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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 ^ ^ ^ Cadet Dance Held Tonight 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., 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 free. Taps for those attending the dance will be at 2400. to Expect 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. It isn’t. 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 tion. 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 miscellaneous snapshots. 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 section. 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 ment. 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 booklet. 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 flight base. What a Request! A ’Buster bouquet is here with handed to members of the 7th Battalion. 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 following day. 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. Navy Infirmary 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 ways. 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 nan Stadium. 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 ham. 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 whisky. Coming Events 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 2400. 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. To Exhibit Pre-Flighting 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 gram. “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 band. 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 pleted. The drill platoon has been practis ing since Oct. 22. Out of the 50 cadets only three had ever handled rifles be fore. 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

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