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THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1952
THE TAR HEEL
The official student newspaper of the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, where it is published by the Summer School every Tuesday and
mursaay. trinung is aone by colonial Press. Chapel Hill, N C.
Asst. Bus. Manager
Walter M. Dear H
Leo J. Northart
. Margie Garner
Stuart Irvin, Tom Paramore, Jonas Kessing,
Barbara Tuttle, Ellen Downs. Rod Moore. Jean Bryant
Mildred White, Larry Stith, John Lineweaver
Our Last Issue
It's been a fast first session.
For The Tar Heel, today's issue is the last. We have
enjoved bringing you the summer news twice weekly and
wish "that we could continue publication. Unfortunately, fi
nancing a newspaper for the second session would be a for
midable project -and since we won't be here, nor will the
business staff, it just doesn't seem feasible.
To the staff the old reliables and the newcomers, goes
our thanks. We hope that something has been accomplished,
experience for the inexperienced, and added training for
those already acquainted with journalism.
Probably the most important news stories this summer
were the heating problem in the library, the allocation of
Book Exchange profits to grants-in-aid fund, and the 25 per
cent faculty salary cut. Oh the heat wave a couple of weeks
ago affecting the whole campus also deserved top space.
In presenting the news, we tried to consider the whole
realm of students. If we've done a bad job, it was because of
a few people doing too much of the work. We've enjoyed The
Tar Heel and we hope you have too.
in operation while Studio A is
used in recording in the after
noon. Thus any student who
wishes to look in on the conyen
tion has an around-the-clock
THE TAR HEEL wishes to ex
tend hearty thanks to the Caro
lina Communications Center for
its excellent work in bringing the
Republican National Convention
to the students at the University.
A large television set has been
set up in Studio A to receive
morning and night doings at the
convention, and a smaller set up
stairs in one of the classrooms is
The Tar Heel
Wadded paper on the floor "...
Facts and figures by the score
Telephones, there's three or four
Mad confusion, nothing more
Current items, ancient lore
News-hounds in and out the door
Constant chatter, typists roar
Photos of a staff of yore
This is what we love it for
Quoth the raven "nevermore."
TICKETS ON SALE
Tickets for Universtiy of North
Carolina home football games, in
cluding Texas, Duke, Virginia,
Wake Forest and N. C. State, are
on sale at Woollen Gymnasium
NO DANCE FRIDAY
The Activities Council has an
nounced that its regular square
dance on the "Y" Court will not
be held tomorrow night.
By Tom Parramore and Ellen Downs
It was the pleasure of your
writer during July 4th to attend
one of North Carolina's most un
usual and exciting sports events
Gates county's own : 'Coon on
the Log contest. 1,200 bloodthir
sty fans gathered at Merchants
mill pond, three miles from
Gatesville ' last Friday and wit
nessed one of the most weird
and hollow contests since the
days of cock and pit fights.
Owners Of some 40 dogs risked
their pedigreed pets against the
savage onslaughts of a series of
hot, chained, exhausted and half
drowned raccons who smacked
away gamely until dragged from
their logs between the jaws of
beautiful blue-ticks, tan-ticks,
terriers, etc. truly fine dogs.
Eager sportsmen shouted and
hooted from the banks of the
pond while their favorites went
forth into the . fracas. The only
thing that detracted from the
gaiety was the intense heat
(many fans were stewed before
the contest was half over.) It
began at 10 a.m. and lasted well
into the afternoon.
Some little difficulty was ex
perienced because of a shortage
of coons but this was remedied
by allowing mangled coons a
period of grace in which to dry
off and then taking them back
to the log. The dogs became curi
ously more effective as the af
ternoon wore on.
Highlight of the event was the
breath-taking charge of a tan
tick named Queen .who brought
a coon under control in 15 sec
onds, which included a 15 yard
swim from shore. A wild racoon
(generally slightly larger than a
squirrel) is a vicious animal
when trapped. We are told that
there is as much danger to the
dog as to coon. This seems ; to
make everything all right.
The coons were not kept long
on the log. Six dogs in succes
sion were the most any coon had
to grapple with and even that
one put up an admirable fight.
But between the huge red sixth
foe and the "chain which con
stantly interfered with the coon's
attempts to defend himself, he
too gave way to a successor.
It might not have been hardly
so much fun but for a guide line
passed over a wire above the
log and worked from shore, by
which the coon could be hauled
back to the log or twisted into
all manner of laugh-provoking
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positions. Particularly the coon
seemed to enjoy being jerked up
and down by the collar around
his neck. Then too it was neces
sary to jostle the coon around
sometimes in order to get the
dogs adequately incensed.
Oddly enough there was a fac
tion in the area that was opposed
to having the contest staged at
all. Even the Humane Societies
have protested such events. It
is hard to understand why these
people should make themselves
so objectionable since the crowd
seemed quite pleased by the fight
and there were no fatalities
among the participating animals.
It was all good, clean sport. Of
course, both coons and dogs were
bitten, scratched, and kicked
around, but after all they are on
ly dumb animals.
Not all the dogs were so eager
to pounce on bre'r coon. Many
hounds swam to within a few
feet of the log only to change
their minds and go back to shore.
A fine looking red pup was held
to disgrace when he mounted the
log and struck up a friendship
with the coon. One owner, ap
parently distressed by the failure
of dog, led him away to a quiet
spot and proceeded to thrash
bravery into the whimpering an
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