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Saturday, March 20, 1943
Vol. 1—No. 26 Sat., March 20, 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
Last week we considered five reasons for
going to church. In looking through the March
issue of “The Link” (official publication of
the Service Men’s Christian League) I found
the following statement by President Roose
President Roosevelt on Church-Going
“In this actual world, a churchless com
munity is a community on the rapid down
“Church work and church attendance mean
the cultivation of the habit of feeling re
sponsibility for others.
“Yes, I know all the excuses. I know that
one can worship the Creator in a grove of
trees, or by a running brook, or in a man’s
own house, as well as in church. But I also
know, as a matter of cold fact, that the aver
age man does not thus worship.
“He may not hear a good sermon at church.
He will hear a sermon by a good man who,
with his wife, is engaged all of the week in
making hard lives a little easier.
“He will listen to and take part in read
ing some beautiful passages from the Bible.
And, if he is not familiar with the Bible, he
has suffered a loss.
“He will take part in the singing of some
“He will meet and nod or speak to good, quiet
neighbors. He will come away feeling a little
more charitable toward all the world, even
toward those excessively foolish young men
who regard church-going as a soft perform
“I advocate a man’s joining in church work
for the sake of showing his faith by his works.”
This is more than just a statement—it is a
challenge. For those of us who are doing the
thing we are doing because of love for our
Country it is a challenge that must and will
— 'Buster Bits—
Cadet George J. Goldsmith, of New York,
N. Y., at the age of 21, was the youngest
first sergeant in the Marine Corps when he
transferred to the V-5 program last year. He
enlisted in the Marines in 1938 and has spent
some two and a half years at sea. . . .
A boxer of better than average ability is
Cadet Salvatore Esposito, of New York,
N. Y., who fought in the Journal-American
Diamond Belt Amateur Tournament in Mad
ison Square Garden, in 1940-41, coming off
with runner-up honors in the middleweight
class. Before becoming a cadet, he attained
the rating of aviation radioman, third class
petty officer in the Regular Navy. . . . Cadet
Ralph E. Rice, of New York, N. Y., was AAU
Junior Cross Country Champ in 1939. . . .
Doctor of optometry for the past five years
was Cadet Claude Gelette, of Susquehanna,
Pa. He was graduated cum laude from the
Pennsylvania State College of Optometry in
1937. ... A promising singing career was
interrupted when Cadet Dick Warren, of
Beckley, W. Va,, entered the Pre-Flight pro
gram. A professional singer, Warren has per
formed on several CBS programs. ...
As a member of the Merchant Marine for
almost three years. Cadet Robert W. Reeve,
of Essex Falls, N. J., has seen plenty of the
world in travels to South America, Europe and
to the Far East. . . . Cadet Sydney L. Shuf-
FAIN, of Boston, Mass., as an aviation mechanic
in the Navy, served as plane captain on the per
sonal plane used by the Commander-in-Chief
of the Atlantic Fleet for one year, and acted
as flight engineer on all flights. ...
There were once two men who were the only
survivors of a shipwreck. For two days they
floated in an open life boat with nothing to eat
When their plight became desperate, one
of them decided to pray. He dropped to his
knees and began, “I’ve been leading the wrong
kind of life for a long, long time. But if I am
allowed to get out of this I promise that for
the rest of my days on earth—”
“Hold on a minute,” said the other man.
“Don’t commit yourself. I think I see land!”
—Wendell L. Willkie
At Great Lakes the other day a company
commander stopped his recruits, who had been
talking and laughing in ranks, and said: “Not
one of you men will be given liberty tonight.”
A small voice from the rear of the ranks piped
up meekly. “Give me liberty or give me
death.” The commander snapped, “Who said
that?” Whereupon the meek voice answered,
“Patrick Henry, sir.”
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