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Saturday, February 27, 1943
Vol. 1—No. 23 Sat., Feb. 27, 1943
Published weekly at the U. S. Navy Pre-^
Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C., under super
vision of the Public Relations Office. ContHbu-
tions of news, features, and cartoons are
welcome from all hands and should be turned in
to the editorial office, Room 218, Alexander
CoMDR. John P. Graff, USN (Ret.)
Lieut. Comdr. James P, Raugh, USNR
Lieut, (jg) Kidd Brewer, USNR
Public Relations Officer
Editor: Ensign Leonard Eiserer, USNR
Associate Editor: Orville Campbell, Y3c
— 'Buster Sits—
Among the many Chapel Hill cadets who
were lured from other branches of the service
into the V-5 program by their desire for wings
Walter D. Kapka, of Chicago, 111., who held
the rank of lieutenant, junior grade, and
served as engineering officer in the Naval
Reserve before becoming a cadet. Commis
sioned right after graduation from the Uni
versity of Illinois in 1941 with a B.S. degree
in mechanical engineering, Kapka was sta
tioned at.NAS Banana River, Fla., NAS Nor
folk, Va., and NACSB Atlanta, Ga.
Robert M. Saunders, of Newport News,
Va., served as ensign for almost a year
before transferring to V-5. Saunders holds an
A.B. degree,fi’om George Washington Univer
sity (1937), an LL.B. from the University of
Virginia (19'40), and worked as an attorney
in civilian life.
LeRoy McArthur, of Buhl, Idaho, who has
been in the Navy for the past seven years,
serving three of them with the Asiatic Fleet.
Charles N. Scarborough, of Okmulgee,
Okla., whose four years in the Navy includes
three on the USS Maryland and six months as
diesel instructor at a sub chaser training cen
ter. He was rated MMIc before becoming a
William G. Mance, of Sturgis, S. D., who
has flown for one and a half years as a
mechanic in Naval PBY-5 planes. ...
A speedster on skates is Cadet Joseph F.
Fullin, of Norwalk, Conn., who in 1941 cop
ped the national 5-mile speed skating title and
was rated as a Silver Skates champion in
Rhode Island. . . .
After lettering 11 times in four sports in
high school. Cadet Warren M. Hamscher, of
Emmaus, Pa., went on to earn three letters
each in football and basketball at Franklin-
Marshall College. He is currently playing a
good court game for the Pre-Flight Cloud-
busters. . . . Collecting jazz records is the
hobby of Cadet Leonard S. Kaplan, of New
Bedford, Mass., who has accumulated more
than 3,000 of the hot discs.
By Lieut. Eric H. Arendt
Chajjlain Corps, USN
Before very long another Chaplain will be
writing this column. I do not know exactly
when he will arrive, but coming to our school,
he will undoubtedly be very much surprised—
As the day of detachment approaches, I can
not help but have mixed emotions. This is
truly a great school, built upon ideals, not only
of sound theory, but of time-tested fact, which
will better enable us to attain victory and to
enjoy the post war world. In other words, the
government wants us all to have the maximum
chance of survival against our enemy.
When the new chaplain arrives he will not
find what many of us found when the school
first opened. Things are going along at a
great pace—“full speed ahead”—offering to
each and every one an equal opportunity to
make the best of his time and effort. He will
come into a place where precedents have been
established. He will see a happy group of
Chaplain Arendt Receives
Order for Sea Duty
Lieut. Eric H. Arendt, USN, who has served
here as the station’s Chaplain since last June
1, has received ordei's transferring him to sea
duty and will leave as soon as his successor
In addition to his work as pastor and coun
sellor, Chaplain Arendt has carried on the
work of welfare officer, supervising the pro-!
gram of entertainment at the station.
The seagoing Chaplain has been on active:
duty in the Navy since August, 1940, and spent
20 months aboard the USS Quincy before com
ing to Chapel Hill.
cadets who are here because they chose thisi
branch of the service, and nothing is more
conducive to happiness than that.
The new chaplain is going to be delighted
with the splendid cooperation he will have
from Father Edward Sullivan and Rabbi
Joseph Gitin in assisting him ,in his primary
responsibility. And he is going to find a choir
which assists so significantly in the spirit and
beauty of our services on Sunday morning.
Is it any wonder that one has “mixed emo
tions”? My thoughts will always include this
great Pre-Flight School when I think of a
happy tour of duty, brief as it has been.
Some of us will meet again. When we do,
there will have been established a bond of
friendship which is lasting. God bless you.
by Milton Caniff, creator of “Terry and the Pirates”
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