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By STAN FISHER
A late afternoon stroll across campus is enough to bring out
the nostalgia in anyone. As the Bell Tower casts the clear, echo
ing notes of "Hark the Sound" thrugh every quad, with a little
imagination, ghosts of countless Carolina graduates return. Each
ghost, whether one whose name is known through the world or
the most obscure, bursts into the resounding chorus of "Hark
the Sound" the part dedicated to Tarheelia.
Within the walls of shadow-darkened Kenan Stadium thous
ands of blue and white clad athletes run, pass, tackle each re
living past Saturday afternoons of exploits before loud, now
quiet, now-awed spectators. And somewhere in a corner still re
verbrates a minute?long cheer, now almost forgotten, born from
thousands of screaming throats tearing out a welcome to "Choo-
Choo . ,
Over on the east side, framed aaginst the gay splash of color
in the stands, a huge bull of a man paces before a bench filled
with more padded blue-and-white clothed giants. His hands are
cupped around his mouth as he shouts instructions ' to a rangy
Then much-cursed old Woollen Gym; standing tolerant, sil
ent, content in the past glory and revelry of Rosy's- hook shot
. . . needing no more dignity than that imparted by the huge,
shiny trophy setting in its dusty case, aware of its meaning.
Each shaded, darkened nook of the ancient campus seems to
swell with its secrets as the day slips alomst indiscernibly into
The bloody ghost of Peter Dromghoul drips back through his
old habitats, finds them changed beyond recognition and goes
muttering into night . . .
Inside the Playmakers Theatre the snorts, neighs, tramplings
of Union horses quartered there during the civil war blend in a
strange, discordant sound with the resonant tones of would-be
actor Thomas Wolff and emphasized backwoods dialect of Andy
Griffith. Beneath it all join the overtones of thousands of others
desirous of glory, who spoke there, saw their dreams vanish in
fruitless auditions and became no more
Old, Old East stand supported by its vines, lending its bit
of melancholy and mystery of bygone years to the magic nos
talgia of the hour; nearby, at the Old Well, hanging somewhere
unnoticed is the first splash of the first bucket dropped as the
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VOL. I, NO. 9
CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 1959
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Jim Hickey, former head football coach at Hampden-Sydney j
College and currently a member of the Carolina coaching staff,
is the new Tar Heel grid boss, succeeding the late Jim Tatum.
The 39-year old Springdale, Pa., native was named to the po
sition in a special meeting of the UNC athletic council Monday
afternoon. He received a three-year contract calling for $12,000
Hickey joined the Carolina coaching ranks in 1956, Tatum's
first year at the helm. Previously, he served a five year tenure at:
Hampden-Sydney College as head mentor and was athletic director j
at that school for four years. i
In 1955, the former William & Mary College player was named
"Coach of the Year" in Virginia for the second consecutive yearj
. . . new Tar Heel football mentor when his team posted an a-i recora.
Hickey's teams at H-S won :
two conference championships. '
Prior to that he achieved wide i
spread acclaim tutoring at j
John Marshall High School in
At William & Mary, Hickey
I was tailback under Coach Carl
Voyles for three years. Light
for his position, he received
praise form Voyles for his
cleverness and brain work.
After graduation in 1942,
ON A SUNNY SATURDAY
Rest For Sunny Jim
Physics Gets Grant
For Radiation Study
The Physics Department has
been granted $98,000 by the
Atomic Energy Commission for
experiments in nuclear physics
and radiation damage studies, it
was announced here.
Dr. Paul E. Shearin of the
Physics Department, wno is in
charge of the project, says, "The
first and main thing we will pro
cure with themoney is a two
million volt Van de Graaff ac
celerator. "In popular terms an accelera-
atom smashers. We are not go
ing to smash atoms with it. We
are going to use it as a means of
accelerating high speed element
ary charged particles, such as the
"Our particular concern is with
radiation damage the changes
high speed electrons and protons
cause to substances. Our study
By WAYNE THOMPSON'
When they laid to rest the
body of Jim Tatum Saturday in
the old cemetery across from
Woollen Gym, they buried a lit
tle part of everyone in Chapel
Hill, the nation and the sports
A total of 300 or more per
sons friends of Sunny Jim's
paid their final respects to the
man who made a habit of build
ing football empires.
But rather than talje about
the part of the man that is leav
ing our world, the Rev. Charles
Hubbard, pastor of the Univers
ity Methodist Cimrch who con
ducted the services, stressed
what the 45-year-old coach was
leaving his friends.
Eighteen of Tatum's prize
gridders were the pallbearers,
while his coaching staff serv
ed as honorary pallbearers.
When the Rev. Hubbard offered
the final rites, coaches, players
and members of the athletic
world that was Tatum's. wept.
South Carolina head football
coach Warren Giese was notic-
Hickey served in the Navy be- j ably broken up as was Big Jim's
fore pursuing his career as a i present staff of assistants.
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DR. PAUL E. SHEARIN
... heads nuclear project
at one time. Research will con-1
will be with simple substances tinue ror a ver' Kng period ana ,
like pure copper." wil1 probably expand in the !
The machine is being manu- future. j
factored now and is expected for In addition to studying radia-1
delivery in October. Five faculty tion damage. Dr. Shearin and his
members will work part time on assistants will also study such
the project, and an average of problems in nuclear physics as
six- graduate students will work nuclwut energy levels.
Hickey is considered by his
colleagues as a brilliant strat
egist, scout and superb hand
ler of men. He has been of in
valuable assistance to the Tar
Heel grid machine since com
ing here and his selection as
head coach has met with wide
spread approval by other mem
bers of the coaching staff as
well as Tar Heel players.
Hickey is married and has
three daughters. He has bought
a home in Ciiapel Hill and
lives on Greenwood Soad. .
Clemson coach Frank How
ard, a long time friend of Tat
um's and a coion'ul newspaper
feuJin' buddy of the late Caro
lina coach, for the first time in
his life found it difficult to ex-
JAMES M. TATUM
... kinda Saturday he loved
"There goes a great friend,
a great man," said the red
eyed Howard with tear-stained
cheeks, "I'll miss . . . every
time we play North Carolina
.... God, how I'll miss that
Mrs. Edna Tatum, who was
taken to the hospital Friday
with a virus similar to the
malady that claimed her hus
band, was unable to attend the
services. Her condition was des
cribed by doctors Saturday as
When the hot sun reached its
(See SUNNY JIM, page 8)
Mambo! Cha Cha?
Like to dance?
For the rest of the summer, the floor of the Women's Gym
nasium is all yours, four evenings a week, from 6:15 till 7:30.
Monday nights, the emphasis is on social dancing, by which
one hopes one means mambas. cha chas, etc.
Tuesday nights, the pendulum (!) swings to old time dances,
or polkas, waltzes, schottisches. and two-steps.
Then on Wednesday nights, interested parties can take advant
age of the pool's being open till 6 by getting all wet for square
Finally, Thursday nights give way to modern dance way out,