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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 11, 1950)
By SAM FIDMAN
Emerald Sports Editor
Some people worry too much over who is going to win which
basketball game. During the first Washington State game a tele
graph editor, who was working in the athletic news bureau at
the Igloo, received a long distance phone call, from Louisville,
Kv. The Southern party wanted to know the score of the ball'
game, so, m line with the tamed
hospitality of the Northwest,
our hero peered out at the big
electric-clock, saw that Oregon
had a 24-17 edge, and related
that fact to the jittery soul at
Louisville. The jittery soul
heard the roar of the crowd in
the background, and asked the
good Samaritan if he wouldn’t
trot back out and see if some
one had just scored.
This done to the satisfaction
of the dixieland correspondent,
our belabored hero made a
liiuvc luwaiu getting oacK ro worn—out ne never made it—the
crowd roared again—and the man in the old Kentucky home re
quested another check. This went on for a quarter of an hour—
imtil the hospitality of the Northwest weakened.
The Kentuckian was presumed to have bet a big enough wad
of cash so that his winning would cover the phone call but Fear
not Mr. Lemons—the call was not collect.
Beavers Lurking at Home
John Warren, the honest man with a heap of trouble, is
searching for some way to keep the Ducks going against Oregon
State. He pulled them far enough so that they made a respect
able showing against the Cougars—but Oregon State—lurking
_ in the recesses of their home court—offers a more formidable
barrier. The 500 ducats that Oregon students are permitted to
gobble up can't be converted into much racket—especially when
there will be about 9500 vocal cords working full time against
them. Gill Coliseum is expected to hold the largest basketball
crowd in the history o fthe state of Oregon this weekend.
A lad by the name of Pete Van Dijk has already cracked the
standing Northern Division record for the 1500 meter mark—he
did it in practice though. With Joe Nishimoto, Louis Santos,
Stan Hargraves, and Pete, the aqua Ducks look like one of the
hottest articles to splash H20 out of an ND tank in several years.
For Whom the Whistle Toots
An item that appeared on page four of Tuesday’s Emerald,
concerning reasons for the inconsistency—or what has been
called the inconsistency—of the local basketball officiating,vwas
written by Marty Weitzner, Brooklyn’s contribution to the local
Political Science department. Weitzner, who is familiar with
Eastern basketball via a multitude of Madison Square Garden
double headers, noted an outstanding difference between East
ern and Western basketball which might be traced further as the
cause for the inconsistency in reffing and the reason why so many
ifhistles are tooted at Western quints when they visit the Gard
en and other Eastern courts.
A fellow named Gerald (Tex) Oliver has popped up again as
the football coach at Fullerton Junior College, in California. Oli
ver, who guided the grid destiny of Oregon’s Webfoots for near
ly a decade, has been in the real estate business in Tucson, Ari
zona, since 1947.
Inside, Uutside, USA
Gene Conley, a lanky lad who has been drawing plenty of ink,
and the best defensive men in the conference to guard him, took
the top rung in the Northern Division, Pacific Coast Conference
hemp-searing parade. The big, easy-moving Cougar, who had
both the Webfoots and their rooters cringing at the wrong end
of his deadly hook shot, has connected for 71 points in four
Washington State games.
In second place is Oregon’s darling of last week, Paul Sow
ers, whose 31 markers in two games leaves him with a 15.5 per
game average. Conley is moving along at a modest 17.8 point
per game averge.
John Warren, the coach with a five man squad and more than
enough woes to stretch out through two basketball seasons,
would like to know of a way to beat Oregon State this weekend.
Ide should use a tight inside defense and leave the outside com
paratively open—or he could use a strong outside defense and
leave the inside comparatively open—or he could just pray.
Greeks Control Courts;
Phi Delts Set Scoring
By PETE CARNACCHIA
Tuesday Intramural Schedule
3:50 Sederstrom A vs. Sigma Nu A
4:35 Alpha Tau Omega A vs. Alpha
5:15 Sigma Chi A vs. Cherney A
4:00 Pi Kappa Phi vs. Phi Delta
The second round of intramural
basketball play Tuesday night, put
twelve teams into action, with only
two of the six games being what
you might call a contest.
MeChesney A rolled over the
YMCA A, 35-6, in the opener. T/hc
winners used a fast break which
found more holes in the YMCA
defense than could be found in all
of Lane county’s roads. Woods
and Pierson led the scoring with
10 and 8 points, respectively.
Nestor A gave the Greeks their
only defeat of the evening as they
edged out Tau Kappa Epsilon A,
18-14. Miller dropped in 11 points
for the victors, who held a 9-8 half
time edge. Anderson, Pope, and
Lacy each got 4 for the Tekes.
PHI DELTS ROLL
A smooth Phi Delta Theta five
slaughtered the Yeomen, 48-2,
which is as big an understatement
as you could hope for. Towering
Bob Taggesell and Rod Slade con
trolled both backboards with little
trouble. Two very fast guards,
Chamberlain and' Nelson, continu
ally broke loose for loy-ins, with
Chamberlain topping the scoring
with 12 points. The perennial intra
mural powers ran up 40 points be
fore Koppe sunk the only Yoeman
PHI SIGS VICTOR
A slightly closer contest was the
Phi Sigma Kappa-French Hall
fray, in which the Phi Sigs came
out winders, 20-14. The winners
held a 10-7 half-time margin which
was narrowed to 14-12 at the end
of the third quarter. Jerry Kelly,
lanky Phi Sig center, paced a
final canto drive while the losers
could get but one more bucket.
Phil Abrahams topped French Hall
Frosh Battle j
Coach Don Kirsch sent his Ore
gon Freshman Basketball squad
against QJohn Warren’s Varsity
hoopmen in a lengthy scrimmage
yesterday afternoon at McArthur
Court. No actual score was record
ed, but the Ducklings kept their
older brothers on the run all the
while and pulled several sparkling
floor plays in so doing.
The starting five for the Frosh
consisted of Henry Bbnnema
and Ken Torgerson at forwards,
Chet Noe at center, and Harland
Mickey and Bud Covey at guards.
Later Nick Schmer, Sam Con
chetti and Fred Mueller came in
and were particularly impressive
with their tricky ball-handling.
Top pointmakers were Covey,
Schmer, and Jack Sherman, who
sank several long shots.
The Frosh have a slight vaca
tion this wekend with no games
scheduled for either Friday or Sat
urday nights. On January 21st,
they will meet the Oregon State
Rooks in a night game at McAr
thur Court, with a second contest
following the next evening at Cor
Population of what is now the
state of Oregon grew from ap
proximately 10,000 in territorial
days a century ago to an estimated
one million, five hundred thousand
efforts with 6.
Bowman and Provost led Sig
ma Phi Epsilon to a 37-4 rout
of Omega Hall. Half-time count
of the rough fracas was 19-2.
Lambda Chi Alpha dropped Mer
rick Hall, 26-10, in another rough
go. The gold-shirted men held a
10-2 half-time lead in a game that
was never close. Doolittle paced
the evenly-distributed scoring for
the winners with 6, while Durbing
got 4 for Merrick.
Theta Chi swept all three
matches from Tau Kappa Epsilon
in the only hadball action.
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