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Vol. I—No. 7 U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C. Saturday, October 31, 1942 5c a Copy dOs and dOH7s Of Watch detail By Cadet Burt Saymon Despite the mocking interpretations of it presented at station Smokers by the Great O’Sullivan, Watch Stand ing is a serious business, both in pro viding protective measures for the group and useful training for the in dividual. In describing the functions of the office of the Senior Watch Officer, Lieut. Lloyd R. Sauer, states: “Stand ing watch teaches the cadet vigilance and attention to duty. He must con stantly be on the alert to prevent any attempt of sabotage. Cadets should not look upon a watch as a hardship but rather as a privilege. It is one of the most important duties of a naval of ficer, and every cadet should consider it as a definite part of his education in striving to earn his wings.” The first two weeks aboard, the new cadet is exempt from standing watch and is given an opportunity to become acquainted with the routine. Follow ing this period of indoctrination, his battalion is assigned to duty as sen tries, who cover all entrances to the Navy area and prevent the entrance of unauthorized persons. Fifteen cadets each day are detailed to this watch which operates on a three section basis between 0700 and 2130. During the fifth week, the cadet is assigned to watch duty for a 24-hour period as Junior Cadet Officer of the Day, Cadet Mate of the Deck, or Cadet Messenger in one of the halls, where he learns the details of the adminis tration of the regiment. A second week of this watch is assigned after a two- week wrestle with Math and Physics during which no watches are stood. The Security Watch is posted be tween 2130 and 0530, and it is their primary duty to maintain an alert watch to prevent any possible attempt to destroy or injure government prop erty or personnel. Each section stands a two hour watch and each cadet is re sponsible for the safety of his respec tive assignment. It is the task of Lieut. Sauer to se lect the 79 men needed daily for var ious points on the station and to super vise the program generally. The 79 See WATCH, page 2 Pre-Flighters Mark Navy Day at Raleigh CADET ROBERT GUNDEL Memorial services were held on Emerson Field Thursday af ternoon for Cadet Robert B. Gundel, who died at Watts Hos pital, Durham, N. C., Wednes day evening at 2305. The ceremony was attended by the regiment of cadets and personnel of the Pre-Flight School. A special guard of honor was formed and the deceased cadet’s platoon served as honor ary pallbearers. Cadet Gundel received a broken vertebra while exercis- ^^^g on the trampoline, Wednes day, Oct. 14. His death resulted from the injury, complicated by bronchial pneumonia. At his bedside when he died ^6i’e his mother and brother who live in Harrisburg, Pa. A graduate of Penn State, c ass of 1940, Cadet Gundel was ^ member of the 8th Battalion ^ ich came aboard on Sept. 3. asm aaraj J I L ' i 'm • 'V! EXECUTIVE OFFICER of the Pre-Flight School, Lt. Comdr. John P. Graff, is shown upper right as he delivered his Navy Day message to some 2,000 gathered in Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, and to his radio audience via the local stations. The inset picture in the upper left corner shows Josephus Daniels, former Secretary of the Navy, making his address, while immediately beneath it is an air view of the Pre-Flight all-Negro band which participated in the parade. For the bottom picture, the camera man caught some of the Pre-Flight cadets as they swung along the avenue. Boxing Returns to Station Smoker Scene Boxing returned to the Smoker scene last Wednesday night with three banging bouts that reflected fruitful results of the effort to instill compe titive spirit into Pre-Flight cadets. In the first of the punch-packed three-rounders. Cadet Paul V. Corn ing, (10th Battalion), 130-pounder from Manchester, N. H., jabbed into defeat Cadet Ernest L. Hunt, (10th Battalion), of Foxboro, Mass. The second event, in the 165-pound class, found Cadet Gideon R. Lemire, (7th Battalion), of New Bedford, Mass., mixing with Cadet Harold Schraer, (10th Battalion), from Brooklyn, N. Y. Lemire, weaving and tossing like a ship without ballast, out-maneuvered and outpointed his op ponent to cop the judges’ nod. Heavyweights battled in the final tilt, with Cadet Charles D. Blommen, (8th Battalion), of DuBois, Pa., win ning over Cadet Joseph W. Sobien, (7th Battalion), of Pittsburgh, Pa. The Smoker, held in Woollen Gym nasium, was spiced with a variety of music which included combination guitar and harmonica selections by Cadet James P. White, Jr., (6th Bat talion), of Winchester, Mass., and vocalizations by the Cloudbuster foot ball team’s “Pullman Car Quartet” consisting of Cadets Steve L. Huda- cek, Harold C. Boudreau, John J. Wit- kowski, and Charles E, Pierce—all former Fordham gridsters. Comedy in the form of mirthful satire was again supplied aplenty by Cadet William J. P. O’Sullivan, for mer New York City policeman. The student orchestra from Duke University originally scheduled to en tertain at the Smoker cancelled out and did not appear. The orchestra section of the Pre-Flight colored band fui'nished the music at a dance held after the Smoker for officers, enlisted men, faculty members and guests. Lt. Comdr. Gralf Is Principal Speaker; Cadets, Officers, Band Join in Parade Officers and cadets of the Pre-Flight School figured prominently in North Carolina’s most colorful observance of Navy Day in his tory last Tuesday. Leading the Pre-Flight participants in the special ceremonies at Raleigh in honor of the United States Navy and its fighting men was Lt. Comdr. John P. Graff, USN (Ret.), Executive Officer of the station, who was a featured speaker at the climax to the day’s pro gram in Memorial Auditorium where 232 youthful Tar Heels took the Navy oath and enlisted in the service. Preceding the enlistment ceremony was a mile-long parade that included a group of officers and the regiment of cadets from Chapel Hill, and the Pre-Flight all-Negro band. In his message of the day, Lieut. Comdr. Graff reminded his listeners that “To us in the service, every day is Navy Day. “Our fleet is again writing history in the greatest naval war of all times,” he said, “In the far Pacific, in the North Atlantic, in the sea lanes of the world, the Navy is fighting that Ameri ca may continue to be free. Navy men are fighting for you—for me—for all of us. And while Oct. 27, the birth day of Theodore Roosevelt, is set aside as Navy Day—every day is Navy Day as we honor our brave men in the fleet. “In recent years we have been in clined to take our fleet more or less for granted. But it was not until war reached our shores that we came to a full realization of the Navy’s import ance to our national welfare. . . . “America today is constructing the mightiest fleet the world has ever known. A vital part of our all-out war effort is concerned with the greatest naval construction program in history. “Since our Navy has to fight all over the world, we have determined to give it what is needed for the job. Not just enough ships and planes for here and there. But enough ships and planes for everywhere. Enough to blast the Jap ships out of the Pacific, the Nazi subs out of the Atlantic, and any other enemy aircraft wherever they might be. “We are now building a Navy mighty enough to sweep the seas of our enemies and clear the way for invasion. For today, as never before, we realize the truth embodied in the slogan for this Navy Day, 1942: Your Navy—First Line of Attack!” In his brief address before the same audience, Josephus Daniels, World War Secretary of the Navy and for merly U. S. Ambassador to Mexico, urged strongly that America must never again allow its Navy to lapse in strength. “Navy Day,” Mr. Daniels said, “com memorates a protest against com placency—the attitude of our country in permitting its Navy to lapse in Coming Events Oct. 31 — Free movie at Village Theatre, “They All Kissed the Bride” with Melvyn Douglas and Joan Craw ford. Feature begins at 1330, 1506, 1920 and 2056. Nov. 1 — Free movie at Village Theatre, “My Sister Eileen” with Rosalind Russell, Brian Aherne and Janet Blair. Feature begins at 1300 and 1450. Nov. 6—Camel Caravan at Memo rial Hall, starting at 1900. strength after each war. A strong Navy is our first line of defense, and in modern warfare, the first line of offense on the sea and in the air. “It is a serious day, one of conse cration heightened by the tragedy of the loss of the Lexington, the Wasp and the Yorktown. It is a day of chal lenge to all of us here at home. . . . Let us highly resolve that when we win the war, we will be vigilant to win the peace which eluded us after the World War.” In the early afternoon, preceding the parade, Army, Navy and Marine Corps officers were honored at a joint luncheon given by the various civic clubs of Raleigh. Officers from Chapel Hill attending the luncheon, in addition to Lt. Comdr. Graff, were: Capt. W. S. Popham, of the N. R. 0. T. C.; Comdr. Jesse Wright, senior medical officer of the Pre-Flight School; Lt. Comdr. Harvey Harman, director of athletics; Lt. Comdr. Benjamin Micou, supply officer; Lieut. James Raugh, regimental com mander; Lieut. Eric Arendt, chaplain; Lieut. Lloyd Sauer, senior watch of ficer; Lieut. John Gilday, head of nomenclature and recognition; and Ens. Leonard Eiserer, of the public re lations office. Lieut. Charles B. Neely, officer-in- charge of Navy recruiting in North Carolina, directed and was in charge of arrangements for the day’s celebra tion in Raleigh. New A-V(S) Officers Report for Academic Duty Among the new arrivals aboard ship are five A-V(S) officers ti-ansferred from Quonset Point, R. I.' They are Lieut. Francis X. Connors, assigned to teach Nomenclature and Recogni tion; Lieut. Renwick E. Curry, Lieut. Raymond P. Dugan, and Lt. (jg) An drew K. Marckwald, all assigned to Essentials of Naval Service; and Lt. (jg) Moses Abrahams, who will serve as instructor in mathematics and physics. Lt. (jg) Bernard J. Mulligan, D-V(S), from Peabody, Mass., has re ported here for a month of temporary duty. 570 More Cadets Arrive Largest number of cadets to arrive at one time here are the 570 who en tered training yesterday as the 12th Battalion. Twenty-four were formerly enlisted men of the Naval Reserve and 30 were regular Navy men. Ten marines and one Ensign, Lewis B. Hamity, USNR, from the USS Harris were also in ducted.