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Vol. 1—No. 38
U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Saturday, June 12, 1943
Don Freeman, pictured above,
who is being sent to the various
activities of Naval Aviation
through cooperation of the As
sociated American Artists and
the Navy Department, spent last
week here making sketches and
paintings of the cadets engaged
in the Pre-Flight Training Pro
Mr. Freeman is an old friend
of William Saroyan, and did the
sketches which illustrate that au
thor’s latest book, “The Human
Comedy.” He has done much
drama illustration work for the
New York Times.
While here Mr. Freeman found
subject matter for several can
vases. He observed the various
sports activities, military drill,
and academic classes in which the
Some of the pictures done here
See FREEMAN, va-ffe U
20 New Officers
Twenty new officers reported for
duty aboard this station during
the past week. They are: Ens.
Theodore Wayne Arnold, USNR,
platoon officer; Ens. John C.
Busby, Jr., USNR, assistant dis
bursing officer; Ens. Russell K.
Doan, USNR, platoon officer; Lt.
(jg) Finn B. Eriksen, USNR,
platoon officer; Lieut. William R.
Fisher, USNR, nomenclature and
recognition; Lt. (jg) Eugene De-
Armit Forker, USNR, platoon of
ficer; Lt. (jg) Thomas A. Gor
man, USNR, platoon officer; Lt.
(jg) William Howard Grimberg,
USNR, platoon officer; Ens. Wil
liam A. Hedtke, USNR, mass ex
ercise; Ens. Harold Eugene Hick
man, USNR, swimming.
See NEW OFFICERS, page A
Lt. Comdr. Frank H. Wickhorst,
USNR, one of the all-time ath
letic stars of the United States
Naval Academy, has been appoint
ed Officer in Charge of the Naval
Aviation Pre-Flight Training Pro
gram, succeeding Comdr. Thomas
J. Hamilton, USN, who has been
ordered to duty at sea.
Assistant to Comdr. Hamilton
since the training program began,
Lt. Comdr. Wickhorst aided the
former in drawing up plans for
the Pre-Flight Schools and the
organization which handles the
entire physical training program
for Naval Aviation cadets.
The new chief of the physical
training program has engaged in
athletics most of his life. After
playing on the freshman football
team of the University of Illinois
in 1922 with Red Grange and Earl
Britton, he transferred to the Na-
See NEW HEAD, page U
Next Cadet Dance
To Be Held June 19
The next dance for the regiment
of cadets is scheduled for Satur
day, June 19, in Woollen gymna
sium. Jive and swing music for
the occasion will be furnished by
the popular Pre-Flight band.
Starting time for the affair will
be 2030, while the last dance will
end at 2315. Taps will be at 2400.
Bowman Gray Pool
Place to Cool Off
‘Come On In—The Water’s
Bowman Gray pool will be open
to Naval Personnel, members of
the university faculty, and towns
people during the first term of
summer school, starting June
Hours will be;
Saturday, children only.
5:30-7:30 — Monday through
Friday, adults and university stu
Admission will be by tickets
which may be purchased at the
Cashier’s Office of the University,
located in the basement of South
Building. The fee is $1.00 for
children and $2.00 for adults.
Tickets will be valid for the first
term of Summer School only, and
purchasers are required to pass
a physical examination by a
medical officer or civilian phy
sician, who will sign and date the
June 12—Free movie at Village
Theatre, “Whistling in Dixie” with
Red Skelton and Ann Rutherford.
Feature starts at 1555, 1940 and
2104. Complete show 1 hour, 24
June 13—Free movie at Village
Theatre, “The Powers Girl” with
Ann Shirley and George Murphy.
Feature starts at 1320 and 1505.
Complete show 1 hour, 43 minutes.
Artist Sketches Pre-Flight Training Program
Lt. Comdr. Frank Wickhorst,
USNR, New Pre-Flight Head