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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 16, 1949)
By DAVE TAYLOR
Emerald Sports Editor
1 wo men were sitting in a smoke-filled room in the dorm
when one took a long, deep drag on his cigarette and said, “How
long are we going to be nice about this ttring?”
“This thing” referred to the winless rut the Oregon football
team has fallen into.
“Look, he said, “the last Duck victory came way back on
Oct. 15 when Oregon swamped Colorado 42-14 on Hayward
Field. Since that time the Big Green Machine has been walloped
twice, (USC. 40-13, and Cal, 41-14), and been edged twice, (Iowa
34-31, and Washington, 28-27.
“Four straight defeats! That's a record for an Aiken coached
team at the University,” he
added and paused to catch his
His companion, who had
been listening intently, took his
pipe from his mouth and asked,
“What do you mean, how long
are we going to be nice about
this thing? What do you want
to do, hang a slightly thin, grey
haired scalp on your belt and
sing ‘Mighty Oregon!’ Just
who is this WE you refer to so
casually? After all, aren’t you
forgetting that an Aiken coach
ed team went to the Cotton
Bowl less than a year ago?
Ducks Do More Than Get Beat
“And speaking of records, that same Oregon team that has
been defeated on four consecutive weekends has done more than
be beaten while spending 60 minutes a'week in gridiron combat.
The Ducks of 1949 have scored more points than any other team
to represent the University. Their total now stands at a healthy
242 points in 10 games, or almost 25 points a game.
Besides that, Darrell Robinson, stellar, pass catching end
has eclipsed Dick Wilkins’ reception record, even without a
Van Brocklin on the throwing end.
“Then Bob Sanders, Duck fullback, leads the PCC in scoring
and rushing, Woodley Lewis in pass interceptions, and kickoff
returns, Earl Stelle has a very respectable pass completion aver
age, and Cool Pappy Daniels has place kicking down to the ex
act science stage. He has 30 points from 33 conversion attempts,
plus three field goals for a total of 42 points.”
Not Aiken s Fault Ducks Fall
By tills time the pipe smoker was visibly angry, but wasn’t
about to stop his verbal barrage. “Do you think it is Jim Aiken’s
fault if the Ducks are defeated. Why are you crying because the
Webfoots have fallen four times straight?
“Take a look at Columbia where a certain all-time great
coach by the name of Lou Little is doing the steering. The
Lions have been routed for the last six weeks, starting with
Yale 33-7, Penn 27-7, Army 63-6, Cornell 54-0, Dartmouth 35
14, and Navy 34-0 last Saturday, but do you hear a cry for Lit
Of course not. His followers respect him for the great man he
is, just as you should Aiken for the great coach that he is. Re
turning to those Columbia scores aagin, in all six games the
Lions could only garner 34 points, a little more than Aiken and
Company tallied in the Iowa game alone.
“You’re the kind of fan that screamed Bernie Bierman was
living in stone age when his Golden Gophers were dumped by
Michigan and Purdue, then clammed up when Iowa was annihi
lated by Minnesota 55-7. What kind of logic is that? A coach
can only be as good as the players under him.
No Oregon Loss an Earth Shocker
“Getting back to the Oregon losses, none of them was an up
set of almost earth shocking proportions like Kip Taylor’s Ore
gon State crew engineered over powerful Michigan State last
Saturday. Any team may be upset by less than one teedee while
the other games with Cal and USC, the favored team just rolled.
“You saw the same thing happen in both Idaho and Colo
rado games on Haywaid Field. Things like that can easily hap
pen, especially when the team is playing before a foreign
“This week will be a good test for the Webfoots for they will
be playing on their home ground against an arch rival, the Beav
ers of Oregon State. These Beavers have all the capabilities nec
essary to dump the Ducks and do it badly. However, just wait
tdl Saturday to do your screaming for the Beavers might go back
to Corvallis singing ‘All I want for Christmas is my two front
“Say, just who is this WE you referred to, anyway.”
Phi Delt B's
Tau Kappa Epsilon vs. Phi Kappa
Beta Theta Pi vs. Sederstrom
Sigma Nu vs. Phi Kappa Sigma
Delta Tau Delta vs. Sherry Ross
Sigma Alpha Mu vs. Lambda Chi
Phi Gamma Delta vs. Stan Ray
Undefeated Phi Delta Theta won
the championship of League III in
the “B” volleyball division yester
day afternoon by defeating Nestor
Hall 15-1 ai'd 15-5. The Phi Delts
became the fi^st “B” team to gain
eligibility for the December cham
pionship playoffs as they rolled to
their seventh and eighth triumps
of the season.
Another undefeated team, Sigma
Alpha Epsilon, took a big step for
ward by downing Sigma Phi Epsi
lon 15-7 and 15-12. Alpha Tau
Omega and Sigma Chi also gained
additional ground' when Cherney
Hall and French Hall, respectively,
failed to show up and lost by for
The closest contest of the day
featured a tight battle between
Theta Chi and Phi Kappa Psi. The
Phi Psis took an impressive 12-3
lead in the opener, overcame a
stubborn Theta Chi rally, and won
15-11. Theta Chi bounced back to
take the middle game 15-9, and the
finale was deadlocked at 4-4, 7-7,
and 9-9 before Theta Chi finally
broke loose and seized a 15-12 vic
tory after coming from behind
three times during the tilt.
Delta Upsilon downed a hard
fighting Phi Sigma Kappa sextet
15-11 and 15-4, galloping to an
early 9-0 lead in the second game.
MIAMI, Fla. (UP)—The Orange
Bowl Committee today was advis
ed that unbeaten Army will not
participate in any post-season
football game next January.
The announcement came in a tel
egram from Secretary of the Army
Gordon Gray to John S. Knight,
publisher of the Miami Herald,,
who had contacted the cadets on
behalf of the Orange Bowl.
The committee will send scouts
this week to the Oklahoma-Santa
Clara, Kentucky-Tennessee and
ST. LOUIS— (UP) — Zack Tay
lor, whose St. Louis Browns were
deep in the American League sec
ond division during his three sea
sons as manager, today was signed
to lead the club again in 1950.
Browns’ President Bill Dewitt
announced at a news conference
that the 51-year-old Taylor would
manage the club under a noe-year
BUFFALO, N. Y.—(UP)— Rob
ert Villemain, light-hitting French
Middleweight, Tuesday pounded
put a unanimous ten-round decision
over durable Tony DiMicco of
Schenectady, N. Y„ in his final
tuneup bout before he meets Cham
pion Jake LaMotta in a non-title
scrap Dec. 9.
BUFFALO, No Y. (UP)—Quar
terback George Ratterman, the
gridiron magician of the Buffalo
Bills, revealed the neatest trick of
his career today—a switch to the
New York Bulldogs of the rival
National Football League that is
expected to net him some $4,000.
The Evergreens and the Cascad
es, University of Oregon women's
hockey teams, won a total of four
games during the weekend at the
Northwest Field Hockey tourna
ment held in Corvallis.
The Evergreens won all three of
its games with the team from
Washington State College, the
Vancouver, B. C. “B” team, and the
Idaho “Vandals.” The Cascades de
feated the College of Idaho, tied the
University of Washington “Pur
ple" team, and lost to the Van
couver, B. C., “A” team.
Evergreen captain is Jessie Tot
ten, and captain of the Cascades is
Frances Hussey. Miss Janet Wood
ruff is coach of both teams.
Alpha Delta Pi vs. Hendricks Halt'
Winners were decided in all five'
leagues of intramural volleyball as
Kappa Kappa Gamma defeated Re
bec House 31-29, while the team
from Alpha Delta Pi posted a 37-27
win over Ann Judson House.
Monday’s action saw University
House climD one step higher in de
fense of their 1948 championship
title by winning from Hendricks
Hall, 46-14, while A D Pi defeated
Alpha Xi Delta, 37-20. Ann Judson
House also entered the semi-finals
by defeating Alpha Phi, 46-14.
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