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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 12, 1951)
By Phil Johnson
Local basketball fans will have an opportunity to see two of
the greatest hoop aggregations ever seen at McArthur Court
when the star-studdecl Oregon Collegians battle the fabulous
Harlem Globetrotters on Thursday, February 15.
The powerful Collegian scjuad will perform with a lineup fea
turing a host of former college greats, including Bob Hamilton,
Stan Williamson, A1 Popick, Dick Wilkins, Jim Bartelt, Erland
Anderson, Roger Wiley, Ken Hays, and (it is hoped) Lew Beck.
iiie uuutgiaus wm oe coacneu
by Hamilton, present assistant to
Oregon Head Basketball Coach
John Warren. Hamilton, one of
the all-time Oregon greats, scor
ed 496 points to' lead the Ducks
to the 1945 Western NCAA play
Hamilton, a high-scoring guard,
holds the Duck record for total
points scored (1073) in a three-year
career and for total field goals
(427) in three years.
Little (5 feet, 7 inches) Stan
Williamson, All-Northern Divi
sion hoop artist, might be paired
with Hamilton at the guard posi
tions. Williamson was a key man
in Oregon’s fast break when he
performed for the Ducks.
?' ; A1 Popick is another ex-Oregon
uard. He is a dangerous scorer and
is considered to be an excellent ball
hawk and a deadly free throw tos
Wilkins, of course, is one of the
greatest all-round athletes ever
seen in the state of Oregon. After
taking All-City basketball, foot
ball, and baseball honors in Port
land, Wilkins enrolled at Eugene
and played forward for the var
sity during his Freshman year,
promptly establishing himself as
one of the top ten scorers in the
During that 1945 season, when
Freshmen were eligible for varsity
play (as they might well be in the
near future), Yearling Wilkins set
all-time Oregon records for total
points scored in a non-conference
clash (24), total points, in one sea
son (544), total field goals in one
season (238), and! total field goals
in Northern Division strife (90).
He also holds the Duck record
for total points scored during a
four-year career. He tallied 1186
points against Oregon’s oppon
Wilkins also played football for
Oregon and later for the Los Ange
les Dons, establishing himself as
one of the best ends in the game.
The Van Brocklin-Wilkins combi
nation carried the Ducks into the
Cotton Bowl and national promi
Jim Kartell, iormer Auatate
Ashland prepper, will add
strength to the Collegian forward
positions. A member of the Ore
gon 1945 Western NCAA Tour
nament squad, Bartelt is profi
cient at the fast break and takes
his share of the rebounds.
A former Oregon State forward,
ferland Anderson, also is scheduled
to see action against the Globetrot
ters. Anderson played for the 1946
Beaver quintet which lost the Nor
thern Division title to the Idaho
Vandals when Wilkins, Bartelt,
Williamson, Popick, Wiley, and
teammates dropped the Beavers 42
41 in the season final at Corvallis.
Wiley, another Collegian star,
is a 220-pbund, 6 feet, 8 inches
center. Wiley scored 27 points
against Washington’s 1949 quin
tet to set an all-time Oregon in
dividual single game record.
During the 1949 season, he drop
ped in 164 field goals in 395 at
tempts for a terrific .420 percent
age .highest in Duck history. He
also is a great rebound hawk.
Ken Hays, who plays forward
or center, is another ex-Webfoot
notable who will see action in the
McArthur Court encounter. A
member of the 1945 Western NC
AA Tournament squad, he is a
steady scorer and also is a dead
ly tip-in specialist.
Although everyone concerned
hopes that ex-Beaver Lew Beck, an
Olympic Games veteran, will be
present for the Collegian-Globe
trotter activities, it has not yet
been learned whether or not he will
liable to play.
'iSince the Collegian lineup con
tains such a glittering array of
fast-break experts, it is quite
possible that Coach Hamilton will
employ that system against the
The Trotter system of basketball
defies description in technical or
semi-technical terms, but they have
been called everything from “World
Basketball Champions” to “Court
Their claim to world hoop su
premacy rests largely upon their
record of numerous triumphs over
college all-star aggregations and
professional quintets. Their rec
ord is impressive—2,730 victor
ies in their first 2,952 games.
The Trotters toured Europe last
summer performing before a half
million fans in nine nations and
winning 72 out of 73 battles. The
loss was suffered at the hands of
the potent Stars of America.
Trotter success is said to be the
result of the huge hands of the
colored magicians. It is not un
usual for a Trotter to success
fully fake a pass while holding
the ball in one hand. When the
Trotters decide to open up a scor
ing attack, it is very difficult for
the fans to follow the course of
While they have always been dif
field to defeat, the Trotters are
also noted for their hilarious antics
on the court. Sometimes they will
line up in a football formation and
run some plays while the oppon
ents helplessly watch. __
un one occasion, a uio Detroi
ter drop-kicked the spheroid,
missed the ceiling fly less than an
inch, and scored a perfect field
goal. It didn’t count, of course,
because the ball had been kicked,
which is illegal.
Sometimes two of the Trotters
will engage in a vigorous dice game
while the other three handle the de
fensive chores at the opposite end
of the court/' Jf four of the Trot
ters become unduly fatigued, the
fifth will keep the opponents busy
by dribbling circles around them.
The outstanding Trotter stars
include Roscoe “Duke” Cumber
land, one-armed Boyd Buie, and
Ted Strong. Goose Tatum, an
other famous Trotter, won’t ap
pear in the McArthur Court bat
tle, which will take place between
Oregon’s final games with Wash
ington State and Washington.
Oregon, incidentally will meet
the St. Mary’s Gaels at San Fran
cisco tomorrow night. Apparently,
the St. Mary’s abandonment of col
lege football will not force immedi
ate abolition of basketball at that
The Gaels fielded their first
basketball team in 1907. They
played two games with the Cali
fornia Bears and lost both, 49-8
and 37-3. Their fortunes later im
proved, but tile 1949-50 quintet
lapsed into mediocrity, winning
3 and losing 22, including a 61-53
loss to the Ducks.
The Gaels imported a new men
tor for the present campaign, Tom
Foley, and he introduced the fast
break in place of the former sys
tem, which stressed ball control.
The after-dinner fireside pro
gram, in conjunction with Reli
gious Emphasis Week, Jan. 21-24,
will be held in all campus living
organizations Tuesday, Wednes
day and Thursday.
House presidents have received
cards to be turned in to R. E.
Week headquarters in the SU, in
dicating religious preference as to
Speakers for the firesides will
be local citizens and faculty mem
bers. George Yost, R. E. Week
chairman said Thursday, that the
purpose of the firesides was to en
able students to become acquainted
with adults interested in education
and problems of adjustment.
The speakers offer topics per
taining to the theme “Certainties
in an Uncertain World.” The talks
will be followed by an informal dis
cussion period. All will deal with
basic religious philosophies, Yost
During Religious Emphasis
Week a second series of speakers
will address students in living or
ganizations as well as in the gene
ral convocation addresses on Jan.
22 and throughout the week.
Besides Yost, the committee
heads are Pat Choat, general sec
retary; George De Bell, faculty
relations; Mike Lally, program;
Gerry Pearson, hospitality; Helen
Jackson, publicity; Sharon Ander
son, personal relations; and Dr. F.
E. Dart and Jack Merner, advisors
to the committee.
To be Filled
Officer vacancies in three classes
will be filled from petitions due at
5 p.m. Monday.
Senior class secretary, junior
president, and sophomore vice-pre
sident will be chosen from these
petitions by the ASUO Executive
Senior secretary petitions should
be submitted to Steve Church,
Theta Chi, or Flo Hansen, Alpha
Petitions for junior class presi
dent are due in the ASUO presi
dent’s office, Student Union. Sop
homores may turn in petitions for
the vice-presidency to Helen Jack
son, Highland House; Mary Gill
ham, Alpha Chi Omega; or to De
lores Parrish, Alpha Xi Delta.
Victor C. Strash, associate pro
fessor of Slavic languages, recent
ly had his book, “Russian Reader
for Intermediate and Advanced
classes” accepted for publication
by the Prentice-Hall Publishing
Co. in New York.
The textbook represents a sel
ection from the work of contem
porary USSR authors. Popular
Russian songs, proverbs, sayings
and riddles, as well as a gram
matical supplement and charts,
comprise the rest of the book.
Strash was born in Russia and
resided there until 1923. Then
taught in China one year before
coming to the United States. At
that time he enrolled at the Uni
versity of Washington to do grad
uate work. During World War II
he taught at the Army University
near London. At the end of the
war Strash was employed by the
War Department to work in con
nection with the civilian govern
ment in Berlin. He taught at the
University of Washington during
1947, and has been on the Univer
sity of Oregon staff since 1948.
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Cling to Salient
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From the Wires of the Associated Press
American Second Division troops clung- stubbornly Thursday
to a salient, one and one-half miles south of Wonju on the critical
central Korean front, but two Red divisions were attempting a
Hanking move from the north and east.
A spokesman with the Americans, who were bolstered by
French and Dutch troops, identified the Reds as about 20,000
men of the North Korean sixth and tenth divisions.
More than /,000 North Koreans jumped a company-sized entry
patrol south of \\ onju on the road to Chongju.
American, French and Dutch troops dealt out death to the enemy in a
seven-hour fight that developed after a tank-led U.S. second division
pushed into the abandoned road-rail hub and then voluntarily withdrew.
At one stage, t^e Americans fixed bayonets and charged.
Intelligence officers said 500 Chinese planes and 200 tanks are avail
able to back the expected big push in the 50-mile stretch between Chung
ju and Red-held Osan in Western Korea.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower...
. . . left for Denmark Thursday after talks with Dutch leaders on Hol
land s contributions to his Atlantic alliance army.
In a statement to the press before taking off from the Netherlands,
Eisenhower urged free nations to organize for the preservation of peace
so that, “in an atmosphere of security,” living standards can be raised
and “social and political gains be attained.”
Lobbyists at The Oregon Legislature...
. . . are going to get oak chairs, cushions and tables. The new furni
ture will be conveniently placed on the second floor, just outside the leg.
islative chambers. The lobbyists complained that the iron chairs formerly
used are too hard. Money was appropriated for the new furniture by a
resolution of the legislature.
Today they will adjourn for the weekend.
Caught Stealing Women's Panties. ..
. . . from a clothes line Wednesday night, a 23-year-old graduate of
Massachusetts Institute of Technology was confined to the county jail
Detectives said that the man had 150 sets of women’s underthings in
his automobile when he was taken into custody.
The young man was arrested while taking women’s underthings from
a clothesline in the washroom of an apartment east of Seattle. He signed
a statement admitting the theft of more than 200 women’s panties,
girdles, garter belts and slips from various washrooms in the apartment
since October. r
The Only Woman...
. . . ever to be tried for murder in Benton county began her defense
pleadings today in Corvallis. She is charged with the murder of her
husband in their garage, on the night of Sept. 9, 1950.
President Truman Said...
. . . Thursday that he will consult with congressional leaders before
sending additional U. S. troops to Europe for a combined defense force.
Truman told a news conference he does not have to seek congres
sional approval. There is no question, he declared, about the authority
of a president to send troops anywhere in the world.
The Oregon State Fair Manager...
. . . Leo Spitzbart, got the boot Thursday. He claimed that it wai
a “deep shock.”
The state agriculture director, E. L. Peterson, charged him with
inefficiency and insubordination.
Spitzbart denied the charge.
He says that he had been at the State Fair for 35 years—under five
governors and three directors of agriculture.
He promises that the rural industries director won’t get away with
this—he’s going to appeal to the civil service commission!
Seeing That The World is Still Here...
. . . and not gone boom, as they had expected, the “Children of
Light” Thursday began an exodus from the stone cottage where for
17 days they awaited, first, the world's end, and then a “message
UO Music School To Offer Clinic
The University Music School will
hold a music reading' clinic Friday
evening and Saturday afternoon
for the benefit of high school and
college vocal and instrumental di
Guest conductors will be Mr.
Karl Ernst, superintendent of
music in the Portland Public
Schools, and Mr. Robert Zimmer
man, director of the Portland
Assistant professor Donald All
ton will direct the University
Singers at 8 p.m. Friday, follow
ed by a lecture-demonstration by
Mr. Zimmerman. Mr. Ernst will
aid Mr. Allton in directing th*
singers from 10 to 12 p.m. Friday,
and with the band, 1 to 4:30 Satur
Individual clinics for woodwind,
vocal, and brass will also be held.
Dr. D. E. Nye will hold a special
session for junior high instructor*
at 9 a.m. Saturday.
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