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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 12, 1950)
By Sam Fidman
The name of A1 Carmichael is just now beginning to ring
through the Northwest.
After October 28, when the Oregon varsity gridiron contingent
smacks into the queer Trojans of the University of California,
the name of Carmichael may
clang' through the evergreens
like an ear-piercing air raid si
At the end of spring football
practice down in the camp of
Newell J. (Jeff) Cravath, Car
michael, a sophomore, was la- |
belled the best left halfback on
the field—and at USC, the field
The sophomore flash stamj"
an even six feet, weighs in at !
195 pounds, is 21 years old, and ||
hails from Gardena, Calif. His H
previous experience is listed as ||
being with Santa Ana Junior §§
Now where, you might ask, is 11
the story? How does Carmich
ael effect the University of Oregon i
Where's the Story?
It is simply this—Oregon had first crack at the talented back
and what really hurts is that he wanted to come to Oregon.
Santa Ana Jaysee is a part of the Trojan gridiron farm system
—they grow gridders there, and train them in play patterns simi
lar to those Cravath uses—-and when the rough grain is off, they
are hoisted up to Southern Cal.
Carmichael, who was moved up to the starting lineup last Sat
urday against the Washington State Cougars—by public de
mand—played football for the El Toro Marines before his affilia
tion with Santa Ana. •
An Oregon alum, close to the situation, and a good friend of
Carmichael’s, wrote to Oregon about Carmichael. He was not
. even given the courtesy of a reply—and the disgruntled young
athlete fell into the already lush football pastures of USC.
Guiding Light Flutters
Up at Moscow, Dixie Howell, who has just launched his fourth
year as the guiding light for the University of Idaho, is in the
process of preparing a fancy trap for the varsity Oregon football
team, which will drop by for a visit this weekend.
If Idaho is going to pull the stops out from anyone, this Sat
urday will be the time. Howell has wdn 11 games and lost 17
since coming to Idaho (that is his teams have won 11 and lost
17), which is a glistening record, considering. A win over Ore
gon this year, before an enthused home crowd, would just about
Establish Howell as an institution at Moscow.
A trouncing of the Vandals, on the other hand, might fulfill
some late 1949 rumors that hinted at an “all is not well’ situation
between Howell and his paycheck’s signature.
Television Commits Murder
. Television is murdering football attendance at Coast Confer
ence games. There is the story of the effect of telecasting on gate
receipts, no holds barred.
.. .One authority estimated that it has meant nearly a 50 percent
difference in attendance at Oregon’s lone televised game so far
There are two more to be played, the aforementioned contest
with USC, again at Los Angeles, and at Seattle where Oregon
meets the University of Washington November 11.
Television moguls have claimed that although attendance
might be cut down at first, eventually it would attract an entire
ly new, heretofore untouched grid audience—thus swelling at
tendance at a later date.
After three years, attendance is still nose-diving. At the Ore
gon-UCLA game, not even the entire Bruin student section was
It is going to get hot for television before many more months.
Relics Excavated by Cressman
Declared Oldest in America
Information dating Indian arti
facts found by L. S. Cressman,
head of the Oregon anthropology
department, as 9,053 years old,
has been released by the Univer
sity of Chicago Institute of Nu
Cressman excavated the arti
facts, a pair of sandals, more than
years ago from Fort Rock
Cave In Eastern Oregon, near
J. R. Arnold and W. F. Libby
of the Institute comment that
“these are the oldest dated arti
facts in the Americas.”
The Institute, in a publication
dated Sept., 1950, has given a ser
ies of dates of archaeological and
geological events determined in
the last 18 months by the newly
developed Carbon 14 method.
These dates apply to both Euro
pean and American material,
Other materials were also sub
mitted by Cressman to determine,
if possible, the age of the Crater
Lake eruption and of other archa
Cressman returned to the Uni
versity this fall after a year’s
leave of absence on a renewed
Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.
He has been working on material
which he has excavated in East
ern Oregon in the past few years.
A $132 journalism scholarship
based primarily on aptifude for
journalism, and financial need,
with grade point average a sec
ondary requirement was announc
ed Wednesday by the school of
Seniors in journalism may now
apply for the full-fee scholarship
to be awarded by the American
Newspaper Guild, Eugene chapter.
Judging of applicants will be made
by a joint Guild-School of Journal
Students who will be graduated
in March, June or August, 1951,
will be classified as seniors for
The scholarship is for under
graduate work. A student win
ning the award will be paid cash
for tuition expenses already incur
red, and the scholarship will be
automatically applied to future
Application blanks may be ob
tained in the office of the Journal
ism school. Deadline for their re
turn is 5 p.tm., Oct. 20.
Tom Barry Names
Sarah Turnbull has been nam
ed chairman of the Homecoming
pre-game and halftime entertain
ment committee, Tom Barry, gen
eral chairman of Homecoming,
Petitions for other Homecoming
committees must be turned in by
5 p. m. today.
Bonfire and promotion petitions
may be turned in to Rod Bell, Al
pha Tau Omega, or Pat Dignan,
Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
Petitions for chairmen of the
buttons, posters, and flying
speech committees must be turn
ed in to Virginia Kellogg at Kap
pa Kappa Gamma, who also an
nounced a meeting of the finance
committee at 4:30 p. m. today at
Kappa Kappa Gamma.
In Alumni Hall
New and prospective members
of the University YWCA will
gather for an open membership
meeting at 6:45 p. m. today in
Alumni Hall, Gerlinger.
Beverly Robathan, YWCA pre
sident, will welcome new members
into the organization. Her address
will be followed by an explanation
of YWCA creed and a skit titled
“Features of the ‘Y’ on your Cam
Membership cards will be issued
to all members present at the
meeting. For women who have not
joined, Carolyn Silva, member
ship chairman, and Lois Ann
Smith, halls chairman, will re
ceive new memberships after the
In charge of the program are
Jackie Wilkes, Frances Gillmore,
Dolores Parrish, and Joan Skor
The program has been planned
to insure time for freshmen women
to return to dormitories before
study hours, Miss Wilkes explain
Commission activities in var
ious freshmen groups began this
week. Girls who are interested in
freshmen commissions may still
join, Mrs. Robathan stated.
When you see the old swimming
hole, come summer, it’s going to
be hard to keep your shirt on.
Well all of the big horse races
are over-and most of the spectors
came in last.
Reception Set -
A reception for all foreign stu
dents on campus will be held from
8 to 10 p. m. Wednesday in the
The event, co-sponsored by the
University Religious Council and
the Foreign Student Friendship
Council, will be the official wel
coming of the 200 foreign students.
Many faculty and student lead
ers will be included on the pro
gram as speakers. James Kline,
foreign student adviser, will in
troduce each foreign student*.
Invitations have also been sent
to faculty members and leading
citizens of Oregon and Eugene.
Dolores Jeppesen, member of
the University Religious Council,
is chairman of the reception.
Set for Friday
France’s economic and politi
cal aspects will be discussed in
an interview of R. L. Picard, pro
fessor of romance languages, at
7 p. m. Friday over KERG by Glen
Stadler, news analyst.
Mr. Picard, a native of France,
visited there this summer, and
will state his observations on the
changes in economic conditions
and the Communistic influence.
Fall Term Officers
Mrs. Robert Creason, house
mother of Delta Zeta, was elected
president of the housemothers’
organization at their meeting
earlier this week.
Other officers chosen include
Mrs. J. E. Laidlaw, Kappa Kappa
Gamma, secretary and Mrs. C. L.
Van Tassel, Chi Omega, treasurer.
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