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Saturday, Marck 13, 1943
Vol. 1—No. 25 Sat., March 13, 1943
Published weekly at the U. S. Navy Pre-^
Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C., under super
vision of the Public Relations Office. Contribu
tions of news, features, and cartoons are
welcome from all hands and should he turned in
to the Public Relations Office, Navy Hall.
CoMDR. John P. Graff, USN (Ret.)
Lieut. Comdr. James P. Raugh, USNR
Lieut. Kidd Brewer, USNR
Public Relations Officer
Editor: Ensign Leonard Eiserer, USNR
Associate Editor: Orville Campbell, Y3c
By Lieut. Eric H. Arendt
Chaplain Corps, USN
There are many persons who ought to go to
Church that do not take the trouble. They
could go, but they do not want to go, so it just
There are some reasons why we ought to
take the trouble to go to Church, even when
the “compulsory” attendance is removed.
Briefly, I shall state some of these reasons.
First, the Church symbolizes the American
way of life. It represents the embodiment of
those ideals for which we are fighting. There
fore, unless you are willing to make your sac
rifices “for the fun of it,” the Church ought to
become moi'e meaningful to you.
Second, the Church offers one an opportun
ity to get completely away from oneself.
People that are the most tired have the strong
est reason for going to church, for it offers
a relaxation and rest in an atmosphere that
is completely different. Getting into this
atmosphere is soothing to the nerves.
Third, the Church offers an opportunity for
us to meet together on a level other than com
petitive, professional and commercial. We
meet together on Sunday on the one ground
of a “common humanity.”
Fourth, the Church offers an opportunity
for us to give our thanks to God for the many
blessings with which He has bestowed us.
And fifth, going to Church offers the oppor
tunity for us to regain, or retain, our self-
It is just as easy to get into the habit of
church-attendance as it is to get out of the
habit, but it is more important to do the former
if anyone has concern for his God, his fellow
men, his Country. And w^ho among us can
deny that we have this concern?
— 'ffi/ster Bits—
Thanks to Cadet Louis Kustas, of Batavia,
N. Y., for calling attention to the fact that no
less than five namesakes of popular band lead
ers are to be found in E-3 of the 15th Battalion,
The cadets with music-making names are:
Jack (Blue) Barron, of Penns Grove, N. J.;
Job (Bobby) Byrnes, of Brooklyn, N. Y.;
Bill (Al) Donahue, of Brooklyn, N. Y.;
Bill (Kay) Kaiser (Kyser), of Freeport, N.
Y.; and Irving (Charlie) Spivak, of Syra
cuse, N. Y. . . .
A konked out motor in the Piper Cub in
which he was practicing forced landings dur
ing primary CPT at Cornell, gave Cadet
Joseph Sullivan, of Saranac Lake, N. Y., a
close brush with death. The plane spun in
from 75 feet and was completely wrecked, the
instructor badly hurt, but Sullivan escaped
with minor injuries. . . .
Cadet George G. Strasser, of Brooklyn, N.
Y., sang on Fred Allen’s radio program in
June, 1942, appearing as the “most talented
undergraduate” from St. John’s University.
... Cadet William H. Burns, Jr., of Jackson
ville, Fla., sex’ved as a lifeguard at Jackson
ville Beach for three years and received Red
Cross Life Saving certificates for saving two
lives. He is an expert first aider and was once
given official Naval citation for fixing a broken ,
leg and administering other first aid to an in
jured man. . . .
Main hobby of Cadet Joseph A. Barkley,
Jr., of Wilmington, Del., is the unusual one
of designing, constructing and flying gas
model airplanes. Starting with the familiar
rubber band types, Barkley progressed to the
point where, at the time of entering the Navy,
he had six gas models, several of which can
be operated from the ground by means of wires
or strings and are capable of about 60 mph....
Dale W. Anderson, of Lincoln, Neb., who
held the rating of aviation machinist mate,
second class, before becoming a V-5 cadet, at- '
tended the Navy Parachute Material school at }
Corpus Christi, Tex., and served as instructor
there for six months. During the course of his
work there, he made two free fall jumps from
2,000 feet with parachutes packed by himself.
Among the not too common civilian occu
pations reported by cadets here is that of
Charles A. Charlet, Jr., (18th Battalion), i
from Baton Rouge, La. Charlet worked six *
months as an embalmer for the Rabenhorst
Funeral Home at Baton Rouge.
Jack Marconi, of Union City, N. J.^
served with the Fourth Regiment, U. S. Marine
Corps, in Shanghai, China, from 1938 to 1941.
As might be expected, his preference for duty
after winning his wings is to fly with the
Marines in the Pacific area.
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