Thursday, April 12, 1945
Barbara Cashion Editor-in-Chief
Bill Carmichael Associate Editor
Rebekah Huggins Business Manager
Houston Teague Sports Editor
E. C. Smith, Jr Circulation Manager
Harold Cheek Exchange Editor
Frances Ellinger Feature Editor
Sam Ross Publicity Editor
Robert Brooks Staff Photographer
Venitah Sanders Entertainment Chairman
Miss Manci Advisor
Jobs For The Future
Career Day has brought home to the stu
dents of C. H. H. S. the realization that it
won’t be long before we will be hunting per
Right now the problem of finding jobs for
10 million returning servicemen faces the
country. Some of these men will want to
complete their educations; more will want
jobs: not the jobs they were promised by
their employers when they left, but better
ones. The problem of women who have taken
war jobs will have to be answered. And pub
lic opinion will force employers to offer open
ings to servicemen rather than to us.
One fact stands out above all others: the
better prepared we are now, the better our
chances will be in years to come. There will
be few openings for persons without training
in a definite field.
The main purpose of Career Day was to get
us to think about our futures. At long last
there has been an admission that the war has
brought a change in the system of “prolonged
childhood” current a few years ago, and we
are being encouraged to do a little personal
planning for our proposed careers.
What we need most is encouragement to
think, to try to make sense out of what we
learn, and to apply it. We need to find our
aptitudes and to some extent plan our futures
accordingly. We are going to start earning
our daily bread under extremely difficult cir
cumstances. It is our duty to think and pre
pare now as best we can.
All the Family
It may he old
And not too true,
But what do we care?
It’s all about you.
Charles Valentine has been beating Colbert
Leonard’s time over the spring holidays to
the vast enjoyment of Miss Wescoat. Walk
ing in the woods is fun, David, so you’d bet
ter look out for your interests—
Robert Brooks and Nancy Shields are still
Bill Lindsay is trying to get up another
hayride. He must have had fun on the last
one—with Nancy Bailey. Others having fun
on said hayride were: Madeline Jennings and
Bobby Ray, and Dot Hogan and Snooky Riggs-
Others having an extra good time were
Preston Carroll and Nancy Williams and
Leonard Smith and Faye Jones. We’ve been
told that they disappeared during the hay
Miss Manci and Miss Pilley cornered the
army last week — Miss Manci ranked the
bunch. Miss Pilley was runner-up with a
That eternal triangle, George, Ardie, and
Smitty is making news again. Tennis is a
heck of a way to romance — Some racket
We wonder why Jeweldine Merritt goes
around with her head up in the air — of
course, she’s been seeing a lot of “Gene”
Chester^—she tells us.
Watts Sparrow seems to like that Jersey
accent and Alice Bruce’s accent, too.
Theme song of a certain senior girl—“Has
Anyone Seen My Mouse?” Incidentally, Nancy
Cobb asked Brother Rat (Teague to you) to
the Freshman Hayride. He went. Johnny
Gobbel went (and how) with Dot Hogan.
Looks like this couple got a G 0 0 D start out
at George’s the other week. Bill Sonntag felt
neglected so he went along anyway—in his
After that riotous Junior-Senior game when
lovers could once again speak to each other,
lots went on—
Heard on the street afterwards, a quartet
of Senior belles blasting forth with “We are
the Senior girls—we love the Junior boys—
etc.” (Wonder which one Wettach likes now
—she sang like mad!)
Seen in the Varsity after the game: Ward
Peacock, Rodney Waters, and David Sharpe
entertaining Betty Sue Duncan, Betsy Emory
and Joyce Ferguson, while in another booth
Bill Basnight was cornered by three senior
dames—plus Dot Hogan.
By the way, we wonder how Dot ever got
into that Ford coupe?
SILO —“Full of Corn”
ADDED NOTES ON A BROKEN NECK:
We were taken to the hospital the other day,
supposedly with a broken neck . . . Miss Manci
always warned us about sticking our necks
out . . . And didn’t “Boots” Taylor tell us not
to date those girls Teague and Wiley go out
with . . . After three hours in the hospital we
took a turn for the nurse . . . That night we
couldn’t sleep, so we decided to strike up a
conversation with the fioor nurse. So we
went out in the hall and asked her if she’d
like some company. After a few minutes she
remarked she didn’t like such close company.
For some reason we didn’t hear her. Now
we know why they called them “floor” nurses.
They really floor you ... The girls in the X-ray
department voted us the boy whose third ver
tebra they’d most like to X-ray . . . They put
us on a stretcher and took us down to the
operating room. After the initial examina
tion, they forgot to put our shirt back on.
Soon we became cold, and in an effort to re
lieve this condition we sat up on the stretcher
and chanced to remark, “I cold. I think I’ll
put on my shirt.” That did it. Immediately
the nurses came rushing from everywhere.
“He’s having a chill! He’s having a chill!
Must be suffering from shock!” they screamed.
Forcefully we were thrown back on the
stretcher and four or five blankets were
thrown over me. The heat was almost un
bearable and soon large beads of sweat began
to appear on my forehead. This new devel
opment seemed to please some of my assail
ants who remarked, “There, I told you so.
Chills and fever. Get the doctor.” ... We
weren’t discharged. We escaped . . . And
all we can say for the food is that they feed
you three times a day . . . And then there’s
the woman down the hall who kept yelling,
“I don’t want Dr. So-in-So or Dr. So-in-So. I
want Dr. Brent!” . . . Moral to this story:
Maybe they ought to shoot columnists like
they do horses.
Do You Know? ...
Not one person in 100,000 can pronounce
all these common words correctly: data;
gratis; culinary; cocaine; gondola; version;
impious; chic; Caribbean; Viking.
The “butterfly” was originally caller “flut-
Benjamin Franklin is the originator of
Daylight Saving Time.
SUNDAY and MONDAY
“KEEP YOUR POWDER
Laraine Day • Susan Peters