North Carolina Newspapers

    Vol. XV, No. 28
Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Thursday, May 10, 1945
Behind The News
By Rodney Waters
Civilians in Japan are under
going many privations now that
the war is coming right into their
big cities in the same form of de
vastation as that which they have
wrought on China and the people
of the South Pacific. Our B-29’s
make raids on Tokyo and all the
other big cities of Japan in the
effort to put out of commission a
part of the war industries. In
these raids many houses have been
destroyed, and no wonder, since
they are constructed mostly of
wood, tile, and paper. Every year
150,000 houses have to be rebuilt
due to fires, earth-quakes, and
other forms of natural devasta
Besides an acute housing short
age there is a rationing of all
foods such as rice, salt, eggs, and
fish. These have been rationed
since 1941 and sugar since 1940.
The average yearly consumption
of rice per person was 370 pounds,
but this has been cut to 40 pounds.
That is about % of a pint of rice
per day. Rice is their main food
but fish is second and there has
been a shortage of this food be
cause there is a lack of fishermen,
boats, and fuel for the boats.
The coast of Japan is heavily
mined and 85 boats were sunk in
two years due to many so unfor
tunate collisions which have add
ed a good many new ancestors to
Japanese families. On top of this
there is only enough fuel to oper
ate each boat about 4 or 5 days a
Nearly all forms of clothes have
been rationed since 1942 and the
scarcity has grown worse because
(See FACTS, page four)
Wildcats To Play Dunn Next Tuesday
Proconian Party Huge Success
As Sharkey And Stanbach Star
The feature event of the fes
tive week-end, the Proconian
Dance, held at the Episcopal Par
ish House, brought to a close Pro
conian Day, Saturday. Due to
precarious weather conditions the
Dutch Picnic was called off, but
the Wildcat’s victory was cele
brated in full at the dance.
At 10:30 the dancers drew up
their chairs and took in the first
half of the entertainment. A
quartet. Three Hits and a Miss,
sang “You Belong to My Heart.”
The well known recording of
“Chloe” was then plajfed over
the loudspeaker with the audience
joining in. Jimmy Blake and Ven-
itah Sanders performed a novel
ty number in form of an illustra
ted poem on types of dancers.
Coach Stanbach, taking over the
duties of Master of Ceremonies
introduced the highlight of the
(See PARTY, page four)
Hieseslinger Aids Coach Stanbach
In Training Cat Baseball Squad
A1 Hieseslinger from U. N. C.
is to be assistant coach of base
ball under “Bud” Stanback. He
has been helping to coach the wild
cats when Stanback was in the
hospital. A1 has and is doing a
good job. He has coached the
team for two games, one to M. O.
which was his first victory, 16-3,
and the other one also M. O.
which had a “bad Day” as A1 said
and lost 12-5.
Hieseslinger is in the same
fraternity as Stanback and is one
of his best friends. He is getting
along fine with the team and
(See AIDS, page three)
Alumni Notes
Watts Poe was home this week
on a four day leave.
Bill Kilpatrick was seen in the
village on a week-end pass from
Teddy Morgan, who was
wounded somewhere in Belgium,
is here now on leave.
Joe Harrer is here on fifteen
day leave from the Army.
George Pickard came home Sat
urday. He has been serving in
the Pacific area and took part in
several invasions, such as Saipan
and the Philippines.
Game To Be First Of
Series Semi-Finals "
The Chapel Hill High School
baseball team by virtue of their
17-4 victory over Hillsboro last
Saturday will meet a strong Dunn
High School nine this Tuesday in
Chapel Hill it was announced
this week by Athletic Director Bud
Whether or not the two teams
will play a series or a single game
was not known when this paper
went to press, but should more
than one game be played, the
second game of the series will be
played Friday at Dunn. If it is
necessary to play a third game,
that contest will be played the
early part of the following week
at an undisclosed spot.
Victory over Dunn would win
for the Wildcats the right to face
the winner of the 4th district
(Laurinburg, Sanford, and Ham
let). Victory over the winner of
this district would place the Hil-
lians in the State finals and win
them the right to face the west
ern winner.
Although no actual confirmation
has been given. Coach Bud Stan
bach will probably start his star
twirler, Bernard Lloyd, on the
mound with either Mebane Dur
ham or Leonard Smith behind the
Junior Marshals
Friday morning at the Senior
Class meeting the class elected
Junior Marshals. Billy Basnight
was chosen chief marshal. Those
to serve with him are Rodney
Waters, Ardie Hamilton, Clyde
Pridgen, Houston Teague, Mar
garet Taylor, and Jimmy Blake.
Marshals will officiate at the sen
ior play, baccalaureate service,
and at the commencement exer

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