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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (March 3, 1949)
Gagers End Season This
Weekend Against OSC
Tomorrow night Oregon’s Web
foo'ts will play their last game of
the 1949 season in McArthur court
when they resume their ‘‘Civil
War” series with Slats Gill's Ore
gon State crew. The two quints
will'-close out their regular seasons
the next night in Corvallis.
With the exception of Beaver re
serve Glen Kinney, both teams are
expected to be at full strength for
the two tilts, and will probably
start the same line-ups as last
THE BEAVERS WILL probably
use a tight zone defense Friday to
try to stop Webfoot pivotman Rog
er Wiley. They used that system
last Saturday and Wiley only got
seven points, hitting only one field
goal in 13 attempts.
John Warren will rely on his
ttvo regular guards, Johnny Nee
ley and Paul Sowers, to have a hot
aright shooting over the zone and
break things up.
THE TWO-GAME series will
close out the Ducks’ current cam
jpaign. They have won 12 of 28
games before the final tilts, but
have outscored their opponents by
more than 50 tallies.
The Webfoots have been paced
all year by Wiley who has racked
Seven colleges will enter teams in
the University of Oregon Ski Club’s
reter-collegiate giant slalom Sun
day in the Hoodoo Ski Bowl area.
Entry blanws have been received
from Vanport College, Pacific Uni
versity, University of Portland,
Willamette, Lewis and Clark and
Reed College. Oregon State may al
so enter a squad. The host school,
the University of Oregon, is enter
ing two teams. More than one team
can be entered by any of the
The meet is scheduled to start at
10 a.nr. Sunday from the top of
Hoodoo Butte. The course is being
set by Willie Helming, veteran Mt.
Hood skier and instructor.
A. team trophy, donated by the
Joe Gordon Hardware Store of Eu
gene, will be awarded to the win
rung squad. Individual trophies for
the six fastest skiers of the day
will be provided by the University
Oregon's team will be chosen
from the six best times of the fol
lowing: George McMath, John Car
son, Jack Sills, Saul Zaik. Tom Don
ohue, Jim Donohue, Matt Vranizan,
Jack Mayer, Ed Cunningham and
up 413 points and has averaged
better than 14 points per game.
The series will also close out the
collegiate careers of Wiley, for
ward Jim Bartelt, and forward
center Jerry Switzer. Bartelt is
completing four years of collegiate
basketball at Oregon Saturday
night, as is Wiley.
Heel Bothers DiMag
BALTIMORE, March 2—(AP) —
Joe DeMaggio and Dr. George Ben
nett went into consultation yester
day on a familiar subject—the New
York Yankee outfielder's sore
Dr. Bennett operated on the right
heel last winter. After the first day
of spring training yesterday in St.
Petersburg, Fla., DiMaggio said it
hurt again and he took off by plane
The big slugger said the heel
pained him most of the time “but
really hurt when I run.”
Dr. Bennett will decide whether
another operation is necessary and
how long Di Maggio will be idle.
Northern Division Swimmers
To Meet; Duck Hiatt Injured
This coming weekend the Men’s
Pool on the campus will be a bee
hive of activity with the best swim
mers in the conference coming
from, Washington, Washington
State, Oregon State, Idaho and
Montana to combine with the Ore
gon varsity in the grand finale of
the swimming season, the North
ern Division finals.
The meet will be under the able
direction of Oregon’s new coach,
John Borchardt, who in just a few
months has made quite a name
for himself in the conference.
The meet will be run off with
morning, afternoon and - evening
sessions both this Friday and Sat
urday. The full schedule of events
Twelve men are still needed to
round out the agenda of the all
campus straight elimination hand
ball tournament sponsored by Jim
Vitti, intramural sports manager.
Play in the contest will begin Mon
day if these positions are filled.
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Champs Battered Gillmen
By Sam Fidman
In the good old days, when
“Grapes of Wrath” and “Mein
Kampf” were sweeping the nation’s
literary taste, and when the Joe
Louis who was belted one “Mox”
Schmeling into boxing oblivion, the
“Tall Firs,” greatest basketball
team in the nation, had their hands
full with a bunch of upstart Oregon
That famed Webfoot squad,
which dropped only 5 games in 34
starts, including sectional and na
tional play-offs, was always in for
trouble when the “Beaverville
Schooner” steamed into town.
In the first game of that season
between OSC and the Ducks, des
pite a trio of Slats Gil’s “tough
boys,” Mai Harris, Frank Mandic,
and Elmer Kolberg, Oregon pulled
out a 31 to 26 win.
In the second installment of the
“Civil War” of ’39, Slim Winter
mute potted 13 points to beat the
Gillmen 46 to 39. The Beavers led
at halftime, 19-14, but once the
Gale - Dick - Wintermute combo
started rolling—it was all over.
Game number three was an Ag
gie paradise. Kolberg, an over
grown OSC football player, hit for
17 points, while Laddie Gale, “Mr.
Basketball” of those days, collect
ed a puny three. The Orangemen
sunk 21 out of 55 shots at the bas
ket, while the “Firs” made good on
only nine out of 53. Oregon State
won, 50-31, rudely snapping a ten
game Oregon winning streak.
But, the Ducks copped the last
game, 48 to 37, then knocked off the
strong Washington Huskies 39 to 26
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for the Northern Division crown, on
a conference record of 14 and 2.
After that the “vow team”
couldn’t be stopped. They had cop
ped a share of the ND title in 1937,
and won undisputedly in 1938, only
to shoved out of the money by one
Hank Luisetti and his Stanford
But in '39 Oregon belted the tarn
ished Golden Be^ar two straight for
the West Coast championship, and
then humbled Texas, 64 to 41, and
Oklahoma, 55 to 37, to take all
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and the times as they will be run oii
will be in tomorrow’s Emerald.
The Aquaduclts suffered a defi
nite and telling blow to their hopes
of getting by Washington State in
the finals with the loss of veteran
freestyle swimmer Bob Hiatt. Hiatt
hurt his ankle the first of last
week and it has gotten wore in
stead of better the last few days
with the doctors finally ordering
Hiatt not to compete unless there
is definite improvement before the
Without Hiatt the other Ducks
will have to dig deep into their
bag of tricks to outpoint the
Cougars for second spot while the
all powerful Huskies are conced
ed an overwhelming favorite for
At this writing there is definitely
no defeatism in the Duck camp how
ever as in a meet of this kind any
thing can happen and provided the
swimmers perform as well as they
did two weeks ago they will be right
in there with only a few points sep
erating the final scores of these run
Without a doubt this will be the
finest meet in the history of the ND
conference. The swimmers who will
assemble this weekend will repre
sent some of the finest in the na
Washington will send two relay
teams after records which are sure
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best in the country.
There will be records in almost
every event with such fine indi
vidual stars showing as Washing
ton’s George Heany, Pete Salmon
and Dick Campbell. Other stars
are By Canning of WSC, who is
favored to cop the 220, 440 and
1500 events with new records in
the last two.
Also for the first time in ND his
tory the battle for second and third
places will see the times of these al
so rans to be better than any of the
times which just a few years ago
were topics in the country as well as
in the conference.
Oregon will be after points with
such fine performers as: Louis San
tos, George Balch, George Moor
head, and Tom Nekota in the
sprints. Earl Walter and Stan Har
graves will participate in the back
stroke and Individual Medley, with
Walter undefeated and the record
holder in the latter event.
The breast stroke will find Rod
Harman and Art Bayly favored
to finish well up in front of the
pack and counting those import
ant points for Oregon.
The diving also will find the
Ducks well represented with Jim
Stanley and Willie McCullough
matching tricks with the best in the
ND. Sanley is undefeated so far and
is the favorite to cop the title.
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