THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1952 PAGE TWO 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. Editor Business Manager Executive Editor News Editor Feature Editor Asst. Bus. Manager Circulation Manager Society Editor News Staff Walter M. Dear H Wallace Pridgen Leo J. Northart Rollo Taylor . Margie Garner Chase Ambler Donald Hogg Business Staff Gloria Phillips Stuart Irvin, Tom Paramore, Jonas Kessing, Barbara Tuttle, Ellen Downs. Rod Moore. Jean Bryant Mildred White, Larry Stith, John Lineweaver Night Editor Tom Parramore 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 coverage. Convention 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." Tom Parramore 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 now. . NO DANCE FRIDAY The Activities Council has an nounced that its regular square dance on the "Y" Court will not be held tomorrow night. Moonshine Massacre 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 WM. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR CLEARANC Now is the time to buy at reduced prices you can have the things you need and still save money SUITS summer and wool SLAX summer and wool SPORT SHIRTS and SPORT COATS all reduced many fine buys Let's Go to Jack's!!! JACK liPMAN 'Serving the College Man Since 1924' . - M WXVfVt EE II AX 1 -AT THE P I N Variety is the keynote of our menus, and as such is sure to find favor with your individual taste requirements . . . Try one of our unforgettably delicious meals. -COME BY TODAY -Raleigh Road Phone 2-5539 sx i 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 imal. TODAY! 0 0 0 - csr. Humors, ScaitdalsJlMie iyni 1TA6 - " & HMf If i nro tffv ruwh ip n tp i if If. vOcU C'J Flora ROSSCN f EOZAEHFEJ D5C26C3EC2' .( ) 51 k "1 : if Friday-Saturday Affile JL-&l.iIiU9 Wl" fi . -xvfx.-. i V ' it SPECTACULAR TEC!!! II COLOR! LATE SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT, 11:30 Regular Showing Sunday-Monday r 4: t:- ::: -4:::-'-o X ft nTxriLA Kith Vim SMITH ALEXANDER KNOX Screen Play by JAMES POE wl WILLIAM SACKKEIM , Produced by BUDDY ADLER Directed by RUDOLPH MATE Z7

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