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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 12, 1951)
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Coach Don Kirsch’s undefeated
Oregon Frosh basketball players
will be seeking their 13th consecu
tive triumph when they meet the
powerful Oregon State Rooks at
6:15 tonight at Corvallis.
The Ducklings closed the 1949-50
..season with nine straight victories
and added three more during the
opening phases of the 1950-51 cam
The Frosh edged the Portland
Frosh 49-44 in their opeher last
December and then dropped the
Linfield Frosh 66-42. Their latest
Win was a convincing 66-55 triumph
over the Oregon College of Educa
y tion varsity.
The Rooks opened their season
Wednesday nihgt with a one-sided
•70-49 victory over the Willamette
rFrosh at Salem. Bob Frantz led the
(Rooks with 22 points, while For
ward Milt Schultz scored 12 and
iRon Fundingsland added 10.
All-Stater Doug Rogers will
start at center for the Ducklings,
i Ron Phillips and Don Siegmund will
I be the starting forwards, and Coach
tKirsch will select two of the fol
< lowing three for his starting
.guards: Kenny Wegner. Barney
I Holland, and Bob Hawes.
The Frosh have lost only 5 of
I their last 42 games, and all five set
i backs were acquired at the hands of
I the always-tough Baby Beavers. A.
40-34 Rook victory last year ruin
, ed a perfect season for the Duck
Altnougn me kooks nave iuai
.(scholastically) Bob Petersen, sev
en-foQt Minneapolis, Minn., .pivot
ace, they have not lost their peren
,nial threat to all opponents.
Probable Beaver starters include
1 Forwards Dick Brust and Don
Thompson, Center Doug Gystrup,
and high-scoring Guards Ron Fun
dingsland and Bob Frantz.)
Gystrup was an All-State per
I former at North Central High in
Spokane, while Fundingsland was a
Jefferson of Portland All-Stater in
l the Oregon prep playoffs last
A third Rook All-State veteran,
Guard Daryl Girod of Salem High,
.might not see action, since he was
injured in a “friendly scuffle"
shortly before the Rook-Willam
A second Baby Beaver-Frosh bat
tle, scheduled for Saturday night,
has been cancelled. However, an ad
ditional six meetings between the
itwo squads are on the Duckling
The two rival aggregations will
meet on Friday and Saturday, Jan
uary 19 and 20, in the preliminary
games to the Idaho-Oregon series
openers at Eugene.
After battling Lebanon High
School on Friday, January 26, at
[Eugene, the Ducklings will stage a
,return engagement with the Ore
gon College of Education varsity
at Monmouth on Tuesday, Janu
The Frosh will meet the OSC
Yearlings again on February 2 and
i€ at Corvallis and will encounter
.Eugene High at Eugene on Febru
The Ducklings will close the sea
son with four additional home
.games the Portland Frosh. the
tKooks, Salem High, and the Rooks
The Oregon varsity ski team
will be formed after tryouts in
four events beginning at noon
Saturday at Santiam Pass.
Any interested student is in
vited to participate. Automobiles
will leave McArthur Court at 8
a.m. Saturday for Santiam Pass,
and rides will be provided for in
The four events are the down
hill race, the slalom, cross-coun
try racing, and jumping.
NEW YORK—(A*)—Bantam Ben
Hogan’s phenomenal, movie-script
rally from a near-fatal accident to
regain his old golfing heights was
rated today the greatest comeback
in sports for 1950.
Sports writers and broadcasters,
participating in the year-end As
sociated Press poll, had little trou
ble making up their minds in that
category, giving an overwhelming
vote to the plucky little shotmaster
On Feb. 2, 1949, Hogan was criti
cally injured in an automobile acci
dent while returning home from a
tournament in Phoenix, Ariz. For
weeks his condition remained seri
There was doubt that the sinewy
veteran who the year before had
scored professional golf’s U. S.
slam—the PGA, Open and Western
—would ever walk, much less play,
But by mid-summer of 1949 Ho
gan was hobbling around on crutch
There was a flurry of excitement
when it was announced Hogan
would attempt his comeback to
competitive golf in the rich Los An
geles Open Jan. 6. Could Hogan do
it? He replied quickly.
Walking stiffly on legs held to
gether by bailing wire, Hogan
amazed the golf world by finishing
in a tie with Sam Snead for first
place, shooting a remarkable 280.
It was immaterial that Ben later
lost to his old rival in a playoff.
Hogan won the Greenbrier Open
in May with a record-tying 21-un
der-par 259 and then climaxed his
spectacular comeback by winning
the National Open at Philadelphia
Hogan received 112 first place
votes from those who cast ballots
and piled up 393 points on the ba
sis of three for a first place vote,
two for second, etc.
Second place went to another
whose career was almost cut short
by tragedy Eddie Waitkus, first
baseman of the Philadelphia Phil
He came back last year to play
154 games for the Phillies, help
them to the National League pen
nant and play in the World Series.
He batted .284.
By Bill Gurney
Intramural basketball swung in
to high gear yesterday as six more
“A” league contests went into the
Chi Psi won from Delta Upsilon
15-11, the Betas topped Hunter Hall
by a 23-15 margin, Stitzer Hall lost
26-16 to Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi
Psi outdistanced Philadelphia
House 18-4, Sigma Alpha Mu edged
Sigma Nu, 17-12, and Gamma Hall
lost 49-22 to Phi Delta Theta.
The Chi Psi-DU tilt, was a rather
low scoring game, but well played.
Using a fast break coupled with a
zone defense, the tall Chi Psis led
10-8 at the half and never relin
quished that lead, winning 15-11.
Top scorers were Chi Psi Guard
Hurley with six, and DU Forward
Pope with five.
The Betas started slowly against
Hunter Hall, trailing 9-6 at half
time. Led by Harlan Mickey, with
thirteen points for the game, and
Dick Chapman with six, the Betas
smashed their way to a 23-15 win.
Top pointmaker for Hunter was
Jack Krieger with six points.
Lambda Chi, by virtue of a tor
rid third quarter, came through
with a 26-16 victory over Stitzer
Hall. The tall Stitzer team led, 11
5 at the half. Evanson, Stitzer for
ward, led all scorers with eight, fol
lowed by Gordon Green and John
Doolittle W’ith six apiece for Lamb
Philadelphia House trailed 7-2 at
halftime and failed to narrow the
gap. Showing the way for the Phi
Psis was Ted Cooley with seven,
while Jim Hunt and Les Howall
were the whole story for the Co-op
boys with two apiece.
Somewhat of a surprise was the
17-12 Sammie victory over Sigma
Nu. At the end of the first quar
ter the hot-shooting Sammies led
8-1 and 12-3 at the halfway mark.
Sigma Nu surged upward in the
fourth canto and had the count
narrowed to 12-15, but the Sammies
were able to protect their lead. Les
Hajgen led Sigma Nil with fice
counters, while Cohen had six and
Ginsberg seven for Sigma Alpha
Phi Delt height and experience
weie just too much for a battling
Gamma Hall quintet. Wayne John
son with 17 and Daryl Nelson with
14 topped Phi Delta Theta scoring.
Today's I Ms
3 ;50—Court 40 Omega Hall vs Pi
3:50—Court 43 Phi Sigma Kappa
vs Campbell Club.
4:35—Court 40 Kappa Sigma vs
Stan Kay Hall.
4:35—Court 43 Mint urn Hall vs
Alpha Tau Omega.
5:15—Court 40 Nestor Hall vs
5:15—Court 43 Sigma Chi vs Del
ta Tau Delta.
DANCING EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT
Noe Now Eligible,
Leaves With Ducks
Since Center Chet Noe is again eligible to play basketball for
the University of Oregon, he left last night for San Francisco,
where Oregon is scheduled to meet the University ot San bran
cisco tonight and St. Mary's College tomorrow night.
Noe has been reinstated in the University, and his eligibility
papers were signed yesterday afternoon by Orlando ). Hollis,
Oregon’s Pacific Coast Conference representative.
Frosh Grid Pictures
Available for Sale
Group pictures of the 1950 Frosh
football squad are available for
members of the team. Those who
have not purchased their pictures
are. requested to do so as promptly
The pictures, which may be pur
chased injthe Coaches’ office in Mc
Arthur Court, cost 65 cents apiece
Other students may also purchase
In ND Rankings
Forward Bob Peterson of Ore
gon holds second place in Northern
Division scoring, according to sta
tistics released last night by the
Pacific Coast Conference Commis
Peterson ,who scored 24 points in
two games for a 12-point average,
trails Husky Bob Houbregs, who is
in first place with 25 points and a
Oregon State has the top field
goal average with a brilliant .387
mark and has held opponents to
.188 average. The Ducks have
dropped in exactly one-fourth of
their shots from the field, while
their Northern Division opponents
have compiled a .357 average.
Idaho has the top free throw av
erage (.667), Oregon and Oregon
State are deadlocked for second
place with .623, and WSC holds
fourth win with .587.
Washington’s 67 points per con
test provide the Huskies with the
top scoring average. Oregon has
averaged 54.5, Idaho 49, WSC 47.5,
and Oregon State 47.
It’s the happy-go-lucky dub golf
er who goes out on the course and
drives himself mad.
Noe was declared disqualified
from the University at the begin
ning of winter term by the scholar
ship committee. Since then he has
made up -some courses which were
incomplete, and his petition for re
instatement has been accepted.
He was ineligible for PCC play
simply because he was not in the
University. Noe set a new Fresh
man scoring record for the Duck
lings laist year.
Webfoot starters tonight will be
Bob Peterson and Curt Barclay or
Keith Farnam at forwards, Jim
Luscutoff at center and Jack Keller,
and Mel Krause at guards.
Just who will play (and how) for
USF was not known in Mac cc^/t
circles yesterday. Webfoot Coach
John Warren said his scouting re
ports from both teams in the Bay
area have been incomplete.
Also going south are Ducks Ken
Hunt, Mel Streeter, Jim Vranizan,
Hal Webb and Hand Bonnemann,
plus the coach, trainer and man
ager. Captain Will Urban is not
making the trip because of his re
injured right foot.
Oregon’s only mutual opponent
with either school has been Santa
Clara, which squad Oregon and St.
Mary’s have both defeated. Both
the Gaels and Dons are reportedly
rapidly improving teams. The Dons
are said to be green, but fast,learn
USF has a record this season of
six won and five lost, while the
Gaels have won five and lost four.
Jets 4, Nogoodniks 0
Draftsmen 4, Grenadiers 0
Flying Saucers 4, Vitamins 0
Liberal Rats 4, Stack Rats 0
High series: Major Haines, 505.
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