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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 2, 1950)
By GLENN GILLESPIE
Four sophomores—Gene Conley, Frank Guisness, Duane
Enochs, and Ted Tappe—are still among' the top 15 scorers in the
Northern Division basketball circus.
Statistics released this week show that Conlev, 18-year-old
VV bL. center, still leads with 129
points in nine games. Conley al
so has the best per-game aver
age, 14.3. Washington’s terri
ffic guard combination, Guis
ness and Louie Soriano, are
creeping up on the big fellow,
and one of them may sneak in
before the season’s over.
Guisness has collected 105
points in eight games, and
has the greatest number of
free throws, with 41. He’s
missed only 8 of his foul
shots. Guisness also has the
second best game average,
wilu 10.1 pomxs per game. Coach Art McLarney’s pride and
joy left local fans with mixed impressions last weekend.
His speed and amazing shot-making ability were praised to
be sure, but the boy s general on-the-court attitude was ques
tionable, especially in the second Washington-Oregon game.
f Nevertheless, Guisness dropped in his share of points, and played
well defensively. McLarney’s happy that he’s coming back for
two more years of Washington basketball. For that matter, all
live Husky starters will return for at least one more year of ac
Louie Soriano Impressed Mac Court Fans
And Soriano, Washingt'on’s other guard, is right behind Guis
ness in the scoring column, with 104 points, also in eight games.
He treated McArthur Court fans to a wonderful shooting exhi
bition in the second game. He treated McArthur Court fans to a
wonderful shooting exhibition in the second game, and was out
standing as floor leader and a great competitor. When all-star
selections come up, that boy Soriano will be hard to overlook.
Big Ed Gayda, who seems to be fully recovered from that
sprained ankle, has climbed to fourth place in Division scoring,
with 91 •points in nine games. Paul Sowers follows in fifth po
sition, with 78 points in seven games.
Jack Keller, with 58 points in the last four games, has moved
to seventh place in Division scoring, with 68 points in seven
games. His 14.5 average in the four Washington-Oregon games
is mighty hard to beat. Will Urban is the other Webfoot up
there, with 53 points in six games, for 13th place.
Does WSC Rate the Inside Track?
By this time next week, the ND cage race will be more than
half over, and observers will be able to determine a little more
clearly just which team will win.
Right now, it looks like Washington has the edge, especially
with a mended Gayda tossing those hook shots through so
easily. But then again, last week Washington was the team to
beat, and Oregon’s starting Ducks did just that, twice.
So things may change again. Say that Oregon kept rolling
and toppled WSC twice. Then if Washington took a pair from
OSC, the Huskies would be right back up there. Don’t count any
team out quite yet, but watch those Cougars.!
With the Oregon team on the road this weekend, local hoop
fans can see two good games at Corvallis. The Huskies come
back to the valley to perform in Gill Pavilion.
John Warren and 12 Webfoots will have their hands full,
with the traditional four-games-in-five-nights ordeal that col
lects so many descriptive adjectives on the sports pages. Idaho
comes first Friday and Saturday, and the Ducks finish things
with Washington State Monday and Tuesday nights. All four
games will be broadcast by Eugene radio station KERG.
_Northwest Conference Junks The Rule
Well, the snowball of opinion against the controversial two
minute rule continues to grow. Comes now concrete action by
the Northwest Conference, which discarded the old system and
adopted the Big Ten modification for the rest of the season.
Schools afifected by the change include Lewis and Clark, Wil
lamette. Whitman, College of Idaho, Linfield, and Pacific. Five
coaches all agreed to the change when first mentioned, and the
sixth gave in when he learned the others were for it.
Under the Big Ten twist, two free throws will be allowed
on all defensive fouls in the final two minutes. If the second
toss is made, the ball goes out of bounds to the team which
committed the foul. The ball stays in play if the shot is missed.
We look for even more criticism of the two-minute rule in the
future, quite probably right here in the XD. If a team has won
several close games, the rule probably helped that team to win.
And for teams that lose the close ones, the rule will be sharply
criticized. We'd like to see the results of a coach poll taken here
in the Northern Division, or in the PCC as a whole.
'Thunder Rock' to Feature New Star,
Van Boskirk, in Role of Charleston
Charleston’s appearance in the
first act of “Thunder Rock,” Uni
versity Theater drama opening to
morrow night, will also mark the
introduction to the campns thea
trical world of a new star in the
person of Don Van Boskirk.
A junior in speech, Don began at
Oregon as a law major but left the
University last year and attended
Vanport College in Portland. He
returned to the University during
fall term, changed his major to
speech, tried out for “Thunder
Rock,” and tomorrow night bows
in as a new University Theater
The tall,handsome Sigma Nu is
the perfect representation of
Robert Ardrey’s “Charleston,” the
cynical, ex-newspaperman who at
tempts to escape from the realities
of life by confining himself to. a
lonely lighthouse on Lake Michi
But Don likes the part of
Charleston, which is a good thing
because he is on the stage through
out most of the three acts. Says
Don about the part, “Charleston’s
character is more or less re
strained. The rest of the people are
in somewhat of a turmoil. It’s hard
for me to keep cool when everyone
else is so worked up.”
Don, probably more than anyone
else in the play, must carry over
the fact that nearly all the charac
ters in the play are figments of
his own imagination, that what
ever they do, they do because he
imagines them to do it.
“It’s a pretty difficult job try
To Feature Band,
Today’s University Hour will
feature poetry by James Whit
comb Riley, band music, and one
of the lesser known works of
Charles Dickens. The hour comes
over KOAC from 4 until 5 p.m.
“Time With the Authors,” heard
from 4 until 4:15, will present se
lections from the works of James
Whitcomb Riley. Patricia L. Jones
and Norman Fugitt, both students
of advanced interpretation, will
provide the readings.
The middle 15-minute spot will
be filled by the University Band
under the direction of John Stehn.
The concert, a regular KOAC pro
gram, features classical and semi
From 4:30 to 5, the Radio Work
shop will offer one of Charles Dic
kens’ lesser known stories, “The
Signalman.” The story concerns a
lonely signalman who cracks under
the strain of years at his post. The
story is told with a supernatural
twist and is replete with ghosts,
nonalcoholic spirits, sudden death,
and demented people.
The cast includes Bob Hinz,
Harold Zimmerman, Bob Roberts,
Dick Hardie, Jim Blue, and Ray
Phi Beta to Initiate
Fall Term Pledges
Phi Beta, women’s national fra
ternity of music and speech, will
initiate fall term pledges at 6:30
tonight in Alumni Hall at Ger
Members are asked to wear pas
The girls who will be initiated
are Ethel Anderson, Joan . DeLap,
Joy Grimstad, Greta Mae Gulick,
Patty Hartley, Patricia Johnson,
Jacquelyn Meisel, Jackie Miller,
and Alberta Paden,
mg to make people appear like
they are dead when they are alive.”
Don hasn’t always intended to be
an actor. He first % registered at
Oregon as a law major.
But when he went to Vanport
College, he got interested in dra
ma. While there he appeared in
one play in which his father was
played by an old friend named
Harold Smith. Smith will appear
tomorrow night as Streeter in
“Thunder Rock,” an airplane pilot
who is an old friend of Charleston.
As the rest of the cast will wit
ness, the necessity of appearing on
the stage so often hasn’t been a
soft job for Don. At one time, dur
ing rehearsals, he spent a good
part of the evening perched on a
pipe high above the stage, waiting
to come down the ladder which
supposedly leads up to the light of
And at another point, Don gets
off the stage just once, and that
for just long enough to take a deep
breath, a couple drags on a cigar
ette, and maybe a sip of coffee be
fore his cue calls him back to the
Don finds the play quite inter
esting, believing the message it
carries—that you can’t get away
from reality—very worthwhile.-As
far as the play itself goes, "It’s
very subtle,” according to Don.
But one of his lines, which he
speaks in the first act, expresses'
the spirit which the author Robert
Ardrey intends for Charleston!
“Society’s got no worse enemy
than a cynic. That’s why I took
Don, whose home is in Portland,'
isn’t sure yet what he plans to do
when he finishes school. Right1
now, he says, he’s still got time to
decide whether he’ll go on to the
stage or teach drama.
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