Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 08, 1951, Page Five, Image 5

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'Another year dawned just one short week ago today, and to
commemorate the event, a Pacific Coast Conference football
team (California, if you’ve forgotten) trotted onto Pasadena’s
Rose Bowl turf to another licking at the hands of a Big Ten rep
resentative. That sort of thing has been going on for some years
now, and it is hard for many of us to remember when things were
any different. People are beginning to accept it as an inevitable
state of affairs, like Democratic presidents and the high price of
77"was Not Ever Thus
But before this belief becomes too deeply rooted, let’s hark
back to the days before the Big Ten ogres made their annual
safari across the plains and the mountains to rout the hapless
PCC foe. There was a day when the Pacific Coasters could hand
it out as often as they took it on the whiskers. Could and did. In
fact, until Georgia knocked oft" UCLA 9-0 in 1943, the western
ers had run up a five-game winning streak, a mark which lasted
until last week when the invaders walked off with the blue rib
bon for the sixth consecutive time. Before the boys from the Mid
west began their series of humiliations, the score stood at 15
wins for the coast, 11 for visiting teams, and three ties. Oregon,
incidentally, contributed one of the wins (14-0 over Pennsylvania
Th 1917) and suffered one of the losses (7-6 to Harvard in 1916.)
Now the opportunity has arrived when the conference mo
guls can rid themselves of this white elephant if they will but
swallow their pride. The original PCC-Big Ten pact was for
five years, now expired. We are at the crossroads, so to speak.
On one hand lies the route favored by the stubborn who would
have the boys from the Pacific slope put back on the merry-go
round for another series of head-buttings. On the other hand,
there is the road to some lesser torture, either by junking the
Rose Bowl completely or by telling the Big Ten boys to please
find another playmate, we’ve had enough of you. Under the
latter course, the coast could go back to picking its own poison.
If the conference should step down, it would certainly bring
plenty of hoots and guffaws from the rest of the country. But
then, coast prestige gets something less than a boost when its
representative can’t get by a three-time loser like Michigan.
There is also the possibility being noised about of an engagement
pitting all-star teams from the respective conferences against
each other. About the only advantage in this would be that the
blame would be spread somewhat more evenly mong PCC mem
bers. Sort of the “misery loves company” idea. The simple fact
of the matter, as we see it, is that the Midwesterners play a bet
ter brand of football than is played out here, and the sooner we
recognize that the better.
Before we get away from Rose Bowl talk, we wonder how
many people heard the radio re-creation of the 1917 game which
saw the Ducks blasting Penn 14-0. In that one, Backs Shy Hunt
ington and Johnny Parsons teamed with a great forward wall
to down a Penn team which had been favored to dump the un
heralded Westerners by five or six touchdowns, according to the
account. Incidentally, that was one of three wins in the 34 game
history of the bowl which was recorded by Oregon and Wash
ington conference members. Washington State got one in 1916,
14-0 over Brown, and OSC the other, 20-16 over Duke in 1942.
Gussie Surprises
The tennis filberts, all 3200 of ’em, who gathered in Mac Court
the other night for the exhibition b}' Bobby Riggs’ quartet of net
aces had a pleasant surprise when it turned out that Gorgeous
Gussie Moran, the press agent’s dream, could play the game be
sides decorate the court in Grade-A style. Gussie, who with the
Mp’d of some shrewd publicity parlayed a few inches of lace into
$75,000, lost for the 31st time in 38 tries to Pauline Betz, no mean
looker in her own right. But in losing a,close 7-5 set, she trotted
out a power game that with a little more control and polish would
probably have parked her with the best of the simon-pures had
she chosen to stick with the amateurs.
As it was, Gussie might have made things even tougher for
Pauline had it not been for a lousy call which gave Pauline the
11th game and a 6-5 lead. Pauline went on to hold her service and
take the set. The officiating throughout the evening was some
thing less than good, a fact which registered with players and
fans alike. Pancho Segura was particularly incensed over some
of the calls he got, and even Jake Kramer was left shaking his
head from time to time.
Ducks to San Francisco
John Warren’s cagers hit the road again this weekend, this
time for an invasion of San Francisco’s Cow Palace and a pair of
engagements against the University of San Francisco Dons and
the St. Marys Gaels. The Ducks have been having their usual
hard times when they get on foreign hardwood, and are a cinch to
have their hands full in the Bar- City. In nine games away from
home this season. Oregon has dropped six against three wins.
In the Igloo, they have fared much better, winning three out of
four. In fact, they were coming along handsomely, having gone
over the .500 mark for the first time, until they banged into Tippy
Dye's racehorse Huskies over the weekend.
Reports from Seattle indicate that Bob Peterson, the six foot
five sophomore ineligible until the Washington series, will be a
valuable asset. Not only did big Pete top the scorers in Saturday's
^d-60 thriller with 18 markers, but he evidently did, a bang-up job
uftder the boards despite the four fouls he carried from midway
in the first half.
Inquiring Reporter
Students Give
Draft Opinions
To Reporter
By Helen Jackson
The question now so dear to the
hearts of 18-year-olds, “What do
you think of the Congressional pro
posal for drafting 18-year-olds?”
was popped to a cross section of
University students over the week
end. Here are their opinions.
Jeanne Bosserdet—freshman in
liberal arts—“I don’t think any boy
just getting out of high school is
old enough to fight. If they think
they are old enough, then they
should enlist.”
Bob Belloni—senior in law—“I
think it’s the only thing to do be
cause the 18-year-old is a much bet
ter soldier than the 26-year-old—
speaking from experience.”
Jackie Dusault—sophomore in
business—“I think they should take
the 20 or 21-year-olds who just
missed the last war rather than the
Pat S a u n d e r s—sophomore in
speech—“It all goes back to the
basis of the problem. It seems such
a shame that we have to be in a po
sition where it is necessary to draft
any men. If we have to do it for the
protection of the country, then I
think 18-year-olds should go into
training in case of complete nation
al war.”
Dave Lenz—18-year-old fresh
man in business—“I don’t like it
myself because I’d really like to
finish school. I say raise the age
level to 27.”
Bob Gordon—sophomore in pre
med—“I don’t think it’s a good idea.
They need a National Guard. They
could use the 18-year-olds for it,
and let the others do the fighting.”
Joan Kronsteiner—graduate stu
dent in art—“I suppose it’s all right
but it seems to me they are snatch
ing them out of the cradle. How
would you like to feel the breath of
the government drying you behind
the ears?”
Bob Berrie—junior in business—
“I think it’s all right if they don't
take them out of high school. They
should let them finish. That's about
the only thing to do unless they
start taking the married men.”
Ilia Edwards—freshman in edu
cation—“I think 18-year-olds are
too young to draft. I'd rather we
just pulled out of Korea anyway.”
Dewey Wilson—senior in law—
“The government knows what the
limits of the manpower pool is, and
I think it is much better to draw
from the younger group than to go
beyond the 26-year present draft
Canyon Passage
Draws Crowd
At SU Ballroom
“Canyon Passage,” a Universal
release, drew 240 people at the 2:15
p.m. screening Sunday, and a line of
50 had already formed for the fol
lowing second filming as the first
crowd left.
Profit from the movie, derived
from the novel by Ernest Hayccx,
went into the SU movie committee’s
treasury, and will go out for follow
ing Sunday movies, the Wednesday
night Chapman Movies series and
for fall term football movies, Jane
Wiggen, committee chairman, re
All arrangements Tor the movie
were handled by students, includ
ing two projectionists who were
hired by the movie committee to
run the SU equipment.
“Canyon Passage” was filmed
near Grants Pass. The cast of Dana
Andrews, Brian Donlevy, Susan
Hayward and Hoagy Carmichael
played on sets constructed in the
denser country of that region. One
scene 'vas the Hollywood version of
Portland in 1856.
Nesct Sunday the SU Movie com
mittee will sponsor “Man in the
Iron Mask.”
Oregon Weather Brings
Sunny Skies, Cold Wind
By Norm Anderson
Well, hey now, just what about
this weather? Is it going to be a
big blow, or only a mild blow ?
The weekend started out fine.
Students stepped out of classes Fri
day morning and gazed in wonder
at the blue skies and the warm
sunshine ,and tried to ignore the
cold wind that swirled about the
Hopes Soar
Even more amazed, students not
ed happily the clear skies and sun
on Saturday and hopes went soar
ing for a California-style winter.
Temperatures Drop
But Saturday night brought tem
peratures tumbling down the scale
and Sunday presented one of those
half and half Oregon days which
can either turn into an Arctic
wonderland, or an Amazonian wat
Remember the Snow
But even so, Oregon-haters not
ed, or overlooked the fact, that Eu
gene is a far cry from a year ago
when the student body shivered in
below-freezing weather. Remem
ber ? There was snow from one end
of the place to another, day after
day, for 30 long days, continuing
on into February.
But if indications are to be be
lieved, and optimistic weathermen
heeded, Oregon might be in for *
good thing for once, as far as the
weather goes. Snows have been
light, practically below normal,
throughout the state. Some Califor
nians returning from that water
logged oasis down south, groaned
when they hit snow in southern
Oregon. But that seemed to be
about the limit. They smiled when
viewing the good Eugene weather.
At any rate, January 1951, ifc
■truly the beginning of a second
half-century, when even the weath
er gets better.
Ernst, Zimmerman
To Conduct Clinic
Guest conductors for the music
school reading clinic to be given
Friday and Saturday will be Kan
Ernst, supervisor of music for thte
Portland public schools, and Robert
Zimmerman, director of the Port
land Symphonic Choir.
Material and instruction in voice,
both solo and choral, and instru
mental music fields will be avail
able to participants.
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duces leaders . . . Aviation Cadet training with the U. S.
Air Force. It’s training that wins your wings and com
mission . . . and a starting salary close to $5,000 a year
;. if you qualify.
Check Your Compass .. . And Climb on Course!
Air Force talk for "waste no time—set your course while
you’re gaining altitude.” It’s good advice.
Talk it over with the U. S. Air Force Aviation Cadet
Selection Team soon to visit your campus.
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