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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 6, 1950)
Webfoots, WSC Clash Tonight
STAR FORWARD Paul Sowers will play in tonight’s opener of the
two-game series with WSC, John Warren said last night. He may
also play Saturday night, Warren said, if his back remains in good
Urban Holds Lead
In Scoring Race
Top point-maker for John War
ren’s Webfoots thus far this season
is a young worthy who hasn’t
played a spot of basketball since
That's Will Urban, whose fath
er’s death has kept him from the
court until this weekend—Warren
j hopes. It was revealed last night
that the scrappy forward might
arrive in time for Saturday’s game
here against Washington State.
* But, even if he doesn’t take part,
he should, cling to his scoring lead
over the weekend.
For at the present time he's
♦ totalled 127 tallies in 11 contests.
62 points better than the second
man, Mel Krause. Krause has 75,
followed by Jack Keller, 74, and
Bob Lavey, 71. They are in turn
followed by Paul Sowers, (!0; Mel
Streeter, 04; Ken Hunt, 52; Dale
, Warberg, 31; Lyn Hamilton, 28,
and Bob Amacher, 22.
Is your watch
| HANG OVER
Like you are?
Bring it in to
In compiling- his 127 point total,
Urban put together 45 field goals
and 37 free throws. He has aver
aged 12.7 points per contest. Keller
has the second most fielders, 34,
and Lavey is runner-up in charity
tosses with 17.
Leads to Arrests
HONOLULU, Jan. 5— (UP) —
Charles Schwartz, 45, alleged form
er Mickey Cohen mobster, and A1
Schaff, ex-Honolulu boxing pro
moter, were arrested today on
charges of conducting a $20,000
weekly football gambling syndi
Both men were released on $750
bail each. Arraignment was set for
tomorrow in district court.
The two men were previously ar
rested yesterday with five other
suspects and questioned nearly
three hours at police headquarters.
Both were released on an order is
sued by Circuit Judge John A.
Also under arrest in connection
with the grumbling combine are
restaurant owner Robert Hosai, 38,
gambler Morris Cohen, 42, and
i three asserted ticket sellers, Ted
1 Murata, 27, Mike Hoiita, 36. and
I James Y. Iv. Wun. 22.
Investigators claimed Schwartz
j and Schaff .along with Hosai and
j Cohen, were ringleaders in the
football pool, which allegedly had
: mainland outlets in Los Angeles,
! Reno and Chicago.
Authorities said Sehwart made
the odds for the syndicate after re
ceiving weekly transpacific phone j
calls from mainland connections.;
The combine also made bet layoffs
with mainland gamblers when the
betting ran too high, police said.
May Go In;
Gome af 8
It’s “opening1 night" insofar
as Oregon’s basketballing
Webfoots are concerned to
night. They take the floor here
at 8 p.m. against highly rated
Washington State in the first
of a two game series that ushers
in their Northern Division cam
The Ducks will rank as under
dogs to the visiting Cougars, who
just finished splitting a two-game
set with Oregon State.
Best news for the Webfoots is
that Paul Sowers, sharp-shooting
forward, will be able to play Friday
and, if possible, Saturday night
He's been down with a bad back.
Will Urban, whose father passed
away in Portland Monday, may
also be able to participate in Sat
urday’s fracas. It depends on
whether he will arrive in time for
Washington State brings to Mc
Arthur Court one of the flashiest
ball clubs on the Coast, plus one of
the flashiest ball players on the
Coast. In Ed Gayda, the Cougars
have one of the best, although the
Oregon State Beavers did a dandy
job of tying him up in Wednesday’s
game in Coivallis.
But when Big Ed isn’t pouring
them in, it’s been Sophomore Gene
Conley who has taken up the slack.
The lanky six foot, seven inch
youngster has been a proverbial
ball of fire, as attested by the 22
points he tallied in the second game
against the Beavers.
DUCKS CAN EXPLODE
Coach John Warren, after a so-so i
exhibition season record, figures his
boys will be noticeably weakened
if Sowers and Urban are unable to
show. But the Webfoots can be ex
plosive, and chances are they’ll
make their first conference effort a
Warren has pretty much settled
on his starting five for the night.
At forwards, Dale Warberg and
Mel Streeter will go in; at center,
Jim Vranizan; and at the guards,
Mel Krause and either Ken Hunt
or Jack Keller. Sowers will come
in later if able—and then Warren
is keeping his fingers crossed on
Urban’s Saturday night appear
DSC BIG FAVORITE
For the potent Cougars, Bob
Gambold and Gayda will operate
at the forward slots, Conley at the
pivot, and Leon Mangis and Ted
Tappe at the guards.
Jack Frlel’s charges figured as
a ND favorite. He’s been employ
ing a unit substitution system thus
far, but it has not worked out too
Preliminary to the varsity
games the Frosh, coached by Don
Kirsch, will battle. They'll take on
Astoria on Friday and Cottage
Grove on Saturday. Game time is
Kramer Trains for Duel
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 5—(UP) —
Jack Kramer will start working out
tomorrow for his first hometown
professional meeting with amateur
tennis champ Pancho Gonzales.
Kramer, well ahead of Gonzales
in their professional series, will
play against instructor Boh Har
mon in a tennis program at Mcnt
bello high school.
"I know Gonzales will play his
greatest game against me here,"
WILL URBAN, Webfoot forward, may brighten Oregon chances
Saturday night in the basketball game with WSC. While Urban
won’t be in the lineup in tonight’s tussle, Coach John Warren hopes
he may be on hand tomorrow.
Frosh Face Astoria
In Prelim at 6:15
Coach Don Kirsch is preparing
his fast breaking Frosh basketball
team for their next battle with the
Astoria five tonight in the prelim
inary to the Oregon - Washington
State contest. Gametime is 6:15 p.
m. Saturday. The club faces Cot
The Frosh, sparked by high scor
ing Curk Barkley, will be cut to
hold their record clean against all
high school competition thus far
this season. Barkley, a Freshman
from South Dakota, is the team’s
sparkplug in the tight spots, drop
ping important buckets from his
The Freshman squad is fast
breaking and a tall team. The cen
ter for the Frosh is 6 foot, 8 inch
Chet Noe from Los Angeles. Chet is
responsible for controlling the
backboards and also a high scorer
for the Ducklings. Assisting Noe in
the center position is Henry Bonna
man, another towering eager from
South Dakota. Bonneman is the lad
that helps Noe control the back
boards for the Ducklings.
The two guards for the Frosh
team are fast and capable of drop
ping some long shots in from the
center of the floor to help the scor
ing. Max Schmer and Sam Con
chetti hold the starting positions in
the large number of games, while
they change off with Charles Covey
and A1 Sherman.
Ken Torgenson a Southern Ore
gon all-star holds down the other
forward position and helps in re
bounds with his height.
Other members on the Frosh
team that aid in keeping the Frosh
record clean against high schools
this season are Mickey Johnson
Kirsch nad a big bomb drop in
his hands when three of his star
players dropped from school and
entered Vanport College because of
grades. These men were Don Hoey,
Keith Ferman and Lloyd Bergman.
These men are starting in the Van
port Frosh games and prove their
ability for Vanport by holding the
scoring honors in the majority of
Losing his three main starters
proved quite a handfull for Kirsch
NOW with every
WE give "S" and "H"