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THE DAIL.Y TAR HEEL, SUNDAY, MAY 1 1, 1952
own In IroriT
by Biff Roberts
is There A Doctor Around?
What's wrong with Carolina?
Special to Tee Daily Ta Hm,
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS,
W. Val-ilay 9-Ed Oliver really
earned his nickname of Porky yes-
reenbner 1 ourney
break but it was from the start
ing lineup. He went off first so
that when the storm struck he
(See GOLF, Page 8)
Whether you look at it in the fall, winter or spring, the Carolina j terday by iiteraUv eating his wav
sport scene has been anything but bright this year. Our athletic the halfway" lead of the 72-
t earns have tailed in almost every case to come up with clear win- i noie Greenbrier Open. !
ning records (there are exceptions). The football team won two! He certainly didn't shoot it in '
while losing eight; the basketball team, picked before the season the seCond 13 holes vesterdav.
started as a great improvement over the 1951 team, did little to make j "veteran pro from LernonY
Tar Heel fans get excited; the track team, which ruled the Southern . m went over paiV70 bv a stroke
Conference for so many years in what ever manner it pleased, now j it might have bn worse
sports a mediocre three-three record; and the baseball team, despite j he Quit during a
a fine record against Southern Conference and out - of - confrence rainstorm to" feed his face,
teams, has little to show for its efforts in Big Four play. Think back the 5-foot inch" 20-i
over the year. How many times have we beaten Duke this season? j pounder went into the rough at
Even the tennis team, which has an impressive record, fell downthe eighth he was aady three.
there -m behind par. When he returned,
What's Wrong With Carolina? the worst of the storm was over
What's wrong with Carolina? We've got the potential on every j and the sun soon was shining
team we send out. The lack of ability can't be the answer. The same again.
coaches which have brought us great teams in the past are still Oliver, who had an 81 in the
around but not getting the same results. You can't put the blame- opening round, lost another stroke
on them. What is the answer? j on the 13th but then snared three
To me it's a case similar to that of a fighter I use to watch up j birdies for a 71 and a 36-hole
in Asheville. He was a Negro middleweight and a great fighter t total of 132.
when he was broke. But when he had won a few fights, made a little That left him one stroke ahead
money, and satisfied his appetite along every line, you couldn't get f of Jimmy Clark of Laguna Beach. ;
a worthwhile fight out of him. He wasn't any count until he started ' Calif., and Sam Snead, the host
to get short of money and hungry again. Then the vicious circle pro, who had finished through;
would start all over again. j the worst of the rain, wind, thun-
Carolina teams enjoyed a glorious four years from 1946-49. We
took on all comers and beat just about all of them. We were the
kingpins in every sport.
But in the past two years, just like that up-and-down middle
weight we ve been too satisfied. e ve had things on a silver platter f . , - -i, n .o
i r , , i thorize a golf er to halt pi;
a little too long, we ve forgotten what it s like to fight. . ,-, ,
We've had the potential - on ,
every team we've fielded last year j
and this, but just about all of I
them have failed to come through.
This lack of wanting to be on top ;
and stay on top and fighting to j
get there is the best answer I can j
give to our problem. I
But you can't put all the blame
cn the members of the team, '
This world of ours has gotten so '
hard and cynical that sentiment
has disappeared almost entirely, j
It has become trite to speak of i
Carolina spirit. It's something to
laugh about now. I'm not just
speaking of being shot with rah-
rah. and wearing all-blue clothes, i
ana waving Tar Heel flags. I'm j
speaking of something more in-!
tangible. Asririt which has been I
on the decline for the past fevt
vears and which, franklv, is just 5
about gone now.
There was only one case this
year that the Carolina spirit
looked like it was going to re- j
vive. That was in the Notre Dame ;
game when the crowd of srudents j
actually was a part of the team j -
der and lightning.
It was the lightning which al
lowed Oliver to call time. The
U. S. Golf Association rules au-
it s going on. Clark also got a
Get Yours Vhilc They Las
LET'S GO TO JACK'S
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which almost whipped
:he Fight- I
Athletics is not the only field j
that has shown this student
apathy. The whole past year has
been one of student' gi-ipes and j
complaints, and one of little ao- j
complislr.nent. Our sad athletic j
fortunes have been more pre- j
dominant only because they are
publicized more. !
Our appetites were satisfied :
after four gluttonous year of ath-;
letic supremacy. Now, when we ;
expect everything on a silver .
platter, we are getting beaten j
and beaten bad. In this past year j
we have complained of our l-ssses,;
we have mocked our teams and j
their fortunes but what have we
done to construct.
They say that athletic fortunes;
run in cycles. Maybe they do and j
maybe we re headed tor anoxner
Promised Land. But I keep think
ing of an old addage that says
things will get. worse before they
get better. It's too late to do much
this year but if something jsn't
done in the fall then we won't be
able ' to expect as much success
as we had last . year.
Where- do we go from 4ieref. -'
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