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Vol. I—No. 8
U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Saturday, November 7, 1942
5c a Copy
Cadets Perform In Washington Tonight
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The second in the series of cadet
hops scheduled for the first Saturday
of each month will be held tonight to
the swingy rhythm of tunes played by
the Pre-Flight orchestra under the di
rection of M. L. Wall, Jr., Mus.lc.
The time: 2030 to 2315,
The place: Woollen Gymnasium.
The regiment of cadets is reminded
that smoking is taboo on the gym
floor, but is permitted in the passage
ways and on the terrace.
As on the previous occasion, Oct. 3,
the dances will be primarily TAG
<lances, thereby insuring a rapid turn
over in partners.
Liquid refreshments will be served
Taps for those attending the dance
will be at 2400.
With Blind dating
By Cadet Hillary Waugh
With “Cadet Hops” becoming
nionthly affairs, it may be well to ex
plain the intricacies of the blind date
system to many new cadets.
It s the Saturday morning of the
dance and as usual the future is very
dark. Suddenly the CMOD in his cus
tomary raucous voice attracts every
one to the hallway in the prescribed
manner. Waving a sheet of paper in
his hand, he tells everyone who is in
terested in a blind date for the dance
to sign up. You, having had some simi
lar matching experiences in the past,
hesitate momentarily, but finally, in
the hope—it springs eternally—that
you might get some Queen, you add
your name to the list and the mate
tells you to report to Alderman Hall
by 2020 at the latest.
At the appointed time, you put in
your appearance expecting to find the
girl to whom you’ve been assigned
Waiting for you. But your entrance
causes no flurry, and no wonder for
there is a mass of struggling cadets
over in one corner.
Joining the crowd you find one girl
in the middle. She has a list of the
available girls, but no list of boys.
Also the girl’s list is not very long.
However, you are not to be denied
and fight your way through and get
your name placed opposite that of
some girl. This girl’s name is Kitty,
which doesn’t sound the least discour
aging so you sit tight, always keeping
near the young lady with the list, as
does everyone else.
One girl, a neat number, comes
down and you hope her name is Kitty.
Some other fellow is told his date’s
at a sorority party and won’t be free
later, so he leaves and you smile,
hen you’re informed that Kitty has
^^other date for the evening.
However, since some of the other
®ss persevering cadets have given up,
ou try to get another girl, but no
to be had. There are some
lou ones sitting around the
but they aren’t dressed for
BLIND DATING, page 6
At No Cost to Them
Cadets To Receive Pre-'flight Sooidet
Pictures of all phases of cadet life
at the Pre-Flight School here are in
cluded in a colorful modernly designed
souvenir booklet which has just been
published through the cooperation of
Merin-Baliban, Philadelphia photog
raphers, with the Public Relations Of
fice. These booklets will be distribut
ed free to all cadets who attend the
school, and to the officials of this sta
Included in the 32 pages are places
for the cadet to place his own photo
graph and a picture of his platoon.
There is also a place for his record,
and for autographs of his friends, and
A sleek Navy plane bursting
through the clouds is portrayed in
brown and gold colors on the cover.
Among the individual photographs
contained in the booklet are those of
Vice Admiral John N. Tower, formerly
chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics, re
cently appointed Commander Air
Forces, Pacific Fleet; Capt. Arthur W.
Radford, director of the aviation train
ing division, Bureau of Aeronautics,
and Comdr. Thomas J. Hamilton, head
of Pre-Flight and physical training
division of the Bureau of Aeronautics.
Pictures of Comdr. 0. 0. Kessing,
commanding officer of this station, and
his staff are followed by those of offi
cers of the physical training staff.
Camera views of swimming, hand-to-
hand combat and wrestling, football,
basketball, gym tumbling, boxing,
mass exercise, military track, baseball,
tests and measurements, and the train
ing department are included in this
The military department, with ac
tion scenes, is followed by photographs
of the academic department, and pic
tures of Comdr. Jesse G. Wright, se
nior medical officer, and his depart
The center of the booklet is given
over to interesting scenes from local
cadet life. Pictures of the graduation
exercises for the First Battalion and
scenes about the campus conclude the
The men from every unit on the base
are being photographed individually,
and each man will eventually receive a
copy of the booklet free. Cadets who
have already been graduated will re
ceive their copies of the booklet at their
What a Request!
A ’Buster bouquet is here
with handed to members of the
Last week a member of this
group called the OD’s office at
Alexander shortly before taps,
and asked if he and about 10 of
his mates could get up at 0330
and study for some exams the
Taken by surprise the OD
didn’t know what to say at first,
but finally decided if they were
that interested in doing their
work well they should certain
ly be granted their wishes. So
the cadets did their studying in
the wee hours of the morning.
We didn’t check with the aca
demic department on the grades
made by the 7th Battalion last
week. If effort counts, though,
there should have been some pret
ty high marks.
16 Enlisted Men
Advanced in Rating
Sixteen enlisted men aboard ship
received advancements effective Nov.
1. They are as follows:
William Edwin Ashcraft, HAlc
V-6 to PhM3c V-6; William Henry
Cole, Jr., Mus2c V-6 to Music V-6;
Cyril Gerald Eming, RM3c to RM2c;
Walter Bert Everett, Seale M-2 to
CM3c M-2; Julian Barnette Jordan,
Mus2c V-6 to Music V-6; Richard
Brice Kitchen, Hale to PhM3c; Rod
ney Eugene McReynolds, Sk3c V-6 to
Sk2c V-6; Lee Roy Mears, Sea2c to
RM3c; James Daniel Morgan, Jr.,
Mus2c V-6 to Music V-6; Paul Adams
Hale Moseley, PhM3c V-6 to PhM2c
V-6; James Benton Parsons, Mus2c
V-6 to Lst Mus V-6; Dalton Reid Pat
terson, Hale V-6 to PhM3c V-6; Loyd
Becton Smith, Jr., Cox M-2 to BM2c
M-2; Paul Peter Stranger, Ha2c V-6
to Hale V-6; Melvin LJoyd Wall,
Mus2c V-6 to Music V-6; and Dean
Harold Walton, Hale to PhMSc V-6.
Will Be Opened
Early in December
The new $192,000 Pre-Flight in
firmary is expected to be ready for
Navy occupancy in early December,
Comdr. Jesse Wright, senior medical
officer, announced this week.
Already completed are the essential
parts of the framework, and workmen
are now installing water and gas
mains, heating and lighting lines,
flooring and roofing.
Completely fireproof, the three-story
brick building is planned for comfort
and convenience, and is to be supplied
with the most modei-n medical equip
ment available. Its designed capacity
is 50 beds, but this number can be in
creased readily, for under the present
plan the building is very spacious.
Built in Georgian style and facing
Kenan Stadium, the new infirmary
will be back-to-back with the present
University Medical building. The
ambulance entrance will be in the rear,
connecting with the present drive,
while the north end will be used as
the entrance for the cadets.
On the ground floor the reception
room is located just inside the cadet
entrance, next to the record room. This
floor will handle most of the infirmary
activities, as it houses the doctors’ of
fices, examination rooms, pharmacy,
laboratory and dental clinic, where a
staff of three dentists will be located.
On the second floor are both single
rooms and small wards, the private
rooms being ranged along the east
face. Above on the third floor are the
operating rooms, along with more pri
vate and ward beds. These floors are
served by an elevator and three stair
Heat will be supplied from the Uni
versity’s central heating plant.
When finished the infirmary will
provide centralization for all sick bay
activities. At present the main medi
cal offices are located on the second
floor of Alexander, and patients have
been staying at the University infirm-i
ai'y or at Watts hospital in Durham.
Dr. Hartsough Finds Car
Stolen from Lt. Greene
By Cadet H. Wesley Bogle
Lieut. C. W. Hartsough, Jr., of the
Medical Corps, proved to be an excel
lent sleuth last week when he recov
ered Lieut. Edwin W. Greene’s auto
mobile in Durham.
The car, a 1940 Ford convertible,
had been stolen on Saturday after
noon, Oct. 24, while Lieut Greene and
his two children were attending the
football game between the Camp Da
vis and Cloudbuster ‘B’ teams in Ke
The theft was discovered immedi
ately a’fter the game and although a
general alarm was sent out by the local
police, no trace of the vehicle was
found until Wednesday, Oct. 28, when
Dr. Hartsough found the car in Dur
He notified Lieut. Greene who ar
rived with the Durham police. Finger
prints were taken but as yet no trace
of the culprits has been found.
Missing from the car was a tire,
tube, rim, gas ration book, and car
registration. Found in the car was an
almost empty bottle of Old Drum
Nov. 7—Free movie at Village The
atre, “Holiday Inn” with Bing Crosby
and Fred Astaire. Feature begins at
1330, 1521, 1920 and 2116.
Nov. 7—Movie at Carolina Theatre,
“The Forest Rangers” with Fred Mac-
Murray and Paulette Goddard. Fea
ture begins at 1300, 1500, 1700, and
1900 and 2100.
Nov. 7 — Cadet dance in Woollen
Gymnasium, 2030 to 2315. Taps at
Nov. 8—Free movie at Village The-
ati’e, “The Lady Has Plans” with
Paulette Goddard and Ray Milland.
Feature begins at 1300 and 1425.
Nov. 8 — Movie at Carolina The
atre, “Who Done It” with Abbott and
Costello. Feature begins at 1300,
1500, 1700, 1900 and 2100.
Nov. 13—Kate Smith broadcast
from Memorial Hall, 2000 to 2055.
For Grid Fans
Ninety Chapel Hill Pre-Flight ca
dets are scheduled to demonstrate re
sults of their intensive and varied
physical training between halves of
the Cloudbuster-Georgetown football
game being played tonight under the
lights in Griffith Stadium, Washing
ton, D. C.
The group is composed of a drill pla
toon from the 9th Battalion, under the
direction of Lieut. Robert D. Robinson,
and 50 other cadets who will partici
pate in mass athletic activities. Lieut.
Charles Speidel, head wrestling coach,
is in charge of the latter group.
The cadets are making the trip, ex
plains Lt. Comdr. Harvey J. Harman,
director of athletics, to give Navy of
ficials and Washington football fans
at the game a sample view of some of
the activities in the Pre-Flight pro
“Some people have the idea that
there is little here in the way of sports
but football,” Lt. Comdr. Hai’man
stated. “We want the people in
Washington and the nation to know
that we are preparing the Pre-Flight
cadets to become the toughest fighting
pilots in the world.”
Thei'e will be an eighteen minute
program at halftime. During the first
five minutes 100 new V-5 Cadets will
be officially sworn in. They will
march on the field behind the Navy
Next the drill platoon will take the
spotlight and give a seven minute
drill, similar to the excellent exhibi
tion at the last outdoor Smoker.
Then the cadets participating in the
mass physical drill will perform at
each end of the field. One group will
start out playing soccer, and the oth
er will box. After several minutes the
soccer group will start tumbling, and
the boxing group will wrestle.
Both groups will then take basket
balls and weave and dribble between
one another to the obstacle course
which has been built around the foot
ball field. After they run over the 10
obstacles, the program will be com
The drill platoon has been practis
ing since Oct. 22. Out of the 50 cadets
only three had ever handled rifles be
We have made veiy rapid prog-
less, Lieut Robbie Robinson stated
Thuisday, and the boys are to be con-
giatulated for their cooperative
spirit. They have been drilling two
hours a day, one hour of which has
been on their own time.”
Those making the trip to participate
in the mass physical drill are: F. J.
Frantel, A. B. Sale, E. Wanca, J. E.
MacDougall, R. H. Buettner, H. H.
Adams, H. A. McKee, G. R. Lemire,
M. Zanger, P. W. Newman, R. S. Mul-
lancy, C. J. Sipp, W. R. Gandley, R. E.
Benson, V. J. Zaro, P. J. Pappas, c’
W. Schold, S. Kallaway, B. R. C.
Daignault, C. L. Cochran, L. Horvath^
W. J. Noctor, D. R. Robertson, W. M.
Sloan, H. L. Thompson, E. J. Artnak
R. E. Crandall, L. B. Hoffman, R. c!
Knoechel, J. 0. Conway, D. R. Lowry,
See WASHINGTON, page 6