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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 27, 1950)
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By TOM KING
W hat will the Oregon W ebfoots do tonight and Saturday ?
1 hat’s a question that won’t bring an answer for the next 48
hours, but chances are the Ducks will acquit themselves in a
more distinguished manner on the home hardwood than they did
when they got their collective
wings clipped up in the Seattle
pavilion last weekend when
they played Washington.
Still, it will take a lot of do
ing to catch the high geared
Huskies who, despite what pre
season prophets said, still have
turned the Northern Division
race on its ear.
In Louje Soriano, the dumpy,
chubby, chunky and otherwise
mshapely-looking guard, the lo
cal gentry will see one of the
best long-shot artists on the
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taking a backing seat this year BOB SANDERS
to 27-point man Frank Guis
ness. This big fellow is a “find,” one which Art McLarney in
tends to take full advantage of.
If the Ducks don’t gain at least a split in the present series,
-•things will have reached the saturation point. As it is, they stand
a good chance—and it’s their last chance—of redeeming them
selves. It’s a large order, one that will take a basketball team
with a large heart and plenty of old-fashion intestinal fortitude,
often referred to as guts.
'Oregon Has Will-to-Win'— Branagan
If there has been one thing which Oregon has displayed this
season^ hmvever, that’s scrap. Marlowe Branagan, who does a
spot of sports writing for’the Oregon Journal, said that he had
rarely in his long writing experience seen a ball club with as
much will-to-win as the 1949 Ducks.
Which leads to the comment that, despite their many vir
tues, the Ducks still have not been winning.
Maybe they’ll pull a shocker out of the fires tonight. A win
certaiply would go a long ways toward lifting the clouds of de
spair that have clamped down upon the Oregon basketball scene
in recent weeks.
Who knows? Maybe the Associated Press would vote the
Webfoots the team who staged the greatest surprise in the last
50 years. Which is to say that the 1914 Boston Braves would have
to move over.
Six of Jim Aiken’s healthiest seniors were plucked by the
pros in the recent football draft.
Pro Teams Pick Over Field Carefully
The players, Sam Nevills, Bob Sanders, Steve Dotur, Darrell
Robinson, Woodley Lewis, and Ted Meland, are headed for the
big time in pro football where such past Ducks as Jack Leicht,
Duke Iverson, Dick Wilkins, Norm Van Brocklin, Dan Garza
and Brad Ecklund already have made their mark.
All of them are pretty big boys and they’re rugged. The pros
don’t choose a player in the draft without having combed the
held and scouted players the country over with astonishing ex
Before last football season Bob McClure, Oregon line coach
who once played a smattering of professional football himself,
made a few observations which merit bringing up at this junc
It was McClure’s opinion then that the Webfoot most likely
to succeed in the pro ranks was the big tackle, Steve Dotur.
Dotur Played in East-West Classic
Dotur, you'll recall, represented the Ducks in the recent East
West Shrine classic and reportedly played a capable ball game.
The word was that he cleared a few holes for the West backs,
but that those same backs failed to take advantage of the alley
ways. Who was Dotur blocking out on those plays? Leon Hart,
the big Notre Dame guy, no less.
At any rate, six Webfoots are stepping into the play-for-pe
cuniam status. It’s no easy jump—no easier than the jump high
school athletes make when they step up into collegiate football
If precedent is any indication, however, they'll do all right by
themselves. Van Brocklin and Wilkins were positive sensations
last fall. Observers say that the other Ducks who paraded across
the pro gridiron showed up pretty admirably, too.
Maybe they'll have some company.
It wasn’t too many years ago that one had to think hard—and
twice—to uncover an Oregon football player who was making a
living out of his college past-time.
An essay contest has been an
nounced by International Study
Tour Alliance with awards consist
ing of free study tours to Europe,
fellowships, and grants.
The contest is open to all stu
dents of American colleges, and
the nature of the theme must show
academic contacts, research possi
bilities, and field work. Aside from
this, subject matter may belong
to any field of knowledge.
The contest is conducted to find
students who would like to further
their knowledge by studying in
Europe. The essay should give
some idea of what subject the
writer is interested in and how he
intends to further his knowledge
of it in Europe.
Complete details may be ob
tained by writing to International
Study Tour Alliance, Inc., 12 East
46th Street, New York 18, N.Y.
Announcement of Mademoiselle’s
annual college fiction contest was
made this week in a letter to the
Emerald. Prizes of $500 will be
awarded to each of two winners.
Winning stories will appear in the
All women undergraduates may
enter the contest. Stories which
have appeared in college publica
tions are acceptable if they have
not been published elsewhere.
Length must be between 3,000 and
Entries, to be postmarked by
April 15, 1950, should be submitted
College Fiction Contest, Made
moiselle, 122 East 42 Street, New
York City 17.
They should be typewritten,
double-spaced, and accompanied
by the contestant’s name, home ad
dress, college address, and college
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five will be the same for the Ducks
and the same unit which proved so
effective for the Huskies in Seattle
will open for Coach Art McLarney.
Officials: AI Lightner and Orville
Preliminary game: Oregon Frosh
vs. Redmond (Friday). Oregon
Frosh vs. Vanport J. C. (Saturday).
The lineups follow:
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