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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, December 11, 1954, Image 5

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SPEAKING ABOUT SPOUTS I BY ‘ GIL RILEY Brains Behmd The Brains Coach Nelson B. Higgins is always creditably called the brains behind the Hillside Hor- nets, but always forgotten is the very capable assistant to coach Higgins, Carl L. Easterling. Coaches Higglxis and Easterling came to Hillside together in 1944 and took charge of the athletic activities at the school and since that time the Hornets have been in the sports lime light of the state almost every season. Coach Easterling, although one of the top coaches in the state, majored in mathematics at Shaw University where he was the “terror of the CIAA for the Bears. His terrific play earn ed him the nickname "Bear’ Easterling, which still sticks to day. Coach Easterling Is the head coach of the girls' basketball team of the school and the ten nis team, which have accumu lated records compared to any team in the state. His girls’ bas ketball team has won 60 games and lost 4 in the past three sea sons to give them the best re cord in the state against the calibre of competition that they encounter. The tennis team, coached by Easterling, won the state championship last year, and was runner-up in 1953. Coach Easterling is also assis tant football coach and has pro duced some of the greatest line men in Hillside History. He has definitely been successful in em bedding the fundamentals of the game in the minds of his subjects. Coach Easterling is very In terested in the progress of young people in the community as well as in the. school. To pro vide the opportunity for exer cising his desires during the summer, he worlcs with the re creation department of Raleigh. During the past summer he coached his softball team to the state championship. Because of his inspirational work in the community, his ver satility in the field of coaching, -'1ile_ke6B,*slre for the advance ment of you^h, we salute him. First Class Football^ Third Class Stadium The North Carolina College Eagles, under the excellent leadership of their coach Her man Riddick have again shown their power on the gridiron by sHccagrfailly—defending Iheic CIAA championship this season. The team is rated by yours truly as one of the top small college eleven in the nation, yet they have a third class stadium in which to hold these spectacu lar contests. It seems that for the price of admission to one of these contests a seat could be obtained, but not at O’Kelly Field. Of the magnificent crowd that turned out for the cham pionship game with A and T College, approximately 20 per cent had to stand. Wake up, 'NCC, big time football requires a bigtime stadium. It seems that a championship team is not enough to inspire the people of Durham, because the crowds have been very sparse at the first two Hillside 3asketball games, which were won decisively. When the Hor- .lets are down and losing, the fans cry, “What’s the matter with Hillside?'’ but now the .-lornets are riding high. “What’s .he matter with the fans?” Deral “The Toe” Webster, the margin of NCC’s CIAA cham pionship, is definitely destined for greatness on the gridiron at NCC if his toe continues its clusively for the art in which he guard, should see more action next season unless he is kept ex clusively for the art which he has shown himself capable. Kicking. Webster’s great mo ment as well as The Eagles’ was when he trotted onto the turf at O’Kelly Field in the game against A and T and split the uprights with his tie-break ing extra point to give the Ea gles the CIAA championship. The question has been sub mitted to youfs truly many times before as to why there isn’t a YMCA or gymnasium available for Negroes of Dur ham? As the tempo of the bas ketball season quickens- the question comes before us fresh. There are many groups of youngsters in this City who like to play basketball and engage in other Indoor sports, but can’t because there is no gym available. , It ia kenerally conceded that that athletics are important in building character and making good citizens. If this is true, then why not furnish our boys a building in which to play? Why not give them the facilities es sential to making good citizens? Ilaals you, Mr. Public, Why? Harvey*Heartley, 6’2% senior forward on North Carolina Col lege’s basketball team is one of the two veteran mainstays per forming for the Eagles tWs sea son. Heartley is expected to be in the N.C.C. quint starting lineup in their December 9 clash with Maryland State Col lege in Durham and again in Durham and again in Durham •on December 13 lohen the Ea gles entertain Bluefield State College. Heartley, on all "A" student, is a physical education major who is a native of Clay ton John Avery Boys' To Participate In Pong Tourney The John Avery Boys’ Club Ping Pong team will travel to Newport, News, Virginia Sat., Dec. 11, 1954 to participate in the Boys’ Club Ping Pong tour nament. The Hampton Roads Boys’ Club which has won the championship for the past two years will serve as the host team. The local Club team has placed second the past two years, but they are making every effort to win top honors this y«ar. Meml>ers of the local team are as follows; Walter Mc Coy, Chester Jenkins, Roosevelt Hairston, Lorenzo Bell and Randolph Reid. Lee W. Smith, Jr., Executive Director will ac company the team on the trip. Nortii Carolina College Eagles Defeat Tennessee State University Tigers 19-6 In National Classic GREENSBORO Herman H. Jtiddick’s North Carolina College Eagles, cham pions olW&e CIAA, defeated Henry A. Kean’S^ imbeaten and untied Tennessee Tigers, cham pions of the Midwestern Con ference, 19 to 6 here today in Grensboro Stadium to claim the national football title among Negro college teams. The Tigers, undefeated in their past 27 contests over a three year period and first ranking team In defense among the nation’s small colleges, scored only in the dying minutes of the fourth quarter. Some 2,500 fans were stun ned at the power of the Rid dick eleven which scored in the first two minutes of play again st the Tigers who earUer licked the Eagles 13 to 3 in Nashville last October 30. The Eagles ended the season with a record of 7-1-1. Only Maryland State airiong CIAA clubs were able to tie the Eagles in Dturham 7 to 7. Kean’s Tigers, featuring the work of some of the country’s fanciest ball carriers, were outplayed by the inspired Eagles. The North Carolina College Eagles hit paydirt in the first two minutes of the ball game as A1 Montgomery, the quarter' back, hit Amos Thornton with an aerial covering 61 yards who scampered across the goal line untouched. The drive started from the 17 yard line following the kickoff. Thornton and Montgomery had alternated in plays up the middle to bring the ball up to the 37 yard stripe. Deral Webster's try from place ment was blocked. The Eagles scored their second TD midway the second quarter as Claude Mayfield, 229 pound tackle, intercepted an intended pass by Tennessee's quarterback, Fred Valentine, which was knocked from his hands by a vicious tackle, and SATPRDAT, DEC. 11, li54 TfTE CAROLWA TIMEi ran the Iremaining 30 yard*. Webster split the uprights .to put his team out front, 13-0. The Eagles went ahead 19-0 just before the end of the half as big ;J«hn Baker, 290 >pound fullback, crashed over from the TennesMC quartertMidc, to Mit chell who wa* tl^rown oat of bounds on the 7 yard line. Val entine's try from pUccment was wide. The entire fourth period was 2 yard line. The drive began on played in the Eagles’ territory the North Carolina College fum ble on the latter’s 37 yard line. The drive featured a 29 yard and the losers muffed three other scoring opportunities in the "final stanza. They were pass from Fred Valentine, the j held for downs by a rugged Ea- fto defaw 90, Dm brtto'a I. T and $ ywcl IMh. For tb» vWws, best «a oC- A1 MbBfoaBtry. haahraiid ry L«wis, The Wefoater and Cmry. Tat ' Ttmnaaff tfaa taat threatsr'wera ValantiiM, Wfftwll and L«c Derricka. A&T CAGERS IN WIN AGAINST FAYETTEVILLE STATE, 85 TO 62 GREENSBORO The A and T College Aggies opened the cage season Wednes day night December 1, with a 85-62 win over Fayetteville State Teachers College, here at the college* gymnasitmi. Playing under a brand new coach, Cal Irvin, who joined the staff in September, the Ag gie hoopsters went out front from the opening whistle and were never overtaken. The team led 40-24 at halftime which was shortened by nine points mid way the second half. A rally during the final few minutes of the game more than resorted the first period lead. High scorer of the game was Aggie sophomore, Boyd Smith of Concord, who bucketed 22 points. His teammate, Wyatt Minton, dropped in 18 pointers. Leading Fayetteville were Ralph Mack with 17 and close behind, William Lewis who registered 16. The conference clash drew one of the largest crowds ever to see a basketball game in the local gym, opened last year. DECEMBEg^CLEARANCE OF ALL USED CARS 51 CHEVROLET-2 Door 980 47 FORD V-8 PANEL 300 53 DODGE Club Cpe. 170 51 DODGE-4 Door 1040 51 PLYMOUTH-4 Door 980 49 PONTUC - 2 Doof . . ...... 880 49 STUDEBAKER - 2 Door.... 570 49 BUICK-4 Door 690 TOD DON’T HAVE TO PAY A LOT OF MONEY TO BUY A GOOD USED CAR AT UNIVERSITY MOTORS (Incorporated) 9-1931 806 WEST MAIN STREET 9-1931 Authorized DODGE and PLYMOUTH DEALER USED CAR LOT OPEN TIL 9:00 P. M. A' I I! old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky 4/5 QUART 100 Proof • Bottled in Bond IIOWR-FOIMilll OISTILIEKS CORPOIATIOI • AT lOOISVUl! II lEVIICKT Join Our Cliristmas Saying Club Now Forming For 1955 Hundreds Of Our Customers Who Joined TheXhrishnas Savings | Club Last Year Will Enjoy A Merry Christmas For 1954 Becau% ^ They Had The Foresight To Prepare. You Too Can Have A Joy ous Yuletide Season In 19S5 If You Will Begin Now To Deposit A little Each Week And Keep It Up Throughout The Year. Come In And Let Us Show You How Easily You Can Join Our 1955 Christmas Savings Club ■ - I ' ! Mechanics & Farmers Bank In Durham: 114 Parrish Street in Raleigh: 13 E. Hargett St. And 615 Fayetteville Street

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