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Saturday, March 27, 1943
Vol. 1—No. 27 Sat, March 27, 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 be 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
Chajdain Corps, USN
A week from Sunday an opportunity will be
given to the Episcopal cadets to attend a
Communion Service in their own church. The
response to this opportunity has always been
great. The expressions of appreciation for
the oppoi'tunity have always been many. Ca
dets who go to this service at the Episcopal
Church will form in their regular fashion and,
as usual, proceed to Memorial Hall. After the
Navy Service has progressed to a point fol
lowing the “Navy Hymn,” the cadets going to
the Episcopal Church will depart in time to
attend this service at 1030.
This will also be Communion Sunday at the
General Protestant Service. During this period
of Lent when we are all more conscious of our
Christian obligations, this can be a very mean
There has been a very definite turn toward
matters of religion in our Navy. This comes,
not only from my own observations but is
substantiated by the chaplains who have been
“out there,” many of whom have lost their
Even in the most difficult conditions, the
various commanding officers have seen a value
in the opportunity for religious expression
and have leaned heavily upon their chaplains
in their capacity as “assistant for morale.”
And why not? The very principles for which
the United Nations are fighting are those
freedoms which are the essence of Jesus’ teach
ings. Of course there is response to religion!
Remember, it is the church pennant only that
flies above the National Ensign.
Lieut. Hatcher to Review Book
Lieut. Harlan H. Hatchei’, USNR, instructor
in ENS and nationally known author, will be
guest speaker at the Pre-Flight Women’s Club
meeting in Lenoir Hall, next Wednesday at
1445. He will review Marcia Davenport’s The
Valley of Decision.
Nine Officers Detached
Nine Pre-Flight officers Were detached dur
ing the past week, three leaving for duty out
side the country.
Transferred for service with the fleet were
Lieut. Robert J. DeBei’ry, USNR, senior
dental officer, who has been succeeded by Lieut.
Comdr. Jacob E. L. Thomas, USNR; Lieut,
(jg) John J. Daly, Jr., USNR, platoon officer;
and Lieut. John Dickson, USNR, platoon of
Other detachments sent Lieut. Francis I.
Holbrook, USNR, platoon officer, to the Navy
Flight Preparatory School, University of
Texas, Austin, Tex.; Lieut, (jg) John D.
Devins, USNR, platoon officer, to the Naval
Air Station, Cape May, N. J.; Lieut, (jg) Dan
McKinnon, USNR, platoon officer, to the
NFPS at Murray State Teachers College,
Murray, Ky.; Lieut, (jg) Worthington L. Sur-
rick, USNR, platoon officer, to Naval Air Tech
nical Training Center, Chicago, 111.; Ensign
John F. Stovall, USNR, platoon officer, to
NFPS, University of Virginia, Charlottesville,
Va.; and Ensign Vincent Dennery, USNR,
platoon officer, to NAS, Brunswick, Me.
Lieut. John E. Hollis, USNR, officer in
charge of military instruction, has been on
temporary duty dui’ing the past week at the
Naval Training School (Radio), Polytechnic
Institute, Auburn, Ala.
Busy Time on Rifle Range
There was plenty of shooting on the rifle
range during the first quarter of the year, ac
cording to figures released by Lieut. Comdr.
Lloyd Sauer, USNR, regimental commander.
A total of 80,575 rounds of ammunition, or
an average of 25 per man, was fired during
that period by cadets and members of the V-5
officers indoctrination course, under the direc
tion of Marine Gunner F. E. Wirkus.
Weekend Hostesses at Navy Hall
Volunteer hostesses at Navy Hall, reception
center for the Pre-Flight School, for this week
Saturday: 1430-1730, Miss Mary Elizabeth
Armbruster and Miss Virginia Copeland;
19'30-2130, Miss Annie Laurie White and Miss
Sunday afternoon: Miss Evelyn Tedder and
Miss Dot Fierens.
The volunteer hostesses are all civilian em
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