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FRlbAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1951
THE DAILY .TAB
By Frank Spencer
SPORTS EDITOR. WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL
(The following article is reprinted by special permission of the
Winston-Salem Journal). . . '
'The Case of the Lost Hero'
IF YOU WERE WRITING this strange story of a legendery figure
in North Carolina sports you would probably call it "The Case of the
The climax of this man's brilliant football career came 35 years
ago when ne was me toast 01 au
" What happened to him, where
that great season nobody seems to know.
Since that year, back before World War I, down through the
gridiron seasons, his name pops into conversations as to great
football players. Old-timers will tell you about him but when you
ask where he is today, what he is doing, the answer I have always
received has been: "I don't know; strange but. I haven't seen or
I heard of him in years.
In 28 years oi wrumg worth
rrmf and sto.
S CCulvia o--
fl Any comment as to "that fellow is a great center" when you
I J refer to youngsters of modern football always brings an answer
l f,,-,m old-timers of "You should have seen 'Vr.v T,n ;t
y(.u wanted 10 see a xruiy great center in football."
This is his name George Wendell (Yank)Tandy and he played
football for the University of North Carolina in 1913-16.
Made Varsity in First Year
TANDY APPEARED AT CHAPEL HILL in 1913 and his first
year he made the varsity team at center.
For four years he was all over Dixie football fields; leading Caro
lina to victory.
T. C. Trenchard was coach of the 1913-15 teams on which Tandy
v.-as the star center. The Tar Heels won five and lost four TanHv's
freshman year, and then, in 1914, won 10 victories against one defeat
nd rolled up 359 points against 52 for the opposition. It was one
of Carolina's greatest teams. -
In 1915 Carolina won four, lost three and tied one.
Those were the years that Virginia was the power team of Dixie.
The Tar Heels treat Virginia in 1905, 17-0, and were not to win
aain until 1916.
The only defeat of the 1914 team was at the hands of the Cavaliers,
20-3, and it was Tandy who kicked the field goal in the losing game.
Tandy was captain of the 1916 team, a Carolina squad that was
coached by Thomas J. Campbell. Carolina and Virginia met that
fall at Richmond, Va., in their annual gridiron classic and the Tar
Heels won, 7-0, for their first victory in 11 years.
. Tandy, who specialized in kicikng dropkicks and extra points,
'added the seventh counter. His play that day, so the old-timers say,
was something aikn to a bull in the china closet as he ripped into
Virginia runners to lead Carolina to the victory.
For days Tandy and his teammates of 1916 were the toasts of
North Carolina. A victory over Virginia in those davs was like
winning a war.
First Tar Heel All-Southern
HE WAS HAILED AS the greatest of all-time centers in the
South made All-Southern and drew honorable mention for All
America the first time that a North Carolina football player won
His record has lived down through the years. When a committee
of veteran Carolina fans and athletic men picked an all-time all
Carolina team for Smith Barrier, who edited "North Carolina Foot
ball" in 1936, Tandy's name was right at the top of the list. There
was little question as to his winning the center position hands down.
That's Tandy's record as a football player at 'North Carolina.
He came to Chapel Hill and listed his home as Jacksonville, 111.
Ke hadirt ocen around long before he was tagged with "Yank" by
his teammates. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity during
his four years at The Hill.
Tandy was married to a Durham girl and they had one child.
But a divorce followed quickly.
The siwj is that after the 1916 football season Tandy suddenly
left the campus. He did not wait to graduate irtthe spring. It is
reported that he played at Illinois State College before he came to
No Record of Him in Alumni Office
SPIKE SAUNDERS, ALUMNI, SECRETARY at Carolina, reports
that nothing has been heard from Tandy since "about 1930" despite
efforts to locate him for the files of the University.
One old-timer at Chapel Hill said "I heard that he was stationed
at Camp Jackson in World War I."
Another report is that he was in Miami, Fla., working with Sears-
Roebuck in the late 20's.
Still another report placed him as living in New Jersey.
But they were all rumors no real contact with Tandy.
Grady Pritchard, who probably knows as much' as any man about
the old stars of Carolina, reported that he had heard that Tandy
became a baseball umpire and basketball official after he left
Carolina. The report placed him in the Southern Association and
the old Carolina League. But. if this report is correct he dropped
from sight just as suddenly as he did one night in the winter of 1916.
"We have been unsuccessful in every effort to locate him," Saun
ders admitted in the Alumni Office.
Fearrington Saw Him Only Once
DR. PASS FEARRINGTON OF Winston-Salem, who starred on
the 1917 and 1918 Carolina teams said that he never saw Yank Tandy
but once and that was in 1915 when he (Fearrington) attended a
game in Chapel Hill while in high school.
"I heard a lot about him but he never came to Chapel Hill so
ior aC t unr, Hnrine those two
I rest of the boys will say the same thing,
f John Tandy, North Carolina's end of five years ago and now
Reynolds High's successful coach, says that he is no kin to "Yfenk"
Tandy and "I've been asked that question a thousand times but
t i ., ,,v,,'r,o ahnnt him other, than what I've heard at
X UOI1 I Miuw any mint, v-
That is the strange case of George Wendell (Yank) Tandy, one
of the lesendarv figures of North Carolina football the hero one
v-ek who suddenly decided to leave it all behind. He was one of
North Carolina's greatest centers and he has never returned to the
scene of his triumphs to share in the glories of his school in football.
It is "The Case of the Lost Hero."
T The Carolina freshman bas
y kctball team. will meet a strong
' Cherry Point Mrin? five at
8 o'clod; tonight in Woollen
Gym. :, ..... A..
The, Tar Baby eagers hfve
, ment in recent outings
he went and how he fared aftor
Carolina football I've seen great
years. 1 think rtunt Lowe ana me
getting off to a slow start in
early-season engagements, and
.should Cive the Marines a
tough battle tonight. .
Forward Skip . Winstead and
Center . Roger Kingsbury jhaye
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CHICAGO, Feb. 15 (Mid
dleweight Champ Ray Robinson
set his sights on Joey Maxim's
Light Heavyweight crown today,
still claiming the Welter crown.
"Sure we'd like to fight Max
im," said Ge6rge Gainford, Ray's
manager. "It's the big money
match. We've been after him for
a year. Even got a $75,000 guar
antee for Maxim from Bill Kyne
in San Francisco. Positively,
there's a chance of our fighting
Maxim this summer."
Gainford was equally positive
about Robinson's welter tilte
"It's up to us to give it up," he
said. Robinson however added
he'd "ruther not" fight as a wel
ter but would try if "my mana
ger wants me to."
It's an academic question be
cause both the New York and
Illinois Athletic Commissions in
sist he automatically yielded up
the x47-pound crown when his
hand was lifted as winner over
LaMotta at 2:04 of the 13th round
last night at Chicago Stadium.
LaMotta, the badly battered
and beaten bull of the Bronx,
also was in line for Maxim.
Jim Norris, IBC president hur
rying to catch a train for New
York- said "It's unfair to make
Jake make the weight. I'd like
to put him in with Maxim."
Until Jake talks with Norris in
New York, nobody will know his
plans. He was to leave on a late
Al Weill, International Boxing
Club matchmaker, indicated a
LaMotta-Maxim fight was in the
works. He also talked of Bob
Satterfield as an opponent for
Robinson may be offered Lau
rent Dauthuille or the winner of
tomorrow's Epgene Hairston-Pad-dy
Young bout at New York's
Madison Square Garden.
Weill is going ahead with plans
for a welterweight elimination,
including Robinson out. Tenta
tive bouts woud pair Kid Gavilan
and Charlie Fusari at New York
and Billy Graham and Johnny
Bratton at Chicago in March. The
winners would meet for the title,
pending commission sanction.
Nobody is talking abou ;a I a-Motta-Robinson
Tar Heel Wrestlers Still Seeking Win;
Meet Maryland Team At Woollen Tonight
Carolina's wrestlers, with six
meets on the deficit side of the
ledger, will try to ink in win
number one when they meet the
University of Maryland at 8
o'clock tonight in Woollen Gym.
The Tar Heels showed great
improvement last Saturday when
they met Washington and Lee,
although they were defeated, 25-8.
Pins in the last two matches gave
the Generals the meet, which had
been close up until then.
Coach Sam Barnes will have
two of last week's winners back
on the mats tonight with Barry
Farber in the 157-pound class and
Tommy Coxe at 167. Sophomore
Ken Stuckey, who got the other
two Carolina points with a draw
last week, will again be wrestling
Heavyweight Ted McLauglin
will again be lost to the Tar Heels
but Bill Hill, who filled in for
him against the Generals, will be
ready to go again. Hill has been
11 about a
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Tank Crew Encounter
Tigers Tomorrow Night
Carolina's undefeated ' swimming team will get their first crack
at the "majors" this season, when they encounter a strong Princeton
squad tomorrow evening at Princeton, N. J.
At the outset of the present campaign, Coach Dick Jamerson
felt quite worried about-the mid-
season contest with the Tigers, -j
Two weeks ago, the Tar Heel j
coach turned up for practice with J
a smile on his face.
On the previous weekend, the
Naval Academy, not too strong a'
team, beat Princeton 40-35. Sev
eral of the times registered by
both squads interested the Caro--? "
lina mentor very much.
The Princeton lads appear to
be strong in the breastroke where
world record-holder Bob Brawner
presides) Brawner will meet the
Tar Heels' Barry Wall, who has
shown great improvement in the
last two week's.
Coach Jamerson seems to feel
that the number "13" is not un-.
lucky. Besides scheduling ' 13
teams this year, he is taking 13
swimmers on the trip.
Jim Thomas, Wall, and Stan
Tinkham will probably swim in
the medley relay while Donnie
Evans and Cecil Milton will carry
the colors in the 220-yard free
style. In the 50, Rick Levy and
Buddy Baarcke will swim.
As usual, R. S. White will
handle the chores in the diving
while Tinkham and Buddy Heins
will go in the 100-yard freestyle.
Wall and Put Davis will try to
cope with "Brawner in the 200
yard breastroke and will be fol
lowed by Evans and Milton in
the 440-yard freestyle.
Scott to Run
Sprinter Frank Scott has
been added to the list of 12
Carolina entries for the Uni
versity of Maryland Invita-
The remaining varsity and
freshmen trackmen will prac
tice today, tomorrow and Sun
day in the Tin Can in prepara
tion for the conference indoor
games here next week.
"It's up to Jake," said Harry
Markson, TBC boxing director.
Jake ain't saying but it's not be
lieved he wants to subject him
self to the weight making ordeal
wrestling at 177.
Either Chigger Quails or Andy
Bell, newcomer this year, will
take over the 147 division. Quails
is a veteran from last year's team.
With Hill wrestling at heavy
weight, Coach Barnes will prob
ably go with Hilliard Staton at
177. Staton suffered one of the
three pins against the Southern
Conference champion Generals.
The Tar Heels lost five points
to W&L when they were forced
to forfeit the 123 pound class.
Coach Barnes hopes to have Bill
Schwartz ready to go there to
Either Joe Aaron or Jimmy
Ragsdale will wrestle at 137.
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passbook holders to make coupon
exchanges for tickets to the Stats
basketball game here in Woollen
Gym tomorrow night.
; The Woollen Gym ticket office
announced yesterday that there
were still a few tickets left and
exchanges would be made
throughout the day provided the
supply of tickets holds out.
Passbook holders, including all
students, faculty members and
emp',yiees of the University, must
present their own books at the
ticket office in order to obtain
tickets. Passbooks belonging to
student wives' may be presented
by husbands, however.
Passbooks will not be honored
at the game tomorrow night and
thqse desiring to view the game
who do not pick up tickets today
will have to purchase tickets at
the general public price of $1.50.
Dick Groat, Duke University's
brilliant guard, is well on his way
toward breaking some scoring re
cords if he keeps up his present
rate. - Right now he has 589 points
in 24 games for a 24.5 average.
With six games remaining Groat
can break the Southern Confer
ence scoring record for one year,
and the nation's free throws made
The present Conference scoring
record is held by Chet Giermak
of William and Mary who hit the
hoops for 740 in 1949. If Groat
can keep up his average in the
final games of the season he will
Aaron was picked in tho last meet
but Ragsdale showed well against
Navy in a recent meet and may
get the nod.
The Carolina team will have
but one more chance for victory
after tonight with the season fin
al coming up on Feb. 28 at Duke.
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Three Carolina football play
ers have been given the not-so-easy
joti of wresting the South
ern Conference , Indoor shot put
title away from big Jack Uter
kolfer of Maryland.
The Tar Heels whcTwill throw
against Unterkolfer in the indoor
games here next ; weekend are
George Verchick, Roscoe Hansen,
and Tom Higgins. .
Unterkolfer whipped the iron
ball 49 feet, 7 3-4 inches on his
last throw to set a new record
last year. He will be the heavy
favorite in this event, with the re
mainder of the entries well
bunched behind him.
Verchick's best throw this year
has been 44 feet, 7 inches while
Higgins and Hansen throw about
43 feet. The top boys from other
schools are Jim (Tank) Law
rence, of Duke, another football
player, Williard Hudson of Clem
son, A. F. Horne of Davidson, and,
Tommy Birge of VMI.
None of the above men, with
the exception of champion Un
terkolfer, has placed in previous
However, this does not mean
that Unterkolfer, is a shoo-in
for the win. He topped Duke's
defending champion and record
holder, ; Jim O'Leary, as an un
known sophomore . and some
dark-horse might easily find
himself in this meet. Unterkol
fer's winning throw that day was
the only toss over 47 feet.
Is Near Scoring Records
have scored 746 points.
The free throw record is held
jointly by Tony Lavelli of Yale
and Paul Arizin of Villinova.
Groat now has 195 free throws.
Groat's highest single night to
tal for the year is 37 against Da
vidson. He scored 36 in the first
game with N. C- State, and 33 in
the Game with Carolina that was
played in Woollen Gym.
He broke the Big Four scoring
record, set by Sam Ranzino last
year at 574, in Wednesday night's
game with Wash, and Lee. Groat
scored 28 points in the game. He
went into the contest with 571
Sammy Ranzino, North Caro
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Tar Heel Five Resumes
Drills For State Tilt
Carolina's rested Tar Heels resumed practice yesterday for the
basketball game here Saturday night with N. C. State.
- Coach Tom Scott hopes the Tar Heels, who will have had a full
week's rest when they go against State, will have an advantage over
the Wolfpack outfit which has been playing all week.
However, he emphasized that "We'll have to play a full 40-minute
game." Last year State came '
from behind in the last few min
utes to beat Carolina but not un
til the Heels had lost Howard
An encouraging note for the
Tar Heels is the fact that State
has not done too well in its South
ern Conference games on the
They were whipped by William
and Mary, defeated Davidson in
the last few minutes after lagging
behind by 13points at one time
and knocked-off Duke in an over
In the three non-conference
games they have played away
Louisville, Temple, and Villanova
they lost two.
Six Tar Heels will be playing
their last game before the home
folks: They are Co-Captains
Hugo Kappler and Charlie Thorne
both of whom have played two
years of first string ball, and
reserves Bill White, Hal Ferraro,
Dick Patterson, and Red Wells.
Feller Is Tops
Bob Feller, pitcher' of the'
Cleveland Indians, is the only
200-game winner still active in
the major leagues. He has won
208 games in his 12 year stay
under the big top.
honors, has dropped entirely from
the nations top ten scoring lead
ers. The Southern Corrfereice is
well represented though vi:h i'our
men in the select group. Mark
Workman of West Virginia is
third with a 26.3 average, Groat
is fourth, Jim Slaughter of South
Carloina is fifth with a 24.2 aver
age, and Dick Handlen of Wash,
and Lee is seventh with 22.8.
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Carolina's gymnastic team will
take on Duke at Durham tomor
row night at 8 o'clock in its third
i meet oi trie season. lne iar
Heels will be in search of their
first victory of the season. They
have dropped meets to Georgia
Tech and Pcnn State.
The Carolina lineup will be al
most the same as in the two pre
vious meets. Bill McCord and
Andy Bell have returned to ac
tion but R. S. White has left the
squad to join the swimming team.
White is a diver and will accom
pany the swimmers to Princeton
Duke has one of the s rongest
teams in the conference. It is
the Blue Devils' first meet of the
season. They have three individ
ual confrence chanapions. Paul
Waner, son xf the Pittsburg Pi
rates' baseball immortal, is a
champion in both the side horse
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