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Vol. 1—No. 22
U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Saturday, February 20, 1943
State Officials Visit Station
^Governor Broughton Praises
Pre-Flight Training Program
U. S. Navy Pre-Flight officials staged a he-man’s show
Thursday afternoon for 140 members of the state legisla
ture, council of state, and Honorary Cadet Battalion Com
mander Governor J. Melville Broughton, all of whom came
to Chapel Hill especially to watch the Pre-Flight cadets go
through their paces.
With about 60 additional State officials and visitors, the
group also toured the new buildings that have been erected
here since the Pre-Flight school opened last May.
The legislators boarded three special buses in Raleigh
at 2:15, were welcomed in Chapel Hill at 3 by Lt. Comdr.
James P. Raugh, USNR, executive officer, and before being
guests of the Pre-Flight school for dinner, had toured the
campus taking quick glances as the Navy cadets ran the
obstacle course, and engaged in football, boxing, pushball,
basketball, wrestling, soccer, and swimming.
After dinner, demonstrations in hand-to-hand combat
and mass exercise drills were run off in Woollen
Gymnasium. At 9 o’clock the distinguished visitors re
turned to Raleigh, many surprised but all tremendously
^pleased with Pre-Flight training.
Good News and Congratulations
February 15, 1943
COMMANDING OFFICER’S MEMORANDUM
Subject: Promotion of Commander 0. O. Kessing, U. S. N.
1. Commander 0. 0. Kessing, U. S. N., the first Commanding
Officer of this U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, was promoted to the
rank of Captain, U. S. N., date of rank effective 20 January 1943.
2. The Commanding Officer takes great pleasure in making
this announcement to the Officers, Crew, Regiment of Cadets, and
Civilian Personnel of this naval activity.
John P. Graff
Governor J. M. Broughton
Pre-Flight Woman’s Club
The Pre-Flight Woman’s Club
will hold its monthly meeting next
Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock
in Lenoir Dining Hall, Mrs. How
ard Hamilton, chairman, an
Speaker for the occasion will be
Mrs. Guy Johnson who will dis
cuss new points of the war ration
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On next Thursday an office will
be- set up on the second deck in
Alexander Hall to aid all hands
with their income tax problems.
An officer will be present through
out the day to answer any ques
tions and all those concerned are
urged to drop by and clear up their
Pi'oblems. Income tax forms (1040
and 1040A) will be available.
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Tonight at 2000 the University
of North Carolina basketball quin
tet plays its final home game meet
ing the University of South Caro
lina in Woollen gym. Cadets are
invited to attend as guests of the
South Carolina has one of the
finest teams in the conference, and
at present are second to Duke in
the standings. The Tar Heels need
a victory tonight to give them a
spot in the annual Southern Con
ference basketball tournament
scheduled to be held in Raleigh in
taking Good Record
A letter received recently by Lt.
Comdr. James P. Raugh, USNR,
^ecutive officer here, stated that
/^'f’light cadets taking naviga-
^on training at Coral Gables, Fla.
for the most part, doing a
Former Cloudbuster artist and
adet—-Gene Aiello—^who is in
Gaining there writes the Cloud-
Uster that the program is fine,
that his Pre-Flight training
gave him an excellent back-
§i"ound for his navigation studies.
Feb. 20—Free movie at Village
Theatre, “White Cargo” with
Hedy Lamarr and Walter Pidgeon.
Short Subject, “History in the
Making.” Feature starts at 1330,
1519, 1930, and 2119.
Feb. 21—Free movie at Village
Theatre, “Woman of the Year”
with Spencer Tracy and Kath
arine Hepburn. Feature starts at
1318 and 1523.
At the Carolina
Feb. 20 — “Andrew Hardy’s
Double Life” M^ith Mickey Rooney
and Lewis Stone.
Feb. 21—“Keeper of the Flame.”
18 New OflScers
Report for Duty
Eighteen new officers, all of
whom just recently completed V-5
training in the seventh Indoctri
nation School held here, reported
for duty during the past week.
They are: Lt. (jg) Otis W.
Douglas, Jr.; Lt. (jg) Donald G.
Edgar; Ensign Erwin G. Fieger,
Jr.; Lt. (jg) John L. Fenlon; En
sign Jerome T. Femal; Ensign
John B. Handrahan; Lieut. George
E. Hatfield; Lt. (jg) Frank W.
Kirkleski; Ensign John D. Mac-
Bain; Ensign Thomas M. McCon-
See NFW OFFICERS, page U
“We’ll make no speeches and
you needn’t either,” Lt. Comdr.
Raugh commented in his welcome
to the legislators amid sighs of
relief on both sides, but Governor
Broughton told a reporter at the
close of the program:
“I’m tremendously impressed
with the variety and thoroughness
of the Pre-Flight program. Those
who designed it did a good job
and the cadets who go through
the training are equipped for
every type of conquest.
“I’m also pleased with the fine
types of young men to be found
here. They are the pick of the
youth of America in character
and ambition. The training will
not only make them the best fliers
in the world, but it will make
them the best citizens after the
war. It is fortunate that the
members of the General Assem
bly were able to see the program
Ensign Peter Fick, who holds
the world’s record for the 100
meters with a time of 56.4 sec-
See OFFICIALS, page i