Vol. XV—No. 24
Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Thursday, April 12, 1945
First High School Career Day Is Presented
To Be With Husband
Mrs. Mary Jane Whitehouse,
High School Science teacher,
leaves C. H. H. S. this week after
serving over six months in this
capacity. The announcement came
after Mrs. Whitehouse had told
school officials that she wished to
leave in order to join her husband,
who has been assigned to an
Army Air Base in Florida.
Mrs. Whitehouse came to the
High School in September to
take over the duties of science
teacher. It was during the Christ
mas holidays that she surprised
the student body by marrying Lt.
Bill Whitehouse, who had recent
ly returned from overseas. After
their honeymoon, Mrs. White-
house returned to her teaching
duties while Lt. Whitehouse was
being treated in Staunton, Vir
ginia, for injuries sustained while
overseas. Now fully recovered, he
has returned to active service at
a Florida Air Base. It is here
that Mrs. Whitehouse will join
For Senior Play
Seniors have recently selected
Sidney Howard’s play. The Late
Christopher Bean, for the annual
senior play. Try-outs and re
hearsals for the production to be
given May 18 will begin in the
near future under the direction of
Miss Mary Tom Colones, member
of the Playmakers and graduate
student in Dramatic Arts.
The Late Christopher Bean is a
comedy in three acts. The setting
is a New England home; the
time, the present.
It is hoped that the Playmaker
Theater may be secured for the
Bauer Takes Command As New
Physical Ed Program Is Begun
Fred Bauer, athletic scholar
ship student at U. N. C. has taken
over the duties of a Physical Ed.
Director at C. H. H. S.
Bauer, a native of Tom Lane’s
hometown. Palmyra, N. J., is
carrying on this physical train
ing program as a part of Educa
tion 99 at the University. He has
divided the physical ed. class into
four sections which alternately
play softball and volleyball.
After several weeks at the job
he says, ‘T enjoy teaching Phys.
ed. because the boys show such a
fine spirit of cooperation.”
Swim Team Ready
For First Big Meet
The Chapel Hill High School
swimming team, coached by Willis
Casey and Jack Davis, will have
a meet soon, it was announced re
cently. According to Coach Casey
the meet will be staged in Chapel
Hill with Goldsboro during the
next three weeks. Other meets
will include dual events with Tar-
boro, Wilmington, and possibly
The team began practice a
little over a month ago, and has
made a great deal of progress
since. Practice is held every
afternoon in Bowman-Gray pool
from 6 till 7.
Team captain is Rodney Waters,
who specializes in distance, com
petition in backstroke, and free
style. Other members of the team
are: Bill Browne, backstroke;
Stanley Cohen, breaststroke;
Charles Bartlett, breaststroke;
Bobby Phillips, freestyle; Robert
Brooks, freestyle; Donald Hollo
way, freestyle; Neal Creighton,
diving; Harold Cheek, diving.
Physical Ed Director
Junior Kiwanians Named
In a recent senior class meet
ing, si:5i girls were elected to be
the guests of the Kiwanis club at
its last meeting of the school
year. As has been the practice in
past years, the seniors will have
charge of the complete program
following a dinner at the Carolina
Those attending will be: Evelyn
Merritt, Betty Ward Sparrow,
Venitah Sanders, Helen Jane Wet-
tach, Jean Farrell, Helen Phillips
and Barbara Cashion.
V ocational Planning
Is Theme Of Meet
Kiwanis-sponsored Career Day,
a program of lectures and discus
sions designed to help students de
cide on fields of work for their vo
cations, was held last Tuesday in
C. H. H. S.
An assembly period at 8:45, to
give a background for Career Day,
began the program. This was fol
lowed by the key address, deliv
ered by Dr. W. D. Perry, director
of vocational study at the Univer
sity, who emphasized the impor
tance of thinking about vocations
At 9:55 the first discussion pe
riod was held. The topics were
Technology, led by Lt. E. H.
Staehling of the Pre - Flight
School; Agriculture, led by Dr.
Don Matheson; Business, with Dr.
John B. Woosley; and Fine Arts,
led by Mrs. Margaret Lee Maaske
and Mr. Kenneth Nees.
At 11 o’clock Dr. Perry led the
discussion group on military vo
cations; Mr. Floyd Shaver on
Government jobs; Mrs. Clarence
Heer on Social Work; Dr. M. J.
Rosenau on Science; and Dr. W.
Carson Ryan on professional
There was another assembly at
12 o’clock for discussion of con
Preparation for Career Day has
been in progress for some time.
Results of Junior and Senior
preference tests were the basis
for selecting topics for discussion.
Last week students received lists
of conference topics and indicated
their first, second, and third
choices. The discussion group lists
were then made up from the lists
of choices, giving each student his
first, and either second or third
choices, to fill the two discussion