Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 22, 1947, Page 4, Image 4

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    Grid Scribe Needs Angle... Finds Aiken Eager for Longhorns
With Oregon’s spring football
season pretty well wrapped up and
the sports editor still screaming for
a football story, I again roamed the
freshly painted halls of McArthur
court yesterday in search of a new
. Finally I found my boy—grav
el-voiced Jim Aiken, Oregon’s
new grid coach. And suddenly I
had my angle too—how about the
Texas opener next September 21
in Portland ?
Aiken gets a little gleam in his
eye when you mention that Texas
opener. It seems Jim would like to
open his coaching career at Web
footland with an upset victory.
1941 Was Bough
I have to add the word upset, for
already many of the so called ex
perts seem to feel a repetition of the
1941 game in the air. You may re
call that Tex Oliver took his crew
down to the Lone Star State and
came home licking the wounds of a
71 to 7 defeat, the worst in Oregon
football history.
Along with the look in Aiken’s
eye, my billfold has the itch. A few
of my friends down Austin way
were confident enough to offer 40
and 50 points to me, their money
resting on the Longhorns, of course, j
Needless to say, that was adding in- |
suit to injury and I acted according- j
They work hard at football down l
at Austin. Their spring practice!
starts the first of February and j
continues practically straight
through' to the season’s opener. The
Longhorn ace Bobby Layne is back,
and he throws a football like Bob
Feller pitches for Cleveland.
He made most of the second
team All-American squads last
fall, and the only reason he didn’t
make first was a fellow by the
name of Doc Blanchard of Army.
The Texas offense is built around
Layne, hut keep in mind names
like Harris, Baumgardner and
Jones. You’ll see plenty of them
next September. That’s the Tex
as side of the picture!
Aiken, however, certainly isn’t
taking a gloomy outlook on the
game. He admitted the Texans will
be tough, but stated that men like
Jake Leicht, Dan Garza, Brad Eck
land, and Don Stanton will be as
good as anything the southern team
can field.
More Ducks Back
Another bright spot on the Ore
gon ledger will be the return of sev
eral men not taking part in spring
practice. The aforementioned Jake
Leicht heads the list along with
Halfbacks Jimmy Nev/quist and De
Wayne Johnson.
Johnson played fullback during
the 1945 season and was recently
discharge dfrom the marines. He
stands 6 feet 1 inch, weighs 210
and gives Aiken a left-handed
At the end of the spring session,
these men seem to have the best
chance of cracking the varsity line
up next fall: Dan Garza, Lou Rob
inson, Darell Robinson, Pete Miller,
ends; Don Stanton, Steve Dutour,
Bob Roberts, Harry Edwards, tack
les; Ted Meland, Ed Chrobat, John
Kauffman, Jim Berwick, guards;
Brad Eckland, center; Norm Van
Brocklin, Bill Abbey, quarterbacks;
Beorge Bell, Bud Bouqua, Keith De
Courcey, Bob Oas, halfbacks; Bob
Koch, Bob Sanders, Ken Maine,
Unless a game is scheduled prior
to September 27th, it will be Ore
gon vs. Texas in one of the toughest
openers a new coach could ask for.
However, it’s also the biggest
chance in years to put the Ducks on
the football map.
How about it? Will we make
those Texans eat their words and
i swallow the score? I’ve got my
I fingers crossed.
UO Tennis Foursome Ready
For ND Meet on Local Courts!
Bob Zieger, Stan Anderson, Joe Rooney, and Bob Carey will
carry the Oregon colors into the ND tennis finals to be held
Friday and Saturday on the University courts, Coach Paul
■Washke announced yesterday. All four men are net veterans,
with at least one season's experience in intercollegiate compe
tition behind them.
Last year in the division play-offs, Zieger and Anderson bat
tied their way into the final round
of doubles action before being
eliminated by Washington.
Fairings Hold Fate
Oregon's chances of remaining
in the race for title honors will de
pend entirely on the pairings to
he drawn up by the coaches
Thursday night. Until then no
team will know who they will
square off with in first-round ac
If the Ducks are matched with
the powerful Washington or
Washington State outfit they
stand little chance of reaching
semi-final clashes. If. on the
other hand, they are slated to
face Idaho, DSC, or Montana,
the local courtment have a much
better chance to emerge from
preliminary action victorious.
Washington's formidable four
some, with Jim Brink in the No. 1
slot, still looms a decided favorite
to notch up its second consecutive
ND crown without being pressed
too heavily. The Huskies won
handily from all of the other
schools now entered in the two
day court fest with the exception
of Montana, whose strength is still
a mystery.
34 Matches Slated
A total of 34 matches will take
place during the meet, with the
singles opening Friday morning
and continuing till noon.
The doubles squads will hit the
courts at one o’clock and all
first-round action will terminate
late that afternoon. Saturday
will feature semi-final and final
In keeping with the traditions
of tennis, onlookers are requested
to remain silent during the con
tests, and applaud only outstand
ing plays.
Weather Forecast
OREGON—Mostly clear Thurs
day and Friday but with morning
coastal fog. Little temperature
change. Gentle to moderate
northerly wind off coast.
Jayvees Conclude Fair Season
With 5 Triumphs, 3 Defeats
Two victories over an Oregon
College of Education nine last
weekend gave a flourish to an
otherwise so-so season for Coach
Barney Koch and his Jayvee base
ball team as they finished the year
with five wins and three losses.
This was a slight improve
ment over last year when the
Jayvees won four while losing
In their first game, the Duck
lings were greeted rudely by their
northern cousins, the Oregon State
Beavers, with a 16-11 defeat. It
was a pitcher's graveyard as the
two teams pounded out 31 hits.
Bred Kuhl, Sid Mills, and Homer
Davis pitched for the Ducks.
Koch Cut Squall
During the week after the first
game, Koch whittled down his 65
maiii turnout to a workable num
ber anil stepped-up his practice
sessions. The results paid off when
JfiJorm Henwood led the Jayvees
with his pitching arm and bat to
a 20-1 revenge against the Beavers
in a return engagement.
The climax of the game was
Jlenwood's pair of home runs,
one 'll the fourth inning anil one
ill the fifth and each time with
the liases loaded.
Oregon split two games with
Vanport, losing the first 6-5 and
winning the second game 11-6 be
hind the knuckleball of Fred Kuhl.
Bevos Win Final
In the third game with Oregon
State, the Jayvees eked-out a close
7-6 win by scoring a run in the
ltth inning. Wally Seales, norm
ally an outfielder, entered the
game in the 10th frame as a relief
for Kuhl and by shutting the Bea
vers out in their half of the 11th
found himself with a victory to his
credit as the last, out was made.
The junior Beavers nicked
Henwood in the last game of the
“civil war” series for 12 hits out
of which they managed seven
runs while Boh Knnpp scattered
Oregon's liingles enough to allow
only three runs.
Koch’s team easily won the two
, game junket with OCE. The first
| game last Friday saw Oregon
pound OCE 14-4 behind the tight
pitching of red-haired young Sid
Mills. The next day veteran Harry
Walker hurled an 11-4 victory for
his team's fifth win.
CHUCK BRAYTON . . . slugging
shortstop, led the WSC batters to
their first division title in 10 years.
Cougar Titles
Decade Apart
The Washington State Cougars,
clinched the northern division
crown Tuesday and in so doing
captured their first league title
since 1937. Since then the Cougars
have finished second three times
and last year came in fourth.
Currently owning a 10 won and
four lost record, the Pullman nine
meets Idaho on its home grounds
Friday and then travels to Moscow
Saturday to close out the division
slate. The Cougars captured ser
ies three g*ames out of four from
both Oregon State and Washing
ton, split with Oregon, and have
two straight over the Vandals.
Paced by a gang of hefty free
swingers, the Cougars literally
batted themselves to the title be
hind the big bats of Chuck Bray
ton. Larry Orteig, John Wilburn,
and' Don Aries. Veteran Wally
Kramer led the pitching corps,
now owning a perfect seven won
and no lost record.
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Milligan Names Squad
For Moscow Golf Finals
The undefeated Webfoot golf
team yesterday pointed toward
Moscow and the northern division
championship meet, ranking as
heavy favorites to wrest the title
from the Washington Huskies.
Coach Sid Milligan announced
his four-man team would be Lou
Stafford, Glen Spivey, Dom Pro
vost, and Hod Taylor with Jim
Dunahoo as alternate.
Stafford has been defeated only
once, and that was in a non-confer
ence match. He and Taylor tied for
medal honors during the past
week’s qualifying rounds with 141...
..Spivey followed closely with 142,..
..and Provost finished in 149.
Washington, Oregon State
Washington State and Idaho have
all bowed to the Ducks in dual
meets, and the local varsity also
trimmed Portland university and
British Columbia in non-conference
On the basis of their record, in
cluding their overwhelming victory
over the defending champion Hut
ky team, the Duck golfers are fa
vored to bring Oregon its first ath
letic championship of the year.
There is also the possibility that
the Oregon golf team will be sent
to the NCAA golf tourney at Ann^
Arbor, Michigan, should they win
the northern division championship
in Moscow.
Wilbur Johns Boosted
To Directorship Post
Graduate Manager William C.
Ackerman of UCLA today an
nounced the appointment of Bas
ketball Coach W'ilbur Johns as
director of athletics.
Johns, 44, was captain of the
Bruin cage team in 1925.
Exchange on Oreganas
Any student who received an
j Oregana with pages out of order
| may trade it for another at thee
| educational activities office in
; McArthur court, Roy Paul Nelson,
- editor of the yearbook, announced
• yesterday.
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