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Cagers Take On
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1945
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Phantoms Seek Second Win In Battle With Pickett Tonight
As cold winds indicating that winter is at hand whipped around
Chapel Hill last week, basketball took the first step in pushing
football right out of the picture, but the old grid sport didn't fade
into the background without leaving the fans still talking the
game here in Tar Heelia talking of rumors that Doc Blanchard
would return to Carolina to play.
However, it was plain with a little thought on the subject that the talk
was nothing but rumor, much to the dismay of all who like to see Carolina
football surere ahead. "We don't know a thing about it," Coach Max Reed
cnid vpstprdav. and this one sentence summed up all that any of the Caro
lina officials had to say.
Needless to say it would be an unestimatable boon to Coach Carl
Snavely and his staff to have such a back to work with, but from here
it seems very unlikely that Blanchard would have any reason to leave
his post at West Point. Too, the powerhouse All-American could prac
tically write his own check with any of the pro teams. . . . It's a good
rumor, but not one that is likely to materialize.
As football gear was hung up last week, the coaching staff began its off
season work, that of planning for the year ahead, developing plays (new
formations), etc.. Making speeches has been occupying most of the time of
Head Mentor Snavely. . . . Before leaving the football picture, a word to
George Stirnweiss: The American League batting champion who starred
liere in both football and baseball, is now serving in the capacity of as
sistant in baseball and football, and we speak for the entire student body in
welcoming "Snuffv" back to his old haunts. Stirnweiss, sparkplug of the
New York Yankee infield, will also serve in contact work, taking care of his
duties during the off -time from baseball.
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jTiciurea aDove are six men wno engineered uie lar iieel football team tnrough tlie just finished season,
which saw the locals win five and lose five games. . This sextet got Carolina back on the victory road, and
they gave promise of better things to come. They are, left to right, bottom row: Russ Murphey, backfield
coach; Carl Snavely, head coach; Max Reed, line coach; back row, Chuck Quinlan, head trainer; Charley Jam
erson, end coach; and Doc White, assistant trainer. Absent are Stretch Howell and Peanut Doak, both of whom
helped out in several capacities.
Coach Ben Carnevale and his defending Southern Conference title
holders made their debut Wednesday night, and although it was a slow
first half, the Phantom basketballers came to life in the final minutes
to win going away, 55-40. Carnevale, assisted as last year by Pete
Mullis, is using four of his starters in last 'season's loop tourney regu
larly, and this foursome accounted for 51 ef the 55 markers against
Camp Lee. All-American Jim Jordan got 15, so did Johnny Dillon, and
Don Anderson added 12. Bob Paxton, who was busy enough taking care
of things under the basket, rang up nine, ."t . In the last part of that
second half, 'the local cagers looked like the quint that took all honors
in SC tournament play in 1945, i . . It was bad shooting and a minor
case of stage fright before an opening crowd of some 3000 that caused
the raggedness early in the game plus a good opposing Camp Lee five.
Camp Lee lost its first ball game of the young season here Wednesday, hav
ing whipped the Quantico Marines, 45-29', Monday, and Greensboro ORD,
45-44, Tuesday. . . . The visitors' George Senesky, All-American, who was
sunnosed to be with them, was shipped overseas about two weeks ago, to
the Pacific. It would have been a much different picture had this top-notch
performer been along.
State's athletic council unanimously adopted a resolution last week asking
that football relations between that school and Carolina be restored in 1946.
(The last game played between the Tar Heels and Red Terrors was in 1943.)
We think it would be a good idea if the rivalry was renewed, but Tennessee
was scheduled on a six-year contract in place of State, and it might offer
serious problems to the Carolina athletic department to swing such a move.
At least it's something to think over.
The flu epidemic has been taking its toll of students during the past week,
and several athletic events have had to be cancelled, as have all physical
education classes. . . . But varsity sports are being continued, wrestling, box
ing, track and basketball. . . . The indoor trackmen will have to work on
the boards out of doors unless the University can find some place else to
store its excess supplies. The Tin Can, which normally houses the 220-yard
affair, is loaded down with desks, beds and various other articles taken over
from the Pre-Flight School Eddie Teague, tailback with Fitch and Rogers
in 1943, was around last week. He should be back with the Tar Heels by
next fall if he is successful in getting out of the Marine Corps.
Blue Dolphins Met
Coach Willis Casey sent his Blue
Dolphins against a star-studded
swimming crew from Camp Le
jeune yesterday afternoon in Bow
man Gray Memorial Pool and the
results of the meet were not avail
able at press time. m . ' :
The Leathernecks were coached
by Billy Kelly, outstanding mem
ber of last year's undefeated Dol
phin team, who paced the visitors
in the breaststroke and freestyle
Carolina's tank team was sparked
by veterans back from last season
which included Ben Ward, ..Dick
Twining, Jack Zimmerman and
Mike Morrow. Bob Jenkins, vet of
the summer swimming squad, swam
in the distance events. Ed Schu
mate, member of the 1942 squad
entered the breaststroke and free
style races. Snooky Proctor missed
yesterday's meet due to flu.
Stirnweiss Accepts Post
On XJNC Coaching Staft
American League Batting Champion Slated
To Serve In Several Capacities As Coach
Over Camp Lee
By Score Of 55-40
With one victory already un
der their belt, the Carolina
White Phantoms will tangle with
the strong Camp Pickett quint
here in Woollen gym tonight at
8 o'clock. Little is known of the
soldier team, but the tilt will be
a toss-up, with the camp crew
being led by Lt. Bob Mullen, for
mer star of Fordham university.
Starting for the Tar Heels tonight
will be Jim Jordan, John Dillon, Bob
Paxton, Don Anderson and either Jim
Hayworth or Taylor Thome. Others
fighting hard for berths in the start
ing lineup are Roger Scholbe, Vinny
Delorease, Jim White and Red
Coach Ben Carnevale'a charges
opened the season fireworks last Wed
nesday night here with Camp Lee,
and after a low-scoring, rough first
half, the Tar Heels found their own
after the second half got going and
rolled to a one-sided 55-40 triumph.
Camp Lee, whose soldiers put up
a good fight in the initial half of the
ball game, held an 18-16 lead at in
termission, and it wasn't until 12 min
utes of the second period had elapsed
that the Phants were able to ease up
Four and a half minutes in the sec
ond half, Carolina was leading by a
one-point, 21-20, margin, and at six
minutes the locals were ahead by 25-
1 24. However, with 12 and a half min-
Mural Wrestling Tourney
Put Off Until Next Term
Enjoy Week's Rest
Coach Dale Ranson's indoor track
sters have enjoyed a well-earned rest
this past week, being forced to re
main idle because of the inclement
weather. With the cinder track now
in bad -condition the Tar Heel runners
will soon switch to the board track.
It is doubtful whether consistent daily
practice can be continued throughout
the winter unless the Tin Can is made
The extensive schedule of indoor
meets will get under way in late Jan
uary, it is planned also to enter a
two mile relay team in several of the
Due to increasing number of flu cases, the intramural wrestling big meets in Madison Square Garden.
tournament has been Dostnoned until next term. Marvin Allen J If possible some individual entrants
director of the program announced yesterday.
The wrestling: event was slated to$
start Monday and quite a lot of in
terest had been shown before hand in
the mat sport, but with advice from
the infirmary it was thought best to
cancel the mural activity.
The mat tourney, according to Mar
vin Allen will open just after the
Christmas holidays, which means that
no intramural sport will, be staged
Plans for the play-offs of the tag
football tournament are still indefinite
due to weather conditions, but it is
the hope of the mural department to
run off the semi-finals and finals of
the grid event sometime next week.
The fraternity play-offs between Phi
Gamma Delta and Delta Kappa' Epsi
lon will probably be held next Tues
day. The managers of both tag foot
ball teams are requested to contact the
intramural department for final no
tice on the time of the game. The con
tests were scheduled for this past
Tuesday but due to inclement weather,
the games were postponed. In the
dormitory loop, the Med School and
NROTC Second Company won't have
a chance to meet until next Thursday
since the Med students' are away for
a short vacation.
Job As Assistant
Charles P. (Chuck) Erickson,
who was recently discharged from
the Navy with the rank of lieutenant-commander
after , three and a
half years of service, has returned
to Carolina in the new capacity of
assistant to Athletic Director R. A.
Fetzer, who made the announce
ment. He will give up his former coach
ing duties and devote his entire
time to his new business and ad
ministrative duties as first assistant
and righthand man to Fetzer.
Erickson, who received his B.S.
degree here in 1931, was an out
standing back on Carolina elevens
Before receiving his commission,
he served for several years s fresh
man coach, varsity backfield coach,
and head golf coach.
Daring his three and one-half
years in the Navy, Commander
Erickson held several important
will also be entered.
As Work Continues
With two men on the injured list,
the Carolina wrestling candidates are
continuing to hold workouts, in spite
of the flu epidemic. The first meet
of the season is slated for Januarv
14th, with Duke.
Frank Williams, who didn't letter
but wrestled in one meet last vear.
is having to take things easy while
nursing a hurt knee, and Vic Blue,
new 145-pound prospect from Wash
ington, D. C, is also out and may be
a total loss for the rest of the sea
son. Blue suffered torn ligaments in
his shoulder in workouts last week.
AT Crawford is still taking care of
the coaching duties, and is attempt
ing to whip some sort of a team into
shape- in view of the first meet.
The second addition to the University of North Carolina Ath- utes behind them, Carolina had piled
letic staff to come in two weeks was announced last week, when UP a 10-point lead.
Director 'Coach Bob' Fetzer and head grid Coach Carl Snavely
revealed that George 'Snuffy' Stirnweiss had been signed to serve
in the capacity of assistant on the coaching force.
' Stirny, who has made a name for
himself in the baseball world in five
It was the twin threat of All-Amer
ican Jim Jordan and Johnny Dillon
that paved the way for the win, with
each lad racking up 15 markers, but
Don Anderson added his 12 points and
Bob Paxton dropped in nine to give
Opposite Post Office Corner
Boxing Team Ends
3rd Week Of Work
The boxing team, under the capable
leadership of Del Leatherman, has
completed its third week of training
or the heavy 1946 schedule, which
starts in January.
Ed McGee, former army paratroop
er and football player, is one of the
bulwarks of this year's team. Ed has
had considerable experience, and has
won over 100 fights in his fighting ca
reer. Another stellar member is ver
satile Joe Mallard. Joe fought and
won two fights last year, with only
partial usage of his left arm.
Jim Lodge, another scrappy letter-
man, who fousrht his first four fiffhts
ast year, has showed up verv well
in practice. Others who have looked
exceptionally well in their first three
weeks are George Bartling, Paul
Gordy, Les McLeod, Gene Koth, Jack
Wagoner, Jack Byrd and Wayne K.
Other members of the squad include
short years, was a football and base
ball star here at Carolina in the late
30's, serving as co-captain in 1939
40. The little Dutchman from New
York has been playing with the New
York Yankees for three years, and
last- season captured the American
league batting championship. He
placed third in the voting for most
valuable player in the Junior circuit.
The ex-Tar Heel, who has won rec
ognition comparable to all-American
in both baseball and football, will
serve as general assistant on the North
Carolina athletic and physical educa
"Stirnweiss is one of the greatest
all-round atheletes ever developed at
Carolina," the University officials
added, "and we feel hie-hlv fortunate
in securing his services for the time Chapel Hill RifleiTteil
beZltvlT "!!" , J Meet Thursday Night
coaching of football and early base
ball," Director Fetzer said, "Stirny
will also be available for scouting
and contact duties."
Stirnweiss, who has been head coach
of football and baseball at Canterbury be open for target practice.
school m Connecticut for the last The club will welcome and share
three seasons, resigned October 4. their cruns with anvone interested in
He first said that he was going to rifle or pistol shooting. Students and
Carolina more than enough to win.
Red Hughes and Jim White, two re
serves, scored two apiece to round
out the scoring.
In addition to the scoring angle, Bob
Paxton's work under the basket was
probably the most outstanding fac
tor in the win for the Tar Heels. Pax
ton was in the thick of the fight from
beginning to end and controlled the
backboard for the majority of the
The defending Southern conference
champion Phantoms had a hard time
getting going early in the game, miss
ing a lot of shots that should have
been good, but once the lads from Tar
Heelia found the mark, the visiting
soldiers were no match for the hosts.
The Chapel Hill Rifle Club will
meet Thursday evening, December 13,
at 7:30 p.m. in the basement of the
NROTC Armory. Several matches
will be fired, and the range will then
take things easy during the off-season,
but when the offer came from his
alma mater, he accepted enthusiastically.
"Say, this is like getting home
again, oeciarea the lar Heels for
mer ace tailback and infielder. "I
spent four of the happiest years of
my life here. Baseball has been swell
to me, but I always wanted to live in
Chapel Hill. Now I've got baseball
and Carolina too!"
veterans interested in maintaining or
developing their marksmanship are
particularly urged to come.
Charley F. Benbow, Nat Dodson, Hen
ry L.enz, t red Mallard, .Fat McCur
rin, Bill Sholar, Richard Stephen, Bil
Wardle, Calvin Warren, and Charles
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