North Carolina Newspapers

    Vol. XV—No. 16
Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Thursday, February 1, 1945
Honeycutt Lauds Athletics and Bond Sales
The History
Beh ind The News
By Rodney Waters
We are unable to understand
Russia in spite of the fact that
our country and England have
her for an ally in this war. The
Russians have been distrustful of
their allies and have refused to
cooperate in many of the ways in
which the rest of the United Na
tions wish them to. It might be
easier to understand this dis
trustfulness if we go back into
ancient history.
The origins of Russian history
present us with two sort of half-
legendary, half-real factors. The
factors are that the ninth cen
tury the Russians had no organ
ized states whatsoever and, grow
ing weary of this anarchy, are
said to have gone to foreign
princes and to have said, “Our
soil is widely fruitful, but order
is lacking there. Be out, princes,
and come to govern us.”
Then three princes came into
North Russia and set up princi
palities and at the same time
brought Christianity into this
pagan country.
Up until this time Russia had
very few wars; in fact, in all
their pagan worships there was
no god of war. From this we can
see that Europe was the country
which began all of its troubles,
even though they asked foreign
influences into their country.
From the very early part of the
ninth century up to and includ
ing the present century, Russia
has had one or two wars with
almost every European country
(See RUSSIA, page four)
Two Former C. H. H. S. Students
Fight Together In Pacific War
Alice Ross And John
Canada Graduate
Two C. H. H. S. students, Alice
Ross and John Canada, who
lacked sufficient credits for grad
uation last June, finished the re
quired courses at the end of the
semester, and have officially grad
Alice Ross, who came to Chapel
Hill from Buchanon, W. Va.,
plans to work until the end of the
cun'ent University semester, and
then enter U. N. C. Her father,
Lt. Cecil Ross, is executive of
ficer of the military department
in the Naval Pre-Flight School.
John Canada, who lacked only
one credit for graduation last
(See GRADUATES, page four)
The graduates of Chapel Hill
High School who are in the armed
forces are scattered far and wide
over the huge area the war
covers, and yet, occasionally, old
friends and classmates do meet.
Such a chance encounter took
place recently between Pfc.
John Trueblood Brittain and Cap
tain William Jackson Boone, both
alumni of the High School.
John typifies his middle name
as a Marine with the famed
forces stationed in the Pacific.
He distinguished himself re
cently during combat duty while
serving on Bougainville.
A Jap sniper in a tree over
hanging a telephone wire shot at
Brittain. A half-hour later some
one shot the sniper, but not until
(See ALUMNI, page four)
Physical Ed Class
Is Also Recognized
Three C. H. H. S. activities and
organizations were recognized by
Superintendent A. W. Honeycutt
in assembly last week, who gave
records of their progress and
cited examples of their coopera
tion and achievement.
Mr. Honeycutt first introduced
Miss Virginia Simkins, co-chair
man of the high school War Bond
committee, who gave a report on
the school’s part in the Sixth
War Loan drive. The State War
Finance Office has sent the
school a certificate of recognition
which states that the War Bonds
puix^hased by C. H. H. S. stu
dents bought six ambulances,
which will bear the name of the
War Loan officials, in a mes
sage to the school, stated that C.
H. H. S. window displays were
one of the most striking cam
paign projects in the state.
The second recognition by Mr.
Honeycutt was of the boys’ phys
ical education class, which has
been without an instructor since
the beginning of school. The boys
have been playing volleyball dur
ing sixth period when the
weather permits, and movies
have been shown in the auditor
ium when it rains.
The third recognition was of
the basketball teams, which have
been “doing a fine job of repre
senting C. H. H. S. at schools in
other parts of the state.”
In continuance with its
policy to train future editors,
the Proconian this week has
as its honorary editor, David

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