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Vol. 1—No. 26
U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Saturday, March 20, 1943
10 Officers Detached
During Past Week
Ten more Pre-Flight officers
Were detached during the past
'veek, seven being transferred for
Those leaving for duty with the
fleet are Lieut. Forest H. Kendall,
USNR, platoon officer; Lieut.
George F. Neilan, USNR, assist
ant coach, boxing; Lieut. C. A.
Shollenberger, USNR, assistant
coach, wrestling; Lieut. Warren
E. Lentz, USNR, assistant coach,
Swimming; Lieut. Thomas W. O’
Connor, USNR, assistant coach,
hand-to-hand; Lieut, (jg) An
thony Rubino, USNR, assistant,
labor engineering; and Lieut, (jg)
Ii’ving S. Tutt, USNR, assistant,
The following three were trans
ferred to the Naval Air Naviga
tion School, Hollywood, Fla.:
Lieut, (jg) Sam Donato, USNR,
assistant coach, football; Lieut.
Og) William J. Hartwell, USNR,
Assistant coach, hand-to-hand; and
®ns. Stanley F. Pechar, USNR,
Assistant coach, swimming.
* * *
Seven enlisted men have re
ported here for duty during the
The new members of the crew
George C. Shirley, Sk2c;
^alph E. Ficken worth, Sk2c;
Howard E. Faok, S2c; John M.
^^I'kasovsky, S2c; James D.
Si'own, Sk3c; Ernest R. Cross,
®k3c, and Odie E. Ford, CCStd.
* * *
‘Keep Off the Grass’
All Naval personnel attached to
station are requested by the
Commanding Officer to cooperate
fully with the University of North
Carolina in the “Keep Off the
^I’ass” program instituted to pro-
tect the newly planted and sodded
^^^eas around the campus.
Certain sections of the Navy
^I’ea are included in the “help the
Public Invited to Visit
Navy Hall Tomorrow
Navy Hall, the new Pre-Flight building on
Country Club Road directly behind Stacy Dormi
tory, will be open for inspection by the public
from 1-100 to 1700 tomorrow, it was announced
during the past week by Comdr. John P. Graflf,
USN (Ret.), Commanding Officer of the Pre-Flight
To]) ranking officers of the station are scheduled
to be OH hand to greet the guests. University
officials, students, and townspeople are cordially
invited to inspect the building.
Xavy Hall contains public lounge rooms on the
main iloor for the use of Cadets, their families
luid friends. The main room is furnished with red,
I brown and green leather uphol
stered chairs and divans. A large
open fireplace is at each end of
One of the wings is provided
with game tables, while the oppo
site wing is occupied by the Pub
lic Relations Department, which
maintains an information desk
near the main entrance of the
building for the convenience and
assistance of all visitors. Navy
Hall has been designated by the
Commanding Officer as the official
visitors’ entrance to the Pre-
Flight School, and all cadets are
requested to notify their visitors
of this arrangement and instruct
them to call at Navy Hall when
they wish to come on the station.
THE COLONIAL STYLED main entrance to Navy Hall is shown in
the top picture, while the bottom interior view reflects the comfort
able, club-like atmosphere provided in the cypress-paneled main
lounge where cadets may meet with relatives and friends . . . and
grass” program. All areas affect
ed will be posted with “Keep Off
the Grass” signs.
A1 Sabo Promoted
Add to the list of officer pro
motions reported herein last issue
the name of Alexander Sabo, as
sistant baseball coach, who was
raised to the rank of full lieuten
ant by AlNav 37.
Mclver Honors Cadets
Mclver dormitory is holding
open house for cadets of the 20th
and 21st Battalions tomorrow af
ternoon from 1600 to 1800.
)): * *
Dental Officer Reports
Lieut. Comdr. Jacob E. L.
Thomas, DC-V(G), USNR, came
aboard Mar. 15, and will serve as
senior dental officer.
Mar. 20—Free movie at Village
Theatre, “War Against Mrs. Had
ley” with Fay Bainter and Ed
ward Arnold. Also short subject,
“Tomorrow We Fly.” Feature
starts at 1330, 1523, 1930 and
2124. Complete show one hour, 57
Mar. 21—Free movie at Village
Theatre, “Wings for the Eagle”
with Ann Sheridan and Dennis
Morgan. Also short subject, “Men
of the U. S. Navy.” Feature starts
at 1310 and 1509. Complete show
one hour, 59 minutes.