Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 06, 1950, Page 5, Image 5

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Emerald Sports Editor
By Charles Peterson
Emerald Sportswriter
It’s not our intention to inject any sour notes into the hue and
cry surrounding the apathy of the rooters, so-called, at last Sat
urday’s Cal game and the subsequent concern of the Executive
Council with preventing a recurrence of same, but we do feel
that a few of the suggestions offered as leading to a more spirited
gallery fall short of the answer.
For instance, of the four recommendations quoted in Tues
day’s council story in the Emerald, three were concerned with
standardizing modes of dress. Presumably they would apply
solely to the male element, since rooters’ lids would hardly fit in
with the rest of the finery which adorns the ferns, white shirts
would be just as incongruous, and, as far as we know, pants regu
lations have not been extended past the masculine domain. Now,
what would be the results if these measures were adopted?
Would a man wearing cords be more likely to bellow encourage
ment to his team than if he were attired in khakis? Would a root
ers’ lid increase vocal output? Would wearing white shirts ac
complish anything more than boosting the sale of B.V.D.’s?
Maybe, but we’re from Missouri.
Close It Up
The real root of the trouble in Portland, as this corner saw it,
was in having the rooting section spread from one end of Mult
nomah Stadium to the other and only about eight or nine rows
deep, and it might well apply to this discussion. In the same
vein, the seats were so low that only the early risers who nabbed
spots on the 50 yard line could have had decent perspective. Ex
cept for the fortunate few who had binoculars, those located else
where had trouble distinguishing a five yard gain from a ten yard
loss. The net result of it all was that plenty of the Oregon con
tingent couldn’t see enough of what was going on to know when
they should sound off. And if the seating arrangement was nec
essary for financial reasons, then let’s not make the students the
fall guys.
My Seams Straight?
While on the subject of our latent spirit (we believe it’s there
but just hasn’t been properly tapped), we’ll venture bravely into
the Jeminine sphere of influence, knowing full well that anything
we say will be either completely ignored or wholeheartedly turn
ed against us. But just for the record, this scribe can’t under
stand how the gals can generate any enthusiasm or even watch
the game in comfort when dolled up like mannequins in Saks’
windows. Half a dozen of the sweet young things encamped just
in front of us Saturday, and in the course of the afternoon broke
all standing or sitting, if you prefer records for sustained immo
bility, both of body and of vocal chord. We can’t blame ’em for
not wanting to get mussed up, so why put the finger on ’em for
not showing proper spirit. Our remedy would be to let everyone
come out dressed like he or she darn well pleases. It won’t solve
the whole problem, but it’s our opinion that it would improve
When Jim Aiken rolls out his grid machine Saturday to”do
battle with the Grizzlies of Montana, the Ducks may have an op
portunity to better their statistical standings among their Pa
cific Coast Conference brothers. Team averages for the first two
weeks of the season show Oregon resting near the bottom rung in
everything but punting. In that field, Jim Calderwood’s boots
give the Webfoots a healthy 42.6 yard average, second only to
Idaho’s 45.7. Passing offense figures show the Ducks fourth in
completion average but dead last in yardage gained. Only 74
yards have been covered through the air, while a net of 281 has
been picked up along the ground. We’ll predict, though, that this
Saturday will see the figures revised upward, especially if the
Ducks get a dry field. This isn’t meant to belittle overly the Mon
tana defense, but it was pierced for four TDs by Idaho which
shows that it’s not invulnerable.
UCLA-Huskies Tops
Overshadowing the rest of the conference offensively are UC
LA and Washington, who hook up this week at Seattle in what
some are beginning to say will determine the coast’s representa
tive in the Rose Bowl. Such statements are probably premature,
but they do show the trends of thought which have followed in
th.e wake of Washington’s win over Minnesota and the Bruins’
thumpings of Oregon and Washington State. The Huskies domi
nate the passing scene with 34 completions in 55 attempts for 496
yards and a completion average of .618. UCLA leads in rushing
with an average of 320 yards per game, and is on top in total of
fense with a 480 yard average, 11 yards better than Washington.
And as a reward to those who have stuck with us this far, we’ll
^let you in on our prediction of the week. After due deliberation,
we’ll say the Ducks by two touchdowns—28-14. But anything can
Close Games In
IM Third Round
By Clyde Fahlnmn
It was “mudders’ day” yesterday
on four intramural fields as Chi Psi,
Theta Chi, Campbell Club, Sigma
Alpha Epsilon, and Phi Delta Theta
swam the bog to third round intra
mural football victories.
Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu and Pi
Kappa Alpha took victories by for
feit over Sigma Hall, Legal Eagles,
and' McChesney Hall.
Campbell Club toppled Delta Up
silon 12-0 in the initial game of the
afternoon on the turfed IM field.
The clubbers connected late in the
first quarter when Earl Fergeson
passed for ten yards to Elvin Rid
dle, who packed the ball 35 yards
to pay dirt. The conversion try
50 Yard Play
In the third period, an aerial-run
combo from Gordon Ihmle to Ferge
son went for 50 yards and touch
down number two. The ensuing try
for the extra point was unsuccess
Razzle-dazzle in a steady drizzle
was the thing that gave SAE their
6-0 victory over Cherney Hall. On
the initial play from scrimmage,
SAE Dennie Sullivan passed to
Jerry Hankin, who in turn later
aled to Jack Simmons. The play
netted 60 yards and the only score
of the game.
Only 30 seconds remained in the
game when Harry Maxwell crossed
the pay marker from the four yard
line, but this was the TD that Chi
Psi needed to notch a 6-0 score over
Gamma Hall.
Best Game
Best game of the afternoon was
the Theta Chi-Sigma Phi Epsilon
clash. Both teams failed to score in
regulation playing time. At the fi
nal whistle both teams had amas
sed four first downs.
Each ball club was then given
four downs to make yardage. On
the fourth down, Theta Chi back,
Bill Corpela, went around his own
left end' for thirty yards and the
only touchdown of the game.
Another close game on the card
was the Phi Delta Theta-Tau Kap
pa Epsilon affair. Although there
was no score, the Kincaid crew
managed to come up with the vic
tory on a 2-0 advantage in first
Druids Elect Officers
New president of Druids, junior
men’s honorary, is Merv Hampton.
Other officers elected Thursday
were Bob Gray, vice president, and
Ray Karnofski, secretary treasur
The Wisconsin-Illinois football
game will be broadcast over the
Student Union loudspeaker system
at 11:15 a. m. Saturday, accord
ing to Student Union Director
Dick Williams.
At 1:45 p. m the Oregon-Mon
tana game will be broadcast.
Rain And Soggy
(Continued from page four)
steady defensive standout, will be
hoping to show and shove his bro
ther around Hayward Field. Our
Hanson’s shoving duties may not
be too soft, for Brother Bob is ra
ted the most outstanding tackle
Montana has had in years. Bob,
a 230-pound senior, was a First
string selection for elevens of the
All Bay League and All City Me
tro conference Los Angeles. Home
town for the Hansons is Bever
ly Hills, California.
Oregon will be without the ser
vices of End J. D. McCowan, still
out of action with an injury.
Those who live the fastest are
the first to reach the finish line.
House Dances
Dates Released
By SA Office
A list of house dance dates has
been announced by the student af
fairs office. This list includes only
/those dates through December.
The dances for winter and spring
terms will be announced later.
The schedule is as follows:
Oct. 14—Delta Gamma
28—Philadelphia House
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sherry Ross Hall
Phi Delta Theta
Novell—Ann Judson
Pi Kappa Phi
Kappa Sigma
18—Sigma Phi Epsilon
Kappa Alpha Theta
Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Xi Delta
Gamma Phi Beta
Alpha Gamma Delta
Susan Campbell
Dec. 2—Merrick Hall
Delta Tau Delta
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Cherney Hall
Pi Kappa Alpha
Alpha Tau Omega
Campbell Club
Sigma Chi
Phi Kappa Psi
Zeta Tau Alpha
Alpha Phi
University House
Alpha Delta Pi
Pledging to Continue
Fall term formal pledging for
men began Wednesday, and will
continue through Monday, accord
ing to the Office of Student Af
To be eligible, the student must
have at least 36 hours completed,
or sophomore standing, and a 2.Q0
grade point average. Men stu
dents boarding in the various fra
ternities who do not pledge by 5
p. m. Monday must move back
into the dorms.
The complete list of pledges wHl
be issued next Tuesday from the
Office of Student Affairs, and
will be published in Wednesdays
We’ll bet most of this yean’s
grapes have more fun fermenting
than becoming grape juice.
Too many people are inclined to
give credit where cash is needed;
'Welcamc V orf 0 Student*
Marvin Webster, president
STUDENTS.—Mrs. Golda Wickham, speaker.
KASH Broadcast
7:30 p.m. “THOU ART THE MAN”
Bdwy at High Dr. Vance H. Webster, Pastor
Willamette Park
will not be open this
and 12:15 closing hours
Starts Monday, Oct. 9th
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