Alpha Xi Delta, and Alpha hall.
Others—Kappa Alpha Theta, Rebec
house, Pi Beta Phi, Zeta Tau Alpha,
Alpha Delta Pi, Highland house,
and Delta Delta Delta—practiced
Tuesday and Wednesday.
Chicago Cubs Sign
Vet Mort Cooper
CHICAGO—(AP)—The Chicago
Cubs came up with another surprise
yesterday in their camapign to shed
the memory of a dismal 1948 sea
son. They signed Mort Cooper, 34
year-old former pitching star of the
St. Louis Cardinals.
Cooper, peeled down to 205
pounds, but inactive last year fol
lowing a third operation on his arm
in August, 1947, becomes the eigh
teenth member of the Cubs’ pitch
ing staff.
Cooper’s 10-year Major League
career lists 128 victories against 75
on all makes
5739 Ph. 871 13th E
Saturday and Sunday
Jere Gillis
Hoodoo Bowl
11:00 A.M.
Tickets on Bus or Hendershotts
Santiam $3.50 Round Trip
Willamette $2.50 Round Trip
Leave Leave Arrive
Eugene Arrive Area Eugene
Santiam 7:00 A.M. 10:30 A.M. 4:30 P.M. 8:30 P.M.
Willamette 7:30 A.M. 10:00 A.M. 4:30 P.M. 6:30 P.M.
Leave Hendershotts and Campus
Stay Overnight Saturday Night
Santiam Lodge
Suttle Lake Lodge
Willamette - Summit Lodge