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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 10, 1950)
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November is the time for all good tub-thumpers to come to
the aid of their all-American candidates, to paraphrase a common
bit of verbiage, and this year is no exception. The sports pages
of the country fairly abound with praises for the sturdy stalwarts
who have toiled faithfully for alma mammy all-season long.
Not that the thing is just getting started now. Far from it. But
by now some of the early season candidates have fallen by the
wayside with injuries, and the outright floperoos have been elim
inated from consideration. Rising to the occasion to fill the va
cancies are the unheralded nobodies who annually start behaving
like Red Grange with a hotfoot and a sprinkling of sophomores
who matured before their time. From these and the ones whose
performances were enough to keep their names in the public
prints without straining the truth too far past the breaking point,
the “eminent football authorities” select the idols at whose feet
American youth will worship throughout the ensuing year.
Two Platoons Too Many
With the advent of the two platoon system, the problems of
the selectors became virtually insurmountable. But they con
tinued on their merry way, picking eleven men out of the thous
ands who roam the college gridirons, most of whom averaged not
much more than 30 minutes of action per outing. Did somebody
say all-American? Half-American would be more like it. We hear
- that some of the more intrepid souls are going to name both an
offensive and a defensive team this year. More power to them.
By mutiplying the confusion to absurdity they may ultimately
see the light and abandon the entire senseless eyewash.
Jim Aiken calls the spirit of this season’s Oregon squad the
best he’s ever seen in the face of the kind of reversals the team
has suffered. Most ball clubs would be dragging badly after
dropping six out of seven, but the Ducks bounce back from
every loss with as much vigor as they showed before the cam
paign opened. The youth of the team is the big reason, says
Aiken, whose big worry now is over how many of his gang are
going to get intercepted by Uncle Sam before next season.
We were wondering what the ultimate outcome of U. of Wash
ington Coach Howie Odell’s suspension of ace End Fritz Ap
king was. Seems that Apking was set down for breaking train
ing on the Huskies’ Illinois trip. The suspension was originally
imposed for the Stanford game, which struck us one of the gut
tiest acts a coach has pulled all year. But we didn’t see Apking’s
name in the lineup against Cal last Saturday either.
Time to get on now with the weekly dope (many will agree
with that) on what you can look for but probably won’t see on
the fields of friendly strife come Saturday. Last week the usual
number of teams forgot to read the predictions and lost when
the script called for them to win. Net result was 18 right, 7 wrong,
and 1 tie.
Oregon vs Washington—look at this upside down, sideways,
or backwards, it always comes out the same. The Huskies don’t
have the world’s best defense, but the Webfoots have had trou
ble scoring against worse ones. It pains us, but we’ll say Wash
Oregon Frosh vs. Washington Frosh—on comparative scores,
which offer the only basis for judgment in this one, we’ll have to
say the Pups.
Oregon State vs. Idaho—the Vandals may be without ace Half
-back Johnny Brogan, but will still give the Aggies a battle. OSC
is supposedly better than its record though, so the Beavers get
Washington State vs. Stanford—the Indians are rated an edge
here which may not be justified. Strictly on a hunch, we’ll take the
And on to Pasadena
California vs. UCLA—the Bears proved last week that it
doesn't pay to go against the champ. We like Cal.
Ohio State vs. Wisconsin—the country’s new number one
team against one of the top Rose Bowl prospects. It’s Ohio
State, but they may have to work harder than they’ve been
Illinois vs. Iowa—the Big Ten’s other Rose Bowl contender,
the fighting Illini, should pick up some ground here. We like
Gathering up the rest, they look something like this: GOP
over Cincinnati, Lewis and Clark over College of Idaho, Loyola
over Fresno State. Montana over Nevada, USF over Santa Clara
Willamette over Whitman, Missouri over Colorado, Michigan
over Indiana, Oklahoma over Kansas, Michigan State over Min
nesota, Northwestern over Purdue, Notre Dame over Pitt.
Rice over Arkansas, Texas over Baylor, SMU over Texas
A&M, Maryland over North Carolina, Duke over Wake Forest,
^Georgia over Florida, Vanderbilt over LSU, Columbia over
Dartmouth, Army over New Mexico, Penn over Brown, Cornell
over Colgate, Navy over Tulane, Princeton over Harvard.
Briton Says Planning
Of Towns Difficult
.Expansion of cities and the
problems which face every large
city was the general topic of the
lecture presented Wednesday night
by F. J. Osborn, noted British
authority on town and country
Osborn explained the Garden
City Plan, which has been put into
effect in Great Britain during the
past thirty years. This plan was
first introduced by Ebenezer How
ard about 50 years ago. It was
formulated because of the need
for adjustment of the crowded liv
ing conditions in the several dense
ly populated cities of England.
The plan, as presented by Os
born, is to set up smaller residen
tial and industrial communities
throughout the whole of England.
With the carrying out of this plan,
many of the problems that face
large cities will be eliminated.
At one time larger cities were
allowed to expand and build wher
ever they chose. The conclusion has
been reached in Great Britain, that
such a system must stop, and a
government control or agency
must be put into effect to achieve
better living and working condi
In stressing the subject the
British planner said: “What I want
to bring home to you people and
to the people in my own country
is the importance of the right ar
rangement of town and country
to prevent a mass confusion.’’
In illustrating this he explained
how the traffic of London had be
come so congested that there were
underground roadways, and even
then there was still a certain de
gree of confusion.
During the latter part of the
lecture, Osborn showed a series
of slides illustrating the present
Witness Of Hit Car
Sought By Owner
Who wrote down the license
number of the car that hit the
car Wednesday morning in the
Hilyard parking lot?
The damaged car belonged to
L. S. Cressman, head of the an
thropology department. The right
rear fender of Cressman’s car was
Cressman informed the Emerald
that someone saw the accident,
got the license number of the other
car, and stuck the paper under
Cressman’s windshield wiper.
Cressman says he would like to
talk to the person who wrote
down the number.
Garden City projects. S. W. Lit
tle, dean of the School of Archi
tecture and allied arts, who intro
duced the speaker, opened the dis
cussion period which followed.
Osborn and his wife, who is her
self an authority on juvenile de
linquency, have been touring this
country. Osborn has lectured at
several leading universities in the
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