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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 15, 1948)
By DON FAIR
Ken Hays, center on the Oregon basketball team in ’46, is
Rack on the campus this term, working for his master’s degree
rin physical education. The 6-foot 8-inch red head has just com
1 pleted his first year at the professional cage sport, playing with
“ Astoria and Bellingham,
t In comparing the college
and pro styles, Hays said that
■ie play-for-pay game is no
Brougher than the collegiate
■version. This is somewhat sur
prising since professional ball,
kin any sport, is generally con
sidered the rougher of the two.
However Hays mentioned that
in some of the Oregon-OSC
\ games in which he participat
ed, the play was every bit as
rugged as he had run into play
ing for the Astoria and Bell
Me also classified the pro cage game as “every bit as fast
1-as that played in college, for the most part.” Hays did acknowl
edge that some of the professionals, nevertheless, are inclined
to not press any harder than necessary.
Set Scoring Mark of 43 Points
* The former \\ ebfoot pivot man had a great season in his
first fling at professional basketball, and set the league record
■Tor individual scoring in one game—43 points. This broke a
mtnark set only a few weeks earlier of 42 points, made by Noble
Jorgenson of the Portland Indians.
When questioned about the possibility of graduating
> Northern Division cagers entering the pro loop next year,
Hays thought that Bobby Jorgenson of Washington, and
[ Vince Hanson of WSC might try a fling at the sport. Sev
eral other ND performers may enter the professional game,
but nothing definite has been arranged or announced.
, Hays also scpielched the rumor that Bellingham, the team
“which he finished the season with, would withdraw from the
league. There is also the possibility that Everett, Washington
might take out a franchise to increase the league membership.
f Pros May Merge With California
The professionals are talking of teaming up with California
for one big, composite circuit next year. Hays felt that the
long traveling trips might impose a hardship on the players, but
the merger would eventually mean an all-around better league.
As for future plans, Hays hopes to enter the coaching
field. But the time or place is still indefinite, as he plans to
put irt a few more seasons with the professional hoop com
Marin J. C. Cagers to Oregon?
Rube Samuelson, California sports writer, carried an in
teresting bit of news in his column Tuesday—to the effect
, that Herb Jotter and Ray Snyder, first-string members of the
_ Marin J. C. national championship quint, were planning to
enter Oregon next year. Webfoot coach John Warren said that
he had heard nothing to authenticate the statement, but was
-definitely interested in the two men.
Snyder is a 6-foot 6-inch center, reputedly a tower of
strength under the backboards and a good point-maker.
- Jotter is the small, speed-merchant type of eager. That
i fact that Marin captured the national championship in the
junior college playoffs is proof enough that the pair would
fit very effectively into Oregon’s plans next season.
At every night’s football practice, Jim Aiken has the man
ager keeping statistics on pass completions, and the topper
came in Monday night’s workout. Norm Van Brocklin attempt
ed 25 aerials and completed 23. Of course several of these
' passes were of the pitch-out variety. However, that kind of
-tossing is about as close to perfection as can be desired.
Ball Over Hedge Was Double
An interesting ground rule was called into being on lower
Howe field, when the Webfootg defeated Lewis and Clark,
9-7 Monday. A ball hit over the hedge in right field was an
automatic double, despite the fact that it would take a good
300-foot clout to clear the barrier.
Longest ball driven in the Pioneer game was the hefty
300-foot double by third baseman Don Kimball. It was a
high poke which enabled the L and W leftfielder to re
- trieve it on the first bounce, holding Kimball to a two
In Seattle, the Washington nine is prepping for Northern
'Division action, featuring an almost all-lettermen team. In a
■ practice tilt last week, Sammy White, catcher, and captain
Jelly Anderson, first baseman, wielded the big stick. White
had four hits in five trips, and Anderson connected for three
’ Roubles in five at-bats.
Netters Lose Matches
Winning only one set, the Web
foot tennis squad Tuesday after
noon dropped its first match of the
season to Oregon State, 7-0.
The veteran Beaver team swept
the singles and doubles games, and
Oregon’s only set victory came
when Bert Bowman went three
sets before being put down by
OSC’s Wes Brigham, 6-0, 1-6, and
In the number one singles
match, Saal Lesser went down to
Hugh Findlay, former Grant high
star, by counts of 6-0 and 6-1.
The Beaver’s number one dou
bles combinatiqn beat the Web
foot doubles duo by scores of 6-0
and 6-1. Oregon put Saal Lesser
and Bert Bowman against Findlay
and Carrothers of OSC.
Singles—Jack Carrothers, OSC,
defeated Bob Corgan 6-2, 6-1;
Bill Huested, OSC, defeated Fred
Howard1, 8-6, 6-1; and John Detier,
OSC, defeated Rick Tromlitz, 6-1,
Doubles—Erwin Douglas and
Bert Brigham defeated Fred How
ard and Bob Corgan of Oregon,
6-4, and 6-2.
By 5-4 Count
PORTLAND, Ore., April 14—
(UP)—Portland traded places
with Hollywood in the Pacific
■ coast league standings today as
the Beavers defeated the Stars, 5
to 4, with ancient Ad Liska gar
nering his first win of the season.
There were 12,541 fans on hand
for Portland’s openoing home ef
Rightfielder Gus Zernial set the
stage for a thrilling climax when
he knotted the score* at 4-all in
the top of the ninth by homering
with a man on base.
Then the Bevos came to Liska’s
rescue when Harvey Storey
doubled, Fenton Mole walked, and
outfielder Johnny Lazor singled
Storey home with the winning
Liska gave up 13 hits and went
the distance, while the Beavers
were clouting 14 safeties off the
offerings of Ed Smith, Vern Ken
nedy and Gordon Maltzberger, who
was charged with the defeat. In
the hit-happy encounter, Holly
wood' left 12 stranded on the bases
and Portland 13.
Frank Kelleher homered in the
fourth with none on for Hollywood
and Mole Homered in the second
half of the same inning for Port
land, also with the bases bare.
INDIANOPOLIS, Ind., April 14
(UP)—The world champion New
York Yankees concluded their road
trailing games today with a 3-2
victory over the Indianapolis club
of the American association be
hind pitchers Vic Raschi and Karl
The Yanks made only six hits to
the Indians’ seven. Bill Johnson's
double with two out in the sixth
inning was the deciding hit.
Former Frosh Linemen
Perform Well in Session
Heavy scrimmage was again the
order of the day for Coach Jim
Aiken’s varsity gridmen Wednes
day afternoon, and he drove his
charges through a lengthy, sloppy
The head mentor split the team
up into two groups, and put each
group to work under the watch
ful eyes of the coaching staff.
Third and fourth string players
drilled in scrimmage under the
guidance of Jake Leicht and Bob
Sullivan, while the candidates for
the top two elevens worked under
Top line positions are just about
settled on both the first and second
teams for the spring session, as
the same men have been appear
ing prety regularly in the same
spots. Two members of last fall’s
frosh team got a good workout
yesterday however, as the coaches
tried to fit the youngsters into
the Oregon system.
Both candidates looked promis
ing in the scrimmage, especially
big Doug Coghill, the 197 pound
sophomore end, who is fast and
rangy. Dick Mobley, also showed
promise from his end spot on the
Each of the two lines saw both
offenseive and defensive action, as
Aiken kept sending his backfield
candidates through their paces.
The first team line was just the
same yesterday as the squad that
saw all the offensive action last
fall during the games, with the
exception of Bob Anderson at
From the quarterback spot
Norm Van Brocklin completed
about 65 per cent of his tosses
during the afternoon's exercise, in
spite of the sloppy conditions.
Eisenhower said he thought
military men shouldn’t run for of
fice, but that was just one Gen
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