North Carolina Newspapers

Vol. XV—No. 22
Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Thursday, March 16, 1946
School Board In Dilemma Over New Building
Beh ind The News
By Rodney Waters
Italy’s Economic and
Political Scramble
Now that Italy has been par
tially freed from oppression one
might think the Italian people
would be overjoyed. They aren’t.
At once one might say that they
are unappreciative of the Allies
for their assistance. The Italian
people have been freed only from
oppression in the nature of con
fined activities and political ac
tivities, as it stood before their
so-called freedom. They were at
least fed so that disease was kept
down to a minimum. However,
famine has swept almost the
whole of Italy; gangsterism has
started on a large scale and the
government is so corrupt that it
is hard to say as to who is in
charge under the Allies.
A few days after the libera
tion of Rome the Bonomi govern
ment was put into effect. It re
sulted from the refusal of Anti-
Fascist groups to join the gov
ernment headed by Marshal Ba-
doglio. The new government was
not recognized because of the in
sistence of the British that the
Badoglion government should be
supreme, but after ten days they
agreed to everything except part
of Bonomi’s Cabinet.
Bonomi’s Cabinet consisted of
six men. One man from each of
the six parties which comprised
the Italian Committee of Libera
tion. The parties were the Com
munist, Independent, Christian,
Democrats, Actionists, Socialists,
and Labor Democrats. The com-
To Leave
Pictured above is Superinten
dent A. W. Honeycutt, who an
nounced last week that he will
not return to the High School
next year. He will be replaced by
Mr. C. A. Davis of Roanoke
Spring Holidays
Are Approved
It was announced in the as
sembly program on Tuesday
morning that we will have a
Spring Vacation this year. Mr.
Honeycutt’s recommendation to
the school board brought this
about. The holidays will com
mence Thursday, the 29th of
March and include Good Friday
and the following Monday.
mon aim of all these parties, at
first, was to drive the Germans
out of Italy but it became too
weak a reason to hold the Bo
nomi government together. Soon
(See FACTS, page four)
N. C. Garden Club
Sponsors Contest
The Garden Club of North
Carolina has announced an his
torical sketch contest on the sub
ject of Tryon’s Palace, into which
any high school or elementary
school student may enter. The
entries may not exceed 1,500
words and must be in by April
1. The sponsoring committee
suggests that the treatment be
limited to some small incident or
topic, such as a description of the
palace as it appeared when com
pleted or the character of Gover
nor Tryon. The point of view
might also be of someone who
was there at the time, for in
stance the governor, the gover
nor’s wife, a brick mason working
on the Palace, a planter of the
area, an inhabitant of New Bern,
a sea captain or some member of
the opposition party. Anyone en
tering an essay should send it to
Mrs. J. S. Mitchner, 307 West
Park Drive, in Raleigh. She is
the Chairman of the State Con
test for the North Carolina Gar
den Club. For further informa
tion and references see Miss
I. Q. Tests Given
Last week Principal A. W.
Honeycutt gave a series of I. Q.
tests to the tenth, eleventh, and
twelfth grades of C. H. H. S.
These tests will go into the per
manent High School record of
each student.
After a recent investigation,
Mr. Honeycutt found that many
of the High School students have
not had an I. Q. test since the
elementary grades. At the time of
the tests Mr. Honeycutt was un
decided whether or not the stu
dents were to know the outcome.
Decision May Be
Reached Soon
The question of the new Chapel
Hill High School again reached
the public limelight last week
when the State Legislature de
cided not to make appropriations
for public improvements in the
current session, thereby blocking
any appropriation the School
Board had hoped to receive to
help cover the cost of the new
plant. The School Board’s request
had come on the basis of the use
the University was to make of
the school for teacher-training.
The Legislature’s decision left
the School Board with two alter
natives :
Either it can go on under the
present set-up, utilizing make
shift facilities, or it can go ahead
and use its insurance money
(about a hundred thousand dol
lars that it got after the fire in
the summer of 1942) to put up an
initial unit with maybe half a
dozen classrooms which would
eventually become one wing of
the new building.
Although the School Board
doesn’t like the idea of building
piecemeal, neither does it like the
idea of overcrowding.^
Decision in the matter now
rests with the School Board and
the school architect and some so
lution to the problem should be
forthcoming soon.
Alumni Notes
Former C. H. H. S. student
body president, Bobby Wettach,
recently stationed at Hoboken,
N. J., is at home in Chapel Hill
awaiting orders.
After seeing action in the
Pacific, a former high school
baseball star, Homer Lloyd, is at
home on a fifteen-day leave.

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