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THE TAR HEEL
THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1952
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hgham:;- Presented: Award'
For". I rack- Achievement
hj Jonas Kessing-Eugene-Brigham,
track ace, and winner this past
season of the prized Evans Award
for outstanding performance and
achievement-in track' has man
aged to gain several distinctions
during h fine career here in Tar
Brigham, who graduates this
summer, is the latest of only three
men to win the troohv who have
had no eicperience before coming
tV the University. He is also the
onljr trackman in University his
tory to win first place in a South
ern Conference meet after having
lose every race m his event up to
th&t point in the season.
Csming to U.N.C.' from Miami,
I hht with no track experience,
Brigham entered school here in
1948 with no idea of going out for
the track team.
His track career here began one
afternoon when young Brigham
Saet Coach Dale Ranson, who talk
ea the future ace into going out
f-f?r Ohe track squad.
Daring his first three years at
Carolina, . Brigham's f eature was
the quarter mile. He was switched
to the 880 after the first meet of
the '52 season, against Princeton,
during which he pulled a leg
muscle. In this meet he turned
in a time of :49.5 against Alvin
Rauch's :48.6 for the quarter mile
event. Brigham's first attempts at
the half mile event were run
. against Duke, Virginia and Penn
sylvania, but he couldn't pull a
first place in any of these meets.
Far from being discouraged by
his defeats, the half -miler was
determiiied to take first place in
the half-mile- in the Southern Con
ference meet on "May 17. The day
bqfore the big meet Brigham bare
ly) qualified for the finals . . .
. finishing -last in his heat, but de
termination paid off the next day
when he just nosed out Mary
land's Art Buehler for first place
with the 'amazing time of 1:56.6.
The third man to finish the race
was only 1 feet behind Brigham.
,Two weeks later Gene' Brigham
proudly took his place on the
platform in Woollen Gymnasium
'to be presented the coveted Evans
; Award for the outstanding mem
ber of the 1952 Carolina track
'squad, ind in his coaches' opin
ions, the finest half -miler in UNC
track history. uv.
J-.. ' ' ' . .
Julias Boros In
Tar Heel Julius Boros, newly
crowned U. S. National Open golf
champion, has made plans to play
in the International Mixed Four
some in I Niagara Falls, Ont., this
Boros, who plays out of Mid
Pines, will pair with Detroit ama
teur Marjorie Rowe for the 18-
hole tourney over the Niagara
' course- . ,
Marlene Stewart of Fonthill,
Canada, Canadian ladies amateur
cnampion, will team with Bob
Gray, a professional from Toron
to's Scarborough Club.
E ricks on Is
Charles (Chuck) Erickson,
Carolina jgolf coach, has ' been
elected president of the National
Collegiate "Golf Coaches' Associa
Retiring president is Fred Cobb
of North Texas State whose
teams have copped the national
title for three consecutive years.
The association's meeting was
held in connection with the
NCAA golf tournament being
held at Purdue University in La
fayette, Indiana. Several mem
bers of the crack Carolina squad
Best Carolina golfer in Mon
day's opening round was Thorn
ton who equalled with a 71. Best
ball was 69. Other Tar Heels in
the tournament are Lewis A.
Brown whose score card showed
36-3975; Robert Black, 39-37
76; Bill Williamson, 37-4077:
and Purvis Ferree, Jr., 42-3981.
Biff Roberts, editor of The
Daily Tar Heel, is manager of
the Carolina contingent.
Vic Seixas, Philadelphia's fav
orite son and one of Carolina's
greatest tennis players, ,and nine
other American stars are all that
remain in the running represent
ing the U. S. in the current All
England Lawn Tennis Champion
ships in Wimbleton, Eng.
The American women stars are
hoping to avert the same tragedy
that the male contingent in the
opening rounds of play.
Chuck Miner, . coach of the
Chapel Hill-Carrbbr girl Softball
team which last week trounced
Eno Mills, 12 to 4, hopes to orga
nize" a coed Softball- team here
this summer. All interested coed
talent should caU him at Everett
Dorm or , sign up on the bulle
tin boards at' the "Y or in " the
girls' gym. x
Miner coached a girls Softball
team in Florida "which took third
place' in the league.
In the C. H.-C. vs. Eno Mills
game, several of Miner's charges
displayed exceptional talent in
turning the game into - a rout.
Catcher Jane Hogan smacked out
a long home run with thp hssps
loaded in the' third inning. Jackie
Fields swatted .500 for the night.
Opposing pitchers were Lucille
Newman of C. H.-C, and Jackie
Smith ot Eno Mills. The came.
played at Lions Park in Carrboro i
was the first of the season.
In commenting on girls' teams
in general, Minor told The Tar :
Heel, "You get a crack ffirls
team and they can hold their
own against male teams. You
have to use different osvehoWv
with girls than you do with men,
Dick Savitt of Orange, N. J.,
the titleholder, is still in the run
ning along with Seixas, America's
No. 1 player. Art Larsen of San
Leandro, Calif., and Ham Richard
son of Baton Rouge, La., were up
set in the earlier rounds in play
thatdelighted the partisan crowd
" Larsen lost to Torsteri of Swe
den, while Richardson dropped
but after fiv sets to Felicisimo
Ampon from the Philippines. Lar
sen is U. S. hard courts champion.
Doris Hart of Coral Gables, Fla.,
top-seeded, won a first-round bye,
opening her defense against Miss
S. W. Odling of Britain. .
r . Joe Lewis
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Joe Louis will invade North Car
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bout in Bowman Gray: Stadium
Louis will meet Joe McFadden,
a7 Negro heavyweight from Win
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