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* Mic factor which failed to ;ti<I Arizona during their one-1
siilc.l l<<ss to the Ducks Saturday was the failure to take ad
■ .intake of the information relayed hy their spotter in the
I resshox scouts can he very helpful to football coaches, prep,
college, or professional. I hey can see many things which can
not he spotted hy the head coach who is usually on the bench,
"hich is practically the poorest place from which to view the
The spotter obtains a de
tailed view of line play, hand
Dffs, pass patterns, defensive
formations, etc. Games are
sometimes won by efficient
Nevertheless, the Arizona
spotter was practically ignored
by his buddies on the bench,
f >nc assistant had the ear
phones but he was located on
the opposite end of tin- bench
lrom ^ Hob \\ mslow, who cou>.c<jm*ntlv received no
A a result, tlie activity of the spotter was generally limited
to the observation and reporting of weaknesses in the Oregon i
or Arizona arrangements with nothing being done by the
coat lies on the bench. Ills suggestions Here received, but thev
were then mentally pigeon-holed because nothhtg could be
done, since-the character with the earphones would have been
almost forced to send a telegram in order to contact W inslow.
Furthermore, said character with the earphones had a prac
tice of tossing the earphones aside and intently watching the
game, which increased the difficulty of communication from
the spotter, who probably was slightly irritated by this pro
lo summarize, the spotter might as well have stayed home,
lie left the pressbox with five minutes to play, anyway. Even
high school coaches use spotters these days, so it is difficult
to understand Arizona’s failure to utilize this excellent source
of vital information.
If such thing continue, Arizona might soon be seeking a
new coach. This would lead to the usual newspaper blasts de
nouncing the idea of ditching coaches because they don’t win
when anyone knows that a coach can’t win without material.
That is, it should be pointed out, incorrect reasoning. Dur
ing these days of Frank Leahys and Robert Neylands, it
should be fairly obvious that superior coaches frequently win
with inferior material and inferior coaches frequently lose with
l onsequently, a school has just as mucji right to fire a coach
Lincoln had to bounce his generals around like ping pong
balls when they failed to triumph. If coaches don’t win, they
usually leave. Lincoln had similar ideas concerning generals,
lie finally picked l . S. (’.rant, originator of the much-uesd
W orld W ar 1 technique of sending helpless soldiers on suicide
(charges against well-entrenched opponents.
.(•rant happened to be administrator of the mob which moved
forward when the ill-fed, ill-clothed, id-equipped (also ill)
| Southerners collapsed, so he was widely acclaimed in the his
tory books and elected President, capitalizing the whole ridic
Returning to the subject of coaches, they are quite liable
; for removal it they don’t come out on t< p enough, just as major
j league pitchers are through when their curve balls start curv
ing out of the parks after bouncing otY enemy-toothpicks.
It’s not a heartless proposition. A fired coach can always
get a high school position, or he usually can go into business
if he wishes to.
Nevertheless, the coach should be removed quietly. The pub
lic should not be told that he resigned unwillingly, because
this is naturally embarrassing for the coach involved. Maybe
colleges will handle the situation more diplomatically in the
Coast Schools Coast to Wins
Pacific Coast Conference schools seem to have recovered
their pre-war status in the national grid picture. California’s
35-0 triumph over Penn was somewhat convincing, and Wash
ington’s dazzling 58-7 annihilation of Montana was a tolerable
In the latter rout, the Huskies’ 29 first downs to the Grizzlies’
3^gnd 534 yards to 42 indicated that Washington had the better
team. Montana completed one of sixteen passes.
Music School Picks
Solo parts for Menotti's oper
etta “The Old Maid and the Thief,"
University Theater production set
for Hornetime in April, have been
chosen according to Herman Gel
hauHen, associate professor of
Dorothy Anderson has taken the
part of Miss Todd, contralto; Anita
Macgregor, soprano, that of Laiti.
cia; Audrey Mistretta, soprano,
that of Miss Pinkerton; and Walter
C. Martin, baritone, that of Bob.
Tryouts for "The Devil and Dan
iel Webster,” operetta to be co
featured with the Menotti offering
in April, will be held sometime dur
and the early part of October. Hor
ace Robinson, associate professor
of speech, will direct the second
To Be Displayed
African sculpture from the*Negy
Ait Gallery in New York city will
go on display in the Student Union 1
art gallery today, Donr.a Covalt,
SU art gallery chairman, has an- j
The collection of sculptures will
be shown until Oct. 21, with re
cordings of primitive music to be
played as a part of the opening
The longest place name in the
United States is bestowed on a
Massachusetts lake: Chargogagog
UO Women Band
Call For Members
More women are needed for the
newly formed women’s marching
band, according to Ira Lee, direc
tor. At present only a 25-piece
unit, Lee hopes to enlarge the
group to 40 women.
Women in any school or depart
ment of the University who can
play some instrument are invited
to visit the music school and try
out. There is a possibility that the
new marching band may go to the
next Portland game, Lee said.
Honorary Presidents ”
To Report to Office
The presidents of all professional
honoraries on campus are asked
to report to the office of student
affairs to fill out a roster of offi
cers and give other information
about their organization. Mrs.
Paula Casebeer. secretary in that
office, requests that this be done as
soon as possible.
Finds Rare Minerals
Two rare molybdenum minerals
have been discovered in the Clack
amas river area of Oregon by
Lloyd W. Staples, associate pro
fessor of geology.
Molybdenum is a ferro-alloy
metal used for hardening steel.
In a recent issue of the Ameri
can Mineralogist, journal of the
Mineralogical Society of America,
Staples describes ilsemannite and
jordiste, which are found in a
unique association with mercury
ore on the Clackamas river.
Jordiste has never been found
before on this continent, Staples
said. Ilsemannite is known in only
about a dozen places in the world.
The geology professor said it is un
likely that these minerals will be
found in sufficient abundance to
constitute a commercial ore body.
Absolute zero exists at -459.6 de
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