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SUNDAY, NOMEMBER 24, 1946
THE DAILY TAR HEEL
Tar Heels Sparkle
Like Teams Of Old
By Bill Woestendiek
One of Carolina's greatest football teams. took a page in gal
lantry out of the history of past Tar Heel performances and spot
ted Duke's aggressive, but outclassed, Blue Devils a touchdown
and most of the first half before roaring back to a Justice-justified
22-7 triumph in crowded Kenan stadium yesterday.
The game in retrospect ...
Coach Carl Snavely's eleven is jittery and full of fumbles as
they take bad break after bad break without faltering throughout
a shaky first-half that gives Tar Heel :
supporters plenty to worry about. But
the Tar Heels learn their lines at half
time and put on a terrific show be
fore the curtain conies down on their
s Pre-game thoughts are many as
the crowd filters into the stadium.
Are the Devils capable of pulling
an upset?. . .What happened to that
eclipse of the sun?. . .the crowd is
really enthusiastic. . .the weather
is the best of the year as far as
football is concerned. . . wonder if
Carolina will get a bowl bid. . .rep
resentatives of four different bowls
are here today.
But Captain Bill Milner has won
the toss for Duke and the first page
of the fall classic is unfolding. The
Devils are all in Blue against the
Now big Walt Pupa puts his toe
into the pigskin and football history
is in the making. . .Duke's ace back,
George Clark, hugs the pigskin to his
blue chest on the four and runs to the
23. . .Clark is spilled on the first play
from scrimmage and bulldog Leo Long
finds the Tar Heel forward wall some
thing to be reckoned with as he is
. . .A moan goes up from the East
stands as Jim Camp lets the ball get
away from him on a reverse and big
Bear Knotts falls on it for the Dev
ils on the Carolina 15. . .Here's
Clark heading for paydirt, but Jus
tice and Camp slam the Duke speed
ster, out of bounds three short yards
away. . .first down. . .Long makes
no impression as he hits center. . .he
bucks and fails again. . .ditto. . .Var
ney, Strayhorn, Highsmith, et al
smack him down once more and a
great goal line stand is in the books
. . .and so is the first quarter.
Another great stand by Carolina's
under-rated line opens the second
quarter. . .But no sooner does the
home team get the ball than Pupa,
hit hard, has it bounce away from
him. . .into the outstretched arms of
Leo Long. . .and the Duke fullback
goes to the UNC 15. Even the Carolina
fans sense that the Devils are due
this time as Dick Hartley fights his
way to the three. . .It takes Long four
heart-rending downs to do it, but he
leaps over on his last chance.-. .Bob
Hartley is good for the extra point.
But the Tar Heels haven't started
yet. . .Taking a terrific beating as he
believes scoffers who said he couldn't
stand the pace of playing a whole
game, swivel-hipped Charlie Justice
paces the Tar Heels. . .Stopped on
the ground more than is usual by the
ferocious Duke line, Charlie starts
passing. . .with Jack Fitch and Bob
Cox catching as the Tar Heels open
up via the air lanes for the second
time in two weeks. . .Two of his
passes fail on the Devils one-yard
marker Duke puts on a goa,! line stand
of its own one of several throughout
the afternoon. . . Only two minutes
left in the half and the clock is run
ning out. . .but John Tandy is run
ning too. . .down the sidelines all by
his lonesome. . .and Justice hits him
with a TD pass. . .wild uproar. . .a
fleeting moment of tense silence. . .
Cox kicks. . .7-7. . .pandemonium.
Half time. . .and a chance for the
tension to lapse and the spectators
to sit down a second. . .the two bands
put on flashy shows'. . .and Rameses
has some trouble with an insignifi
cant dog ignorant of the importance
of the occasion.
But football action is in the lime
light again. . .and while most of the
crowd looks for the ball on a fake
kick Justice is twisting and turning
around end on a beautiful run. . .
George Sparger grabs a pass from
Hosea Rodgers. , .is hemmed in. . .
laterals to scarppy Jim Camp. . .and
the fleet-footed wingback fights to
the three. . .another Blue Devil stand
and Rodgers bounces back repeatedly
as Duke holds and the Carolina fans
suffer. . .And the third period ends
The crisp afternoon air is almost
crackling with tenseness as the gladi
ators open the final round. . .Carolina
has the ball. . .hard-running Jack
Fitch, one of the many Tar Heel
heroes, takes a pass from the ever
present Justice and drives his way to
the Duke 35. . .Justice around end
to the 15. . .arid now another pass by
Charlie to Cox, and a first down on
the Duke two. .
Again the Devils stiffen, but Caro
lina's famous double reverse on their
last down winds up with Fitch carry
ing on his most memorable touch
down gallop. . .Cox is accurate. .
and the Tar Heels are happy.
Tar Heels on Hand
The Tar Heels on very definitely
"on hand" now. . .Don Hartig inter
cepts a Duke pass. . .Justice, strug-
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Charlie "Choo-Choo" Justice, above, was the offensive star for the
Tar Heels against Duke in Kenan stadium yesterday. The little A,she
ville tailback speedster scored one of the Tar Heel tallies, passed for
another, and turned in a sp'arkling all-around performance in a triple
Dressing Room Scene Shows
Overwhelming, Tar Heel Joy
By Bob Goldwater
Jubilation of the highest degree reigned in the Carolina dressing
room yesterday following the Tar Heels' first triumph over a Duke
grid outfit since 1940.
Players of former years, relatives, reporters and other well
wishers flooded the small room to heap praise and congratula
tions on Coach Can rjnaveiy and his ' " '.. " '
exclaimed between Dites of ice cream
which had been passed out to all the
players. "Our team did mighty well
and was playing against a tough foot
ball squad. I think special credit
should go to the line, which played a
magnificent game. It was a great
thing for them to hold Duke like
Upon being queried as to when, the
turning point of the struggle came,
Coach Snavely responded that "we
were on the way once we found out
we had to pass to get anywhere." .
"Our fighting spirit was terrific,"
Snavely commented jubilantly. "Any
team that comes up off the floor like
we did is a great team and deserves
Charlie Justice, passing by just
then on his way to a well-earned
shower, was stopped by the coach
and congratulated on his performance.
"That boy played a great game," the
coach opined later. "Considering the
tough opposition and the heavy pres
sure, it was his greatest game of the
victorious squad. Snavely's face was
decked in his widest smile of the year
as he extolled his boys after they had
won "their greatest victory of the
"This is one of those great moments
every coach wants," the "Silver Fox''
gling to his feet on two occasions
after being injured, continues to dom
inate play. . .He's on one of his extra-special
jaunts through the Duke
team and it ends behind the last white
line. . .Cox's kick is blocked, but no
body cares now.
Still the score mounts. . .a badly
beaten Duke team is showing signs
of wear. . .a bad pass from center goes
back through the end zone and two
more points are added to the Tar Heel
And so the end of a perfect day.
Post-game thoughts: Carolina HAS
a ball team. . .Duke couldn't do it. . .
nobody cares about the sun as long
as the Devils were eclipsed. . .who
said "BOWL". . .we'll be celebrating
this. . .'Til the end of Time.'
YOU'LL BE AS GAY AS
THESE OLD BIRDS
J ustice, Fitch, Tandy
Score Carolina Tallies
Final Two Points
Scored on Safety
(Continued from page 1)
Just before the touchdown drive,
Carolina drove to the Duke four with
a first down only to be held intact on
four downs and lose the ball.
Forward Wall Holds
The Blue Devils, who had things
about their own way in Carolina ter
ritory during the first period, were
held twice by a hard-charging Caro
lina line twice before the Dukes finally
pushed over their only score. Caro
lina held fast on its own six-inch line
once, and on the 10 once, but Pupa
fumbled as Carolina tried to get out
of the hole and Duke recovered on the
Tar, Heel 14. Howard Hartley ripped
off 10 yards and a first down on the
Carolina four, and three tries took
Duke to the one-yard line. It ap
peared as though Carolina might hold
again, but Leo Long went on over
center for the tally, Bob Hartley kick
ing the extra point.
Duke was held intact on the ground
just before the first half ended, and
the Tar Heels didn't have a chance to
run the ball after receiving a Blue
Devil punt just as the intermission
When the traditional rivals lined up
and began play in the second half, it
was easy to see that Carolina was
playing inspired ball. The Tar Heels
were back on even terms with the Blue
Devils and began settling down to an
offensive game that marked their slate
with six victories before yesterday.
Shortly after the beginning of the
4:10 Long through center 0 6
Hartley conversion 0 7
13:05 Tandy pass from
Justice ,. 7 7
Cox Conversion 7 7
7:00 Fitch double reverse ... 13 7
Cox conversion 14 7
9:50 Justice around right
end ......... 20. 7
ll:i5; Safety fumble by
: Mulligan 22 7
touchdown. Tandy blocked the end
and Dan Stiegman the halfback to
pave the trail into the end zone. Cox
booted again perfect to make the
score 14-7 seven minutes into the final
It took only two minutes and 50
seconds for Carolina to score again
and ice the game, for on the first play
after the kickoff, little Don Hartig
snagged a pass from George Clark
on the Duke 41 and raced down to
the Blue Devil 33.
Pupa made four through the line,
and Justice followed with a 10-yard
run for a first down on the Duke 19.
Fitch picked up three on a reverse,
and on the next play Justice cut off
tackle, swiweled and shook, and finally
crossed into the end zone for the third
Carolina touchdown. Cox' kick was
blocked and it was 20-7 Carolina.
Following the kickoff after the third
touchdown, Duke was thrown back to
the five as sub blocking back Bobby
Weant threw Buddy Luper for a loss
back to the Duke five. The Blue Devils
went into punt formation, but a bad
pass from center got away from Mul
ligan and rolled out of bounds to give
the Tar Heels an automatic safety and
the ball game 22-7.
Duke got a free kick from their
own 20 after the safety, and after
Carolina had failed in three plays to
gain and punted, the Blue Devils went
to the air in an effort to score again.
But the aerial threat was stifled when
Bill Maceyko intercepted Clark's pass
and returned it 15 yards to the Duke
27 just as the final whistle blew. And
that made Carolina the victor, for the
first time in seven years, 22-7.
The starting lineup:
RH Camp -FB
With Oar Holiday Special
THE UNIVERSITY RESTAURANT
third period, Carolina drove to the
Duke three-inch line before being
halted in a touchdown bid. Justice and
Rodgers made one first down, Rodgers
passed to George Sparger for an
other. Then Rodgers passed again to
Sparger, who lateraled to Camp, who
ran the ball to the Blue Devil four.
Three Inches Away
Justice made three yards on the
first try, but the Duke line held
Rodgers out of the end zone in three
tries, the Blue Devils taking over the
ball on their own three-inch stripe.
Carolina started a drive on its own
27 and mauled its way all the way
into the Duke end zone with Fitch
carrying over on his double reverse
play. Justice started the rally with a
pass, to Fitch which carried down to
the Duke 38. The Carolina Jet-Job
then began to display his finness with
the feet, reeling off two quick runs of
11 and 15 yards respectively to put
the ball on the Duke 10 with a first
down. Justice was knocked out after
the 11-yard jaunt, but recovered and
got up to scamper 15 on the next
. Pupa handed the ball to Justice, and
Justice handed off to Fitch, who made
his way around left, end for the
4:00 Table 1: DKE No. 3 vs Phi
Kap Sig No. 1; 2: SAE No. 3 vs
DKE No. 2; 3: Phi Gam No. 3 vs Zete
No. 1; 4: Sig Chi No. 2 vs ATO No.
6; 5: Phi Delt No. 5 vs Pi Lamb No.
2. 6: ATO No. 3 vs Sig Chi No. 3.
5:00 Table 1: SAE No. 1 vs Zete
No. 2. 2: ATO No. 5 vs Chi Psi No.
1. 3: Phi Gam No. 2 vs Kap Sig No.
1. 4: Sig Chi No. 4 vs Phi Gam No. 4.
5: DKE No. 1 vs Phi Delt No. 1.
4:00 Fraternity White league:
SAE No. 1, Kappa Sigma No. 3, DKE
No. 1, Sigma Chi No. 1, KA No. 1,
TEP No. 1, Zeta Psi No. 1.
5:00 Fraternity Yellow league:
Chi Phi No. 1, Sigma Chi No. 6,
Sigma Nu No. 1, Phi Kappa Sigma
No. 1, Phi Delta Theta No. 1, St.
Anthony No. 1, Phi Gamma Delta No.
All teams in the league are to re
port promptly at 4:00.
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