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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 24, 1950)
|| DUCK TRACKS |
By PETE CORNACCHIA
' Emerald Sports Editor
Our heartbroken and weary football men were rather unwill
ing listeners to a serenade by the jubilant Gaels from St. Mary’s
after Saturday’s game. A thunderous rendition of “Goodnight,
Irene” pushed out through the steam of the showers and rolled
down the corridor to the Webfoots at the opposite end of the
basement at McArthur Court. You could even hear it upstair's,
and it sounded just as meaningful up there. Somehow, it wasn’t
hard to imagine “Big Green” in place of “Irene.”
It s a long way from Taegu
to the Manchurian border, and
it's a long way from Eugene to j
Los Angeles, Seattle, or Port
land. The road maps won't
show it, but the path leading to
these cities is a long uphill grind
for Jim Aiken’s humbled men.
They lost a game Saturday j
which they should have won. :
That beating may have marked
the end of anything even re
sembling an effective team for
the remainder of the season.
We doubt such a collapse has
happened, however, provided
they're willing to keep alive the
spirit they’ve' shown during
most of the season thus far. Our
Oregons can regain a lot of
prestige during the remainder
of the schedule, if all of them at
Hie same time decide to whip hell out of somebody.
It’s the winless Trojans of Southern Cal next Saturday at Los
Angeles—a good place to start up the long hill.
One of the few impressive things at Hayward Field this past
weekend was the wave of spirit which rippled through the Web
foot rooting section as Oregon launced its futile drives in the
final quarter. It was more than a ripple. It was a tidal wave which
swept across the throng and pounded against the sides of the sta
dium. Veteran writers in the pressbox remarked that never be
fore had they beheld such a demonstration by the students across
the Hayward Turf.
The sudden awakening earned expressions of appreciation
from President Harry K. Newburn, Athletic Director Leo Har
ris, and ASUO President Barry Mountain. Every single flower
of these bouquets was earned. Why, you might have thought
that rooting section was filled with a horde of crazed Aggies
cheering their champion milker on to greater tugs.
'Our Greatest Game'
“Our boys played their greatest game of the season out there
today,” Gael Coach Joe Ruetz told us in the dressing room, “even
better than they were against Georgia.”
“I think we were lucky that Oregon didn’t start passing
against us sooner than they did,” he continued. “Our eight-man
di a fine job in stopping their running attack, so I was al
ways afraid they’d start throwing over it.”
Ruetz had a lot of praise for Oregon’s Tommy Edwards in the
backfield, and Emery Barnes, Dick Daugherty, and Don Mc
Cauley in the line.
“That Edwards is a wonderful little ball player, isn’t he?” he
asked. “And we just couldn’t move that Barnes out of the way.
You know, he must have stretched out 20 yards when he caught
McGeehan from behind. It seemed as if Daugherty and McCaul
ey were waiting for our backs everywhere they went.”
The likable mentor said he didn’t use John Henry Johnson on
offense because the big boy had a hip pointer.
John Henry for the most part was somewhat of a duel. He has a
long, long way to go before he can be considered a great football
player. Perhaps he now deserves to be called sensational, but
what does that prove? Turn an ape or lion loose on the field and
very likely it will be described as sensational, too.
Someone who is likely^ to be described as sensational before
very long is Webfoot End Monte Brelhauer. No one on the Duck
squad has come along more speedily the past few weeks than has
the former Jefferson (Portland) star. The 6-foot, 1-inch offensive
end now ranks as the top pass receiver on the team. He didn’t
break into the Duckling lineup for some time last fall, but finally
SjM'ned and held a starting berth in catching 5 passes for 101 yards
.and 2 touchdowns. At 172 pounds, Brethauer probably wouldn’t
object to a little more weight.
Mu Phi Epsilon, national wom
en’s music sorority, and Phi Beta,
women's national speech and
music honorary, gave a coffee
hour as a joint rushing function
Thursday at Carson Hall.
Ellen Liebe; president of Mu Phi,
and Dorothy Peterson, president of
Phi Beta, spoke on the history
and background of their respective
groups. Later they introduced the
alumnae president of Phi Beta,
Mrs. Irene Bryan, and the active
adviser for Pho Beta, Mrs. Park
On the program were Gerry
Marsh for Phi Beta, singing
"Love’s a Merchant” by Molly
Carew; Donna Knoll, also from
Phi Beta, read an excerpt from
Cornelia Otis Skinner’s book, “Our
Hearts Were Young and Gay,”
Joyce Everson, Mu Phi, played
Debussy’s “Interrupted Serenade”;
and a trio composed of Mu Phi
members Ann Kafoury (violin),
Marjorie Carlson (cello) and Joyce
Everson (piano) played a Minuet
and Trio by Mendelsshon.
Joy Grimstad, Phi Beta, was
mistress of ceremonies, assisted
by Mary Hawkins of Mu Phi.
Phi Beta to Hold
Phi Beta, national women’s
music and speech honorary, will
hold a dessert for rushees at 6:30
p.m. Tuesday at the Chi Omega
New officers announced at the
meeting October 19 are personnel
chairman, Sally Terril; public re
lations chairman, Suzanne Lichty;
and chairman of the Chamber
Concert Series, Ann Thompson.
Committee to Meet
Members of the Homecoming
decoration committee will meet
at 4 p.m. today at Chi Omega.
Chairman Jeanne Hall request
ed that Gayle Pattee, Shirley
Boner, Mary Jo Allison, Pat List
er, Gayle Abbott, Janice McEwen,
William Gurney, Bonnie Lowell,
Jean Henderson, Melita Moyer,
and Donna Blum be present.
Tryouts for the University
Theater road show “Milky Way”
will be held at 7:30 tonight and
Wednesday night in 104 Villard.
The farce comedy will be direct
ed by Gordon Ericksen.
At Albany Meet
Thirteen University faculty
members are speaking on techni
ques in different teaching fields
at an in-service training program
Monday and today at Albany.
This meeting, under the direc
tion of the state department of
education, was designed to ac
quaint high school teachers with;
the latest teaching techniques.
Attending from the university
are Abby Adams, instructor in.
education; George Bough ton, pro
fessor of violin; E. G. Ebbighau
sen, professor of physics; Maude
Garnett, professor of public school
music; K. S. Ghent, professor of
mathematics; Jean K. Glazer, pro
fessor of art education.
H. H. Hoeltje, professor of Eng
lish; Paul B. Jacobson, dean of the
school of education; Paul E. Kam
bly, professor of education; Ottilie
Seybolt, professor of speech; V,
S. Sprague, professor of physical
education; Mildred Williams, in
structor in education; and H. B;
Wood, professor of education.
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