Vol. XV—No. 23
Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Thursday, March 22, 1945
LETTER - - -
EDITOR - - -
From Somewhere in Belgium
February 3, 1945
Lately I have been getting a
copy of the Proconian, and I must
say that it is a greatly improved
You are doing something that
was always the goal of our staff
throughout our four years of pro
duction—a printed paper. The old
rag doesn’t even look like the one
we used to put out now that you
have put it into print. How well I
remember how we used to sweat
during Thursday and Thursday
night, trying to get the paper out
by 3:30 Friday afternoon.
The content of the paper is very
good. I think that every depart
ment is amply covered. The edi
torials, done mostly, I think, by
Rodney Waters, are some of the
best I have read from a High
The teaching staff has hiad
changes made in it, too. The only
ones that I know now are Miss
Anderson, Miss Simpkins, Mrs.
Peacock and Mr. Honeycutt. There
may be others that I know but I
haven’t seen them mentioned in the
At the present, I am in Belgium,
with the 95th Division, a part of
General Pattons Third Army. This
is the fifth foreign country I have
been in since we left the States.
They were England, France, Ger
many, Luxembourg, and now Bel
Our outfit is about seventy-
five per cent North Carolinians
and we make it known. Three other
boys who atended CHHS are with
me, Joe Sloan, Robert Andrews
and Ted Morgan. Our main objec-
Boys' and Girls' Cage Awards Made
Rake! Rake! Rake!
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student Volunteers Rake School
Yard Clear of Leaves and Trash
Bird Talk Given
Monday evening, March 12th,
Last week the Grounds Commit
tee, under the leadership of Boot-
Bert Harwell, a leading naturalist Frank Pittman
of the Audubon Society, gave an I of many C. H. H. S
interesting bird talk with the aid students, went into active clean-
of colored films in the elementary high school campus
school auditorium before a large
assembly of members of the school
and their parents. Mr. Harwell
also imitated many bird calls and
whistled songs of his own compo
tive now is to get back to Chapel
I guess this is enough of my
mouth, so Fll close this letter.Keep
up the good work on the paper and
here’s hoping that your Basketball
season is a big success.
CPL. Wm. R. Pendergraft
Btry. D., 547th AAA AW Bn.
APO 65thi, c-o Postmaster
New York, New York
Those students bringing rakes and
shovels were excused from classes
for two days to take part in the
program. Bushes were pruned,
leaves were raked and burned, and
some time was used in cleaning up
the athletic field behind the Tin
Can. The committee heads stat
ed that although the grounds had
been much improved in the two
days of work, other plans are
being made to add to the ground
appearance of the campus.
Clyde Carroll was home for five
days from the Navy. When he
returns he expects oversea duties.
Amos Horne and Raymond
Stanbach And Lloyd
Last Thursday the basketball
teams, having completed their
season, were awarded athletic
letters. Mr, A. W. Honeycutt in
troduced the coaches, then turned
the program over to them.
The boys’ coach, ^‘Champ” Stan
bach, also athletic director of C.
H. H. S., was first. The co-cap-
tains, Billy Carmichael and
Johnny Gobbel, were called to the
front. They were followed by
James Howard Blake, the sea
son’s high-scorer and the re
maining varsity members. Also
recognized were the first string
subs and the “B” team. He
wished the team good luck, hop
ing that many would be back
another season. He stated that
this season would live with him
a long time.
After Stanbach’s farewell, the
girls’ coach. Miss Mary Jane
Lloyd, awarded athletic certifi
cates to the members of team. Eve
lyn Merritt being captain and the
seasons high scorer was the first
to receive her certificate. The re
mainder of the first team and subs
followed. “Yang” stated that she
had enjoyed the season immensely
in spite of the occasional disputes.
The athletic certificates receiv
ed by the teams, may be exchanged
for monograms at the Sport Shop.
Strowd, of the Navy and Army,
respectively, were seen in Chapel
Hill last week-end.
NO PAPER NEXT
Because of the Easter holi
days there will be no edition
of the Proconian next week.