The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, July 29, 1959, Page 1, Image 1
U Uf Jf U. N. C. 179S ? R. I. P. osf algky Forehodin m r 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 quarterback. 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 darkness. 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 (Se A WALK, Pag 4) O n ra A7 (x JJ l5 JJ fH Congress shall make no laws abridging the freedom of the Press" U.S. Constitution VOL. I, NO. 9 CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 1959 EIGHT PAGES w , i '.. : ,.4 ,v I Z . i . r j? ''r & . 1 r- - I - 3 " ' -A ead Coach Post oes To Hie key Three-Year Pact Inked At $12,000 Annually JIM HICKEY Related Story On Page 8 . 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 per year. 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 Richmond, Va. 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 electron. "Our particular concern is with radiation damage the changes high speed electrons and protons cause to substances. Our study . X..7 I 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 world. 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. f V ' w . iZ:l. 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. coach. 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 press himself. "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 big fellow." 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 satisfactory. 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 i aancing. Finally, Thursday nights give way to modern dance way out, brother!