sS!! II •• i Hj i III fiir Ml iliHIPR Vol. XV—No. 14 Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, N. C. Thursday, January 18, 1945 The History Beh ind The News By Rodney Wafers The Exploits Of Admiral Yi-Sun Sin In a former article I men tioned that Yi-Sun Sin, a Korean admiral, was one of the greatest admirals in history. Several peo ple have asked me exactly v/ho he was and what he did. Yi-Sun Sin as a boy was very much interested in the sea. He grew up to be a genius of naval strategy and tactics, and the in ventor of the first iron-clad ship. In 1592 he heard rumors that the Japanese were going to at tack Korea. Therefore he de signed and built a ship which was better than any in the Orient at that time. The hull of the ship was built for speed, and a long jind strong ram was built into the stem. At all of the vantage points holes were cut for archers and the upper deck was covered with sheets of iron studded with spikes. All of this armor made the ship safe from fire arrows and from boarding parties. This was the world’s first iron-clad warship. The Japanese succeeded in landing and overrunning most of the Korean peninsula. However, Yi-Sun gained control of the seas and cut the enemy’s supply line. Japan sued for peace and with drew its army. At the same time they were planning for a second invasion. This time they went about it more slowly and decided to use a little more diplomacy. Hideyoshi, the Japanese com mander, by the use of spies, fifth columnists, and political bribery, succeeded in having Yi-Sun re lieved of his command, and a very incompetent man took his place. By the time Hideyoshi was (See YI-SUN, page four) Annual Shooting Begins Monday A COLLECTION OF CUTE CAGERS New Uniforms Being Sought For 1945 High School Baseball Team Materials and prices of much- needed C. H. H. S. baseball uni forms are being investigated, Su perintendent A. W. Honeycutt announced recently. The uniforms will be purchased with a portion of the Athletic fund provided by the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs. Samples have been ordered from two concerns, and their ar rival is expected: soon. It is hoped that either dark grey, or blue and white uniforms can be found. Basketball Games Tomorrow Night The Chapel Hill High School basketball teams will play host to the boys’ and girls’ teams representing Efland High tomorrow night at the Women’s Gym. The first game will begin at 7. Alumni Notes The Merchant Marine will soon welcome those two 1944 gradu ates, J. D. Wright and Charles Wright. John Webb and “Wimp” Car- roll are home on leave from the Navy. “Wimp” has been taking his training at Bainbridge, Md., and John has been in Boot Camp. Arriving this week are Kenneth Council and Amos Horne, both on boot leave. That former baseball player and star for C. H. H. S., Raymond Perry, is now home on a ten-day leave from Santiago, California. Also on leave now is Sam Mc Cauley, of the Marines, stationed at Parris Island. William Huskey, recently grad uated from a gunnery school in Texas, is at home for a few days before reporting to California. Senior Pictures To Be Taken First It was announced last week by Hillife Editor Billy Carmichael that Senior pictures for the An nual will be taken beginning next Monday, January 22. A schedule has already been arranged by Senior Editor Helen Phillips and: Seniors will be in formed in plenty of time exactly when they are to have their pic tures made. A complete schedule will be posted today or tomor row. Seniors, especially giils, are requested to get in touch with Editor Phillips for instructions as to type of dress that will be worn for the pictures. The taking of other annual pictures, those of organizations, classes, and athletics will begin as soon as the Senior pictures are finished. From the business end of the staff comes word that the adver tising campaign is now underway and that pledging of annuals will begin Monday. Talk By Plemmons Features Assembly Dr. William Plemmons, repre sentative of the Admissions of fice at the University, spoke on the problems of college admission in the assembly on Tuesday. Dr. Plemmons discussed the procedures of gaining admission and the requirements needed for not only the University, but, also, for other colleges. After his discussion there was an op portunity for students to ask questions. The speaker, a graduate from Wake Forest, received his Doc tor’s degree from the University of North Carolina.