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The Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1943-1946, October 06, 1945, Page 3, Image 3

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Stirnweiss Captures Junior Circuit Title .eel Cross-Country Men At Annapolis Today sir id SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1945 PAGE THREE Tar Heels Travel To Roanoke To Tackle McEver-Brothers Coached VPI Gridmen PIE? sports SPORT with That oft-neglected part of the football team, the forward wall, gets priority in the order of business today, for the Tar Heel lads, whose job it is to open up holes on offense and stop enemy backs on defense, deserve orchids a plenty for their fine performance against Tech's potent eleven under the hot sun here in Kenan stadium last Saturday. Tech's -offense on the ground, sup posedly of fairly high calibre, was utterly useless against the Carolina stalwart linemen, being held by the Tar Heels to a scant 57 yards net from the line of scrimmage. At the same time, the Big Blue tackles and guards opened paths for 100 Caro lina yards rushing and gave good support to the passers, who connect ed for 76 yards in the air. "The defense in the Tech game, except for several definite mistakes, was very good," the UNC Silver Fox of the gridiron commented to your reporter yesterday, "especial ly on the part of the guards, tackles and backer uppers. The work of the fullbacks, Bill Voris and Joe Gurtis, was also commendable." In the starting roles in the Caro lina line were Ted Hazelwood, big Marine, and Frank Curran, youthful civilian, at the tackle positions, and this pair of hard charging lads was one of the. main reasons the Tech backs got practically nowhere a ground. But that was not the whole story, for two of the Tar Heel vets from last year, NROTC's Ed Two hey and Ed Golding, just about as good a pair of guards as can be found in these parts, stopped the Engineers cold in their tracks time and again. Curran's block of Tech's second try for the extra point might well have been the margin of vic tory for the Tar Heels. Burl Bevers and Al Bernot car ried the duties at center together, and the work in backing up the line was nothing to be laughed at. However, these boys did not do it all, for none are capable of playing 60 minutes, and such lads as Stan Marczyk, Leon Szafaryn, Bill War die, Sid Varney, Red Collins and M. D. Sims carried on in fine order the job of giving ground sparcely to the Georgia backs. Too, not to be left out of the pic ii Snuffy" Stirnweiss Captures American League Swat Grown Former Carolina Athlete Leads Loop In Hits, Runs, Triples Shunned by baseball scouts in his college days because he was classified as "good -field no hit," George "Snuffy" Stirnweiss, ex-university stu dent, has copped the American Lea gue's batting crown this year with an average of .309. Carolina's hitless wonder also managed to lead the lea gue in stolen bases for the second con secutive year, headed the triples de partment, scored more runs, and also collected the most hits. Surprisingly enough, it was Stirn weiss' football exploits that brought him renown in his student days. Old Carolina followers still tell of the fall afternoon when he and Lalanne aided and abetted in downing a strong Penn sylvania team. Signed on Hunch A New York Yankee scout signed Stirney on a hunch and our chunky figured alumnus was sent to the New ark Bears of the International League for seasoning. When the war called Joe Gordon, Stirney was summoned to 11 his shoes although most experts thought that he never would. In his freshman season, tobacco chewing Stirney batted over three hundred and also managed to lead the league in stolen bases. He also played o w nf Rwntid base, covering more M WV VA. uwvM J ground than his bowed legs predicted. to tnis athlete were the words of Man On the last day of the season, ger Joe McCarthy who said that Stirney collected enough hits to place stirnweiss was "without a doubt, the him above Tony Cuccinello who naa been leading the batting department for most of the season. His fielding, if not great, will at least allow Yan kee fans to miss Joe Gordon less. "Stirnweiss Day" In anticipation of this feat, Yankee fans honored Stirney by holding "George Stirnweiss Day" at the sta dium and presented him with an auto mobile (when they come out) besides many other tokens of their apprecia tion. Perhaps the finest tribute played Irwin Smallwood ture in the line are the ends, who proved to be sucn an asset when the Carolina passing machine began to click and produce some valuable yardage and points. Max Cooke's two long catches down the center, Mike Rubish's great snag, aid the work of Chuck Ellison, Bob Cox, and Bill Pritchard was very deserving of praise. - It was a good job linemen. You gave a good account of yourselves, and we are all thankful for your hard playing in the role of under dog. You and the backfield alike made the expected beginners' mis takes, true, but as a whole the job was one well done ! We were glad to see our old friend Clyde King back around the campus last week after finishing the sea son with the Brooklyn Dodgers. King, who attends Carolina during the off season, was one of Brook lyn's top relief hurlers during 1945, having appeared in 45 games. . . . It was also a great pleasure to note that George 'Snuffy' Stirnweiss, re cently of Carolina baseball and foot ball fame, -won the American Lea gue batting championship. Winter sports are slated to get off with a good start soon, with bas ketball general drills set to begin October 15, and the wrestling fall practice ready to get underway at an early date. The swimmers are already working out daily, and ,the boxers will be called as soon as a coach is obtained for the Blue Thunder lads. . . . Football in big time calibre is back in Tar Heelia again this weekend, with Navy tak ing on Duke in Durham this after noon. It may sound a little radical, but from here we see a good chance that the Blue Devils may send the Middies back to Annapolis defeated, though not by more than a point or at the most one touchdown. . . . For Yankees best player in baseball today." This was Snuff y's second year with the Yankees and last season he made a splendid record as a rookie. He al most rated the league's most valuable that year and certainly deserved that honor this season, which was given to y , M of Detroit. Stirnweiss is expected to visit the campus soon and he will be a shining example of a Carolina . athlete who made good. fill mm jj ; -S; Cross Country Trackmen Face Navy Outfit Today Ransonmen Score Win Over Blue Devils; Rated As Heavy Underdogs With Sailors After routing the Duke Blue Devils by the count of 20-48, Coach Dale' Ranson's cross country team invades the Naval Academy today to seek re venge from last year's slaughter. The Duke meet was the first en- gagement for the Tar Heels and Coach Ranson was well pleased with the showing his trackmen made in last Wednesday's dual event. Big Test Today will be the test for the Caro lina cindermen as they tackle the top cross country team in the East. Navy blanked the local runners last year. but Coach Kanson and Co. are a sure bet to push the Middies to a better meet today. The sailors copped the IC4A event last year and are well stocked with veterans of that cham pionship squad. Coach Ranson will carry 12 of his top runners to race against the Navy Academv. Included in this number will be a few vets back from last sea COACH DALE RANSON son which are expected to. boost Caro lina's hopes this afternoon. The squad entrained for Annapolis yes terday afternoon. , Easy Victory The Carolina trackmen loafed to an easy and well-earned victory over their rival runners from Duke. Davis of Duke finished first in the 3 and one-eighth course to nose out Carolina's Doug Erath and Bob Dod- I son who came in second and third re- order were the following: Powell, Hol den, Lamb, Allen, Hester, all of Caro lina, Long, Duke, Hatch, Carolina, Johnson (D), Strait (C), Fraise, Carr, Powers, Shutz, of Duke, Harris, (C) ,Hobkirk (C), Moore (D), Brown (D) , Bolch (C), Rosenberg (D), Eagle (C), Crain (C), and Choree (D). ' Wrestling Drills May Start Early Coach Chuck Quinlan, wrestling instructor of the University, has asked that all men who were on the squad last winter get in touch with him the first of next week in view of an early starting of fall practices. The veteran grappling mentor also said that, all who are interested in coming out for the mat sport should see him at their earliest possible con venience next week. It is hoped that drills will be able to start by the middle of next week or the first of the next at the latest. Six meets, with Virginia, Georgia Tech and Duke are already scheduled. Sports Staff Meets On Wednesday At 4 There will be another important meeting of the sports staff on Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Tar Heel office at Graham Memorial. All those interested in writing sports are urged to be present at this meeting. Feature writers and reporters are badly needed. Remember: APIHT spelled back wards is THIPA. mm. if J fig' ?0. 1 Jayvee Outfit Starts Drills As Doak Helps The Jayvee football squad will start prepping for their schedule on Monday afternoon and will be a separate unit from the regular var sity outfit. "Peanut" Doak, physical education major and former star gridder at N. C. State, is working with the junior varsity and urges all boys who are interested in playing football to re port on Monday from 4 to 6 regard less of previous experience in the gridiron sport. Two Games Scheduled Doak, who roamed the outfield for the Greensboro Patriots, recently was added to Coach Carl Snavely's coaching staff and has been assigned to work with the "B" team which al ready has two definite contests sched uled . and others are being arranged. The present junior varsity is made up oi lo gridmen wno nave oeen working as part of the varsity crew. No Team Last Year This will be the first Jayvee squad since the ly4d season when Carolina was loaded with lootDaii material. Last season found the Tar Heels not quite so fortunate and a junior team was not formed. This season finds the Tar Heels on the road to recovery. The Jayvee team gives the player chance to gain valuable experience before stepping up to the varsity ranks. Cnah Rob Fetzer. director of ath letics, has announced that the junior varsity will meet the Kmston Ma rine Air Base on a home-home basis. On October 19 the Tar Babies will play host to the Marines and jour ney eastward on November 16 to face the same crew. Other contests are being planned, but nothing has been officially announced as yet. Those who are looking good and are slated to play a lot of ball for the Jayvee team are Ramsey and Hayworth, ends; Goodwin, Windell, and Chalmers, guards: Schram and Maclntyre, tackles; Munday, center; Haines, Lineweaver, Eggerton, Stow ers, backs. World Series Predictions With the world series already in full swing, a sports reporter wandered around and found several different views on the outcome of the series between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs. When approached by our ace re porter the following remarks and predictions were voiced: .Clyde King chunker for the Brooklyn Dodgers, was on campus this past week and picked the Cubs to overcome the Tigers. Maybe it's because he pitched against Chicago this season. "Peanut" Doak, outfielder for Greensboro this past season, pre dicted that Detroit would win be cause of the pitching -staff. Harvey White remarked, "De troit, of course. Damn right." Carroll Poplin, co-sports editor, takes Detroit in six games. Jimmy Wallace followed in line and chose the Tigers. Howard Merry is willing to take a few. bets on the Cubs, while Editor Bob Morrison picks Detroit by guess. Valkyries Meet The Valkyries held a dinner meet-I ing in honor of Mrs. Janet Hoover at the Carolina Inn at 6:30. Mrs. Stacyt dean of women, was guest at the meeting. Mrs. Hoover is leaving soon for San Diego to join her husband. if CW v h . .v. : , , y.v ? , Tom Colfer, surprise hero of North Carolina's surprising 14 to 20 stand against the Southeastern favorites of Georgia Tech last week, is slated to open at tailback against Virginia Tech in Roanoke at 3 p. m. Saturday. If the lanky, loping, thread-needle passer comes through again, it will be an ironical trick on the Gobbler coaches, Mac and Gene McEver, who piloted the Tar Heels last year, and who "dis covered" Colfer pitching in an in tramural tag football game. Softball Tourney Closes Wednesday The intramural softball tourna ment will draw to a close next Wed nesday afternoon with the top two teams in each loop fighting it out for the second-half championship. The winner will face Smith, the first-half champs, for the campus crown. A full schedule of games is slated until Wednesday of next week with the play-offs opening on Thursday, October 11, at 4:30. Only two teams, Phi Kappa Sigma and the Ringers, remain in the un beaten class. Ping-pong and the horseshoe tour naments have been postponed a week in order to complete the softball pro gram. rflHUrfl Schddtllc Monday, Oct. 84:30 Alexander 1 Ringers vs. Delta Sigma Pi. Alexander 2 Phi Gams vs. Med School No. 2. Intramural Alpha. Intramural Steele. Intramural 1 .Smith vs. Kappa 2 Two Brews vs. J Old East vs. 3rd Co. Tuesday, Oct Alexander 1 Phi 94:30 Kappa Sigma vs. Steele. Alexander 2 Two Brews vs. Med School No. 1. Intramural 1 Med School No. 2 vs. Delta Sigma Pi. Intramural 2 Leathernecks vs. 3rd Co. Wednesday, Oct. 10 4:30 Alexander 1 Old East vs. Pi Kap pa Alpha. Alexander 2 Steele vs. Med School No. 1. Serious Cage Work Begins On Oct. 15 With light drills already being held several times a week for many of the returning lettermen, tne omciai pas- ... . i rtr11 1 ketball call will be sounded Monday, October 15, as the time for the men of the hardwood to begin serious work fast approaches. The Tar Heels are expected to have a tough slate this season, ana practice sessions will be held irom 4:30 to 6 o'clock each evening from the beginning, according to Coach Ben Carnevale. Quite a few mono gram men are anticipated when the call is issued a week from Monday, and those will more than likely in clude Don Anderson, Bob farcon, Johnny Dillon, Hank Spurlock and Bill Voris. Several other new candidates, in- eluding some top-notch high school performers of this section will be on hand, according to reports, but no names are available at this time. The cage managers have not been chosen as yet, but they are expected to be announced soon. Carolina Lads Will Be After Second Victory Don Clayton Will Miss Game Today By Irwin Smallwood The third starting whistle of the season blows for King Carl Snavely's Tar" Heels this after noon, getting underway the Car olina surprise eleven against Mc- Ever-brother coached Virginia Polytechnic crew in Roanoke. Kickoff is slated for 2 :30 o'clock. Carolina's lads, who came within six points of upsetting the highly touted Georgia Tech aggregation last week, will be seeking their second win . of the infant 1945 season, having won the o'pener from Camp Lee, 6-0, three weeks ago. It will also be another No. three, the third time this year that the UNC grid performers have faced an untried and unscouted team. Former Carolina Pilots MacCauley and Gene McEver, who piloted the Tar Heels last year, have a crew built from a squad of some 50 men, 44 of whom are freshmen, and they are using a version of the now famous 'T' formation in produc ing the VPI eleven. "We don't know what VPI has," Coach Snavely said yesterday, "and we will just be play ing our best to get another win." For Carolina and VPI alike it will be the Southern conference opener, and although the Big Blue lads from UNC won respect among the best of them last week, the game today will again be a toss up, because of the lack of knowledge of the new Virginia club. Clayton Is Injured When the locals go into battle to day they will be without the services of Don Clayton, who started the Geor gia Tech encounter, the lanky veteran tailback having suffered a laceration of the lip Saturday. Too, Bill Flam- ish, another tailback, will definitely be out on the injured list, and sev eral other minor ailments are threat ening to slow the Tar Heels down a little. But to offset these losses, Tom Col fer has found his pitching eye und will be in there in the first string tail back post, with Mike Rubish, GI who played in the 1945 Service Bowl in Hawaii, in at end. Rubish, although ailing slightly last week, made a cou ple of sensational catches, and he should prove a great asset to the Caro- ina cause today. Two other war vet erans, t,a JYlcuee, a paratrooper, ana Fred Harris, 200-pound tailback just home from England, are op the roster and are improving daily. Camp Returns Also on the list of returning men are Jim Lamp, ex-manne who was starting wingback last year, and Dan Stiegman, husky center who was at the Pre-Flight- school here just prior to being discharged recently. Stiegman is working in well at the pivot post, and he has been reported doing very good work in backing up the line. Camp has a hard job ahead in learning the Snavely system and plays, but the wingback is expected to add consid erably to the backfield power of the Tar Heels before the season is over. Heading the lineup today will be Colfer, tailback who moved up from third string at the Georgia Tech game to first this week, along with Co-captains Bill Voris and Bill Walker and Bob Oliphant in the backfield. Don Hartig has been pushing Walker for the starting berth and is slated to have an active part in the tussle this afternoon. The line, which held Tech to a bare 57 yards from scrimmage last Satur day, will have Chuck Ellison or Bill Pritchard and Mike Rubish at ends; Frank Curran and Ted Hazelwood at tackles; Ed Golding and Ed Twohey at guards; and either Burl Bevers or Dan Stiegman at center. REIIDER'S CHAPEL HILL FLOWER SHOP Opposite Post Office Corner

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