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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 3, 1950)
By Charles Pederson
If comparative scores meant anything, which they don’t this
Saturday’s Oregon-Washington State tussle should be a tooth
and-nail scrap, which it probably will be anyway. While the Cou
gars’ record looks a darn sight better on paper than that of the
Ducks, the two teams’ records against four common opponents
are as close as pages in a book.
They have both faced UCLA, Montana, Idaho, and USC. Ore
gon's record is a slim one win and three losses, while the Cougars
have won one, lost one, and tied two. Both took Montana’s Grizz
lies into camp for one-touchdown victories, and both were trounc
ed soundly by UCLA, Oregon absorbing a 28-0 thumping and
W SC going under 42-0. Oregon came in second in its skirmishes
with Idaho and USC, while the Homecoming visitors forced
both to settle for a tie.
Offenses Are Equal
The Webfoots* hot and cold offense racked up 42 points while
the cold and colder defense allowed 85. Against the same teams
the Cougars scored a nearly identical 41 and got belted with 76 in
return, 42 of them contributed by the burly Bruins of UCLA. It
all adds up to an 8-point bulge for the Staters, but as we said
these comparative scores are about as reliable as a Moscow news
^.There has been nothing on the subject brought to our atten
tion, so it is probably by accident rather than design that the
press is engaged in a “Be Kind to Ducks” crusade this.week. We
don’t mean the winged variety, by the way, but the local breed
which gets shot at only by opposing linemon on Saturdays and,
usually, by sports scribes on the other six days. But lo, it took
just five minutes and two touchdowns last Saturday to turn the
vinegar to honey. The inept fumble bums of the week before were
transformed into a fiery, hustling crew which can again walk
with unbowed head in football circles.
No Apologies Needed
Personally, we can’t quite believe that the metamorphosis
(see page 528, Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary—we did)
was that rapid. It just took a while for unseasoned sophs who
make up the bulk of the squad to get accustomed to the big time.
For the sake of one Portlander’s colyum, though, we hope they
don’t slip again, thus necessitating another apology on his part
for their showing. We don’t know just how or why this gent came
into his role as chief Oregon apologist, but it must be quite a
cross to bear. Lets’ hope that he isn’t burdened again soon.
We now come to that portion of our Friday presentation
known as “Peterson’s Follies” or “Picking Winners (?) with a
Straight Pin.” Last week’s dismal 12 right, 9 wrong, 4 ties makes
it look as though we spoke to the wrong end of the horse. But
here we go again, firm in the knowledge that there couldn’t be
two weeks in a row like the last one. Or could there ?
Oregon vs-. WSC—tough a one as there is on the list. Given a
dry field to go with Homecoming, the Ducks might get through
with their second win. We would almost call this a tie, but will
stick with the Ducks for sentimental reasons.
Washington vs. California—game of the year in the Pacific
Northwest and another tossup. It’s hard to go against the Bears,
who haven’t dropped one in the conference since ’47, but the Hus
kies will throw everything into this one. We’ll take Washington.
UCLA vs. Oregon State—not too tough according to the rec
ord. It probably won’t be a big score, but the Bruins should get
Texas vs. Southern Methodist—the Mustangs will need all
their horses for this one, but they always seem to have plenty
when the chips are down. A good spot for an upset, but you can’t
write off the country’s number one team, so we’ll go along with
Penn, vs Army—the Quakers have come along fast since los
ing to Cal, but are not quite in the Cadet’s class. Red Blaik’s
shock troops are the pick without even a look into the crystal ball.
Notre Dame vs. Navy—the mighty have indeed fallen, but the
Irish should be equal to this test. You can't count the Middies
out, though. They’re just as anxious to pick the bones of anyone
else, but we like Notre Dame.
Northwestern vs. Ohio State—-the Buckeyes are quite possi
bly the hottest team in the country at this stage. Even it they
aren't it will take more than the Wildcats to stop their attack.
Looks like Ohio State.
Elsewhere they look this way: Stanford over USC, Lewis and
Clark over Whitman, Willamette over Linfield, COP over Santa
Clara, Wyoming over Idaho, Oklahoma over Colorado, Wiscon
sin over Purdue, Michigan State over Indiana, Michigan over Il
linois, Iowa over Minnesota. USF over Denver, Baylor over
T^CU, Nebraska over Missouri, Cornell over Columbia, Duke ov
er Georgia Tech, Alabama over Georgia, Princeton over Colgate,
,Yale over Dartmouth, and LSU over Mississippi.
Violators of Homecoming tradi
tions must appear for punishment
today, Jack Smith, Order of “O”
traditions representative, said
If violators whose names have
appeared in the Emerald do not ap
pear at the specified time they
will be punished at the Homecom
Women students whose names
have appeared are to report to the
pool between Fenton and Villard at
12:30 p.m. Men are to appear in
front of Johnson Hall to receive
Students who are to appear are
Bonnie Bressler, Joyce Sommer
lade, Pat Dominie, Sally Stearns,
Jeanne Hoffman, Gene Harrison,
Jack Landrud, Dick Esty, Frank
Lawrence, Tom Leikus, Wally
Priestly, Bob Brown, Bill Hoey,
Rodger Dackstader, Don Onthank,
Biff Brainerd, Don Callahan, Don
Stack, Jim Lustecoff, Donnie And
erson, Franz Niegemann, Bob
Gray, John Gram, Sally Palmer,
Ed Peterson, Jean Smith, Mary
Lynn Cooper, and Ron Symons.
Rex Winters, Jim Gainnell, Pete
Stadelman, Jim Vogt, Lillian
Schott, Dale Underwood, Mert
Hagadorn, Howard Aldman, Don
Nation, Lynn Morgan.
By Howard Lindbeck
Brother! What a month this
has been! •
October gave us a little indica
tion. of its future wrath by begin
ning the month with a thunder and
hail storm. Rain, winds, and floods
followed in quick succession, break
ing many records.
The usual rainfall in Eugene for
the month of October is 3.97 inches.
This year saw 12.66 inches fall,
beating the old record of 10.14
inches by 2.52 inches. Strangely,
no daily records were broken, the
highest amount of precipitation
being 2.41 inches which fell be
tween the 28th and 29th.
Five storms hit the city on suc
cessive days at the end of the
month. The first four were wind
storms. During one of these the
gusts of wind reached a velocity
of 46 miles an hour, and the baro
meter registered the lowest read
ing on record, 28.92. The fifth
storm was the one which caused
the river to rise to an unusual
Kiver Sets Record
The highest level of the Willa
mette was 15.9 feet, over two feet
above the old October record. In
1902, the river rose to the height
of 21 feet.
But with her storms and floods,
October showed she had a cer
tain liking for the Webfoots. On
the day the Ducks beat Montana,
the highest temperature of the
month was recorded, a balmy 78
November is in now, which is
something to look forward to. This
month is usually the wettest of the
year with an average of 6.42 inches.
If it bursts its bounds as strikingly
as October, we can look forward
to a slight 20 inches or so.
On many dormitory doors these
days can be seen Benjamin Frank
lin’s famous words, plus a few.
“Speak not but what may bene
fit others or yourself.—Gotta
Lights Go Out
At UO Library
It was mighty dark at the Uni
versity Library Wednesday night.
About 6 p.m., lights went out in
the reference and newspaper rooms
and in the social science and hum
anities divisions of the new wing.
Electricians were hastily sum
moned. Then at 7:10 p.m. students
in the remaining rooms found
themselves suddenly plunged into
A mass exodus ensued; puzzled
students clustered on the libe steps.
Others wandered by to inquire
about the big blank spot which
seemed to throw the whole Quad
out of proportion.
“But I’ve gotta have that book
for my midterm tomorrow,” one
moaned. Another remarked, “Glad
I didn’t get caught up there in the
At 7:30 lights flashed oh again.
Students poured back into the now
Electricians blamed the difficulty
on a transiormer iauure and pre
dicted that service would not be
restored to the four originally
darkened rooms that night.
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