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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 9, 1950)
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By GLENN GILLESPIE
There's really nothing .much to say about Oregon’s basket
ball showing on the recent long haul to the Inland Empire. It
was a ‘ suicide swing” in every way. The Webfoots were sent
to the Northern Division cellar with a dull thud, and Oregon
fans are just as far in the dumps.
Oregon’s conference record of three wins and eight losses
speaks for itself. The old
school’s in for a poor year, after
several only fair seasons. The
picture is dark, but there’s
something left to hope for, how
The Ducks move into ac
tion Friday night on the
charmed boards of McArthur
Court. A home floor, home
crowd, and a “home” oppon
ent—the Oregon State Col
lege Beavers. Friday’s con
test will be the second meet
ing of the two clubs this year.
OSC won the first game, 65-.. DICK BALLANTYNE
49, three-weeks ago in Gill Coliseum.
Slats Gill’s Orangemen are now on the ragged edge of elimi
^nation from the ND title race. They’re in third place, with five
wins and four losses. They must defeat Oregon Friday to stay in
contention. An Oregon victory would almost make up for the
poor showing so far. You can be sure that your darling Ducks
will be trying just a little harder Friday night.
Ballantyne Leads Oregon State Scoring
Beaver Dick Ballantyne, senior southpaw guard, continues to
lead OSCinconference scoring, though he was held to ten points
in the Washington series. Ballantyne has 75 points in nine
games, followed by Forward Bob Payne, with 65 points, and
'Sophomore Jim Padgett’s 62 counters.
Ballantyne and Bill Harper will probably be at guards to
morrow night, while Padgett will be used mostly at center.
Two other sophomores may break into Gill’s lineup at any
time. Jack Orr, that slim sharpshooter from Grants Pass, and
Jim Nau both played good ball against Washington.
Orr’s appearance was somewhat of a surprise, since he hadn’t
seen any varsity action until last Friday night. He and Padgett
proceeded to tie for high-point honors in the Husky series, with
If you saw the Oregon State Rooks play last year, you’ll re
member that boy Orr. He averaged nearly 12 points a game for
the Rooks, and seems to fit in with Gill’s style of play. A boy
that can shoot like he can would fit in with any style of play,
for that matter.
Orr almost enrolled here at Oregon after graduation from
high school, but finally decided to take his hoop talents up the
St. Mary's Cagers Also Having Poor Season
McArthur Court fans will see a coast independent basketball
club Saturday night, when the St. Mary’s Gaels meet the Web
foots in a non-conference game. The Gaels, coached by colorful
Hknny Neff, have a game with Portland University Friday, and
move to F.ugene for the Oregon contest.
St. Mary’s is another team going through a dismal season.
The young Gaels have won only three of 17 games this season,
although they managed to give USC and California close
games. Southern Cal defeated St. Mary’s 46-41.
It’s too bad the Gaels play here this season instead of last
vear, when high-scoring Frank Kudelka was plunking them in
from all angles. They say watching Kudelka was worth the price
of admission. This year, Center Joe Thurston and Forward Angie
Bullwinkel provide the St. Mary’s high spots.
Feb. 17 and 18, those pesky Idaho Vandals come to Eugene
on the last half of their Willamette Valley invasion. The Van
dals face Oregon State next Tuesday and Wednesday, and
play the Webfoots Friday and Saturday at Mac Court.
Then the Ducks wind up the 1949-50 season Feb. 24 and 25,
with two games against OSC. The final game of the season is
scheduled for McArthur Court.
Oregon Subs May Get Their Chance Friday
Lfist night’s tennis exhibition gave the Ducks another day of
rest, since the canvas mat was installed in the afternoon. This
leaves Coach John Warren with only one day of practice—today
—before the OSC game. That dav of rest came in handy, after
four ball games and a combination bus-train ride from Pullman.
Oregon’s starting lineup tomorrow night may be a different
one than faced Washington in the last home series. Warren did
a lot of juggling on the trip to find a winning combination. It’s
true that the Webfoots didn’t win. but most of the traveling
squad saw action. About the only “sure” starters are Will Urban
at forward and Jack Keller at guard.
Along 15th St.
Following a report that there is
reckless driving on 15th St. be
tween Alder and Kincaid immedi
ately before closing hours, the stu
dent traffic court Tuesday issued
a warning to student drivers.
Unless there is more careful
driving in this area, the court will
present the matter to city police
and ask for their help in patrolling
There is a danger that someone
may get hit, a member of the
court pointed out, since there is
double parking at night in front
of the five sorority houses on the
two facing blocks and since driv
ers pull out at excessive speeds.
Dick Neely, head of the court,
also warned that if there are any
more fake traffic citations circu
lated in the Vets’ Dorms, he will
turn the case over to the county
attorney. The letters are signed in
ink with his name, and the senders
are liable for prosecution on a for
The court heard five cases. Two
students were found guilty and
given a minimum fine of $1. One
case was deferred for a week to
clarify the facts with the patrol
man^issuihg the ticket. Two stu
dents were given warnings and
Two cases were turned over to
Vergil Fogdail, director of men’s
affairs, for failure to report last
For Plymouth Club
Plymouth Club, student Con
gregational organization, will hold
a luncheon, open house, and Bible
study class today.
College students will attend a
luncheon at noon at the Congrega
tional Church. From 2 to 5 p.m.
open house will be held in Ply
Dr. Wesley G. Nicholson, pastor
of the Congregational Church, will
lead a Bible study class at 4 p.m.
Theta Chis Down
f Continued, from page four)
Shot-put—Lou Langer, Theta
Chi—39fi (16 pounds).
High jump — Bob Hutchinson,
Doug Coghill (both Theta Chi)—
tied at 5-4.
40-yard hurdles—John Chamber
lain (Phi Delt)— time, 5.7.
40-yard dash—Bob Cleary (Phi
Three-quarter mile—*Alan Babb
(Theta Chi)—time, 3:50.7.
120-yard Relays — Hutchinson,
Bill Korpela, Hershey, and Gilbert
(Theta Chi)—time, 16.7 (new 1M
The Hot Stove
(Continued front page four)
Much traveled Herman Reich,
who toiled for Portland not too
long ago, moved across town in
Chicago. Reich went from the
north side Cubs to the south side
White Sox. Although Herman
batted a nice .280 in 105 games, he
is being cut loose to make room
for the recently purchased Pres
ton Ward, late of Branch Rickey’s
Remember when the Yankees
used to supply all of baseball with
their surplus talent—boys like
George McQuinn, Tommy Holmes,'
Hank Majeski, Myril Hoag, et al?
It’s Brooklyn’s turn now, with
Dodger alumni Luis Olmo, Stan
Rojek, Irv Noren, and Vic Lom
bardi among those working for
other employers. The Brooklyns
have let go of more than $600,000
worth of baseball players since the
close of the 1949 season.
To Receive $1
Per Prison Day
Washington (UP)—The U. S.
War Claims Commission an
nounced Wednesday that every
American prisoner of war of the
Germans and Japanese will get $1
a day for each day in prison.
The decision clears the way for
distribution of about $120,000,000
in war claims to some 140,000
Americans and 135,000 Philippine
prisoners of wars.
The claims will be paid out of
approximately $160,000,000 in re
parations taken from the Germans
Commission Chairman Daniel F.
Cleary said the decision applies
only to Americans and Filipinos
imprisoned by Germany and Japan
because it has been proved the two
nations violated the 1929 Geneva
Convention which set up minimum
standards for care of war prison
Cleary said this does not cover
such American civilians as con
struction workers captured on
Wake Island “since they are con
tract workers and are not covered
by the government as are military
Fills Libe Position
Mrs. Gordon Flack, graduate in
library science at the university
of Illinois library school, has been
appointed new University catalog
librarian by Librarian Carl W.
The new librarian had catalog
experience at the- universities of
Minnesota, Kentucky, and Cincin
nati before coming to Oregon.
Due for Fun Fest
Petitions for chairmanships of
the International Fun Fest Feb.
25 are due by 5 p.m. Friday at the
The Fest is an all-day celebra
tion to be given by the University’s
foreign students for the Oregon
State College Cosmopolitan Club.
Aiding the foreign students is the
YWCA International Affairs Com
Chairmanships open include ar
rangements, program, invitations,
An Oregon man found his mis
sing wife in a restaurant—getting
paid for cooking. Men, show this
to your wife, if you dare.
Gifts for Her
or for Him!
Rhythm Haunts Mel”
“Tribal tom-toms booming through
the night! . . . the age-old spell of
the jungle! . . . they come thrillingly
alive when Vaughn Monroe sings
BAMBOO!” Hurry for this new
RCA VICTOR hit! Listen to Bob
Eubanks play it on KORE.
Voice of the Deep
7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Brown and Haley or
Helen Ardelle Chocolates
The Very Best!
Also VALENTINE Cards
of all Kinds
U. of O. CO-OP