CAROLINA ALUMNI REVIEW 83
Lilli, age 7
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Pages 56 and 57 of the May/June
Review include a picture of the Texaco service station, on the corner of Franklin and
Columbia streets, where I worked in 1952-
53 during my last year in law school.
I would place a chair in the grease bay
with my stack of law books and then go
out front to service a car and return to my
studies. Students are troubled about the cost
of tuition and college expenses, and I was
also, but I resolved my problem with a work
schedule of 61 hours per week, with the
consent of the law school dean, and took a
full load in law school.
Thank you for what you do.
Sam Johnson ’ 50 (AB, ’ 53 LLBJD)
Editor’s note: The Review erred in
reporting the source of this photograph. It is
from the Roland Giduz Photographic Collection, 1947-1970, in Wilson Library’s N.C.
Collection. Mr. Johnson was interested in
getting a copy of this photo. It and many more
like it are available from the N.C. Collection;
the Review typically obtains limited rights
to publish photos that often reflect on Chapel
Hill’s history. For more information, visit
Gone to a Courtside Seat:
Give ’Em Heaven, Louise
Once you’ve drunk from the Old Well,
you’re hooked. Louise Gilbert Shields
proved that. Perhaps the oldest living Tar
Heel basketball fan in Northern Virginia,
she never went to school at Chapel Hill
but may as well have. She put her husband
and three sons through Carolina, lived there
twice and always considered it a second
home. Just before she died in February
in Alexandria,Va., at age 95, she was still
cheering the Heels on to victory.
Now she’s up there with husband Doc
— aka Al Shields ’ 51 (MPH, ’ 66 DRPH),
who left us in 2009 — and the two of
them are back to forming a united cheering
section. Better known as Mom Shields to
her far-flung brood of Carolina diehards,
Louise held court for years on Game Day
with Doc and whoever else dared listen to
the energetic tirades against bad refs, biased
commentators, disappointing players (a few)
salty West Virginia wisdom was legendary,
her sports memory encyclopedic.
There was always plenty of popcorn,
sherry, bourbon and good loud fun at
the house on Timber Branch Parkway —
through four decades of Dean Smith, Bill
Guthridge, Matt Doherty ’ 84 and Roy
Williams ’ 72.
After returning for good to Alexandria
in 1993, I became their “designated
screamer” — neither Doc nor Louise could
jump up and down so much anymore —
but they could still give me the cue if they
thought I needed it. They say the best Tar
Heel fans are both born and bred … and
now, the very best of them all has gone on
to collect her reward: an eternal courtside
seat. So give ’em heaven, Louise.
Ben Justesen ’ 71
An Alumni Today profile of Tom Mayes
’ 81 in the May/June 2014 Review incorrectly identified one of Mayes’ history professors at UNC. The professor should have
been identified as Nell Irvin Painter.