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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (March 3, 1950)
By TOM KING
iN ow that the unsorted remains of the 1949-50 Northern Divi
sion basketball campaign have virtually been salted away in cold
storage, packed in moth balls, clamped under the proverbial lid
ciuu uuici wise uisposect or m tne
proper manner, it is only appro
priate that we draw up a chair,
a retroactive crystal ball, and
formulate an All-ND team.
This is something that every '
campaigner from Walla Walla
to Wilkes-Barre does when the
all-mignty rain-God, Jupiter
Pluvius, comes around with his
early-March sleuthing. Jupe is
supposed to be a worldly char
acter but the great expanse of
the Northwest seems to be
something the old guy can’t re- |
sist. So he hies up here most of *
Y\ hich is why we have had a splattering of heavy mists of
late. Which is only why today is All-Northern Division day.
Omy we had to blame it on the weather first.
Anyhow, we figure there are five gents in this section of the
States which are as pure an AU-ND breed as any blue-blooded
^"thoroughbred in the Kentucky hills. '
ND's Classiest Have Plenty of Class
And then theie s a few other honest-to-good fellows who are
light handy with a basketball too. Piled one atop the other, they
compose a three-team scjuad that would g’ivre any ball club in the
nation a stiff test. To wit:
Ed Gayda .
Louie Soriano .
Gene Conley .
Frank Guisness .
Payne, Oregon State.
Mangis, Washington State
■ forward.Washington State
• forward . Washington
guard . Oregbn
position Third Team
- forward.Henson, Washington
- forward.Tappe, Washington State
center.Kinney, Oregon State
■ guard . Reed, Idaho
.. guard.Krause, Oregon
Now, this is a pretty healthy hunk of cage class. Some of the
picks were hard to make—but then in a few instances they were
rather automatic. Arbitrary changes in positions were made in
several cases .
A Gayda Is a Gayda Is a Gayda
Gayda is without dispute the division’s ace of spades. The big
blonde can make like magic with a basketball and when some well
informed observers said earlier in the year that Gayda was the
equal of Southern California’s fabulous Bill Sharman, they evi
dently weren’t talking through their fedora. Mr. Gayda is ND’s
JVIr. Basketball of 1950.
His Cougar teammate, Conley, has lots to learn but plenty
of time in which to do it. They say his floor play sloughed off
near the end of the season, but he’s leading the division in scor
ing. And no sophomore need feel ashamed about that. On sec
ond thought, Gene should be downright happy.
Long-shot Louie Soriano, the guy with the inflated mid-sec
tion and a million-dollar push shot, is too dangerous a threat to
lump off. He’s a scrapper and like many of that ilk, he mkes his
quota of mistakes. But Soriano is third in scoring at present with
166 points and what with his eye and his razzle-dazzle hustle—
lie’s deserving of a first string berth. His teammate, Guisness, is
a comer who has really come. He may be better than Conley
(they’re both sophomores) before their respective and respec
table careers are concluded.
Figures, Contenders, and Ulcerated Stomachs
That fifth position was hard to figure. Will Urban and Bob
pritchett were both hot contenders. But after weighing the case
it seems that Jack Keller holds an ever-so-slight edge. Jack came
fast at mid-season and his ultra-smooth floor play and reliable
shooting put him up there with the big boys. He’s got another
year yet—which should be strictly okay by John Warren.
Chances are that rivals will have to prepare for an epidemic of
ulcerated stomachs, though.
Too, we must not neglect Bob Payne of OSC, who was also
a clever gentleman with the casaba.
But then there were a lot of clever gentlemen that played
basketball in the Northern flats this past winter. That’s why that
first five could give any team in the country a full 40 minutes of
good, solid basketball.
And now for the moth balls, the cold storage, and the prover
Sigma Chi F
A well-balanced ATO track
squad won the Bill Bowerman in
ter-organization track title Thurs
day afternoon by edging past Sig
ma Chi, 34-25.
The meet was close all the way,
with the fleet ATO relay team de
ciding the outcome in the final
Sigma Chi piled up an early lead
in the field events but the winners
came back to dominate the hurdles
and dashes. This, coupled with a
first in the high jump, gave the
ATO crew a 29-25 lead before the
Henthorne Makes Bid
The ATO men gave anchor man
Brainard a four-yard lead and the
speedy lad pounded home to settle
the issue. Dave Henthorne made
a grand bid to over haul Brainard
but couldn’t quite close the gap.
He was less than a yard behind at
Broad jump—Edwards, SC; Hen
thorne, SC; Brainard, ATO. 19’8”
Chi Psi Cagers Grab
(Continued, from page four)
the hoop. Morse, former Astoria
ace, canned a basket for the lead
ers, and at the quarter whistle his
team led 11-2.
Big Halftime Margin
Jack Parsons made two free
throws, and Garrett sank a fielder,
while they held “the boys from
down under” to a lonesome foul
shot. Joe Caufield put in a two
pointer for the bottom-enders, but
top-enders Johnson and Farnam
tacked on three more counters to
the Phi Delt margin before the half,
which made it 18-6.
The second half was all down
grade for the blue-jerseyed Phi
Delts, as the Kappa Sigs never
threatened. Midway in the third
quarter, Johnson hit for six in a
row, and a crew of substitutes en
tered the fray. Noel laid one in, and
Jack Countryman swished for two
points for the losers just before the
For WSSF Drive
Committee chairmen for the cam
pus World Student Service Fund
drive Apr. 3 through 7 were an
nounced Wednesday night by Co
chairmen Willy Dodds and Ed Pet
Ann Darby was named chairman
of elections: Nancy Pollard, fly
ing speeches; Fred Dodge, letters;
Ann Gillenwaters, posters; Nancy
O’Connor, promotion; Marjory
Bush, publicity; and Bill Carey,
John Cole, national traveling
secretary for WSSF, arrived on
the campus Thursday and will re
main until Sunday. He will help the
committee plan the drive and give
pointers for a successful campaign.
High jump—Cudahy, ATO; Cal
derwood, SC; Young, SC. 5’8”
Shot put—Davis, SC; Shaw, A
TO Moshofsky, ATO. 40’2”
Hurdles—Marvin, ATO; Cald
well, ATO; Stelle, SC. 5.6
Dash—South, ATO; Parker, A
TO; Moshofsky, ATO, 40’2”
3A -mile—Turner, SC; Bentley, A
TO; Cuffel, SC. 3.33:1 (new rec
Relay—ATO (Parker, South,
McKay, Brainard) 16.
Jr. Weekend Heads
To Petition Now
Petitions may be turned in until
noon Saturday for chairmanships
of the eight main Junior Weekend
Committees are Sunlight Seran
ade, Promotion, Publicity, Queen
contest and coronation, Luncheon,
Prom, Floats, and All-Campus
The applications may be placed
in a box at the Co-op, or turned in
to junior class officers—Barry
Mountain, president, Alpha Tau
Omega house; Anne Case, secre
tary, Pi Beta Phi house; Anne
Goodman,, treasurer, Hendricks
Hall; or Ed Peterson.
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