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HEAD CHEERLEADER Norm Sper is pictured with. Carolina
Coed Arden Boisseau of Roanoke, Va., as the two talk over the
possible outcome of the clash while the Tar Heels work out in the
background in preparation ior the Cotton Bowl. Miss Boisseau
was chosen as a princess to form part of the Cotton Bowl Queen's
escort. (AP Wirephoto)
Owls Deserved Win
DALLAS, Jan. 2 They were
thoroughly outplayed by a great team for most of the game
was the feeling in the Carolina dressing room after today's
Cotton Bowl classic between the
, . .
In Bowl Court
Special to The Daily Tar Heel
DALLAS, Jan. 2 North Caro
lina's queen at the Cotton Bowl
festivities today and through the
past week was Arden Boisseau,
good-looking junior from Roan-
nkp. Va.. and treasurer of the-
Delta Delta Delta sorority pledge
Arden was "officially" escorted
by Bill Mackie, President of the
Student Body, but her eyes were
on right tackle Jim Hendrick,
whose pin she has been sporting
on her sweater deep in the heart
The UNC Cotton Bowl queen,
or "princess" as she has officially
beep dubbed, was selected to rep
resent Carolina from the com
plete list of coeds attending the
game. The selection was made by
a committee representing the
Women's Athletic Association,
the Women's Intcrdormitory
Council, the YWCA, the Panhel
lenic Council and the Monogram
The real queen of the Cotton
Bowl is Eugenia Harris, Rice co
ed from Houston. She automat
ically reigns over the festival as
the representative of the host
school, champion of the South-
At Carolina, Princess Arden is
a member of the Glee Club,
Yackety Yack staff, the Coed
Senate and the Student Legisla
1- Col ton Howl
Rice 27. North C'nrolina 13.
Okl.moma 35. L.S.U. 0.
Ohio State 17. California 14.
Santa Clara 21. Kentucky 13.
Maryland 20, Missouri 7.
Florida State 19. Wofford 6.
McMurry 19. Missouri Valley 13.
Upper State 23. Lower State 14.
Salad Bowl ,
Xavior 33. Arizona State 21.
Ttxas Western 33. Georgetown 20.
U.S. Air Force 18. Armv All-Stan 14
Prairie View Bowl
PrairUi .View 27. Flsk College 6.
Seattle Karnblorn 33. Hawaii Alohas 0
beaten by a great team and
Tar Heels and the Rice Owls.
From Head Coach Carl Snave
ly, through the players, and down
to the student managers everyone
agreed that, a skillful ; spirited
Rice eleven simply had too much
for the Carolina visitors. .
"We were outplayed by a fine
football . team," said Coach
Snavely. "We played a little foot
ball at the end of the game, but
lost to a well-coached Rice team.
The Carolina mentor had high
praise for the Owls' competitor
and a fine ball player.
All the Carolina players singled
out the big Rice end for pr,aise.
End Ed Washington called him a
true All-American while center
Irv Hold ash who covered Wil
liams in the game, said "the best
player I've played against is
The Rice linebacking duo of
Joe Watson and Gerald Weather-
y, which according to Snavely
ruined our offense" was lauded
by the Carolina party along with
quarterback Tobin Rote.
Billy Hayes, who played an
outstanding game for the Tar
Heels at fullback, labelled Rote
as the best player on the field.
"They're great," said Hayes of
the Rice team. "They beat us to
With a good start, the Tar Heel
players felt that perhaps they
might have made a better game of
it. Tackle Pete Rywak comment
ed that "we started late," while
blocking back Eddie Knox said
he "wished we could have got out
of the hole in the first half."
RICE FULLBACK BOBBY LANTRIP (43) is shown going through the Tar Heel line for 15-yards
and a first down in the first quarter action of yesterday's 27-13 defeat of Carolina by Rice. Wingback
Goo Goo Gantt (29) is moving toward the ball carrier just before he was blocked out by Carl
Schwarz (69). right guard for Rice. (AP Wirephoto) - ; i
Tar Heel Fans
Mob Texas City
Is Byword As Crowds
Celebrate In Dallas
Special to The Daily Tar Heel "
DALLAS, Jan. 2 You would
have thought it was New Year's
Eve all over again last night as
head cheerleader Norm Sper led
a yell-happy pack of Tar Heels
through their paces in downtown
Dallas. Like in New York, city
traffic was halted completely as
the Carolina rooters surged and
snake-danced across streets and
in and out of hotels.
The big surprise of the night
was the realization that students
from Southern Methodist Uni
versity are almost 100 per cent
behind the Tar Heels. Bob Jenk
ins, junior from SMU and Dallas,
explained the reason:
"We didn't appreciate it," he
said, "when a couple Rice tack-
lers tossed Doak Walker for
loop well outside the sidelines in
our game with them this year
You can bet your Texas foots
we're behind you." '
New cheers turned up soon.
"SMU for Choo Choo" was the
cry of the evening as the venge
ful Southern Methodist fans join
ed ranks witli the Visitors from
the Old North State.
Sper led cheers and songs for
more than an hour straight early
this morning shortly after mid
night. Then, . his voice almost
gone, he retired to save it for
the game today.
The Rice team and special train
came in last night, and the Cot
ton Bowl hosts did a good bit of
cheering, but held no organized
Freshman Bill Hobby, staff
member of the Rice weekly stu
dent, newspaper, The Thresher,
unconditionally predicted a Rice
victory "because of the line. I
don't think you'll come within 18
points of us."
Quite a few people around dis
agreed with him, however.
DALLAS, Jan. 2 The outstand
ing player award in the 1950 Cot
ton Bowl Classic went to a pair
of gridders from Rice which
caused the Tar Heels no end of
James Froggie Williams, big
Owl end, won the top line-man
award as he copped 39 of the
sportswriters votes. Second place
went to the two Rice centers,
Joe watson and Gerald Weather
lin who each received 16 votes.
(See TWO, page 4)
CHAPEL HILL, N. C. TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1950
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PLAYING IN HIS LAST GAME for Carolina. All-America Charlie Justice is shown starling
off on a sweep around left end, early in the first quarter that netted four yards against Rice's victor
ious Owls in yesterday's Cotton Bowl battle. Left Guard R. L. McDonald (nose guard), is blocking
out two of the opposition. Paul Giroski (74), Rice tackle, is shown falling behind the Choo Choo
after he missed, the tackle. (AP Wirephoto) .
Special lo The Daily Tar Heel-
DALLAS, Jan. 2 It was a
small contingent of Tar Heelians
that were on hand to greet the
New Year Saturday evening here
in this Cotton Bowl city.
But there was. no lack of the
Carolina spirit. .Until the early
hours of the morning Blue and
White songs and cheers could be
heard throughout the downtown
Earlier in the evening a dance
was held at SMU for the South
west Conference schools and the
visitors from North Carolina.
Eugenia Harris of Rice Institute
was crowned queen of the Cotton
Bowl and Carolina coed Arden
Boisseau, was honored as a prin
cess in her court.
Another informal affair took
place at . Dallas' Brook Hollow
Country Club. Both Carolina and
Rice were well represented and a
feeling of friendship prevailed.
Elsewhere in the city, parties
were held in the Century Room of
the Hotel Adolphus and the Va
riety Club at the Baker Hotel for
members of the press and the of
ficial groups from both schools.
Many private parties in both ho
tel rooms and homes were also in
f i -s
Cotton Bowl Tilt
By Frank Allston, Ji.
DALLAS, Jan. 2 It might have been a different story in
the Coton Bowl here today if the contest against Rice had
been allowed to go an extra quarter. For the Tar Heels, had
definitely begun to move in the final period when they drove
to a pair of scores. With fullback Billy Hayes providing most
of the thrills.
; ; - The Tar Heel cheering section
But Not Wild
Special to The Daily Tar Heel
By Andy Taylor
DALLAS, Jan. 2 The lads that
confronted reporters in the Rice
dressing room after the game were
a happy lot.
But it wasn't the wild happi
ness . of a team that had just
performed a major upset. They
seemed to take the. victory in
their stride. - Giving the Carolina
team credit for a hard-fought
game and for coming back strong
in the fourth quarter. Said Coach
Jess Neely: "It was a fine ball
game. Both teams played well.
We were just fortunate enough
to win." He praised his charges,
saying, "the whole team did it.
You can't win without fine boys
and we have a fine bunch of
boys. I thought we could run on
North Carolina and .we did. We
got good blocking and tackling."
He refused to compare players
but said that he thought Tar
Heel iullback Billy Hayes played
a. good game. .
And that seemed to be the
sentiment from other quarters
too. It wasn't so much the talents
of All-America Charlie : Justice
that bothered the Rice men but
the plunging and passing ability
of Hayes. Quarterback Tobin
Rote, who tossed two touchdown
passes, said that Tar Heel block
ing back Eddie-Knox and Hayes
both played especially . well.
"Hayes and Justice both played
awful good games' he said.
Rice's explosive halfback Billy
Burkhalter thought it was the
Owl line that made the difference.
"We have a good and rough line.
I think that was what helped us
All-America end Froggy Will
iams stated that he was surprised
at North Carolina's roaring come
back in the last stanza. "We let
(,See OWLS, page 3)
had plenty for. which to show its
entheusiasm. ,. -. . ,
As was expected, the Carolina
section was very small, but, the
five cheer leaders on hand, head
man Norm Sper and Julia . Mc
Henry, Ann Glass, Jerry Pence
and Harry Aycock did a com
mendable job in keeping the Tar
Heel spirits up.
The Carolina band was present
for the game with 69 of the mem-
bers making the trip. The band
was a colorful addition to an al
ready colorful affair.
Both end zones of the huge
stadium were decorated with the
names of the competing schools.'
On the north end the huge "North
Carolina" stretched from one side
of the field to the other while at
the south end "Rice" stood, in
the middle of the end zone. Both
were written in 5 ft. lime letters.
The stands were decorated with
red, white ' and blue bunting, and
the holiday spirit prevailed.
At 12:41 the rain which had
threatened most of the day began
to come down in a steady drizzle.
The customers kept pouring in,
(See COLORFUL, page 4)
Grid Statistics Chart
First downs : . 16 18
Net yards gained rushing 174 226
Forward passes attempted 22 19
Forward passes completed .... " 9 11 "
Yards forward passing B0 152
Forwards intercepted by 1 1
Yds. gnd. runback mtercepns. 0 27
Punting average 38.0 43.0
..Tot. yds. all kicks returned .. 88 73
Opponent fumbles recovered ; 1 1
Yards lost by penalties . ..... 30 26
Rice Rushing Tries Oa in Loss Net
Burkhalter ......... .. 16 74
Rote ; 6
Rushing Tries Gain Loss Net
Hayes 19 108 1 107
Werner ....... 1
Rizzo ...r 0'
Clements ' . 1
Gantt i. 1
On lateral fumble.
Punting ' . No. Yds. Ave.
Wyatt 4 171 .43
Justice .. i ' C ' 223 228 33
Bureau: Melrose Hotel
l n il II nil
ice Is Winner
By Chuck Hauser
DALLAS, Jan. 2 North Carolina's Tar Hels caught fire
in the fourth quarter of the Cotton. Bowl classic here today
for two beautiful 80-yard touchdown marches, but the Owls
of Rice Institute held on "to a comfortable lead to win 27-13.
: Blocking Back Paul Rizzo prov
Special to The Daily Tar Heel
By Pete Moore
DALLAS, Jan. 2 The 25-car
Carolina Special arrived in Dal
las at 7:25 yesterday morning
with several hundred Tar Heel
supporters, including ' the UNC
band, but minus one of the most
important members of the party
Rameses VI, the Carolina mas
cot. , -
No one could explain Rameses'
absence. Phone" calls to several
Carolina officials produced noth-
Whil keeper "Bushy" Cook
and other Cotton Bowling Tar
Heels in Dallas wondered what
had happened to Carolina mas
cot Rameses, the doughty ram
remainded calm here in his
H. S. Hogan, on whose Hills
boro Road : farm the mascot
lives, said yesterday that Ram
eses remainded home because
the trip to Dallas was consider
ed too much for him. He said,
however, that a substitute was
supposed lo have been secured
in Dallas, lo lake the mascot's
place during the game.
It was the second lime that
the wooly mascot has caused
an uproar. He was reported
missing in New York during
Ihe Notre Dame weekend, but
was on hand for the Yankee
ing and the most befuddled of the
Tar ' Hetils was G. B. "Bushy"
Cook, Rameses' official keeper.
Said Cook, "Rameses couldn't
come. I don't know why. He just
ain't here. He should have been
on the train when I got on in
Most of the people on the train
remained in their berths upon
arrival in the Dallas Union Sta
tion, but a few managed to shake
weariness from their heads and
venture downtown only to be
greeted by a silent city, worn out
by a full night of celebrating the
arrival of the New Year.
The cars of the special train
(See RAM, page 4)
Kickoff Returns No. Yds.
Taylor ., 1 2
Wyatt 2 33
Gantt : 1 21
Clements 1 8
Justice , 1 17
Knox 1 15
Riley 1 16
Punt Returns No. Yds.
Proctor : I..... 4 36
Carson 3 11
Passing ;No. Compl'd Intcp. Yds. TD'e
Rote 17 9 1 140
Glass . 2 2'0 12
Justice 14 7 0 63 1
Hayes .82 1 17 0
Pass Receiving Caught Yds.
Williams . 4
Wyatt .. 2
Taylor ; 1
Weiner . 5 41
Powell -.- 2 24
Justice 1 8
Rizzo .'. 1 7
Interception Returns No. Yds.
Riley - : 0
North Carolina ; - -
Carson : . 1
Lateral troin Proctor.
Cloudy with occasional rail
ed the Tar Heel man of the day
as ne scored ootn toucnaowns
before 75,437 thrilled fans under
a gloomy blanket of clouds which
covered the sun all afternoon.
Fullback Billy Hayes stole the
show in the North Carolina back
field, as All-America Charlie Jus
tice played below par in his last
game for the Tar Heels.
After Rice had chalked, up two
touchdowns in the second quarter,
one in the third, and their last
early in the fourth period, the
Tar Heels got mad and showed
that the game was not to stay 1
as one-sided as it had looked up
to that point.
With 12 minutes and 36 seconds
to go, center Lee Stonestreet
kicked off after his Rice team
mates had pushed the score to
27-0. Tar Heel quarterback Eddie
Knox squatted on the 20-yard
line, gathered the ball, in, and
dashed up to the 35.
Two" flauvy thrusts- by Justice
carried the pigskin to the 43,
where Charlie pitched out to
All-America end Art Weiner who
went around his own right end
for a first down on the Carolina
45. A Justice pass failed in the
next play but Billy Hayes racked
up another first down as he bat
tered his way across the midfield
stripe to the Rice 43.
A Justice to Weiner pass, three
short jabs by Hayes and one by
Charlie set up a beautiful Justice
play. With the ball on the Rice
30-yard line, the Choo Choo be
gan a run around end,, got trap
ped, twisted back and tossed a
tricky pass to Kenny Powell down
on the 15.
A flat pass from Hayes to a
snake-hipped Justice eased the
ball to the six, whe"re Charlie
flipped another to Paul Rizzo who
was standing in the clear on- the
two to trot over the score. Abie
Williams missed the kick.
Rice punted back after three ,
abortive plays and the single-
wing boys of Carl Snavely start
ed rolling again from their own
20 where the pikskin went out of
Billy Hayes looked like a bat
tering ram as he plunged through
the famed Rice line for seven
yards and then for 15 and a first
down on the Carolina 42. But a
Hayes pass to-Weiner felUincom
plete and Justice took the ball
again for a 15-yard pass to the
nose in Rice territory.
Hayes continued to sparkle in
the closing minutes as he rushed
through the Rice forward wall
and bulled 12 yards for another
first down. Justice missed a pass
to Hayes but clicked on one to
Weiner for another first on the
Rice 20-yard line.
Seven yards by Hayes, a
(See BAD NEWS, page 3)
Living Space .
DALLAS, Jan. 2 The Tar4
Heels got logelher all over lown
before the game, but their liv
ing quarters were scattered all
over Ihe home of the Cotton
Most visitors from the Old
North Slate were quartered in
local hotels, with the majority
at the Adolphus, Baker, and
Melrose. The learn stayed at the
Many students, however, were
sheltered on the Southern Meth
odist campus. Fraternity houses
look care of most, but a few did
a little sleeping and kept their
clothes in. dormitories, which
were open through the holiday.