Thursday, May 10, 1945
Bootsie Lyons Honorary Editor
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 Stajf Photographer
Venitah Sanders Entertainment Chairman
Miss Manci Advisor
According to modern ideas of sportsman
ship, the important thing is to play the
game, fairly and cleanly. Clipping, hacking,
and cleating may be mere adaptations of
gladiatorial tricks, but they should not be
necessary today, when sports are not sup
posed to be life-and-death conflicts.
Teams play to please the spectators. Some
spectators claim to be interested in good
sportsmanship. Yet the interests of “good
sportsmanship” never demanded the presence
of an umpire, a fleld judge, a head linesman,
and a host of minor officials at a football
game, to insure that no one gets away with
anything. If high school spectators want to
keep on spectating, they are going to have
to change their taste in methods of playing.
We would not have played Hillsboro in base
ball this year if we could have entered the
State championships in any other way. In
all probability, we shall not play them next
year if we can help it.
We have all seen what happened at basket
ball games last winter. At the present rate,
CHHS and the other schools may soon have
such feuds with one another that none will
dare to play away from home.
It may seem to be a long way in the future,
but we think that unless there is a change
in attitude toward inter-scholastic athletic
competition, we are eventually going to find
ourselves without opponents or without offi
cial support for playing.
All the Family
We walked into English Class the other
day and were discussing our writings with
Miss Manci. “Do you think we need more fire
in our compositions,” we asked Miss Manci.
“Just the opposite,” she replied. . . . After
defeating Hillsboro the other day. Coach Bud
Stanbach has a new motto for the baseball
team—“It’s just got to be Dunn.”
On entering the study hall the other day
we noticed a little girl sitting at one of the
tables, crying her eyes out. “What’s wrong,
little girl?” we asked, seeking to comfort her.
The little girl looked up, and drying the tears
from her eyes replied, “I’m the only girl in
High School John Egbert didn’t ask to the
Proconian Party!” . . . And then there’s the
fellow in Mrs. MacKinney’s choir who felt
so dejected because he could get to first bass
.... Latest reports lead us to believe that
Houston Teague has become the leading can
didate for the office of president of the stu
dent body. All we are saying is that as far as
we can see it’s not Teague himself, but his
nose—That’s not what some people think, of
course. . . . Tourist folder just received:
Come to cozy corners, the most peaceful place
in the world. Here’s a place where you can
get away from all the noises and worries of
life, including Rebekah Huggins... . An amaz
ing accident happened the other day down
at the Pre-Flight school. It seems that dur
ing the morning a car came speeding up the
street toward the school, and, unable to check
its speed, side-swiped one of the little guard
houses, knocking it to the ground. Immediate
ly a large crowd formed and as the Officer of
the Day came rushing down from his office,
the cadet who was on watch and in the house
at the time of the accident crawled out of the
wreckage and began to attempt to right the
booth. At this point the O.D. rushed up and
inquired as to what had happened. Immedi
ately the Cadet snapped to attention. “Cadet
John Jones, In command of Post One, sir,”
he said to the officer and then sizing the situa
tion up in the words of a great quotation con
tinued, “Booth crushed to earth will rise
again.” . . . And then there’s the C. H. H. S.
student who won’t believe that George Cum
mins wasn’t born on the First of April. . . .
It happened the other day in the girls’ fizz
ed class. The instructor was explaining to
the girls how to play soccer. “Now remember,
girls, the object to the game is to either kick
the ball or kick one of the opponents in the
shins,” said the coach, giving her last in
structions. “Now where is that ball I brought
out here.” Suddenly the familiar voice of
Bootsie Taylor piped up, “Never mind the
ball. Let’s get on with the game.” ... We
went down to swimming practice the other
day in order to get a look at “Casey’s
Clowns”. All we could see was Waters,
Waters, Waters. . . . When asked where he
thought the major battle of the Third World
War would be fought, a certain campus wit
replied, “Down at the Chapel Hill bus sta
tion.” ... We have just finished reading the
latest copy of the Crime Prevention Journal
My, my the new love affairs that have
sprung forth due to the approaching Junior-
Senior dance. Also we have found some other
interesting love affairs.
Hilda Sharkey’s torch singing really
brought the boys out of their hiding places.
We can mention quite a few but this isn’t the
time or the place.
Choir is quite interesting isn’t it, Billy
Basnight? Especially when Dot Hogan is sit
ting in front of you, and you discover that
she didn’t have a date for the Proconian
Dance—A nice time was had by both of you
Sailors have always been known for their
collection of pictures, haven’t they Huggins?
Especially Bob Scott Langely. That is a won
derful picture you had made for the annual
New loves for the Junior-Senior are be
ginning to shine forth already—We hear from
very reliable sources that David Sharpe is
preparing to ask Carlyle Markham for the
privilege of escorting her to the dance.
Rose Marie Green must have met a lot of
service boys in her Saturday night rounds.
Recently she wrote to several different boys
in one night. These boys don’t know that they
are getting doubled-crossed, do they Rose?
What has happened to Johnny (Casanova)
Gobble and his followers? It seems that they
have decreased to almost nothing recently.
Shouldn’t you do something about it, Johnny?
Lately we have seen Preston Carroll and
Venitah Sanders together quite a bit. “In
spring a young mans fancy often turns to
love”. This is a very true saying in this case
isn’t it, Preston?
Wilda Andrews seemed to have quite a time
at the Proconian Dance. What has happened
to Frank, or does he know he’s being two-
and find that according to the newest surveys
the greatest cause of suicide in America is—
you guessed it—History contracts. . . .
SUNDAY and MONDAY
Ginger Rogers — Joseph Gotten
I’LL BE SEEING YOU”