[note: In honor of Civil War Week, the following is reprinted verbatim from the Oregon State College Daily Barometer, 10/24/1959, where it appeared as the headline story.
It is perhaps notable that none of the events mentioned herein were reported in the Eugene Register-Guard or Daily Oregonian.
It is also notable that any OSC Rally girls have ever been considered worthy of molestation. -- bd]
The Homecoming Oregon Alums were treated to a display of mud throwing and manhandling of OSC's rally girls as their football team was manhandled by Oregon State, 15-7, in Eugene Saturday.
Climaxing an afternoon of vandalism the University students encircled the OSC rooting section throwing divots from the playing field and vulgar insults upon the OSC students as they sang their Alma Mater. This action took place for 30 minutes after the end of game activities.
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The throng finally dispersed as the Beaver backers filed slowly out of their endzone section and the public address announcer piped into the microphone, "All right, break it up. What kind of sports are you? You lost the game so go home."
Student band director, Pete Van Dine, stated that many attempts were made at stealing OSC bandmen's hats. It ws not known at this time how many were missing.
A full scale riot was narrowly averted before the game started when several UO students attempted to take a sign that was placed in front of the OSC section. This sign was retained by Oregon State until it was sent to the Duck side, via a group of Boy Scouts, near the end of the game.
Again, just prior to game time, one of the OSC rally girls was forcibly carried from the OSC side by a group of Oregon men students led by one of their cheerleaders. She was taken to the Oregon side where men's chant was echoing through the stadium, "Pass her around!" She was later released after the game started.
Many Oregon State students left their seats to go after the girl. They were halted by Rally King Don Essig and the men of the Rally squad thus averting another possible slugfest.
During half-time the OSC Rally girls were again abducted to the same impassioned plea, "Pass her around!" They were later released, one at a time.
Immediately following the game some 300 Oregon students advanced on the OSC section when the verbal and actual mud-slinging began.
Oregon State students, through the action of their leaders and members of the Varsity "O", refused to get involved in any action that would reflect discredit upon their institution.
It is felt by many that a public apology is due the Rally girls, OSC marching band and Oregon State College in general for the humiliating action that took place Saturday on Hayward ifeld.