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Vol. 1—No. 27 U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C. Saturday, March 27, 1943 Ninth V-5 OfUcer Training Course Underway Here The ninth V-5 officer indoctrina tion course began here last week with 138 well known coaches, ath letes and teachers donning Navy khaki for one month’s training in naval customs and traditions, mili tary drill and physical condition ing. Leading the field of outstanding sports figures now being groomed for their future job of instructors in the naval aviation physical fit ness program is Ensign Cornelius Warmerdam, world’s greatest pole vaulter and winner of this year’s James E. Sullivan Memorial Trophy as the Number One Ameri can sportsman and athlete of 1942, Football is represented in the new class by Lieut. Rex Enright, head coach from the University of South Carolina and former Green Bay Packer player; Lieut, (jg) Tom Barclay, line coach at Dart- niouth and Brooklyn Dodger pro gridder of 1935; Ensign Len Bar- num. New York Giants and Phila delphia Eagles star pigskinner; Ensign Clarence Wyatt, ’38 Ten nessee star and former coach at Mississippi State, and Ensign Wil liam Kerr, of the 1939 Notre Dame flighting Irish. Baseball and golf players ap pearing on the local scene are En sign Joe Gonzales, Boston Red Sox t^iamondeer of ’38 and ’39, and En- See V-5 OFFICERS, page U Movie Schedule Mar. 27—Free movie at Village Theatre, “Panama Hattie” with Skelton and Ann Sothern. f'eature starts at 1330, 1500, 1930 ^nd 2100. Complete show one hour, ^0 minutes. Mar. 28—Free movie at Village Theatre, “Mrs. Miniver” with ^reer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. f'eature starts at 1300 and 1520. Complete show two hours, 20 min- ^tes. Huge Track Meet Held in Record Time Six Officers Named Special Instructors In Military Arts A revision of the military de partment’s procedure for teaching cadets the rudiments of first aid, ordnance and gunnery, and sea manship, was announced early last week by Lieut. Comdr. Lloyd R. Sauer, USNR, regimental com mander. Under the new plan placed in operation last Monday, six officers have been designated to specialize in teaching military arts subjects, thereby relieving the regular pla toon officers of this function. Formerly each platoon officer would lecture to his cadets on these subjects in the course of accom panying them through the pro gram. Now, the six selected of- WINNERS of the track and field jamboree, finals of which were held here Monday afternoon, are pictured above with two of the track coaches, Lieut Robert Pitkin, left, and Lieut. Charles “Chic” Werner, right. Over 1400 cadets participated in the three day event, largest of its kind ever held. Bottom left shows Comdr. John P. Graff, USN (Ret.), commanding officer, who personally presented awards and congratu lated the winners in a special ceremony held Tuesday afternoon. 1400 Started Out, Ten Were Crowned Champs Here Monday Ten cadet champions were crowned here Monday afternoon as finals of the largest track and field jamboree ever scheduled were held at ^Fetzer Field. The three-day meet, which started last Thursday, had 1400 par ticipants the first day, 520 on Friday, and a total of 150 cadets in the finals. The Skyrockets with 45 points v/ere the squadron winners, fol lowed by the Catalinas with 38^/4, the Helldivers with 33, and the Mariners with 32%. Other points were scored by the Buffaloes and Kingfishers, each of whom had 30, the Buccaneers with 29, the Coro nados with 28%, the Wildcats with 25, the Vindicators with 11, the Devastators with 7, and the Mus tangs with 1. So well was the program hand led by the track department that the total actual running time of the entire three-day program was but one hour and 45 minutes. Fifty-five minutes were taken the See TRACK, page 3 ficers will serve as military arts teachers for all the cadets, deliver ing two lectures daily, in addition to handling their regular sports work. The six military instructors who will function under the direction of Lieut. John E. Hollis, USNR, officer in charge of military arts, are: Lieut, (jg) Raymond J. Roche, USNR, who heads the ordnance and gunnery phase; Lieut, (jg) James E. Wadsworth, USNR, in charge of seamanship; Ensign William H. Rodiek, USNR, in charge of first aid; and Ensigns F. S. Donnelly, Jr., Archer E. Reilly, Jr., and Richard Zimmer man.