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Most any dull afternoon at the
Y. M. C. A. or in most any gym
nasium that has one or more
basketball hoops, you can see
vonnz fellow of assorted a?es
and sizes just shooting baskets or
playing the wen known game of
And If yonTl watch closely,
you'll be surprised at how pro
ficient most of them are at
shooting, baskets in practice.
Time after time the ball will
swish down through the art
ting, even though they may bo
throwing from about the cen
ter of the court.
Maybe you'll wonder what
team of all-stars thoce boys play
on but K you inquire, you'll
probably be surprised to find out
they don't play on any team, or
If they do, it's some mediocre
Then If you happen around
when some really fast team Is
practicing. If the boys happen
to be shooting baskets, yoaH
notice that they don't make
any more of their shots than
the nondescript kids in the Y.
did, even though, as will prob
ably be the case, they aren't
hooting from so far away.
That's easy," you say. "The
good players hare to do some
thing besides shoot baskets. They
hare to play the floor, and .they
hare to be good on defense."
That's true too. But it Isn't all.
The boys who shoot baskets Just
for pasUme aren't as good shots
a tha" Yrpert players you saw
In a gamV. Those three yttle
words "In fa game" mean a lot In
basketball! They mean' much in
any sport, but perhaps more in
basketball than any other, unless
perhaps It's golf or tennis.' There
might be some other sports sim
ilar in this respect It's true in a
measure, of course, of them all.
Shooting baskets 1 as simple
as falling off a log. Ton jnst
simpjy watch somebody and get
the general Idea, or Jnst start
shooting and pick it up for
How good you'll be Is a mat
ter that was determined largely
before you were born. The fel
low who is good at baseball, es
pecially at hitting, will be good
at basketball anyway, at shoot
George Von Elm of Detroit
Just One Strike Behind
The big consideration is invol
ved. In those three little words,
"In1 a game." What a fellow can
do In practice tells little- about
what he can do under stress of
competition. Nerves Just a little
bit Jumpy make the difference
between two points : and a wild
heave over the backboard, ' or
something a little less inaccurate.
That's the Justification. In any
collegiate or high school sport for
the emphasis placed on the pres
ence or lack of "lettermen" or
'regulars" from last year's team
when the season opens. There aye
plenty of candidates who look
good in practice, but their ability
Tinder fire is unknown and no
matter what their prospects, they
can't be as good as they would
be If they had had experience
under the same conditions which
will prevail In the season to
By PAUL B. ZIMMERMAN
Associated Press Sports Writer
PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 21
CAP) Two golf exponents from
the Atlantic seaboard, Johnny
Golden and Bill Mehlhorn. today
stroked their way to the lead of
a field of more than one hun
dred players in the Pasadena $4 -000.
open tournament, putting 36
holes of qualifying play behind
them with cards of 140.
Within a stroke of this pair
trooped a quintet of links perfor
mers tied for second place.
Among thera was George Von
Elm. Detroit amateur, who yes
terday headed -the list with his
fellow townsman, Walter Hagen.
Craig Wood Is
Not Far Behind
Along with Von Elm came
Craig Wood, defending titleboldr
er from Bloomfleld, N. J., Horton
Smith, Joplin, Mo.. Joe Klrkwood.
the trick shot artist from Phila
delphia and Densmore Shute. Co
lumbus, Ohio, all effth scores of
Golden, who balls from Patter
son, N. J., shot a 17 on today's
eighteen, one over the course re
cord held by Wood, and four un
der par figures. This was by a
stroke the best card of the pro
ceedings. "Wild Bill" Mehlhorn.
New York professional and Kirk
wood had 68's for the next best
64 Players Qualify
To Compete for Money
On the basis of scores of 151
or better, sixty-four qualified to
compete for the money In tomor
row's concluding 36 holes. Out
side of the pall of the select group
stood Clarence Clark, Tulsa,
Okla., professional who won the
San Gabriel amateur-professional
event a few ays ago. and Tommy
Armour, of Detroit. All the oth
er favorites survived.
Johnny Farrell, New York, runner-up
in the Professional Golf
er's association championship,
shot a sub-par 70 to keep in the
running with a 142. with six oth
ers a stroke behind.
Portland Man in
Tie With "The Haig"
In this group was the great
Halg. Stubborn Greens, which
saw him three-putt a number of
holes were responsible for his 74.
This coupled with his leading card
of 69 yesterday, gave him the
143 which placed him in a tie
with Neil Christian. Portland.
Oregon, Eddie Loos. Pasadena,
Hutt Martin, Reno, Nev.. and
Grant Halstead, Fresno, Calif.
Golden collected five birdies in
his round today, shooting both
the outgoing and incoming nines
two under par. Mehlhorn's going
card was a beauty. It Included
four birdies which enabled him to
finish with 33, three under per
feet figures. He came home iu
par 35. .
Orego Basketball Team Defeats Sarda
King and Queen of Tennis
-By HARDIN BURNLEY-
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WHO AGAIN DEMONSTRATED
HER ABSOLUTE SUPREMACY
The Sale mPresbyterlan . Sun
day school basketball team decis
ively defeated the Sunnyside
Methodist quintet of Portland. 31
to 7, In a game played Saturday
night at the central Y. M. C. A
gymnasium In Portland.
. The Sunnyside team was pre
vented from scoring in the first
naif by the tight checking of D
, Slegmund and H. Colgan. The
Slegmund brothers ran a close
race for scoring . honors, Don
Slegmund leading his. brother by
Hale (3) F (2) Trailer
Hagemann (4) F Jones
. Slegmund 9 C Cord
D. Slegmund 10 O (2) Leonard
H. Colgan (2) ..G (1) White
1. Colgan . S... : Reld
Hug (4) S.. (2) Chalfan
.-....S., . Fleming
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FOR NEW BOUT
Fighting Ball Player Will
Enter Ring With Man
ST. PAUL. Minn., Dc 21.
(AP) Arthur (the great) Shires,
manager, tamer and fighting ball
player of the Chicago White Sox,
has been signed for a ten round
bout here January 7,' Promoter
Jerk Doran announced tonight.
The great one's opponent has
not been selected, but he will be
chosen more for color than for
class, Doran said, preferably an
athlete who has won a name in
some other sport than boxing and
who stands about even with Ar
thur in ring experience.
Doran said he would consider
challenges from football players,
hockey players, umpires or other
baseball players. The bout will
headline a card made up entirely
of heavyweight matches.
WILL START OVER
Beginning Monday, January 6,
the Industrial basketball league
will start its second round of play.
Three games of the first round
remain to be played, as follows:
Friday, Dec. 27, Northwest
Cannery vs. Hunt's Cannery,
Woolen Mills vs. O. N. G.
, Friday, Jan. 3, Anderson's
Sport Goods vs. O. N. G. w
The second round schedule has
been arranged as follows:
Monday, Jan. 6, Northwest vs.
Senators, Anderson's vs. Woolen
Friday. Jan. 10, O. N. G. . vs.
Hunt's, Northwest vs. Anderson's.
Tuesday, Jan. 14, Senators vs.
O. N. G., Woolen Mills vs. Hunt's.
Friday, Jan. 17, Northwest vs.
Woolen Mills, Senators vs. Hunt's.
Monday, Jan. 20, Anderson's
vs. Hunt's, Senators vs. Woolen
Friday, Jan. 24, Northwest vs.
O. N. O., Anderson's vs. Senators.
Tuesday, Jan. 28, Northwest vs.
Hunt's. Woolen Mills vs. O. N. G.
Friday, Jan. 31, Anderson'a vs.
O. N. O.
- Beat Chemawa
By 29-10 Count
The Salem Y. M. C. A. Pioneer
basketball team defeated the
Chemawa Pioneers Saturday af
ternoon on the Y. floor, 29 to 10.
Hale (S) F. ...(4) Holt
R. Brownell (6) . .F. .. (2) Dess
Gunderson () . .C... Anderson
Baldock (4) . . . -G. . . . Wauseka
Price (2) G (4) Gulllshoft
Bean (2) S
Improvement Shown by Ag
gies Over First Two Tilts
Of Present Trip .
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 21.
(AP) Oregon State college show
ed a reversal of form in their
third basketball game in this sec
tion of California, by defeating
the Santa Clara university qu!nu!,
36 to 30, at Dreamland auditori
um here tonight.
After losing to the Olympi.
club and the Young Meu's insti
tute earlier In the weak, the Ore
gon Staters displayed a much su
perior brand of basketball against
the Bronchos tonight. Ballard.
Oregon forward, was high point
man of the game, scoring six fiel.l
goals and a free throw, Callahan,
forward, also played good ball,
getting two field goals and two
Santa Clara had trouble getting
started but finally found them
selves in the second half, too late.:
however, to overcome Oregon'
lead. Gouch, forward, gathered in
twelve points and Niles, forward,
seven for the Bronchos.
KID CHOCOLATK WIN'S
NEW YORK. Dec. 21. (AP)
Kid Chocolate. Cuban negro
featherweight knocked out Jolin
ny Lawson in the second round of
their 10-round bouut at the Olym
pia A. C. tonight.
WORLDS PROFESSIONAL TeMMIS
CHAMP - HIS AMAZAG EXHietTfOH OF.
CHOPS AND PLACM EhfCS LAST SUMMER COM
VlgCBO MANy THAT HE IS GREPXE& 7HAN COCHET.
NOT a shadow falls athwart traordinary Suzanne Lenglea In a decade. Many critics rate the
the sunlight of their titles France, the rictory definitely es Cxecho-Slovak as the greatest tcn
fA. v. tablishuig the winner as the worn nis player of all time. As a pro,
,0T , pTV?1 ? tennis champion of the world, bo cannot compete for amateur
world's champions without a serf- l.er Lenrlen became a profes- titles but, in private, he has de
oos challenger in sight they are sionaL a field thus far in which feated consistently many a court
the years sport standouts. In there are not many great female champion.
that wise does Miss Helen Wills players. Ever since, few if any Last year, Vincent Richards
dominate women's tennis; and have imperilled "Queen Helen's" turned pro at the peak of his form
Karel Kozeluh looms. above the regal away. and won a hard-fought series
male stars in that game, though This year, Miss Wills again against Kozeluh. .This year, the
official competition with amateurs went abroad and, like in this coun- latter defeated Richards in impres
ts denied him because he is a pre- try, she won all her matches de- sive style. The leading American
fessional and has been such for ciafvely. No opponent came even pro is one of those who believe
many years. close to winning. that the veteran Czech genius is
Even sport followers unfamiliar Almost as completely as "Our still the mightiest of all court
with tennis know the salient facts Helen holds away in women's champions. And Richards ought to
illuminating the remarkable court tennis, the amazing Karel Koze- know. He played Tilden in his
career of Miss Wills. Early in luh masters male racket-wielders prime and scores of other ama
lto. she- was defeated by the ex- jnst as he has done for more than teur brilliants.
Copyright, til. KIsk Fulim ivfloi rmv
PLtf HEBE TODAY
The Imperial hotel bowling
quintet of Portland will be in Sa
lem today for a team match
against the Reo Flying Clouds of
htis city on the Winter Garden
alleys beginning at 1 p. m.
The Salem team will be com
posed of Steinbock, Hemenway,
Ban, Karr and Page. -
This is part of a home-and-
home series, for a 1100 prise. The
second series will be rolled
Portland next Sunday.
eight games In the San Francisco
Bay district during the Christ
mas holidays. Both the Salem
Drager, who already has one
letter for playing on the varisty
letter for playing on the varsltv
tensive man. He is generally put
on the star of the opposing team.
He is a big man, very agresslve
and Is the hustling type of a play
er. Duffy. Is a graduate from the
freshman squad of last year. He
has natural basketball ability and
will be a valuable man before the
season la well under way. ,
These two Salem boys were
among the 10 picked by Coach
"Slats" Gill once a Salem boy
14 himself, to make the trip into the
southland after many hard prac-
OREGON STATE COLLEGE,
CorvaUis, Dec 21 (Special)
Bob Drager and Tom Duffy, both
of Salem, made the trio south
with the basketball term to play Iness
BOSTON, Dec. 21. (A P)
Charles (Heinle) Wagner today
was appointed to manage the Bos
ton Red . Sox by President Bob
Qulnn, following upon a meeting
of team and league officials ; In
New York. Wagner succeeds
"Wild Bill" Carrigan, who an
nounced his retirement yesterday
owing to pressure of private bus-
Strong Basketball Teams on
Bulldogs' Calling List
For This Season
WOODBURN, Dee 21 A
glance at the schedule arranged
for Woodburn high school's bask
etball team would convince any
one that 'it is not out for a snap.
as most of the schools it is slat
ed to play are larger than Wood
The team this year will be
chosen from a fairly large squad
that turned out and several of
the bunch who stand "the best
chances of getting their letters
this year are those who showed
up especially well In inter-class
basketball. There are onlytwo
lettermen back this year. A
third man. Cribble, will be nn
able to play due to injuries re
ceived during football season. A
Schooler, guard, and Nehl, for
ward, will form the nucleus for
this year's team. Black and Nel
son, two boys who have been on
the Ag basketball and class teams
in previous years, are apt to be
strong bidders for positions. Cha
pelle, L. Schooler, H. Geaiin and
Baldwin were on the squad last
year although they did not win
Dec. 31 Newberg, here.
Jan. 2 Willamette freshmen,
Jan. S Salem, here.
Jan. 10 MeMinnvllle.
Jan. 15 Chemawa, here.
Jan. 17-Jefferson high.
Jan. 22 MeMinnvllle.
Jan. 29 Salem, there.
Feb. 6 Newberg, there.
Feb. 7 Silverton, there.
Feb. 12 Chemawa, there.
Feb. 14 West Linn, here.
Feb. 17 West Linn, there.
Feb. 21 Silverton, here.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 21. (AP)
-Apportionment of the $4,500,
000 fund authorised by congress
for construction in 1931 of roads
in an adlacent to national forests
was announced today by Secretary
Hyde. The money includes $631,-
887 for Oregon. .
- - PORTLAND, Ore., Deo. 21.
(AP) Growth of the Willamette
university athletic program, which
has had a successful season, will
. be sponsored at a holiday gather
ing of alumni, trustees, faculty
and friends for Monday night at
a local hotel.
. James W. Crawford will be
toastmaster and speakers will In
clude President Carl Gregg Doaey,
George Neuner, United States Dis
trict Attorney. B. F. Irving, editor
. of the Oregon Journal, Helen Win
ters, Merton De Long, Ralph WaU
son and Leslie Sparks, graduate
The football squad and coach
ing staff will be guests of honor.
Entertainment of many varieties
- has been planned. - .
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. BOAT CRASH KILLS 2
..- 1 NEW; YORK;". Dec.;, 21. (AP)-
. Two members of the crew of
Steamship Florldian, .outward
.; bound from New Tork were pro
bably fatally injured when their
; boat collided with the Copenha
gen liner Bylayl oft Bedloe's Isl
and tonight. , ' " .
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