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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 5, 1951)
By John Barton
Emerald Sports Editor
Tippie Dye, new University of Washington basketball coach,
has made at least one interesting change in the Husky playing
line-up. Frank Guisness, a guard last year and two years ago on
the Husky Pup team, has been moved to forward. Guisness, at
6 feet, 3 inches, is plenty tall enough to play this position.
But as a scoring threat, he usually was feared last year when
he was out front, and starting for the hoop from the outside right
hand corner. He’s a driver, and a real threat when he starts boom
ing toward that hoop.
To the best of our memory, Guisness has never played forward
before in his life. In high school he played guard, if memory
serves us correctly. That was at Vancouver high, where Guis
ness and his team-mates were pretty consistent contenders for
the state title. Anyway, he’s a forward now, and Dye probably
knows what he’s doing.
•Oregon Football History
Received an extremely intersting copy of a letter sent to Duck
Track Coach Bill Bowerman by Eugene Attorney Lawrence T.
Harris. Mr. Harris says that he was looking through his files
recently and came across a written account of the first Oregon
football game. It came from a copy of “The Reflector,” published
by the Laurean and Eutaxian societies. The former was a men’s
debating society and the latter the same for women.
Mr. Harris and his wife in 1910 collected all issues of The
Reflector and had them bound. They can be found today, he
says, at theAJniversity’s historical department.
With his letter, he included a copy of the story of the game.
Its date is April, 1894. The title of the story is, “The. Ganfe of
This was apparently the first college athletics ever tried by
Oregon. Before this first game, the story says, college athletics
had always been a visionary dream at Oregon.
It was Oregon U. vs. Albany. Oregon won, 44-2. Room here
doesn't permit the presentation in full of the story, but there are
j many interesting, and (today) humerous Observations which can
be picked out. \ , T
The method of scoring was undoubtedly different in those
days, because Oregon picked up 22 points in the first half on
three touchdowns or goals (the scoring is referred to by both
titles) and one or more conversions. A first down could be had
only by gaining 15 yards. No kickoff was used; the teams sim
ply lined up and started charging as soon as the ball was cen
tered. Eleven men were used, and the positions were the same
( as those we know today.
Oregon took the ball and drove literally to a “touch-down”
I in just six minutes. Albany then took its try, but failed to gain
15 yards, despite the use of a flying wedge, and had to give the
- Sickness Came
The second half of the game, the story tells us, was a repeti
“Captain Turner of the Albanies was now carried from the field,
being too sick to play.”
The second half of the game, the stsory tells us, was a repeti
tion of the first half, except that Albany managed to trap the Ore
gon fullback, Templeton (whose brother played right tackle,
ever heard of them ?) in the end zone for two points. The Albany
team was made up of gridiron veterans, while the Oregon boys
had never tried it together before.
The game was finished with the only injury being the sprain
ing of an Albany ankle. Apparently Captain Turner recovered
from his illness. The magazine went into considerable dis
course about whether or not the game was barbarism or good
clean fun like boxing (and you know how they boxed in those
The decision was that it was the duty of the magazine only to
report the game and congratulate the team for having been able
to say, “We have met the enemy and they are ours.” Victory for
Oregon was secured, and the game might have come to stay. At
least that game had a good turnout. They even sat on nearby
woodshed roofs to watch.
Ski Team Near
Oregon is going to have a ski team this winter.
The athletic department asks all persons interested in skiing
for Oregon this winter to meet next Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the
basement of McArthur court with the coach, Leo Harris.
Tryouts for the Duck slat team will be Jan. 13 and 14 at Multi
por mountain (that’s near Government Camp) when three other
teams will meet with Oregon for a slalom and cross-country
ujlg^t. The other scjuads will be from Oregon State, Lewis and
Clark, and the University of Portland. More information on Ore
gon skiing will come next week.
Full Theater Season
The theater season at the Uni
versity will be a full one for the rest
of the year, with four major theater
productions scheduled, one special
professional attraction billed, the
Northwestern Drama Conference
on tap, and special offerings likely.
“Right You Are (If You Think
So),” now in rehearsal; “Goodbye
My Fancy,” now being cast; “Fin
ian’s Rainbow,” to be cast when
director Horace W. Robinson re
turns from New York; and “Anne
of the Thousand Days,” set for pro
duction as the last drama of spring
term, are the regular plays schedul
Angna Enters, celebrated and
popular dance mime, will be pre
sented as a professional attraction
Feb. 12; and the Northwest Drama
Conference activities will be held
on the campus for the fourth
straight year Feb. 8, 9, and 10.
The annual experimental theater
night will probably be scheduled
spring term. The night, exceedingly
popular with theater-goers, pre
sents out-of-the ordinary theater
“Finian’s Rainbow,” a musical
comedy which won fame on Broad
way in 1947 with Ella Logan and
Open House Set
For SU Sunday
A special open house will be held
at 6:15 p.m. Sunday in the Dad’s
lounge of the Student Union. Three
SU standing committees—movie,
dance, and concert—are sponsoring
the open house for students who are
interested in activities of the SU.
During this time interested stu
dents may sign up for work with
one of the three committees. Re
cords will be kept of those partici
pating add'they will receive prefer
ence when committee vacancies oc
cur or a committee adds new mem
Activities open to students on the
movie committee are ticket-selling
and ushering during the regular
Sunday movies, set-up of chairs, and
cleanup. The dance committee is in
terested in recruiting students to
help in floor preparation preced
ing Wednesday night square dances
and Friday night mixers.
Refreshments will be served and
a program of entertainment will
Jane Weber, junior in general
arts and letters, was elected pre
sident of the Northwest province
of the Newman Club at its an
nual convention Dec. 26-29 at Pull
Also from the University of
Oregon, George Yost, senior in
architecture, was named regional
chairman of extension. Rev. Leo
J. Linahen acted as chaplain for
The Newman Clubs will hold its
first meeting of the winter term
at 7 p.m. Sunday in Gerlinger an
A ski trip to Santiam Lodge will
Thirty students from Oregon
State college and thirty from the
University are expected to make
the trip, Jan. 12-13.
Desk Editor: Joe Floren
Desk Staff: Barbara Rubin, Don
Dewey, Bud Hurst, Bill Clothier,
Night Editor—Sarah Turnbull.
Night Staff—Pat Word, Bill Hol
man, Bill Clothier.
David Wayne in its cast, will be the
big production of the year. It is the
first musical comedy attempted by
the University Theater since “Of
Thee I Sing.” The latter established
box office records that still have
not been topped here when it was
produced and directed by Robinson
in connection with Junior Weekend
in the spring of 1942.
Top tunes from “Finian’s Rain
bow” include “That Old Devil
Moon,” “If This Isn’t Love,” and
“How Are Things in Glocca Morra.”
“Anne of the Thousand Days” is
a Maxwell Anderson drama which
was produced on Broadway last
year with Rex Harrison and Joyce
Redgrave. It is written partly in
blank verse, as are the other
“Queen" plays by Anderson—“Eliz
abeth the Queen,” and “Mary,
Queen of Scots.” The latest Ander
son play produced by the theater
was “Winterset.” “Anne” will be di
rected by Frederick J. Hunter.
“Godbye My Fancy,” directed by
Ottilie Seybolt, will be the first pro
duction of the University Theater
in its own “intimate” theater.
“Right You Are” is now in re
hearsal by Hunter with production
scheduled for early February.
Activity Dotes Fixed
By Christian House
Open house will be held at Christ
ian House, 736 E. 16th, tonight and
Saturday night, with a party plan
ned for next weekend.
“Faith for These Days,” a series
of discussions, will start at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday. This series is scheduled to
continue through the first week in
Winter term’s International Tea
hours will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday
with all students invited to partici
Student Petitions Due
For Red Cross Posts
Petitions for Red Cross publicity
committee posts are now being call
ed for. The work of the committee
will continue all term but will be
more concentrated during the cam
pus Red Cross drive in February.
Petitions may be turned in to .
Frances Neel at the Alpha Delta
Pi house by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.
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