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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 18, 1952)
/Above all these—a counselor, teacher, friend*...
Bill Hayward—A Man to Remember
Bowerman Recalls Life
And Times of 'Colonel' Bill
(Editor’s Note: We asked Bill Bowerman, Oregon track
coach, to write of the late Bill Hayward as a man and a coach.
Bowerman performed as a quarter-miler for Hayward in the
early 1930's, and on April 21 will be presented the Bill Hayward
Trophy by the Oregon Sportscasters in honor of his outstand
ing contribution to amateur sports in Oregon for 1951.)
I'm- the fifteenth time young men from all parts of the state
of Oregon are gathering in Kugene to take part in an athletic
event that is named for one of the builders of the West and a
coach in practically every sport event that the University of
(>rcgon has ever entered in.
1 he Bill Hayward Relays-—that is the event.
It was my good fortune to have the rich experience of being
under the "Old Fox” for four years of the 44 that he served the
University and the Students of Oregon, and to know him inti
Bill Hayward the man. As many abilities as the diamond
lias sparkling rays. As kind as a mother with her first child.
As hard a task master as the most careful mathematics pro
fessor. A competitor to be reckoned w ith in any contest. Above
all these he was a counselor, a teacher, a friend.
By Bill Bowerman
70 for 11 Years
No one is certain how ohl Hill really wa;. Hack in 1929 there
xva a small celebration in the athletic department to pay honor
to Hill on. his having reached his 70th birthday. As a member
of one of the freshman squads I was present at the cake cutting.
For three more years my fellows took part in that annual cele
bration of Hill Hayward's 70th birthday.
In 1940 an announcement was addressed by the Athletic
lUpartment, to various alumni inviting them to take part in
birthday number 70 for Old Hill. Tomorrow is the opening
of fishing season so it is quite appropriate to remember that
his license read something like this: Age, 101; Height, 9 ft.
This writer’s opinion is that he was not more than 104 and not
less than 89,
Some of the records written in the books by his athletes in
cluded the first 9 4 5 100 yard dash by Olympic champion
Kelley. Other sprinters included Huston, Starr, and Shoemake.
The only American distance runner to ever challenge Finnish
supremacy was Oregon’s Ralph Hill. Numerous javelin throw
ers: Bob Parke, Boyed Brown, Warren Demaris won national
titles. George Varhoff and George Rasmussen are the most re
cent of those who pole vaulted for Hayward. One of his best of
an earlier vintage was Spearow of about 1912-16, an Olympic
Spearow Cleared 15 feet
One of the interesting things about Spearow was that while
touring Japan lie vaulted in exhibition and cleared 15 feet on
al> least two occasions. The accomplishment was so fantastic
that no claim was ever made by the Nipponese for a record. Les
Steers is still the world record holder in the high jump at six
feet eleven plus inches. These are a handful of the thousands
who were fortunate enough to work under Hill Hayward.
Friday and Saturday afternoon there will be competition in
all events in an athletic contest called The Bill Hayward Re
lays. Even nicer, the good things that he did will live forever.
They are the counseling the teaching and the friendship that
lives in the hearts of men.
47 Prep Track Teams
Enter Hayward Relays
By Rick Tari
Athletes from 47 high -i "bools
.will participate in the 1 '"■th an
nual Hayward Relays to ’ "/ and
■ Saturday. The 16 class “ schools
will begin at 11 a m. t"’av and
■ the ‘B’ and ‘C’ teams w' ’ begin
at 12:30 p.m.
This year It looks like Grants
l»ass and Medford will be the chief
'contenders. Ashland, last vr’s ‘IV
winner, will have Cottage rove as
its chief contender this y -r. The
defending ‘C’ champion, feasant
’ llill, looks like a repeater
• The list of records sh< a men
now going to' Oregon in rtll three
.Classes. The class ‘A’ shot t rec
ord (three man) of 135’ f " was
set by Grant in 1948 w Jerry
Shaw and the Duff brothers mak
ing: up the team. Bill Choat and
Hal Reeve were two of the three
to set the class ‘B’ shot put rec
ord for North Bend at 129’ 11 Vi”
Ray Fackwood set the 'B' pole
vault record in 1950 at 12' 3". He
was a member of the Kelso,
Washington team. The class ‘C
individual shot put record was set
last year by Dean Van Leuven of
For the class ‘B’ schools, Ash
land lias the most firsts with
three. University high has entered
11 times and come out with a
fourth and a fifth. Henley has
the most firsts in the ‘C’ class with
.. the good things he did will live forever’
(Continued from pae/c four)
rounds by Tuesday, April 22.
Lettermen Bob Atkinson and
Fred Mueller have completed their
; first two of the four qualifying
| rounds with the scores of 72 and
77 respectively and will represent |
i Oregon in the coming meet. Don
Kreiger, Bud Cross and A1 Mundle,
who are the newer additions to the
^ squad, will round out the team.
• • •
Faculty Mixed Doubles
Bellisiino and Williams 3, Haines j
and Haines 1; Bruns and Bruns 3,
Masson and Hopkins 1; Unger
lelter and Ungerleiter 3, Corcoran
and Borchardt 1; Fish and F'ish
3; Yevtltch and Hunter 1; Mihailov
and Mihailov 3, Greiner and Grein
JV's Bill Beavers
(Continued from page Jour)
Splekerman injured an ankle in |
the Ducklings last clash with the
Bill Blodgett will start on the
mound and Don Delaney will prob
ably be used in a fireman's role if
Blodgett should get into trouble.
Besides Albright in centerfield
will be the two power hitters of
the club. Neal Marlett will hold
down the duties in left field and
Jim Tennyson will be located in
In rounding out the infield Lon
dahl will start clean-up batter Bob
Wagner at first, Paul Bhyre at
second, Jim Johnson at shortstop
and probably Bill Loch at third.
Loch and Gene Duncan are still
battling for the position at the hot
corner, but Loch's smoother field
ing may put him in the starting
Summer employment at Crater
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Apply at Student Employment
Office for further information
md application forms.
NATIONAL PARK CO.
Montana is planning to use part
of its state gasoline fund to adver
tise for tourists.
Seen Vs. WSC
"There is no question about this
being our toughest dual meet of
the season." That was the state
ment Coach Bill Bowerman made
about Saturday's encounter with
the tough Washington State Col
When asked about the outcome
Bowerman intimated that "the re
lay will decide.” The meet will
start at 3:00 p.m., immediately
following the Hayward Relays.
The mile run, the two-mile, and
the pole vault are the only events
where the entries will not be the
same as the results Of Wednes
day’s time trial performances. Art
Backlund is scheduled to go on in
the mile along with A1 Martin and
Fred Turner who usually run that
event. This will be Backlund’s first
<lart this year.
In the tWo-mile Ivan Midlam
will run along with Wayne Reiser
and Gerry Garrett. Ed Robison will
team up with Ray Packwood and
Russ Mannex in the pole vault.
PE Group Pledges Six
Phi Epsilon Kappa, national
physical education fraternity ini
tiated six new members on the
Oregon campus this week.
They are: William Ross, Ken
neth Hodgert, Emmet Williams,
Harold Haines, Arthur Thompson
and Jack Garnet.
The University of Oregon Omi
cron chapter was established in
1928 and at present is the only ac
tive chapter in the state.
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