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By PETE CORNACCHIA
Emerald Sports Editor
Washington State’s Cougars will provide the fourth singl-e
wing opponent for Oregon this season when the two teams start
throwing mud Saturday at Hayward Field. We’re not trying to
bring out the crying towel again but let’s hope we won’t see a
performance similar to the
Frosh-Rook contest earlier in
the season at Corvallis. We
climbed into the damp dark
ness of the ramschackle Bell
Field pressbox that bleak after
noon to watch Bill Bowerman’s
Duckling- eleven absorb a very
thorough beating from the
Rooks. After the contest, we
felt that the T-formation was a
near useless, thing to have in a
mud hole when the other guy
was using the single wing—a
formation which emphasizes
power rather than precision.
This discourse is not to make
the Baby Beaver victory seem
undeserving. They not only had
the better type of offense for
the terrain, but showed more
fire than the listless Frosli. One
of our aims is to present our be
lief that the game would have
been much closer if played on a
T for Two
Another purpose is to point Bud Roffler
out that three of the five north- WSC Back
ern football members of the Pacific Coast Conference use the
single wing. The trio consists of Washington State, Idaho, and
Oregon State, while Oregon and Washington are content with
T for two. Since these schools play the mapority of their games
in a rather damp clime, we’re Inclined to believe the first three
mentioned have the best systems.
There is no way for us to compare records, of course, for the
quality of the various teams involved must remain constant if we
are to have an accurate study based only on the offensive system
As for the coming Webfoot-Cougar tussle, the two teams are
matched evenly enough that the more suitable offense in a par
ticular situation could decide the winner.
Despite the brief thesis upon which we have been dwelling, we
believe Webfoot rooters will be cheering a winner Saturday. You
can be loaded with Fearsome Foursomes, Preying Panthers,
“proper” formations, Mr. Outsides, etc.; but you can’t overlook
fight and the will to win. Our Oregons deserve to be commended
for proving they still have that spirit—a lot of it, too.
WSC Draws an Ace
When Washington State grabbed off Michigan State’s highly
touted assistant coach, Forest Evashevski, the Cougars indeed
wanted a new deck for a new deal. The former blocking back for
Tom Harmon at Michigan quickly installed the Wolverine single
■u’ifig after his arrival at Pullman. In fielding his first PCC team
this fall, Evashevski will be guiding the Cougars through their
53rd year of football.
He Ras discharged from the service in 1946 and soon joined
with Clarence E. “Biggie” Munn at Syracuse. When Michigan
State officials hired Munn, Evashevski came right along as back
field coach. In 1947, ’48, and ’49, his MSC backs ranked in the first
five mackfields of the nation.
This past January, the “Mr. Steam Roller” of old became head
coach at WSC. He brought with him Michigan State’s Frosh
football coach, Bob IRora, and their head basketball coach, A1
Kircher, considered one of MSC’s greatest all-around athletes.
Torgy Means Orgy
While the Cougars are proud of their new coach, Evashevski
is especially proud of his All-America candidate at center, La
A'ern Torgeson. The 21-year-old senior weighs 205 pounds and
has been the starting Cougar center for the past two seasons.
Captain of the team, he’s rated one of the best line backers on
the Coast. “Torgy” has been twice nominated “lineman of the
week” for his great work.
A dangerous back for the Cougars is 19-year-old Bud Roffler,
188-pound left halfback. A leg injury received in the 1949 con
test against California sidelined him for the remainder of the sea
son and caused him to miss this past spring practice. A wealth of
speed combined with tricky running ability in an open field
makes him a valuable man both on offense and defense. Roffler
averaged 4 yards in 19 carries last season, and tallied 19 points.
The starting WSC lineup averages 199 pounds in the line, 193
i nthe backfield, and 197 as a team.
What can an off-campus senior
do to have his picture taken for
the Oregana senior section ?
This question has been put re
peatedly to Oregana editor Ruth
Landry, who explained the situa
Any senior who is not a mem
ber of a campus living organiza
tion may have his picture taken
any Saturday morning for inclu
sion in the senior section. Caps
and gowns are available at Ken
The studio reserves Saturday
morning for retakes, missed ap
pointments, and off-campus sen
iors, Miss Landry explained.
Lin S. Sloan, senior in political
science, has been chosen as candi
date for the Rhodes Scholarship
Selected not only for top scholas
tic ability, but also for extra-cir
ricular activities, Sloan was nam
ed upon conclusion of interviews
of candidates by the faculty com
mittee on inter-national affairs.
Sloan is president of Sigma Chi
This is only the first step in the
series of interviews and elimina
Sloan will now appear before a
state committee, which will select
a state-wide candidate to compete
with candidates from the six
Sloan has been active in activi
ties and sports since high school.
Last summer he toured Europe,
and also represented the Oregon
chapter of Sigma Chi at its nation
al convention this summer.
Terrance Roseen, graduate in
speech, will play Othello in the Uni
versity Theater production directed
by Ottilie Seybolt which will be
presented December 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, and
Pat Saunders will be Desed'emo
na; Paul Wexler, Iago; Jo DeLap,
Bianca; Donn Doak, Cassio; and
Avis Lange, Emilia.
Others in the large cast are War
ren Archer, Oskar Hoessel, Wilfried
Maeding, Jim Wolters, Allen West,
Bliss Stanley, Dick Schade, Larry
Hobart, Phil Heppner, Harold
Watts, Dave Swanson, A1 Riasonov
ski, and Fred Sausville.
The Shakespearean tragedy will
be the second production of the
1950-51 season, and the first Shake
speare presented by the theater
since spring 1948 when “Midsum
mer Night’s Dream” was the Mc
Arthur Court spectacle production.
Technical director for the play
will be William E. Schlosser.
Byrne to Speak
On 'World7 Series
Chancellor Charles D. Byrne, of
the Oregon State System of High
er Education, will be guest speak
er on the “World in Review” ser
ies at 8:45 p.m. Monday on KOAC.
The status of- higher education
in Oregon, its progress, and needs
will be discussed by Byrne. He will
also explain Ballot Measure No.
“302” referred to the people by
the legislature to save $1,200,000
on self-financing higher education
Home to Win Again Oregon'
First of Homecoming Themes
Thirty-one years ago, Oregon’s
annual Homecoming was high
lighted by the naming of a new
athletic field, a battle with Ore
gon Agricultural College (now re
ferred to as “State”), and the
theme “Home to Win Again Ore
Just before the kick-off of the
OAC game Governor Ben Olcott
announced to the stands that the
new Oregon gridiron had been
named Hayward Field in honor of
Trainer Bill Hayward. The crowd
showed their deep appreciation to
the well-known athletic trainer
who had been with Oregon since
1902. The new $3000 field was
built with grandstand capacity of
4,000 and room for 3,000 in the
bleachers. Hayward Field replaced
the old Kincaid Field which had
been built in 1903.
The game with the “Orange”
concluded in a 9-0 victory for Ore
gon marking their 15th victory
For UO Alumni
Registration of alumni for Home
coming will begin at 3 p.m. Fri
day at the Eugene and Osburn
Hotels downtown and the Student
Union on the campus, Karla Van
Loan, registration chairman,
Alumni are urged to register and
pay dues, Miss Van Loan said.
Dues may be paid for one, two, and
four years or lifetime member
ships are available. Benefits re
ceived from alumni membership
are a subscription to Old Oregon
magazine and special preferences
for tickets to athletic events.
The living organization with the
highest percent of alumni register
ed will receive the attendance cup,
an annual Homecoming award.
The winner of the cup last year
was Alpha Tau Omega.
Emeralds with the Homecoming
schedule and list of events will be
given to alumni at the registration
‘booths. The schedule of hours for
registration is: Osburn and Eugene
Hotels, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; Stu
dent Union, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fri
day and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Satur
As soon as a lifeguard can be
hired Condon Lake will be open
ed for swimming.
The piano in the University ra
dio studio has 87 keys, not count
ing one that is out of tune.
For the Best
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Fresh, frozen and canned
fish and seafoods
39 East Broadway
over OAC since 1894. In 23 games
with the “Aggies” Oregon
lost four and tied four. The larg
est score was 44-0 in Oregon’s
favor; two other games ended in
38-0 for Oregon. Fourteen of the
victories left OAC scoreless.
Frosh Build Bonfire
The traditional bonfire rally in
1919 was much on the order of the
bonfire rally of our generation.
The freshmen built a 40-foot bon
fire and guarded it from the Cor
vallis rivals. By mistake, while
gathering materials for the fire,
some freshmen came upon $75
worth of tombstone-packing boxes
at the Lake Marble and Granite
Works, which they later paid for.
Freshmen also kept watch over the
“O” on Skinner's Butte to make
sure it wasn’t given an orange
Each fraternity presented a
stunt at the bonfire rally, com
peting for a trophy given by a
local jewelry store. The Phi Delta
were awarded the trophy at the
dance that evening for their win
ning stunt entitled “An OAC Ral
The big homecoming dance of
1919 was held in the Eugene
Armory with 2,000 students and
alums attending. A total of $400
was taken in at the dance. Among
the patrons and patronesses pre
sent were Dean and Mrs. John
Straub and Mr. and Mrs. George
Chocolates & Fudge
Made in Eugene
63 E. Broadway
Little Miss Muffet, sat
on a tuffet wishing
she’d get a call.
The “Guide” came out,
and without a doubt
she’s the busiest
gal in the hall!
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WATCH FOR DATE!
“The Desert Hawk”
“The Pretty Girl”
LANE 4 043,
“My Blue Heaven”
“Tea for Two”
“Hitler Dead or Alive”
“Mary Ryan Detective”
Drive In Theatre
“So Dear To My Heart”
“Under My Skin”