North Carolina Newspapers

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
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
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
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
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
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
The speaker, a graduate from
Wake Forest, received his Doc
tor’s degree from the University
of North Carolina.

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